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VOL. XHV-NO. 32. BROOKVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY. INDIANA. FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1856. WHOLE NUMBER 1228. I awM i ev ft J I W w I ft I LfiaYia, M. 0.,-wr"c'" 4 Bar 4 Jameealreela.Hroi. nie.ia.. BXIY, ATTOIWK AT LAW. la oW ftwirvf'i Omc. Breot- jqaaw a HxjMgL-ATroRKY AT LAV fltVa. 4. Uwin, in the old County fcWltrUage, the Futile Nitara i J3 W.T&lrTr LAW. Ori, Ka.7, Halle' aBMi,, villa, ta. 11-41 iTtEl WilLWn -ATTOB!tKV a rou.trtLLOM mrrcnr. omn, h? -, pis i. mi -aTTor.JIKV AT LA W ul Ua Valla Hua aa attMi UKB. Oil III.OMUilOt . a. m I ...I will late IVlMt OlimiTIIIVi llt'l. will Uta of l)aJa, take end ear- poelUwae, A aid tu Ar. lfM0MAtl.Wmr-20TAMV PUBLIC, A LBa,l., wlB Bat aepoaltlona sod twawl it! a aali, ad auead u N olarial bualaa i 4 raw and lata mat '- - r imj. 5V5tS ft l-0a door Booth, of It Tyner lt. WfttoTv.TOiI WwawTaBfl IIa CfeAffffl f, BOKflBO DBBTIST Ha SBsntS foretamln- a. am won 4-laa l ly aa hand i Bare tut? a op- Uiaaary at a kei TetaTprteee for caah" ' Napoleon. Tho spirit of tha govern eer Äactkof tha aldTaar wa,r0rQtt jn jig lesdine branches, is best ARBISON DIRECTORY. DKALKR IB QKOCBKIKH AXD MerBal awaat, Haaa, Oaio, rtMA4 aiiartleU in rtmeal of rctniTOii iWfll r eonntr oat 7 49 Ml. . I ' aya. USBoa. -bbalbbsJbTIjict ; aa.Ladlaa SSBWrVaa, H wace,aaaawarw , Boot , 3 hoe CiSrm. i'awe tWVtMrr Stbbit, ABaiaoa, oaio. 04 stumm jMtttti attrj. lüCKMooTar. Aut "will Uuy wUm ." O, ajkj akoald w tou, tor Bacftanau, tot BrMkaarldff wby akonld we f o T Br '7 My Wttar Ifta a D6itg4ai, Or riarea a ad kl "Ar I off How craw r , UM ra irtaaipk 01 inuwlar- fnm BMBBtBtoa ad Pmtim, to Baa Oar PUUfttam to rrataoa for Kaaaaa ! Oar bioUo, Fr Hobm for x nm ! aa aifj fayw afttBa light. A rarJa yt ha ra bmIoi, BU IBs Itowwrall MooB Ukia body, laWag B OB ot "iU rata t WBJ Baajoarata tarn to ha Bsc Ulli, B tarty of Bwctsfk T wa'H aa I to STa)uui tor Kan aw i fertke Fr ! Cea powt wa forgat to mMiakr, Wkaft Old Back im w tiling u great Tk Bay wkai Maehaolea ako aid labor For uo eanu a day , a ad no aaaat 7 8 way Uk la kla kora aad forawear It, Cob ha blot oat Ik record T Hot be' Oar PUtrorn, to Praadoat for Kaaaaa I Oer aaatto,M lrae ftoaaafor the Free " 0 I Uta Free Worku bbcb T Ik Caa think aad will act Ut Utanaawiv ! TWy aUeghUr Old Back for hi an U era, Aad lot lhaaa aar ir on lha ahalraa. Aad the BraaJuV krigw eoem will k brokaa A BaBtacky rata 'twill be I Oar Platform to Freedom for Kaaaaa t Oat aoUe,"Prwe Horn for Ot Free I" O l who haa forwoltaa tha alaadara. The IIb la of Adaata day 0kafata kaUHrua, and arrrjpUoB, Sat aSoat by aM Baak apwa CUy T Tke kaw aan oa rot for Bacaapaa WkJfaeaa joaaar u? hayf Oar Platform U. Freedom for Kaaaaa t Oar Baahto,' Proa NoSM fat tho Fre !" Orwen Ilia (Ohio) Journal. WMV OVniXDOaft traa tbb BSra tbbb na mmui. V who dwell In i)tot hamleta, T who crowd the by way ; All wb love üjlagraal Repablle la lhaaa dark Imparllad daM) Daw yoarfreadom aaraiam Ltka tfca beauty of a Jraarn r htne tha lljrhta'ng-a tat and thaadar Ob ear ataabar nitre ta4 break, Bw toeen tola aad leeUag t lalona to rwal aaayar waka T Maat tha aartkaaaka t ketry tread Creak a ttaepen with Ike dead T Ska bloody plain r Baaaas, Frew Ik stoaato' fatlly Soar, wreak f Lew rears. woaadn aad gar. twyiarrart-. I er we etil. rye aoteaeeeedlag i From taatr atessy Satmaasafy f m too ye aetata haa da of naltiMte fy)B4 HWBfd the thmaiaatBg ry ? W a aa, to aad fcJ w kawe vwrtofted foreign tyranu, Sow tho haU'e draw a soar Ul BO naaaom Bavo lata boaetlng, That Freemen know V rear ; By your Father patriot graree, it r norba fororur alarea ! ab t Let year tooneer shake rheae plalaaj WTrto y Bdllar of Freedom, Lot yetf IlgaSatahf rl v their ehaia Up I ya Km f PHgrlma, Haa I tritt I tor Freedom, t aha dtoe Okv Ate land to roter ayaa fr, a Oad Baa tatdo H free ; arear, feat a aAaWBt Stoatl ha caraed with Slavery Strtha 1 ft,, freedom and tor right Bad Mttoll to Freedom a might. Ftosaof , free a,, Free eaeaah, fro aaa, fl tad i at torery thrall. Berth , free Beat, Booth, rraa Waat, tor aa aad all I llpe, free broeaei toe th peoyla; Free kali every attests, Fro pal at mi aad too preaebarat (Three har tor all Ute ftashar. I tvoaS OoatAOTB PStki tea from Soother Brook., ' Free ate la , free hooka ; i ta worship Und, i to read Hie Word Freedom' etr-pngiad tanaar Waiting ear gall si Baaeae, fro Harder Smeawtara, (Three goeeaa tor Plre aad Douglas; Ftsastit I beat the kattl hrani, Aad, Mehl to the batilf front. 9 . s - ? y--" V fUlT.- Jkrn..), aoB Baad a good A L0 a treaaral a a. BBwvsav It t Fremont t ! Rev. J. A. Qnrltj'i Second Loiter to the Enquirer. To tiii Eorroa Dkar Sib: I took tho liberty, few days ago, to ad dress you very brief Spittle in reply to an artiole personally abusive to my elf, Bnd admonitory to the extent of nearly two columns, for the crvrn of accepting b call to preside at the Ute Republican meeting in thia city, and offering a few introductory remarks Having little leisure just now, I pro pone to vindtoa'e the right Bod duty, ftcred in tin country to men of all occupation and professions, to reform, by woH, deed, end vole, ft govern ment oi' their own, (not of king and emperor,) without fear or molestation from thjso whose personal interest is identified with the party in power in doing which, I must speak freely of the atrocious crimes committed by some of our rulers. The political action of the ruling power in Washington toward the peo ple of Kansas, and the free States gen erally, has been characterised through out by a rtKhPoTixM, Dil wamtor die regard of life and liberty, that is har dly paralleled by the reign of Louis eaprasacd in toe language of one ol the traitorous aapiranla to the Presi dential chair: Wb will svbdub rovl' The administration hat assumed and exercised the wont form of tyranny, while professing the most libel al de mocracy Napoleon-like. The hon est and hard working people of Kan sas have been bunted like wolves, ik. . a r ,t. t i pre tue leponoi tue LurcaugniiDg Committee sent out br Congress. ) I plundered, robbe 1, imprisooed. and ! some murdered, with the full-tanction j of Pierce, Douglas oV Co. their only crime, a love