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VOL. 3.
16, 1855;
The M'Arthur Democrat.
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Jso. Cum, Sr.,
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J. BLOLB', ...
J. OiuLix, ; :
Adam Lynn,
Wens Store,
. V likeavvle. .
B P. HEWITT, J.jdofprobaie Coult
7. A.'WAHDEX.Xlerliiim.- Ple Court
R. F. BINQH AM.Pronciunno Altun'iey.
Wm. TISUE. Sliertfl. '
Counvy Cfmmiif'iifr,
School Examinprs",
;"TlTo jTJIj kTa c e"s,'
With their Pest Office Adressc?.
Curc'i'ssATi Fuknace. Westfall, Stew
art if- Co., lUm.lfn. Rords Mill P. O.
Eaole Fi'ksacb, fctiiiiley. L'eiulf.v &
Co.', MaTrufuclurern of iho test qunthy
of Pig Iron. - Engle- Vsl Office.
Vijtos Furnace, Mettnv Clurk & Ci.
Mnufctvrers of bel qiwlity ot Pig
Iron, Vintou furnice Pint Oflire.
Hamiiek Kuhbace, Frnittts, Tprr & Co.
lftd' Mill Po?t Oflire, 1
Ilia Sasd Furnace, Dirtied, 1ma
Co.; Manufacturer of the beet qtwlit)
c( Tig Iron. I'wt OlFne m A '.herui, 0.
Mkhchanti! r-p Vinton, who arr
Ilor,ln Cry Ooml Ilar(ivr, u(mwuie, Beat.,
SI'oot, Ore r , etc
McAkthch. Ji'liit S. li.iAk. J. K. J- D
Will.T. A. Miirtui. Owen li.v.l, t'r.W. V
A. J. luil;le. J. J. Sboi-kv. rs. S. I "i,;iih
Co., ). 6i I1'.. 1'i'tlge, u-riiberger ) ohoutr,
Shmlce ft Kt viudii.t.
Kamorn. "H.-iij. Dill, D. D. T. I! u.l. II. 15.
Moore, J. C. i- W. B. WiHst-n, W in. C.
WiLKtvu.i.F..- R. S, Wurry. Jul.n fii'.lrn.
Ciinc & Gitntiit't, Fvt'.im & Ln.stiey, Juiiiit
llleiikely, Can & Strong.
, Ai.i.ENviLr r.. rettr Miller, Marcus Mil
ler, Joseph 'Wilcox.
Mt. Pleakakt. Phillip Siiin.
PlATTl TILLE. Swepston & SwejitL'(l, H. W.
Aikik's Mill. J. B'oer,
Mc Vkthir. K. P. l'otl vell. . K. Lrt.kt
McAuthi'b. G. B. WiH. .
llAJiPFJ.. Cavis& Collins.
. Wilresvii.if. Cline & Gnrdnrr. .
bootTa n l7 s h oestor es7
McArtiiub.-J. G, Shetland. C. B Coge
swmcgaaw I'Oj-ujiwrjftCTicewranni
Alio rncy a I law,
Will practice in Vinton and adjoining coun
ties, i Office three dot-ri West oi the Foot
Feb. 9. 1852., 31 tf
... j, . No. 5ft, Front Strekt, - .
or . rORTSMOUTH, OHIO. ...
JanurngQ. IS54. ty. . .
S'fEUN &" BKOTHER," -manufacturer
and Wholttale deultrt i
BtTWitN Howard and Libeiitt-sts.
: '.. ' . . Baltimore; ,
; Jnly 8.'53. ly. ,.: . - . ' ,,
AUornojs at Law.
' - Me ARTHUR, OHIO. . ..
Will practice in partnership in Vinton Conn
tr-' Oirtce, four doors east of Bisson &llul-
ert'i t
i Hotel.
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9 D. rueillX, T. U. BABCOCK, JSO. BABCOCK.
Commission Merchants.
' firf. ii 1 67 Water Street, NEW ORK.
Fcbuary 17, '54. ly. :' '
(E. A. BRATTONj r . .
.AUorncy ot Law: : t
W(ILL practice in Vinton and adjoining
counties.' Oflice.'o'ne door east of the
Jlua Corner."
(CT We cannot help but dedicate!
the following
To Our Subscribers.
Written by Pkroy Howe, editor of
the Pine Knot. It is capital:
Twas on a cold, autumnal night. , .
