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, G. A.GROW ;
OF PENNSYLVANIA I '
FINALITY OF THE COMPROMISE.
Tin tie Muse of Rep' sentatires,ll4 27, 1852
11, 0 e being in Committee of the Whole on
lel the Union On the Indian appropriation
;.Cutisiti ..—After the indulgence of theeom.
, t h e homestead bill, it was not my wen.
inn snag the session, to trespass on the
„, 1 t he_kbass; bat a question bas been
which 1 am unwilling to pass by in
%7J this being the first opportunity that I
?mlled to speak, under the rules, I take
i on may what f should much prefer to
es its introduction.
seers: since a resolution passed this Rowse
fr compromise a finality. I voted, sir.
twit introduction in any form,Land against
their final passage, for reasotirditated in
'loons themselves, that I regarded any fur.
viol) of these questions at this time ns ci,..e
un:,ecessary not being one of those
Neve that discussion on one side at a goes
n itati on, while tliAeu*sinn on the onar
;LI s ee no benefit likely to ticrue to titecotin
nal then p.m.age. The only result, to aty
trou:.l be to operNa2attz this whole
:At it an element in the next presidential
Au opinion which, 11 the prmeedino , rt
,u.st for the last two months is no be taken as
•„tc, tr.!. iv fuqy Tel It is but tukito ,
winch. il leh
soon hare Lathered cinders enough to
e!..Ate been !e , !,1 a! 'be Noah, and believe.]
- 0, VIA: peopie of the Sou.h wete,,,y6s ,
a 3,1 iinzmitti here of the ituhkvt
n , had igiceii, in the cne.‘ln•heii pro
tx - 0), th.e the Representative* ci
%tete constantly n o mpr ali
tt. agi a t,rt 01 :hat t•tx,lsject And wiles.,
;ef , ctono ;he mom rtolorittis for the stahill •
4At Late for ear been uttered. "rite
d Noch has constantly been ; to cease
: e re peace and repose to the conzitry.
Ili ;vs.,. !c,l 14, believe that this entreaty • was
c.kme Item hearts anxious to tiee ali
it, harmony at 'the altar of our
K-a4zr ae a may teem. and dta•tra!ing., 24 it
~r, .V.. 1, ZIA 1.10 qi .. l 4 !rtley of men rtfi smears
nut r• 01 liar tiatiorti convened a'
tts the) Lind ttirist-
r',!e ere 41 4nOtliOr wild *er:Stittal .e.teilfro
4.11114 t!,:xt the fa... 1 C,n.;;rrs< spent time
'4 ` , ,.... c , fi1pr1 - Int•qtk? to ii:1 .1 11. W hat linattl .
.pene,l dtiscrateron torch she Repubes
t: taqt., to.te , ea 1 . 1 Who is the incendiary
ra. , esi ht• hat a to fire the temple a:
2 Di Oe intio,lucers of this agitation into
ta:'• Zprle by, no invective, no irri-
VS- 4 Joe eoncizti to damp their
sere ,le.o.t.r3lna: the ashes ci their fa
— Mill a pat! over man's future, for they
the toundalions of the Union.
e opel,lnz of the. Congress, even before
this this subject was
o *“:1e. Democratic caucus by a Repre-
Jr'4.l tem.es.see, [Mr Pots.] and on the
sess.on, into the other wing of this
ty a Sea:or from 111,sisaippi,/[slr. Foote]
• alto this House by taro gentlemen iron
:Nittsrs Lcs. ,, os and Eitusaao.) The
C,Z7 'Alta movement by its friends eras,
Is a teetrog of opp,xtition in poniont
pars 01 the compromise, which means
rr sure law—fin that y is the only part of
tven se chance, or, at least, of
1-7 r 1?? - e1ent.wit is entertained. Ca War.
IS:re :1 qui awn its admission, there
reach of Congressional action.--
uu ie settled, and a part of all the
PAA. S. that cioestion iis beyond yoga,
Tem:crial zovernments have been organi
d force for Utah and New -Mexico ;
-,,it - iderstanii that any one proposes to
Zeal NOt do I understand that anybody
la des:crS the law abottshing the Stale
e District of Columbia; but even
,7 I MS Z . i.praleti, there is an old law of
if I am rightfully informed, pawed be
was ceded to the General Govern
v:lch, if erjameil, would accomplish the.
