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Fur the National Bra LOMtilUQM. BY HiHKV BRAKE. I. Will it be t'rus, frkt-n in *n eurlbly KrttVe Those forms of uuillumincd clay shall lie, Thai our unthrulled souls shall walk fur aye, Within the City of tbe tlolden ^ave, With golden harps, and shiuing crowns, and .shining raiment, l.r^ve ? II. Aud trim, tbat while our outworn bodies rest Iu tbo dt up, grateful silence of thu toiub, Then, in I bo heavenly light that knows no glooui. We shall forgot tbo woes I hut hero opprost, And dwell forevor mar the throne of Hod, supreme ly blent ? III. Ab ! tbeu 'twero not a joyless doom tu die; Tbo grave's dark poital weie no longer dark, If thus iu blent release frout care aud cark, Wbile the dead body mouldering low should lie, Thu spirit, freed, should lave itsolf in God's pure light on high IV. Tben let me die ; fain would I strive no more To make this cold, ungetiial world my home ; For 'mid its witcheries, as I careless roam, Btill seem I " idfy standing on a shore, Toying with shells," while Time's vast sea is sound ing ?rortnore. The world hath yitlded yet no goblet brimmed With perfect joy, to fill uiy soul's floroo craving; Mo fountain's freshness my worn fraiue o'er-laving, No song by earth's divinest warblers hymned, Nor stouo ensculpturod grace, nor beauty canvass limned, VI. Has power to charm me from my soul's deep sadness; Nor Nature litis the burden fioin my heart, Nor Nature's out goiug mimic, splondid Art, Nor llopo, Nor Love, can win unclouded gladno.ss, Frout this vague, endless lack, that frets the foul to madness. VII Yea, let me die ; for in my heart up springs A fount whero high aspirings have swift birth, Seeking fruition not in toys of Earth, But laying leehle grasp on loftier things Thau yet the stateliest muse of Earth-born Poet sing*. MITTIE, TBS BUND CHILD. flV MAKY 1RVINO. Did you evor thank Clod for your eyes, dear children ? Th<*e two bright, (dear, happy eye?, tbat He has given to driuk in the ploaeanteun thine, the beauty of the (lowers, the glory of the rainbow, and the sweetnem of your dear mother'* smile ! Listen, now, to the story of a child to whc.oi He never gave eyes tb look upon any of these beautiful things. It was on a sunshiny morning?somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic wean?that a gentleman, whom teasiokuesH had imprisoned iu his state-room siuoe the first roll of tbo ship, took courage, from a cup of coffee and the calmness of the sea, to erawi upon deck. Ah be stood at the head of tbe narrow stairway, clutching a rope tu suiport his tottering steps, he heard a glad child's laugh. Looking up, he Haw a little girl, about live years old, quite at her ease, uu the turniug and rolling floor, try ing to "jump rope'' with a knotted end of ship rigging, wbiuh had been given her by an,old sailor. Tbe brisk breeze had brightened her cheeks, aud curled her flowing hair in no very orderly manner. Mr. L. thought of his own little daughter over the ocean, and his eyes filed. ? '*Come to me, my dear! " be kindly called, reaching his baud towards the child. She Htoppfd her play, looked up, as though half frightened, half astonished; and tben be gan carefully to creep toward the outstretched hand. He lifted her to hit lap, and kissed her coral lips.' " Whose little girl are you?'1 he inquired. * I'm nobody's little girl,'' kIio replied, in a touching tone " Only (sod takes care of me? and sometime* Captain I ." "How, white is your mamma?" " Mamma is in nurrampooter; I'm not her little girl any more ?here a tear rolled down her obeek "I'm going to New York," she said, " to lie uncle's little girl. Rut New York is a great way off, isn't it, sir ? " " Not a very long way, toy child?you will aooo see your uncle." " 1 can't net, sir," she said, softly. Mr. L. startled, and looked down into those bright, dark, intelligent eyes. Alas! it wns too true! they were darkened windows, through wl#eh the soul cauld never look ! 'Mittie! hey, Mittie!" called a bluff voice, as the oaptain's varnished hat appeared from behind the mast " Kb, birdie, what new nest have yon found ? " With a start and a hound, Mittie jumped into his rough arms, and laid her cheek upon the itboulder of bin shagpy coat sleeve. "So-ho, shipmate/' continued the captain, addrfi<*irg Mr. L, "you are aloft at last Nothing like a stiff noi'w outer for taking th? starch out of your landstolk." And he laughed " But this little girl, Captain I , how hap pens she to lie alone ou the wide world of waters ? " "Can't say," lOturned tbe captain, with a dubious shake of bis shining hat. " She's a ?tray waif that I picked up on the Liverpool docks. Don't know her belongings; she was labelled for New York, it seems. Her name? what's the balance of it, sea-bird ? " he asked. ''Mittie Wythe Hamilton," lisped the child, who had already found her way hank to her hit of rope, and sat against tbo ship's railing, tossing up hands at every new dash uf spray. " I wm named for I'mde Wythe, and be told mamma to send me.'' Her fane oloudrd for an instant, (hen brightened again in the sunshine " Poor blind pet! so far as I can make out her story from ono thing and another, she is the child of missionaries in India I'oor creatures, they eonld not bring her oyer themselves, and I dare say she was getting no good in that heathenish land *. so it seems tbey put her in charge of an English lady, name I re forgotten, who set nut to join her husband somewhere in Canada. But she wakened and died before the barque Sally reached Kngland. and the poor thing wa? left friendless and helpless YVhst tbe eaptain and mate of the Sally were think ing of, I don't know ; hut they put the ahild on dry