A dismal one to view; ',' '
Dark clouds obscured fair Venus' light,'
Aml not a atar appealed in aiglit, ,
. Ag'llie thick fon-ubroiigh -
Miicgins os usual blue," .
Pent homewurd, "tucking" sml right;
' ' wn ail at Once ne "btonijlifup nglit
: Agninst an old dead yew, '';
' Al Rhichhe "foumlfd to,"
And "squaring p3"' as if to fiht,
Suid wim nu oath 1 thac't inditn.
" Infernal sroiiiu'rel you!
' LiKhlau'l'll lick yon, blnck or white!"
' Jiifj t!.en itlKjve hiiu flcw.i' : - -i'Aii'QwI.-whiphop
a branch did light,
. A fettft above the bov.y.wiit,
. fyy then commenceJ to "T-i who
' Id 'who to who to wuo!"
QunNuipnii."Don'tyoii think to fright
' A.uAol my weight and lif.iht
NVjtU'your 'J'eii who itu w,
You cursed hi'gnb io!
An' if you'ie iWlivbub, it's quite
Unnece'sury von should light
Fo Muggins ain't your 'due!' ;
Fur money uiJXtcri are all uraiiT1.
. Tim Pttisri!s PiiD vk hoko uuiain!"
Tlien'uf. lift "oT Withdrew,
And Mjf';tn'nii?.z!ed 'too,
Rut there are other rhaps who might
be caught out late soir.e dismal night,
VVjihavkn't paju what's uuk!
iTicy know to who to who!
A uthentic De. Tails, translated from
the October finmlier of the Gazette
llcbdomadairttby John' W. (Jrecn,
M. D. Dr. Ilulnch, iTospjtal Phys
icrntiat Constantinople, ha addressed
a letter on the snljpct of -Mci with
Tails, which adds nany intPivstinz
details of those already received from
travelers. We will biidiy lay before
our readers the information, more or
less positne, which we possess on the
existence of this curious variety oftiio
human species, and ot whicli Hie earl
ie.tidicaion dates back as far as 1C75
-.V. 1". Medical Times. '
Mr. EciTon: At this limp, when
attention seems to be concentrated en
the subject of a tail-beating race called
Nlam-ffiaws, it gives me much pleas
ure to be able to add some observations
wh'ich I have had occasion to make
at Constantinople.
In 1802, I saw lor the first time one
of this race, a iiccress; strut k by this
phe iirr'tifor., 1 inu-rrf'saU-d her'in.istt'fj
a slave merchant. I was inlornlrd by
him that there existed, in Nifjtitis, Af
rica, a tribe called Ninm.Xians; that
ail the numbers ol this tribe Icar the
caiuial appendix; anJ, as exai ration
is a necessity to the O. lent il I'n iina
tion, lie nssuret ine that h had seen
nils two fri t in Irtv'tli. Tlic one ob
served by me wassaionth, and wit'icu!
h:iir, and witliotil hair, was two inch
es iti length, and terminated in a point.
The neress was black as ebon); her1
hair was crisped; the teeth were white,
thick, and inserted upon the alveolar
processes, strongly inclining otitwaid.
The lour canines were tiled; her eyes
were injected with blood. She ate
raw meat with much relish; clothes
were di-ajree able to her.
Her master had offered her for a!e
for six months, nt an exceedingly low
price, but was unable to sell her. The
horror which she inspired not residing
in her tail, but in her taste (which she
took no paiii3 to conceal lor human
Ilesh. '
Her tribe rat the flesh of prisoners
taken in battles with the neighboring
nations with whom they are constantly
at war. -
When any of them die, the relatives,
instead of interring the body, tat it,
from this cause tiiete are no cenietries
in the country. 1
They do net all lead a wandering
life, manv ol thrm construct huts with
ilia branches of trees; they manufact
ure the implements of war and of agri
culture, cultivating maize, grain, &c.
Cattle are alio brtd by them.'
The Jiiam'Xiams have' language
which is altogether primitive; it con
tains many Arabic words. I hey go
entirely naked, and wish for nothing
tut to satisfy their sensual appetites.
