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Washington Bee (Newspaper) - August 27, 1857, Washington, Indiana % 1 1 W(>I-J,]J> líA'rM!-:il HK IMCiMT 'I'il-VX 'r---Iïcnry Clay. K. VOL. 2. Vv'ASlIIiN GTOiS% DAVIESS COUInTY, iKDIAKA, AUGUST 27, 1857. NO. 4. THE WASillTsGTON BEE: aASïKS WILKINï tee priinítiiíg press. j Tliomp.s Jolíj" oa oa jMas:iachusc'.ts. No invention of man lias been more I In 1815 Thomas ,i rrn^sox, tli.-u.scful and of " vcaicr beneSt to the bu-! apostle of A lUin-ican Deniocracv, wr...t PKOSCRIPTIOJNT. Yvo liave often been pained to lieart when wc were forced to bchoM the Yile schemes the opposition have rc- —r Í man family than the j Bj- this machine mind i upon mind, and render ment.s, aye, immeii :-inti;;g prc,-s. made to oj'cr-11 the detract and space as far as the eye can discern hy tlie aid of Borted to, for the purpose of keeping j telescope, tributary to man's com-their sinking ship afloat; and we have happiness and knowledge. Aided been doubly so when it has fallen to j^,. ucv,- idea useful to our lot to see democrats tamely submit j „[.lu]-;,) j c;oon crosses the sea and ocean, to the abuses of the midnight conclave. | linally every part of the habitable With the advent of know-nothingism | jt has prostrated error wliere- tliere Wiis a degree of bitterness and pro- j ° jyco scope. It is the friend scriptionmanifestcd by that party against genuine liberty, of justice, of human icy. letiev to (ieneral ]'K.vr.i'.or.N, oi' 3Ia.-a-elnisetls. in which occurs the following i '-Oh, 3ia:-sachusc(is! how I lament tlie douTadation of 3'our aposiacy ! Jvci jus loiik furvrard, ihcn. to the act of repentance, which, by diminisliiug her venal (raiturs, .sl;ail bo the signal of return to the liosom and io tbe principles of her brclliern: and ii'liar late liufiiilia-tion can just give her modesty enougli to suppose that her ¡nuuli'-iru bretiicrn are somewliat on a par with her in v.'is-dom, in inl'urmation, in bravery, and even in lionesty, altlionuh not in Psalm singing, she will more ji'.stly estimr,t.',i. her own relative momentum in the Union. T17//i /¡cr (J:id<'nl vrinrtph'ii, slif icdiilu Vi-(din he great if she did not iliink Iirrticij the whole." iMassachusetts, or rather the dominant politicians in that State—for there either in Church or State. The public | is a gallant l,and of national men there, press stands nearly iu the same relative ; >,vlio b:'ve always voted against its im-situation, with the public mind, as the i politic ¡.olitical course—was regarded by tutor with his pupil," and, in a great with the sa\nc feelings that measure, equally responsible for the : the democracy entertains towards her principles it shall inculcate. Party ' now. It-i.s rcnmrkablc hovr little she prejudices, or the prostitution of talent |h;,.s changed in the last forty years, for, and corruption, from the'bribery of in- for mercenary purposes, is therefore j after tlie la[»ic of that time, w-c find her f;-.-::, i!... v..v.-.-., TJir; í\:A'rTOí:/;.ú CÎIA:'!. I'rdin ilic lìiìmcìxi'Uis ai'¡i¡; ;;ro for copies ol' Cha¡i;:iiiicy -■ic:¡,or;al. I'nr clr vari;i!;s juii-ts di' the a il ! ¡I i na;'.-' a !ari:\'V nn inner oí' io llîe mr-iiioi-ial. l\ir présenla next CoHLi'c-s. ihan have evo fice of ciir essor aay, 'uled l;ei-elu!'iire. Vi'e hept (SO lit ; va- ;iun to the r been [-re-I it may so :arly cc'in former ci' ironon';; o'" thoscwho opposeditheretofore unknown in the Union; and, like an avalanche, it lory. Happy for mankind v;ould it be if the press w-as to remain entirely un has grown as it advanced. -It has swept ¡ It should never descend to plete,) which has I'orts, ihould ciicon Chiu-ch and Sia'e eninn ¡o I'cd. aided iorts i'dV iive:dung this br iic. n Liil-: Ì Uveen tltem. In ansv.cr lo a (jiiery, will remark, tliat it is eniiiely ['r!'; for (hose ^vho have the nu iiH;; for presentaiiiui to i'ornier C.'iiiri'Ci-;-tosend, in th.-ir si";i\ainres e nv Ili deed, v,'e mo efi'uris c .1 ii.-e ex pre ; and' ques Con; are ae.d at tie. ai and is sweeping the whole country with its curse; threatening to submerge every good feeling that formerly existed between parties, beneath its ponderous ■weight. It has groivn to be a monster. The first step this nefarious order took was to prevent foreigners, who were, legal voters, from exercising their rights as citizens at the polls; and, to eil'eet this, they resorted to all manner of vicc licentiousness, to the servility of pan-devers for the men in pov>'er, nor become the tool of aspiring demagogues. spectors and judges of elections to arson and murder. ■; Men, women, and children wore alike slaughtered to consummate this despotic end. Mob-law