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:: l VOL. S. NO. 1.) . ?BL.MOUTH, THUMglDAY, FEBRUARY-C, 1857. ' (WHOLE WO. 08.
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usincss Directory
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At the end of bix months,
delayed until the end of the year,
ne iquare (ten lines or les3,) tlree weeks,. 1 00
ach additional insertion,. ..... 25
tColamn three months, 5 00
Column six months, 8 00
Column one year, 12 00
V Column three months,. . 8 00
j Colüirn six montlis,. . 15 00
Column one year 25 00
Column three months, 14 00
" Column six months, -24 00
Column one year 45 00
Yearly advertisers hare the privilege of one
hange free of charge.
&bt SUmon-af $ofr (Dire!
' &c., &c.
Our Job Department is noir supplied with an ex
tensire and well selected assortment of new styles
plain and fancy
Which enables us to execute, on short notice and
reasonable terms, all kinds of Plain and O.namen-
And in short. Blanks of every variety and descrip
tion. Call and see specimens.
by I. Mattinglt, Plymouth, Ind.
y Dry Goods and Groceries, first door east of
Michigan street, Pljmouth. Lnd.
Goods and Groceries, corner Michigan and
La Torte street? .Plymouth, Ind.
i Grocerh, south corner La Porte and Michi
gan streets,.. Plymouth, InJ.
. Dry Goods k Groceries, Brick Store Iich
. Stoves, Tinware, 4c, Plymouth, lnd
and Retail Grocer, Plymouth, lnd.
Cabinet Ware Plymouth, lnd.
West side Michigan St., Plymouth, lnd.
Wagons, Carriages k Plows, Plymouth, lnd.
ers of S&jh kc Plymouth, lnd.
outhof the Bridge Plymouth, lnd.
, Plymouth, lnd.
Plymouth, lnd,
rlymcutn, lnd.
9 selor at Law Plymcuth, lnd.
k Notary Public, Plymouth, lnd.
Plymouth, lnd.
cousellor at Law, office over C. Palmer's store,
cor. Laporte and Mith. sts., Plymouth, Indiana.
Counsellors at Law, Plymouth, lnd.
. Plymouth, lnd.
gton, .Plymouth, lnd.
GEON & Druggist, Plymouth, lnd.
..Plymouth, lud.
GEON,. Plymouth, lnd.
and Jeweler. Plymouth, lnd.
Jetc, Plymouth, lnd.
thing Furnishing Goods, Plymouth, lnd.
And dealer in Flour Plymouth, lnd.
Lumber, Ac. Plymouth, lnd.
Alfred Billows, Plymouth, Lad.
in Dry Goods, etc, Plymouth, lud.
. Plymouth, lnd.
Plymouth, lnd.
Office over Palmer's store. Plymouth, lnd.
' Plymouth, lnd.
Boots and Si oes r!ymouth, lnd.
dealer in Boots & Shoes, Plymouth, lnd.
south of river bridge, ... .Blymouth, I if
M,akerf , Plymoutn, ia.
Here we can listen still and alone,
To the whistling wind's low shrieking notes,
And this rippling rivers gentle tone,
The moaning sound in the night birds throats.
And it is naught if we linger here
'Till ths pale moon mounts her cloudy tin one,
Till the night has dropped her latest tear,
And the dove has given her last low moan.
We have much to say ere we part to-night
The tale of our life for ten long years,
Of our wasted youth and our heart's long blight,
Of the outward emile and the inward tears.
But we cannot mark how the face has changed,
Nor the wasted form in this happy shade,
As spirit to spirit we're not estranged,
But can speak of the idols our hearts hare made.
O, I were happy if the star yet shone
That lit my life in days that are gone,
Though my way were wild, and I wandered alone,
And night came on when morning should dawn.
But the light was out one hapless hour,
And the mighty wind and the highborn soul
No longer moves with its god-like power
The world of minds it could once control.
In another world I soon may know
Why his smile was a heaven, his words a charm,
Why his gentle wayä and his deep tones low
Could qu?et the throng and fear disarm.
