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THE STAR THAT GEMS THE EVENING SKY.
The star that gems the evening sky, '
... . tond lights the wanderer'slonely path,
. ; ,'ffha flower that droop ita modest eye,
And shrinks before the tempest's wrath '
"Though each may aeek to vie,
'V With youth In Beauty'e charms arrayed, i
' Theitur slmllwt, the Bower mutt die, ,
. And like them beauty too wilt fade. :
"There la a atnr whose brighter ray
to ahed athwart the human soul, - '
3To drive tho elnuda the niitt away,-;
V ;' -AH RUld the pilgrim to his rK
. (Religion's at,!, wIiom gentle away , I
' Cttends beyond this rale or tears. '. .'
,. . "JThy power the grave, th worm obey, ' j
.And Death the conquered eooquerer fears.
" i There is flower, whose rich perfume.
, ,,' s By God to erring mortals given,
'The winds holl scatter round the tomb, '
And wnft in triumph back to Heaven.
Xre is the flower, whose letre when riven,
More precious iu their ruin lie,
. Than all the star that rise at even '
To ahine like torches in the sky. v .
A DYING MOTHER'S TRUST.
' . You must p'sys love them as you do no,
and never let them be separate! from y u or
from each oilier. Promise me that, Ida, and
I shall die in peace." . " ;
Th is waa raid by a mother who had been
, gradually wasting with that lone and lingering
disease, consumption, lo her eldest daughter,
Ida, who was just entering her sixteenth
year. Her brother and sinter were twins,
and, at the time my story commences, eight
. . -.u
The family although now occupying two
rooms, had oner seen '.he lime when Ihey could
, boast of as Inrtce a house, as plessnnt a home
as could be desired by sny one. Their father
wss once a wealthy merchant in I he city of
II., but entering into a speculation that piov-
ed a fa Hum, he was deprived ol boute, lands
and indeed, alt he possessed except enough
to purchase a small neat cottage in the suburbs
wl the city where he located his family; and,
'Jeering them a limited allowance as to money,
- sinned for the land of gold, California, -.
For two years ihey hen id from hi n regular
ly; al the end of that, lime, that he was re
; gaining his former wealth and hoped soon to
' irlurn tq bis home. That time was not dev
, lined to come'! They received a letter telling
or his las .-accumulating riches and bidding
them to txpeel him four months from the time
of his wriling. There was joy and gladness
in that household when the letter arriveL,nd
th time won engeily anticipated, ven by the
liule on who wps only fout. years-old when
le left them.
; t'hey wailed four monls, but 'be did no'l;
tciiiih. Mpmh after mon'h went ly on le iden
ti int;s, but he came noi, neither did tbey hear
Irmn him. The ninlhrr, ot last, found her
supply of momy fast diminithing, and that
tiecessry comprllrd her to ceek employment
for hrbrlf. I dn s'ill continued to attend
school w lieu Wiey received her father'!., letter,
' but now the tailing health of her mother oWi
ged her lo reniuiu at home. . . . "
Anothrr year passed, and Mrs. Cleveland
was confiued lo her bed. Peprired of iiet
mother's assistance, Ida could not du work
enough tj supply the necessniy article needed
in the hiniily, and was obliged to draw on the
very small amount they had reserved; but this
was soon ex'ousted --the cottage sold, and a
lew mouths befnie cur story commences (he
family had moved into ihe rooms where. w
first met them, and at which time Mrs. Cleve
land look a severe cold ami was now dying.
"He careful of yourmf, dear Ida, and try
and keep together," ahe said.. V You have
been kind, very kind and patient while wait
ing onand nursing me be always so to them!"
" Thesa were r.erlnsl words. . . i
That once harpy group were left orphans,
with no one lo care for them. After the fune
ral Ida toiled on as before, but not with so
happy a heart as formerly, and scorned and
slighted by ail of ber former companions ex
cept one. One, who, had bis proud sister and
aristocratic parents known that heeiill renienv
bered, much less associated with the poor or-
phans, would have forbiddeu it witb a severe
repremand. - ' .
. Fred Weston knew all this, but he cares
not fcr it; wealth and position were seconda
ry thouh:a' with bim. He bad chances to
lead ihe life of a merchant, rather than rnlrr
upon a course of study for a professional man,
am! his futhei had taken bim into his store aa
head clerk, though only twenty years of age,
for he did not wish his son to advance as slow
ly as he had done. He, Mr. Weston had com
. me need as errand boy in the !ore when Ida's
father was clerk, and both had advanced grad
ually, until in business for themselves. Their
families had been intimate until Mr, ' Cleve-
' land's failure, when, as is generally the case
they were passed by without the sign of a re
Cognition. ' 1 , ' ' .. .
