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Waal the I.aillrt think or It.
Tho following bits been sent to us Bt
very late tlato, but it must be published.
We want to havotbo world see tho names
of that bright galaxy of beauty, wbich true
to tbo intitict of woman's heart, basso no
, bly breatfd the wavo of intemperance,
' misery and woe, which the Salem grocery
; keepers begged tho Commissioners of Marl
on to permit them to pour over that county
This brings to our mind a toast which on
! n Fourth of July occ.i'iou was drank in somu
, town iu Oregon, whero Salem was com pi
ineiitud with the palm of betiuly for th
At tho limo we only thought it a puff
from some love stricken Rwain, whose sweet
) heart happened to live there. The sent!
1 incut coutaincd in tho remonstrance below,
signed by such an array . of names, has
forced us to tho conclusion however, that
tho action of these fair signers lately taken
: in reference to temperance in their vicinity
must have proceeded from just such kind
and sympul bizing hearts, as invariably throw
a lustre of beauty over the countenances of
their fair possessors.
Let the ladies of Oregon do their duty and
all will ha well. They possess a mightier
influence for good than the tallest orators
and statesmen, and so long as we continue
to receive their approving smiles, wo shall
toil on, boldly facing all adversn circumstan
ces, regardless of all opposition from mm.
the"woiM, tho flesh and the Devil." By
the blessing of God, and the influence of the
ladies, victory will soouer or later perch upon
. our flairs talf:
"Oh woman ! lovely woninn ! nutnre made you
To temper man : we had been brutes without you.
Angela are painted fuir, to louk like you ;
There's in you, ull thut we believe of Heaven
Amazing brightness, purity tin J truth,
: IOter11.il joy, and everluMiiig love,"
To the Hon. Hoard of Commissioners for
ttie County of Marlon, Oregon.
Whereas wo the ladies of Salem pre
einct aro most essentially interested in the
moral, intellectual, and social prosperity of
this community, anil feel n deep anxiety
that in no respect shall it bo in the least in
fcrior to any other community, and being
denied tho right to cxpivss our sentiments
at the BulliH-Unx, except through the inllti-
nco wo may exert over our husbands, bro'
tilers anil sweet-hearts, which denial we
cheerfully assent to, being left in possession
.of a sweeter and holier influence, and
' 'Whereas, we hold that morals are not
upheld by Whisky, Rum, Braudy, or any
ardent spirits whatsoever ; and that intel
lect stimulated by these unnatural aids be
comes lethargic, dull, and more and more
Jo need of this all-devouring stimulus, and
thut social intercourse is destroyed j that our
firesides are often deserted, Dot to speak of
the awful scenes of desolation, despair, pov
erty, disease and death produced by the
monster intemperance, and
Whereas, we cheerfully offer to our
husbands, brothers, sweethearts and friends
our,oordial efforts tomako tho domestic cir
cle oae of attraction, where smiles and kind
ness (hall ever welcome them, and where
influence, as far as on us depends, shall ren
'derMj)' attractions of the "saloon" of no
WiERiAS,weplaceson.'K!: .8n Mlimat,
opa the reonrl worth and dignity of man,
' :tBjjjoj)lest work of the Creator of all good;
tlicjur hearts aro pained when we behold
liim to degraded as to pander to man's
C therefore most sincerely desire, and
i i i i n
foe f cherish the hope, that your Honora-
Ma jpurt will hear our petition, made in
.the mse of temperance, and abstain from
tj naming of licenses to vend spirituous
li I in any form whatsoever, and that
mr pionstrnce may be granted.
( Jthia Strang, Leah M. Robb, Sarah
F. 1 ght, Mary J. Durbin, Jane E Ritter
t 'Paulina M. Caldwell, Sarah Strang,
P. f Ttha Hoyt, Nancy Belt, AnnaC.
Sto. Elizabeth Small, Julia Watson,'
JJlLJfcth, Spook, Marv Ann Craine, Marv '
XV. I- AMH,
.ttor and Vronetelor.'
