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0. B. GOODLANDER. EOitor.
I VOL. XXXIV. WII0U1 NO. 1770
PRINCIPLES, not MEN.
TERMS $1 25 per Annum, If pr-ul in fihnnc.
CLEAKFIELl), IH WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1863.
NEW SERIES-. VOL. IV. NO. 7.
From tl.s Old QuiirJ, (moutlilT.)
rights that are older than
J All tho unnumbered oe Hint now af-
I (lid our unhappy country ro:ed from a
violation of rig.ts. which nie not only
abundantly pro ee-ted 1 v Hip constitution.
hut sro adiniHed lo ha older than the con- sworn duty is to protect them not to
stilu'ioii itself, attempt to cliHtif tlit in.
Interference w bh slavery has brought all ' If the confederacy should crumble to
thin dentil upon our land: not tlwcrti, in piece, if the c ri). t i i u t imi hcio lopa--s
i strangely affirmed by Mr. Itanoroft ard nwny, tln.se lights would remain umdia
Mr Everett, but interference with slavery .ken would exist while those Stales exist
i the cauac) of the civil strife, j whatever should become of the con fed-
Slavery in the cause t the wur in no eracy." Insieud ot losing any nf -their-oilier
sciiro thiin money is the cause of high suvet-cign power, 'on the subject re-
theft. It is true that men would not fened lo, Ihui power was expressly re-1
r 'eal if tlieie were no money, just us men j sot ved, both in the Article of Confcdera- '
ff would not destroy our country with ttn lion end in t be Constitution of the Units"1 '
sgiialion shout slavery, if llieio wtre no States; und the non-slavehulding States
slavery. I not only adu.ir.eal and functioned it, but
I3ut we un not propose lo abolish money
' or propfil ly because bad nion will iial it
Nor ix it a rational demand thnt slavery
should ha ali'ilished, because mi-liievoui
fanatics will abuse the laws by agitating .
The constitution of our country recog
nizes slaves as money or property. It
I taxes tbeni w such, nod in many wavs ,
( ! - t ' ril. l t.. '
- i ui ' v 9 i lie ju uieuut'ii nit' mvt a ijvlt llle-
j institution. I
l We committed as great an offense
j against the constitution uml laws of the
IjihI, when we allompted to di.tuib our
; Sou I hern fallow citizens in the safo and
! j rnreuble posesi.ion of tlulr properly in
slaves, us tticy would liave couiujiiied hod
I hey at. temp ted lo dint urb Ji in our peace
ful l igbls of linuAes and lands. We may
iiinriel with our constitution, and fight
'or laws we may ay that theonoisa
'"covenant with death," arid the other
"an itgieemetit with hell" lint all this
raving due not alter the constitutional
riglit of States to establish cr retuin sla
viy, according to their own sovereign
Itislivtho ioverei'n St'iie will thnt
slavery lids been abidished in the North.
I I in by the samo sovereign Stale power
tli ut it bin been retained in the South.
.)r right to al"Jl$!i, nnH theiri to return,
; springs from a common fountain of risrhtx.
liicli cannot be violated wihoiit destrny
; luj the coimlilulioiial foundations "cf the
! 1,'iiion. If wo dcitroy these rights ol
pti perty in pIsvm, the wholo jtraud olr'ie
i tore of constitutional law th.it protect"
j mir light of piojicity lalli to the ground.
We c.iiuio. lioa. down that half of the
liitiip.e of laws which protects their hedn.
and leave slandirg that hilT which shel
i lers our own. Were we to attempt pueh
a thing, v. e. f Im'ild impart a t.icred ivsttcc
' to Revolution nuy, should rot ke tioa
; rcvo'vi'i-n a crime ncainst liberty uiid right.
Possibly we ni'iy dislike slavery. liul
? ihul is our own private ali'.iir. The gov
) ernriHMii was not founded for the. benefit
of our like? or dislike. Oilier States np
provo of it n much :n we condemn it;
' and the constitution extends an cqusl
ptotci'liiin over nil. We have no more
right to punish them for approving, than
thev have to punish us for db approving
;it. rii Feder-il Hovernnient hai oo tnoie
- right to conli-cnte slave property in some
Slates, than it hm to coidi'.c.uo church
Dioperiy in r'.hcr States.
i (lur hatrrd nf f lavcry doe not inviil:-
I fbite.one of iis eiuiitis lo all the protection
;f ;'ii;rant"efl (o it in the constitution and
' i'.iws of Uie country. On this subject
' then' ran bo no ground fir depute
' mno'ig bonoi ablo and in clligcnt iiii.-n.-
, Tha constitution does not leave us in
' Article I . x-etion 2d, of the comtitu'ion
rt-cogni.es slaves as peison.l to 00 rppre-
turned by their masters, and as prtycriy
to bo laxed.
