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BURNING OF THE WILLOWS.
A Tale of the Revolution.
BY H. A. BUCKINGHAM.
"This must bo lliu houses: tho junction
of two iooiIh nnd n brook in front, tho
banks covcied with willows. This nlnco
meets the tlesciiption exactly. Order the
men to dismount, with tho exception of
a couples of patrols on each road."
Tho speaker was dressed in tho hluo
nnd scarlet uniform of tho British light
horse, a corpso that was formed after tho
landing of tho English troops in New Jer
sey, as soon as horses conltl bo obtained
to mount tho men. Ho was tin officer of
somo rank, evidently, and his enrriaga
and demeanor were both haughty nnd nris
tocratic in tho highest degree. Why not?
he wai tho eldest son of tho Iirttish carl.
"Tito houso appears to bo dosetted, Col
Iiurcotut." baid his ititiior officer, as ho
' Wo will see. This way, holf n doz
en of you," ho baid to his men. "Try
tho door yonder. If it is fastened, bienlt
it open, and teport if any ono is inside.
If there should bo and thoy attempt to
escape, shoot them down, but givo them
winning to sunender.
Tho men advanced to tho door, which
they found to bo fastened; and after de
manding admission, to whicli they leceiv
ed no answer, thoy proceeded to bienk it
open, which delayed them somo time, for
tho door was u stronir oaken ono. i Ins
duno, they entered.
"Do you know tho man by sidit, lieu
tenant?" asked Col. llareouit, while the
men went busily 1 unsticking tho house.
"No, sir; but there is a fellow I picked
up on tho road, now in tho rear, thnt
knows him well. Ho docs not appear to
owo I11 111 much luvor.
"Otdor hint lo tho front."
The countryman hud not a vory pro
possessing countonanco. Thero was 1
bold surliness nnd cruel expiession of
font tiros extremely displeasing.
"What is your nnnieV" said Col. llar
eouit in Ins quick military manner.
"Do you know Peter Van Dyke?"
"Is this his dwelling?"
'Ves thoiit-h sinco his mother's death
and his sister's getting niurt icd.it is lutrtl
to say whum ho keeps himself.'
"Duos ho not hear thu niiuio nf boingn
gient lebel, and dangerous until to those
who luvor tho king in this neighbor
hood?" "Yes, fro 1 1 1 tho Passaic to tho Ilackcn-
sack, nnil thiity miles around. If I'd bad
my way, ho d been hung long ngo, anil
his boii"-o bin ned over bis bend. Ho is
tin) lender of every loliel unlit: from the
ainiy, and points out tho honest farmers'
hollies who stniiil by their king, whoso
nuns limy plunder, and carry away tlioir
giain and cattlu."
" by yon tell a bitter talo about linn
lias ho over injuied you?"
"Iniuied iiui? lluanil a parcel of rob-
Inns, Itko hiiiiM'lf, caiitu one ni'teinoon to
Inn 11 my house nnd hung 1110 bel'otu the
door, which thoy would have done, but
for tho ni rival of n number of fiiendly
neighbors, well mined, when thoy went
oil" in doiibln quick time."
"Does ho not ven turn into New York
sometimes in disguise?" inquiicd tho col
onel. "1 have henid so. Ho was slippery
from a hoy up, 11 ml cnu disguise himself
any way. lie's a precious sunup, and
you'll do a favor to this putt of Jersey if
you hang hint us soon as you cntch him,"
This conversation had been held near a
stono wall, on tho other side of which was
an old giu den ; but tho tumbles of the
limes had loft uncultivated, and (ho goos
bei ty and currant hushes had giown up
1 mile and iiutiiuimed, and tho briars
htietchod over I ho walls, covering tho
ground I'll 1 m sight.
Under this cover, nnd within ten feet
of tho colonel and Clnasen, lay oroiichoil
the very man they wmo talking of. Ho
had binely time to escapu from tho house
and conceal himself upon tho approach of
horsemen, whom ho did not then suspect
to bo within ten miles nf him.
Twice or tin ice, on heating tho hnso
lies of Clausen, ho was on the point of
raising and confronting In in ; but a little
telloction was left, anil ho thought that
was not tho ocension to plnco his lifo in
jeopardy, which ho certainly would do,
since tho pnrty of troops had oomo out
expressly to tnko him.