McAlpin, Anna B. Watson, Rhoda Whito,
Margaret E. Crnine, Klizo A Cross, Byrd
WatsOD.CathannoODonnld, M. A. Crsuie,
Mary Strang, Lucy P. Brown, M. J Ftrffu
son, Lvelilie iSiiy.V Fannin L. Davidson
rrntwx, fc. M. CampWI, Rebecca S. May
Nancy Hunt, Sarah Emery Elexaeer Owens,
Mary Ann Chapman, Martha Boon, Ell
Lainoii, Varonica Wilson, Susannuh R.
Bagly, C. A. Hunt, Hhoda Chapman, Alv
na Wright, Jane West, Sarah J. Ellis, Sar
ah Belt, Martha Wright, Paulina Phillips,
Maria McMullen, Emily Belt.Lucinda Reed,
Mary Clones, Mary J. Keudall, Hester A
Clark, F. M. Barnum, C. II. Dickinson,
Catharine Enty, Elizabotli Wilson, Malv
naJ. Sitney, Melvina Roland, Mary Millar,
Delilah Harrison, Armintha A. Starkcy
Mary Ann Bonnet, Jane Harrison, Carroline
M. Cross, Jane Sturkcy, Anu Harrison, Jane
O. Griswold, Virginia Moores, AureliaA,
Barker, June Moore, Pluma F. Cross, Host
na A. Rickey, Mary Hunt, Lydia Strang,
Sarah E. Stanton, Sally Hunt, E. F. Thurs
ton, Marietta S. Gilbert, Mury Wallor, J,
M. Bryant, Phebe Stanton, Ellen L. Waller,
L. Mines, Susan Moore, . Mary P. Waldo,
A. Millar, Bell Moore, Lilly A.Parker, Lu
cy A. M. Lee, Eliza Mooro, Hannah Allen,
Susan F. AVarrcn, Sarah J. Ramsay, Eleph
Waller, Pherno Strong, Frances E. Ramsay,
Sarah Watt, Kate Williams, Elizabeth
Cranston, Sarah J. Kline, C. A. Willson
Sarah Kenyon, Martha Wright.
Mat Convention In Marlon Connty.
The citizens of Marion county met at the
Court Mouso in Salem, April 28, for the
purpose of nominating a county ticket for
the coming June election.
Win. Rector, Esq., was chosen Chairman
and M. Buckingham, Secretary.
Tho following persons were chosen as
candidates for their respective offices :
Rcjresentutives John Denny, S. M
Black, O. Jacobs.
Judge of Probate Edwin N. Cooke.
Treasurer Wm. C. Griswold.
Assessor Mr. Keen, of Fairfield.
Surretor John. B. Greor.
Coroner Lucius Dunforth.
Commissioners Wm Porter. Case.
Tho committee on resolutions reported
tho following, which were unanimously
Resolved That the ticket nominated by
this Convention, be called the Republican
Resolved That we favor such legislation
as shall effectually remedy the evils of in
Resolved J hat, regardless of parties,
wo aro opposed to the so-called democracy,
now ruling in this Territory.
Resolved That we will support tho nom
ination of JOHN P. GAINES, for Dele
gate to Congress.
Resolved That we are opposed to tho
resent corrupt administration of our af
fairs, and pledge ourselves never to rest un-
il we restoro to our Territory virtue in the
government, and freedom from corruption.
Resolved That all tho Editors of the
Territory ber requested to publish the pro1
ceedings of this Convention.
After several pertinent speeches from
candidates, the Convention adjourned sine
die. WM. RECTOR. Ch'n
H. Buckingham, Sec'y.
The number of emigrants who arrived at
New York in 1854 was 248,923, of whom
168,723, were Germans altogether
and 80,200 Irish. This is the largest im
migration for eight years past. The num
ber of Germans were more than double the
Irish, and admit 50,000 more than in any
previous year. Gorman immigration has
been steadily increasing for several years
whilo Irish has been falling off. Ex.
A Deep Well.
An artesian well has been bored in
Charleston, South Carolina, in which water
was reacneu": the depth of 1,220 feet, or
nearly a quarter of a mi.. 8en(f r th
a stream of water at tho rate of about
gallons a minute. The water is quite
warm, being at the temperature of 76 de-
The work was commenced six years
bv "(Mia vi many uaiiuunius " a.-
co tiu the 16th of Decernb(;r
Q fT"V an A in ..t ,11 OR 1 1 1 li'n
the water rose it) the tubes to the heights of
25 feet above the surface of the earth. Ex.
