Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, August 21, 1863, Image 1

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T'o the People of Pennsylvania :
An important Election is at hand, and the
1ssues involved in it may now claim your
attenaon. The tide of the war has been
rolled back from our borders, and with
thanks to God, and gratiude to the skill and
valor which, by His favor, achieved the
prompt deliverance of our invaded Common,
wealth, we may now give our solemn con-
sideration to the causes that have brought
to its present condition a country once peace-
ful, united and secure. 1tis now the scene
of a great civil war between States that late-
-ly ministered to each other’s prosperity in a
Union founded for their common good. It
was this Union that gave them peace at
home and respect abroad. They coped suc-
cessively with Great Britain on (he ocean,
and the ‘‘doctrine” uttered by President
Monroe warned off the Monarchs of Europe
from the whole American Contincut. Now,
France carves out of it an Empire, and ships
built in Englund plunder our own commerce
on every sea, A great public debt and a
conscription burden the people. The strength
and wealth of themation are turned from
productive industry, and consumed in the
destructive arts of war. Our victories fail
to win peace. Throughout the laud arbitra-
ry power encroaches upon civil liberty:
What has wrought the disastrous change?
No natural causes embroiled the North and
that the mutteriogs of the ri
what he called *::tridulous cries,” unworthy | ernment 2 ¢ Abolition” vies with *Seces-
of the slightest attention.
the South. Their 1nterchangeble products
and commodities, and vaiious institutions,
were sources of {reciprocal benefit, und ex-
cluded competition end strife. Bur an arti-
ficial cause of dissension was found in the
position of the African race ; and the ascen-
dency in the National Councils of zen pledz-
ed to an aggressive and unconstitutional
Abolition policy hag brought our country to
the condition of “the house divided against
itself,” The danger to the Union began
where statesuien had foreseen it—it began
in the triumph of 2 sectional party, founded
on prindiples of revolutionary hostility te
the Constitution and the laws. The leaders
of this party were pledged to a conflict with
1ights recognized nnd sheltered by the Con-
stitution ; they called this conflict *Hirrepres-
sible,” and whenever one party is determin-
ed to attack what another is determined to
* défend, a conflict can always be made ‘ir
repressible.” They counted on an easy tri-
umph through the aid of insurgent slaves,
and, inthis reliance, were crieless how soon
.. they provoked a collision. Democrats and
conservatives s‘rove to avert the conflict.
They saw that Union was the paramount in-
terest of their country, and they stood by
the great bond of union the Constitution of
the United States. They were content to
leave debateable questions under it {o the
high tribunal framed t> decide them ; ther
preferred it to the sword as an arbiter be-
tween the States; they strove hard to meri.
the title which their opponents gave them in
scorn—the title of “Union - Savers.” We
will not, at length, rehearse (heir efforts.
In the Thirty-8ixth Congress the Repnbli-
can leaders refused their assent to the Crit
tenden Compromise. On this point, the tes-
timony of Mr. Douglas will suffice: he
emd: *1 believe this to be fair basis of
amicable abjustment, In you of the Repub-
lican side are not willing to accept this, nor
the proposition of the Senator from Ken-
tucky, (Mr. Crittenden) pray tell us what
you are willing to do? I address the inqui-
ry to the Republicans alone, for the reason
that, in the committee of Thirteen, a tew
"days ago, every member from the South, in-
cluding those from the Cotton States,
¢ Messrs. Davis and Tombs,) empressed their
readiness to accept the propositions of my
venerable friend from Kentucky, Mr. Crit-
tenden as a final settlement of the controver-
sy, if tendered and sustained byjthe Repub-
* lican members, Hence the sole responsibil:
ity of our disagreement, and the only diffi
culty in the way of an amicable adjustment
is with the Republican-party." January 3, |
1861. :
The Peace Congress was another means
by which the Border States strove to avert
ihe impending strife. How the Republican
leaders then conspired against the peace of
their country may be seen in a letter from
Senator Chandler, of Michigan, to the Gov-
ernor of that State :
© To his Excellency Austin Blair®’
“Governor Bingham and myself tele-
graphed you on Saturday, at the request of
Massachusetts and New York, to send dele-
gates to the peace or compromise Congress.
