Newspaper Page Text
, t .
I li. #- , 1 ~ k
WILLIAM BREWSTER, 1 EDITORS,
SAM• G. WHITTAKER,
THE DUNG GIRL.
From Munster vale they brought her,
FIO2I the pale and balmy air,
An Ormond peasant's daughter,
With blue eyes and golden hair.
They brought her to the city,
And she faded slowly there
Consumption has no pity
For blue eyes and golden hair.
When I saw her first reclining,
Her lips were moved in prayer,
And the setting sun was shining
On her loosened golden hair.
When our kindly glances met her,
Deadly brilliant wan her eye,
And they said she was the better,
While wo knew that she must die.
Before the sun had risen,
Through the larked aiming air
Her young soul left its prison, •
Undefiled by sin and care.
I stood beside the couch in tears,
Where pale and calm she slept ;
And tho' I've gazed oh death for years,
I blush not that I wept—
I cheek'd with effort pity's sighs,
And left the matron there
To close the curtains of her eyes,
And bind her golden hair.
The day is dead, and in its grave;
The flowers are fast asleep;
But in this solemn wood, alone,
My nightly watch I keep.
The night is dark, the dew descends,
But clew and darkness are my friends I
I stir the dead leaves under foot,
And breathe the earthty smell;
A: is the od, of d eca y,
And yet I like it well.
Give others day and scented flowers,
(live me dead leaves, and midnight hours!
Men of Labor.
Men of Labor, bo the battle.
Culls to action, calls to arms ;
Shall yon toil be free or fenced,
In your workshops, on your farms ;
Plough and Mom an ringing anvil,
Trowel. hammer, spade and hod—
Shull they boar the curse of bondage,
0. the Freedom born of God?
li; li \llw I',
Or the Ride of the One Hundred,
TNthe early part of the year 1847, busi•
ness called me to Alta California. lav•
ing been long a resident on the Pacific coast
and being familiar with the language and
customs of the people, I was selected to
make a large contract of hides fur one of
our eastern firms, the trade being nearly
parolized at the time by the war then in
progress between our country and Mexico;
where a handfill of noble men were ac
complishing deeds which have given them
a place in history by the side of Leonidas
and his braves. The Californias had be
come to us a disideraturn ; although their
mineral wealth still slumbered, waiting for
that enchanter of modern days, Yankee
enterprise, their splendid harbors, the con
tiguity of our possessions in Oregon, and
their facility for trade with Chinn, were a
sufficient incentive. Commodore Stockton
had hurried up from Callao in the Frigate
Congress and Gen, Kearney had crossed
the plains from the Missouri river, with a
force of armed hunters, for the purpose of
taking the country and holding it as a gage
for a 'satisfactory' treaty.
The native Californians who had groa
ned beneath the imposts of a distant Gov
ernment and venal Governors, had them
selves invited our overtures ; but a few of
th.-i* leaders, with a deadly hate towards
the Yankees, and hope of reward from
Mexico, were assidiously endeavoring to
stir the people up to a revolt-- in many ca
ses with too great success. Manuel Cas
tro, a wealthy and influential ranchero, no
ted for his determined opposition to all
change, and enmity to the -Gringos' had ar
ranged for an attack on the Pueblo los An
geles, the head-quarters of Kearney, held
by a small force of marines and volunteers.
His agents were in all parts of the country
Inflaming the inhabitants and urging them
to join him. By some means his plan lea
I was at•this time at the ranche of my
old friend, General Martinez Vallejo, on
the Sonoma Creek, my companion was
Captain D—, who has since espoused one
of my host's daughters. Vallejo was one
of the largest landholders in California.
owning some sixty square macs, with for
ty thousand head of cattle and several hun.
dr‘d bead of horses ; the cattle, being at
toe time a man's available wealth. He
had been formerly military Governor of the
',wary, and was considered fair spoil by
our people, though in justice I must state
that he was kindly disposed towards the
Americans. The house was a substantial
edihce of two stories, surrounded by n cor
ral, with a stout gateway ; the household
consisted of sane twenty persons.
