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BY1 COLLINS & BONER. 8
A Democratic Journal Devoted to National and State Politics, Literature, Jcreign and Domestic HIg-ws.
I TWO DOLLARS A YEAR
VOL 1
WINSTON, N. C, FRIDAY-JANUARY 23, 1857.
NO. 35.
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"WESTERN SENTINEL.
J AS. COLLINS fc F. E. BOXER,
Editors and Proprietors.
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Clianc of Public Opinion.
The Daily JYaos, of New York, a con
servative Democratic journal, expresses
the belief that a change is taking place in
the public opinion of the popular mind in
relation to Federal politics. It says:
iKLuee the election of James Buchanan
ne over the spirit ot the
least, if we may judge
to tone ot the press in
ue count ry and of all shades
he altruist and extremists
i-fer stand rebuked by the tri
Democracy and its represen
, James Buchanan. The Nc
iil expresses perfect neutrality on
the great exciting question of the day it
eschews at once radicalism 011 either llank
it was a measure of compromise, but of
just moderation, and its spirit is perfectly
exprc-sedin the character of the great
statesman of Pennsylvania.'"
We are pleased to notice this also in the
modilied views of some of the most vio
lent opponents of the Souih at Washing
ton, and while they still retain hostility to
her ins:ituiions they disclaim much of
what constituted their capital in the late
contest. Our private advices are that the
Black Republicans, are a good-deal dis
couraged, and that a favorable -reaction is
in -progress at he 2s oi th. Ifue'n5 depenTIs .
on the incoming administration and the
sagacity of Mr. Buchanan, - in "'.whom- we.'
have confidence." He knows full well that
during his term the fate of the Union will
be decided, and we have no doiibt he will
trive the weight of his iutience towards tile
preservation of equal rights under the Con-,
stitutioii, as has been done by. the-" illustri
ous patriot, President Pierce, who has - so
nobly done his. duty to his country during,
his term. The South has, - with a single
exception, vo ed for Mr. Buchanan as a
Constitutional President, and will support
him as such. As our political union de
pends on popular opinion, which can only
be permanent when based unconstitution
al principles, it is essential to its existence
that there should be a change, and that
speedily, in -those sections where the Con
stitution has been a dead letter. The
South is now the conservative element of
our Government, and with perfect anion
among ourselves we can perpetuate not
only the protection of our rights, but the
confederate, which, wiih all its difficulties,
is the best policy that the world has yet
see 11. South Carol inian.
Tiie "Retiring Prksidext. We are hap
py to learn that there is a reasonable pros
pect that President Pierce at the close of
his brilliant administration will make a
tour through the Southern States. We
feel fully justified in declaring that there
is no man in the confederacy whom the en
tire South would more cordially welcome.
We should like him to mingle with a peo
ple whose rights and honor he has nobly
defended in defending the Constitution of
the United States and the Union of equal
and sovereign States. To Virginia it would
be especially grateful to do honor to a
President who, battling against the most,
malignant enemies in. his own section, has
as fearlessly and powerfully carried out
the States liights strict construction, Jef
fersonian principles, as any President since
the day of Jefferson himself.
Richmond Enqiiirer.
During the late presidential canvass
and at the moment a gallant Senator from
the South was proclaiming the election of
Hr. Buchanan, a feather dropped at his
feet from the wing of an eagle that was fly
ing over. The gentleman preserved the
quill - and to-day had it forwarded to Mr.
Buchanan to write his inaugural address
with. It was; not plucked. by man from
the wing, but , was the tree gift of our na
tional bird. Wmh. Cor. Alexandria Sen
4inel. ' . "'.'."' , -. . . : -- - "-
" The above statement is correct. Sena
tor Brown of Mississippi is the "gentleman,
referred, to. The quill is now in posses
sion of Mr. Buchanan at Wheatland where
wd saw it on; Friday, and, in accordance
.with the request of the ' gallant Senator,
it .will be-used hy the President elect: in
- .rriting his inaugural address". " - - , --
'"I 3 " Lancaster intelligencer :
Sound Advice. The Is e w Orleans Creole
speaks at length of the duty of Southern
men to enconrasce home manufactures and
sustain home enterprise of every character,
whether in commerce, education or litera
ture, and on the latter head it says:
Do we need a Southern literature, Sou
thern books, Southern publication houses,
and Southern institutions of learning?
