The Columbia Democrat. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1837-1850, January 02, 1847, Image 1

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I have wnrnnpon the Alter of Jol, eternal hostility to every form of Tyrauny ever the Mind of Man." Thom Jefforeon
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From this .New York Spirt of the Time
Jl biace of legs, thrust considerably
too far thro' a pair of moltlnl pants, and
attached to couple of the largest -i zed
feet, which were encased in twin cow
liide brogani, formed under pinning to
long, slab-sided body otherwise
cus proportions, the whole being sur
mounted by a head, which was covered
with a gray 'five year olJ' (at loast) seal
skin cap. The sum total legs, pants,
feet shoes, body and chapeBti was the
properly, by possession, of Mr. Z?nas
Zenaa had been on 'a bai' during tlu
night previous, and had squandered full
half a dollar on himself, in while ey
eweetning. But his returning sense
triads him feel philosophical and on the
motning we speak of him, lie stood si
an early hour in street gBzing me
chanically at the telegraphic wire so
liliquizing, thus wis:
'ic! That's the lelegrujff
W 'ic well, I don't poorseive nuthin'
per 'ic culler 'bout them sti ings.on'y
one' bigger 'en t'othei -ic'
That's the 1 ghtin' line, big 'un,'siid
an urchin in the door way near by.
'When does she 'is atari?'
'You'd belter ax in lhar.'
'In the office, up thar.'
The loaier was shown to the door of
the building; and 'by lmok or crook'
found his way up three flightg of stairs,
into the Telegraphic office. The
attendants enquired 'what the gentle
man had to forward.'
For'ud- ic who's she!
What will you send?'
'Send whai?'
'This is the Telegraph office, air'
Well 'ic who'n thunder said it
I supposed yau had business, sir-'
Nuthin' o the sort ic', q ' i i t e the
the re 'ic verse o' the conlruiry.'
'What will you have?'
I want to make some'ic quiries.'
T'le hour being early, & little doing the
clerks very charitably deiermined to have
ome fun with the fellow, with the view
to sobering him. The opportunity for
anything gratuitous escaped them, how
ever for as they commenced a consul
tation upon the best means to benefit the
intruder, he sleppedupto one of the
batteries, which happened fortunately
to be but lightly charged, and conclud
ing that the nobs were portable, he put
led his cap over his forehead and bI
tempted to remove one ol the ball, tlu
next moment Zenaa lay stretched upon
the floor.
He arose as beat he could, and turn
ing to the cletk, with
Look here, Mister 'ic wot's yure
name? I kin lick ss many sich like
kuoks as you, as cculd be diuy into
- - - ' - J n '" i"ir; " ,; '"' " ' ' '' 1 '""' '" rr it r- . r ---
fortT eiker loi Wot in did yet
'ic nock an innersent man down that.
wv fei? Kh?'
Nobody touched you' said thp eleik.
The they 'ic didn'i!'
No, air. Yon took the'
Took wot? Yere's yu-r contempt
hie copper' and proceeded to dash a
loose penny towards the attendant, which
lay upon the machine his fingers fame
in contact w;th the battery, and awiv
he went again heels over head, across the
'Look ere enn'inued the surT"rer,
who by this lime.was well nigh sobered
'od blast yer infernal pic'ur, what
in thunder are you 'bnott1?'
'You miMln'l bundle the tool.-' ob
served the clerk, nearly bursting with
Look yere! Mr. YVoi's your nam
ain't to be fooled this yer way fo
ntithin'I arn't. Hy thundet! I'm a
independent individonal,! am and this
yere norkin' people down5 without no
lice of no kind, arn'tlhe thing, by
Ef you'll open that yere door I'll go
out o' ihis, and no quelion asked '
'That's the door, sit'
'Thai brass handle?' i
I'm blnwrd if you do, though! This
child don'l meddle wiih no more hud
ware in ihis trap no how?'
The donr was nppned by the oleik.
and the frllnw sidled cut. suppress
ed laugh prevailed Ihe countenaceof ihe
attendant, as Zpnas departed, which, as
the door closed, vented i'self in a broad
haw haw.
