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"We will clio to S pe Pillars of the Temple of o, Lberties, and iR it must fal2, w1 WV. F. D1URISOE SON, Proprietors. bI)Uj!1tlLJ) SC ., MARCUH 21,985 O.I~.O 0 SPRING. Spring is comng-Spring is coming! With her sunshine and her shower ; Heaven is ringing with the singing Of the birds in brake and bower; Buds are filling, leaves are swelling, Flowers on field and bloom on tree; O'er the earth, and air, and ocean, Nature holds her jubilee. Sort then stealing comit feeling O'er my bosom tenderly; Sweetly I ponder, as I wonder, For my musings are of thee. Spring is coming-Spring is coming! With her mornings fresh and light; -With her noons of cliequered glory, Sky of b!ue, and -clouds of white. 'Caln grey night fials. when the light falls From the tar bespangled sky, 'While the splendor, pale and tender, -Ohe young moon gleams on high. 'Still at morn, at noon, at even, $pring is full of joy for me, For I ponder as I wonder, And my musingsare of thee. Still on thee my thoughts are dwelling, Whatsoc'er thy name my be; Beautiful, beyond words, ttlling, Is thy presence unto me. Morning's breaking, finds thee waking Wandering in the breeze's flight ; Noontide's g!ory mantles o'er thee In a shower of sunny light. Daylight dying leaves thee lying In the silvery twlight ray; Stars look brightly on thee nightly Till the coming of the day. Everywhere and every minute, Feel I near thee, lovely one; In tle lark and in the linnet, I can hear thy joyous t'nt-. Bud and b:ooming iark tile coming Of thy feet o'er vale and hi:; And thy presence, with lifes e setnce, Makes the forest's heart to fill. Low before thee, I adore thee, Love creative, thee I sng; Now I meet thee, and I grcet thee By the holy name or :-i ing ! THE UNKNOWN GUEST. O.v pleasant evening in the month of June, in the year 17-, a man was observed enmering the borders of -a wood, near the Hudson River, his appearance tha't of a person above the common rank. The in habitants 6f a country village would have dig itied him with the title of "squire," and fron his manners pronouecd him proud but those more accustomed to society, would inform you, that there %%as something like a military air about him. H is horse panted as if it had been hard pushed for some niles; yet, fron the owner's fregnent stops to caress the patient animal, he could not be charged with want of humanity, but seemed to he actuated by some urgent lcessity. The rider forsaking a good road for a )e-path leading through the woods, indicated a .desire to avuidt the gaze of other travellers. He had not left the hiouse where lhe inquired 'the direction of the ab~ove menitioned path, before the quietude of the pla:ce was broken by the noise of dlistant thunder. Hie was soon after obliged to disntmit, travelling becoming dangerous as dlarktness concealed surrounding objects, except when the ligitn ing flash afforded him a momentary view of .his situattio~n. A peal louded and of longer duratioti than any of the preceding, which nlow burst over his head, seeming as if it .would rend the woods asunder, was quickly riollowed by a heavy fidl of rain that pene. r trated the clothes of the stratnger ore lie , ould obtain the shelter of a large oak which z..tood at a little distantce. Almost exhausted with thme labors of the -day, he was aboutt making such disposition of the saddle and his over-coat, as would e~nable him to pass the night with what com. t4ort circumstances wvould admit, when Ite *espied a light glimmering through the trees. Animated wvith the hope of better lodgings, ~he determined to proceed. The more oh. stcles the farther lie advanced, the soil hbe ing comoJsed of clay, which the rain had -rendered so soft that his feet slipped at every step. By the utmost perseverance, this ditli culty was finally over~comei without any accident, and lie had the pleasure of finding .himself in front of a decent looking farm house. The watch-dog began barking. wvhich brought the owner of the mansion to the door. " Who is there ?" said he. " A friend who has lost his wvay, and in search of a place of shelter," wsas the an swer. " Come in, sir," added the speaker, " and whatever my house will afford, you shall .have with wvelcome," "I mtust provide for the weary companion ,of my jour-ney," remarked the other. But the former undertook the task, and .after conducting the new-coiner into a room where his wife was seated1, he led the horse .to a well-stored barit, antd there provided for 'him most bountilully. On rejoining the traveller, he obser-vetd, " That is a noble ani mnal of yours, sir." "Yes," was the reply, " and I am sorry that I was obliged ton misuse him so as to make it necessary to give y-ou so much trou ble with the care of him ; buat I have to thank you for your kindness to both of us." " I (lid no more than tmy duty, sir," said the entertainer, "and therefore am entitled to nmo thatnks. But Susan," added he, turtn ing to the