We had all retired to rest and wore
wrapt it slumber, when the loud barking
of dogs and the hallooing of men aroused
us from our dreams. Expecting an attack
from the bear party, all rushed to the court
armed as well ns the time permitted, and
in costume the most picturesque, as primi
tiveness is usually considered so. The
General, sabre in hand came last; he chal
lenged the intruders with :
Quiets es la ?" (Who is there.)
"Xmericanose amigos, aboa la puerm.'
(Americans and friends, open the gate,)
was the response, a blow accompanying
the words, that made the floor shake again.
Fhe demand was perforce complied With;
and a band of some fifty men were presen
ted to our view, mounted and arrayed as
hunters and trappers, and armed to the
teeth. Foremost among them ono black
mustang, was a small, sinewy, dark man,
evidently their leader, with ' , an eye like
Mars to threaten and command," a coun•
tenance expressive of the greatest deter
mination. and a bearing that, notwithstand
ing his rough dress, stamped him as one
born to command—to lead.
This was Fremont.
am an officer of the United States said
he : am on my
. way to Los Angeles; I
must have horses.
'But —' said Vallejo.
said Sir, I must have them ; you will
be recompensed by my Government. I
order you ; Sir, to deliver to my men what
horses you may have in corral.'
Finding remonstrance would be of no
avail with such a man, Vallejo. called his
vanqueros and gave the requisite directions
In the meanwhile my friend D— made
himself known to Fremont, having met him
. . . .
have information of Castro's intention
to attack Los Angelos. I have six days to
reach there before the outbreak ; for that
I need "those horses ; for I must be in at
'But tho distance ; six hundred :Hiles,'
said 1)---. The roads -.9
shall'lo it,' ho replied, and turned a
way to supervise his arrangements.
In an hour they departed as unceremo
niously as they come, taking with them
some three hundred homes, and leaving us
aston.shed at this raid, to wonder if we
were yet awake, or whether it was an un•
'Los Dial)los,' exclaimed the General,
'they have taken my wife's saddle horse !'
so thoffiughly had Fremont's lieutenant
executed his order.
Prom Sonoma to Yerba Buena, the little
hamlet where now stands the queen city
of the Pacific, San Francisco, he nugmen•
ted his stock to the number of fifteen hun
dred, completely clearing the country ; and
commenced ono of the most peculiar
races for afight ever known. Barely put.
ling bridle to devour a steak cut trout the
quarter of a scarce dead bullock, driving
before them their spare horses—on, on,
they went. The roads at all times bad, at
this season were horrible—fifty miles being
a hard days journey even for a Californian.
As their exhausted beasts dropped un
der them they tore °lithe saddles, and pla
cing them on others, hurried on leaving the
poor animals to be devoured by the cayo•
tos, or recover as chance might bring about.
Ever at the head, the last to dismount, and
the first to leap into the saddle was this
mountaineer, this companion of Kit Cars
on ! this pioneer of empire ! Fremont !
Rarely speaking but to urge on his men,
or to question some passing native, taking
the smallest modicum of refreshment, and
watching while others snatched a moment's
repose, was he wrapped up in 1119 project
and determined to have some share in the
I Through San Pablo, and Monterey, and
Joseph they dashed like the phantom ri
ders of the Hartz Nlountains, startling the
inhabitants, and making the night watcher
cross himself in terror as their bard flow mi.
The river Sacrificios was reached ; swot•
len by the rains, it rolled on, a rapid, mud
dy stream; his men paused.
'Forward, forward !' cried he, and dash
ed in himself; the struggle was a firce one,
but his gallant mustang breasts the cur
rent, and he reaches the opposite shore in
safety ; his men after a time join him, two
brave fellows finding a watery . grave, and
ninny of the horses being carried down the
stream; but nothing can now stop him—
the heights adjacent to the Puebla appear
—now a smile might be seen on the impla
cable visage of the leader—'tis the sixth
day and Me goal is won !
With ninety men on the last of his car
avan of horses, he fell like a thunderbolt
on the rear of the Mexicans. '('he little
band of stout hearts guarding the presidio
taken by surprise, and not having the ad
vantage of the Mexicans in regard to hor
ses, were beginning to waver. But cheer
up, cheer again—succor is at hand, On
conic those riders of Fremont—nothing can
withstand their shock. With shouts of tri
umph they change the battle to a route.
