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TERMS?ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM,] "Let it he Instilled into the Hearts of your Children that the Liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all your Rights."?Junius. [PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
[for the independent i'kf.ss.]
to ukr who can best understand them.
Tbo last red glow of the twilight hour
Hod gone from the darkened skies,
As I sat by the light of a chandelier,
And marked thv witchini' eves.
The light-winged breeze had gone to sleep,
And the birds had hushed their glee,
And my pulse did leap with alight, free bound
As you gave those flowers to nie.
I've always loved, from my childhood's hour,
To look on the bright and gny,
And tried to sweep with a cunning hand
The beautiful in my way.
I've hcir'd the gifts of a favored few,
"Which cheer me when I see ;
But the best of all that 1 ever hud
Arc the Jtoiecrn you yavc to ?ic /
I've often looked with a wooing eyo
On the work of a skilful hand,
And felt 'twas good to award itpraiso
# In every clime and land;
Jiut the flowers you twined as a boon for rue ,
Is the gift I praise to-day, i
And sooner would part with a sacred right <
Than throw one flower away.
I've touchcd niyliarp with a light, gay heart, 5
And have felt the thrill of joy, (
And tried to sip from the cup of bliss <
Till my spirits, aye, would cloy; * c
But the thirst I have for the light and gay '
Is a whim that's dear to me,
And the flowers I took from your sno W3' hand .
Arc the flowers I'll love for thee.
I know that you love the gay of this lifo, ^
As well as the grave I ween, r.
For the soul that bears sueh a comcltj facc f
Must leap at a joyous scene.
The world is filled with a thousand charms, p
And the best of all are thine; t
But the flowers j-ou wreathed as a gift for nic "
Are all that I ask as mine.
Mt. C'armel, June 24, 1854. N
Cuba?The Views of Mr. Thrasher.
W? have received n letter (snvs the Charleston
Courier) from New Orleans from the pen
of Mr. J. S. Thrasher, in the course of which lie
gives his views of the Cuba question. lie states
distinctly that he is engaged in an effort to raise
money for the purposes of the Cuba revolution,
and he says he knows of no laws prohibiting
ench a course. He ridicules the I'roelanmtion
of the President, and intimates that there is no
such thing as a military.expedition on foot.?
lie expresses the opinion that there will be no
war with Spain and he concludes with this language:
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"The unanimous opinion throughout tiie
country is, that the "unity cabinet" of the President
has certain fixed principles of action ; that
as no two of its members tliink alike en any
question, they take weekly (don't let the printer
make a mistake and print that word iccaA-li/)
turns at a fixed policy. Now, there are eight
members, including the President., and I pre
eume he is nllowcd to lmvc hiB turn, so that the
"war" policy stands nchancc of ruling only during
ptic week in each eight weeks, and acvn
daw arc not quite enough to carry this couutrx
into a war.
Besides, I am told that the cabinct is afraid
?f the discussion of its measures in Congress
and before the couDtry. Now all know that J
Gen. Pezuela-bae authority to issue the decree J
emancipating the slave in Cuba on the declara- '
tion of our Government of war against Spain, 1
and that lie hns openly said he would do it.? '
Mr. Clayton in the Senate lias also said that 1
Calderon de la Barker, late Spanish Minister '
at Washington, and now minister of foreign J
- WW- affairs at Madrid, has personally given him tne '
rajegpfc eaine assurance. Thus war witli Spain would
Bp bring on the dccree; the decree would bring
on emancipation in Uuua; emancipation in
Cuba would bring on discussion in Congress; (
discussion in Congress would bring , (tile
reader may fill the blank with any word ho
ohooses) on the administration. . '
"While now their souls witli ardor thrill, '
The new rccruita march out to drill; {
The cockade monstrous fine appears, 1
But then the sword awakes their fears." '
pSSfe. Moreover, Cuba is rapidly preparing to setjajp?
her own domestic affairs; and as she is !
young and lively, tied down with no considerations
for a " friendly power," and fully deter- *
mined to continue her efforts, the probabilities
arc that the betters on her against Uncle Sam's i
deliherativA nacr will win their mnncv. I nm 1
confirmed in the opinion from the conduct of
Uncle Sam's riders on the ' squatter's sovcr^igntj/'vjfeourse.
And, lastly, I do not think -we shall have war
with Spain, because the Administration is playing
a four stringed 'fiddle. Soule and sell in
Madrid; Cuoto and negotiation in Washington;
J. and proclamation and war in the country at
large, are three of the strings. Regarding the
fourth string, " a decent respect" for the opin\
ions of mankind towards the Administration,
(in viejr of the prospective alliances between us)
t requires that I should mountain a respcctful silence.
