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BY J. HARBT HATWARfV.
Cod of our fathers, now extend
Thy ever gracious hand,
And grasp from fell destruction's powr
Our poor, distracted land
The land so blest by Thee with afl
A nation could desire,
Where like a beacon for the world
Has burned dear Freedom's fire.
God of oar fathers, strll the storm
That sweeps across our shore,
-And into every throbbing heart
The sweats of concord pour ; -Bid
Thou the winds oi passion Stay,
' 'The wavesof auger keep
No longer let the fearfu! gale
'Round Freedom's -cradle sweep.
God of onr father's give us. light,
t Turn darkness into day,
Let wisdom in our Councils rjt,
'Mid those whd would betray,
Oh ! yield them light, thai they may see
How fearful is the bldw
That gives a nation to despair
. Aud Freedom up to woe !
tiod of our fathers, He who hears
The so nl's least whisper'd prayer,
Now listen to our people's voice,
And take them ''neath thy care,
Thv hand is mighty to protect.
Thy voice the dead may wake
Stretch forth thy hand-oh! speak the word,
For our dear country's sake !
Tne Inaugural Address of President Lincoln.
Fxllow CiTizms or rut Unitcd Statcs :
In compliance with a custom as old as
Ihe Government itself, I appear before you !
o address you briefly, and to take, in your
presence, the oath prescribed by the Con j
etitution of the United States, to be taken '
by the President before he enters upon the '
execution of his office.
" I do not consider it necessary at present
Tor me to disenss those matters of adminis-
iralion about which there is no special anx- '
Seiy or excrement. j
Apprehension seems to exist among the
people of the Southern Stales, that by the !
"accession of a Republican administration, '
their property and their peace, and their 1
personal security are to be endangered. j
Tnere has never been any reasonable cause
Tor such apprehension.
Indeed, the most ample evidence to the
'contrary has all the while existed and been ;
tipen to their inspection. It is found in all ;
Ibe published speeches of him who now '
addresses you. I do but quota from one of ;
these speeches, when I declare that "I have !
no purpose, directly or indirectly, to inter- j
fere with the institution of slavery in the .
States where it exists. 1 believe I have no j
lawful right to do so. " And I have no in- j
rlination do so.' Those who nominated !
and elected me, did so with the full knOwl-
edge that I had made this and many simi
lar declarations, and had never recanted
them. ' And more than this they placed in
ae platform, for my acceptance, as a law
lo tnemselves and to me, the clear and em,
phatle resolution, which I now read i
Retched, That the maintenance inviolate
Tf the rights of the States and especially
the right ol each State to order and control
its own domestic institutions according to
Sis own judgement exclusively, is essential
to that balance of power on which the per
fection and enduranee of our political fabric
tlepend and we denounce the lawless in
vasion by an armed forced of the soil of
anj sta'e or territory, no matter under what
pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.'
- I now reiterate these sentiments, and in
doing so, I only press upon the public at
tention the most conclusive evidence of
which the care is susceptible. That the
property, peace and eecority of no sec'.ion
re to be In anywise endangered by the
I add, $oo, that all the protection which
consistently with the Constitution and the
lawn can be given will be cheerfully given
to all the States when lawfully - demanded,
fc'r whatever cause, as cheerfully to one
lection as to another. ...
There is much controversy about Ihe de
Ihreriag of fugitives from service of labor
The clause t cow read is as plainly written
in the Constitution as any other of its pro
visions. " ' 1 :
"No person held to service or labor in a
ute undo: the laws thereof, escaping into
another, shall, in consequence of any law
cr regulation therein, be discharged from
ecch service or jabot, but shall be delivered
cp on claim of the party to whom such ser
jaor labor may be due." '
It is scarcely questioned that this provis
S foa was intended by those who made it for
the reclaiming of what we call fugitive
slaves, and the intention of the law -gi vet
f is the law. AH members of Congress swear
their support to the whole Constitutior--to
this provision as much as any other.
