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B. R. .COW EN, EDITOR ft PROPRIETOR. "HE WHO LOVES HOT lis COUIHEY CiiT LOVE itOTJCHG' TERMslTZ Te'arTiNB
NEW BKK7ES, VOL. VIII, NO. 12. BT. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIfr THUljSDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1855. " WHOLE NO. 979
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POETRY.
OCTOBER.
BY KATE HARRINGTON.
It is droair.y October,
The happiest time
For artists to poucil
Or poets to rhyme;
The season best suited
For thoso who still yearn
For the beautiful days
That can never return.
How oft, like wild truants,
Our thoughts will fly back,
To muse at tho mile stones i
On memory's truck. i
To chant their regrets I
In a low, mournlul tune,
For tho rapturous moments
That vanished too soon. (
Thsre, the ochoes of words
That were breathe I in the past,
Seem tho accents themselves,
Like the shadow that's east
From that promise of mercy
That great, bended bow,
Whose arrows, bright ruin drops, (
Fall harmless below.
It ii strange that such season
Our sorrow boguiles.
When nature's bright face
Is all dimpled with smiles?
When the cold chilling north Wind '
forgetting to moan,
Has changed its shrill voico '
To the tepliyr's soil tone? .
When the birds oi the kirest
Seem lost in amaze
To see the return
Ol these sun-sniny days? I
When, with light wings extended, I
They pause in their llight,
To wonder if spring tune I
Has burst en their sight? I
'' i
MISCELLANEOUS.
From Graham's Magazine.
THE BRIGGS' BABY.
BY ELLA RODMAN CHURCH.
[CONCLUDED]
Let welUanetlcn alon. .---i ii.d Maxim.
"It's a great bather, that b.iby," mutter
ed Sa'ly, "cookin' up messes jisl to throw
away and then to hear a little varmint
squeal! My takes! why the pigs is noihin'
lo it!"
Timothy sal meditating by the crnule,
until, lu his great delight, the baby opt ned
its ryes. It wis now perteclly goud-na-turtd,
and smiled ul him, und sucked its
tliumo, us though it. hud quite lurgoiien
its Inte wrongs. He held out his hand
the baby manifested a decided disposition
to accept them and the next moment, the
delighted Timothy, with die child tightly
grasped in a h'glily novel mid as oiiishing
manner, paraded up und down the room
with all the feelings of a conqueror. Tho
baby was satisfied, and luoked ut him Bp
provingly. It seemed to be particularly lulid of
snatching at things, and, having cornered
Timothy aumewhero near the fire-place,
made frantic gtssps at an ancient china
bowl, that had descended to Mis. Cornwall
from her great-grandmother. Every morn
ing did the good woman dust and polish
' it with a reverential cure; it wus so thin
aa to be almost transpaieut, and an object
ot especial admiraliou to ull their visitor. 1
Timothy gently disengaged the baby''
hands, and tried to divert its attention; bui
the little tyrant twister! Its lip in a manner
that made its guardian shake in his shoes,;
aid bt telt in very much the Bame pre-!
dicament as doe a man who is parched on
a fence with a tiger twilling him on one!
aide, and a lion on the other. The baby i
Struck the first notes, and Timothy, coward
aa he wus, with a nervous 's-li," drew near!
again to the enchanted spot.
The catastrophe soon followed and
Timothy avuke from his blindness, to hear
his wile exclaiming
"I wouldn't have had it broken fur the
World!" as she gazed sorrow ully upon the
scattered fragments ami the baby screaming
over the ruins! '! declare," continued she.
half crying, "I almost wish that Murthit hud!
taken the bahy with her I had no idea ol j
its behaving in this way!"
"That's jist the tricks' of babies," observ
ed Sally, who had beea drawn from the
kitchen by the uproar, "you never know
how they air goin' to behatt,; sometimes,
of ko times, rattier, a-cuitin' up like Old
Scratch, himself and then pretendin' to
look o sweet, as if buiter wouldn't melt
in their months know 'em Miss Briggs'
welcome te her baby, for ill me "
"But Martha would have Raid that Sallv
wae a toured spinster of forty, who view
ed other people's haipinsss through a put
verted medio, .,, and was prrmpted entirely
, by malice ia her unamible reflections.
Sally banged the high chair, wLich had
also been sent over for the baby's accom
modation, as she drew It up to the table;
and looked with ill-concealed scoin upon
Timothy, who was shaking his wife's thim
ble upon s pair cf scissors, for the amuse
ment of the little responsibility.
Baby graciously recovered from Us dis
pleasure at the china bowl fof being broken
and requested, by signs, that the etigai'dish
and pruseves should be handed to it imme
diately. Mrs. Cornwall answered this de
mand by placing it carefully in the high
chair, and her husband seated himself be
side it with much satisfaction.
What should the baby have to eat, was
'.he nsxt question. Mrs. Cornwall was
very much at a loss what to substitute for
the arrow-root, anci the child seemed in a
lair way Of gelling no supper at all.
