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THORNS AND R0SE.
Swiftly, fleetly glide the hours,
Dropping thro' y our dial, Time,
- Strewing o'er some paths with flowers,
While some with thorns you thickly line!
Holding to some lips the chalice,
Dregged with bitter drops of woe,
. Tiring ne'er with seeming malice,
While life's burning tears will flow !
Then the bright cup wreathed with roses,
Culled from pleasure's flowery waste,
Ever near some lives reposes,
Naught of sorrow do they taste!
Some upon life's breezy hill-top
Gaily singing in the light,
Fill up to the gilded tip-top
Life's glad measure warmly bright!
While in gloomy valleys lying,
Pressed down by the weight of care,
Thousands struggle, vainly trying,
Life's geat load of woe to bear!
Some with sunshino on each feature
And life's canker at the heart,
Chasing Hope, that flying meteor,
That shines a moment to depart!
Go thro' life still singing, sighing,
- As the sun -or shades prevail,
Grieving, smiling, laughing, crying,
Thro' the sunshine or the gale!
Let's tread the thorny path of sorrow
Bowing meekly to the rol,
Trusting that some glad to-morrow,
We'll wake to endless bliss with God.
*-. And in meek submission bending,
Wearied hearts beneath the cross
Bear it on until the ending
Tells us life's gain would be our loss!
Thenlife's thorns will bring us flowers
Roses wreathed 'round brows of light,
Where no storm of darkness lowers,
Where glad morning brings no night!
From the Home Journal.
IARRIAGE OF POCAHONTAS.
During the lovely Indian summer time, in the
autumn of 1608, there was a marriage on the
banks of the Powhattan, where the English had
laid the corner-stone of the great fabric of An
glo Saxon Empire in the New World. It was
celebrated in the second church which the Eng
lish settlers had erected there. Like their first,
which fire had devoured the previous winter, it
was a rude structure, whose roof rested upon
rough pine columns, fresh from the virgin forest.
and whose adornings were little indebted to the
hand of art. The officiating priest was "good
Master Hunter," who had lost all his books by
the conflagration. History, poetry, and song
have kept a dutiful silence respecting that first
English marriage in America, because John
Laydon and Anna Burrows were common peo
ple. The bridegroom was a carpenter, among
the first adventurers who ascended the Pow
hatan, then named James in honor of a bad
king; and the bride was waiting-maid to
"Mlistress Forrest," wife of Thomas Forrest,
gentleman. These were the first white women
ever seen at the Jamestown settlement.
Almost five years later, there was another
marriage at Old Jamestown, in honor of which
history-, poetry, and song have been employed.
The bridegroom was "Master John Rolf, an
honest gentleman, and of good behavior," fronm
the realm of England; and the bride was a
princess royal, named Matos, or Pocahtontas, the
well-beloved daughter of the Emperor of the
great Powhatan confederacy, on the Virginia
peninsula. 'The officiating priest was Master
Alexander Whtitaker, a noble g~ostle of Chris
tianity, who wvent to Virginia fo'r thte cure of
souls. Sir Thomas Dale, then Governor of the
colony, thus briefly tells his masters of the Conm
pnny in London, the story of Pocahontas: " Pow
hiatan's daughter I caused to be carefully in
structed in thte Christian religion, who, after
she had made a good progress therein, renounced
publicly her coutry's idolatry, openly confessed
her Christian faithI, was, as site desired, bap
tized, and is since married to an English genttle
man of good understanding (ats by his letter
unto me, containing the reason of his miarriage
of her, you may perceive,) another knot to bind
this peace the stronger. 11er father and friends
gave approbation to it, and hter uncle gave her
to him in the church. Site lives emvlly aind
lovingly with him, antd, I trust, will increase in
goodntess. as the knowledge of Go:' increased ini
her. Site will go to England with moe, and,
- were it but the gaining of this one soul, I will
think mty time, toil, antd p'resent stay, well
So discoursed Sir Thomas Tde. Curio.-ity
would know mtore of the Princess and heir mar
riage and'euriosity may here be gratified to the
extent of the revelations of recorded history.
The llhtger of a special Provideitce, pointing
down the vista of ages, is seen in the character
and acts of Pocahtontas. Site was the daughter
. of a pagan king who had ncver heard of Jesus
of Nazareth, yet her heart was overflowing with
the cardinal virtues of a Christian life.
" She was a landscape of mild earth,
Where all was harmony, and caln quiet,
When Captain Smith, the boldest and thte
best of the early adventurers in Virginia, pen~e
trated the dense forest,hle was made a prisoner.
-was conducted int triuntph from village to vil
lage, until hestood ini the piresencee of Powhatan,
the supreme ruler, and was condemned to die !
Upon the barren sand
A siungle cap,:ive stood ;
Around him caime, with bow and brand.
The red men of tlte wood.
Like him of old his doom lie htears,
R ock-bonud on ocean's ram:
The chieftant's daughter knelt ini tears,
And breathed a prayer for hunxi.
Above hisdend tn air
The savage war-club swun:
The frantic girl, in wild despair,
- Her arms around him flung.
Thean shook thte warriors of the shade,
Like leaves Ott aspent-limib
** Subdued by that heroic maid,
Who breathed a prayer for him.
" Unbind him !" grasped the chief
- He kissed away he tears of grief,
* And st thecaptie ee
'Tis ever thus, when in life's storm,
Hope's star to man grows dim,
An angels kneels in woman's form,
And breathes a prayer for him.
GEORGE P. aMORRIS.
* * * * * * * *
How could that stern old king deny
The angel pleading in her eye?
