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' A Family Newspaper Devoted to Education, Agriculture, Commerce,' Markets, General Intelligence, Foreign and Domestic News.
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Executed on the shortest notice and in the
Blank, ueeuv. oionjtasc, - -
Executions, and all kinds of Blanks kept on
hand and for sale..
Once up stairs in the old riymouth Hotel.
Drv Goods
J Boots A. Shoes. Haidware. Queensware,
Tjroceues auu um .
c -5 rat? N'F. Attorner & Counsel
lor at Law. Office up stairs over Palm
er's Store. Plymouth, ina.
w tt rt CVVPTTM nfflr il D1S ICSI
dence three doors north tf Edwards
otel. on Michigan street
wnnntrPI. n.t .Tim UIT UOUUI
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Groceries, Crockery aad Ready made
.niothin: corner Laporte $ Mich, streets. -
tt DonwMf TR Ar PO. Dealers in Dry
Junuii mm , -
. Goods, Boots & Shoes. Ready made
Clothing, Hardware & cutlery.
TR. T. A. LEMON. Practicing Physician.
1 I i K.io. ; rirmr. Medicines. Oils,
a ana ucatci tu - - -
Paints &. Groceries, east side Michigan street.
a vrwpnriR: nier m Foreign ana uo
JOL. meitic Groceries and Provisions, east
side Jlicrtigan trect..
WL. PIATT. Chair &. Cabinet maaer,
and Undertaker. Furniture room in
north room of the old Plymouth noiei.
T HAS ELTON, Manufacturer and dealer
f in Boots x snoes, ana oaw riuug.,
. -A 4
west sme ..mcnijfa sttci..
TOSKPll TOTTER Saddle and Harness
manufacturer, corner Laporte ana iemc
GS. CLEAVELAND Wholesale and re
, tail dealer in Dry Goods. Hardware and
Groceries, new building, north side lpcgtejrt.
NH. OflLESBEE Ä Co. Dealers in Dry
. Goods Groceries, Hardware, Boots and
Shoes, Crockery &c.; in the Brick Store.
ICE CREAM SALOON. M- II. Tibbita pro
prietor, up stairs in Rusk's building.
WESTERVELT & Co. Dealers in
Dry Goods Groceries, Hardware. Boots
A Shoes. Ready made Clothing &.C
Retail dealer in Drug! Medicines, Oils,
lainta. Glass &. G Usaware, and Groceries.
BROWN & BAXTER Manufacturers of Tin
Sheet ron and Copperware.and dealers
in Stoves sign of Tin shop 4r Stove. - .
m tii m m m m mm mm.M ,,,mj,a.,,i 0 wm tt i.miin ' " '
CH. REEVE, Atty. at Law. Collections
. punctually atteuded to in Northern In
diana. Lands lor sale cheap.
W. SMITH. Jasüce of the peace, will
.attend to business ta the Circuit and
Com. Pleas courts. Over the Post office.
and 8nrem. oUrt ms residence on
he east side of Michigan stree t
TOHN COÜGLE, Keeps a general assort-
J ment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Vegetables
aad Meat of all kinds. Cor. Gano
TTVR.J. D. GRAY, Eclectic Physician; will
I 9 attend to calls da or night. Office four
doors north t C- -- Reeve residence.
ELLIOTT Ä Co. Wagon, Carriage & Plow
Manufacturers, at their new stand at the
louta end of the Bridge, Michigan street.
.TR R. BROWN. Physician and Surgeon,
J will promptly attend 10 all cans in ais
m a a 1 atL T I
ptoiesston. umce ai nts resiueuce, soma r iym
A. JOSEPH, Cabinet Maker and Un-
dertaker, South Plymouth.
TR. CHAS. WEST. JJclectic Physician,
I J Office at his residence, east side Michi
gam street.
FAIL0R, Cabinet Makerand underta-
a ker, earner Center &. Washingron stf.
