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Attorney at
No. 20 ST.
April 94iK, K6i 3^
rar. i
.*. HY in njnin open for I lit reception of pn
pits, umler ibe of Mm TRIMLR, of
I tUltimore, iuuu*(*hl by Mrs MILLS, of u,e
•nine city. Mrs. Till MLR i* :i ni*liv* ><f
I England, toil ii is liml eD'lilcfti yearn eXj eu
race an a (earlier in this country. Her r*fr
eiires mid testimonial* are of the Lest; she j*!.ivn
f finely ou llie piano, teaches Frenrh and npeikir
i* fluently, ail.l in altogether a thoroughly r|u
f c*C d wuniitn ; M I’M. MILLS,— Roman
( l/Alholir—in a unlive of Hnltimore, mul uns,
Iwfore man iage, a Miss Mugruder.
nit loss hnd no eX|*enenre ana teacher, jet
her education lias l*een thorough, her mnninm
toe highly accomplished, and she in recoyni/eil
hv nil win* know her, a* eminently filled for
her present puiMtioii, They are ena>'ed for
t It •! lean than eighteen nmnlhn, an ari.oigcno-ot;
w loch -itea ntainlily to tin- li .sli'.uii ut. V* •
lenjeAk fr the ncliool, a liberal natrona*'* r.
i.i V’ n'cCyyi
liionwcallh of Kentucky, and the laws and
government thereof, so long as I continue
n citizen thereof, and I do further solemn
ly swear (or affirm) that I have not joined
lit, aided or abetted the so called Confi de
rate Slates,* or either of them, in their re
bellion against the United States or in
their invasion of this State, and that I
will not so aid, assist, abet or comfort
them therein, directly or indirectly, so
long an I continue a'citizen of this Stale,
cu help me God.’ mi
'‘Sec. That any minister of the Gos
pel, or pßffct of any denomination, win*
►hall, after this Act takes effect, feolemniz:'
marriage without first complying with the
provisions of the first section of this Act.
►hall l guilty of a misdemeanor, him]
►hall ho subject to a fine for every such
offence, upon the presentment of the
grand juiy, of not leu than fifty, nor
more than five hundred dollars.” Has!
been presented to me for my signature,
and I herewith respectfully return it, with ;
the reasons why I cannot sign it
The Federal and State Constitutions,
were designed to operate - equally, uni
formly and impartially upon all citizens, i
no matter what may Ik* their political
opinions, condition or calling in life; no
classes are preferred; no unjust or invidi
ous distinctions are made. These posi-.
tioas are sustained by Section 1. Article
13th, title “Hill of Rights,” in the Con-I
►titutiou of Kentucky, which is as follows: I
“That all freemen, when they form a so
cial compact, arc equal, and that no man, !
or act of men are entitled to exclusive,
separate public emoluments or privileges
from the community, but in considcra- 1
tiou of public services.” And also by i
Section 0, same title and article, in which !
it is declared: ‘‘That the civil rights, i
privileges or capacities of any citizen shall
in no wise be diminished or enlarged ou
Recount of his religion.”
It was the design of the framers of those
instruments to prevent a union of Church
and State; to prevent the interference of;
politics with religion, or religion with noli-1
, tics; to define and separate secular from j
spiritual duties; and in my judgment, to
ignore and discountenance all test oaths in I
the performance of religious coicmonios. |
The ministers of the Gospel, remembering
all our fathers had suffered from this, me
morialized the Convention which framed
our Constitution upon this subject, and it
was this very grievance, to wit; a test
oath, as a condition precedent to soletu ti
lling marriages, which called forth the
ever-to-bo-remembered complaints and
protests of the clergy in Virginia, espe
cially from the Baptists and Pres byte- :
rians, about eighty years ago, in the V]*-,
• ginia Rouse of Delegates, which gat|d
I birth to Mr. Jefferson’s immortal bill far’
religious freedom.
It seeuiti to me the bill is framed/ upon
the fallacious assumption Chat, because the 1
civil government sees fit to make use of
ministers of the Gospel, to accommodate
and protect itself from frauds in the
perluteudeiice of the civil contract of mar
jdnjjc, therefore they are civil officers.