How mock the sweet, imploring grace
'that breathed in beauty from her face,
And to her kneeling action gave
A power to soothe and still subdue,
Until, though humble as a slave,
To more than queenly sway she grew.
WILL.u G. Sixs.
The Emperor yielded to tho maid, and tb
captive was set free.
Two years after that event, Pocahiontas agai
became an angel of deliverance. She hastene
to Jamestown during a dark and stormy nigh
informed the English of a conspiracy to extei
minate them, and was back to her couch befor
dawn. Smith was grateful, and the who]
English colony regarded her as their deliverei
But gratitude is often a plant of feeble root, an
the canker of selfishness will destroy it alt
gether. Smith went to England; the moral
of the colonists became depraved; and Argal
a rough, half-piratical navigator, unmindfully <
her character, bribed a savage, by the promis
of a copper kettle, to betray Pocahontas int
his hands, to be kept as a hostage while coin
pelling Powhatan to make restitution for inju
ries inflicted. The Emperor loved his daughte
tenderly, agreed to the terms of ransom gladly
and promised unbroken friendship for the En-g
Pocahontas was now free to return to he
forest home. But other bonds, more holy thai
those of Argall, detained her. While in th
custody of the rude buccaneer, a mutual at
tachment had budded and blossomed betwee
her and John Rolf, and the fruit was a happ
marriage--"another knot to bind the peace
with Powhatan much stronger.
April, in the Virginia peninsula, where th
English settlers first built a city, is one of th
loveliest months in the year. Then winter ha
bidden a final adieu to the middle regions o
America; the trees are robed in gay and fra
grant blossoms; the robin, the blue-bird, an
the oriole, are just giving the-first opening pre
ludes to the summer concerts in the woods, an
wild flowers are laughing merrily in every hedgc
and upon the green banks of every stream.
It was a day in charming April, in 1612
when Rolf and Pocahontas stood at the marring
altar in the new and ,pretty chapel, at James
town, where, not long before, the bride had re
ceived Christian baptism, and was named th,
Lady Rebecca. The sun had marched half wa:
up toward the meridian, when a goodly compa
ny had a'ssembled beneath the temple roof. Th,
pleasant odor of the " pews of cedar" commin
gled with the fragrance of the wild flower
which decked the festoons of evergreens am
sprays that hung over the "fair, broad windows,
and the commandment tables above the chance]
Over the pulpit of black-walnut hung garland
f .wTite flowers.gF . thoaxenlge9
scarlet berries of holly. The communion ta'l
was covered with fair white linen, and bor
bread from the wheat fields of Jamestown, an
wine from its luscious grapes. The font, " hew;
hollow between, like a canoe," sparkled wit]
water, as on the morning when the gentle prin
cess uttercd her baptismal vows.
Of all that company assembled in the broa<
space between the chancel and the pews, th
bride and( groom were the central ligures in f
and significance. Pocahontas was dresed in:
imple timic of white muslin, from the looum;
of lDacca. 11er arms were bare even to th<
houlders; and, hanging loo-cly towards he
feet, was a robe of rich stuff, presented by $i
Thomas Dale, and fancifully enbroihered h
herself and her maidens. A gaudy fillet encir
cled her head, and held the plumage of bird
and a veil orgaiuze, while her limbs were adornet
with the simple jewelry of the native work
shops. Rolf was :Lattired in the gay clothing
an English cavalier of that period, and uln hi
thigh he wIoire the short sword of a gentleuia
of distinction in society. lie wvas the pmeroni
lication of manly beauty in form 'itd carriage
she of womanly modesty and lovely simaplici ty
and as they camne and stood before the man u.
God, history dipped her pen in the indestructa
ble fountain of truth, and recorded a prophee;
of mighty empires in the New World. Upoi
the chance] steps, wvhere no railing interferred
the good Whitaker stood in his sacerdotal robe~
andl, with impressive voice pronounced the mar
rige ritual of the liturgy of the Anglica:
Church, then first planted on the Western con
tinent. (in his right, in a richly carved chair C
state, brought from England, sat thme Governor
with his ever~ atfendant halberdiers, with bra
zen hemilets, at his hack.
T1here were yet but few women in the colony
and these, boin after this memorable event re
turned t' native England. The "ninety youni
woman, purec and uncorrupted," whonm the wis<
Sandvs caused to be sent to V irginia, as wive;
for thle p~lantrs, (lid not arrive until sever
years later. All thenm at Jamestown were a
the marriage. he letters of the time havy
transmittedi to us the names of some of thiem
Mistress John Rolf, with her child, (doubtles
of the ftmily of the bridegroom;) Mistres:
Easton aud child, and Mistress Morton am
grandcild, with her maid-servant, Elizabetl
Parsons. wh-o on a Christmnas eve before, ha'
married'Thomas Powell, were yet ini Virgmnaia
Among the notedl men then present, was Si.