ol free territory. Had they been mad dogs, inatead of quiet and peaeeable eitiseas, their treatment could not have been much worse; and yet editors, who style tbvmselves dem ocrats have the singular effrontery to call upon the people to sanction such horribly disgraceful deeds, by electing to the Presidency a man pledged to tne support ol tne tame policy; in mat ! he acknowledges that be is no longer James Buchanan, but the Cincinnati Platform, or the Convention proceed ing, which we ail know specifically, fully, land heartily endorse the admin istration of Franklin Pierce! The same spirit that baa, from the begin niag, marked the doings of the President and bis Cabinet, now par vades the "border ruffian" press, and the general plan of electioneering throughout the land, and the edict is daily repeated, in some form or other, or ush every businessman who dares to oppose our policy, and drive every clergymen from the pulpit who pre sumes to beer testimony against the murderous doings in Kansas. Already are we certified bj the papers that an association has been formed in Wash ington to establish business houses in New York for the special accommoda tion of those who go in for migh' against right, and to drive buaiaess men in general into the support of the slave power that now tules the nation, or reduce them to poverty. Thia spirit of intimidation, of tyranny and oppreesion, iorms the most alarming feature in tho present warfare against tho free men of the North for if physical force is to be the eonlroling element of tbo country, instead of moral and intellectual potrer, we may aa well some auder the rule of the monarchies of the old world at once. Aa we have, said, a part of tho pro gramme, in correspondence with the general spirit of the Pieree rule, it to prescribe Bnd hunt down clergymen, doctors, school teaehars, and profes sional men in general who have tha independence to denounce the power that is now undermining and casting down the faireat fabric of liberty that ever bleaaed the eyes of free people. The onslaught anon preachers is spe cially lerere, because it is well aup- posed that tbeir influence agamat in iquity in high places corresponds to tbeir seftl in behalf of truth and vir tne. The editor should know that when a mau becomes a doctor or preacher ho loses none of his rights as an Am erican citixen he is, in fact, a part oi the government: and it ia aa much hi privilege to defend it against tho as saults of demagogues, tyrants, and political scottodrelism in general, as to defend his own home against tho at tacks of the incendiary and the robber; for if the threat fabric of liberty reared by tha toil, sweat, and blood of our fathers falls, the cause of religion itnd morality will suffer in common with all other groat interests. The notion that because a man makes his living by a profession, he must look on and ace the advocates of brute force end club law play the aa saaain in the capitol of our country and the tyrant in Kansas, and keep his mouth cloaed, ia only worthy of a place in tbe bead that has ceased to recogniie moral disiim liona and po iitical obligations. It ia a part of the buainess of some demagogues to it tempt to frighten innoooot minded tniniaters out of tbeir rights, bat a n- t rally speaking they do not find them the dough laces they have been taken to bo, but they look with becoming contempt upon the advise of tbe pro- Coders, who. while tbey assume tfi -wisdom of sages are as ignorant of moral and political philosophy and the rules of good breeding, as ft don key is ef school teaching. what do the Knquirvr and kindred prints, that have taken Douglas for a Emde in his war upon the clergy, mean y their thousand titnoa repeated dec larations in some form or another, that preachers havo no right to tho public expression of their opinions on politi oaf subjects? tbnt they show them selves to bo "Impostors" when they "soil their garments" by "descending to the muddy pool of politics." If 1 have any judgment tn tho mat ter, they mean this; that the men who control their part) have become so low, so politically corrupt, that the morals of the clergy will receive dim aire by any attempt to come down to them and seek their reformation. So much the more need of missionary la bor then. Their great Master said I came not to call tho righteous, but sinners to repentance. Now if there are any worse sinners than the men who hold the reins of our government in their hands, men who have made republican liberty a bye word and a reproach throughout tne Old and the New Woild: who have, by their pub lio acts sanctioned and upheld fraud, violence und murder in riansas; who have virtually put the seal of appro bation upon tbe assasaln attack upon a United Slates' Senator for the expres sion of his honest opinion in the very halls of legislation; I say if there are any worse sinnera in America than these, then the doctrine of total de pravity has a much stronger argument in human character than 1 had ever supposed. If preachers of the Gospel follows the example of their Master they can not avoid going first of all to these men, who, according to their own con fession, dwell in the "muddy poo) of politics." They havo made the "pool" not only muddy, but green with the alime of political profligacy. They have neatly filled up the measure of their tins, as did the Jews of eld, and of whom Christ said "How emn ye et cape the damnation of keill" And now, forsooth, they turn round to tbe honest men of the nation, lay men as well as preachers- -all moral citizens who queation tbeir rieht to rule, and sneeringly exclaim, What business have you to eome into the "polluted atmosphere of politics." They seem to say as the two mea possessed of devils said when they came out of the tombs, "Art thou come hitherto to torment us before the time?" Was there ever more arroerant as sumption! These politicians talk to the honest men of the nation, as though they were more than half slaves to them; they asame to be po litical masters aa well aa doctors; and because those whose servants they re ally are, call th em to an account for tbe anarchy aad bloodshed, and tyr anny in Kansas, they cry out, "Stand back!" 