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4 V 8 J, 2 ' Tkji 1 '"""""''''"'''v - '' .-. ' , , , if-" r'--fe?- r- r J L J (yUJ J. )tlfe :r r .. . ' ' " ' ' " " ' 1,50 V E It 1 N N U H 1 1 , J" ' . ' ' ,r " IF PAID IS ADVANCE. .' I !1V ft v. 1M K, ilAUAN, Editor and Proprietor;", ' SIKCE ITTCY DIED. ' J. . HUNT. The violets bloom not half io. blue, The itrawbernes ripen not so rud, The winils float leva earefningly : Along the palh elie used In tread, -The slurs look down with l'-ss of love . The flowers look iij) with inoru of pride, ' And nature speaks a hamhrr tongue $iiM died. ' The bfook that leaps ocrose the glen, The roses cirouuir up the wall, The Uhicrbiuhes by the well, The sunlight Blunting through the hall, ' The throne of mouu within the wood, ; .; The festooned ivies at its side, All wear a shadow as of grief, Since Lucy died ' 'I The rosy lad who searched for hep ' The April meadows through and through. And waded bureloot in the pond : To where the wtiiteKt lilies grew, . . lias grown to manhood wooed mid won A gentle girl to be his bride, And taught one babe to clinih his knee, ' ' : Since Lucy died ' A brother Jion-souled in truth, . Sel-crowned with every manly grace, Lies in the evening of hin yo.uth ' " ' VVtlre tinny scnweeds kiss his face. Ho bnttled dontlTupon the dmifl, - ': With no beloynd nt his siile, storip winds rocked linn to Ins hleep, Smce Lucy (Kd. . Our honsnhoM circle misses two, , ' ; Yet ntimhors only one the loss,- -:..' As if aiTin!f us there renin mnd 4 ., ; . ..s Too fw for nil our ( ve to hless. . v A 1 tilt brownjpyed utmiiecr Imnb, ., -. Wliv ol the I leu veil tuat seemed too Wide, lias nentlttd in our narrower fold . . ' . Since Lucy died, : OnrrrosH of grieTwas hnrd to bosr, ! ' And yet noi uselofs, for the eyes That hnve on treasure le.- to count, v ' Are lifted oft'ner to the fckies; -The hearts unclnsied one tie from earth, Are neurnr uniohesven iillied, And Mope to Faith hn given birth; : - Since Lucy died. . Bihtt Calc. . From the OH Branch. THE GSOCEE'S CLERK. , , Y MABV A. DENISOS.. , . FIRST 131 Pit ESS IONS. 'Walking with grocer's clerk the - taunt yet sounded in her ears; ''wnlklng with a grocer's dork," a nd the merry laugh that followed, rang faintly down the grav. elml walk for Mary Latimer could yet see from lief window the slight figure of her fashionable sinter, And the bright fuce turn oil njw and then ill mocking glee ' towards ilusingly she rested her, cheek on her iand, ob he iuurniurecl half aloud "well who om f, 1 wonder, or 'whej is sister Dell, 1 thut tins 'young man is hot sufficieMly ex sited to do himself that lionorl Hie she learned these notions among our city cuiis insl" and yet cqiitcienee whispered; did not the blush tingo yon ir own -cheek, jind a fulse shame render you for a . moineuV un happy, when the clear voice rnng out-r- Hyalking with a grocer i clerk," , i. 'lf so," sho nmrumrad ag'iin, smiling, "I was loidifh, and I repent. , Why should I not wulk with him! ; In 'the firtt pla e he is hundBonie that is not ersentiul to my favor to be sure but then he is handsome and nine the 'wore for it. ' Next bo is in telligent, witty, graet ful and lust, . not least," well educaledj I am sure of it, for no blunderer could handle classic nnd hixtoric subjects with the skill displayed by .him. ; I am sure I feel better, 'nubler, in my own t esteem, since he walked with me, and he ho grocer's clerk, or clerk in the town bank I dou'f care," ' V,V . Having settled the question in her own mind', she threw on her hat .and 'joined her slbter In' the garden. Bell still huiglied mercilessly, protesting she would write to . her cousin Laura, and hold ier up to end . less ridicule i'for only tliiok, mamnia,M aha cried,' .finding t'ho Inter in tho arbor , whithershe had retired to, read'onrJloHy took o lone, walk lust night with the 'new clerk who presides oyer tea and sugar, pep. per, salt, mustard and condiments too end. loss to mention in the new store on the cor. 