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November 24th 1853
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THE DES MOINES COUUIEB,
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Business Cards.
Friendship Division, No. 39.
SONS or TE31PEKANCE,
"11 I EETS every Monday evening ut their
jVl Hull on Main street, at GJ o'clock,
P. M. Brethren of other Divisions, who
•re iu iiood standing are invited to attend,
1
JOHN MYERS, Jr., W. P.
A MUOOE, K. S.
I I S i s S O N
.-HfeE NTI8T,
AV1NG permanently located in this
place oilers his services to the citi
zens of town and vicinity. All work war
5tiiuled. Ladies waited on at their resi
de nces if desired. Teetii inserted from one
Dec. 15th, '&3.
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A* j.
MEDICAL NOTICE.
A. HAWKINS.
4. D, WOOD.
JE would respectfully
inhabitants of Ottumwa and
«inity thai Wood and Hawkins have
formed a copartnership in the practice of 1 ihn
Bled lcincand iSmgery, a jut are prepared
|p Btiend ail calls in the lino ol their
profession.
Punctual attendance and reasonable
charges.
One or both may bi found at their
•ollice. or ut their residences when not
nbsent on business. Dr. Hawkirt's retti
4ence—three doors we*t of the County
"t'reasurer's office on Main Street.
WOOD UAWK1N8.
SUpp0liC){i
Mciictershott,
.// O 11 E J' Jl LAW.
OTTL'jnv.t, IOWA.
lkL attend to business iu the Courts
T? of till the comities iu Southern
Iowa, and in the Supreme Court at Iowa,
City
Persons wishing to purchase or rent
*und or tow n property, are informed that
liw has the agency and management ot
much good property both iu Town ftud
Country.
March, 16tb, 1854.—ly.
JNO. D. DEVI*. JAS. D. DEVI*.
J. 8c J.lterin,
A O N E Y S A A V
OTTUMWA, IOWA.
*1X7ILL practice in the Courts of Wap-
V ello, Jeil'erson. Van Buren, Davis,
Appanoose, Monroe, Lucas, Marion and
Mahufeka.
Having the advantage of a long residence
jn the vatlev they will give particular at
tention to Securingand collecting Claims,
*ale of Warrants, Entries of land on
time, buying and Sellingtteal Estate, Set
tlement of Titles, payment of Taxes &c.
February 10th 1854.
Botanic Physician.
I E. I I US I I
fl^ENDERS his services to citizens of
I Ottmnwa and vicinity. Office one
door north of the Recorder's office. Main
street, Ottumwa, Iowa.
March 3d, 1853—tf.
J. L. TAYLOA. 3. WILLIAMSON.
Taylor & Williamson,
CO-PARTNERSandthe
in practice of Med-
icinc. Office Residences On 2ud
fjtrest.
-j-Ottumwa, Jan. '54.
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3.
B. CAMERON.
r. O. MC'CLINTICK. ______
THE
uudeisignedtiaving formed a co
partnership lor the practice of Medi
cine and Surgery, tender their professional
services to the citizens of Dahloiiega and
vicinity. Office adjoining the residence ol"
Dr. McClintick, where they may be found
at all times unless abseut on business.
McCLlNTICK & CAMERON.
Eablonega, Dec. 15th, '53—tiuu
D. F. day lord
A U I O N E E
OTTUMWA, IOWA.
ILL attend to making sale of personal
JOHN BURKS W. C. BEKTGUS.
BURNS & REHTttlii\
COMMISSION & FORWARDING
Merchants,
Dealer* in Groceries, Boat Stores, a,
Produce.
l«vee, Keokuk* Iowa*
June 6th, 1851. yy
Varnishes.
£OPAL,
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To the People of Iowa,
The Washington Union ol the 29th
of April last, coniains a thiee column
article purpoiting to be editorial, devoted
entirely to cue and to my address to the
people of Iowa. The article
watf
evi­
1 1
posed to be my former opinions of pub
lie affairs.
There are those who conceive that the
Senators from Iowa would have exhibi
ted somewhat more of manliness, had
they attached their own names to the
••Union" article. But that is a matter
of taste about which
reasonably expected
have an undoubted right to employ one
of the travengers of the "Union" news
paper, to do their writing for them, and
to furnish him just such a performance
as they choose. I will not quarrel with
them about the exercise of their legiti
mate rights, i will not dispute their
good taste in securing the services of an
unknown hireling writer to traduce me.
