The Colorado Citizen (Columbus, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 9, 1858 Page: 1 of 4
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OUR COUNTY, OUR STATE, THE^SOÜTH, AND THE UNION.
Li " n—A
COLUMBDS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 9,1858.
Walker's Letter of Rcsignatiom*
THE STOLEH JÍOTE.
If X RETIRED ATTORNEY.
Except that he indulged too freely in the
use of the intoxicating cap, John Wallace
was an honest,high-minded and exemplary
in^n. His one great fault hung like a dark
shadow over his many virtues. He meant
well and when he was sober he did well.
He was a hatter by trade, and by his
industry and thrift had acquired money
enough to buy the bouse in which he lived.
He bad purchased it several years before
for three thousand dallara, paying one
thousand down, and securing the ba.ance
*y. a morgage to the seller.
The mortgage was almost due at the
time when the circumstances made me ac-
Íuainted with the affairs of the family,
lut Wallace was ready for the day; he had
saved the money—there seemed no possi
bifity of an accident.
I was well acquainted with W allace,
having done some little collecting and
drawn np some legal documents for him.
One day bis daughter Annie came to
my office in great distress, declaring that
her father was ruined, and that they should
be tsrned out of the house in which they
4 Perhaps not, Miss Wallace, said I,
trying to console her and give the affair,
whatever it. was, a brighter aspect. What
has happened ! " •
My father," .she replied, "had the
money all ready «o pay the mortgage on
the house in which we live—but it is all
—■ m t un i mil —
* I don't know; I suppose so. Last
week he drew out the two thousand dollars
from the bank, and lent it to Mr. Bryce
for ten days."
"Who is Mr. Bryce!"
fc He is the broker. My father got ao
attainted With him through Geo. Chandler,
nho boards with us, and who is Mr. Bryce's
,l Does Mr. Bryce refuse to pay' it!"
41 He says he has paid it."
n Well, what is the trouble, then ?"
"Father says he has not paid Ft. '
•Indeed! but the note will be evidence
Ihatiift has Hot paid it. Of course you
•• Nn• Mr. Bryce has it."
" Then of course he has paid it."
M fuppose be has, or he could not have
had tlie note/*
u What does your father say! '*
" II© in positive be, never received the
money. The mortgage fr.tisj be paid to-
- Very singular. Was your father-—."
• 1 hesitated to use that unpleasant word
which mast have grated harshly on the
«ai of the devoted girl.
"Mr. Bryce sáy my father was not just
yj^ht woen he páid hito, though not iery
"I will see your father."
. u He coming here in a few minutes;
1 thought 1 would see yoa and tell you the
facts before he came."
"Ido not See how Bryce coeld have
drained the note, unless he paid the mon-
' M Where did1 your lather keep it! *'
u He gave it to nee, and I put it in the
aecretary in the front room."
" Who were hi the room when you put
it in the secretary!"
**• Mr. Bryce, George Chandler, my father
The conversation wan here interrupted
by tLe entrance of Wallace. He looked
pale aad haggard, as much from the effects
of anxiety as from the debauch from which
ha waa just recovering.
M She has told you about it, I suppose,"
la said in a very sad tone.
44 She has."
I pitied him, poor fellow, for the two
thousand dollars was a large sum for hjm
to accumulate in his little business. The
lose of it would make tbe future like a
desert to him. It would look like a mis-
fortune which one aiuat undergo in order
ta appreciate it.
M What do yon-think about it!" asked
bet vary gloomily. 441 know he never paid
mei I was not much in liquor at that
time;'! remember very well of going home
ae regular as I ever did in tnv life; I could
tall how* I passed every moment of the
44 What passed between you on that
" Well, I merely stepped into his office,
—it was only day before yesterday—to tell
Mm not to forget to have the money ready
forma to morrow. He took me into bis
&Mk office* aad as I sat there he said he
Would have the money ready the next day.
Ha thén left me and Went into the front
Office, Where I heard him send George out
to the bank to draw a check for two tliou-
eand dollars; so I supposed he was going
to pay me then."
•What does the cleric say about it! "
w «Ee saya""
be sent him,
44 Just so."
" And when G
arked to him when
ig to pay
in, he went to
the front office again and took the money
Then he came to me again, but did not
offer to pav ma."
