Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, January 23, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated January 23, 1861 Page 1
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NEW 8ERIES, VOL. •, NO. S. J* W« \ORRIS, Proprietor. fjft ©ttumliia Courier. IS PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY IN FTrnvrptoT^'s BLOCJC. •STQT3 v:TT (THinD FLOOR) Twenty" 24,00. Persons wtohlngto subscribe for a less Tell me, heart of mine. I pray! Tn thy depths all secrets l»e. When he comes sh-ill I reply, Yea or nay Looking deep, If I discover One sole image p-ctiirerf therr, Mingling with all thoughts and feelings, Banish *d nut in hours of prayer Gazing ever with 9 OTT&IirWA, WAPELLO CO., 101?A, 9r J. w. a.a. p. IVORRvs. E S INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE One copy, peryear §1,60 Ponrcnpies ............. ft,00. *en J2,00. time "Do*fc Ihott love me my beloved MM? Tell me plainly, yea or nay V' This sweet, bewildering question, Whispered to me yesterday, my heart at every beat, While its low words I repeat, Yea or nay than one year can do to by remitting the amount they wish to tie so appropriated. In no case will we enter new names unless tlie.v are arcntnpiinied with inonry. Yea or Nay? Ah! Ibis love, which seems so preciou •, tfath it bent me to its swav Is its chain fast bound aroind tne muteeyev Shall I say, in my surprise, Yea or nay? I amid a hundred plaudits, One low voice alone I hear If beneath the crowd's cold ccnaum, Only blame from him I fear If 1 live on one fond look, And on.4rown I could not brook— Yea or nay If in dreaming of the future, This dear boon alone I crave, To console him in all sorrow, Add from sin's old blight to s In his eyes all joy to rend, Yea or nay ?. IJ41 the latch is lifted softly* And that step upon the grass, Is it his? Ah yes, I know it 'Mid a thousand as they pas?^ Thrilling, trembling, foolish heart, l)ost thou feel we CAX NOT part»-» Yea or nav Krorn the Inv.-mes.i Courier. An Adventure in the Highland**. The following narrative of a night among the wilds of Invernesshire, i-i related to by one of a party of three young English gentlemen, who missed their way, slept on thc mountains, and fortunately survive to tell the tale "We started from Ballac!iuU4 on Wednes day morning, after a delightful bathe in Loch Leven and a hearty breakfast, our intention being to reach Fort William that night. We ourselves able to accomplish the task before ivightfall. We passed through the stupend- pus yet beautiful vale of Glanco and obout Ave o'clock in the afternoon we reck- oned that we were st.U some twenty miles from the placa of our destination. Although we had no doubt that we were on the right road, fate tempted us to ask an ill-looking fellow, whom we met on the way, whether there was not a shorter cut. 'Well, j*e.s,' said he,'there is, but it is a main bad road, and no path.' However, as we were by this time getting hungry, and anxious to save our steps, we pressed him to point it out to )i*. He then instructed us to go down the valley about three miles, cross tiie river Leven, ascend the mountain on the other Sid*, and go straight across the country Cor .about «ix miles, keeping in sight a hill he pointed out to us as a landmark, when we should come to a shepherd's house down in the valley, whence there was a path to Fort Wil liam. Fools that we were, we accepted his direction, repaid his seeming courtesy with some tobacco, and pushed forward in the way ho had pointed out. In about an hour we reached the Leven, rushing along like a young Niagara. .This we forded, the water teing up to our middle, arid nearly carrying us off our feet. We started up the hill— such a climb—we were an hour in accom plishing what could not have "been more than a xnile or two, and which, although we were in capital spirits, considerably took the wind out of i s. It was now past seven, and even ing was closing in fyut all hurried on, up hill and down dale, through bog, long damp grass, and fern yet the mountain we were to keep in view as our landmark never seem ed to be any nearer. We began to wish we had kept the bc*teq track but, strange though it may seem, we never thought of turning back. On, on «re walked, till darkless was around us, and we became now fuHy sensible that the mists were gradually rolling down the hills like gigantic snow flakes into the valley and, to add to our troubles, one of ihe party began to break down. .... however, we coaxed one of them to do its had had »™,c days Iraini,*, .nd having dutr) oflTin hopeful spirit to try ,nd m.y our kiiapsnek* to carry, thought tnce It was now, for the first time, we became seriously alarmed and, dragging our weary companion along with us, we hurried on in the vain hope of finding the shepherd's hut. Alas, we were afterwards told that no sugh hut hadevtfr existed in thai direction, nor ever was likely so to do, nor was there ever any road or a trace of one. Not a sound save our own hushed voices was to be heard. It was close upon nine o'clock, aud nearly dark. Our landmark had long since disappeared, and we were at length impressed with the idea that we were lost. Now, indeed, ire began to be seriously alarnjud. We weje alj hungry and soaking wet, but not exhausted. Our last drop of whiskey had been drank. dMth. w,,.