To tha proposition then that slaves whose
c : ; cr-."3 wiihia ths tertss of this clause,
End "shall ba delivered up" their oaths are t
titanic: dus. Vovr, if they wonli make the I
c-Tort in 0Qd t;r.-.per, CsuU they not with!
nearly equal unanimity frame a law to keep
good that unanimous oath. j
There is some difference of opinion ;
"whether this"clause should be enforced by
national or State authority, but surely that
difference is not a very material one. If!
the slave is to be surrendered, it can be of '
but little consequence to him or to others j
by which authority it is done.
And should any one, in any case, be con-
Tent that his 3a1h shall be unkept, or a
merely unsubstantial controversy a to how
it shall be kept 1 Again In any law upon
this subject, Ought not all the safeguards of
liberty known in civilised and humane ju
risprudence lo be introduced, so that a
freeman may not be, in any case surrender
ed as a 6ave !
And might it not bo well, at the same
Vime, to provide by law for the enforcement
of that clause in the Constitution, which
guarantees that "the citizens of each State
shall be entitled 'o all the provisions and
Immunities of citizens inthe several States?''
1 take the official oath to-day with no
mental reservations, and with no purpose
to construe the Constitution or laws by any
hypercritical rules. And while I do not
choose now to specify , particular acts of
Congress as proper to tB enforced, I do
suggest that it wi'l be much safer for all, but
in official and private stations to conform to
and abide by all these acts which stand on
repealed than to violate any ot them, trust
ing to find impunity in having them held to
It is nearly seventy-two years since the
first inauguration of a President under our
National Constitution. Outing that period
fifteen different and greatly distinguished
citizens bare in succession administered
the executive branch of the government.
They have conducted it through many per
ils, and generally with great success. Yet
with alt this scope for precedent I now en
ter upon the same task for the brief term of
four years, under great and peculiar diffi
culty. A disruption of the Federal Union
heretofore only menaced, is now lormida
bly.attempied. 1 hold that in contempla
tion of the universal law and of the Consti
tution, the Union of these States is perpet
ual. Perpetuity is implied it not expressed
in the tundamental law of all national gov
It is safe to assert that if the government
proper never had a provision in its organic
law for its own termination. I shal con-
tinue to execute all the express provisions j
of our national constitution, and the Union
will endure forever, it being impossible to
destroy it, except by some action noi found
in the instrument itself.
Again, if the United Slates be riot a Gov
ernment proper, but an association of States
in the nature of a conitact merely, can it
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be peaceably unmade bv less than all the
parties who made h? 0,,e party to the
contract may violate it, break it, so to speak
does it not require all to lawfully rescind
Descending Trom these general principles
we find the proposition that in legal con -
templation the Union is perpetual, confirm-
edby the history of the Union itself the
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Union is much older than thrf Constitution.
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sociation in 1774. It was matured and
continued by the Declaration of Indepen-
dence in ITT6. It was further matured, and
the faith of all the then thirteen States ex-
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pressly phghted and engaged that it should
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anon in 1778, and finally, in 1789 One of
the declared objects for ordaining and es
tablishing the constitution was to form a '
more perfect Union ; but if the destruction
of the Union by one, or by a part only of
the States be lawfully possible, tne Union
is less than before the Constitution.
The Constitution having lost the vital ele
ment of perpetuity, it follows from these
views that no State upon its own mere mo
tion can lawfully get out of the Union.
