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? if If J. CASKET, Editor and Proprietor. OFFICE Washington Street, Third Door South of Jackson. TERMS One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Adrance ..vol. 5. MILLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1861. NO. 25. Business Cards. . P.ELLISON". M. B. D I SILT A. ELLISON & DeSJXVA, raonuxToas or iss Ellison House. Jackaoa Strse MILLERSBURG. OHIO. ""Lo"'" i860 KH TATLOB, AJU-OB, U. E. STEINBACHER & C0.v produce & Commission Dealers is Dm, ba, IH M SaH fki, Wtie uJ Water L'sK, fe, it, It, PUKCHAHKK8 OF Wheat, Bye, Corn, Oats, Seeds, Dried Fruits, Butter, Eggs, Woof, tc XI. 31. SPEIGLE, Agent, BAKER & WHOLF, .Forwarding and Commission JTIJH IIC . .VTS, A VP PEALEK8 IX SALT FISH, PLASTER, WHITE AND WATER LIME. PUBCBASns OF FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE, CORN, OATS, CLOVER AND TIMOTHY SEED, ALSO, Butter, Eggs, Lard, Tallow and all kinds of Dried Fruits. WAREHOUSE, MILLERSBURG, O. Sept. 18, 1856 4t J. 6. BIGHAM, M. D. PHYSICIAN & SDRGEON. 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A WAITS, harlng parebaaed Worly aad Judaoa'. improiM Bewinr Maehtao, is rtill en hand U wait ea the public in hi. line la the way of a f annetiwa . OTJ " agent tor aaid Machine, aad eaareotm aaendtt aa the bert now inane, for all purposes. CALL AND SEE IT OPERATE. Abore Joe. Carey'i Auction Boom, ept. L18o(L asroS. A. WilT8. Fashionable Tailoring AS. LOWTHEB u carrying on the a tailoring business in all its various branches in Rooms over MCI VANE'S STORE. His experience and taste enables him to ren der general satisfaction to those fur whom he does work, and he hopes by industry and close application to business to receive a liberal share of patronage. . ALL WORK 18 WARRANTED. His prices ara aa low as it is possible for man to live at. Millersburg, lt60 n41tf. a i S 7 a a Sir np of as Sir the his est Business Cards. Poetry. HYMN. BY GEORGE MORRIS. BY GEORGE MORRIS. I God Eternal. Source of all In thia wondrous world we see. Oa Thy name I humbly coll. Look ia mercy down on me. II Guide my waad'riag step aright. Teach me lo obey Thy will. Guard me ia the silent Bight, the defend me (lilL III Wbra the storm of life is past, Aad the calm of death is come, Oh, be with me to the last. Take trusting spirit home. IV Lead me to thy courts above , Thronged by a celestial host. Glorious Trinity of Love. Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Miscellaneous. [From the Clinton (III.) Transcripts.] SINGULAR ROMANCE IN REAL LIFE. Adventures of an English Lord- Truth Stranger than Fiction. Many of our readers will doubtless rec ollect a young man named John N. Fen- wick, who resided in this place durmg the year 1858, and who, at different times, was employed by toe editor of this paper, Mr. Sackelt, druggist, and lastly by Mr. James Stansbury, Clerk of our County Court, who bad him engaged writing in his office. He was a smart, active, intelli gent lad, and gave unmistakable token of one that bad been well reared. He told several persons that he was the son of a lord that he bad been kidnapped from England and sent to this country, and that if' he had his just rights, he would be en joying life and affluence in his ancestral halls in .Northumberland, England. His statement, however, was generally disbe lieved although everybody with whom he was acquainted gave it as their opinion that there was something similarly con nected with the lad in his past history. i be facts in the case, which we have since learned from uudisputed authority, are about as follows: Some time in the rear 1837, Sir John N. Fen wick, (the father of the lad alluded to,) while engaged in a snooting expedi tion on the Cumberland Hills, was thrown by his horse, and conveyed to the humble cottage of a poor clergyman near by, with shattered ankle. 