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THE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE
Miscellaneous.
From Wolfert's Boost.
THE CONTENTED MAN.
BY WASHINGTON IRVING.
I . In the garden of the Tuileries there is a snnny
( eornor under llio wall of ntcrrnco which fronts the
. aouth. Along the wall is n range (if benches com
, mniiding a view of tho walks aod avenues of the
, garden. This genial nook is n place of great re
port in tlio hitter part of ntituimi, ntiil in line days
in winter, as it set ms to retain the flavor of dc-
'lrted summer. On a calm, bright morning it is
onito nlivo w ith nursery-maids and their playful
litllo chnrccs. Hither also resort a ininibir of
nneiont ladies and gentlemen, who, wiih laudable
thrift in small pleasure nnd small expenses, for
which the French arc to bo noted, come here to!
enjoy sunshine nnd save firewood. Here may
often bo seen sonic cavalier of the old school, when
tho sunbeams have w aimed bis blood into some
thing liko a glow, fluttering about liku iv fros! bit
ten moth thawed be lure tho fire, putting forth n
foeblo show of gallantry among tho ntitiipnntrd
dames, mil now nnd then eyeing the buxom nur
.sory maids with wh:it might uluiost be mistaken
for an air of liborlir.iMit.
jVra i" t'.io -.nbitual iVc
1 had i lien rcnintKcd nn old ccntlenuin,
dress was decidedly nntiii'ovobuional.
the three cornered cocked bat of too audi nt re
gime ; his hair was iii...led over each ear into
aileK ik' j-iifoii, a stylo strongly savoring if Euur
(bonism ; and n queue stuck out behind, tlic Iiyalty
of which was not to l,o disputed. His dress,
though ancient, had an air of decayed gentility,
nnd I observed that ho took his simfT out of nn
elegant though old-fiHiioncl gold box. He np-
fi eared to be the most popular man on tho wall;,
le had ft compliment for everv old ladv, he kissed
every child, nnd patted every littlo dog on the
head ; for children nnd little dogs arc very impor
tant members of society in France. I must ob
serve, however, that he seldom kissed a child with
out, at the same time pinching the nursery-maid's
cheek ; a Frenchman of tho old school never for
gets his drniirs to the fcx.
I had taken a liking tj this old gentleman.
.The.o was an habitual cxpicssiin if benevo
lence in his face, which I have very frequently
remarked in these relics of the politer days of
France. Tho constant interchange of those thou
sand littlo courtesies which imperceptibly sweeten
life, have a happy eii'cct upon ihc features, nnd
spread a mellow evening charm over t'.io wrinkles
of old age
,-.r iI.Ij .1o
i, whose
lb) wore
Where there is n favorable nredisnosllion. onp
soon forms a kind of tacit intimacy by often meet-
' II.. T .
ing on tlic same wnlxs. Unco or tw ice 1 neconi
moaated him wi'.h a bench, after w hieh wo touched
hats nn nissini' each oihnr: nt lem-tli we ri.l. rc
t , c f., l... .. c .,(r i ,. 7i... c i.:..
lai H3 l l.lnV II ,11,1 II I'l fllllll III,'1.'!!!! ! UIH I'l Hil'
Kit !,! ! U e ,,nv,.!.nt nui inir !f tn,! her in
the Fast - iV.,m that time our ncr.n.-.int.inco was es-!
tablished.
I now became a frequent companion in bis mcrn-i
ing promenades, and derived much amusement
from his good-humored remark on men nnd man-
nerB. One morning, as wo were strolling through
the alley of tho Tuileries, wi'.h the autumnal
breeze whirling the yellow leaves about our path,
my companion fell into a peculiarly communicative
vein, and gave me several particulars of his his
tory. He had once been wealthy, and possessed
of a fine estate in the country, and a noble hotel
in Paris: but tho revolution, which c Sec ted so
maity disastrous changes, stripped him of every
thing. He was tecictly denounced by his own
steward during a sanguinary period of the revolu
tion and a number of bloodhounds of the Conven
tion were sent to arrest him. lie received private
intelligence of their approach in time lo cU'ect his
escape. Ho landed in England without money or
friends, but considered himself singularly foitu
nato in having his head upon his shoulders; sev
eral of his neighbors l aving been guillotined as a
punishment for being rich.
