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The Sotith, and tier Inatitutions."-
, ATCIIISONy KANSAS TEIU,
Iiff ti in Vie Upper Country
.Two TinoxxsvrLca.! !
- fcSr in this Paper-tlie Lawi of
Congress are Published by Au
thority FOR PRESIDENT,
Hon. David K. Atchison,
What has become of A. H. Beeder, Esq 1
We have heard nothing of him or his,
since his farce of two weeks since. Unless
his peculiar friends did better service in oth
er counties of the Territory than here, he
will have a most beggarly account of votes.
We have heard it rumored that in some
precincts where there were no witnesses,
they did some very heavy voting. We
have yet to see in this county the first man
who voted for him on the day of his race.
The place named for the holding of' the
election in this county was not attended by
a single person, the judges if they met at all
met in some secret place and . arranged
the polls to suit themselves, without the
trouble of going through the formalities of
an election. '
.r.We.do not believe that Reeder -will
.have the hardihood, to present himself in
Washington, for a seat in Congress.-
Surely the man must have some little self
respect. ' '
What a spectacle he would present there !
After holding on to his office, till he was
dragged off, and when no longer, able to
get a dollar out of the treasury, then" sud
denly to find out that he had been mista
. ken when he gave certificates of election
to the members of the Legislature, that
they .were not a legal assemblage and
there acta must be , disregarded. . What
.must be thought of him ? Was he really
scared for Lis life, when the members elect
called on him . for their certificates, , and
was it cowardice that induced him to grant
All tliese things will be sifted when he
asks for his seat. -
. "The Couatry is Safe." :
" ' ; Thos. Ritchie.
The winds of every breeze come freight
ed with the news of Democratic victories.
'The principles of Jefferson and Madisor.
once more are triumphant. . Loug havt
our fears prevailed, that love for the Union,
principles of justice, had left the breasts ol
the people ; but as the "lightnings" comt
freighted with those old-fashioned notes:
of Democratic victories, our hearts art
once more warmed by love and faith in
the old confederacy. And when Maine.
Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, Tennes
see und Alabama, are right we can say
in the language of the lamented Ritchie,
?The country is safe.
A Pkidictiox. The result of the Sen
atorial election in Missouri will determine
tVii future noli tics . of this Territory. If
Atchison is elected, no earthly power can
prevent Kansas from coming into the Union
as a Slave State. If he is defeated, as
much as we would regret it, the pro-slavery
party in Kansas would be intimidated to
such an extent that with Free-Soil Miss
ouri, and her Abolition allies of the North,
we will become an, easy prey to their, fan
aticism. Let the true friends of the South,
" to whatever party they belong, count well
the cost of an act, that may strike the
death knell cf the Pro-Slavery party in
Kansas. If you have sympathy for us,
show it now!
Game. A party of young men from
this city went out one day last week on a
hunting expedition, and returning they
brought a very large Buck, twentj -eight
blue wing duek3, a large prairie wolf, and
tmails, squirrels, ic7 " Game is very a
landant now, and a good hunter can go
out at any time and bring in a week's
supply of provisions. 'Wild Turkeys,
Ducks, Geese, "Quails "and Squirrels of
which' there" is an abundance,' are in good
eating condition, and would probably sat
sfy the appetite of any epicure, .
Accident to ths NiwiLtcT. On
the upward trip of the New Lucy, a snag
atruckth boat near the door of the rook
house, which run through the deck of the
fcoaV and through the cabin, tearing up
several staterooms in its course and finally
' came out on the hurriean roof. No par
ticular damage wa clone to the hull of the
boat. . The passengers occupying the state
rooms destroyed, on hearing the working
of the snag below, made good their escape
before their apartments were ' d istur bed.
The boat was not prevented by this , acei
dept from proceeding on her trip... t .
, fer Capt. Connelly of the New. Lucy,
is building three houses in Atclason. The
'Captain is. one of those 'far'seeing men,"
wl knows where 10 invest to hiu? in a
large return. '
r" :" Fall Ekeiioas.
