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if ; . the' !vIot
wan the Hartford CourenL
' . A dirge, a dirge for the brave ol.l oak,
i that helped to make u free!
Lit the valleys ring with the echo woke
" -"Bjr a dirge from the fallen tree!
iU km stood foreeoturie, strong and bold, ,
-JoJU bread ami! stre-binir high :
lAn't il lofty head, as it swtyed, has told
Ci Th tale.ef libertr.
e'i i.U ' .. .' . -
, rboH -r the, vear. in Us early morn,
I he.ped a siaeied thin..
An t .the-re i mm T-ttuhet to plant hli corn
i.lt leave t the open 111 idling.
P vheu in oar fctfchef'sfapy al
j.,, trn?glet teWfre" ;
It mASsive trank tha seal
ore I liberty. : . ' ""'
was ji''n to ibelast and towered high.
XnH rvkd talts aiicjent pi-i.ie,
v n l tt jtrerad vhnapion of fie-lom and
tm'h, ' v ' ' ' ' . .' '
A tt tosxei its strong arms wile"
j-Vni we tbouiht. s we looked on ita nob'..
; form
k ' LT?ai Intr to the skr.
"Thx' "wh'li :t vori'd bttl with wind '.. d
St - t ita " ' :J - - ' -i'-Oo
libe'-tr cou' hn' die: v '
.1 (ell-i-he ita-lv. tree . at lant,
'I c When a lmpea w'U, did blow,
Tijt fiUni)?. it face I the ungry blast,
Aud bwel, t ir.eet its rue! ; '" , , .
. v -
:k n n "I'te r dirge foi the hi are old ok
" helped to make a fre! .
. t: .' Tellers ring with.' he ei-bo woke
J 36 y tbV.Urp for the fllen tree! f
4eq ; i J?' - Fe the Sp'rit f.Pnwic;.'"
ft .M Ehit) : -7- You know : that l h'
:- Dncrtie party has icharjrrd upon the
a-uprmrUM of Joh CFivraont nnd WiU
- liuWl.' ":"t)artort, that ' they 'constitute, a
y a-riional j'artj. In order to l.reak tin
': ' Jwycrtof.bU,.lbt Herald. a .Iearfi .jr F t
iTearnJijct;ir JCork. , ciiy pitrea
' ttst f thirteen tk-keta 'upon -wkii-fc the
1 candidal' far Prcsidewt and Vice Presi
W i liWFrnmont "aud 'Dayton, rt
ibje , saw -section. sTni answer would
aww..ti J quite plausible, but it will noi
K. uri;,exaniinaioa.. Let-na look at the
, tfe'.S c'tfdhy tbe fferuld, In tbemseheit
? tky afford a sulBcient reply to the answer,
when the Totes cast for those-tickets are
I (amuied ..
I TbeZrraif first ticket in a "Northern"
I ; tieketi OepfwlClintOB, of New Turk,
fnr Prexident, aad John Langdon, of New
ljtsinph' , . far ..Vice President, in 1 808.
L;urn out, nowever, that Clinton was
s)t i candidate for President, but was for
Yiea President, and was elected. Here-c-utd
l.'M'sii Totea for Prx-sident, beine
rKf! of the Ntw York electors. . As
- -k Langdon, be too . was a cai didate fcr'
Yf-u President, aitT received the rotes
Vermont and Oh?o klone.
vMs'l'Hon, from a slave 8 ate, was at that;
tprcted President, carrying more than j
v;tiof .Ibe, Northern States; while George,
"iCijA'h? '"' hi "Northern " candidate for
Vl.Presi leet; carded the entire South,
- f . i-xt-e';.':", iir S Hte'if Delaware. Does that
" h lke a sectional issne ? : ! ,
liToe jocund instance is . De.. Witt ClinVthus plattfed and published ty a man as
-tou,1 op;.rw ."York, for rrcstdent, and
t .. . . .
anedher "Northern " ticket, in
True enough, thty were both frm
th:Norta; but Vermont and Peunsylva'
l-i '.v-'. ,' '. nia aad Ohio "refused : to
! f ft .-"J- i KnrthVrn " t.ipket - end ra
Ohio refused to sustain : this;
. .v:
i Cv - , - Vamaa adUoa aud EH
: f-' . .:t. r.t T,.t
Elbridge Geiry;
'lilf rotei cf Paiaware and One-half
, !;." the votes . ef Maryland wtrc cast ft.r
- th "N?r' hern ! candidate. , Again I ak
l ds look' like a sectional bjsiie ? .
l!'V!afellW:We' cited U that of Ru
V- Kfctr.'itfN,,ir -York, for President,
'' ffcfi'l J.dt' 15 Howanlof Mass., for Vice
: MflfniTWi 8 1 6. ' But Howard, I be -
-r V?" wis'.' if Maryland, and '.he carried
fc'Kf'l'.V .w:,ot- .ing; State, j that of
: ,!: J(leri4hiift King carried but three St ates,
ajfd ionei, f ' them waa. Delaware.' At that
election' the entire South, except Delaware,
otcd -t .Daniel D. Tompkina, of New
fittti!fi 4 . . 'J'.H. . . .' ;
York' fnr Viph President.. , And vet thn
Herald has the effrontery lo refer. to that
elfig-ion as an, apology for the .Fremont
eext ticket tited ia J. Q.; Adams,
itifvMa ,: fori President, ' and i Richard
'g-ktdfi; f Niw Jersey, for Vice Prca
jiirit, in" 1 3zt another Northern ticket.
