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Our Duty.
Onr esteemed fii-nds vt the Terra H.vi?
Journal, EvaravHlo Enquirer, and several
tber papers of th State, are rory much cx
crcisod a',o it tho conduct of the. Saf.iixl. I It
is quite a gratification to know v. o bfcvo io
many anxiotw and cowidcraUfijionds. Ar t!
notonly have our own party papers datnud
it fcr our interest to take ui in hand, tut the
wry tsi'jfand I:t? conductors of tho Indian
apolis Journal have volunteered to put their
tlngeninio the amo dUh. ' "We feel a most
grateful consideration for thcio evidences of
good feeling aud appreciative sympathy;
llatir-g enough to do to attend to our own
business, we shall cot attempt to return tho
compliment. .
Tha Tens Haute Journal, however, ckar-i
gea that tha ' Sentinel and the political cliquo
about Indianapolis, wish to control tho elec
tions of tho Legislature." And then very
agel;- enquires, shall it bo so ?" So far
as ws are concerned, we deny tho impeach
ment in bto. Wo have never aspired tJ any
uch responsibility, nor will anything which
has appeared in our colamns justify such a
construction. The Sentinel has no favorite
candidates' for any po.-Uiou, r.oitlicr las
it attempted to. favor any DOrtion of
the Stat to the injustice of any other.
All candidates for official position have tho
ame claim upon us. It has been our aim to
peak of all genera. sly and respectfully.
The friendd of every candidate have the de
sire that the claims acl position of their fa
vorite should receive a fair consideration by
the central organ of .the party. '.Thia is just.
It ia in this way that the qualifications and
fitness of every candidatecan.be bestknown
and receive a dae considention by tho party
Tb Choice of the rocket.
Somo timo bii.co tho EiwnnWe Enquirer
.feisted that Jen D. Jiriyht should bo re
elected to b'.i present position. It did not
caro who the ether of tho two Senators t la
elected thU "u.ter was, "but one ol them amil
fcDrijhV' Aariic Democracy of the other por
tionscf tho State, with scarcely an exception,
seem entirely -,ti.fied to concede this demand
of tho JJi.juirrr, it appears no mora than just
that our aimr.blc friec d of that priut ahould bo
vrd!i: : to fill his part tf tho bond "we caro
not who tha other may be, so that ho is one
of tho faithful of tho Democratic househol 1."
TLo J'r.'j. h;u fairly and unequivocally thus
nyide it cho ice the choice of "tho Pocket"
' st.d lias graciowcly condescended to give
tho lalance cf the State the privilego of se
lecting the other. Tho Democratic papers
cf tho State can now "pitch in," without any
danger of that "shoot" of ourbcllicoso friend.
If tho Enquirer will permit us we will ven
ture tho enquiry ru to who its, and "tho
pockolV'.caadidate is for Canal Trustee ?
Of tho multitude of candidates down there,
who is tho favored individual? We pause
for a response. . Fearing that the Enquirer
may have forgotten the articlo to which we
have referred, we give it ipsissima verba:
"For this Part of the State, we can speak
that all will be satisfied to give Gov. Wright
a placo in tho Cabinet; but we 6hall insist
that Jesse D. Bright shall take a seat in the
Senate. Ha has honored Indiana in his place
Ut her honor him now. He has occupied
a position in the Senate- that but few men ever
i.ttain. , Ho La3 filled the second highest
position m thia Union, and leaves it on the
4th of next March, with the entire confidence
aud admiration of the Democracy of the
whole TjLion. We do not feel disposed to
eco his placo filled by another and untried
man now. Wo havo two Senators to eloct this
winter, and one of thera we claim, shall bo
Bright. We caro not who the other be, so
that he is one of the faithful of tho Demo
cratic household."
Election o? Sexatco. The Lafayette
Courier says it has been suggested that an
arrangement might be entered into, by which
generally. We have obtruded no one upon he Republican Senators will agree to . the
the notke of our friends, nor have wcintead- J election of Dr. Graham N. Fitch, or some
ed to do injustice to any. e - :
The propriety of our position and our duty
in the matter seem so 'self-evident that we
old 'liner of like moderation, provided the old
line Senators will first agree to the election
bf Judge Morton, Dr. Ellis, or some other
huve deemed it, herctofore.unnecessary to say j Republican epen whom the party may unite
a word, upon the subject, but as w have been
persistently misrepresented, wo have thought
it pertinent and proper thus to allude to it.!
, ' No individual, clique or geographical influ
ence can control us to the .sacrifice of what
we consider our duty and the' beat interests
of the pirty generally. As it ha9 been, jit
shall be our purpose to do eual justice to
very person, and . more than &U, which we
deem of primary importance and oar highest
doty, we shall battle to the best of our ability
for the permanent ascendancy of our princi
ples and policy., . , i
Canal Trustke Several of tha' Con
gressional Districts havi already assert-cd
iheir respective claims to tha lucrative oS:9
of Canal Trustee,. to be. filled' jby. the Legis
lature this winter. ' The Pocket .thrusts for
ward its twelve thousaud majority for'the
Democracy and its immense loral interest'
in the "great ditch" as causa sufficient for its
claims to be noticed and favore'L , The Sth
diatrct puts forward a man unexceptional in
every particular, but fails to show why. and
wherefore its favorite should receive the
nomination of the Democratic caucus.' The
8th district also, conveniently forgets that
whatever benefit has accrued to tho par: .jf piblicau' party, there is a tribunal to which
fm Vi Y!imT Tiii rp:in..l hv tho.' l ' l T r i .
Notwithstanding the favor with which the
Courier regards such an arrangement, it is
most certainly doomed to disappointment if
jt expects to see it carried out. We do not
deem.it even "possible" that such an ar
rangement can be entered into. If the Black
Republicans ahould advance such a proposi
tion, it will bo mot on the part of the dem
ocrats, in such a manner as to show the
Courier and all other advocates of a scheme
of "bargain and corruption" bo barefaced and
infamous, that they are "counting without
their host.'"
" The threat of the Courier that no such
"mieerable doughfaces as Bright, Wright,
Pettit, Brown, Robinson, or men of that ilk,"
shall bo elected, under any circumstances,
will no doubt be takes for what it is worth.
The Republicans will act upon their own
responsibility and as to them may seem beat
in the election of Senators. As for the dem
ocrats, there is but one course for them to
pureue.'.v If the election of Senators is de
feated by the facliU8 and ' revolutionary
course prescribed by the leaders of the Re
living along' the line from Fort Wayne to
Covington. The 7th district, lying midway
between the extremes cf this bone of con
tention, has also claims, which, if they
have not ye: been spoken of will bo presented
in the sitting of the Legislature ia a firm aud
unyielding manner. The pocket may talk
cf its immense majorities, but the 7th. dis
trict for Democratic gains puts .it to shama ;
and the Sth district may praie of its sterling
and unflinching Democrat, Lut the 7th I).s
trict Democracy know too well the ability
and integrity of their friends to yield an inch
to the claims of other points or men other
than their own. lerre Haute Journal.
Who would be the editor of the-lead-it-g
deraocratio paper in Indiana? The
Terre Haute Journal says : . ;..
Right. Tho Evancville Enquirer is right
when it says the course of the Slate Sentinel
in regard to the election of the U. S. Sen
ators and Canal Trustees tbi winter is suffi
cient to damn it in -tho estimation of the
party. The Sentinel has displayed but little
discretion this campaign.
