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W II. O. lll'.NbUICr, Wifnt- if I'rnprirtnrs.
I vv ntu ti for tlie Free Proas. 1
(lliANI) ism:.
n v li i: I. r. s m !. A Mi .
I'm t s laic of i M Xltjrar.i,
An I to lltni's summit climb ;
i'lr over eorthdom seek they,
Ml II v'i won Irons ai 1 f.ibllni" !
Ui"ubb r theme our pen. rihcnres,
Uc iltiT traini mir muse beguile
T tboo no dedicate, our verse',
I', ur (Irand Isle.
Mltlc spot of loaf and (lower,
Crofl nii-t fenhnd, dell and grove
'i' uthful hearts thy (sha los embower,
1 M i.. -t hopes are round thee wove ;
1. .Ilt'lfcd b.V -t 111 lll.lllhoO'l,
It 1 li mt mido by wumin's smilo
l-lu-'ilog with thy girt" orc.irlhgood,
I'.iir (Irand Isle.
N' dark chasms, with jiws il"fiant,
-cam thy flowering bosom o'er,
no hu,;e cli 1's liko mighty giants
'rotjh ulon.; t!iy pobbbd shoro
here po i 11 y wo hav o wandered
Through the meidow, over stilo
V .llo of in iny things, wo pondered,
snvcot (Iran 1 Islo.
Pondered of the
Kiinlly greeting
I'l'll'leicd of the
Where aUoctlnn'
ol len face
tu " Lang Sy no ;
olden phcos,
tenlrtl twino 1
Pondi-red uf tho olden voices,
ttf the bright familiar Finllo J
Of our ninny liopc an I eruc,
l'onr tiranil Ulo.
'I my i-lc tho soaring calc,
S ans thy narrow limits o'or ;
And tlio Ifain-; oTtho Walo
Can lo hcahl fruin'ioro to liorc ;
Uut the Fi'irit U not bounileil,
l!y tlio ipaeo of loiguo or mile,
Nor thy nrnifes nee-1 ba Poun Icil,
l'air tiranil Isle.
Tiino'iJ ol 1 wheel may eruli tlio (lowers
lib- .ming in the track of youth
ljo.iie? miy wither in the bowers,
b'-vo may till, mil faith, nut truth,
Kjes may loo their oariy Iutre,
l.ip.- may ceao to klii-lly lnilc ;
Still nrouli i our heart shall cluster,
Obi (5 rami Mt,
Mi-morn of our early pirlhooil,
Meni'irie tingcl witli losy huo ;
AVbu' we fust in the Kre't worll stood
(l.rit ocliKil great to mtr view ,)
l)r we 1 -obi '1 at ei.lors clenrly,
Ie we ibuibttd ftieiiilhi'V smile,
"When wo b'io'1 the wholeworbl ilcarly,
Ilri'ht (iiand Isle.
Anil tbeso memories wreath arounl us,
l'ioni rs of loe that cannot fade ;
And the present hour bath found m
Tn tho olden girb nrrajeJ,
In the garb ol trust wo chcrih,
Whilo ficsh hopes our heart beguile;
Xcicrs'i ill thy lnemory iensh
l'car lirnnd Isle.
North lliro, Moy C.
lb jfl.
AGHIOULTUEAL.
Win II Clark of St. Al'un, Vt., l)iHtj;iit
It t yenr n 'iuiliel oT China wlioat, fur uliieli
tBg? il ill.iri, and raised from the
Mnio"i' ,ity-kix liiishols, liicli lie ii neUinj;
readily at a Im-liol. Tliii kind uf wheat
U i-aid to 'ufTer but little from tlio wecwl.
J A. Nasli, lm was the oommitteo nrm
npiointoil to isit tlio J it Dxliibition of tlio
y.-ies (.Iai.) Agricultural Society, says, in
Ins rcjiort
" I'.vcrytliins rnoil off in a way adapted
to imj.resi a htr.inger Cuoraldy ith regard
to tbc social feeling-) and inov.il character of
tbo v j-.Io of ins'',x. No immorality was no
ticed, itn'i ts it In one tu ritinp I an orthnnry
i hr of cattlr to taKi vp a strip hill, awl hold
itovn llir stitnc, four tons on ucait. Vour
Delegate is iif'o.inion tint oxen will m.iko
their working iialitics ijuito as dibccrnililo
under reasonaldo as under seero demand","
Tho editor of the Ohio C'ulthatur is down
on (oreign importations Uc thinks America
can raise her own seeds and cattlo if farmers
wero a little less slovenly and careless. Hear
him
" Wo liavo had somo exporienc"in tlio in
troduction of " New and Ilaro Seeds ;' hut
the conclusion wo cimo to after a trial of
mine years, is that it does not pay, for whero
wo have succeeded with one kind, we havo
made a dead failure, witli twenty others.
Tho truth is, if wo only thought ho, wo do
r it need to go abroad for scarcely anything.
It wo will propagate carefully tho varieties
wo hae, we can make them better for our
own tibo than anything we can get in foreign
parts. '1 hero is a deal of gas and llummery
al out tlico importation, Irom live fctoek to
jscy seeds. Lit us bestow the samo pains
and half tho cxpenno upon our present stock
of animals and seeds, and we can beat tho
world on the quality and profit of our pro
duce, as wo du now in uuny things, cun
with our confessed slocnlinets and ill-matc'.i-mg,"
Charles Scager of tt. Louis, recommends
thi following easily tried method of improv
ing potatoes, so n to icsloro them to the
original soundness, richness, and mealiness
ol this valuable root :
' '1 he plan is this : lcep back somo e eed
potatoes lor six or secti weeks niter tho
usual time of planting, sjy till tho list week
in Jute or tho first tw-ck'ni .Inly, and then
plnt and cultivate them the same as stock
potatoes. Thoy will graw until tho frost
withers the inos, when they should bo dug.
s they have not hud time to luaturo tiny
wul bi ((iiitu sm ill not more than an inch
or an inch and a half through ; but they
s "iild all bo carefully gathered, arid kept
nl j Irom Irost through tho winter, and
hinted at the usual timu of ) hinting in tho
spring one of tlio small potatoes being sufli
u ntt'Ti-fd in each hill. Tho result will
bu Iju"i sized, found, liualv putatoes, as 1
i.no 1 roi n by iietu.il trial. 1 liopo that it
wul bo trud by boino uf our tanners this
) ar "
correspondent of tho Ohio Cultivator
gives tho following upon tho subject of fow
iw grass fjcod :
Yesterday I met with a friend who has had
as much experience in the growth uf timothy
Iriy as any man in tho I'nited States. I iibked
j 1 1 in how- much timothy seid to sow upon an
acre. II1' replied that ho always sowed one
half bushel to each acre , that there would
im at least a half ton per aero more hay, and
t .at the hay would bo worth ijU per ton moro
in Cincinnati market, as it would bo Cue and
It lor tho stock. When one-eighth to oue-
fouith of a bushel is sown, tho hay is coarse
imdhird' and not so good lor stock. llo
cuts from 2UI) to .'i()U tons of hay per year,
which is sold in the market.
Tho New York stato agricultural society
ofl' rs tho premium of u silver euji to tho girl
ui.d r -1 years of ago, who will mako the
best ten pounds iil'lbutter, at any mis tinio,
The a,"iiciiltural joker of the New York
Tri' uro my this is all right, except the
atrocious insinuation that somo girls are
over -1 years. Tlio Columbii, Teiiu., Mir
ror, is iinticipiting ureut u number of gruss
li.ppirsin that region. It siys many of
them are a'rc.idy spreading their legs, and
kicking up their heels, mid that a delugo
nie in reserve. The Zanesvlllo Courier sajs
tha' vcrv great losses ol sheep Intro occurred
in Ohio "this winter, and predicts that it will
.ilfett tho wool crop,
During tho last year tho American Iract
.Society has received, through tho contribu-
lion box, sJ'J IS in bruken and counterfeit bills.
TALKS AND IKC1DEHI3-
ll'rom the liullnni Ilisett'O
(MNiruniiSi on l'Aitfox tii.ciii;ii'.-5 day.