Ai licle. I., section c'th, authorizes Con
; press to tuppreai insurrection; which clause
was intended, says 'h'ef . uslic-J Story, as
n protec'ion to the Vave State.
Ariicle I., sei-timi 'J.h, prohibited Cjii
j;ress from suppre..ii'g the slave-lraiie
prior lo lsu8, and gavo Congress power lo
impose a l ix or duly upon each slave im
ported before, thul timo.
Article IV., w't'itnn -u, compels in'
State to give up, on claim, fugitive slaves
lo their owners'
Article IV., section 4tb. again makes it
.Iniv ..f the Federal Government to
protect any State applying to it for aid j legislature, and left the paltmiio friend
" fliiiiinst domestic violence." i of the constitution and th laws, in the
Here are no less than Gvo sections ofj North, for the time, powerless to resi-t
tho coiisliution, winch recognize, and , the now whirlwind of f.umlicbrii and
irive protection to slavery. 'sedition.
Notwithstanding this, maJinun bv the! Had the South remained truo to. the
namo cl 1'oweroy, ir Kansas, recently Union, she would have seen with what
fleclared iu bis place on the floor of Con- determined will t he frierds of I he c nsu
gress that bo "did not beliv thsi any totion would have beaten beck tbendvHti
slaves were held by any I ight or any law." , cing colmnn of the seditioni.t. Then.
If this man (Fotnm ov) exe t!i. only not one of all the beiy nibble of abolnioti
niadnun in this North 'or ot:r we should ( 1-ls which Mr. Lincoln has elcva:ed to
not, U tio at war with our sister Slates, honor and power, would have been cu
lt is because we bavo had million? of firmed in the r cent by the .Senate. I hen
l'omerovs. who have been lighting the Mr. Lincoln and bts Cabinet in W.ishing
constitution and laws of the Republic, ' ton would bot e been no better oil 1 than
that we are now perishing by civil war. ;.i isonets who are allured 'the liberty
Millions of our Northern people huvo of the yard" , .it
been o misled on this subieel of slaverv. 1 And. evfn imw, let those oeluded
that they mo ei.tiiely blind as lo the wandering States return to their old seats
riunts ol the slave -holding Slates. Yv'e? In the Union, and licdp t be IrieniU of tha
everywhere hear them talking of what constitution in the North to reioreliberiy .
they are going to do ahout slavery; as and law to an sfflic'ed country, nnd tliey i
though it were reslly in their poiver to do will fiuTl that their righ:s und projieity
anything about it, without a v olation of will still b sale under the iim le piolec
l.in, ami of the sa.:red lights of our sister lion of the g'oi inus old tmisti.ution w liich
s(ttles. wa received from our patriotic Icrehi'.hers.
Slavery is rustier over which tho non- The enemies ot the const imiional rights
elaveholdini; St.nes have no control, and of the South, have proved that tbey are
with wliich tbey have, legally, nothing to abo the enemies of fieedom in the North
do, except to obey the laws and repeet and everywhere. 'J he ti ue bb-nds of the
tha constitutional rights of the States Union begin to real ue that they have on
Tho,e tights exist, not merely unUr the their hand the businees of puituig down 1
constitution but ovttr it. They existed not only rebellion, hut uturpitum aa well !
brorethe Union was formed, ami. in the They have to see to p, not only that the
Articles of Confederation, no iota of those Inws are testo'H in the South, but in the
rikjhu was relinquished. Tho conslflU- North also. If the SniMi lias a Davis and
tion wa, .anctiooed by lhti. rather tban a Yancey, the Norlh has a Seward and a
thnj by tho constitution. ili not that tiuninar. Ali thee men and thtir fiery
instrument admitted ibst sovereignly of panisans r the common Iocs ol". he con
thoK riuhis. the Union would nwbtv atitulion nnd the Union. It the laws owe
ktea formed bn miiWliy the power of the sword id
i Tliu not of Union Lowed in deference lo
lights, older in iheir dale limn any ol
which ta constitution of tho confederacy
Theie original and unrelinqu'shc-d
rights are out of the lawful leach of the
Fcdeial Government. Its office and
bound themselveves lo return fugitive
slaves to tins South
(Ju this quention of ilnvery, Ujoup State
are nisi wnai tnev were before lliey eii'
teied into t tip Union sovereign and tn-
And the non-slavelii Ming Stales are,
in reference lo ilia same nuesiinu. what
they were before that compuct -ioreign
- :. :
uui uiu nine.
South Carolina end Virginia had no
more- connection with us on the tuijeet rf
slavery, rhun Ku.sbia or G. eat l!iitai:i ; we
had no muie right to interfere iih her
donies'.ic legislation on the subject of slav-(
ety, than we had with the internal clluns
ot lSnse kiiwdiinin. Nor is ftiASnulli itn
uer any greater ooiigauon itiun inese Pil
lions would be luminal! lo sic.h interfe
rence, without vindicating her rights,
and punishing thoo who Uaro ludisiuib
if the Northern Stales violate thes6
rights, or permit their citizens to do so,
they not, only break thn compact, but
make i! iho du'y of the injtited States to
defend themselves as a free people ,-hould,
f-oin tti 'hilion of their soveieignly.