'You'r a smart young genlleman
vnu are?' bnvled the loafer, through the
keyhole as he held the donr fast will
both hanct 'you're a very smart young
may be! You'd like lo git cut 'o that.
uid goto your breakfast, bimcby; may
ht! A u' of ve r do pit any eruh afon
loon, j-st let a feller hoot my sz
know of it will yet.' I'll tract) you k
knock people down, gimulianeoiM'y, lm
othin' 1 will' and, from the piepan-
lions making on (he outside, the pros
pect was that the 'insider' wtre lo b
made prisoners.
A thought struck the attendant. )
isconrecied the wirp, and pUring it n
ontaci with the nob of the door on the
midf ,his companion let on Ihe bitteiy.
fhe door flw open instantaneously
nd our valiant stranger, wiih the seal
kin cap, was discovered in the act ot
antiangilar descent down stair", the
ide of his head scraping Ihe paint Irom
the edges of (he steps, and his leg,
meantime performing an involuntary
piroutte, which would have doue infi
niie credit to a French dancing master.
It so chanced thai Znas had purchas
d a bunch of lucifer matches the night
before, which had been deposited in hi
coat pocket. In his progress down the
stairs the matches had become iguited.oV
by the lime he had reached the fligh
he had partially recovered from the first
(Teds of 'the ahock' but the fluid ling
fd through hid veins, his coat tiile
were on fire, and he was not 'set for
ward' in his imagination any, by thi
last effort of hii tormentors. lie ds
covered the fire, and presumed It wa;-
pari and parcel of the 'ousid invention'
he sprang lo his fret, and with boih
band briskly at woik behind, for the
purpose gf smothering the flame, which
was roasting Ihe seat of his inexprest
bias he 'put' for the street door at ful
'Fire.' Fire.' Help yere Ow! muni
fire.' help!' shouted ilia vieum, as he
lartcd into the stteet.
Away he dashed towards Bdtimore,
A a speed which the 'lihtin' line' itself
might have been p'oud of. Luckily, a
a rquare elf he discovered a servant with
hose attached to one of the hydrants
busily engaged in washing off the pav
meni. lie rnhed to the spot a id lurn
ing short before him a posteriori he
begged him, At the lop of his voice 'foi
God's sake' to 'put him ou''
Perhaps his sable friend's eyes didn'
glislf n, may be his 'ivory' didn't shine
as he charitably turned Mne current of
i hat stream upon the unmenlionablt
portion of the poor devil's netberment'-
The fne was extinguished withoj
serious damagps,'as the papers siy 'h
loafer wis thoroughly saturated am!
having exchanged hib'tieavy inside wet'
lor a skin drenching, he departed, per
'eciiy sober, amidsi the j r s of ih
crowd who had witnessed the finue
most vociferously cursing all improve
menls in magnetism and combustibles!
Little boy, will you help a poor oh'
man up the hill wiih his load.'
These words were apoken by an olii
(gray headed man who wasdiawing
.'i.' . . . ..
handcart which contained a bag of corn
for the mill-
I cae'i I'm in a huny,'said Hanson,
ihe boy addressed.
He was in a hurry to get to ihe
echool-huusc, thai he might enjoy a fe
minute' play with boya before school!
I'he old man sal down on a stone at
the foot of ihe lull lo rest himself, mmI
gather strength for the ascen', lie gaa
nd after Hunon as he p.issed npidly on,
and sighed as he ihotigUt of the days of;
his youth now so far off in the disiaiio
ind of the Iriends of his youth now ir
the grave. A tear was brgining n.
gather in his eye, when Jjhn Wilgnn
enme along and said, 'Shall I help ym.
ip Ihe hill with your 'load, sit?'
The old man brushed I is eys will
he i uff of his coat and replied, 'I shal
e gUd to have you;l iiave tin rheum;i
ism in my tight arm so badly that it i
t no use lo me, and my lelt mm w
lever very suong.'
lie aiotie and Inking the tongue ol
lis curt while John pushed h nil, the)
sennit d ss rapidly as his fa I eiing atej e
would permit. When ihey ieclied thi
tup of t!ie hil they discovereil a rent in
he b.ig on the under Side, from which
the corn was tscaping. Wiih gieat el
(oi t f and con.'-i lar.ible expends of time
he bag was tinned, solIM there was no
further lose of corn.
