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a-ijuiuiii llio l;oi'k Hin.lvry-
Voj:ii: &. CoRXKurs.
Cuba and Catholicism.
The Washington I!jmUtc Las male the
pr'jccteJ auut-xuliuu of ('uba, a basis fur
discubsiug the effect that would result to
our institutions from puch a largo aJJi-
tion to the Catholic influence of (Lid couu-1
try, in the shape of a population educate-! .
to consnier thuich and Mate a.s uhattjt ... luose jajg it b gratifying to find a volume,
From the statistical facts which it adduces, hke tbe CSCD whctcin taste ia unvitia.
auii Ilie liisluric teacliiujis to wuicu it lias . ' . ....
feft-rencc, tbe Il. publio JraS no very U- teJ aDli 8CBS0 U"d"oyed ; id wb.cb urn
vorablc coucluiuu. It sajs : j P1"-'1'; of e,JIe nil cloarucss of expression
The Cubaus arc alira to us ,"n r.ire, rdi- ' raiucd, and which U written, not to cx-
ijion, lu nj mi jk and lairs. Their Kuropeau
origin wad in the Latin stock ; ours iu the
Teutonic. There is no similarity of ideas
between ns, and never can bo. Nor is
there any foundation for the vague hope
that wc can hupplaut tbem, so as to make
Cuba iu truth au American island. When
we anjuired Louisiana, more than half a
century ago, t he present State of that name
only had forty one thousand while persous
in it, and yet bow largely Trench Louisi
ana is to this day ! Cuba is no larger than
Louisiana, but has now a white population
of nearly lix hundred thousand. Within
no period not indefinitely remote, will it
be anything else than the Spanish and
Roman Catholic islaud it is now. What
is becoming of our homogenity as a nation,
if we admit into it such a largo clement
of incongruity as this ? Tbe Roman Cath
olic influence, in this country, is already
large enough ; and a people, jealous of
they assent to such an enlargement of it
as wonld result from the incorporation of
Cuba into our body politic. It is idle to
talk about religious toleration. No prin
ciple of toleration requires to annex Cuba.
If the Cubans cbooso to be Koman
Catholics, why let them be so ; but tbe
American people have the s ime right to
choose to be not ruled by the Ilonian Cath
olics, as to a large extent we should if this
measure of annexation is carried through.
Our public men are obsequious enough,
Bow, to Catholic bishops and Archbishops.
. c . i ii 1 . persons will extcud to it their hearty pat
!f tiiitnlipr nf rr.tcs were douUeJ at one . . . .
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that progress of tiuio which diiuwiMics l'""'' T1 11 1 - ron
,.' ... . , m I 1.25. T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 30G
their relative number, a compared with 1 , , ., , , . .
, 1 f .1 ,- a Chestnut Street, l'biladelpbia. Home
tho number of the penplo of tbe Lnitcdi'-' ' r
States ; but, at present, and f jr a long
period to come, it is an ol jcetiou actually
formidable and incontrovertible.
Hear Henry Clay!
Let those who are seeking to st-vp "n;i
t'Hion," while professing to venerate the
memory of Clav, read the following :
What would they wuo thus reproach us
Lave done ? If tbe, would repress all
tendencies towards liberty and ultimate .
emancipation, they must do more than put :
, 1 .F,,i.,.f.,v...i1, ThoT !
must go back to the era of our liberty and
independence, and muzzle the cannon j
which thunders its annual jnyous return
They must revive the slave trade, and al!
its attendant atrocities. They must blow
out tbe moral lights around us, aud ex
tinguitih the greatest torch of all which
America presoots to a benighted world,
pointing the way to their riht?, liberties',
and their happiness. And when tbcy
bavo achieved all these purposes, their
work will be yet incomplete. They must
penetrate the human soul, and eradicate .
the light of reason and love of liberty. !
Then, and not till then, when universal j
darkness and despair prevail, can you
perpetuate slavery, and repress all hn-
mane and benevolent efforts among free
men, in behalf of tho uuhappy portion of
our race doomed to boudago.
See Life and Speeches of Henry Clay,
Vol. 1, p. oM.
