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1 HORKIS & WILLIAMS, PuWistcfs'attd Proprietors.' "r .PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNI. -i : - i VOLUME, XIY-. 1; :H " WOODSFIELD, MONEOH COUNTJ, OHIO.u FEBEUARY-24, 1858. - n.i i it .4 I? 1 . " 7 t i. I - if k ii Vl i . . . . rj- r . jV.'ilt ;. 1 I 1 f. 5 t,Mi, Correspondence " ''C4UJiUtntSulUth4 Chair --?;fiiR'Stri:Thi jtiiiding com mi t Ui oa llVo public beatrolenf fnstitutioBB Jyt beep isUnjr those iastitaUons and sje 'and them ia excellent condition. All the members of the committees are jfilyVis'Trlth'the appearance"' and herniations of the fnstitutionsl " '" Ob Tuesday; last , Dr. 8toot was ap pointed Chairman of the committee of the whole. He . dispatched business with a celerity and correctness that will probably relaV turn the honot of the position often dariaf the session. . ' .'-' ' ei On the- 9th If r MMowas Chairman s f . the' Committee ta "Common 'School . tods 'sported a bill appropriating $10, OOtf fer a' State noraaf ichool in Harri- son. county MrJIceely of that place kaTiog proposed to donate property rained at 41 1.600 for that t)rpo. 1 The cor- resp'oaitnt of the CiBcianaU Oommtrciat payf Ur. 'Moaaow the following compli- IB?nt?. .! iv -UiSs ?:! .-!" hk'? .aZir.lJlorraw :ia a teacher 6f ezperi ; eace, and as Chairman ef the Sehool Cm mittee of the Cenate, -will labor iaiastri oaaly for. the enactment of each measares as ha.coBceires will best ad ranee the in terests of. edncatien. . Muwrvwf 1; llr. Celllas' bUl,' to repeal the act in riTatiotf conveyance! and deVice of , property for religions purposes, tu read the . 'third time, and passed --ayes fit, Vnoes,8-v )'(' .''-m-iif s'iui -i v The amendments of the Hamilton conn tf Fee Bill : were 'concurred ' in by' the House1 So the bill has now, passed both branches of the Qeaeral Assembly. . . ,Oa .Wednesday the priaei pal feature tf. the proceedings was the discussion of the bUt repealing the ten - per' cent interest bin. A large number ef members hare prepared ; elaborate speeches upon , this '. abjct.i;;V:-.i- viiii. s.'-3 r:i.ti..ii ':The- sebjeet of the public works is at- trsctitjf mach attention. ' A number of projects are proposed, and tt Is impossible tell which will, be, adapted. U is rery crtainihowew, , that there are-many wttchfal ayes upon this cess pool of ebr rtffioB.fN'lf it werenot that the Repub ; itcans by repudiating the solemn contracts of?.the8tatt. withqut jadge er; jury, , hare envied,. pB; these works rexatioua law aalta, there ja ao doabt but an act weold t , . ...., bc'passed at1 once autboriiing their sale, Ae ft is maay. doabt the prooriety of aell- lag entihe suiU are desidsd. : , ThtXoUaiwiDg new 8nate; bills hare " 1eeu laid on the desks r the members.'' No. 53 - Amending the act fixing the time of boldigg elections i In incorporated cities, tawns and Tillages. iNec4' -T authorize -the election of an additional . common pleasudge ia the lst sfttediTisioo: bf the ilh Judicial .'dis trict. ;. : . , . ' . - No. W. K;To amendSec. 'liOjof'the act ' of ; the ' jurisdiction ' and praced ore befira juituss of thtf peacs, &c. 1 - No. 66. To amend Sections 16, II, lgaod tl of thttUi law.1 a - Ne. 5T Provides a separate box for hL'.'oU fr J adlclsl oncers, 1 f ' ' clid.ad9.( rroridmg-tnst -when any perswn fails to work out hit two days la bor on the road, he shall pay $S to tljo auparrisor? !' -No.'64. Pror1ding for examining and pablfsanHhe'proeeedings of'the county Coatmisaioaera. j The new IleaseVilisre as follows: , v .Io.,!'tti'TeAuthoring,turBpike1, rfom' panics to collect tolls frbmrpenon8rgoing No. 87. GiTing township ' assessors - EorSlA DeSning thefarisdiction of the probata judges or f1' eounty'i ': ' K Ji ; For the adjustment of claims "against the State on account of the new , Etate bouse, end the Lunatic AsylnmJ at No, 94. Amending the 9th section of she act prtTiding-fortie'sale of forfeited lands, u m jSTw HcpaaUas the tea per cent. inttslaw-): .? ezfJ i5 -A .1 r?ari;i! Amendarj the. act 1 to eft- eattpfjh oftniMtion' 'of ifcr opaJ r!lOOw:AAJMHikinar tj 'oCea .fef No. 101. By myself. .To protect . pi7;is ciA wthlatbd limltscf aDyHy, .lifffk Ul vTtU it a oej If flttla Law It oaiir4' fHlntepageeaiid ia the o!4 L wia riQQber 0f araendrasnU 41 aQi eamre f orJi masterj N Tll!:JkMtttartiiWfcndjnow il i'-u of the aommittee "on Beads ..f;No.' 104, , Amending the act regulat ing the sale of school lands'.1 1 ? ; No. 108., Creating1 an r additional ju dicial disulct in the State. ".;'!.:.',''.'