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LOVERS OF CAPERNAUM .
BY EUGENE 8T. CLAIR.
" Thou art now in thy dreaming time ;
The green leaves on the bough,
The sunshine turning thorn to gold
Are pleasures to thee noV'
It was evening in Capernaum. Noise
lessly as the breath of Time softly as a
mother lulls to its golden dreams her pre
cious child had the tainted twilight Bto
lcn on deepening and deepening until
the stars came out in myriads, and stood
with flushing helmets on, bright sentinels
guarding tho frontiers of heaven. Like a
diamond dancing on a sapphire sea burn
ed the natal star of the First-Born, and
many an eye in the land of Judea ou that
glorious night gazed thereon with feelings
of holiness und love.
Moonlight, too, lent its magical influ
ence in rendering the scene one of almost
unearthly beautj, as its radiance slept up
on the domes and towora, and snowy walls
of fair Capernaum, paving so golden a
path along the sea that the dream could
glide across and fade in the paradise of
Gcnrjcsareth paintmg the lotty emerald
heuded palms, tho smiling vineyards clus
tering upon the hills and creeping amid
the interstices of each garden bower where
the enamored flowers, iu the parterret of
Galilean maidens, bent, their coquettish
heads to meet the soundless kiss from those
But who sits dreaming away tho gliding
hours of eventide in yon high balcony ot
one of Capernaum's most regal piles ? Ah,
who but Miriam, the child of Ben-Rama;
Miriam peerless from the plains of Idu
mca to snow-crowned Lebanon ; Miriam
. the pride and boast ot the Holy Land (
Come, lover of beauty, and feast thine
eyes on loveliness greater than that which
forms the paradise ot the tollowers ot Ma
hornet ! Av. naze and worship ! Was
there ever ebon trcascs more gloriously
luxuriant? Did the Orient's olive hue
e'er lay upon a cheek of more harmonious
mould, or the deep vermillion upon more
velvet lips ? Was ever torm more tault-
lcss since beauteous Eve reigned queen of
Eden's floral halls 7
Tell me, 0, wrapt worshipper ! sawest
thou ever in human eyes those brilliant
mirrors of the soul a finer blending of
earth and heaven, save in the eyes of that
sainted one whose sou has since been seen
'bearing his cross up rueful Culvary V
And there she sits in her beauty in
tho gleam of the rising moon, as it rolls
its triumphal courso up from the plains of
far Midiun there sho site, waiting and
Was it for the song of the belated fish
erman, as his bark sped shoreward trom
the scene of his daily toil, that she was
waiting ? Was it the beauty of tho night
the distaut Jordon sweeping toward the
6earthe snowy, phantom sails, twin-winged
in airaud water, far out upon Tiberias,
she watched ?
Nay; but for sweeter sounds for a
dearer sight, the coming of her lover
the music of his voice ! Not long must
she watch and wait. No laggari is ho
who Las won the love of Palestine's fair
est ; for yonder he oomes past the foun
tain that sings below in the garden among
the roses with a Btep as free as that of
his proudest Arabian barb.
A moment, and his step sounds in the
stately vestibule ; another, it glides along
the tessolated marble of the lofty balcony;
and 'Judah's palmiest noble' kneels at the
feet of his mistress there in the chequer
And well might sho love him, with the
best, the holiest love known to the heart
, "'He was young
And eminently beautiful, and life
Mantled in eloquent fullness on his lip,
And sparkled iu his glance ; and in hismein
' There was a gracious pride that every eye
Followed with benisons."
"Welcome, Helon ! thrice welcome !"
"Welcome, sayest thou, sweet Miriam 1
How knowest thou but I bring tidings that
will sorrow thy heart, and dim with tears
thy radiant ejes? I have spoken with
"Hal hast seen my father?" exolaiin
cd tho maiden, quickly, and tho crimson
deepened on her oval cheek.