The field is won !
The route was a complete one; and had
not Fremont's men been utterly exhausted
none would have escaped. So ended the
Ride of the One hundred!
I would say that the Government, with
their usual speed in such matters, passed
an appropriation to satisfy General Vallejo
and others for their losses, six year's after.
This put a vital end to the war, for the'
they again made a stand at San Pascal,
headed by Pico, still they were so dispiri
ted, and Gen. Kearney with his mounted
men defeated them with great loss. The
govornorship of the country being decided
which had long been a source of trouble
between Kearney. Stockton and Mason,
affairs. became more settled and the Amer
ican force, now largely augmented, was
placed on such a footing, es soon to "crush
the head of rank rebellion,' and .Pico and
Castro fled to the lower country, to fight
for a time longer against inevitable fat, .
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND PORZYER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1856.
SONO OF FREEDOM.
FOR THE 80TH YEAR OF THE REPUBLIC.
Ye who dwell in quiet hamlets,
Ye who crowd the busy ways ;
All who love this great Republic
Is these dark imperiled days ;
Does your freedom never seem
Like the beauty of a dream ?
Most the lightnings flash and thunder
On our slumber glare and break,
Ere from false and fleeting visions
We to real dangers wake ?
Must the earthquake's heavy tread
Crush us sleepers with the dead ?
From the bloody plains of Kansas,
From the Senate's guilty floor,
From the smoking wreck of Lawrence,
From our Sumner's wounds and gore,
Comes our country's dying eitll--
Iti4o for Freedom I or we fall.
Hear ye not succeeding ages
From their cloudy distance cry ?
See ye not the hands of nations
Lifted toward the threatening sky ?
Now or never, lice and gain
Freedom for this fair domain'?
We have vanquished foreign tyrants,
Now the battle draws anear ;
Let not Despots have the boasting,
That a Freeman knows to fear
By your fathers' patriot graves,
Rise I nor be forever slaves I
Speak I yo Orators of Freedom,
Let your thunder shake these plains
Write 1 ye Editors of Freedom,
Let your lightning rive their chains
Up I ye Sons of Pilgrims, rise I
Strike for Freedom, or she dies
Give this land to future ages,
Free, as God hits mode it free ;
Swear that not another acre
Shall be cursed with sigvery ;
Strike l for Freedom mid for right—
God himself is Freedom's might.
In the Intelligence,• of the 14th inst.,
we find copied from the Pennsylvanian. a
very imperfect memoir of this distin
guished Pennsylvanian, to which we beg
leave to add a few scraps of history, omit•
ted no doubt by mistake or ignorance of
the facts. We shall confine ourselves at
this time to a few extracts from the . 4 tne•
moir," and make such remarks and quota
Lions front the records us truth demands.
The memoir says :
"Mr. Bucluinan is in the sixty fifth
year of his age, and in the vigor of health
intellectually and physicelly,"
In 1852, Mr. Buchanan in a letter to
citizens of Bradford county, put in the
plea that he was too old to make then: a
speech. "More than sixty years," mid
asked for "an honorable discharge !"
How unkind to force him into tho Presi
dential harnei , s. Again :
"He was born in the County of Frank
lin, in the State of Pennsylvania, of hon
est and industrious parents, and may truly
be called the architect of his own fortunes.
Having received a good education, he
studied the profession of the law, in the
County of Lancaster, in the same State,
which has ever since been bis home. In
1814 and 1815 ho was elected to the State
Legislature, where he distinguished him
self by those exhibitions of intellect which
gave promise of future eminence,"
So he was elected to the Legislature,
but why not state by whom? . We will
apply the record for 1815. .
James Buchanan FEDERAL, 8051
Milton C. Rogers, DEMOCRAT 2502
Again : .