was resorted to everywhere, and a fiendish spirit took hold in tbe bosoms of a large portion of the American people, spreading riot and bloodshed all over the country. •Chagrined at their failure to get the sanction of the American people to exclude foreign-born citizens from the polls, they seek to avenge themselves by enlarging their proscription so as to embrace other than political subjects. Now, democrats are proscribed upon all subjects—politically, religiously, socially, in business, and in every other manner,—and the same groveling means are resorted to to sustain the opposition in their proscription. Know-nothing«, or phxg-uglies as they arc now called, will not associate with democrats, nor will they worship at the same altar, or trade with them; and it is remarkable, too, with what great unanimity they all act in this matter, showing they understand each other perfectly. A democrat can not set any enterprise on £0.01, however laudable, but you see a certain set lead off in opposition, and soon the rest of the party follow in their steps. All is done with the greatest concert and unanimity sacrifice his trust at the shrine of Mammon. Those who conduct the press should elevate their ideas into pure regions of thought and fly away there. To them, in a very special manner, are committed the future destinies of mankind. They are the light of the world, shining not for themselves, but for the whole human family. By the aid of this light all can see their rcspe.ctive paths through life. As these lights increase in number and brightness, men will see cleareV, furthei- and better all around them, all over ths world, until time shall end. Until then, may the press be free, pure and useful. Shall democrats longer submit to this i„g away, John was called up and preconcerted proscription? Vv ill they stilt I sented with a doliar or two, which he base as the conduct of a tutor would be j-'besetting sins and errors" to be the whose venality should induce him to j very same as those pointed out and commented upon by Jepfehson. A Cleiic.yman "whose IIoXKSTY Equals ms Industhy.—The Cincinnati | Enquirer says that in May last a so-1 journcr at the Spencer House. E.ev. J. j B., called the landlord to trust him fori his bill and lend him fifty dollars. Be-1 ing an entire stranger, tho landlord was' so pleased with his guest's assurance, not | to say impudence, that ho complied, j The other day he received the following | rather amusing letter, dated at Columbus: Friend Pr.-vtt:—Inclosed please find sixty-five dollars, the amount of your claim against mo; and, also, man}' thanks for the favor you granted. The Ijord, lince my return, has ble.ssed me with an ribundance of business, all of which I trust I Ikivo dispfised of to his sau.-fac-tion. On the i^th inst., I baptised two huiiJ'.-ed and tv^enty-three converts, all 1 i.^ i.ut three; and the ceremony, al-tii'.iigli performed with due deliljeration. oerujiied on;_y one hour and live laiinuU.-. 1 ea v.Ill hat this»*^;^ u..r-iVcrr^, miii r.iv', and I consider it a deiuonstra-ti;jn that ¡liC three thousand conveited on tiic day c.f I'eiiiicnst cciuid c:;?-ii}' have bi'cn baj ¡i.uj-l i y thu twelve Aj;or--tles, caeh takiii.e.' i'.vo huiidvL-d a'e..l ill'iy, in an hourai;-:' thirteen minutes. a.- c; aeccpt tl;o mo^iey and bulieve thai J. -iiall pray for your i'uture salvation. I'ours in Cod, J- B-. The Cheat Elevator.—A Southern gentlemen, at a Northern Hotel, perceiving that the dining room servant, a negro, was bestowing his atlentions elsewhere, to his own noglcct, called ujj John-, and accosted him in thi.T \,-i.-e: "John, I have servants at iionie, ar^d am waiccd ou as a gentleman shouid be. .1 am neglected here, and I am tired 0! it. I give you fair noticc. that I v.ill whip you like a dog, unless you behave better." The consequence was, that John became very attentive during the few days that tho gentleman remained. On go-•Jolin v,-as called up and pr eii;.;iy rely rpoa iho those through whose ager.ey o mtt'. li na.s jieen aeeomidislied to pros-ec.nte-the good work ii) a glorious teriiii-nalion. We fanii>-h all orders for (he .^]en¡orial, free of charge; but shall I'e . hapjiy to receive enclo.sures J'or new sub- j seriijers with such orilers, v.dien eoiiveii-j ient, as it is as highly imporiant to 1 spread sound sentiment.-; in the cor.iUiU- ! iwty as it is to memovializo Congres'.- i:p- | on one of tho many maiiers in whii.-h j the perpetuity of our civil and religit '; ■ j freedom i.s involved. 1 For the cneoura-gemcnt of our friends I ^he ; we Mill remark tliat tlie editors of some j ¡.