Thomas G.ates, a brave soldier in many wvars
and as brave an adventurer among the Atlanti<
perls of anyv who ever trusted to the ribs e
the'ships of' Old England. And Master Spadrkel
who had been co-ambassador with iRolfto thi
cont of P'owhatanm, stood near the old soldier
with young Ihenry Spilman at his side. Thmere
too, was the young G.eorge Percy, brother a
the powerful Duke of Northumberland, whoes
conduct was always as noble as his blood; ani
near him, an earnest spectator of the scene
was the elder brother of Pocahontas ; but nmo
the destined succsor to tihe throne of hi,
father. There, too, was a younger brother c
the bride, and many youths and umaidens fron
tme forest shades; but one noble fgure-th<
pride of the Powhatan confederacy-the lathe
of~ the bride was~ absent. ie had consented t
the marriagre with willing voice, but would no
trust himself within time power. of the Englib
at .Jamestowni. ie remnained in his habitatioi
at Weroworomnoco, while the Rose and Totut
were being wedded, but cheerfully cs.mmssion
ed his brother, Opachisco, to give away i
daughter. That prince performed his duty we]
and then, in careless gravity, he sat and listen
ed to the voice of the Apostle, and the swee
chanting of thme litfle choristers. The mnusi
ceased, the benediction fell, the solemn " Amen
echoed fronm the rude vaulted roof; and th
joyotus company left the chapel for the fest:
hall of the Governor.. Thus "the peace" w:1
made stronger, and the Rtose of England Ia
undisturbed tupon the Ihatchet of tihe Powh:
tans, while the father of Pocaihontas lived.
MVonths glided away. The bride and groor
"lived civilly and lovingly together," until Si
Thomas Unale departed to England, in 1l1u
wen they with many settlers, accompame
him. Tonmocomo, one of the shrewdest<
Powatani's councillors, went also, thathle migh
reprt all thme wondrsof Earland to his imate
The Lady Rebecca received great attention
from the court and all below it. " She accus
tomed herself to civility, and carried herself as
daughter of a king." Dr. King, the Lord Bish
op of London, entertained her "with festival
state and pomp," beyond what he had ever
given to other ladies; and at court she was re
ceived with the courtesy due to her rank as a
princess. But the silly bigot on the throne
was highly incensed, because one of his sidjects
had dared to marry a lady of royal blood, and
in the midst of his dreams of prerogatives, he
absurdly apprehended that Rolf might lay
claim " to the crown of Virginia!" Afraid of
the royal displeasure, Captain Smith, who was
then in England, would not allow her to call
a him father, as she desired to do. She could not
I comprehend the cause ; and her tender, simple
heart was sorely grieved by what seemed to be
his want of afection for her. She remained in
England nont a year; and, when ready to em
bark for A merica with her husband, she sicken
ed, and died, at Gravesend, in the flowery
month of June, 1617, when not quite twenty
two years of age. She left one son, Thomas
Rolf, who afterwards became quite a distinguish
ed man in Virginia. le had but one child, a
daughter. From her, some of the leading fami
lies in Virginia trace their lineage. Among
these are the Bollings, Mm'rays, Guys, Eldriges,
and Randolphs. But Pocahontas needed no
posterity to perpetuate her name-it is imper
r ishably preserved in the amber of history.
" L WAIT TILL IT RUNS BY."
Thf.usmidls of years ago a story was told of a
stplji( t raveler, wko, on coming to a river, sat
(down uipo ItLe bank. saying, "I'll wait till it
runs bv." A thousand times since people have
laugl:' t he simpleton, priding themselves on
their own greater wisdom. And yet tens of
thousands of times have these.people, in refer
-ence to the general affairs of life, imitated the
lazy ignorance of the fool, and waited for the
river to run by.
How often do parents, for example, when
they witness exhibitions of anger, falsehood
and disobedience in their children, shut their
eyes wilfully to the consequence of letting the
evil go uncorrected, and say to themselves, " He
will outgrow it." What is this but waiting for
the river to run by? The first lesson which a
child learns should be that of self-discipline.
No man can succeed in life, or win the esteem
of his neighbors, or deserve the approbation of
his own conscience, who gives way to petalence,
duplicity or other vices and it is as much ea
. sier to check thieve natural infirmities in youth.
rather than in age, as it is to cross a river near
the fountain-head instead of where it widens
into an estuary of the sea. The parent who
hopes that such vi6es will cure themselves, wait
in vain for the river to run by.
A merchant finds his trade declining, a ime
chanic his business failing off, a lawyer his cli
ents leaving-him, a doctor his practice ceasing;
but instead of going to work resolutely to dis
cover the cause and rectify the error, he sits
% 46m ?DoIl~eg'c i et
ceed? Have such men ever succeeded? Life
is a battle, in which victory is with him who
fights the bravest, perseveres the longest, and
Ibrinrs the most ability to bear on the campaign.
When the British marched on to Baltimore, did
our fathers lay in their beds and trust to chance
to save them ? No! they went boldly forth to
meet the enemy, and the God of battles reward
ed them with success. So, in the pursuits of
- life, lie trinmplihs who deserves it most. Wealth
and f1IIe are the prizes of those who struggle
hardest thr them. The only way is to plunge
oId1ly into the current of adverse fortime,
brea i its waves, and buffet your course man
fully to I lie other shore. It will never do to
wai t till the river runp by.
Ii friendship, if sonic unknown cause has
I produced .6n1 alienaiLon. don't say, as too many
do.." he may get pleased again as lie can," but
find out the reaonI of the estrangeieit, apolo
i,:e if vou nrC in the wrong, and expostublte
amicalify if otherwise. If you wait till the
r iveir runs by you ma~y wait forever, and also.
fimnd the koniel you wait the current runs dheep
cer. lIn your own filiy, niever wait till the
~river runs biv; but if a wifu's feelings are hurt.
explain or nmake reparation at once ; for life is
too short andl haippiness too priecAis to be wvast
edl in obstiinacy, sullenn~ess or misurmderstanmdinig.
when a few 'words will remedy~ all. Never
stand on the shore, ini cold anmd suffering, while
green and sunsiny fiesivt you across, in
the idle hope " that the river wi1ll run by."
