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' SIKCE ITTCY DIED.
' J. . HUNT.
The violets bloom not half io. blue,
The itrawbernes ripen not so rud,
The winils float leva earefningly :
Along the palh elie used In tread, -The
slurs look down with l'-ss of love
. The flowers look iij) with inoru of pride,
' And nature speaks a hamhrr tongue
' The bfook that leaps ocrose the glen,
The roses cirouuir up the wall,
The Uhicrbiuhes by the well,
The sunlight Blunting through the hall,
' The throne of mouu within the wood, ;
.; The festooned ivies at its side,
All wear a shadow as of grief,
Since Lucy died '
The rosy lad who searched for hep
' The April meadows through and through.
And waded bureloot in the pond :
To where the wtiiteKt lilies grew, .
. lias grown to manhood wooed mid won
A gentle girl to be his bride,
And taught one babe to clinih his knee,
' ' : Since Lucy died
' A brother Jion-souled in truth, .
Sel-crowned with every manly grace,
Lies in the evening of hin yo.uth '
" ' VVtlre tinny scnweeds kiss his face.
Ho bnttled dontlTupon the dmifl, -
': With no beloynd nt his siile,
storip winds rocked linn to Ins hleep,
Smce Lucy (Kd.
. Our honsnhoM circle misses two, , '
; Yet ntimhors only one the loss,- -:..'
As if aiTin!f us there renin mnd 4 ., ; .
..s Too fw for nil our ( ve to hless. .
v A 1 tilt brownjpyed utmiiecr Imnb, .,
-. Wliv ol the I leu veil tuat seemed too Wide,
lias nentlttd in our narrower fold .
. ' . Since Lucy died,
: OnrrrosH of grieTwas hnrd to bosr,
! ' And yet noi uselofs, for the eyes
That hnve on treasure le.- to count, v
' Are lifted oft'ner to the fckies; -The
hearts unclnsied one tie from earth,
Are neurnr uniohesven iillied,
And Mope to Faith hn given birth;
: - Since Lucy died. .
. From the OH Branch.
THE GSOCEE'S CLERK.
, , Y MABV A. DENISOS.. , .
FIRST 131 Pit ESS IONS.
'Walking with grocer's clerk the
- taunt yet sounded in her ears; ''wnlklng
with a grocer's dork," a nd the merry laugh
that followed, rang faintly down the grav.
elml walk for Mary Latimer could yet see
from lief window the slight figure of her
fashionable sinter, And the bright fuce turn
oil njw and then ill mocking glee ' towards
ilusingly she rested her, cheek on her
iand, ob he iuurniurecl half aloud "well
who om f, 1 wonder, or 'whej is sister Dell,
1 thut tins 'young man is hot sufficieMly ex
sited to do himself that lionorl Hie she
learned these notions among our city cuiis
insl" and yet cqiitcienee whispered; did
not the blush tingo yon ir own -cheek, jind a
fulse shame render you for a . moineuV un
happy, when the clear voice rnng out-r-
Hyalking with a grocer i clerk," , i.
'lf so," sho nmrumrad ag'iin, smiling,
"I was loidifh, and I repent. , Why should
I not wulk with him! ; In 'the firtt pla e
he is hundBonie that is not ersentiul to my
favor to be sure but then he is handsome
and nine the 'wore for it. ' Next bo is in
telligent, witty, graet ful and lust, . not
least," well educaledj I am sure of it, for no
blunderer could handle classic nnd hixtoric
subjects with the skill displayed by .him.
; I am sure I feel better, 'nubler, in my own
t esteem, since he walked with me, and he
ho grocer's clerk, or clerk in the town bank
I dou'f care," ' V,V .
Having settled the question in her own
mind', she threw on her hat .and 'joined her
slbter In' the garden. Bell still huiglied
mercilessly, protesting she would write to
. her cousin Laura, and hold ier up to end
. less ridicule i'for only tliiok, mamnia,M
aha cried,' .finding t'ho Inter in tho arbor
, whithershe had retired to, read'onrJloHy
took o lone, walk lust night with the 'new
clerk who presides oyer tea and sugar, pep.
per, salt, mustard and condiments too end.
loss to mention in the new store on the cor.