At length, a bright idea struck her, while
regarding a dish of apple-sauce that was
soft enough, in all conscience and Timo
thy immediately heaped a liberal allowance
upon the young visitor's plate. The baby
liked it, that was very evident Mrs. Corn
wall was famous for her apple-sauce and
it dabbled in the plate with its little, fat
fingers, and conveyed the palatable cem
pound to its mouth with astonishing rapidity-
The tv o old people sat gazing upon the
child in a sort of delighted surprise, as
though they had not expected to see it eat;
ind finully, Timothy placed a crust of bread
In the little hand, in order to diversify the1
performances. Poor man! whatever he did,
tn- done with the best intention, but'
lomehow or other, it always seemed to be l
he thing thut he should not do; for, after
Mlitlng the crust into its mouth, and at-1
ncki.ig it in a manner that delighted its !
ntertainers, the youthful scion of the house !
if Briggs suddenly became grave, and ex
libited symptoms of choking. Timothy's'
v i 1 genius again beset him. and jhe lifted
he cup of milk and water to the child's)
ips it was swallowed the wrong wav, andj
he baby began to grow black in the face.
"For mercy's sake!" exclaimed Mrs.
Cornwall, as the child gasped for breath,
'oat its back, quick, or it will choke to
lealh!"
Timothy patted with (tightened vigor,
lis wife patted, and Sally, too, lent her
lervices with a zeal that looked very much
is though she considered this a fine op
lorlunity to revenge herself upon the baby,
iavinu been pounded with an inch of its
ife, the child stopped choking in seM'-de-enc.e;
but T.m .thy continued to pal, as
hough resolved to prevent all future uc
lldenti, Mrs. Cornwall wiped the perspiration
rum he. farce, and sat. duvrn csmcia'j.-abiy
lbs irbed.
"For pity's sake," said she. "give it
lathing hut apple-sauce that's safe enough
or I took out all the cores myself. I wish
o gracious Martha'd come and tuko It,
while it is alive!"
Another supply uf applr-aauca was plac
id before it, and bahy finished its supper
aithout any more mishaps
When the candles were lighted, he
visitor leenme sleepy and cross; and, after
leading Si ly up anil down, much to that
lunsel's disph asure, to be sure that the
Oom was warm and comfortable. Mrs. Corn-!
ivnll wrapped the bahy in iis cloak and'
mod, and her husband conveying the cradle
ih y proceeded up stair to put their charge I
lo bed. A roaring lire, a luxury to which I
ihey were qm'e unaccustomed in their sleep- i
lnt apart mrnt hud been made nn baby's!
ICOeuMf and Timothy declared that the
room telt liko ao oven.
The undressing was a complicated busi-j
ness; first, Mrs Cornwall took things off,
mid then upon hdldifg a conciliation with
Timothy, she put then on again, fearing,
Lhui it might lake told; and baby, indignant
t being i on trifled wilb.rubbtdill eyes with,
its fists, and squirmed about in un uncoti
Irullable fit o! pasoion.
"There there!" said Mr. Cornwall
soothingly, 'hush, now that's a darling!"1
But baby wouldn't hush, and kicked and
screamed; while the husband und wife tut
regarding it in perfect bewilderment
'7 know what that young'uu wants,"
observed Sally, who stood by the door with
an expression of intense disgust upon her
feutures; "a few good n,a would bring It
to its -ens. - ni ghty quick!"
This, however, wus nut to be thought
of; Mrs, Cornu all rocked vigomusly, with
the baby on her lap Timothy keeping up
nn industrious accompaniment to her con-:
slant "a h" and, at length, th a babv be
camo loo sleepy to cry, und dropped ofi"
like a Itimb. It was deposited in the cradle
in triumph; und. with u sigh of weuri::ess,
its nurses sank into their respective seats
by the fire.
"I feel dreadful tired," said Mr. Corn
wall, -'kind ol aching, like the rheuinuiisiii."
"So do I," rejoiand her husband, 'and
yet we don't seem to huve dune auythin'
either 1 liaint even fixed that corh-crib."
"I don't see how Miirlhn gets along so
well," coin uiued Mrs Cornwall, "doin' all
her own w..rk, and takin' care of the baby,
too."
She mint hnve a kind of knack at it,"
bs rveil T iWOt Ky, 'or perhaps the young
one k u mn it Ban cut up mth us. and takes
nlvant ge."
"Well," replied his wife, with a derided
yawn, "one thing n preiiy ceriain; I shall
(jo to bed before long, and try to get rest
ed wilh a good night's sleep It's a com
iwri that people ran sleep."
And to bed they short y went, nothing
doubling. Baby behaved beautifully, oemg
wripped in the r .lm slumber of innocence;
nini except ihs the room was uncomfort
ably warm, and a ligM in one's eyes not
the plessartrst thing in the world, all went
on well
It miohl have been nmewhere near mid
night, that Timothy Cornwall awoke to tha
rousrlousneBs of hi" wile's absence, and a
sort of upioar in the apsrtineut. Shaking
off the allurements of the dreamy Rod, he
sat bolt upright, and again experienced the
pleasant conviction of baby's existence
which small circumstance he had quite for
(gotten in the land of dreams. The cSild
i screamed, and then moaned, as if in pain,
j and twisted frantically on Mrs. Cornwall's
I lap, as she sat in the low rocking-chair by
the fire the light from the burning logs
; falling upon her pale and disturbed coun
' tenance.
