The Waynesburg Republican. (Waynesburg, Pa.) 1867-18??, April 15, 1868, Image 1

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    .Term of lullleutlou.
Thi WATMSiBeao IlKl'PBLICAX, Offlce In
Bayera' building, east or the Court Hoiue, l pub
llttieil every Wuilnt'iiiluy morning, nt S'J pet
aimam, i adtavh. or S 80 If not pnld wlth
. Iuthyenr. Allitibirrltloii neeomita jicirr
be nettled BHiinnlly. No pnper will be sent
out of the Stute imtewi patil for i!f advance, nnil
It uch ulworlptloiu will luvnrluhly lie dlncnn
tlnued ut the exulmtton of the time for which
they are prthl.
I'oiumunletitlonson milijertanf local or Kntni1
lnt'rtt are r"pMlliiUy Kntirllt-il. 'if eiinure
attention f;ivirol tlllit klnil nuil Invnrlnlilv lie
ac'roptiiit'l the nam' of tlmniitlmr, not for
pjhtlciitlon, hut at u trimly iwnttist iiuposltiMii.
All IfttiTH Tmlllmu to Inislni'iuior the ollk-e
must heaJilntAHeil to the Klltor
Terms of AUvortf
"JOB WOUK. " .".".'.. '
fir-i.. ln'Ori. or ltm oil -V r"l-ilw
qnnr thr eorh addlllimnl innortlon t (ten IUM :
orl oftlim tvp counti d qure). AC tran
sient vr Ue'ment . to t paid M in dtnc.
mstsi-v) f.uin mmI ui. ii . iiu- li--loi
new will be rlinrgea invarmoiy iu
rnrenfti iiiwriHin. .
A lilK-nil dvilui'tln Kind to pf rwn ,!.vrt,,;
limhythe quarter, linlf-yeiir or yror. Kpnl
notliin -linnd one-half more than regular an
Yertlsenionta. V
Job Printing of rvcrrkinil In Plnlnanfl ra
rvcolom: H-oiU-hMU, Hlmikii, Canl Painphlfl
of ewrv varit'lv nn.l ntylr. prlntl at tna
hiirtiwt noilw. The IlrWBi.iraN- Oeurf ha
I0. 42.
lust hwn re-4lttrd, anil i-very tlilnf In Hie Print
Im line nm be executed In the moat erUalle
mHtitipraml at the unrtvit fa lea.
r lR. C. II OtllDtTTE.
Time i1im not rrthon simple dajt
To amils liy nnxliins Imglng trwseil.
Fur sorai tiling wailed for, or Inst I
But Llfo is lengthened m tny ways.
We lli'iik an hour of Joy still lirlef :
:s irom 'n't wen wing e 1 throng ;
Hut nl). how wtmrigMiiirl) lm
We Ifhow ' roun.le.l hur ot giLf!
I flml ttiese punul xrs clear s thou, who art ray heller Ufa
The aun'hinu of my soul ! my wifi j
lMuveil. ulna, Ihou ait nut line !
,Tlioy any 'twits 'ml a week ago,
Between eneli ixtrtlnj tear Hint fell
Wo sitlil farewell, anil still, larewell ;
A single week ? I do not know.
The reckoning thus I h te not kept I
I only know Unit, on my hr.aat,
A solitary, dull linn st
fto, like a ghoslly ruren slept.
I pni" upon our household goods
There seems no aclmil void nor change
In these t hut over ull, a stmnge
And luournful uiaiilutiiiu bloods.
The cushioned clmlr licnrntli the lijjtit ;
The Imskct oil the stand, apart,
. Killed with Its diilntr woiks of art;
I l'.ok upou them all to night.
But ih, tho rh or no denr form fills j
No d dirty -lingers deltly ply
Tlielrtw-k h fore my 1 iving eye j
No well loved voiuu my bosom thrills!
Tlintt wirt be hero, my heller fate,
In one short week agiin, I know,
Upon mv henrt mid henrth to glow ;
But ill, beloved I cannot wilt !
'Tis hut a stretching of llio nick :
U , fools and Am ks, who say of life
'. Tlut ah'seitre coinpicrs 1 ive ! Denr wifV,
1 spunk tut these two words : Cum b uk !
ftpt:ci'ii niriiiii r
How n Iturtflnr wan C'niiKlit.
I will tell yon a story of how I once
saved my lili, entirely through bavin.:
learned t bo ileal' ami dumb alphabet.
There were two little hoys who used
to com;) to .stay with Frank ami me,
when we were first married, ami they
t'imlil noilher hear nor speak.
They . were deaf and dumb; they
cnild not talk, except with their
lingers so only ever so nine. i tpiick
cr. .
