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I ft 11 II III IL I III wv J. Caskey, Editor and Proprietor. Office-Washington Street, Third Boor South of Jackson. Terms: One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Adranc VOL. 4. MILLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1800. ' 1 ! NO. 48. ...... 4V iYAA 1 A I I II I Business Cards. j mo Akron, O. E. STEINBACHER & CO., Produce . & - Commi0sion JttERCHJUTTS, "7 Dealers in Flour, flna, 131 M Salt Fish, Whit and Wats Lime, k, It, fc, FPECHASKESOF TFJUof, .Rye, Corn, 0at, 5efe, 2riei Fruits, Butter, Eggs, Wool, dec. H. H. 8PEIGLE, Agent, MILLERSBURG, O. Mj,186tt 41 BASES & WHOLF, Forwarding and Commission .JtlE RC ffJ.VT, AKP DIALEK8 I1T SALT FISH, PLASTER, WHITE AND WATER LIME. riutciuBXBs or FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS- CLOVER AND TIMOTHY SEED, AT.RO. Butter, Eggs, Lard, TaUow and all kinds of JJrtea M runs. WAREHOUSE, MILLERSBURG, O. Sept. 18. 1856 4tt cum t. COM STOCK. hk-xrt Hctranutr COMSTOCK & NEWBERRY, Produce Commission Merchants, v iro. 60 HKKViir street, cletelavd, Carers of and Dealers in 8CCA1 CIEED E1IS AM DRIED BEEF, FORK BACM 1AED, F10LS, GBALT, - . REFERENCES: T.l. Hardy. Esq., - - - - Pres. Com. Bank, Clere. E. K. StiL Eu. Pre. Summit Co. Bk., Cojahoga Falls. E. S.omatoCK, sq., - uwi. rwgev.Di,iwTBuu P.T.Hamm. Co, Tol.do. C. E. Foedick Co, Cincinnati Harrison, Harford & Co, - - - - Cnjahoga Fall. JOHN W. VOBHES, attorney at $alv, MILLERSBURG, O. ""VFFICE.one door East of the Book Store, up stairs. April 22, 1858 f2n35y 1 . - G. W. EAMAGE, PHYSICIAN& SURGEON ' HOLRIESVILLE, OHIO. Eeapectfnlly informa the public that be hu located himself in the above Tillage, for the practice of his profetwloir. tST OFFICE four doors irest of Reed's cor ner. Aug-, 1.0 J. E. ATKINSON, TtST, Millersburg, Ohio. IS NOW PREPARED to furnish to order all the different kinds of Artificial Teeth, from one to an entire set. gJF"Omce on Htiostreet, two doors east of llr. Doung a omce, up stairs. June 9. 1859 42 Dr. S. D. RICHARDS, LOCATED in Berlin, Holmes connty, Ohio, will ' attend to ell calls proper to his profession. ESEspecisl attention to diseasee of the Ere. April 12, 186034. DR. T. G. V. BOLING, MILLERSBURG, O. THANKFUL for past favors, -respectfully tenders bis professional services to the pub lic Office in the room formerly occupied by Dr. Irvine. April 15,1858 v2n34tf. DE.EBRIGHT, JpljDStcian an& 0urgcon, MILLERSBURG, O. Office Jacksoa Street, nearly opposite the Empire House. CTResidence on Clay Street, opposite the Presbyterian Church. BENJAMIN COHN, dialib nr READY-MADE IIOTIIM Of all Descriptions, COB. OF JACKSON & WASMQTONSTS.. MlitEKSBURG, O. LAKE & JONES, DENT JSTS Wooster, O. Decl,18i. CASKEY & INGLES, DKAIEB8 IK , . . fj 00b & Sftotwuitf MIT ,T .EBSBUBG, O. PLAIN & FANCY JOB PRfliBffS Of all kinds, neatly executed A-T THIS OFFICE. EAGLE BLACKSMITH SHOP! MILLERSBURG, OHIO. JOHN" JOEDAN. HAS opened a new Blocksmith Shop on If ad Antho ny Street, west side, a short distance north of Cher, ryholnus- Store, where he I tally prepared to do all work in his line of Wouaees on a short notice, at reason able prices and in a Workmanlike Manner. All who want their work wen done and at reasonable price, should call at J ordon'a shop. He shoes horses ioroae dollar cash, and does other work proportionately I--, . . JOHN JORDON. lUUessburg.Ant.ll, 185 61 r ; f astaonaMe Tailoring AS. LOWTHEB is carrying on the t tailoring business in all its various branches in Booms over MUIiVAlVE'S STOllE. His experience and taste enables him to ren der general satisfaction to those for whom he does work, and he hopes by industry and close application to buataese to receive a liberal share of patronage. ALL WORK IS WARRANTED. Hi prices are as low as it is possible for man to live at. ' Jlillcrsburg, 1860 n41tf. Business Cards. Poetry. From the Ohio State Journal. A SONG FOR THE CALPAIGN. AIR—"Wait for the Wagon. Come all ye friends of Freedom, And rally in each Stale, For honest old Abe Limcolx, The people's Candidate! With Lrxcout as our Champion, We'll battle fur the Right. And beat the foes of Freedom, la next November's fict. Chorus Hurrah! boys, for Lincoln Hurrah! boys, for Lincoln! Hurrabl buvs, lor LdBcclal Hurrah! for Hamlin too! Tb people want an honest man They're tired of fools and knaves; They 're sick of imbecile J. B.." That in the White House raves. They irant a man for President Of firm, unyielding Till, That is both honest, brave and true. And Old Abe fills that bill! Cboccs Hurrah! boy, tc. Old Fogies down at Baltimoie In solemn conclave met, Tbe "Union-Saving" farce to play, With Bell and Everett. But tbe people, next November, Will put I hem all to rout. And maketbemlcng remember That the Fillmore game's "played out. Chobis Hurrah! boys, tc. The Democrats are in a "fix," No wonder that they