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A RAILWAY POEM.
fhe uHUsed,' to -hieh w iavits the attention of oar
lessen, originally appeared In the Dahlia thmtnitg
Nf IU amtimeat wffl be roapoodaa, Tail timn-
ally, m bujcj, by thorn! who are capable oHie pUlowph
kal katoa U imput.-
ft client gleo, the saaleai treuo
. " And IimuiJ rtill ia nu; a tfrrOnf
T'bej arc a longer hen;
A bage red atoaad ef earth fe throws .
' Aeroai the giea as wM and tent,-
? . . .lae atnaaiaoeatdandeleaR i. . , ""
-1 Aad lightning aaeed and thundering soanj ' -
ha nearly e'er the aasightlj- aana
JJw Sift aloat; for womj a aiile .''.
Along that iron-war,
r Ko rardaat baaka arhedgenrn mule
In aamner'a glory gay;
Tbroagh chasms that yawa a tlioajrh the earth
Vm rent in aoaje strange wjouotaia-birth,
" "i " Wbneedepthaexelodethedar, ,.
"We'ra bona along at headlong pace,
' To win from time the wearying race!'
The wayside hm, with hoatrlike air,
No toager tempfej a gaest - ,
TotaatethenapretandiDgkea, - .
' Or seek iteweksnaa rest.
The araaeing team, the merry horn,
- Theerje ban road at early awrn,
The eaaehana'a ready jest,
TThUe shrieking train arc harrying an.
" Tet greet we tham with thankful heartn
, ' And eyee that awn no tear, -.
. 'T la nothing new, the apace which parte
The diatant from the dear; ".
. . ThewingathattohercherUbedaeet
Bean hone the Mfda exaUing taint.
Baa fonnd its rhad here;
With apead like hen we Ipo eaa baata
-The blue of aateting heart to taeta.
, :: - :' Jy," i- . ' - ,
. For me, I gaat aVeag the line
To wmteh the aaaraaehing train, .
", . And deem it till, twiit aie ai
A rode hat welcome chain, '
. . To hind na in a world whoae tief
Xach-aawing hoarto eerer trica
Bat ben may try ia vain;
To bring na home to many an art
Stem Fate employa to keep apart.
THE MINERS' MEETING.
THE BROTHER'S REVENGE.
One of those delightful California moun
tain sunsets was approaching, when two trav.
filers, one leading a ladened beast, might
, have been seen slowly toiling up the accent
. of one of the interior mountains. They had
evidently travelled far, judging from the iu-
diuations of fatigue, which even the hardy
; ' The resemblance in the frank and hand
some, though " dust-be-grimmed eounte
uances, announoed the travellers as broth
ers. The lateness of the hour warned them
that it was time to camp and prepare their
evening meaL The sun was sinking grad
ually in the western horizon ; the rays
, slowly retreated from the bases to the sum
mits of the surrounding hills, there playing
around them for a moment, like devoted
friends, loth to leave to night and darkness.
A gentle, balmy breeze strayed through the
toughs of the forest trees, causing the leaves
' still wet with the moisture of a recent rain,
to sparkle and flash in the light of the de
parted orb like lustrous diamonds.
Our friends advanced till they reached
an open spot upon the summit of a hill,
fc hero, halting, they set about preparing,
with a dexterity acquired by kpig practice,
their evening repast.
"Frank," says one, "you take the camp
kettle and find some water, while I make a
fire and get the grub ready for cooking."
Thus 'directed, Frank departed, while
the other busied himself with the prelimi
nary arrangements of a hearty supper.
These accomplished to his satisfaction, he
seated himself by the fire to await the re
um of his brother. Ait hour dragged
slowly by, and he began to grow impatient,
when a rapid step announoed the return of
Frank, and presently he appeared, minus
camp-kettle and hat, his hair hanging over
his eyes, which glistened in the fire-light
with strong excitement.
What's up, boy H exclaimed the oth
er, laughing at the unusual appearance of
Frank ; "have you seen a grizzly, or the
ghost of the jackass we killed for grub, up
"Neither, Harry," replied Frank ; "but
1 have found what to us is much more wel
come. Tve got a slug' with a good chance
: of finding some more. You may laugh,
but I think it a God-send, and promises a
ehange of diet from the donkey spare-rib
and roasted pole-cat we've been obliged to
eat within three weeks."
"So do I ! so do I!" exclaimed Harry,
impatiently, himself a little excited about
"Let me see it ; the color will look
mighty big to me now."-
Frank gave it to him, and balancing it
Upon the lip of his finger, he cried:
"Twill weigh an ounce at least, Frank!
By Jove ! if we find a Best of them, our
fortunes are mado.
"Yes, Harry, and the fortune of our old
father, too, who needs our aid. If we get
anything from the ground where I found
this, our first expenditure must be to buy
he farm for him which he wishes to have T
"Hold on, Frank, the fox is not trapped
yet," replied Harry, with another laugh.
But where is your ground I Let us go
and prospect it right away "
, "Enough said," replied Frank ; getthe
pick and pan and come oo,"
So saying, he picked np a shovel, and
ted the way in the direction from whence
he had came. He walked at a rapid pace,
and in a short time arrived at a ravine, on
one side of which was a high hill, and on
the other a low flat. The bed rock, upon
which Frank had found the gold, rose ab
ruptly from the earth four or five feet, and
sloped off into the flat. -
"This is the place to sink a hole in,"
aid- Harry, striking his pick into a low
place into the flat, "If there is anything
here, 'twill Be irr this swag." So saying,
he divested himself of his coat, and without
further parley, vigorously commenced work.