I will r.ot question the propriety of in
ducing the "Union" to interfere in the
local politics of the remoie State of Iowa
Nor will 1 deny that it was a stroke of
£ood policy to commit the defense of
their own conduct to other pens than
thtir own. i
Wj|f iiNOTOif, April 23, '54,
Hon. A P.^TLTLEU—
Dear Sif«—VVe enclose herewith, a
copy of tltfDes Moines Valley Whig
#b
or the sentiment
With ugh re*pect and esteem, we are
ym'rjj.rK GEO. W. JONES,
A. C. DODGE.
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to an entire set, either by means of springs represented in the United States Senate notigh. I believe that it is a population ine that the people of Iowa do not know
or atmospheric pressure. He may be found ty men who reguul the intcreits oj South that Iowa to morrow would prefer to an who was the prime mover and principal
lit the 'Union Hotel," on the 1st Monday (jarolina and Mississippi more than the inundation of those men coming as em- advocate of this anti alien restrictiou?
in each montlt. interests of Iowa? Whether on every iirran's from a for ign country, totally
fjuestion ujf
'ecting the rights of free la unacquainted with the institutions of
•t0or undfree territory, the extreme south this country—and nearly all continen
hulljind its trust willing and devoted tal comers are of that class. The
1
actly lle reverse. VV hat I did sav, what
I intended to Any, and what as ft southern
man, 1 will maintain, is, that an intelli
gent and judicious master, having hi*
slaves around liiin, in Missouri or Ne
braska, would be#s aceptible a neigh-
1
sisters—but she was selected simply as
an illustration, because of her proximity
and neighborhood to Missouri and Kan
sas, The remark was intended to illus
trate the opinion that a ger.tlemau of
good character in Missouri and Nebras
ka, notwithstanding he holds slaves,
people might be) would be as good a neighbor as a newly
to differ. They emigrated foreigner from Germany. I
never had it in my mind to think of Iowa
as a State, that would allow or introduce
the institutinn of slavery in her limits.
I am, gentleman, with true respect,
yours, A. P. BUTLER.
It seems that Mr. Butler's own Iriends
containing s circular letter addressed by tho language of Mr. Butler is not stron
James W. Crimes, Esq., the Whig can- ger and more comprehensive than I ex
diiin'e lor tujvernor of our State, "To i pressed it in my address, and whether
the people Iowa," and we take leavd ihe attempt to divert attention to his re
respectlollMo call your attention to a marks on another occasion, and on a
statement .erein. It is iu these words: jdiflerent day, as afterwards, changed bj'
••and 1
announced
patriot!# terman population." "In the
boastfuili) ss of anticipated triumph the
citizens Iowa have been (old by a
South^n Senator—alluding to you—
how rofu 1 better would be the condition
of ouf aie with Negro Slaves, than
with ouriorcign population." We ask
if yoi|«« uttered the sentiment ascribed
to you Mr. Grimes, or said anything
from wl ch it could be fairly inferred.
OMMITTEE OOM,
ASHlKOTOK, April 24th, '54
Urn. Jl. C. Dadgt and G. fV.
«/o»*es-GENTLKMKN:—Ycui communi- i pectlullv, yours,
catiomi the 22d inst., lias just been re
ceiver—you call my attention to certain
extnes which you quote from a circular
letter iddresseu by James W. Grimes
to t|i( people of Iowa—connected wiih
theGubernatorial election of that Slate.
Tl* emarks of Mr. G., so far as they
arf pplicable to myself are wholly
wiMiut foundation. 1 here notice one
of'thmi as a sample of the others. Mr.
G„ ays: "I abhor the sentiment an-
n^u i-ed by Senator Butler—that Iowa
wjud be more prosperous with the in
stftmon of slavery than with her indus
trkus and patriotic German population."
ve never said anything which could
iorize such a remark? and I think I
it will be seen that this gentleman
indulged more in the license of at- I
ti»
W property or Real Estate, at auction ,tre8Ume)
at anv time, for a reasonable compensation.
