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Addreaeto th NuCiual p trmej.
The nndersignee?, member of the National
Demoeraiic Party, supporter ef ita prin
ciples, aad deeply anxious byjroinotuig its
' bannouy, to preserve unimpaired the effi
; eieoey of its organization, desire to join in
eoan&el with their Democratic brethren
' throughout the United States. '
The proceedings of the conrcntion recently
assembled at Charleston have developed a di
vergence of opinion between the delegations
of the different States in relation to the prin
ciples which form the basis of our Union.
The national democratic pint form adopted at
Cincinnati In 1 856 met the cordial approval
, of all who believe these United States to be.
wbut their very name imports, a onion of
State equal, sovereign, and endowed in all re
spects with equal righto. ' This approval was
Lined on what seemed to n to be the plain
meaning of the- resolutions embraced in that
platform.
Puring the four years, however, which have
since intervened, it has become painfully ap
parent tliat the construction deemed by us so
manifestly right is controverted by many
member of our party ; that other principles
are supposed to find countenance in that plat
' form principles, in our judgment, subversive
' of the true theory of the Government and of
the -Constitution to w hich our Union owes its
birth, amfon whose preservation its perma
nent existence depend. (
: What is the history of the recent conven
tion at Charleston f
' Seventeen SUteit, forming a majority of the
whole, adopted with remarkable unanimity
platform of principles to worded as to avoid
the possibility of misconstruction principles
deemed political axioms by all who uphold the
equal rights of the States as the very basis of
U confederacy. ' Many delegates from the
remaining sixteen States concurred in opinion
with this majority, conspicuous amongst
whom were delegates from Pennsylvania and
New Jersey. . '
The Suites which adopted thin platform give
electoral votes which can be relied on with ab
solute certainty in favor of Democratic nom
inees, and well-grounded confidence is enter
tained of a like result in Pennsylvania and
New Jersey. These seventeen States united
with Pennsylvania alouc comprise a majority
of the entire electoral vote of the United
States, able to elect the Democratic nominees
against the combined opposition of all tho re- j
Draining State. i
its harmony. So believing, wa Insist that our
position rt jri;t-ulim of democratic States
and eor.stitneirdw'tOTius no just bar to our
right, but 'rather impose on us the duty, of
joining our counsels with those of our demo
cratic brethren, and uniting in their efforts' to
secure the triumph of our principles. " -
It is plain that, if the convention 'shall at
Baltimore adopt a satisfactory platform of
principles before proceeding to select U can
didates, the reason which dictated the with
drawal of the delegations of the eight States
will have ceased, and no motive will remain
for refusing to nnite with their .sister States
nor for holding an adjourned meeting at Rich
mond. On the other hand, if the convention,
on reassembling at Baltimore, shall disappoint
the just expectations of the remaining demo
cratic Stales, their delegations cannot fail to
withdraw and unite with the eight States which
have adjourned to Richmond. In either event
there would be unanimous action in, support
of our principles by all the States which can
be relied on for casting democratic electoral
votes.
From this statement of facts, is it not evi
dent that the wise and prudent course now to
be pursued by tho delegations of the eight
States is to defer assembling in Richmond un
til the necessity for such meeting shall become
imperative ! Ought they not, in view of the
altered condition of affairs, o return to the
convention at Baltimore and aid their sister
Suites in the struggle for tho recognition of
sound democratic principles f May it not be
that their votes would now suffice to turn the
scale, to purgo the party creed of all heresies,
and to emblazon on the party banner its hon
ored device of fidelity to the CoustitutioB and
the Union in characters so clear as to defy
misconstruction f
Snpposo for a moment that in this last
struggle for the right they should again be
overborne : Is it not, then, equally plain that
the delegations of the other democratic States
cannot for an instant be suspoctcd of an in
tcntion to refuse to redeem their pledge of
withdrawal from an assemblage which sliall
persistently 'determine on the sacrifice of prin
ciplcjwbich they themselves have declared in
dispensable for their united action to a sup
posed expediency ! And will not all the dem
ocratic Statc,thu withdrawing and adjourn
iug to Richmond be joined by the true
aid faithful delegate from Pennsylvania and
New Jersey, from Indiana aud New York
aye, from every one of our sister States where
delegates are found imbued with the living i
,.,. From tUs Xew ? ork bedgor.
PAIBE, XOT "U ITCHED.
.1 -..i - j.- sr wiuxtM weaais. "' ' J : i
' '' V "..-1 l.i ' !-Wr ' -i ir:
It stb reading a novel hut brauglt me to thli I '
A romantic description of rover and bliss, ' ' '
And of two hearts Cut mi-jrl. J in'oae the ahould,
So I vowtd f d get married ae fast to I could.
I remember the eharma of tlie heroine! Inir : ....
" The ffctooate ciuW of great wuitioin, ' :
Wit a nature poetic a eUi(l face,
AndaBfure uDequUed fur beauty and grace).
Aad I sought through tlx country and efty to find
A roung saaidca that all these attraction combiued,
WithaapirUoohgeoud"--ioipiiDto sea .s
Toe ocbanUuH that somewhere Mm destined for me.