..! i U:?i.ji;:-s tV-'Yours, &c, tjjrt ! SPEECH OP Mr HICOfAN, of , Pa; , . DeUvired in tin Homt o Reprtttntativtt, ..':.4'.vUMMr 38, 1858. U . ! : Concluded. ' - ' T "tt'was net alene in Pennsyirania:our party; committed itself to ' a faithfal ex pression ef the popular -wish ia 'Kansas. North and South, throughout the States, it was pledged in the most solemn terms to the same thing. ( There was no conflict of political opinioa in the ' different sec tions of the TJaienf all acknowledged the Obligation of the principle" of the Nebraska-Kansas bill, and all expressed their unfaltering determination to', defend the sovereign ; will of the people, whether its expression 5 was fdr freedom' or slavery. That 1 then ; declarations were honestly made 'I do not doubt; the Cincinnati plat form had thei but" recently .been con strueted,' and all seemed to fully under ' stand 5 ' it.s The ; resoln tion to which 1 more especially refer was 'demanded by the South; and ; " fully accepted by : the North.1 I'This' demand ,! was occasioned, doabtleas, by- a fear of the former that the latter .were' more or less unfriendly to the new territorial legislation. The prin ciple of this" legislation was hence re-asserted ' and . embodied and became the bond of Dentaeratic 1 fellowship. ? It' is too plain for misconstruetion even now 1,1 iuS4tolred, Tiikt weVcogtiii the right ef the pop4 of all th Trritori8, Including Kansas add Nebraska, acting through the legally and fairlr. expressed will of .a majority of actaal residents, and whenever the number o( their inhabitants justifies it, to form a constitutirn, with r without denies tio slaverr and fc ad mitted into the Union upon terms ot perfect equality with the other States." . k ,. Li lt did not speak for . Kansas merely but for "all the Territories." The people of: all the Territories,- .including - Kansas and Nebraska acting through the legally and fairly-expressed will of a majority of actual , residents" are to form constitu tions. And here, let me observe, that in ao other way are coastitutjens to be form ed, The.- resolution iollewa the act of Congress ia indicating the mode in which constitutions are to be formed, nametyl by "the j eople aetiag through the legally and fairly-expressed will ofa majority of actual residents' ; It was thus emphatH tally announced that a constitution could not be given te Kansas ia any but the-oae way4 - Again, I say, the party was trast- ed.an.vlit triDinphed.'i u? f-fd 1 1 The inaugural address oflhe new Pres ident evinced) a clear comprehension tof the groaods upon which his election had been accomplished and a determination to. observe the I most i perfect good -faith In speaking of the Territeriea its language 1 :It ia theimperattreand indispensable duty pt, the OoTerameBt't of the United : States to secure' to every resident inhabitant the free and independent expression of his opinion by his vote. ' This sacred right of each individual must b preserved!" . 5 - This ie not' a passage framed for the purpose of ambigultyj it removes all doubt if any existed before, as to the conviction of the speaker, that "the free and Inde pendent expression' of his opinion by his vote" must be secured "to everv resident" of Kansas, at all times. Here was a eon elusion reached; and we fi ad the Presi dent, afterwards, consistently . carryinar it but fie it remembered "the resident'! of Kansas was to be secured in the "free and independent expression of hie opinion by his voW.f The ' President bf tha United States 'ad so detprsniaed;' arid jrith , this purpose fixed,- he insisted upon the'Hon Robert J. ".Walker accepting from Jbim the appomtmeat of Governor of Kaa'sas to effectuate, it. The reason for selecting we individual named, Is to be foujnd in ice race tnat there was a perfect agree ment of the -two ' as' to .the course to be pursued' Thil 4 is most evident from the letter of governor Walker accepting .the appointment; arid ' from ' the ' 'jostructions issued to him. Inthe letter allu-led to Governor Walker says: t" "' fl understand that you , and roar Cabinet cordially concer' in th opinion expressed by mihstiU eotaal aona fii t TesideUts of the Territory ef gaasas, by a fair and regular vote, nnaneoien py.iraua or, vioienoe, cvast e Per mitted, in adopting their State constitution, to J aeciae lor inemseires what shall be their social instiiatlons. This 1' groat" fnndamental principle of too aetoi Xuiaressmnkinir that Territory, affirmed .by the Supremo .Court- of ' vnimu awes, ana is jn acoordance with the views aaiformly expressed by me through, out my publio career, I contemplate a peace, fal seleUan-of this question fay a appeal to the iateUigenpe a4 patriotism of he peenlp frf Kapsaa whOSbctaUaU partioinaie .iuqy and freply IB tb,is Aeois(a,'' and by a majority of ef tojos (no aeonion musfM made, as the y JWlanuiWH(ma saode of adjasrmeuf.