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THE TISIES, THE ISANNERS, AND THE HMI.
The time , 4l.•ln'lna new Ineasnres:ind new men;
The ‘v,rhl adcanrc a:.(1 in time outgrows
1)n• lao. th it in our father.' were he.t ;
A n d d„ n iol e , alter '4llllO purer • , ehenie
'Will 1 , , -113 p e.l eat by voi.er men th in \ye,
Made wi,er by the .teady growth of truth.
\Ve rAti not brinz Utopia at once
iihno,t be at work in
'Flinn in a lirtr.o itiae , ion drow4e and sleep.
to !:1;o1 i. horn into lilt' world. ‘rlio4e work
1- not born with hum: there itlways work,
And tool; to work withal, for tlto,:tt w Ito will;
And ble , sed ari , the horny hand, of toll.'
Th e 1, 11 . y %N , Orld shove , angrily aside
'l' e man who stand.: with arms akimbo set,-
Int wea. , ion 'elk him what to do ;
Ih. od lie who w.dts to have his ta4. , marked out,
. halt die, and leave hi, errand unfulfilled.
r tune is one that calls for earnest deed.,
Reason and Government, like two broad seas,
Yearn for each other, kith outstretched arms,
Across this narrow istlnutis oldie throne,
And roll their white slur higher every day.
The field lies \vide before it: "here to reap
'Tlw easy harvest of a deathless name,
Tho' with no better sickles than our sword.
My %Mil i,. not a palace of the past.
IV lIP re NV o rn- o tit creed , like Itome's gray Sen.
• ate quake.
irite• ;tl.tr tha Vandal': trumpet hoar , e,
Thar. -y bleu' , with a thunder tit.
'n. mit,. 1, ripe, and rotten ripe, fur elumge;
I tom I.t it I`llllle. I IrlVenn dre:al ut ‘‘ . ll..tt
1- t..kilvd 1 - ‘,r by the in.tilict of mankind.
thdtk I tlitt God's world fan apart,
Ilecrot.e tt e tear a parchment more: or less.
'Truth i , eternal. lon Iter effluence,
N'i;6 rude ell.i-ge„ i 4 tilted to the hour;
i- turned forward to reflect
The prtni.e of the future, tint the past
1 do not I;Ntt toTo!liyiv out tilt troth,
Albeit “I.,n_ the precipice's edge.
Let it: =pt::ik plain; there i. Inure force in
Tl.;:m too.; mon dream of; and a lie IlinV keep
It. 'lawnn a o lude :ego longer, if it skulk
The .121112• fair--eeming name.
I.ct u. clll Ivrant , 71'T:1 , 1'5,1111d mainain
fieetioni ['Mlle , by gr of l;m1.
And ail Mal come: not Iry his grace must fall;
Jar nom in earile , l hat e 'inie to waste
In ratrhi le reshr thr nul.rd truth.
.1 I\I' , SEI.I. LON% ELT..
WHAT SHALL I DO I
[Abrid. , z,ml from a Tmmmrance Tab! by T. S
• In a few short weeks after he had
signed the Pledge---4 or he had been a
very bard drinking man—everything,
ah, it the person and dwelling of
Simpson became remarkably changed.
Il e w a s a good workman, and could
yarn failieNw4e , at Instead
lit idling half his time. and spending
in.e.e than half of whet he earned in
think, be worked all of his time, and
placed in the hands of his prudent
wife every dollar he made. This
acimunted for the change.
This meters went on fin• nearly a
yvar. %Olen the excitement of experi
ence meetings, and a variety of other
means of keeping up an interest
amon g the rethrmed men, and occu
pying their minds having subsided,
.'niisou begin to feel restless mid
lonesome, and was often strongly
tempted to drop into some of his old
Places of resort, and pass an evening
in good fellow:4l'lp with former asso
state if dissalisfactiontin
creased, Simmon became more and
more unhappy. He wanted !tome
thin to :surtain him—sometlib-t extra
to his nmre pledge. Deeply conscious
of this, :old com.c ions that he NVll.!i iu
111 11111:W1a danger of falliwz, he became
anxious, uloomy, and dr,ponding.
One evening, alter sittintr, at home
for an hour, and readin2 - over the
newspaper ccl the dity, even to the
adverti:.ements, he took his hat and
" I believe I'll walk s out for awhile ;
1 feel su dull."