'IJo you know with any certainty,
Claanou, how long sinco Van Dyko lias
been in tho neighborhood?"
"1 heard that ho was scan last night
two miles fiomtlns, in a by-path througl
tho woods, coming iu tho diioction of
"That is tho information I rocoived, and
I am tlolorminud to capturo him, sooner
or lator. If you can point nut his mIioio
abouts, ornnost him yourself, you (.hall
hnvn a rawntil of liltv crinncas.
- - j o 4.
Clnasen was as avaricious and .fond
money as ho was wicked. Fifty guinoas
was a largo sum, indeed, paiticulaily
thoso days, when lo1iI was rarely seen.
"1 will catch him, colonel, bofoioheis
thms days older. I know ono of his
"Why not lead 111 thero then?"
"It would ho of nonso this timo of day
Resides ha may not ho thoio for a day or
two, and 1 shall havo to bo cautious in
looking out for him."
" Woll, socuio him, and tho fifty guin
eas shall bo yoms."
Sovoral of tho soldiers now camo from
tho hoiiRO, and statod that they had search
od the hotiso from ton to bottom, but
could find no ono, although from appear
ance somo norson had boon thero rocontly
The colonel, followed byClaason, passod
on 10 mo iioitso, while tho tugitiva lay
quietly in his concoalmont.
It va a plain franio houso, of middling
size, built partly of Btono, iu tho old Dutch
styla.and very comfortable within. Thero
was hut littlo furultnro fow tablos,
chain and cooking utentiU. Tho better
part, Clnasen said, had been taken away
on ths occasion of Van Dyke's sister's
tnariiago, a year bcloio as her part
"Hero is a great coat, sir," said one of
tho soldiers, "that we found on tho floor
of tho kitchen, near tho back door. It
must have been dropped in a lnnry.
"Feel if thero nro any papers in tho
pockets," said Col. Hareourt.
"Yes, sir, hero is a buudlo of 'em."
Tho colonel took tho package, looked
at tho superscription, broke tho seal, and
going lo the window, commenced leading
them to himself, with a countenance- of
"So, so heio is a list of our troops,
and their numbers in ond around tho city
"At Powle's Hook, thrco hundred and
fifty." "At Elizahcthtown nnd Nowark,
ono thousand " General Clinton leaves
for Charlseton, with fivo thousand,"
Why, these documents nro indeed of im
portance. Who can play tho spy so
thoroughly in our camp? This Van
Dyko is a most dangerous character to bo
abroad. "Men," bo said aloud, "and
you Olaasen, f-carch ovory hole, and tco if
any nioro papers can bo found.
Nothing could givo Claasen greater do
light than this order. Curiosity and oth
lensonshad long urged him to enter tho
house during Van Dykes absence, fortius
very purpose; but tho dtead that Van
Dyko might return while he was thus en
gaged, had heretofoio prevented him tni-
dnrtakintc it. Ho was now armed with
proper authority and protected.
What ho found or discovered ho did
not teport to Col. Hareourt, but nmilo tho
sanio lcplyastho soldiers, that nothing
111010 of importance could bo found.
"Very woll; wo will now lcavo tho
place and return to quartors at Powlo's
Hook, lloilgeson, place Roino dry wood
in tho middlo of this room, and when 1
givo tho word, apply tho match."
"What! avo you going to burn tho
'Willows' colonel?' said Clnasen, his face
gleatring with satisfaction.
"Yes, I will burn down tho nest of this
rebel enrion bird. It is well ho is not
within my reach ho should swing for
it. Ono such fellow, with his seciet spy
ing and finding out, is of 111010 injury to
us than n tegiineiit of lcbels in iw open
liittlo did tho llritish commander im
agino that tho young irinn was then al
most within tho sound of his voice.
"To horses, men, nil except Hodgson.'
Hy this time, with Clausen the colonel
had approached within tho hearing of
Van Dyke, where ho halted with his
"Now, Hodgson, npply tho match,
mount and full in."
It was with anguish Van Dyko heard
this order ftoin his hiding place. The
"Willows," ns the faun house was call
oil, had been tbob'n til plnco ofhi nittos
tois, as it was his own. and theio ho had
passed all his life, lint what could ho do?
Ptesently a thick black smoko arose
and burst from each door and window.
