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Thursday Morniiis. Oct JLO, 154
Por the Gaxotte. .
A JMtCNKABDS CSEOTAPU.
' it r. hciphiy, . . .
, I. law an Infant at the breast, '".
-,:.. The-objeoi of a motlior's cure, -.
And ohl how fondly lie caressed,
, ' Her young and tender offspring there. . '
,, ' It 4rew from her the alroam of life,
That Bows from near a mothor'a hoart,
A stream that forms alovodivlne, '
That none should sorer, none should part,
' 1 saw again this lovoly child,
, ..' A kind aw J aportive little miss,
Her soul was HUM with life and loe, -'
" .And all the Joys of youthful bliss.
J nw her when a blooming youth,
, And all seeine'd bright for her In store,
She had no nval ill the throng,
For suo excelled In love and loro.
, " 1 saw hortrhon atlushlngbtlde,
" ' Adorn 'd In robes of snowy white,
' Tho Idol of a mother's soul,
For sho was now her sole delight. '
i . A moon was spont in perfect bliss,
,'Twaa vciy ahdll a honey moon,
"' saw her soon In pensive thought,
Hcrstur of hope had set loo soou.' '
1 saw her shed that that tear, ' ....
j Tbrjjltione. but women ever shed ,
. Har heart's deep fount was broken up,
And batk'd bor cheeks In foar and droaJ. '
1 saw her whon that (tar hnd'eomo,
; . Thatgnvo to her oaef asrVare,
And ohl Uie want tliat 1 then suw,
.t - o-tongutf can toll; no 0osh can boar. . v.
; 1 saw her wan and feeble form, - '
Hov'rlng o'er the lust warm spark
Iter babe was nestling to horbroust.
She sljopoth now, and now 'tis durk.
I saw upou her furrowe'd cheeks,
'. The frozen tears of want and grief, :
' For winter's bleak and chilling blast,
Had whtspor'dhura kind relief. . ' '
Her soul has wing'd its light on high; .
Her loug lust breath of life isapeul,
She sits a corpse, In token of
' A Drunkitrd't frnt Mouaminl. ' '
BCEN'E IS A WESTERS COCRT ROOM.
B7 AUSTIN C. HCRDICIJ;
In thq fall of 18 , I was travelling in
tho West on business. ' I left tho Missis
sippi steamer at Columbia, Kentucky, hair
ing made up my mint to travel by land as
far as Muhlouburg oounty, where 'I should
strike tho Green river far enough to tho
northward to take one of the - small flat
boats for the Ohio, Lato one .evening, I
arrived at the town of M , intending to
take tho stage from thero on tho next morn
ing. ' Tho bar room of the tavern was
crowded with people, and I noticed that
large numbors of tho oitizons were collect
ed about the street corners appearing to bo
discussing some matter of more than uau
nl interest.' Ofoourse I became curious to
know the cause of all this, and at the first
favorable opportunity I asked the question
of tho landlord. Ho gazed at me h moment
in Rilence,and then, with an ominous shako
of the head, he gave mo to understand that
a most dreadful thing had happened; but
before he had explained to mo what it was,
. . ho was called awsy to attend to oilier busi
I soon found,' hbwover.that the "dread
ful thing" tr'a9 the snbjoct of conversation
nil about mo, and by simply listening,!
gained an insight into tho mystery. It
(seemed that there was to be a trial for mur
der there on tho next day, and that the
criminal was n young blacksmith who had
boon born and brought up in tho town, and
who, until tho present time, had borne a
character above reproach. I . endeavored
to find out tho particulars, but I could learn
little upon which to depend, for different
people, gave different accounts, and all who
knew anything of the matter Wero too
much excited to speak calmly. The mur
der had transpired only about a week be
fore, and consequently, tho event was fresh
in tho minds of tho poople. ' Tho only facts
that came to mo upon which I could rely
were, that a middle aged man namod Math-
: cw Hampton, had been murdered and rob
bed,, and that Abel -Adams, the young
blacksmith.had been arrested for the crime
and would bo tried on the morrow. Some
said that the murdered man's money, to
the amount of over two thousand dollars,
had boon found upon the young man's per
son, but others denied this fact. .Yet all
sympathised with the. prisoner. Ho was
beloved by all his townsmen, and but few
of them oould believe anything of tho ro-
. ports that had crept into circulation. ;-
. As I was in no particular has.te, I resolv
ed to remain i M- until the. trial had
'comb off; sol went and erased my name
4 from the stage-book where I had placed it
and then informed mine host of my deter
On the following morning at an early
hour, the poople began to flock towards the
court-house, and 1 saw that u I would se
cure a place I must join the crowd. I did
go, and at length found myself within tho
building, and as good fortune would have
it I made a stand near the prisoner a box.
Ten o'clock was the hour set for opening
tho court, and beforq that time every con
ciovable standing-place outside of the dock
was filled. Stagings were erected upon
the outside under the windows, and these,
too were crowded.