Weofihe North entered intotiie Union
n iih our eyes open. We knew that iho
cornpnet was sutjeel to th s :eservatioti.
We pledged ourselves to observe it.
bveiyihing Miored lo us is patriots, as
Aup-t'cos, and a. men, stuuds pledged
bu- urr hoiimable adl.cr. iice to ihe ialih
Not only by onr solemn compact, but
by lli'i las which govern the conduct of
all Oiuhv.e'1 nations, ate we bound, at
onward forever, to coase ail wuifnie
on the slxve institutions cf Iho Southern
Stales. Vulleli, iti hi Lutr of jVu(i'f!f,
suys , ' . '
' Tho suvrrclgn who rvfujes to rnufe 1 ripara
lion t'i he tnuili nf ttio dntnngC) caiifod by 1i!s sub
ject, or to punish Jbo guilty, or, in (.hurt, to du
livcrhiin up, renders himself in coma measure an
secmuplli'ij in tli injury, ui.J becomes responsi
ble fur it."
We do not hesitate to say, that tha
Sou ill would be justified in resisting any
slid every advance rf abolitionism upon
the domain of her lights, if the (ieneral
'ioveriur.ent had even failed to defei d
and protect those rights. The first mo
ment that abolitionism bad iPlideted life
Hiid properly, in il-e Smies, inse cure. and
the (jciicnil tiovc-t nmcnl had failed in its
duty to them, their right to seize the
sword, an 1 resist abolitionism and the
whole world in cb-fen-e of their laws,
.lands uiujuest.oned and uiHiurbtionable.
litil here is '.he weak point of the South
in its ptesi tit iiiTt:ed attitude; for allho'
there bad for years existed in the North
'organised Land against her rights, which
urged an itica-sjni guerrilla warfare upon
her iiisUtniioiis and her peace, yet ihc
Federal Government had never proved
faithless to her. Though eveiy Northern
State, except iev Jersey, had trampled
the ccnstituiion and laws of the Union
under their feet, in violation nf the rights
of thus Stnles, still the Federal Govern
ment had remained firm und fuilhful in
ilie defe nse of those rights. , ; .
it is liu that a sectional party a party
of one idea, and that of hostility to them
had obtained the control of the govern
ment. It is true thnt this party, after
its triumph, declared that, lo use Mr, Se-
j aid's words, "this is the beginning of
1 me ena oi slavery.-
I Nut still it wa a fangless serpent until
the South withdrew troin the national
the South, so have tbey been rHtpcnthd by
the same kind of power in the North.
II tho people of the South have beet! im
poverished, imprisoned, and tin u jrti 1 erod,
so havo se of the North also. The curse
thin has fallen upon nor country bus des
cendid upon all nnd itery psit ot it. If
III j irciiiM'is n about, the streets in
eveiy Snuthcn city, so do they in every
Northern city. If poverty, end want,
and unguis!., and death eta there, so are ,
they lieia. t or every Southern hpnrt wo
break, a Northern heart is broken too.
If we have made, their hills red with their
blood," tticir valleys hre aho red with our
own. 'I ho business we are carrying on if,
"an e.e lor an eye, and a tooth lor a
tooth." So it stands. U that some angel
of wisdom would descend upon the delu
ded people ol t lie South, ami put it into
their hearts to lav clown their
return to their places in the Ui ion ! 1W
so doing, they will not only savo them-
selves, bul ub. We cuimot go oti to ettish
them, without crushing ourselves Also-
Commerce, tiudo, ud every aiiciy of
jmispcMty havo made us one body ; and
whatever ciubcs the life out of them,
ciushes it oul of iid as well. The shallow
demagogues at Washington do not coiu
Jirelirnd Ibis, for tbey iue mad ; bul the
people are beginning to rr.ri, it in a hun
dred oppi eisive nays. Though the dema
gogues succeeded, for a lime, in complete
ly abolishing their reuson, yet they could
not ubedish their five hungry M-i:set, end
these lire liow already beginning lo preach
and eigne, and detnund ui a fashion lhal
must be beai d by-Miid-bv.
Anotiicr thing the people m e beginning
to underslnnd is, tbnt Ihe peace and
prosperity can nei er be restored to ibis
Union ur.td abolitionism is etleclually si
ler.ted. Thai is the first fue lo coiHiuer.