'I'm much obl'gad to you,' said tin
))J man, as John set out upon a tun fn
the school housp, 'and may the Lord ie
ward you' This last expteaston w.-
not heard by John.
When John reached the school-houae.
he was about ten minutes tco late,and in
consequence received a mark for the
want of punctuality and promptness. Ii
he had lold (lie teacher the ci'se ol
His detention, be would have been ex
i?used; but he thought il would look a
little ostenla lion lo do so.
Al tecess.IIsnsen said to John,'Wha
did you get a mark for?'
Because I wasn't here when schoo
begun,' said John.
'I know that; but why wasn't you
here in time? You were only a lntlc
vays behind me al the foot of the hill.'
'I know it.'
'I suppose you s'opped lo help oh1
Slevenson up the hill with hU gnt. IL
nied to stop me, but I don't woikfoi
'Nor I neither.'
I know you don't; you got a mark
fer your job this morning, that's all you
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'You ilont know that.'
'Did you get anything else?'
'1 didn't do it oxpecting to get any
thine for it.'
'What did you do u for then?'
Kecause I ihoughtl oufthUohsIp the
poor old man.' "P6811 10 American people; and, in doing
It is ihe business of his relations to il w" bolh ,lis "ib and his duty to de
help him?' nounce those who were engaged in an un-
I. is everybody's business lo help ev. h,0' e.ff,,rl ,0 balk 8nd 10 ,hwarl ,he elTor.a
J J Af thai MmiMl. ... ... I
ery body who needs help.'
If you are a mind to be such a fool
. . ..
o woi k for nothing you may. No Pay
-No work, is my motio.'
To be kmd and tenderhearted rnyof which lhe wor,j WOuld juilge for ihem
rnnttnt John might have said with truth
tjul he did not say so. John did not
hink he woi ked for nothing when he
irerformed acts of kindness. In the first
place ,he had the approbation of his con
science, and regarded that aa worth
omeihing. In the second place, he
uid Ihe pleasuie of doing good, and re
yarded '.hat as worlh something. And
n the third place, he had lhe gratitude
nd love of many, and he regarded tha
is something. And finally, ho had the
livine promise of a reward for even so
small an act of benevolence ag giving
cup of cold water lo a disciple; and lht
he regarded ss worlh s great deal.
Did he work for nothingDoes anybody
work foR nothing when he does good.
JrT'During debaie in the House ol
Representatives on the lOih of December,
1816 on a motion tu refer the President'
Message to the appropriate rommitlee'
Mr. Kenedy, while rallying to Mr.Seriiiy,
mnilii the folbwing remarks:
Mr. KENNEDY d'd not suppose it ve
ry material to thai committee lo know weth
er he had intended lo speak on this occasion
or not. The gpriilnman over the
ever, tiad infirmed ilium that he bad not ui-
itnded to make a speech now, bu", was in-
luted to do so thil lie might bring himsell
under '.he denunciation ol the President n
he United States. And did the gentleman,
hen, intend to 'give aid and coailorl to qui
rneinieel It was against such persons on-
y that the President's dennneialinn hart
tieen ilireciodi When Mr K. heard ill
gentleman sy this, he tSnughi that, if suet
was his olj'ct, bo must be possessed 01
nervp, both mornl and physical, equal to ali
hat he professed. For a man to avow I ha
ihe object of bis speech was lo g'ne aid am!
oinlori lo the enemies of his country, prov
I'd that he had neive indeed.
Mr. GEN TUY inquired whether the
I'pntleman was meaning lo speak of him?
Mr. KENEDY Btiid, as he had detlareil
tiis objeclto be to bring himself under the
lenunviation of the President, and as the
President had denounced only those who
gave aid and comfort tu our enemies, he in
(erred thai such must be the gentleman's ob
Mr. GEN rUi said bis object had been
io show bow much he despised and scorn-
id It i t7i .