TTTD WARDS' HOTEL, Wm. C. Edwards Pro-
ui prietor, corner of Michigan and YrashiDg
ton streets. v
"O C. TURNER, House CarpenteT&i Joiner'
JC Shop on Washington street, east of
Michigan street. t
A K. BRIGGS, Horse Shoeing and
'4', Blicksmithingof all kinds done to order.
Shop south east of Edwards' Hotel.
proprietors, South Plymouth.
JOHN SMITH,. Manufacturer of Fine
Custom made. Roots. . Shop next door north
qf thg Brick Store'.
JAMES & M. ELLIOTT Tamers, Chair Ma
kers, and Sign Painters, Michigan street,
fiöutft Plymouth. . -
MH. PE0HER & CO., Dealers In iümily.
Groceries, Trovisions, Coniectionarie
6te, South Plymouth.
TTJEIRICK & LAMSON.Houa, Sign, and
V V Ornamental Painters. Shop south
end of the Bridge, Pljmovth; Ind. , . . . :
RT ac At the highest market prices,
V taken on subscription the Canner;
thmedatUieoe. " jllr,i8i5
From the New York Evening Post.
Sooth Carolina to hrr Sons.
To arms, my children, up and do!
By Northern speakers shamed;
Your orators are weak ahd few,
Your couiage is untamed.
Too long the brave palmetto State
Has had its feelings wrung,
Too long unanswered n debate
Has Sumner "switched his tongue."
The land that brings forth one Cajuoun
Exhausts its crop of brains,
Bnt you have bowie-knives instead,
And gutta-per cha cants.
If I have made your "skulls too think,
I've given you ready "Tiands,"
And there is virtue in a stick
- Youx country understands!
Your planter, ignorant as a lord.
The field-hand dull and low.
All comprehend with one accord
The logic of a blow!
Then grasp youi gutta-percha clubs,
J rr roach with ucrrr tskad
Don't acvK with the caitiff wretch,
Got. Wright 'of InJijina.
Our readers will reracmbar that on the
17th of last month the Buchansn party
of Indiana held . ratification meeting in
Indianapolis. A number of Kentuck
ians happened to be in attendance, and
from one of them, & man of unquestion
ed veracity, we learn that the gentleman
whose name heads this article made a la
bored argument to prove that the Demo
cratic farty was not, as the Republicans
charged, in favor of the extension, 6itf
teas in reality the only true freedom par
ty in the country. Said Gov. Wright,
"1 the policy of the Democratic party
in reference to slaver j is adopted and
carried out, bot another fooT or slave
; We 4are the Kentucky friends of Gov
ernor Wright to deny that he made this
statement. We can substantiate it by
undoubted testimony. The position of
Gov. Wright's is similar to that of Mr
Groesback, of Cincinnati, an old line
Democrat, who, in a recent speech at
that place, used in substance this lan
MWe all desire freedom for Kansas,
and wa feel that ahe' will be. admitted
into the Union aa a free State, whether
the election falls to Buchanan or Fre
The remarks of Mr. Groesbeck were
reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer, of
the 4 lb of July.
Do not these positions of prominent
Nothern Democrats sustain us in the
charge we hare already made that thr
principle of squatter sovereignty, whicl
the Northern Democracy everywhere
maintain, is practically the vilest species
of Abolitionism? will Southern men
never open their eyes to the falsity and
hypocrisy of the assertion of Southern
Democrats that their Drethem in the
North ar true frienda of the South?
We warn Southern men of the Tips
they are cursing in their bosoms. We
warn mem irom amuation wun men
who advocate a principle which "John
C. Calhoun and Wm. King denounce.
aa worse than Wilmot Provisoi6m.