='=:)•-•-°- Si :La: all that remains of the com
a 7441 F, 1 3 the fa.zitire Aare lair; and in
City iii opstlint that may exist, is any
it is theco: necessary to et ttP u .
s . :lcsl%co : on the same principle, I sop:
ailapa:hy practice in medicine—in or
et?el &ay int:anon atom the body, it is nec
LI? a counter initatine ; bat the con
''em two sometimes kills the patient
but hale filth in that Lind of treat
ease. especially in moral or political
"inch regain, quiet and reprise for their
E. 7.1 the first dory al the phYsicart; and
- Ferret of hvs *caress ea, that he4thdl on
-isile diseased his patient berate be
:art bete as if the Northern mina W I L 4
4ht Ctrwrottrn, and faithlem to the guar-,
cf t t"ttelpsr.. Almng the en -7 4** , 11 01 *er°
to-% wea n tune eine* by the gentlemen New
t Mt. Sriciittes,l and much made
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individual exception, the men of the Kurth are loy
al to the 'Constitution; and I 'undertake to say, in'
their behalf, that all theotwaidenVintered,intn*.
their latheris will be fiillifelly- °Vise - reed- try their
children. Though it may not-be proper or *iv.
resentative on this floor to' attempt : to 'epeak
the sentiments of any 'others . than thniet whom
he is delegated to represent. yet I have no had-
tancy in saying that the 'entire North riCognize,- 1
in the clause of the Constitution relative to persOnS
bound trisereke, the right of the integer to put.
sue and peaceably retake his elave wherever he
can find him, and that alargelnajority of all parties
believe that that clause gibes to Congress power to
legislate on this subject. But while they recognize
these rights indiir t* Constitution, and believe it
better to have loin tar/mutating the tirade of re.
capture, in that by investigation the legal owner ifs
may be distinguished from , the liOnappei, there
would of course, on this as on every other subject,
be more or less disagmement as toilet Iletailii of -a
law. Yet, there has been no diiirmitition anib-iffts.
ed in this Congress, even by the ti ens who a. er
tirely opposed to the fugitive stave lasi, to re-open
this agitation. Aa was well said by the gentleman
from North Carolina, [Mr. YEtiseLe,j " there has
been no agitation in this Congress by the men who
opposed the measures of compromise." _
Because there find% Lteire unanimity of senti
ment in regard to all the provisions of a law, is that
any teason for declaring it a Beefily, when by such
a declaration you, in effect, declare it not to be sns
eeptitile vg, improvement by any alteration or
amendment, and you must go before the Americas
people and deem! it to the last cross.of a " t" and
die of an "1" as the perfection of legislative wis
then ! Thus, by a resolve, you attempt to place an
act of Congress above the Constitution itself.' For
that is open at all times to aeration and amend
ment; and where is the man upon this door that
would vote to strike pot a clause in that instrument
which provides for its amendment, and declare it a
littalryl Yet there are many demanding of this
Naam.al Conventions of their reepeCtive pastier
that they ingralt such a doctrine into there creed, in
reteriewe to a law enacted under the Constitution
rh-- De.to.”racy of the cotinhy 1~ a...lied to a like
40,1 I ••• t , tltOei , lit !Mil I.a, waved in triumph lot
ttiOlo.l tied a century the emblem of progress - arid
et great. American ideas the proudest and noblest
of es eiserytinas.. that the le_islation of the country
is at alt limes aria under all circumstances, subject
to the control °IA maimay of the American people;
allti to inscribe in its place that other new and
strange device, that the laws of Congress, once pass
ed, on particular subjects, become tinar
The Democratic party, which ,has heretofore al
ways laid down bmaif and comprehensive pnnri
vies for its creed, and brought those principles to
test the legislation of the country, is now taskel to
;eke a particular law of Congr!,..4 and incarcerate it
is a permanent plank in its pladarvii, and make it
the moots:one of truth, the test of party fidelity, and
poluirat orthodoxy. i- maill. t 41 1 ., in the Law-mak .
