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HAPIOOD & ADAMS. (Rriti ikci. & SJrtkiq nrailq Sonrnal,-Dtuoftb fa Jritbom, Slgriraltarr, Xtfmito, (Btarafion, loral SnWIigenrt, anb tjp'&mfl of tre Dai. TERMS: : OXE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CEXTS. 1 r Olt. IS ADTAJCt. . VOL.-4r:SOr 37... WARREN, COUNTY TRU3IBULL OHIO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1 8 5 8. WHOLE NO. 2169. Poetry. [From the London Critic.] THE VOICE OF OUR YEARS. BY FRANCIS BROWNE. Tbrj jo not In silence from nations or men. The yen that bear glory and ralor avajr ! . Bat ntter tbeir v&ra.nga to city and plain. LiCc the trnmiet that startler! oH Italy's day. Aul lb us aa from oars into history bonods. - Tbe eh4e of the namiere4 and finished depart : They apeak to thee England, a wmrning that armudi Throagh the sleep or the church and the din of the Behold, thou art rieh and increased in the g ocds Of art n d dominion of eommesce and potrer ; Nor tjrr nt nor foe thy freedom intnides. And within Ihee tfc bat is as safe aa the tower. Tbe estfpire of the ocean the wealth of the East, Thy bra re heart hath won, and thy strong hand will hold. . , Sot the stranger tarns weary away from thy feast, And the days of thy children are cheerless and cold. .- ...... For porerty lies on the son! of the land, - - It bends to the reckoner U sinks to the till ; There slowness of heart there is swittorss of hand And the price is the garland of courage and skill. Thine altars are saany, thy priests are a host. In forma and in phrases thy Sabbath find scope ; Bat the days of thy million creep on in the dnst. With the ledger tbeir faith, and the market their hope. It ts vot the man, hat his fortunes, they praise It 4 ot the work, hot the sale aad the show At if gathering such husks were the only success. And the muse had no laurel to lend or bestow. Thy youth hath no dream time thine age hath no rest. For t ill and for traffic, for tnstness and banks ; -2nd centos Hh thee is a stranger at best , - HKhont name in thy records or place in thy ranks. -and yet then hast names neither feeble nor few, - And grawoaoiahich lingers the loae; tight of tame; The and the poet hath lired for thee, too, . . And the fit Ids of far nations thy valor proclaim. On liberty a mantle thy hold hth defied, . The force of the sceptre, the crosier and apear ; And safe in thy shadow earth's exiles aMde They seme without qeestion, and dwell without fear. But bow hare thy gaining and getting forgot y That life hath some windows that look to the sky i 3 bat the strength and the treasure of nations is that ' Which tbe steel cannot win and the gold eannot bay That man may cot I ire Jo the outward alone Is this what the wide earth must learn by the fall? XThen it sees thee make all but the n oldest thice own. ' And thy wealth grow so great and thy wisdom so ,t antaU. Arise and resoenifcer th- hopes of thy onth Thy dead that to greatness and glory leloog Thy pledges to freedom thy oar;yrs for trull ' The pride of thy story the power of thy song. Shall these hare no heirs In the prime of thy strength? Is the trader thy trust is the engine thy goal I sy a hat shall it profit a nation at length . To via the world rK" mn4htM its own soul ? I CANNOT FORGET. 0h. thy dark eye gleameth brightly, ' And thy fooUtep eprineh l:ghly. When it come to meet me here ; And thy low, soft whUper falleth, , As the getitfe dew dekcenJeth, -. To the droonin flower; it fringe th Sweet mtuic to tor ear. Tbe pleading "ore light dancing. In thy dark eye sadiy glancing. Won Id melt my heart of atone : An J thy proud form bowed before me. Asking only that I lore thee. Had its labor nearly done ; But a pale face ever arieatneth. - And a bine eye ever streameth. With a holy rain of tears. Aad a low, sad voire Is breathing Erer In my ears. Thou didst fledge thy faith undying - Through all coming years. And that pale face ever rising . Between thyelf and me. And those blue eyes erer beaming With their holy rain drops streaming. Draw away my heart from thee ; Co! thy lore with thee remaining. Ask not lore of me ! Miscellaneous. For the Chronicle. THE WISE CHOICE. BY ARMENIA B. HORTON. . Woman, spnru the man. Whs sip tbe poisonous bowl; Who seeks is otter rain, -,.