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SATURDAY, DECEMBER lO, 1859.
- The Courtship and Marriage of -Josh-;.y
-iiVTv-i ua Wheat. - - .:
Did "you ever ee a bashful man, reader ?
, .- If you hare, you hare seen one of the most
t awkward, ungainly creatures among the hu
'tnan bipeds. - Now there may be something
- ivery attractive and interesting in the shrink--"fag
timidity of a bashful girl, though" I con
fess I have my doubts in regard to it ; but
a bashful man, who ever pities him ?
Though despised by one sex and laughed
at bjrhetherj always doing' what he nev-
er ought to have done, and saying what he
-never intended to say, he is one of the most
pitiable objects in existence.
To be sure, in these days of brass and
assurance, when every man thinks himself
as good as his neighbor and a great deal bet
ter, they are very rare. : But still they are
to be met with occasionally, though they
are quickly disappearing, and probably in a
few years there will be none of them left. -
My friend Joshua Wheat was one of thi3
unfortunate class of people. I say was, for
he has wonderfully improved of late years.
But I will not anticipate.
No one could have seen Joshua enter a
room where there was company, especially
ladies, without being aware of this peculiar
ity of his. He generally either blundered
along, looking red andioolish, or shot hur
riedly in, with a white, scared face ; hiding
himself as soon as possible from observa
tion behind a door or in a corner. If there
.. was a chair or stool anywhere in the room,
which. was very apt to be the case, he gen
r,.erally managed to stumble over it, which
was not at all calculated to add to the grace
of his entrance. If a pretty girl 6poke to
him, he stammered and turned all sorts of
colors, looking as frightened as if he had
been convicted of sheep stealing. :
Poor Joshua ! there certainly never was
a man who had a higher opinion of the bet
ter jart of creation, or was more capable of
appreciating the blessing of - matrimony ;
yet he had reached the age of twenty-eight
without being one step nearer towards real
izing them than he wa3 eight years before.
He had five brothers, but though none
of them had half his good looks or sense,
they possessed what he. did not, a plenty of
assurance and a tact of showing what they
did know, and were all married and happily
settled in life, while he remained a forlorn,
It was not for want of means to support
a wife, for he had plenty of this world s
goods, .a' well stocked farm, a - nice, new
house, besides some money in the bank. It
surely was not for the want of girls, for
there were scores of them in the town where
he lived, of all sorts and sizes, black-eyed,
blue-eyed, grey-eyed and eyes of no color
at all. ; IMo, Joshua Wheat remained un
married merely beeause he did not possess
the moral courasre to look any one of the
girls in the Tace and say : "I love you will
you'marry me ?" , " ' ' ," "
These words are very simple, and to the
uninitiated very easily spoken ; yet I have
known many a man's courage to fail at the
thought of saying them, who would have
ridden into the front of the fiercest and hot
est battle without the slightest shadow of fear
At last all the girls of Joshua's acquaint
ance were married to braver, if not better
men all but one, Mary Dearborn, the pret
tiest one among them all, and as good and
Bensible as she was pretty.
Mary had' plenty of suitors, but she
turned a cold shoulder to them all, being
firmly determined in her own mind that if
she married at all, she would have nobody
but Joshua Wheat.
Joshua had taken a great shine to Mary
ever since they were children ; they used
to go to school together in the little red
school house on the hill, he drawing her to
and from school in winter on his little sled,
and bringing her apples as red and shining
as her rosy cheeks.
When they grew older he still exhibited
his preference for her, though in a some
what different manner. Every Sabbath af
ter meeting was over, he would post himself
by the door to escort her home, and in the
evening, arrayed in his Sunday best, he
might have been seen striking a bee-line for
Squire Dearborn's. About nine o'clock
the old ' folks ' would go off, to bed, leaving
Joshua and Mary together. And there he
would sit, ;, looking straight into the fire,
scarcely daring to move or breathe, with
the momentous question trembling on the
very tip of his tongue, yet never asking it.
He was no nearer the object of his visit
when he left the house than he was when he
Thiugs went on this way for a number of
months but at last an event occurred which
gave Joshua quite a start. A son of Dr.
Hale,"; the village . physician, came home
from college where he had graduated, it was
said,? with; considerable - distinction. He
was ft tall, lank, smooth-faced fellow, with
more learning than brains and more brass
than either. . He saw Mary in church the
first Sabbath after his return, and took a
great fancy to her, and commenced paying
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ner coosiaeraoie auenuon.
