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_ - vyw/AV,' THE NATIONAL ERA. ^ " BAILEY- gPIT?R AWP HK()PRI E'i ()R; JQHN G. WHITTIER, (^RESPONDING EDIT^ IV-NO. 10. ~ WASHINGTON. THURSDAY. MAY II, 185a W||()LE ]\0. 175. The Nstloaal Era it PiMUhrd Weekly, ? IftuU Street, eppwtlte Odd Fellsvrs' Hull. TERMS. Two d)liars per annum, payable ta advance. Advert iseraeuts not excepting ten lines inserted three tiuiOB for one dollar; every subsequent insertion. twenty-five cents. All communications to the Era, whether on business of the paper or for publication, should be addressed to Q. Bailey, Washington, D. C. HUKLL Jt BI.ANCHARD, PRINTERS, Slith "treet, a few doors south of Pennsylvania avenue. THE NATIONAL ERA. WASHINGTON, MAY < , ittt (copy-RIOHV SBCCRBD.) THE MOTHER-IN-LAW. A STORY OK THE ISLAND ESTATE. by mks. emma d. e. sot< 1'hwokth. HOOK SEfOND. VIII. THE TWO ATTACHMENTS. WouMst bearJ th? lion In bis lair? The tigress in her den 1?Scot I. When Gertrude reached the hall, she found 'Zoe standing mid-way- its length, with the two bloodhounds crouched at her feet. She h id just called them off the bailiff, who was now standing just within the door, his hut in his hand. Without deigning to notice him, Gertrude walked straight up to the standing rack, and taking her riding-whip down, began to crack it for pastime, just us a lady would open and shut her fan, or a dandy would twiddle his cane for amusementThe bailiff bowed?hemmed loudly twice or thrice to attract her attention, but Gertrude went on hinging out the lush of her whip and bringing it up with a loud report, while her fine, transparent nostrils expanded and quivered with spirit. ' Uftf^oiir pardon, mum! but you are Miss Lion. 1 preaiimeY" " Sir, you are very presuming !" exclaimed Gertrude, with startling, supercilious surprise, and glaucing at the intruder from head to foot. Apparently used to rebuffs, the bailiff proceeded without embarrassment to say? ' You harbor a girl here who goes by the name of 'Zoe." " 1 harbor a fellow here whose name 1 do not know!" " Excuse me, mum ! My name is Jones." " And a very pretty name it is, too?isn't it, 'Zoe ? ? "Ah, 'Zoe! That is the girl, is it? Well, Miss Lion, 1 have an attachment for this girl!" "Indeed, have you, sir ? Really, how condescending on your part! how flattering to her! Do you hear, 'Zoe ? This gentleman declares that he has an attachment for you. What do you say to it, 'Zoe? Can you bid him hope? lie is a nice-looking young man enough! a trifle bandy-legged and club-footed; a trifle roundshouldered, and a wee-bit cross-eyed, not fair to look upon in particular, and rather hard favored * in general; still, no doubt, he has an excellent heart?at least his attachm-id does him credit! What do you say to him, 'Zoe?" IJuable to comprehend this scene, Zoe gazed from one to the nthftp in diklrpAiiincr PmhnrrawumAnf 44 Ynn una Mr. J one*, Zoe and myuelf properly appreciate the honor you have done ua, while wo gratefully decline your attachment. I am afraid, indeed, that in Zee's case there is a piior attachment; we therefore decline yours, with many thanks, and with a high appreciation of its value! We think it does honor to your intellect and affections!" said Gertrude, with scathing irony. The bailiff was confused , making on effort to recover himself, he said? "Miss Lion, you caunot affect to misunderstand that I come at the suit of Cassinoe & Co., clothiers, Peakville"? "Oh-h-h! sure enough! He don't speak for himself! modest soul! He presses another man's suit?he is not courting on his own hook! He is not Cupid himself?only Cupid's messenger! It's a merchant-tailor that has fallen in love with you, Zoe !" " M iss Lion. 1 say that I have an attachment for this girl! " "Oh, you have ! Just now it w.is Cassinoe & Co,?now it's yov ! Poor fellow ! love has turned his brain ; he doesn't know what he is talking about! Presently he won't know which end he is standing on !" " Miss Lion, I repeat it, I have an attachment for this girl, and shall proceed to serve it!" ' I thiuk you won't, sir! To say nothing of my brother's prior attachment, I have an attachment for this girl that will be likely to stund in your way!" " Miss Lion, I attach Zoe Wood as the property of Miss Susan Somerville, and at the suit of Cassinoe & Co., clothiers, Peakville"? UAL J- I Uf.11 I r na.a .. o un, you uo i tt cu i a hiwmju ajw i/wc ho the betrothed of my brother, at the suit of Brutus Lion, lover and avenger ! and we'll see whose attachment is the stronger ! " exclaimed Gertrude, her Itosoni visibly heaving?her nostrils tjuiveriog. The bailiff walked up to Zoe, and touched her on the shoulder. 41 Hands off !" shouted Gertrude, bringing the loaded end of her riding-whip down upon the floor with the force of a hammer on the anvil, the walls resounding with the report! The bailiff involuntarily started back. 41 Come here, Zoe," said Gertrude, holding out her arms for the child. The poor girl?the victim of a nguc terror?fled to her protectorGertrude, with flashing eyes, raised the end of her whip, menacing the bailiff, while she encircled the waiat of Zoe by one arm, and laid the head of Zoe gently on her own broad, soft bosom. "There, there, there, there, don't be terrified, Zoe, nothing shall hurt you, Zoe! I'll horsewhip the fellow within an inch of his life, if he does but lay his hand on you again, so I will! " 44 Miss Lion, are you aware that you are transgrea-ung the law 7" 44 Mr. Bailiff, I don't care a fox's brush for any law hut the ten commandments." 44 I)o you know that in harborings slave you expose yourself to" ' Mr. Jones, your way home lies straight out -? l -i ;uu give you i?o minutes grsce and if at the end of that time you are not out of thia hall, I'll put you out 1" exclaimed Gertrude, her lioeoui heaving like the ooran wave* in a tempeet, her lipa <|uivering, her no?triln distended, her eyes Hoehing, sparkliug and scintillating, as though they would explode ' Miaa Lion,do you know, are you aware, that you are threatening nn officer of the law 7" ' 11a! ha! ha' ha!?ha! ha! ha! Yea, and if an 'officer of the law' don't take himself out of my sight in double quick time, I'll take an 1 officer of the law' by the nape of his neck and the straps of his pantaloons, and throw an 'officer of the law' over the preciptoe. You know me, sir? J us QtrlrutU Lion.'" "I know, and the county knows, Miss Lion, that you are one who eeta at defiance all the laws of delioary proper to your sex !" "Hear the fellow, Zoe! rnt you ashamed of l?eing a woman, Zoe, when every 1 critter* who atieks his apindle shanks into a pair of ragged pants, thinks himself invented with the robee of a judge, and entitled to proaouaoe upon what la delicate and proper for th* ~?x ! Whew I what a famous thing U moat be to be a Stan 1 One might l>e a great emprens, a great actress, a great poetess! But, what's all that to being a little - man !' But this par parenthesis. I waste time. Come! Your two minutes are up, sir! To the right about! forwardf march P commanded Gertrude. Deep thunder seemed to reverberate around the feet of the amazon. It was the low growls of her two bloodhounds, that crouched on either side of their mistress. They lay with their fore paws