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A*., Hmslan Defeats. *
It is now Universally acknowledged that the
Russians have recenly suffered a aeries of -de*
J feata, and, so/ne of them aWnbotedeolely to (he
' blunders 6f thair cotamandrng ofBeers. A' few
I, since you learned mat the Russians had
been totally .defeated at a place (Sidled Broakoveni,
on the right bank of- the Aluca, b^f way
between Karakal and Slatina, and we no^
have some details.of what occurred there.
Tfae'rfciog of the river so inaen itjggededthtf
? re^xvot wen? uprana-.s corps irom juttic
L WflladEh, that the te*r goer4 ofjrfx battalions,
I fear Bqa&drona, and tveWe guns, was,,obliged
' s?s&i^r:?fsix
* wooden bridge. Ihnidg the night of tho 28th
Skcnder Beg i?ftveh<2*"witk aboat4,000 men'
from Krij (> gl ifh ti^AH
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enmc up on tlic 28tli, a furious attack was made
on their loft flunk. Instead of turning boldly
on their enemy the Russians fought ns they retreated
and the consequence wna that their loss
was verj' urcnt.
On reaching Slatina they lost no time in destroying
the Aluca bridge behind them. It is
supposed tliat hni<lly n Russian would have escaped
if the Turks lind not liecn much wearied
by tlteir long march during the preceding night.
By the foregoing you will see that the battle of
Karakal anil Bankoveni, of which the Austrian
papers have recently spoken, wcro in reality
one and the same affair. We now conic to the
battle fought on the '27 th of May, between Turnu
and Simnitza, iu which only three Russian
squadrons were said to be engaged.' Oti tlie
20th the Russians, after having destroyed their
field-works, quitted Turnu and marched down
As Sali Poslia, tlic eonimnndcr of Nicobons,
made no preparations for taking possession of
Turin, the Russians thought themselves perfectly
secure, an\l marched at their ease along the
left bank of the Danube towards Simnitza. Sali
I'ash a had, however, not been idle. He had
sent.a corps of 1,000 men along the road from
Nicopolis to Sistow, and ordered up 2,000 men
from that place to meet them ; be then despatched
a detachment of 1,000 men drawn
i'rom Islass, to a place called Wogatiiza.
When the Russians were about midway between
Turnu and Sininitza the two first men
lkiiicu i urKiRit uctnciimenls crossed the river
md attacked the enemy in front. Shortly after
he engagement, had begun, 1,000 men who had
crossed the river from \\'oganza came up, and
,ook the Russians in flank and rear. A most
languinary and obstinate conflict ensued, and
ilthougli between two fires the Russians long
lisplayed great courage. The Jagcr battalions
sailed Alexopolalci and Kreniciitschuk, were
rut to pieces, and the rest of the detachment
inly sseaped similar fnte by a disorderly iliglit.
A New Phase of Roguery.
A curious circumstance occurred the oilier
lay, which places the dexterity of the members
>f the swell mob in rather a striking light. A
einale, of very lady-like and pleasing manners,
ailed at the establishment of one of our first
tairdrcsscrs in town, and after a little convcration,
requested to know if they shaved genlemen's
heads. An answer being given in the
iffirmative, she proceeded to state that she had
i brother, a young man of rather facile mind,
md that their medical man had thought it advisable
that his head should be shaved ; that he
vas troubled with strange hallucinations, such
is that lie was a member of and belonged to a
arge drapery establishment. in town, givingtlic
nunc, and so on. After n little more eonversaion
in tlic sninc strain,j?he said she would bring
icr brother next day, and tlmt the haij'drcs.-<cr
nust have two men ready waiting, so as to foribly
shave his head, and that they were to pay
10 attention to his protestations of being a
ncmber of the great timi she had mentioned,
laving succeeded so far in blinding the worthy
mirdresscr, who promised to have everything
n readiness, she took her leave. Next day she
(ailed at the draper}' establishment above allulcd
to, and bought a considerable quantity of
iilk goods, and stated that if they would send
>nc of their young men along with her to a
larticular address, tlioy would get paid. The
ady and the young man with the goods then
eft in a cab, and when opposite the hairdres[Jir'rt
Jirt Inlil I1/.T. *1.-*
f lie would go along with lier, she would get.
is niueli money as woulil make the amount of
he bill. The unsuspeetii'g youth went in, and
,vas met by the perfumer in the must bland
nanner, who requested him to walk up stairs,
vliich he did, not doubting but that he was to
eceive payment of the bill. No sooner liow:ver
had the unfortunate wight entered the
oom than he was pounced upon, and despite
ill his protestations that he belonged to such
iiid such an establishment, which of course
were put down to his unfortunate state of mind,
lie wa.i speedily denuded of his trcssss. The
a 1}', who had in the meantime been looking on
nrith coolness, now said, she was afraid her pres?nce
would only cause greater excitement to her
mfortunute brother, she would leave and reurn
in a short time. Slio (lePAinriPrl nor>n*.
lingly, goods and all, and lias not sinco been
leard ot?Glasgow Citizen.
