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Us Fremont. November 24. 1849 36 - - -
ARRANTY. Mortgage, aad Quit Claim
Peed, for .ale t the . vvtr.Z.
: ' For the Freeman.
THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD.
' The lhades of nigbt had fallen oe'e . " -' -'
Our Country far and wide; .'
, Her busy bum was heard no more, . .
In city, woodland, or the tide.
Thus hashed in silence on her breast,
Her teeming millions lay,' , " ,
Forgetting in their balmy rest
The tiresome toil of day. .
. But aa the shades still deeper grew.
And silence more complete
The stilly night breeze a it Mew
To some could bring no sleep.
? Ah! there were anxious heart that night,
Around a bed of pain;
Watching for a spirits' flight.
To ne'er return again. .
" And who was he that lay so near
"- The portals of tl. grave? -.
Whs was he, for whom sorrow's tear
. Flowed free, but could not save?
Tee, 'twas he, ah! could it be
" A Nation's honest son . '
One whom a Nation great aud free
- . Had placed their greatest gift upon?
Twas true, his waa that bed of death,
. His that pulse, whose beating told,
That soon must cease hie breath,
' Soon must his heart be cold.
J 'Tie o'er, the last death struggles o'er, -'
. Then breaks the wailing sound
. Our Nation's father is no more.
The speeding lightning sends around.,
O, sad the sound, a Nation's tears.
Flow freely while they hear; .
" Each one in monrning, deep, appears
' ': None deemed his end so near. '
j. But, submissive must we be,
,- While mourning o'er our loss;
Twas by his God's most stern decree
! " He went away from us. , ...
And he was willing hence to go ;
- His last words full attest,
" ' " I am prepared,'' he whispered lo w," . ' ' -
. And gently sank 4o rest. . '
Fremont, July 13, 1850. . . . . . B. D.
In old Miser. . . '
In the upper part of Boston, on what , is
called "the neck," there lived some years ago
a wealthy old man, woo resorted 10 sunury
curious methods to live wituout cost to mm-
self.; His bouse one of the handsomest man
sions in the 'South End,' in its day stood uo
the road over which the gardeners, m times
past, used to go to market, with their load of
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vegetables,' two nays ot eacn -weeit. uiq
Gripes would be up belore day; ana on uie
look out for these wagons. . ,
"Hallo ! what have you got there ?" says the
master to the countrymen.
Well, daddy, a little all sorts; potatoes,
cappage, turnips, parsnips and so on : Won't
you look av emr-. r; -m , ; r . ..
At this, tne old miser would begin to turn
ble over the vegetables, pocket a potato, an
onion, turnip, or ... .
-"Ah, yes they . are good enough, but we
poor creatures can't afford prices as you ask ;
no we must wait until they come down,'
the old miser would sneak into his house with
his stolen vegetables, and the farmer would
drive on. Then back would come the miser
and lay in ambush for another load, and' thus
m Uie course ot a tew hours, tie would raise
enough vegetables to give his household
dinner. i Another ''dodae" of this artful old
dodger, was to take all the coppers be ; got.
abd a poor creature like him handled a great
many! and then sro abroad among the stores
and give 6 for a fourpences, get a quarter of a
dollar for them, and thus in crettine a dollar
he made four per cent, by several hours' dis
gusting meanness and labor. -
cut one day, the old miser ran foul ot
snag. A. market man bad watched mm lor
some time purloining his vegetables, and on
the first of the year sent a bill of several dol
lars, for turnips, potatoes parsnips, &c The
miser ot course refused to pay the bill, deny
ing ever having had - "the goods.". But . the
countrymen called in propria persona, refresh
ed his memory, and added, that if the bill
iras not looted on sight that he should prose
cute him for stealing! This made the old
miser shake in in his boots.blustered for awhile
then reasoned the case ; then plead poverty
fec. But the purveyor in vegetables was not
the mad to be cabbaged in that way, and the
old miser called him into bis sitting room, and
ordered his son a wild young scamp, to go up
stairs and see if he could not find five dollars
in any of the drawers or boxes up there. The
yonnp man finally called out "Dad, which
bag shall I take it out of the gold or silver T"
"Odd zounds P the boy wants to let on that
I ve got a bag of gold and silver" '
- And so he had, many thousands of dollars
in good gold and stiver, be hobbled up stairs,
got nine bait dollars, and tried to get on buy
cents less than the bill, but the man was stub
born as mule, and would not abate a farthing
so the old miser had to hobble up stairs and
fetch down his fifty cents more, and the
whole opperation was like squeezing bear'i
grease from a pig's tail, or jerking out eye
teeth. . . -
. The miser never way laid the market-man
again, aud not long after this, he got a spun
ous dollar put upon him in one of his 'exchang
mg" opperations, and that wound up his penny
shaving. ' J - . , .