• Riot ought to he required to take the above
With to support the Constitution, with the
supererogatory addition not to commit
■ treason. A man cannot support the Con
i stilution and at the same time commit
| treason. Solemnizing marriage is a re-•
i ligious duty; *0 held by alt tbe ministers
: who perform it. The Catholics hold the
| rite of matrimony a sacrament (others so :
hold baptism) instituted by Christ, and by
Him invested with all the sacrcdness in
it* order that belongs to the others. It
is regarded by them, ns by all other de
nominations, as a religious act; and as
citizens of the Commonwealth, their rights
under the Constitution ought not to be
diminished or interfered with by unncces- ■
■ sary and annoying requirements.
j In this abridgment of their rights the!
[clergy may become justly alarmed, believ
ing that Ibis test oath may liccome the
wedge to others that may be en
acted with as much reason, restricting
■ them in the full anti free exercise of all .
■ other religious rights. Ry this dangcr-
Boos precedent all others may be swept
■wwny from them. Cannot the Legisla- 1
Hdre, following the same policy, with as
Siiucb propriety require n similar oath be- 1
fre any other religious rite can bo per
ofbrmed—the rite of baptism, the burial I
■service, the holy communion, or any other !
J religious duly enjoined in the different
systems and modes of worship? Why
not, with the same propriety, require j
them to take the oath before they can be '
permitted to preach from the pulpit V Why |
not, with the same propriety, discriminate
between Catholics and Protestants? For,
I not many years ago, the spirit of intol
erance and religious persecution was so .
rife in our country that a powerful party j
j was formed upon the idea, that their faith]
was inconsistent with our institutions, and j
which threatened fora time the destruction I
of their church, and, as I believe, of the
If the right exists, and it be good policy
to administer these oaths to all the clergy
as a class, precedent to the performance of i
this duty, may it nut, with equal proprie
ty, be claimed that you can discriminate
between *thc various denominations of
'Christians, and may not the Protestants
i impose test oaths on Catholics, or the
I Catholics upon the Protestants, if they j
happen to have political power, or tiiej
; Protestants, as they widely differ in their)
i political opinions, impose them upon each
other, under the caprice or prejud ee o;
the hour? I think the principle and puli
,ey all wrong, and dangerous in the cx
. treinc. I therefore object to the bill—
-1 First.—Recause it strikes a r/nss of our
citizens, and that the best and most self
sacrificing of our citizens, as a class
' whose duties have no connections with j
polities, and who are the mini.-tors of
God, to attend to our spiritual welfare. 1 !
• would not make this a political question, i
If the bill becomes a law, it cannot be
•avoided; and while I do not believe it will
do any good in any view I can lake of it,
I fear it will produce additional bitterness
and strife, especially at this time, when
all our effort* should he directed to soothe
and allay the terrible excitement now rag
ing throughout ithc land. Let us render
I unto Caisar the things that arc Cassar’s,
and unto God tie things that are God’s,
and keep Church and State divided iu
the spirit of our institutions.
Second. —It U partial and unequal ; an
imputation upon the clergy, proceeding
upon the erroneous idea, 1 believe, that
the clergy, as a class, are disloyal—no
such test being required of other civil of
ficers who have the right to solemnize mar-
I riage.
Third. —I object to it because the gol- i
emnizution of marriage by a minister is ‘
purely a religious ordinance, so far as the [
, minister has any relation to it. lie is not i
in any real sense, a civil officer iu the
i transaction ; the civil government makes
vse of him merely as a convenience in ef
-1 feeling and proving a civil contract al
i ready made by the parties (fftcret ted
through the clerk of the county court, and
therefore, has not heretofore required of
him the oath administered to civil officers, j
What be does in solemnizing marriage is
as purely an ordinance of worship as ad
ministering baptism, or burial cf the dead, I
or the Eucharist, or conducting any rc- j
ligious service. In proof of this, we need
only appeal to the fact that in the Roman
Catholic Church the solemnizing of mar
riage is a sacrament, just as much as bap
tism in other churches. In Protestant!