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The Council Bluffs Bugle gives tlic following
description of the newly organized Territory:
The bounds of this proposed Territory is spacious
enough and contains much very excellent
land?the Missouri bounds it on the Knst,
ind the Rocky Mountains on the "West. There
is quite a number of good useful streams that
traverse its borders.
It is now confidently expected that the Lilians
will be removed this fall to their new
liomes, giving room to tho ever-pursuing pale
The climate, like our own, is tnild and pleasint,
and like all other prairie countries, there
s a rather over proportion of wind, md even
in the most sultry summer days, a cooling
breeze fans the prairies. There is little snow
in winter, it being much of the time pleasant
sunny weather through the winter. The vast
herds of buffalo, elk and deer, that range this
sxtensive territory, would^feed the starving
millions of Europe on mcat iipr years.
The vallios on all tho streams are rich and
fertile, but much of tho high lands away from
n ? ?j_ ? j ? ?i
LUC waw-.vuuiSL's uiu duuu^ UI1U IIUL arauio.
There^ are minerals of various kinds already^discoverod,
among which fire egg], irop, chalk,
magnesia, die. Tbere is timber on nearly all the
streams intermingled with the bluffs and hills
and vallics, although a%* general thing there is
a scarcity through the Territory. ?
The gccg^ swan, dncks and other feathered
game ar? abundant through this: whale Missouri
river region/- Amongst the frxrits that abound in
Nebraska, and in this regio^pko, are grapes,
phi ma, cherries, etrawberrieJ, black enrrants,
gooseberries haws, crab and thorn^pples, and
in the moiaHpM of Nebraska, the Bame berries
3fc?|iiW&nri bottoms in Nebraska arc in many
pi new broad and alwanjutilc, with timber al?|P8t
its whole lcngtlu ? (>mah c'Oy is tho n*oo
in omb*yo of a city't&fce built onHhe river <fepv
posite this oitj^ nStnr<E)BF
Wjgite ofjWpfr
Mt Ct&dTtCA. 1% sAltk.1 ia ftlmi Imit ntifnllv
been^mtoeoq^^E*"? poet
This i? ??Un? J 60. mile* kndLM?r
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Platte river. There are already five post offices <
established in Nebraska 011 the north side of the i
Platte, as is the case with Western Iowa; this i
new territory will be filled soon after being i
opened, with hardy, industrious people from the <
East, who will make her hills and ?lnlo? resound I
with tlic song of tho laborer or click of the me- i
chauic's tools. . ' 1
Is Friday an Unlucky Day ? I
From time immemoriiil, Friday has been |
frowned upon as a clay of ill omen. And though 1
thin prejudice is less prevalent now than it has *
been of yore, when superstition had general s
sway, yet there are many even in this inatterof-fact
age of ours, who would hesitate on a day
so inauspicious, to begin an undertaking of 1110- 1
mentous import. And how many brave mariners,
whose hearts unquailing could meet the
wildest fury of their ocean home, would blench c
to even bend their sails on Friday! But to <
show with how much reason this feeling is in- c
dulged, let us examine the following important r
mets in connection with our new settlement nnd r
greatness as a nation, and we will see, how lit- c
tie cause we Americans have to dread the fatal I
day. e
On Friday, August 31,1402, Christopher Co- g
lumbus sailed on his great, voyage of discovery, c
Oil Friday, October 12th, ?l 192, ho first dis- u
covered land. T
On Friday, January -1th, 1493, lie sailed on ii
his return to Spain, which if he had not readied I
in safety, the happy result would never have t
been known, which led to the settlement of this c
vast continent. s
On Friday, March 15th, 1-103, ho arrived at t
Palais in safety. f
On Friday, November 22d, 1493, be arrived ?
at Hispaniola in his fceond voyage to America.
