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NEW SERIES VOL. 1.
CITT OF LJUfCASTEE:
YOBUeBKD IVEBT TSuBSDAT MoBBIBO
f. S. SUUaHnR. 'tDITOR and proprietor
OSTJCE Old Public Buil&nt Santa-east conn
or the Public Square.
Teems $1,75 per annum in advance.
Thursday Evening. Feb. 88. 1854
Th Nkbiasi OatHAOi. The light and
mocking spirit in wbloh the EagU affects to
regard the the Yioletion of a sacred cove
nant between the North and the South will,
no doubt, strike the reader as being the very
quintessence of recklessness. We would
advise the editor of that sheet to be little
more careful the future, and before ven
turing to give his opinions upon 'the great
national questions at the day, to at least
consult his political primer. He would in
this way understand his " true position, as
well as save us the trouble of setting him
right. We collate for his benefit the follow
ing authorities, which we trust wiirbe amply
sufficient to prove the recklessness of his as
sumptions. ' To our view these authorities
are conclusive, and prove beyond cavil, that
the assumption of Senator Douglas that the
Compromise measures of 1850 supersede and
render inoperative the Missouri Comprom
ise, is a sheer humbug. Read the follow
ing resolution of the Democratic National
Convention held in Bultimore in 1852:
. V. Resolved, That the Democratic party
will resist all attempts at renewing, in Con
gress or out of it, the agitation of the Slave
ry question, under whatever shape or color
the attempt may be made.
Also the following: '
VIII. Resolutions of the Whig National
Convention in 1352. The series of acts of
the 31st Congress, commonly known as the
Coiwprouiis Adjustment, (the act lr ths re
covery ul iugiiiy from labor included,) are
received and iicquiescod in by the Whigs of
tli.r United Suites as a final settlement, and
substunce, of the sut jeeta to which they re
late and so fur us tlu-so acts are concerned,
we will maintain them, and insist on their
strict enforcement, until lime and experi
ence shall demonstrate the necessity of fur-
- ther legislation to guard against the evasion
- of the laws on the one hand, and the abuse
of their present efficiency to carry out the
requirements of the Constitution; and we
deprecate all further agitation of the ques
lions thus settled, as dangerous to our peace,
and will discountenance all efforts to con
tinue or renew such agitation, whenever
wherever or however made; and will main
tain this settlement as essential to the na
tionality of the Whig party'and the integri
ty of the Union.
Resolutions passed by the Nebraska Contisn
tion at St. Joseph. Resolved, That we con
sider the agitation of the slavery question,
in connection with the organization of Ne
braska territory, dangerous to the peace of
ths country, fatal to the best interests ol
Nebraska itself, and even threatening the
harmony, if not the perpetuity of the whole
; Resolved,' That we are utterly opposed to
any re-agitation of that "vexed question,"
mow' happily at rest and we will resist all
ttemptt at renewing in Congress, or out of
it, the agitation of the slavery question, un
der whatever shape of color the question
may be made. .
Joint Resolution in relation to the Missouri
Compromise Act of 1820. Resolved by the
General Assembly of the State of Missouri,
Sec. 1. That the peace, permanency and
welfare ef oar National Union depend upon
strict adheronoe to the letter and spirit of
the eight section of thi act of Congress of
the UniteJ States, entitled "An act to au
aa.borize ths people of the Missouri territo
ry to form a constitution and State govern
ment, and fur the admission of such State
into the Union on an equal footing with the
original Slates, and to prohibit slavery in
certain territories," approved ' March the
aixlh, eighteen hundred and twenty.
Sec. 3. That our Senators in the Con
gress of tho United States are hereby in
structed, and our Representatives requested
to vote in accordance with the provisions
and the spirit of the said eighth section of
the said act, in all questions which may
come before them in rotation to the organi
zation of new territories or States, out of tho
territory now belonging to the United
States, or which may hereafter be acquired
either by purchase, by treaty, or conquest.
Sec. 3. Resolved, That a copy of these
resolution shall be forwarded by the Secre
tary of State to each . of our. Senators and
Representatives in Congress of the United
: Approved February lutb, 1847.
'. There is no ambiguity about these resolu
tions, and they show, conclusively, that the
question of slavery was definitely settled by
the acts of Congress alluded to. But to
how still further the palpable ignorance of
the editor of the Eagle, we quote from Pres.
dent Pierce's Inaugural. Mr. Pierce said:
.""I fervently hope that the question is at
rest, and that no sectional, or ambitious, or
fanatical excitement, may again threaten
the durability of our institutions, or obscure
the light of our prosperity."
