Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, May 15, 1863, Image 1

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Shakespeare used to be a taleated person.
fle could portray a thing with much ability,
especially for the theatre, for which he
scemed to have a natural instinct. In con.
scquence of which it would be a uighty
good thing if he was living at the present
day to enact these things on the stage.
Wouldn't they be rich? The undersigned
having formerly been a j. p., with great
cclat, he would therefore invoke a portion
of the sacred nine on this occasion, to as-
sist the fires of his intellect on his high
dramatic comjosition. Which he asks
with far greater confilence, owing to the
fact; that Shakspeare being now extinct,
there is a histrionic vacum, or, as it were
an aching void, which appeals to the intel-
lect of the period with much ability.
Honest Old Ale,
2 Boys,
5 African Witches,
A Little Woman,
20.000 Wide Awalkes.
Honest Od Abe mauling some rails, and
inging. +*O, Dinah, is de hoe cake done,”
with much warmth.
SCENE 11, :
The same with several nigger witches in
the distance, dancing juber round a big pot
with fire under it.
First Witch—
Stir up the charm,
Or powerful barm,
And throw in seme wool,
Over al eyes to pully
While we stir, stir, sur!
Second Witch—
Here’s wool from the head
Of Old Uncle Ned,
Who died long ago, long ago ;
While he dreamec 1n hig bed,
I'soteit and fled,
Atter biting oft his big tue.
Thad Witch—
Here’s a nail frem the thumb,
Of old Uncle Tow;
Likewise two jaw-teeth,
Which I found underneath,
A far spreadimg juniper tree ;
Where the pious old saint,
Proof to sin’s slightest taint,
Was beaten to death by Degree.
Fourth Witch—
Here's Beecher’s last sermon,
All recking with vermin—
Foul vermin which not in blocd,
[Here they all clasp their noses aud sing
jn concert |—
Ob, the horrible stench !
No wonder we clench,
Our noses by common consent ;
But the charm mast go through,
I" ough we sicken and spew,
For its teo late now io repent.
Iifth Witch—
Here's Greeley's last issue
Of falsehood a tissue,
As foul as the slime of a toad,
1 read it last night
By a Wide-Awake lamp,
Which 1 found mn the bond of the road
| Dashes it into the pot. |
As sure as I'm a hag,
I'he American flag
1s naught but a * ‘Haunting lie,”
Whale the soul of John Biown
Which went “down, derry down *’
Has gove up to the regions on high.
All the witches—
la, ha, ha —bully for Grecley.
The same—The honest old person advan-
ccs towards the witches, with a big. maul
in one hand and dinner basket in the other,
while a large dogwood glut proceeds from
each trowser pocket. He sings—
Possum up a gum stump,
Cooney in de hollah,
Taddy ink a ding ding, diddle, diddle,dol'ah
First witch-—Dry up old slab sides.
Lincoln--That reminds me of a little an-
Second witch—Let’s hear it, old lop ear.
Lincoln—Wall, its abut one of my flist
clients, Ile made cut a fust rate case, and
1 came into court with it, sure of success.
But when the witnessesses for the defence
was examined I saw my ‘cake was dough,’
and so did my client, for he bent clean over
and whispered iu my ear, say he, ‘1 guv it
up,” suys he.
A'®'the witches—Ha, ba, ba, ha, bully
for your fust clicut, old jaw-bone,
First witch—[ Aside} —He's the very man
for our purpose. He ean maul rails and
tell anecdotes.
They sing—
Kick the chunks beneath our charm,
Stir it well and keep it warm,
We have found the man we want ;
Democrats, avant! avaunt!
We'll put the devil on your track,
With a big buck nigger on his back,
And if he catch ycu, woe the day,
The nigger come [rom Africa.
