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Spring is comng-Spring is coming!
With her sunshine and her shower ;
Heaven is ringing with the singing
Of the birds in brake and bower;
Buds are filling, leaves are swelling,
Flowers on field and bloom on tree;
O'er the earth, and air, and ocean,
Nature holds her jubilee.
Sort then stealing comit feeling
O'er my bosom tenderly;
Sweetly I ponder, as I wonder,
For my musings are of thee.
Spring is coming-Spring is coming!
With her mornings fresh and light;
-With her noons of cliequered glory,
Sky of b!ue, and -clouds of white.
'Caln grey night fials. when the light falls
From the tar bespangled sky,
'While the splendor, pale and tender,
-Ohe young moon gleams on high.
'Still at morn, at noon, at even,
$pring is full of joy for me,
For I ponder as I wonder,
And my musingsare of thee.
Still on thee my thoughts are dwelling,
Whatsoc'er thy name my be;
Beautiful, beyond words, ttlling,
Is thy presence unto me.
Morning's breaking, finds thee waking
Wandering in the breeze's flight ;
Noontide's g!ory mantles o'er thee
In a shower of sunny light.
Daylight dying leaves thee lying
In the silvery twlight ray;
Stars look brightly on thee nightly
Till the coming of the day.
Everywhere and every minute,
Feel I near thee, lovely one;
In tle lark and in the linnet,
I can hear thy joyous t'nt-.
Bud and b:ooming iark tile coming
Of thy feet o'er vale and hi:;
And thy presence, with lifes e setnce,
Makes the forest's heart to fill.
Low before thee, I adore thee,
Love creative, thee I sng;
Now I meet thee, and I grcet thee
By the holy name or :-i ing !
THE UNKNOWN GUEST.
O.v pleasant evening in the month of
June, in the year 17-, a man was observed
enmering the borders of -a wood, near the
Hudson River, his appearance tha't of a
person above the common rank. The in
habitants 6f a country village would have
dig itied him with the title of "squire," and
fron his manners pronouecd him proud
but those more accustomed to society, would
inform you, that there %%as something like a
military air about him. H is horse panted
as if it had been hard pushed for some niles;
yet, fron the owner's fregnent stops to caress
the patient animal, he could not be charged
with want of humanity, but seemed to he
actuated by some urgent lcessity. The
rider forsaking a good road for a )e-path
leading through the woods, indicated a
.desire to avuidt the gaze of other travellers.
He had not left the hiouse where lhe inquired
'the direction of the ab~ove menitioned path,
before the quietude of the pla:ce was broken
by the noise of dlistant thunder. Hie was
soon after obliged to disntmit, travelling
becoming dangerous as dlarktness concealed
surrounding objects, except when the ligitn
ing flash afforded him a momentary view of
.his situattio~n. A peal louded and of longer
duratioti than any of the preceding, which
nlow burst over his head, seeming as if it
.would rend the woods asunder, was quickly
riollowed by a heavy fidl of rain that pene.
r trated the clothes of the stratnger ore lie
, ould obtain the shelter of a large oak which
z..tood at a little distantce.
Almost exhausted with thme labors of the
-day, he was aboutt making such disposition
of the saddle and his over-coat, as would
e~nable him to pass the night with what com.
t4ort circumstances wvould admit, when Ite
*espied a light glimmering through the trees.
Animated wvith the hope of better lodgings,
~he determined to proceed. The more oh.
stcles the farther lie advanced, the soil hbe
ing comoJsed of clay, which the rain had
-rendered so soft that his feet slipped at every
step. By the utmost perseverance, this ditli
culty was finally over~comei without any
accident, and lie had the pleasure of finding
.himself in front of a decent looking farm
house. The watch-dog began barking.
wvhich brought the owner of the mansion to
" Who is there ?" said he.
" A friend who has lost his wvay, and in
search of a place of shelter," wsas the an
" Come in, sir," added the speaker, " and
whatever my house will afford, you shall
.have with wvelcome,"
"I mtust provide for the weary companion
,of my jour-ney," remarked the other.
But the former undertook the task, and
.after conducting the new-coiner into a room
where his wife was seated1, he led the horse
.to a well-stored barit, antd there provided for
'him most bountilully. On rejoining the
traveller, he obser-vetd, " That is a noble ani
mnal of yours, sir."
"Yes," was the reply, " and I am sorry
that I was obliged ton misuse him so as to
make it necessary to give y-ou so much trou
ble with the care of him ; buat I have to thank
you for your kindness to both of us."
" I (lid no more than tmy duty, sir," said
the entertainer, "and therefore am entitled
to nmo thatnks. But Susan," added he, turtn
ing to the hostess, n ith a half rep~roachll
look, " why have you not given the getntle
man somtething to eat ?"