When he reached London ho had but a louis in
his rocket, and no prospect of getting another.
ate a solitary dinner on beofstake, and was almost
poisoned bv port wine, winch, Ironi us color, lie
bad mistaken for claret. Tho dingy look cf the
chop house, and of the little malioguny-eolored
box in which he ate his .inner, contrasted sadly
with tho u-nv saloons of Paris. Everything looked
'gloomy nnd disheartening. Poverty stared him in
the face ; he turned over tho few shillings he had
of change ; did not know what was to become of
liiiu ; and went to the theatre !
lie took his seat in tho pit, listened attentively
to a tragedy of which ho did not understand
a word, and w hich seemed made up of fighting, and
Btaliliins. nnd sccno-shifiing, nnd began to feel bis
spirits sinking within bun ; when, casting his eyes
into the urchesta, what was his surprise to recog
nise an old friend and neighbor in tho very act of
extorting music from a huge violincello
As soon as the evening's performance was over,
he tapped him on the shoulder; they kissed each
nther on each cheek, and the musician took him
home, nnd shared his lodgings with him. lie
had learned music ns nn accomplishment ; by
his friends ndueo he now turned to it as n means
RutirKiit. Ho procured n violin, offered himself
for the orchestra, was received, and again con
sidered himself one of the most fortunate men up
on earth,
Ilere, therefore, he lived for many years during
tho ascendancy of tho terrible Xapoleon. lie
found several emigrants living like himself, by the
exercise of their talents. They associated together
they talked of France and of old times, nnd en
deavored to keep up n semblaneo of Parisian life
in the centre of London.
They dined at a miserable cheap Ircnoli rcs-
tauraut in the neighborhood ot Leicester nuarc i
wherothey were served with a caricature of trench.
coowcry. i ui.j mm un-ii n ..iu.:i.a,.t ..I . . ...mo ,
lrlr nnd endeavored to lunev it the I uileries : I
in short, they made a thift to accomodate them
selves to everything but nn English Sunday.
Indeed the old" gcntleninti seemed to have noth-
in to say against the t,nglish, v horn he niurmcu
to lie biace yens ; nnd ho mingled so much among
them, that at tho end of twenty years he could
speak their laugungc almost enough to bo under
stood. The downfall of Xapoleon was another epoch in
his lifo. IIo had considered himself n fortunate
man to make his escape penniless out of France,
nnd he considered himself fortunate (o be able to
wtnrn nenniless into to it. It is true that ho found
his Parisian hotel had passed through several
hands during the vicissitudes of the times, so ns
to be beyond the reach of recovery; but then he
bnd been noticed bcnignantly by government, nnd
had a pension of several hundred francs, upon
which, with careful management, he lived inde
pendently, and, as far as I could judge happily.
JS IJ1S Ulice fcl'lCIlUHl IIUIVI ii n
nf tie :
room up two pair of stairs he was still in his own
house." His room was decorated with pictures of
sevcrnl beauties of former times, with w horn he pro
fessed to have been on favorable terms ; nniung
them was a favorite opera-dancer who had been
the admiration of Paris at the breaking out of the
revolution.- She had been a proteijee ot my mend,
and ono of the few of his youthful favorites who
survived the lapse of time and its various vicissi
tudes. They had renewed their ncquaintance,
and slio now and then visited him : but the benu
iifnl I'm'iliii. once the fashion of the day and tho
M,l of the nurterre. was now n shrivelled Utile old
. , . . i l 1 .1 i il..
M a Hotel ffarm, ue urea a sma cm.,, oer '
it was but." ns he saia.-ciianging ins ueu.