11V t . Jt. KII1KI.AMI
Tho following clever sketch or Parson
Thaeher, of Milton, of whoso eceentiicitios
miiny anecdotes aro c.U.uit, wo havo no doubt
will ho entertaining to our reader.
'When inv brother 1!. wasn littlo boy,' saul
Miss. , "'his health was delicate, and ho
w.is sent to tlio country to school, and there
bnardul at a great old V.n m-housc, ono of the
real old New England style, of yhich lew
specimens now remain. Here, in tlio first
cold weather ol autumn, the family congre
gated about tho kitchen fire, so as not to dis
turb the flower-pots, which still ornamented
the hearth of the keeping room. 'Iho joung
student Irom lloston was accommodated on
ono sido of tho fire, and a littlo stand, on
which was placed u tall iron candlestick,
neiring a dlpt-candlo with a wick an inch
long, lor tho furtherance of his studio.-'. Not
being much inspired by the book under those
circumstance, II. was wont t ) !itcn to the
talk of nn ancient dimo who sat with a jicr
renni.il fountain of knttting-work in a high
hick chair on tho nppositosnlo of tho hro, bo
stow ing various hints and cautions upon n
oung clergyman lately ordained, and hoping
)io would ho" 'kcrried through' all tho work
tint was before him in tlio ministry of that
parish.
Tho young clergvman, city bred, and only a
guest at tho farm-liouse, listened with defer
ence and replied very satisfactorily tomostof
tho old lady's remai ksj hut ho could not bo
made to understand very clearly in what par
ticulars ho was likely to lind his position
moro than usually difficult, lie did not seem
to doubt that he should bo 'kcrried through,'
though ho said so very modestly.
'Humph !' said tlio old lady, taking n spare
knitting-needle from her wofk and passing it
gently under her cap with a rellectivc air,
Hid vou evir hear about I'.irson Thaeher 'h
day, Mr. Z.' My mother could remember
l'uroii Thaeher, though ho died in 17-7. Ho
was a man that had been to school and then
to college in this country, (it vvas tho custom
in Hum days,) then to l.eyden, where he
studied fur tho ministry, and not only that,
but learned medicine and surgery, and not
content with that, studied law beidcs.'
Mr. . began to open his eyes at this
enumeration of his predecessor's accomplish
ments. 'Yes,' continued the good ladv, 'and be
sides, was a good mechanic, so tliat he could
uso almost any tool. Well, ho come hack,
settled in this town, and married Theodo-ia
1". and she made a good wife, and and they
lived very compirtahly in their plain way.'
'lint,' said tho young clergyman, who be
ing fiesh from college, was tho least in the
world priggKh, 'I can seircely seo how Mr.
Th.ichor's Kiiropean aciiuiremcnts were ue
cessiry to him for btich a position,'
'Humph.' s lid the old lady ag i ill , stay 'till
I tell you my story. One .Monday morning
parson Thaeher said to his wife, I've en-
g igod to go to 1) to preach an ordination
sermon on Wednesday and I must set out to
morrow ; so this day I must have entirely
for my study,and you must not allow mo to be
interrupted"fur any tiling short of a cao of
life or death. So Mrs. lhacher promised,
and the good parson went thoughtfully up
stairs to prepare his sermon.
llo was scarcely seated when a woman in
the neighborhood cimo in, almost breathless,
anxiously inquiring fur Mr. '1 hacher.
'lie is'in his study, and cannot he disturb
on any account.
'Oh, dear '' says tho poor woman, '1 don't
know what I shalMo, fur our best cow's
very sick, and nobody can't do nothing to
help her. We've had l.ciren.tho cow doctor,
and he can't tell what's the matter with her.
What will become ol ns ll we luso her'
Xnvv Mrs, Thaeher felt so bad to think tho
woman iini'-thiso her eow, that she e'en ven-
tuicd up stairs and Knocked at her husband's
door.
Wife, you know I lohlott I roultit't '
'Yes, but p ior Mrs. I'limhlcy 'and
then she told all about tho eow and tiied to
persuade the paison to go at once. This ho
said was out ol the iUestiun; but ho wuuld
certainly call after dinner, as ho was obliged
to pas i,y Mrs. Tiimh.ey's to go to a raising,
vv hero he'had promised tu make a prayer. So
the poor woman went home much comforted
to think that parson Thaeher would enmo at
all, so great was her opinion of his skill. Sho
had hardly shut tho gite, when another
neighbor cimo in as Hurried and out of breath
as Mrs. Trimbley: and baldly remembering to
bay how d'ye do bolero sho cried out.
Where is Mr. Thaeher ''
'My husband is in his btudy, and tan not
be"
'OIi, runup, do, Mrs. Thaeher, and tell
him that Mr. Vo-o and Mr. Hunt havo had
another awful ijuarrel again, and Mr. Voso
siys he'll go right oil' to Huston and employ
Lawyer d'lidley,' a pritty awful threat in
thoso days 'for ho wont put up with ill
usage any lunger.'
This frightened Mrs. Thatcher dreadfully,
to think a ipiarrcl should get to such a
length in that neighboihood. So, know king
her husband's power us peacemaker, she
went up to his study door unco more.
'What is tho matter now, wile!" said
r.irson Thaeher.
'Oli, a dreadful quarrel,' and so forth, re
peating nil the threats and hnrd speeches,
and begging her husband to interfere with
out delay.
'Well, I can't possibly go now, but send
word to Mr. Voso not to go to Huston till ho
has seen Mr.. I will c ill alter dinner, as I go to
raising.'
Thi-vacified tho messencer, and the par
son vvuit on v ith about the 'fourth' of his
ordin ition sermon.
I'rcscntlva violent rapping with tlio heavy
end of u wliin washcaidat Iho dour, and u
l.irmcr, Irom some distaneo oil', inquired for
Mr. Thaeher. Mrs. Thaeher repeated the
old excuse, but too I irmer was not to lu put
off so easily, lie insisted on the minister's! wife
guing up and telling her husband that a man
w..s beluvv vv h must sco him, being in ureat
trouble, ami wanting immediate help. I on
t! is, with many groans, the pnr-mi.it length
i uw down, mid leirned that tho man's axle
trees had b;en hioken under a load of pitash
l.ottios, and tie couiu Uo noimng witnout
h'dp
' i'ho only thing to bo duno,' said parson
Thaeher, ' is to m.iko another axlctrco just
like tli.it. (io into my shed ; there you will
find a box of tools." Cut duvvn a young
hickory, make your axletree, and when it is
ready I'll come and help you put it in.'
And then tho paison turned to go up stairs
again ; but Mr. Timelier told him thudinner
was ready to take up.aud wuuld bo on tiie ta.
hie in n minut". So Ins s it down tn dinner,
and when that was finished it was quite time
to go to thn raising. On the way ho reinem.
beieil the sick cuvv. llo fuund tho poor row
in great piiu, and seviralof tho neighbors
standing round, h.okini' at her.
Have you tried tliio, and this, and such
anothi r thing ''
' Yes, but nothing does any good.'
And then parson Timelier, with nil his
Lojden learning, vm i.t close opto the eow,
and I'xaiiiiuid Io r all over.
'Make heel of her while you can, Mis.
Trimbley,' slid he, 'lor her leg is broken,
and there is nuthing else to bo dune.
And so he jogged nn to the sceno uf tho
quarrel. There he lotind Mr. Vuo in n
lowering passiuii, ilecl.u ing ho would go yst
to Huston fir squiio liridlev, although ho
had waited outol respect tu tlie pastor.
'What is the dilheulty this lime!' said par
son Thuihcr.
'Oil, the old thing over ngiin. His cows
have been in my inn, and I know they wero
tuni'd in on purpo.e, and I'm iletirmined, if
it cost ino evi ry '
.end lor Mr. Hunt,' said parson Thaeher ;
and Mr. Hunt cimo. Alii r sunie parley, and
sumo hard things said on both sides, tho par
son askid
'What may lei the damage in money"
'About ii ii i ndmoii,'1 said Mr, Voso.
ell, vou won't ulijcit to pay that, neigh
bor Hunt'' said tl.o p.isior
Why no, said Mr. Hunt; and after a
friendly exhortation tho j arson went on his
way at a brisk trot, feaiing to bo too lato at
mo raising.