Get th'A fiend unuei hatches, uud we
shall le rid of that other rebellion in no
time. Kill the mother, and the suckling
cub miisi die. If there had been no
abolitionism there would have been no
rebellion: this is wlut the people tuo be
giunini! to understand , u h idi nbo lcad
them on to comprehend Hie lact thai uLu
litiniii.sm, and not iy, is the cause of the
war. Slavery was here befoie our ccn-
sliiution. 'J be consiiliuion was foi nuil
us much fur its piou-ction, as for the pro,
leciion of (ipy other kind of properly. ,
The aboliiiiiiiisls understood this well
enough, nnd, ihereforc, tbey boldly de-!
nounced the ci rstiiulion as a " covenant
A i i li desth." Tbey knew that slavery I
existed nnder Ihe soli inn sanction of the
laws. Rut al olitionistn, to far from en
joy ing such high sn.nclion, is nn organized
wurlare ugninnl tho constitution ami laws.
It was a sedition and a rebellion from
the beginning. It is the cause of all out
woes : il is Iho. lilsl devil that must be
caught nnd chai"ed, preparatory to a re
turn of peace and piosperity to this suf
feiinglind blood-stained land.
To the God who judges all men we ap
peal, when vie declare that then is one
prayer burning in our heart iliv and
night, that the rebellion may be forever
ended, and our beloved Union restored
13 its old foundations ; and to that end
we direct our best and holiest poweis to
l he r.'eslruel ion of Ihe lawless and bloody
fiend abolitionism, which is the fountain
head of all the rebellious crime in our
TttooPd at Ehtin'io.Ns, Uy the 'doth
section of the Act of Assembly of the
it is emu-tod that
"Xo body of troops in the. army of the
United Motes, or ot this Commonwealth,
shall U present, cither finned or unarmed,
at any place of election Within tlus Co.
monwialth, daring the time of such elec
tion." tri order that no excuse br want of
timo may bo alleged, wo now thus
early ia advance cull on Governor
Cur-tin, that ho sees to tho execution
of this law in letter and tspirit, at the
October elctions. We demand, in the
r.amo of a Democracy and tt Statu al
ready outraged and insulted by a de
nial of out- State- authority and a siip-
iression of its d'.gmity. the rigjid exe
cution of this law. All troops must
be absent ft oin dIuccs id election" in
it.:., c. ..i .. .... 1 1. till, nm,.i..i... i,.i I
iiihui, hiuv.ii .ivu ,,,. VV'.bors and exposure upon the
or the Democracy vydUco, if our Gov-, heu:ill t ,P,ri;,ni , ,;til, he
ernor daro not, that the laws ol our
Common wealth - are not Iramjiled
down lit Federal behest. It had bet -
tor bo understood thu? c.irlv in tho
day that tlio farce of tho Kentucky
il.l.! lllll Olll.hl.t Kiillllll f Cl 1 1 I'sllll.
w.v.., . . ......s i.u ...... ..iv V
SylVUIlia th:t wu ai o CleterinineU to
navo a Tree, fair ami nottcsi election, ac-
cord inij to the laws nf our own tState- spring of ls.)l.
'and if the Federal pat rap who now! " 1'ccling an eUdlm iu the Fourth ein
il.lc 1....:... ,.c .i. V.;.,l tricl. I for ut this timo the ollice had by
: Government fails lo do Ids duty in the
' matter, an outraged hoIo will hiiji
jily the remedy. Vhil a. Aye.
tiirlf "the jiower of tho Govern
ment" can only bo illustrated by rc-
Berihinir how the iieoiiU ahall think,
thoir speech or their silence
interpreted to mean, nnd
.i,,:.. o... .i'n..-;,.
then coercing them into swallowing
the prescription somo artist should
bo on hand to catch the illustration
and immortalize it, in wax!
Wo adopt the lungungo of a cotem
pornry, and reitcrato that the Democ
racy of thU Stato will not be provo.
.uiiai.e-oiiuitMi a,, iiij e.v -.-
tatkod by force, or forcibly . rebisted
in tha axercihe of la-lul privileges. -judge Woodward is now ielotit forty
In t'lat case they will, as they nhould, seven years of age, ot an agreeable fcV,
MAIN TAIN THEIR RIGHTS.
HON. GEORGE W. WOODWARD.
Testimony ufa IiKtlnKul,iicd Opponent.
The following sketch of the Democratic
candidate for Oovernot is fro the pen of
U.vid Paul Brown, K,p, the great l'hila-'
delpbia lawyer. We copy from a work of
his enii.led "Tl, r ? i-T I
ma eunuen mo l orum. tiuh is ieo in '
Ul. . ... .. ,1
Ml. Urown is an Abolitionist of
the ttric.est sect, and therefore bis tosti- mind. In Lis person as , have else-
monv in boh-df oftU ability and crreat whe,e ",M.--"""i.ily resembles Chif
"V ? it V ... y ' .gWat!JtisiieeOib)nt . his age; but there is
moral worth of ,Iude oodward will not ( vePy Illtic ..esemblnnce in tho structure of!
