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I'm Growing Old.
My days pass gently away,
My nights arc Messed with sweetest &lct ;
1 feel no symptom ofdecsjh
I have mi cause to mourn or weep,
My foes are Impotent ami shy.
My Irii nils are neither folia nor cold,
And yet, ol Inte I often sigh
I'm growing old!
My growing talk of olden times,
My grow ing thirst lor early news,
My growing apathy to rhymes,
My growing love for easy shoes,
My grow in hale of crowds and noise,
My growing fear ol taking cold,
All tell me, in the plainest voice,
I'm grow ing old! I
I'm growing fonder of tny stall",
I'm growing dimmer in the eyes,
I'm growing fainter in my laugh,
I'm growing deeper in my sighs,
I'm growing cureless of nly dress,
I'm growing frugal of my gold.
I'm growing wise, I'm growing yes---I'm
growing old!
I see it in my changing taste,
I see it in my changing hair,
I sec it ill my growing waste,
I sc.- it in my growing heir,
A thousand hints proclaim the truth,
As plain as truth was ever told,
That , even in my vaunted youth.
I'm growing old!
Ah, me! my very laurels breathe
The tale in my reluctant ears;
And every boon the hours hecjueaih.
But makes me debtor 'o the years!
U'en Flattery's honied words d claro
The secret she would lain withhold.
And tells me in "How young you arc!''
I'm growing old!
Thanks for the years, whose rapid llight
My sombre muse too sadly sings:
Thanks for the gleams of golden light
That tint the darkness of their wings!
The light that beams from out the sky,
Those heavenly mansions to untold.
Whore all are blest, and none inuy sigh,
"I'm growing old!"
From Arthur's Home Gazette.
"I'll not live in this way!" exclaimed Mrs.
Lyon, passionately. "Such disorder, wrr.n
gling and irregularity robs me of all peace;
end makes the house a bedlam, instead of a
quiet home. Tom!" -she spoke iharply to 1
a bright little fellow, who was pounding
away with a wooden hammer on a chair, und i
making a most intolerable din; "stop that
noise this instant! And you, Km, not a word
from your lips. If you can't live in peace
with your sister I'll separate you. D'ye
hear' Hush, this instant!''
"Then mako Jule give me my piu-cushiun.
She's got it in her pocket."
It's no such thing; I liavn't," retorted
"You have, I say "
"I tell vou I havn't!"
"Will you hush!" The lace of Mrs. Ly
on was (iery red, and she stamped upon the
Moor, as she spoke.
"I want try pin-cushion. Make Jule give
me my pin-cuskion."
Irritated beyond control, Mrs. Lyon caught
Julia by the arm, ad thrusting her hand into
her pocke', drew out a Unable, a piece of
lace, end a penknife.
,"1 told you it wusn't there! Couldn't you
oelieve me!"
This impertinence was moro than the
mother could endure; and. acting from her in
dignant impulses, she boxed the ears ol Julia
soundly; conscious at the same lime, that
Bail was chiefly to blame lor all this troub
le, by a wrong accusation of her sister, she
turned upon her aWo, administering an equal
punishment. Frightened by all this, the
younger children, whose incessunt noise had,
for the last hot.r, c jntributed to the overthrow
of their mother's temper, became suddenly
quiet, and skulked away into corners and
the baby, which was seated on the floor, be
tweeu two pillows, curved her quivering lips,
and glanced fearfully up at the distorted luce
to which she hail been used to see the love
light that mado her heaven.
A deep quiet followed this burst of passion,
!tke the hush which succoeds the Btorm.
Alts for the impulsive image of that mother,
daguerreolyped in at instant on the memory
of her children, and never to be effaced
How many, many times in alter years, will a
sigh heave their bosoms, as that painful re
flection looks out upon them from amid the
dearer remembrances of childhood.
A woman of good impulses, but with scarce,
ly ny self-control, was Mrs. Lyon. Slit
loved her children and desired their good.
That they showed so little forbearance, on
with the other, manifested so little fralorni
t affection, grieved her deeply.
"My whole life is rendered unhappvby it!'
she would often say. ' What is to be done!
It ItdfttdfUi to think of a family growing up
in discord and disunion. Sister at variance
with sister, and brother lifting his arm against
As was usual niter an ebulition of passion,
Mrs. Lynn, deeply depressed in spir ts, as
well as discouraged, retired from her 'ami ly
to grieve and weep. Lifting the frightened
baby from the floor, she drew its head ten
derly against her bosom; and, leaving the
nursery, fought the quiet of her own room.