At the appointed time tho court
Came in, ' and the prisoner was conducted
to the box. . Said prisoner was not more,
than five-and-twenty years of age, and he
possessed one of the most pleasing coun
tenances I ever saw it was one of thow
bold, frank faces, full of noble courage and
good nature just such an one as is unhes
itatingly taken as the index to a pure and
generous soul. Ho ' was a stout, athletic
man, and carried the palm at every wrenl
ling match in the country. I thought with
in myself that that man was no murderer.
And yet, we know not to what extremities
a man may sometimes bo driven. Young
Adams, was quite pale, and his neither lip
quivered as ho found tho gaaoof the multitude-fixed
upon bim;buthiseye was bright
and quick, not defiant, but bold and hope
ful in its deep blue light. --
The tiiiir commenced. 1 Tho complaint
Was cltarand distinct setting forth tho fact
that the prisoner, Abel Adams, "did, with
malico aforethought," etc., kill, etc., on
such a day, one Matthew llampton-Mn the
first place by striking him upo the head
with some heavy blunt weapon and in
the second place by stabbing him in the
breast, Icc. To all this the prisoner plead-,
ed "not guilty." From the first testimony
called up I learned the following facta: -
.Near sundown, one afternoon, about a
week previous, Matthew Hampton stopped
at the shop ot the prisoner to get his horse
shod. This Hampton was a wealthy far
mer, and his estate lay to tho southward,
near, tho Tennessee line, and only about
fifteen miles distant from M . Ho was
known to have had some two thousand dol
lars with him at that time money which
ha had received at Columbia fur corn. It
was nearly dusk when he started from tho
pi'iaoner'8 shop. Ho took out his pocket
book to pay for the job of shoeing his horse.
This he did within the shop, and two per
sons were present who now testify to the
fact, and also that when the pocket-book
was opened a largo bunch of bank notes
was exposod. About an hour after Hamp
ton left, the prisoner came out; from his
shop and went to his stable, and having
saddled his fleetest horse he mounted and
started off at a full gallop in the direction
Xiampton had taken. - . r
' ' Next came two witnesses "Mr. Simnle
and Mr. Jordan," both of them respectablo
citizens of M , who testified as follows:
They had been into tho ed''e of Tennessee
on business-, and were returning home. At
about nine o'clock on the evening in ques
tion, they came to a point in the road where
a high blufFovcrlookcd the way, and while
passing this they wero startled by seeing
8omethingin the moonlight which looked
like a man. They at once dismounted, and
found that what they had seen was the body
of Matthew Hampton, all gore-covered nnd
bleeding. They had not hten there more
than a minute, when they wore joined by a
third man who said that he saw tho mur
der committed, and the murderer had fled
towards M Simple and Jordon both
recognized this new-comor as ono Henry
Bigler,. and thought his character was by
no means of tho most exemplary kind, yet
that was no time for discussion. The body
of Hampton was still warm, so that the
murderer could not have been gone long.
Bigler had no horse, so Mr. Simple agreed
to remain by tho'body, while Jordan, and
Bigler went in pursuit of tlie murderer.
IhcV put their horses to tho top of their
speed, and iu half an hour they overtook
tho prisoner, whom Bigler at ohco pointed
out as tho man. Jordan hailed tho young
blacksmith, and found him nervous and ex
cited. . Ho then asked him if ho had scon
Matthew Hampton, but he spoke in a very
strange manner. After sonic expostulation,
the prisoner accompanied Jordan toM ,
aud thero be was placed in tho hands of
the bherifr, and upon examining his per
son, Mr. Hampton's pocket-book, contain
ing tho two thousand dollars, was found
upon him, and his hands were also covered
At this juncture tho excitement in the
little court room was intense. The crowd
ed mass swayed to and fro liko wind-swept
grain murmurs broke tho sanctity of tho
placo murmurs loud and deep and it
was some minutes ere anything like order
could bo restored.: At length Henry B ti
ger was called upon the stand. Ho was
Known oy mosi oi uie peopio in m ,
and though nothing positive was known
against nm of a criminal nature, yet he
was known to bo a reckless,, wandering
fellow, sometimes trading in slaves, some
times driving a flat-boat down the Missis-
ippi. Ho- stepped upon the witness's
block with a complaisant bow, and he gave
in his testimony clearly and distinctly. .
He said he was coming down the road
towards M on foot, and when near
tho bluff he heard the sound of a struggle,
accompanied by loud groans aud entreaties.
He sprang forward, and arrived just iu sea
son to see tho prisoner leap into his saddle
and ride off. The moon was shining at
the time, so that he could not. havo been
mistaken. As soon as ho found that Mr.
Hampton was, as he supposed, dead, he
started to go after ' help. Tho murdered
man's horse had fled towards home, so he
could gain no assistance in that way. He
had not gone far, however, when he heard
the sound of horses' feet, and on returning
t the spot ho found Simple and Jordan
there. ' ' - -
Bilcrcr was cross questioned very severe
ly, but his testimony was not to be flawed.