Wonderful Vitality. .
Lord Linitay, on examining a mammy,
which by his hieroglyphics was proved to
be at least two thousand years of ge, found
in one of its closed hands a tuberous or
bulbous root. Desirous of seeing how long
vegetable life could last, he planted it, and
in the course of a few weeks, to bis joyful
astonishment, the root burst forth and
bloomed into a beautiful dahlia..
AMt'.tUCV .taaawt nouihl of tnldea promise of klim )
"' hahl af Koreans, ana, mars, ana Htrlas." ("
oaaoowciTT, oanaoNTiiaaiToiiT, iaiu&sat, mat
From the N.V. Tribune
Up early In the morning,
Juit at the peep of day,
Straining (he milk In the dairy,
Turniiifr the cows away
Sweeping the floor la the kitchen,
Making the bede upataire,
Waahiug the breakfaat dialiee,
Diluting the parlor chain.
Briuhing the crumb from the pantry.
Hunting for eggs at the bam,
Cleaning the turnipe for dinner,
Spinning the stocking yam,
, Spreading the whitening linen
Down on the bushea below,
Runna -king every meadow,
Where the red itrawbeiriee grow.
Starching the 'fixing" for Sunday,
Churning the enowy eream,
Rinsing the puili and utrnineri
Down in tbe running stream,
Feeding the geese and turkiea,
Muking the pumpkin piei,
Jogging the little one's cradle,
Driving away Ihe fliee.
. Grace in every motion,
Music in every tone,
Beauty of form and feature
Thousands might covet to own,
Cheeke that rival spring roses,
Teeth the whitest of pearls
One of these country maids are worth,
A score of your city girls.
We publish the following, as it coutaina
somo very good stirring sentiment- The
author is evidently not a graduate iu tho sci
ence of prosody, although he seems to have
tasted of the fabled spring.
We shall always take the liberty of ma
king such corrections in communications, as
will improve them in diction or orthography
without altering the sentiment.
Those w'ho are not willing to have us
take this liberty with their communications,
and wish them to be published, "vorbatim
et literatim et punctuatim," will please to
say so, and we will cither publish them, or
lay them under our table, just as we think
best. We must always be our own judge,
as to what we ought to publish, and our
correspondents everywhere must not be dis
appointed at many communications never
coming to light :
AW AU.E1 E BOSS, AW AlkB 1
For iA Argue.
Awake ! ye Sons, the morn Is beaming,
The star of day is brightly gleaming;
Oh, 'tis a glorious, pleasing, light
That's chasing fast the clouds of night.
Awake, ye Sons ! the day is dawning,
The night is past ; 'twill soon bo morning.
Awuko, ye Sons, from dreamy slumber j
Our foes have marehullcd all their number :
Awake 1 and let our war-cry ring,
And lei's our banner to the breezes fling.
Awake' ye Suns 1 tho day is dawning, ,
The night is past, 'tis almost morning.
Awake, ye Sons, both young and old,
Oh, piove yourselves both U ue and bold J .
Come, haste to put our foes to flight,
ielying on the God of right.
Awake, ye Sons ! the day is dawning,
The night is past, 'twill soon be morning.
Awake, ye Sons ! the time's at hand,
To marshal all our glorious band ;
Awake, arouse, prepare for strife ; '
We've 'lifted in the war for life.
Awoke, yo Sous ! tlie day is dawning,
The night is post, 'twill toon ba morning.
Right oq, ye Sons ! and to victory rush 1
We'll anquish our foes, with their leador, Bush :
They're calling for quarters on every hand,
And they soon must strike to tho temperance band.
Awake, ye Sons ! the day is dawning,
Tbe night is past, 'twill soon be morning.
Southern PsclAc Railroad vs. Northern.
An appropriation of fifteen thousand dollar was
made by Congress, on the 3st ult., to send Capt.