: bu tt Vjt election Mr. Adams received
5v 4 s-Hgl-" vote, due - of the electors ' of
j Hvai.ishire, and Stockton received
Vui eight rotes, they ffoin Massachusetts.
James Monro;, ut' ibe SouUi, wuis tli
time elected, tarrying; every S ate in th
Union, erery vote in fact except the one
"asl for Mr. Adams; and Daniel D Tomp
kins, the "Northern" candidate for Vic.
President, ajrain carried the eaiire Soutli
except Delaware. And yet the IlenJu
U so hard pressed for au excuse for it -lisuaion
ticket that it must refer to tht
election of 1820 as au aj olgy for iti
'onrse 1
The next instance cited is the Presiden
tial election of 1824. At th:it election
lohn C; Ca!hoan,"of South G roJina, w
Iected Vtf-e President, currying the fo!
wtiiff Northern S:tes, amonjr nihers :
Xew Hi:tpfihrr, MaS'ifhiis'ttt, Itliode
!.!- nd, V rmom, Ni-w York, New J. rso
iViny'iraHia, ItulinnH, Illinois and M.iiuc.
At tint eliction' G orpia roed for Mer
lin Vaii Bur, of New York, for V c
Presideut; 'Keutncky divi.lt d her ou
equally between Mr. CaMimin and N'lih iii
S.uiford. of New York, and the voifs or
Co.mrcticut and a portion of "the vote '
X-w HimVshire' were eastTor" Andrt-w
Lo-ksoii, of Triin. . As t the Preddtiu
i :X elt-ftion. Andrew Jaekion. of the
S'Uih carried New J-rsey, IVunr-yWnni-i,
lininua, Iilinois, ai.d a (onion of lie
-lector of N?-w York; J dm Q. Adins,
of th N nh. carried a portion of IMr
ware. Maryland and L-xiisiana, Wtil am
II;. Crawford, of tht S..n.h, carried a por
tion of ih-t eh-ctor of Nrw Y -rk; niid
Henry Clay, a slareholder, carried Ohio
and the remaining electors f New York.
What au argument in favor of sectional
ism you pressed into your service, Mr.
ffer-ilJ. when you referred to the election
of 1824 !
The next instance cited Is the Presi
diiitial election of 1828. But at that
election Jacksou and Calhoan, the ;S u h
trn" candidate for President and Vice
PrtM''entoarred the follow'nc Nor-berii
S:ates: Pennsylvania Okio," Indians, I I
nois. and Hvpottun, yj. t he elect rs i i
Maine and New York, while Adams and
Ruh the "Nonhern " candidates, carried
Delaware and the large r purt of Maryland,
in the South. ' And still the Herald cited
this as an apology for its course in sup
porting the avowed enemies of one sec
tion of our country ! Let t yidid men con
sider well these facte.
The other instance cited by the Ilrruld
is the Presidential election of 1836. At
tl at election, however, Mr. Xnu Jiuren, a
" Northern ' candidate, carried, in . the
South, Virginia, North Carolina, L uu's
iaua, Misaitiiiippi, A livhania, Missouri and
Arkunsas; aud Gen. Harrison, of Ohio,
neeived the votes of three slave States:
Delaware, Maryland and Kent ncky. At
the same election, Richard M. Johnston,
I of, the South, received the votes of several
Northern SiateB : Maine, New Hump
hire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New
York, Pennsylvania. Iilinois and Michi-
pan; and Francis M. Granger, of New
York, received the vote of Delaware and
Kentucky. Nevertheless, this election is
c:ed to justify sectionalism ! Fellow-citi-
ztns, it is not possible that you can le.
deceived by ihe specious libel npon the serve that noble heritage Which was ptir
history of our country, which has luen chased with the treasure and blood of
void of patriotism as of truth, the noi-
1 .
Nev-York Hrral .
! These facts in themselves furnish a nifS
ctent reply to the Herald's answer. But
we all know this to be true as a
matter of
iiieir wieji.iMorT, ... iiiitv um ui me instances
1 1 r... .!. .. r.v.-..
