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i K i. . 4 ('' : S. CALIIOON & CO., Publishers. FOR THE SOUTH. TEBITIS Three Dollars per annum, in advance VOLUME I. YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1858. NUMBER 6. it i l ilt si w i p i ii i ii i ' ill in ii ii 2l . D, W. SANDERS, ,, Attorney at Law. LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, '''' : Mississippi. ' September 11th, 1858. jyy 0. I, .HAMER .....W. V. HENDKR90N ; , HAMER & HENDERSON, YAZOO CITY, MISS., ' WILL give prompt attention to all huainess entrusted to them in the Circuit am) Probate Oourts f Yazoo, Holmes and Madison, and the Superior Courts held at Jackson. Sept. 1. 1858. " " 1-yly J. H. BURRUS, J. M ARMIBTEAD BURRUS & ARMISTEAD, , ATTORNEYS AT LAW. ' YAZOO CITY, MISS. Sept. 1, IST.8 ijiy- W. S. EPPERSON, Attorney at Law, Yazoo City, Miss, t And Commissioner for Louisian i ; . W ILL pmoticeiii the Courts of Yazoo, and the other counties composing the Fifth Judicial District, and the Courts at Jackson. ' ' JW Office near the Court House. Jf 'September I, 1859. ' ' ly J. T RUSSELL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 'i Yazoo City, Miss., WlllAi practice in the courts of Yazoo and . adjoining counties and the Superior Jour t at Jackson, Collection? promptly aiteco d to. fseptl '53 II. S. G. PERKINS. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Yazoo City, lilississippt TTJLL practice in the Circuit Courts i Leake. Attala and Holmes counties, th ?everal courts in Yazoo County, and the Cour: iield at Jackson. Sept. 1, 1858." ,V. BROOKE. A. K. 8MEDES BROOKE & SWEDES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, VICKSBURG, Miss., will rontinue to practice their profession in the Cii'cuit, Chancery and Probu'c Courts of Warren county, at Vicksbura, Washington county, at Greenville; Bolivar ronnly, at Wellington ; Issaqfiiena county, at lallula, and the Supreme and Federal Cnurlsat Jackson, . Sept. 1, 1858 WINSTON HANKS....;.. ,.W. T. HARRIS . : BANKS & HARRIS, 1 ' Attorneys and Counsellors at Law Land and '.CoUenlng Agents, .QUITMAN, WOOD COUNTY, , TEXAS. rjMIE above . have so arranged as to be J. . enabled to locate Lands, investigate Land title and collect claims in any portion of Texas. Vyill also purchase laml certificate for Texas land.' ' ' ' . ' ' -AH' land certificates", bounty warrants, orany 3ther kind ol claim for money or land, against the Stale of Texas have to be presented to the proper .Court for registry, by the first day of Sep'ernber, A. D. 185S, or else they will be null and void. We will present claim for those, who desire and attend to their upproval. September 1. 1658. ! Dr. A. F. JtlAGRUDER, OAVING located permanently, prof fers his professional services to the citizens if Yazoo City and the adjacent country. 3" Office, the front room over , Taylor's Store.' October l.19-3in. ' DR. J. II, WILSON. OFFERS his services to the. citizens of Yaioo City, and vicinity. . t Office at T. B. Cook k Co's Drug Store. He utt be found at night at the residence of Mrs. Jaradine,. - ' ' ' - ''" fSept. 1, '68 ly. 8. ft. HOLMES. M. 0 H. TANDELL, M. DRS. TIOLJTIES & VAN DELL f ."I AVE associated tliemsehes In the prnr "X tice of Medicine," and respectliilly tender Jieir cervices to the citizens of Benton a,)d sur rounding country. ! Bkstom, Misa.. Sept. 1, 1859: ly. HENRY LAURENCE, DEHTIfT, Office on Main Street, Yazoo City, REFERENCES I ' ' ' Dra. Leake & Burnett, Yazoo City.' Townsend, M. D.; Philadelphia. L B. MeClellan. M. D., " r. W. Smith, Dentist, ! New Orleans P. Hi Knapp, , " - " I.C. Nott, M. D., Mobile. Yazoo Cii v. September !', 1858. CARSON ERWIN, UWEYOR& GENERAL LAND AGENT T 7 ILL pay particular attention to tpe Sur- veying, Examination and Location of : I in Ifsaqnena, Sunflower and adjoining ties, and the counties ot Crittenden and issippt tnArkansas, ill act as general land agent (or paying tax ' ' ieeming lands from tax sale, and for buy ii id selling : all lands in the above named co i ies, : ; ' I ; al attention given to making out corr sect , api of Lands. . , ..,.'