¡i-^t, of tlie aldcst and most inllucniial denio- j poti; craiic p:ipers of th.e country, seem disposed to assist us in bringing the chaplaincy matter lieibre the pt;!j!ic. A.moug them the foiiov.ing from th.o (^uiney (Illinois) Herald will bo read vrith grca.t interest. That paper is the largest, ablest, cheapest in the Yi''c;;tern States, and, we are happy to be aljuJ to add, it is rewarded v,-ith a circulation :i)iiiro:;i-mating our own, and une.xceile.l i'V no more than t-,\'o or three demoi. ratie j a ¡)crs in the XUiion. lis editor—the indefatigable and widely knon'ii Au.-'iin Brooks—won imperish;;ble laisrels iu tiic campaign of IS.JU, and has rdnco gained additional renown by his ability and energy in driving sectional traitors and sectarian bigots to their dens of darkness. ■So great a terror has he becoiue to them, that recently an attempt v.-as made to assassinate him. But friend Breioks proved himself as invincible to the bludgeon of a cowardly assassin as he had shovrn himself to the blar.ing liattery oi' lies tha.t has been constantly levelled against liim by tho enemy. May he be long s^iared to sv,'ay his ponderous I'en in behalf of sound principles. con- j'ess it is with a glow of pride ¡ind s f.ietion tliat wo are enabled io placc liO'-1'o;-e veaih-r.^ th.. i-niMivre;-: ¡t ef env h;i;rJi]e ciTorts ¡Vuin such a higii and in-liuenlia,! soi'j ce. 'i'hus speaks 'lie great denj(iera!ie iiuindei-er of the Northwest: unless he is a pro ouic one of the cvLcds of the li being the ease, this is an ohi rgiied (0 v;hi;;h all cili;-:ens are not ally el!;j;lile, and is the:-el'>re an of-■ interdicted by the const.i-iii. Tae-o are Jiir. lioebe's views argumenis treoii the (A>i;;-tiiutio:ial iieii, as ret ior'h in his memorial to ri'os.s, and as v.ill bo perceived, tliey not without foiindaiiun in rea.son ri;j.-ht, to a considerable degree. In reg:;rd to tlie qiie.-tion, out-oi'tiie coi^-titiition. it ii sta.ted in nien:orial th.-it ilu: number of na.tion-lergy v.'liicb the ]'i}0]ile of the liui-ted ^itates are cempeliev!, Vi'ithout tli<;ii aulhoriiy or coiii'ciit to support, b'V direct taKatic::, is thirty for the army. ;liivy-r:);;r in ¿he :i;;vy, and tv;.j i:^ Col> gress, besides a h'.rgc nt-.mber at the various naval and military schools, stations ¡¡nd ouiposls, and at missionary stiitions. as teachers of Indian schools. The amount th.crei'ore, wliieh the people oi this couiuvy are ccrepc'.ied to pay. ag.-.iiist tlicir consent, to support clerical oiiieers ^vhose oiiiees are created by Congress in direct violatiua of the constitu-lion, IS almost three hutidred thousand ih Ihirs. Ci'ou tills point Mr. Beeljc. in hi.s memorial sa.ys: '■rdio'.ili; ihe luiiajier of natioiral chap-eo:;;!:iue to inerease in thoratio ol e'.v ].;ist years, it \-;ill soon equal of t-liu naiioiial clergy in tlic des-ms oi' the Old "World, v.diere the ¡('hurch and iviate are allies in corrap-I tion and oiqires.-iion. Indeed we know ef no stopping place or limit that can be set to arrest its progress, when precedent has overthrovrn the protective barrier.- of the Constitution." There'Is uiattcr in those two sentences vrorthy of serious c(nisideration ancl djliberaie reih.-ctioa. Tlie sweiiing, resistless tide of jiuldic opinion-which last year rol.le.l L;ick the impudent, mcddle-si.nie interi'ei'eneo of the notorious three !he,n;;;..rid elergyinen with the political ail'airs of the ceuintry, has had tlie eil'eet 10 induce a eerlain j)oriion of the ¡iolit-ical clergy to attempt to creep into the patron.-ige of government anil to seek to wind their ¿oils, like those of tho serpent, around the institutions which pro tect the mass of the people i'rorn their d-'igmatic rule and dictation. But, to return to the memorial —-it-proceeds to say, that it cannot perceive why clergy-u;en should be sustained hy government in cither house of congress, at our military and naval siatiotis, on board our vessels of war, and in each re.uiment 0! ur arm.y, any more than caeh township. parish, or village tlirougheu! 1; and Mr. Beebe most aj-prej.-i-i-ad (lU)}' observe.-^, tli.ii r;',!!io; nity nor the genius of our ir.nii-centemplalcs any ari.-Jocraey ;d upon the clerical );rofes.