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t ? mi P mm mi n ill 1 1- I0L. MILLER, EDITOR iXD PUBLISHER. THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION. - r i TERMS $2.W FER mi, L1 ADTAKE. VOLUME II. NUMBER 41, j WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1859. WHOLE NUMBER, 93. XHE HOMES OF ETDIAHA. IT J. B. OAEE9. jti Iniiiaa cotUf hornet? H pletwntly ifcey witm h betity or ber fertile hi.-!, Pfjith tb B.Mr akin; TVy fprcW ipoa ber flowsry plains Bar geatle MmHinf hills aastla n tba graves that bead Above her boo it ay rilU. Kieh fiUs oferiiatoa, rreea u4 foW, Lika qaiat mm ara tiwrw; Ami baaglM that flnwp with laaeiaw fraits, An toatinf ia tba air; The clear, cold spring comet swelling forth fnm oat its moss-hang care, j Ai o'ar tba flowers that kiss Its Area, Tba sbclteriBf lecnta ware. ' Aroaad ia troxea arcbei stand The riaat forest trees, Aftd wreathiag vines aod hleaejs fling Tbeir fragraaee oa the breeze; Tba pawpaw rear its silver shaft Above the mandrake green, Aad Uoaodinf oVr the fallen tree, The graceful drer is seea. Tbejoroat humming of th bees, ' Tbe disiaat haaier's Knra, The farm-yard soands, tbe forest notra, Bleat, ia tbe breath of morn; Aad when the eyes of Heaven look thro Tbe eight air Jim and chill, ( la plaintive melody is bearJ The mournfal ubippoorwitl- Tbe ladiana happy homes! Withia tbeir lovely walls Are forms as fair ind hearts a true As dwell la sculptured halls. There wemta's love, mans friendship warm, Aad chi Idbood's glee, anita To throw aroaad their qaietaesa . A halo of delight. The Inditna pearefol home? Each boasehold hearth above. The ready rifle hanp, to guard Tbe lind its owners tore. 'a tyrant loot-print slams the soil, , By freemen only trod, Who never have ia snppliance knelt. Save when ia prayer to God. THE MYSTERIOUS GAMBLER. BY AX OLD STAGER. I hve made several passages tip tlie Mississippi and Ohio rivers, and never without seeing on board the steamers more or less professional gamblers. It is t thriving bnsiness on the boats wliei e time bangs heavily on the hands of the passengers, and the blacklegs carry off large soms of money. They usnally re main on board bnt a day or two long cnongh to have their trae character ex posi. This gentry had become such an intol 'rble nuisance that the captains of the loan did not knowingly permit one to came on board ; and not unfreqnently a b ce of blacklegs were landed in the woods when their profession was discov ered. Dur'ng one of my trips the boat pnt in t the month of the Arkansas river, and a? wual, I took a stroll on shore. I heard the fcall for the departure of the steamer. Ml kastened back to the landing. As I w en my way, I was overtaken by a grotleman with a broad brimmed hat, Pwn goggles, and a white neckcloth, tagging along with a large valise. 'I am rather late, am I not ?" said he, he joiaed me. "Tree enongh. sir," I replied, respect- lf 'or Pnt'eIfm was a clergyman, "hodi;t itinerant, I supposed. 'My valise is rather heavy, and I fear d I shoolj lose the boat." Let me help y0n carry it, sir." He accepted my civil offer, and I took hold of the valise, which was certainly T7 heavy for a Methodist parson. In lew moments he reached the steamer, M I passed on board ; bnt my new ac jomtance had accomplished bnt half the iisUnce, when the plank canted, and he thrown into the river. Fortunately Whim, I was prompt in my efforts to him, and he was immediately drawn board, with no other detriment than a thorough docking. , .."ty We id, whom, as I never learned name, I shall have to call him Rev. toggle,, retired to a vacant state m. It was now nearly dark, and I not see him again that night, usual, in the evening, there was a i J" i e cb!n' devoted to cards ; in v M. there was gambling without stint one ohiected tA v. . j "5s nt done by professional black vf.; lnever played, bnt I often stood table to observe the progress of the Plivm'' Dd Study tbe. look8 of ihe fipH. i '"J were g"atea Dy tne .c.hn8of amomenu cWV 1 WM tho8 Aching them, I a I?n0n tlie 0PPwte side of the Uble interest the plays of ea7r. - , 18 nilested a desire to "Sed out.Pl4Ce f 0n8 wh0 ba!d.bcen eom'j S00n,PPnt tbat 'the new mer was . skillful player, and time af- laJ es.wePtthe board of all that 5 ? B f enon8Uof Jtnd th- r. tr, . ."un rge snm of mon gWork! 