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VOL. I.
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THE WASHINGTON STATESMAN is issued every
Friday morning. N. Nonrnnor, R. B. Sin-m.
R. R. Russ, Editors and Proarietore.
3' Office—Main Street, 'ulla Walls, W. T.
TERMS INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
nuts or sunscmruox:
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nuns or anvnrmsmo:
‘One square éten lines or less) four insertions. .86 00
For each ad itional insertion......... .. . . .....l 00
Onesqusre peryear..........................20 00
Yearly advertisements of 2 sqs. or more, pr sq. . 16 00
Hulfyeurly, per5quare.......................12 00
{3‘ All advertisements of half column or more
wi 1 be inserted by special contract.
(3' Advertisements, to ensure insertion, must be
bended in as early us Thursday, and the number of
insertions desired should .be noted on the margin,
'otharwlae they will be continued until forbidden.
. '.' .li'i3x‘tti', ‘9”. .
'- mm,umw:m;m
the pnwdetors beg love to finance to the'
people of alle Wells and vicinity, that they heve
la. varied and complete assortment of» BLAIN and
ORNAMENTAL OB AN‘D’CA‘RD TYPES. which
'make their facilities for executing all kinds of plain
and ornamental printing unsurpassed by any oifice
'll. th'é Territory. All ord. rs for any of the follow
ing named descriptions of printing will be attended
to promptlg, and executed in the neatelt style 2
ooxs. BLANK Cuscxs,
PAxHPHLETS, NOTES or Hun,
Hummus. 03mm Booxs,
BALL TICKETS, Srssiuso’r Bins.
'stcvuns, Sruuso‘r CARDS,
Invr'ru'ioxs, BILLS or Lsmxc ,
BUSINESS Cums, Cnnrxrimm,
BlLLnxms, Snow BILLs,
Concsm BxLLs, Canon Booms,
l’soaiuxnns. BL'K RECEIPTS,
Annnnss Cums, Drums,
BLANKS or ALL Kuws, &c.. &c., &c.
DR. 1. H. HARRIS, .
Assistant Surgeon (f the Military Post at
Walla Walla.
LATE of Yrcka, Ual., oli‘ers his professional ser~
vices to the citizens of the city of Walla Walls
and surrounding country. He will devote especial
attention to the diseases of Females and Chi dren.
Private consultations held at his oflice, in John
Scrunton’s building.
Ds. L. DANFORTH,
OFFERS his Professional services to the people
of Walla Walla. and vicinity. He has perms.-
nently located here, and feels t at he can give en
'tire satisfaction to those who may require his servi
ces, as he is familiar With the diseases peculiar to
this coast. having practiced in Oregon and Califor
nia for thirteen years.
The Doctor is well supplied with Surgical Instru
ments, and will practice the profession in all its
branches. 1y
Du. J. A. MULLAN,
FORMERIX Resident Physician at Blackwell's
Island Prison, N. Y., and at the Baltimore
Alma—house, lid—has located in Walla Walla,and
respectfully tenders his services to the community,
in the practice of Medicine and Surgery.
Office on Main street, in Court Building. ltf
DR. R. BERN HARD,
RESPECTFULLY ofl‘ers his services to the pub
lic generally,iu the practice of Surgery and
Medicine in and around Vi allu Walla.
Office—Dr. Craig’s Drug store. Im6
_________.____._____..__.
- WALTER w. JOHNSON, ,
.CIVIL ENGINEER. United States Deputy Sur'
veyor for Donation claims, Walla Walla.
1y
L. TERRY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON—OIIice in Dr.
Craig's Drug store, Walla Walla. ly
,________________________.
E. HAMIL'I'ON,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Portland, Oregon.
I? Ofllce on Washington street, second door
rabove First street. 1y
R. T. ALLEN,
AUCTIONEER, WALLA WALLA—WiII attend
to the purchase and sale of Horses, &c.
Goods sold upon the most reasonable commis
sions. ___W “m
MOSS & BROOKS,
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS—Shop onthe
Corner, first street south of Main street, Walla
Walla.
Having had long experience in contracting and
building, we will guarantee that all kinds of car
penter andjoiner work undertaken by us will be
executed promptly and in a workman ike manner.
