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Andrew J. Uhey, Editor.
Thursday, Aug. 1S53.
FOIGOVERNOB. IN 1354,
WILLI A MB I G LIV,
Subject to the decision of the Democratic State
For State Senator,
Cyrus L.. Icrsliin, or Jolamtoivn
Subject to the decision of the Senatorial Conference.
For Judge of the Supreme Court,
JOHN c. KKOX,
cf Tioga County.
For Canal Commissioner,
TIIO.tlAS II. FORSVTII,
of Ph.iladclpL.ia County.
For Auditor General,
, cf JlifEin County.
For Surveyor General,
of Crawford County.
For Assembly, v
THOMAS COLLIUS, of Summitville.
- For Treasurer,
A. J. EHEY, of Ebonshurg.
For District Attorney,
T. L. HEYER, of Johnstown.
JOHJT H. DOUGLASS, of Clearfield. ,
For County Surveyor,
- TH03IAS K'CONirELL, of Summerhill.
JOSEPH HOGE, of Carroll.
; Hon. John C. Knox,.
This gentleman received the nomination from
the State Democratic Convention, for Judge of
the Supreme Court, by acclamation. " lie is fa
vorably known to the people of this county, hav
ing established, during the brief period he was
President Judge of this district, a bright repu
tation. They well believe that he possesses all
requisite legal qualifications for this high and
important office, and when the day of contest
comes the Democracy of Cambria will nobly do
their part in aiding their brethren in the State
to elect him by a tremendous majority.
Gayety in Ebonsburg.
A New York editor visited Saratoga to escape
the heat, but a week's stay satisfied him that he
had jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.
Nevertheless, Saratoga 13 a gay place, and so is
Cape May, Newport and Bedford Springs, mut
ton and lamb excepted, if the newspapers say
truly, -nd of course they do. And Ebensburg,
dear, delightful, roinantic, ever-cool Ebensburg,
. is also gay, dear reader. What with numerous
visitors, parties, pic-nics, hunting expeditions,
fishing excursions, pretty ladies and gallant gen
tlemen, there is no lack of enjoyment, &n an
over-abundance of gayety reigns predominantly.
One of our hospitable citizens, a gentleman
who deservedly enjoys a solid reputation as the
. neartiest laugner and most incessant talker of
any in the vieinity, who, withal, possesses a rich
treasure within hi3 breast a heart, from which
a fountain of sympathies and kind feelings ever
flow who has been the life and light of th e so
cial circle for some years, gave a brilliant party
at his residence on Friday evening last. There
tv as present a gay ana joyous assemblage of
"brave women and fair "men," consisting of res
Meats of the town, and visitors from Pittsburgh,
Philadelphia and Baltimore. An invitation having
been extended ua we were present, not in gay
' attire, but robed in our accustomed mountain
simplicity, not with any intention of bein- "a
chiel araang ye takin' notes", but for the enjoy
raent of the dance. Slowly aud stately we en
tered the room, and gazed upon the congregated
beauty and fashion, whiiethrough every pulse
the sou persuasive voice of music stole, fallin
upon the ear in cadence sweet ! and holding in
mighty chains the hearts of all. Pausing to
contemplate the scene,
"We gazed upon the dance, where ladies Light
ere moving in the light
Of mirrors and of lamps,"
and as they danced away tho joyous hours, and
. fairest bosoms heaved happily beneath the win
ter roses' biossoms,"wo thought of the glad, the
aPry tne enjoying moments of Youth. No
thoughts seemed gathering round which troub
led tueta, for when the sound of flute and violin.
jrve signal sweet in that old hall, of hands across
and down the middle, it was the sdcII that made
restless the merry blue and lustrous black eyes
- A. if t . la . . .
a. eel iue uearis oi an romancing. One there was,
tana mere are oi nor a who aid, no doubt, expert
ence a similar inspiration as ourself,) whose
"Grace of motion, and of look, the smooth'
And ewiinming majesty of step and tread,
The uynimttry of form and feature, set
The soul afloat, even like delicious airs'
Of flute and harp."
.Hearts were lost: ours rnnon? tha nnmhrr
whether to be regained or not tho future will
' develope. It is the way of life, yet our consola
tion is mat we stand not alone. The assemblage
enjoyed themselves fully, "and all went merry
as a marriage-bell." At a late hour, when we
dared not lengthen those sweet momenta, the
low-whisperod farewell had to be said, and the
company departed, taking one fond look," one
parting glance, in hopes that they might be pre
sent in those dreams which the gentle night
urines ever ui nw Bi.ury Wl'ig3. .