They, admit that we were right and they
were wrong; that no Republican State should
have sent delegates; but they are here and
cannot get away, Ohio. Indiana, and
Rhode Island are caving in, and there is
danger of Illinois ; and now they beg us,
for God’s sake to come to their rescue, and
gave the Republican party from rupture. I
hope you will send stiff-backed men or none,
‘The whole thing was gotten up against my
judgement and advice, and wiil end in thin
smoke. Still, I hope, as a matter of cour-
tesy to some of our erring brethren, that
you will send the delegates.
+, 8.—8ome of the manufacturit.g States
slaveholder’s rebelion! * *
published in **
fuel furm:hed by the Abolitionists.
think that a fight would be awful. Without
a little blood-letting, this Union will not, in
my estimation, be worth a rush.
“Washington, Feb, 11, 1861.
In Pennsylvania, tc~. the - same spirit
prevailed. lt was not seen how necessarily
her position united her in interest with the
Border Sta'es. She has learned it since
from contending armies trampling out her
harvests and deluging her fields with blood.
Gov. Curlin sent to the Pesge Congress Mr.
Wilmot and Mr. Meredith.
Mr. Wilmot was chiefly know from the
connection of his name with the attempt to
embroil the country by the “Wilmot provi-|
50,” baffied by patriotic statesmansbip, in
which Clfy and Webster joined with the
Democratic leaders, just as Clay and Jack-
son had joined in the tarill compromise of
Mr. Meredith had published his belief
sing storm were
By Mr. Lincoln s ¢lection in November,
1860, the power to save or destroy the Un.
ion was in the hands of his party ; and no | will pass at the ballot bsx, has trampled [slavery shall be abolished in all the South-
adjustment was possible with men who re- | upon the great rights of personal liberty and | ern States, in the language of one of ite
jected the judgement of the Supreme Court, | the freedom of the press, which eve y man | pamphleteers. ‘how can a man hoping, and
who scorned congiliation and compromise, | who reads muy find assertedin the Constitu-
of race, and hostility to the idea of equality
with the blacks involved iu simple emaneci-
nation.” . 2
1t was tae triumph of the Abolitionists
Sccessionists over the Union men of: the
The John Brown raid was taken as | ¢
a practieal explosition of the doctrine of **ir- [ committed by virtue or under color of any | unattainable ends, What the North needs
repressible conflict,” The exultation over | authority derived from or exezcised underthe |!
its momentary success, the lamentation over | President of the United States; and such an- | territory, its staples, to compicte the inte”
its failure had been swelled by the Aboli- | t
tionisis 83 es to seem a geueral expression | for the wrong door in any action, civil , or | mETE devastation aud cial confusion would
The American Executive is, as | be the aim of patriots and st tesman, The
lic word imports, the executor of the duly | Abolition policy promises us nothing better
return of fugitives. The false pretence that | enacted laws, yet the pretention is made | than a Southern Poland, ruléd by a North-
of Northern feeling. Riots ana reseues had | eriminal
wullified the censtitutional provision for the jt
slavery would monopolizs the territories, |t
when se had no territories in which it could
:Xist, had Leen used as a means of constant | |
preme Court, and professed to follow a |x :
‘higher law.” Thus the flame of Revolu- | the President of the United States, We |Enghsh Government is hostile to us—it has
tion at the South was kindled and fed with | need not comment upon acts like these. The |8ot all it wanted from abolition, and will
It | President of the United States has no au-| have nothing more to do with it. The se-
might seem superfluous to advert now to | thority, in peace or war, to try even an en- cession leaders, and the presses under their
what is past and irrevocable, were it not listed soldier by Court Martial, save by vir- | control oppose re-union, preferring, perhaps | sagacity,
that it is against the same men and tha | tue of, and in strict conformity with the [even a humble dependence upon European
same fluences, still dominant in the coun-| military law laid down in the act of Con-|powers. But from many paris of the South
cils of the Administration, that an appeal | gress “establishing rules and articiles for |and across the picket lines, and from the
is now to be made to the intelligence of the | the government of the armies of the Unit.