fTim: Persians hold good-hersemnanship in such
estimationi that they would have thought little
of an ambhassador who is not at home in the
saddle. A curious illustration of this occurred
when Malcoln was at Blushire. The pursuer of
one of the ships, Mr. W--, went on shore to
see Mr. Snmithi, and was put on the back of a
capering Arab, only to be thrown about very
uncomfortably in the saddle. Thme bad horse
mnuship of the sailor provoked sonme merriment
on shore; but on the followiing day a Persian
trader~, who knew a little English, haippening to
o on board the ship, said to Mr. W-, when
te .subject was rek-rred to, "yon need not be
under any. uneasinmess. 1 told the people that
you ride very well, but that you were very
"WaLTm:'," said at doting piarenit, at breek
fast-table, to an abridged edition of himself, and
who had just entered the grammmar chtss at the
high school, " Willie, my dear, will you pass
the butter ?"'
" Thirtainly. thir-.takthcs me to parthe any
thing. Butter ith a coummon thubthantive,
neuter gendler, agreeth with hot buck-wheat
caketh, and ith governied by thugar-miolatheth
A Mos-r.-A man died in H~ende'rsonm Co.,
Ten, recenth-, nmed Miles Darden, who was
seven feet sixi inehes high, Hie weighed over
one thousand 'pounds. It required seventeen
mni to put him iimhis coilin, and one hundred
feet of plank were requiredl to make it. So says
the West Tennessee Whiig. Hie could swallow a
common shoat whole, lie ate habitually a hush
i of potatoes for his breakfast. A half acre, for
' one mecal did not supply huim with roasting ears.
ie drank twventy-two cups of coffee, and ate one
hundred eggs when hiunigry. He could shoulder
two bales of cottoii, anid break the thigh of a
horse with a single kick. Some other interesting'
-facts are proised5 the Whig.
A New York Lady has invented a unique
contrit ance for applying to the present style of
Sfemale dress. She attaches a frame composed
Cof four circles of light india rubber tubes to
the crinoline, at suitable dlistances, and connects
Cthem with a perpendiculair tube coining up in
.1front, aind terimiinating in a delicate mouthpiece,
just at the opening of the skirt. When put on,
Vthe skirt is in a collapsed state, but by applying
ie lips to the mouth-piece, and blowing, any
degree of expansion may be obtained. The
a chief advantage claimed for this device is the
r power to collapse partially upon an emergency,
,as when entering the narrow pewW.,f churches
d and narrow doors; while, upon the street, the
f~ Icircumference may be readily increased.
Th imjoined. p . from PoTsAx is ' down upon'
the old advice ~early rising. Our lay-a-bed
readers- wili enjIo' argument. It is given with
point and-spirit. we confess we are still on the
opposite side of- th tion. Par's poet is evidently
a cit and. knowsli r nothing about a summer's ear
ly morn in 'tho-cou.i , With its gray-streaked east,
its glittering dewdrops, and, above
all, its-pure and insI ting freshness. Cannot some of
our early-rising fri refute the philosophy these
verses embody. -e is S. A. L ? But for the pres
ent hear .PuTsAx's. idedly clever contributor:
"God bless.the m_ rwho firit invented sleep !"
So Sancho.Pa4 ,said, and so say I;
And bless him, -b aist he didn't keep
His great dsso y to himself; or try
To make it-as t.ucky follow might
A close monopoly y patent right!"
Yes--blei the i who first invented sleep
(I really can't *oid the iteration;)
But blast the man, ith curses loud and deep,
Whate'er the . aname, or age, or station,
Who first inven t nd went round advising,
That artificial . rly rising !
"Rise with the I".. and with the lark to bed,"
Observes some imn sentimental owl
Maxims like thes, very cheaply said;
But, ere you ma -yourself a fool or fowl,
Pray just inqu'iji ut their rise-and fall,
And whether Iagei y any beds at all!
The "time for:h folks to be abed,"
Is in the mo :if I reason right;
And lie, who c6n k'eop his precious head
Upon his pill it's fairly-light,
And so enjoy his morning-winks,
Is up-to knav prolse-he drinks!
Thomson, who about the " Sensons," said,
It was aglori ing to rise in season;
But then-he said lying-ini his bed
At ten o'el . e very reason
He wrote so chi gly. The simple fact is,
His proachingde , sanctioned by his practice.
'Tis, doubtless: be sometimes awake
Awake to du d awake to truth
But when, alas* - es review we take
Of our best-die 'and days, we find, in sooth,
The hours, thatl . the slightest caue to weep,
Are those we p in childhood, or-asleep!
'Tis beautiful to the world a whilo
Forthe soft - of the gentle night;
And free, at la in mortal care or- guile,
To live, as o the angels' sight,
In sleep's'sweet n so cosily shut in,
Where, at the ) we only dreami of sin !
So, let us sleep,1 :givo the Maker-praise;
I like the la , When his father thought
To clip his me 'nap by hackneyed phrase
Of vagrant'w by.early songster caught,
Cried, "Served ght! it's not at all surprising
The worm was be, sir, for early rising !"
From erley Magazine.
TilE B ORNEY TO BEAVEN.
A fairy cot estlis in a green and lovely
alley; around white walls are clustered
flowering vines -shrubs; in front a tiny rivu
let murmurs.e entle and soothing lullaby,
as, ng; esmooth atd shining peb
s to.meet the distant
. c- - d ll-imtains,-wer
ing to the sky, form a most beautiful feature in
the landscape. Upon their summits tall pines
and firs lift their proud heads towards heaven.
