Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 06, 1854, Image 1

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When the boars of day are numbered,
And the voices of the night
IValre the better soul that slumbered
To a holy calm delight;
° Ere th evening lamps are lighted.. \
And. e
pha,•toms grim and tall.
Sibidows from the fitful firelight,
Dance upon the parlor wall.,
Then the forms of the departed
Enter at the open door ;
The beloved, the true hearted,
Come to visit me once more.
He,the young and strong, who cherished
Noble longing for the strife,
lly the roadside fell and perished.
Weary with the march of Ilfe.
. Then. the holy ones and wtekly.
Who the cause suffering more.
Folded their pale hands so meekly,
Spoke with us on earth no more.
And with the beauteous,
Who unt ray youth was given,
More`than all things else to love me.
And is now a saint in }leaven.
- With a Blow and noiseless footstep,
. Comes the messenger divine,
Take* the-vacant chair beside me,
Lay* her gentle hand in mine.
And she site and gases at me,
Wlth those deep aqd tender eves
Like the stars. pa still' and saint-like,
Looking downward from the skies
(;tiered not. yet comprehended.
Im the spirit's voiceless prayer,
801 l re .ukes in blessings blended,
Breathing fromsber lips of air.
0, though oft depressed and lonely,
All my fears are laid aside,
II I but remember, only
such as these have lived and died
V otitiral.
Ti the Democratic Members of the Legislature of
.Pctd.ow etrizeivs:—The General Assembly of
Penn9ivania;in 180 and In 1847, passed resolu
nuns in favor of preserving the naticnal domain for
tree white labor, and against the extension of black
olavery, because " they wete persuaded that to
open the Penile regions of the West to a servile
race, would lend to increase their numbers beyond
all past example, would open a new And steady
market for the lawless venders of human flesh, and
would render al! schemes for obliterating this most
%31.b10t upon the American character useless and
You are now called open to pass, with equal
1-arimoy, resolutions against the repeal of tha
MtAttourt Compromise 0t.1820, which , sprung from
.lediscussic* of 1819. and which has been con
. ern] sacred by all men of all parties, until the,
/ env made this winter by a Northern man with
property, 1.. To evade, and 2d, when on
mailed to abrogate it.
Upon this question, there can be no doubt of the
.e.! , ments.of the people of Pennsylvania and of
'very free State, as the Democratic party have
their coat in t • he recent elections of New
hrnp!hire . Connecticut, and Rhode Island
It would indeed be strange in people of a State,
Tech abolkhed slavery in the midst of the revolo
-4y war, to stand by and see repealed, directly
vidireetly, openly or covertly, the Bth section of
A+ Act of the 6th of March. 1820. far the admis
ot Nl i .. e nn e i, which extended the 6th Article of
'a great Constitutional Ordinance of the 1311 July,
to all the territory ceded by France tp the
•11e.1 S west, under the name of Louisiana, which
north of 36 degrees 30 minutes of north lati•
ads, and beyond the limits of the State of Mae.
This Old mance, recognised as constitutional and
kiiing by the Act of the 7th August, 1789, gave
'rlCie every new State admitted loth the Union,
I , .ch was formed out of the territory included
1, hut ;he original boundaries of the United States,
the exception of Vermont and Kentucky, and
rtis furnished the model for every territorial got.
""mint that has ever been erected bt Congress.
f;om'at* Ordinance, and its immortal 6th Article,
"" 'Pang the five great free States of Ohiti, In.
": 11 ,111tnots, Michigan, and Wisconsin, with a
l'ee Whine population nearly, if not quite, equal at
Sie erne to the whole free white population of the
assn Stave Sates, and infinitely more powerful,
because not cursed with a servile race of / another
coin veloo n tune of war wi h an European may
er, Or ol tnsurtection, must cripple and destroy the
energies of their unfortunate masters, and their sill
F . , more evict crime afire b'e'hern who own no
ilaves, but whose tabor is injured anti degraded by
tat constant contact arch slave labor, and whose
Ole is lost in pairnlllog, to take cafe of the ho.