44 Had you the note with you ?
44 No; now I remember he 'said lie sup-
posed I hid not the note with me, or he
would pay it. He" told me to come in the
next day and he would have it ready-
that was yesterday. When I came io look
for the note, ic could not be found. Annie
and I have hun'ed the house all over, but
could see nothing of it."
"You told Biyce so?"
441 did ; h« laughed, and showed me the
note with his signature crossed over with
ink, and a hole punched through it."
44 It is plain, Mr. Wallace, that he paid
you the money as he alleges, or he has ob
tained fraudulent possession of the note,
and intends to cheat you out of the amoutit.'
"He never paid me," replied Wallace,
"Then he has fraudulently obtained the
note. What sort of a person is Chandler
who boards with you ? " •
44 A fine young man. Bless you! he
wouldn't do anything of the kind."
am ture he wouldn't!" repeated
" How else could Bryce obtain the note,
but through him! What time does he
come in at night!"
41 Always at tea time. He neve goes
out of an evening," answered Wallace.
44 But father he did not come home until
ten O'clock the night before you went to
Bryce's. He had tostay at hom -*<r post
tj,¿ of that sort.
"iSow did he get in !"
" He had a night key."
u I must see Chandler," said I.
44 No harm in seeing bim," added he.
441 will go for him."
In a few minutes he returned with the
young man. Chandler, in the conversation
I had with him, manifested a very lively
interest in the solution of the mystery and
proffered himself ready to do anything to
forward my views.
" What time did you return to the house
•on Tuesday night ?" I asked, with the in-
tention of sounding him a little.
44 About twelve."
44 Twelve! It was not more than ten,"
oato Auuie. ' I
44 The clock struck twelve as I turned the
corner of the street!" replied Chandler,
441 certainly heard some one in the front
room at ten," added Annie, looking as
tonishment at the group around her.
44 We are getting at something," I said.
44 How did you get in, Mr. Chandler?"
The young man smiled as he glanced at
"On arriving at the door, I found I had
lost my night key. At that moment a
watchman happening-along, I told him my
situation. He knew me, and taking a lad
der from an unfinished bouse opposite,
placed it against one of the second story
windows, and I entered in that way."
44 Good! now who was it that was heard
in the parlor at ten, unless it was Bryce or
one of hfc accomplices? He.must have
taken the key out of your pocket, Mr.
Chandler, and stole the note from the sec-
retary. At any rate I will charge him
with the crime—let what may, happen
Perhaps be may confess when he fines him-
self hard pushed."
Acting upon this thought, I wroté a
lawyer's letter—4demand against yoir,' dtc.
—which was immediately sent to Brycé. I
then cautioned the parties not to 6peak of
the affair, and dismissed theiú.
" Well, sir, what have you against me!"
he asked, rather gruffly.
" A claim on the part of John Wallace
for two thousand dollars," said I poking
over my papers, and appearing indifferent.
"Paid it," said he as short as pie-crust.
" Have you?" and I looked him in tbe
The rascal quailed-; I saw that he was a
" I have."
44 Nevertheless, if, within one hour, you
do not pay the two thousand dollars, and
one hundred dollars for the trouble and
anxiety you have caused my client, at the
end of tbe next hour you shall be lodged
in jail to answer to a criminal charge I''
•4 What do you mean, sir ?"
" I mean what 1 say. Pay, or take the
It was a bold charge, and if he had
looked like an honest man I should not
have dared to make it.
" I have paid tbe note, I tell you; and I
have the not6 in my possession !" said he.
44 Where did you get it? "
" Why, of course when I paid it—" •
44 When you feloniously entered the
house of John Wallace, ou the night of
Tuesday, February 20th, at ten o'clock,
and took the said note from the secretary.'
"You have no proof," stammered he,
grasping a chair for support.
44 That is my lookout. I have no time
to waste, will you pay or go to jail ?"
He saw that the evidence I had was too
strong for his denial, and be immediately
drew his check on the sppt for twentyrone
hundred dollars—after begging me not to
mention the affair, he sneaked off.
I cashed the check, and hastened to Mr.
Wallace's house. The reader may judg<*
with what satisfaction he received it, and
how rejoiced was Annie and her lover.
Wallace insisten that I should tiik^ the
hundred dollars for my service; hut I was
magnanimous enough to take only twenty.