We will wager an oyster that one of the
editors of the Journal aspires to the post of
Canal Trustee Madnon Courier, Dec' 10J
Jcst so. Cookerly; one of the editors of
the Bnchanier print at Terra Haute, i3 a can
didate for Canal Trustee. Ilavn't we won an
oyster off somebody? JJai. Cour. 10th uU.
Put the above all together and the "little
discretion" of the Sentinel results in its lack
of dixerr.ment to- see that our amiable and fat
friend Cookerlt was tTie candidate for Canal
Trustee. If the Editor of Tcrro Ilauto Jour.
nil will not cnarge that it " is sufficient to
damn it in the estimation of the party," tho
Sentinel will have tha presumption to say thit
O. F. Cookielt, Esq., iox h:s efflcicnt servi
ces to the party, and for his admirable quali
fications, ia eminently adapted for the posi
tion to which ho aspires. A firm and tin
yielding manner" will undoubtedly secure
his success. . - . . ;
Doctors Differ.
Hon. Will Cumback, a fer days since, on
the fioor of tha Iloure of Representatives,
charged the Democracy of Iudiana w'ith
pandering to tho "free soil' sentiment cf the
North in the late canvass. .The chargo was
promptly met by Hon. Wm. H. English. .'
In the Boone County Ledger, of. the ISth,
the Democrats of this State are charged with
haing "stood hand in hand and shoulder to
shoulder with the South" Carolina" lmllificrs
and fire-eaters, at the .. recent Presidential
election." Mr. Cumback and the' Ledger can
reconcile this positive contradiction of each
other's statement., as to them may semb-st.
The truth is with neither. The Democracy
of Indiana stood fairly and squarely upon
the principles of the Cincinnati Platform,
without the slightest attempt to court the fa
vor or sympathy of either of the extremes
the whole question may be referred, and
from whose decision there is no appeal. To
that tribunal the democracy will submit their
cause without the slightest misgiving as to
the result.
Aid for Oea. Walker Meeting ia Kew York.
The friends of Gen. Walker held a meet
ing in New York city, on the evening of the
1.7th inst., to take measures to reliove the
struggling band in Nicaragua, who had at
tached themselves to the fortunes of Gen.
Walker. , Many gentlemen of note participa
ted in the proceedin s, among whom we no
tice th-) names of Major Ileiss, Gen. Ward B.
Burnett, Generals Greene, Wheat, and Cane-
zcau, cf Texas, Col. J. W. Fabeus, Col An
derson of Nicaragua, Thomas Francis Meag
her, Dr. MaguCiD, Judge Morton, Thomas
Placid?, the actor, and Mr. Morgan, the
owter of the Nicaraguan line of Steamers,
and Capt. Rynders. Much enthusiasm pre
vailed and the liveliest sympathy was ex
pressed for Gen. Walker and his cause.
A large quantity of provisions, clothing and
other stores are to ce sent out by the Ten
nessee, on the 24th.
The meeting adjourned to Saturday even
ing last, to receive the report of the Com
mittee appointed to decide upon the best
means to aid Gen. Walker. -
Terrs Haute and its future prospects
ilASUFACTonrcs, The Express, of Terre
Haute, calls the attention of the citizens of
that city to the necessity of making invest
ments in tho business of manufacturing to
give an impulse to and make permanent its
growth and prosperity. We extract the fol
lowii g remarks upon the subject, as being
worthy tho attention of our capitalists and
property holders:
' "We said a few days ago, that the surplus
capital of Terro Haute, must now ba invested
in building up manufacturing establishments,
or tho flattering prospects of this queenly
citymnst begin to wane. Railroads reach
every accessible point around U3. Factories
cf ail kinds will spring up in the adjoining
counties and towns. The facilities for reach
ing a good raarke1, with their manufactured
articles are the same to them, as to us. Labor
is as cheap to them ai it is to us. Coal and
steam are as accessible to them, as to us, and
if we remain still, they will divide with us
that interest, which ought to bo controlled,
and centered at thi3 point. We would not
to surprised i' in a very few years, the busi
ness of slaughtering and packing pork in this
city, would bo a matter of tho smallest im
portance. Our pork-houses, this year, will
not be, one third filled. Not one-third of
the houses usually employed by them, will
find employment this winter. Our Banks
must find other customers than the packers
of pv rk, whore paper they will discount.
Witn these circrmstances surrounding us,
with whom they are charged with havii g what is to be dona to make Terra-Haute a
.. , city, having hardly a rival in this State?
auiiatul. .. . - - The sober judgement of every right-seeing
(ErTba Terre Haute ' Jwrval . is , anxious
to ascertain whether we know better tbout
ita business than it do?3 itse'f, ' and says" the
Sentinel is in tho "bad habit of defending
and p raibicg every scape grace who puyj it
well." In this sweeping charge wo h'r-i
the JoarnaJ will not includt'our favoraM ,
notice of Bao. Cookeelt of th it print, in to
day's paper, as a candidate for Canal Trustee.
Or-lhe Journal'u exceedingly anxious to
getjts fiager3 into that."corrnption fund." . It
will sell it opposition to- an election "dog
cheip," if it can only get something to help
maka up that $2,(XX)ios3. We suppose that is
just the price of tho Journal. Wc think it
about $1090.90 too much . :-
Towssaip LinaaaT. There has recently
been made to the Township Library an ad
dition of soma 900 volumes. It now num
bers about 1200 volumes. It is hi tho Coun
Hocsek and is free of access to all coraplyiog
with the rules and regulations. Calvin Tay
lor, Librarian. -
mind will at oricesay : We must make our
city a manufacturing city. The capital that
is controlled by our wealthy men, must be
put into active usa in this way. The music
of the loom, the rattlo of machinery and the
thutider of theforze at.d rolling-mill must
l3 heard all around us. There is no avoid
ing this necessity. The r rogrcss of the ag.
and tho incvitabla tendency of thingc, de
mand thi.J, and prudence and our common
interests should arou:.o ns to a compliance
with that injunction.
CrBy tho Crawfordsville Roview we learn
that Mr. David Ficnell, a resident of WhitCH
villo, was run over last Tuesday night, by the
Express'Train, ard instantly killed. The
fuma paper also contains the following, ac
count of a most appalling accident, which
occurred at that place : .
,Mr. Bartholomew Wood, an employee at
Mr. Blair's pork house, while working around
the scalding tub on last Friday morning, lost
his footing and fell into the boiling water, and
although almost immediately rescued was so
badly scalded that he expired on the follow
ing morning.
II J . '1 j I L ".. . '! ' - . '
Swamp Lands Franks
Wo give below the very abb and highly
s itisfactory letter of the nccompliahed and
erudite Black Republican S. cretsry of State,
Hon. 1 irastuus B. Collins, explanatory of the
telegraphicdiapatch.es of Hugh "O'Neil" Ehq ,
which appcartd in our pajur of Saturday.