The stillness of midnight was disturbed by
Ihatdiead cry of "lire I fire.'" and thewalob
man's shril) rattle-under , the window awoke
' Ida in lime to see a bright light reflected from
the windows on the other side of ' the street,
and ou onenim; her own .window the was
. , met with smoke and flamea.. Speaking to the
children, who were sleeping soundly, she gave
them to a fireman who had mounted a ladder
at the first ty for help, and they reached the
ground in aalely. , ", - , .;
Ail was done to stay I be flames, but to ho
avail, not even the little monertv of Ida m as
saved, and the little orphans were, on a Cold
KT.A.KA U 1 - -- i. . -
v'iuugi n,igiei,,iuuroicre, uumeieaaauu pen
niless. . A neighbor kindly offered tbcmsbel-
. ter for the night, but was loo poor to offer
even mis longer... y . y . -Poor
Ida I tiled arid entirely oiscouiaged,
sue aiarieu me nex; morning, ur rind employ
ment, but returned at eleven o'clock with
none; for poor and friendless what could ahe
do! Nothing I but what, waa ber surprise en
opening Ihe door, to see little Belle sitting
, WHO a BlTBngei.iw ni ucau imuwcu on nu
bosom, while Frank stood b his aide, talking
and laughing as if always acquainted . -"Wbocaa
be be T VhaW con he waut?"
UiouKbt Ida. . : ' .
iFrauk spied'ber as ahe aa about leaving
the room n.nobservtd, and cried out: .
"Ob! sister ids, tan you tell who this ist"
"Ida, ean'tyon lelll" said tittle Belle, lilt
ing her wearv head. : ' 7 . ,i -
" ! 19a stepped toiward and the. last she. heard
for some time was: ... -'.. ; ,. .: r-"',-r.
"Ida, my tieaj uaughler, do you not know
- iue now l" . . v.'-'jv ,..;.-.? -j-
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. BY L. O. GOULD. Fearles and Free." $l,S0p r AnEUm 1 B A&TeUiCt
Ncir Series. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, O.JlNE 12, 1856. . Vol.l25No.5K
- We will not trespass on the- scene, while
Mr. Cleveland relatea to his children Ihe his
tory of his gains, losses and troubles: of his
shipwreck after starting for home at the time
appointed, being rescued senseless, and find
ing, on reviving, lo hisiiimy that they were
last approaching Australia. Aa he had lost
the greater part of hie fortnne, though he had
secured a large amount1 about his person, be
thought he would remain in that place for
awhile, for it was the time when Australia waa
first found to be a second land of gold. He
wrote to bia wife by the first mail that left,
and had continued to write'withoul receiving
aoswera, but as they contained money.lt prob
ably accounted for their non appearance.
-Bui now he hsj returned, with an amnle
fortune, and only one. thing marred their hap
piness Ihe loving wile and mother waa gone.
and it left a shroud on each heart.
"But w hen did you come to H and bow
did you find ns f" asked Ida.
'1 arrived in H a week ago to-day," re
plied her father, "and inquired at tbe cottage,
but no one knew where you had gone when
you left, and after looking in vain for some
trace ot you, I called on our old friends, the
Westons; when they learned I bad probably
returned wealthy, tbey received me cordially,
but knew not where you lived. Making my
self known at Ihe store, ibis morning I was
exceedingly surprised to find that Fred was ac
quainted with your residence nnd you. He is
a fine young man, and I shall always respect
and love him fcr bis eare of you.. Ida, dear
Ida, whM makes you blush so J but I must go
and find. a home suitable for Miss Ida, who has
no more work to do for a livelihood." In less
than a week they were re established in the
same house where they had lived when it waa
Mr. Cleveland, the merchant.
Cold, butterfly friends came again to them,
and it was, if you bad let me known were you
were, I should have gone to are you." But
of a II who came, none w aa so welcome as
Fred Weston, Ma's friend in adversity; and
when, a short time aiterwarua, lie asked Air,
Cleveland for Ida's band in marriage, answer
ed him thus: : ,
"Yes. take her and be faithful still : '
f ' And may Ihe bridal vow
He uncred held, in after years
I And warmly breathed, aa now.
: Hcnicmber, 'tis uo common tie
That binds her youthful heart
'Tin one that only truth can weave,
. ' And only death cbd part." :
The Editors Life.
'. A gentleman who formerly conducted a
weekly papt-r, wri es lo a friend who has re
cently assumed the charge of a daily paper, as
"You must live in and for the paper.
There is no escape from this voluntary and
yet life long slavery. For now - nearly ten
years I have known the willing.voluntary, un
broken service whi:h Ihe true aervant of a
freepreasimust render. My weekly charge bas
been mora than lean btar, and often, 1ke
the Slav described wiib auch pathetic elo
quence by Job, I have 'longed for he shadows'
whicu Iclls the hour of rest. - Feeling thus,
with respect to tbe weekly press, bow can 1
but fear for you, my brother my friend, when
you bind yourself in six fold bonds? low
little do the majorities of readers of newspa
pers ( now the expenditure of lh ught, of the
head, and lira in and hands, whioh goes to
make up that which ministers to then 'highest
wauls! And a too, 1iow many truths, thought
out with lan throes, ipass unnoted, unob
served, even if not reoeived with relentless
hostility I Nevertheless, Ihe true man must
work, and work, tot, in the martyr spirit; con
tented with the thought that his mere relics,
when he has laid him down In the dust, will
constitute a kind of superstructure and base
menl, upon which the glorious and eternal
temple or truth fhall aland.'