Wallace kept his promise, and ever after
was a temperate ¿ man. He died a few
years ago, leaving a handsome property to
Chandler and his wife, the marriage be-
tween him and Annie having taken place
shortly after the above circumstance oc-
A Mother's Influence.—Hon. Thos;
H. Benton, in a speech do New York,
turned to the ladies, and referring to his
My mother asked me not to use tobacco,
and f have fiever touched it from that time
to the present day. She asked me not to
game, aüd I have never gamed ; and I
cannot tell thu day who is winning and
who is losing in games that can be played.
She admonished me, too, against hard
drink; and wha/ever capacity for endurance
I may have at present, and whatever use-
fulness I may have obtained in life, I may
attribute to having complied with her
pious and earnest request. When seven
yeare of age, she asked me not to drink,
and I made then a resolution of *otal ab
©tintmce. I formed an abstinence society
at a time when I was the sole constitu-
ent member of my own body, and that I
have adhered to it through all time, I owe
to my mother.
To Planters.—The Gonzales Inquirer
makes the following remarks, to which we
invite the attention of our farmers :
We learn that some of our farmers in-
tend planting their next crop of corn with
up-country or sack corn seed. This, we
have been assured upon good authority—
men who have tried it themselves and seen
it tried—will not do. They say that corn
planted from seed raised in a northern
climate will not fully mature in our climate
tbe first Jtf JT—-that it will taRSftl wh<m
«talk is not more than three feet high, and
that the ear will not fully develop itself.
This being the case, would it not be well
for our farmers to procure and plant none
other than seed raised at home ? Northern
raised corn, like everything else, we sup-
pose, must undergo acclimation; and as
there will be a demand for all that can be
raised in the county this year, we think
ourfarmers should he on the safe side.
Gopher vs. Rat.—It is an old saying " that
there's no great loss without some small gain,'"
which is generally verified. A farmer in Alame-
da county, California, had a liberal supply of
rats upon his premises, which «-ere guilty of their
usual fecundity, and were anything but welcome
sojourners. But the gophers having lately inva
ded his grounds, the rats had to give wav, and
now no trace of a rat is to be found. His boys
have an amusing way of catching gophers by a
«tring, on the end of which is a noise, which they
place care utly around the hole, and when a
gepher's head appears above the ground, th
string is pulled, and he finds himself captured-
Having secured one in this way, the bqys place
him before a large rat hole in the bam, and al-
'oweahim to go in prospecting, still retaining
hold oJ the string, when he soon caused a com-
motion inside, and out ran no less than five large
rats, one after the other, nnd were quickly des-
patched by the boys.—Pr/tirie Farmer.
Place a b ne in the earth, near the 1 root of a
grape, and tíié vine will send out a leading roat
directly to the bone. In its passage, it will put
out no fibres; bit when it reaches the bone, the
root will entirelycover it with the most delicate
fibres, like lt.ee, eich one seeking a pore of the
bone. On this bote, the vine will continue to
feed as long as any nutriment remains to be ex-
hausted.— Farmer ' Cabinet.
Labor.—All the true honor or happiness
there is in this world follows labor. Were
it not for working men, there could be no
progress in either science or art. Work-
ing men are earth's true nihility. Those
who live without work are &U paupers.
Who is wise ? ne that learns from ever?
one. Who is powerful ? lie that governs
his passions. Who is rich ? líe that is
Punctuation, that is, the putting of the stop in
the right places, cannot be too sedulously studied.
We lately read, in an exchange, the following
startling announcement of Lord Palmerston's
appearance in the House of Commons: * Lord
Palrncrston then entered upon his head, a white
hat upon his feet, large but well polished boots
upon his brow, a dark cloud in his hai.d, his
faithful walking stick in his eye, a meaning look
saying nothing. He sat dow:l "
Important Discovery.—A pair of boots marked
" J " having been found in a hump back whale
taken off Nahant a few days since, it is guessed
they belonged to Jonah.—Boston Post.
Arrangements are nearly complete for estab-
lishing a large cotton factory at Arcadia, near
It i stated that the Union Print Works a¿
Adams, Massachusetts, is the only establishment
of the kind in the country that has not in some
way oi'other been compelled to succumb to the
" hard times,"
A company of experienced ship-huilders from
Maine have purchased a ship-yard at Howard,
W¡803,3^ and are now ongsged in getting nut
the timber for an ocean vessel.