tag of a free people! What is the mend - which
hosiery presents of American lelislation I The laws
of today scarcely answer the *al is and condition
of the generation of to.morrow. The constitutions
of your Slter; change almret with each decade, and
Uteri laws with the rising and setting sun. slush
of the legislation of the country, however, must, of
course, be anal. Many laws of your statute-books
have remained unaltered from the day they were
enacted. But it is the part of a wise legislator and
sa,gacions statesman to adapt laws to the tabits and
character of the peopta they are to govern, and to
change them with their changing wants and circum
stances. who, sir, in t 835, had any idea, even in
his wildest dreams, that the lone .star, which had
Men but just risen on the plains at San Jacinto,
would, within ten years, be blended with the
American constellation ! Or who : in 1845, enter
tained the mast d is tant thought, that within five
years an empire would spring up on the shores of
the Pacific, surpassing, in the elements of natiortal
greatness and power, many of the older States of
half* century's growth, and destined, este long, to
control the commerce of the .vrorld. In the lan
guage of an English historioan :
•• Before• a hook. on the subject of the raised
States, has lost its novelty. those Sta:es have out
grown the descriptions which it vacuums."
In view, then, of the past, and of our theoty, of
Government, it is tor Amerian legislators in their
reprmentative capacity, gravely to resolve any act
of theirs a finality, thot to remain, like the laws of
the Medes and Persians, unchanged, and un
I am not one of three who believe that perketion
died with our fathers, or that all legislative WWOII3
will expire with the present generation. I mew,-
otte no doctrines of Enati-y in American lezislation
It is not in accordance with the genius and spirit of
our insitenons, nor with the true ideas of American
progrfte. It may become the devotee of the past,
but not a desiple of a living, breathing, prcgress.
itenerancen. I follow no standard hung with the
moss-eviated and exploded theories of a by-gone
ice. The hanr.er that beckons me onward mu
bear on its folds the imeription " Excelsior r' 'ln
language of one of the pur e st of American po.
I world leave all laws on the statate.hcok, not
terpraring immediate alteration, to time and the
medlar of three who may Come after os to mete
emit &ranee., army, as the 'rants and condition of
the people at the time may requiteorithoot any at
tempt in invest them with an ern. dignity or' *az,
mane.* by repeating enaermeota.
Nor am I willing that the time , of
_Coogtersi . or
any otter le4krtatire body, ahonla beton/m*4 to
itakirrirm or serterseting, lama already tea theorabarr
took.. It is emit& for so to cOoot two, airolleiti .
attend to oax opptopnoto dada", sod rite" Mrititt
perforated mom to oos bOtoao, ,- ; - 0,0 111 ,1*
Pani idadwurt:r 3
pie, who Waal mecompetent 10:41opoot 'ortiMoo.
PUBLISHED. EVERY SATURDAY AT TOWIDIDA,
Let de dead put tarry its dead;
dot—art;si tie tor Act prelim:-
Wan vrishai tad God e'es bad "
~na+.'.t ni♦ 1
. I.t an ensCraient it the lawLiniking . PO*" hike
not.virtne enough in .itself tocommend it to this top.
Part of the penPlisit it hes not sind* enough. to
enforce itself by means of the judiciary, lam eel- .
ble to see how a reenatireentby thieftmetrodyean'
impart greater vigor er,More linty should
not an enactment of Ore hundred and thirty4hreit
Representatives its the Thirty-first Congress be as
binding On thebetycienees of men end the -oblige
tone of Coniti(Ointenaejment of two hundred and ,
- thirty three Representatives from the same distrkt .
in ? the Thirty-second congress? is it the besinuit
of at legielativebody to reenact the enactments of its
feedecesscits Ift Meg repeal, modify, or amend,
but it is a new doclrine,to rasthat any law is more
efficient by two eneettiOnei bk the same legislative
body than by one. - BuliOriti be the cake, are there
no laws on yoir staktititOrthit need our endorse.
spent save the laws relating to siaiery t Are they I
privileged, so that, hereafter, at the opening of
each Congress, the statutes on that subject are 16
be introduced, and each member 'called upon to 'in
dome the wisdom of his predecessors and swear
fealty to the institution! if it be a wise coarse in
this instance, why not adopt this mode of legisiat.
ingin all cases, and obviate the necestitrid con
vening Congrew, save to make appropriations, only
at long intervals, once, perhaps, in each generation ?
