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ra..l Kr.,.iF--WaK W.; WHITNEY, JOHN
Oh I dimly through the mists of years.
That roll Ihelr dreary wares between,
Tho gorgoous sunset land appears,
A riayed In hues of fadeless green.
And from that ler otr emny clime,
Old half-forgolten eongs arise, -And
stealing o'er the wares of Time,
The sweetly lingering music dies.
As some bright island of the sea,
Forarer blooming: erer fair
Though cold, dark billows rouud It be, .
r.ternal sunshine horers there.
Thus o'er the silent sea of yeara,
Our eager, longing looks are cast, , .
Where robed in fadeless spring appears, ;
'IbesuulilKdenof lliunast. . ,. .
There memory weaves the garlands gi
Beside the lone, honebaunled su
And musing 'mid (he Arcadian scene.
Twines Bowers that bloom for us no more.
Oh I hallowed elline I blest land of love 1
Rweel paradise of early dreams I ..
Mill through thy vale my fanci rove,
Bull bask eaasaUi Uiy evening boams.
And there Ihey dwell those cherished ones, .
Wllb snow white brows and waviug hair J
I aeetliem uow I heartheir tones
Of sweetness sigh aloug Uie air.
liar 1 how their sllvory voice, nug
In cadence wilta the wind's low sigh;
, Nor sweeter than tbe wind harp's string ,
'1 kut wakes at eve lie melody.
They catl nsi they wave their hands ..
As by th mirage lifted high,
That clinio In ail Us beauly stands -
Against the forohoda of the sky.
With wreathed brows with laugh and song.
With tender looks band clusped in hand,
They move along, that lova-llnked throng
Within tbe haunted sunset laud. . . , '
From IA WerM im ti t.
. The land before me was , coveroil with
Jong rough gmse, and in the diatance
bleak, rugged mountains tost tlicmsulvca
in tlie clouds. ', In vain I looked fur food.
Klowly I staggered on my trembling limbs
liora tho shore, in the vain l:ope that I
might meet soma fellow being who would
administer to my wants, As yet,: I had
not reflected that I was in a land of cruel
barbarians. At last I came to a brook, of
which I dranb, and the strange insect
voices from the grass, the' bat9 flapping
their wings in ray face, and the shrill hiss
now and then, of wliat I thought to be
serpen 1 9, rendered my condition wretch
ed indeed. Without rcBting, I still movod
forward. I had now reached the fool ot
the mountain; and the stars shone faintly
enabl.ujf b-4o oroose toy pat)u-fIl was
ihs winter of iba south : wind Mldwing on
tot wet clothds. chilled mo to the heart.
I hastened on, hoping to find some shelter
from the blast, i JsJy path grew very steep,
and I proceivod (hat I bad gone lar up
tbe mountain. It was excessively cold,
and 1 felt I could not co . muoh further.
Presently, I came to the mouth of a cave,
into which leaves had drifted,, and. n I
could go no further, I gave up, and crept
far into- th eava, and lay. down "on the
dry leave. 80 weak was, I ' front want
of food, o chilled by the if ind on my
damr clothes, and so latiguod from buf
feting the waves, groping;, through! tho
grass of the plains, and climbing tbe 1 nig
ged mountain, that 1 immediately fell
into a profound steep, which .must have
lasted many long hours: but to' mi
the Bleener it seemed but as a moTnetrl.
My sleep was distnrded by the most
curious arefcms, aoQ vo mis aay i"y ro
us vivid in m tnemofv 9 any real facts
in mv life. I need not detail " them; I
could not convey U your mind aohar
conception of their wild and unique char
acter. Me-thought I rested on a velvet
sofa, wide awake, yet withoutlhe power
to open my eyes. Beautiful little boys.
I thought, stood around me amusing them
selves bv drawincr vilvel cords and silk
- handkerchiefs across my faoo and naked
limbs. Yet tbey never spoke a word, but
I could hear the craokling of the straw
beneath the car pot, aa they moved about
tbe roomv 8'till, the same ourioue, vel
vety sensation, was felt; somalimta they
seemed to plaoe a long velvet cord aoross
my forehead, and press it; then a dozen
cords were drawn across my face;atonoe.
And they teemed sometimes . to tickle
my faoe; to run the end of cord into
my ear or push it between my lips the
Coras semming hmvHt dtctu) toy cola
I confess thatl fia not a tittle astonish
ed at tli is treatment;, for If; now ' felt that
my mind had gradually passed from the
dreaming to the waking, state. Still, I
had nut yet indentiGed my condition or
locality. My mind was in that confused
state, in which, after a season of fever, 'or
a change of place, we are,-sometimes be
wildered pn awakening and utterly, una
ble toreconsile ourselves to outward, cir
cumstances, ' ' ;
This state continue J sometime, and as
I became more clearly consciously anx
iety and bewilderment as to what the
velvet cords and handkerchiefs could
mean, increased, Slowly slowly, the
events since the sinking of the - Lifebling,
came into my mind. Oradunlly just as
liglit breaks in on the vision I bethought
myself of the cave and my bed of leaves.