First witch ~All haik the Sccond Wash-
Second witch - All hail the pride and
glory of the wighty West,
All the witches ~Hail Honest Qld 2be |
Hail President that shall be, as the sequel
shall truly show. [Vhey sing]
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, boil,
Who this devilish charm can foil,
Lard oil lamps and cil cloth capes,
Bugs and bats, baboons and apes ;
Who 2an stand before the swarm,
We shall conjure with o r charm ¥
Up whang-doodles, and fools !
You must be our supple tools ;
We must dig a million graves;
We must free four million slaves, -
For each white son or father slain,
Upon the bloody battle plain,
Four negroes shall their freedoin gain !
A law office in the mighty West—Mr,
Lincoln reading the Tribune with his usnal
ability. He is delighted to learn that the
normal condition of the terr.tories is that
of freedom” [Euter a messenger, out of
Messenger—The wig [ah] wig-wigwam
has nom-n minated you for president.
Lincoln —Wal, I swow. Ain't you jest
ing. .
Messenger —Nary time. You're nomina-
ted, that's honest.
Lincoln — Wal, stranger, jest you keep
shop a spell, till [ come back. There's a
little woman that'll be tickled half to death
aver this.
|Exit Washington No 2.]
A cottage in the suburbs, a little woman
washing dishes, a couple of half-grown
spindleshanked boys sitting on the floor,
playing the complicated game of bushel
with red and yellow corn grains.
Enter the Second Washington, greatly
Second Washington—“Ilave you hearn
the late news 277
Little womnan-—*No, but IT would like
Second Washington—¢<Wal, I'm nomina-
ted for President, by jingo. [I beat Seward
like » mice, hooray for me !,, He sings and
dances : :
Oh, I trabhled over de new cut road,
And on stump there sot a toad.
De toad he wink and de bullfrog hollah,
And de bullfrog kick’d him plum in the wa ‘er
Get out o’de way, old Daniel Tucker,
You come too late to git your supper !”
Lattle woman—| Dropping the dishrag]—
“Du tell—hooray for us !”
Second Washiugton—Do you hear that,
Bob ¢"
Bob—¢Yes, I hear a confounded noise,”
Second Washington—¢Of eourse you do;
[’m nominated for President. Run and tell
the neighbors, and if you see Old Jerry,hire
him to saw up the whole woed pile! we're
some pumpkins now.’, [To the little weo-
won]—¢ And you send for lame Jane to do
the house work, We belong to the ‘Upper
Tens. aud must have our waiters. Give
lame Jane $1 25 a week rucher nor miss,
and make ber airn it. [Exit Abe.]
Springfield, dllinois, crowded with wide-
awakes, (quipped with lamps, capes, &c.
Great enthusiasm prevails. They call for
Lincoln. *‘A speech from Honest Old Abe,
¢Lineoln, Lincoln!” le shortly appears,
mounts the platform, takes cf his hat,
cheer after cheer reuding the air for some
Lincoln —* Fellow citizens,” I heard you
wanted for tc see me, and I wanted for to
see you; I have heretofore appearcd for the
purpose of secing you, and giving you an
opportunity for to see me.” [Cries of good
good, bully for you.]
[The unanitnous opinion of the multitude
1s that the speech was the ablest ever deliv-
ed on a similar, or any ther occasion. |
Night— A wide-awake procession passing
in review, with drums, banners and mottoes.
1st. Musicians, playing Old John Brown
2d. Standard bearer with a sixteen star
3. Wide-awales, with mottes, to wit:
No Union with slavcholders.
The Constitution is a league with hell.
Let the Union slide.
\7c can whip the South before breakfus’,
The irrepressible conflict, let it come.
Down with Slave Oligarchy,
Free soil, free speech and free men.
John Brown wasa martyr and a saint.
There's a higher law than the Constitu-
No compromises with slavery, fe.
SCENE 111.
| Lincoln, sitting in his office, relating a
little aneciote to ons of his first cients
Enter Bob, and bands him a leiter. He
tears the envelope and reads aloud:|
Ausuiy, New "York, June, 1860.
