The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, October 23, 1856, Image 1

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,fir::' ollain k: .iitrits.oii, '4tr4Tittot.p.
ciect Vottrß*.
B y HE N ; v W. FELLOW.
Thinuluo . l'ati, "P9 O Sh • f
Sail 'in. 0 Utlion..troig and gm",
- t qurnanitv. With : its 1:8.:,r14:
Wt!II ail itm to•pes fatnrryg:ars, .
hangirg_toefithles, nn thy foie! .
ii'e know n hat rfloxh , ritiki liv 1.te1.•
WhA , ‘a - oTkmen ritol of p0,.(.1,
‘1'11;', made path n.ast Tani Bpi! amt
\\ll,t anviot rang. MI t h.;ll,n,er.
1.1 %%lint a !orgy ;mil IA 'be a
sitain,l tlo. :43 h,,,r ..r
le , ;if 110- Catt'& stil,.oB I N. 1.414 attil Sn.oct,
ri% itho tr , sre roifk,
'Tim hat th- 11 - th.:
And aat a w t math= hr the:gate!
oh r.,el; w d st-raro s r.,ar,-•
fa 4false /ightx ~ n
, i 1 I.n, nur tear to brewil tile 14,8
OiII he rts, our h4ipt s..nri• nil will, tho
0.2 r heirt..4,ftur top. 2 , „.;ur
Or,r lititLariunipha,,f tear.,
,read_ iila thy— ar.. , a I %I,t e •
I was Itn nselcss thin{;, a loaely n•ed !*.
No Of osticn hung its beauty. on th.• weet%
Mike in skin arid
f::.t.. - ranee and I if l vre no
No ellimtriorrAliid y taxi n . q. ; • t
• d.
Oa the wild moor, anti ;he wind!
I.•nitb a wander/A . Fr Ant my
H e sin•iothed the pale; leaning, leaves, um
. 1 \AA . • s•s•
Mk lip, ill Ifelic..rt h•mr
My uords were 11..trie d .
An.l theric was -round me—neve
fell I •
Evr*K tap..n :ity's b.
V . !+••••ili _tilt died situ !rump. t
Man' •••pirit pert., fi •ry, dist. nt h rail*:
Tvranls of ;•arth !ye • your deel:lit
WVlien I siood fi , rtit a wi,ndtr afid n a7gn.
'J'u mo the ir.,n ci IVe Wa , :t Nand ;
The roar of riations ilty et,e•ii,pnd
To me the Cleget?n, siv , rd curd •cuur~c wt t
ram ;
I smote tte.t.smillrr and I broke the chain ;
Or toa-t-tielg 111.-mull, without a plums-,
I Tleire..d.the purpit air, the teruites4's
the Olyni;iian .sq.slentittr‘ on my eye,
Str;r-;,, teniiik i st,tetonek,.at d God's infinity'.
, •
Tii4.Jpetts of the anci,•nt Grvei's were made f.s
1 1 4 EX PLOSION ON 'IIIE 01110
On the first day of March, ten • years ago.
tine palatial and powerful steamboat "til
tett" fated away froin her wharf at Cineio-,
siati, hound-for the port of New . Orleans, and .
carrying, a gay crowd
. of passengers, who hat!
tf•en attracted by. the Splendor - of her appear
:ince and, the renown offer File id, safetyrintl
luNartoa., accommodations.. As she moved
Off, walking the snnnc waters so truly like a
ping of life, .a smiling throng stood on
itarrit4ae deck - n ban - di:Treble&
to frietals on the shotl everything,ever;
'1 e vets' 4iir, seemed eloquent of. Wye an..l
;The multitude consiste3 of - the tiSital
charactets to be. found on Wt:sr
rti vessels. 'There might be . , seen in. dos-.
Proximity . , thriving merchants with theit staid
ledger-likel.4, politicians with
t!ourtesc in e very fe;at
. mere pleasure seek
ea,y • atfitigles, , and a Sprinkling Of
.hlack whiskered gentry, re=tlem4 eye , .
vet-dress, and proftn,iou of jr wi!ls tsetrsy.'i!
Veir aeritutintanee with the biAoty.Of the
four gittenß. Besides these, 1 a number of
conr , efeatured geniiine specimens of
, ,
tali:woods imitated. the fore part of the cuh
in the,neigliborhonslof the bar. ••.
No- were the nvgelie sex 'nareirr-e , ented
end of ti.e hilt. F:very '.,tlesttriptka . of
6t.:itity aright he Ftudied there as in a pletaq.,
- ,gallery—the blue 'eyed and bright halted,
of the North, the d:izzliag dangtiters or
`li'»attlekv. and the charming , er'e‘rle with lan
Agtlid air and face- like the loVe-light
It i arata. AU on board seetnedilort-r in thei)
itrtrticula W2l ft. Nu d).uht d rte Itell
ioe!eral f..):;.lvity, and Almost 'evert - one 01)-
- i i peared to have emnyranirms ur frienil.: for f•o
-71631 cob - verse and the Atiterdluiv of civihi
1 inns', however, tnentiOn! an exception to
the renEtrk. There Was a gentleman of fee
!urin and strikingly iiaindsesitue #ienittn:e
*ill brilliant 'gray ey - efi.' rind. - a 1 00. while'
iutelie 'sal f,o'chend - , .had no „nor lin
tauee-, and, indeed, did not; appear .
