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BY LILY MAY.
Iim.c i.ud - pleasant ramble
The woodland bowers smongt
When sounds of happy voices'
in gentle accente rung.
viu:i IHendthlp . kindly greeting,
K i ailed some blissful tlunin
Long traced on memory's tablet,
As some wild waking d.earn.
Pprfngti rliet blrd an 1 blossoms,
Had robed tin.' bill in light.
Till liko tome blissful vision
Thsy bur.ttipon ulil sight)
The flu wen seemed just unfolding
Their trsgranee, pore nnd sweet;
Am! gentle winds ceme softly,
tiur wandering steps to grct.
Vt reached a loll lUrnttilt,
And front lubeiglil surveyed
Bniii Town and Country, ,:ci:il-.
In dlffl rent gaibs arrayed;
Tlio gently rolling rivL-r
Lay full before our eight.
The free wtree, theeun-bsaoU
Reflecting back their light
Whilst hero nm! then the shadows,
That lay along the thorp.
Disctestd tho lolty grandeur
Oi 'toll treee bepding o'er,
How boeuliful tin i iiiiru"t
Is everywhere displayed,
BvtW en the glowing sunshine,
Aiid cool re&teeblug shads.
Tls iwcet nt iltncs to wonder
Adown the jsrussy l a;
To climb the rugged bllhddee
Heth greater charms lor me;
Though various are tho windings
Mi ie pleatant may it prove;
l.ili 'sihirkist paths may lead US,
To brighter recline above.
sometimes sadly wonder
It otlieis feci and set;
The tame bright ihougbte and tiiu us
That come stealing over met
I feel a horning Impulee
A longing to uniold;
1ST y heart would soon l.e lighter
II but the hall Wl ro told.
Tho murmur of the treemlet,
Can wske ejoyoui throng
Of happy thought, ttialsiruggta
To veltl themselves in son;;;
The wild winds Html moaning
Hath 'er u churtu for me.
Although it ofitime tingeth
A dirge-like melody.
There are kindred looks and actions,
1 lint etrike uki the beartj
Leaving firm impressions
Tlnii muy not soon depart;
Thus' niong my bean's dear treasures
.Shall be iciuembcrid long
That pleasant May day ramble,
The wildwood bowers among.
PuuitiKT Vsuxv, Ohio, May 14th, ihkv.
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BY LILY MAY. MISCELLANEOUS.
THE KANSAS OUTRAGE.
IMPORTANT AND AUTHENTIC STATEMENT
OF THE FACTS IN THE CASE.
Memorial from the Inhabitants of Kansas
From the Kansas Free State, April 30.
The following memorial, being prepare
for circulation ouioiio- the citizens ul iviu
a, la faithful and correct accouut "i Ih
recent ouliagea at the lute election:
To the 8nuU and Howe of Ryrtientotivei i
Tno mtrnorlal of tha aubacriUcra, ciliMii
knd residents of the Territory of Kuuaaa, rei
pect fully represent:
That a blalu of things exists in said To
-itory, nnpuraleled, us we believe, in t!i
,istJry of our c ountry.and ivhich it becomt
our solemn duty lo lay before you, and thn
you, before our fgllow citizens of tho Unite
States. Under the guarantee ol your lu
tor the organization of 'his Territory, and i
consideration of tho privileges which tin
law held out to us, we left our fo-iuer hoini
met the privations of tn uninhabited Boontl
and prepared for adding another republic
The right of civil and religious libcrty
lliB right of tU if Kge and sell-governni-i
were set up as the beacon lights which bee
oncdus on. As freemen we were inviti
as freemen we rame, and as treemen woe
pected to live. Hut we address you now
an outraged and subjugated people, disfru
chised and erslaved, stripped ol our deun
rights, and governed by a set of masters f
eign to our soil, and responsible only lo th
own lawless will.
One of the Slates of our Union, strong
wealth, population and resources, rely:
upon her accumulated strength of almost I
a century, and taking advantage of our f
ble infancy at a people, has invadal our s
yitti ttn"1 our riyhu, luhjugated our ten
ry, and selected for us our rulers; intending,
io, to dictate our laws and Wrt'.c us the tU
6 their will, This limy Mil seem initreott!
!lnCI(d!ble thing In the nineteenth century,
and in lllh Republican Union the peculiar
ami boasted land of liberty and Fc!f govern
ment but tho evidence of it as palpable ind
til deniable us the fact is bitter and mortify
ing. to Uf tind disgraceful to the public.
This Invasion of our soil u nd usurpation of
'our rights commenced at tint fir-1 moment Of
culling those rights into ac'iun. The first
b illot-box thtit was opened upon our virgin
soil wns closed to us by overpowering num
bers and Impending force. It became, tut
what Americans have been proud tq desig
nate it, Ihe exponent of the people's will, but
wus converted into the swoid ol the oppres
sor, to s:ril;o ol civil liberty. S. bold and
reckless were our invaders lhat they cared
not to conceal their attack.