That resolves and ordinances to that effect
are legally, void, and that acts of violence
within any State or States against the au
thority of . the United States are insurrec
tionary or revolutionary, according to cir
cumstances. I therefore consider that in view of the
Constitution and laws, the Union is unbro-
ken, and to the extent of ray ability 1 shall
take care as the Constitution expressly en -
joins on me, that the laws ot the Union be
faithfoly executed in all the States During
this I deem lo be only a bimpltt duty on my
part, and I shall perform it so fat as prac
ticable, unless my rightful masters, the
American people, shall withold the requi
site means, or in some authoritive manner
direct the contrary. I trust this will not be
regarded as a menace, but only as the de
clared purpose of the Union that I will con
stitutionally defend and maintain it. In
doing this ihere needs be no bloodshed or
violence, and there shall be none, unless it
be forced upon the national authority k
The power confided to me wilt be used
to hold, occupy and possess the property
and places belonging to the Government,
and to collect the duties on imports, but
beyond what may be necessary for these
objects, there will be no invasion, no using
of force against or among the people any
where. Where hostility in any interior
locality shall be eo great and so universal
as to prevent competent resident citizens
from ho Id ir 3 Federal officer, there will be
no attempt to force obnoxious strangers
among the people for that object, .while the
strict legal right may exist in the govern
ment to enforce the exercise of these offi
ces, the attempt to do so would be so irri
tating and co nearly impracticable with al!
that I deem it better to forgo for a lime the
use of such offices.
The mails, unless repelled, will continue
o be futniBhed in all parts of the Union so
fir as possible. The people everywhere
shall have that sense of perfect security
which the most favorable and Calm thought
and reflection can rive The sourse here
indicated will be followed, unless current
ever.ts acd experience shall show -a modi
j fication or change Td be proper, And in
every case and exigency my best discretion
will be exercised, according to circumstan
ces actually existing, and with a view and
a hope of a peaceful solution 01 the Nation
al troubles, and the restoration of fraternal
sympathies and affections.
That thrt art persons in one section or
another, who seek to destroy the Union at
all events, and are glad Of any pretext to do
it, f will neither affirm or deny, but if there
be such, I need address no word to them.
To those, h'owevet. Who really love the
Union, may not speak, before entering
upon so grave a matter as the 'destination
of our national fabric, with all its benefits
its memories, and hope, would it not be
wise to ascertain previously,.wby we do 60.
Will you hazard so desparate a step while
there is any possibility that any portion of
the ills you fly from have no real existence?
Will you think the certain ills you fly to are
greater than all the real ones you fly from?
Will you risk the commission of so fearful
a mistake ? All profess to be content in the
Union if all Constitutional tights can be
maintained Is it true then that any riahl
plainly written in the Constitution has been
tnio,l 1 I think nnt. Hannilv lh htimafi
mind is constituted tnat no party can reacn
to the audacity of doing this.
Think, if you can, of a ingle instance in
which a plainly written provision of the
Constitution has ever been denied. If, by
the mere force of numbers, a majority shall
deprive a minority of any clearly written
Constitutional right, it might, in a moral
point of view justify a revolution. It cer-
ptainly would, if such a right were a vital
one. But such is not our case.
All :he vital tights of minorities and of in
dividuals are so plainly assured to them by
affirmatives and negatives, guarantiees and
prohibitions in the Constitution, that con
troversies never arise concerning them.
Hut no organic law can be framed with a
provision specficably applicable to every
question which may occur in practical ad-
No President can anticipate, nor any doc
ument "f reasonable length contain express
provisions for all possible questions.
For instance, why may not any portion
of a new confederacy, a yeat or two hence,
arbitrarily sStfeJe again, precisly a9 por-
! secede from it? All who cherish disunion
j Mnlittnenta erenow being educated to the
, exact temPer of do,nS ,h,s-
I 18 there pnch Per,ect idenlUv oT ,nteres8
arnonu the Slates, to compromise a new
! Union, as to produce harmony only, and
' PreTent renewpd "cession ? Plainly the
cenlral idea of "cession is the essence of
1 A majority, held in restraint by constitu-
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1 tional checks and limitations, and always
t,KnM...nAndltt a- it h K A Halt Ka ro t A h O tf fVAa
: of popular opinions and sentiments, is the
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Whoever rejects it, does of necessity fly
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; to anarchy ot despotism. Unanimity is
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1 impossible The rule of a minority as a
! ciiliaucill aiiuiigv.iiiv.Mi .17 .,tj ittuvj 111 iu
i sable, so that rejecting the majority princi
pie ; anarchy and despoiibm in some form
is all that is left.