ST On no occasion do people seem more
prone to cormtiii blunders than at a wedding.
Tbe following incident actually happeoed rn
a neighboring town: In Ihe midst a crowd
or witnesses, Ihe clergyman bad just cusnple
U.l the Ihe interesting ceremony which binds
in Ihe silver tMuts 01 wedlock two u illinc
hearts.and stretched forth his hands to implore
Ihe blessings of Heaven on the union, ' At this
point, Ihe groomsman seeing the open hands
reaohed out, supposed it was the signal for him
to surrender the wedding lee, which was
burning in his pocket. Accordingly, just as
the clergyman closed his eyes in prayer, he
felt two sweet half dollars upon bis palms.
The good man for a moment hesitated, appall
ed at tho ludicrousnesa of his situation, but
ccoly deposited the money in bia pocket, and
proceeded with his devotions. .
17-Blili had a bright little fellow on the
stand lo assist him in bia "experiments."
"Sir," said tbe 8ignor, "do you think I
could put the twenty cent pieces, which the
lady holds, into your pockelf"
"No," said the boy, confidently.
"Think notr . , , , ,
"I know you couldn't," said the little fel
low with greet firmness. - "
"Cause tbe pocket is all lore out!" '
IP""Tommy," said a toping father a liltle
'Might," to bia aon "Tommy, bio my bey,
mind your daddy, and ever walk in his hie
footsteps.'.' "That might do, perhaps," re
plied the juvenile, "If T wauled to go into the
cork-screw or Virginia fence business. ' The
pn'ernal guardian raised; his cam, but Tommy
dodged it. - ;
Sinolc Blesseonkss. Sheet iron qn ills
blue noses frosty rooms ice in the pitcher
unregenerated linen teellesa socks coffee
sweetened with icicles guita peicha biscuits
dull razors corns coughs and cholica
ibubarb aloes misery 4o., ugh I " ,
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" tTBeforo marriage tbe man is very much
struck with the woman, and afterwards tbe
woman is very much ttruek by the man. .
T"Rxam.v, ladies and gentlemen," says
tba - auctioneer, "I'm giving- th.se things
way" "Are you I" aeid an bonest old lady,
"well I'll thank you for that silverpiloher that
you have in your band." -.- -,
tTAw Albany woman has been arrested for
sicaling bid iron; ahe bad fourteen pounds of
it secreted in ber bosom. Bel offence weighed
heavily upon her." " ' '
OJSome men are like cats. You may
stroke the fur lha right way for yeara, and
hear nothing but purring, but accidentally
tread or. tho tail, and alt memory ot lotmer
kindnua ia obliterated, x. i -
0Upon tbe merrier of one of her eorDDan-
iona, a little girl, about tleven yeara of age, of
me same scnooi, saia to her parents,; "Why,
don't yon tb ink Amelia ia married, and ahe
nasn't gone inreugo rraciiona yei.'
. Napoleon's mighty ahade rosts there;
On Saint Helena's shore he died,
Ambition all dissolved in air;
. And phantom glories by hia side.
Vhcan write the enitah of that man of
Destiny T Pasres his mighty spirit from earth
forever, and lo ! the artillery of nature roars
forth hia funeral dirge; the storm cloud rains
teara over fallen ambition, while the lighV
niug spear of the Almighty engraved on the
annala of Napoleon "All ia vanity." '
On a bleak and lonely islet of the dark roll
ling ocean, the great Desolator of Kingdoms
ended bia eventful days. . He who recklessly
deluged the fertile plains of the fairest portion
of our globe, with the blood of her slaughter
ed sons, reste'd awhile on that barren spot, as
one not lo be remembered. The mighty im
perial ex'le, who bad made monarch's tremble
in their capilols, resigned himself to his sad
fate, with all the aternesa of a true hero, and
laughed to acoin hia insulting raptors. Im
mured in that little principality of Albion's
empire he was yet, truly the most dreaded cap
live of millions in wai. But the mighly ex
ile's epitaph ia written
There he lies." .
He who made the fairest part of the world a
wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof.
lies where all the kings of earth, even all of
them lie in their glory.
vfitDau the firmness and perseverance
which exalted science gives, the boy or Uorsi
!a rose to the hkhtst pinnnclo of worldlv am-
bition; be arose, and still aspiring, by aspiring
Napoleon's sun rose with blood rr.d battle
storms. As a poor hoy he first wandered in
the streets of Paris. Soon afterwards heap
pears i p-ile stripnling in the drawing room.
