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From the Church Times.
THE MARRIAGE VOW.
Speak it not liglitlj 'tis a holy thing,
A bond enduring through long distant years
When joy o'er thine abode is hovering,
Or when thine eye is wet with bitterest tears,
Recorded by an Angel's pen on high,
And must be questioned in Eternity.
Speak it not ligvtly though the young and gay
Are thronging round thee now, with tones of
Let not the holy promise of to-day
Fade like the clouds that with the morn have
But ever bright and sacred may it be
Stored in the treasure-cell of memory.
Life may not piove all sunshine there will
Dark hours for all! O! will ye, when the night
Of sorrow gathers thickly round your home,
Love as ye did, in time when calm and bright
Seemed the sure path ye trod, untouched by care,
And deemed the future, like the present fair?
Eyes that now beam w ilh health may yet grow
And cheeks of rose forget their early glow;
Languor and pain assail each active limb,
And lay, perchance, some worshiped beauty
Then will ye gaze upon the altered brow,
And love as fondly, faithfully, as now.
Should fortune frown on your defenceless head,
Should storms o'ertake your barque on life's
dark sea ;
Fierce tempests rend the sail so gaily spread,
When hope her syren strain sang joyfully
Will ye look up, though clouds your sky o er
And say "ToqtUicr we will bide the blast!"
Age, with its silvery loc'is, comes stealing on,
And brings the tottering step, the furrowed
The eye from whence each lustrous gleam hath
And the pnle lip, with accents low and weak,
Will ye then think upon your life's gay prime
And smilliug, bid Lute triumph ever Time!
Speak it not lightly O, beware, beware !
'Tis iio vain promise, no unmeaning word -
Lo! men an angt-ls list the faith ye swear,
And by the High and Holy One 'lis heard;
Oh, then kneel funnily at His altar now,
And pray for grace to keep your marriage vow
From Theodore Hook's Remains.
The hour is come the cherished hour,
When from the busy world set free,
I seek at length my lonely bower,
And muse in silent thought on tLcc.
And, oh! how sweet to know that still.
Though sever M from the widely far,
Onr minds the self-same thought can fill
Our eyes yet seek the self-same star.
Compulsion from its destin'd course
The magnet may awhile detain;
But when no more withheld by force;
It trembles to its north again.
Thus, though the idle world may hold
My fettered thoughts awhile from thee,
. To thee they spring, when uiiconlroll'd,
In all the warmth of liberty.
The faithful dove, where'er by day,
Through fields of air her pinions rove,
. Still seeks, when daylight dies away,
. The shelter of her native grove.
So at this calm, this silent hour,
Whate'er the daily scenes 1 see;
, My heart (its joyless wand'rings o'er)
Return unalter'd still to thee.
' Notions of Beauty. The females of
the Indian tribes on the North West Coast,
by the means of wood contrivances, cause
the under. hp to grow out horizontally near
ly the size of a man's hand, presenting a
mast unsightly appearance. This was called
a wooden lip, and deemed an essential re
quite to beauty. If any of our fair readers
should fee) disposed to laugh at this absurd
folly, they should remember that the forest
maiden would stick out her huge lip at them
for compressing and distorting their waists.
"12" An exchange aavs. that an eastern
lady, whose husband is smitten with the Cal
ifornia fever, has him bled twice a week
to keep down the excitement and puts mus
tard poultices to his feet every night to
raw toe fever tut of lum.
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Remarks of Mr. Henderson, of Pike, on
me proposed amendments to the
Constitution in reference to
the Bank question.