be doubted by the opposition to the De- Iheir minds. JudgeGibWs attainmeuts -
mocricy ; ; were more comprehensive and diversified
" We bh.ill for the present
comparison: but regulating onr
,.i,ik l,v r,,r vrl. u ..,!. I
littlo hn.ird in s:iyint, that, in all iiimlili
! . J . ' . "
m, , ui
cntirns of the judicial character, extensive.
legul learning, sourici morslity, mid mou
uibnno and agreeable manners, there have;
been bul few judges in the State, perhaps
in the country, who at bissge, have given
promise of greater excelletieoor eminence
than the Hun. Heorge W. VVoodwai'd. Let
it not be suid our praise is too general in
regmd to the members of this court lo bo
ueceptMble or valuable. This i nothing to
us. II there Lege nets i merit, there should
be general approval. We borrow no man's
opinions, and ask r.o men io adopt our's.
Truth i. more desirable and more valuable
and more lusting than popularity. We do
not meiui to say that nit or any of the
judges nro without fault ; hut we louvo it
to others to find thorn out, and Irj-t we
shall never manifest that very ipi'isiiona
ble virtue id seeking for vies and biemi-h-c
where they do not betray thein.c'.vis.
" Judges have ft pretty bard lift and
need not be envied. They cannot pleuo
everybody, and tbey never sn'isfv the par
ty or counsel agninst uIk.iii they cbviiio.
How unreiwonable, (ben i:. is. ivho.i lli y
encounter so nu.ny prejudiiT. t; with
hold from them the just mfed ol'appro'ia
t ion. Tin re is no safety in a judi;e ih it i
svnyed by any olber consider d ion than a
sense of c'liv. A very di-tin:'uishi! 1
judge, upon n oeeasion not. muny years
sin .e, pctisuited the pluintit!, lo the great
displcn'ireoi the counsel, ot course, which
llie judge pen eiving, said to him. call. ng
bim aide, ' You seem to be hurt.' ' l o
be sure I am,' ha -lily replied the cnun-c l,
!' I think 1 have retison to feel hurt.' '1
think you are mistaki n,' Miid tho .titl:!o.
' Kemcioher we huvo both Our clulie. U
perform ; yours havo been faithful!
formed, nnd I trust so have mine.
have ro more right to mak" yourself the
judge, than I havo to make myself Hip
counsel.' This once understood, uud
there can be no dissatisfaction.
" Judge Woodward' birth was on tho
'i'ith of March, lf'do, in Ihe villuge of
J'cthany, Wayne county, I'eniisylvan in.
His parentage wa as good a any in tho
State, of which mother voucher cun bo
required than the moral and teligiuus
training cf Iheir s-in.
"'Tho ncacleniic education of y-'-un
Woodword wn principally received at
ticneva. New York, und at Wilkesbai re.lil
Luzerne county, Pennsylvania. Uoon ils
compleli.m, be entered, at the kit ter place,
inl tho ollice of the Hon. (iarri- k ilal
lorv, and was admitted to practice Jit Au
gust term. 1 .'$').
" In Hie sprint; of Hoi, a few months
after Ihe admission of Judge Woodward,
Mr. Mallory was appointed lo the beti- b
of Northampton, Lehigh and Hueks coun
lic, and u ihui assuming bis scat liansfer-
rod his entire piofessi-mal business, whiu.i
then exieniie.l nil I hro.igli Iho counties of
N.n ihea.tern I'eniisj Iviu.ia. to his favorue
pupil, Mr. Woodward, who, though at.
thai time not twenty-three years old, had
already given nn erriie-t of that industry,
fidelity hi t ii ability, whioii could not fail
to secure future success and emia-nci at
the bar. Judge Woodward, fivu the
time of his admission, remained in Judge
Mallory's olfioe, which ho retains s'.dl
down to Iho present moment.
" Here be continued in the enjoyment
of full practice et the b.-.r nn i il the begin
ning nf the year Hll. Certainly no man
ol In age, at least in Hi? interior of Ihe
Slale; whs ever more rapid in his advance
ment, mo:e implicitly relied upon by the
community, or aiore desemng of l hut ad
vancement and reliance.
In 1S41, tluough Ins professional 1.:-
health beitinnina to fail, he accepted a
,.om,nisi.m ns Fiesident' Ju-lge of ihe
Founh Judicial Dnttim, cnup-i-ed of the
' counties of llunungnon, MitHm. Centre,
Cl-'ti-l 1 and Clmion--et i n mi-.l I y the
bogest .bstnot i., .he Sun.... The two
disii ict the next tear, and in Iho oilier
three Ju itro Woodward preside i until the
expiration of hi term of otlieo, in the
constitutional provision become elective.)
and also declining u nomination ou th
State ticket for I he Supreme Bench, he
' returned to his practice at Wilkesh.irre
' with the full intention of continuing at
the bar for sevuril year ; and buch wa
his popularity with all who knew him,
hat he would have no ditlicultv in re-
ineving his lormcr extensiveand luctutivc
! -lB olBn' Zf'
Coulier, in the year IsoU, the appoint
ment to the Supreme Conn, in the place
of ths deceased judge, being teudertd to
hiiu by tha Executive, Higler he accepted
il, and thus unexpectedly, but not unde
seryedly, readied ihe highest judicial hon
ors of the Slate.