The Boston Travlkr sajs, it has thus
far been found impracticable to lay a sub
marine cable that will remain fur any length
of time, between the main laud and Mar
tha's Vineyard. A line has been twice
laid from Falmouth across the Sound to
the Vineyard, a distance of about four
utiles ; but it has soon been broken by
tU winding of the sca-wetj anmud it and
strength of the cum at. Buoohca of
U ka-weed, accumulating iu a short time
ttntiM 0f a haycock, would get tangled
Mi4 it, till tbe force of tho stream or
tbe Sound, would break tho eable
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On tori"1. lmt now fwrpnttcn I
M n tliew.'ary worll nl,
ghe tit witliin liir rbTVi'i' nwu,
Ant iiii'urufully hlif wji,
A- -Ik- thtuki uI'oti the n tuUrJ
The futun- lu-ld in etorf ;
But y-arf Iijtc rom- an.I thrm baTe cona,
tru-t to thm tio DhTi'.
Ttii plrasnm "f ttic monint
m tlio only aim ki-w,
V i n uVr l r rh.- Kp til" n. ol youth
IIhI i.riitl iL hiv ct Iiik';
A 1 ft no tHfifrlM. tiilenlor
Ot liwr lillif and K-ntl form
Il;illi pafrtcl nwny In-f.-rn tin- Mast
I 1 nJr anJ ui!iuuit etorui.
Tlcn. f-li va lovl and twautiful,
Ami 'n-ittli h'T iron wny
Flu tisJ a hMt f orffliir,
V-.uii. nii.Ml.-airt. and Ti.J',
W itii.nv Ic-Tfly mnti'm,
lit' ' -
lVl.t-M lir rii'iu!tf. tun by one,
W.h aotider aud iliuir.
Aii-1 tfciiF fir yfars fl' lalion-tt
on hiTd--p. nunartn Uiln,
till)' Iiit'h Ma-TV all Hit tDUtu b(S
Ainl tit-rV tin Tory FpoiU;
Hut Mirrly ti' hai i-ur r h-'artu,
Aliln iiirh 'cr li-i - l--, my,
l-'i-r tli vuuiij aud iuid.Hi' ae.l int-n
Have Lome liicm aliuna;
Ar! now, nn wiv and nvttht-rs,
Vvnb b'art-brintful ot lovt,
Tlii-v'r.' I.Hfj.y as tU j..y..u lurJi
'Mi at WHrtt.i in tbc rv ;
W fn. unlittrJ abd wrft-helt
In tli hot-" )cnn-st of ymrs
M"uru o'i-r lit-r Imirrn KUrU'fl
Jo tiitfnctf and in tears.
'Courtship and Matrimony."
This is the title of a volume from the
portfolio of Hotcrt Worri?, Efj., the able
editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In
cite the imagination or pander to the evil
passions of our nature, but to inculcate
lessons of wisdom, and draw to tears and
move to laughter. We are reminded, in
reading these essays, of tbe gcnial-bearted
Goldsmith. They contain the delicate
fancy, the good sense, aud the quiet hu
mor which characterize Goldsmith's wri
tings ; and they arc, moreover, written
with like correctness of language. They
treat, beside that of courtship and matri
mony, of a variety of subjects, from scenes
and experiences in social life, and are par
ticularly adapted for every day family
reading. Tbcy arc, indeed, such as will
bear to be read aloud about tbe evening
lamp, and will please and instruct not only
the "old folks at borne," bat also tbe "lit
tle folks." No one can read Mr. Morris'
volume without being impressed by tbe
tone of earnest tboughtfulness that per
vade it, and we believe this work will be
gMJU Win OO CUuilPtitf'U M"
book for anybody to read, and worthy of
a place in every family. It is chaste in
style, elevating in tone and sentiment, and
contains many useful lessons which may
contribute to make a bappy home. No
book before the public contains sounder
morality, or practical household wisdom
inoro pleasantly expressed, and certainly
thcro is no collection of essays, better
adapted for general reading in tbe family.
As the work has bcon most enthusiasti
cally praised by such man as John Gregg,
it is needless to say that we trust that all
will send a copy to any persons, to any
Slavery in Nebraska.