. Business letters addressed to the care of V. J. Barrett, Yazoo City, .will receive prempi intention. . , f i.t. 1,1858. ,1! ' '"'.' " ' ' ' " " P, B. COOK t J.y. THOMAS, M. D. PETER B. COOK & CO -'-.''jo !8aolmWnft'llmu ,; v m ua xb csa a hjp gh,- 1 fOKSELLERS & STATIONERS I ts, Oils and Glass, Garden Seeds,&c 'uzooCity, Sept. 1, 1351 , Lightning Rods, Pumps & Gutters. r"H HE undersigned is prepared to furnish and jt put tip in the best rnanner. am! at short ; e, Lightning Rods, Gutters and Pumps ny orders led at ILirriiinn Ar ' UsttV he Telegraph Office, will be promptly at- "ptcmberlS, 1859., . , From Harper's Weekly. I HAVE MANY SHIPS AT SB A. I have many ships at sea j Ships that sailed when winds vers fair- 'When those ships come baok to me, Laden with a cargo rare, If you wait, : You shall have one-half their freight. - I have one a gallant bark ,., Freighted with a home and love ; Many h time at midnight dark, , Have I prayed to Heaven above, . . , , If I wait, . ',-;.... That this ship oome not too late. : I have one a shattered irreok Tossing on a troubled sea; Wife and children walk her deck ; She will not oome home to me, . But I'll wait God is merciful and groat. . I have one with treasure rarej This one will I give to thee, If thou wilt but add thy prayer, That the rest come borne to me. Then I'll wait Caring not for earthly freight. GENTLE ANNIE. PDBLISHKD BY REQUEST. Thou wilt come no more, gontle Annie, . . , Like a flower thy spirit did depart ; Thou art gone, alas I like the many Who have bloomed in the summer of my heurt. onoBi's. Shall we never more behold thee Never hear thy winning voice again When the spring-time Comes, gentle Annie, And the wild flowers ure scattered o'er the plain. We have roamed and loved 'mid the bowers, When thy downy checks were in their bloora j Now I stand alone 'mid the flowers, While they mingle their perfume o'er thy tomb. Shall we uever, &o. Ah, the hours grow sad while I ponder, Near the silent spot where th.m art laid, And my heart bows down while I wander By the streams auJ the meadows where we've strayed. ' Shall we never, 4o., - ' From the Sunday Delta, j'1 " ' '' TUB GIRLS OF TilK RHINE. "' A health, a health to young Eros, The rosy-faced Eros divine ; ' Fill the bowl to the brim with a bumper, Let it shame the old Inmian wine! We drink to the god and the beauties, To the god and the bea itiful eyes To the luminous eves that entrance us That rival the orbs of the skies I Let Beranger sing his heroics . Till ho crack his republican strings; ! ' hat the masses of Brussels and Paris Cry, down with the nobles and kings I Let the staldtlwlders, rosy and jolly, Chime in with the e ug nf the "free," Till the chorus' swells out through the firest, Like the winds of the deep Zuyder Zee ; Yet we'll drink to the rosy-faced Eros To the light of the beautiful eyes To the luminous eyes that entrance us ; Jfhat rival the orbs of the skies I And we'll fi'l up again a bright bumper. We'll quaff a whole vineyard of wine ! , Here's a health to the red lips of beauty ! Hurrah I for the girls of the Rhine 1 : . l 'ELOVKD. BY 0. M.1S8BY. Like a tree beside the river Of her life that runs from me, Do I lean me, murmuring ever , . In my love's idolatry ; And 1 reach out bands of blessing, , And I stretch out hands of prayer, And, with passionate caressing. Waste my life upon the air ; m". In my ears the syren river Sings, and smiles up in my face ; But forever and torever Runs from my embraoe. ' 1 ' 1 Spring by spring the branohes daily , Clothe themselves ia tender flower ; And for her sweet sake as truly ., ,; All their fruit and fragranoe shower ; But the stream, with oareless laughter, Rung in merry beauty by, And it leaves me, yearning after, , Lorn to weep, and lorn to die ; In my ears the sires river i . , . Sings, and smiles up in my face ; But forever and forever ' j , ,. Runs from my embraoe. . JUST MARRIED. She stands down-looking on the sparkling tide Of the bright river, half in bashful fear. Half-bounding In joy to find herself a bride, " Jler blue eyes glistening with an infant tear, ' Her lips apart, Her color raised, and you might almost hear Her beating heart. ....... ne sits beside the river's bank, bis eyes ; - ' Upturned to bor sweet face with looks so full Of admiration, as If earth supplies ': ' ' " ' ! ' To him no ol ject eo beautiful, '"'('" ' ' " I One ringlet fair J 1 ''! '-; '' ' "' Has left its sister curl, and nestling lies ' ' In his dark hair. . '".' ''' It is the twilight of a summer's eve; . And crimson flush just tips the western trees. As though the lingering sunbeams sighed to leave That loving couple fair,, sweetening the breeze . With lionojed words, . t; i 'Mid flowers and rippling streams, low hamming ! - bees : .'' . ;i ' .' ;': ; i ' -,: And singing birds. '.' I PRESIDENT MAKING. ' j i ' The game of President m ikine " coes bravely mi," and it is' the bane of