The raDid, blows- ef the stalworth broth
ers boob laid bare a port- of the bed
rock, and scooping np a pan mil or ine rxtr
torn dirt, they went to the ravine to wash
ie This operation was performed by
- Frank, Henry standing by anxiously watch
ing the result. Dip by dip it was parmed
' down, iratif the dirt was all washed from
the pan and the prospect exposed:
"Did you get a color I" inquired Harry,
the darkness preventing him from seeing
"Barely," answered Frank, though his
tone belied nis woras ; sere, worn yonr-
Harry took the pan, and looking intent
' ly, he was able to preceive fine gold scat
tered about the pan, to the amount of two
three dollars. .
Bv Geonre ! Frank, we are all right
exclaimed the now excited Harry, winching
wfith delight I've seen enough to rnaWe
- m fcel like a millionaire. Nomore fneas
sivd note-cat ! Your wish will soon be
realized at this rate, and we can go home
with enough to keep the okl folks i ease
all their lines
The elder brother made no peplv. out it
might have Been seen, by die expression of
lus noble countenance, that be gave to the
loved ones at home the first thought,
"The first thing in the Bicrning," con
tinued Harry, "will be to find the nearest
town, and expend what wer lave got for
provisions and the mining implements;"
Thus planned, the brothers took their
way back to their camp to pass the night
ana arc-am ot tne boundless wealth which
they SHoneee to be already in the grasp.
h the following morning, the first tints
01 aawn bad scarcely illumed the eastern
skv, ere the younjr men were stirrinff.-
Having dispatched a hasty breakfast, Frank
mounted a tree upon the highest point of
the bill, and soon announct-d uat be saw
a smoke, which- must proceed from a set
tlement, and a trail leading towards it.
This ascertained, they brought in the mule,
and proceeded towards the town. It was
not long before a small village appeared in
view. Our friends soon arrived there, and
proceeded to purchase the required articles.
Notwithstanding the early hour, three or
four men, in the rough garb of miners,
were lounging about the store, and consid
erable curiosity was evieced at the presence
of the strangers. As Frank deposited tire
gold in the scale to be weighed, in jwyment
of the goods, the men gathered around to
"This- K a pretty piece; stranger," said
one to Harry, picking it up ; "where did
it come from f"
"From a ravine near those pine trees
yonder, said Harry, indicating its locolity.
"Is there any ground to spare there V
questioned the otker ; "I would Ske the
claim this came out of."
"There is plenty of ground," replied
Harry, with a slight laugh ; "the question
is whether 'twill pay."
This conversation ended, our friends
started for their claim, and or arriving
there immediately commenced their work.
The day passed away, and the sun was
approaching the range of the tree tops,
when tire attention of Harry and Frank
was called to the bank above them by the
"Hallo ! strangers, you are on my
ground. I claimed this a week ago, and
I d like for you to leave it.
Looking up, our friends saw the speaker
standing above them, together with three
or four others, one of whom Harry recog
nized as his acquaintance of the town.
"We were not aware," said Frank," that
any party had a previous right to this
place. Of course, you can satisfactorily
prove the justice of your tit le."
"Certainly lean, and make it good, too,"
6aid the first speaker, with a coarse laugh.
"Come down here, and m show you. .
Frank followed him down the ravine.
around a bend some distance below, to a
tree the base of which was hidden from
the claim above, upon which was nailed a
miner's notice, claiming the ground several
hundred feet up the ravine.
"When was this notice placed here f
said Frank, with a sigh of regret, as he
thought of the treasure about to be taken
from him ; "I did not see it this morning
as I came down here for wood."
"That is because you did not look," re
turned the other ; "but read for yourself
and you will find out."
Frank stepped to the tree and read :
"Dated, May 19th."
"I hat was four days ago I
"How long did the rain last which end
ed yesterday f inquired Frank.
"Two days ot as nara raining as ever
was done,t' growled the man ; "it carried
away a dam fur me that took me a week
"Which way the wind I pursued Frank.
"East,".. was the very laconic reply;
"why do you ask V
"Because." replied Frank, with a smile
of triumph, "that notice is on the east side
of the tree, and the sand is not washed
from the writing ; how do you explain
"I don't know or care," replied the fel
low, in angry confusion : "but this much I
do know 'tis my ground, and I'll have it"
"Have you driven any stakes I asked
"Nor-and I don't intend to, until I get
ready," he answered.-
"Verv well, said Frank, calmlv, "it is
useless for me to talk with you if this is
your ground, you must fiist establish a le
gal claim to it I shall not give it up, un
less compelled to do so by legal means."
"Well see about that, old boy," said
the rough claimant ; you had better travel
without any trouble."
So saying, he departed, touowea oy nis
Our friends, satisfied that this was an
attempt to wrong them, quietly went back
to their work, conndeni that uiey couia re
tain possession of their claim by law.
The next morning tuey nau noi Deen
long at work, when they were again visit
ed by the party of the previous evening,
with the renewed demand tnai uiey 6iiouiu
"You had better shoulderyour traps and
be off as quick as God will let you ; I've
called a miner's meeting, and they will
give me my claim as sure as h 1L"
"I shall object to a decision of this dis
pute by a miners' meeting," said Harry ;
"we are strangers hero, and strangers can
not receive justice when opposed to old
residents of a place; but if you will go
with us before justice, we will each state
our titles, and abide by bis decision.".
"Ill be d d if I do," was the answer;
"the miners are coming to settle it, and
they shall do H."