Fear had prevetnted thle good woman fronm
exercising a well-knownt benevolence; for a
robbery had been comnmitted by a lawless
b~a or depredators, but a few weeks before,
in that neighborhood, and as a report stated
that the ruffians were all well dressed, her
imagination suggested that this man might
be one of them.
At her husband's remonstrance, she now
readily engaged in repairing her error, by
preparing a splendid repait. During the
meal there was much interesting conversa.
tion among the three. As soon as the wor
thy countr3 man perceived that his guest had
satisfied his appetite, he informed him that it
was now the hour at which the family usu
alfv performed their devotions, inviting him
at the same time to be present. The invita.
tion was accepted in these words.
"It would afford me the greatest pleasure
to commune with my Heavenly Preserver,
after the events of the day; such exercises
prepare us for the repose which we seek in
The host now reached the Bible fr<,m the
shelf, and after reading a chapter and sing
ing, concluded . the whole with a fervent
paryer ; then, lighting a pine knot, conducted
the person lie had entertained to his chamber,
wishing him a good night's rest, and retired
to an adjoining apartient.
- John," w hispered the woman, " that is a
good gentleman, and not of the high way.
imen, as I supposed."
"Yes, Susan," said he, " I like him bet.
ter for thinking of his God, than all his kind
inquiries after our welfare. I wish our Pe.
ter had been at .home from the army, if it
was only to hear this good man talk ; I am E
sure Washington himself could not say
more for his country, nor give a better histo. t
ry of the hardships endured by our brave
" Who knows now," inquired the wife,
but it may be'himself after all, my dear; for z
they do say he travels just so all alone, f
sometimes. Hark ! what's that?" t
The sound of a voice came from the b
hamber of their guest, who was now engag. <
ed in his private religious worship. After s
thanking the Creator for his many mercies, v
and asking a blessing on the inhabitants of
the house, he continued, " And now, Alinigh.
ty Father, if it be thy holy will, that we shall e
btain a place and name among the nations of1
Ihe earth, grant that we may be enabled to
;how our gratitude for thy goodness, by our
endeavors to fear and obey thee. Bless us <
with wisdom in our council, success in bat. I
le, and let ou victories be tempered iith v
mumanity. Endow, also, our enemies with a
nliglitened minds, that they may become d
;eiisible of their injustice, and willing to i
estore liberty and peace. Grant the peti.
ion of tly servant, for the sake of Him C
hou hast called.the beloved Son ; neverthe- I'
ess, not m1y will, hut thine be done. Amen." l
The next morning the traveller, declinirng J
lie pressing solicitation to) breakfast with his
ost, derlnied it was necessary for him to t
xross the river inmediatelv ; at the same I
ime offering part of' his purse as a com apen. f
ation for what lie had received which was n
" Well, sir," continued lie, " since you i
ill not permit me to recompense yon for t
our trouble, it is just that I should inform d
*()u on whom vou have conferred so many a
bligations, and also add to them, by request. I
g your assistance in crossing the river. I e
iad been out yesterday, endeavoring to i
>btain some information respecting our ene. I
ny, and being alone, ventured too far from A
he camp. On my return, I was surprised
>y a foraging party, and only escaped by
iv know ledge of the roads, anid the fleet. li
iss of my horse. My name is George f
Washington." - c
Surpiise kept the listetder silent for a mo
nent ; then, after successfully repeating the
'ivitation to partake of some refreshment, e
xc hastened to call two negroes with whoset
ssistance lie placed the horse on a smalli
al, of rimbher that was lyinig in the r'iver, s
ear the door, and sooni conveyed the Gen- in
~rah to the opposite side of th.e river, where
e left him to pursue his way to the camp,
wishing him a safe and prosperous journey.
Du his return to the house, lhe found that
while lie w'as engaged in making prepara
tions for conveyinig the horse across the
river, tiis illustrious visitor had persuaded his
wile to aiccepit a to'ken of' reomembrance,
uichi the famiily are proud of exhibiting to
TIhe abov'e is only one of the hazards
encountered by this truly great patriot, for
the purpose of transmiitting to posterity the
treasureS wea now enjoy. Let us acknowvl
edge the benefits received, by our endeavors
to preserve them in their purity, and keelpingI
in renmembrance the great Source wvhence
these blessiuigs flow, wve may be enabled to
render our namnes worthy ol being enrolled I
with that of the Father of' his county.
THlE CRADLE AWVY UP iN TIlE GARRET.
Br M. oUisa currTwooD.