churches the order fur the Solemnizing of
marriage, whilst not a sacrament, is yet a
part of the ritual of worship. In the
Presbyterian Church, it is foun 1 iu their
church government, as you will find it in
that of the other church ordinances, as the
commu.iioo, baptism, confirmation, and'
the burial of the dead. It seems to me,
therefore, to he jiust as proper to enact
that ministers of the Gospel shall not ad
minister baptism, or confirmation, or bury
the dead, except ou first taking a test oath
to the civil government, as not to solcLtn-'
nizc marriage.
I‘ourth. —lf it be insisted that marriage
be also a civil contract, and the minuter
a civil officer in effecting the contract, the
answer is obvious. The State cauuut
know ministers of the Gospel as suJi, hut
only as a class of citizens, to whom, at a
matter of convenience, and cut of respect
to popular feeling and usage, the Slate *
very properly entrusts tlfo public evidenc
ing of the contract. The recognition of
them as civil public (fficers is the very es
sence of Church and .State ; and evidently,
j heretofore, our laws have not intended this,
as they have requirad no orxtK-of office, but
■imply a license from the county court to
protect against imposition. If i am cor- )
' reel iu this statement of the case, the pro
posed enactment is clearly contrary to the’
spirit of our Constitution, and of the great ;
American principle of the entire separation
between the civil and spiritual government. |
The very term stJemnizr, suggests the ori- .
gin of the marriage ceremony as religious,
• and not civil.
Fifth.—The whole matter of test oaths j
is specially odious to every American free
-1 man acquainted with the history of the
struggles against tyranny which won our
free system. It was the test oath, on ac- *
i count of which the martyrs of English (
liberty cheerfully suffered. Thera it was ;
against the religious test as a oendition |
precedent to civil rights.
ply adopts tba conreritfr proposition, in my
| judgment, to wit: civil test oath as a con
dition precedent to the exercise of purely
; religious functions. While I condemn in
! the most unqualified terms, the practice |
resorted to by some dangerous, some in- ;
discreet and I am reluctantly compelled to
: say, bml men, of preaching politics from
the pulpit, or otherwise desecrating their
] sacred calling in their newspapers eil'u
i sions. I am free to say. it is as much con
trary, in my judgment, to the American
| doctrine of religious liberty, to require a
j civil test oath in order to perform a reli
| gious office, as to require a religious test
j oath in order to exercise civil privileges.
1 Sixth.—The enactment, if intended to
! protect society against treasonable preach- .
ers, is altogether needless, since ministers
and priests arc not privileged classes, but
simply private citizens, and amenable to '
penalties fur more terrible than the loss of;
I a marriage fee, for doing any of the j
things which this oath binds them not
to do.
Seventh. —If the enactment be intended
to catch anti-Lincolnitj ministers, or force
them uji to the fanaticism of a malignant >
' religious loyalty, it is utterly ineffective, j
j The operation of the law will bo most like
! ly this, with all except the most fanatical
and avaricious of the ministers, to wit; the
minister culled on to discharge this pleas
ant office of religion for any of his ffoek,
will advise them with the license to secure
the services of the neighboring justice of
the peace, or some brother who is not u
non-juror like himself. He will let them
perform the civil part of the duty in wit
| ncssing and certifying the contract, anA,.
then proceed himself with the usual reli- j
j cious cx< r< isos. T lieu we w ill see wheth- ,
i er the grand jury will indict him for the
crime of praying. Ido not believe that!
one preacher iu four Will take the oath , I
and if 1. am not greatly mistaken, some of
the most ardent Union men will be the
first to refuse it. j
Eighth.—The inevitable effect of the j
enactment, as I believe, will be to stir up
intense feeling for and against ministers, i
und add fuel to the present bitterness. — ■
Its effect, as I think, will be to confirm
the present tendency of our religious peo-1
pic to adopt and ape the miserable mix- ;
ing up of civil and religious ideas in refer
ence to the ministry, which have hereto-1
fore distinguished Now England, and out •
of which has grown the clerical leadership
in civil things, and consequently abolition
preaching, out of which has grown our
present troubles.