Young Hale had always been Mar 's par
ticular aversion.' She disliked him from
hi3 boyhood, but she did not scruple to flirt
wim mm a lit lie, hoping to arouse Joshua 8
jealousy and bring him to the point. '
If seemed to have its effect, for learning
that Air., Lawrence, one of hU neighbors, a
thriving farmer, intended to give a party,
and having obtained an inkling in some way
that that college chap; as he termed his ri-
yaj, mienaeu io late his Mary, he went
over-to Esq. ' Dearborn's early next morn
ing, and ' asked her himself. Delighted at
the success of her maneuver, Mary gave a
smiling .consent, and at the appointed time,
much to the chagrin of the young collegian,
who had intended to appropriate her to
himself, 6he went, accompanied by Joshua.
Alarmed at the;bare possibility of losing
her, Joshua appeared like a new man, and
instead of moping in some corner, as was
his wont, he remained. by.her side nearly all
the evening, scarcely quitting her lor a mo
ment, and then only when she requested
him to bring her some refreshments.
Mr. Hale, who had viewed Joshua's at
tentions to Mary with a jealous eye, heard
this request, and being aware of Joshua's
blundering; propensities, very maliciously
placed a stool directly in his way. Pretty
soon Joshua came back, and instead of walk
ing around the stool as any one else would
have done, he stumbled over it, and sprawl
ing full length ; upon the "floor, landed the
contents of, his hands, which consisted of a
cup of coffee, 'and , a ' plate heaped with
doughnuts pumpkin pie and various ether
eatables directly into Mary's lap. , , -
This unexpected feat produced quite a
sensation. Mary set up a loud scream, and
the rest of the company rushed toward her
to see what was the matter ; and it was some
time before order was restored.? . ?: : V
" When the tumult had in a measure sub
sided, Mary looked around for the unlucky
cause of it but he was nowhere to be found.
Mortified at the ridiculous figure he:bad
cut, and the merriment of those who wit
nessed it, he had rushed from the house and
never 6topped or slackened his speed until
he reached his own room and bolted the
door,' firmly- resolving as' he did ao, that he
would never speak to or even. look at a girl
again as long as he lived. '
,PoorMary was more annoyed at, Joshua's
evident discomfiture than at the loss of her
dress, which was nearly ruined, as she con
ceived a stronger dislike than ever for the
young collegian , whom she was quite sure
was at the bottom of all, of it. bhe reso
lutely .declined the proffered escort at the
close of the entertainment, going home with
one of her brothers and leaving him the al
ternative of attending some other lady or
going home by himself.
- Two days passed and Joshua never came
near her; and on the Monday following,
Mary puton her bounetand shawl and went
over to the house, for the ostensible purpose
of having a gossip with old Mrs. Wheat,
who lived with her son, but in reality .to
find out what had become of her sensitive
lover, , ' , . .. .
Much to her disappointment Joshua was
not at home, though she saw a coat tail
quickly, disappear through an opposite door,
as she entered the room, and she shrewdly
conjectured that it belonged to him.
" After sitting awhile and chatting with
the old lady, with whom she was quite a fa
vorite, Mary arose to go, saying as she did
so, that "she guessed she would go across
the lots, as it wa3 considerably nearer." -
She accordingly passed out the back way.
As she passed through the garden she caught
a glimpse of Joshua in an adjoining orchard,
walking disconsolately among the trees la
den with their lusciou3 fruit, and looking as
if he hadn't a friend in the world.
He started and colored as his eyes fell on
"Why, Mr. Wheat," she exclaimed in a
tone of surprise, "who would have thought
of finding you here ? Why, I havn't seen
you for an age. Have you been sick ?",...
"Yes no that is I havn't been very well
lately" stammered poor Joshua, looking as
though he had half a mind to run away.
'You don't say so! You are looking
pale !" said Mary with an appearance of great
sympathy, glancing mischievously at his
face, which was growing reader every mo
ment, and which certainly showed no signs
of ill health.
"What a beautiful situation you have,"
exclaimed she, after a pause, looking admi
ringly around on the well cultivated farm.
"There is only one thing wanting to make
you quite comfortable," she added slyly,
"and that is a wife. What in tlie world is
the reason you don't get married Joshua?"
The pocr fellow colored clear up to the
tip3 of his hair. "I really don't know,"
be gasped ;" there won't anybody have me."
"Fiddlesticks," was the laughing rejoin
der ; "I know better than that 1 There are
plenty that would if you would only take
the trouble to ask them. I know of one, at
least," she added in a lower tone.