1 S4tU6ed WiA hU T . tne ar deck nntil aH ' : i --6rs nad retired, and then left Much curiosity had been manifested to know who and what be was. Nobody had seen him before, and nobody remem bered when he came on board, and what seemed most singular of all, he was not seen the next day, though the boat was not stopped during the night. " Tbe next day was Sunday, and at breakfast time my Methodist friend made bis appearance. " My young friend, I have to thank yoo for the good service yon did me last evening. I am poor ; I have none of this world's goods. I trust that all my treasures are laid up in heaven. But the Lord will reward yon, if I cannot" ' "Don't mention it, my dear sir. I am happy to haye been the means of saving yon. We conversed awhile upon the matter, and my friend then spoke of having a service on ooard, if agreeable to the pas sengers. Of course it was aereeable, and the parson prayed and exhorted with a seal that would have done honor to the most celebrated of the revivalists. The impression produced by the ser vice, I am sorry to say, was not perma nent, for when evening came, the gaming table was spread out as usual, and the games commenced. The mysterious gambler appeared again, much to the surprise of all, for it was believed that be had landed, or been lost' overboard. He played, and swept the board as before. Some of the weaker ones beenn to think he was the devil in disguse, and their belief was almost confirmed when the next day nothing could be found of him ' The passengers made him the subject or tneir conversation, and quite an ex citement was kindled. The captain swore, if he appeared again, be would throw him into the river. A thorough search was made for him, but in vain. My Methodist friend was especially indignant, and believed it would be a good plan to hang every gambler. As soon as the trne character was discovered, I agreed with him entirely. One yonng man from Cincinnati was particularly distressed in the sudden dis appearance of the blackleg, for he had, under the influence of an overdose of brandy, staked and- lost a half eagle, which his mother had given him just be fore her death. It was not the loss of the money that distressed him, for he had plenty of that, but it was the associations connected with the coin itself. There was a history belonging to it, be said, and he would give tho gambler double the value of it, if he would return it, with a little ring attached toil. That evening, to the disappointment of all on board, who were prepared to deal with him in a summary manner, the blackleg did not appear. Man or devil, he had the means of knowing the indigna tion his acts had caused. There was a strange mystery about him. Every part of the steamer was again searched in vain for him. and it seemed certain that he could not have gone ashore. The next day I was talking with Rev. Mr. Goggles, not about the gambler, bnt on general topics. Of course, his life, at an itinerant, was full of interest to me. He told me how cheaply he lived, and travelled from place to place ; that he was often hungry, and never had over ten dollars at once. "I have only five, now," he said ; and to verify his statement, he took from his pocket a half fagle. I glanced at it. There was a hole in it, with a ring attached I It was certain ly the property of the yonng man from Cincinnati. " "What is this ring for?" I asked. ' "This piece was given me by a woman in Arkansas, wbo was converted under tuy preaching." . Tlie liar I I had already made np my mind that he was an impostor, in short, that he was the mysterious gambler. Be fore dinner time, I had an opportunity to whisper my view to the captain, and while we were at dinner, his state room was searched. A large sum of money was found there, and many of tbe gam bler's tools, as well as the dress the "un known" had worn. , . "Parson, can yon swim ?" asked the captain, as the Rev. Mr. Goggles came npon the boiler deck. ; "A little," he replied, with a very de mure smile. . "Yon have a chance to try ; I am go ing to throw yon overboard." The captain took him by the collar, and explained the matter to the astonish ed passengers, who were qnite ready to assist in emptying his pockets, and then throwing him overboard.' The money taken from him was paid over to his vic tims. -. ; The