But we haTe much to say ere we part,
My early friend of years bygone: '
I will give you the tears of a bleeding heart,
While you tell your tale as the stars roll cn.
Maid of my childhood's fairy days,
Sweet Phebe Belle! This twilight, free,
I leave the world's tumultuous ways
And waft my thoughts to home and thee.
Though far life's vista glides apace,
Though fast its early scenes recede,
By the light of thy bright eye-lit face,
I my the dream-like 6tory read.
We have been sinless friends in youth
In another world we seemed to dwell,
Where the soul was peace, and the lip spake
And the heart loved easily, not too well;
When earth was new, and its forms of light,
We fancied oft Time wouM not spoil.
Blest hours! Who does not chide their flight
In later life's inclement toil?
As is revealed my veiled path,
I list for thy soft step in vain
My heart forgets the hopes it hath.
And would pulse o'er it cours aain.
Yet still thy smile all blandly beams
Thy tones of joy melt not away;
This twilight realm of spectral dreams
I see thee, and would be gay.
Who plea?ed me most when quite a child,
Was always pportire, tender, mild,
An J was the in.ant's favorite styled?
My Dog.
Who drew me in my little cart,
And acted well the horse's part,
And thus erine'd a gentle heart?
My Dog.
Who, when I too t my morning ride.
Was ever constant by my side,
And never would desert his guide)
My Dog.
Who, as I traveled in the dark,
Would run before and danger mark,
And then apprise me with his bark?
My Dog.
Who watched my door with anxious care,
And bade intruders olt beware,
Who would not let them enter there?
My Dog.
Who, in the field, would find me game,
And travel on though eer so lame;
Nor onre incur his master's blame?
My Dog.
Who, in the evening, near me lay,
Or cheer'd my home with friendly play,
Who would not from the parlor stray?
My Dog.
Who, when returned through rain and sleet,
Would be the friend I wished to meet,
To form a pillow for my feet?
Mj Dog.
Who, in adrersitj, would prove
Unchang'd affection bound in love,
More constant than the turtle-dove?
My Dog.
Should Parents Scold?
Soma folks am continually scolding thei
children. There is no sense in it, how
ever; we incline to the opinion th.t it is a
wrelched practice. It sours the temper of
the children, sj that one thorough scold
inif prepares the way for two or three
more. It sours your temper provided it
h sweet, which is a question if you are
born to scold, and thus the more you
scold, the more you wilUhave to scold,
and because you have become crosser,
and your children likewise. Seolding alie
nates the hearts of your children. Depend
upon it they cannot love you a& well after
you have berated them as they did be
fore. .
You may approach them with firmness
and decision, you may punish with severi
ty adequate to the nature of their offence,
and ihey will feel the justice of your con
duct, and love you notwithstanding all
this. It stiic up the blood, while it dis
closes your weakness, and lowers you m
their esteem. Especially at nujht when
they are about to retire, their hearts should
b melted and moulded with voi.rfs of
k:nlrc?3i that they may goto their slum
ber, Vuh thougYsof love s ealing around
their coals, and wlu8pering peace.
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Indiana Hospital for Insane.
The "Anuual Report of tho Commis
sioners and Superintendent" of thi3 Insti
tution, for 1856, possesses muck interest;
We glean from the Superintendent's Re
port, the following interesting facts:
Gentlemen To-day closes the eighth
fiscal year of this Institution. But eight
years have elapsed since the first patient
entered its wards, and although it may
still be siid to be lit a transition state, re
quiring means, time and labor, to bring
into full view its proportions, and display
its utility and capacity for ameliorating
the pitiable and forlorn condition of the
insane, still, in this incomplete state, the
good and benevolent everywhere have rea
son to be proud that its benefits have al
ready beeu extended to and felt in every
county, .md almost every neighborhood in
the State. Hundreds of" the insane, as well
as their relations and friends, have been
made to rejoice that the liberality of the
people established the "Indiana Hospital
for ihe Insane," and willed it to bo main
tained upon the most enlightened and hu
man principles.