And in his message to Congress he made
use of tfie following language:
"That this repose is to suffer no shock
during my official term, if I have power to
vert it, those who placed me here msy be
. astored." -
There is the evidence Uie promises and
acts of sour own party tho sentiments of
i.ho men now in power
, The Eagle very generously offers us the
"We think, if you read Mr. Everett's
speech upon the Nebraska Bill, you will dis
pense with the meeting. The' monster
will out appear so large In our eye as here
Now when it is known that Mr. Everett's
speech ". a clear and unquestionable
refutation of the main dootrinee advanced
by Mr. Douglas, it will doubtless puzzle the
j eader, as It does us, to ferret out the reasons
fqt bis directing oar 011001100 to this docu
ment. ' We have not oulvread the speech
referred to, but also its endorsement by the
gU Looio ' Democrat. Tho Democrat in
speaking of thi speech oaya; :
"Its refutation of the main doctrines of
Mr. Douglas' speech is clear and unques
tionable." Tho Democrat further remarks: "The
truth is, that Douglas speech was that of a
low flung demagogue, the sentiments are at
variance with everything he lias hitherto
professed, and if bo succeeds in his attempt
to abrogate the Missouri Compromise and
break tbe bargain which was entered into
by the' north and south at that time, the
south may accept the advantages which are
held out to her but she will feel as much
contempt for Douglas ae people usually
have for traitors. The devotion with which
soutiern men stand up for tbe rights of their
own section, is guarantee that tbry can
entertain nothing but contempt for those
who will not do the same."
We trust we have fully satisfied tho edi
tor of tbe EagUthtt his position is a false
one, and that the passage of Senator Doug
las' proposition would be a palpable viola
tion of a sacred Compromise, and would
never meet the approbation of the Ameri
The Militaby Coubt or Ibquirt. Sev
eral witnesses In the defence of Col. Gates
havo been examined before the Military
Court of Inquiry, In New York, but their-ev-idence
does not go very far to strengthen
his position. Tbe New York Express in re
ferring to the testimony, says that so far as
the testimony affects the commanding offi
cer of the troops embarked upon the San
Francisco bis going forward on a few oc
casionsthe uso of an axe once in clearing
the upper deck the fastening down of an
oil clutli to protect the cabin from the sea,
and the getting a pitcher ot water from a
fresh water pump, under hazardous circum
stances, appear to begin and end that offi
cer's labors, from tho period of the wreck
up to his transfer to the Kilby. .
Sergeant Mclntyre testified that Col.
Gates was not served with an extra quanti
ty of water on the Kilby. Sergeant Brown
was also a witness for the defence. By the
way, it is stated that Col. Gates is sixiy
fiveyears of age; has been commissioned
for forty-eight years; served through three
wars; was the first cadet who joined at the
military academy; and has never been on
the sick report one day in tbe last eight
and fort years. He appears now to pos
sess a better constitution than many men cf
Miss Websteb okdebed to Leave Ken
rccxr. Miss Webster, the young woman
who was some time since pardoned out of
the Kentucky penitentiary, where she was
confined on the charge of abducting slaves,
has received notice from tho citizens of
Trimble county, Ky., that she must leave
that State immediately. This is in conse
quence of the recent disappearance of a
number of sluves, and tbe arrest cf the
Rev. Norris Day, at Madison, lod., on the
charge of abducting slaves. Day, it is alleg
ed, is a partner of Miss Webster in the bu
siness, and the two it Is said, resided on a
farm which they had purchased in Trimble
county. They have threatened to tear down
her bouse and forcibly drive her from the
State if she does not leave voluntarily.
Ohio and Atlantic Railroad The
friends of this road between Columbus and
Ohio River, in Circleville and Chillicolhe,
are making'strenuous excitions for its speedy
construction., Mr. Wm. Neil has ad
dressed meetings in Circleville and Chilli
cothe, and excited much interest in the mat
ter. The prospects of the road from Co
lumbus to Circleville are very flattering, find
the citizens of Chillicothe have appoint
ed a committee to ascertain how much can
be raised in that city and county, for this
(KrA meeting to endorse William Allen
for U. S. Senator, and to denounce the
Ohio Statesman, was held last week in one
of tbe northernly counties.. Among oth
er things tbey recommend Gen. Pierce to
appoint "Hon. James Stewart" U. S. Dis
trict Judge, should the bill now before
Congress become a law, dividing the State
into two Judicial Districts. Who is James
OTlt- is stated that some eastern capi
talists, including Ex-Govcrnor Hunt, of N.
Y.;Erastus Corning, of Albany;. Corcoran,
of Washington City; and Mobane, of Balti
more, have petitioned the Legislature of
Wisconsin for charter to construct a rail
road to the Pacific, with a capital of fifty
millions, with the privilege of doubling if
(y-The people from New York have giv
en 60,000 to 100,000 majority for the amend
ment to tho Constitution giving pover to
Ihe Legialatnre to enlarge the Erie Canal.
The vote in Buffalo was 10,098, out of
which there were but four negative votes.
The enlargement will cost ten millions of
dollars, and it will require four years to
complete the work.
Rather Alabmiho. The Spiritual Tel
egraph has an article headed "Lock pick
ed by Spirits!" to which the Boston Inves
tigator responds, that "there is too much of
this business carried on. by sinners in the
flesh, without having any additional help
from the spirit world; but we would rather
see a spirit pick a look than to read about it.
By the way, since the spirits are said to pos
sess a great amount of physical power, why
don't they do something useful with ill
Tipping up a table or knocking on a wall
don't do anybody 'any good. : Let them man
the brakes of an engine when house is on
fire, or atop an omnibus when it runs away
with a load of passengers, or drag the boys
out of the ice when drowning, and they
will make themselves useful and greatly in
crease the number of their sect." ..