Then all that it Would be necessary to do when the
members assembled would be to take the statutes
of their predecessors and write on them, Rest'
that these acts are a definite and final settlement of
all questions herein embraced, and ought to be faith.
folly executed, And any attempt to repeal, modi
fy, or amend will be " deprecated as useless, un- I
necessary and dangerous." What, sir, is the rea
son for exempting the laws relating tr. slavery from
every other act of legislation! Is the danger so
imminent that it was necessary far as at this time
to d?part from the practice of the Government, and
a proper theory of legi-laton! Almost two years
hare elapsed since thisTlNv was passed, and during
that time it has been in the hands of the courts and
the people, and by them enforced _tad maintained.
And is not that enou.th ! If the only object of the
resolves was the enforcement of the law. I take it
+oat would be sufficient. But whatever the teasel's
ut motives may be with interested politicians it is
not fur me to say.
It has been urged that it was necessary to pass
these resolutions, and incorporate them into the
creeds of the political parties at the country, in or.
der to save the Union. Save it from what These
acts were passed almost two years ago for that very
purpose, and it is still iri danger ? If so, will Ante
be in the same danger a year hence, Bien though
reenacted now ! Most certainly it with, unless the
politicians of certain sections have some othet
source of political capital. For so great was the
danger, now, that it was necessary that a Governor
elect alone of the bt,ives of this Union (NIL Foote)
should leave 'his home, and all preparations for tike
duties which he soon was to be called upon to diS
t-harge,in order that his presence here at the Cap . ,-
-tol tar twenty days might be the means of saying
the Union It eras a noble object—a mission war
ty a - sill-sacrificing patriot ; and if the amount the
Government paid for the twenty days service - Ls not
a sufficient recompense, his Excellency can look
with assurance to the gratitude of coming genera
tions for his reward ! For the man who in the
hoer of peril shall save this Union from wreck, will
for all time to come hold in the hearts of the great
and the good a place second only to that of the sa
ges who formed it. The Constitution and the Un
ion-ol these States—the proudest monument ever
reared to the wisdom of man ; and if ever folly or
fanactism shall Jay it in the dust, freedom heaving
her last sigh, may wing her way hack from earh
to heaven. The noblest truest strain ever sung by
Freetkiftes bank* once been.
Ilevaratbed irons bleed* sire to too, , I
Montt !steed oft are ever woo:
will then be but a mockery to man in his woes.—
For strike out the example of constitutional liberty I
as exemplified in this Govematent and you patsy
the wrong arm and cout bead battling in the Old
World for the conscious r.uhts of man. Then, in
deed, may the crushed and down-trodden of earth,
hug their chains as the only legacy they can be
queath to their children
White-this Government continues, with ea run:
venal toleration, its home of the emigrant and asy
lam of the exile, thousands will'crowd your shores,
who send back to their sorrowing country accounts
of a free people, who have braved the tyrant and
new stand fork acknowledging no arpetior but
their God, and no distinctions but those 01 moral
and intellectual worth These liars mireiveri, far
mote potent in shivering the throne than bristling
cannon or armed hosts, find their say to the cottage
and the hamlet, awakening in the masses of the
downtrodden a spirit that sooner or later exiles the
tyrant. It is an influence that reaches to the head
of an empire. and the citadel of its power. But it
ever the starry- banner of this Cnicra shall cease to
float, the emblem of a united confederacy, the last
hope of the oppressed will go out in darkness 'and
despair, and a pall of midnight gloom will hang
over his future. If ever yonder eagie, torn by fac
tion and strife, shall WI, fen* and d is membered, it
will be the knell of man's political rlas—rhedeath
eel of liberty on eatth.
The American is, therefore, booed to this Union
by the glories (tithe past and the hopes of the In
ane ; by the lore which he beats to his offspring,
and by the sympathy that I the heart
of man for the woes of his= no self=
denoted victim, Cortios.like, toleap kola = -
kw gulf. The Tees arm of the AMOrie2)l
eittekee op the !thasasokad permit the Fluke' tel
banred• Id Oft
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BY B.(PMEBA ;GOODRICH;
hod one. It received its baptism at the roan era.
non ol Thomas /demon, parsed hoyhood with
31itlitem thud Jackson, and to:day kande forth in
vigoreti manhood, to battle for the rights of labor
tttitl ol Men.