"No, but really do you," asked Joshua
eaaferly. Who can it be ?"
This was rather too much ; and growing
indignant either at his stupidity or lis
want of courage to take advantage of the
opportunity she gave him she remained si
"What a singular looking apple that is,
you hold in your hand," she remarked at
last, breaking the embarrassing silence that
ensued. . -
T "Yes." replied Joshua, "it is a new kind
that I grafted last year, and the only one
that came to perfection. Won't you have
it Miss Mary .?" he added, looking at her
Will I have you Joshua Of course 1
will," said Mary, with the most innocent
air imaginable. - .
Joshua was thunderstruck, scarcely dar
ing to believe his ears. "Are you in earn
est Mary?" he inquired, looking anxiously
into her face.
"To be sure I am," she answered, laugh
ing and coloring. "Ana we win oe mar
ried next Christmas.'
Unable longer to contain himself, Joshua
immediately threw his arms around Mary,
and ratified the bargain with a hearty kiss,
at which performance Mary manifested not
the slightest objection or displeasure.
Un the following .Uhristmas there was a
merry weddiug at esquire ieai oorn s ai
which our friends Joshua and Mary were
the chief actors. . .-. .
And now the staid, dignified man who
walks into church with such an important
air, with his wife on one side and little boy
on. the other, would hardly be recognized as
that blundering, awkward fellow, Joshua
Folly of Pride. Take some quiet and
sober moment of life, add together the two
ideas of pride and man. . . Behold him, crea
ture of a span, stalking through infinite
space in all the grandeur of littleness.
Perched on a speck of the Universe, every
wind of the heaven strikes into his blood
the coldness of death ; his soul floats from
his body like melody from a string; "day
and night like dust on the wheel he is rolled
along the heavens, through a labyrinth
of worlds, and all the creations of God are
flaming above an J beneath. Is tins a crea
ture to make for himself a crown of glory,
to deny his own flesh, to mock his fellow,
sprung from that dust to which both will
return ? Does the proud man not err ?
Does he not suffer ? Does he not die ?
When he reasons, is he not often stopped by
difficulties 2 .When he acts, is hi nut often
tempted by pleasure ? When he lives, is he
free from pain f When he dies can he es
cape the common grave ?. ' Pride is not the
heritage of man ; . humility ; should dwell
with frailty, and atone for ignorance. Syd
Wise men and handsome women have al
ways been iu great demand; yet the latter is
much larger. Reason why they are far
more quickly appreciated. Beauty is more
praised than wisdom, and accordingly,' finds
a better market! Sad, but so.
Postmaster General Holt has left Wash
ingtou to accompany his wife, who is in
feeble health, to a sou thorn climate, where
she spends the wiuter. ...
He who finds a good son-in-law, 'gains a
son ; but he who Unas a oau one, loses a
daughter .. -- :" - ,,. -
There's Boom Enough for AIL
What need of all this fuss and strife,
r . Each warring with his brother ?
.Why should e, in the crowd of. life,
. Keep trampling down each other t ' . ...
Is there no goal that can be won , r- .
Without a squeeze to gain it I :
No other way of getting on, "
' But scrambling to obtain it ? T '
Oh fellow-men, hear wisdom, then, '
In friendly warning call
"Your claims dividethe world is wide
There's room enough for all !
What if the swarthy peasant find . ,
No field for honest labor, - -
He need not idly stop behind ...
To thrust aside his neighbor. -' . .
There i a land with suany skies.
- Whieh gold for toil is giving, -
. Where evory brawny hand that tries" '
Its strength, can grasp a living. -Oh,
fellow-men, remember then.
Whatever chance befall.
The world is wide where those abide,
. There's room enough for all.
Front poisoned air ye breathe in courts, .
And typhus-tainted alleys, "
Go forth and dwell where health resorts.
In fertile hills and valleys ; -Where
every man that clears a bough.
Finds plenty in attendance,
Up, leave your loathsome cities, now, ..-
And toil for independence.
Oh, hasten, then, from fevered den.
And lodging eramp and small ;
The world is wide in land beside.
There's room enough for all.
In this fair region far away.
Will labor find employment
A fair day's worly a fair day's pay.
And toil will earn enjoyment.
What need, then, of this daily strife.
Where each wars with his brother ?
Why need we, through the crowd of life,
Keep trampling down each other ?
From rags and crime that distant clime
- Will free the pauper's thrall:
Take fortune's tide the world eo wide,
Has room enough for all !
A Haunted Preacher.