Patronize the Southern press as the first
step towards a Southern literature. Be
come a reading people, especially of news
paper literature. The daily and weekly
press stimulates thought, awakes inquiry,
and keeps the public alive to the move
ments and necessities of the times. Like a
burning lens, it collects and concentrates
the scattered rays of public opinon, and
gives it form and power. It encourages the
first thought of aspiring how to fly, like
the eagle teaches its young eaglets how
to fly, until they dare, with eye upon the
sun, cleave the liquid air far into the blue
empyrean, so it trains the unfleged intellect,
until it can, with self poised wing, pierce
the bounds of physical vision, and gaze
upon and reflect some faint rays of the in
finite. Support your local press, then, as
the first step to a Southern literature, for,
as it is supplied with means of usefulness,
it will gather power, and richness, and
versatility, itself pioneering the way the
Southern scholar must pass.
Letter of Hon. H. J. Bedfield to the
Tammany Society.
Xi;w York, Monday, Jan. 5, 1S57.
Gkxtlkmkx: Your letter of the 15th
ult., inviting me to join you in celebrating
the anniversary of the battle of New Or
leans, on the 8th inst., at Tammany Hall,
was received. Ill health will, I fear, pre
vent my having the honor of being pres
ent on the occasion.
The reference in your circular to the
" combinations of the pulpit and the press,'
in the late contest, revives in my mind
recollections of the past. It is remarka
ble that in all the great struggles of the
Democratic party for the achievement of
civil and religious liberty, it has always
been opposed by a like combination of the
pulpit and the press.
It was so in 1800, when, with the cler
gy, (generally .at that time of the. Galvin-istic-clmtxLr).
-infidelity and JefFcrsifatr
Democracy were considered as synony
nious teruLs. . dt.vas so in 1812, during
the second war for independence, when
it was held-to be ' unbecoming a moral
and religious people" to rejoice over the
victories ot our country and it was so in
.the late con test to restore to the people of
the territories rights long since usurped.
The, principle of the "Kansas-Nebraska
bill will he, hereafter, as generally acqui
esced in as the principle of the Sub-Treasury
law, which although so violently de
nounced at the time it was proposed, and
for many years afierward, now commands
the approbation of the whole country.
Even the designing men, who, during
the late canvass, having misled the clergy,
and induced them to turn their backs up
on the pulpit to enter the political arena,
do not now pretend that this much exe
crated Kansas bill, and for the introduc
tion of which its author was repeatedly
burned in effigy, should be repealed, or
that the principle of the bill as applicable
to other territories, should be modified or
changed. With high regard your obedi
ent servant.
PIEMAN J. BEDFIELD.
To the Hon. Joii- Kelly, Isaac V. Fow
ler, and others, Sachem, $zc.
A Republic and a Monarchy A Con
trast. -:'' ihe New York limes, in thf r-nnrso
ot a carefully prepared article makes a
contrast between the condition of Great
Britain and the United States. It is high
ly flattering to the latter. The Treasury
returns for 1S5G, show that the outstanding
public debt of the Federal Government
amounted to $30,727,000: while the pub
lic debt of the various States amounted to
$190,718,000 forming together only $221,
000,000. :
The public debt, of Great Britain, before
the hue war, was 797,000,000, to which
21,000,000 new loans were added during
the war together 818,000,000 sterling
or about forty hundred and ninety mil
lions of - dollars. The indirect taxation
paid by the people of the Uni ted States for
the support of the Federal Government
in the shape of impost duties, amounts to
sixty-four milliotis dollars. The direct
and indirect taxadon paid by the people
of Great Britain for the support of the
Crown, iu the way of .customs' and excise
duties, stamps, income tax and pnxerty
tax, amounts to sixty four millions sterling
or about five fold the burden of the Uni
ted States. The expenses of the, British
Government are thus, in our currency, for
a single year, $320,000,000, or about one
hundred millions more' than the whole
princi pal of the public debt of the Fede
ral and State Government. The Treasury
returns also show that our system of rail
ways which crabmce.'aoutlk'-'miles:
stands r in: capital and funded debt seven
'hundred and thirty six millions of dollars,.
though costing by the aid , of State - and
City loans about. $829,73,400 or $35,700
per mile while the system of Great Brit
ain embracing only 3334 miles, stands in
capital and funded debt sixteen hundred
and seventeen millions dollars, or $11)4,
135, per mile. And it further appears
that the whole railway debt of the coun
try in the shape of mortgages and deben
tures is $433,286,000, wiiile the same in
cumbrances upon the English system reach
nearly this sum in debentures alone, sav
$375,200,000, while including what are
known as Preference-Shares the sum total
is $630,966,000.
