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VOLUME 3?NO. 10. ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1855. WHOLE NUMBER 114. ;?
The American Party.
There is no demand whatever for a great
national movement against the Catholic
Church. The recent excitement in the country
has been, in the main, the result of a
corrupt movement of unprincipled politicians,
to excite the Protestant feeling of the
people and to ride into power upon the tide.
They have run foul of the great maxim,
which they have so conspicuously set forward
among their principles, as if for the purpose
of exposing the profligacy of the whole
movement, by violating in practice what
they praise in theory. It is absurd to deny,
that making the mere religious sentiments
of a man the reason for refusing to vote for
him, is a violation of the great principle of
religious liberty. It is allowing a principle
of discriminating the political aspect of a
rote to be sound and iust; which would be
wicked and unprincipled, if embodied in a
law. If onr neighbors make their dislike
to our Presbyterian sentiments the ground j
of their refusing to vote for us, it is pefectlv
useless to disguise that we are under polili
cai responsibility lor iciisjious opinions?
that, quoad hoc, we are suffering for them.
The objectionable feature in this view of the
case is, making religious opinion unattended
by any viciousness of action growing out of
it, a ground for an universal discrimination
in political affairs, affecting permanently
large masses of citizens. This is our first
and great objection to the Ametican or
Know Nothing party; it is violating the
very principle of religious liberty, which it
professes to conserve; ami has adopted a
construction 01 that principle which strips it
of all practical force, .'caving it a dead letter
in the statute book, and abandoning its con-j
trol over the political action of the people.
We oject again to a political movement j
against the Catholic Church, because there j
is no necessity of it, provided the people of
the country will properly employ the legitimate
agencies of opposition which are in
their power. The simple and sufficient condition
of the preservation of the Republic
from the arts of Romansim, is the full and
efficient support of the Protestant Church?
the complete and animated maintenance of
the domestic missionary enterprises of the
various Protestant denominations. This is
the great conservative element of our political
system?to sustain and vivify it with thjp
vigorous energy which it ought to possess?
aud it need not be feared that any of the
great Eocial or political interests that are
conditioned npon it will ever come to harm.
It is the only?not less than the only legitimate
power, which can he effectively employed
to restrain Popery and maintain the
institutions of our Government. All persecution,
no matter how disguised in form or
limited in extent, will inure to the benefit
of the body enduring it. The policy, then,
of restraining Popery by political disabilities
inflicted upon the individual Catholic,
is suicidal in the extreme. It will concen
trato anu intensity uie auacnmeni ot its
members, and render thetn more and more
unapproachable by Protestant instruction.
It will create sympathy, and thus open wide
the door to proselytsim, and it will put the
Church in an attitude far more attractive as
the victim of an unjustifiable crusade than
it is at all entitled to assume form its intrinsic
charms. How long is the world to be
learning the lesson and never coming to the
knowledge of the truth, that all means but
reason and love to affect the opinions of men,
only result in strengthening attachment to
their original convictions? Tlio principle
of this opposition to Popery is vicious, and
the more completely it is carried into effect,
llm mArn rlionufrAna will Kn (lia vaotiU Tko
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more complete the political victary over
Popery, the more it will be benefited. The
only effective?as it is the only lawful, general
and permanent agency of opposition to
the Popish Church?is the true Protestant
Church of Christ under its various forms.
Wo have no right to comphnnof the inefficiency
of a means until we have employed
it fully and tested all its capacities. Let the
people of the United States double their
support of the great domestic missionary
work, and they may safely abandon all political
agitations against the Catholic Church.
We object again to the American party,
that it is condensing the Catholic and I?oreiffh
element in our population into a politi
cai body, distinct from the mass of our
citizens, armed with all their power to do
mischief, and animated by all that hostility
whichia natural to men suffering under an
ostracism of their religion and Dirtb, provoked
by-an attempt to diminish their full
equality with other citizens. Now what
does Know Notbingism propose to do for
the remedy of this evil which it haer created!