! "What ts the matter!" exclaimed ber
I husband, springing to her Bide.
j "I haven't the least idea," was her de
spairing reply, "I'd give most anythin' I
have in the world if Martha'd only come
back!"
i "Well, shouldn't cart to tee her jest
now," observed Timothy, after gazing up
on ihe child's pale features, "I'd ruther have
the baby out of this fix, first, whatever it
J la. Aim there; nothin' wp ctn giv it!"
he continued, tnxiutsly, "paregoric, or any
thin' of that sort!"
j "Yes," replied hit wife, brightening up,
"Martha often give9 it a little paregoric.
Jest look on -he third shelf of tho cupboard
' there, inhe little, fat bottle, with the
broken cork."
Timothy seized the vial, and cautiouslv
dropped the stated number of drops. Baby
reared and plunged frightfully, hut do i n it
went; and then Mrs. Cornwall tried to trot
it into silence.
It was of no use, its screams became i
ternflc; and Sally, who came rushing dew n i
from her own dormitory, declured that the!
child wus dyi.g. -Miss Crimer's baby j
went off jest so it had fitsand she rsck-!
oned that Martha Briggs had teen the!
lst ot her'n."
"Timothy," gasped hir wife, with a!
prophetic vision of the officers of justice,
and a gallows before her, "go for the doct
or, do! Don't lose a minit!"
A heavy autumnal ruin was falling a
soaking penetrating rain; but Tim-jthy per
formed a husty toilet, and hastened to sad
dle the old white mare. It was pitch dark,
and he found himself sinking in mud and
mire the rain heat down unmercitully
and even Timothy's equable temper gave
way. He felt about cautiously, grasped the j
fence, and after tearing his hnnds with ( Id
nails, he banged up directly against the
barn door. Tho shock almost destroyed hit'
equilibrium; but, remembering lhat there i
was allying buby in lie house, and that
the buby didn't even belong to them, he made
extraordinary efforts, and succeeded, ut lust,
in getting hold of the horse. The old lady
by no mens approved ol having her slum
bers ihiia disturbed, and gave her muster
considerable trouble; but, once fail iy on her
buck, be resolved to fly for his very life.
He led her carefully around to tet Jfront '
of the house, where he was met by Silly, i
who came to teli him that Mrs. Cornwall)
was almost in hysterics hejfcll given thai
baby poisor instead ol purelpic and it' it i
got over oneirouble.it weald' ticrtiiinly die'o! '!
the oiher.
Ivan Sally was excited, niid poor Timo-j
thy, half deud with terror, galloped off to!
tne doctor's winch was two miles from homo
He trembled with a thousand undefined
terrors, and bec.amo so weak Irom fright, I
that he fuiny slipped irom the old i are's
back into the muddy road. Splashed Irom
head lo foot, and completely chilled, the
poor man crawled up again, and urged hit
stead i trvrard Dripping and exhausted he
arrived, u most pitiuolo looking object at
Doctor Camomile's door.
Now the doctor was not ot all ers at
being d sturlvd qu le the contrary, tor:
patients weie scire at HoriteUviUej audi
it wis generally averred that ho ilepfwithi
one eye open, to be ready tot emergencies. I
He received Mr. Cornwall with un appear
unco ol subdued delight; und pr pared to'
accompany hi in wuh.u' delay.
"A sad case," he remarked, aa he picl-.-j
ed his saddle hag, 'but. medical sltill Bftenj
works wonders."
Timothy's teeth fairly chattered on his'
homeward route; and an unpleasant sensa- j
tion in his bones seemed to lay t U it the!
storm hud taken a firm grip of him, tins'
time.
As they approached the dwelling, i crowd''
wa visible around ii, luuterris UVshed in!
ull directions, anu flumes were pouring frum j
one of the chimney. "The Honteuville j
Engine Company," who seldom lud an up-1
porluuily lo display their .-kill, were out in 1
lull force, ami l,.ir;y deluging (he hou-e
With water; ttie neighbors were ull collect
ed, lor il was wniipered about that the
Briggs' buby hud been poisoned, und alto-gethei-.there
never bad been tuch an excite
ment iu ihe place "within the memory oi ill'
oldest inhabitant."
Timothy dashed through the cr-" il (o.
lowed by ihe ducior; a.,d. bevitTjWed
his own upurtmeut, fuund it to be fie t ry
jepot whence Ihe (ire had originated. The
accumula'.ed scot in the chi.iiL-y, which
bad now been in diause lor a long while
caught the flames ihuk ascendtd Irom the
hearth, ami bid lair, at first, to reduce the
haute to ushes. But the rain and l ic
! engine tog. ther soon extinguished these;
I although the company continued to work
: hard, n ii loth to stop the amuae'inenti &.
; the inmates were really n ,nuro danger
, irom the element oi water than of lire.
Doctor Camomile regarded the baby at
tentively lor I in.iiient.or two; t looked
pale and sck, but these were no evidunces
of poison; uuu Timothy Cornwull and hit
j wile ware far mure piliablo objects. He
culled for the vial Irom which Timothy hud
: taken Ihe dose udminbuered; and, after ex
amining it carefully, pronounced il to he
! neither poison nor paregoric, but a per
fectly harmless mixture lor aaeaoninn mince
pies, in which (th chief ingredients were
Cloves anil brandy. He inquired concern
ir.g iia uppcr, and pronounced the child 10
be suffering irom improper feeding; and,
having received Something from the saddle
bag, the baby went to sleep.