shiver; For they alf feel it in their bones, That they're going up Salt, liiver! With their party split asunder. The truth ii. plan to all. That though unitedjpnee they stood, Divided, now, tlrfy fall! Chokis Hurrah! boys, tc. Oh, Douglas, you can't win this race, You'd better clear the way Your humbug doctrines won't go down; At home you'll have to stay. The Wide-Awakes are the march O'er all our hills and vales Our Qiant-Killer's after you, With one of those old rails! Chobcs Hurrah! boys, tc. And Breckinridge will soon find out The people he can't fool; They've had enough, these last four years jt Democratic rule. But Lrxcout is their favorite, And he is bound to win, When Buck steps out next 4th of March, Old Abe will then step iu! Chobcs Hurrah! boys, 4c. Ifow all yc freedom-loving men, Who hate oppressive laws, Come, work together, heart and hand. In Freedom's glorious cause. Ko more shall Slavery's deadly blight Spread over our fair lands; We want our soil for free white men With strong and willing hands. Chokle Hurralii bovs, ire. Columbus, July 6, 1860. H. G. Miscellaneous. John Hanks the Rail Splitter. He Refutes the Statesman's Falsehood. We thank the Columbus Statesman for one of its falsehoods, for it has called out r letter from ilr. Lincoln's fellow rail maul er, John Hauks: - Fditob of thb Dbcatur Chronicle Dear Sir: The following item appeared in the Columbus Statesman a few days ago, which I take from the Cole County Ledger: "HANKS AGAINST LINCOLN." "We were informed a day or two ago by delegate to tbe Baltimore Convention, who called at our office, that John Hanks tbe man who assisted Abe Lincoln to make those rails about which tbe Gepublicans are making such a terrible hubbub, has an Douuced himself opposed to tbe election of Lincoln. Hauks, who lias never been a Democrat, is against the Republican nom inee because be knows Lincoln to be humbug, and nothing else. Hurrah for Hanks!' . To tbis article I desire briefly to reply, If my choice for President, or how i shall vote as between the candidates for that office, is worth considering at all, I claim it as a simple right to be correctly repre sented. I am but a farmer, and regret to say not an educated one. 1 nave never been a candidate for any omce, nor do 1 expect ever to be; whilst I can with all truthfulness say this, yet 1 nave never been a negative man in politics. From my boy hood I have been a constant voter with the Democratic party in all essential elections; I have thought that party to be upright and straight forward in all the principles it has really adopted. So late as 1858 I vo ted for Mr. Douglas and against my old friend Lincoln. For forty year.' 1 have looked upon the party with pride and bail ed its success with pleasure; but as Mr. Douglas made a speech in Decatur in 1858, and in my hearing spoke so pleasantly and honorably of tbe old Wbig party and ot Mr. Clay, its leader, after having for nfteen years, iu discussing general politics, when I used to love to listen to him so well, spoke so complainingly and so abusively of that party and of Mr. Clay, charging upon it and him many bad and mean things, until listening at him I learned to look upon both as dangerous and full of evil, the thought struck me that for the future I would never judge of a party or its leaders by what an opponent might say, and this conclusion I mean to follow tbe balance of my life. : How foolish it is to abuse par ty because) my friend may do so and so, and then praise the same party because tbat friend may change and do so; he may be designing I would In all probability be a dupe. Ever since Mr. Douglas made tbat speech in 1858, he has been abusing the Republicans just like he used to abuse tbe old Whigs. I am tired of this kind of warfare ; I think it is not right to do so, and. as Mr". Douglas further said in tbat speech that he was. in the habit of sometimes changing his' politics, I did not know but that is was about time to begin excuse and cease to abuse the Republicans, and made up my mind to let him go in time. Now, cs .0 entirely changing' my politics I can not, say I have done this, but for tbe life of me I can see nothing in the Republican party that any honest Democrat can se riously oppose. It is true, were they such 1 ty If in in er by in he est in his a party as Mr. Douglas used to say they were. I could see obicclionable features about it ; but then is it wise to believe eve rything Mr Douglas has said, when he tells us he sometimes changes, and when we have near us honest men known to be pure ly honest for more than thirty years, who deny all this and propose to tell us tbe true state of the case, and to give us the true principles of that party ! I think not. Besides this, when we have for years been opposed, in politics, to a man who has again and again seen his parly defeated, and has himself nometimes failed, and still