any, a., he continued to walk the. htirricane
ileClc in SI state' of. p ifoi►ud laud somewila . -
n) , :ararai abst'iltetion;
_long after everybody
Phe had One was dressed in
811 ' 4 of costly black cloth; entirely .
ornaments, and 'were a piece . of a: rape iouncl
his hat as a token of recent
Sereralof the curious Lad -noticed the: stretT •
ger when ht came on ti;ard end saw-lnti -
regiF.ter Dame's; " . Capta in Thomas,.
of Texas;" bat serne theln4nisiti've parties
happened to be . old . teitui Alletoselvw, and_
tlny all oamctirred its iioe.lloollllSdOgi
th•p bad never beard -a - iambs » is the
t•riitoty illutninatvd by the tone ital., and one
or two "uggestO that he west be tie inipo.-
At length, dinner beil sounded, and
Vie hatidsolne captain destended to thesah
in ; he rotund all the seats at the upper
fiel or, he board occupieckand vra. turning
t r e ire. when the head waiter interposed,
conducted him lto the: hiwer , part: of the
talle,. a here he: di covered a vacant chair
'he ladivm A brief and involuntaty
gbitice ,-bowed that he war: on the vetge of a
t.t* diAt fai.s; but thy al'
err arr Ito ham. pmti!ction in
nions tlie_atrong 4,,, i ;ndee, save only
wa. a
..1 . 4A in deep mourning r.
might 11. this eitetunstAti(
tilt lo mind his
peculiar eila tins of her perk-q,
ted his siit!l,CAptain Thomiid
the iiktitnwi to determiti
, itt'qiedfate and almost magi
a.l . visage, shining fawn tbelOpposite seat.
It is tette he did not at 01. think her vert
!beautiful. Iler form and: features, thottgli
exquisitely spnmetrical, looked too small and
chit like fOr Such a povicall epithet ; for tile
te-m lade might be appliedo) her as - n whole
:;lid apparently in every part; Het feee,.l t ust,
I ...,is.rty, hands, feet, were rill little, sure a pair
t' latg, altieitel-shaped eyes, dark eta night.
and , •11:t- hi, dby crag :area 'ashes, se hurl:
~te t eat a 54,1 , , dreamy ,u..ression ; u line
t deli asek hair : rid polden warmth of
tier S"tithern ctinplexion ftrinislied a striking
? , entl.hinee to the fay.); ite iortrnit of the int
atottid titan. , r : -
The captain eowl.l not reniove hi* gaze
fr•ontheunique visage b• f.,.re him. 11 11 .1
et . .. 11 that fate somewhere in. but uaniletings
or•the.sitany Oretit ! thought
bid misty memory, revolving the' vague.
, Itatlows ()Nile Past, could 6i on no definite
•itne or place for identity, and r he di-carded
.!In:illtution as the image of a stream.
Presently abet raised her dqrk ryes, an.l.
slartillgl, scrutinized hi* eountenanre
in - her tout • with size* of :strange • einotion.
then, faintly blushing,. withdrew her
glatufe,', and .4oOtt returnol to the parlor.--
tint Captitin Thoma*s4,ught :. in vain to banish'
froM hie mind that one. look, • lutninotts as
lightning flashed throughout hi
iirain: when their eyes met. I. It appeared Ilk..
!pall a rec.' 'gni i l ori froth the past and A revs
tattoo of the future, and Yet - he could not
imagine•what wiai. claim that so wonderfulh
moved him. ILeottld not he love, or even
1(, for he had often beheld mote beau
•iftslfeatur t r4 withotit ttti: much as an m id,
timi3l heitrt throt). but- none. had ever inspirol
ito with stichdeep interekt and 'so
t desire foram introduction.
Led IT this rprlden nml , uz v irenut i t; l l,l,.
. o ulf.e, be ..t•eutt")!Tiiiniself urar the
!ourtL.ltt the tlitiattee to file, cabin
and 'covering his , lcuilos.lity tinder I.lle .
f reading some book, be watched- the fair
unknown with stealthy glances. 11r perceiv•
ed that while others were laughing. chatting.
and making new acquaintances, she rem fined
aleorbetl in sad reflection. one addre , sed
r:: and as Ite 'thought. Many eyes glanced 'at
her with looks Of updsgeiscd scorn and.con•
tempt. . ;• ; . .
Nor was be mistaken in this . invot.u , -.A.Ary
conjecture ;for air . , she nor only travelled
without an escort or
. a companion, but had
.4ime on boaril alone just as th- st ea m er pi a ,
about to start, the elite t f the female t .: ti •
s-ng•ers set her down at once a,s a doubtful
eltat,'Acier, to-be 'studiously shunned, or insul
ted, if . she displayed tlie,least ptesumption of
a.clai6 an courtesy Cr She ob
'sensed the general state' of &id - et:siva feeling. it «ecined to irritate as - well as pain l t i.r
llowcver, stri . : oliporttittity stain' pre,ented
itselffor an example and most justifiable re
venge. StTveral ladies Sticees-:on tcoti
places at the piano, but none of diem
ild.tnuelt coedit to them - set:yes as attsts;
Af : er they had all finished their grat - ng *lts
cords, the dark.eyed a:sinned the vaeaht
s a ., And p!ayett . aithoUt ai y ; -arpat tint ..d ol t;
• a- wild, bewitching, and very :difilcultair with
-tick consuinsuate success-as to astonish and
enrapture every ' ; uttpicjirdiced auditor.