'come not into tbe polluted atmosphere of politics." ( who polluted that atmosphere, I aak?) "What right have you to come down into our political pool." Tbe same right I an swer, that a man has to jump iato tbe water and save a drowning man frog pond though it may be, green and putrid. But, it is full time that all these political pretenders were taught to re spect the will ol the people, whose dearest rights they nave bartered away for lest than a "mess of pot tage." If the clergy and all the good men of the country do no speedily come to tho rescue, aad thoroughly cleanse the halls of Congress drive out by the ballot-box tbe traffickers in blood and tears and such men as killed tho poor Irishman Keating, and brutally struck down Sumner, then this nation will very soon cease to be the home of the poor and tho asylum of the oppressed. If the larger portion of clergymen bad como out in favor of the present party in power, as they have done against the Crimea of our present ra- lers, the Enquirer would doubtless have shouted their praises in highest strains of joy. You Mr. Kditor, have in fact, after most diligent search, found one preacher in tho United Slates who favors y ur side of the queation and you have been pleased to quote in your paper oi July 2d, his sage advice, and specially commended it to the writer of this article. Tins ehowa, dear air, that you havo no ob jectiona to preachers "dadbling in politics" if they are only on tho right aide: and I luiok this doctrine bold good with moat of your party Hut a the moral sen so of the nation is cieariy againtt tne "reigning pow er," the atrong indication of it through the clergy, hat almost thrown yon in to hysterics, if we may judge from t a e a your paper of late. Doubtless many editors on your aide (not yourself of course) reason thus: If the preach ers back up the moral and political revolutions now going on, "where will be our spoils," "where, 0, tsAtrs, our bread and butter? There were in the times of the Rev olution a few tory clergymen I admit, as there are now a few who have more regard for policy than for honest prin ciples; but the most of them cast their all on the side of the declaration of Independence, and against British op pression. We aubjoin a reference to one of the latter class, whose noble deeds are thus set forth by Rev Mr. Wood, in a speech delivered before tho General Association of Congrega tionalittt in Connecticut, which recen tly met in Middletown. The pulpit (ho continued) in whieh I preach ev ery Sabbath, was oneo occupied by Samuel Eels, whom I never saw, but whom I love. He lived in the days of the Revolution, which were not so dark aa theaol When intelligence came into North Urandford that Con- oeclicut wiis needed to semi troopa to i , .a ... i ward New ork, and mat the whole force of Washington waa only 3,000 men, my predecessor in tho ministry carried politics right into the pulpit on tha next Sunday. He gave notice to the congregation, during uervice, that men wore wanted, and aaked all who were ready and witling to go to reply to the call and aiacmblo after service on the green, and lorm themselves into B military company. They formed a oompany and chose a better thing tbey eould not havo done that noble minister of tho Gospel as their captnin. And he led them to the tied ltUe? Tho spirit of Samuel Kola it aa much needed in Washington City and Kan BBS Territory to day, aa it waa in the ! time of the Revolution, for the men in power are fast removing (he founda tion atones of the model republic of the world. For myself, I muat say, that I have not a particle of enmity towards the South, but would resist to tho lat all encroachments on its constitutional rights; bot when the fire caters of the South and the traitors of civil liberty inthu North unite to put out the bea oon litdit of freedom, erected bv Washington and Jefferson, it ia the aof emn duty of all men, of all names and professions, to unite together fr the salvation of tho great charter of our liberties. Your well wisher, JOUNA. GURLEY. Tho Last Exile fron Virginia. In relation to the recent expulsion of Mr. Underwood, late delegate from Virginia to the Philadelphia Conven tion, the Washington correspondent of the New York V.vening Post remarks as follows: Mr. I nderwood, the Virginian who was so summarily expelled by bis pro slavery neighbors from the "Old Do minion," for making a apeech at the National Republican Convention, leaves Washington this afternoon for New York with his family. In order to prepare for the abandonment of his fine farm in the valley ot the Shenan doah, be was not allowed to approach nearer home than thia city, and a member of Congress volunteered, as a friend, to bring his family thence to meet him in Washington, so as to join him in hi journey to a free state. Tbe gentleman who performed this office informs me that all manner of prepos terous stories are in circulation among the alave-holding neighbors of Mr. Underwood, to his prejudice. One of the moat absurd of them signally dis plays the ignorance prevailing in the rural districts of the slave states, name ly, that he was in the habit of stealing negroes and selling them ct half price in Canadal I am also informed by the same gentleman, that during his excursion to the place where Mr. Un derwood resides, whenever the more liberal of his neighbors uttered any sentiment of sympathy for him, or any sentiment of an anti-slavery character, they would first look back over their shoulders to mako sure they were not over heard, probably with the appre hensions thst they might share his fate a significant testimony to the op pressive surveillance under which free speech and free action are impossible. Mr. Underwood has addressed a loiter to the Pout, which wo copy: W ri.i. aku's Hotbl. ) July 7, 1866. f Dear Sir: I thank you for the kind notice of me in the Evening Post of the first instant, but would corrcet one or two slight errors in your notice of that date. You speak of Clarke county aa the largest alaveholding county in Virginia, and having more slaves than freemen. This is not strictly correct. Clarke is a very small county on tho map, not being more than ten by fourteen miles in ox tent. I believe it ia generally consid ered, by its citizens at least, one of tbe richest farming