„ in marshy ground, tnd we been able to find the way. We called aloud wo shouted at the top of our voice*, but nothing but the dreary echo came back to us. At last we sa.v before us what seem- ed to be an immense sheet of mist but, after' some half hour'9 decent we found' it to be a lake, which we afterwards supposed must S°u*h of waterfalls, the noise of which at that hour, in that vast solituds. and with our i nerves unstTung, was somewhat appalling. Around us all was mist and darkness below i us some hundred feet or more, wc could hear: the stream surging and bellowing, although we could only just discern the thin white line which marked its course. We dared not proceed, lest we should fall over into the chasm beneath, and we determined to rest !that where we were till morning again dawned upon us. It was now approaching to mid night. We undid our knapsacks, divested ourselves of our wet garments, and put on dry ones, tied handkerchief* sh«Iir0urToins I and heads, enveloped ourselves In our, and, thru-ting our feet into our knapsacks, I commended ourselves to that watchful Provi- dence in whom in this hour of distress and difficulty we placed our hope. I do not My companions, more fortunate than myself,!til5ty slept for an hour or two. When the dreary night had at length passed, and daylight succeeded darkness, I discovered that the tree against which I had supported mvself projected from the rock, and had I slept and i swerved a little either to the right hand or to the left, I must have been precipitated into the abyss below, a hundred feet down, and most likely dathed to pieces. About seven o'clock in the morning thc mist had sufficiently cleared to allow us to resume our wanderings. We oaten cake into two portions one saved lest we should have to be out another night, and the other half we divided into three equal shares, and this—about two ounces each—with some water, constituted our morning's repast. We had read, at the that even Sir Benjamin would forgive us the indulgence of a whiff on such an occasion We hud found its salacc over night but now, when we attempted to light a cigar, our lucifers were too damp to ignite. At length, 0„r „,v we struck ,nck {Vl0 and and a little oaton cake was all we had with us. Fear gave .us strength for we knew When Voltair was told that a friend tifhU that to rest where we were would be certain s'ave have been Loch 'JViog. Hope whispered 'n ^ar:e that here there must b^ a human dwelling is as as ar,d seo mus* of some sort, so we kept close around the the South to halt before rushing upon evils borders of the lake till va came to a stream, val sections of tho mancnt of ent*' wc both definitc,y kno™ Southern ures of be taken part of the slavcs' can the influence of tobacco, and we thought 6ura^e(^ In the third stage of this general ruin, the spirit of insurrection, spreading "amongst the negroes and stimulated by collisions be tween hostile sections of tho dominant race —will soon teach every slave to convert his sythe or other instrument of manual labor into a weapon for the destruction of his mas ter, as was the case in St. Domingo. Every stream we had followed on the previous night, bsck. After tormJo|t tho living animal along the side of the stream' ^car through a most beautiful glen. We then came U[)0n a sh,op peri( Col. John W. Forney, in advocating the passage of certain resolutions before the Philadelphia Union meeting, said Wv do not propose to whip South Caro- was nothing to shelter us from the dense fog.— knows little, into a Holy of which he knows It wa too lat" to rctracj our step's, even had loss into thc Union. We merely wish We may be called upon to defend the Cani-! tol at Washington. That will be our duty Iin to d«trov thon tlic ,lrcad .lt. rnativc k* ^*d.V»ng to become a physician, he exclaimed "Why will he be so mean*— s'a% w'" on a n ter wan(Ierin„ fo, about rnd, nf and a fuul' li„. a e a e s o u n o U n n i water which we continued to follow, until, joy of joys we came upon the hoof prints of a pony. No red Indian ever tracked the footsteps ofhis enemy with moro intense satisfaction than me followed this mark of a on ^,c Part a bridge of poles, a gate, and other indications of hu manity and now the joyous feeling rushed upon us that we were saved. We saw in thc distance the figures of three dogs, a man, and a boy. These last directed us to the house of Mr. Campbell, of Monzie, a High land laird, and a thorough Highland gen tleman, who, on hearing our tale, received us with the greatest kindness, feasted us right royally, and did all he could to restore and strengthen us, for by this time (two o'clock) we were beginning to feel somewhat donc-up. He heartily congratulated us on our escape 'for,' he, 'if it had not been one of the wannest nights we have had for some time, you must all have perished and had you done so your bodies might not have been found for months, so utterly weird and out of the way was your resting-place of the night.1 Having done all he could foe our comfort, Mr. Campbell kindly accompa nied us part of the way to put us in the right path, and pointed out to us tho cairn of two Englishmen, who were lost a year or two ago in the same way, and had been found dead in the morning, after having been out only nine hours. We had been, from the period of our starting until we came into Mr. Campbell's friendly dwelling, no less than thirty hours We had still twelve miles to go but, after a sleep of three hours, we re sumed our journey, truly grateful that we had escaped, as if by a miracle, a sudden and awful death, in the full vigor of youth and health. Mr. Campbell's caution to us, not to leave the leaten track for an unknown road in the Highlands again, wjll not, I think, be disregarded by