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THE COLD TOER BSir5 A bot named Frank, who had heard a (Jreat den I said about the evils of intem perance, was passing the door of a tavern kept by a man who drew a pood deal of custom by his agreeable manners, and the ' pleasant way he had talking to every one, Frank was whistling a lively tune as he . i .1 i n i t i .1 went by, and-lhe landlord, who happened ta be standing ,n the door, sa.d to hi.n in o J'King, pi.iyim way, '"Good morning, my fine fellow ! Vfaii't you mep in aim gei someu.in? to aruikr I - . . .1 - I i .ii. 1 Now rr.tnk had some lun in urn, nsi ij . :, . i .i r i y ,, .. i ,. . i ... ,. I "Iiecaiise it makes wise people lools, fcel as the landlord, horn we w.l cal 'j slr( me WMk Wes. Was'nl Hartley. And he replied, in an oft hand , i,rall(ly,or gill( or,me of this vile stuff, ""I don'l'care if I do." 1 if.,1' "t V,l,me' , iU,S A. . . i. , ,. , . - lid lie straightened himself up and ,,,., " . . ... 1 Walked wil l an ereut air, as if he were a i j ..i man, into (he liar room. I ..in ii ;.i .in . v, .-,! k i , . . 5 V Thai luiiilliirrl airlm u uu Mhuniiu rmUi In 1a .. ......... , ... . tileuiieri Willi nnv lliiiikir n lilH mil ! III i . i i . - common .ruer. -a oramiy p. nc. , mint jmcp, e.icrry comi.er or a .oi wmKey ill lu ll V All r-.si, I li-isiL-T" . I , , . . ,. llwire . were two or three old tipp ing Customers in llie bar-room, tilling their tune away nwtead of being at their wo. k Here was . little novelty lor them, and they ga.herert around the new cotoar, plessed Mtoul. bent the prospect ol some- ruing tii Jbre'.ik in upon the dullness of (he hour. If one of llicin even thoughi of the TiMigerous course the lad was apparently entering, it did not occur to his mind at the same time( lhal il was his duly lo warn him ol his folly. All rather lelt like hav ing some sport out of the boy. "Try a sherry cobbler," said one, speak ing up uiiokly "It first rate." ,"N'i '." iJ another. Nothing like hot whiskey punch. Try thai." And one pulled him one way and one another, while the landlord saTd, wFih mock gravity he was enjoying the scene Wonderfully "Come come, sirs. Let (he gentle man chose for himself. I reckon he knows what's what us well as anv of you. Now sir," addressing Frank "which will you take?' rrank had not been in the least con- , . . .... i ... i ; fused by a II the hubbub Ins appearand , , ' . , . 1 I, had created f and soon as he could i; -l a , ' , i.i a . . . chance to order what he wanted, said, . ,1.-1 urifn IIim iilnmct -niklntsec . "I 11 lake a glass ol Adam s ale, ,ou please, landlord." . It was a little curious to see how the laugh began gradually to change lo the "other side of the muulh," the moment Frank aqid this. . "Oh! Adam's ale,' returned the land lord, doing, his best to kt-ej) up the little farce be was acting. "Yes very good drk that', only a liltle too weak. And he poured Frank out a glass of pure, spark ling v ater, which (he lad drank off with the air of one who enjoyed it. v"JIow does it taster"' inquired one of the tipplers, thinking still lo ihow the laugh off upon; t rank t-v i:..i. i. I., i witU serious laoe. "I m sure you'll,' like th tastt. It makes you leel good all over, and! lus'o' a particle of headache nor fever, in' tt.'t' . "Indeed I So you are a young teetotal ler,,, remarljed Hartley, .. . . ii i :.ir t. T " u i " V T 7 " fc:k.!S,Sr.ht,. .ni!.n ! I'etura for your compliment this morning, invite you to join our army. We'll make you captain." yFrsnk did not say this pertly, nor im prudently, as most boys Would nave done, but. with such grave good humor that il fst impossible for any one to be offended, he landlord was taken by surprise, and before he could recover himself and renew the attack, Frank bade him a good morn ing and retired.1 . A"day or two aller, wnite Frank was (Musing Hirtley's tavern again, the landl ord happened to be at the dooK He had been good deal amuse'd hy the lad's off hand manner of treating his playful invi? lalion to drink, and although sensible that he had obtained rather the worst in his en counter with the cold water boy, felt very much inclined to have another passage of