• Hi s
_ N vir e looked up and tried to
smile. But she felt troubled; fur she
had noticed, fur some time that he
was nut alutgether hitmelf. What
the cause was, she did not know. But
a wife is never far wrong in her con
When .Simpson left his house, he
walked away, with his eyes upon the.
pavement, undetermined where he
should go. He had gone out be
cause he felt too restless to stay at
home. Now that he was ' in _ the
street, he was us dissatisfied as
ever. Moving on with a slow, meas
ured tread, he had gone a distance of
two or thr ee squares, when his ear
caught the sound of music issuing from
a noted 'drinking establishment, a
short distance ahead. Quickening
his pace, he was soon in front of the
H 14] PE I LES JOUR\ AL.
house, when be paused to listen.
The music was from a band organ,
the owner of which having been em
ployed by the . rumseller 3s a means of
drawing custom, and succeeded ad
mirably, Simpson came near being
enticed within the charmed circle of
his bar room. But just as lie had
placed his foot on the threshold, his
better sense came to his aid, and be
tore himself away. •
Walkin g on IN•itb his bead down,
he felt still more wretched: Tlie,dan
ger he had just escaped, made him
fearfully aware of the dangers that
beset him on every side. So wrought
up in mind did he become, under a
sense of his condition, that shuddering
from a vivid picture of himself again
an abandoned drunkard, which his
imagination had conjured, up, he
stopped suddenly, and said aloud :
God help inc ! Matt slrall I A?"
A. hand \vas laid upon his shoulder,
and a voice that he had heard before,
said in surprised accents:
"Simpson, is it you? What is the
-It w;i: Mc•rrill, who had encoun
tered him again, just at that critical
moment. Simpson turned quickly,
when be felt a hand-upon his shoulder,
acrd looked into the face of the in
truder half sternly.
" What ails you now, my friend ?"
resumed Merl ill. "A good temper
ance man should never be troubled in
" You think so. Wl2ll, perhaps
"You're a good temperance man."
"I am not so sure of that."
" What !" in quick, surprised voice,
" you have not broken—"
" No, 110. :Not yet. Btit heaven
only knows howsoon I may do so. I
an) beset ,e - th temptations that it
seems impossible for iml.• to withstand."
" It was not so at first."
"No. The excitement of meetings
and concerts, and the. relation of
experiences, occupied my mind. But
these have died away, and I am
thrown hack upon iny,:elf ao - ain—iny
weak, weak self. • If 1 do not fall it
will he a miracle. I see every tavern
I pass in the streets, and think, spite
of all my efforts to keep such things
out of my mind, of the mixed liquors
that would thrill my taste like nectar
which are there to he obtained. What
shall I do? I feel as if spirits were
leagued to destroy me, and that un
less I . receive mom', than human
strewth, I will inevit:Lblv tidl."
" And so you will," was the sol
emnly spoken reply.
".Ntervill! why do you speak so?"
Simpson said quickly. "You will
chive me at once to • destruction. I
want encouragement, not a prophecy
of ruin. You saved me once—cannot
you do so a ga i n ?"
-"Do you remember what was said
to you, on the nig-lit you signed the
pledge, by our President? asked Mer
"No. What was it?
,‘ Look up and he strong! They
who are for you are more than all
who are against you."
"I had forgotteh." .
"You havenot looked up then?"
"How up? I don't understand
to Him who can alone give
power to every good resolution. If
you have be . en striving in your own
strength, no wonder that .you are on
the eve of falling. External excite
ments and reasons of various kinds,
may restrain a reformed man tOr a
time, but; until lie place his cause in
lin: bands Of the All-Powerful, he is .
in itinninent clanger."
But how shall I (.15 this? lam
not a religious man."
Why have you refrained from
Because it is a debasing vice; a
vice that, if indulged, will her;ar my
family, us it has once already done.''
'.V6u must abstain from a higher
"Can there be a higher one?"
" Yes. To refrain from doing an
evil act, because it is a sin against
God, is a much higher motive, and
one that will give a striving spirit
power over all its enemies. You
acknowledge a God, and that he is
ever present; and a rewarder of them
that diligently seek him'!"
"Oh, Yes ! So the Bible tells us."
"It is all true. Whatever power
We have to oppose evil, is from Him.