-. To drown his nobis sooL Oh! Nettie, never, no never, a-,k me again to look wilh lhe least allowance up on Kdgar Cry." ' "Why Fannie, contrast his immense wealth, wilh the extreme poverty of Frr d Ray obliged to work for old Dr. Put nam for bis board, do the Doctor's collec ting, to pay lor his clothes and tuition; then shut himself up, month in and month out, poring over rusty Anatomies, picking dry skeletons, and molding out pill.; while Edgar Cary drives an elegant span of dapple grays, visits all places of a- ;..musemMil, ani is a perfect gentleman. Nettie, just take away EJ.'s wealth, place him on lhe same platfjrm wi:h Fred; ; and what would be lefi? An imperial, ; moustache and a few jetty ringlets; the mere form of a man, not an original idea, -not one talent improved; in fad, the poor fellow would not know a single bone, muscle, or nerve, which composed his (should be) noble structure. I An exquis ite appearance he would make in the ' world then. Oh! the woman who was s 80 unfortunate as to be ftfrs. Cary,' and - poor, might start with her basket for cold bits to appease a hungry stomach, for all he could know what to do. Then it would be sacrilege lo soil those lilly " white hands, evon with ihe ingredients of pills. Oh! if he knew you ever dusted the parlor, or answered lo lhe ring of lhe door-bell, I dare say be would never dein lo give you a glance of recognition.", 'Well, Fannie,' ha has been nursed the lap of luxury and esse; his parents I iJoIize Wot, and w hy should he be differ ent!"- , Nettie, had he good common tense, he would not be made a childish pet, by any one, but would be desirous of knowing In the something beyuiid the Theatre, un J howjg-ir to entertain a circle of brainless girls." : "Fenuie, could lie but hear you, what wcuMJe hi? feelings of contempt?" !Ali! it might remove a veil from his eyes, and he would see himself an he is, become di-gusled uuli himself, arouse his dormant r-nt-rgies, and improved the few talents he has, Ii the best advantage, for riches cft-.-n take w ings and fly." Dear reader, on the u ings of liine ad vance ten years. In a wealthy, orisio cratic ci!y of the Cmpire Slate, resides Dr. Fredrick Ray. He has been in the practice of medicine rame eight years, and iviih the usistance of his if", Pan nip, in the house and offi'je, he now hold a rxiiion much to be envied. He has by his daily and nightly toil, and peiservauce amassed a comfortable competence, Every thing around him bespeaks ease and comfort. (Ie has students, and wo: k men lo relieve him from hbor, and his wife has a single domestic lo assist her, mhich permits her to visi; the sick and afflicted, and pour the balm jf conso lation in their drooping spirits. Return with ine to the suburbs of th town. In a low one and a half story wooden bouse, carpel!cs, comfortless. dark and drear-, sits a woman some twenty-eighty years of age; on a stool near by, si:s a lad of some five summers; in a cradle nestles a little daughter, some ten mcmhi. old. Look at the Mother; her large black eyes faded from weeping; her whule countenance bespeaking sor row, mourning a:td anxiety. "Oh! Mother, why don't Father come with the nu al." "lie at it dear, if he does not come soon, I will have this'shirt done for Mrs. Myers, and ii you will stay with little Nettie, and gfnlly rock her and keep her sleeping, I will tarry it home, and csll at the grocery, on my return, and get a loaf and some other necessaries." Soon f otstep.$arc heard: a tall haggard looking man advances the perfect per- sonificatr-Tifjdtdjauchery. "Net', I want some mus'i immediately; I promised to meet Riley nt the Tremont Saloon, at eleven o'cluk " 'Oh! Edgar, don'l go." -"Why?" "Because Riley's society changps your nature, you do not return to vour family ! f ., ,. , " J , after go,ng wh lnrn; Egar Cry." The g.,.,le tones of the w.fe touched j , th HiriKtet Calloused hear-; he s'ts wrap-! ,. , . . ... , , ped ,n wo ly; ,l,e to, n clock s.r.kes elc-v- , en; the mother and son have long since ari...ed ihc-.r hunger, anu ihe mush has ; gr iwii co.il. Cary moves not. Tlic last , - . . , , . , wo-ils rf a dying father and mother are! .. , . 0 , 1 founding in his ears, the solemn vow to , , , , , - T love nnd cherish his once charming Net- ...,, tie, return-! witu Us lull force and mean- ing. Oi ! thought he, what a wreck cf a , man I an; 1 statu d with enough to make me and mine comfortable and happy through life. I promised nry father and mother on their dying bed, to touch not the accursed cup toshun the billiard ! saloon, ano oil Mr 1 n-rifii u.ith it In - . ' : , , ..., ... ' f--v., cratic Edgar Cary. depending ripen my success in gambling and my wife's in-edle tosupport us four My God !s dream? tNo! What shall I do? Can I retrace my steps? How shall I support my family without gambling? I, w ho never done a days work in my life? Oh! I have it; I can write an elegant hand, I will say nothing 10 poor Nettie, but seek out a situation, bring home my earn ings; never, no never, will I come home again under the influence of liquor. Mv dear little Eddie who fears my approach, shall lern to love me: my dear little Nettie, who 1 occasionnly tuke from lhe cradle, shall never more cry on account of the fumes of liquor from my breath, when I attempt to kiss her. No, she will learn to return my warm embrace; au.i my once happy wife shall in time ba re moved Irom this hut and no longer be forced to sew night and day, fur enough