extended, their large heads laid upon them, their great red eyes glowing like balls of fire. They heard the altercation, and instinctively longed to spring at the throat of the intruder Gertrude looked down, and noticed theru for the first time. She smiled, laughed, crowed, shouted with delight, as she looked at them. Then turning to the bailiff, she sAid?"See here, Mr.1 Officer of the law,' 1 am going to count ttu?just tea? and please the patient Lord ! if you don't get out of here before 1 get to ten, it will go very badly with yon j for, as soon as 1 get to ten, 1 shall say, ' Seize him, Thunder! Snze him, Lightning ." " Before she had said another word, mistaking | her threst for a command, the blood hounds made a spring at th? bailiff, who turned and tied, they pursuing him, they gaining on him down the hill. "Good Heaven! he'll be torn to pieces!" exclaimed Zoe, in terror, while Gertrude tied out to recall the dogs. In tea minutes she returned, followed by them. ' And now," she said, " my dear Zoe, you must be put in a place of safety. I can't whip six men, and there is no doubt that six or eight will return here this afternoon I did not believe it?I menu the worst of it. No, I did not dream it could be true, else 1 would have had you safe from this fright before this time!" " But, dear Gertrude, what is it, then? Can they take me up for father's debts?" " My dear Zoe, my dear little one, it is all a mistake. Have confidence in me, and rest easy until Brutus returns, and then all will be well. Zoe, promise to obey me in all things until Brutus comes, will you ?" " But my fetber!" "My dear Zoe, the hand of extreme age has fallen on your father s head, calming his brain to i iui'oOfidfc O'vJwdiwiitu uuiT. Srtll t Xill , 1 not interfere with you." " Well, 1 will promise you, Gertrude" " Then, Zoe, go now, and make yourself up a little bundle of provisions, to lust one day. Pack up a pillow and a sheet into as small a compass as possible; then put on your bonnet, and come down here, while 1 go and catch Borealis !" Greatly wondering, Zoe went and did the bidding of her protectress By the time she had returned to the hall, Gertrude had saddled Borealis, and donned her own riding cap. Mounting her horse, and lakinir Zoe before her. she can tered down the precipice, through the valley, up the ridge of rocks to Mad river passage, and took the path down the same frightful gorge that had witnessed the wreck of the carriage. 41 Where are you taking me, Gertrude?'' "My dear child, to a place of safety. Don't ask any more <iuestions?wait till Brutus comes home?have faith in me?1 am the most disinterested friend you have in the world, except your poor old father, who cannot help you." /oe asked no more ijuestions until they got to the grotto. Gertrude put her down, dismounted herself, and led her into the cavern. "You are not a coward, /oe?" she asked. " Oh, no!" " Not afraid to stay by yourself all night ?" "Oh, no! I have been used to it all my life, when father would stay away all night with Major Somerville" Well, this is a safer place, under all circumstances, than the Dovecote. It is safe, because it is inaccessible?that is, to everybody but me. Zoe, my child, you must stay here for & few days. I will bring you clothes, food, fruit, and books and pictures, and everything to amuse your solitude; and 1 will coma two orlkiwtuu* to xe> you. And you need not confine yourself to this cavern, but can wander at will through all this glen, for it is perfectly safe and inaccessible." " Thank you, de ir Gertrude! But if you will bring me my needle, and thimble, and scissors, and my little workbosket, with the hexagon quilt, I shall not be lonesome. And, Gertrude, dou't forget to feed my Bantam hens with Indian meal dough?nnd be sure you don't forgci to tuck father up warm when he goea to bed " "1 will remember everything, Zoc. And now I must return to my poor patient, who is alone, you know. 1 will return again this evening Good bye, '/oe !" she said, stooping nnd kissing her. "Good bye, Gertrude!" "God bless you, child 1" "And you too, Gertrude!" And the friends parted. The bailiff' returned to Peakville, breathing vengeance against the audacious amazon lie would have a writ out against her. He would have her arrested, he swore in his wrath. Somewhat cooled and exhausted by his long walk hack, however, and upon cooler rtflection, he decided not to take any further notice of the matter, feel ing very doubtful of its final is-ue, and having a shrewd suspicion that he would not figure to much advantage in the business?added to which was the knowledge that Brutus Lion was not a man to be enraged with impunity, he contented himself with the design of returning the next day to the Lair, with a jtossi comitatus,to take the girl. On the next day, as Gertrude was waiting on her patient, the sound of many feet was heard in the ball below, accompanied by the furious harking and yelping of dogs, and rattling of blows. "It is a descent, or rather an ascent of the Goths and Vandals," exclaimed Gertrude, laughing; however, I am ready for them!" and she marched below. The hull was half full of men. The two dogs were kept at bay. "Ha! ha! hn! hn! ha! Really, gentlemen, there is strength in numbers V shouted Gertrude, as she bounced into the midst of the room flung her torrent of hair behind her, and let fly her blaxing eyes over the circle. "11a! ha! ha! ha! ha! Try to keep each ether in heart! do now ! for I do not know what 1 should do with seven faintiDg men! Oh ! don't be alarmed ! I won't tread on you ! 1 am always careful when I walk among ants! See, there are seven of you ! Seven men come to take one little girl out of the arms of one big girl! Loid-'amercy ! dear me! what heroism ! Seven of you ! You remind roe of the Seven Champions of Christendom ! You're an honor to your native country ! Seven of you ! seven heroes ! Lord, jf Brutus had been home, you'd have come seven hundred ! Seven hundred heroes! What a gallant army!" " Miss Lion!" said the deputy-sheriff, advancing from the group, " we have come to search the house for a girl by the name of '/oe?and, with your leave, we will proceed'' " And pray, sir, who are yon ?" Her soornful eyes crawled over him from head to foot. " I am the deputy sheriff of county!" " Oh ! Muter Deputy Sheriff of county ! I am so proud to make your acquaintance! Mister Deputy Sheriff of county. I am a heroworshipper, and I have this morning for the first time heard of your heroic exploits at The Crags! I low, with a posse at your hack, you courageously made an onslaught upon three feeble women and a weak old man?how manfully yon terrified tbe two women to death, and how valiantly you in siugle combat knocked the aged man down ! how you hound and carried him off in triumph?in company with his wife1 Ob-h' tromltrfitl Mister Deputy Sheriff of county ! my poor house in immoriuhi'iJ by your visit! The grouna vou trend ii chttiu ground!" declaimed Gertrude, waiving Iter hand theatrically. Every one laughed The brow of the deputy sheriff crimsoned. " Miss Lion, your pride end scorn is not to interrupt me in the discharge of my duty ! I proceed to its execution! Gentlemen, follow me f "Mister Deputy Sheriff, I do you homsge!'" exclaimed Gertrude, grounding her riding whip, and bending her head in mockery. . A peal of laugh'er broke from the crowd. The deputy sheriff rushed out in a rage. Gertrude sprang to her feet, shouting with laughter. The search was made?unsuccessfully of course, and. at the end of the circuit of the house, the whole party yeturned to the hall, where Gertrude again mercileaaly opened upon thcui her battery of sarcasm w Just as they were preparing to depart, horse's feet wera heard rapidly approaching, and Brutus Lion was seen to throw himself from his saddle and stride into the room 1 " What's all this 7 What the devil is all this, Gertrude 7" he exolaimed, looking around him in aotoaishrasnt and eager i " Oh !