'What ' does Uell mean!" queried the mild fuced ini4her,i!Vng her ryes in aston ' ish me nt "mercy Mary, my child, thur . chucks are like roses; whjtt are you tlu'ah inijatl" "BjII .teals mn too muoh,"' exclaimed : i,i.y, witii aiillie iiHUKluuioi) in "nor mun tecliln onraal, 9tb. to- mtritan Interest's,'. ifcrnturc; .cicnct, anir last night with 3Ir, Cjeineiit, who, 1 am sure, is very gentlemanly 'nnd handsome end all that, she takes it upon herself to l iny the duennn, and taunts ine for what I do believe she would have "done herself if she had only had tho chance." ' . 'Nonsense p cried Bell, angrily,"catch rne logo walking with a retail grocers clerk no I llmuk you. Miss Molly, that question is not to be tested, for I fl itter my self I have already attracted the grocer him self siid thut is bud cnougli; but in a place l.ko this, one mut have siiinebedy t quiz," "Come' this Is becoming serious," said Mrs, Latimer, laying aside her book, "I wish you neither of ynu to form acquaintan ces independently of the knowledge and siinction of your parents; it is altogether hews to me," .;' ' '','.,' . , ' "Bn.t mother, we were nil introduced at the picnic you remember, by our minister; I am sure ho would not notice an unfavora ble character, and ho took ' etpuVial ' pains 1 thought, to to give thut to give uiu a favorable, impression of Mr. Clem. cut." ' ' - 1 'lla, ha,"t'nzed .nell,how she stam- mers, innmmn ! ' ' " : 1 "Be qiuet,'' said 31 rs. Latimer, "we IPHnt tull over hisiniiVrsoineotherim". Meanwhile let your new a qiaintunces iilono; they are 'strangers, and though, jtcj. haps, preport.'hiig, are far beneath tho station IV winch your futliernnd I educa ted ymi both." , "Walltuiif with n grocer's clerk," Bell mmkinzly cried, us her mother moved .to ward the house, ". ' . "For shume !''said hersister. with spirit, 'you may wish some dny you had walked with In in yntirtelf," "Never !" and the young girl curled her ipt but ever and anon us they wulked on, she laughed to herself but hmd enough fur her sister to heur,-3I;iry Latimer, walking witha grocur's eleik hu, ha." COMMUN sr.NSK. "3Iy ilenr, I hnve no objection in the world," said 31r. Latimer quietly lowering his paper n he rpoke. ihen liftu g it again ho commenced rending. '. "Mk. Lntimer!" exclnnned t tie usuully gcnik woman with vehemence, 3lp. Latimsr why I reiilly thought (oinething struck me w ...exclaimed the bt'neviilent old gentleman, looking over li s spectacles. , - , k 'Something struck he !" said Mrs. Lati niur. .... ; .- ' ' hat was it my dear, you look exhaus ted." "AKtnnisliment-wbliiiik as. Qiiieliuieut replied the ludy, S ; V; r : ' "Won't hurt you at all, my dear but re ally 1 don't know what you are 'driving at You f sk rue if I am willing that-Mary should g.j lo this party with young Clement if she is invited by him. I say I .hnye no olijection in the world," relurred the gen tleman, calmly folding his paper, , ; "But a eroeer's clerk,",, ' , " . '' .'"So wos I once, my dear." ' ' J ' '''But-w-you-TThave retired from liusincfp;" mutt'-red the! tile woman, seeing the'ab surdity of her position.! '.;''-.' !; ''... But not frmn' common seiise, my dear' "And if jie should go to falling in love with,, and- vnntiiig to inurry our Mary why" - Jr-,:: ;': ."Why, al'e'acarefulexnmii.atlon of his clniriu't T, if he suits' ine I'll set him u,) in biKiinesit." : .:' "Ol I dd hope" quivered on Mrs. Lot- ' wr" l"ne,,'' D,,t V'e ,Bar came and clink. ed her vt'or:s back "" That our children would forget we had ever b.en poor!" queried her husband, "They have never known it;" replied his wile, v ; '.; S ' , ' , ' " ,' . ,; '.,.! "Thep they shalHinvc that pleasure ini-' inedintelyj"exclttiiped Ir, Latimer, ringing a little bell, ,';' .'v'.',i"':'".. ' '.:'..; (- I The girls came tripping in, clouds ofmus. j lin floating from thoir beautiful forms,: ! "Childcen !" 