'What ' does Uell mean!" queried the
mild fuced ini4her,i!Vng her ryes in aston
' ish me nt "mercy Mary, my child, thur
. chucks are like roses; whjtt are you tlu'ah
"BjII .teals mn too muoh,"' exclaimed
: i,i.y, witii aiillie iiHUKluuioi) in "nor mun
tecliln onraal, 9tb. to- mtritan Interest's,'. ifcrnturc; .cicnct, anir
last night with 3Ir, Cjeineiit, who, 1 am
sure, is very gentlemanly 'nnd handsome
end all that, she takes it upon herself to
l iny the duennn, and taunts ine for what I
do believe she would have "done herself if
she had only had tho chance." ' .
'Nonsense p cried Bell, angrily,"catch
rne logo walking with a retail grocers
clerk no I llmuk you. Miss Molly, that
question is not to be tested, for I fl itter my
self I have already attracted the grocer him
self siid thut is bud cnougli; but in a place
l.ko this, one mut have siiinebedy t quiz,"
"Come' this Is becoming serious," said
Mrs, Latimer, laying aside her book, "I
wish you neither of ynu to form acquaintan
ces independently of the knowledge and
siinction of your parents; it is altogether
hews to me," .;' ' '','.,' . , '
"Bn.t mother, we were nil introduced at
the picnic you remember, by our minister;
I am sure ho would not notice an unfavora
ble character, and ho took ' etpuVial ' pains
1 thought, to to give thut to give
uiu a favorable, impression of Mr. Clem.
cut." ' ' - 1
'lla, ha,"t'nzed .nell,how she stam-
mers, innmmn ! ' ' " : 1
"Be qiuet,'' said 31 rs. Latimer, "we
IPHnt tull over hisiniiVrsoineotherim".
Meanwhile let your new a qiaintunces
iilono; they are 'strangers, and though, jtcj.
haps, preport.'hiig, are far beneath tho
station IV winch your futliernnd I educa
ted ymi both." ,
"Walltuiif with n grocer's clerk," Bell
mmkinzly cried, us her mother moved .to
ward the house, ". ' .
"For shume !''said hersister. with spirit,
'you may wish some dny you had walked
with In in yntirtelf,"
"Never !" and the young girl curled her
ipt but ever and anon us they wulked on,
she laughed to herself but hmd enough fur
her sister to heur,-3I;iry Latimer, walking
witha grocur's eleik hu, ha."
"3Iy ilenr, I hnve no objection in the
world," said 31r. Latimer quietly lowering
his paper n he rpoke. ihen liftu g it again
ho commenced rending. '.
"Mk. Lntimer!" exclnnned t tie usuully
gcnik woman with vehemence,
3lp. Latimsr why I reiilly thought
(oinething struck me w ...exclaimed the
bt'neviilent old gentleman, looking over li s
spectacles. , - ,
k 'Something struck he !" said Mrs. Lati
niur. .... ; .- '
' hat was it my dear, you look exhaus
"AKtnnisliment-wbliiiik as. Qiiieliuieut
replied the ludy, S ; V; r : '
"Won't hurt you at all, my dear but re
ally 1 don't know what you are 'driving at
You f sk rue if I am willing that-Mary
should g.j lo this party with young Clement
if she is invited by him. I say I .hnye no
olijection in the world," relurred the gen
tleman, calmly folding his paper, , ;
"But a eroeer's clerk,",, ' , " . ''
.'"So wos I once, my dear." ' ' J
' '''But-w-you-TThave retired from liusincfp;"
mutt'-red the! tile woman, seeing the'ab
surdity of her position.! '.;''-.' !; ''...