Frank and I learned this foreign
alphabet on purpose that we might
understand what they said. They
were quick and clever; they could read
and wrile, a id draw and sew, and do
many other things whioh most hoys
would make a very had hand at.
They eonld play at draughts, and
baekgiinvnoii, and chess, and at fox
and gees:1, as well as nay hoys. They
could almost see what we said, al
though tlicy could not hear, with sii.dt
quick, eager eyes did they wutch every
movement of our lips. We sum,
however, got toUalk as easily with our
ringers as witli our tongues; und some
times, when tho'hvts were not with
us, Frank and I used to converse in
that maimer when we wej'e alone, for
practice. . .. . -
It happened upon one occasion thai
lie had to go to Loudon on important
busiuessj.he was to have gone by a.i
afternoon train, but something delay
ed liim, so "'Hint he was not able to
leave before the night express.
I was not in very good health, and
retired to my bedroom" about two
hours befprejijs departure; lie prom
ised, ' howcrerj to come up and wish
me good-by before he started, which
would be betweeir"Twclve and one o'
clock in the morning. The. matter
which had called him away was con
nected with the bank here, which had
just been burned dowrr; and my hits
fcindjHt seems,' lilthough I did not
know it at tljotimer-so rijat a secret
had lie endeavored to keep it had
many thousand pounds 'belonging to
the concent in his"' temjiofary posses
sion, locked trpnn-tKe iron safe in our
bedroom, where the plate was kept,
lie was bank manasicr. and respon
sible for the whole 'of It.""' "Iff'wm n
cold time, Kiuf tnTr6"'w;t3 affrc in the
room, so bright and comfortable that
I was in-'no'-hwry to leave it to get
irfto' 'imJ;i bittsat up looking into the
fiery coals, and thinking about ail
sorts of things; fipTrrrthe long journey
Frank had t .tijue that .night, and ol
how dreary thcrlaA S wori)d seem until
he returned, and in particular .how
1 i r I lli' l!-! ' t
jonciy l siioiiKi ieei in uiat great roo'ii
ull by myself when ho- should b& away
for I was a trfcarVful coward. It
was a little after e!eeu o'clock when
I got jnta.JieJ, but I did nit
feel : -the -j least inclinctl to sleep
even,then. ,1 knew that Frank would
be comini to wistrnjero'(Jtl-b? tires'
eatlygndbenides there Becnied to
be-all sorts'Af' noise about th room,
whioh my foolish ears always used to
hear wbanevw-jjone at, nirlit-time.
If a'lirtltf So6l'-fell trown tire cliim
ney, it was, I thought, a great black
crow at least, VtlCh would soon be
flyinalwut tlmroom, and sitting tin
lii p'il loAvTif , mUso-l5niiBaki.i1 "in
jthe wainscot, it was the creakHijof
tip stairs to kill me wltft a carving
kaife j aqrj. jf the,yrjnd.blew the case
HDt it WiMonis peraon, txyuin to tret
iostgthe wiiiw, Uhbugh it was two
tones nign. ..-.
You my imagine, then, myhor
ror, when I heard a tre nen Ions sneeze
within an inch of me, just behind the of the lud, and between
that and the wall, where there was a
cou-iiL-rahle space. I had, as usual,
taken the precaution, before 1 put the
caudle out, of looking everywhere in
the room where it was ipiile impis
libleany person could be hid ; but the
little alcove into which the bed was
iii-lie l i ii-i n"Y"'m "'i Hill"" iH
U I '1.11' lll'L .1.1111 II. iw
The next instant the wretch ha 1
sneeed again, mi. I piw!iini aside the
bed, which rolled oil castors, I felt he
was standing beside my pillow look
ing nt'in:'. If he hid given only one
sneeze, ha might, perhaps, linvu be
lieved mo asleep, us I lay tj'rte still,
breitliing as regularly as I coal I, tin I
pretending to b"; but hi; iv.hoiic I very
justly, that unless I was ih-afor tie 1 1
I niu-t have been awakened by the
secon I.
"You're1 awake, mirni," slid li", in
a gru'l voice, ''and it's no use of slim
ming! If you don't wait a t ip with
this life-preserver, ju-t look alive!"
I o;'jiii'l in.' ey.-s ex -ee liin'y wide
at this, and be'iel I a ma i with crape
over his face, standing by the be 1-side;
he h id n clu'i, wlt'i two kn its upon it,
in It's right h in I, aa I with li i -t I 'It he
pointed to the sale.
"Is the money there?" said Ir.
"The p ate i-," st'd I, in it tremu
lous voice; "priy take if, sir; I tin
sure you are wry wjIuo iij ;" for hi!
might have everything of va!u : in th 1
roo:n, w ith all my heart, so long as he
saved my life,
"The inonev the gold the notes
are they theie?" cried he ugiin, in a
terrible sort of whisper.