Partial return-ffrom the - sereral States
which have recently held their elections
show large Democratic gains.N : Below
will be found returns:
gegja. v "' .
- v Baltimore, Oct. 9.
Returns from ninety-three counties in
Georgia, shoyr 13,756 for Johnson, (Dem
ocrat) for Governor, and 5,237 ,for An
drews," (K. N.) Crawford's 'election in
trie second district secures six Democrats
V-." Phh.adex.puia, Oct. 9.
. The ..election passed off quietly. The
few scattering returns we have received
from the city, indicate in the Democratic
, wards the, administration majority had
largely increased, probably , enough to
overcome the majority in the other wards
in Yorkborbugh, in York county. The
Democratic gain is 140 in Altoonaborough
Blair county j the American majority is
59. In Logan township the fusion major
ity is 250 in Lancaster county ; Demo
cratic gain, 619. ,
PlTTSBCaO, Oct. 9.
In Allegheny county, 27 districts give
the Democratic Sheriff 1050 majority, and
the entire Democratic ticket is probably
In Cambridge county there are strong
indications of a large Democratic majority.
Philadelphia, Oct. 9.
, Democratic majority in the city -Fourth
ward, 925 ; Eleventh ward, 408 ; .Twelfth
ward, 200; Sixth ward, 143.
The American ticket has majorities as
follows: Ninth ward, 144; Tenth ward
656 ; Thirteenth ward, 430. .
In ork county, entire Democratic
ticket elected by large majorities. .
Philadelphia Oct. 10.
Democratic majority in the ' State, is
about 20,000. Democratic candidates in
this 'city for Sheriff; Register, Clerk, and
Orphans Court, elebted by majorities
ranging ' from 1 ,000 " to 2,300. Senate
and Assembly ticket, iri the old county,
elected by over 2,000 majority. City
Assembly ticket stands two Democrats and
two Americans, including E. Jay Morris.
Democratic majority 'in Berks about
4,000.' -Bedford 78. Democratic gain
over vote Tor Governor in Cambria county.
Johnstown, Democratic majority 700 to
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 9.
Democratic majority ir? Marion county,
five.hundred. Last year went seven hun
dred for the1 fusion ticket.10
Viscissis, Oct. 9.
In Vincennes township,, for Clerk, Den
ny. (American) 291;' Jones, (Dem.)
418. For Auditor. Gee'. ( American') 291:
Patterson, (Deni:)' 425. T The other town
ships heard from about tie' vote.
; "OHIO. " .
v " Ciwcis.-sati. Oct. 9.
In five wards, "Mtdili's majority oxer
Chase is 1,526.
Douglas is now addressing a large crowd
in front of the Enquirer office.
,.T . Cleveland, Oct. 9.
At this time no possibility of saying
more than Medill (Denu) is ahead, with
fair prospect of election. Returns very
scattering. Hamilton county gives Medill
Cincinnati, Oct. 10.
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth,
Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Six
teenth wards show the following results
Trumble 6,339 ; Medill 3,782 ; Chase
1,648. Hamilton county Democratic by.
about 5,000 majority.
ClirciJfjrATl, Oct. 10.
Ohio gone for Chase by near two thou
sand majority. Know Nothing State
ticket elected also.
Later returns from Ohio indicate that
Lthe Abolitionists have carried the State,
electing Chase by about 20,000 majority,
and securing a large majority in both
brahches of the Legislature.
'Hung be the Heavens in black f
Baltimore, Oct. 10.
Eight Native . Americans and twelve
Democrats have been elected to the City
Council, being a gain of six Democrats.