But not frmn' common seiise, my dear'
"And if jie should go to falling in love
with,, and- vnntiiig to inurry our Mary
why" - Jr-,:: ;':
."Why, al'e'acarefulexnmii.atlon of his
clniriu't T, if he suits' ine I'll set him u,) in
biKiinesit." : .:'
"Ol I dd hope" quivered on Mrs. Lot-
' wr" l"ne,,'' D,,t V'e ,Bar came and clink.
ed her vt'or:s back
"" That our children would forget we had
ever b.en poor!" queried her husband,
"They have never known it;" replied his
wile, v ; '.; S ' , ' , ' " ,' . ,; '.,.!
"Thep they shalHinvc that pleasure ini-'
inedintelyj"exclttiiped Ir, Latimer, ringing
a little bell, ,';' .'v'.',i"':'".. ' '.:'..; (- I
The girls came tripping in, clouds ofmus. j
lin floating from thoir beautiful forms,: !
"Childcen !" 'exclaimed the father, draw,
iiig his I'rortly figure to its 'utmost height,
" havo to tell you for the first time, , that
Henry' Latimer, the man who stands be'bro
you now, and your grey headed fitther,coin
menced life in.1800, a grocer's dork; now
don't.jqu eye(.',f(ifgcj it;'1' and .bending a
keen look on them over his spectacles, he
motioneJ them away. ''There 3Irs. Lsti.
uior,w,ho said with noblo dignity t" "don't
look so crest fallen my deac-for is this not
tile same Jl iry whoiO precious love cheered
the bopniK of the penniless cle W he cm:
tinned, throwing an arm around her, "and
is she osi amed to remember, the pnsi.
li in of onu, b'iq was not asliaiijqij to
marry I". Ilia voice . was very tendur,
and his handsome fuca beamed with some of
HSO.J..IJ hiuuunuss, us mis who murmured
fur .Mary and 'Bell, they loft the room, thej
one with burling cheeks, the other biting
her lipi"howm)ble! "murmured one: "how
provoking mattered tho other.
PRICE'S IMPULSES. "
It was 8jrange but the foolish Bell mock
ed oucUceridcd her sister ut every turn;
nd yobug Clement she treated with a cool
contempthich shu did not even attempt
to disguise for politeness' sake. Jit was
always calmly courteous, but somctinicg a
lurking siijilo dimpled the corners ol his
inoutli ucrsoine ineffectual attempt to en
gage hertvenj,itn. - '.' : "
'MA groat party: at B , a grcnt parly;"
cried Bell, one morning springing In to the
breakfii6t room thrigh the low openedjwin .
dow, "3IoIly and lVO'lny:ted. The gov
ernor was to grace tjie occasion with his
presence, as tha.. Jdurntil pompously, an
nounces, and my white 4utestring will be
fiuiilied just in, time. Andoli! pi pa', 'get;
me the very prettiest to ba found. 1 shall
wear my pcarls-nnd I do hope" she paus
ed for Mary just then entered.'; '
. "1 do hope 3Inry,'lie whispered when
they were ulone, that Clement isn't going
with yu to B. Just tlrnk how mortified
we shiill feel to meet the. Beiitloysftmlllam
moods, and all thiitcircle wl y you look hp
though you vould eat me." l
'Il'i well papa didn't hoar vou," said
"Puim !" Bell angrily ej iculatcd,
"For you may lie obliged to extend -jthe
courtesies of a sister to him jet," continu
eiJMiry. ' V
"It yen marry hw I'll never fpo1i to
you," said Bell pnrsmnately, .
"Don't be rash;'! retn rued the other sup
pressing her teinber, "if ! am iwiliing to
marry a poor man It is nobudy's business
hut my own."
'Mint ;s true" cried Boll, "but 1 fliall
also make it my business to forgef you."
Mary, with not the bet.1 spirt m the
world hummed "Katy Darling," and Bell
flirted out of the room, ; f ' -
" Where is Air. Clement I" whispered
Hell lo her sister as they stood among
the forg.'om crowd assembled ut tho great
party. 1 ' , .
"I don't know,'" JIanr rctnrnetl; "he went
from tho room over thirty m nutesago, ond
said ho would be bacjs'dircclly; it is rather
unkind m hiin lo Jesye nie among so many
strangers so lng. ' .'