1820, James Buchanan was elect
ed to the House of Representatives, and
retained his position in that body for ten
years, voluntarily retiring after the first
Congress under the administration of An•
Ten years in Congress as a Democrat
we suppose, but let us examine the record
and see :
1820—James Buchanan, FEDERAL, 4642
Jacob II ibshman, DEMOCRAT, 3666
1822—James Buchanan, FED., 2753
Jacob Hibshman, DEM., 1940
1824—James Buchanan, FED., 3560
Samuel Houston, DEra., 3046
1826—James Buchanan, FED., 2700
Dr. John McCamanc, Diem., 2307
1828—James Buchanan, JAcKsox, '2503
William Heister, ADAMS, 3901
On the 4th of July, 1815, Mr. Buchan
an, when he was a candidate for Assem
bly on .he Federal ticket, deliverd
oration" in• Lancaster, in which he show
ed his love of Federalism and halted of
Democracy, by attacking the Administra
tion of James Madison. Ile said :
"'Dime will not allow me to enumerate
all the other wild and wicked projects of
the Democratic 11 ministration. Suffice
it to say, that after they had deprived us
of the means of defence by destroying
our navy and disbanding our army; at
ter they had taken away front us the pow
er of recruiting them, by ruining corn.'
merce, the great source of our national
ey had, by to the WARMES I"I'HANKS, of every HOW FREMONT RUN OFF WITH
•ed States friend of humanity." A #opitiar i,i.r.
......, OLD BULLION'S DAUGHTER.
"arrassed Neither does the "Memoir" give any "GO IT JESSIE."
mment, account of how Mr. Buchanan saved to , - ,-- 7 --- -- Col. Tom Benton is a great man, sir !
super ! himself a few thousand dollars tax on a BOBBIN , AROUND. He always has been a great man since he
ton ; ; large personal estate invested principally ___
has been any man at all. He was a great
red :in bonds end mortgages in ',infester coun- In August last on one fine dair,
man and a Senator from Missouri. with
1- ; ty forms, at six per cent interest. But the A bobbing around, around, around,
a house at Washington, when Jain C.
1 following letter from the assessor explains When Josh and I went to make hay, Fremont was a poor draughtsman and
all, and also show how near we came los- We went a bobbing around. mappist. Fremont would not have dared
ing him as a "resident :" Says Josh to me let's take a walk, to propose to Col. Benton to run away
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 1846. A bobbing around, around, around, with him. Such a thing would not have
DEAR SIR :—I have received yours of Then we can have a private talk, occurred to hint, for he regarded Col. Ben.
the 12th instant, informing me that, not • As wo go bobbing around. ton with becoming awe. Ile had passed
knowing whether I considered myself a " many an evening in her company, and the
resident of Lancaster, you have assessed We walk'd along to the mountain ridge, oftener he saw her the oftener he wished
me as such. I had supposed that you A bobbing around, around, around, to see her. Love overcame timidity, until
could have known that I had removed Till we got near Squire Slipshop's bridge, one day he found himself, hat in hand,
from Lancaster nearly a year ago, and have As we went bobbing around. with heated breath, in the presence of the
ever since been au actual resident of this Then Josh an d I went on a spree, great Tom Benton, asking . him for his
city, where my official duties require that A bobbing, around, around around daughter. But Toni Benton would not do
I should reside. I trust that at some fu- And I kiss'd Josh and Josh kiss'd me,
it. lie was inexorable, and he refused to
ruse period I may again become a resident do what in a few days afterwards he was
As we went bobbing around.