^^i?P^Bter Deputy Sheriff and hie myrmidons come to take Zoe! It takes seven of them to do it, you see! and they have n??t succeeded I" "Where is Zoe?" exclaimed the giant, trembling in his Hessian boots. "Ah! that's what Mister Deputy Sheriff would be glad to tind out!" "Then they have not arrested her I'1 " Arrested her! Pooh! am 1 no' her keeper! j Had Susan Somerville been we, Mister Deputy Sheriff would not have marched off with tlying colors flbiu the Crags!'' " Then Zoe is sate. Gertrude?' " Yee! Zoe is safe 1" "Thank God"' ' Now, Brutus, don't turn a Miss Molly ou my hands! Spose she hadn't been sate' 8p*M she'd been in danger. Could not you have rescued her ?" "Gertrude, my denr sister,'' said Brutus, without noticing her Bpeech, but taking a packet from his pocket, " here, take th?? letter up to your patient?it is from some of his in England? and tell him I will wait ont|fi^n the course of the evenine." Gertrude took th*Artter and ratyyi stairs. " Now, Mr Pomm, I wiil Fpgak yeu alone. > if you please!" said Rr^tua, beakonB^ the deputy sheriff into nother wbos} suit hare you attached this " At the suit of Cassinoc & Co., clothiers, Peakvllle." "How much is the debt?'' "One hundred and seventy-fife dollars.-' "I assume it! Come with me to Peskville, where the business can be legally arranged !' and. without another word. Rrutus Lion remounted his horse, and rode rapidly to Peakville, followed by the jtome. moat of whom bad come to the Lair rather from curiosity than necessity. In an hour, Brutus Lion had arranged the transfer of the liabilities, and sgiin mounting his horse he galloped furiously towards the Crags, saying? "Now to purchase the freedom of this poir girl, before another writ of attachment at the suit of some other creditor is served upon her!" He reached the Crags, threw himself from his horse, and entered the sitting room. What a scene of misery met his eyes! A corpse was laid out on tressela in the midst of the room It was covered by a snow white sheet, that, eliiiginff clQselr to the bodjr revealed its desjhlj rigidity. ' Wy ill trtue sat \>ue solitary "roourTftr, clothed in black, her arms extended over the body, her head falleu upon her urms, in an attitude and expression of hopeless grief! Brutus approached reverently? " Miss Somerville!"' The mourner did not seem to hear. "My dear Miss Somerville!'' " Oh !" moaned Susan, without moving " My dear Miss Somerville, I am grieved, deeply grieved, to see you sorrowing thus!' The mourner raised her head, revealing a face frightfully ravaged by grief. " Look there ! oh ! look there.' She is dead? dead! They said it was disease of the heart!? enlargement of the heart! They were right! Oh, yes! they were right! Her heart filled ami filled w ith Borrow, till it could hold no more, aud then her strong heart broke?it broke! Anna! Anna!'' and, with convulsive but tearless sob?, down went her arms again upon the form of the dead. Tears filled the eyes of Rrutus Lion. At any other time, and under any other circumstances, he would have left the mourner alone with her dead ; but now, for the (take of the living, he wae forced to intrude upon thin saored sorrow. In order to shorten the business as much as poeoible, Brutus, before leaving Peakville, had takes the precaution to get a hill of sale drawn up, Mfcdy for signature, and to draw his money from the bankers, so that what he now had to do wae very simple? to make Miss Somerville understand that '/oe was her property, to gain her consent to the sale, and her signature to the deed. Again he reverently addreeeed the mourner? " My dear Mias Somerville, I am very, very sorry for the cruel necessity that compels me to lu. ? a. ? j 1 i . f, l. 1- w -? tt fellow-creature depends upon my gaining your attention. Can you give it me for a few, a very few minutes?'' Moans only answered him. Bru'us laid his hand upon her hand, to attract her attention, as he said with deep earnestness? " Miss Somerville,listen to me ! The vital interest of '/o* Dove hangs upon this hour ! The happiness of her whole life depends upon my gaining your nttention for a few minutes. Will you hear me 7" And, taking her hand, he led her unresisting to the seat at the window. Then, sitting down by her, he told her the whole story of Zoe, as the reader knows it. He told her in a very few words. Susan heard it with all the apathy of deep sorrow. She expressed no surprise; she fell none. Her deep grief shut out every other emotion. Brutus now proposed to purchase '/oe. He had to repeat this proposition several times before Susan, pre-oocupied by her sorrows, could be made to understand and receive it. Then, speaking slowly and brokenly, like one trying to hreuk the spell of an over-mastering thought, she Bald? " But if she is mine, as you say, I will free her at once." " But, my dear Miss Somerville, that will not do. To emancipate her would require time and trouble. In the mean while, another writ of attachment. at the suit of some other creditor, would be served on her, and your benevolent designs defeated. What I propose is the only safe way It is very easy. Here is the deed You haveonly to write your name at the bottom, and she is mine?she is safe. Come, Miss Somerville. do it," pleaded Brutus, putting the pen in her listless fingers, HDd laying the deed before her. " Well, well; as you think best." And, scarcely conscious what she did, Susan Somerville wrote her name at the bottom of the bill of sale, and Zoe become the property of Brutus Lion. SiiHArt Snrnrrvillp tr?Hprp<l hfirlc tn hpr sp??t hv - -w ..v. - -V the corpse, threw her arms across the body, dropperi her beari on thein ns before in the abandonment of profound sorrow Brutus Lion sprang into his saddle and galloped towards the L iir. That evening, Gertrude hastened to the grotto, and brought back Zoe in triumph to the Lair. That night, Brutus, Gertrude, and '/oe, were grouped around the kitchen fire? "Now, then, dear Gertrude, remeinlier your promise, that as soon as Brutus should return you would eiplsif this win'i/Ac." Gertrude looked at Brutus; and Brutus, taking the hand of '/.oe in his own, l>egan?and slowly, cautiously, tenderly revealed to her the secret of her birth. har prvsetit rendition The shadows of the tire-light danced so fitfully upon her face that he could not see its expression while he spoke. He told har all?all. At the conclusion of his story, /? remained silent, with Lor handsel seped upon Iter lap. with her head bowed upon her bosom. At last broke frotn her lips in passionate grief lb<-?e words ? "Oh! my parents' my parentf! what misery this deception has made! Oh' that 1 had never tieen born! My heart is breaking! o.