Designs for building will be executed upon appli
caE‘Q": # H .-.. . w__. - _-#_ U
W. PHILLIPS,
HAS 0N HAND a large and well selected stock
of TIN WARE, manufactured under his su
pervision by experienced workmen, STOVES of
various sizes, styles and patterns, Mining Imple
ments.&c., &c., all of which will be sold at ex
tremely low prices.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited. 1y
J. W. COOK,
MANUFACTURER and Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in Tents, Awnings, Wagon Covers,
Ceilings and SacksJ’orland, Oregon.
Tents, Awnings, and Wagon Covers, made to”
order. .
Flour sud Grain Sacks constantly on hand and
made to order.
Orders from a distance promptly attended t 0...
All orders made returnable by the first conveyance.
1y
J. R. CARDWELL,
DENTIST—WiII visit Walla. Walla on profession
al business within a: few weeks. Definite no~
tice of the time will be given. 1y
- W«,_______..._/
ELFEL’I‘ BROS.
MAIN STREET, DALLES, OREGON—Dealers
in [fancy and Staple Dry Goods, Clothing.
Boots. Shoes, Hats, Caps, Gents’ Furnishing goods,
and Groceries.
Even-3' steamer supplies us with the best of the
‘-sbove escription of goods.
All orders,large or small, will be attended to
‘with promptness and care. 1y
. ____.______________#____,4
'GRADON & STUDERUS,
‘gWAGON. CARRIAGE AND BUGGY MANU
' facturcrs—Front street, Portland, at. North
‘end of the Bridge, nearly opposite Besser’s Saw.
- mill. (Shop formerly occupied by llny & Gradon.)
Wagons of every description made to order._
"Orders from the country promptly attended to.
1y
BUTLER. & BRO.,
PIONEER HATTERS, Portland, Oregon—Mann
{nature to order, and have on hand. every des~
cri tion of Hat to be found in San ancisco.
give usa call, or send your measure. and you
-eha.ll be fairly dealt with. 1y
CHARLES BARRE’I'I‘,
BOOKSELLER,StatIoner, and dealer in Blank
Books, School Books, Newspa ers. and all
lkinds of Cheap Publications, Fishing gackle. Fruit,
Fruit Trees. Flowers, etc.—Opposite the Pioneer
Hotel, Portland, Oregon.
. Agent for the San Francisco Bulletin, Herald,
Mirror. Alta, and Sacramento Union.
All orders promptly attended to. 1y
W_
I. VILOT’I‘,
T EALER IN GROCERIES, Provisions, Wines,
- Liquors, eta—Dulles. Oregon.
‘Gbolde'reoeived on storage,and a general Com
mission Busiuewtmnsgmted.
‘Oram filled at short notice. and a full assort
if“! of goods constantly on hand. 1y
' v* -. .
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, DECEMBER 27. 1861.
MOSSMAN & Co’s EXPRESS,
TO AND mon
THE NEZ PERCES MINES Y
XTENDED to all 1);; of Ore on (.1.
E and California. Offices are estgub- w
Hailed at the places hereinafter mentioned, and the
following names are given as
REFERENCES :
Pierce City—Hon’s M. Moore and J. C. Smith;
Oro Fina—Messrs. Thompson & Jesse;
Walla Walla—l). S. Baker & 00.;
Dailies—Messrs. Plummer & Rilefix;
Portland—Williams, Gibbs & Ho man, ans.;
Salem—Ron’s L. F. Grover and L. Heath;
Albany—Judge S. D. Hale ' and N. H. Crunor;
Corvallis—J. H. Slater um? Dr. E. Sheil;
Eugene City—S. Ellsworth and A. J. Welcli.
I. V. MOSSMAN,
0. 11. MILLER.
Portland—S. B. PARRISH, Agent. '
Salem—C. N. TERRY, Agent.
Nov. 1, 1861. ‘ _ ltf
. unsa- , u- uvunu 1,
a T'IURNEYS AT LAW, Walla Walla, w. T.—
Oflice, near the residence of A. J. Cain. 2y
CHARLES HERZOG,
DENTlST——Tenders his services to the citizens of ‘
Walla Walls and vicinity, and promises in the
various branches of his profession to render entire‘
satisfaction to those who my desire to patronize him. ;
Oflice, 4th Door above nion Hotc , Main street,
Walla Walla. 2tf
DR. D. G. CAMPBELL.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, formerlv of Cor
vallis, Oregém—Ofllce at the Walla. Walla Ho
tel, Main street, alla Walla. ltf
D. s. BAKER,
FIRE-PROOF BRICK BUILDING, MAIN Snazzy,
Walla Walla, Wholesale and Retail dealer In
GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
GROCERIES, HARDWARE,
NA ILS. &c.. &c., &c.
