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TUHrsT:iy Horning. Ausf. .
.Sura.wh.r- along the doubtful yearn,
In years of Joy or years of pain.
My SJUl has marvelled while 11 heard
A sound it uovor heard again.
Somowhere-porliarsln Hint strange lapse
Ofbuiiig, lii-li, dimly dream,
Was somewhere In our heretofore,
Divided Life's mysterious stream.
In dreams I seem to hear again.
Hut, waiting, lose the melody,
And wondering oihnes of tho lone
Forever haunt and follow ine.
My (luesllonlug heart looks soanhlngly
In ovory liuuiuiit brother face;
And eagerly in each new voice
- The long-lost clue I seek lo trace.
Soiiietlines a moaning sweet ard rare
Itings through some half forgotten word,
An. I hints the d .tar, exceeding Joy,
Which thrilled from that diviner chord.
I we in that In that sound must lie
The long sought aye, the wished for yes,
lot irprcting f.il-'s orai le,
Tim answer of my lire's long guess.
Enfolded In that subtle tone,
I deem Is hid the mystic key,
Which, reproduced, would bring again
Life's discord back to harmony.
In vain pale M.miiry strives in vain
To roll away the mighty stone;
The faithful Past yields up his dead
UnH the voice of God ulone.
My weak hands strive with Destiny
('or harmonies it should hare lent
A uote from life's sweet tune Is gnne;
A string lost from the Instrument.
O music sweet mid liitlulte!
O measure beautiful and free!
Strike up along the slumbering chords
That only sleep to druuin of thee!
'This must be the house; the junction of
two roa Is, and a brook m front ol tho bunks
covered with willows. This place meets
the description exactly. Order the men
to dismount with the exception of a duple
of patrols on each road.'
The British were dressed in the blue
and scarlet uniform of the British light
horso. n corns that was formed after the
landing of the English troops in New Jer
sev. as soon as horses coull be obtained to
mount the men. He was an officer of
some rank evidently, and his carriage and
demeanor was both haushty and aristo
cratic in the highest degree. Why not
be was the eldest son of a British Earl.
The house appears to be deserted, Col
Hileourt,' said his junior officer as he lis
mounted. 'We will see. This way a dozen of you,
ho said to his men. 'Try the door yonder
if it is fastened break it open, and report if
any is inside. If there should be, and
they attempt to escape, shoot them down,
but Drive them warning to surrender.'
The men advnnced to the door, which
they found to be fastened; and after de
nianding admission, they proceeded to
break it open, which delayed them some
time, for the door was a strong oaken one.
This done they entered.
Do you know the man by sight lieuten
ant? asked Col. llartconrt, while tuo men
wero busy ransacking? the house.
'No sir, but there is a follow I picked up
on the road now in the rear, that knows
him well.'
'Order him in front.'
The countryman had not a very prepos
sessing conntenance. lliere was a bold
surliness and cruel expression of features
extremely displeasing.
'What is your name?' asked Col. Hait
oourt, in his quick military manner.
'John Classen.'
Do you know Peter Van Dyke?'
. 'Very well.'
'Is that his dwelling?'
Yes though since his mother's dead
and bis sister's getting married, it is hard
to say where he keeps liimseit.
Does he boar the name of being a great
rp.hal and a dano-erous man to those who
favor the king in (his neighborhood?
Yes. from the Pasaaio to the Hacken
Rack, and thirtv miles around. If I'd had
my way he'd been bung long ago and his
house burned over his head; ha is the
loader of evory rebel gang from the army
and points out to the honest farmer's homes
who stand by their King, whose barns
they plunder, and carry away the grain
and r-nttln.'
Why do you tell a bitter story about
liim. ha ever iniured you?
'Injured me? lie and a parcel of rob
bers like himself, came one afternoon to
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burn mv house and hang mo before the
door which they would have done but for
the timely arrival of a number of friendly
neighbors, well armed, when they went
off in double quick time.'
'Does he not venture into New York
sometimes in disguise?' inquired the Co
lonel. 'I've heard so. Ho was slippry from a
boy up, and disguises himself any way.
He's a precious scamp, and you'll do a fa
vor to this part of Jersey if you hang him
as soon as you catch him.'