Next, an assistant leader in the dread artillery
at Toulon. Then, general of the armies of
Ita'y, he crossed the snow capped Alps, and
figthsthe memorable battles of Lodi, Areola,
Tbe infatuated Frenchmen follow their gen
eral. Aus'.erlitz, Jenn, (Fried land.) Brlau
tells of the presence of the terrible invader.
Russia, now. fulls for a moment into his nower
and is saved, only because the dlasl of Boreas
and snow fight her bat les for her.
Leipsit at length beheld under her walls
the three days combat, which resulted In the
first fall of the hitherto invincible marauder.
who is exiled to Elba, a petty island of the
Like a meteor of war, he appears oncu more
on Ihe plains n Tar-famed Waterloo, lo find
the charm ol invinriiility broken forever. He
is now sent an exile to the rock-found islet of
St. Helena; lo escape no more.
"Sic transit gloria nmndi."
So '.bought the mighty exile, as be stood on
the shore of tbe tea-girl prison. Such was the
end of glories won on ever-memorable battle
Such was the-setting of that sun which was
to. rise, now, no man rrvr. Napoleon
sleeps soundly in the land he loved Ihe land
of his ambiticn fair trance. He sleeps to
wane, not tut Hit last trumnel wakes tbe
ETA few days ago, when Ihe famous reform
measure, the "county court" system, was in
vogue there was a trial called on in one of the
in'erior counties of Michigan. A jury was
caled, the cose was heard, mid the twelve
wise men withdrew to deliberate. After
short absence, Ihey returned into court and
look their sea's. The roll being called, the
Judge asked them if they bad agreed upon
Foreman. Young man we have. ,
Judge Well, aii, for whom du you find?
foreman. ror ourselves.
Judge. What do you mean sirf
Foreman. We mean that we ha e found
verdict for one of the parlies, which you can
have by paying our fees.
Judgf:. Bui, sir, yow have been regularly
empannelled, and are bound to deliver your
verdict now, and look to the county for your
Foreman. Now, Judye, den, t talk so It's
no lire. I'll be d d if you n have the
veidict, until you psy us our fees. We un
derslanu how lo get our pay in the circuit
court; but this one hone court we don't Uii
Eat It, An Englishman of recent importa
tion dropped into a reatauranl a few day since
and made a hearty meal .topping eff with
piece of pie. The lailei, upon tasting be
louna 10 oe cold, and calling the black hoy
who atood near, he said lo him: "Take this
pie to the fire and 'eat it." His consterua
lion was great when Sambo went lo the stove
and quietly devoured it.
' Men's countenances, more than their cir
cumstances, indicate their condition.
' ty'Doctor," said a somewhat nervousjjar
son to an eminent physician, "my daughter
has had a terrible fit this morning; she contin
ued for full half an hour without knowledge
"Oh, don't mind that," said the doctor,
"some people continue so all their lives."
ITA girl, who waa one of our first loves,
was one nigil lighting us out, aflet we had
passed a delightful evening; and in bashful
trepidation, she blew us nut of the door, and
drew the candlo behind the door and kissed it.
- MaTsimonv. Hot buckwheat cakes wnrm
beds comfortable slippers, smoking coffee
DruomsticKs, em., shirts exulting in buttons
redeemed socks boot jacks-happiness, and
other blessings, we will not now mention,
I7-A western paper in speaking of one of
the newly elected Senators, says bis ignorance
ia so dense that the auger of common sense
will be longer boring through it, than it would
lakea boiled carrot, to bore through Mount
Blano. Guess thai' a hopeless case, ,
t7"'Whal it the reason," said an Irishman
"that you and yout wife ate always disagree
ing f" "Because, replied Put, "we are both
of one mind. She wants lo be master and so
do I. ' "
. Wiiem ia tuk DirreREKCK. I f. a gentleman
tells you, 'you he,' knock him down but, if
a aay says, -an, now you lell stories,' you
amile and say, pleasantly, 'I assuie you, my
dear, it is so.' :, .- ,:
tTThere is a Yankee down east who baa
invented a jack-plane to do tbe shaving in a
barber shop. He is a brother of the individ
ual who uses flat iron to smooth tho ruffled
erpperof hia wife. , . : - , :
CTTht 'ollowing question it being consid
ered in an out West debating. 'Which baa
ruined most meu-eiving credit of letiinr
trusted.'. At the last accounts tbe disputant!
were about 'nip and luck.' '
Report of the Committee on Resolutions.