any one of us.M R. E. Tho N. Y. Leader (Democratic) draws the If a dealer in drygoods takes an account following picture of the consequencesto the of his stock of property, a portion of it will he its results. We want our friends 0^w^'c^ which we followed in its course over a series ^es're t° onl? renderin& the desPeratw nrctend to divulge the secrets of each of our hearts through that long and awful night but I know for myself that I did indeed pray for help and courage. I thought of home and those I had left full of hope and joy few days before—wondering if I should ever Southern States be short of see that happy home and those dear friends again. In the vigils of that long night—for I could not sleep—every incident of my past lift seemed to come up before me. Oh, such a night! It seemed as if it would never end. *ntl niore t0 divided our i inn at Oban, Sir Benjamin Brodie's letter on 1 war becomes inevitable and must speedily be rcached. A s'ave crossing over the bor ders of a free state, will le followed by his 0WDers who must reclaim hirn a11'the appeal to the machinery of ths Fugitive Slave Law. This attempt will, In tho nature of things, provoke resistance from the people of the particular locality into which the slave has escaped. No matter then how the fight ma^ be dec'dedi half we *easive B°,lier tbe From his evrle, that beacons the darkness of lieave#. Oh, created i.otSiiel I the peerless in might. Whose banners arise on-the battlements' height, Heaven's fire is around thee to blast and to burn Return to thy dwelling all lon«ly rNun«J For the blackness of ashes shall mark where It And a wild mother 1 n !is^!er^n?ul.strSnn"\ have made he piomkst people on earth. t0 as patriots. [Applause.] Civil war is tobo this, subsequently strained, is mixed thor deprecated, but whey the argument has been oughly with teij grains of the white oxyd of exhausted wheji they go out of the Union i wi|| of whioh he *"*1, States, of the Secession madness be set down as a number of yards of cloth.— they cannot calculate the extent. sce the difficulties between ri- country arranged on a per- hasis, each side abandoning some- ly con(luce than a sober breach has Stotes 5n whi('h (its become an :ncendiary an outlaw and in the general reiirn of lawlessness that in such a way as to impart value to it. is to f-1 o v, all t!iw waitc families of the It will be observed that the reason why South will be forced to evacuate their plan- these changes give value to the material is tations and collect in cities, citadels and i strongholds, walled around for security—just! ting it to gratify some human want. If la as was the case, under somewhat similar cir« bor is bpstowed upon an artielc in a way not cumstancas, in Feudal Europe. It is to be to have this effect, such la'jor adds nothing questioned that such an acknowledgement to its value, and of course does not increase P^anters, The slaves are of a race can stimulate the slavcs to further aggressions? Let-our Southern brethren take heed in time how they follow a course which may precipitate all these disasters upon them.— Let tnem ponder these lines from Lochiefs warning: "Ha! laugh's! tbou Lochlel thla TUIOD to acorn Prou'i bird of the mountain, thy plume shall be Io! stood scream o'er the famishing brood. Will the white men of the South be mad enough to court the destruction of all they hold dear on caftk by persisting in the policy of secession OINTMENT to* TH* SKIT.—That able wri ter, Dr. Erasmus Wilson, on cutaneous dis eases, says :—"The benzoated oxyd of zinc ointment, properly pi-epared, is the most perfect local application for all cL.*onic in flammations of the skin that is known. It is cleanly and agreeable, and lias a tenden cy to concrete upon the skin and form an artificial cuticle to an iritated and broken surface." This ointment is made by select inS the best and moU fra8rant 0"!" com«. Then I, spenkiii^ for a*yxelfand two ointments by London .pothcoariM boys—each six feet high—am ready to shoul- 'op preventing their decomposition ten der my gun, and die in the last ditch in de fence of my country. grains added to one ounce of lard effect this object. It has an agreeable odor and may bt used as a substitute for gum benzoin. The proprietor of a bone mill advertised that those sending their own bones be1 QTTUMWA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23,1861. high time that all conservative men, Let us examine a picce of this—say a piece North, should look sccessian of sheeting—and see where the wealth in it *hat it moans, and what comes from. In the first place, the cotton was raised on a Southern Plantation. The seed was planted in the ground, and when the plant came up it was plowed and hoed ti'l the cottor was ripe, when it was picked, baled and sent to market. By this process no new matter was created. It is regarded to extreme pretensions and to this by chemists and Philosiphers as settled, that ^infc nothing could more effectual- matter cannot be produced by man. The consideration on elements which form the cotton were previ- sides of what must be the results of sc- ously floating in the air or resting in the cession In the first place, whenever it shall become to the negroes of the South eaith. All that thc planter did was to bring them together in new combinations, by which process he gave them value. It will taken place between the be found that all production of wealth con- they are held and the strong sists in changing thc relation, or form, of power of the Federal Government—on that, location