- . wm go, meiu ana endeavor adjn.sl toulHes, in ihe,fuU,eojUldenoe. ;as:sfroniriv expressed by you, thai t wU be sustained b all yoar- wn high authoriii. wifh the cordial .eo-eperstion f all your Cabinet. ? The instructions to this officer are eyia y caqcIub: ve ' of the fact:' - - " .."The Institutions ef Kansas sheald be eatab'. Us"bed by h votes of the peonlo of Kansas.' unawed ad nnaterepted, by farce and tnni. ' "When such a constitution shall h.n.iL ted, ti she people of the Terrltery, they, must vrv.w.w ui uM oe 01 vueir naut.io ,"t r' ,. . ...;. 4 I veto fer, or agaiust the : instrument,, and ; the fair expression of the popular will must not be interrupted by fraud or violence." " But the letter and instructions, as quo ted,1 are proof of a much more important matter than that; for which T, had used them, for they conclusively ' estahlished that there was tten an anxious wish on the part of the President that .. the people of the Territory should be fully protected in exercising their '' right to vote upon their constitution. I repeat his words "They must be protected in-the exercine of tAst'r rtyAt to vote for or against the instrument.1 Net in their right to vote for or against opart of the instrument,' but the imtru roent the whole instrument. "K. ; The Union, the organ of the Adminia tration, of the tth i of July last, seems ful ly to appreciate the ground then held by the President, and, in defending that po sition, gives a most satisfactory reason for assuming it. ' 1 will read an extract from that paper of the date named: "When there is no serious dispute Upon the constitution, eitherim the convention or among the people, the power of the delegates alone may put it n operation. : But such is net the case in Kansas. . .The most violent , struggle this country ever saw, upon the most import ant issue which the Constitution is to' deter mine, has been going ' on there ' for several years, between parties so evenly balanced that both claim the. majority, and so hostile to one another, that numerous lives have been Jost inthe contest. " Under 'these circumstances there ean be no' ' auch: thing as ' aseertaining dearly and with out doubt, : the - will of. the peoplf in any way except by their own direct expression of it at the polls. . A . constitution not subjected to that test,' no matter what it contains, will never be acknowledged by its opponents to be anything but a fraud." '"' "We do most devout ly believe that unless the constitution of Kan sas be submitted to a direct vote of the people the unhappy controversy whieh has heretofore raged in that Territory will be prolonged for an iadefinito time to come." t ; v It is no answer to all this to say that other States have been admitted into the Union without 'submitting their' constitu tions to a popular vote. ' It would not be an answer if sueh had been the case with each arid every one of the eighteen admit ted States: - If there were a thousand pre cedent oases of States so admitted, where there was no serions dispute among the citizens as to ihe particular form of their in stitutions, they would fall short of afford ing an argument for the admission of one where such difficulty does exist. - Kansas is a case standing by itself; it has no par allels; it is not to be illustrated by prece dent. -1 ts features are peculiar anomal ous: and the circumstances surrounding it such as never before surrounded. r the in choate State:' To it popular sovereighty most specially applies. Congress," the dominant political party the President of the United States, the Governor . of the Territory, all declared the' people should have ju6t such' repabtican Institutions as they might desire.1 ' All looked to a vote of the people as the meaus to determine the popular will. " The people" bo w ask that sueh vote may iudicate their wishes. All sovereignty resides in the people, and no admitted principle refuses its exercise in the"iaode desired. - Why shall they not, then, speak at the polls?, B i -?. Here I pause for a moment' In look ing back from the point now reached, we see the Democratic party and tHe Presi dent have alike pursued a comparatively new, yet well-defined and strongly-marked policy. The Missouri compromise line, after continuing for years, is found to be too restrictive; the ' common territory of the nation should be open to the. occupan cy of bnr citizens in common. ..The Nebraska-Kansas bill ,; is " enacted, and. . the people of the Territories are.' to yfbrm?'