counties in the state. It baa a greater proportionate slave population than any other county west of tho nine Itidgc. Tho last census gives tho following: Whites, 3,614; slaves the same precisely, 3,614, and free colored 124. Your other error waa mortifying to me, for you say I am an extensive planter I only consider myself an ordinary farmer. I am certainly not a Elanter, for the aweat of unpaid la or I:as never moiatcnedj my fields, and, while I should be unwilling to acknowledge any man master, 1 would scorn to call any man slave. One month ago I supposed I owned 8UU acres of Virginia soil, but. perhaps the respectable gentlemen who have driv en me from tho State have confiscated my property by anew ooda eatablish td very recently. My wife, who reach ed mo on Saturday evening, informs nte mat when alio appealed to the re spectable gentlemen, who demanded either my blood or banishment from the State, to know what law of Yirgia ia I bad violated; they replied to her that they did not know ihal I had bro ken any law, but that I had broken the rules of Virginia." Now, as I am not acquainted with tho "rules of Vir ginia," I think it veiy possible that they may apply to property as well as personal freedom. It seems to me that confiscation ia juat as suitable a "rale" at exile, to apply to freedom of opinion. One of tbe old rules of Virginia, as I had supposed, was free speech, and in the language of Jeffer on, 1 bad thought that even "error of opinion might bo safely tolerated where reason ia left to combat it." Ob my return from the Philadel phia Convention, I reooived at this place letters from my friends, assuring me that I could not go borne without meeting pertonal violence. In ibis difficulty General Spinner, of your Stale kindly offered hit assistance, and after an absence of two days returned on Saturday evening, with my wife and a part of my family to thia plaeo. My poor wife waa almost broken down with loas of sleep and excitement, hav ing been haunted for two weeks, wilb visions of murder and assaaainaüon. She ia now, however, much improved by the rest of a quiet Sabbath, and by the generous sympathy which has seemed to breathe like a new atmos phere around her. Wo intend to leave this city in a day or two, teeking a temporary ref uge in some of the qaict hilts of the frrr North. Yours truly, J. C. UNDKUWOOD. "Whafa whisky bringing?" In quired a dealer in the poison. "Bring ing men to the gallows," was the re ply. Going a Shopping. Did you ever go a ahoppingl I suppose not. Gentleman havu no ge nius for shopping. They aro not equal to it. Nature haa left their fac ulties imperfect in that particular They can write booka and make spcucbes, and all lhat sort of thing, but tbey are not up to shopping. It takes the. ladles for that. Men go to a store and select what they want und bny it But that it not shopping that requires no genius! Men pretend they don't like to go shopping with the ladies. I wonder who ever aaked them? What lady would have such an encurab ranee on auch occaaioata? Men aro well enough in their places. Young gentlemen aro convenient to take ua to concerts, and aee ua home from church, and bring ua bonquetaand music; and hus banda are useful, I suppose, to nay the bills, die, but for a shopping ex cursion they are quite out or place. Do not understand me to insinuate that I havo any distinguished ability that way. Not nt all I only tpeak of my sez. In fact I acknowledge that I am regarded by my lady ac quaintances as a poor hand st it. Uut my friend Sal lie Z. is a model ahopper. I am taking leiiona of her, and hope to be perfected by the time I am mar ried. A few days since she invited me wilh her. "I wish to look at the new style ailks." said ahe. "Why, do you want a dreaa," said "Really." said Sallie, "if it was not impolite, I should say you were a ver dant. I don't want a dresa but there's no reason I should'nt see the materials." "So Sallie and I sallied out. The first store we entered, she asked whether the merchant had received his spring goods. He said he had, and inquired what she would like to see. "Show we your new style dress goods," said she; "such as barege robes and lawn robes, handsome striped and plaid silks; brocades and changeable silks are not much worn this spring, but I'll look at your solid colors." The merchat soon had his counter spread with goods. She examined and tossed the pieces about, making various ugly creases in them to see whether they would come out again by rubbing. "What style is worn?" aaid Sallie. "Well, we sell probably more plaids and stripes than any other." "Have you any with the ebene stripe?" "Oh, yes, somo very fine," and a variety of pieces were produced. "Well, I can't say, after all, that I like the chene stripe; it looks like the old style revived. I preferthc plaids; the green is very pretty." So Sallie held it in various lights, rubbing and creasing it. "Weil.it don't crease much," said she; "I won der whether it will cut?" "No, it is a boiled silk, and wc find the plaids, and stripes usually wear well." "Your silks are quite pretty, and you may cut me off samples," contin ued Sallie. Thia the merchant waa forced to do, though wilh rather a bad grnce, aa most of his goods were in patlerna, and he feared spoiling; tho piece. "Will you be kind enough to give me samples of the solid colors?" These were also furnished. "This plaid, you say, it one dollar thirty seven cents. Is that the low est?" "Yes we can't take leaa." "How many yards in the pattern?" "Fourteen. "I'd rather have eighteen; perhaps 1 might conclude to have flouncia. Well, I'll take the templet and thow my mother, ,and then make up my mind. Have you any Coates' cotton? Give me a spool. No. 33." This was handed her; ahe paid five cenia, aad we left. I looked at my watch. Wo bad been there exactly a full hour. "What a cheat! lean buy these spools for four cents," said Sallie. when we were fairly out; "and besides, we fovgot tho shswlal" So wo went to another store. "Have yoB Stella shawls?" "Yes. some beautiful ones just opened. Would yon sec the brochc borders, or the printed?" "Both." "Any particular colors?" "No I'll look at all of them," aaid Sallie. Different colore, qualities, and pat terns were accordingly produced. "What is the price of thia green center brocho border?" inquired Sal lie. "We can afford you that at nine dollars same stylo sold for fifleeo two months ago. Some printed bor ders we can put at four dollars and fifty eenly." "No; I prefer brocho, but can't you take leas?'' 