On Friday, June 13th, 1491, he, though un- 6
known to himself, discovered the continent of t
America. c
On Friday, march 5th, 149G, Henry VII. of is
England, gave to .lolin Cabot his commission, a
which led to the discovery of North America, g
This is the first American State paper ill Eng- b
land. a
On Friday, September "7th, 15G5, Melcndez h
founded St, Augustine, the oldest settlement in t
the United States by more than forty years. b
On Friday, November lOtli, 1G20, the Hay o
Flower, with the pilgrims, made the Harbor of e
Frincetown.?And on the same day they signed k
that august compact, the forerunner of our si
present glorious Constitution. v
On Friday, December 22d, 1020, the Tilgrims o
made their tinal landing at Plymouth Rock. t
On Friday, February 22d, George Washing- ii
toii, the Father of American Freedom, w. s p
born. h
On Fridav, June lCtli, Bunker Ilill wa3 seized c
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On Friday, October Ttli, 1777, the surrender T
of Saratoga was made, which had such power j)
and influence in inducing France to declare for 11
our canst?. ti
On Friday, September 22d, 1780, the treason r
of Arnold was laid bare, which saved us from n
destruction. * p
On Friday, October 16tli, 1781, the eurrcn- il
dcr at York!own, the crowning glory of the tl
American arm-, occurred. c'
On Friday, July 7th, 1700, the motion in
Congress v. ar? nr>u<ie by John Adams, seconded
by Kiehard iic.iry Lee, that the United Colonies
were* and ot right ought to be, freo and d
independent. si
Thus, by numerous examples, "we see that c
whatever it may be with other nations, Aincri- h
cans need never dread to begin on Friday any il
undertaking, however momentous it may be. f<
Norfolk Ucacoit, b
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A Sceno from Real Life.?Woman's Love. ),
Wc saw last evening an apt illustration of ii
the affection of woman. A poor inebriated si
wretch in the after noon had been taken to the ii
calaboose. 1 lis conduct on the street, and af- fi
tcr he wns placed in the cell, was of such a vi- ii
uivub ciiuracicr uiai it occamo necessary to tl
hiutdcutr him. Tiic (lemon of rani lind pos- it
session of his soul, and he pave vent to his ra- n
villus in curses so profane as to 6hock the senses ]j
of his fellow prisoners, one of whom, in the f<
same cell, at his own solicitation, was placed in q
n separate apartment. A woman appeared at y
the grating, and in lietchands she had a rude ?i
tray, upon which was placed eomo slices of f<
bread, fresh from the hearthstone and other p
little delicacies for her erring husband. She ri
stood at the bar gazing intensely into the thick a
gloom where her manacled companion'" wildly n
raved. Her voice was low and soft and as she v
called his nnmc its utterance was as plaintive b
as the melody of a fond and crushed spirit y
The tears streamed from her oyea, and there, ii
in the dark prison house, the abode of the most ii
wretched and depraved, the tones of Iter voicc si
found their wny into tho wicked mati'a heart, t
and he knelt in sorrow and in silence before ii
his young and injured wifo whilo his heart h
found relief in tearssueh only as man can weep, fi
Though tho irons still bound his wrists, he a
placed his hands with their heavy insignia of v
degradation, confidingly and affectionately up- C
on the brow of his fair companion and exclaimcd,
" Katy, I will he u better man." There upon
a rilde seat she had spread the humble meal
which slic had prepared with her own hat\ds,
and after he had finished roso to depart*, bid- f,
ding him be calm and resigned for h?tf sake, v
with tho assuranco that she would bring i q
frianrf tn rrn on lii? hnnil nnd flint, aim wnnl/l rn. *
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turn and take him home. And she left bim. a ?<
strong man with'his head drooping upon hfs r
breast, a very, coward humiliated before the ?
weak and tenaer being, whoso presence and af- x
fection had stilled'the angfy passions of his
soul. IVqetoi-tho .instincts of her love and ^
Croinise, she did return with one wbo went on
is bona for his appcaranco next ir.orning, and c
with his hand clasped in thtft of his loving v
wife, she led him Away a penitent and we trusty r
better ir an. Thera .vere those who laughed, t
as that pale, meek woman boro off her en^ag t
husband, but aha heeded thorn nnt Ind _
sacrificing heart knew or cared for nothing in ?
its holy'and haaven born in?tlnct*, bat to prisi r
Borvj and to protect him whom'she loved with ?
all tgkfe devotion of a wife and Woman; ' . t
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X "<Thc aonnftl income of SamneT jBran nn, of
California is 1260,000$*!?J&ebange vap?L-. ' -
* About nine yejirs ag^rt&fon, fo^rperfni- i
low printer, Arrived in the
A.crovralaea hat and a shabby.'ittit of eJolhee 1
4*r? n<terery ?
lor the aavontjUfer. Btft ongpj&Hgittioq to ?/?W t
person* of Ufffcfte jBttfrkm JHSjpielCjhe.wB I
jjuppiifa wiafP<1ec^?aifof cloth*
I 01 _? QUD?aw?* He (Igmgltej&NpperimMWl UJ|?
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obtaining a decent living from the small eul
scription list of liis paper. After acting as c<
itor for a littlo more than a year, ho bccain
ittracted with the glowing description give
>f California by one Ilastimrs. the author of
book on that country. Braunan succceded i
raising a company of emigrants, and, as tliei
leader, chartered a brig and immediately eaile
svitli them for the future Eldorado. Two prit
ers, in Brannan's employ, accompanied hin
uid are now rich and influential citizens of Ca
forni.a. Such a rapid rise from extreme pov
>rtv to great nfllucnce, as in Brannan's ease, i
ielaom recorded in the world's history.
1Veto York Pick.