¢Mr. LixcoLN—Sir: Tam pained to sce
that you propose to give your “views at
length” on the great issues now before the
people. Dou't vo it, for God's sake! If
you do, we're gone up. On the contrary,
keep your mouth shut, for-you will lose a
State every ime you open it. Even your
silence may not save you, for you will re-
member the fate of the foul fool at the par-
ty, who was found out before he had said a
word. Mum's the ticket. SEWARD.
Line In—¢ Wal, I avow,that's cool. Sew's
mad vekase 1 beat him. I'll give my views
as much as I please, unless [“conclade not
10 doit in my, own head. By golly, I ain’t
gomg to he hogsed by him, nor nobody like
After the election.
wWoodland—nigger witches stirring their
pot again. Lincoln in the distance, survey-
ing the rail timber,
All the witches—
«« Stir, stir, with might and main,
See old jaw-bone comes again,
Talking to himself tis plan.”
Lincoln—(To himself]—I, that 18 me
personally, Abraham Lincoln, President of
the United States, do hereby certify that the
foregoing——hold on. Know all men by
these presents, that I, Abraham Lin ¢-o-l-n,
President of the United States, called by the
sutfrages of a fice people to—."
All the witches :
«Ho, old lop ear, dry that up,
Toy not with your bitter cup,
Full of horrors you must sup.”
Lincoln--*Birds and animals are scen at
a disadvantage through a fog.”
“Stir, stir stir!
We must conjure up a charm,
Honest Abe to shield from harm !
Stir, stir, stir!
Blackbird drewned in printer’s mk ;
Pouch of skunk, and hide of mink,
Baboon claws and nigger heel,
Fork of snake aud skin of ccl,
Throw them in and stir them well.”
Lincoln—“If you're a stirring up that
soup for the President elect, there's several
of those ingredients that must be Icft out—-
particulary the mink skin. Certainly it is
more agreeably 10 eat good soug, than soup
which is indifferent, and any soup is better
when it is good, than when 1t ain’t.
Witches —
Dry your silly gabble up,
Toy not with your bitter cup,
Tis wine expressed from viper's eggs,
But you must arink it to the dregs.
Last night we saw a pool of gore
Congealed upon the dreary moor,
And round it twelve mask: d villains swore
To take yocr life in Baltimore.
Each took a ghastly human skull
With blazing orimstone brimming full,
And by the light so wierd and blue,
They danced and sang like pirate crew:
Fe, fi. fo, fum,
We smell the blood of wll Bug Hum,
And if to Baltimore he come,
Dead or alive we will have some.”
Lincoln—If this isn’t all artificial, T see
that witch hanging must bo revived again,
This thing of rining broom sticks, stirring
mink skin soup, anl squeezing out suake
for a beverage, is unconstitutional, and
Le dried up. The Chisago platform is op-
posed to all the twin relics of barbarism,
and witcheraft is one of ‘em. Witches
ain't born equal, like the noble African,
no how, and I'll confiscate the whole fra-
Hold on. old lop ear — repent !
"I'was we who made you President;
And now we come with good intent
Being of African descent.
Lincoln—I beg pardon; birds and ani.
mals are scen at such a disadvantage
through a dense fog, that [ did'nt recog.
nize your color. Witches of African de-
scent are exempt from confiscation, of
course; also from taxation, draft and other
annoyances of that kind, Oh yey, I'm
honest Abs you know.
Come, then, and join our group, .
And seal your pledge with mink-skin soup.
Do ths, or we will give you o'er
Unto the tvelve in Baltimore.
tancoln—My partiality for mink skin
soup will not allow me to decline your
generous invita ion. He participates in the
At this juncture, in come Elmira, and’
says she, ¢ [Us ten o'clock, Aleck, and here
vou are, writing away, with vour usual abil.
ity, on the issues of the day.”
To which the undersigned rephed with
much sang froid. Says I, What you say is
tellect to bear on high dramatic composi-
tion for the theatre, I could not find no
place to quit, ll I got old Abe into the
mink skin soup, etc., which is the best joke
of the season. My next paper will also
be of the histrionic style, showing up old
Abe and the witches with the utmest abili-
ty. After which 1 then went to bed.
Your dutiful, most obliged,
Most obedient and devoted,
; Hamble Servant,
{77 Author of these, and formerly, j. p.
The Republican press say it is (reason
to advocate the cause of Peace. Even
preachers continue to preich war, and yet
Curist, in his sermon on the Mount, tells
us that, “Blessed are the peace-makers ; for
they shall be called the children of God.’
and in Romans—X. 15—we are further
told : ‘How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of Peace,” Which
is it safer, therefore, to follow—the teach-
ings of the Republican press and War prea-
chers, or, the teachings of the New Tes-
tament—the written Will of the Son of God:
et AAA pn.
Pra Away.~-4 Washington correspondent
says the President is not at all pleased with
the results of six months’ pregaration being
wasted in two hours fighting in frontof Char-
leston and that the ironclads, are again to do
what they left undone the other day. Andin
stead of a "reconnoissance;’’ they are to firc
while one of them can hold together or else
take Charieston,
all very true.but L have been bringingimy in- |
It will be remembered by our readers that
in the report of the Committee oa the Con-
duct of the War, allusion was made to the
Order Nou, 8, which Gereral Burnside had
drawn up, and held ready to promulgate,
with the a-sent of the President ; which,
however, was withheld, and so the order
was never published. Segn after the report
of the Committee appeared in print, Gen.
John Cochrane, of New York, who held a
| éommand under Burnside, wrote and pnb-
{ lished a letter in defence of Limsclf against
refiections upon his conduct for the part he
took in defeating a movement which Burn-
side had planned and bad very much at heart,
Ly representations to the President wlich
induced him to countermand the order for
the marching of the expedition, In the
course of his defense, Gen. Cochrane said of
Order No. 8, it ¢* dismissed [rem the service
and relieved of the Army of the Potomac,
those who had disturbed Burnside. Ar the
head of this swod the significant name of
Gen. Jor Hooker.” :
This annunciation somewhat startled the
public, and mach anxiety was evinced to sce
the order, but it was not to be seen. Some
questioned the fact, so far as related to Gen.
Hooker, because the President, when he re-
lieved Geu. Burnside, put Houker in his
place at the head of the Army of the Poto-
mac, But now the cat is out of the bag--
the New York Herald has, by some means,
got hold of the order, and published it. We
give it as it appears in that paper of the 22d
uit :
Headquarters Army of Potomac,
Jan, 23 1863,
First—Gemnval Joseph E. Hooker, Major
General of Volunteers. and Brigadier Gener-
al of the United States Army, having been
guilty of unjust and unnecersary eriticisms
of the actions of his superior officers and of
the authorities, and having by the general
tone of his conversation, endeavored to ere-
ate distrust in the mmds of officers who have
associated with him, and having by omis
sions and otherwise, made reports and state
ments which were calculated to create in-
correct impi¢ssions and for habitually speak
ing in disparaging terms of other officers, is
hercby dismissed from the scrvice of the
United States as a man unfit to hold an im-
portant commission during a crisis like the
present, when su much patience, charity,
confidence, consideration and patriotism re
due from cvery soldier in the fiell.
This order is issued subject to the appro-
val of the President of the United S ates.
Second — Brigadier General, W. T; IL
Brooks, commanding First Division Sixth
Ary Corps, for complaining of the policy
of the government, and for using language
tending to demoralize his command, is, sub-
ject to the approval of the President of the
United States, dismissed from the military
servize of the United States,
Third— Brigadier General John Newton,
commanding Third Division Sixth Army
Corps, and Brigadier Gencral John Coch-
rate, commanding Fist Brigade, Third Di-
vision, Sixth Army Corps, for going to the
President of the United States with criti-
cisms upon the plans of his commanding of-
ficer, are, subject to the approval of the
President, dismissed from the m.litary ser-
viee of the United States, #¥.
Fourth—Tt being evident that the follow-
ing named officers can be of no farther ser-
vice to this army, they are hereby relieved
from duy, and will report in person without
delay to the Adjutant General of the United
Brates Army :
Major General WW. B. Franklin, command-
ing Left Grand Division,
Major General W. F. Smith, commanding
Sixth Army Corps.
Brigadier General Samuel D. Sturgis, com-
manding Sezond Division, Ninth Army
Corps. 3
Brigadier General Edward Fererro, com-
manding Second Brigade, Second Division,
Ninth Army Corps.
Brigadier General John Cochrane, com-
manding Second Brigade, Second Division,
Sixth Army Corps.
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Taylor, Acting
Adjutant General Right Grand Division.
By command of
Major General A. E. BurNsike,
Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adj, Gen.
——e dl
MeraL-Tiepep SiQks,—Shoes are an im-
portant item in the expense of clothing chil-
dren, as every parent will understand.—
They invariaple wear out their -shoes at the
toe first, and not uufrequently before the
other parts are quarter worn. Children’s
shoes with Metal tips never wear nut at the
toe* and it is safe to say that on an average
one pair with them will more than out-wear
three pairs without them. We believe all
the shoe dealers keep them.
Tus Protestant clergy of France, io the
number of six hundred and eighty have sign
ed an addsess to the English clergymen, ask,
ng the latter to throw the whole of ther 1n-
fluence in favor of the North during the pres-
ent rebeliion in this country,
—eeeal le.
Tae Comte de Paris has painted a large
picture of the battle of Gaines Mill, which
containg many patriots, among which that
‘of General McClellan is not tg be found. —
the picture has been photographed,
The Grand Tnquisitor at Washington has
touched his bell, and one of the most promi-
nent citizens of the United States, ‘the Hon.
C. L. Vallandigham, of Ohio, has gone to
prision. He was arrested by military force
at 2 o'clyck after midnight, on yesterday by
soldiers from Cincinnati. At that hour of
cource, no organized resistance could be
‘made, though the alarm bells were rung and
a few jeople assembled : but the min‘ons of
absolute power had already dragused their
victim fo a distance. Mr. Vallandigham
was carried to Cincionati; but it is not yet
known in which of the Federal fortresses hy
is to Le immured.
So the Jacobins have celebrated another
triumph, and added another dark deed to
the catalogue of their offcuces against the
Constitution and against public morals. Mr.
Vallandigham is a prominent candidate for
Governor of Ohio. and, in view of the large
Dernocra ic majority mn the Buckeye State.
the Administration thought it best to arrest
the candidate rather than the voters at the
polls. “There must be but one party dur-
ing the war,” say the Jacobin Leaguris j—
hence all loyal Democrats must forget their
politics, the time honored usag:s of the'r par-
ty, the Constition of the United Sates, their
rights as citizens, and their duty to their
county, to serve tie Administration. After
the restoration 4 peace, which may be
when the daisies shall have grown over the
graves of the present generation, the J .cob-
ins will surrender the pow.r which they
have basely usurped, and return it to the.
people ! Can any one believe in such pucrile
promises, ater witnessing the tyrannical
acts of the men in power ?
“Surrender at disecretion,” cry the Jaco-
bins, and we will not harm you, We will
merely put you in irons, to see. what you
will agree to, to be let loose again,” What
absardity, to suppose that those who are
thus abusing the power they have usurped,
will ever be wailing to surrender it, and
place themselves on tral before the people!
What the Jacobins aim at, is the subjuga-
Aion of the people, in order that an ignoran
cruel and fanatical faction may govern, in-
stead of the majority.