X10 Was explicit in ail ins Biaiumunui, mm
at tho same time he professed to feel A deep
regret that he was called upon to testify
Against a man for whom ho felt as much
respect as he did for tho prisoner.
At length young Adams arose to tell his
story. He spoko clearly, and with the tone
Of a man who tells the truth. Ho said that
about an hour after Matthew Hampton had
leu ma B nop, on tho evening in question,
he went to hia sink to wash his hands, and
while there he trod on something that ar
rested his attention. - He stooped and pick
ed it up, and found it to be s pocket book,
and on taking it to the light' it proved to
be Mr. Hampton's. . He remembered that
after Mr. Hampton had paid him for shoe
ing the horse, he Went to the sink after a
drink of water, and then he must hare
dropped the book. The young blacksmith's
first idea, he said, was to keep the book
LANCASTER, OHIO, TIIUKSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER ID 1854
until Hampton came back, but upon second
thought he resolved to saddk his horse anil
try tq overtake him, and restore the mo
ney. Accordingly he set off, and when ho
reached the bluff bis horse stopped, and
I began to rear and snort. Ho discovered
something laying by the road-side, nnd up
on dismounting and going to it he found
it toi.be, the body of Mr. Hampton, still
warni'and bleeding1.'". He first satufied him
self that he could h nothing alono, and
then ho started back towards M, after
assistance. "When he was overtaken by
Jordan and Bilger, the idea of having
Hampton's money with him broke upon
him with a stunning force; and hence his
strange and incoherent manner.
; When the prisoner sat down, there was
a low murmur came up from the multitude
a murmur which told that his story was
believod. But the judge shook his head,
and tho lawyers shook their heads, nnd
the jury looked troubled and anxious. The
prisoner's counsel did all he could to es
tablish his client's good character, and also
to impeach the character of Bilger, but ho
could refute none of the testimony that had
been given in.
When .the judgo came to charge tho ju
ry, he spoke of the preciseness of the tes
timony against the prisoner, and of the cor
roborative circumstances. With- regard
to the prisoner's story, he said that it was
very simple, and sounded very much liko
i...u . 1 . l. ii, y
tiui.ii, uui. no wouiu navo me jury remem
bor how easily such stories could be made.
It was long after dark when the jury re
tired to make up their verdict They wero
gone half an hour, and when they return
ed, the foreman showed by the very hue
of his countenance'that the Verdict was to
be fatal 1 All saw it, and I could hear the
throbbing of tho hundred hearts that beat
about me. .
' "Gentlemen of tho jury, have you made
up a verdict?" ,'
"We have." '
"Shall your foreman speak for nle?'i-
"Yes." ' : ' - -
"Abel Adams stand up and look the
foreman in the face. Mr. foreman look at
the prisoner. Now sir, is Abel Adams, the
prisoner at the bar, guilty of murder, or
not?" . ; .'. -
. Hark! Tho first syllable 'of. the word
" Guilty" is upon the foreman's lips, but
he speaks it not. Thoso who yet crowd
about the ' windows shout with all their
might, and in a moment more a man crowds'
his way into the court room. He hurries
up and whispers , to tho sheriff thou he
goes to the bjnch and whispers to the
judge.' Henry Bilger starts up nnd moves
towards the door, but in an instant the hand
of the sheriff is upon h m. . All is excite
ment tho most intense. Directly tho mass
about the door begins to give way, and
four men aro soon bearing upon their shoul
ders a chair a large stuffed chair and
ill that sits Matthew Hamp'on not dead,
but alive, .True, ho is pale and ghastly,
but his eyes are open and his lips move.
At length tho chair is set down before the
bench, and the old physician of M
asks permission to speak. As soon as this
act becomes known all is quiet once more.
Tho physician snys that neither of the
wounds which Mr. Hampton had received
aro mortal, though ho at first thought they
were. Tho blow upon the head, and the
stab in tho breast, combined to produce a
state of catalepsy which resembled death so
nearly that many an experienced person
niight havo been deceived. When he gave
out that Mr. Hampton was dead, lie tho't:
it was sol But when ho found thatilamp-!
son was living, he kept the 'secret to him- j
self, for fear that if the truth got out, a cer
tain man, whose prosenco was much need
ed, might bo, missing. . . '
At this juncture, Mr. Henry BiL'er made
a savagb attempt to break away from tho
sheriff, but it did not avail him. The jury
wero directed to .returji to their box, and
then Matthew Hampton was requested to-
speak. ' Ho was too weak to rise, bat he
spoko plainly, and in a manner that show
ed his mind to be clear.