'exclaimed the father, draw, iiig his I'rortly figure to its 'utmost height, " havo to tell you for the first time, , that Henry' Latimer, the man who stands be'bro you now, and your grey headed fitther,coin menced life in.1800, a grocer's dork; now don't.jqu eye(.',f(ifgcj it;'1' and .bending a keen look on them over his spectacles, he motioneJ them away. ''There 3Irs. Lsti. uior,w,ho said with noblo dignity t" "don't look so crest fallen my deac-for is this not tile same Jl iry whoiO precious love cheered the bopniK of the penniless cle W he cm: tinned, throwing an arm around her, "and is she osi amed to remember, the pnsi. li in of onu, b'iq was not asliaiijqij to marry I". Ilia voice . was very tendur, and his handsome fuca beamed with some of HSO.J..IJ hiuuunuss, us mis who murmured v STEUBEiNVILLE, fur .Mary and 'Bell, they loft the room, thej one with burling cheeks, the other biting her lipi"howm)ble! "murmured one: "how provoking mattered tho other. PRICE'S IMPULSES. " It was 8jrange but the foolish Bell mock ed oucUceridcd her sister ut every turn; nd yobug Clement she treated with a cool contempthich shu did not even attempt to disguise for politeness' sake. Jit was always calmly courteous, but somctinicg a lurking siijilo dimpled the corners ol his inoutli ucrsoine ineffectual attempt to en gage hertvenj,itn. - '.' : " 'MA groat party: at B , a grcnt parly;" cried Bell, one morning springing In to the breakfii6t room thrigh the low openedjwin . dow, "3IoIly and lVO'lny:ted. The gov ernor was to grace tjie occasion with his presence, as tha.. Jdurntil pompously, an nounces, and my white 4utestring will be fiuiilied just in, time. Andoli! pi pa', 'get; me the very prettiest to ba found. 1 shall wear my pcarls-nnd I do hope" she paus ed for Mary just then entered.'; ' . "1 do hope 3Inry,'lie whispered when they were ulone, that Clement isn't going with yu to B. Just tlrnk how mortified we shiill feel to meet the. Beiitloysftmlllam moods, and all thiitcircle wl y you look hp though you vould eat me." l 'Il'i well papa didn't hoar vou," said Mary, gravely. "Puim !" Bell angrily ej iculatcd, "For you may lie obliged to extend -jthe courtesies of a sister to him jet," continu eiJMiry. ' V "It yen marry hw I'll never fpo1i to you," said Bell pnrsmnately, . "Don't be rash;'! retn rued the other sup pressing her teinber, "if ! am iwiliing to marry a poor man It is nobudy's business hut my own." 'Mint ;s true" cried Boll, "but 1 fliall also make it my business to forgef you." Mary, with not the bet.1 spirt m the world hummed "Katy Darling," and Bell flirted out of the room, ; f ' - PRWK'S PUMSIIMENT. " Where is Air. Clement I" whispered Hell lo her sister as they stood among the forg.'om crowd assembled ut tho great party. 1 ' , . "I don't know,'" JIanr rctnrnetl; "he went from tho room over thirty m nutesago, ond said ho would be bacjs'dircclly; it is rather unkind m hiin lo Jesye nie among so many strangers so lng. ' .' "Aha !' saidDell with a look of wise triumph, "youH not see him back, here a pain," y-" .' - v Why liotl" asked JIary in ahum, , . "He finds he is out of his element and he's ashamed to he seen;" taid Bell, "or else some ono has recognized him whom he had rather rmvmeet; that'si ihe way such hand, some shamsdisappear." , - I'ho governor the governor" said one and another. ' " ' : ','"'.''