I do not forget the position assumed by
some that constitutional questions are to be
decided by the Supreme Court. Nor do I
deny that s jch decisions must be binding
in any case upon the parties to a suit as to
the object Of that suit, whiie they are also
entitled to very high respect and consider
ation in all parallel cases by all other De
partments of the Government.
And while it is obviously possible that
such decision may be eroneous in any giv
en case, still ihe evil effect of following it
being limited to that particular case, with
the chance that it may be overruled, and
never bpcomH a orucedent for other cases.
an hfM,i, h Snt,n lhan onl(, th(, viU nf
a different praclice. At the same time the
' - . , m . confe!(9 ,hat ,he oli.
cy of the Government upon vital questions
effecting the whole people is to be irrevo
cably fixed by the decisions of the Supreme
Court,, the instant they are made in ordina
ry litigation between parties in personal
actions, the people will have ceased to be
their own tulers. having to that extent
practically resigned their government into
the hands of that eminent tribunal.
Shall fugitives from labor be surrendered
by national or State authority ? The Con
stitution does not expressly say.
May Congress prohibit slavery in the
territories ? The Constitution does not ex
pressly fray. Must Congress protect sla
very in the territories? The Constitution
does not expressly say. From questions of
this class spring all our Constitutional con
troversies, and we divide upon them into
majorites and minorities.
It the minority will not acquiesce, the
majority mast, or the government must
cease. There is no other alternative for
continuing the Government, but acquies
cence on the one side or the other. II a
minority in such case will secede rather
than acquiesce,. they make a precedent,
which in time will divide aud ruin them
for a minority of . their own will secede
from them whenever a majority refuses to
fee controlled by such a minority.
Nor is there in this view any assault up- patriotism, christianty, and a firm reliance
on the Court or the Judges It is a duty on Him who has never yet forsaken this fa
Irom which they may not shrink to decide vOred land, are still competent to adjust, in
cases properly brought before them, and it the best way, all out present difficulties,
is no fault Of theirs if others seek to turn . In your hands my dissatisfied countrymen
their decisions to political purposes. One , and not in mine is the momentous issue of
section of Our country believes that slavery ' cml war; the government will not assail you.
is right and Ought to be extended, while the You can have no conflict without bemgyour
other believes it is wrong and ought not to selves the aggressors. You have no oath
be extended. This is the Only Substantial
dispute. The fugitive slave clause of the
Constitution and the law for the suppres
sion of the foreign slave, are each as well
enforced perhaps as any law ever can be in
a community where the moral sense of the
people imperfectly supports the law itself
The great body of the people abide by
the dry legal obligation in both cases, and
a few break over in each. This 1 think
canndl bo perfectly cured, and it would be
worse in both cases after the separation of
the sections than before. The foreign
Slave trade now imperfectly suppressed,
would be ultimately revived without re
striction in one section, while fugitive slaves
now only partially surrendered would not
be surrendered at all by the other.
Thysically speaking, we cannot separate.
We cannot remove our respective sections
from each other, nor build an impassible
wall between them. A husband and wife
may be divorced to go out of the presence
and beyond the reach of each other.
But the different parts 'of our country can
not d6 this They cannot but remain face
lo face, and an intercourse either amicable
or hostile must continue between them. Is
it possible, then, to make that intercourse
more advantageous or more satislactory
after separating than before? Can aliens
make treaties easier than friends can make
Jaws? Can treaties be more faithfully en
forced between alien than laws among
Suppose yon go to war, yon cannot fight
always, and when, after much loss on both
sides 'and no gain On either, you cease
fighting the identical old questions as to
terms of intercourse are again upon you.
This country with i;s iriStitu'.ions belong to
the people who inhabit it.
