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SONS OF TEMPERANCE.
"Fort Stevenson Division. No. 432 Sta
led meetings, every Tuesday evening at the Division
Koomia the old Northern Exchange.
- CADETS OF TEMPERANCE.
Fort Stevenson Section, No, 12 meets
every I hursday evening in the Mall ot trie eons ol i em
. I. O. O. F.
Croatian Lodgfe No. 77, meets at the Odd
Fellows Hall, in Morehouse's building, every Saturday
evening. . "
ROBERTS, HUBBARD & CO,
j ( HANUFACTORERS OT
' ; Copper, Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware,
Stoves , Wool, Hides, Sheep-pelts, Raffs,
- Old Copper, Old Stoves, Ac, Ac Also,
ALL SORTS OF GENUINE YANKEE NOTIONS.
; ' Pease's Brick! Block, No. 1.
Fremont, Sandusky Co. Ohio. - 32
1849.3 . . 11S4!.
C. R. Mc CULLOCII,
DRUGS, MEDICINES. PAINTS, DVESTlFFS,
BOOKS. STATIONARY, 4c.
- FREMONT, OHIO. - ,
' ISA LPH P. Bl'CKLAJVD,
A TTORNEY and Coonaellor at law and Solicitor
in Chancery, will attend to professional business in
Sandusky and AHjoiningcouulies.
Q Omen Second story of Trler'e Block.
JOHN I. GREENE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Prosecuting Attorney
for Sandusky county, Ohio, will attend to all pro
fessional business entrusted to his care, with promptness
and fidelity. ' " ' , '
O" Offick at the Cosrt Hone.
. . - - . CHESTER EDGERTON,
' Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. .
Office At the Court House.
Fremont, Sandn skv Co. O. No 1.
. ' ' It. J. BAKTLETT,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
fremont', sakduset, c. o . , o . ,
WILL give his undivided attention to professional
business in Sandusky and the adjoining counties.
; Fremont, Feb. 27, '49.
. .- PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
RESPECTFULLY tenders his professionalservicee
to the citizens of Fremont, and vicinity.
Offick One door south of McCulloch's Drug store.
LA Q. RAWSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
FREMONT, SANDUSKY CO., O.
; May 26, 1849. ; ; 14
PORTAGE COUNTY .
Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
n . m . b fr.'WaJ.vw, .i?ut.
FREMONT, SANDUSKY CO., OHIO.
'. - BELL Ac SHEETS,
. Fhijsicta-Hs atitl Sitrsrzotix,
' FREMONT. SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO.
OFFICE Second Storv pf Kiiapp'fc Building.
July 7, 149. 21
rfHE. regular Pust-OlnVe hours', until further notice.
4 X . wi" be as follow s: .
" From7 to 12 A. M. and from I to 8 P. M.
Sundays from 8 to 9 A. M. and from 4 to 5 P. M .
- W. M. STARK, P. M.
' - NEW ARRANGEMENT.
DRS. SHEETS & BELL,
HAYING entered into a partnership in (he Drug; Store
owned by Or. Sheets, in Tvler's Building, where
Jley now offer a full assortment of -
Drugs, Medicines, Dye Stuffs, Oils, Paints,
and a great variety of fancy articles, such as cologne,
hair oil, indelible ink, pen-Knives, combs, brushes of all
kinds, with a full assortment of
for every disease that afflicts mankind; which we offer
at very low psices for Cash, Beeswax Ginseng. Sassafras
Bars from the root and Paper Rags. Low Prices, and
. Ready Pay in something,
is our motto forever. ' SHEETS & BELL.
Fremont, Jnly 14. 1849. .' 21
. FASHIONABLE TAILORING.
. T - Tiff A TWR l.T.
RESPECLFULLY announces that he continues his
business in the second stoiy of Knapp's hnildine,
opposite Burger's old aland, where he will be happy to
wait on his old customers and all who need any thing in
his line. Ifvou want your garments made np right, and
after the Latest Fashion call on MAXWELL.
N. B. Particular attention paid to Cutting and warrant
ed to fit it properly made up. April 28, '49.
: New and Fashionable
It out , ft II ft. J ft e h o p .