hostess, n ith a half rep~roachll look, " why have you not given the getntle man somtething to eat ?" Fear had prevetnted thle good woman fronm exercising a well-knownt benevolence; for a robbery had been comnmitted by a lawless b~a or depredators, but a few weeks before, in that neighborhood, and as a report stated that the ruffians were all well dressed, her imagination suggested that this man might be one of them. At her husband's remonstrance, she now readily engaged in repairing her error, by preparing a splendid repait. During the meal there was much interesting conversa. tion among the three. As soon as the wor thy countr3 man perceived that his guest had satisfied his appetite, he informed him that it was now the hour at which the family usu alfv performed their devotions, inviting him at the same time to be present. The invita. tion was accepted in these words. "It would afford me the greatest pleasure to commune with my Heavenly Preserver, after the events of the day; such exercises prepare us for the repose which we seek in sleep." The host now reached the Bible fr<,m the shelf, and after reading a chapter and sing ing, concluded . the whole with a fervent paryer ; then, lighting a pine knot, conducted the person lie had entertained to his chamber, wishing him a good night's rest, and retired to an adjoining apartient. - John," w hispered the woman, " that is a good gentleman, and not of the high way. imen, as I supposed." "Yes, Susan," said he, " I like him bet. ter for thinking of his God, than all his kind inquiries after our welfare. I wish our Pe. ter had been at .home from the army, if it was only to hear this good man talk ; I am E sure Washington himself could not say more for his country, nor give a better histo. t ry of the hardships endured by our brave soldiers." - " Who knows now," inquired the wife, but it may be'himself after all, my dear; for z they do say he travels just so all alone, f sometimes. Hark ! what's that?" t The sound of a voice came from the b hamber of their guest, who was now engag. < ed in his private religious worship. After s thanking the Creator for his many mercies, v and asking a blessing on the inhabitants of the house, he continued, " And now, Alinigh. ty Father, if it be thy holy will, that we shall e btain a place and name among the nations of1 Ihe earth, grant that we may be enabled to ;how our gratitude for thy goodness, by our endeavors to fear and obey thee. Bless us < with wisdom in our council, success in bat. I le, and let ou victories be tempered iith v mumanity. Endow, also, our enemies with a nliglitened minds, that they may become d ;eiisible of their injustice, and willing to i estore liberty and peace. Grant the peti. ion of tly servant, for the sake of Him C hou hast called.the beloved Son ; neverthe- I' ess, not m1y will, hut thine be done. Amen." l The next morning the traveller, declinirng J lie pressing solicitation to) breakfast with his ost, derlnied it was necessary for him to t xross the river inmediatelv ; at the same I ime offering part of' his purse as a com apen. f ation for what lie had received which was n eJused. v " Well, sir," continued lie, " since you i ill not permit me to recompense yon for t our trouble, it is just that I should inform d *()u on whom vou have conferred so many a bligations, and also add to them, by request. I g your assistance in crossing the river. I e iad been out yesterday, endeavoring to i >btain some information respecting our ene. I ny, and being alone, ventured too far from A he camp. On my return, I was surprised >y a foraging party, and only escaped by iv know ledge of the roads, anid the fleet. li iss of my horse. My name is George f Washington." - c Surpiise kept the listetder silent for a mo nent ; then, after successfully repeating the 'ivitation to partake of some refreshment, e xc hastened to call two negroes with whoset ssistance lie placed the horse on a smalli al, of rimbher that was lyinig in the r'iver, s ear the door, and sooni conveyed the Gen- in ~rah to the opposite side of th.e river, where e left him to pursue his way to the camp, wishing him a safe and prosperous journey. Du his return to the house, lhe found that while lie w'as engaged in making prepara tions for conveyinig the horse across the river, tiis illustrious visitor had persuaded his wile to aiccepit a to'ken of' reomembrance, uichi the famiily are proud of exhibiting to his day. TIhe abov'e is only one of the hazards encountered by this truly great patriot, for the purpose of transmiitting to posterity the treasureS wea now enjoy. Let us acknowvl edge the benefits received, by our endeavors to preserve them in their purity, and keelpingI in renmembrance the great Source wvhence these blessiuigs flow, wve may be enabled to render our namnes worthy ol being enrolled I with that of the Father of' his county. THlE CRADLE AWVY UP iN TIlE GARRET. Br M. oUisa currTwooD. I'r was ani old fashioned little cradle. The