This conversation had been held near a
stono wall, on the oilier side of which was
an old garden; but the trouble of the times
had left it uncultivated, and the goosberrios
and currant bushes had grown up tank and
untrimmed. and the briers stretched over
the walls, covering the ground from sight.
Under this and within ten feet of the
Colonel and Classen, lay crouched tho
very man they were talking about, lie
had barely time to escape from the house
and conceal himself upon the approach of
the horsemen, whom ho did not then sus
pect to be within ten miles of him.
1 wice or thrice on hearing the base lies
of Classen he was on the point of rising
and confronting him; but a little reflection
was left and he thought that was not the
occasion to place his hie in jeopardy, which
ho certainly would do, since the parly of
troops had come expressly lo take him.
'Do you know with any certainly, Clas
sen how Ion; sinco Van Dyko has been
seen in the neighborhood?'
'I have heard ho was seen last night
two miles from this, in a by-path through
the wood coming in the direction of his
That is the information I received, and
I am determined to capture him sooner or
later. If you point out his whereabouts,
or arrest him yourself, you shall have a re
wanl ot lilty guineas. ,
Classen was as avaiiciotis and fond of
money as hu was wicked. Fifiy guineas
was a large sum indeed, particularly in
those days, when gold was rarely seen.
1 will catch hun, Colonel, before he is
three days older; I Know one of Lis
hait ills.'
'Why not lake us there theu?'
'Ii. would be of no use this lime of day.
Betides he inn' no! bo there fur a (lav or
two, and I sluill have lo be cautious in look-
inj' out for him.'
'Well, secure him and fifty guineas shall
ba yours.'
Several of the soldiers now came from
the house and s'aled that they had search
ed it from top toboiiiini, but could find no
one, iiUhou trom appearances somo one
had been there recimly. Tho C lonel fol
lowed by Classen passed on to tho house,
while the fugitive lay quieily in his con
cealment. It was a plain framed house of middle
size, built partly of stone in the old Dutch
stylo, and very comfortable within. There
was bat little furniture a (ew table chairs
and cooking utensils. The better part,
Classen said, had been taken away on the
occasion of Van Dyke's sister's marriage, a
yeai belore as her part.
'Here is a great coat, sir, said one ot
the soldiers, 'that was found on the floor of
the kitchen near the brick door. It must
have been dropped in a hurry.'
'reel it there are any papers in the pock
ets, said (Jul. tlartcourl.
'Yes sir, hero is a bundle of 'cm.'
Tho Colonel took the package, looked at
the subscription, broke the seal, and going
to the window commenced reading them
to himself, with a countenance of surprise.
'So, so here is a list of our troops, and
their numbers in and around tho city. At
Elizabethtown and Newark, one thousand.
Oen. Clinton leaves for Charleston with
five thousand.' Why these documents are
indeed of importance. Who can play the
spy so thoroughly in our camp. This is the
most dangerous character to be abroad
'Men,' he said aloud 'and yon Classen,
seai ch every hol, and see if any more pa
pers can be found.
Nothing eouid give Classen greater de
light ihan this order. Curiosity and oth
er reasons had long urged him lo enter
the house during Van Dyke's absence for
that vory purpose, but tho dread that Dyko
might return while ho was thus engaged,
had heretofore prevented him undertaking
it. He was now armed with proper au
thority and protected.
What he found or discovered he did not
report to Col. Hartcourt, but made the
same reply as tho soldiers, that nothing
more of importance could be found.
Very well; we will now leave the place
and return to quarters at Powle'sIIook.
Hodgeson, place some dry wood in the
middle of this room, and when I give the
word apply the match.'
What! Are you going to burn the wil
lows, Colonel?' said Classen, his face
gleamincr with satisfaction.
Yes I will burn the nest of this rebel
carrianbird. It is well he is not within
my reach he would swing for it. One
such a fellow with his spying and finding
out is of more injury to us than a regiment
of rebels in an open field.'
Little did the British commander imag
inge the young man was then almost with
in sound of bis voice.
To horse mon all except Hodgeson.'
By this time with Classen, the Colonel had
approached within . the hearing of Van
Dyke, when he halted with his troopers.
Now Hodgeson apply the match, mount
and fall in ' .