The Abolitionists deprecate these | ed States.” Yet by his proclamation of
lusions to the past, To cover up their | September 24th, 1862, he has assumed to
own tracks, they invite us to spend all our | make al! citizens ameable to military courts
indignation upon ¢ Southern Traitors,” but | He las violated the great principle of free
truth compels us to add that in the race of | government on which Washington conduct-
treason, the Northern traitors to the Con-|ed the war of the Revolution, and Madison
stitution had the start. They tell us thatthe war of 1812,—the principle of the sub-
slavery was the cause of the war, there- | ordination of the military to the civil pow:
fore, the Union is to be restored by waging 2
war upon slavery. This 18 not true; oron-
ly tiue in the sense that any institution,
civil or religious may be cause of war, if
war is made upon it. Nor'is it a just con-
clusion thas if you teke from your neighbor
“his man-servant, or his maid, or anything
that is his” yor will thus'es.«blish harmony
between you. No danger to the Union arose
from slavery, whilst the people of each
State dealt calinly and intelligently with the
question within their own States limits.
Where little importance attached to it, is
soon yitided to moral and economical con-
siderations, leaving the negro in a position
of social and political subordination nowhere
more clearly marked than in the Constitu-
tion and Laws of Pennsylvania. The strife
began when people in States where it was
an immaterial question, undertook to pro-
scribe the course ot duty upon it to States
in which it was a question of great import-
ance and difficulty. This interference be-
came more dangerous when attempts were
made to use the power cf the General Gov-
ment, instituted for the benefit of all the
States, to the injury and proseription of the
interests of some of the States. It was not
merely a danger to the institution of slavery,
but to our whole political system, in which
seperate and distinct colonies became, by
the Declaration of Independence, *‘free and
independent States,” and afterwards estab-
lished a Federal Union under the Constitu-
tion of the United States. Thatinstrument,
wich secrupulons care, discriminates (he
elper’s Book,” formally en-|!
lorsed and recominendsd by the leaders of | writ of habeas corpus may inquire the cause |!
the pmty that was about to assume the ad- | of the arrest. To illegal arrests have been | arms cannot be known till it is tried. The
ministration of the Federal Government. | added the mockery of a trial of a private cit- | times are critical. France, under a power-
Leaders who cpenly incalculated contempt |i
for the Constitution, comtempt for the Su- | Conrt Martial, ending in the infliction of a [the scene, willing again to play an import-
iew and outrageous penalty, invented by [ant part in an American Revolution, Tke | counsel
that menrced our country, II's epeech
the town meeting st Philadelphia, in Dec.
1860, has been vindicated by subsequent |cer. In case of a civil war, the « shooting
events, as a signal exhibition of stesmaullke | down” may be on the other side, and pri-
vate soldiers and non-commissioned officers
may hope by tens of thousands, may espouse the
that Pennsylvania. with God's blessing, will | €ause of LIBERTY AND THE PEOPLE aginst
resume her place as “the keystone of the the autocratic government at Washington.
But the abolitionists are in too great,
hurry, and the editors are trying to hurry | Democrat.
the autoeracy into trouble without just cause,
Where the bullot-box is free, there is no
necessity for Revolution, and sll disputed
ed great and salutary truth into a sen-| questions can’ be settled by our Courts.
tt Poancalvants oa th f Rovola| Fo Bui accepiing it as true, we must
wi ennsylvania on the page of ReVOIL"| 4, nolnde, from ail we see, that almost the
tionary history. But the majority in Con- | whole ciergy of the North have enlisted in
gress made haste to show that Abolition.not | the cause of the Devil.
the war, excepting here and thero a aingle
preacher who is. brave, wise. and devout
enongh to adhere faithfully to the loving
the day after the baitle of Bull Run, they al- and “peaceful doctrines of that b 3
lowea the passage of a resolation, offered by | Savior who came upon carth to abolish all
sinife, and inatitute a religion of good will but the followingZlanguage, (so often quo
and fraternal accord among all mankind, Iu
x must be inexpressibly painful to cvery sin-
and filled the Statute Books with acts of cre, Be Ton. An to t, the
confiscation, abolition and emancipation! ghurches of the land
against the remonstrances of eminent jurists | against themselves by purely political ques-
| tons with which they should never inters| line:
« (ive us a rebel victory, lob oir armies
be destroyed, Maryland conqered, Washing.