Time passed death called ' upon . the
wretched man of ingots and money bags but
while power remained to forbid it,tne old miser
retuSed to have a physician, w nen ms menu:
drew the misers pantaloons trom under n:
pillow, where he had always insisted on their
remaining during his sleeping hours, and his
last illness but as one of the attendants slowly
removed the garments, the poor old man with
a conclusive effort cralvanic-like grasp threw
out bis bony, cold hand, and siezed bis old pan
The miser clutched them with cyin
grasp T words" straggled in his throat; he
miiH nnt Titter them : his law fell he was
MnMv enriositv was manifested by the
friends and relatives to know what could have
caused the poor oldmaa to cling to his time
worn pantaloons,.but the mystery was soon
revealed for upon examination of the linings
of the waistband watchfob, over $30,000 in
banknotes were there concealed 1 -The
Lord's pardon . and human sympathy
be whh all , such misguided and wretched
slaves of money, say we. ....
f&" Don't climb too high list you falL
the Lost Maiden.
BY Q. II. CHAPMAN....- .
The last rays of a descending sun Wet-e
resting upon the tree-tops which lined the
banks of Mackinaw river, as two individuals
issued forth from a thick copse of brushwood
near the stream, and gazed cautiously around
them. Over the shoulders of each was thrown
a hunting pouch, and a heavy rifle was car
ried itt the right hand of bothwhile the shaft
of a Urge hunting knife protruded from their
sheaths which stuck in the leathern belt of
the hunters. . A shade of care and anxiety was
seated upon their brows, and as they carefully
scanned the ground along the river bank.it was
evident that they were in search of some sign
or mark which they expected to find impress
ed in the earth. Nor were . they r mistaken;
for as one of them approached the spot where
the long dried grass had been partialfy torn
away, and the damp ground was bare of her-
alow exclamation . burst from his lips.
which instantly brought hia companion to his
side. :'-'- .
See here, Carlo, L have discovered the im
print of her footsteps, and besides it are the
tracks of a warrior. 1 know tne Tea aevus
had been engaged in the plot, nnd did not be
lieve the idle tale of her being lost or torn to
pieces by the wolves. But the dogs shall rue
it,' and a dark cloud gathered upon his brow.
His comrade bent over the spot, and beheld
imbedded in the soft loam, the light and del
icate outlines of a female footstep, almost ob-
terated by the huge moccasined beel ot an In
ian warrior. A bitter scowl passed over his
features, as he clinched his teeth together and
slowly raised himself to an upright position, at
the same time exclaiming:
This can account for her long abscence nnd
tells the reason too plainly, why we could dis
cover no traces of her whereabouts, Walter.
Hughs the half-breed, is at the bottom of this
plot' ' "
1 know it,' replied nis comraae, -mrrsiing
for revensre ever since his final rejection by
my sister, he has taken this means of accom
plishing his diabolical purpose, and nas oorne
her away to the bosom of the Illinois. But
he shall repent it he shall learn that Edith
Elwood has a brothers arm to protect, ner
from dancer, or revenge any insult he shall
dare to offer to her;' and the young hunter
swung his riflle hastily to. his shoulder. ' ;
And he shall learn, too, that tjario union
has an arm to strike in the cause of a friend,
and a spirit that shrinks from no danger, -when
honor and manhood call upon him to put tnem
in reausition. Lead on. W alter, , ana. come
what will. 1 am with you wine lasi.-
Thank you, Carlo, though they but feebly
express my gratitude for your kind offer.
Perhaps Edith may yet live to reward you
Did she ever tell you aught, that you
should draw such a conclusion suddenly ex
claimed Dillon, his voice slightly trembling as
he spoke.'. - -
Carlo she has, and if we can rescue her
from the hands of this half-breed devil, her
own lips will tell you what I am imcompotent
'Enough. Walter I have hoped, but have
been doubtful. Now I will prove my love by
aavinir her from the power of Hughs. Let us
on.' . .
Throwiner their rifles over their shoulders,
the two friends took the trail they had discov
ered, and. soon disappeared down the river.
"Mornine broke bright . and beautiful in the
east, and the glorious sun sent down his cheer
ing rays upon the earth, rousing everything to
life and action. 'In the village of Wa-con-ne-
go, the chief of the Illinois, a large and daring
band of warriors baa assemoiea, ana were pre
paring for an excursion against a neighboring
tribe. . At the date of our sketch, that portion
of Illinois State bordering on the Mackinaw riv
er, was but soarsly settled with white inhab
itants, yet the chief of the IUnois was on the
most friendly terms with the few who had set
tled within its jurisdiction. What had united
the bond still closer than it. otherwise would
have been, was this: Wa-con-ne-go's son
had been taken prisoner by a band of potawat
omias. the hated enemy of his tribe, and con
demned to death. He was bound to the stake,
and the fire already lighted around him, when
a small party of white men, led on by Walter
Elwood, came across them, and with that gen
erous instinct which always characterized the
pioneers of the west, they resolved to rescue
the young chieftain from his impending fate.
