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"tv : -. , Marysville, Kansas.
"Still, In tliy Dreara-ianu, i-ocsy,
Oil wbat a llcaven of beauty lie3 ;
, Talrcr than' the blended glories
- , Of a tbonsanu sunset skies.
JJeada and "vales' or tempe stretclnnp
'' .('Keath soft sties of. changeless, blttc,)
. J O'er whose velvet sod are clustered t t
Floral Gems and Tearl of dew,J' '-
, j Wlio do not admire thb following poem have "no music
''1, in their souk" Itisby Flobexm Pzrct. ' ', '
... " ROCK ME TO SLEEP,1 MOTHER1.
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' ; ' ''' Backward', turn .backward, 0, ime, in your flight, .
' ,' Make ino n child again, just for to-night! i .
. Mother, como back from the ccholess shore,
. ' j . t , , Tnk o me again to your heart, as of yore
IUm from my forehead tbe furrow oraire,
!m ' 'tnootiTtho foWFilrer threads out of myhair . r
nfMOrcrinyBlaEiber your loving watih keep .
-iWil Bock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep 1 ; . ,
backward, flow backward, O tido of years! ' '',
' 1 nmw) weary of toil and of tears 1 ;
loil without rncompenso tears all in.valn- .
Take them and give mc my childhood again!
' '"l have grown weary of dust rind decay,
Weary o f fl inging my Foul-wealth away ,
.(.- "iircarj of sowing for othera to reap :
yfk ' Kocknio to sleep, mother rock metosloepl
7 'ircdoftho hollow, the base, the untrue,.
f. ',Mothcr,0 mother, my heart calls foryou! . '
f , umui mv- mvttu-j ".w.. 0-.-p .
Pjo?i!omed and faded our faces between
Yet with strong yearning and passionate pain,'
' ! $ ; Long I to-night for your presence again ;
;- 'Come from th silence so lcSJgRndeo don
,,. ' ,. Jtock mo to Sleep, mother; rock mo to sleep! ,
i.:?. '." Over my heart, todays that ro flown, , ', "!;''
!."'.- Nolove like mother-lovo, everhasshono , : J
' J" J10, other worship abides and endnrcs, (, ': ,
' ., Faithful, unselfish and patient, like j-ours '.
None like a mother can charai away pain, '; v
' . ' " From the tick soul and tho-wor'd woary brain ;
!' ' i ',;; Slumber's soft calm o!cr myhcavylids ctccij
i. fcyi Rock me to sleep, mother rock me to Elcep.
Ccme.let your brown hair, just lighted with gold,
Fall on your shoulders again as of old
''iPlH.'Itfall'dvef my ftrehead to-night, .- ,
' ". Shad ing my feint eves away irom the light
For with its sunny-edged shadows onco more,
Happily "will throng the sweet "visions of ybro,
LoTingly, softly, its bright billows sweep--
Itocknie to sleep, mother rock me to sleep I
N Mother! dear mother, the years have boon long, .
S inco I last listened to your, lullaby song
.dSingthen, and unto my sonl it shall seem J
. : tY .rXVomanhood's years havo been only a dream; ' '.
,j , ,7 .Clasped to your.heart in a loving embrac ( j
.? .... Vltjiyqnrjlight lashes just sweeping my flco,
ti -; - .Novcnhereafter to wake or tb weep-f"' ''' ' i
"T. t.XJockujo to sleep, mother rock me" to sleep!
: off &-',; ' SONG-.' ' ."!
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t" if;.vi Oiepiritof ithe summer timol,. .
.1 . & o -. - 'j -Bring back the.roses.to, the dells :
iThe 'swallows from'thQ distant clime,
The honey-bee from, drowsy cells.
Bring back the. friendship ot the aun
. f- The gildedevenings, calm and late,
"When merry" children homeward rnn.
And peeping stars bid lovers wait.
3ring back the Binging and the; scent
.. . Of .meadow lands at' dewy prime ; 3
Q. "bring again my hearth content
Thou spirit of the ' summer time:!
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" nameless man amid a crowd -.
mM$ t?at thronged eailyrjaarL ;''
,5wrsii ftt word of lope and love- ''.
wt?iuc"m me neart-- i
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BRAVil WORDS PROM KBHTUCKY.
A KentucJcian on ihe.Negro Question The
Cry -of JLloXitionittsSpeecli 'of Col.