On the popular vote the Democrats have
about 1,000 majority; last year 'Americans
were 1,200 ahead. - "
The State election has resulted in favor
of the Know Nothings." Johnson's major
ity over Bigler was over 4,000. The vote
on the liquor law close and doubtful. The
Sen&te stands 17 Know . Nothings, .16
Democrats ; Assembly, 54 Know Noth
ings, 24 Democrats. .
rosT ufeices iji jvaksas. a. new
Post Office has, been. established at Blan
ton, K. T., and Napoleon B. Blanton ap
pointed P. M--3lso one', at Smithton, Kj
T., and Alfred F. Barnett appointed Pos
Master. :- ;
ESS All kinds of lumber for build in
and other purpose, eas l purchased on
liberal terms at the Steam Mill iu this
city. .: Home manufactories should be the
first patronized.- , . V
?2J.The clerk cf the "fast packet,
New Lucyi has our thanks for files ef Ute
St. Lutus papers.
Address to the La w-Abiding (Xtii cm
In compliance with a resolution adopted
at a meeting of the friends of Law and
Order, held in the city of Leavenworth, on
the 3d day of October, 1855, the under
signed, appointed "a committee' for such
purpose, beg leave to submit the following:
"In reviewing the present aspect of po
litical affairs throughout the Territory,
there is much to be seen well calculated to
create apprehension and excite alarm ' in
the breast of every well-wisher of his
country's pood. A cloud has arisen in the
political firmament, portentious of much j
evil to our country a fanatical spirit en
gendered in some of the . hot-beds of Abo
litionism at the North has sprung into ex
istence in our midst, and .threatens to nul
lify and disregard the Code of Laws recent
ly given by the Legislative Assembly to
the people of tlie Territory. Open rebel
lion and hostility to the laws are proclaimed,
and a defiance to the authority of all Leg
islative enactments threatened. A crisis
has arisen in our political affairs, 'which
requires the calm reflection, and solemn
and serious meditation of all who have the
welfare of Kansas at heart. The recent
developments in political matters are cal
culated to awake Into activity the latent
spirit of Patriotism wherever it may exist.
Our Territory has from tke beginning,
unfortunately been the theatre where the
extremes of sectional antagonism have met.
Men from the North, bred in an atmos
phere -of hostility to the Institutions of the
South and from the East, with all the
bigotry of the ancient Puritans, their fore
fathers and from the South, with iheir
fiery, hot blood, and impetuous temper, im
potent of any restraint- and the bold Pio
neer of the West, rude and uncultivated.
.. . h ...
nave all met on our soil as one common
centre, and now compose one distinct po
With such, an origin, it could only be
presumed and expected that strong section
al animosities would, betray themselves.
It could not e anticipated that a popula
tion, composed of such discordant materi
als would immediately harmonize, and set
tie down with a community of mutual broth
erly love. But we are proud to be able to
say. that in spite of tliese conflicting ele
ments, the people of Kansas have estab
lished, and ,up to the present time enjoyed,
the reputation and character of a law-abi
ding people. The American instinct, to
live in harmony and in accordance with
the eternal principles of justice and right,
has always asserted its supremacy over the
rosser passions of our people. . This pe
culiar feature of the American character,
has in no instance been so manifest
among the people of Kansas. In review
ing thepast history of the Territory, the
unprejudiced .observer is astonished to see
how this love of justicethis American
instinct -has of itself been sufficient to se
cure to the inhabitant, some, if not all the
ends of good government. And at a peri
od, when the ' existence of any law was
doubted, they lived and acted in obedience
to its . requirements, almost m the same
manner as though living and acting under
the provisions 'of a well-digested code.