'ope, of the IT. S. Topographical Corps of Engin-
rs, wtih a detachment, tn obtian information in
regard to the best Southern route for a Railroad
to the Pacific, through the Minaila ten million
purchase. Capt. Pope goes out under orders from
Jeff. Davis, Secretary of War. Ilia immediate
destination is the region of the Pecos, and his ob
ject to ascertain whether water can be found on
the plains of Esiacado, by sinking Artesian wells.
It will require about eight months to ascertain this
fact, and the expedition will then, probably, proceed
.explore the country for other purposes connected
with the maiii enterprise.
About a year sgo a company commenced build
ing a bridge across the Mississippi, in latitude 41
degrees 40 minutes, or nt the city - of Rock Island,
and between the free State of Illinois and Iowa, in
order to further the purpose of reacbiug the Pacific
by a Northern Railroad route, which is already
known to be practicable. They proceeded quietly
to work, like men knowing wiat they were about,
and determined to succeed, asking no appropria
tion from the Government, enraging and paying
their own engineers and detachments of workmea,
and doing business in the northern practical go
ah'ad style, generally. They had already graded
the r Railroad on the Illinois shore, including a
mali nUad known as Rock Island in the jurisdic
tion of the sam State, and bad gut to work cm-
trueting piers In the bourn of the mighty stream
But hark ! A voice from this same Jeff. Davis,
Secretary of War, backed by all the lungs of the
Government, reaches those busy sud In lependeut
workmen, oryiug out, "Tou mint stop that work !
The Island upon which you are building your road,
and from which your bridge extends, belongs to
us, although we have never reserved it from Ihe
State of Illinois, or paid her tea millions fur it, but
have lung ago abandoned it as a military pout.
Now, however, sine you are going to make such
use of it, as to help along with Nostiiks.h Rail
road loth Pacific, we are gol:.g lo c(,-.lm it and
let it lie as it is. Then-fore stop that work foiUi
with." A Marshall was sent on, not with $1 5,0lW
to further the enterprise, but with orders to clear off
the ''tresKusers." They made such demur, how
ever, thut a suit In the Supreme Court, with il at,
tendent tmls and the pumbility of defeat, is the
only result '.Ex.
The Prohibitory Law.
The original law, culled Ihe Maino law, was en
acted by the Slate of Maine in Juno, 1831, and
went into operation on the 1st of August, 1851.
Since then the State of Massachusetts, Vermont,
Rnode Island, Connecticut, Michigan, Illinois and
Indiuna, have pawed prohibitory law all resem
bling the Maiue law in general, but some surpass
ing it in stringency and efficiency. The principle
bos been favored by the people of Now-York, New
Jersey, Deleware and New Hampshire, but the
machinery of legislation has failed to work iu har
mony, so as to secure the passao of such a law as
yet, though it is bcleivedthat in New York and
New Jersey tho present winter will be the time of
its enactment. In all the Suites of the Union the
question of prohibition has been agitated to a con
eideruble extent, and its firm friends are every
where found to be the friends of good order and
good morals. Lost year the people of Washington
city endorsed, by a decisive vote, the principle of
prohibition. Ohio has a prohibitory law, wh'ch for
bids Ihe sale of distilled liquors as a beverago.
The principle has a strong hold on the popular
mind in Minnesota and Oregon. Alton Courier,
Woman the Governor ot
Some time ago, Joseph A. Wright, the able and
distinguished Governor of Indiuna, waa invited to
Kentucky by his bachelor friend, Gov. Powell of
the hitter. Joseph had never, in all h s life before,
got into a State so full of pretty women. They
bloomed around him like roses-the whole land was
radiaut and redolent with beauty, and overflowing
with the affecu'ons of womanhood. Poor Joseph.
His name was well chosen, but he couldn't stand
tho trial ! He suocurabed and married to the
great grief of maiden Indiana, and to the great up
lifting of proud Kentucky.
And now, natural as tho world, that Kentucky
woman, with the instinct of her State for politics,
is regulating Joseph, and giving law to the "Hoo-
siers." In fact, Indiana is, at this moment, gov
erned by a ''Kentucky clique." Let the Benton
Democracy of St. Louis be reconciled. Keutucki
ans generally rulo well, and the Indiuna pajiers arc
glorying in tlrdr new luwgiver. Hour the jubilant
Expreei, of Torre Hnute !