. Old Fashioned JTedoralism."
In a work written by John Adams, we
find the following extracts, which we ask
our readers to peruse with care and atten
tion. They show in terms that cannot be
misapprehended or misunderstood, the es
timation in which the Federal party, un
der all its disguises or changes of name,
have held the industrious toilers of the
country :
"The people of all counties are natur
ally divided into two sorts, the GENTLE
MEN and the SIMPLE MEN, a word
which is here chosen to signify the COM
MON PEOPLE. By the common peo
ple, we mean laborers, mechanics and hus
bandtnen in general, who pursue their oc
cupations and industry, without any knowl
edge in the liberal arts and sciences, or m
anything but their" own trades and pur
suits." Vol. III., page 2GS.
"Inequality of birth! let no man be
surprised that this species of irregularity
is introduced here. The children of IL
LUSTRIOUS FAMILIES have general
ly greater advantages of education, and
earlier opportunities to be acquainted with
public characters, and be informed of pub
lic offices, than those of MEANER ONES,
or even those of middle life." Vol. I,
page 109.
There is the picture how do you like
if? This is old Federalism, pure, true
blue, unadulterated; it has undergone no
possible modification from that hour to
the present. It has the same sneering
contempt for the laboring classes, they
who produce all the wealth, build all the
houses, dig our canals, construct our rail
roads, navigate our ships, that one of its
PI'OfaiitoiwiMi-Ttcui vp ragged -' iirtiiO-'
passages we have quoted from his own.
pen. Federalism has always sought to
divide society in this country into castes
and classes, marked and distinctive as that
which exists in the crumbling monarchies
and over-grown aristocracies of Europe.
Indeed, it has ever an instinctive yearn
ing after the flesh-pots of Egypt" it has
invariably preferred the pomp and trap
pings of a foreign court, the tinsel and
gew-gaws, of a foreign nobility, to the re
publican plainness and simplicity of a
Democratic government.
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Our Great Men.
We have ever considered it to be the
most heathful symptom in our political af
fairs and in the working of our admirable
form of government, that men of large ca
pacity, weight of character, and compre
hensive patriotism, have ever been pre
ferred for our highest officers. This en
couraging sign which spans so luminously
our horizon a bow of promise for the fu
ture was set early in our political heavens;
and it is yet of undimmed brilliancy.
Washington and his contemporaries, form
its base and worthy successors its arch.
To drop the figure, let the patriot eye run
over the list of our Cabinet Officers and
Senators and Judges and Diplomatists
from the time of the Constitution; let it
scan the record they have left in the na
tional archives their State papers and
diplomatic contests, their forensic efforts
and judicial opinions, and it cannot fail to
kindle with just pride, as it - contemplates
in such results the practical working of re
publican institutions. They show a pow
er of enlisting capacity in the administra
tion of public affairs unparalleld in the
annals of mankind.
As an illustration, take our presidential
incumbents obtained by the elective prin
ciple, and compare them with the, succes
sion of kings and emperors obtained, in
monarchial countries,-by the hereditary
principle, and mark the wonderful- differ
ence. Where can be found such a series
of men illustrious for every virtue as the
American people have called tobe their
chief magistrates? Where can be found
a succession of no on arch s; to be named the
same day with a, Washington, a Jefferson,:
an Adams, a Jackson , or a. Buchanan?
What finer evidence can be adduced than
this single fact, to the intelligence of the
people?. - What more glorious comment oh
the value of the election qmneiplel i 'wv
- But to go on, with our illustrations. - As
another instance take' our Cabinets, or Di
plomats, our Supreme Judiciary, our Sen
ate, a u d p oi n t, i f y o u can , ilie . ti me when
any one of. these departments did not con
tain incumbents illustrous for': thein.; virtu
es atkl attainments, and who made their
mark on the position they adorned. This
remark, is made without reference to par
ty. It is a noble fact in our history, that
from the adoption of our constitution to
the present hour the highest intelligence
of the -nation, characters combining in an
eminent degree the profound learning of
the scholar with the practical talents of
the statesman, have participated in our
legislation, sat in our judgment seals and
controlled our counsels; and truth will
warrathJeemark, that,, yith . the jngle, J
exceptiou'df Washington, there have been
no jurists, legislators and statesmen more
worthy of the public regard than those
now seen in the highest places conducting
the national affairs. Never did our coun
try stand so proudly before the nations as
it does to-day.