The strongest among them becomes
their chiel; he it is who leads them to
battle, and it is he who divides, the
booty, . It is not known whether they
have a religion; but it is probable they
have not, from tho very great faculty
with which they embrace any that is
taught them. It is very difficult to
civilize them, their instinct leading
them always to search for human flesh;
there are examples of slaves who have
killed and then devoured the children
ot their masters who had been confided
to their care. i ,
I saw last year a man of the same
race having a (ail one inch and a half
long covered with a few hairs. He
seemed to be about thirty-Gve years ol
age,; was robust, of good constitution,
ebony black, ' lower" jaw; spoken' ot
above, i. the alveoles inclined out
ward. Their canines are filed ih order
to dfftinish their masticatory lorce."
The Niam-Niams are endowed with
Herculean, strength, , .The - merchants
reject them, as they are so very .difficult
tofubjugate, and the people fear to con
fide to them the guard of their houses.
I knew, at Constantinople, the. son
of an apothecary, ten years oiYgewho
was born with a tail one inch, in length;
he belongs to the white Cauca'ssian
race. One of It i 9 ancestor presented
the sime anomaly.' These phonorii
na are generally regarded in the East
as a sign of brute force-
The Turks have known for a long
time thisace of men, and are very
much astonished that scientific Europe
seems to ignore their existence at this
HUBSCH. Schuylor the Ruined Banker---A
Peep Behind the Scenes.
From the Baltimore American Jan. 27.
writer makes the ' fol
lowing comments upon the fallen for
tunes of the celebrated Robert Schuyl
er: .
1 1 pawd the other tlay the splendid
mansibrt of Mr. Schuyler, whose' 'stu
pendous frauds are so well known , It
was dosed and apparently solitary.
thongh his lamily still reside there.
What a contrast a few months has ap
parently made in that familyl Its "lory
is dim. Crowds no longer assemble in
the spacious parlors: the coaches of
the splendid and gay do not line the
sidewalks; the brilliant lizhts and the
dashing company no longer allure Ihe
erowd to herd arcund the curb stone
alt is solitude. But what a lesson does
this event teach.
Mr. Schuyler had two characters.
In business', on 'Change, at hii rooms,
in the Astor, he was known as the
high-minded, honorable, successful,
pure-minded man, one of whom we
delighted to honor. Now come with
me into ono of the least pretending
. . XT i mi i
tireets in new mm. 1 ins. iiouse is
fts unpretending as the street. Mr.
Spieer lives here. Let us enter. Mrs.
Spicer and a family ot children horn
19 years aud under compose the house
hold. It is said to be a singular fam
ily. ' Mr. Spicer is a singular man.
No one ever sees him. The butcher,
the milkman, the landlord dou't know
him. Mis. Spicer does all the busi
ness. Mr. Sjficer comes in late; he goes
away early in the morning.
tye is a uusiness man, he lias so
much business that he is never seen in
his family. Remain there day and
night, and you will never see Mi. Spi
cer. The daughters become young la
dies. They ate all well educated
They go out into society, but no one
knows their father. Mr. Spicer's name
is not in tue nusiness uueclory. do
have his family lived for twenty
in Witt nean oi new l otki ji tengtii
the cider Miss Spicer is engaged to a
most worthy man. It is needful to
gain the consent of Mr. Spicer that the
marriage may take place.
A time is appointed and the expect
ant son-in-law is planed face to lace
w ith Mr. Spicer. He is told by the
father himself that his .name i? not Spi
cer, but is Mr. Schuyler; that the moth
er of his daughter is not his wife;
but ii the daughter is taken in mar
riage the mother shall be wedded.
The double act is consumatcd; the
veil is removed, New York is agi
tated for a moment by the disclosures;
an elegant house is taken on Twenty-
second strert.and the family is launched
on the wave of fashionable life. All
the world knows the sequel. With
so rotten a foundation, how could the
superstructure stand.
A Scoundrels.
We cut the following from an Eas
tern exchange, and ask every body to
read it. It is one of the best comments
upon a certain style of chanty which
we have ever seen. If it hits any body
in this latitude, it is just as well; il
not, r.o one will have any cause for
annoyance. Only read it:
Sympathy. "What is the matter,
my poor iittle deai'r"' said old' Miserly
to a little girl whom ' he saw in the
street, poorly clad, and wrpping!
"Oh, sir!" said she, sobbing as-
her heart would break, "mother is sick,
and we have no bread to eat, nor " tire
to keep us warm."