A M oman. We have a good Liquor Bill. We
almost knew, as wo snid long ago, that tho Gov
ernor never would veto that bill. But almost is not
fuiVe; and our nerves did not fail of sympathising
with those of the people, for fear Unit something
might happen to upset the good tortunc of the Suite
of Indiana. We glory in the bill; it is a workman
like job; and we glory in our Governor, in this in
stance anyhow. But what, re.der, do you think is
the talk the common report outof doors? Why,
that the Governor had actually gotten his veto
mesoige written out with which to return the bill
to the Senate ; when his good wife, who had been
absent, arrived home 'twas his new Kentucky
wife and she, g'iod lady, finding out the state of
affaire, and true to the (tn) right, would listen to
no such act. She was for staying the floods of
tears daily wrung from woman by whUkey. She
was for relaxing the grasp of hunger laid upon the
vitals of children by. the nimsellcr; and she de
manded, in a way not to be resisted, that the bill
should be signed : and we have a Liquor Law.
The British glory in their Queen ; but what has
Victoria done to compare with this 1 What Gov
ernor has such a Governess as Jureph A. Wright,
or needs one mora, to steady his hand upon State
papers ? Long life, say we, to the good Queen of
The Richest Melt we ever heard of.
We find an account, in the East Brooklyn
limes, o a new method ot ' raising tbe
wind," as well as the dead, in that city,
which takes down anything in the diddling
line of the season, and indicates the extent
and pressure of the hard times. A female
called a few days since on a lady of some
influence iu Brooklyn, and told a sad and
plaintive story of suffering and privation,
and moreover, that ber husband had just
died, and that she lacked the means of a
decent burial. Her talc of woe so wrought
upon the lady that she proceeded to visit her
immediately, to satisfy herself there was no
imposture. On entering the apartment she
beheld the coffin, aud was satisfied all was
right, and not wishing to harrow the feelings
of the bereaved woman, she left her a con
siderable sum of money, and immediately
departed. After pai ng two or three blocks
from the dwelling, thinking all tbe way of
the strange complexions to which we are
liable, she missed her pocket hankerchief
and returned to see if she bad dropped it
in the bouse. The stairs were ascended
hastily and tbe room entered without much
ceremony, when what did she behold the
woman's husband sitting up in the coffin
counting oer tbe money ',
Vtve ntlar Vrar.
(shields PrevUrd Vor.
It is stated thai it is Ihe intention of ihe Presi
dent to appoint Geo. Shields brigadier general,
should the ainendmeut of Ihe anny bill fur raising
four additional reg incnts bo adopted by the House,
This is, no doubt, one of the Very objects fur which
these troops are to be raised.
The oommiioned ( ITkcs are to be distributed as
rewards for services rendered the Adniiuislrstlon
la the lufanviin set of repudiating the M isaouri coin
promise. The mtronsgu already existing Is not
sufficient to reward all the mnrtvrs in Hurt cause,
- Shields is one of them. lie fell, like Dodge, I
t tho foremost rank. But h cannot, like 'lodge,
be compensated by a foreirn m'sston. St, Louie
Dow It Works.
Tho Norwich, Conn., Examiner thus Illustrates
the workings of the Maine Law in its action upon
uAx Old Cvstonkb.''
There is, In s neighboring town, a colored man
whose name we could give, who, until tho first of
August, was accustomed to come to tlr's city for
liquor. For years he had been a drunkard, and
drunkenness had made him quarrel with his wife,
and had reduced him to want, and compelled him
iu the winter season, to go to his ue'guborn for help.
But for the lost six luoulhs he has not been able
to get liquor, and has been sober and industrious.
lie has laid down a hog weighing two or three hun
dred ponnds, and a quarter of beef; bos on band
seven or eight bushels of grain and as much more
of corn, and not lung since he came to Norwich and
deposited fourteen dollars in a savings bank. Aud
now, when he visits the city, he hires a horse and
wagon, and conies "like othor folkn" The Maine
Law has put him "above board."