A bill to abolish Slavery in Nebraska,
. 1 . .1 : -r Tr.
was jntroaucca ai ine iwMuu u
ritorial Legislature which has just conclu
ded. What disposition was made of it,
wo are not informed. WTe have before us,
however, the report of the minority of the
Committee to which .t was referred Tbe
report recommends tbe indcfiniU. postpone-
nt of tho bill on tbe ground that such
lecisiatiou is nci..jr.
Ji tbe report, does not exist in this
" Territory in any practicable form, and
J J L
" can not so exist without affirmative leg-
" islation, recognizing tho right of prop
" crty in slaves, and regulating tbe mode
" of protecting and controlling them, and
" enforcing that right. The abstract right
" uuder tbe Constitution which is claimed
by some, is in fact only an inchoate
"'ritrbt. which can have no practical im-
" rortance in tho absence of local polico
. . .. -...:.. " Tl,
" regulation upon mat bui-ji-
authors of the report think tu.l t-J .Dg
the subject strenuonsly alone, Nebraska
" will grow old in her career of glory, and
the word Slavery, either for ncgat.ve
" or positive purposes, will never disgrace
" the fair pages of her statute book.
A commentary on these pleasant antic
ipations is afforded by a handbill issued on
tbe 2Cth ult., by Mr. S. F. Nuckollis, of
K,bratlia City, of which wo have been
favored with a copy: Mr. Nuckollis offers
to pay two hundred dollars reward for the
return " of iwy ttco negro women, who
were enticed away from my bouse on the
night of Nov. 25." He aeems to stand
fast on the Dred Scott decision, and cvi
dently entertains no doubt of the validity
of bis claim to the ownership of the two
women, notwithstanding the legislative
report from which we have quoted. Still,
we should not suppose slaves would be so
safe a kind of property in Nebraska as in
some other parts of the country. N. Y.
A man was killed lately, by fallin" from
(!, rji-iy Moautncut at Lexington.
LEWISBURG, UNION CO., PA., FRIDAY,
Scientific Hode of Boiling Heat
When animals are newly killed, there
is an acid secretion in their flesh which
turns blue litmus paper red, aud which
renders their flesh easy of digostion if it
bo eaten immediately. In a few hours,
however, this acid evaporates, and the
meat becomes hard aud difficult of diges
tion, till it has been softened by cookery,
or kept sufficiently long to have become
tender, from the procsj of decomposition
having commeuced. Iu Liebig's recently
published work on tho "Chemistry of
Human Food," wc nro told that boiling
flesh slowly effects a chemical change in
its composition ; and, according to the
leugih of timo employed in boiling, and
tbe amount of water used, there takes
place a moro or less perfect separation of
the soluble from the insoluble constituents
of flesh : the water or soup in which tbe
flesh has been boiled containing the solu
bSe matter, aud tbe liouilli or meat freui
whioh the soup was made, consisting chief
ly of fibrous, insoluble matter, nearly use
less as nourishing food. Thus it is obvi
ous that when tbe water in which the meat
has been boiled slowly is thrown away, by
far the greater part of the soluble or nu
tritous matter is wasted. A very differ
ent mode of cooking should be adopted
if it is wished to cat tbe meat The mus
cular fibre of flesh in its natural state is
everywhere surrounded by a liquid dis
solved albumen. When this is removed
by boiling with water, tbe muscular fibre
becomes bard and horny, and this hardness
increases tbe longer it is boiled. " It is
obvious, therefore." hw I-iHg,
" that the tenderness of boiled meat de
pends upon the quantity of albumen do
posited between tho fibres, and their co
agulation ; for the contraction or harden
ing of the fibres is thereby, to certain
extent, prevented. If tbe flesh intended
to be eaten be introduced into the boiler
when tbe water is in a stato of brisk eb
ullition, and if the boiling be keptnp for
some minutes, and then so much cold wa
ter added as to reduce the temperature of
the water to one hundred and sixty-five or
one hundred and fifty-eight degrees, tbe
whole being kept at this temperature for
aomo hours, all the conditions are united
which give tbe flesh tbe qualities best
adapted to it use as food. When it is
surface inwards, and in this state forms a
crust or shell, which no longer permits
tbe external water to penetrate into the
interior of the mass of flesh. But the
temperature is gradually transmitted to
tbe interior, aud there effects the conver
sion of the raw flesh into the state of
boiled meat. The flesh retains its juici
ness, and is quite as agrceablo to the
taste 9s it can be made by roasting, for
the chief part of tbe sapid constituents of
tbe mass is retained, under these circum
stances, in the flesh."