"It is all there," cried I, although I
knew untiling about it; "all except fif
teen and sixpe.iee in my purse, on the
dressing table yonder. There's silver
mustard juts in the pinlry, afi 1 a
couple of can llisi ieks in the study,
onlv th v are plated, lor I would not
- .i
tl yo i,;, ou any account.
"Vo i hid better no,," observed the
burglar, "or it will be all the worse
liir you."
1 1. pro, luce I a key, h;c that my
husband us.'d, an 1 ap.iroaolie.l the iron
-afe; but us lie li I so, his guilty car
e night the sound ol a fo.iNtcp upoa
the stairs.
"Who is that?" cried he.
"My husbau I, sir," returned I; "but
prav don't hurt him."
"Is be not go. io to town, then?"
cried the I', with mi oath of dis
appointment. "ile is going at tw.'lve Ylo;:k," re
plied I; "he is indeed."
"Ifyou tell him, womr.i," sii ! the
burglar hoarsely, "rl yo I bvilhe b it word ol' my prese-icc hero, it will
iie tiie de.itli do i n of you both." II'
then slipped into the alcove, and drew
back the bed to its pla 'e again in an
iustant. -
My husband enteve I im n.'diately
afterivar 1, an I eve I while he wis in
the r..o;:i 1 heard the awful threat re
pealed oni'c ic: ain through the thick
curtain behind ine:
"If you do butw'iispr it, woman,
I will kill yon wlier-; y.iu I c. Will
you promise not to teil him.'"
"I will," slid I soie nnly; "I prom
ise not to open my lips at all .t'l l it
the m ittcr." '
Frank leaned over the pillnv to
kiss nie, an. I observed ho.v terrili 1 I
"You have been frig'ttening. your
felf about robbers again, I suppose,
you sillvrliilil.
"Not I, Frank," return vl T, a
cheerfully as I co il.l;."! have a little
healaciie." 1 it I said with iv lin
gers, so that he eoul I plainly re.t 1 it
in the lire-light, "For Go I sake,
there is a man behind the bedstead!"
Frank was bold us a !ioii, and had
nerves like iron, although he was so
tender-hearted and kind. He only
answered - - -
" Where is your sal volatile, dear
est?" and went to the iiwntle-piivc to
get k I thought he ncvereould have
understood me, ho spoke with such
coolness and unconcern, until I saw
his lingers reply, as he took up th
boTtle, II right, don't be afraid !"
And then I was not afraid, or tit least
not miieh; for I knew I sh iuld not be
left alone one instant; and I thought
my Frank was a match fur -uhv two
such men in such a. ca e. Only he
had no weapon
"He has a life-preserver," said J,
with my fingers.
.'-J.Ywiir, fire; U getting nitlier low,
Georgey," observed heas he took tip
the poker. (Ah! he hud a weapon,
then I) "I must leave you a good
blaie to comfort jou before f go."
He poked the fire and left the poker
ini without ever taking his cycaolT tue
and the bedstead, t . - j..
"I will just ring the bell, and see,
whether l'h oai is has got the portman
teau ready. .Mary," continued he to
the maid who answered the bell, "send
Thomas up." Then when she had
gone upon that errand, "Hy dove I
never g ive him that key. Where is
it, Georgey? I have not a minute to
spare. If it is in your dressing case
with the rest, I shall be tin age look
ing for it. Might I tisk yon to get
out of bed lor an iiixt-inl, mi I show me
here it is? he said with his lingers,
Jump!" an 1 1 jumped, you may be
Iiiiiv, quick e i in ; i, an I wu i.i-i U
:ie drcesing-roo n,wit!i the dour hek
d, in half a second.
"Come in, Thomas ," said Frank.
'come in," lor Thomas was mo Ivstly
lesitutiug nt the chamber door.
'There's some blackguard got into the
muse, and behind my bed there. If
le makes the least resistance, I will kill
i i in with this hot poker,"
At these words the bed was pushed
klowly outward, and the burglar, with-
uit his crape mask, and with a lace as
ale as nshes, emerged from his hiding
dace, Frank knew him at nuce as
leaving been a bank messenger, who
had liecn turned out of his sitiiitinn
since the lire, on suspicion of dishon
"Oh, sir, have pity upon me," cried
he, "I nm mi unlucky dog. If it had
not been for a sneeze I should have
had ten tlmimn I pounds in my pock
et by this time."
"Oil! you came after that, did you?"
said my liusiund, coolly. "Well, please
to give up that life-preserver which
you have in your pocket before we
have any more conversation."