1 be clergyman was a widower, with an only child a beautiful daughter just budding into womanhood, wbo attended to toe household duties of their humble home, and cheered the declin ing yers of her venerable parent. Sht was unremitting in ber kind attentions to r.oble guest, and seldom left bis tiedside un til be bad entirely recovered. To make the matter short, Sir John fell in love with the young lady, and proposed to her. In reply, Clara (for that was ber name) told her noble suitor that she loved him in re turn, but that she would not leave her fath er, but would remain with her kind parent and lend a solace to his declining years. They parted, after exchanging the lovers' usual tokens. With many a row and locked embrace. Their partiug was full tender, And pledging oft to meet again, Tbev tore themselves asunder. In the autumn-of the same year the mild and mellow English autumn fit time, indeed, for the exit of so pare a soul from its earthly casket, the spirit of the venera ble pastor winged its flight to the eternal realms of bliss beyond the skies The marriage was simple and unostenta tious the ceremony being performed in private by a curate, in order lo escape the ridicule of the bridegroom s haughty rela tives and Clara Seymour became the bride of Sir John North Fen wick of Fen wick Hall. Tbey made the tour of the Continent, and due time returned to Eng land, when she presented her husband with boy, (the subject of our present sketch.) John's relatives, instead of contumely and reproach, pretended to greatly admire Lady fen wick, and gratulated him on bis excelent choice. Two of bis sisters took their sesidence in Fenwich Hall, and while pretending unbounded aneclion for their victim, were daily and hourly enga ged by malicious and artful tales in poison T i t?:i.' i.: :r ug wiu i tun n-k a iiiiiiu nguun uio wild Poor Clara, all this time, being unaware the cruel, unrelenting and treacherous course pursued toward her Lord F. be boming more and more morose and odd to every day, and she, unaware of the true canse, attributed to the seeming fact that be regretted having united with one humble as she. In the meanwhile, the boy reached the age of seventeen. suddenly, oue day, those female bends threw uff the mask, and in the presence of John accused her of the most horrible crimes, and alleged that bis wife confessed that ber son was the fruit of an illicit amour between herself and a certain French Count to whom she was introdu ced by ber husband whilst they were so journing in Venice during the honeymoon. www The lightning does not rift the tallest oak quicker than did this rude shock prostrate Lady Clara. She swooned 1' And Sir John strode madly from the Hall, and bis heart and brain on tire. He gave direc tions to his heartless sisters to have her and "accused brat" expelled immediately from the Hall. He then threw birasell on horse and eallopped madly to the near seaport, and immediately embarded for Continent. Of coarse the unfeeling sisters were not long in executing bis brother's command. Lady Clara and hereon wue immediately driven forth, although suffering from de lirium, and conveyed by the servants to the nearest inn. These villainous women bad at length accomplished their vile pur pose, which was to keep the magnificent property within their grasp; for tbey could not brook the idea that one whom tbey re garded as the offspring of an humbly-born young female, for whom their brother had in - conceived an affection, should ever succeed to the proud title and broad lands of their father. Thus it will be seen that villainy and treachery In um lied for the time being, Prtir friar lav at Uia viIlnorA inn ravine from the effects of brain fever, where she was daily visited by Captain Edward 0'- Neil a gallant warm hearted Irish gentle- man of lbe Ennisskilien drasoons, who was at that time quartered in that vicinity, He became acquainted with Lady Clara at Fenwick Hall. When she became sufficiently recovered, be opportune! ner with burning eloquence . . . . to eo with him to his estates in Galway, Ireland. After many importunities she at length yielded, for ber husband s cold and harsh treatment had utterly obliterated all the love she ever felt for him. She would not, however, consent that ber boy should accompany tbem. Luckily, she had in her possession, besides her jewels, two thousand pounds. Accompanied by O'Neil, she proceeded to Liver- pool, where she placed her son on board the steamer Adriatic, which was about lo sail for New York giving him directions to seek a cousin of hers, named Somerville, a wealthy planter in the interior of Texas. She gave bim one thousand pounds, and bidding him an affectionate and tearful farewell, they parted forever ! She accompanied the Captain to his es tate on the coast of Galway, where they were privately married. Her health fail ing, her husband took her to the South of t ranee in order lo recuperate ber shattered nerves. Captain U Aeu dearly loved the yet beautiful (Jlara. www After a short and pleasant voyage, our young bero arrived in tbe Empire City wuere ne immediately look passage in a steamer bound for Galvaston, Texas. On arriving there he purchased a beautiful In