There, in repentance and humiliation, she
recalled the stormy scene through which she
had just passed, .Mid blamed herself for yield
ing blindly to passion, instead of Moating the
trouble atnui g her children with a quiet dis
crimination, To weeping, calmness, succeeded. Sti'l
she was perplexed in mind, as well as griev
ed at her own want of self-control. What
was to be done with her children ! How were
they to be governed aright! Painfully did
she feel her own unfitness for the task. By
this time the baby was asleep, and the mo
ther felt something of that tranquil peace
that every true mother knows when a young
babe is slt.mbering on her bosom. A book
lay on a shell', near where she was sitting,
and Mrs. Lvon, scarcely conscious of the
act, reached out her hand for the volume.
She opened, without feeling any interest in
its contents; but, she had only read a few
sentences, w hen this remurk arrested her at
tention: "All right govern me nt of children begins
with self-government."
The words seemed written for he ; and
the truth, expressed wus elevated instantly
into perception. She saw it in the clearest
light, and closed the book and bowed her 1
head in sad acknowledgement of her own er- ;
mrs. Thus, for some time, she hud been
sitting, when the murmur of voices from be-1
low grew moreard more distinct, and she
was soon irousod to the painful fact, that as
usual, when left alone, the children were ;
quarreling among themselves. Various noi
ses, as of pounding on and throwing about
chairs, and other pieces of lurniliire, were
heard; and, at length, a loud scream, min
gled with angry vociferution,-mou- Upon be
Indignation swelled instantly to the heart
of lira, Lyon, and hurriedly placingjthe slee
ping babe in its crib, she started for the
scene of disorder, moved by un impulse to
punish severely the young rebels against au
thority, and was half way down the stairs
when her fet were checked by u remem
brance ol the sentiment "All right govern
ment of children begins with Belt-government."
"Will anger, subdue angiir! When storm
meets storm is the tempest stilled! These
were the questions uskod of herself, almost
involuntary, "This is no spirit in which to
meet my children. It never lias, never will
et'forco order und obedience, ' she added, as
she stood upon thy stairs, struggling with
herself, striving for the victory. From the
nursery came louder sounds of disorder.
How weak the mother felt! Vet in this
very weakness was strength
I must not stand id'.y here, she said ' as a
sharper cry of anger smote her ears; and so
she moved on quickly, und opening the nur
sery doo-, stood rovouled to he: children. Ju
lia had just raised her bund to strike Dinily,
who stood confronting her w ith a (iery face.
Both were a little startled at their mother's
sudden appearance; and both, expecting the
t nil that usually came at such times, began
to asutne tliedefiaut, stubborn air with which
her intemperate reproos were always met.
A few moments did Mrs. Lyon stand look
ing ut her children gnef, not anger, upon
her countenance How still all became-
What ,i look of wonder came gradually into
the children's faces us they glanced one at
the other. Something ol shame was next
visible. And now, the mother "was consci
ous of a new power over the young rebels of
her household.
"Kmily," said she, speaking mildly, and
with u touch ot sorrow in her voice that she
could not subdue, 'I wish you would go up
into tny room and sit with Miry while she
Without a sign of opposition, or even of
reluctance, Emily went quietly from the n ir
sery, in obedience to her mothers desire.
"This room is very much in disorder, Ju
lia "
Many limes had .Mis. I,)on siul, under like
eiriOIOftanOMi 'Why don't you put things to
rights!' or 'tioandget the broom this min
ute, and sweep up the room. You're the la
ziest girl that ever lived.' Many, many
times, as wehnvesaid, had such lui guuge
been addressed by Mrs. Lyon, under like) cir
cumstances, to Julia and her sisters without
producing anything butter than u gru llbliog.
partial execution of her wishes.
Hut now, the mild intimation that
the room ,vas in disorder, had the effect de
! sired. Julia went quickly about the work of
! resto ing things to their right places, und in
a little while order wus apparent where con
fusion teigned before. Little Tommy,
whose love of hammering was an incessunt
uuuoyaiico to his mother, had ceased li s din
on her sudden appearance, and, for a few
moments, stood in expectation of u boxed ear;
tor a time he wus puzzled to understand the
new uspect of affairs. Finding ho wus not
under Iho bun, as usual, he commenced slap
ping a tlick over tho top of an old table, ma
king a most ear-piercing noise. Instantly
Juliu .-aid, in a low voice, to him.
"Don't Tommy don't do that. You know
it makes mother's headache."
"Does it make yourieud ache, mother!"
asked the child, curiously, and with a pitying
lone in iiis voice, as he came creeping up to
his mother's side, and looking ut her as il
in doubt whether 'le would be repulsed oi
'SometimOOlit does, tny son," repiiedMri
' Lyon, kind!; 'and it is always unpleasant
' VVon'tyou try and play without making at
1 1 much noise !"