"Poor, dear thing! ' exclaimed old
Miserly; "don't cry, my child; it's very
cold, I know; hut have patience: you
get used to it before spring, and then
wont com so hard
The old heathen shrugged his shoul
ders and passed on, lor lie was in
hurry to see his lawyer, and direct him
to turn out widow btiutli and her sick
daughter into the street because they
could not pay their rent.
God's other Vicegerent.
A Constantinople letter gives, as from
a Russian prisoner, the following ex plan
ation of the origin of the present war:
"The Turks massacred the Russian
Bishop and several Russians priests
Jerusalem. God, in his wrath, sent
squadron of angels to carry away the
tomb of Christ, which remains at this
moment suspended in Ihe heavens, and
he commissioned the Czar to avenge the
Pagan sacrilege. When the ' Emperor
Nicholas shall enter Jerusalem a con
qutror, a, by the aid of heaven he cer
tainly will do, Christ's tomb will be re
stored to its place. The phalanx of an
gels will line the road along which the
conquering Russian army will pass., and
will present arms to them. .Then Uie
Czar will be master of the whole world,
which will renounce : its errors, . anil be
come converted to the orthodox faith."
This atory is implicitly believed
Ihe Russian serfs, ' .
Rainy Sundays are rather popular with
cnurcn-guers. it enables tnem to ex
amine, their ledgers without com pro mi
ting their . repntations. for piety and
God's other Vicegerent. LAY SERMON---No. 2.
"T. eomi.au land La J iorai. on.prUfIra."
( Bibl.
ytarbouv hrity, I perveita tb.vyou know
Beloved CniiSTiAss hearen! Out of
pure regard to tho tenderness of your
toes, and your consciences, I omit the
preceding context of (hit portion of scrip
me, fearing that were 1 to quote i'.
'without note or comment," you might
consider me personal, and disposed to
feake an application of the words of
Christ, insleud of leaving it for you to
','Ye compass sea and land" 'jut you
Ua invented a way of doing it ata leu
sl of personal effort, and self-denial,
than the hypocritical Scribes and Phar
isees of eighteen hundred years ago.
luu-live in an age of improvement; and,
bf the aid of all sorts of sectarian ma-
CHinery, you can sit still, and do by
ptoxy what could be done in that day
only by dint of actual libor, and a liber
al uutlay of, 'mint, annis, and commin,'
and by paying tythe of all they pojsijj
ed. But the way of doing an art does
not determine its quality; and hence
you are entitled to all praise bestowed
upon those old Pharisees, although you
generally contrive to do an immense
mount of business on a very small cap
ital of grace. You are at least their
equals in zeal, if not their superiors in
pride and hypocricy. And while you
cheerfullj give : of your substance, to
convert the heathee, provided the sum
bestowed can be set opposite your names
in the newspapers, you every day "pass
by on the other side," to avoid coming
iu contact with real objects of charity.
In the worlds' bible there is a passage,
which 1 commend to your serious and
prayerful consideration. It teaches us
thai charily should begin at home
which, being interpreted, means that in-
stesd of trying to save the souls of the
heathen, we should, in the Bist place,
U ve-due regard for the sorrows, sins,
vires, misfortunes, wants, woes and
deviltries of those nearer home. The
babit of turning up out eyes and noses,
atauangleof for:y-five degrees, to see
that everything goes right in the upper
woru, is apt to cause axulpable neglect
ol earthly things. And yet, it has been
snrewuiy suspected, Dy those as wise
and as good as you are, that the most
acceptable service which we can render
God, is to take good cars of God's chil
dren, here on earth.
liut, wr.r.et am preaching to you
biifpreclous little of the natuie of il.
touseemto think that this sadly neg
lected virtue consists in giving cold
victuals, and cast-off clothieg, lu those
who make a business ot begging, or at
best, in giving a few dollars to some be
nevolent Institution with a long-waist-
d name. This mar be charuv, or it mar
be something else for pride sometimes
puts on ilm ature of, humility, and
parsiajiimy becomes ostentatious, But
charity, iu the broad gospel senae of the
word, is Love a principle quite differ
ent from a close-listed and calculating
generosity, and iulinitely more compre
hensive, both us regards the sphere of
its acliun, end the overwhelming ten
derness of its solicitude for the sinful
and unfortunate, than that miserable
substitute for justice which deals in
broken bread, rags, and cold buck-wheat
True charity, let me tell you. "0, ye
of little faith," is that divine principle
which caused a God to pity, and a Jesus
to die which flows fori from the eter
nal Throne in perpetual streams of com
passion, fertilizing a world', otherwise
barren,' hopeless and accursed, not
those who deserve but to those who
need thrm.