Do you Think he is married ? "
M.i'Iam ! you are very pressing,
And I can't decline Ihe task ;
Willi the slightest cift of pnessin".
You would hardly need to ask !
Don't you see a hint of marriage
In his sol-er-sidfd face !
In his rather careless carriage,
And extremely rapid pace !
If lie's not committed treason.
Or some wicked action done.
Can you see Ihc faintest reason
Why a bachelor should run ?
Why should he be in a flurry?
liut a loving wife to greet.
Is a circumstance to hurry
The most dignified of feel !
When afar the man has spied her.
It the grateful, happy elf,
D..I-S nut haste to be beside her,
He must be beside himself.
Il is tint a trifle, may be
I! nt observe his practiced tone.
When he calms your stormy baby.
Just as if it were his own !
Uo you think a certain meekness
You have mentioned in his looks,
Is a chronic optic weakness
That has come of reading books?
Did you ever see his vision
Peering underneath a hood,
Save enough for recognition,
As a civil person should!
Could a capuchin be colder,
When he glances, as he must,
At a finely rounded shoulder.
Or a proudly swelling bust ?
Madam! think of every feature,
Then deny it if yon can
He's a fond, connubial creature,
And a trw married man !
J. U. She.
Oo the 10th ult., at West Roxbury,
MooQ.Muiantta. a bov was born who can
count probably more living ancestors than
any other person in the State. He has,
of course, a mother, but be also possesses
the care of tbe following : A grandmo
ther, aged 40; a great-grandmother, aged
4 fa frTsfll f reat-crandmotber, ascd 79 ;
- b o , . 1
and a grcat-great-grcat-grandrather, aged
97. But the most singular of all is, that
all but tho old gentleman were born in tbe
same house and in the same room, ana ue
himself wonld bavo been, bad it not been
for a visit bis parent were making near
Boston. Mr. Prcacutt, the old gentleman
n-ferred to. is now looking finely, and
says if ho lives long enough to ce his last
heir married, bo will kit me wwtu, auu
The papers of Ecuador contain an ac
count of the public reception of Mr.BroK.
AI.F.W, as Miuistcr Kesident of that Jte
public, an event which took place on the
20th of September. Upon presenting bis
credentials, Mr. Buckalew said :
"Ma. I'besidest : I am charged with
tho delivery to your Excellency of the let
ter of tbe President of the United States,
accrediting mo as Minister Kesident near
tbe Government of this Republic ; and I
embrace the occasion to assure your Ex
cellency that tho scntioieuts of friendship
toward Ecuador, thereiu expressed, are
tbe genuine sentiments of the Goveruuieut
and People of the United States.
"The relations of tbo two countries have
j been heretofore peaceful and cordial; it is
to bo hoped they may long remain so.
Doubtless tbe best efforts of thoso repre
senting both powers should bo steadily di
rected to this end.
'It will be my object, Sir, by frank,
courteous and just conduct iu the post as
signed me to obtain tho respect and confi
dence of Your Excellency and of those as
sociated with you in the Administration
of this Government, and I shall iudulge
tho pleasing hopo of seeing our countries,
for many years, united by the most fra
ternal feelings, and both advancing rapid
ly in wealth, prosperity and power."
Gen.Koni.E8, tbe President of Ecuador,
then replied as follows :
"Mr. Minister : The whole sentiments
which animate the respectable Cabinet of
Washington, and those you have expressed
in placing in my bands tbe autograph let
ter BeCit-dlliug yom s nJtu Mlutotu
of the United States of America, are in
perfect harmony with thoso which the
People and the individuals entrusted with
the Sunrcmo Power of this Republic
cherish and cultivate in their ancient and
uninterrupted relations with the Great
Confederation which you so worthily rep
"Both Nations profess and practice, ro-
sneetivelv. tho same fundamental princi-
pies, as lasting as Liberty and as powerful
as tbe sovreigoty of tbe People ; and both
are united bv bonds founded for mutual
convenience, drawn moro firmly together
by a sincere friendship, and strengthened
by good faith constantly observed. Con
sequently there is no doubt that the same j
.,., J j -r -- r !