"Bill," he continued, to one of his party,
"you go and bring the boys down here."
The fellow departed, presently returning
with about twenty men, between whom
and the party already on the ground, ex
isted a striking resemblance, in dress and
appearance. They immediately organized
their meeting, chose a president, and re
quested the disputants to state their claims.
The opponent of our friends came forward
and told his story, the substance of which
is already before the reader. At his close,
the president called upon Frank for his de
fence. Frank stated, in a few words, that
the meeting was called without the custo
mary notice being given, and with the
consent of but one party to abide by it's
decisions; and was theref ire, in reality, a
mob, instead of a chosen tribunal of justice.
He informed them that no stakes had been
set. and no prospectimr done in the disput
ed ground. He also stated that the notice
purported to have been on the tree for five
dars throngh a severe rein, which was not
possible, or the sand wonia nave ncen
washed from tlte writing. With this state
ment lie left them, nnd joined Harry in the
'tientlemen,"sjid v president, "you've
Heard the evidence, and it remains for you
to decide by vote which party is entitled
to tliis ground!? '
Theote was immediately pat,- and de
cided' in- favor of the last claimant, with
but one or two- dissenting' voices Be
owners of these probably instructed for the
occasion, in order to give to the proceedings
some- slight show of jastietv
And I mve," exclaimed one, "that we
put Mike Henley in possession of bis
This was also carried, and a committee,
headed by Mike Henley himself, entered
the claim, and commenced throwing out
The brothers did not resist, for they
were greatly outnumbered ; Put the flashing
eyes of each showed how keenly they felt
the injustice done them. Having removed
the mining implements," Mike Henley ap
proached Frank with a smile of malignant
triumph npon his repulsive face, aad ex
"Come, my covey, 'tis time for you to
leave litis t move."
"I sliall not give np possession quietly,"
answered Frank, a flush of firmness and
anger mantling his face,
"Yo won't eh T said the ruffian, con
scious of the support of his gang; "if you
don't I'll be d -d" as he 6aid this he
seized the collar of Frank with one hand,
and raised tho other to strike.
Time was not allowed him, hov.ever, for
Frank, with a vigorous blow, dashed liis
clenched baud into the face of his assailant,
causing him to mark out "five feet ten" in
the soft earth. Enraged fceyonr! control,
the ruttian sprang to his feet, his face pale,
his teeth set and his eyes gleaming with
a fiendish light drew a pistol, and aiming
with deadly ite4 fall at the breast of
Frank,. With the first motion. Harry
had sprung towards the villain, with the
intention of seizing the pistol but he was
too late to prevent the discharge, though
he saved the life of his brother by receiving
the ball in his own breast; and, with a
moan of anguish, sank down at the feet of
Mike Henley gazed for a moment wpon
the deed he had committed, then Springing
up the bank, was lost to view in the bushes.
The crowd, appalled by the horrible termi
nation of their unjust proceedings, slunk
away one by one, not wishing to be identi.
lied with the affair, and Frank was left
alone with his murdered brother.
"Oh, God I dear Harry, lie has murdered
you," he cried, sinking upon his knees, and
tearing open the coarse shirt which covered
the wound ; why did yo spring before
thepistolP ' - . .
"To save you, dear 1 rank, calmly re
plied the noble Harry, a beam of fond af
fection lighting up his pallid face. "1 m
going, f rank going, ne paintuuy continu
ed, after a pause; "his shot was a sure
one I'm bleeding internally."
"Oh I do not tell me this, ' cried the
stricken brother; "what shall I do without
you in this land of strangers f"
"(io home where you have frienas, re
plied poor Harry. "Listen, Frank, to the
words of a dying brother, une stay ot
their tottering steps is taken from our aged
parents; do not risk the other, but return
without the coveted wealth; carry a dying
child's love marry Alfce, and be happy.
You know I loved her once, Frank, fondly
loved her; but I found her heart was given
to you; be Kind to her, frank, and a de
parted brother will implore the blessings
of heaven for your welfare."
"You shall not die I wildly cried f rank,
clasping him in his arms, as if to protect
him from the grip of death. "Xou shall
not be torn from me " '
"Ah, brother, that is blasphemy; 'tis
the expressed wish of God that I am cut
off in iny youth, and we must yield to his
behests. I have but a few moments to
live; bear a kind remembrance to all the
friends at home a home, alas ! I shall
never see again. Cut a lock of hair from
mv head and carry it to our mother; 'tis
- " . ... MB M
the last she will ever see ot her poor son.
The agony of the bereaved brother pen
cannot describe. A sudden change took
place in his manner after these words, and
with one arm raised above his head, his
face turned heavenward, and a solemn ex
pression appearing upon his face, he said,
in a deep, still voice:
"Heaven witness my vow ! You shall
not die unrevenged, my brother. I will
pursue your murderer to the extreme end
of earth, and with the might of a just
avenger's arm, send his sonl to tie hell
which is waiting to receive it r
The dying man, unheeding the wrath of
his brother, continued, "name the first son
of Alice, for me, Frank; 'twill cause you
to remember me when years have paled
the memory of Harry."
A tremor now run through his whole
frame, but he recovered slightly, and in a
scarcely audible whisper went on.: "Where
a tii. V i tilr xnv cifrlir. mvwra rlim T
cannot see your hand, brother here, carry
this kiss to mother; the breath is leaving
me ! hark ! hear that sweet music I I die
happy; I am going to God; farewell, dear
As he uttered these words he suddenly
raised his body, supported by the arms of
Frank, to an upright position, then, with
a long drawn sigh, the pure spirit left the
tenement of clay, to bo borne in the arms
of angels to the home of the happy.