He may befo«ttdittOUumwa, unless absent fmarks made the s enate, upon he
May 16th, 1851. |oly occasion on which I spoke of Iowa
i connection with the institution of
favery. It would seem that Mr. G.,
uiion than a disposition to consult the
trihful statemeni of fact—I presume—
lhai
lail
5
Coach, Japan,
he never read my
0
found it more convenient to rely on
^sumption than to consult accurate in
ormation. The remark to which I al
ude will be found on the 8th pa^e of my
eech delivered the 25tn of Feb., last—
and is as follows:
"Some of my friends had supposed
that, in a playful reuiark which I made
yesterday, I assimulated the Germans
bor to me, and as 1 thought, would be to attempt to disprove what a Ileprcaenta
1 1 1
1 am not surprised atjthe susceptibili- ported in the "Globe" of the 6th April change the responsibility of the Clayton
tv of the Iowa Senators.' They discover last, (evening edition.) in which he uses amendment from Mr Atchison and to
that they have made up a difficult, and the following language: fasten it entirely upon Mr. ('lay ton. Is
perhaps a dangerous issue. That issue "Why, sir, the slaveholder, with his it possible they suppose they can deceive
is to be decided in Augiist. It i%-wheth- slaves well governed, forms a relation any one in relation :o the history of this
er the freemen of thi1 State shall be that is innocent enough, and useful e amendment? Is it possible they imag-
in £jc SENATORS frcui this free same remark cannot be made of those
inform thejyuu \who, like the English and Irish, have
In my addrtes toithe people of lowa« [lived untier the administration of the
published on ihe 8th of April last, I common law.*'
•I itbhopred the sentiment an-
nounced by Senatcfr Busier, that Iowa
would be mor' prtisjierous with the in
Hitution of slavery^ than with her indus
trious and patriuiic/(ermau popula\ion."
1 did nut pretc«J tp quote Mr. Butler's
precise words, tn,t I sought to convey his
nJea as 1 gathered it irotu his speech de
livered in the Stu ite nnd reported in the
"Globe." The iijwa Senators have un
dertukeo to she'v that 1 misrepresented
Mr. Bullbr, as! have called hiin to the
xiand as awiptsB on his owu behalf.—
That I may 6 be accused of misrepre
sentation, 1 g» e the entire correspond
ence betv.es* hi°sc distinguished Sena
ators:—-
The emigrants referred to are Ger
mans, and Mr. Butler unhesitatingly ot
,ters the opinion that Iowa would IM LFEK
'a slave population to such emigrants.—
Why? Because, in his opinion the
State would be more prosperous. Let
it be remembered that this declaration
was uttered in the United States Senate
in the prtsence of the Iowa Senators,
was reported in the" Glote" newspaper,
tho ollieial repoiter of the Senate, and
that it has never been denied, questioned,
or rebuked by those Senators.
Where is the boasted chivalry ot the
South Carolinian who can accuse me ot
misrepresentation and of not having read
his speech, when he knew that his
speech of eleven columns, reported in
the "Daily Globe," of the tith April,
contained the foregoing extract! I sub-
mu to the people of tho State whether
him, is not pitiful indeed.
by Senate Butler, that Iowa ^ould be 1 stated in my uddress that "a dislin
more pr|t erous with the institution of gutshed liepresentutive
Slavery 1 an witti her industrious and
from Georgia
had declared that Iowa would be a Slave
State in lifteeu years." Whereupon
Messrs Dodge and Jones address to
Messrs. Toombs and Dawson, the "Sen
ators" from that State, the following
note:—
SENATE CHAMBER, April 26, '54
GENTLEMEN:—It is asserted by James
W. Grimes, Esq., the Whig candidate
for Governor of Iowa that a "distin
guished representative from Georgia has
declared that Iowa will be a slave State
in fifteen years." Will you do us the
favor to inform us if either of you has
ever made such a declaration, or have
ever heard of any of your colleagues in
the House of Representatives giving ut
terance to such an opinion? Very res-
G. W.JONES.
A. C. DODGE.
Hon. Was* O. DAWSON and ROBERT
TOOMBS.
Aad received the following reply:—
SENATE CHAMIIER, April 20, '54.
GENTLEMEN:—Your letter of to day
is received. We answer, each for him
self, that we never used the expression
attributed to some representative from
Georgia, and we believe the whole to be
a sheer fabrication. We are resptttfal*
ly, your obedient servants,
R. TOOMBS,
A WM. ('. DAWSON.