last we saw of him, he was swim ming vigorously towards the shore, curs ing the captain with as much seal as he had nsed in praying and exhorting. The yonng man from Cincinnati got his cherished coin, aad I trust, learned a useful lesson. , An editor had a bottle of London Dock Gin Dresented to him. and alter drinking the whole of it he wrote a "notice'? of the article. ' Here is a specimen of the style : : ; ', ' ' ?i'' "Here's to the ladies and other branch es of business hie in and around town and especially the Mesident's Pressage, Monington Washnment, etc.. all of which may be had cheap at the Buck Drook Brook and Dok Store Binigera Old Lon don Dock Gin, for 92 a year if payment is delayed until the end of the Atlantic Cable." TO MARY. , I wail Car tW, Miry! Ito rapcr's low Ml . liu tolled for tfa day-light tmmnl kII; My hark U iojpatMBt to booao o'er too on; Bot Mary, aiy Mary, Tm mJtiaf tV!: Far fcoaeF, aftt too hi Bow, a hen I ha Delightful with blouoa, lad pleaiaal with iliado, Whrro lire ahall pan faily, lika heaatifal droaatt, ' ' At bright aa tbe na-ahiaa, aj glad as the Mroaau. " I wail Car thee, Mary! aay heart heateta root;-. ' . Tbe fatore if paioted with hoes from the past, Aad faaey! crealioos, tho brighter aad belt, t TJke bearoaly eitioaa .rite ia aay breast. Tho stars shed their iastre, the asm smileth bright. Earth sleeps ia the bosoai of goardiaa Bight; My boat Is inpatient to fly o'er tho sea Sweet Mary, asy Mary, I 'a waiting for thee! A Hew Yorker's Election Sally. -The following, from the Buffalo Repub lic, is one of the best burlesques on "elec tion rallies" we ever saw : v VOTERS !. Only a few hours will intervene before yon will be called upon to exercise your rights as freemen, and at the ballot-box state your preferences for rulers and offi cers. BE TREPARED 1 DOX'T WEAR YOUR BEST CLOTHES ! ' J ' Patriotism doesn't reqnire the sacrifice of your other clothes for the sake of the Union. ' ' : ROLL UP YOUR TROWSERS AND " GO IN! VOTE EARLY!! ' VOTE FREQUENTLY ! ! ! , . VOTE OFTEN!!!! KEEP ON VOTING ! U ! When yon get well known at one Ward, go to another; but vote manfully. and for whom yon like, and frequently ' we insist, frequently. ' . DON'T VOTE FOR GENERAL JACKSON for he is dead. - RALLY ! RALLY ! ! RALLY ! ! ! . TO THE POLLS! . SAVE YOUR COUNTRY ! ! ; Have yon wives and children ?. Vote that those orphans may enjoy hereafter the political privileges yon are enjoying, and let not the traitor and the treason strike them down. If they do hit, hit back. Y e need not suggest bitting nard when you hit .' See that the infirm are bronght to the polls in ene-horse wagons. Don't put the beggar on horse-back we need not remind our readers where they will go. VOTE UNTIL SUNDOWN!!!! DON'T LOSE A CHANCE ! . PUT IN ALL THE VOTES YOU CAN!!!!! GO IT! GO IT! GO IT! . Swear in your votes ! If yon can't swear your votes in. swear at the inspec tors of elections. Have a swear at home body at any rate. - VOTE ALWAYS ! . 1 Never mind your dinner or supper, but stay at tbe polls and vote. DRINK CONSIDERABLY ! The more you drink the better yon'll feel. Moreover, the candidates pay ' for the liquor. See that there is nothing left over, therefore. ,i .- s In conclusion, we would say, r i : CONTINUE VOTING ALL DAY ! Something to Thank God for. We find the following remarkable sentence at the close of an article in the Nashville Union and American, npon the late elec tion in the North: "The Democracy of the North have every reason to be proud of the manner in which they nave sustained themselves on those issues, for if they have not ab solutely triumphed over the Opposition. they nave mucn more man maintained their relative strength." - That's equal to the poor fe'lew who, with his wife and little ones, was "wreck ed " on the Mississippi. . Finding the boat bound to go down, he leaped over board and swam ashore, leaving his help less family to their fate. Crawling np the bank and taking a view of "things," he espied his dog which followed him from the sinking vessel, and in the exu berance of his gratitude, he exclaimed : "Mary Ann and the children are gone ; bnt thank God, Ponto is safe !" Athtnt Pott . ": : "" '.. What is Dkmocract ? This question is thus satisfactorily answered by the Knoxville (Tenn.) Whig: ' To be a Democrat, in whom there