M'Kean County Democrat. (Smethport, M'Kean County, Pa.) 1858-186?, January 12, 1860, Image 1

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By J. •B.OVIATT, •
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Retes of Advertising
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orayrquare of 12 lines or less, qinsertions,
Eneb subsequent 'insertion, ...
Business Cards, - with paper,
Mire-Ur fig t ure,lvork will be double the aboye• rates,
Twelve lines ltrevier type, or eight. lines nonpareili•is
ratect a square. .• • •• ~
These Teiins,wip E d to:4:11
Ptioiiieps - . ElitcetOrt:
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Surveyor, Prall.Rman CouVeyarmer, and'.ll6lo. .Estate
Smetliport, M , Krau euunty, Pa. •-•
Wholoaale and
. Itelail Denier" in Family .0 rocorips, Pork,
Flour, Salt, Feed, Soots and Shoes,:Storb
In the Astor llouse Smetblinet"Pn:
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ITholesule'and Ilela'l, Dealer in Provision , - and .Famly
- Groceries. Flour, Meal, Feed, •Pork.., salt, Fish..tro...
Store at Eaton's old' stand. Terms, Cash. Smells
port, Pa.. . ' • . •. -
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tlealdy iit D-r IC flair, Groceries, Pork, Flour.. Batt, Fish
•;' Eciiity-M, do Clottrinit, ]toots} aol Shoes. Snlithriort,:
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• • • WILLIAM WILKIN, ." '
ProctiCal itteclotnic". , :t1111trt•;114.. .
Port 4• l lOgltctiii 111'Ketio P . O. '• • . .
Eun v Evoh CONVEYA:CCERittqI Re,'
131t44A0'..k2.,Pi1t; Office, Williamsville. Elt Perin,P
Chapin & Boyin.
Hon Tboning Struthers,
W. SI -Brown? 'Egg,
Jinn.' A. I. Wilms
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.Ton'!i II lita.L.P.opriereK comer of Water arel trickery
Streen, Warren La.. Gruel...Al Stage.Olllae
.oe.deo.:l , .Dnnlers in pry Gnnkl4. C roeprion'. C - rnrize-y
' 'rMy-Mrdo ' [lnnis and Slinr,, rink ni)lC.ipn
ttposi te b'e Court Ilniue 'Sinethbort. Po.
rpms HoySE,
Ftontiag the Public Square. • Olean. N. .I' . . tites M
Mit.t.sa. Proprietor.. The Fates Heusi, is entirely new
nottbuilt Of brick, tunltta furnished lit modern style.
The proprietor tlaaora hlmitull that Ada occontiods•
tions aro not• surpassed by any. hotel in 'Western Nstv
'York.. Carriages rhn to and from the, New York and
Brie Rail ]toad.
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ATTORNEY AT,. - LAW; 51010.11110 rt,,, 711 7 fikll Counts.: Pa.,
' As,ent for •Messrs. Keating: &Co bands ,•' A ftexi - ls
es . pe.ciirlir to the Collection of Claims;',Exarili 'ratio's of
Land Titres; Poymentof Taxes' nut all business rola
% ting to Real Es 01U... Ofticoin Ifaudio Block.
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la,. A. Wntour, Troprietee,—it Kinzun, We , cn c
e an, v
Pe:: Ili; Table will be sup'plied '..witlt the .best• the
. country fiffords„ ille4.be spaie no pains in aCcob)od.lir lii g
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•; ' ' E:I3OUGHTON- TLDRED,.• • •
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Al gurney And Coun,alnr. At ,:fsll,V. :Mll.'Nehn.
' County:, PA. , .011. , 111e,59 entrusted to hiS•ca ! e for -t h e
.• cod-title.; orM , Kean, Irotta - tirl bt,pßootly
attended to Office in the Qourt Muse,' serood Poor.
't.ll. WISNER,
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Phygician :ftn.lCur:_enn; Sipei.bpo.t•t: Pa ; v. ill mileml•l9
• all Iv•o:r..gincial with prwoptress. thlieoin "'art.
• 11'011 ECCOMI {IOW:, • ' .
N. S. BUTLER & Co,,
•W1'olev;llo and Retal. De.olerq, in•Stanle and Fancy •D6'
Goods,, Carpeting, Ready Made, 010.1 Om!, and• General
dn , ohing•Godthi, Booth and Slioea;Wall- and IV; tplow'
&c.- At Ole:”). N. Y:.
Dl'ffeeh'Co.. Pa. D: It. heasrrr, - Proiirie
toi—opposite the Coast. House.' A neic,-laN'ei.com
rdocliouß -o well•furoisJied house; '.• • '
At;orat. y and Cduu 'Aloe at hnw. Smetliporl% 111, , Kean Cn
• Pa. "•'' it naend to all besinesi in his profelsion in the
COJOiCR on!' Keno. Pottet and Elk.: Cake over C. K.