Hon. 4* 0 DODGE and G. W. JONES.
Now why did they not address their
note to the Representatives from Geor
gia? Were they not in attendance upon
Congress, and could not an answer be
as easily procured from them as from the
Senators of that State? Were they not,
assembled every day uuder the same i
tool? Do the Senators from Iowa ignore
the existence of a House of Represen
lalives? Is their position so exalted that
they could not address the Representa
lives without diminishing their dignity?
Or did they know that a response from
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drew the same inferences from his re- for them 10 vote for a bill containing a
marks that I did. Now I am not going manifes tly inequitable provision with 1
to enquire how far Mr. Butler's explana- the expectation that a co ordinate branch
lion justifies the inference that 1 drew. of the government would correct their
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INN/V TLIARU I N R* NURIO
a
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pes ltd the references to what lhey_ sup- posed diffeience between her neighboring iliere is no necessity for organizing these Their sovereignty only extends to* the bright eyes of the Kentucky maiden.—
Territories, &c." This is simph untrue.' subject of Slavery, and oniy to one side H*J had never seeu such a glorious, liq
I made no such statement. I said that' of that—the admitting side—the other i1"^ sparkling pair of orbs among the
n» man was more anxious for their half of the power being held to be denied daughters of Old Keystone. He was
speedy organization than 1 was. I still by the Constitution which is extended ravished, intoxicated, and filially pro
say so, and the "Union," it» aiders and over them, and which according to the' posed to the blight eyes and was accept
abettors knew this charge to be false reading of the supporters of this bill,
I am not driven to that necessity, lean wrong? Is this the way Senators would ,i,.„ ...
sustainr my original statement by the shirk responsibility? Is a wrong to be!
most iriefragible record evidence, viz: justified in one man because another
Senator Butler's recorded speech. Mr. I may possibly rectify that wrong?
Butler delivered along speech in the The "Union," or the Iowa Senators
Senate on the Nebraska bill, that is re in the "Union" very softly attempt to
Do they suppose that there is a German
in the whole country who does not
know that it oiiginated with Mr. Atchi
son, of Missouri, the President pro tern.,
of the Senate? The amendment was
drafted, as is well known, by Mr. Atchi
son, and was carried by slave holder's
votes in the Senate against non-s!ave
holding votes, and ^fier it was incorpo
rated into the bill, was supported and en
dorsed by 'he Iowa Senaiora, but under
the supposi ion, say they, that another
body would strike it out. As to Mr.
Atchison's authorship of the Clayton
A correspondent of the "Missouri!
Republican," a journal favorable to the
Nebraska bill, thus speaks of Mr. At
chison's support of this amendment:
"Atchison addressed the Senate with
great earnestness and ability on the same
side of the question. He contended that'
the admission of unnaturalized foreign-
luical opponent, it is time w« had Jud
ges who would devote their legitimate
functions, instead of employ ing them-
selves in writing scurrilous
them would be altogether different in its
churacter from the re^ly of the Sena-! position. Their acts as public men are
tors. 1 made no statement in relation to subject to the scrutiny and amtnadver
the Senators from Georgia, but 1 did bion of their constituents. They can
charge that a Representative from Geor-! not divert public attention from their own
gia expressed the opinion before stated, jcouduct by attempting to make up false
O I N O e e n a n o e o s o I n o w e i e a e n e a e e o i n 1 i s s u e s w i e I u s n o e e n y
pan, and Leather Germany to the black men, and regarded ion was expressed by the lion. Alexan-: fault thai they voted for a bill, which in to a peculiar sympathy dead friendships
w t. nmi'.t.,.™ \Tv iniAniinn was I dsr U, Stephen#, of Georgia, in the pres-1 he language of the venerable and distin- and loves rise into lile agaiu.