is no guile, a man must swear allegiance to fio narfv 1 If the rjartv hold a seoarate creed in each State of the Union, every member is required to swear that there is .. far I . . no inconsistency :n max i 10 oe naiion 1 iw mnst follow every Democrat in the nation, irrespective of his principles ! And to be.sectional is to oppose anything said or proposed by the Administration ! No man is to be proscribed because he - T1 a.1 . mav reject any one or even u me mcies of faith in the Democratic creed ! v While anv interpretation, given to any or all the articles-of the.Democratic creed, hy any man, North or South, is perfectly legiti m.to I ' And 'all who remain in the or- eanlzation" of the Democratic party, no matter woe re uorn, wu cuun w f.itVil nr from National. Btate. or Ceonty organisation, , are Simon Pure Democrats!"- - ': Lata from Cherry Creek A Bath er Unfavorable Account Fighting Among the Digger Letter from a St. LoTusian. . AcsUbia City, K. T , Jan. 19, 1859 We have had a most pleasant Winter. No suffering whatever has been experi enced by our friends. On the contrray, all have enjoyed mostfine health, and are in excellent spirits, : Day before yesterday it was warm as Summer. Yesterday the thermometer stood above Summer heat, and to-day it is as warm and more agreeable than ei ther of the previous days, the heat being tempered with a delichtlal breeze. Some persons have already commenced working in the mines ; bat so far it pays poorly. Diggers who have been tbe most successful have not averaged three dollars per day, and some have not made fifty cents, working hard at that The gold is very fine. It takes from 20 to 25 par ticles to make the value of a cent Thi largest speck which I have heard of, will not weiga more than 25 cents m value. All tbe large lumps that yon have receiv ed in St Louis, as Pike's Peak gold, was never obtained in this region they be long to California. All the accounts of gold findings of an extravagant character, are the fabrications of speculators. wish to put yon and others on their guard against those stories ; especially ben. Larimer's account I will venture to say that he does not know anything about tbe matter. 1 have not found a good prospect yet ; and I am on the ground. I venture the prediction that few persons will make fortunes hnnting gold in this conntry. iiut as "seeing is believing, let all who wish to have a sight at the "elephant" come on. I am beginning to get a view of hun. - , , , There are more than two hundred cab ins built here ; and two, hundred more are to be erected before the last of March, A mod hotel will be ready for "the boar ders" by the end of May. It is to be two stories high, seventy-five feet in width, and one .hundred and twenty' feet in length,. Speculators are already bus 'ily engaged in laying off cities around the diggings, and they are the fellows who are sending to the States such glow iosr accounts of gold tfiscoveriea. " If enough of gold isjnot found before the latter part of MaJ, many now here will eo to California, btw Mexico, and Arizona, while not a few will pitch their tents in this new region for life. - As I am writing, I hear that there is an affray coiner on about two squares from my cabin. Three or four men have got into a quarrel, and the report of pistols is distinctly heard. If anybody has been hurt, I will write yon the particulars. : The principal amnsement here, daring the Winter, has been card playing, tel ling yarns, and drinking most execrable whiskey. The latter is worth 810 per gallon in St: Louis it would cost 20 cents. I must not omit to tell yon that I have not teen a. white woman since I left the States. H. L. Boltov. Garbltho the ScHiPTcnrs. Horace Greely, in a lecture on the sin of coveting Cuba, says : "If any of our readers are infected with the Cuba fever, or are in danger of catching it, we will thank them to take down their Bibles, and read J thoughtfully, from Exodus xx : 1 ,' that commandment which runs thus : 'Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's house, nor his wife, nor his ox, nor anything that it thy neighbor's.'" Our sharp cotemporary of the Peters burg Express takes np him of the white hat for ignorance of tbe Bible, and says there must have been poor Sunday schools where he was bronght np. Let us. says