The_ benncictide Party is the party of the Union,
being thetpaitY of the COnstilinion. 'bier its ad
nembluition and the policy Of its metsines,in three
snore years And ten, this ; Republin, from a tottering
infant, has Wiliam dines' at of the - world. - During
liiiii•Peried a few feeble colonists, scattered along
the Atlantic me-board; hemmed in by the ocean in
tuint,,the.wildernese and the savage in the rear,
have-become twenty million freemen in the enjoy
ment of greater privileges, more personal and na:
tionarindePendence, than any other people on the
globe. The numerals that coiktited the Original thir
teen colonies have been . reveretid, and to.day num:
bet thirtyone independent Siatelipannintil whole
continent and washed by two "oceans. Them - , are
the trophies of the policy of the Democratic party
to which the patriot can point with pride. and with
pleasine: And yet still eqbal triumphs, await it in
the future, if true to its mission—tme to the rights
and interests of labor in its unequal struggle with
capital. Thecountry needs no new party, sped;
ally to save the Union.- For, if , ever the political
parties of the country 'shall be erganipd solely with
reference to men'svitsant of the institution- of he
man slavery, it will be the west feartut.day the Re
'public ever saw. The moment that is done, she
will roll and surge like the billows of,a Irciltuuter:—
Then will have come the time
Washington in his farewell to hilltitit
For it will be concentrating sectional . fee itigs by
party organization, and attempting by votes to over..
awe the swelling emotions of humanity. To vets
the thoughts of man still; vote from his basso, his
stem. settled convictlons ; vote Corn his bowies' the
sentiments inspired by the fathers of the Republic,
and taught hint infancy by a mother's lips! You
might as well attempt to vote the air from his lungs
the blood from his veins : yea, vote the untamed
tiger docile, or the whirlwind still. ,
Any attempt to smother error ot . atille the voice
of reason, other than by calea amMiassionatelii
gement, adds but Strength and friends to its own
When the abolition excitement first sprung up
iu the :forth, wild and ranaical as it was, instead
of allowing it a free and open field of discussion, a
right which belongs to freemen on every subject
under a hoe' goverwrient—the South called on the
people of the North to tinpprewit; and we stoned
the Abolitionists, pelted their leen:dem with rotten
eggs, burned their halls, and destroyed their press
ezt. But in doing it, Cadmos-like, we sowed. the
dragon's teeth, and like the Wow! growth of okk
they sprang %maimed warriogior the fight. Of all
the aphorisms of human pature, uone is more trite
than that of the Sage of Monticello. " There isno
danger of error where trod is 10, fteii to
lf, then, them be an inatitatiOnin this country,
the free and manly disciliftitar of mihick in its soci
al and political relations to thgpo stinnteiit, endan
gers the stability of the Goventafrand the union
of these Sates, then mositettaittly the fri* of
such institution ought lobe the last to etch and op=
en such a disCussion. • .