" Ho stated that when he Tcaehed the
bluff on the night of his disaster, he discov
ered that his pocket book Was gone.' IIo
stopped his horse and was trying to think'
where ho could havelost it, when' some
one camo up from the side road. He had
just timu to see that it was Honry Bilger,
when he received a blow upon the head
from a club that, knocked him from his
horse. Thon he felt a sharp, stinging,
burning pain in his bosom, and with a mo
mentary starting of the muscles he opened
his eyes. He saw that Bilger was stoop
ing over him, and ransacking his pockets,
IIo could just remember of hearing the dis
tant gallop of a horse then he thought his
body was being dragged to the road side
and after that he could remember nothing
until he awoke in his own house, and found
the doctor by his bed-side. '
- For a little while longer the multitude
had to restrain themselves, I remember
that the judge said something to the jury,
and that the jury whispered together for a
moment. Then the prisoner stood Up onco
moro, and the foreman of the jury said-
"Not Guilty!" - '
. Then burst forth the heartshottts of the
people. Abel Adams sank back upon his
scat, but in a moment more he was seized
by -a score of stout men, and with wild and
rending shouts thoy bore him out into the
tree, open air, where the Dnght stars
looked down and smiled upon him. A lit
tle way had .'they gone when they met a
young woman, whose long hair was flying
in ino iiigui winu, huu who wrung nor
hands in rgony. " They stopped . and set
their burden down. Abel Adams saw the
woman, and ho sprang forward and caught
her to his bosom. ' ',: '.. , :'
'.'Mary Mary--I am innocent innocent
free!" ' .' 'V.;- -: : V'
Tho wife did not speak, one only clung
wildly to her noble husband and wept upon
his bosom. :- . . .
A warron body was torn' from its axle
trees the blaoksroith and his wife were
nlaoed therein and then they were borne a
way towards their homo, and long after
they had passed from my sight I could hear
the glad shouts of the impulsive people,
waking the night air, and reverberating a
montr the distant bluffa. ,-: ''
' On the next morning, before the stage
started, I learned that Matthew Hampton
had determined to make the young black
smith accept of onetlrousiuid dollars wheth
er he was willing or not.
Two weeks afterwards, while satins in
tho office of my hotel, at Cincinnati. 1 re
ceived a newspaper from . Henry Big
ler bad been hanged, and on the gallows
he acknowledged his guilt. Matthew
Hampton Was slowly recovering, and the
blacksmith had, after much expostulation.
accepted the thousand dollars from Hamp
ton's bounty. ; v . . .
CVurtJoK In Church.
An eccentric rector remarked a fentlc-
men at church who was not a parishioner,
but who Sunday after Sunday placed him
self in a pcV adjoin in;: that of a rouncr
wiuow. un me nrst occasion, he detec
ted himsiily drawing the lady's plove from
off tho back of the pew where she was ac
customed to place it (her hand and arm were
delicately' fair). By and by, the Jadv's
prayer-book full of course accidentally
from the edge of her pew into the gentle
man's. He picked it up foundaleaf turn
ed down and scanned a passage which ev
idently caused a smile of complacency. Our
minister saw all their movements, and con
tinued to watch them with a ucrutinizino-
ej-e for two successive Sundays. On the
third, as soon as the collects wero read, and
while the beadle yet obsequiously waited
to attend him to the chanoel,: our eccentrie
pastor, in a strong and distinct voice, said,
'1 publish the banns of marriage between
M and II (deliberately pronouncing the
name of the parties), if any of you know
any just cause,' &c. The eyes of
the . whole congregation wero turned on
the widow and the eray Lothario; tho lady
suffused with blushes, and the gentleman
crimsoned with anger; she fainting herself
wiin veiiemeii?c, and ne opening and shut
ting tho pew-door with rage. and violence.
'i'i i -i , ,.i
Auuuijin.iwi iiieuiiwiniu procceaemurougn
his accustomed duties wilh the same deco
rum nnd ease as if perfectly innocent of the
agitation he had excited. Thosermon preach
ed and the service ended, awny to tho ves
try rush the parties at the heels of the pas
tor 'whoauthorized you, sir, to mako such
a publication of banns?'demanded they both
in a breath. Authorized me?'said ho with
a stare that heightened their confusion. Yes
sir; whoauthorizod youv'.'O.'said the min
ister with a sly glance alternately at each,
if you don't approve of it, I'll forbid the
bannsncxt Sunday. 'Sir.'said thelady. 'you
have been too ofheious aiready.nobody re
quested you to do any such thing, you had
better mind your own business.' 'Why,
my pretty dear,' said he, patting her on the
cheek, 'what I have done rs all in the way of
business.and if you do not like to wait" for
three publications, I advise you, sir( turn
ing to the gentleman ), toproeuro the license'
tfie ring, and the fee," and then tho whole
may be settled as soon as to-morrow. 'Well,'
replied tho gentleman addressing the lady,
'with your permission I will get them, nud
we may be married in a day or two. 'Oh,
you may both do as you please, 'pettishly,
yet nothing to loth, replied tho widow, 'it
was a day or two after that the license was
procured. The parson received his fee,
tho bridegroom his bridei Bnd the Widow
for tho last time threw her gloves over the
pew, and, it was afterward said, all parties
No ! That is a very short word. It
has a very short meaning sometimes. It
often . ' blasts ,., fond .anticipations; it may
change tho whole tenor of a life.. In
matrimonial matters it would be better that
it should be oftoner said than it is, for many
of tho sex sometimes say No when they
mean Yes, and should use the shorter word
when .they do not.