"Aha !' saidDell with a look of wise
triumph, "youH not see him back, here
a pain," y-" .' -
v Why liotl" asked JIary in ahum, ,
. "He finds he is out of his element and
he's ashamed to he seen;" taid Bell, "or else
some ono has recognized him whom he had
rather rmvmeet; that'si ihe way such hand,
some shamsdisappear." , -
I'ho governor the governor" said one
and another. ' " ' : ','"'.''.
' 'trolly lok cried Bell quite ' sghnst
"whp is leaping imon his arm!" . ;
.':! "Why it is ' Clement;" cried Mary in a
loud . whisper1 the blood rushing to her
ClieukS.;; . , ;y; , J ;,.-. .... .'.;',. , .
v"What does Jt mean!" murmured. 1MI
faint and bewildered, as tho stately old inn
and the grocer's clerk tlowly iiiade .'tlleir
way to where the sisters stood. Then the
haughty, fool Wh ,' gjil turned 'paler witli
Khnme, as young tflement 'raid, '"n'llo'v' ine
Mis Mary and. Latimer, to intrpdnre
to you iny futherj -and in a low voice he
tiiiirmtired asida to 31 irv.' who stood treni-
bling pt-ton'Bhed,' delighted, V forgive m
lovfl fiir my long stayit is nil exiilnined,"
And as the fine old man took ihtiir hands
and bowed with courfjy politeness, speaking
kind worde of their father, who he said in
years Imrkliud been a beloved friend, what
were th sensationsof poor, miserable Bell;
Nc pen can describe them; hot mortifica
tion amounted to. anguish so intense, that
feigning indisposition, which In reality she
I)a(j np, need to felgnshc left the scene of
gayety.. 'r .'v.1,.''.; ;, s 'v.-','';;:--Mary
wiis married to JWr. Clement Har.
vey, and hvfroud hiiband never regretted
his ruee. Bell been me rejisonoble, and af
ter salutary discipline wedded an estimable
clergyman'. Since)hen she has boen tray
cling in the patii of common sense'
A Great CoosTEv-An "innrcent and
pure minded Jonathan fn a warm argument
with a John Bull on ouf, national institu
tions, wasendeavoiinif to floor his antago
nist, who had spperingly, remarked that
0 fortunately . the Ainenestis ci uldn't go
further westward than the Pseiflo si;ire,'
YiikH scratched his pregnant brain for an
instant, and triumphantly replied Why,
gioil grmjious they're already l-yeing ha
Kocky mountulnB, and carting tho "dirt out
. Y I I.I i I n '
j o.,;..i,4 -hVt is .living' two hundred nu'8k.VlD0W Ct( ..MoilBi go .'longM go
went, i nan a jtuier, nisi wee, irom mv
KR'tM TlIK, "WID iW'b BKDOTT PAPHRS."
THE UNEXPECTED PEOP0SAL.
' Mr. Craxe ' Well, widder, I've been
iliinking about takiftg unoilier companion
aiid I thoiiglu I'd i,sk ynu'
W'idow vOh, Mr. Crane, egscuse my
eomniotiou ii's so iinexptcied. Jesi
!iiindviiief that lira hotile oVamfire olf ihe
iiiiuiileiry slielf I'mfralhcr dint dew
pin n litiie mite on ivy (iiindkercher and
hold it to my nuj. There that'll dew
1'ip ohlceged lew ye now 'I'm nulier
more composed you may ptrcced, Mr.
Ciuiifi. , '. : !
Mr". C. "Well, yiddtt, wns going
lo ask you whether whciher-'
WiD.fw -'Cniiiiiiier. Mr Ciaue. dew
I.know it's luiritde f mharrafin.' I fe
uieniber whert my tlezeazed husband made
his siippiisi.ious to, me, he stapunered nnd
stunned, and was so awfully (holered, it.
did seem as if he'd never get It nut in the
word, an.! I'oseil'e generally the case,
.1 . I .ii ' i .. i
iii leiiM ii lias neen un inem Hint made
sii )oiiions to me, you sec they're gin-
Tiihy coiicening about what kind of an
wer they're gwine to git, and ifkind o'
makes "cm narvmiM w Bui when an indi-
vddival: has ipason to Vspnse his attach
nieni's veqiproei.ted, 1 don't sen what need
i Ik re, is o bein', fi unrated tho' I iiltsi
say it's qniie tnibanissiii' to ine pray
iiiiiiinnerj' , . '. .