-eskm^! Let me die! let me die now ! I never shall look up again! never! no, never P and, overcome by grief and shame, she sank upon the floor and rolled npon her fans. Gortrnde and Brutus made a simultaneous spring to lift her. Brutus caught her to his bosom, laid her head against his chest, laid her arm up over his shoulder, and soothed her This kindness touched the fountain of her tears, and she wept, long and freely. This we* piug relieved her, an weeping alwsjs does ller grief expended itself a? a rain-cloud in shower*. It is on1 j cjuiet grief that kills, kh In the case of Anna. " Iteaction e?|nala tictiou" At last, 7,oe looked up clearlj through her tears, and aaid? " At least it is yon who have bought me! is it not, Brutus? Come, it in not so had as it might have been There is comfort in all thiugs, and at least 1 am to live with jon aliroyi, dear Brutus ! And I am to cook jou nioe dishes that jou like, and to mend jour clothes, and to make jour house comfortable, and to make jou happj in manj wavs. Indeed, it is not so bad, after all! It is not had at all! After all, it is nothing but the name! onlj it came on me like a shock; and I was a little proud ' that's all! I shall not be aad! People will saj that the schoolmaster's adopted daughter, who used to he so proud of her housekeeping, is a slave. Well! I shall not hear them sav it. I shall he here with Brutas' waiting on Gratis 1 and I shall he happj! Don't grieve for me, Brutua, indeed I am not unhappj I Do jou think that 7,oe consider* it such a misfortune to belong to Brutus I So, Come! don't weep, Brutas' dear Brutus! 1 hate to see tears in manlj rjes!" and she raised her apron and wipnd nwaj the tears from the ejee of her grout big lubberly nurse, who was quivering with emotion like a mammoth blanc hum*'.. # " Zoe, my child he said, "did you think I j would hold you bound a moment longer than I could help? Zoe, you should have beeu free to| day, but that the oourt-houae was closed before 1 had even completed the purchase. Zoe.you shall be free to-morrow; and then you must return with your adopted father to the Dovecote P' M Must I leave you, Brutus?'' " Zoe, my dear child, yts. You cannot be my wife, Zoe?and 1 will not make you my mistress j and loving you as 1 do, Zoe?loving me as you do?Ifuil would be your fate if you lived with me, dear child! Take her, Gertrude;" and, pressing one passionate kiss upon her lips lie tossed her in his sister's arms, and bounded from the room, bounced into his chamber, where the great big fellow might have been seen extended on bis bed sobbing, blowing, and tlounderiug like a harpooned whale. [to ue continued.] Forthe National Era DANIEL WEBSTER. tilARUK OF INCOKIISTEM V. I atn Homewhat surprised that all the frieuds of rirvmu cmcu^nii'u lur I'lTl" n?Vs Ml TUT* m?Mtaken Daniel Webster as to charge him with.inconsistency. It may be true that the spirit of what he said in 1K4N .i?wt opposed to the spirit of what he hat* said in 1850 , but I trust it can be shown that if he manifested the least favor to the Proviso by what he said in 184s, he must have hern in that state described in Iloly Writ, where it is said, " Wine is a mocker, strong drink is racing"?he was not himself The people?many of them, at least?have mistaken Mr. Webster. To suppose that his opinions were ever on the side of Freedom?to suppose that he ever drew one full inspiration of generous liberty?to suppose that hia veins were ever warmed by one pulsation of a conviction of human equality?is to mistake the man. S> far from his being inconsistent, his late speech fully accords with the opinions with which he commenced his career of statesmanship, as avowed ou an important occasion, and at a time when he was entering into the prime of manhood In I8t?0, Webster w.m, I believe, rwenty-ei ftht years of age, and a member ot the Constitutional fuUciwCat X WitJ tjj.'j tion of Massachusetts. In that body, the fundamental principles of human liberty were discussed such as? 1. Universal suffrage. 2. The support of religion by taxation L! Whether Government is fouuded on Property or Manhood. 1. On the proposition to limit the exercise of the right of suffrage to property-holders, Mr. W ehster said: " I shall object to giving up sll pecuniary qualifications, though I would be content with the smallest tax There is a great difference between this and universal suffrage.' lu this is betrayed Mr. Webster's want of faith in Man?his low appreciation of the virtue* and capabilities of his fellows?and his failure to recognise tbo great right of civil equality, even anions " white folks" This is perfectly consistent with his late speech in the Senate. U. As to the support and propagation of religion liy constitutional enforcement, the Constitution of Massachusetts, of lb'20, was an improvement upon that of 17K0. The old Constitution provided for the support of the " Protestant'' religion by a tax on all the property of the Commonwealth, while that of 1S'20 substituted the word "Christian" for that of" Protestant." so as to embrace Catholics! After the Convention had drawn such a heavy draft upon human liberty, Mr. Webster thought they had gone quite | far euough. He said? " The word 1 Protestant' has given place to the word 'Christian,' and the clause enjoining attendance on public worship is struck out. What more is required I Nothing but to make certain the right of going from one society to another of the wuae druomiu <tion. There is no right of oonorciruvc an ??>Thus, Mr. Webster would bind the people by a constitutional obligation to pay taxes to the support of religion, whether they believed in it or not?whether they were opposed to giving money for the propagation of doctrines they deemed erroneous ami pernicious or not! "No right of conscience in the case!" Deists have rights of conscience as other people; and yet Webster so little understood the nature of human rights that he would compel deists to pay money for preaching what they despised. Universalists were not recognised as " Christians "?therefore Webster would reenact the old English law compelling the people to pay a tax to the regular system of religion, and leave them to inaintaiu their own creeds as best tbey oould 1 3. Another proposition was, whether the representatives should be apportioned among the several counties according to the amount of property or according to the number of inhibitants, in on properly or on raaubood. John Adams, then eighty yearn of age, wan a member of this Convention; and when he found democracy (o be in the ancenJant, he rose, as he said, " with fear and trembling," to warn the Convention of the doom to which they were hastening, by placing ao much power in the hands of propcrtyless people. Ilia gray locks quivered with the terror w hich agitated his venerable soul, in view of the wreck of the Government on the quicksands of civil equality. Give equal power to the poor and rich, and the poor, being the more numerous, "would vote us out of our houses.' Webster seemed to agree with John Adams, that property was the true and only source of political power, and its protection ought to be the chief object of Government, as, in the absence of military force, it is its chief support and defence. On this subject, Mr. Webster said? " But, sir, I take the principle to be well established by writers of the greatest authority In the first place, those who have treated of natural law have maintained, as a principle of that law, that aa far aa the object of society is the protection of something in which the members possess unequal shares, it is just that the right of each person, in the common councils, should bear a relation nnd proportion to his interest Such is the sentiment of Grotius. and he refers, in sup|K>rt of it, to several institutions among the ancient States Those authors who have written more particularly on the subject of political institutions, have, unny of them, maintained similar sentimen's. Not, indeed, that every man's KABf aa la . . .