At the fa 1 election (for the Governor's
appointment was temporary ana provi
sional.) be was chosen by the people for
coaslllutionul j,erioJ of r.(leen
and graceful person. U is upward of
six feet high, well proportioned, always
sppiopi iately apparelled, and very kind,
attentive and dignified in his deportment.
Calir, patient .ind moditativo, ho closely
nun ks the progre'ss of a caute and tho
course of the ml-ument ; exhibits no fret-
fulness, rarely interrupts counsel, never
l'.""I' "Conclusions, nut always bides his ,
"m' 1 " hls d"irg'8 ftt IViu. and
w, ..v,l..,,iaii iii .omiong iue ironuers. it is not intimtvted
perceive he lofty leira nnd moral tone of ' .i. . ...
but not so conceriiraied and available; his
, ne , i .ra, .irniw. but it wn not
,,!. c:,i..'. -,..,i. .. i, ;
.. . . . c . . . ..
blow, nil ( i l noL ii ant it or to nw
so judiciously. Judge ii.uson soma '.iraes
rose above . peclat ion : .ludgi'1 Woodward
never faIN below it. Judge (iibion's in
duslry unil'ot inly Ciialled his t.'dr-nts.
Judge Wood.vai (i's lalenls are, If po sible.
surpassed by his industry. Judge Gibson
was, perhaps, the gi eater lU.'.n ; Judje
Woodward Iho safer judge.
" When it is remembered tbrt this
comparison is made not between men of
mi eijual ago tor ijliwt Justice Uibson was ' "'uowii.g p.u uunas legaiamg tu. ouiii
more t haii twenty years tho senior of f11.'-' 1,1 thai, city by the gueifiihi- mmer
.lu'lgo Woodward we must in our com-1 lJ'"'iHrell : Tho list of killed und wuutid
pulntion, upon the other fide, throw into '''' numbers some hundred nnd oijjhi) , t:.o
iho scilo th- experience 20 years will ;
while, on tho other, e must
in, itve a
in'aiice fir tho infirmity and d--
ich aro uluiost invariably attend-:
lint upon u life perplexed wilh
littles, noil nro' I aCLCd Oevom.l Ihe tins-
I ;;'.l.uv.fic! of tbree-cii-o and ten. ll
ind-e 1, upiih to be doubt, d wbeiher
.ii ever improves itit.-Meetu -id'.- .if-cr ho
U six tv. He iii.i v sli! com in up M iimiitii 1
SnioivUl 111!, "be ll'uo tlk.ltl.il Iv ltw '
inue'i that by h'd previously gi.lned. Tip:
in.p.-. fi'iiis made upon tho uiind of tho
ng.'rf, as compared with the itnprossioiis
upon youth, nu: liko tlm ivnting in snnd,
computed wilh the lie ci ii.ti'.m upon the
retentive ro, k.
January, 117. be b.vnr,.o a member
of the (jnve.itioii for the amendment .d
the Coii-tltu'.ion of I7'J". This Convcn-;
io se?sioti from lime to lima from
January, H !7, un'il the of Felonry
l:i. It consist .1. a i will knonn.of
some ol the ablest and uio-l distinguished
men id the State. And w'nnn it is remem
bered thnt Mr. Woodwind wit then under
t".i.,i-it,.-ei;;ht ye;.is of a;:e, and hud been
admitted In ; i.e't-ee bul about seven year,
the proiiiiner.t ,'ind ed.'-'ui ; -; t iti ri wbieli
b- held in such a body was remarkable,
l... .gh n-.t snrj ris'ng to t hose who Jmd
been fimil: ir wilh his talents ind bi vir
tu s. !-; nik cch upon indicia! terures. a
jeet which called forih nil th energies
and elo-pii nce of the Couvenib.il, wis l:u
beyond what could justly hava beer, ex
peete.l from one nf hi year, and indeed,
e I bi:r, hi tbi
. in 11,,:!, br.dy.
f Ihe best
A Eeautif-l Lxtract-
1 1 u m night .! erus:-b in slept as iilielly
amid her hills as a ch ild iiion the bieast
of its moHier. The no seles's sentinel
stood like n slaiue M hi post, and tho
pbiloaopher'n lump burned dimly in the
ree--s-e s of his chamber.
l'.ut s moral darkness involved tho nn
lion in ils unlighteuod sliad.iws. Reason
shed a faint -jlimi.iei ing over the minds
of men, like the cold uri'iilhcienl light of
a distant star. 'The immortality of man's
spit ilu id liul ure whs unknown, his rcla-
tuins unlo heaven und:.-
ivered, and his
in a cloud oi
ruture de.sliny cibscuicd
It wa at this period that two forms cf
etheriid mould hovered abojt the la.id o
tio-Fs chosen people 'They seemed like
sistei angel sent to earih on som- embas
sy of love. The one, of maj..uc suuie
and well formeej limb, which her si.oi.y
drape-ry hardly concealed, in her erect
bcaiiug and steady eye, exhibited the
highest degree of strength and confidence.