Great praise is duo tho ladies' for tho masrnifi
cent manner in which they prepared and furnish
-111 .1? i .-.l , .
u i ii e gooa limits wim wiuoii tite tanie was so
profusely laden everything deuoted that they
naa nestowea most conflagrate attention upon
, te wants or the inner man. Long may they
live to be guardian angels o'er the life of man
presiding, and r.iay one of them be a constant
- light f Lining within the mansion of the hospita.
: bio gentleman, the giver of the party. Hlunihla-
, ting aal making happy his earthly path-way. ;
LOCAL AIID EDITOBIAL ITZjS.
On Saturday tho Temperance men of tho coun
ty hold tbeir Delegate election in the several
"XS?" v c went on a fishing excursion cnTues-.
day last, along with several friends from Pitta
burg, and caught one huudred aud forty-seven
of the "speckled beauties." CanT Bedford
Springs or Cape May offer so attractive a feature
as good trout fishing ? .J.' r.
i?Tie card of M. D. Maokhan, Esq., who
declines being a candidate of the Whig paaty
for the Legislature, will be noiiced . in this
paper. The Whig cauldron boils; the fight
thickens. The question now is Will anybody
rj"jAME3 Shirley will be executed in IIol.
lidaysburg, on Friday, August 12th. lie de.
clares he is not afraid to die, but detests the
method, and the stigma which attaches itself to
the name of an executed criminal, alone troub
les and unnerves him. We hope, with our friend
of the Standard, that persons from Blair, or any
adjoining county, will remain at home, and not
flock to llollldaysburg to satisfy any morbid
curiosity which they may "Lave' in their natures.
The Camlrian complains of the unfair
ness of the proceedings of thelate Whig Conven
tion, as published in the Democratic! papers cf
this place. We presume his acquaintance with
I he Spirits would have enabled him to obtain a
correct and verbatim account from ihein, and
would suggest the propriety of their being con
sulted so that his conscience may receive a qui
2PMaj. G. W. Dan.vals, late of the "Logan
House," Hollidaysburg, has taken Otto's hotel,
the Washington House, and has changed its name
to the "Dannals House." This house will be
kept in superior style, as it is the determination
of the proprietor to bestow every attcnCon to
his Ruests. The Fwestaurant will be unsurpass
ed, and furnished with every imaginable delica
cy, such as frogs, fish, game and vegetables of all
kinds, in and out of season. The Major deserves
Jj-Jfln the last number of the Sentinel we said
there was fun ahead that confusion prevailed
in the Whig ranks in the county and district
that the contest for Senator was between
Young America and Fifty-four Forty.
Well, the fun has come at last. In the last
number of the "Cambrian," Mr. White's claims j
are viewed in a much more favorable light than
in the previous number of that paper.. True,
Messrs. Hutchinson and Kiug are lauded to the
skies as "nice men," but M'Cormick thinks
White would "run like tviM-f re." Well, we
shall see what we shall eee. We have no feel,
ing of friendship, politically, for any of the
gentlemen running, but would prefer immeasu
rably to see TIr. White nominated. In case of
his nomination, we could feel sure of electing
our nominee, whoever he might be. We should
like much to Inow by what vicans Yo ung Ameri
ca caused so great a change in the tone of the
"Cambrian," There's fan ahead.
To lite Voters of Camuria, Bedford and .Fulton I
Without the least solicitation on my part, the
ate Whig Convention of Cambria county unan-
mously nominated me as a candidate for the
louse of ltcpreseutatives. In just surprise at
this movement, I awaited the action of the par
ty whose organ that Convention appeared to be.
Never have 1 received a eompliment for which I
felt so grateful. But it appears from the edito
rials aud communications in the "Cambrian" of
last week, that my name was only iieed; for a
particular purpose ; that the printed proceed
ings of that convention were not correct, and
that those who were appointed conferees and in
structed to support me at Bedford, denied the
right of the convention, or a portion of it, to
fcitiier recommend me or appoint them.
Asking lor nothing at the hands of .the party
which I have so long and so faithfully served, nor
refusiug'to support any man it. may name;
ever i eady to contribute all my mind, energy
and means to the advancement of their doctrines
and principles, yet I must and will deny the right,
on their part, of using my name for the purpose
of injuring or suppressing the claims of any as
let using to be used for the benefit or advan
tage of others, I decline a nomination which
twenty-oua delegates say is spurious.
lUrowmg myseli upon the people; looking on
low demagogues with contempt, I remain as
A private citizen, .