The neighbors crowded round the doctor,
when ho appeared at the door, snd receiv
ed hi atturance that there wit nettling of
any importance ti e matter with the child;
and then, as the flames had quite dissp
pean d,dpsrted to their respective homes
Timothy's wretched plight now called lor
much sympathy from his wife, who put
j forth all her remaining strength to help
him on with nncther suit; and then they
belli sut down and watched Sa'ly, who was
bailing out the wnler that had been poured
down tha cSimney, and grumbling as the
did so.
"This carpet'll hev to come up, Mi-is
Cornwull," she eonlinund, "and that's jest
abeut Ihe pitt of It. The walls it ruined,
and I guees we've a'.l caught our deaths
and nil for that there plaguey Pule baby!"
The next dt. while yet some distance
from home, Sam and Martha were electri
fied by exaggerated srr. .tints of the fire at
(Doicon .CotnyalfV.' hunte burnt so the
I g'oun Mrs. Cornwall barely escaping in
j her night-clothes. The cars fairly seemed
I to crawl; and scarcely waiting for them to
I step, our lenified trave ers rushed to the
spot, and found, tu their surprise, the bouse
stil'i st anding.
The young mnther burst in upon poor
Mrs. Corn-voll, and demanded her child in
a frenzied tone; and when it was placed in
her arms, shu critd and lauihrd over il al
ternately, and went quite off in a fit of
hysterics.
"Well." exclaimed Sam, "I'll nerer go
and leuvo lhat child with any one aguin,
as long as I live!"
'If you do," replied Tim, bluntly, "you
must find some one else to leave it with
tee wont uiiriorteke it at any price!"
A few days afterward, our friend Timo
thy sat in a cushioned chair, with ono
foot in a pudding-bag, ompoused of wool
and flannel, the putting ol said foot to the
ground being pjjfsieak impossibility, and
ncutt twinges . rheumatism flying all over
him. His wife caught a viulent ague in
her face from the wet rorm; and now sat
swathed in cloths, like a mummy, echoing
every one of Timothy's grunns with in
terest, "Oh, I'm so thankful," exclaimed Mrs.
Cornw all, after a, severer twinge than usual
"that the baby was Manila's and not ours,
after all!"
"I shvuldn't Ijve long, if it trns ours,"
replied TimjtbjL'ind I never want to see
thai or any oilier baby again!"
The Temperance Question.
1 ne Uetober number ol ihe Weaiminist
tr Review cunt a. : us an article, said lo be
ol singular ability, starting with the pro
position that JBlwilWH cannot be cured by
leyistutidn. ft TS rVritlen and prtbiisucd in
view ot very persistent efforts in England
to obtain the enactment of u Maine law by
Parliament. Ityuxerses tbe whole field oi
discussion of tho questions of prohibition
and regulation of the liquor traffic. An
rxtruct or two will serve to show the
ttrenglh of the article: ,
"The world wfuld be a very different
world if great evils were so easily cured,
and if ten linei jin jx a ttutd-buok could
cruh vice and make virtue triumphant
Experience t!ls a different tale. It u-ils
lis thltt h. hfw is' in itself potcrleJ, and
that ii is only Mtonij vhen it is the out
ward und formal c.rpre.-sion of what men
really wi.-h. Even il a law, sueh a? the
Maine liquor ln-.v, were obeyed, which il
might h for it time among an orderly and
law-loving peops, there would be no escap
ing, in one shape or ..ther, th- penalty ol
so grn-s an lulriufiemciil of the true prin
ciples oi ytato govtJVnment. It wotiw be
un evil woree than (hat ol drUnkerinfta it
a nation learnt to lean on the rotten zeal
oi exurnal enactiii' iirs, and iHti tapped th
very foundations of right and dettroyed the
springs at nil moral action."
Again, in regard to persona! rlgliti the
denial to men ol their ireednm of choice
who live under he rnie of laws which re
cognise the (reel In-l of personal liberly
the writer reHink--
"To deny the uje of Intoxicating liquors
altogether, to withhold by law ihe means
of indulging hej.Jtie Ihdalgenco is often
earned to a vicious CXtest, is, in fact, an
attempt, in a very signal instance and Oil
a very wid" scale, to increase the sphere
ef -State government and to'-deiufeti the
sense of IndiWddal restonl6llity. It w.niiii
be fmpoBithil to furnish a more conspicuous
examp'e of that ttede if viewing man mid
morals which makes wrong and right the
U eject of Slate policy unu not o individual
conviction.