They, therefore, rushed upon the party, and
alter a short Dut.Xiecisire struggle, rouieu me
Potawatemies, and rescued the son of Wa-con-
ne-tro from his doom.- From .that time the
whites and Illinois were upon the closest
terms of intimacy ; and such was the position
of affars, when the scene we are about to
bring before the reader occured. '
In the centre of the village was collected
the warriors of the tribe, who had formed a
circle and inside that circle stood a tall, savage
looking half-breed, holding by the band a pale,
yet beautiful white maiden, -whose delecate
features' and snowy - complexion formed a
strange contrast beside the swarthy counten
ance of the red men around her. ; Wa-con-
he-go stood a few feet distant, and just behind
him appeared Hawk Bill, his son, and one or
two other noted warriors of his tribe.
'How came the pale maiden to be wandering
so far from the wigwam of ber father?' de
manded the chief, as be bxea bis eyes upon
Leaping Panther seeks her for a wife she
is to remain in his wigwam, was the reply.
Is there no warrior in her own tribe - who
loves the pale maiden, that she seeks a red
man for her husband 7' again asuea me cniei.
None she chooses an Indian,' said the
: 'Tis false he speaks with a forked tongue
great chief, suddenly exclaimed Edith, ad
dressing Wa-cbn-ne-go. , 'He stole me from
my home, and would force me to live in his
wigwam. '. I love a white warrior, and will not
hp.cnme the bride of an Indian.'
'Ugh !' exclaimed the chief, with a shrug of
the shoulders, 'the Leaping Panther then has
deceived Wa-con-ne-go. He speaks with a
forked tonsue in regard to the . pals maiden.
From whose wigwam was the . white - woman
From that of Hawk Bill's preserver; the
wh-ii, warrior. Thunder Bolt,' fearlessly an
swered Edith; for that was the appellation
the savages had bestowed ripen her brother.
i Hs the - Leaping Panthsr vioisted our
friendship for the pale faced hunter, by luva
r1inr the wurwam of Thunder Bolt, and bear-
in a of his sister?' demanded the chieftain
upon the half-breed, , 'Is the life of Hawk
lien of no value to his tribe, that our hand
must do his "preserver an injury? The Indi
an never forgives an enemy, nor violated the
sacred tie of friendship. Thunder Bolt is my
brother let Leaping Panther bear back the
maiden to her, brother's wigwam.' Wa-con-ne-go
has spoken,' and the Indian fixed his
gaze upon Hughs. ;
' The half-breed gazed 'with "a bitter smile
around him, nnd then his eyes rested in gloat
ing admiration upon the pale countenance of
the fair being at his side, while a dark diaboli
cal plan was formed, on the instant in his
mind. . ".. . ' ' . j
'Leaping Panther thinks the words of Wa-
con-ne-go good,- and will follow his advice.
The pale maiden shall be restored to her home,
before yon sun sinks beneath the horizon,' be
said, addressing the chief. . - ,
'My brother speaks with a double tongue
and we cannot trust the white woman in his
charge. Let the Hawk Bill bear home the
Thunder Bolt's sister,' replied Wa-con-ne-go.
Is the Leaping Panther a coward, with the
heart of a woman, that he cannot tread the
war path alone. He bore the maiden away,
and he alone shall bear the maiden back,' and
Hughs raised himself up, and gazed haughti
ly around him. ' . - -'
A fierce and sudden exclamation burst from
twenty warriors, as this audacity fell from the
lips of Hughs, and Hawk Bill sprang lightly
forward, and planted himself beside Edith.
Come, white woman, 1 will take you DacK
to the wigwam of my pale brother in safety,'
and he held out his hand to Edith, but the
half breed dashed it aside with a bitter blow,
and catching the maiden in his arms, with one
fierce leap he burst through the circle of war
riors around him and bounded hastily onward
for the forest, which loomed up some hundred
For an instant the Indians stood spell bound
by the boldness of the movement, and then
commenced a rapid pursuit, and both the dar
ing half-breed and pursuers, were soon buri
ed in the gloom of the forest
'Hist Walter. I hear a woman's scream,'
exclaimed Carlo Dilon, as he and Walter
Elwood paused before a deep ravine, in the
depths of a thick wood, 'and, my heavens 1 it is
the voice of Edith or I am fearfully deceived.'