But now my confusion increased,, for
whal cpuld supply the place of what I
thought to be boys with velvet ropes.
Tho leaves, I knew; were my leafy mat
trass; but the buys and ropes, what ware
they? The st.-aw unier tbe carpets was
amotion oinong the leaves. The wind
could not blow in tbe shattered cave.
Life! life! yes, quick as an electric
shock, it struck my mind that I was iiot
alone in the cave that some kind of crea
ture was beside and over me on my leafy
couch. But what could that living crea
ture be? r
"Tell me toll mo what it was?'' I, bo
coming impatient, demauded of the crip
ple visitor.
"I will tell you, my young friend, as
briefly as passible. But do you not wish
to retire?' .
Here we glanced at the clock, and were
astonished to find it half-past . two in the
"Not no!" I raplied, "go on with
your histqry. But here, n fresh yourself
from this pitcher, while I light a new ta
per, and build up the fire. There sir, I
am ready."
He continued: "At this moment, an
unaccountable dread of opening my eyes
on some sad, and pet haps fatal reality,
possessed me; and for some time I re
maiued in the most pitiable state of sus
pense. I knew that Madagascar was no
ted for its many and venomous serpents,
and the apprehension now flashed into my
mind that my body was covered with
deadly snakes, and that the least move
ment would expose me to countless fangs.
My heart almost ceasGd to beat at '.he
thought. I confess I do not believe sin
ful human nature capable of more excru
ciating torture in the future world than I
suffered mentally of thU moment. Sliou'd
I movo a limb, or open an eye, or draw
alongbrtath, ins'.nnt destructiuu would
prolably follow.
It n ust have been late in the morning
how, for I felt the warm beams of the sun;,
and as theii light fell on my eyelids, I
was tempted to leap up and attempt to es
cape, but s moment's reflection showed
mo tbe danger, and I foibore. I had now
so long, dwelton what I thought my
dangerous condition, that I had overcome
iny first terror, and was enabled to act
with caution. And as there now seemed
no cord, that is, serpent, on or near my
face, I ventured to gradually open my
eyas. I need nor tell you that no antici
pation what ever could have fully pre
pared me tor whal I now saw. The first
that caught my eyes, ac I looked out from
the cave, without moving a muscle, was
a festoon ofseipents depending from vines,
which hung like curtains from tho rooks
at tho mouth of cavern, I dared not
look longer lost my terror should betray
m. It was some lime ere again I ven
tured to look. Great strength of nerve
and Self control alone could have enableed
me coolly to see wUat I now saw. All
the entrance of the cave, was nlivo with
beautiful serpents, winding, coiling, and
disporting among tho vines, in the warm
sunshine. Inside the cave, as far ' as any
range of vision extended. I observed larger
and uglier reptiles, clinging to tho niches
of the cavern. I saw now that motion
was curtain death. I therefore oloeed my
eyes, committed myself to God, in prayer
and resigned myself to meditation. Yon
may partly conceive with what feelings it
was ,hat 1 now and then felt a heavy cold
snako wind himself around my neck,
across my face, or insert his cold head in
my bosom, or under my arm. 1 had not
remained in this pensive state long, be
fore I heard a distant crackling in the
bushes'without ; the cavern It' came
nearer and nearer,' till at last the leaves
about me seomed in a rustlo. I opened
my eyes, and saw what seemed legions of
serpents, crawling rapidly towaiu me. in
terror and confusion 1 shrieked, "ueipi
help!" and remained absolutely unable
to move a muscle, and without the pow
er of thonsbt.- As I screamed, I - fell as
though a dozen birds were picking my
flesh; but this soon ceased and tli6ra fol
lowed a sickening suffocation, tfna . then
it teemed that ten thousand needles were
prickinsr my entire body from head to
foot. Knob nhyslcial Bufferincs I had
never conceived it possible for the frame
to sustain; but it soon subsided, or per
haps my seBiskivenes was destroyed, and
1 seemed (0 lull into ; deep deadly stu-
'"What my friend1," I interrupted here,
"eaused tbe pricking sensation?"; '
"You, must not knowyet;"; he replied,
and continued; "enough of sensation re
mained, however, to enable me to know
that I no longer remained in tf o cavern,
but that I was in the handeof somestrong
beings, who bore me along,- at the same
tisae, the strangest cries, howls or yoices
that baa vet fallen on my ears.- un, 1
was borne. I tried to open my eyes dui
the muscles must have been potttly wd, lor
I could not move their lids. I Knew 1
was not in the olaws of tigers, for they
would have crushed me to death at once.
Liops I knew were not generaly found in
herds. , erelhey some unknown sea
monsters, hearing me to the vast deep
from whioh I had so lately escaped?
Such questions were vexing my partiy
aotive mind, when suddenly I was dash
ed as it seemed, into a body oi . water.
loan again my suffering returned, and
as soon passed again to deadly stupor. .