At a " hop" by the sea-si Ja, I met with a belle,
And we waltzed to the " music's voluptuous (well ;
Then together we strolled " for the air" oa the aand
While be gazed at the moonbeams, I offered my hind.
She accepted "Ah I happy indeed was my lot !"
I exclaimed as 1 pictured true love in rot
We were married iu grandeur I could not afford.
So we took, in Fifth Avenue, " rooms without board."
.'"' H v " -
I must take for the " far west" the four o'clock train 1
It k three, and I search for my clothing in vain t
My umbrella bu nmijied and oh 1 how H pour I
There' no wardrobe in wardrobe no drawers in
drawer I .
TTia vdtitfirm trm fl.ilifuimtMtr niiwtfvl lie
, , , hi .. pnucmles of our party, but whose voice ha
a combination composed of a small fraction ot ,' i i . .
the rhdegHtcs from the seventeen Democratic
States and a very Urge majority of the dele
k'utes of the remaining sixteen States; and a
resolution was adoptod in its stead, simply re
affirming the principles of the Cincinnati plat
form, without explanation or interpretation of
its disputed meaning. Thin was done with
the openly-avowed purpose of enabling the
Democratic r'.rty to wugu buttle with some
eli.mco of ftMCess in rerti:i Northern and
estem r.Iiitc..riv ire.eulin.' to l:ie nHiiilj as i
if ilni'triiiea nrhtpintea nnnitle ur1 ivnniAK' . ' li,'l'?
I . 1 ; ........... 1.1 :,. ,. .iWi,. li,.f ntiviffiii
hitherto been stifled in the Convention, be
cause of their being in tho minority of their
respective delegations I
For it is a etiiking faet not to be overlook
ed in this connection, that whether tho vote
had been tnkeu entirely by States or by dele
gates, in either event there was a clear major
ity in the Convention in favor of the recog
nition of sound constitutional principles, and
it was only by takin-r p.-rt of the votes by
Stn'e ! unit-, unl mother pwt by divided
thiit lit! apparent and factitious ma-
repudiated by a majority of the Democratic
State delegations, and by a majority approach
ing unanimity of the Democratic electoral
votes of the Union.
The delegations of eight States, together
ith a portion of that of Delaware, faithful
erents of our party and firm supporters of
principles, were thus by sheer force of
votes, cast by delegates from States that will
certainly vote for the Republican candidates,
compelled to withdraw from the convention,
because, in the language of a distinguished j
delegate, they felt " that it was a burning im-1
putation upon tho honor and patriotism of j
I a he party, that, claiming to be national, and
ciniining to have principles for its guide, it
i should acknowledge for its declaration of faith ;
Ja creed upon which are placed two distinctly
opposite interpretations by its owra advo
cates." -
We cannot refrain from expressing our admi-
ration and approval of this lofty manifestation
of adherence to principle, rising superior to
' all considerations of expediency, to all tram
mels of party, and looking with a single eye
xto the defence of the constitutional rights of
the States.
The delegations of other democratic States
however, (including a few delegates from the
seceding States,) not less faithful in devotion
jto principle, were more hopeful of obtaining
I from their brethren some satisfactory recogni-
tion of sound principles, and decided on re-'-TOAining
in the Convention after distinctly de
' claring, however, their determination also to
withdraw if their just expectation should be
disappointed.
tiou.
The answer to all these foregoing qnestions
seems to us to be clear and plain. The line
of conduct we suggest leals, in our judgineut,
to a reconciliation of difference on a basis of
principle. It leads to the united aud baruio
nious action of our party. It does more, in
finitely more : It secures vastly added strength
to that Assertion of principles which none of
us would for an instant think of compromi.
ing; it compels their recognition and proudly
vindicates the action of the seceding delegates
who will thus have secured the object of their
struggle, and have merited the applause and
gratit'idc of their democratic brethren.
The contrary course would, we believe, be
productive of mischievous consequences.
Time does not permit the action of the regu
lar organizations of our party in tho respec
tive States, and who alone have the power to
speak their will, to meet in council and give
instruction to their delegates. How is the
voice of California or of Oregon to be heard
in time! How are the constituencies of Tex
as and Virginia to meet in State conventions
and give authoritative expressions of their
will before the middle of June t How can
the machinery be put iu motion by which the
democratic voters will direct attendance at
Baltimore or Richmond in accordance with
their judgment ! Evidently, this cannot be
done. Evidently, tho delegations already
elected arc the only ones tliat tarn act, and
they mitsf act on their own judgment in a
conjuncture which does not allow opportunity
I moat wear the old coat, which is tattered and torn.
And thaw ahabbypUid-pants, and this felt hat forlorn,
And these leaky patched boots which my aukle dis
tress! ' .4
For my ills and myself I can find no re-drcs 1
I Imagined, while single and wooing my fair,
I should happiness find in die peace of a pair
For this error of judgment my grief is siueere
When I courted s dear one, I caught one too dear I
Not s soul in th house t all are out of the way,
Fortuy wife U attending the graud matinc
She embroiders, sinn, promenades, dunce and flirts,
Bui tke trill not te bultont oh anil matin Jtirtt I
Better Lute limn Xcver.