'Which way where?' eagerly, demanded
Walter, as he strained his powers of hearing
to catch the sound. . ' v- ,-
'Here it is again listen, and with breath
less silence the two hunters stood in an atti
tude of intense suspense, as a prolonged
shriek of agony echoed forth from the depths
of the ravine, and went swelling away tnrougn
the surroundincr forest - . - - " . ;
It ts the voice of my sister, Larlo it you
... . i -,, i
are a man, tollow me now ;- ana wuu a leap
that carried him twenty feet down the hill
side, waiter dashed forward in the direction 'of
the sound. By his side strode Carlo Uiion
bis manly leaturesconvuisea wuu lnaignBuon,
and his countenance slisrhtly - pale while his
rioht arm swum? aloft his lonp; rifle like a
feather in the air, and his fingersclinched with
a convulsive grasp around it. - '
. On. on. crushinar through brushwood, and
dashing aside limbs which impeded their pro
trress. and that brother and that lover the
one to avense a sister, and rescue her from the
hands of a villian the other to strike down a
cursed rival, and win a bride by deeds of dar
inc and valor. . . . - i
. In yon opening, just where the gorge issues
out into the river bottom, the hazy twilight re
veals, two struggling forms the one a man,
and the other a woman, l ne aemon nas
wound his fingers in the long tangles of her
beautiful auburn hair, and is endeavoring to
drag her to the earth, while she resists his
base attempts with fearful efforts, and makes
the surrounding country ring wim ner ones lor
aid. ' " '": - - ';
'Down irirl. thv soreaming is useless the
wild woods but mock thy paltry pleadings,'
and he wrenched with startling energy her
'Oh, if you have the heart of a man, take
pity upon my helplessness; spare, oh, spare
me this shame and disgrace.'.- , -
'Beseech me not vou once scorned my ad
vances. and made my heart a hell to laugh
over my agony. You had your turn then
now is mine.' and his voice : was hoarse with
excitement and rase. ' .
'Can such an act of iniustice as this be per
mittedis there none to interfere and take
the part of a helpless maiden ? exclaimed'Ed-
ith. in wild and frenzied tones of .madness, as
she strove to free herself from the- grasp of
the half-breed. . . -
'Demon,' rang a voice of thunder out upon
the air, and a crash was heard of sticks break
ing beneath a strong man's tread, and foith
trom me ravine, nia uruw
furv. his eyes flashing forth gleams of scorch
ino- fire, and his iron frame strung to sinewy
evertinn. came the towerinsi form of Carlo
A dozen rapid strides brought him to the
side of Hughs, who bad loosened Edith and
drawn his hatchet and for a full moment the
two strone men stood gazing into each other'i
eves, while the clinching hand, the quivering
lip and heaving bosom aione ioiu ui mo imhui
Commotion, Ol meir ueauiy iiBrc iu,a
core towards each other.
f :nwflrrl. thv doom is sealed sro tro un-
nrenflred. to meet that God whose sacred laws
thou hast tranled under foot and sink down
to the deepest part ot mat nea you so ncniy
merit' - The words were hissed forth between
his clinched teeth, and the next instant they
were engaged in deadly combat.
Why need we be tedious. Hughs fell, and
died, and Edith Elwood became the happy
bride of Carlo Dulon - .
Bntton Holes on Doth Sides.
A gentleman in Charleston who entertain
erl a cood deal of com Dan v at dinner, had i
o , .
blackv as an attendant who was a native of
of Africa, and never could be taught to ban
things invariably to the left hand of the guests
at the table. At length his master thought
of an infallible expedient to direct him, and as
the coats were then worn in Uhaneston, single
breasted, in the present Quaker fashion, he
told him always to hand to the button noie
side. Unfortunately, however, for the poor
fellow, on the day after he had received his
ingenious lesson, there were among the quest
at dinner, a foreign gentleman with a double
breasted coat, and was for a time completely
at a aland. . He had looked first at one side
nf the, rantleman's coat then at the other, an
finally, quite confounded at the outlandish
nf the stranger's garment be cast a
despairing look at his master, ana exclaiming
lOUd Voice, PUMOU un yu ,uli?
.... 1. . .1. n..tlAmnn',
handed the plato righ t oyer .e gemiemau
;;Tiie Little Girl's Good 3lorning.
' - - . BY MARY IRVIKO. . - '
" Oh! I am so happy!" the little girl said,- .
As she sprang like a lark from her low trundle-bed;
"Tis morning, bright morning! good morning papa!
Oh! give me one kiss for good morning, mamma!
Only just look at my pretty Canary,'
Chirping his sweet "Geod morning to Meryl".
The sunshine is peeping straight into my eye-r
Good morning to you, Mr. Sun for you rise
Early, to wake up my birdie and me, - i' :
And make us happy as happy can be! '
Happy as you may be, my dear little girl! " ' '7
And lha mother stroked softly a clustering eurl '
"Hsppy can be but think of the One s
Who awakened Ihio morning both you and thesun !"