,nan property of their rich and aristocratic tallow.'
The Bth section of the Act of 1820 was passed
overwhelming inaiorities in both houses of
: : ,..ongress, and submitted by M t . m oms t o his
"abinet, composed of Mr. Adams, Mr. Crawford,
udge Thompson, Mr. Win, and Mr. Calhoun, and
weir written opinions were requested upon two
fkuestions. The first was. Whether Congre ss 1, 1 „,
tconstitutional right to prohibit slavery in a Wis.
11 71 The second was, Whether the Rth section of
N Missouri Bill was consistent with the Con.
The answers to both wore unanimously
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in the affirmative, in favor of the extension, of the
area of freedom by the only free repoblicof modern
times, aed•thassettliog fpr eitsr the constitotionali•
ty of a power whose exercise was coeval with .tha,
The same course was pursued by President Ty.
ler and Mr. Calhoun, and by President Polk and
Mr. Buchanan, in, relation to the admission of Ter
as with the Missouri prohibitiort, and by Mr. Polk
and all his cabinet, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Walker,
Mr. Marcy; Mr, Johnson, and Mr.,Masen' „ when
he signed the Oregon . bill, with their complete ap
prove! and consent.
It is therefore absurd inulAdiculous for a chino
of a frei State at this day when small men have
succeeded the intellectual giants of the. Revolution,
and of the war of 1812, to pretend to doubt the
power of Congress to pass in Act , which is essen•
tial to the fame prosperity of the boundlesi regions
of the West whidh have not yet been marred by
the fool stain i negro slavery
We are all' aware that two new discoveries Piave
been made by certain patent constitutional states
men within the last few yeare, - as if the meaning
of the Constitution when settled ty 'the uniform
practicivind assent of the legislative, judicial, and
exeentive branches al the government, was•still
,the subject of invention by ingenious mon, who
could sately swear that they verify believe that
they are the fi at and original inventors of
the improvement in the Constitution, and that they
do not know Pr believe that the same was ever be!.
fore known or used. c
The first, is the new southern theory, that neither
Congress nor the terrooriol government can pre-
vent the owner of slaves froth carrying his slaves
into any ten itory of the United Stiles, thereby
changing all the territory at the United States,
whether Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, New
Illexico,tUtah, Kansas, or Nebraska into slave hire
ritory. The second is ihe fence theory, which gives
the power, to the first settlers of a territory, wheth
er ten or one hundred, to decide whether slavery
shall be admitted and occupy for ever from two
hundred thousand to a million of square miles, to
the complete exclusion of those free white men
who own no slaves, and whose labor is their capi
tal, and who comprise at least nineteen million of
the 59,553,928 tree white inhabitants of the United
States. ,
There is not a Word in the Constitution sanction
ing either of these pure inventions; but on th con
trary, the power to govern the territories is express
ly given to Congress, the creator and muter of tte
territorial covvrnments, which are trained after the
Ordinance of 1787, by virtue of which alone, and
not by any provision in the Constitution, the dele•
gates from the territories sit and speak, but do not
vote in the llnuse of Representatives. A strong
mark of the subordinate position held by the terri
tories and their people, whom Congress ate train
ing for ?
future free and independent States.
The miserable pretence that the Compromise
Act of 1890, which relate 4 entirely to territory ac.
quired from Mexico, affected the Missouri Corn -
promise, is too contemptible to require argument
h is refuted by the recollection of every man, •wo
man, and child, who lived at that , exciting period.
By the Missouri Compromise, the South got the
three slave states of Missouri, Arkansas, and Flori
da, whilst the North hove only" Iowa; and now,
with worse than Punic fai'th, it is sought to snatch
Irom the free stales what is theirs by a (air, open,
and manly bargain, and to shelter their fraud under
the stale plea of newly discovered illegility.