between my country, and yours. 1
"With raeard to f ou.Mr. Minister, 1 am
woll assured that, in the exercise of your
important functions, you will contribute
efficaciously to maintain unalterably the
fraternal relation that exist between the
two countries, and that you will secure the
good will and confidence of the t-cuadoriau
Pompous Fl'serat.s. One of our ex
changes indulges in a severe and fitting
rchuko of the ridiculous custom of getting
up pompous funerals for members ot cer
tain societies, whose lives have furnished
no special causo for honors, and whose
virtues or good actions, while living.were,
nrobablv. as few as their friends or admi
rers. Such forms and displays of grief
are but, as Hamlet describes tbem, "the
trappings and the suits of woe," and have
neither substance nor sincerity to rccom
..,.! il,,.m The rcallv cood and creat
die daily, and yet few regard it 'or lay it
to heart; but some trifling and worinicss
fellow, who has frittered life awa iu idle
ness or 6ensual indulgences, "shuffles off
this mortal coil," and suddenly a third of
the community hasten to do him posthu
mous homage. W e need a sweeping ana
radical reform in the matter of funerals.
We arc glad to sec that it has been inau
gurated elsewhere, and hope it will 00 in
Tim ei.y Advice. Man begins to die
at tho extremities. Keep the feet dry and
warm go for a stout pair of winter boots
and shoes shoes are better for ordinary,
every-day use, as they allow tho ready
escape of the odors, while they strongmen
the ankles by accustoming them to depend
on themselves. Besides, a shoe compres
ses less, and hence admits of a more vigor
ous circulation of the blood. But wear
boots when you ride or travel. Give di
rections to have no cork or India rubber
about the shoes, but to place between tho
layers of tbo soles, from out to out, a piece
of stout hemp or tow linen which has been
dipped into melted pitch. This is abso
lutely impervious to water does not ab
sorb a particUs which we know the cork
does, and after a while' becomes "soggy"
and damp for weeks. When you put
them on for tbe first time, tbey will feel
as easy as an old shoe, aud you may staud
on damp places for hours with impunity.
Col. Hoe, the manufacturer of the light
ning printing press, is about to construct
a carriage to travel over any turnpiko or
good couutry road, and to be propelled by
team. The first is intended for himself
to ride out and back between bis place of
business and his country aeat, about twelve
miles from tbe city of New York. It is
expected that tbe carriage and propelling
turner will not cost more than a good pair
of borscs and coacb, and travel over a fair
igad at the rate of tico Vurty per mile
DEC. 24, 1858.
A Troublesome Case.
A slave that can boe is excellent. A
slave that sows is delightful. A slave that
can reap is admirable. A slave that can
gather into barns is a treasure. A slave
that will not run away is indeed a posses
sion. A slave that will staud anything,
from tbe cat and the paddle up to the ven
dition of bis wife and children, is an Abra
bamio model. Here one would suppose
the catalogue of (-lavish virtues might end,
unless we added to it that dubious virtue
of fecundity, upon which decency will not
permit ui to dilate. But what will our
readers say to a Slave figuring in the light
of an Inventor? Of an Inventor of a
"useful agricultural machine ?" Of a
"machine" so useful that it promised to be
profitable 1 And what will our readers
thiuk of tho botherations, dilemma, ob
fuscations, and general topsyturvincss of
the Patent Office, when a Chattel with a
blink akin walked into tbe cloisters sacred
to invention, and claimed to have shown
a little iutellcctual power, and to be en
titled to remuneration therefor ? Claim
ed poor Chattel that be was to have in
vented something which human beings
might find profitable and convenient! Hor
rible was the dignified distress of tbe Pa
tent Office at this application. Here was
a thing in its light of the Constitution
nothing but a thing claiming the honors
and emoluments of an inventor ! What
should a thing be doing there ? A thing
with two legs, and a stomach, and a bead,
and two bands, absolutely pretending to
have invented something 1 No plow ever
applied. No cart ever annluul. N
ever applied. Therefore, when this two
legged thing came up, there was a row in
the Office, and the magnates ordered her
or him or it to go about his, ber, or its
business, and pointedly declined to issuo
any Letters Patent whatever, thereby es
tablishing it as a fixed fact that no "nig
ger" could invent anything. In this way
was the negro of Mr. Oscar J. E. Stewart,
who had blundered upon "a useful agri
cultural machine," treated. Oscar J. E.