It is not bur intention at present to dis
cuss the relative merits of the various polit
ical sentirstents entertained by those whose
doctrines" are now linked together, for weal
or for woe, in the future fate of Kansas
the home of their adoption. The mass of
our people have but one common interest,
the general good and welfare of the peo
Notwithstanding the various imped i
ments towards its onward progress,' Kansas
has advanced rapidly in all things tending
to develope the greatness of her future des
tiny, and now enjoys a great degree of
prosperity. Nature has blessed us with a
rich profusion , of all that can make a coun
try desirable for man's abode. Qur lovely
plains spread out their broad bosoms, and
seem to invite in the most cordial manner
the co-operation of the arts and industry
of the civilized man in developing their
boundless resources. It would be iinbe
coming the stttlers of such a domain to
lose all the advantages they are sure to
reap, by permitting anarchy and confusion
to run riot and dispel the law-abiding por
tionof the community. Rather let all the
lovers of Law and Order combine to resist
the efforts which are now being made to
throw distraction in our midst. Let us
with firm composure assure those who are
now opposing us, that treason cannot find
a resting place in Kansas, without
strict maintenance of law and order, there
can be no security for our persons or prop
erty. . , . . ,
' The Legislature, which framed our code
of laws, was according to the admission of
the Governor of the Territory, a legally
constituted body. ... , . . ..
Although'" that Legislative A ssembly
may have erred and transcended its legiti
mate powers, yet we hold that their enact
ments are binding upon every citizen, until
they are by the proper tribunals decided to
be invalid or unconstitutional. '-'':" -
If a different rule is to govern, why not
let every man create within his own bosom
a superior court - to pass upon the validity
and binding force of any law ? . Why
have courts at- all if they are not the
proper tribunals to decide upon these
The Judiciary, then, is a cleg upon the
wheels of Government, neither entitled to
our respect for its assumption cf pov.cr, nor
pi'y for its unpotrnry.
"We have witnessed ihT declaration of
open and auowed , resistance, and we see
in it a manifestation of a lawless and reck
less spirit which will soon subvert the foun
dations of all Iawj nd reduce us to the
wildest state of anarchy and confusion, un- j
less it is speedily arrested in its mad ca
reer. It counsels a dissolution of all social
and political ties. It constitutes every man
the sole judge of the validity of all law -the
opinions of the highest Judicial Tribu
nal in the Territory are set at naught and'
treated with utter contemptr-opeA defiance
to "the powers that be is already pro
claimed. 'It is needless to argud. against
the folly and wickedness of such conduct;
It is higher-la wisin it is Treason.
The undersigned earnestly hope that the
fanatical and insane spirit U not so broad
pread, as the present aspect of things
wouM lead us to suppose a persistance in
such a cpurse Would involve us in a colli
sion which all good men would deprecate,
nd strire to . avoid. Nevertheless, we
think the indications are such 83 cannot be
disregarded. , This rebellious and revolu
tionary spirit must be met and resisted,
even with . the strong arm of power, and
better met and encountered in its inception
than hereafter, whejd -it may have acquired
more strength and vitality. -
If we have amongst us a class, of men
who are unwilling to abide by that funda
mental democratic principle, that "the ma
jority shall govern men who would mad
ly plunge us into anarchy, confusion and
civil lroils, (for such must be the result, if
persisted in,) why, it behooves us all as
good citizens, as lovers of law and order,
at once to assemble and adopt some meas
ures to arrest and turn away from us, the
train of evils which such a course must in'
evitably bring; about. Let us consult to
gether, (all law-abiding men, without dis
tinction of party,) and calmly and dispas
sionately mature such plans, and take
such steps as may be deemed most advisa
ble to avert the dangers which threatened
our liberties. Our present Chief Magis
trate has already pledged himself in ad
vance, to see that so far as in him lies, the
laws of the Territory shall be. inforced.
The legally constituted officers throughout
the Territory, will, we believe, do their
duty, but in this they must be sustained by
the law-abiding portion of the community.
The great mass of the citizens of Kansas
we know to be a law-abiding people. We
believe that many who are now co-operating
with this higher-law party are good
men, and not to be.classed w ith those who
would resist the legally constituted author
ities of the country. To such misguided
men, we would appeal, and ask them to
unite with us in opposing a course, which
little reflection must convince them is so
fraught widi danger to the prosperity and
hanniness of the whole country. We aim
only to promote the general welfare. "We
therefore in conclusion Urgently call upon
all lovers of law and order, throughout the
Territory, all who desire to see the consti
tution and laws of the land regarded and
enforced, and who wish to live in peace
and harmony, to assemble at a genera
mass meeting to be held at Leavenworth
City, on Wednesday, the 14th of Novem
ber next, and there to devise such meas
ures as their wisdom may dictate.