of some portion of matter in a way very instant, the danger of servile insurrec- to impart to it value. After the cotton tion looms up in frightful proximity to tho reached the shipping port it was placed on Peters and even the strict meas- board of a vessel and sent over sea to tho Precaution which must then of ne- manufacturer. By this change of location aSains*an7outbreak on the additional value was given to it. The mer- have thc effect of chant is not only j,,stas 'be Un*on—then the phase of civil to each other, he imparts to it additional b? Previous force if at ao|ion having repudiated any reprisals involving more ex- an(i hloody collisions will be sure to follow, Large hordes of men Kill gather from the Northern States to avenge what they consider wrong and these forces will doubtless be met by similar gatherings of all the hotheads in ths South, until a regular War lias been fu,I' fiercel-v inau* several parts to each other, or its location they advance it a step in the process of adap- fail to the wealtn either of the laborer or of the and ferocious—quick to observe every weak will satisfy no want, his season's labor adds point in the dominant race, and imbued to nothing to his own wealth or the wealth of an unusual degree with their stealthy treach-j mankind. If a manufacturer makes such ery which is the everlasting lesson taught by changes in the forms of his articles as to in servitude to human beings of all races, in all crease their usefulness, he does not, by such ages and countries. They have been peace- changes, add anything to their value or to ful and obedient with a few exceptions, up his own wealth. If a merchant buys hides in to this time, because of their belief that any New York and transports them to Buenos resistance could be promptly and bloodily Ayres, where they are worth less than they overborne. But that belief will be changed, are in New York, he not only loses his own when once the slaves become possessed with the idea that their masters have an enemy to deal with on thc Northern bordar. labor of the world. If a farmer works strong, cunning the whole season to raise a crop which money, but diminishes the world by the operation. torn! the dtath-shol of foemen outspeeriing he rod®, Corapanlonlf s.«, bearing destruction abroad But down let him stoop from his havoc on high Ah! home 1ft him speed,—for the ipoiler is nigh. Why flaraei the f»r summit Why shoot to the h*aat Those embers, like stars from th» Armament cast? *Tis the fire-shower of ruin, all dreadfully driven henzoin Congress, Ac tears this, when comminuted, Is added o ihoiuh lina back uuu me-vmon. ne mewy wish i »«»•*, v»ucn tuiuiummw, u auueu, Abolish the Franking Pririle lm^en!-tdelus prop°rti°n ten 1 pains to thc ounce aml the whole diof Keated A water bath fr about na* forty-eight hours irtiiiiWirfci^atii" ritftifiiilliiiiiii Irtniiiriiiiiiil tinni if liiiM&^i A real,y ignorant bhek masses more wealth as the farmer, but he produces wealth a confident of their s in the same way. Both of them give value strength. The effects of this terrible calam-! to matter by changing its location. The ity cannot be confined to the South every manufacturer draws thc cotton out into long branch of Northern industry must suffer slender threads, and weaves it into a web of millions in thc free States will be thrown cloth by this change of its form—of its sev fout of employment, and millions in the eral parts in relation to each other—giving food and clo- it additional value. It t^cn passes into the thing. hands of the trader who seperates the large In the second stage of this national disas- quantity- intn small parcels convenient for ter, when secession shall have been success- use and transports it into the neighborhoods ful to the extent of setting up ten or twelve where it is wanted. By thus changing its of the Southern non-industrial States in hos- location, and the relation of its several parts producer of value. The trader is a producer of wealth in the same sense as is the fanner or thc manufacturer. There was a time when there was no wealth in the world: it is now to be reckon ed by millions of millions, and if we exam ine each item of it, we shall find that all of this wealth has been produced by making changcs in the form, or the relation of the parts, or the location, of the several %r^cles of which wealth consists. Let us take one more case—that of a ship. A certain value is given to the logs by cut ting them down and transporting them to the saw mill—changing their location. They receive additional value bj* being sawn into plank or timber—removing the sutplus, changing the relation of their several parts to each other. The transportation to the shipyard gives them additional value—chan. ging their location. Then cutting away the portions which are not wanted, and placing the materials together in the ship, gives them another installment of value. The ship constitutes $30,000 worth, or $500,000 of the wealth of the world, and all this wealth has been produced by changing the form of some material substance, or the relation of wealth of thc What (Contrrtnw might aud »h9t}ll do to *avc» thc 1'nion. 1. "Stop agitating the Nigger question." 2. Go in altogether for "the Union, the Constitution, and the enforcement of the laws." 3. Pass the Homestead bill, and set half the unemployed poor at work for themselves instead of vainly begging work from others. 4. Pass the Morrill Tariff bill, and thereby set the other halfef the unemployed at work at opening mines, building factories and furnaces, making Cloth, Iron, Steel, &e.