At a meeting of the Union men held in
CfarlislbNicholas county, Kentucky, Apr.
li; a stirring speech was made by Colo
nel Lconidas Metcilfe. 'Mr M. is a con
servative and ' was a strong friend -of
Breckinridge before .the outbreak of the
rebellion. We extract. as follows:
I had started to pay mjr respects to the
negro-loyer of the SoudU Thert has:
been no election since I can remember but
the cry of nigger was. raised. A' consta-t
ble, coroner, judge or president ouia noi
be nominated but thf same old tune was
ground. Law after law was passed to.
tighten the tenure by which we. held them.
State laws, fugitive "laws,; territorial legis
latures might legislate a white man to the
devil, if they chose, if he 'had narjna mg
ger but laws were passed topreventthem
from Iegislatingon the .subject of nigger.i
A Republican, Congress passed laws, to pre
vent themselves fiOm legislating on ne
groes in the territories, Btill "the cry was
more security, more concessions, until they
requireall to kneel to Gessler's cap, or
else they are not the. Simon pure, or at
least they are not the Simon Buckner pure.
They swear that it is God's institution, and
that in his sublime wisdom he .instigated
the trader to. the pious calling of catching
and chaining the wild African in the hold
of some gloomy ship to transport him from
his native hills where his soul is in danger,
to the cotton fields of America, all for the
glory of God. and the increase of his king
dom ;, that their pursuits and pleasures in
Africa are loathsome to God ; but when
they are transported to the cotton fields
and :learned to raise six bales to the hand,
ereat is his reward for he now pleaseth
the Lord and shall have a seat in Heaven j
while traitors who have so long been pro
tected in making black angels quietly pockr
et the proceeds of the cotton. Eo. all this
rnn mnsf. Rnlemnlv nromise or swear or
youxire an abolitionist. And some
these traitors are helping to populate
en with angels only half black.
no joke; all this has been preaa
the pulpit by the said sooty-wi
ger satalites. They do not
ing. man, but blaspheme G
obsequious dallying an
of corrupt; fly-blown
not see any other ai
through which pleas1
be secured but mirsrePument
in iiolitics but nicrcrer : nioad to
Heaven but on the nigger's .back. They
muBt have the Missouri compromise,, or
they will preak up the government. Then
the Missouri' compromise must be repeal
ed, it am't.fair; or they will knockalithe
tfndefpin.ingsfrom under Uncle Samuel.
Kansas must be 'allowed to do as she.
pleases np intervention.. Our sweet
scented Beriah, who iives in the Gover
nor's palace and don't rule the destinies of
Kentucky exactly as Hei would wish to,
made, a speech 'in our county -town' when
he was a candidate, in which he said that
Congress: had nb power to legislate on!
slavery, -and must not intervene in Kansas
affairs ; thai he would draw" his swprd and
fight, before he would ask ongress to pass
a pro-slavery or anti-slavery law for Kan
sas, for that would be setting the example
that Congress had a right' to intervene,
and it might hereafter pass some lawrthal
we did not liks,. hd we cimplained..they
WOUia leu ua jwe.mubi put up wttu , - c-,
cause 'we asked them to open the door of
intervention! and the point was settled ; bat
behold! whenKansas &mlf attempts to
settle her 6iiine8s, iFey ahiftsrsand
against-hr willi; .ThJy'haYl'hcen'peri'
mittedrto changr grownd omaay ticoea'oa
cry if you give ifto them) cry if. you do'pt
give it tof them, ,and like the spoiled' child,
they. must now be spanked and put to rest.
I have heard it preached ever since I can
remember, that all we ask was to let us
manage our own State affairs as we pleas
ed, particularly ourowa peculiar institu
tions.; that'the North wanted "to taker them
away from us 'without compensation ; that
if the iNofth would only acknowledge that
there issuc a thing &s property in man,
we would be satisfied, now the President
offers to.ua, to let us do. just as we please.
J3uy our negroes u we vrisn io sen, ana
.if we dp.. not want to sell, why, "keep
them and that is the end of it," and we
will be protected with them, thereby ac
knowledging that they are property, and
thereby offering to defeat the abolitionists,
in Ttaking them without compensation;
and also SDoilincr the errand argument of
the disunionists, that. Lincoln and , his
yaukee hordes would take 'bur negroes from
us. - They are mad at Lincoln ior letting
us do as we please; some of them deny
ing the rebellion .having anything ' to do
with nigger, and therefore, Lincoln is an
abolitionist 'for bringing in the sacred
name of nigger at this time. And some
Union men are very hard to be pleased
with anything the Government does, and
such men rarely complain at the iniquity
being enacted by the rebels. If Jeft. Da
vis had come out with the same message,
they would have pronounced it the most
liberal, .fair, impartial, statesmanlike docu
ment that was ever offered for the consid
eration of the people Pf common sense.