Life is a race where some, succeed,
While others arc beginning;
Tia luck at times, at others speed,
' That gives an early winning,
But if you chance to full behind,
, Ne'er slacken your endeavor,
Just keep tho wholesome truth in luuid:
"f is better late than never.
a
If you can keep ahcid 'tis well ;
But never trip your neighbor; '
Tin noble when you can excel
By honest, patient labor. '
But if you are out-tripped at last,
Press on as bold as ever;
ReniumW, though you are surpassed,
'Tis ix-ttcr late taan never!
Ne'er labor for an Idle boast '
Of victory o'er another;
But whilo you hti-;Vo your uttermost,
Deal fairly with a brother.
Whate'er your station, do your best,
And hold your purpose ever;
And if you tail to beat the rest
'Tis belter lute than never t
Choose well the path In which you run
Succeed by noble dtii-ir.;;;
Then, thon'i tr !.;', 'ehr-ii once 'ti.i won,
Your crown is worth 'iB wearing.
Then neverfeei ii' lu't oejiin 1,
Nor shaken your ctidcnvor;
But ever keep t!iL trutli in mind;
'Tis better late tha n never I
for instruction by their constituencies. A re-
It is thn. apparent that there was almost , Sute to return to Baltimore, a refusal to de-
M'hnt Ttii-y -j About It.
The New York Day lUwle gives its readers
the following article, which we publish as
a good gun frorr the North, whose report
should be heard by Southerners with admi
ration :
"Tiiosf Eleven Obstikats Fellows."
The Washington Canst! tut ion refers in the
following quite explicit manner to the proceed
ing at Charleston, and very forcibly shows
how wrong is the course of the Northern
Delegates in determining really to break up
the party rather than give such a platform of
principles as is just to both sections :
A Wbak Invkntio or tub "Tkimpxt-
aas." The wretched attempt of some of the
"trumpeters" from Charleston w stigmatize
the Southern Delegations by the chargo of
of aiming at a dissolution of the Union ill
scarcely impose on the most credulous reader.
The retort, it is obvious, is both cogent and at
hand for those who, obstinately bent upon
denying to the South the great principle of
the equality of the States and the guarantees
requisite for the maintenance of that princi
ple, have exasperated the jealousy and foster
ed the distrust which alienated men that, in
1856, could stand on one and the same plat
form. If the l emocrutic party is, indeed,
ever to be broken np if the Union is now
endangered the blame must rest not upon
those who insist upon the recoraitijn of tliat
vitd principle, but rather on tbo.-c who would
v., I :i From TalilnglM, .
, , j r .r. , Wa&msoTOii, May 15, 180a
Da Si; I have received the polite invi
tation of your Committee to attend a public
j meeting La Charleston on the 18 th iusU, and
to address it. It would be very pleasant to
tue to be with yon. But while so fatiguing a
trir) would be a severe tax on mv not vigor-
1 bus health, I should neglect my duties here,
r . , . . .
at a iiruo wnen, iney are Decoming very im
portant ; and I can, in a few lines, say to you
all that I could say at your meeting, to attend
which I would have to travel twelve hundred
mile and lose ten day from the Senate.
Practical statesmanship consist in taking
the best next ttrp, . Honor, honesty and phi
losophic statesmanship require that that step
should be taken on a broad lone of policy,
based upon souud and comprehensive princi
ples. In my opinion the next step which all
the States whose delegate seceded from tin
kite Convention in your city should take, and
in fact bound in honor to take, is to appoint
delegates to meet in convention at Richmond,
on the day appointed by the seceding dele
gates. . .
At this critical time, with events deeply af
fecting any opinions any one may entertain as
to what that convention shpuld do crowding
rapidly upon us, I think that those delegates
should be chosen from among the ablest and
most reliable men of each State, and that they
should be clothed with ample and almost un
limited discretionary powers. The only in
struction I would give them would bo, that
they should take cure that these States should
receive no detriment. It might not be im
proper to commission them as delegates to
any other Convention which these times may
bring forth, and which, in their judgment, they
might see fit to unite with.
Whilst the broadest and perhaps truest pol
icy of the whole country is to maintain the
union of all the States, under the Federal
Constitution, it is undoubtedly a wise policy
to maintain such a union of the slaveliolding
States, aud other immediate neighbors, but it
is titential that the eight seceding ro7i
States should be kept together in the closest
bonds of union aud good feeling. With their
largo territorial area, their present and grow
ing population, and their surplus productions,
eagerly sought after in nearly every market in
the world, and commanding annually two
hundred millions of dollars in specie, they
would, if organized by themselves und"r our
present Federal Constitution, constitute a Re
public that would at oneo command the re
spect of every civilized power. They have a
substantial basis on which they may stand,
whoever may fall I
It is, therefore, their policy, and any oflior
would bo tuicidal, to maintain with each oth
cr at all times and in every crisis, tho most in
timate and fraternal association. They should
then, fj I have said, meet, according to ap
point aent, at Richmond, represented by their
best men, invested with almost all iiower.