ton captured, the Président exiled, and the
Government destroyed ; give us. these, and
any other ealaniities that can result fiom
defeat and ruin, sooner than a victory
delphia press is | McClellan as General.” ,
‘The Tribune is an Abolition Journal of
the Greeley school, and is, of course, per-
in battle, | mitted to print as much treason as it piéas-
es. Buf had the same language appeared
m a Democratic journal, the mage bel)
would have quickly done its work, and the
hapless editor wonid at once have been con-
fined within a military prison.
ry ean
7 It is 2 notable fact that all the Aboli-
tionmsts who are londest in their laudations
of the conscription act are enther over age or
have got money enough to purchase exewp-
tion! These are the patriots who are get
ting up ** Union Leagues” to crush the Con-
stitution, prevent a re-union on the old ha
sis, and establish a despotism on. the ruins
17 Even Brigham Young's wives are af of our republican nstitutions,
it has become & military proverb that ‘the | fected with the military spirit; they call}
their husband Briggs-dear.
powers delegated to the General Government
from those reserved *“to the respect-
ively or to the people.” And let it be noted,
that in speaking of the powers so delegated
and reserved, we refer to no vague doctrines
or pretensions in respect to them, but to the
olear provisions of the written instrument
which it is the duty of every citizen, and
especially of every public functionary. to
respect and maintain. The protection of
American liberty, against the encroach-
ments of centralization, was left to the
States by the framers of the Constitution.
Hamilton, the most indulgent of them to
Federal power, says: «it may be safely re-
ceived as an axiom in oar political system,
that the State governments will, in all pos-
sible contingencies, afford complete security
against invasions of public liberty by the
Nat.onal authority.” Who can be blind to
the consequences that have followed the de-
parture from the true principles of our gov-
sion’ in sapping the very foundations of the
structure reared by our forefathers. In
Pennsylvania the party on whose acts you
these, perpetrated before the eyes of the answer! to the ciizeas of Louisaea, 'who
P. Blair, of Missouri, an eminent Republl-fmumeipal and State authorities, there is | desired the return of that State under its
can, said very truly in the last Congress : {yejther protection nor redress. The seizure | present Costuution. Mr. Lincoln post:
«Every man acquainted with the facts of a journal at West Chester was afterwa, ds | pones them till that Constitution sl
knows that it 1s fallacious to call this a|ihe subject af a suit for damages, in the amended. The Abolitionists desire the war
* * A|Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1t came |t
closer scrutiny demonstrates the contrary to | to trial before Chief Justice Lowrie. Re-
be true ; such a scrutiny demonstrates that hearsing the ancient principles of English and purveyors, who fatten on the war. de-|
the rebellion originated chiefly with the non- and American justice, he condemned the | Swe it to last forever, When the slaves are
slaveholders resident ‘in the strongholds of [ucts of the Federal officers as violations of | 211 emancipated, by the Federal arms, a con,
the institution, not springing however, from | he law that binds alike the private citizen | S'ant military intervention will be needed to
any love of slavery, but from-an antagonism | and the public functionary. He said: ‘tall | keep them above or equal with the white | ly the principles of the Democratic
public functionaries mn this land are under | Face in the Southern States. Peace has no | It is asit always has been, for the Unionand Marshal's slave pens without a shudder, | ¢
he law, aud none, from the highest to the | Place in this platform. It proclaims Confis- | nd the Consutation against all opprescrs.—
cation and Abolition as the objects of the
Impatient at any restraint from law, a|war, and the Southern leader catches up
owest, are above it.”
over the Democrats and Conservatives of { partizan majority in Congress hastened to |!
he North that secured a like tiiumph to the | pass an act to take from ihe State Courts to |
he United States Counrt all suits or prosecu” ylvania that a fanatical faction shall pervert
ions for trespas-es or wrongs done or |and protract the war, for runious, perhaps | nsunce tye heresy of secession, as unwarans | fOr principle, whea men are forced to fight | and wformers also expected to make a fire
ted By the Constitution, and destructive |0Sainst (heir conscience because they are] thing of it.
alike of the security and perpetuity of gov. | por? Alas! alas! for poor white trash
ernment, and of the peace and liberty of the | now-a daye; they bring less in our Horth-| followed in the wake of this wicked, unjust
hority was declared to be a full defence | rity of our common country. This, and no? | people, and it does hereby most solemnly | ein slase maris than negroes do in New Or- | and tyrannical policy | In trying to enslave
declare that the people of this State are |leans.—Metrapolitan Record,
unalterably opposed to any division of the
Union and will persistsntly exert their whole Miia
influence and power under the Counstitutioy,
Yo maintain and defend it.”
zen, for his political opinions, before a
er, [Ile has assumed to put “martial law,’
which is the rule of force at a spot where al
laws aresilenced, in the place of civil jus-
tice throught the land,and has thus assailed.
in some of the States, even the freedom o
the ballot-box. These are not occassional
acts, done in haste. or heat, or ignorance, a
new system of government put in the place
of that ordained and established by the pe. -
ple. That the Queen could not do what he
conld, was Mr. Sieward’s boast to the Brit.
ish Minister. The Military arrests” of
Mr, Stanton recoived the *‘hearty cominen-
dation” of the convention that re-nominated
Governoror Cartin, and it pledged him and
his party to ‘‘hearty co-operation” in such
acts of the Administration in future. Such
is the degrading platform on which a candi-
date for Chief Magistrate of Pennsylvania
stands before her people, These pretensions
to arbitary power give ominous significance
© 2 late change in our military establish-
ment. The tims honored American system
of calling on the States for drafts from their
militia, has been replaced by a Federal con-
conscription on the model of Buropean des:
potisn, We would n:t minister to the ex
citement which it has caused among men of
all parties, [Its consitutionahty will be
tested before the cenrts, If adjudged to be
within the power of Congress. the people will
decide on the property of a stretch of power
on which the British Parliament—styled
omnipotent—has never ventured. On this
you will pass, at the polls, and the next
Congress will not be deaf to the voice of the
For all political evi's, a constitutional rem-
siaves, hordes of politicians, and contrac!ors
s the return ot tie South with its people, its
Lat bis will can take the place of the laws. | ern despotism. But history is full of exam.
The liberty, the character of every citizen is | ples how wise rulers bave assuaged civil dis-
yut at the mercy of new functionaries call- | cord by moderation and justice, while bigots
agitation against slavery m the Southern jed *‘provost Marshals.” A secret accusation | and despots, relymg solely on force. have
States. A plan of attack upon 1t had been | before these officals takes the piace of open been baffled by feeble opponents. That a
I rearing before a lawful magistrate, and no | temperate Constitutional policy will fail,
fo endure.
o the last. Tifis not the int
prisoners and the wounded, hus come the! Federal Arch.”
proof of a desire among the people of the
South to return to Constitutional relation®
contest this desire was shown in North
Carolina, one of the cld Thirteen associated |
Re-union,iwas theiraim. In a moment of
depression, on the 22d of July, 1861, being
Crittenden, defining a policy for the restora-
tion of the Union. Bat they soon rallied
and concervative men of all parties. Mr. |
and sentiment of the Southern peopla were
policy of a party, which as Mr. Stevens said
will not consent to a restoration of the n-
counter to the laws of race,—the laws of na-
Their interference with ‘oar armies has often | than the present,
frustrated and never aided their success, till
vest thing for a General is to be out of reach
edy yet remains in the ballot-box. We will | from Washington, The party was founded
not entertain a fear that it is not safe iu | upon the political and moral heresy of op.
the guardainship of a fres perple. If men | position to compromise. which is the only
m office should seck to prepetuate their | means of union among States, and of peace
power by wresting from the peoplesof Penn- | and good will on earth among men. In a How often have the market rates for Sou th-
sylvania the right of suffrage, if the servants | popular government the people are the sove
of the people should rebel against their|ereign, and the sound sense of the whole
masters, en them will ress the responsibility | community corrects, at the polls, the errors
of anattemptat revolntion of which no | of politclal parties. The people of Pennsyl- | Pon 2 human being! Sell 2 fellow
man can foresce the cobsequences or the | vania bave seen, with regret, the unconstity- | t4r¢ into bondage ! Could anything be con-
end, But in now addressing you apon the | tional aims of the Abolitionists substituted
political 153ues of the day, we assume that | for the origional objects of the war. They |™@avity! The whole abolition fry was in a
the institutions of our country are destined | have seen with indignation, many gallant
soldiers of the Union driven from its seivice
The approaching election derives further | because they have not bowed down to the
1mportance from the influence it will exer. | Abolition idoi. They will see with horror
cise upon the police of the government. The | the war protracted in order to secure the
aim of men not blinded by fanaticism and: | triumph of a party platform, or as Mr. Chan
party spirit would be to reap the best frui |dler said, “save the Republican pasty from
fiom the victories achieved by our gallant |rapture.” The time is now at haud when
armies—the best fruit would be peace and | the voice of the people will be heard. The
the restoration of the Union. Such is not | overthrow of the Abolitionists at the poil-|7everge. Tho sale of white men is about
the aim of the party in power Dominated | and the re-establishment of constitutional
by its most bigoted members, it wages a war | principles at the Nurth is the first, the ms
for the negro, and not for the Umion. It|dispensable step towards the restoration of
avows the design to protract the war till | the Union, aud the vindication of civil liber-
ty. To this great service to his country
each citixen may contribute by, his vote, —
Thus the people of the north may themsel-
praying for the destruction of slavery desire | Yes extend the Constitution to the people
and who looked toa “little bloodletting” to [tion of State and the Cons itution of the | that the war shall bea short one?’ Mr. | of the South. Ic would not be a specicus
cement the American Union, Till this time‘ | Commonwealth has been insulted in the out- | Thadeus Stephens, the Republican leader
the Union men of the South Controled, with | rages perpetrated upon her citizens. At [in the last House of Representatives, declar-
little difficulty, the small and restless class Philaderphia and Harrisburg, proprietors of | ed, “The Union shall never, with my consent
among them who desired a seperate nation- newspapers have been seized at midnight, | be restored under the Constitution as it is
ality. The substantial interest of the South, | and hurried off to military prisons beyond | with slavery to be protected by it,” The
especially the slaveholding interests, were | (he linits of the State.
drawn reluctantly into secession. Gen. F.
offer of politicians, to be observed | with no
better faith than the resslutions of July 61.
It would be a return to the national policy
of the better days of the Repablie, through [of the wiite man’s Iifo, $300.
the intelligence of the people, inlightened by | ority of the black man is thas incontestably
Against acts hike [same spirit appears in Mr. Lincoln’s late | experience. It would strengthen the Gov | proven, (o the confusion of ethnologist and
ernment, {or a constitutional government is
strong when exhreising, with vigor its legi. | natic.
timate powers, and is weak when it sets an | and work cannot coatlict with any princi.
1 be {example of revolutionary violence, by inva | ple: the white man is foreed to fight; and | couse of all the suffering which this coun-
ding the rights of the people. Qur pr.icip. | Bzhtin a cause which nature and reason | try bas undergone fur the past two years
o last till freedom is secured to all the | ies and cur candidates are known to you.— | alone disapprove. Yet not one word of cen- | was the doctrine -the Black Republican doo.
resolutions of the late Conventions at fiar-| sure has been uttered by these fiery tongued | trine— that the Gene :
risburg were with some add tions, the sume | opponents of black slavery it rouses no | right to coerce States inio the Union.
indignant feeling in their Learta; it stirs
far of white | ous policy, have been guilty of their coun-
bought and sold for three huun- | try’s blood. It wanted only their accession
| that had been adopted by the Democracy inf!
several Siates, and by the Generai A
of Pecasylvania. They declare
rie for the bench which he adorns.
candidate for Governor, Judge Woodward, | mest. We didn’t know that the adurinis-
affords | ration bad so many soldists to spare while
the best assurance that he will bring hones- | Le? was m Virginia ; if so what do they
in our case to reap, the frait of success in| ty, capacity, firmness and patriotism to the | Want of a Uongeription
direction of the affairs of the Commonwealth.
Long withdrawn by judicial functions, from | tain that onc helf the soldiers in the Feder- |
ful and ambitious monarch, is entering on | thr political arena, he did not with-hold his al army would consent to fight against New
warning voice when conservative men took | York
in his public and private character,
Under his administration we
Cranies J. Bioorg, Cheirman,
————— Se
Fm who preaches war is a fit chaplin
with the people of the North. Early in thel fer tne devil.—H race Mann.
Horace Mann is right.
He has eompress-
They are ail for
not only divided
Li vias aie , | fere to the extent of breaking their own
incoln, too, yielding, he said ‘to Pressure,’ | cu imtaul unity, but prostituting their own |
put his proclamation in placejof the Conati- | sacred office and influence mn exacerbating!
tution and thelaws. Thus every iuterest | :uose Civil dissensions which have distracted !
the country, and 1n exciting the belizerents
: ; : to persistence in the most melancholy con-
enlisted on the side of resistence by the | .q hat ever afilicted any nge or nation,
a evo
[T= Forney, of the Phila;
jon, with ‘the Constitution as it is.” Tt is | fla tering himself, suys the New Haven Reg-
this poiiey that has protracted the war, and | istec, that “the old Democratic party is ob-
is now the greatest obstacle to its termina-| hiterated,” &e. Like a deserter
tion. The re-union of the States can alone | who is sure to swear that his regiment was
give them their old security at home, and] entirely cut np before he left, Forney has
power and dignity abroad. This end can just enough sense of shame left to desire to
never be reached upon the priuciples of the bide his treachery beneath
party now in power, Their principles are | pretence that he was abandoned by the par.
radically false, and can never lead to a good! ty: He will find, in the coming electisn,
conclusion.” Their hope of sctticg up the | that there is something of the old Demo-
negro in the place of the white man runs | cratic party left, even in Pennsylvania.
the miserable
g : Tue Harvesr in {rLivots.—The heavest
tare, Their statesmenship has been weigh- part of the harvest is ree,
ed in the balance and found wanting, their | has never been a haryest wnich has more
«little blood-lctting" has proved a deluge. —| entirely employed the labor of the State
Perhaps there |
capturing runaway slaver.
cibly | not the blood in their veins to
writave- | hen be
party. — dred *s. They can p
The twellth resolution declares “that while | —for what? For poverty.
this general 4: sembly condemns and denoun. | their crime ¥ Were they rich conld they | They th
ho words fo stimulate his followers to fight | ces the insults of the) Adwinistration, and |0t sce the Prevost Marshal and Lis mys-| South, and men in shonlder-siraps expected
est of Penns- | the encroachments of the abolitionists, it | widons at defiance.
does also most thoroughly condemn and de
uttered this side of Mason
+ flow often have we been horrified by sen-
sation stories concerning the sale of negroes!
ern +“ chattle” been quoted hers as a sean-
dal to the country, and an indelible blot
upon our vaunted civilization.
ceived inore degrading to our common hu-
ferment, and the abolition press produced
day after day from Southern papers’ adver
tisements of negro sales, and rewards for
such texts they would held forth for hours
together on the guilt of the Constitution in
permitting, and of the pecple in perpetna-
ting such a state of things.
whuligig of time” has brought them their
to take place in our city. The preparations
for it commenced on the 11th ult.
are in a slave State once more; but with
this difference—that the slaves now are cur
own counirymen—men of oul
with skin 83 fair and hair ag siraight as
those of any member of the cabinet.
18 enother difference, however, The sweat
and labor of the black man was sold, but
itis the life and blood of the white man that .
issold. The average value of the binck clear enough, and in twenty minntes-tathe
wan’s toil was $1.500—the maximum value
the satisfaction of every crazy brained fa-
The black man was forced to work
where men of their own race are cnel
Nor is that ail. §% is by no means cer-
During the late riot, one soldier ai
dangers | the arsenal andertook th join the rioters
at {and called on his companions to follow.-i-
le was immediately shot down by his offi-
When they fail us, and nos before, it will
be time enough for the Nigzerheals ty
threaten us with military despotism.
AzoLirioN Lovaury.—We often Licar of
the utterance of ** disloyal” scutiments ang
the treason of the misguided * coppeaheads, | OuF rulers want continuous and unesding
ted, but not to frequently reproduced,) spo-
ken Ly the Chicago Tribune, is perhaps
little ahead of anything that haz yet been
——— ag emer.
{| Pleasan',—The weather,
Smarr, —The draft draws out rlurabenng
genius, and exped:ents are as thick as black-
berries. Our colored brethren are put on
an equality with the Caucasian race, so far
as they are concerned n the draft itself,—
But the Wilsous aud Wades, in their excess
of love for the colored man, have passed a
law that he shall have only $10 a month
and no bounty, when forced into the army
though the whits soldier gets $13 a month
and $100 bounty. Iu New Jersey, a num-
ber of colored men were drafied. One of
them, a hotel waiter, made up his mind to
get an exemption certificate, Being sound
himself, he procured a colored brother with
a weak knee to go before tho surgeon and
personcte Lim, the unsound leg being suffl-
cient, Le supposed, to get him clear,’ But
the leg was not quite unsound enough, —
The surgeon * passed” him, and tae Pro.
vo” held him as 2a “able bodied “soldier in
incle Abraham's army, This scared! the
darkey with Lie lame leg alwost to death.