.Oh J consistency, thou art a jewel, made
of gum-elastic, andean be stretched "to
suit the conscience. "Theory of Aboli
tionist, is the whip that is continually held
up to scare the ignorant into the Democrat
ic, and now the secession ranks. If you
look at things with common sense, you are
an Abolitionist. If youafor your coun
try, and for the inaktfHH vou are
an AbolitionisijsHput a stop
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lis practiced to a fearful
the South andXentucky.
our towns and see the d&
shades and colors-
Jet black buff and brown.
Mongrel, puppy, whelp and hound.
But we will not speak loud on this.
Somebody might be listening.' You can
knowevery traitor in the land as plainly as
your hogs, by the earmarks. They have
a password, by which you can know them
aB well in the. night as in the day time
that word is, Abolitionist, That is the
suni total of all their arguments. , c
' ' I will relate an anecdote that shows, i
Virginian's ideas on the nigger question,
and it is true, I heard 'it. Traveling in
Virginia, I Ftoppei.at night at a house
where they were holding u meeting, and
any one seemed ta have a. right to tell
what he knewi ' A spry .young man. took
the pulpit, and let out an the crucifixion,
as fallows: u'My bretheren, how meek
was 'bur Saviour- they crucified him they
put a crown of thorns on. his head; they
stack a'speir in his side, and they drove
hails through his hands, and he never Baidl
a word a bit more than if he had been a
- n;j - ffLr .
Fftllaw;oitizens, you all know that nig
ger k tharawhead and bltody. . bones, the
scarecrow, that is coatinually held up to
yowitarf.BiTer-ceasing agiuuon. You
muM!' stand sentinel all night,, you most
staid'issrtinel all day, witk jyoar musket,
vsr jiv: darling blsekaagab, while they
workin the 'field, ta katprsamibody from
Kealuto tktsi. And 1 yau, must itaad
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vigilance it the price f nigger. . Allpfthis
hue and cry is kept up when there ia not
the slightest danger. t
Well, gentlemen does not all of this
suggest to your minds a gleam of common
sense ? Does not the weary sentinel be
gin to ask himself, when will the relief
come around ?t But no relief ever comes.
Ah, me when or hpw shall I ever find time
to enjoy myself with my loved ones ?
Where is that happiness this sacred insti
tution is to produce ? When shall I rest?
Now I see this never-ending clamor has
at last beat it into my head that I had bet
ter take the value of these gems, from
Afric's burning sands, and invest in some
thing that will not forever disturb my
peace, use the musket on traitors, and
take the hoe myself. Nigger and cotton
has produced this rebellion, and should
be made lo foot -the bill. There is a big
nigger scare still on our Congress They
shrink, afraid to take the bull by , the
horns ) it is not just that loyal men should
fight out the battles to save their country
from the iniquity of traitors, and then pay
the damages they have caused. China had
to foot the bill with England. Mexico
had to come up to the clerk's office and set
tle, and the Swiss rebels had to pay for all
the dishes they broke ; and about twenty
five dollars per head on nigger, and two
cents on cotton, will soon pay for educa
ting the Southern mind.
Col. Forney, writing from Washington
to tne Philadelphia Press, in regard to the
address recently issued by the democratic
members of congress, truthfully says :
(( No more emphatic admonition of the
purposes entertained by the leaders of the
present democratic organization could
have been laid before the American people
than his extraordinary production. Not a
single word appears in this address in fa
vor of the war for the maintenance of the
government, or in opposition to the rebels
who are fighting for its overthrow. Is it
not amaiing, in such a crisis as this, while
nearly seven hundred thousand free men
are offering their lives as a sacrifice to the
flag while hundreds of families are
mourning the loss of their husbands,, fath
ers, sons, and brothers, and with the record
before their eyes of the raonstreas atroci
ties perpetrated upon the wounded who
have fallen into the hands of the traitors,
and even upon the dead bodies of these
who died in honorable battle that distin
guished gentlemen professing to represent
a large portion of the people of the Uni
ted States, shonld deliberately and coldly
refuse to 'say that the war in which we are
now engaged is' a just war, and that it is
being -conducted to preserve the freest and
most generous government in the world?