If we look to ourselves, and the little
strength we possess as our own, we
shall soon find that We are weakness
itself. But irlve strive to act in all
things from a religious principle—and
fear to sin against Him, we shall re
ceive all the strength we • need, no
matter how deeply we may be ternpt
ed. From this hour, then, my friend,
resolve to put your trust in him who
careth for you, After all, this is
the .reformed man's only hope. The
pledge is a mere external, temporary
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COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., OCTOBER 6, 1854
safe-guard, that must be superceded
by . a deeply grounded religious prin
ciple, or he will be every hour in dan
ger of falling. We must be supported
from the centre and not from the cir
cumference. The pledge is a hoop,
that is liable to break; but obedience
- - to God is a strong attraction at the
centre, hhlding in perpetual consist
ence all things that are arranged in
just order around it. Will you not
then look up 7" f -
"I feel thatit is my only hope."
"Take my solemn assurance that it
is. Go home, and carry with 'you
this truth—that if you will try to act
from the higher motive I have gixen
you, all will be right."
It was perhaps a half an hour from
the time that Simpson left his house,
that he reentered it. His wife looked
up with some concern in her face as
he came in. But a first glance dis
pelled the fears that had stolen over
her spirit. Before going to bed that
night, Simpson got the family Bible,
and read a chapter aloud. In doing
so he felt a sweet tranquility pervade
his mind, such as he had not experi
enced for a long time. On the next
day he tried to elevate his thoughts to'
to the power above, in which he
wished to put his trust. He found it
much easier to do so than he had ex
pected. It was not long befbre, in
addition to the reading of a chapter in
the , evening, before retiring, a brief
prayer was said. From that time, a
deep religious sentiment took posses
sion-of the ntind of Simpson. Light
broke in upoit him. He saw clearer
the path before him, the dangers that
surrounded him, and the way to es
cape. Some years have passed, and
he is still a sober man. He does not
think of his pledge, .nor of the.degra
dation of drunkenness•as a reason for
abstinence; but deems it a sin against
God to touch; to taste, to handle that
which would unfit him for those
ties in life which, as a mall, he is bound
Let every reformed man look up to
the same all-sustaining source, and he
is safe from all danger.
"TILE SAME LAW-BREAKING, SEDITIOUS
"Treason rotors in Boston, and has its pe
riodical eruptions. Boston now
is the Boston it was in the last war with Great
Britain ; that it was when Shadrach was res
cued: the same -law-breaking, seditious Bos
ton."—Richnunul ( Examiner.
Yes—the bad habits of the Revolu
tion still cTing . to Boston, which now
is as much hated by the Aristocracy of
Slavery as it was by the Aristocracy
of England when Lord Grenville at
tempted to enforce the Stamp Act,
'and Lord North shut up its port,
account of its seditious. The preju
dices of education are not quite over
come in that "law-breaking" city.
'Much allowance should be made for
her unfortunate training in revolu
tionary times, under Hancock, Otis;
and Adams. They bad a way of re- -
sisting authority and speaking evil of
dignities, which savored somewhat of
sedition; indeed. it is safe to say tliA,
° treason" began to "fester" in Boston
at,far back as the year 176 . 4, when a
town meeting of its citizens protested
against Grenville's scheipe of taxation
without- representation, ;bid recom
mended a combination of the Colonies
in defense of -their common interests.
It broke out into an "eruption" the
next year, when stamp's - prepared in
Great Britain, by order of the central
power, were sent to Government of .
finials in the Colonies, to - sell them.
There was a great elm in Boston,
•Which the seditious opponents of the
Stamp Act styled "Liberty Tree,"
under which they concocted their
treasonable scheme, and on whose
branches they sometimes hung effigies
of persons conspicuous for their Ad
ministration zeal. Inflamed to des
peration, one - day; by the seditious
harrangues of self-styled patriots, the
Liberty men went straightway to the
house of Oliver, Secretary of the Col
ony, a stamp-distributor for Massachu
setts, pulled down a small building
intended for a stamp-office; and
ened the official into a resignation.
The pestiferous preachers were also
of work. Jonathan Mayhew, a con
his exalted place to dabble in the dirty
waters of politics, and preached a ser
mon against the Stamp Act, taking for
his text, "1 - would - they were even cut
off, that trouble me !"