No" honest man in private life would dare to
such an assertion ; and we are yet tb learn that there
Is any true distinction between private and public
The bill containing this outrage on public. faith
has passed 'the Senate; and the owners of
slaves, who do rot exceed 150,000 souls, are de
termined, by fair or fool means, to force it through
the Rouse. We ought not to have been surprised
at its passing the Senate, when we consider the ac
tual and not the theoretical composition of this
ldouse of Lords. In the Southern States the own
ers of slaves are in a smelt minority ; but they are
the only capitalists and all their capital consists in
the colored race. They have no other; for their
land, for want of sufficient white population, is
valueless without slave labor.
This small body of copealisis are the masters of
the learned professions, the clergyman, the doctor,
end the lawyer, and also of the printer, all of whom
depend upon their patronage for their success hi
`life It is the history of the nobles and gentry of
England—who at this day control the same classes
by their wealth—enacted over again in another
country on the western shore of the Atlantic, the
titles and land of the one forming the true source
of their power, for which the slave holder rehab.
lutes his ownership of the black arid mulatto race
In the nearly equal division of parties in the
South, such an organized holy tells with tremen
dous power upon all elections, whether, State or
national. They control therefore the Governors,
Legislatures, tied the very Judiciary of the Southern
States, which have, of late year'', reversed the de.
onions of feigner tribunals, *MI made them more
acceptablerm the dominant class. South Caroline
is, perhaps, the strongeit example of the exercise
of his power. Its basis of legislative represents .
tine is in reality founded upon elave,property, and
gives the preponderance to the few—the slave own , :
era—over the many. TheLegislatore th us noniron
ed deem the elector of the President and Vice-Pres
him, and never intents this power to the people.
Each Southern Legislature elms ill own Senators,
who are either einve,owners, or hope tb berg.
Instead, therefore, of ids senior of Sot:WIMP
state representing a stale, or the people of it, they
represent *418.0 which they are either puoroycle.
pendants ;And, intrnth, they more nearly resemble
the Irish . Or Scotch elective poetry, Who represent
their respective orders in .tbe With Hoes of
Lord; than a Italy of rigoblia4 Piffslairni This'
Styes the slawowner needy thirty votes in sioU
Senate ; for, on all li/cations fondling,' their order
and their class and their private fortunes,' they all,
with one or two memorable exceeons, vote for
theirown Interestiand the ezientsiciti - oi sla4ery.—
Om of the thirty-two Memberifrom the free States,-
you May alwais find some whit come under the
description of a, Provtkern 'Mtn iiotouiherst proper
ti, and some whO'itOpe at some future perion to
pass the ordeal of their own body, when appointed
to high or low rifflee in thegilt of the Ex Wive.
The consequences is now - as it'ilways as been,
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hat upon ilavery extens ion, the representatives - of
the, owners of slaves vote together,,They know, an
party sines ; Whig and Democrat Omens together,
and resolve what . propositions shall be .offered,what
voteil'iloan, and' when thegaiiihall be applied to
force through a Measure abhorrent to ihe great ma
jority of the American people.
The Rouse consists of two hundred and thirty•
four membere; . ninety of them coma from the
slave States, seventy of these members represent
the free populaticM, and the remaining twenty re
present only slaves. They have no white consiitu.
ants. The free States have one hundred and forty
four representatives, whose constituents are free
men, and of these Pennsylvania and' New-York
have sixty eight, within two of . what the whole
South would be entitled to if the white basis were
In the House, therefore, the free States have a.
clear majority of filly tour actually, which should
be equal to seventy-lour in the eyes of those who
look to the people, the only true sovereigns in this
II tier, therefore, with the members of all parties
from the free States to unite in crushing this nefa
rious proposition, in which, if they acted boldly,
promptly, and openly, they would have the amis.
Lance of southern men who despise the treason and
the traitors
It is certain, that if tLis passes by northern votes,
as it must do if at all, the actors in it will never be
forgotten, and that the news of its passage will on
ly be the signal for agitation for its repeal, which
may not stop until all compromises ate levelled in
the dust.