SarlAvell & Eeniber? Store:
Co-uor . pf Second. mill' Lrueri . v fitreot4, Nyns.ren,
• Irinonit,Prdprietor. • 'frn.velevq gall feud guail-ac
' ,corimatlatmns and.re!ison.tble 'charges: •
$..8. MASON,
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Dealer hi Shires", Tin' We're, Jeep - nett 'Whie, - Ne., welt
'side of the. Publie Square, Stnethport. Pa., Ukistorn
work dpne.tii order on the• gLiortest, notice, atid in I.‘ie
moat substantial manner. .. . .
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Dealer in' Dry Gooda. oce”;e Crocl:erv, nalalwate,
tooth, ShOes,•llata;Cea , ,'GlanyNnill. ()Oa, •&c.
East 'ado 01. tb.e Pu Jic'Squaroi , StreAinor;, Pa.
A. .1. OTTO,
Dealer in Provisions sand Family Groceries generally, at
Farmers Valley, ➢l+lt eon On., I'n. Grain,' Lumber,
'. SLingles, kc., taken in wiebange for Goods: Pntept
es for sale, • ..• ' 1. •
R. LARATIE6, • Proprietor,—Alloghony' 111 , 1Zean.
Co , Pa, This houoo is.aituatod about nine miles bolo
Stnothport on the road to Olean, and with be rotted a
'eopitenitnit gunning-place • •
Sitlppon, WKoo.O 00., Ps. lisoit.oro 000 K, PrO * prio Or'
...A cominOaloga,and wall-furnishe , l Louaa 'Scruokers
. and taarelerg wlll flud good accommodationi. . •
T: Goon ' houmo is,situatedAont five mileg
• fro In.Smothport on Me road to. Olean. Ple,tsu re par Li es
and cab e - ,e can be accommodated on eho o.est wake
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Npritati Dexmis, 'Proprietor. Tiiistiouse iiisitunted
—why. between Eintethrit,rt and Olean, . •If you wint a good
dlnuerthie iv the'place to etop. - • ,
Proprietor of" the' Griot 31111,: a Aleolianicaburg', Me
' Koon flaunty the. Vlour. Meal, and Feed, constantly.
on hand and for sated n largo' and smell quaditilkes.
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RAILROAD 1191:11Ei
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0. OsTnsiiisan, Proicrietor, Norwich ' "..iliftean. Go..
• Pa Good accommodations caa Witt there g.:01
• times. ."- .
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E.Sedif 1 . 3' . Dohhoy, Proprietor, .it Piirl .Allegany, 111 c.
Kean County Pa,. This Hotel le situated at the June
t`on, oh tho.Salethport and Allegapy flyei io I do, iiine .
miles east of Smothnort. - . . ~ . , ~ - :
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HASKELL ; Proprietor.
• The PrOltrietor having . rcnoutly purchased and.
oughly reflttoidthe Astor House, natters himself that.ho
can furnish as good accotnntotlations as any hotel in Woe
era rennsylvania. • , •
... - We.direct.tbe attention to the sUbjgrine&ad
mirrible letter of the Rev. Xi% Lovejoy, of Bos
ton, to Ode. People of
.New England. It is . a
most powerful appeal
. to.'the tcsobei. 'second
thought" of that AbOlftfon-ridden.portion of our .
common country,. and is truly refreshing iu
times of trouble and peridexity; growing:mit of
the mad efforts of Blncic : Reptiblican'orators'and
writers, clerical and, lay, ; to. sectionalize the
Union, 'and thus :destroy
.the,' fairest:"goVein;
mental fabric ever offered bY. huMan bands.
Would that there Were many More such true
heiirted and fearless patriots' in.NeW England.'
This Mr. Lovejoy is a brother of 'the rabid Re-.
publican member of Congress of, tbe..earne
mile ) . of . . • •
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20 00
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.Fr, , ssos •.axi3. Cous"rii.y37:—Snjourning: a
few days in this capital' of the.'nation, I tivitL
nessed on 'the 'morning :of .the bit : Sabbath; - a
scene which, aught to make.ns all pause for re
flection. ' govern - Or Wise .. passed'. through ' this
'city. with fi ve hundred men, alined tor, war;
not for wa r as oleid against the .scalping'end .
skulking sayagei-•not to repel the Invasion. of . a
foreign foci. but for n* civil war: It : . was a
state arming to repel on invasion from its • :sis
ter States; from whom it ought to'expeet.kind
ly salatations.arnlthemest . iriendly .reletions.