1
tl
ence, and to the Hon. Charles Mason, goished Statesman
Commissioner ol Patent*. It was pub- Benton—
licly expressed, and I doubt not, con
scientiously believed. The remark was
repented by Judge Mason to several citi
zens of Burlington. I submit that the
e n y u n i s e y o e a e a e
instance of the Iuwa Senators. Tl\^y Iowa, as one ot the»e new emigrant*.— live from Georgia, said by the note ol the denied freedom of voting, denied choice young gentleman from Pennsylvania had to put all through at once, and then ctfeaa
furnished to the author their valuable I hope, now that I am understood on two Senators from Georgia, would be ol their own laws, denied the right of occasion to visit Cynthiana, on business out the balance of the town.*'
correspondences with Messrs Butler, that matter." considered disreputable to an old Daily fixing qualifications of voters subjected during the past winter, and while there, This show of chivalry was too maiih
Toombs and Dawson. The) undertook Now it must be apparent to any fair practitioner. to n foreign supervision and controllable became acquainted with a young lady, for a Kentucky audience. The svenpa
to manufacture the evidence upon which minded man, that Iowa was not separated The "Union*' says "Mr. Grimes and by the Federal Government, which they M'ss somewhat celebrated for thy of the crowd at once changed'sides.
the "Union" bases against me its char I from the other non slaveholding North- his p&rty, among other objections to the have no hand in electing, and only ai- her charms. Mr. S the Phila- They gave him three deafening cheers',
ges of falsehood. They doubtless bug- western States—-because of anv sup- Nebraska bill, declare vehemently that lowed to admit and not reject Slavery. delphian, was not proof against the and then rushed in and congratulated him'
•'•The first Legislature may decide "It would buy a yellow covercd novel,"
the question of Slavery forever in these sighed a pale lad "two loaves of bread
Territories. (Nebraska and Kunsas,) and for the starving children," said a tatter
decide as to the right of the people of ed, wizened mother of a haggard boy.
one half of the States of the Union to who *.n his hunger thought how many
go there or not.'
ers to vote would overcome the voice of ,or
expression of the popular feeling on the
{est importance It would decide the
i whole question. He wished that i«sue
to be left 10 American citizens, and not to
i persons having no stake in the country.
The amendment was adopted—yeas 23,
nays 20."
I am accused of changing my views
since the adoption of the Constitution
of this State on the same subject of elect
4 iig Judges. That is true, and it is he
only true allegation contained in the long
indictment agaiust me. When the Con
stiiution was framed thi election of Judg
es was a new question Mississippi
was the only State that had tried the ex
periment of elections by the people. I
was fearful of the result, but 1
have been
happily disappointed- My change of
views on this subject has been known
for years. I have all along thought that
some change should be made and some
inlluence should be brought to bear upon
the Judges of the Supreme Court, bul
the present canvass has more thoroughly
convinced me of the necessity of a
change, it is time thai meu should be
selected as Judges who will not pollute
the ermine by draggirg the seweis to
obtain filth with which to bespatter a po-
articles f«f
of Nm Wilt—
Col.
1 «R I IK '1*1 I I I 1 .L.I
when it was made. forbids any law to be made which will
1
House. Ilow did they know it? How And thin is called a principle—the pria
could they know it? The only ques-1 ciple of non-intervention—letting the
tion for them to decide was, is the bit! just people alone to settle the question of
and right as it stands? Was it proper Slavery for themselves."
Thfc Union attempts to excuse Messrs. prevent any citizeq from going there "ary arrangements for the celebration of
Dodge and Jones for voting for the with his slaves. This is squatter sov- his nuptials, the day for which having
bill with the attti alien clause, because,1 ereignty, non-intervention, and no power already been agreed upon
they knew i would be stricken out in the
to legislate in Territories upon Slavery.
It has not been my fault that they have
volej
for
a
f)(||
w|Mcf,
,jie
|hat ab|e an(J a'ccom llshed Ia
mU8 s,ftV imo lhe'TernlQf
opinion of
ad
de­
'but
nies the power to exclude it. It has not
been my fault that they have voted for a
bill denying the elective franchise to
foreign born citizens, under the pitiful
assumption that the House of Represen
tatives would strike thatobnoxious clause
out. It has not been my fault that they
have driven away northern men from the
support of the Iowa Railroad bills, by
always following the lead and doing the
biddlmg of the extremists of the South,
and with a full knowledge that Railroad
grants are carried by Northern instead
of Southern votes. It has not been my
fault that they have always been found
supporting Southern interests, rather
than the Iree labor interests of their own
constituents. And 1 can assure them
that it will not be my fault if they much
longer continue to misrepresent the true
interests and desirt-s of the people they
pretend to serve.