< < # VtwArvAwt Sntl n lata VtWAr\. BUUIIPI iW> III 'I mi jritrfK/i iiuu w \I Bi in J/I wperty, hut that, in a general sense. and in a general form, projH-rljf, as inch, should hare itw weight and influence in politicil arrangements Monieti<|ui?u speak* with approbation of the patIj It mm regulation made hjr Hcrviu* Tulliu* by which the people were distributed into elHxaea, according to their property, and the public burden* apportioned to each individual according to the degree of power he poasessed in the Government. ? One of the moat ingenious of political writers is Mr. 11 irriogton. an author not now read as much a* he deserve* It is hi* leading object in his Ocjim to |?r<iTe that power ruiturally awl ntcrtsarily follows jtrojrrty. He maintain* that a Government founded on property ia naturally and legitimately founded , and that a Government founded on a disregard of property is founded in injustice, 1 1- i i.? ?Mil..., ? wnu run uuijr \tr, iimiDiniuni *tj uimm.j iuivc. * It in strange. s,iys Mr. Pope, in one of hi* converaations, that Harrington should be the first man to find oat so evident and demonstrable a truth, as that of property being the true basis and measure of power. In truth, he was not the first. The idea is m old as political apience itself. It may be found in Aristotle, I.ord Huron, Sir Walter Raleigh. and other writers. Harrington, however, seems to be the first writer who has illustrated and eiponnded the principle, and given to it the effect and prominence which juttly belong to it To this irMuit'iU, nr, I nUirtly Offtrf. It eetns to me that, in the absence of military for-*, political power naturally and rt'cnardy goee into the hands which h?hl tlf yrojutrty? 80 much the more necessity, then, of withholding political power from property, and of confiding it excluaively to the whole peopla, without distinction of property. Property is aggressive, and the only mode of guarantying the public welfare is to give the people, poor as well as rich, the whole power. Hut this was thought dangerous ; for, as Webster said, when the poor bsooms numerous, they grow clamorous, and look upon property as their prey and plunder I After thus seeing whet opinions Mr. Webster held in lx.'O, when in all hie youthful freedom and vigor, is it surprising that he should have made hia late speech ' Is not that speech in harmony with his views in 1(90? Has ha not bean a consistent, anti-democrat man distrusting conservative 1 lias he not always supported the nris tocracy?that aristocracy th it would riJe down the people, white or black ; that aristocracy which would make slaves of trhilt people, if it had the power I A man old-fashioned enough to oppose univer I sal suffrage, to enforce contributions for the support of the established church, and to distribute political power according to the amount of property and disregarding the nutnlter of people, is the very man to op|>ose the Proviso, and labor shoulder to shoulder with those who trade in human flesh L. A. Hink. Cincinnati, lsf>0. P. H. The above nuoUtions front Webster, in lS-'O, are front ihe report of the Constitutional Convention, and may also be found in an article I contributed to the Democratic Review for February, 1S IS. 11. For the National Kr* SLAVERY SINFl'L IN ITSELF, AND NONKELI.OWSHIK OK THOSK I'KAUTIUINU IT THE DUTY OK THE CHRISTIAN CHUKCH. No 0. OH J EUTIONS. Oth. There are other portions of Scripture supposed hy man;- to favor the policy of staving in the church to purify it: such as Matt, xiii, 00, " Let the wheat and the tares grow together." W e reply: * 1. If this text means that true Christians ought to stay in a corrupt church, an anti-Christian church, where the controlling influence* sanction immoralities, then Scripture clashes with Scripture: for it will not be disputed for a moment, that in Rev. xviii, I, and other like passages, God commands his people to ootne out from a corrupt church. 2. The text, as used by the objector, would destroy all discipline whatever Such a coue'euc. tion would open the floodgates of vice, pour in upon the church every immorality, and make it the receptacle of drunkards, thieves, liars, udultercrs, and murderers. Vet many, and even ministers of the Gospel, give the text such a construction. 'I. The error of such persons is in using the fi'hl as the church, whereas Christ uses the field to designate the irorbl. See verse 118?"The field is the world'' God had made the world go?l and pure. By the temptations of S,tan. man fell; and at that time, under Sitan's influff.Tt3T , ers. Some of these felt as James and John did? like ending down fire from llcuven to consume the enemy. Christ said, " let the tares and th? wheat grow together"?"let the wicked continue to live in the world, as well as the righteous, Hnd by the example of a pure church, a consistent walk on your part, and the saviug efficacy of my nr.'iHlf tnanv ftf tkouA V ?? 1 "" J " |rci^vu? may UCH.Uverted. If not, at the judgment day I will gather all together,''and 'those that do ini<|uity will 1 oast into a furnace of tire: there shall l?e wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth km the stars in the kingdom of their father" Verses II?-tJ. tlth. Again, it is said, Christ communed?continued fellowship?with Judas, and we rn ?y with equal propriety commune with slaveholders. I. We ask, would the Apostles have continued fellowship with Judas after the overt act, had he survived it? Would you, reader? Would a single denomination, now existing, he willing to retain him in their fellowship, still in heart and jiractic* a " devil," as the Scriptures declare, and as the objector supposes him to he? Is the church the place for known "devils"?having already committal the act of betrayal nnd mimlcr. '2. Ah we cannot see into the hearts of men. Christ gave us a rule that we should judae a tra by is jrvas?judge men by their overt act* ; and gave no rule for excluding any man called brother, unless he is actually guilty of teaching some corrupt doctrirfe, or living in some immoral practice Now, Judas was not doing ii/herot these when Christ communed with him lie was not yet un offender; and as such, neither the civil nor divine law would discipline him. Hence Christ did not. The cose is then no justification to those who are eating with?frllowshlpping?the actual "ucU we are 1 7th Reverting to Scripture again, the objector says: "Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat." 1 Cor, xi, 28. The objector uses this passage to teach that every man is to judge of his own htness to commune or have fellowship in the church ; and that if he eats condemnation to his own soul, it is none of our business The passage is very often bo used in our county, and as a reason, particularly, why we should make no distinction between those who are slaveholders and those who are not. We reply 1 Such a construction would destroy all discipline for any offence whatever. 