I'r was ani old fashioned little cradle. The
proud daughter-in-lawv would scorn to have
it in the nursery. Her children sleep in
daitty cribs ; and the relic of olden times is
pushed into a darkened corner, awvay up in
the garret. It is a quiet autumnal day :
such days are full of memories ; and the old
grandmother is thinkitig, thitiking. She
arises, at length, and totters up, anid up, the
lolty flights of stairs; she passes through the
elegant rooms ; she gains the garret, and(
sinks downt beside that unsightly cradle; atnd
bows her tretmblintg head over it, as iif watch
ing the slumbers of' a babe. That little old
garret, with one long beam of suinlighit
streaming from the high windbw ; and the
spider webs wvoven over the rafters; and one
cricket, singing .lonesomely from sonme si'
lent corner, is a good place to dlreamo.
Memory is unfolding picture after picture,
for the grandmnother to look upon.
She sees a cabin home. It is in the fitish
sutimner time ; there are green boughs in thme
fire place, and around the clockt, and over
the miantel b'oard. Tlhere are short, whiite,
mtslitn curtains, drawnt partially across, the
windows. There are two beds, w"ithi a ha-.
reau betweeti, statnding in the eastern part
of the room ; arid a little stand, with the
bible and hytmn.hook upon its white fringed
cover, beneath the little looking glass. There
i:. cp.ba, w.ih ;its brightly, polishedrl
>ewter, and the pine table, scoured by ner
)wn hands. And she is sitting by the win
low, her foot gently touching that same
lear little cradle ; and ier eyes, lifted from
ier sewing, now and then, to see if that dear
luAhand, on whose love her heart rests, is
:nming. How deliciously her henit is .stir
-ed to the music of sweet thoughts. It is
ier flrat-born, her darling Johnny, sleeping
n the cradle. Never yet have his dewy,
ose'bud lips murmured " mother ;" his dim.
>ed arifs clasp her neck ; his velvet cheek
iestles against her breast, his clear blue
-yes look lovingly into her own. She is the
nother again, as memory paints that sweet
aby face. She hears the bees humming in
he little bed of pinks, below the window.
ihe sees the shadow-leaves of the Virginia
retpers, playing upon the grass, in the sun
ight, as the breeze stirs the long clazping
irnis that cling about the rough logs.
She hears the rivulet's ripple as it winds
hrough mossy'spots, and laves the roots of
he old sycamore, whose shadows fall upon
ief roof. She hears the birds singing, away
>fl in the woodlands. She sees, oh! best tf
ill, her dear husband coming home from his
laily labor. His step is on the sill, his mer
-y voice speaks her name, and then little
ohnny is clasped to his heart.
Another picture. She is a little older
ow. It is winter; there are drifts of snow
m the eaves; it. d, as far as the eye can
ook, one unbroken mass of snow. She
ears the winds moan through the sycamore.
'he flowers are dead ; the rivulet frozen;
lie bEds silent. But there is a bright fire
in the hearth, aid the cabin home warm
vith its crimson light. Johnny is playing
vith father; and a baby girl, the little Liz.
ie, is in the cradle ; fragile, delicate, beauti.
ul ; she has dark eyes, like her mother's only
hey wear a sadder, softer look, and her
aby's smile seems sad also ; her hands are
lasped and thrown aiove tier head, and she
miles in-her sleep, as if the angels were
rispering to her.
Another picture. It is in the May month,
nd all out of doors is so beautiful. Flow
rs and birds in the woodland ; joy-music ev
rywhere. Every where? No, there is sadness
i the cabin home. There is another babe
i the cradle. It is robust, and the blood
f health flows through its veins. It is Char
e. Why are they sad then ? Johnny sits,
ith his faee hidden in his mother's bosomn,
nd she is sobbing. Under the front win.
ow is something coveted with white. ?The
eighlbor women are moving noiselessly
uot, speaking but little. Li:zie is hi tier
gai. There is an empty g.-ave waiting
>r its victim, right up oil the hill, whpre
utteroups dot the grass. Dea- little Lizzie !
oy that the angels took thee home so early.
Another picture. Johnny has growIn up
) nearly manhood. Charlie is a stout,
ierry boy, and there are others about the
re-side. he mother is a good deal older
ow. Her hair is streaked a little with sil.
er tier brow furrowed ; and her cheek very
ided. There are fair daughters and sons,
ut have been born *unto her since Lizzie
ied.' Grace, with her dazzligg blue eyes
id golden hair. Mary, with sad dark eyes,
ke tier dead sister. Annie, with her lips I
ver dewv 'with love and joy. Reginald,
,-ith eyes and brow so like his father's, and I
houis, the youngest, the pet and the darling.
Mu umnbroken fit ily ; but not fur lonig.