—at the same time restoring solvency and credit to the Government. 9 Pass a judicious, carefuHy-guarded Pa cific Railroad bill, thereby binding the Pacific to the Atlantic States by bands of iron, and giving still more work to Labor, while opening a new market for the vast Food Staples of the West. 6. Admit Kansas into the Union—"better late than never." 7. Make ihe needful Appropriations for the support of the Government, with an eye to all possible contingencies. 8. Let those who are so anxious to submit something or other to the People, submit it in the ensuing Bleotion* for members of Abolish the Franking Privilege, and Calit»r- establish a Daily Overland Mail to 10. Adjourn and go home. —All of which is respectfully mbmitted. y. Y. Tribune. T"*!* i It »t«ted b. W-Mngton, «. «r- a fessor aa /»,«, ,hal the South Carolina Commissioners, in their haste to return to their homes, by way of showing that repudiation is a part of the secession scheme, failed to pay tho rent of tlie house they occupied while there. Pro- wh° .. ... I was also left unpaid, and he has placed his pound will I* XtenM to *!th punetrality d,im and dispatch. lawver for collection ,hich supphed their eatables. is ,„BC io lhc Thc Future off Secession. Where does Wealth come From? I Secession in a Hew Spot. The Star of the West. that From tlie Bucjrus, Ohio, Journal. submitted to the lmpenois dictates of a tvn-1 nical government, and gladly will our chiv- to thc great detriment of our real estate ow ners. It refuses to gravel the streets of Bucy rus, or even to re lay the plank roads. It refuses to locate the Penitentiary at Bucyrus, notwithstanding we do as mucn toward filling it as any other country. It located the Ohio canal 100 mile east of Bucyrus. We have never had a Governor, notwith standing we have any number of men as moch superior to the man who now fills that post, as the bright sun is to a tallow candle. Ditto, ditto, as to U. S. Senator. It has compelled us to pay, yearafteryear our share of the State taxes. It puts us in the same Congressional Dis trict with Ottowa county, It salectcd Seneca county men for 2 terms for State Treasurer, thus making sure of having thc treasury cleaned out. It has refused to pay our railroad sub scriptions, ami has never offered to slackwa ter the Sandusky river. ATER.—A farmer in the western part of the county came in to-day to get his gun fixed. Tremble, ye Coluinbusers. We are firm. Conclusion of Sen. Baker** Speeeli, Deliveredlu Ihe Sen ate, Jan. 3d 1*61. Sir, as I leave that branch of it, indeed as I leave the subject altogether, I will simply say that I hope it will never come. What ever moderation that great healer, time, whatever the mediation of those allied to these people in blood, in sympathy, in inter est, may effect, let be done but at last let the laws be maintained and the Union pre served Secession is thc order of the day, and as. soon as South Carolina goe« out of the Un ion, ripping up the Confederacy, there will be an admirable opportunity to redress gricvanccs. Crawford county will at once respondent.on boa.d thc Star of the West, secede from Ohio, establish a government of on her last.trip to Charleston Harbor, front her own, and proudly take her place among whose very interesting ncoount of the entire the nations of the earth. \Y e have too long It refuse to locate the State Fair at Bucyrus, cvervthm thus bliting the hopes of our free, indepen dent and patriotic pea-nut venders. TJiese are but a very few of* tho grievan- P. S.—the feeling is intense, extending even to the children. A boy just passed our N. B.—We are still firm. N. B.. 2.—We are calnv ftrtn, unyield ing. office displaying thc secession flag. It wa-I es into thc water and skips along, but falls ved from behind. Discarding concealment the noble, lion hearted boy wore a round about. We are firm. At whatever cost, by whatever con- As I take my leave ofa subject upon which I have detained you too long, I think in my own mind whether I shall add anything in Ito my feeble way to the hopes, the prayers, the aspirations th^t arc goiijT forth dailv for thc agir.ed to be a great danger, then happily dissipated. They were uttered in the full ness of his genius, from fullness of his heart. They have found echo since then in millions of homes and in foreign lands. They have been a text-book in schools. They have been an inspiration to public hope and to public liberty. As I clos", I repeat them I adopt them. If in their presence I were to attempt to give utterance to any words of my own, I should K'cl that I ought to say, "And shall the type to long divine, Degenerate Into haniU like mine Sir, I adopt the closing passages of that immortal speech they are iny sentiments thev are the sentiments of every man upon this floor I would fain believe that they are an inspiration, and will become a throughout the length and breadth of broad Confederacy that again the asj,era tions and hopes ami prayers for the Union for the last time the sun in heaven, mav I not see him shining on the broken an4 dis Fill taticalvs of Her Attempt' to bter Chriota larbor. 