This state of things exhibits the surest
sign of the vitality of the republic and its
capacity for endurance. While such,
however, is the state of things as to nation
al affairs, it is not so as to the affairs of
some of the States, and of Massachusetts.
Its common schools are of more than their
original vigor; its colleges are doing suc
cessfully their noble work; i;s academies,
ath'ena.mmnsj.lyceums, are in full plav,
and yet it must be confessed that its mean
men triumph while its highest intelligence
is ostracised; intriguing and successful
wire-pullers are tendered ovaf ions "and
well tried statesmanship is discarded.
Forensic efforts which cannot, for a mo
ment, stand the test of logic, scholarship,
practical talent, or wide statesmanship,
which in a few years will be forgotten,
are praised r.s paragons of human produc
tion and fountains of political wisdom.
In commenting on such a state of things,
it is well to be discriminating. It is by
no means national. It is local. It is con
fined to the States in which Freesoil and
Know Nothing tactics tossed to unatural
heights the brood of third rate men. But
iact ialreay,provja-.that, the evil is but
temporary. Already has the work of re
form begun. Although the country is
doomed to see the seat of the illustrous
Cass occupied by a representative of the
malignant and narrow creed, yet the peo
ple have -driven a regiment of small men
from the lower branch of Congress. This
shows the path of duty for Massachusetts.
The men who represent her the legisla
tion that disgraces her--are fit representa
tives of the narrow and bigoted creed
that is dominant. Let those who, in an
unthinking mood, or under the spur of
misrepresentations, bowed to the idols of
brass, review their judgments, retrace
their steps, return to the basis ideas of the
Constitution, and the reign of mean men
will soon be over. Boston Dost.
A Physician's Evidence on Dancing.
That beautiful, graceful accomplishment
of dancing, so perverted by late hours and
the indecency of fashionable attire, has
outraged many sensible people, and led
them to deprive the young ones of the
most simple and healthful enjoyments, be
cause it has been abused. For myself I
can testify not only to its healthful, but
recuperative power. The fortieth, nay,
fiftieth year of my age, found me enjoying
this life-cheering exercise. It should be
One of the earliest amusements of children,
and care should be taken by parents that
it isamderstood as an amusement. While
I am on this topic, I will mention a case
that occurred in my practice." A thought
ful, anxious 1 mother who had. but three
children, brought to me her only remain
ing child a daughter. Her temperament
nervous billions the nervous fearfullv
predominant; with great irritability, of
the system, peevish, passionate, dyspeptic,
sleepless; of , course, exciting, arbitrary
and -uncomfortable; the poor child looked
sad,- old, morbid and miserable. . She had
been to school, because her parents thought
it an amusement for her to be with . other
children. - " -
-After critically examining her physiog
nomy, I said to her .mother," " what is the
temperament of your husband?" The
same as my own," she replied. "Then
the child is doubly stamped," I continued;
" very vigorous measures nmst be used, if
you expect to restore her to health. Di
vorce her immediately from anything men-,
tal so far as memorizing is concerned,
then, send her to dancing, school, that she
may combine exercise with order and mel
ody, and th U3 some . of her e rou ghl edges
fmay be rorm
eyes open with wonder, ah d ' .del 5 gh t in
'terrup'ed ,wlth " dancing schordt O, IIiqw:
I have longed to go; but mother says "its;
.wrong, jmd leads to wickedness." What
adilerntfia for-ft physician ! cvhat iinieTrfc
mkfoKaiChild !- Did yon:5eye" intend'
your d aiigl iter to" play the :jpian 6, gu itary
or other musical instruments?" said. I to
the mother.- ' Or yes," r was- the - answer..
" Why," I continued, " why show such
partiality to the upper extremities? The
hands are rendered happy as a -medium of
melody; the feet are rendered equally
happy in the same way."
A nice afternoon school received the
little girl, who grew in health and har
mony every month as she followed the
hygenic rules prescribed for her. Dan
cing is healthful, beautiful, graceful recre
ation, and is not responsible for t&eabv.ses
luxury has thrown around it. The vul
garism and exciiements of the ball-room
have no more to do wiih the eiif-ple en
joyment of the dance than the rioa wines
and sumiuous baitquet of the gourmand,
in whom they induce disease,' have to do
with the temperate repasts that satisfy the
wants of the bod v. Dr. Harriet K. llunt.