our Re publican Government. Every aspirant draws after him regimcuts of retainers who have their appetites sharply set and their eye? keen for the public treasury, glittering with its eighty millions of hard dollars. These are as bright and beautiful to them as was the gxm to old " Idenstetn ' in " Werner, wlieu be blessed it as a " sweet sparkler" " the bright eye of the mine"" the load stone, of the soul" " the true maifiietio pole in which all hearts point duly north "the Aiming spirit of earth." The aspirant et hi soul on the highest object of human ambition, and those who link their destiny witb his, beginuing with those who are more ambitious than mercenary,' down to the army of rhere hungry office seekers, rise and ful in their zeal like the thermometer, as the mercury rises to a warm and geueroun livintr, or siuks to a cold bore subsistence. Ambi tion and money make common cause, and poor, mean, decreptd principle almost out of fashion cannot win a fight against tin combined powers of ihepursuand the sword. " Coming events casts their shadows be. foje," and let as take a survey of the shad ows. Mr. Douglas, long regarded as the uiost reliable Northern politician ou the rights of the South, suddenly changes, and is deemed a worthy ally of the Black Ile- publicattq. Do forsakes his principles laid down in the Kansas Nebraska bill, and "eats bis words in support of them. Long sub mitting in silence to the common understate ding that he had a direct interest in slave prt pcrty, lie at last finds it necessury to deny ii, aud to lay the blame to his son. And why such a summersel ? Mr. D ug!as, lik Bruius, is an honorable man in the senff. thtit Anthony said it, and we could not impugn his motives. Yet it looks a littlv strange that is all that this should ake place in advance of the next Democratic National Convention,' where it is almost nertaio a Southern m ill will be nominated for the Presidency Mr. Douglas was never a candidate for that high plucu, but his friends have only taken a very great liberty with his name, and t iking courage from tbis he would not " refuse I he crown." The coutest promises to be sectional, ami the Northern man who would succeed, must make hiuisoll acceptable to the Northern auti slavery feel ing, and Mr. Douglas makes a rapid stride in that, direction. When at the next ces sion, he, carries Kansas through with her tree State Contiiutinn, he will be wortiiy and well qualified for a sectional candidate. Seward to be prime minister to be the Monsieur Rodiu the muster spirit of such a Jesuitical a Immigration, will give him his aid. " Let us turn to the statesmen of the South, aud see if we can observe any important changes. Governor Wise, uf Virginia, for merly a strong Southern Rights State Rights member of '""(ingress from tho Old Dominion, looks (if he is to be judged by his political doctrines) entirely to the North for support. His rival, Senator Hunter, not, to bo outdone, has lowered his Southern crest, while his right hand man, Pryor, is vicing with the Richmond Enquirer in its Hppoals f ir Southern submission. JefF;rson Davis takes a tour to the North--ail B ston is in testacies at bis Union notious, aud Portland pulls off her bat to his nationality. What else could Portland do when be told them he knew Prentiss? Mr. Orr's eleva tion to the Speaker's ch'iir, .is very encoura ging even to South Carolina, and Senator Hammond is t.iken wild a love for the Union that would refresh .( Boston federalist. Ami the Charleston Mercury, always ready to give the alarm, sees destruction in Jeff Davis' "4th July," but is as'ealm as a May morning to Hammond's Beech Island. Gov Co'ib pacifies liinifeif wih an occasional letter to some Northern mass meeting, but is making no fuss. . His schedule has been beforc'the public a great wlnle, and be will run it as long hs th"te is a road and steam. It is the still sow that gets all the wash. "O d Hickory" had soma influence in the selection nf his successor.' Why.iiay not " Old Buck" follow in the footsteps of a predecessor so illustrious? We should not bo surprised to find at the head of all the Democratic papers in the summer and fall of 1860 For President, Howell Cobb, of Gi., For Vice President, anybody no matter who, so be hails from " tbe tforth." Breckeuridgo did stand a good chinco, but he let Kentucky give too big a Democratic majority. Ken tucky is certain for the Democracy without being baited witb Breckenridge. We stale the signs of the times as they appear to us and not our own wishes. We desire some Democrat of the State Right School, from one of the Cotton States. And we hope he will be one who'has not, and will not, trifle with hi principles for Northern popularity. President making has become corrupting to the ffation aud enslaving to the o outh. " ' " , ' , Albany "(0t.) Patriot. ', In speaking of marriage" for money, Miss Muloch, tbe eminent writer, observes, we think very justly; ' ! ' Marriages ought always to be a question not of necessity, ! but choice.