"And" di I voiir la Iv tell von that
too?" eric I the villiau, in a re its of
astonishment, us he deliverel up the
weapon to the man servant; "and yet I
stood by her yonder, an 1 never heard
her utter a single syllable."
". never spoke a word," eric 1 I,
through the dressing-room key hole,
lor 1 did not wish tliu man to think
that I had broken iny oath, nor, to say
the truth, was I anxious to make a
deadly cue ny of him, in case he should
ever be at largea gain.
" fhen it's a ju Ignient upon me!"
exclaimed the miserable wretch; "and
it's no goo I lor me to light against it."
"It's not the least good," icplied
Frank, decisively; "and we'll go to
the police o lice at once."
So o!f went the burglar in their cus
tody, leaving me safe and sound, after
all. And now don't you think there's
some use in learning everything, even
so small a thing as the deaf and dumb
In one of his recent lectures. Pro
fess irS in, the younger, allu led to
tluf discovery ol the skcleloii ol an
enormous sized li. ird, measuring up
ward ol ,) feet. Fro.n this fact the
I'r.ilcssor inferred as no living spiei
menof such gigantic magnitude has
been foun I, that th'.1 species of which
it is represt nled have greatly de
generated. The verily of his posi
tion he ra'.her singularly endeavors to
enlbrce by an allium i 1 1 t ie well
known existence of gianis in olden
times. The Ib'lo.ving list furnishes
the date on which this singular hy
po: he-is is b ,sed :
The giant exhibited at Rouen, in
Ui iO.the professor says measured over
eighteen feet.
Giiriipins saw a girl that was ten
feet high.
The giant Gahtbra, brought from
A rahii to Rome, under Claudius Cics
ir, was near ten leet high.
Fiinunm, wiio lived in the time of
Eugene II., measured eleven and one
third feet.
The Cavalier Scrog, in his voyage
to the peak Tcnerilfe, foil.) 1 inn ie of
the caverns of that mountain, the head
oflinuiich, which had ninet,- teeth,
and it was supposed his body was not
less than fifteen feet high.
The giant Ferrigus slain by Orlan
do, nephew of Charleiu ige, was twenty-eight
feet high.
In 1111, near St. Germ in, was
than 1 the to nb of the giant Isor
e'.i.', who was not less than tweutv feet
In lolO, near Rouen, was found a
skeleton whose head held a bus'iel of
e iru, an I whose must have been
eighteen feet long. .
I'iutorious stw, at L-rre, the hu
min b nes of a subject nineteen feet
' The giant Baeart was twenty-two
feet high; his tnigli hones were found
in 1703, near the river Modori.
In 1G13, near thecastlc of Danphinc
a to. ub was found thirty feet long,
twenty-six wide, and eight high ; on
which was cut ou a gr.iv stone the,
words, "Keutoloclius Ilex." The
skeleton was tbund entire twenty-five
and one-half feet long, and ten feet
across the shoulders and five feet from
the breast bone to the back. .
Near Mwarino, in Sicily, in 1516
was found the skeleton of a iriant thir
ty f:ct, bis head was the size of a hogs-
Head, each ot Ins teetu weiglmg five
Near Palermo, irt Sicily, in 1548,
was found the skeleton of a giant thirty
feet long, and in 1550, another thirtv-
three feet long.
We have no doubt that there were
giants in those days, and perhaps were
mora prolific in nrodueinir them tlmn
dt'presont. ' But the history of giants
during the oldea time was not mom
remarkable thaa that of dwarfs. Large
men ana small are common now-a-days.
Both parasol and umbrella, prosaic
as they appear in their daily attri
liules,' have each their romantic, and
legendary nnnals. During the last
insurrection in favor of Don Carlos, an
attack was made upon the summer
palace of the Manpiis do la S ,
who was absent ut the time, combat
ing in the Queen's cause in another
part of the country. His daughter,
the widowed Countess F , was
it'one with tin; servants in the elmieiu.
At the lirt onset, she asse mbled all
the men capible of defending her
father's property ; and having barrica
ded the doors and windows, prepared
to meet the danger. But, taken by
surprise, and ill-prepared for attack,
the deleft lers were soon compelled, for
want of ammunition, to surrender.
Driven from room to room in search
of a fitting place of conceal ment from
the invaders, the poni young Coun
tess at last t.-ok refuge in a small
closet, which had been for years used
as a lumber room, and where she hop
ed to remain tin discovered while the
search of the Iioiho was going on. IJnt
the search, conducted with the sole
view of capturing the beautiful young
heiress, could scarce'y fail to prove
successful, and she was soon tracked
to her h'ding-l'la -e, timid tho brutal
threat mil still more frightful Jests of
the assailants.