At the late term of the District Court at Pon-
totoc, Miss., Atcr, a mail robber, was sentenced
to the penitentiary for ten years.
The sum of $113,000, in specie, was sent
from Mobile on the 22d ultimo, to the Central
Bank at Montgomery.
A Washington correspondent of the Poston
Courier says "there are musical times among
certain politicians at the Capitol." To which
Prentice, of the Louisville Journal, responds as
follows: " We suppose so. We understand there
have been a good many overtures among them—
though none as yet for the public ear."
In the Court of Oyer and Terminer, in Brook-
lyn, New York, on the 17th ult., Jas. Gallagher,
convicted of the murder of Hugh Kelly, on the
30th of August last, was sentenced to be hung
ou the 5th of February next.
DcQuinfty, the English opium cater, is at pre-
sent stopping in Edinburgh on a visit. He has
two sor# in the army, one daughter marred to an
officer in the army in India, another married to a
gentleman in Ireland, and the third and youngest
is the house-keeper at the cottage of Lapwade.
The " oldman eloquent'' is now between seventy
ar.d eighty years of age, and still uses opium as
in former days.
The Judiciary Committee, Kentucky Legisla-
ture, have reported a bill making ten per cent, the
leral rate of interest in that State.
Mr. Martin Reichert, a native of Germany,
died recently at Clear Springs, Md., at the ad-
vanced age of 106 years and 11 months. He
came to America before the war of the Revo-
The estimated cost of the Federal Capitol ex-
i*+ni¡ataí*d at TSc cost of
the nev ¿orne for the main building, it ia now
said, wil not be less than $1,200,000.
At tie municipal election in Worcester, Mas-
sachusetts, on the 14th ult., Mr. William Davis,
the citians' candidate, was elected Mayor by 85
A Proridence (Rhode Island) mau, now in New
Mexico, writes home that trade is exceedingly
dull, the country full of goods, and selling at
prices lotving no profit.
Ex-P-esid'ent Pierce's carriage, presented him
by the citizens of Boston, was recently sold for
the benefit of the poor of Concord, New Hamp-
shire. It brought four hundred and ten dollars.
It is stated that the highest speed ever made
on the ocean was by the American clipper ship
Flying Scud, oa the voyage to California—four
hundred and sixty miles in twenty.four hours—
nineteen and one sixth miles an hour.
The Mississippi Central Railroad now runs to
Taylor's Depot, eight miles below Oxford.
The mortal remains of Crawford, the sculptor,
arrived at New York on Monday, 21st ult., in
the ship >'outhampton, from London.
A committee is now engaged in the selection
of a site for the Pensacola Marine Hospital.
The Brandon (Miss.) Republican records an
affray between Parker Stewart and Jeff. Burks,
citizens of that county, which resulted in the
death of the latter.
" Have you Blasted Hopes ?" asked a young
lady of a verdant circulating librarian, with his
face tied up. " No ma'am," was the reply, " But
I have a blactcd tooth ache !"
The Sardinian Parliament has been dissolved,
and new elections ordered.
A project is on foot in England for the erec-
tion of a monument to the late Dr. Marshall
The U. S. District Courts of South Carolina
and Georgia are ia session at Charleston and
The Land Office has received surveys from the
Surveyor General of Oregon, covering 211,009
The trial of Isaac Bolton for tbe murder of
McMillan, was to cornc off in Memphis on Sat-
urday mornjng, 2tith ult.
Ex-Governor >^teve:;8, delegate elect from the
Territory of Washington, had arrived at the
An old advertisement of 1568 reads: "Wanted
—a stout, active man, who fears the Lord, and
can carry two hundred weight."
The Charleston Mercury of the 17th ultimo,
announces the death of John Milton Clapp, who
has tor upwards of twenty years been connccted
with the management of the Charleston Mercury.
He died after a brief illuess in the forty-eighth
year of his age.
Forgoc paper to the amount of forty thousand
dollars has been discovered to be in the posses-
sion of the Banks of Boston, and from Bangor
the information is telegraphed that there is a
large amount there also,
Washington City, Dec. 15,1857.
Honorable Lewis Cass,
Secretary of State:
I resign tbe office of Governor of Kansas.