A Dove Alighting on a Coffin. In Edin
burgh, a few days go, a respectable family
in one of the qniefest quarters of the city
were thrown into mo:;;:. lug by the deatb
of one of their number, an elderly lady.
A night or two af er the event a strange
noise was heard at the window of the room
where the coilin was lying. It seemed like
the fluttering of the wings of a bird against
the window panes; and, when the maid
servant appeared at the window to exam
ine into ihe matter, a dove flew into the
apartment and alighted upon the lid of the
coilin. It offered no opposition when they
attempted to secure if, and is now in the
possession of the relatives of the deceased
lady, who, from the singularity of the
cireumsances, have resolved to preserve
it carefully. Had the event happened
in times past, when superstition held sway,
it would undoubtedly have given rise to
some strange imaginings
strange imaginings relative to tne
di
Dit'jyrevs.
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What the Atlantic ThXEORArn will
Accomplish. If is stated that when the sub
marine telegraph across the ocean is finish
ed, the transactions in stocks, the closing
price iu consols, the state of the cotton
market, will be sent from London and
Liverpool every day, at three o'clock in
the afternoon, and will in consequence of
the difference of time some five hours
be received in the leading Atlantic cities
of the United States before noon, forming
the basis fenerations here, for that day
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m otlier words, t lie doings or the . .London
Exchange will be known here before
change hours, and will be published in the
papers of the same evening before they
are laid before the British public. Transac
tions on the Paris Bourse will be sent in
the same manner. The expense, however,
will be very heavy, as the telegraph tolls
will be about one dollar per word.
"!- - -t- T,T- T r Trr
Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temper
ance, died at Cork on the 0th of December.
Theobfad Mathew was born at Thomas-
town, Ireland, October 10,1700. He was
left an orphan at an early age, adopted
by an aunt, and educated in Kilkinny
Academy and at Maynooth. He was
ordained to the priesthood at Dublin.
Adopting the principle of total abstinence,
he commenced a series of meetings, and
soon awakened the enthusiasm of the Irish
nature to his assistance.
lie travelled from toAvn to town through
the island. 11 is progress was one trium
phal march. He administered the pledge
to thousands at a time; at Nenagli to twen
ty thousand 111 one day; at Gal way a hun
dred' thousand per day; between Gal way
and Loughrea to nearly two hundred thous
and. From Ireland he went to England,
where the people were infected with a cor
responding enthusiasm. Thence he came
to t he united States from which lie return
ed in the autumn of 1851. His labors and
triumphs here will long be remenibered.-
Through all this Herculean labor lie was
constantly in a state of personal poverty.
When he' began his wOrk his brother was
the Dronrietor of a 'large distillery. He
supported Theobald until his wonderful
success had ruined the distillery, and re
duced the owner to bankruptcy.-.. To meet
the wants of the public benefactor the Brit
ish government settled an' annuity of 800
upon him, which sum was just sufficient
to pav the premium upon au msiua.ice
policy held by creditors as security for
their claims. Since his return to Ireland,
the weight of years and the exertions of
long lab"r have -compelled ms partial
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wimtuawai noiit puun mo.
The Duck Trade. The Norfolk (Ta.)
Herald says, that a farmer m 1 rmcess
Anne county lias had twenty men employ
ed killing ducks, and up to the 20th ult.
they had eonsnmed 23 kegs of gun pow
der. The gentleman ships, on an average,
15 barrels of ducks, to New York-every
week, and some weel as high as 31 bar-
rels. Thev consist canvass back, mallard,
black, sprig tad, baldfacs, shovelers, and.
a -good. proportion. .of wild geese. . .
'27 the Elmira Gazette says : ." When
you una 31 isucuanan -uwu , o .v -pure
frrit. One of them fell in company
with a Fremont crowd during the cam
paign, when she was told that.atl the Buch
anan men would b'e sent up Salt- river this
fall ? "Thcn,'- said shcratherthan stay
in such a' -crowd as thereTtbe ieft I'll go
up and cook for !eirr." t; - - .
Straggles of the Groat.