Mr. Henderson remarked, that he re
gretted exceedingly his position was such
in regard to this proposition, as to compel
him to vote against a cherished principle
opposition to banks. This proposition as
presented, seemed to htm strange and
stattling in the extreme, and tlusit must
appear lo every man who will carefully ex
amine the constitution nnder which we are
now acting. He asked, of what impor
tance are State constitutions, and to what
end are provisions inserted in these all
prescribing powers, if legislatures are per
mitted to disregard those provisions and
commence without restraints, a system of
innovations and change?, which from dan
gerous precedent, may finally end in the
complete sovereignty and supremacy of
the Iceislature. Gentlemen mav Hrmti0Wn sovereign will and pleasure. To show
to screen themselves behind what they
deem the sovereignty of the people, lo jug
tify a deed which will be in effect a denia
of that sovereignty and a usurpation of it
into our own hands, but he who will exam
ine this proposed amendment with care,
will find it a most unwarrantable exorcise
of power by this legislature. At the time
of framing our State constitution, a clause
was very properly inserted therein, which
forever prohibited hasty and inconsiderate
changes in our organio law. The people,
upon proper reflection and due considera
tion, adopted tin's constitution, and though
many changes have been necessary, and
many have been actually made, yet he hadisands f intelligent citizens would neverance of the precious metal, soon to be
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never heard it intimated before, that a
change could be made in the manner point-
ed out by these lesolutions. The constitu-
ion provides that "the General Assembly
may atany time, propose such amendments
to this constitution, as two-thirds of each
House slnlldeom expedient, which shall be
published in all the newspapers published"
in this State, &c .," providing for a thor-i1"
people of the State
to provi-le, "and
for the information of the ence wou,', oe "e grossest, "- - - " r-i
......i.uii v. ...v t , . . . , , He therefore tlioiiirlit the nrnnnsttinn at
.n f..i.i),. ; .in contusion ana uncertainly. oo iar as lie " r
, and further It goes on, this timi? ineitneilieMl and not calculated tn
if at the first session of was conccrnea, ,,e was ...irerm.ueu lo casi - 7 "3'
the General Assemhlv. after such ..eneral,"" 'P " U,,B IT"!'""
election, two-thirds of each Home shall, by
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jcas aim fiats 'Uiyy biuii iiuj''"vu oiuvnu-j
menls, theshall be valid to all intents and,,nen ,n,1,t sa' l,,fi ca see difference
purposes as parts of this constitution." He between the proposition and the one to call
called the attention of members to these
Plain words contained in the 12th article of
the constitution- The reason of their
sertion must be apparent to every .b.r,
of the House. It was unquestionably to
guard the organic law of the State from vi
olent and unnecessary changes by those
who had been sent here for the purpose rath-
pr nf nhevincr than destrovintr the existing
M..iit..i!.. Ha dpirpd to examine the!'" uPon the contemplated changes, and
subject, first as to its constitutionality, and
secondly as to its propriety and expedien
cy. The resolution under consideration,
proposed as an amendment to the constitu
tion, prohibits banking forever in the State
of Missouri. So far the intention is per
haps good, if arrived at in the proper man
ner, but it provides that this amendment
shall be submitted by a bare majority of the
legislature, instead of two-thirds,, as pro
vided in the constitution, which members
have sworn to support on this floor, and in
stead of leaving it to be discussed and can
vassed before the people and ratified by
two-thirds of the next General Assembly,
it proposes to submit it to a direct vote of
the people at the next August election, to
have the votes counted and their legality
decided by a few officers, and a proclama
tion from the Executive, to the effect that a
majority of votes have been cast in their
favor, makes them to all intents and purpo
tha constitution. This, to
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say the least of it, he considered a danger
ous precedent, and one well. calculated to
vest extraordinary power in the legist
ture. Gentlemen seemed disposed to think
that a spirit of opposition to this amend
ment urced a want of confidence in the in
telligence and capacity of the people, but
he thought such an unwarrantable assump
tion of power by us on the present occasion,
clearly out of the pale of ftj
and one so
constitution, by which our constituents at1
'United We Stand Divided We FaIl."
PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI, MONDAY,
least expect us tube governed, would to'ceeded to the second part of his argument
him indeed appear to carry with it a dis- the impolicy and inexpediency of such an
trust which he would not sanction. Is this amendment at this particular time. The
a proposition to amend the constitution? if!
so, it muat be made in the mode pointed out
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in the constitution, published in a certain
manner and ratified after careful examina-
lion by the next legislature. Examine, said
lie, the resolutions, and yon will find in
them a compliance with the constitution in
but one particular, and that is the publica
tion of the proposition. Aid now he asked
if we, as a legislature, can violate the con
stitution in the mode of proposing an
amendment, and also in the mode of its rat
ification, why can we not also disregard it
in the matter of publication? The power
once given, there is no limit to curb us, the
legislature gathers power and there is no
use of a constitution tonuide them, for that
mav be established and demolished at their
to what dangerous extremes this doctrine
night lead, he proceeded to demonstrate
I how, with the violation as a precedent be
fore them, a future legislature, professing
great regard for the people, and confidence
in their intelligence, might become the sole
makers of the constitution, and be able to
engraft on it almost without the knowledge
of the people, the most odious provision;
for instance, they might propose an amend
ment by a bare majority, might call a spe
cial election for a vote on the proposition,
and even neglect or refuse to publish it, in
order to inform the people of the cause of
the election. In a case of this kind, thou-
l,ear of the Proposition; and those who
might ome aware of it, would be called
"Pon n ca,t a voto on tl,e mtsi important,
PP of all subjects, without reflection
or s',0l,s consideration. By tins means,
cnanges in me constitution would follow
each other in rapid succession, and that
uorin inoni anrl naiia niiivKt frj ka asiss-
P-"J aS8"" legislative mini
j'1'' wl,at ,,e considered to be
anl design of the constitution
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was 8 material difference. The one is an
i ill . Is . . KTiiieduiLiii.iiK ill. ll udiik I hi rr.