It was with anguish Van -Dyke heard
this order ..from his hiding plac.,... The
Willows, as the farm house was called, had
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been the birth place of his ancestors, and
there he, had passed all his life. But what
could he do? Nothing.
Presently a thick black smoke arose and
burst from each door and window. This
was followed by a brilliant flamo that shot
far into the sky, and the cracking of the
well-seasoned timber, dry with a century
preparation, could be heard a great dis
tance. 'There will be one rebel shelter less to
night. It is a pity they were not all burn
ed down; then the king would have more
friends this side of the water. These reb
els are like dogs, a good whipping makes
them better mil u red. The house is nearly
consumed, for the embers are beginning
to Dy before the evening breczo. By lilts,
lo the right face troll'
'Fifty guineas, you say Colonel, if I take
Van Dyke?' asked Classen ngain.
'Yes fifty guineas.'
'Ti en 1 will leave you here and keep a
watch around. He may return here be
fore a great while. Where shall you hall?'
'At the Oaks, five miles oil', and stop for
an hour or two for a forage party. If any
thing should occur within lhat lime you
know where to find me.' Tho ofhver and
troops rode away.
Classen lingered around, and gradually
approached tho building, which, with the
exception of the brick wall, was a heap of
'So John Classen, you have glutted
your vengeance upon me, and this is your
work, vijier, wretch!'
Classen turned and beheld within six
feet of him, Van Dyke, leaning on his mus
ket. 'No, no, Peter,' the wretch muttered,
trembling as he spoke, 'it was the British
officer. You know I wouldn't injure you.'
'Speak not anoiher word liar, or I shall
forget myself mid Mow your brains out. 1
heard all you are lo have fifty guineas for
apprehending me. I am everything thai
is bad. I ciime to burn your house down,
but fli-d when your friends approached.
Wretch, 1 saved your dwelling and your
worthless carcass, and these ruins are my
'Peter, dear Pe!er.'
'Scoundrel, do not apply the word dear
to mo. It sounds worse than the hiss of
a snake. Listen, John Classen the chief
reason of your animosity to mo is because
Kate Wessels prelerred my hand lo yours.
Thank (iod! she and her father aro both
safe from your persccuiion for they aro
now within the American lines. Now hear
me: I spare you this lime, fur you are un
armed; but when next we meet, l;e it in
town or village; forest or road, at wedding
or fuueral, it is your life or mine. Go!'
Classen wailed for no second bidding,
but disappeared in tho direction taken by
the soldiers, in double quick time, his hair
standing on end for, liko all other rogues,
he was as cowardly as he was bad.
Van Dyke paused a moment, and thus
pondered in his own mind 'That scoun
drel will bring some of those horsemen
back for ho will imagine that 1 may linger
two or three hours around this old place.
'Yes, yes, I will after some twenty of our
lads are prepared in ambush for ihem.
Fifty guineas will draw Classen any
whore, coward as he is, especially when
backed by the red coats.'
It was not long before Van Dyko return
ed with his parly, whom ho gathered by a
signal; and as night had fallen, they took
their stations amid the willows by the
banks of the brook, where they could re
main unperceived. For the space of an
hour all was still, when the distant tramp
of horses was heard on the road.
'Hero they come,' said Van Dyke.
'Each choose his man, but leave Classen
to me; you will give the word when to
In a short time the horsemen rodo up
by the willows, and true enough they were
red coats, headed by a Lieutenant, with
'Fire!' shouted Van Dyke.
So sudden and deadly was the aim, that
not more than half a dozen remained in
their saddles, and they wheeled and llieir
horses fled as quick as possible Van
Dyke had intentionally aimed at the horse
with his rider. To secure Classen was the
work of a moment.
'Now, laus, bring out the rope and throw
it over that willow branch. We have a
larmed tho enemy and he will be down up
on us.'
'Mercy! mercy!' cried Classen.
All is in vain. The noose was slipped
over his head, they strung him up, and
there he was left a corpse. The burning
of the Willows had been avenged.
Be Gat. A little mirth mixes well
with both business and philanthropy.