MICHAEL DAN MAGEHAN.
Democratic S lata Convention.
This body, upon which devolved the duty cf
nominating a candidate for Supreme Judge of
this State, in place of the late Judge Gibson, met
at Harnsburg, on Thursday - last, and, as was
expected, unanimously nominated John 0. Knox,
of Venango county. At the death of Judse
Gibson, Governor Bigler, in obedience to pubiie
desire, appointed Mr. Knox to fill the vacancy,
um.il me meeung oi tms convention, -and now
tho selection has been ratified in the most com
plimentary manner by the Convention. There
is no doubt of the triumphant election of Judge
Knox. His high legal abilities, his elevated so
cial standing, the evidences of a sound, -well
balanced mmd he has exhibited, and the kindly
qualities of his nature, all go to make up a sum
of popularity that will make his success a fixed
fact. We have before so fully alluded to the
mental peculiarities of Mr. Knox, that we need
not on this occasion repeat our criticism. mn
than to 6ay, he is honest, he is capable, he is
fearless, he is independent. With these Qualifi
cations his career on the bench must be benefi
cial to the State, and honorable to himself.
Col. Black, Chairman of the Committee on
Resolutions, offered the following, which were
Besolvcd, That in the election of Franklin
Pierce the people have received an able, fearless.
and faithful exponent of Democratic principles,
nn.I n ri.Inf HI., !,.t..t 1 ll. - It-!...
ttuv vjiiiti ahuidu ui vmuiii iuu union may
well feci, proud. His administration has thu3
far proven eminently successful, and given sure
earnest of future usefulness.- , .. .
llcsolved, That we approve of the administra
tion of Governor William Bigler, having the full
est confidence in Lis patriotism, integrity; and
devotion to the princij-des of the Democratic
party. - . . .
Ilosolvcd, That this Convention cordially and
unanimously approve the nomination of the Hon.
JohnC. Kuux, this day made fur Judge of the
Supremo Court, and pledge him our undivided
support. ; . .
Ilosolvcd, That this Convention recommend
to the Democratic party of Pennsylvania, the
wnoie oiaie iiiiet, sm now presented, and rely
ing upon the sa,me party, who have ever proved
true to their professions, look forward to Its tri-
umphant election on the second Tueady of Oc-
tower hext. . " ;
These resolutions cover the whole ground,
and coming as they do from a State Convention
Ipi the Democracy, are conclusive as to the posi-
-ion they occupy towards tao .National and State
administrations. Doth are fully and unqualifi
edly endorsed, and entire confidence expressed
in the distinguished Democrats who are alluded
to in connection with the Chief Magistracy of tlse
Nation and State. Gen. Pierce's devotion to
the principles of his inaugural, has well merited
the title of a faithful exponent of Democratic
principles, while his ardent desire to sustain tie
full measure of his country's glory both at horae
and abroad, has justly endeared him to the Dem
ocracy of the Nation. From the day that Penn
sylvania .cast her vote for Gen. Pierce to te
present, her Democracy have never once faltered
in the confidence they reposed in the wisdoni,
intelligence and patriotism of the President, and
they have thus taken tho earliest official oppor;
tunity to spread that fact before the country. i
Upon all the principles contained in the inaugu
ral of Gen. Pierce, as well aa the line of policy
pursued by his administration, the party in thb
State is a unit, and the resolutions standing &
lie head of those reported by the committee,
a- fair exposition of their feelings with regard to
Gen. Pierce and hi3 administration. j'
Tho second resolution is pointed at Governcr
Eigler and his administration, and is open, p
and explicit. - Its apprdval of the administration
of Governor Bigler is hearty and emphatic,- and
cannot be mistaken. If the enemies cf the Gov.
had wanted an issue here was the eauntlet
thrown down to them, in open convention, ani!
in the face of the assembled Democracy of the
whole State. The resolution is not ambiguous
nor does it deal in mincing, equivocal terms. It
states the position of the Convention openly,,
and in that manner it was passed. This is a
compliment t Governor Bigler, which is truy
encouraging. " After nearly half of the term fr
which he was elected has expired, and after full
opportunity being given to witness and canvass
his official actions, the Democracy of the State,
in convention assembled, have in the most pub
lic manner given their sanction to his adminis
tration, and expressed their full confidence In his
"patriotism, integrity and devotion to the prin
ciples of the Democratic party." This . move
ment on the part of the Stato Conrtution is full
of signification, and will make its mark upon the
politics of this State.