. as they are to "regulate" their '.'domestic J n? stitutioris.7 In the North and iu the South the doctrine is accepted Wad eagerly they push forward their respective schemes for colonizing ixausas, lur now uamoers snail control the, institutions .there..j py' river and by land the emigration v hasteus fec- I ward, and the cabin it scarcely" prepared for shelter before the struggle fo power, for control, commencesand it is grasped and .held by the friends of the SouibZJIt is alleged that strangers to the soil, Mis souri borderers, decide the. - contest: k the reply isyou shall not inquire as to, that, er any other matter; v,the. people jaU-T-The hasty and superficial observer declares the South has gained 'an undue ad vantage over the North, and a sound of exultation is heard around us'and in the distanoe,- Thus baffled in the ITerritbries, will the Nortii aspiring to exeeative" power , still adhere to that sovereignty whieh has fail, ed herf She ' must do so, or aband9B her, loDg-cherished object. t The pledge is pre sented to her; she accepts It boldly. 1 and repeats to' the world what'lba faint-hearty ad believe is to degrade Tier free-born and! undaunted sons:. ' ' '', . i "We recognise the right of the people of all the Territories, .iHpluding Kansas and Nebras ka, acting throagft tfte legally and fairly e pressed wil of the majority of aotnal residents; and whenever the number at tbeicioaabitanta justifies it, ,tQ fqrna a constitution wuaoit uusesiia siayef, sna a auauiea iq. to the Union upbir ierm of ' perfect equatit with the other States." There is a hand-to-hand encounter Now, again tf prjf, sa one of victory, m ioundl' ! througbjo,it te aridi"tha wiU .of the rb,ajOrity legally and fairly expressed, ban be the law. of the 1 Territories.'., It is barely", uttered," ibefofe" attempt Js made to stifle it: for ia the far Northwest the South' his" been buUcoioriized, and sla ry Is Kclnded from, the , s Wo 'aw fiot prepared for this; for if the act of a minority, or, at best, a doubtful majority, can, for the tisae, establish . a domestic jnstitatioa, an actaal majority should be able to form and regulate ; aad perpetuate other or all domestic iostitu tions.;, ,.F!f f. ....-v0:' , The Democratic party and the Preident were honest in their,. support of. popular sovereignty. , , This was not only the . case before, but . after the eleetion. On no other hypothesis can you account for their early, distinct aad repeated avowals of it The President, intended to eaforce it in Kansas . literally and truly. . There had never been but one interpretation - given to it by the" party of which he was ahe head, and he 'understood it clearly. : It was, that the fuadamental law, . the con stitution) which gave form and regulation to their institutions, all their institutions, should not be . imposed upon the people nntil sanctioned and adopted by a vote of the majority. If such was not the; case how came it that the President did not at once repudiate the action of Governor Wal ker in giving assurance that the Lecomp ton convention must submit their constitu tion to a vote, or. it would be rejected by Congress? How could he pass over this sentence, in the address of that .officer to the people of the Territory, without no tice? ,, . . .. ..... "Kansas never can be brought into the Uni on, with or without slavery, except by a pre vious solemn decision, fully, freely and fairly made by a majority of her people, in voting for or against the adoption of the State consti tution, f'i J ' ' It mast be conceded that the President approved ' of Governor Walker's 'course, and that it required him to do so to make his Own course consistent, arid' the party true to their' avowals,. j"' . i I here leave the discussion! I am rin willing to repeat points raised in the' ear lier portion of my remarks, to assist this branch of my argument, and I do not think it ne;e8sary to do 1 so. I can only use this general expression that, in my opinion, the course new recomrrieaded to us by the President' in his' message is un just tobecause inconsistent with: himself, and would, if carried oat, rob the Nebraska-Kansas act of its: vital principle, and stand as an accusing record against the good faith