Mr. KENNEDY, resuming, said thai,
hough I lie gentleman m i lit have displayed
some ability in giving nut and com fori to
die enemy, he had exhibited a great wain
of tact in doing it; and though if Mexico
might show gieat zea! and courage on tlx
lie hi of buttle, her friends tdiowcd but lililt
skill in their movements on this floor,
Mr. GENTRY said the gentleman, ol
course, had a right to draw any conclusion
from his speech which he close, but when
ne contended that Mr. G. had had for hie
object to aid and comfort the enemies of hi
itountry, he inferred what whs without foun
Jalion. What he had spoken fot whs, to
show that the President bad violated the
Constitution, and to remind the Representa
lives of the people that a usurping l'resi Jem
was more dangerous, if not resisted, than
hundred Mexican armies.
Mr. KENNEDY asked if ihe gentleman
mended to add thi to his speech? It he
lid, it was not fair.
Mr, sho ltd not stop to comment on
the gentleman's langnge or gesture when
peaking about the Diutuoitcy's fawning
on the public power; he lliougbl it neithci
very classical nor very beautiful. Did the'riven us to the wall; they bad driven us to
gentleman feel himself to be capable of such lhe necessity of vindicating our national
conduct? If not, why did he impute it to
other? Mr. K. showed that he held him
elf above all such motives by refraining
from charging ihera upon his opponents
held h the President had a right
C , ' , 7 g 8 " W,r
as1 . . . . ,
inf'Or in the manner the otise had vrneu.
ed. If he denounced their conduct in turn,
a fair issue was made up between the paitiec
selves. If gentlemen had a right to charg
improper and unworthy mniivea upon the
Administration, surely the Admiristraior
bad the same right on its pari. Why
should the power of speech and of Ihe press
belong only to ihose who libelled their own
Government? He had not understood th
righw and duties of American repsenlative
in that light.
It was sometimes said we were a great
people, and a great Congress; but what
were we doing? Here was the seconi! week
of the seoond session, and afier wc, the Srs
session of this same Congress, passed a vou
leclaring the war, hpro we were criticising
md denouncing our own President for car
rying oul that declaration; and all ttYs in the
face of our enemy. The oldfashioned wiv
of proceeding was, when men thought a war
was wrong, lo vote boldly and oppnly e-
ijaiiist it, and lo continue lo denounce it all
through, as was done by some in our las
war. True, they had had their epitapl
written by lhe finger of public scorn; yet
hey were at least entitled to the praise ol
honesty and consistency, How did ;hej
land in comparison with men who first vo
ted foi a war, and then denounced il as un
holy? A man might be honest, and still
vote against a war in which his country
tvas engaged; but he man who first voted
for a war, and then denounced all who car-
iediton, W8sa knBve. What, were wi
'ecome so thoroughly degraded thai wt
vere afraid to take the responsibility of out
wn acts? Were gentlemen willing liret u
neak into a war, and then to sneak oul of
Hut the gentleman had said that Congreat
tad been constrained to vote a lie, or lo
acrifie Taylor and his brave little army.
Dtd not the gentleman, when be gave thai
vote, know perfectly thai before that lirm
General Taylor had either extricated him
jelf, or was beyond the rearli of what tha'
vote would do for him? Certainly he did;'
and therefore, Mr. K. sat down all he saio
in that subject a whai western people call
ed cli-ihmaclaver.
Did gentlemen, when they voted to givf
ihe President ten millions of dollars and
fifty thousand mer, expect tint was to lib
erate Taylor fiom his dangnf No, not a-
dl. Nn: it was lhe old leaven thai was h
work. Gentlemen were against thejr n-
natinn's war, but they had before then
eyes the dread of the denunciations of a
vinuous people, and thereforo they dared
not vote against it.- but now they wanted to
crawl out from under the weight of their
own vote declaring the war and providing
I'ur it, and Ivy a!l the blame upon the Presi-
This might be all very fair and very lion
orable, but how would gentlemen lookiSUp-
posing they could succeed in convincing
mankind tPat our rountiy was engaged in
an unjust war? Did they want lo disgrae
their country? Did they want what iho
said believed abroad? No; be did not think
they were as unpatriotic as Ihey affected lo
be. They did not, in their hearu, believe
this war to be wrong. They knew tin
war hau been lorceu upon us. J bey well
knew that if England bad pursued sui Ii a
course toward us, or anything like it, we
should have declared war long, long ago
But Mexico was our neighbor,, and her gov
ernment approximated at least to a republic
and she hail much of our y inpiihiee as hav
ing one, resis ed the tyranny of .he mother
But Mexico bad taken advantage
of this feeling on our part, -and had made an
onalaught upon our people. They bad
dignity. Vut Mr K. would tell them what
was the true seciet of all their complaints:
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uiougu uiey oeneveu tnoir uovernraent wa
bound to make wtr, they hated lbs head o!