. (jrTwo thousand collier along tho
Monongaheli liver have struck for higher
wage. "' " ' '', ";
LANCASTER 01110, THURSDAY HORNING, MARCH '2, 185
HOW TO PAY THE RCT.
In tbe summer of 1347, Mactnillan, the
Ventriloquist, had occisioo to visit Man
chester, for tbe purpose of giving his veil
triloquial lectures at its institutions, ilis
attentiou was attracted by one shop of rath
er bumble appearance, from the circum
stance of seeing the owner of it always sil
ting at work, and o group of prlty cliil
dreu playing about the door. From the
melancholy bits ol blank about tbeir dress,
they were evideutly motherlers. Mr. Mac
millan learnt, from tbe inscription over the
door, that tho poor tradesman was named
John Penny, and that he exercised tbe emit
and mystery of boot and shoe-making. He
was tall and thin, with a pale visage and
long hair, combed straight down his checks.
His brow was thoughtful, not tossy care
worn; but therowas an air of meek resig
nation about him that was very touching.
The ventriloquist being s good hearted
man, and having a wife an I family of ' bis
own, as he gazed upon the unconscious
children, could not help thinking ofhis'aio
Mary and that wee bit bairn he. had ieft at
home. He could not resist (riving poor Pen
ny a turn, and improving bi own under
standing at the same time, by ordering
pair of boots. .
- The humble tradesman who was.os usual,
at his work, gratefully acknowledged tbe
order, but, in 'answer to Mocir.illan's very
natural question of when be would have
the boots, replied with a deep sigh, he did
not exactly kuow; the order would be exe
cuted as soon as possible; but that he could
not fix any precise time.
Macmiilsn, from his knowledgo of the
world and being a consiJerato man, thought
that perhaps the poor fellow had not got the
means to purchase tho materials; there was
a sad, blank air of poverty about his shop.
'I will leave you half a sovereign as s do
posit,' said he; 'get them done ai soon as
To his surprise, John Penny refused to
take any advance. "
'It will be time enouch to pay for the
boots when you get them,' said ho signili-l
Macmillan" was perplexed. lie looked ;
earnestly at the son of St. Crispin whose I
brow was more thoughtful, and his look more j
care-woin than ordinarily.
'Don't think me impertinent,' said he, but
is anything U13 matter? you seem- unhap-
'No, no thing particular.'
'Nay, nay, I'm convinced there is,' re
turned Macmillan, whose sympathy began
to be much awakened.
Come, come, what is it?'
Well, since you are pressing,' said Pen
ny, sighing deeply, 'I will confess there is
my rent. I have gone back in my rent.
I was one of the congregation of the Rev.
Mr. Tramp, the minister of our local chap
el.' 'You don't mean you were one of tho
Jumpers!' inquired Macmillan, scarcely able
to conceal a smile.
'I will confess that I was,' replied Penny,
devoutly. 'I stood in high favor of the sin
gularly pious man.. All his congregation
dealt with me for boots and chocs. 1 thought
I had received a special call to furnish ilie
Jumpers with approved soles; but, ulas! one
fine morning the holy maw was translated,
I think his followers called it, for he was
novvh "re to be found.' This sad defalcation
caused mo to go back; I could not meet my
rent, and '
'Why, how much do you owe!' said the
'I am now nearly three-quarters in arrears;
it will snon be upwards of 20.'
Who is the landlord." .
. quire Summer.'
'What! of the Legion-mills, AncoatsJ'
'Why he is one of the groat cotton lords,
rich as a Jew. If I were to coma surety,
now, dont you think he'd give you time!'
'He has been very patient, 1 cannot com
plain of him. But he is a man of business,
a man of money. Never having known
want himself ho cannot conceive it to spring
from any other cause than improvidence, or
worse, and-has little sympathy with it; the
last time he was here he said he should call
once more, and then, if tho money was not
forth-coming, tho law must take its course. -I
expected him yesterday, and'
'Eh, mercy man 1 what is the matter -with
you!' said Macmillan, you tremble.'
'Yes, I see he's coming; he has that fel
low Boardman, the broker with him.'
Macmillan looked out, and saw indeed the
squire, his footman, and a shabby, suspicious
looking fellow, apparently an employee of
the banker. He had scarcely time to cast
a rapid glance around the deserted shop,
ere the party were at tho door, and they en
tered. 'Let them come, cried Penny, with an air
of despairing resignation, 'I have struggled,
Heaven knows, as long as I was able, and
can do no more.'
Well, Mr. Penny,' said the squire, bland
ly, advancing to the counter, 'you kno, of
course, the cause of my visit!'
Here a huge staring Poll parrot, who with
its cage, formed one ot the few articles of
furniture in the shop, began to whistle
'Call again to morrow;' to the astonish
ment of all present, except Macmillan.
She followed this by
. 'I know a bank.'
The squire and broker started. Tbe
Squire, however, resumed,
You are, of course, provided, Mr, Penny!'
.'Alas! no sir,' said the poor tradesman,
'its useless to deceive you any further. I
cannot pay you at this moment, nor either
do I know when 1 can ; take my little prop
erly, sir, let it pay as much as it will, I
will do the best I can; Providence will not
What's o'clock? interrupted the parrot;
'Polly wants her breakfast.' . . .