Turning a little blue in tho face, he dsclare
ed, ** Lor’ a,masss, sar, I afat Aim “dint ne
soger at ell I” Who are you? “Oh, sar,
L comes just for de Jame leg, to get him
clare of de diaf—~dat’s all—'tig sarbin—1
can’t goto de war~ecuan't be killed down
Souf, lor! a mighty brese you, let ‘me’ go.”
With this explanation, the facts seemed
the colored gentlemen were in therhgel-up.
One will go probably, and the game.legged
one will get punished for his attempt to
defraud, * Lo! the poor African,” his ab.
olition friends have been of no advantage to
Lim or hig race.
Tus Roor or tue Evin.—The original
ral Government had a
War democrats, in acceding to that ruin.
10 the Abolition ranks to ll the measures
ff our country’s woe:
The grasping, covelous chardctsr of the
people of the North led them into that snare.
ht they would soon crush the
to gain the honors of victory cheaply. Then
Where, then, is our boasicd revercice | the army of coutractors, spies, detectives
But, look at the untold misery that hss
the South; the people of the North. have
lost their awn liberty, and the prospect now
is that they can only regain it through a
‘the Abolitionists don’t stop to argue the | bloedy Revolution which shail awoep tho
night of Lincoln to enforce the Consoription, | Abolition and Morel Reform element out of
We have re-nominated Chief-Justive Low- | but say that it will be enforced by the the eountry, and put Wu quictus upon the
Our | whole military power of the Federal Govern. | mischief-maker forever,
Wor Uxro wme Bap sien! ~The indiet-
ment now pending bofore the people - of
Ohio against Abolition rule contains theso
Thali. bas trampled our State Constitut
under fool
That it has Cuspended our State laws$
That it has rendered our State Courts
urd Judges powerless
That 1t has seized our citizens, imprison.
ed and banished thom wiihout process of
law ; % 01
That it has overawed the Legislature Ly
the bayonet; 2 i
And that it has attempted to array: the
soldiers we furnished to put down the re-
bellion against the lusal citizens who, furn-
a | ished them, in deadly oombat.— Tuscarawas
Our Rurers Don't Want Peace, —'(
they do, why do they refuse to propose
terns t) the Southern people. after tha. fall
of Vicksburg and Port Hudsog, and thesie-
tory claimed over Lee? The Southera peo-
ple, discouraged by: defeat, and (like it ic
Northern peoyic) having pot wearg of the
war, would have been glad to retuin io: the
Union, under the 'Constitation, But, no!
conseription, taxaton, despotizm,; death !
Hf the people d mt wont these things, they
must vote these rulers. out,
7 dey. C. Wilsu, seviny a'flv Tight upon
the ible, improved thy'decasion®as ‘olows :
‘Ye godless sinners, ye shall be damocd,
every one of vouy as, sure as I shall, catch
this fly," Here hie made a fell swoop with
Lis band, and thought ho had caught it;
opening each finger slowly till (he ingt, and
8:id, «+ By the hokey L've missed 1t | There's
chance for ye, sinful tagamufiins, yet.”
rt tre iii
[77 My turtle dove." "1 adére’ olf” said
a gry youug fe'low’ td Hii Tidy Tove. “That
is all very fine,” caid she, SH JT am tired
of this sort of Filing and coving. ' If you
love me so wuch, why don't you také me to
church and make me your ring dove
{7A Dutchman being called upon for a
toast, said, « Here is to de heroes who fight
pleed and died mit de patties of Bunker Hill
—of whom I am ove, . Drank standing.
—— aw’
177 Wendell Phillips Garrison wag among
the Boston conscripts. Of course he paid
his commutation moneys That breed of
Abolitionists don’t fizht:
ee etn
7 Those who walk most are generally
the henlthicst, the rond of perfect health ig
too narrw for wheels. !
Siti lh treated este
IZ” We must not talk by example, but
by rale, ' '