ANDREW J. ISACKS,
JOHN A '. HALDERMAN,
Win. G. MATHIAS,
R. R. REES,
L. F, HOLLINGSWORTII,
D. A. N. GROVER,
- - Committee.
HOW LoNQ TUB WAS HAS LASTED
The war in Europe is already two years
old. The Russian Ambassador left Con
stantinople on the 22d of May, 1853, and
on the 14th of June the English and
French fleets received orders to approah
the Dardanelles, and they anchored in Be
ika Bay. On the 26th of June the Em
peror of Russia ordered his army to occu
py the Principalities. On the 14th of
September two French and two English
war steamers, from the fleet at Besika
Bay, went to Constantinople. On the 27th
the Porte declared -war against Russia and
invited the .English -and French fleet to
Constantinople. On the 2d cf November
the Emperor of Russia declared war against
Turkey. The French declaration of war
was made in March, 1854.
EST" The steamer . Clara has changed
officers. Weaver-'& Cheever are no lon
crer in command. " : We are assured that
the gentlemen now in command are honest,
and upright business men more than can
be said of their predecessors. We are
under., obb'gations to her clerks for St.
Louis papers. ,...:',- . - - ?
The' Steam Ferry Boat, . Lewis
Burnes, arrived at her wharf on. Sunday
evening, after having made another profit
able trip to 5 Weston, she brought as a
cargo, houses lumber, laths, and other
tS The . Democratic Star, published
at ; Helena; Arkansas, comes to us this
week in mourning for one of -its editors;
James M. Cleveland, Esq.. who fell
victim to the ravages of the yellow fever.
We are sorry to hear that this dreadful
malady 13 spreading over the neighboring
State of Arkansas. I i ?tp i
Ballon Pictorial is before
; richly pictured offas usaaL containing good
5 rinding matter.
Death of Judge Pleruaoaf. 4
This community was thrown into a state
of excitement, on Wednesday, by the an
nouncement that Judge Thos. Plemmons
had been killed by a negro. Judge Plem
mons lived in Carrol Co. , some three miles
from this place. The negro that killed
him came into his possession a few years
since by marriage. " - v -; -: "; y
The facts in the case arc about these :
Tuesday morning Judge Plemmons cor
rected this negro for some direliction of du
ty. In theevemng, he ordered, the pegro
to dig the potatoes. The negro (as he
said) made some excuse to get the Judge
to go out and show him where to commence.
So soon as he reached, the potato field
some two hundred yards from the house-
he struck Judge Plemmons on the back of
the head, with his hoe.. The negro sta
ted he fell on his hands and knees he was
speechless, but would not die. He conceal
ed him in the grass, thinking he would
soon die. He waited some two hours and
went to the house in the mean time. Up
on his return, he visited the spot where he
had lain his master. He was still alive.
The negro then continued to strike him,
with his hoe, till life was extinct. That
night he took one of the horses from the
stable, and carried the body at least a mile
and a, half from the house. He then drag
ged the body along the ground several hun
dred yards for the'purpose as he stated, of
conveying the impression that his master
had been thrown from his horse, dragged
by the stirrup and thereby killed.
On Wednesday morning the family be
came alarmed at Judge Plemmons absence.
This negro being a vile scoundrel, the
fact of having been whipped by Judge
Plemmons on the morning previous, and
as he was seen going out in the field with
this negro the last time he was seea, all
these facts aroused suspicion in the minds
of the family that the negro knew some
thing about him.
He was called up and interrogated--de
nied being in the field with his master. '
This rather confirmed their suspicions.
He was severely thrashed. He then sta
tea me case pretty much as we have it,
showed the spot where he had carried the
body. After he had made a full confess
ion, many of the neighbors, in" the mean
time having come in, he was taken out
and hung to a tree. f
Another of the Negroes has been pla
ced in jail under suspicion of being an ac
complice, either before or after the fact.