' , Yes, mother I'll try,' answered the littl
) fellow cheerfully. 'But I'll forget sometimes. 1
I He looktd earnestly at his mother as if
I something more was his thoughts,
j 'Well, dear, what elsel' said she encour
agingly. 'When I forget yo'll tell me mother; won't
you mother!'
'Yes, love.'
'And then I'll stop. Bill don't scold me
! mother, for then I can't stop.'
Mrs. Lyon's heart w is touched. She caught
her breath, am! bent her face dow n to con-
1 ccal its expression, until it rested un the eil-
I ken hair ol the child.
'Be a good boy, Tommy, and I will never
j scold you any mora, she murmureo gently
, in his ear.
His arms stole upwards, Mid as they were
twined closely a ioiit her nck, he pressed
his lips tightly against her cheek thus seal
ing his part of the conlnct with a kiss.
How sweet to 'he mother's taste were
' these first fruits ol self-control. Tim effort
to govern herself, what a power she had bc-;
quired. Instilling the tempest of passion
1 in her on bosom, she had poured the oil of
peace over the torm-:rettcd hearts of her
Only first fruits were these. In all her
after days did the mother strive with herself,
ere she entered into a contest with tho in
herited evils of her children; and just so lar
as she was ohle to overcome evil in them
Often, very oflcn, did she lull back into old
, states; and ofton, very often, was self-resis-1
tence only a light effort; but the feeble influ
ence for good (hat flowed from her words or
actions, whenever this was so, warned of er
ror, and prompted a more vigorous self-control.
Need it be said that she had an abun
dant reward!
lii&u I ecooi me uu a lion ui goou c b,wiivui-
er in public or privat life, that they are
pregnant with unperceived benefits, yielding
good fruits not thought of in their inception.
This truth is already exemplified in the Re
ciprocity Treaty, and makes us more grate
ful to the authors of thut wise act and to all
those who were instrumental in corrying it
forward toils consummation. The leading
recommendation of ilia" diplomatic achieve
ment was that it settled an old dispute und
averted a foreign quarrel; but who supposed
that it wus lo supply our exhausted markets
or furnish to any portion of this fertilo U
nion the necessunes of life! Such, hawev-
er, from the annexed exti act Irom the New
ark Advertiser, appears to be the fact. May
' we not repeat, therefore, "blessed aro the
1 peacemakers!"
i "The Reciprocity Treaty has had a fortu-
: nate beginning. A fuirer field to test its
qualities could not bd desiied. Canadian
I gruin and provisions are all wanted.and few
w ill be out of temper if both, especially at
I the piejent moment, ihou'd arrive in abun
dance. Wa are in the midst o( a short sup
ply of almost all things edible. This has
been the work of several years, till an abso
lute dearth is upon us.
! "We need help in this emergency from
somewhere, and the agricultural products of
Canada come in opportunely just ut this
time. They are seasonable to suve us not
'only from higher prices, but well nigh from
' absoluti! want. We have not land enough it
seems, on this side of the water to produce
our own food, und so, till more can be annex
ed or something can be done by our own
countrymen to keep us from starvation, wo
shall he willing .'hat other men may do it.
II there is real danger of the continiianco of
the present exorbitance of prices, or any
thing lile it, even Cuba, if it only iiirncduut
cattle and flour, instead of sugar and tobac
co, might be welcome to the Confederacy.
Any port in u storm und any murket in u famine."
Mormon IvaTlcB. The 'hreo Indiuns,
murderers of Copt, Gunnison, whose arrest
was noticed some time ugo, were tried before
the U. S. District Court of tho Territory of
Utah, and notwithstanding the testimony
Wtl clear and undisputed, the Mormon jury,
under the influence u( their leaders fcould be
induced to bring them in guilty only of man
slaughter. Under this verdict, the only one
that could be got the Indians were sentenced
t i three years imprisonment. But, as it to
set at defiance the authority of the United
States, in less than three weeks they were
permitted by the Mormons to escape!
The New York Times states on the author
ity of private correspondence thut no doubt
whatever is entertained by Col. Steptoe and
the authorities, thatthe whole thing hud been
brought about by the Mo-iuons for the ex
press purpose of conciliating the Indians and
exasperating them against the Federul au
thority. For some time past, Mormon mis
sionaries have been maintained among the
Indians, and Brigln ui Young has proposed
that intermarriage among the lodians and
Mormons he introduced und encouraged as
rapidly as possible. These occurrences in
dicate the commencement of a system' of
tampering with the Indians on the purl of
the Mormons, from which tho worst results
may be apprehended.