; cited was any sectional issue made; at d ,
while In some instances both ihe candi.
dates for; President aud Vice Pret-ideiit
were from ibe North, and in oth r in.
stancca loth" from the Sonth, it nniform'v
, occurred that Northern and Subern
. Siates dnited in supporting thohc camli-
j dates. It was tho 1 8 riff, a United States
; Bank and other measures which had numer-
j ons supporters and opponents alike in the
Northern and in the Southern States, that
then divided the loliticai parJeel Nevct
until now- has an issoe been presented
which met the opposition of one section
of theeonntry as a section. Well know
ing that our Constitution is the resnlt "'of
com rom ise and concession, the good men!
of , al parties; the patriotism of.-the whole
conutry, and lore of the Union, has until
1856, presented a sectional issue, and
especially YBlavery issrie.' from being pre
sented in,A piesidential contest. 'But wt!
bave fallen npon evil times. A powerful
party in the North, artfully led on by
Salmon P. Cbase, "Horace Greeley, Wia.
It: St ward and Joshua R: Giddings, and
exched by inJUojiitQrjr ap.Va! from fauat-!
O OUI dwiubo, n y ' 'v iu 1 tii a is UJUV.C
o the Cousiitutioii, 1 hat 110 S ate shall
ver be admitted into this Union which
hall tolerate the iusiiuition of slavery,
ilhough the territory from which it may
e formed has been purchased wi'h the
rensere and blood alike of the North and
cie S u.h, aud no matter ho.v jrreat a
Majority tf the people composing such
i-w State shall deman 1 that institution
Tiie 8! called UeiiuMican party present
hat as the issn, ' and ex, ect that their
uti lidate for Precident and V -e Presi
'ent will be elected entirely by N rthfrn
otes T.t. y do H it ask or expect in the
ulir Sju'Ii half votes enonjfh, if coia-
ine I. to elect one elector.
FeUow-eiuzens,. I firmly believe that
J.nn s BiK'hunan and John C. I'reekiii
b'f will bi ekvtvl as the next IV- si
lent a'd V ce President of this pros er-
tNiio i A to Fillmore and Dt
lelson; I i not think lhy cin possibly
iccee l. lint' it is painful to m even to
i misriir' t'i s:n-ct'ss of tht n'h r cmd -dates,
Fremont and D.iytoa. Sijipo"''"'1
alone hv'the N nh. u:o:i a ;datftrii re-g-irded
as hostile to the S nih, no S uh
ern iniii r"n!4 afelv accept office udvr
Us! administration. I'. would be essen
tially a Xvriliern alui.istra'.ion. And
as the bond winch unite us would thus
b.comf- weaker-id, o r fee'.ii.gs aad sym-
. u j: .
never more to bo nnited, but that calami'
ty to be followed, ultimately, by an appeal
to arms and a disgraceful end to all our
The present aspect of parties reveals
one serious defect in oi.r constitution. Il
is this mode of clectiag a President by
electors, instead of a ; opulnr vote What
kind of hope wou'd ibis Republican pnr
y have if the voice i.f he people could
be hiard? It would then ch-urly stand as
the third party. The entire S mth oj
pose Fremont and Dayton. Twenty-nine
cVctoral v.ts cast in the. North against
t!;ein will insure their defeat; and half a
million votes would give that little more
than the vote of Ohio or ''Pennsylvania.
Now takii g the worst calculation for the
Democrats evtr made by any Republican,
and there are votes scattered through the
North, against Fremont and Dayton, more
than sufficient to elect twice tweii'y nine
electors. But, in truth, if Fremont and
D..yton should be elected, not only would ,
the entire S mthbe in ..posiiion to hew ,
but they would in reality have more than
two-thirds of the voters of the Union
against them; and seeing this, wh would
answer for the ousequeuces ? What a
commentary upon the miscalled Repub
lican party !
Fellow-citizens, our duty in the prem
ises is plain. We must go to the polls
on the. fourth day o" November in xt, ig
nore all sectional issues, select meu of
large experience, national in their feel
iugs and sympathies, and of unsullied
reputation; in other words, we must cast
or suffrages for James Buchanan and
John C.- Breckinridge, aud thereby pre
those who hive gone before us tuk lib-
irties or the feoplb aad tiie vmon of
A Guilty Conso'encs.
One of the most memorable passages
eer utttred by M". We; 6tt r wa!. in indi-
! . , . . r j
. f XrwTiience, OH R trail for Utld
mysieiiona murder: :
The guilty soul cannot keep its own
Stcret. It is ful-e to itself, or rather, it
feel- si irrc.'l able impflise to be tiuc
to itse.f. 1 1 In. ore under its guilt' pos
session and knows not what to do f r it. j
l iie nutuan mart was 1101 maue ior tui
nsiderce of such au inhabitant. It finds
itself preyed npon by a torment which it
does not acknowledge to God or man. , A
tuiime is devouring it, and it can ask 110
sympathy or assistance, eitbir from hen v.
tu or eardi. Y Thescret which the mur
derer possesses soon comes to possess him;
and like the evil spirit of which we read,
it overcomes him, and leads hint whither
soever it will. He feels it. beating him at
his heart, rising in his throat and demand
iug disclosure, He thiiks the wh-ile
wor d btes it in his face, reads it in .his
eyes, and almost hears it working in 'the
very silence, of big pwn thuirht8--jt !ha
become bis master, It betrays b'a diacrt
tiou, it break down hi& courage, vit con
quers ..hjsv prudence. ' When snsplcioii
fi.om " wi;i,o'it( begin to emba as a,and
tlte net of circumstances lo .entangle him.