wils with him. "Good morning 1 Good morning !" said Mr. Harsley. How are you my little cold water friend ?" "Right well, I thank you," replied Frank, in a cheerful good humored way. ''Won't you walk in?" said the land lord. "No, I thank you," returned Frank. ''We've got some first rale Adam's ale. Won't you have a glass ?" "No, I believe not 1 I'd rather take it at the pump." "From he old iron ladle?" "Yes. That does'nt taste nor smell of brandy.',' "As my glass did ?" "Your glass smells rather strong, land lord," said Frank, shrugging ins should ers and making a wry face ; '"and the taste of lite brandy completely spoiled the wa ter." 'Did il indeed! I'm sorry. Hut come in come in 1 I want to talk with you. You're are an odd soil of a little fellow. We'll have a glass washed so clean that you'll neither taste or smell brandy." ""ii . iiiinn liru (-nil, iciincu A faun, Mnii J d !.Hot w;er L ; SCil,j ,he tug,e of ll(J vi,e I don 1 think you can, replied r rank. illy stuff. "V ile stuff! Why do you call brandy -i . ivun tin i n'ni. dm nt c ills n lie unit kin iici v i ,i . i i You know that he is now in prison, and i n , i i on 1 he like to have been hung r ,.ii i i i, "lie was drunk " " Waler did'nt make him drunk. I go (i (hp n ni (.iUe iiicr j.ile fl . . ' 1 . . . . we deer cold water; inn l never was dr(lll , . ,.N d(, ,,e(,.lle who (lrniU brandy gel - . . . J " drunk, iitikf they lake loo m'u h. ..L.u,-wh rfo fev drillk tt, an ?-. Bske( Frank, ro ing serious, ,,neCRlMe tky are dry." Wn(er W(mI(JJ mnvlJt be((cr plirpoiie ,m ,iey miht drink a ki.IIoi, of iliilh- . .tII1.liPlln.. A,,d then, van know. it is b:i much cheaper r r- - irf - t "Oh yes. But if every body drank wa ter only, we landlords would starve." Frank only shrugged his shoulders. "Well, my young cold water man, w hat do you say to that ? "Why," replied Frank, with a smile, "thai il would i.e much belter for a few landlords to starve or get into some more Useful calling, than for a hundred thousand peoplo lo le every year from drunken ness. And I urn sure, if you will think about it, you will agree wiih me." ' "Who says a hundred thousand people die druiikiirds'.every year ?" "Oh! I've iiUays heard lhal." "1 don't believe il." "Well. Say lily thousand; or even twenty thousand, ls'nt that number aw ful to think ol." Aiuiougn rrann was very reiwy in an i.; 7 ,.i i M ,i his remarks, yel they were made with the .,,. , , ' . .r! ulmost kliidiiess ol manner. 1 here was ,),; .... ,, , . ,i, ... Although Frank was very ready in all lilt hu -uv tlllH IIIO runio U ISIS. M T . . . . ... ... . in which he haul llu-in, tluit could in the leus, irovoks,heullorr.iempec And. therefore, ihe mind of ihe hitler (lid not become confused by passion. After a pause of a few moments, he sail, speaking half to himself, "li'a not as bad as that, surely." "Oil yes sir, a great deal worse," spoke up Frank, earnestly ; "for death is in itself a small matter compared with Ihe dread ful , sufferings in the drunkard's family, and the loss of his soul in Ihe end." The landlord's face became serious; for the Cold vvoier boy had given his thol's a new direction. While he stood musihg' Frank said, "Come down to the hall to-night, and To lemuerallcl To the temperance hull ?" . "Yes sir." "Ho! Would'utthe folks stare?" ' Suppose they did ? Would that do a ny harm?" 'Oh no ! I don't care fui that." "Jusl you'll come, wont you ? Say mJ "' a. I know, that iyou real'- ly saw that vou were doing evil in the world, you wouldn't sell another drop of brandy. Won I you comer" "Oh yes, I'll come, if its just to please you. It can do no harm." And Hartly vas as good as his word. The result, however, was more than he expected. He had never read a temper ance document, and was, therefore, igno rant, lo very great extent, of the true facts in regard to the great moral devasta tion that wss sweeping over the land. It so happened, (hat a lecturer was exhibit ing the 'appalling consequences of intem perance, and he rcad'sluleinenl after state WARSAW, MISSOURI, SATURDAY ment, from men in all positions, bearing upon the evils of drunkenness. Having done lhis, he went on to show, in the clearest manner, the responsibility