proud daughter-in-lawv would scorn to have it in the nursery. Her children sleep in daitty cribs ; and the relic of olden times is pushed into a darkened corner, awvay up in the garret. It is a quiet autumnal day : such days are full of memories ; and the old grandmother is thinkitig, thitiking. She arises, at length, and totters up, anid up, the lolty flights of stairs; she passes through the elegant rooms ; she gains the garret, and( sinks downt beside that unsightly cradle; atnd bows her tretmblintg head over it, as iif watch ing the slumbers of' a babe. That little old garret, with one long beam of suinlighit streaming from the high windbw ; and the spider webs wvoven over the rafters; and one cricket, singing .lonesomely from sonme si' lent corner, is a good place to dlreamo. Memory is unfolding picture after picture, for the grandmnother to look upon. She sees a cabin home. It is in the fitish sutimner time ; there are green boughs in thme fire place, and around the clockt, and over the miantel b'oard. Tlhere are short, whiite, mtslitn curtains, drawnt partially across, the windows. There are two beds, w"ithi a ha-. reau betweeti, statnding in the eastern part of the room ; arid a little stand, with the bible and hytmn.hook upon its white fringed cover, beneath the little looking glass. There i:. cp.ba, w.ih ;its brightly, polishedrl >ewter, and the pine table, scoured by ner )wn hands. And she is sitting by the win low, her foot gently touching that same lear little cradle ; and ier eyes, lifted from ier sewing, now and then, to see if that dear luAhand, on whose love her heart rests, is :nming. How deliciously her henit is .stir -ed to the music of sweet thoughts. It is ier flrat-born, her darling Johnny, sleeping n the cradle. Never yet have his dewy, ose'bud lips murmured " mother ;" his dim. >ed arifs clasp her neck ; his velvet cheek iestles against her breast, his clear blue -yes look lovingly into her own. She is the nother again, as memory paints that sweet aby face. She hears the bees humming in he little bed of pinks, below the window. ihe sees the shadow-leaves of the Virginia retpers, playing upon the grass, in the sun ight, as the breeze stirs the long clazping irnis that cling about the rough logs. She hears the rivulet's ripple as it winds hrough mossy'spots, and laves the roots of he old sycamore, whose shadows fall upon ief roof. She hears the birds singing, away >fl in the woodlands. She sees, oh! best tf ill, her dear husband coming home from his laily labor. His step is on the sill, his mer -y voice speaks her name, and then little ohnny is clasped to his heart. Another picture. She is a little older ow. It is winter; there are drifts of snow m the eaves; it. d, as far as the eye can ook, one unbroken mass of snow. She ears the winds moan through the sycamore. 'he flowers are dead ; the rivulet frozen; lie bEds silent. But there is a bright fire in the hearth, aid the cabin home warm vith its crimson light. Johnny is playing vith father; and a baby girl, the little Liz. ie, is in the cradle ; fragile, delicate, beauti. ul ; she has dark eyes, like her mother's only hey wear a sadder, softer look, and her aby's smile seems sad also ; her hands are lasped and thrown aiove tier head, and she miles in-her sleep, as if the angels were rispering to her. Another picture. It is in the May month, nd all out of doors is so beautiful. Flow rs and birds in the woodland ; joy-music ev rywhere. Every where? No, there is sadness i the cabin home. There is another babe i the cradle. It is robust, and the blood f health flows through its veins. It is Char e. Why are they sad then ? Johnny sits, ith his faee hidden in his mother's bosomn, nd she is sobbing. Under the front win. ow is something coveted with white. ?The eighlbor women are moving noiselessly uot, speaking but little. Li:zie is hi tier gai. There is an empty g.-ave waiting >r its victim, right up oil the hill, whpre utteroups dot the grass. Dea- little Lizzie ! oy that the angels took thee home so early. Another picture. Johnny has growIn up ) nearly manhood. Charlie is a stout, ierry boy, and there are others about the re-side. he mother is a good deal older ow. Her hair is streaked a little with sil. er tier brow furrowed ; and her cheek very ided. There are fair daughters and sons, ut have been born *unto her since Lizzie ied.' Grace, with her dazzligg blue eyes id golden hair. Mary, with sad dark eyes, ke tier dead sister. Annie, with her lips I ver dewv 'with love and joy. Reginald, ,-ith eyes and brow so like his father's, and I houis, the youngest, the pet and the darling. Mu umnbroken fit ily ; but not fur lonig. Aioth'er picture. She is a widow now. ler beloved sleeps with little Lizzie. God nows how bereft ste is ; to Him she Ioks 2r balmi ; to IHimt she prtays for her dlear ildreni, and miost of all for Reginald-the roud, the passionate, wilful ieginiald. Alt, ie mother's heart ! Hlow it goes with her! hildren. How it would bear every panng, mtt they might be saved. Yet, how often ;is torn, crushed, bnoken, by those she hnas hetred in tier b~osom ! God pity thu lther whose heart thus beats agaitnst borns! Another picture. 