It is a beautiful spot, fit place fo: a fairy's pal
Are the inmates of that cottage happy ? Sure
ly, in such a lovely spot they cannot fail of be
ing so. But no! the -laughing babe, who, but
a few short months before, was given to bless
and cheer that heartstone, lies tossing now upon
i bed of sickness. He is very beautiful; that
snowy brow, shaded by raven ringlet-, like mid
ight brooding over the water-lily, is indeed a
lit place for knowledge and fmne to rear their
temple. His rounded cheek ias a feverish
flush ; his lidark, soul-lit eyes, his poutinug coral
lips, all, all conspire to adhi a stranige, fasina
ting beauty to his haby features. Tlie agonized
mother bends over hiim, mnurlurilg fu6d, eni
dearing words, which lie hears not. But see!
even as we gaze, his eye loses sonic of its de
lirious brighitness, and a look of recognition
passes over his face. "2 Will not my babliv h 1"
Ah ! duating nmother-, eveni now this chanuge
is death. lIark! heai ye not the i-ustling of'
the death-angel's wings. Yes; lie is bhere, and
presing his icy finuger-s on those coral lips ; and.l
even while it fr-oze the rgsy currenut in hsis veims..
they wrea~thed into a bright smsike, and~ the.
fringed lids closed over the blaick orbs. "'1 lie
silver cord was loosed and the golden bowl br-o
ken." Listen to strains of heavenly music;
nother of the little ones whom Uzirist has
blessed has gone to meet its God]. Tihiere, while
the grief-str-icken parents wepit over the beaumts-,
ful easket, thme gem was being transferrecd to a
Together the angel and the babe floated on
over dewy valleys, shady groves and glassy
lakes; over snow-capped mountains, pleasant
country homes and stattely mansions; over the
dusty, noisy city, upwar-d, ever up)wardl, through
the vast expanse of boundless ether: the wmig
of the death-angel cleft the air. And niow the
pearly gates are opened to receive them, and,
gliding to our Father's side, he said
"Holy Father, I found a tender- bnd, too deli
cate for- earth's thorny paths; therefore 1 have
brought it hither, that it might be better nour
Then answered the Father, "Go place it
mong the other little ones whom I have bless
ed." And as the angel lef t to fulfil its mnission,
burst of heavenly music fr-om those golden
harps told that another one was given to Him
who lent it.
AATATva or RunxA Monnoxs AT OxirAu
. T.-We learn from onue of the oflleers of a
steamer which arrived yesterday from the upper
Missouri, that oui reaching Omnaha City lie was
informed by some of the citizens that a party
of sixty Mormons had arrived on the 2d inst.
The party encamped in the town, and stated
that they intended to start down the river by
soni boat in a few days. TIhey were loud in
their deniunciations of the ruling mn of Utah,
and aver their firm belief that a large mtunuber
of the inhabitants of the valley, as soon as they
see a chance of protection, by the arrival of the
U. S. troopsa, will gladly avail themselves of the
oportunity of wvithdrawinsg themnselves from the
yoe they are now groaning under. These per
sona who have reached Omaha were a portion
of the dissatisfied citizens of Salt Lake City, and
their escape (that is the word they use) was the
result of a wvell devised and cautious stratagcem.
They left Salt Itakeabopt April 25th.-St. Louis
The grasshoppers that have threatened to de
stroy the crops in certain parts of Minnesota,
have been killed by the recent cold and wet
weather. It is said tat bushels of grasshoppers,
inmasses, may be seen on the pramres.
CmILDREN sometimeS say wise thing:-for
instance, at ani examination a little boy was
asked to explain his idea of "bearing false wit
ness against your neighbor." After hesitating,
e said it was a' telling lies," on which the wor
thy and reverend examiner said,
" That is not exactly an answer. What do
you say?" addressing-a little girl who stood
next, when she immediately replied,
" It was when nobody didn't do nothing, and
.mbna, went and told of it." -
From the Lancaster Ledger.
U. S. SENATE.
We, without hesitation, endorse the views of
our' correspondent, below. in reference to the
fitness of Gen. Pickens for the vacancy in the
United States Senate. We do not believe it
could be better filled; and we would make the
same remark in reference to one or two other
names that have been mentioned. We would
be equally as well pleased, to see the position
occupied by Ex-Governor Hammond, or Col.
James Chesnut, Jr., either of whom, would nobly
sustain the prestiqe of the States for intellect.
It is not unlikely, however, that "Up Country "
gives the general sentiment of this section.
We would be pleased to have the views of others
of our leading citizens.
F. W. PICKENS.
The vacancy occasioned by the death of the
lamenteqJ Butler, cannot be better filled than by
a man, liko his predeccessor, firm, fearless and
energetic and at the same time plain, practical
and sagacious, but above all by one whose symp
athies, pursuits and interests are fully and com
pletely identified with those of the largest and
most important class of our citizens, the Plan.
tors and Farmers of the soil. Such a man is
F. W. Pickens. In him we have combined all
the elements necessary to constitute him a faith
ful and trustworthy guardian of our interests in
the general councils of the nation. Birth, educa
tion,. name, pride and historic associations,
which enter so largely into the patriotism of all,
are so many pledges for his unflinching fidelity
to the State, and that his talents will always be
usefully and honorably exerted in her service.
If we are not much mistaken in our estimate
of the man. he will not hesitate to refuse the
mission to Russia, should lie be convinced that
the sentiment so prevaleitt in this section, cal
ling for his services at home, finds a response
throughout the State.
We'urge our right to his services in the United
Lancasterville, July 8, 1857.