There is a milder and serener from of
poverty, the nurse of manly energy and
heaven-climbing thoughts attended by love;
and faith, and hope, around whose steps
the mountain breezes blow, and from
whose countenance all virturcs gather
strength. Look around you upon the dis
tinguished men that in every department
of life guide, and control the times, and
what was their origin and early fortunes?
Were they, as a general ride, rocked aid
drandlcd on the lap of wealth? No. Such
men emerge from the homes of decant
competence or strugglingpoverty. Neces
sity bIihi pens their faculties, privations
and sacrifice brace their moral nature.
They learn the great art of renunciation,
and enjoy the happiness of having few
wants. Thev know nothing of indifference
or satiety. There is not an idle fiber in
their frames. They put the vigor of a
icsohite purpose into every act. The edge
of their minds is always kept sharp. In
the shock of life, men like these meet the
softly nurtured darlings of prosperity, as
the vessel of iron meets the vessel of
porcelain. Lift your hearts above the
region of wild hopes and cowardly fearr.
Put on that even temper of mind which
shall be a shadow in success and a light in
adversity. If wealth and distinction come,
receive them in a thankful ami moderate
spirit ; if they do not come, fill their places
with better guests. Remember that all
which truly exalts and ennobles a man is
bound to him by ties as indissoluble as
those which link the planets to the sun.
Plant yourself upon God's immutable laws,
and fortune and failure will, be no more
than vapors that curl and play far beneath
your ieet.
Mr. Goodrich in his recollections gives
the following anecdote of a political bar
ber in Washington at the time Madison
was first nominated by the Democrats:
UA very keen observer, then and long
afterwards a Senator of the United States,
once told me that at this period all the
barbers of Washington were Federalists,
and he imputed it to the fact that the
leaders of that party in Congress wore
powder and long queues, and, ot course,
had them dressed every day by the bar
ber. The Democrats on the contrary
reshoTririalrroi7 at ieasr,sma1t 'mi"e"ties,
tied up carelessly with a riband and there
fore gave little encouragement to the'ton-fc-orial
art. One day as the narrator told
me, while he was being shaved bv the
leading barber of the city who was,
of course, a federalist, the latter suddenly
and vehemently burst out against the nom
ination of Madison for the presidency by
the Democratic party which had been that
morning announced.
" 'Dear me!' said the barber, surely this
country is doomed to disgrace and shame.
What Presidents we might have sir? Just
look atDagget of Connecticut, and Stock
ton, of New Jersey! What queues they
have got sir as big as your wrist and
powdered every day, sir, like real gentle
men, as they are. Such men, sir, would
confer dignity upon the chief magistracy ;
but this little Jim Madison with a queue
no bigger than a pipe stem ! Sir, it is
enough to "make a man forswear his coun
try!'" Tiie Church and the Stage. The Her
ald states "that on the last Thanksgiving
day the Rev. Dr. Bellows delivered an
address nt h is church Fourth avenue and
Twentieth street upon public amusements,
taking the ground that the drama in prop
er bands was a valuable aid to the pulpit
and the press in enlightening cultivating
and reforming the people. He also took
strong ground in favor of the opera. Some
of the managers and leading artists of the
city have sent to the reverend gentleman
a piece of plate as a mark of their recog
nition of liberal views. lie has written
a letter declining the testimonial and ex
pressing a desire to address the threatrical
profession especially. Arrangements are
being made tor the deli very of the discourse.
ThisMr. Bellows preached a sermon just
before the election, in which he intimated
very plainly that our Union was of less
consequence than the freedom of negroes.
To-Moreow. Who can tell how much is
embraced in this expression? Though a
few hours intervene between it and lis
though it will soon commence its course
who Is there that can read its single page
and pronounce the character of its events?
Tomorrow 1 Those who are now gay may
by sad. Those who are now walking the -venues
to pleasure, - led by the hand of
Hope, may be subjects of intense sorrow.
Prosperity may be changed ir to adversity.
Those who are now on the mountain
summit may be in the valley. The rosy
cheek may "bo overspread with paleness,
the strong step may falter-death may have
overtaken us. To morrow! It may enti
rely change the course of our lives. It '
may ?.form a new era in our existence
What we fear may not happen. .
; ; Advertising. The merchant who does
not' advertise liberally in the newspaper
is -like a man wbo has a lantern but wlitf
is too sting'; to buy a candle; he 6tumbled -about
in the dark long after all his tnoro
sensible neighbors have lighted themselves .
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