For a moment the poor lady stood
defended by the nilc of trunks and
lumber b -hin I which she ha I crept.
But this fragile barrier could not be
avail ible fir m ire thin n ie.v minutes
longer. In her desptir, she looked
around for some weapon ol defence,
which should enible her to keep o f
t! I tuck until she could reaeh the
window, resolving at once to perish
rather 'than la I into the hands of that
I iwlcss ban I of mlli in. Her eye fell
upon an old cast-olf umbrella belong
ing to her lather, which, all dusty ami
worm-eaten, had perhaps been stand
ing fir vears against the wall, in the
place wiiere she now beheld it. She
seized it in triumph and rushed to the
window, just as tho fiercest of all her
pursuers had succeeded in forcing the
frail barrier which stood before her.
He laughed in derision ns she raised
the old umbrella at his approach ; but,
nevertheless, the surprise occasioned
by the movement caused him to draw
back. In nn instant the Countess had
sprung upon the still of the open win
dow, and, licloro he had recovered
self-possession enough to grasp her
garments, she disappeared through the
casement. A cry of horror burst
from the group of brigands as they
rushed forward to the window, fully
expecting to behold the form of tho
fiir Countess dashed to pieces on the
pavement of the eourl-ynrd. But the
old umbrella, which she slill held in a
linn grasp, hail saved her from death
n:id dishonor. It had opened in her
descent, ami, catching the breeze as
she fell, was bearing her gently to the
ground, where she alighted unharmed,
und, reaching the gale before her pur
suers hail even thought of descending
the stairs, found ' a refuge nt. the cot
tage of one of thi-peasants of the es
tate. The Countess, now married, is
living at the court of Isabella 1 1.,
where she holds one of the h gliest ap
pointments. A I'nrtiinn I.imI mill a CliriU MurUi-rr l.
A Lombard peasant left his home,
some years ago, to try his fortune in
the United States. Alter the usual
up an I downs incident to the life of
the einurant, he loun I himself the
possessor of dO.iWO dollniv; and with
this amount he determined to return
to his native lard. With so larre an
amount us this he could indulge in the
luxury of revisiting his native hills.
among which he might hope to spend
the remnant ot his thtvs the
reach of nan!. IK' was livin 'in Xartsc. bartered his Xaoo-
loons ni'iiviif01 thtyeill them in Up
per Italy for irovernui nt inner, he
laid his weal lii upon a table and sallied
lorth, p naps to strike a bargain for
the pur h seof a small firm in the
neighborhood, leavin r a little child nt
play in his room. ' When he returned
home, he Ion i l hi hard earned for
tune, thefi ii't of years ol anxious toil
and r.s lute scll-dema . u mere soionl-
dering liei.i of aso.-s uuon his o vn
hearth. I'lie child, for want of some
better a iiiisom mr, h id iluug thy pile of
notes into the fire. In a ii.iroxvtm of
blind fury, the nun stretched the in
nocent offender dead ut bis feet with a
single blow, and is now in jail await
ing his trial for tho murder.
I.v a certain family not long since a
pair of twins made their appearance,
and as a matter of course were shown
to their little sister of four years.
Now it so happened whenever u pro
lific cat of the household had kittens,
one of them, of course the prettiest,
was saved, ami the rest drowned.
When the twins were shown the child
by their happy father, little M
looked at them lonrr nnd
and at length, putting her little finger
up on ine ciicck ot one ol them, looked
up, and said, with all the seriousness
possible "Pana. I thlnh .'
- An illiterate man wUIif
some animals, at an agricultural exhi
bition, wrote as follows to the Secre
tary. "Also ' enter mi CmIu Ui
jackass; I am sura of getting the
irua k i.o q vex ie.