Hero ho found nil in commotion, and ns scon
, n8 ho ajipearedhis nauio was called out by a
I donon at once A man had fallen off tho tim-
hers, and was taken up for dead, 'lint hero
is parson Thaeher,' said they. And the par
sun lelt of tho man's milso, said ho was not
dead, called for bandages, drew out a lancet,
bled In tn , and In a short time signs ul lllc a
t cared. All was soon over, ntid tho limn
recovered. Tho raising went on; the minis
tcr made his prayer, and then set off for
homo, knowing ho had tho ordination sermon
yet to finish. As he came past Hunt's. ho
loniiil that man waiting at tho gate for him.
'Mr. Timelier,' said ho, 'you vo saved mo
from nn ugly quarrel, and I thank you for it.
My wife- wants j on to accept ol a leg of
bacon of her own curing; and if you'll wait a
minute, I'll stcji in and get it, and put it in
your saihllo-bag.'
So the bacon wan brought, and it took soir.o
little time tu get it into tho baddle-hag; hut,
sermon or no sermon, such a present must
not ho refused. And parson Thaeher trotted
nn, hojiiiig supper would bo ready vv hen ho
got huino. He had to ji.iss Voso's door, too,
and Vosc, who was busy with sumctliing in
tho yard, looked ii) and saw tho minister,
and stopped him, that ho might thank him
fur his Iricndly office in tho quarrel. Whilo
they wero talking, Mr. Timelier said ;
' -Mr. Voso, may I troublo you to hand mo
uji a good big stone, to put in the other sido
uf my saddle-bags for Mrs. Hunt has given
me a leg of bacon that weighs them down
unequally, and causes them to slip.'
' Not I, indeed, parson Thaeher,' said
Vosc; 4 I'll give you no stono ; hut my wilo
has eomo guod nico cheeses, and if you'll wait
just one minute, I'll step in and get ono to
balance uur saddle-bags.'
The chceso was forthcoming in a moment,
and stowed away, and parson Thaeher chir
rujicd on his horse and soon saw home. Hut
at the gato ho was met by his wilb with a
troubled countenance
' Here aro Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Wales
come to stay all night, to go with you to
morrow to the ordination, and I've nothing
in tho world lor supper hut some eggs.'
' Don't bo troubled, my dear,' s.iid tho
parson, and with that ho pulled the ham and
the cheese out of the saddle-bags, and was
abuut to step in and welcome his friends,
when tho man of the axlctrco boarded him,
seemingly a great deal out ol jiatienco.
' Wlfy, juirson Thaeher, you've staid so
long, that it's too late for lao to go nn to
night. There vvas nobody clso here to help
me, and so here I am.'
' Well, never mind, neighbor, you can
slecji hero, and go on in tho morning.'
' Ay, but 1 must be ready to start beforo
day,' said tho farmer, 'ami the axlctrco has
gut to bo mended to-night.'
Mr. Thaeher saw there was nothing for it
hut to help tho jioor man after hit own
fashion ; su ho culled for the lantern, j.ut uji
his horse, heljicd the man in with tlie axle
tree, ate his stijiper, jierformed the family
devotions, saw all his guests sifely stuwed
aw ay for the night, and then sat down and
finished his ordination sermon. And so en
ded parson Thaeher s Day.
Tho old lady looked at tho young clergy
man; but he did not sjie.ik. llo wore a very
sad countenance, and very soon taking up his
tall iron candlestick, went musingly to bed.
IFrom the Pi rintrfisld lpi.llnm
l.KTint rilOM A VOf.Mi MIX IX TOWS S0C1ETV TO
HIS btSU.lt I TUB CUl.MIIV.
Si'MNRi ei i), March 7, 181G.
Mi Dear June ; My letter of lut week
vvas so sad and solemn that it touched the
hearts of somo very rcsjiectablc spiritualists
wholivo heie ; and I received through tho
licpublican office, the following note:
J71 M inn'rine, V.f.i Hear Mr I have been
impressed to write you a brief letter, iiiforming ou
that tho spirit of Kato has made its appearance
in our cirelp, and wihes for an lnteri lew with you.
Iho sjiirit is described by a seeing ip.ldiuiun one of
much beauty an 1 groat gentleness, well worthy of
tho hl.'h tnbuto you paid to her, Irilu your imprc-'--
lons ot her la tlio lonn. ino circle w 111 meet ai my
bouso on Sutiir.tuy evening (March 1,) wbcu wo
liopo to seo ,vou.
Yours in tho love ol tho new dispensation,
Now nothing could moro fully have fallen
in with my wishes than this invitation. 1 had
uearu su uiueu aim seen no nine 01 Hpunuai-
i hiii . tnat i Jetcrinincci, at once, to atienu ino
circle; and, accordingly I dijiatched a noto
announcing tho fact to my new, unknown and
very jiolito friend.
1 confess that, as tho hour apjiroached for
tho jirojioeed interview, a feeling of most un
worthy superstition crept over me. I was
about to hold converse with a beingofanother
world, and whilo the thing seemed pleasantly
at a distance, as u mere jioctie lancy, the
reality quito excited me. 1 was not to bo
terrified however, and was at tho ajqiointcd
place punctually, I was greeted with great
cordiality by the comjiany assembled, csjie
cially tho leinalc portion uf it. One young
lady held my hand a long time, nnd remarked
that my vigorous electrical forco quite restor
ed her weak nerves. Sho rather thuught sho
should know now whero to look for tone,
when sho wanted it, if I would be bo kind.
Her confident and confiding manner quito
don mo, for sho was very j.retty, and well,
after nil, that wasn't exactly what I was go
ing to say.
Wo silt down at a tablo, the pretty young
lady by my side, and wo took hold of ono
another's hands, and remained still for a few
minutes. Then my jirctty neighbor began to
twitch all over. Sometimes bIic grasped my
hand convulsively, and I really began to feel
sorry for her. Sho looked as il sho was get
ting unconscious at last, and 1 sjioko to tho
gentleman who had invited mo. 'Isn't .Miss
going into a fit' inquired I. ,'Is sho oltcn
troubled in that way1' 'The spirits aro
magnetizing her,' rejilicd the gentleman sol
emnly, and added 'seo tho hoavenly smilo a'
flitting over her countenance. ' 1 looked, and
sho really ajijioared quito jdeased with tho
operation, or with something that had been
6iid, I could not tell which, l'rctty soon,
becoming calm and still, sho said : I am
lints, now no top no. Max " And then sho
shook my hand, and, leaning over, kissed ino '
. . .1.... , , ,.. , ... ., r.li i
ion iniiy iiuignie inai i luusneil.aii'i leu not
ii little indignant ; but I was immediately
calmed and jdacedatmycisoby tho remark of
tho gentleman that the spirit of my old friend
Kate had jiossessed itself of my neighbor's
firm, and that it vvas Kate who kissed lae,
and not my neighbor. Hut I had conio de
termined not to bo duped, and said, " How
shall I know that it is Kuto and not my
neighbor ' " Tho lady answered, " namo
your tests ; nnd first remember that Kato
never kissed you on your lips, but always on
your cheek. She kissed your cheek just now.'
I can npjiree'mte, as I think calmly of it, tho
dolicaey and beauty of this test, for tho
statement of tho lady was correct in regard
to dear Kate's modo of kissing. Tho test was
all tho moro jierfect from tho fact that jirob
ably not ono fern llo spirit in a thousand, if
their earthly tastes and habits had been pcr
jictuatcd, would havo jirefcrred tho cheeks to
tho lijis.