seen that man true to his colors, re-arming and re-entering the field to try to uphold and successfully plant his colors upon tbe side of victory, when all tho time we knew he bad but to change once to win, and yet lias uever changed, I think I may say never faltered, bow are we to respect him f buch a man I have known Mr. Lincoln for thirty years to be. In boyhood days we toiled together; many are tbe days we have lug ged the heavy oar on the Ohio, the Illinois and the Missouri rivers together; many are the long cold days tbat we have journeyed over the wild prairies and through the for est with gun and ax, and though it is not pleasant to refer back to it, well do I re member when we set out together in the cold winter to cut and maul rails on the Sangamon river, in Macon county, thirty years ago, to enclose his father's little home and from day to day kept at work until the whole was nuisbed and the homestead fenced iu; we ofleu swapped work in this way, and yet during the many years we were conuected together as laborers, some times flat boating, sometimes hog-driving, sometimes rail making, and loo, when it was nearly impossible to get books he was a constant reader; I was a listener; be set tled all disputes of the young men in the neighborhood, and his decisions were al ways abided by. I never knew a man so honest under all circumstances,for bis whole life. Thus associated with Mr. Liucoln, I learned to love him, and when 1858 he was a candidate for the first time within my reach, against my feelings, and I may say against my convictions, my old party ties induced me to vole for Mr. Douglas; my Democratic friends all declared Lincoln an Abolitionist; I beard bim make a speech in Decatur just before the election and I could see nothing bad in it; but I was told by tbe parly be was wrong; I could not see how he could be, but they said so, and I was a Democrat and went. My wife used to say to me that some day Abe would come out and be something; I thought so loo, but 1 could not exactly see how a man iu the lower walks of life, a day laborer, and hopeless poor, would ever stand much chance to get up very high in the world ; at last, one day at home, we heard that the Republican Stale Convention was to be held at Decatur, and they were going for Abe for President. As soon as I found tbis out, I went into town and told a friend Abe's tbat as great and honest merit was at last be be awarded in the person of my friend, Air. Lincoln, by the .Republican party, I thought of the hard and trying struggles of his early days, and recollect ing the rails we had made together thirty years ago, made up my mind to present some of tuem to that Convention as a tes timonial of the beginning of one of the greatest living men of the age, believing they would speak more in his praise than any orator could, and honor true labor more than the praise of men or the reso lutions of conventions. On our wiy to get the rails, I told tbis friend of old Abe that if Abe should be nominated for Presi dent I would vote for him; everybody knows what be has beeti, and I rejoice that live to give Ibe testimony to bis good ness and honesty, and hope I shall live to ote for him for President of the United Slates next November. Is there auything wroug in this ? Who ought to refuse to vole for as good and great a man as he is? I know that in voting for him I vote with the Kepublicau partv, and will be con sidered as adopting its principles ; as I now nderstand thorn 1 see no good reason why may not do so; our own parly is divided, and we have no Solomon to tell who shall take the child. Slavery has divided the Democratic party ; nobody can blame Re publicanism for the destruclion that came pon us at Charleston ; slavery has disuni ted us it has uuited the Republican par ; if there is any good about the question, they nave it all, aud we have the trouble. I understand Mr. Douglas now, be oc cupies a position on this question just as istasteful to the boutli as Mr. Lincoln does with this clear difference: the South seem to understand Mr. Lincolu's position belter lhan his,' and to respect it a good deal more,- and 1 am convinced if Mr, Douglas does not respest the nigger he does the mulatto, and one brings just as much Mubile as the other, and stands as high the market. Many of my Democratic neighbors will say I have done wrong, but I know there are many who would do as I have done, were it not they do not feel willing to break away from parly ties and to encounter "the talk" of old friends. As long as I have Old Abe" to lead me I know I shall nev go very" far from right. Should be be elected President and find any trouble in steering his new boat, be has ouly to re member how we used to get out of hard places by rowing straight ahead and never making sbcrt turns, ihe tallest oaks the forest have fallen by his giant arm ; still wields a