Mr. Chairman, I sand not bare' the eon* Grimy
one ; nor does it becoms4uhrii my vi or
ence to abernikte, Wait* oeo+l But I teat I ma y
be permined to say to the , Representatives' of the
South on this Roof, that yon can give cuiet and re
pute to the countrynd tomer this slavery rqita
bon, without - et*: sacrifice of principle or of inter
est on your pad. You have bat to cease proscrib
hig Northern men on account - of their opinions of
the incitation of slavery, and cease your attempts
to silence the thoughts of men, and close their tips
by paper resolves
A Woniitsset. Man.—Richanl Married it
would seem, - was note beautiful man—noromarke
hero with haughty eyes, Apollo lip, and gnu:raster
the herald Mercury ; a plain, almnit gross, bag
cheeted, pot-bellied Lancashire man, with an air
of eopions free distestion ; a man stationed by the
community to shave certain dusty beards in the
northern pans of F.nglarid, at a half-penny each.—
To such end, we say, by lorethoogbt, oven:4th, an
nidentand arrangement, had, Richard Arkwright
been, by the community 6f gr,4and, and his own
'l , 6o6sent, set apart. Nevertheless w strapping =-
OM, in lathering off dusty beards aml the contradic
tions and confusions attendant thirecik the man
bid notions in that to ug h head of his ; 'spindles,
stnaules, wheels and contrivances plying ideally
within the same, rather hopeless looking, which,
however, at last bring to bear. Not without diffi
culty.. His townikaks rose in mob around him, lot
threatening to shores* wages, so that he had to fly
with broken wash-pots, scattered household, and to
seek refute elsewhere. Nay his wee, too, as
team rebelled ; burned his wooden, model of his
spinning-1140a, resolute that he should stick to his
ramna ratneli4wyrbiich, however, he decisively,
as thou wilt rejale:Mtti understand, packed her out
of moors, 0 teatitilwhat a historical phenomenon
is that ban-cheeimi s pot bellied , much-enduing,
much.iuveraing txube4. Rawl revolutions were
a brewing ; to resist the :tame in any memone, im
perial Kaiseva we impolitotlahout the cotton and
cloth of England ; and it Seint this mss 14)
give P..* the powei of owtom ,
Eroverci.--Tbe Natio' bueirgeocec bas-a
coutopoodeut .who imposes smile etiseibee
1. Before you bow lot bdl gl o l l l.oPenl*.,
Mt 10 decide wbetherlueolOt u,et
%The talikeibocker for May hart the foßiiiing
among its budget of jokes—it is a good one
" A friend in SteCkbildg,e, Mass., sends us the
following anecdote of Rev. Zeb. Twitchell, a Meth°.
dist clergyman in fall and reviler standing, and a
member of the 'Vermont Conference. At one lime
he repreiented Stockbridge in the State Legislature.
"Zeb," sail Our inferential, wis a man of lair tal
ents; both as a preacher and a musician. in the
pulpit, he is grave, solemn, dignified—a thorough,
systematic sermonizer; but out of the pulpit, there
is no man living more full of fon and drollery: On
One occasion, he was wending his way towards the
seat of Annual Conference of Ministers, in com
pany with another clergyman. Passing e country
inn, he remarked to his companion The last
time I stopped at that tarven, I slept with the land
lord's wife!" fu amazement his clerical friend asked
what be meant. I mean just what I say,' replied
Zeb, and on went the two travellers in unbroken
silence, until they reached the Conference. In the
early part of the session the Conference sat with
closed doors, for the purpose of transacting private
business, and especially attend to the annual exam
ination of each, member's private character, or mih- .
er conduct, during the year. Pm this purpose a
clerk =died the roll, as was the custom, and it due
course Zeb name was called. 4 Does any one
know lai c * against the conduct of brother Twitchell
during the itikt year?' asked the Bishop, who was
prestifittg..officer..Afier a moment's silence, Zeb's
travelling companion arose from his seat, and with
a heavy heat, and grave demure countelaanFf, said
he had a duly to preform; °nether heowedtoOod,
to the church, and to ltimselL fle Must tione§;•ie
di charge it fearlessly, tho4h'irith - lie
then related what Zeb bad told him while passing
the tavern, how he slept with the landlord's wile,
etc. The grave body of the mini.ters was struck
as with a thunderbolt; although a few strides, and
glanced first upon Zeb then'upon the Bishop, know
ingly, for they knew better , than the others, the
character of the accused. The Bishop called up
brother T. and asked him what be had to say in
relation to so serious a charge. Zeb arose and said:
I I did the deed ! I never lie ' Then, pausing with
an awful seriousness, he proceeded t ith slow and
solemn deliberation : There was one little circum
stance, however, connected with the affair : I did not
name to the brother. It may not have much, weight
with the Conference, but although it may be deemed
of trifling importance, I Till state it. When I slept
with the landloid's wife, as I told the brother, I
the racers In3rsefir The tong and troubled
countenances relaxed; a titter followed, end the
next name on the roll was tatted.