TSIHE oiid-reigned, has opened a BOOT and SHOE
I . shop on
Main street, txeo doors north of the Post Office,
in Lower Sandusky; and is now mannfactiirin? to okdkn
every thing in!5e above line with neatness and despatch.
Hie materials are of ih best quality, his workmen are ex
perienced, and all work is warranted.
- He intends to supply this m-irt with beautiful and
fashionable - - -
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Men's, Boys', and Children's Boots Shoes and Brogatis,
Cowhide and Kipskin, as well as pumps, slippers, &c
Also, Ladies' and Misses' slippers Buskins, Gaiters &c,
H done.acp in neat and fashionable style, and delivered
with promptness and despatch. 'I he subscriber requests
liberal share of the public patronage, and is determined
lo merit the same.
: ULUitUiii YVlliSTlSliN.
June 23, . - I8:6m
THE INDIAN SUMMER.
BY GEORGE OSBORNE.
There is a time just ere the frost.
Prepares to pave old Winter's way,
When Autumn, in a revery lost.
The mellow day-time dreams away.
When Summer comes, in musing mind,
To gaze once more on hill and dell,
To mark how many sheaves they bind,
And see if all is ripened well.
With balmy breath ahe whispers low,
The dying flowers look up and give
Their sweetest insense ere they go.
For her who bade their beauties live.
She bends above the quiet pool
In which the rill forgets to play,
The frolic eddies quickly school
' Their eyes to glass her transient stay.
She enters 'Death the woodland shade.
Her zephyrs lift the lingering leaf,
And bear it gently where are laid
The loved and lost ones of its grief.
She seeks the shore, old ocean heaves
In gladness huge its mighty breast.
Prisons his wild winds in their caves,
Aud basking in her smiles, is blest.
At last old Autumn, rousing takes
Agtiin his scepter and his throne.
With boisterous hand the tree he shakes,
Intent iu gathering all his own.
Sweet Summer, sighing flies the plain.
And waiting Winter, jruniit and grim,
Sees miser Autumn hoard his grain.
And smiles to think it all of him !
ill i s c 1 1 1 a n e o it s .
Forgiveness. .- ,
"What a peaceful, blessed abode might even this
world become were we all heartily to imbibe and
practice the truly Christian sentiments and spirit
so impressively exhibited in the following extract
Let each one begin with himself, and then the
world will be reformed :
There is no virtue in the human heart which so
muen aaorns me me ana character 01 an individ
ual, nor the duty more enjoined upon the Chris
tian than that of forgiveness. For proof of this,
look at the example of Christ, who while suffering
on the cross by the hand of his enemies, exclaims
m the anguish of his soul ''Father, forgive them,
for they know not what they do."
How noble the sentiment! How pure its au
thor! And shall man "created but a little lower
thanjthe angels," fail to imitate the example of
nm in whom there was "no guile. Or shall he
so debase himself towards his brother man. So
prone are we all to stray from the path of rec
titude and duty, that we find ourselves often cal
led upon to forgive the faults and errors of those
who, in an ungarded moment, do us an injury;
and unless we do this hatred and revenge will
reign thriumphant in every heart, . and in hold un
But on the other hand, if wc forgive those who
trespass ngainst us, we shall, by so doing, obey the
injunction of Christ, and contribute lo the enjoy
ment of those who offend us, and advance our own
happiness. We should see less of the spirit of re
flation which now reigns tn our midst, and like
the destroying pestilence, spreading desolation
wherever it goes. If the poisonous darts of slan
der are burled to crush our hopes, and darken our
prospects, we should remember that "to, err is hu
man," and freely forgive the offender.- It will
duly increase the amount of guilt, by cherishing ill-
will towards our fellow men, however great the
otrence may be. .but oh, 'tis blessed to forgive!
To do unto others as we would they should do un
to us;" thus filling the hearts of the sons of men
with joy and not with grief. Let us then, if . we
would render ourselves oranments to society, and
beloved by the worthy and virtuous, cherish the
Christ-like spirit of forgiveness, and we cannot fail
to be happy. Weekly Mess.