"Yea, within tho hour I mot him in tho
market place, and taking him apart from
the multitude, told hira my lovo for thee,
and besought him that ho would give me
thee to wife." , '
: "And he said what said ho Helon V
! ."lie answered not, but gravely stroked
liis board, looking down, and toyed with a
.pebble 'neath his sandal." ' , - '
w "Oh: nelonl" . ' . - ' ''
"And then a cloud came over my spirit;
Info socmcd Boeing afvf( off. But 1 re
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pcated more eloquently my tale of love,
and earnestly implored that he would look
benignly on my request. I bade him re
member how we had lived in closest union
from our infancy how morn and noon
and eve had ever found us playing away
the golden hours beneath the palm-tree's
shade, and told him that the fibres of our
hearts were so twined up together, that
now to sunder them would be to snap the
chords of life."
"And then, Helon ? He could not re
fuse thee thy blood ? He turned not away
from the persuasive music of thy voice un
And tho beautiful Jewess bathed her
jewelled fingers fondly in her lover's clus
tering hair, as she questioned with im
"Nay, then Ben-Rama lifted up his eyes
to mine, and tears fell down upon his sil
ver beard as he answercd
"Thou has asked of me a priceless treas
ure greater than all tho gold of Ophir
or the riches of Solomon. Marvel not at
my tears ; for age sitts heavily upon me,
and I weep at thoughts of separation from
my child. Nevertheless, I say unto thee
fear not ; I havo looked upon thco long
yea, even from thy boyhood, with an eye
of love, and she whom thou lovest give I
unto thee. But I charge thee remain
worthy of thy trust. There is not another
in all Capernaum could rob Ben-Rama of
his child !"
"Heaven bless my father!" said the
girl, tearfully, and the young noble echoed
her petition "Yea, heaven bless thee, oh,
"And now star of my life ! tell mo I
beseech thee, how long must I wait ere I
can call thee mine ? Let it be soon, I pray
thee, for tho loneliness ot thy lover is
great ; his palace halls are all desolate, for
the music of woman's voice wakes not
their echoes !"
And the maiden answered
"It is the Springtime now ; but when
the Summer hath fled, and the Autumnal
vintage is trodden on the hillsides of Gal
ilee, then, Helon, will the daughter of Ben
Ram;! go to dwell in the homo of thy
"The youth rose up, the glow of happi
ness burning upon his noble countenance,
"ins enough! Thy words have filled
mo with exceeding great joy, and my heart
exulteth in the fullness thereof."
Tho sound of his voice had not died
away upon tho whispering breeze, when
another vnico in which was mingled an
uucarthly power and sweetness, arose from
the street below, saying
"Joy flecth like tho breath of summer ;
in the midst of life we are in death !"
The lovers started. The voice thrilled
their inmost being, even as the voice of
"Knowest thou who spake? said the
trembling Miriam, as Helon, with a cloud
ed brow, watched the receding form of
him who had spoken the solemn words.
Her companion answered not. He seem
ed troubled. To him it was a prophetic
voice, and he felt already an invisible but
mighty hand pluoking him down from the
high pinnacle of happiness that he had
"Helon, knowest thou who spake ?"
"Yea, it was Jesus of Nazareth, he who
styleth himself the Son of the Most High
"Yea. he went his way,
Sick and heart broken, alone to die 1
For Qod had cursed the leper I"
Spring, with its glorious freight of flow
ers, and sultry summer, with its burning
suns had passed away, dream-like, and
were forgotten ; and now the mellow days
of Autumn had dawned in all their re
splendent beauty upon the hills and vales
of pleasant Galilee.
The waving grain on tho rich fields of
Zobulon leaned gracefully to the reaper 8
practised hand; the date tree, and the
olive, and tho fig bent earthward with the
richness of their store ; while along the
slop of every hill gleamed the purple
vintago, more gorgeous in its hue than the
far-famed Tyrian dye.
It was in that golden time, when the
pulses of the human hearji beat high
when the bright world is dearer to man
than ever before when life and health
are more precious than jewels of fine gold.
But there was one who looked not forth
upon tho pleasant scene with the same
beaming of the eye the same expanding
joyousness of heart as had been his wont ;
and this was Helon, the young noble of
There had come a deep and melancholy
change upon him. As the gentle Spring
yielded to the fiery sway of Summer, there
had crept an unnatural sluggishness upon
his limbs ; the blood coursed feebly thro'
its channels ; fever parched his tongue ;
and pain, like a fierce lava stream, swept
ever across his throbbing brow.
All day long, and through the still long
er nights, he tossed wearily upon his couch,
but tho returning morn bro't no allevia
tion to his pain racked form.