land, with the balance of the passengers, aoid set sail without so much as looking up a New York packet Alone in Liverpool?and it's no place f ?r a blind child, sir, to say noth ing of one that's got eye*?I found her, ainu ?tag herself pretty mneb as yon see her now, with bit* of ehi|?, at the corner of a ship yard' How die creature had lived, I can't my! I'll believe after this, nhipmate, there's God in the ?ky, who, as she says, keeps watch over chil dren; if He don't over us grown-up ainnersl It seams she had never wanted for a berth nor ? mess 'I want to jro to New York,' she would my to ewery stranger wbo stxike to her. I couldn't have left the little thing?bnt I don't know where I'm taking her, If I can't anchor Imt safely, I'll keep her fur first mate of the Down; hey, sea-bird ? " *? What could you do with her in that terrible storm off Capo Clear1 1 shudder to recollect that night!" ' W?l, sir, while you weie lying flat on yonr hack, and the rest uf us were hiirryinf, haul ing and palling hither and thither, working for dear lit* *g*in*t tbe winds and waver, the pret ty creator? was rolling about the cabin flour, clapping her hande ae though ?ho were in an tipple-tree owing, and found it capital fun! Wheu I tumbled down to my looker for five minutes' rest, I found her on her knees, iu her little night wrapper, faying, 'Our Father,' and I felt sure no storm would sink the ship with her on it! " Poor mother of Mittie! how her heart was wrung attending her blind, trusting child trom her arms! But her brother in America had written, telling her that he would provide for Mittie, poor sightless Mittie, who could loarn little in that uncivilised land. So, with mony loarn and prayers, that missionary mother had packed her Mittie's Hmall truuk, and placed her in the oaie of a friend?the Fnglish lady l>efore mentioned?to be transported to our country. What but a mother's prayer guard ed the' helpless darling in her lonely wander On arriving at New York, Captain I and Mr. ?? made inquiry everywhere for Mr. Wythe. Directories were searched, streets ran sacked, and que?tiona repeated hundreds of times, to no pur pone. No relative of the poor blind Mittie oould be found. ?' Leave her with me, captain," said Mr. . " 1 urn soon to return to London, but, before sailing, 1 will place her in an asylum for the blind, and seo that she is comfortably cared for.'' Instead, however, of plaoing Mittie in the State Asylum of New York, her friend took her to a Southern oity, where he had business connections, and left her in one of thee lieau tiful retreats, which nature and art have com bined to adorn for those whose eyes tell not night from day, nor beauty from deformity. Kind voices welcomed the little stranger, but they wore voices she had never heard, nor hoped to hear. For the first time since she sobbed good-by on her mother's lap, her hope and faith faltered. She felt that she was alone iu tho world, and she soqgbt out a corner to cny. Had the superintendent particularly in terested himself in the child, ho would have found out her history, and probably have nought somo communication with her parents. But setting down hor name as a charity schol ar, he forgot that Khe wus not an orphan. And Mr. L 1 His sympathies had been strongly enlisted, and ho really intended to find out the mystery. But he was a man of the j world, and immersed in its busy oares Having pluccd a sum of money for her use in the hand* of the director, with permission to apply to him in any emergency, ho returned to his Foolish home?and only remembered tho blind child of the voyage at moments when his own laughing Carrie climbod into his lap. One among a hundred children, Mittie was well educated in all that tho blind can learn She was taught how to read the Bible, from which her mother had read to her, by passing her small fingers over the curiously-raised let ters She learned to sew, to braid, and to write?strange thoughts that; young head used to frame, for that unsteady baud to jot down in its crooked wanderings over the paper. She j loarned to sing sweet hymns of her school ; mates, and to touch for herself the keys of the I piano, whose melodies had almost made hriV fancy herself in heaven, only that she had been told that in heaven she thould see like other children! Somotimes, in her dreams, she would tind herself on a soft couch, with strange f*r fumes and sounds about her, and would feel warm tears dropping, one by one, on her fore head, while a dear arm pres-ed her closely. " Mother! dear mother !" Mittie would cry, and wake?to find no mother. Years had pasted?when again a ship was nearing the forests of masts in New York har bor. On the deok sat a palo lady, in deep | mourning, with traces of tears upon her obeeks. Her children clung about her, with wonder in their faoee. / Ob, beautiful America! the Amerioa you have i-o often told ua about," cried a sweet voiced girl of twelve. " Mamma, does it look as it did when you went away ? " '? Mamma, did you live in any of thoee great houses ? " "Ma, ma! plenty Pagodas here!" chimed in the youngest boy, whose eye had taken in the numerous church spires. All spoke at once, but the mother answered neither. Her heart was too full. -She had gone from that shore, a happy bride, and hopeful; she was re turning, a widow, broken in health and spirit*, to place ber children with her relatives, and then, Os she believed, to lay her bones in the tomb of hor kindred. One hope only made her heart bound, and her palo chock grew paler, us ?he looked on that shore of her nativity, for the first time in twenty years. " Oh. (2nd! could I ice all my children 1* fore I die !" she faltered. 