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a k W- r If r iu K K . Ira II v . f. ' . II. 11 r." " ' . . ' ... . ( '.. ; ' - V - . '"'r1'. -1 : - -"- ' ' ' ' ' 1 ,,, . " ' , -1- ' . ' ' ' ; ' . . .J :,TT T. A. PliNTS,' Editor. ' :' ,, ... - ' ' ' '::'- - "iidependent in AU Things Neutral in Nothing.' TOHxnr! IbliBhcr I r .. 1 r. I " T 1 t 1 - 1 . 1 I' 1 j t ' " 1 ' -..ill-, M ' " '' ' " ' VOlitiit MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO,' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 18Ga . - "' -...'. ..'.,- NUMBER a MAKY'S SBEAU. Mrti. Stowe, iit her "Sunny Memories," quotes Hhe subjoined balltid, vith the retiiark that the Author Is not known. m This, is mistake. ; It Vss written by John Lowth an English si'eni of divinity, who lived :betwecn the yeais 1750 'and 1798. Be was the son of the gardener at ream,'' was written on. the death of a surgeon 'at sea; named Millor, -who was att icUwj to Miss M'Ghie, Airds... The poet was tutor 3a the 1 family of the lady's father and was betrothed vto her sister. He emigrated to America, where 'fie married another female, became dissipated, arld aiod Jbt. freitt miwry, jptttr FredericksbBrg, Va his ballad is the only one of Lowth's lirodoBU'iM'MirVfv - The moon had climbed the highest hill ''' Which rises o'5 the sourccxif Dee, ;,, And from the eastern summit shed i Her silver light oh tower and tree; ' When $lary laid her down to sleep, Her thoughts on Sandy far at sea, ; , When soft and low, a voice was heard, Saying, "Mary, weep no more for me!" She from her pillow gently raised . ( Her head,-to ask who there might be, And saw young Sandy shivering stand, . n r . . With visage pale and hollow ee. , . "O Mary, dear, eold is my clay; It lies beneath a stormy sea; ' - irjTar from jhee I sleep in death; So, Mary, weep no more for me! , . j- :i ft t tt-fp ."; -t "Three Vtormy nights and stormy days ' We tosse upon the raging main; .o . And long we tried our ark to save, , ; ; - But all our effort were in vain, i t - "M Eyea then,' when horror chilled my, blood, , My hearfe wns n lied with love for thee; h! .'The -storm is' past and rm at rest, " -r. -; - "So Mary, weep no more for met 1 ' 1 !il ) .. !.- ; : . , " t , : , ; I I '"O maiden dear, thyself prepare; . ;: . i; ' ' We soon shall meet upon thai' shore, Where .tote is- free front doubt and care, Uv f-Atd 'thou and I shall part no more;" Hi toud crowed the cock; the shadow fled, ' ! . . So more of Sandy . could she see,'';1 Bat soft the psBging spirit saidy ' "Sweet Mary, weep no more for me!"" - - r- .j. . i . ' :. -..J.-. TVA:OtYSl:Ua ,1.1 OH T v':... - BY Hoir. habvbt kick.' " Ji Ay, give us light, more light to cheer .: ; -.''-' On footsteps onward stilh,r ' f i: . " .' -Welcome' the'sU'rwhose'bright ca'reer. , -v: .Doth fling o'er vale and hill . '. Light more Light! ' , "' c . '-..,' .v. -r , - ;. - f Melhinka I hear the toiling mass,,. i. Who sweat to pamper pride, - ""''. Whisper with murmuring lips, "Aas! j ... . And why are we denied "...I . , DghiXmore Light?" - --:-.- O list! how like the startling wave ; i -rf- - That breaks on ocean's shore; . .: ;';". l The voice tlhit wakes the mental slave,' ' Who hardly, dares implore ' . p" ; - lighfc-.more Lightl - ' True men. are. they,. with lips unsealed, . , ' ' Men of unfettered mind, ; : ' "Who seek.. the light, as tis revealed In Nature's teachings "kind; Light more Light! . -'-;'."'. " 1 - ' While Truth her glorious banner waves, ? "',:'7 From high celestial walls, ' . . Strong men will rise, e'en from their graves. To catch thS light that falls! ,'5:"'? light more Light! " " : "'' THE B EBU ! T . '.JTou did begin. "You can't deny '"' You kissed me first. . Don't you remember How splendidly the moon rode high , And full, that evening in September? . . "We two were sitting quite alone, V' ,1 '.. YouV'head upon -my shoulder resting; ' . ."The loving moonlight round us shone, ; ' ;- . Yon pouted out your lips, suggesting '-'That I shouid'bend my head to see M ' " - If you were earnest, or but joking;' My lips touched yoiirs. You must agree 'f Ti crime Was your ownVprbvQking. ' "r If you Were vexed why did yon stay," -' I 'j . Your head upon m brenjrtreclining?': ; 'i.Qr not tell roe to take away .' r. , . . . The arm that was yourwaist confining? "'Twas long ago, and yet it seems ' " ''. " j ' f Hut yesterday, as now recalling " -' iT " .. Our .fresh young love, our happy dreams) ' : ' The Autumn leaves around is falling. jWfl little thought how it would end, .. , ,-. That love our future life was guiding . j "?:To Where we are, this little friend ' : - To our protection thus confiding. : It can't be helped.. We must receive , - - J - The charge, while trustfully believing . , 1. ThalJoveiin hisyoung lifv wjUJeaye.v, ; No greater'cause than ours, for grieving. i.'... T ,..' :,J. S.-.rA ' ; . : J. It must be so. The breast from which The little fellow Strength, is gaining, , u -Contains a heart in love so rich, i ' ' - ' I, fearless, trust him to your training. t"A young lady thus describes her feel ings and courts sympathy: . , ,My heart is sick, my heart is sad r ., ; " But ohf the cause I dare not tellr- 'I am nof grieved, I am not glad,' t am not ill, . I am not welL ' . rm not myself Fm not the same; . am indeed, I know not what; Jm changed in all except my name .Oh, when shall I be changed in that! Anagram on "Unite" and "Untie.' Five letters, rightly' placed, will give , A word to lovers dear, t ' ' ' When they in. wedlock's bands would live -' For many a happy year. But when their quarrels bitter grow, If otherwise combined, The self-same letters serve to show . ' How they relief may find! . , J5The following, is good on upon the KDnion," said to have been produced daring the -receatiBxeursion, under the immediate inspira tion, c.f, a drink composed of equal proportians of Mqnpngahala and Bourbon: ' Thonnion of rye, and the union of sorn, ,;' '' The .union of lake-ice and river; K : The union of sugar in one spacious horn . A4 &eir unflagging union forever. ' Fi piKA flROWS'8 ! S XT RPR I SEP A R T Y !! . BY MBS. S. P. DOUGHTY ' ' " "And -what kind of a party is a sur prise party) Miss Polly?"