Then I began to think about tests, but I
eould not fi ujion any that would bo satis
factory. Sho evidently beeamo awaroofmy
jitmlcd condition, fur with a heavenly smile
sho leaned over and whisjvered in my car'
'Max, do you remember ever having juit on
your trowsers 'hind sido 'aforo1' I was
"thunderstruck. Sho hud gono back to nu in
nocent nnd artless scono of my childhood, and
called un an event which shook my skepti
cism to tho very bottom. I remember tho
sceuo well. I was a littlo boy, nnd had just
got oil' my jiclticoats. Ilcing nuihitious to
dress inyselt without materia 1 assistance. I
had risen in the morning, and having insuffi
ciently studied tho mechanism of lay new
clothes, had jilunged my foot into the wrong
hole, buttoned myself upas well as I could,
and gono down stairs, with, I think, my trow
sers slightly oj.en down tho buck, and my
shirt forming an insignificant jirujection thro'
the guji. On my arrival in thodr.iwing-rooiu,
I found littlo Kato and her mother there,
rather, who, you know is an old joker, in
sisted that 1 had got uji tho wrong side first,
and that I must turn my head and leet around
and then I should bo all right. l.ittlo Kuto
laughed and giggled as If sho would burst;
and it seems that Ibis littlo incident had so
impressed itself uj.ou her mind that she had
resorted tu it ns a test. I was satisfied. I told
tho circle that I was more than satisfied. How
could 1 bu otherwise 1 1 knew that thero was
i not a jierson jiresent who had ever seen my
n:
aiititluons on in any uut mo correct manner.
I Vnii inav smile, but I tell vou I was satisfied
You need not tell mo it was elnirvnvanee, for
I was not thinking of it; and h id it not been
fur this incident, I do not believe I should
over havo thought uf it again in my lib'.
I wis now ready fir convers ition. "Kate,"
stid I, while a calm uwo jussessed my mind,
"Kate, tue you hapjiy '"
'llajijiy '' said sh , while a beautiful smilo
passed over tho million's face, liajipy as n
humming bird.'
I thuught the figure a littlo singular, but
the circle thought it vvas bo.iutilul ; and,
un a second thought, jiorhajis it vvas.
'What aro your otii'lnymoiits
I watch overtoil, ami crotchet and knit,
nnd oh ! I've just worked tho bottom ol one
line of the pn ttiest I'otticuits you ever see.'
I knew that wasn't Kate's grammar, but I
also know she was very fund ofcrotehet work,
and vvas very idea with her needle. It rather
went against my notions touching the futuro
state, that jiettieu.its wero worll by thosjiirit
form, hut of couiso I was a novice, and felt
delicate about asking tpiessiuus.
"You are a child in knowledge," juirsiied
tho modest sjiirit, "and vou must ojien join
heart lo iusti itctiun. )vcry thing in the
world has a spirit cottcn cloth, linen, silk,
vvorstid and every thing. Tho first crcatuto
I met in this strange country was a spiritual
rooster who had been killed to make broth
for me. Ho stood Ihppnig his wings, and
crowing on tho lidgo-juiloufa sjiiiitu.il barn,
and 1 could not help thinking he was a broth
of a rooster, anyway, livery thing, as I s lid,
has a sjiirit. On my ai ri s ill hero, 1 found
all my drc-ses a great deal moro beautiful
than they were in the material form. The
color and lustre of the silk arc quite astonish
ing. Society is dull at jircs.cn t, there are so
many jicojile engaged in rapjiing . and those
who aro not busy in that way are laid uji
with soro knuckles nnd rlieiiin,itim, result
ing from l.ijijiitig and tripjiing tables too
much. Sol amuse my sdf with crotchet
and tieedlo-work, and the next time you virito
to Jane you tell her about the jietttco it. It
is a new p ittcrn, ur, rather, an uld one re
vived, ifor 1 got it from one uT queen IIlui
beth's maids of honor."
1 must conless that 1 was charmed with
tho free and easy conversation not that it
seemed very much liko Kate, but then you
must allow lor a chingeof circumstances,
you know. It sjemcd jdeisant to think vo
are to Jias into another existence which will
ho only a refined countcr.irt of this : and
that wo shall havo a good time tin re. S
fir, I vvas converted, for I confess that I could
not get over tho-o trowsers. ilury time a
doubt swept aero--s my mind, a little boy
seemed to be jiresented tome, in a vision,
with his iuvetiiie habiliments improp"iy ad
justed, and an unsuppresscd jiieco of linen
jirotruutng. I eoum nut get around tnose
trowsers on that memorable morning, and 1
cannot now. 1 rej.e.it to jou that I am sut
islied. I now jirojiosi d to inquire into the authen
ticity of the Christian religi in. 'Kate.' slid
I solemnly, ' is Christianity the true re.i-
gion '
'Yes,' replied she. 'in the main. Christ
was an excellent man, and contrived a reli
gion that was very goo 1 in its day. Sum? of
his j rccej'tn wero excellent, but, as a whole,
I find that the general oj inion is that it has
outlived its usefulness. If vou wish Cora
reliable guide in religious matters, however,
I w ill take it u j o'i yoinself to keep you jiu-ted,
Love Ood, resjiect myself and be harmonious
with everything. It you area man of as
much obscnatiun as I tike you to be, you
will perceive the inlinate sujieriuiity, in every
intellectual and moial quality, of tlr.se who
submit themselves to sjuiitual influent1.', to
thoso w ho jirofi ss the orthidux religion.
You will seu that tho hariuunial brotherhood
and sisterhood never do any foolish things.
Thos" among them who seem to he less acute
than formerlv, are onlv ab-iirbed in higher
I afl'urs. A man who looks at the sun, only
( for a few minutes, loss his sight for earthly
I things, for in his upwind gaze, he has drunk
Plien nouns tu ngnt noil, no euiniui. rou .ins
tiling aruund him in the form.'
Thus, in a fjvv minutes, Jiad Kato Jaid all
my religions education and jircjudices aside,
as"if they wero old girinents. I stood foilh,
a freeman disenthralled from Irom jirctty
much everything, in fact. Sometimes the
thought would conic tijiun nic this is all a
delusion: Max, you aro weak you have
been imjiosed ujion. Hut then came uji the
trowsers. Little did I think, when I first
juit my shurt fat legs into thoso tro'.wrs,
that they wero ihtined to clothe the subliiu
Cst faith that ever inspired tho hum ill
mind that by their susjienders I should be
as it were hung tu the sjiheies that that
littlo jirotrusiuit uf linen shuuld be jd.inted
as a standard upon the battlements ol aeon,
qucrcd and dethroned sniiorstition ' Don't
say anything tu father and tuuther about this,
at present.
Your living brother,
M.v M.vNSEr.iMJ.
Yt .in Un- K in-1- fT' i I. 0 Tribaii! 1
Tin: Mark up Cain. On the lth of
March, Daniel Vancil, re-iding at Hlooming
ton, Kansas, g.iye a sociil jiaity at his resi
dence and invited his friends of all political
shades to attend; about forty or iilty wero
present, lletvvecn seven and eight o'clock
Mrs. Vancil learned that Coleman, the mur
derer of Dow, was in the hall ; sho jirocoed
ed immediately to ferret him out. Alter
finding whero ho was, sho stepped up to him
and said "Is your name Coleman '" llo
rejilicd in tho affirmative. Sho then told him
that ho had not been invited, nnd requested
him to withdraw immediately; sho gave as
her reason that ho had committed u cold
blooded murder, and no murderer could find
protection in her house. Coleman remon
strated, lint to no juirposc , when he fuund
that tlio mark of Cain was upon him, he
withdrew, taking with him a few of his jiro
slavery friends those who were so destitute
of principle as to symjiathize with a murder-
cr ami none otiicrs.
At another j'arty given a few evenings jire
vious to the ono alluded to, the same murder
er made his apfiearauce and had the audacity
to attempt to take jnrt in tho hilarities of
tho evening. A cotillion was funned ujion
the floor, and everything in readiness
"To tt ip tho light fantastic too,"
when it was whisperel that Colemin was on
'.he floor. The words had hardly time to die
upon tho speaker's lips beforo every lady
was in her seat, and relusod to g upon the
floor again until tlio murderer of Dow should
leavo tho house.