The Commitbe an Httolulimt, hythtir Chair -
man, Mr. naiirti, oj Muttaeliuicttt, inbuilt
tht follairing Rtptrti
Brtolved, That the American Democracv
place their tryst in the intelligence, the patri
otism, and tie discriminating justice of the
Ktiolitd, That we regard this as a distinc
tive feature of our political creed, which we
are proud to maintain before the world, as the
great moral element in a form of government
springing frori andupheldby the popular will;
and we con'.rlst it with the creed and practice
01 reueraiisra uncer whatever name or form,
which seeks fo palsy the will of Ihe constitu
ent, and which conceives no imposture ton
monstrous for -the popular credu.iiy.
neutatd, Vurejore, That, entertaining these
views, the. Democratic parly of this Union,
through theirBeleates assembled in a central
Convention, ooming together in a spirit ot con
cord, of devotion to the doctrines and faith of a
.free representative government, and appealing
10 meiiieiiow-ciiizens ior me recuuue 01 their
intentions, renew and reassert before the
American people, the declaration of principles
avowed by ihejm when, on former occasiona,
in general Convention, they have presented
their candidates for the popular suffrages.
1. that the federal uovernment is one of
limited power, derived solely from the Con
stitution; end the grants of power made therein
ought to be attictly constrned by all the de
partments and agents of the government; and
thai it is inexpedient and dangerous to exer
cise doubtful constitutional powers.
i. that lha constitution does not confer
upon the General Government the power to
commence and carry on a general system of
3. That the Constitution does not confer au
thority upon the Federal Government, directly
or indirectly, to assume the debts of the sever
al States, contracted for local and internal im
provements, or olherSlale purpot es: nor wou Id
sucn assumption be just or expedient
4. J hat justice auJ sound policy forbid the
Federal Government lo foster one branch ofin
dustry to the detriment of any other, or lo
clieri.h the interest of one nortior to the iniurv
of another portion nfour common country; that
every citizen and every section of the country
nos a nprii to uemanu and insist upon an
equality of rights and privilege?, and to com
plete and ample prtoectioh of persona and
properly from domestic violence or foreign ag
gression. 6. That it is the duty ol every branch of the
Government lo enforce and practice the most
rigid economy in, conducting our public affairs,
and that no more revenue ought to be raised
than is renuired to defray the necessary expell
ees of the Government; and for the gradual,
but certain extinction of the public deb).
6. That ihe ploceeds of the public lands
ought to be sacie-lly snnlied to the nitional
objects specified in the Constitution; and that
w-e are opposed tb any law for the distribution
rr such proceeds among the States, as alike iii-
expedient in policy and repugnant to the
7. That Congress has no power to chorter a
national bank; that we believe such an institu
tion one of deadly hostility to the bebt interests
or the country, dunperousio our republican in
stitutions and Ihe liberties of the people, and
calculated to place the business ol the country
wilhiu Hie control of a Concentrated monev
power, and above the laws and the will of the
penplej and that the result of Democratic leg
islaiion in. this and all other financial mens
u res, upon which issues have been made be-
tween the two poliiicol parlies of the country,
have demonstrated to candid and practical men
01 an parties their soundness, safely, and ulll
i'y.lri all bnsiue.-s pursuits.
8. That Ihe separation of the monevs of the
Government from banking institutions is indis-
pensaoie 10 the solely of the fundS'.f the Gov
ernment, amj the rights of the people,
. I hat we aie decidedly opposed lo taking
1 1 urn mo rreaiueai me qiiatined veto power by
which ho is enabled, under relricliona and
responsibilities amply sufficient lo guard the
public interests, to suspend thu passage of
bill whose merita cannot secure the approval
of two-thirds of tbe Senate and House or Rep
resentatives, until the judgement of the people
cau ue ooianieu uiereou, and which has saved
the American people from the corrupt and ly
ranical domination of the Cank of United
Mates, and Iroin a corrupting system of gener
al internal imiirovemems.
10. Tliiitlhe liberal principles embodied by
Jefferson in the Declaration oflndenendence.
and sanoiiuned ij; theCoiislitulion which makes
ours the land oflitierty, aud the asylum of the
oppressed r.l every nation, have ever been car
dinal principles in the Democratic faith, and
every attempt to abridge the privilege of becom
nig citizens and me owners or soil among us,
ought to be resisted with Ihe same spirit which
swept the alien and sedition lawa from our
And Whereas, Since the foregoing declara
lion was uniformly adopted by our predecessors
iu National Conventions, an adverse political
and religious test has been secretly urbanized
oy a puny claiming to be exclusively Ameri
can, 11 u pioper dial the American Democracy
should Clearly define its relations '.hereto, and
declare ita determined opposition to all secret
political societies, by whutever name they may
Jietotved, Tht the founJationof ibis, union
01 blates having been laid in, and Us prosper
ily, and pre-eminent example in free govern
ment uu 111 upon entire Irecdoin in mailers
religious concernment, and no rsspeot of per
son in regard lo rank or ploce of birth: no nartv
cau justly be deemed national, constitutional,
or 111 ocuoruance wiui American principles,
which basis ils exclusive organization unou re
ligious opinions and accidental birthplace
Anu neni-e a poii'.icai crusade in the nine
tcentb century, and in the United States
America against Lai ho lies and foreign-born,
neither justified by the past hiatory of the fu
ture prospects 01 the country, nor in unison
with the spirit of toleration and enlarged free
dom which peculiarly diatinguiahtsthe Ameri
can system of nonular coveriiment.