- Ev(!ry girl ought- to be taught that a hasty, loveless union . stamps upon ber as fowl dishonor as one ;iof those connections which omit th' legal ceremony altogether, and that, bowev er pale, dreary and toilsome a tuneta lifo may be, unhappy married life must be tenfold worse., an ever haunting temptation, an in curable regret a torment from which there is no escape but death, . " ' '' ' i ' -.-,'.,;,,! : ,,, , i ,' ''; It is said that one single firm in Philadel phia expends", anually, upwards of one hun fired thousand doll irs in HdvHrtiainor natent 4 , , ' , r , medicine, and that the total sale of articles of this kind manufactured in Philadelphia, amount to a million of dollari, NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ' Resolved, That we are content tlmt the American people should judge the Adminis tralion of James Buchanan by its acts. They will recegnize what history will not fail to record, that by its domestic policy it has dis eo nfitied the designs of sectionalism at either extremity of the Union; Las preset ved tbe public peace, and has confirmed th fattti ot the people in the en luring union ot the Slates; while by t'ie triumphs of iis diplomacy .broad it lias vindicated our flag aain! the British claim of visitation or search and ex tinted this lorg wi'liheld concession' of our equdity upon lie 'Cean. . R'isolved. That the settlement, of the Kan a qtiesiion by the votes of the inhabitants of the Territory Ins removed that subject fioiu Congress, and has left, the future dispo silt m of its internal affairs to its own people, subject only to the Constitution of the Uni ted .Slates. Resolved, That while we look at this set tleiiient as certaiu 'o eventuate in the admis jioi. or Kansas as a Free Siate, and hail with equal satisfaction the accession of Minnesota, and approaching admission of Oregon, we re pel the offensive an i dangerous assumption of a Senator fr m this S'Hie, but by the pre ponderance of the Northern S ates in Co -gresp, a victory has been won over the South; that we repudiate any such appeal to sec tional numbers again t the right of s ster States; and that we may rely upon the national and patriotic Demociacy of the North, in conjunction with their brethren of the South, to maintain tbe rights and equil- .ty ot all the slates of our Union against any u.(di usurpation of tbe Federal power. Resolved, That we regard all legislation intended to obstruct the emigration uf fof- e.gneis, or to deprive them of their lights when naturalized, as nlika impolitic and unjii-t ; that we regard the recent proffer of the republican Convention to nullify the rights which naturalized citizens now enjoy by lengthening the term of probation, when oontrasied with their former professions ol devotion to that class, as nol less hvpocrici enl ami shameless than the avowals of the same party of a readiness to pass a Registry Law, such as they had before declared un constitutional and inexpedient. Resolved, That the Democracy of New York, while not indiffeiout, to the merits and claims of distinguished Democratic states men of their own and sister states, are devo ted to tho great worksof es:ablisliing the as cendancy of their political principles within their own limits, and co-operating with their brethren of the other S a'es in their main tenance, and cannot b diverted from this ' pai amount duty to mingle in controversies among political leader8, or to become sub servient to the aspiia'ious of statesmen, however able and worJiy; principles, r.ol men, is tho sentim on which, at this time pecaliarly, should ba inscribed on their ban ners, ami lead them on lo victory. A Fiasr Rate Puff. -A', the Supn-int Court of Vermont, Mrs Sarah A Mott was divorced from her husband, Mr Darwiu Mott . The Roland Herald gives the fob lowMig biogriphy ot this worthy, which for pith is rarely eqnsled : We know that mun Darwin Mott. lie came to St. Albany with a long fac?, a silver headed cane, and " llev. prefixed