This was followed by a brilliant llatne
that shot far into tho sky nnd tho crack
ling of tho well seasoned timbers, dry
with a ccntuiy of preparation, could be
heard at n gieat instance.
"There will bo onoieliel shelter less to
niirht. It is a pily they weio nut all
hurneil down; then tho king would have
111010 fiiends ibis side of tho water. These
icbels nro like dogs, 11 good whipping
inakn them hotter nutuicd. The house
nearly consumed, for tho embers nro be
ginning tolly beforo tho evening hieczc.
Ity files, to tho right fnce, tiotl" and thu
hoi semen whcoled into tho road.
"Fifty guineas you say, colonel, ifl
tako Van Dyke?" asked Claasou again.
"Yes, fifty guineas.
"Thou 1 will loavo you hero, and keep
a watch around. ' Iloiuay return hero lie
Into a great while. WI1010 shall you
"At tho Oaks," fivo miles off, and stop
for nu hour or two for tho fnrago iinity.
If anything should occur within that time
you know whoio to find 1110." Tho offi
cer nnd troop rodo away.
Claasen lingered around and gradually
approached tho huilding, which was with
this exception of tho brick wails, a heap
"So John Clausen, you havo glutted
your voiigeaiico upon mo, and this is your
work, viper wiotchl
Clnasen tinned and behold within six
feet of him Van Dyko, leaning on a inns
kot. "No, no, Peter," ho muttered, trem
bling as hospoke, "It was tho lbitish of
ficer. You know I wouldn't injure you."
"Spcnk not another word, liar, or
shall forgot myself, nnd blow jour btains
out. I heard all. You nro to hnvo fifty
guineas for appiohontling me. I nut ev
erything that is bad. I camo to burn
your house down, hut fled when your
friends approached! Wretch, 1 saved
your dwolling and your worthless carcass,
and these iiiius aio my toward."
"Peter, dear Poter.
"Scoundiol, tlo not apply that word
"tloar" to 1110. It sounds worse than
hiss of a stinku. Listen, John Claasou,
tho chiof icason of your nnimosity to
is because Kato Wessels pioforred my
hand to yours. Thank God! she and
fathor aro both snfo from your persecution
for they aio now within tho Ameticsn
linos. Now, hear 1110; I sparo you this
lime, for you aro iinnnncd; hut when
next We meet, ho it in town or villago,
foiost or road, wedding or funeral, it
your lifo or mine. Go!"
Claasen waited for no socond bidding,
hut disappeaiod in tho diioction taken
tho soldiors in double quick time, his hair
standing on end for, likoall othor rogues
ho was as cowardly as ho was bad.
Van Dyko paused a moment, and thus
pondered in his own mind ' llmt seotin
drcl will bring somo of those horsomen
back, for ho will imagine that I may lin
cor two or threo hours around this
place. Yes, yes, I will oftor somo twen
ty of our lads and proparo an ambush
thorn. Fifty guineas will draw Claasen
auywhero, coward that ho is especially
when uaclsod by tho rod coats."
It was not long boloro van uyko
turned with his party, whom he gathered
by a signal and as night had fallen, they
took their station amid tho willows by tho
banks of tho brook whoro they could ro
main unperccived. For tho spaco of an
hour all was still, when the distant tramp
of horses was heard on tho road.
"Hero they come," said Van Dyko.
"Each choose his man, hut lcavo Claasen
to 1110; you will know him by tho cap ho
wears. 1 will givo tho word when to
Ina shoit timo the party of horsemen
rodo up by the Willows, nnd truo enough
thoy weio red-coats, headed by a lieuteu
nut, with Clnaton.
"Firel" shouted Van Dyko.
So sudden nnd deadly was tho aim,
that not more than half a dozon remained
in their saddles, nnd they wheeled and
their horses fled ns quick ns possible.
Van Dyko had intentionally aimed at thu
hnrso of Clnasen, and ho fell witli his rider
To secure Claasen was tho woikof a mo
ment. 'iNow, lnds, bring out tho ropo nnd
throw it over thnt willow brniich. Wo
hnvo alarmed tho enemy and they will bu
down upon us."
"Mercy! mercy I" cried Clnasen.
All in vain. Tho nooso was slipped
over liis head, they strung him up, and
thero ho was left a corpso. Tho burning
of tho "Willows" had been avenged.