of Lancaster, but that is wholly uncertain. ready to do—Tom refused to "give lii.it
„, JAMES BUCHANAN.” Then Josh's pluck no longer tarri'd, Jessie." He also forbade Fremont the
MICHAEL BUNDEL, 1413 Q. A bobbing around, around, around, House ; but that the draughtsman cared
By way of an ' , Appendix" we would Says he dear Patience let's get married, little for, because it was not the house he
suggest to the latelligencer to re-publish Then we'll go bobbing around. wanted. Finding all persuasion useless,
Mr. Buchanan's 4th et July oration of 1815 Now I knew he lov'd another gal, the young couple determined to be married
also the confidential circular of June s,clandestinely, arta so they set about the
A bobbing, around, around, around,
1823, and several other choice records They can'd her long legg'd crook'd shin preliminaries. They found the Protestant
not unknown to the Intelligencer. , clergy overawed by the awful dignity of
..... —_ curly toothed Sal,
— When he went bobbing around. Col. Benton, and afraid to act, but they
BUCHANAN AS A STATESMAN. found a Catholic pri
w est, who stood in no
Se after we got into church, such fear, and the knot as tied. Just be
A bobbing around, around, around, lore the decisive step was taken, and while
.oy , I .1. cat and left Josh in the lurch, her last step lingered upon the paternal
„anted the age Then he went bobbing around. threshold, the sweet daughter's heart year
, .iie greater portion Now all you chaps what's got a gal, ned for her mother, who she was thus lea
ving, perhaps, forever, and she hung her
_en passed in the politi- A bobbing around, around, around,
sii you him a statesmen, who Do think of long legg'd, crook'd shin, cur- head and sobbed;
the carriage door stood
. r contributed an original idea ly tooth'd Sal, open, the horses pranced ; another mo-
Aought to political science /
ment and all might have been lost. "Go it
seen on all sides of almost every question, who has When you gs bobbing around. Jessie” was the word from the bridegroom,
. i for whom nothing in the game of politics
has been too base ? What has Re done to
moat, (a great leap at that time,) the horses
I „seen the title of statesman ? Was it ° tuns ttilanir. tore the pavement in their flight; the night
wore on ;
and individual wealth ; after they had, by
refusing the Bank of the United States
a continuance of its charter, embarrassed
the financial concerns of the government,
and withdrawn the only universal paper
medium of the country from circulation;
after the people had been unaccustomed
to, and, of course, unwilling to bear taxa
tion, and without money in the Treasury,
they rashly plunged us into a war with al
nation more able to do us injury than!
any other nation in the world. What
was the dreadful necessity for this despe
rate measure? Was it to protect our lit- ,
tle remaining commerce from the injuries
it sustained by the orders in council t No. •
Commerce was no such st favorite, and the'
Merchants wished no war on that account.
And then again, speaking of foreigners,
he remarks :
'The greater part of those foreigners
who would be this affected by it, have
long been the warmest friends of the Dem
ocratic Party. They had been one of the
great means of elevating the present rul
ing (Democratic) Party, and it would
have been ungrateful for that party to
have abandoned them. To secure this
foreign feeling has been the labor of their
lcadersfor more than twenty years, and
well have they been paid for their trouble
fur it has been one st the principle causes
of iivroducing and continuing them in
power. Immediately before the warlthis
Areign it had completely embod
ied itself with the majority, particularly
in the !Vest, and its voice was heard so
loud at the seat of government that Presi
dent Madison was obliged. either to yield
to his dictates, or retire from office, The
choice was easily mode by a man who pre
ferred nta PRIVATE INTERESTS to the pub
lic good, and therefore hurried us into
war utterly unprepared."
And then again :
"We ought to use every honest exertion
to turn out of power those WEAK and molt-
ED men whose wild and visionary theo
ries havo been tested and found wanting.
Above all, WE ought to drivefroin our
shore FOREIGN INFLUENCE and cherish
AMERICAN FEELING. Foreign influence
has been ia every age the cuase of our Re
publics,—its jaundiced eye sees everything
in false colors—the thick atmosphere of
prejudice by which it is ever surrounded
excluding from its sight the light of rea
son. Let us then learn wiitlom from ex•
perience, and forever baniti this FIEND
from our society."
liere is positive testimony that Mr. Bu
chanan endorsed t' e entire platform of
Native American princi iles ; and at a time
too when the evils of foreign influence
were but lightly felt. Since that time,
it has increased four fold ; and now, when
overwhelming us with its blighting curse,
Mr. Buchanan stands before the world an
apostate to his former political faith, as an
advocate of the very evil, against which he
so eloquently and truthfully warned us.
And again in the same oration he said :
, t What must be our opinion of an oppo
sition whose passions were so drunk and
malignant as to be gratified in endeavoring
to blast tile character and embitter the old
age of Washington ? After thus persecu
ting the saviour of his country. how can
the Democrats dare to call themselves
Again, in a confidential circular got up
by the Federalists of Lancaster. dated June
5, 1823, to secure the election of Mr.