1 pass over the scene of her landing, and welcome to the house of her brother. 1 will not stop to tell you how many wonders the In dian-born childnn found in American oity cus toms and sights; for I must hasten to the end of my story. " It is impossible, sister," mid her brother to the pale lady, one morning, in answer to some expression ' The child could never have reached this country. We never, as yon know, have traced her farther than England, and if she had been brought hore, she coold not have failed to find me, or 1 her.1' The widow sighed. "God's will be done! " she murmured. " But it is hard to feel that my little helpless innooent?my eldest born? was sent from me to perish alone. Often 1 feel as if it could not be?ss if she were yet alive, and I should find her at some day." Providentially, as it proved, the mother was led to search the catalogues of various institu tions for the blind, long in vain. At length, she obtained a circular from a distant city, nnd glanced over it indifferently, so often had she been disappointed. Her heart sprung to her lips as she suw the namo " Mot* W. 'Ham ilton." '-Brother!'* sho gasped, extending the paper to him. 1 He looked, and shook his head. u I'm afraid yon are expecting too mnch, my poor sister Matilda was your darling's name; and then, how should she stray to that corner of the United States?'' But the mother's hope was stronger than ber fears. She soaroely ate or slept, weak though she was, until she reached the Sonthern oity whose name the catalogue had borne. "Hamilton? Yes, wo have a pupil by that name," replied the bland superintendent, in answer to her first question of trembling eager ness " But she is an orphan, madam." " A re you Bare, sir ? Oh, I must see ber at once i She followed him to the door of a large room, where fifty girls sat, busied with their books and needlework. The huxc of conversa tion died, as they heard the sound of strange footsteps, and a hundred sightless eyes were turned toward the door. Near a table, on which lay a bunch of deli cate straw filaments, sat Mittie Hamilton. She had been braiding a bonnet, bat her fingers had oeated their work, and, buried in a sort of reverie, she was the only one who did not no tioe the entrance of a stranger. ?' Was thero any distinguishing feature, by which you wwild recognise your daughter, my dear madam ?" asked the gentleman. The mother's eye wandered over the group, as though she dreaded the confirmation of her fears to lose her last hope. '? Show me tho child of whom you spoke,' | she faltered " Mete Hamilton"?but he stopped; for, at the lady's firet word, Mittie had sprung from ber position, and, throwing hack the enrfs from ber lace, turned wildly from side to side. " What is that ' " she cried, with outstretch ed arms " That voice?speak again !" " Mittie, my child fu or ed Mm Hamilton, springing to her aide, nod sinkiog, overpowered, upon tier knew. " Mother, oh mother !" and Mittie iell into the arms thai had cradled her in infancy. That was a moment never to be fur gotten . Uncle Wythe Harria (for the mwtuko which hud clouded so many yt are of the lifetime of mother and child was that of Mittie in eub?ti tuting?child that she was?the first name of her uuole for the last) found a pleasant cottage on the banks of the Hudson for his sister and her now happy family. What a loving wel come the dear girls und boys, whom Heaven had blessed with the power of Becing their Bis ter, gave to the wanderer, Mittio. ru>w she comforted her mother's heart, making her for get her groat bereavement?making her even forget to sorrow that she hud a blind ohild, in her joy at leeling that she had another/living dUThe*sunshine of Mittie's girlhood came back to her spirit. The dear blind girl was the joy of the house How oould anybody cherish a fooling of discontent or peevishness, when that glad voioo was pouring out its songs of thank fulness frcm morning until uight! Ob, blind Mittie, never more?happy spirit that she was?mourned that God had not given her oven to see. "He has given mo baor my mother," she once said, "and these precious brothers and sisters, and He will let me see them all in heaveu!"?Little Pilgrim. WASHINGTON, 1). C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1854. PERSONAL CONTROVERSIES IH C0NGRE88 Tho speeoli of Mr. Churohwell, of Tennes see, on the Nebraska bill, as printed in the Globe, represented that Mr. Cullorn, of the same State, on olosing his spoech in opposition to the bill, was congratulated by tho Abolitionists aud Frec-Soilers, by suoli men as Giddings and Campbell of Ohio, aud Geirit Smith of New York ; and further, that four of bis colleagues in the House (Messrs Cullom, Ethoridge, Tay lor, and Bugg,) were found acting with Gid dings aud Campbell and with the Free Soilors against it. The object of Mr. Churohwell was, to raise a prejudice against his colleagues at home, and destroy their political standing. Ho knew that they were no more opposed to Slavery than himself?that they withstood the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, not from any Anti-Sla very considerations, but because they believed it would be a violation of good iaith, en gender fierce sectional discord, and form a pre cedent dangerous to Southern interests; and yet by such representations as the foregoing he intended to make tho impression that they were associated in action and sympathy with Abolitionists, knowiug that if such an impres sion could bo made generally upon their con stituents, it would be fatal to their political prospects. This kind of tactics, bo oommon in politic?, must be abhorrent to every right minded man. To state facts in such a way as to produce a false judgment, and with that intention, is