"A subil po's ;n taint the moral atmos
phere ill which Mich a !utv i upheld. The
mind of tnmi beeouiei narrow and crippled
when he is no longer his own master) nis
actions ate meaningtetfl when stripped ol
the beauty ol choice; his svmpulhy I'm
other-; grows dead when he has no longer1
to a: o-i ihcin in -eViCounteriug mural liiadl
and to gain and give the strong h of mutual
counsel . Prohibition advocates tiro 'und of
prophesying that aa men ceasn to drink
they will go to church
"What will they find when they get
there! Is the faith ol the chu dies of
Christendom so warm, their words so lull
of meaning, ll eir appeal to ihe conscience
to direct that they can ulltnil lo he guided
by a law which, im far ut one law ran,
deadens responsibility und obliterates the
dial i ii. tion hetweei; gojd and evil! Tne
text wl'i be the kornest satire on the ser
mon. The text will say, -Use y..ur Iree
duui us those who stand or tail to their
Master;' the preacher will say, 'My Chris
lain brethren, abst; in ullogethor, for there
is a penally of five dollars for ihe first of
fence and ten for the second. ' "
I We advise whoever is skeptical as tu tile
fallacy of the doctrine of the Maine law
lo obtain this article sod read It.
According to a Karjs correspondent ot the
.Vatii.fi jl InttiUufencer, the ejut tin- K .st
ern was gially exceeds one million of dol
Itrt per dty. That is indeed inu:iuou.
From Littell's Living Age.
DEATH OF RED JACKET.
lit wai taken suddenly ill in the Coun
cil House, of cholera morbus, where he'
hid gone thai day dreetied with more thin!
ordinary care, with all his gay apparel and
ornaments. When he returned he said lo
his wife, "1 am sick; I could not stay till
the Gounod had finished. I ahull never re- '
cover.'' He thn took off all bit rich
costume, and laid it carefully away; re
clined himsell upon his coucb, and did not
rmc again till morning, or speak except to
answer some alight question. Hit wife
prepared him medicine, which he patently
t..ok, but said, "It will do no good; I shall
die." The next day he ca'led her to him,
and req.ie-t-d her and tbe little girl he!
loved so much to ti( beside him, and Ii.-!
ten to his psrtifig tforde.
J "I am jWlfa to die," M -a'A. thoil
.never leave flit HMtee Iffl'ih alive. I wish
to thank you fur your kindness to me. '
You have lovd me You have always pre- J
pared my food, und taken care of mv
cloihes, and been patient wilh me. I am
sorry I ever treated you unkindly. I am
a. Try I left you because of your new re-i
ligion, and am convinced thai it is a good
religion, and has made you a better wo
;man, and wish you to persevere in it.
J should liko to have lived a little longer!
, for your sake. I meant to build you a new '
house and mane you more comfortable,;
I but it is now too late. But I hope mv
diiughtcr will remember what I have ioj
often told her not to go in the streets I
(with strangers, or associate wilh improper!
persons. She must stay with her mother, I
snd grow up a respectable woman. i
"When I am dead it will be noised a- -broad
through all the world they will hear II
of ,it across the grat waters, and say, ! i
Red Jacket, the great orator, is deat?.' j i
And white men will come and ask you i
for my body. They will wish to bury me. j
But do not let them take me. Clothe me
in my simplest dress put on my leggint '
and lung the cross which I havs worn ol
long around my neck, and let it lie upon!
my bosom. Then bury me among my I
people. Neithor do I wish ;obe buried wilh j
pugan rites 1 wish the ceremonies to be I j
ae you iike, according to the customs of i j
I your new religior if you choose. Your!;
minister says the dead will rise. Perhaps !
Ihey will. Ii ihcy do, I wish to rio with
my old comrade. I dj not wish to rite
among pale faces. I with to be Burr.uiu-1 1
jded by red men. Do not muke a teat 1 1
according to the customs of the Iadians. ' j
i Whenever my friends choue, they could I j
'come and tast with me wiieu I win wll.!
jand I do not wish those who have never '
eaten wilh me in my cabin, to suriei; all
my fuaeral feast "
When he had finished, he laid himself j
again upon his couch, and did not rise a- .
gain. He lived seven I days, but wus '
most o the time in a stupor, or else de- '
lirous. He often ask-d lor Mr. Harris, the
missionary, und afterward1 would union
ciously mutt or i "I d not hale him; he I
thinks I hale him, but I do net. I would
u it hurl him.'' Tin; missionary w is seni I
lor rupea'.-dly, btn dit. not return tij he
was de.td When the mettenger told tnmi
Mr. Harris h id u it come, be replied, "Very J
tt'ell. 'i'he CJrcat Sp.ril will . riler it as h -
ftea best, whether 1 inv- an oppormuitv
to sp k with him," Again lie would
murmur, "He acAueod inaol being a.anake, I
and ui in" to bile somebody. This
very true, aud 1 wish to rftfejH anu -iiai.
su.i.siuC'.:oii.
Wi et.ier il was Mr. Harris lie relcried
to ail the lime he we talking in inis vev j
nouid 'ml be use r u ned, a , he Ui.i te-t
.seen to coinprelieitiJ if any direct qnestiun ,
was put to hint) hut from his rsui..rks, and .
his known enunly lu him, this was the j
natural B,uppoiliou, .Sun inu-s he would
think b( saw some of hit old Coiiipunmi s
about ii i in . and exclaim, Tnera is r.irmer's
Uiuio.ri wny duet tUUbie me .vtiy
why docs be sUnd there Iqojkiflg ut me!" j
i then he would again sink no u.t'upcr j
The wife und ilai giuer were ihe only
; ones to whom bo spoke pa. ting words j
tfjaVe a purling Ulessing: but a- hit last i
li..tir drew nigh, his l iii.ny al gain red i-,
round In in. ui'd iniurniul il wit 10 think
Lib! tile .'iniureu were not his own Ids'
were ajeepbig m ihe lutm cnurcbynrd
I WhutH was eouii to I) iu.d: ihey ..r
I his sieji-childrcu the cmlurcn o! ids luvo-,
: rite wilt .