1 he fatal Mcrel struggle a with still greater
violence to burst forth. It must be con
fessed, it will be confessed; there is no
refuge from confession, but suicide; aud
uicici.e U voufvsiQu,'' ' '
p ates ami inTeresrs woum .,erjCr, umun ,,, wr,,s ,y frieuj 1)1st Mni.atv
finally the great tie would be severe ! woui(i I commend them to your consider-
Jjangar. .
We cut the following from the Eq n'r
ers rejort of the great meeting at Tiipe
canoe battl.e-gr .xmd. Geiierai Cass con
cluded his speech nearly as follows:
' I iitn uu oi l 111 ti, having passed th
nge of threescore years and ten, and I ted
y aye, a'id ag iiu and airain, th.tt the
U.iiun is in d iiie1! L -t me entreat you
oy the blood of your forefathers sh'sd oa
this and on scores of oth-r battle-tield
by your present prosperity by all your
hopes for the fui tire by all that you hold
most sacn d and de.r hold on to the
i Union, hold on t it i 1 life, aad vlmost
in death! It lias m tde us prosperous aud
hap;iy, aud placed our country's fame high
imotig the nations of the earth. If the
Union is lost, all is lo-t. Auarchy first
wid ensue, ami ihcn despoiis'ii. My ad
vice is te ware beware! Tnink, pause!
and asruiii think before giving countenance
to th ise wh se patriotism embraces but a
seme it id tiie country
We have li -re to-day a son of IIjnpy
Clay who now s'eei-s in his grave. The
son reminds m of his father, my friend,
jiikIhs noble a patriot as ever breached.
It is to wu a source of jrreat consolation,
that though we ddtVred on almost every
political qH'.Mion I never in my li'e tpoke
a disres; e. ifiil wor I of him. . He was my
Mend at ln' denth. I attended his dying
couch, fti I ciinjrht almost the last accents
that fll from his lips. He said that Mr.
Fillmore was his first chocie forth" Pre
idency, but if hf co t'd 'Oi be elected, he
preferred to see all Wigs inite upon a
U:ion Democrat. These were almost h:i
Tha remarks of the General were recei
ved with the most res.iectful attention,
men staudinjr with their hats off, and their
heads bowed, as if listening to a sage
whose advanced age made them fear the
lips which . uttered those wise councils
would, ere many months elapse, be sealed,
and silent as those of his e-nu(eer8, Clay,
Calhoun and W -lister. Tae th niieht was,
a sad one but, that it dwelt in tre minds of
many tome could doubt, wlw saw that al
most immoveable, awe stricken assent-
Slack. Republicans Opmion . of the
-We published a few days ago (says the
Detroit Free Pres) an extract from a
Fremont pa; er at B::cyris, Ohio, in which
he German- citizens of this country w re
stigmatized as "enemies of our eovern
m -rt unfii f-r anything moral -debauched
drunkards a pest to society." We
now presmt another paragraph from the
same het t npon th sqme subject: :
"Leok at our village how it is dis
graced by those li t;e nuisances known by
!14mp of rn,c, riey, kept bv the dir
ty D itch, who are imfi: for anything de
cent. I :i fact our country is cursed by
a horde of frrim hfjgiirt. thr fihhy out
pouring of bes tied C tfwawy. Djwn
with them and their abominable works of
inbpiity! Let ns elect .a man who despi
ses, abhors, and repud ates breweries, gro.
eerie-, cider sprees, and a I other disgrge
ful Duck praetic s. Just laok, for a mo
ment, at this portion of our population;
they come among us beggars- one starts
a grocery in the lower end of Main street,
one at the Public Svpt trc, where death
and ruin are dealt out at three cents a
" This, G rman citizens, is the estimation
in which y hi are hld by the black repub
lican oarty Can any of yon support an
organization which entertains snch an
o. iition of you? It cannot be possible
that yon are so devoid of self-respect
AH your interests, all your feelings, point
in the direction of .ihe democracy. S is-
tainnient of any other parly is suicidal.
Wash. Union. . "
A Piomre of Disunion from Gen. Jack-
. .Bon's Farewell Address.