Having refuted the false charges pre-1
ferred against me, 1 leave the Senators ..,Bfrtfard
I 1*4 I IT 111 TT I A I K A A BTAIILNAALI A IB
from Iowa to the consideration of an in
telligent and reflecting public.
JAMES W.GRIMES.
Burlington, May 23d, '54.
amendment, the "Missoari Democrat
says: LABOR IS HONORABLE—A man drop
"We have in type the speech of Mr. ped a shilling in the car. As the floor
Atchison, pending the amendment of. WAS covered with straw, it *vas no small
Mr. Clayton, which Mr. A. says he 1 job to find it again. The seats were not
wroto out and gave to hnn to offer, ex- crowded, so it troubled no one for him
eluding foreigners, who have declared to hunt for it. At it he went. You
their intention of becoming citizens, and would have blushed to look for a shilling
taken oath to support the Constitution of in the straw—he did not, but he looked
the United Slates, from voting or holding in vain. Passengers soon began to
office in the Territories of Nebraska and smile. One said, "let it go, it is not
Kansas, and shall lay it before odr read-' worth the hunt." "But it is the interest
ers next week, in order that the people of 1 dollar for two years," said another.
may understand the motive which in- "He could have for it the use of twenty- to her house and had an interview, with
lluenced Mr. A. in his cour.-e. lie says five for a month," said athird. "Pshaw," the result of which h-i seemed particu
in his remarks, that he objects to for-, said a fourth, "it would buy a scant larly well pleased. He then stepped in
eigners moulding and forming the insti- lunch "—4 or only one drink of brandy," to the principal livery stable in the place
tu lions of those Territories. He&r him:' said the red faced man in the corner.— an
fire era eke rs it would buy him.
"I'll not give it up yet," said the
seeker, "I've nothing to do on board, and
1 might a3 well be looking for it as not.
It is the price of an hour's hard, sweat
ing work. I struck for an advance of
as much last month,"—and into the
straw he plunged again. Labor is hon
,. orable. We thought the more of him
American settlers, and banish Slavery our elbow, who was thinking of the shil
belore Southern men cou have a fair |j„g j,e
the 8eaicht bul the moneye,, nian al
6iirewj|y
subject. The first vote was of the great- turned up his nose, and muttered as he
g0t
out 0j* the
same
grocer not over honorably an hour ag0f
pulled the strap* "rather small business,'
AT. Y. 'limes.
LABOB STORIES.—The rabbinoal fan
cies recorded in the Jewish Tulmud, are
upon a scale which eclipses our modern
stories. The works of Eastern nations
are full of deceptions singularly gigan
tic and vast. The following will serve
as a specimen of the extravagant stories
recorded in the Talmud: A bird i«
therein mentioned, which was so large
that when it spread its wings it blotted
out the sun! On one occasion an egg
fell from out its nest, and the white
thereof broke and glued about three hun
dred cedar trees, and oversowed a vil
lage. One of the birds standing in the
water, was seen by some mariuers, and
aa the water only reached to the lower
joint of the leg of the bird, the mariners
were about to bathe, when a voice from
heaven said, "Step not in here, for seven
years ago there a carpenter dropped his
axo, and it hath not yet readied hot
iom."—Boston Traveller.
TRANSITIONS OF DKCAY.—I have often
observed that the more proudly a man
sion has been tenanted, in the day of
its prosperity, the humbler are its inhab
nj itants in the day of its decline, and that
venal political press. the palace of the king, commonly ends delphian for carry ing away ^"the "prettiest
The Senators from Iowa must bear in i beu^g the nestling place ol tits beg
mind that they have chosen their ovvnjgar«
IHPFcantic and passiouate happiness,
in which we lose our own selves, will al
so darken the reminiscence of these we
love. But when you are fully conscious
aud very tranquil, your mind is open
From the Cincinnati Commercial.
A Romantic Hatch.
"Is a burlesque upon sovereignty. It! and reproaches, you ought to offer me a
gives to the people instead of receiving1 We have just learned of some ro- complimentary supper. Still, if vou
from them an organic act! One in mantic adventures, which look place at are not satisfied, I am ready to give you
which they are denied everv attribute of Cynthiana, Ky., a few days ?go. It satisfaction. I will fight you all, one at
sovereignty, denied freedom of elections, appears that a very clever, tine looking a lime, and if that won't do, I am ready
1 1
eil.