' 07"Some time ug-o there lived in Yer
Dtont a quoer old man named Fuller. He
had loit a part of his palate and was a rare
specimen. He owned a mill the water to
which wus brought for soma distance thro'
' u wooden flume, t'ne moraing un appren
tice informed him that the flume was full of
suckers. Fuller posted himself ut its mouth:
placing a large basket to catch the suekers
in, while the boy went to the other end to
I hoist the gate. There was a 'rush of many
waters,' carrying Fuller, basket and all, over
the over-shot wheel ar.d thirty feel below.
All dripping he srrambled out, sputtering.
'Vou may think I'm an old idiot, but I hainl
quite such a darned fuol thai I can't see thro1
that joke.'
' 07"Siace the beginning of tho year
3,735 tons of coal have been shipped t
s Baltimore (root tho Schuylkill, p,, rtgiott.
Existence of God.
There is a God! The hords of (hi VtliayJ
the cedars of the mountains bless him the
j insects sport in his beainv the tltphinl
lutes him with the rising orb of day the
birds sing him in the foliage the 'thunder
proclaims him in 1'ie heavens the ocea'i
declares his immensity man alone has said
"There is no God!" Unite in '.bought at the
same instant, the most beautilul objects In
nature: suppose thai you see at once all the
hours ol the day, and ail the seasons of the
year; a morning of Spring and a morning of
Autumn; a night br.,pang!ed with atari, uud
with thr flowers; lorcsls hoary with snow;
fields gilded oy till tint o( Autumn; then
alone you WOO id have a just conception of!
j the universe. While you are gazing on that'
sun which is plunged under the vault ef the
west, another observer admires him Rfnorging
from the gilded gutes of the east. By wblt
inconceivable magic does that aed star,
which is sinking fat:gued and burning in the1
shades of evening, re-appear at tha same in
stant, fresh uud hum d with the rosy dew of
morning! At every instant of the day the
glorious orb is at once rising resplendent
at noon day and setting in the w est or rath
er our senses deceive us, and there is prop
erly speaking no east, or north, or south, or
west in the world. Everything reduces it
elfw one single point. From which the ,
King ol Day sets (ortlt at otice a triple light
in one single substance. The bright splen
dor is, perhaps, that is most beautiful lor It
gives us an idea of the perpetual tnagnifi
ceuce and resistless power ol C d
Chal a drittnd.
Little Graves. Sacred place or pure
thoughts und holy meditations are Iho little;
graves in the churchyard. They are t.ie de
positories of the mother's sweetest joy hull
unfolded buds of innocence, irumanity nip'il
by the frost of'ame, ere yet a single Canker
worm of corruption had nestled among Its
embiyo petals. Callous indeed must be the
heart of lllmwho can stand be u little graveside
and not heve the holiest emotions of his sou!
: awakened to the thought of the purity of the
joy which belongs alone to God and Heaven;
' for the mute preacher at his feet tells him of
life begun und life ended without a stain; and
surely i! th s bo the twit land enlightened
by the son of in finite goodness whence out !0
ated the soul of the brief sojourner among
us. How swells the hearts of the parents,
with mournful joy, w hile standing by the cold
earth bed of lost little ones! Mournful be-
! cause u sweet treusure is taken away joy
ful, because that precious jewel glitters in
I the diadem of the Redeemer.
(OrOrtflof the moat charming and lunching of all
newspape paragraphs which bat come to us lor ma-1
ny u day, is the lol lowing little sermon from the pen
of Anion G. Cucsteb. Read it, you who would
' learu the beauty ol holiness.
Existence of God. "Oh My Brother ! What a Light !"
I Such were the last words of a young and
lovely girl whose pure spirit was recently
furnished with pinions, to pass in quiet digni
ty from all its cures. She hud long since
ceased to find her chiefest pleasures in the I
"beggurly elements ol this world;" her life I
hud been a beautiful exemplification of there-1
ligion of Jesus; and the valley of the shadow
of death had no terrots for her. No wonder
' seeing thut it was lighted by '.lie smiles of
the Crucified.
One who wus present at the death bed of
( this daughter of the Cross declares it to have',
been the sweetest picture of Christian resig-j
nation und triumph thut could be conceived.
Peace crowned the brow of the sufferer, like
a living halo; smiles, serene as June morning,
covered her pale ljjis, and her eye, though its
color hud faded, was us bright at the even-
ing stir. God had set his seal upon her, and
for her to die was blessed and beautiful.