"But I see that tbe narrative of my
sufferings is painful to you, and I must
haston tea conclusion. ; Suffice it to spy,
that kfter a blank period of twenty-seven
days as I afterwaeds learned I found
myself iq one of' the state-rooms of
splendid steamer on her way from Bom
bay to Loudon, and surrounded by . three
persons, whom I soon recognized as be
iug fellow-passengers on the ill-fated
Liebling. They were engaged in dreading
and washing my limbs and neck. My
arms snd legs possessed little sensitive
ness and were covered with deeaiinir
flesh, especially . my right leg and left
arm. It was a cool, , but sunny, Southern
September day, and I learned thntwo had
doubled the Cape, and were fast approach
ina the line, and in not many days, if we
had luck, we would be landed in the great
Metropolis. My friends Boon left me a-
lone to my own reflections, and as soon as
I thought of tbe past, I jwag siezed with
an unconquerable lopeing to learn how I
was rescued from the beasts, or whatever
they were, and how I was found, and ta
kon aboard the vessol. I had just fallen
into a doze, when I was awakened by the
entrance 01 one ot my friends, Hans fr roin
er, who, in reply to ray inquiries, ad
dressed me in the following language:
"You recolleot, Mr. Thomas,' (my
name.) said be, 'that of the four boaie
three got safely out from the ship. I with
my two companions were in ti e last
After great Buffering and many dangers
we arrived at Port Dauphin in safety.
tiers, as tliero was no vessel in port, We
had to wait till ono might arrive. We
never heard of tho wrecked Lieblinij nor
the other boats. Becoming wearied of
the monotony of the villace, a party of
ten. myself included, on the second day
alter the wreck, procured arras snd made
an excursion into the interior of the island
We must have proceeded about 16 miles,
when we discovered a prty of the natives
approaching us and bearing a burthen.
We hailed them, and they halted till we
came up. What was our astonishment
on finding that it was a human body
which they bore along. , And our unxie
ty was further increased when we per
cieved that its arms and legs wero swell
ed to twtce their usual size, and that the
eyes were enti rely hid beneath the swoll
en flesh of tne face. Large' leaves of a
strange herb were tied about the neck
and ankles. We saw that the body lived,
bui in a strangely stupefied condition, and
from the time of discovery, we conject
ured that the person was one of the Licb
ling'8 crew. By means of signs we learn
ed that tho stranger had been found not
far off; and on consultation, we divided
into two parties, the one bearing tho body
to the village, and the other, including
myself, returning with the savvgea to
where tliey had lonnd the stranger. VYe
hoped to get further report of the crew of
thd ship. V e were conducted to a cave,
where we observed there had rtcently
been Grer and on . entering tbe cavern,
what waa our astonishment to find the
entire floor covered with dead and dying
serpents! some had only been scorched,
and some wcr burned to a crisp. Wo
learned from the savages that they had
been huntibg a quadruped pecaliar to
their island, winch was found in hollow
U'ees, from which it could only bo driven
by smoke; and that passing on a moun
tain side, they heard in a cave a human
cry. They rushod up, and seeing the
body lying motionless araonir a don of
snakes, they set on tire tho leaves io or-
der to destroy the serpents. Most of the
snakes had soon fled into the deep recess
es, and the leaves wero so nearly burned
up that they rushed in and bore away the
body. They aw that the body already
oegnn to swell, and they hastoned toa pc
culiar mineral spring where they bathed
it, knowing from experience that the
waters had a powerful virtue in counter
acting poison. They then tied some herbs
on tho body and were coming to the vil
lage when they met us. We now return
ed to tho village and found what, after
many days, wo recognized to be your
boiiy in a loirioiy mutilated state; not a
hair was on your head, and, tho entire
skin had come off from your r.enk, legs
and arms. Aftor several days; under the
care of tho surgeon, your case was pro
nounced hopeful, and two days after, you
with all who were saved from the wreck,
embarked in a sloop which had been driv
en into Port Dauphin by a heavy gale.
In two days we disembarked 011 the isle
of Mauritius, where we soon rc-einbarked
on this Vessel, which touched at the ishnd
on her way from Bombay t London.
ThcBe facts from my fellow passengers,
were light to tbo darkness of some expo
rience whioh hitherto lay wrapped in
mystery, I scarcely need explain.
"But you have not told mo," said I
"what that pricking was."
Do you not percieve," said he, "that
the crackling in the bushes was tbe ap
proach of the nativen 'that the serpents,
alarmed at their approach,' ran into the
cavo, alarming me so that 1 cried tor help
that the picking of the birds wag tho
striking of poisonous fangs into' my flesh
that the pricking of my entire body, and
the succeeding numbness, was caused by
the burning leavoB which lay around and
ovor rhy body that the beings who bore
me away and plunged me into the foun
tain were tbe natives and that the strange
voices were only tbe accents of an un
known tongue?" .