Louisville Journal,
A correspondence of the Whealis
Tim jayjr Will'yöü please publish
Xhe above that tho Southern Democra
cy may see what a fix they are liWly
to be in. The Legislature of Virginia,
and tile Deimniti-Jiutt f the Crrqut "
rar were fierce in denouncing the Squat
ter principle of Gen. Cass. Is it more
palatable when advocated by Buchanan,
lie is the Cincinnati platform, and the
platform is squatter sovereignty, which
Calhoun said was nurse than Wilmot
Provisoism. . One plank of the Cincin
nati platform has been taken out entire
ly, I mean thot one which ignored inter
nal improvement by Congress. But old
Buck is not disheartened at all, he can
now be seen astride this gap, one side of
bis face looking South, the other, with
the lame or squinted eye, with a rmile at
the North, with it'a all right. ,
Gen. Cass was one of the first to laud
the platform, and was first to draw out
this lost plank. If thia does not open
the eyes of Southern Democracy, I know
not what wilt This is not all.' It
seems that th whole of the public lands
are to be given to a few. individuals, un
der the plea of granting lands to rail
roads. It is time these stupendous frauds
should cesse; iu fct they should naver
have existed, and Pierce, whilst he . ve
toes internal improvements when mon
ey is appropriated, signs the mos.t ob
noxious and fraudulent land grants, as if
Congress had the power to do the great
er evil, and not the lesser.
; Is not the no&itioa of prominent Nor
thern Democrats euouh to open the eyes
of Sontbern Dsbocrscyt
You msy res,t assured you are embrac
ing a vipsi that trill stirj'you if you
eltvste Juchicsato tj Htzzli'tncji v
I truß: there is bolh North and South
conservatism enough to rally and defeat
so dangerous a candidate, by electing
and once more trusting the model Poeßi
dent, Millard Fillmore.
ilounrfsriZJe (Va.) American'
irngkm III 1
- England Urging the Sale of Cuba.
. Wasmbgton, August 8.
Movements of the highest importance
in reference to the interests of the Uni
ted States are now on foot in Europe,
growing, in.part, out of the assumed de
signs of Napoleon III, upon Spain.
I may ' state, upon information' not
questionable that the British government
have again urged upon the government
of Spain the expediency of the salo and
cession of Cuba to the United States. I
say again, too, pending the Ostend con
ference, the British government favored
this measure.- But now, in view of the
ambitious, project of Napoleon HI for
the assertion of pretensions to the crown
of Spain, that- government has become
exceedingly anxious to strengthen Spain,
by cutting off her expensive and useless
appendage of Cuba, and by the same
means to enable Spain to improve her
provinces, and be better enabled to sc
cure her independence against domestic
insurrection and foreign invasion.
If Napoleon succeeded in his intrigues,
he will extend his empire over both
Spain and Cuba, and this attempt is nnc
e&sarily to be resisted by England, at the
hazzard of a war with France a war in
which she will gladly have the United
States as an ally. The transfer of Cuba
to any foreign power the United S'.ales
have been pledged to resist ever since
the administration of Mr. Momoe.
The Biitish government have rrpre
sented to the late government of Espar-
tero, and the present administration of
O'Donnell, that Spain cannot long retain
possession of Cuba against the United
States, lor a proper consideration a hun
dred or a hundred ' nnd -fifty millions of
dollars and thus improve her physical
and political condition.
Napoleon III has on the other handj
concentrated a large foic onthe Spanish
frontier, and is actively engaged in in
trigue with the queen mother, Christiana,
whose malign influence is deeply felt in
the affairs of Spain.
A rupture between England and France
is to be apprehended on this subjrct ni
an early day; meanwhile England seeks
to conciliate the United Slates by re
moving every possible cause of disagree
ment, and the two countries may be
soon compelled to make common cause
against the designs of France in re
gard to Spain and Cuba. "
ai .- . a -
- Brooks at the South.
Col. Brooks wts sworn in to day, nnd
received the
congratulations of
friends. While it the Virginia White
Sulphur Springs, Col. Brooks was quite a
lion, hating to undergo an introduction
to several hundred gues:?. When leaving
he called for his bill, and was informed
that his Gnancial matters had been- at
tended to by iheguestfif nd that a private
carrtage and niTescort awaited him with
out. The ladies wared their handkerchiefs
in honor of South Carolina .and ber
"chivalrous' representative. Cor. of N.
