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B, E. COWEN, EDITOR & rROriUETOIU
"HE WHO LOTO IIO HIS COUNTRY CAiT LOVE i?OTIE:G."
LTEBMS $1,50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE
NEW SERIES, VOL. VII,. NO. 41.
. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY. JULY" 19, 1855.
WHOLE NO. 966
THE BELMONT CHRONICLE,
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING.
Office on North aide of Mnln Street in
the New Masonic Ilnll, n few doors
Knit of the Court House, nnd n
lew doors Went of the Norton
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A Nightingale in the Camp.
The men before Sevastopol! a moro heroic host
Tl ere iicvit stood, in hnrdaliip and in peril, at their
The foremost of those warriors 'twere a famous
thing to be!
And there the lirst among them goes, if thou iinst
eyes to see.
'Tis not the good Rag lan. nor yet the grcnt Omar,
No, nor the lierJO relisjitr,.tlioii.li thunderbolts of
Behold the soldier who in worth excels above tho
That English maiden yonder, is our bravest and our
Brave men. socallrd, arc plentiful, the most of men
So, truly, are the most of dogs, who reck not of a
Their valor's not Bclf-sacrifice, but simolo want of
But courage, in a woman's heart, is bravery indeed.
And there's Mercy's Amazon, within whose little
Burns the great spirit that has dnrcd t he fever and
And she has grappled with grim Death, that maid
so bold audmeek;
There is the mark of battle fresh upon her pallid
That gallant gcntlo lady the camp would fain re
view: Throughout the chief escorts her with such honor
as is due.
How many a prnyer attends on her, how many a
How many a glad and grateful cjo among that host
Now goes she to look forth upon the enemy's strong
hold. O, damsel, when its story in after time bo told,
When not a sloue of that thiovea' den hull rest up
on a stone,
No man (hull with its memory live longer than
Among tho world's great women thou hast made
thy glorious mark;
Men will hereafter mention makoof thoo with Joan
And fathers, who relate the Maid of Sarag issa's tulc,
Will tell their little children, too, of Florence Night
From "Putnam" for June.
THE MORMON'S WIFE.
"The third summer was unusually warm in tt
our parts, and its heats followed upon a long,1
apiing, caused much and grcvous sick-;
neBs, and I was obliged to be out at all hours
with the dying, and at lun mis, so that my I
strength was well nigh exhausted, and
at haying-time, just as I was cutting the last
swath on my river meadow, which is low-ly-
ig lund, and steamed with hot vapor as I
laid it bare, to the nun, I fell forward across w
my scythe-snath and fainted. This was a be-i
ginning of a long course of fever.of a typhoid'
character, during which I was either stupid
or delirious most of the time, and, while I
lay sick, thero came a letter to me Irom Salt i
Lake city, written chiefly by John Hender-;
son, who begged me' to come on if it was a or
possible thing and see his wile, who was
wasting with a slow consumption, and much!
bent upon seeing ,ne. I could discern that j
letter was not willingly 'written; it was!
stiff in speech, though writ with a 'trembling
hand. At the end of it were a few'linea fromi of
Ada herself; a very impatient and absolute i
cry for mo, as if she could not dio till I came. !
Now Martha had opened this letter, as ah I
was forced to by my great illness, and havin"1
read it, isked tt.e doctor if it was well to
propound the contents to me, and he said de
cidedly that he could not answer for :ny life
if aha did: so Martha, like a considerate wo
man, wrote an answer herself to John Hen
derson (of which she kept a copy for roe to
see,) setting forth that I was in r.o Btate to
be moved with such tidings; that, however, I
should have the letter as aoon as the doctor
saw fit, and sending her love and sympathy
to Ada, and a recommend that she should try
balm tea. -
"After a long eesson of suspense, I was
gracioLsly uplifted from fever, and enabled
to leave my bed fcr a few hours daily; and
when I could ride out, which was only by the
latter end of October I was given the child's
letter, and my heart sank within me, for I
knew how bitterly she had needed my strengtn
to help her. It was a warm autumn day, near
to noon, when I read that letter and, as I
leaned back in my cliaii, the red sunshine
came in upon me, and the smell of dead loaves
while upon the hop-vine one late blossom,
spared by the white frosts, and dropping
across the window, also put forth Ita scent,
bringing Adeline, as it were, right .back Into
my arms, and the faintness passed away from
me witn some tears, for I was weak, and
man may not always be stronger than his
nature. Now, when Martha sou ided tho
horn r.,pHinn..r . .nHn i
from the hilt lot, where lie was sowing wheat
i saw mat ne nau a letter in ins nanuoi great
me and thickness; and, coming into the
keepint'-room where I sat, he said that bquiro
White had brought it ever from tho Post-of
fice as he came along, thinkig I would like to
have it directly. I was rather loth to open
the great packet at first, for I bethougr.t my
self it wa likely to be some Consociation
proceedings, which were
, , . ,, . .