Such a meeting, I do not think, would havo
any tendency towards bringing about the dis
union of the United States. I believe its ef
fect would be precisely tho reverse. A largo
majority of the people of tha noii-slaveuold-ing
State, misguided by ambitious aud fa
natical leaders, seem bent on our destruction,
ignorant that it involves thoir own. That it
Joes, it is in vain to argue to them. They
aro told and believe that we are weak ; a id
in the face of the fact that we have been strung
enough to control this Government ever since
it was established, and to make the country
all that it is, they have been made to believe
that the South dare not face the North on any
decisive field iu short, on the issue of dib- j
union. And that issue is what, it seems to
me, they are now pressing keenly on us, . in
Congress and everywhere. We must meet
it, a:id meet it now. And, in my opinion,
the way to meet it is, not by wild resolves oi
Legislatures or Conventions, by absurd bra
vados of newspaper editors, or by the reek
less declamation of travelling orators; but by
the calm, noiseless, yet stern assemblage at
Richmond of the best men of the seceding
States better, perhaps, of all the States
who shall, saying little, threatening nothing,
exacting less even than our rights, and only
what we must demand for the present, with
out, of course, sacrificing the future, leaning
always, without paltering with principle, to
wards the conservation of this Union so act
at to show that we ask nothing and fear noth
ing. What that precise action should be I
do not now pretend to say.
It depends on the developments of the
next few weeks. No one, and least of all,
our delegates to Richmond, should be tram
"lai, of kws life IU flactaatloas aad its
.i il ... vast eceni."-Ci)ru. . -
entire unanimity of principle in the delega
tion of the only States on which absolute re
liance can be placed for democratic electoral
votes, whilst there existed diversity of opin
ion a to the fine of policy best calculated to
f-Wt-iire the. triumph of those principles. Nor
it matter of surprise that in a conjuncture
unexpected and anomalous, when, in the
umiatin of democratic principles, the voice
uginst waa overborne by that of Ohio,
nd Louisiana and Arkansas were forced to
u xumb to Vermont and Michigan, there
should be excited feelings, divided councils.
ssd discoraaat action,
la tho subsequent proeeedinirs of the Con-
wention, howersr, wa tktak that distant inti- I M. J. Crawford,
marum may ne discerned of a disposition on ) retrr E. Love,
the part of the pvwUob to recede from iU j John J. Jones
deWiaww'on, end to afford, either by an I James Jackson,
amendment of the platform or in some other
manner equally satisfactory, such recognition
w principle as would effectually obviate mis
fnstrnction aat4 sera re the Wmnninn a.
Jon of the petty, and that it wa only be
cnoseof these rMrutatkms the the delegations
of tlwrwaarnwdcriKK-ratic States consented
to j m m tax tJLi; which took place with no
.t!.fT effect tha Jo irHu- a Tjonr-wnertt to
IUlunv La t'uo'lsth Jte iL
Iu kpatwns syljonrnei to mf.H at R;ch-
Ibd on the fnd Monday of the
for the Richmond meeting until, there shall
be an uncontrollable necessity for holding it,
wonld inevitably result in incurable division
of onr party, the sole conservative organiza
tion remaining in our country; in ita final
disruption; worse than all, in the endanger
ing of the successful assertion of its princi
ples, compared with which the success of a
single electoral straggle is unworthy of one
moment's consideration.
R. W. Johnson,
A. Ivcrson,
John Slide!!,
Jeff. Davis,
LQ.C Lamar
I J. W. II. Underwood.
M. R. U. Garnctt,
R. Toombs,
W. K. Sebastian, ,
R. M. T. Hunter, ..
J. M. Mason, . .
J. P. Benjamin,
L.J. Gartrell,
John H. Reagan, '
Jno. R. Morrison,
resist, ignore, or submerge it. When the fmellcd by being required to prophecy. What
the time demands of the w hole country ; of
the Democratic party of the South; above
all, of the eight seceding Cotton States is
representative men, invested with full author
ity to meet the crisis.
In conclusion, permit me to say that I not
only do not despair, but I entertain not a foe-
ling of despondency. Come what may, with
our surplus productions of Cotton, Rice, Sa-
Statcs that are certain to give their electoral
votes for a Democratic candidate find it due
to their safety as well as their principles to
leave a convention v. herein States that are
sure to go for the Republican can Jidate dic
tate a platform, they can scarcely be accused
of anything but a faithful a ib. rcace to their
principles and the security of their own re
gion. . For those who can scarcely promise
an electoral vote to omj4ain of their per- gar, etc, and our snperstructure of black
I inn iaA ncisine pata seevns open
v. ft i .t .
wiwi vnm n me psrry, aai bo m-
j'w rat .! nl.. J. 1 ' f
Wasti wot, wabi xot. A gentleman who
had put aside two capital bottles of ale to re
create eoroe friends, discovered, just before
dinner, that his servant, a country bumpkin,
had emptied them brrth. " Scoundrel sjud
bis master, "what do yon men by this f
"Why, sir, I saw p'li i c-.fKirh, by theclATi
thnt it were to timnoVr, so I slrauk up
the ale ,,.-., lt ;t ,u! tnra f ,r hesVh
month. ' ",ere aotliing I do abominate like waste.
bnacrty, calls to mind the reproach of the
honest juryman npon im rcrra obtlinate
. "whom he could not cozen, cajole or
coerce into agreeing with his opinion !