Aioth'er picture. She is a widow now.
ler beloved sleeps with little Lizzie. God
nows how bereft ste is ; to Him she Ioks
2r balmi ; to IHimt she prtays for her dlear
ildreni, and miost of all for Reginald-the
roud, the passionate, wilful ieginiald. Alt,
ie mother's heart ! Hlow it goes with her!
hildren. How it would bear every panng,
mtt they might be saved. Yet, how often
;is torn, crushed, bnoken, by those she hnas
hetred in tier b~osom ! God pity thu
lther whose heart thus beats agaitnst
Another picture. 0 God, have pity !
Fhe hotisehotd atter is almost desolate.
ears have gone by-sad years. No wvon.
her the ptalsied hand tretnbles, as it clasps
he eradle, No wonider tears fall where
unny heads once nestled. No wonider the
dtd gradmothier cries out, " Fatther, have
tery !"' for she feels the neced of strength
nd love. Johinnty is still with her ; he is
~rowing wealthy. Mary is in the grave,
tricken in early wvomnanhood, when life
eemed so bright. Beautiful Grace is gone,
he knows not whither. Beauty, to tier,
vas a curse, and site fled to a distant land
ith one fascinatinig as the serpent, but al
endy wedded. Anntie joitned her fortunes
o one, alas ! unwor-thy ; and died, far from
ter mother's home, of a brokeni heart. Regi
ald wvent into the gay world-was temnpte~d
-was lost !-anid the grave of the drunkard
mtd bauchee closes over his bright head.
ouis, the pet, the youngest, is winning
iimselfa name beneath Italian skies; the
>eautiful life of the poetpainter is his owvn,
d his tace is inspired, almost, by the beau.
ifu associations about him. Over the oceani
to his mother's prayers often go to him.
Another picture-Ott no ! it is too real.
rhe old garret-the to-day-the empty era
io. Shte is living with Johnny, in his cost
y time. She is considlered an initruder bty
ie daughte'r-in-la w ; and tier son-her Jlohn
iy-the first-born, whtomn she has watched
ver and cradled Ott tier breast, and loved so,
"Mother is getting to be quite troubile
lome ; she is grov.itig childish."
The desolate old grandmother knows this,
nd longs for the grave. She tins outlived
dl that makes life attractive. God compass
hat weary, abniost worn-out heart, with I his
ove, anid take her hiomo to His " Ilouse of'
nany mnansions"-Arthur's Home Matg
O07 AN editor biecatte martial, atnd wvas
~reated captaiti. Otn parade instead of, " two
aces in front-advatice," tie unconisi nusly
exclaimed, " Cashi-twvo doilars a year im
CmEA-A man has been fmned one cent
for shooting a newvspaper editor in Texas.
We hope the price ranges higher in this
Youth is the time to dream. The young
man looks forward with hope to the bright
ness of the future. The young maiden
whose soul is purity and innocence, gazes
forward from the threshhold of her buddirg
affections to the great tealities of existence.
She paints a lover alT manliness, love and
beauty, all virtue and true nobility of char.
aeter. Even now, in the vividness of her
ideal, ehe loves, worships the bright being,
whom, poor, blushing girl we are afraid she
will never find. She pictures the bridal day
with its mingling joys. How fondly her
lover looks upon her'.-and how earnestly
lie promises to love, cherish and protect her,
till death severs the golden knot.-Then she
imagines the home that will smile blessings
under her festering guardainship. She dreams
iow fondly her husband will love her. How
fondly she will love her husband-how
mooth and unruffled Will be the current of
their daily joys!
Trusting girl she m.mkes no allowance (or
ramily jars, none for washing days or tight.
iess in the money market. She wonders in
ier simplicity that men have ever quarreled
with their wives, or wives with their hus.
)ands. She will have. none of it. If she
iad painted the scene for Paradise it could
ot have been more harmonious. Thus she
freams, but the reality, alas! is often a sad
1omamentary on the folly of dreaming.
GEMS OF IOUGIIT.
Abundance is a trotible, but competency
A burden which one-chooses is not felt.
A man had better be poisoned in his blood
han in his principles. -
A careless watch invites a vigilant foe.
A virtuous mind in a fair body is like a
ine picture in a good light.
Acquire honesty, seek humility, practice
conomny, love fidelity.
A chaste eye exiles licentious looks.
A gainst fortune, oppose courage; against
A man that breaks his word bids others
)e false to him.
A good cause makes a stout heart and a
DYiNG WORDS oF NAFOLEoN AND JosE
untE.-The dying hours lingered slowly
way, during which im'rticulate words were
ceasionally heard frour the lips of the illus
rious sufferer. "wAKl .. thQught," says
iontholon, " that I distinguished the uncon
eeted words, "French-army-head of the
i) any-Josephine.." This was at six o'clock
n the morning. During the rest of the day,
ntil six in the evening, he was lying upon
mis back, with his right hand out of the bed,
11d his eyes fi.%ed, seemingly absorbed in
leep meditation, and without any appear
inme of suffering. A- pleasant and placid
*xpression was spread over his features, as
f lie were sweetly sleeping.