10
With a light heart he started back
'he Quaker City to make the neces-
The winter rolled on, and spring and
its llowers came again, as did also the
particular day for the lover's return but!
he came not. In two days more the!
marriage was to come off. The fair one
was restive and mortified. With her
brigfit eyes full of lears, she denounced
iu secret the faithlessness of her lover,
and trembled at the open mortification
which would overwhelm her if he caine
not. At this unfavorable juncture an old
and discarded lover, whom no unkind
ness could divest of hope or lessen the
fervency of his first affection, presented
himself. He renewed his suit. He
spoke of his undying love the holy hap
piness of the wedded state of a cottage
{somewhere 111 the deep bosom of an
i umbrageous grove, with the honey stickle
and tne jessamine creeping over the
hla gallanl
and asked to hire ihe very best carriage
and horses to go to Maysville. The
pioprietor informed him that it would be
impossible to accommodate him. That
he was to be married on the following
Tuesday, and would have use for all his
carriages to go on a little tour which he
purposed
"May I ask to whom?" said Mr. S.,
with some misgivings.
"To Miss B——was the reply.
Mr. S preserved his temper, and
simply remarked that it was highly im
portant that he should be at Alaysville
at the eailiest possible moment, and that
he was prepared to give any reasonable
price for a carriage. The liberality of
this indirect offer had a sensible effect
on the proprietor. He got out his best
hack and pair, and charged the young
stranger $30.
I In a very short time sfterwsrds Miss
1 B—— found herself sitting beside
the young Philadelphian, in the above
iLentioned carnage, and going towards
Maysville al the rates of about tea miles
an hour. I
I It was soon noised through the town
that Miss had rsn away with
her Philadelphia lover, ller guardian,
to seize the ouug lady. The Philadel
phian wstved him ofi and spoke in this
wise:
"Sir, you can't have her, and you
must do one of three things—you must
go back and leave us to puome our jour
ney, or you must kill met.«r I will kill
you."
This talk brought guardy up standing.
It was entirely unexpected. And wish
ing to kill, aud particularly not to be
killed, he accepted the first proposition,
turned tail and look the back track. The
lovers pursued their way to Maysville,
crossed over to Aberdeen, were married,
dAve back to Cynthiana, and put up at
the piiucipal hotel.
A crowd at once surrounded the house
and threatened vengeance on the Phila-
girl in the town, and who was the prom
ised wife of an esteemed citizen. The
young man, oothiiig daunted, placed his
wife safely in her chamber, and then
rame boldly down to the steps of the
hotel and t-egan to addiess the mob.-
lf our phonographic notes are correct,
his speech was in these words:
"Gentlemen—You ought not to blame
me for what I have done. Most of you
1
windows and along the lal'iced porch.— ,emenbrancee
The trembling fair one was cha.med at 1
0
the picture. Love anu a cottage, the
quint essence of human bliss in the esti
mation of a girl of
4»sweet
sixteen."—
She blushed and smiled, but yet hesita
ted. The lover was in ecstacies at the
favorable symptoms. With renewed ar
dor he urged ins suit. He was prolific
in tears and promises, and trimmed the
cottage with a few more honeysuckles,
and the thing was done. The
Philadel-|or
He was a1
„lvei
up.
iove and
dcsei
erved no con­
sideration. Her faith was plighted to
another, and the same day fixed for the
mairiage wlueh was to have witnessed
her uniou with Mr. S——.
But the end was not yet. Durinir the
same day a tnird lover presented himself
and declared his passion. The ruaiden
frankly told him she had just engaged
herself to another, and invited him to
ihe wedding as a guest instead of a groom.
On the same evening, (Sunday) Mr. S.
arrived from Philadelphia, lie was not
long in finding out how matters stood,
and was aghast at the intelligence that
Miss was to be married to an
other instead of himself, on the follow
ing Tuesday. lie at once took his way
who was opposed to the match, at once ture envelopes it in a pillick, or semi
mounted a fleet horse, and started in hot Hansparent shroud, from which all the
pursuit. About hull way to Maysville antenna of the mosquito stick cut at one
he oiertook the fugitives Rnd attempted end and its tail at the other. Finally the
lifiw
would hare done the tame thing, had you
been in my place. Instead of threats
with all the heartiness of the Kentucky
character. The landlord was ordered to
bring out his best Bourbon, and plenty"
of it, and the crowd, with great good
will and sincerity, gave and drank to the
happy groom the noble sentimest: "nni
but the brave deserve the fair."