"It is all very dear now," I replied
"but being a little dozy, I had forgotten
part of your narrative, . But how did you
lose your leg and arm?','. . -
To this the old sailor replied "Un me
27th of September, after a safe voyage,
the Bombay steamer arrived at the dooks,
and I was moved to the Marine Hospital
For several days my arm and leg bad
crown worse, and, after a slight examina
tion, It was deoided that they must be
amputated. After this was done I rap'd
ly recovered, snd in six months sfter my
arrival at the hospital, 1 felt so well snd
was so tired of confinement that I request
ed permission to leave, which was grant
ed. It happily occurred, that, before the
sinking of the Liebling, I bad thought e
nough to buckle on my body a large leath
ern belt, wbish contained my wages, and
this small bible, the losing of which would
have caused me more pain than the loss
of ray aim. I had not stayed many days
in London before 1 thought that I would
like to end my defys in America, and ac
cordingly I took passage and arrived is
New York on tbe 20th of May. Since
then, I have been passing from city to city
and village to village. The remnant of
my wages has been tapidly pissing awiy,
and I have now but a lew shillings left.''
' Hers my friend gave a deep sigh, and I
saw tbe tear of sorrow stand in hs dim
eyeB. Looking at the clock I saw that it
was a quarter past three i a the morning,
yet the wind had been to wild and my
mind so excited by tbe story of ibe Chris
tian sailor, that I had not the least inclina
tion to sleep, My guest observed (hat he
had slept the entire forenoon of the id
instant at a farmhouse about four mile
up the river. This late sleep, and the
four miles travel onlv, added 10 the exhil
arating influence of tbe strong tea I bad
made lor the sailor early in the nigh,, suf
ficiently accounted for his wakefulness.
Drowsiness, however came, and after re
cruiting my fire, we threw ourselves pn a
buffalo robe, and were soon asleep. I said
I slept; but I mistake. I only dozed, for
at the end of every few minutes I wis
s:artcd to wakefulness by visit ns of hid
eous serpents.
" At five o'clock I arose, and soon saw
with joy the rising sun. The sailor slept
on. however, till nine o'clock, when he a
woke and partook of ham, coffee and toll,
which I had made ready. The sun now
learned out warmly, and I could not in
duce him to remain longer. Never shall
I forget the morning when after iovoking
ten thousand benedictions of heaven on
me, and grasping my Land warmly, as
none but a Bailor can, he hooked 011 his
budget, took his crutch, and with slow
pace departed. I know not with what
mehncholy reflection I sat at my window
and gazed after his footsteps till he dis
appeared io the distance. - t
The Baltimore Exchange, in speaking
of MrLincoln, says:
"He is comparatively an unknown man,
and has filled few public officer, and if
he commands the confidence of tbe people
of the North, he docs so simply as the rep
resentative ot tne'r sentiments, and not
because he has shown himself to possess
any very high administrative or executive
capacity.'. '
Does the Ballimore'Exohaoge remem
ber that General Taylor was an "unknown
roan" until he measured weapons with
Santa Anna at Buena Yista, and where he
finally won a victory, after being whipped
three times without knowing it?
Does tbe Exchange know that Tom
Ewing learned Lis first law by tho light
of pitch pine knots, at da1 wuges?
Doos tho Exchange know that Tom
Corwin learned his first lessons by the
light of a tallowed rag, when he lay disabled
from a leg broken, while "teaming" sup
plies to Harrison's troops, on the like
frontier, in the war of '1Z?
Does the Exchange know thai Mr.
Fillmore was once a practical fuller, and
first learned how to practice American in
dustry, and then how to protect it?
. It is of ihe essence of folly to say that
Mr. Lincoln has not shown himself to
possess any very high capacity, when the
very tact II' at thirty years since he was a
. -. , . , , .
day laborer on a farm proves that he has
capacity equal to any nita'nmen!
Tbe papers that oppose the UcpuUican
party ought to have enough of sense left
to enable them to drop the subject of Mr
Mr. Lincoln's former humble position for
the very I'aet that be has overcome the
embarrassments that cluster around the
pathway of the humble-born and the
pror, but stamps Mr.' I incoln as a man of
giant mental strengta.
But the Baltimoro American says that
Mr. Lincolo is not ne "educated gontle
man." and that his lifo is "obseute."
That paper says:
"We cannot resist comparing this nom
ination with that of the Constitutional
Union Convention. Only think of it-
John Boll, the educated gentleman, the
experienced statesman, the man who has
brought ability and dignity to tne dis
charge of important -official duties; and
'Abe Lincoln," the disputatious village
politician, the stump orator, whose high
est qualification has been an off-hand pop
ular manner, and a rough wll, and whose
public rife is ftd obscure as it is unmerito
rious. Comparisons, truly, ate odious,
but the1 BDopie will hot fail to draw them.'
AH we can say is, inai wuiie tur. uen
was acquiring his good manners, Mr.