These 'relations haye nosy renetted a'' crisis
where the
,whole, tone sand action'ef the• N'ortli
insist be.changed; or:a. separation of the States
isineritable..% Ttie.South is indeedeXeited, as
welLas it maybe. but it is' elso fixed'and de-:
[ermined,. . One Side or the other must recede;
or alcoili6ion,.a c ivil ' war, strearas of blood and'
‘,N:ide spread deStdaticin. must follow. Shall the
'work, the tires, the sacrifice' of Our' fathers ill
have been in vein? LOok over this gondly city'
from one! . Of its'many lefty , toriers. ' SUryey•its
bread streets, the.manybornes - Of happy' fami..
lies' , fiom.all parts Of the land; ''look , ' upon the
solid.•grandeur of the Capitol*, the majestic
public bUildings,.nli imposing and still progres
:sive; showing that, a 'Might:7' nation: • are here
laying . the •toundations. of . .theit greatness. -
Abroad,.-and in every direction,
.the ;railroads,
.the rivers, the cities, the; fruitful valleys and.
teeming.,-prairie, , give .evidence, such as the
world never saw, Of .the fruit Of two hundred
( }ears of. Well directed enterprise.• See the
Ithriring happYmillions that welcome the' mor-I
rang at the'sheres Of the Atlantie, and ki.ep
'.pece.witlithe sun,"•till his rayi fade • away' in
the western . 'Ocean. Is, this. inheritance no
thing? !.ball.itbe lost ine'day? . Let the won
derful, harmonious. machideryof the Union, the
:work of Our faihers - and - orkirid ,Providcrice
Met it once be crushed ; and no 'des;•iee', Aior nrt,
''nor wisdom of man can ever restore' it qo .lif.
and . aCtlil• aain. 'let. the. sword 'once b's
heard clashing here before ,the statue of Wash=,
ington, and our.glory ',has' .dSparted.. • Itheeds
.nO - prOphet's", 'yoke to foretell-that pf these:
goodly. .buildings• not. one:stene 'shall be . 'left
upon.another that shall not be thrown clown..
.., Thefgenitisof this spot will cry from.the air
and from the earth; :""Call . me, no more Wash-.
'ington,'but write ichabed upon these deserted,
stteets,;and.Ninevalvand Babylon : Upon these
colutrins . is riiin.'i•yre • shall hasten'' to. an un-.
timely 'end.' Novi,•on NV lio m Will this. terrible
guilt rest? , Before Heaven, and frem the deep
est•conyjctions of my. soul, I. say on the Ninth .
finil first, and chiefly. on the State of Massa-
chusettS. . She wilfluive the. double name 'of
'having rocked, the cradle and built the tomb of
rt,great,nation. .The Medean . tragedy.Of Eu
ripides will he.rnore than-eclipsed by 'the. hand
of a State that slaughters a nation.. you'..Will
saY - that.Virgiraw.andthe South.nre'unduly .ex
'cifed—that no such crisis ynperids. :I tell. you .
'hottest men and true, there is' peril near—the.
abyss is,opening, before-us. .I'.carincit see but
Virginia is fully. justiiied .in preparing for, a
conflict. look at the, facts; A. body of men
iosignilicant'in numbers; invade,,that State-fur
nished, armed and' equipped with a thOusand
spears to be mit intot.he handy of aservile:race,
to cut thefliro4fs of. Men . , women, and children ;
for'this they alWays do when they.rise against .
their masters; and, what is the, most. appalling
fact of 'all; , those blades were manufactured
and sharpened 'in New• England; and paid for,
at least , ln part; by contributions ia2elt. rep . il!,.
tio;•cletir . clerts.
.. In:that. very 'Tremont Temple,
in Boston; where • so recently the pietSr,,of c tlie
Old South. Churches (the junior pastor] embraced
on the same platfornithe blUephennY of . Belph
Waldo:F.merson--in. : .that church •rt ylir ago .
last. May, John Brown received :a, contribution
firari the, hands of. Christian :inen for the . pur.: l
poseof 'Murder and . bloodshed, tinder. the thin'
ieil.Of .'Kansas oPerritions.": , NoW,. they did
lint knowthat •he would, go .to Virginia, but
they did know that:he was . engaged in murder
,and robbery' in Kansas,. and: it . is 'no ',Worse to
murder . inen in.one".place than in another.
Then the aiding, abetting, anil approbation pf•
ter the' faet,..give fearful significance to. the .
contribution which proceeded it.. The. Old .
South Church in .Boston, under its . Wise'itnd
'devout senior pastor, has . been the central point .
of, conservatism on the eubjeet• of siairiliry in
New England; unitn'o;, , vite junior pastor-joins
liana with. the 'roost' Litter„ revilers of the
Church andthe netion, in Order to glorify,: a '
murderer simply .because he commits' murder:
upon the soil
.of ,Virginia...and in Jld.ttame of
\V trren. Pa
Smilirmrt, Pa
....Eue.ina.• Vista. Pa
:SiVIETTIP9IIIT,- - . .A . P:0..1r, - AN . COUNTY,'; .P.A4-- j THKRwity;.. - 3 - 4.Nug ARY •,1..g,.:186(y:'
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D. C. .
Noveinbev 23.11. 1539.- 3
TO tilE:reorLe'op NEW ES': L.I 74D.
freedom. •This. same John Brown dragged five
Men; tileiteads of families; from theirbeds'and
mitrilered them; as he would (legs by. the way
side; and yet one speaker says there arc a mil
lien 'hearts .With .. .John:Brown to..day. Why
should net - the South be excited/ why not arm.