Relieving, as I do, after much reffcc
' tion, that the law can do no g*>od. espe-,
dally as the danger to Kentucky has
passed, and that it will be an unnecessary
annoyance to the clergy , who do not need
such aset of loyalty, 1 respectfu ly return
it to you for n consideration, with these,
my reasons, for withholding my signature. •
R. Magoffin.
The bill was postponed till the Novem
ber session of the Legislature.
Why is it that I love only dark, fierce''
beauty, and hate azure eyes, and rose
bud lips, and sunny hair? Years ago i
1 learned this; for a pair of blue rye*
stole the light of my life, away. and' a*<
mass of gulden curls fluttered between
me and happiness. It is an old grave
shut up and sodded over; but 1 will go i
back and open it to-night; for 1 nm i
lonely. My head is giddy with the 1
?cund of music and the glare of eras, I
and my heart is sick with gay words. <
spoken by those whose eyes were wild i
with sorrow, and gayer laughs through
which like the fall of clods on a coffin, I
struggles up the ring of death. How 1
many broken hearts are tin re here to- :
night, wrapped up and hidden beneath
sxrin robes, and blazing jewels, and be- 1
wridering smiles! There is one, 1 know; f
I feed it beating. Shad I tell you i’s
►t#ry ? 1 will leave the giddy dance :
and the unholy mirth, and shut mjself
up in this tiny room, at the dor ui which ;
I lay off my jewels and smihs. :
Struggling up from i.lu ua vs of my , i
infiifif', comes a memory of walking
ahomiiD a great mansion, nestled down
ainnt the hills, like a song-bird in a
fordfj, far every beauty of its nurround
ingti-. ’jjAll day long I used to chase the
down the dancing stream, or ;
WJK ®® at Masters of the snow-white,
over tbe high, ! stiff, i
parlwßffiantef; or sit in the* littlq clc
imifll ’jlhrbor and dream of a sky that
was biter than that unrolled above me,
and that was brighter than any j
; tint ew found way within those cold
. stone utils.
I had or mother. Far back
' 3S I tMplHtancnibcr, there came no
I vision (pdfcieck, gentle face, cr moist,
lovingijycs* or warm caress of love;
and wloo 1 asked my aunt how long it j
had bccyfiaee they diet!, she would say, ,
in an a{Wafc%**ul of wav—“Oh, a long
, time |P|
i ,A
, “And the Jays went out, and the days came in
an ever they come and go,
Weariiijr n robe of summer green, or a mantle
of winter snow.”
I mint go to school, they said ; and
.when I was a dozen years old, there I
was a great trunk filled with I didn’t)
know vrfiat; and I was put into the
coach, wondering why the tears swelled
! up into my aunt’s eyes; for I didn’t cry.
then. I learned that at school, where I
learned many other things, some well
i enough in their way—some, it had been
belter for me hud 1 never known.
There were strange looks and covert!
smiles at the old-f:u-luoned dresses, that:
I didn’t understand then. The old-1
fashioned drosses were worn out
after a while—but the friendships that
j were not offered when I wtu'c them,
were not accepted when I wrfre others
lof more modern style ; and I saw the
i end of the days of my boarding school
life without having sought or won aj
single friend. My uncle came for me, j
then ; he came with a bowed form and
crape on his hat, and took my hand in '
■ his very tremblingly, as the tears, one
i after another, trickled down his furrowed
“She is gone, Myra—gone; and we arc
alone—all alone.”
“Who uncle ?”
“Your aunt. Up yonder, Myra.”
And ho pointed where white, ghostly
clouds were sailing over the far-off sky. j
“Dead, uncle ? Aunt dead ?’’
“No, not dead, Myra—not dead ; only
gone with the pale boatman over the
river ; only gone to a land of
fairer skies and purer love than this — to a
laud where the flowers never close and the
summer is forever.”
That was the land of my dreams. Was *
it true that I should not se*c the land of
my longing with these earthly eyes? Was
it only in heaven that peace and sunshine .
ever lingered ?
“We will go to Brighton, Myra; 1
can't stay iu the old house when she isn’t (
there. .“She was my first love, Myra—-the
one love of my life ; an 1 I feel now that,
iu our devotion to each oilier, we were •'
hardly just to you. We have loved you,
Myra ; but somehow,that lit
tle joys mid sorrows - tfljjjxuot—as they
should have been—a pnrtflJWiur c.ue. 1
had not felt, until now. hojpjjiarJiaii waor
to be* aluße.” * y
I took his hand in both mine, and
I hardly knew why. 1 had never Joved
my aunt; I had never loved any one, for
no one had ever asked me to ; but the low
words ol sorrow were so much the echo of
my own soul, iu its long quest for sympa
thy, that tho tears would Come. Door
uncle Warren ! His heart was much wi
der and more tender than I had thought
it; but 1 Lad never crept within, it, for I
never knew there was any room for me. j
Rut might I uot, uow ? Might I not al-.
mo** till the place that aunt Wasrcn had j
filled? It might have been so, ‘had he
been left with us; but when the city
spires were all that rose against the arch- 1
ing blue of the sky, again came the boat -!
man pale, and rowed him away through
the uuseeu water*.
1 had yet an aaat—the last of my kin
dred—and to her care I was left. Gay
guesds wero ever in tho rooms; fur my
aunt was wealthy, and my cousins beauti
ful ; and 1 used to sit aiono iu tbe shadow
ot the curtains, wishing fur ju a i one to love
me. As the unfolding of a heavenly Sow
er comes the memory of a June day when
a handsome man klielt ai my let.L and cal
led me beautiful —knelt and asked inc to
love him.
bat answer should I make him ? 1 :
did not know; but i bade him go away
then, and ooiue again on the morrow
\\ hen the last echo ui Lis footstep.- *
h:nl died awa}-, ( ran up to my litth room,
locked out every thing but the sunahiue,
and sat down to think.
And lie had Mooted to call me beauti
ful I—be, the noble, thv gifud! And 1
stood by the mirror, and put back the
curls of midnight hair, and gazed lung
... ” ~ C
and searcamigiy at the face ttiat met me.
There Was a pair of dark, tia.-hing eye.*;
a white face, that ho winds cou.d f.m intol
a rose Luc; ; lipa a little too fu.l to b<-
haughty; and a mass of I *ack L-; ; ik-i..
: might Lave been brablan into a diidem
Was it beautiful? had said so ! Did
I love hi:u ! The piercing eyes that I saw
softened, and I pressed my hands close
over my heart, to shut in its throbbing**
, and then the tears came —tears of tyappi
, oess. -
t Did I love him ? To-night I ask the
question. And the eyes I see arc wild,
and the lips I, see are compressed, and
! again I clasp my bands close over my
| heart, and wish the tears would come.
Oh! the bliss of the beautiful long ago,
• when the light of love came to my eyes,
and the thrill of happiness to my heart.
j Oh I the darkness of that night, that dame
like an avenging soul on the full glory
of life's morning.
i It was by the sca-sidc that the shadow
tell, whoce the waters were sobbing with
a low wail of sorrow and wrath. We bad
, been speaking of the paSI,. and thinking |
of the future; bat we were,silent thenJ
hre *
j roibe. Buying "How beontifun’*
A lady—a child it might have bpeu— ■
clad in a dark-blue riJitg-habit, w-aTco til
ing toward u, borne on a white horse.
The sunshine played with her curls as I
with something kindred, and her eyes
would have set one dreaming of the skies
of Italy. A look that I shall never forget
pastel over his as 'he reined in her
horse and spoke his nwmfC.
i "Ernest I’’ • -
"Edith I”* '--r
His hand trembled ai at hers,
and she smiled on a sufile I L
| froze my heart in its beauty; fur I knowy
when his cheek paled and his eye fell, that
• he had felt its power betordT ;
i “And so you have nut forgotten
me, Ernest?”