'I'licse he bad always loved and ci.eriah'
ed, and ihey loved uid lu n .red him, lor
tins their mother 'hud 'augnt tbeia. The!
wile eat by his pillow, and reetrd her!
hand upon his head. At his feet iteod tile
.two soiif, who are n .w aged and Christian
men, und by hu side tho liUi.t; girl, w iios
Itttele hand ic.led tipun hit w. I bored and
trembling palm lli la,; words weraatllhl
"Where is the nnsMe a yi" uml tjien he
clasped the child to his bosom, while she
oubed in tnguith her ears cough.) hor
iiiei breathing ins urn teltied ineir hod
1 she looked up, and he was gone.
He had requested that vi.-l of c.olO
. water uiighi be pluced in hit hand when
he was prepired lor the burial, bul tbe,
reason o! tbe request no one coun: divine. I
Il wus epmplied w ith, how ever, and all
ills Wishes tiriCtiy heeded. The tunerul
t.,.k place iii the lime mis-ion church,
wilh appropriate but ihe njoal eimple
oeremoniea; and he was buiiud in the Iii,-,
tie mis, ion biirrying-grouud, at the gate
way of what was once un old tort around
In in his own peupl igel men, sachems,,
c . c and warrior, and little child. eu. .
WknPlll 1'lllLLll's, in Ins lecture on
Blavi ry last night, tald ihere wit nothing
too high oi too low for it ' Iha' it gratped
afier a Wfbster and gfubned alter a Dnti.?1'
las," and he btiglft h .ve a ided, got tl.rui
j both! Chkayo Journal.
Stand Firm.
A very strange game lr. bon K rig on
at Wathington for ton daye pa'. Some;
eight or ion memben, by no means dls
tinguithed f talent or weight of cliar.ir.-j
ter, and in the face and eyes of the anti
Nebraka professions by virtue of which I
they obtained their seats in tbe House. '
have undertaken tr dictate the choice 01
speaker. Againtt the tense of an
whelming n.ijority of that opposition of
which they protest to form a part, they '
M k to impose upon the Home a Speaker
like themselves lukewarm, and neither hot
nor cold a Speaker sucb as in times like
these it fit only to be apewed out of tni j
peoples mouth. Such it the t' cret of th,
d hy in the choice of a 8p-ak"r; tuch i
tne iuuBV.ua rioftf which eight 1 1 'en polit
ical qu icks are e'r.v.ng to pour down the
ihroa't uf the Hoiite ind the nation.
One hundred and five member, j' ifti
House have resolved not to eubmit to be
thus tlirol' ed. Wetive here their names
prominent y, and' bid them fJod tpeed.
Albright, Kuakel,
Allison, Lciter,
Barbour, Mace,
Bennett, II. Mattetoa,
Benson. Mc'Jarly,
Billinghurst, Moachatn,
Bitgham, Miller. (IS. Y.)
Bishop, Morgan,
Blist, Morreli,
Bradshaw, Murray,
Breutou, Nichols,
Uuliington, 'Norton,
BurliogamOj Oliver, A.
Campbell, (Pa.) P rker,
Campbell, ( Jhio) Pelton,
Chaffee, Pennington,
Clark, (Conn.) Pearce,
Clawson, Percy, 1 1
Colfax, Pettit,
Cumins, Pringle,
Cragin, Purviance,
Ciuinback, Ritchie, 1
Damrell, Robbini,
Davis, (Mass.) R .bertt, 1
Day, Robinson,
De Witt, Benin,
Dick, Sage,
Dodd, Sapp,
Dickson, Sherman, 1
Durfee. Simmons, '
tlmric, Splnrer,
Pugtcr, Stanton,
9a I low aty J Stranahan,
jr ddings, Tajipan.
Si'ibert, Thornton,
irauger, Thurton,
Urow, Todd,
Hall, (Mjss,) Trafton,
Harlan, Tyaon,
Halloway, Wade,'
Hortou, (N. Y ) Wakeman,
Hortun, (Ohi .) Waldrofl,
Howard, Wohburue, (Wis.)
tfughaton, W.slmurn; (III.) f
Keltey, Wattibume, (Me ) '
liing. Watko1i,
Knapp, .Wish,
Knight, Wood,
Know, ton, Wojdruff,
Knox, W odworth,
Ad d.tt I mg on Wednesday thase liuu- i
Jred and rive go .d men and true votcJ lorj
B.uks. VVe iriut they wi.l pertevere iu eU
toting, if need be lill the 4ib of March,!
Idftl L t it not be said thai tnis will be'
tu stand in th? way of l!ie virgin zi'iiri o
tue House. Th lukewarm gefftreinan can
make a Speaker at uuy t me T.i-y iine,
their OpiTon b two ii ftichardaon snd Bank.