to keep Itfe in the body. The clock struck one: he arose from his seat and left the "house. On his way down town he met Dr. Ry. , To him he unbosomed the secret. The Dr. told him that he had beard, but a few days before, of an earnest solicitation for a book-keeper, and a good salary lhe reward. The Dr. accompanied him, and before the sun had set, Edgar Cary was at home with a lighter heart than he had possessed for years. He said not a word to his wife; made no promises, but simply requested bpr lo have breakfast at an earlv hour. the morning he lefi his home, and about ten A. M. a gentle rap was heard at the door; Mrs. Ray en tered, congratulated her dear friend, Net tie, on the approach cf happiness. It was all a mvsterv to Mrltip- Kni Anr reader, never can you imagine tho ebb and tide of tho heretofore dark waters of ib3t heart, the lips refused utterance; eyes could no more weep; the wife and mother sat a perfect statute. Oh! was it dream? No, God forbid.' Ed. I a in by not by camv for dinner; th i:ei tn g, the tows, all. all we leave f r your iiii:;g'n3- Hon to fancy. GI bfrti, ami lei ev;ry woman learn In c.ion-se a self mu!e man. ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE. rnei iatelv me..iaieiy. ..W,l, you kill me if I marry you ?" aid the widow with a merry twinkle cf i1Heve ' luetic ..Xo, madara r repIied UncIe Tobj. . in a most rerious and deprecating tore. as if to assure her that such an idea bad never entered Lis bead neer eiiureu 1,1s neau. . "Will ihen I 'uess I'll niarrv vou " I men, iBuess i mnrry you, ; said li e widow wiaow. 1 "Thank vou ma' m " sail! TTnrl inaiiK you, ma.m, sbh. unfieiwoldSi Tobv "but one tfcino I am hound lo t li ,iuui oiii one iLing x am oountj 10 iwii There was a fine v& General once, who, having spent mo?i of his li'e in l!ie fielJ of JJars, kntw vtry little about the camp of Cuj iJ. He was one of iho.-t- rough and iiunest roiriis often met i;li in.liis gallent profession: innccent as an infant in almost everything save hih integriiy and indomitable bravery. II ' nuaily fifty years old, asd his toils were over, when master Dan made him acquainted with a widow Wndmaa, in whose eye he began to detect j-ometbing (hat mnde Lira begin to feel uneasy. Here v as the result of Iei.-ure. At length, however, tbe blunt honesty of his disposition rose uppermost among his conflicting plans and his course was chosen. At school be had oose studied "Othello's Defence" lo lecite at an r-xhi-biiion. but made a failure; be now recol lected that there was something in this defence to recite, very much like what he wanted to say. lie got the bock im mediately, found the passage, clapped on lils bat, will) a determined r.ir, and posted off to the widow Wadman'a wilb Shakspeare under rtis arm "Madsme." said the General Uncle Toby, opening Lis book at the marked place, with the solemnity of a special pleader at the bar Madame '-Rude am I In my nwck, And little liless'd witli the set phrase of peace ; For since these arms of m:e bad seren years iith. Till nor some nine moons waters, they hare used Tkclr dearest actions in ttie tented field ; And little of this great work can I speak. More fran pertains to feats of broil and battle. And therefore' Here tbe General closed ihe bock, wiped bis forehead, looked up at the ceil ing, and said with a spasmodic gasp, "I want to get married." The wi-!ow laughed ten minutes by the watch befire she could utter a syllable, and then she slid, wilh precious tears of humor rolling down her good natured cheeks, "And who is it you want to roar- rv. General 1" "You," said Uucle Toby, nourishing his sword arm in the air. and assuming a military attilude before the widow im - TOu I wear a wi r The widow started, remained silent a. moment, and ihen went into a longer, 1 louder and merrier laugh than she bad ! indulged in before, at lhe end of which ! she drew her seat nearer ;o the General, ";M,r,J ,a,u l,aDa cPon u,s ueftJ. i i -i i t j , - , ly ...teams wig on ana pucea 11 on ' r I TT i mi ii , ueucra, unc.e aooy i.aa never known fear in a hot battle, but he now felt a ajdecisive inclination to run away. The!,ine. .oow .augnea again as mougn sue , never would stop, and the General was about to lay his hat upon bis denuded head and bolt, when tbe facetious lady placed Ler Land upon upon his arm md detained him. She then deliberately raised the other hand to her head, with sort of military precision, executed a rapid manoeuvre wilh her five fingers, pulled off her whole head of fine glossy hair, and placing it upon the table by the tide of the General's, remained seated with ludicious gravity, in front of her accepted lover, quite bald! As may be expected, Uncle Toby now laughed along wuh the widow, and they soon grew so merry over tbe affair, that lhe maid servant pveped through the key -hole at the noise, and saw the couple