Having thus briefly Mate,' the present aspect of
ihis qnestion, it may be proper eboruy to COTIIIIder
the effect of slavery and slave labor in States and
territories in retarding their prosperity, and exclud
ing free white men and tree white labor from their
At the formation of the anstitntion, three States
of nearly equal territorial extent, and centrally , Bit.
rutted, started together. Virginia, out cd sixty•five
representatives in Congress, had ten, with a white
population of 442,115. Pennsylvania had eight
members, and a white population of 424,099.whi15t
N. York had but six members, with a white popu
lation of 314,142.
In 1850, Virginia has thirteen members, which
would be reduced to ten, on the white basis, und
a white population of 894,800. New-York has
thirty three members, and a white popnlation of
3,048,325, and Pennsylvania twenty-five members,
with a white population of 2.258 160..
In the Virginia Convention, of 1788, Pennsylva•
n:a was kindly spoken .of as a very respectable
State. Since 1790, there have been six decennial
enumerations of the people. Mark thecontrast be.
tween the slave and the free State in the following
table of the white population in each State at each
Virginia. Pennsylvania.
1800 '514.280 586 094
1810 551 819 786 804
1820 603 081 1,017 094
1830 694 300 1 309 900
1840 ' 740 858 1 676 115
1850 894,800 2,258 160
What is the cause of this lamentable, emelt 1 No
thing but slavery, af t hich binds free Western Vir.
ginia to the car of Mare-owning Eastern Virginia,
which deprives her of her fair representation in
their Legislature, elects owners' of slaves to the
Senate, and returns the same class to the House.
The trans.Allegbeny and Valley Districts in Vir.
ginia, comprising 68 counties and a free population
of 502.664, with but 69,234 slaves, are made en.
direly setwervient to the policy of Eastern Virginia,
comprising 72 coutties, a free population of only
392 236, wife 412,379 slaves; and all Change of
this inequality is prohibited by the last constitution
until 1865, when tour bases are to be submitted to
the people, only one of which proposes to give the
ree whitekpopulation its proper representation in
the popular branch, The fact is, that the Virginia
Conwitcrion, like Lord John Russell's Reform Bills,
is intended to keep for the'aristocraey its power as
long as it can be done with safety, by dealing oat
a small grain of justice at distant intervals.
The truth is, 'hat Western Virginia, as well as
Maryland and Delaware, should have been free
States long ago, but the aristocracy of slavery have
always put their veto upon this act of justice.
In Pennsylvania, we have a city of 'have a mil.
lion in-the east, and anothelin the west of 100,000,
with what would be large cities in the South sett.
tared over the interior.
Norfolk, the great - soaped of Virginia, hu but
9 075 white inhabitants; Richmond, its capital, on.
ly 15,274 , Charleston, the present seat of tbeSoo.
them Critnmercial Convention, only 20,012; and
Savannah only 8,395. "
Are there any other proofs waitiingot theluinous
effect of slavery upon the white population of the
slave States, II Virginia hid been a fee State, wi.h
her intelligent population,-Aerwtert of ability and
hertiiiiiri,L=ber immense agrtculttirat , mineral,man•
ufacoring and commercial resources, end her users
running into her very heart, she might have dia.
Lanced PennsYlvania in the reci of itnpreventent,
and PerhaPs evan'New Talk:
She ie'no laser the mother ot then. Her wins
detain tier tof nth i laxidslivoredity freedom 'end
the ingei`Of freedom ' ; innt bet stattotrin tbi Sen.
ifs Bettie is ratiinid Only by old'-ileolleatitme of
gni days Of her intiftentealiiiitts; and not by any
infseiot pointr of bit preient gitteratibn Of issues•
meted rialto. • ' , '
to the eteceltates Deere.? to qp there le e cbn
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suirit reheat of it! full • itijards'iittalion!ti
population. In Delaware, each county has.Ssena
tots and 7 representiativati,"elthoughrNeur,Castle
County has nearly one-6110141i population *film
whole State. In Maryland, each county, though
varying from %HIS souls i t° 41,589, has one sena
tor; and Baltimore city and county, comprising
nearly one-half of the whole popilatiOn of the
81 aY'st.07.1.410‘ 1 1" , ,IffAt" 9!11:9OtoR4 16
delegates out of a house of 72.