Oh, it was sad to see him prostrate thus,
and hear the languid moan from his fever
stricken lips, and at times his wild and
earnest crv for "Miriam! Miriam!" the
dream of his troubled brain !
Illness to him, from infancy, had been
a stranger. But now, in his pride, and
his strength, and his beauty, the unwel
come and unbidden guest had come.
For a long time, not ho nor those who
ministered unto him guessed the secret
malady that oppressed him. But when
"His skin grew dry and bloodless and white
Circled with livid purple, covered him,
And from their edges grew the rank white hair''
then those who loved hiin covered up their
faces in their mantles, wept, and fled away.
For then they knew the curse of Israel
was on him, ho was a leper I
Morning, beautiful as ever stole from
out the portals of high heaven, dawned
upon utpernauin. juany peopio were
abroad for it was not an hour for indoleut
Joy and animation sat on every coun
tenance, and from smiling lips that spoke
the feelings of the heart, were heard the
friendly salutations of the morn.
All was life, bustle, happiness. But all
at once the busy murmur ceased, and si
lence like a pall settled upon the multitude,
for the warning cry came wafted down the
"Room for the leper! Room for the
Oh, it was a pitiful sight to see that
wreck of beauty ! The swiftest foot in
Galilee moved as if it were 'manacled !
That once noble eye bright as that of
the sky staring eagle was cast down like
the eye of a felon ; and a form that had
been the most princely in tho land now
stooped as with the burden of an hundred
No costly raiment hid his shrunken
frame naught save the leper's garment,
the foul sackcloth, twined about his loins;
tho soft, brown, curling beard and the lux
uriant hair were shorn, and on his lip rest
ed a loathsome covering, and ashes were
on his brow 1 And ou be passed. The
throng shrunk back from him as though it
was a serpent passing by.
All spurned him, even those whom he
had feasted and honored in his palmy days,
and those who loved him well and would
have freely given all that he might bo re
stored. On, on, each step eliciting a moan
of anguish as his leprous feet pressed tho
sharp stonos along the way crying
" Unclean I unclca nl"
By all forsaken ? Was there not in all
that mighty city one heart to speak a word
of consolation to tho cursed of God?
Must he go forth in his stupendous grief
with that gigantic mountain of fiorco
agony resting on his soul and not a word
of comfort reach him not one sympa
thizing voioe givo him a God-Bpeed in his
No 1 by the divinity of love ! for lo 1
as a bird darts forth quick as a beam of
light, from its opened cage, from out the
palace gates of Ben-Rama bounds the dark
eyed daughter of hig love 1 and though
dishonor, pestilence, or death were in tho
touch, Bhe would have pressed the ghast
ly wanderer, plague laden as he was, be
fore Capernaum's thousands, to her snowy
Oh, the doop, fervent, holy love of wo
man I Shew me a diviner attributo of the
human heart, and I, will show you some
thing implanted there by a mightier hand
than that of God. '.'..' Jb
Yea, sho would have clasped hiin to her
bosom, but strong men dashed in and
plucked her back, and bore her struggling
to her homo again.
But he had seen her almost felt her
white arms round his neck and he had
heard the wild prayer she uttered
"Helon, oh, my beloved ! May the God
of Israel be nigh unto thee in this thine
hour of trial !"
The dim eye that through all his agony
had betrayed no weakness, now felt the
relief of bursting tears. Such proof of
lovo to the heart-broken man, was as balm
to his crushed spirit as a staff to his
weary feet. Ho could go forth, now in
all his misery, out into the bleak wilder
ness, far from tho haunts of men, where
the lion made his lair among the reeds of
Jordan he could go out and die, and the
arrow of death would be left to its sting.
And so with rent garments and the ashes
sprinkled on his brow, and the loathsome
covering upon his lip, tho leper went his
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Before the low portal of an huiublo ten
ement, craving admittance, stood the
daughter of Ben-Rama. A law voice hade
her enter, and she passed in. It was the
habitation wherein the Savior dwelt, dur
ing his ministry, and now it chanced that
its only occupant was he the meek Naza-
A mild, benignant smile rested upon
his faco, detracting none from its majesty,
but which seemed to fill the plain, ungar-
nished room as with sunshine.
"What wonldst thou maiden ?"