It only proposes to render the Catholic and
Foreign citizen ineligible to office. It leaves
them the power to Vote, and the right of unlimited
emigration in the future?the two
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grcnu iiicauo ui iiiiBumei, 11 U'Ujr ?re pitastxi
to use them. There can be no remedy for
the Poptfs control over the Catholic *otft
except in taking av/ay the feleotivefranchise
altogether. Now it is, to sAy the least pf it,
the most manly and honest policy, to pWhibit
the eojry of a Catholic apd a, Forejgr>
er altogether, into theconnUy,' And to tho
righto of catizenabip, /athor than invite them
to come aodtben teri^to aonoy them by
? a whole series of political disabilities, which
arc assumed to Be essential to s defence
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against them. Indeed, tlie inference of the
Know Nothing creed, on both the issues it
has raised, is a logical and a practical blunder
from its own premises. It assumes in
the strongest sense of an existing fact, not
as a logical inference from the Catholic
creed, the absolute incompatibility of the
Catholic Church and the free institutions of
this country. This is its premise ; its inference
is to render the individual Catholic ineligible
to oflice; the true inference from the
premise as they construe it is, that the Catholic
Church ough* not to be tolerated at all.
On the other issue, the premise is, that the
foreign clement in our population is dangerous
to the Government; tl'G inference is,
the reduction of a part of the rights of. citizenship?the
ineligibility to oflice, in the
foreigners already here, and an extension
of the term of naturalization. The true
inference is, the prohibition ot all emigration
for the future, '',c avoidance of
everything that woui'l exasperate the foreign
element already in the nii(Jst of us; the
careful observance of every thing which
would tend to strengthen their attachment
to the institutions of th'J country.* These
are the results which logically issue from
the premises of the Know Nothing creed,
and which they are logically required to
But they dare 110: do it: the measure
they propose to ad^?the exclusion from
oflii;e?is rediculou- v incomplete as a practical
expedient: itis a most impotent and
lame conclusion, as.'ilogical inference. It
is absolutely uocc?.m'}\ either to cease this <
political crusade agii&st large masses of our
people, or to make itell'ectual to accomplisli,
not only the ends i: holds in view, but to
prevent the incidentals the effort at reform
lias created in its pv*rcss. Nothing short
of a far more, eflkih'e diminution of the <
common rights of citizenship than has yet
dared to assume tb shape of a public prop- <
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can party arc seefaj (o accomplish. It is
absurd to admit kje classes of men to all
the common risp of citzenship, cxccpt
one, and that by a means the most important
one. If tliffis a reason why they
should be deprivti of one, they should be
deprived <>f alL "it is right to allow them
to vote, it is righto allow them to be voted
for; the one right almost, if not altogether,
the correlative of:e other. Any argument
which would pre; a man disqualified for
office, would prot liim disqualified to vote, i
There may be spial reasons why particu- <
lar offices, involvi,- the representation of the ]
national charact. as well as the national
policy, snoiua Dtcxciusiveiv oceupieu uy ,
native-born citizt; but this is very differ- j
ent in nature, a: proceeds upon a wholly ,
different pritioiplot* political wisdom, from i
the universal duration of ineligibility to .
all office, amonjlarge masses of citizens.
That eligibility laches as an incidont, or j
inheres among te mass of the common
rights of citizerjip; and it is absurd to .
admit the citizdiip in general, and deny
this single capatv which it involves. This ,
principle of acta involves the explanation
of the difficoltyaised by the writer in the
?jruio tor way, relation 10 uie engioiniy
of tlie Chinesor a Mohammedan. Tim
question will battled by the settlement of
a previous qudon, and this is, whether
large masses cfuch persons, Pagans and
Polygamic arto be admitted at all to the
permanent and vneral particpation in the
rights of citizer-iip in a Christian cCPntry.
It is on this .uestion, the great Monnoti,
issue, now ripcug for trial, be determined
in a few years. Conceding this issue as determined
in tin affirmative, all minor questions,
such as eligibility to office, and propriety
of votinjsuch persons into office arc
settled ; it is a&urd to question the ordinary
propriety of allowing by vote what is allowable
bv law. Thp whole miestion. as a cren-!
eral propositi^, is determined by the permanent
admi&on of large masses of persons
in view to tbecoininon rights of citizenship.