dinn pony, and by adhering to the direc tions given him by a merchant of that place, who was acquainted with his rela tive, he reached his cousin's ranche on the ninth day of his journey. On discovering who he was, and learning his strange and eventful history, his cousin received him with unbounded kindness and affection. His relative was lhe owner of two thousand acres of excellent land, fifty negroes, and numerous heards of cattle; he was married to an amiable and intelligent American lady, and his household was gladdened by ihe'oresenca of his beautiful damrhter Eslella. He spent his lime most happily and agreeably on the ranche for about six months devoting his time to hunting, fishing, and rambling over the flower- bespangled prairies with his charming rel ative, Estella, with whom, it is almost unnecessary to say, our young hero fell deeply in love. He was suddenly awakened from his dreamsof happiness and pleasure.one night, by a startling and unwelcome intelligence that the Camanches and a large parly of Mexican guerrillas were bearing down lo attack lbe ranche. AH hands were imme diately mustered to repel the blood-thirsty marauders; lbe defenders numbered seven white men (including our hero and bis bis cousin) and twenty negroes that at tacking party,guerri!)asand Indians, num bered over six hundred. The attack com menced almost immediately the assail ants discharged showers of arrows and es- copeiie-Dalls at tbe defenders, wbo were stationed in the building, which, however, did little or no execution tbe defenders replying with their death-dealing rifles, jcaiiii" mica, causing many tawny savage and Mexican mrKin n kil. Ih. Hn.l Knl i-a-a . . . . But why prolong this fearful scene ! Suffice it to say that UIUU B.U BJI.ru WUU UU3B, AJ IA M nil III UlllllV I . that the ranche was carried by storm after a desperate resistance, and every person I 1 1 . .v,.t , imaie ana lemaiei outcnered, except our hero, who was taken prisoner, and convey' ed lo Mexico by the Indians, after plunder ing and burning the ranche. Our hero shed many bitter tears over the unhappy late ot bis darling Kstella, and kind and generous relatives. He remained a prisoner about three months, and strange to say, although closely watched, was not subjected to any cruel treatment. Une day tbe tribe, whose captive be was, started out on a maraud ing expedition, leaving him in the charge of a powerful Indian. He was the very savage who had scalped and tomahawked bis beautiful Kslellal lhe Indian indulg ing freely in tolgue, soon fell asleep. It was but the work of a moment for our hero to nnsheath the scalping knife from the belt of tbe sleeping savage and plant it in bis hart. ,stalla was avenged! Seizing the Indians' rifle and .munition, ha atari: ed of in a northerly direction, and in three days reached the Rio Grande, where he found a ennoe and crossed, and soon reach- ed Brownsville, Texas. Here he met three Texan drovers, who wara.lmnt tn .i.M -JiK .n ..ninonc Jma of cattle to Carlinville. Macouoin Coutv. this State. Being short of hands, they frrA i 1.;,. i,;m ;,k ik .Ja ,w - help them drive. Rendered destitute by being deprived of everything by the ma rauders, he gladly accepted their offer and went. Arriving at.Carlinvill, he determined to return to England, and boldly proclaim bis rights. Accordingly be took the cars for lhe East. While traveling on the New York and Erie Railroad, be fell in wilb a noble-hearted farmer, named Preston F. Sappington, of Point Isabel, this county, bo induced bun to return with bim to Clinton, for the purpose of studying law with Mr. li. Welilou. Uur bero, however, disliked the profession, and as he have stated above, was employed in this office, by Mr. backelt, and lately by Mr. Stans bury. While here during the October term of the Circuit Court, he stated his case lo Hon. Abraham Lincoln, wbo immediate ly wrote to the British Consul at Chicago. 1 wo day afterwards, lbe British Con- sul, Hon. Mr. Wilkins, arrived in ibis place, Alter ii.icuiuiiii; iu i cuniia a siory, ana I r. i:. - ? i ' .... i i having a long consultalation with Messrs. Lincoln ana oiansoury, ne iooe Dim to . i . , . , . i Chicago, and employed him in his office, In the meantime, the Consul wrote to England, making inquires in regard lo Sir John Fenwick, but could only hear that ' I I , . A 1 I T a i. in C C un S- fti.