->ion. ail r who in 1 by e Chi, i district bê-i <he ! e!iri>ii.' tut ions ¡n-edic; seek their associations, and thus acknowledge themselves dupes to their unprincipled arrogance? Will they still visit their churchcs, when it is apparent that a large majority of the members have no desire to fellowship with them? And will they still continue to trade with them, when they know they themselves are proscribed in "trade? We answer, no; no man is under this kind of obligation to his fellow-man; but on the contrary is commanded "to come out from among them." As democrats we are entitled to the respect and confidence of all who are true Americans; and as democrats let us compel them to show us the respect that is due us, or else "pay them ofif in their own coin." Let us not tamely submit to this kind of imposition any longer. There is no excuse'to justify a democrat in squandering his independence, even though tho country is cursed with the existence of a set of prescriptive, new-light mongrels; but it is their duty to meet and crush this foul spirit ere it crushes them. As an individual, we care not for the association or fellowship of proscriptive, unprincipled bigots, for there is nothinff to be gained by such association. And we think it really humiliating in the extreme to see the people of this fair country, w^io have every reason to be of one mind, not only divided, but a large portion waging a war of persecution upon those who are as good, perhaps better, than they. There is a way to bring them to their senses; and if the worst comes to the worst, to maintain our independence the democrats will proscribe this proscription until it is so lean that it will make a fat man hungry to behold its gaunt visage. You who have set this proscriptive policy on foot, think of it; think of this, that we can live without you; think of this, too, that s, wc have democratic farmers, mechanics 'laerchants^ physicians, and lawyers, as good as any in the country; and if we are driven to it by your proscription thus acknowledged '•Thank-ee, massa. Southern gentlemen always so—lick us like bhizcs if we don't wait on 'em well, but vrben dej" go, allers gib us a. dollar or two. Now, deso Abolition gemmen mighty hard to suit, and want much waiting on, an' v.hen dey go 'way, shake your hand.^ look up to the wall and say, 'God bless you my unfortunate friend, we'll elewate you in the scale of humanity,' or someting like TÍ) '/(I iE. EÜQ —me^tostlal ck ANü oTUEii cn-tz!;:-;^. .1.1 a lato Liberty. ],nllishcd at ^»liddlGtown, N.Y , and une o- tlie most alily condiieied p;> ].ers in the country, ivo find an able, söuiol, le,gieal a.nd interestin,',' editorial article uiion the subject of ctnployin::' and paying preachers to do the preaching and praying i'or Congre.ss, written by G. J. Beebe^Esq-, the talented edit- nuni!,)er of the B >11 A DRL.ss BI-;roR.u Co.\Yi:.\Tio.\-,—Mi.ss llar-cock, the Secretar}' of the Cayuga Dress llei'orm Society, publishes the proceedings of a convention of the reformers, held at Auburn, New York, on Thursday week. The following resolutions wore adopted: Ecgolvcd, That as health is closely aU lied to dress, that we, as rcibrmers, adopt and lend our aid to carry into I can ti i point, to i this iiiee.iev j "Ifitt^e ! would servt ist the inelination, at thi:-uuit another extract from jeetcil that few clergymen iierng (he troops and mar-i ines u] on siieh iemis, we can only say ! that if acttt.iteii b}- correct relig-ious mo-;;ives, no n!!ni^■!(:r AVDuid Wait for gov-iernnient goM (0 lead him to his labors ; of love among them, and '.hat none but I hyjioerites would be debarred l.j^ tlu iwant of it. "We think the govcrnmer.i lation, with a view of oiitaining to it the not evince more religious zeal siirnatures of all who arc rcady'^toproto; t iprofessed minis.tcrs of the gospel against the policy of thus cmployin-j by bribing lhem to perform and paying the clergy. The subject i or of that paper, and ,;i_;noii lor enx-u- elewate us with. Depi'ty Husband.—In Utah they have a way of appointing deputy husbands to look after matters and things when the genuine article has gone from home. We find the following notice of this singular practice in one of our exchanges: When a married man is called by eo.i-ference to a foreign mission, lie has the privilege as they call it, before leaving home, of choosing some one to take the oversight of cattle, goods, and whatever he may posess, to provide for and overlook the family, and to become the pj-o tempore husband of the wife. The ostensible reason for the arrangement is to prevent the-husband from "sufierini;; any loss" during his abscence on missionary labors, sinccthe greatness of his "future kingdom" depends upon the number of children he has here. Carrying out the idea, the wife is handed over to a deputy husband, who maintains his position in the family till the husband returns. that, but dey nebbcr gib us a dollar to ¡comon use short skirts, loose waists, minus the wliale-bone, and any style which we deem comfortable and healthful. Risohed, That wc regard Paris lash-ions as a nuisance, and that we, as American free-born women, do discard them as such. Tho Convention adjourned to meet at vSkancatelas November loth, vrhen a "Dress li'eform Ball" is to be given. It will be a rather novel sigh.t to a ball room tbrongeJ with gay aiiil ilashing belles attired in short pet'ticoats. We hope they'll exclude waltzing from the programme. Death of Tnojixvs Dick, LL. D.