Stephen A. Douglas.
Ho 111 lulu his first political speech in
vindica.ion of the Hank policy of General
llo made his first political canvass in
advocacy of Democracy iu triumph
throughout tho contest.
Ho was nctively engaged in tho great
political struggle thnt cngngod tho atten
tion of tho country from 18U5 to 1840,
always manfully defending tho principles
of that great pally to which ho lias over
Ilo madohis first speech in Congress, n
speech which gave him a national repu
tation, in vindication of Geneial Jackson
for declining martini law in New Orleans.
For this speech ho leceived thu dying
thanks of tho Hero of tho Heimitngc.
llo battled throughout tho contest of
1814 for the election of Juntos K. Polk.
lie visited Tennessee during tho gieat
contest, and mndo speeches in various
portions of tho Stato, nobly bearing the
banner of tho Democracy, which had
Polk and Dallas emblazoned upon its
Ho was in favor of tho annexation of
Texas. , J&1
He was in favor of the Democratiiyi'nilir
Ho was tho first (Northern man upon tho
flour of Congress who donouii&u the
In tho gieat crisis of 1850, ho stood
with Clny, Cass and Webster, advocating
thu compromise mensuros of thnt year.
In 185SJ ho mado an arduous canvass
for Pierce and King.
In ISfst ho lepoited and supported tho
Kansas bill, a measure which iccuived thu
support of uvuiy Southern Senator, ex
cept Hull and Houston.
Iu 185li ho inndu speeches in various
portions of tho Union in udvoency of tho
election of J nines littclinnnu.
In 1858 ho opposed thu admission of
Kansas under tho Leeoinptun Constitu
tion, because ho know it was not tho will
of the peoplo of Kansas to bo admitted
under that constitution. In this position
ho was sustained by tho people of Kan
sas, by n voto of 8 to 1.
In 1858 ho niadu one of tho most mem
orable canvasses that illustrated tho his
tory of tho countiy. Having as his
competitor Abraham Lincoln, tho piosont
Hack Republican candidate for thu Pies
idency, ho met thu issues of tho lllack
Ilupulilican champion with boldness that
gained for him tho admiration oven of
Ins political opponents. On every stump
in Illinois, dining tho gieat contest, he
ib'lionnced tho tii'itsmuilile doctrines ol
the lllack Itepiibliruu pinly nud carried
the baiiinir of 1 1 it Constitution in triumph
through (ins sttuggie. lliu result was
that hu was returned to tins Senate, over
thu combined opposition of tho Dlack Re
publicans and Federal Administration.
Ho stands now where hu has stood for
tho last ten yearn, thu unfaltering ndvo
cato of thu great doctrine of non-intervention
a doctrine which at ono timo io-
t'oivod tho almost unanimous approbation
ol tho (Southern Ucmoeiucy.
Ilo stands to-day, admitted by foos as
well as fiiends, to bo tho greatost states
man in America.
Horn n Democrat, reared a Democrat,
ho has lived a Democmt, battling for a
period of twimty-fivo ears lor tho sue
cess of his principles.
When thoso who nif now his bitteicst
opponents weio raugod under tho banner
of a hostile unity, ho slood undaunted by
the standard of Douiofiacy, unwaveiing
in his fidelity to those great fundamental
piiticiplos that leceived thu sanction of a
ilellerson, a Jackson, nnd a Polk.
Sptinging from tho bosom ol tho yioo
plo and having to overcome tho adverse
circuintaurns of lifo, ho is still the noblo
champion of tho poopju's rights, stand
ing 1 0 1 tli as tho vindicator of their canso.
With a mind of gigjntio proportions;
with a will and determination nikcu to
Jackson; with an integrity that is unbend
ing; with nn indopendiinco that dares to
do what is tight, by whomsoever oppos
ed, he is emphatically1 the mini for tho
times, tho 0110 who shoijld bo tho standard
beaior of tho gieat parly to which ho has
over bolonged. 1
Much excitement ei-t in Canada in
relation lo tho courstf pursued by Mr.