dancing a jig and bobbing their bald paies at each other like a pair of Chinese mandarins. So the two very shortly laid their heads together on the pillow of matrimony. Tows girls have the advantage of more high polished manners and greater ac complishments; but country girls have infinitely more to recommend them as rivals for their fair city sisters. They have more true household knowledge and economy, health, and consequently beau ty, simplicity, affection, and freshness of impulse and thought. When they have cultivated minds there are more chances their favor for good sense and real ability, because 60 much is not demanded the frirollies of society. Tbe added lustre of foreign accomplishments could easily be caught by such a mind from a very little contact with tire music. Tax diamond fallen into a dunghill, is the less precious; and the dnst raised high winds (0 heaven, is not the less rile. ! , 1 ! f ' ' i in be at by by as out ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE. REVOLUTIONARY REMINISCENCES. .1 .i . .i i- . i r ihim. that the first definiie resistance to lhe lea imposition in this country, was in Newburv ,,ort, We cannot te. But twice i- . i . . was this resislimce made; once by burn- k ;q Fcderal aJa .q he Uarkel. Tue tea was stored ? ,he der ,lou,e for Silfe ke ;n(T r- ti .- 3 Eieazcr Johnson, standing one day up- .1.-1 i- 1 1 - on the timber in hi.i yard, called his men u 1 j .- afaoul jj, anJ ft.er a fclr patr0t.c 1 1 ...... snVt. ,1C ord r w10 are t . 1 . , rt.-tdv lo loin, kuock tour adzes from marched direct ,0 the tlar- Eleazer Jolinstoon having been born in 1718, and lived to 1794, was in tbe prime of life when English cppreon of the Colonies commenced, and his sons were old enough to be participators in tl e revolutionary struggle. The shi;i curppniers were among the mut active of the patriots, and F.leszer J.'hn-ion was one of their levJers. In- dted the ship jards were the hoi bti's vf the Kevuluuun, and we are not ceatain that ihe first nggrts-ive acts against ti e authorities were not there conceived, and by those men put into execution. It was the fact thai UcV. Mr. Parson's f.ocie'y was composed principally of them, thai made bim the most active at that lime in defence of liberty; so that at a nieeiinr at his house he furnished what was then called 'liberty tea;' and at the close of one of bis sermons, called for volunteers to step forward in the church, for the formation of a military company. The same yer they built the powder house, (1774.) the town voted that the granting 'an excise on distilled spirits was an infringement upon me natural riirius ot jnusiimen. for this vote all the carpenters in the town held up tlieir bands. " hey used to know then when eleven and four o'clock came in the yards. , Next after came the stamp oppression; and here agAin they were united; and from those ship yards, more than else where, came the processions that march ed about the town with the fife an J di urn, calling upon every man to answer to the question 'stamp or no stamp? If he replied Stamp' they knocked bim down, hissed al him, or otherwise showed their dit-pleasure; if no 'clamp,' tbe answer was 'fall in join us," no neutrals were allowed. Elcuzer Johnston was in the head ranks of this semi-rebellion. Next came the tea difficulty, and all have lic-ird what was done by the 'Mo hawks,' of Boston wilh the lea at this pert; but as yet none of our historians have given tbe fact, that before Boston acted in the disguise of Indians, the ship carpenters of Newburvport tublicly and optny burned the tea in Market Square. irow wi .B,inii-Ui ra.f cnoA - i J " their hr.no !es, and follow me.' Everv adze ia llle yarJ was tuocej offi 8nd that tlout aUlle.i(, lnaB who woulJ uave marched through a regiment of 'red M.,a . ,w : .JT, ,!.. . 1.:, v...i .. n ' r... in ' alia uiuau iiAt: ua nu cuiuir.111 1 1 1 leadership and lor use, marched at the liead of the company lo lhepoder house There thai well tried axe opened a wav lhroll!?h ,ue doo, aIld each man. shoul- .h.tin, I.Ij aIiuoI txt Ian ..rf.iln ta.il into m ket and tbtn ; A CIe around tiie old meeting house, where the pump now is, wben Johnson's axe opened bib chest, and box and tea were on the ground to gether Each man as be came up, did the same, when, with his own hand Johnson lighted lhe pile and burned it to ashes; and on thai spot, without disgu.e, the ship carpenteis of Newburypurt burned the first tea that was destroyed America. WOMEN OF THE REVOLUTION. The ravages of tbe war fell not so hea vy on any oilier class of persons as upen the womm. Many of them were fn.ni the best families cf the old world; nur tured under all lhe influences of positim and wealth, buf they knew what would expected of them in their new home, and were willing to bear their part; luetej women threw round the struggle of the