of the Democratic party, crip pling it for years to come, if not destroy ing it for the future ' In such an event, where is that 'strong hand which' is to lay hold of the rudder and still direct the 'ship of; State freighted ' with' the hope's of mankind,' in her course' of material great ness and increasing glory f " What, in that daywill constitute the breakwater agaiast which fanaticism shall' dash in its wild fury as the hurricane may' bear ; it from", the North or the South? ' How will .then fare1 the Union, with which we are everything, without which we are nothing!.' , " " ; , , Do you believe you can satisfy the country of the propriety ef planting sla very on that soil, from which the Missouri compromise "excluded it, iipoa the newest doctrine that it should be left to the .. cli mate and prod action alone,' aad that ' nei ther of these will exclude it? that popular aovereignty,1 applied by the legislation of 1804 to the rule or the Territories pf the United States,- may be trampled 'under foot upon the pretence that forms of law have been dnly ' observed in establishing it? that popular election- may be carried under" 6olemh guarantees to the Voter, aad all pledges be broken the moment they have performed their work? that the prin cipal may instruct the ageut, and the agent by'- faithfully'1 obeying the instructions given, shall render himself obnoxious . to the Just indignation of his superior? that that Territory ' is' self gorerried .whose highest law is made and ririted upon it by a convention 1 in whose composition one half the Territory was unrepresented and disfranchised, which was ordained 1 by. a tiegisiatnre never acknowledged . because never ielected? itf short, "that all t! is well, and that principles and faith 'are inviola bly kept in? Kausaswhen they know that nine tenths-of her citizens acting together are unable to pre veat the adoption ' of in stitutions which they never caa acknowl edge without disgrace? V, ' ' ..' -s Do yon believe you cin satisfy the coun try "of all this? I tell, you here today plainly that the northern ,Democracy never will be able to. satisfy northern men of tbese"1 tbings. a Unlike the , .Mcie'nf knight I those who support this' strange policy will be kaowri, although they may cbangt the color of their armor at every charge they make henafter The time has come at last, aad not too sooh, when a new requisition .will be made by north era constitueucief an earnest and , manly defense of northern honor and of north ern rights whilst, giving -.tha utmost de mands, of justice to their brethern of -the South. If unpardonable to . insist upon so much eqnali ty then, we . have, reached the end of natjpnat platforms,: and the be girining of ei?tiooal -Presidents to -my "ba, the jast tualnty,; to, be, survived; f3 fiift Uom Wta ofoaggres siveiaUrfeenoewhiob.Jeadingtoipfotrao ted and deflating -ware, must end n establishiag ampqg childrenjofthe sanie blood the crqej relation of conqutrer and iv l?.We arc indebted to ifrt.'.CtQdle for the fallowing:, -,oit ,w We .brandy drink, and never, think y v s v i v That girl all can tell it rii t -r, Xhey'don't suatpose that woman's nose Was ever made to smell it. ' THE WTPB'8 APPEAL. " Come near me, letSae lay mj hand Once more upon thy brow.' ' ! ;s ' Aad let me, whisper ia thine ear--. Love's last and , fondest tow. s 1 : The, lips that ,breathe , these -trembling Will soea be cold in death. words And thy dear cheek can feet no more ' ' ' Their warm and loving breath. f ! " ; I go from' thee; God only-knows How I have longed to stay :'v ' ' How I have shuddered thus to tread . The lone and shadowed, way. j, .; - , v Faith tells rite that I soon, may know . ' The joys the blessed find. And vet I falter when I cast ! s A lingering look behind. '' ' ' I see 'thee bowed before ma ; - In bitterness and tears. ' here, But I ean leave thee s6methincr stiil '' To lieht thy weary rears. - ' "! ' Young, tender forms will cling to thee ' remaps wm miss my tone. . ... And though they may not share thy grief. Taou wilt not reel alone. Fold them still closer to thy breast, And sooth their childish woe, . And cheer, the many laaely hoars- T The motherless . must know. ,.,,-. t ,-. The world with all its hopes and joys, . Will sometimes make thee glad. , But they must linger round a hearth ( -All desolate and sad. . -:- f. ; . :.