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ST. PAUL, Min.
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0t. eioud, l|ay 18,1868.
the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupation
That is known as the Children's Hour.
39# hear in the chamber above me
W The patter of little feet,
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.
From my study I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
Grave Alice and laughing AUegra,
And Edith with golden hair.
A whisper, and then a silence
Tet I know by their merry eyes
They are plotting and planning together
To take me by surprise.
A sudden rush from the stairway,
A sudden raid from the hall,
By three doors left unguarded
They enter my castle wall 1
They climb up into my turret
O'er the arms and back of my chair:
If I try to escape, they surround me
They seem to be everywhere.
They almost devour me with kisses,
Their arms about me they entwine,
Till I think of the Bishop of Ringen
In his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine!
Do you. think, O blue-eyed banditti,
Because you have scaled the wall.
Such an old mustache as I am
Is not a match for you all?
I have you fast in my fortress,
And will not let you depart,
But put you down into the dungeons
In the round-tower of my heart.
And there will I keep you forever,
Yes, forever and a day,
Till the walls shall orumble in ruin,
And moulder in dust awayI
—Atlantic Monthly.
It was in the year 1779* and in the State of
Virginia, that the following incident is said to
have occurred as everything relating to our
first great war possesses more or less of inter
est, we feel anxious to contribute our portion
to the general fund of information.
The story is one of many which an ancient
grandparent of ours used to relate, and though
we were but children at the time we heard it,
the recollection has not as yet departed from
Early one bright morning a handsome, dash
ing young girl was riding along a solitary road
in the vicinity of the British encampment.—
With a free rein, and a bold, undaunted bear
ing, the lady fearlessly pursued her way, not
withstanding her proximity to the invading
was anything but safe.
A miles in the country, a little back from
the point where the young girl had made her
appearance, there was a handsome dwelling
which was owned and occupied by a patriotic
gentleman named Clement Moore. Mr. Moore's
immediate family consisted of a wife and two
children, a son and daughter, aged respective
ly, twenty-three and twenty years. Like most
well-to-do Southern gentlemen, Mr. also
possessed a number of male and female domes
tics, house servants and field hands.
At the date referred to, the family was sepa
rated, the members scattered in different direc
tions and the mansion deserted and closed.—
Mr. Moore and his son were away in the
swamps with their patriotic chief, Marion and
in consequence of certain suspicious movements
on the part of the British, and in view of the
enemy's well known policy, the negroes had
been quietly sent off to distant parts, with as
much of the furniture and articles of husband
ry as possible, and Mrs. M. and her daughter
Lydia had taken themselves to.a small and se
cluded cottage not far distant, there to remain
PEBNtr, and watch the course of coming events.
Suddenly, as would happen,- Mrs. M. was ta
ken very ill with a nervous disorder, and fear
ing to trust the alow motions of the only do
mestic they had kept with them—an old negro
matt—-Lydia, the daughter, mounted her favor
ite horse which', very fortunately, had not
been sent along with the rest—and started off
to call the doctor whoso residence was some
miles off.
Her course necessarily and unavoidably led
her not far from the British camp, but trusting
aH to Providence, and her own resolute spirit,
she unhesitatingly spurred forward on her er
rand. The hour was quite early, and without
let or hindrance, the-gallant young woman
reached the doctor's house, but only to disap
pointment at,hot finding him at home. Leav
ing an earnest message for his early attend
ance, she started b*ek and it is on her way
home that we first encounter her.
All the Country round, Lydia Moore was fa
mous for her handsome appearance .and our
forefathers wereJujtsA ^sc„ellent judges of
what is beautiful as we are .of the present day.
She was tail and queenly,: witlf aWeU develop
ed, finely proportioned form. Her complexion
was pure and white as the drifted snow—ner
cheeks as red and blooming as the best of
health could make them—her eyes a deep,
dark blue, and liquid looking, and her hair a
glossy brown, wavy and: markedly profuse.—
Her'mental gifts were also as rare as her per*
sonal charms, and not a lady in all Virginia
was more blessed-in mind and body..
And how having placed our heroine properly
before the reader, we will proceed with the
more active incidents of our sketch.
With her proud handsome head thrown ma
jestically baek, the young girl dashed along on
her way. All at onoe, however, she reined' in
ner horse and uttered a sudden exolemation.
The next moment she resolutely uttered: «I
can but try it," and she again pat her horse
into the gallop. .-'"^ ililaa •.• aoiJaorioD «oi
Advancing from a point toward Which she
was proceeding, shebeheld a weR mounted of
ficer, who was also speeding On his way with
considerable rapidity. Eihr«*6&Hdeq9Rojfi
Spurring her bora* into a run, Lydia boldly
dashed H»appeared to divine herinten
ikma for suddenly hmKew.nnd spee
dily placedhimself ia the favOreMe positions
iptereept her progress.
Speak umto the children of Israel that they go forward."—EXODUS,
••.,'• :. CH! il'.»v Tallica
That the Englishman meant to waylay her
there was no doubt, [j
On came our heroine, however, sweeping
like the Wind,'and evidently intending to run
down everything in her path.' The officer
seemed to construe the purpose aright, and ap
parently thinking it best to avoid the impend*
ing catastrophe, drew aside sufficient to let her
Lydia dashed ahead, congratulating herself
on her good fortune.
As she passed along, the Englishman sud
denly wheeled hishorse around, accomplishing
the movem.ent so quickly and nicely that he
was enabled to seise the bridle rem of Lydia's
steed, before she'had gotten out of the reach
of his hand.
A small whip dangled from the lady's wrist,
and quick as a flash aha drew back her arm
and gave her assailant a blow across the face
blood flowed instantly, and the Englishman
uttered a howl of pain but did not relinquish
his grasp of Lydia's horse, as she had calcula
ted he would.
"Let me pass at once, sir, or I'll repeat the
blow!" she exclaimed boldly.
'•Try:it again, you she devil, and I'll show
you no more mercy than I would a dumb
beast 1" shouted the enraged Briton.
•*I know just what you are capable of doing,
and act accordingly," responded Lydia, her
head erect and her eyes flashing fire. "You
wear a scarlet coat, and nothing more is need
"You area cursed rebel, and like all rebels
deserve but little mercy!" said the Englishman
grating his teeth with rage.
"Yes, base Briton, if to hate, and every way
in my power oppose wrong, injustice and tyr
anny constitute a rebel, I am one of the worst,"
rejoined the young girl, wholly carried away
by the deep indignation of her feelings.
"/ou talk bravely, my lady, and have had a
good teacher, but you can't frighten men with
big sounding words, replied the officer, stop
ping the blood from his wounded cheek, and
glaring fiercely at the dauntless maiden.
"I talk as I feel, minion of a tyrantking, and
like my brave father know nothing to fear,"
was the proud reply.
"Indeed," rejoined the Englishman,' deeply
and bitterly. "And pray my pretty heroine,
who might your brave father be Some ras
cally cuss, I'll warrant."
"Contemptible Briton, my father occupies a
place the like of you could never hope to as
pire to and no man living, friend or foe, would
dare hint a wrong, and couple the name of Col.
Moore with such ah act."
"Col. Moore, indeed! the rankest traitor
that ever lifted his hand against the lawful
sovereign," responded the Englishman through
his teeth.
"Liar!" cried the young girl vehemently.—
"My father is as true a patriot, and as brave
and honest a man as lives."
"A cursed rebel who deserves hanging, and
will get his dues the first time he falls into the
hands of his majesty's soldiers. I have been
looking for him and several others this long
time. Come, my lady, you must come along
with me into the camp. With you in our power
we shall have abetter chance of securing your
father, and will pay me somewhat for this cut
across the face."
"My brave father is safe beyond your reach,
and so will his daughter be in a few moments."
rejoined Lydia, again suddenly drawing back
her arm and dealing the Englishman another
blow, that for the instant fairly blinded him,
at the same time, she urged forward her horse
by hand and voice. Obedient to the will of
his mistress, the noble animal gave a plunge
and jerked away from the wiithing Englishman
and dashed ahead.
With a cry of rage, Lydia's assailant spur
red up his own horse and madly darted in
pursuit of the flying girl. At the top of their
speed the animals tore along the road. The
race was a determined and exciting one, but
everything seemed to indicate that Lydia
would finally outdistance her pursuer. rJo
On they sped for a mile at least, and the
young girl's heart bounded with her increasing
-prospect of escape. Suddenly, however, her
horse stumbled and threw her from his back.
Fortunately the soil was not very hard, and
our heroine escaped any. serious injury.—
Stunned and insensible, however, she lay
.stretched upon the ground. Her horse recov
ered himself immediately, and after running
forward three or four rods,stopped.
In a few momenta her pursuer reached the
spot. Bending down and over ths pale and
half unconscious girl, he muttered
"She's as handsome a woman as I ever put
eye on, and just as sharp-tongued and as bold
as she's' handsome."
"By my soul, I wouldn't have such a virago
for a crown of jewels. Curse her ready hand,"
he added, sullenly, and hatefully "I owe her
a deep debt, and woman as she is, I'm almost
tempted to put a bullet through her heart.—
"But no I'll take her into the camp she will
serve as a hostage for her father. Come, my
lady, you are past using your whipnow. Per
haps, if you'd been as ready with your hand
as tongue, you would have been on your way
home now, if you have one, and not in the
camp of the enemy."
Meanwhile, Lydia had slowly recovered con
sciousness, but neither word nor sign indicated
the favorable" change. With returning sensi
bility she finally realised the necessity of being
careful and cautious.. .-•-,•-,
The Englishman bent forward with the int
tention of lifting up the young girl, and his
position brought the butt of a pistol which he
carried at his waist, ia tempting proximity to
Lydia's hand.. With a sudden gleam in herdeath
bright eye and earnest gaze, the young girl
grasped .the weapon and sprang, to her feet,
almost Overturning Ihe astonished red coat.—
Quickly pointing the deadly weapon at the
Englishman's person, she exclaimedV «4*
"Advance one step towards me, miserable
poltroon, and as sure as I live,I trill shoot
you down.", *•. ^. v/^iif
'The Briton hesitated and set his. teeth, with
suppressed ragie.' The next moment he cried
out' suddenly* no deubt thinking he would
throw Lydia offiher guard a^uoii Lts?u\
l! '."
7 I860. NO ft
see. Her first emotions Over, our heroine
approached the fallen Briton. She stooped
down and felt his pulse. It had ceased to
"He is dead," she muttered., "God forgive
me if I have done wrong, for under no other
circumstances would, I have raised my hand
against a fellow creature's life"
At that mnmeut the hum of busy prepara
tion floated to her ears! from the British camp.
She knfew what the'sound* indicated.
The re-
port of the pistol had created an alarm.
"I must fly," she cried "or I shall yet be
captured, and dreadful would be my doom
Hastily mounting to the back of her horse,
she dashed forward) and without any further
adventure finally arrived at1 her seoluded
heme. In. that out-of-the-way corner, pursuit,
failed to reach her, and she escaped, without
the slightest molestation..
Concerning the adventure, Lydia said noth
ing at that time,:only revealing' the facts when
she felt she could do so without creating any
unnecessary alarm or uneasiness4.
""."—— fe^e o»
Speech of Cassius M. Clay.
We ban give only one or two extracts of the
masterly speech of Cassius M. Clay at Ottawa,
Illinois. The following will suffice for to-day:
The liberty of speech—that greatest of ail
liberties, the liberty of the press—how .are
these great constitutional rights regarded by
the slave democracy I have had some ex
perience in that respect, and know what they
say and do. When I attempt to show the
white race how slavery crushed them down to
the level or beneath the position of the slave
himself, I met these same men, who had been
all the time crying out to you and to me, "you
are a meddling Abolitionist don't discuss the
question of slavery in the North. If you want
to talk about slavery, go down into the Slave
States, and discuss it where it exists.'' I took
them at their word.
I was born in old Kentucky I was one of
the pioneers of Kentucky—the son of one of the
men who formed the first constitution of Ken
tucky—the son of the man, Green Clay, who,
as a representative of the district of Kentucky,
in the Virginia convention, signed the consti
tution of the United States in 1789. Born un
der the shield and parentage of both these
constitutions, I offered to discuss this question
of slavery right where it existed. What then
did they say? Look at the hypocrisy of this
slave Democracy! They said: "Why, Clay,
if you think slavery is such an infernal thing,
why don't you liberate your slaves? Prove
your faith by your works," I thought there
was a great deal of force in that argument, and
although I was not very conscientious about
that matter, yet, seeing that I was drif
ting in that direction, and willing to
go with the tide in favor of freedom, which
was so strong, I did liberate my slaves. Ev
ery one I had on earth. (Applause, and cries
of "good," "amen") No man new calls me
master—nor woman either, unless she does it
through affection. (Great enthusiasm for
Clay.) Then when I went out .to advocate the
same principle, what did they say? They
turned on me "Why, Clay, what have you to
do with the question of slavery It's none of
your business you don't own any slaves."
(Loud laughter and cheers.)
•I went on I issued the True Americau I
gave no number to slaves. I apoke on every
stump but when 1spoke I said: "If you do
not want your slaves to hoar, remove them
from the assembly. I speak not to slaves
address myself to free white men and women
But it made no difference, that I only spoke to
the white men. That was the very thing they
were afraid of. It was not an insurrection of
the slaves, but an insurrection ot the free
white voters-^-thai they feared then, and still
fear, (Applause "That's so.") So, in my
hour of bodily weakness, when I lay on a bed
of sickness, with a brain fever, brought on by
my exertion? in my unequal hand to hand
contest with the slave power, the. King armed
himself and came down upon me, and tramp
ling under foot the Constitution, the laws, and
the liberties of the people, bora away the press
with violence into Ohio, thus saying, virtually,
"There, in a free State, is the place for a free
press its voice cannot and shall not be heard
in the land of slavery."''
A voice—Was that in 1849?
Mr. Clay—No sir in 18*6. So, gentlemen,
these men got together, and through their
leader Thomas F. Marshall, in the name of
the respectable men of Kentucky, declared that
it was the common law of the slave States, that
freedom of speech and freedom of the press
could not co-exist with slavery, and that my
blood, and the blood of every man who dared
resist, would be the forfeit of resistance ["so
you did and they did she! my blood but
thank God! I stiU live ["thank God!"] to bear
eternal protest against this attempt- to over
throw all the liberties of the: people, [Ap
plause "good good."] .o /.
rtei •.•
The face of -our aoaeiao blanched, but shebeen
stood firm as a rook. Drawing his sword- as
he spoke, the Englishman dashed at her. ,.
With a strong nope that' her assailant "spoke
misery, our heroine pulled the *rigger, no Oth
8 Hte A Joud-jrauMf
Eahman stretched Out upon the ground. He
neither moved a limb or muscle as she could
A Ma to be Hung I
This is not a very startling announce
ment. There are always men to be bang,
besides a good many. others who (in the
world's judgement) richly deserve hang
ing. But only think of the crime for
which a man now lies under sentence of
in Camden, Arkansas, as we find re
ported in the St. Louis Expret* r,,J!
LATIEO Trfs N. Y. TBIBONB.—Some time since
a very respectable and Well-known oitisea of
St. Louis, named Henry A. Marsh, established
a neve depot at some point in Texas. Subse
quently, he established other depots in Camden
Ark., and Memphis, Tenn A foW weeks since
he received an order at his Camden depot fbr
fifty copies of the N. T. Tribune. As a matter
of business, Marsh undertook to fill the order,
and the package arrived in due course of time,
while he was absent at Memphis. It having
noised about Camden that the Tribwnt was
about being circulated, through the medium—
indirectly, however—of Mr. Marsh, a Commit
tee of three men were appointed to go after
Mr. Marsh and bring him beck to Camden.—
Accordingly, they proceeded oa their miesiew,
»ad, one sight, captured their ansuapeetiag
victim, in Memphis, and conveyed him
board^assteamer, and leaked him in a state
room. The captain of the boat, on learning
•„.{»• «8jio. nr .rto: t*: .^jo-rait r: ?r -»t£t9l
•'. a
fc! A '4 S. *p
We have sometimes been taunted with
the meagerness of our circulation in the
Slave States, though1 we have more stib
scribers there tban almost nny other jour
nal, whether issued North or Sooth.- It is
not the People's fault that we have no
more.' They want the Tribune, are wil
ling to payforit} but when the penalty
ofiraying it ia,death by strangulation, they
very .naturally .hang back.. Isn't it re
markable that (ss bur'opponents say) "the
Republican party is section a V* when its
growth Southward is stopped in this fash
ion?-ritf: Y. Tribune,••.-.•
"As Much Opposed to Slavery as
Four out of every five Democrats who may
be met in the streets in the Northern States
will declare themselves "as much opposed -to
slavery as anybody." They "only differ from
their Republican neighbors in their method of
opposing it. A large majority of them signify
their hostility to it by voting for Douglas. It
is this class of Democrats whose attention we
wish to call to a portion of Mr. Douglas' Sedi
tion Law speech delivered in the Senate on the
28d of January, 1860. It is as follows:
"Sir, I hold the doctrine that a wise states
man will adapt his laws to the wants, condi
tions and interests ol the people to be governed
QUIRE IT."—[Congressional Globe, 1859-6
page 559.
In one of the joint debates between Mr. Lin
coln and Mr. Douglas, in 1858, the former said
that his competitor was the only prominent
man in public life in the United States, who
had never declared his opinion on the question
of slavery in the abstract—the only man who
had never said whether he regarded it aright
thing or a wrong thing—the only man who had
never said whether he was for it or against it.
Mr. Lincoln was correct at the time he made
his statement. But Mr. Douglas has made
important progress since then. He now says
flatly that if he were a citizen of Louisiana, he
"would vote for retaining and maintaining sla
There is but one other utterance in our rec
ollection, from the mouth of a Northern man,
more impious than this and that is also a quo
tation from the public speeches of Stephen A
Douglas. In his speech at Memphis, on the
29th of November, as reported in the Ava
lahche, of that city, he said:
"The Almighty has drawn the line on this
continent on one side of which the Soil must be
cultivated by slave labor. That line did not
run on thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes,
for thirty-six degrees and thirty mluuies runs
over mountains and through valleys. But this
Slave line meanders in the sugar fields and
plantations of the South—[the remainder of
the sentence was lost by the confusion around
the reporter.! And the people living in the
different localities, and in the. Territories, must
determine for themselves whether their 'middle
bed' is best adaptod for slave or free labor."
If this be not a plain straightforward state
ment that the Almighty requires the existence
and perpetuation of slavery, we do not read it
aright. Blasphemous as the thought is no
other construction can be given to it.
After perusing these passages from the more
recent utterances of Mr. Douglas, hardly any
one will pretend to say that he is "as much op
posed to slavery as anybody." On the contra
ry, he is BB much in favor of slavery as any
body, for neither Calhoun nor Jeff. Davis ever
declared in more direct terms their beljex in
the righteousness of the institution. Neither
of them ever asserted more roundly their be
lief of the agency of Almighty God in making
merchandise of His children!—True American
iflr-Wo are assured that "the Douglas State
Committee have made up their minds to accept
Mr. Ottendorfer's resignation to-day, and send
the Germans adrift rather than risk any diffi
culty with their Know-Nothmg allies. They
think that (he Know-Nothings are of more val
ue than' the Germans. The latter, they say,
have already'in great part gone over to the Re
publicans, while the.former may be relied on
to furnish some thousands of votes to the hyb
rid ticket. Of course, after such an indignity
as new seems inevitable, bestowed on them in
the person of Mr. Ottendorfer, tha number of
German Douglas men will diminish. Some of
them will probably vote for Breckinridge .but
the great body will be likely to give their suf
frages to Honest Abe Lincoln, who is more tru
ly a Democrat in the best sense of the term,
and a nobler illustration of the glorious fruits,
of Republican institutions, than any other can
didate to the fleld.-^vV F. Tribune.
A Man is Kfao^n by th©"Coto
•'.^.j- ,. pany He Keeps. ion
By this role, what kind of a friend, to the
Union is Stephen A. Douglas Running oh a
ticket with an old and bitter disuaionist, he is
also supported by many of the ultra" fire-eaters
in the South. At the head of the Douglas
Electoral ticket of Alabama, is Ex -Goveraor
Houston, who, in a message te the Legislature
of that State, in 1857, used the. following
mngaage "We have everything to gain and
us to the confederacy."
The* 4s the kind of nm« tMt
Denglae. '•envevthe Union."-~Cm. 9amtfmT^i-
»il*fl!TA^Crwaa at?oq.o /ls
their intention, refused to convey the party,
and they were obliged to convey their captive
across the river in a yawl. Arrived in Cam
den, Mr. Marsh was arrainged on the charge
of circulating seditious and incendiary docu
ments, w*s convicted and SBBTBMCBD TO mi
HONO. Time was, however, given him to send
for his wife, and' permission granted him to
procure from citizens of St. Louis a certificate
of former good character, respectability, and
loyalty. The wife of Mr. Marsh arrived in this
city, en-route for Camden, and is stopping at
Barnum's Hotel, awaiting the completion of. a
petition already signed by many well known
citizens, of all political parties, for the release
of the unfortunate man whose only crime is em
braced in the faithful discharge of his business
relations. Mrs.: Marsh will'leave for Camden
to-day with the petition, numerously signed,
with the heartfelt prayers of the citizens of St.
Louis for tha safety of her husband from the
hands of.fanatical fire-eating captors,
£T~ T-
The Homestead Bill-Tho Record.
The Republican National Platform
adopted at Chicago, opposes farther rales
of Public Lands, and "demands' the pas
sage of a complete and satisfactory Home
stead Measure! Neither the Douglas Na
tional Platform, nor in that of the Breck
inridge Pasty, does either of these matters
so important to the people's interests, re
ogive*. word of attention. The reaolatieo
of the Repnblioaa Platform is as follows:
Resolved, That we protest against any sale
or alienation to others ot the Public Lands held
by actual settlers, and against any view of Hie
Free Homestead policy, which regards the set.
tiers as paupers or suppliants for public boun
ty and we demand the passage by Congress
Of the complete and satisfactory Homestead
Measure, which has already passed the House.
Upon this plain, unmistakable Home
stead Platform, Abraham Lincoln and
Hannibal Hamlin accepted their nomina
tion for President and Vice President of
the United States, and to this Homestead
Policy, they are both solemnly pledged
They are the only candidates in the field
who are so pledged..
Some of the Democratic) pacers, howev
er, are busy alleging tbai^Br. Hamlin,
when he was a Democrat (in 1854) on one
occasion voted and spoke against a certain
Homestead Bill. For what bur candidate
for Vice President may have done when in
the "gall of bitterness, and in the bonds of
iniquity" before bis conversion to the true
faitih of RtfmblieauiiflmT-neiahei the
Republican Party should be held responsi
ble, even if the allegation ia true. When
a Democrat, be naturally sided with* his
party now, as a Republican, he goes for
the Homestead, as an article of Republi
can party faith. To show that Mr. Ham
lin, «ven before' his nomination for Vice
President, was a true and faithful friend
of the Homestead, we condense from the
official record, the wJiole ttory in regard to
the recent effort to pass a Homestead Bill.
Let onr farmers and laboring men record
On the 6tn of March, i860, Mr. Love
joy (Republican) from the Committee on
Public Lands, reported a bill, previously
introduced by Mr. Grow (Republican) "to
secure Homestead* for actual settlers (m
the public domain". This MB, after sharp
opposition from the South, passed ojr a
vote 115 yeas to 65 nays—the nays all
from the Slave States, except Montgom
ery (Democrat) of Pennsylvania. In the
Senate, Mr. Johnson, (Democrat) of Ten
nessee, reported to substitute his own less
liberal and humbuging bill for that of Mr.
Grbw. Mr. Wade (Republican) of Ohio,
moved to amend the report by sub&itoting
the House Hdniesiead Bill. The motion
was lost—yeas 26, nay 31—tne yeas all
Republicans, except three, and the nays
all Democrats. Mr. Hamlin voted with
the rest of theJRepubKcans, in the affirma
tive for the' Homestead Bill, but Democ
racy beat them. Mr. Johnson's imperfect
bill passed the Senate, 4 4 to 8, Mr. Ham
lin and seven Democrats voting against it.
The House refused to concur, and the Sen
ate would not recede. Finally, after pro
tracted conleTene^ a committee of ntte
Senate* and House, reported a compronute
bill, embracing prominent features in both
the others. The House agreed to this re
port, by 115 to 51, and the Senate, by 3
to 2—the nays all from Slave States.
Of course, the President, following
Democratic usages, vetoed the biU:
It came back to the Senate, and the
question being, shall the bill pass act
withstanding the veto, it was lost, for wan$
of two-thirds, by the following vote:
TEAS—Anthony, Brown, Chandler, Clark,
Doolittle, Durkee, Feasenden, Fitck, Foot, Fos
ter, Gvinn, Hale, HAMLIN, Harlan, King,.
Lane, Latham, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh JStctij
Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade,
Wilkinson, Wilson,—28.
Republicans 19—Democrats 9'.
NATS—Bragg, Chesnut, Gr.tfenden, Davis,
Fitipatrick, Green, Hemphill Huntci, verson,
Johnson, (T«un.,) Johnson. (Ark ,) \Triarby,
Maaoh, Pearce, Powell, Svtasiuii, VvinfalL
tOr AN Democrat*, ami all from Slave
States! _\ fwrmw
Ou this, the vote whieh. dt&ha th* fiut
of the bill, Mr. A IN voted fir it, while
Mr. Douglas was ainom* thv a.iist.ftta.
SucH is^ the complete reo^fc
that the Free Homestead S was'__
ported by the Republican in mass, ami
that it mot its death at the bauds ot the
Sham Democracy.—Jlirtne^otiam.
Capture of General Walker,
'&*•-** **ar
of the West 18th, has arrived
below. The Spanish war steamer Fi
I re Walk-
ers1 army were5 *neatopear*TW boats S
ioarus eeptnred Wetter with h's 70 men, aad
very lillilMi and many wereaiek. They were
anmous to return to the UaitedStaiee-^rhen
tney promised they would never encase}* aa
*»ker eapadlUea agela^Uatrei S S
Rudlv wees to-be ahot.
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