In h s farewell addrtss to his count rv-
. . . , ' n n. . '
! tao. upon re i ? fraia the 1 residency.
l'le J'tnoi,. siaiehraau, aim ueio t-i tut-
. , ... r .1 -.
Hermitage 6;id: '
"What have you to gain by disnnion
and dissection ? Delude not yourselves
with thu hope that the I reach once made,
would be afterwards easily repaired. If
the U;iion is once severed, the separation
will grow wider and wider, and the con
troversies which are now debated and set
tled in the halls of leg'sa i uy will be tried
in the field of battle and settled by the
sword. N'i(hcr should you deceive your
selves withthehopeT that the first line
of separation would he 'the permaneut
LocaOnterests would still be found there,
and irttcMs'teTicdambitioti. And if the
recollcctionJf-cotnuion dangers, in which
the jeo. le of thesetJiiited States have
stood side by side against , the common
re ,ne memory 01 victories won. ny me
united valor the pros terity-and liappl
neiis they have enjoy edniider the present
Constitution; if all th-e recollections and
proof of common in terest 'are not strong
enough to bind us together.' as one people,;
what tie will hold united ..ihe new divisions
of empire when those bonds1 have been
broken and the Union dissolved ? The
first line of separation would not last long;
new fragirpots, would be torn off new
leaders spring up and this great and
glorious Republic would aoou bo Lrokeu,
into a tu jliitu ie of petty S ates, armed
for n .tual aggression loaded with taxes
to pay armies and leaders seeking aid
against each other from foreign powers
rusulted and trampled upon by the nations
of Europe- until, harrassed with conflicts
a id humbled and debased in spirit, they
would be willing to submit to the disun
ion of any military adventurer, an i to sur
render their liiierty for tha sake of re
pose. "
We stated a long time ago that there
would .be. trouble some ra ou!ight night
among the rats that congregite 011 the
long shed in the rear of our dwelling. We
irave notice that we had wasted more
wood 011 them tha i we had to spire
that we had used up all the brick bats
that we could lay our hands on thai
we had thrown away something less than
a ton of coal and had abashed a window
on the opposite block. A'l th's proving
of no avail, we said We had got a double
barrelled yean, and percussion ca;s, and
powder and shot; and some morning, after
a moonlight night, sotneliody's cat wouldn't
come home to 'ireakfast, tr if they did, i'
would be troubled with the dum:s. We
rave fair notice of our grievances, and
what me intended to do about them.
Well, the moau camu up on M mdav
iiitrht. with her great round face, and went
walking up the sky with a q'K-enly. step,
throwing h r mantle of brightness over the
whole earth. We love the calm of a mom-
light night in the spring time, and the cats
of our part of towu love it, too; from the
heds around National Garden from the
kitchen and the stables creeping stealth
ily and sof. Iy along the tops of fences.
and along the sheds, and clambering up
he board tint lean against the oulbuil-
ling, they sit themselves down, more or
esa of ibeia, in their old tristing places
right opposite our chamber window To
til this in the abstract we have no objoc-
have no disposition to interfere with them. '
Bat.they niust keep j eace. They must .
get up di orderly mK-ting, no a lawful
assemblies. If thty do hold a conveti ion.
th-y cand ft for all of uslut they must
go.it oar it decently and in order. -
Tuey must talk thetV matters over calm- :
tiaii If a cat wishes to take a quiet j lou8e fro,M luoorin g aud he woke lo capes through it, to the reltrad MStJ
walk in the moonlight; if he chooses to go , &ud bim thv0iillg UoWQ l!lfc ratddid.rtct-: of the.lWdj, just about as fast al tl iSB
out for f lensute or profit, it is n- partic Cili lne CilUrttCt. tb vain he shriek. Wllh b'8 5rJ arrowscan shoot If ia; " A4
nlar business ,f . ours, and ,we havn't a . t.j fof hfc, . m aia h trifcd l0 ftfvr - then how a ntgger will IWiaV Wd C--5
word to B8T. Cat have rights, and tf.u .. .i:r. . i .... .... i - nuirir weather the -crisis of a-"IwtaUdf
w iriii inn . uk i.i iiLru nil. aaiiii tin. unu ana. r r , -
y; there must oe no rioting, no Hgh'ii.g. ! ,,rautc flvaliug uatteries broke from hcrr weakest' of odoM In .omjtTflOti.'Car.
Tliey must refrain from the use of profane ..aiM:1,ori,gJ fcUtl 0.gall to drift directly iu lt'ctle 8 nothint; compared ti '
language; they musn't swear. There's law thtJ hot ut uf Uw brilUu fiie- Tlie - outetiact Who rer heard f ; fe3t -against
all this, and we warned them 1 .ng lno,lsa,lti Ult.u wu rurmeu the trewoflhe bein knocked e of liffrlight by US
ago that we would stand no such nonsense. : ...: m .o ..,.,., stroke? Nobody. - As for old Set toast
We said we would let drive among them
with a double barrelled gun, loaded with
nowder and duck shot, and we meant it.