They ratne upon us, not in the uiiis1? of
voters, to Ittll away our f-utichise, but bold
ly and openly lo snatch it Willi tho strong
hind. They came directly from their own
homes, and in compact and organized bands,
villi urms in hand, and provisions lot the ex
pedition, marched to our polls, and when
their work was done, returned whence they
came. It is unnecessary to enter into Iht
complain!; it is enough to say, that in three
districts, in which, by the most IrrtfrigiWo
evidence, thero were not one hundred a:td
li;ty voteis, most of whom refused lo partial
putO in this mockery of tho elective Iran
'c!iue, '.hite invaders polled ever a Ikoutand
Living Our ci it;try and its IntlitCtloOli wo
v. ere w illing, if this was lo be only a tolita
ry InttencOiloaufler it in silence, rather than
to proclaim to the world that even in this
renute epot of our great country, civil liber
ly was but a niuno. Hitter and "nournful
experience, hat taught us, hows ter, that this
was no iso'ulcd act no temporary ebullition
' but (ht co;nmaictmcnt of a tee'l matured ami
sctiieil plan'ty U tdrgi j or lion of the people of
one of the yur.v of the Viiion , pcrtr.ancitlly to'
enslact us and COAltUttte themselves our mas
ters, Ontbs30tb of March Uit wo wen again
inviiad to tho btlllot-bOX, under the law
which we, in common with our fellow citi
isna of the States, htdi through your body.1
ienacttd. Our vigilant and . faithful Chief
Ifngittrale hud surrounded it with all the
guard and precaution with which his au
ihoritf Inveated him, and w e were prepared ;
to exercise the dearest and most chl rUbed
privilege of American citizens, with a full
sense ol the vital and interesting importance
of this peculiar occasion.
The occasion come, end with it came cur
invading and self-constituted msttert In thou
sands, and With the paraphernalia of war.
I They came organized in bund, with officers
I and arms and tents, und provisions, and tnu
I nitior.s of war, its though they wire March
jingupou a foreign foe instead of their own
unoffending feliow-citizens. Upon the prin
' cif ul road leading inlo our Territory und pas
sing several important polls, they numbered
hot lees than twelve hundred men, and one
camp ulone contained not less than six bun
I di ed.
They arrived at their SSVetal destination?:
'the nigl.t bolore the election, and having
i pitched their camps and placed their sentries,
j waited for the coming day. Baggage wag
ons were there, with arms and ammunition
I for a protracted fight, and among them two
I brass field-pieces, ready charged. They tame
j with drumt beat! g and 11 igs flying, and their
' leaders w ere bftbe most prominent and con-
I splcuous met of their respective States. In
the morning they surrounded thn polls, armed
with guns, bowie-knives and revolvers, and
! declared their determination to vote at all
haaardt, and in spite of all consequence.
If the judges cojld be made to tuhserve
their purposes and receive their votes, and it
no obstacle was cast in their way, the lead
j ers exerted themselves to preserve pea-'e and
! order i.i the conduct of tho election, but at
i the same time dijnjt hesitate tn deolare.the
jlf not allowed to vote, they would proceed
to any extremity in iba destruction of prop
erty and life. If control of the polls could
1 not be had otherwise, the judges wer.jby in
timidation, and if necessury, by violence, pre
. vented'from performing their doty; or, il un
yielding in this re spec', were driven I ruin
the r post, and the vacancy fllle. Inform
- by the persons on lbs ground; ami, whenever,
j by any means, they had obtained the control
! of the Hoard, the foreign vote was promiscu-
J ouslv poured in, without discrimination or re
. serv'c.or '.ho slightest eirort to copceal in ne-
; Carious illegality.
At one of these polls, two ol the judg. sla
ving manfully stood up in the face ol -ibis ur
" ', used mob and declared tl ey would do their
i duty, one portion of the mob commenced to
- tear down the house, another proceeded to
l- break '.n the door of the judges' room, whilst
others, with drawn knives, posted lliemselvef
f- at iheiwindow, with the proclaimed purpo'
of killing any voter l ho would allow himsel
's tobe swore. Votirs were dragged from tilt
' w indow because they would not. show thai
J tickets or vote at the dictation of the mob, am
lV ; the invaders declared openly at the polls ilia
ntby would cut the throats of the judges i
II 'hey did not reeeive their votes without re
ss quiring OR Oltb a U) tlwir residence,
ft Thu room wus finally forced, and the judg
tJ es, surrounded by an armed und excitd
crowd, were oll'ered the alternatives of resig
- nation or death, and live m'nutes wastiiow
" ed lor their decision. The ballot box wa
!- seized, and ami sh uU of "Hurrah lor Mi
'df souri," was carried into the mtb. The t
menaced judges limn left tho ground, togeth
as er with ail the resident citizens, except
"- tew who acted in the outrage, because tit
sl result expected from it conformed lo tho
Jtm views, and because it en .bled the few I
L'ir rule tho many. When an excess of th
foreign force was found lo be had ut ot
in sol., detachments were toot to other' wher
Bg ii was supposed they might be needed,
itlf At the polls adjoining the one above till
If" ded to, one of the judges, a minister 'of tl
"Mi Gospel, who refused to accede to tho d
ft mands of a eimilar sioh oi some four hundr
armed and organized men, was driven by vi
If lence from his BjSti and the " ucaney" fill
by I hernial VCIi Threats and violent demon-)
stratious were life, and another elerjiymnn.i
for the expression of his opinion, was onsnul
lad and beaten. The Inhabitant! ol the l)i--,
trict , powerless to resist I he ulnimla lit supply 1
of srms ind 011111111101100,1111' orgtnited pre-1
pafaliOtl and the overwhelming numbers of
lliess foreigners, left the polls without vo- ;
in the Lawrence District, where wns the
largest camp of these invaders, speeches were
madl to them by leading residents of Missou
ri, in Which it was said that they would cur- .