Arouud you, my belovd, are not only
the poor, but the victims of tin, vice,
tempta'ion, and mislortune. in your
ow n town, the young of both sexes, and
all conditions, are bring led away from
their path of virtue, pleasantness, and
peace, aud enticed into the broad road
which Teadeth to destruction, toung
men, with willing ears, are listening
the eyreu song of w hat fools call pleasure
and young women, with hearts often
sibility, and affections made to v-onvcrt
the world into paradise, are taught
legarJ uselessuess as a virtue, frivolity
as an aciomplishment, and fashion
the "higher law" of existence; while
vou, pretending to be the followers
H i in who made a decipleofone woman
with seven dvvils, and caved another
from being stoned, are disposed to 'com'
pass sea and land to make one prose
lyte,' while you neglect a thousand op
portunities to render immense tervii-e
the fallen and sinful who are within the
reach of your influence
Set about it oi it will be entirely too
late! . Go, straitway, to that young man
who needs your counsel,- and speak
him kindly. Go to that young woman
who has fallen, and raise her up! Bind
up those broken hearts -wipe awsy those
scalding tears pour oil into '.hose bleed
ing wounds that your acts may do good
to the afflicted, aud servo as examples,
to be imitated by others. Amen.
The model lady puts her child out
to nurse and lends lapdogs; lies in bed
till noon wears paper soled shoes
pinches her waist gives the piano fits
lorgetstopay her miliner cuts her
poor relationsgoes to church wnen
she ha a new' bonnet turns a cold
shoulder to her husband; and flirts with
his friends' never saw a thimble
dont know a darning needle from
crow-bar wonders where, puddings
grow eats ham and eggs in private,
and dines on a pigeon's wing in public
runB mad after the last new fashions
dotes on Byron and when asked the
sge of her youngest child replies:
"Don't know indeed ask Tetty"
William Medill.
A Know Nothing editor at Ironton,'
having "imbibed" and "expressed" the"
hard-cider "spirit of John Greiner
touching Gov, Mr.oiLL.be is well answer
ed by our friend Leetk of the Ironton
rimes. A more honest and capable of.
fleer than Wm. Medill waa never con.
nected with the public service, and his
administration hat fully t indicate J the
intelligence of the people of Ohio, who
elected him by such an unprecedented
majority Suf?na.
We copy a portion of the erticls of the
Time: . -.
"IC we accept that other definition,
which allows him to be truly great, who
adequately and faithfully dertargbs the
duties of every station, however high, or
humble,, that may be assigned . to hiin,
then is Governor Medill t great man.
In every position to which h has been
elevated by the partiality of his fellow
citizens, he has fully sustained himself.
In 1333, when barely eligible: he was
chosen a Representative to) she Ohio
Legislature. Ca taking his seat, he as
elected Speaker of that body. In 1335,
he was bidlen 'go up higher Ha was
elected to the twenty-sixth Congress by
an overwhelming majority over the late
lamented John M. Creed. II may be
said that the district was a Democratic
strong-hold, and that party discipline
could effect for Medill what personal
merit could not have don.
Yet here a simple tact is suggested.
His opponent was a most estimable man,
staunch Whig, universally beloved.
and still ha fell behind bis ticket In
every county in the district, while. Me
dill was propot'iouaUv ahed of the De-
mocralic ticket. In 1850, his constitu
ents testified their approval of his con
duct by ra electing bun to congress. Of
the eight Democratic members Irnin Ohio
who outrode the Whig whirlwind of
that never to-be forgotten year, he re
cetved by far the heaviest majority. The
journals of the XlVItb and the XXVlltb
Congress show what te did. He was
always at the right spot at the right
time. His votes on every measure of
vital public interest are recorded. IU
voted for the Independent Treasury,
lie voted against the bankrupt law.
His votes are recorded against the two
United States Bank bills, forced through
Congress In violation of ; repeated
pledges, and which were vetoed by Mr
Tyler. He voted against each and al!
those scoundrelly bills which pretend to
foster labor by taxing it. His record is
frank, bold, and manly a very differ
ent one from that of hi. pi-b.U oppo
nents of 1853, who are so utterly dead
to every bave. and noble impulse as to
exult in secrecy, in darkness, and in
A'note Kolhinelsm.