• She then 14111 smother cif: simpli
city and 11. e ruir - 4 tender pathos, awl at- the
lime sung the words- 7 4 touching rAtri
•ftn. for tile 'dead such effect :to to dent.
Leir•like rain from a se/4'e; of eyes,. fie'
.voici!, at civic* loud, clear, and iuesp-essibly
s:aew, On the ear„-kitil . waticik red at
will - through all the flying notes in th scale
.ifitarrnotiv;ari.if a uightingde had been, int
juisoned or a viewle-s
seraph hovered on her , c lips !
tw.tveliants, 4,n4 even :: wlsketed gamblers.
botindell herrn their chairs, and swarmed tow.
aids, the dooriyal the
.drawing. room, entranced
by iliemal,riCal melody..
B ut t h e I nvo s of . the eolnful:females
a:wind-her only , grew the blacker with envy
and mortiG-atitni, and one of -theta urged her
diner to insult the girl bv - an impertinent
fluet ion. Arcorditigly, the gentleman, wli
hongted, Lem de his gaudy4lress, a suit of fiery
red hair, advanced. and Iseht with, a mock
olieisanCe--" May I be per:tub:tato inquire,
Nliss,l lots are a profeasiodaleinger r
*r dark eyes flashed 'lightning as she sur
veyed the insolent fop is contemptuous silence,
nnd . at the moment every spectator eould.per
(mit% dolt die was trausearkittly teratirel.
'need 'the red heeded
summit ; c,0 . 013
sooastar i m that, ra must be s peofessamial
sager, at I tetrOlivr,titheaf wee sprt, sod
therefore thought to raise a collection for your
benefit, as that kind of creatures will do any
thing for 4 rnoneyr - And be burst into a de
risive laugh, in which Lis female friends join.
ed. •
The lips of the girl turned mortally pale
and to el ided with agitation. A crinr•on fight
shot from her buruing black eyes, as she ex►
Claimed in tones of-concentrated shante and,
trerness •
" ;t the fashion on thi4 boat to insult-ht-
Airs who ,Banes to travel without protection I
kid lannitti that no gentleman would either
clei or iiermit such i►upertiueneet' •
••" I intended no offettee,"the red-haired- tuf
f lvgan to aro,og'ze; but at. the gatne in
stant a finger tapped his shoulder, and
strange A Mee hired in his ear 7 --** Let me see
you on. the hurricane deck V'
rot {eats of nge,
Rll4loller it
exciting sympa
yin -oTroqr, or the
;11. which faseina-
Hlid tint 'attempt.
but he felt 811
pal interest in ti.
He turned and tnet the piereing . grey eyes
f Captain Mooing, and bowed a lulu& y and
defiant acquieseenct. As the two I. ft the
cabin ‘everid bystanders whispered the strati
g I.—" For p.ur fife have no ditlieulty
. hat man ! It 6 George'Rayburn of Arkan
sas—tire most fearful dtteleAt in the . World r
In a few. tnoments the parties gained the
loirsicane dtek, while NWthe male l assengers
followed • eagerly to, witnocs the expected
wormy scene. The ruffian Raybu:n walked
op till his face Almost totiched that al& un-
Julown foe, and, uttering an opprobiious
ileManded, with a ,mile of monleroio.
" Fool ait.l m.ionadrel!' uhai
You to say r
Nothiug,7 reiblie.l Thormts, 4ntl cuulh
knot:A:4ll the othi:r dew 11.
, ,
lia~burn ro4e, %i.h a cry awfu l dell
411 :,nine gild beast, ani. attempted to draw
his pistol. lint the enemc proved too . 'quick.
lot -hatched the weal.on from his halal,
hurled it into the river, and again tneasoreo
h.s length on the floor
' With blood,rutining in Ptreams from his
iiuse,•the Gulley. pr o ng to his feet, and : voc;1-
ernied in accentp. nearly inarticulate with rage
--- 7 `• Sir, you sit tld give- we tuorial tittisfactiois
fur this."
**lle` te—nu;i—this 'lvry mitiute 1" reused
.) bum, grithiitig his teeth ta r
tui foaming at
"rWbenevey I und ulterevvr you re
t4ptatded Thum4s, ill the same- carcle-s wan-
"Nut fast:, gentlemen," remaiked the
vounuanilei of the steamer, rk it Is a .1 tern coun-.
toil:Haw; I will penal t. nu 11u:40e - inlet viem
on my revel, and au p"ti 11,114 Wit till tte
z.lup to wood."
..I am in nu hurry," said - tap:ain
ititts a made, anJ the 1!!,tn.t:11 1%,:0t
orced to
Wram the sufiposed Texan returned to the
cabin, his eves immediately sought the mini-'
tentioual cause 'of his sudden quarrel. She
was ,•eatt...l near thc dudr of the drawing room,
white arid quivering with apparent fear, while
the.light of her , dark orbs . looked dim with
tears. As soon IS be approachrid,, she beck
oned him to a chair k;ide her, and addri4sed
hint init - 410ring accents: ", Stranger, I .am.
not ungrateful i . or y our bravery and kindness
m the deft-bre ula friendless girl ; but I en
treat vou not to throW awsly your life in a
combat with that drea , lful man. I have heard
of him ofterr,and know that his aim is death?'