The patients and household generally,
have enjoyed unusually good health during
. mi. i I'll
me pasi year, me maiaaies wnicn nave
proven fatal in; seventeen patients this
year, were in a majority of instances, con
tracted before admission, indeed we may
say with truth, before insanity developed
itself. Upon examining the tables extend
ing over the history of tho Institution,
you will perceive that one thousand and
eighty patients have been admitted and
treated, of which the round number of
one hundred have died. Thi3 small per
centage is certainly very gratifying, if not
highly creditable as well as remarkable,
when we consider that nine-tenths of the
admissions are afflicted with bodily di
sease, to aggravate and precipitate a fatal
The number discharged durin; the eiorht
years is eight hundred and forty-five, sub
ject to the following division, namely: five
hundred and ninety-four cured; improv
ed niuetyihree; unimproved, fifty-eight;
died, one hundred. These numbers taken
from the whole number admitted, leave
two hundred and thirty-five in the house
to-dav. There were one hundred and nine
ty applications during tho. year, being a
fraction over two patients to each county.
The number admitted for the same period,
is one hundred and seveuty-one. Add
the number remaining in the Hospital at
the end of the ficaal year, namely: one
hundred and ninety-five, and you have
three hundred and sixty-six patents who
wi9 subject to medical treatment since
our last annual report to vour Board. Of
this number, there have been disharged
one hundred and thirty-one. Accounted
for as follows, namely: one huudred and
nine cured: five improved, and seventeen
While the Gospel affords, in its correct
applieiuion.a ba'm for every wound.a refuge
for the weary and disappointed in every con
dition of life, there, is notwithstandinga ten
dency in this age to engage in polemics to
run after the incomprehensible, the non
essentials, and thus the excitable and wonder-seeking
part of mankind mire in the
blough of fau'y, the mere oll'shco of an
overstretched and too irritable imagination.
It is not the Gospel thalproduces insanity,
but it is the 'unnatural excitement of. an
ww breaking over the boundaries of the
proprieties of decency in its enforcement,
and thus hurling reason from her throne
that too confidently boasts of its number
of insane. So with the ai lS( and sciences,
while pursued in thei legitimate ways,
and by. individuals who have been accus
tomed to much thought, there is no dan
ger; but whenever the brilliancy of a new
discovery falls upon the mind unaccustom
ed to reading and systematic thinking, the
imagination takes wings and soars into re
gions created by its own omnipotent pow
er, there too often to remain u nap proac lia
ble by reason or any other appliances of
man. ine improvements ot the age have
added greatly to the number of insane;
and while money and luxury are the para
mount objects to be gained, the mind will
b3 overtaxed and overexcited, the body
a ill be overworked by alcohol, 'obacco and
other stimulants; and, as a finale, insanity
comes in and takes possession of the
wreck, and delivers it over to frightful de
lusions, and not unfrequently to death.
The overwrought religious, political and
other kindred subjects, which ar enter
tained andpropogated by t'ie ignorant, ar
dent and fanatical, has surely done much,
aye, too much, to, increase the number of
Insanity is increasing, and it is ro ily to
be lamented that its increasement is about
in exact proportion to the advancement in
improvements, and the increased facilities
for procuring the luxuries of life. The
impetus given in the last score of j'ears to
the general business of life, seems to have
hau a wonderful offect in causing insanity
in our rural districts.
Assuming the basis upon which support
was calculated for patients for ine two pre
ceding years, and with 6trict reference to
the advancement in prices of provisions,
fuel and labor, and with tho addition of a
new item of cost in the way of toll, of
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iiiueiy-oix uouars, iior me privilege oi
passing over tho road between the Hospi
tal and city,) we shall require thirty-four
thousand dollars from the first of April,
1857, to the thirtyfirst of March, 1858,
and also thirty-four thousand dollars from
tho first of April, 1858, to tho thirty-first
of March, 1859.