-;- U- .. .. -, ' And, pi when time shall calm thy grief, ' Perchance the hour may come, -When thou wilt win another form ; Te ahare thy heart and home. When then wilt welcome t thy board ' A younger, fairer face, ! "; -x ' And bid thy children smile on her ' . , Who takes their mother's place., ,. f s But think hetj eould I speak : to thee, - That I would frown or blame: !I C ' -" Though they should love the stranger one, And rail her by my name; ..; ... For thief will speak to thee of me, ' My memory ia their trust,' " A word, a smile, a look like mine, " ; Will ; call me from the dust. r ' ; '. '.' ' -.-'i'.' t. f .-.. .. ;' Yet make my grave no place of tears, , But let the dear ones bring, "'-'. To cheer their mother's lonely homo,' ' . "The blossoms of the spring & And even there then too mayst kneelf i And softly press fhe earth ;, ,: .; , That covers her whose face oaoe. gave : A' brightaess to thy hearth" '.' ."' . .' '.! .. . . : . i.T-.'. ;- t, ; . . ,:. ii.-:' .1. Then will the forms: of early years .: .; . , 1 Steal softly to thy side, ;k .. y ... And for an hour thou canst forget ; Thou hast. aaother bride.'.,, She may be all thy heart can ask,.. ; So 'dear, so true' to thee, ' 7 But 01 the apring time of thy lovej ; "" N . Its freshnesa waa for me. r..' hi May she be blest who comforts thee. : ; And with a gentle band, '' ' V Still guides the little ' trembling: ones Who make our household band. ': She cannot know tha tenderness i.. :'..' , ' That 6lls their mother's breast But ihe can love them for thy sake jluo mate tnem more tnaa blest. Tet keep one place, one little place,-. From all the, rest apart, ,s ;. ... One spot which I will call "a home' ' Within, thy faithful heart; "'' And in the boly hour 'of dreams, ' :s ,? . I When spirits fill : the air, ' " ... -' 1 y; With tender eye aad folded wing t ' 1. I'll softly rest .me there.. ; ;! i .' . ' " .' "' ' ' ' ' ;' ' '' "; " May God forgive this, erriag love v' ''; vS '. i That is to mortals given. ..:.-. It almost , wops; my spirit back -0 " I From happiness, and. heaven. ( l 5 r.v. And yet 1 feel it will not die' 1 : " - i When'5 this frail life la Ver: ;3 ;9" But watch till. all my loved oaes eomo1 ; ; Where we shall meat to part ao mortv ." Henry Kfo .anel Charlotte Janea, sClJBAajeflA w II ai ara wm o smarl Vfllilhamsf W wvva y "f aaajwaa. J BUB) asip oji sj i Sl'jrlasters. Farewell Speeches rof ije : and ' CharlotU i Sones Outride JSemet '.and 'Jnride :D 5? 11 jThesuyOftfartunateperaooi were, xt (5Ud in Pittsburgh, pn. Friday s the llth inst. We herewith present from our Pittsburgh exebingea the proceedings in the last sad hourfarewell speeches arid other interesting particalari f fK : ' 1 v i : iri'8 DTiNa vvi'- - !; ' Genilemen-lix ;a few - mlautea of time I iball. bare aaawered with my life for the terrible: crime I have committed, aad whloh I have already freely. oqnlessedZ ,It most not be fupppsed froawha,hsA been puht lished in the aewspapera ;bero froortima to tjajf since my arrest, that l aaUdCer eni orcarelep's about the awful lata I am now totsufferjpor, must Jt ; bo supposed that J have suffered no compsnotion of oonsoience for the deed that baa brongbt ma to this death.,; Oh, no.A I f bava al ready undergone more torture of soul than a thousand deaths and oh, how often I hare' wished I could restore Geo.v Wilson an his sister back to life, vain thought. Maddeied with a tbirst f$t gold aod stimulated by drink, I gave them the fatal viw tuski, iuuviu iiieui vi uk, una asm lining not. ine truin, WQUO UteJUSt their souls, without warning, to the barjmentof God would be visited --by t!: long has bee a, that they have been made j "fH j .wiwajowsjuaa. nu um veeir i as mortal aoala are amoaa: tha redeemed oi u-oa. . mt larraat uravar now la andthrtoji will ha. takes ri ' M.' of Christ; and I pray Almighty God for) crime. : Ha has suffered mucl bt cf his nardnn. and that T ma ha nimlttiJlinni anil't Ko ki l - . 1 I . to hope that in the world of spirits, I may - riven.' : . . - -s .. : I .. Since my arrest, mueh has been done of which I have a right to aomplajn: .ot that T waa arrastad triail and m,xMA oeeausa mat ia a just penalty tor my crime, Hub a uv ouoipmiu oiaouio oi ibo. meaaa used against me , before my trial cams o. The public bress had ao oositivalr con demuad me that it was next to impossible to get a fair and impartial hearing of my case, and one of the papers, the very day before the jury was empanneled, published nearly two columas . of aa article upon me,, in which it charged that I was reiltv beyond a doubt : How ia it possible for prisoners to get an impartial jury if. they are to be first triad aad positively. con demned by the