The bravery, and the skill, and the moder
ation which, have extorted from foreign
and hostile natioas expressions of aston
ishment and praise, do not wwafcefc a sin
gle throb in the breasts of these fourteen
Democratic members of Congress.''"
- In speaking of the future policy of the
Republican party, 'the Topeka Record says:
" While we think the times demand, and
the circumstances of the Republican party,
at the present, warrant an unusual degree
of liberality in the policy and conduct of
inecommg campaign, we wouiayet con
sider it unnecessary and impolitic io en
tirelv ignore nolitical distinctness.
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Let the committee call a Republican Con
vention, which it ia only authorized lotto.
When the Convention shall cotas' to
gether, however, wt hope 'to sea it rover
ened by a wise discretion and ' iaiyrnalai-
mous liberality in the dUpatition'af its fa
vors, making unaiviaea leaity to the Gov
ernmenta zealoax upptrt of the Presi
dent, in the conductof the war and' un
disputed fita.eas for place, theruling issues."
;- -Old 'WU.Htf-l
Hpw it Atfwjts Observers. The
ffev: A. H. Quint, who left WestRoxbury
Mas3. with th 2nd Regiment last sunt
mer, opposed to the Anti-Slavery move
ment, has gained new views of duty from
his observation in Virginia. He writes to
u I am no fanatic. Increr even voted
a 'Republican ticket Bat this eight
months campaign on' slate soil, in locali
ties where slavery assumes its mild type;
has made me feel and I do -assure ' my
conservative ministerial brethren. that
the whole system is infamous. ' The sins
of slavery?' There are none: it is slave-
holding itself : that is the sin. Its effects
on the masters is one of its greatest evils ;
it perverts the conscience, warps the intel
lect, brutalizes the heart. Believe no
such nonsense as that ' the slaves are 'con
tented.' They, with no noticeable excep-
tionj long to be free:,rr '
A timely present, A watch-dog. ,
he dying hog's Farewell I'll meat
you next week.
Want to know. Did the two duellists
'who nred at the same moment hit it ?
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Never hire a man , to do a piece of work
which you can do ycurself.
It is about equally dangerous ta, take
advice from your enemies, as ta give it to
your friends. , ,
When the Government is afflicted, the
political doctors generally apply MqeJies to
itscfosf. . i-.r ..
Extra Tax. All classes are'ndw '" tak
ing their ingenuity" to escape theirpartio
ular impost.. 4K " -
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If a bear were; tt go into a dry-goods
shop, what would he want? He would
Truth is said ,to be in the bottom of a
.well but some men kick the backet -without
ever drawing it up. m -.
Lose no fragment of the day in idleness
Resolve, that, when day breaks, you will
save the pieces.
It is impossible to look at thesleepers, e
in a church, without being reminded that
I Sunday is a day of rest. r
An inveterate toper and intense hater of
water lately finished up his. life appropri
ately, by vindictively " kicking the buck
An infallible way of preventing a kitch
en door from creaking, is saidr,tebe,to en- Q
gage a servant girl ' what beau eemes to
the house to see her. ; j ;
A crusty old bachelor says that Adam's
wife was called Evo because, whe she ap
peared, man's day of happiness wa fast
drawing to a close. ,, t f
Childrens' games stem to t.gf owing
popular with adults now-a-days, M is not
an uncommon thing to sea men , aU ages
chasing hoops in the street. . w, o.
physician's bill, replied that he lad ab
jection to pay him' for" his ; medicuat, 4&
his visits he woald return.
Carry ingpoliteneai. to axceatu miU
b raising your hat to a young lady i&.'tae
street ;aad .allowing a ceuple of dirty col
lars.andaaair ofocks- to fall oat 0 &
'- Woman the Morning 1 star ,i svm
yoatht the day itar of our manKon&; ai8
evening ar' of our age. Heaves, less
our stars -and stripes. --"
" Well, John ," said" idoctor to & lad
whose mother he had' 1trn ittending dur
iig her illness, " how'ia youy mother1"-i-"She's,deadl
Polite rendering pfDon't crpw before
you get out ofthewoods." Do not lift up
your voice in roaltation befero issuing
from the TMiiraa'eom recastea of the fe
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