Stewart could not stand this. Oscar J.E.
Stewart considered that he bad a right not
merely to tbe brains, but to whatever came
out of the brains of bis private and per
sonal nigger. So Oscar J. E. Stewart
petitioned tbo Senate that, if the Patent
'it "might be compelled to issue the patent
to him. The petition was received, and
tbe report says that it was appropriately
referred. Wc have tried pretty bard to
make out what an appropriate reference
would be. Was it to tbe Committee on
Agriculture? Or to the Committee on
Claims ? Or to tbe Committee on Ways
and Means ? We shall watch this case
for Mr. Oscar J. E. Stewart, and he shall
have tho benefit of our assistance. He
shall have the bard cash for his "nigger's"
brain work as well as for his "nigger's"
bandicraftincss, and much good may it do
him. X. Y. Tribune.
IlOW SriUITS GET TIIEIR LlQUOR.
Judge Edmonds, in a recent lecture, dis
closed Ihe singular means by which rowdy
spirits get their rum and tobacco in tbe
other woild. He said :
"I once had a spirit come to mc who
had been addicted to tbe use of tobacco,
and tbe first want he experienced on enter
ing into a spiritual existence was a desire
for that. 1 had an interview with a spirit
who was a drunkard while living here,
and he asked mo for a drink. 1 asked,
"What good would ardent spirits do you
now ?" and he said : 'I can driuk it thro'
That is to say, the ghost made of the
erudite Judge a species of worldly "straw"
through which to suck his ghostly cobbler!
Cheap Living. It doesn't cost much
to live in India. Kice, tho chief food of
tbe people, costs balf a cent a pound ; the
cost of the huts iu which the people live
is not moro than 2, and tho cotton cloth
necessary to clothe a man,or woman either,
may cost $1 per year. Shirts, hats and
shoes are voted entirely unnecessary. This
is cheap living in every sense of tho word.
Thiuk of a troniuu being clothed for $1
per year ! We should not be surprised
should there be a large emigration of mar
ried men in the spring to this land of
promise, to which crinoline has not yet
penetrated, aud where bonnets aro un
known, if these facts arc brought promi
nently beforo Ihe public.
ruiLANTiinoric. Tbe late Hon. John
M. Niles, of Conn., who, during the latter
years of bis lifo, was considered insane,
devised by bis will the sum of 20,000 as
a fund, tbe interest of which was to be an
nually expended by a committee of tbe
citizens of Hartford in assisting beads of
families, particularly poor widows, in the
payment of rents and tbe purchase of fuel.
It would bo well if a few more such crazy
peoplo lived iu this world.
Nolo it when and where you will, the
children in a family where a newspaper
is taken will always be smarter and more
intelligent than those in family where
no paper is taken WMetUirrc Timet.
We never read s five line paragraph
containing more wholesome truth than tho
above. -Uaue C'kmnk Gazette.
At $1,50 Per
Social Corruption at Washington.
We bavo seen of lato the proposal, in
more than one quarter, that something
should be done towards reforming tbe so
cial abuses of the City of Washington.
The city has been for years so without law,
and abounds so in temptations to the
grossest and vilest dissipation, that it is
high time that the matter were taken in
hand by the press. Those familiar with
vice in all the capitals of Europe, say,
that in none does it assume to coarse and
cynical a form, with mon of the same so
cial standing, as in Washington. Among
public men or public deputies gathered
together for the winter, there will be una
voidably much indulgence, or mncb license.
But the degrading and vulgar form which
vico assumes at the capital uf this country,
is almost incredible. Any ono who hears
frequent anecdotes of tbe boon compan
ship of certain gay Senators and Repre
sentatives, has heard enough in all con
science to revolt bim and convince him
of tbe outrageous impropriety of sending
such persons to our national councils.