2. There is not a church, nor, perhaps, a church member, that understands the text as teaching the doctriue assumed by the objector. No one will allow a brother, who has become a gambler, counterfeiter, adulterer, or acknowledged murderer, to have fellowship with them. They will not let such be their own judges. They do discipline such. ;t. The Apostle never intended the words of the text to be so construed. He wrote them for a wholly different iiurnose. as anv man can see bv rending the connection in whioh tbej ere used. The church at Corinth, in imitntion of Pagan rites or ceremonies, out of which they hud just emerged, end with which they were yet daily surrounded, had converted the Eucharist into it Bacchanalian feast?a feast of gluttony and drunkenness. See ver. '.JO? 2-'l They were uot partaking of this feast in a spiritual manner, and for spiritual purposes?not using the emblems simply us a remembrance of what Christ hod done and was still doing for them . but they were partukingof it in a vain, sensual, and most irreverent manner; "not eating the Lord's supper," ver. VJO?" not discerning the Lord's body," ver. .19. Now, to correct this sensual and irreverent miiiin>r of celebrating the Lord's supper, the Apostle penned the teit under consideration ; and not for the purpose of saying that each man should be his own judge, whether he should come to the Lord's table or not. Not for this, but to oorrect an error in this manti'r of celebrating the Eucharist or Lord's supper?as though he hail said, see to it, that when you come to celebrate the Lord's supper, you celebrate it not in this profane, irreverent, and sensual manner. Let a man examine both his motives and bis aots in comiug to or partaking of this ordinance. To coustrue the words of the text as the objector does, would make the Apostle contradict himself, for in a preceding chapter he expressly says, "with drunkards, liars, fornicators, covetous persons, and extortioners, no, not to eat." 8th. Ooes the objector agiin say, "if this lie true, then we must leave the State and the world? go where no slaveholders or extortioners are." VVe reply, the Apostle has answered this objection, and if the objector w is a careful reader, he would have seen it. By the phrase not to eat, as used in I Cor, chap ver 11, the Apostle means that we should not have Christian fellowship? see ver 1 't ?" therefore put away from among yourselves llmt wicked person." In ver. lb, he says he means " not that we should uot have common intercourse with the men of this world," "then we must needs go out of the world." But if .. ....... 11...* .. ? i ? - r : >._ extortioner, with tuck tin our. have no Christian fellowship. Yon mHy exhort him, labor to convince h m of his error, and though you f>A / </<///>/ to him, and desire him to be reclaimed from his error, yet you must obey God and respect his church and hie religion too much to consent that they shall be so lowered and corrupted us to sanction the immorality. For thereby you will destroy the tlaiularJ of ru(Ut and take away the. r-ry jtoirrr to jnirify socuty ; and really do the (rlOTiioinr mi injury, by deceiving him with the idea that sluvehoidtng Is consistent with piety and ultimate salvation. luh Again the objector says The Scriptures teach us to mark them that cause divisions?divisions arc therefore wrong?union is desirable." True, but you do not ijuote all the text. The Apostle says?"Mark them that ciuse divisions contrary to the doctrine ye have learned."?Romans xri, 17. 1. If this text means what the objector desires to tescb, it forbids sny and all separation, even from mystic Babylon, and clashes with that text which says, "Come out of her, my people." It forbids even that the Protestants should have come out from the Roman Catholic church. Uut the objector mutt see better by this time?that bU position prove* too maeh. V. The Apoetle hod a very different object in view from that of condemning those who were coming oat from grow immoralities, to form a pare church. He wished to oondsmn thos? Judaixing teachers of his age, who were making parties for the take of who counted gain a godliness"?who "served their own bellies'? see verse if. The Apostle hail himself come out from the Jewish church, and was establishing a new one, nn<i in other places hid commands I that, ? veu under the new dispensation. we are to withdraw from those that walk disorderly." ;t The Apostle hiving taught Christians to mark them that ciuse divisions contrary to the doctrine they have learned, and himself having taught that it is wrong to eat with the "extorI tioncr," and " manstealere," those who fellowahip | the manstealer and the extortioner are the persons composing and k"fnng uy the divisions. ucontrary to the doctrine, he has tuu^ht^ Such persons j are the schismatics, and on them rests the re, sponsibility. The tables are turned. We are in fivor of union, much more than ! now exists We would he in favor of requiring a profession only of those doctrines essential to salvation--making the articles of belief as few as possible, and administer the rite of baptism, lithir by immersion or by sprinkling, as the convert or applicant honestly believes the word of God requires We would not trammel a brother's conscience, especially in non-essentials, in order that he should comply with our view, when, as all admit, there is ground for honest difference of opinion, and that mode is not essential. We are not schismatics, hut in favor of the most liberal basis which the Bible allows; and every denomination embracing the esseutial doctrines of Christianity could unite with us. And it would be better that they should let go many of their distinctive non-essentials, unite on the esnt 1-1 s, asd present a strong and broad front for truth and righteousness. But to lower the conditions of membership so as to take in the covetous, the idolater, the extortioner, the manstealer. is not charity, but reckless rebellion against God's commands?-corrupts the fuHtlaaxntal priacipl':t of Christianity?opens the H todgates of vie?