Also, constantly on hand. a large snplgly of
WMINERS’ AND I’ACKERS’ GOO S,“
w. A. enonex. J. a. smnxs
GEORGE <5; SPARKS,
TTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW—u
A Walla Walla, Washington Territory.
Will attend all the Courts in Washington and Ore
gon east of the Cascade mountains, an the Supreme
Court of this Territory.
@- l’nrticulur attention paid to the collection at
debts, and the securing of preemption rights.
Office on Main street, opposite the Printing olfice.
Dec. 6, 1861. 2y
E. M. SAMMIS,
HOTOGRAPHIST AND AMBROTYPIST—
P Main Street, Walla Walla. ‘
Pictures taken in clnudy as well as clear weatherl
Likenesses of children accurately taken: , , Lt! l
FARMERS’ HOUSE,
FRONT STREET, Portland. Oregon, first door
above the Court House—Thus. Mcßurney, Pro
rietor.
Emu-d perweek............................5~l 50
Bum-d and Lodging per week. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .5 00
Board and Lodging per day. . ............l 00
Single mea15............... 38
Travelers will find this house a comfortable home.
Families can procure rooms nestly furnished. The
house is conducted on temperance princi‘ples. A
stable and wagon yard adjoining the prem sea.
~———- .... ~—» -...-..___.‘_.~_.___
GRANVILLE B. GILMAN,
(Successor to 'l‘revitt a Co.)
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Wines and Liquors—Three doors below the
Express onice, Main street, Dulles, Oregon.
Would respectfully call the attention of the trade
of Walla Walla. and the mining region. to his
choice and well selected stock of Wines, Liquors,
&c. 1y
P. G. STEWART.
‘VATCHMAKER. Front Street, at Wm. Birn
hanm's Old Stand. has constantly on hand a
variety of CLOCKS and WATCHES, which are
warranted good time-keepers.
A good assortment of Spectacles, Bayley’s Gold
Pens. &c., &c.
Clocks and Watches carefully repaired and war
ranted. Give me a call.
Portland. Nov. 20. 1861. 1y
L. C. KINNEY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN éz SURGEON,
TENDERS his Professional services to the citizens,
of Walla Wala and vicinity. omce and resiw
deuce, one mile south of the city, where he can al
ways he found when not proicssionslly engaged. ‘
Having had more than twenty years Practice in
his profession, and having served ass: bur can in
the United States Army in the Mexican “5.“. and
having had uu extensive Hospital ractice, would
say at least that he ought to be qualified to practice
his profession 2 and would refer by pel'missionto the.
following named gentlemen :
Gen. Wm. 0. Butler. Col. John 8. W3l ‘ .
Wm. P. Preston, Col. Geo. N. Hughes, Krgm’kfd
Col. Emery, and Maj. Kenley, Mturyland.
Charles G. Phythinn, M. D., E_ Watson M D
Jose h Roberts M. D. Ben', ‘39 _ ' ' 7'
Franphtbrt, K»! i J usley, Jr ,M. D,
E' D- Weatherford, M- D.., H. M. Weathcrford
M- D" Dr. Purtle. Dr. I"'fmt, Louisville, Ky. ,
Dr. Tom, Vanconvgp. “had,
DY- J- 0- HQWth’Jrne, Portland, Oregon.
Dr. R- 0- Hlu, Corvallis, Oregon. ltf
Eon NEZ PERCES MINES.
‘s. ‘ _
T‘ifi.%l§~’”;%?£m£”£ll £33m ££E
Columbia river as follows:
THE SHAKER JULIA.
W0LF............1................,..C0mmtmder,
Will leave Portland every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. at 6 A. ll!
Connecting with the steamer
IDAHO,
McNULTY A: th'o. Cascade g'ommander, E SE:
FOR DALLES Cl'l‘Y,'_Arriving same day.
an 8111 mm
mum-o, @
WH1TE......... .........,...........Commander,
Will Leuve Des Chntes for Wallula every Tuesday.
Returning, leaves Wallula every Thursday at 6 A. x.