0 God, have pity ! Fhe hotisehotd atter is almost desolate. ears have gone by-sad years. No wvon. her the ptalsied hand tretnbles, as it clasps he eradle, No wonider tears fall where unny heads once nestled. No wonider the dtd gradmothier cries out, " Fatther, have tery !"' for she feels the neced of strength nd love. Johinnty is still with her ; he is ~rowing wealthy. Mary is in the grave, tricken in early wvomnanhood, when life eemed so bright. Beautiful Grace is gone, he knows not whither. Beauty, to tier, vas a curse, and site fled to a distant land ith one fascinatinig as the serpent, but al endy wedded. Anntie joitned her fortunes o one, alas ! unwor-thy ; and died, far from ter mother's home, of a brokeni heart. Regi ald wvent into the gay world-was temnpte~d -was lost !-anid the grave of the drunkard mtd bauchee closes over his bright head. ouis, the pet, the youngest, is winning iimselfa name beneath Italian skies; the >eautiful life of the poetpainter is his owvn, d his tace is inspired, almost, by the beau. ifu associations about him. Over the oceani to his mother's prayers often go to him. Another picture-Ott no ! it is too real. rhe old garret-the to-day-the empty era io. Shte is living with Johnny, in his cost y time. She is considlered an initruder bty ie daughte'r-in-la w ; and tier son-her Jlohn iy-the first-born, whtomn she has watched ver and cradled Ott tier breast, and loved so, mvs: "Mother is getting to be quite troubile lome ; she is grov.itig childish." The desolate old grandmother knows this, nd longs for the grave. She tins outlived dl that makes life attractive. God compass hat weary, abniost worn-out heart, with I his ove, anid take her hiomo to His " Ilouse of' nany mnansions"-Arthur's Home Matg O07 AN editor biecatte martial, atnd wvas ~reated captaiti. Otn parade instead of, " two aces in front-advatice," tie unconisi nusly exclaimed, " Cashi-twvo doilars a year im idvance." CmEA-A man has been fmned one cent for shooting a newvspaper editor in Texas. We hope the price ranges higher in this YOUTFIUD BREAMS. Youth is the time to dream. The young man looks forward with hope to the bright ness of the future. The young maiden whose soul is purity and innocence, gazes forward from the threshhold of her buddirg affections to the great tealities of existence. She paints a lover alT manliness, love and beauty, all virtue and true nobility of char. aeter. Even now, in the vividness of her ideal, ehe loves, worships the bright being, whom, poor, blushing girl we are afraid she will never find. She pictures the bridal day with its mingling joys. How fondly her lover looks upon her'.-and how earnestly lie promises to love, cherish and protect her, till death severs the golden knot.-Then she imagines the home that will smile blessings under her festering guardainship. She dreams iow fondly her husband will love her. How fondly she will love her husband-how mooth and unruffled Will be the current of their daily joys! Trusting girl she m.mkes no allowance (or ramily jars, none for washing days or tight. iess in the money market. She wonders in ier simplicity that men have ever quarreled with their wives, or wives with their hus. )ands. She will have. none of it. If she iad painted the scene for Paradise it could ot have been more harmonious. Thus she freams, but the reality, alas! is often a sad 1omamentary on the folly of dreaming. GEMS OF IOUGIIT. Abundance is a trotible, but competency rings delight. A burden which one-chooses is not felt. A man had better be poisoned in his blood han in his principles. - A careless watch invites a vigilant foe. A virtuous mind in a fair body is like a ine picture in a good light. Acquire honesty, seek humility, practice conomny, love fidelity. A chaste eye exiles licentious looks. A gainst fortune, oppose courage; against assion, reason. A man that breaks his word bids others )e false to him. A good cause makes a stout heart and a trong arm. DYiNG WORDS oF NAFOLEoN AND JosE untE.-The dying hours lingered slowly way, during which im'rticulate words were ceasionally heard frour the lips of the illus rious sufferer. "wAKl .. thQught," says iontholon, " that I distinguished the uncon eeted words, "French-army-head of the i) any-Josephine.." This was at six o'clock n the morning. During the rest of the day, ntil six in the evening, he was lying upon mis back, with his right hand out of the bed, 11d his eyes fi.