"Rabbi, behold I come unto thee in
tears in great tribulation ot heart. He
whom I love is stricken with the curse of
Israel even the grievous plague of the
And Christ asked her, saying
"Art thou not she whom they call Mir
iam, the daughter of Ben-Rama ?"
"Remembcrest thou once, in the Spring
time, when the ven' was come, that thou
I spakest with thy lover iu tho balcony of
thy father s dwelling f '
"Master, I have not forgotten."
"Said I not unto thee then that joy
flecth like the breath of Summer ?"
"Even so, Lord, and the words of thy
mouth are verified ; for lo, my beloved
walketh in the valley of desolation, and
the joy of my heart is turned into raouru-
Then said Jesus
"What wouldst thou havo mo to do
me, the despised, reviled, and persecuted
of thy race ?"
And she replied
"Thou art mighty, even unto salvation,
for thou art the Son of the living God.
Lay but thy hand upon the leper, and he
"Maiden, be thou comforted; thy faith
shall surely have its reward."
And kneeling there, with tearful eyes,
but a joyous heart, she kissed tho hem of
his mantle and worshipped him.
CHAPTER III. "
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall
It was a wild and desolate spot upon the
banks of Jordon. The cypress, and the
aloo, and the fir cast their sombre shade
far out upon tho waters, for the sun was
going down behind Lidanus, and tho shad
ows lengthened in its departing glow.
Sound was inaudible, save the occasional
growl of some wild beast from its gloomy
lair, and the gentle flowing river, making
"Sweet music with the enamelled stones."
And there, kneeling, with his ghastly
face upraised to heaven, a haggard aud
life-wearied man besought his God that
ho might die. It was but a mere wreck
barely tho semblance of a man and
the voice was small and plaintive as an in
fant's in which he prayed and this was
Oh ! how unliko the youth who had
paoed with lordly pride the streets and
palaoes of his native city ! who had been
the gayest where the sound of danoe and
music fell the boldest and tho first
"Where the hunter of deer and the worrior trod,
To his hills that encircle the aea."
But hark 1 the sound of approaching
footsteps disturb the solitude, and the lep
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er, with a quick shudder, muffles up his
face within his garments giving the warn
ing cry which tells tho wayfarer that pes
tilence is iu his path
Horror ! no heed is given steadily ad
vance the footsteps ! He would not for
tho boon of life life that seems gliding
from him like a dream that another
shoulil fed the curse that he has felt that
another should bear tho agony that he has
Oh ! ho had heard that voice before
on that starry night when the moonbeams
danced on the Sea of Galilee, and he had
drank deep draughts of love from a mai
deu's eyes ! But not now as then did it
thrill his soul with dread, for love, and
pity, and redemption were blended in its
"Helon arise ! bo thou mado whole !"
Great God! could it bo so? Had he
heard aright ? Whole ? Cleansed from
the leper's damning curse ? The plaguo
of Israel that had brought him within the
hour to pray for death was it indeed to
be removed ? Or was it but another of
those dreams that he had often dreamed
there in tho gloom of the dark firs those
golden dreams that had well nigh crushed
him at the wakening ?
No ! noue of those no idle dream no
creature of the fevered brain, but a bright,
joyous reality ! Oh, heavenly was that re
storing thrill of health to the young no
ble's wasted form ! Down to the dust fell
the foul scales that covered him ; the
awakened blood, like clcctrio currents,
bounded along his veins with all its pris
tine vigor ; each unstrung nerve resumed
its wonted functions, and in an instant the
leper was restored ! And as tho peerless
girl had done whose love had plead with
Christ for his recovery, so did the grate
ful Helon ; he bowed down in adoration
and owned him there the Son of the ever
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Again the gem spangled veil of night
covered Capernaum. Again we ask thee,
gentle reader, to visit with us the palace
of Ben-Rama. Silence on this night broods
not within its stately halls. Y'ou can hear
the enlivening sounds of mcrrinienta, the
dance, tho song, the crash of harping
mingling with tho mellow pipes the
tinkling cymbal and the viol's pleasant
strains all telling of the joy that reigns
Ay, pray, for to-night is tho bridal eve
of Miriam and Helou ! With a thankful
heart to Him from whom our blessings
flow bad the young bridegroom laid upon
the holy altar in the tabernacle of the
Most High those offerings commanded by
Moses for the leper's cleansing, and they
with priestly rites had reinstated hiin
among his fellow man.