- asked Farmer Brown) as he sat by the kitchen fire, quietly smoking hia pipe, and listening to aa animated account which his daugh ter Mary was giving of a surprise party she attended the previous evening. Mary drew up her light form ' some what resentfully, and with the least pos sible toss of her pretty head she replied: , you would Dnly remember -not: to call me 'Miss Polly,' father... , You know how much I dislike it." - "You were named for your grand mothe'r, returned the farmery' "and she; was never called anything but Polly to the day of her death. However, we will change it to Molly, if that suits you any better. . So answer my questions about the surprise party, Molly.", r ; - "Why t father, I : thought every -, one knew what they were. JL hey are all the fashion, I assure you. A party of young and old, as the case may be, unite 'to gether in providing niusic, a supper, and everything necessary for an evening's en tertainment, and agree to meet at a cer tain time at the house of some mutual acquaintance, who is kept in ignorance ot their intentions. JLhey take possess-, ion of the house dance, frolic and en joy their, music, and refreshments, just as jf they were invited guests, lhe family hnding there is no help lor it, take it all in good part, and join in the amusements of the evening. Last night the party was at Mrs liawton s. - 1 wish you could have seen their looks of . con- ; sternation, as one guest after another ap peared until their small rooms were quite crowded. Jane and Margaret made their escape as soon as possible, and dressed themselves for the occasion." 'More fools,'1 they," said the farmer.., "Better have: gone to bed..: -A - pretty pass things have got to, if a man's house is no longer to bo his castle. . That has been the. rule ever since. I can remem ber." ; f. . "But there is no harm in those par ties, father," urged Mary. "Everything is provided, so that the family thus vis ited are at no trouble or expense." ; J'v "That may be, daughter, and 'yet there may , be a' thousand reasons 'why they would prefer not having the com pany. It is in. my -opinion, unwarrant able intrusion, and should not be coun tenanced by sensible people."-.' -t ' ,"Bnt would you treat them civiily, if they should ever come, father?" . , ' Mary made this inquiry in rather an anxious tone, 1 for more than one she had heard it hinted that "farmer Brown's old kitchen would be just the place for a dance." , . I ' I "Civilly, to; be sure' replied the farmer. - "Did you ever know mo; to be uncivil to any one? I should tell them my mind pretty plainly, I am thinking." : - So saying, the good farmer , rose from his chair, knocked the, ashes from his pipe, and farefully,' replaced it in its usual , nook, and then walked ' Briskly away to tho performance of some of his out-door duties. ' .v ' 4 ; "Never mind Mary," said Mrs. Brown, consolingly as she observed the look of uneasiness ..on heir daughter's ' counte nance. "I dare say your father will not object to your having a party, if you wish." .' ?.-. .'..v.-,-" "But I do not want to give a party, mother. I " want to let them eome, if they like, and find that they cannot take me by surprise." , ,' . , . . "Well, let them come, then," returned the accommodating mother. "I'll war rant father will be Civil. If he does not like the fun, he can go to bed." And with thiB comforting ? suggestion the busy old lady again turned to her spinning-wheel, the buzzing of which put an end to all further conversation. ' ! 11 . t Several weeks passed away,? and the eool breezes of autumn had given place to the more piercing and decided blasts of early winter. Once more the farmer sat in. his customary place at the fireside. It was near the hour when he usually re tired; but as a kind of preparation for his mighty slumbers, ho was indulging in a light dose, or perhaps a deep reverie, in which visions 'of his well filled ; barns and. granaries, and all the recent har vest, floated before him in blisstul suc cession.- 1 .. .. ...-. - An attentive observer might have no ticed that the fire blazed, with uncom monly cheerful light, considering that the old clock' had already struck the hour of eight, ' and that, the farmer rigidly adhered to the maxim, "Early to bed and early, to rise.''"- ' .- ; 'J . There, was'an uncommonly careful ar rangement of every article in ..the spa cious apartment, and also an , unwonted attention to her own toilet, which, added to a certain restlessness in Miss Mary's demeanor, showed, that with her, at least, "coming events cast; their shad ows before." At length came a loud, and, it must be confessed, somewhat anxiously expected rap at the door. 'i 'fWba is here at this time of night!" exclaimed the farmer, as he started from his chair,, rubbed his eyes, and looked at the clock. . ... . .. : : "Some traveler, I suppose, who wants a night 8 lodging. Let him in, Mary." i But Mary . had anticipated , the- com mand, and now ushered into the room a worthy ' farmer and his family, all in their best attire, and apparently intend ing to make an evening call. 1 "Glad to see tou, neighbor Jenkins, Met with any accident on the road?" was the blunt bui kindly salutation of farmer Brown. - 1 v,'.' :w '"None at all, neighbor Brown. We have just dropped in for a chat this fine winter s evening. .... . ""Glad - to see you," repeated the farmer. - "But I thought it rather late, that's all. But no matter for that; ; stir up the fire, Molly, and help the girls off with their things. ' r But now another thundering "rap ; at the door, and the arrival oi a new party of gueste, excited still more wonder, in the mind of the perplexed farmer; while Mary, although, she endeavored to ap pear at her ease, cast many an anxious glance toward her