...... ii nouinv til Hit:, IIU WCIU IIUW WDHTy lU
ihii k of, seeing the grass-hopper had become
111 burn Hit. I rnnrliml inv nnnilnoloa
a burden. I reached my spectacles down
Irom the nail, nnd fuund the (pest-mark to be
ur m I IIP Il iirmnrt r 1 1 U anil wit It una nn
hand I opened the seal, and found within
. ... w....v.. , unoituuv
.v.vmi miccn ui written leuer-paper, aireci-
eu 10 me in Aua s writing, and a snort letter
from John Henderson, which ran thus:
" 'Sly first wife, Adelino Frnzer Hender
son, departed this life on the sixth of Juiy,
at my house in tho city of Great Suit Lake,
onorny oeiore uyng slie called upon mo, in
the presence of two sisters, and one of the
Saints, to deliver into your hands the enclos
ed packet, and tell you of her death. Ac-
cording to her wish 1 send tho pupers by
mail; and, hoping you may yet bo culled to
lie a partaker, in the faith of the saints be
i ... . . . . ...
iow, i remain your aimcled, yet rejoicing
l"ew words of entreaty to his, because I am
dyinff. a,'d " aecma as if I must see you be
wet fore 1 aie vct I fear l,,u letter may not reach
'ou or vou m,iy 1,0 sick! sai for l,,at reason
wrile ,,ow t0 tel1 vou ,low terrible a ne
bodily cesslty urged mo to persuade you to such a
journey. I can writo but a littlo at a time,
n,y siUtJ ia 8a painful; they call it slow con
i sumption hero, but I know better; tho heart
ithin me is turned to stone, I felt it then
All! 'ou Bce my lninu wandered in that
la8t 'ine lt 3,i" wi" return to the old theme,
,ike fuSue tune uch as wo had in tho
PlainfielJ singing-school. I remember one
tllul wpllt 'Tie Lord is just, is just.' Is lie!
Dear Unole, I must begin at tho beginning,
you never will know. I Jwrote you from
Louis, did I not! I meant to From
,liere' 've ,,au 8 dreary journey, not so bad
from frl Leavenworth, but alter that inex
the pressibly dreary, and set with tokens of the
u'ei,u, perished before us. A long reach
prairie, day after d'iy,and night after night;
CraM ""d ly, and graves; grass, und sky,
"d graves; till I hardly kne whether tho
"l was reany stunned lor a moment, my
young friend, not only with grief at my own.
loss, but with pity and surprise at tho entire
deadening, as it appeared, of natural affec
nun in mo man to wnom t nad given ray
daughter; and also conscience was not free
from offenso, for I could not but think that a
more fervent and wrestling expostulation, on
the 6in of marrying on unbeliever, might
have eavec. Adeline from sorrow in the flesh.
However, I said as much as seemed best at
the time, nnd upon jthat 'reflection I rested
mysell; for he who adheres to a puro inten
tion, need not repent of his deeds afterwards;
and the next day, when my present anguish
and wenkiKss had somewhat abated, I read
the manuscipt Alia had sent me.
"It was, doubtless penned wi'h much re
luctance, fur the child's natural pride was
great, and no less weighty subject than her
husband's salvation could have forced her to
6peak of what she wrote for me; and, indeed,
should feel no right to put the confidence
into your hands, were not my child beyond
the reach of man's judgment, and did I not
feel it a sacred duty to protest, so long as
life lasts, against this abominable Mormon
delusion, and the no less delusive pretext ol
doing evil thnt good may come. I cannot
read Ada's letter aloud to you, for there is to
be a funeral at two o'clock, which I must
attend: but I will give you tho papers, and
you may sit in my chair and read; only, be
patient -with my bees, if they come too near
you, for they like the hop-blossoms, and never
sting unless you strike."
So saying, Parson Field gave me his
leathren chairand the papers, and I sat down
in the hop-crowned porch, to read Adeline
Henderson's story, with a sort of reverence
for her that prompted me to turn the rustling
pages carefully, and to feel startled if a door
swung to in the quiet House, as it 1 were
eavesdropping; but soon I ceased to hear,
absorbed in her letter, which began as the
"To-day I begged John to write, and ask
tut to come here. I could not write you
since I cu me but that once, though your let
ters have been my great comfort, and I ndded
llfe 1 dragged along was life c r death, as the
thirsty, feverish cays wore on into the awful
and breathless nights, when every creature
was dead asleep, and the very stars in heaven
grew dim in the hot, sleepy air dreadful
days! I was too glad to see that bitter in
land sea, bluo a the fresh lakes, with its gray
islands of bare rock, and sparkling sand
shores, still moro rejoiced to come upon the
City itself, the rows of quaint, bare houses,
and such cool water-sources, and, over all,
near enough to rest both eyes and heart, the
sun-lit mountains, 'the shadow 'of a great
rock in a weary land.'