Though we might gaze upon the wealth,
tho youth and beauty of Capernaum, yet
will we not enter where the festive scene
goes on, but tarry without here in the bal
cony, where first we mot Ben-Rama's
beauteous daughter on that starry night.
But we are not alone ; there is a tall
form wrapped in a dark mautle gazing with
saddened faco over the city. It must be
some guest of the evening now he turns
his head, ha I it is Jesus 1
The sound of the song, the dance, tho
music falls not upon his ear. His thoughts
were of his Father's mission, and tho uu
thankfulncss and unrepentanco of those to
whom he ministered.
"Wo unto thee, Chorazin ! wo unto
thee, Bethsaida ! And thou, Capernaum,
which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be
brought down to hell 1"
Thus ho spake to himself, even as he
had spoken before the multitude.
But his reverie was broken ; for steps
came gliding along the marble floor, aud
the bridegroom aud tho bride knelt there
before him, and besought him, saying
"Lord, our hoarts lackoth but one thing
to overflow with joyeven thy blessing."
And ho stretched forth his hands and
placed thorn on the heads of those who
knelt before him, and blessed them 1
&The fruit of the spirit, like those of
the earth, ripens only after it has felt the
fierce heats of summer and the cutting
blasts of autumn. "
i3FHe who prays as ho ought, will en
deavor to live as he prays.
"Shut up the loio groggcrics," says
many : "prevent the sale of bad rum :
preserve the poor and ignorant from in
temperance, aud we are with you ; but the
educated class need no law; regard for
their own character is a sufficient protec
tion to them." Strange delusion ! Inex
plicable blindness to the facts of history,
und the occurrences of evory day t With
out referring to books, memory illustrated,
supplies us with a catalogue of well-known
names, the bare mention of which, refutes
the plea we have quoted.
Alexauder the Great, one of the bright
est spirits of antiquity, one of the three
greatest generals of the world, whose tu
tor was Aristctle, who slept with the poems
of Homer under his pillow, conquered the
world, and died of a drunken debauchee,
in the thirty-third year of his age.
The fall of the Roman Empire was pre
cipitated by the drunkenness of its em
perors; as human nature was eternally
dishonored by the enormities committed
by them in their drunken tury.
Of the ten sovereigns who have reign
ed in Russia since the accession of Peter
the Great, all but four were beastly drunk
ards. Of the Empress Elizabeth, it is
written : "She was completely brutalized
by strong liquors from day to day she
was almost always in a state of bacchie
ecstacy she could not bear to be dressed
iu the morning her women loosely at
tached to her some robes, which a few cuts
of the scissors disengaged in the evening.'
And the passage gives an idea of the gen
eral condition of tho Russian court for
more than twenty years.
The present King of Prussia, whom
Neibular instructed and praised, thanking
God on his knees for giving Prussia so
wise and noble a prince, is a notorious
drunkard, the contempt of his subjects,
the scoff of Europe.
The late king of the Sandwich Islands,
upon whom a corps of missionaries ex
hausted :their eloquence and skill, was a
drinking caricature of the kingly office to
Tho city of Washington, where the elite
of the nation are supposed to congregate,
is tho most drunken town in the Union.
Champagne is one of tho great powers of
the country, a thing relied on to corrupt
the very men who are sent to Washington,
under the impression that they are our
wisest and our best.
Daniel Webster has been known to pre
sent himself before the people in a state
of intoxication so advanced, that ho could
talk little else than gibberish. We have
seen him do it.
Some of the most important enactments
ever passed by Congress cnactmeuts in
volving the welfare of future empires
have been passed while the floor of the
House was strewn with honorablo and
It was when maddened by drinking that
Dr. Graham committed murder.
Hartley Coleridge, a man abounding in
amiable qualities, who inherited much of
his father's genius, with all his father's
infirmity of purpose, could never master
his propensity to drink. He was a schol
ar, a gentleman, a poet and a drunkard.
Edgar A. Poe but why speak of him?
The story of his miserable end, is more
familiar to the people even than the rnel
ancholy refrain of tho "Raven."