After the foregoing remarks were in typet
we received a telegraphic despatch from Cin-
cinnati, dated last mght, conveying the in-
formation th t the people of Dayton, Ohio,
feeling outraged by the arrest of Hon, C. L-
Val andigltam, have cut all the (elegraph
wires in that city, and set the office of ihe
Journa! (Republican) on flee. [i was
feared that other property would also be
destroyed. The Telegraph office was 2'osed
in apprehension, it 1s said, of being assuil®
ed by the excited populace. God help the
country !
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is responsi-
ble for the following:
A curious scene ocsurred on the cars of
the Little Miama railroad the other day.—
Some g.ntleman on the train it scems, had
a device gui out of one cf the old fashioned
cents, representing very neately the **Goc-
dessof Liberty.” A very pompous and
burlay fellow with a tlashy vest, and. an
inorcinate display of jewelry. took great of-
fnee at the device, when the foNewing con-
fab ensued :
Pompous Chap— “What in the hell are
you wearing that ‘‘copperhead” emblem
for 1
Gentleman —Will you answer me a ques-
tion first 2
Pompous Chap—*‘yes,”’
Gentleman—+*Arn’t you an army contrac-
«Well, suppose Tam.”
<¢Arn’t you an Abohtionest {”
“Yes, dyed in the wool.”
“llavent you always sung ‘let the South
slide 1%
“D—n em, they ought to have been in
hell long ago.”’
“Don’t you now sneer all the time at the
Constitution of the United States ?''
“Constitution be d—d ; this is wo time to
taik of Constitutions.’
“Well, continued the gentleman, do you
ever wear any of these emblems, pointing
to the device.””
“No, by G—d,’’ said the flashy contrac-
“Thea sir,," said the gentleman, it is to.
distinguished myself from such arrant hy-
pocrities, money leeches and scoundrels as
you, that I wear this.”
The people in the car fairly roared, and
the crest-fallen negro worshipper and Treas-
ury pimp got up from his seaf and wept in-
to another car.
Berved him right.
¢ The same paper, contains this good
Who is it that wishes the rebels success
but is too cowardly and mean to shoulder
his musket and give of his money to assist
We know of no one who answers the des.
oription so well as an army contractor, ‘who
is an active member of the Loyal League
Gugrd and whose attention has been cntire-
ly given to Fswindling the governnment and
abusing emocrats.
meet arety Smet
177 Read our advertisewents,
A despatch from St. Johns, N. F. gives
the names saved from the Anglo-Saxon, —
They numbered 205, viz ; 33 cabin passen-
gers, 103 steerage, and 71 of the crew.—
When she left Liverpoo! sha had 360 pas-
sengers and a crew of Y4 men, in all 444
persons. The whole number lost is, there-
ture, 239.
The mails are all lost. The ship is bro.
ken up in fourteen fathoms of water. None
of the cargo has been saved.
The fodowing is the lirst oflizer’s state
ment I
The Anglo S.xon efi Liverpool on the
16th inst., at 5 P. M. She experienced strong
westerly gales until Saturday, the 25th at 8
P. M, when she fell in with ice and a thick
foz, The engines were immediately slowed.
At 10 P, M. the ice being so thick aud hea-
vy, the engines were stopped altogether, a
light breeze from the south forceing the ship
ahead about one knot an hour. Aud A. M.
on the 20th, the fog lifted, and the ice hav-
ing slacked, we set the foretopsails and head
sails, moving the engines occasionally at a
dead slow. We continued our corse t ward
clear water. A!2 P, M- we got the ship |
clear of ice, and steered northwest by west!
with full speed, and with all possible sail —
A moderate biteze was blowing from ‘the
southward at this time-—at noon lat. 46deg
57min. 57 deg. by the chrenometer. At 10
P. 1m, the breeze freshened, and blew strong-
ly from the southeast and a dense tog set in.
The fog still continued to be in dense, and
supposing the chip to be forty miles oft
Cape race, we altered her course to the west
half north, and :lowed the engines to hali
speed, which we supposed would ha ¢ tak-
en us 17 miles of Cape Race.
At ten minutes past eleven A, M,, break-
ers were reported on the starboard beam. —
Captain Burgess immediately ordered the
engines to be reversed at full speed, but be
fore Lier headway could be stopped she struck
flat on the rocks off Clam Clove, about four
wiles north of Cape Race. A heavy sea rol-
long in drove her quarter on the ro:ks, car-
rymng away ber rudder, stern-post and
propeller. Finding that there was no possi-
bility of the ship com'ng off, the order was
given to let go both anchors to hold the ship
on the rocss. The carpenter was forthwith
sent to examine the fore peak, and found is
filling fast with water. le also examined
the fore hitch, buat found no water there. —
The Chief engineer coming up immediately
afterward reported the forward stokchole fil-
ling fast. lle opened the valves and blew
the stcam out of the boilers, The bats were
all immediately lowered successfully ex-
cept No. 1 and No. 3. The ship was so
close on the rocks these could nat Le got
out. Boat No. 2 with seme of the crew and
passengers, commanded by Capt. Crawford
was sent to find a place to land the pass'n
gers. Some of the crew being landed on
rocks by means of the studding sail boom,
with the help of some of ths passengers
got a-hawser secured to a rock to keep the
vessel from listing out.
ed to land the female passengers on the
rocks byjmeans of the foreyardarm. The
first class passengers were put into a boat.
At ahout noon the ship's stern swung off
from the rocks, aed she settled “down very
{ast, listining to port at the same time and
sunk in deep water. The Captain anda
great many passengers were on deck at
the time, and, with a part of the crew, are
all lost.
We then commence,
—— eseee————
The War Committee, alluding to some one
interfering in Gen. Burnside’s plans for an
advance alter his disaster at Fredericksburg,
remarks as follows, and we desire the read.
er to carefully consider it;
¢¢ Gen, Burnside remained here (Washing-
ton) at tHat time for two days, but no con-
clusion was reached upon the subject.—
When he returned to his camp he learned
that many of the details of the general move-
went, and the details of the cavalry expedi
tion had become known to the rebel sympa
thizers in Washington, therchy rendering
that plan’ impracticable. When asked to
whom Le had communicated his plans he
stated that he had told no one in Washing-
ton except the President, Secretary Stanton,
and Gen. Hallack, and in his camp nonc
knew of it except one or two of his stafi
officers, who had remained in camp all the
time. [Me professed himself unable to tell
how his plans had become known to the en
17~ The match between John C. Henan
and Tom King, for the championship of
England, was completed} in London on the
17th of march. Buti men weee present on
the occasion, = They are to fight for one
thousand ponnds sterling a side and the
belt, One hundred pounds sterling a side of
the money was pat dow".
The St. James (Episcopal) Church corner
of Penn and Mechanics streets, Pittsburg,
Pa., was was entirely consumed by fire on
Sunday last. Religious services were pro
gressing in the church at the time the fire
originated. The original cost of the bul.
ding was $22,000. The loss, we understand
was partly covered by insurance.
CLIN Gilet
Tun MEANING OF A LG¥al Leacuk, —The
Loyal League is unders ond, says the Louis.
ville Democrat, to take his name from au
association who is niedged not to go, within
a league of the seat of war.
The New Postal Law, as ammended by
| the last Congres. will go into lect on the
| Lst of July next, The folowing are the
most 1mportant of its provisions.
Let er carriers are to receive sal :ries and
no change wil be made for the delivery of
letters. :
Postage on local or ““drop I-tters™ is rats.
ed two -en's, to be invarably paid in
vance, and hy postage staffs. The postace
is two cents when the weight dies not ex.
ceed half an ounce, and an addit.onal rats
is to be chirged for every ad litional half
ounc: or fraction of an ounee,
The regnlations respecting soldiers" letters
remain the same as heretofore.
On all mail water requir:d by law to be
prepaid, and which shall reach its destina
tion unpaid, double the usu 1 rates must by
coliected on delivery, and insuffisient pay-
ment 15 (0 be d sregarded.
The fee for ths registration of lettors 1s
left optional with the Postmaster General :
but it is not exceedud twenty conts per
Unsealid e'realars not exceeding three t)
one iddress, are to he charged with twa
cents pos age, anl in that proportion for a
greater number.
Newspaper change wlll andergs consider-
able change. No papers will be parmitued to
go free in the wails, exept in the coun'y:
where published, as heretofore.
Weekly papers. five cents per quarter
semiweekly, ten cents,tri-weekly, fifty cents
six tims per week, thirty five cents. At
these rates thy weight must not exseed four
ounces in each case payable in advance per-
quarter of year, either at thy mailing or de-
livering offi vc.
No extra change is to'be paid fora curd
printed or impressed upon a circular or letter
envelope or wrapper. Circulars 16 be pre:
paid by stamps.
Pos misters: will not be allowed (o.
exercise thy frauking privilege as hereto
Postmasters can only frank offizal letters.
to otherr offi*a’s —the former lic ‘nse to oth}
er officals —the former licens» to the smaller.
class of office heretofore enjoyed’ of franking.
on their own private business, having been,
All the foreign postage isto Le paid in
We have had occasion to publish several
extracts from the speeches of this gentleman
who, while a Republican. is a man of sq,
bold and upright character as to dare to.
chide his party (vicnds when they are, as
they are so frequently, wrong. The follow-
ing cxtract is a severe rebuke to the crowd
of fanatics who excuse and palliate violations.
ot the Coustitution, The speech from which,
the 204d of March last ;
** The Constitution, then, being the char-
ter by which our government is created, it
1s eary to see that outside of that charter,
there is not, nor can there be, any govern.
went 5 there may be force and despotism,
but there can be no law nor true governs,
meat. And the man who, for a moment.
thinks the government can be saved by vio-
lating the Constitution, is gully of cither
has never compreliended the princinies of a
free goyernment, or his moral nature has
been 50 perverted as to prevent him “from,
distinguishing between such a g vernment
and a despotism,
surpreme folly or suprere wickedness,
Akin to that n tions an-
other, that the authority conferred and the
m de of aciion prescribed by the Constitu-
tion are inadequate to the defense and pro-
tection of the iiberties of the nation. Now,
So far from it, I have no hesitation in say-
ing that if, at this time, the nation 1chied
upon the omnipotent discretion of its rulers,
without a wntten Constitution at all, that
ghose ralers, if they were wise, wonld adopt.
for themselves just such a set of their gui-
dence as we now have in the Censtitution.
It authorizes every politic and forbids al
impolitic measures. It rises liks a wall, he-
hind which the wise statesmyn intrenches
himself to resist the madness of faction, or
the blind (ily «f the people, when, seduced
by demagogucs, they desire to dangerons
though plausible schemes; schemes whicit
for long ages have been tried aver and oven
again, and always with the sawe disastrous
results; schemes woich are sure to find ad-
vocates in troubled times, when wisdom,
stands back fearful of responsibility, and
empty, blatant {oily rushes forward to offer
safety is the Constitution 2?
027 We would warn the people of the
conntry to be upon their guard, Driven al
most to madness by defeats in their plans
the oppasition to Democracy, are flooding’
the country with books, pamphlets and pa.
pers, filled with the most arrant lies that,
designing men could invent. : re
Tue first peice of artillésy was invented
by a German, soon after the invention
gunpawder, and artillery was first used
| the Moors at
| ieee of 13 2
Algesias, in Spain, in, tha,
ad. °
this is taken was delivered in the Senate, on,
[ ventura to assert that nothing conld Le
more unfounded than such a supposition, —
counsel: Such times we are fallen ypon ang
our ouly salety —the wk, indeed, of ou .