Tho Oswego Journal says : "Tho free ad
mission nf lumber under tho Itocijirocity Trea
ty lus nvtuced a reniarkablo and wholly un
exjiccted ehingo in tho direction and ship
ment ol tho article on Lake Ontario, fuder
tho oj.eration of tho treaty, this change coai
meneed last seasin, and tlio diversion from
the Lastern to tbo Western market jiromises
lo be much larger this season than last. We
seo clearances of lumber for tho jiorts of
Lako Michigan aro constantly going on from
the Canadian ports in this Like. No less
than 1,(1(10,0(111 feet cleared at Oswego on
Saturday for Chicago and Milwaukee. Tho I
low rates of up Lako Ireights aro such that
lumber will go from Oswego to Chicago as
chean or cheijier than on the Hudson by
canal. Such aro tho advantages of Lake
over Canal navigation, that L'OO miles of the
latter are equal u( exponso tn 12'K) miles ol
tlio former from tho Canadian ports this
dillerencu is still greater, a transhipment be
ing sued. Tho r.ij'id settlement of tho
Western prairies Ins m ide ChicuiM tlio
greatest lumber market in tho country, jr-
najis in ino vvoriu. mo great vi ostein in
version of lumber will bo likely to raise tho
value uf this production tho ui.irkes of tho
Hudson."
The LVi. Smiini is nv v Ki.n tv.. '1 hero
vvas imjir'ssive coiiijiactuess, and sad tt uth
fiilness, in tho Menominoo Chief d'ristly
Hoar's nitic.il judgment ujion the stone
groups in the rotunda of tho Cujiitol at
Washington. Turning tu tho eastern door
way, over which thero is a rcjircscntution of
the landing ol the I'llgrims, he said, ' 'fhcie
Ingen give white man corn ,' tu the north, to
the representation of I'cnn's treaty, ' Theio
ingen give urn binds ; 'and to the west,
where I'ocahnntns is seen saving the life ul
Cant Smith, ' thero Ingen save ii lit life ,' ,
and lastly, to the south where the jamieer,
Ibuii'l boon, idiinges his knl'u into the
br ast of "no roil man, while his f'ot i -ts on
tho Iwdy of miotic r 'and taeic whit" man
kill Ingen '
2i:!i!:?i!rvs;T5' s
I'lltliAY MOHN IJftl, MAY, 2.1, IMS.
Tho hto Luther Eavcraaco.
An interesting memoir of lion. Luther Sev
erance, which first ajijioared in tho Kcnnebco
Journal, Irom tho jicti oT tho editor, Jas. l.
lllane, Ilsq , has been juit forth in a jiamjihlct
form. Mr. Sevcranco vvas tho first editor of
that Journal, and for 23 years, (from 182.1 to
IS.10, ho give it a high character. Tho last
four yens of activo cmjiloymotit in his life
were sjiont at the Sandwich Islands, ns tho
diplomatic rejiresentativo nf tlio UnitedStates.
Ills conduct there was every way to his own
lionur and to that of the (ioyerninont who
sent him there, and acceptablo tu tho (lovern
luoiitoftho hlands. Ho returned in feeble
health in 1851, and died in 185 ). As an 1M
itor, a Kcjiretcntativo in tho Stato Legislature
and in Congress, ho was noted as an able,
steady, and consistent upholder of what wero
eilled Whig jirlncijilcs. So long as tho Whig
pirty had any national vitality, ho adhered
t) it. Hut when tho Southern Whigs almost
unanimously joined tho Administration party
in repealing tho Missouri Compromiso, ho
considered tho Whig party, as a national or
ganisation, at an end. In December, lS.'il, a
month before his death, ho published his sol
emn opinion that tho former issues had gono
by. "His high time," ho said, "that North
ern men should unite, whether Whigs, Demo
crats, Know-nothings or Know-soniethings,
1'reo-soilers or Liberty-men, to tramplo in
the dtit every northern dough-face who yield
ed his voto to this iniquity, viz: the repeal of
the Missouri Compromiso, and then to tako
care to nriko no moro compromises on tho
question of Slavery, but to return inflexibly
to tho jiolicy of Washington, franklin and Jef
ferson: i. e.ol limiting, restricting and finally
abolishing slavery, instead of extending it
over tho Continent. To do thisice nij t(ni(c
rffiitunthj with those who concur with us, and
wo must do it without delay. It is s present
exigency, moro imjiortant at the moment than
any other political question."
(Fr'tn tli' Aulmni Viuoririn )
There is not n distinctive politievl party in tho
country that would i.ut rciPtlho admision of Kan
sas into tho Confederacy as a Ssbavo Mite. Unit
territory cannot, never will bo, s admitted. Mic
will eoluo in as nfice ttate. llcr admission will not
bo b'ltg postponed.
W.ll, admitting all this as eviry reasonable
politician inn -t a- eun i'trcmct I artles. unbesi
lati igly d i-an 1 wlioro is thu ground or bas of tho
so-ealltd " l!i publican" J'arty 1 It amounts to
nothing which is about what that Party itself
amounts to
'1 heie thiols should bo remembered nnd f.'ciuont
ly thuught of la this canvas-,
I!y such impudent statements as the abovo
the attcmjit is made to hood wink those who
dinut read and think for themselves to
draw their attention oil' from the greatest
issue which has ever been before tho Amer
ican jteojile, the very end Jn view being, if
the voters can ho lulled to sleep, to bring
Kinsasiuas a s.iye State. The southern
pajiers m.iko no such ling statements as tho
above. They say, boldly, Kansas shall be a
slivo State, peaceably if it may be, but forci
bly if nut otherwise. Their doughfaccd
liclioysof tho north aro the ones who talk
a- the Auburn American does.
A Ti iiiiiiu.i: i:-ctnsinv of a steam boiler in
tho distilhry works of Cyrus I'.dson .t CO.,
Albany took jilace on tho loth inst. The
in ichincry was torn to jiieees, tho buildings
mjstly demolished, and fragments of mate
rials and of human bodies wero scattered in
all directions.
The rem iim of Cyrus IMson, tho owner,
wero found in tho second story of the distil
lery, sixty feet north of tho boiler-room,
between tho braces under a steep tub, with a
jiurtion of his fiico cut off, ono boot off his
luot, the sole of tho other carried oil', and his
Indy horribly mangled. Of the head noth
ing rem lined but his jaw bono. Tho body
vvas only indentified by .a ring ujion his finger
and this iiidentilieatiou was madj by his
brother, jurtner in tho business.
d'eorgo Henderson, tho engineer, was so
disfigured and cut to pieces that ho vvas only
recognized by his clothing.
James Donniran, a laborer on tlio works ;
his head an 1 legs wero severed from his body.
Among tho rubbish vvas found a leg for
which no owner could bo found, and it is
feared that its boJy vvas carried into tho
river.
Daniel Koyle, a plummor in the employ of
l'eter Smith & Sons, vvas badly scaldod,
Mown into tho river, but was rescued from
drowning. His arm was broken.
1'helix McCaffrey, in tho employ of tho
suae firm, was also badly scalded, and was
found with his jiants and boots stripjied off.
Tho boiler was a now one of fifty horso
jiower. It vvas supjioed Irom tlio evidenco
given, that tho water had been nllovved to
get too low in tho boiler nnd hence the ox-j.lo.-ion
,
DisTinnvNTEs in Svniv. A serious distur
bance has taken placoat Najilous. 1'ev. Mr.
I.yde, Kuglish missotnry, was leaving Na
jluu", when a half-witted Arab (lookel upon
by tho natives as a holy m in) demanded alms,
and seized Mr. Lydo's gun which wns hang
ing before him on tho eaddlo. Unfortunate
ly tho piece exploded and killed tho man.
The Arab population immediately rose, jdun
dcred tho bouse of tho English Consul,
a school and a Greek church, toro down tho
french and llnglisli flazs, nnd ended by kil
ling; tho father of tho Prussian Consul, who
was attempting to dolend tho property of tho
Lnglish. Mr. Lyde took refuge iu tho (iov
ernor's liouso and wns brought to Jerusalem
by an escort of cavalry Bcntfor hira by tho
Pasha.
Tho north of Syria is iu a very disturbed
statu. In and about the mountains thero aro
n(l,(l()fl men, all carrying arms, and tho
Turkish government would ho jiowcrless
against any rising of tho jioodo.