The white freemanoherefore, is not on an equal
ity is' to represitioitioit to the legielath4- iv(th
the slave-owner, who controls his destiny, And who
may elect's senator of the' Ajnited Stites in thi lade
of a large popular majority in the State.
It is not simply in; hiit character of sin' elector,
that the rights of a white freeman are taken away
in a slave State, bit he' is tweed to contribute his
time and his labor to take care of the property of
his rich neighbor, which in a free State takes care
of itself. - :
Ia the Southern States there are opwarda of three
milking of people without the divine institution of
marringe,—who have neither wives, husbands, not
children, except *lithe foal follows the mare. All,
from infancy to old age, without distinction of sea,
or amen of color (for the shades are from black to
white,) are liable to whipping—•cruel and immod•
erste whipping••io private by their =ten, pro.
vided It does not -affect life •or limb The infant
may be separated from its mother and be sold into
distant slavery at the will or caprice ofihe-muter,
or by the iron hand of the law. Three millions of
souls, in a Christian land, whether slave or free,
are forbidden to learn to read or write, and Vcourss
forbidden to read the Bible; whilst free white wo.
men are punished with this and imprisonment for
doing what, on be cow of Africa, would be con
sidered the chief end of missionary labor. The
vices and degradation of slavery need no enumera.
Lion; and their effect on the white race has been
graphically portrayed by Colonel Mason, of Virgin
ia. Christians " says a Southern judge, si hots
out we justify it that a slave is not to be pmeittel to
read the Bible?"
In the South, no large cities call for free white
embenheftwal •r other tabor, and ttre Iniertor is vir•
tnally closed to all free white labor by the wealthy
slave.owner, who employs only hia white over•
seem and his black slaves, whether in the labor of
the field, the house, the shop, and even In the
In a Southern State; all free white male (amd in
vents place:female) inittitritanis are liable to do patrol
duty, that is, to Watch over the slaves of their rich
neighbor", and they are called out at least ernee a
fortnight, and may correct with stripes, all slaves
infringing the slave regulations in the slightest par.
Does any free white man with his lamily and
their labor think of ping to South Carolina, the
headquarters of Southern slavery I If this be so,
why should sub • system tolerated for a mo
ment in territory now free, and thus exclude the
native Pennsylvanian of the hardy emigrant from
Europe from settling in the far West. The introduc
tion of slavery is the permanent exclusion of the
white freeman wad while free labor.,
Bat it is said this entering wedge to repeal,
leaves it to the people ol the territory—that Ise to
the few slaveholders who are on its borders pre
pare! to take possession with their slaves and slave
labor. One single slave makes it slave territory
la the -Legislature of Pennsylvania to be thus
gulled, and will any Democratc member dare to
repeat Fuck' a flimsy excuse to hie indignant con•
sti wen t
In tine, these territories are now free, end they
must be kept so, and they must be saved by white
freemen and white free labor from that day of reck
oning which must come sooner or later to the slave
owner, for it is written by the hand of destiny, that
they must either-prepare for emancipation or eer•
vile insurrection.
We are on this eve of an eleetien by the people,
and if the Dediocratic Party is 'found false io free.
dom e or hesitating in its action, it must share the
fate of its friends in othev free States.
Those who be , fieve this proposition tor repeal to
be a breach of (sit e are waiting for legislative ac.
lion. If it does not come, there only remains a last
remer!y e a call for a convention on the first of June
next. A Dcmocasy.
flow M CDT " BcrsT u,."—Man with unassuming
wives never bust. It is the husbands of such
women as Mrs Dash and Lady Brilliant, who find
themselves face to face with the Sheriff, and certain
mysterious document, adorned with red tape and
wafers, big enough for target exercise.
The desire of a New York feminine is to outshine
her neignbors—not in mental Requirements, but in
gingerbread ornaments and gold edged coal scuttles.