newspapers? It ought to do sumcient lor a prisoner to aaswer for his crime to aa impartial court and iurr. Tha prisoner oonfiaed within the walls of nis cell has n opportunity to defend him-, self from these attacks, aad if it Is eoa- tinued the innocent will suffer with tha gailty. I do, not complaia of the juy that tried mv caae: I believe tkav did lhair duty eeascientiously. Duriag the eleven or twelve aaya i waa en trial, my ceunaal took a great maay exceptioas to the opin ion of the court on the adsaiasloa of evi dence, and whan the case waa reported from the Supreme Court, I observed note of these exception had been presented or argued; bat I iaquired ; of my oouusel about this, and he told me they had been lest out of the Clerk's office aad could et be found. There was a large number of these exceptions. Who serried them off? I will . not charge that Mr. Homer, the Clerk of the Court, bad anything to do with their being takea away. .? I believe he is aa honest man. I do not boliova the Diatriel Attorney had any knowledge or waat Deeame or tnese, and I believe that my Counsel has ia all thines. acted in good faith towards me. ; Let the gailty party, whoever he may be, however high ia power, answer it to bis own coaaeienoe and to bis God There will be a judg ment hereafter, not only for, the poor pris oner, but fer some of these ensrasred in judging him.; One of the witnesses at tit trial swore to my singing, a oertain song, in the cell, at the Mayor's efice, ia which I waa made to say that I ltilled George Wilson and his sister. It ia say duty to myself aad the people that I leave behind to solemnly declare that I never sang that sopg. . I did have, a conversation with Charlotte arid Stewart, aad among other thioirs I said to Stewart that I jrenld do him Justice; and with the last breath that uoa gives me in tais woriO, 1 wiU reuoem my promise te him. I have been charged with the murder of White, la coaneetion with others. Of this murder I am an. tirely iaaocenV and I repeat what ! sVs t to Mr., raiuipf in my coafeuion, that i never saw . vrm.wonea uutu tae next aay alter me muraer oi wmta. ana aa te anvi articiDatiea er knowledare on mv next aa I ." -.-v.v- v, n)viiu deelare I knew nothing whatever. Par. s j j , - w.w vauuv i ea, , x w eat , aome ot taese swore to tbey i B.taaWm .)... D.I T I..)!... l.. were alt honest exeeDt two. narkana thro. I Ooe.waa sworn,, then the others: . for he I not only makes me admit the murder, but act like a awasrserinsr. reckless fool, flat I I forgive them all, even him, and humbly pray Almighty God; to, forgive tbem.. f; Einra mv eonfaenieBt iaviaii: T hava always been treated ..with -humanity aad kindness by Sheriff Patterson, aad God tm .Wilt it mkA littla kiBM. patby to me, ao nnfortnnale aa ta beeomelj nis prisoner.. As to jailor Phillips, be has el wave . treated me - kindlr. In this k. spect I have nothing to complain of) bat be abould be content te, smard the bod of or the prisoners, and. not try to get eenfes. stone ana or uem to do asea against tnem an their trial. , What I have here said is from a sense oX dntyand aot eat of mal ice or baa feeUage toward aay oae. I am in ; no situation to indulge in words of hatred, or revenge, bat rather in these of repentance and aerrow. ; During my eon finement, I have suffered more : ia injad a tboniand times for the crime I have nam.! mitted, than the fear of this death that is ! sn ranidlv annreachiaff. : .' Here is the fa. ' tal rope, atd tha scaffold, and the hand; . . i . . 1 1 J - x x . t . mat is to acna my aout jmw eternity out I do not fn I have made my peace with all; the world, and I trast in God. " Aad now, .before these witnesses, and la the presence or Aimignty G3, before whom in a moment of time I expect to appear, and, with the last breath that am per mitted ta breathe on earth, with ! a fnll knawledge of my awful altua tion and my accountaouity, 1 solemnly protest ana de- ciare, tnat Monroe Stewart is entirely in noeeat of the murder of George Wilson and his sister. The deed was planned and perpetrated by myulf aM Charlotte Jones without any 'Other human; being ' to plan. aid or.asaiati n.. For oar crime he has suffered a long imprisonment, but I pray ui iun. mu tutu mux mere tu ui lUMUnrcTiD hit ioil m 'iiti,, ; . with no hopes or motives 19 dntitf "tS- that liberty of wbiob he k beta ti l,r T jucpriveu. a woatover wu ass;; ljr i waa my friend. - but uo bartaaip of 'cilia Jree Stewart is Inuoeeat.1 ilay Qui tat mm n -.: ia.. u- wiiitn'4 -t.. "T IRW WfU, . BSnt