A dark and tempestuous night succeeded
ho stormy day. I he gale, with increasing
urv, swept the oeban and the black rocks,
mid wailed as mournful a dirge as could fall
m mortal ears. The very island seemed to
hake before the gigantic billows, hurled
g:inst its craggy cliffs by the spirit of the
turm. In the midnight darkness of that
errifie elenmental war the spirit of Napoleon
msed the earthly yail, and entered the dread
" Isle of Elba --Napoleon," wero the last
vords of the gentle and loving Josephine.
' France-thec army-Josephine," were the
ist images which lingered mn the heart, and
he last words which trembled upon the lips
if the dying Emperor.
A FACT FOlR TilE TIMES.
A worthy gentleman, now deceased, but
ormnerly a valued citizen and sagacious coun
ry merchant of our District, who bad sold
ut (umder Judgments in his favor) the little
'rms of many a poor man in his neighbor
iod, declared a le w years before his death, to
friend of ours, that he had been too hard on
he por with reference to his own pecunia
'y gain, lHe said he had not a doubt, but
hmat he would have been better off, as to
>roperty, himaself, if he had delt more lenient
y towards his debtors. He proceeded to
exphin, that if, instead of selling out his
oor neighbor's land, to pay the account the
oor neighbor had contracted with his store,
e had indulged these neighbors and given
hem time to pay, as they might be able,
:hey could have worked along paying a lit.
l at a time, and conttinuing to trade wvith
min. But by pushing them for their little
.ehts, ho had caused them to be sold out,
nid that in very tmany cases, in order to try
to save his debt, he would bid off their land.
n this way, while he accumulated on his
ands a vast body of land, that he could not
turn to any profit, he lost by removals, so
many of his neighbors, that his meroantile
business was so seriously curtailed, that he
wis an actual loser by the operation.
Such was the experience of one who had
few sn periors in practical wisdom, and whom
the world called sagacious and shrewd. [-is
experience as related by himself, not many
years before his'death, to a friendi of ours,
who related it to us, is full of wisdom, that
migat be heeded to advantage by some at
the present dlay.-Spartanburg Spartan.
Mas. PARlT[NGToN AND THlE KNOW.
Nourxos.-Mrs. Partington thus rebukes
her promising heir, Ike, for professing to be
a Know- Nothing.
" You poor child, you may not know so
much as some, but you ainmt man idiom nuther'
and although it's alwvays well to be humble,
and1( not pr-etend to knowv things whenm yonu
don't, it isn't well to go round bragging
about know nothing and proving yourself a
fool, when folks don't suspect it. You'll find
enough to do it without you."
CONGREss is abottt erecting a, Lunatic
Asylum in Washington, We know of no
place that stands more in, need of such an
TilE LATE ADRAL PRICE AND TIlE SAUCY
A late San Francisco paper says:
" The obituaries in the late English papers
contain notices of the life and services of
this officer on the Southern Coast of the
United States during the last war with Great
Britain. Admiral Price, in cruising up and
down the Southern waters, met in his raids
on our commerce, off the Carolinas and
Georgia, with the celebrated American pri
vateer, the Saucy Jack. This vessel was
fitted out in Charleston, South Carolina, and
was owned by Messrs. Everhard & Co., of
that city. In a vessel Price commanded he
was fallen in with by the Saucy Jack, under
the command of Captain Alexander Taylor,
or Captain Thomas Jervey, from the above
port. The privateer was armed, we believe,
with some ten guns, and manned with over
eighty Carolina and Yankee sailors. The
English vessel was said to be of much supe.
*rior force, but the American vessel, nothing
daunted, unhesitatingly engaged her, and
had a close and desperate conflict with her
antagonist. The action was honorably men
tioned by the Government authorities at
Washington and some of the histories of the
last war, and is still fresh in the recollection
of the old sailors of Baltimore, Charleston
The Saucy Jack was one of the most
successful privateers of the last war, and is
said to have made immense sums of money
for her owners only. In a cruise under the
command of Captain Taylor, she recaptured
from a British prize a French vessel filled
with fine paraphernalia and costly wines and
merchandize, for the Royal Court of his
Sabel Majesty, King Christophe, at Cape
Haytien. The prize was brought into Char.
leston, and the cargo, consisting of many
articles in great demand, at war prices sold
for large sum of money. Both Captain Jer.
vey and Captain Taylor afterwards received
appointments in the Custom House of Char.
leston, under the Administration of that just
and true patriot, James Monroe-the man
who made an offer of his whole estate to his
country when in her extremities for fuuds.