.The children, who had by this lime stolen
covertly in, curious to know what was go
ing forward, were as much surprised As their
father at Pollv's sudden loquacity. Their
little round eyes dilated with weuder and
twinkled with delight; but the awful pres
ence of the great man, from which tbey felt
an Instinctive awe, somewhat repressed
them. " . .
'Well, well,' continued the prudent man
of cotton, after a pause, 'if th it's the case I
I may as well have the the things as any
body else. John Boardman you will do what
if necessary.' ,
'Polly, Polly, Polly, Polly,' here exclaim
ed Poll. .
That's o fine bird,' obierved thj Squire,
his attention attracted.
'I must leave a man in possession,' said
the broker, 'but before I go I may a well
make out the inventory, for I suppose there
is no. chance of matters being set'led, with
out sale, Mr. Penny,' ; . .
- 'None,' replied the shoemaker. ,-
. 'Then I'll proceed to my work at once.
'Item, one Dutch clock." .
'What's o'clock, what's o'clock,' exclaim
ed Poll. r. . I
Poor Peony looked stupefied. The cbfl
dren.whonad beeo regarding the scene, ss
we have said, hilf with curiosity snd half
with fear, now could not hslp cUpping their
nanus at roll's apropos speeches; but
nanus at rolls apropos pecnc; out a!
look Irom their father restrained" them. i
One bigb desk and counter, one slate,
one shoemaker's bench and tools, three
chairs, two tin candlesticks, sic boot-trees.'
'Woodman, spare that tree, sung out
Polly. . :
Clever bird that,' said the Squire, Lis at
tention being now greatly attracted.
You'll put the parrot down, 1 suppose;
'Oh, no, we never mention her,' sang tho
parrct. ' . .- ,
J should like to hare that bird, what's
your name, Poll!' ' .
Pretty, pretty Polly Hopkins sung Pol
ly, cocking her head knowingly.! -
Answers quite like a Christian,' replied
ibe Squire; 'seems to answer. every thing,
(.declare.' , .
What's o'clock cried Poll.
Amazinr, opn my hones, ejaculated tho
Squire; 'Now I think of it, ' said he.'
'my ' daughter - Cecilia, has been worry
ing my life out for the last six months to
buy ber such a bird ss this one, that can
talk, and sing and whistle. I tell you what
I'll do, Penny, I don't want to be hard upon
you; lot roe have the parrot, give me a note
of band for i balance, and 1 will withdraw
the distress, and give you a receipt for the
Don't you wish you may get it!' saucily
replied Poll, as if she understood what the
landlord was talking about.
Such a bird as that is worth more mo
ney.' observed Macmillan; 'I would'ut
mind giving that much for it myself.'
Ha! whistle.and I'll corns to thee, my lad,'
'Wonderful!' laid the ventriloquist, 'I
think the fairest way would be to let Poll
come to the hammer, and bring whatever
she is knocked down for!'
'The woodpecker tapping the Lollow
beech tree,' sung out Polly .
The Squire was electrified.
'One lapslunc anything more!' said
'Oh yes, ten l-.sts, sundry wax ends, &.c.'
. 'Stop! stop!' interrupted the Squire, 'I
must have the bird; I'll take it as payment
of tho rent in full. Pinny, will that suit
Poor Penny seemed thunderstruck. He
hesitated as if he had some compunctions.
The Squire observed it.
That's not enough! Well, then I'll
make it 20 Will that do for you! Board
man withdraw your man.'
'Yon don't lodge here, Mr. Fergusoc.with
your nine-pence,' said Polly.
The Squire was delighted. Macmillan
thought the arrangement honorable to all
parlies, and poor Penny unwillingly resign
ed possession of tho bird.
'I shall take my prize home at once,' said
Good-by, Poll,' cried all the children.
'Good-by! Jly native land,' good night,'
sang Poll, looking very grave and twisting
her headfirst en oue side tUco oo tbe other.
placing herself in her swing, and violently
rocking herself in hercago backwards aud
forwards. The signal seemed to be giveu
for her departure.
'Now' John,' cried Poll, 'drive on gently
over these stones.'
John, does your mother know you're out!'
John grinneJ like a Cheshire cat. The
Squire looked enchanted, and all the chil
dren shrieked again with delight. As for
poor Penny, he seemed perfectly satisfied.
As soon as the shop was fairly clear
of the party, he turned - to Mr. Macmillan,
and with an air of much perplexity, begged
he would look in on the following uiarniog,
when he would have some skins from which
he might cbojso the leather for his boots
for just at the moment he felt quito bewild
ered. Highly elated that John Penny had got
so well through his difficulties, ths good
ventriloquist didn't intrude, but consider
ately took his leave.
lie was, however, a punctual visitor to
John's tho following morning, and found
the honest cordwainer bud laid out tbe 5
ha bad received over and above his rent, the
preceding afternoon, to the very best ad
vantage. He had stocked his shop with a
good supply of leather, and other arlicles
necessary for his trade, and now only want
ed customers. While Macmillan was select
ing the materials for his boots, the squire
suddenly made his appearance, followed by
his footman, bearing Polly. Penny was
surprised, and so seemed Macmillan.