rv their purpose if need be at the point of the ;
bayonet und bowie-knife, and one voter was'
fired nt. us he win driven from the election
pn und. rinding they had a greutcr force :
thsn wss necotisry for that poll, some two'
hundred men w ere di alled from the number
and sent off under their proper officers to I
another district aflerwhich they It'll polled
from this camp over teven hundred votes.
In the fourth ui.d seventh districts, along
the Saute Fe road, similar scenes were en-;
acted. The invaders cumo together in one
armed and organized body, with trains of '
fitly w agons, besides liorsenieii,aud the night I
before election pitched their camp in thevi-,
unity of the polls, and having appointed
their own judges in place 0! those who, from 1
intimidation or otherwise, failed to attend,
they v.itcd without any proof of residence.
In these two election districts, where the
census show one hundred voters, there were
polled three hundred and fourteen votes, and
last fall Sevan hundred und sixty-live votes,
although a large portion of the uctuil real- ;
dents did not vote 011 either occasion. In
the sixteenth election district, hundreds of
men came together as in other cases, cros
sing the river; Irani M s ouri the tiny before
the election, and encamping together; firm
ed and provlslouedi made the fiercest threats
against tlie lives ol the judges, and during
the night called several times at the houe
of one Of them for the purpose of intlmidt'l
ling Mm, declaring in the presence of his'
wil.', that a repe had been prepared to hang
him! and although we ore not prepared to
say that these threats would have been car
rieJ out, yet they servjJ to produce his re- '
lignation, and give these invaders, in t'.c
substitution! control of the polls; snJ on the
morning of the election a steamboat brought
from the town of Weston, Missouri, to Lea- j
v un or h, an accession to their numbers ol
leveral hundred more, who returned in the
same bout, alter depositing their Votes.
There were over nine hundred and fifty votes
polled, besides from one hundred to one hun
dred ami fifty actual residents who were de
terred or discouraged from, voting; while
the census returns show hut three hundred
and elgVy-Sve votes in the district a month
later. Not less than six hundred votes were
here given by these non-rostdcntl of Ihe
Territory, who voted without being sworn as
to their qualification, and immediately after
the election returned to il tsouri some of
them being incumbents of important ollices
there Indeed, so well was the character ol
ihis foreign vote understood, that the judges
ttruck out of the proscribed form of return
ihe words by lawful resident voters."
We might continue the list if these sick
ening details until the blood of every free
man would boil with Indignation, but it is
useless! One mora instance alone we will
refer to. In the eighteenth election distriot,
where the population w as scarce, and no great
amount of foreign votes was needed lo over
power it, a detachment fr m Missouri, from
sixty to one hundred, passed in with a train
of wagons, urms and ammunition, making
their camp the night before '.he election near
Moorestown, tho place of the polls, without
even a pretext of residence, and returning
immediately to MUsoui I after the work was
done, their leader und captain being a ditin
' guUlvtd citizen of Missouri, tiut late the pres
sing qjjicer of Iht Senate of the United Statu,
j aiid who had boicie-hnife and revolver belted a-
round him, apparently ready tajhed the blood
1 of any nun who refuted to be enslaved. All
' those facts we u 0 prepared to establish. If
1 necessary, by proof that would be competent
in n court ofjuslice.
From a careful examination of the return?,
I we are satisfied that over thne thousand
i votes were thus cast by the citizens and res
' idents of the States, and that a very large
! portion of the residents were deterred ar dis
, couraged from going to the polls. If this
j condition of things is allowed to prevail, we
j ere reduced lo the stuto of a vassal province,
' am! are governed by the Slate of Missouri.
It would be mere ull'eclalion in us to at
tempt to dis.iuise the fact that the question
of making Itanz is a Free or Slavo State is
; at tho bjttoin ot this movement, and that tho
' men w ho thus Invade our soil und rob us ol
our liberties, are from the pro-Slavery men ol
Missouri, who are 110 Witling to Bubinit the
I question to the people of ihe territory, am
abide the compact between the Notth uiu
( South, which the Kutizas-ftebrut-ka bil
I con', lins.