The little one turned her bright eyes with a nod
"Mamma, may I say then 'good morning' to God7"
" Yes, little darling one, surely you may
Kneel as you kneel every morning to pray!" '
Mary knelt solemuly down, with Her eye.. rV . :
Looking up earnestly into the skies; ....
And two little hands that were folded together,
Softly she laid on the lap of her mother. . i- r
Oood morning, dear r atlier in Heaven," .ne said;
I thank thee for watchin? mv snuer. little bed: -,
For taking good care of me all the dark nieht, ,
And Waking me up with the beautiful light! - '
Oh! keep me from naughtiness all the long day, -Blest
Jesus, who taueht little children to pray)" -
n an pel looked down in the sunshine and smiled.
But she saw not the aneel that beautiful child.
From the Touchstone. -SUICIDE
OF A SjLAVE. ; . "
"Just before the arrival of the mail boat, yester
ay, a colored rdan was discovered on board, under
rcumstances which induced the captain to believe
that he was a runaway slave. Upon questioning
m, the Captain became confirmed in his suspi
ions, and had him conveyed sciobs the river in the
yawl to Kentucky, to be lodged in jail until the
owner should be found. Before the-hands could
make fast the yawl to the Covington wharf, the ne
gro after declaring that he would die sooner than
return to hi. master, jumped from the stern of the
yawl and was drowned. All efforts to rescue him
proved unavailing. . ' " ; ' " ' : Cin. Com.
A dark-skinned wanderer crouched among
: The happy and the glad; - . . .
The lip all quiv'ring bore a prayer,
' And told a tale o'er sad.
Amid all the throng, to his God alone- -
Did ha breathe his heart's warm prayer; -Amid
all the glad, he found but one i
To hear that sad tale there. . , : . .
" I've worn the chain, my Master high,
For many a year and long; .
' And I've bowed me down te the very earth.
Under lash, and chain, and throng.
I've earned my bread by the sweat of my brow;
And borne taunt and malice foe Thee; . '
But my Fiher, can't the cup be passed?
Shall Thy child be never free?" , :
The boat was nearing a free state's shore, .
' The stranger breathed low in his fear, , -But
medly leaped that heart with hope! " '
O! life and liberty so near! . . "
Hold! On an iceberg sits horror enthroned,
Where hope so late held her swsy;
For again to his lash, and fjtter, and ask.
The scoundrel they hurry away ! "
But a slave may swear a etern resolve, ,
And nrondlv no me rev crave - .
For he shakes ths blood-hounds from their hold,
And plunges beneath the wave! -:
Bear the lifeless form gently, ye waves, .
- To-the grave his Maker shall find: .
And soul ! float up to Freedom's great realm !
Thou hast left thy fetters behind. 4
" The Betting Dandy. ..s. ",;'.-
A young gentleman with a medium sized
right brown mustache, and . a suit of clothes
such as fashionable tailors sometimes furnish
to customers "on accommodating terms,' that
n, on the insecure credit system came
into a hotel in Race street one afternoon, and
after calling for a glass of Maderia, turned to
the company and ottered to bet with any man
present that the Susquehannah. would. not be
successfully launched. This banter not being
taken up, ha proposed to wager rive dollars
that Dr. Webster would not be hung. Ibis
seemed to be a stamper too, for nobody ex
cepted the chance. The exquisite glanced
around contemtuously and remarked
1 want to make a bet ot some kind.
don't care a fig what it is. I'll bet any man
from a shilling's worth of cigars to five hundred
dollars. Now's your time, gentlemen; what
do you propose? ; "
Sipping a glass ot beer in one corner ot the
bar-room, sat a plain old gentleman who loot
ed as though he might be a Pennsylvania
farmer. He sat down his glass and address
ed the exquisite: ,
Well, Mister I'm not in the habit ol mak
ing bets but seeing you are anxious about it
I don t care if 1 gratny you. bo I'll bet you
a levy's worth of sixes that I can pour a quart
of molasses into your hat, and . turn it out a
solid lump of molasses candy in two minutes
bv the watch.' . . - . - j
Xronesaid the exquisite, taking i nis uai
and handing it to the farmer.
It was a real F lorence bat & splendid ar
ticle, that shone like black satin. The old gen
tleman took the hat and requested . the bar
keeper to send for a quart that of molasses
'the cheap sort at six cents a quart that's
the kind I use in this experiment said he,
handing over six coppers to the bar-keeper.
. The molasses was brought and the old farm
er, with a very grave and mysterious counten
ance, poured it into the dandy's hat while the
exquisite took out his watch to note toe time.
tiiving the hats two or three snaK.es who. oig-
nor Blitz like adroitness, the experimenter
placed it on the table, and stared into it as if
watching the wonueriui process oisoiiauicaiioa.