'Well, Mr. Penny,' said the great cotton
lord, 'we have brought back your parrot
it is very extraordinary, but it has not spok
en a singla word since I took it away
never sung a single song; nor whistled a
lunc;it has dona nothing but squeak, scream,
till my head has been ready lo split; and so
have those of evcrv body else. In fact
without any wish to offend you,she is a per
feet nuisance. I wouldn't keep her in the
house if anybody would give me a hundred a
year to do so. It threw my daughter into
the hysterics; she upset the glass globe,
spilt all the fold and silver fish a rare
chance for the cat. Return me the 5 I
paid you, and I'll forfeit the rent."
'I'm sorry to say,' said the conscientious
John Penny, 'that I've paid out the 5; but,
however, if you'll take my noto of hand for
the 5 .'
'Why, stay,' said Macmillan, parrots very
seldom talk in a strange place al first; put
Poll in her usual place ana then see.'
' Tbe caire was accordingly restoreJ to its
former position, when, -to tho utter aatonish
ment of all present, Poll immediately began
- 'Home, sweet home; be it ever so humble,
there's no place like home.'
"Well, said tho squire, lifting .up his
bands, this is incredible, but I've hoard of
such things before What a sensible, in
telligent creature she is; I must give her
another trial; take her back John.'
'I'll gang nae mair to your town,' whist
led Poll, but however, to no effect, for she
was borne off, considerably stultifying John,
'What's o'cluck! There you go with your
' 'You appear to be surprised at my amaze
ment, Mr. Macmillan,' said honest Penny
when the party were out of sight, 'but you
will not be when I tell you that until yes
terday I never heard that bird utter a single
syllable. As Mr. Summer has said, she
bad never done anything but squeak and
scream, disturbing the neighborhood; but
they got used to it at lost, though they
threatened to break my windows and twisi
her neck off at firs. It was a long time
before I Could like it myself; but nse recon
ciles . us to anything; and I think now I
shall miss her, disagreeable aa abo was.'
Macmillan had no doubt of it.
' 'But I most leave yon,' said he, 'so work
away my boy. I shall look in to-morrow as
,..., iu ws now you are getting on.'
Hseslled theoext morning, aad fuund !
tbe leather for bis boots cot out. and boo- j
ot John commenting opsr.iions. Whilu
i . : .
;.! , T ,
flJL J Bu1 l',rct"". Squi'O Su
-tpeelr0iy niaasDi appearance,!
accompanied. e previous day, by j
John, with Poll. ' I
'YeV Mr pJnn. I- "" 'V
turned the squire,. will, this di.bolical 'bird -
not a moment's Qece have wo i,d' '
Wb.t (doyou.ud uer ulk Uxi asuch,
iCplichJI b0,m,lle' wiln B't
'Talk too oiuchr ..id the S-iuire.' tho ob-1
stiaate bruleunfound bsr.sho has never
talked atalL Put ber in her old place
.?' . i ' L
e'd Poll "f""" la titl-
Oh hang you! you have found your
tongue.'id the squire, 'have you! but I an
nm vo oe oone a intra lime; keep your bird,
Mr. Penny,' I wish yuo joy of her.1
Uul j vo spent tbe swtr vv srave me
for her,' said bonest John, '.ad don't exact-
upwith the loss tbe best I can.'
Poor John was soinewbil reluctantly pre-
v.iled upon to take back the bird, a.d pock -
etthe affrontoftts return, a well as be
mint., O..II ....... I r
former situation, looking very wise; and as
the disappointed landlord departed with his
man John, much chagrined at the result of
.... puruouse, uemg ni n. 11 s cBaracier oy
no means accustomed to buyim; tbinps at
a loss, Poll could not help giving him a fling
ly know wben I shall be ablo lo pay It back members ol bis faoiily were ke locked and
'SJ? . , , that no person was io bis owb room, (Mr.
Oh never mind the money only release Wrighl being absent from the city,) suffered
me from such a torment ss ibis, aud I'll put the two i1l.i. .-...l tk. -t...- .i.i.,
as he went, as ir lo quicken bis movements, himself with a formidable lookin' butcher
by singing out in great Blee knife with a sharp blade, about ten inches
'Go to the devil and shako yourself,' fol-. i,i length. Tbe handle of this wespon Mr.
lowing this exhortation with a loud laugh.' y. struck as it was thru.t at him. and the
'Well,' said Mr. Penny, as soon as ihey
tre fairly out of hearioi.'it's an ill wiud
l.. i.i...:. i
uww. j.juy gouu; hu i urn urea
seized fur rent, my parrot might never have
'Fretty Poll pretty Poll. 'Wbal's o'
clock, what's o'clock!' said he, roaxingly.
'What s o cluck what o clock, was ech
oed by all the children, who had crept in
on tho departure of the Squire. Poll was
however, deaf to the call of the charmer.
'Bless me,' cried John, has the bird grown
sulky all in a hurry! Wby.it wont talk
'It will talk as much as ever,' said Mac
millan laughingly. 'The fact is, as the
farce is finished, and there is the money re
turned, I may ss woll, to prevent your puz
zling your brains any further, let you behind
the curtains friend l'enny reveal the it-
crets of the prison house You are indebted
wjuu. .an inu;iiii p.iuitiw, mr iuo
payment of your rent and your being
more set up in business; there i your Poll,
and here is your patner Joe. To prevent
her speoking by note, or rather, not epsak-
ing at al 1,1 spoke for her, and as it appear.,
to good purpose.'