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"So person, unless it was one in daily
correspondence in referen'-e tJ. the insane
would readily . believe the amount of
misery and squalid poverty that exists in
our country from tin?, canse. We have two
r .t . ,11 i ?
iatners in one wara wno jiavc eacn a son
at home confined in chains. We have
mothers here who have daughters at home
crazy. We have had a" father and daugh
ter, mother and daughter, sister and broth
er hete on several occasions, and we have
them here now, who have near and dear
relatives at home, whose good calls for a
place in the Institution, but the want of
room and the chronic condition of their
malady precludes their admission. In
sanity is hereditary, and may be traced in
families for many generations. All men
are subject to insanity, none are exempt,
and like other afllciions to which man is
heir, he is liable to a relapse.
jtST The Scientific American describes
a carpet sweeping machine exhibited at
the Arrarican Institute in New York.
It consists of a sror.ll box in which theS3
is a revolving fan that sucks up all the
dust and dirt, and carries it into a small
compartment cmitaintng water. The wool
en fibres and larger particles are deposited
in a drawer. The sweeping is done by
pushing the box along over the surface of
the carpel by handles. The whole appa
ratus is light and simple, and will outlast a
thousand brooms. Ko dust is created, and
the sweeping is most thoroughly done.
From the Liverpool Times.
Mutiny t)a board an American Ship at
Soon after 10 o'clock this morning the
report of fire-aims was heard to proceed
from the American ship John L. Bogart,
now lying in the river, a id cleared for sea:
and.afterwards a flag of distres? was hoist
ed. The commander of the John L. Bo
gart, Capt. Conway, who was on shore at
the time, hastened to the American con
sul's office in order to procure assistance,
and immediately afterwards proceeded on
board. The consul at once communicated
with Mr. Clough, the in-door superinten
dent cf police, and the latter forthwith
despatched detective officers Scott . and
Eaton, with two others of that depart
ment, a.d they, taking 10 other officers,
proceeded to board the ship. On ap
proaching the side they perceived a regu
lar battle going on upon the deck, and
even the bulwarks of the ship boar traces
of being largely dabbled wiih blood. On
going on board, the deck around the fore
castle presented a horrible appearance, and
was covered with pools of gore; the man
showed shocking proofs of savage treat
ment, and the first ma'e had his head near
ly cloven, and lay- on the deck. One of
the crew was in tront of him, also on' the
floor of the ship, having been wounded in
the thigh by a pistol fired at him, as he
states, by the second mate, The officers
immediately stayed tho tumult, and then
proceeded to make prisoners.
The captain and officers charged the
crew with mutiny, and the latter accused
the officers of brutally ill-treating them.
Sixteen of the crew were placed in custo
dy for mutiny and injury to ihe officers;
and the second mate was arrested for
shooting at and w ounding James Christie,
an able seaman on board. Christie re
ceivd the wound in the upper part of the
leg, and ihe ball lodged in the thigh. He
was taken to the Birkenhead landing place,
whither the other 15 were carried, togeth
er with the second mate, and thance con
veyed to the Birkenhead office. The bul
let still remains in Christie's wound. The
first mate, whose name is C. Thorber, was
carried to the Northern Hospital, where he
now lies. He received a very bad wound
on the head, and a wound in the shoulder.
The whole of the crew in c istodv are
more or less injured some of them very
severely. One of the police officers took
from the first mate a pistol, and on being
cariied into the hospital, brass knuckles
were found in his pocket. Inquiries made
on board lead to the conclusion that the
oAlceis, from the moment the ship was
cleared, Commenced ill-treating ihe men,
and that this ill-treatment reached such a
point onSunday morning, that the men
struck work, and refused to pei form their
ordinary duty. The office is resorted to
arms; some shots were fired, and Christie
fell wounded. The men then seized what
ever was at hand, and attacked the officers,
wounding the first mate; as stated above.
The occurrence has created much sensa
tion in Liverpool.
One cause of the mutiny, as stated by
the ere w, is that they .'shipped for New
York, under articles to that effect, and as
they were nearly all black or colored men,
on learning that the vessel, was. bound fjr
Mobile, theyr efused to. go, that being a
slave State," wliero they would all be re
tained in custody.
All the rnen who are in custody are
blacks, and the ship has cleat e J for Mo
bile. " . N- .