.and be ready fora 'portion of this million of
ready invaders? Then' it is notorious 'that
many of the, eading- papers of the North have
but a word.or, so of mawkish condemnation. Tor'
the. folly_ of John , BroWn, while .they print
whole columns of sneers and sarcasms forl7ir
glide and the SoUth... This state of things : cau l
not last. • Now, we of the North commit, two .
great mistakes; we rneddle s ‘vhen we ought not.
and s we meddle to the injury. of all parties the
slaves,. the.SoUth, and' the''Norih. Some of
you will remember, that seven Years•ago I told
you some very plain truths'on anothersubject
which you.repaid.in
,abase and condemnation;
but time, that infallible crucible;' has revealed
it; I toldlou thatyou were soliving Seeds.for
aplentiful harvest of !Yin; and ,hypocrisy,
and floss the State of Massiiehusetts is a laugh
ing stock to.the•whole nation for having, per
petrated, under. her own' name, add With the.
seal of theState.npod them, the meanest 'and
Most coldblooded fraudiever pia Upon - record.
They have pot poisoned drugs into the cup - of
the Weak,•the sick,..the dying,, and ther i divided
the'excessive prOtits among .:potential political
partisans. The clark . ages mere Stan - mod with
the infairlous sale of indulgencies; bUt. deadly
drugs, instead of a wholesome beverage,•with
a high tariff for the'exchange, of the.purejuice
of - grane for nightshade., and hellabore_this
'dose was never administered 'by one human
being to another till it Was done by the:Chris•
tian hand 'of".'itassachusetts . , .and in' Order to
complete a iireat moral 'reform. . If this is
or be/ . If this the baptism with water, .what,
will' be the melting heart 'of the fire that is to'
comer Is pot the folly and the guilt of these
universal reforms open and•manifest, when 'one.
of them'has culminated in a• Burnham "and the'
other in ;Brown. ' , One can hardly tell which
is the most guilty of the two; probably.Burn
ham has killed the-most persons—and in n. sly
underhanded ,manner—giving 'no chance :for
self-defence. Would , it :not he.well to glorify'
Burnham as .a. Martyr to an ‘giilea?" -Hi' has
first-rate points. 'No inan.'had ever shown
more "game" in his disposition; fettered-by' no :
.seruples,...bound bynolaw . of honor; things sa
cred 'and profiine are alike to him; he would
cheat the communion table as . quick as the sick
bed; tvhen.cauglit he Manfully and heroically
throwe all the blame upon: his: subordinates-=
not blend the martyr 'and draw -the por. 7
trait. ofßroWn and Burnham together, and then
make Trzmant - temple echo With theshoat,
.These 'glorious minds—how bright they
,hire?" .•
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But bholiagdih to; . the point.' We have "no
'business with the subject of slavery. It is oat
of our borderL•beyondhui.jurkdiciion:-:-and:the
states that have the only prOPer authori
ty o•deal with jt. There is where 'the fathers
plaCed it, and there .the sons should leave 'it.
WheneVer the layes.of the moral or 'physical
world are violated a terrible vengeance ensues.
The 'prostration of majestic trees in: !he, forest
does init.more.surely mark the path ortlie.tor.:
:nada than morarprostration marks the footsteps
of abolitionism in the North. Twenty-six years
ago I heard Ger r it Smith upon the religious plat.,
.Nevi York. He.appearedthOnioSt
complished.christitin'gentlernan in the • whole
'land.. LEI. tindertoex imposii/4 7 —to' alter
what G9ii had fixed; and Omiiipitence'was too
strong for'hirn. be.too strong for you•
The:Mark - of bondage is - written 'upon the•brow
of the Afridan by the finger of the Omnipoten et
— 7 2ngraven there by the experiehce and Prac- ..
tics of lour tliousand years—and it is in ;vain
that waves of. excitement, which' Are but
fora day, can thirkto wash'out these everlast
ing lines.. Slavery is the Paradise of the black
Man; 'he rejoices in:clinging to,.the white 'man
as the iVy, to the oak, as ordinary man 'would
welcome the society oCangels.
1 1 701:)le may. Hii association with white
rnen is the only ,cireumsianees known' in' his.
historyby which hshas been raised to,a 'condi
tion' above the bert4ts that. periih.. On the fer . -
tile sohof his own continent; he propagates and
rots... Not one' path of civilization, net one
temple of Christianity, illeminates the dark.nese
of centuiLea—dark in features, more black in
the night which ages have vrrapt. around him.