tremendous maul ; out of the largest timber be can make the small rails; I have seen bim try a tough cut and fail once ; the second trial he never fail ed to use it up. Though not a very beau tiful symbol of honesty, 1 think the rail a fitting one, and mean to present Abe with one of his own make, should he be elected, the city of Washington, on the day of inauguration, to be kept in the White House during his administration, ' JOHN HANKS. Four of tbe Democratic papers in New Hampshire will support Breckinridge, to wit; the Portsmouth Gazette, the Dover Sentinel, the Concord Standard and the Manchester Democrat. at Correspondence of the Boston Traveler. Highly Important from Syria. A Terrible Civil War—Sizty Villages Burnt—Wholesale Butchery of Men Women and Children—The American Missionaries Safe. BEIRUT, Syria, June 6, 1860. Syria is now the scene of one of the most sanguinary conflicts ever enacted in this laud, which has ever been the battle field of tbe old world, and Mount Lebanon is now one vast funeral pile. Druses and Christians, numbering hun dreds of thousands, are now engaged in wholesale murder, arson and pillage, in which fiendish work tbey are aided by Turks, Moslems, Arabs, aud the people known as tbe Metawalies. From my window last week I counted from twenty to thirty burning villages up on the mountain a miles from Beirut, from whence the flash of musketry may easily be seen, and the volleys heard one after an other in rapid succession, as they echo through the valleys. The dying and the dead aie brought daily in the town in large numbers, and the widows and the orphans may be seen in great crowds weeping and wailing about the streets. The barbarity of this war is truly shock ing. Men, women and children aro over taken while fleeing for refuge and without arms, and ruthlessly slaughtered while praying for quarter. Ihe Christians have thus far suffered most terribly. Their villages have been burned, their crops destroyed, and great numbers have been brutally murdered, while the Druses, who are belter warriors and far more courageous, are assisted by the Turks, Moslem and Metawalies, and up to this timo have proved successful. ihe bloody war which is waged on both. sides as a war of extermination, has its ori gin in religious and political causes. The Christians and Druises hale each other with a deadly .hatred on account of tbe differ ence in their religious faith and tbe Chris tians bates the Druses with a special ha because the Druises in a great many of the mountain Christian districts feudal chiefs and rulers over the Christian or Maronite and Greek Catholic villages. The more immediate causes of the war may be traced to the blood feuds existing between Druse and Christian tribes. Last summer at Bail Marri a quarrel arose when threatened to precipitate a war in which the Maronite Christians were victorious, having repulsed the Druses, killing forty more, while their own loss was less than one-third of that number. Although peace was then de clared, the Druses have since assassinated every Christian who came in their way, with an evident determination to make the number of the Maronite loss equal to that of the Druses. This aroused the Chris tians, and so exasperated them that they raaue an auacK upon several Druse vil lages. At first they were successful, but relying upon their numbers, tbey neglected to ap point leaders or to form any plan for the campaign; consequently, the Druises ral lied under their warrior chiefs, and burned every Maronite and Greek Christian vil lage wuuin tneir reacn. ibe provisional authorities pronounced the invading party the Christians to be rebels, and the Governor General proceeded with all his available force to the mountains, and brought bis cannon to bear upon the Chris tians, checking them at every turn, while the Druses, aided by the soldiery, carry on their work of pillage and murder in a man ner shameful even to a North American Indian. The American missionaries in Mount Lebauon have been greatly exposed, but as yet have suffered ouly for the want of pro visions. - . t Upon breaking out of the war, Mr. Con sul Johnson sen: guards for their protec tion, and m some cases provisions. Some of the families ot the Mission have come down to Beirut under an escort furnished by the Gonsul, and others are daily ex pected. JNo personal danger to the Amer icans in Mount Lebanon is apprehended, as tbey are well known and well protected, but iheir work is stopped by tbe war, their houses become asylums for tho wounded and the fearful; in fact tbey are crowded out by the people who seek their protec tion ; for, wherever tbe American flag is seen waving on the housetop, the people Hock in great numbers for admission. The humanity shown by the Americans in Beirut to the wounded, the homeless, and the starving refugees from the moun tains, will long be remembered