Oue feunday evening, not many nights
ago, tho Uev. Mr. Thompson perlormed
a marnngo ceremony at tho tabernacle
both parties said Yes at the proper
time, and . the RjvcrncJ gentleman said
"I want you to perform tho samo thing
for me,' said a well-dressed, youngish man
to Mr. Thompson.
Now right off to night.'
'Can't you put it off a little? It will
make it rather lute.' ' '
'No the lady 6ays how or never, and 1 1
am very anxious, will you go;
'Yes, whero is it?' -
'Closo by--only a few steps west of the J
Park. We are all ready, and will not de
tain you but a few minutes on your way
homo." r i
Mr." T. went to the placo which was a
respectable boarding house, aud everything
evinced decorum. The lady young and
pretty, neatly dressed, and altogether a de
sirable partner for the geutlcmau was
presented and ft short prayer, as Usual up
on such occasions, was offered, and then
hands joined. . .. -
'xou, with a tun sense ot the obligations
you assume, do promise, hero in the pres
ence of God and these witnesses that you
take this woman, whoso right hand you
clasp in yours, to be your lawful, wedded
wife, and as such you will love and cherish
'I do.' . ' ' ,
'And, vou, Miss, onyoUr part, will you
take this man to bo your lawful wedded
husband? , ". ,
'Nol' . ' , '. "
Wo have heard in times past, wheh
showers wore fashionable, some pretty
heavy claps of thunder; but none that ever
rattled about tho tympanum of that bride
groom was quite so loud as that stunning!
little monosyllable. t.
'Wo, I never will! said .sue mosi em
phatically, and walked away proudly to
her seat, leaving her almost-husband look
ing and probably feeling just the least trifle
in the world foolish.
- Mr. Thompson remonstrated not to
induce her to change that No for Yes, nor
for trifling with . him in a solemn duty of
his calling aud asked for an explanation.
'I meant no disrespect to you, sir, or to
trifle with your duty, or the solemn obli
gation you were cnlled upon to ratify; but
I had no other -.way to vmdicato my char
acter. I came to the city a poor sewing
girl : I worked . for this ma. He made
proposals of marriage to me, but from oth
er1 circumstances I doubted his sincerity,
and left his employment anil went back to
the country for a while. When I returned,
I found the door of ipy former boarding
house closed against mo, and this lad v,
whom I had entecraed as a kind friend, cAd
and quite indisposed to renew my acqiint
ancfc; and I insisted upon knowing the rea
son. I learned that this man had blacken
ed my character, denied h! proposals f
marriage, and said I was no matter what.
I said to the lady, 'let nie come back and
I will prove my innocence. Will you be
lieve what I say, if he will now marry m-7
Yes; I certainly " will, and so will all
mho know vou.' '
'I renewed Uie acquaintance he renew-i
eu ijis proposals! accepted, and said
'Yes, get themiuisterat once.' He slan
dered .me, I deceived him. I Droved mv
jwordstrue, and Wv fale. ' It was the "only
way a poor, helpless girl had to avnge her
self upon a man who had proved himself
unworthy to be her husband.. It was tho
only way at the right time, to say one word
one little word. I have wid it. I hope
it will be a lesson to men, an example to
other girls, and that in many otkerand dif
ferent circumstances will learn to say No.'
If I was angry, for a single moment,'
faid Mr. Thompson. 'I carried none of
it over the threshholj.
son, but well applied,
dcring on the value of
It'was a severe les
I went hom pon
that word No.'
.V. Y. Trilntne:
Henry Clay's Home and ('rave".
We made a promise some days arjo to
give an account of our visit to Ashland,
which for so many ycar3 was the homo of
Henry Clay, a name- dear to the American
people, and to which the memory clings
like ivy to tho oak. Ashland has often ben
described by abler pens than ours, and its
name has gone forth to the ends of the
earth. Those who have preceded m.how
ever, saw Ashland when in its full glory,
as a quiet, modest, unpretending dwelling,
and when the occupant was in his pri Jo
of place, first in the race of men. Those
days have passed away never to return
Not only has the jewel vanished from our
sight,but the casket has been broken which
contained it. Henry Clay is dead, and
Ashland is a ruin.
' It was near the close of a warm nnd
pleasant day, that wd rode in a carriage
from the hotel door in Lexington, to Ash
land. We were not prepared to find tho
dwelling totally demolished, but all that.
remained of , it was part of a brick wall,
winch had once served to divide the parlor
from the libray and upor. this some half
dozen men were at work with crow-bar
and pick-axe, leveling it to the ground.