the Express, enlighten his benighted mind by informing him how this divine law does run, (Exodns, xx: 17,) placing in Italics some of his remarkable omissions from i 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thoQ sbalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor hit man servant, nor Ait maid tenant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.?, i . . Horace remembers or respects only what suits his creed. . . While the Express had its hand in, it. might also have re minded Greely of that other command ment, which says: "Thou shalt not steal." Ocr Federal Fahtlt. The admission of Oregon made the number of 8 fates thirty three all makers of flags will please remember therefore that thirty three stars is now the proper number, although space had better he left for one or two. as it doubtless will soon be needed.' It is cu rious to observe by the following table of the dates of admission, since the forma tion of the Union by the "old thirteen," how the Free and Slave States have gen erally been admitted in couples : . ..mi r ,, Vermont, 1791 Missouri, 1821 1836 1836 1845 1845 1846 1848 1850 1858 1859 Kentucky, : ' Tennessee, Ohio, ', , 1792 1798 1802 1811 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 Michigan, Arkansas, -Iowa, - Florida, Texas, 1 1 Wisconsin, California,' Minnesota,' 7 Oregon, '. . Louisiana, Indiana. Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Maine, 1 " . Sharp. The New York Tribune says: "Tbe railroad companies having lately agreed with each other to grant no free Dasses. we learn with surprise that all railroads of this Stats continue to bestow free tickets oa the members of the Legis lature, just as they did before that agree ment This is done under a reservation which allows the companies to pass their own employees." 4 - ...... FROM PLATTE BRIDGE. An Indian Dog Featt Jfytteriout Gold Juuut Diteovered by an Indian 1 he Salt Lake Mad Weather, de. Correspondence of the St Joseph Journal. : Plattb Bridoi. K. T., Feb. 6. As the gold mines are the only topic riveting public attention, some of your readers who think of visiting them may wish to know something of the frivolities of the red skins, whose country they will have to travel through in reaching the modern Ophir. I will therefore give them an account of a visit of a couple young friends of mine, to sn Indian vil lagetheir experience of Indian life, and their introduction to a general dog feast Having received an invitation from their red brethern to come and partake of a sumptuous supper, they at once repaired to tbe village and then to the lodge ot their host On arriving, they were politely ivited in and seated at the sumptuous table next to their host. On either side of the. ta ble were seated tbe red faced guests, anx iously awaiting to partake of tbe sumpt uous supper. In the centre of the lodge was a large fire, and on each side ot the fire a large stick made fast in the ground. The dog was then sliced in two pieces and on each stick was placed a half. As soon as it was partly roasted, it was ta ken off, laid on a board, sliced, and then the head of the feast commenced distrib uting it among the guests. Of course the two pale faces were not slighted, bnt each was helped to a slice. It so hap pened that two young warriors had fin ished their meat before their white breth ren had fairly begun, so they gave them their share, which was accepted with sav age joy, and devoured with avidity. : The proprietor of the lodge got very indignant because his white brethren did not seem to relih the dish, and remarked that better meat white men never ate. The young men assured him that they were satisfied in looking on. I hey then joined their host in a smoke, and so end ed the feast with them, but the Indians kept up the frolic by dancing nntil day break. I have been told a story, the truth of which I don t doubt as my informants are gentlemen whose veracity cannot be doubted, about a mysterious gold mine discovered by an aged warrior of the Ar rappahoe Indians. The exact locality of the mine is a secret to every one put him' self, some three years ago the Indian is said to have discovered the mine, and dug out gold dust to the amount of 8300, which he laid out for goods bought from a trader. A number of his tribe have been watching him to find out where his mine is, but they tell-me he is too old a coon to be caught he has a pick, spade and pan which he uses for mining. 