My mother will whip me, was the sobbing
exclamation of a little boy yesterday after
noon, when his companion bad the misfor
tune to slip upon the ice and break a jug
coutaimng vinegar, which had beou intrust
ed to his custody. The circumstance had
nothing remarkable about it, sinco the wulk
was very slippery, causing adults much
trouble lo travcrso it in safety, yet that
piteous moan in consequence of a dreaded
correction for what was purely a mishap,
caused a warm feeling to flit through tho
heart for that little boy. It raised tbo ques
tion of parental government, and presented
the injury which thut commonly exercised
inflicts upon those whom it is designed to
restrain, control and improve. The first
idea of the little boy whou he saw the jug
broken, and its contcuts streaming along
the walk, was of personal chastisement,
showing that this had been the mode of
training adopted, aud to which ho was ac
customed. Now, is this right 1 la it politic even,
leaving outof question the matter of paron
tal control t The very dread of tho child
showed that it was not. He was conscious
thut no blume ought to attach to him for
the accident, since, even with tbe aid of the
boy to whom be entrusted the jug, ho had
as much other stuff to carry as was proper
tor In m to manage. 1 Ins the utile tellow
knew, and said so, yet ho was none the less
certain that his mother would whip him.
The injustice of the thing was palpable to
the child, and we have related tbo incident,
not because it is of rare occurence, but
solely for the purpose of attracting the at
tention of mothers to it, coupled with the
suggestion whether a new system of paren
tal government which should inspire confi
dence in tho child, under mishaps, rather
than dread, is not desirable. Rochester Re
TheNilos, (Michigan,) Republican says :
"A lady visited our family a few days since
and stated that her daughter had the erysi
pelas quite bad. We called to mind tho
remedy recommended by a Now Haven
editor. On returuing home in the evcniug
she found the diseano was spreading rapidly,
and had assumed a frightful appearance
She immeadiately applied a poultice made
of cranberries, which seemed to arrest it at
once, and tho second poultico effected a
completo cure. If any person wishes to
know the party they can inquire at our
lion. Lewis D. Campbell, of Ohio, in a
recent speech delivered in committee of the
whole, in the House of Representatives, at
Washington discharged a heavy broadside
into the reigning dynasty. After a discus
sion of tome length on the subjects of
"Kaunas and .Nebraska, Georgia and Uhio,
Free labor aud Slave labor," he coucluded
as follows :
A word, sir, in conclusion, in reference to
the present Administration. I do not come
here this session to make war upon it It
is wrong to strike the fallen ! The Admin
istration has fallen ! A year ago the fourth
of last March, we witnessed in that broad
an d beautiful avenue the most magnificent
pageant ever displayed in the capital of the
uation. The President was elected by an
overwhelming majority of the peoples
votes over the great "greatest Captain of
the age" one who had served most gal
lantly on many a battle field ! lie was borne
triumphantly by the maw, ami'Jsi the joy
ous shout of thousands, from the west-end
of Pennsylvania avenue to the" eastern front
of this capitol. There, apparently io manly
style, bo delivered an inaugural address,
which was scarcely excpptd to hy even
thoe oiifonenU who sought causes of ob
jection. He solmnly renewed the pledg j
which two years before had been eigned by
tho gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Step
hens, to-wit, . "that slavery agitation in
Congress and out of Congress should cease."
Thence he was ushcrea into the White
Houso with tho greetings of the people'!
glad huczai! 1
Cougrcs again met and opened it last
sossioii in harmony. The Administration
threw this apple of discord among ns. Il
pressed upon ui the consideration of the
Nebraska bill ; and through ita organs,
songht to influence the Representative of
ihe people both, through fears of punish
ment and hopes of reward.
It vetoed the bill nassod br a Conor! of
it own friends, irraiitiiig lands to the several
States to support those stricken poor whose
iutellccla have been taken from them by the
Almighty. At the same time, under very
neculiur circumstances, it approved the
Minnesota bill.fgranting near a million of
ncres of these lands to a New York Wall
street company a bill, sir, which, after a
base forgery had Leon made upon it, passed
the Senate on the 2Jth of Jane. The
President' signature, of immediate appro
val, was necessary, in order to take from the
pioneer people of Minnesota thai iinmiaae
grant, and secure il to Wall street broken.