Whenever they shall grow weary 6f the
existing Government, they can exercise
their constitutional right of amending it, or
their revolutionary Jight to dismember or
I cannot be igno:ant of the fact that many
worthy and patriotic citizens are desirous
of having the National Constitution amen
ded. While I make no recommendations
nf amendments, I fully recognize the rght
ful authority of the people over the whole
subject to be exercised in either of the
modes prescribed in the instrument itself, j face o ,hal morningt and lhe little half ar
aud I should, under existing circumstances j ticulate voice wouj have been faintly re
favor rather than oppose a tair opportunity j memt)ere(J bj tne mother had they gradu
being afforded the people to act upon it. J ay djed in boyhoo(1 aa manhood ; but
i wiil venture to add that to me the Con- , fhat day Rlereotyped them ; they remained
vention mode seems preferable, inasmuch uncnanged.
as it allows the amendment 10 originate . Have you seen, my reader, the face that
with the people themselves, instead only had grown old in life, grow young after
of permitting them to take or reject a prop- death? the expression of many years
osition originated by others, not especially ince, lost for long, come out startingly in
chosen for the purpose, and which might the features, fixed and cold? Ever one
hot be precisely such as thty would not has seen it; and it is tometimes strange
wish to either accept or refuse. : how rapidly the change takes place. The
I understand a proposed amendment to rnarks of pain fade out and with them the
the Constitution, which amendment, how- marks of age. I once saw an aged lady die.
ever, I have not seen, has passed Congress sne had borne sharp pain lor many days
to the effect that the Federal Government , wjth the endurance of a martyr ; she had to
shall never interfere with the domestic in- Dear nharp pain to the very last. The fea
stitutions of the States, including that of i mres were tense and "rigid with suffering;
persons held to service. To avoid a mis- ey remained so while life remained. It
struction of wt.at I have said, I depart from was a beautiful sight to see the change that
my purpose not to speak of particular took place in the very instaut of dissolution,
amendments so far as to say that holding j The features, sharp for many days with
such a provision to be now impliedly as j pain, in that instant recovered the old as
constitu.ional law, I have no objection to j pect of quietude, which they had borne in
its being made express and irrevocable. health ; the tense, tight look was gone.
The Chief Magistrate derives all his au- j you saw the signs of pain go out. You felt
thority from the people, and they have con- j that all suffering was over. It was no more
ferred none upon him to fix times fot the j of course than the working of physical law;
separation of the States. The people them- ' but jn that case it seemed as if there was a
selves can do this also if they chose, but
the executive, as such, has nothing to do
with it. His duty is to administer the pres
ent government as it came lo hi- hands,
and to transmit it unimpaired by him to his
successors Wh should there not be a
fraternal confidence in the ultimate justice
of the people ? liMhere any betier or equal
hope in ihe world ?
in our present differences is either patty
without faith of being in tight if the Almigh I
ty Ruler ol nations with bis eternal truth
and justice upon your side of the North, ot
on yours of the South, that truth and justice
will surely prevail by the judgment of this
great tribunal, the American people by the
frame ot the Government under which we
live; this same people have wisely given
their servants but little power for mischief,
and have with equal wisdom provided for
the return of that little to their own hands
at very short interval. While the people re
tain virtue and vigilance no administration
by any extreme of wickedness or folly can
very seriously injure the government in the
short space of four years. My countrymen
one and all, think calmly and well upon
this subject; nothing valuable can be lo6l
by taking time. If there be an object to hur
ry any ol you in hot haste to a step which
you would never take deliberately, that ob
ject will be frustrated by taking time, but no
good object can be frustrated by it Such
of you as are dissatisfied stilt have the old
Constitution, unimpaired, and on the sensi
tive point the laws of your own framing un
der it; while the new administration will
have no immediate power, if it would, to
change either, if it were admitted that
you who are dissatisfied hold the right side
in the pispute; there still is no single good
registered in heaven to destroy the govern
ment while I shall have the most solemn
one to preserve, protect and defend it. I
am loth to close. We are not enemies but
friends. We must not be enemies. Though
passion may have strained, it must not
break our bonds of affection. The mystic
chords of memory stretching from every
battle field and patriotic gravrj to every lov
ing heart and hearthstone all over this broad
land will yet swell the chorus ot the Union,
when again touched, as surely as they will
be the better angels Of our nature.