father. ' fijill more arrivals; the old kitchen was rapidly filling with -guests. Mrs. Brown was by her husband's side and whispered an encouraging; word in his ear.. - "Never mind, husband. It must be one of those parties.. We will make the best of it. I can warmup the parlor In an instant. ' ' " .'' ir : ; "You will do no such thing, wife. I will manage this affair." And the farmer planted his foot on the floor in that determined manner, which long ex perience had taught" her not to oppose. , "I can do nothing 'with him," she whispered to ..her daughter.. "But do not be discouraged, perhaps he will take it quietly enough." ' And quiet enough the farmer seemed, to be sure; for "he had relighted his pipe, reseated himself in his arm-chair, and was puffing away with an air of the ut most indifference. Meanwhile fresh guests arrived, and the preparation's for the evening's entertainment went on. ; At length the fiddler, who was seated in an obscure corner of the room, com menced tuning his instrument for the occasion The Bound seemed to rouse the farmer to action. Taking the pipe from his mouth; he said in a voice loud enough to ensue the attention of his au ditors: ' ' : J ' - : " "You are Tieartily' welcome, good neighbors: !! I suppose you have been on some sleigh -hiding frolic, and have given iis a call on yout return. ' "Draw up to the fire as many of you as" can find room, and warm yourselves before you go home. And stop that scraping, Simeon, he con tinued turning to the fiddler. "Your services are. over for the evening, I pre sume." " ; :-' ' " -" "By no means, my good neighbor, re plied one of the boldest of the guests. On the contrary they have just begun. You mnst know this is no - sleigh -riding frolicj but simply a' merry party to be held at your house, with your permis sion."'' ' ' '' " ; ' ; '"But my permission has not been given," was the blunt reply, "and to my knowledge, you are not invited guests. I have no objections to a party when I choose to give one; but every man's house is his : own castle. That's my motto, neighbors. No offense I hope." There was a general silence. -Many a merry party had been held in the village without the' consent of those upon whom they had intruded, but none aryatWtheir openly expressed wishes. In vain Mrs. Brown and Mary uttered their whispered remonstrances. The farmer was im movable,' and at lengthy by general con sent, another place of assembly was 1 de cided upon, and the company vacated the inhospitable mansion. -." . The farmer's dreams were undisturbed, in spite of sundry expressions of cha grin from his wife, and a burst of tears from. Mi mortified daughter and for many days no allusion was made to the intended surprise party. ' ' ' '5 Christmas had passed with all its happy and mournful memories, and the last day of the year was rapidly approaching, when Mrs. Brown und Mary were startled by a sudden announcement from the farmer, that if they liked to gd to a sur prise party of his getting up, they might hold themselves m readiness the follow ing evening.. "A surprise party of your getting up? Why husband!" was the involuntary ex clamation of the astonished wife, while Mary, though silent, looked at him with equal wonder. ' "Certainly; what is there remarkable in that? ' Cannot I get up a party a& well as any other person? ' ' " "JNo doubt you can, lather; but you call it a surprise party. That is what astonishes us." .-' - - "I call it by its right name, Polly, or Molly, if you like it better. It is none of your new-fangled surprises where peo ple take possession of your house and all it contains, but pa real old-iashioned, pleasant way of doing a kindly turn to a neighbor. It is a sort of donation visit (none ot your beggarly ones) to poor William Jones and his family. They have been under a cloud for the last few months, and it is time that their neigh bors tried to help them to a ray of sun shine. With their ; loss by fire, and Jones' Jong sickness and inability to work, they ' must be poorly provided for this winter." ' ' But the party, husband, tell us about that,1 ' interrupted Mrs. Brown,- who, though heartily sympathizing with the sorrows of her neighbors, had a little womanly curiosity to hear more of the proposed entertainment. . "Ay, the party. ' 1 hat is all arranged. I have seen all the neighbors, and they all enter into it, heart and hand. A cor dial reception I meet with wherever I went, in spite of your prognostications, good wne, concerning the onease which I must have given the other evening. Twelve well-loaded sleighs will start from our door at 7 o'clock on he even ing of the last day of the yearready to take up their line of march for. William Jones', and it will not be our fait if his cellar is not well filled with m ample stock of fruit and vegetables, his shed with wood, and himself and his family wen suppiiea wrtn winier cioxnmg Detore the new year dawns. But, on second thought,' wife," continued the" farmer, "I believe you cannot join in our frolic. Molly may go, but you a word in your ear." And the farmer drew the good dame aside, and communicated, some thing in a whisper which called from her several expressions of gratification and applause. - - - ' ,-;.. . A dark cloud had indeed hung for many months over the household of Walham J ones. -One misfortune had brought another in its train, until the desponding husband and father had al most ceased to hope for a- ray of sun shine, and on the last evening of the un happy year, feeble in body, dispirited in mind, he. sat. gazing upon his helpless family, while the heavy sighs wich oc casionally burst from his oppressed heart, plainly told of the anguish within. With affectionate sympathy hia wife bent over mm; "Do you suffer more pain than usual this evening, dear William? she asked I had hoped that you were really bet ter, i .