How stupid life, both in labor and iu leis
ure, would be without the gaiety within
us, which responds to the cheerless and
beauty around us. Nay, its main currents
run all the deeper, as well as fresher and
purer, for the light rills that laughing and
flashing, flow into them. Tbe rivers
would stagnate into pools, if the rivulets
ceased their play. Philosophers and men
of business save their souls alive, and keep
their intellect fresh and healthy by ming
ling mirthfulness of youth with the sober
ness; and even fun and philanthropy are
often found in the same character.
iTThe true secret of instruction lies
in provoking to thought iu stimulating
to investigation, and not in preparing a
mind for usefulness, ss a goose is prepared
for tho tablo by stuffing.
ThcStndeutof I'psala.
In the University of Upsala, in Sweden,
lived a young student a lonely youth, with
a great love for studies, without means of
pursuing them. He wm poor and without
connections. Still he stuiiied, living in
great poverty, but Wpinr up a cheerful
heart, and trying no; to loilt at tho future,
which looked so giimly at him. His good
humor and good qualities male him belov
ed by his comrades. Once upon a time he
was standing with some of them in the
gieat square of Upsala. when the attention
of ihe young man was ariested by a young,
elegant lady, who, at the side ofanelJerly
one, walked slowly over the place. It
was the daughter of the Governor of Up
sala, living in the city, and the lady with
her was her governess. She was generally
known for gentleness of character, and
was looked upon whh admiration by the
students. As the young men stood gazing
at her, as she passed on like a graceful
vision, one of them exclaimed:
'Well it would ba worth something to
have a kiss from such a mouth.'
The poor student, tho hero of our story,
who wtis looking intently upon that pure
and angelic face, exclaimed, as if by inspir
ation: Well, Tthiuk I could have it.'
'What!' cried his friends in a. chorus,
'are you crazy? do you know her?'
'Not at all,' he answeted, but I think
she would kiss me now, if I were to go
and ask her.'
'Whit!' in this place, bofore all our
'In this place before your eyes.'
'Well, if she will give yona kiss in that
mnnner, I will give you a thousand dol
lars!' exclaimed one of the parly.
And I!' audi!' exclaimed three or
four otl ers, for so it happened that s vera!
rich younj; men were in the group,. and
bels ran high on so improbable an event,
and the challenge was made and received
in less time thau we take to relate it.
Our hero (my authority does not tell mo
whether he was handsome or plain; I have
my peculiar ideas for believing he was
rather plain but singularly pood looking
at the same time) our hero walked oil to
the young lady and said:
All-in t;aul:n, my lortune is in your
She looked al him wit.h astonishment, but
airosted her st j;s. lie pioeceded to stale
his name and condition, his aspirations,
and related simply and truly what had
just passed between him and his compan
ions. The young lady lislcned nttcniively,
and when he ceased to speak, she said,
blushing, but with great sweetness:
'If ly so little a thing so much can bo
effected, it would be foolishness lor mo to
refuse 'our request,' and she kissed the
young man puplicly in the open squ ire.
Next day the student was sent for by the
Governor. He wanted to see ihe young
man who had dared lo seek a kiss from his
daughter in such a way, and whom she
had consented to kiss so. He received him
with a scrutinizing brow, but after an
hour's conversation was so pleased with
him, that he invited him to dine at bis ta
ble durinr his studies at Upsala.
Our young friend now pursued his stud
ies in a manner which made him soon re
garded as the most promising scholar at
i the University. Three years were not
j passed after the day of the first kiss, when
I the young man was allowed to givo a sec
ond ono to tho daughter of the Governor,
as his intended brido.
He become, later, one of the greatest
scholars in Sweden, as much respected for
his learninc; as for his character. His
i works will endure forever among the works
of science; and from this happy union
sprang a family well known in Sweedcn at
the nresent dav. and whose wealth of for-
i tune and position in society are refarded as
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small things compared with its weaitu ol
goodness and love.
Removal ot Gov. Itecdcr,
Once again has this misserable adminis
tration bowed lo tho behests of its South
ern masters. Governor Reeder has been
. removed from the office of Governor of
Kansas, and John L. Dawson has been ap
pointed in his place. Reeder yielded al
most every thing to Slavery, but because
he did yield the last lingering shred of
Manhood and ot ri"IH he tell under tne
ban of proscription. The insatiable char
actor of the propfgandi is here sot forth
Atchison and Strinfellow, with ihe Miss
ourian ruffians, must rule, or ruin evory
man that oilers the shadow of resistance to
their ubiquitous schemes. Could anything
have been wanting to increase the indigna
tion already burning in the minds of tho
people of the North, they now have it.