Mullum in Purvo.
Perhaps the briefest personal etanMi^l
ever written were the 'Memoirs of Count
Rostopchir,' written in ten minutes.—
We subjoin a few paragraphs* each of
which constitutes a "chapter."
"Mv BIKTU:—On the 12th day of
March, 1765, I emerged from darkness
into the light of day. I was measured,
1 was weighed, I was baptized. I was
born without knowing wherefore and my
parents thanked heaven, wiihoui know
ing for what.
"MY EDUCATION:-—I was taught sit
sorts of things, and learned all sorts of
languages. By dint of impudence and
quackery I sometimes passed for a sa
vant. My head has become a library of
odd volumes, of which I keep the key.
MY SUFFERINGS:—I was tormented
by masters by tailors who made tight
dresses for me by women by ambitioo
by self-love by useless regrets, and
IFLEMORABLE
b*
Et'ociis:—At the age of
thirty 1 gave up dancing at forty my en
deavors to please the fair sex at fifty,
my regard ot public opinion at sixty, the
trouble of thinking and 1 have now,be*
come a true sage, or egotist—which life
the same thing.
"RESPECTABLE PRINCIPLES:—I have
never meddled in any marriages or scan
dal. I have never recommended a cook,
a physician and consequently havo
never attempted the life of any one.
"MY DISLIKES:—1 had a dislike tosQta
and fops, and to intriguing women, who
make a game of virtue a disgust for af
fectation pity for made up men, and also
for painted women an aversion to liq
uors, metaphysics and rhubarb audi ft
terror of justice and wild beasts.
"ANALYSIS OF MY LIFE:—I await death
without fear and without impatience.—
My life has been a bad melodrama on a
grand stage, where I have played the
hero, the tyrant, the lover, the noble
man, but never ihe valet.
"M Y EPITAPH:—Here lies, in hope of
repose, an old deceased man, with a
worn out spirit, an exhausted heart, and
a used up body. Ladies and gentlemen
pass onl"
Mosquitoes trnffitnr Glass.
A friend of ours, who has a taste for
natural history, is at present engaged in
cultivating mosquitoes, and hopes to have
them in full season during the winter
He keeps the larva in glass jars half
filled with water, and covered at the top
with coarse muslin and as the mosqui
toes emerge from their tadpole condi
tion, they occupy the upper part of the
cylinder, where they disport for^ them
selves for four days in a lively manuer,
and on the fifth la) their eggs and die.—
In this way he keeps up a "succession of
crops," and by regulating the tempera
ture of the "breeding room," will be
able to continue the mosquito business
until the natural season commences.—
The developement of the mosquito is a
curious process. In the first place the
egg becomes what is called the "water
tiger"—a brisk little clock-faced devil,
that devours the smaller animaiciisae
with insatiable appetite.
In a spectrum of a drop of water,
projected from a hydroxygen micros
cope, we have seen the shadows of one
of these water-fiends swallow the shad.
o*s of a dozen smaller imps—the larvte
of rnidges and such "small deer"—in
less than three minutes. In due time a
change comes over the monster. Na-
creature rises 10 the surface, the caul
bursts, and out flies the insect like an
eternal illustration of the fable of P»yche.
In five days the machinery of its exist
ence, which is wound up to go for that
time and no longer, runs dowj*. Sack
is the biogrsphy of the misquiix
RAGS.—Rags are small things and nol
worth much in small quantities but they
are increasing in price, as paper-maker
take delight iu telling printers. House
wives who have an eye to economy will
find themselves profitably employed, if
they gather their waste cotton and linen
rags for the paper-maker. There are
heaps of them thrown away. In the
present demand for tliem this
can
be afforded.
paper-maker.
BTCotton growing has been
hardly
Save your rags for tfea
suo«
fully tried in Australia. One plauterr*
ports a profit of over 970 for the pro
duct of five acres.
TUB SEASON IN ENGLAND«*~TBO
weather in April was as cold in Eng
land us in this part of our o*vn coun-
lry-

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