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' _ ^JSLLSWORIH, HANCOCK COUNTY. MAINE; FRIDAY MAY 23,1856. NUMBER 17
^mnuuui) lineman
i'ii»i.i»u*n r.vnnv Friday mouniyo uy
1ST. K. SAWYER.
0<T"* in the Town Building, on Main Street, oomrl;
opposite Hancok Bank.
Twins :—Two dollars per anmua; if paid strict
b *»» advance one dollar and fifty cents.
:V'Advertisements inserted nt reasoaabli
rates.
POETRY.
#\»r TfM American,
IITTlEWlLttE
Uf II AHBUtTTK P. B.
lV,-pp no more for little Willie
Who by death obtained release
From the many bitter trifils
That in life destroyed his pence,
lie is resting in his cutfm
Like an Argcl pale and ineck
And the white shroud is not whiter
Than his lips and brow and check.
O h«»\v sweetly lie is sleeping
lly no piinfut dreams d strest ’
\\ ith his pale feet crossed in slumber
And his white hands on his breast.
Never in his little cradle
With the loved ones watching round
Did dear Willie rc*t so calmly
As he rests Ixmcath the ground.
All is well with little Willie:
<iricf shall trouble him no more;
In his brief life much he sufferd
llut for him all pain is on’a
t cnsc mourn nirc »<irn iiiuiuit
For the sweet child resting now
Where no harm can ever n-ach him
Nor one sad thought cloud his hrow.
Young as he was he grew weary
<It’this world ofs'm and giief;
Death com? like a pitying Angel,
And in kindness brought relief.
It was *ur«»ly heller for him '
For the paths of ea»th are rough ;
And the dead ones know no trouble :
He bad suffered long enough.
0 he was so sweet ami gentle !
Hearing pain so patiently !
It was agony t> see him
Suffering so bitterly.
Hut his friends must grieve to lose him
Though their loss is his great gain.
And his mothers grief is Sitter
Aud her tears flow fast “like rain.’’
The tweet pet lsmb of the household
In his quiet gracetullnes*
Sleeps alone far from his loved one*
Yet he feels no loneliness
Fnderneath the ground they laid him
l.ike a hidden treasure there
Where they nevermore might see him
With his sweet face pale and fair
flut a little whil? he tarried
For a blessing to them ail
And he willingly departed
When he heard Death* Ran tie call.
Rest thee well dear little Willie
This hope cheer* thy mothers heart
Thf.t she ! one day clasp her darling
To her bosom ne’er to part.
MISCKLAMXM S.
Par the Ellsworth American.
A VISIT TO THE TOMBS
UY ALBION W. CLARK.
Pay night came nt last anil I was saunt
ering home from Fanderbilt's landing,
admiring the rich scenery of Staten Island
beneath the moon’s imposing gaze.
1 had just passed Clifton Park when l
met Yrecland, a fellow laborer going to
Quanvatine to spend the Sabbath. After
a few moments friendly chat 1 bade him
cood evening, hoping to sec him again
before I left; when he informed me that
he hail business to attend to at New ^ oik
anil should not probably see me again, as
I was to leave on Monday night. "Here
is my flipper as the hand of a Christian,
and, may Clod go with you, said he,—
"good night.”
"Good night Freeland," I stammered,
for 1 was reluctant to part with this
riend ; but approaching darkness and ser
ial miles travel upon an avenue bounded
by groves infested with outlandish thieves,
prompted us to be moving onward.
Monday morning came, and after two
hours spent in packing trunks and riding
by hack and steam boat, 1 found myself
with two of my yankee friends walking
up Broadway.
We had nearly a day before us to
spjnd at the city, and wo sought what
would amuse us moat. We made what
purchases we wished, then went to the
"Live and let live" to spend an hour or
two with a friend.