Make jotir choice, gentli men; and take tho
re-ponaib ii'v. Belter have RieHk ' n for .
ISpeak-r, in de so by you. than a BpeakerJ
ol yoar. kiln y hy the vote- of i!i Repub.
In in bppotrti ut'. M.Y TrViin:
The Struggle of Slavery & Freedom.
LETTER FROM FRAN, IS P BLAIR.
Silver SrSiao, Ud . Tuesrl ,y, D "e. 21. 18Sj
Tu Mtr Dkiiin Ii Goodloe and Lewis
C.-jliuii-, , trrttpondiflg Comtn.it . oj th
lievublican A;t -latton ol W tuhi n-Jtm
GbUXUMIR: Having r. iiuquihed t'o
lltical employ uient, and, to uto.d em uun
Wflllg .gain ill aiijcio i.-s, audio; d uir- Il
lo cu try . e, I um constrained to de
cline , our inviiatioH lu join the Re .bii-
caO A- i laiioll i f W rtllioglilO Ci'y, sl
tboogh teuipte.l by the uouor o1 be.ouiing
us presiaiiiif offisi-r fel I ool it, my
duty to toy, thai m iii - main-1 concur in
ibe n. ... lie it-i..j.! ui. Ti excind
rjisv.-r. from the IV ni o t of ttta Un. c
bull-, alii to rebuk in.- vio.ai u oi tile
t ouipi o.i.ieea v. inch were modi o ioud
as coineninia beiw.-eii tiie BlVO "'
Free' Stale lo etKcl ibfl Fgctui n. Ml
ui mv abiiMOl ibe nMt iwpori nl BOV
men t which bvi Magagwi the pttbwe mine
cilice Ho Kevo.ii.i..o.
Tim eximiaiuu ut Si i very over tue ne v I
Term iriea aronld p' ve i .1 tu heir p'os
perityi bill ue preaU"t Calamity to appre-!
iii.'ii.i fTom. t i the deetruc.uun oi the
l.'oiileU-r.o y. . i. which tiie weliare o 'hf
wuule cou .icy repose. LV-ry conquest ol
iliu eleiiienl ui discord, wuicb ha u oiunj
thrsaicned the diajjoluiion ol in Uuioiv
uicre.S'S ihe danger. Every snr.ender of j
lite Free States invilea invasion.
Tue cause which your organ zatioii i
intended til promote m iy well draw to Us
support men of all petie. Dill' rence on
qu, slioiis yl pdicy, .in Constitutional cou-1
strode ns, ol mode ol admioiatralieOi may
be merged to unite men who believe that
men who believ. that nothing but Concert
01 act on on the pari ol those who would
arrest the spread of Slavery, can resist the
power of the combination now embodied
to 'make Ii embrace the contim n J from
ocean lu oca n.
Tne repeal ng clause of the Kama bill
prt-ci. uied on ih null ty ut the clause
it ihe fj n-'i'iitluii whic glVet1 Cni.yros
the pwr "to ma.- regulation, respecting
Ui Teinlorin" of the United Slaii.
Yet nothfYig 14 r!"i:r 'n tlie hiflorv of
our Gevernnirnt tn that thil phrase
giving power to Congress, "to make reg
gulatiuns rfsper.'Jng the Tetritofiet,' wta
rntant to give ti c power toexclude Slavery
from them.
Mr. Jefferson's rso!i:!inns of 1784, de
cltring -that thrre ftdfl lie neithrr S'avery nt
tnvoitnlarf ttrttitud fn tnyof the States'' MA
ofr in t!.e We-'trn Territory, woe eusse
qunt!y renrvcd in the Confreea of 1784,
kidfiHhMthii rg.ilsiion shall be
tn article of compact," and it was lo vo
ld iMMitmooily by Iha delga;iona of eight
Stnts 6Vt d twelve.
It ivk paed ty the unanimont vote
or tVtl the i stei by Congreta el 1787,
which sat eo cniporsneous'y with the Con
vention i jrmintr 'nn C'ct '.ti i ution, and that
Cent! utiofl gave Congress the power "t
make regulation respecting the Territ fies."
and rrr-Tt crvet affirmed the ralidrty ed "the
engirfemenls ntered into by the confedera
tion1' one of which engagement! was that
m-.d by the NfgaltttM exriuJiag Slavery
rrom the Territories. Thus the Conprest
of the confederation and the constitution
uni'ed a giving a c'tuble tenction to the
exclotion.
The first e.reried the power of enactiag
Mr. .Feff.rs.sr.'s intrd'et of slavery in the
terrtti ics then hld by the United S'ates,
to which it has previously given an im
pressiv? sanction :.y adding, "TiiiB regula
tion shall be iiii article'1of compact, " &. :
and the (,'onven'!or: guaranteed this "en
jgement,M entered into under the Con
federation, by ar .ring it "valid," end
employed the same terms, "regulition cf
the T.'ritoriet." to transmit the power bie
xrrted to future Conjrcst. In the fac9
f this history and the lett-r of the f'on
KitOtiofi granting the power to make whnf
2ver reyula'iTns it 'le'-m!! 4; respecting the
ierritories of tha United States, the author.!
ir. the Kanzas and Nebraska bill deny the
:onstitutiona!ity of all the rsgtilations
A'hich sxeladea Slavery from Territories,
ind set at naught nil the precedents that
innfirm them, which have lolloped in un
nterrurted uccessi n, from the foundation
if the Government.