Linooln was splitting rails, layirg worm
fence, and tending bar to gain a liveli
hood, and to get a little ahead, so as to
reach the profession Mr. ' Bell so-well
All we ask of onr opponents is to ad
mit that "Abe Linooln ' Once, With! his
friend "Hanks," split 3,000 rails in one
.a .s
year; and that ne tenaea par wiinout oe-
inc his own best customor; ana wur.oui
V . . . e.e . SF I X
robbing the "till." 1 ux.
mm re i ea
1T Largo and enlhu'siastio ratification
meetings wore held at nearly all the prin
cipal cities and lowna in tho Novtbrn,
Eastern and WeBtern States, immediately
after receiving the news of Lincoln's nomi-
. ... an
nation at the Chicago nomination, every
where the Republicans give the warmest
expressions of joy and satisfaction1 with
the reBU It of the uoiiveouou' at i;nago.
Th? ticket '8 undoubtedly the strongest
thit could have been mads, and our po
litical opponents- know and feel it, not
withstanding their hypocritical prolessions
of sympathy (or Mr. Seward and every
other Republican who waa before the
Convention, and who was not nomina
Tbe Sweetest song Ierej heard,
Was one calm sunmei nlghl(
Twaslikethecarolof ablrd, .
It Uirill.d me with delight;
It seemed aet lltri a maiden s rolee.
It was solow and clear.
It trembled 00 my spirit's chords,
And forced a po?rly tea. .
I sougnt a sylrsn bower hard by,
And wet Uie soDgttrees there
".Tr'fi1 Mt ' yen old,
with flowlag suborn hsin
"Tell a,, laid 1, "sweet ehlld of sonf i
Whence gui,ed that thrilllag layT
Didst learn II aitby mother's knee
Ib enlldbood's earliest deyr"
Bar mild bloeeyes were bright with tears
Bhe sweetly answered,' Vest
Tit full of tender memories,
A mother's smile aid kiss.
1 haver knew that otbara prised
The eong 1 1 ore to sing;
1 woader, lady, that you weep,
. It Isasioipieiblna;
lod often bow wbea I am sad.
And deem the world unkind.
The pleading looks fib at falrchlld
Coue thronging o'er any mind.
Though oft I've beard sweet, dulcet si rains,
That turned my tbougbia above, .
, 1 ae'er shall hear a song srain.
So full of truth and lore.
Spirit of the Waehinftoa Letters.
The New York Commercial's letter says
WAsnixoToH. M,v 20
Politicians wero reminded that in the
Douglas Illinois campaign of 1858, the
contest for the tnitcd Senate was between '
...r. lygugias ami Mr , Lincoln. Mr. in open s,nllte dissolved his connection
Uoug as remembering that campaign j whl, the Democratic party, and went over
says the nom.nationls not a weak OD;;totbe Republicans. As a. legislator, hi.
that Mr. Lincoln :s a very popuUr man. ;rMOrj ,0 be ,u aulll f m
fJlSal ilfl Mill tlin 'a It Aa A fWmmlmm ..ll,A ti ' . . .
Mr. Douelas and Mr Lincoln. Mr.
l. Ml 1 j . - , ,m .
that ne will run -ahead of any other lie-
puo.ican in tiie nonnwest, tbat he is a
man of fine abilities and a powerful speak-1
er. ue thinks him equal in talents to
any of his compet.tors lor the nomination.
Mr. Doug as does not say that he tould
not beat Mr. Lincoln in Illinois and Indi-L,
ana. He sars he could, but it is clearly
uis opinion mat no one else can. '
The New York Post's luttir says:
Wasuikoton, May 20.
Singular as it may seem, Mr. Douglas
was the teciever of the first news of Mr.
Lincoln's nomination, and betook the dis
patch at once to Mr. Foot, who was in Ihe
chair, and then toother H-uub!ican mem
bers. "Well," said Mr. Douglas, "Lin
coln and I have called tach uthtr some
pretty hard names on the stump, but I'll
t!o him justice. He is an honest, able
and popular man."
When ihe news was recieved and fully
credited, its effect j were very decided. It
was hailed with enthusiasm, and thsopin
ion was expressed that it waa a very
btrong nomination. The democrats were
aonsiderably disheartened, ami frankly ad
mitted that it woiilj be hard Work for
them to carry any of the Northwestern
The Philadelphia Press (Democratic)
letter snys:
. a crowd ot delegates from Chicago
reached this city this morning, and it is
hat just to say that, apart lrom the mor
tification of Mr. Seward's friends, the
nomination of Lincoln and Hamlin gives
great satisfaction. Nothing will be left
undone by the Republicans to carry these
nominations; and if Ihe Democrats do not
at once give up their dissensions and unite
their forces, they want be badly beaten.
IlHimibul lluinlln.
Hannibal Hamlin, who was nominated
last evening by the RepublicanConvention
at Ihicagofor Vice President, was born in
Paris, Oxford county, Maine, in Augnsti 809
and is now in the filty-first year of bis age.
He ia by profession a lawver, but for ihe
Inst twenty-four years has been, much of
the time in political life, from 183S to
18 40, he was a member of the Legislature,
of Maine, and lor three of those years
. ui Finnic, niiu ,oi tinea ,il muo3 1 rnn
be WM ,he Bpeaker of tl9 1Iou3e of
reseninuve'S. in itsu tie was eiecteil a
member of Congress, and re eleoted for
the following term.