Tire eliallei)ge has:been pas..ed and. ae
dim.A-stinl. of Course I cannot how decline
ittrOtrt eternaodisgiace," was hi- proud all-
•• You awl ulsclf are both orphans, and
'without a relative in the , wide - world,'', she
mutnimed, in accents ' , weedy lender RS au
angers whisper by the pillow of a dying taint.
' 4 Let We be your sister, and 1 pia
you not to fight that ttion,ter: 1 will Teak
to.the captain of the boat, and have him but
on shore
In the 'tic:l'l64le, Ge..rge Raylattn, Lasing
solaced himself by 'macrons fiery pOtatiotas at
tile bar, at down; to a !..giate four lutudvd
i.oker, and soon became aLsoi bed in the elian
c.s of le ileitis in a - desperice aloud,
ue staked enortnons sums on evvry suite
cards, he received, and,a strange freak of fOr
tune sm - ditig upon hint for hours, he reekr.tied
his•wit l arns4 by thousands.
~..At length he looialsetl that each gatublet
..f the parry should risk his entire capital tot
the fe It of Belting - the 4lighest card in the
and this being assented to, be eons=
ltlelmeti.bliuqiig the pieces of paltat,4l Oyer ;
but at the Tilt/went the bell rang, and the bt;at
stopileti to woo.. Instantly, Rtyburn eutelv
down the - cards, and cried, in a voice of thun.
der Cottle, Catrtaiti Thourets, the signal ha.;
isounded for your death or aline !"
lit. foe sprung to his feet fur the purpose
of going on-shore; but Emily Girardin, the
dark-vy - ed girl,rclung to his artn, and prayed
lulu to deeline'the t hallenge.
"Oh! accursed - code of the duellist!" she
exclaimed, with startling etnplutsi%," what in .
fermi fiv.eination iu thy bloody laws--a•
charm of bell that no he.roistn has power to
resist Wellhaye 1 a right to hate thee!"
"Have yint' personally huff red from a par
lividr occurrence of the kind in your own
family I' inquired Thomas. •
.."Oh God I: how" Muth r' she murmured,
tbreugh her teats. ."Ify father fell , on that
fatatfield ; and last year, tny only brother
had a bosom friend. They . differed on the
race track *bent some trine, the lie pissed
between them"; - both !sere high spirited, they
*sot, oe the; spot; foiOve emit -otiier.
too late, end died la each other'. sneer
64 1VE ARE ALL EQUAL BEFORE AND THE coin.' LTTION.”-.ssurses 8 , chanan.
ttrase, frt rtx mitt geltea, Vittrshi orning, Odder 23, 1850.
liirupose to Ju Lo less,* was the tranquil
- Wb4L iirws yourlrotheri_ name r naked
the young Mn,i with pale lips, in a, voice al
most suffoc#ted by unutterable emotions. _
"Eugene.;: Girarkiin."
."Atid d'a'ft areliittister . . rally—once the
child that l':. played with so ftiudly in the
l i
bright days of my lVhood, efOre I wander
ed from honre and friends t" . he • said seizing
lwr fairy fingers with a cony hive clasp. -
She gavel in his face wit a a bewildered
look, and iiTed 1 " eau it be possible I - Yft , ,
,you must 'indeed- be bliwtki i n Tlionias, the
rother of lay, brother'ii mur ered friend I"
•• The Earle," faltered the .ther, weeping in
si;ite u( exertiun. to .rdmter Lis
" Come," Wowed the desperado, with sidi
abelicallaulh; "Corn; or 1 will shoot you
dow .
n of your parUtnOur !" avd he
draw a reyott - er and took twO - steps towards
his adversati.
But a mOt . e appalling enemy than man met
him by the wity. Ile stood iMmediately above
he wheie steam-devil, for
•everal militates, had been hnising ominously.
Suddenly there came a lows, indescribable'
moan, like that of some rinprtsoned
was the fiend pf . fire . get free—
and then a dull sullen roar, or rather crash ;
and the feunt of the cabin, - was shivered- as if
torn to.pieceri by A thundeilu.At I Both boil .
ars had explOiled at once, ittid killed . every
oad/ in thai part of the 3e4el, while thu,e
!a the . ladiesi. ,: cabin e.caped without injury. ,
Morton . Tiaana. and Emily Guardia eta
b•ukol the ti•Xl day on another. bOat fur the
t'aeseeni CitY, :AO ere eventually wedded.—
Sunday Tiuirs.
bit. K 11.14. 1 S SECOND ESPEDI-
The narraiive ofDr. kaoe',s expedition in
s , arch of Sir Johu Franklin has atslength al -
peared, and We have seen norwolk: from the
American rent more creditable to it publish
egg, Mei•-•st:-. Childs & Petersoti. lizis a wink
will be read with deep interest by ev
ery Anteric:,U,,arti.l with no little pride . that
tluit this Itut'itatte but periloini expedition Was
accomplished zlirotigh the liberality of Out
ti con nt r9tuitt, and the generous Sy Mpai h%
which invited the heart of its daring and in
7elligetit coMittander, assisted by his devoted
and , elf -saerifiei no. companions. The present
uotk is . prePared for moil tr reading, and the
author Las :: intirahly i•eieeted fieln the abund
ant maleritik of his journal the incidents
which Will .at once arrest and hold the mien'
tion of the .rif ader, fro s m thi; first setting forth
fittlelirir, (the A.lvance,) through' all
the perils it encountered iia &Milt's Strait,
tettter to thr North yule tlinn was ever at
tained by Mortal man, excepting Part.