Gregg, for Governor, over the Demearatic
candidate Mr. Shultze, Air Buchanan said:
'-Mr. Gregg, although not a Federalist,
has always been considered an honest and
enlightened politician. a v
"lie has acted n leading part in the ad•
ministration' of General lliester, and de
serves much of :lie credit to which it is en
titled. We ore assured he resisted with
all his energy, the adoption of the measures
which justly gave so much offence to the
Federalists of Lancaster county."
The Memoir again says:
"lie was the warm and ardent defender
of the Administration of Mr. Moaroe, the
active opponent of the administration of
John Quincy Adams, and the consistent
and trusted friend of Andrew Jackson."
Mr. Monroe was elected President in
1816, .and again in 1821, and Mr. Buch•
anus was a Federalist until 1828, when he
shifted his position to a "Jackson man,"
and was elected to Congress as such, but
not an a Democrat, as about that tune, he
to secure the Federalists to vote fur him,
told a prominent Federalist, that if he shad
a drop of Democratic blood in his reins
tomb/ lct it out," There must be some
mistake, ns to his having been an "ardent
defender of the adminiskratton of Mr.
On the subject of slavery the "memoir"
is not very definite, and we will give his
views as expressed in a series of resolu
tions reported by him to a public meeting
held in the Court House in the city of
Lancaster, on the 28d of November, 1819.
James Buchanan, James Hopkins and
William Jenkins were appointed a commit
tee on resolutions, and reported the follow
ing among others :
"Resolved, That the Representatives in
Congress from this District be, and they
are hereby most earnestly requested 'l'o
USE THEIR UTMOST ENDEAVORS
as members of the National Legislature,
TO PREVENT THE EXISTENCE
OF SLAVERY IN diVF OF THE
TERVTORIES OR NEW ST4TES,
which may be created by Congress.
"Resolved, That in the opinion of this
meeting the members of Congress, who at
that session sustained the cause of Justice,
Humanity and Patriotism IN OPPOSING
THE INTRODUCTION OF SLAVERY
IN THE STATE THEN ENDEAVOR
ING TO BE FORMED OUT OF THE
MISSOURI TERRITORY. are entitled
We hoar much of the veteran states
manship of James Buchanan urged by
persons belonging to the so-called demo
cratic party. Yes, he has attained the age
of three score and ten, the greater portion
of his life having been passed in the politi
cal world. Call you him a statesman, who
has never contributed an original idea
or thought to political science who has
been on all sides of almost every question,
for whom nothing in the game of politics
has been too base ? What has Re done to
merit the title of statesman ? Was it
statesmanship to defame the character of
Henry Clay, and afterwards beg his goner.
nue victim not to expose him? Was it
statesmanship to pledge his honor to as
sembled thousands, who trusted him, that
James K. Polk was as good a tariff man as
Henry Clay ? %Vas it statesmanship to
oppose the extension of slavery as contrary
to the interests of the people, and after
wards at the beck of an oligarchy of slave
; holders favor its extension ? Was it states
manship to advocate the seizure of Cuba
to gratify the interests or whims of 8.17,000
slaveholders. though it should bring upon
25,000.000 of people the horrors of a war
with England ane. France united '1 From
his reedit mission to England he came
hotne without effecting a settlement of the
differences with that country. We vainly
ask what has he done to promote the in
terests of the people ? lt is time to distin
guish between a political hack and a
statesman. To call such a man as Jars s
Buchanan a statesman, is to insult the
memory of Washington, Jefferson, "Mai
! son, Franklin ; they were gods if he is or
ever was a statesman,
Had he been in the prime of life a states
man, would it be judicious, now that he
has reached an extreme old age, to place
him in the Presidential chair. to bo under
the control of Slidell, Jofferson Davis, Wise
and Toombs, avowed disunionists, and at
this moment engaged in a plot to dissolve
the Union ; men devoid of principle ; men
who are unscrupulous politicians, pledged
to sustain the most ultra demands of the
slavvocracy ; rues who say that the proper
condition of all laborers, white and black,
is the state of slavery, and that newspapers
and common schools are a curse to the
community in which they exist ?—Phila.
