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LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1868.
Hang up the baby's stocking,
Be sure you don't forget !
The dear little dimpled darling !
She ne'er saw Christmas yet.
But I've told her all about it,
And she opened her big blue eyes,
And I'm sure she understood me,
She looked so funny and wise.
Dear, dear ! what a tiny stocking !
It doesn't take much to hold
Such little pink toes as baby's
Away from the frost and cold.
But then for the baby's Christmas
It never will do at all ;
Why, Santa Claus wouldn't be looking
For anything half so small.
I know what we'll do for the baby ;
I've thought of the very best plan ;
I'll borrow a stocking of grandma—
The longest that ever I can.
And you'll hang it by mine, dear mother,
Right here in the corner, so,
And write a letter to Santa,
And fasten it on to the toe.
Write, "This is baby's stocking
That bangs in the corner here ;
Yon never have seen her, Santa,
For she only came this year ;
But she's just the blessedest baby,
And now, before you go
Just cram her stocking with goodies
From the top clear down to the toe."
THE LATE THADDELTS STEVENS.
Eulogy of Hon. 0. J. Dickey, in the House
of Representatives, on Thursday, Decem•
her 17, 1868.
At the opening of the United States house
of Representatives on 17th inst. an unusu
ally large crowd was in attendance in ex
pectation of the eulogies to be delivered upon
the career of the late Thaddeus Stevens, re
presentative from this district. The galleries
were closely packed, and the floor of the hall
fully occupied, many having been drawn to
the spot to listen to the maiden effort of the
successor to Mr. Stevens. After the reading
of the journal, Hon. 0. J. Dickey arose and
Mr. Speaker : The painful duty has de
volved upon me of announcing to the House
the death of my predecessor, Hon. Thaddeus
Stevens, of Pennsylvania. The distinguished
statesman was not merely my predecessor in
ms ooay, 1.1 soy Cll/1,111,ril au: Ms la, .
taught me to admire anti love him who was
the instructor and guide of my youth and the
friend of my mature years. It' an intimacy
with wise and noble men he one of the great
est blessings that can crown a man, then in
no part of my career have I been so ortunate
as in my association with Thaddeus Stevens.
It was in his office and in connection with
him that I commenced my professional life;
and from that moment, through the turmoil
of my legal and political contests down to Pao
moment when in his last will ho selected me
to perform the last service one man can ask
from his fellow, our friendship suffered neither
diminution or interruption.
Informed that my duty requires of me a
sketch of the history of my friend, I hope to
be pardoned by the House for any prolixity of
statement, promising to leave to others, abler
and titter, his associates here, who are to
follow me, the analysis of his character as a
statesman, anti the story of his struggles and
triumphs in this arena, where he was recog
nized as a great leader, and bore the name of
the " Old Commoner."
Thaddeus Stevens was born at Danville,
Caledonia county, Vermont, on the 4th day of
April. 1792, and died at his residence in this
city, at midnight, on the 11th day of August,
1868. His parents were poor, in a community
where poverty was the rule and wealth the
exception. Of his father I know but little,
save that he enlisted in the war of 1812, and
died in the service. Upon his mother chiefly
fell the burden of roaring their four sons.
She was a woman of great energy, strong
will, and deep piety. Early seeing the am
bition and fully sympathizing with the aspira
tions of her crippled boy, she devotedly
seconded his efforts for the acquisition of
knowledge, and by her industry, energy and
frugality, largely aided him in procuring a
collegiate education. He returned her affec
tion with the full strength of his strong nature;
and for many years after he had acquired
fame mid fortune in his adopted State, had
the pleasure of making an annual pilgrimage
to the home which he had provided for her
comfort, and where she dispensed, with means
he furnished, a liberal charity.
In the last year of his life, in writing his
will with his own band, while making no pro
vision for the care of his own grave, he did
not forget that of his mother, but set apart an
ample sum for that purpose, directing yearly
payments, upon the condition "that the sexton
keep the grave in good order, and plant roses
and other cheerful flowers at each of the four
corners of said grave each spring." In the
same instrument, devising one thousand dol
lars in aid of the establishment at his home of a
Baptist Church, of which society his mother
was an earnest member, be says, "I do this
out of respect to the memory of my mother,
to whom I owe whatever little of prosperity
I have had on earth, which, small as it is, I
desire emphatically to acknowledge."
After attending the common schools of the
neighborhood, he fitted for college at the Pea
cham Academy, in his native county, entered
the University of Vermont,and remained there
about two years. The college suspending ope
rations on account of the war, he proceeded to
Dartmouth, and graduated at that institution
in 1814. After reading law at Peacham in the
office of Judge Mattocks for some months, he
left his native State and settled in Pennsyl
vania in 1815, first in the town of York, where
he taught an academy and pursued his legal
studies. The rules of court in that district
having required students to read one year in
the office of an attorney, he went to Bel Air,
Harford county, Md., and was there examin
ed and admitted to practice in August, 1816.
He at once returned to Pennsylvania and
opened a law office at Gettysburg, in the coun
ty of Adams, and entered upon the practice of
his profession in that and adjoining counties.
He was soon in the possession of au extensive
and lucrative business, to which he gave his
entire attention for some sixteen years.