The ship that'brought him to. America; was a
star of a new day..He.exchanges the bondage
of brutality for. the silver cords of .
arid • Christian.kindoess.. He 'exults' in . '.the
change. His face' is,radient with joy; and from'
the lanely,calrin and the. Christian temple songs
of thanksgiiiinggo•up to heaven • from the lips
ea& hearts of slaves redeemed ;from African
iican heathenism,. There is not an intelligent
slave in the Soath but finds there the. happiest
condition that his.race has.fodiulsineeth.e curse
was written upon the brow of Ham by the fin':
'ge'r of God. There .he delivered from
heathenism, the cannibalism, the human sacrifi
‘ of country,,therehe is free from the
reputaivegreetirigthat awaits; him at the North;'
written Of,preriChed about:Ai : an equal, con
ktrintlyAreated as tin inferior. .At the South.
ttle theory and the practice agree... The - African
is told that ho belongs terrin inferier, race, which
iv true, and. meets his own deepest. con cious-
ness, thelaSt court of. appealfaS,pliilosop iers
t ell.us, for the evidence of what LS • true;" they
are told that service.andallegiance are the du:
ty oL the black, triant:.profectiOn and instruction
the obligation, bfthe white man. So perfectAs
this feeling, so haimottions..th
.social system
grown•uP under it, that when a trietecir;a.eciin-
et Opiear‘ed in their horion .in ' ; :the 'person of,
.fohn..l3toivn, he. fell a Conce like ;a_ 'still' :from
Heaven, and did not disturb, except by hia.Oom .
.marderOn . s.arm,.the4eaceof a single : farnily,.oi
.the allagiance andfidelity.of a singlii.-slave.
this-one fact °tght toSpeak
.. volumes . to those
who are . clamoring for the freedom of thislave.'
The instincts' of tha bondman .are wiser -than
: the schemes oftheoriste. He asks:for:n(s inter. :
Vention—imploresno aid.• , .
...r<TO be content is his' natural' desireM--;tO . be
the approved Servant - Of his master accomplish
es highest ambition. speak of the greatnias... ,
ses of them. :That';:th , ere'are individuals who.
chi've an impossiblegood-- . something not to:be . .
found in this , world---Cs very likely; liut. as a.
bodyof people, they are as nearly , satisfied as.
thesame number anywhere Spoil the face of the
earth. Why should' we' traVel in perpetual jia in
in,theit: behalf? :Bid you 'are:.told that the
South are"forever,gettipg the best of it - in the
:National Government had the 'South ought, to
be put down—n . egrobr no negro, white or . black:.
Now pray Itiok at ft,. consider' for a moment
ask the pages Of , histoiy , and they teach
you. .For idghtyyearS have 'we not had the
best Governmenton earth . , - Prospered nation
never prcfspered 'before, spre.ad abroad; mold,
plied, and built cities; 'subdued the..wilderneis;
cengered the savage; 'bridged the' iivers; : rride
‘Vater.and earth, and air, and firei tributary to
ot4 wants' as no people ever did: before? All
the time have we not dwelt. securely: by' our
own rock o'r under enc.-own . elm?'Which 'of
your, sons-pr daughters has been oppressed/
which of them has set foot upon a foreign shore
and has not lound the Americao'narne a.shield
And protection? And yet; of all the long line.
ofsages that ha've presided over the destinies of
•the natiOn—frorn the Apostle 'Jefferson to' the
Patriarsh 13.uchanarwhich 01 them have 'not
New.Eagland men in large nurribers,.and Mas
sachusetts,, as a: State-al a majority, almost uni ,
formly and presistently abused?
.11as it become
a disease; is it chronic; is -there no medicine
that can reach Al Will this madness drive her.
to 'a fatal end;' trust the nation be plunged down
thelatal precipice. of' ciVil war? With you
JeffersOn was a Jacobi nand en infidel; Madison
whose death john Quincy Adrimssaiil:
spirit went up, to Heaven-as. phre as the - Ser . -
•aphirn which he' joined,i'yet he was cOmmend
ed-',,to the Island of Elba or a halter;" . Jackson'
was a tyrantand :a.msurper;. yan Buren..wrii
full of. Canning,atid:cleceipt; Tyler wasf:a trai
tor; Mr: Edirne' e sold . himself to the. Smith;
Mr. Pierce. carried War:ind bloodshed into
peaceful Territories; and Mi. Buchanan,.whOse
last pulsation of life will be a wish.and a pray 7
er forthe Welfirs of his whole .country—,ha
a border ruffian, and guilty, of the 1)loail and,
crimes of John Bfown.- Now does history any=
Where picture the 'acts and motives. of, these .
men as they .nre Micle.ta appear . tO you? Have
not the very winds and air around you, been
poisoned by the breath of , slander? ,
• If, in a matter so gralieand important, mate
riakeniiderations; selfish interesti,,ean have
any• weight, they. are . hinnerotiorgent7 and
'pressing. United'sll these hernioniZe and assist.
each other...your. keels have carried the great
er part',Of t he - one hundred and. sixty millions of
bales of cotton.fiirnished.by the bboth during
theldst year: ...They have.' drawn''-supplies of
mannfacturedartielee froth` alrnost
in New. England. • How Intik will they bify of
these who contribute . spears . for the, hands of
their slaves? They Will not do it, they ,ought
not to do it; and Wdought 'no longer to put their
forbearance to the' test. And now My, friendS,
*that most of Yon are sincere in What you 'have
aooO . arid said on this snbject,r . have po.doubt; .
but:yeu.are mistaken, your zeal is -misguided
.and your syinpathy.:.throWn away. The - most
gni:lrmo - us-Wrongs have been committedandthe.
most terrible calatunities brought.upodeommu-
nities by honest but mistaked'men: God, pun
ishes men for,theirfiolice'ne less than for their
Crimes.. The fire kindled by-the
. hand of
. the.,
maniac burns as furiously as if set by the most
artful country div . ido? this
spot, the central spot of ruin • lor'c'ontending.