IXRciohtd, That we reiterate, with renewed
energy of purpose, the well-considered declar
ations of former Conventions opon the section
al issue of Domestio Slavery, and concerning
the reserved rights of the States,
1. That Congresa has no power, under the
Constitution, to interfere with or control 'be
domestic institutions of the several Stales, and
that such Slates are theaoleand proper judges
of everything appertaining to their own affairs,
not prohibited by tba Couatitution; that ail ef
forts of the abolitionists or others, made to induce
Congresa (0 interfere with questions
slavery, or to take incipient slept in relation
thereto, are calculated to lead to tbe most
alarming and dangerous consequences; and
that all anch c lions have an inevitable ten
dency to diminish tbe happiness of the people,
and endanger the stability and permanency
the Union, and ought uot lo be countenanced
by anv friend of our political institutions.
iv2. That Ihe foregoing proposition covers,
n& was frftenfled to embrace, the whole sub-
rci 01 sinverv agna:ion in Uonsress; and
Iherefoie, Ihe Democratic party of tho Union,
standing on this national platform, will abide
by and adhere to a faithful execution of the
acts known as the Compromise measures,
led by the Congress of 1850: Mhe act for re.
claiming fugitive! from aervica or labor," in
cluded; which act being designed lo cany out
an express provision of the Constitution, ean
noi, with fidelity thereto, be repealed, or so
chanted aa to destroy or impair its efficiency.
3. Thai the Democratic party will resist all
attempts at renewing, in Congresa ot out of it,
the aei'ation of the atavery question under
whatever shape or color the attempt may be
4. That the Democratic parly will faiiliTully
abide by and uphold, the principles laid down
in the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions of
1798, and in the report of Mr. Madiaon to Ihe
Virginia Legislature, in 1799; that it adopts
those principles as constituting one of the
main founda'.ijns'of ita political creed, and is
resolved to carry them cut in their obvious
meaning and import.
And that we may more distinctly meet the
issue on which a sectional party, aubsiating
exclusively on slavery agitation, now relies to
test Ihe fidelity of the people, north and south,
to the Constitution and tbe Union
if I. Rtiohtd, That claiming fellowship with
anil desiring me co-operation or all who regard
the preservaiion of the Union under the Con
stitution as the paramount issue and repu
diating all sectional parties and platforms con
cerning domestic alevery, which seek lo em
broil the Slates and incite to treason and arm
ed resistance to law in the Territories ; and
whose avowed purposes, if consumated, must
end in civil war and disunion the American
Democracy recognire nnd adopt the prin
ciples contained in the organic laws establish
ing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska as
embodying the only sound and safe solution
of the "slavery question." upon- which the
great national idea of the people of this whole
country can repose in Un determined conser
vatism of the Union Non-intesi-isence ar
Conoiirss with Slatkev aisd TEaai-roar o w
tiik District o Columbia.
2. That this was the basis of Ihe Compro
mises of 1850 confirmed by both the Demo
cralic and Whig parties in national Conven
tionsratified by the people in the election
in 1852 and rightly onnlied lo the oriraniza.
lion of Territories in tsr.l.
X3. Tbat by the uniform application of this
uemuurauc principles lo Ihe organization of
lerriiones, aim ro uie admission ot new States
with o; without domestic slavery, as thev mav
elect the equal rights of a4J the Stales w,i;
oe preserved intact the original compacts of
me iionsiuuiioit maintained inviolate and
the perpetuity and expansion of this Union
insured to ita utmost capacity ofembrncing, in
peace and harmony, every futsre Amtrican
Stale that may be constituted or annexed, with
a. nepuoucan lorrn ol uoverumeNi.
That we reoogwre the TrgMs of
the people of all the terrilories.includiiie Kan
sas ond Nebraska, rcling through the legally
.M93;u 111 ui, iiiajuru ui aci
ual resilient!, and whenever the number of
their inhabitants justifies it, lo form Con
Stitution, with or without domestic alaverv.
auu ue auiniueu into me union upon terms of
periect equality wtin the other Stales.
Reuhed, finally, That in view of the con-
dilion of popular institutions iu the Old World
(and the dangerous tendencies of sectional
agitation.combincid with the attempt to enfore
civil auu rengious uisaoiiuies acainst the rieni
of acquiring and enjoying citizenship, in our
own lanu; a nign anu sacred duty rs devolved
with increpsed responsibility upon the Demo-
critic party 01 mis coiiniry, as the party of the
Union, to uphold and maintain the rights of
every States , and ta sustain and advance among
us constitutional liberty', by continuing to re
sist all monopolies and exclusive legislation
ior me uenemoi me lew nt Ihe expense 01
'.he many, and bi a vigilant ami constant ad
herence to those principles and compromise of
the Constitution, which aie broad enough and
strong enough to embraoeand uphold the Union
as it was, the Union as it is, and the Union as
it shall be, In tbe full expansion of the ener
gies and capacity of ibis great and progressive
1. Resohed, That there are questions con
nected with Ihe foreigu policy of this counlrj,
which are inferior lo no domestic questions
whatever. The lime has come for ihe peo
ple of the United States todeclare themselves
in favor of free seas and progressive free trsde
throughout the world, and, by aolemn mani
festations, to place their moral inftueuce al
the side of their successful example.