Happy girls who can but love them ? With
checks like the rose, bright eyes and elastic step,
how cheerfully the' go to work. Our reputation
for it, such girls will make excellent wives. Bless
ed indeed vvill those men be who secure such priz
es. Contrast those who do nothing but sigh all
day and live to follow the fashions, who never earn
the bread they eat or the shoes they wear who are
languid and lazy from one week's end to another.
Who but a simpleton und a popinjay would prefer
one of the latter if lie were looking for a companion
Give us the working girls. They are worth their
weight in gold. You never see them mincing
along, or jump adozen feet to steer clear of aspider
or a fly. They have no affectation -no silly airs
about them. When they neet you, they speak
without putting on a dozen silly airs or trying to
show off to better advantage, and you feel asifyou
were talking to a human being and not to a painted,
If girls knew how sadly they miss it while they
endeavor to show off their delicate hands and un
soiled skins, and put on a thousand airs they
would give worlds for the situation of the working
ladies, who are so farabovethem in intelligence
in honor in every thing as the heavens are
above the earth. Be wise then, you who have
made fools of yourselves through life. Turn over
a new leaf and begin though late, to live and act
as human beings as companions to immortal m m
and not play-things and dolls; in nn other war ran
you be happy, and subserve the design of your ex
istence. " Ol 1 '
The reading of a good and well conducted news
paper, even for the short space of one-quarter of a
year, brings more sound instruction, and leaves a
deeper impression, than would be acquired, proba
blv, at the best school in twelve months. Talk to
the members of a family who read the papers, and
compare their information and intelligence with
those who do not. The difference is beyond com
parison. . Irish Paper.'
He who sedulously listensj pointedly asks, calmly
speaks, coolly answers, and ceases when he has no
more to say to the point, is the fittest for bussiness,
and is sure to succeed.
tW Of the 2000 letters brought from Califor
nia by Orson Hyde's last overland express, 1500
were directed to females. Bo6ton Chron.
E PRE EM
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, NOVEMBER 24, 1849.
COSSITII AND THE CZAR.
Mr. Webster's Opinion.
(From his Speech at the New Hampshire Festival.)
We have all had our sympathies much enlisted
in the Hungarian ettort tor liberty. Webaveall
wept at its failure. We thought we saw a more
rational hope of establishing independence in Hun
gary than in any other part of Europe where the
question has been agitated within the last twelve
months: But despotic power from abroad inter
vened to suppress it.
And, gentlemen, what will come of it I do not
know. For my part, at this moment; I feel more
indignant at recent events connected with Hungary
than at all thosa which passed in her struggle for
liberty. Tremendous cheering. I see that the
Emperor of Russia demands of Turkey that the
noble Kossuth and his companions shall be given
up. Shame! shame!! And I see that this de
mand is made in derision of the established law of
nations. Gentlemen, there is something on earth
greater than arbitrary or despotic power. The
lightning has its pon er, and the whirlwind has its
power, and the earthquake has its power. But
there is something among men more capable of
shaking despotic power than lightning, whirlwind
or earthquake. Overpowering outburst of ap
plause I hat is the threatened indignation of the
whole civilized world. Renewed cheers.1 Gen
tlemen, the Emperor of Russia holds himself to be
bound by the law of nations, from the facts that
he treats with nations that he forms alliances, he
professes in fact to live in a civilized age, and to gov
ern an enlightened nation. I say that if under these
circumstances he shall perpetrate so great a viola
tion of national law, as to seize the Hungarians and
to execute them, he will stand as a criminal and
malefactor in the view of the law. Loud huzzas
continued for several minutes. The whole world
will be the tribunal to try him, and he must ap
pear before it and hold up his hand and plead and
abide its judgment Reitereted cheers.
The Emperor of Russia is the supreme lawgiv
er in his own country, and for aught I know, the
executor of it also. But, thanks be to God, he is
not the supreme lawgiver or executor of the na
tional law, and every offence against that is an of
fence against the rights of the civilized world
hear! hear!! aud if he breaks that law in the
case of Turkey, or in. any other case, the whole
world has a right to call him out and to demand
punishment. ' Right
Ourrights as a nation are held under the sanction
of national law a law which becomes more impor
tant from day to day a law which none who prq
fess to agree to, are at liberty to violate. Nor let
him imagine, nor let any one imagine, that mere
force can subdue the general sentiment of mankind.