The dead are the only people that nevet
grow Old. There was Something typical in
the arrestment of time in the case of the
youthful miner, of whom we have already
poken. Your little brother or sister that
died long ago remains in death and in re
membrance the same young thing forever.
It is fourteen years this evening since the
writer's sister left this world. She was
fifteen yeaTS old then she is fifteen .years
old yet. I have grown older since by four
teen years, but she has never changed as
they advanced ; and if God spares me to
four-score, I never shall think of her as oth
er than the youthful Creature she faded
The other day 1 listened as a poor woman
told of the death of her first-born child. He
was two years old. She had a small washing-green,
across which was stretched a
rope that came in the middle close to the
ground. The boy was leaning on the rope,
swinging backwards and forwards, and
shouting with delight. The mother went
into her cottage and lost sight ot him for a
minute; and when she returned the little
man was lying across the rope, dead. It
had got under his chin ; he had not sense
to posh it away: and he was suffocated
The mother told me, and I belive truly,
that sl.e had never been the same person
since; but the thing which mainly struck
me was, that though it is eighteen years
since then, she thought of her child as an
infant of two years yet ; it is a little child
she looks lor to meet at the gate of the Gol
den City. Had her child lived he would
have been twenty years old now; he died,
and he is only two ; he is two yet ; he will
never be more than two. The little rosy
further meaning conveyed. And to it
seems to me when the young look comes
' back on the departed Christian's face.
I Gone, it seems to say, where the progress
of time 9hall no longer bring age or decay.
Gone where there are beings whose life
may be reckoned by centuries, but in whom
life is fresh and young, and always will be
so. Close the aged eyes ! Fold the aged
hands in rest ! Their owner is no longer.
Lrorx Recollections of a Country Pursoii.
a m .
tA Warning to EtXHRt I'lathis. A
young man in Rochester, who is very fond
of euchre and also very fond of the daugh
ter of a pillar of one of the churches, was
taking tea at the houe of his adored a short
time since, and had some fruit cake offered
him. Being somewhat confused on ac
count of his situation, a the cake was held
out, "I pass." The father hearing himj
and having played some in his younger
days, was horror struck at his infatuation
for the game, and thought he would leach
him a lesson. He spoke bluntly "You
pass, do you? then, 1 order you up and
there's the door ; I shall make a march l"
One Drop at a Time. Have you ever
watched an icicle as it formed ? You no
ticed how it frozo one drop at a time until
it was a foot long or more It the water
was clear, the icicle remained clear, and
sparkled brightly in the sun, but if the wa-
ter was but slightly muddy, the icicle look
ed foul, and its beauty was spoiled. Jut
so our chatacters are forming one little
thought, ot feeling at a time adds its influ
ence If each thought be pure and right,
tho soul will be lovely, and will sparkle
with happiuess ; but if impure and wrong,
there will be final deformity and wretched-
Let but the heart be beautiful,
And I care not for the face,
I heed not that the lorm may want
Pride, dignity, or grace.
Let the mind be filled with glowing thiol's
And the soul with sympathy.
And I care not if the cheek be pale,
Or tha eye lack brilliancy.
What though the cheek be beautiful,
ft soon mast loose its bloom ;
The eye's bright lustre soon will fade
In the dark and silent tomb;
But the glory of the sonl will live
Though the joyous life depart,
And the magic Charm can never die.
Of a true and noble heart.
The lips that utter gentle words
Have a beauty all their own,
And more I prize a kindly voice
Than music's sweetest tone ;
And though its sounds are harsh or shrill,
If the heart within beat free,
And ecnoes back each glad impulse,
'Tis all tho world 10 me.
Scene in a Gambling Honse.
The following very remarkable circum
stance is vouched for by Green, the reform
ed gambler, which we condense from his
work on gambling. There is a degree of
romance attached that in a degree relieves
it of the horror exci'ed by the catastrophe.