Revolution the charms of home; they wove the banner tlieir husbands or broth ers bore. Who has not heard of widow Anderson, who, in her old age and in her poverty, sent her only son to join the army; Margret Garburn who, when her husband fell at Fort Scott, look bis place the guns and served duiing the cam paign; Mrs. Hay ward, who was ordered British officers to have ber honse illuminated, but by her firmness preven ted it, declaring ii could only be done, walking over her dead body; Eliza beth Dnvers, who rose from her bed, her quick ear heard the first sound from the guns at Bunker Hill, rushed in night dress to the quarters of some militia men, who were about siting down to iheir refreshments, and crying Why 6a earth don't you march don't' you hear the guns at Charles town?' be Of Caiharine Schuyler, who burned over her wheat fields that the grain might not feed the enemies of lier coun try; and of Lucy Kucx, wife of General Knox, who left alone her rt yalist family. Lydia Gates, a young Quaker girl, had saved Washington and his m my at White Mntsh. Richel Martin f Suu'.h Caro l;na Lad nine children, and seven son3 were in the army. N-xt to the influence of women in the Involution was that of Hie c!er2Tairn Washington bad dec'red in lu lctttrs'; that if ihe cleiav.nan had not thrown ! their-influeno in its favor, the cause would have been ruined. If a wife op posed her husband from joining the r inks, the clergymen interfered in favor of him going. If a maden desired lo retain her loverat home, the clergymen declar ed he would not marry them if he dii not go, and nobody else in the country would dare lo do it. It was customary when a company of men were raised, and were about to march against the enemy, lo draw up before tbe house of the 'dominie' and get his blessing. One of the Boston clergymen had prayed after this fashion '0 Lord, if our enemies will fight let them fight and have fighting enough. If more troops come over, Lord, sink ttem.' And the congregation responded ' Yea, Lord, let the them all be tunk.' : MY WIFE SAVED IT FOR ME. 0;ie hot July afternoon, where the air ssorched the lungs as it w.s breathed ia, and no business was stirring to keep the brain from going to s!e?p, I lay and dozed quietly and shadily in my room, which overlooked the street. Presently there came voices. Two men appeared (o be in confab on roy door step. The windows were wide open, but the shut lers were closed, and their voices came up with great clearness, so that I bad no choice but to Lear. The tenor of their conversation was curious. One, it seemed, had found life cheery and pleas ant, and Fortune's wheel had revolved with a touch of his fingers, turning all into gold. The other ws at the foot of the hill, and gray headed, as I after- aids discovered. Bolh were to all ap pearance, hearty and of long lived stock. E tch had gone his way through life, and a chanee meeting had led the.-a both to sit down on my door step to cool themselves in the shade, and they into an earnest talk. Evidently schoolma'es once, of later years they had seen little of each other. It was a favorable op portunity thi, of my door step, to com pare notes, 'Tell me, John, said lhe more poorly clad of the two, how have you come to get along so well, and make money until you have got rich.' John's voice fell into a lender tone as be an swered, 1 will tell you; it was my wife who did u! 'Your wife, John how,' Why simply in this wjy, replied John. One day, when I had been in business for four or five years, I wanted money badly; and did not know where to raise twenty pounds that I needed to pay a note falling due next day. I toli my wife that night. See made no reply, but rose and : went to n closet handy, and came back to me holding out a stocking well filled. Handing it to me. and said, 'There, John, is five and twenty pounds which I have saved up in sixpences and shillings; take them and do what you please wilh llirm.' I had not a word to say; but that taught mi a lesson. I ro-. solved to be careful of the small out goings after that, Peter, and I was; and cow. after ten years, I am wori'i enough to keep me and mine above wr.nt. I found that the way to make money was to be care'ul of the small things a six pence here and a shilling there. And, above all, that nn economical and a lov ing wife may make a mtn instead of breaking him. My wife put a new no tion into jay head, ami I have never forgotten it. She has made ms what I should have never made cf myself. I heard Pe er heave a sigh, as he ac knowledged that his wife did not consult bis interest, but always spent up to her income. And then I could not help thinking that if women would, only rea lize the powor they have of making a man's home happy, by adapting them selves to circumstances, how many more genial, steady husbands and fathers there would be, and how mush good it would do every man to say, as John said. 