'I see it all,- replied John, upon whose
mind the truth now flashed like lightning.
OSrThe Southern Whig Senators heU a
meeting last evening, at which it was re -
solved to support the b.II in a body, and a bloW f lne j.,eiin. The lining is stained .moos effects upon great and generous ob
deputation was appointed to wait upon Mr. .with blood and a clot of gore oo the inside B-K.tr -ki-k T . i-. j t. !7
Gales -ditor of the Intelligencer, for the pur- hls a ock of on,. red h;ir mttui ia it. Jeetf' ,n Vot which I am enlisted by th.
pose of remonstrating with him on the re-
cent rourse of that Journal in reference lo
We take the above from a Washington
letter in the Courier aiul Enquirer of Sat-. jsid0 is deep y stained with blood, and the
urday. We shall see whether that old vet- cap is turn by the blows inflicted on tbe bead
eran of the Whig press, Joseph Gaits, will f t ie wearer. One blf of the skirt of a
succumb to this intpudent S.Hotoriol die-j blue frock coat, left in the room, haa a bullet
tntion. If he does, he is not th mm we hole in it in soch a location as to render it
have always taken him to be. The liUelli-1 almost certain that the shot which caused il
gencer has been for a wbolo generation the was lodged in tbe right th gh of the wearer
hoaored and honorable orgun of national 1 somewhere about tho hip joint. About one
Whig politic. The "Southern W hig Sou- i half of ono leg of a pair of broad striped pan
alors" now wUh to make it the mouth-piece 1 taloous was torn offio the struggle, and was
of a mere section of the party. The Intelli- ieft behind by the robbers.
genet holds a position in the affections or I Thry were tracked a lunz distance in the
tho Whigs not equalled by that held by any j slreet by ihe blood which flowed from their
Whig Senator, and it would be as proper wound, and as the police are in search of
for Mr. Gales to remonstrate against ihe them, there I little doubt of their arrest.
course ol Senators as for Senators to remon-1 fj Sunday last a man came to Mr. W.'s
strale against the course of the Inlelligm- bouse; and asked for food, and he gave him
ear. If ihe Soiill. is determined to give Se- hearty dinner. Tne fellow was joined by
braska to slavery, let il leave us at least a j three o hers just after leaving,nd this gang
free press. Cm. Gaz. ! no doubt, are ihe robbers. It is a singular
. m 7- 7 I 1 .1 1 fact that Mr. Wriifht bad a similar eocoun-
IfTti. new liquor ii'iw i.as p.isseu 1,10
Senate of New Jeraey, which provides that
no person snail 00 purtuiuea 10. sen uny .
kind of intoxicating drinks ill less quaiui-j Deferred. The Perry county case came
ties than a gallon without a license, logelh-; p in the House yesterday, and was post
er with the recommendation of twelve re- j pJUed till the 1st March. It was placed on
spectahle freeholders: persons licensed are the ground that ihe testimony could not be
to p y into the local school fund from tweu- published, and the parties be ready fur trial
ty-tive to one hundred dollars, as the court before that lime. It is becoming evident
may direct, besides the usual court fees. j hat, let the result be as it may, for all prac
Persons selling liquor without a license to , tjCIll purposes, O'Neil will hold his seat for
be subject lo imprisonment or fine, or both. . the seasion, and tiius the purposes of the
A Female Repobteb. The Washington
correspondent of the New York Express
mentions as an evidence of the progress of
the Woman's Rights cause, that Mrs.
Paulina W. Davis, of the Providence Uua,
fa Woman's rizhts Doperl has been acsizn-
ed a seat ia the reporter' gallery of the IT.
S. Senate. The husband of Mrs. Davis is
a member of tho House.
Decision of Character. There is nothing
more lo bo esteemed than a manly firmness
and decision of character. I like a person
who shows his oa n mind and sticks toil
who sees al once what is to be dune in giv
ing circumstances and does it. He does
not beat about the bush for difficulties or
excuses, but goes the shortest and most ef
fectual way to obtain his ends, or to accom
plish a useful object. If be caneerve you
he will do so; if lie cannot, he will not keep
you in needless suspense, or lay you under
pretended obligations rotter.
TssirERAitCB CoKVERTioxi.-Scvcnty coun
ties inludiana held TemperanceConventions
on Wednesday, the 22d iust. The object of
these Conventions is to organize a system of
warfare, offensive and defensive, against tho
traffic in intoxicating liquors, and to pro
pose the best means to be used in tho fur
therance of tbe Temperance cause.
Sparks. 'Ma', didu't tho minister say last
Sunday that the sparks flew upwards!' 'Yes
my dear, bow came you to be thinking of it?
'Because yeaterday I saw cousin Sally's
spark stagger along-lhe street and fall down
ward.' 'Here, undget put this child to bed,
she mutt be getting sleepy.'
Parents should not love tbeir children un
equally, or if they do they should not show
it, lest tbey should make the one proud and
the other envious, and both fools! : Where
their nature haa made tho difference, it is
tho duty of tho tender parent to help tbe
weakest. That trial ia unfair where anec-
tlon is tb judge! - .-. v ,: ; s . ; j
Friday Eveaiug, Fek.si.19J4,
Encoote with Busotsas. Heroism
.n .1 n,aiu.aL I? .Iff A k . ok l l
j. . n.. ... .