Such a man could not and did not die rich, as
one bright Fourth- of July plainly showed.
Captain Taylor's family still live in his native
place of Charleston. He died from the ef.
fects of a wound by a cable, in 1823. Cap
tain Jervey was afterwards appointed Cap
tain of the Port, or Naval officer, at Char
leston, where he died, we believe, about
1844-leaving a character in every way dis
tinguished as the Sailors' Friend and an old.
fashioned Carolina gentleman of a true, lib
eral and Christian hearL His descendants
still livein Charleston. The old Captain,
like his "companion, Taylor, died without
any extra quantity of the world's riches.
Taylor died poor, as open-handed sailors
never fail to do-witness old Truxton and
hundreds of other Ancients of the Sea.
There are doubtless at this time in Califor
nia old officers and seamen who know of
the fame of the Saucy Jack of Charleston.
Now we affirm, says the Richmond En
quirer, speaking of the prevalent abuse of
foreigners by the new secret party, that the
indict.-nent against foreign-born Americans
is a grosb and infuinous libel; and we chal
lenge proof of the degrading accusations
on which they are arraigned before the world.
Are they a besotted, ignorant, vulgar crew,
as painted by Know Nothing scribblers?
For answer, we point to Agassiz, Lieber, and
other distinguished savants and literati of
foreign birth, who contribute their science
and their genius to the glory of America.
Are they lazy vagabonds, without stake in
the community ?i'The intelligent, industrious
amd thrifty tmerchants, of foreign.-birth, in
our own cities may answer this interrogato
ry. Have they exhibited incapacity or infi
delity in discharging the duties of citizenship ?
h ave they been lukewarm or treacherous in
the hour of trial ? In reply to this question,
and in general attestation of the character
of our foreign-born fellow-citizens, wve will
adduce the authority of one wvhom th,e Know
Nothing WVhig press will not undertake to
discredit. Hear what Winfield Scott, the
late candidate of the Know Nothing WVhig
party for the Presidency, affirms of the pa
triotism an~d character of our foreign-born
"You have been pleased, sir, to allude to
our adopted citizens. I can say that the
Irish, the Germans, the Swviss, the French,
the Britons, and other adopted citizens,
fought in the same rank, under the same
coloms, side by side with native Americans,
exhibiting like courag~e and etliciency; unit
ing at every victory in the same enthusiastic
shouts in honor of our flag and our country.
From Vera Cruz to the capital of Mexico
there was a generons rivalry in heroic dar
ing and brilliant achievements. -Let those
who witnessed that career of valor and pa.
triotism say, if they can, what race, accord.
ing to ntumbers, oontributed most to the gen
eral success and glory of the campaign.
In the many hard fought battles, there wvas
no room for invidious distinction. All pfoc
ed themselves the faithful Eons of our belov
ed country, and no spectator could fail to
dismiss anmy imaginary prejudice he might
Ihave entertained as to the comparative mer
its of Americans by Lirth and Americans by
And mark, this language was spoken, not
in the progress of the canvass, when it might
haye been the utmerance of interested mo
tive and biased judgment; but before Gen
eral Scott was a candidate f or the Presiden
cy, and is therefore thme honest anid deliber
ate conviction of his mind. It was spoken
at ElizaLbethtown, Newv Jersey, immediately
after his return from Mexico, in reply to a
deputation from the Common Council of
Cor.. Rsa f Hallowell, Me., has invent
ed a press by which he can print upon atny
kind of carpet cloth, any figures and colors.
It is all done by machinery, carried by steam,
and the colors are struck through by steam,
so that they are permanent as those that are
wove in. About four square yards can be
prite by one press each minute.
OUTRAGE UPON AMERIUAS IN NICARAGUA.
We have already given an account of
some difficulty which occurred at Greytown,
(San Juan del Norte,) Nicaragua, in which
American citizens were put in peril. It now
appears that simultaneously with these trans.
actions outrages of even a more serious na.
ture were being committed upon American
citizens at San Juan del Sur upon the Paci.
fic side. The Boston Journal, after giving
accounts of various engagements between
the revolutionary and government or Chom.
oro parties in February, thus details an out.
rage on the American Consul:
" On the 20th, Col. Xatuch, with 125 men
of the government party,.arrived at San
Juan del Sur, and found the place deserted
by the rebels. The Chomoro flag was
placed by him over the guard house. Du
ring the afternoon the house of. our Consul,
Mr. Priest, was surrounded by Xatuch's men,
and one Charley Partridge, an American,
who it was said had been connected with
the rebels, and who was supposed to be con
cealed in the house, was peremptorily de.
manded by Xatuch.