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(o.the Government so profoundly, because h
was i uemocn , 'hat, though they welj
knew ihe war lo be right, for she poor, ptt
ful end of puljjng him dgwo and getting
'he reins of power into their own hands,
they thus violently denounced the war.
Was it creditable lo them thus to give aid
md comfoit lo our enemies? Was not such.
course rather unpatriotic? Here waa our
Government engaged in righteous war,
md they, knowing this to be so, set them
elves to work to frustrate and embarrass its
.irogress, and to denounce the President for
partying it on. The truth, lhe whole truth,
was, thai lhe Administration had carried otj
the war with more success iharj gentlemen
thought they could or would have done.
Now if, instead of ihis, our amy had beet)
badly whipped two or three limes, and we)
had lost a part of our teiriiory, ('especially
in Texas, would not gentlemen have corns
here in a much better humor ihao they were
in now? Mr. K had no such ihinp ss per
sonal dislike to gentlemen who thus acted;
be knew, on the contrary lhat very many
of them were clever fellows; but ihey cer
tainly were in a great error. What baij
ihoy done? Had ihey not ordered too
President to carry on this wai) And wbaj
then, did they complain ol? Thai he had
conquered California and New Mexico?
No; but only thai he held on to them,
('hey were for his not holding to the posi
tion we had gained.
Jl lo executive usurpation, the most per
tinacious, captious quibbler could find noth
ing to quibble about. Where was all thil
lo end? Did gentlemen mean to cripple
the Administiation ia carrying on this war?
Was that their object? If il was, let ihern
ay so. Uiu iney want us to lose some of
)tir territory? How could a genlleman,
'oriiing himself from a slave State, attempt,
is the gentleman from Tennjssee had done,
to throw firebrands among his own house-
'told, and to set up tbe slave States against
he fret? The gentleman had intimated
hat if we did gel any of the Aexican territ
ory, tbe moment we got it we should fall
o and quartet about it like dogs over a
one. He could tell the gentleman :hal ha
;reatly feared 'his wish was father to hie
nought.' He thought that the Democracy
mild not be whipped unless suoh a fire
brand wis thrown among them. But tha
gentleman showed thai he did not under-
-uand the nature of ihose ties by which the
Democratic, party was held together. He
judged of thera by lhe Whigs and thpiighf
what would separate lhe Whigs would scp-
irate them but no, they did not regard such
telly matters, They held by great natioo-
I questions they were united on the in-
icrent rights of men their right lo self-
government. their right lo prevent the few
fioin prey ing on lhe many These, and
such principles as these, war what belt)
ibem so firmly together.
But the gentleman apprehended tha(
there were some who were trying to break,
ur Union; he wondeied whet could have
put that into the gentleman's head. Ha
jtui wanted to see any man try it. He
on Id tell lhat gentleman that if all the poli
tician! jn bolh our great parties were lo lay
aside all party strifes, and unite hand (q
'.and lo effect a dissolution of this Union,
hey could nol do it. No, the great masses
f the people knew full well its Inestimable
value and tbsy would hiss oul of sight the
nan who should propose to Ihe u such an
id and he would soon become what aH
would sooner or later become who occupied,
themselves in vilifying their own Govern-;
ment when engaged in a just war.
Mr, K. had not risen here to vindicate
the Piesidenl he cared no moie for tha
'resident than he did for any oihrr man
lhat treated him genteelly. Dot he was
the executive magistrate, and Mr. K. hnpei)
'ie should be spared the self-mortification
i,f ever denouncing him as a liar, Mr. K .
isserted that if the Pre-ident had failed lo
idvan.e his army to the Kio Grande, when.
and as he had done, and to maintain hi
potition there, he would have been justly
mpeachahle, and, what was worse, be be
ieved that in thai case the Opposition
ould have tried their hand trt impeaehinj
We had adopted Texas into Ihhj Union