Her right arm "vas extended in im ex
pressive gesture upivard, whe'-e night ap
peared to have placed her darkest pnvil-
. , , . , I C. I t I 1 .
loll : mule on iue leu recunc-i ner iiei-
icate companion, in form and couiitcm.nce
the coniriist ot the other, lor stie. w.-i;
elrooping like a flower when nxustc n-il :
with relieshing dew., nnd h. r bright but
troubled eyes m rtune-d the air with varying
glances. Su-ilenly alight, like the sun,
li mbed from ill- Leave us. and Faith and
Hope ii lib-d wilh exubnit song th ai-,
cei.din.i star of iiethleiiei'i.
Years rolled iivvuy nr.d the s.ltang. I W:11
Keen in Jerusalem. lie was ft meek, u:i-iis-uiiiing
mini, whose buppine-s seemed
to exist in a-t of benevolence l- the hu
man nice. 1 uero v.eie oeep . i. n.es ui uoi-
r0iv mi bis ooin)tchnnce, thuu.li
knew whv lio gticve 1, lor ho iivc:.l in the
pnictiiMi of every v itue, w ij -,v,hs loved by
nil the good und wise, by mi-l by it was
rumored that I h stranger worked mira
cles ; that I lie blind me-, nod thecluiub
spake, and t lie ocean npielersl ed lis c iuf
mp time, and the very tbuinUr hi ticuluted,
" 1 J o is the Son of (bid." I.tr.-y n-M.,ld
him lo death. Slowly, and tlii-d-.ly gild
ed, lie ascended the Hill of Caivnry, a
cross hem hi in to ihfieaitii. iui. taitli
leaned on Lis arm, and IJopa Hipp? ! her
pinions id his bl-o l, puis i.uui.le j to the
Another Renegade Laid Oct!
lion. 1'. C Shannon, ot i ulsburli,
lias been for bomo time extremely
anxious for tho Republican nomina
tion lor Supremo J udgo, hut the Lon
vention never mentioned his name at
all. This id the unkiiidost act of all.
s c "j'T " i . Z i,.r I The loss t Lawernco is not lessilmn $3.
tirA dandy, smoking a f-gar hav- ( m mMA (iH . yok
ing entered it menagerie, tho propne- and Leilvenwol,n ll)CTiiuti,u.. Two banks
tor requested him to tako tho weedlwere ,,.,1 0f every dollar, and thethifd
from his mouthlest ho should teach escaped only because the best was no great
the olLc- rorVeys bad hiibil-s.' , ' the rebels could not get lb a faults open.
THE WAR IN KAN3AS.
Burning of the Citv of Eawieuci-.
I , , , i V-'"5
Tl. . r
" ' jiuv w cuy
n...e.., can nn some una
of the real character .of the ptesont wsr
" ' m E 1 .
P-t orietnliaHftn. Nor dee H m.ter.
It is but two weeks ngo that we r.,bli.-hed
tho account of the wholesales murder of a
hwiy in tho nei ghhorhood of Memi.his
. , , ,, . , ., . , '
;,l,c'u,4,n6 1,10 lnno''',t criiidren-t.y &
i ft band of negro soldiors. These scenes.
u, g.vmei o. ies f!"" com l.TPa
j with the following, ore of u'raost v e-kly
; occurience. They nre euoip;): to luuko
I liumenity slriddor. They ou 'ht lo r:ako
i us ijiii!-:i ior our oonsteu ciuvduin civ i
lion, and et. to
such a ui, is lo bo branded ,lb ui ,i
.'j,', and sympalhy with treair-x I
I.tAVUNWOTii, Au;;oM 2,
From cituens of Lawrence who have ,.r
rived here for siinplies. I have cat here j :ho
snnjony ot wtiom were killed lostmuly.
names cat. not be all ;
vcl II. I lie
cm nine, nowever. i no nou-ei i.n.t r.;-.
standing were fdled witlj kil'ed and
1 wounded, of all cbisoej. ties nuns
' ''" "v onuses me- eiu i.os m
vici:m wer-s being found. 15 d one h
;' idt sLaidiiig. Quuntreli havior; p"i
cr, nooen c o ot lus hiuing m.ide
horn- I hwi e som'j yea rj
since W'jthuut e.i-
petJSe, but lllO pi.ll.rU!
ng i in" mo. t promiiieni ct
owdii! are known to be killc
W. i.?ulliin ii e. Muvorof the elf. .
this sot .J, 0. Low, lsni.ih 'Ft no!. . ,:
; Thorpe, IV. (Jiis'AuiJ, James' r;.i.i
I Jacpos FciviiiC, Colonel S'lie. p.' y 1
l'rJ ''di, A. u. urmvoict. HodencH Kim-
' 1 ho:uas tUurpl.y, John Sper, U.n:
Lrolheis Dix, A ddison Wau-.li, Duuuap Al
! v",n ''o-go Burt, Judge Carpenter, Rev.