But these cats didn't believe we had any
po der and shot. Tiiey didn't believe We
ha 1 any gun, or knew how to nse it, if we
had. And one great Maltese '(with eyes
ike to plates aud a tail like a bologna
sausage.) grinned and spluttered, and
spit in derision aud ue nance at our
Very well,' said we, "very well, Mr.
Tm Cat, very well, indeed. On your
head be it, Mr. Tom Cat - Try it on. Mr.
Thomas Cat, and see how you'll get the
worst of Iu" -
We said the moon came np on Monday
night, with hr great round face, and all
the little- stars bid theuiselves, as if
ashamed of their twink'e iu the splendor
of her brightness, tv e retired, after the
uaoy nan ueen pui asteep in us rnu, ani
the ratable of the carts and carriages had
t-eased iu the streets, and the scream of
leu o'clock t"aiu had died away ju Ri'ence,
. t. ' f 1 . sill.. ....
baby had been put asleep in its crib, and
with a quiet conscience, and the confidence
that we should find that repose to which
one who has wronged 110 man during the
day is justly catUled. It may have been
eleven o cioca, possioiy : mi'iuigut, vt neu
we were awakened from a pleasant slum
ber by a babel of unearthlv sounds iu the
rear of our chamber.' We knew what
these sounds meant they had cost us fu
i e ongh to last us a week.
1 . ...1 1. . - ; t.. L
Wc raised the window, and there, as of
1 old, right opposite ns, on the north end
of that old shed, was an assembiageoi
aiitnecaism mat pan 01 town. v v ;
won't be precise a to the nanii er, but it
is our nonest ncnei mai mere were no iesa ,
than three hundred of th- m, and if one a-1
inong them was silent we didn't succeed in drunkard, whatever a neikhber wt do,
discovering which it was.. There was 0i(,y wakf;S lo fid himself dritiitig down
that same Maltese, with hi great saucer tUtf .t, aud ail hope gone. - The eu
eye and sausage tail,' and over against j frU ,ilt, wUo t ies merely lor huowograt
him was a monstrous brindle.(and off at ! lhM,iol, dnfl. illto aI1 cuaseula.ed old
her right was au old spotted ratter; and .
on hi left was one black as a wolf's mouth, I
all but hi eyes, which glared with a sul- j
pburous and lurid brightness; and, aot,;
ten all around" over a space of thirty feet
square, were dozeiis more, of all sizes and
colors and such growling, and spitting
aud shrieking, and swearing, never before
broke with hideous discourses the silence
of midnight. ...i . vl . v.
.. .We loatied, onr. double barrelled gun
by candlelight; , we .'ut plenty of wt)dtr
and a handfur of 'shot into each barrel.
We adjusted tne caps carefully, aad step
ped out of the window n;oJt ie narrow
roof upon which it pen. We wh r- then,
just. eighty feet from' the cat convention;
and we addressed wurself to the chairman
;the "ld. M iltese iti a diWihct audibl"
-voice, and cried "aeat." : -
lie did u't recognize our right to the
floor, but wen95 wi.tdt thw.hqsiucaa of tbejg tijialtfmw $W . -J. -..
meeting. "Scat," cried we, in ire e'.nuit
ieally than tiefor?, but were answered by
an extra -hriek from the chairman aad a
fiercer pcreara from the whole assembr.
Seat o ic?,' we cried -igtin, as we br-agiSr.
our gtni to a rest. - "Scat twice!"' aud we
aiui"d straight at the chairman, 'covering
a dozen others in a range. S'-'at three
times!' and we let drive.
B.tng went the right hind barrel, and
bang went the left hand barrel. S-icli
scampering, such leapiug otf the outbuil
dings, over the top of the woodshed, wis
nevif ineu before. Th-. echoes of thi
firing h d hardly died away when the whole
assemblage was broken up and dispersed.
"Ttiomas," said we the next morning
to the boy who chores for us, "there seems
to be a cat asleep ut ou the shed; go out
and scare it away."
Thomas clambered on the shed', and
went up where the cat lay, and lifting it
up bv the tail halloed back to us; .
, 'Tne cat can't be waked up; it can't be
scared a ay it's dead."
' After examining it awhile, "somebody j
has-been a shootiu' of it, by t hunder!"' said
he, as he tossed it down in the yard. .
"You don't say so," said w.