1 The X. Y. Etening Post had a special cor- cru sc we copy so much as relate* to the A a^cn,Pt enter the harbor alrous, high-minded, high toned, hi falutin WKDNI:SI»AV, Jan. 0. citizens seize this glorious opportunity of' I awoke at three o'clock this morning and rending thc chains from their limbs, hurling went immediately to the upper deck, whofe'l cuH Hu'g go into that port. I was just dr them into the face of their foes, and renoun-'I found thc Captain, Mate, Pilot and two veil out of there. They fired upon me cing all allegiance to a government they hate, military officers. I learned that we arrived wh *n I was sailing under thc American and the people they despise. Our whole in the vicinity of the Charleston bar about flag." history has been one of aggression on the 'midnight that all thc ooa»t lights had bceuj "Then I suppose.I must go in und?r tlje part of thc State. extinguished, and that thus far it had been Palmetto flag," said he oftfie Kmdy St. ^ie'r It refuses to locate tho capita^ at Bucyrus, 'impossible to find the main channel. It is re. TJicse are but a very Tew of tho grievan- Now, it is broad daylight, and we are mak ng is lnd'eved, a twelve pounder, and tlie larger ces wc have submitted to. Wc could stretch directly in to the guns of smaller gun first fired, and another rtchochet evident from these indications that the brg-j "Then I ought to take you," shouted our p'table South Carolinians do not mean that captain, with energy "War has been (tecl.^v we should, go in without a salute. i UUicy have fired upon me and you are a A light was seen off the cast, hut we shot skips along the water and falls short. n^omcnt an(* stiiutional process, through whatever of The ball now strikes our ship in the fore- on that side of the fortress have not b«en darkness or danger there may be, lejt us pro ceed in thc bioud luminous path of duty till danger's troubled night bo passed and the star of peace returns. 3Cramhje caPtain -cr» one perpetuity of tjie Union of these States. I ithe. pri"«p^ suppose, that lightning never ask myself, shall I add anything to the vol ume of invocation which is everywhere rising up to high Heaven, "spare us from the mad ness of disunion and civil war Sir, stand ing in this Chamber and speaking upon this subject, I cannot forget that I am standing in a place once occupied by one fa»*, far strikes twice in the same placi\ Jack, reas sured, patiently takes his place and drops the lead aga'm. The ball, fortunately, was to far spent to go through the side of our vessel, although it left an honorable scar. sh°w of this °£,11Zl-' asLera- th*-' guns of Fort Moultrie is to expose ves '^ni0n sel, men and stores to almost instant des- st' ,ru'n an(' may praise thought. and as, reverently and friendly, I utter them, I «out auy great loss of tune, as you may I leave the discussion hve,l imagine. We turn without accident "When my eves shall be turned to behold iv rise"like a' peqictual' hvnin of hope and taction, or to capture by the enemy. lise. But, sir, however this mav be, these 1 nights are mine these prayers are mine !ar)^ the M.ur of the \N est is turned abotit spread all over in characters of living light, no one on board displayed any symptoms of blazing on all its ample folds, as they fj«a,t fear Captain McGown and the' pilot, Mr. SAifanoted advocate once, "Brevity jp OVIT iu characters of living light, blazing on Brewer, w ere protvilily oHpcnal marks forjfo*^- I find that when half ao\ all its ample folds, on the sea and over the the Morris Island battery, since a good sjiot hour. I am always doing mi-chief to my land, and in every wind under the whole throngh the wheel house would have lecn client. If I drive into (he heads rtf the jury Heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every most disastrous. The soldiers, although important matter. I drive nut'm^tdr monj true American heart, 'Liberty inl Union, two-thirds of them are recruits, appeared to important that I hid nreyio.usiy I now and forever, one and i is parable be ijuite iiubffetvnl to the musie while th*- 'then (I i\nnl piize." could not make out what it was. A little "You can do what you like," replied the after three o'clock wc discovered the light on other, wiih a voice which seemed t- be trem F'»rt Suinpter, and with these exceptions ulous from one cause or another: "Yftu "are was dark. It was, of course, im-I the stronger party." possible to get oyer the bar without, the light-j Captan McGowan concluded that, inns house, and so we awaited the break of day. much as he had not at present a commission I have never seen a finer morning than ffom govenment, he would let the Einilv St.' the one which dawned, upon u»\ The sky was clear, and tho moon, a fain^ crescent of silver, had just risen, and the low coast l»ok ed like a dense forest of 'evergreen. The spires of Charleston became visible in the approaching daylight, and on the walls of incnted the South Carolinians on their shot t Fort Sumpter we descried the American flag ing, in this fist attempt. Thev say it was floating in the breeze. well done that all which was needed was a No citizen of the country has ever been a steamer at our right. Now the situation expressed that s me one had charge of,* tho*1 appointed to any place where theft is possi- of the channel is ascertained, and we are guns who understood bis business. ble, thus keeping the capital'but of the coun- underway and now the steamer at our I "Itwasvc ty- Now, about o'clock, we Fee th" ligfct a littl better range, which they probably* house and now, too, we discover that this could.havu Stained in 'a fipw minutes.— mysterious light just inen'ioned, wa that of Their lit!" w:is rfrct and the. opinion is i*ay and now the steamer at our "It was very good sport for them," Pe ri srht is burning red and blue lights, and now mark on»* of our officers, "to nhoot at us, she sends up rockets. There is no mistaking and there was nothing to trouble them.