States, have you ever thought lieu' , on that day
the sun would be veiled. , in • darkness, and the
moon would be changed into blood, anti .the
stars would lose their brightness and; the earth
'wouldseernto tremble under our feet,and the fields
would lose all their beauty,.and all . the ties of
nature.would forgotten,:nul.
or every inantpr woman that has asoul Would
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be absorbed'in one convulsive pulsation or an
guish?..'' We shOUld in° longer have Washington
for,ourfather, nor the ground around his grave
to be pressed by,troopsof prilgriritfeet.• :
There:is a:terror at the grave:of afirst tarn,
anguish in aheuse thrt . weeps 4 .. :parent dead.
I remember the teaching lamentations of that .
earnest, ardent and impassioned nriture,;Ed-
Wardßurke,.when-he mourned an onlyson, the
heir of his; house and .name. 'Yea have all
haard.the Wail 'of the, King 'of Israel,', at the
the death-'of 'a
rebel:son, but no suctr.sorroVir is
ever felt for.the soldier 'slain ,in battle;:i or for
kindred gone down to the grave; as
. the 'e xile'
feeli,looking for:the last time upon, his native
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'home, k.the patriot whon:he:scies'the'soil of his'
country carnioned with fraternal , blond . . may
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ur eyes never Weep those reari nor our hearts .
b.arent with 'angitish;' ;The':deeision
with the North. Yoar country, hangs yeeping
on your:neel, apd'beseeehes 'you by the mem..
oriel past and •Tho.hopett nf.the future,
to stay the tide Of ; reproach :and. crikination,
and send 'healing waters along ell ti ? k ehonntli
or social and Polittia'ttife...:SaVe, 'Ohl God, we
beseech Thee, the land 'rlickhast 0616th : end
this; Thy People, which Thou' kik 'mt4tltti
'Your obedient senianr,. •
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The beatautheritietited.tied.nioat intelligible
account of thefall of. ae,rOlites which. has ever
been given, it that by Professcir ..Silliman and
Mr,:liirigsley of
,the fall-Which took place,
-Weston, (now lilastOn).Cene., on Dec: 14,180..
- We have heard ProfessOk StHiinan give this' in . - -
teresting.aceount. soon the news of:the
'occurrence reached Newsflaven,.,i'rofessor,Sil
lireanand-Mr. Kingsleytproceledeilto Weston to .
collectthefacts.. They conversed with a large
number Of eye-witnesses; among vVhom was
Judge Wheeler; of Weston. He was walking
near Iris house at.half-paSt-six in the morning,
when a'sudden - Clash in the northern sky.cansed
'hire to . lonk . up;and , hestivif a globe-of &epees.;
ing behind a :dark cloud. • '.While••hehind' the
cloud, its appearance Was distinct like that : of
the, sun seen. through . a fog, but'ciely.fialf -or
two-thirds as large.: As it emerged frote be
hind.. the •,cload. it flashed witlia : ..ood light:
resembling what. •is 'ealled heat . lightning,
streamed ecrosstliesky.witha waving, .coni
cal and gradually disappeared near the
• zenith, the whole trarniit occupying about half
Minute. - the clear sk,V,, there was a' bi•isk,
'scintilla tion'abont. it• like. a : firiAliand carried
against the: Wint/. - .4bOut: 50 or 40 seconds;
after its disappearance threeloud and. distinct
reports, like., those eta' four-pounder pear. at
hand; were hearth.: they succeeded each other
raj - Milk' and did not occupkabeve three'seConds;
then. followed' a continued rumhfinglike.a,can
nOn-hall rplting . over a flooi r sometirnos:loetler
'and sometimes fainter,which..contintted:a few
• Seconds and gradually died. away. ..Tho pass
age.ef the Metior, was accoMpanied by'a fall of
stones for 'a distance of nine or ten s miles in the
line of its course.'. The•largesCortheie atones
fell in.a fAeld:beleng lag to • Mr. - Seeley, within
30 rods of: his hMise. A Mr. Staples lived ion
• a hill.at the. bottom of which the. steke..
After the lest exploSiji_a of the ',meteor; ri : noise
like a Whirlwind Passed to the' east ofhis house
a.nd'oVer his orchard;: at t h e. same . i n s t ant a.