J udge Plemmons was extensively known
in this section, us a good citizen and an
enterprising, perseverving man. He was
very indulgent to his Negroes, had allow
ed them to have their own way, till they
were ruined Some months since, he sta
tea to one 01 our citizens, ' lie wished to j
sell three of his Negro men they had !
become unmnnageable. -
We hope slave owners will learn a les
son from this -case. If you wish your
slaves to rt spec t and honor you, they must
be kept in their place. They cannot stand
indulgeance. ' And those-who pursue this
course too often reap the bitter fruit of their
folly.' BrvnsaiicJk'er. .,-.-
Yesterday the Clara put off a
large lot of freight at this point for our
neighboring towu of Mount Pleasant, K.
T. Immense quantities of freight have
been landed here the past - season for inte
rior towns iri Kansas. r
0TGen. James Shields, who so gla
Iantly led the Palmetto Regiment on the
bloody fields of Mexico, has left the haunts
of civilization, and has hurried himself in
the tall grass of Minnesota. .Gov. Gor
man .reports him. .where naught but ihe In
dian ever trod before.
EST" We commence -the publication in
our paper of this day, a Satirical Poem
by Rev. L. Kerr, of Fort Leavenworth.
The article was published some short time
since, but has. been somewhat altered.
We could not get a copy when it first ap
peared, or we would have given . it to our
readers. If is' the spiciest thing we have
seen for an age and "has as" much truth
as poetry in it. '
, The Leavenworth Register.'
We' are very sorry to seo a paper that
had preserved some .little appearance of
decency,' "give jtself over to lying. It
publishes one week statements about indi
viduals, and the next, takes it all bock,
and says that the author of the lie had no
intention pf injuring any of the, persons
named, as they are his, friends. -Cool,
.. Goon Advice.7 An exchange says
Never take a paper more than ten yeais
without paying the printer. To which
we add If, at the end of ten years, the
printer insists on having his pay, be . sure
and stop the paper in disgust.
' CSy The New York and Erie, and
New York Central Railroad are reducing
their fares to most ruinous rates; both run
ning at a loss. From NewHF ork to Buf
falo, the fare on the express train, is only
6, being below 1 1-2 cents per mile.
.The Missouri Legislature
on the first Monday of November. -
KTThe number of Students at1 the
University of- Virginia, this year, it is
thought will be six or seven hundred. " '
8S3f The Yellow , fever has made its
appearance at the town of Canton, Miss.,
and out of a population ot. 388 there have
! bren ' 1 07 cases of
tne disease, and 2ii '
' lFer the Squatter Sovereign.
The origin, history and pragma cf Ab
olitionism. Xligherlawifni, &c, &c
BT MAXSXm ZEIS, CHAILAII V. g. A
Yt. American people, would you lite to know,
Whence upon you, these evils and follies did
Give us your attention, a very brief space,
While their orgin, history tad progress' we
Before time began, but how long we cant tell,
A mighty Archangel in Heaven did dwell ;
The son of the Morning, and glorious was he,
But higher in glory, he wanted to be.
Th rough the world he is known by many a name,-
But A-b-0-i.-i-t-i-o-jc we find, is his true an
In the pride of his heart, he aspirM to gain
A higher position in Heav'n to reign :
But for his presumption he quickly was hurl'd
Far, far down below, from the Heavenly world;
To very hot quarters, in which to remain
Forever in torment, in sorrow and pain.
Bat in process of time, he made his way out,
And for a new world, he straightway took his
Into Eden's fair garden, he entered one morn,
The picture of envej, wrath, malice and scorn,
To try to Abolish whatever he could :
In this new world discover, fair, lovely and good.
He sat himself dowu, full of anguish and pain,
With malace and envy to madden his brain.
He contrasted the beauty and grandeur all round,
With the horrors and gloom of his own sult'ry
The ambrosial sweets as they pass'd on the gale,
With the hot aulph'rua vapors he had to'inhale.