"I liked my new house well. It wis too
large for our need, but plcasanter lor its airi
ness, and tho first thing I did, was to plant a
littlo hop-vine, that I had brought all the
wav with such great care, by tho east porch.
wanted something like Plainficld in my
home. 1 don't know why I linger to, I mast
write faster, for I grow weak all the timo.
"I likeu tho City very well for awhile; the
neighbors were kind, and John more than
that, 1 could not be unhappy with him I
thought. We had a pretty garden, for an
other man had owned the house before us,
and wo bad not to begin every thing. Our
next door neighbor, Mrs. Colton, was gocd
and kind to me, ao was her daughtor Lizzy,
a pret'y girl, with fair hair, very fair. I
wonder John liked It alter mine. Tho -first
great shock I had wa. at a Mormon meeting.
,' 1 cannot very well remember the cerenony.f
t " r . . . . . 11 '
. ft K i tj rr 1 III III. UUl 1 WUU1U
, faint away lest somo one should see me.
only remember that it was Mrs. Colton's
: husband with another wife being "sealed" to
him, as they -ay here. You don't know what:
mat means, Uncle t told; it isone ptrt of this
.i-Mg.un oi oman, mai any wan may nave,
..o - . or our wives, pmiaps more, i
only know that shameless man. with grown
daughters, and the hair on hia head snow-
White, nna tnlinn turn, anil lna niur. uiifo n
firm believer in this foith! looks on calm.
ly, and livea with them in peace. I know,
that, and niy soul sickened with disgust, but
. I did not fear; not a thought, not a dream,
nn a ah. - 1 1.1
sw a diiiiuuw ui icar IIU9BCU UIC, 1 BIIUU1U
have despised myself forever if the idea had
stninou my soui; my iiusoand was my huso
and mine before God and man! and our.
chilli U'Ss in linnvnn, hnu, nlml f ' - iU
' ' "" " ii
oii.d never be a Mormon!
"I wa sorry for Mrs. Colton, though she
did not need it, and when I saw John lean -
ing over their gate, or smoking in the porch
with the olJ man, I thought ho felt so, too,
and I was glad to see him more sociable than
una. n i ik-nn in iiia viuin. A i.ak ...I..!.. I. a
...... i.w ... c uioic. nui-r uwniit: nc
did not smoke, but talked with Elder Colton,
nnu tnon wouiu come nome and expound out
of the book of Mormon to me. I was very
glad to have him earnest in his religion, but
1 could not be. Then he grew very thought
lul, and had a silent tit, but I took no notice
of it, though I think now ho meant to have
me, but I began to p;ne a little for home.and
when I worked in tho garden, and trained
the vines nb-;iit our verandah, I use to. wish
be would help mo as he did Lizzy Colton, but
I still remembered how good he was to pity
and help them.
"Oh, fool! yet I had rathpr bo a fool over
again thaq havo imagined that I am glad of
cvan now I did not once suspect.
"But ono day I remembered evory little
thing in that day even tho slow tiokin-of
tho clock, as 1 tied up my hop-vine; and niter
that I went into the garden, and cat down on
a littlo bench under tho grape trellis, and
looked at the mountains. How beautiful they
were, an purpio in me shadow or sunset, and
the Eky golden green above them, with
scarlet cloud floating slowly upward; I hope
1 shin never see a red cloud again. Present'
I T I , . 1 . . . . ,
iy juun cn iio aiiu sat, oy me, ana i tuid inv
head on his shoulder; I was so glad to have
him there it cured my homo-f ickness; once
or twice he began to say something, and stop
ped, but I did not mind it I wanted him to
see a low line of mist creeping down a can
on in tho mountains, and 1 stood up lo point
it out; so ho ros?, too, and in a strange,
luirriru wny, uegan to say something about
the M .irinon faith, and the duties of a believer
which I did not notice either very much I
was so fi II of admiring tho scarlet cloud
when, lika a sudden thunder-clap at my car,
1 heard this quick, resolute sentence: 'And
so, according to the advice and best juJgment
f tlm fcaints, Llizabeth Cotton will bo seal
ed to me alter two days, as my spiritual wife '
" Then my soul Hod out of inv lips, in one
cry I was d,-ad my heart turned to a stone
and nothing can melt it! I did not sneak,
or sigh, but sat down on tho bench, and John
talked a great deal; I think he rubbed my
hands and kissed mo, but I did not feel it. I
went away, by-and-by, when it was daik.into
the house and into my loom. I locked the
door und looked at the wall till morning,hen
i went down and sat in a chair tilt night; and
I drank, drank, drank, iiko a fevpr. All tho
timo cold water, but it never reached my thirst.
John came home, but he did not dare to touch
me; I was a dead coipse, with another spirit
in it not his wife sho was dead and gono
to heaven on a bright cloud. I remember be
ing glad of that.
"In two dnys more he had a wife, und I was
not his any longer. I staid upstairs when
he was in the house, and locked my door, till
after a gieat many days, I began to feel sorry
for him. Oh! how sorry! for I knew -I
know he will see himself some day with
my eyes, but not till I die. Then I .found my
lips full of blood ono morning, and that pleas
ed me, for I knew it was a rroniiso of the
life to come; now .1 should go to heaven
where thpre aren't any Mormons,
"I believe, though, people were kind to me
all tho time; for I remember they came and
said things to ine, and one shook me a little
to fee if I felt; and ono woman cried, I was
glad of that, for I couldn't cry. However,
after throe months I was better; worse, John
said ope duy, and ho brought a doctor, but tho
man knew as well as I did so ho said noth
ing at all, and gavo me somo herb tea; tell
Aunt Martha that.
"Then I could walk out of dot r, but I did
not cure to; only oncj I smelt the hop-blossoms,
and that 1 could not hear, so 1 went out
and pulled up the hop-vine by tho roots, and
lu'd it out, all straight, in the fierce sunshine,
it diod directly. In tho winter John had an
other wife sealed to him; I heard somebody
say so; he did not tell me, and if ho had I
could not help it. I found he had taken a lit
tle adobe house for those two, and I knew it
was out cf tenderness for my .feeling ho did
so. Oh! Uncle Field! perhaps he has loved
me all this time) I know better, though,
than that! Spring came, and I was very
weak, and I grew not to care about anything;
so I told John he could bring those two wo
men to this house if he wished, I did not care
only nobody must ever come into my room.
He looked ashamed, and pleased too; but be
brought them, and nobody ever did coino into
my room. By-and-by Elizabeth Colton brought
a little baby down stairs, ami its name was
Olara. Poor child! poor little Mormon child!
I hope it will die aoino time before it grows
up; only 1 enouiu nut iiko it to come my side
aven; fur U llad N"" Juhn'a
"Then I grew more and more ill, and now
I am really dying, and no letter has come
from you! It takes so long three whole
months, and 1 have been more than a year in
the house with John Henderson and the two
women. I know I shall never seo you, but
1 must spcuk, I muBt, even out of the grave;
and I kceo hearing that old fuguo. 'The
Lord is just, is just; the Lord ijust and guod'.'l
said Parson Field, atmy elbow, as I decipher-
u,l it. 1 1 . l,' .
? . ' 6r..,B.
l. hilt rurffal .nmnt .a.
, UIICIU 1' Villi HUM triV It.f Jr. nl
must! I cannot die and leave
In in in his
8" hi. hi 4 flnliiMinn lin A hp nt-.f I hi nit ii .;n
but I know it. Pry! pry! dear Uncle: don't!
be discouraged-do not fear -ho wilt be un-
doceivod some time; he will repent, I know!
j mo K-rd is just, and I will pray in heaven,
, ana I will tell Nelly to, but you must. It
say. in the Bib'.e, 'the prayer of a righteous
man;' and oh! I am not righteous! I should
' 1 : I
uiiuiiu.! .1 mi, m was an unequal
yoke, and I have borne the burdet:; but I
loved him so much! Uncle Fiel.t, I did not!
keep myself from iJols. Pray! I shafl bo '
dead, but he lives,
PrftV fftr him. Anil if unii
will, for the little child bacause-I am dyin".!
- j ....... " t w vu
' Hear Nelly!"
"Are vou blottin? mv letter, vounrr mnnt".
vu mi, 1151 uroKtr. iremuiuiz imp. oi AOi'i
story. "Here I have been five minutes, and
you did not hear me!" I really had blotted
Is He J I know He i
Not Ashamed of Ridicule.
t i ii r- ...
i snail never torget a lesson, which 1 re
ceived when quito a young lad, at an Acade
mv in tho U . Amonj my school fellows
were Hartlv and Jemmn. Their u,.m mp.
what older than myself, and to tho latter I
looked UI) as a sort of 4 leader in mntlera nr
oniniun as well of snort. He un nnt t
heart malicious, but ho had a foolish ambition
of btintr thouaht wittv and sarcastic, and h
made himself feared by a besetting habit of
turning tilings into ridicule, so that he seemed
continually on the look out for matter of tie
Hartly was a new scholar, and little was
known of him omong the boys. One morn
ing as we were on our way to school he
was seen driving a cow along the road to
ward a neighboring field. A group of boys
among whom was Jemson, met him as he was
passing. The opportunity wus not to be
lost by Jemson.
'Holloa!' he exclaimed, 'whnt'j tho price of
milk! I say, Jonathan, what do you fodder
on! What will you take for all the gold on
her horns! ISoys if you want to see the la
test Paris style, 'ook at those boots!'
Hartly waving his hand at us with a pleas
ant smile, and driving the com to the field,
took down tho bars of a rail fence, saw her
safely in the inclosure, and then putting up
the bars, came nnd entered school with the
rest of us. Alter school in thenftcrnoon he
let out ths coiv, and drove her ofF, none of us
knew where. And every day, fortwoor three
weeks, ho went through the same task.
Tho boys of B Academy were nearly
nil tho sons of wealthy parrots, and some of
the in , among whom was Jemson, were dun
ces enough to look down with a sort of dis
dain upon it scholar who had driven a cow.
Tho sneers and jeers of Jemson, were accor
dingly often renewed. He once on a plen
that Ii3 did not like the order of the barn, re
fused to sit next to Hartly. Occasionally he
would inquire after the cow's health pronoun
cing the word 'ke-ow, uftcr tho manner ol
soma of the country people.
With admirable good nature did Hartly
bear all these silly attempts to wound and an
noy him. I do not remember that no wis
even once betrayed" into a look or word of
'I suppose, Hartly,' said Jemson, one day,
l s ippose your daddy means to make a milk
man of you.
'Why not! asked Hartly.
O nothing; only don't leave much watorin
the cans after you rinse them thut's all!'
Tho boys laughed, and Hartly, not in the
least mortified, replied
'Never fear; if ever I should riso to be a
milk-man, I'll give good measure and good
The day after this conversation there was
public exhibition, at which a number of In
dies and gentlemen, from reighboriiig cities
were present. Prizes were awarded oy the
Principal of cur Academy, and both Hartly
and Jemson received a creditable number; for
in respect to scholarship, these two were a
bout equal. And the ceremony of distribu
tion, the Principal remarked that there was
one prize, consisting of a gold medal, which
was rarely awarded, not so much on account
of its greut cost, as because the instances
were rare which rendered its bestowal proper.
It was the prizo of heroism. The lust boy
who received one was young Manners, who,
three years ago, rcsued the blind girl from
The Principal then'said that, with the per
mission of the company, he would relate a
short story. 'Not long since, some scholars,
were flying a kite in the street, just as a poor
boy on horse-back rode by on his way to the
mil!. The horse took fright and threw the
boy, injuring him so badly that he was car
ried homo, and confined some weeks to his
bed. Of tho scholars who had unintention
ally caused the disaster, none followed to
learn the fate of the wounded boy. There
was one scholar, howevor who hud witnessed
tho accident from tho distance, who not jonly
went to make inquiries, but stayed to render
This scholar soon learned that the woun
ded boy was the grandson ,of a poor widow,
whose sole means of support consisted i'l
selling the milk of a fine cow of which she
was the owner. Alas! what could sho now
uul She was old and lame, nnd her graud
son, on whom she depended to drive the cow
to pasture, wus now on his back helpless.
'Never mind, good woman,' said the scholar,
can drive your cow!' With blessings aud
lliauks tho old woman accepted his offer.
But his kindness did not stop here, Mon
ey was wunled to gel articles from the A pot li
ter -y. ! have money that my mother sent
mo to buy a pair boots with; but I can do
without them fur a while.' 'O no,' said the
old woman; 'I cannot consent to that; bul
hero is a puir of cowhido buots that I bought
for Henry,' who can'l wear them. II you
would only buy these, giving us what they
com, wo should get alou nicely.' Tho
i . . .
1 . . I , . . I .. . K .1.. tU. I i I .1
u.4.,ii,i0 uuuin, ciurny mr
tunrA fan. I La. .,
up to this tim
Well, t'lf n it w;i riiftcoverod Iv other bovn
r.f tVa Annrri. U . - ..l. 1 - .. il.
habit of driving cow, he was .Mailed every
day with laughter and ridicule. If;, r,.J.
hide boots In particular were made matter of
' mirth. Bui he kept on cheerfully and bra-
j vcly, day after day, never shunning observa-
lion, and driving the widow's cow, and wear-
ing hin thick boots, contented in the thought
a - t. . ..l
tuume was ocing ngni; caring not lor all
the jeers and sneers that could be uttered.
He never undertook lo explain why he drove
a cow; for he was not inclined to make a
Vmint fif Ilia rlineitnh'a Inn, l.m mnA f..lUn.
,u..iu uivii.vr.a lu iui 1 1 1 t: i
more, in his heart he had no sympathy w ith
the false pride that could Icok with riilicule
on any useful errinliivrnent. It u. l, mors
accident that his course of kindness and self
1 ir ,. .
ueuiui was vesieruav u scovereu dv nis teach.
-rtiiu now, laoies anti genucmen, i appeal
to you was tlieru not true heroism in this
boy's conduct! Nay, Master Hartly, do not
slink out of sight behind the black board!
You are not afraid of ridicule, you must not
be afraid of praise. Come forth, come forth,
Master Edward James Hart'y, and let us see
your honest face!'
Al Harily, w ith brushing cheeks, made his
appearance, what a rouiid of applause, in
which the whole company joined, rspuke
eencral anorobation of his conduct! The la
dies 8o"l upn tho benches and waved their
handkerchiefs. Tho old men wiped the
gathering moisture from the corners of their
eyes, and clapped their hands. Those clum
sy boots on Hartly 'a feet seemed a prouder
ornament than a crown whould have been un
his head. The medal was bestowed on hi in
amid general acclamation.
Let me tell good thing of Jemson. before
I conclude. He wus heartily ashain ed of his
ill naturcd raiiery, and, after we were dismis
sed, he went with tears of manly self rebuke
in his eyes and tendered his hand to Hartly,
nuking a handxomo apology for his past ill
munners. 'Think no more of it, old lellow,'
said Hartly. with delightful cordiality; 'let us
all go and havo a ramble in tho woods before
we bretk up for vacation.' The boys one
and ull, followed Jemson's example, and then
we set forth, with huzzas into the woods.
What a happy day it wrs!
John Bright on the United States.
The following remarks on the United States
were delivered in the British House of Com
mons by the Hon. John Bright, Jon the 7th
There is a country called the Uuted States
of America. Only on T.iesduy night the
verv remarkable circumstance occurred and
I think the House will be of opinion that it
is one worth notice of two of the dialing -
uished men being present listening to the
debites in the 11-use, who have occupied the
position of President of tho United S.ates
Hear, hoar, a position 1 venture to say,
not lower in honor and in dignity than that of
any crowned monarch on the surface oi the
globo. Hear, lieur.1 The United Stutes is
precisely the country that is running with us
the race of power and of greatness. Its po-1
pululi.m will, 1 believe, at tho next census,
exceed the population of the United Kingdom;
in its manufactures and general industry it
is by far the most formidable rival that the
great manufacturers of this country now
have to contend with; it has, I suppose, ten
steamers for one stjamer of this country; its
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(antic in a shorter lime than the steamships 1
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of this country; the finest vessels which are
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at this moment performing the voyage be -
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twee.i England and the Australian colonies,
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lion of the House, fur lam not declaiming,
am not making a party attack, I am treat-,
uul. uc:i;ii uuni ill mo b uiiiu uluicsi nidi-
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fore in slup-buiUing Industry the United 1
States not only compete with but inso.no re-'
specs excel this country.
Look at our present position and that
the United States. May 1 entreat the atten-!
ing that of which, in jny mind, is of vital
lo every family in tho kingdom!
This year tho Chancellor of tho Exchequer
told you that ho must havo a sum of X'M,-
000,000 in order to curry on the various de-!
purtuicnts of your government, ond to defruy '
your vast military expenditure. The United
Stutes has at this moment in her Treasury,
enough, 1 t'link, to pay oil' all her debt. De-
The whole amuunt ol the expenses of
Government of the United Stutes. not !
only of the General Government, but also of,
the 30 independent sovereign States, from )
ie 86,000,000 we are spendi ig und you
will find that about 75,000,000 will bo left, I
which is 'therefore tho sum of taxation tliat
we are paving this year more than the people I
of the United States; Somo honorable gen-
llemen know what it is to run a horse thati
has been weighted. 1 heard the other day
of a horse that won every race in which il
started up to a certain period, when it was
for the first tuna weighted. It then lost the
race, and it is reported in the annuls of the
turf that it never won a race afterwards.
Hear, hear. If that be tho caae with re
gard to a horse, it is much moro true in re
gard to a nation. When a nation Jias gone
step backwards it is difficult to restore it lo
its poiition; if another nation has passed it
the race, it is almost impossible for it to
regaiu the ground it has lost. Hear. I now
speuk particulaily to honorable members op
posite, for thero are perhaps, more gentlemen
upon that than upon this side of tho House
the happy position of owners of vas', pro
ductive, beautilul, and I hope unincumbered
estates in various parts of the kingdom,
Wo are now 10 days' journey Irom (be
United States, and within 10 years we shall
probably communicator with hat country by
telegraph as quickly as wo now do with the
Crimea. 1 hope it will be for a much better
object. Hear. The people of tho United
Slates aro our people, and there arc few
families in England who have not friends and
relatives connected with or cettlcd iu that
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; 'uinrj. i ue .nuueemema o! men lo romain
at ho i e and their atiachmcnt to the place of
ifieir tiir.h are riecee.'.-ily to some extent
weakened Ly the facility with which they
on now travel almost around tho world in a
few weeks. Da you believe that when Mie
capital of the greatest banking house in
Lombard street can be transferred to the
United States on a small piece of paper in
one post that the imposition of 75,000,000
of taxation over and above the taxation f an
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equal population in the United States, will
not have the effect of transferring capital
from this country to the Unite States, and
! if capital, then trade, population and all that
forms the bone and sinfw of this empire! 1
ask honorable members to remember what
fell on a previous evening from the rigliiho.n
orable gentleman, the President of Works.
, The i ight honorable eentleman talked of tho
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' war laatinrr. norham mi u,:,k,.,
sources undiminished. Now nothing i. easier
lor a Uornish baronet, possessing 1 am afraid
to say how many thousands a vear. a member
o! a Cabinet, or for all those who are sur
rounded with every comfort to look with the
utmost complacency upon the calamities
which may befall other not so fortunately
situated as themselves. Six years of this
war and our resources undiminished! Why,
Sir, six years of this war, at an annual ex-
the side of the United States as arainst
r .w,vvw, i!i.c .iwiuu.uuvr.
nprirlitiira .if f'T'. firm I1 ir.n nnn
condition of the people of this country.
A Jealous Wife of a Masonic
An anecdote is rotated of a wife aho was
very jealous oi her husband, who was a worthy
rnemuer ot the Masons. One evening a
(bundle came to the house, marked fur him
and labelled "private." Of course this
sufficient for female curiosity, and therefore
she indulged in inspection. Horror of horrors!
Blankets, baby's linen, bird's eye, etc., greet
ed ter astonished eyesight, and dreams of
'two families' floated through her brain. The
husband soon came in, and after tea, wheu
his wife discovered in his eye the treachery
of his conduct, as she supposed, he took the
bundle and wert oil but not alone, th-
jealous wife was on his track. The faithless
husband little imagined that she
after him. He stepped .into the house of a
friend, who also joined him, carrying a small
bundle. The wile became doubly excited
for the prospect of having a companion in
misery did i.ot impress her w ith the idea ot a
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before a Bmall tenement which they entered.
Hero she paused to meet a council of war.
What tactics to follow she was in doubt, but
determining to storm the citadel, she knock
ed. a''J ha-nty brushed by a little Jchild, ani
in a secoi d burst upon the astonished husb
and, the embodiment of innocence. Her
feelings were about to express themselves
w hen the scene bfurastler caused her to re
flect. A poor woman on a sick bed, a babe
not old enough for christening, a child in a
crio, two little girls in a bed, met her eye
sne reau tno story at a glance, and returned
ho,ne u"dtfr eri her lru and bis friend,
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ut a false conclusion from appearances again.
An id.erhocker .
ums.on o! uer gr.ei, out only an audition to j
She followed closely, and soon halted
Gen. Houston and the Battle of San
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who not omy deny the truth of his narrative,
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"us9fhlm f cowardice .nd incapacity.
Ne 0rlean8 Picayune, of the 27th ull.
"The first t0 teV7 was David Burnett,
ull,cr uuore.se. one oy uen. (o;uney oner
importance man, and one by Gen. Mirabeau B. Lamar,
"lso unca President of Texas. These gen-
ougiii ugaiusi me wisucs anu judgment oi
Houston, who is accused, moreover, of behav
duct ing with personal cowardice, as well as show
the S uer incapacity as a general. Gen. Srier-
nainifn Mainlnn In . .o.nt ..1.1....
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"-laiit'ii to me uuuie oi isan jac nio, cave a
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version of the history of his incidents, and
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llls owa connection with them, which hae
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w.wu-i.fe vut u tiuei ui I1H.IX11U1. cuiiiuiciitaiurs
'"'rmer.y rrcnuent oi icxas, and by the
,nalla wUch arrived yesterday we have two
llemen were officers during Hie battle ot San
Jacinto, and they concur with Burnett inde--
"m,lf "ousiuu lumuive laise mrougn
,,ut' U11U '". "''ruling mat the battle was
"llin 8:,yj t'"t whenever a full narrative of
u,e l,utlle ' Clven truthfully to the world,
u "- "ousioii s niusiirooui iame win rapiuiy
decompose and sink into putrescence with the
' "alsi-hoods upon which it rests;' and
Ge'-Lunar says, 'My own opinion is thai
uc '"'"" (.Houston; was me only coward
on l"ul 1 Dll"io no other, and In in
A Beavtifi'l CusTj.M.-Aniong the French
settlers in Canada, on the lower St. Lawrence
is a very peculiar custom something like
the golden marriage in Germany:
"Whenever a venerable couple have trod
the path ol life together for fifty years, they
summon to a banquet under their roof, Irom
every quarter of the land, all their children
and grand children, in whose presence is re
pe'fonned the .ceremony that nude them man
and wife half a century before, whan the
feasting ami the dunciig, which continue for
two or three nights together, bespeak a most
heartlell happiness as well as gratitude; and
at tho expiration of every five years from
that time antil separated by death, the aged
pair continue to repeat the ceremony o
pledging their vows of fidelity and truth."