Col. Robert Tyler then offered a series cf Re
solutions (which we regret we could not obtrun)
m favor of the National platform of principles
on which the Democracy of the whole Nation
rest. They were adopted as an expression of
the will of the Democracy of Pennsylvania, and
they show that the party in the Old Keystone is
a unit on that platform of principles which car
ried General Pierce into the Executive Chair of
the Nation, and on which he has based all his
official acts. The Resolutions are a death-blow
at sectionalism in all its forms, and shadow
forth a re-united Democracy on the old Jefler
sonian tloctrines of state Rights and National
Security. We will publish the Resolutions en
tire wheu they reach us.
Resolutions were then adopted praying the
next Congress to pass a law giving every soldier
who served in any of tho wars of this "Repui'Iic,
ICO acres of the public land. This was a wise
and patriotic rcsponsa to the desires of the Dem
ocracy of this State, and we hope it will be fol
lowed by the other States, until the public mind
of the Nation is fully aroused on this question
of justice to those brave men who perilled their
lives in defence of the honor of their native coun
try. . . ;
The death of Vice President Kmg, as also tat
of thelate Judge Gibson, of our State, are refer
red to in tho followyjg truthful and elegant min
ner. This State testimonial to two 6,uch distin
guished Americans is both appropriate and ccin
mcndablft : . i
Resolved, That in the death of the Hon. John
B. Gibson, formerly Chief Justice, and latt a
Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,
the community has lost an able and profound
Jurist, a useful citizen, end an honest man. To
his family, in his death most deeply bereaved,
we" offer sincerely this expression of our sympa
thy and distress.
Resolved, That vvc feel sensibly tho serious
and general loss our country has suffered in the
death of Vice President Kins. As hi3 life was
upright, useful and patriotic, without spot or
oiemisn. His death has produced in all henrta
a lasting sorrow. To his friends and relatives
we desire to express our sympathies.
The action of the Convention was cordial and
harmonious, and tho most determined spirit was
manifested to sustain the entire Democratic State
ticket at . the coming election. Philadelphia
The following letter, a rare and racy one, we
copy from tho columns of the Pittsburgh Chron
icle. It possesses Peculiar intrrost. and is the
best description of "life at the Springs" which
we have seen published:
Bedfoud Springs, Saturday, July SO. ;
Dear Chronicle I am induced to address you
a letter descriptive of some of tho incidents of
this season, as several persons but imperfectly
acquainted with the English language, Lave
written letters from here to papers in Pittsburgh
and Baltimore, which letters are calculated to
deceive thc readers as to the company here and
their amusements. They represent us as a com
munity of snobs, of the deepest dye. Wo are
not so, O Chronicle, but, on the contrary, axe a
most respectable, cultivated, and elegant com
pany. There-may bo exceptions, ; but I know
them not. Snobs wo have none, nor doth a sin
gle cockney dwell within sound of the dinner
bell. Neither have I seen an unduly inquisitive
maid or matron, and from the fullest" observa
tion, I believe that no one concerns him or her
self, about the affairs of his or her neighbor.
Indeed, 60 correct is public opinion on the sub
ject of foreign intervention, that I saw, the oth
er evening, five elderly, ladies shut their eyes
upon the approach of two lovers, who, of course,
were not ambitious of attracting any notice to
their flirtation. Such conduct is beyond all
praise. .- - ' ; . '..
Nor does any one ever express any opinion of
any other lady or gentleman, savo in terms the
most considerate and flattering, r
Tt i o AAmin nn Q v. I sna rf trtta 1 ' i I ' -vrv all
.. ... .. . . ... .
tne comiorts oi nome cannot ne nan, (alt&ougn
Bedford is as free from ,that slight objection as
i any place in the world,) to liear grumblers eom-
plain, now and then, of a bad dinner, or an un
comfortable room. But such complaints are
never hear I here, except from one old curmud
geon, who shall be nameless. - -- v
Take its' for all in all, there never was such a
company nt any watering place before, nornever
will be again. -' " , .
These Springs have recently been sold to a
Company of gentlemen, at thhead of whom are
Maj. Chambers McKibben, and Gen. Geo. Wash
ington Lauman. They paid 175,000 for them,
and intend expending about $200,000, in ma
king improvements, now much needed. I am
happy to be able to state a fact most honorable
to those gentlemen, as it is cheering to me ; that
is, the first money expended, will be in the erec
tion of a Church, upon the classic ground of
Crockford's. It will be "of tho pointed Gothic
fctyle of architecture, with a tower, and a par
sonage attached. The Church will bo - placed
under the charge, and the parsonage appropria
ted to the use, of the first Minister of the Gospel
who arrives at the Springs during the season.