If Mrs Daah,gives a genie , supper—woodcocks
stalled with gold duet — lad y Brilliant takes the
wind out of her by getting up another, in whioh the
prevating dish will be tilde of Paradise, swimming
in gravy made of melted rads ii Hibbs rivalry,
not" dabbling in railroad 'steam," that brings ruin.
ation to the fast men In Wall street: The " ill
fonnne" of which they aomplain Is no 'more nor
less than a brainleei' wife.: It they wciiild come
back to happiness, therefoie; ll.ey should sorb their
attention, not to the r fineuitioiut of the eicalr maiket,
but to the ruinous ibedaditiee of their own fire side.
Thousand dollar mitten donh:paY, while the mer.
chant who purchases hundred Antler hiedkerobiefs
for a" duck of i should' not !wider if the
time eiventoally comes when n'a goods of hishinti"
lacked shirts, and *abut illsotiplied w4ltbreiFlitee.
Otr Mrs. Pariington Wei - Wool to know who
tbisitlebraskirßilfli afe qttaireling
abbot; and towit'litiiiirtuf i I Seinaliii ii bib»
real 'fat hail* be' is bet balled-Bill Pontiff heiseid
of Nebraska Bill The old lady thinkit thitttilthiyi
Nebraska is atria nom 11111 old Nick seams to
havoiitistithhii dd ii4th tbe bitOtniles siding
The follOWinglneldent sitbeatitifol and teach•
htg; that itihtioldbe:reink In eipgy: house bold T"
the country.. It develop, the Übe active principle
of kindness. • How many an erring mortal, making
his first step in vide, thigh' be redeemed by the
exercise ;otthiti sablima the character of the
kind-lleatted.49akei -
William- Severn. an "eminent preacher among
the Chlekete, "ft `tanner by trade, end • was
'rei it one!' Wllo4'ol(o'humbly with
bit go d" POO nkifitia.r,gpantity fides were
stolen. from his tannery and be had reason to be
lieve that the thief was s qnarrehtetne," &oaken
ettiihttot t *hem . 1 shalt call Julio Smith.
,The neat
week'the folloiring taliertisentent eipeared in the
country newspaper; • ,
1, Whosoever stole a quantity of bides on the filth
of ibis Month, is hereby informed 'that - the owner
imp a sincere' , wish to
,_. behis friend• poverty
alone tempted him to this false step, the owner will
keep the whole transaction secrevand will gladly
put him irrthe way of obtaining money by means
more likely to bring him peace of mind "
_This singular advertisement attracted consider•
able attention; but the culprit atonal:new who had
made the kind otter! When he mad it his heart
melted within him and ho was filled' with sorrow
for abet he bad donti. A few nights afterwards,
as the tanner's family were about retiring to rest,
they heard a timid knock, and when the door was
opened there stood John Smith, with ■ load of
hides on his shoulder. , Without looking up he said :
~ I have brought these back, Mfr. Savery, where
shall I put them I"
Wait till I can get a "lantern, and 1 will go lo
to the barn with theo," he replied, " then perhaps
thou wilt come in mid tell me how ibis happened.
We.w ill see what can be done for thee."
An soon as they were gone Chi, his wife prepar •
ad some hot cofiee,end placed pies and meat on
the table. When they returned from the barn, she
said, " Neighbor.Bmith, I thought same hot supper
tiould bd good for thee."
He turned his back towards her and did not speak
Auer taming against the fire place in silence a few
moments, he said in a chocked voice: g' It is the
first tine I ever stole anything, and I have felt very
bad about it. lam sure I didn't once think that I
should ever come to what I . am. But I took to
drinking, and then to quarreling. Since I began to
go down hill every body gives me a kick. You
are the first man that has ever offered me a help.
ing land. My wife is sickly and my children
starving. You have sent them many a meal. God
bless you ! vet I stole the hides. But I tell you the
truth when I say it is the first time I was ever a
thief "
" Let it be the last, my friend," replied William
Sarin. "The secret still lies between ourselves
Thou art still young, and it is in thy power to make
up for lost time Promise me that thou wilt not
drink any intoxicating liquor for a year and I
will employ thee tb•moriow on good wages. The
little boys can pick up stones. Hui eat a tit now
and drink some hot coffee; perhaps it will keep
thee from craving any thing stronger to night.—
Doubtless it will be hard to abstain at first ; but
keep up a brave heart for the sake of thy wile and
children, and it -will soon become easy. When
thou bast need of coffee tell Slaty, and she will
give it to thee."