In 1847 he was again a member of the
Slate Lgislaiure, and the next year Was
chosen to Gil a vacancy occasion by the
death of John Fairfield, in the United
Sia'cs Senate. In 1851 he was elected
tor tho full term in the same bod v, but re
signed on being chosen Governor of Maine,
anc 1857. In the same" month ho Was'
apjain elected to the United SUtea Senate I
for six years, which he accepted, resign
ing the Governship. He is still a mem
ber of the Senate.
This record is an evidence of the con fi-
denco with which he 1)48 always faeri re
garded by his fellow citizens of Maine.
Up to the time of the passage of the Kan
sat Nebraska bill in 1854, Mr. Hamlin
was a member of the Democratic party.
Thut 8ct he regarded as a pToof lhat the
party, with which he had all his life been
connected, no locger doserved the name
of Demooratio, and was treacherous to the
principles ho had so long cherished.
Thcnoefjiward he gave hit sfrpport to the
Republican party, of whioh be has ever
since conitimied a faithful and distinguish
ed leader.
Mr. Hamlin is a matt of dignified pres
ence, of solid abilities, of unflinohing in
tegrity, and great executive talent, fa
miliar with the btfsiness of legislation, be
is peculiarly adapted, by the possession of
all ihoee qualities, Io fill bonefioially for
. 1. I .... n ,? t ti. A-m. a I, rl K YJ h.nB
IUS UUUUII V, W"U W H in V" " H.' - T -
honor, the liitrh pot or whioh bo has
been nominaied.
The name of HatinibaT Hamlin Of Maine,
is a fit seconJ to that of Abraham Lincoln
of Illinofs. Tori Tribune.
itarThe Democracy in the Senate ars
Eshiing the Chnrloaton' batile over aain
in that body. Senator Benjhmin fiercely
denounces Dhuglas and Puglt a fiercely
defends the Little Giant and denounces
the South. They nrea to' be iu the
midst of the "irrepreisable cohfliot," with-
ont any hope of compromise.
' .ty A peroo asked a Qreoian pltilo
sopher what he thought was the proper
time to dine.
"Sir, ' said the anoie nt, "ths proper
time of dinner with the Opulent is waen
they choose; with the poor man, when, he
XFlte Baltimore Patru,t is loo re
spectable to adopt lh syatom of wholesale
slander and abuse, which id to common
among journal which oppose tln-Rvpab-lican
candidates. While laboring Zealous
ly for the Union' parly, it fiaukly pay. a
tribute to tb choitn leaders of the- lie
publicsos. la an nile upon the lives
aud'characteri of Linfiuln and Hamlin, it
Jusea ihe following language:
iucy wno Knowo r. Lincoln intimately,
say, that he is a moderate and conserva
tive man, that though opposed 10 ihe ex
tension of ulavery into fr;s territory, just
a Mr. Clay and Mr. Bell were, and the
latter gentleman still is, yet he is a State
Rights man of the strictest sects, lie is
also the sworn enmy of Executive and
leeislative corruption, and has character
lor personal integrity aoimpachaM.
nis populai sobriquet is, 'Honest Old
Abe.' There can be little doubt, but that
this man of the working people, the arti
ficer of his own fortunes lrom poverty to
competence, from ihe lowest to the highest
position, win meet wun the cordial eym
pathies of tho laboring masses every where.
wbetLer they support Lim poliiical'y or
not - '
"Mr Hamlin was alwsys a Democrat, i c,ir"t aS transfigured. 11th. Mount
Until the repeal of the Missouri Compro- jO'vett the mount where onr 8aviorpry
mise bill cams up, when he denounced it rd- "',nS in an "g0"?' Qd 7'0g, ''If H
. . oP-n,.a nVu,,Ul, T-h ,.,.
: c. j: 'i6j 1 ; ' ...'Uin. 1?H, M.m.,1 f'.le.-w tha r.,,,e
1 nmMnt..nl... . . . 1
vvi . ou " , mm iv vb III, SUIUUI Ul U1V1,
u l)M tbsl of of-hi4 CjlBW, fo.. I
,,e ,ama Ien,h of (im0i He aod if
ln, 8neti. fticn& of comme,f. !
0f any pRrty q(ltions ,lU ,lif:h -nUigtilJ
of 0iiar.cl6r, an j fcj, 80urid an5 .olid d
meol ilas alwav, I)iaJ(J ,lim , lhfi .
h,i H, F,mn..n :
-.. . v....... -.-L-" "
contest oi tcoo, it is understood that Air.
llamli:, would have been bis Secretary of
the Treasury. On iho Slavery quosiion,
he was always what the Democrats used
to consider sound, beloie the repeal of the
Missouri Compromise. Of the rights of
the States, he is ihj unqualified defender.
I am composed of iweui-eight letters.
My 7, 27, 19, 11 is a celebrated artist
" 12, C, 2, 2, 21 is what we ihould
not practice.
I. jy, i, 17, 13 is the name ot a
beautiful bird. . .
" 4, 10. 13, 17, 1, 21 is an oily grain.
" 8, 23; 14 i part of ship.
" 16, 9, 28, 25 is a flower of great
" 28, 20, 19,5 is a weight.
" 3. 21. 25, 28, 6, 24 is' a w-aport.
" 6, :6, 3, 21 is ihe name of a lady.
My whole is the na-neand place of res
idence of a young lady who is Celebrated
for her knowledge of muic.
An answer detired.
i n,i
OiddiacN Letter to I Incoln.
Afier the nomination of Mr. Lincoln
many of the delegates who were going to
visit the next President, requested Mr.
Oiddings to write a letter to that individ
ual. He consented and immediately
wrote a note in substance as follows:
Dear Lincoln Yon sre nominated.
You rai, ui xLioTED. Afier your elec
tion, thousands will Crowd around you,
claiming rewards for services rendered.
I; too, have ray claims upon you. 1 have
not worked for your nomination, nor for
that of any other man.,. I have labored
for the establishment of principles and
when men came to me asking my opinion
of you, I only told them, "Lincoln is an
honest man. All 1 ask of you in return
for my services, s, make my ttafement
good ihroejhout gour Administration.
Yours, UlDDlXiS.
TfiK Grxat Defalcation. 'I ho Presi
dent and Attorney General Black are
said to be greatly annoyed by the com
ments freely made npon the looseness
wiih which the accouuis of the New
York Post Office, with the Treasury. were
kept. That a balance of such magnitude
as 81 55. 000 should not have been more
promptly discovered, especially after the
reiurns from the quarterly ctilcment were
made, a regarded as a title carious.
"Occasional," of Forney's Press, atks,
"Why did the President, who delights in
the political death of an old frien I, delay
to put his heel on Fowler nntil afu-f the
adjournment of tho Charleston Conven
tion, and of which body Fowkor Waa a
member from New Yoik? Even Senator
BigleT looks perplexed and vexed when
interrogated for his opinirn of this post
office mystery. V.,3. Journal.
Opkvi.no Hymn. The Atlanta Cbtfed-
tract though intensely Deioocfatio, ai.d
alitrbtly civf n to eatini fire, h nevenhe-
lees facetions. It says 'the Democrat""
Convention which is Co hold iie adjourn
ed meeting at Baltimore on the ft
June, will opert' its sessions if. singing
ths following verse trom "t gooa mu
hvmn bv Watts. !firoii'r B. F. Butler
of MaBB-whusotts. Wl raisw ihe tuno and
the entire' NorthrfeBwro1 bquiiter Sover
eignty delegB'iourundcr the lead ol Ri h
ardson, of Illinois will join in tho chorus.
go when a raging fever Burns, ,
We shift from side to sidn by turns,
Bui 'tis a poor relief we gtin,
To obange the plaoe but Seep ihe pain.
X"0n Tuesday last, the 15th .instant
a gentleman from North Carolina, named
Jenkins, nasaec throutrh tbe city with five
slaves, whom he desigried t emancipate,
and settle in Clinton oounty, in this Mate.
Mr. Jenkins stated that he had frequently
been offered 4J6.O0O for the fiva negroes,
but bad always refused to sell tbem, feel
inc that slaverv was a (treat moral and po-
liliral wronr. and IS COIIIU Iiu BueriuuH
justice and prinoiple for dollars and cents.
UHlluotM raztut. ...
SrWt my by a thing o pure imagin
ation, but humor involves sentiment and
character. Humor is of a genial quality,
jand is closely sllied to pity, . . .
Sacred Moantalns.
1st. Mount Ararat, 'th. mount Bporf
which the Ark of Noah reated, aad which
first ovtrlookud tho gravoi of tt: mined
world. id. Mount Moriah, the mount
upon whh h Abraham ottered op his ion
IoaAu; where afterward, Soloraoa built lbs)
Temple. 3d. Mount. Sinai, , the mount
upon which the Law were given to Mo
aos. 4ii). Mount 11 of. the mount Unon
which Aaron died: 6th; MddntPiseah,
tho mount upon which Mows died. 6th.
Mount II ore b, th mount where , Monet
saw the burning bush, and where Elijah
fl'd from the fine oT jc-tobl, f th. Mount
Uiniml, wbeie the fire cams down snd
"onsumed the sacrifi e of Elijah, and wbetej
lie sh-w the prophets of Baal; , and from
the summit of which Ih prayed for rain
and was anbWered. 8:1). Mount Lebanon
the mount noted for its great and beauti
ful cedars, etc. Otli. Mount Zion was
one 01 tne bills on wbtvli J urea torn 1 was
ibu,,l ,nd el0o1 n, MounlJttoriah.where
Abraham offered up his son Isaac. 10th.