. ' 'trolly lok cried Bell quite ' sghnst "whp is leaping imon his arm!" . ; .':! "Why it is ' Clement;" cried Mary in a loud . whisper1 the blood rushing to her ClieukS.;; . , ;y; , J ;,.-. .... .'.;',. , . v"What does Jt mean!" murmured. 1MI faint and bewildered, as tho stately old inn and the grocer's clerk tlowly iiiade .'tlleir way to where the sisters stood. Then the haughty, fool Wh ,' gjil turned 'paler witli Khnme, as young tflement 'raid, '"n'llo'v' ine Mis Mary and. Latimer, to intrpdnre to you iny futherj -and in a low voice he tiiiirmtired asida to 31 irv.' who stood treni- bling pt-ton'Bhed,' delighted, V forgive m lovfl fiir my long stayit is nil exiilnined," And as the fine old man took ihtiir hands and bowed with courfjy politeness, speaking kind worde of their father, who he said in years Imrkliud been a beloved friend, what were th sensationsof poor, miserable Bell; Nc pen can describe them; hot mortifica tion amounted to. anguish so intense, that feigning indisposition, which In reality she I)a(j np, need to felgnshc left the scene of gayety.. 'r .'v.1,.''.; ;, s 'v.-','';;:--Mary wiis married to JWr. Clement Har. vey, and hvfroud hiiband never regretted his ruee. Bell been me rejisonoble, and af ter salutary discipline wedded an estimable clergyman'. Since)hen she has boen tray cling in the patii of common sense' A Great CoosTEv-An "innrcent and pure minded Jonathan fn a warm argument with a John Bull on ouf, national institu tions, wasendeavoiinif to floor his antago nist, who had spperingly, remarked that 0 fortunately . the Ainenestis ci uldn't go further westward than the Pseiflo si;ire,' YiikH scratched his pregnant brain for an instant, and triumphantly replied Why, gioil grmjious they're already l-yeing ha Kocky mountulnB, and carting tho "dirt out . Y I I.I i I n ' j o.,;..i,4 -hVt is .living' two hundred nu'8k.VlD0W Ct( ..MoilBi go .'longM go went, i nan a jtuier, nisi wee, irom mv OHIO, WEDNESDAY, KR'tM TlIK, "WID iW'b BKDOTT PAPHRS." THE UNEXPECTED PEOP0SAL. ' Mr. Craxe ' Well, widder, I've been iliinking about takiftg unoilier companion aiid I thoiiglu I'd i,sk ynu' W'idow vOh, Mr. Crane, egscuse my eomniotiou ii's so iinexptcied. Jesi !iiindviiief that lira hotile oVamfire olf ihe iiiiuiileiry slielf I'mfralhcr dint dew pin n litiie mite on ivy (iiindkercher and hold it to my nuj. There that'll dew 1'ip ohlceged lew ye now 'I'm nulier more composed you may ptrcced, Mr. Ciuiifi. , '. : ! Mr". C. "Well, yiddtt, wns going lo ask you whether whciher-' WiD.fw -'Cniiiiiiier. Mr Ciaue. dew I.know it's luiritde f mharrafin.' I fe uieniber whert my tlezeazed husband made his siippiisi.ious to, me, he stapunered nnd stunned, and was so awfully (holered, it. did seem as if he'd never get It nut in the word, an.! I'oseil'e generally the case, .1 . I .ii ' i .. i iii leiiM ii lias neen un inem Hint made sii )oiiions to me, you sec they're gin- Tiihy coiicening about what kind of an wer they're gwine to git, and ifkind o' makes "cm narvmiM w Bui when an indi- vddival: has ipason to Vspnse his attach nieni's veqiproei.ted, 1 don't sen what need i Ik re, is o bein', fi unrated tho' I iiltsi say it's qniie tnibanissiii' to ine pray iiiiiiinnerj' , . '. . " Mr. V 'Well, then,!. want lolnow if j 'Hi re w iliiii!! I should have Me'.issyV Wjp' W--The dragon '.' , mr. v. 