"What u light!" We cannot hesitate as
to the source of that light. With the hero
of the Apocalypse, she "s.uv Heaven open-;
ed." The brightness of I'uradise was made
manifest to her eurlhly vision, for a token
and lor a joy. The Bunshine of the New
Morning broke upoii her drooping eyelids,
and flushed upon the way she was soon to
truvel! No wonder that she cxclui ned, with
rapturous vehemence, "What x light!"
"What a light!" Was il not the assurance
of a life well spent of a glorious triumph
' over "the last enemy" uf a diadem thut wai
' ted, fur up beyond '.he blue that our ryes
1 can see, for her forel ead! Is there nothing
in Religion, when it paints so lovely a scene
as this! Is Faith u fable when it so strength
ens the soul ?
j . "What a light!" Which is better, tho
sunshine or the storm! the beam or the shad
ow! the crown of Abel or lilt' brand-mark of
I Cain!
"I. lie is roul, life is earnest.
And the grave is not its goal)
Dust thou art, to dust reiurnesl,
Wus not spoken ol tho toul."
It is meet her that we should labor. It is
not wrong to occupy our minds with the'
cares of the world, to a certain extent ; hut if
(he world is made our all, the light thut. burst
upon the eyes of this dying girl shall never
bless our own. Alone, in the dark shall we
drift OUl upon the terrible billows, and there
meet with a shipwreck from which there is
no sulvution. The mind thut is manly aho'd
I consider these tilings.
"What a light!" Lord, let mo die the
death of the righteous; and let my lust end be
like hit.
man having beeo committed for trial
at E ellefontaine, Ohio, lor passing a counter
feit bank note on a bank in CoflOOliOUt of
the denomination of two dollars was dischar
ged by a judge, on the ground that the utter
ing of a foreign bank note under the denomi
nation of ten dollars was nut a crime accor
ding to the laws of Ohio. It is lime that
the luws of Ohio in ihis rospoct were changed
, The police rorcc of Now Orleans' con
siMs of 2o0 men.
The Change of Public Sentiment.
The altered lone of pnbli.-. sentiment all
over the country on tha Slnvei v question is
so marked, that the ehlflga Mtri-cts universal
attention. In addition to the iJthlbltlon at
'.he anniversary meetings in Ne,v Yotk ::l,u
ded to in the article wa have copied below
lr.n the N. Y. Courvr and Hm'tirtr a pa
per, by the by, noted lor itt Cotiversattsrh on
this subject we make mention of Ihfl fact
that Senator Sumner, of Massachusetts, hit
repeated his onti-Slavery Ircture to audien
ces too large tor the largest Hal's 'o contain
them, twice in New York and once in Brook
lyn. The tone ol the article which follOWI.
coming from the source il does, will attract
Unwonted exultation fa markedtlio an
nual Anti-Slavery meetings, ir, this city,
which huve just closed. There is reason
for it. Deploruble or not, the fact in cerium
that tho agitators never befote stood un so
advantageous a ground, or h.d be!ore them
so fair a sweep us now. The speakers felt
it, and the audiences rc It it. It was manifest
in the language, the tones and the whole
bearing of the former, and the uproarious ap
plausejof the latter an applause which was
perfectly new in its kind at an abolition mee
ting in this city, for hO storm uf hisses mix
ed with it or followed it, not even (s a ! 1 we
say it!) the faintest semblance of a single
hiss. These gathering, though men of no
toriously infidel sentiment and odious associ
ation figure in them as prominently as ever,
ure no longer visited with those manifesta
tions of indignation and acorn they once
were. There is a very marked change and
its cause it manifest. It comes, It is impos
sible to ignore it, and it is folly to si ght it
it comes from the altered relations of the
North to the Sout'1, produced by the act of
South in repe ling the Missouri Compromise,
and by the acquiescence of the South in the
outrages of the UitlOOriaOi in usurping the
electoral right of the aettler of Kanzas.
The whole Noithcrn press, with three or
four soulless and venal exceptiuns, have rung
w ith indignant protests against this rascality
while the organs of .public feeling at the
South hav'e either openly countt nsnced it or
Virtually connived at it by their silence. Had
there been the prompt, outspuken, emphat
ic condemnation by the South there ought to
have been bud il been proclaimed by the
people of the Slave States that the doctrine
of popular sovereignly in the territory was
law that must not be broken had they ad
jured tho proceedings of the Missourians, and
thrown the whole weight uf Iheir puboc
opinion against it, the perpetrators of the in
iquity would have been covered with cunfu
sion, and the North would have seen in it un
tijiotoUeahln pvideneo that the South, mista
ken as it was in destroying the compromise
o! 18-20, was yi consistent in principle und
reliable in action The moderate and ra
tional men of the North had a right to ex
pect this. They have been disappointed.