The expedition left New York on the 30th
of May. 18513, the entire force consisting of .
18 men. "wltn, on the•lOth of September fottilti
themselves I;lnit up in Ren.salaer harbor, in
nearly• the ;:519th degree of! north latittttle,
where they.ientained tvo years, clo.ely iin.
lteddeo in ice, until compelled to abandon
their little eT,raft and make their way over thir
teen hundred miles of ice and hind to the
neatest Daiiisli• settlement: . It was sthile Iv
nig! housed In their brig, in fase.locked
harbor, that, the in:ceesting walk of the expe
dition was :performed. Tim igh pent up in
illick-ril t bed• ice; she courage • and enthusi
astn of the party,Were still undaunted. The
tint efforts itf ita intelligent commander were
to prepare tbr his journey, by boats and sledg
es, in seareh!,of t h e navigator, Frank
lin—the main object of the expedition.
was while Making:these jou r neys, in the ng
giegate atmitinting to over three thousand
Miles, that the great glacier lof Hutnbolr, the
mighty crystal bridge that cOnnected the two ,
continents.ol Attie:lea and
.Greetiland,w::s di.
eotert . d. tirther still to tlik. north was ,see n
the iceless sea, a vast basin of water, extend•
ing to Me pnles. . This wa- ;the realizati o n of
'the second great, ol!jet.tof the expidition,)c
complisheOloongli diflictihiys. and pet
, •
sulcient, appal! tue.. stoutest heart; tint
which reenittl only to nerve more strongly
these gallant explorers. The highest latitude
attained Wait 80 deg: 10 ruin., which it is
probably not Venturing too farto predict will
.be the highest northern laiitudt; that man
will ever reach.. .-
The storr of his wandering. is !
;old; but is. related with sue)) deserip
andSyMpatlietic • langn4e! that the Oct
totes rise !up:. %%molly and ityidly ,to the maid
and the reader feels all the interest and emu=
tion of an acituat r opect.lior. ' or rxilaer partak
er of wild adVenture iu the midst of such. nos
'el and tomantic scenes. That the - Sititnns
willhave!a.Very'extensive Sale. there is no
larger any doubt. There sere already thirty
thousand a ,bscribers to it, ticeived in-advan
ce of the wuik, and the publishers, will not
stop till they have. a sale for an tidition of
one .hundred thousand copies. It 14 publish
ed on the most liberal Scale,. elegant in its V. ,
• . • ..
pography stint superb in its; illutrations, of
which thereare between three and four Sinndred Reel Mid Wood engravin,t4,:with superi;
portraittnapS bc.,•drawingsby Dr. Kane
and exectrad by one ofOur most accomplish
ed artisti, d. Ilunittnn, and Sy Van Ingen do
Snyder. • • • ' -• .
I.lxweurits Potram.--Fer down it.-tint
depute of the Lenten heart, there is a fontain
of pure and:hallowed feeling, frere which, st
times, swell ; tip a tide of etuot inlet which "raids
ate .poweriewi- to expere.berhielt dawn) *lone
tan appreciate. 'Full Wetly leads overflowieg'
with _sublinte thoughts eta only iissigiolop s
seed Vat ibe.r pea of fire" to bold eoiraptemi
thanes& ip4to elpol!. 1 14 ”tUsgbisi tbat
breitthe" are there, but not the "wordr that
burn." Nitture's own inspiratiori fills the bean
With emotions too deep for utterance, land,
With the poetry of the heart, lies - fOrerer'icon-
Cealed in its most mysterious shrini.,.
Unwritten -poetry I tt is stamped upon the
broad blue sky, it twinkles in every star. It
mingles in the ocean's surge, and titters in
the dew-drop that gems the, lily's bell. It glows
in the gorgeoes colors of the West at the de
cline of the day, anti rests in the blackend crest
of the gathering starialood. It is on the
mountain's height, and in the cataract mar—
in the towering ok, and in the tiny flower.
Where we can see the hand of God, there beau
ty finds her dwelling place.---qooci Templar.
Chapter VII, pap.twenty-five of Comm
(HORACE PREELEY) - illd . . MCELRATIfii Life of
FitEMONT reads vertatura et iiterattol2 88
follows, VIZ.:— • .
'Draws' the Short r Tern‘—E.rtSaordinary
• Amount of Work, which he accomplished
in the Senate in • Twenty-one Daysllz
vc.s.the Cause:of Education---Advocates the
Rights of the Musses against GoreFrment
41fonfp*-- 7 1./is roles.