Partridge not being forthcoming, the house
was searched, but no trace of his where.
abouts was discovered. Xatuch, in a fli of
indignation, then went to Mr. Priest's room,
and notwithstanding that gentleman was
prostrate upon a bed of sickness, he was in.
formed that if he did not give immediate in.
formation of Partridge's retreat, in two hours
he would be shot. Mr. Priest replied by
saying that such a thing was impossible, as
he had not seen nor heard of Partridge for
But this was not satisfactory to Xatucb.
He commanded at once the arrest of Mr.
Priest, and had him conducted to the guard.
house. He caused the horses and mules of
Mr. Priest to be taken and appropriated to
his own use; a number of other animals
were also taken from foreign subjects. For
one hour and a half Mr. Priest was detained
a prisoner, at the expiration of which he was
allowed to return to his house.
In the evening Xatuch issued an order
directing the foreigners, Americans, English
and French, to assemble, his object being to
levy upon them a contribution to the amount
of $5,000. Dr. Flint, an American, was
appointed to collect the tax. On the morn.
ing of the 21st., Dr. Flint waited upon tho
foreign residents, but did not succeed in
raising the funds.
Xatuch, finding that he could not obtain
the money from that source, went to Mr.
Priest and threatened that if lie did not pro.
cure for him the money within two hours he
should, besho.L Mr. Priest uld not-" a.
the money, auiait th'o eipiratilo .
formed Xatuch that he could not and should
not raise it.
This was on the day of the arrival of the
California steamer, and there was much ex
citement among the passengers as well as
among the foreign residents who had pl.teed
themselves under the protection of the
American consul. Our informant called At
the office of Mr. Priest, and found him wri
ting the particulars of this high-handed out.
rage to the Department at Washington, and
setting forth the imperative necessity for a
vessel of war upon that station to protect
the interests of Americans.
The difficulty had not been adjusted at
the time of the departure of our informant,
though it was thought that some settlement
would be made through the agency of the
Transit Company, which had considerable
influence over thme natives.
On the same (lay (the 21st) a government
force arrived at Virgin Bay, (where the pas
senigers by the Nicaragua route embark uip.
on the lake,) and found that it had been de
sorted by the rebels. T1hey planted the
standard of the government and when the
passengers by the steamer p~assed through
much excitement prevailed. Ani American,
named Lee, who was supposed to have been
connected with the Government party, had
been brought in, and was ordered to be
shot. The agent of the Transit Company
interfered, and, through the agency of the
priest, succeeded in procuring the release of
Lee, and hurried himn on board the boat.
Lee went as far as Greytown, and probably
took the New Orleans steamer.
The cause of these outrages upon Ameri
canis is undoubtedly to be traced to the pre
vaiing impression that Col. Kinney's Cen
tral American expedition was designed to
take service with the rebels,
The Philadelphia Ledger publishes an ex
tract of a letter from Mr. Priest to his father,
which confirms the above. He also says:
"The government took possession of may
house, and hold their councils in it, and we
are all, in lact, treated as though we wvere
slaves. 1 have studiously avoided mixing up
in their quarrels, but neither this nor my po.
sition avail me or the Americans anything."
HoN. WV. C. DAwso.-Trhe National
Intelligencer says: The presentation of a
service of plate, on Tuesday evening, by a
number of the citizens of this city, to Sena
tor Dawson, of Georgia, is said to have been
a very agreeable affair. 'rho present con
sisted of a splendid silver pitcher, two gob
lets, and a solid silver salver, handsomely
finished at the establishment of the Messrs.
Galt. The testimonial was made as a small
token of the gratitude felt towards the hon
orable Senattur for his attention to the affairs
of thme District of Columbia, and as an evi
dence of their appreciationi of his gentle
manly and courteous bearing in all his iper
courso with our citizens. T1he sentiment of
regret at his leaving the councils of the na
tion is universal. Mr. Dawsonm received the
company with great cordiality, and acknowl
edged the testimmonial in. neat and appropri
ate terms, pleading that he had-merely done
lisk duty, amnd that he was but the organ ol
the Commitee of the District of Columbia.
BENTON ON THlE VETO PowER.-H On.
Thos. H. r~enton, in conversation with a
frienid of ours on Saturday'last, in a very
excited manner, said: " if 1 were President
of the United States, sir, I would keep be
side me a pile of blank vetoes. and as fast
as the plundering bills passed Congress I
would send in a veto! veto!! veto!-!! sir,
snde in a veto."
CADETs APPOINT.D BY THE PRESIDENT
AT LARGE FOR 1855.-Alexander J. Meln'
tosh, of Georgia, son of Capt. McIntosh,'
of the Navy.