Time s up,' said the aanay. ,
The old farmer moved the hat -
Well. I do believe it ain't hardened,' said
he. in a tone expressive of disappointment
1 missed it somehow or otner mai ume, ana
I suppose I have lost the bet i Bar keeper.
let the gentleman have the segars twelve
sixes, mind, and charge 'em in tne bin.
'What of the segars,' roared the exquisite,
'you've spoiled my hat, that cost me nve aoi-
lars, and you must pay for it'
That wasn't in the bargain," rtmiaiy an
swered the old gentleman ; -but I'll let you
keep the molasses which is a little more than
we apreed tor. -
Having drained the tenacious fluid from his
beaver, as he best could, into a spit box the
man of mustaches rushed from the place his
furv not much abated by the sound of HI
aunnressed laucrhter which followed his exit
lie made his complains at wi puutc umvc, uu.
as it appeared that the experiment was tried
with his own consent, no damage could be re
az& The attention of a little girl being cal
led to a rosebush, on whose topmost stem, the
oldest rose was ding, but below and around
which three crimson cuds were just unfolding
their charms, she artlessly exclaimed to her
brother: "See, Willie, these little buds have
8i Beautiful idea. - ' - - i
. . .
From Uie Cleveland Herald.
Judge Johnston at Cleveland Hi
The Wbic nominee for Governor spent most
of last week in this city, visiting, with old
friends, forming new acquaintances, and min
gling freely with the people. Like the honest
old Patriot at the national helm, the better he
is known the better he is liked; and we venture
that no man in the State has the happy faculty
of making more friends, or faster friends,
whether in social life or on the political stump,
than William Johnston, of Yellow Creek.
Strong minded and sound minded well form
ed and well informed plain spoken and honest
spoKen he unites the roughness and kindness
of the early pioneer, with the urbanity and
world-wide philanthropy of the modern truly
good and useful citizen. Sprung from the
people, his thoughts, his sympathies, his aspi
rations are with the toiling masses. ' When
tbey know liim as his old friends know him
and he will, blessed with health, devote the
whole season to forming their acquaintance
the People will vote him. "." ' ' , .' 1;
Judge Johnston addressed his fellow citi
zens Saturday afternoon in this city, and made
a most favorable impression on all his hearers.
The address was well received by all political
parties. : It was able, frank and convincing
a speech which we wish could reach the ear
of every freeman in Ohio. On the vexed ques
tion of free and slave territory he had no con
cealments, no evasion ; and we take pleasure
in presenting; the public with a .correctly re
vised report of that portion of his able address.
On being introduced to the assembly," Judge
JonssTOM said: ' ,
I left home in feeble health, and having
made a pleasant tour among my old friends in
astern Ohio.came here a few days ago in bne
health, and better spirits. I visited the Queen
ity of the .North, as 1 used to visit my laay
love when I was young! without note of pre
paration, to see her en dishabille and learn her
domestic habits." Here l lound her in youthlul
lovelness, at her toilet with busy fingers re
pairing her beauty aud improving her charms ;
and shyly but proudly displaying her queenly
majesty in the Droao, clear ana Deauiui mir
ror of the lake. ' - ' - '
After a few days rest and recreation, an da
very pleasant visit to the hospitable mansion of
my old lriena Judge wood, on nocKy ruver,
1 come now to try whether x can launch my
slender barque in the troubled waters of the
North without breaking ber seal,
This is an experiment which in v.ew of the
exeat agitation on the question of slavery,
was advised "not to try. Whigs, democrats,
and Free Soilers, advised me not to try the
experiment '- If I had relied on rumor in the
South.I should have believed that all the beau
ful ereen meadows of the Keserve were ber-
bonian bogs ready to swallow me up that
your friendly doors thrown open to receive me
were underlaid with gins tor my ieet ana tnai
at every corner, I should meet somebody with
catechism in hand, reaay to involve me in
endless perplexity. "And even now,-while my
own heart is perfectly calm, I doubt not that
the hearts of thousands, of my friends at the
other end of the wire, are Buttering with anxi
etr for my fate.