The poor fellow tried to eat and drink, but the
food seemed to choke him. After vainly trying to
compose his feelings, he bowed his, head on the
table and wept I,ke a child_ After a while. lie ate
and drank, his host parted with him for the night
with the friendly words: " Try to do well, John,
and thou wilt always find a friend in me." John
entered into his employ the next day, and remain
with him many years, a sober honest and steady
man. The secret ol the theft was kept between
them; but after John's death, IVilliam Savery some
times told the story, to prove that evil might be
overcome with good.
A Semat. Bean —The following curions.circum
stance, which is said - to be true in every particular,
ii related in " Loyd'e Scandinavian Adventurers:''
4 ' Two women, with jour children, were tending
their cattle at a eluding far from home. it was the
ditty of one of the women to tend the cattle in the
forest, while the' other occupied herself with house
hokl ma tars, and in looking after the children. It
so happened, however on the 231 of last Septem
ber, that white one of the women, as usual watched
the cattle, the other absented herself for a ehon
time on a visit to a neighbor, leaving the children
altogether to themselves. She had not been long
sway. before they perceived two large brown ani
mats, which they took to be cows, on the outside of
the lenee, bordering the patch of pasture ground
contiguous to the hot. All children arecurions and
indifferent to danger. Without consideration there
fore, they climbed over the fence, and made up to
the creature.
When the animals became aware of the near op
preach of children, the larger of the twocompelled
the smaller to lie down at the foot of a tall pine,
and than crouched by its aide, as it to proteci it
from harm. Whereupon the least of the children
—that of two years of age—withoul t hesitation, tod
dled direatly op to theinimafs, and laid itself down
likewise, with ill heed resting on the belly of the
larger oneAumming at Abe same time some nursery
song as if reposing on its mother's lap I The children
recniined the while the qUiet spectators of the
scene. When, however, the eldest bad reftycted a
hide, and bad the conclusion that it was
note cow, buta bears-as was the fact—the child
wttte toyingliitb, she - became sorely Affrighted
Mearrwhile; the iiiteni,.trift#,Olautcl notrernalti lung
in dim Fame peeilicm, presently rose from. ill .hairy
coach, gathered some blue berries growing near
by, snd gave them to his bed. fallow, the beat whit
inynediately earthenrattrofthebabe i e hand ! The
00 4 00 0 4 : 61 40 11 : 8 0ei t orn.i ' il ' fl** 1 4440!?
aelofi red . t-10 ' 020**Si Whict bit .it in Iwo,
letting, the child to retsin.the one halt.
, .i'.'•
*; '• of liladaeis • •
Taichw Thugs Coolly. !'
g‘ You're an infernal scoundrel !" said a fierce
looking gentleman, thrroth.l day coming up to a
Yankee who was standing 'quietly ow the side
walk; you're an . infernal scoundrel,: sir
" That's news to returned the Yankee.qu4.
et!). . . •
"News! yen Peoundrel ! Jo you 'call it fleas 1"
Entirety en." •
You need'nt think to parry, it ci# so e a sy,; .
Liny you're an inferna l scoprultel,.inult4/11•Iprove
41 I big
.tott gror
ail a scocuidreLl!
" No, I dare say you wouldn't, but- aniwetme
immediately—didlrro; or diztyou not, any in the
premer, of certairiladieebi my tiegnaintrineeohat
It itta.ri"
" Calf! Oh no, sir, the truth is not to be spoken
atoll timesP
The Inch ! Dolon mean to eat! the n eel!,
‘O fill, ¢ir e / call you nothing."