Pretences hate indeed been put forward that
the invasion of the Missourians was but a
fair sel-ofl'uguinst the operations of the Kun
zas Emigration Societies, uud that Governor
Reader, whose administration of the law
Was over-ridden, W113 a speculator -in lands;
but where such pretences take thejshape or
justification they are to every hoi.cst man, a
mockery. The law organizing the Territory
gives every settler the right to vote, ai.d none
but settlers. The men who availed them
selves of the facilities offered by the Emigra
tion Societies were bona full settlers: the in
vading Miaaouriant were not. This is the
controlling, decisive fact; and all attempt to
plead aside. from it is an insult to every in
telligent mind. Gov. Feeder's dealing in
lunds wus u right he was us much entitled to
us any privute individual, whtthei its exer
cise was proper or improper, it had nothing
to do with the wrongs of the Missjutians.
The one wus not against law. the other was.
The one was a private rijht, the other was a
public crime.
This Kansas difficulty bodes no good to
the country least of all to the South. It
is daily fording itself more upon the public
attention, and exciting deeper feeling; and
it is fast opening the way for u Presidential
campaign of the most thorough und most
bitter tOCtlonslityl The Nebraska Act ond
the subsequent events in Kanzas have given
the extreme anti-aluvery men a power in
twelve months which they, of themselves,
could not have acquired in twelve yearsund
have weakened the nicriil position of the
South more than all previous occurrences
combined. The South cannot too distinctly
or too soon understand this, for nothing is
more dangerous thun false security What
ever means there may be uf correcting or in
any way abating the evil, should ie faith
fully employed. If there be common ground
upon which the culm leflecting moderate
men of tho North and the calm reflecting
moderulc men of the South can meet on this
slavery question, the sooner it is discovered
and occupied the better.
fj-Duvid R. Atchison, Vice President of
the United States, actually headed a body of
sixty UiaaoUrians at our late election in '.lie
Nymehuw district. Knisut Tribune.
Wonder if Davy w ill present himself as a
cundidate for the Senate of the Ulliied Slates
before the Legislature of Missouri after this
exploit! H' ho voted ill Kansas, us the above
paragraph implies, he must have made oath
that he was 'in actual resident of Kansas.
If he was a resident citizen of Kansas, and
entitled to VOU in their elections, then he is
not u citizen of Missouri, and a vast majority
of the people of this Slate will rrj ice that
he has cease I lo disgrace the State by call
ing it his home. If, on the other hand, he
still claims to be a citizen of Missouri, ho
was guilty of a gross fraud by voting in Kan
sas and interfering in the elections in tuat
Territory. Neither Atchison, nor uny of hi
irUii" who voted in Kansas, should be permit
' Ted to vole at the next elections in thi
State. All patriotic citizens should keep
their eye upon them und challenge their
totf in thi Btlt. They will not bd per-
1 rnitted to vote here after swearing that they
were Bitlsenl ot Kansas and exercising tho
rights of citizens there, unless they can ,jrove
that they havo committed 11 fraud, which
will eiititle them to be punished whenever
they mny be caught in the Territory hereaf
ter. St. Louis Ihmijcrat.
1 .
'Frf.e iir.i.rjit" An Incident. A friend
fettles the particulars of an affair that hap
pened, a lew day ago, in St. Ljuis; and the
Story it worth reDeatitig:
An itinerant street preocher was hoiding
forth or.odiv in the licinity uf the Court
House, and us is usual with the genus, wsa
inveighing in itrong language against for
eigners. A police officer in the vicinity, suf
fered the speaker to go ahead until a crowd
had collected around him. and tome symp
toms uf disturbance were msniresttd.wmid he
Interposed with.
"Look here, old fallow! that can'l he per
mitted here. You must come down from
there !"'
The officer laid hands on the peaker, and
w as about lo dismount him from the box on
which he stood, a demonstration that pro
duced a sensation hi the auditors, and they
cried out rs they felt, some, 'Shame!
Shorn?! Free Speech! and others 'Down
with him! Khlit him up! Siiut him up! At
this moment a representative uf the Virginia
chivalry, in passing, saw the muj, aud ru:h
ed up inquiring.
"Is that some d ned Abolitionist'
Down with hlml Tar and feather the scoun
drel!" "Oh no," said a friend, "it's only a fellow
preaching Rgainst the Catholics and For
eigners!" "Is that all!" said our Virginian, "then
let him go ahead. I'm for frU speech'."
The application can be made by those
who see the point.