'My wife saved it for me. She had made me what I am comfortable and happy and contented.' The triumph of woman lies not in the admiration of her lover, but in the re spect of her husband, and that can only gained by a cultivation of those qual ities which s!:o knows ho most values. There is a great difference between talking and acting. : The men who prom ise the most and laid tire loudest, are the men who flinoh at the moment of need. at of the his THRILLING CONGRESSIONAL REMINISCENCE. The Albany Eotniny Journal, in an interesting sketch of scenes and incidents that occurred in the old Representatives Hall, during its thirty years occupancy by Congress, thus describes ene cf lhe warmest and most memorable occasions ever witnessed in that old Hall. On the 8:h of January, 18 J7, the House adopted the usual rule to lay Anti- a'avery pemtocs on me iaoie;ims oemg derominalcd the 'Haws Gag,' to distin- guish it from the "Patten Gag.' and the 'Atherton Grg.' On Monday, Ihe 6th of February, 1G37, Mr. Adaies having occupied an hour or more in exhausting his pile of Anti Slavery memoiials, paused, and looking significantly at Mr. Speaker Polk, aid, "I hold in my hand a paper purporting to be a petition from certain slaves. If I should present it to the House, would it go on the table un der tbe order of the IS1I1 of January? The Speaker seemed bewildered; and bad just time to stammar out something about the gravity of the question, when the entire Pro Slavery side of the Cham ber exploded !' screamed a score of voices. 'Let him be expelltd!' shouted Dixon II. Lewis, whose hu;e body, weighing five hundred avoirdupois, came wad dling and wheesinx towards the Clerk's desk. The whole corps of Oligarchs were on their feet, screaming, swearing, gestulating like demons. Polk applied his gavel and called to order in vain, while lhe spectators in the oveihanging galleries caught in the spirit of the scene and were going will with excitement. .Quick as thought resolutions were pre pared for the crpulsion of Mr. Adams, based on the assumption that he had presented a petition from slaves for the abolition of slavery. Ere they were fair ly before the house, they were offered in a modified form by Mr. Waddy Thomp son, now demanding tho severest sen sure rather than expulsion. Thereupon the debate began. It raged violently ihree days. Thompson, Dromgoole, Wise and Underwood, leading of for the s'avcocraey, while Lincoln, Cashing, Philips, Granger and .others, defended Adams. During lhe height of ihe tern pest, the rotunda, the galleries, the pas sages of the Capital being filled with an ! excited throng the colleagues and friends of Mr. Adani3 felt great anxiety not on ly for his fate in tie House, but for his personal safety. Meantime, the resolu tions were going through various modifi cations, all tending to soften their terms and mitigate their conclusions. All this time, the old Roman Eat unmoved in l is place, the calmest man in the Chamber, wilh the incendiary petition safely lock ed up in his desk. At length it began to leak out that the paper was cot exactly such a document a3 the slaveholders in their I10L haste had imagined it lo be. Whereupon, Dromgoole, of Virginia, still further modified the resolutions by setting for.li that the member from Mas sachusetts had 'ff'rcn color to the idea that slaves' had a right to petition,' etc., a phrase on which Adaon roastel him alive. Finally the Pro Shvery side of the House began lo fuspect that they were pursuing lhe negro in the wrong di rection; that if there was a colored in dividual in the case at all, he was more likely to be found in the paling than in the petition, and so ihey slopped to late breath. Then Mr. Adams rcse lo ad dress the House. With great delibera tion, his vo;ce pitched on a key that pen etrated to the corner of the galleries, and with a frail bit of paper rustling in his aged hand, he called lhe Speaker's attention to the question he had put to him three days ago, which still remain ed unanswered, viz. Whether a paper purporting to be a petition from slaves, would, if he were to present it, go on the table under the order of the 1 3th of Jan' uary? Looking around wilh a mingled expression of sarcaslio cunning ani lof ty scorn which Lord Chatham woa'd have envied, he cried ia a voice of thunder, but in a sharp hissing lone such as light ning might be supposed to employ if it all, 'And am I to he expelled from tils loquacious, IMlinj House for simply ask- iry a question.