\ snd tears down the distinction between the church and the world They are the enemies of the church?the schismatics?who do this. J on* G. Fkk. Ciihiu Cttfl', Kentucky. [TO RC COMTINt tn J FOREIGN (-ORRESPONDENTS. Paris, A/ml II, IK'S). To ih? Editor of thr Xtitioiml E>a: Languor and indecision are now reigning at Paris The ConserT.itire majority il t"ar Assembly are unwilling to strike down the popular lib1 rnit's irriAustA'tVty Awbore an would be a prompt answer of the people. Thus, the bill placing the nomination of the mayors in the hands of the President, the bill giring the Administration the right to disperse or forbid any political meeting, the bill for the destruction of the liberty of the press, all lie tranquil in the Committee rooms. After the election, they will ho resuscitated, and, perhaps, enacted into laws. The moral power of the last rote of the people of Paris has shaken the courage of the tiuiid majority. They now profess a supreme derotion to the Republic. The legislatire club of the Rue Richelieu, composed of Royalists of ull colors has resolved to hoist .the banner of the Republic for the time being. The Conservatives are discouraged, and begin to think of being more democratic. Kven M.Thiers is now willing to see M.Dufaurc made Minister You remember the couplet Wlivutlie Devil was sick, the Devil a **int would be; When the Devil wAe well, the devil a saint was he ' Which means, that if the approaching election at Paris should give a majority in favor of the Conservatives, we shall see this sick party filled with new life and vigor, and ready to attack and crush not only its enemies, but the Constitution, as soon as that may be practicable The present republican pretensions of the Royalists iu the A-seiubly are satirized aud exposed by some of their owu papers. La Putrie reminds inem uiai cowaraiee is always tue precursor or defeat. Most of their organs, however, take Tory ii.. t iu. ??sr nint nrp n?-odigral of profusions of respect to the laws and Constitution. All that persuasion, menaces, and arguments, c m do, is done in order to effect a separation between the bourgeoisie und the operatives. The meetings of the Socialists are caricatured, misrepresented, and slandered ; the most abominable seutimcnts are put into the mouths of the orators, who are made to chant, in every tone, the praises of pillage and the guillotine. It is useless to Bay that these aocouuts are fabricated out of whole cloth. The meetings are held in the presence of police officersAny word which could give the least possible pretext to the Government, would occasion the immediate arrest of the orator. The tone of the Socialist journals is moderate and reserved, while that of mAny of their enemies is seditious, violent, and revolutionary. Hut the fact which shows more clearly than any other the spirit of conciliation abroad in the Socialist party, is the intcution to nominate as their candidate the venerable Dupont, (de l'Eure ) formerly President of the Provisory Government, an l one of the founders of the Republic. Calumny has never bluckeuud his name; for, in a long political, judicial, an<l rninisterial career, bin name has been synonymous with moJcration and probity. The versatile and talented editor of Im Prt.str, M. de Girardin, annouueed himself as candidate immediately after tho option of M Vidal for the Rhine department. 11 is recent services to tho democracy have certainly been great, but his past career otFors too many examples of changes to permit the democracy to have full faith in him. Resides, he holds one principle which is essentially anti-republican, lie says that the majority has a right to adopt any government it may think proper, and that were the majority to vote for an absolute monarchy, he should think himself bound to assist in the recstablishment of that form of government. This doctrine, too common among American democrats, assumes that the individual has no rights whatever, but that society has nil. It is the Socialism of M. Louis Rlanc, who would annihilate the man and aggrandize the mass. How different is the American doctrine of righu inherent to humanity, of rights which the manoannot alienate if he would, and of which others cannot deprive him without crime. Girardin ssya that other people, who wish to he slaves to an alwolute master, have the right to force me to become on*, too; the American declaration asserts that they are criminal, not only in robbing me of my freedom, hut in wishing to alienate their own*?and 1 that any contract for this purpose would he void Girardln's doctrine is the Catholic one, the Socialist one. that a man has a right to put another or others between himself ami God, un interpreter and director; the American is the republican and Protestant doctrine, that, as every una is directly and personally accountable for himself, no one has a right to subject himself to the arbitrary control of another?no inan can serve two masters. M. Girardln's republicanism has this dark spot on it, and, although in all other respects he is evidently the man lor the hour, his candidature will probably give way to that of l)u|iont dc i'Kure. Mr G. holds about the same relative position to monarchy that Mr. Greeley holds to slavery?attacking It very vigorously, but Interposing no objection to the people's establishing it for themselves. M. Dupont may be oompared to Mr. Chase?both attack tho evil as a crime, let it be committed by whom it may, people or rulers, and keep themselves clear of all oomplioity in it. The people of Paris, being thoroughly devoted to the Republic, object to M. Girardin Ibis defect in his philosophy on a point which has, by the progress of public sentiment, become almost an abstract one. They will lay him on the shelf? the proper plsce in the present age for every politician who does not consider the rights of society to end where the rights of the individual commence. The Conservative party here, as well as elsewhere, dees not trouble itself abont the symmetry and harmony of a man's opinions, but about his availability. |t h?s nominated M. FernanJ Foy a* it* candidate. He 5* tie son of General Foy distinguished under Louis Philippe for hi* liberalism and his hostility to the doctrine of Divine right. Hence the Legitimists refuse to support him, and the Conserv e ire* scarcely hope for the victory. In their deHt>Hir they hare taken to I threats. President Bonaparte's Sunday paper, j // \<ij>ol-on, says that if the bourgeoisie do rote for the Socialist candidate, the electoral liw will , be amended so as to preveut such deplorable rti suits, and invites theui to choose between a Socialist candidate and the law. This language shows the de-pair of the gentlemen who pa-s their time in the President's ante-chambers plotting the re-toration of an empire, with pretty titles for themselves. The same paper advocates n!