Matthows, a magistrate at Biautford, to
wards a fugitive slave from Missotui,
named Diggs. It ajipeuis that while
Diggs was oscaping hoikillod a man who
was pursuing him, m1 tho Canadians
claim that it is cloarlylno murder to kill
a man who is trvincrlto reduce one to
In ml ngo. Tho niagisti
ate rule, howover,
11 Missouri where
that as it was murder
it occurred, ho must acj according to that
law, nnd he, thorcforo, toinmittcd tho ne
gro, to ho delivered 11 jj under tho extra
dition law. Tho pcojdo of Brantford
aro very much inconsea and an appeal is
to be taken
Stephen A. Douglas. From the N. O. Delta.
Death of Gen. Walker.
Several false leports havo been pub
lished iopectiug the circunistonces of
Gen. Walker's execution, at Titixillo,
wo have a melancholy satisfaction in bo
ing enabled, from tho statement of nu
cyu wituoss, I J givo nn authentic and re
liable nntrntivo of the transaction.
Mr. William S. Elton, an intelligent
young man, a native of Philadelphia, who
has been far somo timo in tho employ of
the Panama Railroad company, as an en
gineer, happened to bo iu Truxillo when
Gen, Walker and his command woro
biought back to that place, nnd was an
attcntivo observer of nil that occiurod.
Mr. Elton cntuo over from Truxillo in a
schooner to Charleston, and thenco pro
ceeded to Mobile, with letters from Colo
nel Itudlcr to Mr. Julius IIcsso, of that
Mr. Ellon wns n friend of Gen. Walk
er, and sympathized in hiw cause, but
was not of his party. He witnessed tho
execution of tho General, of which ho
gives in substauco this description:
At the goto of tho foit, tho General
having been led from his cell, was reliev
ed of tho heavy irons lie had borno ever
sinco his stineniler. Ho had on tho clothes
which ho had worn through tho expedi
tion. A force of two hundred men, with fix
ed bayonets, leceived him nt tho fort.
llo was placed between two priests, with
lighted caudles, and tho troops forming
in column, tho melancholy cortege pro
ceeded to tho plnco appointed for the
tingicnl deetl. Tho General's carriage
was eicct and resolute, his expression
calm and even smiling, and hiu whole
air that of a man of earnest devotion and
conscious icctitude. Tho consolations!
of religion, which was whispered to him
by thu priests who ncconipanied him, on
his last march, were received and lespond
ed to hy him with fervid piety and Clitis
tian hopefulness. These 1 espouses, wo
arcassuied by our informant, wero all
that proceeded ftoin him dining the
march from tho fort and tho scene of tho
execution. 1 hu military cortngo was lol
lowed hy a gieat crowd of pooplo, and a
number of tho snilors and marines of tho
IJiitisli ship Icaviis, wealing thoir side
aims. As tho procession passed 1110
streets, tho doors and windows woro all
filled with people, whoso countenances,
and now and then their language, indi
cated their viows and feelings in regard
to General Walker. Among tho natives
thej-u wns n general feeling of exultation
at tho downfall of tho "tcriiblcfilubustcr."
Tho Americans and many of tho for
eigners on the other haud, maniiested
their decided disgiibt for tho sacrifice of
so bravo and truo a mnn by tho half-breed
rubblo of this wretched apology for a
Stuto, which had to employ a British
man-of-war to capture an invading force
of seventy men. Even tho British ma
rines and sailors, though a reckless and
desperate set of rogues and ruffians, were
heartily ashamed of their share in tho cap
turo of Walker.
As tho procession marched by tho
prison whoio tho rest of Walkor's men
woro confined, tho doors and windows
woro completely closed. Arriving at an
old ruined barracks or fort, abont a
quarter of a inilo outsido of tho city, tho
troops wero formed into threo sides of n
squf.'M, and tho Goneral was led forward
and placed near an nnglo of tho wall.
Tho crowd of peoplo stood behind tho
lino of soldiors.
Tho priests who had accompanied the
General now held n brief coloquy with
him, received his confession, and admin
istered to him the last sad writes of the
Church, and retiied. A section of four
soldiers wero then ordoiod to their posts,
nnd taking their position within twenty
paces, the usual military commands woro
given, and tho soldiers took t
tho soldiers took deliberate
aim ai 11.ooo.1y o u.u pnatn .cn.,,
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not a lenimo 01 wnosoinco, not a uuiu 01
whoso body betiayed tho slightest etuo-'
tion of fear. The command "firu wns
given, tho volley discharged, nnd tho
General fell forward on his face.