'i iiiiiu t sum nnyiiniig to iier abuiit it yet thought ihe roper way was to get Vour consent first. , I reniemhpr wheii 1 courted Trypheny', we were en g.igi d tpnm lime befi re mother Kniipe knew tiM thing abnut i' and when she f' Uiiil it out she Was qui le put out bcrnuse I did not gvii. Iier first. So when I made up. my i,iiiiiil iihpVt Melity, lliinks mc, I'll dew it riylu ilis time nnd jiejli tu ihe old woman first ' . , . . - Widow Old wooian, hey ! that's a liny nunie to Tall ine '.-aniazin' f erlite tew !--Want Melissy, hey ! Tribblea (ion ! gracious sakes alive. ! well, I'll give up now '. , ; I .always knowe'd you wa a simph t'n, Tiiji Crane, bull must CQufet-s I did'i.t lliihk you was quite sn big a fool wai't Melissy.1 i!ev ye? If itut iloii'i heal nil ! w hat an e'verhuiin' old ra'f you iiiust be to r'p se she'd look at you. WJiy. you're old enough to be jier fath er, and more tew Melissy uio'i only i" her iweiily-oneih yenr. What a reediek jUius jdea for a man 'o ytiur age! as gray as a rat lew I wonder what this world is eomin' lew j . "lis asionishin' what fools old u iddi wers wilf make themselves ! Have Melissy !-Melisy !' ; , ', Mr. Ut Why,, widder ymi surprise iire-rLUiio idee of being treaied inlhis way After you'd jheen so pcrliie to ine, nnd made fcucli a fuss over me and the g"H- .' -.. ' -... ., ..Wini'W 'Slut your heiid, Tim Crane iiuii o'. er .i8 to me. There's your hat on - ihnt are table, aiid here's the door, and ihe, tiouiit r you put on one mid march out )' .'t'other, ihe better it'll be forynu. And I advise you afire you try to get uiarriiyl again, to go out west nnd tee'f j er l ife's ciM Hi.d arli r ye're sati-fied on ibat pint. j;it put a leeilo. fampjbliiek on yer haii,, 'twould ndd to your appear ai'.ce ondnuhiedly , and he-of sarviee te' you wben 'you wtnl, in (JmirUh round auiong ilip. gals and when ye'vegm yer hair lijf, jest splinter the spine of yer back, 'iwoukI'iii hurt, jef lnok a mile you'd bei riiiirely unresistable if jpivwns' a ji'H'e grain straiter,.j':y.; ; Cv-' - Mr; Vi ' Well, I never 1, ; , i Widow ,'llold . yer tongue, you con sariiedXold coot you, 4 tell vou there's your hat and there's the door be iff 'with yersulf, quick, metre, orj'll . gi )e ; a hvsl wiih.l'ie brWMitick;-Kx'.;f(;.u-';-;; .! Mr. ip.U.'Gimmeiii lV-.Jv ,.';;, 5 Widow, Ristso 'Gi mr I ay-I alu't a gwiu to stan here and be insulted tinder my own ruff" iiid so get along, nnd ifey. er yoil daijic.ii iny ijooi ngi, or say a word to Melispj it'll be woss for you that's uU.' i"; U V .'.' '' 'tV-y-l -t '-' ! .Mb, C-ri'Treeraenjoui 1 5 .What a I won' JANUARY 30. 1856.. hear another word (slops Iier Pais) I wonA I wou'i, I won'u' , Exit Mr. Cranel C ; . t We must close by quoting the wi'daws interview with her second liusbaud, Far son Sniffles, who had lyarried her for ier money, but. found like many another poor man, lo his sorrow, that the money wasn't forthcoming afier marriage. Mrs. tMiiflles is urging him to '-fix up" the par sonage : ' . But recollect, Mrs. Sniffles, ibis house is a parsonage 1 occupy it relit free. dou t care if it is a parsonage. : I sav er- ler one, and for my part I'm dispfiseiLjo nuke a fuss about it.' I .. .. i . 'Mrs Sniffles, you must bp nwanhliat I am not possessed of inexhaustible means. I have never attempted to conceal from you this fact therefore, you riust also be aware ihatihere.exisis iiu erbire impos sibili'y of my erecting a pew residence upon the plan which you propose. Nor is it at" all probable- that the congregation would he willing to make such aherations in this as on suggest. Yet, I assure vnu, that I have not the slightest objection to your ( mploying ycuhiwn means . ir.tbe coiistruenon ol a more elegant euifico.i 'My own means :"; '" ': ' ' 'Yts, Mrs. Sniffles.; Your dissatisfac tion with the parsonage ia so great, that have for some time past been expecting ycu'd propose buildipg a iiew residence ; and I repeal that silvan appropriation of n p union ut your A'nJa'WotttJmee'rriiT conetirreiiee.'