Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 06, 1856, Image 1

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What is the existeuee of man's life
But optic war, or shonbered strife ;
Where sicline, to Ids sense presents
The combat of the elements ;
Awl never reds a perfect pence,
Till Death's cold hood signs his reins° ?
It is o stmm—wliere the hot blood
Outries in rage the boiling flood ;
And each loose lia,ion of the mind
Is like n nolo, g,,t of
Which hews his hark with many a wave,
Till he anchor
It is a flower whieh buds awl prows,
And withers as the leaves disclose , .
Whose spring and seasons keep,
Like fits of waking before sleep ;
Then shrinks iota the fatal mould
Where its first being was enroll'd.
It is a dream—whose seeming truth
Ia moralized in ego and youth ;
Where nll the comforts he can share,
Au wandering as his fancies arc ;
Till in a mill of dark dettay,
The dreamer vanish quite away.
It is a dial, aide!: points out
The sunset, as it moves about :
ALd shadows out in lines of night,
Tim subtle of flight ;
Till all olmenri . n7, earth 1.1,1 laid
b:nly iu uslTetual
a weary interlude—.
ti I.icL at.:l
w,tia tho
lid ka,,,
Lirt jcv, Twig trees include ;
the prologue tears,
4 nett varied fears ;
with 101 l of breath,
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whidl ut morn
n reward,
w!tt t •iyt tint,. tits 1; )or s
tit.'“. th I.ttrtl.
When Coil look, nom hi, throne above,
So pl..
pf love,
wOrt: to man.
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, JOSHUA : I have jt ; -•
bail iVit,ltingtun, where I have be•--,
for the last fortnight watchin the old ship
of State loin to in a sort of three-curnercl
gale of wind. This gale struck her tile
third of December, and threw her all a
buck, and the galo'holds on yet tight as ev
er, rind there bite's bees layin now se.ven
week , , beano the wind, rollin and pitch
in, and hasn't gained ahead a rod. I have
seen rough times in the Two Polies, and
long gales of wind, and hurrykanes, ana
whirlpools, anti all aorta of weather, but
this is the first time I've seen a craft layin
to agin a three-cornered gale for :2 months
upon a stretch. in a choppin sea, arose
than the Gull Stream in a thunder-storm.
But don't y'un be frightt , ned, Uncle Josh
ua ; she won't go dews, but will live thro'
it, and go on her voyage by and by right
Our old ship of Suite is a staunch craft ;
the is built of the very best stuff and put
together in the strongest manner, and there
isn't a spar nor a plank nor a timber-head
in her but what is as sound as a nut.—'
She's the best ship in the world, and the
two Bellies is next. So you needn't bo
(card that any sea will ever swamp her ;
and if ever she should be in danger of
running, ashore or on the breakers by the
squabbles and foolin of her officers, she',
got n w that will take care of her.
You l• min. Uncle, I've been sidle round
Cuba and up the Gulf a good while, tryin
to curry out the plans of our Congress at
Ostend and Ax-le-Shappel, to take Cuba
because our country couldn't get aloug
without it ; and self-preservation. von
know, is the first law of enter. We hal
got throgh the job long ago, if our Cubinei,
hadn't backed out about it. I never exact
ly understood the home difficulty ; but I
am sure there was some hard a shuffling
somewhere. We was all right aboard ;
but the backin and hliin in the Home De
pertinent was what bothered us, and pret
ty likely has upset the business. First, the
Houle Deportment told us to go ahead and
fix up our Ostend matter the best way we
could. But as soon as I and Mr. Bunke
nan and Dlr. Seeley, and the rest of us in
the Foreign Government, had got things
well under way, and was about ready to
take Cuba, the home Department turned
right round and fit agin us, tooth and nail.
As I said afore, I couldn't account for this
home difficulty and the sudden turn-about
of the Ilome Department, unless they was
afeard we should get the ine t t credit of tn
kin Cuba; and may be I, er Mr. Buckan
an, or Mr. §ooley, or Mr. Mason, or Mr.