to his name. lie preauhed one faith a few raon'hs ago and suddenly Miangad it. He preached and went a hunting the same day. lie preached on temperance (and the people were astonished at his stolen lectuies and feigned honesty,) and got drunk. He leo tured to the young ladies and played the adulterer; He kept a bad scb ml edited a reckless paper stole money, and charged 'he theft upon the servant girl got the office of Deputy Inspector got. drunk upon mugled liqu ir took ouo shirt another iiihu's wife and a bundle of manuscript ser. nions and ran away from his own wife, his paper and a crowd of creditors." That certainly is'a marked example of condensed writing. We wonder how the Reverend Darwiu Mott. likes the style. The head of n column is tho proper place for an editor. Port Gibson Reveille. What are editors fir for, if not to make good " leaders." True Southron. That is just what we say. Editor are certainly a valiant and gallant set of fel lows. Why, they have no more objection to eiasninB a sword than a pen. They would as soon have a plume as a smile," and wear a sash as readily as a lady a ring. They mount a bastle-Hteed as gracefully as they do the tripod, and see glory flashed from gunpowder as brightly as from a dark aye io woman. Their Tips can give a com mand as fflibly as a conjugal blessing. Thev cn stand the shock of battle as calmly as a kiss, and pour out their blood as freely as their utteotions. : luey can give swiy their lives as bravely as their hearts, and auit a seiire as reluctantly as a- Champagne bumper. They can fill a warrior's grave as well us a yair ot pants, and cause me mars ble quarry and obituaries to speak as loudly us any body else. Indeed, they are follows of wonderful versatility, clev.T, ambitious, gallant, heroic and fond of good wine, pretty Women, and extravagance. Jackson Jbagle. A Dutchman on being: cal ed on to help t pay for a ligh ning rod 'or the village church, toward the buildinar of which be uad liberally subscribe I, exclaimed, "I have helped to build ti hoase, for le iLort, and if he chooses to .hinder on it and knock it down, he must do it at his own ri'k."' . "' e ' ' , Garpsnino for Ladies. Make up; your beds early in the morning; sew buttons on your husband's shir ; do not rake up any (fievm w; protect tb young and tender branchesnf your family; plant a sm.iie ot gooa temper in your face, and carefully root out ill angry feelings, and expect s good crop of capptness. , . THE PRINTER AND HI3 UPE. Perhaps- there is no department of enter prise whose details are less understood Ly intelligent people than the "art preserva tive" the achievement of types. Every day, theii life lonir, they are ac customed to read the newspapers, to fiad fault with its statements, its arrangement, its looks: to plume themselves upon the discovery of some roguish and acrobatic type that gets into a frolic aud stands uporj its head ; or of some word with a waste letter or two in it but of tbo process by which tbe newspaper is made, of tho niyn ads of motions and thousands nf pieces necessary to its composition; they know little and think less. They imagine they discourse of a wonder, indeed, when ihfy speak of the fair white carpet woveu for thought to walk on the rags that fluttered on the back of the beg gar yesterday. 15 lit there is something more wonderful still. When we look at the hundred and fifty two little boxes, somewhat shaded with tbe touch uf inky fingers, that compose the printer's 'case,' noiseless, except the click ing of types, as one by one they take their place in growing line we think we have found the marvel of the art. We think how many fancies in fragments there are in tbe boxes, how many atoms of poetry and eloquence the printer can . make here and there, if he only has a little chart to work by, how many facts in small haudl'uls, how much truth and chaos. Now he picks up tha scattered elements until he holds in his hand a stanza of Gray's Elegy or a monody upou Grimes "all but toned up before." Now he " sets" a "puppy missing," and now " Paradise Lost :" he arrays a bride in "small caps," and a sonnet in "nonpareil; he announces tha the languishing " live," in the next. A poor jest ticks its way slowly into the printer's hand like a clook just running down, aud a strain of eloquence inarches into line letter by letter. We fancy we van tell tho difference by hcariug of the ear, but perhaps not. The types that told a wedding yesturdny, announce a burial to-morrow perhaps in