This arrangement it is thought, will give rise to
quite an amiable rivalry between the different
Clergymen who have been in the habit of coming
here. Texas, so called, is to be demolished, and
a Club-house erected in its stead. This Club-
1 houswill be constructed on the grandest scale,
containing four fine Bowling Alleys, ten Billiard
Tables, and a most spacious Bar-Room. Ia the
rear will be the mint-patch, handsomely orna
mentcd, and intersected by walks laid out after
tue manner oi a worm-ience. ane tmra andjhad Lad sufficient power doubtless they would
fourth stories- pre to be fitted up as 8leepingjLaveperformeaabriinantsubterranoanj,riiey.
apnrtments for Young America, with porches ' but being simply 4ry rockets they only stood
uhcre'they can air themselves, and cool their with their noses to the ground and fizzled off.
youthful ardor in the moonlight. Within this j 0ne of them, however,"by accident, being p!ace J
house they will be expected to make as much;in the proper position did absolutely dart "into
noise as possible, especially towards morning, ltbe air, and falling on the mountain set it on
when people are apt to sleep entirely too sound- j Cre . whereupon one of the ladies remarked that
ly. To aid them in these laudable efforts, each .j Mr. S r might burn the mountain but that
room will be provided with a long tin horn, a , hc coul j never set tLe river ou fire ,
drum, a pair of cymbals, or some other soft-; Mr- M n, of Philadelphia, with the great-
tcned musical instruments. One hundred pairs j est presence of mind, filled his boots with water,
of old boots will be considerately placed at the tben rusliing up the m0Untain side extinguished
dwn?, each night, which these youths are ex- j thc f;re efore niucll jamajre had heQa jg,
pected to find much pleasure and profit, in filling, Mr. c 1? of Philadelphia "distinguished him-
with water, changing their places, or throwing! self by galantlv discharging three Roman Can
over the porch into the grounds below. The i dleg witbout flinching.
proprietors thus hope to merit the patronage of! After the powaer had all been burnt, the emp
Toung America, and by these innocent relaxa- ty boxes io which the gquiba faaJ Leeu placedf
tions, to benefitUhe health cf such as are inva- j were 6et on fire and tbe Committee danced a
Sds. The distinguished military individual dance ftnrjnJ thc flameg to tbe warlike anJ
above mentioned, design constructing another, inspiring air of Old Dan Tucker, after which
and more elegant building, which will perhaps, rt.tireJ t0 tbe Jin;ns.roora anil refreshed
be a great, novelty, in its way. They proposefthcmselve3) as became warri&rs after batUe. 1
that this edifice shall be called the Barracks, and j Lave been tolJ bj one ho was present tbat tbe
5 i T rT1 1 TnvAT in rr 1 a ! ric! tral vr "x V A lien i-F 1 a 1
military, uenerais, Uolonels, Majors, sc., will
have the choice of apartments, according to their
rank, and the whole establishment will be gov
erned by strict military discipline. All sum
monses will be made by beat of drum. Doubt
less, the gallant Pennsylvania militia will appre
ciate this compliment.
The fast men have not been forgotten. The
stables will be demolished especially the old
log one so long and ably occupied by Col. D n
aud Mr. R n and new and handsome ouesi
rill be erected in their stead, with all modern
improvements; such as tha introduction of wa
ter iuto each stall, &c.
A Dog-Palace, for the benefit of all Pointer
and Setter dogs, is also contemplated. I have
seen the design for this edifice, and have no
hesitation in saying it will be truly elegant and
most convenient. Each dog will have his own
apartment, where, if surly, he can dine and sleep
in private ; but at the same time each apartment
will open into a large haU where all the inhabi
tants can meet and greet each other, as is cus
tomary among dogs of respectability ; or, if so
disposed, can refresh themselves with a general
fight. The building has ingenious contrivance
for excluding fieas.
At present, the dogs visiting Bedford for their
health, sleep mostly under the beds of their
masters' friends in Crockford's, whore, they re
pose secure from flies, and pick their mutton
bones in peace.
What further improvements tho proprietors
contemplate, I am unable to say ; but this I am
authorized to state, that hereafter the house will
be kept on strictly temperance princiryles.
At present there is a large number of visitors
here, and it is a pleasant eight to see the crowd
of "fair women and brave men," filling the spa
cious dining hall, and devoting themselves with
graceful enthusiasm to the good things with
which the table groans.