I have been most reluctantly forced to this
conclusion after anxious find careful con-
siderations of my duty to tbe country, to
the people of Kansas, to tbe President of
the United States, and tp myself. The
grounds assumed by the President in his
late message to Congress, and in his recent
instructions in connection with the events
transpiring here and in Kansas, admonish
me that, as Governor of that Territory, it
will no longer be in my power to preserve
peace or promote the public welfare. At
the earnest solicitation of the President,
after repeated refusals, the last being in
writing, I finally accepted this office upon
bis letter showing the dangers and difficul-
ties of the Kansas question and the neces-
sity of my undertaking tbe task of its
Under these circumstances, notwiüw
standing the great sacrifice to me personally,
politically and pecuniarily, I felt lhat'l
could no more refuse such call from my
country, through her Chief Magistrate,
than a soldier in battle, who is ordered to
command a forlorn hope. I accepted,:
however, qn the express condition that Í
should advocate the submission of the Con-
stitution to a vote of the people fqr ratifi-
cation or rejection. These views were
clearly understood by the President and all
his Cabinet. They were distinctly set
forth in my letter of acceptance of this
office on tbe 26th of March last, and reit-
erated in my inaugural address on the 27lh
of May last, as follows: " Indeed I can't
doubt that the Convention, after having
passed a State Constitution, will submit it
for ratification or rejection by a majority of
the bona fide resident settlers of Kansas."
With these views well known by the
President and ^Cabinet, and approved by
them, I accepted the appointment of Gov-
ernor of Kansas. My instructions from the
President, through the Secretary of State,
under date of the 13th March last, sustain
the regular Legislature of the Territory in
assembling a Convention to form a Con-
stitution, and they express the opinion of
the President that when such a Constitu-
tion ftharll be submitted to the people of
the Territory, they must be protected in
their right of voting for or against thtt
instrument. The fair expression of popular
will must not be interrupted by fraud or
violence. I repeat, then, as my. clear
conviction, that, unless the , Convention
should submit the Constitution to the votes
of the actual resident settlers of Kansas,
and the election shall be fairly and justly
conducted, the .Constitution will be, and
ought to be rejected by Congress. ,
The inaugural most distinctly asserted
that it was not tbe question of slavery
merely, which I believed to be of little
practical importance then, in its application
to Kansas, but the entire Constitution,
which should be submitted for ratification
After quoting from tbe President's inau-
gura1, Governor Walker refers as follows to
his course as Governor of Kansas, and its
'• The power and responsibility being
devolved exclusively upon me by tbe Pres-
ident, of using the Federal army in Kansas
to suppress insurrection, the alternative was
distinctly presented to me, by questions
propounded at Topeka, of arresting revo-
lution by the slaughter of the people, or of
preventing it, together with that of civil
war, which must have extended throughout
the Union. My solemn assurance was then
given that the right of the people to frame
their owp government, so far as my power
extended, should be maintained ; and but
for this assurance, it is a conceded fact
that the Topeka State Government, then
assembled in legislative session, would have
been put into immediate and actual opera-
tion, and that a sanguinary collision with
the Federal army may have ensued, ex-
tending, it is feared, throughout Lhe Union.
Indeed, the whole idea of an inaugural
address originated in the alarming intelli-
gence which had reached. Washington City
of perilous and incipient rebellion in Kan-
sas. This insurrection was rendered more
formidable on my reaching the Territory
by the near approach of the assembling of
the revolutionary State Legislature, and the
very numerous mass conventions by which
it was sustained.
" Iu truth, I had to choose between ar-
resting that insurrection by whatever cost
of American blood by the Federal army,
or to prevent the terrible catastrophe (as I
did) by my pledges to the people of the
exertion of all my power to obtain a fair
election by the vote of the people for rati-
fication or rejection. My inaugural and
other addresses were, therefore, really in
the nature of proclamations, so often issued
by Presidents and Governors with a view
to prevent, as they did in this case, civil
war and insurrection. Now. by my oath
of office, I was sworn to support the Con-
stitution of the United States, which I
have shown, in my judgment, required the
subtui&úon of tbe Constitution to tb%f yote
of the people. I was sworn, also, io take
care that the E^ansasrNebraska bill should
be faithfully executed, which bill, ia mj
judgment, as heretofore stated, required
that the Constitution b« submitted to a'
vote of the people, and Í was. therefore
only performing my solemn duty u Go ver*
nor of the Territory, to whose people my
first obligations were due.,. I. endeavored
to secure them these resulta. The idea,
entertained by some, that I should see the
Federal Constitution and the I£ansas-Ne*
braslca TH',1 overthrown and disregarded#
and that by playing the part of a mute in
a pantomime of ruin, 1 should acquiesce,
by my silence, in such a result, especially
where such acquiesce involved, as an imme-
diate consequence,« disastrous and most
sanguinary civil war, seems to be mosf
preposterous. Not a drop of blood haa
been shed by tbe Federal troops in Kansas
during my administration, but insurrections
throughout tbe country were alone pre-
vented by the course pursued by me on
those occasions, and' the whole people,!