A SttoiKiNo KAii.Rd.vn Aicine.sT, occurred
at Nun ton Corner, 7 miles west of Huston, on
tho 11th inst. Mr. .William McFarlaud,
wife and sister wero crossing tho track in a
ih.iise just as the Albany train vvas approach
ing. The wheels of tho chaise were struck
by tho .engine, nnd tho three wero thrown
violently out. Mrs. Mcl'arland was thrown
head foremost ngainst tho heavy upright
wooded jiost which 6ujijiortcd ono cud of tho
usual cautionary signboard at railroard cros
sings , " Lookout for the engine whilo tho
bell rings," and vvas instantly killed. Miss
Iloustin, tho oth-'r lady, vvas also thrown
against the jst, and instantly killed. Mr.
Mcl'arland was thrown to tho ground, and
his right shoulder vvas badly broken and
bruised.
Mi:. IlmnrcRT, the member uf fungress, who
shot tho waiter nt Willard's has had his ex
amination, nnd was recognized in tho sum of
,.-10,00(1 for his apjienrnnce at tho June term
of tho Criminal Court, tn onswsr to tho
ch.irgo ol manslaughter
Tiiio.t: Dvvs LvTiiMito't la koim:. 'I he roy
al mail steamship Asi i, ('apt. Lott, from
l.iverjiool .Id inst., arrive 1 at New 'ioi'k,
MjyjKith : Tho news by this arrival is un
important, but tho 'olli.'iil rojiort of tho
jiroccedings of tho Congress of Paris bad
cotno to hand. 'I'ho rojiort adds' littlo to our
previous knowledge. Tlio most interesting
feature of tho business took jd ico after tho
treaty was signed, iu tho shajio of nn inter
cliango of ojiiiiions on sttbj"cts of furnjicau
interest. Count Walovvski inv ited tho as
sembled iileiujiotentiai'ies to this intcrchatigo
of sentiment, and himself went over the
ground, referring to the disturbed condition
ur (Ireoco and Italy, and rocuuimendtng that
suggestions to rule moro mildly should be
omveyed to tho Italian governments. In
this reemimendition tho Plcnipot"iitiarios
more or less heartily ngreod. Count favour,
on behalf of Sardinia, deiiriU'lcJ that a sdcu
lar government bo established in the Human
Legation, and that tho Austrian troojis bo
withdrawn, inasmuch as their jircscneo iu
Italy disturbs the political equilibrium, and
constitutes a real danger for S irdnii i. T Is
sjieoch led to somo sharp vvouls between tho
Austrian and Sardinian representatives, but
it ended in nothing, Whilo on these sub
jects, Count Wulcvvski throw out a cunning
bait to entrap tho Congress into a measure
of repression against tho Helgian Press, but
Lord Clarendon' refusing in cold terms to
lend tho inlluencoof England to any measure
tending to check freedom of opinion, M.
Walovvski backed out of the jiropos.il in the
best manner ho could. Tho jilcnijiotentiariso
then discussed and assented to a new declara
tion of maritime law, agreeing that a neutral
flag shall mako free cargo, cxccjit contraband
of war ; shall bo free even under an enemy's
flag ; that blockades, to bo respected, must
be efl'cctivo ; and that jirivatccring is forever
abolished. To these important jiriticiples
tho jilcnijiotcntiaries gave tho adhesion of
their governments, Itussia qualifying her as
sent in tho matter of jirivateering.
In the Hritish Parliament, tho adjourned
debato on Mr. Whiteside's voto of censure
on the government for tho fall of Kurs, had
been pressed to n division, when tho motion
was lost by a majority against it of 127.
Military courtesies, it seems, are being ex
changed between the armies hut lately rang
ed in battlo array, ono nguinst tho other.
According to the latest advices from tho Cri
mea, the Allied trooj.s had been reviewed by
tho Russian Commander-in-chief.
A mong tho latest intelligence received at
Liverpool, by telegraph from London, is a
treaty between Queen Victoria, Najiolcon and
tho Emperor of Austria, in which tho con
tracting Powers guarantee jointly and sever
ally tho independence of the Ottoman 1'uijiiro.
I'kom C.vi.tioniv The (ieorgo Law arriv
ed at New York on tho 10th inst., with SCO
jiassengcrs and 1,70(1.0(11) in gold.
A scvero accident had hajijiencl on tho
Panama Kailro id, to tho train carrying tho
(Ieorgo law's outward bound passengers. Iho
whole train vvas run off the track, and made a
complete wreck. There were nine cirs and 'Hid
passengers, chiefly steerage.
At tho latest advices tho wreck had not
boon wholly cleared, but !J'I bodies had been
taken out. There wero very few ladies or
children injured Among tho wounded and
killed were a number of tho brakemen.
Thero were no signs ol further disturbances
at Panama. The citizens of Panama had
formed a guard for the jirotection oTjirojierty,
and the authorities had place! a forco at tho
disposal of the Hailroad Company, so that no
further violcnco was anticijiatcd.
Tho correspondence between the Governor
of Panama and Commander Hiiley, of the
II. States ship St. Mary's, which is now at
Panama, is published in full. The closing
noto of tho latter is exceedingly sharp. llo
tells tho Governor that his answers aro not
satisfactory, and afford no assurance of the
safety of passengers for the future; and that,
until he hears from his cwn government in
tho matter, ho will tako all further means in
his power to avert farther danger.
'Iho California news is unimportant
Heavy rains havo prevailed throughout the
Stato during tho past fortnight. Mining
operations havo taken a new start. The grain
crops promise an abundant harvest. Tho Gov
ernor has signed a hill consolidating the City
and County of San Francisco. Tho Demo
crats havo carried their municijial ticket at
Sacramento. The Republicans attcmj ted to
hold a mass meeting at tho samo j.Ince, but
wero driven from tho ground by violence.
Thero was a largo firo at Placervillo on the
ICtli ult.; loss 50,000. A jiovvder vessel at
sink in the river on election day; loss 70,00(1.
Business was dull at San frnncieco.
Oregon. Tho Cascades .wero retaken by
tho regular trooj'S previous to the "th, and
tho Indians dispersed towards the mountain".
Titr. r.iUNT of lands recently made by Con
gress to Iowa in aid of tho construction of
riilroads, provides for four railroads through
tho stato and one branch road One hue is
from Washington to the mouth of Platte
river ; ono from Davenport to Council Hluffi;
one from Lyons to tho Missouri river near tho
forty-second parallel , and ono from Dubuque
to Sioux City. Then thero is a branch pro
vided for from the mouth ol the valley of the
Tctes des Monts, on tho Mississippi river,
opjiosito Galena, llltnjis, to intersect tho
main lino from Dubuque west ; the said
branch to bo completed as soon as tho main
lino is finished to tho projiosodp oint of inter
section. EZTlt is announcod from Washington that
Padro Vijil, Minister of fillibiistcr Walker's
Nicaraguan Government to the Cnito 1 States,
has presented his credentials nnd was iuuue.
diately recognized by tho President. Iu
taking this step (unless all rumor is at fault)
tho President has declined to listen to the
advice of Secretary Marcy, ns well as for
feited thu good opinion the Administration
won by its refusal to recognize French, when
ho presented himself ns Minister from tho
samo " Government."
The largest water-wheel in the world is
said to bo nt tho Albany Nail Works. It
is computed at 1000 horso jiower. Hero is
worked up annually, 10,00(1 tons ol iron into
horse shoes, nails, rivets, lea. Thero aro used
ll.OIK) tons of coal, and 3000 tons of ore.
The business amounts to $1,000,000 a year,
and tho amount paid for wages, exclusive of
tho extensive teaming account, to $170,00(1
a year, or about 3001) a week to 500 hands.
A Mr. Ilruwn was just driving on to tho
bridgo over tho Montmorciiei Falls when
tho structuro fell wilh threo jieojdo on it
His horse started back ns soon ns lus feet
touched tho bridge, and immediately after it
snnk into the chasm 300 feetbelovv
Kinms l.'iiionviPA. Tlio Albnny livening
Journal says'
Iho See. uid Party of emigrants for Kansas, undor
tlio uusnieos of th' New V r,rk si'ntii tiiinsRs Coin,
niittt'o, left on tlio 11th inst. Accninns to tlio
Party wero mud. nt ltoino, Hyrncuso, ltoohcstor nnd
Lockport, makkg a company of nbotit IU persona.