in-!act,,al proposition to amend, the other was
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PeolM" ""cr M
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who miht meet thereafter for the exnresS!P0Sed according to the requirements of the
and avowed purpose of altering or amend
ing the constitution. These delegates, too,
were fresh from the people, with instrue-
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more than all, relieved from the solemn
obligations imposed upon members of the
legislature to support the existing constitu
tion. Members of a convention called for
the purpose of framing or amending a con
stitution, would merely take an oath to sup
port the Constitution of the United States,
and a majority of them could make or un
make at pleasure. Not so with the legis
lature, it meets for the purpose of framing
laws in accordance with the constitution,
and the people have wisely guarded therein
against violent and uncalled for changes
which have always proved and ever will
prove detrimental to their peace and happi
ness. The question of bank or no bank
was not now the legitimate subject of dis
cussion; if that were the question, he
imagined there would be less difference of
opinion than now exists in regard to the
passage of the resolutions, lie thought
that the Democrats of the State were gen
erally opposed to banking institutions, and
would unquestionably at the proper time
cease tj cive them encouragement in any
shape, within the limits of this State, but
he believed also that they were willing to
go about this great reform in the proper
and constitutional mode. If ho could lend
his support to this proposed amendment
without so thorough a conviction oi a no
lation of the Constitution ; its spirit and
meaning, in doing so, he would most cheer
fwp f,e noW pro
present charter of the Bank of the State
of Missouri would not expire unli the
year 1857, which is eight years hence. The
amendment if passed does not nrooose to
affect this bank or its branches, and conse
qtiently will be perfectly inoperative for
the next eight years to come. He hoped
the advocate of the more could readily see
the effect of action now it is either to as
serf a belief of ours, an abstract proposi
tion, or else it is to impose an unnecessary
restriction upon those who are inhabitants
of the State in the year 1857. The Consti
tution as it now stands, forever prevents
the chartering of any more banks than are
in existence at present, and at the expira
tion of the present charter, the Legislature
might refuse to incorporate another, and
the whole evil thus eradicated and removed.
He thought that action of this character at
the present session of the Legislature alto
gether premature. He hoped the day would
soon come when all banking should cease
in the State, but there is always a proper
mode and a proper time for all things.
The feeling against banking is evidently
gaing strength rapidly, and mingling every
where with enlightened views and sound
policy. He feared that a proposition of
this character might again arouse, without
cause, those bitter prejudices and excited
feelings which had just past and been for
gotten, he hoped, forever. But if permit
ted to lie still for a short time the abun
poured into the lap of our country from the
rich mines of California and other sources.
would be such as to convinea every man
of the utter inutility of bank paper, and the
necessity of establishing a permanent cur
rency, which will not be subject to sudden
changes and fluctuations, and which will be
unattended with those elements of panic
and distress, which are inseparably con
i'"5' ar"i'f this, in the judgment of the next
legislature should be considered a proper
anil legitimate mode or amendment, the de
sired change could, in a few short months be
effected, and the advantages secured to
those mrc immediately interested. Having
spoken of the many changes already made
Iiv flip I .pa!latnrA at tlm iiifpnt Spssinn
Constitution, and in a manner quite differ
ent from that in which the present amend
ment is proposed, he concluded by express
ing an opinion that the work of destruction
and change had been sufficiently indulged:
Believing the resolutions proposed in ut
ter violation of the plain words and the
spirit of the Constitution, and at an improper
tune, he should cast his vote for their re
jection most freely and willingly.
High and Dry. To the Cincinnati
Commercial is due the credit of the follow
ing story :
1 he popular steamer Albatross, tapt. L.
D. Robertson, arrived yesterday afternoon
from New Orleans. During the trip up
the Albatross had occasion to stop at the
mouth of Green river to put off two hogs
heads of sugar. She reached that point at
night no light to be seen and . the river
was at high flood the town at the mouth
being almost entirely inundated.
"Hallo! cried the Captain, "who keeps
this town !"