The Philadelphia Post condoles the
present precarious position of the
President as demonstrating the dan
ger of that littal girt of clotpienee which
tempted His Excellency to play the
peripatetio orator and to mitigate the
austerities of travel by making speeches
oiit of tavern windows. These ihctor
ieal indulgences, the result, perhaps,
of a controlling vinous voracity, do
now rise up ag tinst the sneaker, and
for iiuiiiv i lie words is he brought unto
judgment. Perhaps it is native good
sense, perhaps it is a prudence stimu
lated by the President's misfortunes,
which prevents the Hon. John Mor
rissey from attempting the part of a
talkative traveler. The other day,
when this gentleman arrived at Little
Ilock mid was taking his ease io his
inn, the inhabitants of tho vicinage,
being informed of his advent, thronged
about his iti irters pluying ou trom
bones and cornets, upon drums and
trumpets, and blowing ibrtissimo to
kens of their undying alfeetion and
irreprcssibledelight. .Nine men in ten
.in .Morrissey's position would, as a
nutter of course, have attempted a
speech without tho least regard for
their anility to make a goo I one; hut
our sagacious member knew hy long
olrserva'don that promiscuous crowds
minutely prefer lum to riietow, and
toddy to tropes, nud had far rather
"liiiuor than listen. heretore Mr,
Murrksey requested his landlord Io
deploy his decanter, und then he in
vile I the lioriis outsi Io to make the
acpi liiitain-e of the horns inside the
house. Tho sereiiadcrs yielded id
once to the thrilling cio pence of this
spiritoussu ;g"stion,an I proeee led with
thirsty enthusiasm to absorb those po
tent ll lids which were luspitabry
place I at their tlispostl. We are sat
isfied that if Mr. Johns mi had pursued
this judicious and hiiurioii course, he
might have cse.tpiil one at least of the
Articles of Impeachment, while he
would have left behind him ninny,
tender memories enshrined in bosoms
of uncommon toughness. Admitting
that it would have been morally wrong
to put the bottle to tho lips of his ad
mirers, instead of keeping it in the
closet lor Ins own private use, it must
nevertheless be allowed that by open
ing the mouths ot Ins numerous cal'
lers he might have succeeded in keep
ing his own judiciously closed. What
has become of his pursuing the lectur
ing rather than tho liipioring policy is
now known to all tho inhabitants of
this populous llcpiiblic.
A Ullllloiiiilre In tho Pcnltentlnrjr.
John Develin, the Brooklyn member
of the whisky ring, who was sent to
our J'cnitentiury for defrauding the
Government out ot dilrerent sums of
money, has arrived at that institution.
It is said he made upwards of half a
million of dollars. I le is the richest
man in the Institution. He is worth
two million of dollars. This is a
world 'ol' change ! L ist year Develin
indulged in woodcock and cushioned
nriii-ehnirs. 'I bis year he will devote
to siioe-inaking und cor meal, made
attractive wilh "long-sweetening"
New ( r!c im m dass s. The worship
pers of Ked Tape undertook to save
the millionaire from the proper pun
ishment fir his nisculitv, but they
were no; c.ual to the task. Develin
wid "eat the bread of industry" for the
first time in some years. Develin's
fate mid shaved head should, and we
trust will, prove a warniug to other
rich rascals who find in fraud and per
jury mi easy road to sudden riches and
the .State Prison. Develin did intend
to run for Congress next liill. Having
been elected to the Penitentiary, he
will not be able to participate in the
canvass. Albany iW.
TilK permanent bridge over the
Mississippi, nt Omaha is settled. It
is 1 1 be erected half a mile south of
the business centre, where the h:gh
ground will enable the company to
run on an easy grade to the foot of the
mountains. The company has select
ed the depot grounds, which will be
appraised, aiid the owtiers paid by the
city. The bridge is to lie nf granite
foundation and piers, and the iron
sirui'ture, it is estini tted, will cost
iboutwo million. It will be nearly
two years under construction. The
co iipany is surveying the ground and
sound. ng the river, ami will commence
work in a fe-v weeks. The granite
will be brought' there from the llocky
The Richmond Enjuirer says that
a gentleman in that city recently pur
chased some oysters from a York river
boat; attached to and imbedded in the
shell of one of them ho encountered a
metalic substance. The oyster ho car
ried homo, and there proceeded to
break it to pieces with a hammer, when
he found that it continued a French
gold coin, known as a Louis d'or, of
the value of about $1 1, bearing date
1573. It is probable, that it was lost
overboard from the French fleet dur
ing the siege of Yorktown; ; : i
. i . i.i , - .
A Wksterm orator has somewhat
startled his hearers by proposing the
idea of "grasping a ray ot.ligut from
the great orb of .day, spinning it into
threads of gold, and with them weav
ing a shroud in which to, wrap the
whirlwind which dies upon the bosom
of our 'WeBtern prairies." ' They feaW
that the machinery woull, breakbe
fore the fabric was through the loom. '
iie.n Asa HAiirir.i.
Those who adhere to a political par
ty for some better theory which they
liave associated with it are gradually
compelled to acknowledge that a par
ty must be judged by tho policy which
its muioj'itv approves and adopts, not
by the principles which a few members
may assist upon asserting. It is not
the traditions of a party which can
save it, but its practical measures.