Passage from Portland to the Dallea,. . . . . . . . . .88 00
Portage at Cassadcs extra.
Animals from Portland to Dnlles,. . . . . .. . .. . . ..6 00
Passage from Des Chutes to Wallula. . .. . . . . . . .15 00
{2' N 0 Extra charge for meals.
J. C. AINSWORTH
ly Prea’t 0. 8. N. ()0
WASHINGTON TERRITORY
Shaving and Hair Dressing Saloon
._ny.._
I. W. LAUPHUS and J. B. MITCHELL.
MAIN STREET, next door to Phillipa’ Tin Shop,
Walla Walla.
WHERE we shall be hagpfii to wait upon all
who desire Shaving an air Dressing done
In the Very Best style of the Art.
We intend soon to have a Bathing Establishment fin
ished in comfortable and convenient style, which,
owmg'to'the scarcity of building materiells. has been
unavoidably delafed.
BOOT—BLACK NG done neatly and expeditiously.
Dec. 18th,1861. 3y
3 National Anthem for America.
[From the “ reficted addresses ” of the National
ymn Committee.]
Anthem, of liberty,
Solemn and grand,
Wake in thy loftiness,
Sweep through the land!
Li ht in each breast anew
gatriot fires,
Pledge the old flag again—
Flag of our sires!
Fling all thy folds abroad,
Banners of light!
Wave, wave forever,
Fla of our might!
Gog for our banner,
Freedom and Right!
Amen, Amen!
Spirit of Unity, ,
Potent, divine, ‘
Come in thy kindlinm,
-~-~- 4“" airman: 'erihvine! ‘ ' - ' f 4
Prove to our enemies,
Ever a rock.
And to each traitor scheme
Ruinous shock!
Wake the old banner word!
Shout it amain ;
Union forever!
Once and again——
‘ Union forever!
God it maintain!
Amen, Amen !
Shades of our forefathers,
Pass through the land,
Clothed in full majesty,
Terrible, grand !
“ Faith, Hope and Charity,"
Rule in each breast,
Faith, in our Fatherland,
Hope, in our Lord,
Charity, still to all
Blindly who’ve erred!
God save the Government,
Long it defend!
Thine is the Kingdom,
Father and Friend !
Thine be the glory,
World without end!
Amen, Amen!
——Richard Starr: Willis.
l The on Orchard.
l The old Orchard ! Don't you wish you were
there to—day? We do not mean nurseries or lit
tle trees that stand now-a-daye, with brushed up
ltops, like the inmates of a Charity School; nor
yet the small shrubbery of the good goddess Po
mona, whose offerings these many years can be
counted, and whose infant branches yet lack the
confidence of birds, and never bore a nest or
sheltered a song, or flung a shadow larger than a
handkerchief.
i 01' course we mean nothing like that at all, but
‘ the dear old orchard on the southern slope, where
‘the shadows used to play all about in the sun, and
children in the shadows. and glad hearts in the
children; the old Orchard that come with the
pioneer, and grew up, side by 6360 with the girl.
and boys, and was set close to the house, and not a
great way from the barn. ‘
The recollections that cling around those old
trees are as fragrant and beautiful as their blos
soms were, when like the snow from some cloud
that the angels had breathed on, they clung to
the branches unmelted by the sun, till the winds
shook them down in a shower. Ah, this life we
are leading is for all the world like the blossoms ;
for didn’t they hang in little clusters together, and
what promise they gave of fruit by-and-by, but
how seldom it was that there was more than an
apple or two, to a whole family of pink and white
promises! And that perhaps is the reason why
youth looks so beautiful to all, for how full the
world is of orchards in bloom.
We know you have not forgotten where the 1
“Seek~nc~furthers" stood; we called them “Sig-l
nifyders" then, but that don’t signily. Then there‘
,‘were the “Russets” in the second row from the
bars, and the great “Golden Sweeting” under the
lee of the barn,and the “Harvest Bough” was
close to the fence, and very convenient to climb to;‘
and there used to be,you remember, marks there-i
on, of much scrambling and kicking; and many at
‘ missile of a club have the fallen leaves revealed, ly
ling among its branches, but the errand it had gone
lon was undoubtedly done, long ago, and as for the
‘flinger—what, we ask you, has become of him?