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streak of light passed over it in
.a'large Curv,e,•
and see Med, te pierce the grOunk a shock was
'felt and a report. like that'of. bodj
striking:thecarth;.•. Three or•foUr.iMurs; after
wardi M r . Seeley chanced. tepees. by the Piece
where the body fell and discovered:it. It had
strucka• ridg,e.of rock which it. hed.partlyibiv
ered, and glanced doWn the hill obliquely' into
the grotird to the.depth Of three (set,- leasing:a
hole fiye feet in length, and four and,a-hatt in
breadth, end:throwing 'reassei . of turf and earth
. to the' Ai.stac'e of 1:00 feet. :The stone, was in
ngmen6,.none of yvhich exceeded the size. of
a .rmin'is fist, and Professor •Sillirean though t
the fragmenta 'together' must; Have weighed 200
_Another 'stone - fell into' soft .grOund
.and was not broken;' .it weighed' 35 pounds,.
Another' .fell in. the .road and Penetrated the
ground to the. depth Of two' feet; it weighed-25
potindi.' :The Most northerly fall ' was in the
limits'Of,HuntMgtoir, on . the borders - of Weston,
in'the road; a Mr. Burr. heard the'stone fall,.
and on•searching ferit:an 'hear afterward . ,. he'
found thatit hrid Struck a granite, took and was
broken in pieces; the, largest piece . not .being ,
bigger than'a•gciose.egg, and 7 -was 'at Waire 7
SeVeral 'Other masses in
.difrerent Places.
along.the track of this meteor;, one weighing
25 pOimds,. anothei' 11, and aeother 7. /n all
cases the'fall was distinctly heard:by.persoes
in the vicinity, andin one. case - smoke..was.
seen to rise from the place where the mass fell.
Professor collected sneh the:pieces
as . he 'could.procure either by gift or purchase,
and theY are still to be. seen in the cabinet Of
Yale College, New Haven.- .
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The WaShington correspondent of :the.Phila
delphia • 'Press saysi-1 am.desiroutimf .adding' a
line in reference to•Mr: Sickles of. New York,
and particularly:in regard to the universally
accepted opinion: ' that;h'e is not'. spoken..tO„by
his fellow members.' It is qiiite true there: is
very little' . 'disposition manifested 'by any :of
the representatives' to : eitabiish . intimate rela
tions 'with Mi. Sickles; but :Justice to the man
-himself , reqiiires , ;that , should - stale that he
seems to invite no:such relations', Every day,
about half-past. twelve' oclOck, when debate
hes begun; he walks in quietly fromthe Side
door : and takes his seat on, One of the a sofas on
the licsterri-side or the house, Where; resting
114. head 'on hrs : gloved hand; he.remains.scated, :
taking no part in . the discussions, voting,iwiten
culled upon, in 0 low voiCe7::. He dresses in ex;
. quisite teste,.udd has cultivated it large . pritriof '
I:4Otru . whiskers,j, .. He seems cons,cinus thit .
public.opinion is greatly' against hirrr,imil al.
though his bearing is full of his', characteristic
.• t .
ease'and coolness,ll is slogularly,tattring .and
unobtrusive. Sitting in
. the gallery on .Iffed.
lipsday.and Thursday, noticedseveral 'orthe
leading mernbere the'llouse , going up to
him,ihaking bonds with bine,: and passing' on'
to their, seats, -I hive not.. met, Mr. Sickles,
and,.therefoic, speak, of bins simOly. kn ob..
.QuEsn. TaenEs.---Many years, age, wheffrics,
Was dear, in Eastern , China, efforts. were . ..mailer.
to. bring it from' Luzon', Whermy was abundsnt.
At Manilla, there Wei, however,•paised. a sin
.gisla . r law, to the effect 'that no vessel tor',
China, should be 'affewed.to load with:OctOn.,
less it brought to :firaerilli.a certlin,iiumfier.'of
cages full of the little , nhotcber "birds," , Well
known to ornithologists.:,. The' retest* fOr s 'this.
most eccentric regulation simply :WsphOt, ant i '
rice in . Luzon suffered much from locust,.
those lodusts were destroyed in 'great - nuinberts
by the butcher : birds.. A
.business is carried on'. between kne*a.:*llol.l4.
Now Zealand
ques ti on. has been a', long standing jciltit .
Atickland;butthe necessity to raimers of finial
birds to keep down the grubs ilOtlinitted otl all
,There is,no security. in NeW , ',ZealaUd
against:the invasion, of. myriads of .Caterpillari •
Which devietate the crops:. The Mosfsingelar
brand!) of:Such traffic; is the told trade.- On
some of the market'gardne near ,as
many os five crops are raised in . one yeay t .ribe
principal objecf; being': bowever,,.to raise the
finest possible 'specimens fori high ,priceset
Under 'Such a syiterri of.culture, slugs'and other
insects are very formidable foes,,and to:destroy
them, tends have , been 'found souseful , as tabs
purchased at high prices.... As wittcl' twit dol.
tar and' a hags dozenis given for full grown
lively, toads, which are generally imported, from
France, they have also !Melt in use for along.