-.TT09? v l lbe an "Ue of and pipe-sticks late nnd rial be urai to . one lar ter had so deeply wronged. She imme- diately confessed that tbe lale they had invented to blast the reputation of Lady but couldnot ascertain the precise spot The Prince of Wales while traveling in this country, it will be recollected, stopp- H in rhu.iw, Tk-.. il,A Pnncnl intr.-w duced our hero to the Prince, who became convinced of the truth of his statement. He accompanied the Prince in his tour through the United State, and went with bim to England. On arriving in England, our young hero proceeded immediately to his ancestral Hall, where he was informed by the ser- . - vants that one of his aunts, wbo had cans- ed him and his mother so much trouble and unhappiness, was now on ber death- bed, attended by her brother Sir John Fenwick. He entered the chamber of death! The ehastly visage of the dv- ing woman became still irhasllier, when ---, - C"S t-uiedMiv.. ' she beheld the boy whom she and her sis- Clara and ruin his and her innocent son was without foundation that Clara was a good and true wife nntil they drove her away and spurned her. Lord Fenwick folded his long lost son to his heart, and shed tears of joy over bim. The woman died in a few moments after making the confession. Her sister is at present the in- mate of a convent, and strives to atone for her black-hearted treachery by fasting, penitence and prayer. In quite, sequestered vale, near a sweet little village, in Province in the south of France, is two graves, over which is placed a sinole main, whim tomlwtonfl. on whirh is engraved the following simple inscription : he was traveling on the Continent, l I SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN EDWARD O'NEIL AND HIS DEAR WIFE, CLARA. Sweet and simple memento! may they I . rii m j.. ., .,i 1a w. nm. anst tail . t . u y n, -Huiciu. Clara died of consuption a short time rf cL-1 Mfii 1 r.rirctiono A c-ltvf t i"rv f.. UV alV'BP1' n.nrenona"y insult- 3 . At. y II a s.l f.UJ0.v.nu. ouv. eu ITenKa amcer' " u,cn ,ea 10 cnr.nenge -uiey mei ana wugni wiw smnn sworac. ine cornea, was aesperate ami prolonged, '""7 were Dln spienoia sworasmen. O JSeil at length stretched his antagonist ....v ... auu D iu uia lid lace Of I lo tunl .nrl K n n o K.n a ,i I.... resilience moriaiiy wounaea. rrevious to his death, he gave directions to be buried with his wife, in lhe manner stated above. IT 1 Ml ( naiing no neirs ot ins own, lie willed his immense and valuable estate to his wife's son, John N. Fenwick. .1. .nn,. r.lnrl r :.i tt ii ... . . wu, ruuuK menu ia uuw lu xcuniwa uiaii, tas ine following letter sent lo us will testify,) living in ease and affluence, receiung all the care and kindness lavisb- ea upon mm oy a now anecuonaie lamer J t ? T - . 1 bo you may imagine my feelings at present. mose persons in bunion, WHO doubled my statement, and ridiculed me, I j .i: t . . iuiio uu uuaiuu leeillitrs. i enieriain sieep tranquilly, ine sou soumem wina with a mornful cadence through toward the people of Clinton a lively feel- of gratitude for the their many kind- ness and favors. To Robert Lewis, Esq., luesireyou io return my most sincere thanks. Tell him I still have those boots . ,., . I . n-g"'er wni iue till nun irnm iinHnn inntiAir r-nn 1 1 5"'" "v,u vy.iniiv.r vcuuv.,w mini keep in remembrance of tbem, and my once humble condition in life. "My best regards to my ever good friend, Mr. otansbury, to whom I send in your a r . a . . package a breastpin. My love lo Mrs. and lhe children. I have many times, since I left your roof, thought of them, and longed to see them. - 1 he package I send you, 1 hope will entirely clear you of debt, and make you independent in life. "leu ai. Eiacktoru i will send bam a splendid Mauton fowling-piece, by tbe next steamer. He has my likeness which I would be glad to have left, with Miss Julia . "Yonrs, as ever, "John North Fen wick, Bart.1 Reader, we have done. 1 not "truth stranger than fiction!" T3 TJ . W 1 .1 . i . I dis ciaot. a rrencn genueman, totally acquainted with our language, being I . ju"g - uu " " sui coin- Pl'men.ts,n,Ba passed, seated himself beside ul" J"S . w'"goeprivea " ,' ..uwc,Cr .rat. iue "T " lT. ""1 J, -r,, C J . '"f1 " W'Vch T" f,r h french word ""T 7V "na,!gan B,ss,ne ner,l n,,r,h of lbe wbo18 company. The consernifincfl waa. t it fha ariiaa rsma In unananimous determination never to say i asy" to a t renchman. The Duke of Brabant has sent to the Sultan a magnificent gold and silver vase Flemish workmanship, worth $50,000, far exceeding the value rf the jeweled presented to tbe Duke, on his visit lo Constantinople, by lbe Sultan, about which so many ill-natured re marks were made. This