When the iniured Menelaus challenged Pa
ris to single combat; and his gallant brother
shamed him into an acceptance of the chal
lenge; when this voluptuos young spark was
sinking beneath the indignant swora oi nis ad
versary, the goddess of Love descended in a
cloud and covering him with her mantle carried
him from the field and laid him softy in the
arms of the beautiful Helen. And I doubt
not now. that at the moment as I stand before
you, hundreds of weak hearted friends are
praying that a goddess of "Xoise and Confw
sion." who whilorae held her reign in this en
chanted city, and once snatched a favorite hero
from danger, might now descena -upon me
and sheter me from the peril of this hour. ':
But this may not be. : 1 am not a worship
per at her shrine. She is not the patroness of
mv fortunes. I am bound to speak out- If
I cannot afford to be honest I cannod effort to
be Governor. There is spot of earth amidst
the rude wild hills of Yellow Creek, whither
my heart turns when groundless fears beset
me. There are the scenes and the friends of
my childhood I and youth.. There are the
streams where I bathed, the woods where I
hunted, the brooks where I fished, the fields
where I toiled, the shades where- I reposed,
the springs where I drank, the rock where I
climbed. There the song of the bird and the
gush of the fountain first inspired my soul with
C ... , . r . -n. i fill 1
poetry, and the lotuness oi me nms nrsi nueu
my soul with ambition. There rustic beauty
first taught my heart to love,and rustic honesty
first taught my heart to confide.. There are
the honest rustics in whom l men connaea aau
still confide. Thither I look for courage,
knowing that from the mouth of old Yellow
Creek where Dunmore's bloody war began, to
her hio-hest source, where thechaly beate foun
tains gush from the barren huls, every man,
and every woman, who was acquainted . with
me in youth, would hang down their heads in
confusion, if thev were told that I feared ' to
sneak the truth as it is in me here or eise-
where .North or South..
Let us then, approach fearlessly but candidly
this vexed question of slave territory and free
territory. . . . -. .-
Bv the ordinance of 1 78 1 for the government
of the North Western Territory, it is declared
that "There shall be neither slavery nor in
voluntary servitude in said territory, other
wise than in punishment of crimes wherof
"the oartv shall have . been duly - convicted."
This Uodlike sentiment was nrsi reveaiea to
Thomas Jefferson. They to Nathan Dane,
who perfected and incorporated it in the ordi
nance of '87. Then it was incorporated by the
fathers of these western republics in the con-
situations of all the five States carved out of
the North Western Territory..
This is what in the nomenclature of modem
times is called the "Wilmot Proviso." . With
what justice this wreath of unfading glory is
stripped from the brows of the illustrious dead
and placed on the head ox mr. vvumoi, a ao
not care at this time to enquire. I will not
quarrel with a good thing, because it is falsely
ascribed to the wrong roan. And as I cannot
ascribe it to Wilmot, and you will not ascribe
it to any body else, let us agree to can it oj
wav of pre-eminence THE PROVISO.
Of this proviso, or rather the benificent end
souo-ht to be accomDlished by It, I wish to
; Tlioro io a o'aca nf nftonle nrofesstner friend
shin for the African race with whom 1 desire
to have no controversy , and to whom I dd not
now address myseir. feopie sourea oy aisap
rtoihtment or bitten bv the mad dog of notori
ety, or both. - .reopie wno cure uu nuu
rget the world to talk about them.. - People
whose estimation the Whig party is currupt)
and the Democratic party is corrupt Ti;6
federal government is corrupt and the Stale ...
governments are corrupt , The judgps of th
courts are corrupt, and the minister of the gos "
pel are corrupts The State is eorraptj and the
Church is corrupt .. The wisdom of, earth id
corrupt and the revelations of Heaven are -
corrupt People whose faculties are deranged
by a moral disease, parallel to hat horried -disease
of the . body, which in its riper stages I
subverts the bones of the nose, and so vitiates
the olfactories as to make its victims smell
corruption every where. ' . '-."-'
To such persons I do not wish to speak. . I
desire to speak to men of healthy brains, and ,
honest hearts. Men who feeling themselves -to
be sincere, are willing to believe that other-
people are sincere also. Men who are not t
panting for notoriety at the expense of fairness, . .
fj3 BiKrt wd nnt uoliin'r fnr nl,a Akfntl oa
the'means of usefulness. Men who sincerly de
sire the happiness of the whole human family,
ana the happiness oi me Airican race as an
integral part of the whole. - Men who in their
heart s desire, as 1 do, to set the narrowest limit
to human slavery, and give the broadest area I
to human freedom. -Men who look with a sin
gle eye to the great end to be accomplished,
rather than to the means and the tnen by which
and by whom it is to be accomplished. ' Men '
who are willing to regard the unforseen deve-
lopmenls of Divine Providence, as well as the ;
narrow views of men, in the accomplishment -of
these great ends, Vf
loall such 1 say ''Lome, Bad let us rea- --
son together."" ; i . ' - ; . -- ' ' ' ' . : .
lue man who honestly desires the end,v,id
not cavil about the means,: if the means be
honest ' '-- '?: - .-' : -
If my child is lost in a howling toilderness;
as a father, what shall I do? Confrere the
best means for its recovery which, my tinder
standing enables me. : I mount twenty men ;
on horses, with carbines on their backs, and .
bugles at their sides; and sending them forth
charge them for the love of God, never to dis- ;
mount trom their horses, or cease to sound
their bugles till my lost one is restored. W hile
these men, - ;. -'V- ' .-; ' .. .