Pierce is only the President of the South.
His waking thoughts and his midnight
dreams are for tho South; he thinks oniy
of the South; he acts only for the South
The verv fact of "his having been born in
the North must be a burden upon his soul.
Dough facb is written upon his forehead,
and it does not require tho eyes of imagina
tion to read the placard " For Saab," hangi ng
to the backs of all bis Northern followers.
Tho rirrhteous indiguation of the North is
now made complete. The President of
the United Stales has succumbed, that
A.ol,i-r,n. tlm drunken leader of men
worse than pirates, raigiu succeea in wh-
ening Slavery upon the people of Kansas.
against their will.. Let?hepeople ponder
well this last infamous act of aA infamous
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well this last infamous
Administration Scioto Gaeette,
runny Scene on a W. f. Terry I THE SPIRIT OJPOJLU IIICKOKV.
Koui The Hon. Edmund, Burke, in 'an article
The ferry boat letwecn New York an1 in the Concord (N. H.j' Reporter," -corn-Jersey
city Ust week wa. the theatre of m6n,D on ti.e Virini election m:
an occurrence not very often witnessed un
der the circumstances. Un r nday.at noon.
the day being particularly pleasant, and
the lady passengers, which bv the way
compriif only about a dozen, Were seated
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upon the benches enjoying the scenery. i
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i'rettv soon a shout ws l.er.I. I TA- r 1 ' . . J J
"Mien Cot 1 Mien Cot! vife ish going ,D ft""11 J0"'81" democrats, and pre
to bo schick " tend to be my dwciples, while youare do-
instanter me ladies an rusiieu into the
ladieicaLin. and sure enough, there sat a
llorid specimen of a Sweedish wumtn en-
during tho incipient pangs of parturition
Instanterihe ladies all rushed into the
wiin great patience, llie iiu-iband was
soon turned oulof the cabin by the ladies,
one of whom kept watch at the door.
while the others made preparations to re
ceive the expected stranger. Of course we
annot enter into the details of this sub
ject, for we were on the outside observing
the husband, who beired lustily for ad-
mk.ifin t
"Oh mien Cot 1" he shouted lhrou2h the '
door. "Keen a stiff upper lip,
Kairian '
ton't be schairt. Oh mien Col!" and he
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""vn ui uuii1, tut uvi.1 i u a v.iit ivici
ui excitement.
It was imposible to quiet him, until in !
a few minutes, one of the Mi, informed
him though without griming him admiss-,7
ion, that "it was all over."
"Ish it a pov or gal?" he shouted.
"It is a girt." said the lady sentinel,
nnxious for alittle amusement.
"Oh, dundcr!" was the vexed reply.
"No mutter: a gal ish better as not-
"It's a boy," ngain said the lady.
"Vot ish it shan-'ed vos it a "al vonst,
and now a leelle poy ?"
"Totisand tuyfels! vot ish it den?"
"Thero aro iwo a boy and girl. You
had better procure a carriage when the boat
Oh dat ish goot! dat ish better as
goot. A poy and a gal mit one job.
Kairinaish punkins, I always knew it.
And the happy bush.ind disappeared in
search of a cab to conduct his family
A Woman's Dkvotio.v. We published a1
telegraphic despatch, a day or two since,
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in which it w is stated that Rev. Mr. Elli-
onand his daughter wero drowned while
bathing at Coney Island. A party from
Williamsburffh.N. Y., consisting of sever-
al persons, were there, and the "under
tow carried five of the party towaids the
sea. In attempting to save his daughter.