1 bese I have seen myself. There is no other Indian in the tribe who has like imple ments, as they have no use for them. I have been informed by Good Friday, a Cheif of tbe tribe, who was raised in the States, from boy to manhood, by Major Fitzpatrick, but who has been with his tribe for about eight years, and who speaks jrood English, that thir In dian only goes to his mine in the Spring of the year, and that about two or three . . . ... .... weeks before he starts, ne secretes nis mi ning implements several miles from the village. When he gets ready to go he chooses a dark night and is careful that no one is watching him. He then gets on bis pony, and is gone eight or ten days, returning at night thus making his absence a profound mystery. Tbe Great Salt Lake Mail is making railroad time ; just think, 800 miles in ten days ! The weather here at present is balmy and delightful. Years, c, t aussonai. A Rm.B Workiks Both Wats. A correspondent of the Journal of Com- msWY-A. in erwaVintr of Plvmouth ConntV. - . n j j Massachusetts, which he had just visited, says: T aaar rint one town which made no show of bnsiness, and that was Duxbnry i -. a a very pretty place, wun many nouses, which denoted men of substance. But I was told that it was finished. As my informant said, it was Sunday every day here, and he added that 'politics had been the rain of the place.' Though he left me without an explanation, I called to mind an anecdote which I had heard, and which may, in some measure, serve as a solution. In 1851, the citizens of Dux bnry; and the adjacent town of Montpe lutr. arat a delegate to Washington, to obtain from the Government proper mea- sures for the improvement oi me narnor, which had been obstructed. About the ssme time they held a meeting and adop ted resolutions denouncing the fugitive slave act, and declaring their determina tion to protect any fugitive slave from tbe application of the law. Secretary Gra ham, to whom the application in relation (a thai harbor was made, took out from his drawer a copy of the Anti-Slavery resolutions, and remaraea mat we ppu eants seemed to be independent ot the Government, and. need not call for its aid. Lately tbe Inhabitants made an attempt. without success, to cut a cnannei, ana abandoned it "Mr. P.Trd. from the Judiciarr Com- se.irrei nt rka Fsurim Senate. TeDOltS that Indiana, in electing Lane and McCarty, treated tbe Senate with contempt. We think the conntry will nave nut one opin ion on this head. Served the Senate right Lam. Jour. MY WIFE AST) CHILD, ar d. w. SEUSLE. I aaro two put isos jewels. Too Surest eeaae of sank I lore tkose, res, I lor thaw. For taoir owa iotrfasie wortk. Too oaa, whoa earn oppress see, Aa4 satfa... in. saj heart, Ta sMokaoea Susan s Wees are. With hoe soeJaaVaria( art. -' Her see, like aistaat teepees, latpire mj heart witk joy. Where, hka a foarliaa aaeel. She seethes ear tittle hey, latil hit eeeaiaf's sraaabef , la asasie soft aoe Seep, Aol as a spirit waieheth Bit eaha aaS peeeeral sleep. Tho otliii th! whattoeare Dwells ia her plsjfel ayes ' Men lika the feast which sparkle At OTOaiaf ia tho skies; AaS the her artless ausaiery Of all oar hoasehoM ways She tiap wheaoVr her start ttn-s, AaS prays whoawVr she pears. Park jewels God hath firea. To share ray heaable cot. At saostenren frost Hearea, To bless say horrible lot; Aa4 whoa tho tsrilifht TsArta, Aad darkoest Slats tho west. We ask oar (ratioat Father Ta foard at while wo rest. Advicb to Emiorasts. We take the following excellent reflections from the Springfield (Mass.) Republican: We bear of a considerable number of oar well-to-do mechanics and artisans who are seriously considering the question of a visit to tho Kansas Gold fields, or emi gration to tbe West for permanent settle ment this Spring. As usual, those who are doing well now, pecuniarily, are the uneasy men who are anxious to do better. The men who spend as they go, and live but one remove from the poor-house, are generally content where they are, and do not aspire to anything better, either from a conviction that they cannot escape what seems to be their destiny, or because Pro vidence blesses with the great solace of