A huge ininibi r of tho party wore neeompmled by
their futilities. On cither "ido of tho Kunias Car was
a banner inscribed
" iio 1 run 1'nni: kavsvs !"
At Syracuse, tho cltlfens presented the party with
a beautiful banner with ths following inscription
"NKIV l nllK ST ITS. KlNSlS 1'VHll SO. TWO."
"cll ,y .'.y rtltl Vltl t,. HTi Vuirr V m;,, rty."
A tbiid jiarty under tho direction uf tho
Now York Stato Committee, will stnrt from
Albany on tho 4th day of Juno nest.
Iluford's Hihle-loving Alabama ruffians aro
thus described, by the Cairo, (111.) Times of
April 23J, a frank Pierce jiajicr in its jiol
itics. Sjieaklng of tho nrrival of tho America
from Now Orleans, tho previous Saturday, it
s lys:
ho also brought up about 2'in of tho most de-pl-cnblo
rullians un 1 cut-throats wo ever saw, Ihey
hailid from Alabuiua and tho sand hills of (Jeorgia,
and said they wero going to Kntifus to vote, and re
turn niter tbo elu-tbn. Dach was armed with n
bowie-kulte nnd reiolror, which ho teemed to tako
gieat delight in evhibiting to every body. On Suu-
.1 , . nlulit .ilioiu S" i f ill, in noil .nu on too Alls.
si-slppi I.evco, fell upon two or three men, shot at
tlioiu several times, m,.l beat ono of tin in in a ino-t
cruo! manner. The m vt morning, as tho bo it was
going up tho .Mississippi iitr, several young men
wero st.mliugnn tho bmk looking at her, when the
brave sand hill cram s del iberately drew their pi-tols
nnd commenced firing nt th"tu. Sovmil shots enno
pr.-tty oLso, but no ono was hurt. If the-o (ieor
gians ilo not exhibit tnoro bravery in Kansas than
theydll here, .ton deleimiiicd men could whip a
whole acre of them. Wo liopo when they return
they will Bi"p a day -r two in Cairo, that they may
get their just deseit-.
1 r..m tin' llo-iton Alias.
" Sick f Kansas."
That wo aro obliged to juiblish frequent
and detailfd accounts of events occurring in
Kansas that these necessarily occujiya large
space in our paper that they may become
wearisome to thoo who do not sufficiently
estimate their importance, wo are very ready
tn admit. Hut there are two considerations
which we beg leave to uige in extenuation of
our (iflenee
I. It is the duty of every mm to interest
himself in this government under which ho
lives in peace, to which ho is indebted for his
prosperity, Irom which How so many of his
blessings. Tlio Declaration of Independence
may have I ecu a farce, the revolution unne
cessary, the fathers more imposters, aril the
liberty for whi-h they fought a delusion. It
may lie tho better j.art to leave government
to chance. J!u-si.ins nnd Austri.ins do this,
and tru-t to good luck (or a good ruler, lint
aro Amoricins ready lor this 1 Are they
willing to leave the administration nf affairs
in the hands of tho I) 'inocrutie pirty, trust
ing not to th" virtue, nut to tho intelligerce,
not to the humanity of tho J'arty, hut to il.s
I'oili'aian" ' Will they sit qiiietly down,
taking humbly nnd thankfully the dole
which LoC'ilocuism sees lit to provide' Al
ready, through thu indilfen nco of men of
character, our boasto 1 rejiublic mism is chang
ing into something like absolute dcsjiotism.
From tho Prohlcnt wo already have j mcla
mations announcing that brutal and tyranni
cal laws must bu enforced by tho dragoons of
thognvernment mercenaries, m iny of w horn
have learned tho sanguinary art of doing a
tviant's work in cuuntrf's where tyrants do
not far the people. A majority ol Senators
do not care a shilling for the liberty of which
thoy tilk. Humors reach us, incredible
and ahuo'-t disheartening, ul a decision by the
Supreme Court, which will absolutely estab
lish slavery in Massachusetts. In Kan-is,
the odiuus'ilo- trine of coii-truetive treason
boo boon rcviv.'l. l'.iwiv, nlwayn hateful to
freemen, jioliticul jiower se!t-i rc.itcd, and
owing no duty or n sponsi1 ility to tho ieop!o,
is there everting itself lo extinguish the last
vostigVsuf civil liberty, so that it is abso
lutely certain, unless tho lovers of freedom
make instant and united cll'irt, that wo shall
s ion have only tin name ol freedom. All his
tory teaches us that the funm of that freedom
may survive long after its spirit h is departed.
If those to whom is confided this ju'ecious
heritage are ready fur its surrender, are so
absorbed in business or jileasure, are so deeji
ly iapjio'l in luxury. so strongly bound by indo
lence, that they cannot make one manly effort
tor the rescue of their jiolitical rights, then
we leave them in tho slough nf their indiffer
ence, liut aro there not others aro there not
young men just starting in life, men ol liber
al thoughts', high hojies, and honest jiur
pises men who havo read our history to
some ptirjiose, and who mcin that tho truth
which it teaches sliill not be buried fathoms
deeji in tho sea of tho ast, who will give
heed to tho events ol tho day, and their best
work and mind to tho eauso of constitutional
freedom 1
II. No man is a hero to his valet no
events appear great to the men under whose
very sight they aro going on. Kansas is a
small territory the men there engaged in a
de-perate strife aro a moro handful tho dis
tance between them and us is very great.
Kansas is small, but lloston was smaller
once, Hunker Hill is smaller now. There was
hardly a regiment ol men battling fur liber
ty at'fhcrmoiTyl.'O. Distance, indeed, may
t ike something from th" dignity of this Kan
sas contest ; Inr, it from a neighboring State
(if any of our neighbors roulil bo guilty of
such nn ofi'.'ncel a horde of armed rufk.ins
should invade vour house or mine, good
reader; or should drive you ur me, by dint of
bowie knife or rill", fruui the polls , or should
arrest our governor, or c large our legislature
Willi treason, it is safe to siy, that any resist
ance which wn might niak ( Hid some wo
should make) would hod'Cmed, at least in
Massachusetts, of historical importance. The
contest iu Kansas oecujiies a n irrow field, but
the I'l'inciplcs which are involved ill it, nu
clides both moral und joliticil, are anything
hut narrow. Wo can b" minute enough,
sometimes, in our admiration uf virtue. A
single good man struggling agiinst evil, wo
call a sj eetacle wnrthy the vision of Gol.
There are many thousand go el men strug
gling so in Kansas men who havo listened
to the jiraycrs, and jirofitcd by the instruc
tion ot the New fngland clergy men who
havo been taught iu New F.tigl.ind schools
men who have guned inns. lo and nerve by
tilling the New f ngl.md soil Aro they nut
wurthy our regard and sympathy ' Hut men
nro nothing jiriueiples tiro everything The
Greeks nro nt our door hnvo wo the love of
fiecdoni in our hearts ' Is tins vv hole com
mon law libcity, which tho race for three
centimes has been acquiring, to bo swept
away a worthless ' and in its place are we to
have the romance of a rejuiblie and the reali
ty uf despotism ' You may count the bul
warks of liberty ujnjii your lingers they aro
very lew, but we havo heretofore deemed
them imjiregn.iblo. Dae Sfoabrj us, tho trial
bv juty, un independent nnd honest judiciary,
popular suffrage, inviolability of lilo and jro
perty, a government deriving its jowcr Irom
the consent of the governed , these are all '
Hut wo have heretofore thought them to be
something. Which of them has not been
cast down, rejuidiitcd and rejected by tho
government ot the !'. S nnd by the marauders
ol Missouri ' And yet, listless or engrossed
by other jiurfcuita, men siy they are weary
ot' tho stoiy liko the unjust judge, they send
away the j.oor petitioners fur sympathy and
succor thoy will hear the cause another day.