A PICTURE of KASsAS.-A letter to the edi
tor of the Columbus Enquirer, thus draws the t
picture of Kansas, as it now presents itself to
a disinterested observcr, in which we doubt not t
there is more truth that fiction : I
WESTPORT, Mo., June 12, 1857. 1
I have been over a large extent of the Terri
tory of Kansas since I came here, but am not.
pleased with it. The lands are very rich the
prairies magnificent, beautiful, picturesque and
undulating, but entirely devoid of timber
what little there is on the streams is held and I
owned by the Indians. The climate cold, win
dy and variable, unsuited for a Southern popu
lation, white or black. The emigration from
the North is immense, from the South and Mid
lie States comparatively none-they have 5 to
1, some say4 I think, more than 10 to 1. Gov.
Walker's presence has had no influence on them
for good, but, on the contrary, they are more
determined to resist his measures, and all law
and-order-they are-insulting to- him and his
officers-holding meetings to pass sentence on
his message-refuse to pay.their taxes-in fine,
they are traitors to the Government of th.e
United States. What will be the result of it,
time can only develope-much difficulty is ap
prehended. It will never be a slave State, on
ly at the point of the bayonet, and not then.
Missouri will then have to lower her broad
crest, and her adjoining sisters will have to bow
their heads to the stroke, and the spirit of the
South crouch lower and lower. The people of
the South have been humbnigged-the whole
country is a humbug--it is a mighty gaibling
saloon, a speculating bazaar-the almighty dol
lar reigns supreme.
Tur C:..t MNusy.--Tlie monument to
enry Clay, about to be erecteil at Lexington,
K r-., eemeirv, is to be one hundred and eight
feet high, wih: a sub-base, after the stile of the
proposedlo Wa..,inigton: 31onumuent which it sone
what resembles. Th. fbumhil:tion ofsolid Iii:istom
mIasonrV 1bi.v feet sqIllar and fiiLi-e f'eet deep.
ls ben laid' in hydraulie eett on three feiet
f concrete or macaim izedl stone. Surmounting
hei who'.e is to, lie aL bronze statue of Henry Clay,
lev-n feet high. TPhi material of which the
noumeniitt I is lio be i composed is a malignesin t
imctone, testedl fhr durabfility, light frLestone
COlor. and1 susttiniini( a brillianit polish.
(in the la~undathmn is first to be ceted the ,
base of the moanument. foirty feet square and
thirty-five feet high, of necat work, Egyptian:
orde-. The " sfere(baite" will contain, in the.
front, a: er-vfpt of- ruibbedi stone, aL vaulted chamn
br, twentyv-six thet by eliveni and half f'eet, en
tered lby a'n iroin gate, to lbe paved~i with polish
ed Italian marle, in which are to lbe deposited
the remains of IkInry Clay, in at sar-cophasgus,
on one side his mnother, and( in good time, his
wife. Provision is madae to light the crypt, in
whih is at nichle for a statue, by an upper sky
In the rear of the crypt, is to be the famnily
vault of the Clay fbnihy, thirty-one fee-t fouir
inhes long, with t wo nine feet recesses, all i.
f-et eight inches wide. There will lbe a double
pedstl of br:onze, on wich may be inscribed
m eorble words aind emb~h~lmatic repreisenta- I
thins, in hionor- of the Ann-riecan statfesmai~n and
Kentukys fav-orite son. Including the pedcies- a
tal, the column, of six feet ten inchies in diamne
ter at the bottom, and five feet ten in diamnter at
the top, will be ninety tieet high, surmounting
whibl is to be at capital, the flutings to be thir
teen spiked spiears ; rep)resenltiog the original
States of the Uion.-.Bal. Amnencan.t
Iro ar SrmN'r . -The following impor
tnt statemfenlt apipears in the Northern papers.
The National Intelligencer, a paperC cautious in]
giving its credenice to rumors, has no doubt of
" A letter from Lord Clairendon has been re
ceied in Washington, in which he remarks upon]
the rumors, often repeated in the American press,1
concerninig arrangemients imputed to the British
Government for obtaining a foothold in the Chin
cha islands and island in the Bay of Panama, &c.
"He says, in regard to these rumors, that the
United States need be under no npprehension
that the Government of Great Britain intend to
add to their possessions on this continent ; though
they would not witness, without concern, ainy,
attempt to exclude Great Britain from the enjoy
mnent of a common highway between the Atlantic
an the Pacific Oceans.
" This statement is very important, as it will
tend to qjuiet the public muind on the subject,
aid remove any obstacle to a final and satisfac
tory adjustment of all questions pending betweeni
the two Governments in regard to Central Ameri
TRaN oFF YoUR GAs.-Recently a lady named
ed Lanig and her daughter were found lying in
bed at one of the New York hotels in an insen
sible condition, the room being filled with gas.
Medical aid was summoned, and after the lapse
of several hours, the individuals were resusci
tated. Upon inquiry, it was found on retiring
to bed the evening previous, one of the pry
iistead of turning off the gas at the stop cock
had blown it out, which very readily accounted
for the accident.
Why are troubles like babies? Because they
....g:.- by-arfu nu rsing.
From the Charleston Mercury.
-THE SLAVERY QUESTION IN OREGON.
We h'ave been kindly favored with a letter
eontaining the following extract, just received
rrom Oregon Territory. It is from a gentleman
Df the highest respectability and position, and
exhibits the views of the settlers in refer
ence to Slavery, considered as a practical insti
tution. As long as negroes rule at present high
prices, we have no faith in their introduction
into Oregon. But this statement goes far to
siow the recognized advantages of the institu.
tion, and the sickly sentimentality of its oppo
ents. Northern men are not slow to see the
truth and recognize it, when their interest does
not lie in the opposite direction and their see
*ional pr'udice is not stirred up. Here is a
practicl demonstration of their sagacity.