' jvrMK 44Mv. 'n uuu s m C IOC ft OB
"'"I Miiiwiij, ur. i . r njfni, resi
ding on Ninth strett, Phllndetphia, wss
mil 4 if kf ksini M m Aw. . I . f
uvoMiiig fui rriwai ID Biff
fcouM' -! "J hims.lf.od
1'" " M' Be(j" toia 4,,wn h
) ' himself with a six-barreiled jevolver,
' bJ a sort of javsli formed f piece of
j w.ler org., pip. .oio.ed on the eod, and
"'V' U hU W,U b' ' tU Mf' W'
touk Und tb B" WBr" four
: roo2h looking vilUins light tbo gas aade oro-
imenee deliberately to ransack the dininc
if i .rcb of valuables, k.lpin, U.m-
j ei' l" act other refre.b-
:menU M tb7 coaUl nod. Tbo Bulletin
: ay: -
Aficr a time two of the men wen, op
'envim. it . i.. .k. .
j Mr. W. knowing that th. eWkVr. of
J disturbance. Soon one f the iin who
, remained dawn stairs, and who appeared to
1 be a leader of the g.o. g.v, to hi. fellow .
l,ul,l,r ,.r ..,. ..hi.,. .i
. .... .. ."
sou iuiu mm io laae ii op stairs sod "give il
u, the master," admonishing bim at tbe seme
1 lime, with an osth, lo 'jfive it to him right.'
j Mr. W. thinking this was a favorable mo-
meat for an stuck, rushed into the dining
i room nt ..... ,.r .k. .;n.;n.
i bis javelin. The fellow attempted to defend
broken portion can oow be plainly' seen.
i Mr. W. innn.d;.i.l, ,.,.ht ,i.. f.n..
. . ' w -
, uirew him headlong on the Ojor. Theses-
nnrl kilr.1.. .. . V. . '. .1 . I L ' I .
j . "'ii'i .....leu buuif ihi ui .1 ouuiraur,
and was greeted with a shot from tbe revol
ver, but it is uncertain whether tbe load took
The noise of the scuffle and the shouts of
Mr. W. alarmed the two burglars who were
up stairs ransacking tbe house, and tbry im
mediately rushed down to the assistance of
their companions. Tho fight now becams
frightful, aod Mr. W. was compelled to de
fend bimaell sgainxt tbe four burglurs, who
cut at him with their knives and strove to
kill bim. Five shots were fired from the re
volver the sixth missing lire aud the jav
elin wss nut kept idle. Mesntime a lad, a
son of Mr. W., hearing the noise, shouted
murder lustily, and the fellows made the best
of their way off, but not without bavin" sua-
. lainea some serious wounds,
Mr. W. states that be fired a shot at one
of tbe ruffians while struggling with bim and ;
that he held the pistol ce to the back of
j the deck of the latter when be fired, and that
the collar of the coat was thus set on fire.
I The pertioily burnt collar was found in the
room after the battle. A ronnd erowned
. drab wool hat was also found with the rim
at the rear scorched. The crown of this hat
I bears a heavy mark of Mr. W's niowess
: the side is cut through, evidently bv a heavv
From the manner in which the hat is cut. i
; tDJ from the marks inside, a very serious j
1 wouua must hsre been inflicted on the rob-
ber. A black cloth can was also found: the
. tr f,,ur
j Iruud in thai department will be accomplish-
!ej, Stale Journal.
CO" We cau learn to read and write, but
'we cannot learn raillery; that most be a
j particular gift of nature; aud, to tell tbe
truth, I esteem him happy who does not
wish to arquire it.
The character of sar-
; casm is dangerous;
altbough this quality
makes those laugh whom it does out wound,
it, nevertheless, never procures esteem.
Oxcnsliern. ' .
("Letters from St. Petersburgh state
tbat it is iufendrd to form a depot of 150,
000 at Moscow to leave 100,009 in Po
land, elation another 100,000 in columns
along the provinces of the Baltic and in
Finland, and raise the army on the Danube
to 300,000, aod that of Asia to 100,000.
The persons best acquainted "with Russian
statistics believe that these aro merely
figures of speech, and that Russia will bave
great difficulty in bringing together more
than half Ihe large number hers set down.
Tmb Wobc oa ths Texas ;Coloado
Raft haa been abandoned, aod the work
men are excavating a new channel for tbe
river, near what baa been c led the Kale
Ward Shute, which will be opened, it is
said, in a tew weeks, so ihat vessels may
pass from iho river lo tbe bay.