There is, we believe, but liltla that is
definitely known as to the mode by whieh
diseases are communicated. Therefore,
all unnecessary contact or contiguity is to
be avoided, especially by unprofessional
persons. It may hi by inhalation of efflu
vium or infected air, tha morbid particles
being thus in contact with the blood in the
pulmonary circulation, toulJ, in effect, be
a kind of innoculation. The non-recurrence
of the moro virulent diseases in the
same subject is a merciful dispensation,
and is very likely connected with the cow
pox virus against the small pox in the
human subject. Dr. Jenner discovered
the effects of vaccination, and literally
changed the face of society for it i3 now
a rarity to see a faco marred with the small
pox--we i. ill here mention it in compli
ance with the wishespf "Virus." Henb
served, when his neighborhood was visited
bv small pox, the persons occupied in
Liilking, and were known thus to contract
a cutaneous disease from, the animal, were
generally passed over , by the dreadful
scourge, which gave him the idea of the
prophetic power of; tho disease against the
small pox. He acted upon it, and was successful.-,
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m Black Hole of Calcutta.
. There are many persons, no doubt, who
have never heard of the origin of this of
ten quoted passage; for them, and others
who may have forgotten the subject, we
copy the following article, which tells the
whole mournful story:
Lord Clive, while a Colonel in the Brit
ish army, commenced his career as found
er of the British Empire in India. Full
of honors and wealth, he returned to En
gland, but being defeated in getting into
Parliament in 175"6sa:led under the King's
command again for India, the company ap
pointing him to the Governorship of Fort
St. J)avid. But the very day he stepped
into the Gubernatorial chair at Madras, the
Bengal Nabob took Calcutta. Then came
that chapter of unheard of cruelty, familiar
to every child who has learned to read his
story books. The tragedy of the Black
Hole occurred in 1756, just a hundred
years ago.
The dungeon was but twenty feet square.
Mid-summer heat was parching all India.
The little garrison thought it all a joke
when they were ordered to go in bU.
to refuse was to dia, for Sarajahul Dow-
lack s orders must be obeyed prolonged
suffering was better than instant death;
they entered, one hundred and sixty -thiee
in all. The door was closed: tho small
aperture admitted neither light nor air.
When they bean to exchange breaths
tho startling truths burst upon them.
The air already was almost putrid; they
yelled, they shrieked in mortal agony; they
screamed far water, then killed each oth
er over the cup which passed through the
grating. While the poor prisoners were
bitinsr and squeezing each other's life
awaygasping for air, for water, for any
thing to relieve their agony the jail
ors laughed and danced in pure delight,
Holmeil, the highest in rank, offered the
jailor heavy bribes; but no, the nabob was
sleeping, and no one dared to wake him.
In the morning, when the debauch was
slept away, he ordored the dungeon door
to be opened, and then out staggered
twenty-three swollen, distorted, living
corpsesl One hundred and twenty-three
corpses were piled up a putrefying mass
of men; all shapes and form3 were repre
sented in the death struggle. The English
woman who survived was sent to the ha
rem of the Prince of Moor-hedebad.
Holmeil was saved and tells the tale.
The dead were burned on the pot, but
the harrowing picture did not move in the
least the granite disposition of the human
tiger. The horriblo deed reached Clive,
and the celebrated battle of Passey show
ed the inhuman Nabob that it was a fool
hardy thing to trifle with the feelings of
Englishmen. The soldier fouuht like
bull dogs; revenge stimulated them on, and
the Nabob's army of sixty thousand strong,
was broken like a reed. Clive lost but
twenty-two men-
Plant one Tree.