Taat was the old Maltese, the chairman
of the eout un ion, but he won't preside
over another very soon. We don't know
where he boarded, or who claimed the ti
tle of him. What we dp know is this,
that it cost us a quarter to bave him buri
ed or thrown in the river, aud if anybody
owued him ail we ask is that be pay us
back our quarter, and the difLre-ce be
tween bis value and the powder aud shot
we expended on Lisa. We throw in the
vexation f being broken of our. rtst, and
the wieseduess of uaiug certain expletive
which are not to be found in any of the re
ligious works of the day.' r' '"
It was eulv the other da? that a man
fell nsleep iu hie boat en the Niagara riv- c
During hi. slumber the boat broke t -
,.. i,.,... ..-, .; hn h br,.
r - ;'llv lo lh .P1..k ot ab- . ud ttfll,.tflimsy "white trash H-wenld 4e4-d keel ;
u wUn a waacr weud rerraud
.t, iw... .
i i.Ya-
th. uultt.a uLaof France Ld' iSnain au
.heiiunabie fortraaa. one of the ?
progrtea or u.vtmn horn us path. Every
uiiiiu.e u Urirud uearcr to the Euglua
guna, every miiiuu, orne mw part took
u.e Horn the red hot shot, every minute
another .core ot h hapless dekntlira '''
were swe .t, like chaif, from ita declcs.
Tae most superhuiuancuorts faiied to
veut 11s dnfUiig. with tu human freight,
to iu laeTiuoie death.
A ship was wrtckia at sea.' The'pas-'
sengers aud ere w took reiugo 6a a fait.
the boats having Lceu stov e iu the attempt
to launch them. ' 'or davs ; and f weeks
lUe,e uufortuuales drilled about without!' "J brethren ; there are : lomewk
oar Mna Bail ou lDtt toif- Lr.., o tropieal 8ert that tno OP h7 ntre, eqaal
lM.n a. i..t ilnor hroritLth. ..1 ; Iu' Intellect with the Anglo-Saxon; a4
aj lUtB liiKlT waler. Sail ihty drilled
,.ouL vaiulv iooiint for a sail, or h.i inir
ior a sight uf land. The umo had UwW
tuIad WUett that learfa alternative became
iucVitl4i,!e aeath from starvation or feed. '
h ut huuiau tleah aad mey were just1
u ut nunii4U tleal
btginuiiig to cast
ft vcel was seen
jl0ri4uu tUV abau
lots for a vietim, vinea -
faraway ou a distant !
v atiantlonuQ tneir terrible Qe.
Hlr.u,ritr -ruutd ......roach. Tua
came lowards them. Sue drew near- U Nearly a' year " ego a 'ywhg'Iadr to
r earir TlKy 8trove to attract: France, named Sophie ' Van Behr,' Wf
HUe.IUlJtl bv houia and I t raisintr ceivt;d the singular idea of dUl)t.C
tn- ir cio he; but the indolent loek,-oul
saw thttu not. Ikt) shm ed U uder;
add 1 hey were no sttu At iast the vcn-
te. t .cked.- , With frinttc terror - Lt a;o e
iu a bydy, shouting aud waiving their gar-!
roe. t. Il was all in vain. The uncon-
iuuil" uiu Ktoud i.adilv. awav. ; X it? ht :
UreW Hlld ag lKfc darKness feil, the raft I
drifted aU(1 drifled iu the u,htr direction, j
., th. ,rw. ...i MlS
jwreer '
o. ;, s ?;rrf
Tiie intemperate man,
who thinka he. aL least, will never die a
ag lo ba torluri by passions he cai.uol
an(j fi by iaerci!cE6,agoAiwng
digea8t.s. juo ouditcipliucd, who ueur
jejrd to coiroi lUemstlvtB, who are
spendthrifts, or passiouate, or indolent, or
Xiiouary, soon make shipwreck of them
uel?es rtnd drift about the sea of life, the
prey of every ,Yiud, a.nd current, Taitly
shrieking for help, till at latV they drill
away m to dark ntss aad death. . . Aji
Take care that you are 1101 dr'hing,- 11a
See that you have fast bold of the helm.
The breakers oX life fvirerer roar under the
lee, and adverse gales continually blow ou
the eUore. Art you ( wttoh'.ag . h,w she
heads? Do you keep a firm grip of the
wheel? It von give way but for one mo
ment you may drift' hopelessly into the
4-oiling vortex. YoHrig, man take care
It rests wiih youiseif aione, under G,oU,
whether you reach port trinmphaaUy .or
'At it ii utiiruclT?
ii 1, 4 . ,n vjiai i"r"i-ay
ii Patear Scrm6i0Orrfr..