Upon the nicequeslion of U w.which the learn
cd Secretary raist s, we confess ur igr.orant c
to discuss, Mr. Collins, however, teems en
tirely fatisrlcd that ho is ccrrocl. As to the
facts in tho ca.-c, that distinguished gentle
man brushes them all away m easily ii a
good housewife removes tho unsightly coe
webs. In regard to "hiding" tho Secretary
says that on tho 19th lu was "all day in this
city, attending to hia official and vthtr busi
ness," as was "well known to numerous of
hia friends." Thcro is no disputing that
statement. Wo presume the "ollicer" was
entirely satisfied that Mr. Collins was very
much ongagod with "other" duties, and this
clear and manly explanation of his where
abouts relieves the gentleman of any suspic
ion that "Collins hides." His "other" eu-
gagemonts kept him out oftbo way. Hide
no, no, the Secretary never hides! We,
as well as he, feel indignant, very indignant
at such an unjust Insinuation. We repeat,
Mr. Collins never hides, it is only "othor
Neither does the honorable Secretary iu
tend to further uso "his cxcclencies name
ix reference to swamplands." Thisi a fur
ther relief. It aj pears that "ono day ante
rior to the motion for the restraining order"
Mr. Collins concedes that tho thing was did,
and patents having ben issued for nenrly all
the swamp lands in tho State, ho presume
lu never iliallhivs occasion to use tho Gover
nor "name iu reference to swamp lands."
We presume so too. In fact it is n highly
improbable presumption.
After looking the emitter all over we think
the Secretary is safe in disposing tho charges
made against him by saying, " to all of which
I.would interpose a simple denial. "We do not
know how Mr. " O'Neil " will feel upon read
ing the interesting and very elucidatory com
munication of the Secretary of State, but as
he is desirous that we should "fol relieved."
we will state most emphatically that that tim
p le interposition of the condite gentleman, is
highly satisfactory. It proves tha whole sub
ject boyond controversy. 1 ha humility of
the gentleman, however, bears a very strong
resemblance to that of one Uriah Hcep, Esq.
If that kind of humbleness is a virtue,we can
only say that Mr. neep would Lave made a
capital Secretary of State, if there had been
any swamp lands to dispose of, and if a "re
straining order" had been issued upon him,
he could not have dedged it better than our
friend Mr. Collins. .
In conclusion we do " feel relieved " when
Mr. Collins tells us that he " knows of no
frauds being, having been or about to be per
petrated vpon te swamp lands." Certainly
not, they have only been drained. The Sec
retary would not be guilty of perpetrating a
fraud vpen lands. That's too simple, lie
knows that the Stata is a better goose to
Office or Secretary of State,)
Indiana poli3, Dec. 20th, 185G. J
Editors cf Daily Sentinel : In your issue
of this morning you publish two' dispatches of
Hugh O'Neil, Esq., one to Governor Wright,
at Jeffersonville, and one to J. E. McDonald,
at Crawfordsville in both of which I am
charged with "hiding" to avoid service of an
injunction in reference to swamp lands. In
the one to the Governor I am also charged
with fraudulently using his Excelencie's
name. Heading which dispatches, ara the
following, which appears to be superadded by
the Editor :
M Swamp Land Frauds 1 1"
"The Secretary of Stato hides to avoid le
gal process I" .
To all of which I would interpose a simple
denial. That I appeared in Court pending
the motioa to restrain tho State Officers is
susceptible of proof ; and that that fact was
known by Mr. O'Neil he will not deny. And
if Mr. O'Neil is as good a lawyer as ho has
the reputation of being, he also knows that a
copy of the notice left by the ollicer at my
office, is as good a service in law, as a per
sonal servico upon myself. And that I was
on yesterday all day in this citv, attending to
uij ouieiai ana oiner ousmess, is wen Known
to numerous of my friends. And that I at
tempted to avoid tho service of the process, I
most emphatically deny. And as to the
fraudulent use of the Governor's name, I
would state that there has not been a single
patent for swamplands issued since the 18th
irjsL, one day anterior to tho motion for the
restraining order, since which timo I have not
had occasion to use his Excelencie's name in
reference to swamp lands, and presume I
never shall have.
I abide with humble submission the order
of the Court, and hope Mr. O'Neil and the
Editors of the Sentinel will feel relieved
when I tell them I know of no frauds being,
having been, or about to be perpetrated upon
swamp lands.
Coming Down.
The New York Time3, formerly of the
belief that nothing but tho Maine Law would
answer the purposes of temperance reform,
comes down several pegs, as will be seen
from the following, which recently appeared
in its columns :
"What our Legislature ought to give us
this winter is as stringent a license law as
possible one which will limit and restrict to
the utmost attainable point the sale of intox
icating liqnors, and at the same time becure
to our town and county treasuries some funds
to meet the expenses of sustaining the pau
pers, and punishing the criminals whom the
traffic, under any circumstances, may and
will iiiflict upon the community. Some re
striction is certainly better than none.
The amount of the matler is just thia :
The politicians of the Times aud Tribune
school cannot make Maine lawism subserve
any further parti zan uses; hence they will
have nothing more to do . with it. It is not
long since these same gentlemen professod to
regard a system of licenses as abominable,
because, they add, it was wrong to " license
Gov. Wrl.jht and the Swamp Lands.
Having hear! that rumois were i" rircula
tion chargii.g Gov. Wright with complicity
in tho swamp hi d fraud, we addressed a
no'o to Hugh O'Neal, Esq., upon tho nubjoct,
nnd leceivod th a vonipati ving reply fnm
h'iii, which i-ntirely exor.rnto Out Gov
ernor from ny knowKdgaof tli transit' -lion.
The personal and official inU'jrrity of Gov.
Wright is boyond reproach. During his olli
rial term t f teven e.irt, as Executive of the
State, he hrs bewii engaged i. no sp culationm
and hasricvfr used his official position and
knowledge of Statu clfairs, vi any way or at
any time, to put money In' his purse, lie
goes cut of ou with clean hands, and, wo
regret to say, impoverished by the injufii
cient support which the Governor receives to
sustain that position, without an exhibition of
niggardliness which would be disgraceful to
she State. And tho Governor hm not only
been exemplary in his own official conduct,
but ho hss made every eflnrt to prevent
frauds upon tho Stato Treasury and upon
the Stato interest by all others.
If frauds havo been committed upon tho
State in this swamp land transaction, the
Secretary of the Stato hns imposod upon the
confidence which Governor Wright has
placed in him. It has been the cu.-iom for
the Governor to place his signature to such
blanks that the Secretary of Stato might
need from time to time in quantities, bo that
that officer might not be inconvenienced by
his absence from homo or calling upon him
every time that he needed them. In this
way his official signature had been obtained
to a quantity of blank swamp land patents.
And, suspecting soma wrong, the Governor
refused, on Thursday last, to sign any more.
If tho Secretary of Stato has abused the
confidence thus placed in him by the Gov
ernor, no apology can place him right in the
estimation of all honorable men. If Gov
ernor Wright hes done any wrong in the
matter, it is in reposing confidence .ha
Black Republican Secretary of State.
Inpianapulis, Ind., Deer 20, 1856.
J. J. Bisquam, Esq. : In roply to your note
of this morning, I say, with pleasure, that so
far as my investigations have rroceeded in
relation to the alleged fraudulent sales of
swamp lands, nothing appears implicating
uov. Wright with these transactions.
I say moreover that I have heard no charge
of the kind made against him from any quar
ter. I simply meant by my despatch to you
of yesterday that, from such information as I
had, the Secretary vas filling up blank pa
tents over his official signature, and which.
according to the custom of the office, had
been left with him, and tho object of that
despatch was to give him the opportunity of
withdrawing such blank patents.