r1 The compict we want carried out, and b;
1 thr.t test we want the question settled if i
t ca;ibe;but there uro few things that Wl
F j would not prefer to the domination of Irra
sponsible invaders from Missouri. That en
aolment is not only a law which Slates un
- individuals are bound oobey, but it isacom
p ic: between the North und the South
lolemn covenant between tho tovereigi
- Stales of our Union, which none car. viu
le without becoming recreant to tho prin
l cip'.e; of honor and justice without the be
o Uavul of Confidence rcposcdlvilhout suci
- breaking of plighted faith, as in un mdivic1
a i, would load aim to tho earth with si or
e and CO (tempt, an I drivo him from the BOO
i,ttj ul honest men. The bill which Norther
o statesmen bucked with Northern men, hi
e obtained lof southern rights, is mude.by mc
10 who invade oor toil, the very instrument ft
e ; depriving us of our dearest privileges, ai
stubbing" 10 tht heart those who, Utgnan
'- inously"gave it into their hands for oth
10 1 ends.
e-j This bil! is mado to metn popular sovt
ed eignly for them serfdom for us. The dc
o- trine of self-government is to be Irampl
cd nndur foot here, of a'l other places in t
world, and on the very pot which hod been '
hallowed and consecrated lo its most signal
Vindication The alton which hid been
retred to it on Ibis chosen ground, and
round which, at least, the Democracy of
the whole Union bad stvotn SlleglshCf, Snd
to which we had rome as pilgrim worshipers
in the wilderness, ire to be ruthlessly de.
moliahad, The compict is to he basely bro
ken, and the ballot ol ihe freemen ( in effect ;
lorn from our hands almost before the ink of
Ihe covenant is dry. Not only, too, It the
principle of popular sovereignty tube blotted
out, but more than this, even the object of
fie contest is to disappear. The question of
negro shivery is to s nk into insignificance,
und the great portentous issue is to loom up
in its stead, whether or not vie shall bi the
slaves, and fsnstict wli3 disgrace the honor
able and chivalric men of the South, shall
he our masters to rule is at their pleasure.
With a feeble und scattered Community,
just struggling into existence, without orga
nization and almost w ithout shelter, we are
powerless to resist on old, strong and popn-'
h us St-ile, full of m"n,(ind arms, nn-1 resour
ces, and we tlnrefoie sppeal In you, and
through you to the people of the States.
Remedy lu re we have none.
Our Executive its. with manly determine 1
lion and pettistent fidelity, stood by bis peo
ple, and endeavored to carry out the princi
ples of popular Sovereignty, and secure us
ihe privilege of managing our own hfl'airs
and governing ourselves, until iiis reputation 1
lias been u?suilcd and his life openly threat
ened with a bitterness almost unpurallrlodr
and, although as chief mag'-: rate In; I 111
wc rou It' desire, and has fcurVts'y pursued
the path of duty amid a storm 11 nu n.ee and
detraction under w hich many nn-n w uu d h re
quailed, yet ho is powerless like ourselves '
We make, now, this lust appe I, not lu I
the North, not to the South; not to any po
litical party but to the representatives of
the whole Union We beg that no men will
sport with our fearful condition, by endea
voring to make political capital, or build up
parly ut the expense of our civil and physical
existence. We want the men of the North
m.d the South to protect us. Through your
selves, their representatives, we appeal to
their honor tj their justice to their patri
otism to heir sympathies, not lor favois,
but for rights not for trivial rights, but (oi
the dearest right guaranteed tout by the
Declaration of Independence by ihe Con
ttitution of the Union by the law of our or
ganization by tho solemn compact of the
Slates, and which you pledged lo us as Uic
condition of our Coming here.
Communities are nut to blame for the con
duct ol their fanatics unless tiny suncl on
I hem. We cunuol beiieve that ihe Slates of
the S nith will sanction the outrages that
have been er,iotrated upon 11-, or will al.'o.v
them to be continued. And although we
j might reason the matter as a question of poll
: ey, and show teat it is contrary to 1 lie laws
of nature and society, and opposed to all hu
' man experience, that good con come from
j such an evil although we might prove that
it is "sowing the w ind to reap the w hirlwind,'
and t'at the reaction will be fearful, yet we
feel that ibis it unnecessary that it is
enough to appeal lo their honor and their
sense of justice, Olid to rely upon their pligh
i Inside our bounds we shall have no serious
I troubles. Northern and Southern men min
gle together in harmony and good feeling, Ai
j in mutual dependence and assistance in the
j hardships and privations of e pioneer life.
As we learn to understand each other, friend
Ships are engendered and prejudices melt
I away, so that we sliull bo able to meet all
! questions that may uiie in a spirit of justice
i und kindly feeling, which w ill secure the
rights 1 full and cheerful acquiescence in the
. decision ol the majority. From foreign op
pression, however, we ask for relief of that
power which passed the K in sat bill, and
pledged to us its benefits if we Would Come
here. We have a right lo Itk and do Ilk
I it enforcement. Itremalni for your honor
j able bodies to decide win ther you will keep
I the compact between you and us which exists
by that bill, and on emigration whether
yuu will vindicate the sacred doctrines of the
Government, or whether you will leave us in
a state of vaticllge and oppression. Wc
' cannot and do not doubt that you w ill in some
I wav give us justice and protection.
I When Gen. O'Hara was Governor of (il
brultur, he .1 as said to be perfectly crazy 01
' matters of military discipline, lie went si
far as to liuve the shoes taken oil' Ins mule o:
ri purpose that he might g" eight rounds, unt
, I visit the guards in the most silent manner
' without being heard until he was ilo-e upoi
j the sentinel, lli t lo our story.