AsToRIA, 0. T., April 20, 1857.
We shall have warm times in this Territory
ntil we are admitted into the Union as a State.
'he slavery question will swallow up every other
onsideration, and you need not be surprised if
Dregon knocks for admission with a pro-slavery
:onstitution. The difficulty of obtaining labo
-ers and family servants, is working a great
hange in the feelings of even Northern people
;ettled here, throughout the farming portions of
he country, and the mining regions are almost
inanimous for slavery. There will be some
owling done by the negro-worshippers here, be
ore we get through the fight. I shall go for
uavery myself; for I, together with my wife,
inve become tired of doing the work for which
iegros only are by nature made and constituted.
['he present price of labor here will keep us
lown for a generation, unless we are permitted
o purchase slaves from the States and hold
hem. In such an event we will mnake Oregon
hove ahead, and soon have a better state of
ociety than we now have.
CHAMPAGNE.-" THE REST BRANDS" MADE IN
Ew YoR.-At the present time in New York
here are thirteen estabishments, which mainufac
ure champagne, or, in other words, convert still
ines into sparkling ones; for no process has yet
een discovered for producing an artificial wine
hich possesses the flavor and other qualities'of
he product of the grape. These manufacturers
se for their purpose a tight French and some
imes, if sparkling hock is to be proddeed, a Ger.
nan wine. The wine, after being prepared by
recipitating all substances which would, when
barged with carbonic acid, be deposited in the
ottle, is subjected to a high pressure of carbonic
,cid by machinery, such as is used for the manu
icture of soda water, and, after being well
gitated in contact with the gas, is bottled under
ressure with a very ingenious machine.
At a festival given in New York to a distin
-ished statesman the wine furnished was all
ade in this city, and was pronounced of excel
mt quality by numbers who imagined they were
rinking genuine " Heidsick.' Within the past
iar vast improvements have taken place in the
Ianufacture of the article.-Journal of Com.
I saw two'lambs try many-a-time
A mountain pathway steep to climb,
To reach a grass spot fresh and new
That smiled above in tempting view.
One gained, at length, the height so fair,
And cropp'd the flowery herbage there;
A wolf in ambush near that lay,
Leapt forth and seized it as its prey.
Then seemed the lamb that Inissed its aim,
In gri-ateful accents to exclaim
"0 now I bee, by Ileaven's direction,
Miy want of power is my proteciion."
For lack of foresight, man denies
That Providecice is just and wise,
A nd blames the hand, not understood,
That's working out his own best good;
At disappointments slight he grieves,
Unrcconcilcd, till lie perceives
That in the seeming evil lies
His grealest blessing in disguise.
Fon-ry-Two YEs 's Co nirsiH1P.-We find in
he New York news, the following marriage no
"At Wilmington, on the 29th Feb., Asabel S.
meeri ofAiay, New York, aiid Miss Ann Ri
leTerunited ages are 12-4 years, and the
ourtship comneiiced 42 years since."
A forty-two years courtship ! Why during
int time we had concluded one war with En"
iand. almiost lhad two more ; have invented rai
onds anid stea printing prsss had a war with
lexico; invented the electric telegrap ; brought
mt spirit rappings, and discovered the north
vest assage ; annexed Texas, and brought to
ight he guld of Californiia :hav-e extended our
mational area two or three thousand square miles,
.rrived at such a point ofeivilzation, asto appoint
p-cial corrup~tion committees ini Congress.
ht great results have bineen attained all about
is, during the forty years it has taken the mod
st Mr. Beer-s to " pop the question."
Su-se iN TI:xAs.-G. W. endall, editor of
le New Orleans Picayfnec, who lives on his plan
ation in Texas, and devotes his energies to the
aisinug of sheep anid cattle, writes to his paper:
Meanwhile cattle in this particular section are
rivig well eniough, more especially such as can
et at water handy, and never has there been
uch a year for sheep as the past. I can speak
romi may own personal experience in relation to
his matter. During the last thirteen months
d a half I have not lost one in every hundred
my flock-even old sheep, that should have
ied' by rights, have lived on and grown fat.
inie French merinios that I purchased at Ram
ouille.t, have "roughed it" during the past win
er, and with no other than the commnou grass of
he prairies, and have kept in good condition.
:we can have just such years as the past has
ieen until1 1860, the stranger will see the hills
imd vallies in this region whitened with sheep.
BAcKinRRY WINE.-Now is the time to make
t. There are plenty of black berries at five
:ents a quart.
You have only to mash thje fruit, add a little
water to assist in expressing the juice, a little
sugar to improve it, and after allowing it to fer
nent, it is ready to bottle, and will be found not
bad to take in small doses about next February.
We believe in wine, as a substitute for "in
fernal whiskey." If all the berries and- fruit
which are now wasted were converted into wine
we should see much less drunkenness than now
TnE LETTER AND) T'uE Srrurr.-A country
editor received a remittance, with the request to
"send the paper as long as the money lasted."
Ie indulgecd in a hit of a "spree" the next week,
got broke, and respectfully announced to hissub
scriber that, according to his own terms, his
subscription was out.
GOOD ADVICE.-It is better to suspend an
opinion than to be compelled to retract an asser
VER LovING.-A couple in Yirginia lately
eloped, and walked fift miles to be married the
gentleman's arm encircing thne lady's wais the
For the Advertiser.