Tho body lay quivering in tho agonies
ol death tho bullets of his oxecutionois
had passed through his head when thu
second section was ordeied to ndvanco
and fire another volloy, which only muti
lated tho body from which tho lifo was
fast obbing. Then a single soldier
marched up to tho body, and placed his
musket within a few inchos of the al
ready dead man, and fiiod, horribly da
facing his countenanco nnd blowing tho
bond noaily from the body.
Then tho troops woro forniod, nnd pro
reeded at a lively step, back to town,
leaving tho hody of Gen. Walker whoru
it had fallen. IIu-o it was takon chargo
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of by tho priest i ho had attended h.m to
tho place of execution, and by two A no-
rienn c.t.zons. whoso names are Co no! us
Hooper and Orlando G.avos. and af or
Doing uoceu.iy cou.uuu s ,, .
tho ceiemanios of the Catholic Church iu
outsido of town.
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t a word escaped Gen. a ,lkor. excep t
wlnsjic.cd responses to tl o s r tua
nsolat.on of ho priests. lhu . dory
at lioaiMrcKKOil tlio s mu'tntors n (snort
Mm-itiv flu mlm a tinin rf lllrt nvnimtinti
before , his execution, . eclarn g bis,
for his course, was fabricated
lavnna, w .ore n.s na m, .. .. . ,
he d 111 such terror. Ihuro is not a word
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of ti nth in tho stntumunt.
Gonoral Walker may have been a de
luded man. Ilo was oitainly an ontliu
siast, nnd having failod, will bo consider-
on a lunatic; ma n more
truthful and fearloss man novor looked.
death in tho faco.
Wo loam from Mr. Elton that after
the execution of Gon. Walker, Col. Rud:
!er was sent on a inulo into the interior,
to be imprisoned iu tho mines that ho
was greatly reduced nnd oxhansted, ond
his friends wore concerned less the cruel
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by his friends to effect his release.
A dun was ROtnowhat taken back
other day by tho coolness which tho
flalilne cairl nnll nn mn iitL TlinnlftV
my doar sir', exactly at ton o'clock, and
I'll tell you when to call ngaiu.
Freaks of a Maniac.
HE ESCAPES FROM A LUNATIC ASYLUM, MARRIES
RICH WIDOW. AND BUYS A BLOCK
About a year since a gentleman in the
inteiior of Wisconsin became insane and
was sent to tho Lunatic Asylum nt Madi
son in that Stato. He was a physician
by profession, and was a gentleman of
superior cultivation und of leinarkably
prepossessing appearance. Ho was about
thirty years old.
Some six weeks ago ho escaped fiom
tho asylum nnd went to Chicago. Thero
heencountoied an old friend, who loaned
him quito a sum of money, having no sus
picion of his insanity. With this money
ho supplied himself with new nud elegant
clothing, and started forLaporto, Indiana
a tlirilty villngo on tho lino of tho Michi
gan Southern Railroad. He lemniiied
there long enough to win tho affections of
a young and wealthy widow, and wns
married to her. During tho brief couit
ship ho exhibited no indications of lunacy
but shoitly after his marringo ho com
menced conducting himself in a manner
which stai tied and shocked his wife and
Among othor mad fancies ho believed
ho was a sheep, and insisted upon crawl
ing around upon his hands and feet, bleat
ing in the most absurd manner, llo
would then fancy himself n rattlesnake
and make frantic nttcmpts to bito the
meinbeis of his household. Tho unhap
py lady, at length worn out with watch
ing him nnd endeavoring to restore his
icason, made preparations to send him to
the Asylum at Indianapolis. But as is
ireqiiently the case, insanity had sharpen-
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ins wiiitiuiu no anion: escaped
0 next hear of him in Syracuse, N.
, where ho actually purchased .1 block
of buildings. Tho necessary papers were
mndo out, and ho was to call the next day
with the money. He was to pay an out
ragcos sum for the propel ty, and it is said
the pai ties with whom he mado the bar
gain chuckled vastly over the piopitious
winds that had blown them so profitable
and fresh a subject. Tho lunatic started
westward. At Buffalo hu baigained for
an immense amount of corn, to be deliv
eied in New York City, and then pro
ceeded to Cleveland. He arrived hero
last week, and endeavored to negotiate
for somo real cstalo on Kinsman street,
but ho talked so absurdly that tho parties
with whom ho had interviews refused to
tient u ith him.