'I saw a twinkle in the mcroimni'a eye, whioh made think he knew she was only shopping. Now. said he, Mf you won't men tion it. I'll let you have it for aiz." Sallie looked surprised. 8be knew that stylo of irliclu waa telling at nine. 'Six dollars ia that your 'oweat?' "Well, to oblige you, I'll aay four.' A pause 'Then you think that four dollars ia your very lowcatt' 'Ahem! We have a large lot. and I want to dlapoao of them. I'll any two dollars and fifty cental' 8tHl longer pause. "Aro you km. it ia a first-rate pieco of goods'." 'I'll warrant it all hi I U and WOCtL' My friend was caught. Turniug t me she whispered: 1 do wish I had htought Borne addressing the money!' and thin, merchant, she sui I'll call ajaiu." 'I nuvvr was so glad to got out of a store. be fore, for the clerks had gath ered around us, aeeming to understand the joke. But Sallie went homo, got the money, and insisted on my return ing wilh her to the store for the shawl. The trader said he was sorry, very but the shawl had just been sold. And so waa Satlie too, I thought. We went shopping no more that afternoon! Auiit Lixxie's Courtship. Why, you tee, when my man came a courtin' I hadn't tho least thought ofwhatbewat after not I. Johie came to our house one night after dark, and rapped at the door. I open ed it, and iure enough there be was. "Come in,' says I; take a cheer.' 'No Listie,' says he, 'Iv'e come on an arrant, an' I always do my arrnnts fua, 'But you had better come in and take a cheer. Mr. W ' 'No, I can't. The fact is, Linie, I've come on thit 'ere courtin' busi ness. My wife's been dead theae thrio weeks, and every thing's going to rack an' ruin right 'long. Now, Lizsic, if you're a mind to bavc me, an' take care of my house an' my children, an' my things, tell me, an' I'll come in an' take u cheer, if not I'll get aome one else tu.' Why, I waa skeered, and snid: "If you come on this courtin' busi ness come in, I muat think on't a lit tle.' 'No, I can't till I know. That's my arrant, and I can't set down till my arrant is done. 'I should like to think on it a day or two.' No you needn't Liizie.' 'Well, Jobie, if I mutt, I mutt; so here's tu ye, Iben.' So Mr. W came in Then he went after the squire, and he married me and Jobie right off, and I went home wilh Jobie that very night. I tell you what it is, these long courtin's don't amount to nothin' at all. Just as well do it in a hurry. Let's Take A Drink. "Let's go and take a drink, boys," said a well-dressed young man as the cars stopped at tho Waukegan station. And so the boytdid, re-entering the cars with their language and persons marked by the barroom color. Take a drink ! The young men were well-dressed fools. They have taken a step which will bring a (earful retribu tion. Years hence a Ihousard woet will blossom in the Toot-prinla now made in young life. A false light gilds the deadly miasma which doga tbeir foot steps. They see not the tmoking altar towards which they tre tending. A hott of ahadowy phantoms of vice and crime are Muting on before. Red-handed murder laughs at tbeir folly, and death is in waiting at the fresh-opened grave. There are tears to shed by those who at thia hour dream not of the sor row which these false steps shall bring upon them. Take a dnuk ! All tho uncounted host of drunkards whose graves in eve ry land mark tho pathway of intemper ance, took a drink. They took drinks ami tlied. The drunkards of to-day are taking drinka. Three out of lour of tho murderers of 1855 took a drink. There steps were toward the dram shop, and then from the scaffold out upon the fearless waste that lies beyond. Tho palsied wretchea which totter in our alreeta, all took drinka. Families re beggared by aingle drinka. Hell ia poo pled by them. Wo involuntarily shud der when we see young men crowding the dcoply-bcaten path to the dram shop. They are all confident of their own strength. With tho glai a in hand where coils the deadly adder, they ha, ha, about the fools that drink Ihcmaelves to death! They boldly leap into the tide where stronger armt have failed to beat back tho sullen flow. They dance and thout in the midat of the grinning and ghast ly dead, and tiot upon tho reeking fume of the grave's foul breath. They boaat their strength ! And yet they are hut the reed in the storm. They wilher like tho grass under the sirocco breath of the plague they nourish. A brief time and they are friendless, homeless, and degrsded. Another day, tnd the storm ol their life ie told by a rude, stoncloss grsvo in the Potter's Field. Don't tsks s drink ! Shun the Desd Hen fruits, which bloom on the shore where millions hsvo died. Tho bub bles which float upon tho breskcr's brim, hide the addor'a lang. The histo ry ol sgea points sadly to the madden ed hosts who have offered themselves, soul and body, to the demon of the cup. The bondsgc of iron galls but the limbs. Thst of the dram letters tht soul. Cayuga Chtrf. "I Don't Dance." A plain unlettered man came from the country in tho Stale of Alabama, to Tuscaloosa, and on the Sabbath went eatly to church. lie had been accustomed to attend meeting in school bouses and private dwellings where each ono appropriated to himself the first seat which be found unoccupied. He selected there a convenient slip, and awaited patiently the aaaembling of the congregation. The aorvicea commenced. I'rearntly the muaio of a full toned organ burst upon hia as tonished ear, he had never heard one before. Al the same time the gentle man who owned the slip came up the aisle wilh his lady leaning upon his arm. As he approached the door of the slip, he motioned for the country man to come out, in order to gjve place to tho lady. This movcmvnl tho countryman did not comprehend; and from tho situation of tho gentle man and the lady, asaoeiated aa it was in his mind wilh the muaio, be imme diately concluded that a cotillion, or French contra dance, oi some aiatSff 1 'lieu waa intended. Rising partly from his seat, he said to the gentleman