It occurred at New Orleans some years ago.
A sea captain was in the habit of frequent
ing a roulette table, kept by a Frenchman,
in company with a party of gamblers.
Green remarks that they played vith more
fairness then than is customary or general
now. The Captain wa evidently influenc
ed in his visits more by a wish to kill time
lhan for any passion for the sport. He had
visited ihe room frequently, and his invari
able bet was twenty five cents, and winner
or loser he never increased it. He visited
the place on the night in question.
The sea captain, having placed bin bet
upon the red, sat with bis head leaning up
on his hand, as if to await the result of the
game. The ball fell into the column, and
he was the minner. The wheel started
agaio, but lh captain did not move, and
contrary to usual practice, the amount of
his bet was doubled. He won the second.
third, fonrth, and fifth, the amount doub
ling each time. Thus it went oh io the
eighth time, when the gamblers began lo
ge. excited, and uttering loud curses, ex
claimed, "He wins again 1" Al this many
who were in the room gathered around the
table. The result of the ninth and tenth
being the same, one of them cried out, "He
is a fool ! why don't he make sure of what
he has won ?" The eleventh, twelfth, and
thirteenth brought the same result, and
many exclaimed, "He is mad 1"
But the game went on and the captain
continued heedless. The fourteenth was
in his favor. At the fifteenth thousands
were at stake, from the small beginning of
twenty-five cents, and all eyes seemed fix
ed in amazement. Still he won. The six
teenth was the same. The bankers vocif
erated enrees on the wheel player. Others
urged the captain to withdraw at least a
part of his winnings. ''Sixteen thousand
dollars'.' were at stake for the seventeenth
The ball flew like lightning, but there was
no change. The money was piled up be
fore the captain In heavy bank notes, but
he moved not a finger nor uttered a word.
At this juncture a husky voice, ia sea
man's phrase, was heard "Haul in cap
tain ! you don't bet all that pile against this
set of land pirates ! Haul in !" and a hand
was stretched forth from one at ihe table,
grasping the money and depositing it in a
bat. Having thus secured the money, he
seized the captain by the shoulder, saying,
"Come, you have a full cargo, it's time to
set sail" when horrible to relate, tne
corpse of the Captain fell against him. He
had teen sitting with his bead upon his
hand throughout all this exciting scene,hav
ing died while in the act of betting the first
quarter. The mate called for water, and
dashed it in his face; then for spirits; but
all efforts to resuscitate him were in vain.
Life was extinct.
The gamblers then demanded that the
money should be refunded ; but the mate
had rolled it up in a handkerchief, but in
the hands of a cabin boy, and charged him
to tun with it for his life to the ship, deliv
er it 10 the clerk, and summons the crew to
the gambling house. The confusion was
so great that the boy slipped away unno
ticed. When the corpse was laid on the plank
the gamblers again demanded the money
of the mate, stating that, as the captain had
undoubtedly died betting the first quarter,
justice required that it should be returned
to the bankets. The mate, in a tone of de
fiance, replied that the orphan children of
the captain needed the money, and should
have it. Force was then threatened if he
refused lo give it up. Seeing that their
threats were unheeded, they rushed upon
him with violence, seized the hat and bore
it off, supposing that they had thus secured
the money ; but to their surprise the hat
was empty. A large number who were
present took the part of the mate, and great
excitement prevailed throughout the house.
An insult was made upon the mate. Some
cried one thing and some another. "Down
with him!" "Get the money!" "Let
him alone ?" "Von have no right to rob
him !" rhingleJ with oaths, and impreca
tions, and curses. At this moment twenty
to thirty of the ship's crew rushed in, and
one word from the mate brought them to
the rescue, and the gamblers were soon
made to stand at a distance. Something
j wan said about thejm one vtwbi c hJ "iLtb 1
robbed, and Were about rushing upon
"Monsieur Grampin" as the proper Derson
to indemnify him for any toss he mighlhave
sustained, but were diverted by the entrant
of. some twenty of the city watch, armed
witn snOrl swords.