Very respectfully, yours, &c,
ilea ii O'Neal.
The State Prison Commission. The
Journal, a few days since, stated that Gov.
Wright had appointed Senators Crane and
Wml upon a commission to visit the Ohio
State Prison and report to him upon its man
agement. This story, with its accompany
ing remarks, was manufactured out of whole
cloth. The Governor has no authority to
appoint such a commission and has made no
such appointments. It would occupy most
of our time, if we noticed all the lies of the
Journal, and we give this one a notice to-day,
o that the readers of that print can inform
hemsrdves as to its r tl Llxlity. If it willlie
upon a matter so easily disproved, what will
it not do upon inat'ers which will bear a lit
tle circumlocution ?
. ..
07" An attempt will be tnaJa to seenro
the passage of a bill by lh premmt Congress
t establinh a steamship linw to India by way
of the Sandwich IJvhI. The lobby forco
is well organized, and only awaits tho signal
to act.
St. Loujs. The census returns of the city
of Louis for the present year, diow an ag
gregate population of 110,201. Of this num
ber 1,230 are free colored persons, and
1,640 slaves.
Kamat Gov. Geary and the People.
The citizens of Tecumseh and vicinity held
a meeting at Tecumseh Court House, Kan
sas, on the 26th of November, to consult upon
and propose a policy upon which the citizens
of Kansas, without distinction of party, may
unite for the preservation cf paaca and a gen
eral reconciliation, based upon acquiescence
in existing legislation,' an impartial adminis
tration of justice, aud opposition to external
intervention in the affairs of the Territory.
Resolutions were passed approving of any
and all measures havirjg a tendency to re-
stoie peace and harmony among tho citizens
of Kansas, and declaring that whatever dif
ferences of opinion may prevail touching the
circumstance that resulted in ths adoption of
existing laws, it was better to Eupport and
sustain those laws than to have no laws at
all, or continue the anarchy that had
too long prevailed. A3 an index of pub
lic feeling in relation to those objox
iou3 provisions of the Kansas code which
have been so generally reprobated and con
demned, and as a testimonial of regard tor
Gov. Geary and the wise and conciliatory
policy which has characterized his adminis
tration, the following resolutions are worthy
of record:
IUsolved, That we believe. the existing ter
ritorial laws contain provisions that should
be repealed, and we have confidence that the
legislature at the next session will, with a
spirit of justice and moderation, correct op
pressive legislation.
Resolved, That we have confidence in the
patriotic desire and ability of Gov. Geary te
faithfully administer the laws and protect
and enforce the rights of all the citizens of
Kansas; and we cordially approve the policy
that he has adopted, and which, thus far, has
been attended with the happiest results to
wards the restoration of law and order, equal
ity and justice.
The Grand Jury of the Second Judicial
District, which was in session at Tecumseh at
the time of the meeting, officially approved
of the resolutions that were passed, and re
commended them to the citizens of the Territory.
Mopest. The Black Republicans attrib
ute the overwhelming voto iu the Southern
Commercial Convention, and more recently in
the House of Representatives, against a re
vival of the slavo trade, to their own de 11
stand on the slavery question, in tho 1?' ; oin
vass. The idea may be exceedingly 11 1 Ber
ing to the vanity of those who cherish it, but
it may be falsa nevertheless. ' We attribute
the passaga of Mr. Orr's resolution, in the
House, by the very strong vote of 183 to 8,
to the simple fact that the South i almost a
uuit in opposition to re-opaning the slave
trade, whilst, ia the North, we doubt if a
singlo man could b) found to advocate a mea
sure so revolting to humanity and tha spirit
of the age.
The claim of tha Black Republicans that
thw gratifying demonstration of the moral
sentiment of the country belongs to them,
must be better substantiated than it has been,
before it will be acceded to.
The Official Vote of Texa9. The offi
cial voto of Texas is published in tha Gal
veston Civilian, of the 20th ult. It stands
thus :
For Buchanan and Breckinridge,
For Fillmore and Donelson, - -
Democratic maj.
- - 13,513
Total vote,
Tho vote of the Stute i about 'twenty
thousand short of a full one. As it is, Texas
polls more votes than the State of Louisiana,
which has four Representatives in Congress,
while she has but two, under the apportion
ment of 1350. The next ensus will give
Texas a largo increase of political power.
Texas has done well in its Democratic -majority,
but it falls a little short of Arkansas,
which is clearly the banner .-state.
(tJ" The Washington correspondence of
the New Herald says that Hon. Howell Cobb,
of Georgia, on his return to the capital, after
a brief absence, found upwards of a huu
drcd letters aldreesed to him from all quar
ters, requesting him to send the writers a
Copy of the book which he recently publish
ed, entitled "Scriptural view of Slavery."
This was a pretty heavy draft upon a gen
tleman who had not only never published
such a book, but had never seen ono of the
description called for.
j. v- ut1 1 ' ...nai.j.
(For llio Hato SoutliH'l J
Tho Alleged Swamp Laud Frauds
A:: impression, -:cidedlv erroneous, va.H
liable to b nul l.' ly an nniclo in your local
column on Si turd ay morning. No fraud
whatever ha Uen perpetrated or designed
by th;.' prtiesin thu Iran, action referred to.
Tho f i' in nr briefly k follows :
In the com ty of J.epor there is a largo
scope of country lying on th lopo of tho
Kaiikakoe iind tho Iroquois. On the sum
mit level between tho two rivers theru nre
extensive Marshes constantly slntunding in
water apparently from springs. Thcso wa
t jrn, l aving no regular channel or outlet, in
their ratural dcsecr.t towards tho two river
and especially towards tho lw.kakeo, over
flow vast tracts of the country, rendering it
marshy, aud totally unfit for settlement and
cultivation. The marshes are very large, and
tho county never can bo drained except on a
largo scale. There aro isolated quarter rc
tioris,and eighties, and forties, that might bo
purchased by individuals, but not within
twenty years, if ever, would enough be sold
by miscellaneous entries, to enable tho State
to drain tho country. Tho only mode of
draining tho country ia for companies, possess
ing capital and enterprise, to t ike each a cer
tain tract, say a township, more or less, iu a
body, to have all tho land as it comes, good,
bad and indifferent, and by draining it, make
it suitable for cultivation.
There was another difficulty respecting the
Jasper county lands. By the defalcation of
the Treasurer of the county, to the amount of
some $40,000, the process of draining was
nearly or quite suspended, and littlo confi
dence was felt by purchasers that their lands,
for which they miB'ht pay cash, would ever
bo drained. The writer of thia article, and
several of his friends, had purchased somo
of these lands for cash some two years ago,
intending to make farms there; but owing to
thi3 defalcation, an J also to tha large quanti
ties of unsold lands ia tho neighborhood, no
ditching has been dose, and our interests have
been greatly delayed. Another fact also has
operated to tha injury of swamp land pur
chasers'. A largo amount of swamp land
funds heretofore received into the State Trea
sury, has been , diverted from its legitimate
purpose, and used up in paying the interest
on the State debt. Under these circumstan
ces tho officers of State wero obliged, nearly
two years ago, to issue a circular, suspending
the letting of contracts for ditching. This cir
cular produced great dissatisfaction. Another
was issued, authorizing the Swamp Land
Commissioners to let contracts for d'tching, on
condition that the contractors would receive
their pay in the lands themselves. In several
counties large . contracts were let on these
tarms. To enablo the contractors to carry on
the enterprize, advance certificates were giv
en them, they givii.g bonds to complete tho
For a year or more past several gentlemen,
having already a large interest in the coun
try, have been trying to organize companies
to apply to the Jasper lands the same system
of drainage.which had been successfully ap
plied to Gibson,' Stark, Marshall and Beveral
other counties. During the summer past
some four or five companies weio formed,com
posed of gentlemen of capital and enterprise,
and whore interest had already suffered by
the delay of drainage, with the design of ac
complishing what from the nature of the cir
cumstances could be accomplished in no oth
er way. They proposed to the Com
missioners and Engineer of Jasper, to survey,
lay out and make estimates for ditching the
country, and to advertise the letting accord
ing to law, and they would put in their biJs.