who was still beckoning to him, '. ruse me, sir- excuse me, if you pleaao don't dance.' atr Trenne,, says "The KorUi won't tinsi the PaBBssraUa oaardidate, wilh the resolutions annexed: and (he South is auspicious of the plat lot in with tho crndidale annexed. Kansas. Anxious to arrive at the truth we pub liahed from every source, such Informa tion as may acquaint the people with the rail condition of affaira in Kansas, The following is from the pen of a Methodist preechcr in Ktnttt, publish ed in tha Western Christian AJvoratt : Fooling that every person, that pos sibly can do snything, should be reedy snd willing to Jo all ia their power at a time like this, 1 have no disposition to evade responsibility, uor do 1 wlak in the least to be influenced by blind pre sumption. Believing the time has now come to test the fidelity of good men, they must be esroful to meet duty in tbe right spirit. Men at the distance can talk much, ad vise readily, end make strong dcclsrs lions; but I am frank to confess before my Maker, being here where I muat aee, hear and feel something that harrowa afreah my feelings every day if it ia not for otbers.it ia bard for ma just to keep, feel, speak and do right. I form plans, nuke revolves, and secretly vow tli at T will do right; but.O, how hard to reduce to proper practice. Kama and Kansas troubles no doubt now occupies the highest placo in many hearts, and hearts too. thst were onto miller the influence of grace. I would not bo undoratood, however, aa aaying they are not yet under that influence. But is there not great danger, amid con tinued excitement, aa we have it here, of losing thote warm feelingt we have possessed lor Uhrist and his cause? I leavo the reader to apply aad reply. It is a very common remark, "I reckon' both parties tre to blame." "It is hard to J tell which it most to blame," ect. In ' these remarks there is truth, tnd mtny j of the liroitedly-informed are no doubt honett in thug remtrking. I would aay, then, set the facta before the world, and let the candid determine for them selves. Can any one preaent an instance in which the Free State men, or any por tion of them, ever went to Missouri, tnd interfered wilb any of their rights or privileges 1 I mean the citizens of Kansas, when I refer to Free Stste men. I think I can answer unhesita tingly that an instance of the kind has never occurred. But I am sorry to say lhat Missourians hsve again snd again interfered with our affairs in Kantas. Outrages, tggretsiont tnd invasions have been repeated from that direction; and unfortunetely the "law and order party" teem to have nothing to do w ith but one side. Were they as willing to ferret outthe wrong on the one aide ss the other, I dare assert in confident terms, there would have been none of the resistance1 of which we have heard so much. But Dow, a Barber and Brown can be brutally ciurdcnd, and not an inquiry made about it from a legal source. Again : a Jones and a Stewart are re cently shot down, and still no prosecn-! lion, no examination, in fact therein hardly a word said, or if said at all it is in words of approval to tbe depredators. Ml ss sex n as news rocs abroad that ! "Sheriff Jones" ia shot, though not killed, hia honor, Judge Locomptc, im-j mediately charges the grand jury to tskc immediate fiction upon the attempted assassination ot said Joiiea and is very particular to instruct them relative to their duty towards free-state officers, en larging upon the treasonable conduct oi such men as C Robinson, G. W. Drown, Q. W. Deitxicr, ü. W. Smith and C. Jenkins. Bills are found against these men, they aro confined, and, like vilest ot criminals they are refused bail. It so happens I have a pertonal acquain tance with each of these gentlemen. As I cannot particularize, I would ety I would be glad if we had a thooaand where we nave ono auch man aa tbe above; and I think I am at far fron any treasonable principles as the Judge him self. 1 would ask, is thirre no legal power that can or will delivor theae val uable men from their present bondsgc ! Must they suflV without any one Inter fering ? If they sre guilty, in the name of all that it tacred, 1 toy let thorn suf fer but if innocent must they await tho tardy movements of interested men I 1 hsvo said that outrages have been committed, and that asset tioii must be inadogood. If any one will juat accom pany mo tu Lawrence, 1 will show them enough to mi.ke them feci there ia wrong somewhere. My feolinga were most peculiar when 1 took my first look at the maaa of broken atone, lime, and ashes Ol our "free -at ate hotel." 1 could but inquire of myself. "What crime had tins building been guilty of 1 It could neither talk, publish, nor stent, and yet it must stiller from those men of "law und order!" Then you muat look at the offices of tho Ifcrald of Frtctlotn and Kons Free Slate. Their types yon can find in and near the river. Yes. theae instrumenta that were calculated It besr auch glorioua m- . , and could bo made euch blesingt to so many, must be destroyed, the rivormuitbe their re ccptical! This ia not ail. Tho placo where Governor Robihson's house atood Is a pile of ashes, coals, broken pots, ttoves, dishes, etc.; but even this is not all. Uur housea, shops, stores, and trunks wero entered tud pilfered of ev ery and any article wanted by theae un godly rufhuus. I aaid our houses ; I can tsy that in thefullest aense of that term, ss my own houte, trnnks, etc., were entered. However, we did not sillier to the extent that many others did. But that is easily accounted lor, when we remember that Methodist preachera aro not snt to havo much thst auch men want. My son auffered the most, a J hi apparel probably suited thrm beat. Moat gladly would wo lose all, if tho troublea wero only over ; but to lose tud suffer both is a little hard ' I have hit visited Otsawataminr in per son, but tn eyewitnets in Im nie. I mo tbeir lose wtt much woree than Law rence in proportion to their properly l heir insults to women much Wtiiae, even to taking their jewels in some In stances 1 1 vvsBi now rofer to s few esses ol personal unprovoked violence. The first is s local preacher of the Methodist Kpincopil Church, by the name of V Moore, lale of Indiana, but now of Os