Faiiwiu Dixslbj On tlie 3rd of March,
1796, Washington gave a farewell dinner, to
which inaaj of the leading persons at the
seat -of Girvernment were invited. These
were the ntiicer of the fW.-rnm"nt ' and
member of the diplomatic crri,'"with their
wives. r.ihop W:'a, whose sir-ter was the
wife of Robert Morris,
scnoed some ol tae events, of tbo banquet,-
' During the 'dinner wrote the bishop, ranch
hilarity prevailed; but on the removal of the
cloth, it was put aa end to by the President
certainly ,wii host design. .'Ustwijt filled Lis
glassvhealrMscdthernirrninr.wtth a smile
on bsscovnty in", Hrir" 'I tvi".iTvl gentle
men, tars is tb Lt fun 1 shr.If drink four
slaves, are ore tnft against all the machinations
of political inrigners from abroad and onr
demagogues at home. .
have the honor to be,
With the utmost respect.
YooroVtserv'tv "
j. ii. nAMMO.m
A" Odd Fellow. Morpheus, for h m un
deniably a Nod fellow. . : i 'n
Cntramae roa the NcaaKBT. Give a
chili a bat and it II ball '!
Whek are a sweet apple and a aour apple
alike t When they are pared- .
Wht is Berlin the most dissipated xity in
Europe! Because it is always on the Sjrtt.
A geutleman having a musical sister, being
asked what branch she excelled in, declared
that the piano was her forte.
Thxre are many doublings in the human
heart; do not thiuk that you can find out the
whole of a man's real character at once.
A poet says : " Oh, she was fair, but sor
row came, and left his traces there." Wlit
became of the balance of the harness he doVt
state. ,
It i a bad sign to see a man with his hat
off at midnight, explaining the theory and
principles of true democracy to a Limp-post.
A marqais said to a financier, " I would
have you to know that I am a man of quality."
"AndJ, replied the financier, "am a man
of quantity." ' . , ,
Scbkb at Simpson's. Waiter, (bawllncr t "
the cook :) " One roast lamb and one potat e."
Old gentleman: "No, no! Not so much
lamb and more potatoes !" ' '
AGkntlkmaklt Bridegroom The young
quocn of Portiugal lately asked her husband
at dinner what wine be preferred. "Port-you-gall"
,
The bishop of Rei thanked the bishop of
Lisieux for having consecrated him. " It ii
i we, aaiu ineiaitcr, "to i nan icy r.i. l was
the ugliest bishop in France until you were
elected."
The. life insurance companies are about in
serting a clause in their policies, prohibiting
their risks from risking their necks by balloon
ing or tbjht rope performances.
As gold is found but hero ami there upon
earth, so it is with lovo in hmuun life. Wc
meet it a little in the hearts of children and
in our households; but it is here and there a
scalo of gold and a wholo continent of dirt.
Gentlemen who smoke allege that it makes
thein calm and complacent. They fell us that
the wore they fume tho less they fret.
A gopd man who has seen much of tlie
world, aud is not tired of it says: . "The
graud essential to happiness in this life are
something to do, something to love and some
thing to hope for,"
A boy who was asked one day what made
him so dirty, replied : " I am made, so they
tell me, of tho dust of the ground, and I
reckon its just working out.
" Have you dined T said a lounger to bis
friend. "I have, upon my honor," replied
ho. " Then," rejoined the firs, " if you have
dined upon your honor, I fear you have made
but a scanty meal."
Mrs. Jcnkinscuinphunod in the evening that
tho turkey she had eaten ut Thanksgiving did
not set wclL " Probably," said Jenkins, " it
was not a hen turkey." lie got a glass of
water in his wee. -"Oh
Jacob," said a master to his appren
tice boy, " it i wonderful to seo what a quan
tity you can eat," " Yes, master," replied the
boy ; " I have been practicing since I was a
child."
The girl who succeeds in winning tho true
love of a true man makes a lucky hit, and is
herself a lucky mm.
A man being commiserated with on account
of hi wife's running away, said : M Don't pity
me till he come back again."
If misfortune comes into your house, be pa
tient, and smile pleasantly, and it will stalk
out again, for it can't bear cheerful company.
The question, " Can a man marry his moth
er f" was recently demonstrated In the aflirm-
ativo in Bonton. Rev. I). G. EJ 1 married
his own mother to Mr. Jacob Bacon.
Olo Bachelor Sneer would like to know
what kind of a broom the young woman in
the L-it new novel used, when she swept
back the raven ringlets from her classic brow.