Mr. Elliott was drowned. Iho account
"The peril of Miss Elliott was also seen
by a Mr. Thomas Gibbons, tho affianced
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nusiiauu ui inu kiui , uu iiiiiijotiitueiy
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wnded and swam to where she was strnir-
gling in the water, and succeeded in hold'
ing her for somo timo. The greatest ex
citement prevailed at tho moment the trag
edy was being enacted, an4 no one seem-
od able to oiler any assistance. The coup
le were borne out'rapidly and those on the
shore gave them up for lost, whim it was
seen that Mr. G had secured a piece of every section ot this Union; and lhat me
timber, and had seized it for support, but intense excitement and agitation which at
it was not large enough to uphold both, the present time are distracting our coun
and Mr. Gibbons disengaged himself from try upon the subject of slavery have been
Miss Elliott and told her lograp the sus- caused by the repeal of the Missouri Cora
penders of his bathing dress behind, while promise; and that that repeal was uncalled
beheld on to the wood. This she did for for, a gross violation and disregard of a
a time; but, with a true woman's devotion, sacred compact, entered into beiween the
seeing that her lover was sinking, and fear- two great sections of this confederacy, and
ing that he would drown, she suppressed in in the highest degree destructive to the
that moment of peril, when the horrors of peace and welfare of thisUuion. That a
death were clustering around her. tho sel- restoration of the Missouri Compromise,
fish instinct of her nature for life, and let ns it will restore the territory for which it
go her hold, though he begged her for was originally made to the same situation
God's and her own sake to never mind in which it was before that line was un
him, but herself. Sho soon sank and was necessarily destroyed, soil will restore
seen no more. Mr. Gibbons was fortun- peace and harmony to the country, without
alely drifted towards a point on tho island injury or injustice to any portion of the Un-
where he found a toothold, and was drag -
ged ashore by means of ropes."
The Poor anil the Rich.
Tim li-innc! Iini-il urnrt-inrr rwrr. nf aii
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community, however much they may excel
them in intelligence and refinement, are
looked upon by some purse proud would-
be aristocrats, as entirely beneath their
notice, but these are only mere exceptions.
If a person shows himself but worthy, he. r L
is here cheerfully welcomed by the good) Too Good to bb Lost.--The citizens
and the great, whatever be his origin: and of,H n Miss" "sembltd at a church to
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if his birth be al uded to, it is not with , - T , ; ' , ,,, ,
" ' ' ... DeclaraMon of Independence and Wash
scorn and contempt, but with admiration jngton'8 Farewell Address. An old gen
and respect, for having surmounted the tleman coming rather late, walked up near
obstacles which were in his pathway. the pulpit while Washington'sAddress was
We oftentimes see the poor man's sou ris being read. The old one listened until he
ing early, before the labor of the day caD heard "Agaiust the insidious wiles of for
call him forth, and assiduously pouring eign influence, I conjure you to believe me,
over his books while others are eagerly fellow citizens, the jealousy of a free peo
pursuing pleasure, or are reposing iu the pie ought lo be constantly awake, since
rma nf Mnrnheus. Thfl flushed cheek historv and experience prove that foreign
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and high purpose. Those intellectual
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powers which no naa euuiviiueu bo ioii
and faithfully, have well repaid his care
and pa 18. vveaiin anu inuuence are nis.
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. WT J " fl..
lie may nu a coramanuing piace in tne
I pulpit, or perhaps charm with his elo-
i nuence the multitude that thronsr the halls
r. t . t .. .......
0t our national uongress. 11 nis voice is
! on the side of the right he may exert an
- influence which will be felt by hU country
.long after "life's battle has been fought,"
and he has rested from bis labors.
'If the spirit ot Oli llickory could re-
f . . I. L. . III . ,
lur" " "V"?' woul? " h
lu,s can imagtoe w. a ,
W0U ' M' . th. etel! the old hero
Iff ftTi' aim ta Ihia tlA arir vnn tnrxr
aJ J
mv nrtrii'in le.n and rhorih mv memirv?
K""? u ''nnng yourselves oy re-
. " , , -----
toi""zln3 s J" tl.
f w ' an' m1 be!u?d ,w,fe
!r notmy principle and
cumziug ! your leauers, me sianuerers
and the bit-
my admin-
isiratiou? How came you to be mustered
under ihe lead of the Wises, and the Cush-
ings, ihe traducers of my name and mem
ory, and the vindictive assailents of my
principles and my administration? And
you, Mr. Franklin Pierce, have you no
more self-respect, no more principle, than
to take such men to your bosom and confi-
i deuce, and advance them to the highest
1 , " O,t'"'nor an l le
Jemocracy; Avaunt, ye aegener-
stv v icenes. 1 11 nave no more 01 you.