by the na tives of the country. ina American mission premises are crowded day and night by women and children crying for bread, which they re ceive witu comfort and consolation from tbe American Missionaries. It has beeu estimated at the British Consulate tbat about sixty villages have been burned. It is believed that the Lu- ropeaa powers will now interfere in behalf the Christians of Syria, ana relieve then from tbe Turkish yoke. A correspondent of the N. Y. World, writing from Beirut, June 2d, says: The war is one of the most fiendish and bloody civil wars ever known in Mt. Leb anon. About the 1 5th of May three Druzes were . assassinated near Sidon ; in less than forty-eight hours four Maronites (Christians) were murdered near Jezzin, east of Sidon.- . Then followed assassina tions of Druzes and Maronites near Beirut and on the Damascus road, led on by a blacksmith named Tannos, tbe Maronite clergy having seleoted him as the leader. The American consul in Beirut, J. A. Johnson, Esq., sent a janizary and a gov ernment guard to all of the Americans in Mount Lebanon, with orders to tbe district governor to protect the Americans by all means. In Abein the people nockod to house of Mr. Calhoun, the missionary that place for safety. They were allow ed to do this at their own risk. As the houses of foreigners are generally respec in times of war, they are apt to become magazines of the property of the people. In all tbe -region south of Beirut, the village governors are Druzes, while about a all of for in or giu one half of the peoplo are christians. The Druze governors are thus dependent on tbe industry of the christains for their own revenues, and use every means to win their favor, and they know well that a general war would destory not only the christians houses, but also those of the Druzes, and thus bring ruin upon the whole country. Self-interest thus prompted them to use every means to pruveti' war. ' On Saturday night there was an awful stillness over ihe whole mountain. The most' of the peoplo spent a sleepless night, with their guns loaded. Early on Sunday morning all of the Protestants of Abeih came to Mr. Calhoun to ask his advice. They expected war, but did not wish to fight on either side. What should they do? He sent thein to Kassim Beg, the Druze governor of the village, who is a man of decidedly peaceful disposition, and the Beg requested them to take retuge iu the premises of the American mission. At ten o'clock the sludeuts of the sum inary, and the little Pro'.cslant community assembled in the chapel for divine worship. Alter the m vocal iod, ihe Hist psalm was read, together with the 8th chapter of Romans, and ever word seemed written for the occasion. Anxiety, fear and nervous excitement were depicted on every counten ance, and the sweet soothing words of the psalmist, were like oil on the troubled wa ters. After the reading came tho prayer, and just as it was concluded, a man came running by the chapel, screaming for some friend who was within. This startled every person present, but noue left tho house. The hymn was then read iu Arabic, a trans lation of "My faith looks up. to Thee;" and iust as the preacher was reading the words, "When griefs around me spread, be Thou my guide, a loud shout, followed by tbe discharge of twenty guns, started every one to his feet. Every face turned pale, and in a moment not one person re mained in tbe chaple. Ihe whole popula- ion were running to and fro, women and children screaming and crowding to the house 'of Mr. Calhoun. One roan had been killed, and parties of armed Druzes were marching about, singing their fien aisn war song, whieo is stiil ringing in ray ears as I write. As soon as the truth was known, there were more quiet. It seems the firing was only a salute to the begs, by the people of a neighboring village, and a Druze hearing it, and supposing the war had begun, shot the first chiistian he met. Fifty of the leading Maronite men of the village fled at once to sea-shorc, a fight took place half a mile below, the christian village of Ain Rufeal was burned by Dm zees of Aratnoon, and there was a general alarm. The begs sent around word to as sure us of safety ; but it wr.s evident all day that trouble was not far off On Monday and Tuesday ihe war went on in earnest, lannoos beg moved for ward bis disordered forces toward the south from Dog river, and on Tuesday night reached Babda, southeast of Beirut. On Wednesday morning the Druzes rushed down from tbe mountains, drove back the Christians, burned the villages of Babda, El Hadeth, and Wady Shehroor, and rent the air with shouls of triumph. To tbe east, the Christians burned in all thir teen Druze villages. On Thursday morn iug we left Abeih for Beirut, via Suk El Gharb, taking with us from the latter place Miss Temple ono of the teach ers of ihe female boarding school, wilh nine of tho girl.