— Dr. Dick, the author of "The Christian Philosopher," and many other works of a religious scicotific character, which have been and still are very popular on both sides of the Atlantic, died at Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, Scotland, on Wednesday the 29th of July, at the advanced age of eighty-three. Up to the close of his life, he was an earnest devotee of the sciences, astronomy being his favorite study, and that was probably most at home I one that Vv'e have not thoroughly inves-j tigated, and are not therei'ore i'ttlly j)re-I pared, at ]ire?e!if, to embjihe or disap-j prove the positions taken by 3[r. Ik'cbe j We arc not so hide-bound, however j that wc can't give, for the benefit of oui I readers generally, his position, and tlu ' rea;:ons set forth in his [■rote;iting me religious sorvico. If the clergy in th army and navy look for other compensation than the voluntary contribution of tliose among whom they labor, the various rel'gious societies of tlio country might be more appropriately appealed to, as their funds are voluntarily contributed for such purposes, while those of the ¡rovernment are taken for State Hogs.—The Cincinnati Gazette says that hogs have been sold in that city for delivery within the last two weeks of November, at $7 per 100 pounds net, and at this figure there are more buyers than sellers. Packers will commence with the first favorable vreather, and should this occur early in November, hogs then ready for the knife will sell readily and at high figures, for it is not probable that products will give way in price before the incoming of the new crop, owing to the small stocks iu the country. "JS^^'The sentence in which Mike Walsh first used the term "codfish aristocracy" is a very fine one. We quote from memory: "The aristocracy of talent I revere ; the aristocracy of power fairly won and , . ^ , ^ 1 -, . ^ honestly exercised, I respect; the aris- h.s favorite study, and that in which he ! t.craey of wealth I can tolerate; but the low. dirty, codfish aristocracy I loath and detest." morial f.n- that po.sition; on the contra-| mUhority of law, equally ry. v.'o shall give his position and argu-nien, briefly, and with tho greater--imaginable pleasure. Tho memoriai (|Uotes that clause of the Constiititioii v,-111011 declares that "the powers not del-I egated to the United States by,the Constitution, nor proliiljited to it by tht States, arc reserved to tlic States or the people repectivcly." The riglit of employing clergymen to preach and pray lor the people, or any portion of (hem. the meniorial niainta.ins, ifi not delegated by ilie Constitution to any branch of the government, hut is re.-erved to the people, and that Congress in thus employing them has transcended its authority under tho constitution—in other v.-ords, violated it. Tl;e memorial quotes, also, that clause of the Constitution which declares that "Congress sliall make no law respecting an cstablirhnient of religion." The vneniorial maintains that the employment of a clergyman oi any sect is, to a certain exicnt an e.s- Tl:rned to a Useful PuiirosE.—A tablishment of that religion. Ihus, if i ^ f t i ri the government employ and put ^„der I of the Journal of Corn- pay a Methodist clergyman, during | "'crce says that tho Fremont and Day-the time the service of such clergy- 1 ton flag, used at Stoekbridge, Madison men lasts the Methodist crced is the cs-1 county during last fall's campaign, has tablished and authorized religion of the | ^^^^^ . ^ ^^^^^ ^ .j ^^ eorn-field government, and Catholics, Presbyteri-1 ,, ,, '? , ans, are excluded, in violation ofl^^ ^ doubtless it proves The two Leavenworth, Kansas, prisoners, who were saved from the hands > . - - of the mob with so much difiiculty, broke we can patronizeone another exclusively, j,ii Delaware, to which place they had and yet live. By touching your purse | been removed for safety, and made their we expect .to touch^your soul. | e^eapc. Their absconding is attributed * p=«The principlcs'ofthe American party negligence or complicity of mfi* triumph, or el.se the; coantiy must bo de- tne guard .sti-oyed."—[Lexington (Ky.) Observer. Won't the know-notliing.s let tlie democrats say a word about that? But look out, for "the 'Country must be destroyed." A fine building is now in course of erection for theatrical purposes in Indianapolis, Indiana, tiu^ Mr. Buchanan writes of railroads in a letter to the Baltimore celebration : "Railroads are truly said to bind the difi"ereut portions of tlie Union together in bonds of iron, but n.. iiiier iron nor adamant is so eficctual, for thi.