%ed, seemingly absorbed in leep meditation, and without any appear inme of suffering. A- pleasant and placid *xpression was spread over his features, as f lie were sweetly sleeping. A dark and tempestuous night succeeded ho stormy day. I he gale, with increasing urv, swept the oeban and the black rocks, mid wailed as mournful a dirge as could fall m mortal ears. The very island seemed to hake before the gigantic billows, hurled g:inst its craggy cliffs by the spirit of the turm. In the midnight darkness of that errifie elenmental war the spirit of Napoleon msed the earthly yail, and entered the dread mknown. " Isle of Elba --Napoleon," wero the last vords of the gentle and loving Josephine. ' France-thec army-Josephine," were the ist images which lingered mn the heart, and he last words which trembled upon the lips if the dying Emperor. A FACT FOlR TilE TIMES. A worthy gentleman, now deceased, but ormnerly a valued citizen and sagacious coun ry merchant of our District, who bad sold ut (umder Judgments in his favor) the little 'rms of many a poor man in his neighbor iod, declared a le w years before his death, to friend of ours, that he had been too hard on he por with reference to his own pecunia 'y gain, lHe said he had not a doubt, but hmat he would have been better off, as to >roperty, himaself, if he had delt more lenient y towards his debtors. He proceeded to exphin, that if, instead of selling out his oor neighbor's land, to pay the account the oor neighbor had contracted with his store, e had indulged these neighbors and given hem time to pay, as they might be able, :hey could have worked along paying a lit. l at a time, and conttinuing to trade wvith min. But by pushing them for their little .ehts, ho had caused them to be sold out, nid that in very tmany cases, in order to try to save his debt, he would bid off their land. n this way, while he accumulated on his ands a vast body of land, that he could not turn to any profit, he lost by removals, so many of his neighbors, that his meroantile business was so seriously curtailed, that he wis an actual loser by the operation. Such was the experience of one who had few sn periors in practical wisdom, and whom the world called sagacious and shrewd. [-is experience as related by himself, not many years before his'death, to a friendi of ours, who related it to us, is full of wisdom, that migat be heeded to advantage by some at the present dlay.-Spartanburg Spartan. Mas. PARlT[NGToN AND THlE KNOW. Nourxos.-Mrs. Partington thus rebukes her promising heir, Ike, for professing to be a Know- Nothing. " You poor child, you may not know so much as some, but you ainmt man idiom nuther' and although it's alwvays well to be humble, and1( not pr-etend to knowv things whenm yonu don't, it isn't well to go round bragging about know nothing and proving yourself a fool, when folks don't suspect it. You'll find enough to do it without you." CONGREss is abottt erecting a, Lunatic Asylum in Washington, We know of no place that stands more in, need of such an inistitutim. TilE LATE ADRAL PRICE AND TIlE SAUCY JACK. A late San Francisco paper says: " The obituaries in the late English papers contain notices of the life and services of this officer on the Southern Coast of the United States during the last war with Great Britain. Admiral Price, in cruising up and down the Southern waters, met in his raids on our commerce, off the Carolinas and Georgia, with the celebrated American pri vateer, the Saucy Jack. This vessel was fitted out in Charleston, South Carolina, and was owned by Messrs. Everhard & Co., of that city. In a vessel Price commanded he was fallen in with by the Saucy Jack, under the command of Captain Alexander Taylor, or Captain Thomas Jervey, from the above port. The privateer was armed, we believe, with some ten guns, and manned with over eighty Carolina and Yankee sailors. The English vessel was said to be of much supe. *rior force, but the American vessel, nothing daunted, unhesitatingly engaged her, and had a close and desperate conflict with her antagonist. The action was honorably men tioned by the Government authorities at Washington and some of the histories of the last war, and is still fresh in the recollection of the old sailors of Baltimore, Charleston and Savannah. The Saucy Jack was one of the most successful privateers of the last war, and is said to have made immense sums of money for her owners only. In a cruise under the command of Captain Taylor, she recaptured from a British prize a French vessel filled with fine paraphernalia and costly wines and merchandize, for the Royal Court of his Sabel Majesty, King Christophe, at Cape Haytien. The prize was brought into Char. leston, and the cargo, consisting of many articles in great demand, at war prices sold for large sum of money. Both Captain Jer. vey and Captain Taylor afterwards received appointments in the Custom House of Char. leston, under the Administration of that just and true patriot, James Monroe-the man who made an offer of his whole estate to his country when in her extremities for fuuds. Such a man could not and did not die rich, as one bright Fourth- of July plainly showed. Captain Taylor's family still live in his native place of Charleston. He died from the ef. fects of a