abandoning revolutionary violence, were^
induced by me to g'o, foj the first time, into,
a general and peaceful election., Those
important. results constitute a .sufficient
consolation for all the unjust assaults made
upon me on this subject." I do not ,under-:
stand that these assaults have ever received
the slightest countenance from the Presi-
dent. On the contrary, his message clearly
indicates an approval of my course up to
the present most unfortunate difference
about the so-called Lecompton Constitu-
tion. Inasmuch, however, as the difference:
is upon a vital question, involving practical
results and new instructions, it is certainly
more respectful to the 'President on noy,
part to resign the office of Governor and
give him an opportunity of filling it as< ia
right under the Constitution with one who
concurs, rather than go to Kansas and
force him to remove me by disobedience to
his instructions. In my judgment it would,
be incompatible with proper respect for the
C.hief Magistrate of the Union, inconsistent
with the rules of moral .rectitude or pro-,
priety, and could' be , adopted with no
advantage to the rights of the people.
[Signed:} ^ROBT. J. WALKER.
Arrest of General Walker/
Washington, Dec. 20.--Óen. Walker,'
in custody of the tJ. S. Marshal Rynders,'
arrived to-mght from New York, and pro-
ceeded to the State Department where
they had an interview with General Cass#
the Secretary of State. ¡ ■
: General Cass informed U. S. Marshal
Rynders that the Government, did, net
recognize General Walker as % prisoner,!
and thereupon the latter was immediately
released from custody. * .
, Commodore Paulding has forwarded, a',
clear statement of the circumstances ¿On-,
nected witlj the capture of Gen. Walker
and his command.. Thp Commodore says'
he coúld not regard Walter, and hh fol-
lowers as any other than ocftlaws, whose,
purpose was rapine and murder, and who.r
bad escaped the vigilance of the officers.^
our Government, and that he saw no ot&jr
way to vindicate tbe laws and redeem tb ^
honor of our country, than to disanq .ar id
send them home., In pursuing,tbis cou/ ae,
be says,, he is sensibly impressed trjth th®
tesponsibihty be has incqrred/and confi-
dently looks to the Government for hi
A Cabinet meeting on the su bject of
Walker's arrest has been .held, b,at it fc
understood no decision was reached.
Walker means to ásk (he %k>?ernraenC
to reinstate him in the position from whúh
Paulding removed him,
It is positively asserted tfjat Commodore
Paulding will be recalled.
Walker has surrende red to Gen. Cass,
Secretary of State, but Cass refuses to havo.
anything to do with bis arrest, except by-
order of the judicia ry.
The Cabinet th? nks that Paulding*!! con-.-
duct, though no'c 8trictly justified by.hia,
instructions, w. palliated by the circum-
stances detail ed in his dispatobes.
m.1 18 8er'eraIIy expected thai Walker
will be rel eased from arrest
After be is released, he will be arrested
Sty lawaC.aM *ieWi6° °f
Mr. Bildad Jones, sate of the CoMectk *
ti ver schooner Sally Anne, walked aft and ad-
drefaed the captain tate: " Captain Spader, U
you keep the skanor on this course, you'll have
them hard hground on them flats." "Mister
mato, you just go forward and 'tend to your part
of the skuner and Ml 'tend to mine.'* Bildad
went forward, let go the anchor, walked aft and •
reported, " Capt. Spuner, my pa|t of the
nar is at anchor."
When che million applaud you,, seriously atif
yourself what harm yon have done; wiven they
censuré you, what good.
He who restrains himself in the use of lawful
things, will never encroach upon things forbidden,
A bad thought and défcayed tooth am alike in
this respect-the sooner both .are out of you*.
1'cad the better.' >
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