V t .1: i i i , .,
e uiMionoreu ana uis.'racea tne sa-
name of Democracy, and you would
"S "y -nemory py p.c-
a: i i .i: .
le,,u,n8 ,0, . wip. nd s.cahng
"au,e.l! 1".d" 1?r ';7 J'
L i . r, , , , B C
' , P ,HUU,u,,y
' ved.' .and w," 8tod b7 n every trial
I"u ",' rescue me country ana me
true Democracy from the disgrace which
you have brought upon both. I look to
the People under the lead of my pupil,
friend and confident, Sam Hocstox, lo rea
cue the country and the Democratic party
from tho dishonor arid disgrace brought by
the WTises, the Cushings, the Pierces, and
the whole batch of renegades, who are at
tempting to govern the country in my
name, aud in the sacred name of Democra
'Such would be the address of General
Jackson, if he were to revisit the earth and
witness the present state of things. If he
could only see the degradation and dis
grace to which ihe Democracy hare ben
reduced under Mr. Pierce, by having the
Wises, the Cushings, tc, fec, forced up-
on them as their leaders and the true ex-
.1. 1 I .
Punurs 01 " e.'r iaun,ue would mrn away
! from the revolting spectacle in sorrow and
' disust. Socu 0(j be f!elings of
Old Hickory. And such, we know, are
; the feelings ot thousands of the truest and
i test democrats of the country. As long
as tho Wises, and Cushings are the leaders
ot the Democratic party, true men will
stand aloof from it. More than that, they
will not recognize a party with such men
' at its head, as the true and genuine JJem
ocratic party.
Illinois Kujvv.Vothiu; Stale Council.
That portion of the platform with rtfer-
. ri l . t i ,. t-
ence to blavery. adopted by the Know
r '
Nothing State Council of Illinois, reads as
That tho time has arrived when the A
merican party of the United States are
calloJ upon to take open, tearless and un
reserved ground upon the great question of
slavery, that is now agiiatiog the people of
; ion; mat wnuo it win ouiy give to ireeuom
that which in due solemnity and iu good
faith was long sinco couveyed to her under
the contract, it will equally preserve the
full and undisputed rights acquired under
y.. Cjmpromise should be restored,
anj ti,at jn a political national contests
the American party in the Stale of Illinois
. a.,.,1, r,A !... ,l,....f..-.
will demand of its candidates for office,
' RmonJ' .tl,e,r qualifications, their open and
li,f!,,rw., ;u nna nf tlm mnst hnneful foes
- - --- - - .
of republican government.- vrnen tins
..., i i, tl.rar nn Ilia hat in a mission,
vt " ,.- -r r
and left the house. At the door he met
buihd .-.o. , -
, . k.n..t. .-..i
ucntiemen, iu ne, -j
;- --v,..-
hear the Declaration of Independence and
Washington s farewell Address read.
TJ.,, ..M k. tV,. first hintr I hsitnl n
.... - - - ---
that feltowjn there readmg a d-d Know
Nothing document and i I'll whip ,! as
, soon as he leaves the hou."-Sampler
County Wiij. .
Amerinimisin before the Ilevolmfbu.
The following extract were recently co
pied from the "Qualification Book," in the .
office of the Secretary of tbe Common
wealth of Pennsylvania, being parts of th
oath of office taken bf fh'o' Officf of - th .
Government in 1761. The willingneMof
the Papacy to exercise temporal dominion
teems to have been a foregone conclusion
in this province with the men living a lit
tle 1 than a century ago. The Ameri
cans of this day ar:, therefore, relieved
from the charge of having invited this
slander upon Catholicism, in order to ita
persecution and their own elevation to po
litical power. History, as also the con
sciousness of the whole. Protestant world,
are unequivocal and uniform in represent
ing the Komish Church as intolerant, ag
grandizing and persecuting. But here is
the record:
"I do swear that I do from my
Heart abhor, delest, and abjure, as impi
ous and heretical, that damnable doctrine
and position, that Princes excommunicated
or deprived by the Pope, or any authority
of the See of Rome, may be deposed, of
murdered by their subjects, or any other
whatsoever: and I do declare lhat no for
eign Prince, Person, Prelate, State or Po
le n in te hath, or ought to have, any jurisdic
tion, power, superiority, pre-eminence or
authority. Ecclesiastical or Spiritual with
in ihe Realm of Great lintain, or any ot
the Dominions thereto belonging. So
help me God.