It is much more likely to extend that sentiment
and to destroy that power which he most desires
to establish and secure.
Gentlemen, the bones of poor John Wickliff
were dug out of his grave seventy years after his
death, and burnt lor his heresy and his ashes were
thrown upon a river in Warwickshire. Some proph
et of that day said:
'The; Avon to the Severn runs,
r The Severn to the sea,
And Wickliff 's dust shall spread abroad,
WTide as the waters be.'
Gentlemen, if the blood of Cossuth is taken by an
absolute, unqualified, unjustifiable violation of na
tional law, what will it appease what will it paci
fy? It will mino-le with the earth it will mix
with uhe wraters of the ocean the whole civilized
world will snuff it in the air, and it will return with
awful retribution on the heads of those violators of
national law and universal justice. Great enthu
siasm. I cannot say when or in what form; but,
depend upon it, that if such an act take place, the
thrones and principalities and powers must look out
for the consequences. Overpowering applause.
And now, gentlemen, let us do our part iet us
understand the position in which we stand as the
great republic of the world at the most interesting
era of the world. Let us consider the mission and
the destiny which Providence seems to have de
signed us for,' and let us so take care of our own
conduct that with irreproachable hands and with
hearts void of offence we may stand up whenever
and wherever called upon, and with a voice not to
be disregarded, say this shall not be done at
least not without our protest
The Black Emperor
FauU'ui I, Enperor of Rnyti, a very coarse
black man, and as ignorant as black. He can
neither read or write, but he is playing the tyrant
on a liH-tre scale. A letter from a gentlemen resid
ing in Hay ti says ;
"I send you a Haytian journal,, by which you
will see th'it ferocious and saiv'uinury President
of llayti, Siulouque, has got himself proclaimed
Eitnperor. the newspaper tells you he owes this
elevation to the wish of the people; but this is false;
the initiative has been wholly his own, and any
member of the Legislative body that would dare to
oppose his will would have been drawn out and
shot like a dog, as many a worthy man has been
by order of this monster. His object is to exter
minate the colored race, arid have the country gov
erned exclusively by the blacks There is no longer
safety to colored men in Hayli. All this class who
possessed anything have been either killed or ob
liged to flee the country. . Neither sex nor age is
spared by .this demon and his Minister, Salomon,
who have; sworn together the exterminaf n en
masxe of the colored race. But let us hope that
tin,' Almighty will avert the accomplishment of such
a crime, and that the' may yet find in Hayti a
nother Brutus to deliver his country from this
monster, who surpasses in cruelty anything we
have read of Tiberius or Nero."
Hb has Evidently been There. The editor
of the Boston Times could never have beeri indeb
ted to his imagination for the following particulars.
He has evidently been there himself:
. Pleasant. Sitting down in a barber's shop to
be shaved-: lathered with strong yellow soap the
brush as large as a Painter's barber sweeping
his detestable brush over mouth and all preven
ting any possibility of breating by stopping up
your nostrils with the cursed soap-suds. To con
clude the whole, upon opening your mouth to re
monstrate, receiving said brush and all appurten
ances plump into it.
There is a temperance lady in Boston, will not
speak to a shoemaker because he uses a punch in
his daily business.
3E3T After reading the following article in the
Washington Republic, we dipped our pen in ink,
with an intention to curtail its length, before han
ding it to the compositor but we tried in vain to
find a sentance or paragraph, which we were wil
ling to expunge ; and we feel assured our readers
will thank us for publishing the whole article. It
shows up the opposition and its charges against
Gen. Taylor and his Cabinet, in a true light, and
must convince the reader of their utter falsity and
The Opposition and tbe President.