Much of this dissipation, aud with it
much of the official corruption and out
sido pressure rascality which weighs so
heavily on tbe transaction of publio busi
ness, eould be diminished had Washington
good laws well administered and were tho
attention of tbe United States drawn to
the temptations to which men who have
the fingering of public money, or who are
beset by bribery, are exposed. Is a placo
where gambling is so common, that every
broken down black-leg regards it as bis
receive men most of whom have been
obliged to assume the character of good
fellows and fast men, to ensure their elec
tion ? Hardly. The man who is away
from his family, and who is surrounded by
temptations, is most apt to yield. And
while on tho subject of gambling bouses,
let the reader take the following relative to
" Pendleton's" which we find iu the Wash
ington correspondence ol the New York
Courier Enquirer :
"Tbe largest amount ever won from the
proprietor in this house, was f 12,000, from
a stake of $100. Tbe largest amount ev
er lost by one person, at one time, was
$3,500, bnt this was tho case of a Collec
tor of the Customs at a lake port, who had
lost on previous occasions, over 8100 OOO
If that Collector, or many other men,
bad not, owing to the cupable neglect of
law, found facilities to gamble, he might
not have been a thief. Nj Representative
at Washington is free from insinuating
temptations of bribery. 4Jr" me0 ue not
naturally contemptible enough to accept
bribes, but losses at gambling blind the
eyes and deaden the feelings. No vice
brutalizes and degrades, more than gam
bling. It draws away the intellect from
all higher exertion, it brings out coarse
and brutal passions and dishonest shrewd
ness, and, in short, prepares the soul for
any crime. The idea of a man's passing
from the fever and excitement of gambling
bells to deliberation on the affairs of the
nation, is monstrous.
If the moral members of tbe public
wish to produce a very great effect at a
small outlay, let tbem investigate this mat
ter at Washington, and circulate tho results.
It may astonish some of tbe constituents
here and there, to learn what habits and
associates umc of these gentlemen are.
The subject would not be a bad one for a
shrewd writer desirous of producing a work
of tho most " startling sensation" kind
"Tuey Say." There is a decision in
tbe last volume of Gray's Report", wbieh
is at once sound morals and good law. A
woman, sued for slander, defended ou tbe
ground that she only repeated, and with
out malice, what was currently reported.
The Court held to repeat a story, which
is false aud slanderous, no matter bow
widely it may have been circulated, is at
the peril uf the tale bearer. Slander can
not always be traced to its origin. Its
power of mischief is derived from repeti
tion, even if a disbelief of tbe story accom
panies its relation. Indeed this half doubt
ful way of imparting slander, is often the
surest method resorted to by the slanderer
to givo currency to his tale.
The importation of iron into this coun
try for three years was as follows :
In 185G, S2!,5S0,2G2
Nearly sixty seven millions of dollars
(enough to employ all the iron works in
this country steadily at cash wages for a
long time) paid for foreign iron in three
years I What think tbe laboring men out
of employment of those who advocate such
a policy ?
Gen. Wm. II. Keim's majority over
Joel B. Wanner, Esq , is 403. Thero is
peculiarity about these figures that baa
proved disastrous to tbe political fortunes
of others ; for instance, Major Schwartz's
majority over Mr. Jones was the addition
of these three flgures,thu : 4-iG--9 W
Our Captain Kapp says, " AS BEIT IW
1 Ttlltl.." BerU County Ikinccrat.
IN 1843....WIIOLE SO, 787.
Year, always is Advakcs.
Incident in Real Life.