of those engaged in the liquor traffic. The good natured landlord, who had never permit ted himself to relied upon his calling, was forced lo think now, and he thought until his knees trembled. The cold water boy was there, and bis eyes were, for scarcely a moment at a time, off of the landlord. With pleasure did he observe the effect produced. But how gladly did all his pulses bound, when, af ter the lecturer sal down, Mr. Hartley deliberately arose to his feet, and while the most perfect stillnss reigned around him, said, in a slow, distinct and serious voice: "I have sold liquor or Iwenly years; aid il all that I have f'enrd to-night be Irue, I have been (he means of doing more evil than the repentance of a thousand life limes can alone for. lint my eyes are now open, and seeing the dreadful conse quences that follow this traffio, I do here solemnly pledge myself lo pour all the li quid poison in my bar-room and cellar in to the street at sunrise to-morrow morn ing." . Mr. Hartley sat down amid shouts of joy- I rue (o his word Ihe landlord did as be had said; and you may be certain that Fraiilc, (he cold water hoy, was stirring by sunrise to see the first good work of ins convert m temperance. Mr. Hartley now keens a temperance Hoarding House, and he and r rank, as you may suppose, see each other often, and are on the best terms imaginable. Hoys as well as men can do s great den' of good, il they only go they right way t. notii u. iritssottri JLegisfansre. IN SENATE. Tdesday, Feb. 6. Mr. Gatewood submitted a resolution discharging ihe cominiitee of ihe whole from the further consideration of a bill lo improve the Osage River, and that the SeiiHte now lake up the same ; which was not adopted. On motion of Mr. Chiles, a bH!1 lo in corporate Ihe Missouri River Railroad Company was taken up, amended by him, and pas..ed. Mr. Lowe introduced a resolution (hat no new business i-hoiild be received after the '22d of February, which was laid on ihe (able. On motion of Mr. Floiirnoy, a bill pro viding for ihe survey of the Hannibal and Si. Joseph Railroad was Inken up. The bill appropriates $5,000 for sitid survey, vt hen Congress shall make a do nation of at'eMmle seclions of land along said route (oaid in the completion ol the same. The bill was rend 'a third time, when Mr. Ffouriioy explained ils objects and advocated its passage. Afier considera ble discii8.ioii, and a number of amend ments were proposed and rejected, the bill was passed, ayes 20, noes 9. Mr. Chiles offered a resolution requir ing Ihe committee on Internal Improve ment to report a bill appropriating $5,0C0 for the survey of a Railroad from Inde pendence lo Forsyth, in Taney county, which was adopted, ayes 24, nays 5. On motion of Mr. Oalewood, (he Sen ate went into committee of (be whole, Mr. Burnes in the chair, and took up a bill ap propriating if. '!0,000' out of the proceeds of the 500,000 acre grant, for the im provement of the Osage river. The bill was considered by sections, each of which was agreed to by the com mittee. It provides that the money shall be expended according to the plau adopt ed by ihe Association. Messrs. Gatewood, Lowe and Jones, 'of ISewton, advocated the passage of Ihe bill, and Messrs. Hancock and Edwards oppo sed, when Mr. Jackson offered an amend ment to Ihe effect that (he counties belong ing lo the Osage Association shall not re ceive any more" money from (he land fund until the other counties in the State shall receive an equal proportionable amount from that fund ; which was accepted by Mr. Gatewood. The bill as amended was then agreed to, when on motion of Mr. Jackson, the com mittee rose, reported the bill end recom mended its passage, which was agreed to. The bill was then reed a third time. Mr. Norris timved to amend' so as to confine Ihe appropriation to the, fund be longing to such counties on the south side of the river as consented thereto. Objections being made, the question was on the -rejection of the amendment, pend ing which, on motion, the Senate adjourn ed. ' ,i : , . HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. TctsoAr, Feb. 6, An amendment lo the Constitution' to ljlORNINC, FEBRUARY make