:S Irt isms — Oh ! glorious laughter! Thlitt
loving spirit, that doth for a time take the burden
fiesttifi s e weary back ! that does lay salve to the
iil4; bruised and cot by flints and sharps; that takes
blood-baking melancholy by the nose and makes
it grin despite itself; and all din sorrows of the path
doubts of:the tutors, confoundest in the joy of the
present Thou makest man truly philosophic; con
quetor of himself and case ! What was talked of
as the golde - n chain of Jove, was nothing bat a sac
cession of laughs, a chromatic scale of merriment
thatAipt*firom earth to Olympus. It is not, true
ProMetheus stole the fire, but the laughter of the
gods to edify our clay and in the abundance of our
merriment to make us reasonable creatures. Have
yob ever considered what min would be, destitute
of the ennobling faculty of laughter ? Laughter is
tithe face of man what syncrria—l think antomists
call it—is to his joints; it oils, lutricates and makes
the human countenance divine. Wi.hont it outfa
ces would have looked hyena-like; the iniquities
of our hearts, with no sweet antidote to work upon
them, would have made the facie of the best among
us a horrid looking thing, with two sullen, hungq,
cruel lights at the top, (kr ktreheadis would then
' have gone out of tashion,) and a cavernous hole be
low the nose; Think of a babe. without laughter—
as it is its first intelligence. The creature shows the
divinity of its origin and end by smiling upon us.—
Yes, tut its first talk with the world—smiles
the first answer it understands. And then, as world
ly wisdom comes upon the little thing, it crows, it
cluck., it grins and shakes in its nurse's arms, or in
a waggish humor playing bopeep with the breast i'
reveals its destiny, declares to him with ears to hear
the heirdom of its immortality. Let materialists
blaspheme as gingerly and acutely as they wilt,
they mast end m confusion and laughter. Men
may take a triumphant stand upon his broad grins,
for he looks around she world, and his innermost
soul tickled with the knowled,ge, tells him he clan
creatures laughs. Imagine, if you can a laughable
fish. Let man then, 'send a loud ha! ha! through
the whole universe. and be reverently grateful for
iota os litucos.—lt a court [rely bed at
sheerness, on Captain Hope, the logos-in dialing=
took plane between one of the witnesse and the
" AK you a Cathofic ;r
N o or."
• jou *Protestant 1"
• No sir."
• What are you then re
"Captain of the losetop."
Q 47. A lersernan was vest sick, sod ills rot
expected to mover. W hinds got mond bis
bed, sod cue osysi—;lain do you feet willing we
lota maim Ain meow his iieSni aids, istr.
jos ' ilia, waved wills
_llia wear sal Wide
Wait **MOW! -
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4.._.. r . , t . srts
.. .... sod wi
~ re ati moan! Ow &Welly a scppok6 4B di at theft de De,
- Sinility i s yam bees VI *Afistribek and a Wood, a pia have soesViesemo lo tie
Jae MI. ism: gat Moir new* ai memisoldew for It* twit:. MI. Mr:44 elpy
Ow I Irma toys"' u:to Ohba attbrdig !noir lii to 'ter'!" ' .
Bernie oia Man who &dal Want to be
What's the use in being rich! In particular;
what's the ine in getting rich - My wife, she says
to me every time t get to work on a job, "Jim ;
why don't ycitt . try. to layer). a little money says
she. And then I try to distill into her mind they
evils cif riches. There was poor Mr. Astor, worked
hard to aternnalate property, and when be bad .
Id up a lot of it he was pestered to death to lake .
keer of it. Then there was poor rich blr. McDo..
none:4,, in Louisiana nigh abotil (Wired himself,,
and only had one suit of clothes, for the sake of
buying all the land that fined him. I reckon l'er
eat and drank about ten tirr.ei as mach good stuff .
as Mr. McDonough did in his lite, with all his pro.
petty. I live kinder independent like. Nobody
asks as to indorse notes or go bail for any body,.