... . ...
in tl, Implied, nnd with a hooked
vwiiiuii iii'v
nose, v ,
The (il l gentleman was a devout attendant upon
levees j be was most tealous in his loyalty, nnd
could not speak of tho royal family without a burst
of enthusiasm, for he still felt towards them ns
his companions in exile. As to his poverty, he
made light of it, nnd, indeed, hnd a good-humored
way of consoling himself for every cross and pri
vatum IX ho had lust his chateau in the country,
he had half a dozen roynl palaces, as it were, at Ins
command. Hhad Veailles and St. Cloud fi.r
hii country resorts, and the shady alloys of tho
fuilerios and the' Luxembourg for ins town
creation. Thos all his promenades and relaxa
tions were magnificent, yet cost nothing. "W lien
I walked throuHb these fine gardens." said he, "J
have only to fancy myfclf theownerof them, and
they are mine. All these gay crowds are my vis
Mere, and I defy the grand seignior himself to die-
play greater variety of beauty. Now, .what is
hotter, I linvo tint tlm trouhlo of entertaining them.
My cstntc is a perfect San Souci, where every ono
dues ns lie pleup es, and no ono troubles tho owner,
All I'm is is my theatre, and presents mo v illi a
continual spectacle 1 havo a table spread for mo
in every street, find thousands ol waiters ready to
fly at my bidding. When my servants have wait
ed upon iuo,I pay tliem, discharge them, and thero's
an end ; I have no fears of their wronging or pil
fering mo when my back is turned. I pon the
whole,'' said tho old gentleman, with n smilo of
iiitiuilo good. humor, "when 1 think upon the va
ults risks I havo run, and the manner in which 1
have escaped them; when I recollect nil that 1 have
j suffered, nnd consider all that I at present enjoy, I
cannot but look upon myself as a man oi singular
good fortue."
!uch was tho brief history of this practical
philosopher, and it is a picture of many ft French-
man ruined by tho revolution. The 'French np-
pear to have a greater facility than most men in
accommodating themselves to the reverses of life
and of extracting honev out of lb" b'lter th'.ncrs of
this world. The first shock ef cnbtmitv is ni't to
overwhelm!! them : but w hen it is once past, their
natural buoyancy of feeling s ion brings them to
the surface. This may be called tho result cf le
iiy i f character, but it answers the end of recon
ciling us lo misfortune, and if it he not. true yhi-
losmdiv. it i. somethin! almost ns efficacious. liver
; s,; c" ' havo hoard the story of my littlo i rcncli-:
: man, I have treasured it up in r.iy heart! nnd I
thank niv stars i have e.t ctiL-th ound what 1 had
considered ns not to be found in cr.rtli a content-
cd man.
cnirtli lound what 1 had
.
P. S. There is no calculating en human happi-
ncss. ince writing the foregoing, the law of in-
has been passed, and my friend restored
to a great part of his fortune. 1 was absent from
ut the time, but on my return hastened to
congratulate linn. 1 kunul linn muguilieentiy
lodgtd on the first floor of his hotel. 1 was usli
cred, by a servant in livery, though splendid sa
loons, to a cabinet richly furnished, w here I found
my littlo Frenchman reclining on a couch. Ho re
ceived mo with his usual cordiality; but I saw
the gaycly nnd benevolenco of his countenance
had lied : he had an eye full of care and anxiety.
I congratulated him on his goot fortune. '"Good
futune ?" echoed he ; ''bah 1 I have been plun
dered of a princely fortune, nnd they give mc a
pittance as nn indemnity."
Alas 1 I found my Into poor raid contented
friend one of the richest and most miserable men
in Fan's. Instead of roj.'iicing in the ample com
petency rertcrcd to him, he is daily repining at
the tupcrfiuity w ithheld. He no l inger wanders
I in happy idleness about Paris, but is n repinin
nttondant in the antc-chambcrs of ministers. His!
1 1 1.... .. t ,1 ..-111, l,lo ,,. . I, ft enrmrs
oyalty has evaporated with his gayety : ho screws
:his mouth when the Ibiurbcns are mentioned, and
even shrugs his shoulders when he hears the
' nr.iRp of i Iio X: inn-. Inn. word, lie is or.n of I he
" f-' " '
1 man v nhi h soohcis undone bv the la w of i inlenui it v
ami iiis ease is desperate, "for I doubt win tiler
store
man.
even another reverse of fortune, winch should re
nin to povtrtyvouli make bun again a happy
WHAT SAITH THE FOUNTAIN?
Whet saith the fountain,
Hid in the glade,
Where the lull mountain
Throwetliits shade?
"Deep in my waters, reflected serene,
All the soft beauty of Heaven is seen ;
Thus let thy besom, from w ild passions free,
Ever the mirror cf purity be."
What saith the streamlet,
Flowing so bright,
Clear as n beamlct
Of silvery light ?
"Morning and evening still Coating along,
Upward forever asceudeth my song;
lie thou contented, wbat'er may befall,
Cheerful in knowing that God is o'er all."
What saith tho river,
JJnjostie in flow,
Moving forever
Calmly nnd slow ?
"Over my surface the great vessels glide,
Ocean-ward borne by my strong heaving tide
Toil on, my brother, life vanishcth fast,
Labor unwearied, rest ccmeth at last."
What saith the ocean,
Boundless as night,
Ceaseless in motion,
liesistless in might?
' Fountain to streamlet, streamlet to river,
All in my bosom commingle forever ;
Morning to noontide, noontide to night,
Soon will eternity veil thee from sight."
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WILHELM.
From the Crayon, Feb 28.
"OUR COINAGE."
Tho readers of the Ciaioti will find on another
page nn article, by an eminent sculptor, on the
appearance of our national coins. It is high time
to commence a crusade against the rude faces they
pscsent. There is probably no civilized nation
wlwwo coins are so unartistic as ours. Nay, wo aro
. , CL- are more ul,mi,mi.
ae rnamelltcdi B;nco thcy do not pl.etend to
.hin i,ira(i sijnitii'ancc, nnd that is com,
,J. J- .i. : 1 n..n.i...
plc'o. We aim at something artistic, nnd produce
something that we haye never liked to show in
other couu tries.
Wc well remember one day show ing cne of our
gold coins to somo of our fellow students in the
school nt Paris. One of them took it nnd look
ing nt the head, remnrked quietly, nnd ns though
he'feared to mortify us, "it is not at nil well mod
elled " nnd wo were competed to say, 'it is exe
crable.' The head is bud on nil the coins, from the
cent up, but it is better thnu the eagle, una mat,
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still bolter man tno iuu icngui ui Kiunrij. im
only tolerable device in uso is, the denomination
of the coin is enclosed iu a wreath of laurel ;
though the significance of this we could never
comprehend.
Tho imprint on a coin demands two things to
make it ceniploto in significance and acuracyof de
sign. The coins of most European governments
present on ono side the emit of arms of the coRntry
and on the other, the head ot the reigning sover
eign, llieiormer la iruuuiuuui, iwm ntauiui.o
r:"Trr-". fMm, ftll tllillg renre.ci.ted-
i. "'"" 7- ...
a..,. ...nan ... ftkf.il mi'nnii ir. iiiti. UN nriiMiu
representations of the objects and given with the
same form and quaintness which thcy have borne
for ccntuiics, nnd which have become reverend
from age and nssocintion. They nro memoranda
,.r l,a ninth of the nation, inscribed with barbar-
io graphically, and never to ue inouineu or
effaced. ... , , .
Heraldry is a system of hieroglyphic writing,
and Art proper has nothing w hatevcr to do with it.
If we leave heraldry proper, nnd luuko nn orna
mental desi.?ii for a coin.' we wok iu suMoction to
the laws of taste, nnd Hint which we do is open
tj
I criticism ns a worK ot art.
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Uur country hub iiu imnnunj hiiubw
achievements nre coinniornted by the hieroglyphic
tvnes of the college of heralds it cannot of Course
have n heraldry, and to attempt to get up a coat of
arms for the I nitea states 01 America is biuipiy
ibBurd
TV we wish to ndopt nn emblem, it is very well,
but let it te distinctly understood thut heraldry
has nothing to do with it, and that its representa
tion must be in subjection to the laws of taste. We
Imvn chosen the eagle. Good I He is a noble
KirH nnd nroncrlv rorresented. would mike a beau
tiful medallion. The substitution of his hend nlone
for that deformed figure labelled 'liberty' would be a
good step, nnd in the hands of a good sculptor the
i,i,,d would make a more brautiful coin face tbun
nf we know.
But our eagle is an ornithologioal curiosity a
sprawling. etraudliDg, ungniniy, graceieee ining.
which any school boy who had evor soen a bird of
any kind should bo ashamed to draw. It violates
every law of anatomy and taste alike. There lies
before us. a half dollar of 1854, n late coinage.
Will any man w ho is cnpablo of seeing a difference
between n golden pheasant and a Shanghai cock,
look for ono minute, at tho bird nn that coin and
then say that it does not offend him.
Turn it over! You have what is supposed to
represent liberty an effigy, but still not an heral
dic one. Wo do not know where, or how, or by
whom, it w as designed if indeed, it was designed
nt nil, nnd did not como by chance but we ore
suro that we could go into any French lifo school,
nna una n lny ot sixteen w no wnum lurnisu.
; a oetttcr uesign man a
in half an hour,
in every respect. It Is so uauiy urawn tnat
it becomes perfectly ridiculous, mid beneath
criticism,
W hy is this? It is not becauso there is not
enough talent in the country to secure a good design,
An expense of one thousand dollars would give us
a complete set of deigns which would make our
: coinage the most beautiful in the world worthy
iof a noetic ami pciteresuno country. The dies and
coining would cost no more than at present, and
instead of the wretched things which greet us
when we draw n coin from our pockets, we should
see community works of art models which nn as
piring young sculptor might emulate. It is nn
excellent point from which to begin a reform ol
national taste
Rut w hat to
In l.n'Mnnd, n
practical nrtist directs them, nnd tho models for the
cjins r.rc made by somo of the lirst artists in the
country ; but here, wo cannot even determine upon
whom to chargo these atrocities,
fan not we have n National Fine Art Cominis
dcimiiiy I sion, w ho shall suprcintend not only this matter
but tho artistic interests nt Washington the oriui
l'uris j mentation cf our public buildings tho selection
ot pictures ami statuary r it wouia eosi nouiing
to do 1 W ho governs tlieto things (
in I'.ngtnnd, ntvi. wc ncnevo inrougn r.uropo, a
for there are competent persons enough in the
country who would willingly servo unpaid, nnd.
even if they wero well paid, the country would
save by it in not being obliged to pay tho ridicu
lous prices they have paid for somo of tho na
tional ncipisitions in tho lino arts lino. It is just
as easy to have theso things well dono ns badly
done, nnd infinitely more profitable in tho long
run.
HOW STATUES ARE MADE.
, j t,,"lu,i()V numerous workmen ut cheap wages
.. . I J
" Dick Tint," tho Floronco correspondent of the
of the X. V. Times, writes that the inducement for
American sculptors to remain in Italy Powers,
Hart, Crawford and others is that they have con
stantly on hand more orders than they can execute,
, , , , . , 11' .1 '
' mm lde w hut their employer sets before them in
'. plaster, receive Italian wages, a small daily pit
Wc quote:
" Theso workmen, who actually perform the
w hole or nine-tenths ot the chiselling, cutting in
tance. Jt taken to .New lorU, they would nt once;
triple and quitJruplo their Italian earnings, and
would probably set up lor themselves as carvers
in n small way", or as decorators and ornanienters
of churches and public buildings. The chisel is
no longer the tool of the master sculptor his instrument
is n:i odd bit of stick, with which he
scoops nway at the figure in clay, or "at the end,"
ns lie will tell you liimselt. Y hen tinisnetl, as
nearly ns such material can be, n mould is taken,
and from that a east in piaster. If necessary this
coat is further finished and sand-papered, nnd is
then handed over (o the cutter, whose duty it is to
execute nn exact, Ac siniilc in marble. The sculp
tor proper may never touch this marble, and when
ho is told it is'donc, he is ready to deliver it to its
owner. The workmen in Mr. Powers' studio have
executed not far from forty Proscrpines from the
ono plaster original composed by the master, and
tho (Jrcek Slave has in the saiiio v.ny been pro
duced three or four times. The best bust maker
in Italy never touches the marble, lie may sug
gest or order hair strokes hero nnd there, but he
does not handle tho screpcr himself. In all this
the workman, though ho may executo, unassisted!',
the statue, the hcid, or tho group, is no more the
author of bis work than is tho clerk who copies
the Prime Minister's rough draft, or the cabgraph
! ist wdio engrosses a set of resolutions. You can
see how impossible it would be for sculptors, occu
pying nnd requiring in tins way tho work ot many
men to transport their studios to America."
Determined. A provincial Judge, who was a
gl eat. OHIO 111 nm wuj, i.mi;u uiu'i uuuii u, i.-iii ii
! to seo linn. A valet announced him. "lellluml
am in bed " "Sir, ho says he will wait until you
are risen." "Tell him lam very ill." ''He says
ho will prescribe some remedy." "Tell him I am
at the last extremity." "IIo says he wishes to say
adieu to you." "Tell him I nni dead." IIo says
he will sprinkle you with holy water." "Confound
;, him in. France and Frenchman.
him, let,
THE LEVELLER.
BY BARRY CORNWALL.
The king he reigns on a throne of gold,
Fenc'd round by his "right divine ;''
The baron he sits in his castle old,
Prinking his ripe, red w ine ;
But below, below, in his ragged coat,
Tho beggar he turncth a hungry note ;
And the spinner is bound to his weary thread ;
Aud the debtor lies down with an aching head.
So tho world goes !
So the stream flows !
Yet there is a fellow whom nobody knows,
Who niaketh nil freo
On land nnd sea,
And forceth tho rich like the poor to flee.
The ludy Hob down in her wnrin white lawn,
And dreams of tho pearled bride ;
The milkmaid sings, to tho wild-eyed dawn,
Sad songs on the cold hill-sido.
And the bishop smiles, ns on high hc.sits,
Over tho scholar who writCB nnd starves by fits;
And the girl who her nightly needlo plies,
Looks out for the summer of life and dies 1
So tho world goes I
So the stream flows !
Yet thero is n fellow whom nobody knows,
Who maketh nil free
On land nnd sen,
And forceth the rich like the poor to flee.
" Peter, what nre you doing to that boy Vi said a
schoolmaster.
"lie wunted to know if you took ten from seven
teen how many will remain ; so I took ten of his
apples to show him, and now he wants 1 should
give 'cm back."
" well, wny uon 1 you ao itr-
" Coz, sur, he would forijct how many in Irft,"
In the published report of the nccounts of the
town of Braintrce, is found the following, under
the head of Education and Reform: Books, irUU.OO;
Two Cages, $10; Handcuffs, $3.
Companv. No man can possibly improve in nny
Company, for which he has not respect enough tu
bo under some aegreee ot restraint. Lltester-
ftcld.
Destint. Our minds are as different as our
faces ; wo are all travelling to ono destination
Happiness ; but few are going by tho sumo road.
Colon.
Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven,
A spark of that immortal fire
With angels shared, by Alia given,
To waft from Earth our low desire.
Devotion wafts the mind above,
But Heaven itself doscends in love,
A feeling from the Godhead caught,
To wean from self each sordid thought;
A ray of Iliin who formed the whole,
A glory circling round the eoul. Byron
BY BARRY CORNWALL. Anti-Slavery.
HON. HENRY WILSON.
,,.,,,,,,-.-,.,,.,., ,- . , j;i,,i hi.
nU,;uhlIlellt t, ftnd r,ea for ,' Anti-Slnvory cause.
Hut for aught wo seo, (Jen. Wilson of lr52. is Oou.
We havo road with cure Senator Wilson's speech
on the bill to protect persons executing the Fugi
tive Slave Law from prosecution in State Couits,
delivered in tho V. 8. Sonato 23d last month.
Thore has been n great deal said about this speech,
and evidently, there has bcon much misunderstand
ing in reference to it. It was n matter of doubt as
to w hat course .Mr. WiUun would take in regard
to tho slavery (inestion in Congross. It was half
j
Wilson of IMS. Tho speech is characteristic of
the man. M'e think he has not disappointed his
friends. True, his sentiments nre not radical
tlic v never were. Ho never took thorough ground
on tho slavery nucstion. Honetsonly on tho de
fensive let mc nlnno, and I will let you alone. In
n word, Oen. Wilson is an Anti-Slavery man, but
hardly yet nn nbolitionist. Hence he tnlks more
aboiit the past a'iire.ssiou.i of shivery than about
slavery itself. This is f.ilso ground. It is im
politic and dangerous. So lorg as wo admit that
slavery can be protected nny whero by law that
it niny be legal in South Carolina nnd not in Ne-
uraka Hint wo cannot, constitutionally, oppose
slavery w hero it doe.i exist, but only where it docs
not, just so long w ill our exertions bo powerless
and our speech-making ridiculous. Mr. Wilson
denounces the Fugitive Slavo Act, but adds that
Massachusetts will fulfill her Constitutional obli
cations I c hope she will do so. but what arc
those obligations t Is Massachusetts under cousti
tutional obligations lit return fugitive slaves? Is
sho under con-titutiunnl obligations to send back
to tho hellish horrors of Amorican Slavery her
Thomas Siinms and Anthony ISurns? Mr. Wilson
leaves tho impression that such is her duty. IIo
does not say that such is not her duty. Wo hear
tily w ish ho had. Wc wish he had told tho Slave-
power in Congress that no Free Stnto in tho I'nion
was under the slightest obligation cither to return
or to yield up a singlo slave. Then ho would have
snid something effective, essential, and true. Hut
Massachusetts will not thank him for thus inter
preting her legal obligations.
Mr. Wilson is n brave man. nnd a lion in his
wny. Put let him como to treat slavery liko any
othor piracy, as an illegality and n crime every
where, which Civil Government nnd not only mni,
but is bound to suppress, then will ho be strong
and more capable of pressing his wnrcfarc
against the system. Put now, slaveholders sit by
and listen to his fatal concessions in their favor
with tho keenest relish nnd approval. Says Mr
Wilson: "1 have confidence in tho fidelity ol the
people of Massachusetts, to the obligations im
posed upon them by the Constitution of the U. S."
'That is satisfactory' says Benjamin of Louisiana.
So it is so long as slavery rules the Constitution
and tho tjovcrnincnt. .Mr. Wilsons political
creed needs splicing a littlo. Time will mend it.
J i lie American.
Merited Encomium. 11. II. Banna. Jr. Esq..
in his argument in the case of Judge Luring, last
week, and tribute that
warm generous
noble mend ot the slave, and of all who nre op
pressed, ENDELL 1 in i.i.i i-3, Esq., which was alike
honorable to the speaker, and to the distinguished
gentleman to whom he referred. Mr. D. said
"Tho real reason w hy the removal of Judgo Loring
is asked for undoubtedly is, because ho sent
Anthony Burns into shivery. The gentleman who
sits nt my right, (Mn. Phillips,) with tlic habit of
mind ot a statesman, and the knowledge ot a law
yer, has cast these reasons in a different form. It
is iu no ordinary sense of compliment that I say
this ; for I have regretted that he has not given to
the Bar the illumination of those splendid talents
which have won for him the admiration of the
world ; I have regretted that he has not given to
the Legislature the advantages of that eloquence
and erudition, which, whenever he has nn opportu
nity ot presenting them Octore the public, arc re
eeived with so much favor nnd respect i nnd while
I respect fully, thoroughly respect the conscicn
tiousuess winch has led him to say "1 will read
tho Constitution of the United States correctly,
bo tho consequences what they may; and if that
entails upon mo retirement from the influence, the
honors nnd emoluments, nnd, (what is of more
consequence,) from the lifo of nn intellectual man
at the Bar, to whi 'h I was educated, retirement
from the halls of legislation, nnd from all that is
i open to an hounrahlc ambition, nnd from the nppor-
i . ..... . i. ii- ..
lunuy iu iissociuiu uu no loraoio name wuu Honor
able achievements, I will surrender it all," I
again say, that it is in no ordinary sense of com
pliment between man and man that I speak of him
as I have." Liberator.
Troit vs Theodore Parker's Higher Law.
Ou Saturday, one of our citizens who holds a berth
in the Boston custom-house, before coming i.omc
bought n lot of tine trout for his Sunday dinner,
making them into nn otucuil looking yollow-papor
bundle ; he took his dinner at a restaurant, sitting
by the side of a strong fi esoil senator, w ho had
uiado up a similar bundb of good abolition docu
inents lor his Sunday feast. Our friend, on reach
ing home, delivered his bundle to the Hibernian
damsel, with a charge to forthwith clean tho contents.
Willi watering mouth nnd eager nntioipation, he
put his head into the kitchen tu see how the work
progressed, and there stood Biddy by the opened
package, holding up three of Theodore Parker's sor-
1.1 ..it tin. -1 r I ...I -w " uip fliom iiin'r
trout," said she. "Good gracious, no!" groaned our
friend, as ho slow ly became convinced that ho hud
changed bundles in Boston w ith tho nbolition sen
ator, nud had brought away that w hich he regarded
quite as scaly as his trout, but infinitely less di
gestible. As the senator had a great speech to
prepare, we fear that the two bundles fell into
mutually unappreciativc hands, though the trout
would much sooner commend themselves to Lie
maw of a tyro, than would the sermons.
llEPORTEn Attemi't to Rescue a Slave. We
give below the particulars of a reported attempt to
rescue a slave belonging to Lynn Boyd, on
Saturday morning, nt tho St. Charles, which wc
obtained from a gentleman who stated that ho was
u eye witness, tpon applying to the proprietors
we received no satisfaction.
The Hun. Lynn Boyd, wifo and the colored nurse
arrived by tho night train of the Eastern Road, on
Saturday morning, nnd proceeded to the St.
Charles, where the servants nindo an attempt to
rneciin the iirl. liut wero prevented bv the crowd
Mr. Boyd we understand, had intended remaining
several days in tho city, but upon advice, for fear
of further difficulties, proceedod immediately to
the Cincinnati Packet Pennsylvania. He was fol
lowed bv tho rescuing party, w ho made another
attempt to seize tho girl ns she was stepping upon
the planks. Capt. Klinefelter, or one of the officers,
drew a rovolvcr, threatening to shoot the first one
w ho offered to touch her, whereupon further efforts
were abandoned. Pitts. Journal and Visiter.
Enslavement of Indians. Advices from Yuca
tan state that, on the 21st of December, there were
in prison nt Sisal forty Indians awaiting shipment
on board the Mexican schooner Jaeintn.for llavan
nn, w here they wore to be sold as slaves, and that
ono hundred and fifty more were in prison at Mer
idu, nnd expected to nrrive nt Sisal to be shipped
for Cuba on board the brig Antonita. The sum
received bv the Mexican government for the sale
of two hundred Indians was $00,000, as appears
by an official order from the Secretary on Foreign
Relations, in which it also appears that the pre
text ib that the Indians wero rebellious, nna were
captured in tho war. Against this, however.
thev have made a foleinn protest, averring that
they were peceably, und took no part in the war,
Tho census returns of Mexico recently publish
cd, show that thore are in that county 85 cities,
103 towns or largo villagos,5,809 villages' 110 mis
sions, &a. 170 haciendas, and 0,0'Jz farms, &o.
Tho totnl populntion is stated at 7,853,305.
The sum paid by the Secretary of the Navy for
the steamer City of Boston, to go on the Arctic
expedition, was $50,000. The new light ship at
t'hiladelphia is also to go on too expedition as
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