‘Has he striven {or other fruit since P Has he
struggled for the clusters upon the Dead See’s
shore, and did they look beautiful to his eye and
turn ashes in his hand? Was he a brother, and is
he changed and slim“ ofl'i’ Was he friend, and
did you mourn him, and is he dead? Have the
blossoms come down, is the fruit garnered, and
the summer gone over forever? There too, was
the Greening, the “Rhode Island Greening,” ex~
sctly in the centre of the Orchard, at whose foot,
the “old-red Lion” made his lair, and whence he
sallied in “round-about" and striped trousers}
when the boldest of us ventured to dare him “outi
10f his den,” to catch some well-conditioned “hen"
lin a straw hat and tow jacket. It was at that
Itree, we each had taken our turn “to blind,” until
the shrill “coop” rang in every direction from
among the shadows. Some of us have encountered
“ a lion in the way ” since then, and some have
sought in vein the friends that clouds and blinding
storms have scattered abroad. It is very queer,
how we keep up the old games to the last.
And then when brown October came, and the
great ripe apples hung like garnets and emeralds
and cornelisns, to the half leafless branches, and
began to fall one after another, of their own ac
cord, glancing from limb to limb, as if reluctant
to leave the tree they always lived in, what a
time we had in the harvesting! “Our man” went
up into the trees and shook them like a great
ague, while with shouts of brave delight, we with
stood the rattling shower beneath. Then the
cistern book was brought into requisition, to give
some refractory limb a hearty shaking. Then we
were sent out,creeping like young oat-mountains
upon the most ambitious boughs, to pluck off the
'loiterers, until every tree was bare as it was born.
And there'they ‘lay in yellow, red and green, all
our the earth, and how they flew into piles, the
jaspers and the topazes, here they were crimson,
the E'they were gold. Down to the cellar, whith
er e all tend, when wintry winds begin to blow,
th rent in baskets, and barrels and bins.
he, sparrows held a council one day, went up
in ‘ cloud and rode away on the billowy air; the
le “grew pale and yellow, and rusty and brown. ‘
a whirled in eddies over the withered grassr—i
S g had fled with summer, and the foliage had
go filth the fruit. Shivering in the November
wi dfitood the dismantled Orchard and waited;
w ted as we shall wait, in silence, yet in hope.
‘ o snows have drifted round the Russets;
ic lctare pendant from the Gilliflower, but the
WI t '; fire is glowing and crackling, and roaring}
s @111) the broad chimney. John has just
bl > rd up the cellar stairs with a huge bowl of I
:9; X? set it upon the hearth; a pitcher of
; ‘nginwem compapy. They have been
‘6... meet they are comfortable; so are we all.
It \ a large circle we made then, for we were
all 'here,
“Father, Mother,
Sister, Brother.
All who held each other dear,"
and the bowl and its comrade pass from hand to
hand. We were all talking of the summers that
had gone, of the springs that were to come, but
strange to say, not a one of us said a word of‘
the winter that was passing. Winter ? There
was no winter there and then. It was all 'sum-‘
mer within doors and within hearts; but alas for‘
it, winter crept in (here at last, within the charm-T
ed circle of the hearth light; and it crept up to
father’s brow and frosted it; and mother’s hair,
that used to be so dark since we can remember,
and silvered it ; and drifted over a new grave in
the orchard, and we grew few and silent and
thoughtful, and passed one after another over the
old threshhold, and hardly ever returned. The
fewer we become the more let us love one an
other!
That grave in the orchard! Ah ! the fruit that
fell out of our hands and out of our hearts, and in
the midst of the rain, and lies there in the little
grave under the trees. After Jennie died, it was
very lonely for a while, and we used to hear the
mourning doves in the edge of the woods, and we
thought it was Jennie sighing for shelter again,
and we carried the things she loved best, and laid
them very near where she lay; and we lived in
hope she would return with the blossoms; and
the blossoms came, and drifted white around the
head, and the l: irds sang sweetly in the trees, and
the voices of the children were heard in the
orchrd,.but nothing could lure her; she never
came back again. Much thereat did we wonder
and grieve, for we had not heard then that what
they give to little children, who wander away
through the gates of Paradise that are ever a
flute ajwmm im . in home to them that 4
’they never feel like leaving it more, but, all tears
wiped away from their eyes, they sit down in‘
the orchards of God, where leaves “9V9? wither,‘
and graves are never made. l
Every one of us, you remember, had a tree of
his own then, that bore our name; that were
planted when we were born. There in the cor
ner is Jennie’s tree. Jennie’s tree ? It is owner
less-and withered and dead. Bless the old or
chard and its memories; the gray haired that
planted and grafted it, and so went about marry
ing one to another, whose nuptials the Springs
hallowed and blessed. Bless the children that
played in its shade, and keep them all as young
as they were then, till they are weary and sleep.