Only one; it is all we ask: it is a snial
job a mero trifle of labor for an idle
moment that may be spent in vorse than
idle occupation; a moment that if spent in
planting a tree, mignt oe the means oi
raising a monument to your name, or a
monument to mark a point of history in the
country, like that of the Charter Oak, so
renowned, so honored in the history of
Connecticut. I rue that was planted by
one who needs no monument, yet has them
by the million; one whom we should imi
late; one whom we may honor by the work
of our own band, for with them we can
build a home for the birds, and a shad
from burning suns for be'asts, ' besides
gratifying the eye of man with new beau
tles--the beauty of trees with green leaves
and flowers and fruit, lherelon we want
every hand in which the warm blood of
manly life flows, while it holds the paper
to read this little item, to plant a tree one
tree. Not now while the ice and snow hold
dominion all over our northern region, but
now is the time ti think, to promise," to
determine, to begin to warm into life
yourself, or else you will never com to
the point of bunging into life one treel
Now while you sit around vdut warm
Winter fires, which vou would not have
without the products of trees, while you
look out upon the almost treeless lands
cape, while, if you live in towns, you see
a hundred brick houses where you soo one
tree; while, if you live in tho country, you
see mile after mile of lanes; and remember
that last summer there was not a single
shade in all that distance; and while, too.
you read in the sarao paper with this ap
peal cf the scarcity and high price of fuel
in this city, and at the sama time think how
many more trees you might grow if tbey
were once planted.
Wo conjure you to resolve now, to-day
this moment, that when the ice melts and
the ground softens, and the Spring birds
beiu to sing, that you will plant a tree
one more tree; either for frui; or shade, or
ornament: and, if you ploise, call that
the Liberty Tree, and, let it grow free
fchado, free flowers, free fruit, free soil
and let it be the Tree of Freedom. Do not
restrict the planting to the head of the
family, but let every man, woman and
child plant a treea tree to mark the date
of the passing year of 1857. Think of it;
do not let the year pass without adding one
more to our cultivated trees one more
monument to remind you of fleeting time;
one more guide mark by the roadside of
life, that may. :n future years give you
new aspiration of love for a free country,
and for a people who planted trees. JV.
V. paper. . '
? , Bsspect Old Age.
; There, give him all the path. Tread
slowly and reverently in h'i3 presence.
Hush. that rude laughter, check that idle
jest. .See you not upon his temples the
snow of many winters? See you not the
sunken eyi, the bowed form, the thin hand,
upon whose surface '.he blue veins s'anJ
out like chords? Gone are the beauty and
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strength of manhood; and in that faded eye
but little light is left, save that of love and
kindness. That voice has lost its music,
save the soft undertone of affection.
Sit down, young friend, and hear that
story of olden time: and if, in looking back
wards into the past, he sometimes forgets
sometimes confounds dates, and incidents
or tells the same old tale, for the twentieth
time think over what avast, vast field his
laboring memory wanders. Think over
what a chequered web of event3. thought
takes her beaten track döwn into '.he depths
of years. Oh, the joys and sorrows, the
hopes and disappointments, the anxieties,
and wrongs, and sufferings, he arouses from
their dreamy beds, as he fights "life's bat
tie o'er again."
Standing upon the boundary line between
life and untried future, his feet would fain
turn backward into the paths of the past.
One moment he longs for rst the next
come back the mocking momories of de
parted joys. The thorns have dropped si
lently away amidst the lea?e3 of the roses
he gathered in childhood and youth their
beauty and fragrauce alone remain.
Oh, you in Whose bounding veins young
life yet lingers: and you in the full beauty
and vigor of manhood, respect the agedl
Speak gently, hush the rude laugh, check
the idle jest, listen to the wisdom which is
the voice of experience. Cheer him with
kindly words; encircle with your strong
arm, and lead him as he descends the West
ern hill cf life, the shadows deepening into
night the white hairs upon his temple al
ready drifting in tho cool breeze which
comes up from the valley of dealh.
Honor the aged, that he may leave you
his blessings on the threshold of the un
known land. Honor him, and God will
raise up for you friends to remove the
thorns from the last league of your own
life journey; for the sake of the weary one
of the long ago, who never wept for your
mgratknde, whose bowed form neverstrug
gled with a weight of care or grief which
you might have carried, while you walked
carelessly along, intent upon your own ease
and pleasure.
Honor the aged for His sake who was
old before the world was whose life
from everlasting to everlasting.
"Honor him that feebly walkcth,
With his staff; the white-haired sa:re,
God will curse the wretch that mocketh
Hoary hairs, with slighted age.