' "Over the hill, and far away,"
are making the earth resound to their foot-1 "
steps, and the heavens resound to their ba glcs.a ,
poor peasant who never sounded a bugle, or
shouldered a carbine, or bestrode a horse ia .
bis life, brings my lost one home in his arms..
Shall I drive my child from my bosom,'and is".';
suit the honest peasant, because God was
wiser than me, and brought about the end -by
means which 1 did not contrive ? .
Where is the hollow hearted charlatan who
can distrust the speechless rapture of my soul, .
by telling me that I have changed my platlorm 7 -
JNow sec, it you are not aomg us the same :
sort of injustice, when you accuse us of depart'
mg from the Whig platform of 1848, . . ,
I speak advisedly on this point, I paused on ,
my way to enjoy toe hospitality of one of the1
friends of my youth, whose life of late years ;
has been very much devoted to the cause of,,
African freedom who understands the politi-;
cal tenets of the Free Soil party well, and -who
is too honest and too kind to do iniustice .- -
willingly to the views or feeling of an old friend, ,.
He admitted that Taylor's administration Was
not so bad as he had. expected, but insisted;
that the Whigs of Ohio were entitled to no con-.
4 ' .i i il.:..
nuence, Decause uiey aau aoonuonea mtif ;;
platform of 1848.- The same charge has been
made by an intelligent friend in my hearing"
since I came to this city. Now where I Wheiu
Howl has this been done ? t , - .-i-
In January 1848, the Whigs of Ohio, in coir-, -vention
resolved to sustain "the JProviso," As
an end.' No! But as a means of setting the,
narrowest limits to human slavery, and giving ?
the broadest area to humari freedom. At that ;
time neither you nor we thought of what has- '
since transpired., AVe both looked to a long? .
probation, under a territorial government tor ,
all the newly acquired territories. In thister- ,
ritorial government we wished to inseit -"ibj .,-
Proviso. t -' .. . f .--. ' .lv
Since then, three great events have taken :-
place.which Wilmot 's philoscphy.never dream ,
ed of. "Which your philosophy, and my phi- ;
losophy never dreamed of. -: Events which ,
Cromwell would have called, "the births, ot t
froviaence, ana wnicn ior warn oi peiier
language, I call by the same name. ' . .
t irst; A treaty has been concluded between .
Mexico and the United States by which toe :
existing laws of Mexico have been secured to- f
these territories until Congress snail pass ouier -laws'
for their government .By these lawsf
slavery is expressly inhibited. . , . . .-,.-
" Second ; 1 hese new territories nave been ,
flooded by a population sufficiently large t
entitle them to a rank in the Union, us inde-- ,
pendent States. "'V
; Third; C-alilornia first, ana men rw wex ,
ico, have beld conventions, and framed con"
stitutions, by which slavery ts forever excluded,
and are now at. the door of congress knocking
for admittance. Every JWhig in Ohio says
"Come in!" - Old Zack says "Come ia"!"
You honestly thought he would not say so.. T
honestly thought he would say so. I am glad
he did not disappoint me. Are you sorry het
disappointed you? Again' they knock r and
with the hospitality, oi an oriental patriarch, v
the old man throws open the door and says, ;
come m, re blessed of the Jbord, tor there is
room enough." " What do you say 7 Will yoa '
too say, "Come in ?" Or will you remand v
them back to their territorial condition t Will
yon any to the gallant Fremont and to Smith
tne stnnuava oearers oi iaiuornia anu new
Mexico, ''Fold up your banners that ths
world may not see your mottos of ireedoniy '
Go home to your people,- and bid them hang'
their harps on the willows, and weep by thd v
waters of Francisco and Kio-dei-iNorte tui
the amiable Wilmot can run the dubious, nay I
desperate risk of procuring for you the pas i
sage of a territorial governranlt, with a "Wit- f
mot proviso" m it 7 vv ill you say this 7 .is this
now your platform? If not, then yoa too,
have changed your platform. "But not 'lb aval -'
too much charity to make such a chargs ,
against youi I shall be sorry if you have so
little charity- as to repeat such a: cbaffgei x
against us.- - - --'-;-." -- " j - .
In 1848, both of us looked to a territorial
government- In view, of thatj both ofu$
sought to incorporate the provisor , Jhat was
our mutual platfurm. -v.- t,'" . - . i --r
; Now, by a course of events which at, that
time none but God could see, we both looked
to state goves-nments with the proyieoi -still
holding fast the old doctrine that whenever;
and wherever territorial governmehts are to be
established, "the proviso shall be" a part of
theni r" .-;t,---'1 ;t ----- f
:Can I be under mistake in" this? - Here),
is' the document transmitted- to me j ths "
President of the convention which pat mo ia
notuinntiou: v J.. : .': ' ' -t-n;: