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BY J. G. PERCIVAL.
There are moments In life which aro noror forgot,
Which brighten ahd brighten as tlmo steals a
They give a frosh charm to the happiest lot,
And shine on tho gloom of tho loiiollest day.
These raomont are hullo wc J by smilos and by
The first look oflovo and tholast parting given;
As the sun In the dawn of his glory appears,
And the aloud woeps and glows with tho rain
bow la Koavon.
There are hours, thcro aro minutos, which mem
Like blossoms of Edon totwino round tho heart;
And as time rushes by on the might of his wimts;
Tboy may darken awhile but they never de
part. 0 , those hallowed remembrances cannot doray,
Butthoy come on theBOul with a magical thrill,
And In days that are darkest they kindly will
And the heart In Its lust throb will beat with
They domelike the dawn In Its loveliness now;
The same look of beauty that shot to my soul;
The snows of the mountains are bleach'd on her
And hor eyes In tho blue of the flrrrament
The roses aro dim by her chock's living bloom,
And her coral lips part lilio tho opening of
the movos through the air in a clou J of porfumo,
Like the wind from the blossoms of jeesnmino
From her eye's melting nzuro thcro sparkles a
That kindled my young blood toecstaey'sglow;
the speaks, and the tonot of hor voice aro tho sumo
As would once, like the wind harp, In niolody
That touch, as her hand mocts and mingles with
Shoots along to my heart with electrical thrill ;
T was a moment for earth too supremely divine,
And while lifo lasts its Bwcotucss shall cling to
me still 1
"We met and we drank from the crystalino well
That flows from the fountain of scienco above ;
On the beauties of thought we would silently
Till we loved, tho' wo never wore talking of lovo.
We parted the tear gllBton'd bright in horeje,
And her trombling hand shook as I dropped it
0, that moment will always be hovering by
Life may may frown, but its light shall aban
don me never I
[From the Sunday Times.]
WHO STOLE MY WIFE!
BY CHARLEY VANE.
Do you know that gentleman?" asked my
friend Harry Somers, as we sat enjoying a
cigar atone of Delmonico's tables beside
the windows that look out on Broadway.
''Do you know that gentleman?" and he
pointed to a tall, slim, dark-complected, nerv
ous looking person.dressed in a somewhat rus
ty black suit, who was just passing Stewart's
'Can't 6aythatl dr. I think he calls
himself an attache ol the press, audit ap
pears to me that 1 have seen him present, as
"Public dinners, and private 'feeds' to the
fifth estate.' Exactly. That's the individ
oal. I got slightly acquainted wiih him once,
under very peculiar circumstances. It was
quite to adventure."
"An adventure? I'm all attention. Tio
ceed." "Let me see," said Harry. "It must he
about two years ago, that, sitting in my of
fice, one morning I received a billet doux.
As I bad no leisure for affaire of the heart,
and bad pretty well outgrown all inclination
111 that ftirprtinn 1 tiimprl h littla mica!...
over in my hand for a moment, and then
placed it in my pocket."
"Put a lore-letter in your pocket without
"Precisely. I was too busy in reflecting
upon matters of greater moment. In fact,
J never thought of it until about noon, I drop
ped into Taylor's for a lunch. Placing my
naud in my pocket for change, I felt the note.
The next instant, of cqurse, I was reading it.
It was signed Antoinette."
Antoinette is a very pre llv name, in-
. . . ...
with garden in front, near the Eighth-ave
nue, and not far from Thirteenth-street.
"Love in a cottage! How romantic!"
"Stopping a Fourteenth-street stage, I got
in.and just as the clock struck 2 found myself
walking up and down before the buldiiig that
1 6usnected to be the object of my search.
The next thing, I saw a piece ol pink ribbon
dropped, as it by accident, irom the parlor
window, 1 recognized the signal, and boJIy
proceeded to asend the steps and apply my
belf to the door bell."
The pink-ribbon was good. None but t
woman of tho world would have thought of
such an expedient."
"The door was opened by a pale, thin,
blight-eyed, rather genteel-looking young
woman, plainly but neatly dressed. To my
inquiry lor Misa Brown, she responded hy
an invitation to walk in." I did, of course,
and seated myself upon the sofa, while my
lair interlocutor disappeared through a rear
door. Iliad waited long enough to notice
that the room was furnished with remarkable
economj ,when Antoinette herself interrupted
my though' by her entrance."
"But how she had altered! I certainly
should never have recognized her in the street.
She had grown stout and coarse. Sho had
lost all 0e spirituelle air that once made me
one of her most devoted admirers. Still, it
was really Antoinette; and, in spite of her
imperfections, I wo8 glial to see her. She
seemed equally well pleased to meet me, and
an hour was spent in talking of old times,
old loves, old scenes and old adventures be
fore we became calm enough to enter upon
the actual business of our tete-a-tete.
"llarrv," said she, pressing my hand, "do
you still love mo a little bit?'
wen," 1 ropiic I, witn a laugh. Tor I had
no wish to deceive her, "in reason, as Bene
dict says in reason. That is, conditionally
speaking, I might, could, would or should, if
you hud no Inuband. lie might entertain
"U pshaw! I have no husband now. I
have run away from him regiriaily eloped
and all for your sake!"
Ahcm! Ifl thought you expected mo to
believe such nonsense,' 1 replied, "1 should
put Oit-my lid instanter and eo before- you
uttered another such a complimentary opin
ion of my intelligence."
"Pooh! pooh!" replied Antoinette. "Of
course 1 am jesting, in part. I have eloped,
However, from a trant of a husband; and
wnat is more. 1 nave sent lor you to aid me
in expediting the elopement of another un
happy woniuu from another tyrant of a hus
band." "Ah, Indeed. And where i3 the other
unfortunate fair? Is it she who admitted me
at the door?"
"That's the lady. I must introduce you.
Mrs. Wilson! Mrs. Wilson! Ah, here she
conies. Isn't she pretty? And how wicked
in her brute of a husband to treat her bo un
kindly ? Mrs. Wilson, my dear, good friend,
Harry Somers. Mr. IIary, my dear, sweet,
unhappy friend, Mrs. Wilson the best of
women and the most wretched of wives."
"1 need hardly say," continued Harry,
'that after listening to all that both ladies
had to say, I prudently made up my mind to
extricate myself gently from the scheme they
were concocting. 1 did not know Mr. Wil
son. 1 had no wish to steal his wife. Anto
inette I could not love, and had no business to
love. I did not wish to steal her. In fact, I
was resolved to'have nothing to do with the
conspiracy; and wnile they were hurriedly
planning the means of escape at my expense,
arranging the hour, the signals, and the route,
I was revolving in my mind some excuse to
absent myself lor an hour, with a full deter
mination to forget to find my way back."
"That would have been very ungallant."
"Yes; but very discreet. Luckily, Mrs.
Wilson looked up at the clock and screamed.
Her husband usually returned at 4 P. M., and
it only wanted a minute of the time! Here
was confusion! The ladies were in anguish.
I was delighted. The sound of a boot upon
the door-steps completed the picture. An
toinette hurried me out of the back door.
while Mrs. Wilson hastened to admit her hus
band at the front. I was told to punctually
return at 0 P. M., and if a lamp was placed
in front of a second story window, to boldly
come in if not, to wait until that token of
perfect security became visible, and by all
means to come in a coach and be prepared to
travel as far as Boston."
"I felt, when I reached the street, as if a
load had been taken off my heart, and I
reached home with just such sensations as a
man might possibly have who had escaped
"Butyou returned at nine o'clock, of
"Not a bit of it. About nine, though,
while I was dressing to go to a private party,
a ring at the door startled me with a vague
suspicion of approaching peril. I was not a
little relieved to find that it was only my
washer-woman. 1 had changed my clothes
entirely for the occasion, and those I had
worn through the day lay upon the bed; so I
simply pointed them out to her. and fearing
somebody might come in whom I should not
care to see, 1 darted off."
"And you went to the party?"
"Yes, but the sudden il'.nessof the lady at
whoso house it was to be given.had compell
ed its postponement. So I went to the the
ater. About eleven, I dropped into the Tay
lor's to pick a bird and try a glass of sherrv.
At.twelve I returned borne to bed. In fact,
I forgot all about the women. I should
hardly haje remembered them next day, for
my mind was occupied with the annoying fact
that some rascal, the night before, 4ad en
tered my room and carried away the complete
suit of clothes, I had taken off. I suspected
the washer-woman at first, and sent for her.
But she persisted that she had not called for
my clothes yet at all, and denied point blank
"iesj anu Antoinette ued to be a very
pretty woman. But I had not seen her for
soTie yeais. I knew that she was married,
and heard that she had gone to reside in
South Carolina. The note I held in my
hand purported to come from her; informed
me that she was in New York, and earnestly
requested me to give her five minutes of my
time, about two o'clock P. M., at the house
of a female friend, where I was to mysteri
ously inquire for Miss Brown. ''
"Ah! that certainly begins to look like an
'J pulled out my watch. It was already
half-pust one. The place of appointment
was in a part of lhs city with which I was
not at all familiar. It was a cottago-house,
having visited me that evening for the pur
pose ol getting them. JNow, either she told
a shocking falsehood, or I must have been
slightly affected in the upper story. Did I
not see her with my own eyes? And a to
myself, 1 had only imbibed twice that day.
1 was 'saving up,' in truth, for the party, for
1 knew Mrs. C. had a cellar of glorious wine,
an 1 had no desire to mil it with anything
"Well, what occured next day?"
"Well, a policeman called at my office and
asked me lor a private audience. He beg
ged n.e to see the chief of police, Mr. Mat-
sen, at once. 1 lie o mcer s, tie assured rue,
were on my track. A description of my
person had been telegraphed in all directions,
to make certain of my arrest should 1 BttemptTw
10 leave lue city.
"But what for?"
"That is exactly the interrogation I nut
to my City Hall friend. But it was clear
that heouly looked on it os an innocent rs
for he simply lifted his eve-brows, shrueeed
his shoulders, genllv commenced whistling
Casta Diva and walked oflf."
"So you went to see the chief?"
'Without losing a moment. I told him I
had learned that I was wanted, and accord
ingly was on had. He was an old friend, and'
Hence I felt certain of good treatment,"
"But. why don't you give the woman up,
Harry?" said the chief. "If you do not, 1
shall be compelled to hand you over to the
bands of justice. But stop! Here comes
the gentleman himself whose heart you have
broken, Harry; whose homo you have des
poiled; whose hearth you have made desolate!-'
"And who should walk in but Mr. Wilson-.
"Oh, sir, ha exclaimed as the chief intro
duced me, 'lor God's sake' return to me the
wife of my bosom; and the child of my af
fection. Do not. 1 implore you.iob me of all
that makes life dear to me! l)i not, if you
have the feelings of a man, driva a broken
hearted husband am! fattier to absoluto de
spair." "Why, what in the mischief had, you
'Nothing! Nothing whatever: but they
all insisted that I had carried off Mrs. Wil
son the night before, as well as her child."
"And hud she really eloped, after all?"
"I didn't know. They said so. They
bitterly accused me of abducting her, and
Mr. Wilson would listen to no details on my
part of my innocence in the affair, I ad
mitted that I had been at Mr. Wilson's house
that I had seen his -vife that I furtively
made my egress as he came in; but of course
I refused to betray the ladies, and 1 could
not betray their whereabouts."
"My admissions very naturally increased
the suspicion against pie. Even the chie f
took me aside, anJ privately told me, as a
friend, that he would advise me to drop such
a shameful pbee of gdlnntrr.enil grow, quite
eloquent in his desciptinn of the domestic
misery I was crsatiug. In vain I protOted
my innocence. It ?iily annoyed him. At
last, however, a thought struck me. At
what hour, Mr. Wilson, did you say your
wue leu your
"At eleven o'clock last niaht, the neiuh-
bors say, in a carriage, with the child and
her trunks, and accompanied by a gentleman
very line yourseu."
'It did not take much time to prove an
alibi, you may imagine, in such a case as
this. The chief soon ascertained that, at
eleven P. M., I had eaten my supper at Tay
lor a and i lounti no mmcuity m bringing
fricniU who had spent the entire evening with
me, and accompanied me home at 12 P. M.
"But who did Mrs. Wilson elope with."
"Ah! that wa9 the Question. I never
found out myself for nearly a year after
"One day I had cone to Baltimore on bus
incss.when.in Pratt-strcet. near Eutaw. 1
was astounded by my meeting my own mis
sing auit of clothes!' I recognized them in a
moment. The wearer of them seemed to be
a perfect stranger to me. My first impulse
was to collar him asa thief. But then I was
in a strange city, and where was my proof?"
"The rogue's coolness was delicious. He
appeared to comprehend his position in a mo
ment. Yet he paused in front of me, look
ed me keenly in the eje. and burst out into
uncontrollable laugter. You may fancy wheth
er orot not 1 was indignant. And then lie
had the audacity to walk up to me and ex
tend his hand, with a 'Harry, my old boy,
how are you?' just as if we were old acquain
tances." "By Jove! it must have been Antoinette
in ma'e attire!"
"You're a perfect wizzard," exclaimed Har-
"And it was she, then, who had gone to
your room, disguised as your washerwoman.
carried off your suit of clothes, and in that
very apparel eloped with Mrs. Wilson and
"Exactly so leaving me to endure the
suspicion and all the unpleasantness."
"And furnishing you with the materials
for this ske tch?"
"You could not have hit the facts more ac
curately, had vou been the hero of the ad
"And the gentleman who passed the win
dow just now "
"Is the Mr. Wilson alluded to, and I
hope he will pardon me for reviving this sor
rowful episode in his life-history."
From the Plain Dealer.
Another Lie Nailed.
"In the first place' ' Herbert was not elec
ted as an Administration Democrat.
"In the next place" Hehdert was elected
as a Know Nothing.
"In the next place," he always since his
election recorded himself as such, and has
been so recorded by others, and is still a
member of the order unless lie has.like those
of the Herald, and other Fusion papers, re
cently proved himself a traitor to princi
ples adopted with open eyes.
Onk who voted in Calitornu last Sirr.
It is lucky we have a living witness among
us to put down tnose fusion lies. Will the
Herald and other Fusion prints back down?
' No wisdom like silence.
It takes a lifetime to learn how to live. .
He is above his enemies who despises
Another Lie Nailed. Political.
Letter from Judge Douglas.
WASHINGTON, July 4th, 1856.
: learn from the newspapers that
on Sunday, the first day of June, in a ser
mon preached by you in the Plymouth Con
gregational Church of Chicago.you deemed it
your duty to assail me personally and by
. Referring to the affray between Mr. Sum
nerandMr. Brooks, you say : "Douglas,
or GIANT INFAMY,' STOOD B? WITH 1118
rIAKDS IN HIS POCKETS
Although I have no personal acquaintance
ith you, or knowledgo of your character as
a citizen or a minister of the Gospol, my
respect for your profession and for those
Christian principles which it Is your duty to
pocluim and observe, induces me to take it
for granted that you would not knowingly
utter an unmitigated falsehood in the pulpit
on the Sabbath day, with the intent to in
jure the character of a fellow-citizen, and
tliat having committed such an act of injus
tice, you will feel it both a duty and a pleas
ure to repair the injury in the same place,
ind before the Bame atidienco where the in
jury was done. Willi the view of enabling
you to do mo and yourself and the causo ol
truth the act of justice indicated, I now state
to you that it is not true that I stood
by with my hands in my pockets at the time ;
that I was not In the Senate Chamber when
the affray took place that I did not witness
any part of the transaction that I was en
gaged in consultation on public affairs with
several Senators and Representatives in
another part of the Capitol at the time, and
had been so engaged for moro than an hour
previous that I had no knowledge, intima
tion or belief that any such transaction was
to take place at that or any other time --nor
had I any knowledge or reason to believe
that either Mr. Sumner or Mr. Brooks was
in or near the Capitol at the time ; and when
I returned to tho Senate Chamber the af
fray had been over and quiet had been re
stored for some time.
These facts aro not only susceptible of
proof by the Senators and Representatives
referred to, but ore so will known to tho
Senate and to the whole coinrrunity here,
that no gentleman would hazard his charac
ter for truth and veracity by intimating his
belief in the truth of the charges which you,
under some strange misapprehension, have
made against me in the pulpit of a Christ
ian Church, on the Sabbath day.
You are akto represented as having made
another charge against me, equally unfoun
ded and untrue, which I quote from the
newspapers, not having seen a copy of tho
printed sermon: " This and the Kansas
crime reveal a new step in the policy of sla
very : that vhvsical forte must and shall bo
fused to tarry out its measures. - Thelnati
gator of ail tins crime (Douglas) a short
timo since ventured to divulgo the secret
policy, when he declared to its first victim,
' We will subdue you, sir,' and no one
knows but this very thing was in his mind
at the time."
In this passapre vou attribute to me lan
guage which I never uttered, and a senti
ment which I never conceived or harbored.
It Is true that the New York Tribune and
other unscrupulous partisan sheets attribu
ted to me several months ago the samo sen
timent, but it is also truo, and the official
debates of the Senate attest tho fact, that I
promptly denied it in open Senate in tho
presence of Sir. btimncr and all others to
whom it was uliegd to have been directed,
and not one of them intimated or pretended
that the charge which had been thus branded
in open Senate ns a base calumny, and ad
mitted to be such by the silence of all the
Sonatprs to whom it was Baid to have been
directed, is now rcpeated.after the lapse of se
veral months, in the pulpit ofthe Plymouth
Congregational Unurch, and made the foun
dation ol a series of inferences equally un
founded and unjust. I have never advised
or failed to rebuke a resort to physical force
as a substitute for truth and reason in the
discussion and decision of public questions.
Whether the Nebraska Bill was a Crime
or a wise and lust measure, is a question
which I have always held myself ready to
discuss calmly and dispassionately on all
proper occasions ; and it physical force or
inol i violence, or any other improper means
have been used to destroy the freede.m of
speech, cither in Chicago or elsewhere, it
has not been approved by me or my friends.
I send this letterto you, instead ofthe news
papers, for the purpose of giving you an op
portunity of doing justice to me and the
cause of truth, which I trust you will regard
a christian duty, in the same pulpit where
the injury was committed.
I have tho honor to be very respectfully,
Your obedient eervent,
S. A. DOUGLAS
Rev. J. E. ROY, Chicago, Ill.
Benton on Buchanan.
Col. Benton recently made a speech in St.
Louis in favor of the Cincinnati nomina
tions. The St. Louis correspondent of the
Lancaster Intelligencer, thus reporU his re
marks: "Ha said he had been asked what be in
tended to do, now that his son-in-law, Mr.
Fremont-was a candidate lor the Presidency?
He remarked that he had never asked for
government jdace for any of his family, and
when he said a thing he would do it, and
when his country called for his aid, OCT he
knew no family ties ne would vote and
worn lor uucnanan in opposition to all p ir
lies, and know no family ties in such a con
test, where the preservation of the Union
and the Constitution was at stake. He
would vote for Mr. Buchanan, and call upon
every man present to put a shouldei to the
wheel, not only vote lor tne veteran states
man, but to give him their support in tarry
ing out the great priciples of the Democratic
party. Mr. Buchanan he said was certain
of being elected, and the duties devolving up
on him, as the Chief Magistrate of this glori
ous Republic would be far greater than that
resting upon any former administration.
But Buchanan was the man, and what he
did would be for his country's good.
" Bobby, what does your father do for
living 1 " " He's a philanthropist, sir."
"A what 1 "A philanthropist. He col
lects money for Kansas, and builds houses
out ofthe proceeds." ,
I) EL A W A R B,
M A R Y L A D.
M I C II I 6 AN.
NEW J E R S E Y.
NORTH C A.R 0 L I N A.
Benton on Buchanan. The Brooks ad Sumner affair.
Heretofore, fights' among members have
never been noticed by the House, unless they
took place in the House while the sesssion,
and then only apologies were required' No
one never thought of making political capi
tal out ol these personal brawls, until this
Fusion God and Liberty party took them uu,
The older members of the'House are nearly
all Democrats, and Irom the boutli. lhey
vote against the House embroiling itself iii
these matters, it being against custom, and
believing in a waul of jurisdiction. In the
Brooks affair they have so voted. A majori
ty of the House first voted a disapprobation
of the ass (i It, end a censure of Sumner, by
adopting Mr, Enomsm's resolution, which
reads thus: 'That the house declares its dis
approbation of the assault, and deems this
a nt occasion to express its disapprobation
of the use oj language in debate personally
offensive to individual members of Congress,
or States of the Union."
A majority then voted to expel IBbooks,
which, although it requires two-thirds, an
swered every purpose, for when Bhooks
found he was not wanted there, he resigned.
We are glad the vote had so desirable a re
sult: We want no men in Congress so in
tensely chivalrous that they cannot bear to
hear thsir native or adopted State abused by
any black-guard that is disposed so to do.
Instances upon instances of this kind have
occurred heretofore, and no action was taken
upon them by Congress. Gen. Sam Hous
ton, who assaulted a member of Congress
from 0. a few years eiucR wax, fined by the
Court $300, yet no action was taken by
Congtess. Senator Foote of Misssssippi,
drew a pistol in the Senate while in session
upon Col Benton, yet he was not called to
account. Mr. Fremont, the present aboli
tion candidate for President, assaulted Mr.
Foote near the Senate door, yet he was not
The present fusion Clerk of the House
while a member of Congress, and while the
House was in session, jumped over his own
desk and those of three others, to knock
down a member who had been giving him
sass, when he was brought up standing by
the muzzle of the member's pistol pointed
at his head. Still . all the Black Republicans
voted for this bully cleik. Was there ever
a party so shamefully inconsistent and dis
honest as tliia free spoil, free love. Fremont
ana lusion party! .very dog ngnt now
which occurs in Washington, unless between
two fusion pups, must engage the attention
oi our rationa! Representatives, and txs '!
potted on by a Black Republican commit
"Oh, for a forty rmrson power
"Toning thy proiso hypocrisy."
An Overwhelming Reply.
In the course of an able, and withering re
buke to the oft-rsfutcd slanders in regard to
the lederalisni ol Mr. .Buchanan, the a. i.
Day Book say::
' Now, the truth is, Mr. Buchanan never
was a federalist in the true sense of that
term. A federalist was an opposcrof the
war of S i; Mr. Buchanan supported the war
by his own cood sword. Mr. Ltichanan
v as elected to Lontress tne nrst time in
1820, and as a supporter of Mr. Monroe's
administration; yet as this administration
was supported by tne ledetalists, the Uin
tonians, and democrats, it gives his enemies
a chance to say that he was a federalist.
The true way to determine what he was is to
go to the record. Did he support federal or
whig measures? Did he favor a strict or
liberal construction of the constitution? By
their fruits ye shall know them. Now al
most the first speech (and a most able one it
was) which Mr. Buchanan made on the floor
of Congress was in opposition to a bankrupt
law. In the speech he showed its injustice
to the laboring classes, and its wrong in
granting special privileges to the few.
"Upon other questions his lecord is equal
ly democratic. Party lines then were not
drawn. The old federal party had forsaken
its principles, and made pretentions to the
'era ol good feeling,' as it was called.
When, however, Mr. Monroe drew the line
in his celebrated message upon interna! im
provemeiil,and in the enunciation ofthe Mon
roe doctrine, the goats soon seperated from
the sheep. The former all at once became
'national republicans,' and Mr. Clay, cha
grined and disappointed joined them.
Where was Mr. Buchanan all through this?
Did he go off after the strange gods of the
republican party, like 60 many pretended
democrats of the present day? Not at all.
We find him unwavering in his support of
democratic principles from the day he enter
ed on the floor of Congress until the present,
and tee defy his enemies to prove different-
A Good Hit." Tom," said a gentle
man to a friend in New York, on a Sabbath
or two ago," Where shall we go to Church
to-day 1 "
" I don't know, suppose we go and hear
"What!' exclaimed tho first speaker,
on sunnav -
Letter of Ex-President Martin
Van Buren in Favor of James
Buchanan for President.
Ex President Martin Van Buren has writ
ten a long letter to the Tammany Society,
of New York, in which he takes ground for
James Buchanan as President. We nuke,
the following extract from it I
Mr. Buchanan, in his letter of acceptance",
pledges himself to the people, "should the
nomination ofthe Convention be ratified by
the people that all the power and Inflnenca
constitutionally possessed by the Executive
shull be exerted in a firm but conciliatory
spirit, during the single term he remained in
office, to restore the same harmony among
the sister States which prevailed before tin
apple of discord, In the form of slavery agi
tation, had been cast into their midst.'' H
knows that this pledge can be redeemed id
but one way, and that is by securing to tha
bona fide settlers of the Territo'y, if mit
ters should be allowed to remain as th
now stand, the full, free and practical enjoy
ment of the rights intended to be granted
to them by the organic act, including that of
free suffrage, and no one will understand
better than he that nothing short of the sub
stance of those rights would answer the pur
pose or satisfy the excited end vigilant scru
tiny of those who will watch every step that
is taken in the matter. Doubts were at one
time thrown out I know not from what
quarterin regard to the power of the Ex
ecutive to give this security; but affairs now
in progres snow '.nai mese uouois, u iticy
ever existed, have been dispelled. The
Constitution makes it the express duty of tha
Federal Executive to see that "the laws am
faithfully executed," and he is clothed with
powers adequate to Its performance.
Will Mr. Buchanan, if elected, redeem
his pledge? I brieve he will and therefore 1
will cheerfully support him. All that can
be asked of hiin is to do equal and exact jus
tice to every section of tha country to ex
ercise the high powers with which he will ba
invested to secure the object in view, as well
because it will be right so to do, as because
there may be reason to fear that the existence
of the Government itself may depend upon
n is securing it. bemuen lias oeen said in
regard to the dangers with which the Union
is threatened, as to require no inconsidera
ble effort ou the part of an earnest man to
touch upon the solemn theme for fear he
might be suspected of a desire to prostitute
it to comparatively better purposes. But all
must admit it to be certain there never was
a period in the history of this Republic when
sectional animosities were so rife, or had, to
so great an extent, inflamed the masses of
the people. If the Confederacy shall prove
strong enough to withstand these torrents of
bitter watcrs.it will allorcl the best evidence
that the love of union is as deeply impressed
upon the American heart as its most sanguina
frieilds have imagined it to be. I see eood
grounds for hope that such may be the nap
py issue out ot our present alarming condi
tion, as the prospect ol Mr. Buchanan's elec
tion. He is neither an untried man nor one
of ordinary stamp. He has for a long time
been lavorablv known to the public service.
and comes before the country with a charac
ter already lormed, and a mind thoroughly
trained in the schools of experience. In re'
gard to the future action of such a man, his
constituents are not left to conjecture and
hope, but may form positive opinions. Ha
has established a foreign reputation,in regard
vu n mcu ue leuiioi tan lu ur. buiiciiuub. lis
has, with characteristic good sense, relieved
nimseii irom tne imputation ot Demg in
fluenced by a desire to conciliate any special
or partial interest, with a view to a re-election,
and his acts from misconstructions
which the suspicion of being so influenced
might engender. That a man w ith such an
tecedents, and occupying such a position
acting in a matter of sufficient interest to at
tract the attention of the world, and in the
presence of a free and intelligent people,
among whom he was reared, and expects to
spend the evening of his life, can fail to per
form his entire duty when the path that
leads to it Is so plain, that the wayfaring man
though a fool, could rio err therein, is a con
summation that 1 am very certain can never
I am, very truly yours.
M. VAN BUREN.
BLACK REPUBLICAN VIEW.
"I have no doubt that the free and slave
States ought to seperate." "J. S. ?.,"ofth$
New York Tribune.
"It is the duty of the North, in case they
fail in electing a President and a Congress
that will restore freedom to Kansas, to revo
lutionize the government. "Resolution of a
Black Republican Meeting in Wisconsin,
"I pray daily that this accursed Union may
be dissolved, even if blood have to be spilt."
Black Republican Clergyman of Povgh
keepsic. "We earnestly request Congress, at its
present session, to take such initiatory meas
ures for the speedy, peacelul, and equitable
dissolution of the existing Union, as the ex
igencies of the case may require." Black Re
publican Petition to Congress
"Tha Union is not worth supporting in
connection with the South." Horace Gbeb
ley. "The constitution is a reproach and
league with Tophet." William Lloto
"Let the Union slide.' Nathabiel T,
"Disunion is a tcord which ought not to
be breathed amongst us even in a whisper.
The worl ought to be considered one of dread
ful omen, and our children should be tuught
mat it ts sacrilege to pronounct it. Jamu
We find the following beautiful and pain-
otic sentiment in a speech of Mr. Buchanan,
delivered in the House of Representatives in
1822. How perfectly has it been illustre
by his subsequent public career !
"If I know myself, I am a po!ii;v.;B ;,l
of the East nor of the West 'of ' J
South-I, therefor,, J
Mpressior.8, the direct tendency ol wkkk
iDUSi be to create sectional jealousies.section,
al divisions, and at length dyunion-tha
worst of all political calamities,"