In reviewing the topics which have been discuss
ed for the last four or five months, we find that the
Opposition journals have been mainly occupied
with the arraingnment of President Taylor's pol
icy, foreign and domestic, and the defence of the
Locofoco defaulters. Ihese subjects have furnish
ed the staple for abuse and denunciation ; with
how much reason and good sense, very little con
sideration will make manifiesL
First of all came the outbreak with regard to
the war-steamer TJnitedStates. Whole broadsides
were filled with articles against President Taylor,
and in support of the views of Baron Roennb on
this subject ihe organ ot the foreign legations in
this city, for weeks together, labored to persuade
the American people that the envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary of the German Em
pire had been very harshly treated, because he
was not allowed to use our navy yard to arm, equip,
and fit out a vessel of war, to be employed against
a nation with whom the United States are at peace.
True enough it was that the laws which President
Taylor was sworn to execute, required him to ex
act bonds trom the parties in interest, ior certain
specified ends; but the performance of his duty iu
this behalf was represented by the foreign organ
as an act of discourtesy and outrage. We believe
that the American people, and all the foreign par
ties concerned, are now satisfied that Presidet Tay
lor was right; but the opposition presses are still
harping on the war-steaner United States, and still
abusing the Administration for their alledged ill
treatment of the envoy and minister of the German
The Rey affair came next When this outrage
was first suspected, Piesident Taylor took immedi
ate measures to vindicate our territorial rights.
He demanded and obtained the return of the ab
ducted individual, and the case of the Spanish con
sul awaits the action of our judicial Tribunals.
Every thing was done that the occassion required;
promptly done, rightly done, and successfully done.
But when it was known that tbe President had
taken decided measures on this subject and was
determined to insist upon the surrender of Key, the
foreign organ raised a cry of alarm. It was not
prepared to say that the "circumstances attending
the aJ'duction of Rey are of such a character as to
call for such an imposing and formidable warlike
demonstration." It expressed its apprehension that
such a. "portentous movement" would lead to the
most ,'serious consequences," and involve us in a
'war with Spain." In the varying phases of that
affair, from that day to this, the foreign organ has
been attacking President Taylor about Rey ; now
for doing too much, now for doing too little, and
again for doing both too much and too little. So
envenomed is the malice which ihe foreign organ
entertains towards Presidant Taylor, that it will not
admit that he can do any thing as it ought to be
done. From the day that the gallant general de:
feated the protoge of the late administration at
Buena Vista, every act of his has been miscon
strued or misrepresented. When Santa Anna was
passed into Mexico, through our own fleet by Pres
ident Polk's permit it was all right When Rey
is taken from under the guns of Moro Castle on
the requsition of President Taylor, it is all wrong.
We believe the people are better satfied with the
withdrawal of Rey from Cuba, than with the ad
mission of Santa Anna into Mexico.
The action of President Taylor with respect to
the expedition against Cuba has furnished his ene
mies with another fruitful topic of abuse. It was
first declared to be ridiculous, because there was
no evidence that any such expedition was contem
plated. The metropolitan organ of foreign lega
tions on the 15th of August charged the President
with "demogoguism and insincerity" in the whole
matter. It said that "if any such expedition is in
contemplation, we trust that the Administration
will cease its demogoguism and humbug, and dis
charge its duties honestly, as the Conctitution and
laws direct" On the 19th of August it announc
ed its belief that this ''story of a decent upon Cu
ba will turn out a mare's nest." "We are inclined
to think," it adds, "the whole affair, proclamation
and all, will turn out a ridiculous farce." It turn
ed out that the facts which called for the procla
mation existed to the full extent contemplated by
the President ; and that the most hostile and ener
getic measures were requisite to suppress the hos
tile expedition. It was suspressed. Our neutral
relations were kept inviolate ; oiu neutral duties
were performed, For his course on this subject
the President has received almost universal appro
bation but the foreign organ, playing into the
hands of the powers who seek to bring republican
adminstration into contempt, assails the President
for adopting the very measures which itself declared
would be proper Bnd necessary, if there were any
reality in the "humbug and farce" got up in regard
to the alleged expedition.