Mr. Snyder, Augustus Kllis, Lemuel Fill
mun, Dwiht Colemsn, Lewis Swan, it.
Loom it, JuhnCiiine.Livi Yates, two broth
er liunge, John Evans, (i, W. bell, Messrs.
K:tb, l'i-o-.vn. Dili Twooii. Ptdiiipr,
Siirgeant, Deliutki, A 1 buck. Powers and
Kraut. Theso were Ulled instantly,
most of them in their houses with thsir
wives and cliil-lti ii clinging around theui,
V l.iie the mio-b'tets placed pLtols to their
bodies and shot them.
'The following are mortally wounded l
John Lldi i dge ; .M. U iker. linn of Kiden
hiertoc li ikei -jMi. iV.ll-.aiusoii ; lien. Holt;
J. F. Hanson; W. S. K Lyken.
In oi.-o pm these guerrilla di'n4"
twelve loen into a bouse, shot i'ibih, nnd
burned the btiiidingj and the lienui jto itl
on tl.o banks of tiu iivr and ibc I .iu-.J
them, k.lhng nnd wounding several.
'Twenty -liv o negro recruit-! trr-rc :dtot by
tho gnert dins, who took all tho money
lhal could be found in tho pockets of the
citizens or in houses, and at-de all the la
elieV jewelry, even to tha riojj on theif
Jiai Lime escaped on horseback, rallied
about two hundred men wilh arms, . fjU
lowed and overtook Qu.intrell twe.lve miles
iro-jlhof Ln-.vrenee, when a fighl occuired,
the result of which is unknown.
Quuntreli is now retreating toward Mis.
souri, burning everything on his lO'Uo.
It, i not uspccled that. h) will bo inter
cepted by onr forces, ar.d will probably
got n ay wit bout b.s.-i.
No '-esisinnce was evident Lawrence, the
peoples being shotdown as they ran Ihrouga.
t Ins streets iu lht.-ir night clothe:,, and their
bodisa lino.-, n down the weds mid ci
The citiicn-? bad been expectins; such ft
rail from threat Qiatuiell had made,
and had organized military companies tot
clefenu.s, pui I of whom had been under
nriii-s constantly, bul fiom a.-s-jraneci thnt
(Juantrell would not invade K m; as, their
oninnizaiioiis wcio abandoned, and the
guc-i i ilia found the (own cntncly ilecncij-
A I irge train left hern to-day tvilh sup
plies ft' floibing, provision. Ac, for tho
suilereiF, nnd the citizens of Lcayenworlit
b-ive opi ned their d uns to all , ybo
com. Many hav e availed thi'm-elves of
li .j iiii'lte. , tin 1 will be. well cared
I h" foi lln ; Btniur; t::u eilieli., bore ki
vci y bit: vi bj; linsi iho eoinman lor of this
cb'p .rt nu p t 1 1 .r bemg so w holy unprepared
.s re -, t -.'i.-!) no emer-.-eiicy.
Tie b'on. e.dipg lienernl was nlient
fiom hen iipiuriers, and did not know cf
,iiv i v. idon uiiiil the destruction of Law.
lo-ice wh complete. Evervthing was d me,
ho.vever, in im-ard to tho iiinveturiit of
troops (o intercept and capture Q iniillcil,
but it was too bile. .
Uur Sinto auihor'.lies are now i d.inq
r.i.-.t '.;! in their own bun-Is. Cl ui-d .lenn
ioii bus 1 i ?r leinstaied in comio.-itid if
tin. I.IPV lil'lll i l"gmie,t; lipd 19 I belli
tihiling c'.v-.-.n ihe bolder iiii s.ifjicient
' t- nips lo ovciconie any loice the enemy
enn bring ligaih.st ldm, rind tt'not in'crrori
( bv o. mounding orti-'cts, nidi inti
I Untm's wid e nd with the present one.
'I'l.e niei. rnmi l is i g Quanti ell's. h.rceSJ
i.i ihrf IV lilOae Olll'l ''I
tllOaO ritll'li Li
i i I Ins
' ,.1V, i1fP, n bbing and murdering alon-i
the border forthe j.ast six months with but
little opotition. and hsvtj tm;-io time to
prepaie cvorj thing thst wc uld ensuie iue
ceis, Thy me. probably, no.v saTo in
Miosouri with their plunder, end quietly
a their homes ns poo.i Union ciiuens.