Y. Herald.
So, the ruffian who admitted that he
was afraid to attack Sumner until he
could do so at an advantage, nnd whose
cowardly conduct has been hissed from
Maine to Texas by sensible people, and
who hsj crowned his cowardice by back
ing out of a fight he himself invited, is
cheered and kissed by Southern ladies,
and his expense paid by Southern gentle
men. We may be sure now that ho is a
choice specimen of the chivalry cultivated
by slavery. State Journal.
Mr. Bnchanan' Opposition lo Farcisncrs.
' Had the following sentiments been
uttered by Mr. Buchanan within the last
two years, he might bnye been put down
as a very good Know Nothing:
'The greater part of those foreigners
who would be affected by it have long
been the warmest frienda - of tho Demo
ctatic pariy. They have been one of the.
great means of elevating the present rul
ing party, and it would have been ungrate
ful for that party to have abandoned them.
LEADERS (the Democratic) FOR MORE
THAN TWENTY YEARS, and well have
they been paid for their irouble fcr it
has been . one of, the principal causes of
introducing-and communing them in
power. Immediately before the war, this
foreign influence had completely embodied
itsel( with the majority, particularly ': at
the West, arid ita voice was heard. "so
loud at the fsat of Government that
(resident Madison was oblid to" yield;
to its dictates and retire from office, j
The choice was easily made by a mnn I
who preferred his private, interests to tho !
public good, Biiu therefore huriied us irr-j
o-a war utterly unprepared. - ' -
We ought to uso every exertion to turn
out of power Ihose weak ami wicked
men whose wild and - visionary schemes ,
have been tested and. found warning.' j
Above all we ought to dbive from our j
shores r UnlMuUiN ii r Lux4vri, jlu
foreign influence has been in EVER
colors the thick ATMOSPHERE of PREj- j
udice by which it is ever SURROUNDED, '
EXCLUDING FROM ITS. SIGHT THE the glorious but ' unpixying business of
LIGHT OF REASON. Let us then learn makii;g Kansas a Slave Staie. Ho col
wisdom from experience. AND FOR ; lccted a compnuy of nearly ihree hun
EVER BANISH THIS FIEND FROM (jIP(i mpn. whose exnenses to theTerrito-
The Slave Trade. j
We have over and over cgain called
public attrntiou to the lact that trie
SlaveTrade, in spile of all the laws!
against it,' is actively and constantly car-
riea on from the ports of New-xoik and .
, . , , "... . . . '
Baltimore. ro one familiar with ihe'
. ., . . .
details of tho shipping business in this ,
. . . . . , j
Vlijr is igliviaut vi iti lie icicut itu
lalions in our Courts of law place it be
yond controversy. Scores of vessels .
fitted out here ostensibly for some of the t
obscure ports of Cuba or South America,
atari for the coast of Africa, take in car
oncK n I slaves, anil, in finite of laws, cru-
, '! i u 5
iseis.and Government oflkuls, land them :
in Cuba, where the market is always j
open. The extraordinary precautions'
which the hazards of the voyage render
necessary, increase, incalculably the suf
ferings of the poor wretches who are
thus brought over. . But avarice blinds
men to all thoughts of humanity, and
men can always be fouud here in New
York ready to furnish the capital fur
such adventures, and to load their souls
with tha awful responsibility for such
agonies and murders, in consideration of
the profits they hope to'rcnp! .
'While the great aim and object of our
Government is to extend Slavery into
Kansa?, and make it permanent aud par
amount in the tfTiiis of this Republic,
it wculd be folly to hope for any atten
tion in that quarter to this great and
growing infamy. It has been proposed
already in ihe Senate of the Unittd Sinlcs,
to repeal the laws against the Slave
Trade, to get rid of these restrictions
upon the extension of Slavery, just as
those which kept it out of Kansas were
got rid of by the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise; When the Slavery oligar
chy feels strong enough, this measure
will undoubtedly be pushed to consum
mation: and meantime the' Government
will wink at the evasions of the law,
and make uo effort to. strike at the root
of iht evil itself. The Londou Tine
in an article, says that no hope of its
cefsatiou can bo eiiteruined s j long as
Cuba continues to afford a slave maikel.
We believe this io be true: and we be
lieve that-it is, therefore, tb'-J,""r
our Govejjimiit,TrTcönnection with
ihe"'other nations of the civilized world,
to make such steps as shall close that
market effectually and forever.
N. V. Tribune.
Tee Last.
Yet another disgraceful outrage has
been perpetrated at Washington Or,
(as perhaps the admirers of Preston S.
Brooks will say.) another Southern Rep
lesentative has displayed his chivalry in
the vindication of the honor of his, po
litical mother. A Southern con6iituen-
cy may again be called upon to vote gold-
headed canes to the author of so gallant'
.. . A
iiuiv at ..as u LJ ui'J UK1IJ,'
Mr. Oranger, of New York, whom a chiv
alrous Virginian, Mr.-McMullen, under
took to beat. Both parties, according to
the telegraphic accounts, were riding in
an omnibus, and, while there, commenc-
ed conversing on political topics. Mr.
McMullen boasled, after the manner of
sectionalism, that the South would not
submit to Col. Fremont'ß election if that
event should take place. Mr. -Granger
replied that they would be made to sub
vnit. To this expression of opinion the
Virginian responded by blows; Even
the gray hairs of his opponent were no
protection to him. It is imposiible.to
say to what extent the excited feelings' of
Mr. McMullen might have led him iu his
onslaught. He was happily checked by
the interference of the passengers : after
he had struck Mr; Granger twice cnd
considerably, bruised his face. The out
rage is worthy of being placed in the
same record with the murders and as
saults that have so lately preceded it.
They will all make a bright catalogue by
which the . existence of, the late session
of Congress will - be chiefly recognized j
and remembered hereafter.' Bah! The '
people are disgusted" with such1 scenes,1
and will endure them no Ionger.! There':
will be a change soon. And it; i time
that there should be one. I
I . . -." Times. -,
itlajor Buford-
It appears from the St. Louis IVeirs
that the gallant commander of Soulhern
chivalry, who was in at the sacking of
j Lawrence, has not succeeded very well
;in Kansas. He has gone home disgusted.
Kansas does not pay. Conquering the
Territory is, after nil. a costly business,
The slave power will find, perhaps that
freedom is not to be put down without
ai.i, cumu, -
and defeats.
The News has the following in regard
to the disappointed Major:
TL !-.' I.I X.'. - -1 J
A IIIS grHUCIIiaii bUlU Ulb piau la nuu lu
Alabama, and invested the proceeds, a-
mounting to something like $50,000, in
iy he paid, having first entered into a
written apreement with' each member,
individually by the terms of which, his
men wee tQ pre.empl a claim of ,anJ
in Kansa?, and mortgage it to their com
mander, to secure the money hi advanc
ed' to them. All promised well, and
. , , . . . . .
MJor liuford flattered himself with the
prospect lhat ins Alabama plantation
' - . ..
would be the means of securing to him
a hundred or more Kansas farms, worth
a d zen times as much as the one he par-
i fast w Vi Ttnf Via c r r n ftititiA t Ii n fininfT
0 - D
io uisiant ierriiories to maintain tne
rights of the South, is not just what it
to be. M.-tjor Buford passed
through this city, not lone ao on his
, , ' ......
- ktr t A.I'kYi'B -v- t. ,1 o r- ,1 that Via vc
way to Alabama, and it is said that he is
0 disgusted with' the Kansas business
that he will have, nothing more to do
with it. He tried lo get his men to set
tle on pre emption claims and become
steady citizens, so as to secure him for
the sums of money he had paid out to
them. But the men could not be induc
ed to do it. They preferred roving over
ihe country in 'organized bands, depend
ing upon their too hospitable frifnds in
Kcnsus und Missouri for the means of
support. These fiiends are becoming
tired of them and no doubt desire their
departure. They have done nothing for
themselves, nothing for their command
er, and nothing for the cause of the South
in Kansas.
l'ro-SIavcry Iics.
Henry Ward Beecher in the last
dependent speaks truly nnd eloquently
of the "shower of lies heaped on Fre
mont, and we commend what he saya
to our friei.ds, and all others:
This campaign is to be one of emi
nent and abounding falsehood. It will
rain end hail lies. They will come like
gnats and locusts, like frogs and murrain.
Let no man be alarmed. Col, Fremont
from this time till November will walk
in a storm of fire and brimstone, and
nothing will provent his being consum
ed but llint which preserved Shadrach,
Meshnch and Abednego. God will pr-
' serve him.
It is a" matter of gra"ltlon lhat we
have at le' aTnan presented "fur ihe
Presidency, of scrupulous honor, of man
ly bearing, of incorrupt mcrals, of a he
roic spirit, young, enterprising, proved in
danger, "of an excellent judgment, "of
great sagacity in practical affairs," re
markable for capacity to command, and
for habits of self-command, and above
all, an unworn, unhackneyed politician.
He is an honest man, and he is not a
supple politician.
Against such an one thero can be
brought no political charges, no broken
promises, no tergiversations, no conduct
j supple, evbsive, unmanly, dishonest.
He has no feuds, no party commitments,
i .- t t, i
no political enmities. -He is a clear,
fresh, able, honest, heroic man, ' Let us
try how it will seem again to see such a
man President of these United States.
Therefore, let Christians pray for him;
let all men work;-' let lies . breed and
swarm, and buzz and die, like mosqui
toes iu n morass, ' but let every true
man go right . straight forward; talking,
spreading papers, rearoniug and persuad
ing, and then let November" be the" judg
ment day of a faithless, treaty-breaking,
slave-spreading 'party. ' -
iwnii , ..
Buch a nan's Vote to Pwiflethe Mails!
U. S. Senate, Wednesday, . June 8,
1836. Oa motion of Mr. Calhoun, the
bill to prevent the circulation of incend
iary publications touching the subject of
Slavery) in the mail, was taken up on
its third reading. , , , ' , ; .
The bill was losl on its passage by the
following vote;
Yeas Messrs. Black. . Brown, BUCH
ANAN, Calhoun, Culhbert, Kins of Ala-
bama. Kine of Georsia, Mangum. Moore,
Nicholas, Porter, Prestou, Rives, Robinson,
Tallmadge, Walker Wright White 19, '
' Navs Messrs. BENTON, Clay, Crit-
tenden, Davis,' Ewing'of Illinois, Ewing
of Ohio. Goldsborouth. Hendricks. Hub'
t bard, - Kent,; Knightt M'Kean, j Leigh,
Morris, Naudian, Nales. Treuuss, Ruggles
Shepley, Southard, . Swift, Tomlinson,
Tipton, Wall. Webster 25.
It will be seen that Mr. Buchanan was
truer to Slavery and its despotic demands
than several leading Southern Senators,
among them Clay, Benton, Crittenden.
Leigh, of Virginia. Goldsborough and
Kent of Maryland.
Every one understands what is ment
by "incendiary writings." .They include
every speech or publication which ques
tions the morality or lawfulness of
Slavery. All such publications could, at
theldiscretion of a South Carolina" post
master, ba burned or destroyed, without
consulting the parly to whom they were
addressed. The Kansas laws on this
subject, copied, we believe in this,-as in
other cases, from these of Missouri, pun
ish with fine nnd imprisonment the
circulation of any writing which ques
tions the rali lity of Slavery in the Ter
ritory. National Era,
Sectios ai Partv. Gen. Wm. O. But
ler, in a letter dated CarroKton, July
22J, and published in a Louisville paper,
That party has,' therefore, properly
assumed the right to its leadership, aud
in conjunction with a portion of the
old line Whigp, has preecnted as its
6landard-bearers the Hon. James Buch
anan, of the old Keystone State, and the
Hon, JohnC. Breckinridge, of Kentucky.