Dr. Gavin was elected to the U. S. Senate
with Col. Fremont, In drawing lots for tit: '
; ow and short terms--they being the first
Sliatorsfrom the S!a!e—Col. Fremont go!
theshort term ; and as lie did not return to .
the short session he was, actually, in the . Sen•
ate chamber only twenty-one dayis.. In -that
ort 14.604 of time he performed an amount
of u-eful 'wink, which would have been a fair
result for six years of sertlitorinl ser:ice.. lle
iattoduced eighteen important bills, among
which Were:— .
13111 to roguinfe the Working of the
Mines in California.
II.—A Bill to grant said State Public. Linds
for Purposes of Education.
111.—A Bill to Grant Six Town=hips for an
TV .—A Bill to Grant Lan& for Agylulu or
the I),:af and Dutnb e for the Blin and
!tisane. - • -
V.--A Bill to Provide for Opening - a Road
Acro•is the Continent.
In - nn el ritorate sNenli on 114 Bill to rilgu
1.3 t e.t he Working of the Mines, Mi. Fremon
‘ , The principles of this bill,.as I hare. al
'ready stated them, are to exclude all idea. of
Making a national rerennii out of th e se mines,
.1 0 prevent the possibility of monopolies by
Monied capitalists, and to lire to 11.11TURAtj,.
cirrr.o.,that is to say, to Lanett and ta-rtuA
rar,.:t fair chance to a ork, pad the secure
,of what they find."
• On a proposition to 'substitute for the bill
to abolislt the Slare Trade,, a bill abolishing
Slavery in die' District of Coluthbia, he voted
Nay. The rote stood, teas fire, Nays forty
. .
Ott the bill to suppress die Slave trade. in
the District of Columbia, he voted Yea. •
On the bill to punish any person who ltoul - .1
entice or induce Rainy° to run away; by con
finement in the District Penitentiaryi.five
years, he voted Nay.
On the . bill to authorize the corporations
in the Distriet—to prohibit free negroesomder
.)etrilty of fine and imprisonment, he voted
The" Ext rao . r.l I nary amount, olviork" that
u. here said to have been ", accomplished in
twenty one days," was actually accomplished
iu three. as Col. FnEmo'N'T entered the Senate
on the loth of September, and introduced all
the• • above eighteen bilk on . the thfrieenth.
Nobody at all acquainted with the - facts, can
suppose that Col. Fantoxr either prepared or
note the above bills--they were, nearly, or
Oh, made tohk-hancis by others. But what
did Col. Fitnlto - sr do the remaining eighteen
(lays ? flow .mlny or - these bills did lie car
ry •throu.o ,the Senate I That is the toit
the work he did. Would you' belie - ye it,
reader after the above flourish—why only wit !
The ,renter part 'of the others were
ticed after thew were introduced. One only
of all -thesceigliteen ever became a law, and
what one do you think that was ! Not, No.
1,2, 3. 4 or . tt above named—nOt a. bill for
etincatinp, nor fur . .universities—noi ,for deaf
and duthb or blind asylums, nor for opening
a road across the Conticent ; but one on the
.iitof eighteen introduced. "A Lill to pro..
ride for the astertainmentqfprivate claims
California, and Air the .adjueation and .settle
meat of the Itatne." • Tins Bill, which ins in
tended for and did accomplish the confirma
tion of his ?tliliteoSA Ltxn CLAIM, though
pushed by hint np to the adjournment of the
Strition he atiended,'only become -a - hiSr the
next session, through the . ALrenUollA exertion .
of Col. Benton, his father-in-law. • Not one of
nil the Bills intriidueed by him during the
Ses..ion, (twenty-one instea . &Of eighteen,) be; ,
emit«) a law. while he was there.. -: •
No elaborate spreckurav ever delivery! bg
Ain on big " Bill to negociate tile , working
of the wines" All be did was to make in
'occasional explanaticro or revisit' during =tire
debate on the subjeet
On the bill to punish any person Who
ehouldiehtiee or induce a Oily* to run sway,
by cOnfinement. in the penitentiavy jeer years
says it: irciteditay';
'but he otnittea to"oaylhavthialottOn
strike out 'utthe Bill" etidinsert
Ilve; 4 , 0te4 tbat toy person 'taw SIP
tided or induced a slave to run away, shguld
be confined in the Penitentiary tea 'sent
But, u Gnssuredesires to prove biros°
grem an opponent of slavery, why did he not
publish the following front the Congress/mai
Globe, let session, Thirty-first Cougrevt,(page
1859.) The " Bill on the subject of slavery
in the Territories," being'under consideration :
Mr. rise now to auks a motion
Pail the special benefit of those of my frient's
tint are in fairer of abolishing slavery in,the
District of Colombia, butt who have been
waiting for a good time, and an apiiopriate .
tnXsure, by which it may be doni. Ido not
propose to trust myself with the details of
such a measure, but I— propose to!, give these
gentr ,
evote a fair chance of expressing ' , ppm)
the recur what their sentiments are, unimm•
meted by any " inexpedient" and -' indis
c'eet" details; and in order to give the lar
get scope for discretion,' tiluVe that the bill
be committed to the Committee on the DiA
trict of Columbia. On that motion I ask fur
the yeas and nays.
Mr. Clay—Thew I hope we shall . have
them without discuseion.
Mr. riale—l hope so too.