-, aud nearly a hun dred of the poor villagers followed in our train, to have the protection of the compa ny of Franks and guards in escaping from the mountain. To the north, in the Metir district, the war was raging violently as we came down the mountain. Near El Hadeih the rocks were stained wilh the blood of tbe Druz wounded the day be fore. We reached Beirut just after sunset, grateful enough to hnve escaped. Mr. Bliss and family came down to-day (Sat urday,) and Dr. Thompson has just started for Abeih and Deirel Komr to bring down Mr. Bird aud Mr. Calhoun and their fami lies. They aro now well and safe, but the consul wishes all Americans to leave the mountain at such a lime as this. Nearly fifty villages and hamlets have been burn ed, and the work is still going on. The Pasha of Beirut has gone up to Khan Med airej witu an army ; but is saia to be si ding with the Druzes against the christians, ne regards ine latter as rebels, ou ac count of beginning the war. The French flag has been insulted and a Frenchman killed, and the French fleet is expected hero on Sunday June 3. A thousand reports are in circulation about tho iiiteutious of the French, and they may have designs on Seria. In Mount Lebanon there is almost famine men are living on wheat which they rub between their hands. Many vill ages have not an ounce of floor, and the roads arecut off by the war. Hundreds have already died by the sword, but inoro will die of famine, if this imbecile govern ment allows this fiendish war to go on. Assure your readers that tbe Americans safe and sound. Missionary work is, course chiefly intcropted. If is time earnest prayea, on the pnrt of christians America, for this desolated land, and may the Lord cause it to result in tbe fur therance of bis kingdom. o Political News. The Detroit Free Press said that Judge Dixon of Wisconsin, who was last spring eieciea to ine supreme Court of tbe State, come out for Douglas. The Madison (Wiscousin) Journal says it has Judge Dixon's own authority for saying he will vote for Lincoln and Hamlin. Tbe Breckigridge men in Missouri have nomi nated candidates of their own for Govern and Lieut. Governor. Both the Sena tors, Green and Phelps, have come out for Breckenridge. The N. Y. Journal of Com merce comes out for Breckinridge The Jackson Democratic Association of Wash ington, an organization that dates its ori- from the first election of General Jackson, which has finally, under the operation of the Douglas and Breckinridge quarrel, been disbanded. This was the most efficient political organization in the Union. er "I tle ed. Correspondence of the N. Y. Tribune. From Egypt. Prospects of Douglas in Illinois. KENDALLSVILLE, June 18, 1860. A few days since, I had occasion to vis it Fulton Co.. Illinois, and a person whom I wished to see living twenty miles from ibe lailroad, I lei ft the road at E., procured a horse and buggy, and drove over a beau tiful prairie, on which were many finely cullivaled farms, with good fences, or chards, convenient farm-buildings, and tasteful dwellings. Upon inquiry I found that this vicinage was settled by people from New-Englaud, who had brought with them-their native enterprise aud thrift, and had, in comparatively few years, subdued and improved ihis "raw prairie" and made it one of the most beautiful localities in the State, dolling it well wilh country schoolhouses, which continually remind the traveler tbat education is a peculiar insti tution of the North, always cherished and prelected by the New-England emigrant. As I proceeded, 'inland," the change in the improvements gave undoubted evidence of a change in the inhabitants, and I found "Egypt" settled and inhabited by em igrants from the sunny South. Tbe roads, farms, buildings, all semed intima tely related to iheir Egyptian possessors with whom Democracy is the prevail inor denomination, and rifle-whiskey the spirit of the party, and the "peculiar insti tution of the country." With some little difficulty I found the residence of the man I sought, and found his dwelliug to be of "Egyptian architecture, about sixteen feet square, containing two apartments, one above the other, connected by a rough lad der by which the inmates ascended and des cended as the occasion required. The hus band and father of the family was absent, but the wife and mother was silting in tbe lower room, the ouly furniture of which was a table, three chairs, a bed, a corner cubboard, and a cannon stove. The moth- er was giving nurse to one-half of a pair of twins, sixteen months old, and was herself nursing the short ratan-stem of a huge earthen tobacco pipe, filling the room with such an offensive odor, as only a dirty old pipe and strong tobacco can do. She was evidently a representative woman of the Egyptian type, "ferocious," and forty, with a (ace having more breadth man leogtn, spotted with