sawatauiio Cireuit South Kanaae dis trict, Kanaaaaud Nebraska Conference. On hi way to Kansas City, Mo., win two weeks since, he was arrested by s company of these "law and order" men. andconvcyod to Wesiport.Mo. Among their first actions alter reaching thai point wts to put it to a vote what they should do with him. There beim- elev en in the company, flvo voted to shoot him, snd six to tsvo him; thus ho waa spared. They thsu proposed to give hira aom thing to drink I mean alco holicbut he being a devoted temper ance man, refuaed. They then took a funnel, placed it In his mouth, sowie holding him, while others poured the liquor in, very nearly strangling him. Thia freak finished, they propoted to convey him to Leoompt, and were toon oa their wty. Tbey had proceeded but s few miles, when tbey were met by e small company of Free-Stats men. A sever conflict soon eneuod, bot tbe friends of freedom soon proved victo rious, and brother Moore sad two or three other priaonors were soon libera ted, snd severs) pro-tltvery men wer i.n u pi a mi, y" "7y " ob.erv.tion wa. that two of brother Duo fact worthy of uourc s sons wore biiiuiiit tue r rrc- U. ... S t . . a ..a . Mwi men, mi Knew noi uiaime.r flut- or waa AmtiniT tho oDDOtsilo nart a nri- ers Se WW ' B eV W Oer. During the enrratrctnent the pris oners among the "law snd order" men were cdaced in (rout a a defeaae or Srti!!r"!r' ........ i...n uinii.ui um i a .una . his deliverance Another shameful outrage waa com mitted on Rev. A. Webtter. of tbe Ver mont Conference, a member also of tbe lata General Conference at Indianapolis. Of that I would p?ak, but he can do it much better himself. I hope every fn credulous person will sea hia remark on anstt a.d border ruffian treatment.- I might ttill add to the list such ss Gen B m 11.1 I . la. fl f . . I h A I l Ul JUS Ik a I ..ip. eral i erry, Colonel TodlirTe, and many omcrs, Dutuod knows mere is enough. These have been in a most outrageous manner intuited, injured, and robbet'. What need I tty more ? It ia utterly impossible to set all the facts in their proper light before tbe world. While I now write, soldiers are on duty just a few rodr from my cabin ; and threstt of vaiioua kind are coming daily that the approaching 4th of July will be a warm time. "Law and order" men tav they are going to celebrate the Fourth at a place called Tecumaeh; and the Free- State men say they will celebrate the Fourth at Topeka, seme four miles above. That is the day the Free State re is to meet. We may now Legislate. say, "We know not what a day may biiiii forth." The signa oi me limes mt?H tffain ' ! Will not aome are truly omnious. i . t a ia mere no remeay i win noi some autiiorny u- orouguv to ocar i ii uiw accomplisbmeuls, but which tbey found wrong or the cause of wrang be remo- caajd be disposed ef to sdvantage ved, and certainly tho effects would Tbey embroidered with taste aome of cease. If there is not a will oa the , tj,e ornamental parts of female oasarel throne, thero is said to be a power to- wrsicks were readily sold to a merchant hind the throne. Wo are ready far any a the city. power that Is right, ao tbot wo may have They cultivated nowera; sent soo the wrong subdued. 1 cere nut where ,,ueu to market in Un cart thst con it is found. In the namo of God 1 veyed the vegetables; they plaited straw would aay, let all good men and true be lor.y pinted mapa, thev executed plain ready to do right, and the difficulty must needle-work. Every oae waa at her be removed in somo way. There is to 1 noa hnav nlrh.ril.i Tk- Eiaai . much talk ia the tone of excitement and little done. Will it be talk while we are in our present precarious condition ? Should a kind 1'rovidcnce permit, 1 shall try lo keep the readers of the Wrst'rn Christian Advocate posted in matters of our beautiful Kansas. L. U. DENNIS. Lawrcticc, Kansas, June 24, 185(1. 1 ' 'a The Fireside- The fireside is a seminary of infirac importance. It i important because it is universal, and because the education it beatows, being woven with the wool of childhood, gives form and color to 'ho whole texture of life. There are few w ho Ban rcccivo tho honors of a college, but all are graduates of the hearth. The learning of the university may fade from the recollection; ila clas tic lore may moulder in tho halla of memory ; but simple lessons of home, enameled upon the heart in childhood, defies tbe rust of yesrs, tnd outlivet the mtture but leas vivid pictures of after day. So deep, so lasting, indeed, are tha iuipresaious of early life, that you often ace. a man, in tho imbecility of age, holding fresh In his recollection trie events of his childhood, whPo aN the wide space between that and tha pres ent hour is a blasted and lurgetten waste I oil IlilVt, Iiei nil un , neen mi 111,1 aim lai - obliier.t al nortr.lt. and in the attoinr v.... i. ...... I ...... ... i.i ....t u.ir to have it c leaned and restored you have , , , seen it fudo awav, while a brighter and aitlll more perfect picture, painted be neath, is revealed to view. Thia por trait, first drawn upon tho canvaa, lean apt illustration of youth; and though it may be concealed by aome after design, still the original trans will ahine through tho outer picture, giving It tone w hile freab; and surviving It In decay. Much is the lireaide; the greet institution ttirnishcd for our education. " he following incident we had ; from n friend Deacon C , of Hartford, Conn., is well kuown at be iog provided wilh an enormous handle to hi countenance, in the shapo of a : rant, which tho cendemed atuptdlv I . ! t -. f. I - I- LI.!. .... . t" J huge noac, in iitci, it ia remartnoie joygj ftl latal, jet beyond Us com for ila great length. On a lata oeea- j prehension. What should a child sion, whoa taking up a collection in j three years old be taught? Strong tho church to which he belonged, as mCata for wank digee'.ioat awake sot hs paaaed through the congregation, bodily strength. Let there be aureery every person to whom he presented ! rhymes told them. I woald aay to tho box. seemed to be possessed by a i ercry parent, especially every another, sudden and uncontrollable desire tojaing to your.ohildren, tell them pleas -laugh. Tho deacon did not know i int atones; and if in the