splendid gift was accompanied by autograph letters from King Leopold and the Duke lo his Impe Majesty. XSrThe Charleston correspondent of the York Post, in a letter of 10th mst. says: borne of our young fellows are said to gelling a little tired of soldering. I beard a story to-day of tbe captain of a country regiment remonstrating witn a certain of his men who manifested a nat- DUi sun innumissiuie uesire lo return . . -n . .j :. -i.i. j . . their homes, familes or sweet harts, by ... , .... - i . levelling a revolver at ine bead of the most affectionately inclined. And to day there was talk of a German regiment a'l of the forts almost in munity for simi- reasons. ' I I I in l t.-..-.-i. or I do I we ted has so 24 ana nail-mile, "l ness his with 7ih been were can she him they mile neck ent been ed fore for [From the Winchester. KY., National Union Friday, January 25th. The Union Sentiment in Kentucky. —Strong Talk. they want tbe questions to go before the Fop'e. nJ let tbem speak upon it before lhe .resort to tLe ,ast direful remedy of rev- get all the glorious memories of the past, and lhe hopes of the future, cut loose from I them against! Will the disunionists in ing vade us for not following lhem! Will iv e publish oiagomu s message tnis corning, ine mosnmporiani taeas in me Message ,lsne c",ng .0,.??n Ten aeciare tveotney out ot me un- 2d Arming the State. The 1st is the P""100"1 wea, and for which the ex- t eany uneonw "" ana revolutionary, uo the pec- P.le df ,re "i"8' P lbe7 des,re t0CMt rnA t mm ifta l niAwa anf F.a a .-I "'"" "uu ' PP0" toe "P.11. f revolution with uul " F'." " ua PP w Pahcally do not; they have not lost all hope that the quesUons now disturbing us cannot be settled in the Union honorably .11 . . i . io an sections ot tue count. y; true tbey u.ave oul "u,e nop6 trom lue P"llclans I ...... - . - .... - '"l'n d g'v themselves up soul and fcout', '"n to be dragged uitli- er and lhlth,ri 8 su 3 tu,nk fit. We are toId tn ' tDe Umon must 1)6 dissolv- ea lDe aesl""es or one ana an ine oouin- ern btate 001,81 be the same. God forbid .UBW WO OUUU1U UU MCU U7 1U bll3 OltUJO UOS tiny with South Carolina; that we should be compelled to obey whatever her would- be Knights might dictate. Are we ready to tear ourselves Lose from all the friends that we have in the border free States and turn tbem into our enemies! Are we ready to become a border btate with seven nun(?red miles of border to protect against hostile enemies! JMo, we answer, never, lhe coUon Bla,.e? have .seced"1 without knowing our wishes, and in disregard of our interests, ana toey expect to iorce us . . j .i . . to follow, and the reason they refused to consult with us, was because tbey think our destiny is the same ; because tbey think interest and similarity of our institutions would compel us to go with lhem, and there are some in Kentucky who would have us forget our Constitutional obligations, for- ... .. . - .1. TT I 1 1. . " I . 1 . 1 1 , , me union auu oo puotea to neu iana where else the secessionists would take us), we are sorry to nnd that the Chief Kxec- U.. .1 1. O.J .1 .t I TT t uuve oi ioe oiaie is one oi mat num tier: Oa J . 1 I uui iuaua uuu mat me union men nave a majority in the Assembly, and will commit . no rash and unconstitutional act, even tnougb Magoffin, bid them. As to arming the Slate, what need is there! Are the people ready to meet tbe taxes orthis use- less and unnecessary expenditure ! We t 1 .1 . are pence iimners, i uu uoes n Decome peace makers to be arminer and orenannr for war! No. Peacemakers should remain peaceful attitude, and why do we want more arms than we have already 20,000 stand of arms in tbe btate. If the militia wishes to arm and organize, let lhem use tbe arms we have. Are the teonla of j t : neniUCKV reaOV lO DBV BS neaVV a lax lor . t .y the "Dorno and circumstance" of war as South Carolina now has to. The Govern- now calls lor more taxis to carrv on tbe Government, without any of Ibis un necessary "arminrr and eouinnimT.' If the people are ready to pay more taxes for this unnecessarv and foo ich ernense lei them so; none of the Ux will fall npon us. ... ... . . and if we had lha rmo ahn ara asa in uca the remaining Slates attack us for being loyal and true to tbe Constitution! Ho; desire no more than we have: no mori ' taxes at tuis particular time. - I - 5 1 I i I I .1. I . I . a I 1 —Strong Talk. The Wonders of Oildom--More Strikes. The oil excitement still continues unaba in the Yenago region, and but little notice is taken of anything but "mammoth wells" and "immense fortunes." Of this character is the following, from the last number of the franklin Citizen: A fountain well was opened on the Buchanan farm, on Saturday week, which thrown Oilville and lhe mouth of Oil Creek, generally into a feverish state of ex citement. It yielded during the first week, without the aid ot a pump, abovt 550 bar of oil, about 25 or 30 of which, were wasted before the well became managea ble. Curtis fe Co- tbe fortunate proprie- have certainly made a grand strike. lhe Knapp well, near it, again over flowed on Fiidav last, and threw nut srtma . . J . 