It is one tiling!o allow specific privileges to
individual foygners residing on our soil,
for specific prposes; but it is altogether
another, to? (Lfranchiso in part, and by a
principle <ies*ned to be permitted, immense
masses of in* already permanently a part
of the popjjlton, and so recognised. We
insist, thei?f<fc, that the whole movement
must lietrtjjjeks progress, or go forward : it
is unwise W lie oxtreme to leave all their
power for 'mischief in their hands, resulting
in part facm their simple existence in twl
country as jpart of ita population, and in
Eart from-the privileges which are still to
e left them?and then exasperate them to
use it, by ^tempting to reduce their full political
equality with citizens of other birth
We ojtfyjo the last place, and with deep
severity # conviotioD, to the principles of
organization adopted by the.. American or
Know roiling party, and to some of the
particnlaf features which they hate embodied
in th?irorder. If ever any principle was
at war wjtbthe very foundation of the Amerfx
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*vnu AVVJ4MUIC, II* IS VUO pjuyij/iu yi a
oath-boimdorgariizetiou of political parties.
It is unnecessary, dangerous, hostile to the
fondam^htjj fnajjiibs of republican*liberty,
and, in ft?txUtiog a?p<&t,demoralising in*
Wgh deA^. It striken a bh?w at that great
t6e infeljiojen(^ af the' people?an esRcntial
element;# rapabtiwnlibeky.' What matters
it, W much intelligence th^pooplo
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may have if political men will conceal from i
tliem the elements upon which to employ t
that intelligence, in the foundation of an f
opinion and the adoption of a policy. The 1
duties of a man are correlative. If it is the i
duty of the people to require knowledge of
any party claiming their suffrages, before i
they endorse them, it is the duty of that I
party to give it. No party has the right to f
retire into the dark, bind itself to secrecy t
under oath, unfold what thev please and l
conceal what tliev please from the people ; t
nor have the people the shadow of a moral i
right to give their sanction to that of tlio t
propriety of which they are not informed, v
Moreover, this principle of organization c
will prove utterly subversive of tlie Consti- I
tution of the United States, by placing the I
legislation of Congress in the hands of an
irresponsible association of its members; t
in a body totally unknown to the Constitu- t>
tion, distinct from Congresss itself, existing I
within but independent of, /ind independ- c
em oi an responsibility to, any public or
recognized law. The Congressional Conn- I
cil, itself at. war With tlie Constitution, will v
be under the control of tlie National Coun- a
oil; and the result will be, that the Con-, a
gross of tlie United States will become, un- '<
dei the full success of Know Nothing prin- h
ciples, a mere registry of decrees to a body -s'
in the heart of the country, unknown to
the Constitution?existing, no one can tell s'
where?aiming at, no one can tell what. I
It is a principle of party organization, j
which, by demanding the unlimited sub.nis- >'?
sion of tiie minority to the majority^ anni-! '<
liilates the balance-power of a Parliament- j Si
iuy opposition, anci an (he advantages tliat j <
belong to it. It extinguishes tlie personal j >*
independence of the voter, destroys the ju- j vv
risi.lic.tion of conscience over the political ?
conduct, and makes it a condition to the n
preservation of his integrity, if a voter
should happen to scruple a measure or a 1
man proposed by the Order, that lie absolately
abandon the party altogether. U
Lastly: if this principle of secresy and habligation
under oath is legitimate for one h
party, it is legitimate for all; every party 11
may adopt it; the "Sag Nitch" clubs of the c;
Foreigners of the West are wholly justified ; s
iind the whole political dea'iiii-^ of the |
juuiiiry may ne controncu i?y secret, or.lli-1 u
bound organizations?a hybrid mixture of u
Masonry and a political caucus, with all
?00(1 in either spoiled by the conjunction. u
Dan any man in this nation contemplate
such a prospect?the legitimate result of the
principle of organization adopted by the ,s
Know Nothing party?without emotions %v
jf alarm amounting to terror ? It is a n
principle, legitimate in a condition of soc.i- s>
L-ty where the lives of men are dependent b
upon tho fidelity of their political assoei- ''
sites; it is utterly abominable in any other. c
Vet the accomplished writer in the Critic., s'
for may, would such a principle, in point of
political morality, on the same footing with 'I
the vole by ballot! "
We have only to add, that if tho TC:ition- '*
ality, the Federal Union and I lie* Protest- ?
ant Civilization of this conntrv, are depend- l'
put upon the conservatism of this new po- S;
liticrtl combination, its past acts indicate "
most fearfully that gloomy times are 11
ahead. . J
Mr. Pepper's Wife?How he Shut her Up. "Mrs.