The yeas and nays were ordered,
ng taken, resulted as follows :
YEAS—Mews. Baldwin, Chase, Davis, of
Massachusettv, Dodgeol Wiiconsin, Poring,
Ilale, llamlin , Seward and Winthrop-9.
NAYs—Meters. Atchinson, Badger; , Barn
well, Bell, - Benton, Bright, Butler, Cass, Clay,
Co r c,per, Davis of Mississippi, Dawson, Dat ton,
DiCkitison,‘DoJge of lowa, Douglas, Dowas,
Feich, Foote FRENIOT,. ()wig; Houston,
11,intei, Junes, king, Mason, , Morton; .Norrik,
Putt, Busk, &has jar', Shields, Sinith, Soule,
Anil:lnce, Sturgeon, Turlgift , Underwood,
Wales, Whitcomb and Yulee- . -- 11.
Again, when the hill to comp:MAW the
" . Colonization Society" fur expenses %cared
in transporting the African negries captured
from the.slaite 'pens Of—Atria*, ~ aid taking
care of them fur some time-z4lthough the
n.g.oel had been plaCed hy the U. S. Gov
ernment in charge of the' Society, he voted
nay! The vote will Wfound in the con
gressional Globe, page . 105, viz:
Nars-41etsm.Atchinson, Barnwell, Ben
on, Butler, Dawson, Dickinson ; Downs, Fan-
MONT, Hunter, King, ?Jason, Ruek, Schastini,
SJule, Turney and inilee-16.
Somuch for the truthfulnems of A illitrAe
page of GREELEY* McEutant's life of Col
F..cuovi, But the falsehoods here told by
the suppression of.a portion, of the facts are
nothing to the one not referred to at all.•
It has been acknowledged," he vas actual
!g in the Senate Chamber ' only twenty one
days." Now, let us look at another psge of
the records of the Senate, viz: his." bill" fir .
mileage - and seiVices---which with his " Mari.
iro.t4 claim are the only two he ever
had passed. itere it is from the.record :
Sept. 30th, 1830, mileage 22,210 m. 14.108 00
" " per diem 230,d.sys .1.810 00
Dcc. 2d, '53,-add, mil. 3,686 m,
1 short days Ist session 14T4 - 40
81st Congress. - - -
Feb. 11th, 1854, per diem fur detest- I .
tion by sickness, or jonr_
neying home after the lit 688 00
session 31st Congress 86d - •
88,110 40
It will here be seen, instead of " twenty
one days," when be conies to ask for • pay,
they swel up to "him hundred and thirty'.
and snbAequentiy " eighty 'six" more are
added for detention, by sickness on .his fold
hOme—making in all three htindred and -ser
enteen days for which he had pay at eight
dollars a day—for only " ?warn-mix days
actually in the Senate." -
Rec.. 317 ds pay $8 'ld:ye/428 00
Sirved Sl,daya 168 00
OVER r rD t2v360 00 one term
Now let us examine his mileage account.
By the map, SRU Francisco is about twenty .
t 1 v hitudre'd milts front Washington, and-if
wo add fire hundred to thisfor,the mail route
aJ,ross, it will be three thousand miles—corn
-1,1; and going six thousands miles, which
At $8 ror every 20 miles makes $1.400 00
Received tailevo 85.582 00 • •
Collect do 2,400 00 .
Over paid, 3,182'40 for
Summed up, he acts ally received $386 .20
per day fur he nu in • the Senate,
and about one dollar per utile fbr every mile
!Ja i travelled.
Is not such a magnificent ."Jbemcier" and
ituveller a properierson to be. the Proideni
the United Stales I Look at it., reader—
think of it.' tIORT 1110118/.*D ONR lIIIRDRRO
'tee in - the Senate,"—and the only' service
rendered, the passage of the" Mariposa Laitd
Ohtint' BilL7—EPnintt DailiGees
0. F. lloote;h1aok Republieatt member of
congress from the Roasdiatriet of Ohio, his
1r Tilton a Letter to his constituents demmtteieg
Otreont: Vlre subjoin an extract "frOM this
+Ale ; ,
I " No one need speak of theAttioAd it*Pe"
I --
anti (wire which 4his (SU 1
philadelphis 331adt Repshlican) itour,tion' ,
tirovered aith its bindtia.. 7 -1 1 1iste airs
the* who front. - the . 44 devs,iia4_ thitiny
I I I *natigal
good road come•out of an *two I
tad, ntatisged'ind controlled brills Ines Kati
16re its-master *pints., -113u4 thaw state'ittb.
Inv *boo' 60 0 0 40 1 4 aing• bortit* "Thy .