When the Democratic! party in tlje
country became a macbineby which the
perpetuity and ascendency of slavery
were to be secured, sincere Democrats
left it. It was useless to say that it
was a free trade party, and a party
that asserted the strict limitations of
government, anil was a State-rights
and decentralizing and anti-bank par
ty ; because the paramount political
question was neither of those, but was
the eontrollhiir nower of slavery : and
the Democrats who believed tiiat the
system and the extention of slavvry
were fatal to free government and the
national welfare joined the Opposi
tion. The result was that the moral sen
timent of the country deserted tho
Ik'inocratic parly, which beeamo tin
der the despotic leadership of the
Southern chiefs a mere conspiracy
against free government and human
nature. Its sole object wa the mainten
ance of the supremacy was of slavery,
and its methods included suppression
of free speech, iiioIh, vigilance com
mittee, and a vast. and systematic
demoralization ot the public mind
naturally nnd inevitably cn!mriatiiig
in n fierce and prolonged rebellion.
Until the rebellion was suppressed or
victorious t tie only practical question
was the war ; 'and until the nation,
convulsed by the war, is pacified and
restored to a normal condition,' the
practical measures upon which parties
must divide are those immediately
connected with the pacification.
There arc therefore now tho party
of those who inflexibly oppose the
subserviency of the Democratic party
to shivery, who steadfastly supported
tho war against the supremacy of
slavery in the government and who
are resolved that the defeat of the
party supporting that supremacy
shall be secured in tho reconstruction
of the country. This is one of the
present parties. The other is tlio op
position composed of all tho misccllu
iteouseleuients ofhatred, ignorance and
discontent the hatred ofubaflled fac
tion, tho ignorance of those who are
swayed liy appeals to the luisest pas
sions, and the discontent of politicians
out of power ; of those who pinched
by the necessary consequences of a trc
menduons war, hold the dominant
party responsible for the suffering oc
casioned by the rebellion; and of those
w ho are impatient of the extravagances
ofsomo of the leaders of the dominant
party, and by the occasional crudity
of some measures they propose.
This Opposition, calling itself the
Conservative or Democratic party, is
the residuary legatee of all the passions
and prejudices that were generated by
the long slavery contest. Its present
policy is contemptuous injustice to
ward those whom tho war feed, in the
hope that nn appeal to the jealousy of
race, added to the reaction that follows
any prolonged tension of public feel
ing, may restore it to power. It tries
to claim free-trade as one of its pass
ports to public favor, although some of
the ablest and most conspicuous free
traders arc not less eminent Republi
cans, and the subject is one upon which
party lines are not, and cannot yet be,
drawn. It talks about the strict limi
tation of government, but not so ably
as many of those who are radically op
posed to it upon, the paramount ques
tion. The only point which is peculiar
to this Conservative or Democratic
party is hostility to equal rights. That
is the subject upon which alone it is
fully concentrated. Upon this all its
orators are equally eloquent, and its
newspapers equally humorous. "Shall
this not remain a white man's govern
ment?" shouts the Reverend . Henry
Clay Dean, and t'.e New York World
gives endless columns of painful bur
lesque of the "Pan African" Conven
tions. It is in the extreme examples that
the dcnccncy of the Democratic party
must lie studied. They show tho par
ty intention and drift. They reveal
the sentiments and purposes which
more' than plainly apiiear as the party
believes' itself ascending to power.
Thus if, pe rsonally Fernando Wood
is distasteful to many of his political
-iusot'iatcs; if he sometimes speaks a
little more plainly than they think to
be politic, he is only excessive in the
party direction. I f Air. Wood asperses
the living General Howard upon an
authority "which I was very careful to
say I would not guarantee," the New
York World constantly insults in the
coarsest manner t,he memory of , the
dead President Lincoln. If Chauneey
Burr says that a hundred assassins
would have disposed of the Radicals,
the Albany Argxu asks whether' the
knot must be cut by the sword. ;v If
Vallandigham derides the cowardice
of thb Pomocraey, the whole Copper
head fires rJdTcules ."loyalty" and
i rindceJ tf'itji ; parties JPas bemre'j
the war, fm.he profitably studied, in
what are. "called, iheic 'fanatics ' In
CoDgregs to-3ay Fernando Wood and
Thaddeus Stevens nay bo considered
tl.e opposing representatives. Mr.
Stevens says that with free schools and
universal suffrage he will trust tho
futiue.. . Intelligence and equal rights,
those are the objective points; of tho
dominant parly. . Caste and ignorance,
as its necessary condition, are the pol
icy of the Opposition. Ixt any man
compare tho clip.icter and scope of '
tho arguments and appeals made by
the two parties. Those of the one are ,
io the noblest principles, the most gen-
erous emotions, and in support of a
policy which is off tho plainest ne
cessity, and of practical utility. Those I
of the otherare to the lowest passion; i
and in favor of a course which all ex-:
pcrionce, and our own immediate his-
tory, show to be fatal to thq national ,
welfare. . When the condition of pub '
lio affairs allows a party to strengthen
its politieal position with the', moral
sentiment, it ' will . be impregnable
among intelligent men. liut if it
disdain that souroo of strength it will i
inevitably lose power.-iarKr Weekly
Tho Elementeof Democratic Nneeeea.