As hud been the long established practice
I O'Hara always attended the guard muuntini
: parade on the sands, ul six or eeveii o'clo:l
j in the morning: und he took so much noiici
' i of the officers of the several guards that In
1 could generally, during the remainder of tin
3 day, name them all. One day he wus pro
Deeding out of South Port in his carriage
when be passed an officer g- ing Inlo towr
und whom, at the instant, he remembered u
having passed in review before him thai mot
U ning, as C immaoding the south guard. I J
" 1 on litis, the Qeneral immediately determine
' I on eatiaiying bimaelf ai to the fact, and t
" I convict him "f th" heinous military crime
quitting hi guard; und ordered the BOtchmS
! j to drive with speed to the south guard. Awa
I they went, 11'. the rate of lento eleven mil
1 per hour, along the oalutlng battery, nod i
a short tings the horses out of wind, und CM
'! erad with lather, reached the south gourd,
1 mile or more from the place where the Qei
" eral had passed the suspected oflicer. Attl
Jr. usual disitun 0 the running sentinel ealh
the guard to "turn out," whiih was obey
with ull Ihe alertness desiruble; and the o(
cer advancing, unobserved by the General,
a quick pace from near tho carriage, drc
hisbwurd; then, opening ranks, present
j urms, ond saluted in the beat manner.
? the sight of ihis officer cverv doubt hud be
removed. ' Ry Jove it it hlmoelfi'1 thought
the Denarii, o lie ordered Mm to turn in the
guard, am, beckoned him to rome up lo lie
"l'rny, sir,'1 impitlently inquired 'Hura.
"did not I see you but a very few minutes ago
walking very dl;bcrotely into the town near
South Po1 1"
"Me, sir!" exclaimed the officer, intending
w.lii the greatest simplicity, and extreme
Mirprlie a', the qaeillbn. "I tin ua-d here,
"Wei!, well, I know that, you need not i
In ve suppled me with that valuable piece of
Information. Did I not, sir, I ask you again, ,
did 1 not tee you going into town as I csme
out by South Port!" bil Eicellency sold, rai-l
sing hit voice nr.d his f.ce reddening with'
anger at the offender' ttteinpt to conceal j
the luct by hit evasive reply.
The ffltrcr, after a moment, ;n no sv'
disconcerted, or showing any symptom of ti-1
midity, looked the general fell in ihe fi ce,
lt)d then, w ith great polltenesi, said:
"Will your Excellency hive the goodness j
lo stute to me whether that qurtticn is pul ;
to me by his Ilxcellcr.cy, General O'Hara ;
Governor of Gibraltar, or from yourself in
the capacity ofa privute gentleman !"
The olt-hond msnn'-r in Which Ibis ques
tion was put to O'Hara stuck the right
chord, and after a few mil ulcs hesitation, be
ie plied, with a smile on his tountenaiicr :
'Well, tir, us a private individual I wish ,
to obtain the information."
"Then, sir, I freely eonfess that you did;
meet me at the South Port.1'
Well, sir, liia'. is honctt. Nov sir, I want
tl know how you could get here on loot at ;
quickly as I did in my cartiage, and that, too,
M ithout any discoverable fatigut I"
"Sir, I shall conceal nothing from ycu in
the private capacity you have selected. On
met ling you I atrongly suspected il-at you
knew me) and when you stopped the rar nge
to apeak to your coachman, I guessed your
motive; so feeling that my arriving at my
guurd ut the same lima us conjeeturei were
correct, I had no means of yourself, I got up
tehindyour carriage, the only means kit me
of scouring thai object."
I By Jove, air!' exclaimed O'Hara, "I like
your candor, and still more, the dexterity ui.d
readiness you have displayed in extruding
yourself from a position of 'he greatest dan
ger, without which you would undoubtedly
bale lost your Commission, i uduiir,- a man
: who, w hen he gets into a scrape, oan jump
out of il at once. Vou must dine with me.
, sir, to-morrow," giving him a most hearty
abakeoftbe hand. "But, take care! Vou
must never leave your guard again, or, by
Jjve, I'll break ycu!"
History of the Marseilles.
The Marseilles presents notes ol the songs
of glory and the shriek of death; gloiious ss
the one, funeral like the other, it assures the
country while it makes the citizen turn pal e
This Is its history. There w as then (at Ihe
; time of the From h Revolution, 1790) a young
officer of the artillery, in the garrison of
Strasblirg, named Rougetde I. isle. He was
born nt Louis le Senator, in the Jura, that
country of revelry and 1 nergy as mountain
countries always are. He charmed with his
' music and verses the slow dull garrison life.
Much in request from his twofold talent us
musician und poet, he visited the house ol
Dietrich, an Alsatian patriot, on intimate
terms. In ihe winter of 17'Jl', there was s,
scarcity in Strusburg. The house of Die
trick was poor und the table bumble, but;
there wus always u welcome for Rouget de ,
Lisle. Once when there was only some,
coarse breud ind slices of ham on the table,
Dietrich looked with calm sadness and sail
to him' Plenty is not seen at our feasts,
tut what matter if enthusiasm is not wanting
ut our civic letes, and courage in our soldiers
hearts. 1 have still a iioltlo 1 f wine in my
cellar. Bring it, said he to bis daughter,
'and we nil drink to I.Lerly and our country.