The course1 of the Opposition press in regard to
the difficulty with M. Poussin is too fresh in the
minds of our readers to require any thing more
than a passing reference. It is sufficient to point
to a single feature in this affair, to which we shall
take occasion again to allude. In its hot haste to
decry the Administration, the metropolitan foreign
organ made an attack on the honor and character
of Commander Carpfnter, and grossly insulted
the American navy. It took Mr. Poussis's view
of the Commander's claim for salvage, and regret
ted that it had ever been made. It condemned
this meritorious officer, though his conduct had
been sustained by the late Administration, by the
present Secretary of State and the Attorney Gen
eral, as well as by our Minister to Mexico. For
this insult to the American navy in the person of
one of its officers an insult offered at the instiga
tion of the foreign envoy, whose cause it has es
poused and represented for this wanton and
mean attack, the foreign organ has as yet made
no reparation or apology. Such reparation is due
to a deserving and honorable gentleman, and to a
branch of the public service which has never been
wanting in generosity or self-respect
So much for our foreign relations, and the utter
wantonness and recklessness of the assaults which
have been made upon the Administration in re
gard to them. There is no one point in which Pres
ident Taylor has not triumphed, by the exercise
of that inflexible honesty of purpose, and sound
common sense, which the late Mr. Justice Story
declared to be the only necessary qualifications for
the proper discharge of all the functions of the
American Executive. We repeat our assertion,
that, on every question, and in every aspect of it.
President Taylor has amply vindicated the con
fidence which his fellow-citizens have reposed in
him. The President made up his mind, as these
various topics were presented to him, that the war
steamer United States should give the bonds re
quired by the law that Rey should be surren
dered that the Cnban expedition should be ar
rested that we should have no further inter
course with Mr. Porssiu ; and he has carried all
these things through firmly and decidedly, but in
good temper and with unqualified success pre
serving domestic tranquility and challenging the
respect of foreign powers. But neither the hones
ty of his motives nor the success of his policy can
shield him from the envenomed shafts of a reckless
But leaving our foreign policy President Tay
lor has been assailed for acts of his Secretaries,
every one of which has turned out to be wise and
proper, and fully justified by the result Mr. Clay-
ton was bitterally attacked for refusing a passport
to a colored man. ihe tor?ign organ assailed and
bullied him on this point "Hoes the organ con
tend," said the foreign organ, (in italics,) "that free
men of color are not entitled to passports when
they visit Europe; and that Ma. Clayton is right
in refusing them." Day after day it re-echoed the
outcry of the northern Locofoco and Free Soil jour
nals against the Administration, because Mr. Clay
ton had refused to grant a passport to a colored
person. And when it was demonstrated that by
tbe law and the precedents Mr. Clayton was right,
the foreign organ skulked out of its position on
this ground without the decency ot apology or re
paration. So with regard to the course of the Secretary of
War and the President in relation to the alleged
Indian outbreak in Florida. Ihe toreign organ
and its correspondents assailed the Administration
because, with the prospect of "a war in Florida not
easily to be avoided," they refused to "sanction a
call for volunteers by the Governor of the State, or
to receive them in the service of the United States,
until the reaidars qet into ihe field" If there was
any subject of which President Taylor might have
been admitted to possess some knowledge, it was
our relations with these Indians, and the best mode
of adjusting our difficulties with them. But the
foreign organ could not trust him with even this
subject; it denounced his Indian policy with the
same indecency as it assailed his foreign policy.
Whatever he did the foreign organ was sure to say
that something different and better ought to have
been done. 1 he result has proved tbe wisdom and
propriety of President Taylor s course. A forty
million war upon the treasury of the United States
has been avoided by his eamicity and firmness. If
he had failed to take his stand upon this matter,
and had listened to other counsels than those of his
own experience and good sense, we should have
been at the present moment in the full tide of a
We will touch now nothing but matters of which
we see the end. When the end comes, we shall
be able to demonstrate that the policy of President
Taylor in regard to California and the Mosquito
question has been as wise, honest prudent ana hon
orable, as the results prove, his policy to have been
in reference to the subjects we have above discus
sed. Notwithstanding the length to which our article
is running, we must present anotner subject in inis
connection, which has been made the ground of at
tack upon the Administration. Some months ago
we announced that Mr. Moore, Mr. Denby and Mr.
Collins were public defaulters. The organ of the
peculators immediately took up arms in their de
fence. It denied that Mr. Moore was a delaulter,
and promised that his affairs should be "explained."