cooetry, be wbat to make of it. He had often not too careful lest they get a little dirt passed it round before, but no tueh ttpcö their banda aad clothe; earth Is effects had he witn jased, The deaoon Very much akin to ua all, and in chil was f lirly pusaled. Tho secret, how i dren", out of door play, soils these wot ever leaked out. 1 lo had been aHlicl- inwardly. e l b day ot two with a aoro on his na J There is in it a kind of consang. sal appendage, and he had pisoed i itT twecn all ere a tare; by it we small j.iece of sticking plaster over it. touch upou lha common sympathy of During the morning of the lay UI obstonce. and begat a kiod iitH anon the plaster had dropped nf, for ottr relations, the orntes. and lhe deacon aeoing It aa he sup- Let children have a free, open air post I on the fl r. picked it up and j port, and fear not though they snake stuck it on again. But alaa for men acquaintance with the pigs, the sows, who r,omctimcs maku great mistakes. tUc ehickeaa -they aaay form for he picked, up insUad, ono of the w.ra, frla.tvrl.hina mith the wiser look nieces tn uici wiin.ii tne uianuiaciur er of spool-cotton paste on the end of every spool, nnd which read "War ranted to holil out '.'00 yards.' ' Such a sign on such a noo was enough to upset tho gravity of any congregation. ! .. l.l.l. ll. . Insult to thb Praam im at lio tun. When tint President was toasted nt the, Koni th of July Dinner, in Hoe ton, the Chronicle says, "a most sip; nitifliint silence ensued, interrupted nl last by aderisivs laugh and a Ihm." "(ive ihe ntsnttl m dollar for hit wit," said the mun, smiling, "and let him get a pair of lighter shoes fur his clumsy foot at my expense." Please not be rieh any more " It is the duty of mothers to sustain the reverses of fortune. Frequent snd sudden as tbey have been la out own country, it ia important that young fe males should possess tease employment by whieh they might obtain a Irvelfhood, in oaae tbey twoaM a radaatd ta taw necessity of supporting Ibe-aselvee. When families are unexpectedly reduced from affluence to poverty, how pitifully contemptible it is to see the a other dea- ; Dolidinir or hnlnlaaa. and Mraill I L. . r ' mj r t ui daughter to embsrrttB thuae whom it la tbeir duty to atariat ant cheer. "1 have mat say whole fortune,' I a merchant, at be returned one evening , to hii home ,.Wc no , 7i Bfr keep iar . , .r. , . - laamvi v v w tBBB"Sa SBtSXi i.. -t.- .L.Ua .. a" us b bbw x i am !' www BBawaaaBwa. arara rarm mmaan aaarseraBBB 'Plasm Wait Santasal nauA . . . .7 ! to expensive school. Y eater da v I waa a rich man ; todsy there It nothing I can call my owa. MtVaa I. ,...., I i ' mmiA atW ir. . ,iv u.lU .... nVlll, .urt. .. j "Dctr father," said the children, "do not look o sober. We will hclo vou to get a living." "What can you do, poor things ,M aid he. "You shall see r you shall aee f ' aa sworod several voices. "It is a pity if j ,0W ctn lhe falh(.r of ei ftt chi,dr be ww aar Dean lo acuool lor nothin. I...... . I r.i , x . a . . m. aaaaaa a w V poor 7 we shall work and make you rirt, strain. Tbe heart of the husband and father, which had sunk in his bosom like s stone, waa lifted op. Tbe aweet enthu siasm of the scene cheered bin, snd bis nightly prayer was like a song of praise. "Pay every debt," aaid his wife. "Let no one suffer tbrougn aa, snd we may be happy." He rented a neat cottage aad a so all piece of ground a few miles from the city. With tbe aid of bit sen, he culti vated vegetable for the market. He viewed wilh delight and astonishment the economy of nit wife, nurtured, aa she had KM.n tri ..tili a nJ . L. .as 1 cifijcy wbic. ni, daughters toon acqui- rod m,dr hr irainin The eldest onn in.r,fJ L .u. - household, and also assisted the young children ; besides, tbey executed vt rjou, work, which they hod learned at riou, worki wbich 1d jearDed M tage waa like a bee-hive. "I never enjoyed such heslth bofore," aaid tbe father." "And I waa never ao happy before," said the mother. "We never knew how many things we eould do when we lived in tha great house," said tbe children, "and wb lave each other a great deal better here. You call us your little bees." "Yea," replied the father, "and you make iuat auch honey as the heart likes to feed on." Economy aa wail aa industry wo atrictly observed. Nothiagwas wasted; nothing unnecessary waa purchased. The eldest daughter became aealstant teacher in s distinguished female semi nary, and the second took her place as instructress lo the family. The dwelling, which bad always been kept neat, tbey were eoon able to beau tify. Its construction was improved, and the vines and flowering trees wars replanted arcuad it. Tbe merchant waa happier under his wood-bias-covered Eorch on o summer's evening, than ha ad been in bis showy dressing-room. "We are now thriving sad prospe rous," said be j "shall we return to the city P "Oh, no," wss tbe uosnimous ready." Lot us remain," said the wire, "where we hsve found health and contentment." Father," said tbe youngest, "sll are t . i . . hl ' 7u are aot go og to be rir,. n . than " aha a,liuf little ones wore shut up in (the nuraery, sod did not see much of you or mother. Now we all live together, and sister, who lovet ua, teach ea us, and wb learn u le industrious snd useful. We were, none of u happy whon, we were rich and did not work. So, father, please not he I rich man any more." Freedom for the ChlldroB. Tho following sensible aad needed paragraph ia from Blackwood's Magazine: A child of three vears of aire, with a hook in its infant hinds, it a fearfal sight! It is too often the . r u, ... ... Ing onca; cniwttragt' a faaiiiiarll? wHh all who Inert te eourt them dumb an reals lovs eVhlrcD, aad ehiMtwa love i hem. There is a langBBge them which the world' lasaanaara ob literates in the eiders. It is of mors importance that you should make your children loving, than that you should make thoaB arise, lhat W, book wise - Above all thinira, make them loviaf ; then will they be gentle and obttiteat, and then, also, pastenU, if yonb-ootie old nnd poor, these will be better tbssa friend that will never negleet ye. ( hildren brought up lovingly st ywaaT knees, will uovcr shut their doora on you, and point where they would have you go.