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la rrjBLIIRID WBBkLT, BT JT.Weyaad M. U. Baiter, Editors tad Proprietors, At Oe Dollir end Fifty Canu per annum, lo sovaso., or Two Dollar!) I not paid whom lha yaar. tlalB and l-aner Job Priming. WC DA VI a larger aaaortment of Job typo, ana can do atrra work than any of Baa In this viciulty. We only ask a trial. Mar chant and other abo want Caaoe, Cwoulam, Pamphlets i Buses., Handbills, Bui-H-ADi. Ticssts, PaooB.-aM. Cataloouss, Will be accommodated in tbs shortest poiai Ma time moderate term. Music of Labor. The banging ol the hammer, Ths whirling of the place, rba crashing of the buaj aaw, The creaking of the crane, The ringing of lbs snail. The grating of the drill, The clattering of the turning lathe, The whirling of the mill, The butiiug of the spindle, Thi rattling of the loom, The puffing ot the engine, The fau'a continuel boom, The clipping of the tailor', iheres, The driving of the awl Tbeae sound of honest Industry, I lore I lore them all. The clicking of the magic type, The earnest Ulk of men, Jhe toiling of the giant press, The scratching ol the pen, Tho tapping of tha yard stick, The tinkling of the scales, The whistling f the needle, (When no bright check it pairs,) The bumming of the cooking store, The surging of ths broom, The pattering feet of childhood, The housewife's busy hum, The bulling of the scholars, The teacher's kindly call Tbesa sounds of active Industry, 1 1 jto I lore them all. I lors the plowma .'s whittle, The reaper's cheeful soug, The drove r's oft repeated shout, Spurring bis stock along", The bustleof the market man A ho hies thorn to the town; The halloa from the tree-top As the ripened fruit comes down; Tbe busy sound of threshers As they clean the ripened grain; Tho huiker's joke and catch of glea 'Neath the mooalight on the plain; Tho kind voice of tho drayman, The shepherd's gentle call These souDd of pleasant Industry, I lore 1 lore them all. Oh, there's a oood in labor, If wa labor but arigh', That gives vigor to the daytime, A sweeter sleep at night; A good that bringeth pleasure, JFven to the toiling hours, Tor duty cheers the spirit, As dew revives the flowers. TTien aay not that Jehovah Gave labor as a doom; No! 'tis the richest morcy From the cradle to tho tomb. Then let us still be doing Wbate'er we find to do. With a cheerful hopetulmirit, And free hand, strong anJ tru, SELECT MISCELLANY. To Clear Cofbkk.-- Havo it well browned, (of course) find put sufficient for a half gallon of water, say a teacupful ground fine, into a flannel bap, six indies square; tie the end tight, by a cord sew ed fast in the middle, so that the coffee lava loosely in it, and put it in the boiling water about half an hmir. If your coffee is not as clesr as eggs could make it.snme thing is not right. The bag should be emptied and riused in warm water, ready for use again, and the coffee-pot ia much easier cleaned than in the old way. Brighton Biscuir. (Said to keep a year if you wish). Four pounds of flour, two pounds of white sugar, one pound of butter, ten eggs, the juice and pulp of one orange, half a teaspoonful of soda ; roll out quite thin, and cut in rings, or any other shape y u please. A good plain cake is made thus: One vjp of sugar, one cup of milk, two cups of flour, one egg. two-nnd-a half spoonfuls of melted butter, two teaspoonful of cream of tartar, one of soda; mix the cream oft'ir lay with the dry flour, dissolve the soda in the milk, stir all together, and bake in a quick oven. To avoid using the acid, use eour milk, which is inoro wholesome. Bab Liquors. The kind of liquors drank in San Francisco is indicated by the following: The police lately seized a quantity of liquor kept for snle at several drinking saloons. The "brandy" was col ored with burnt sugar, and containing one sixteenth of a grain of sulphate of mor phine to every ounce of the liquor. Tire "gin" was composed of forty-seven parts of spirit and 1-ihree of water, with a dash of sulphuric acid. The "whisky" contained strychnine and creosote. The ''pale brandy " contained among other poi sons, Pruuic acid. Albauy Argu$. Modkrn Dsmocracv. The Washing ton Union ia the central organ, and its leading editorials are supposed to be sug gested or dictated by the President and members of (be Cabioent. Its Democra cy bears the stamp of authority, and here are specimens of it, taken at random iroui 1 leader of January 22: "the brute power of the majority!" "thy bnllotbo- of the mob.' "Away, then, witu tne demago gue appeals for the "will of the majority," With which the country a aowrifel" he toroll free "THE ONION OF THE STATES AID THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNION." VOL 26. nitltOllTOY 0UI0, THIRSOAY, FEBRIARY 18, 18.58. Mi. 8. HOW M A. 1 OKJ W 1 1.1.1 A MS BK CAM 13 A MI To It r job, or hwcastsr. About ten yean ago there resided iu the ittle villsore of Tioga, in the county of the same uame, a gentleman named Maj. Williams. He was very much esteemed by all who knew him, on account of bis agreeable and social disposition. In fact, he was extremely popular, and neioved and respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He waa tolerably well off, being posaaaaed of sufficient property to enable him to live oomfortably; while an amiable wife and several interesting children still farther aided to contribute to hia happiness. About the time spoken of above, a Scotch gentleman, named Campbell, came to reside iu the aame village. He waa em ployed by the wealthy firm of Phelps, Dodge dc Co., N. Y., city, to superintend one of the lumbering establishments near that place. Mr C. was strictly tempe rate, an excellent business man, and ad mirably adapted to discharge the duties assigned him in a highly satisfactory and creditable manner. It waa but a short time after his arrival that he became acquainted with Mr Wil hams, and in a few mouths they were fast friends. The Major delighteJ to be in his company, and frequently accompanied him about the country, when in the dis charge of his duty, and embraced every opportunity to make presents of various little articles. In the course of a year or two, Mr Campbell, who became a very efficient and trustworthy anent lor the company, wa removed bv them to a neighboring town some distance south, to superintend the erection of a rew lumbering establishment on a more extensive rcale. He took an affectionate leave of his par ticular fiiend, the Major, who was loth to see him depart fioin the village. It was seldom that lie had occasion to visit that portion of the county, and be had not been in the village for several years; but still remembered his old friend the Major, who had been so kind to him and embraced every opportunity to make inquiries concerning his health, otc. At last the mrweleome intelligence reached him that tho Major had taken to hard drinking, was neglecting hia business, and rapidly squandering his moans. Fiveyears had now rolled away, when one pleasant autumn afternoon, Mr Camp hell found himself at tho hotel in the pleasant village of Tioga, where he ha I spent M many happy hours of his life in the company of his friend. He had scarce ly alighted from his carriage and stepped on the piazza, when he was met by a man in a shocking bad hat, tattered garments and bleared eyes, who walked up and slap ped him on the shoulder and accosted hii: as follows: "Campbell, my old friend how are?" Why, Major Williams is this you? oan sca'celv reognize vou. How have you been V "But middling. Iam ashamed to meet vou: 1 have been unfortunate. In a word r am poor, and a mi-erable drunkard "I am verysorrv, Major, to find you in this situation.' reD ted Mr Campbell. 'What do yon follow? "Drinking liauor! But I want to re form won't you give me work at your mills?" "Yes, I can give you pleuty of work on one condition.'' What's that?" the poor man eagerly in quired. "Why, that you will pledge me never to taste liquor again, and I am your fiiend." Thu Major clasped his hand with de light while a tear glistened iu hia eye, and replied: "I will swear, Mr Campbell liquor shall never enter my mouth again." "Good! goodl exclaimed Mr C, that is a glorious resolution: and I pray God you may never break it . You can have work and good wages too. tret in to my i carriage and come right along with me." 'But my clothes are too poor, and my family are in want," exclaimed the Major in a desponding tone: "Don't grieve about that, here are fifty dollars go and buy yourself a new suit, and provide something for your wife and children." The Major did as directed, and the next day he was ready to start with his friend. Suitable employment was given him, and he worked faithfully and accumulated con siderable money. Happiness again reigned in bis family, and he frequently thanked his friend for resctiiug him from the downward road to ruin, and the brink of a drunkard's grave. Nobly did he keep bis resolution. In the course of a couple of years he re quested bis friend to recommend him to Mr Dodge fur a situation on I lie JM. i. lf Erie Railroad. This he gladly did, the very first time this gentleman came from the city, in the following manner: "Mr Dodge, you are well awaro that Major Williams has worked for us for some lime, and has kept his pledge." "I am sir," was Mr D.'s reply. ' Well, sir, be is anxious to get a situa tion on the railroad, and as the firm has largely invested in it, has requested roe to sneak to vou upon the sutaect. He is a I very worthy man and I would like to see him promoted. Mr D. made no reply for some minutes, but aeemed buried in thought, when he desired the Mijor to be sent for. Gu his arrival he addressed him as fol lows: "My dear sir, I understand you would like to get a situation on the railroad?" "Yes, sir, can't you do eomothing for "It is hardly to get in, but I will gladly assist you all I can. will you agree to lake any aitualion that rosy be procured . '. you i "I will," was the reply. -Then it ia fairly understood ."continued Mr Dodce "that you will accept any peat that may be procured for you, a ill" "Ye, sir, 1 agree to that." -Very well. I will BM what can be done ' ' Mr Dodge returned to New York, and some month, elapsed before anything was 3 froml.imoncerniug the Major's application. In the meantime, however, aP continued .tead.ly st work, triafng, like Mr. M.cawber, thai "something would "B ' lUAtULlh a letter -as received from Mr. Dodce, .Wine that he bad succeeded tn nrocur ng a actuation for Major William. procur ng .iiuhiu J . brakesman ou wo a. -" That evening, when the Major came in- to Mr Campbell', office ho took up the let ter .nd formed b,m that Mr Dodge had anpiwded in procuring b tu a situation as aucceeueu m uiwu." 0 br.kesra.nl a..n "Oh. mv God! Mr. Campbell 6raA-- - ' . , ,i k ;, mm on the cars-just think of Hi "It is rather an inferior post, repuen Mr C mr.bell, "but then I believe. Major, Mr. tvampoerr, uu. i anvlhinir .1.,, that you agreed to take anything that might be oftered to you. . "So I d d: but braketman on the cars! 00 1 u'u, uin. Great jewhicketty! just think of . . Sup- nose.omeof mv Iriends would be travel- pose son, ,y . . ,.' . nf ing on the road and on looking ou or he cars thev would be led to exclaim, is th.t cars, tuey ouiu Major Williams out there screwing that thing up?" Oh, my gracious! just think of it!' - , ., Well, what will you do? sa.d Mr. Campbell. "I will take it," said the Major, lean t forfeit my word. ' Tn a few dnva he reported himself to the Superintendent of the ro&d, and was placed upon a freight train as brakesman. After . . . . TV 1 l 11..,.! I.a I naking one trip to uunaira mm ui-, "j was promoted to a conductorstup ou tne same train. Here he got n good salary, and occupied a verv important position. .7 .. .1 I m.w.A He waa very attentive 10 wawwi j fulk realized the conhdftiici wr. l- reposed in bim. His object iu getting him to agree to take any post urn nugiiv v assi-med bim, was merely 10 ihwsmwm principle that a good Oian will fcgieo to rise giadually. Major Williams is now one of the best, most gentlemanly and responsible conduct ors on the New York St Eiie Railroad, and don't taste a drop of liquor. THE STATESMEN OX) DISU- The Editor of the Ohio Statesman is neither Postmaster nor tide-waiter. He talks right out as every independent Dem ocrat should against the Lecoinpton fraud, and is no longer weak-kneed about the Union because Southern nulhfiera bluster and threaten to ' let it slide," if tho Lo coinpton swindle should be rejected. We rejoice to see the revival, even in a slight degree aruoug the Democracy, of the old Jackson spiiit, which declared with irre sistible force "The Union must be pre served." It is refreshing to read such paragraphs as the following from the Stutesman of Tuesday. The truths and suggestions con tained in them ought to leaven tho whole party in the State: 'So far as the fate of the Union h in volved in this question, wo cannot bring ourselves up to tho point of entertaining the least possible apprehension. Disuuion enters into no part of our calculations. We have neither faith in it nor fear of it. But if the salvation of the Union depenJs upon so light a chauco as the adoption or rejection of the Lecompton Constitution is claimed to hang upon, its days are about mi 1 1 1 1 1 f 1 A at all events, and there is no halm in this Question, however decided, which could save it long enough worth much further trouble . to be If there be a party strong enough in the Smith to dissolve the Union, in cousequence of the rejection of the Lecompton Consti tution, the rejection would not lesiram or postpooe their efforts a single month. If thoy fail in finding one pretext for carry in on their traitorous machinations, they will soon seok and find another, until they come to an end in success or failure. 11 so bent on their hellish design, the last is of opposing and defeatiug them, which we should recommend, wouia ue conciliation and sacrifice. Iho true way to baulk extreme wickedness is to meet it with prompt and exemplary resistance Yield oue demand to bad and violent men, and thev will encroach upon you with an other at'iil more flagitious and intolerable." A Railroad Dscison.-- A decision was recently given by Judge Cushing of the Boston folice uoui't, in a caso 01 uin. merest to railroad travellers. J. lie quea- tien was, whether a person purchasing a through ticket for a certain day, has a right to stop at a way station over u,y-, and resume his journey the next morning, on the same ticket or its equivalent check. Tbia the judge decided in the amriuaiie. Econikt. W hen John C. Calhoun waa Secretary of War, the expenses of the army were reduced to $273 per man, per annum. Under the present extravagant administration, it costs us over &1000 a rear for each soldier. An appropriation hill for the army was passed a few days ago by Congre&, appropriating over $17, OOO.OoO, includiug deficiencies of former appaopntaious. A Parable fur HaaiueM Men. . There was once upon a time man who kept store and sold good wholesale aod . ji And be became melancholy, because customers were aby and limes were bard, And be raid: Lo ! I am ruined, and the dw.gree.ble. , And my rum a the more pa.nful to bear, because it a slow in progress, even as wa doth gr.du.lly beconn, hotter iu the pot wherein the lolaUr MA Mil the cru.Uceou. creature abneketh out ba soul ,n ,nt;u!,tt.- . . . . . Lo - A""-' to endure thr. slow torture. 1 will give my money .w.y to the poor man-even to the poorest which is be no printetu aa .r. P "Tf -J P mlf ' colu 0f desolation, and pa my day. in ,,:, nf l,rUn Lank, enrsino the - . . "V - umea "uu reuu'" ' u . . . ,1., ut m,,, nf , n rmun ami t hev who blow the flutes and instruments of ... .1.1:. i :n l. l. iriusii.-, eoirirmreu iu iuc uiu i win ujaaa in J .. . . - . - f 'blnk direct ors. Aud even as he said, so did he; for be WM not ,lk(JoU,er son9 wll0 efool. ih kaow jt not od key say they , ' ' P . rjt-.'uj w jQ j performing that which t , , . tor the sons of men are fickle, aud he Ljs . ,,',, v diminishing, the leatb of the nose u. " u ' ,Jfl flho diJ publish newspapers was made glad by f retail: and he did sound bis praises and t lllem ,noreovcr an,i did blow the trumpet uf fame respecting that man's dealings from the rising of the auu even t0 tl,e going down of tha same. And ho even the printer of papers t J I .L- -A-.L uiu magnny anu enlarge ujioir ine swt 0f gootls which the trader bad m Ins store, alllj ju pU lihIi the variety and the excel Mence, and the beauty, and Hie cliepneas .. K.-M.l I I ll - t .1 tuereoi, tin tue people yeai an 01 lueru, far and near, were aiuazrd. And they said, lo! this man bath gath- ered from the east and the west costly mer chandize and wares of wondrous value even the workmanship of cunning aitifi ficers and we know i; not. Go to, then. We will lay out our silver and our gold in those thing! which the printer printed of, and that which he doth publish shall be ours. Fortius man' 1 mer chandize is better than the bank notes of those who promise to pay, and therein lie, even banks of deposit which beguile us of our inonev and swindle us like am. But that trader was still sad, and he said, the money that these people bring me for the goods iu my store will I still i?ive to the printer, and thus will l ruin myself: 1 will do that which no man hatl yet done in my lime or before me. I wi make the printer man, whom all men scorn for his poverty, rich and he shall bo clad fiue linen, and shall rejoice. Aud the sons of men shall meet bim in the market place, and the sheriff shall shun him, aud the scoffers shall he rebuked, and shall take off their hat: to him that was poor. And he shall flash the dollars in the eyes of the foolish and shall eat bank note sand wiches Yea, even shall he light Iih pipe with railroad scrip and cast his spittle on the beards of other men For I will ruin myself, and be who ad veitises me shall enioy my substance But lo! the trading idhii eveu he who sold merchandize become rich, and even as the unclean beast lieth in the mire, so stir red ho not by reason of touch gold And the peaple flocked to his store from the North. And from the South And from the Est. And from the West. And the printer rejoiced, and his phat did abound. But the trader could not become poor and his melancholy ceased, and the smiles of happiness were upon hia lace And his children did become mighty i the land bv reason of the dollars wind manv of the people who road his adver tUemeuts had poured into the trader' money bags. Snnnnseri Fittal Effects of I n sound Corn. B. C. Bedford, Paris, Kentucky, in recent letter to us, says: "Our corn crop is verv much iniuredby the wet weather One of my Cleveland bay colts died a few days ago, I think from eating unsounu corn. A gentleman near teiitreviiie, iu this county, lost four or five colts d he, I am informed, supposes these deaths to have been from the same cause. We can not do better than to feed it to them, as there is very little that is sound in the country. It will bo dillkult to obtain suf ficed good seed lor planting 111 the spring. I shall endeavor to obtain old coin, 11 pos sible, for this purpose. It would be well for farmers to test their seed corn hetore planting. TLis can be easily done by planting a good number ot grains in a pot of earth and keeping it moist and warm in the house; it the seeU germinates in whole, or in part, it would show the ex act value of the corn for seed." Ohio Farmer. g& Health is getting lo be vulgar, and is confined principally to servant girls. 'n "Ulv" can nossiblv plead guiltv to 'being well" without losing caste. Spinal complaints are just now in the ascendant; no female being considered "good society" who possesses st length enough to lift a smoothing iron. THE h IGHT I N THE HOL'SE. The Waahington correapoodent of the New York Timet gives the following clear and graphic statement of the encounter be tween Keiltaod Or .v.an J the melee which enued. Every thing pasted off in excellent tem per, aud with leas excitement then ia usual to night seaaioii., until nearly 4 o'clock tbie morning. Mr. Grow, who is the recog nized Kepublicsn leader in the House, went vr to the Democratic aide of the Hall to talk with Mr. Hickman, of Fa. A. be turned to leave, Mr. Quitman lose aod ask ed lo make an explanation. Mr. Grow ob jected to any speeches which were out ol order, and then sttrM dowu the aisle with view of returning to his owa .eat, when Mr. Keitt, of.S. C. called out to him, ask-i ing, "Why don't you go over on your own u, OoJ d-n you, if you want to object? Wb.t Luianen have you over on tbi. aide, any how?" or something to that effect. Mr' Grow replied quietly aod coolly, saying, "This is a free hal!, and 1 have the right lo object from any part of it, when I boose. When in reaiioiise to an appeal from Mr. Harris, of Indiana. Mr. Grow withdrew hia abjections, in order to per mit Gen Quitman to go on. By this tin e, hc;tt, who seems to have tLppoMrd that he had onlv to look ferociously t . Northern man to wilt him anuwhopre- jmetf, perhaps upon the fact that he ia a m"re athletic man than the gtnlleman from Pennsylvania had crossed over to meet r. Grow, As the latter waa about to wr ... . ... pass rvnti inquire.! in a rulbanly tone, natdid you mean by that answer whicti you gave me just now? ' "1 meant precicsly what I said th.t this is a free hall, ami I will object fiom whatever put of it I see fit," was Mr Crow's reply, aa he looked his assailant calmly in the face. The chivalrous and entlemanly South Cirolinian returned to the charge, saying: 'I'll show you, JNM d Lilack Republican puppy!" Mr. Grow, still unexcited, answered, "You may tlii u W tne what you please, Mr. Keitt; hut let ine tell you that no nigger-driver .hall come up Irom his plantation to crack his ash about my ears"' '-We'll see about that," said Keitt, a. he caught Mr. Grow bv the throat. Mr. G. threw his assail ant's hand off, and Mr. Reuben Davis, also of Misfissippi.who had followed Mr. Keitt, evidently with the intention of restiaiding him, interposed at once for peace. Ibis ended tbedifhculty for an instant, but almost imrnedi itelv Keitt broke from Mr. Davis and rushed upon Grow seizing im again by the throat, when the latter planted a blow under the left ear of 'the gentleman from Stmth Carolina, whicl sprawled him fairly upon his face on the floor. Mr. Keitt picked himrclf up and after some iceffectual and random passes. eft the ball and was seen no more unti ufter the melee ended, except by some Iriends who sponged Ins bruises. I under stand he is of the impression that hef;6 bed his toe, and so fell ! The mistake, cer tainly, is excusable, for the blow which he finally provoked from Mr. Grow'a long sutf ring patience, was so severe that he would hardly bo expected to have any very clear recolection of the circumstances. These transactions which take so much time lo relate, were the work of a very few minutes and all occurred on the Democrat ic side of the lloue. When the blow was struck, a dozen Southern men rushed to ward the parties, some doubtless to keep the peace, and others to have a hand in the fight. Barksdale, of Miss., Mc Queen, of S. 0., Craige, of N. C, aud Renben Da vis were promineut in the sci image. Barks- dale spechcally states, and I doubt uottru !y that hid only object was to separate the contestants, tie and other opponents siez ed upon Grow at once, as Keitt was already hors du combat. To gentlemen ou the other side of the hall it looked very much as though the gontleraau from Pennsylva nia was to be cut into mince-meat, and the Anti Lecompton men rushed over in body to the rescue. Foremost came M Potter, of Wis, a very athlctic,compact man who bounded 11110 the centre of the exci ted group, striking right and left with tre mendous vigor. Washburne, of III, and his brother, of Wis, also were prominent, and for a minute or two it seemed as though we were to have a Kilkenny fight on a magnificent scale. Barksdale had hold of Grow, when Potter struck him a severe blow, supposing that he was hurting that gentleman. Barksdale tuaning around and supposing it was Elihu Washburne who struck him dropped Grow.and struck out at the gentleman Iron) Illinois. Cadwallader Washburne pereeiviugthe attack upon his brother, also made a dash at Mr. Barks dale, and siezed him by the hair, apparent ly for (lie purpose of drawing him "into chancery" and puinmeling him to greater satisfaction. Horrible to relate, Mr. Barks dale's wig came off iu Cadwallader's left hand and his right first expended itself with tremendous force against the unresist ing air. This ludicrous incident unques tionably did much toward restoring good nature subsequently, and its effect was heighteued not little by the fact that in the excitement of the occasion Barksdale restor ed his wig wrong side foremost. T'lore seems to be very little method in the struggle, and it was hard to tell who was in for earnest, and who was trying to restore order The Speaker yelled and rap ped for order, without efl'ect. The Ser geant at-Arms stalked to the scene of bat tle, mace in hand, but his "American ea gle" had no more effect than the Speaker's gavel. Owen Lovejoy and Lamar, of Miss, were pawing each other at one point eacu were probably trying to persuade the oth er to he still. Mr. Mott, the gray-haired Q.i her representative from Ohio, was seen going here and there in the crowd. Da vis, of Mias, got a asvete but acci Jeutal blow from Mr. Grow, and various gwntl men .iiatainwil alight bru aea aod scratch A Virginia repieaev.lalne, who thought Montgomery, of Pa, w.a strait to "pitch in, laid hi. hanj upon his arm lo MM bim, and we preniplorily oided lode wet or be knocked r-oan. Mr. Con ode. of P.., caught up a l.av stone ware apit toon.witb which to "brain" whoever might teen to deserve it, but fortunately did r:o4 auwceed in getting far enough into the ex cited crown to find n eppropri.te subject for bis vengeance; anJ all over ibe Hall every body was excited for the time. Fortunately, it did not last long, and no wespons were operdy diaplsyed. Whin order was restored, several gentlemen werr found to prewmt aa excessively tumbled and disordered appearance, but there re mained little tlae to recall the excitement Gentlemen of opposite juries crested over to each ether to explaio their p-cific dispo sitions and that they got into a fight where tbeir only purpose wa to prewtnt . fight. Mutual explanations and a hearty laugh at the ludicrous points of the dr.rna, were followed by quiet au4 retura toboiafceas. Frew ike New Tork Post Tbo future of Vaaglas With What Parly will lie no. Senator Douglas sun li free to take ei ther courie. He is as yd in Mill water w ith a perfect freedom of election to serve either master. If he goes with the North, I c must go a great deal further than be has gone, before he can find rest. If be goes with the South, he has m.ny steps to retrace. Whichever path be takes, be will have many things to be forgiven by his new shies, and he will find in either party many competitor for the prize op on which his eye is fixed, who will watch bis progress with envy and distrust, the material wealth, the numerical strength, and the intellectual activity of the free states preponderate in the Confederacy. They must sooner or later have the gov ernment, but they are not united under an organization sufficiently compact to resist the penetrating assaults of trie slavery phalanx; aird if the have other presiden tial timber, of .n earlier growih and of arger size than be could bope to meaaure in manv Tears, un the ottier liaud, tne South baa been promised the next candi date for the Presidency, and if it had col been, there is no prospect of the Admin istration party being able to succeed with any candidate upou the pclicy it is now striving to impose upon the country. If ihe country weie to be polled tomorrow upon tue President s Kansas pohev, it would be far more likely not to receive the support of all the slave States than to receive the suoport of any single oue of the free Slates, From such a partv Mr. Douglas would hardly desire a nomina tion, if he could get one, nor coula be get one if there was any possibility of elec ting a man with what is called, in the terminology of politics, "a clean record." Mr. Douglas doubtless made up bis rnn.d before separating from the Administration j cr;P uus or 1118 value ot thai staple ma that there was no possibility of electing I tei!""y depreciates, farrxars find it diffi. such a person, and that the choice of the Charleston Conventon would be some , or provide for their general necessary ex man. if anv cou Id b found, who would i pcditurei, aud ali cla'sea are involved. bring with him three or four free States. That he knows, no southern man can do, and if any northern man with southern principles can do it, he has goo I reasons for believing himself to be that man. It remains for the chapter of accidents to de termine whether by proving himself the most conservative and liberal candidate of the pro-slavery party, he will succeed in detaching three or four northern states Illinois Indiana, and Pennsylvania for example from the Republicans, and with them defy all competition for the nomina tion. It is for the chapter of accidents to determine whether he can go far enough for such a result without going too far. and whether it will be practicable for bim thus to bold with the South while run ning with the North. He has wily ad versaries and rivals, who will not allow him to occupy such an indefinite position between the two great parties of the country if they can help it, and be will require all the art of which he is master to avoid being driven within the lines of one or the other great parties, either as a cap tive or an all v. The Great Jbartliquake in -a pi a. A letter from Naples, speaking of the late earthquake, says: So far back as the 7th of December, during the night, a loud thunder under ground bad been heard, like the report of a great mine being blown up. This was followed by a trembling of the earth. In the commune of Bella, the earthquake of the lGth leveled hills turning the land over and over, and formed deep valleys. In half an hour before the first shock lock place, a light, as that of the morn, buug over the country, and a strong exhalation of sulphur was perceived. On the follow ing morning, after the double shock, and the thucder, about two milts distant from the city, a piece of ground consisting of nearly COO moggi, was found encirTed by a trench from 10 to 30 palms deep, and of the same width. The official jour nal ot last night says: "The description which the Inteiklniite 01 Bassilicata send us is such as to draw tears at every woid The details are too awful to report pub hcly, but the disaster is cruel beyond con ception." People speak confidently of 30,000 persons and upwards officialbave been destroyed and of fully 250,000 per sons official being houseless. And to remedy these evils scarcely anything has been done. Fifteen days after the time, bodies were rotting under the ruins. Some persons wero taken out alive 00 the eighth day. Pigs bad half oaten the bodies of children who were lying exposed without any one lo help thorn. TERMS Of ADVI&T1&IMQ. O Ho, tare, er lees, tinnliaa, aa aUaw 1 lewiee.lleeenif , aj '"s -.eMO. .sae.M Oi. Uaw,tra ,. " .. " t,eo " ,oe. i oo. t oe J0-"" a.oe. - t,e. lvo " t,oa. 11.00. " u.oo 4-J.."U'w- " . " ' . wwrTeelitatWss solid Brevier b ooaaMerad eSewera. (Advertisers as as I Be sartk-ular to (teak 'be naatMr wf leesrilwu M ... fac w lkw adrtrtiatesrats. or Ike, .ill t pal. Wis. uaa oreeeew est. w,4 cttar eeeoriiaglt tT Advertiaeateeir atoala be handee' y Tn.au aeasiae,te iseere iaseruou th.l eek. Progress irownwarel. Tbe principle is Ibis sad will ever remaiu in force, that men by nature ere In. Vmtkmtd Conyrmt 1778: T It a ooorederl 00 all hand, tb.t the right to be free can Deter be alienated. i CoHtinentmi Cvnyrtu. X-eTll la among iaj first withe lo 00 plan by which siatety in lha euontry may be abuliabej by .- Wa.a- MNffta JOT Slavery is contrary to the law of naiu' and of nations U iu. Wirt. Tblavery la a dark apul ou the face of the Halloo. Lifaiullw. rSlavery ia repe-n.nt lo the princi ple of ChristUMiilv ; it proarates .very be nevolent action of the human heart. Pat rick Henry. 7 lbe wsy, I h ia preparing, un der the auspice of Heaven, lor a total ein.ncipetior.. JeffrrtM. y ' We intend the Constitution to be THE GKKAT CHARTER OK HU MAN LliiERI'Y lo the unborn wMm who .ball eijjuy its protection, and who should never tee that such id institution aa slavery was ever knuwu 10 oar tuiiiat," James Madiron. 3T "Slavery exists in Kansas under the Constitution." James Buchanan. Xy "The The Suth now maintain, that slavery a right, natural aud necessary, scd does not depend on difference of com plexion. The law of the Slave States justify the holding of WHITE MEN in bondage. Richmond Enquirer. Wew and Good. "Governor Gilmer, of Georgia," o say. a Georgian contributor lo the 'Editor's Drawer' of H.rpet's Magixine. "had a passion for ouying .11 sorts of old iron truck, broken down wagons, .nd lucb rub bish, which be had piled up in the yard, under the impression that it would come into use some time or other. It annoTed hi. wife cxcessiveli ; and one day, when the Governor was eway from home, she had the whole pile carried off to auctioo. h so happened that just as the auctioneer had put upthe whole lot.the Governor was riding by, and buy be would; for, ta ho locked at it, he declared that he had a lot at home in which there were several things to mstch. He bid ten dollars aod the whole concern was knocked down to him. A few day. afterwards he was ad miring Mrs. Gilmer's new bonnet, and asking ber its cost, she said: ''Ten dollars, husband ; the same ten you paid for your old iron, and if you don't clear it out of the yard I shall sell it again . The Governor shortly after that retired from the iron business. Advice to Fakmers. The almost ex clusive attention paid to wheat raising by the farmers of the North-west, ia coutrary to their ou u best interests, aud to the g. neral prosperity. Whenever the whett ; ou'1- 11 not impossible, 10 pay their debts 1 m'jre or leS io fimacia! difficulty Soui.d policy dictates the culture of a greater di versity of staples. M:o do not live by bread alone. Betf, butter, cbetise, fruit, vegetables, sugar aud a multiplicity of other articles of food, are requisite for the well being and comfort of the physical inner roan. All of these article can bo produced advantageously in the North west Brirgi.vg Home an Isaca. The St. Louis Ltader, (Dem.,) in defending the anti-Filibuster policy of the Presidentays: To Senator Davis we have but one word to say one little reroaik: You propose to strike the shackless from Central An erica; Garrison wants to do the same for Mississ ippi; if you can go filibustering to Cuba, why should not be or Gov. Seward goto Louisiana ! Two more Mir Hcko. A correspond ent at Fort Wayne writes to us that tho "Regulators" in Noble county hung two more men on Saturday, at Kendalville. The excitement in Noble and adjoining counties continues great. The same "Reg ulators" who hung DcDougal at Ligon. ier, an account of which we published yesterday, hung the two man at Kendal ville on Saturday. I Indianapolis Journal, 3d. Novel Baptism. A Chinese woman, in full costume, was baptised at the Pres byterian Church in Pittsburgh, on Sun day. She came to this country two t ear ago, or more, in the family of Dr. Hap- per, tor many years in Ibe Chinese Mis sionary service. She intends returning with tbe Dr. and bis family, to China. C9"Susan, can you paise butter f" "Thirtainly, thir. Butter ith a common ihubthtantive, ueuter gender, agreeth with buckwheat caketb, and ith governed by thugar molatheth understood." 9"Mr.Ex-Secretaiy Stanton compute, the Pro slavery vote at present in Kansas at 2,000, to which he adds 1,000 more who live part of the lime in Kansas and part in Missouri aed tbe free State be estimates at from 12,(100 to 15,000. fT"Failh and shurc," si id Path rick, me3t ing an engine, "toots tbe divil."-- "Ocb, no," said Mike, "it's ownly a stameboat huntin for walher." The plough, tbe press and tbe Yankee are bound to go together around tbe work'. When the last makes a "claim," be begins by guiding tbe first, aod setting op the second.