1 barrels before it stoDoed. The Wada- worth well also started another overflow on rnaay nignr, ana on Baiuraay was sun yielding at the rate of 40 or 60 barrels in hours. It flowed in waves of regular pulsations at mtervals of about five seonds. P?1uri,.0' l was 8tronS loua as the blowing on steam on a "eamooai, ana coma oe aisuncuy nenru a indeed, tins enure section seems to have been recently visited by an Vnk ,of get seventy An eye- wit, vouches for the truthfullness of these account. Horrible. Affair. A Son Murders Mother. A vor.ng man named Oroo- dough was commilted to the jail of Am berst county, Va on Monday last, charged the the murder of Ins mother, on tbe inst. The parties lived on the Blue Kidge mountain, and tbe mother having missed since tbe Via in.U, suspicions aroused, lbe .Lynchburg Jiepubli- says: A large number of persons assembled together, and proceeding to the house, de manded lo know of the young man where was ! His reply was "that he did not know; she might be in hell!" Tbey told to go with them in a search 'which proposed to make. This he at first declined, but after much threatening con sented to go, and after a long search the mmha. ... t.,..r.A ki.; . ir a.ma half "u,uv" wea-a iwuiiu trauiuu i distant from the house, dead. Her was broken, and ber body in differ- places exhibited evidence that she had CO that She had beaten to death with some blunt in- . ----- .... strumenL The party immediately arrest- young Orendough and took him be- a maristrate who fullv committed him trial. cf a of l no jest tbe of to as and was ler was bat old 0f the tbe you wet: the a she ber and I lion A Traitor's Letter and a Patriot's Repty. Should I command a ship Southern man that I am I tell you now, and be Captain fre hand, that I will return her with the your honorable name in its unholy, unfil sighing ial ranks. My dear Jack, you have bv Lieut. Hamilton, late of the Navy, re signed and joined the South Carolina trai tors at Fort Moultrie. He addressed a letter to his South Carolina brother officer of lbe ""J' "'"S lhem to desert the service of Uncle Sam, and counsels such of tbem as command vessels to commit the height of perjury and treason by bringing sucu vessels into some port of a seceding State, to deliver them up to the rebels. To this letter an officer of Southern birth, I. - I ... 1 neir to slaves, ana owner oi real estate in Charleston, replies through the Philadel phia North American, signing himself "Seabiock" a signature, lbe writer says, win at once ie recognizea oy Aieuu a. "Seabrock spurns the proposition "bring any ship we may command Southern waters" as follows: O 1 J blessing of God, to the authorities of that government v. hich honored an 1 entrusted me with her command, at every risk and peril, if I am compelled to decide it, sword ID hand, on ray own quarter deck. And I will tell you more than thai, I will stand by tbe old "Stars and Stripes'' while there is a single star in the square Union of it, which 1 think is a pretty common senti ment among all of us. We have loo long reveled in the delicious pride of unfurling that glorious banner in foreign waters, at 8 o'clock, to the tune of the "Star Span- gled Banner, with a full band of music, to lurn upon it now, in Us day of peril, and strike it down. JNo, sir, 1 won't do it. 1 pray God 1 may be buried m its folds, love every color, every star, every stripe of .. - it. You say the "government of lhe United btales has become a military despotism. i our Jelter is the first intimation we have had of it. Most of us think it is rather a military despotism that rules South Caro lina at this moment, and we grieve to see ' . .. . " ' your unwise action at tnis time, put a mark upon that honorable name. Take my ad- vice, wake ud from this dream before it is . . . ... ton Ia.pt a fH chnrt mnntha v Cru i ... ... ... me illusion under wnicb tou are Iivintr. Mj dear Jack, Jet us Dot try to serer ... af O hat 'trod bath loined together. It is kicking against the pricks. The Union will eudure in spite of rascally abolition ists and ranting fire-eaters. It is our duty to remain in the Union and fi.rbt both, and i . .... . wen our victory will be certain. I hv onlir n. m, i that, whatever comes. I shall strive to remain in that part of the Union if dis membered which, bv a clause in its con stitution. provides against secession. It is cowardly term. Why not at once sav mn'n hinl, lo tWa l,na ramaAv 'linn .. . . .... J nil a. Iva foilurl - Is Truth Stranger than Fiction !