Our beautiful city has sent a largo represen
tation, of which we may well be proud. (I had
a list of ladies prepared as part of this letter,
but I have been waited upon by them in a bo ly,
requesting that their names and descriptions
should not be given, as they .were so overcome
by the delicate compliments contained in a re
cent letter in the Baltimore Patriot, that they
could not survive another such attack.) At pre
sent we have those merchant princes, Messieurs
Lewis Hutchinson, and Francis G. Bailey ; and
also. Messieurs Shoenberger, M'Cutcheon, Mc
Cormick, Bears, Mackey, Cowan, Murray, Hull,
Russell and Bollman. These gentlemen are all
invalids, . and for tho sake of quiet reside at
Crockford's. I regret to eay, however, that sev
eral of-them, who, from their age and respecta
bility, would least be suspected, have fraterni
zed with?' 'Young America" and have made night
hidcousvith their revels even; disturbing. the
Tiger -alie lay in his lair; for know, O Chroni
cle I tuat,rwe havo amongst us a Royal Bengal
Tiger, of ferocious disposition, insatiable appe
tite, and prodigious claws ; his tail is fifteen feet
long. He lies hidden away all day long, in tho
dense juugle3 of Crockford's, but at night, lash
es bis tail, roars and scratches, ... Yet such is the
hardihood of some young men, that they take
delight iu stirring up this dangerous beast with
a long pole. "In saying that the above named
dwelt at Crockford's, I" should have- excepted
Mr. Harvey Eollniau, who.liyes a life of feudal
ease and dignity in the shades of Texas, whither
he has retired to enjoy the salubrious air of that
favored region. '-, :
; Tho military havo mustered in great force this
season. mong tiic mos
riors here are Col. Moore
Beers, Major I-ymington
win. Col. Berrrhill. Col. Joseph Ottincer. ami
Brevet Major-General John Watson, Gen. Porter,
Major Hey nolds, Gen. Port or "Wilson, Major
McKibbin, Col. Gilmore and Gen. Lauman
have recently left.
Recently the Committee on Amusements after
building, luis pole was well soaped and grea
sed until it was as smooth a3 gla3s; on top was
fastened a purse containing ?-0, more or less
and to bear off this purse all manner of men,
old and young, black and white, were invited.
A young mountaineer, a second Norval, who is
supposed to have tancn lessons in climbing from
a bear, climbed to the top and bore off the prize
amid the shouts of the multitude, the waving of
handkerchief in hundrf Is of fir hands, and the
swelling notes of the Germania. On Thursday
night last we had a magnificent display of fire
works, under the management of the Amusement
Committee, who, with unexampled gallantry,
j actually fired off the equibs themselves ! This,
i however creditable to thir
tunate for us, as the gentleman who took charge
of the rockets, (Mr. S. M. S., of Baltimore, the
Secretary of the Committee,) not having been
; educated as a pyrotechmist, placed them on the
frame upside down and fired them off. The ef
fect was certainly novel and curiou3, and if they
appearance of the Committee on this occasion.
was most fierce and blood-thirsty, begrimed as
they were by the smoke of the conflict, and ren
dered ferocious by many libations, their talk
wa3 all of storms, sieges and onslaughts.
To-day a pet deer was brought to the Springs
and rafHed off. Col. D- n, being the fortu.
nate winner. Mr. R. e, of Pittsburgh, re
marked to an interesting young lady who was
han'rinsr on his arm, that we had dears enough
- f r.wlf.vr.i T-on,iir
If any events of an extraordinary aril interest
ing nature transpire while I am here, you shall
here from me. X. Y. Z.
P. S. The furniture and all the live stock is
included in the sale. Game is quite plenty here
this season mostly 'Toker" and "Brag."
Eulogy on Daniel Webster Ijy Itufit
At the recent commencement of Dartmouth
College, the lion, iiufua Cnoate delivered a tru
ly glowing eulogy on the Life and Character of
Daniel Webster. We annex its concluding pas
He came into Congress, opposed, as I have
said, to the war and behold him, if you would
judge of the quality of his political . ethics, in
opposition. Did those eloquent lips, at a time
of life when vehemence and imprudence are ex
pected, if ever, tad not ungraceful, lot lull even
one word of taction? Did hc ever deny one
power to the general government, which the
soundest expositors of ail creeds have allowed
it? Did he ever breathe a syllable which could
excite a region, a State, a family of JStatesj
against tho U union which could hold out hope
or aid to the enemy? which sought to tura or
tended to check the tide of a new and intense
nationality then bursting up, to llow and burn
till all things appointed to America to do shall
be fulnlledr These questions, in their substance,
he put to Mr. Calhoun, in lb28, in the Senate,
and that great man one of tho authors of the
war just then, only then, in relation to Mr.