Reiolctd, That our geographical and polit
ical position wiih reference lo the other States
of this continent, noless than the interest of
our conimeice and the developement of our
growing power, requires that we should hold
as sacred Ihe principlea involved in the Mon
roe Doctrine: their bearing and import admit
of no misconstruction; they should be applied
with unbending rigidity.
3. Rttolvid, That the great highway which
nature, as well as the assent of the States
most immediately interested in Us maintain
ance, has marked out for a free communica
tion between Ihe Atlantic and Pacifiic
Oceans, constitute one of the most important
achievements realized by the spirits of modern
times and the unconquerable energy of our
people. That result should be secured by
timely and efficient exertion of the control
which we have the rifiht to claim over it, and
no power on earth should be suffered to im
pede or clog its progress by any interference
with the relations it may suit our policy to es
tablish between our government and the gov.
einmeiits of the States within whose domin
ions it lies. We can under no circumstance.
surrender our preponderance in the adjustment
01 an quesiiona arising out ol it.
4. Retotved, That in view of so command
ing an interest, the people of tho United
States can not but sympathize with the efforts
which are being made by the people of Cen
tral America to regenerate that portion of the
continent which covers the passage across tbe
Inter ocean io isthmua. .
6. Ri$ohed, That the Democratic party will
expect of the next Administration that every
proper effort be made to insure our aacen
danoy in the Gulf of Mexico, and to maintain
a permanent protection to the great outlet!
through which are emptied into ita waters the
products raised out of the aoil, and tbe commo
dities created by the industry of tbe people
our Western valleys,and of the Union at
B. F. HALLETT, Chairman.
tX"Eicuse me, madam, but I would like
to ask why you look at me ao savegelyJT
beg pardon ,;sir, I thought it was my husbandl"
HXAn exchange in a modest dun to Its pa
trons, says: ."Suffer little sums to eonieunto
us, for of such is our income."
Onequirfc(orlcfl)tiasrt)ont. . $:o
Pk aal.i:t;ai ll-..t i,. . a- at
" Three motitht, - - - . J;(0
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Onefoorth of! column per year. . - 5:fU
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column : . I - n.vi
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Al overs squarecharged astwosqvarra.
u .u,cruonron;s inserted tiu rorbic -at
heexpense of the advertiserrrj
P.vr tA , 1. 1- -4e - -. . . .
v V" "rw wim aeaircsr and r
patch, at Ihe lowest possible rati a.
A Wife in Ecstasy and a I husband in Fidgets.
The deed ia accomplished. My wife has go
a piano, 'and now farewell the tranquil mind
-farewell content and ihe evening pnr.eis,
and tho big cigars that make ambition a virtue
ob, farewell I And oh ! ye mortal eiginra
whose rude throats Ihe immortal Jovt'a dread
counterfeit,-' but stop, 1 can't bid
them farewell, for one of them hat just arrived.
It came on a dray. Six men carried it inlri
'he parlor, and it granted awfully. It weighs
a ton, shines like a mirror, nnd has carve.',
Cupida climbing up ila limbs. . And such
lungs whew I My wife has commenced lo
praclic, and the first lime the touched the ma
chine, I thought we were in the mitral of a
thunder storm, and the lightning bad i'iuck
me ciocaery cnest. ihe tat, with tail erect,
took a bee-line for a particular friend upon
ihe'back fence, demolishing a six sbillirej
pane of glass. The baby awoke, the little
fellow Iried hia best lo beat the i nBtrilmnt
but he didn't do it. It beat him. A leader
has been introduced into the house. I'e sayg
he is the last of Napoleon's grand army. He
wears a huge mouatache, looks at me fiercely,
smells of garlic, and goes by lbe name ofM,
Count Run away aod-never-ccme-back-again-
x,. ...t .i.rcu ir ue opera the 'other
night. He ran hia fingera through hia hair
twice, then grinned, then he cocked his eyta
up althe ceiling, like a monkey bunting flies,
then eame down one of bia fingers, and hesnl
a delightful sound, similar lo thai produced by
a cockroach dancing upon Ihe tenar string of
1 fiddle. Down came another finger and I was
reminded of the wind whiail,ng ihrough a
knot hole in a hen coop. He touched ln
thumb and I though: I was in an orchard lis.
tening to the distsnl braying of a jackass.