- A Yankee pedlar, who had slopped in a contie-nouse to refresh himself, one hot day, (?ays the Yankee Blade,) beard a ve ry sage-looking old gentleman remark, in answer to a friend who had been relating some marvellous story said to he true, "truly, truth is stranger than fiction." So, Jonathan, stepping up, and slapping the astonished gentleman on lhe back, said: "You re mistaken right there, old boss; 'taint so and to pruv it, 111 wager you juleps for the crowd that I can tell you one nctiou that II jest go a leelle ahead of any truth as ever yon heard tell on." "Good I" said the old gentleman ; "I d lo bear any ficliou that can go ahead Uhnsptoher Columbus." "rsbaw. Chinstopher Columbus am sarcumstance," said Jonathan ; "but here goes. Onst I was slandin by a big river out in Zahary desert, which was dried up. The sun was so all-fired hot, that I was obliged to tie my handkerchief over my eyes, to keep from being blinded ; and as 1 was standin tbar, I happened to look down the river, and seed a big boat without any bottom come float in' up the stream, with a hull lot fellers in her; one of 'em had no eyes, other no arms another no legs, and '.he last chap in the starn of the boat, bo had moulb. Uoslii 1 never seed sicli sight afore; I was scared like blazes and stood and looked at em. Presently, chap as bad no eyes, looked down, and seen a ten cent piece at lbe bottom of the river, and the feller wot bad no arms leant over and picked it up, then handed it to tbe chap wot had no legs and he jumped out the boat, waded to tbe shore, went over the grog-shop wot wasn't lhar, bo't a pint of whisky, and banded it to tbe feller had no mouth, and be drinked it up all the rest got drunk and the last I of era, the fellow wot had no mouth singin Hail Columby; while the fel wot had no legs was dancing; lbe no- eyed chap was reading a text out of psalm-book, and the feller wot bad no arms clapping his hands and waving his like blazes and I left jest about that time. Whar s Christopher Columbus neow, liossl" 'Juleps for the crowd, and charge me T roared the old gentleman, as he bolted oul the back door. A husband telegraphed to his wife:- "What have you for break vast, and how is baby!" The answer came: Buck wheat cakes aod lhe measles. An Irish post-boy having driven a gen tleman a long stage during torrents ot rain, gentleman civilly said to bim, "Are not very wet!" "Arrah! I don't care about being very bul, plase your honor, 1 ra very dry A little irirl who was playing horse with rockinir chair, the other day, wanted loop made at tbe end oi ine siring, inat might hitch it the imaginary steed. r . ... . . Bringing ine siring iu um uiniua, sua astro to tie a bole into H. A footman, proud of his grammar. ushered into the drawing-room a Mr. tooie his two daughters, with this introduc- : "Mr. Foots and the two Misses Feet." so lies Mr. eat my a inary there of as The Postage Account of the United States with the Cotton States. The fact that the cotton States hare manifested an intense conservatism respect ing the Post-Office, can not have failed to attract observation. Even in South Caro lina, the Post masters write to Washing ton that they recognize tbe authority of the Federal Government, and tbey are anx ious for supplies of stamps. The other seceding States carefully omit to accede from the postal arrangements. The fol lowing figures of Post-Office rceipls and expenditures for the year 1859, taken from the Postmaster General's last report, may explain all that is mysterious in the peculiar loyalty of tbe cotton States to the Post Office: SIX COTTON STATES. RRCETPT8. tXPTHDITTaES. South Carolina $107,536 13 $319,073 10 Georgia 168,664 73 35H.180 03 Florida 25.032 41 171,184 76 Alabama 129.1U3 23 393,628 90 Mississippi 101 ,5-19 12 120,003 88 Louisiana 196501 63 777,517 50 $722,9b7 24 $2,289,533 17 It will be observed that in tbe six Stales that have seceded fiorn the Union, on pa per, because