The New York correspondent of the
New Orleans 11ciiynnr,e the following
romance, which was summed op in tho
New York papers of Nov. 2d, in tbe fol
lowing lacooio stylo :
MaRRIEU. On the 1st inst, (Iioroe
HrnRAtiD and Miss Elizabeth Bleeck
That is the text. Tho sermon, written
nit 1. a tnWnmm Rnm rnn mrwr t her
. ...- . j . B ,
lived in Boston a young man of one of
tho best families in the city, handsome,
intelligent, well educated, of agreeable
manners and address, and exceedingly
popular with all who knew him. Still, he
was more generally known as a " fast"
young man, and noted for bis extrava
gance in the expenditure of money, bia
disregard for those conventionalities and
moralities of which society requires the
observance of all within its pale. Tho
result of such a career need not be de
scribed, as it is seen every day in great
cities, happening in despite of the impru
dent. The last cbanco that seemed to be
left for the re instatement of the subject
j of our story in tbe good opinion of bis
friends, of himself, and of the world, was
a voyage iu some responsible capacity that
should test the sincerity of bis desire to
By the aid of bis friends, he procuro 1
such an opportunity, and left his nativo
city as the commander of a merchant ves
sel, bound on long and somewhat hazar
dous voyage. In tho course of it, he
found hiniscf among the Fejee Islands,
and having occasion to go ashore oa wa
or lUeui, ne visited tbe rude dwelling of a
native chief, who entertained bim hospi
tably, and, as be was about to depart, re
quested him to pray to the Christian's God,
with and for thai savage family. Hera
was a dilemma. The attitude and act of
prayer bad long been strange to tbe youth,
nd he was not prepared for tneb re
quest; and in default of hie ability to
comply with it, the Fejee chief (who had
probably been visited and taught by some
missionary) raised his voice in prayer.wbila
tbe native of Christian and civilized
land, himself unused to devotion, stood
by and listened I
Waa not this striking scone t But
mark tbe result Our young sailor return
ed to the eliiD. and. in t -
ding in the neighborhood, he told him the
story of tbe prayer he beard put by a
savage ulander,in that far off distant ocean,
and confessed to bim that that prayer bad
been followed by an answering effect in
the conversion of bim who waa so strange
ly called upon to listen to it Ue now
desired to redeem the time be bad so sadly
wasted, and to devote himself actively,
and iu tbe most self-sacrificing way, to the
causa of religion. Steadily adhering to
bis purpose, ha became a church member,
a candidate for tbe orders in the churcb,
and an accepted missionary to Africa,
whither he is about to go, under the auspi
ces of the Foreign Missionary Committee
of tbe Protestant Episcopal Church. But
The notorious Border Ruffian, Ace .lir
ti'n L. M'hite, who murdered Frederick.
Brown, in Kansas, in 1S5G, was lately
found dead near his residence, in western
Missouri. While in the bogus Kansas
Legislature, be made a speech, in which ha
publicly boasted, and "thanked God, as a
minister, that bo had killed tbo Abolition
ist, Urowo." lie was from Il!inois,formcr
ly ; emigrated to Kansas, and j oined the
Pro-Slavery party. In IS 50, Donglas seut
for bim to go and stump Illinois fur Mr.
Buchanan, which he did. (Truly," Wlioto
tltcihleth man's Ui-d by man shall hit blood
be sheil," is a fact which the Border Ruf
fiaus arc learning one by one.)
Tub Seat or Government. A re
cently prepared official document, calcula
ted tbo entiro amount of the public and
! private appropriations (exclusive of sala
ries for public officers) for tbe listrict of
Columbia, from tbe time tho scat of Gov
ernment was located in Washington to Iba
30th of June last, at nearly twenty-five
millions of dollars; the assessed value of
tbe Government reserves, exclusive of res
ervations formed by tbe intersection of
streets and avenues, at upwards of 13,500,
000 ; the cost of publio buiidings, inclu
ding furniture, statuary and paintings, al
nearly fifteen millions (the capitol coating
over six millions). The privato properly
of tho District is assessed al thirty five
millions of dollars.
CANCEMI AGAIN CONVICTED. Caoce
mi, Ihe Italian burglar who murdered a
policeman, has agaiu been eonvioted of ibo
offence in the Criminal Court of New York
city, but this time only for manslaughter
I in Ihe first degree. He has been tried four
times for tbe same crime, been twice con
victed of uiurdur, aud three times bas bad
a new trial granted on the grouud of iuf. r
mality. The facts of tho case sre that tbe
prisoner broke into a shop.rifled the money
drawer of its contents, was, upon his exu,
discovered by a policeman, and, taking
instantly to Sight, was pursued. Hn mm
ed, and deliberately, hot bi pursuer, wb..
subwquently died fiom ihe ttfecla el the
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