" We well you do; for if you had pre3umed to
call me—"
" A Enan—T. should have been woably mistaket
" What, do you mean to tay that I am nOi,!
man 1"
" That depends upon circumstances."
it What circumstances?"
" 111 should be cal:ed as evidence in a court •
twice 1 should be bound Jai:peak the truth.:'
And would you say I was not a man hey? 11 ,
you see the cog-skin?"
" Yes i alid I have seen it with aarprise,eiter 5 4 'rxc
you came up."
" With surprise ! Why, did you suppose I RH
such a coward that I dare not undertake to use
article when at was demanded ?"
" Shall I tell you what I thooght I"
'I Do it if you dare."
" I thought to , rpulf,what cum has a eall(Or 'a
' You di.tinctly call me a calf then V'
" If you will insist upon it you 1n.1y."
" You hear gentlemen," speaking to vb* bistan
derv', " you hear the insult. What shall r , do ;with
the scoundrel?"
"Dress him! dress him!' exclaimed twenty
voices with shoots of laughter.
" That I'll do at once." Then turning again to
the Yankee, he cried out fiercely, to come one step
this way, you rascal, and VII flog you vrithin an inch
of your life."
" I've no occasion."
" You're a coward."
" Not on your word."
" I'm a liar then, am 11''
" Just as you please."
" Do you heat that, gentlemen 1"
" Ay !" was the response, " you can't help flog.
ging him now."
" 0, heavens! grant me patience ! I'll fly out of
my skin:"
" be so much the better for yina pocket, cal I
skine are in great demand."
" I shall burst , '
" Not here in the street, I beg of you. It would
be qnite disgusting.".
"Gentlemen, can I any longer help flogging the
1, Not if you are able," was the reply—' , At
him F'
Thus provoked, thus stirred up and encouraged,
the fierce gentleman went like lightning at the
Yankee. But before he could strike a blow, he
found himself disarmed of his oow-akin, and lying
on his back under the spout of a neighboring pomp
whither the Yankee had carried him !omit his rage ;
and before he could recover from his astonishment
at such unexpected handling, he was as wet as a
drowned rat, from a cataract of water which his
antagonist had liberally pumped upon him. His
courage had by this.time, like that of the valieht
Bob l Acres, " oozed out at the palms of his hands;'
and he declared, as he. arose and went dripping
away from the - pumpithat he would never trust-to
quiet appearance again rand Old Harty himself
might undertake to cow-skin a cool Yankee L fcir all
of him.
(tc::r Deacon. Clough took us quite oft at the
knees recently; we confess it was a clever sell.
It Did you hear of the forgery yesterday?" said
the deacon, as we were passing his Noah'. /1...11.t.
. it Forgery 1" said we. 4, No; who's been torg-
Well,'' continued the deacon, I 4on'l know
that I ought to say anything about it-1 don't like
to talk aboutoiher people's' aflairs—but it will soon
be knowo,.l suppose. The fact is, there's been &
heavy forgery committed by one of our oldest and
most substantial men."
4, Yon don't say po ! Clow long has Amen ;ping
on V' said be.
" 0, lot some years;' replied the deacon.
" Well,' who* the per3oq I Who are the rtif.
" Dania I Emerson.''
" Yee, sir. He's been forging !me of the lar
gest cart and wagon..wheala you evdt saw !".
We grabbed far an az-helve, but the deacon had
Irr If you don't want to fall in love with
don't commence flirting wish her. Thispurting .
for fun is like boxing for fun, - You put on Your
gloves in pet feet good humor, with the rpoit,lrion‘d
bt intentions of exchanging alsw amicable blows;
yoirfind yourself insensibly warmed with, the en.
thnsitunii o the Conflict ;.unfit some etducktruFh
iii Ide it eetikjtifdeoides Ihejnatier, and tho witele
, a dowutight fight. Don't you .seo
the similarity 'I , •
04r. to find Out air error, easy ,to jtse - ore'r
the 'rut!) 4iffioull. • &trot i0..0u the outface, but
melt Ilwelloatibe boaum•of the well.
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