"That were impossible I” -
"And yet you have been silent so long,
I thought my place all occupied by anoth
er I”
i And so he had loved before; and the
1 siren that enchanted him had not yvt
I lost her power. I waited to hear no more.
It was enough, would not mo me
now. Hurriedly*- I retraced my st.ps
lo my aunt's ah>>4i£
Three months after, word cams to me !
that they were married—Ernest Temple
and the beautiful Edith IN vdls. It was in j
a crowded room, but I didn't faint. Edith
NVells might have dune that; I was not
5u weak. Hut my heart turned to stone;
and the timid, clinging child was a U!L
I that night, and went both a strung, s,lf
| possessed woman, following in the way
of the world. ?dy aunt raised her hands
in wonder, that the lesson she had been
vainly striving to teach me for years had
all come to me in a single evening. Hut
discernment was not among her virtues;
and I kept my own secret.
I have changed, they say; the crimson
lite-tidc lias learnt the way to my rosy
clucks, ami I do uoi need now to he told
that lam beautiful. Heaits have been i
laid at my feet—true hearts an 1 false ones
—and the world has learned to call me a
coquette, lie was here to-night — /<c
whom I love—whom I hate I—his eyes;
wearing the wil of .Arrow mine have i
learned to hide, and his Ipiagh betraying |
in it the ring of death.
I stood by his side, and listened to the ■
nlfr.k and he saw u y cuiiiug lip, and
that I Lad read his soul, and
JkUew all its Li.Urm .• .jAa dv.h■ n ’
pi had. the crowrooms, and!
'stood \n yfrni soft tflfiteifght, among the
shatluwy trees, he d knelt at my ’
! fe-%Jike a coward who nut bUiTer in
•ilence, ami told me how he had loved n:c 1
all through the years that the butterfly of 1
the sun b id been his bride—how ho loved, j
ami ever must. And I went away, with!
a low laugh, and left him moaning, "Have
you, too. grown soullc^f? —you. the
snow-white lily, that camc*fllce a hidden
fountain, between, me and the desert of
earthly uubclii f? c. -
Well, the vv irld.Mtys so; and I am lying,
on the mossy carpet i*ke a broken reed i>s
the brook of its love, wondering if all it;
says is true. / f
1 Tuts L<*rd/s generally the 1
paragon of hue. a? some people'
think that given by inilitarv
officers, It om JTcolonel dcAvn to a TOrporal,
as a are entirely 100 harsh,
a corrcspolp'uL who h:fS paid much at- '
trillion to m>HBTy etiquette, sends Us the
following, which plainly Allows uaatieven
in warlike limes, those httloJHPwhh
incident to firet-cla.-s gentlemen,- an* m t
to be forgotten. Our who
i> a member ot the Hone sav>:
From the fact that the of
giving command, by miiiiai yW!cfr-. fal.s
so bar.'lily upon the ears oolite of non.-itivv
privati s, the follow ing sty been
adopted by .some of the culii|io4ol
to a regin,ent >.f “lieservcd drays/’ ;;♦*
is appropriately termed •
1 delitlffiK-U, jeU ">S^fc** 3 - give me
your attention.
’J. You will bo kind enough to r vd
your head m> 1 eye* to lli t ; right, arid t*n- ’
deavt.r ; the "immediate i*os y m”
vl lac geulkmau
. Obuge by easting your
1 oal orpnre to the v ou l. b J •/
r ! 4 ilow ®* to fr'sgeet the broprietj
•‘ of coming td ai, ort | or r
. j o. Ocntlemoa, will condescend to
•. order arms 1
j, tf. You will as pecial fever by
' coming to a' support. \
7. If it meets your approbation I boa
;, ieavo *° propose that you carry anus.
8. Now, gentlemen, you will plcasp
present arms.
I nonsider myself under an
everlasting obligation if you wrill once*
more oblige mo by carrying arms,
j , Having a just and high apprccia*
tion of yonr intrinsic worth, as well as
l.your exalted position in society, I hum*
bly (rust that A am not infringing upon
your goad nature when I request ytn to
trail tmta.-v ?•
II! Gentlemen, fur
I desire that you should come to a shoulder
| arms,
1-. It it is not too laborious I shall
be dt lighted to see you change your po
i by coming to a riajht face.
| _ Y>- lo conclude your arduous excr
| cisos, I will still (wither tresspass upon
} our Well-known ailability by desiring you
to cone to arms port.
J !!■ Gentlemen I Soldiers ! blood-stained
I heroes! If congenial to your feelings you
may consider yourselves dismissed-. I beg
jto remark, howevci, that should it suit
your convenience, you will be kind
plough to hold yourselves subject’ to bo
#hgain called into line, which you will
! e made aware ot by the repeati-d and
j ygorous tapping of the ‘ spirit-stirring
j drum, recollecting at the same lime, that
; the first vibrat on of that sweet
t mont, that strikes t!ie tympanum of your
i cars, is merely precautionary. Allow mo
i {0 exclaim, in stentorian voice—sever tho
| rants, march. /An/y A nr#.
: •
!. Tiu: Si.Aw;uv f.dlew
j ing resolutions passed tho Tniied States
Mouse r.f Representatives. February 11th,
■ I-Vdl, by a nearly unanimous vote:
i Kesolvcd, Tit at neiiln r (ho I-Vdcral
Government nor the uun-slav. holding
j ftl.oe.- have a piirpose or a constitutional
; right to legislate upon or interfere with
slavery in any of the Stales of the Fn
K- • ived, 1 hat those person-: in tho
Noit.i who do Uvt subscribe to tlie forego
ing proportion are too insignificant in
numbers and influence to excite the seri
ous attention or alarm of any portion of
the people ot the llepublic, ami that tlu*
increase of their numbers docs not keep
pace with the increase of the aggrc< r aiu
population of tii,- I’uion.
An Irish soldier called out to Lis con>
p n >n ;
“Hello! Pat, I have just taken a pris
•Jfing him along, then; Liing uiiu
“He won’t come,’*
; ♦"Then come vour.---lf,”
‘‘He wen t let me. ’
H\]ut) O) tiiE Ibifij^ivluijt.—An adinir
‘Uleinpoiary 'ldjjL*’-" *>f I'reniotit in
} l ; lc 1 compliiMßitdiy arid &.mten
tious manner. T
j* ‘He is a statesman, who nev r made a
, speed; , a General, who has iie\tr won a
butiu- , a j;Uih(in ler, who always mia*e<l
: the track, and a millionaire not worth a
continental d—u.”
Vrt.r.Y for Urn.—The I’uion, n Oer
mnn paper published in Pittsburg. *. a V s
that w ien ihe news was made public uf
t aim-r >n app into.cut a .Minisn-r to
l*u>ia, the Kiupi rur i iii tin - liat -ly collected
j his plates. J Web,and oilier \aluabb s wliiidi
he s-< uiclyjoi k d up in an underground
a. eh built for the purpose.
I hey debate strange questions down
Last. Jhi lad Was, “U ant is the diller
<nce Imiwmh th - Fudge ..f .'‘ighs and iho
! r!Z '' d a bridge ? ’ The next ia to be,
.‘‘iuc -HR. n-t.ee between a fae-fdthilc and
a sick family.”
j We know a yojng eh.-.p ft ►
iiKes .March fti-- most <•{' afl molillix. b \
calls*- ilit- girl.- ina.e to Imid tirftidy l
4 tolyrt s I I k’.p ll>!u LioWUlg ii
- fin koim. to shine htdglitlff the
'birds si eg .r. an-i th* fb£fts wp-
Ike:*.- m*.rc lovely on the ." ho| /
dy. - W7
Ad men iii >ii.- .Hyiop-stliy in distress.
*v jk to n-joico wiih .i
II 'T }-;/ i* he '*■ In• ii:ik-s bis ptosperi
tv km.wri lyi^lfilcving with it r!„- wants
ot uili.-rs. Igr
5 hs-ss- --
Ibe Kng£|j| boMt >f a utan s
in \* ii tit u> *i t> liulvi au uuxlji
I A -i ilit • 4iuiV sk'.l
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