Stroaburg is soon to have u potrlollo cere
mony, and De Lisle must be inspired to pro
duce one of those hymns v. Inch couvev to
the sou.s ol the people ihe enthusiasm winch
They drank De Lisle was a dreamer
his heart was moved his head was healed.
He went Staggering to his chamber endeav
oring by degrees to find inspiration in the
palp'tatioUl of his citizen's heart; ond on his
Small harpsichord now composing the uir be
fore the w ords, now the words beto e the air,
combining them 10 intimately in bis mind
1 that. he could never tell which woe the iirst
1 produced, the ulr or words, so Impossible did
1 he find it tu separate the music Irom the po
j etry. and tho feeling from the impress on
' He aang everything wrote nothing. Over.
I eome by the divine inspiration, hi heal fell
sleeping on his instrument, and he did no'
1 awake till daylight. The song of the over
' night returned to his memory, with difiieu'.
' ty, like Ihe recollections of u dreum. lit
wrote it down aud gave it toDietrick, whe
' lulled together bono- musicians who wo-o cu-
? psble of executing De I. isle's composition.
'; De Lisle sang. At the firs', verse all couu-
I I tensnces turned pale at the second, tean
' Rowed at the last, enthusiasm burl forth.
s The hymn of Ihe country was found- Al ls
' ' i: e. as destined to be tue hymn ol terror.
" The unfortunate Dietrich we it a lew month.
J 1 gfter-vards to tho scaffold to the sound of thu
" notes first produced at his fireside, und from
'' I the heart ol his friend.
" The new song, some weeks after, wa.
' : sung al Slrashnrg. It BbW from city le ri-
ty "Marseilles adopted it Id he BDHg. BtlW
" opening and close of its clubs. The Mar
seizes spreud it all over France. Deuce thi
gtm of M- rseillcs.
il De Lisle heard it and shuddered at itsituin
V on hi ears, while escaping by Ihe wild pass
dies of the Alps us a proscribed Royalist.
R I -What d they cull bat hymn!'' ho inquire
atj of his guide. "The Marseilles," answere
w I, ,e peasant- It was thus he .earn-d th
,d ' name of hit own work. The arm was tu r.
Atjed against the hand that forged it.-Lmu
History of the Marseilles. POLITICAL.
The [...] Council of Sag Nichts.
The Of tl Col nr.l ol Sg Nicht, enmoo
sed of d . ga'" from the various tub' remote
I, ' dget thrii'isl.o'it the S'ate. met again on
Thursday mbrnihg,, t Veiling's Hull, on
ittbM el reel, it It) o'clock, and after b'lng
called to 1 rder tlie following bflaefl answer
ed to waif naifies: Gen. Joel T. Wilton, of
Sehc'ct, PrVttdeiitl .Ast ti. Dimmr.ck. o' ftur-
ill sky , Vii e PresiaVnl ; Sl.sffi r of Stork
county, Secretary, and J.A. Morchland. f
Wocster, Tfclsnref. Bhtrlff Miller, of this
city, wie appointed door keeper, with tirict
orders from the President to'tdmit none er
rrpt ihoiS in neirtSSiofl of the pssr-word,
("the Country's tele,") trd the pror sign,
(thumb thrcugh 'l.e top btlttcn h'jlc of the
left loppel of t l.e coat.
Alter the opening crerronles were gone
through w ith in ihe usual form. Gc n. Wtts t
lUbmilted his report. He stated that In? had
turceeded in organising 111 Lodges, m.d hud
tieHea1 every county in iheBtota, H --. :.-
of the greot facilities that bid b-en furnished
him by the PoBlfltaeters and Mai! Ag. nt.. in
the Wty of frea tickets and liberal cor.t'ibu-
ilont; and compiimentcU, particblsrty the U.
S. Ma 'Crisis Slid their deputies ror ihcr e.er
lions in the cease. The report closed with
fierce denui.c;otion of the Know -Nothings,
and recommended renewed efforts for their
Mr. DtMMoCX moved to BCCfpt the rr port
of the President, and ofi'.teJ a resolution of
thank- Which he enf reed in a speei 11 of oveei
eioqernre. He s poke of Joei's "iiiftVriras up.
on his travels; how he "had laid out on the
river Tog, w ith nothing but the cold snow for
his pillow, ond tlie blue vault of hesV4h lor
his kivCring;" In w the bright Ii tie stars
twinkled aa they taw Joel lying upon the
cold, co d ground; and how mournfully thu
night wind eung Joel's (poor Joei'.-j lullaby.
The delagatas become completely overwhel
med at' this mournful picture of wbttJlfelj
snifercd, and they pasted Dimmctk's rciulu
lion without a dissenting voice.