Wo say no. We say that the cause must bo
heard now, at once, attentively and thought
fully. Its demand is imj'"rativo. Another
day will not answer , for, another day there
will bo na cause to hoar. Desjiotisiii will
have triumjdied. Tho administration will
havo conquered freedom. At ono stroke a
hundred lights will havo been erased from
tho charter ot our liberty a hundred wrongs
will have jmssed into jireccdents Now or
never '
Tub Siji vTTMt SovtKF.u.s, tho organ of
tho Missouri invaders ol Kansas, and tho
co-laborer with the Sentinel and Patriot in
sjiroadiug slavery over tho territories says
in its issue of AjtiI '-th
The death of the patii. t Jones ' HIS lUl.VTH
Mlr llli AVl.Ndllli- Hi Mini'tn sum t.z
AV 1 Sol l', Il at Ihe -aeuli.'c ol evi ry Abolltlonilt in
the lernt'iiy ' No are now la lavor - I levelling
l.awren'e. and eln-ii-cig the traitori there coogre
gatid, -haitd It result in tho total destruction ef
Iho I" nn n "
Tun innesT of (iov. Komso oi K.vs
'Iho following letter of Mrs. llobio-n t c
wife of Gov. Kohinon, to tli Missouri
Dnnarrnl givosa sample of tho wny in which
tho Harder Ruffians interpret tho Kar. as
Nebraska Act
St. Lorn, Tueiday, May 12. s",i
As Gov. Hobinson nnd myself were piling
down tho Missouri Ilivcr on our way to St
Louis nnd further fist, ujion nffurs of bun
iioss, we were taken off the boat nt Loxing
ton, at the instigation oT lawless men, they
pretending that Gov. Ii. vvas flying fi nn
an indictment Ho assured the gent! -non
some eight or ten in number, who gatlc red
about our state-mom door, opening upin tho
guard, that such wns not the case, that he
had heard of no indictment, that Ids where
abouts, whether in Lawrence or elsewhere,
was at all times known, that if the Marsha
had desired to servo such a jirocess iij in lum
ho could havo easily done so and he should
have suffered no resistance. He tild th un
also that ho would never think t j escape fr mi
an indictment for any political off. use. and
llnd he been doing so, of all places f. w mid
havo avoided tho Missouri I'iver nnd l.etmg
ton. Upon tho statement ot a gentleman
that the delay in consenting to 1 -av t "
l.out, no tbo orovvd had found the bar an 1
were drinking freely ,nnly added to (. iv It s
danger uT jioroonal violence, ho sail, "I, t
me see the crowd nnd I can shortly convineo
them that I am not running from nn arrest,
then I can continue on my jonrnev ' Ti
which the reply was given to' tl.o off et tirif
In-would bo inimmediito dang t f v )b
violence. It was also insisted up m a a
means of safety that wo piss .nit m t' n
guard in leaving the boat, whilo the exar r
rated pcnplc.il "cabin fulf'of them, l , uld bo
unaware of our departure. A carriage was
in readiness to take us tothetivvn Wo
were quartered in tho house of a Mr. Sivvver,
who kindly offered his home as a jl.ieo
of safety, tho night-guard abriut t a
house alono reminding us of the f.i"f t'
Governor It. was a prisoner. I omitted t)
mention in its jiroper place that tho gentle
men ujion first coming to the stite-room raid
they had been talking to the croivj fir fir
teen minutes, trying to porsunde them ti
leave tho boat, but that non" would be satis
ficd unless ho remained in I.oxingt m un'il
they could learn whether an indictment vvas
out ngaiwst him, while others cried, "Drag
him out." To Gov. It.'s suggestion that if
ho was running away from an arrest, he could
seo nn grounds for another State to interfere
one of tho gentlemen replied,'"1'; iid not
wish to get into an argument, A e, Gov I,
is retained a prisoner, while 1 am allow 'd t)
jiass on.
I make this statement that tho true tat
of tho case may be known.
Svnv T. D II .
Not Virgimi Slweiiomuv.. Iran is P
Illair having been denounced as ashvehjl lor,
tho National fra takes occasion t' ex dun
that " thero ts not a slave on his farm win
has not been purchased at his own solici' i
tion, or at tho request of benevolent prsi ns,
to save him from being sent to tlie s mth rn
market, or to prevent a family from beinj
broken up. Tho money is advanced tno
man or woman has tho privilege ofwjrkin,
it out and, to j revent all risk, tho re i in
of every ono of them is secured, by will, in
any contingency, and not only freed un, but
a jirovision for a homestead."
The CiNci.wiTi i'rice Current rej.orts t'ut
in all parts of tho Western States, iuclul, g
Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, In
di.ina, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, an.; isi miu
with tho exception of Temp ssec wWe
it has been frozen out, the growing wheat
looks exceedingly promising and healthy
The breadth o! land sown with wheat last
fall was greatly increased over firmer years ,
and should the seas-in jirove fiv Ta' lc th
wheat croji of loO will be tlio largest by Z
j.cr cent, ever gathered in the I'nion
The H.vr.Troriti Cuurant says Mrs Law
enee, wife of tho firm of llobbins .v l.avvrcn ",
had the good fortune to stve a man's life on
Siturday. The man was iu a leaky boat w' i !i
cij.sized in Mill Iliver, nnd ho wjiild havo
drowned had not Mrs. Lawrence, who haj
pened to see tho occurrence, ran ti the
water side, got a polo and reached it t tho
drowning man. Had she waited fur help the
man would havo perished."
All very commendable in tho lady vut
wo should like to know what clergym n
married that triple.
Ass.vri.T. At Piiinsvillo, as wo learn from
tlio Sentinel, on Tuesday of this week, Wm
Ci. Parmelee, Station Agent at that place,
Hyron Stevens, frastus Stevens and s D
Tichout were brought before Justice II ill ti
beck upon complaint of tho State Attorney,
for assaulting J. II. Harris for the jmrj
I of removing him from the jdatform if tho
i Vermont X. Canada it. 1!., Harris having j ur
! chased a ticket to go to Willist. n The r s
' pendents asked for separate cxarr.its",'i ms
I Parmelee was tried, fmnd guilty, and
I fined ,J20. The case was continued, as t1
others, to the 5th of June next
I
j 'fur rail for deepening the channel ift'"
St. Clair has passed both houses of ( irgrcss,
( and tho President's decision upon it must be
rendered before the raeoting of the ( incin
nati Convention lie has once vu " J a
similar appropriation. Thus far, the mly
work of this kind that has found f.iv r in
tho President's eyes has been the r"m 'val f
obstructions in the Savannah riv"r It is
thought that there is now a sufficient ma;iri
ty in Congress to pass appropriations ft is
character over the veto. Something 1 t
ever, will dejend upon the locality
The steamer F. ricson, which sailed May loth,
fjr Liverjvool, took out ono of Hoe s six eyj.
iader lightning printing presses, for tho 1 c
don Times. Sis men were sent out with tho
jiress as "feeders," accompanied by a foreman
This is better than a victory on the haul
field.
Tho fallowing order, verbatim et literatim,
was received by an undertaker in tho Bowery
last Friday morning, from an afflicted widow
er living in Penrl street "Sur. myWiafis
ded and Wonts to bo berried to-morror, U
wonnur klok. U noso wair to dig tho Hole
bi tho said of mi tno Cther Wiafs Let it
be deep '"
At Utica, N. V., a wild widow cut out her
own daughter in the good graces of her bv.r
and married him herself ! To obtain rev engo
for this mean, unniothcrly trick, the daughter
set her cap for tho young man's rich father
(of whom ho was tho only heir) and actually
marriei I him and had children, to the infinite
annoyance of tho other parties ;
Hirnuni stated in his last examiuatii i at
Now York that his only occupation was
"tending bar" and that lie had been occupi f
iu this business ever since the lawyirs had
been pulling him uji to tho bars ol tlio oi
fennt courts. Tho counsel for lus creo.it r
remarked in the course uf tho irqiiisi . n
that "wo nro after the crumbs that lull ft m
the rich man's table ," to which Harnum
quickly resjvouded "are you the dogs or
Lazarus'"

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