Webster, and who had just insinuated a re
proach on his conduct in the war, was silent.
Did Mr. Webster content himself even with ob
jecting to the details of the mode Li which the
administration waged the war? No, indeed.
Taught by his cou&titutional studies, that the
Union was made in part for commerce, familiar
with the habits of our long line of coast, know
ing well how mauy sailors and fishermen, driv
en from everybody's sea by embargo and war,
burned to go to the gun-deck and avenge thc
long wrougs of England on the element where
she had inflicted them, his opposition to the war
mamiested itseit by teaching the nation "that tho
deck was her field of fame. A'o illi impcrium
pelaji naeaum que tritendum, sed nobis, sorte da
tum. But I might recall other evidence of the ster
ling and unusual qualities of his public virtue.
Look in how manly a sort he not merely con
ducted a particular argument or a particular
6poech, but in how manly a sort, in how hich a
moral tiue, ho uniformly dealt with the mind of
his coun ft; Politicians got aa advantage of
liim lor ti3 while he lived; let the dead have
just praise to-day. Our public life is a long
electioneering, uud eveu Burke tells you that at
popular elections tho most rigorous casuists
would remit something of their severity. But
wherever do you find him flattering his country
men, indirectly or directly, for a vote? On
what did he ever place himself but good coun
sels and useful service? His arts were rannly
arts, and he never saw a day of temptation when
he would not rather fall thau stand on any oth
er. Who ever heard that voice cheering the
people on to rapacity, to injustice, to a vain and
Who ever . saw that Dencil of
light hold up a picture of manifest destiny to
dazzle the fancy ? II ow anxiously rather, in)
season and out, by the euergetio eloquence of
his youth, " by his counsels bequeathed on the ,
verge of a timely grave, he preferred to teach
that by all poEsiblo acquired sobriety of mind, j
t distinguished war- ty askiug reverently of the past, by obM;
, Col. Curtiu, Gen. Ir-i Vf ion of the mind, bhef
, Col. .Duncan. Cart. ?!.liie jaw, by nauus of patience aud le-i,;'
the future that is rcvealin
Men sail ,
with the masses, because hm
rather of an old and B;mp ?
the nauseous uiltum
scnooi, rejecting the nauseous and vain
tions of human
ity and philanthropy, and Z
gress aud brotherhood, in which may lurkhSJ
u'liumi, ji suciausm or anti-sopini;.
or disunion, or propagandism, iu which a edt'
aua shallow ambiticm mada ..
rbich would lure the tilot frr.n, n
: course. But I say that he did svmnati,; J.,
them I and because he did he came to them n t
wun aauiation, but with truth; not with words
to please, but with measures to serve them not
that his popular sympathies were less, bat'that
his personal and intellectual dignity and hiar
public morality were greater.
And on tha 7th day of March, and down to fU
final scene, might we not still say as ever be
fore, that "all the ends he aimed at were Irs
country's, his God's, and truth's." He decla
red, "I speaK to-day for the preservation of the
Union. Hear me, for my cause. I speak to
day out of a solicitous and anxious heart for the
restoration to the country of that quiet and har
mony which make the blessiDgs of this Union si
rich and so dear to us alL These truths are
the motives and tLe sole motives that influence
me." If m that declaration he was bincere, was
he not bound in conscience to give the counsels
of that day What were they t What was the
single one for which his political morality
fh feJr-Sonih.tJn11- & l'16'011. of
I called in question? Only that a provision ,,r
lion of fugitive blayes should be executed accor
ding to its true' meaning. This ouly. Aud mi-ht
he not in good conscience keep the constitution ia
this part, and in all, for the preservation of the
Under his oath to support it, und to support
it all, and with his opinion- of that duty so lun"
held, proclaimed uniformly, in whose vindica
tion, on some great days, he had found thc op
portunity of his personal glory, might he not, ia
guo 1 conscience, support it, and all of it, evea
if Le could not, aud if no human intelligence
c'ould certainly know that the extreme evil would
follow, in immediate consequence,' its violation?