- "And so I am better in bodily health, my dear wife,". was the reply; "but on this last night of the year, sad thoughts will crowd , upon my. mind. How brightly, dawned the new year's morn thickly around us, and now what have we to look forward to! The little that We have remaining will be insufficient to furnish food for ourselves" and our poor babes, and many long weeks must elapse before I can resume my old employ ment." "But what a blessing to think that health is surely, though slowly return ing, William. Ah, we cannot be too thankful. What are poverty and suffer ing while you are spared to us?" The husband's reply was prevented by the merry jingle of the bells, as the first sleigh drove up to the door, and a mo ment after came the kindly greeting of Farmer Jones. . ..... "Good evening, neighbor. Glad to see you looking a little better. A party of us have called to wish you a happy new year. Rather before the time, to be sure, but you must excuse us,' as it is kindly meant. By the time the farmer had finished his speech, a long line of sleighs had drawn up in the little yard, guest after guest appeared with cheerful and sym pathizing words, which fell like music on the ears of the sick man and hi& hope ful wife. . - The mo9t sensitive Tjride could hardly have taken offense at the quiet, kindly m. n 11 manner m which sned ana ceiiar were nnw filled bv the busv Tartv,! while an other deposited in the neat little kitchen its annronriate share of winter stores, to gether with many a' useful package of dry goods suitable botu lor parents ana children..- 'V "Few words were snoken. but the light which shone on the countenance of Wil liam Jones, and the tears in the eyes of his wife, showed that deeD feelings were at work within, and as the happy party drove trom the door, every ; neari re sponded to the. farmer's exclamation I hat s the ngnt tma oi a party, my rnorl friends. The rear has been an abundant one to us, and now that it is aDout to- ciose, is is wen iu vuj "" command Freely ye have received, freely Once more the farmer's sleigh took the lead. ' As his own dwelling came in sight, he stopped and looked at the merry train, and gave a cordial invita tion to dance out the old year in his ca pacious kitchen. And now the secret cause-of Mrs. Brown's absence was' ex plained; for, dressed in her best, the o-ond ljfdv arneared at the door to wel- o j -xx- j come her guests, while as they entered, the squeak ot the old fiddle belonging to old Simon, as he sent forth its pre liminary notes, might be heard. An ex cellent supper in due season appeared, and merrily was the old year danced out. PROM WASHlSGTOIT. New York, Feb. 1 1 .The Tribune's Washington correspondence' of the 10th says: . . . A personal difficulty happened after the adjournment of the House to-day. As Mr. Hickman .was returning home through the Capitol grounds he was overtaken by "Mr. Edmundson, of Vir ginia, who, upon approaching him, called out, and drew back his hand to strike. Mr. Clingman, who was accidentally passing, slipped up and seized his arm, when Mr. Edmundson struck at Mr. Hickman with , his left hand, knocking off his hat, but doing no other injury. The whole affair was instantaneous, and seemed to surprise Mr. Hickman. Mr. Breckenridge, who came up, took him away, and the scene ended. The alleged provocation for this attack was an insult ing reflection on Virginia, contained in a recent speech of Mr. Hickman, in which he charged that seventeen men and a cow had frightened the State. The Republican Congressional Com mittee for the Presidential campaign de cided unanimously, last night, not to re ceive any portion of the profits of. the House printing, as had been suggested, but to obtain means .by voluntary con tributions, as heretofore, for circulating documents and necessary expenses. . . A company of responsible men are here, and intend to present a proposition to Congress to carry the entire inland mail of the United States for the reve nue that-arises from it, provided the franking, privilege is abolished. ..' , ;" i Waehisotos, Feb. 13. Strong efforts are making to induce the Senate Brown raid "Committee to subpena Gov- Wise before them, to as certain what his grounds were for assert ing that he had reason to believe that people North and West were arraying to march to Virginia and rescue Brown and his companions, and upon which belief he made a great military display at .the execution of hose men. It is said that Governor Wis will be called and the result will be that some startling developmeets 5 will be made, or that the Governor will be exposed in making an unnecessary demonstration for political effect. Which way the scales will turn is a subject of considerable speculation. Life Without Love. ' , , We sometimes meet with men who seem to think any indulgence in an af fectionate reeling is weakness. They will return from a journey, and greet their families with a distant dignity, and move among their children with the cold and lofty splendor of an iceberg, surrounded by its broken fragments. There is hardly a more unnatural sight on earth than one of those families without a heart. A father" had better extinguish a boy's eyes than take away his heart. Who that , has experienced the joys of friendship, and values sym pathy and affection, would not rather lose all that is beautiful in nature's scenery, than be robbed of the hidden treasure of his heart? Cherish, then, your heart's best affections. Indulge in the warm and gushing emotions of filial, paternal, and fraternal love. "If there is anybody under . the canister of Heaven that I hate in utter excrescene," says Mrs. Partington, "it is the slanderer going about like a boy con structor circulating his calomely upon honest I01K8. "Let roe have a nound of oysters. my good man, will you?" , "Pound, sir! we don't sell them by weight we sell them by measure. "Then let me have yard." THE WAI OF THE -TRANSGRESSOR IS HARD. During the first wild wanderings of Green, the reformed gambler, he was one of a company of Sabbath rambling boys in Cincinnati, and he gives a lively pic ture