In the volume of Dr. Sprague n the
Baptist pulpit, Gov. Briggs communicates
a very interesting letter on John Leland,
which contains a fuller account of his per
sonal habits and manner of preaching than
we have before seen.
He was a little inclined to superstition,
says Gov. Briggs. Indeed, his practical
sagacity and startling common, sense, kept
him from any tendency in that direction,
but he had some peculiar experiences of the
supernatural, as the following anecdote tes
tifies: ''--.'-. .- .
While. I was at his house, I inquired of
him about a remarkable noise which I had,
when a boy, heard, that he and his family
had been annoyed by, when they lived in
Virginia. He gave this account of it :
His family, at that time, consisted of him
self, wife, and four children. One eveu
ing, all the family being together, their at
tention was attracted by a noise, which very
much resembled the faint groans of a per
son in pain. " It was distinot, and repeated
at intervals of a few seconds. :It seemed to
be under the sill of the window, and be
tween the clap-boards and the ceiling.
They paid very little attention to it, and in
a short time it ceased. But, afterwards,- it
returned in the same way sometimes every
night, and sometimes not so frequentl', and
always in the same place, and of the same
character. It continued for . some months.
He said it excited their curiosity and annoy
ed them, but they were not alarmed by it.
During its continuance they had the siding
and casing removed from the place where it
appeared to be, but found nothing to ac
count for it, and the sound continued the
He consulted his friends, especialy' some
of his ministerial brethren, about it. - I
think fctTsaid it was never heard by any ex
cept himself and his family, but it was
heard by them when he was absent from
home. Mrs. Leland said that often, when
she was alone with the children, and while
they were playing about the room, ' and
nothing being said, it would come, and they
would leave their play and gather about her
person They had a place fifty or sixty
rods from the house, by the side of a brook,
where the family did their washing.' One
day while she was at that place,. it met her
there precisely as it had done in the house.
After the noise had been heard, at brief
intervals Jor, I think six or eight months,
they removed their lodgings to quite an op
posite and distant part of the bouse ; but it
continued as usual, for some time, in its old
locality. One nigbt after they had retired,
they observed, by the sound, that i had
left the spot from which it had previously
proceeded, and seemed to be advancing, in
a direct line, towards their bed, and was
becoming constantly louder and more dis
tinct. : ,
At each interval it advanced towards
them, and gathered strength and fullness,
until it entered the room where they were,
and approached the bed, when the groan
became deep and appahng. "lhen," said
he, "for the first time since it began, I felt
the emotion of fear, I turned upon my face,
ana u l ever prayea in my ute, 1 prayed
then: I asked the Lord to deliver me and
icy family from that annovance, and that,
if it were amessage from Heaven, it might
be explained to us, and depart; that if it
were an evil spirit, permuted to disturb and
disquiet me and my family, it might be re
buked and sent away ; or if there was any
thing tor me - to do, to . make it- depart,
might be instructed what it was, so that
could do it. This exercise restored his
tranquility of mind, and he resumed his
usual position in the bed. Then, he said,
it uttered a groan too loud and startling to
be imitated by the human voice. The next
groan was not so loud; and it receded a step
or two from the front of the bed, near his
face. It continued to recede in the direc
tion from which it came, and grew less and
less, until it reached its old station, when it
died away to the faintest sound, and entire
ly and forever ceased. .
Jfo explanation was ever found. "I have
given you," said be, a simple and true
history of the facts, and you can form your
own opinion., 1 give none. ' His wife
confirmed all he said. I think I cau say
that I never knew a person less given to the
marvelous than Elder Leland.
The Prospect, an independent paper pub
lished in Arcada Valley, Iron co unty, Mis
souri, assumed a decided political position
by making the following announcement:
We shall support the Democratic nominee.
regardless of our opinion; aa to his qualifi
cations lor olhce. . . : - ; . . .
First Lovk. Do men so easily forget ?
Some, perhaps," not all. It is oftentimes
honorable and generous to. conquer an un
fortunate love ; but there is something dis
creditable in totally ignoring and forgetting
it I doubt, I should ratter despise a man
who despised his first love even for me. 4
Lifeor a Life. - u-- a
Joy in the House of Ward.
Dear Sues : I take ray pen in hand to
inform yu that Ime in a state of grate blis
fc trust these lines will find yu, injoyin the
same blessins. Ime reguvenatld.- Ive
found the immorkal waters of yootb, so to
speek, & am as limber and frisky as a 2 yer
old steer, & in the futur them boys which
sez "go up old bawld hed"' to me,, will da
so at the Perrilr their hazzard individoo
ally. Ime powerful happy. Heaps of joy
has desendid on me to onct & I feel like a
bran, new man. Sumtimes-I. arsk, myself
"is it not a dream"? & suthin within my
self sez "it air"; but when I look at them
sweet little critters I know it is a reallerty
2 reallerty VI may sa & feel gay. There's
considerabul human natur in a man, arterall.
I returnd from the Summer Campane with
my unparalleld show of. wax works and Kv
in wild Beests of Pray in the erly part of this
munth. The peple of- Baldinsville met me
cordjully and I immejitly commenst resting
myself with my famerly. The other nite
while I was down to the tavurn toasting my
shins agin the bar room fire & amuzin the
krowd with -sum of ... ir.y adventurs, who
shood cum in bare heded & terrible excited
but Bill Stokes, who sez, sez he, "Old Ward
there's grate doins up to your house."
Sez I, ''William, how so"?
Sez he, f'Bust my gizzard, but it's grate
doins," & thea helarfed as if heed kill his-
seif. : .
. Sez I, risin and puttin on a austeer look,
"William I woodunt be a fool if I had com
But he kept on larfin till he was black in
the face, when he fell over on to the bunk
whare the hostler sleeps and in a still small
voise sed, "Twins"! I ashure yu gents
that the grass didn't grow under my feet on
my way home, & I was follered by a en
thoosiastic throng of my feller . sitterzuns,
who hurrard for Old Ward at. the top of
there voises. I found the house chock full
of peple. There was Mis Square Baxter
and her three grown up darters, lawyer Per
kinses wife, Taberthy Ripley, young Eben
Parsuns, Deakun Simmuns folks, theSkool
master, Doctor Jordin, etsettery, .etsettery.
Mis Ward was in the west room, which jines
the kitchen. Mis3 Square Baxter was mix
in suthin in a dipper before the kitchen fire,
& a small army of female wimin were rush
ing wildly round the house with bottles of
camfire, peaces of flannel, &c. I never
seed sich a hubbub in ray natral born dase.
I cood stay in the west room only a minnit,
so strung up was my feelins, so that I rusht
out and ceased my dubbel barrild gun.
F "What upon airth ales the man"? sez Ta
berthy Ripley. "Sakes alive, what air you
doin"? & she grabd me by the coat tales.
"What's the matter with you"? she con
"Twins, marm," sez I "twins" !
"I know it," sez she.coverin her fase
with her apun.
"Wall," sez I, "that's what's the matter
"Wall, put down that air guu, you pesky
old fool." . ,
"No, marm," sez I, "this is a Nashunal
day. The glory of this here day isn't con
fined to Baldinsville by a darn site. On
yonder woodshed,", sed I, drawin myself
up to my full hite, and speakm in a show
actin voise, "will I fire a.Nashnual saloot !
savin whitch I tared myself from her
grasp and rusht to the top of the shed where
I blazed away until Square Baxter's hired
man and my son Artemus Juneyer cum and
took me down by mane forse.
On returnin to the Kitchen I found quite
a lot of people seated be4 the fire, a talkin
the event over. They made room for me
& I sot down. ' "Quite a eppisode," sed
Doctor Jordin, litin his pipe with a red hot
"Yes," sed I, "2 eppisodes, waing about
18 pounds jintly.
"A perfeck coop de tat," sed the skool
"hi plunbus unum, u proprietor per
sony" sed I, thinking Ide let him know I
understood furrin langwidges as well as he
did if I wasn t a skoolmaster.
"It is a momentious event," sed young
Jjiben Parsuns, who has been 2 quarters to
the Akademy. .
"I never heard twins called by that name
afore, sed I, "but I spose, its all rite.
"We shall soon have Wards enuff," sed
the editer of the Baldinsville Bugle of Lib
erty, who was lookin over a bundle of ex
change papers in the corner, "to apply to
the legislator for a City Charter !"
"Good for yu, old man !" sed. I,, "giv
that air a conspickius place in the next
"How redicklus," sed pretty Susan Fletch
er, coveiin her face with her knittin work Sc
larfin like all possest.
"Wall for my p3rt," sed Jane Maria Peas
ley, who is the crossest old made in the
world, "I think yu all acJ like a pack of
Sez I, "Mis Peasley, air yo a parent V
Sez she, "No, I aint."
Sez I, "Mis Peasley, yu never will be."
We sot there talkm fe larfin until "the
switchin hour of nite when prave yards
yawug & Josts troop 4th," as old Bill
Shakespire aptlee obsarves in bis dramy of
John oueppard, esq or the Moral House
Breaker, when we broke up & disbursed
- Muther & children is a doin well; & as
Resolushuns is the order of the day I will
feel obleged if yule msurt the follenn
Whereas, two Eppisodes ha3 happined up
to the undersined s house, which is Twins;
fc Whereas I like this stile, sade Twins be
in of the male perswashun ds both boys;
tbere4 te it
Resolved, that to them nabers. who did
the fare thing by . sade Eppisodes my hart
lelt toatiKs is aoo. ; ? .
Resolved, that I do most hartily thank
Enjine KovNo. 17 who.' under the impres
shun Irum the fuss at my house on that
bausp"shu3 nite that thare was a konflasra-
shun goin on, kum galyiantly to the spot
but kindly reiraned irum squirtin. -
Resolved, that frum the Bottom of my
SoleO 1 thank the Baldinsville bras3 band
fur givin up the idea of Sarah nadin Toe,
both on that great nite and sinse.
Resolved, that my thanks is doo sever ul
members of the Baldinsville meetin house
who fur 3 whole dase hain't kalled me a sin
ful skofferor iotreetedme to mend mv wick-
id wase and jine sade meetin house, to onct.
Resolved, that my Buzzum teams with
meny kind emoshuns tords the follerin in-
dividoouls, to whit namelee Mis Square
Bax ter. who Jenerusl v re foozed ' to take a
seiit fur a bottle of camfire ; lawyer Per
kinses wife who rit sum versis on the Ep
pisodes ; the Editer of the Baldinville Bugle
of Liberty who nobly assisted me in wol
lappia my Kangeroo which sagushus little
cuss seriusiy disturDed the Eppisodes by
his outrajus screetchins & kickins up ;Mis
Hirum Doolittle who kindly furnisht sum
cold Tittles at a try in time when it wasunt
konvenient to cook vittjes at my house ; &
the Peasley s, Parsunses & . Walsunses for
there meny ax of kindness.; . ;
f( Trooly yures, Artemus Ward.
Seizure of Public Arsenals. ' -The
Democratic papers speak of the cap
ture of the United States Arsenal as unpre
cedented in the history of this nation. The
truth .'of history requires that this should
be corrected. Not only is it not a new in
cident, but the capturing of United States
Arsenals in a notable case been adopted as
Democratic policy. - In 1855, on the 4th of
December, the United States Arsenal at Lib
erty," Missouri, was seized in a manner
which undoubtedly formed the precedent
for Brown's seizure at Harper's Ferry.
Lept. Leonard, of the Army, who was in
charge, relates the particulars. He . 6ays
Judge James T. V. Thompson, of Missouri,
came to him in the arsenal yard, made him
self very social and wanted to see the armo
ry. While in the armory a gang consider
ably larger than Brown's, took possession
of the entrance and made Capt. Leonard
prisoner. What then followed we give in
Capt. Leonard's own words in his disposition
before the Kansas Investigating Committee,
the report of which will be found interest
ing literature at this time, as it quite takes
the monstrous features off from Brown's in
vasion of Virginia.
The mob proceeded, to take arms, forcing
the doors, and took three six-pounders,
some swords, pistols, rifles and amunition,
powder, balls, fcc, asmuch as they wanted.
They broke some . doors open. I do not
know how they got the keys to get into the
powder magazine, which is composed of
brick and double doors. Capt. Rice was
the leading man in the crowd, as I under
stand. Mr. Rout was there. I was kept
in the room until the men had got all the
arms and munition they wanted and had
gone away. Judge Thompson being the
last one, when he let him go out, and then
he left himself.
This seizure of an . Arsenal was to pro
cure arms for the celebrated Missouri inva
sion against Lawrance, an expedition not
much worse than Brown's, except that his
was to free slaves, and their's to murder free
men to make a way for slaves. This sort of
thing has gone far enough. We are glad
the government has had its attention called
to it. It was singularly resigned, to the
Missouri affair; but the recent repetition
shows, that such things are infectious. Now
we call on the President to go in vigorously.
All these Missourians can be found, with
out doubt. They have a' wonderful gift of
preserving their own hides. The leaders
probably hold government appointments;
that is the haven to which most of these
patriots drifted. Judge J. T. V. Thomp
son is no doubt high in authority in Mis
souri. So also Captain Rice, that 'gin his
treat,' and Mr. Rout. Let the government
indict and hang these insurgents that seized
an United States Arsenal, these invaders of
a peaceful territory, and these traitors to the
nation. This will be an excellent prepara
tion for the execution of Old Brown. Then
all the people will exalt the justice of our
government. " But if all these insurgents,
robbers, murders and traitors, are to go
free, and Old Brown is hung, the people and
future generations will call it a cowardly
murder, totally destitute of the first prin
ciples of justice. Ohio State Journal.
The, Great Eastern in the Storm.
The dreadful storm which lately swept
around the coasts of Great Britain and Ire
land, has at least dissipated the delusion
that vessels of ark-like size are to prove
arks of safety and undisturbed repose to the
sea-going world. The correspondent of the
London Times on board the Great Eastern
thus reports the effects of the gale:
"Capt. Harrison and the whole crew were
at their posts, ready to run the ship out if
necessary. . Between 2 and 3 the wind al
most equaled the force of a hurricane, at
times jerking at the masts as if it would
snap them off at the deck, making the Great
Eastern tremble perceptibly throughout her
immense lengtn and breadth as it some gi
ant nand were shaking her. Capt. Ham
son's water-proof coat was on his way along
the deck blown to ribbons off him, and he
himself at last carried before the gale, and
blown down and tumbled along with such
violence as to receive some severe contu-
s. The saloon skylights were blown up.
and wind and rain poured into the saloon.
lhe upper wood-work was leaking at every
sea, and the lower decks soft and splashing
irom the anppings. Ihree anchors were
do wn, and appeared taut to the very utmost.
At b the break-water works were giving
way portions of the wreck once or twice
fouling the 6crew, and it was found neces
sary to swing by one anchor. At 10:30
A. M. it parted, and the ship was adrift,
rolling : and tumbling towards the shore.
A second heavy anchor was let go, and the
screw moved ahead, but it again fouled.
The paddles were then driven round at
speed, and were somewhat damaged by the
floating timbers. , The anchor held. The
screw colliers, two brigs, two dummies, and
one galliot, all hung to the ship. In this
last struggle some of the links of the cable
were actually dragged out one third longer.
V The National Era.'
One of. the best papers of the country is
the Sational Era, the death of who3e foun
der, Dr.! Bailey, is so lately deplore! by all
who should appreciate a true man. Located
at Washington, for thirieen years the paper
ha3 battled nobly for the cause of human
freedom and human rights, under bis charge;
and now that he has passed away, his wife
continues it a3 a means of support for her
self and family. . . Able gentlemen are at
the head of its editorial depattment, and it
win continue to De as earnest as ever. It
deserves to be lib?rally sustained ; and now
as the new year CDjnes.in we commend it to
our readers. Terms, 82 per year. Ad
dress, Mrs. M. '-lie Bailey, - Washington,
D. C. ;:- . -:-
No man is so foolish but he may give
good counsel sometimes ; and no man is so
wise, but he may easily err,, if he takes no
other counsel than his own. He that taught
only himself ha 1 a fool for a master.
In our life and love there is one BDrin
time -violets and forget-me-nots bloom but
once. Liite s earliest and sweetest flowers
take their hue from heaven. "
Of all actions of man's lif-. bis marriage
does least concern pther people ; of all ac
tions of our lifel it is most meddled with bv
other nermh - ; : ;
Poor But Piwtv t.o v.- -m.
Ojibbewa Indians paid a visit to Queen v
toria, the principal chief, after the ceremT
ny of presentation, made a speech, of whtC
the following significant paragraph is an
-Mother I We have seen many 6tranfm
things since we came to this country f
see that your wigwams aie lare and
light that comes in is bright ; our wiWai!e
are small, and our light is not strong jrS
are not rich; but we have plenty to eat " '
What bitter sarcasm 13 conveyed in th
few simple words of the chief, on the
who tax a people's ford and restrict th6'11
industry who, not satisfied with the'talt
wealth bountifully bestowed on them 0n t
seize a part of the poor man's loaf to Sff ij
their already bursting coffers !
J. 8. CBICK, U. M. NORTHEUP, H. THrUlu
J. S. CHICK & CO.,
Gr (D JE K
Corner of Walnut St. and Levee, '
K .A. 1ST S A S CITY, 3VT.O.
WE now offer to the trade the largest an J
cheapest stock or
BOTH STAPLE AND FAXCY',
That has ever been in this market. Our stock U
Every .Article iu the Grocery Line,
Cigars, Liquors, &c.
we CAN and WILL sell them eheaper than"
any house on the Missouri Iiiver.
Our goods have heen selected with groat caro
as to Pkices and Qtality, from the agents, ini.
porters and manufacturers in the Eastern Cities
and can he purchased of us at '
ST. LOUIS PRICES!
Including transportation. Merchants wishinto
purchace goods in our line should not full to gire
us a call, as we think we cau please them.
Our stock consists in part as follows :
100 hhds Sugar,
50 bids crushed and powdered do.,
500 bags Rio Coffee,
50 " Java do.,
250 chests and caddies Teas,
100 bhls Molasses,
450 half bbls and kegs Molasses,
1000 sacks Salt,
250 " Dairy Jo,
500 kegs assorted .Nails, .
175 boxes prime Cheese,
10 fails Dates,
75 bbls Nuts, fall kinds,)
9 0,000 Cigars, (various kinds,)
25 tierces Rice.
M.000 doz. "Window Sasli, (various kinds,)
900 fresh Poaches,
. 50 " " Strawberries and Raspberries,
25 " Fruits, (all kinds.)
25 assorted Preserves,
20 " Jellies,
250 boxes Candy, (all kinds,)
50 " assorted Pickles,
350 boxes Raisins,
50 half boxes dor,
75 quarter boxes do.,
900,000 G. D. and W. P. Cans,
50,000 lbs Bar Load,
500 kegs Gun Powder, .
50 doz. Yeast Powders,
150 " Buckets,
50 Toy do.,
75 doz. Zinc "Wash Boards,
75 bags Cotton Yarn,
50 bales Cotton Batting,
75 Wrapping Twine,
50 Candle Wiek,
500 boxes Chewing Tobacco, (all kinds,)
50 doz. Fine Cut do. do.,
125 boxes Smoking Tobacco,
200 Gross Pipes,
5000 Powhattan do.
HIDES, TALLOV. WOOL, FURS, ETC.
CASH OR GROCERIES.
Our stock embraces numerous other articles, too
tedious to mention in an advertisement. Give us
a call. Respectfully,
Sept. 30, 1850. 10 J. S. CUICK fc CO.
Wholesale Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Gent's Furnishing Goods,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats and Caps, Etc., Etc.,
TO WHICH WE INVITE THE ATTEN
tion of HrrchanU throughout tho Territory,
being confident that we can hold out induce
ments' to make it to your interest to give us your
custom. Our fall stock will be ready for inspec
tion by the
FIRST OF SEPTEMBER.
Oar Store is on the Corner of Third and
KANSAS CITY, MO.
W. D. ALEXANDER,
GKiix and Lock Smithy
GUU REPAIRING aed light Jobbing of all
kinds done on 6hort notice, and on reasanar-
bio terms. . .
Sho one door west of Cox & Baker's Blacksmiun
Shop," on Sixth Avenue- octS
FURNITURE STOEE !
BA WORTH & SEELY,
seain street, near Third......KANSAS CITT, MO...
HAVE the largest, best and cheapest stockof
Furniture in the West. Oar immense fell'
stock has fust been received.
October 1, 1859. VZxH3
IV. E. SUTLIPF,
THOLESALE and Retail dealer in ClotL.
T V Clothing, Hats, Caps and Gent's Furnish
ing Goods ; Eldridge". House, two duors south of
Lawrence, Aug. 27, 1859; ly
FRAZEZR & HUGHES,
Watchmakers & Jewelers,
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
Cutlery,' Plated Ware, Fancy Goods, Musical In
gtramei and Yankee Notions.
ALSO DKALSBS IX :
Colt's Revolver s ,
Double Water-Proof Percussion Cap, '
.. . . : and Bowie Knives. ; . . '
We are selling at greatly reduced prices. -O
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry -thoroughly
and promptly repaired., - 1 "' " J
Eldrid-e floase, Risrht Hand f Iintraac
nug27-ly . Lawmxc. Kansas-
J. F. NEW L Off,
Physician and Surgeon,
EMPORIA KANSAS.' 1
, . .. BfircSENCKS: : - .
Drs. McDowell & Popa, St. Louis, M- . 1 .
Col. Rollosson, Dallas City, 111. .
Dr. S. C. Patterson, : " " i "
Hon. J. C. Davis, Warsaw, ,'
Prof. Krainard, Chicago, "
Dr. McNeal, Springfiel J, - " f ,
' Rohlcy DujrgHson, Jefferson Inst , Phi'-. "'
jo!yl-ly , ' - , . ' '