Was it so recent a doctrine of his, that the Cun
stiutioii was obligatory upon the national aiil in
dividual consciences, that you should ascribe it
to sudden and irresistible temptation? Wbj,
what had he, clear down to the 7th of Marcb.
that more truly individualized him what hal
he mure characteristically his own wherewith,
al had he to glory more or other than all beside,
thau this very doctrine of the sacred and per
manent obligation to support each and all parts -f
the great compact of unioc aud justice? Had not
this beeu his distinction, his speciality alinoit
the foible of hisgreatnes3 the darling anl mas
ter passion ever ? . Consider that that was a
sentiment which had been part of his conscious
nature for more than sixty years tbat from the
time he bought his first copy of the Constitution
on the handkerchief, and revered parental lips
ha-d commended it to him, with all other ho'y
and beautiful things, alng with lessons of re
verence to God, and the belief and love of His
Scriptures, along with the doctrine of thc cate
chism, thc unequalled music of Watts, tLc r.ame
of Washington, tLerc had never been an hour
that he had not he! 1 it the mastcr-wrk of man
just in its ethics, ?onummatc i-i its practical
wisdom, paramount in its injunctions th.t every
year cf life had deepened the origiual impres
sion that as his mind opened, and his a? zi
tions widened, he found that every one for whom
he felt respect, instructors, theological and mo
ral teachers, his eutire party connection, the op
posite party, aud the whole country, so held it
too, that its fruits of more than half a century of
uuion, of happiness, of renown, bore coustant
aul clear witness to it in his mind, and that it
chanced that certain emergent and rare occa
sions devolved on him to stand forth to main
tain it, to vindicate its interpretation, to vindi
cate its authority, to unfold it3 workings ual
uses that he had so acquitted himself of that
opportunity as to have won the title of it3 Ex
pounder au l Defender, so that his proudest mem
ories, his most prized renown, referred to it,
and were entwined with it, and say whether,
with such antecedents, readiness to execute, or
disposition to evade, would have been the harl
est to explain, likeliest to suggest, the surmise
of a new temptation! He who knows anything
of the man, knows that his vote of beginning
the restoration of harmony by keeping the whole
constitution, was determined, was necessitated,
by the great law of sequences a great law of
cause aud effect, running back to his mother'd
arms, as resistless as the law which moves the
system about the bun and that he must have
given it, although it had been opeaed to him ia
vision, that within the next natural day his
"eyes should be turned to behold for the first
time the sun in heaven."
But it is time this eulogy were brought to its
ccmcluiion. IJy heart goes back into the coffin
there with him, and I would pause. I went it
is a day or two since aloue, to see again the
house w hich he so passionately loved, the cham
ber where he died, the grave in which they laid
him down all habited as when
"His look drew audience still as night,
Or summer's noontide air,"
till the heavens be no more. In all that epacioua
and calm scene, all things to the eye looked un
changed. The books iu thc library, the por
traits, the table on which he wrote, the scientific
culture of the laud, the course of agricultural
occupation, the coming in of harvests, fruit of
the seed his own hanu had scattered, the ani
mals and implements of husbandry, the tree9
plauted ty him iu lines, in copses, in orchards,
by thousands, the seat under tbe noble elm on
w hich he used to tit to feel the south wept wind
at evening, or hear the breathings of the sea, or
the not less audible music of the starry heavens,
all seemed at first unchanged. The sun of
bright day, from which, however, something of
tho fervors of midsummer were wanting, fell
temperately on them all, filled the air on all
sides with the utterance of life, and gleamed on
thc long line of ocean.
Some of those whom on earth he loved best,
still were there. The great mind seemed ta
preside, the great presence to be with you. iou
might expect to hear agam the rich and playful
tones of the voice of the old hospitality, ct a
moment more and all the scenes took on the as
pect of one great monument, inscribed with his
name, aud sacred to his memory. And such it
shall be in all the future of America! The sen
sation of desolatencss, and loneliness, and dari
ucsd, with which you see it now, will pass away.
Tho sharp grief of love and friendship will be
come soothed. Men will repair thither, ast
commemorate the great days of history. Tbe
same glance shall greet and bless the Harbor or
the Pilgrims, and the Tomb of Webster.
A Present from Ireland foe Mrs. Cex.
Pierce. Among the embroideries from Dub
lin, now ou exhibition at the New York Crystal
Palace, is a handkerchief iuteuded as a rrese"
to Mrs. Pierce. The embroidery is'said to te
beautiful, equalling anything sent from F.ran"'
w here the people are supposed to excel ia tas
branch of industry. Tho American eagle, vita
i hia ,inrs outspread, and a profusion of 6"r.
land national emblems, predominate iu the P "
tern, which has been destroyed, that cnei'
may remain uuique as it is beautiful. It 19
thought, aud a coiuplimeut not ouly to lr
Pierce, but the country in which she is at Fr"
cut tho first lady.
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