-; purpose as kind and patriotic hearts iroiu différant and di.st ant vStates, united tC'ueth-er in bonds of mutual respect and affection, and in common love l'or one whole, great and glorious country." . iVoin all classes of citizens of whatever sects and wl.ether professors or non-professors of religion." Sueh, in the main, arc the positions and the arguments set forth in tho memorial before us. It is certainly a paper of great power, and v.-ill attract tho attention of thinking, reflecting men wherever it may be seen. Its. positions, its reasonings, and its conclusions will strike the great mass of the people at a time like this, when a portion of the clergy of the country have aspired to dictate its political policy "in the name of Almighty God"—we say, that at this jiarticular time, a paper like this cannot i'ail to strike the ptiblie mind with peculiar force, and must inevitably attract a share of public attention ;vnd interest which it could not have elicited at any orlier period in the historj' of the government.— [Quincy (111.) Herald. [i-'rouith'j "Wa-i'.iinirion SintJi. Et-IAIIGIPATIOX-I AT EAI.-V Pl^.ItJB. "Call eou a National ]í]j!a?,-gjpa- TION (i'0XVETT0X.—Tlic utidersigned, ludonging to uilierent political parties, being persuaded that it is very desirable that some practicable and etjuitablc plan should bo brought, Ibrv/ard, by v.'liich the. people of the North inay co-ojierate, in a generous and brotherly s'.iirit, vri:i! the l eople of tho Soutli, and .i:are v>iiii them the e;-;penso necessary Lo ih.e ox;ineiion oí" slaver}', would re-niy and earnesily invito t'losc of riie.-; and sections of tho Uino"n, aitertain th.e same opinion, to meet itie'i.al Convention, personally or Ugaiion, in tho city of Cleveland, on tlie 2r)th, 2Gth, and .2-7th of jVegiist v.i-yJ, there to dieeus:;develop some pia.u of emancipation which shall fully reeogni::c the principle and policy oí'a fair and honorable compen-safton to i.lie slaveholders lor the uuinu-uiission oi' their slaves. ["As no society has yet been organized in connection with' tin's movcinent, tiipse desiring any additional informa-' tion, in reiV-rence to tho convention, may address their communications to lilihu Burrit, New Britain, Connecticut, up to the I'Oth of August."] This is about as sensible and practical an idea as jMr. Bnrritt and his con-i'reres are in the habit of originating. The suggestion to "share" with tíic .'•■outh th? expense of purchasing Southern ])roperty, teti/is to a system of doing business which our Northern brethren would scarcely apply to their own business relations. If a Soutliorner were to propose to go halves with the New York Tribune for tho extinction of that paper, he would be laughed at as a fool fur spending liis money so uselessly; while. on the other hand, the motto of the Tribune—"Property is robbery"— would ?earccly provent'the public from thinking its owner madmen for allowing their property "to go at half its value. Then, again, is lialf-price. "tho princi¡do of a fair honorable compensa-, tion" for Soufhern property? Wo'don't think the cobblers of JlassachusettS or the clockmakcrs of Connecticut, do business on such principles of "fair and honorable compensation." If they agree to take half the prico of their property, they will be sure to ask double what it is worth, and then haggle for the three fourths. But, admitting with the Journal of Commerce that there was a practicability of the purchase of three and a half millions of negroes for the purpose of emanciption, the very natural and most important question is, "What is ,to be done witil thf"] wbo;i cniarxip^iteJ." Th.e South would not rctnfil ihem;, (he North would not tolerate them; they would cat up Liberia. Tho Dutchess of Sutherland couldn't feed them. Mrs. Jellaby couldn't collect funds enough for thetn. Aminidab Sleek wouldii't do it. The moment titey are free, they are "not in his way." Exeter Hall oou'ldn't aflord them any more shelter than Uncle Tom's cabin. The French might take a few thousand for ^iartinique ; so might tlio New Universal Cotton Growing Comp.my of England; but they could not all be disposed of in the pla-i i PUS of Ihist India, or the hopeful fields of V^est Indies. They couldn't care for themselves. Nobody would take any interest in ihoir.. They would be shoved out npon the world without having a chance of entering into it. They would realiz' ''ie position Moore, in his Lalla Rookh, devised for the traitor, of— '-!3c-IioMiu£f ¡-.o.".ven ami focliri^ licit!'' The comparatively small number of negroes north do not command the good words of their "best friends." Hear v.