they have been intolerably op pressed in the Union, the post office receipts last year were 1722,987, and tbe expendi tures $2,280,583 17 the excess of ex penditures being $1,566,565 83. But a post office deficiency is one of the greatest blessings of this "greatest government ever seen on God's earth." Let us turn to the six New England States, and see how their account stands: Xew England. Receipts. ExpavStwre. Maine $ 154,623 21 S)20884 83 New Hampshire 103,319 27 110.902 92 Vermont 103318 30 137.742 34 Connecticut 189.306 61 202.392 95 Massachusetts 5111,249 40 419,627 89 ftuode Island 66,665 69 474 75 47 $1524581 48 $1,156,725 41 The receipts being $67,565 07 greater than the expenses. The action of lhe Cot ton States, in withdrawing from the Union, justifies, and indeed forces the employment of tbe statistical tables against tbem. States. Who Owns South Carolina--An Interesting Question. The Toronto Globe has raised a new question, which is calculated to add fresh interest to lhe secession excitement. That paper says : "buppose that this (a dissolution of the Union) is consummatedome curious ques tions will arise with regard to the national standing of the seceding Slates. Great .Britain has recognized tbe national inde pendence of tbe Uuited States. Bat does that necessarily involve tbe recognition of the nationality of South Carolina, for ex ample, when she ceases to form part of the Umon! tier colonial relations to Great Britain only ceased in virtue of her being merged in the United States, whose inde pendence was recognized by tbe Mother country. When she ceases, then, to form part of that nationality, does she not by the law of nations, revert to her former position of colonial dependence on Great Britain r In the year 1729 the British Govern ment, for lbe sum of 18,500, purchased the Carolinas from a companyof merchants. When no longer under the atois of tbe American flag, will they not again in tbe nature of things become tbe property of Great Britain ! England may find it worth her while to produce her old title deeds to the cotton producing territories in the South. Her manufactures from so impor tant an element to tbe well being of ber people, that it is not convenient for her to be dependent on foreigners for her cotton supplies. Her manufactures from so im-. port ant an element to the well being of ber people, that if m not convenient for her to be dependent on foreigners for her cot ton supplies. Moreover, in the interests of of humanity, it would be well thai the Souihern as well as the Northern portion of this continent should be British. Slav ery would not long exist under British rule, and with a free Republic in tbe center ot tbe continent, bounded north and south by free British colonies, the future of North America might be looked to by tbe friends of human progress with the most cheering anticipations. Speaking too Quick. A young Scotch man having wooed a buxom damsel, per suaded her to accompany him to a Scot tish justice of the peace, lo have the cere mony performed. They stood very meek ly under the operation until the magistrate was laying the damsel under obligations to her husband. "Say no more about that, sir," said the half-made husband "if this hand remaius npon my body, I'll make ber obey me !" "Are we married yet! said tbe expected maiden to the ratifier of covenants between man and woman. "No," said lhe wondering justice. "Ah ! very well," said she "we will finish remainder to-morrow," and away skip ped the damsel, congratulating uerself on . her narrow escape. How to Look Youso. How is it lhat some men thought to be so old, still look young; whilst others thought to be so young, most still look old! The cause very frequently wiinin inemseives. Rant once, on being asked the reason. said: "I never ndo when I can walk; I never but one dish at dinner, and never get drunk. My walking keeps my blood in circulation; my simple diet prevents indi gestion ; and never touching ardent spirits. liver never fears being eaten np alive. But he forgot lo add one of the greatest causes of all lasting youth, "a kind, unen vious heart," Envy can dig as deeply in human face as time itself. Beactittjl Comparison. In an iraag- conversation oeiween reirarcn ana Boccaccio, from the pen or Waller Candor, is the following passage : "The damps of Autumn sing into the " leaves, and prepare them for the necessity their fall ; and thus insensibly are we, years close round U, detached from our tenacity to life by the gentle pressure of recorded sorrows."