REVISION IOYENEN EXPOSED.
MR. EDITOR:--Having in the preceding number
proved that the new version was designed from the
first to be a sectarian one, notwithstandinehe.'de.
nial of many to the contrary, we now proceed to
show what " tactics " are being adopted to mis- -
lead the public in reference to this point.
Mr. EDXo Xas says, "every man is at
unite in the work whatever be his denomin
connections." Again, "scholars from n
ferent denominations are engaged In thW ork
In the Bible Union Reporter for January.8
is the following statement: "Distinguished ucbl
ars, holding their ecclesiastical connections
eight different denominations, are engaged In t
These statements are so made, as to make
impression, that these Pedo-baptists revsorsO
employed, not upon their Individualresponsib1YY
but by the approval of the Churches to-which
belong; and this is done to show that t o6
ment is not sectarian. Ignatius Loyolo himself
never countenanced otspracticed a more unsCrup
lous aet of Jesuitism than this. It Is well kn6W3
that one of the chief objections urged by .th 4
visionists neainst King James' Veilon is,
was made by Pedo-baptists. The Board of Mala
gers in their annual report say, "It is well known
that there was not one Baptist 2mong the forty
seven translators appointed by King James,-and
that we have never acknowledged that their veral
of the Scriptures was in all repects:.fathful'.
Dr. MCCLAY. says, "We (Baptists) had- no hand
in making our Engksh Version, it was imade loru
by Episiopalians, and though we consider It10 the
main an excellent version, yet, we believe that
much injury has been done to the word of God,b
keeping the true meaning of baptize from the-un
What refreshing consistency I this, c -10
that there were no Baptists among ihe fort
and that the word was translated incorrectly but
now, when engaged themselves In preparing an
immersionist version, they boast that these "un
faithful" Pedo-baptists are doing the most ofthe
There is very little discernment required to
that the employment of these revisors from "
different denominations " nid not, and will not
away with the sectarianism of the movement..It
would be a very easy matter to commit thatPO
tion to them not involved in the real issue, aio
give to immersionist translators the part that isfo -
be rendered "dip and nothing but dip." Thl
there is no mistake in this being the case, -
seen by referinglto the (Ift .
American BibiiHi- "Every
Testament has been revised by scholars, and the
manuscripts are in the possession of the Board,
still the work is by no means done. YourBoardhave
directed the Committee ~on versions to examine
carefully each manuscript. and to recommend none
for the press, unless they are satisfied that the re-,
vision possesses such a degree of merit, that its
publication will do honor to the Union." " Here
we have it," says a reviewer "in language that ad
mits of no mistake." The Scholars have done
tieir part " the manuscripts are in the possession
of the Board, but still the work is by no means
done." The Board have yet to revise the revision,
and-pass their jugment upon it. Now who is this
Board I What denomination do they belong to?
Is there a Pedo-baptist among them ? We answer,
not one. Emot ons of indignation, contempt, and
pity are called up by such a statement as this.
They make a boast that the best scholarship in the.
country is employed to do the work-men In whom
they have the utmost confidence; and whenit is
done, it has to be reviewed by a Committee on ver
sions, who of course must be better scholars, than
the best sc.holars in the country; and if their
scholarship does not possess sufficient merit, "it
must be given to other revisors." If this is not
" humbugging " we should like to know what Mr.
EDooss will call it.
The New Versionists complain of the arbitrary
power exercised by King James ever his transla
tors, but when did he assume the prerogative of
revising their work ? or wihen did he appoint a
committee to do it ? Let " E. L. W." prove lt.lf
Mr. EDMxDBo considers It "a ludicrous speci
men of unmitiglted nonsense for the most talented
and pious among them, to employ thirty or forty
scholars for a dozen years at an expense of half a
million of dollars, for the purpose of substituting
inmnerse for baptize, when any printer could effect
it in five minutes, at the expense of five cents."
Does not Mr. E. know that thinking people can see
the reason why this is not done ? Does lie not
know that this would be making their "main de
sign" too palpable ? That it would be depriving
them of all " moral motive" for their scheme I
And, to use the language of one of their brethren,
"bring other denominations dowen upon them, with
tremendous power ?" The thousands of errors
which they have found in the old version, and
which they propose correcting, specimens of which
are given by Mr. E., and " E. L. W." (and which
will be duly noticed) are only Intended to divert
attention, and "'wrap up"~ or conceal the "main
design" from the people.
As the new version is tobeppaduonI
mersionist principles, why are Pedo-baptists em
ployed under " written contract" to assist In Its
preparation if It is not to deceive the people I
for they will hardly admit that there Is a scarcity
of learned men among themselves. -A little reflee
ion will convince any one that the employment of
such men is an argument against the work, rather
than in favor of it. If they are true to their res
pective Churches, they are morally unfit for the
business;-" professing to be Pedo-baptists, and.
yet secretly engaged in making a transiationof the
Holy Scriptures on immersionist principles, which
shall (according to the assertions of the advocates
of the movement) overturn every principle which
they profess to hold sacred, and which In their.
vows of ordination they have solemnly premised
to vindicate and teach." Men whose views asire
so defective, or whose consciences are so elastic,
are not the men to be trusted -ina inatter of so
much importance. And yet the revisionists treza
pet this thing to the world, as a proof of the nsse'
sectarian character of the worki, and wt~ pres<
assurance, ask the prayers and. money of
pie to help these very worlmy and conit)
gentlemen In the work .they are jierforming4.~--~