of their initiatory steps in villainy, and the biography of each to a tragic death. In some instances abandoned recklessness was brought on by legal severity and undeserved imprisonment. This was particularly the case with one of thm, by the name of Edward Ben nett, i Having saved $40 from his sum mer "wages, earned by driving on the canal,T he sought employment for the winter in Cincinnati, and found it in a "tla-pin alley." This proved to be a bad school and a worse teacher, for his employer borrowed his money, and when he could keep him no longer without paying . something, either borrowed money or wages, he charged the boy with theft;, and by prejury threw him into prisonjVhere he was kept somehow for three months, and when discharged he was, through the influence of the ten pin villain, ordered to leave town in one hour. '' ' --"', ;' - For fear of the j ail he run to the river, jumped in a boat and pushed out, with out even a paddle, in hopes to float any where out of town. He was soon fol lowed by the fisherman" whose boat he had, overtaken and soundly whipped. From that day Bennett was a desperado, bent on revenge. Theft, burglary, rob bery and murder, were among his re solves, all of which he executed. His ten -pin friend was one day found an chored in the river, withhis bowelB cut out. His smaller crimes, for one of which he went to the Penitentiary, were numerous. "' ' "- ' . " When warned by Mr. Green, he would reply that "he had nothing to live" for, 1 nor any desire to live, and if surprised in robbing a house, he should fight to the last, regardless of whether he killed or got killed." In 1833, one night in New Orleans, Mr. Green heard a pistol report, and running into" the street, he found Bennett weltering in his gore, shot down while in the act of robbing a house. When the officers examined the body, they threw down one paper taken from his pocket and Mr. Green picked it up from a pool of blood. It was in pencil mark and was as follows: ' , Kiw Orleans, Jan, 24, 1833; My Dear Heartbroken Mother -Do try and forget one so unworthy as your second eldest child. You speak so kindly in your letter that it makes me sorry that you ever gave me birth, and though I am what the world calls a robber,- and even worse, yet your letter melts me down and my nature for a mo ment seems softened and kind, and I weep as though I had been wrongfully accused, and that uiy greatest and most wilful crime had been in giving my be loved mother so much occasion to weep. You say that I was truly an innocent and unsuspecting boy, and ignorant of the sins ot the world, when I first com mented to work at that ten pin alley in Cincinnati. But in the proprietor of that den 1 tound a villain a terrible vil lain who robbed me of my earnings and by base perjury effected my ruin. In the Cincinnati prison to which, with the aid and connivance of the authori ties of that city, his perjury consigned me, I was taught the use of cards, and to respect and emulate the deeds ;of bad men. -Yes, my dear mother, that caused my'ruinl but the man who swore falsely against me will do it no more forever. He is gone from earth and he went with out my forgiveness. ' My dear mother, this is the last letter I shall over write to any of my blood re lation, louaskme to say something of my health. - It is good, but. I have a presentiment that 1 shall soon die. -Death has no terrors for me, for while I live I am an outlaw, and why should I wish to continue in an existence so mis erable, while I am denied even the priv ilege of visiting my mother under pen alty of imprisonment or death. If I could pray I would offer a prayer that you might be comforted in forgetting me. But for me to pray would be sacrilege indeed! Farwell, my dear mother! Farewell, my dear brothers and sisters! Forgive and forget your unworthy son- and brother. -. Edward BennetiV ' A CHAPTER OJ BACHELORS. I hate bachelors! There's a bold, un-r quallified assertion right in the teeth of every bachelor living.' Did ever any body see such a cross, selhsh, surly set as theyare? Why, I never put my foot into a passenger car, mat i can t tell, at the very first glance around me, who are bachelors and who are not. You can read it in their faces; and their actions show it plainly enough. " A married man resigns his scat smillingly, if the car is crowded; but, ye gods! if a bachelor has to get up to give a lady his seat, such a look as she gets, and such a time as he has grumbling about "hoops taking so much room, as if it was any of his busi ness how much room they take, and as if passenger railway cars were not in tended to accommodate hoops as well as the dear creatures who "occupy" them'. Married men are always more polite, be causebecause they have wives to teach them ahem! Can't I tell when a man is going home to a pretty, cherry lipped wife, and when he isn't? To be sure I can. i I never go to the theater, that, look ing down into the parquette, I don't see whole rows of gloomy visaged bachelors, who come there to pass away the time because they haven't wives and babies to keep them at home, and they don't know whattodo with themselves. Poor fellows! how I pity them!. If they were all like Ike Marvel bless his dear old bachelor heart! we might tolerate them; but save me from them as they are! - I habitually make for the other side of the walk whenever I see one of the tribe coming, for I had rather encounter a score of married men than one gloomy, sour visaged old bachelor. Out upon old bachelors! Courtship and marriage to every mother's son of them. ANiViE TREVOR. Vg,Ohio since her admission as a State in 1802, has been represented in the U. S. Senate by twenty-one different persons, seven of whom have also served her m the capacity of liBvernorj Lorn-sio. deuce IllinoU State Journal. ' JEXCif IKO AFFAIR 1H CHURCHY ;. Sumner, III., Feb. 6, 1860. A very singular affair occurred in this place yesterday,' the particulars of which I hasten to give you. x or