"i he Register, with that total disre
gard for truth which runs through the
article, insinuates that Qorernor Medi II
is a 'betwixt and between sort of a
mar, in general.' We have reached a
peiiod in the political career of Gover
nor Medill, when he made a nobler sacri
fice for Right, than ever entered into
the conception of all the Stimaon tribe,
from the days of Noah until now. Dur
ing the Congressional canvass of 1843,
he deliberately imperiled his re-election
to Congress by avowing himself a hard
money man. He was defeated, and had
he made the slightest conncession on the
currency question, his election would
have been doubly sure. Such a creature
as the editor of the "Register"shotid be
silent concerning men tike Medill.
They are above his sphere.
"In 1845, Colonel Medill was appoint
ed Commissioner of Indian Affairs uu-
der President Polk, His bitterest ene
mies even the woe-begone wight of the
Register', can not deny that he fill
ed that important post with credit and
usefulness. In 1850. he wa, without
personal solicitation, chosen a delegate
to the Ohio Constitutional Convention.
When that assembly the ablest ever
convened in the State met; he: was
called to preside over its deliberations;
How he couducteJ himself during its
long and stormy session how his ser
vices were esteemed by those to whom
they were rendered, and who could best
appreciate their value, Mr. Slimson may
learn from the very full Reports, pub
lished officially especialy from the re
ported proceedings of the las' day uf the
session. We presume that he, at pres
ent, knows nothing about it. '
"In 1851, Colonel Medill waa chosen
Lieutenant Governor uf Ohio, by a ma
jority of 30,000 votes. In 1353,' he was
elected Governor by a plurality, that be
wildered friend and foe. (We have an
indistinct recollection that Mr. Slimson
who hates office-seekers so rruch-was
at that very time a candidate for. the
Ohio Senate, in a district reliably Whig
by more than 1,000 majority, and was
beaten by Lewis Anderson to the tune of
570 votes! 'Tell it not Gsth.' &c, &c,
Oh, how ungrateful these vile Republics
"And as the Executlvn of Ohio, Gov.
Medill has conducted himself with a de
gree of prudence and firmness that show
him to' be emphatically a witeruler. We
challange Rodney M. Stimson, with all
his malignity, to point to one ojjicial
transaction of Gov, Medill that does not
fully comport with the station he fills,
and the upright, honorable mail.''. '-
"Mr. Stimson has something to say
about politicians. The style with which,
he has clothed his ideas, shows that they
are cleat as mud.- There are two Sorts
of politicians: the self-sacrificing, pub
lic spirited man, and '.he trimmer. But
for the philanthropic labors of the for
mer, mankind had still been barbarians.
But for all-corrupting influence of the
latter, the Utopian dream of Sir Thomas
Moore would, long siace, have become
reality. That Governor Medill iabheof
those who engage' in political pursuits
for the sake oi pecuniary gain, is abio.
lutely not true, as the whole tenor
his life demonstrates.
.J'The kiatato editor of tha , 'Register"
ought ta know, that fba devoiloa of time
and taleot ttf the; public setVf?e"Tloet
not Include theMdea'pfa Tratfe., Adopt
ing his pewter-sbop notions,, ,wej may
set down Fisher Ames, John Hancock,
Samuel Adams, Timothy Pit MAT" J an
Marshall, Daniel Webster, end a host of
illustrious men who shed Imperishable
g'ory around-the Conservative 'varty,
as political tradesmen! It Is likely Mr.
Stimson is a stranger the toienttment of
patriotism we suppose he is, be it so
skeptical shout it but o.u;ht''to have
the gererosity to accord to others those
gifts of spirit which they possessand
which Heaven withholds -fioui him. j
''The- concluding paragraph )f tirfar.
tide is a marvel Irr literature. It eclip
ses Judge. Edmonds. ' That a dead man
should jtvrite tha epitaph effarliving man
--likely forfg to live is reallt'a new
thing under the. sun. jA's-Mi. Stiuison's
friends . casjt him .hastily jrtq Us grave,
without-erecting a r stinev. to. mark the
spot, we shall kindly perform that last
t .fine for him. '.f'His epitaph? t
tr.ot.a in tb. hop. rpm.rrlii Mi? memory t
157u mas politically executed on thi 11 (,
. . of October, 1353.;;
Reader, why need this tablet hava told hof
he died?. The place where his gallows stood,
is overgrown with weed, but lurking demons
haunt lhaepot, for he Jell by, (he hands of
his friends.-" , . , , ' .