- I'orthe first time, tbe thought dashed upon friend and foe, that Mr. Adams had neither presented the paper or proposed to present it. Every body felt queer, while some grave men looked like lank sheep suddenly denuded their fieeces. It had now got wind that the paper was a forgery, the work of some stupid slaveholder in Washington, and purporting to be sighed by Scipio, Sambo and other bogus negroes, asking the House to expel Mr. Adams from their body. Aod now the old man eloquent, took turn in the debate. How he demol ished one opponent after another, scourg ing, flaying, scalping, impaling to his heart's content how rank upon rank of chivalry went down in heaps before trenchant blade how be spitted poor im I slow fire of sarcasm, when he told him that 'giving color to an idea was not a Northern but a Southern practice, one of the peculiar domestic institutions of Virginia with which he had no desire to interfere how the houe screamed with laughter as Dromgoole essnyed a grim smile in acknowledgement of this deli cate allusion to the bleaching chemistry employed by the South to eradicate the dark tints in their variegated population how he wound up his triumphant phil ippic by warning his young adversaries 'never again to run on an errand till they knew wkrher they were going' and how ihe house firmly refused to lay the resolutions on the tabic, Lut brought their authors to a direct vote, and finally trampled them down to a decided ma jority: are not all thtsa things writ' ten in the Chronicles of the Old Hall cf the House of Representatives? Dromgoole, and roasted him before THE CROAKERS OF SOCIETY. One of the most melancholy produc tions of this condition of life is lhe sniv eler a biped that infests all classes of society, and prattles from the catechism of despair, on all subjects of human con cern. Tie priDg cf his mind is broken. A babyish nerveless fear has driven the sentiucent of hope from Lis soul. He obeys the impulses of cowardice as tho' they were the laws of existence. He is the very Jeremiah of conventionali;na, and his life one long and lazy lamenta tion. In connection wilh his maudlin brotherhood, his humble aim in life is to superadd the tnivtlizat'.on of society to its civilization, lie snivels in the cradle, al lhe school, at the altar, in the market, on lhe death bed. His existence is the embodiment of a whine. Passion in bim is merely a whimper. He cling3 to what is established, as a snail lo a rock. He tees nothing in lhe future but evil, noth ing in the past but good. His speech is the dialect of sorrow; lie revels in the rhetoric of lamentation. Jits mind, or ihe thing he calls his mind, is full of forebodings, premonitions and all the fooleries of pusillanimity. He mistakes the Iremblinjr of Lis nerves for the instructions of his reason. Of all bores he is the most intolerable and merciless. He draws misery to you through his nose on all occasions. He is the master of all tbe varieties of the art of petty tormenting. He tells you I113 fears, his anxieties, his opinions of men and things, his misfortunes and his dreams, a3 though they were the most edifying and delightful cf topics for dis courses. Over every hope of your own he throws the gloom of his despondency. He is a living treatise to ennui, which sanctuaries to which no mere book could possibly gain admittance. AN INTERESTING INCIDENT. D uring the services of the U uion Pray er Meeting lust night, at the Town street Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Aw showed a pocket bible, aad related an in cident connected with it. He stated that it belonged to a gentleman who was a soldier in the English army in the wars against Napoleon; who was a praying man,-and who was much exercised in mind respecting bis situation. His mind was directed in the verse of one of the psalms, which reads: "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee." This made a great impres on bim. On the morning of the battle of Waterloo, ho read his bib!, as was his custom, and instead of placing it in his knapsack, he placed it in his haver sack. The division to which he was at tached was not called into action uadl three o'clock in the afternoon. He went into the battle, and during tbe fight the book was pierced with two bullets, which protected him from their force, and doubtless saved his life. At the conclu sion of his remarks he returned the book to the owner, who was silting in one of the pews. Ho is now an old min, and still continues in the service of the Cap tain of onr Salvation. Ha resides in this city, and his name is R jss. 0. S. Jour nal. Whes Does Education Commence? Education does not comence wilh the al phabet. It begins with a mother's look; with a father's nod of approbation, or his sign of reproof: with a sis'er's gentle pressure of the hand, or a brother's noble act of forbearance; with a handful of flowers in green and daisy meadows; wilh a bird's nest admired, but not touched; wilh pleasant. walks in shady lanes; and with thoughts directed, in sweet and kindly tones and words, to nature, to beauty, to acts of benevclence, to deeds of virtue, and to the source of all good to God bimseli! J3tqciiocod. Fictions are revelations not of truth, r they are most unreal, but cf that which the sod longs to be true; they are mirrors not cf actual human expeiiencc, but of human dreams and aspirations of the eternal desires of the heart. 