- f;';-' "'.i'v .-'1,:; ."; "'- '" '.My funds r;'-ir;':' ; ' Your funds, Mrs. Snifljfas. It Ss a del irate subject, and .one on which I have hitherto hesitated '.o make inquiry, a! though possessing an'undoubled right to do so.' I have been expeoiing ever since our union, that you would inform nie how and where your property is invested.' My properly?' . ' '.:' 'Yoiir prnpeny, Mrs. Sniffles. In what does it consist, if I may be. pcrmilted to Inquire V . f- , , 'Land o liberty I you know1 as well as I dew.' t What.am I W infer from that observa lion V . ' I Jest w-hat you're a mind , 1 afn't worth moiey, and I never said I was.. 'Mrs. S., you are well aware that on your arrival in this place, common report pronounced yon to be an . individual of aliundant.meaits, end I have always labor ed under this impression nn, impression which, allow me to remind you, yourself confirmed in a convcrsniion which occur red between lis in ihe parsonage grove." ' , You don't mean to say 't I iuld you so, and you dar-ent say't that I did.' V . 'Ahem I mean lo say that you did not deny, ji, yyhen J delicately alluded to the suhjeoi. On the cqnirary, you led me lo iiifr that such was the fact and under that impression I was induct d to accede to your proposal.' My proposal t What do you mean to insiniiiwater . 'I shoulij have said your -your evi dent inclination for a s matrimonial en gagement. I deeply regret. Mrs. Snif lles, thatjpt siptild have allowed your relf to prneiice upon me what I cannot consider in any oilier light ihau that ol a henioiis and unmitigated deception. J re gard it 'as an act quite incompatible with your religious professions.' . , '' You dew, hey t well you can't say I ever, lold. you out and out that I was worth properly J and if you was a mind to s'poee so, from what I did say, I'm sure t ain't my fault, nor I ain't to blame, for oiher fidkse's say in' I was a rich widiler,' v , . 'Mrs. Sniffles, I lament exceedingly ihil vou should view it in ihnt light. You cm but acknowledge that it was your duty when 1 rcqiicsied infornrtitlon on the "sub,- ject, to have given me a correct acepurtl of your property.' . , ;r- ' ; :.' ' , I hadn't no property to jiva ye an ac count of.'.. 0, v; '.'-'' .; ; ;; r .'Ypu, should liave, tolil me sv;Mrs. Sniffles, and not have suffered me to sup pose that you was in easy circumstances. ;, il tell ye, agin couiu'ii help what you Inferred,, and siosen could, whipb was liie, tnost to Jjfamei rne for letin you think I. was rich. n$ you tor marry iir me be cause you thought 1 was rich t For my pwtf I tbinjt thai was rathenaoompatlbla General. Intelligence. with ' your proftssion. Ministers had ought to have, their affeciion sot above iransiterry riches. ; Mrs. Sniffles, this is a delicate subject n--we will waive it, if you please- k.Bul I think the congregation ortcr (is upjhe house H will lav it before the session st the next meeting. Well, dew,' for pity's sake. , And if they agree to fix it, I'll go a journey some tvliTt it KIIa ila l tifiiu .illprn.1 '. nnrt .'vrf.ll rV . , , . . ; . ll1" Doara nunu,.ana oat can t3y at sis- From tho Daily merienn Crgftn. Tto Washington Union. In yesterday's issue of ihe above-nam ed slanderous sheet an attempt is made to render the ntembcrs of the American par- ty obnoxious to the charge of violating the constitution, in taking the oaths pub lished by thai paper as those used iii their councils, The oaths are thus stated by ihe Unions -''' , '' "-', '':':!..,';"''- " vThal you will not vole or give your influence to any man for any office in the gift of the people, unless ho be an Amer- ican-born citizen, in' favor of Americans ruling America, of if he be a Human Catholic. ' 'Thai you will, when elected or ap pointed to an official station conferring on you the power of doing o, remove all foreigners; nUPn?. or Roman Catholics from -office or place, end that you will in no case appoint such to any'ofilce or place in your gut."'