no better in a moral point of view, than to utter deliberately a false statement. To state facts, purposely in suph a way as to arouBC a groundless prejudice against any individual, calculated to injure his lawful interests, politi cal or otherwise, is no better than to utter a deliberate and wilful libel. Suppose, during tho Btruggle to defeat the Nebraska Bill, we had taken great pains to publish that Gerrit Smith did not oaro whether it passed or not, that he had separated from the friends of freedom on that measure, would not unite with them in their protracted efforts to defeat it, and was congratulated by the slaveholders for his oourse?adding, that on many questions h? was found voting with slaveholder*. The rep resentation, in its details, might have boen true, but who does not see how unjust and untrue it would have been in the manner of making it, and its obvious purpose. As to the improMsiou produoed .in many minds, it would have been a lie, to all intents and purposes whatsoever. Men, who appreciate the obliga tions of honor, or rather, what is muoh moro authoritative, Truth and Justioe, can nover re sort to this kind of tactios. M?. Churchwell may not have carefully weighed tbo moral character of his mode of warfare against his colleagues?we are not sitting in judgment upon his motives?we are simply characterising as it deserves, a very common, but not tho less oriminal, mode of ] partisan warfare. Last Monday, as our readers are aware, the correctness of the representations made in the printed speech of Mr. Churchwell, was denied, and a prolix " porsonal explanation, as it is called, followed, in the course of which it was proved that Mr. Churchwell had dealt rather freely in rhetorioal flourishes. Mr. Giddings said he was in Ohio when Mr. Cullom made his speech, of courso did not congratulate him Gerrit Smith, being oallod upon, said that he did not congratulate Mr. Cullom. Mr. Camp bell denied that ho bad oongratulated him, and said that he had purposely avoided it Mr. Matteson, in reply to a question by Mr. Churohwell, said that he was at Utioa, New York, when Mr. Cullom made his speeoh; but if be bad boen present, he would have con gratulated him. Mr. Sage, being named by Mr. Churchwell, as one of the congratulatory told him be was mistaken. After polling sev eral memlws, at last Mr. Morgan, of New York> said?" 1 thank God 1 had the opportunity of congratulating a good and an honest man from the Sooth ! n On the other hand, it was shown that, as soon as Mr. Cullom closed his speeoh, several Southern members came up, and oon gratulated him on the effort, while differing from his position?among them, Mr. Preston of Kentucky, Mr. Snodgrass of Virginia, Gov ernor Aiken of S. C., Mr. Ilee?-e of (?a., Mr. Kerr of N. C., and several members from Tennessee. The troth is, the whole transaction would be ridiculous, but as an illustration of tbo manner in whioh Congress often spends a day, and of the disingsnuous and umcropulous tac tics of Pro-Slavery men. The People of the South ought to know that, with the# exception of five members of tho Hones, the entire delegation from the free States is divided between Whigs and Demo crat*?between Whigs who were supporters of Henry Clay and Gen. Seott for the Presi dency, and Democrats who supported General Pierce. Those fivo members are, Mr. Lyon, of New York, elected as aa independent bar, Mr. Smith, who belong- to the Liberty Party proper, of whioh he has been the Presi dential candidate and Messrs. (liddings, Wade, and De Witt, who are Independent Democrat*, and voted for John P. Halo. Not one of these gentlemen, it seems, congratulated Mr. Cullom on his speech ; but, iu is the custom when a member makes a successful effort, Whigs aud Demoorats, from tho North and the South, went up to Mr. C. after ho had dotted, shook hands with him, some oomplimentiug him for the abil ity be had displayed, some, tor the sentiment* ho bad ottered. And this simple fact Mr. Church well makes the foundation of a grave charge, that his colleague was congratulated on the oooasiou by the Abolitionists and I4 ree-SoilerH of the North! If Mr. Cullom's constituents are to be imposed upon by such nonsense, they should send a fool to represent them. The sequel to this " personal explanation " took plaoe yesterday, in the House. Mr. Churchmrell, who had got the floor by the oour tesy of Mr. Steven#, of Michigan, pointed to some remarks of his oolleague in the Globes whioh he pronouncod infamously false. Mr. Cullom sprang towards him, calling him a lian and at the same moment a pistol was toon in Mr. Churchwell's hand. Before they came in direct personal collision, both were seized by members, the Sergeant-at-Arni?, bearing tho oiace of the House, appeared among them, and order was at last restored. It will be observed that nearly all these per sonal altercations take place Injtween members from tho slave States. The discreditable scene in the Senate, in whioh Messrs. Bell and Toombs figured, is still fresh in our reoolleotions. We remember Bome bitter correspondence, just before tho meeting of the present Congress, the parties to whioh wore, Mr. Toombs, and Colonel Davis, Secretary of War?correspondence in which language was applied and retorted, not com mon among Northern men. In the House, two instances have ocourred of altercation be tween Southern men, in which tho lie out right has been given and returned, without stint or circumlocution; and there are two other instances, in whioh Southern men, with out provocation, indulged in abusive language towards Northern mon, in one of whioh a duel was meditated, but prevented by the usual mode of adjustment. Kven Southern members