The Catti ke ol Shanghai by the Imte
rialists A Bloody Sclse, &.c A letter
dated Shanghai, Feb. '21, gives the following
additional particulars of the capture of that
city by the Imperialists:
The great agony is over. After a siege of
eightstn months the city is at length in the
hands of the Imperialists, supplies of provis
ions and munitions completely failed ll.e in
: surgents; and not only thsy, but the poor
i inhabitants of the city were red'iced to the
; last extremities: dogs, cat, vermin and mo:e
repulsive objects were devoured. Tbere Was
t no doubt, a formidable conspiracy organiz-.-d
! for their relief, uud for othei purposes men
tioned in my letter by the Formosa, but the
acrive measures of the Imperialists and of
foreigners, who were apprehensive of the
results to themselves, probably prevented
I an outbreak, and the insurgents, thus depri
ved uf all hope from without, were forced to
burst 'ha bonds that incumbered them. At
about half pust eleven, on the night of the
17th, flainc3 suddenly burst furtlrfrom twen
ty different parts of the city at once, and
soon the whole town svas wrapt in blaze and
smoke. The scene was terrilfic; with the
exception of a slight fire of musketry in
the west however, which lasted but a few
moments, all was still us death, and nothing
could be heard but the roaring of the flames,
und the crushing of tiles and falling ruins.
I At daybreak the Imperialists cautiously
climbed the walls, and ventured stealthily
along as mice creeping from their holes. No
one uppeared, however, to oppose them; the
Insurgents had lld from ihe city; Lew and
Aling with the main body hail taken a wes
terly direction Many small, detached pai
ties. however, became lost in the dark, and
I fell into the hands ofthe Imperialists. The
I fats of the main body still remains uncertain,
; though it is reported tfiey have scattered and
been captured. If such is not already the
esse, it is likely to be their fate. Many sick
1 ami wounded were left in this city, and of
; course, soon disposed of. The conflagration
' ruged for about eighteen hour, and the whole
I city is laid in ashes.
J 1 went into the city yesterday, and mada a
circuit of the walls. On tv ry side was
seen nothing but ruin, destruction and blood.
Groups of heads fearlessly mutiluted festoon
ed the rvalls. At the gates, especially .hun
dreds were hanging on poles, or rolling about
the ground, while at intervals, large baskets
lull were lying- I saw aUo several heaps of
naked bodies mutilated and disemboweled,
though most of them have been burned. The
scene from the wall was painful in the ex
treme within, a in iss of smoking ruins;
without, huvue and destruction the once
extensive suburbs all destroyed. The coun
try around too presents u gloomy appearance
all the trees have been cut down by the
soldipry for fuel, and every thing looks bar
ren and desolute . The sight made ine feel
melancholy for the remainder of the duy.
fj-.'7 Do you know the prisoner, Mr. Junes!
Ye to tha bone.'
What is his character!'
'Never knew he hud any."
, 'Does he live nssryoul"
So near that lie only spent five Shillings
for firewood, in eight years.'
'Did he ever come into co'lisioe with you
in any matter!'
'Only once, and that was when lie was
drunk and mistook me for a lamp post."
'From what you know of him, would you
believe him 1 nder oath!'
'That depends on circumstances, (f he
was so much intoxicated that ho did not
know what he wa doing, I would. If he
wasn't, I wouldn't.'
ftrTHK Wyandotte Inpiass -Byja'ireaiy
between the U. S. and the Wyandotte lit
dinans, ratified on the 1st of March last,
the Wyandotte Indians are declared to be
citizens of the United Slates, to all intents
and purposes and privileges and immunities
of such citizens, OUbjeel lo the luws ot the
, United Slutes and of the Territory of Kansas
(jy-Therc is an active demand for land war
lauts in New-York, and prices within the last
I week have gons up from H.IO to i,i2i
per sere.
Who do Hippose said it?
No! She wa vry bemtiful.with h-r cheek
or rose-hue, and the curling auburn trertet
that the w ind sports with en gallantly; but
the did not aty It, Not the bright cresiato
by whcM ide stnnds a lovsr, looking to ten
deny in those glorious eyes. Nor yet tha
dimpled bube with c'terub face lifted to tho
more mslure, but not lei innocently weet
features, with ths holy light of mother glo
rifying its smile.
Then -a he do you suppose said it!
Wrong again. Not that newly wedded
husband, whose . 1 for s few fleeting
months he has sntly called heaven full of
Smiles and tenderness, and o't repeated vow
fi tting like birds of paradise in ruinb w plu
mage; where a pretty, white-robed being,
Willi girlifeh-mu'roiily sir, glides about tho
neut kitchen, making with her own hand
the Snowy bread. Where, when the odioui
s'ore is closed, he comes home with s boun
cing heart, and sitting w th her banc in bis.
rove w ith a pair of brown eye over bi fa
vorite paper, every iitlle while stopping to
snatch a kiss from the red lip to dose to
hit cheek. Although he wl iapers many
times of love, yet this "I love you" waa not
spoken then and there.