Bleu the days that are gone, and the hope that
was in them.
We would not see the old orchard if we could.
The trees—the most of them—are withered and
gone; the grave has subsided, and the plow has
passed over the spot; the paths we walked in are
efl'aced; the friends we loved have fallen with the
blossoms; the railroad train rushes where the
row of Russets once stood, and the birds have
gone abroad to sing. But there in the midst of
the heart, the old orchard shall eternally bloom,
and the Springs that are to come, shall reach even
the Zion of the Soul.
The End of Great Men.
Casting my eye upon a printed page of minia
ture portraits, I perceived that the four personages
who occupied the four most conspicuous places,
were, Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and Bonaparte.
Ihad seen the same unnumbered times before,
but never did the same sensations arise in my bo
som, as my mind hastily glanced over their sev
qol histories.
‘ Alexander, after having climbed the dizzy lad
"r‘ ‘of hill ambition, and with his temples bound
. chaplets dipped in the blood of countless na
-8 ds, looked down upon a conquered world and
nept that there was not another world for him to
Iconquer, set a city on fire. and died in a scene of
idebauch. ‘
" Hannibal, after having, to the astonishment and
consternation of Rome, passed the Alps—after
having put to flight the armies of this “ mistress
of the world," and stripped three bushels of gold
‘rings from the fingers of her slaughtered knights,
‘and made her very foundations quake—fled from
his country, being hated by those who exultingly
united his name to that of their god, and called
‘him Hana Baal—and died at last by poison ad
ministered by his own hand, unlamented and un
wept, in a foreign land.
Caesar, after having conquered eight hundred
cities, and dyed his garments in the blood of one
million of his foes; after having pursued to death
the only rival he had on earth, was miserably as
sassinated by those he considered his nearest and
best triends, and in that very place, the attainment
of which had been his greatest ambition.
Bonaparte, whose mandate kings and pope
obeyed, afier having filled the earth with the ter
ror of his name—after having deluged Europe
with tears and blood, and clothed the world in
sackcloth—closed his days in lonely banishmentl
almost literally exiled from the world, yet where
he could see his country’s banner waving o’er the
deep, but which would not or could not bring him
aid.
> Thus these four men, who from the peculiar sit»
‘uation of their portraits, seemed to stand as the
:representatives of all those whom the world calls
great—those four, who each in turn made the
earth tremble to its very center by their simple
tread, severally died—one by intoxication, or as
some suppose, by poison mingled in his wine—
one a suicide—one murdered by his friends, and
one a lonely exile. “ How are the mighty: fallen."
Parson Brownlow'a hut Address to his
Readers.
The patriot, Parson Brownlow, has issued the
last number of his paper, he having received the;
ultimdtum of the Secesaion State authorities—in
dictment by the grand jun; 154‘ :39pr £9;-
treason, or an oath of allegiance to the Sou hem
confederacy, and the adoption by his paper of se
cession views. He boldly chooses the former‘
course, and says he will submit to imprisonmentl
for life or die at the end of a rope before he willl
make the least concession to the traitor tynnts of‘
Tennessee or the Southern confederacy. He con-l
cludes as follows:
The real object of my arrest and contemplated
imprisonment is, to dry up, break down, silence
and destroy the last and only Union paper left in
the eleven seceded States, and thereby to keep
from the people of East Tennessee the facts which
are daily transpiring in the country. After the
Hon. Jeff. Davis had stated in Richmond in a
conversation relative to my paper, that he would
‘not live in a govemment that did not tolerate
freedom of the press; alter the judges, attorneys,
jurors, and all others filllng positions of honor and
trust under the " Permanent Constitution," which
guarantees freedom of the press; and after the
entire press of the South had come down in their
thunder tones upon the Federal government for
suppressing the Louisville Courier and the New
York Day Book, and other secession journals—l
did expect the utmost liberty to be allowed to one:
small sheet, whose errors could be combatted by‘
the entire Southern press! It is not enough that
my paper has been denied a circulation through
the ordinary channels of conveyance in the coun-‘
try, but it must be discontinued altogether, or its ‘
editor must write and select only such articles as‘
meet the approval of a pack of scoundrels in 1
Knoxville, when their superiors in all the qualities;
that adorn human nature are in the penitentiary"
of our State! And this is the boasted liberty of
the press in the Southern confederacy !