., ; : These oaths, the Union says, are taken in the face of the following clauses of the constitution to-wits ' - That no religious test shall. ever be required a Qualifiacation to any office of public trust uuder the United States,'' and "Congress shall make no laws respec ling the establishment of religion, or pro hibiting a free exercise thereof." The Union contends that the constitu tion is thus violated by the members of ihe American party. The editors of tho Union, and all oth er men of tolerable information, know that the prohibition in the constitution as to religious tests, relates wholly lo the exercise of any such power by Congress and has no relation to the individual action (if voters. Congress has no right re quirefany "religious test as a qualifica tion to office," but it W idle and absurd to sajLthat this prohibition affects the rights of vofers, who may create for jheir own, guith. whatever tesis they please, even embracing the size or height of a candi date the color of hif eyes or halt the mode or manner of saying his prayars or eating his meals or any other, even the most ridiculous test the mind of man can conceive. '' V;Vi "!'-.,' v.''.'v ,'.'. - V.'' "'' C The constitution interdicts Congress from making a religious test as a qualifi cation for office, but it does not compel a Calhdlic 'to yolo fur n t Protesiant, , or , a Protestnni to vote for, a Catholic; nor does it prevent a Protestant of one form o( faith from voting for a Protestant of the same faith. A Methodist may, if he chooses, agree with his associates, and bind ihemsclves by any pledge they choose to adopt, not to vote for a Baptist and so vice vma. There can be no test maie by Congressional law, htit" the peo ple are free to confer their suffrages upon wltoirf they please, and to make any testa in casing their votes they think proper. But again If the ridiculous construe tion put upon the above clauses of the constitution were the true one, anl if I wer intended lo prohibit a voter Iniin muliing a religion test n castipg his own vote, pray how could the cons.itiitipp be (cnforced! '' '.''" . " , . ' " A Protesiant may cast his vote for a Protestant, and against a Catholic, avow edly on the ground of a conformity in religinuj opinions with the former, and on the ground of a difference in religion opinions with ilia latter; and where is the remedy, if the constitution bo thui violated. There is none,' and this faci alone is sufficient to show that ihera s ro violation of ilia constitution commuted by such vote; for in ail cases of a viola tion of the constitution or of any public law a remouy uocs and must exii. Con giwa'wa pas no law laakinj a r dlri-s ; . YQWME 2. NUMBEil !. lest, j It isright and proper that no relig ions tests should be made by government and it is equally right and proper tha the voters should cast their votes, upon any considerations they please, whether religious or political. ,' ; The right of suffrage fa . a personal right, enjoyed by those who have the constitutional qualifications, andjil may la 1 exercised by the voter in bis own discra ,k tion. This is the essence of Republican , freedom. A the pledges made by the members of the American party, each to ihe other, to voie fcr American