A third w jman si; hushing to sleep her
nestling bbe. Beuuly once made that face
radiant, perhaps, but all its beauty ha gone
now, the biue eye i dim and fuded the
whole expression sjrrowfu' thd pale brow
covered with line of care. Perhaps with
that far off look ol hen, she sees threo littl
graves, green with a many summers,
i Her house is very humble all day hatihe
toiled, and the fainting spirit almost surren
ders of latigue, fie downcast eyes tremble in
tears she it to weary. And every nerve
t.-ingo when the coys come hungry from
school, some with weeping and talet of sor
rotv that mother must hear.
And alter they are hushed with kiss or
chiding, it is time to get supper for aevea
hungry mouths; and then th accuitomed
never-ending routine of put: ing hv,aj and
clearing up,till the worn out creature won
ders with a sigh, if there really will ever
come a rest to her, an eternal rest.
At last sue can seat her weary limb ia
t ie old corner rocking chair. The babe,
whose eye close fitfully to a low lullaby ,lie
in Irs futher's lap. He is a plain man, tha:
good father, with an honest face, and a grail
heart, that would if it could, take in all the
euro and sorrow of the household,
i The babe lee s. With c rude gentleness
he lays it on its mother's hjsnra and us tha
ruddy firelight plays over her careworn fea
ture, ho looks upun hr suddenly grown lus
trous end beautilul. He lifts his great band
softly, ti.'i it rests on her shoulder, as he
I'ji; y-'H, dear Mary."
How the poor heart leaves into .ove, light
and rest! How vanish the cares that tro 1
upon her very goul! She no more remerabe't,
tl.at toilsome washing. Sne redec'a urit co'-v
that the pretty babe, with it pink flushed
cheek against her breast, has worn her pa
tience threadbare with its constant tears an J
unrest. She forgets that the fir waul I
ameke that the brcthuss burnt that th
children teased her that the line br.,k,anl
that every limb in her frame ached with fa
; What were theso in comparison with th
sleadtnst love that had burned for eighteen
year in the tuhlight of happiness, though tha
cloud of di'4palr,Whon bdauty made her win
ning, an I when her thartn of 1 iveiness hi I
gone, and th- freshness of her youth depar
ted forever 1 Whet cared she for ought ou'
side her home, though she had many orrov
while such wort's thrilled her whole being1
' love tjou. dear Mary."
Ah! you long married, repining husbindt
who exact every attention as a duty how
much would it cost you to make your hom
thus beautiful With all itscires! I tell yoj
on word of love wilt loosen great burd it
from the shoulders of the toiling woman you
eall wife. Try it. Go home some night, anl
look upon her with the eyes of long ago.
For one littl moment think how great tria"
she took into her heart when she marritd
you. Then tenderly c!ap her han-", and a
she looks with wonder opened eyes, say t )
her in a low and steady voice not careless'
nor sportively, but earnestly,
" .'oc lOtt."
Trust me, il will be to her SnJ you bolH,
better than diamonds.'
The Presbytery of Shenungo of the Asto
elate Preslyterian Church ,at a mee'.ing held
al New Wilmington on the 17th ult , adoptcJ
the following resolutions with reference to
See ret S; cielies:
Resolved, That In the judgment uf tl.i
Presbytery, the prino'ples of our Cl.jrch ex
clude ffo.m c iminuuion the member uf ihd
Secret Society en I led Know Nothings, anl
the members of all such Secret Societies.an I
that Presbytery tercet acssion to enforce
this opinion.
Wheat Crop From all psrUot the State
we learn from our exchanges that ths com
ing crop, if not injured in filling, will be lar
ger than uny preceding year. A far a our
observation extends, the wheat crop in this
section looks very promising. Th general
opinion a nong the farmers is that we wi I
huve an early harvest, they thirk that early
wheat w ill be hi for ihe sickle by thj SOtll
of June. Giiernsiy Times.
Htdr ni bia A gentleman by the ntm
of II .v.... r siiiiug near Smilbnehj, Ohis.wut
b tteii recently by a dog, tuppossd to be med.
On Thu'sday last, Mr. II. became retive,ai:J
took spasms had four mi that day, tad wa
reported no lieer from the horrible affliction
i ntJunday. It is thuught he cannot survivJ
"My love," laid Boyle It his wife, "wh '
a laplander like an urabrelL make-'
give it up f 'Cause he deri it
Fran the :in, deer f' D'v8
., bis support

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