some weeks past a great religious revival has been in progress in our midst, services having been held every day and evening for about two weeks, and, as might readily be supposed, an excitement was created, and many "hardened" sinners joined the Church (New-lights.) On yesterday morning during divine service, which began at 10J o'clock, when the house was crowded, and the preacher in the middle of his discourse, a young man named Win.JBarlow, seated in the congregation, attempted to com mit suicide by cutting his throat with a pocket-knife. He first cut the princi pal artery in each arm, and then in flicted a horrible gash in the throat, aiming no doubt to cut the jugular vein, but not knowing its precise location missed it. When first -discovered he was Been holding his head in his left hand, while the blood was : trickling down the side of his neck and arms. When asked about it,, he insisted that nothing was the matter, and requested to be let alone. ' He was carried out and soon fainted. ' ' On being restored to consciousness,' he called for his knife, saying, "I will soon finish it." ; The unfortunate man assigned no rea son for his rash act. But the general impression is!that he was laboring under a ht or insanity, or more probably, re ligious excitement. Your correspond ent had a long conversation with him the evening before, and was with him until a late hour, during which time he showed no signs of mental ' derangement. He had been in Sumner but about a year, and was doing a good business at his calling, (plastering.) " . . . : Mr. Barlow is about twenty -two years of age, a strictly temperate man, and much respected by those who know him. At present, his physicians think there is a possibility of his recovering,: but if he should, it will be regarded as almost a miracle. As may be expected, this scene threw the congregation into confusion, and the remainder- of the morning service was omitted. Sectional Hatred. It is the frequent assertion by some of our Administration papers, that the Free States are inflamed with a violent hatred of the people of the South. On this point the N. Y. Evening Post well re marks: "" "The evidences of hatred are all on the other side. Here in the free States the Southern citizen travels unmolested, comes and goes at pleasure and without danger, expresses his opinions with free dom, declaims in favor of slavery, and is quietly allowed to convert as many as he can to the doctrine that it is a benign and beneficent institution. : He is not mobbed for this; nobody suggests a coat of tar and feathers, or suggests an air ing on a rail, as a remedy for his case; no vigilance committee waits upon him to bid him leave the State within twenty four hours. - Everywhere he meets tol eration, good nature and hospitality. .Let a man go from the tree fetates to the South, and he is treated as Powers and Dr. Case were treated; he meets the cat-o'nine-tails; he encounters men Teady for him with buckets of tar and bags of feathers; . or he is suddenly ejected from the State with the hint that if he remains beyond 24 hours he remains at the peril of his life." - -' ! A Man Arrested for Marrying Eleven - - itch. . .. .. 1. . A jFreeport (111.,) correspondent of the Chicago Journal, states that a man named Travis, alias Ferguson, alias Hoyt, alias Waddam, is now in the Boone County jail, charged with various delin quencies, the principal, of which is po lygamy, for which there are at least, ten counts against him. Passing himself off as a rich Lahtornian, he married a young lady in bouth-western Wisconsin, and a second in Jo Daviess county, Illinois. In another town in the same county, he won and wooed, a. widow, but was de tected in numerous swindling games, and arrested. Since he has been taken into custody, it has been ascertained that he was formerly an inmate of the Illinois State Prison, where he had been confined for larceny, and , that including those above mentioned, he has within the last few months married and then robbed of their money and jewels, no less than eleven credulous young ladies and foolish widows;. .. : . - - An Intereeting Widow. A Yankee editor noticing the decease of a rich subscriber, observes that, he had died regretted by a numerous circle of friends,' and leaving a widow as dis consolate as any widow need be who has obtained the uncontrolled possession of twenty thousand dollars per. annum." Above twenty young men have sent let ters of condolence to' her. . ' m&.General Zaremba had a very long Polish name. The King having heard of it, one day asked him, good-humor- edly, "Pray, Zaremba, what is your namer lhe General repeated to him the whole name. "Why," said the King, "the devil himself ., never had such a name." "I should presume not, sir," replied the General; "he was no relation of mine." '.. ' Swallowed a Hole The other day, Jimmy, four years old, found one of those bone-rimmed circles which, I believe, ladies call eyelets, and, while playing in the garden, swallowed it. ; We were in the house busily en gaged with a work on entomology, when Jimmy ran in, with mouth wide open and eyes distended to their utmost ca pacity. - His mother caught him by the arms, and trembling with that. deep anx iety which only a mother can feel, in quired . ; . "What is the matter?" What has happened?" ; '.-.. - "Water!" gasped little Jimmy, nearly scared to death. It was brought him, when, after drink ing copiously, he exclaimed - "Oh mother, I swallowed a hole!" Swallowed a hole, Jimmy?" I " Yes, mother, swallowed a hole, with a piec of ivory rrJund it" CONGRESSIONAL.. i --'. WsHmGTtm,Feb. 11. House. Mr. Worrell presented the memorial of Wm. A. Howard, of Michi gan, contesting Mr. Cooper's seat. - r Mr. Sherman, from the Committee on Ways and Means,' reported back, the Post-office Appropriation Bill, where upon the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the subject. Mr. Grow in the Chair. . ; n Mr. Sherman said the Senate amend ment providing for the printing of the Post-office blanks, by contract, was one which ought to be adopted in an inde pendent law, and all the members of the Committee of Ways and Means were in favor of such legislation, but they were opposed to its incorporation in an appro priation bill; rto carry out an existing law, no new legislation should be inserted therein.