Sickles, or Mr. Sanders, might get to
. be
President by it. But such a thought ne
ver entered my head, and I can pledge my
self the same for all the rest. IVe was to
work entirely for the country's good and a
nothin else. And for the Home Depart
ment to get jealous of us and turn agin us
in that way was cruel and onkind. It so
grieves me every time I thinlc of it ; for I
think like the good Dr, Watts, where be
How plemant 'tis to Iwo
Breetliren and rrittods agree.
I sent despatches to Gineml Pierce about
it more than three months ago, but never
got any answer. And finally I got tired a
holdin on out there alone, and hearin all
the time that the Home Department kept
stopping all the reinforcements from corn
ing out to help me: so I up helm and hea
ded the Two Pollies for Downingville.—
When we got along in the latitude of New
York that terrible sth of January storm o.
vertoolc us, rind we just made oat to wen
ther the pie and get inside of Sandy Hook
and come to tinker. The pilots come a
board and treated us very kind.
Them New York pilots are clever fel.
lows. They brought us lots of ncwspa•
'tors, from which I learnt what had been
goin on fur two months past. When they
see the Downingvillo melitia was aboard,
and Sergeant Joel at the head of 'cm. dres•
sed up in his uniform, one of the pilots
took me one side and whispered to me that
be would advise ino es a friend not to go
up to New York, for if we did the Two
Ponies was a gone goose.
how so y' says 1 ; , what do you mean?'
I mean,' says he, 'that 3lr. McKeon,
the District Attorney, will nab her to lees
than no time, and condemn her for a fill.
buster vessel, and you'll all be put in pris
on and tried for viMatin the nutrality law.'
'Let him do it,' says 1, 'if he dares.—
We are at work fur the Government. Our
cruise has all been under the direction and
advice of Congress.'
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toss tvnsn't in session when the Two Pol
l., sailed for the West India station ; how ,
tben, could you be under the direction of
mean the Ostend Congress,' says I, i
'and it makes no difference which, one's
good as 'tether.'
.Well,' says he, 'you'll find it makes no
diffiirence which when you get up to New ,
York. The District Attorney is death on
every vessel that has the least smell of
gunpowder, or has anything on board that "
boars any likeness to a musket. Ile Itto
p. master keen scent for gunpowder; he of
ten smells it aboard vessels where there's
not a bit nor grain, and it all turns out to
be only bilge water.'
.If that's the case,' says I. "I'll leave
the Two Ponies at anker here, and I'll be
off to Washington loses how the land lays.'
So I called up Cnpt. Jumper, the Bailin
master, and told hits to keep things snug
and tight while I was gone, and I told Ser.
gent Joel to take good care of the men, and
I'd try if possible to be back in a forteiglit.
When I got to Washington I thought I
would just run in a few minutes and see
how Congress was getting along first. I
had let my beard grow pretty long, and I
was dressed so different (rota what I used
to that I didn't feel afeard of any body's
knowing me; so I went right into the Re
presentatives' chamber and took n sent in
the gallery. Business seemed to be going
on brisk. and lively. A man was standing
up in front and reading off in a loud voice,
Banks 105, Richardson 73, Fuller 31, Pen.
nington 5, scattering 4. Then I went out
and went into the Sennte. But there busi.
ness seemed to be very dull. I couldn't
find out as anything was doing. Some
were readin the newspapers,--and some
was talking a little, and some was setting
as calm and quiet as so many bears in their
winter den with nothin to do but suck their
paws. I soon got tired of this, and went
back into the House again. I had but jest
got seated in the gallery when the man in
front got up and read off agin, Banks 105,
Richardson 73, Fuller 31, Pennington 5,
I scaitering 4.
I turned round and whispered to a man
who sot next to me, and, says I, .That's
just the same tune they had when I was in
hero half an hour ago.'
'Exactly,' says he ; 'they don't play but
ono tune, and that hasn't us variations.'
.WP4I, what upon airth are they doing?'
says I.
'Oh, they are choosing a Speaker,' says
t i .4r,,ine.