All, therefore, that remains of the old
homestead of tho . Statesman, is a pil of
bricks and rubbish. We wero told that
the present proprietor of the estate a sod
oflionryCIay is about to erect on the
. . ... ... ... .
siTooiwe oiuuweinngancwcaihceot its ex
act form nnd character. This will make
some amends for tho work of demolition
he has completed, but it will, hardly Par
don it. Tho old house might have been
repaired; it should not havo been destroy
ed. It was ono of tho' , most consecrated
spots, thoso shrincS of liberty; to which the
pilgrim would oft retire to revive hope.and
strengthen his love of country, ... .;
Aside irom the interest fixed to the spot
because of him, who, for so many years had
found thero his home, there is nothing re
markable about Ashland.-' The estate par
takes of the general character of the lands
in tho neighborhood of Lexington," being
rich nnd fruitful. There aro many fine
trees In the immediate locality where tho
dwelling stood, and we can scarcely imag
ine a more proper rural home than Ash
land once w'as, for such a man as Henry
Clay. But its glory has departed; Henry
Clay's home is razed to tho earth. It was
with a mortified hnd disappointed "spirit
that we left Ashland, and directed our way
towards tho cemetery, which is on the
other side of Lexington from Ashland, but
nearer the closely Inhabited Dart of the citv.
It is an exceedingly Well-selected spot.and
contains many handsome monuments.
Our chief at sire, however, was to see the
grave of the 'Great Commoner.' We 6oon
found )t. It is marked by no stond or
monument. The place of sepulchre is
well selected. Henry Clay lios just where
he ought to iu the heart of Kentucky.
The spot is beautiful and quiet, and 'he
sleeps well.' His grave is heaped up ih
the usual form, and covered with tho green
sward. It is contemplated to build lis
monument on the spot whero he now rests.
We own that we liko the simple beauty of
his unmarked grave hotter than wo ,woulJ
a monument. It brought to our mind tl e
grave of Sir AValter Scott, in St. Mary's
aisle, in the ruined Abbey of Dryburgb.
Soott's grave, like Clay's, bears" no monu
mental stone; the green hillock aloue marks
whero ho rests. But how quite and holy
that rest doth seem. Cin. : Oat. . '
How TO GET RID OF IUtS. Prof. Uas-
com, of Oberlin, in a letter to the Ohio
Farmer, saysr ' -
"The large broWn fat often visits my
laboratory and other premises.' As they
come singly, I take off each, the night af
ter I discover signs of his presence, in this
wise: I take half a teaspoon ful of dry
flour or Indian meal on a plate or piece of
board, nnd sprinkle over it the fraction of
a grain ot strychnine. Xhis is sot in a
convenient place, and I invariably find the
culprit near tho spot dead in the morning.
The peculiar advantage of this poison is,
It produces muscular spasms, which pre
vent the animal from reaching his hole to
die and decompose. It is neeulesH to add
that such a violent poison should be used
with care. '
jCirSenator Douglas ' addressed -the
people at Gcnevia, Illinois, on Thursday,
and was listened to with great attention
and respect. ' As soon as he had finished
speaking a ssries of Anti-Nebraska resolu
tions were presented and adopted with but
little opposition. : -
i JC"The dead letter office at : Washing
ton, has sent back, unopened, ' 30,000 let
ters to England, -7,500 to Canada, 350 to
Nova Scofla, 800 to New Brunswick, 6,
000 to Bremen, 2,000 to Prussia.
"S.IID i to nmir SAID I. ft
' r raorSariNT suae.
,r WThea V'td that the Church of Horn
The Tinuil's aaiat aofcorr'd.
That PraO'lm aaa jltj at 'konje''
" Where tttt t"i, cr.uU rjiya as lrd
. Ald that all ber rol.- wis fair,
,' )LbeMriltorriM, . .
... What nt J-a dunsjjans then f '
Said J W !aj-s:H,Kud I.
. Wet lahl ef bsr lr ndu reigti, .
, . ' That all Iu her pale were free,
I tiaghl of the hearf eba'.u,
Aud thsMj'lial on his kujc;
1 ' Ofiho bundr-i-lt dn.ts.-d frtn fcjm,, '
A t4 lwtln Uirrt-I!s to die,
-And Uthli jrujr rniOoa, Rurajt"
. , , Said I to ujstif jia .
; Wheat (old Uiatjhe only wauls
The lihJrtrsll eidy, . ,
. 1 hjl tutllu, fnytJ and fonts, , .
.... uhe'U sr la bj ws amplojt- -
. That etuciag us the eeeks a hesae.
And lonjr.fr adojrliu;
' " I.tWea proseiDut church la Borne t
surf J I to aislf said I."
When told that the !ot4 ths truth,
And opened the Bible ld,
That sha strove to train her jojth
Vr him who hith hLaX and .lies.