It is even suspected that Boston was
the birthplace of that notorious order,
called" Spns of Liberty," which every
where buned itself in stirring up "se
dition." Meantime "treason"- con
tinued to "fester," and there- was an
other "eruption" in 1768. Certain
Government officials, attempting to
enforce -some severe regula - tions of the
Administration, on commerce, were
obliged to seek shelter under cover of
a company of British artillery, and a
town meeting in Faneuil Hall de-
mantled from the Governor the re
moval of the ship of war froth the
To put down this " seditious" spirit,
the Government ordered two regi
ments of soldiers from Halifax, and
two from Ireland, but the People,get
ting wind of it, sent out a notice for tr
convention of delegates from all the
towns in the Province, to be held in
BostOn in ten days, advising all per
sons not provided • with arms to pro
cure them at - once. After this, the
troops arrived, and General Gage
undertook to have them "quartered"
at the expense of the town people, in
accordanqe with instructions from the
Home 04werninent; but the " sedi
tious" town set the instructions at de
fiance, refused them "lodging, bed-.
ding, firing," and the General was:
obliged to support tbena as he could.
The English aristocracy hereupon was
as much incensed as the,,Examiner is
now;und denounced Boston as "fac
tious and rebellious." Franklin wrote
home—" Every man. in England re
gards himself as a piece of asovereign
over America, seems to jostle himself
into the ;throne with the King, and
talks of our subjects in the Colonies."
.The soldiery of the Government
being stationed in the street and about
Faneuil Hall, to overawe the People,
they became subject to all kinds of
annoyances; and at- last a collision
took place, in which several "sedi
tious, law-breaking," citizen were
killed. Forthwith the misguided Peo
ple assembled in town meeting, re
solved that the troops ninst be re
moved, and appointed a committee to
wait upon the Governor and the Gen
eral, and make known their demands.
Strange to say, the treasonablci reifui
sition was promptly complied with-7- 7
the troops were removed. "
So treason continued so "fester"
till the last great ." eruption",--when
fifty "seditious" persons, disguised as
Mohawks, boarded the tea, Vessels in
Boston harbor, on the evening of De
cember 16, 1773, and in the eour,64if
two hours emptied three hundred and
forty-two chests of tea into the water.
Thus, Sur ten years; was Boston
trained to sedition and law-breaking,
and .what is very -curious, Virginia
admired her deeds, and responded to
her appeals, and pledged the lives and
property of.its citizens to sustain her!
The secret of this _ was--Boston was
committed to the death against the
exercise of. arbitrary, unconstitutional
power by the Administration in Eng
land. It was loyal, willing to obey
just laws, but determined to maintain
its rights against .- usurpation. •This
was why the Virginian!, of that day
loved tier, and stood shoulder to shoul
der with her. Patrick Henry. was
himself as " seditious and law-break
ing" as Hancock or Adams. There
was no time, during that whole period,
when a repeal of the unconstitutional
laws of they Government would not
have allayed discontent, suppressed
sedition, proved a complete remedy
Grenville vindicated' the Stamp Act,
as the Government 'officials now ,"vin
dicate the FugitiVe - Act. The noble
Pitt denounced it, and denied its Con
stitutionality. Grenville retorted, by
charging upon• the opposition of Pitt
and friends, the tumults, and violent
resistence of the. Americans. in the
spirit of certain Pro-Slavery Senators
of this day, he exclaimed—" The'se
ditious spirit of the Colonies owesits
birth to, the faction in this House."
What said': the fearless Pitt:-Lwhat
were his opinion of rite agitations mid
tumults aroused by unconstitutional
and odious acts of Government?
"A charge is brought against gentienien
sitting in this Irtom:e of gi.ying birth to sedi
tion in America. Thei freedom witW which
they have spoken'th: it sentiments against this
unhappy act t's . imputed to them :is a crime.
[Grenville, doubtless, had his Court
Jour s nal, tom-4;d. Era.] Bht the iniputatimi
shall not diseonra ,, e, Inc. 111 e are told Amer
-lea is obstinate—America is; almost. in open
rebellion: , f rejoice that America has re
sisted. • Tliri millions of People so :.dead to
all -the fedlings of: liberty as voluntarily .to
submit tot be slaves, would have been fit
itistroments to make ;slaves of all the rest.
The Americans have`l been aroused.' They
have been driven to madness by- injustice.
Will,you punish, them for the maditesii you
-have occasioned? ! Let this coumry be
the first to resume its prudence and wittier ;
I will pledge Myself for the q olonies, : that, on
their part, mumositi and - resentment will
He who! runs may 'read. Unless
the Oligarchy of Slavery be given
over to destruction, it will not-emulate
the Aristocracy of England; which
persisted in its odious exactions till it
compelled Revolution. But one thing,
we - repeat,preients the resort to tins
extreme remedy now; and that is, the
conviction among the People of the
Free States that they have a peaceful
mode of redreSs through the 'ballot
box, and that, till they have tried the
full power of this, they themselves
are responsible for the odious burdens
imposed. upon them by the Slave
rower.—Nationai Era.- '
From - the St. Louis Democrat, Sept. 18.