" Mr. V 'Well, then,!. want lolnow
if j 'Hi re w iliiii!! I should have Me'.issyV
Wjp' W--The dragon '.'
, mr. v. 'i iiiiiu t sum nnyiiniig to iier
abuiit it yet thought ihe roper way was
to get Vour consent first. , I reniemhpr
wheii 1 courted Trypheny', we were en
g.igi d tpnm lime befi re mother Kniipe
knew tiM thing abnut i' and when she
f' Uiiil it out she Was qui le put out bcrnuse
I did not gvii. Iier first. So when I made
up. my i,iiiiiil iihpVt Melity, lliinks mc,
I'll dew it riylu ilis time nnd jiejli tu
ihe old woman first ' . , . .
- Widow Old wooian, hey ! that's a
liny nunie to Tall ine '.-aniazin' f erlite
tew !--Want Melissy, hey ! Tribblea
(ion ! gracious sakes alive. ! well, I'll give
up now '. , ; I .always knowe'd you wa a
simph t'n, Tiiji Crane, bull must CQufet-s
I did'i.t lliihk you was quite sn big a fool
wai't Melissy.1 i!ev ye? If itut iloii'i
heal nil ! w hat an e'verhuiin' old ra'f you
iiiust be to r'p se she'd look at you.
WJiy. you're old enough to be jier fath
er, and more tew Melissy uio'i only i"
her iweiily-oneih yenr. What a reediek
jUius jdea for a man 'o ytiur age! as gray
as a rat lew I wonder what this world
is eomin' lew j . "lis asionishin' what fools
old u iddi wers wilf make themselves !
Have Melissy !-Melisy !' ; ,
', Mr. Ut Why,, widder ymi surprise
iire-rLUiio idee of being treaied inlhis
way After you'd jheen so pcrliie to ine,
nnd made fcucli a fuss over me and the
g"H- .' -.. ' -... .,
..Wini'W 'Slut your heiid, Tim Crane
iiuii o'. er .i8 to me. There's your hat
on - ihnt are table, aiid here's the door,
and ihe, tiouiit r you put on one mid march
out )' .'t'other, ihe better it'll be forynu.
And I advise you afire you try to get
uiarriiyl again, to go out west nnd tee'f
j er l ife's ciM Hi.d arli r ye're sati-fied
on ibat pint. j;it put a leeilo. fampjbliiek
on yer haii,, 'twould ndd to your appear
ai'.ce ondnuhiedly , and he-of sarviee te'
you wben 'you wtnl, in (JmirUh round
auiong ilip. gals and when ye'vegm yer
hair lijf, jest splinter the spine of yer
back, 'iwoukI'iii hurt, jef lnok a mile
you'd bei riiiirely unresistable if jpivwns'
a ji'H'e grain straiter,.j':y.; ; Cv-' -
Mr; Vi ' Well, I never 1, ; ,
i Widow ,'llold . yer tongue, you con
sariiedXold coot you, 4 tell vou there's
your hat and there's the door be iff 'with
yersulf, quick, metre, orj'll . gi )e ; a
hvsl wiih.l'ie brWMitick;-Kx'.;f(;.u-';-;;
.! Mr. ip.U.'Gimmeiii lV-.Jv ,.';;,
5 Widow, Ristso 'Gi mr I ay-I alu't
a gwiu to stan here and be insulted tinder
my own ruff" iiid so get along, nnd ifey.
er yoil daijic.ii iny ijooi ngi, or say a word
to Melispj it'll be woss for you that's
uU.' i"; U V .'.' '' 'tV-y-l -t '-'
! .Mb, C-ri'Treeraenjoui 1 5 .What a
JANUARY 30. 1856..
hear another word (slops Iier Pais) I wonA
I wou'i, I won'u' , Exit Mr. Cranel C
; . t
We must close by quoting the wi'daws
interview with her second liusbaud, Far
son Sniffles, who had lyarried her for
ier money, but. found like many another
poor man, lo his sorrow, that the money
wasn't forthcoming afier marriage. Mrs.
tMiiflles is urging him to '-fix up" the par
sonage : ' .