All the shops iu House 1 sought,
" Ifjoe prizj the bu!c so kieli ' ,
'. Said I to myself tld i.
When told that s'i-1 br'd auid
Tim people might win-jr grow,
' That the Pop? had a kind regard
-Wulcb he alwsrssoQjrlit to show;
That he wooJJuoleee them f jols,
ISut eterio rait them try; .
ul should like t sno sou. schools,"
Said I t ni) s-.lf said 1.
Away withsu'k Fophdieant
. . Aud Jesuitical wiles,
I see what is re all, meant
In spita of jour friendly smilei;
Though the wolf may hide bis skla.
And Pnrccll aud Hugh's try;
Ml'ra not w be ukea iu"
. Eaid 1 to uijself .aid I.
The 6ecretof all the success in the
World, all its geat achievements, in all
times, in all countries, and of all kiuds,lies
iu three miagre sylables.
Tiny as these words seem, yet are they
mighty! The grm of all fame and wealth
and fortune is coo.tair.ed in them; and in
dustry and perseverance only are required
to bear that germ ia breadth and. strength
"I will try!". 'tis a noble, health ful.car
ncst, cog?at, glorious jhrase, and its Teso-
lute utterance hath the sound of a trumpe1
and the voice of a prophet! Well worthy
is it of stout hearts and of heroes, whose
greatest deeds have boea naught save itg
expression initlful and tactile. . .
There seems a throb of life, a flush of
hope.r a sense of strength in this founder
of greatness and former of destiny; and a-
boutits triune tru'hfu'ness, a wiJe-sprcad--
mg halo, revealing tho brilliant future of
him who observe it.
"I willtry!" He only is a hero that
dare say this, and say it too with a will
and a purpose and an energy to mako it
good. There is miuic in iu speaking and
resolution in its speaker! We lova to hear
it; for its sterling virtua falls upon the ear
like the holiest teaching, and yields Vigor
and support to the heart, fainting from
toil nud sick- from misfortune. There is
strong though wholesome contagion iu the
air which receives it, and many pure
breaths may be breathed iu its full exha
lation. . in
"I will try," is the fabled wand of the
genii, that touches the roek, and turns it
to ashes; that 'waves o'er the desert, and
fills it with fragrance; that presses the sund,
and flecks it with diamonds.
Obstacles ever stand between man and
his greatness; between himself and his de
sires; his thoughts and bis glory. He must
struggle bravely, well and long, though his
limbs pain and his feet bleed, if ho wonld
reach his arm and his duty. And let him
not despair, however much Way oppose
him; but witha fervent "I will try," oft ut
tered and always remembered, his soul will
he firni)- and shorter and easier his jour
ney. - i
"I will try!" Those who have never said
it and acted it, have never asserted their
nature, or claimed the place to which they
are entitled. They linger like drones in
the valley, when the bright grSen hills are
above them, which they can climb and he
nobly rewarded.'if they "will try'' as their
good spirit prompts them-.: i,. .v, -
"I will try!" This is both more than
:ho Svracusan's boast: for it ever tnoveth
the world on toward perfection, and throngs
every ago with its wonders. '. There Is a
winning power in its language that strength.
eneth more than physio or cordial.
I will try!" Say it and moan it, ovor
again and many times, ye that are hopeless
aud weary and mind-sick, and ye. will feel
another heart in your bosoms; and its daily
enactment will lead ye to peace, and to
plenty and glory.
Fresh Are. Horace Mann has well
siid., 'People who. fhudJcr at a flesh
wound anda trickle of blood, will conhiie
their children like convicts, and compol
them month after month to breath quaiu
tities jof poison. It would less' impair the
mental and physical constitution of chil
dren,, gradually to draw an ounce of blood
from their veins, during the samo length
of time, than to 6end them to breatho for
six hours a day, the lifeless and poisoned
air of some of our school-rooms. Let any
m. .Kn ..sbia fnr confiding children iu
rnnjill rooms and keeping them on stagnant
.wo..,,.. -- - o
air, try the experiment of breathing his o wn
breath only four times over and if medjpal
aid be not on hand, the children .will nev
er be endangered by his vote afterwards."
WHOLE NO 1510 ;
We havo just stumbWd neon the follow '
Jing pretty piece of mosaic.' lying amid a '.
inumiuutt oi inose less attractive:
"No snow tills lighter thaa the mow of
age: but none isheavier.forit norer melts.
The figure is by no means novel, but ths '
closing part of the sentence Is new as well ,
as emphatic. The Scriptorea represent
age by the almond tree, which bears blos
soms of tho purest white. "The almond
tree shall flourish" the head shall be hov
ry. Dickens says of one of his characters ,
whose hair was turning grey, that it jooke-5
ed as if Time had lightly plashed hit snows :.
upon ii io passing. v -
"It never rael.s" no, never. Age. Is
inexorable; its wheels must move onward, -
they know not any retrograde .no vtaen.-
The old man may frit and sing "I Would .