FEIST BATTLE DI BEHALF .OF POPULAR
• BOVERIiaGRTY IN KAICSAS.
A gentleman related to us the fol
" Owing incident. He 'states that while
he was in Weston, he went into the
Store of • a Well-knoWn merchant of
that place, who was engaffed at the
moment in selling to tine of his cus
tomers, who was a Kansas settler, and
aid to be a free-soiler.
While thus enffaged, a person en
tered the store and" walked up to the
customer of our friend, the merchant,
and said to shim : "'god a-n you!'
soul, did n't I tell you never to show
your face in West4n again ; clear
yourself, and never skow yourself here
again, unless you want a coat of tar
. The person who *onounced this
'ferocious harangue ,;was one of the
"Self-Pefensive-Asso,'ciation of Wes
ton," and he had barely finished before
the. merchant jumpedlover the counter•,
yard-stick in 'band, and commenced
Pleasuring him with it, as'if lie had
been a bolt of domvf,tic, and with as
much facility. The measured indi
vidual 'forgot that he belouo•ed to tie
self-defensive association, and took to
The Weston merchant, however, in
administering the castigation which
be did to the impudent "scamp'vkho
was .endefiToring to frighten off a good
customer, was acting in self-defense—
in defense of the intercOurse and com
merce by which be lived,-and which
it was his interest td encourage.
He acted, too, in defense of the in
terests of Weston, for it is quits prob
able that the Yanke i e freesoiler, by his
thrift, industry, and enterprise, will
add much more to the wealth of the
country than . the lazy fanatic Who
spends his time ini trying to save it
by 'keeping away the .mint energetic
claSs of people intim Union.
The merchants and other business
men of Weston who recently assem
bled in mass meeting and denounced
the falsely called "'Self-Defensive As
sociation" and its conduct, understand
this, and did but unite In 'a self-defen
sive measure on their part. The slave
bully' was too ignorant and too much
blinded by his-fanaticism to compre
hend' the true interests of his own
community. It Jo be hoped that
. thrashing he received
enlightened him oil this point. -
Our C6didates for Prt4dent and Vice President
-As several friends have expressed a,
desire to know eur preference for
President and Vice President, their
curiosity having been excited by some
retharks in the. last 117Lig, we shall.
not' withhold fromlthem the fact that
we are in favor of rI'HOM AS IL BEN
TON, of I\l;ssouri,', - for President, and
ROBERT T. CONRAD, of Philadel
phia, for Vice President.
We are in fa or of these gentle
men being run bylthe People, without
regard to old party ties and attach'.
ments,-as Free and Independent can
didates, without Convention or plat
forips, ' without pledges, without na
tional party organizations, and without
the aid of political wire -workers, old
:hunkers, traders and schemers in poli
tics; or office-holders. We desire that
they be taken •uP and elected by the
People, untrammeled by faction, and
only responsible to the People for
their acts, and determined to restore
the administratiOn of the government
to its original olect, purity, and pur
We are in fa l vor of Benton and
Conrad, becauseiwe know them to he
"honest and capable," and Ifrorthy. of
the confidence Of the nation. We
never expect to see aPresident elected
with whom we shall entirely agree on
all questions. But we are acquainted
with the abilitie4, public services, and
prominent charaeteristic:l of these gen
tlemen, and we, believe they Ivould
attract the admiration and receive the
votes of a large Majority of their Coun
trymen. Col. Benton has rendered
long and valuable -service to his .coun
try, 'and Judge Conrad is extensively
known and highly popular, possessing
all the requisites for the second office
in the gift of the People.
We are opposed to all national Con
ventions, or other party political or
ganizations, thrOugh the machinery of
which the people are trammeled, and
,and incompetent men are
thrown into, public stations _of great
responsibility, and assume the control.
of the public mind by political action.