On the 20th of June bo approved il. So
speaks the record. ,
Thousands of voices broke upon our ear,
from the luborrrs of tho interior, asking ap
propriations to improve their river and
lakes the mean which Ood bad given to
bear from the arm of American industry it
products to the place wero not sectional, but
national. The appropriations were voted
by tho President' friondt in Congres by
wise constitutional lawyers, by stateemea
of long experience in the Senate and Um
solemnities of their oath. The Admin
istration, whilst asserting the doctrine of
"iiopular sovereignity" to be it prominent
characteristics, responded to the public will,
It cast from hiiih placet of trust and
from low ones from the foroign court and
from the villazo nost office men. "bonesL
cnpablo, and faithful!," who dared, in defi
ance of it dictation, to exercise, indepen
dently, the sovereign right of American
freemen ; and appointed, in their stead,
those who wero neither fitted by birth, br
educntion, nor by other high qualities of
manhood, to till tho station :
It repealed tho Missouri Compromise.
Yes, sir, it toro from the record that great
act of our fathers, rendered sacred, as it bad
been, to the people of the North, and of the
South, by the great cause of our National
Union, iu which it originated, and tbe long
acquiescence of all the States. It has re
opened, in violation of it solemn vows, the
"bleeding wounds" which the "healing
measures" of 1600 wore designed to cure.
It has thrown wide open the sluice of
sectional strife, as the elections and this dis
cussion fully prove. i
I repeat it, sir, in no spirit of personal
unkindticss to its members, this Adminia-.
tralion has fa'len "fallen like Lucifer r
The unerring pen of history will record, in
mall space, an account or its works, ana its
achievements I It rejmaled the Missouri
Compromise if struck at tie KntmKoth' ,
iujs, no( knowing vhtre to strike tl tap-
turel Oreytoum! and went down:-'
"Like the snow-flake on th river,
- A moment white then gone forever."
Looking at its incoming, it condition,
and its approaching inevitable outgoing, I
repeat, "more in pity than anger," the word
of the poet :
" How are the mighty fallen !
And by the people's hand ! Low lie th proud!
And smitten with Ihe weapons of th poor
Their talk is told and for that they were rich,
And robbed the poor j and for that they were ,
And scourged the weak ', and for that they made
Which turned th s-veat of labor's brow to Mood-
Fot THCSS, THS IS SINS, Till NATION OAST THIN OUT."
SV MHS. L. S. OODWIN.
One autumn niujit, when the wind was high (
And rain fell ia heavy splashes, .1
A little boy sat by the kitchen fire,
A poppingcorn in tho ashes j ,
And his sisU-r, a curly haired child o Uirt,
Sat looking on just close by bis knee.
Tho blast went howling around the house,
As If to get in 'twss tryiug j;
It rattled Ihe latch of the outer door
Then seemed it a baby orying
Now and then a drop down the chimney came,
And sputtered and hissed ia the bright red flame.
Top ! pop ! the kernels, one by one,
Cain out of the embers flying J
Th boy held a long straight stick in his hand,
And kept il busily plying ;
He stirred the corn, and it snapped the mr
And faster jumped to th clean swspt floor.
A p Art of the kernels hopped out oae way,
And a part hopped out the other,
Home flew plump into Ihe sister's lop,
Some under the stool of the brother j
The little girl gathered thorn into a heap,
And called them a lot of milk white sheep, :
A II at once the boy sat still as a mouse,
And into the fire kept gazing
He quite forgot he was popping core,
But looked where ihe fire was biasing
He looked, and fancied he could se -A
noun and a barn, a bird and a tree. a
Still steadily gsed the boy at these,
And pusay's back kept alrekiug,
Till his little sorter crisd . "Why, bub,
Only see how the corn is smokiug !
Sore enough, when the boy looked back,
The corn ia th embers wss burnt quit black.
"Never min4,"sid w,"we hllhv enough ,
ll's gu from Ihs fir and est it j
I'll carry the aud you th corn
!Ti aic nobody could best it."
She took op the corn in ker pinafore,
They ale it all u'; "iihtd (ot mors.