I shall in no degree feel humbled by being cast
into prisoh, whenever it ilthe will mayhem of
this august Government to put me there, on the
contrary I shall feel proud of my confinement. I
sirail g’.‘ tojail as John Rogers went to the stake
for my principles. I shall go because I failed tol
recognize the hand of God in breaking up the ‘
American Government, and the inauguration of‘
the most wicked, cruel, unnatural and uncalled for‘
war, ever recorded in history. I go, because 1%
have refused to, laud to the skies the acts of tyr-‘
army, usurpation and oppression, inflicted upon
the people of East Tennessee, because of their de
votion to the constitution and laws of the govern
ment, handed down to them by their fathers, and
the liberties secured to them by seven long years
of gloom, poverty and trial ! I repeat, lam
proud of my position, and of my principles; 1
shall leave them to my children as a legacy, far
more valuable than a princely fortune, had I the
latter to bestow.
With me, life has lost some of its energy—hav
ing passed six annual posts on the Western slope
of half a century—something of the fire of youth
is exhausted—but I stand forth with the eloquence
and energy of right to sustain and stimulate me
in the maintenance of my principles. I am en
couraged to firmness when I look back to the fate
of Him “ whose power was righteousness," while
the enfuriated mob cried out “ crucify him, crucify
him."
I owe to my numerous list of subscribers the
filling out of their respective terms for which they
have made advance payments, and if circumstan
ces ever place it in my power to discharge these
obligations, I will do it most certainly. But if I
am denied the liberty of doing so, they must re
gard these small losses as so many contributions
to the cause in which I have fallen; [ feel that Ii
can, with confidence, rely upon the magnsnimityi
and forbearance of my patrons under this state ofl
things. They will hear me witness that I have:
held out as long as I am allowed to, and that I 3
have yielded to a military despotism that I couldi
not avert the horrors of or successfully oppose. \
I will only say, in conclusion—for I am not al-l
lowed the privilege to write—that the people Ofl
this country have been unaccustomed to such ‘
wrongs; they can yet scarcely realize them. They
are astounded for the time being, with the quick
succession of outrages that have come upon them,
and they stand horror stricken, like men expect
ing ruin and annihilation. I may not live to see
the day, but thousands of my readers will, when
the people of this once prosperous country will
;see that they are marching by “ double-quick
,time," from freedom to bondage. They will then
look these wanton outrages upon right and liber
ty full in the face, and my prediction is, that they
will stir the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.
Wrongs less wanton and outrageous precipitated
the French Revolution. Citizens cast into dun
geons without charges of crime against them, and
without the formalities of a trial by fiury, private
‘ property confiscated at the heck of t ose in pow
ier; the Press, humbled, muzzled and suppressed.
or prostituted to serve the ends of tyranny! The
crimes of Louis XVI. fell short 0 all this, and
yet-he lost his head. The people of this country.
down-trodden and oppressed, still have the reso
lutions of their illustrious forefathers, who asserted
their rights at Lexington and Bunker Hill f
Bashful Men.
I Let all bashful people, and there are a great
many of them, take comfort and consolation
from the remarks of a modern writer touching
their caases:
We seldom see a genuine bashftfl man who
is mt the soul of honor. Though such may
blush and s'ammer, and appear awkward, shrug
their shoulders and appear unable to throw out
With ease the thoughts to which they would give
expression. yet commend us to a bashful man for
a real friend.
There are fine touches in their character that
time will mellow and bring out; perceptions as
delicate as the faintest tint of the unfolded rose;
and their thoughts are none the less refined and
beautiful that they do not flow with the impetu
osity of the shallow streamlet. '
men, is their defender when the loose tongue of
the bold slanderer would defame them 3 it is not
he who boasts of his conquests, or dares to talk
glibly of failings that exist only in imagination;
his cheeks will flush with resentment, his eyea
flash with anger to hear the name of woman
coupled with a coarse oath ; and yet he who
would die to defend them, is least honored by a
majority of the sex.