Charles Lamb, tho gentle Charles, the
kind, the tender, the beloved, could sac
rifice so much for his sister, but could not
help being carried home and put to bed
in insensiblo drunkenness.
Douglas Jcrrold is a devotee of gin. For
many years, it is said, he has been impair
ing his fine powers by habitual excess in
Byron, Burns, Steele, Hone and a host
of other names, eminent or illustrious,
might be added to the list of distinguish
Burns, we are confident, had not died in
the prime of lifo, a defeated, broken-heart'
ed man, his destiny all unaccomplished, if
he had notbecd addicted to convival drink
ing. And who knows for how much of
Byron's reckless verso tho world should
curse the gin bottle ? . , .
In our colleges, is not the secret demi
john one of the perpetual anxieties of the
President, professor and parent? At our
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fashionable parties, is not champngno on o
of the vilest of drinks immoderately con
sumed ? Do not our grand banquets gen -orally
degenerate into occasions of disgust
ing excels ? Are the sons of our hading
citizens the most temperate of our youth ?
Talk no moro of shutting up only the
low groggcries. They arc all low, and ajl
grog is pernicious, whether sipped by gen
tlemen, sucked by ladies, imbibed by
printers, or swilled by the "dregs of so
ciety." From the New York Ttmes.
OLD BUT NOT BAD.
A 6CE.NK IN COURT.
Judge Bring the prisoner into court.
Pete Here I is, bound to blaze, as t hb
spirits of turpentine said when it was all
J We will take a little of the fire out
of you, Ihw do you live ?
P I ain't particular ; as the oyster said
when they axed him if he'd boen fried or
J We don't want to hear what the
oyster said or the turpentine either. What
do you follow ?
P anything that comes in my way, m
the locomotive 6uid when he run over tie
J We don't care anything about the
locomotive. What's your business ?
P That's various, as the cat said when
she stole the chicken off the stable.
J That's nearer the line, I suppose.
P Altogether in my line, as tho rope
said when it was choking the pirate.
J If 1 bear any more absurd compari
sons I will givo you twelve months.
P I am done, as the beef stake said to
J Now, sir, your punishment shall de
pend upon the hiiui tiicsd and correctness of
your answers. I suppose you live by go
ing round the docks.
P No sir, I can't go round the docks
without a boat, and I hain't got none.
J Answer me ; how do you get your
P Sometimes at the baker's and some
times I cat tater.
. J No more of that stupid insolence.
How do you support yourself?
P Sonfetiuies on my legs, and some
times on a chair.
J I order you now to answer this ques
tion correctly. How do you do ?
P Pretty well, I thank you, Judge.
How do you do?
J I shall have to commit you.
r Well, you've committed yourself
first, that's some consolation.
Kg-The Tcmporance men of Courtlandi"
County, N. Y., have advertised for a law
yer to fill tho office of District Attorney
They have a Maine Law Judge on the
bench. By a careful review of the list of
lawyers, they cannot find a single Prohibi
tionist in the county. Therefore they want
a Temperance lawyer for a fat office.
SQrLet us not take on too much for
them whom God has taken away : let us
not trouble ourselves for them that are at
rest : let us not shed over-many tears for
them who can now shed tears no more for
ever : let us not grieve too much for thera
who cannot grieve, because sorowand sigh
ing are fled away. - -'
Rathkr Awkward. A few days Bince
a gentleman, who was en route for New
York, got out of the station,, leaving his
"better half" sole occupant of the seat,,
returning, found a good looking gentleman
occupying his seat and making himself so
ciable with bis traveling companion, polite
ly requested tho stranger to give hira his
seat. "Your seat, sir ?" Baid the stran
ger. "I don't know that you have any
better claim to it than I have." "Very
well, sir," replied our friend, if you will
keep it, "allow me to introduce you to my
wife.". The stranger looked blank, and
made very hasty tracks for the next car.
jHTPresident Pierce seems to have fail
ed to make his peace with the Kansas
Legislature by the removal of Governor
Reeder. On tho 16th iMt, a sharp de
bate sprang up about naming ft county.
Pierce, in which the President was Btrong
ly denounced. Some thought it a disgrace?
others, tint it was. springing old party is
snes upon the Pro-Slavery party; but fir
nally, it was named Wise, 5n honor of the
Governor clod of Virginia,