wound by a cable, in 1823. Cap tain Jervey was afterwards appointed Cap tain of the Port, or Naval officer, at Char leston, where he died, we believe, about 1844-leaving a character in every way dis tinguished as the Sailors' Friend and an old. fashioned Carolina gentleman of a true, lib eral and Christian hearL His descendants still livein Charleston. The old Captain, like his "companion, Taylor, died without any extra quantity of the world's riches. Taylor died poor, as open-handed sailors never fail to do-witness old Truxton and hundreds of other Ancients of the Sea. There are doubtless at this time in Califor nia old officers and seamen who know of the fame of the Saucy Jack of Charleston. FOREIGNERS. Now we affirm, says the Richmond En quirer, speaking of the prevalent abuse of foreigners by the new secret party, that the indict.-nent against foreign-born Americans is a grosb and infuinous libel; and we chal lenge proof of the degrading accusations on which they are arraigned before the world. Are they a besotted, ignorant, vulgar crew, as painted by Know Nothing scribblers? For answer, we point to Agassiz, Lieber, and other distinguished savants and literati of foreign birth, who contribute their science and their genius to the glory of America. Are they lazy vagabonds, without stake in the community ?i'The intelligent, industrious amd thrifty tmerchants, of foreign.-birth, in our own cities may answer this interrogato ry. Have they exhibited incapacity or infi delity in discharging the duties of citizenship ? h ave they been lukewarm or treacherous in the hour of trial ? In reply to this question, and in general attestation of the character of our foreign-born fellow-citizens, wve will adduce the authority of one wvhom th,e Know Nothing WVhig press will not undertake to discredit. Hear what Winfield Scott, the late candidate of the Know Nothing WVhig party for the Presidency, affirms of the pa triotism an~d character of our foreign-born population: "You have been pleased, sir, to allude to our adopted citizens. I can say that the Irish, the Germans, the Swviss, the French, the Britons, and other adopted citizens, fought in the same rank, under the same coloms, side by side with native Americans, exhibiting like courag~e and etliciency; unit ing at every victory in the same enthusiastic shouts in honor of our flag and our country. From Vera Cruz to the capital of Mexico there was a generons rivalry in heroic dar ing and brilliant achievements. -Let those who witnessed that career of valor and pa. triotism say, if they can, what race, accord. ing to ntumbers, oontributed most to the gen eral success and glory of the campaign. In the many hard fought battles, there wvas no room for invidious distinction. All pfoc ed themselves the faithful Eons of our belov ed country, and no spectator could fail to dismiss anmy imaginary prejudice he might Ihave entertained as to the comparative mer its of Americans by Lirth and Americans by adoption." And mark, this language was spoken, not in the progress of the canvass, when it might haye been the utmerance of interested mo tive and biased judgment; but before Gen eral Scott was a candidate f or the Presiden cy, and is therefore thme honest anid deliber ate conviction of his mind. It was spoken at ElizaLbethtown, Newv Jersey, immediately after his return from Mexico, in reply to a deputation from the Common Council of New York. Cor.. Rsa f Hallowell, Me., has invent ed a press by which he can print upon atny kind of carpet cloth, any figures and colors. It is all done by machinery, carried by steam, and the colors are struck through by steam, so that they are permanent as those that are wove in. About four square yards can be prite by one press each minute. OUTRAGE UPON AMERIUAS IN NICARAGUA. We have already given an account of some difficulty which occurred at Greytown, (San Juan del Norte,) Nicaragua, in which American citizens were put in peril. It now appears that simultaneously with these trans. actions outrages of even a more serious na. ture were being committed upon American citizens at San Juan del Sur upon the Paci. fic side. The Boston Journal, after giving accounts of various engagements between the revolutionary and government or Chom. oro parties in February, thus details an out. rage on the American Consul: " On the 20th, Col. Xatuch, with 125 men of the government party,.arrived at San Juan del Sur, and found the place deserted by the rebels. The Chomoro flag was placed by him over the guard house. Du ring the afternoon the house of. our Consul, Mr. Priest, was surrounded by Xatuch's men, and one Charley Partridge, an American, who it was said had been connected with the rebels, and who was supposed to be con cealed in the house, was peremptorily de. manded by Xatuch. Partridge not being forthcoming, the house was searched, but no trace of his where. abouts was discovered. Xatuch, in a fli of indignation, then went to Mr. Priest's room, and