; .Negroes. tJ' -'J '
"I have a fancy thai the Ct,3ll-3
produced the diM-ent famlliea if tWL
nun race w thty are breeds and mixtsrO -'-,-.'
all over the ;.yjrl J, being as easily ratl.
guishel from pure natl TeVltock
mules fro n horsea and jackbottoait" Ctf
tain portions are male Jot Certain, tojtV.
climates, and localities .' Transjtti! ,
in foreign, uucongeuial soil, and tht J '
Uiudle. deteriorate, ane . ertaallj itw ,
out. Who supposes tlait . , floftrfchjpj
crop of polar bears or Greealandeti 414
be grown at the equator, and :perptifal
sufficiently long for them to Inn'tyi
"worse of another color T! or tJutt,
Ethiopian would ever bar hia vtc2 ;.
straightened and (kin bleached 7 anil
Arctic frosts and snows T I do Bt. V t
"My frieads; climate never made thfj
nigger: on the contrary, the eigger waif
made for ihe climate. No climate la tidV
known world posiees sqch a remarkabltf
pecali irity, as to cause a downy; fleetfe tr 7
Cover caputs well enough adapted te the;
propagation of hair; to flatten a aeae aad"
produce an under-lip capable of eeaUnf
out-ide a tobacco-quid toe balky and potV
deroua for inside duty. Nor is there,
soil upon earth sufficiently rodactlTe t
bring out a heel from the fot tbat pttf- '"'
sea it, of such perplexing length "" "tix
place - its' proprietor ' in the darknew otv
doubt as to whether NATCBJe j Intended. .
him to go ahead or proceed "backward--
whether he should draw a thoe CTtr .
the beel br'orer the toe. No, my WetVr .
ren, the nigger was made for the. climate'4 ,
and its attributes, even as the Arab ao4
the o.trich are adapted to the drem7t
un watered tatds of the deeerL TS
brush of Nature has painted him black
the preTailing color . of all animals that . '
1 inhabit the torrid lone da ordet that h'
may withstand the powerfal iaflueBCe cf
- wr - utcause wnyr Biaca, vmiu9 .
"t . v m.L- tt.-- -"V.
ouuucior ot neai, me tauer rwaiij ir
tei ni." when nine, out of) fag1&2lbSi f
Ter from cerebral cbngeaUeal Tesj tad v v v
.don't the nigger, .thus .tested!! ixltt&
!. 1 ouions! the ,otto .of JtV;-.V
noak aud essence of polecat are Wt'U -
ln tis iggert koockewpon p. eVW. v::
wool-patch with the expectation r 5
damage, he might as well exjieniwaipiJ ?
cet irou diuiierot, or try hie Uat LU.
the ll bel1 of tte .Tignw' tXe
mittee. Of a truth, a algger aeA iWJJ'.
pre-;,t',ctla1 te Satan, or a salamwderi a. j . '
lh5 -Vbat wlw him so useful ift.Upa; -;V .
ln lhe b,ir,,inK fie,ds ot ? bJi V ' '
whiiersktn, if pat to hard, labor,
Hule or "MS '
take hume - rPef. tfc '
urti U8; " s ; t vf'::u::ui 6at
tneaBM Qdaagtt, he wonUt
hinMelf to aabigh a notekin tk
scale of huwavityv . I shoula nt wondff;
if thc cottl(1 Prove k &sX M e,,I
caw Prove tnal Utile terneriog ,PftW
"ore.than I doi he can "smell a ra t " eJ
uu " V "uw.w aU7v
tn" ossein t? compreneuaioa. ,
A Younic Lady DraVti la IjOttctty
herself in marriage by mean of a lUjry
&ae was thirty ywars tvf ge, red of.
life of celibacy, and ia despairat not Sn(U
i;ig a husband with "enough mesne at
conamand to euit her views; she anaMO
cd. therefore, that her haadsom.'' it3t
. . w
rather mature Dersoa should i b dllPOttd
of oat the flowing terras; Slie ereavttS ft
lottery with Eve hadcd shares f,
sand francs exh- Sahscribem:TrerDtt.
presmt themselves in jrsQn, in car thai :
she might decide on their aeceptihjt
husbands. The eubscribera fvces
were to le single men. ; The rabacripeat -were
placed !n th handt ol ... lotftry d !;
fast as made, and the drawing we
take place till &U thn sbaree were taken,
that is, when the sum of a. halt 'mI lei
of dodars was complete V r ' t e' "TO
Not quite a year elapsed oKSn t.
shares were all taken.' Th drawtnsrei
ceutly teok place in the pmene f
notary who Ueldtbe surjscnpltoneajja.t
money. In jrence of two. megislrvi;
A thoosaud numbers wcr placed ' ii
nrn, the subscribers being nnmbffM fct
order as their names were inecrtUetL. i Ttl
rn was thoroughly shaken .p, a WUa4
and was thrust in, and Nt t5 with
drawn. The happy individual who Ibk
acribed No.' 499 waa a Tqnisiaa aeaeral ; '
who had already occupied tl' jU& v
tenlioji by hia oriental caprces. Sat it
lidy waaiiekher frightcftftd , at th ttri'rv
nor at the beard, nor the religion hot tV; !.i
harem oi the happy Tnirbriau,.w;
ed to marry her, and pockH'bia ItefcVNc:
dred thousaud f ranee, ifhtfhapps cgacpl ,
have left for Tnoiei where Vhj:.wi
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