Ladies! a word in your ear. Have you lov
ers? and would you possess a worthy husband P
tchoose then the man whose delicacy of deport
iment, whose sense of your worth, leaves him to
stand aloof, while others, with less modesty and
no feeling, crowd around you. If he blushes, if
he stammers even, at your approach, consider
these things so many signs of his exalted opin
ion of your sex. If he is retiring and modest,
let not a thousand furtunes weigh him down in
the balance; for depend upon it, with him your
life will be happier, even with comparative pov
erty, than with many that are surrounded by the
splendor of palaces.
Never Despair.
Manyhho have heard the anecdote of the cool
composure and resignation of Sir Isaac Newton,
when his little dog overturned a lamp. and
burned up his papers, destroying the fruits of ma
ny years labor. But they may not be so familiar
with a similar anecdote—since proved apochry
phal—of Audubon, whose valuable collection of
drawings had been destroyed by Norway rats.
Returning from Philadelphia after an absence of
several montns, absorbed in the delights of home,
he failed to inquire into the fate of a certain
wooden box, which, before his departure, he had
entrusted to the care of a relative, with the
strictest injunctions as to its safety. At last, on
interrogation, this treasure was produced, the
dearly prized deposit of all his drawings, more
-cberisbed~thama casket of some jewels. It
was opened. and what was Audubon a dismay to
perceive the misfortune which had befallen it.
A pair of Norway rats having taken possession
and appropriated it, had reared there a family.
A few gnawed bits of paper were the only re
mains of what a few months before had been a
thousand marvelous representat ons of the curi
ous inhabitants of the air. The shock of such a
calamity was too much even for the fortitude of
Audubon. Like an electric stroke it thrilled his
whole nervous system, and for some time it
caused the entire postration of his physical pow.
ers. A burning heat rushed through his brain on
the discovery—the discovery of the entire wreck
of the result of all his efforts and his patience.
For nights he could not sleep, and days were
passed with listless apathy, till at length invigor.
ation of mind and frame. under kindly influences,
returned. He again took up his pencils, his note
book and his gun, and went forth to the woods.
Then. consoling himself with the reflection that
he could make much better drawings than before,
he persevered untiringly for three whole years,
till his portfolio was replenished.
SINGING roa Womm'o Mam—Smith, the
razor-strap man. says. "When I drank grog I
owned a cat, a poor, lean, lantern-jawed thing
that was always getting into scrapes. As I had
nothing for her to eat she had to take the high
}way, and the neighbors were cuntinustlly crying
out, ‘Cuss that Smith's cat. she a drunk all my
milk.’ She had to steal or die, for she could find
‘no picking at homel for even the poor mice that
‘Were left were so poor and scraggy that it took
several of them to make a shadow, and a decent
cat would starve to death on an allowance of
eighteen per day. But when I reformed things
took a different turn. The kitchen being well
provided the crumbs were plenty, and the old cst
grew fat and honest together. Even the mice
grew fat and oily, and the old tabby would make
a hearty supper on two of them, and then lie
down and snooze with the pleasing consolation of
knowing that when she awoke there would be
plenty more of the same sort. And again, when
I was a beer guzzler, mother cried, father cried.
Bill cried, Moll cried, and the cat cried. But
when I signed the pledge. father sung, Bill sung,
wife sung, mother sung, Moll sung, Bet sung, the
cat sung. and the kettle sung, and I bought a new
, frying pan. and placed a piece of meat on_it on
lthe fire; and that sung. and that's the kind of
tsinging for the working man,”
Tue LITTLENESS OF LIFE.- When Ilook upon
the tombs of the great. every e-thim. of envy
dies in me; when I read the'epnaphn of the beau.
tiful. every inordinate desire 20c: out; when I
meet with the griefs of parents upon a tombstone,
my heart melts with compulsion; when l lee the
tombs of the ,parents themselves, I consider the
vanity of grieving for those who must quickly to].
low. When I see kings lying by those who dc~
posed them, when I consider the rival wits placed
laide by side,.or the holy men that divided the
world yith their interests and dispules, I reflect
with sorrow and ostoninhment on the little con.-
etitions, factions and debate. of mankind. When
freed the several dates 01 the tombs of some six
hundred years ago, I connider that great day
when we shall all of us be cotemporuieo end
mko our apparent» together.
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