—** her movement she is giving the ala.Tn gig- They had it jill their own way. "But when nal to Fort Moultrie. I'ncle Sam tfets a man-of-war in the channel.'' On we go the soldiers are below with throwing dv lis into that sandhill, ti»ey wi'J loaded musket, and the officers are ready to learn the difference." *4 give the word if there is anything to do.— Two guns were nnploved the smaller, U Fort out the list indefinitely long, but these are whose black walls are distinctly visible. THe ly conjecture. Whatever their size, they sufficient. We will no longer submit. The little steamer nt our right is burn nja signal were well manned. They were fired rapid storm is rising. Companies of twenty-four light aft, and is making all possible headway ly aid with a will. men are being organized in every township Our representatives have agreed to resign— next March. Thc independant flag—musk rampant, weasel couchant, on a field d'egg shell—floats from piles on every corner.— Cut off from the State, direct trade with In diana fellows-released from indebtedness to Cincinnati and Cleveland, our merchants will again lift up their heads. We are in earnest. Armed with justice and shiwl pins, we bid the hireling tools of the despotic government defiance. short of our steamer. Tho line was forward of our bow, and was, of course, an invitation to .-top. But we are not ready to accept the proffered hospitality, and the captain pays 1 The battery continues to play upon usr mightier than I, the latch of whose shoes I and a huge ball comes clean over us nean the West failed to fulfill the mission on am not worthy to unloose. It was upon this the wheel house. We are not yet within subject of secession, of disunion, of di- cord, range of the guns of Fort'Moultrie, and yon- was on board feels that everything wa$ clontf of civil war, that Webster uttered these iin-der is a cutter in tow of a steamboat, prepar- that could have been done. mortal sentiments clothed in immortal words, married to the noblest expressions that ever fell from human lips, which alone would have made hkn memorable and remembered forever. Sir, I cannot improve upon those expressions. They wore uttered nearly thirty years ago, in the face of wtuu. was im-1 directly in front, will bring her heavy guns land I attery is appan fitly about a mile and to bear and will drive their deadly missies into odr bow{ while the cotter vjll open on our rigljt. itifftlitwiiMiiii liiMiM. "U'here do you hail from said he. "JVoin Liverpo 1 \ms ihe reply. "Whither bound "To Charleston." "What flag do you sail underP". 'o far under the American flag.':', "Then you't sro escaped shooting'and drowning. no attention to it, except to run up the stars) Although we had a surgeon onboard, he and stripes at the masthead—the garrison i had no instruments or medical stores. flag mentioned before. A moment of anx- It is believed that the cutter which was ir, ions suspense, and bang goes a heavy can-1 tow of the steamboat was the William' non from the same masked battery. '1 he Allen, which was treacherously surrendored shot falls short of us a hundred yards or to the South Carolinians by its (.'O0imand,cr.v more, and bounds clear over our vessel aft, roBT nearly on a line with the h*l of a gai^', Any one who is familiar with thc Carle9 but luckily, a httle a o\e it. ^on t,arj)0r ,-annot fail to appreciate the iin On we go and whizz! again goes the portlince pf F(,rt ufour red brick iV mands the chain el. Fort Moultrie and Mor "Booh exclaims the captain "you must j, hang! again goes the heavy gun. were closcd, and it is passible that the guns chains, about two feet above the water. A mounted. seaman was holding the lead to take the soundings, aud the ball struck directly We cros«« the Chariest n Bar, outward under his feet. It is not surprising that, bound, about 9 o'clock. There was then a1 under the circumstances, Jack was strongly I consultation as to t-ur future movements.—' inclined fo take to his heels, and he begins The impossibility of entering the harbor and Why does net Maj. Anderson open fire trie. upon that battery and save us? We look Since our return, it has ascertained in vain for help the American flag flies from that two shots took effect on' the steamer Fort Sutnp'er, and the American flag at our one, as already stated, on her port bow, and: bow aud stern is fired upon yet there is not i tlve slightest recognition of our presence from *i«arter. One shot pas*"ed between the the fort io which we look for protection.— smoke-stack"and the engine beam. The unexpected battery 011 Morris Island has It is not true, as I learn it has been statr|^ cut off all hope of escape by running the in some of the morning papers, that the*, vessel aground near Sumpter and taking to Star of ihe West strucjc her colors. WcK the boats. Is it possible that Fort Sumptii* has been taken by the South Carolinians: I If it has not, why does not Maj. Anderson power that he will protect us, or at least rec- us i'1some way To go within range "Holm otit of port!'] shouts the captain, sUai.n awa-v* w ith tV,c *tars st'" an'i lll,on us honored fragments ofa once glorious Union As we steam away the steamer near Moul on States dissevered, discordant, belligerant trie having the hostile cutter io tow, steams on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, away into Swash channel, evidently with it njay be, in fraternal blood Let their last. the intention of cutting off our retreat but feeble and