How many a man, by throwing himstdf
the ground in despair, crushes and destroys
forever a thousand flowers of hope that were
ready to spring up and gladden all his path
way. Baron Straatsburg, . who has Imported a
Cashmere goat, intending to raise his own cot
ton to make camelYhair shawls with, wishes
to know if there is any difference ' between
Southdown mutton, and mutton down Sonth.J
A military officer, one day, while reviewing
his company, happened to be thrown from his
horse, and, as he lay sprawling on the ground.
said to a friend who ran to his assistance I
thought I had improve.! in horscmauship, but
I find hart alien off. ''.-:,
The following conversation recently occur
red in a confectioner's shop in Bristol bet ween
two " fast" urchins nnd.-r twelve ysrs of age.
"Tom, do yon smol'e much nowf "No,
the cigars are so bad now that unless a man
import (?) his own tobacco, he cant get bu
with comfort." ' i , . i ."
S. S. PrsafJsa. . f
1 tmergiug from a romantic dell We came
npon a high road, which led us tJ a small
brick-enclosed ' cemetery, half hidden by
shrubbery We had inquired for Prentiss'
grave, and we were told we should Bud it
within this quiet enclosure', wherein three or
(bur ancient looking, moss-grown tombs were
visible, half obscured by vitws. The iron
gate was locked. I climbed it, aa J making
my way through matted grass and tangled
creepers, stood .before the upright slab of
white marble which marked the resting-place
of the great Orator. I bared my head in the
presence of the mighty dead; for, with all his
infirmities, Prentiss was the peer of tho great
est intellects of his age. Justice has not yet
ocen done to ms noble character. 1 1 is errors
are all referable to his physical infirmity. He
wa lame very lame, and had been so from
his birth. . When he grew to boyhood, sensi
tive, and talented, ami ambitious, he felt keen
ly his lameness, and wept over a deformity
which, in his own mind, degraded him iu the
presence of his school-mates. Early ho harm
ed to taste the bitterness of an ambitious aud
lofty spirit, feeling physical inferiority, while
he was proudly conscious of intellectual su
periority. W hen ho became a man, his pain
ful sensitiveness to his lameness led him to
withdraw himself from all female society.
Under the cloud of his morbid .feeliii'rs, he
fancied woman scorned him. He felt humble
and degraded iu her presence. Tho barb thus
rankled ever in his heart. He did not know
till long afterwards, when a lovely woman
gave him her heart and hand, tliat a true wo
man is interested mora by the splendor of
mind in man than symmetry of person ; that
beautiful women look rather to tho intellect
nnd are dar'.led by it, no matter how pLii.t
the casket.
For thirteen yenrs of his earlier manhood
he refused Introduction to ladies. Such was
the sensitiveness of his proud nature! He
well knew his own intellectual powers, aud
knowing them, ho despised more and more
bin infirm body and behoved that all other
did. Yet his fa?e wai wondroitslv liundsome.
0
llu head was largo and noblo and grand i.i
outline. His smile was beautiful. His pow.
or of conversation were iinpvri.il and unap
proachable. Yet, constantly feeding upon his
own morbid emotions ho despised himself.
lie felt (like some mighty angel iu chains)
bound to a body that lacked the full and per
fect impress of his kind. This one, unendu
rable idea was never absent from him. Once
an injudicious frieud, indiscreet with wine,
said, "Prentiss, what made you Lnuef"
Mr. Prentiss turned upon him a witheriijg
look of scorn, hatred and contempt, and an
swered iu a hoarse aud terrible whisper, be
fore which the other trembled : " God's curte,
tlrT
Then, turning his back upon him, with a
lip tramulotls from unfathomable feelings, he
covered his face with his hands, and hasten
ing to his chamber, cast himself upon hi bed
in a paroxysm of bitter weeping. Who would
not pity such a man f Who shall wonder, oh
uncharitable Pharisee, that he sought relief at
the gamiiig-board, staking thousands icckless
ly upon a card ; or in the intoxication of the
wine-cnp I He gambl-;d not for money ; he
drank not from love of strong drink ; hut to.
escape the pressure of damning thought.
The sight of his infirm limb at times would
drive this proud man to fleroe despair. What
cared ho for the sots who flocked about him
and drank at hi exponset They were hi
tools. He used them to help drown reflec
tion. They drank for sensual thirst of drink :
he to quench the fires of thought I Ho des
pised them. Not one dared to take a famil
iarity with him ! He who spoke to him light
ly of his lameness was nnforgiven by hiin for
ever I , "
. Who will flinff the stono f Who will con
demn 1 Who can judge him, who was never
in his place I What mind can conceive of
the intellectual and moral torture of this proud
brilliant genius, going through life hating his
own form, and shunning, for years, God's
greatest and best gift to man, from a sense of
clf-dcgradation in woman's presence f
No, justice has not yot been done to this
great and wonderful man. He was not an Jer-
tood but by a few of his nearest friends
never by hit boon companion. They fancied
ho was as one of themselves, when he tower
ed above them like a prince, and despised
them like a god. His own brother, who wrote
his life in two volumes, did not at all compre
hend his true character, and ha nniv&iv I, A
i , . . ... .! won'd not f r
a false and unjust impression of him upon tic f r i
. , . , . , , - ,r I'r iow r.j't hp
mind of n is readers. . ,
Even the grave lifts np its voice ia echo of erMN. (,r ,, .