Scarcely were we seated to a good din
ner when to our surprise and joy our
friend Freeland entered. In the course
of a friendly chat, be said ; “now boys
you are going to leave us for that cold
State of Maine away down east; we have
a few hours to spend together, and, let us
spend them to the best advantage, for wo
may never meet again."
“Where ahall we go?"
"To the theatre," said Jewett.
“It is rather late for that, but if you
arc all agreed I am—what say you boys?’’
“It is too late, besides, I'm not very
partial to the theatre."
“I don't think it will pay," said Drown.
“I-et's go to No.-" said one.
“Ha ba ! well where shall we go?—
Wouldn't you like to visit the TombB ?”
“Yes yea, I have heard and read so
much of them I should really like to sec
them.'*
“Are you all agreed to that?—please
say I."
*. responded all.
Without further parley we followed
our guide, and in a few moments we stood
before a huge stone building whose broad
steps and lofty columns appeared the sur.
vivor of many ancient things and likely to
be modern. He sight of this bnilding
taught me that an idea of a thing unseen
is susceptible of great error; for I had
supposed this castle a subterranean dun
geon.
Wc passed through several rooms, mak
ing rather a crooked path, t«ll we entered
a small, dark apartment where sat a little
fat man behind a counter, almost absorb
ed by a late novel, and quite enveloped
in the fume of his own cigar.
"Mr.—ran we pass into the Tombs?"
demanded our guide.
“Have von friends thereasked the
stranger.
“No sir ; we only wish to see the place*
and—’’
“You can pass."
“Come on boys," said Freeland. I
“Stop friends! ami take a ticket, orj
you may have to tarry longer than is
agreeable if you have no one to appear |
against you."
We went back, feeling grateful to the
strnfl'fi r for Inn hnmnnitv nnH rvioli rncoio_
eil a ticket by which to be recognized.— i
We then entered a passage that led to j
the cells and a chill came over mo as wet.
passed between those thick granite walls.
I will not attempt a description of the in-1
temal appearance, nut it was with pecu
liar feelings 1 gazed upon the occupants!,
| of each cell and contemplated the causei
i of their imprisonment.
Our little parly then assembled, con
! versed a few moments upon the scene
around us and spoke of returning; when
Freeland said :
“I’m going to have a chat with some of
those fellows ami find out whether they j
deserve their punishment or not. I'll
have their side of the story to it." j
“Agreed, I'm another.”
"How came you here and what are you
here for asked Freeland, of the first
prisoner he came to.
“O, sir, for something not worth five
c nts. 1 was aboard a ship at Brooklyn,
and one of the officers told me to do
something which was not my duty and 1
refused. Then he struck me. I did noth
ing hut gave him a piece of my mind, not
at all llattering, and he in a rage, told the
owner who had just come aboard from
New York, and 1 was sent here.”
“How long have you been here ?”
“Since last Friday."
“Well if we take your story for it yuur
punishment is greater than your crime.'•
I had heard enough of that story, and
I thought to have the benefit of one all
to myself. I paused before the cell of a
Dutchman and commenced :
How are ye Mr. ? How came you here :
"O, sir I don't can tell you hardly.—
l vos valking along de shtreet mit my
v ife and me, ven some fellers coined along
and we got into a muss. Den dey took
us and said dey vuuld see my vife home,
and me to de Tombs and bcl'or morning I ■
vos here.”
"I suppose you were all drunk wasn't,
you ?"
“Yell ve hat pcen to de shtorc and meet
mit some friends what drink our health
and ve drank theirs ; and den dey ashked
us to go before ve take a little more, so
vc drank again. But what of it, in dis
free country dey none business take a man
in de shtreet mit his vife.”
i "I think if you had behaved yourself '
well there would have been no trouble."
“Veil I did mit all my might."
j “How long have you been hcru:"
' “Three weeks."
“How long do you expect to atop?"
j “Don t can tell you;—till somepody
, appears against me."
| I looked about and saw each of my
comrades was engaged, and I directed my
steps to the cell of a Frenchman who was
looking out apparently very anxious for
some one to happen along to whom he
eould speak, and the following conversa
tion occurred:
“How are you friend?"
“Comment vous portez—vous Mona.?”
“Ah! Frenchman are you? can't you
speak English?”
“No sir; I understand it a little but
cannot speak it.”
“What bad thing have you been do
ing ?”
“O. sir, I will tell you. I was iu the
midst of a company very happy, when we
were taken and here l am. Here the poor
fallow was to animated when he found
some one to open his heart to, and to in
dulge his Tory nature a little, (natural
gab,) that he commenced quoting Serif
[ture with strong faith that he should fa
avenged.
Among his quotations I recollect th
following, found in Matt, v 12 : “Rejou
issez—vous alors, et tressaillez de joie
parse que votre recompense sera grandi
dans les cioux ; car on a ainsi persecut
les prophetes qui ont etc avant vous.”
“Well friend I'm sorry for you. Hov
long have you been here ?”
“Four weeks.”
"A hard case indeed, bat I must leavi
you now.”
The time was fast approaching for ui
to leave, but as I was anxious to hea
another story I commenced thus at an op
posite cell :
"How are you Cezar?"
“Comfortable massa, but my name ii
Bill if you please."
“Well that isn't bad guessing for a
stranger."
"O. all right massa, all right.”
"That ends right you mean ?"
"Ha ha ! yes.” ,
"This is rather a bad place to live —
IVhnt Hn vnn knrn )"
“I do dc boss I can massa, if you will
itop I will tell you de story.”
“Well Bill fire away.”
“Well dar was a man come up frem
^Virginia to New York to sell oysters,
ind he seed a handsome dark lady whom
ic offered big wages to go down and work
'or his wife. She thought it nice and
vas goin' when I seed cm and knew what
lc villain was up to. She was my friend
ind 1 told her not to go; dat he would
;et her down dare and sell her for a slave
S'o, said he, 1 have no such intentions : I
lave got no slaves and my wife wants a
;ood servant girl. Den he turned and
iccretly put a ten dollar piece into my
land. Dis taught me his ebil heart and
[ gave him dc heft of iny skull in bis
ireast dat lav biin fiat. Den 1 took Di
lali by de arm and started home : but de
ellow soon got wp again and called for
le police and I was taken as well poor
Dinah. I was p it in hero and dc Lord
mows where Dinah is—perhaps she is a
lave ere now.”
“Rather a hard case."
“Yes massa and all for helping a poo,
eliow creature in trouble.”
“Was you ever a slave?”
“Yes massa, 1 hab been bought and sold
l great many times—had a great many
iifferent massers, some I hate and some I
ub, but 1 got away from dem all and 1
ind liberty is better den bondage.”
“Don't you have to work so hard as
vhen you was a slave?”
“Yes massa, but den it is all for myself
\ man is a free man, but de slave takes
lc place of dc beast, and cannot feel him.
iclf a man.”
“Well 1 must leave you now.”
“What time is it boss ? I seed you look
it your watch.”
“Half past three and I must be off.”
We again assembled, and all went to
gether, making the past scene our topic
ill we were aboard the eastern steamer,
t was then adieu friends, and one hou,
ater it w as adieu to all the scenes of New
fork.
rHHOAT AND LUNG DISTEMPERS.
ri E AD-Ql' ART E RS OF INHALA
TION.
ARTICLE FIRST.
I'o the Editor of the Elhmorth American.
The practice of all the schools, so far
is relates to Consumption, has been, till
vithin a few years, a melancholy failure,
rhe failure has been so notorious and so
;eneral, that many arc disposed to doubt,
even now, whether any genuine cures have
icon effected. And all arc prepared to
idmit that if there have been any, they
mist have been effected by some recent
ind new method.
One thing is certain, that quacks have
lever discovered a remedy for this fearful
lestroyer of human kind. And human
lature being what it is, we might con
dude beforehand that any successful
node of cure would not find irresponsible
nen attempting to supersede it by gome
lew experiment of their own, so much as
o imitate the genuine. It is the genuine
:oin only that tempts the counterfeiter.
If any doubt could remain that my
nethod of inhalation is the great remedy
Vir pulmonary Consumption, that doubt
>ught to be removed by the fact not only
:hut it has been approved by men of the
lighest professional eminence, but that a
nultitude of practitioners, numerous as
:he frogs in Egypt, and some of them
tbout as intelligent and useful, are pro
claiming their wonderful skill in the use
if it, or of such an imitation of it as they
ire capable of producing.
No intelligent and fair-minded physi
cian will accuse mo of arrogance when 1
claim to have made some important im
provements in treating Pulmonary and
Throat Diseases, and also in the construc
tion of instruments, now extensively used
for such purposes. But, to the public
- generally, who arc iestinformed in thes
5 matters, I claim it my privilege and m
duty to say that Medical Inhalation fo
, diseases of the lungs. Was, in its late rt
5 viral and improved condition in thi
• country, first successfully practised am
, brought to public notice by myself. Am
, yet, such is the effrontery ofunprinciplei
, men and such their influence, for a tint
upon the public mind, or some portion c
it, that the other day, a person, pnssibl
' in good faith, advised a friend afflictci
with lung disease, to gc right to hem
quarters, to Dr-of New York.
, Let it be understood, then, (and I sa;
it in no boasting spirit) that my office i
Head Quarters, whatever impressions in
i terested persons may desire to make, anc
■ that hence has gone out the knowledgi
and influence which have stimulated sucl
a rush into this business. I have ampit
proof that I practiced this method as carl)
as 1849, two years before any other per
son now using it in this country. I was
also the first to address the public on tht
subject in the form of popular articles,
which was done as early as 1851. Oth
ers. in New York, have, within the last
two years, published more extensivel)
than I, but they are imitators only, and
not origioatois of anvthint;.
Let one thing be well understood by
those suffering from lung complaints If
is not enough that they inhale something.
It is as necessary that the right thing
should be inhaled, as that the right med
icine should be taken for any other dis
ease. Hence no man is fitted to admin
| ister inhalation successfully until he has
both knowledge and experience. Physi
cians well understand this, as the numer
ous letters I am constantly receiving from
them, asking for information, fully show.
The following is a specimen. It is from
an excellent practitioner in the city ol
New York :
New York, 492 Broadway. 1
Feb. 20,1856. )
“ Ira Warren M. D.—
Dear Sir—I am a practicing physi
cian in this city and having several con
sumptive patients, am induced by theii
earnest solicitations, to try the effect of
inhalation, and hearing that you make
known to the profession the recipes used
by yourself in the treatment of lung dis
eases, I am induced to ask such informa
tion as you may feel will mg, to give in re
grrd io their preparation.
" The inhalation method, is, thus far,
confined in this city, to two or three no
torious quacks ; and I know of no physi
cian of good standing here, who is suffic
iently acquainted with the practice, to
enable him to give much information as
to the agents employed
*• Hitherto our art has been of little
avail in pulmonary affections and any thing
science or research brings to light, that
will arrest the fatality of these affections
will be considered a boon of the greatest
magnitude.
With sentiments of esteem and respect,
1 am vours very trulv.
11. 1*. ALSOPHERT, M. D."
From this letter rhree things may be
gathered ; that the people arc demanding
; inhalation—that the profession admit the
justice of the demand, but have not the
knowledge and experience to respond to
it;—and that quack* are availing ’hem
selves of my method, or what they sup
i pose to be my method, and rushing into
its use in all directions. Under these
circumstances, I cannot longer remain si
I lent, or allow myself to be too modest in
! withholding an extensive publication of a
selies of brief papers on this subject.
IRA WARREN M. D.
Boston, 3 Avon Place.
Eighteen Things,—In which young
people render themselves very impolite :
1. Loud laughter.
2. Reading when others are talking.
3. Cutting finger nails in company.
4. Leaving meeting before it is closed
5. Whispering in meeting.
6. Gazing at strangers.
7. Leaving a stranger without a seat
8. A want of reverence for superiors.
9. Reading aloud in company without
j being asked.
| 10. Receiving a present without some
manifestations of gratitude,
j 11. Making yourself the topic of con
versation.
12. Laughing at the mistakes of oth
ers.
13. Joking others in company.
14. Correcting older parsons than your
self, especially parents.
15. To commence talking before others
arc through.
16. Answering questions when put to
others.
17. Commencing to eat as soon as you
get to the table. And—
18. In not listening to what one is
saying in company—unless you desire to
show open contempt for the speaker. A
well bred person will not make an ob
servation whilst another of the company
is addressing himself to it.
N. H. Americans for Fremont.—
The Portsmouth Ballot (Am.) states
that in all parts of that state the oppo
nent* of the administration are almost
unanimously in favor of Fremont for the
presidency. At the state council all the
speakers expressed their preference for
him and the oppinion that his nomina
tion would be the most popular that
could be made. All the N. H. delegate*
to the New Yotk convention will give
their influence and vote* in his behalf.
The quickest way to aaoertain the force
of falling bodies, is to get drank and mis
take the front are* for the front stoop.
s Despotism favorable to Papacy.
r The Roman Catholic press of tl.i
r country profess to be exclusively devote
- to religious matters, and yet they inter
< meddle in the politics of this nation a
1 much as any secular paper, and beio|
l known to be under the direct control o
1 the C hurch, exercise a great influence.—
■ The Boston Pilot in a recent issue eulo
f giaes Louis Napoleon for the great a
: chievements “which should entitle him t(
I the gratitude of every Catholic.” Amon|
i others it states he hat displaced Eng
land from her high rank among Europe ,n
' powers by an alliance tar more effectua
i for that purposes thun a hostile mvasioi
would have been.
! In short, ho has by one blow checkea
1 the most powerful representative oi
i schism, heresy, and infidelity, in theii
! machinations against the peace of thi
Catholic Church.
This is both bold and decided language
and shows the character of government
which Popery craves as best adapted to
its growth and progress. The weakness
of England is a sign of strength to Rome
the fall of freedom the moment for her
triumph.
The Roman Catholics admire Ixtuis
Napoleon because he caused to be mur
Sereu, imprisoned and banished fifty
thousand of the noblest republicans id
France, because he sent twenty thousand
French bayonets to Rome to aid the Aus
trian despot to butcher and crush out re
publicanism in that quarter. The Papal
| See holds its sway by force alone, crushes
I Italy under the most galling tyranny_
Without the interposition of force, Italy
would be free to-morrow, and the Sicil
ian minister is pleading Louis Napoleon
for their liberty, llut all snch picas
must fail, the moral force of the Church
is strong in France, and Louis Napoleon
has found it to be a too powerful sup
port to cast it aside and disregard its
wishes. Where there is true freedom,
and the grasping rapacity of the clergy is
held in check by government it cannot
flourish. In this country it makes but
little progress with Americans, and looks
to emigraiion of those who are bred in
its faith to do its work and increase its
power. It loves ignorance rather than
knowledge, and retards the progress of
civilization wherever it exerts its blight
ing influence. Mexico, South America,
Canada, are all examples on this conti
nent of its effect, and the indifference
felt in the instruction of the masses, is
exhibited even in our midst. It seeks to
exclude Bibles frem our schools, does
little or nothing for educational purposes,
and is exclusive in its charities and opin
ions. It manufactures virgins, ciosscs
and beads by the hundred, wrings the
very substance out of the people.
The Priest’s will is law, and his watch
upon his flock extremely strict. He levies
contributions for the Churoh which are
onerous in the extreme, requiring from
them even in the midst of poverty.
Republicanism is heresy in the eyes of
the Roman Catholic Church where a des
pot rules. Americans, do you wish to be
ruled over by t‘iose who deem you to be
l heretics, who if you endeavor to oppose
their will, threaten both temporal and
eternal vengeance.
The eye of Rome is now fixed steadly
upon American. There is no govern
ment in Europe by which the course of
events is more closely watched or thor
oughly understood, and although the
Pope has no minister resident in this
.country, it is as well, if not better in
; formed than any European dynasty.1* In
the midst of the general breaking down
\ of all authority in the United States, she
argues “that there cannot be an uphold
ing of any fixed principle of moral or
church government, so that in the end
j she must be resorted to by all who feel
the want of stability.” Thus writes a
gentleman of foreign birth, a well in
formed man, who hasevary opportunity
■ for forming an accurate opinion. The
Popo is prosecuting his plans steadily
' and pcrsevervingly, and from the tone
of the Romanist journals in this country,
it appears that the time has nearly come.
We see our government under a legisla
tion inimical to its best interest, we sec
the Union perilled for political capital,
and we see the servants of the Pope, ig
norant, benighted foreigners filling our
public offices and administering justice
over our heads. Can you yet hesitate,
and regard this all as nothing ? Can you
fix your eyes intently upon a single sec
tion of the country when the whole is in
danger ? No, Americans, it is time to
act. [Citizen.
Not Viroinia Slaveholding.—
Francis P- Blair having been denounced
as a slaveholder, the National Era takes
occasion to explain that “there is not a
slave on his farm, who has not been pur
chased at his own solicitation, or at the
request of benevolent persons, to save
him from being sent to the southern
market, or to prevent a family from be
ing broken up. The money is advanced
— the man or woman has the privilege
of working it out—and ; to prevent all
risk, the freedom of every one of them is
secured, by will, in any contingency,
and not only freedom, but a provision
for ahrmestead.”
farther
you go south the sooner they become ripe.
A girl in Canada seldom knows “what’s
what” till she is twentv. In Baltimore
... , , .*Hns. ivtuio on nm
this knftollo in London. Kollo in-Scotl
V i PUJifcWHfli) 3* WM. J. rstxold
*t ! h m»
Romanism in Mexico.
t Our readers are probably well aware
I of the recent disturbances in Mexico rel
■ ative to church property, or rather the
i[ possessions of the priests. Nothing now
; j in this priest-ridden country constitutes
fi so great an impediment to the progress >>l
. the country, as the immense power pol
- itical and religious of the clergy. Those
I who from profession should stand in the
i very van of progress and reformation, true
; | to their nature here as elsewhere, arc the
j chief obstacles in the way of every form of
! of advancement.
1 The treasures and riches amassed by
. the clergy in Mexico arc immense. In
j fact they may be said to control wholly
J the capital of the country. Ar.d how is
'l this immensity of wealth in their hands
j employed ? In the support of public ed
ucation, in fostering national industry, in
succoring indigence, >n establishing char
itable institutions, or in fact doing any
thing worthy of the gospel missions ?—
Not at all! Absolutely nothing of this
kind is recognized ! But these vast treas
ures, dead to all general good, arc em
ployed only in securing the means of
J gratifying their own appetites and pas
' sions, in turning iuto their dwelings the
! channels of luxury and sensual enjoyment
and in nromotintr discord and civil war
wherever the spit it of intolerance to their
despotism seems manifest. They never
fail to lavish their money upon the party
which defends their interest. This fact
is evident in the history of all past revo
lutions, and hence it is almost impossible
for any administration which does not
suit the clergy to succeed. Hence the
justness and propriety of confiscating
this unjust accumulation of wealth, and
ot restoring to the people that which has
been iniquitously extorted from them.—
It is not a hold attaek upon prope ty,
but simply the removal and annihilation
of a destructive clement, that it may do
no further mischief, and be converted in
! to positive benefits to the people.
Popery in Spain
Romanism is not only suffering sever
]y in Mexico, but is at present loosing
grounds quite rapidly in Spain. It is
now no longer unlawful to bury dead
Protestants in Spain, a privilege humane
as it is, which has for centuries been de
; nied the deceased body of a "heretic."—
Not long since, at a banquet held in a
Spanish city, a number of young men
drank the following toifl. "To the
health of the first Protestant minister
that will come to Spain to expound the
; doctrines of religion.” This toast was
, given at a city which was formcly one of
i the strongest holds of Romish superslion
Spain is advancing, light begins to break
upon the benighted minds of her hitherto
blinded subjects, civil and religious lib
erty begin to have some significance in
the view of the people, and ere long may
|havc a realization throughout' the penin
sula. God speed the day, when this
down-trodden, priest-ridden, degraded,
superstitious land, may sec the light of
heaven, and breathe the sweet atmos
phere of religious liberty.
Old Proverbs.—Better be the head
of the yeomanry than the tail of gentry.
Beware of a silent dog and still water.
It is not easy to straighten in the oak
the crook that grew in the sapling.
There is many a good wife who can
not dance or sing well.
You will never have a friend if you
must have one without a failing.
There is one good wife in the country,
and every man thinks he has got her.
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
That's but an empty purse that is full
of other folk's money.
One might as well be out of the world
as beloved by nobody in it.
He that knows useful things, and not
he that knows many things, is the wise
man.
As we must render an account of every
idle word, so must we likewise of our
idle silence.
He is a worthless fellow who lives on
ly for himself.
Depend not upon fortune but conduct.
Begin life with but little show, you
may increase it afterwards
Advisc not what is the most pleasant,
but "what is most useful.
Be contented and thankful : a cheer
ful spirit makes labor light, sleep sweet,
and all aronnd cheerful.
If youth is a blunder, manhood is a
struggle, and old age a regret.
The sunshine of life is made up of
very little beams, that arc bright all the
time.
A friend that you buy wiih presents
will be bought from you.
Joseph Burtlett of Bangor, John IL
Rice of Dover, and W. M. E. Brown of
Solon have been elected in the Fifth Con
gressional District, as delegates to the re
publican convention, to be held in Phil
adelphia, June 17 th.
Thomas A. D. Fessccden of Danville,
Mark II. Dunncll of Norway, and Jona
than Russ of Farmington, have been elec
ted as delegates in the 2d District to the
Philadelphia Convention.
There ean be no friendship where
there is no freedom. Friendship loves a
free air, and will not be penned in
straight and narrow enclosures—It will
speak freely, and act so, too : aed take
no ill where no ill ig meant ; nay, whore
it is, it will esaly forgive, and forget, too,
upon small acknowledgments.
The Liqbtesi op Fish. The whale
mil. ‘ [' ’""igh nothing, because he has
saoo. pntai tne „
< 915,000—it on <.
A Lesson fob Mothers.—The iiir
minyham{ Bog.) Journal prints the fol
lowing account of a flogging the Prince
of Wales received from a poor boy :
"During Her Majesty's residence,
some years ago, at Osborne, in the Isle
of W ight, her children were accustomed
to ramble along the sea shore. Now.it
so happened on one occasion that the
young Prince t>f Wales met a boy who
had been gathering sea shells. Tile boy
had got a basket full. The young Prime
and presuming upon his high position,
tnought himself priveleged to do what he
pleased with impunity- So without any
notice he upset the basket of shells The
poor lad was very indignant, and ob
served : ‘Von do that again, and I'll
lick you.’ ‘Put the shells into the bas
ket,’ said the Prince, ‘and sec if I don’t.’
The shells were gathered up ami p it in
to the basket. ‘Now,’ said the lad
.touch ’em again, old feilov, if you dare,’
w hereupon the Prince again pitched over
the shells. And the lad ‘pitched into
I him,' and gave him such a licking as few
princes ever had. His lip was cut open,
his nose knocked considerably om of its
perpendicular, and bis eyes of a cohr
which might have well become the cham
pion of a prize ring. His disfigured face
could not long be concealed from bis
royal mother. She inquired the cause of
his disfigurement. Tne Prince was si
lent, at last confessed the truth. The
poor boy was ordered before the (Iueen.
He was asked to tell his story. He did
so in a very straightforward manner.—
At its conclusion, turning to her child,
the (iueen said : 'You have been rightly
served. Sir. Had you not been punished
sufficiently already, I should have pun
ished you severely. When you commit
a like offence, 1 trust you will always re
ceive a simi ar punishment ’ Turning to
the poor boy, she commanded h:s parents
to her presence the following morning.—
They came ; and the result of the inter
view was that her Majesty told them
she had made arrangements for educating
and providing for their son, and she
hoped he would make good use uf the
advantages which should be plac • with
in his reach.”
Pierce. The president is in a tight
place. He lias recognized the Catholic
priest, Viji, as minister from Walker's
government of Nicaragua, thus throwing
our nation into tile filibuster scale in
spite of Secretary Marcy’s opposition.
Then the river and harbor bill, which he
has vetoed, is bemg passed, each item in
a separate bill ; he can't veto one of the- ■
without incurring the hostility of the re
gion in question, and so he wavers. Then
the national convention worries him con
stantly ; and Kansas matters, are u daily
vexation, to such a follower of crooked
policy. Ou the last news from that quar
rel he said to the crowd at the White
House, with an intensity of malignant
doughfaceiam—
If there is to he armed resistance to the
laws of the country, and the constitution
al rights of the South, it might as well
occur at this time, and in Kansas, as cl- -
where.
C.'T" No truth is self evident, save that
of man’s immortality. Everything else
required the concurrent testimony of
numerous witnesses, but this great truth
is of itself so majestic and so grand, that
all corrohation from, or by that which
exists outside of itself, does but obscure
it as with darkening clouds. Trumpet
tongued, the soul proclaims its own im
mortal destiny, until the whole univer
otclum is filled with the swelling diapa
son
(t?“ The sea is tue largest of all ec
mentrics, and its slumberers sleep with
out monuments. All other graveyards,
in all other lands, show some symbol of
distinction between the great and small
the rich and the poor : but in that o
ccan cementry the king and the clown,
prince and the peasant, ate alike dis'in
guished. The same waves roll over all_
the same requiem by the minstrelsy of
the ocean is sung to their honor Over
their remains the same storm beats, and
the same sun shines, and there unmarked
the weak and the powerful, the plumed
and the uuhoncred, will sleep on until
awakned by the same trump, when the
sea shall givo up its dead.
Speculators Sold.—It is now sta
ted that immense quantities of wheat
purchased at Chicago. Milwaukee and
other poiuts at Tthe West, last Fall, said
at the time to be on account of tlio
French government, wero in reality
bought for parties in Boston, New York ,
«.Ve., who will realize a loss of something
near a million of dollars 1 Millions of
bushels were purchased, and the prices
paid were considered high at iho time, the
purchasers cxpectiug to realize an im
mense profit.—Cleveland Leader, Mey\,
Honesty.—He who is passionate and
hasty is genarlly honest. It is cool dis
sembling hypocrite of whom you should
be a wane
Errors of tiieI'Ress.—Reader, did
you know that every column of a news
paper contained from ten to twenty thous
and distinct pieces of metal, the misplac
ing’of any one of which would causa a
blunder or typographical error ? With
this curious fact before you, don't you
wonder .at the general accuracy of nows
papers. Knowing this to be the fact, yon
will be more disposed, wc hope, tooXMM
than magnify errors of the press.

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