'Choosing a Speaker!' says I. 'For
gracious sake, how long does it take 'em
to do that V
'I can't have the slightest idea how long'
says he. ''They've been at it now about
six weeks, and, if they continue to gain as
fast as they have since they begun I guess
it might take 'em pretty near from July to
'lf that's the case,' says I, clear out
for I can't wait so long as that.' So I hur
ried out and made tracks straight for the
White House. I rung to the door, and the
servant let me in. I told him I wanted to
see the President. lie said, very well,
the President was in his private room and
he would take my card to hun. I told him
he might go and tell Gineml Pierce that
an old friend of his and a fellowsoldier in
the Mexican war wanted lose° him. Pro•
sandy Its come back andasked me to walk
up. I found the ['resident alone, walkin
back and forth across the room, and look
ing ktnd of riled and very resolute. It
made me think of Old Ilickory when he
used to get his dander up about Biddle's
bank, and walk the floor all day and lay a
wake all night planning how he could up
set it. The. Gineral knew me ds soon as I
went into the room, in spite of my beard,
and shook hands with me, and said he was
very glad to see tne.
'well note, Gineral,' says I, want to
come right to the pint the first thing. I've
Itf: the Two follies at anker down to San
dy (look, and I want to know right up and
down if she's to be nabbed or not. You
tnow how 'tis,Gineral ; you how we went
out in good faith un-ler the orders of the
Ostend Congress ; and you know the
Home Government backed us up in the
begioning of it ; but now you've turoe.l
agin us, and I understand you've been
seizing and overhauling every vessel all
along shore that had its bowsprit pint, d
towards Cuba cr Central Arm rica ; and I
was told if the Two Polkas went up to
York she'd be sarved the Fame sass. Now
I want to know the strinl, that's all. If
you don't want the help of the Two Put
lies there's enough that does; and if you
don't give her a clear passport out and
she'll be off pretty quick where she can
find better friends."
Why, my dear Niajor.' said the Prosi.
eye-; , Nly dear Nlajor, says le, *you ,n; ;-
understand toe entirely. You and tl
Two Potties hav'nt got a better friend
the world than lain. The fact is, I'v‘;
been very much tried over niece that Os
tend Congress business. It made n good
deal of hard feeing in my Cabinet, and as
thing workild we was obliged to come out 1
agin it. And then we had to ru Ike a show
of sticking up very strong for the neutrali
ty laws; and that's why we seized so many
vessels. But you needn't give yourself
the least uneasiness about the Two Pot-
lies. I pledge you the honor of the En
ecutive that she shan't be touched. And,
besides, I'm in a good deal of trouble now j
all round, and I want you and the Two
Ponies to stick by me; for, if you don't, I
don't know who will.'
'Agreed,' says I, gnat said ; that's talk•
ing right up to the mark. Give us your
hand, G'ineral ; stick by you as close as
I did by Inv old friend, Gineral Jackson.
Now, what. do you waat me to do ?'
Nlajor,' says he, 'l've got a good
inany ticklish jobs on hand that I don't
hardly know what to do with, nor which
to take hold on first. You know there's
a Democratic Convention to meet at Cin
cinnati to make the nominations for the
next term.' (Here the President got up
and locked the door, mid sot down close to
me and talked low.) elle main question
is, how to bring things to bear on that Con-
vention so as to make the nomination go
right. Marcy wants it, Buchanan wants
it, and Wi,:e wants it, and Dickinson wants
it, and pews Cass too, though he-says ho
duet, and I don't know how many others, !
all good Democrats, you know ; but we
can t all have it ; so you see Pre got a
hard team to pull against. As for Douglas
1 think he II go for me, if I'll go for him
afterwards. The Cabinet and I have been
to get things ready before the nomination
to give the Administration the credit of be
ing the smartest and spunkiest Adminis.
erection we ever had. We want, if penal
! ble, to go a little ahead of Jackson. You
know we've already blowed Gray Town
to atoms. We've struck a heavy blow to
knock °CIO° Danish Sound dues, and shall
be ready for a splendid rumpus there in
the spring. We've got a cousin arthquake
kindling up between us and England
which will be jest the thing if we can tough
It off at the right time. Dirt you know
these things sometimes take fire too soon
and do mischief both sides. I feel a little
oneasy about this, and wish that stupid
Congress would ever get organized so as
to take part of the responsibility. Then
we've got a quarrel brewin, too, with Col.