* m it 4 , that ttonyantion,.,,is, ; ,knoutt tct,the
- ‘4ountryi, -;- With thit. 2 -akseakentenk4ttithfit
tiominstion. 4Frew:oak ' s* it.LaitmtLitith
iflituling'nO ut roo t tho sskiad-; lb.
tot hope that' tintered itaitind thei
#itii - 01$-;,***li:* , 44
• .
phis convention'. Whets folk!Judge' Mc-
Lean, with all bis age, :leartdarand ealati=
ence,' his tune, ideate" _ integrity .t hopes
of quint, peace, Iparity; istetisiClocy :to
the country, coaceutrated
And .a tivan whOse only ateritke , , -hew 1% 7 ,
tory-records it, le in 'the &CI that
born in South Carolina, Cll. - m . IW the . ItockY
Mountains,sObsitited on f Butuifituunket4
ITrasshopPers, mad captured a woolly horn%
•hosen as thepe r roa to control the destinies .
of this watt na t ions And this, too, by th e
tool, deliberate, intelleatuattnen
:and, and the Noethi—ilut what dud! we _
dot If Judge IdcLean bad hello - notisnated.,
no one could htie hesitates). Ftweau - now
hesitate tahe position. waiady ea
ts steadily as I leave heretefons, opposed di` k
Llemocratic party,- and as bitterly as! de:
source the Cincinnati. platform wow, with
my respect for the ability,. age and Up*
once -of Air. BuChanan, and . , with my gustesspb,
for the claims of Fremont .nil thessranscl o t,
ly--to use no basher terns thOse trbci diet
eared Lis. nomination, were compelled tidal
day to choose between . them. should vote'
fir Sir. Buchanan." , -
DAYTON'! OPINION QV tildelg-SOlLiaii
William I. Dayton, thsplack Re p aWicis
, lidate fur Vice President, *Teased 'opinions
only a few years *toy, decidedly hoetili W the
dogmas entertitined:by tits, faction eittkb
be is now a stendared beanir. In the Uoiled
. ,
States Senate ya - 1850, he delireeed alTel7
lengthy speech upon the Tenitorial quationi,
in the course, of which he said ;. - -
" Mr. President, I always suspect, not*.
inoth:c., lint the moral and aletittd perceptions_
of that set of men, who, forgetting 44, .
infirmities of their own little sects,'
hold up their principle, their single %tit psw- .
haps al - art/dui candle, with which to ---stiew
snd pronounce upon the opinions of'tututhandk
The Whig party North, .hate? Otherprioetplesi
Scsi deli free soil, and, without depreciating this'
I I trust . that the: party will lire and thinialt
North and Sorith,taken free-soilism end - do
7itionuni, at mere party tests, doll have
oxe coststo, GRANT.. It bas.otber+ principles;
of conservatism Which ultimatel,y. must mg ,
nlate and control its destiny.
What do the "little sect of one idea "think
of these sentiments? Are they not:greatly di ,
'„,hted - with the - opinion - uttered orthem;only
six rears a g o by, .the mon who as now theft
Vice Presidettial nominee? And ttietleynot
highly pieased with tlie trust then espteland
by - birra . , that the "Whig party. will -live. and ,
dourisls L Nortb and South, - when freeesoilisin
and abolitionism, its.mere party teitsialsal
lyre found one common gravel"
roLtirics cALivosimfitt.
The billowing ,extract from a• eonunntit ,
cation in the forth Californian, a atatiat pa 4.,
per, giresus a truthful. representation of what
may be espeeted. in Fremont's own State.. • ,
. • .
"The Democrats and Black Republicans me.
hard :it it, and if the morals of the parties me,
to be judged by their , leading papery, melt*
are capable of 'ruling the Union. The inamesi
become disgusted- with the blackguardism tut,
fortunuately soprevelent in party papers, and.
turn for relief to others 'fiVo7edeocitte princit
ples, los tho slang. The people of Californin
cannot seethe Black
.Repudlican ticketi bid
cause Fromont' , s name is intimately colinetit
ted With, parties who in all their tratutinstioniii ,
have always tried to rob the Beate; Imam with
ti., it is a State interest, me have tocsin+ fon
We only judge the Presinential cazi'didatissbf.
their association, and by the men wbeiarti:ede ,
vocating their Cause; men, whose tebobleotinta l:
political- and motel, is one _continued seeped'
fraud and corruption. Palmer, Cook, and cm,'
are, the high piicits of the Fremont party, dna
of itself is sullteient to convince any math the
party must be corrupt. Fremont sad dot
firm are, so in Bssolubly united in tinanotal open
atiois that this election would . prove that the
people would rnther be ruled by knave', !Inn'
honest men. ' , His electietr would advaneethe
interests nf. -th,e' firm, and to all probabihly.
make, them cabinet officers.:
The Democrats always quarrel previous tea*
election, but en that* day they are Suited : lm a
4 , 01 id body; and while the test are struggling
for the prize; they step in and carry *tall the
honors, which! in this country, meturtinoutty
t really belie‘43 that the issue will be betweett
Buchanan - and Finale* as 'the- pee* ot
State cao never he foolish enough to Ohs their
totes for Frernont' as , hs basdooe more toil*
jute us than
.nuy other ilartysilk made-sal&
tempt to pair a resolution talents the mitosis
that foreinm capitalists could buy ttigiutithtta
control thetuts a l meantof -st u soe
6t prod s
When a
. 17 his
Ai fin's to
aloe in the
6 0TiniOat
is gass)iii willed ; : Moir
present at the -, Dersiiiesitio
1 1 44 fil iltytinh 01%6,
,cor Vitlrlititt`4la
this liottei,4lo4. Cass 410
Therelletit - erWS OriMP elott ,
doll rown-tome eithoot
itiminum* Willi OP Vtiv - 14;
toteteltilirni l74l4o , - irvA***oo* ,
Asitsswas,ll -- dit Usiairr:
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