The following true ft ry comes from Kanzaa:
Sixty yoko of red bulls, according to the
Frontier yews, were seen last week by an
old lady in Kanzas, hitched to an empty wa
go n .which was mired in tho streets ol this
city. The team reached entirely fiom )iill
to hill, across one of our valleys, vulgarly
colleJ guts. 'I ho wagon, boiug very light
in the mud, refused to move; the consequence
was, when that portion of the team in the
lead over on the other hill, spread themselrea
In atrong pull, and straightened the chains,
'hat 20 yolto of the bulls in trie centre were
suspended In mid air by their necks, someth
ing less than 50 feet above ground. "
The Wheat Prospect. We have mad
inquiry during the past week among farmers
in this country in reeard to the denerdationi
of the Fly and Weevil, and we are gratified to
say that the prospect thns far ia fine for a
good crop. The copious raini and cold wea
ther since the rains commenced, have had the
effect of keeping back the weevil, and it ia
probable ii will get so far advanced as to re.
ist the operations of tthia destructive insect,
by the time v. e have waraier suns and war
mer nights. The rains have caused portiona
of rank fields to lodge; but this cannot be
extensively the case. MantMd Stkld.
Drinks for Harvest.
waslquently recommended, because we know itto
There is nothing which creates thirst more ,
than laboring in the sun and such being
the case, it ia the duty of the master to have
a cool and refreshing drink supplied once in
each hour to his hands in the field. A hand
would be well occupied whose time was de
voted to this object, and it would be well to
have a small hand cart fitted up with a five-C
gallon keg or a half barrel, in which should
be a drink composed in the proportion of one
gallon of water, half a eallon of molaseea
and one quarter of a pound of ginger. . The
whole should be well stirred together, and
served out hourly. This drink we have fre-
be invigorating, and refreshing and safe, no
matter how cold the water may be. The
cooler the water, the more grateful will it be
to tne palate, the more refreshing to the ;sys
tem, the surer of giving tone and. strength to
the harvester. American Farmer.
cooling, add half a gallon best cognac bran
it. a iir,. ji, t,ir . :fi . . -n.
The following is said to be not only an ex
cellent and pleasant beverage, but a cure fjr
JJiarrhcei: Recipe Jo half a bushel of
hlar.khprriea ivoll mialij .AA llh nf
ozs. cinnamon, 3 ozs. cloves. Pulverize)
well, mix, and boil slowly until properly done
Then strain or squeeze the juice through
homespun or flannel and add to each pint of
the juice one pound of loaf sugar. Boil
again for some time; take it off and vhile
j - J 1 j i hi. uuui.i iiuit a iiii in a 1:111.
for a child, ateaspoonful or n.ore, according
To Cure Croup.
Divest the child of all clothing about the
neck and chest; then bathe the throat and up
per part ot the chest freely, with cold water,
Let this be done by pouiing, sponging, or
very .frequent application of wet cloths.
While this is being dune, prepare warm
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a'.tor anil ImmA.iii ItiA lea, in If 'TU'm
giveg relit,f in short tilne w,jen tha chnd
6houId be put quictly t0 resl whh a jug of
warm water to the feet, when
and sleep soon follow.
Any one can follow these directions im
mediately, and it is a complaint which ia
soon fatal, unless checked in the early stages
and mauy precious lives are lost because a
physician is not at hand, until too late to
save from suffocation.
I have often tried this, and it 'never failed
tc give relief in one hour, often in half that
Blackberry and Wine Cordial.
This is the season of blackberries, and we
avail ourselves cf the kindness of a friend
to publish the following excellent receipe fur
making cordial. It is recommended as a
delightful beverage, and an infallible specific
for diarrhcea, or ordinary diseases of tho
Recipe. To half a bushel of blackberries,
and lb. of allspice, 2 ozs. cinnamon, 3 ozs.
cloves. Pulverize well, mix, and boil slowly
until properly done. Then strain or squeeze
the juice through homespun or flannel, and
add to each pint of the juice add one pound
of loaf sugnr. Boil again for some time;
take it off, and while cooling, add half a gal
lon of best Cognr.c brandy.
Dose, Fur an adult, half a gill (to a gill;
for a child, a teaspoonful or more according
We also append tho following excellent
ccipe for he manufacture of a superior
w ine from blackberries:
Measure your berries and bruise them; to
every 'gallon adding one quart of boiling
water. Let the mixture stand twenty-four
hours, stirring occasionally; than atrain off
the liquor into a cask; to every gallon adding
two pounds of sugar, cork tight, and let stand
till fullowing October, and you will have
wine ready for use, without any further strain,
ing or boiling, that will make lips 'smack, aa
they never smacked under similar influences
To Cook Egg Plants.
Cut the purple egg plant into slices, a third
of an inch thick; put the slices on a plate.ooe
over the other, with a sprinkling of fine salt
between thein, and lay a weight of three or
four pounds on the top; leave them in this
situation four or five hours, oi over nigbt.
The salt will form a liquid with the juice of
the plant, which will take out the bitter
quality, and should be drained off. Fry them
brown in lard or butter.
The following is a mode of stewing them:
Toke the purple kind; stew ti.l soft; tako
off the skin and mash it; mix with swoet
herVs and grate the bread over it, and'bA
till brown. Rural A'cir Verier.