No tenth cousin comes to my house visitin, wept
to live like tlin-cocks at my expense. No body
asks me to subscribe a thousand dollars for Noe;
shoot. Nobody asks me for money for parry pur:
poses. In fact I get treated at other people's ex:
penes every election. And now what is the use
of my workin and scrubin amend year in and year
oat just to accumulate a few %Kindred dollars! My
wile would like to have me do it, I. know, sd that
she might dress in silks; but calikeris good enough:
(or any woman. I enjoy myself just asvuelt as if
I was rich. You rich men go to a great. expense
and much trouble to teep their coaches asuilotak .
lazy fellow to drive them, but *hen I want iik,Xide o
up to the smith end, or to ay Part ot the chic Oast
beckons with my fingers and a . tour ktrwastrsam
-1 up to the curb gone ; and tAtnoil-..caly
to pay. N0,..tt0l you . don't Catchlitati
rate of the t rich .lifen of Ussariligl
air I.TheY suit - good members of society
Cause why! They buy their liquor b,
in and - drink it at home, and there. slat
cpirit about that. They don't heap Land;
ialoon keepers to pay rtzt--dont help
.thinery of society. It's liable to raise a
breeze, in the family circle, as I know by experi
ence, for it I eery home even a pint bottle lbs.
raises a blow that almost takes oft my hair oft. It
I follow the example of a rich man I should lead a
pretty life with Mrs. F. In fact, rich men are si
humbug, nod money is a humbog, so I guess I'll
carry this quarter to some grocery and invest ii
where theves can't break through and algal it. Ai
long as I carry it about I am rmblete have my pock
et picked, but when I've drunk it up no body cad
cheat me out of it , that's a tau."
Eirentnr—Witsx it Does.—We love your up:
-tigt.t energetic men. Pull them tibia way, and dm
that way, and they only bend, but never break.—
Trip them down, and in a trice they are on their
tees. Bury them in the mud, and in an hour they
will be out and bright. They are not ever yawning
away existence, nor walking about the world as if
they had come into it with only hall their soul; yeti
can not keep them down—you cannot destroy
them. But for these, the world would soon degen..
erase. They are the' salt of the earth. Who but
they start any noble project? They build our cities,
and rear our manufactories. They whiten theocean
wid sails, and they blacken the heavens with the
smoke of their steam vessels and /Matte fires.—
They draw then treasures trona the mine. They
plough the earth. Blessings on them Look to
them young men, and take courage ; imitate their
example : catch the spirit of their energy. With
out life, what are you good for, if it is passed idly
away We should ever measure thus life's em
Did anybody ever hear the story of two bachelor
brothers, down in Tennessee, who has Lived car;
and-dog sort of life to their own and the neighbor
hood', discomfort, for a good many years, but who
having been at a camp-meeting, were 'tightly con
victed and concluded to reform.
"Brother Torn," says ooe, when they bad arriv
ed at their home, , "le well down now, and Eli
tell you what we'll do. You tell me of all Etti fool*,
and 11l tell you of yawn; and so well knoti bate
to go about w.endia' of em."
" Good!" says basher Tom.
" Well yoi begin.'.'
" No, you begin brother Joe." .
" Well, in the firs: place, you know, brother Tom,
you will lie."
Crwk ! goes brother Tom's " paw" between
brother Joe's. " bltnkers,"' and considerable al
scrimmage ensues, until in the course of ten '
rues, nei'her are able to . 1 come opts time,"
the reformation was postponed sine die.—/tits
Tar same elm Mersa —lna town
a loafer was bro , A:111 before ajasix far betgdrank
1 in the greet—the fine being one &dee? "cad":
ience:The fine be paid and wee arraptted the "it
day No yee nia he, " ekwe tbs taw
1 . —one dollar tor each offence, anififiiis is the Wilk:
old drunk!: ,
A gid ce weal, who ii,v3 smote tired of singli
Nesseaness rhea orrze ri her intended " Der;
fira.—Cans rite off Wyman cumin at all, as Johti
Mimes is insAin that I shall have Ifb, an' bete*
me 10 eontinnagy that I can't hold oat moth kiwi:
I mat have a feller afore next winter, and I toot
styAi- it any k get Tear flake, Ss= Au?
yast...—l am of aid IAO mom to lam mid
an ikt lady to i juncooei
thaws ocime to leant *heady, vim the topli
sal suite yoang man.
Filo declare Sal,, yoc dew lot* pretty agent war
ed. Wall &Aimee, ain't I eat es bat eta mei
re, ml Sal, Ira bar - maxis' fl