All this was done iu good faith. Lettings
were advertised, the contracts were taken,
and bonds ample and with undoubted secu
rity wero given for the completion of the
On the faith of these bonds advanca certif
icates were given to the contractors to enable
them tho better to accomplish the great and
expansive enterprise they had undertaken.
All has boeo done in perfect good faith, and
the idea of fraud in the arrangement has nev
er entered the head of any of the parties con
cerned. The country will be greatly benefit
ted by the success of the enterprise. Tho gen
tlemen engaged in the work will receive their
reward in the general improvement of the in
terest they already have in the neighborhood.
Should they mako any additional profit on
their work it will be but the fruit of enter
prise and capital, which well used will suc
ceed in any employment.
The whole community will be benefitted
and nobody can be injured by any acts con
templated by the persons engaged in this
business. The only dissatisfaction seems to
exist amorg speculators and schemers, who
desire, as soon as they seo a prospect of hav
ing the county drained, step in and seize on
the best lands, and utterly supplant those
who havo risked their capital in the enter
prise. There are always those who livo on
tho labor of other men, and such seem in
this case to ba particularly anxious to profit
by the risks and the enterprise of those gen
tlemen who alono have been willing, after
waiting several years, to undertake to accom
plish this great work.
The public may rest assured that there is
no fraud contemplated by any party in this
enterprise. All is done fairly, openly, and in
good faith. The companies intend to com
plete their work, and fulfill their agreement
in every particular. They havo g'ven ample
bonds. They feel able to mako their case
clear before the people, cr before any Court,
or before the Legislature. They challenge
investigation in any form, in which it may ba
devised. JASPER.
Knlcrt-daec.ir.tli g lo Ait r('.i.jrrt.'M, in ilii r lk",il.
l.y line tit r l!i,v"in, m tho Cl-rk'n Ui;i." V-? 1.'
trlot Court f r it,e Sout!i.'rn Htrict cf .Now X-tk.
t it h i; k f ii (ri:lfS7
A ."V I M) I A N' T A L Jl OP I K 1 .
Al'TiluK oh Till? 'IT.AlKrH FLOWER," "ALTHT'a
fcovra," touf.st bsf," etc. f.tc.
THE U R t R E it r. rt .
As tho retting sun oi the 20lh of August,
"Warming" the New State House.
The Columbus papers advocate a proposition
to mark the first occupancy of tho State
House by a celebration. It is sevecteea
years birce the building was commenced,
and it has cobt tho State, since that timof
about one hundred thousand dollars per year.
It is claimed that tho naw Capitol, when
completed, will bo tho most beautiful State
House in tho country.
Q7 By our announcement column it will
be teen that John Frazer, Esq., of Orange
county, is a candidate for Canal Trustee. Mr.
Frazer is a gentleman who has high qualifi
cations for this position. Ho vas in the ser
vico of the Stato us First Assistant Engineer
upon tho Wabash and Erie Canal, during tho
first location between Logangport and Fort
Wayne, and was, also, Engineer in charge of
the Eastern Division of the National Road,
ia this State, during the last six years of Gen.
Jackson's administration. He has also filled,
since that period, other important positions
in the line of his profession. Mr. Frazer
possesses the confidence of his friends and
neighbors as to hi3 high character as a man
ami an officer, and they are satisfied that he
would do credit to himself and tho Borvice,
if polectud to fill the office named.
1812, threw a broiMl Hioet of bmn'shrvl gold
over tho western huvi'in, from ta hM.u
abno."t to the zenith, a hor.cvui, in u ;rcin
hunting frock, with a rill resting on tho pom
mel of b'.s saddle, nnd tightly grasped with
ono hand, while the other held tho reins of
his pautiug and foam-covered be.ist, daahud
swiftly through the great, dark, ;;l(mmy for
est which then stretch. :d ovr a v as" tract of
country iu tho northwestern poitiou of the
State of Ohio. Guiding bis gallimt teed mxn
over thcjmoifctjlevel grynd,throiigh thad- i:sj
growth of ash, tim, oak, beech, cottou-wood
and poplar trees, whoso thickly m;itiel bran
chesmade twilight of noonday, and darkness
of twilight, ho soon reached thj lunks of a
dark, deep rivcr,known a- the .Manrace, or
Miami of tho Lakes. Hera ha reined bis
travel-worn beast to a halt, threw himself
from his bv k and ran up and down tho bmk
for the space of throo hundred yards, in ea
ger search for the ford, which he did tiotfind.
Then he looked up and down tha dark
stream, over which the shadows of night
wero fast settling, and remounting his horse,
rode him into the water aud swam him across
to tho epposUe blioro. Ou reaching the riht
bank of the river, ho again urged his weary
beast forward through a glooniy wood
where night had aire
an pall, and a solemn
disturbed wniy by tu
prowling wolf, or tho hideous screech of tho
ominous owl .ind in fifteen minutes moro he
gained an opening, and drew rem at tho door
w.u llk-ly to Ik! a fiht within a rt arable
t;iiic, 'm wl.ieh I eculd pvti'-ipntc, I resolve 1
to .ittn'h rnjs'jlf as a temporary volunteer tn
the ronipHuv of Captain WiU.i, with whom
I had koiuo idigU acquaintance.'
"Wtll, to L i Li It T, the cii my s.on np
jvare I i.i fw, errNd bet. rle.?, demar.do.1
theaurrcoder of tho fort, nr.d, Lain:; reti re 1,
I o ;,m a bomlar.lrri ji.f, which t.hev o-r.in;m-d
.11 ono i:i;;!it, with little eff-c!. ' Tha next
dy, tlrou ;tb the !lcr rareUs-ness ar.d ncg
Let of ilnd. lifV iQVttd A l.r.v.-T
I v. re ni'.'iiii iuiIaii'!.-!" .. . , i J.
,1 0'.l i u: a:'i v. wi
lori-mi ar.,!eipa':oa of vi.tnry, cigerly
v.-.uMng the igr.al to begin the work of cha;
t's.'ijicu when, to our uttir ar.nz. rne'd,
cL'V.rin aud it. li.ri.a'io.i, we wro ordered tu
Mack our arnv, and pre par to s tm-nder
ourselves pr:oner of vnr"
" Wli it I without firing gu i ?" crid tho
in ele, iu anlonisiimeiit
" Yi', uncle, without oi o fing'o solitary
din iiargij of our riilot and muskets."
"The old scoundrel !' excWrmsd theunrlc.
" I J a deserves hit. !" cried tho vouui?
"h lifj a tri;or orcowarJ, Eden ?"
"Doth, I think ! Oa, ur.cl?, just fancy tha
ftelirgs of tho brave American soldier at
being thus basely deprived of their arm?,
Iy their own General, and surrender l pris
oners of war to a foe th?y could easily have
conquered !"
" The man's mad, or tlse we've got a suc
cessful Benedict Arnold among us !' siid
tie ether. "How did you get away, Ekn ?"
" Tha British General t;ave tha volunteers
Ibisr.y to return home, lut took old Hull
and the regulars over to'Ca iada. As soon
as I got permission to leave, I made a t carch
fjr my hor.;e, which I found in the p:S(?s
sioti of an orderly srg-Mrd, who returned
him to rn.i fr a small compensation. I then
bought back my rilla, mounted my beast.
ady spread her Plutoni iaml I a, happily in timo to give yc
n, awful silenca brooded, ia!l yarning of danger."
lie dismal howl of the " 1 h'3 irfU'1 A "r P'ace. jU3t D0W. tbat'8
tac;," siid the ur.cie witii a fccious simc
bis ho ad,
" Theo is danger uncle, so which wav we
nay; lut it Etrucx me wo should le wfer on
of an bnmblrt lof-hut. through whftsa rrcvi
- -ii F 3 1.1.. V . v :
ces a faint light gl'rameroJ. Throwing theili,,: "ur "a " "ur--, i"u
reins upon the neek of his drooping beast, Ipurncying through tha foreit, which I havo
and tightly grasping his rifle, he dibtn wcted !"n to believe will soon bo swarming with
quickly, and tapped lightly spot tho sUbpi.du,:8. lf ln,le8a lt l tot at thl! nomcr.L
Jqq I Wc will cnJeavor to reach some American
" Who's there ?" demanded a voico from ! settlement; farther to the eastward, alorgtha
within, with tho intonation peculiar to the southern shore of the lake but even if cum
natives of New England. to tae refuge under a British hag, it
" Eden Stanford! ," was the reply of the I ba far betl(,r than fall;i lnio the haad'
im4f, oiir.ot.avagf.-s."
Almost instantly the door was thrown
open, and exclamations of pleasure broke
froratwo of the four persons present.
These four persons consisted cf a tall,
large, strong, hard-featured, muscular man,
of middlo age a small, pale, sharp-featured,
thin-lipped woman of forty a long,
lank, awkward youth of twenty, with pocked
face, flaxen hair, light blue eyes, and freckled
'And our hoes, cattle, hogs and sheep
what of them ?"' queried tha uncia seriously.
" We shall have to leave them to the ten
der mercies of the wild beasts an I savages,"
answered Eden with a sigh, "if we can
eave our household pools and ours dves, it is
all we can bopo to do at present."
"Ton are ri zht, E I?t;," pursued tho un
cle, in a tor,e of decision, aidresi:.g his young
tha bar '0 and drop down , into Lake Erie.
Now hnsten to got your father, mother and
sister ready for the voyage. Come, Esther,
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rkin and a plumr, fair, brown-haired, hazel- Kinsman; "you re rig at ami incre s no nej
eved. come v maiden of nineteen. i Jl lu 11 11 WUM,mJ UJ ,ur uw '
- v
"Why, Eden Stanforth, be you back al
ready? Who on earth thought of seeing you
i 1.1O11 4. i.. r . .
, , , .ii vi. i i-n i. i , come, i ciex, come laosl lets 6.t.to wor
had opened the door, which she stul held j at onc '
with one hand, while with the other she j S(m y M EJ
took the hand of the young horseman. ! Aml h ut f,e mouctei his horse,
For young ho was and handsome possess , j ftW
xng a fine, manly form, in tho fell Hush and 1 J j
vigor of early manhood, with an open, frank, CH VPTEP II
honest, intelligent countenance, an eye clear, ' ' MU.VionT DSPAiItcbe.
bright and expressive, and with waving Iocks i ., . , , , ,
pol?mr back from a broad, hiffh. smooth fore- i A ef midnight of the same day
head, and clustering around healthy-hue 1 orory opens, a pany o eig uu, .our
cheeks and temples. ?f clthcr e, were slowly and wlcntly niov-
"I hoped to surprise you, aunt he said ing across a small opening to the rigut batk
quickly, as he pushed in and closed the doer; cf, the llanmoe, waere a clumsily buut barge
"for had I failed in doing so, I fear you would J middling suzo was fastened to the ahor.
several oi this party were lauen wna uuier-
soon have received a surprise of a mora tan
giblo nature."
Mercy on us 1 what's happened?" cried
ent household articles, which they imme
diately deposited among numerous others cf
i i-! - t.-! v.i.. :
n n .1 , ,i,;iv,- r.,hnr hnr. fWri a simnar cnaracier, wnicunaa ojen previous-
v.. .v. t ,i . i ly brought off to the ho.U from their dwel-
Ul CUIUS fcU HSli lw IV'IJ.
Isaac Kelso, a Know Nothing preach
er uued the Cincinnati Enquirer for libel and
obtained one cent damages. ,
"First," said Eden Stanforth, "do you
know tat war has been declared between
our country and Great Britain?"
"No I" exclaimed the undo of the young
messenger, starting up from his seat: "Isfcuch
the fact?"
"Such is the fact," pursued Eden hurried
ly; "war was formally proclinied by or gov
ernment against Great Britain on the 13th of
last June though it is. said that when the
imbecile, treacherous, and cowardly old Hull
marched through hero, on tho last of the
sarna month, he did not know it."
"Eden, what do you mean by speaking in
such disrespectful terms of Gooeral Hull?"
inquired the brother of the young man's
father. I
"Would that my words were daggers,
to let out his heart's blood I" cried E.iea,
fiercely. "Oa 1 wee the day that such a I
man was appointed to command such a gal
lant band as he has basely betrayed and sac
rificed !"
"Eden, speak I explain I" demanded tho
uncle, who was a man of a few words.
" He has surrendered Detroit, nis army,
and all the forts, garrisons, and military
stores within his jurisdiction into the hands
of the British, without so much as permit
ting a single bbw to bo .-track in our de
fence I"
"You don't tell me so !" exclaimed the
elder Stanforth, turning slightly pale, and
involuntarily clenching his hand.
"Mercy oa us !" cried lire. fitaD forth,
clasping her hands iu alarm : "what'll thij
do to us, Eden?"
"Put us to flight, aunt, to save our lives 1"
cried the young man, excitedly. "Tho hor Jo
of Indians, collected under tha leadership of
Tecumseh, having now no check at the
North, will soon bo upon thesa dofnaseless
borders, to slaughter, pillage, and burn, and
lay waste the country even now I fc.tr they
aro on their v ay hither."
"This is indeed startling news!" s.id the
uncle, musingly; "war declared and Hull tur
rendered! Eden, you haven't male any
"No, undo no mistake for even I was
one of the parties surrendered."
"You, Eden you?"
"Yes, uncle."
" Toll me all about it as quick as you can ! "
said the uncle.
"I must be very brief, then, uncle," replied
Eden, "for I have not yet been borne, "Here,
Peleg," he continued, turning to the young
man beforo mentioned, who, with blanched
features, open mouth, dilated yes, and trem
bling limbs, stood listening to every word, a;:l
looking from one to tuo other, iu tenor:
"here, run over to our house, ar.d tell the
tows, and tet them at making preparations
leave at once say I will bo with them in a
faw minntes."
I I don't mant to," f aid Peleg, shrink
ing back, and looking fearfully around him.
I'd rather not."
"Are you afraid to go?' sai l Eden.
"No, I ain't," replied Peleg; "but I don't
see no use in going, when you're going right
along yourself."
"You are afraid Peleg! so do Lot deny it,"
exclaimed Mabel, catching up a sun bonnet,
and putting it upon her head. "I'll go Eion,"
"No, no, Mabel," cried tho young man,
taking hold of her, "you shall not go, I will
go myself in a few minutes, and Peleg White
can remain, to boast soma other day of what
he would have done had he ever been plac
ed in a situation of peril." And then he ad
ded in a lower tcne, and ono that brought a
deeper blosh to the cheeks of tho brave girl:
"Mabel your life is too precious to bo risked
without absolute necessity. Hasten to pre
pare everything for cur voyage, for aunt is to
nervous that we cannot depend upon her fore
thought. I must explain this ma'ter to un
cle before I go home, for you kuor how low
the is to ac til everything is understood."
Saying this, Eden tamed from Mabel Dun
can to his kinsman, and resumed:
I was about to toil you, uncle, of Hull's
disgraceful surrender. On visiting Detroit,
some ten dars ao. with Macv and Wl-
l.ridrr with thfi intention an rmi know, of 1 read V to S.l h.S
j ' . .
ling; and taing now all collected on board,
a:i i having with thera all they iLtcnded
taking from their deserted homs, they forth
with loosed the lx-at and pu.ihed it out in the
middle of the (stream, where, for thj time
bstnsr, it was allowed to float quietly down
on the bosom of the current.
This parly, as tho reader has doubtless
conjectured, consisted of our young hero,
Edeu Stanforth, and his father, mother, sis
ter, ur.cie and aunt, and Mabel Duncan, and
Peleg Whit-.
HavingllDatedashoridiiitar.ee down the
stream, Eden took counsel with his uncle and
father, and it was decided tho boat should be
brought to an anchor peme littlo distance
from the shore, and that on should remain
on the watch till morning when, should
tbcre bo no sigss of the enemy, a warning
incssag) could bo sent to the inhabitants
above, which, in their haste to cflrct their
own safety, our voyagers had neglects! to do
at first.
"Itake fchame to myself," said Eden in a
whisper, for it wa3 Lot decmsd prudent to
Kpeak in a loud tone, lest a larking enemy
might hear the sound, and eo be attracted to
their placo of concealment; "I take shame to
mvself that I did not ride to Mjor bjrf;f-
ford's and give him warning, so that he might
couvey the news to tho text, and thus
spread the evil tiding and put all on their
. . . ft
"It ought to have bacn aore, lvacn," re
plied his father, "aud if it cau bo done wilh
out too great a risk, wo must n't neglect it in
the mornirg."
"If you think best, father, I will attend
to it to-night."
"No, my eon.no; you've done enough to
neel rest. Iwo days on horseback, an. I on
h on 3 night's fitful sleep on tho lure ground I
Go and lie down at once, and trust your un
do Amos to watch the boat."
Eden did not require much urging to in
duce him to s2ck rett for the night; and,
speaking a few quieting words tolcs mother,
sister, aunt and MiVd all of whom were
moro or le?s nervous and excited ho threw
himself down on a looso pilo of bedding and
was soon fa.taleep.
Not eo thtj others, who wero cot 0 fatigued
as Eden, and ujon whom the exciting cewb
had produced an effect calculated to banish
sleep for several hours. At tuo request ol
David Stanforth, tha father of Eden, who
had beeu for years an invalid, and whoso con
stitution was so broken and impaired as to
render him unable to bear any great fatigue,
they all repaire 1 to tho.r places of rest,where
they converge 1 in wm: ptrs for a long time,
conjecturing as to tho future, and narrating
occurrences of tha past, till each was pre
t ared to hear an Indiaa in every souud, or
see ono in every kuadow, or in evcrythin
having inoiior..
Lut as tha ni;lt wero blovvly away, with
out presenting in a tangible shape tho objects
of their fears, they all ut last gradually yield
ed to the requirement. of nature; and even
Peleg White, the most frightened one of the
party, fell ilIo a dors aud beg m to dream.
Suddenly hsblarted up, with a wild, terri
fied shriek; and dropping down on bis knees,
and clasping his Lead with bis hands, begin
to beg for his lifo in a most pitilnl ia inner.
His shriek urjusedall parties, arjd was echoed
by tho ftmab-s, who fully lelivdd tho In
dians wero upoa them ; and for a few rain
utos a .ceao of tile wildest confusion pre
vailed. 'Fool !" cried Amos Stanforth, lVleg's
guardiar., who reached bim lirht and who,
seizins him bv fhc collar c f his hunting shirt.
jerked him to his foot, and f'uo k him till all
the teeth iu his hei d rattled : 4T.oU coward!
what d'ye mean by leaking ad this here fuss
for nothing ?i
By this time Peleg bad become fainy
awakrned; and ns he feared Ins gturjia-.i iu
an-er almost as much as ho oi 1 the tivags
themselves, ba tdur.k away, without utlcriug
a wow in ir.s nuniu
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have reached this quarter yet, or we should
have beard something of them." . .
"Fro;n what I lave heard of them, they
generally move about pretty quiet," replied '
tho f.i'dirr.
"Ur.iil they make an attack," (aid Eden,
"and then they cive rent to thir most ter
rlflic yells, lf thy were about to niht in
this vicinity, it is quit llkftly they would
l.avealtackc 1 rome of our neighbors before
ih'.f, u:id werhouid have beard their death
snal. "
"I don't feci a'.tojetherat case," ia!J the
father, drawing his ton uide, and speaking in
a low ton?, which reached no ear but Lien's
' I feci Hrj.ng-.ly orpres.ed with soraethicj '
jlil.o a presentiment uf dner. but keep thia
toyourseti no: a wjr ior it a the women
folks, cr wo shall hare Bedlam over again.
There U Peleg! That boy ought to be caS?d
ta keej) bim qu:ct; and if any barm comes to
Mi to-uight, I shll LUmehlra for it."
"I Lever yet tw a boaster that was cot at
heart a coward," replicl Eden; "and Peleg
has often annoyed me by boAnting what he
would do iu case be should ever b so fortu
nate a to ba placod in a pj.iiioa of danger."
"There in very pbjmy work." sill the
fither, "kitting here in this old boat on the
river, on a datk night, wtchig for an un
known foj 1 I wonder how long it is to day
break !"
Tho dawn cannot be far off, replied E len.
'Look yonder, over the tree tops, to the east
ward t I think I see the first streak of day
"Tho sky looks reddish in that direction,
but I'm not sure it's morning," said the oth
er. "What do you think. Amos?" he con
tinued, addressing his brother, Vho wai
standing within a fewfeet of him, appsrantly
try Kg topc-r into tha darkness, which the
thi. k shadows of the heavy trees on the Decr
eet branch rendered almost impenetrable to
tho tyo.
It's Lot tho dawn, David, if I'm a Judge'
was the answer, iu a low, cautious tone.
"Whit da you think it is, ancle?" akei
"Fire!" wm the laconic reply.
"Ua!" eaid Edea, with a start; thn the
Indians must certainly be about perhaps
have already bgun thoir horribly workl Had
we better not take up our anrhor and drop
further down the stream?"
llnsh! listen!" returned the uncle, in a
whisper: "your ears are younger than mine,
aud ought to be bsttcr do vou hear any
thing?" -
All litdened, each holding' lis breath to
catch the slightest fcound. Each, too. turned
his eyes upou the nearest shore, and strove
iu vain to distinguish a Mnzle oVtject ia the
awful blackness, which, ia fait direction,
seemed to rise like a wall before them. It
was a starlight night, but slightly hazy ; and
looking directly upward, a line of the hea
vens could be percoivaJ ; and this line, and
this only could ba traced for some distance
c ither way, tihow ing the course of the dark
river, which make the opening in the grand
eld gloomy forest, whose giant trees and
i thick undergrowth lined Us banks on either
side. From the position of the boat being
1 fairly in tha dim light of the opening, it was
I impossible for it to bo seen by any one en
the nearest bank who had become accus
tomed to tha deeper darknc?s of the wooded
fchnro bat for tho same reason it was impos
sible for any one on. the boat, looking
in that dlcction, to tee ten feet into the
gloomy shadows of the mighty forest.
" I hear only the slight rippling of the
waiir," sail Eden at length in the same
cautious whisp?r. .
"I thought I once or twice heard the
snapping of a stick on the bank," rejoined
bis uncle, "though it m'ght have been only
"Would it not be well to lift our anchor,
and drop further down the stream?" again
suggested the young man, with not a little
anxiety, as he thought of the precious lives
aboard the boat, which might possibly fall a
sacrifice to an unseen enemy, even then si
lently preparing to begin the work of death.
"I'm of that opinion," answered the uncle .
"Come, let us lift it at once."
Eden and his uncle repaired to the wind
lass and were just in the act of giving it a
turn, when a loud shriek from one of the fe
males, followed by some half a dozen others
in quick succession, caused them to desist,
and grasp their rifles in fearful apprehension,
but ere they had time to spriog forward to
ascertain the cause of the second alarm, three
of the terrified parties were at their sides,
clinging to them with trembling earnest
ness. "Speak, Esther what is it?" said Amos
Stanforth to bis half-fainting wife.
"Oh!" replied ber sister-in-law, 'we all
cone peeping
further sleep for any of tbs pirties
nftr.r this was out of the qu'tion ; and
EJcu Stanforth who, at tho tirvt sjundof
alarm, had ttarted up and rri'ped bis rifle,
ready to sell his life dearly in l:fon:-j of
ch nf ih If u-1 those he loved now turned nis wuo.ealten-
ron ltivcr, wo learned wiih surprise that 'lion to quieting tho nervoui exctement of
hostilities had a-tnal!r commenced between j the females all of whom, except Mabel
the United States and Groat Britain; and Duncan, wero still trembling from their late
that Hull had just returned from Canada 'fright and apprehensions for the lut'.re.
with his army, where ho had thrown away I Gorn- mother come auntand you Car
somegood opportunities of conquest; and tie I am astonished you should permit tuci
that it was expected, as he had not attacked a inwardly jackanapes as Peleg Wh.fj to
and destroyed Maiden, tha British would 1 irighteu you all out of your sense?. Let mo
shortlv attack Detroit. You know, uncle, I j entreat you to lie down agun.and get what
havo always had soma strong military pre-; rest you can, for I toady do rot think thcro
delictions, and the moment I heard there ! is auy danger. I do not think the Icd ans
saw tho hea l of aa Indian
over the 6ide of the boat !"
Tha ! it all ortbU beanlirul ftmd klftelj lntor-
efg gtory tint will be pntllihed la ear columns. We
yira thU as a rapl. Tha cootiauatioo f it ca to
found only In tha K aw. York Lwdger, the great CmUr
weekly paper, for which ths racist popaltr writers Is
the co u dry contribute, and which can ba found at all
the to ret throughout the city and eourtry, where re
port aro m!J. Ft member toax for the Kew Tork
Ledger eT Jar. nary 3, and In tt ytm wiU fel UieconUa
natioa of tho ttoryTrom where It leaves off here. If yea
cannot pet a eoprat asj ceai-offlce, ths publisher ef
tbe Ledger will mall yoo a copy oa the receipt of ire
cer.te. Fanny Fern write only for the Sew York
Le'.r; FjWsnni Cobb, Jr., writes ouVy f.rH; Ris
er ro BeDDell writes only for It; and nearly aU tae
eminent writer In the country, aoch aa lira. Bigonr
ccy, Mrs. Fisma D. E. If. South worth, aud Alice Carry
t'ntriSule regularly to iu column. Jt la mailed to 0 0
criberaat ti a year, or two copie for $3. It U tho
hD.lvineU and let fiiuil; paper ia tha country, ui
ts c'utracterized by aLljh moral tone.
ColliKon ca Sailroais Rendered Harmless .
A Polish immigrant, from Warsaw, a
watchmaker by profession, now residing in
this city, Jchn Kulinski, obtained lately, the
Oth of September, a patent for an invention,
which, as far as may be judged from the io
f pectiot of the model and explanations fur
nished by a competent judge in such matters,
bid fair to strike at the very root of the
frightful disasters now so frequent on rail
road. Tho invention consists ia connecting to the
front and rear of railroad car a series of
shields in such a way that In case of a col
lision the momentum imparted to the first
shield pa.set8 successively from one shield
to tho other in anaraouLtof time sufficient-
ly long for the said momentum to be (pent
before it reaches the train itself.
The leading feature in the arrangement of
these shields is the interposition between
them of resistances of two distinct character,
viz : rigid and yielding, so combined with a
s.rics of locks and slides in each of the
shields that, while out of collision, all the
shields aro thereby kept at certain distances
from each other; and, the collision having
taken place, the momentum imparted to the
first shield is caused to unlock the rigid re
sistances, and then to overcome the yielding
resistances iLterposod between the shield
surce.-sively and alternately, one after the
other; and thus to le f pent gradually on the
harmless operation of throwing tho shields
together before it reaches the train.
A the yielding resistances are kept,aa it
were, latent iu the apparatus, and come Into
flay only successively and in distinct divis
ions of time at the rate, s one bar after ano
ther forming the rigid resistances is unlocked,
and tho yielding resistance permitted there
by to oppose their elasticity, to break the mo
mentum of the ehock, the" most tremendous
bliock. which otherwise would crush a train
to atoms, or throw it off the track, cannoton.
Iv be nu t bv a comparatively smaller resist
ance, but cs"a considerable timo must be spent
in the progress of the ehock from one shield
anottier, ana as tne re6isiance oi me spnr g
coming into play increase in the inverse ra
tio as the momentum of the shock is apenton
its progress, no throwing off tho track can be
apprehended, and efliciency is given to break
the most extraordinary momentum by mean
comparatively insignificant.
This apparatus would seem to make all
kir.d of bumpers, cow-catchers, and the like,
sup crfluou", and to admit of an easy and eff
ective combination with the usual car-breaks, s
steam escapes, and electric-alarm apparatn ;
so that it would appear that even under cir
cumstances otherw ise, the most disastrous a;
ci dents to life and property would be ex
empted from danger. Xut. Intelligencer.
CO" John B. Gough, the great temperance
orator, will visit Lifavette about the first of
January. He will also be in Indianapolis
about that time.

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