I know them well, and congratulate the
country on their nomination. They
want no eulogy of mine. It is enough
to say that they are bolh highlygifted,
highly-cultivated gentlemen, of stainless
reputation, and true as steel to the South
on the slavo question in all its bearings.
To plain folks this looks sectional: Gen.
B. evidently knows no North, no East, no
West, nothing but the Soulh, Mr. Buch
anan is true as steel to the interests of
the whole country no;Uen. Untier says,
"as true as steel to the interests of the
South'"! How can any northern man
refuse to vote for a candidate so true to
the interests of the slave Barons? This
is equal to Mr. Buchanan's letter to the
New York hards and softs, whose union
he said would be hailed with delight by
the entire South. When there is ed
palpably a South, there ought to be a
North. Every freeman ' thinks there
ought to be. Madison Cour, -
A correspondent of the New York Tri
bune, writing from Shanghai, makes the
following reference to Chinese farming:
Every foot of ground is in the high
est slate of cultivation, aud I have nev
er seen farms kept in better order in any
part of America. Tho fact is, foreign
ers have already derived manv useful
bints from ihe . Chinese, and may yet learn
more. The chain-pump, which has been
patented in America as an origiual in
vention, has been in use for centuries in
China. It is used to elevate water from
the canals on to their rice fields. A
Frenchman some fifteen years ago, with
much eclat, commenced hatching eggs
! by steam in Faris. .This has been prac
ticed so long in China, that even tradi
tion cannot tell who wes the discoverer
of the art. They have large establish
ments in the different towns, where thou
sands may be seen hatching at a time.
This, however, is a digression. The
canahs also serve another purpose Where
tho farmer is not near a town, they sup
ply him with the most of his manure.
In every direction we saw the farmers,
withjbaraboo tongs drawing up the rich
rnud from the bottom, just as fishermen
catch oysters. This they spread on their
farms. The staple productions of this
plan are wheat, rico, hemp, silk, and cot
ton. .
A Fable. A young man once picked
up a sovereign lying in the - road. Ever
afterwards as he walked along, he kept
his eyes fjxed steadily upon the ground
in hopes to 'find another. And in the
course of a long life ho did pick up, at
different times, a goodly number of coins,
gold ond silver. But all these years,
while he iwas looking for them, he saw
not that the heavens were orient above
him, and; nature beautiful around. He
never once allowed his eyes to look up
from the mud and filth in which he
sought the treasure; and when he died
a rich man he only knew this fair earth
of ours as a dirty road in which to pick
up money as you walk along!
.Fall of Ihe Charter Oak.-
.t , II abtfoed, Conn., Aug. 21,
The Charter Oak fell this morning' at a
quarter. before 1 o'clock, with a tremen
dous crash, and. but six feet of the slump
now remains. This. famous tree was far
past its prime when the Charter was
concealed in. ft on the 9th of May, 1689,
and was probably an old tree when Columbus-
discovered the New World. It
stood ..upon the old Wyllis Estate,
Crowds of citizens are visiting the ru
ins, and each one bears away a portion
of tha venerable tree. !
J. D. Bright a Slaveholder. ' , . "
The Madison Courier of August 6th
says in an article in reference to the card
of C. M. Clay, written in Indianapolis,
which wo have published:
Now the "'best Democrat' in the Stata
Jesse D. Bright owns tocrteen
slaves in his own rtght. If it is a sin in
Mr. Clay to hold a life estate in slaves
belonging to bis children, after he has
emancipated all that he had absolute con
trol over, what can be said in defence of
Mr. Bright,' who pretends to bein favor
of free States and free labor'while he
owns fourteen men, women end children,
"in the same catalogue and upon tha
same terms as his twenty fire head of
cattle." ."
Mr. Clay, born in a slave State, in-'
herited slaves from his father; and all
the slaves so inherited he emancipated,
Mr. Bright, born and raised in a free
State, becomes the owner of slaves,
holds them absolutely, and has not lib
erated a single thing or chattel of them.
Which of the trvo is the better man?
A French author finding his reputa-
lion impeded by. the hostility of the crit
ics, hit upon the following expedient to
get fame and money: He dressed him
self in a workmanlik'e attire, and repair
ed to a distant province, where he took
lodgings at a farrier's shop, in which he
did a little work every day at the forge,
and anvil. But the greater part of his .
time was secretly devoted to the compo-
silion of three large volumes of poetry
and essays, which he published as the ..
works of a Journeyman Blacksmith.
The trick succeeded all France was in
amazement, the poems of this "child of
nature," ' this ''untutored genius," this
"inspired son of Vulcan," as he was now
called, were immediately praised by the
critics, and were soon purchased by eve
rybody. The harmless deceit filled the
pockets of the poor poet, who laughed to
see the critics writing incessant praise
on an author whose every former effort
they made a point of abusing.
Mortality amojjo Hogs. The farm
ers on the Big Miami, from New Balti- ,
more to Venice, are losing nearly all
their hogs by a severe epidemic, which
carries oft ninety out of every 100 at
tacked, within.two hours after the symp
toms are manifested. The farmers call
the disease cholera; the spasms and oth
er symptoms exhibit similar evidencesof
congestion to those manifested by human
beings seized with that fatal disorder.
A. C. II. Cone, Esq., lost 300 hogs, and
L. B. Clarkson, Esq., OTer 200; neigh
boring, farmers have lost in proportion.
These were lively, healthy hogs, not .
still fed. . A panic prevails among the
hog feeders of the above district, and
they are selling off as fast as they can.
Cin. Gazette.
Fremont is sweeping e-verything be-
fcre him in Wisconsin. A late me&s
meeting held in Rock County, of that
State, exceeds erery demonstration made .
by the Republicans of Wisconsin, thus -
far, during the present campaign. . It
indeed surpasses in enthusiasm the pop-
ular movements of 1810. Seren thou.
sani freemen were in council, and a pro
cession formed two miles in length.
Says a Wisconsin paper; "The nomina-'
tion of Fremont and Dayton has enkin
dled a spirit among the m&Eses that
sweeps all before it, and spreads like
flame through a dry prairie. Put downr
John C. Fremont a majority of thousands
in Wisconsin." . .
The Cikcihhati Platfobm. If any -of
our readers yet have any stomach for
the Cincinnati Platform, let them read
the following from an Arkansas Whig: .
Now. this Cincinnati platform seems
to be a perfect hodge podge. Tom Kirfc
mau used to tell of a Iriend of his
dropping in about dinner time on an old .
lady who invited him to draw up to
the table. There was a huge pile of
the pot order for dinner. The old lady
helped him bountifully, and he being
hungry, was doing justice to it.--.
Stranger,' said the old lady, you will
find almost every sort of meat in this
pie.' 'Yes madam,' said he1, 'and fish
too,' as he drew, between his lips what
he imagined was the backbone of a red-,
horse or sucker. 'Lord have marcyex
claimed the old woman, 'if there ain't
out fine tooth comb that Billy lost two
weeks ago.'
Fremont's Haib, A letter-writer just
before Fremont's nomination saw him, ;
was much pleased, but bad oca fault to '
find 'he parts his hair in the middle."
At all events it is nothing new, as an.
''old federalist' testifies. An exchange :
paper says: . . .
We heard, the olher day, an old Fede-,
ralist, who was looking at a portrait of
Fremont, at the window qf a book store, .
swearing at the original because ha wears
his hair a Utile different from the prevail
ing mode patting it in the middle."
Said be, that's just the way JeTer:ou
did; Fremont is as much of a scoundrel
as he was, I believe." Fed. oes for Bu-
chanin. : -

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