themselves must admit that they are oftener offenders against parliamentary decorum than Northern men, in their intercourse with eaoh other. And yet we are told that the practioe of duelling is civil iziug in its tendencies, that it cultivates eleva ted ideas of honor, ohivalry, courtesy?that wherever it prevails, gentlemen in their inter-? course with one another are caroful to avoid abusive' and denunciatory language. Certain ly the history of transactions in Congross gives tho lie to this theory. Where members are restrained within the bounds of deoorum, sim ply by the fear of being oalled to an account lor a breach of it, they will study the " oode of honor," to ascertain precisely how far they may violate its spirit, without trespassing upon the letter?and % in the heat of passion, they Bbould so far forget themselves as to inour any danger, they will trust to the officious zeal of considerate friends, always at hand, to bring about an amicable arrangement. How suoh a code, and the practioe under it, can refine human nature, liberalize its views, cultivate its amenities, enlarge its oharitics, subdue its passions, foster tho habit of sell control. and produce that roal kindness of heart, without which thoro can be no genuine courtesy of maQpcr, we aie at a loss to under stand. IMMIGRATION. For a long time, it is well known, the immi gration into the United States was larger from Ireland than any other country. During the years of scarcity in that island, the violent po litical agitations there, and for a period after the restoration of peaoo to its people, that im migration roue to its highest point. But, Ire land is not a hive of nations, like central Ku rope. Recent statistics show that it has so far l>een relieved by immigration, and the intro duction of better modes of cultivation, that we may expect henoeforth a less aooession to oor population from that quarter. On the other hand, as might be expected, in view of the disturbed state of Kurope, (Jerman immi gration is greatly increasing, and now much oxoeeds the Irish, as the following extract from an artiole in the New York Slaatszettung, will show: ? fro, many years the Irish immigration was muoll the largest, until suddenly, from 69,883 in 1851, the tier man immigration increased to 118 126 in 1852, and thus surpesiod the Irish. The following figures show the condition of tho immigration during the last tax years: 1840. 1K50. 1861. Iri?h - ? 212.BH1 11(1,582 li.1.266 German* - ^,705 46,402 M.883 1852. 186't. 1X64, 6 month* Irinh . - 116,537 118,1*4 17,ft4? Wurman* - 118,1211 110,M4 44,248 "The number of immigrants that arrived here doring the month jnst expired, up to tho 24th of May, wa* 36,590, of which 8,f>95 were Irish, and 18,.060 Germans " It is to be regretted that so many of these German immigrants fall into the ranks of a sham Democracy on thoir arrival in this coun try. Unacquainted with the poliUos of tho country, with the great questions that divide it, with the Class Interest that has subjugated what is called the Democratic Party, they are misled by their attachment to the name, no mocracy, into false political associations They suppose that the Democratic Party here is what a Democratic Party is in Kurope?the foe of Despotism and Slavery ??nd all etperienoe shows how hard it is to eradicate this idea from the (Jerman mind. The lateaotion of the sham Demooraey, in repealing the Missouri Compro mise, and throwing open the great West, to the degrading system of slave labor, has done more to open the eyes of our naturalized oitizens of Gefrman origin, than any other political event. Many of them now understand that names in this oountry are not things?that what has been styled the Democratic Party is nothing hot the profligate ally of the Slave Power that its declamation about Freedom is a more rhotorioal flourish, and that it has no more active sympathy with the oppressed millions of Kurope than with tho three millions of slaves of the United States This new light, we trust, will lead to new action . for we can hardly ex peot that men who oome to our country to es oape Tyranny and enjoy Freedom, will permit themselves to be uiied for the propagation of I Slavery. THE HOMESTEAD BILL A few days ainoe, the New York papers con tained telegraphic despatches, announcing that a oaucuH had been held of members of the Senate, favorable to the Homeetead Bill; that they had determined to urge ita* paasag*, and that it would be passed. It ia true, such a caucus was held, and auoh a determination declared ; but it doee not follow that the bill will be pusaed, or even cordially urged, by all the members of the oauous. In St. Paul's day, there wero those who did only eye-ser vice; and ao there are in our day. The Homeatead Bill ia a popular measure in the (Vee States, and their Senatora would like to he rogardod as favorable to it; but some of them, by aide votoa, and cunning devioes to turn attention to other busineaa, may sucoeed in preventing action upon the bill?because it ia not a palatable measure to the Southern members. If we are not misinformed, the votes of some of the Senators who had been on the caucus, were not on a subsequent occa sion in the Senate, ezaotly in harmony with the determination announced by the telegraph. For one, we liavo always doubted whether the Senate would pass the Homestead Bill, and we still doubt it. We can calculate on the strength of the Southern opposition ? wp can not oalculato on the strength of the Northern support. Most earnestly do we hope that this beneficent bill may pass, but we shall believe it when we see it, with the signature of the President of tho Senate attached to it. C0NGB1B8. In tho Senate, to-day, the