Taut other clause in the Constitution,
impeweting Congress to pass laws to pre
reot tbe J-migration or impertntion" of
slaves after 108 shows tbe fixeJ purpose
if the founders of mir Union t limit the
increase o! this evil. The conseqoence
v s an inhibition, which prevent a South
Carolina pianter, who has slaves in Cuba,
from bringing them to his home plantation;
and to remove this obstruction to the in 0
crease of a!avev within the Union, and 5
open Africa to uooly the demand made
hy '.ho new act. tiie Not : hem nt-liHs.. tie
already ettHeo on by iheir Southern nlliea
10 lend their aid; slid eeriaiulv those who
embrace Mr Calneun's doctriae, ns stated
by Mr. Doujlat, that "eVery citizen -hat
an inaliieniole rigit to move into i.ny ef
ih Territo. .ej wi;n hi pro.ierly, of whal
pver kind or descri tion," the L-onstituttirti
and coBfipromis.t imtv. it'iatunding, cm hard
ly relu-e it. It w.-s on tbe' annexation ol
trie Mexican lerritorie that Mr. Calhoun
a--rted 'Ids prlkcipllj to un?ettl the fixed
pnlicy ol the 'nation; Winning with the
year of tiie Declara ion of Independence;
and he appl ed it t'ike 'o ihe c-jmiirom:sea
Dl ltiifl) and IMO. Mr. aMnglabd1 thus
sums u,i the posifMHl tak'ii and tne retult:
'Under : ui-- taction., is in the cise nf th-:
iMeatieon line ih .V ir M'sieo und Utah, it is
n disputed p .int .vhet'ier BltVeri 1 pro-'iui'-d
In t'te IfdVraHd coin. try by valid
. ne tent The .'. ch! -n r1 this qu"tion
involves the eorialfttttloiVal no ver ot Con
jrciB to pits Ns prescribing and regula
ting ih dVitneetic irtetitution uf the rsriou
1 rt t. , . 1 the L ifen. In the opinion
of liio-e eminent t tesir.en wlo h .ld that
Congress 1- invested with no rightful oti
ihofity t. legislate tho aubject of
Btav y in the l'rri 'ric, "ie e'glith tec
t.on ot the act nrenar,rory Vi ttie admit
tion 01 M's e.uri it r.ull and vo'd, wlt'le the
prevailing sC 'titiient in a It ge por ioa ol
tne Union tuetamt the oNictviee that the
CdnaiiiHi'on t U l'd 8t ,t t . nr
10 :oVe.;. c t.T. n an iutitvuite tU4 to
move into any 'i the T rnn r ee Willi h
property, oi wbatea r kind ai d '.etcription,
and to hold and enj e ih" same under tke
auction m law; Y r Cuntmitte do not
leel Aluiuselves railed upon 10 enter icto
me t o 11 o . t- r oitroverted que
ions Ti-- 1 volte tint name grave issuru
wMoh nr d 11 .1 sgHarion, ihe o-etional
,ti. .,iii Un .rurfnl stngge of J80 "
From lb I I a peart tun the C. mnra
niiket ". Wit) ano ItjiO inv.-lved :he quet
lion ol bJ vWiidity oi the la v of M'X'CO
txclud :.. rf -O'v irom the newly-ceded
M -xiiuo 1 i'i ry, dnd ihe law 01 our own
Congreat ixoiudirfg II from thai noiih of
me Hue o iii - St) Mr. U. iig'as's Com
mitle report r r ni.1,1 mle thai as
; ..iio.re-s de 111 d a wise and protect
to refrain I om ne. iding the matter in ron
trovery, then, either by i.rti.u.ing er r
pealing 'tb .M Xiean laws, or by au ..aide
OMPntory ol the irue intent of the Con
stitution, and the extent of the protection
affu-ded by it lo s ave pr. p riy in the Ter
moriso, so your c. aim lie.- are not prepar.
ed now lo 1 e oe mend a departure :r- in the
i' iiie ; . 1 1 ' 1 il 011 tint memorable ocension
either by affirming or rep -aung the eighth
section ol the Missouri act, or tw an tqt,
declara o y uf ibe meaning e 'he Contti-.
ti hi m reepeut M the .... . iu dit
pi." Tne e paoaaget are quoted to tho- lhat
the iatnea made by Mr- Calhoun, a to tho
cutisiiiuiionaiity of the two compromises
ol 1820 and leiiO, were expressly lett ooen
lor judicial decision by the committer, who
ntrttortheleea went away, bv a clause aub
sequentiy addl u their bill, n'l enlyu tha
M suuri cotaurumis el tdtO, but also ibe,.,
coiiipriniiiso of liu. whiah lot lutt mcld
the HeatiotH iwt tdbiitiaff 8I..-. erg if
line cedeJ Ttrritorlet, ami wh en 'WohtUtrd
I Clay, Uenton mi ui . i-tftnjj-..iijtv

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