- Such a practice -had been growing up for a few years past, and the committee wanted to put a stop to it; he would, therefore,' recommend that the House concur in the amendment. Mr". Phslpft fi&ld that Mr. Sherman had correctly stated the opinion of the Com mittee, but he differed from its action, and was willing to concur in the amend ment under pretest.' It was a measure of reform, and seventy per cent, would be saved by it to the Government. -. Mr. Millson opposed the amendment abolishing the franking privilege. "J. : Mr. Cobb advocated the giving out of the printing of the Post Office blanks by contract. 5 ' - t ;. Mr. Florence said that it wob a mis take that seventy per cent, would .be saved, but about thirty would be. - - JUr. tobb replied that that was worm . "WW 1 1 . l.l-' l.l.l?' savintr. xie also advocated tne aooiuion of the franking privilege. la good in the system was not equal to the evils. - Mr. Stanton expressed himself favora ble to the abolition of the franking privi lege, and relative to giving the printing of Post Office blanks to the lowest bid der, when the Committee rose. .No def inite action on the bill was taken. '. ;. WAMiMa-raft, Feb. IS, I860., HousE.--While the House had under consideration, the- election of Printer, proceedings were interrupted by a mes sage from the Senate announcing, the death ot Mr. Broderick. , ... Mr. Burnett delivered an eulogy, say ing that Mr. Broderick'a memory would long be cherished by.the people of Cali fornia. . ' ..v.. - " .J . , :; Mr. Haskin gave the eventful and ro mantic . history of his friend, believing his career would serve as a' glorious precedent for the poor and humble, who have only the wealth of intellect to com mand. They were schoolboys together. Mr. Haskin said in the course of his eulogy , that Mr. Broderick won the ad miration of his friends and, the. respect, of his enemies for .his . energy of char acter, integrity "and fidelity to his friends. ; Mr. Broderick had no superior. . Mr. Hickman spoke of Mr.. Broderick ) aa God's instrument for mighty spur-; posesi ; Those that thought less than a philosopher, never knew his every nerve j was exerted to dignify labor. It might be said that there was but one Broderick ; to walk the earth.. He was just and 1 generous, gifted and noble, pure and pa triotic. He raised .poverty into rank, provingthe legitimacy of its blood.; His fame will be as enduring as the record of public virtue. .-?. . :'-. . i ; . Mr. Stout paid a tribute of respect to his friend.; - '- ;. ., Mr. Burlingamc. spoke of his friend as a Democrat without being a dema gogue, who loved the , people but never betrayed them, and after they discov ered these traits of character he won their regard. He had an indomitable energy under the power of which party names and party discipline disappeared. . Men forgot they were Democrats or Be-. publicans, but called themselves Brod erick men. Scornful of corruption and tyranny in the grandeur and purity . of his public and private life, he saw: the very point-which made him the advo cate of the people's rights. t Mr.. Morris, of 111., spoke of Mr. Brod erick, as raising himself to eminence by his own energy of character- What had he done that he should die by the hand of violence? . If he had been less inde pendent he would have been ; a living man to-day. ': He was a moral hero and alike scorned the smiles of corruption and power, calling things by their right names. No Senator in so short a time ever acquired . so wide-spread fame. When the roll of California statesmen shall be called on .the judgment day and Broderick is inquired, for, more than one voice will reach, the ear of Jehovah say7 ing, "Am I my brother!? keeper?' r Resolutions of respect were adopted, and the House adjourned. Senate. The Senate met at 1 o'clock. No preliminary business of moment was transacted.. . - i Mr. Haup, in conformity to the prac tice of the Senate, had the melancholy duty to announce the death ot David C. Broderick, late benator trom California, who died in Sah Francisco, Sept. 16tb. He fell iu a conflict engendered by a po? litical contest. He was born in Wash ington a little over forty years from the time . of his death. , His father . was a stone-cutter, but a respected partisan and citizen. He moved early in his life to New York, where his father soon died; his mother and brother soon . followed, and David was leftiloue. He rose to a distinguished position inNew York.; He went to California an early pioneer, where he gained popularity and was elected to the State Senate and the President of that body. He had with laudable energy carved out his own fu ture, i Mr. Haun paid an eloquent trib ute to his memory. . . . Mr. Crittenden followed. He spoke ja V 1 a ot jvir. JtirooericK a personal character istics, his boldness, frankness, honcoty, and manly qualities. May he . rest in peace. Mr. Seward referred to the expansion of the country to the - Pacific, Mr. Broderick was the organizer of Ameri can society in California. He possessed neither birth, education, fortune, or any other prestige. When he (Seward) heard of his death, he experienced more than ordinary sorrow. He reirretted that Ka had been prematurely cut off in a life of usefulness, and eulogized him as a friend and an honest public servant. Mr. Foeter made some brief allusion to the virtues of the deceased. ' He re- " -ferred to the manner of his death: wiifc 1 a "view of1 considering wha icfioif' if ' necessary ott tie part of the Senate, and . delivered a hotfiily against duelling, as a crime at common law. The question was, should the Senate pay a tribute to '' a man who had wilfully risked hit life in violation of the laws of Ged and man.