We are oPposed to all such political
jugglers and jugglery, and believe
that the substantial portion of the peo
ple of all parties are of the same feel
ing: They are prepared to cut loose
from all caucuses and conventions,-
from President to the lowest offices,
as the time seems to have arrived
when they al. , e
ready to spurn all in
termediate agencies, and go for the
men they think free and untrammeled,
honest, competent, and worthy.—Lan
caster Independent Whig. •
riow and then 'hear, the pip of
some little fellow here in the North
trying to batch himself into notoriety
by expressing opposition to anti-slave
ry sentiments, and recommending "ac
quiescence" in the repeal of the Mis
souri Compromise, on the ground that.
what is done cannot be undone, or
better not be undone because of !the
diturbance it will create. Once In a
great while this little squeak • is heard
through the columns of some intense,
Hunker Whig sheet. On the part of
some portion of the bogus Democratic
press which resisted the repeal in
question, and was apparently as reso
lute in opposition to it as th`e Turks at
Sili:tra, we hear it. oftener and in more
Now . let us come at once to close
quarters with this idea of acquiescence
in the repeal of the Missomi,Compro
mise, and see precisely what it meros
and where it leads. Kansas/rnd No,
braska were free territory. This pres
ent COngress has legislated Slavery
into both. The slayeholder•, are ma
king powerfUl efnots -to establish it
there permanently, and will !labor day
and night to succeed. Now suppose
by dint of persevering efrqt, backed
by revolvers or bowie-knives, they do
succeed in establishing a slave consti
tution' flir Kansas and Nebrtiska, Or
liu• either of them. Do the men who
suggest acquiescen . ce mean that those
Territories are to be quiii'tly surren
dered to, slavery, and admitted into'
the Union as slave States ? Is this'
what they meat' by acquiescence ? Or
do they mean that if one, and not both
should propose to come into the “nitin
%vial a constitution establishing slavery,
that that one is to be admitted I This
is a question .upon which the people
haVe not yet spoken, upon which Con
gress has not yet voted, upon which
Northern Representatives have not yet
been called to express judgment. It
is a question to he decided' by a Con
gress yet to be elected, most probably
by the Congress next to be chosen.
Now we wish to know of the bogus.
Democratic journals, and of the little,
feeble voices on the Whieside, which
once in a. great while talk of acquies
cence, whether they mean by it that
Kansas atrd Nebraska should be admit
ted as slave Stites ( This. is t h e prac
tical question which covers the whole
grinand, goes to the root of the matter,
and which must be answered yea or
nay. Tlic admission of aVebraska or
KaPVIS as stare States. a•oald be the .
ratification • ? 1 ti,e act of -re . i.ocalitt , ..r thy
Illissouri Compromise. The rejection
of butte or either, on the ground ofil.the
establishment of slavery therein, win)d
be a refusal to ratify that act. N(w
we desire to know of themen i
talk about acquiescence, whether ttity
mean the ratification of the infamous
act they have so loudly Condemned 'I
I)o they mean to iolvocate the admis
sion of Kansas as a slave State, if it
comes with a slave cMistitrition l , This
is the point fur decision, and the only
one that is touched by the idea of ac
quiescence. Let Mi have a fair under
standing and no dodging on this point.
And it is the proper question to ask of
everyman who is-a candidate ibr Con
gress from the free State. , —are you
for or against the admission of Kansas
as a slave State, should that Territory.
either through fraud or ' knee, or
any other cause, solicit • ssinn with
a. constitution establisl 'lig slavery 1
( v - ,
Let no nominal Anti-`e raska • Ibe
allowed to worm his way 'ittl.) C n
gess to cheat his constituents and . b
tray the cause - of Freedom, ihr the
want of a question like this to test his
sincerity. Let usshave no treachery
this tin. Let the line be drawn be
tween tl e man and the doughface. If!
dough • ces are to he elected, them
he ch :,eil us, ruck. If ti,, 7 .ro 0,...,
kind n cattle that any portion of the
people want to represent them, let
them r and\be known in their -true
character. Let every man be unmask
ed, and show the face at home that Ito
intends to wear at Washin _!r.u.—. 4 .lT, y.
..SnAttri *AND FLAT.—A green, slab
siikd Yankee; who lives somewhere
in . Yermont. saw an ative, isement iu
the Boston Hrrald, that n:y one who
would send $1 to J. Ber!roonnt, should
in return be told how to nnke lots of
money. So Gree - ney up .•'d d;d it,
and received in reply the f(.!lowing :
Bnsroy, Sept. 5, 18:4.
Mr. , Dcar sir: Yours of tho
31 s: of August, po,d-tnarked the of
September, I.:m.11.1a; and in reply, if you
will take n lior.-e and v.aggon and 'wade'
seggars you can do %veil a, 1 told you 1 made
some suven hundred dollars in 7 month last
year yours truly J. BCri.LESIOUNr.
- "One hour-in the bath," Napoleon
used to say, "refreshes me more than
four burs of sleep."