"Hallo, youi self, and be d d to you,"
sang a voice from the midst of the dark
"Where's vour wharf-boat.'' Show a
light we've got freight for you!" cried:
the captain. i
"The wharf boat's drifted ott mere
ain't no lights about and you can't land'
no freiirht." was the cataaorical leplr. I
"Strike a light," shouted the captain,
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"and let us see to get in."
"Show a light yourself, and let me see to
"Where are you," cried the captain.
"Up a tree!" answered the voice.
The boat sent in her yawl, and sure
enough found a man with a bundle un -
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der his arm, perched in a tree, the rising)
waters stealing slowly upon his resting
MARCH 19, 1849
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ion in accordance "" K""u ur cl" l",ul lu Jr r
Mv dear, did John blaek them baata?'
j How should I know I haint got smy
j thing to do with yonr boots; It'a washing
But, my fove, yon needn't speak so cross.''
speaic so cross, I didn't speak cross.'
O yes yon did.'
I say yon did.1 . '
Isav I didn't.1 ; h.
'By gracious! I won't stand this; it's loo
bad to be treated in this way.; I'll leave
yon, madam. I'll have a separation.
O, Mr. Slub was ever a woman so a
buso J. Here I've been washing and scrub
bing all day long as hard as ever I could,
and then yon come home and act so to me
just because I don't know about your
boots. Oh, it is too bad, it is boo, hoo,
Hem! Well, Nancy, I didn't mean to
make you cry. Never mind I reckon
John has blacked my boots. Is them are
sassengers to be fried for supper?'
Y-e-s, my dear. I got them for you par
ticularly.' A Word to Apprcrtices. Stick. to yonr
trade boys, and learn how to work, if yoa
wish to be independent. There is no more
pitiable sight than a half learned mechanic
applying for work. He is always at the
foot of the hill, and labor as he may, unless
he has become perfect in his trade before
he attains the years of maturity, be will
never become perfect at all, and can cal
culate on poverty as his portion, with a
good deal ot sarety.
Parents, if you wish well to Your chil
dren, urge them to learn their trades per
Ordinance in relation to, the Town
Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of
the Town of Louisiana, as follows i
Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of the Town
Constable togive information to the chair
man of board of trustees, or to the town at
torney, of all violations of ordinance which
he shall be cognizant of, or which shall be
brought to his notice by any person, and al
so to cause accounts to be filed against ev
ery person violating any ordinance, and al
so to have snch persons summoned as wit
nesses as he may believe, or be informed,
have knowledge of such violations, and the
constable shall also be competent to testify
in any case of violation of ordinance in re
lation to which he may have any personal
Passed March 6, 1849.
EDWIN DRAPER, Cha'n. B. T.
Attest, P. Draper, Cl'k. B. T.
in Ordinance to provide for taking a
census if the Town.
Be it ordained by the Board of Trustees of
the Town of Louisiana, as follows;
Sec. 1. There shall be appointed by the
board of trustees some suitable person to
take an enumeration of the inhabitants of
2. The person appointed to take said
enumeration shall be a householder of the
town, and shall, before he enters on the du
ties of his office, take the usual oath of of
fice administered to officers.
3. The person so appointed shall com
mence the duties of his appointment within
three days from the receipt of his appoint
ment, and shall complete the same and file
a correct copy thereof with the chairman of
the Board, within ten days from the time of
commencing the same.
4. The census hereby ordered, shall
contain a full enumeration of all the inhab
itants of the town, witli the caption, col
umns, and other particulars required by the
law of this State in regard to the census,
and shall in addition, be so arranged as to
show the residence ot each and every free
white male inhabitant in the proper block of
5. It shall be the duty of the chairman
of the board to call a meeting of the board
of trustees, immediately on receiving the
return of the census provided by this ordin
ance. 6. The person appointed to take said enu
meration, shall be allowed five dollars for
taking said enumeration and making his re
7. The enumeration hereby ordered,
shall be taken according to the residence
of the inhabitants on the passage of this or
dinance. 8. This ordinance to be in force from
the passage thereof.
P issed March 5, 1849.
E. DRAPER, Cha'n. B. T.
Attest, P. Draper, Cl'k. B. T.
in Ordinance appropriating money.
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Be it ordained by tne Board oi a rusiees oi
the town of Louisiana, as follows:
That tno sum ot eight dollars and eiguiy
cents be, and the same is hereby appropri-
sled out ot any money in me treasury, not
otherwise appropriated, for the use of John
S. McCune for ironing scraper. -
l Passed March oth, 1849.
I vn t v r m-v v a mnTk
cuivin uiwirtK, unairman
Board of Trustees of the town of Louisiana,
Attest, P. Draper, Cl'k B. T.