Terbibic Railboad Accidxt. A few
days since a worthy and excellent man
named Calvin French, a brakeman on tbe
Providence and Worceater Railroad, acci
dentally fell between the cars and was liter
ally cut to pieces. - His remains were pick
ed up in basketa. In small parts. '
OCT The Leffialaturo of South Carolina.
have refused to appropriate money to build
a monument to Calhoun. The ladies of
tho State bave taken tbe matter ia bands
and will raise tho money by subscription-
fyTho larger tho school fund the lessj
the prison allowance. . , . .. .- --j ,
WHOLE NO," 1483',.
loncaslrr smsl its Fulurt We fori andtr
obligations to "A Crnsi" for tbo follow
iog article In reUUon to tht futoro - pros-'
pects of our city . Wo are always not naif
williog but aoxious to receive and fabUls
eommunicstioas of title chsrarier: " ' -
Tor tbe Daily. J '- '
Allow me. Mr. Editor, to ejrproeo say ap
probation of tbo interest yon fool in tho
growth and prosperity of oar City, and tbo
means you seem to have adopted for thai
Wo have bod quite "ulk ' enooch. Ao-
tion intelligent and energetic action la
now demanded. ; '
Tbo times are lull of promise. .The pres
ent and tbe future will be bettilsent lo tho
vigilant, and lo them only. '";
Ho egregiaosty misjudges, -who supinely
I reli P W' ,Ml,," ojronuges is
u, sitrring ana sieepiess nvsine.
which mom pervade the whole West. Tbooo
advantages are but aids.; Enterprise, com.
bines them, works out tbo development, and
appropriates tbo benefit.
I w 0 every tbiar.exeoot tbo enter.
1 f"ie. 1 say ootbiagof capital, because In.
dustry and onterprizo .k. and .Vmtani
' y o . onq oomtnan
llL .. ..
Hundreds of industrious tad intelligent
people wnat to come in nmong tand sham
tbose beauties and blessings by wVicb wo
are surrounded, and which maketbe lova of
borne, among our citizens, an irresistaUo
In answer to yoorqoestior.of last even
log, I say withcomfidenee, that tbo groer
iog public spirit, in our awakening elty,
will soon provide them with tenements. '
For tbe Daily.J
Mb. Ewtom: I am very glad that tbo real
and substantial interests of Lancaster are
beginning to find an advocate in your eel.
omns; aod many circumstances seem to en
courage tbo hope, that tbo effort is not doom
ed, like some which bave preceded it, to bo
spasmodic and ephemeral.
Tbose interests have been long aegterted
This is oow tbe confession of every inhabi
tant. It has been more that) ordinary neg
lect. It bas been of tbo very worst charac
ter, bad in iu origio and caaaes, and it as
sumed still worse forms In each slags of its
continuance. It was merely selfish, at first
but degenerated until it became alsaost Mot
iM mnA m:tw n.t. v.
T -"l"7?iM?B " the hl1'
tuo lu-sciions 01 local advantages, nbicli
would bave inspired, with energy, almost
any other people, aoj produced a growth,
and prosperity, of which oor present condi
tion would bo a very poor miniature.'''"
But it is no part of my vwrooso to imttonrli
and criminate tho oast, o? to tt. Jl-
eu 01 Proif na the interests of
vocation. My aim is far differenfjind spring
ram tt. h,in mnA neTtmtaeft. nawXiisIn an o V a
tbo present the cheering contrast of tbo
past. ' '
I intend, Mr. Editor.with your permission,
to present to the public a few short articles,
suggestive of. tbe best means, ia my judg
ment, of securing tbo increase of populatios.
which is guaranteed to us by the healthiness
beauty and local advantages of oar ci y.
That increase must be accommodated wit f
d .veilings. The necessity is felt by all, and
makea the question, ss to means, vital and
I will undertake to show, In to-morrow
paper if you admit me to an audience with
your readers that abundant means aro
hero, if combined fry association.
AM OLD MECHANIC.
For the Daily Gazette..
Mb. Emtob: I bave aaid our great want
is an increase of tenements, to accommodate
oor augmenting population, and I bavo put
myselt under an engagement to show tbft
we have abundant means, to effect that ob
ject, if combined, by association. '- ' - '
Tbe principle of association baa been ad
vocated by some of tho first minds of tbo
sge, and is vindicated by satisfactory ex
It proposes the supply of the wants of a an,
the augmentation of bis material comforts,
bis advance in civilization, and tbe increase
of individual and aggregate wealth. It is,
iherefore, in Its object, a benevolent prin
ciple; and, in tbe realization ef its purpo
ses, men will fir.d a happy combination ef
interest and doty.
I know of nothing. In the character of
our people, repugnant lo tbe generous ob
jects ef modern association; and suppose it
is only neeessa7 to present to them a de
sirable scheme, U which its applicability k
practicable. , ' '
Such an object is exhibited, I am sure, in
the subject of these numbers. -
The object is, certainly, desirable. It
proposes an enlargement of population, an
increase of employment, and, of course,
irreater comparative comfort and Indepen
dence to the laborer. Iu practicability do.
pends upon our means.
Material, labor and subsistence aro tbo
essential elemenU. These, where they ex
ist, are of easy combination. . But labor is
the basis of alL It manufactures tbo ma
terial, produces the subsistence, aod give
them their ultimate conditio) of conven
ience, comfort and Value. ; .
These suggestions indicate my Idee, in
respect to the competency ot our meaos.
Tbeir foil development will too much en
croach npon your columns, to-day. , I to
aarvo It. therefore, for future numbers. '
AN OLD MECHANIC,
" ' ' .
Henry Clay, bee purchased a ntalllon) U
Now; Vork. for which ho . poyeil tho band.
some eum of- 84JJ0O. . . t ,-,a: