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Hr- Burlingame * Statement.
A C.vni). On the 21st Jay of June
last, Ijnadc a speech in the House of
Representatives, which contained the fol
lowing language:
[Refer to Mr. Burlingame's speech be
ginning with the words, ‘on the 22d of
May, when the Senate and House had,
etc.,’ and ending with the words—‘to
express my deep abhorrence of the act.’]
On the first day of July, ten days lat
er, the Hon. T. S. Bocock of Virginia,
called to see mo, and that I may not do
him injustice. I give his own words,
taken from a statement made for Mr.
Brooks, which statement lie placed in my
hands, informing me at the same time
that Mr. Brooks had a copy :—
‘At the request of the Hon. 1\ S.
Brooks, of South Carolina, I called yes
terday evening to see the Hon. Mr. Bur
lingame of Massachusetts, at his lodg
ings at Quig’s National Hotel, in this
city. Having informed Mr. Burlingame
that I had private communication to
make to him, and that 1 desired a pri
vate interview for that purpose, we went
at his suggestion to his own room where
wo were entirely alone. I stated, in the
first place, that l wished him to know ,
that 1 had come merely to deliver a ver
bal message to him, and take back such
rcpiy as nu iiuuiv iu
by me, and that my connection with the
matter would, in all events, end there.
Having thus explained my own part in
the matter, l then informed him that 1
was requested by my friend, Col. Brooks
to say that he regarded certain language
employed by him (Mr. Burlingame) in
his speech on the Brooks and Sumner
difficulty affair, as injurious and offensive
to him (Mr. Brooks); that, being al
ready under arraignment for the assault
on Mr. Sumner, he had wished to get no
further unnecessary notoriety lor empty
challenges and idle demonstrations of
He had, for this reason, forborne till
now, through several days, to send .him
anv message of a hostile character, hut,
within the last few days, he had heard
through various sources, that lie ' Mr.
Burlingame' stood ready to answer in
any way and to any person aggrieved, for
what he had said. Col. Brooks felt jus
tified. therefore, in sending to him to in
quire distinctly whether he Mr. Burlin
game) would accept a call from him Col.
Brooks to answer for the offence which
hejhad given him.’
The above discloses the purpose for
which Mr. llocock called. \\ hat follow
ed is the extract from his own account,
published by Mr. ^Brooks, of what oc
curred between us.
r Reference is here made to Mr.
Brooks’s card—extract of Uncock’s state
ment to him—which it is not necessary
to republish.]
This statement was made for Mr.
Brooks, bv his select'1 1 tri mil, long att r
his conversation, of which it protcssc.l
to give the suhst nice. The presumption
is, that it contains all that could aid Mr.
Brooks. However much it might be to
my advantage to state the whole conver
sation, as 1 understand it still, inasmuch
as it was private, at Mr. Brooks s o\\ n re
quest, I refrain from doing so. I have
kept what was said t > me in the frankn s.s
of a free conversation quite away from
the newspapers, an 1 shall contiuu ’ to do
go. I c infos, that l w is pi ■ s ■ 1 with
thc bearing and conversation of Mr. llo
cock. 11c appeared really desirous ot
preventing a hostile meeting, and I am
sure that nothing but a strong desire to
serve his friend could ever have induced
him to place in |his hands the above state
ment. When examitr d the statem n
discloses what is to me a sourc • of satis
faction. It appears from it that I did
not seek a difficulty with any one,—that
I felt tliit no man, not even Mr. Brooks,
had cause of complaint against me.
that I would not admit my sell a violator
of personal or parliamentary propriety,
as l should have done had I stated to
him that 1 intended to insult Mr. Il*ooks
or anybody else on the floor of the
House,—that 1 disavowed the character
of a boaster,—that 1 retracted none of
my language, and was ready to give him
satisfaction. 1 may well rest my sell on
this statement, leaving a generous pub
lic to view it in the light it was made.
It will be remembered by Mr. llocock
that 1 expressly refused in our subse
quent interviews, to p rmit the word
“honor,” with respect to Mr. llrooks,
to be placed in the statem nt by my
friends, and that because of such refusal,
he thought Mr. llrojks would deem it
unsatisfactory. Mr. llrooks, 1 think on
a close examination of his friend s state
ment, will fail to find those “apologies,”
which he says are there indicated.
Would it uot have been wise in Mr.
llrooks, and more in accordance with the
code wc hear so much about, had he sent
u note to me in the first placed instead of
resorting to an irregular wuy4 to obtain
my views. My answer, it seems, was
satisfactory, ami he was impressed with
the belief that 1 was an elevated gentle
man. On bis own showing the affair was
closed, and 1 may say, without doing in
justice to Mr. llocock, that a request
was made that 1 should keep the trans
action a secret. Nearly two weeks after
this, Mr. llocock, as Mr. Brooks states,
came to me with the singular request,
that I would permit a statement of the
conversation wc had together to bo plac
ed in the hands of Mr. Brooks. 1 am
confident, that it was a request which
could not have been willingly made by
Mr. Bocock. It is not necessary to dis
close the reason given for this remarka
ble proceeding. 1 looked at his state
ment, and when I had read the first part
I thought it did me injustice, but when 1
had read the paper more carefully, I saw
that whatever may have been Mr. Bo
cock’s intentions it would do me injury,
and I refused to give my consent to it.
Thus things remained until the following
day, when Mr. Bocock addressed me a
letter from which, it not being private, 1
extract tho following, having reference
to my refusal to endorse tho statement in
a previous interview :—“The real poinl
of the matter is, that you did not intend
to reflect on Mr. Brooks personally.” Al
ter suggesting a number ot ways bj
which this could be stated, he writes : —
‘‘It may be dono by your saying in rcpl;
to this note, that you did not intend U
reflect on Mr. Brooks, personally.”—
Again—“I am sure you ought not to ob
jeet to tin latter course.” These fev
words disclose the desire of Mr. Brooks
through persuasion, to get somethin}
which might satisfy his friends for ne
glccting me in his liberal calls on gentle
men for personal satisfaction. I did no
reply to the letter in writing, but states
to Mr. Bocock that as the matter seemci
complicated, it might he better for hot!
of us to hold our future conversations it
the presence of others.
In consulting the lion. Geo. Ashmun
and Mr. Speaker Banks, I stated to then
is nearly as 1 can remember, that 1 oh
served in my speech the rules of person
il and parliamentary decorum—tl t
should not qualify or ratract any portioi
of it, and that I held myself responsible
to any man aggrieved by it. To avoi<
misunderstanding, I desired my friend
Mr. Ashmun, to rfcducc my views to wri
ting, which lie did, approvin'* the posi
tion taken by me, as also did Mr. Banks
Mr. Bocock said Mr. Brooks would no
deem «..y position satisfactory, as it yield
ed nothing.
Another interview was had, when .
adhered to the form substantially a
drawn by Mr. Ashmun, which was copie i
by Mr. Banks. When the friends of Mr
Brooks left, it was not known whethci
it would be satisfactory or not. I under
stooi 1 Mr. Bocock to say he thought i'
would not be. I must not say 1 wai
surprised when I saw the memorandun
the next day, in the I’nion, not bavin :
received notice that it was satisfactory
anu appended to the speech of Mr
Brooks, in such a way as to give the iin
. .. . :.... .i_. ' r...1 ....
puiled to the speech of Mr. Brooks, ii
such a way as to give the impression tha
it was extorted and not persuaded Iron
in?. That it was liable to misconstrue
tion 1 soon ascertained.
Still, I think I should have left it as it
was, had I not heard, on what I dccmcc
good authority, that Mr. Brooks and sour
of his immediate friends were claimin.
that I had yielded to his menace—thath
had “backed down the North, and con
• piered Massachusetts.” Knowing ii
my soul that such was a gross perversioi
of what I meant by my statement, 1 de
terminedat once to make myself under
[Here followed Mr. Burlingame’s card
published about the 22d July.]
Oil the same day 1 received not
from Mr. Brooks, which will be fount
elsewhere, from the hands of Gen. Lane
Trom this point, the history of my con
nection with the transaction is most clear
ly and truly stated hr my esteemed am
gallant friend, the lion. Lewis D. Camp
bell. His st itement appended thereto
of the conduct of Mr. Brooks in this af
fair, 1 can scarcely trust myself to write
1 owe it to truth, to say that from what
had heard and seen of him prior to his as
sault on Mr. Sumner, I had formed ahigl
opinion ot him, and that, which I hav«
prop.rly stigmatized, l did think, mus
have been abhorrent to bus better nature
In remembrance of my opinion of bin
and feeling that, through his conduct,
could still detect traces of gallantry
which, some day, might cause lorn t<
condemn as heartily as others did his as
sault on Mr. Sumner, 1 had a larger char
it y for him than most of my frie. Is; in
d cd , I have been blamed for intimatim
the opinion that in spite of that act, h
was yet a brave man. Even as late a
my conversation with Gen. Lane,when h
stated that Mr. Brooks desired a speed;
meeting, I felt a glow of admiration fu
him as a gallant foeman, but 1 was wronu
The expressions of kindness for him, i
which, following a proclivity of m
heart, I had indulged, were entirely mis
placed. Out of regard for his feelingi
inasmuch us he was so tender of mine,
will abstain from any further expressio
of my opinion, leave men of honor t
determine his position in view ofhisow
conduct. In response to his numerou
insinuations, let him take my reason
Why did he linger in the district, wher
he was exposed to arrest: The iutim
tion that my friends 'arrested him,
uhwrurthy even of him. I do not kno
the man who did it.
The dearest friends I had, could get n
clue from me of the affair. I thougl
Mr. Brooks was in earnest, and prepare
mysolf to meet him sternly and withoi
fail. If he was afraid to go to Canadi
the nearest neutral ground, why did 1
not name some other place ? \\ as I m
equally with himself exposed to the ha;
ard of jurisdiction. He could have read
ed the place of meeting in a few hour
keeping most of the way in the States .
| Pennsylvania and Maryland, hut this 1
deemed the enemy’s country.
It is kind of Mr. Brooks to hand rc
over to reprobation of men, and then t
propose to admit me to the position of
gentleman, providing 1 would ciialleul
him. He soems to have forgotten hov
' in his card, he had just stated it W;
: said of me that I would not send, a
though I would challenge. If 1 oannt
hereafter praise the gentleman’s courag
I can commend his prudence. 1 his
revealed to us in the fact that withoi
seeking another place of meeting, 1
rushed into print iu such a way as f
make one forget my triumph in tl
shame I feel at the conduct of my anti
"onist. As if suspecting that I migl
change the place, he closes the do.
against it by stating that he should ha.
no further demands on me.
I now dismiss, as far as I can, the e:
member from South Carolina, from m
1 mind. Self-respect requires mo to say
■ that I can never again recognize, save to
■ do him a kindness, if it should be in my
power, l’reston S. Brooks. 1 hand him
over to that public, North and South,
: which is ever scornful of those who
boast much and perform little.
And now I hereby submit myself to
the public, whose convictions I have in
1 vaded.
I I pray them to remember that forgive
ness is a higher quality than justice.—
I cast myself on their generous hearts,
which arc always loving. Let them not
, forget, when passing on my conduct, the
i sneers, I have seen and the taunts 1 have
heard,—how the old State we nil love
1 has been insulted and her cherished Sen
ator has been stricken down, and how he
i yet lingers in almost helpless illness.
'i As you of my own State remember
' these things, you will not entirely blame
j me if, in a moment of indignation 1 was
. willing to stand up at all hazard of my
| life, and what is dearer than 1 if’e, for the
l insulted honorof those who have always
; been kind to me. I am no duellist. I
| seek no man’s life. I have but acted in
the spirit of the speech I made, when 1
said that there were men from the Old
- Bay State who would defend her honor
and the freedom of speech, in whatever
Held they might be assaulted. My course
became to me a defence of liberty against
slavery, and a struggle for freedom of
speech against freedom of the bludgeon,
and tbe way which seemed to he left was
here, by whicn wo could defend our
, | A. BoItI.IJfCA.ME.
Washinylon July 2Sllt 185G.
The hoy thinks he is a man when he
1 can smoko a cigar, and do as a man docs
in general, which, by the way, is one of
the evils of our country. i’hc dandy
thinks it consists in dress and flirtation,
and gives more attention to his mous
‘ taebo and head than lie does to his brain
or his heart, l he upstart places it in
his own superlative conceits, anil so treats
: his equals and superiors with contempt.
The ruffians thinks it lies in superiority
1 of brute force, and sobe feels lie is a man
1 when lie can insult and knock down all
' (that come in his way. The Irishman
’ | thinks it is in having a wife, and there
■ fore, if unmarried, calls himself a boy
> though he is fifty years old.
Let us, therefore, see what is included
• in the term man, for it is unquestiona
I bly the loftiest title that any earthly be
. ing can hear. Lords, dukes, emperors,
■ dee., are unknown to nature; they arc
■ political fabrications.
i The C rcator has formed three great
■ class’s of creatures—brutes, men, and
. angels. Unites are governed by instincts.
■ They possess animal power controlcd by
, mere blind impulse. \\ aatever they do
—whatever ferocity or irregularity they
■ exhibit, no blam: attaches to them. The
i. Quaker was right when he said it was
• only a jackass that kicked him. Man s
i1 lot is a different one. lie is not to cm
. ploy brute force ; if lie does, lie makes a
II beast of himself just as much as if he
[ laid down and wallowed like a hog. In
, truth, could we see a soul, fragrant.as it
) is with the odors of heaven, and winged
- for a flight that has no end, depose itself
. to imitate the acts of a brute, wo should
. be apt to exclaim, “Oh! how 1 alien !
; Man's lot is far otherwise. It is to
’ subdue the material and animal forces to
s the control ot the spiritual nature. His
■ condition is surely a beautiful one. At
■ his birth he is the most helpless, lowly,
r and ignorant vitality on earth. He has
a few of the lowest animal instincts, but
i gives no signs ot a spiritual life. \ et
. from this very humble state he is des
- tilled to mount upward, distancing all an
imal creation, to a pinacle of grandeur
» .. lUfl.. tlmn flint, of thn an
, gels. What he wants to fit him for his
position as a man, is moral cultivation.
:1 Not wealth, not fashion, not intelligence,
s not genius, or smartness—not titles, nor
|. any other of the thousand ridiculous
, paraphernalia with which fools deck
1 themselves, will make the man. A ma 1
s mav act morally, and still he not moral.
V He may be all the time acting the hyp
ocrite. " This is no uncommon fact ; lor
0 if "Final Perseverance” is not a truth in
r religion, I doubt much whether it is not
1 in morals, for this very reason : In eur
l veving the operations oi nature, we arc
I struck with this fact—that she designs
c all action to be instil ctive. Among the
t lowest class of animals it is so ; and
doubtless among the angels it is even the
^ same. It springs forth spontaneously
, from the deep fountains of their nature.
|f How is it with the human race ? Take
a child ; it must learn everything,except
swallowing and breathing. It tries of*
c ! ten before it can make a step ; and it has
only learned to walk after it can make !l
a step without effort or any attention, be
e I it is with talking, with judging of dis
. i tauco, size, and so on. It has only learn
j ed these things when it knows them
without going through the places o!
t thinking. So it is in our acquiring u
, trade or an art. We have it when ll
^ comes to us like second nature—that is,
, when it becomes au instinct. So, also
c it is when we rise from the mechanical
and rational operations to the moral.
A virtue is as much a thing to be learn
t ed and cultivated ns an art. Take tin
'I virtue of honor. What does a chili
know about it, before it is developed ii
c his breast ? And agrin, it must be nur
tured ; for it is not so strong in thi
.. breast of the boy as in that of the man
' \ow no individual is a man in the virtu
of honor, unless this principle is so fully
matured in him that it would no more
enter his mind to act dishonorably, than
it would to jump into a well, or crawl
in place of walking ; so no individual is
a man or a woman in honesty, or truth,
or justice, or kindness, or any other vir
tue, unless it is us natural for either to
practice them as it is to make steps in
walking, or to move tho tongue in speak
ing. When a person has to reason and
fight with himself, whether he shall be
honest in a case where he has the oppor
tunity to act the rogue, put him down as
something of a savage yet in that par
When any individual in high or low
position, rich or poor, educated or igno
rant, can have the meanness to treat
another incivility or unkindness, put
him or her down as a low bred semi-sav
age, and neither man or woman, though
lie or she may be loaded down with jew
eliy, whalebone, titles and gold. He
only deserves the name of man or gcn:lo
man, who has lifted his soul above the
filth of selfishness, ferocity and mean
ness. into the pure atmosphere of gener
ous impulses, from whose nature flows
every virtue, fresh and sparkling as the
springs gush from the green mountain’s
side. lie only merits the name of man
who counts his soul not liis own, hut as
the handmaid of honor, justice and hu
manity. and is ready to offer it up if they
demand the sacrifice.
There were two ages of high strung
virtues. One is called the age of hero
ism, and the great Homer sings it in his
immortal iliad. It must ho this : the I
chief glory of man is war. Therefore '
be a lion, pocket no insult or even a
harm, but avenge it any way you can. |
The other is called the age of knighthood
when gallantry was the code of morali
ty- it meant, -he a fighter ; only give
your antagonist notice ; then rush upon
him and demolish him with any ferocity
you please. Those were ages of bully
ism. The modern civilization is now
a thousand years old, hut still there is
enough barbarism among those nations
that call themselves refined- [Atlas.
[From the Richmond ( Va.)Enr/uircr.J
Tiie True Issue.—The Democrats of the
Sir til (’ll in tlu» twaannl nunvnaj ... .1,.
4 •/
the old grounds of defence and excuse for
slavery ; fur they seek not merely to retain it
where it is, hut to extend it into regions where
it is unknown. Much less ran they rely on
the mere constitutional guarantees of slavery,
f >r such reliance is pregnant with the admis
sion that slavery is wrong, and hut for the
constitution should be abolitionists. They
are clearly right if slavery ho morally wrung
f»r to get rid of it under the constitution, or
by aim aiding the constitution, is confessedly
i m practicable.
In truth, the constitution cannot help sla
very, if it be a violation of the laws of God
and of morality. In that case, the constitu
tion should be changed, or the free States
should secede, rather than continue to guar
anty what they consider immoral and pro
fane. The constitution cannot help slavery
for another reason. That institution, extend
ing through fifteen States, and interramified
with the interests, the feelings, and the very
existence of many millions of men, is much
stronger than the constitution, than to abol
ish slavery. Besides, slavery is older than
the constitution, existed before it, and inde
pendently of it. We derive no right to our
slave's from it, and weaken our cause by
seeming to rely on it.
I Nor will it avail us aught to show that
the negro is most happy and host situated in
the condition of slavery. If we stop there,
we weaken our cause by the very argument
intended to advance it; for wo propose to in
whom wo assort to be untit for liberty, self
government, and equal association with other
men. Wo must go a step farther. We
must show that African slavery is a moral,
religious, natural, and probably, in the gen
eral a necessary institution of society. This
is the only line of argument that will enable
southern democrats to maintain the doctrines
of state equality and slavery extension.
Fur if Slavery be not a legitimate, useful,
moral, and expedient institution, we cannot,
without reproof of conscience and the blush
of shame, seek to extend it, or assert oui
equality with those States having no such
Northern Democratv need not go thus far.
They do not seek to extend Slavery, but onty
agree to its extension, as a matter of right on
our part. They may prefer their own social
system to ours. It is best that they should
Our friends aro conservatives at home, and
conservatives of the Union—conservatives o
religion, of marriage, of property, of state
I institutions, and of feberal institutions.—
But whilst they may prefer their own social
system, they will have to admit in thisean
i vass that ours is also rightful and legitimate,
and sanctioned alike by the opinions am
usages of mankind, and by theauthority am
! express injunctions of Scripture. They can
1 not consistently maintain that slavery is im
moral, inexpedient and profane, and yet con
tinue to submit to its extension.
W. know that we utter Isdd truths. Bui
the time lias now arrived when their utter
ancecanbeno longer j*ostponed. The tru
issue should stand out so boldly and clearl
1 that nont may mistakt it.
Burlingame has been urged by the West
orn Republicans to take the stump in Iowa
! and 1ms agreed to do so.
The love of intoxicating drinks often
leads persons into awkward and unpleas
ant scrapes. An incident, which was
related to us a number of years ago, will
serve to illustrate this. One wintry day,
a wood-cutter, who had been regaling
himself at a tavern, on the banks of the
Connecticut in New Hampshire, until
he had become somewhat tipsey, under
took to cross the river on the ice. Hut
feeling indolent and drowsy, he throw
himself down, am oon fell fast asleep.
He slept for som hours, but the air,
which was mild and pleasant in the af
ternoon, when he laid down, had in the
meantime become quite changed. He
awoke during the night, and found him
self chilled, and nearly expiring with the
cold. He attempted to get up, but
found, to his consternation, hat his hair,
which was long and abundant, was firm
ly frozen in the ice. He could not move
his head without suffering great agony.
After several desperate but fruitless
efforts to raise his head from its cold and
comfortless pillow, which made him grin
like a hyena, ho raised his voice and call
ed right lustfully for help; and the
shores of the Connecticut resounded
with his cries. But his calls were un
heeded, even if they were heard ; and
after screaming until he was hoarse, he
wisely resolved to remain quiet until
morning, when he hoped to be able to
summon assistance. But the poor fel
low passed a long and dreary night, and
had full leisure to review ami lament the
folly of his conduct.
1 laylight no sooner appeared in the east
than the suffering wood-cutter again
shouted for help, and soon succeeded in
exciting attention. The inhabitants of
the neighborhood were alarmed, and one
and all turned out to learn the cause of
the strange uproar. They soon found
the poor man flat on his back, with his
hair frozen to the ice, and fast perishing
with cold. Thev relieved him from the
unpleasant situation to which he hail
been brought by his appetite for rum, anil
conveyed to a house hard by. Medical
aid was summoned, but it was long be
fore he recovered his wonted health.—
The lesson which he received was a se
vere but useful one. He was never seen
intoxicated after that night.
Snuffed Our.—The New York Ex
press has been very much exercised in
regard to Mr. Fremont's religion. It
has had a great deal to say about Aider
man Fulmer’s statement, contending that
it was true ; that it stamped Mr. Fre
mont as a Catholic beyond all doubt.—
But this Roman-candle is extinguished
suddenly by a correspondent of the N.
Y. Herald, whose communication reads
11 To the Editor of the Herahl:
Alderman Fulmer, on the 10th of July
inst., at the Clerk'8 office of the Common
Council in the city of New York, said, in
presence of several gentlemen, that the con
versation he had with Col. Fremont at Browns
Hotel, in Washington, relative to Fremont's
religion, as stated in the New York Express,
took place in the latter part of January or
the fore part of February, 1852; as he, Ful
mer, went to Washington the fore port ol
January, 1852, remained there about sis
weeks, and returned home to New Aork be
fore the middle of February of that year.
I On looking at the files of the New York
i Evening Express of the year 1852, the fol
lowing appears;
March 1, 1852.—Among the passengers by
the Tennesse to 1‘annum, [from Sun Francis
eo,J were Col. John C. Fremont and family
The Col. is now on his way to Europe,todis
JHJ3U Ul lllf IJUUI lino iu mo .UHiijniPii.
The same paper of the date of March C
j lb.")2, says :
Passengers arrived in Empire City—“ Col
Fremont and his family.” And under tin
head of personal—“ Mrs. Fillmore, Mr. SI
P. Fillmore, and lion. J. C. Fremont am
family are at the Irving House. Col. Fre
moot’ lady and children were among the pas
sengers in the Empire City, to-day, frou
The same paper further says, of the dati
March 10, 1S52:—Passengers sailed in tin
steamship Africa, for Liverpool, Col. J. C
i Fremont and family. IIimbl'u.”
I George Law’s Opinion.—The coun
i try has not a purer patriot nor an hones
tor man than Live Oak George. W
1 have had an immense liking for the mai
' ever since we became acquainted wit!
j the story of his life, and were not in tin
1 least surprised at the stand ho has late
ly taken for Fremont and a rcgcneratei
1 government. George Law writes in th
sledge-hammer style—every word a ring
ing blow, lie states the crimes of th
administration and the perils of th
country with a force derivable alone fror
' patriotic feeling, and he expresses hi
opinions of the candidates with hones
bluntncss. The name of George Law i
justly held in honor among the working
men and capitalists of this country, an
this emphatic indorsement of the Rc
publican nominations by him will hav
its due weight with those two great co
operating classes.
ArrnorniATE. In the N. H. legif
lature, whilo that bounty act for killin
1 wild nnimals was up. Col. Urown c
Manchester offered the following resolvi
which was rejected:
' | lti.ni/ru/, that the hill fixing a bounty o
foxes bo referred to the following eouiunttei
f, Chase, Hunt, Shiite, FOX.
Mockesv of Justice. At Albany, A bra:
Thompson, for attempting to kill his motlii
- with a butcher knife, wub fined $10 ui
, costs, and sentenced to the penitentiary sixl
It is rarely, imb ed, that we bare read
anything .more truthfully pathetic than
the subjoined waif, which we find float,
ing among our exchanges. Would that
every husband in the land might rad
and profit by it:
“ Don't stay long, husband,*' said a
young wife tenderly one evening, as her
husband was preparing to go out. The
words themselves were insignificant, but
the look of melting fondness with which
they were accompanied, spoke volumes.
It told all the whole vast depth* of a
woman’s love—of her grief when the
light of his smile, the source of all her
Ijoy beamed not brightly upon her.
“ Don't stay long, husband," and I
! fancied I saw the loving, gentle wife sit-1
ting alone, anxiously counting the mo
ments of her husband's absence, every
few moments running to the door to see
if he was in sight, and finding that he 1
was not, I thought I could hear her ex- 1
claiming in disappointed tones, “ not 1
yet.” 1
“ Don't stay long, husband,*' and I »
again thought I could sec the young wife ,
rocking nervously in the great arm chair, |
weeping as though her heart would t
break, as her thoughtless “ lord and
master ’’ prolonged his stay to a weari- ^
some length of time.
O, you that have wives to say—“Don't
stay long," when you go forth, think of *
them kindly when you arc mingling in 1
the busy hive of life, and try, just a lit- 1
tic, to make their homes and hearts hap- 1
pv, for they arc gems too seldom repine- i
ed. You cannot find amid the pleasures i
of the world, the peace and joy that a t
quiet home blessed w ith such a woman's L
presence will afford. i
“ Don’t stay long, husband,'' and the],
young wife's look seemed to say, “ for j
hc*c in your own sweet home is a lov
ing heart, whose music is hushed when
you arc absent; here is a soft breast for ,
you to lay your head upon, and here arc !
pure lips unsoiled by sin, that will pay
you with kisses for coming back soon." 1
(From the N. Y. Independent.]
I S<imo years ago the Journal of Cninmcrcc
threatened that if clergymen meddled with
this question their black mats would let rolled
in the dirt—.V. Y. Independent.
If ever a prediction was verified, that lias
been. Of course a political ptrsuu can't sec
his own coat, on his own back, but other
peoplo can ; and they see the dirt on it, kulf
. an inch thick.—Journal of Commerce.
“ Then they hied them to another
I place called Mount Innocence, and there
j they saw a man clothed all in white ;—
and two men. Prejudice and Ill-will,
continually casting dirt upon him. Now
behold, the elirt, whatsoever they cast at
him, would in a little time fall off again,
and his garment would be as clean as if
no dirt had been east thereat.
Then aaul the Pilgrim, ‘ What means
this'?’ The shepherds answered, ‘ This
is to show the innoccncy of his life.—
Now such as throw dirt at him are such
as hate his well-doing, but as you sec,
the dirt will not stick upon his clothes;
so it will bo with him who lives inno
cently in the world ; whoever they he
that would make such men dirty, they
labor in vain ; for God, by that a little
i time is spent, will cause that their in
nocency shall break forth as the light,
and their righteousness as the noon-day.”
—Pilgrims Progress.
Integrity.—When Louis the Twelfth
was persuaded to retain the Archduke of
Austria prisoner, while he had it in his
■ power, ho replied, “I would rather, if it
must bo so, sec myself deprived of my
| kingdom, the loss of which might possi
bly be recovered, than forfeit my honor,
', which could never be recovered.”
Vanity.—Extinguish vanity in the
mind, and you naturally retrench the lit
tle superfluities of garniture and equip
age. The blossoms will fall off them- 1
selves when the root that nourished
> them is destroyed.
Tiie “City op Churches.”—Bridge
port, Ct., claims that the title of “City of
' Churches” belongs more appropriately
in Ivn* ftinn Hrnnlclvn. X. V. The
! latter has a church to cvcrv thousand
’ inhabitants, but liripgeport has sixteen
1 churches, or one to every four hundred
! of her population.
I Post TnE Books.—What an economical
! government is this ? IIow stand the figures?
Here they are from official sources. Tho ex
'1 penees are,
| $75,684,400 a year!
$6,307,200 a month !!
$1,452,020 a week ! !!
1 $207,660 a day ! ! ! !
5 $8,600 an hour! ! ! ! !
$144 a minute !!!!!!
1 $2,40 a second!!!!!!!
What is the guaranty that James Buchun
3 an, if elected, will bo any more careful of
- the people’s money, than Franklin Pierce
has been?
‘ Tho Richmond, (Vn.,) Enquirer, thus
f r-pcaks of Buchanan :
“ lie never gave a vote against the interests
• of slavery, ami never uttered a word which
could pain the most sensative Southern heart."
n __-— -
The Pilot Endorses.—The Boston Pilot
is one of the most enthusiastic supportors oi
n Buchanan and the Cincinnati platform. Bu*
, chanun is thus formally installed as the Irish
candidate—“ fully equipped ns the law di
} recta.”
(For ifco BlUworth Amerieea.)
How Main* wuiOrti
Ms. EditorHaving been informed of
the eminent danger, and narrow escape of our
favored Pine Tree State, with your leave I
will giro your reader* a sketch of the afflzlr.
It will be remembered that within four yean
certain parties have arisen, known by tbs
noma of K. N. ’* Native Americans, and Be
[•uM loans The object of these parties Is no*
fully understood by their opponents i bn*
they arc supposed to be leagued by an oath
token ut the midnight hour, in their secret
gatherings, to overthrow the government “aw
conducted under the present Administra
te m ,” In destroy a Constitution which does
not declare all to be fr<* end equal; and to
ram: the standard of Liberty to its former el
evated position These partisans in Maine
| bad a definite object in view in regard to our
own state. This object was the ruining of
the stole by supporting the Maine Law ; by
hanishingintemperanenand its consequences
from our cities, villages and towns. Tbit
was their deti-rminstion, and to efloct this,
they sought to have temperance men to moke
the laws, and a “Temperate” man to execute
the laws of the State. Here was the danger I
What a wreck it would have made of tho
whole State! What a condition it would
have placed society in' No drunken hus
band*! nd hvnthe**: no wretched wives snd
‘inters mi ihwolated home* and drunkard’s
tvavi* : but p. woeful dwelings where Tcm
[wranee and Industry almuud : Would no*
list have li ien slmeking to the law and or
ler lining eitiwn' of tlie StateT But the
seujs> from tliis tlirsutemd distruetion must
ie a seouree of gratitude to cviwy patri itif
nul Happily f.,r the pneperity of the
'tote this n furion* plan failed. Thanks to
ur W estern Counties, for bad they followed
he rxumple, or had they Uen fired with the
nme flimit a at ipiril that Hancock County
xliihitod, the ruin would have been inevito
|e. The majority of the people which ut
mded tlie State election were men of prinri
It and of courts* gnnrmd by prinei plu._
'heir patriotism saved the State! Ought
bey not to lie imm irtalizod for such a noblo
eedf lla* it a parolctl in History Ancient
r Mod rn ? Thus* umo noble princ ipled
ien think it would engender strife to inves
igate tlm murder of Keating, or the out
age upim Suniner. An* they not peace lov
ig people ? They say it is a mistake about
lie wrong* in Kansas, the reports are the
Beets os a misguided fanaticism.
These being authorized facts, have wo
ansi' for irmtitiiile. nr ■llltlnn t L l son linn nw
jel i nd i'/mint ?
By the way, my informant assumes to be
Democrat of the Jeffers jn, Jackson and
’an Bnr«*n School. I mention this affair,
a the Prudential election is near, to warn
he “Obilincrs” to beware of these intrigu
ng parties, for Buck and Brock may bo
waten by Free John before they are awaro
>f it. B.
[From Blackwood's Magas ins.)
Though clouds o'ere uat our native sky.
And seem to dim the sun,
We will not down in languor lie,
Or deem the day is done.
The rural arts w e loved before.
No less we'll cherish now,
And crown the banquet as of yore.
With honor to the Plow.
in those fair fields, where peaceful spoil
To faith and hope are given.
We’ll seek the prise with honest toil.
And leave the rest to Heaven.
We'll gird us to our work like men
W ho own a holy vow,
And if in joy we meet again,
Give honor to the Plow.
Det us arrayed in magic power.
With labor hand in hand,
Go forth, and now, in perils hour,
Sustain a sinking land.
Let never sloth unnerve the arm.
Or fear, the spirit cow,
These words alone should workji charm •
All honor o the Plow.
The heath redress, the meadows drain.
The latent swamp explore,
And o’er the long expecting plain
Diffuse the quick’ning store.
Then fearless urge the furrow doep
it_ .l._
Ami when the rich results you reap.
Give honor to the Plow.
80 beauty still o’er pastures green.
And nodding fields shall roam.
And still behind the rustic screen
Shall virtue find a home ;
And while their bower the muse* build,
Beneath the neighboring bough,
Sluill many a gractful verse be filled
With honor to the Plow.
A Singular Affair.—A man at
Hague, Germany, becoming tired of hit
wife, attempted to poison her in the fol
lowing manner: They had sat down to
dinner, and, while she had left tho room
or her back was turned, he pat the poi
son into her soup. Not daring to truat
himself in her presence, he feigned eome
excuse, and left the room. By a wond
erful Providence, when the came to tho
table, a spider had droped from the ceil
ing of tho room into the soup-plate.—
She was especially afraid of spiders, and
her husband had often laughed at her fop
it So she very carefully took the spid
er out, but she could not bring hmelf
to cat after it, and in the absence of her
husband, changed tho plates, and ate hi*
soup. After a while, he came back and
devoured what he supposed to be tbo
pure soup. He was immediately taken
with convulsions, and expired, Before
death, he confessed that he had poisoned
the soup, and that it must have placed
before him unintentionally by his wife.
Now how narrow was the escape of his
wife, not only from being poisoned, but
i from being hung. If the Man had died
I without a confession, the wiraan must'
have been immediately arrested. Fete
on would have been found in the soap,
and in the soup plate. She gave him
the soup. Here would have been cir
cumstantial evidence strong enough to
have hung her, and an innocent went*
would have expired, but (of the wdih

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