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M. A. KNOX, - - - Master R. P>. Majors, - - - Clerk. : A -.Tit -1 THIS steamer havin' l 'teri^^^J.^ntcred the above trade, wil I throughout the season. [j«in2< A GRAND OLD POEM. Who shall judge a man from manners? Who shall know him by his dress? Paupers may be fit. for princes, Princes fit for something less. Crumpled shirt and dirty jacket, May beclothe the golden ore Of the deepest thoughts and feeling— Satin vests could do no more. There arc springs of crystal nectar Ever welling out of stone, There arc purple buds and golden Hidden, crushed, and overgrown ; God who counts by souls not dresses, Loves and prospers you and me, While he values thrones the highest, But as pebbles iu the sea. | Man, upraised above his fellows, Oft forgets his fellows then ; Masters, rulers, lords, remember That your meanest hinds are men ; Mon by labor, men by feeling, Men by thought, men by fame, Claiming equal rights to sunshine, In a man’s ennobling name. There are foam-embroidered oceans There arc little weed-clad rills ; There are feeble, inch-high saplings, There are cedars on the hills God, who counts by souls, not stations, Loves and prospers you and me ; For, to Him, all vain distinctions Are as pebbles in the sea. Toiling hands alone arc builders Of a nation’s wealth or fame ; Titled laziness is pensioned, Fed and fattened on the same; ■ By the sweat of others’ forheads, Living only to rejoice, While the poor man's outraged freedom Vainly lifted up its voice. Truth and justice are eternal, Born with loveliness and light, Secret wrongs shall never prosper While there is a sunny right; God, whose world-heard voice is singing Boundless love to you and me, Sinks oppression with its titles, As the pebbles iu the sea. THE CONDITION OF EUROPE. The following just and able view ofEuro peon affairs—we takefroma late number of the Hamilton C. W. Spectator—it is of unusual interest, being from an interested stand-point: Europe is at this moment trembling up on the brink ot a destructive war, which if once commenced will not only occasion a terrible amount of individual suffering but will also effect a mighty change among the dynasties of that continent before it is brought to a conclusion. Great Britain, France and Russia arc labouring, the for mer assiduously, to bring about an Inter national Conference, and the “Scotia” brings the intelligence that all the inter ested parties have consented to participate therein. Still there is great fear that the conference will fail to achieve any good results, that hostilites will only be deferred for a few days, and that no peaceful solu tion exists for the numerous intricate ques tions which for some time past have been agitating the nations of Europe, to a greater or less degree, and now seem to have all come up*for settlement at one and the same time. In Europe to day “Loan look’d prophets whisper fearful change, lvich men look sad and ruffians dance and leap, The one in fear to lose what they enjoy, The other to enjoy by rage and war.” Still there is much to be hoped from the strong disposition of a large portion of the people of Europe for peace. Prussia, ag gressive and determined for war as she ap pears, is in reality favourable to peace. M. Bismarkand the 7v ing together perhaps with a portion of the army would like to sec war, partly because they hope by aggres sive measures to carry out their ambitious designs upon Austria, and also because they are desirous of turning the minds ol ! the Prussian people from their own down 1 trodden condition. The people of Prussia | themselves are for the most part opposed to war, though probably like other nations if they found themselves once engaged in active hostilities, they would do all they could to bring it to a successful issue : National pride would no doubt induce then ! to do so. The Austrian government and ; people on the other hand do not scruple I to admit that they are anxious to preserve ! peace if possible, and to avoid war in every honorable way. It Austria goes to war i will be solely with a view of defending he own soil from invasion. Italy is in reality the only nation which is practically unani mously in favor of war, yet it is question able whether the government itself woiih ;f not be glad to withdraw from the positioi ■which it has assumed, if it dared. The people however are more than ever bent on striking a blow for Venctia, and it will be a difficult matter to hold the Italian Volunteers in hand even during the sitting of the Congress. Several thousand of them have already passed to the frontier. Great Britain is of course desirous of pre serving peace Russia is not likely to de rive any advantage from a war which would in all probability afford an opportunity for all the revolutionary elements upon the Continent to awaken to renewed life. Nor is the present position of Napoleon so abun dantly secure as to enable him to view with equanimity the breaking out of such a convulsive war as a general European struggle would now necessarily be. He knows that if these millions of armed men who arc now standing front to 'front, onee meet in hostile combat, thrones will be overturned, and the map of Europe remo deled in a manner which it is impossible to foresee. The Magyar and the Pole would not be the only revolutionists who would seize upon the golden opportunity. The Orleanists and the Red Republican would also be upon the qui vivc and ready to strike a blow if occasion offered. We rejoice to see the government and the people of Great Britain—while ready to intervene as far as possible to bring about a peaceful solution of existing diffi culties—are determined to avoid all inter meddling in the war, should .it come. The position of Great Britain is now very different to what it was at the commence ment of the century. She has shaken her self free from German complications; and with the exception of Gibraltar, Malta and Heligoland, has no stake in Europe save such as her commercial relations with the continent create. She is in fact more con