born clii- zens, who are Pioic8lant?, snd nonooih ers, and to sustain all such in'oflice, their , right to give such pledges is absplnle and ' uncondiiional. and requires no defence.'; And it illy becomes ihe"apologists of this present administration, to say one, word upon this subject, in.4he face of the in disputable fart, that this ' administration, requires an oath to be takenjn advance of any appointment in the dcpaitmenis here, that tho applicant la not a member of the American party . ' ' Does the TJpjon prate about freedorn'of opinion, when its conductors know' that tcorts of honest, worthy Americans, aye, and Democrats amongst them.-hava been -dfsmisseil from office here by the Dresenl powers, $oty on the ground that' they . have dared to be patriotic enough to adopt tho doctrinei of the American - party t We commend to the Union a perusal, cf . the letter of the lion. Mr. Puryear, of North Carolina,' published a few, dVyi ago 1 1 We venture also, to recommend to tho Union to consult the Law. Office o the'goyernment, b'eforelt ventures nf further constructions of the Constitution of the United Sjtates. V '. ''.:' : i i iiain ,'". Lava Gas Bcrnebs. T hp eonoiion or rusting and choking up of metalicras burners is an old grievance, of which ihere has long seemed but little chance of getting rid, unless, indeed, by the use of some buch nnrusting metal as platinum or gviu, .no ouijjihii in ormnary gas renuisr ing even ihe'lcss cosily silver ineligible, though otherwise incorrodible. 1 loraa -one, however, appears at length to hav hit upon and realized ihe at least feasible idea or substituting a stony, incombusii- -ble substance, which had already not only passed through the fire, but had lived, as it were, in, and been nourished and ma 1 lured by the fire iiself, as may be said of ' lava, above all oilier stony matter. - Tli gas utters and others are accordingly npwr it seems, in course of being supplied with burners of this description made of g close-grained and firm lava, which admits of being'turped, polished and bored to tha requisite fish-tail, balswing, Argand, or oiher foym, and either fitted with brass sockets, or simply shaped iu the rnateiial iiself, for mere insertion in't the extremj. ity of the branch-pipe or pendant. They aro only. of recent introduction, but havs now been lestcd iii the city we are tolJ, by neafly a year constant use, witliouf ' being either tleaned or touched yet cpn. linu'tng, al that time,, to yield tha sarna full, clean, and well-shaped flame at first-' so as to be still equal to new, and in fact, u is saiu ranter improved than otherwise., by the action of the heat. Should the idea thus prove lo be as practically useful f as it certainly ia feasible, metalio burners may at length be dispensed with. 2?t;u' der. : ,.!' ''."' Slavery m Egypi1. A letter fiorq Alexandiia, of the Oih, states tha tf.3 Egyptian government has recently put in tq execution the decision come to by tha divaii, relative to the ebolition of alavef. Not only is il not allowed any longer tdi sell or buy slaves in Egypt, but alhhcja in poEsissioii of privato individuals -were informed they were free. All of tljen immediaiKly left, and the first result hr.3 been that paid servants have beco?' rrv exacting as regards wages. The nrc:':v; :- lionwiih whii-h this wasur h i t, t carried into effect will, it is foaved, cau&a much sufTuring lo tiu-.sa whom it it pr posed to benefit, as from beisg emirelycat their own resource, they wi l lirr.afj if- . SUiier J)liVIIOtl, 0,.ll nil V Vl ; HI t ; menus of bel'erii'T t!iinae!?-. t nani's Messenger. j Vn iien uoes a man tooh. iua a t . lU.ii? V'liea Le lKk touu,l. A f'li I, i I r . L '