In the State of Indiana the Fillmore
men lately undertook to organize for the
Presidential contest. They held a State
Convention, and nominated an Electoral
ticket, but the purpose of the leaders to
help give the State to Buchanan was so
plainly manifest that the more sensible
portion of the Convention returned home
in disgust. The result is that the Yin.
cennes Gazette and Terra Ilaute Express
which had previously battled earnestly
for Fillmore. have hauled the flag down
and run up Fremont and Dayton. They
were, not long since nearly a dozen papers
there supporting Filuore; there are
now, we believe, but is at New
Albany and the other at Evansville.
In addition to this Cal. White, one of
the electors nominated on the Fillmore
ticket has declined. Ile is more honest
than the others; for he avows his purpose
to support Buchanan, in a direct instead of
an indirect manner. It is probable that
most of the electors named along with him
will also decline and that the few Fillmore
awn left in the State will go over to Buch
anan. It will do him no good howe-er.—
The Hoosier are bound to give their State
DISTINGUISHED ACCESSIONS.—The 'lon. C.
GILPIN, of Philadelphia, formerly Mayor, ad•
dressed a meeting in the Seventh ward, last
night, in favor of FREMONT and DAYTON.—
The Democracy have been congratulating
themselves upon the idea that he would lend
his assistance to the elevation of Mr. Been.
LOAN. Mr. GILPIN watt an old line Whig and
took no part in the American movement. The
"on Judge licid.y of Philadelphia, who has
been a long-life Democrat, and is a distinguish•
ed judge, repudiates the Cincinnati platform,
and supports the People's Candidate. These
gentlemen but precede others of equal Tint . ,
in theirjunction with the great swelling title
of popular feeling that is now oversprending
the land, Philadelphia will yet give a most ex
cellent account of herself. To our friends a.
broad we son, -Ito of Fowl rheer."—NO.M.
Night Scene in a Young Lady's Bed-
Last Tuesday night, which will be re
membered as one of the .varmest of the
season, a young lady at the "West End,"
was excessively frightened at a little cir
cumstance which transpired about the hour
of midnight. The young lady, whose
beauty is only equalled by her modesty,
and whose "eye's dark charm" has caused
more than one •vaistcoat to palpitate, had
retired to her chamber, where, after laying
aside the greater portion of her wearing
apparel she committed herself to the ten•
der embrace of 3lorpheus, whose soothing
influences were aided by the cooling breath
of Zephyr, who came in at the open win
dow and fanned her cheeks with his. fea
thery wings. In a word, she was snoozing
finely—or, to use the language of u mod
'Steep on her velvet eyelids lightly press'd,
And dreamy sights upheave() hersnowy breast,
While starbeams, thro' her window softly creep.
Stole to her couch, and trembling there stood
It was, as we said, about midnight when
the young lady was roused from her deli
cious slumber by hearing a noise at the
window. Half unclosing her eyes, she
was startled by the corpulent form, appa
rently strurygling to gain admission to her
chamber through the open window. It
struck her at once that the intruder had
been caught by the rear of his unmention
ables, by a nail or some other sharp instru
ment,. as he seemed to be struggling with
a stern determination to enter. Her first
thought was to faint—her second to give
the fellow a push—her third, to jump out
of the window as soon as he jumped in—
her fourth. to scream, which was immedi
ately curried into effect. The whistle of
the locomotive on the Iron Mountain road,
when it gave its first snort on the 4th of
July, was but a whisper to the screams of
the young girl. The whole honse, and
hall the neighborhood, were awakened by
the outcry. The old folks, three female
servants, and two big brothers rushed to
the rescue, and broomsticks, mop-handles
and bootjacks flashed in the gaslight, as
the household entered the chamber of the
frightened beauty. An examination of the
figure in the window dispelled the fears of
all, and changed the screams ditto young
lady into shouts of laughter. The imagi
nary ..fat man" was only her own darling
hooped skill, which she had hung on a
hook near the window, and which the
wind had inflated and set in motion. There
was no more sleeping in the house that
night —St. Louis Herald.
The New York H. raid makes a list of
all its exclianga papers, with their past and
present political attachments. The results
are thus stated :
In summing up, it appears that Alt.