cerned in the affairs of the East, in the keeping open of the road between her Eastern and Western Empires than in the affairs of Austria or of Prussia. It makes no difference to her whether Francis Jo seph or Victor Emmanuel rule over Vene tia, so long as the highroad to India is kept open and her maritime power enables her to keep up communication with British America and the other out-lying portions of her immense Empire. Especially at the present time, when the people of the United States are exhibiting so much lies tility to us, we rejoice that Great Britain is , . . i _~ll UtJlci HI1I1UU tu inuiu ao iui uo intermeddling in the continental war should it come. -o<S>*-■' Farliculiirs of the First Engagement. Hamburg Cor. London News, June 19.] The first blood has been shed in this unrighteous and unnatural civil war. On Sunday evening a corps of eight hundred Prussians were embarked at Ilarburg on board the iron-clad frigate Arminics and one of the river passenger steamers, and arrived off Brunshauscn at 3 o’clock yes terday morning, where they immediately landed, and after spiking the thirteen guns found in the fort, and destroying the earthworks forming the approaches, march ed along the dykes to Stade, formerly a fortress of considerable importance, but nowin a very dilapidated condition. The greater part of the heavy guns and other material of the artillery had been withdrawn and sent into the interior of the country, so that there remained but a small garrison of only three hundred men, who were cer tainly not in a position to resist a siege or offer much opposition to a superior force. Still they showed fight, and prepared tc defend themselves when summoned to sur render ; but the Prussians immediately fired a volley into them, killing and wounding a few Hanoverians, when the commandant, perceiving the uselessness of further oppos ition, capitulated, and the Prussians took possession of the garrison, who, liowevor after being disarmed, were allowed to pro ceed to their respective homes, previously being obliged to give their parole not t( fight against the Prussians during the rest of this unhappy war. Prussian accounts of this transaction exult at the quantity o military stores that have thus fallen int( their hands, which is, however, denied by the Hanoverians. _What is the difference between accept ed and rejected lovers? The accepted kiss thi misses, and the rejected miss the kisses, t _If one pine tree can make pitch, hov many wiilmake a pitcher? If one twinge o pain make an aehe, how many will make as " acre? jLnd if it take four men two days t I eat a ham, how long will it take them to eat : 1 ham-er? The Minister who Whipped his Child to Death. We gave the other day a short account of a child being whipped to death by its father, in New York State. The Roches ter Union of the 22d inst gives some addi tional particulars of the horriblo affair It says: “The account of the whipping to death of a child three years old by its father, a clergyman, because it would not say its prayers, near Medina, published yesterday, awakened the greatest indignation of our citizens against the inhuman father. The report was hardly credited, so unnatural and monstrous was the crime committed. We blush to say it, but the most sickening and dreadful part of unparalleled horror was not published. Lindley’s (that’s the minister’s name) statement before the cor oner’s jury, given yesterday, was corrobo rated by other witnesses before the jury. The body of the child told more plainly and pathetically than words of the terrible punishment it had undergone. Several fingers were broken and blood had oozed from every pore. To conceal the crime the father had tied the little one’s hands behind its back and placed it in its coffin. While the physicians were making a post mortem examination of the body, he sat by, cooly looking at the proceedings. Af ter a while ho spoke and asked if they had not carried ‘this thing about far enough.’ The physicians discovered no disease about the child- —it died solely from excessive and cruel punishment. The little one would have been three years old next August— whipped to death because it would not say its prayers. We are told that Lindsley justified his work. He thinks it was his duty to punish the child until his will was broken, and he obeyed. Lindsley was ar rested yesterday and committed to jail in Albion. It was with the utmost difficulty that the officers who had him in charge could keep the citizens of Medina aud neighborhood from lynching the murderer on the spot. Lindsley is a man about five feet eight inches in hight, well proportion ed, has black whiskers and dark complex ion. He has the appearance of a man of violent temper. The murder is the all absorbing topic of Orleans county —[Av alanche. A Western Editor’s Experience. Never will we forget the time we met our sweet Kitty in the center of a vast wilderness of briars in the old Duekeyc State. Her eyes were as black as the berries in her basket, and as brilliant as those of the cat-bird chattering over her head; her lips were ruby red, her cheeks lily white, except a broad streak of purple fruit stain, reaching from ear to ear. Heavens! didn’t she look lovely ? Our own basket was full and we volunteered our assistance to fill that carried by her. Often, while plucking the melting fruit from some glorious cluster, her curls—Kit ty had curls glossy and golden—-"her curls brushed our cheeks, we thought, very of ten, but it seemed somehow accidental. Somehow, too, we were always at work upon the same clusters, and Kitty’s lips were very close to ours when she turned to speak. At last Kitty's lips pouted, Kit ty’s eyes flashed and she almost succeeded in coaxing into her smooth white brow one or two indignant wrinkles. “Don’t you think,” said she, “that the other day when I was out here all alone, just as we arc, with Ned Jones, the naugh ty fellow up and kissed me!” We didn’t like Ned, and we were very ready to say that he was naughty. ‘ He just caught me this way,” and her lips almost touched ours, and we felt a violent thumping in the region of our heart, but she didn’t quite do it, and the peril was soon over. We felt all over that we were on the verge of being just as naughty as Ned, yet our bashfulness saved us. Still pouting, and we thought worse than ever, she placed both her hands on our slioulder, and turning her sweet face towards ours • said : “You are a dear good boy; you ain’t . going to be naughty, like Ned was!"’ Heavens! how our heart fluttered. We seemed losing our breath ; and a moment after ATitty was saying: “You are a very, very naughty boy !” _Love is as necessary to woman’s heart f as a fashionable bonnet to her head. Indeed, i we think rather more so, for nothing less than , ] a largo measure of love' will content her; i ‘ whereas, the recent fashion has shown that | the can be satisfied with a very little bonnet. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. -A horticulturist advertised that ho would supply all sorts of fruittrees and plants, especially pie-plants of all kinds. A gentle man thereupon sent him an order for one package of custard-pie seed, and a dozen mince-pic plants. The gentleman promptly filled the order by sending him four goose eggs and a small dog. —-E. A. Pollard writes that he finished the last sheet of “The Lost Cause” on the night of June 30. He says; “Within twelve months I have written more than threo thou sand pages of manuscript, examined aij aver age of at least two hundred references in dif ferent. portions of the narrative, and analyzed! and annotated some four or fivo hundred let ters from Confederate Generals and politicians. 1 believe that I hare composed a work that will live and be a possession forever for my countrymen.” -Prof Benjamin S. Ewell writes a com munication to an Augusta, Georgia, paper de nying a charge in Dr. Craven’s book against Joe Johnston. He says: “The only approach to an order for General Johnston to attack General Grant’s besieging army at Vicksburg, was given in a telegram from the Secrotary of War, and this was modified, and virtually re voked, by a second telegraphic communica tion, received the same day. The gentleman who was at the time Secretary of War of the Confederate StateB had too much wisdom and practical senso to give a positive order to Gen eral Johnston to attack with his army of about 23,000. Who is Old —A wise man will never rust out. As long as he can move aud breathe, he will do something for himself, for his neigh bor or for his posterity. Almost to the last hour of his life, Wellington was at work. So were Newton, Bacon, Milton, and Franklin. The vigor of their lives never decayed. No' rust marred their spirits. It is a frolish idea to suppose that we must lie down because wo are old. Who isold? Not the man of energy ; not the day-laborer ii» science, art or benovo lence; but he only who suffers his energies to waste time, and the spring of life to become motionless, on whose hands tho hours drag heavily. A Rational Vkiiuict.—A genius out West, conceiving that a little powder thrown upon, some green wood would facilitate its burning, directed a small stream from a keg upon the pile. Not possessing a hand sufficiently quick to cut of at a desirable moment , he was blown into a million pieces. The coronor reasoned out this verdict: “It can’t be called suicide, because he didn’t mean to kill himself; ft wasn’t ‘visitation of God,’ because he wasn’t struck by lightning; he didn't dio for want of Kvnof li far tin litlfln’I iltivlliiruv laft tn KwnaitiA with. It’s plain he didn’t know what he was about; so 1 shall bring in, ‘Died for want of common sense.’ ” “Who Made You?”—One of the ladies con nected with the Methodist Five Points Mis sion, who has under her charge some thirty little boys, called them together on the morn ing of Christmas to perfect them in the an swers to questions she intended to put tothem before the visitors in the afternoon. After arranging them properly, the first boy on the right, in answer to the question, “Who made you?” was to say, “God.” The nest, “Of what were you made?” to reply, “The dust of the earth.” and so on through the catechism. The all-important moment having arrived, tho little “shavers” were told to stand up. Tho little head boy, it seems >ras missing, but tho fact being unnoticed by the teacher, she pro ceeded with the question, “Who made you’” which elicited the following laughable answer: “I was made of the dust of the ’ert, but the little fellow what God made has got the belly ache and gone home.” A Human Fiend.—Isaac Chans, a negro from Ohio, endeavored to csoape from the Libby prison, Richmond, on Monday, but was fortunately frustrated. The Times thus gives his history: This negro is from Ohio. During the year 1808 ho enlisted in Sherman’s army and was with him in his march from Atlanta to Colum bia, South Carolina, where he says he found one hundred thousand dollars. After the burning of Columbia he was transferred to East Tennossoe, and was with Gen, Burbridge in his attack on the Virginia Salt Works. . Here he was captured by the Confederate for ces and carried to Lynchburg, where he was sold to a farmer named Giles, living in Rock bridge county, and lived there until the 6th of October, 1865. On that day Mr. Giles said something to the negro which so enraged him that he struck Mr. G. on the head with a stave, killing him instantly. The negro next went to the house, took all the valuables he could find, and then set fire to it, burning up the wife of Mr, Giles, who was in an upper room asleep. He was arrested a few days after, tried before a military commission and sen tenced to be hung on the 5th of Moy. He was brought to this city and confined in the Libby, . and every preparation made for his execution, but, he being a “ward of the nation,” a re prieve was granted him. He is still in close confinement, and we hope soon to have the pleasure of recording a hanging in which he will be deeply interested. He admits having killed the man, but denies firing the house, or in any way being concerned in the death of the lady. ' *