Then he said as he sigh-d this is all very well j
But if I don't make this a province of hell,
It will be because, I lack power and not will
But softly, my passions, I bid you be still ;
For younder comes one of this newly form'd
How graceful her form! how enchantingly
I'll assail her at once, all my arts I'll employ,
This beautiful being, that I may destroy,
In revenge for my rout, and expulsion from
To the regions of torment, to which I am driven.
But stop ; I must change me, and be Tery civil,
L-st she may discover that I am the Devil.
And though I am from the black regions of
I'll appear in her eyes as an engel of light.
I must act well my part, to secure my prey,
Or, in deeper disgrace I'll be driven away.
Stay, I'll enter that serpent, it suits my dis
They say it is cunning deceitful and wise ;
And with its assistance exert all my power,
To turn into sorrow and woe this fair bower.
Good morning, dear mistress, I hope yeu are
well - '
How sparkling the fountains ! how f jagrant the
How delicious these fruits! how ambrosial these
bowers, ' ' '
I have good news to tell you, if you will but
hear; ; ' ;
Nav. start not. I nrav vou, there's nothing to
Whence this power of speech ? Eve in won
And in fear had step'd back as the-serpent she
spi'd. " I
What has open'd my mouth, and to speak set
He says, my dear mistress, hangs up in that
What the fruit that's forbidden for us receive ;
Have you eaten of that, aud yet still do you live?
Live ! yes indeed, don't you see ; and I live ten
More happy, and joyous, and free than before :
It has open'd my mouth, it will open your eyes,
And make you more happy, more free, and more
Now yoa only know good, but you do not know
evil. - .. .
Have you ever heard of a friend call'd the devil?
No. I thought so and how can you cope with
And resist his temptations . unless you know
And permit me to tell you, that you are not free;
There, the badge of your slavery hangs on that
There's a law that forbids you I know very
But listen to me, I have more yet to tell.
There's a Higher law still, that does abrogat
A.nd will lead you right onward to freedom and
This beautiful garden, you think all your own ;
Its fruits and its flowers, with all that is knows;
But this is not so, for there you can see,
Is a fruit not your own, banging up ia that tree:
A fruit let me tell you, the sweetest and best,
And for its rare virtues, excels all the rest.
If you eat not of it, why then you shall see,
That I will be wiser, and greater than thee.
And then what will follow?.-your pardon
I, will be your master, and you'll be my slave
Nor is this ground Freesoil: but that you can
make it, '
By this Higher Law, and forever possess it:
For, what this law grants, you can ever retain,
There is no higher law to reclaim it again
And thus he succeeded, aod hence you perceive,
In b:s work the downfall of Adam and, Eve.
And from that day to this, he is still thus em.
And how many nations has this law destroy 'd
This higher law doctrine, brought up from be
low, - - , .. .. . . ' ; ' ; . '
Which have filTd the wide world with sin, sor
row and woe.
It were long to tell half the deeds he has done
By his higher law power, since its course first
. .beean. - : - . : : .
What wrongs have been done, and what blood
has been shed , .
In the world and the church where this doctrine
. has spread.
Ashe roam'd through the world, still In quest
.. of his prey, " . ; :
To destroy and devour, it so happenM one day,
That he stop'd in his rout, in New England's
. land, ' ' -
Where were many, too many to do his ' com-
mand ; - ' - '
Too willing to listen to his cunning lies, ,; : .
That promie'd to make them more free and more
.wise."..'- . , , ; ' . . :
Good day, my dear friends,
said they j
And good day sir,
You seem to be one that has came a long way:
Say stranger whence came yoa? or where do
(To be concluded next wek.
BS Much trnnM i- .
persistence of the three indicted Aldermta
in copying their seats, nrnwithstMdiD,
ihe remonstrances of their colleagues
HVa Him. The Editor of the Wash.