Pepper, I labor under the impression
that it is liigh time you w?.-re getting s
breakfast. As my former housekeeper' unnrofnnrl
oil mtr tuiclt/to ?*? ? l? ? />?<??/l </-? ?
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tilings, I found it unnecessary to give any u
orders respecting them ; but with you it is n
different. As you have never got a meal <:
in this house, of course you know nothing >
of tho regulations of the household. a
"In the first place, you will mnkt5 a fire in i
the kitchen, put on the tea-kettle, etc.
Then you will make a fire in here; that n
done, you will cook the breakfast and bring r
it in here, as I have always been accustom- v
erl to taking mine in bed, and I do not con- j
sider it necessary to depart from that cus- 1
torn on your account; .but should you pre- ?.
fer it, you can cat yours,-'in the kitchen, as
it is perfectly immaterial to me." :
This occurred the morning after Mrs. I
Pepper went to housekeeping. Mrs. P. was
a sensible woman?she mado no reply to i
Mr. Pt-nnor's rominsindsbut as sonn ns lifir I
toilet was finished, she left the room, and J t
bluing uowii hi uiu iLiicucii, t>ut; uius luini- *
nated: " " i
"Make the kitchen fire?yes, I'll do that; <
then make a fire in the bedroom?I'll see 1
to that, too; theniake the breakfast to l>isj
bedside?just see if I do." And then Mrs. *1
Pepper sat and thought deeply for a few
minute?, when, apparently having arrived at ;
a satisfactory conclusion, she proceeded to <
businels. ' .? 1 <
Having got a nice fire kindled in the
kitchen, she cafried some coal into Mr. P.'s 1
apartment, and. filled up his 6tove, .Jj?ving i
fij#t ascertained that there was not a apaf-k
of Are in it. That duty performed, she
pint prepared the breakfast, of which she
partook with a great relish; and after mat
teraAod things were all put to nghta m tne
kitchen, she went down town on ft shopping
Meanwhile Mr- Pepper began to .grow
impatient,' Be "labored under the wmm
sion" that the atmosphere of Mb room -did
; not grow warm begfctto
fee! unpleasantly bofrgfy. Peeping, ont
from benind the bed curtains, he saw now
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iiT\irs were with regard to the stove. Somehi:;g
like a suspicion of the real state of afai?
began to dawn upon his mind. lit
istoned for a few minutes, but nil wa9 still
ibtut the house.
Hastily dressing himself, he proceeded to
nv-:stigate. the affair. He soon comprelondcd
the whole of it, and was very wrathul
at first; but he comforted himself with
he .ejection, that he had -the power to
mm. h Mrs. P., and he felt bortnd to do it,
oo. After some search he found the renains
of the breakfast, of which he parook
with a g"*to, and then he sat down to
rait for Mrs. P. She was a long time in
oming, anil he had ample time to nurse
ii? wrath. While sitting there, he thus soiloquizcd
t .-r? t? -i?11
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ie fo treated, and by a woman, too is not
o be believed. I can't believe it?no, nor
won't either. But she shan't escape, that's
eri.-iiti; if she should, my reputation for
ignity would be forever gone; for haven't
told Solomon Simpleton all along how I
fas going to make my wife stand around,
nd how I was going to make her get up,
ik' make the fire every morning, and let
ie lie abed, and how I was going to shut
er up and feed her on bread and water, if
b?. dared to say she wouldn't do it?"
"A cosy little arrangement, Mr. Popper,"
iii-: a soft voice behind him.
Mr. P. stal led up, and there stood Mrs. P.
ight behind bis chair, laughing just as bard
s s.'ie could. Mr. Pepper put on a severe
>ok:?'"Sit down in the chair, madam," he
ud. pointing to the one he had just vaca;d,
"while I have a little 'conversation with
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Isy yu did not obey my orders this morn1
g, iiis.l where you have been all the foreOUl?"
"Whore I have been this forenoon, Mr.
'eppyr, I have not the least objection to
:11 you; I have been down town doing a
tl 115 shopping.?I liavo purchased some
iv-ly napkins; just look at them," said she,
oldiiig tliein up demurely, for his inspecor.;
"I only paid a dollar apiece for them;
ctrcmely cheap? don't you think so ?"