The explanation we have never had to this day.
It avouched tor Mr. Denby s honesty, as an ac
quaintance of the senior editor ; declared that the
amount ot his alleded defalcation was exaggerated
and gave certificates of character to all the elite of
the Richmond Democracy who were implicated in
the loss of the celebrated 155,000. It averred,
over and over asrain, in Roman letter, small capi
tals and italics, tbat Mr. Collins was no defaulter ;
that the Republic was guilty of slander and libel
for so assertins: and that the Cabinet and Presi
dent were disgraced in the eyes of the people for
countenancing; a iournal that could be guilty of
such false and malevolent assertions. President
Taylor was personally assailed in the raost abusive
and vituperative style for permitting his Cabinet
and a journal which was said to possess his confi
dence, to charge the otlence ot detalcation on iu.r.
Moore, Mr. Denby, or Mr. Collins.
The exposition of Mr. Bond, his successor in of
fice, which we published some weeks ago, demon
strated that every thing we said with regard to Mr.
Collins was literally true and that we were very
far from stating the worst of his case. There was
not a dash of over-colorinff, there was not a word
of exageration in our presentation of that affair.
The whole truth is now oeiote me puonc, wun oi
fice, vouchers and yet the organ of the peculators
has not withdrawn its charges of falsehood and li
bel against the Administration in this behalf, nor in
any way modified or explained them. And this,
notwithstanding it had the cold-blooded attrocity
to charge upon the Administration that it had kil
led Mr. Collins by its foul and slanderous asper
sions upon his character.
Judgment has been recovered against Mr. Den
by for a larger sum than we ever stated as the
amount of his default and as for Mr. Moore, bis
case stands precisely where it stood at the begin
ning, as one ot scandalous malversation and de
fault Thus we see that in every assault they have
made uponPresidentTaylor.the opposition press and
its metriDolitan rebresentative have been defeated.
Thereis not a single case they have made during the
last four months that they can stand by ior a mo
ment They will not now have the impudence and
wickedness to re-assert that Denby, Moore and Col
lins, were not defaulters. They will not now assail
President Tavlor for refusing to acquiesce in M.
Pouissin's demand for the disgrace of the Ameri
can navy in the public disapproval of the claim of
Commander Carpender. It will not now arraign
his prompt movement in the Rey matter, on account
of the "portentious" probability of its involving us
in a war with Spain. It will not now ridicule the
proclamation in the Cuba business, on the ground
that it was a "farce," and a "humbug"- existing no ,
where but in the "insincere" pretence of tbe Presi
dent And though this ground of all others it will
be reluctant to abandon, it will soon be ashamed,
we apprehend, to make it the subject of serious at- '
tack upon President Taylor that he refused to open '
our dock-yards and navy -yards to the free use of '.
the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotenliu-'
ry of the German empire.
What then is the amount of the fierce outcry that
the foreign organ has made against the American ,
people, because they have seen fit to elevate to the
first office in their gift a man "with a-very limited
education" who has "had no opportunity to ac
quaint himself with books, much less to acquire a
a knowledge of law and ethics" "who never filled
a civil office" who was never "a justice of the
peace, a State representative, a representutive in '
Congress or a judge," and whom the foreign or-'
ganlnewin advance would be therefore utterly,
unqualified to discharge the duties of President?
The American people thought differently from the
foreign organ, when they made General Taylor
their Chief Magistrate. They thought there was
nothing in the duties of that office which demand-",
ed the training in civil effairs which that organ'
deems indispensible, but that it was enough to se
lect a man of talents, virtue, integrity, and patriot
ism. In reviewing the present condition of the
country, as far as it lias been affected by the acts
of his Administration, in witnessing the fortunate
solution of all the questions which have agitated
and interested the country during the last six
months, in spite of the most bitter and unprincipled'
opposition that ever assailed a jjovernment, we be
lieve the American people are ready to reaffirm
the propriety of their original selection. There is
a wisdom which no books can impart the wisdom
of honest intentions and upright purposes. There
is a confidence which no slanders or vituperation
can shake that of an intelligent people in a man
whom they believe to possess that wisdom. But,"
when that wisdom is crowned, and that confidence
is established by uniform success in diplomacy no
less than in arms, how idle is the effort to disturb'
by libels and lampoons the faith of the people, or
the character of the man of the people 1
Music by Telegraph.