Walker, out there in Nicaragay, and have
refused to receive Col. French as his Min
ister. If Walker chooses to resent it as a
1 national insult, we are ready for him. We
shan't give give book a hair. Now, Major
what do you think of the chaices for the
Gineral,' says I, think if you
manage right you will get it. I'll do what
I can for you, any how.
The Gineral shook my hand, and got up
and walked the floor. Suy.s be, , The great
difficulty now is with this confounded, stiff
necked, stupid Congress. They won't
organize—that is, the House won't--and
they seem determined to throw a damper
on the Administration somehow or other.
Here they've been boobs away their time
six weeks and lettin the whole country
hang by the eyelids—war and all. I had
to keep my message on hand a month and
almost slide jest because the House was
not organized. At last I happened to think
it was a good chance for me to take the
responsibility. So 1 let drive, and fired
my inessogo right in muerte 'eta. It made
quite a fluttering among 'vin. Some was
quite wrathy ; but I didn't care for that
I meant to let 'em know I'd show 'em a
touch of old Hickory if they didn't mind
how they carried sail. But here 'tie now
goin on two months and everything is at a
dead eland because the House won't choos
it Speaker. We can't have any certainty
of gettin enough money to keep the Gov
ernment a goin till we gets Speaker, nod
all our plausiriin danger of being knocked
in the head. Now, Major, I wish you
would shy round among the 'Members a
day or two and see if you can't bring mat
ters to a pint. I don't touch care who is
Speaker, if they'4l only organize.'
So I went round among the the mem
bers two or three days and did my best. I
found 'em all very stiff, and the lobby mem
hers were stillest of any. The third day
I went book to the President agin, and
says he, , Well, Major, how does it stand
now Does things look any more encou
leetle grain,' says I, 'but not much.'
• Weil, how is it ?' says he,
Fay 1, .It is flanks 105, Richardson 73,
that'; r ;
.jest the same that's been far the last six
*No,' says I, 'you mistake. Don't you
seo the scattering has full off one ? Isn't
that a tootle encouraging ?'
Tho l'resideut looked disappointed.—
Said he, 'That's a very small straw for a
drumlin man to catch at; but how do they
talk ? Do they grew any more pliable"
'Well. the Fuller men seemed to be the
roost pliable,' says I, 'of any of 'ens. They
said they was perfectly willing end ready
to organi ze at any time, and the only di tfi•
culty was the Willis men and Richardson
men standing out so stubborn.'
W hat do our true Democratic friends,
the Richardson men, say ?' acid the Prcsi
Says 1, 'They say they'll stand there
and fight till the crack of doom before
they'll allow the Black Republicans to get
the upper hand.'
'Well, that's good spupk,' said the Pres.
ident ; 'but the worst of it is this business
will crack my Administration sometime
before the crack of dam. Well, how do
the Banks men talk ? Is there any hope
from that quarter
'They say they are in no hurry,' says
I. 'They had as leave vote as do any
thing else. They've got money enough
and can stand it, and they'll stick where
they are till they starve the Administra
tion out.
The President jumped up, and I do say
ho looked more like Old Hickory than I
ever see him before. Says he, 'Major
Downing, this will never ; we trim/
have a speaker, by hook or crook. Can't
you contrive any way to bring this busi•
sea about I'
'Well,' says I, 'there's one way I think
the business finny be done ; sail I don't
know but it's the last chance; and that is,
for me to go and bring the Two Follies
round here, and bring her guns to bear up-
on the Capitol. Then send in word and
give 'em one hour to organize. If they
don't do it, then batter the house down
about their ears, or march in the Downing
ville militia and drive 'em out, as old Crom.
well did the Rump Parliament.'
The President stood a minute in a deep
study. At last ho said, 'Well, Major, a
desperate disease needs a desperate reme
dy. if you think you are right, goahead.'