But recollect, Mrs. Sniffles, ibis house
is a parsonage 1 occupy it relit free.
dou t care if it is a parsonage. : I sav
ler one, and for my part I'm dispfiseiLjo
nuke a fuss about it.' I
.. .. i .
'Mrs Sniffles, you must bp nwanhliat
I am not possessed of inexhaustible means.
I have never attempted to conceal from
you this fact therefore, you riust also
be aware ihatihere.exisis iiu erbire impos
sibili'y of my erecting a pew residence
upon the plan which you propose. Nor
is it at" all probable- that the congregation
would he willing to make such aherations
in this as on suggest. Yet, I assure vnu,
that I have not the slightest objection to
your ( mploying ycuhiwn means . ir.tbe
coiistruenon ol a more elegant euifico.i
'My own means :"; '" ': ' '
'Yts, Mrs. Sniffles.; Your dissatisfac
tion with the parsonage ia so great, that
have for some time past been expecting
ycu'd propose buildipg a iiew residence ;
and I repeal that silvan appropriation of
n p union ut your A'nJa'WotttJmee'rriiT
conetirreiiee.'- f;';-' "'.i'v .-'1,:; ."; "'- '"
'.My funds r;'-ir;':' ; '
Your funds, Mrs. Snifljfas. It Ss a del
irate subject, and .one on which I have
hitherto hesitated '.o make inquiry, a!
though possessing an'undoubled right to
do so.' I have been expeoiing ever since
our union, that you would inform nie how
and where your property is invested.'
My properly?' . ' '.:'
'Yoiir prnpeny, Mrs. Sniffles. In what
does it consist, if I may be. pcrmilted to
Inquire V . f- ,
, 'Land o liberty I you know1 as well as
I dew.' t
What.am I W infer from that observa
lion V . ' I
Jest w-hat you're a mind , 1 afn't
worth moiey, and I never said I was..
'Mrs. S., you are well aware that on
your arrival in this place, common report
pronounced yon to be an . individual of
aliundant.meaits, end I have always labor
ed under this impression nn, impression
which, allow me to remind you, yourself
confirmed in a convcrsniion which occur
red between lis in ihe parsonage grove."
' , You don't mean to say 't I iuld you so,
and you dar-ent say't that I did.' V
. 'Ahem I mean lo say that you did not
deny, ji, yyhen J delicately alluded to the
suhjeoi. On the cqnirary, you led me lo
iiifr that such was the fact and under
that impression I was induct d to accede
to your proposal.'
My proposal t What do you mean to
'I shoulij have said your -your evi
dent inclination for a s matrimonial en
gagement. I deeply regret. Mrs. Snif
lles, thatjpt siptild have allowed your
relf to prneiice upon me what I cannot
consider in any oilier light ihau that ol a
henioiis and unmitigated deception. J re
gard it 'as an act quite incompatible with
your religious professions.' . ,
'' You dew, hey t well you can't say I
ever, lold. you out and out that I was worth
properly J and if you was a mind to s'poee
so, from what I did say, I'm sure t ain't
my fault, nor I ain't to blame, for oiher
fidkse's say in' I was a rich widiler,' v , .
'Mrs. Sniffles, I lament exceedingly
ihil vou should view it in ihnt light. You
cm but acknowledge that it was your duty
when 1 rcqiicsied infornrtitlon on the "sub,-
ject, to have given me a correct acepurtl of
your property.' . , ;r- ' ; :.' ' ,
I hadn't no property to jiva ye an ac
count of.'.. 0, v; '.'-'' .; ; ;;
r .'Ypu, should liave, tolil me sv;Mrs.
Sniffles, and not have suffered me to sup
pose that you was in easy circumstances.