-hat the Tribune says: "Wc are confident that there arc more blacks to-dny in New York who seek to live by harlotry, selling liquor and other modes of pandering to others' viccs, than by downright, useful labor. Ages of better treatment than the blacks have ever yet received, either in New York or Now England, will be required to raise them to the platform of a true manhood." Y"ct tliero are "beloved brethren," like Geritt Smith, Bcccher, Greeley, and the rest, who v.'ould feed the tide of pollution. While the Journal of Commerce is willing to hear any desirable method by which the blacks can be bettcved, it says, truly : "After all that is said about the hardships of slavery, the fact is undeniable that nowhere else on tho face of the earth are thcro 3,500,000 blacks at once so intolligení-, so moral, so well fed and clothed, and, on the whole, so happy, as the slave population of the United States." this clause of the Constitution. 'scare crow. This i ciTicacious, if crows know anyihini of putting under pay a sectarian minister, necessarily excludes nine-tenths of the people who arc incm];ors of other churchcs, and who pay the taxes that are drawn upon to pay the salary of the clergyman vrho is thus employed. The politics. ESj^It is said that the Turks look with suspicion on our efforts to contract for building railroads in their country, question is, simply, whether it is right while we are at the same time buying for tho uovcrnme-.t to take money from ; their camels to breed in our .country. the pockets of ?<'.cthodist3 and Catholics to pay a Piesu yterian preacher for propagating his peculiar creed, "by authority of Congress." Again, the memorial ¡quotes from the Constitution, that "no i religious test shall ever be required as a 'qualification to any ofiice of public, trust ! under the United States;" and then pro-' ceetls to maintain that iVom the very nature of the ofiice of chaplain, a "religious te:-;t" is anindcKpensabh;vpre-rc;[tiis-ite—that a man cannot aspire to the of- They say wc want to get rid of our railroads and adopt their "improvements.' Fate of newsrapers.—Since the Salem (Mass.) Gazette began its existence in that town forty-nine other newspapers have been started there and forty-six have liroken down. Every body tliiaks knov.'s Iiov/ to publi:ih a newspaper. Fools buy esperieaco-dearly. [Frani the Washington Union. hards AHD SOFTS.-^ We occasionally see in some of the-New York papers these obsolete terms, which those residing out of the State-can neither understand nor -appreciate.-Strangers to the peculiarities of New lork politics can never comprehend the meaning of the terms, nor act upon' supposed diff-.rences indicated By ihem.-These distineiious reminds us of an.incident which occurred when Mr. Adams-was Secretary of State. Herman Knick--eibockcr, commonly called the Prince of Scatakoke, then a member of Congress from Bensaelaer countj', New York, was introduced to that excellent lady, 3irs. Adams. Wishing to please him, she referred to matters interesting to every Dutchman, as ci'ery Knickerbocker was supposed to be. She very politely asked the Prince the difference betweoiithe Dutch and Dutch Reformed churchcs. Not being very specially learned upon matters of the kind, the Prince hesitated before replying. After collecting, his thoughts and reflectin"-for a moment, he informed Mrs. Adams with great gravity, and in a manner worthy of the question involved, that there was but a single difference, both being really Christians, but one "sun" long metre and the other short." Mr°. Adams bowed to the profound wisdom of the answer without, however, pereeivin«-the great force of the distinction. Like Mrs. Aidams, we bow to the distinctions assumed without being able to discover" any ground of preference between lono-metre and ■■short. If those who assun-o-that.there is a radical difference will so explain it as to- make it comprehensible to those who sing common metre, ,(the' old democratic measure,) we shalf feel greatly obliged. In a poliical point of view we know of no difference, and the democracy are not parties to any such^ Democrats are neither hards nor softs^ but men who love our constitution, ad--mire our laws, and are ready to die for' tho Union. Whoever wishes to stand on special ground, hard or soft, will not find it in the broad common ground oe--cupied by the democrats, where they strind shoulder to shoulder battling with' their enemies. Fortunately for