Win. W. MeCreery, of Virginia; father
lost in the Grampus, and his uncle in the
John Birdsall, of New York; father died
in the service.
William H. Marriott,of Maryland; fami.
ly distinguised in the military service of tie
Dudley Riley, son of the late gen. Riley..
Pierce M. Butler, son of the late CoL.
Butler, who fell at Churubusco.
Frank Huger, son of Col. Huger, united
Charles S. Bowman, son of Capt. Bow.
Robert W. Mitchell, of Pen'nsylvania.
James P. Martin, of Kentucky.
THE DEBT OF PENNsYLVANIA.-The Au.,
ditor General and the State Treasurer of.
Pennsylvania have recently, in obedience to
a request from the Legislature, compiled a
statement showing the debts of the State di'
the first days of January, 1855, and 18519"
respectively; and from this compilation it
appears that the debt is now larger than it
was four years ago. On January 1, 1855,.
the debts was $40,985,145, on January 1,
1851, it was $40,224,287, showing .an in.
crease since that time of $760,908.
STATE ACTIoN.-We quote, in another
column, some timely reflections from the
New York Journal of Commerce, made with
special reference to the recent decision of.
the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, declaring
the Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional.
But this is only a beginning. Connecticut.
and Vermont have passed laws that enforce
the result practically, and Massachusetts and.
New York are on the eve of.doing the same
thing. Possibly these Abolitionists may yet.
teach us the force of State interposition.
The Journal of Commerce warns the North
that such may be the result, and it has often
given the same warning in vain. The -North,
in supreme self.consequence, believes it 'can.
practice in safety what it denounces us trea.
son and rebellion in the South. There will
be State Legislation South of Masorr and
Dixon's Line, as well as North of it, and
when it conies in full answer to the war.
notes of Abolition, there will no longer he a
Union, but only a longer or shorter parting
asunder of all the ties that make us one
- --4.-,- B
well kno'wn'inis 1as )na liye as
recipient, on New Year's day, of the most
elegant flower-gift we have ever seen in this
country. It was made in the shape of an
elaborately wrought table, with an octagn.
nal base, enclosing a canary hird suspended
under the central basket, in a beautiful cage.
The flowers were of the richest and rarest,
native and exotic- and we are told that the
cost or this piece of supreme folly was near.
ly 8200. The party who sent it is reputed
to be a financier of decided ability and large
Low STAGE OF WATER.-The Pilots on
the Lower Missiasippi say they never saw
the rivor in such a bad state as at present.
It is almost impossible to run clear of bars
and snags, as the channel is washing out
very fast, and old buried snags, roeks and
bars not down to their mental vocabularies
are continually getting , nearer the surface of
the water and coming into view.
THE Masonic fraternity of Louisiana,
who have for a series of years been divided
and distracted, have lately, through the ef
forts of Dr. Mackey, of Charleston, agreed
upon a thorough and perfect union.
'rTE treaty wvhich wvas sometime since
made by our government with the Argentine
Confederation, for opening the navigaitionl of
the rivers Paraguay anid Uaaguay to the
merchant flags of all nations was confirmed
by the United States Sem'ate bef'ore the ad
THEi FOLLOWING wvas written by John
Quinicy Adams, 1813.
" If New England loses her influences in
the councils of the Union, it will not be
owing to any diminution of her population.
It will be from the partial sectarian, or as
Hamilton called it, clannish spirit, which
makes so many of her political leaders jeal
ous and envious of the South. T1he spirit
is, in its nature, narrow and contracted, and
it always works by means like itself."
PRESERVATION OF LIFE.-The Mayor of
Albany has proposed an ordinance in the
Common Council of that city, prohibiting
the use of camphene, under a penalty of
$25 for each violation of the law.
PRosPERITY.-Is the only test that a vul
gar man can't pass through. If a mana has
anything mean in his disposition, a little good
luck is sure to bring it out.
MIARRIAGE.-The more married men you
have the fewver crimes there will be. Ex
amine the frightful columns of your criminal'
calenders-you will find one hundred youths
executed to one father of s family. Mar
riige renders man more virtuous and. more
wise. The father of a family is not w illing
to~blush before his own chiildren. He i.
afraid to make shimme their iniheripe.
'FEMALE INFALLIBILITY.--Ar RuaQ, fre..
quently admits that ho wvas in the wvrong;
bat a woman, never-she was only 'm ms
To DRIVE rats out of' your house:t let th
b~asemnent to a new band practiinmg on Wi
instruments. ,If the cure fails we will refund
FIDDI.EsTICKs-a word strongly 'exflrest
Whenia 1adf uace says fiddlesticks, bela s
ld'm'-a who utters another word,-.