We have seen accounts of almost every . thing
being sent by Telegraph, but a writer in the Jour
nal of Commerce, of Wednesday, gives the latest
We had the pleasure this evening of listening
to the transmission of music by telegraph over
We happened to be in the office, 5 Hannover
street in this city. When there was a pause iff
business operations, Mr. W. Porter, a young but
skilful operator in the Boston office, asked us what
tune we would have. We replied 'Yankee Doodle ;
and, to our surprise, he immediatly complied
with our request Tbe instrument commenced
drumming the notes of tone, as' perfectly and as'
distinctly as a skilful drummer could have made
them at the head of. a regiment Many will b
astonished to hear that 'Yankee Doodle' can travel,
by lightning. -
We then called for 'Hail Columbia,' when the
notes of tbat national air were distincily beat off.
We then asked for 'Auld Lang Syne,' the notes
or sounds of which were also transmitted, L
A friend called for 'Old Dan Tucker,' when Mn
Porter also sent that tune, and, , if anything, in
a. mora nprfent. mnnnnr than tha ntfiora ftr, nprt
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fectly and distinctly were the sound of these he
transmitted, that good instrumental performers
could have had no difficulty in keeping time with
the instrument at this end of the wires. This is
one of many telegraphic, novelties.
The keeper of a gfoggery recently called out to
a temperance man at Blackburn :
"Why, you are looking yellow with your absti
vn. n : a Mf:n i...t lnin
pocket and pulling out some eagles, "my pocket is
looking yellow too.
Something like the foregoing happened to an ac
quantancer of ours, who had long been addicted to
excessive use of ardent spirits and was a noted id'
ler. He suddenly, of his own accord broke off
and joined a temperance society ; and some months
after meeting the old publican who used to meas-
1. 1 o vwv. lsz. mrna onlwi4ail V Vl in, n V .
Ulc nut uia 1 O naa auvuow.u J ...
castically, thus: 1
"Well, Bill, what have you got by that tempe
rance society of yourn 1"
"I have got this," said Bill, bluntly, pulling out
from his pocket a handfull of silver 'and I have got
this displaying a new coat pantaloons boots -and
hat "which I never had before." ' .; -
His questioner looked exceedingly foolish and
walked on. ---;!
Another Budget of Definitions. 1
Nabjb An ostler telling a nag named 'Bob to
neifih.- ' ' "
Notice Something not concealed.
tyre Vyne who is iiiueuieu buuuici. -Parent
What every honost tenant ought to do.
Partaker A little boy requesting his father Ut
Peacemaker One who breaks any fragile sub
Pungent A gentleman who makes a puu.
Never marry a girl who is fond of always being
in the street who is fond of running to night gath
erings who has a jewelled hand, and an empty
head who will see her mother work and toil while
she lays in bed and reads novels and feigns sick
ness don't you do it
r..Minui k Ppthk tt-r a New Hatew
U Wniy . " " " 7 -
Ladv. Why is the last day of February like one
of Shakspear's plays? Because it's Winter's Tail
. . v. i -T:-l. . 1..- in -
Why it the great itussian oear, mciiuiws nu
half-starved fox? Because he's got Hungfalry nd
Widow Grizzle hat an only sister; that sister is
a widow also. ' " ,
Her lord died lately of chouc In the midst of
his most acute bodily pain after the hand of death
had touched him, and while writhing in agony, his
gentle wife said to him:
'Well, Mr Sbylock, you needn't kick round so
and wear out the sheets, if you are dying.'
"Hioh Vaulting!" A Massachusetts Editor
comes to the relief of the Fair Heaven girls, in die
following euphoneous strain. The eHeminate ap
erietors of bivalve Crustacea or marine iquidities m
shells who are resident at Fair Haven, X are up
lifting the hammer for a more exalted pecuniary
consideration for shellingtrot!". "t)h,. George! i