notwithstanding that gentleman was prostrate upon a bed of sickness, he was in. formed that if he did not give immediate in. formation of Partridge's retreat, in two hours he would be shot. Mr. Priest replied by saying that such a thing was impossible, as he had not seen nor heard of Partridge for some time. But this was not satisfactory to Xatucb. He commanded at once the arrest of Mr. Priest, and had him conducted to the guard. house. He caused the horses and mules of Mr. Priest to be taken and appropriated to his own use; a number of other animals were also taken from foreign subjects. For one hour and a half Mr. Priest was detained a prisoner, at the expiration of which he was allowed to return to his house. In the evening Xatuch issued an order directing the foreigners, Americans, English and French, to assemble, his object being to levy upon them a contribution to the amount of $5,000. Dr. Flint, an American, was appointed to collect the tax. On the morn. ing of the 21st., Dr. Flint waited upon tho foreign residents, but did not succeed in raising the funds. Xatuch, finding that he could not obtain the money from that source, went to Mr. Priest and threatened that if lie did not pro. cure for him the money within two hours he should, besho.L Mr. Priest uld not-" a. the money, auiait th'o eipiratilo . formed Xatuch that he could not and should not raise it. This was on the day of the arrival of the California steamer, and there was much ex citement among the passengers as well as among the foreign residents who had pl.teed themselves under the protection of the American consul. Our informant called At the office of Mr. Priest, and found him wri ting the particulars of this high-handed out. rage to the Department at Washington, and setting forth the imperative necessity for a vessel of war upon that station to protect the interests of Americans. The difficulty had not been adjusted at the time of the departure of our informant, though it was thought that some settlement would be made through the agency of the Transit Company, which had considerable influence over thme natives. On the same (lay (the 21st) a government force arrived at Virgin Bay, (where the pas senigers by the Nicaragua route embark uip. on the lake,) and found that it had been de sorted by the rebels. T1hey planted the standard of the government and when the passengers by the steamer p~assed through much excitement prevailed. Ani American, named Lee, who was supposed to have been connected with the Government party, had been brought in, and was ordered to be shot. The agent of the Transit Company interfered, and, through the agency of the priest, succeeded in procuring the release of Lee, and hurried himn on board the boat. Lee went as far as Greytown, and probably took the New Orleans steamer. The cause of these outrages upon Ameri canis is undoubtedly to be traced to the pre vaiing impression that Col. Kinney's Cen tral American expedition was designed to take service with the rebels, The Philadelphia Ledger publishes an ex tract of a letter from Mr. Priest to his father, which confirms the above. He also says: "The government took possession of may house, and hold their councils in it, and we are all, in lact, treated as though we wvere slaves. 1 have studiously avoided mixing up in their quarrels, but neither this nor my po. sition avail me or the Americans anything." HoN. WV. C. DAwso.-Trhe National Intelligencer says: The presentation of a service of plate, on Tuesday evening, by a number of the citizens of this city, to Sena tor Dawson, of Georgia, is said to have been a very agreeable affair. 'rho present con sisted of a splendid silver pitcher, two gob lets, and a solid silver salver, handsomely finished at the establishment of the Messrs. Galt. The testimonial was made as a small token of the gratitude felt towards the hon orable Senattur for his attention to the affairs of thme District of Columbia, and as an evi dence of their appreciationi of his gentle manly and courteous bearing in all his iper courso with our citizens. T1he sentiment of regret at his leaving the councils of the na tion is universal. Mr. Dawsonm received the company with great cordiality, and acknowl edged the testimmonial in. neat and appropri ate terms, pleading that he had-merely done lisk duty, amnd that he was but the organ ol the Commitee of the District of Columbia. BENTON ON THlE VETO PowER.-H On. Thos. H. r~enton, in conversation with a frienid of ours on Saturday'last, in a very excited manner, said: " if 1 were President of the United States, sir, I would keep be side me a pile of blank vetoes. and as fast as the plundering bills passed Congress I would send in a veto! veto!! veto!-!! sir, snde in a veto." CADETs APPOINT.D BY THE PRESIDENT AT LARGE FOR 1855.