the' democratic party,- the present administration knows' no distinction between those who sing long metre and those' who sing short. It treats each as directing its energies towards great and use--ful results for constitutional and prop--er purposes. While they sing demo--cratic tunes,_ little anxiety will be felt as to the.pcculiarity of tho metre, or whether the tune is hard or soft, if there is ' thé true music in it. Wo hope never again,to hear the attempted distinction, nor to witness those demonstrations which display a bitterness of feeling which neither hards rior softs manifest toward their common adversary, wha would crush out both with a special good will. Those who represent that the administration sympathizes specially v,-ith the hards or softs, or any sucb unmeaning distinctions, know little of democracy and less of our present distinguished Chief Magistrate; Black Republican Honesty.—The late State Treasurerof Ohio—a black republican—is a defalter, to the amount of 8-7.00,000 or ?800,000. The treasurer of Sandusky county, Ohio—a black republican—is a defaulter to the amount of 5,000. The Treasurer of Van Wort county, Ohio—a black republican—is a defaulter to the amount of 1,215. The Treasurer of Delaware county, Ohio—a black republican—is a defaulter to the amcvunt of 618,000. Black republicanism, it will be borne in mind, claims, among other things, all the honesty of the nation I—[Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Cox.—Bawblo,'-who has lately joined a military compaiiy, a.5kc(l ns this morning what, military oiliccr is like a man that has just moved out of a house. Wa took tlie " peth" out of him by iiromptly answering', "the loffc tenant:,.to^ be sure."—[Lowell News. ^ " [lyVisitors at, Niagara Falls remember a staircase "bn the 'West side of Goat Island callcd "Biddle Staircase." Some one ksked a friend why it was called by that narac ? "Because it wound up the bank/' was the The Hindoos tell the story that five blind nien went to see an elephant.-The first caught hold of his trunk, the second his tusk, the third his ear, the fourth his leg and the fifth his tail.-Having satisfied their curiosity they de--parted. A neighbor shouted after them-as_ they passed along. "Halloo, you blind men, where haveyou been?" "Oh,-woS'e been to see the elephant." ."Well-have you seen him?" "Y'es." "What is ho like?" The first said, "He is like a cable, smooth and soft;" the second, "Ho is like a stake, pared and a little curved;" the third, "He is like a fan';" the" fourth, "He is like a post;" and^ the fifth said, "What stupid fellows you all arc, you blind men ! he is like a rope." 0= These men, whether in Kansas or the-free States generally, who are stigmatized as "black republicans," and as peculiarly tenacious of thcrights of colored men, are,with theex-cep^ tiou of a few f matieal abolitionists, desirous of kce])ing blacks out of the territories, whether as slaves ov free men.—[Hartford Courant. "Oil, ah ! freedom from, not/or, "the colored race!" You want to keep them out of the territories, "whether slaves or freemen I" "Why, you are worse than slaveholders! Tou coax .servants to nm a-way from their masters and then refuse them the riglit to live iu one of the territoi-ies. You abuse Judge Taney for saying they are not citizens in a certain sense—^you assert iu your black republican legislatures that thej' arc not citizens—and yet you now say that none but "a few fanatical abolitionists" believe that colorcd men, bond or free, have any right to reside even in a territoiy of tlie United States I You may go to the head of your class, master Day—^[New Haven Register. [CT'-SuociiisG.—Oases of brutal treatment of wives by husbands are becoming more and more commqii daily. The last and most shocking one chronicled in the papers is that of a man named Marten, who lately married a woman named Martin, and in that way knocked out her eye (i) on the very day of marriage." He did perfectly right—"eye (e'e) for eye," (i) etc. Not so very "shocking or •■brutal" cither. ■ ; WHIM AT SEA. "Two things break the monotony Of an Atlantic trip ; Sometimes, alas! we ship a sea— Sometimes we sec. a ship." - The Telegii.^ph.—"Wife, I don't sets, for my part, how tliey send letters on them ere wires without tearin' 'em all to bits.' "0, my 1 they don't send the paper, tlieyjust 'Send the writiiji' in a fluid state. . . ' ' A Large Nest.—In Phila'ílelplií» . there is á widow lady wlio has tweuty-^é^filiUdreni all living at home, and-jii)ne of theói^iBlttriedr^ ' O" He who loves his purse alone» has set his aifcctionson Uie best thing about him.
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