So here I am, Uncle Joshua, aboard the
'l'wo Follies. I jest atopt to write this ac
count to you, and shall now up linker and
make all sail for the Potomac, And if
things is no better when I get there you
' may expect to hear thunder.
I remain your loving nephew,
Aboard the Two Follies,
Off Sandy Book.
;1, atm Df (A)Dettg.
No sable pal!, no waving plume,
Nu thousand turch•lights to illutne—
No parting glance, no heavenly tear,
Is seen to upon the bier.
There is not one of kindred clay,
To watch the collie on its way,
No mortal form, no human breast,
Cares where the pauper's dust may rest
But one deep mourner follows them,
Whose grid' outlives the funeral prayer ;
He does not sigh, he does nut weep,
But will not leave the oodles, heap.
'Tis lie who was the poor mun's mate,
And him MUM' Colltellt vita fate—
The mongrel dog that sh•tred his crust,
Is alt that stands . beside his dust.
He bend; bia listening pearl as though
Ile thonAtt to hoar that voice below ;
Ile pines to hear that voice on kind,
And wonders why he's left behind.
The son goes down, the night is come,
Its nee is no thud—he need t ee home;
But stretched along the drenin'ess bed,
With doletul howl calls hack the dead.
The patting gaze map coldly droll
On all that polished marbles tell ;
Fur templet built un chureh•rsrd earth
Are claimed by riches more than wrth.
But who would mark, with undimmed eye 3,
The mourning dog that SIAM, nod dies ?
Who would not a,k, who wnild not crave
Buell love and faith to guard his grove ?
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Aria:ocratio Chri3ianity.
Reform is a word flint sounds well.—
Banners are inscribed with it and people
toss up their hauls and shout "reform."
'lle temperance lecturer and the states
man ; the reader of smooth and varnished
essays, and tho stump orator in his grand•
eloquent extemporaneous harangues to the
people. delight in displaying the beauties
of reform. As we said before, words sound
well, but it is not with sounds alone we
have to deal. Many content themselves
with the sound, and go no further to inquire
into its significance.
nations:. anys 'Or' martin
Luther. religious reform has been actively
at work. But it has mostly toiled in one
direction. Its object seems to have been
to adjust the wheels in the great machine
ry so as to work harmoniously. To this
end huge volumes have been compiled
and the libraries of the. world ransacked.
But there is one part of the great princi
ple of reform that has been gladly consign
ed to oblivion, and in this particular the
Church is at war with the true spirit of
Christianity. Costly palaces and niagniri.
cent temples are the great fountains from
which the g,ovel at the present day is pro
claimed to the people. Sermons carefully
prepared according to the strict rules of
rhetoric and better calculated to captivate
the taste than to convince the reason, are
delivered weekly from sacred desks. The
congregations recline on cushioned
. seats
and criticise the sermon. The man of
wealth has his pew fitted up with nil the
modern improvements to make attendancy
easy. Selected music opens the service
and the rich peals rolling in soft music
burst from the organ at its close. Worldly
splendor paves the "narrow path" to boa.
von and dresses the Christianity of the
church in inviting robes.
Whether such a state of things indicates
true Christianity, might perhaps be doubt
ed. The founder of Christianity was born
in poverty while on earth. 1
11 is pulpit was the mountain rock, his
audience sat on the naked ground, and his
sermons were addressed to the poor. So
great was his poverty that he had nowhere
to lay his head. His mission was one of
charity and mercy. He sought the poor,
the igtiorant, and 'tune and the blind. lie
delivered no elaborate sermons on doctrin
al points, from highly ornamented desks,
to gentlemen' in broadcloth, and ladies in
silks and satin. 'When the rich fought
him they did riot seek him in splendid tem
ples and gorgeous palaces, but sought him
in the midst of his labors among the poor
and humble.
Here then lies the difference between
the Christianity of the Church and the
Christianity of Christ- -the former is foun
ded un worldly splendor, the latter on pov
erty. Would it not be well, among the
reforms of the age to introduce a reform in
Christianity, and preach as they did of old
—to poor as well as to rich,
A Dream of Heaven.