the self-same letters. Toey are elements to "make a world of those types are, a world with something lu it as beautiful as spring, as ric'i as summer, aud as grand as autumn flowers that frost cannot wilt, fruit that shall ripen for all time. The newspaper has become tho log book of the age; it tells at what rate the. world is runnlug; we cannot bud our " reckouing without it. Truer the green grocer may bundlo up a pmnii ot candles in our last expressed thoughts, but it is only coming to base uses, as its letters have done times innumerable. We console ourselves by tbioking that one can make of that newspaper what he cannot make of living oaks a bridgo for time, that he can ning it o?er tbe chasm of the dead years and walk gaiety back upon the shadowy sea iuto the far Past. The singer shall not end his song, nor the true soul bo eloquent no more. ihe realm of the Press is enchauted grouud.' Sometimes the editor has the hap pine-s of know ng that he has defended tbe right, exposed the wrong, protected the weak; that he has given utterance to a seDtimcnt that is not lost, a sentiment that habuheered somebody's solitary hour, raado somebody happier, kmc led a smile upon a and face, or hope on a heavy heart. lie miy meet with that sentiment many years after it may have l"st all traces of its paternity, but he teels an affection lor it lie welcomes it as a long absent child He reads it as for the first tin) ", and wonders if, indeed, he wrote it, for ho has changed since then. Perhaps he could not cive utterance to the sentiment now perhaps he would not if be could. It seems like 'ho voice of his former self calling to its parent, and there is something mournful in its tone, lie begins to think to remember why be wrote it where were his readers then, and whither have they gone what he was then, and bow mueh be has changed. So be muses, until bo finds bin). self wondering if that thought of his will continue to float after he is dead, and whether he is really looking upon something that will survive him. Aud then comes the sweet consciousness that there ia nothing in the sentence that be could wish unwritten that it is a better part of him a, shred from the garment of immortality he shall le ive behind him when he joins' tbe " innumerable caravan, and takes his piaco in the silent halls of death. Biyard Taylor. Fashion-able News. A brilliant enter tainraent was given last night to the ladies of tbe St. Nicholas Hotel ; tbe proprietoi seizing this opportunity because of the presence in bis house of Mrs. Levert, tbe dis tinguished leader of Mobi'e society. The occasion wa extremely agreeable; very many persons ' of distinction, both ot New York and elsewhere, attended ; Stefani, the new tenor, Iwing an object of much curiosity to his fair admirers, who eajferly sought tbe chance to inspect him without the accesso ries of gaslight and ohslk ; thev did not pro nounce him so good look ng off the si age as on. The ladies were mostly en grant tenue a'.d look'u.g well ; or the information of the curious, we may state that Mrs. LsVert wore pink and whits, very becoming colours for her blonde charms ; and thoe lucky enough to spproach olose. discovered that sbe adop ted tbe Pari&irn mode of powdering wi .h s substance resembling gold dust: her beauti lul daughter, with her Spanish style and ojos bonitas divided the bono jr of the evening with Madame Mere. -JH Y Day Book. A coquette is a rose bush, from which every young bean plucks a leaf, and the thorns are left for the husband, - " DOUULAS CLAIMS TO BE A DEMOCRAT.'.' We are told every dxy that "Mr. Douglas s ill claims to be a Democrat,'1 and is cn-op-er:itine with the Democracy in Illinois. Ah, indeed! lie " claimed to be a Democrat"' last winter whon Le was' fighting his party and its President! He "claimed to be m Democrat" while he was leading the Black: Republican column in its shameful assault upon die South. Profession are nothing it is Mr. Douglas acts that we have to deal with. His "claiming to be a Democrat does not constitute him one. For years be fore the public apostauy of Thomas U. Ben ton, he pursued tile aam path which Douglas- ' is now traveling and, like hiih, "claimed to be a leinociat. Martin Van Duren, a prac tical Judas, a traitor aud a betrayer of the finest Iscaiiot mould, still "claims to be a Democrat. lie remained in the party so long at bo could, not for the love of its pri -e.ip es, or a desiie to aid in putting dowu all opposition to iheiu. but simply as a means of