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\ Clergyman's Opinion of the Newspape
The Rev. Mr. Bacon, in a sormOn on Sunda;
svening, at the Church of the Messiah, Pliilu
Iclplim, prononnccd the newspaper as secom
nly to the Bibio in ft representative govern
rent as a moral forcc. With its twenty-fiv
nillionsof papers, issued annually, it penetrate
ivery house and rcaehes every reader. If tli
ircachcr, with hia hundreds of hearers, lias i
ominnnding influence for good upon his con
;regntion, moulding their morals and enlight
iiting their understandings, how much groatc
mist he the influence and responsibility of th<
>rcss, which talks daily to its fifty or au bun
Ired thousand readers 1 It is a good sign to sc<
ho preached' recognising tlie importance o
he secular press, and taking liberal viow
if its usefulness, and the purpose which it sub
erves in promoting the great work of civiliza
ion and of human rights and happiness. Tli
allowing remnrks from the sermon are appro
riatc and just:
The newspaper, quite as much ns our pul)li<
CI100I3, is in America the great creator of a nn
ion of thinkers and debaters. The Aniericai
ditor aims not at the choice diction of an cssny
St. au<3 DaVB lilt.ft ntf.nnfinn tn ?
nd vain theories. He writes as if lie wouh
ivo the greatest quantity of thought in th<
riefest space. He excels in paragraphs, whicl
re liko the sharp shooting of riflemen; hi
eavy artillery ho reserves lor occasional cili
urials, but he seldom plies the cannon where i
iullet will do the work. But as a charncteristii
f our people, lie is ever ready to lay aside hi:
ditorial matter to make room for news, lli
nows men, and not deeds. His language pos
esses a clear and concise utterance. Ever]
n iter and public speaker might find a mode
f style in the productions of the American edi
or. The pulpit must first labor to efTcctm
nprovement. in the character of the religiou
resw. The religious newspapers were far be
ind the secular press in brcaath of views an<
oiiiprohensiveness and liberality of action
nil, he might venture to say, in religion itsell
hey take moBt of their nows from the daib
rcss, and even their report* of religious meet
igs?while it ib not unfrequent for them t<
urn around and charge the reporters with ir
L'ligion. The religious press is too oftennarrov
linded?it (loos not sccin to understand its tru
olicy and duties, and the violence and animos
y tliat pervade ita columns are even wors'
linn tlint of political editors 011 the eve of ai
Peabody's Strawberries.
Our editorial relations have made us feel 1
cliciicy in speaking of Mr. Poabodv and hi:
tawberry culture, until having established hi
lainis before a less partial tribunal. Tliis Ik
as done most triumphantly. It was our priv
ego to be one of the large party assembled 1
iw weeks since, at his honse, and on his straw
erry grounds. We come not now to speak o
lie elegant hospitalities of this gentleman anc
is worthy wife, but of their complete Buccesi
n the cultivation of this delicions fruit. "Whet
oinc two or three hundred guests had feasted
1 profusion, one might have befcn remindcc
rom the quantities left of the miraculous feed
lg of the multitude in the wilderness, whet
lie fragments amounted to moro than the orig
ial stock, liut here, there was 110 need o
liraculqus interposition: our li09t, a firm be
ever in work*, hftviinr rrnlhnrn/l "
)rmed, the snug little pile of four hundra
uarta, for the occasion. Just tlunk of this al
ou skeptics, over twelve bushel# of nice rip
'rawberriet at one gathering! We felt sorn
>r the city folks, who we imagined would b<
ut upon snort rations, until moro berries coul<
iprn, and concluded to walk into the grounds
nd seo how long before the market wapor
light be looked for again. Horeonreyinpftthici
rerc staid, and wo found, that we liad great
7 underrated our friend 1'eabodyV capacity
,iien we had supposed tliathe was to bejostlei
1 his every day opcratious by this little gather
ig for his friends. The truth is, his vine* won
till full of ripo fruit, and the astonished visi
ors passed in excited groups over the grounds
l competition, to see .who should plucjc - tb<
irgost berries.- Herfr were representative!
nd from California too, all to, join in one uni
eijsal sentiment, that in strawberry culture
Peabody lias been pre-eminently buo
es?fal.?><bW of the South. 5-V
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A Queer shift to make Money.
A few weeks ago. a young man stopped be
are our house and - trailed us to the gate. H<
,'anted to find the whereabouts of our Tsi
Collector. Upon our enquiring ofbhb^Trba
i0 wanted with the Collector, he reftjied tha
he was travelling through the South, princi
tally, on the hunt up of names, and tha?.aftei
cwapapapcr offices, Tax Collectors' book:
cere tlio likeliest places to find them in nbun
AnH vlldt. rrnrul Ttrttl fl?n nnmna Aa
on, prtfy After you cot thAjnt. "Well, Sit*1
aid ho withj&ishrewa Yankee twinkle of tlx
ye, " I Sell them when I get back home to th<
-arioTiB Publish#*? in one cities at a lmlf-dolla
ior hundred, aha the best of tho joke is, I eel'
ho same list forty times over." The chap !? <
hen in hia saddle-bags somo twerffy7* thousan*
ismea, for which ho espccted to realize at leas
ive hundred dollars. And '4ho Publisher
nake by it too. They aro thus onable^to serii
iut tfieir newspapers jHTd periodicals qo tria
rips to every nook ohd corner of the "South
ajeiving in return sGme five or six aobscrip
ions at least.dtat of 'evety fifty cents worth <3
v.i-.ajj ** < '?