;, il tell ye, agin couiu'ii help what you
Inferred,, and siosen could, whipb was
liie, tnost to Jjfamei rne for letin you think
I. was rich. n$ you tor marry iir me be
cause you thought 1 was rich t For my
pwtf I tbinjt thai was rathenaoompatlbla
with ' your proftssion. Ministers had
ought to have, their affeciion sot above
iransiterry riches. ;
Mrs. Sniffles, this is a delicate subject
n--we will waive it, if you please-
k.Bul I think the congregation ortcr (is
H will lav it before the session st the
Well, dew,' for pity's sake. , And if
they agree to fix it, I'll go a journey some
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From tho Daily merienn Crgftn.
Tto Washington Union.
In yesterday's issue of ihe above-nam
ed slanderous sheet an attempt is made to
render the ntembcrs of the American par-
ty obnoxious to the charge of violating
the constitution, in taking the oaths pub
lished by thai paper as those used iii their
councils, The oaths are thus stated by
ihe Unions -''' , '' "-', '':':!..,';"''- "
vThal you will not vole or give your
influence to any man for any office in the
gift of the people, unless ho be an Amer-
ican-born citizen, in' favor of Americans
ruling America, of if he be a Human
'Thai you will, when elected or ap
pointed to an official station conferring on
you the power of doing o, remove all
foreigners; nUPn?. or Roman Catholics
from -office or place, end that you will in
no case appoint such to any'ofilce or place
in your gut."'., ; :
These oaths, the Union says, are taken
in the face of the following clauses of the
constitution to-wits ' -
That no religious test shall. ever be
required a Qualifiacation to any office
of public trust uuder the United States,''
and "Congress shall make no laws respec
ling the establishment of religion, or pro
hibiting a free exercise thereof."
The Union contends that the constitu
tion is thus violated by the members of
ihe American party.
The editors of tho Union, and all oth
er men of tolerable information, know
that the prohibition in the constitution as
to religious tests, relates wholly lo the
exercise of any such power by Congress
and has no relation to the individual action
(if voters. Congress has no right re
quirefany "religious test as a qualifica
tion to office," but it W idle and absurd to
sajLthat this prohibition affects the rights
of vofers, who may create for jheir own,
guith. whatever tesis they please, even
embracing the size or height of a candi
date the color of hif eyes or halt the
mode or manner of saying his prayars
or eating his meals or any other, even
the most ridiculous test the mind of man
can conceive. '' V;Vi "!'-.,' v.''.'v ,'.'. - V.'' "''
C The constitution interdicts Congress
from making a religious test as a qualifi
cation for office, but it does not compel a
Calhdlic 'to yolo fur n t Protesiant, , or , a
Protestnni to vote for, a Catholic; nor
does it prevent a Protestant of one form
o( faith from voting for a Protestant of
the same faith. A Methodist may, if he
chooses, agree with his associates, and
bind ihemsclves by any pledge they
choose to adopt, not to vote for a Baptist
and so vice vma. There can be no test
maie by Congressional law, htit" the peo
ple are free to confer their suffrages upon
wltoirf they please, and to make any testa
in casing their votes they think proper.
But again If the ridiculous construe
tion put upon the above clauses of the
constitution were the true one, anl if I
wer intended lo prohibit a voter Iniin
muliing a religion test n castipg his own
vote, pray how could the cons.itiitipp be
(cnforced! '' '.''" . " , . ' "
A Protesiant may cast his vote for a
Protestant, and against a Catholic, avow
edly on the ground of a conformity in
religinuj opinions with the former, and
on the ground of a difference in religion
opinions with ilia latter; and where is
the remedy, if the constitution bo thui
violated. There is none,' and this faci
alone is sufficient to show that ihera s ro
violation of ilia constitution commuted
by such vote; for in ail cases of a viola
tion of the constitution or of any public
law a remouy uocs and must exii. Con
giwa'wa pas no law laakinj a r dlri-s
; . YQWME 2. NUMBEil !.
lest, j It isright and proper that no relig
ions tests should be made by government
and it is equally right and proper tha
the voters should cast their votes, upon
any considerations they please, whether
religious or political. ,' ;
The right of suffrage fa . a personal
right, enjoyed by those who have the
constitutional qualifications, andjil may la 1
exercised by the voter in bis own discra ,k
tion. This is the essence of Republican ,
freedom. A the pledges made by the
members of the American party, each to
ihe other, to voie fcr American born clii-
zens, who are Pioic8lant?, snd nonooih
ers, and to sustain all such in'oflice, their ,
right to give such pledges is absplnle and '
uncondiiional. and requires no defence.';
And it illy becomes ihe"apologists of this
present administration, to say one, word
upon this subject, in.4he face of the in
disputable fart, that this ' administration,
requires an oath to be takenjn advance of
any appointment in the dcpaitmenis here,
that tho applicant la not a member of the
American party . ' '
Does the TJpjon prate about freedorn'of
opinion, when its conductors know' that
tcorts of honest, worthy Americans, aye,
and Democrats amongst them.-hava been -dfsmisseil
from office here by the Dresenl
powers, $oty on the ground that' they .
have dared to be patriotic enough to adopt
tho doctrinei of the American - party t
We commend to the Union a perusal, cf .
the letter of the lion. Mr. Puryear, of
North Carolina,' published a few, dVyi
ago 1 1 We venture also, to recommend
to tho Union to consult the Law. Office
o the'goyernment, b'eforelt ventures nf
further constructions of the Constitution
of the United Sjtates. V '.
''.:' : i i iiain ,'".
Lava Gas Bcrnebs. T hp eonoiion
or rusting and choking up of metalicras
burners is an old grievance, of which
ihere has long seemed but little chance of
getting rid, unless, indeed, by the use of
some buch nnrusting metal as platinum or
gviu, .no ouijjihii in ormnary gas renuisr
ing even ihe'lcss cosily silver ineligible,
though otherwise incorrodible. 1 loraa -one,
however, appears at length to hav
hit upon and realized ihe at least feasible
idea or substituting a stony, incombusii- -ble
substance, which had already not only
passed through the fire, but had lived, as
it were, in, and been nourished and ma 1
lured by the fire iiself, as may be said of '
lava, above all oilier stony matter. - Tli
gas utters and others are accordingly npwr
it seems, in course of being supplied with
burners of this description made of g
close-grained and firm lava, which admits
of being'turped, polished and bored to tha
requisite fish-tail, balswing, Argand, or
oiher foym, and either fitted with brass
sockets, or simply shaped iu the rnateiial
iiself, for mere insertion in't the extremj.
ity of the branch-pipe or pendant. They
aro only. of recent introduction, but havs
now been lestcd iii the city we are tolJ,
by neafly a year constant use, witliouf '
being either tleaned or touched yet cpn.
linu'tng, al that time,, to yield tha sarna
full, clean, and well-shaped flame at first-'
so as to be still equal to new, and in fact,
u is saiu ranter improved than otherwise.,
by the action of the heat. Should the
idea thus prove lo be as practically useful f
as it certainly ia feasible, metalio burners
may at length be dispensed with. 2?t;u'
der. : ,.!' ''."'
Slavery m Egypi1. A letter fiorq
Alexandiia, of the Oih, states tha tf.3
Egyptian government has recently put in
tq execution the decision come to by tha
divaii, relative to the ebolition of alavef.
Not only is il not allowed any longer tdi
sell or buy slaves in Egypt, but alhhcja
in poEsissioii of privato individuals -were
informed they were free. All of tljen
immediaiKly left, and the first result hr.3
been that paid servants have beco?' rrv
exacting as regards wages. The nrc:':v; :-
lionwiih whii-h this wasur h i t, t
carried into effect will, it is foaved, cau&a
much sufTuring lo tiu-.sa whom it it pr
posed to benefit, as from beisg emirelycat
their own resource, they wi l lirr.afj
SUiier J)liVIIOtl, 0,.ll nil V Vl ; HI t ;
menus of bel'erii'T t!iinae!?-. t
j Vn iien uoes a man tooh. iua a t .
lU.ii? V'liea Le lKk touu,l.