Aftei a short intermission, given for the
f-urp. se of recovering their feelingt.Hbe door
keeper gnvu notice that two caadidatea were
in waiting for initiation. (J:. motion of Mr. ,
SiiAt t i n, the candidates v re admitted, and
put thiough the usual fortes of initiation, and
II. e names of cur old irleinlo Qxo. W. Mc
i.'uok, of Steubcnvllle. and R v Uaiii cat, o!
BahdUsk) , were idceiJ to 'lie Constitution.
Tliete gentlemen then took their seals, the
two best looking nn n in the crowd.
Alter appointing the Committee, the Pres
ident gave notice that the lir.-t thing in order
! wxu.d be the consideration ofa preamble and
I resolutions sent up by the Subordinate Lodges
requesting ihe Governor to call on extra ses
1 tlun of the Legislature, asking a withdrawal
of part of the present Democratic State ticket,
and request ing the Order to furnish fundsruf
ficient to establish a new paper in Columbus
, iii piace of the Ohio Statesman, 31r. Shaffer,
of Star!:, moved ihe adoption of these resolu-
; A stormy discussion ensued. The necessity
for some such action was urged by nearly uli
the leading members of the body. The des
perate condition of the LjcoToco party wa.
alluded to in th most pathetic terms. An
extra eeesioil had been demanded by oil the
leading men in the State. The present Stale
ticket w ould be beaten worse than it was
beaten last fall, if some of the candidates
were withdrawn: and the necessity oi a S'ate
organ that could have the confidence of i.s
friends, at lost, in a lew of its Statements, W0B
As the President was about to put the ques
tion, ColoHel McCook, (whose name is upon
the Stute ticket) arose, and in his usual for
cible manner, denounced the whole proceed
ings. So fiercely did he pitch into Bhaffcr.
that thai interest ing individual hid his dimin
ished head in shame. He lampooned the
, President; declared Dimmock a humbug; and,
! Inking up Ins hut in a lage, lelt the hull, dls
gusled in the highest degree with the com
1 puny into which he had fallen. At tins un
I expected termination of the debate, the greu
test consternation prevailed. All business
; was forgotten! and a motion to adjourn tine
j die whs pot und carried, and the delegates
I left the hail in the greatil confusion.
r. 8. Journal.
) A Fsbe Cot'XTiv. A correspondent .ol
the St. Louis Republican, writing from "lo-
la, KanZiS Terriloiv, April 33d," say:
j "The election excitement still prevails al!
over this country, und it is perhnps well thai
Governor Resi eb bsi found cause of quarra
j with Mr. Commissioner HxavrEBBV sthicl
detains bun at Esston, Pa. He might other
wise share the fate rf Par!, and I'alt rfOn, o,
: PariviUe, Mo. It is raid that he and his Ah
Aalllion coadjutors 11 ill V dealt with, in future
, I gen s annua rili. ft j lnnd to be lest not
1 to temporise with tuch people. They pre
I mi upon any indulgence."
Well, this is cool and pleasant. Here is 1
. governor, chosen by the President because u
j his endorsement of the principle of the Kin
'I g4S bill, threatened with assassination il h
dares to carry IhaPprinciple ou'; and not 1 n
Ijly ao but every anti-slavery man who pre
' siiiues to think thut Kansag it nee for him ti
1 settle in is to be expelled or murdered. Theei
1 ' unti-slovery people, i is found, canno' be go
along w ill, il by allow lug them their rights
They presume too much upon being indulgii
1 with their lawful privileges. Yes, ihi tsi
Irce country. Il is !r. c, ut least, for blu-t.r
1 ing slave-drivers, und for editors who linn
such threats aa Utcee proper for endoraeiuvu
in their columns.
We bona t hut Gov. Reader, if he bus tin
j suu of a man in him, Will not, in ilea C
. lliosc insolent menaces, think of resiguiu;
- his place. Let him return to his post, stror
d in the consciousness of lot Intsgri y. un
d force t lie President to Ihe ulternut ve of re
e moving or sustaining him. I here are i
i- Kansas hands willi ig enough and arms its
r. wart enough to uphold and defend hiin.rr
iprotcct him from the Indignities threci'm
by the miserable rabble 0VCI Ike border; and
i' the President rhooses to remove him, or
sbindod him ind leave him without help iri
the m dst of the bowling Vandals: who sssiil
him. let the responsibility ret on the Pres'
deni's tin elders, He will not dare, wa
think, to leave bis own pp linted unsuppor
ted. Pitts, (iai tle.
Maiisg llmsetf UstrOt. During the
teetlon ol l"0')-:7, a wealthy merchant in
conformity with ins custom of the timet
gsve a dinner party lo a few gentlemen,
ocr.i ng w h' m w as a member of Cungresi of
that period. On the appointed day, howee
er, the lady of thi hoirewat temewhtt cn
noyed at on early hour by the inttusion of an
old man at the door. Having ben roet by a
servant, he inqnlred ii the proprietor of the
house whom we will call Mr. Topham
Was at home. Upon receiving a negative re
pie, and be Ing furtiiermoi- informed that ho
.. lull ro: b" ul home for some three or four
boars, the old man eaid; Wei', being at I in
here, I may t ? well rf main until he comes "
plfl e wait a moment," said the terrant,"I
will cs . Mr. Topham t? the door, and seo
what She Will ay." The servant tlen ran
ord called the merchant's wife, who modi
her BDtearancr, The eld ran then repeated
a hat be bad Said to th" servant 'hot being
us l.e wss there he might as weil remain un
til her husband came. "Well, replied Mrs.