lingering glance rather behold the she soon altandons the chase and we sail gorgeous ensign of the Republic, now known 'out, without a man killed or wounded, with ami honored throughout the earth, still full our stores unharmed, and proceed unmo high advanced, its arms and trophies stream- jlested, probably on our homeward journey, ing in their original luster, not a stripe eraced After the brief but cxeiting experience "of cr pointed, nor a single star obscured, bear- the morning, I aiu prepared, without iiesita ing for its motto no such miserable interroga- tion, to concur with the captain in the opin tory as, 'what is all this worth nor those ion that it is very unpleasant to be fired at other words of delusion and folly, 'Lilierty with haul cannon luills without any chance first, and Union afterwardsbut everywhere, to fi:c back. I wish to say, however, that striPes the battery still playing hy way of a parting salute. m. OL.D 9Eftte9, VOL. f«,M0.4% Ti:n.TIV-tl, 50*111 Adfatott. officers agreed that it wy scandalous they c'old not fire back.' Soon after crossing tiic bar of thc Charleston harbor, n our homeward ourso we met n fine sailing vessel, the Kniily i%t.' Pierre, of Charleston. Captain McGof(ai\ stopped and hailed her. A into Charleton." said, our captain.' "Tiny will not let the Ameii- 1 Pierre*go Ijcr way, but declared tliat if be had Tiis commission it would he delightful" to bring her off after the' treatment he had received this morning from Charleston. 3 The military men on lioard highly compH- Moultrie, a thirty-two pounder. This, however, is on- up the harbor. Now, we discover a i ed Pal- One of the officers hazarded a joke soon af metto flag at our left on Morris Is'and, at a af er wc left the Chark'S'on harbor. "Thc little village called Cummings Point, and ap people of Charleston," he lemtiiked, "piidc* parent'y but little more than a mi'e from themselves upon thiir hospitality but it Fort Sumpter. exceeds mv expectation. They gave us scv- Is it possible that those fellow* have, got eral hill* before we landed. a battery off here asked one. 11 i believed that if t! e South Carolinians "No," answers another "there is no bat-, hajl y'ot uiade a mislake we should have par-' terv there." taken of ilr ir hospitality, whhtevpr it may But there is. It is now a quarter past i be. as prisoners. If i^e'battery on "Morris seven, and we are about two miles from Fort Island id wailed ten minutes'longer before' Sumpter and Moultrie, which are equi distant firing wc should have been e mj letelv at' from us, and, suddenly,- whiz z comes a their mercv. It was only necessary for richorhrt shot from Morris Island. Ttplung them to wait until we were within range of the guns of Fort Moultrie, and escape wouldH have been impossible. So that, had its pre mature fil ing, we should inevitably have fal Ion into the hands of thc enemy, if we had. Sumpter. From the deck vessel it had the appearancc of a new li :npletely THE KF.TI KN VOYAC.K. up with might and main, when landing at Fort Sumter was sufficiently »pl assures him that there is no dan- jmrent. We bad no instructions except to ball having struck so near him on go to Fort Sumter, and it was decided that1' 1 ing to o »en fire upon us. A moment longer, DISTANCE OF THE VESSELS FROM THE PORTS. and we shall be in range of these three bat- The Star of the Wot was about five-eights tcries. The gunners on Morris Island are of a mile from the battery* on Morris Island, growing confident if they get the right When slie turned ue were about a mile and range they will send a shot through our side, a-halffrom Fort Sumpler and the same dis scattering death and destruction. Moultrie, tance from Fort M-uilirie. The Morris Is-' the only thing to be dt ne was tc put back fo" New York as soon as possible. \V e arr.ved ott W arron street a little after ft o'clock, and anchored ip the stream, until" Litut. Woods oould report and receive or-' ders relative to the disposition o(.the troops. Thus we concjnded a sea voyage of nearly a week's duration and all hough the §tar of which she was despatched, every one who a quarter from Fort'Sumpter. Had we nop turned about we should have soon been w ith1*1 in less than three-fourths ofa mile of Moul- a second, as she was turning, on her starbord' came out of Charleston with thc stripe* still ttying. v* I I" coin- is IsIand ()ur offic(TS hoWlVer afe gt\e us nggcr guns than that, bo_,s, or you doubt whether it commands the mnskctl bat* cannot hurt us. I {tTyt apparently, .-imply an earthwork con On we go without heeding tho compli-, stnieted among sand hi'.U The port ho^ ments of our Charleston friends. Another, of Fort Sumptir overlooking Morris Island 1 stars and A man whom l)r. Johnson once nprei^ for following a* a«la| and demoralising bu si ness, said: "You know, doctor, that I must live," Thc brave old hater of everything mean hateful, coolly replied that he did not "apt the least necessity for that.'' Gov. ^iclyens, of South Carolina, having a balance of due him as lalo Minister to "Russia, sent for it. The Dt»partinent ad justed tiis account by sending him a draft on the Charleston •Sub Treasury, ftic'woocy in which has U«t?n seized by tlie State,* & 4 V Senator Hunter proposes to dissolve ttye Union and reconstruct /tWith two Presidents one from the North and one from the South, each of whom shall have a ve£o upon the act. of Congress, ana upon each other. Such the scheme to sccure t£ie power ftf the ipi r.oritjr. -WS?

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