1 it AMUSEMENTS. Allison has some just and sensible re flections on the 'amusements of life," . and we quote them, in part, for the grati fication of our readers. It were unjust and ungrateful lo con ceive that the amusements of life are al together forLiJden by its beneficient Author. They serve, on tbe contrary,, important purposes ia the economy of, life, and are destined ti produce impor tant effects both upon our happiness and character. They are lhe wells of the desert, the kind resting places in which toil may relax, in which the weary spirit may recover its tone, and where the des-, ponding mind may resume its strength and its hopes. They are, in another view, cf some importance loathe dignity of individual characler. In everything we call amusement, there is generally some display of laste and imagination; some elevation of the mind from mere animal indulgence. - "Even in the scenes cf relaxation, therefore, they have a tendency to pre serve lhe dignity of human character, and to fill up the vacant and unguarded hours of life with occupations, innocent al least, if not virtuous. But their principal effect perhaps, is upon the social characler of man. Whenever amusement ii sought, it is in the society of our brethern; and whenever it is in our sympathy with the happiness of those around us. It be speaks the disposition of benevolence, and it creates it. When men assemble, accordingly, for the purpose of general happiness or joy, ihey exhibit lo the thoughtful ej'e one of lhe most pleasing appearances of their original character. They leave behind them, for a time, the faults cf their station and the asperities of iheir temper, ihey forget the secret views a id selfish purposes of their ordinary life and niir-gle with the prowd around them wilh no other view than to receive and communicate happiness. It is a spectacle which is impossible to observe without emotion; and w hile the virtuous man re joices at that evidence which it affords of the benevolent onstitution of his nature, the pious man is apt to bles the benevo lence of that God who thus makes the wilderness and lhe solitary place to be glad &nJ whose wisJom renders even lhe hours of amusement subservient to the cause of vi.-tue. It is not, therefore, the u;e of the innocent amusements of life which is dangerous, but the abuse of them; it is not when ihey are occasional ly, but.when ihey are constantly pursued; when the love of amusement degenerates into a passion; and wben, from being an occasional indulgence, it becomes a ha bitual desire." Ohio State Journal. . THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELIGIOUS MEN AND CHRISTIANS. At the prayer meeting at Barton's Theater in New York, on Saturday, Henry Ward Beecher described the dif ference between religious men and Chris tains. He drew a distinction between, desis and choice. Tbe ragged vagabond de sires to be lich, but he desires laziness, more, and .we choose that which v most desire. If a man desires lo be a Chrislain, and tho desire ia so strong that he is willing to relinquish every thing else lor this ambition, business, pleasure, or whatever the sacrifice re quire there was no reason why ha should not become a Christian that in stant.. ; . - Men who simply desire Christianity, aie only religious men; they art not Christians. He believed there . were phou'ands of people ia the churches who were only religious men and not Chris tains. They live in fear ihey are al most literally God's bondsmen; but he who is a Christian, is drawn to it by something in Christ which he can love and worship. He often found it neces sary, wben people from other churches came to him, to try and turn them out of religion into Christianity. - . . T Native asd Foreigs Trees W are not insensihle to the superior beauty and value of some foreign ornamental trees. Ourpleasare grounds oouIJ ill spare the IVornay spruce. Siberian arborvitae,. Stedish juniper", Scotch itch, English linden, mountain ash, ifce , Sii. But we fear that the ricLness of our forests is unappreciated by many planters; to some, perhaps, it is unknown. Let it not be forgotten" that we hare fifty species of oaks in North America; all Europe Las only thirty. North America has forty species of pines and firs the United States over twenty- while Europe has only fourteen species. A Jonah's gourd having done him no service ia the r.ight, when,he needed not withered ia the morniny, when he hoped for most benefit by it against the ensuing heats of the day; so the blessing of Uiis world frequently wither at such. jtimes as we looked to find the most freslw jness in and refreshment from them.