The sailors kae the character or this
posse, made op of what were called br
them "wharf-rat Frenchmen," and were no
more daunted by their array of force than
they would have been by the display of tin
swords in the hands of so many "trained
monkeys. A fracas was. however, ore vent.
ted between the sailors and the watch by
me assurance ot the mate that lhe money
was safe, and a request from hlra that they
would quietly return to the vessel. He pro
posed to take the corpse on board, but waa
informed by the captain of the watch that
the coroner's inquest must be held over it
before it could be removed. He then seal
ed himself by the corpse of the captain, to
watch over it during the rest of the night ;
and the gamblers returned to the commod
work of darkness, playing cards and drink
ing liquor, meanwhile, now and then, utter
ing curses upon the dead body of ihe cap
tain. frinter't Proterbi.
. Do not tead aloud in the office of the
Printer, for, peradventure, he may have
read the articls a dozen times; and he and
his workmen are nOt interested by thebuz
zing. It is not well to occupy the editor's chair
longer than one hour in the morning, when
there are half a dozen waiting for their
turn bf bourse the editor has no use for it
Read the papers which are before jhee,
and then fold them properly and replace
them. It is an annoyance to have them
left open and scattered about the floor.
"I should like to take your paper but
can't afford it I'll step irt and read it oc
casionally," is poot encouragement lor the
printer. Profitable employment for the
time thou loungest about his office would
enable thee to pay for a dozen paper.
Pay up and stop the paper, if you don't
like its politics or its moral, and then stop
whirling about the manner in which it wai
conducted. It is not printed for thy special
amusement or edification alone.
Never inquire thou of the printer fot
news, for behold it is his duty at the ap
pointed time to give it unto thee without
When thou dost write for his paper never
say unto him, "what thinker thoa of my
piece?" for it may be that the truth aiay
It is not fit that thou should ask him
who is the author of the article, for his duty
requires him to keep such to himself.
When thou dost enter a printing office,
have a care upon thye!f that thoa dost not
touch the tye; for thou mayest cause the
printer more trouble than thoa thinkesU
Look thou not at the copy which is ia
the hands of the compositor, for that is not
meet in the sight of the printer.
CT Ir generally costs little to get a wife,
but often a ruinous amount to keep ker.
ET Bribery Offering you a pairoflips-i
for a kiss, justifiable Corruption Taking
VST "Business before pleasure," as the
man said when he kissed bis own wife be-
j fore going out 10 kiss his neighbor's.
BT Fact. If a roan's Aim in this world
be gooJ, the chances are that he will Miss
Fire in the next.
Cy Abdul the only person we ever heard
of. that wasn't spoiled by being lionized,
was a Jew named Daniel.
Ir some men's bodies were not straighter
than their minds, they would be crooked
enough to ride on their own backs.
rFTelHshnesa sometimes works well
If Eve had only eaten the whole apple in
stead of sharing it with Adam, human na
ture would have been evil only on tha
ty Deliver us lrom temptation is a peti
tion less dwelt upon than give us our daily
bread, and yet, without such deliverance,
the bread is not worth praying for.
E7A young lady in town says she would
like to do something so as to have her name
in the pipers. We advise her to get some
young man to put his name in with hers.
E7Il is said of French ladies that their
fondness for effect runs to such an excess,
that widows who have lost their husbands
practice attitudes of despair before a look
ty Many a man thinks it is virtue that
keeps him from turning a rascal, when it is
only a full stomach. One should be care
ful and not mistake potatoes for principles.
CyA speaker at a stump meeting, oat
West declared that he knew no east, no
west, no north, no south. "Then," said a
typsy bystander, "you ought to go to school
and larn your geograpy.''
Women are said to have stronger at.
tachraents than men. I: is not so. Strength
ol attachment is evinced in little thing.
A man is often attached to an old hit ; bo I