- For one,: whatever respect he mrg&thavrf ' for the deceased, he eould iiot. vote Tot the resolutions of respect." 4 ' Mr. Foote, in behalf of HrtVade, ' who was detained from his seat by indiB- ' position, pronounced a brief eulogy or .-; the deceased, in which he lauded him a an honest and incorruptible m, amt. added his own concurrence Iff these sea timehts '.--. ?;-; -n;.;. Mr. Toombs said he found the de- -ceased honest, Isold and truthful And one of the best specimens of self-made Anier icans. He trusted him as a faithful and honest adversary. He fell in an honor- able combat in defense of his honor; he- could not have died more nobly -Htf gave hia hearty concurrence to the reso-? lutions. The usual . rescjfuttoha we're adopted, and. the Senate adjourned. : . BATARDITATLOR) AliO THEITtfCXS CHKISTIAA'S'OF TIRUIHIA. . . ... MR.rnOWI80N Tft MR.TAYj,OBj ..--t;' .... , RirmtoaB, V. jjas. 23, IW, v 'Bayard jbyhr, EtgDeaiStr: ''lie'' ' gret'toaay thatjreasons, the full force of which had not developed itself when I last wrote to you, compel me to , with' draw the invitation heretofore given yo to deliver lectures before. the Yonng.' Men's Christian Association of this city. Believing" that you T would prefer ; that those reasons should be candidljr -stated to ?you, I shall briefly do jw. They are: - '. , ," ; I. Your connection with the Tribune ' newspaper, which has done more thaff " any paper in our eountry to - diffuse the' -Abolition sentiments and - principles .i which ledjto the assault of the; murderer ,.i and robber, John Brown, upon- Tirginia, ; II.' The skeptical character of certain, parti of your lecture oh Humboldt, whfeft ; indicate that you do not fully believe the i Divine Inspiration and authority of the Sacred Scriptures a belief firmly held by Christians of the Southern, States'-V and which they consider an indispensa Die ealeguard against Abolitionism, i?pir itualism, Free Loveism, and all the other ' forms of fanaticism, bo prevalent in the. , North. . V J -.' " ' -. ;, , ; While such objection exist in" the '" mind of our community, I cannot eup' pose it would be agreeable to you to visit Your, letters .to. me have been very .. courteous, and have indicated a willing- t ness to jrratify us, for which "I beg you x will accept our thanks. Kv 'rf n.. t -.Very respectfully and truly your? ; ,v ; B. R. HQWISON, Chairma;:r j'i; a. Taylor's tiipt: ; i- ''''-'.. ,. ' ; ' Ixi4i4for.i, Fob. S, lPW, ' R li. HoiriicmJZq. Sin Your let- ' ter pf the 23d ult ha3 teen -forward to , me. ... .; .... J'J - . 1 acknowledge yotlr cahdBf, ttocgh I might naturally have looked vit m more courteous expression of it. v V;H .--;rr My literary connection with the isew ' . Yorkj Tribune is of twelve years- stand- ; ing. - It is litdicated in most ot ray pubt lished wofts, and so well known to iWe r who know anythintr of my history", that ' I ean scarcely conceive you were ignor ant of it. 1 1 have visited the Southern States, as an . avowed correspondent ofr that paper, having lectured in Kentucky and Virginia, and received cordial iavi tatmna trom JNashvillc, - Memphis,. Au gusta and Savannah. Hence, I eoniid- .- -ered Jout own letter of invitation aa" -another . evidence that, however poI lticians might differ, there was no "'pec tionalism" in the world - of -Literature and Art, aBd even made, arrangenfents to lecture before yottr cociety, at ome inconvenience to myself. It was a pleae- ' ant reflection that, while my friend, John R. Thompson, Esq.5 of your city, was receivinjr in our LitcrarJ Assoeia-: tions of the North that respect to which: his talents entitle him, I, a NbHhern author, should, at the same time, appear beforef a Richmond ' audience. " I have heretofore supposed it 'possible that7 1' might privately hold the opinions of" Washinerton and Jefferson one. the sub ject of Slavery, yet-r-so long as I should iw j(UAincijr express tnose opinions De sure of respectful treatment in the State " which gave those great men' te our com-- mon country? ; ,.,c: ; .-' ; t j,.-. lou speak of my lecture on Hum bolt with so much assurance, that J presume, you must have heard it. I cannot eup- . pose that yon, the president of on nsso- ciation which claims te be pretmifiently5 Christian, would make so grate a chargd against any one from hearsay r . imper fect knowledge. You How, therefore, that the only points in that lecture' which have any reference to religion are these: I defend Humboldt, from th charge of infidelity, stating 'my belief that a deep religious feeling formed th basis of his character, and, furthermore v A dissent trom tne assertion ot a Tew oaf row-minded ..theologians, .that si-im-4 is necessarily atheistic in its tendenciaar I confess to a profound astonishment that you should consider such r opinion an evidence of "scepticism," indicating a want of belief in "the divine . inrpira tion a ni authority of the Sacred Scrip tures." If tho belief that Humboldt was not an infidel makes me onej by the' same logid, if I believe you to be an in- hdel, 1 prove myself a Christian; : - i . In cottcluBion, let me say that I have traveled in all the principal portiona oi the earth -that I know all forms of eov- orument and'iill religious creeds, from personal observation ana ewdy; but that nowhere, in any of the lands or races most bitterly hostile, to Republicanism and Christianity, have I ever been sub jected, to a narrower or more insulting censorship.. .' . , Yours, for free thought aad.'enlight ened ChriBtianity, :" ''.'. ,e BAYARD TAYLOR : J: '.' 1 : .. ', j.j .'i", '--I'. , Th llwapaper. ,. .'"' Th follies, vicesj and conseqnet eriea of multitudes, displayed in a qcwp paper, are so many bomipatToni ad. warnings; bo many beacons, continually burning to turn other froni tha -rocks 1. r 1 .1 .. m ' ,.: - A on wuicn. mey nave Been trmrtek4. . i - r lit ill si Ji . m '.Y y.-twv..-',IW.'