contentment those to whom she denies the gifts of fortune. This will be found to be the general fact. The man who prospers above his fellows is always first to seek new enterprises in the hope of gaming money etui faster, and those who are now talking most earnestly of a ven ture to the gold diggings are those who have good situations and good pay at home. But it seems to ns, after all, that the inducements for emigration to the West for permanent settlement are much tbe greatest Ibere is abundance of the best land in the world in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, in a healthful and delightful climate, which can be had at the merely nominal Gov ernment price, or a slight advance npon it in the more settled places or for nothing, if Mr. Grow's Homestead bill, which has passed the House, shall also pass the Senate. There are also thousands of good improved farms, almost anywhere in the West, that can be had just at this time for half what they would have brought two years ago. Their owners are embar rassed and want money. They will sell their places very cheap for cash, pay their debts, and push on farther towards the outer line of settlement There probably was never a time when improved farms, well situated, on lines of communication and in the vicinity of growing cities and towns, could be bought so cheap as at the present moment and it is not probable that another such gen eral opportunity of this sort-will occur for manv years. At Jeast it is to be hoped no such prostration of business will again embarrass the western farmers, as now cheapens their cultivated soil. Those, therefore, who have saved a few hundred dollars can invest them in a farm at the West, with as near a certainty as we can get in this world that it will speedily doable in value on their hands, and it does not need a practiced farmer to get a living on western land. Here in sterile New England, the mechanic who should leave his shop sad attempt to get his subsistence from tbe soil, wonld be very likely to find it hard work, and wish himself back in bis shop again, iiut ag riculture at the West is comparatively a simple business, and although skill and labor pay there as well as here, tbey are not so indispensable to existence. Of the Prince of Wales's foreign (onr through Germany snd Italy, an English paper ssys : "His pocketbook well lined with cir cular notes, and the parental blessing heaped npon him, a Bible in his port manteau, ana eoogn lozenges in ois cnest, H. K. H. will start with the God speed of his future loyal subjects; and, on the whole. he ass as good a chance as sny yonng gentleman in Europe, of having "a jolly j :, rs rr .. v... . WU IIUIS Ul se. u vmm be sown, better that the home farm should not be selected for that species of hosbsnd ry ; the continental common is by far tbe best place for that kind of operations for such illustrious youths. A RnrrntMf Fact. -The Chersw (S. C.) Gazette gives the following as a fact: One of the stationed preachers in Charleston states that the colored portion of his congregation ftf one-third of the expenses of bts church tee rr contTibn tions amounting to from 91,000 to 81,- Ki annum t1t tho evnnsr nsaravtna WV SIW.UI , " www J- attached to the four Methodist Episcopal . . ..... . . t Chnrebes in that city conmoute annually about 91,000 to missions. " Don't Abandon Your Farms!" We find the following excellent advice in tbe Omaha Times, and commend it to the attention of farmers in this locality : We are truly sorry to learn of a num ber of oar Nebraska and Western Iowa farmers, who think of abandoning their, farms for the purpose of going to the Cherry Creek Gold Mines. Such a more is very had policy, if not the height of folly. .We are well aware that tbe remu neration of the past year, affords bnt poor encouragement, but a brighter day is dawning, and the profits of agriculture daring the succeeding years, promise to make amends for the past. With the labors of the past few years, in arranging, breaking and enclosing yonr farms, and the knowledge that yon can raise almost fabulons crops, ought to induce yon to remain where yon are, even if produce would command but a moderate price. Bat when we take into consideration, that produce will be worth twice as much here as at the East and that it will be nnprecedentedly high there ; that it will command a ready sale, and for cash ; that tbe demand for it can't be supplied with out importation ; and that yon are fixed for raising produce, the inducement for yon to stay on your farms becomes so strong, that it looks like madness for yon to abandon them. We are aware that the gold mines pre sent great attractions, that fortunes will be made there, and all these thinjrs, but yet there are certain things always to be taken into consideration, when an impor tant step like this is contemplated it won't do, it isn't safe to make a more like this in the dark. We hold (and a . careful examination will demonstrate the truth of onr position, to every reflective mind,) that, by farming, yon can make as much here, as yon can in the mines. ' and there are all the comforts of home, the pleasure of being with friends and kin dred, the advantages of society, and the conveniences of civilized life ; all these should not be flung carelessly aside as unworthy of consideration. If yon leave your farms the labor of past years will be thrown away, the certainty of a fortune abandoned for the probability of one, and new farms will be opened to yield fortune and position to their owners, instead of that your farm might have yielded yon, bad you not deserted it Again we say, "Don't abandon your farms." Aboutiomsm a Disease. The Boston Courier expresses itself on this subject in this wise : "One of the most interesting and instructive facts in the history of tho human race is tlie recurrence from time to time, of diseased conditions of the pnblie mind, constituting moral epiJemics.which infect society with moral delusions, just ' as its physical condition is occasionally disturbed by infections or contagious dis tempers. Whenever one of these moral -epidemics seizes npon the public mind, it becomes morbidly sensitive on some spe cific subject ; it runs into tbe most pitia ble extravagances ; it seems to lose all sense of reason and judgment ; it exhibits the symptoms of temporary deliriousneas. The prevailing sentiment in the Eastern States, in regard to the negro race, con stitutes a striking illustration of these. intellectual epidemics, and one which in future times will be looked back npon with the same mingled sorrow and amazement with which we at this time regard the witchcraft mania of the old colonv of Massachusetts. The following hints, thrown ont by a cotemporary who had been annoyed by ; tbe avalanche of unintelligible manu script, should be read attentively by all writers for newspspers. . Some et our own correspondents may profit by wast is said: There is nobody permitted to write unintelligibly for oar paper, bnt ourselves. One unreadable manuscript a day is as much as the genius of onr com posing force can master. Therefore, every one who expects to hsve his communica tion printed so as to make sense, mast take the trouble to write it so that the whole collected talent of the office ahall -be able to decipher its meaning. It wonld take more than one Champollioo to un ravel some of the hieroglyphics sent us for English. We keep translators only from living languages into the American tongue. "Keef Yoca rownv.a Dar." The Newbnryport (Mass.) Herald ssys: "It is rather a remarkable circumstance, that the powder which was used in 8andwich, -in firing off the cannon to celebrate the . connection by a cable, of England to the L nited S tatea, is tbe same w hich was par- chased in the wsr of 1812, to fight onr then English enemy. It has been kept . in a tight cask in the old magazine, sun ated ia the old cemetery, since that time.".. A Relic or nra Olbew Tim. It is said that Col. Henry C. Harris, of Cev- - lngton. Kentucky, can-tea a gold watch that was made by Williams in the year 1652. and is consequently 2Uo years old. It Belonged to CoL Harris's father and grandfather, and was worn by the .latter gentleman during the war of the Heroin- . tion, who was aid-de-camp to General 1 Washington, and one of his near rela- " tires. L--, Mr. Jefferson never franked letters for any members of his family, and corres pondents frequently inclosed ia those at- . reeled to him, letters for some of his fa mily, bnt Mr. Jefferson invariably gave notice of the fact to the Postmaster, aad had the postage of all such tetters charg ed to him.