inflicting the greatest amount of injury upon the Democratic party and its organisation.. tlale and Sumner ' claimed to be Demo crats; and such was the position David Wilmot occupied until an outraged and in dignani party rose in its strength, and drove' him from its ranks as a political cheat and iinposler. Sam Houston he, too, "claimed to be a Democrat," while he was consorting with the bitterest en inies of the pany, slan dering their principles, and undermining', in. all possible ways, the co-ndenoe and attach ment of the people in the purity and' truth fulness of the Democratic party.. What is true witb reference to these- trai tors and the course they, pursued previous to leaving or be ng driven from the party, will he it it be not already true in regard to Douglas. In i.n hour ot trouble and need,, and when the Democratic party looked to its champions lo do their duty; when every sol dier wa expected to nerve the arm of a pure aud faiihful President with strength, and whiiper to his heart hope aud triumph; at such a time, 1 1, little Judas fioin Illinois ihe man fiota whom so much was expected deserted his party and President. Nay, he did more; he j dned the black-hearted con spirators, and, although "claiming to be a Democrat," he prostituted his position aud desecrated the pur and hallowed name of Leraocracy for the ignoble purpose of sowing the feeds of discord in its ranks, and thus benefitting the enemies of the Republic. nd; we are called upon to kiss the band that chastises us to take back to our bosom the set pent that poisoned tbe household, and produced strife, dusolution and woel In the name of Democracy we protest! In the name of the sentinels of the parly we execrate and spit upon the traitor. Avalanche AN EXQUISITE STORY, BY LAMAItTINE. In me tribe of Neggdeh, there was a horr whose fame was spread far and near, and a lledouin of another tribe, by name Daherr desired extremely to pos ess it. Having o f ired in vain for it his camels and bis whole wealth, he hit at length upon the following device, by which he hoped to gain the object of his desire : He resolved to stain his face with tbe juice of an herb, to clotbe himself in rags, to tie hi legs aod neck together, so as to appear like a lame beggar. Thus equipped, he went to wait for Naber, the owner of the horse,, who be knew was to pss that way. When Le saw Naber approaching on- his beautiful steed, lie cried out in a weak voice " I am a poor strangtr; for three days I have been unable to inuve from this spot to seek for food. I any dying, help me and God will reward you." The Bedouin kindly offered to take hint up on bis horse, and carry him home. Pisjt the rogue replied,. '"I cannot rise; I have no sirength left, Naber touched with pity, dismounted, led his horse to the spot, and, with great diffi culty se. the seeiniug beggar on bis back. lint no sooner did . Inner, feel himself in tbe -addle than he set spurs to the horse, and gallonped off, calling out as be did so " Ii is I, Dulier. I have got the horserand am. ff with it." Nabei called after him to strip and listen. Cert tin of not. being pursued, he turned and halted at a short d stance from Naber, who was armed with a spear. "You have taken ray horse, said the lat ter, "Since heaveu has willed it, I wish yon- joy of it; but I do conjure you never to tell any one how you obtained it, "And why noit" said Daher, "LWause," said the noble Arab-, "another man might be really ill and men would fear o help bim. You would be the cauee of many refusing to perform an act of charity, for fear of being duped as I have been." Struck wiihwhaine at these words, Daher was silent for a moment, then springing from, the hoise, returned it to its owner, embracing him. Nab r made him accompany him to his tent, where they speat a few days to gether, and became fast friends for life. Compjo to the Potst. A j;enl!emn, once wrote to a lady whom he had offended by his dilaiories, and who for a long time had re fused to speak to bim. His letter was irt supplication, for forgiveness. It concluded thus : One word from yonr lips will make me happy. When and where will you speak it? Her laconic answer was 'Next Wednesday at the altar.' To which be sent the following squally laconic reply 'I will be there i ' The young lady who fell in love has just been pulled out by the darling fellow who struggled so successfully against tbe world. There is as muoh difference between a state8tnao and a politician, as betweta Pillar snd a post.