-Alexander J. Meln' tosh, of Georgia, son of Capt. McIntosh,' of the Navy. Win. W. MeCreery, of Virginia; father lost in the Grampus, and his uncle in the Albany. John Birdsall, of New York; father died in the service. William H. Marriott,of Maryland; fami. ly distinguised in the military service of tie country. Dudley Riley, son of the late gen. Riley.. Pierce M. Butler, son of the late CoL. Butler, who fell at Churubusco. Frank Huger, son of Col. Huger, united States Army. Charles S. Bowman, son of Capt. Bow. man. Robert W. Mitchell, of Pen'nsylvania. James P. Martin, of Kentucky. THE DEBT OF PENNsYLVANIA.-The Au., ditor General and the State Treasurer of. Pennsylvania have recently, in obedience to a request from the Legislature, compiled a statement showing the debts of the State di' the first days of January, 1855, and 18519" respectively; and from this compilation it appears that the debt is now larger than it was four years ago. On January 1, 1855,. the debts was $40,985,145, on January 1, 1851, it was $40,224,287, showing .an in. crease since that time of $760,908. STATE ACTIoN.-We quote, in another column, some timely reflections from the New York Journal of Commerce, made with special reference to the recent decision of. the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, declaring the Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional. But this is only a beginning. Connecticut. and Vermont have passed laws that enforce the result practically, and Massachusetts and. New York are on the eve of.doing the same thing. Possibly these Abolitionists may yet. teach us the force of State interposition. The Journal of Commerce warns the North that such may be the result, and it has often given the same warning in vain. The -North, in supreme self.consequence, believes it 'can. practice in safety what it denounces us trea. son and rebellion in the South. There will be State Legislation South of Masorr and Dixon's Line, as well as North of it, and when it conies in full answer to the war. notes of Abolition, there will no longer he a Union, but only a longer or shorter parting asunder of all the ties that make us one people.-Charleston Mercury. - --4.-,- B *A.CorBojhv<" well kno'wn'inis 1as )na liye as recipient, on New Year's day, of the most elegant flower-gift we have ever seen in this country. It was made in the shape of an elaborately wrought table, with an octagn. nal base, enclosing a canary hird suspended under the central basket, in a beautiful cage. The flowers were of the richest and rarest, native and exotic- and we are told that the cost or this piece of supreme folly was near. ly 8200. The party who sent it is reputed to be a financier of decided ability and large landed interests." Low STAGE OF WATER.-The Pilots on the Lower Missiasippi say they never saw the rivor in such a bad state as at present. It is almost impossible to run clear of bars and snags, as the channel is washing out very fast, and old buried snags, roeks and bars not down to their mental vocabularies are continually getting , nearer the surface of the water and coming into view. THE Masonic fraternity of Louisiana, who have for a series of years been divided and distracted, have lately, through the ef forts of Dr. Mackey, of Charleston, agreed upon a thorough and perfect union. 'rTE treaty wvhich wvas sometime since made by our government with the Argentine Confederation, for opening the navigaitionl of the rivers Paraguay anid Uaaguay to the merchant flags of all nations was confirmed by the United States Sem'ate bef'ore the ad journmnent. THEi FOLLOWING wvas written by John Quinicy Adams, 1813. " If New England loses her influences in the councils of the Union, it will not be owing to any diminution of her population. It will be from the partial sectarian, or as Hamilton called it, clannish spirit, which makes so many of her political leaders jeal ous and envious of the South. T1he spirit is, in its nature, narrow and contracted, and it always works by means like itself." PRESERVATION OF LIFE.-The Mayor of Albany has proposed an ordinance in the Common Council of that city, prohibiting the use of camphene, under a penalty of $25 for each violation of the law. PRosPERITY.-Is the only test that a vul gar man can't pass through. If a mana has anything mean in his disposition, a little good luck is sure to bring it out. MIARRIAGE.-The more married men you have the fewver crimes there will be. Ex amine the frightful columns of your criminal' calenders-you will find one hundred youths executed to one father of s family. Mar riige renders man more virtuous and. more wise. The father of a family is not w illing to~blush before his own chiildren. He i. afraid to make shimme their iniheripe. 'FEMALE INFALLIBILITY.--Ar RuaQ, fre.. quently admits that ho wvas in the wvrong; bat a woman, never-she was only 'm ms taken." To DRIVE rats out of' your house:t let th b~asemnent to a new band practiinmg on Wi instruments. ,If the cure fails we will refund the money. FIDDI.EsTICKs-a word strongly 'exflrest Whenia 1adf uace says fiddlesticks, bela s ld'm'-a who utters another word,-.