time in an .ineectiverous, way. Who . tan say
but that Shakespeare, 'who kneW everything
gUeseed everything . end foresaw everything;'
thought of this. latent Value when he said that
the toad, though • • , , :•
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. • . • ~ 1 7gly sod venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in ,
How a fellow from Shulistierg,-in the Mining
didtriet, was elected:to the State. Legislature
is related, as follows; by the• Afilvvaukie New:
, The district,.was close,. the Republicans be,
ing dangerously 'numerous, ao - the .Democratie
candidate, • who was a miner and ~employed
men to work in the bciaiels of the earth, seat,-
rcd the ser vices of sixty-three staunch Repub
licans to mine in • his.shaft on the forencion of
election day, the understanding being tbat •in
the afternoon they should, be 'allowed tcr gO to
'the polls. The,sixty-three tieseended the
der one hundred and fifty-three': feat into: the
shalt, anti were soon busy at ',pork, drllling,
cutting, blasting;fice. The .candldite and em
ployer, then ascended the. ladder, 'reached the
surface, -and with the help of twiti•or:Thrie
friends in the' secret; drew-the ladder up after
him, leaving..sixty-three good , Republican yd.
ters hard at wont a, hundred feet belOw, with '
no means of getting out until the ladder was .
ieplaCed 1 Taking two sections of the ladder
off to hay.° some new rounds put le he left for
the polls, a mile .distant, and when the votes
were counted•ar nigh t,•to:the. surprise .of 'his'
'opponent, he had forty-two majority! An hour
later there night have been seen aixty-three
able-bodied men, each one .bearing a lighted
ciindle ' emerging from a certain •bale ih the
ground, like' ants from
.4 vial cif -molasses,. pro
'fa.ning fearfully; and: vainly'. seeking • for the
man' who ;Tuned up that ladder:" but for two
days no such man could 'be fetind.•• Coneluding
they had been sold in' earnest ; aftericousulta.
tion the miners agreed to, charge,nothing for •
their•Seriices, drink at their 'employer's' ex.
petise ' and let,the matter drop—but he *as
elected. •
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TEACH youn Ciriumax-Zo Re4n . rut' PArcis.
—Parents can hardly realize how much• infer
rnation•children pick up by the 'perusal of news
papers. In these long winter eveninee;'•Voys
and girls of ten to si.Zteen, should be , •aCcusi.
toured to read to each other good :tardily ,
papers. Thus tho'usands of little iteini Of.4er
eral infurmafiori find lOdgMent:in their
which they cannot obtainin any:other manner
The branches of learninglaughtimschoiali and
school books are only the means'- which enable'
the children ' to aCquire•further kpOWledge.. , .. It
is not enough that children ,are taught to , .kead,
and to write—their Minds :Mitt 'be 'stored with
eeneral'information about the' everyday affairs
of the , world—and M no: way earl - that - 14
'taught better than by the perusal of newspa
pers.. Thin a.tistei of reading is formed which
will fit thorn to assumotie important , duties'of
wizen andlather.., •
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Most. every ,newspaper contains as 'much
reading. as a small boole,''and seitiral. hundred
facts,selating to agriculture;politiCs, &c.;'and
all this . information is offered foi three tents.
How Much more indulgent we ale to our:atom
ache than our brains. How few men hesitate
to,spend their Money to gratify their appetites
for meat and drink, while they : starve their
immortal minds, and that of their children;
with the foolish.cry. 4tean't etford.it.l?
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FOLLOW THE Rtapr.—No •mattir whoi yo . o
are,. what your lot, or where you live, youedit
not airold to do that which is wronig. : :, The °lily
way to obtain happiness and .pleasuri for your=
self is to do the right thing,: You•
ways hit the mark, but you' eluitld'illioilyttiiito
for it, and with every , trial 'your skill ilie,retisei;
Whether you are to be praised or i blarried
by others; whetherlr.will ieernifitlY;_ro!tkOlc4
Harr or poorer, or whethe r ' other
than yourself. knows of your;,"ation,;still. al
ways, and, iii,all-ceseS, do the
first lessons in this rule ; ill 'sainetimes''.,'siieln
hard ones, hut .the y will grow viiiier r oOife'aSibr,
till, finally; doing'the right thing
a habit, and to do'wrong seetir'ik
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CUDE ov IlniuscArteNi.---Galigruintv. - soye;r7
c!Dr. Hartung . has succesefullY:uprilidd
ecid - to the pu 'of rhetimat is n 3 • 14 : 61.0 jur@- (1. 1
lutd already been, recornMeMlicl
Daryintile, Perkini, and:
edy le,mu much mare :coat ly' r whereas 2(k . 4ri!tps, of
nitrin•:acid disol yea dratne - ?..ot:Wsitjr,*
sweetened" With frore . 7.lt.o too .131#0,00,i 6 P ,
may lie administered -in 15
to 36 hoirs,.the affected pad being'vrreppedaip
in - wadding.: and the . patient drinking .
with discretion. A complete Cite' ip -.!obtajoe4
in the course of flout ten' te,fifteliii;dnYei: - ;- ,
t Al
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