During the winter of 18G2-3, while
tho army of General Grant was trench- .
ing nway on the ill-starred-Vicksburg
canal, there came to the camp of the
thirteenth corps, a newsiinper editor, j
partly intent ou cotton and partly iu j
the character of eorresiiondeitt to the
Ln Chutae J)emomtt. II is letters wern'i
signed ISrick l'oincroy, nnd wore W
openly in favor of (he rebel cause, sn i
iilnisivc of the Union troops nud the
government that thi; writer was soon I
sent beyond thu lilies ut' the army. . ,i
Returning homu iu desperation, thoi
frcnied traitor sceuis to iiiivu made a
schedule of all the vituperative, niali-f
eious epithets compassed by i ho Ku-. t
glisli language- nud the wide domain
of slang. ' Flaying' ft reekly fan fan"'
upon tiiis gamut of vitiieration, the? '
columns ut the La Cdm JJemocrat hat
poured lorth n torrent of billingsgata f
that has been a disgrace to the journal
ism of civilized people, No species of
malediction or abuse has been spared '
tho t'.'epuhlican party or its measures,
no eulogy been too fulsomo for the de
feated traitors of tho South,
The names of honored soldiers who
fell during the war have been dragged :
up to be traduced and slimed with
abuse by this fierce organ of Democ-
racy. The martyred Lincoln hus been t
branded as a villian, tyrant and fiend, ,
and his murderer eniionied as a saint
and savior. In many cases its Ian
gunge became so grossly vulgar and
indecent that copies wera suppressed
by subscribers who had yet self-re-
spect enough to shrink from taking
such a sheet into the presence of their
families. What has been the result ? '
Instead of being discarded, ns it de-
served, its circulation has grown until
it now circulates the enormous number -of
140,000 per week, far outrenchirg .
tho World, or any other Democrat).
organ in the country. Xot merely in
the South, where its envenomed ex-"
halations are eagerly sought and read,
but throughout the North, it rcia'.ve '.
tho support of the representative Cop- ,
perhcuils of every community. We
arc therefore no longer left in doubt as
to who constitutes the Democratic par
ty. Not tho milk-and-water minority I
who read the maunderings of tho
World, but the fierce, rampaut majority .
to whom Brick I'omoroy's senseless
drivel is law and gospel.
Jt is not surprising, that havmrr
struck the key-note of the party" in
whose lavor there is thought to be so
vigorous a '.eaction," tho La Crosse j
Democrat should have waxed rich and
begun to sigh for a broader field of
labor. Our latostintelligenceconcern
ing it is that the paper-is tolie re
moved to Cincinnatr-and ( hicago, amD
that its editor is canvassing the South ;
ostensibly for subscriber, but really.
tor the purpose ot having himself nom
inated for tho next Vice Presidency -by
tho party which he has done so i
much to sustain. He is the man ofi
all others to wear tire honors of thai
Democratic party.. Up with the ticket,)
Pendleton and Pouieroy! Tho nigger
where io ought to belaud the Consti-?:
tution forever! ..3
Dlack In the Southern lonreutlon.
It may be Interesting to our read-4
ers to learn the. proportion borne byj
the number of colored, to the number!
of White dulcgutia intlie various con
stitutional conventions. "A great deal
of exaggerated talk iu relation to it has7
been the roundsof the press. ' In Vir-'
ginia there are 125 delegates, of whom 1
25 are colored ; In ,NovJu-- Carolina ,
there were 120 delegates, of whom 13 ,
were, colored ; in Arkansas 78 dele- '
fates, of whom 5 were colored ; In '
lississippi 128 delegates, of whom 12
were colored ; in Florida 80 dolegatea-)
of whom 20 were colored ; In Georgiav
19a delegates, of wfconi la were col- .
ored ; in Alabama about one-fifth, and '
aod In South CarolWaVU o:ir.a!r
of the delegates, were1 colored nien,
and in Louisiana akfoj the vrgroea
had s mojority-r-a majority of 10, ; : 1
Ctajutcaa af YitgUU.
General llarvy H.' Wells 'of Alexia
andrta, was on the 4th iflBtf appointed''
Governor of Yfrgr by 'neral '
Sehofleld.1 Hi has iea teaiiirlhe ia
YJrgtnitv Vines l86aj ifptttn Jlwhi
gatx aod wasaTJre'vet BrtdUies Gen-
era! in'thc' TJtJted State Artar. H'
eolere otrtho discharge of fcjj duties ai '
6ace - ''.. . . .j