lumco. 4Jn*y^?vnf , y
|>T "l~i^ ' * * y
Bitk of-Mad ?We find the /ollowin
a an exchange paper: - .* . '/ t
l*tV An English journal says that an old Saxo:
lm been using for fifty yttpv, andwith pcrfec
nccVSe, a remedy for the bitoof mad 4?g??
ho agency of -winch 'he baa rescued taany fe]
oyr beings arid cattle fttfm the fear/aUoeath, c
* ;
>- Thompson's Iiifo Preserver.
' VTq dcBcribcd to our renders this valuable inie
vention, and we eon now state tbnt il wa3 fully
n tested at the Navy Yard on Friday, in the presn
eneeof a party of naval officers, members of
n Congress, and others, and received many ex^
pressions of approbation. Th< -Union states ;
? that an experimenter, who had never before j
seen ine machine, threw mmseit witn it into '
' eighteen feet water, nnd managed it many "waya I
I" with perfcct case. He got in and out of it oev- '
" oral times iu different ways, sometimes raising '
it with one liand out of the water, and putting 1
it over his head nnd shoulders, and then draw- 1
ing the ariii3 through; sometimes putting in his 1
feet first as it lay on tho water, sitting, lying J
r upon it, holding to it, ?tc. Ilo also moved it
rapidly through tho water at will, and in any f
y direction, using his hands and feet without cm- J
.- bnrrassment; and it was evident, that a person '
1 with Buch a maehinc might hold up several
i- others, iu ease of emergency, while a supply of .1
e them on board vessels of any kind, in many '
S eases of liopil hvalilnwroAt fif" J
J NU.r ...-^vn,
c scores and hundreds of lives.?JVat. InldUncnccr.
rv ?o ? ?
A Thrilling Incident.?Wc published n few 4
r days siuee an account of tho hazardous exploit '
r of a child which clamberod upon a roof, in 3
e New York, and was providentially rcseucd '
- when death seemed imminent. A precisely sim- (
e ilar incident occurred, but a day or two Bincc, J
f before our own ej'es. An infant of not more '
s than two years, unnoticed by its nurse, clatn- J
< bcred upon the sill of a vindow in Lhc third '
story of the hotel opposite our office, and there ]
c stood, laughiug and crowing, all heedless of the '
- peril that threatened it. It was a sightto make r
strong men hold their breath. The slightest 0
J luotiou, a breath of air, tho least fright, would t
_ Imvn ti.mir. -tr 1?1 ?
v.....i,ievii iLo uiiiiu.ti', uuu precipitated *
i it upon the pavement below. A crowd gath- s
- ercd and stood, in specchless agony of suspense, 1
s expecting every moment to see the child dashed v
1 to pieces. Meanwhile the infant utood boldly 0
e erect and laughingly extended its hands as If 0
i inviting a romp with th> spectators below.?
s At last, when the sight1 "1 becomo agonizing,
- a female who had bccu sowing in the room J
1 where the window was, caught sight of the lit2
tie crcature, and with commendable coolness, J
s instead of shrieking, and thus almost certainly :
? bringing about the catastrophe, quietly stepped
- to the window and enclosed the child in her '
j arms. One long, deep breath from tho crowd,
I showod the interest tncy had felt and the relief (
va('viicu\;vu.?AJUJJ uio x/twiocraz*
? Settlement in Kansas.?On Saturday last '
- the settlers held a convention four milcH west of
J Fort Leavenworth. L. Burnes, Esq., presided; 1
, J. II. It. Cunduff, Esq., was secretary.
f. It was agreed that an association he formed 1
i to regulate and protect claims, upon the follow- '
<- ing principles:. Settlers to register their claims
a in two weeks, (Mr. Orovcr was appointed Iteg- .
ister;) they are to protect each other in all reg- !
f .ular claims, but if not registered in two weeks 1
e the claim to be forfeited. "Where the lands arc 1
open to settlement, there must be occupation.
& On tlio Delaware land?, simply to mark, stake,
i and register, without residence, "will hold. 1
Now j'b the time for the Missourians to make ?
claims. The country is swarming with emigrants.
Men on horseback, with cup and skil1
let, and ham, flour and coffee, tied on behind, f
5 and with axe shouldered, ore facing westward; 1
s while gentlemen and ladies are driving furious- 8
- ly to and fro in carriages, printers writing, law"
yers spcakiDg, doctors gallanting ladies, and J
1 selecting Bites for residences, companies with i
flags waving, staking out the prairies, trees fall- j
f ing, tents stretching, cabins going up, every- 1
1 thing alive, and everybody wide awake. Hur- I
J rah for Kausos! "Westward the star of empire r
i takes ita way."?ParkvilU Luminary.