' '* IVj-iiT was astonished. ITow she
:?rt*iu turn the ;^iivctr-ation in this wcy,
as a mystery to him. Suddenly his botud
wrath broko loose. Turning fiercely
pon her, he said:
"Betsy Jane, you disgust me j you seem
) make very light of this matter ; but it
more serious than you imagine, as you
ill find to your cost, presently. If you do
ot instantly beg my pardon, in a submisve
manner, I shall exert my authority to
ring you to a propersenso of your misoon
uct, by imprisoning you in one of my
liamber*, until you are willing to promise
D iet obedience to my wishes."
At the close of this very eloquent and
ignified speech, Mr. Pepper drew himself
p to his full height, and stationed himself
ef'.ro Mrs. P., ready to receive expressions
f sonow and penitence; he had no doubt
bat she would fall down at his feet, and
;iy: "Dear Philander, won't you forgive
ift this time, and I'll never do so any
norel" Ana he was going to say, "Betsy
:me, you'd better not!" But instead of
oing all this, what do you think she did ?
?Laughed at him right in the face.
Mr. Pepper was awfully wrathv. lie
poke up in a voice of thunder, and said :
"Mrs. Pepper, walk right up stairs this
ery minute; and don't you let the grass
;row under your feet while your u going,
leilher. You liave begun your antics in
;ood season Mrs. Pepper; but I'd have
on to know it won't pay to continue them
r.y length of time with me, Mrs. Pepper.
Vg*in I command you to walk up stairs."
''Well, really, Mr. Pepper,*it is not at all
leoesaary for you to speak so loud?I am
lot so deaf as all that comes to ; but as for
valking up stairs, I have not the least obectiou
toidoing so, if you will wait until I
iave recovered frou* my fatigue; but 1
j?.?t think of doing so before."
?But you musty Mrs. Pepper."
"Then all I've got.to say is- this?you'll
iave to carry me, for I won't walk!"
Mr. Pepper looked at his wife for a moTient
with the greatest astonishment; bul
is she began to laugh at him again, lit;
.bought to himself?"She thinks I won'l
]<y it. and hones to eretoff in this wav; bnl
it woji't do; up stairs she's got to go, if ]
1o have to carry her; so here goes," and
lairing the form of his lady in his arms, h<
?oon had the satisfaction of seeing her safe
ly Jodged In her prison, an& carefully lock
ipgher in. ho stationed a little red-headec
youth orTthe front door-steps, to attend U
callers, and also see thaUMrs, B. did not es
cape; and then betook himself to a restau
rant for his d^QD^r, and after dfepatcbinj
that, he hurried off to his office, and wa
soon cngfosgqdjn business. ?.
About tfce fniddle of the afternoon, ou
young sentinel rushed into the office, am
exclaimed*' never stopping to take breath
Pepper had better run home just a
fast as he can, for that woman what is shw
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op oe.iDBKiog an awiui racitei, ana bijp u
tearing around there, and rattling thing
tHfe di?tr?a$ede?t kind ; and if she heant uplii
ting Up V'mething or other, Ibetr.I don'
koowjfJfeiblittiog boj^-i > '
waiting to hekr nlorc* ltr< 1
Raized hi# hat nod lurrried off homr> at
undignified pnc?. ' ?r ' v
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v.: . "
Opening the hall door, he stole up the
stairs as eftrefully as possible, and applying
i his eye to Lho keyhole, he beheld n sight
i which made him fairly boil with rago.
Mrs. Pepper was sitting in front of the
' fireplace reading his old love letters. The
one'she was engaged in perusing at that
particular moment, was from a Miss Polly
Primrose, who, it appeared, had once looked
favorably on the suit of Mr. Pepper ; but a
more dashing lover appeared on t!ic scene,
Miss Polly sent Lira a letter'of dismissal
promising her undying friendship und accompanying
the same with a lock of hair,
and some walnut meats.
But it was not the love letter alone that
made P. so outrageous. He liad been
something of a traveler in tiis day, and bad
collected a'great many curiosities in his
rambles, which he had deposited in a cupboard
in the very room where he had confined
his wife, and she had got at them.
She had split up an elegant writing desk
with his Indian battle axe, in order to have
a fire, as the day was rather chilly. In one
corner of the fire-place was Mr. Pepper's
best beaver- filled up with love letters.
On a small table, close to Mrs. P., was n
beautiful fhi* China dish, filled with bear's
oil, in which she had sunk Mr. P.'s best satin
cravat, and having fired one end of it, it
afforded her sufficient light for her labors?
for Mr. P. had closed the blinds, for the better
security of the prisoner.
On some coal*in the front of the fire was
Mr. P.'s silver christening bowl, in which
Mrs. P. was poping com, which she ever
and anon stirred with the fiddle-bow;
meanwhile, occasionally punching the fire
with the fiddle?for Mr. ]\ luul with commendable
foresight, removed the shovel aud
Mr. Pepper continued to peep through
the key hole until he had obtained a pretty
correct idea of what w.is going on within.
Never was a Pepper so fired as he. lie
.shook the door, but it was securely fastened
within ; and resisisted all efforts to open it.
i He ordered Mrs. Pepper to open it or take
: the consequences; it is to be presumed that
I she preferred the consequences. Mr. Pepj
per darted down the stairs like a madman,
j 'I must nut a stop to this or I shall not
j nave a rag of clothes to tuy back."
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x-rui-uruig a lauucr, uc oegan 10 mount
to the window ; but Mrs. P. was not to be
taken so easily. She knew that he had left
the door unlocked, for she had examined
as soon as lie left; but she had no idea of
i letting him have the benefit of her fire; so,
! hastily seizing several large bottles of co|
logne, she threw the contents upon the fire,
j and in a few minutes liad the satisfaction
! of seeing it entirely extinguished. That
j duty performed, she left the apartment, and
| locking the door, she stationed herself in a
j convenient position to hear everything that
| transpired within.
j In a few moments Mr. P. was safofy in
; the apartment, and as soon as ho had closed
| the window, he stood bolt upright in the
j middle of the room, and 6aid in a deep
"Jezebel, come forth!"
"Jade ! do you think to escape ?"
Still no response. Mr. Popper begins to
feel uneasy and hastily commences to Bearch
the room, but had not proceeded far, when
j he hears a slight titter somewhere in the
I vicinity of the door. lie listens a moment,
l and it is repeated. Darting to the door, he
attempts to open it, but he finds himself aj
! nna/tnor Tliavo 5a l\i*f aha mava /ilmnnA I
j/. Aaiv.iv/ to wuw vnw niuiu tlimJU,
lie thinks, and hurries to the window; but
alas for Mr. Pepper! his wife has just removed
the ladderj and he cannot escape.
lie sits dpwn on a chair and looks ruefully
around him, and'presently he arises and
picks up a few fragments of n letter which
is lying on tho carpet, and finds it is from
Polly Primrose. He wonders what she has
done with the look of hair.
At this moment tifceye falls upon his daguerreotype,
which is jving on the table before
him. Mechanicaify taking it up, ho
opens it, and sees?what? nothing but his
own face?all the rest of him being rubbed
off; and around his lovely phiz is the missing
curl, and the walnut meats are careful'
ly stowed in the comer of the case. Mr.
J P. fairly blubbered aloud.
" "Good!" thought Mrs. P. "wheu you
1 find your level, I'll let you out, and nofctillthen.
A little-wholesome discipline-;wilt
do you good, and I'm fully prepared to a<f''
How long Mrs. Pepper kept hor liege
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loru in uurttnuu vno, uupuuent nimu tiuiy
and as to what passed between them when
I he was released from captivity, wo are not
better informed; but of thgikjjB^are
snra, Mr. Pepper might have ..b^eiw&een, a
? tmoming or Swo- afterward, to put bj* bead
* into tbe bed rooitt,.aiid say in a'nwek'manner:
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I i . Jane/Tye tnadfi .tb? kitchen 'fire,
and put on tho tea-kettle; won't you please
J to get up^d/getbreakfa?t.n
$ ^Mak'^TocH Choice.?"Fatbe*," Raid a
(A Vto fUvont^! rttini'^Son tb!?A
jurcillio iu upi'' uuivuwii ^uiiiumuj n^u iuju
J thebad habit of alternating from ipTety to
k profanity, "I do think you onght to atop
* BM||or aweanng?I don't cars which I *
\ Monet is a good potrwt ancl n b?d masa
t?r. it is only by w fBffifo know what U
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Tho Northern Democracy.
We copy tl>e extract below from the Now
York Day Book, a paper that has always
defended tho constitutional rights of the
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South \yth equal zeal and ability. Tho Day
Book contends with equal justice that the
whole North is not combined against the r,V
Soulh, that the great body of the Northern
Democracy lias generally been ready to do
justice, and that it is our duty as well as our
interest to stand up to tho Northern Democ- >
"Don't he too fast, gentlemen. The
North is not altogether Against you, nor ia
it against the Nebraska bill. Thero is no
necessity of your being frightened into ousting
cannon, sharpening swords, nor manufacturing
gunpowder yet. We of the
North will take care of our own people.
We are not all fanatics, and shall not be
controlled by fanatics; bo, 'do not go
otf half cocked,' nor kick out of the traced
yet a while. We have lived under the contulion
made by our fathers some seventy
odd years, and you have had equal prolection
with the rest of us. Stick to that,
and we will. Never fear that there is not
good constitutional loving citizens enough
in the North to keep down the plotters against
you and your institutions.
"When, gentlemen, did the Democracy
of tbe North desert you or refuse to stand
by you ? Never! It gavo you Presideut
I'olk aud Texas?and it gave you the fugitive
slave law, and it gave you President
l'ierce and the Nebraska bill. What morecan
you ask 1 We readily admit that theaewere
your rights, but we point to them only
to show that Northern Democracy always
uas ana always will give you j'our rights.
"Why then desert it or talk about fighting
the whole North ? Stand by those who
have stood by you, and yon will never havo
reason to complain. You should make
some allowance 'for Northern habits, and
Northern prejudice, and not expcct all our
people to think just as you do on the subject
of slavery; that ia not possible. But
you have always found the Democratic party
to deal justly with you, and you may re- '
ly upon it to do justly hereafter, ijo matter
what the people think'about slavery. Don't 1
leave the Democratic party, men of the
South, until it leaves you, and you will have
nothing to fear from 'Northern fanatici3ta."r
A Story with a Moral.
Mr. Bonea, of the firm of Fossil, Bones
&rCo., was oue of those remarkable moneymaking
men, whoso uninterrupted successin
trade had been the wonder and afforded
the material for the gossip of the town for
seven years. Being of ft familiar turn of
mind he was frequently interrogated on the
subject, and invariably gave as the secret
of his success, that he minded his own business.
A gentleman met Mr. Bones on the Assanpitik
bridge. Ho was gazing intently
on the dashing, foaming waters as they fell
over the dam. He was evidently in a V
brown study. Our friend ventured to disturb
"Mr. Bones, tell me Low to make a thousand
Mr. Bouea continued looking intently at
the water. At last he ventured a rfeply.
"Do you see that dam, my friend 1"
i certainly uo.
"Well, here you may learn the secret of
making money. That water would waste
away and bo of no practical uso to anybody,
but for the darn. That dam turns it
to good account?making it perform soma
useful purpose, and then suffers it to pass
along. That large paper mill is kept in
constant motion by this simple economy.
Many mouths are fed in the manufacture-of
the article of paper, and intelligence is scattered
broad-cast over the land on the sheetsthat
are daily turned out; and in the different
processes through which it passes,
money is made. So it is in the living of
hundreds of people. They get enough mo-,
ncy. Tt -passes through their hands every,
day, and at the year's end they ore no better
off. What's the reason? They want a
dam. T&eir expenditures aj?. ^increasing,
andthDvpractical good is attained. They
want them dammed up, so that nothing will
fpas8 through their hands without bringing $,
something back?without accomplishing
Pome usenffiMrposc. iJam up yoar ex pen-.
ses, and you'll soon have enough, oQcaaipnally
to spare a little, just like that dam.
Look at it my friend!"
Nelson's Patent Life Preserver.?
We havo had exhibited to tu k novel ^
and certainly' extremely useful instrument &. .
with the above title. It is the.mTentiojfclj&^^*
L. Nelson, Esq., of Ocala, Florida, , qod p&tented
by him Nov. 21st, 1854. .It'toiay be
briefly described as/followwis ift tbtv .
form of a handsoma vcst,"which dan be . .
worn in ordinary, drf^irafotJly^ fthe lip*,-* *'
ing of which encloM? ,or'consists of an air
tight sack furnis^^; With moptli pieces,
; wgiph can -be conoegl&'fy-'^ '