Buchanan has 105 of these newspapers
in his support—of which fifty•five in the
South : that ninety-eight of these are old
Democrat papers, and seven were formerly
Whig. For Fremont, 122; and only 2 in
the South ; that of the whole number, soy
enty•eight were lately Whig. twelvqi2em
ocrats, fourteen Know Nothing, andTigh
teen aro Independent men. For Fill
more, of our exchanges there are 47 pa
pers—lorty-two originally Whig, four
Know Nothings, and one Democratic—
and of the whole number, thirteen are in
the North, against thirty-four in the South
the rump of the old defunct Whtg par
ty in that s. , ction. We also give a list of
the German press and their party affini
ties. When we consider that the German
papers were unanimously for Pierce in
1852, this list presents a very curious and
remarkable feature in the revolution now
going on in our national pilitics."
VOL. XXI. NO. 34.
"They'll have fleet steeds who follow,"
thought the young draughtsman, as his
arm encircled Jessie, and he looked at that
moon under which so many strange things
had transpired. Col. Banton waked in the
morning, descended to the breakfast table,
but found no Jessie. Her room was ex
plored, but no Jessie was found, and her
bed had not even been occupied. There
was the great Col. in a great rage, sir !
He frothed aid foamed, and roared and
ranted, perhaps lie swore. Ile promised
he'd give the rascal a cowhiding—he'd
give him—" You had better give him
Jessie," was the quiet suggestion of the
mother—perhaps she was about half right.
One of the grossest accusations brought
against Col. Fremont is the running away
with Tom Benton's daughter; yet, after
all there is much to be said in extenuation.
He admired the family, and felt that he
must have a member of it. To have run
awa) with the old lady would have created
great scandal; to run away with the Col
onel himself was out of the question—he
took the only one of the family he could
Old Cardinal Richelieu said to Louis
XIII, when that monarch fell in love with
Julia De Mortimer, niece of the Cardinal,
.'if you must love somebody, Sire, lore
me!" Benton was still mere unreasona
ble—he shut his door against Fremont, and
forbade him to love any of the family.—
What could he do then but what he did ?
Every pro slavery newspaper from 54
54 or fight, down to 32 20, parades before
its renders the damning fact that Fremont
had the audacity to run away with Col.
Benton's daughter in order to be married
to her. That he told her to 'Go it Jessie'
at the very moment of her departure. This
fact is mentioned with an air of decisive
ness, as if he had run away with Col. Ben
ton's pocket book, or favorite race horse.
In this country, society, the laws and pub.
lic opinion, all make a broad distinction,
and so it stands, in respect to their tribu
nals, that Col. Fremont is neither more or
less fit to be President of the United States
upon that aocount : and his wife is neither
more or less fit to dispense the hospitalities
of the Executive mansion. He will not
receive a vote less because of the fact,
which is of such unchallenged notoriety
that denial is useless.
To. Make Pure White Soap.
Take soda in crystals, and put it Into a
barrel, with a layer of quick-line, and
pour warm water upon it, suffering the
liquor to leach out in the saute manttt•:r
that ashes are leached out in the woods for
making crude potash. This liquor should
be filtered through straw, so as to have it
pure and clear. Its specific gravity should
be 1,040 in the hydrometer. To every
gallon of thts.lye, 11 lbs. of melted suet
or white tallow should be added, and at
should be kept boiling gently, in a Olean
kettle, for four hours.
It should then be very completely sap
onified, which, can be easily tested by
immersing a flat knife in it. When com
pletely saponified, it will shake on the
spatula. The fire should then be drawn
from the furnaee, and a handfull of Balt,
dissolved in cold water, thrown in. This
is to • cool the soap, and seperate it from
the water. It can be run off into frames,
when cool put it into proper cakes. This
is good soap, and is well adapted for ma
king it into toilet and other soaps.—Scien
A Nice Duni FOR IlsEAKFAsr.—Take
ono egg, and beat it up, add a teaspoon.
ful of salt, and pour in about two thirds
of a pint of water, then slice souse bread,
dip it in, and fry in a little•butter. Serve
while warm, and you will WI it a 9