Vount Tabor, the mount upon which
ibe possiole, let ibis cut) Dues from me."
ielc - Mount Calvary, the mo
wllCr5 our Soor was crucified. 1
!'t mount in Ihe sacrdd category is i
however, least in importance to a rui
! ll Tl M (In. .a t I . .
I O ? P 1 If !
... -r .
world. Isaiah 35, 22: "Look unto mtt
and be Je saved, all the ends of the etrlh:
"" " God, and there ia none else."
John 1,29. "The next John seelb Jesus
coming unto him, and saitb. Behold the
world," And Jolm 3,16: "For God so
loved tie world that he gat e his only
begotten son., whosoever believetb in him
should not peribh, but have everlasting
life. Lhns'xan Observer.
Genuine Faith. - "-
If older Christians possessed more ot
e implicit and unquencliing faith of
childhood, answers to prayer would be
more lrequ?ni and convincing. Thers is
an exquisite simplicity io tt e following
incident, which will interest all our rea
ders: - . .
Not long ago, a great drought prevailed
in some o the midland counties of En
gland. Sevt-ral pious farmers, rho
dread-d lest their expected crops should
perish for lack of moisture, agreed with
ti eir pasior and others to ' Lave special
prayrr, t., peiition God to Send tbe need
ed rain. They met sccordifgly: and the"
minister Cuming early, had lime to ex
change kindly greeting; With 'several of
his flock. He was sdrprisSd to see on
of t.is liit'e Sunday school aoholar bend
ing under the we, gin of a hu9 old fami
ly umbrell. "Whyj Maiy," said fce
' what made you brin thai umbrella on
sacn a lovely morning ) tliis?"
The child, gazing on his face With evi
dent surprise at ihe inquiry, replied,
"Why, ir, I thought as w were going
1 1 pray to God for rain, I'd be sure to
want ihe umbrella."
The minister rmitrd in htt, ahd the
service soon cohimeneed. While they
were prayir.g, the wind lose; the sky be-,
fore so clear and bright, bsctme Overcast
with clcmls: and soon, amidst vivid flash
es of liijhtning and heavy '.peals of ton ri
der a storm ot rain deluged the Country;
Those who attended the service, unpre
pared to receive the blessing they sought
reached their homs drenched and ' ak-
ed whilst Mafy aod her micUter returned
tcgether under the family umbrella.- .
ftnf Amen.
Certainly; Crod says so. Colli the did
Testament and the NeW are specific) on!
this point. Examples, on record art nu
merous. Away wiib this modem starchy
out with yonr nffleJii; lot them oil.,- freely
hetrtly, at the first prompting of the Holy
Spirit Say amen to HeavW. high and.
holy mandates, "All the promisee of
God are amen in Christ Jesus." Christ
himself is o-lled the "Amtn," Ret. iii.
14., See also Ia lx.: 14. Ifcut.-iii-'
vii: 15. Pso. xli.. 13. Ghroatele the
peopl-Slid "awn" - and pra?Se'df the
Lord.1' The simp's meaning- of sfmeA is",
true, faithiul certain, so l' it. h thall be.
A good, hearty. lolP-Sonlad' armea front
one who walks" in newntse-of life, meekly
homhlv. God-fearingly, always -KntTs a
thrill of holy joy through the wnore body
politief Out with yowr arnen's on every
suitable Occasion; it i right, , proper,
scrip'urai God pleasfngM H't the right
eous, joyful, aincere. honesw umerts foe
whioh we ftad, not the formal or Hypo
critical;. A' mete forpjaJw- eoH-hearled
amoo fn'M ' ovon8, senanaf,- ungodly
proreaaoT, h ib ths "crackling of thorns
under a pot." or a jewel ofgoldinaswinea
nout.l' "R joiceye righteous; and1 shout
for joy 11 ye that are upright in heart."-
"itterrlal are (hy mercies, Lorn,
Eternal truths attend thy word;
Thv nralaa shall sound lrom sbore lo shore,
.Till suns shall rise to set no aore. . ;
What rnt Leaves 8at.-Yo have often
crazed upon the many-colored leaves whioh
fluttered in the autuion breexe, just ready
to tall to the ground. Did you ever listen
U hear them talk to you! for talk they do
in their silent language telling yon of the
bright spriug-time.whoa tbey drank in the
gentle dew, and irhalo the balmy air, and
spread out their delicate fibres to the ray a
of the sun.and fashioned by a divine Crea
tor, too forms of beauty; and painted by
His hand, assumed ihe pleasant grsen; and
how, upheld by His power, they had Dome
the pelting of many a pitiless storm, and
ths sohorching hiat of the noon-day son,
while many of the companions had faded
and fallen to.the ground. And they wonld
tell you tht, one by one, they, too.sbouia
fall. Tnns these lading.talliog leaves.talk
to us of life's evening, and whisper ta us
to b ready, for "we all do fade as a leaf."
And do not they talk to ns of something;
brighter and etter of the n'nfsding leaves
of ihe tree that grows on ths hanks of tbe
river of lif,. aod nrgt.uj to see that Im
;nly world?,.., ' , t ,1 -a v-.
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