projeot of oou struoting a canal around the Falls of Niagara was set aside; a bill looking to the suppression of tho slave trade between Africa and the West Indies was introduced; a bill for the regula tion of steam vessels was reported; an adverse report was made on the projeot of a railroad on Pennsylvania avenue in this oityan ap plication for aid to tunnel the Hoosao Moun tain, (to be repaid by servioe,) was submitted; tho bill to reorganize the United States navy was passed; and the Indigent Insane bill and veto wero discussed by Mr. Toucey. In the House, Mr. Churchwell apologized for transgressing its rules yesterday. Mr. Cullom apologized for such transgression as he had been betrayed into, by the unexpected and ex traordinary attack made upon bim yesterday, and by being monaoed by the exhibition of a deadly weapon in the hand* of Mr. Cburch well. Mr. Orr and Mr. Brooks caused to be read rules thoy severally proposed to offer, to secure the observance of order and deoorum in the House hereafter. Mr. Millson addressed the House at length upon this Bubjeot. It then went into Committee on the Civil and Diplo matic bill. LITERARY NOTICES. Lkctukks on Fkjualk Scripture Characters By William Jay, of Bath, England. New York: Carter A Brothers. One vol. Sold by Gray A Bal lantjne, W ashington. (Usually, all auch works are little else than example** of the skill of divines and others, showing how much can be said on a very brief text?a sort of spider expansion of a wide web, all spun ont of their own bowels. And with ibis feeling we opened this book. These Leotures were delivered forty-eight years ago, and the venerable author, as his last effort, edited and published them. His style, well known to a multitude of readers in this country, by his <( Morning and Evening Exercises,'' (a work of the highest exoellenoe,) invests with beauty every subjeot which passes under his pen. It is not a book full of pretty sayings to pretty ladies, a^otit ladies, the belles uf their times, centuries ago, and so to bo spo ken of as belles and ladies of fashion are spo ken of, in circles of (< up-town best society." No! theee Leotures are upoo the characteris tics of Women reoorded in Soripture history? The Shunamite; Marv Magdalene; Han nah; Anna, the prophetess; the Woman or Canaan; the Poor Widow; Martha and Mary; Lyoia and Dorcas?who were all most exoellent women; also, the Woman of Samaria, whose example has not become obsolete, and of Loft Wife, whom wo are always to remember, bot never to imitate. t Vara ; or, the Child of Adoption. New York : Car ter A Brother*. For ule by Gray A Ballantyne, 7th otreat, Washington, D C. It seems to havo been the design of the au thor of this book to correct home misapprehen nion existing in the religious public, oonoern ing the duty and privileges of Missionaries. The popular notion that they are or should be clad in sackcloth, and go mourning all their Jays, is amusingly caricatured and satirised. The very reasonable and sound doctrine that the laborer is woiifey of his hire is boldly avowed, and the question is pertinontly asked, why men who forego the pleasures of civiliza tion, tho society of thoir friends, and the lucra tive pursuits of life, should be required to dony the common necessaries of life, while men in the same religions society, who are just as ranoh bound to do their part to oarry the Gos pel to the heathen as the humblest missionary, are living in luxury at home ? How common is the mistake, that the Lord has laid unequal burdens on his follower*. The author amusingly deeoril*ee the amaze ment of an unfortunate youth, whose mother had persuaded him to give up the urn of butter for a whole month, that tho saving might go to the Missionary fund, when ho discovered that Missionaries had houses to live i#, abund ance of provisions and fruit, flowers, birds, and other luxuries of the olimate, as in the Sand wioh Island*, and servants to do all their hard work. Was it for such as these be had eaten I dry bread for so many weary days? It was i too bad. t Thc Disowned!?Tb? following offspring of : the Haiti more Democratic Convention of 1852 has been disowned, and sent forth upon the world without a friend to mietain it, or to vouch ; for its legitimacy: ? Resolved, That the Democratic party vdl I resist ail Attempts at renewing, in Congress or out of it, the ngitation of the Slavery qoe*ion, UNDER WHATEVER SHAPE OR COLOR THE ATTEMPT MAY BE MADE." (IT HOUSBV P&IXTIHU TKLKUKAPH | TELEGRAPHIC CORRESPONDENCE KOR DAILY NATIONAL BRA. Arrival of the Canada at Halifax?One Week Later from Europe. Halifax, June 21 ?The Royal mail steam ship Canada, frum Liverpool tor Boston, has arrived, but has uot jet reached her wharf. The Cauada sailed from Liverpool on the 10th of Juue, and therefore brings one week's later intolligenoe from all party of Europe. The Liverpool cotton market was iirm, and the sale?,8inoe the sailing of the Arabia, show a slight advance. Western flour is quoted at 38s. No material change in the money market. Console closed at 9\% to 91)^. Some changes have taken place in the Eng lish Cabinet Lord John Russell has been appointed Pres ident of the Council. Duke of Newcastle, Secretary of War. Sir John Grey, Seorotary of the Colonics. It is expeoted that Silistria would be able to hold out till the 14th. Marshal St. Arnaud had despatched a division of 7,000 men for the relief of Silistria. Sales of cotton for the week ending Juce 10, 72,000 bales. Destructive Fire. Hollidaysbuku, Pa., Junk 21.?A tire broke out last evening, at the corner of Juniata and Montgomery streets, and, before the tlames oould be subdued, ten buildings were destroyed. The prinoipal sufferers