j .i , .. i . . . . . . . t
3 me vulgar opinion uieu classes mm wuh or- sir.
dinary inebriates and reckless gimesters.-"- j m
It was with pain I read the insarip:! m npon J 1'
the headstone ; it is with sorrow I copv it. , 1 1
give it below: ' :
"If thou. Lord, sbtmldat mark lukiuitr, who s!.!
stand? .'! '
But there I forgiveness with thee thai th-o r.EM be
feared."
. 8. PBEXTISS,
. BOR.V,ATPOKILAXr, i'K.,
Sept. 3a, 1809.
Departed
TniS.LIFE
A Cf CnAtr.A.Th first physician in
a certain case Waa discharged 5y-kis patient
because he was honest and , plain enough to
tell the patient ho lad a sore throat ; and the
second doctor, having sotue hint of the fact
answered the sick man, when quertioncd.that
his case was highly aenormal, and had degen
erated into synauche' tonsilaris. ' Oh, doc
tor," cried the patient, do say that word
again." " Why. sir, I said" that yod icre at
present laboring undue -sy nunchc tonsllaria.''
" Why, think, doctor, that fool told ma that
I had nothing but a sore throat, and I told'
him I had no use for such a dunce. Doctor,
m hut did you call it f" 1 tokl yon, sir, in
plain terms, that the morbid condition of"
your sytcnt was obvious and that it bad ter
minated in synanche tonsilaris." "Oh,1 doc
tor, it must be a monstrous bad complaint ;
think yon can cure ine, doctor P Now,
though your diagnosis is clear, your progno--sis
is doubtful, yet I think, by prudent caro
and skillful treatment, you may feeorer."
" Oh, well, doc-tor, do stay all night, and I
will pay you anything you ask.t, . ...
Tub orioik or "Pail Par," The origin?
of Mr. Poole's comedy of " Paul Pry is not,
perlmps, generally "known. Its constmelion-
was suggested to the author in the following
manner: An old lady, living iu a narrow
street had passed so much cfacr time in watch
ing the affairs of her neighbors, that she ac
quired the power of distinguibhing the sound
of every knocker, within hearing. She fell
i'l, and was confined to her bed. Unable to
observe in person what was going on withoutr
she stationed her maid at tho window a a
substitute for tho performance of that duty,
"Betty, whnt ar y thinking about I Don't
you hear a double knock at No. 01 Who Is
it r " The first-floor lodger, ma'aiu." " Bet
ty, Betty 1 I declare I must give you warn
ing. Why don't you tell me what that knock
is ut No. m r Why Lord, ma'am, it is only
tho baker with pies." ."Pies, Betty; what
can they want with pies at 64 f They had
pies yesterday." ' ' ' '
Kevolutio in AftiTHMKTKv Thp Now Yerk
hrtumg W, of Friday, tho 20th ult, has the
following, which v.ill be read by .the school boys
at least, wilh pleasure: ; , ;.; .,. ( ,,; f '
Mi. Y. S. Hutching is rather a short, nervous
rol"K gentlouian, with a keen black eye, and a
look and g:iit expressive of wiry activity. . .He
claim to have nisdo discovery which will rev.
olutlonixo tlie whole system of practical arith
metic, by rendering almost uuiUnUneoua the
work of hours. . , , ( , . ,,.
Mr. Hutching visited our office yesterday,
bringing a wooden slate and a piece of ehaUt
On this slate an ''addition aum" of five columns
of ten fljruroa was chalked down, the oatiiaiaw
being rojilefo with the sights, nines and sevens
that mm.iIIIh ..ii.-l-ll. 1. . . . .
..-nu.vu.iiij puuii;uiDm;KHicr. air. liaien
Ins was not allowed to seo the figures until they
were all marked down. Ho then approached the
slate, seized tlie chalk, and with a eonviilkive
jerk, put down the comet sum total at the bot
tom, doing it with a rapidity that scarcely allow,
cd him to glance at tho figures, much less go
Ihrnmrri llin iicunl mvm... f ..1.1: r.
- n - vL"- fuwitvi auuillg. J was as
near being instantaneous a anything could be,
Mr. Hutching also did with tho same marvel
our rapidity, sums in cube and square root, and
in other arithmetical rules, in each proving hia
claim to the title of tho "lightning Calculator."
There havo been before instances of similar
ability ia this line; but such talent has always
been received and acknowledged aa a personal
gift of its possessor. Mr. Ilutchma, however,
claims mat ho makes his lightning calculation
by a definite system, which he not only undar
stands himself, but can impart to ethers.- 1J
ssys tliat during a course oCstudie. ia a western
college he became impressed w ith the great vnlus
and importance of reducing the thno usubllv 4.t
voted to arithmetical labors,, and, aiUr various
experiments, mado the -discovery by which V
now perfonns his arithmetical feat. lie arm
that he can teach It to any one, the pupil noi du.
but short practice to rival his teacher.
