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Ulontgomnn ifciuntn Sentinel.
By M. Fields.
Tb published every Saturday morning at One
Dollar and Fifty Cents per annum, if paid
within six. months from the time of subscribing,
or Two Dollars if not paid until the expira
tion of the year. No paper discontinued until
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the editor.
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A liberal deduction will be made to those who
advertise by the year.
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to promote private interests, arc matters of
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ty cents per square. All communications must
be accompanied with the author’s name, other
wise they will not be inserted.
Advertisements for Companies or Asso
ciations of any kind, denominational, charita
ble or otherwise, are in aii cases to be paid for
at the usual rates; and obituary notices or eulo
gies in addition to the announcement, will be
charged at the rate of fifty cents i>cr square.
JLsF Office, in the house on the south-west
corner of the Square, lately occupied by Wat.
Sage.
Dr. G. A. DYER,
OFFERS IIIS PROFESSIONAL SERVI
CES to the citizens of Montgomery county,
He may be found at his residence, about one
mile north-west of Gaithersburg,
sep B—ts8 —ts
Dr. It. R. Thompson,
RAVING located himself in Darnestown,
offers his professional services to the citi
zens of the village and surrounding country.
He may at all times be found at his office, next
door to Mr. John Candler’s store, except when
called away professionally,
sep 29 —tf
DAVID H. BOUIC,
DEALER IS ALL KINDS OK
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
II ARMY A RE, (REENSWARE,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS,
RIC A DY-M A1 )E CLOTHIXG,
Ac. ke. Ac.
Rockvilir, Hd.
x?S~ Tic pledges himself that all articles enu
merated above, with a great many others, will
be sold as low, if not lower, than any other
store in the county or District,
jan I&—y
HIOKMAN HOUSE,
Foolcsvillc, Maryland.
Lvilsa
undersigned respectfully informs his
a_ friends and the public generally, that he
his leased, for a term of years, the Hotel for
merly conducted by Richard P. Spates, Esq.,
in Poolcsville, Montgomery county, Md., where
he is prepared to accommodate all who may
favor him with ;t < all. Ilis house is large, with
manv' Hi ventilated chambers.
His TABLE will at all times be supplied with
th; best the market can afford ; and his BAR
always furnished with the choicest Liquors.
Tni'ty Ib.stlers always in attendance.
Terms—moderate.
WILLIAM T. HICKMAN.
Md., Feb. Id, 1856.
* m wmuv,'
THE subscriber, in return- j
&r~\ v 4 ' : --4 in# his grateful nek now ledg-
Ll'. ——v i nen tg to hisfriends who have
heretofore so liberally patronized Him, would
respectfully announce to them aud the citizens
of Montgomery county generally, that he still
continues to prosecute the HOUSE CARPEN
TERING and JOINING BUSINESS,.in the
town of Rockville, and that he will be at all
times, prepared to execute all work in his line of
business that may be intrusted to him, with
durability, neatness and despatch.
He will constantly keep on hand a supply of
suitable Coffin Material, and furnish Coffins
of every description, and attend to interments
and all other business in his line, in any part
< I*the county, upon terms that cannot fail to
i ive satisfaction to all who may be pleased to
favor him with their custom.
New Shop, Court-house Square, one door
south of the office of John Brewer, Esq., where
be v id be pleased to receive all orders in his I
line. JAMES W. CAMPBELL,
aug 11—tf
PUMPHREY & NORTON
lIMIMS & COTTERS.
rpHE undersigned having entered into Co- j
X Partnership for the prosecution of the j
above business, respectfully inform the citizens
of Rockville and the county generally, that they
ure prepared to render their services in all its
branches to all who may desire them, upon
terms moderate and accommodating.
All work confided to them will he attended
to with promptness, and executed in a manner
that will ensnre satisfaction.
$3T‘ They will furni sh Coffins of every de
scription. with other suitable material for inter
merits, mid attend to burials in any part of the |
county upon as accommodating terms as the!
required services will justify.
Now Shop, in the northern part of Rockville,
nearly opposite the Methodist Episcopal Par
sonage, where all who have business in their
line urc requested to call.
\VM. E. PUMPHREY,
JAMES K. NORTON,
WM. E. PUMPHREY, embraces this oppor
tunity to return his heartfelt thanks to his nu
merous friends for the liberal encouragement
he has received at their hands, and hopes that
the new' arrangement he lias entered into will
not only secure a continuance of the same, but
will greatly extend the sphere of his usefulness!
aug 11—tf
mum WANTED.
• THE subscriber will give the very high- (
/tfL cat cash price fur Negroes llutl am young j
Inland likely.
Having located himself in Rockville. Mont
gomery county, Md., he ran at all times he j
f'.und at his resilience, below the Catholic
Church : or, if absent, nnv word or note left at j
bis residence will he sufficient.
All communications addressed to him atj
Rockville, M 1., will be promptly attended to.
aug 11—1/ GRAB M PRICE. |
I DISTRICT ADVERTISEMENTS.
|
11l Ti lll\Mk\ cV Tl| \RO.
DEALERS IN
Fancy Goods, Perfumery
i BONNETS, RIBBONS, FLOWERS,
GLOVES, HOSIERY, Ac.
\o. 310 l’rnnwylva. Avenue,
Between Ninth and Tenth Streets,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
mar 15—12 m
JAMES F. lIAKVKY,
UNDERTAKER,
Yo. 410 Seventh street,
One Square North of the Patent Office,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Respectfully informs the public that
he keeps constantly on hand a large as
sortment of COFFINS, of all qualities ; and
will attend Funerals in any portion of the ad
joining counties, at the shortest notice and on
j the most reasonable terms. J. F. H.
mar 15—11® [Marl. Gta. copy.]
WILLIAM F. BAYLY,
—DEALER IN —
pain fc jfamn Stationcnj
Penn. Av., bet. 11th and 12th Sts.
WASHINGTON CITY.
Card Plates Engraved und Printed,
marll l2 m
W. H . BRERETON,
WHOLESALE ANI) RETAIL

Corner 7th and F Street*,
WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.
Jan 10—12 m
Fancy and Variety Store,
No. 492, 7th Street, between D and E,
WASHINGTON D. C.
DEALER ill Laces, Embroideries, Millinery
Goods, Perfumery, Hosiery, Gloves,
Worsteds, Jewelry, Ac. kc. jan 11 12 m
JOHN SAUL,
NURSERY, SEEDSMAN AND FLORIST,
GROWER OF
Fruit, Shade, Ornamental Trees, Evergreens,Ac
AND IMJ’ORTKR OP
ENGLISH GAP HEN SEEDS,
DUTCH BULBS, <tr.
307, Corner Seventh and II Streets,
WASHINGTON CITY, 1). C.
jan 19—12 m
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
STOYES AND TIN-WARE.
CORNER OF II AND SEVENTH STS.
Washington, I>. C.
PARTICULAR attention paid to ROOFING
AND SFOUTINO, and all work in his
line attended to at the shortest notice,
jau 19—12 m
S. LEWI*,
JEWELLER,
Pennsylvania Avenue,
Between Twelfth and Thirteenth Streets,
WASHINGTON CITY.
mar 22—12 m
KIRKWOOD HOUSE,
J. If. A A. W. KIRKWOOD,
PROPRIETORS,
W;t>iliiiis(oii City, D. C.
mar 22 —tf
J. JILLARI) A SO VS
PAINT & OIL STORE,
Pennsylvania Avenue,
WASIIINUTON, D. C.
mar 22—12
T. J. FORREST,
Manufacturer ol l.ndies’ and Gents’
BOOTS, SHOES & GAITERS.
—No. 5| Pennsylvania Avenue—
North Side, between Vltli it* YMk Sts.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
VLWAYSon hand a very fine ftH!>ortmcnt of
niv own work, which 1 can warrant to be
of the best material aud workmanship,
jan 19—12 m
H. H. VOSS,
Dealer in all kinds of
FAMILY UROCEKIIvS
| WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, Ac. Ac. !
| Southwest corner of 10th St. and Penn
sylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.
! feb 2—12
John J. McQuillan,
UXDIIRTAKLR,
EAST SIDE OF HIGH STREET,
NEARLY OPPOSITE FOR HE.ST HALL,
Li;R(a; ro\v\, i. c.
if-y Prompt attention to FUNERALS.
Mourning and every Requisite furnished
at all hours. [sep S-y
A. MEINERB,
UPHOLSTER <f- PA PER HA MGER
No. 867,7th 6t, between I and K BU.
WASHINGTON, I) C.
Will attend call, in portion of Montgo
mery county, nt the shortest notice,
jan 19—12 m
J. CONNELLY,
UNDERTAKER, 7th Street, between
G and 11 directs, No. 423, would rempset-!
j fully inform the citizens of Washington and the
| adjoining counties, that he is prr| mi red to at
j tend to all orders nt the shortest notice aud on
the most reasonable terms. He will spare no
, puiits to give entire satisfaction on all occasions.
He guarantees to PKKMKKVK THE DBAD
j in the warmest weather, for any length of time.
large supply of UB AD Y-M APE 00 F
FINH, of all sheet and qualities, constantly on
hand.
SHROUDS CARRIAGES UFARSE. and 1
every other article, furnished of the best quality. l
A share of tb public patronage is resi>cctful-.
j ly solicited. Jf, q.
Washington, Vareb 2*. 18M.
ROCKVILLE, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 1856.
Ipoctrji.
THE RETURN.
“Come home—come home.”— mur. iikmans.
j I come—l come—there’s a sound of joy,
Of music, in the word;
Oh that the rapid winds might bear
Me onward like a bird !
I’m weary with these wanderings,
My heart is sad and lone;
Oh lor the treasur’d sounds of homo,
To wake an answering tone l
The voices of my happy home !
The music of the heart I
llow oft those gentle w hisperings come ;
Alas, how soon depart!
I hoar them w hen the forest wind
Is breathing forth its song,
Aud in the murumrings of the wave
That hears my bark along.
Why should I waken memory,
Of that far distant home ?
’Twill throw a dcejier gloom upon
The lonely path I roam.
Yet fancy loves to wander forth,
And hover round the hearth—
To catch those gleaming looks of love
That light the scenes of mirth.
I’m with you there, beloved ones,
Around the household board;
Those pleasant looks, those gladsome tones,
They thrill the master-chord !
j No more—no more ! on thoughts like these
I may not, must not dwell;
Or my heart will sink in its loneliness,
And the tear of weakness swell.
I come—l come—why should I rove
A dreary waste like this,
When a voice belov’d recalls me back
To share life’s all of bliss ?
I come—l come—like the weary bird
At eve to its shelter’d nest;
Like the pilgrim from afar I come
To a blessed shrine of rest.
Jttisccllancous.
Homely Women.
We like homely women. We have
always liked them. We do not carry
the peculiarity far enough to include the
hideous or positive ugly, for since beauty
and money are the only capital the world
will recognize in women, they arc more
j to be pitied than admired; but we have a
j chivalric, enthusiastic regard for plain
women. We never saw one who was
j not modest, unassuming, and sweet tem
■ pored, and have seldom come across one
! who was not virtuous, and had not a
good heart. Made aware early in life of
their want of beauty by the slighting at
tentions of the opposite sex, vanity and
the affectation never take roots in their
hearts; and iri the hope of supplying at
tractions which a capricious nature has
denied, they cultivate the graces of the
I heart instead of the person, aud give the
| miud those accomplishments which the
; world so rarely appreciates in women,
j hut which are most lasting, and in the
i eyes of men of sense more highly prized
j than personal beauty. See them in the
| street, at home, or iu the church, and
] they ore always the same, and the smile
| which ever lives upon the face is not
| forced there to fascinate, but is the spon-
I taneous sunshine reflected from a kind
| heart—a flower whieh takes root in the
! soul and blooms upon the lips, inspiring
i a respect instead of passion, emotions of
i admiration instead of feelings of sensual
I regard. Plain women make good wives
good mothers, cheerful homes, und hap
j py husbands, and wo never see one but
we thank Heaven that it has kindly cre
ated women of sense as well as beauty,
for it is indeed seldom a female is found
possessing both. To homely women,
we, therefore lift our “title” in respect;
the world will extend the same courtesy
ito beauty. San Praneiseo has hut few
! plain women, but all such wc intend to
j make life subscribers to the Golden Era,
\ in view of the worth to society.— San
Praneiseo Golden Era.
The Maiden’s First Eove.
Human nature has no essence more
pure—the world knows nothing more
chaste—heaven has endowed the mortal
heart with no feeling more Indy than the
nascent affection of a young virgin's soul.
The warmest language of the sunny
south is too cold to shadow forth even a
faint outline of that enthusiastic senti
ment. And God has made the richest
language poor in that same respect, bc
j cause the depths of hearts that thrill with j
Love's emotions, are too sacred for the I
j common contemplation. The musical
voice of Love stirs the source of the j
sweetest thought within tho human breast j
and steals into the most profound re- ]
ccses of the soul, touclinig chords which
never vibrated before, and calling into j
gentle companionship delicious hopes till i
then unknown.
Yes—the light of a young maiden’s ,
first love breaks dimly but beautifully \
ujion boras the silver lustre of a star 1
glimmers thro’ a thickly-woven bower;
: and the first blush that mantles her
; cheek, ns she feels the primal influence,
1 is faint and pure as that which a rose-leaf
might cast upon marble. But how rap
idly docs that light grow stronger, and
that flush deeper—until the powerful ef
fulgence of the one irradiates ovory cor
ner of her heart, and the crimson glow
of the other suffuses every feature of her
\ countenance.— Mysteries of London.
Jt&~ Hope writes the poetry of a boy,
hut memory that of a man. Man looks
forward with smiles, hut backward with
sighs. Such is the wise providence of
God. The cup of life is sweetest at the 1
brim, and tho flavor is impaired as we
drink deeper, and the dregs arc made
hitter, that wc may not struggle when it
is taken from our lips.
Xtr A man must possess fire in him- [
self before he can kindle up the electrici
ty that thrill* ths groat popular haart.
Death. —Men seldom think of the
great event of death until tho shadow
falls across their own path, hiding forever
from their eyes the traces of tho loved
ones whose living smiles was the sun
light of their existence. Death is the
great antagonist of life, and the cold
thought of the tomb is the skeleton of
all feasts. We do not want to go through
the dark valley, although its passage
may lead to Paradise, and with Charles
Lamb, wc do not want to lio down in
the muddy gaavc, even with kings and
princes for our bed-fellows. But the
fiat of nature is inexora!4c. There is
no appeal or relief from tho great law
which dooms us to dust. Wo flourish
and fade as the leaves of the forest and
the flower that blooms and withers in a
day, has not a frailer hold on life than
the mightiest monarch that cvcr]shook the
earth with his footsteps. Generations'of
men appear und vanish as the grass,
and the countless multitude that throngs
the world to-day, will to-morrow dis
appear aslhe footprint iu ihesaudof tho
shore.
Iu the beautiful drama of lon, the in
stinct of immortality so eloquently utter
ed by tho death-devoted Greek, finds
a deep response in every thoughtful
soul. When about to yield his young
existence a sacrifice to fate, his beloved
Clcmatithc asks if they shall not meet
again, to which he replies.
“ I have asked that dreadful question
of tho hills that look eternal; of the
flowing streams that flow forever ; of the
stars among whoso fields of azure my
raised spirit hath walked to glory. All
were dumb. But while I gazed upon
thy living face, 1 feel there’s something
iu the love that mantles through its
beauty that cannot wholly perish. We
shall meet again Cluiuanthc.”
Bb Eqial to tiik Crisis. —When a
crisis befalls you, and the emergency re
quires moral courage to meet it, bo equal
to the requirements of the moment, and
rise superior to tho obstacles in your
path. Tho universal testimony of men,
whoso experience exactly coincides with
yours, furnishes the consoling reflection
that difficulties may bo ended by oppo
sition. There is no blessing equal to
the stout heart. The magnitude of dan
ger needs nothing more than a greater
effort than ever at your hands. If you
are recreant in the hour of trial, you arc
tho worst of recreants, and deserve no
compassion, lie not dismayed or un
manned when you should ho bold, daring,
unflinching and resolute. The cloud
whoso threatening murmurs you hear
with fear and dread, is pregnant with
blessing, aud the irowu, whose sternness
makes you shudder and tremble, will,
ere long, be succeeded by a smile of be
witching sweetness and benignity. Then
be strong and manly, oppose equal force
to open difficulties, keep a firm reliance
on your ability to overcome the obstacles,
aud trust in Providence.
Llve for the Dead. —The love that
survives the tomb, says Irving, is one of
the noblest attributes of the soul. If it
has its woes, it has likewise its delights;
and when the overwhelming hurst of
grief is calmed into the gentle tear of
recollection, then the sudden- anguish
j and convulsed agony over the present
ruins of that we most loved are softened
i away into pensive meditation on all that
,it was in the day of its loveliness. Who
would root sorrow from the heart, though I
it may sometimes throw a passing cloud
over the bright hour of gaycty, or spread
a deeper sadness ovur the hour of gloom?
Yet who would exchange it for even the
song of pleasure or tho hurst of revelry ?
No,, there is a voice from the tomb
sweeter than song; there is a remem
brance of the dead to which wc turn even
from tbo charm of the living.
X-4T A learned writer says of books; j
“.They are masters who instruct us
without rods or ferules, without words
or anger, without bread or money. If’
you approach them, they nrc not asleep;
if you seek them, they do not hide; if
you blunder, they do not scold; if you
are ignorant, they do not laugh at
yon.”
A fellow was arrested by a farmer
for stealing ducks. The farmer said he
should know them anywhere,and went on
to describe them. “Why,’’said the counsel
for the prisoner, “ they can’t ho such a
very rare breed of ducks—l’vo some of
them in my own yard.” “That’s very
likely,” returned the furuicr; “I’ve lost
a good many lately.”
A Toper’s Rhinal. —A machine has
been invented down South which enables
a man to tell when he is getting too
drunk. It is culled a fsuWleomrtrr, and
gives timely warning by hitting a fellow
under the short ribs the moment ho has
got enough.
XCT Wo cut the following advertise
ment from a paper published in the far
west: “To rent, a house in Melville
avenue, located immediately alongside n
fine plum garden, from which an abun
dant supply of the most delicious fruit
tuny lie stolen during the season. Rent
low, and the greater part taken in
plums.”
“Lovelv Woman.” —There Is a wo-'
man in Cincinnati who keeps a grocery, (
attends faithfully to a fat pair of twins,
docs her own housework, and yet finds
tirno to give her husband a sound thrash
ing IbrM Or four time* a wwk, ,
Political.
REMARKS OF B. G. HARRIS,
of st. mahy’s,
In the House of Delegates of Maryland,
on the Majority Report in Relation to
Secret Political Societies.
We present to our readers, to-day, ex
tracts from the able speech of Benjamin
G. Harris, of St. Mary’s, in tho Ilouso
of Delegates ot Maryland, at its recent
session, on the majority report in relation
to secret political societies, and also
: passing in review some of tho articles
adopted at the Philadelphia Know-no
thing Convention. After dwelling with
much force and eloquence upon tho fail
ure of the committee to discharge its duty
to the people of the State, Mr. Harris
takes up the case of Aaron Burr, and
contrasts his trial with tho investigation
on which lie thus opens his remarks:
Aarou Burr was upon trial, actually
acquitted of the charge of treason against
his country lie lived a freeman from
his trial to his grave; public opinion
drew distinctions which the law cannot
| draw, and the fair fame he had prevtous
[ly won in the service of his country,
| withered before the blight, and his name
has been branded with everlasting infa
my. Tho intelligence of this House
know these things when they ordered
this investigation, and it wusordered that
public opinion should be satisfied upon
' the question at issue. They intended
not to avail themselves of the paltry pre
texts and evasions suggested by the ma
jority of tho Committee in order to es
cape this investigation. They will not
surely thank this Committee for attempt
ing to place them in the inconsistent po
sition of proposing this enquiry and of
then retiring from the contest. It will
surely meet your indignant frown that
your Committee should assume that you
can first act like the blaster ini/ bully, and
will then retire like the skulkingcoward.
What, sir, will this llouorahle Body de
clare as the majority of this Committee
have, that this enquiry instituted by
themselves would he all insult to the ma
jority of the people of this State ? Will
they thus shield themselves ? Whence,
sir, did this proposition for inquiry come?
It was brought forward by tho distin
guished loader of tho majority of this
House, being also chairman of this Com
mittee. Surely, that Honorable gentle
man. in offering it, did not intend to in
sult his dear constituents; and surely,
| too, the majority of this House knew
whether or not it would bo an insult to
the majority of the people to have such
an enquiry. And, sir, this lecture upon
propriety and decorum conies with an
ill grace indeed from this Committee.
Hut the cruelty of imposing upon the
Honorable gentleman, (Mr. Kennedy,)
who inaugurated this enquiry, the tnsk
of declaring its insulting character is un
paralcllcd in our political history.—
Shame! Shame! that the fond parent
should he forced to acknowledge his bant
ling a bastard. It is to be honed, that
the senatorial cataplasm which has been
since applied, will heal tho wound which
has been thus inflicted.
This House, Mr. Speaker, will not, if
true to its character, arrest this enquiry
upon such a flimsy pretext so shamelessly
brought forward ; aud sir, it will as
promptly repudiate the idea also brought
forward by this distinguished Committee,
that we should not enquire into griev
ances and offences if countenanced by a
majority of the people. The idea is ab
surd. This sir, is a Constitutional Gov
ernment, and the majority may be ns
gross violators of law and right ns ton
men or one man and just as worthy of
1
of this .State, with Andrew Cross at their
head, were to blow up the Nunnery iu
Aisquith Street, or if they were to aid
i him in setting the firs und the fagot to a
dozen Pig wish Priests, every man of
| them would be guilty of arson or murder,
and if they were not bung it would not
he because they did not deserve hanging.
If this Legislature, representing the en
tire people were unanimously to pass an
act which would come in conflict with
our Constitution, it is unnecessary for me
to say that the act would have no validi
ty. The majority can be guilty of trea
son itself; they may elect a first Consul
or an Emperor, but none would deny
their guilt in doing so; and, sir, I hope
I may be excused, if I state the plain
truth, that there are many high intel
lects and conservative patriotic hearts in
our land, who consider the majority in
this House as guilty of treason to their
country, and falsehood to their God,
notwithstanding tho “purity of their
'principles" are attested by the fact of,
\ their biiing tho representatives of a raa-1
jority of the people. I was in hopes that
] this enquiry, if proceeded in, might re-,
j lieve their minds at least from the ap
prehension of your being a gang of se
cret conspirators, even if it should he :
found that your open anil avowed princi- ;
plea aimed a blow at tho very foundation
of our Institutions. Then, sir, let this
inquiry proeeecd. Let the report be re-;
inanded, with orderstoobey instructions. ,
Even if you can have the npprovul of|
your own conscience, do net disregard,
the approbation of those of your fellow
citizens whom nothing can satisfy but an
investigation like the one you yourselves
have proposed
But, sir, what will you do with his
Excellency the Governor? 110 will have
• t-wneauiJus triumph aver jOO if yon
now retire from this conflict. He has
boldly pointed you out ns very suspi
cious characters, aud set the police
upon your tracks. I fear you will be
much annoyed—very uncomfortable in
deed, if you cannot do something besides
throwing yourselves upon your dignity
and reserved rights, as many a criminal
does when lie is nabod. Avail yourselves
then of the opportunity you have sought
to prove yourselves worthy of hotter
treatment. It is but blustering to abuse
his Exoellcncy, for he has but done his
duty in the premises. Deserve a retraxit
from him and yon may claim the triumph.
But, sir, if this House, under the guid
ance of the Honorable Chairman of
this Cominittc, cshall shamefully retire
from tho contest without striking an
effectual blow, then the battle of Aetium
will l again, and the modern
Anthony will have succumbed before the
superior arms of our Augustus.
Thus far and so much, for what the
majority of this Committee have failed
to do; let us turn now to what they have
actually done. 'They have presented
here what is termed the Philadelphia
platform of Juno 1855, as containing the
true political principle of our country,
and expect you by your vote hero to give
your sanction and approval. That you
should be gravely asked, sworn as you
are to support the Constitution of the
State and General Government, to en
dorse the offspring of that Grand Coun
cil is an insult which I could hope to see
this House resent with proper spirit. I!
would not wish you to publish to tho j
world in your legislative capacity, with
all the obligations you are under from
your position hero, your npprovnl of the
detestable principles it contains. If
however they speak from authority —if
, you intend to confess in full to this black
indictment,then “beyond the reach ofmer
; cy are you damned.” Why, sir, as I
read this paper, I shudder. I have not
a distemperedi mmagination, but iu mind’s
• eye I can see the victim bound to the
i the stake with the fire, the fagot and the
I bigot about him. I can seo tho rack
and tho torture; I can sec tho assassin’s
• dagger and the warm heart’s blood gusli
: ing from its wound ! I can see the poi
soned chalice and its unsuspecting vic
tim ; man’s intellect becomes dimmed
with passion and bigotry and darkness
again covers the world. These things,
sir, have been from such cause and can
lie again. The first blood shod by man
flowed from this cause, and the mark, as
indellible as that fixed upon the front of
Ciffn, should be branded upon his brow,
who liko Cain would persecute his broth
er because he worships not at the same
altar, or worships in a different manner
from himself. 1 am, sir, a Protestant
and a staunch one, hut I sustain to the
fullest extent the right of every man to
differ from nn> and mine to differ from
him, in our religious creeds, and that
too without molestation, hindcranco or
penalty of any kind to he written in law
or retained in the heart. But when I
read this paper I hang my head for Pro
testantism. It is false to itself—it is
disgrace. There is a dark spot upon its
fair fame, and that darkness is made still
more visible by the bright age we live in.
It has allowed bigotry to become the
captain of the Protestant forces, and
they are furnished with tho arms of the
savage instead of the armor of truth.—
I repeat, sir, we have cause to hang our
heads for Protestantism. Will you sus-1
tain tho principles contained in this plat
form, and in the next breath denounce as
traitors tho Abolitionists—tho Black
Republicans? They are had enough,
God knows, but their principles aro less j
fraught with danger to tho happiness of
our people than some on that paper.—
They, it is true, would liberate the black
slave; you would make the white one.—
They would sever our bright Itars, and
take thnir share to themselves, hut you j
would darken the whole galaxy. They
may succeed in dividing this Union; you 1
make this Union not worth dividing.—
They shall keep their pestilent nations |
on tho North side of a geographical line,'
yours would be infused into the most
intimate relations of life. You would
biosen tho sweet cords of hospitality,
which so strongly bind societies together.
The Protestants and tho Catholics be
come dissevered bodies and repeal each
other. How can any other effect result !
from the insulting course pursued and I
prescribed in this paper? Would you, J
sir, a Protestant Know-nothing associate
with tho Catholic whom yon hero de
nounce ns a traitor? No, sir. And
were I a Catholic, as I am a Protestant,
no man who has ever united in such a
denunciation, except as an object of mer
cy orcharity, should ever cross the thres
hold of my dwelling. You thus place a
gulph between neighbor and neighbor,
which, if passed at all, will be passed
j for purpose* of hatred and revenge.—
You would not stop here. You would
infuse your poisonous atmosphere into
i the very domestic circle. Tho Protest
ant wife and Protestant offspring, who
have lived in happy union with their
Catholic husband and father arc now to
; ho taught to dishonor him as a traitor
, and one unwothy of trust even under
onth ; und so adroitly have you combined
this unison with another root of evil, that
j we snail behold the Protestant husband
I stepping over the pure honor of tho
! Catlwlie wife of his bosom, to enjoy the
debasing emoluments of office.
But, sir, tho work of these Philadel
phia conspirators would not have been
complete without they could hvo in
troduces! the Holy Bible a* a cloak for
their hypocrisy, and oall upon tho Al
mighty Father u a wiTjeee of tbir
Volumel.--No. 36.
Wickedness. How dare they to expoot
to deceive mankind by holding in ono
hand that Holy Book, tho true saurco
of love ami bonovolenoo to our race,
and yet hold in tho other tho sth artiolo
of this platform, teaching that the poor
are to ho avoided and despised—that
poverty is inconsistent with honesty—
and that tho pauper stands upon tho
same level with the felon ? That artiolo
it is truo is dictated by tho desire to ex
clude the poor of Europe, but its language
is insulting to tho poor everywhere. Let
us analyze it. To use its own language,
it “ unqualifiedly condemns” tho emigra
tion of the poor to our shores, hut offers
1 • a friendly reception and protection” to
tho honest emigrant. Cannot tho poor
jbo honest ? It offers an asylum in this
country to those who seek it, from “love
of liberty and hatred of oppression.”
Cannot tho poor lovo liberty und halo
oppression? But when and where did
these Biblo reading men obtain their
authority or discovor tho propriety of
discriminating against the poor ? Not
from the institutions of nur country, nor
from the book of God, hut from tho de-*
pravity of their own hearts. Can they
discover any word or sentence in tho
Holy Code which they insist shall be a
school hook for tho length and breadth
of this land, that instructs them to discard
the poor? Not ono! But if there are
any who aro treated as tho special favor
ites of God, and whom he orders man lo
protect and sustain under the penalty of
j loosing his favor, they aro this class of
lour fellow beings. Ilis promises and
denunciations abound iu regard to this
matter—-the former for those who will re
lievo the miseries and soothe tho sor
rows of the poor and distressed, the lat
ter for those who shall shut their ears to
their cries, “ Ho who considereth tho
poor, the Lord will remember him in tho
days of his trouble.” “ Whoso atoppeth
his ears at the cry of tho poor, ho also
shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.”
If, sir, the curse of God is thus de
nounced upon tho individual who shall
turn his hack upon the poor, what will
bo the fate of this great nation upon
which he has showered his blessings if
it shall have its councils darkened by
such false teachers? 110 tho grent God
makes this laud to overflow with his mu
nificent bounties, lie loads our tables
with luxuries which Dives himself know
not of; shall we even worse than Dives,
refuse to tho poor of the world tho very
crumbs which fall from these tables.
God forbid that our country should thus
oall down tlm scathing of his wrath. Let
us then repudiate these hcutlien teachers.
It is plain that their principles will not
stand the t'et of the Holy Book, and they
acted not unwisely when iu their n “,v
Platform, they r diove 1 it from th dr
contamination. I trust that before tho
next grand council assembles tlioy will
see the folly of being guilty of theilouhlo
crime of committing sins which make tho
“angels weep, and of calling on the Al
mighty, as it wore, to endorse them.” jjftg
The President*.
Facts for the Cnntots.—Thomas'*
Jefferson and John Adams both died on
the 4th of July, 182(1. John Adams
died in his Hist year, and was eightyeurl •
older than Thomas Jefferson; Tunim
Jefferson was eight years older than
James Madison g James M a lison was
eight years ol Irr than James Monroe;
and James Monroe was eight years older
than J. Q. Alains. The first five of
our Presidents—all revolutionary men
ended their terms of service in the 0 it’a
year of their age. Washington, hern
February 22nd, 1732; inaugurated 178‘J;
term of service expired in tho 00th year
of his age. John Adams, born October
ÜBh, 1705; inaugurated 1707 ; term of
service expired in tbo Otltli year of hia
ago. Thomas Jefferson, horn April 21,
1743; inaugurated 1801; term of servioo
expired in tho 60th year of his age.
James Madison, born March 4th, 1751 ;
inaugurated 1809 ; term of service ex
pired iu the OUtli year of his ago. James
Monroe, horn April 2d, 175!) ; inaugu
rated 1817 ; term of servieo expired in
the 00th year of his age.
An Ttkm for House Dealers.— An
English sporting magazine gives thefol
! lowing rule to determine tho height a
| colt will attain when full grown, aril
j says that in nine eases out of ten the rule
will hold good. When the eolt gets to
! throe weeks, or as soon os he is perfectly
( strengthened in the limbs, measure from
tho edge of the hair on the h >nfs to ths
middle of the first joint, ami for every
inch it will grow to tho height of a ban l
of four inches when its growth is natural.
Thus if this distance he found
inches, it will m-ike a h irse sixteen
hands high. Ily this moans a man may
know something what sort of a horso
with proper care, lie is to expect from
his colt.
llabe and Well-done.— We dearly
lore a witticism, when it falls from tho
lips of a lady. Here is a gem : A
young lady, in ono of our chief cities, a
j year or two ago, had accompanied !i*r
i “friend” to hear a literary leoture. On
their return, the gentleman remarked to
his “lady-love,” on the manner in which
the lecturer hail executed Iris task, and
thought the whole performance was rare,
“You may bo quite right,” said tho
lady, in reply, ‘ ■ but for my part I
thought it was ucU-ilone." Who was
right? Tho lady, of course.
jty Snooks says, “ Th" prottiest sew
ing machine in the world is about seven
teen years oIJ, with sborAloeves, low
uoek 'lrens, sad gaiter toot* on ”

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