I Cab&yino Bundles.?Many pcoplo havo a
" conten pitble fcnr of being seen to carry a bun1
die, however small, having theabsurd idea that .
" there id a social degradution in tho act. The
f moat trilling as well as weighty packages muBt J
- be sent to them, no matter how much to the
inconvcnienco of others. This arises from a 0
* low kind of prjde. There is a pride that is ?
1 higher; that arises from consciousness of there
e being something in the individual not to bo ef- ?
' fected by such accidents?worth and weight of *
j character. This latter pride was exhibited by
' the American sou of Jerome Napoleon Bona?
parte. While he was in College at Cambridge,
1 no was carrying home a broom which he had
a just purchased, when ho met a friend, who no*
ticing it, with surprise exclaimed, H ?
* 44 Whir rfirl vnn nnf V*own if annf Via!" ?
| "I am not ashamed to carry anything which '
* belongs to me," was the very sensible reply of t
J young Bonaparte.
Very different pride was this from that of a ^
} young lady whom wo knew, who always gave
5 her mother all tho bundles to enrfy when .they
5 went ont together, bccause she thought it vul?
gar to be seen with one herself. r
? m i ? u
>, Come when the Bmns 8ino.?Prof. Caldwell, s
f of Dickson College, a short time before, his t
death, said to his wife:?You will not I ftp), t
irore, lio down upon your bed and weep, when* tl
I am gone. And when you visit the Bpot where s
- I lie, do not choose a sad and mournful time; tl
^ do not go in the shades of evening or in the f>
? -!-Li mi i! ? *s* 1 ?
v uuik ui iiigiiu?11mats arc no uines 10 Tisi^llic ii
t grave of one who hopes and trusts in a risen
t Iledeeeiner! Come, aenr wife, in the bright r
- sunshine, and when the birds are singing)
r What a beautiful illustration these words cons
tain I Come in the morning of sunshine, when j
the notes of tho harmless birds aro heard; come j
> not fa the dark shades of evening, when fthe g
' mournful notes of frogs^and tho troubled \l
b poorwiTl will fill the graveyard. The_former
b representing the. gloripus .resurrection of the
r righteous, and the 'lKmr that of the wielded.. "V
L- Think of it* **
i Colohed Vor*BS?-S0ln. Wednesday last, tho, t
t Connecticut House of'Representatives, by ta F
s vo^e of 1 lO .iflt'78 (81 not vdting) passed tiros1
olution to ivmSd the State constitution'-*? an
1 to allow negroes to vote on tho samo t?rma as' .
i, white men. Also (106 to .80) an amendment to r
>- prohibit any person from voting who cannot
f rend. TtaM proposed omeiidmenta were then
^ordered terlfe continued>t>*the next Lcgisla- t
. 'lure, and published with priflaws. t
8 * r ? ?
The new liquor Uw in Connecticut ia, a nan ,
n con't sell le?t tban^ five gallons of cider,_ot* '
Swino maae 01 ou own currents or grapes. , Tne |
tflntIt?j^tion ??/?"? that every man who k<"MJ|
liquor jjifendB toijelJ.it. TV county cpmmfaHE
f ?i<gj?ra can authorito tho
More or the Mon Srmrr.?A Judgo JietitCcJ
and the Court Adjourned.?"Wo leprn from tho
Dallas (Texas) Herald that Judgo neagin, wliilo
holding court ia tho town of Springfield, had.
occasion to impose a fine of ten dollars upon,
and to order tlio imprisonment of a Mr. WilltAITlO
Tvlm 1? /??Annl ? - ? 1 11
,...Ui.,.u S.u33.j Hiouiicu me court. Un
liia way to jail Williams drew a knife, released
himself from tho custody of the officer, mid
gathered his clan to make nn assault upon th<*
:ourt. An hour or two afterwards he was dia?
lovcred in the rcor of tlio court house with a
riflo leveled on Judge Kcngin, in the act ot
<liooting him through-* window by which ho
ivns sitting holding the court, and the gun w&3
hrown up just in time to save tho Judge's lifeHie
sheriff was ordered to summon all the byitanders
to nrrcst him; they either would not 4
>r could not do it, and the court then ordered
tim to summon every body in town to assist.
;t:n r..:i: ? ? ?i-- 1? T 1 " *
Hill inning iu iirrcsL iruo uucuucr, ullage It. UUourned
the courts declaring thftt lie would not
laid court where the civil authority could not
>e respccted and enforced.