*o a revision of the Constitution, and promises to give its opinion on the different amendment* i proposed, provided always the discussion be oon| tinued in a proper spirit. This recommendation by the President throws some light on his speech delivered on the same day to the General Council of Agriculture. Several passages were stra*ig? enough: "Four years ago," eaiJ the President "you were in possession of tranquility and security, And could study how to ameliorate the condition of the country.' lie then assured the in that it was time to build up agaiu the institutions shaken down hy the "general disorder" which took place in IMS, and reconstruct a strong Gov ernment. able to look over the interests of the people, iiy these sud similar expressions, M Bonaparte continues to keep alive the uncertainty in the public mind. Men hesitate whether to pronounce hiui an obstinate and stupid person, or an ambitious conspirator. A day or two after the threat in the President's paper, one of his friends and intim ites, Colonel faspiussse, laid a resolution before the Assembly, or rather a bill, for the neutralisation of the evil of suffrngc. This project provides that no person shall vote, utile-s he has resided two years tu the commune, and is engaged actively in some commercial. agricultural, or nianufnctnriug business. he ijutyl /'niluce i^ertjficjti: from tits tmptoyer, that he^has *mwitti* out interruption, in the same shop. Beggars, and persona without fixed residence to be excludtd, [ as also all persons condemned by the police or criminal court, or by a Dolitioal court The vote of the army to be mixed with that of the people, mo that it i*ttinot be distinguished. All elections to he null if no candidate receive* the majority of all the vote* given And to render the bill ridiculous, a punishment is provided for not votiug? for the tirst offence, a fine of from five to ten per cent, on the amount of tines paid by the offender , for the second, a fine of from ten to fifteen per cent, on the same sum ; and for the third, loss of all civil and political rights for a space of time not less than two nor more than five years ! I iere is a conservative run mad for you. And yet he comes directly from the Elysf e National. M l'onaparte lets fiy the shaft without showing his hand. The weapon will wouud his own friends, no matter where it may fall. The Government pursues unremittingly its war on the poor teachers of primary schools More than four thousand hive already been turned out of employ on account of their politi cal opinions, and theory is still, " Lay on, Macduff!" A committee of representatives has been formed for the purpose of receiving contributions for the temporary maintenance of these poor wretches; hut this committee is treated by the Government as factious and disposed to foment conspiracies. The persecution now raging in France for opinion's sake would not discredit the happy days of Louis XIV. Fortunately, there are now no Uttrrt dr. cachrt or Mast ile The rtewspaper called La I 'on du Prujde is to be killed off as soon as possible by fines, and the irn ) prisonment of its publishers and editors. It has iieeu aeixed, at the l'ost Ottioe, three times during the last two weeks?once for a philosophical article on Latholictsm, once iur nu n.m.i, ?? .u, budget, nnd once for a review of the foreigu politics of the day. 1 have read the objectionable articles, und cannot see what plausible pretext they afford to this ticklish and sensitive Govern meut. Mut the remark of some I'rocureur Gen eral, "Give me four lines written on politics by nnv man. and I emraiie to han* him." is solid morality for the present administration The French indictments arc loose enough, leaving ev erything to the cuprioe of the jury. The fabulous Mississippi indictment for " kickiug up a d?d fuss generally," is no fable here Ouo count in the indictment of Li Voir du Pmpte is for " publishing an article tending to excite the people to dislike the Government." One of these articles was in relation to the budget of 1951 just presented by M. Fould, the Jewish banker and present Minister of Finance This promptness is very praiseworthy in M Fould, his predecessors baring set him the example of waiting until the commencement of the year before presenting the budget. That of 1850 is not jenroled. M Fould professes, in this great financial, to restore the equilibrium between the receipts and expenses, lesving, indeed, a balance in favorof the former of more than eight milliona , to diminish the tax on landed property ; to lessen the stamp tax on mortgages, and to restrain within proper limits the Hosting debt. The budget of 1*50 amounts to fourteen hundred and twenty-seven millions, that of 1851 to twelve hundred and eighty-four millions, being a reduction of one hundred and forty-three millions This is sn advance toward the proper standard, but still the plan of the budgets of Louis Phil ippe is kept up To make up the receipts, it is proposed to sell most of the forests and landed property belonging to the (State, which would yield more than fifty millions The comments on this part of the budget by />/ loir du Peupif were the immediate pretext of one of the seizures The discussion of the budget of 1850 has occupied much of the time of the Assembly Kach Minister defended the abuses of his own department from the attacks of the committee of retrenchment. The occupants of the tribunes had a good opportunity to scrutinize the personal appearance of the great men who govern France, from M. Parien, who, with his black eyes and hair, and swarthy complexion, looks ns if he had just sprung from noma wall-sooted stovepipe, to Gen IVilitutpoiil, who in an white mi if he hud the I hahit of living >t> 11 nieal barrel. Kvfrybody said many good thing* about reform and economy. but no serious change ha* yet ben effected in thin sense?a great many whittling* here and there, no outting at the very heart of the evil The bill proponed by the Government, providing for the transportation of political convict* to the Marquesas inlands, was the Oceanian of one of the most eloquent disenurso* ever uttered Victor Hugo waa the orator. Ilia speech has been struck off in an edition of 100,000 copies, snd will he distributed through all Prance. It ia an eloquent protest of a humane man, against the lingering death reserved, in a distant island, in priaon, for the writer* and politicians who may fall under the displeasure of the Government For some days past, the Chamber ha* been discus*ing the bill for conferring on a private company certain monopolies and privileges, and guarantying it an interest of five per cent, for it* money, provided it will undertake to build the railroad from Paris to Avignon. Tbla hill revIvom the corruption nnil speculation in Govern mcnt favors which *o disgraced the last years of the reign of Louis Philippe. Kverybody was surprised to see M. I.nuartiue come forward hh ii? sdvoeate Itnppmrs that oertnin conversations with M Rothschild hate altogether converted M Lainartine in regard to M. Lamar tine, one i* always inclined to Mk the question or the sailor blown up by an eiploelon at a conjurors exhibition, " What will he do next 7" lie is a political didapper, that Is always coining up to the surface in the most unexpected places. Nobody expected him to appear on the Atignon railroad, bat M. Cremieax was ready for him, and gate him a shot which ruffled hie feathers The Assembly has bad time to annul seteral socialist elections, and ratify all of the majority party. This is done with a cool disregard of principle which would make tho fortune of an American Congressman. A new election Is to take place on the Rhine on the ?Ntb, although the socialists had e majority at the last of more than 16,000 The cleotion in the department of the I taut Rhine baa been confirmed, although the conservative majority was hut 1H8, and proof waa offered that more than U,000 illegal votes had been given. The eity of Rouen has been thrown into disorder by mb arbitrary act of the prefeot, who took the responsibility of forbidding, at a late hour, the representation of the WiwTrrisj,' Jtte, a dre~ ~ - r .