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VOlitiit MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO,' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 18Ga . - "' -...'. ..'.,- NUMBER a
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
- 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
"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
"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
"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
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
"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.
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
"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
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
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
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
As may be expected, this scene threw
the congregation into confusion, and the
remainder- of the morning service was
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
"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"
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
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.
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