I do swear that I do profess
Faith in God, the Father, and in Jesus
Christ, his Eternal Son, fhe True God, and
in the Holy Spirit. One God. blessed for
evermore. And I do acknowledge the' Ho
ly Scriptures of the Old and New Testa
ment to be given by Divine Inspiration.
So help me God.
"I do solemnly and sincerely, in
the presence of God, profess, testify, and
declare, that I do believe lhat in the Sacra
ment of the Lord's Suppr there is not any
Transubstantiation of the Elements of
Bread and Wine into the Body and Blood
of Christ at or after the consecration there
of, by any person whatsoever, and that
the Invocation, or adoration of the Virgin
Mary, or anj- ottrer Stts, smil 9 mri firm
of the Mass as they are now used in tho
Church of Rome, are superstitious and idol
atrous, and I do solemnly, in the presence
of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I
do make this Declaration aud every part
thereof, in the plain an ordinary sense of
the words now lead unto me as they ar
commonly understood by English Protest
ants, without any evasion, equivocation, or
mental reservation whatsoever, and without
any dispensation already granted me for
this purpose by the Pope, or any other Au
thority, or Person whatsoever, or without
any hope of any such dispensation from any
Person or Authority whatsoever, or with
out thinking that I am or may be acquit'
ted before God or man, or absolved of tbisi
Declaration, or any part thereof, although
the Pope, or any other Person or Persons,
or Power whatsoever, should dispense with
or annul the same, or declare that it wrw
null and void from the beginning. So
help me God." Pa. Ftojih'i Ade.
The power of thought has accomplishsdl
wonders. It has enabled the student to
learn the languages, and solve the most ob
truse mathematical problems. It has
taught the farmer the art of agriculture,
lhat he may adopt his seed to the soil, that
it may produce a bountiful harvest. It
has taught the mechanic tbe rules which
govern physical substances,' that he may
apply it to the best advantage. It bast
taught the merchant rates of exchange,
that he may make a profit himself and ben
efit the oommunity ai large. It has taught
the lawyer principle of equity, by which
mankind must be governed. It has called
the lightning from th skies. Such are
some of the accomplishments of thought.
Thought, wrapt in the mystic mantle of
high order, passes and repasses tbe fiery
ordeal, yet cannot unfold to man its surpas
sing loveliness iu the language of earth.
It is the life of the mind, the ever-gushing
fountain of all seiences, and the perfection
of all art. It has been sheltered by the
winds of Heaven, and its embers shall glow
when all others are extinguished. It has
plucked from fame's etherial bower th
faiiest flowers. and twined them in a wream
to crown the brow of Milton. It was his
delight, under the influence of the sacred
blessing, thought, to write that admirable
poem, "Paradise Lost;" it was his great
est conquest lo wii:e "Paradise Regain
ed." Thought teaches ns that the grave is a
dark aud gloomy world, with no light to
illumine the night; but a better philoso
phy whispers to us that the grave is not
the end; that a cloud of darkness may
gather round the closing scene, and the
paleness of death be our winding sheet.
But a brighter dawn than ever was seeu
rising on the spirit, and thought links ita
fond immortality to ihe blessings of Heav-
' en
Thought, looting down inrougn wis
, , ' ... - :,.. .,.i;ri.7ffr.rf
ipse o. ages, wor.uS
beneath the decarinur wreck Ol the past,
T . . , .f j ,,.: ,t,
breaking the silence and mattering the
snsues ui um v..... . , -
. -- - - , . Tl,. ,,.
,v,,.n.l,t hrmnilrnir into fntontv. Xbus the
0 i.Ti, j,.i ,,,.1, .,! t
powerof thought bw done much nd has
muen ye. '"' "T.T 71
riT trtumDIli. W nat Tl -DT UU Will UU
. , tnl y 1 wnaU,v.
done; for. wit the J"00' 3' X
the world of -mind would be as (lay witn-
jomi-oiuwuvi .i.i.

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