russet colored moles, from which issued a crisp growth of black hair, Her eye brows were heavy, black, and brist- Iv, and formed a continuous lino like an osage orange hedge untrained and untrim- ed, from one temple to the other, and the brief space bwlween this line and the hair of her head was distinctly marked by three wrinkles, winch care or carlesscess had written there. Her bosom, where the child was luxuriating, was "ample and un- confined," displaying a lacteal capacity far beyond what Solomon, in all his wisdom, could have asked for his unfortunate sister, of whom ho so pathetically speaks Can ticles viii., b. tier dress was ealico, once indigo blue, now greatly changed by wear and tear, and, and, according to the doc- nne of coincidence, well adapted to tbe tastes and habits of its possessor. It was open in front, describing a half-circle from one shoulder, dropping to the waist and thence rising to the olher, leaving tbe nur sery free of access to the twins whenever I inclination and the will of the mother per muted them, l lie outer unit ot tbe pair of twins was sitting at the mother s feet, lugging at her dress. Near the stove, seat ed on the floor, were two girls from four teen to sixteen years of age, who, from their dress, form, and features, were evi dently offshoots from the parent stock, in heriting the mother's manners, intelligence, aud beauty. 1 inquired for Mr. J- "My Bob, I suppose you mean." said the wife. "Wal, Bob has gone to London to frame a building for Jim Powers the black- suuin. "can you direct me so 1 can nnd il 3" I asked. "Then you are not acquain ted in these parts! was the reply. "Wal, go right on here past uilmon s and old Jemmy Moore's and keep on till you go past Carters and old-man Millers and on by Sam Millar's and then take the London road and go right there." Can vou de scribe Sam Miller's so that I will know where t leave this road I" I inquired. "Go till vou cross the bridge," said a voice M..g, o". -vo from above. Looking upward to the chara- her floor I saw a large knot-hole, through which a nose protruded and an eye was bis down on me. "Come down here, you hussy, and put this young'un to bed," said the mother, with an upward glance at the occupant of tbe knot-bole. Then turn ing to me, said : "Yes, go on till you cross ine ormge, men turn to tbe right and you can't miss the way. The girl from above came down tue ladder and took tbe nursing ctuld, which was now asleep and laid it on the bed. Then the mother took up the other, and turning to me, and said: UCfr.anA. I .'. . :.. 1 , , IT I ...gc, iu.j am -cap en. ion snow my Bob is a right pert polly turner and has named this'uu Douglas, and you'd better neve no s one on em. Uld square ixck- ey says he looks just like him, an' if he 111? ... I At- V 1 I has any chance he'll make as smart a man as ue is, oee it you ioiuk lie iooks nne 1. o. ; . L L 1 1 I. . - I him, said she, at the same time attempt- log 10 raise uis neaa irora uer oosom. , 1 I I I I 1 But Dug not wishing to be thus disturbed held on wilh bis sharp teeth, which fairly raised ine oiu woman irora uer seal 10 me i middle of the room, and another twitch of i.i 1, 1. . .1 I the child's head severed the connection be- tween them. "Oh ! lake tbe brat, Sal. See bow tbe cuss has bit me, saia me molber. Sal took the bathed the wounded breast in whisky, anl whe i tranquillity was fully restored, again appealed to me: '.What do you I do think of him. now f ain't he an old 'un!" certainily think him a remarkable child, and if be lives be will make his mark in tbe world," said I. "He has now, the lit cuss,' saia nis mower, pointing to me wound. una, -ana i u mase my marc on oim. Sal, bring that brat here, quick !" she roar ' But pride and a mother's love tri umphed over her pain and anger, aud she placed the child on the uninjured bosom J a by we I' j-e jt 0r at sea pjja ct.y. a of ems ems. long to ley ,11 to the will Mas. and resumed her' praise' he's a leetle the smartest child I ever had. Last Sunday the folks were- in talking over the election matters. - You-' see, .my Bob is a Douglas, man and when Douglas is elected, is to have the Post-OflSce. An or'nary Buchanan man has it now, but will be sent a kiting soon as the 'lection is over. When Douglas is elected Square Lockey lav to petition for us and put iu that we hire! named our boy after him and that J - is a faithful friend of the President, quali fied and entitled to the office. Wal, when they were all here we fed our little Dug some whisky, and oh ! you ought to sea the cuss act. The Square said, "Twas like old Dug exactly.' Stranger, you're a Dem ocrat, I reckon ; step up to the cubboard and help yourselp-to the licker." ' "Thank you, I never use it." . "What V said she, "a Democrat, and don't take whisky; then you can't be a Douglas man.9 Then, cast-"" iog a piercing look on me, she said in a low tone of voice, "Stranger, you have been' drawing me on all this time; what are you P I replied, "I don't belong- to any political party, do not vote or attend elec tions." Don't take whisky, vote, or 'tend elections; you must be a forlorn cuss, and more's the pity, for you," said she. Hav ing thus received the disgust and pity of tbe -mother of the miniature of Dooglas,' I bade her farewell, and went iu search of her husband, satisfied that Douglas is sura of a strong support in Egypt if he secures E. H. The Druzes and the Maronites. 'oltcn' ,u 1"" "K" ou"w wU iueo g?rnment that over Syria is, and he and. party exwmenfed much dangw andm looking con"ence through the laxity of Turkish These terms occur in the news from Syria, The Druzes spelled also Druses' are a strange people, comprising a part of the motley mass of Syria in Turkey-ia-: Asia. They are a religions sect so we read of peculiar tenets. The name Dm-, zes, being their popular appellation, is. derived from one of their early leaden Drusi who lived centuries since; but this title is disclaimed by them as a stigma. Thev are Unitarians: that is. believe in the unity of God. Their mediator is a being called Hamsa, who combines the functions of Jesus and Mohammed. Thev believe in the transmigration of souls, and that at the begining the world had its perfect form, when myriads of beings, male and female, large and small, young and old,' were created in fixed number, and no mora ' souls have since been created. They do not divulge their rites ; they neither fast nor pray. Their language is Arabic; they are frugal, hospitable, have great love of country, great pride of birth, and 'utterly1 hate all other religions. Deceit between' comardes is lasting shame, cowardice never forgotten, while success is the measure of worth and defeat disgrace. Their leaders1 often contend with each other, but all the' tribes implicity follow a common leader when an outside enemy appears. Marriage' is respected, and menogamy prevails. At their meetings; when infidels what we would call outsiders are present, , the Koran or Christian Scriptures are read,, and their own religious books read after the infidels have left. . , The Druzes inhabit the Lebanon moun tains. - They are even more a pecular people than tbe Jews; they are rarely eon-' verted ; they marry only within their own' race; adhere tenaciously to tradition; and refuse to reveal their cherished secrets. They are stigma'tized as infidels and as robbers; yet observe honor, and social vir tues. They are not idolators, are less fit- . natical than surrounding sects, and do not' attempt to proselyte. They are the sub-' jects of the Sultan of Turkey.1 Between the Druzes and the Maronites deadly enmity has long existed. The, Maronites so called from Maron, a leader among them centuries since are Chris tains, as the term is there known. Their church is similar to the old Greek churchy and, while retaining their peculiarities, the have given in adhesion to the Pope, hence are Roman Catholics, altheugo der ical celibacy is not one of their tenets. They originally sprang from a society of Monks in and about Mount Lebanon, and inhabit that portion of Syria in common with the Druzes. Tbe warfare between these two sects has been allowed to go on the Turkish Goverment, which is very weak and inefficient. Our correspondents Dr. Seeley of this city, in one of bis ..... - ., ... V--J L- : VI- rule-. f r; oeelfy " J" ,88a ujvuiu mivia vuu iiiiwi gvwuca vt utvu now have accounts. Had he stayed longer the result might have been mora seriousthan a bullet through his had. . News. Th fnnt Hollev fN. JJ. Mirror that a wife of and old man living at . that tensed him for a mesa of dams. . ... .... borrowed a wheelbarrow and wneeiea forty miles to the sea side, bought two hundred clams and eat all but forty on the Sk Way home. On returning after a four davs absence his wife enouired the reason his coin" so far for what could be got bis own door, tie saia ne weui to iae . . . . . . 1 . . l . . B;da to get them fresh and good. n II . 1 fjnttaragus jtepuoiKan says mat a child was supposed to bave died on Sun- and it funeral took place on Mondays afternoon, as uis carta reii on ue coma feeble cry was heard. The coffin ' was . I. . . L . (t . 1 n. taken up and opened, when a ' shriek' "mother burst from the hps of the re- susciUted child. A trial of speed at CN. C. Herald for a silver One of the compositors set 1452 in the hour, and another set 1378 xbe proof of the lattsi took to correct that the prise was awarded tbe former, a young compositor named Herbert C. Armstrong. The Iro Vat (Ohio) Ezprts contains the following advertisement: Notice is hereby give, to gentlemen (and those who are not) not gentlemen (and I insult roe. bv word, look or actions, oa streets or. elsewhere. If they do, I kill them, as I always go armed. A. C. Tttios.