There are beautitel dream of the spirit life,
That come to the stricken heart,
Like zephyrs that flit o'er the waters of strife,
To hid the wild tumult depart.''
I know not how or when it came, whe
ther in quiet slumber or waking reverie,
but it remains indelibly impressed upon
the tablet of memory. Mysteriously time,
and apace were annihilated, and with an
ever•preeent, yet wine% unknown guide,
I wandered through the streets of the
"New Jerusalem." The golden, dazzling
splendor, which in other visions was too
brilliant for human gaze, had glean place
to a calm, lovely radiance. There were
the "green pastures," and the was
ten," bathed in the pure, holy light, which
proceeded from the throne of God.
As I passed along the narrow path by
the side of the "river of life," I saw groups
of happy ones walking in lovely vales or
reclining upon some gentle hillock.
ing round an elevation projecting into the
path, almost down to the water's edge, I
came upon a group well known to me.—
My heart beat with a quicker throb, n 3 I
gazed upon them. They were all there
not one missing.
Clad in white, shining robes, with gol
den harps in their hands, how beautiful
and glorious they appeared to my mortal
vision. Ever and anon there came the
sound of heavenly music, borne along by
balmy breezes— then would ring out from
the harps of these sinless ones, answering
notes of praise, sweet and thrilling. flow
I longed to repose with them in that bright
celestial borne ! They seemed so near,
and yet afar off. But my unseen guide
whispered, "Come, they have need of thee
on earth !"and with a willing heart I obey
ed, hoping, that when my lifelabors were
ended, I might find rest and joy, and pease
in !leaven.
"Na sorrow yonder—all light and son
Eavh da I woad r, and say, 'how
Shull me simtior from ilett deer till,eig.
Incidents of Last Invasion in Kansas.
Froth Mr. itedpath'e Letters to the Mis
souri Democrat we clip the following 0411
ling facts ;
A 12 pound howitcer was sent from
New York to Lawrence. When the war
broke out it was at Kansas City, an inva
ding cutup between the two places. Ilow
LO get it to Lawrence was the question of
the day. Messrs. Matta volunteered to
bring up, The went to Kansas City
An they were ascending the hill, a posses
of forty invaders came down upon them
nod said they must examine the boxes, no
they believed them to contain Bharp'ci ri
"Oh, no I boys," said Barium, "its part
of a carriage—hand toe the axe and
show you a wheel."
He took the axe and split open part of
the box, in which one of the wheels of
the canuon was packed. This ruse suc
“Whats the reason your horses draw
so heavy ?” asked another of tho pos-
"Oh," said Flufrum, "they're tired
—won't you give us a shove up the hill,
Several of the invaders put their "shoul
ders to the wheels,' and assisted the hor
ses in ascending with the load.
A vote of thanks was proposed at the
mass meeting held in Lawrence on Mon
day bight, to these resistants, but us their
names are unknown, a request was matte
that all newspapers favorable to freedom
in Kansas, would publish the circumstance
and thank them in the name of "Yankee•
The F tee State ladies of Lawrence des
erve to be the mothers of heroes. 7 heir
conduct during the recent alarming crisis
was as admirable as the calm courage of
the men. Feur never entered the breasts
of either and neither was di-posed to yield
one iota to the insolent demands of 'Dave'
Atolti,on's rabble.
The wives and daughters of our pro
slavery citizen's left Lawrence when the
trouble commenced, but the wives and
daughters yf the Free State men refused ;
although repeatedly urged to leave the
city. 'Forty ladies of Lawrence secretely
enrolled themselves with the determina
tion of fighting by the sides of their hus
bands and sons as soon as a combat coin
inptced ! Many of them had previously
practiced pistol shouting for the purpose
of giving the invaders a subtle reception
if they came on the i oth of March, to
desecrate the ballot box and prevent the
actual residents of Kansas from . costing
their votes. One young girl—a beauty of
nineteen years—told me :hat she dreamed
last night of shooting three invaders.
Let me give you one instsnce of the
courage of the ladies of Lawrence.
The General feared that he would run
short of powder, lead and percussion caps.