I were a boy again," but he grows older
as ha singi. Hi may read of the elixir ot
youth, but he cannot find it; he may sigh
for the secrets of that alchemy which is a
bli to miko him young again, but sighing
brings it not. He may gaze backward with
an eye of longing upon the rosy schemes of
early years, but as one who gazes on his i
home from the deck of a departing ship,
every moment carrying him further and
lurthcr away. Poor old man! be has little
to do than die.
"It never melts." The snow of wioter
comes and sheds its Whito blessings upon ,
valley and mountain, but soon the sweet .
spring follows and smiles it all away. Not
so with that upon the brow of tho tottering
veteran; there is no spring whose warmth
can penetrate its eternal frost. It came to
stay; its single fiakes ftil unnoticed, and.
now it is drilled there. We shall see it in-
crease until we lay the old man in his
grave; there it shall be absorbed by the e--ternal
darkness,for there is no age in heav
Yet why speak ofage in mournful strain? .
It is beautiful, honorable and eloquent.
Should we sigh at the proximity of death, :.
when life and the world are so full of emp
tiness? Let the old exult because they
are old; if any must weep, let it be the
young, at the long succession of cares that
is before them. Welcome the snow, for it .
is the emblem of peace and of rest. It is
but a temporal crown, which shall fall at -the
gaUsof paradise, to be replaced by
brighter and better. . . - 1
If vou would know the value of money,
go and try to borrow some:for he that goes .
a borrowing goes a sorrowing, as Poor .
Richard spvs: and, Indeed, so does he that
lends to such people, when he goes to gel ,
it again. Poor Dick further advises, and
says: ' ' '..., ..
"Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse ;
- Ere fabric yeu consult, consult jour purse.
And again, "Pride is as loud a beggar
as want, and a great deal more saucy." ,
When you have bought one fine thing, you
must buy ten more, that your appearence
may all be of a piece: but poor Dick says,
"It is easier to suppress the first desire,
than to "satisfy all that fiulow it." And it
it is as truly folly for ths poor to' ape the
rich, as for the frog to swell in order to e
qual the ox. - . '
"Vessels large may renlure suore.
But Mule boats should keep near shore.
I; is, however, a folly soon punched:
for, as Poor Richard says,"Pnde that dines
on vanity, sups on contempt; Pride break
fasted with Plenty.dined with Poverty.and ,
supped with infamy." And after all, of
what use is this pride of appearance, for
which so much is risked, so much is suf
fered? It cannot promote health, or ease
pain: it makes no increase of merit in the '
person, it creates envy, it hastens misfor
But what madness it must be to run in
debt for these superfluities! . We are offer
ed by the terms of this sale, six months '
credit; and that perhaps, has induced some .
of us to attend it, because we cannot spare
the ready money, and hope to be fine with
out it. But ah! think what you do when
you run in debt; you give to anothei pow
er over your liberty. If you cannot pay
at the time, you will be ashamed to see
your creator; you speak to him; yott will
make poor, pitiful sneaking excuses, and,
by degrees, come to lose your vcracity.and
sink into base, downright lying; for, "the
second vico is lying, the first is running
in debt," as Poor Richard says; and again,
to the same purpose, "lying rides upon
debt's back; Whereas a freeborrl English
man ought not to be ashamed or afraid to
soo or speak to any man living. But pov
erty oflcns deprives a man of all spirit and
virtue. "It is hard for an empty bag to
. ..... ry ?.1
stana upngni. ir. frantcun. .
A Memoranda fob Careful Writers.
Always spell Kansas with a z, and Min
nossotawith a double n. Never spell Santa,
Ana with more than one a in the second
name. Do not make a mistake apiece in:1:
spelling bouquet and t'Ariqud, Recollect
that employe has but one at the end, and '
that be accented, unless you toean an em-,
ployed woman, wheq it should be spelled
employee, with a double ee, the first one
accented. Nevefr call a social party in the
eyeing a levee, for the essence of that word
is something that takes place in the morn
ing, it being the correlative term to toiree.
Never write depot when you mean railroad .
station. Never say east when you mean
west, nor leeward when you mean wind
ward. 'The best Way to avoid many inacr
curacies is one that has a great many oth- -er
advantages, via: never use a foreign
word if there is a good English one that '
will express your idea; and among English
words those of Saxon derivation are often
better than Latin; Greek or Frenchi-sBa-(imore
American. . '
. Namktus Paok. 'My lord, I appear
before you in tho character of "an advocate
from the city of .London. ; My lord, the
cliv of London herself appear hefore you
as a suppliant for i tice.; My lord, it is
i written in the book of ivnture.
i . T 1 T''1..K1. .
The Book of Nature.' 'Name the page -
says Lord Ellenborougb, holding bis pea
uplifted.asif tonote the folio down, the
City of London' was shut up.