Wigton Star says "the three great naisan.
cea i of New York are rum, emigrant ran.
ners,and th Tribune, it being hard to
determine which effects the most mi
Ml FiUnore has declined the
honor of a Doctorate l( UwTfrora ths
University of Oxford, which Loid Palmer,
ston and other great men were desirous to
have conferred on hioiand this on ths
ground that he had not received a Baiver.
airy or even a college education.,
rTb destruction of Sweaborg is r:
placed by the burning ofa'few unimportant
stores, and the supposed masacre of the
population is reduced to a mere handful of
killed and wounded.
; " XThere is a rumor current hi -po.
cal circles in New York,-that the Hard
and Soft State Committees have held a
meeting and agreed to a fusion, dividinj
the State nominees between the two par
CST It is said Mr. Meagher, recenthj
admitted to practice in the N. York Court,
has been retained for the defense of the
alleged murders of Poole.
J22FA party of about fifty emigrants
from Rappahannock and Culpepper coun
ties Virginia, left Washington, in the for
mer county, on the 24th ult.. bound for
Kansas Territory. .
Abolition Lectckcs Giddings, of
Ohio, and one Codding are traversing Il
linois, making anti-slavery speeches ia the
principal towns. Codding is the man wio
recently trampled the American flag ua
der foot at some town in Illinois.
A rumor was lately started that
Miss Eliza Logan, the everywhere popu
lar actress, had entered the holy estate of
matrimony. In a letter to the Detroit
Advertiser Miss Logan denies the truth
of the rumor in the most emphatic terms.
E3"Dr. Bernhisel is re-elected to Con
gress from Utah Territory without opposi
tion. r -
JK3"Dr. Isaac Heister, one of theoUeit
physicians of Reading, Pennsylvania, is
J32TIt is said that Pennsylvania now
produces as much iron as was manufactur
ed in all Great Britain thirty years ago;
as much as tie present, jnanuactare in
France ; more than Russia and Sweden
united ; and more than that of all Germa
ny. ' ' '
C" Benjamin Bird, a bachelor aged
seventy years was married at the Roman
Catholic Church, on Fifth street, Cincin
nati, to Mrs. Julia Chaff, a buxom widow
of thirty. So the old bird was caught st
last by chaff.
. . i .in . -
CGeorge Law gave a dinner to a
party of the leaders of the American move
ment, at the Metropolitan Hotel, Eew
York the other evening, which is repn
sentented by the "favored few as a very
brilliant affair. . . . -
t&m A total eclipse of the moon will
take place on Thursday, Oct., .23, which
will be visible in North and South Araer-
E3 Miss Isabella Melrose, a female
pedestrian in England, recently walked
500 half miles in 500 half hours, and 500
quarter miles in as many quarter hours.
JJSiS"" Three women escaped from the
Michigan State Prison one night last week;
one of them was a murderess, sentenced
for life. ,
EST Gold, it is said, has just been dis
covered in Franklin Co , Va. - '
The fruit trees near Charlottsville,
Va., are said to be blossoming again.
St. Petersburg journals announce
that an exhibition of fine arts will be held
in that capital this year, in spite of the
jKg-The Mobile Tribune says that an
effort is in progress in that city to enlist
men in the Kinney expedition.
EST The Methodist Publishing 'IIouss
at Nashville, Tenn., which has been in op
eration only five months, has printed 49,
589.000 pages. " -
JOT Virtue makes a man on earth fa
mous, in his grare illustrious, and in
Heaven immortal. . .
The school girls of Philadelphia
have made up US garments for the po
of Norfolk and Portsmouth.
CSy-The Lowell Advertiser says thst
Rev. Mr. Gates recently married Mr. Jo
seph Post to Miss Blartha Railsi
If that trio don't make a gooci fence, trs
should like to know what will."
2" Friend, what makes you swear
it is very wrong, why do you da it f.
"Because,, said the prisoner, f
derstood that a man may swear put of j
in thirty, days, and want to see if it f0
be done in fifteeiu .'I am going to t u?
aU night and ds my worst.