T. "If y 1 ill stsf.jett wsth 'Lrough the
alley and go back by the kitchtn and taks a
Nothing daunted, the od man cbeyed or
ders, and passed through the alley to the
kitchen, where he found Mr?. T. end the
servant! very bueily engaged in preparing
dinner. Suppoiing him some old man seek
ii g employment, Mrs. T. waa free in calling
into requisition his services in her work of
prepsring dinn r. and l.e w as equally w illing
and read) to rendir ail assistance passible.
"Old miii," sad -he "lUppoSS you tike the
bucket, go to the hydrant, anil draw u3 s..u.a
water." Heat cuereodi'y complied with
the request. "O d man," again she said,
1 pose you tssUt us s little in preparing
' n . r,as we have a dwir, r party today, and
are very burried Indeed. Just peel a few po
tatoes i1' you'pleaae.'' No sooner was the re
quest mode lhn the "old man" got to work
peeling potatoes w ith s right good will.
After all things were snf!lc:eiit!y advanced
o release Mrs. T. from further supervision,
she went into her chamber 10 arrange her
toilet to receive her husband's guest. At
thi proper hour her husband cnine in, and
then, one by one, came those who were to
dine with him on that day. Iii due time all
amitd lot one Mr. R. Mr. Topham then
' began lo jxpress his suspriseot the obsei.ee
i o' the Virginia representative, as he thought
j he would certainly have been one of tho
first, if not the fir:.'., to mi ke hit appearonce,
j knowing that his dinner at hontVwea an ear
When about corning to the conclusion
lhat the V rginia .'I. C. would fail to make
his appearance, Mrs. T.'i memory, which
. seemed lo have proved rather treacherous,
bicain-1 clfu'geiit, and she acquainted her
husband with the fact that there was an "o!d
j man" in the kitchen w ho had been waiting
j to see him for the last three or fourf.
Mr. T. immediately ie?:ired to the kitch
en 10 asc rtain the ' old man's" wants, when
! lo und behold! who tin n!d he find but our if.
C. biuself! Aetouirhed Ley nd measure,
land with con.'u -ed utt. ranee, he exclcimcd,
,' Why. h w came you here!" lie limply rc
i plied,- I .v is invited to the kitchen by your
; i ife, and as I came much lefore your dinner
hour, I have been making niyselt useful."'
Mr. T at once invited and accompanied
him into the parlor, and introduced him to
j his wife aid uue-: as the "Hon. Robert
I Rutherford, of Virginia.
The lady's Vein gs e n be better imagined
1 by the read- r than described by the writer;
1 but the balance of the day passed off plets
sntly saving the lady's abathmeut resulting
from not recoguising the "Virginia Member
As the dove w ill clap its wings to its aide,
und cover ind Conceal the arrow that is prey
ing on its vi a'.s, so it is the nature of woman
to hide from the wor'tf the pangs of wounued
affection. With her desire of the heart has
i failed; the greut charm of BXUtSOCS is at an
end. She neglects ull the cheerful exerciiei
ibat gladden the spirits, quickens tlie poise
and send the tide of life in healthful currents
through t! e reins. Hei rest is broken; the
. j sw eet rere.-hins.t of sleep is poisoned by
melancholy dream, dry sor.ow drinks Lei
1 blood,' until her It cLIe name sink under tho
la.-t ex eriui! assailant. Look for her after a
1 little while, and you tind friendship weeping
over her untimely grave, and wondering thus
, oue who ao lately glowed with all the radi
: ance ot health and beauty, sin uld now be
brought down to 'dirk nets and the worm.'
Vou will be told i some wintry chill, some
1 slight iudispusiliouthst Isid her low, but no
f one knows the.iucntul milady that previous
. ly tapped her Eir nglh und muds her so easy
.. a pri y to ihe spoiler. .
Si stimi m-'. Pr. Not all that it called
' Benevolence deserves ihe; name. To pity
I the poor .Mi': Ihthg, 10 believe the poor ia
l much mire difficult. I is easy to eay, pe ye
fed. be ycwuruieil.butwh.il doth it profit, if
1 we givrf rot them lln.se things that are need
i fin; Kind feelings are only pruisewortay
- whin iln-v lend to kind actions. If tlrong
impression ol human misery leed te the re
I I e' of il. lh") art iu thi'ul monitors to virtue,
11 : eanu t be to. t dulously cultivated, but
t 11 il' ov do no; it, mulate is notion, they serve
f no o'in r end than to diopisy a kind of effouii
j nate oftnee, utterly valueless to the worid.
f I much Miinire the pity nf the Samaritan. It
d w as nol expended in kind words, or looks, but
. in geiu'rou and edective deeds.
I- CrThere is laid to be n Illinois at ltatt
d t.venty per cent more acrti in wheat ntw
d than in any priviout year.