What pen can portray the anguish of
the stricken brother I Mute surely cannot,
and I draw the curtain around the scene
of soul-moving agony.
The murderer Henley fled, and after the
lnnso of a week, miffht have been seen en
tering a village some distance from the
scene of his foul crime; he had scarcely
entered the tavern of the place, when a
man in the dress of a native Californian,
rode in from the same direction, and giving
the reins of his animal to tneaiienaing
hostler, abo entered the house, where he
had entered his name for a room. The
Califomian stepped to the book, and wri
ting his name, said to the clerk :
"I will take a bed in the same room with
my friend," pointing to Henley.
"Very well, sir,"was the reply; "when
you wish to retire I will show you the
In the morning, when the chamber-maid
entered tlw room to pertorm tne necessary
labor, she was horrified by the sight which
met her gaze. '
The body of Henley lay partly hanging
from the bed, the clothes besprinkled with
Mood, nnd a birrm bowie-knife bt ried to
the hilt in his breast To the handle was
at Inched a slip of paper, bearing the follow
ing words ; .
"Life for life is the established sorinl law
of the. country. Whether the murderer
falls by the hand of self appointed judges,
or by the nerved arm of an outraged brother,
is of little importance. Justice ia done!"
A rigid search was immediately made
for the other occupant of the chamber, but
no trace of him was found. ' Frank had
fulfilled his oath and departed.. -'
Sear the scene of the mardfer stands a
single slab, bearing the following inscrip
TO THE MEMORY
HENRY HARFORD. Who was murdered May 18th, 1851.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
' Tread Eghtlyr stranger, o'er that spot;
''tis hallowed ground, made sacred by the
blood of a noble hear shed in defence oi a
brother. . Angels hover near the grave.
mourning the death and rejoicing in the
life of one worthy of a seat in their miifst
The long gaunt arms of a blasted pine point
to t be last of earth, and the gentle melan
choly breezes, which sigh mournfully ab
ove the grave, whisper a requiem for the
rest of Lis souL San Francisco Golden
Era. '. . . .... . ... . :.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE. The Dog Noble, and the Empty
BY REV. HENRY WARD BEACHER.
The first summer which we spent in
Lenox, we had along a very intelligent
dog named Xnoble. He was learned in
many things, and by his dog-lore excited
the undying admiration of all the chil
dren. But there were some things which
Noble could never leam. Having on one
occasion seen a red squirrel run into a hole
in a stone wall he could not be pursuaded
that he was not there forevermore.
Several red squirrels lived close to the
house and had become familiar, but not
tame. They kept up a regular romp with
Xoble. They would come down from the
maple trees with provoking coolness; they
would run along the fence almost within
reach, they would cock their tails and sail
across the road to the barn; and yet there
was such a well-timed calculation under all
this apparent rashness, that Noble invaria
bly arrived at the critical spot just as the
squirrel left it
On one occasion Nolle was so close up
on his red backed friend that, unable to
get up the- maple tree, be dodged into a
hole in the wall, ran through the chinks,
emerged at a little distance, and sprung
into the tree. The intense enthusiasm of
the dog at that hole can hardly be describ
ed. He filled it full of barking. He
pawed and scratched as if undermining a
bastion. Standing off a little distance he
would pierce the hole wki s gazo as in
tense and fixed as if he were trying mag
netism on it Then with tail extended,
and every hair thereon electrified, he would
rush at the empty hole with a prouigous
This imaginary squirrel hauted jobie
night and day. Tho very squirrel himself
would run up before his face into the tree,
and crouched in a crotch, would sit silent
ly watching the wholo process of bom-
wi ruing me empiy uoie, who great soune-
ty and relish. But Noble would allow of
no doubts. His conviction that that hole
had a squirrel in continued unshaken for
six weeks. When all other occupations
foiled this hole remained to hrm. - When
there were no more chickens to worry, no
pigs to bite, no cattle to chase, no children
to romp with, no expeditions to make with
the grown folks, and when he had slept all
that his dog-skin would hold, he would
walk out in the yard, yawn and stretch
himself, and then looking wistfully at the
hole, as if thinking to himself. "Well if
there is nothing else to do I may as well
try that hole again."
We had almost lorgouen this little trait
until the conduct of the New York Ex-
press, in respect to CoL Fremont's religion
brought it ludicrously to mma again.
Col, h rcmont is, and always has been, as
sound a Protestant as John Knox ever
is. He was bred in the Protestent faith
and has neverchanged. He is unacquaint
ed with the doctrines and ceremonies of the
Catholic Church, and has never attended
that Church with two or three exceptions,
when curiosity, or some intrinsic reason,
led him as a witness. We do not state
this upon vague belief. .We know what
we say. We say it upon our own personal
honor and proper knowledge. CoL Fre
mont never was, and is not now, a Roman
Catholic He has never been wont to at
tend that Church. Nor has he in any
way, directly or indirectly, given occasion
for this report,
It is a gratuitous falsehood, utter, bar
ren, absolute and unqualified. The story
has been got up for political effect It is
still circulated for tliat reason, and like oth
er political lies, it is a sheer, unscrupulous
falsehood, from top to bottom, from the
core to the skin, and from the skin back to
the core again. In all its parts, in pulb,
tegnment rind, cell and seed, it is a thor
ough and total untruth, and tliey who
spread it bear false witness. And as to all
the stories of the Fulmer, eta, as to sup
posed conversation with Fremont in which
he attended the mass, and what not they
are pure fictions. They never happened.
The authors of them are slandeiers, the
men to believe them are dnpes, the men
who spread t hem become endorsers of wil
ful aud corrupt libellers. -'
But the Express, like Nohlt has opened
on this hole in tho wall, and never
can be done barking at it. Day af
ter day it resorts to this empty hole. When
everything else fails this resource remains.
There they are, indefatigably the Ex
prcts and Noble a chnrch without a Fre
mont, aud a hole without, a sqnirrcl in ft!
In some respects, however, the dog had
the advantage. Sometimes i thought
that he really believed that ''jcto was a
squirrel there. - But at other times he ap
parently had an inkling of the ridiculous
ness of his conduct, for he would drop his
tail, and walk towards us with his tongue
out and his eyes a little aslant seeming to
sav, "My dear sir, you don't understand a
dog's feeling's. I should of course much
prefer a squirrel, but if I can't have that
an empty hole is better than nothing. I
imagine how I would catch him if be toot
there. Besides, people who pass by don't
know the facts. They think that I have
got someting. It is needful to keep up
reputation for sagacity. Besides, to tell
the truth I have looked into that hole so
long that I have half persuaded my
self that there is a squirrel there, or will be,
if I keep on."
Well every dog must have his day, and
every dog must have his way. No doubt
if we were to bring back Noble now, after
two summer's absence, he would make
straight for that hole in the wall with as
much zeal as ever. '
We never read the Express now-a-daya,
without thinking involuntarily, "Goodness!
the dog is letting off at that hole again."
jf-fTThe Philadelphia Ledger says:
"Tho Republicans seem to betaking the
lead in this city." And the man niit
have added, in the State, and throughout
he Free Slates nnd what is more, they
will Jtrry the lend.
Fremont and Buchanan Literature
-Who are the Readers!
Having noticed froni time to time, a
lonely looking book on the shelves of the
Bookseller in this eity, called a Life of
James ne6eunm, we were eanous enovrgn
to enquire how many copies of it had been
sold. At the same time we enquired how
many copies of the Life of Fremont had
been disposed of.- We fomnd the follow
ing as the result of our curiosity r
Messrs, JvB- Cobb & Con aud C. S.
Bragg and Con have sold ' ,
Life of Buchanan . ' .60 copies
Fremont " ' 1109 "
(cheap eddition) 500 . "
' 1600 "
Messrs. Jewett, Proctor fe Worthington
have sold 49 copies of the Campaign Life
of James Buchanan, all tokL They have
Upham's Fremont -1264
Smau ker's do . .50
'. Bigelow's do- 60
Messrs. J P. & W. have aTso sold of
Fremont and Dayton, and other cheap
lives of Fremont 10,200 copies. .
Messrs. Hawks fe Brother have sold
Upham's Fremont 40
" " (cheap edition) 400
' Dollar edition of Life of Buch'n 12
Cheap editions 75
The amount of sales stood, therefore,
this morning, all told, as follows:
Lives of Buchanan sold 196 copies
Lives of Fremont sold 13,632 copies
The above sales of Cobb & Co., and C.
S. Bragg fc Co., do not include sales of
Greeley s cheap edit ion; of the Life of Fre
mont which is sold by the thousand.
All the above proves clearly that Fre
mont will run because the people will read.
It may be well here to remark that
while cords of the Life' of the People's
Candidate, and the few copies ef the Life
of Buchanan have been sold, not one co
py of Fillmore's Life is even enquired af
ter. It is not even written; but we are
informed that it is to appear with the His
tory of the- Next War. We have not yet
heard when the Ilfo of the candidate for
Vice President on Fillmore's ticket is to
be written. Mr. Scroggs, tho orator of
the rUlanore meeting ta tlte steps of the
WedVWl, may possibly know ; but when
asked about it he says " Oi, , we new
er mention Am." Cleveland Herald.
Very true neighbor Herald, but here is
the answer of our uidepemIeF neighbor
of the "Clevelander."
" We admit Mr. Filuiork's Life has
not been written, but it has been read
notwitlustanding, and committed to memory,
and is deeply engraven on the heart of every
living American, and we eaa prove it too
by one man at least if he ts in town. The
man eminent for his personal appearance,
as well as for his Fugitive Slave Late, and
the Albaky Speech ("Ike Sentik wont
submit to if ) needs no life written his
life is not ended yet, as Buchanan's is, and
as Fremont's will be if he lives long
enough. As for General Gutavts
Adolphvs) ScRoees, it k true he did not
mention Donelson's name in his speech -at
the Mass M beting on the step of the
Weppell Hotse, but he thought of him
several times, and he would have mention
ed his name if he had not got confused
about that bole. The General explained
this to us several times, and as an "Inde
pendent," and the other man as the De
pendent wing of the Filmore army, satis-
Tho above we presume will not bo at
least the of our neighbor's reply.
Who are the Disunionists?
The following extracts are selected from
authentic records of opinions expressed by
men, all of whom are now prominent sup
porters of Buchanan and Fillmore.
BY SENATOR YULEE, OF FLORIDA.
"For my part, I am ready to proceed to
extreme measnres, even to the dissolution
of tho Union."
BY SENATOR BROWN, OF MISSISSIPPI.
"If the- Wilmot Proviso is adopted it
will raise a storm that will sweep the Un
ion, and I pray God devoutly it will be
BY MR. MOORE, OF LOUISIANA.
" The Sonljiern man wlto will stand up and
say that he is for tho Union, 'now and for
ever,' is more dangerous to the people he
represents than t hose who are in open hos
tility. If California be trammeled with a
preamble declaring the territory now free,
I am willing to dissolve the Union."
BY MR. STANTON, OF TENNESSEE.
"When tlie Wilmot Proviso is adopted,
I and the South are ready to walk out of
BY SENATOR BUTLER, OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
"I do not make the salvation of the Un
ion the paramount question."
BY SENATER MASON, OF VEIGINIA.
"It is time the yoke was thrown off and
the question settled."
BY MR. COLCOCK, OF GEORGIA.
"If the Wilmot proviso should iass in
any form, I will introduce a bill for the dis
solution of the Union.
BY MR. MEAD, OF VIRGINIA.
"If yon exclude us, I am not willing to
submit 'W o intend to have the
hind peaceably if we mil, forcibly if we
. The editor of the Wisconsin Patriot
displayed the following card a few days
Will be given to anybody who can
a vote ever given by Fremont while in the
Senate, on the side of Freedom. On the
other hand, we will forfeit that amount
if we can't show by the record, thnt eve
ry vote that he ever gave on the subject
of slavery, was given for the South side
by side with the notorious Know Nothing
Dave Atchison, and the southern fire
eaters. Whereupon a Kenosha Fremonter, np-4
plies for the 15.000 on the spot, on the
following record: Congressional Globe,
page 1830 year 1850.
"Mr. Hale I rise to inquire what is
the question before tho benate.
"The President It is on the bill to
abolish tli slave trade in the District of
"Mr. Mason called for tho yeas and
navs on the Pnssauro of the bill.
"Yeas Messrs. Hal win, Benton, FRE
MONT, Chase, 'Dayton, Soward, Hale,'
and others, in all 3;i. . ; .
"Nays Messrs. ATCHISON, Badger,
Hunter, Davis, of Miss." nnd others in all
$5,000 REWARD! "Buchananan Slavery--Record
The above expressive heading is placed
by the Richmond (Va.) Anqvtrer of July
15th, over a foor-colnmn article, written to
prove Mr. Buchanan's complete subservien
cy to the slave power. It closes witn tne
following summary of his Congressional
and official labors to strengthen and uphold
slavery,' which proves Old Buck to be a
complete embodiment of Border Ruffian
In private as well as in public, Mr. Bu
chanan has always stood ea the side of
the South. ; The citizen aud statesman are
one and the same individual. . lie sup-
ported too rights ot the South . wnen in
office; he vindicated and maintained tliose
rights when out of office. He not only
voted for all measures of justice to the
South, but he endeavored to carry them in
to effect. His is not a dead record of
votes, but a living record of acts, which
vindicate the honesty of the votes. Thus,
Mr. Buclianan exhorted the North to a
faithful and cheerful fulfilment of the ob
ligations of the Fagitive Slave Law. He
protested against the prohibition of jails
in Pennsylvania to federal officers for the
confinement of captured slaves. He de
nounced the Wilmot Proviso. He ap
proved the Clayton Compromise of 1817.
And, to sum up in a single sentence, he
Lis at all times and in all places exerted
the authority of high character ami great
talents to uphold the Union, defend the
Constitution, and protect the South.
To recapitulate: .
1. 1836, Mt, Buchanan supported a
bill to prohibit the circulation of abolition
papers through the mails.
2. Ia the same year he proposed and
voted for the admission- ef Arkansas.
3. In 1836 '7 he denounced and voted
to reject petitions for the abolition of slav
very in the District of Columbia.
4. In 1837 he roted for Mr. Calhoun's
famous resolutions, defining the rights of
the States and the limits of the federal
authority, and affirming it to be the duty
of the government to protect and uphold
the institutions of the South.
5. In 1838-'9 and '40, he ivariably
voted with Southern Senators against the
consideration of Anti-Slavery petitions.
6. In 1844 '5, he advocated and voted
for the annexation of Texas.
7. Iu 1847, he sustained the Clayton
8-. In 1850, he proposed and urged the
extention of the Missouri Compromise to
the Pacific ocean.
9. But ho promptly acquiesced in the
compromise of '50, and employed all his
influence in favor of the faithful execution
of the fugitive slave law.
. 10. In 1854 he remonstrated against
an enactment of the Pennsylvania Legisla
ture for obstructing the arrest and return
of fugitive slaves. .
11. It 1854 he negotiated for the ac-
quistion of Cuba.
12. In 18oo he approves the repeal ot
tho Missouri restriction, and supports the
principles of the Kansas-Nebraska fet.
ia. ne never gave a voie againsi me
interests of slavery, and never uttered a word
which eonld pain the most sensitive south
The Washington Union copies these
thirteen items of Mr. Buchanan's pro-slavery
record, and piles it up still higher, thus:
"This rapid retrospect discloses a con
sistency and an efficiency of service to the
South, which flattery can claim for no oth
er living man. Mr. Buchanan is not only
vuviiraied from ralumnr : he is not simol v
shown to be exempt from just reproach
and worthy confidence, he is promoted to
his proper position, in advance of any aud
every statesman vf the jyorth m the eon-
fidence and affections of the people of the
Most Singular Affair in Bordentown
Most Singular Affair in Bordentown--Shocking Delusion--Unnatural
We have just learned from a most relia
ble source, the following particulars of a most
singular phase of "spiritualism," and of
the performance of the marriage ceremony
under horribly unnatural circumstances.
An individual resKimg in Boruentown,
who has been for some time a believer in
spiritualism and its accompanying delu
sions, had a son who returned from Albany
in a dying; condition with consumption,
last week, -and on Friday or Saturday he
died. The deceased had previously been
engaged to a young lady agi-d about 17,
now residing in the house of her intended
father-in-law, and she too is a firm believer
in the spiritual notions, as well as her lov
er and his father.
On Friday morning last with tlie con
sent of the young man's father,Jthis yoimg
lady was married to the corpse by the "Spir
itual ceremony," which was pcrfonived
through a bov who acted as medium! The
yonng lady was attired in all the usur.1
paraphernalia at the ceremony, and after
it was over the funeral of the deceased
took Jplace. It was attended, we learu,
by upwards of two thousand persons from
Bordentown aud vicinity, who had been
attracted to the spot by a morbid curiosi
ty. Tlie young lady acted at the grave like
one reaily ossessed with an evil spirit;
she raved and flung herself into the grave,
and was with great difficulty borne from
the spot to the residence of the madman
whom she regarded as her father-in-law.
Since tlie funeral she lives at his house,
and at meals a plate, cup, and a portion of
all the condiments of the table are set
apart for the dead man, whose empty chair
these victims of demonism suppose to b
tenanted by his spiritual body.
The unfortunate young lady is the
daughter of respectable parents, who for
merly resided in Burlington; but who have
removed to California, whither she intends
We talk of the "light of the nineteenth
century," but we ask in all solemnity, could
the annals of middle-African Fetlish wor
shipcould the darkest pollutions of
Oriental Devil-worship could the gloom
iest delusions of fhe middle ages, or the
blackest Paganism of any age or country
show a more horrible picture of human
madness and hallucination f We think
not! Penn. Inq.. Aug. 6.
A New Cent. Every body will be glad
to learn that a new copper is to be coirnxL
The old copper head, which has so long
represented the smallest fractional division
of our decimal money in use, is too cumb
rous and largo for the little value it repre
sents, and the substitution for it of a new
coin readily distingushable from all others
in circulation, will bo considered by all a
great improvomcnt It is therefor pro
poned, bv the Director of tho Mint, that the
new cent shall be eighty-eight parts copper
and twelve parts nickle. This will wake n
coin of a dark reddis h color. It is to
weHi 72 grains, loss than half the present
cent", which is 168 grains. Pfila. .".
A. Single TrialTi all we ask
B. B. BCIXOCK 4t CO.S v
CHEMICAL ERASIVE SOAP.'
fpHE proprietors offer thia Soap to the public
l after much experience in it ragiiataetunr
Bad use, with eat ire confidence, aa one of tKa
gn-rteat fcter. time mid money taring faUy da
PLEASE OBSERVE. 1 ';.-' .
1st. This Suap contains no alloy.. ECracw
every uune of it is washing material.
2d. Lem than okf halt the qcaxtitt requirftt
of cuuiiaon Soaps will do the same work of any
kind; and when nsed as directed, it dispensed
with all the pounding and machine friction. Bad;
will save futt feb cbs. of the liioe and labor
uaunllv rvnuired to do the waahia a fnrnilv.
34WATEB In the aae ef th Soap, nard
water needs no "breaking" or vlcanaiig Sirn
plv use a small w of the Soap- . . , ; ,
4th. Cloths will look much wnmx aad'
CLEAKtR, and las lunger. The Soap itself soft
ens the fiibric and loosens the dirt, requiring but
slight bnnal lubbinir and thorough rinsing, tu
cleans them perfectly. It is warranted not tw
injure the iini-vt fabrics
btb. A nUaig solution of mida will clean pnnt
furniture, kitchen iiteunils, c, a ith tlie greatest
ease, rapidity and thorough-
6th. t'acd'w a toilet sOAr.cleanaes the gkiia
of dirt, grease, tar, paintr printers' ink. tc,
leaving it soft and clear, aud thus effectually
prevents its chapping. Machinists, artists, ant
all mechanics will tind this soap invaluable foir
luuid washing. -
tli. It will remove oil, wheel grease, paints,,
i-c, from silk and wook-B- guods, and the best
flannels mav be washed iu it without being;
fulled as with other soap. " -
We offer this Snap in a seat and merchanta
ble style, being nut up ia pound bow, and wbj
bar stamped with the proprietors' Mine, aail
warranted to give satisfaction when used ac
ronling to directions.
Dealers and the public generally are request
ed to give the Chikr aj. ta.iaivx Scat a fair
trial. , ' -
Measure into- a tub the quantity of warm wai
ter required to soak your clothes. To every
ten gallons of water, take half a pound or more
(in proportion to the hardiaesa-of water.) of the
I'heuiical Erasive Soap; slice it up and put it
into your wash basin, and pour upon it one
quart of bailing water, and the suap will reati
iW dissolve; then turn the mixture thus prepar
ed into your tub, and stir the water, and yoa
will have a fine suits. Then put in your white
clothes and let them soak over night, or half aa
hour to an, hour in the morning, after which
wring f&enr out and rinse in cold water. Then
make a boiling suds of rb-an water, with a ve
ry little soap; boil then lave minutes, rinse once
more as usual, blue, and hang out to dry.
Fob CoLoaxD Clothe add a very little
Chemical. Soap to the eld suds in which Tour
white clothes weve snaked; put in the coloreit
clothes and soak half an hour, after which wring
out and rinse as usual, and hang them out to
dry. Woolen clothes should soak half an hour
and be rinsed in warm water. The wristbands
and collars may need slight rubbing.
Fob Floors. 1'jb.tt Bbass Wobk. Glass. Ac.,
make a suds of the Soap, and apply with a
sponge or woolen cloth, and, after few min
utes, rinse with cold water.
Fob Uabo Wateb, put your clothes in soak
the same as above. But fur boiling clothes, put
on your water; slice in a few thin slice of the
Chemical Erasive Soap; let the water boil, but
remove the scum; then put clothes immediately
in to boil, aad proceed as above, recollecting to
use more of the snap for hard than soft waters.
For sale at the BOOK STORE. iliUersburgh,
Ohio. Aug. 21, 1856.
Wn, A. BatcheloifV
OS KEY'S parrots and dogs may be taught
to imitate some of the outward forms and
actions of humanity and foxes manifest an
aptness in stealing quite equal to the generality
of masking but to man alone is given I he
ability to originate, contrive and construct, aud
even the animal seems to divide by his own acta,
his aperies into the different prniiit men. or r-
finators, contriver and constructors and mon
eys parrots and foxes, or imitators, pretend
ers and speculators. Mart the eieempliirittitmz
Wm. A. Batchekir.of 233 Broadway, -w York. .
having by perseverance and vears of toil ami
costly experiments, succeeded in producting a.
HaiDye. Ibr which he has received fifteen
Meddals and Diplomas and, by all. admitted,
to be perfect in all respects, a host of imitating
monkevs and piratical pretenders, who always
best the paths of genius and toil, aad to take
advantage of the wit they do not posjtsn them
selves, have sprung upon the trail laid out br
"Batchelor." With peculiar pertinacity they
beset and worry with pretentions stonra and
bravado, everv one who will listen to them, ami
they frequently succeed in gaining credit for
themselves and trash. To guard the nnsus
pccting.theoriginal and genuine Wm. A. Kotch
ektr's Hair Dye is now put up with costly steel
Elate engraving, aad his signatnre thereon on
sir sides uf the box, and the address,
Bnmdway. v York.
eyFur sale in Millersbnrgh. at
CASKEY cj oa the Comer.
Aug. 21, 1856.
The Great Russian Remedy.
PRO BOXO PUBLICO.
EVERY mother should have a box in the
house, handy in ease ef accidents to the
ehi ldren Baitlttift A'wa'aa Salm. It is a Bos
ton remedy of thirty years' standing and is re
commended by physicians. It is a sure aad
speedy cure for burns, piles, biles, owns, felon,
chilblains ami old sores of every kind; for fever
sores, ulcers, scald head, itch, w-ttle rash, bun
ions, sore nipples, (recommended bv nurses)
whitlows, sties, festers, flea bites, spider stints
Croxen limbs, salt rheum, scurvy, sore and crack
ed lips, sore nose, warts and flesh wounds, it u
a most valuable remedy and cure, which can be
testified to by thotisswrs who have used it in
lhe city of Bwrton and vicinity for the last thir
ty years. In no instance will this salve do
any injrtry or interfere with a physician's pre
eeripaions. It is made from the purest materi
als, from a reccpe brought from Russia of ar
tii t r growing iu that country aad the propri
i I-ive letters from all classes, clergymen.
p'.jyv ;nn. captains, nurses and others who
tave . . tl "msclves and n -commended it to
ttbers. tJ-Jinfc's Russia Salve is put up in
nvre tin itxes, stamped trie cover wiiu a pic-tun-oi
ahtiand a disabled soldier, which,
pictur j is al. e-raved on the wrapper. Price
25 certs a box.
For sale at the Look Store, Millersburg.
Aug. 21, 1856.
A PERFUMED BREATH.
"ITTHAT lady or gentleman would remain un
1 V der the curse ofadiagm-able breath whi n
by using the "Hm of a 2 IwuaW flottn" a
a dentifrice would not only render it sweet but
leave the teeth white as aLtimstcr! Many per
sons do not know their fowl is bad, and the
subject is so delicate that their friends will nev
er mention it. Pour a single drop of the
"Balm" on your toothbrush and was the teeth
night and morning. A fifty cent bottle will
last a year. - '"
A beautiful complexion mar easily bo av-
?nired bv using the-iWm ef Tawmtti Honr."
t will remove Tan. I'imples and Freckles from
the skin, leaving it of a soft and reseat hue.
Wet a towel, pour oa two three drops, and wash
the face sight and morning.
Shmiiy Slaae Eatti. Wet you shaving-brash
in either warm or cold water, pour oa two or
three drops ot -Mm of Thtmmmi tmnn,"
nib the beard well and it will make a brautiful
soft lather much facilitating the ora-ralioa) of
shaving. Price only fifty cents, iedridg
Co.. proprietors. New York.
For sale at the Book Stubs, Millersburg O.
Aug. 21. 1856.
THE best lot of Fine Knie and Scissors ever
before offered in Millersburg. just received
at the Bock and Variety Store. Also aboat
three hat's full of Portmonies. cheaper than
beef at a cent a pound, hoof and horns throws
n. Aug. 21. 185.
The Burning Rays
OF a summer's sun may be kept off first mlo
rate with any of the delightful and cheap
PABAsnu to be found at
CASK EVS, on be Corner.
Aug. 21. 1856. '
You can Always Find
VVEUY"niee aad very cheap ama-trneul of
long and short Mits at
0ASKEVS.OB the Cornet.
Aug. 2. 'ft"-"-
SCISSORS AXl PCKET KN'M'ts. a
m-od article rtm are sure to get if ;.tt buy
CASK FY'S, en I he Comer.
Aug. ?1. Is"''5