Meanwhile hi" fiiends, and particularly
his wife in Wisconsin (lor his had n wifu
and two children in thnt State.) wero mak
ing ovory cffoitto ascertain his wheie
abouts. They traced him to Syracuse,
and from there to this city. His brother
ai rived here on Saturday morning last,
but found thnt the lunatic had left on tho
previous evening's train for tho West.
lie followed on Saturday morning. At
Toledo ho learnod that he had gone West
on tho Michigan Southern train, nnd lie
pcrsevoringly continued tho chac. At
Adrian ho found and captured him and
took him homo.
When not in his rabid fits few wo'tild
discover tho unforttinato man's tiuo con
dition. Ho would ninko verv absurd
propositions, and offer exhorbifant sums
of money lor propeity that hit his fancy,
but ho would do so in so candid and cap
tivating a manner ns to, iu most cases,
disarm suspicion. Cleveland riaindeul-er.
Listen to the Words of a Patriot.
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in(p thh JmrraM, ialirfer,
The following is an extinct from tho
farewell address of Andrew Jackson.
They aio words fitly spoken, nnd worthy
tho consideration of oveiy citizen at the
present timo. Read them, reflect on thorn,
and then ask yourselves whether they am
not tho words of wisdom and truth'
"The citizens of ovorv Stato should
studiously avoid every thing calculated to
woum, the Rensi,)iIit ; or omjnil ,
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they should frown upon any proceedings
within their own borders likely to disturb
thu tianquility of their political brethren
in other portions of tho Union. In n
country so extonsivo ns tho United States,
and with pursuits so varied, the internal
regulations of the sovoral States must fre
quently differ irom ono niiotber in impor
tant paitioulars: and this diiTerenco is un
avoidably increased by tho vnrying prin
ciples upon which tho Aniericnn colonic
wore originally planted; principles which
had taken a deop root in their sociol re
lations before tho Involution, nnd of ne
cessity, influencing their policy sinco they
bocamo free and indopoiulunt States. But
each Stato has tho unquestionable light
to regulate its own internal concerns nc-
corning to its own pleasure; ami while it
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(toes not intcilcro
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ntlfktilft nf nthnr Slnta. t. inct .-..lit,,, nniiii
their institutions, nmlnll menMires cnlcu-
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1 latod to disturb their rights of property.
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' uituurruuitiwt utter ercnv; uitu
4BfA rf thtmtelvet for a
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moment that they are laboring in the entire
of humanity, ond asserting the rights of
the human rare; hut every one, upon ober
refection, will nee that nothing but mischief
can come from their improper uasuult upon
the feeli tg and right of other.
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assured, that the wn Jourul busy in this
vork of discord are not teorthy of your
confidence, and deserve your strongest reprobation."
A couple of "yonng ladies" nt New
1 canal. No boat was at hand, so the
stoutest divested horsolf of shoes and hose,
' J taking the other on her hack, started
1 111 lu.ii 11. a nrcain. i lioj pruijitsaseu
smoothly until about midway, when the
nothor fair ono stepped into a hole, throw
ing her load over head, and immersing
' herself likewise, to the great atnusemont
What n mighty country, says Senator
Ciittcndou, wo have. Does tho sun shino
upon a pooplo that can sny, my country
is equal to the countiy of tho people of
tho United States of Atnciicn? No I
Providenco, in an exemplary munner, lias
taken caro you. 1 lis has cast your "lines
in pleasant places." llo has given you
tho chosen land of tho earth, and with
it he has given you tho choicest blessing
of a froo government. Theso nie all
your own. Thoy wore not thoy did not
come by accident; they did not come by
the easy nnd tho regulated descent which
the law gives to propriety. Not They
havo been "bought with a price." Liber
ty has been driven ftom tho world al
most every-whero there were Kings, and
Emperors, ond Princes without number,
and tho peoplo were their footstools.
Our peoplo, in n happy day, conceived tho
glorious thought of fieomen nnd liberty.
Wo determined to fight for it. After a
long and arduous beven yenis striigglo
you accomplished it. It was no easy ac
quisition blood and teats baptized it.
Rut, under the guidnnco of a happy Prov
idence, wo succeeded, and wo havo estab
lished for ourselves liberty. Wo formed
a government calculated to preserve that
liberty, and under that happy government
wo now live, witli a prospect as bright ns
is presented to tho gazo of mankind.
From a humble beginning from a coun
try ruined its houses burned and its
pooplo slaughtered, to n gieat extent by
the common enemy, by presevoranco and
by valor, wo interceded ; and of the two or
tin eo millions which ennio out successful
from that war, has sprung up now what
we may call this mighty nation of thirty
millions of freemen men enjoying actu
al lihoity uiuior n government that op
presses no man.
Do you know a man that is oppressed?
We extend over a vast surface, yot over
that vast snifaee thero is spread n govern
ment whoso very instinct is liborty
there is no oppression anywhere in tho
lnnd There may bo had government,
their is but thero is nothing liko a tyran
nical, oppressivo government, uponn peo
plo. There is no tyrant to lay his hands
upon a freeman there is no mnn that
lias power against his will to enter tho
cabin of tho humblest citizen in this Com
monwealth, nor in this great nation.
You do not know how to compare your
condition with the condition of tho peo
plo of other countries. Wo enjoy tho
light nnd warmth of tho glorious sun,
vet wo hardly over look up to it wo
hardly over think of our obligation to it.
Tho God of nature gave it to us. "Wo
aro familiar with its blessings. Wo do
not think enough of it to bo thankful fo:
it. Well, as fieemen, unless wo turn our
minds to tho task, wo shall hardly think
where this liberty camo from. It comes
fiom tho glorious Union that hinds us to
gether, and from that glorious Constitu
tion which makes us freemen.
Wisdom of the Ancients.
A great talker is soldom a wisoman.
A wiso man speaks hut sparingly.
Abovo nil things, levercneo thyself.
It is betfer to bo poor than icrnornnt.
Quiet and leisure aro above ovorything.
Ono should not uudertako what ho
A man ought either to bo good, or to
Envy corrodes its possossors, as rusts
Avarico and vanity nro tho principal
elements of ull ovil.
Piaiso not tho tmwoithy on account of
A blush is tho complexion of virtuo.
In war, steel is better than gold; in lifo,
wisdom exceeds wealth.
Ono ought to remember kindness re
ceived, and forgot thoso ono lias-done.
All things should bo common botweon
friends; our friend is another self.
Procure not friends in hasto; nor, if
onco procured, in hasto abandon thorn.
Commit no secret to a friend, which,
if reported, will hiing you to infamy.
Novor praise a man for being liko a
woman; nor a woman for resembling a
A stranger, if just, is not only to bo
preferred beforo a countryman, but a
It is not only more honorable, but al
so moro delightful to givo than to receive
Learning is on ornamont to tho rich, a
refuge in advorsity, and tho best provis
ion against old ngo.
Onu part of knowledge consists in be
ing iguointit of such things ns aro not
worthy to bo known.
Learning touches youth tcmpernnco,
affords comfort to old ngo, gives riches to
tho poor, (?) and is an ornumcnt to tho
Pb.'ortv and riches nro tho names of
want and sufficiency; ho who wants any
thing out not bo called rich, and he who
wants nothing poor.
Such as have virtuo always in their
mouths, and neglect it in practice, are
like a harp, which emits a sound pleas
ing toothers, while itsolfis iuscnsiblo of
Wo should remain tranquil and easy
on tho death of our fiiends; botli bocausu
wo cannot tell whether it has happened
for tho bettor or tho worse, and because
sorrow will bo of no avail.
Men nro more mindful of wrongs than
of benefits, and it is but just that it seould
bo so; as ho who restores a doposit de
srrvos no commendation, but he who do
tains it, blame aud punishment.
Rcvr.nAi, London papers hove recently
published lending article against tho cus
tom of obliging' men servants to wear
livery. They declare that tho necessity
imposed on them is a degrading one, tho
demand a ridiculous ono, and othorwise
discuss the matter in a vein that would do
light the rankest republican. They may
give up the custom jn'jEpglMid'i but our
New York snobs will never yield it but
with life. "We notice in Pittsburgh that
a singlo attempt at quasi livery lias been
made. Tho follow is vory much laughod
at, and looks
as ha ought to do, very
much ashamod of himself.