are: Mr. Rook, shoo dealer; Mr. Douglass, grocer; Mrs. Lewis,con fectioner ; Mr. Kimport, clothing establishment; Mr. Rodriguez, druggist; and Mr. Blaok, con fectioner. The loss is estimated at upwards of $20,000. Amount of insurance not ascertained. The tire is supposed to be the work of incendi aries. Philudeljjfiians Dead. Philadelphia, Junk 20.?George W. Aspin wall, widely known for his extensive business engagements in the California trade, died this morning. F. C. Brewster, Esq., father of Benjamin W. Brewster, Esq, an pld and highly esteemed member of the Philadelphia bar, died at his residence in this city, this morning. Suicide. Baltimore, June 21.?Dr. lnglehart, a Gor man, oommitted suicide last night. He resided in Pratt Btieet. Ho first out his throat, and then jumped out of a third-story Window. Ohio River. Whekling, Junk 21.?The Ohio river at this point is four feet and two inches deep; at Pittsburg, three feet. Baltimore Market. Baltimore,June21.?Flour?dull; Howard Street held nominally at $8 50, City Mills at $8.12J^. Wheat?sales of 1,000 bushels white at $1 85 a #1 90, red at #1.80 a $1.85?show ing a decline. Corn?sales of 3,000 bushels white at 73 a 75 cents, yellow at 77 a 78 cents. Oats?sales at 60 a G2 cento. Rye?Pennsyl vania sold at $1.10. Other artioles unchanged. Philadelphia Market. Philadelphia, Junk 2). ? Flour Bold at $8.68 a $8.75. Wheat unchanged. Corn sold at 81 a 82 cents. Stocks dull. New York Market. New York, June 21.?Breadstuff's are un settled. Flour?sales of 3,000 barrels State at $7.25 a $7 68; Southern, $8.50 a $8 94 Wheat unchanged. Corn?sales of 20,000 bushels mixed, at 79 cents, yellow, 82 a 83. Cotton dull, and steaks dull. ?Destructive Fire at Philadelphia?Hill's extensive cotton and woollen mill, at the corner of Jefferson and Mifflin street*, *t< entirely destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. It is said to have originated from the friction of the ma ohinery. There were one hundred and thirty operatives in the building, and the scene protentcd was frightful. The women and girls screamod fran tically for help, and oommonoed jumping from the windows. But for the active efforts of the firemen, with their hooks and ladders, all would have perished. The building was occupied by Messrs. River & Houghton, Roe & Phillips, and a Mr. Holt. The loss vkill reach f80,000. Tlios. Hill, broth er to the former owner of the factory, went to sleep in the building at three o'clock, and has not been seen since. A man named Marklu jumped from the third story, and had both legs broken. A woman jumped from the foorth story, breaking both her legs. A large number were severely burned in their hands and faces. It is reported that fifteen are missing. Three lives are oertainly lost?a man and two young K>rl? 0^"* The Richmond Enquirer publishes the resolves of the colored men of Philadelphia, wherein they declare their purpose of resisting the Fugitive Slavo Law. Have they no grand juries in Virginia? Have they no jails, no whipping-posts, no postmasters to plunder the mail bags and throw the Enquirer into the fire? Has it, indeed, come to pass, that such publications can be there made with impunity? Sedition, Rebellion, Treason, stalk abroad, and even the Slaveocracy of Virginia facilitate their passage! NfW Hampshire.?The Whig State Conven tion assembled at Conoord yesterday, and was fully attended. Judge Ira Porley presided, and mado a speech strongly condemning the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. The Hon. John Bell, of Kietar, was nominated for Governor) receiving 316 out of 329 votos. The Fuoitve Slave Law.?Attorney Gen eral Cutthing has given his opinion, in which he represents that whenever it becomes neces sary tor the United Statos Marshal to oall citi zens to his assistance to insure the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, they become them selves officers and agents of the United Statos, and, as suoh, entitled to be liberally compensa ted for thoir services by the Government. Exchange. So, there will hereafter be no more trouble on this subject! The citizens of Massachusetts are now and forever a standing army, whan ever the Fugitive Slave Law is to be enforoed? a standing army under liberal pay! How sin gular that no Southern man oould conceive the design of violating compromises ? that no Southern man could set a right estimate upon Yankee character, and suggest to the Yankees the right motive to secure their concurrence and prompt action. Hire them all as soldiers, liberally compensated, and the thing is dons, of course! Mr Cushing appreciates Yankee character! , CONURKSS. thirty-third oomukics#?urst umm. Senate, Wednetday, June 21, 1854. Mr. Seward, from the Committee on Com merce, to which had bean referred various memorials, praying that aid lie given to the State of New York in the construction of a ?hip canal around the Palls of Niagara, re ported that while the ooimnittee were unani mous in approval of the (treat work, there was a division ot opinion as to uie powerof Congrese, and as to the manner in which the aid should be exercised, and therefore could agree upon uo bill, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of tho subiuct. Agreed to. Mr. Seward introduced a bill regulating the navigation and cjmmeroe between the West ludta Spanish islands and tho coast of Africa, in vessels owned in whole or in part by Ameri can cit.ir.ens. Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Com merce, reported a bill amondatory of the act for the regalation of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam. Tho bill establishes Cali fornia, Oregon, and Washington, into an in spection district, and suspends, till Maroh next, the provision of the existing law requiring a certain alloy to be used in the construction of steamboat boilers. ** The bill was explained and passed. Mr. Dawson, from tho Committee on tho District of Columbia, reported adversely upon the petition for a railroad along Pennsylvania avenue. Also, a bill for the rolief of James Dixon; which was passed. Mr, Sumner gave notico of a bill making a grant of land warrants to the Stato of Massa chusetts, to aid in tho ooustruotion of a tunnel under the Hooboo mountain, and providing for the conveyance of mails, troops, and munitions of war, through the same, freo of toll. The bill to reorganize the navy of the United States was taken up, and, having been amend ed in some particulars, was passed?yeas 24 nays 11. ' The bill to satisfy tho claims of the creditors of Texas was recommitted. The Senate resumed tho consideration of the Indigent Insane Land bill, vetoed by the Preei dent. Mr. Touoey addressed the Senate against the bill. House of Representatives, June 21, 1854. Mr. Houston, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported book the Senate Indian Appropriation bill, with amendments. Refer red to the Committee of the Whole. A communication was received from tho Clerk of the^House, submitting an estimate of #47,500 for the purohoso of books, ordered by resolution of the House on the 20th of June; which was referred to tho Committee of Ways and Means. ' , Mr. Fuller made &u ineffectual effort to in duoe the House to take up the bill authorizing the purchase or construction of four revenue outtors, ono for the coast of Charleston, one for the coast of Texas, and two for the Pacific coast. Mr. Fuller stated that the public interests i imperatively demanded immediate action upon this meature. Mr. Letcher submitted a resolution ordering the payment of the mileuge and por diem duo the late -Hon. J. F. Snodgrass; which was agreed to. Mr. Elliott submitted a like resolution in relation to Hon. Zeno Soudder, who was injur ed on bis way to Washington, and, in oonse quenoe, resigned his seat in the House. This also was adopted. Mr. Church well, by consent, arose and apol ogized to the House for the breach of oourteey of whioh he had yesterday been guilty. Mr. Cullom arose and said, that for any ebul lition of feeling aod in decorous words into whioh he may have been betrayed yesterday, by an unexpoctod and extraordinary attack, and the exhibition of a deadly weapon with wbioh he was menaced, he asked pardon of the House. Mr. Millson caused to be read a resolution, which he had intended to offer, but would waive, in coosequenoe of the apologies just made. [Tbis resolution oalled for a special com roittee of inquiry.] Mr. Millson addressed the House at length, contending for the necessity of restraining the exhibition ot belligerent feelings in the House. Members are, he said, from such causes, often restrained in the proper freedom of debate. Mr. Orr earned to be read a rule, the adop tion of whioh he will hereafter move, empow ering the Speaker to cause to be arrested and held in duress any member guilty of violatiug the peace and order of the Housa. Mr. Brooks gave notice of his intention to introduce additional rules, authorizing the ex pulsion, by a two-thirds vot.?, of sny member bringing ooncealed weapons into the Hall; and requiring a rack to lie platted in the Rotouda, in whioh shall be placed, for the inspection of the ourioe*, all weapons taken from members by the Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Old *, from thn Committee on Pout Offices and Post Roads, presented a resolution author izing that Committee to employ a clerk ; which wrs adopted. |The time consumed in oousidtr ing and voting upon this resolution was worth more than the salary of the olerk for many months J A message was receivod from the President of the United States, transmitting a copy of a treaty between tho United States and Mexico whioh has been fully agreed upon, and asking an appropriation of seven millions of dollars before the 30ih of June, and a further sum of three mi'lions at a future period, to enable the Kxecutive to comply with the stipulations of the treaty. Referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. Trie Houso then resolved itself into Commit tee of the Whole, Mr. Orr in the chair, and prooeeded to the consideration of the Civil and Diplomatic bill. Kidnapping.-? Alexander Thompson, ot? Iria in tb? Criminal Court of this oounty, for kid napping a free oolored Iwy named Bar run. and attempting to sell him at Riohimmd, Virginia, wnH yesterday found guilty. The punishment presonlied w a line not cxoectling $5 000, and imprisonment in the penitentiary for not more than twelve yearn. He is not yet sentenced. Another person, under bail for his appearance to answer a like charge, is "aid to be absent. But little is Mid about cases of this kind. Many a negro is sold to the South, the title to whom ia at leant questionable. But, while the police and military of Massachusetts are on duty, to assist the army and marine service of the United States to return an alleged slave to a Southern man who is there seoure under the protection ot the laws, a Southern community are ever prepared to lawlessly expel one whone only purpose is to appeal to the Courts of the South for their judgment in oases of alleged wrong and lawlessness. ftJ*-The new Mayor of Philadelphia is draw ing a tight rein on the liquor sellers of that city; We trust the now Mayor of Washington may do likewise. Q^The Massachusetts State Temperance Convention met at Lowell yesterday, and was attended by 1,500 persons. S. S. Meek, Mayor of Lowell, presided temporarily.