Death of King Kamehamcha III.
The telegraph two days since' told us
of the death of the Kins of the Sand
wich Islands on th IStU December
The account received does not give the
cause ol tiis death, except that of aaer
lous itlnesa of five or six days. The In
dian King was suject to severe attacks
of that "white man's complaint, 'called
druuk, and no doubt whisky on the brain
carried off hia "august' Majesty,". The
King was 41 years iul 9 Vnonths.orage,
and bis death was annouueed br hoist
ing the Royal standard at half mast and
firing miauts guns from the Punch Bowl
batterp,.As soon as 'the usws' spread.
tha flags ashore aud afloat were also set
at half inaBl, business was sfispended
aud tba people, assembled neai Hi Pat
ace in, great crowds, testifying their grief
by weeping and wailing. Jit,13 o
clock of the same day, the Governor, es
corted by his guards, made the official an
nouncement, proclaiming Prince Liho
iiho Ktng of the' Hawaiian Islands un
der the title of Kamehamehe IV, '
. Upon this proeUmfttiaa v Wing aide
at Ihe corners of the principal atresia of
Honolulu, grief was instantly turned In
to joy, ad shouts rent the air. Subjects
of a King are
" like a fashionable host ' .
That slightly shakes his partnig guost by
the hand; - i
And with his arms outstretched, as he
would fly, -. . .
Grasps in the comer:." , . ,
1 The scheme of annexation Is probably
now "done for." The old King waa en
thusiastically In ' favor of It, but ty
new King is the Prince whose signature
has been wanting to the treaty, and who
"made himself scarce"' for a long time,
having sojourned on a neighboring island
no doubt in anticipation , that King Al
cohol -would toon make a eubject of
King Kanehameha III, when the. throne
would be his seat and a ntw order of
things be established. The San Fran
ciico Herald, in speaking of tbe new
King, says? -1 ' ' " 1
' "lie it said to be a young' man of
more than ordinary abilities, well edu
cated, his mind improved by travel,. and
familiar by personal observation ' with
the power and resources' of the United
States. Franco and Great Britain.' Ha
is, withal, ambitious, and particalarly
covetous of the kingly title; that he may
be enabled to offer a share of his throne
to youtig English ladyj to whom ha is
Attached.' Love and ambition, there
fore, combine to make him; hold on to
his power With a tenacious grasp. . It Is, -therefore,
too much to expect that ho
will continue the negotiations with the
U. S. Commissioner commenced by his
predecessor, the more from the' fact that
he is reported to be under English influ
ence, which has unceasingly been exert
ed to defeat the scheme of annexation."
The young King is scarcely 21 years
of age, fond of amusement and dies! pa-
tion.anailis very probable that In a
change of ministry which takes place
of course the American 1 Influence will
be entirely overcome by British; and
French influence. ' .-."-.
.lMpoaTATLw.SoiT Amoso Saovr
ken. Barnum tt. Spalding. We un
derstand that Barnum has, commenced
suit against Dr. Spalding,' fot .several
thousand ' dollars damages. . In conse
quence of the death of a giraffe on boatd
the "Floating Palace," at New Orleans,
sometime since. Spalding, it seenis,
had hired the animal with the privileee
of buying; but trt transferring i to tbe
ralace, notwithstanding every pre
caution was .-used to cuard taainstall
accidents or injury, he was accldehtly
drowned.:. Barnum claiois the accident -,
occured ia consequence of. negligence of
ipalding, and claims damages- for. tbe
value, utoui tlO.OOO, On .; tbt pother
hand, Spalding claims that every possi-.
ble precaution and diligence,, were used,
and as the animal was under the charge
of a keeper appointed by EatnuuV, if
there was sayv carelessness or negligence
it was through the carelessness of such
keeper ihat tbe. death of, the animal oe
ci'rred, and .that Barnum ..is - liable for
the damages aud loss, estimated at20,
000, suffered by Spalding. V Both par
lies have the reputation of being leilier
shrewd la their wty.tnd as bo to. are welt
able to paf the1 lawyers,-we hop they
Will both; dbtaie. jusilcc. oul et the
worth of their money" they p y jtitaj
Albany Argus.

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