"Wiir don't tou take a Paper??Can it ha
hat you are too stingy ? Or nrc you too poor t
)r arc you too lazy to read it f Or do you read
,-our neiglihr's paper, and get the news with- "
>ut pnj'ing the printer for it? If bo, is it honest
in you to do so? Any man who don't suberibe
for his country paper need not expect
lis children to know what is going on in tho
vorld nround them, only os they get it second
landed from Ihoso who patronizo the paper.
>Ve have often been astonished at men with
amilies, who spend hundreds of dollars for
uerc trijlcs to am'use their children, and who
an not afford to pay two or three dollars for
he luxuries of a newspaper. Wo say we have
een astonished at such ipen, and know soma
uch men yet, nnd our astonishment still coninucs
; but wc hope ere long to have the pleas
n o 01 entering uieir names on our dookb, ana
f proving to them that " there's nothing like
. newspaper."? Wakulla Times.
Monr, Morality.?Father Kroeger, a Roman
>atliolie Priest in this city, -was arrested yc3erday
for assault with attempt to commit a
ape on a girl fourteen years old. She testified
hat ehc went to confession to him ; ho asked
icr into a private room, and inquired if she had
jver sinned with a man. She said "No," and
ic then undertook to make an indecent personal
krnminndnn nf lini* wlti/tfi Iia /1i<l I-Ta
whipped lior severely.
She screamed. ller screams attracted tho
ittention of tlio workmen on the Chnrch and
ho neighbors, and alio was let out The door
;vuh locked all the time she Was jn. *Eer testinony
as to the door being locked and tho
icreaming and whipping was .confirmed by
>ther witnesses. ?/
Father Kittcr, another priest in tlio enmo
Dhurcli, testified that the door wM-not locked
jut open. That he saw the girl and priest talkng
together; that the ecreama wero made by
mother girl in another place.
Tho testimony shows not so maih an intent
o commit rape, as the claiming of a right to
nake an indecent personal examination of tho
nrL?\sin VnrX'
As Intcrebtin'o Incident.?A correspondent
>f the Greenfield Republic relates the.following
nteresting instanca of maternal affection in
inimals: ?,.
"A few days sine?, Mr. Jool Rice, of Conray,
discovered on a tree wh&t.he supposed to
>o a crow's nest But, on examination lie
ound, instead of $.i>roo^Tof unfledged cdfeti-pulers,
a litter of flyrog squirrels. Mot ? littlo
tlcased vcith his booty, he thonght it a fine opportunity
to secure an aoceptable present for
lis children. Hering descended from the tree,
io stood at tho foot, contcraplnting his prize,
rhen tho old one mado hef.appcarancc. A
lotlier's temerity, when hor offspring are in
anger, Knows 110 limits. ,Khe jumped upon his
at, crawlcd down to his hud, and seifcingone of
or young ones," endeavored to tako it away,
'or a moment, Mr. R. resisted her claim?yet
nly for a moment. Sympathy far a parent's
gony made an appeal, and "wassuccessful?
na better feelings triumphed, and the dam
;nthcring into her furry folds a [itte one,
ought a new home for ner family. After a
hort time ttho returnd and then again, until >,
he had taken them all away." ^
Awfcl beneavkittnt.-~flio~Phil?4?Iphia Inuirer
savsc We have alrendv -i*num>d to th?
asc of a"genllemdn now a resident of this city,
Ir. William H. Collins, who v lost, his, "wile,
even children, and upwards of iwefaty Uiouand
doll are,, in .the steamship Citv of Sif B8?yv
lie agony of mind tinder thMo^afctressing cirumstanees
may well bo imagihei' JTor athno
0 was almost threatened with madness.
1 now more composed' . ^4$?'
A Nsw Excitement.?It is stated jg. tha. Jtjng. r
opean papdw that a new wonder; *
p at StoQKholm, in Sweden, in ttoti^Bgyvf m
inger, whoso voice is more extrflQrofnS&tbaa
hat of Jenny Gpldscbmidt ?he h?$paken
ho people' of her nativo city byetof ao,j?ds?6 ^
hem frantic from excitement. It is saiqjglljflfe^:'
ho bo enraptnres her hearers, by hef lngfng;'
hat the musicians in the orcheatra fr^^uently
S6VV va muu p?Vk? - AAV* UHMIQ W"
tchlet. "** ? . * .??
Mr. ATadden, ji brother-in-law of
VSullivnn, has sold his plantation antf Blwres
a the island of Cuba, and come to the Unite
itatcs witWiia family forapormancnt residence*
,ast smnMffli the govenor general refused Mr. ,
fadden permission to dome to the United "> *
itatc* though a member of hie family waa'lyig
dangerously sick.' > '' ' '
"ITniiltiimi (1 r> rnn dutihirdlffe* nbtfi
Villianw fa the ^
insf Betseys!" -. . . J''Bceause
tho Betseys arc all favorites of i?}np, m
.ot I won't havo any sweet WiUieiiM^>o?ipy" di^t^En"
pAgfl^ai18K on

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