Now he ran his fingeis e.'ong the kejsj and
I though of a boy rallliag a stiek upon a pick
et fence. All of a sudden be stopped, and I
thought somethinghod happened. Thendow
came both fists, and oh 1 such a noire waa
never heard before. I thought a hunicane
had struck the house and the walls were ca
vtng in. I imagined 1 was In the cellar, and
a ton of coal waa falling uryn my head.
I thought the machine had burst, when the
infernal noise stopped, and 1 heard my wife
ejaculate, "Exqt'isite !" What the deuce
ia Ihe matter I" The answer was, "Why,
dear, that's La Somnambula I" -D. l,
Somnarnbule!" thought I; and the Count rol!
eo up his sheet of paper. He calls il muaic.
Before that inatiutnenl of lortue came into my
house, I eon Id enjoy myself, but now; every
darned woman in the neighborhood mu.t be
invited lo bear (lie new piano, and evetf time
the blasted thing shrieks out, like a locomo
tive with the bronchitis, 1 have to praise ila
tone, and when the invited guesta are playing
I have oo say, "Exquisite," "Heavenly !"
all such trash, while al the came lime 1 know
just aa much about music aa a blind codfish.
There are more tuning hammers than comforts
in our house, and I wish the inventor of the
piano was troubled with perjielual night,
mare, and obliged to sleep in one of bit in
struments all his It le.
As to wyreir, I bar rather put my head un.
der a tin pau and be drumned to sleep with
pair of smoothing irons, than bear "LaSomna.
bula.'orany otter La thumped out of a pianov
Scatter pennies in front of my house.and draw
together all the wandering minstrels in the
city baud organs, banjos, fiddles, lamborinta
rattling bones and fish horns. Let juvenile
monkeys crawl in at my windowa in search
Of three cent pieces 1. 1 me be awakened at
the cry of "murder!" ring the lire bell, and
have a devil of a lime generally do all this,
and I will not complain; but banish the pi
anos! My piano has got logo. I am going
to launch the infernol machine out of the win
dow the Erst dark night.aod my friends, 1 ad-
;se you .0 sieep with cotton in your ens, or,
when she gives her dying grunt, you'll think
you've fallen out of bed or a fallen star baa
gone tojoost up. n the housetop. For the in
formation of "Voting Ameiica,'-1 will alale
that all ll.e piecea of brass wire and ivory
rcj uiey are welcome to, but Hie skeleton I
wain ior a reirigerator.
The Castigation of Charles Sumner—How it is
Regarded in Boston.
Tbe Boston correspondent of the New York
Herald, writing from Bo-dou, under daie ofMay
Sumner and Brooks are the topics row. I
mentioned, in my lelterof the 23d, that tbe
Legislature would act upon the matter on Sat
unlay, but they wisely concluded to woit until
more tletniled and authentic news ahould ar
rive from Washington. Meanwhile, the publio
feeling rather moderates. On Saturday an im-
mense mass meeting was held at FantuilHall,
wnien aiuerea very importantly from thai of
the preceding evening at the Tremont Temple,
being a collection of "politicians," instead of
red-hol Abolitionists. You will find that it is
called by most of the Boston papers a meeting
of all parties. This is not true; it was a gath
ering of members ol one family Whigs,
Know-Nolhings, and Freesoilers. There was
no Democrat on the platform, nor in.any prom
inent place in Ihe hall; and although, from the
reports, you might judge that iis tone waa
fiercely denunciatory, it was, in truth, any
thing but that. The Abolitionista were bitterly
disappointed. Tbey expected fire-and-brim-sioue
speeches, and got, instead, lukewarm
phrases only. The fact is that, without justi
fying the assault, people are beginning ta
think that if Massachusetts representatives,
will indulge in billingsgate they must expect
violent consexiences. The speech is leing
generally read, and its outrageous language
commenced on. The excitement won't lasts
week longer. The first flash from Cincinnati
will kilt it, for Charles Sumner is not now,
nor never can be, in the hearts of the people..
He has not tbe elements of greatness or popu
larity in him, and he is neither great nor pop-'
Perhaps, aa you cannot possibly gather any
correct idea of this meeting from the Boston
papers, and as great capital will undonhif-iliw
be made of it by the Abolition prints, its true)
history may be acceptable to you. It was
conceived by Mr. Hamilton Willie, a gentle
man who, whatever may be bisaeiuimenls for
the colored race collect.vely, has no more re
gard for them personally than others about
town. This Mr. Willi, look lbe responsibility
of collecting a list of names calling for the
meeting, which waa read on Friday night in
Tremont Temple, By his exertions many of
the apeakan wero induced to appear, and tl.a
affair waa mainly owing to him.
A numberof tbe officers of the meeting were
cboaen without their consent, and one-third of
the peraoai named aa Vice Presidents were
IT l hings are queerly connected. A late
statistician taya, ifallourold maida should
marry, the manufacture of aingla bedsteads
would be utterly tuiiitd.- - ,.. ;
ETThe greatest trial of pathvnee t lUm
mtnog lawyer examining atu tie ring witneee
in the ptesenco of deaf Judge.