LooKjaa the Bkioht Side or Ilea as N.t--
We are all irnwrfect creatures at C L
wun more rauit than virtues; st 'J wa V
have our friend know and appreciate f r ;
qualities, such as they are. Then, : y r
we do the sun by them f Why must -eternally
liarpingon tbeir fiiiit -s, m!.; t - t
craJ thing, though we would Ic bg;h s
and indignant at the very hinting of it ly ;
ther, we inalichutjy kerp back C :rr "
most generally from C-ar thnt t' v
ow our own.
In f-u-t this is carri'-i to h an e
has become proerlii:U t! : t "v.I
choice ft tiH tref-s !h"y f." p rc ' 1
than all tho poor oni s i "t t- '
How many t' ' ,i v n8 t
observation a!.-:it ri ' '
re t
Btowiwo oct a Catdie. There is one
small fi-? ;n domestic economy which Is not
Tiu ow Jsssamisi Flowers. This is the j etcneral'y knowrC but which is nsefal as saving
t
: ct .
; j,re.,
I ricr
i lh-
V 'l .l i
1
season, says the Angnsta CoiuliiutionuiUt
when the beautiful and highly aromatic,
was present, nnd dc- . . ' , ...
. , , l.Hom. , J'areots, and mothers partinilartv,
its. of tho banquet ! ,, ,, ... , '
'""w unimu uick cnu-iren max infis-e now
cr are pois-onona. We have on former occa
sions called attention to this matter, and have
heard of rr.uy cLUl-en wh.3 have Od from
the cLcwii j r-f l!iC flowers. If this Cvt
is gr-nerally known, it may save many a fond
parent premature grief over loved Joffs(ring
sa p-iMI- n:a:i. I d i t v i;h sinecrit
j aad wishi"g yon a?! p-wsryi-
An Irish sailnr once visited a city.
he said ther eo!ter-bottonied the
A S
where
liappiness. There
was an end to all hil irity; and the checks of
Mrs. Linston, wife f the Briti-h i.'inster,
i obstacle oroses (be restoration of their houses with sheet lead,
tops of j were wet with tc.-.r-" .uui
I it Auociatitmt.
A man will generally give yon his advice
without charge, but yon will often be cheated
if yon take it.
The jrleofu Um'h of hurDT children is the
I ri(M and j bet home music ; and the graceful figures of
j childhood are the best statu xry.
time, trou!'1", and temper. ( If the candle be
blown out holding it above yon, the wick will
not smoulder down, and may therefore be ea
sily lighted a gain, bat if blown upon down
rar.1, the contrary is the case.
"Bridget, bring me the castor-oil, the baby
is trick " . i
"I's all frme, inarm, not a rVrop left." 1
"All forte! why, we have not opened the bot
tle." ' '
"Sure you have had it every day, and Tv
seen yon use it myself on your salad."
"Why, yon don't say we hare lcn eating
castor-oil every day daring the salad season V
"Sore yon have."
"But dH yon not tee the bottle was labelled
cajrtor-oilP
"Sure and I did, narro; and didn't I put it
into the outer every day f
- . ' At ... '
' NATCHEZ.'?
Jctr 1, I 8 5 0.
Had not the Holy Bible son ? c
than the bifier ones We nre a
L-.t. 11 '.( ' at.
nr niijum mis maa ie neia u
sinner more than all f '
Ihtu as a
thr i '
tra-- ; l i ,i
,,im, ' I er n ... ; v. . : -
In a stamp speech smewhre ont West, i der, nvll tLn-nn
the ssnal locaHty, I windy orator recently gr.f t-Tn and m all ',.
s sntellin.mt cr. light, thu -h ,,
snbs-taneenhen it i
mpler.wy fur too
op before an assemblage of 1,
constrymen and said: ' "Sir, after miit-h re-
eiwraueii, ana .examination, -.1 ing ample t-Uv fur too ly -.- !
"a" """"J e"watv, and caremilr, come wuh the hind oilers set oa ra;' ,r f
to the determined conclusion that in citi j y. Any one posseting a hore f t ,
where the popul,Uon is very Urge, there are j pearanco, auJ l!;1ing cTcn w twpK
- gr nuinoer oi mea, women, and etui- dn-d ponnd may rest assured
i.iiwi in u cmes wnere the population hore of all work, aud
is less. And I irmly believe thai ikom U nrj m..rtl .;.. i n r
. .. . lUllg BUJII ...
a mm,' woman, or chil.1, m all this txi as-1 . - - .
I i n-re m a grrat rush C ow V TrV r-.i
ifemia. Tb la?t stomr ,1..t i .
uionce tiv
n chores innk iriir-thAa i tK,, I
tli it kn lino k
bargain ahkh is ell
senibly, that hss r !irsl theae of fifty or
npwsnls, but has felt this mighty tnrih rolling !
through his Lrrar! f..r r-entaria." i

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