Of, Charlotte JOaUS, -fj followit . , uMMwuasam vwnzjusurm zz I now hare but a few momenta to l!r-i aad I wish' to make a atateraeat cf tl- . truth. ,'Siact my arrest, I kava bets tt resented as a person hardetid,5 ttd dirJ tute of feeling, and Without oesiteara f:r the crime ia i which I have been cs-ii Aay statements that I was not cirry tr untrue; oecanse l bare sT.rwatciizcL. sinee the perpetration ; of ttxt C.ii-."' more than tongue can-tell; and if Ltii, the power to retrace my sUpt, aad rerto: -mv uncle and aant to life, there la Bfl' I would not be willing to do to aecsh.' piisn iv . tub reason why I di&t&Si, tZ the greai lota I had for Hearf -TiS. in order to get money to go to kotts; iag with, a A she;t tiste bafre tiU r:; was committed. Fife left me. t-xixii irt earnest wish givin g . me as si mcca f:r leaving me, taat he was too pcsrttt nort mm, aad chat h t! r - w leave ae and go aad. hunt work ; Ei'CS wave me, ana a was nnaer aeme t,pt- tion whether he would return. trrii j if absence 1 aaffere-agMist dV tz3- would have done anytklaj ia ttwL:ii-? he with him. When I oext ciw 113 l waa at Oolnmbia, Waaiiristaa ccrv'v Pa. ; I was aot willing sioxli : lf1 me again, and i went with Ua t xtz to M'Kteeport and I la: hys'usU'j..' Than wheo I was at Kt cxtVa tarr first formed the idea of coEasi'.tiis tla ! crime, in order to set lis ncxtT." ao tLrt I eoald live with Fife, "ae I was cd tZzXV a e w ..,-.-....?.." no wooia leave mo aga.' ;. 1 1 also -fnllrbeiievei isi 'lZiz-: Stewart was trying to get FLV o lsati f me, aad therefore I bad a great CULi 1 for SuwarL The eed waa - tlaaaai -tlV . executed as I have stated ia cr ion to Mr. Phillips, U eorrsst,' xll lzVy this: Iataud that I started f -7ilzLt ton to get tba poiaon but UzCliZ ij stop in Moaongahola Chy aid ct X cZ.1 : that; I tried there and filled t rt li.-1 I also stated what Hr. PhC zzY-. take down: that I cot auctter r-ririM tor the poison, and tils pinu t'-lA fyj me poison could not be gt t:!:l;-i" swearing what it waa for, I ili tcv fj-? for it myself and nerer laUz'.i to iZJ naderstood. I wished ; t exy u tzztlz ! . aty ooafaaaion that I did expect, tVc v-i 7 Mrw Phillips said, that I weald k alrz aad taken aa a witness for tie Ccrc3- wealth, and the. reason that I f at C J art ia waa that I did not like tiaa,1 Icsii f I believed he tried to get Fife to fcrracv' arid I waa afraid that- the . morula j S& the mnrbUr waa committed he xjiht txr ' tea lomethiagand beta used jc SwW'.V a ess against Fife aad tsyse'X". Czri , nave been to the jail here I, tars rJr:"i ha araii trm h Pt..f p.. Ifr. Phillina-: W r . .' hti mivu iv iaas.o say peace wia cvtr body. ; I kaow the ewfel eltoaiiza, X n wtvu m. mitt pim SIIVSBa,H 6ii.fc-, .f I sbalL tell nothina- bat tha trzth. trrrr- I (.11- V.U .1 . . V It l ' ... krartp A wht T -T "v r ' knowledre I am arnifa'ta st ' - "! man ''-aa " Woro Ood, tlxt 'HtznjX . Stn wart ia tint nm'nf A. n....;t, ; uncle or aunt, and I believe Ua t k j t . tirely iaaoceat. J, I am'aorry that I ' tzzi DUthim lathe situation that ha f r 1 'S ' f beea risited ; by cleiryasa c'- '' .. , otner religions people, and I ru M tior ' . tarime. and admit tkat ramf Wf-l-t t r"" ' v r V .r; in resara to ue snrder xi nr.. 17: "v. in Waahmgtoa ounty;' ittii my aicirt say tbat I do not kaewaaytiinj ajbczt aad the first timer Fife ever aaw cvbi-1 er,;Wm. Jones, to my knowleia, wtt'C: asxt evening after Mx. White was kiH! : Ttt my eonnsa). Mr. Howard, sq., I aTa.? sire U return my aiacere thanks, far kit' aerricea in my behalf. He has dona inrt. '. J thiaj for ae thai a cosnscl ccali io l t'l now bt4 tbe worw and all my frianda fare. well, trnst in God, and hope to.be CaiLvC8v Her DoJrias tha reaiins of tlix ttx!i- ... . tha prisoner, nanifsstsd tha rtsiitt t-iw i ' derneta for each other aad appears; t raallaathat tba ataAtl aaitV nn tv, of that eternity froca wtkh naer brTa - -T few fleeting momenta separated tieni. ':K waea Jir, ' vriuamson tad eonclxi; 5 Fife came forward and made several oil- - incoherent statements and ; exclisitiixa: " " mostly purporting relterauoo ef xlii ii w a -a - . . ' 1 . naa aireaay seta ana protesting the lii.1 ; cenee; .entire and "completi cf Ir-. Stewart Mr. Brown thea bCcred a c i t fervent and melting prayer, Tkta. ,tti prisoners sat down and Chartetts Jttti " feraka out into, the post nneoatro'.UV) f,t. of wping 'an4 groahiri( tktxejtti ti groans, mixed withlncoUrent VttaaeU;Sm'-; and prayers to the throne cf trrace. (plaint indxgoaningt aal5ft tre .wkqr " s f sr.