From the Richmond Enquirer.
The Dalla3-Clarendoa Treaty.
Washington correspondents represent
the Dallas-Clarcndoa Treaty to ba in dan
ger of defeat in the Senate. In many im
portant particulars this convention is ob
noxious to legitimate ciiticism. Thus, in
the first place, it involves the principle of
a partnership cf power wi:h hngland ia the
:iti'ar3 of thi3 continent an objection
which stiikesatthe root of tho Monroe
doctrine, and which implies a departure
from the established policy of the Govern
ment. Again, it seems to acknowledge the
legitimacy of the Mosquito dominion in
Central America, and to assent to the pol
icy of the British protectorate. These are
radical objections, and, in connection with
the fact that tho treaty will operate to
the prejudice of American emigration to
the Isthmus, they fully justify the repug
nance with which men of sound principles
and enlightened views aie disposed to re
gard the convention.
If it were an original proposition, we ven
ture the assortion that very f v persons
would approve the Dallas-Clarendon treaty.
The question is, whether any combination
of circumstances can justify it as a measure
of policy. The reasons urged in its be
half certainly go very fa? to compensate
for its indisputable defects.
If the Government were at liberty to fol
low its own interests, and to consult the
popular feeling in this Central American i
complication, it would undoubtedly insist
upon the abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty. Admonished,, that such a policy
would inevitably provoke a conflict with
Great Britain, we have to satisfy ourselves
that its contingent advantages would iudem-
nify us for so deplorable a consequence.
Is the country ready to declare war against
bngland for the impracticable application
of the principle of the Monroe doctrine to
the present case? Are the people willing
to assert tho theoretical supremacy of this
couctry over the American continent at the
hazard of hostilities with the foremost pow
er of the earth? . Shall an ineemprehensi-
ble dispute over an infinitesimal issue be
pushed to an extremity which will expose
all the great interests of the nation to the
wide-wasting calamities of battle by land
and by sea? If a negative response be re-
turned to these inquiries, then is the Ad
ministration justitied in the attempt to rem
edy the defects of the Clayton-Bulwer trea
ty, rather than venture upon the;bold, but
perilous experiment of a repeal of the con
vention. . -
Conceding the wisdom of this policy,
there can be but little differenca of opinion
touching the details of the Dallas-CI iren-
don treaty. If this treaty be the best thing
allowed ua under the circumstances, we
must acknowledge that it is very well done,
and is adequate to its purpose. It clearly
defines and limits the pretensions of Brit
ish power in Central America, and avoids
mm a.
the hazard ot tuture complications between
the countries in that region. If we pay a
large price, we get something in the pur
chase, ovei which we may justly exult.
Thinjrs are ' really cominjr to a pretty
pass in Kew York. All the ladies boarding
at a first-class hotel in that city, left the
dinner table the other dav. :
'Possible!' said the person lo whom the
remark was addressed. What caused them
to do so?'
Vhv,' responded our friend. 'because
they had finished eating. '
A pass was made at him, but he forlu-
naiely dodged it. . , -
A mOnuraeu'-' is to be oreclei in Mob!b
in memory of Gen. -Gaines.' - J " .1
l e
"I would be Thine!"
I would be thine !
Ah! not to learn the anguish
Of being first a deity enshrined,
Then, when the fever fit is passed, to languish " ""'
Stripped of each grace that fancy round m
Not much I crave.
- I would he thine!
Not in the bright summer weather,
A sunny atmosphere to breathe;
But fear and tremble vrhen the etorxn c!ocd gather,
And shrink life's relenting frown beneath
Falling when needed most.
I would be thine!
To loee all EelSsh feellnsr
In the sole thought of the fur de&rer one
To study erery look thy will revcaliDg,
To make thy voice's ever varying tons
The music cf my heart.
I would be thine!
Whcä sickness does oppres thee,
With love's unwearied vigilance to watch.
Waking, to sooe, to comfort, to caresa thee
Sleeping, to list in dread, each sound to catch.'
Thv slumbers that miht break.
I would be thine!
When vexed by worldly crosses,
To cheer thee with affection's constant care.
To stay thee, 'neath thy burthen or tLy lossos
By showing tht e how decp!y thou art i:ss,
Most so in thy distress.
. . I would be thins!
Gently and unreplyiug,
To bear with thee when chafed and ririt-woH
The hasty word, the quick reproach denying;
But by soft submiis:on which is borne
Of steadfast love alone.
I would be thine!
My world in thee to center.
With all its hopes, cares, fears and loving tho't,
No wish beyond the home wbcre .thou thould'st
Ever anew ta nl thy presenca brought
My life's best joy.
I would be thine!
Not passion's wild emotion
To show thee, fitful as the changing wind,"
But with a still, deep, fervent life-devotion,
To be to thee the helpmate God designed
For th:s 1 would be thine!
Chinese Courage.
The following incident is related as har
ing taken place in tho conflict at Canton:
"This morning, at 8 o'clock a bold and
desperate attempt was made to blow up the
steamer Niger, lying right abreast of the
fictories. Two raf.s loaded wi:h quant
ties of powder and combustible materials
floated down the stream, each guided bf
a Chinaman; but as similar raf:s had beeu
frequently passing and repassing for seve
ral days, and as no one suspected the "
nature of their contents, they were allow
ed to pass along,' and so' skillfuly was tho
affair managed that the two were exploded
at the same time close alongside of the Ni
ger one under her quarter and one under
her bows. The Chinamen, aficr lighting
the match, at once jumped into tho witer,
and struck for the shore. One of them
succeeded in reaching it, but from the
difficulty with which he ran, was apparent
ly wounded by one of the balls fired at
him. Tho concussion produced by the ex
plosion was extremely severe, and jarred
all tho houses like an earthquake.
The fragments of the burning raft, with
the combustibles upon it, were scat
tered in every direction, many of them
falling upou tho deck of the steamer.
Her hose wero rigged, however, aost
immediately, and the fire extinguished.
An attempt made with so much boldness
in broad daylight, proves that John China
man is not so contcmpible an enemy a3
was supposed.
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How Lager Beee Originated. Many
years ago, a shoemaker, in a small town
near Hamberg, sent his apprentice to got a
bottle of Bamberg beer (smalj bser.which
was sold in that place; but the boy, not
knowing this, irent to the city itself; on re
turning he met an acquaintance obis, who
told him that when he would come home,
his ''boss would whip him for staying out
so long.'' The poor boy, who was frigh
tened at this, thought it better not to go
home at all, but took his bottle, buried it
undar a tree, and tan away. He then went
among the soldiers, where he distinguished
himself, so that, in a short time he became
an officer. When one day his regiment
was qilarterol in this small town, the officer
thought it proper to pay a visit to his eld
boss, but not before he had got the botihj
of beer which Le had buried some years
ago under ths tree. When he entered he
said, "Well, sir, I bring you your bottle
of bamberg beer that you sent me for. The
shoemaker, not knowing what this meant
was told by the officer all about it. The
bottle was then, opened, and the beer was
found to be of superior quality. When this
fact was known, some of the brewers built
deep vaults where they pat their beer in,
and called this afor had lain there for some
time, lager, which means nothing more
than lying. The officer afterwards mar
ried tho daughter of the shoemaker, and
drank, as I am told, a good deal of lager
beer, receiving in that occupation, tho aa
sistance of his father-in-law.
jT3TThe Philadelphia Ledger say: Dü
the greatest intensity of the enow
stoTm on baturday night, the eiectncai ei
fect on fhe wires of the magnetic tele
graph, in tho office on Chestnut street,
near Third, was curions and striking.
There was a continual snapping, cracking,
and flashing, like the noiso when wood is
burning briskly. At one place on a cov
ered wire, the stream of ckctiicity sud
denly appeared about the fcize of the flame
from'an ordinary gss burner, and continued
to burn just like a gas liht for more than
five minutes. On examining tho wire,-it
was found that half of an inch of li e cov
ering was, bun. el off ta:, and the wir
beneath it, with-which u was i.i contacts
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