tlie circuit Judges elective, was read the first time. Mr. Roberts offered a substitute, which the Omit decided out of order. Mr. Frost offered an amendment, ma king the ientire eight instead of six years, and projiding that no Judge slmll le eligible t a re-election, except where he had been appointed to til! a vacancy. Mr. IaIlou moved the rejection of the amendment. He gave his reasons for his motion. Slid was replied to by Mr. Frosl, who in n.'broible and dear manner pre sented and urged his reasons for desiring to make Judges ineligible to re-election. Mr. Jones followed, and sustained Ihe amendment, and endorsed fully the views and arguments of Mr. Frost. : Mr. Campbell replied at length to the arguments of Messrs. Frost and Jones. He thought the amendment should be re jected. He believed that ft Judge who proved to be wenk or corrupt, would be displaced by the people, who, in seekine iheir own good, would always desire lol nave semiuie una pure Judges. If a Judge should so serve the people as lo make himself more acceptable lo them than any other individual in the circuit, he did not see why they should not have (he privilege pf retaining his services. The amendment was rejected. Mr. llajlou offered nn amendment pro viding thai in case of a contest or tie, the matter shall be settled in a manner to be prescribe by 1-iw ogreed lo. Mr. Huberts, an uineinlmei.t lo make clerks of (lie circuit court elective at the same timej of the Judges. Mr. Frist, an amendment to the amend ment, pronding for the eleclion of circuit attorneys It the same time rejected. The amendment of Mr. Roberts was then rcjeded. Mr. Henderson, of Pike, offered an a mendmeu("thal if a vacancy happen with in llirre nunlhs immediately preceding ihe general election of Judges, the Governor shall appoint a Judge lo till the vacancy," the amendment was aureed to. The House then adjourned. Evening Session. The House again resnmed the consideration of the resolu tion proposing an amendment lo (he Con stitution, making circuit Judges elective. Mr. Price offered an amendment ma king J udget ineligible to office after their term of sen ice expires, and also provid ing that if this amendment shall he adopt ed and made part of the Constitution.lhat nn Judge ti'ho has been in oHice for six years immediately preceding its adoption, shall be eligible to a Judgeship. Mr. RicSardson moved its rejection carried, ayes 74, noes 8. Mr. BhIIoii offered an amendment to strike oul the word "three'' in the amend ment of Mr. Henderson, and insert "six" ncreed In. l!y this amendment, if a vacancy occurs within six months immediately preceding (he expiralion of (he Judges lerm of ser vice, (lie Governor is to appoint a Judge to fill Ihe vacancy. The resolution was then passed unanimously! v After the (ransaction of some unimpor tant business, the House adjourned. - , IN SENATE. Wednesday Mob m. so, Feb. 7. The question pending being on the a- mendmeiil offered, on yesterday, by Mr. Norris, to ihe bill lo improve the naviga tion of the Osage river, Mr. Wyalt mov ed its rejection. After some remarks by Mr. Norris in favor of, and by Messrs Wytl and Lowe against ihe sinendment, it was rejected by a large vole. 'Amendments were offered by Ptessrs. Ellison, Hancock, Jones, of N Polk uud Edwards, and were severally rejected. , Mr. Norris moved lo amend by striking out $30,000, and inseriing $15,000, and made some remarks in favor of ihe same. Mr. Junes, of N.. opposed the rjder, and defended (he bill as it stood. The ryder was rejected, and ihe bill passed. : Mr. Jones, of N., introduced a bill to provide for ihe survey of White riier. and James fork of snid river referred to the Committee on Internal Improve ments. v On motion, the bill to incorporate Mis souri River Railroad Company, was ta ken up amended and passed. Mr. Williams offered a resolution re quiring the committee on Internal Im provements to report a bill lo appropriate $10,000 for the survey of a Railroad from Lexington to the mouth of Apple Creek ; adopted. ' " . i Senate then adjourned. Evening Session. A number of House bills were read a first and second times, and passed, among them, a bill to change the name of ine counly of Van Iiuren to that of Cass, i After deposing of some olher unim portant business, the Senate adjourned, : 1. " ' -. '' 17, 1849. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Wednesday, Feb. 7. An actio establish Judicial districts of the Supreme Court, read a third time. After much discussion and a variety of amendments were proposed and rejected, ihe bill wss indefinitely postponed ayes 45, noes SiG. An act to change the time of electing Circuit Attorneys read three times and passed. Mr. McNeill, elected to fill the vacan cy occasioned by the death of Mr. Mo Henry, appeared and was qualified. Mr. Hawkins offered a resolution for the meeting of the-House this evening al 7 o'clock to attend to local business a dopted. Mr. Jones oiiered a resolution to meet every morning al 9 o'clock adopted. Mr. Crenshaw moved lo take up the resolution from the Senate in regard to slavey refused. . . : The following bills were read a third lime and passed : An net lo provide for leveeing the Mis sissippi river in certain counties! an act to amend the act to incorporate the city of Lexington; a bill to abolish the town of West Philadelphia, in Marion oounly, &c. The House adjourned. IN SENATE. Thursday, Feb. 8. After the transaction of some prelimi nary business, Air. Nickel, from 8 select committee, re:. ported back a House b:H far ihe divorce of Robert McCrary and Nancy, his wife, mid recommended ils passage. The bill was (lien passed, as it should have been, for Robert told the Legislature told the Legislature that Nancy had slet with him for a month, without granting the u.vu ul attendant, and Nancy's own statement confirmed the story. Mr. Priest, from the select committee, reported back a House bill for Ihe divorce of Win. Logau and his wife, and recom mended ils passage. The bill was read a third lime, when Mr. Williams.ex pressed his astonishment that Senators we re dispnsed to grant di vorces by the wholesale. Marriage was a tfiol sacred institution, anu it should not be treated lightly. Fe would cull the Ayes and Noes on the passage of the bill, lor the purpose of letting the sense of the Senate lie entered his solemn protest a gainst this v'holesale dissolution' of the marriage bonds. Mr. Wyalt moved a call of the Senate, which was ordered. Mr. Reed was not disposed to grant a divorce here, wheu the applicant's peti tion showd lhal he had un adequate rem edy in the comts of (he country. He concurred in (he sentiments uf'lhe gentle man from Cape Girardeau, ( Mr. Yi iiT iams,) and looked upon marriage as a ve ry sacred matter. The well being of so ciety was deeply involved in il serious ob servance. ' The question being oh Ihe passsg of Ihe bill, the vole stood, ayes, 17, noes 15, so the bill passed. Mr. Chiles, from a select committee, reported back a House bill for the divorce of Francis A. Driller, and Caroline his wife, of Callaway counly, and recommen ded ils passage (he bill passed. , A bill for the divorce of Sarah G. O dell, of Johnson county, was read a third time and passed. ' This wss a righteous divorce, for Tho mas was a great scamp, having married Sa rah a clever, artless girl, got possession of her property, and then sloped ; and ibis wss not the first time he bad performed this Irirk either. ' Mr. Chiles introduced a bill to incor porate the .cily of Independence, which was read three lime and passed. .'Mr. Edwards introduced a bill to change the time of the meeting of the General Assemb'y to the first Monday in October, which wss read twice and referred to the committee of Ihe whole. ; PhilanOiropy. A girl, Joanna IfcCar ly, eleven years of age, died recenlly in Host on, from co'd, and destitution of the necessaries of life. She worked at her needle to support her mother, and died on a piece of straw mailing. The only fur niture in the room was two chairs. This is a lamentable example of modern phi lanthropy, which ransacks the uttermost parts of the earth for objects of charity, and leaves neighbors to die for want ! Jf"On Christmas rooming last, Mr. Charles Ellelt, Jr., the contractor of the Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls, to gether with Mr. George Humliue, drove across the bridge in a canter, and return ed in a trot. It would truly appear to be a perilous feat, thus lo drive across (hat ........ - . . apparenuv :raii structure or. iron wire suspended 230 feet abov the boiling stream, al a rspid rale. NO. 3. From the Louisville Courier, FOREIGN NEWS. i ARRIVAL OF THE CANADA. FRANC The President of the Republio has been . occupied in giving grand receptions to men of eminence of every shade of polit ical opinions. There have been some dis turbances at Butignol)es, near Paris. French funds sre rather lower, owing to the uncertainty which prevails respecting the patriotism of the Chamber in being willing to be dissolved without a political Blruggfc. SPAIN. Calcona has been blockaded by the Car lists. AUSTRIA. The Imperial army still continues lobe successful. It was reported that the city of Kormore had fallen into their hands in consequence of treason. Frankfort still continues to be the focus of intrigue. . DENMARK. The King has issued bis proclamation, protesting against (he violation of the es sential conditions of the 'armistice with Prussia, by the collective Governments of the Duchies; and every thing indicates a renewal of the war after the winter is o ver. ITALY. It is mentioned in the Paris papers of Tuesday that the Pope, wishing to avoid foreign interference, intends to try the ef fect of a personal step, He ,will go to Vecchct and mnke an appeal in person to l the people, which, if not successful, he , will let things lake their own course. He ' , slill remains at G.icla. Private letters' from Milan speak of active preparations fur war. About 70,000 men are to taLe the field, with 70 pieces of cannon. '1 he field Marshal announces that he will march on Turin at first orders of the Emperor, mid says that be is only waiting ' for the entire pacification of (he war with Hungary, before he developea the plan of the campaign, unless Charles . Albert . should treat directly with Austria. At tempts were being made by the Austrian! to excite the lower classes against the rich. ' SICILY. The Sicilian question is still a subject of continued negotiation, between the Ne apolitan Government, and the English sod ' French legation. second despatch. FRANCE. B.irrott will undoubtedly be chosen Vice i. President of France. Ii is said upon the authority of the Min- . isterial circles of Paris, that intervention in behalf of the Pope will immediately be ' made by the leading Catholic powers of Europe. . , . AUSTRIA. : i Peslh has surrendered to Windisch gralz. A BAD COLD PROMOTES , , SWEARING. '. A Dutchman up at. Scagticoke, New . York, by the name of Kendrick, had a son by the name of Jacob, or Yaupy, as the ' Dutch usually call it, with whose educa- : lion he had taken much pains, instructing ' him in all the rudiments of good breeding, 1 Lo., until be became satisfied that his hoy .j Yaupy was a perfect pattern of obedience and good manners ) and he took every oo- ' ' casion to show off Yaupy's accomplish- ments, and sound his praises among hi neighbors. He said that "Yaupy had. more lamin' dan mot all de boys in dp, t school ; he can read all trough de spelling book, snd spell all trough de reading books, v snd can tell all de pictures in de pig Bi- - ble." . .... (. ,,- . .; ; : , Kendrick. was visited one daj , by hie domiui, who culled lo inquire into the stale ; ol his moral and religious sffairs, and to give instructions to his family. Kefldrick,"' thinking it a good opportunity to show off his paragon of a son, and wishing, at the ? soma lime, to be kind and civil to bisdonw; ini, culled out. tolas boy, in an adjoining room, "Yaupy, you go down in de cellar, and draw d doinini a pitcher of cider but" ; - . ' ... , . "Go' to the devil, father said Yaupy ,; i "and draw the cider yourself) you koew : where it is as well ss I do.' . 4 , w;,. , , This ss rather s stumper to poor Ken- , drick ; but being unwilling lhal I'm dow-' ini should go away with un , unfavorable impression nfYaupyV manners, linder- ' took to apologise Ur liim., - ' i j;r. "Domini," said he, "dai is one of the- -best little poys I eyer seed in my lif,bu. be has gul ty tod coiJ P'i JWja JwA v'Wi. i . . . . : -, i : , : .