A Free State man on the Wakansa, had
two kegs of powder, and a large quantity
of Sharp's rifle catridges. If men had
been sent after it, they would have been
obliged to fight or been arrested. The
thing was talked about. 'lwo editor's
wives, both of them—Mrs. G. W. Brown
arid Mrs. Samuel N. Wood—volunteer
to go and fetch it. They were permitted
to go. They reached the cabin, and "peo
ple do say"—they will talk nonsense you.
know—that the pillow ca.ies were conceal
ed beneath petticoats, and that said petti
ticoats were attached to other garments
feminine of said ladies 'aforesaid. It is
rumored, too, that the percussion caps
were concealed in the ladies stockings.—
I didn't pretend to vouch for the truth of
this rumor, for I was not present when the
ladies made their toilet. One gentleman
who saw the ladies lifted out of the wag
on—for they could not visa themselves—
said that he thought bustles hail come into
fashion again ! Another said, good ; Kan
sas is thinly settled. What he merit by
saying so, I can't imagine.
The ladies in returning. home were pur
sued by one of the enemy's scants• On
coming up to them politely lifted his hat
and said, ladies I thought you were gen
"Thank you for the compliment, said
one of the ladies, suiling,."
The scout looked into the wagon and
saw only a work basket, which had pur
posely been 1111,1 with sewing inateri-
"We were ordered ha said to arrest all
gentlemen, but I surly, you can go.
So saying he galloped off.
The powder and ladies reached Law
refer in safety. At the mass meeting of
Monday night six loud and long protract.
ed cheers were given to ther.,e gallant la•
I am informed by a g,enalmin who
was pre , et.t nt the time, that Col, A. G., of the camp of the invaders, said
to Colonel Lane, when en thin hill over
looking Lawrence. "Colonel, I am in.
sit ucted to demand your rifles, I do so
now." Colonel Lane pointing to the City,
said :
'4201. Boone you see those tr.en at work
,the trench s, Net Lne of them. if 1,,
Gee them all rather than deli7—er.a—sl4o
I call that reply emphatic language,
rather Emphatic as it was, it was not more
emphatic than the determination of the
1), epic of Lawrence.
Gen. Robson wss asked some days be
fore what he would do if such a demand
should be made. ~W hy," said the Gen
eral, I would propose another Missouri
Compromise; we would be wiliing to
keep the rifles and give the invaders the
When the subject watt hinted at by
''the enemy,' the General quietly said--
“Well you'll have to take them by install.
mem !"
Separating the Sexes in Schools,
On this point, Mr. Stowe a celebrated
Glasgow teacher, uses the following lan
The youth of both sexes of our Scottish
peasantry have been educated together,
and, es a whole, the Scotts are the: moot
moral people on the face of the globe.—
Education,in England, is given separate
ly, and we bare never heard frein practi.
en' men that any benefit has arisen from
this arrangement. Same influential indi
viduals there mourn over the popular prej
udices on this point. In a large
number of girls turn out badly, who have
been educated alone till they attain the age
of maturity, than of those who Intro been
brought up—the separation of the sexes
has been round to be very injurious. In
Prance, the separation of the sexes has
been found to be positively injurious. It
is stated on the best authority, that of those
girls educated in the schools cf concerns
apart from boys, the great majority go
wrong withsa a month after being let loose
on society, and meeting the other sex.—
Thu cannot it is said, resist the slightest
compliinent or clattery. The Separation
is intended to keep them strictly moral,
but this tuinatura I reclusion generates the
principle desired to be avoided.
We may repeat that it is impossible to
raise girls as high intellectually without
boys as with them; and it is impossible, to .
• raise boys morally as high with Out girls.—
But more than this, girls themselves are
morally elevated by the presenctiof boys.
Girls brought up with boys are more posi
tively moral, and boys brought up in schools
with girls are more positively intellectual
by the softening influence of the female
In the Normal Seminary at Glasgow, the
most beneficial effects have resulted fnur
the more natural course. Boys and girls
from the age of two and three years to
fourteen or fifteen, have been traine4 in
the same class room, galleries; and play
grounds, without impropriety, and they
are never separated except at needlework