I,may here be allowed briefly to allude to a
few traits of Mr. Stevens as a lawyer. Al
though not perhaps of great national reputa-
, _ 4
, , ...
care lb/. him who shall hare borne /he battle, and
for his widow and his orphan, to do all which ,nay
achieve and cherisA a just and a lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations."—A.Z.
tion as such, he was recognized by the profes
sion, in a State claiming some eminence for the
high character of her advocates and jurists, as
one of her greatest lawyers, and was so pro
nounced by three of her ablest chiefjusticts—
Gibson, Black, and Lewis—who tried him by
the sure test of uniform power. I need scarce
ly say that Mr. Stevens shone at the bar with
the same clearness of statement, force, and
eloquence of expression, power of argumenta
tion, wit, sarcasm and invective, which he
employed in legislative halls, and that there,
as here, he was master of all the weapons of
As an advocate he was always jealous of
the rights of his profession, and resisted their
innovation. He was always ecurteous to the
court, and uniformly brief, never speaking
beyond an hour on any question. He never
took or used notes of the evidence, the speeches
of opponents, Cr the rulings of the court,
trusting wholly to a memory that never failed
him. In the preparation of his law, he was
industrious and careful. Here, too, relying
upon his memory, his brief address cor.tr.ined
no more than the name of the case and page
of the book. In argument he cited but few
authorities, and those directly to his purpose.
Grasping one or two points which he con
ceived vital to the cause, he directed all his
energies and concentrated all his powers upon
them, giving little attention to subordinate
No matter with whom associated, he never
tried a cause save upon his own theory of tke
case. At Nisi Prins he uniformly insisted on
i personally seeing and examining before they
were called, the important witnesses on his
own side. Generally relying upon the
strength and presentation of his own case, he
seldom indulged in extended cross-examina
tion of witnesses, though possessing rare
ability in that direction. He never consented
to be concerned or act as counsel iu the prose
! cution of a capital case—not from opposition
to the punishment, but because it was repug
nant to his feelings,and that the service was the
duty of public officers. He was as remarkable
for his consideration, forbearance, and kind
ness, when opposed by the young, weak, or
diffident, as he was fur the grim jest,
haughty sneer, pointed sarcasm, or fierce in
vective launched at one who entered the lists
and challenged battle with such weapons.
Ho was always willing to give advice and
assistance to the young and inexperienced
members of the profession, and his largo
library was ever open to their use. He had
many young men read law with hint, though
he did not care to have students. There were,
however, two recommendations which never
failed to procure an entrance into his office—
ambition to learn and inability to pay for the
Mr. Stevens first engaged actively in poli
ties with the anti-Masonic party of 1824-9,
which he joined in their opposition to secret
societies. lie was elected to the popular
branch of the Legislature of his State in 1833,
as a representative from the county of Adams,
and continued to serve in that body almost
without interruption until 1810, during which
ate " Legi slature, if n - oth e l State. During t his
service he championed many measures of im
provement •, among others the common school
system of Pennsylvania, which, at a critical
moment,he saved from overthrow by a speech
which he always asserted to have, in his opin
ion, been the most effective he ever made.
By that single effort he established t he prin.
ciple t • never since seriously questioned in
Pennsylvania, that it is the duty of the State
to provide the facilities of education to all the
children of the Commonwealth. In behalf of
this measure he joined hand with his bitterest
personal and political enemies. lie highly
eulogized for his course upon this quest ion, the
chief of the opposing political party, Governor
George Wolf, and denounced with all his
power of invective the time-servers of his own
party. Himself the child of poverty, he plead
the cause of the poor, and by the force of his
will, intellect and eloquence, broke down the
barriers erected by wealth, caste and ignor
ance, and earned a name that will endure as
long as a child of Pennsylvania gratefully re
members the blessings conferred by light and
In 1837-38 Mr. Stevens was a member oft he
Convention called to revise the Constitution
of Pennsylvania, an assemblage which 1111111-
beret' as members many of the strongest men
of the State, among whom Mr. Stevens stood
in the front rank. This Convention, notwith
standing the able and strenuous opposition of
a strong minority, led by Mr. Stevens, inserted
the word " white" as a qualification of suf
frage, thus disfranchising a race. On this
account he refused to append his name to the
completed instrument, anti stood alone in
such refusal. For the same cause he opposed,
but unsuccessfully, the ratification by the
In 1842 Mr. Stevens, finding himself deep
ly in debt by reason of losses in the iron busi
ness, and liabilities incurred in numerous in
dorsements made for friends, removed to Lan
caster county, one of the largest, richest, and
most populous counties of the State, and re
sumed the practice of his profession. His rep
utation as a lawyerr had preceded him, anti
his income almost at once became the largest
at the bar. In a few years he paid his debts
and saved the bulk of his estate. In 1848 and
1850, he was elected to Congress from Lancas
ter county, when, declining to be a candidate,
he returned to his profession until 1858, when
he was again elected and continued to hold
the seat without interruption until his death.
His course upon this floor has passed into and
forms no unimportant part in the history of
a mighty people in a great crisis of their ex
istence. But I have promised to leave to
others to say what may be proper in illustra
tion of hi 4 great achievements in his latter
To those here who Judged of the personal
appearance of the deceased only as they look
ed on him bearing the burden of years and
stricken with disease, though he still stood
with eye undimmed and will undaunted, I
may say that in his prime ho was a man
physically well proportioned, muscular and
strong, of clear and ruddy complexion, will}
face and feature of great nobility and under
perfect command and control. In his youth
and early manhood, notwithstanding his
lameness, he entered with zest into almost all
of the athletic games and sports of the times.
He was an expert swimmer and an excellent
horseman. When residing at Gettysburg he
followed the chase, and kept his hunters and
On a recent visit to his iron works, I found
the old mountain men garrulous with stories
of the risks and dangers of the bold rider, as
with horse and hound he followed the deer
along the•slopes and through the gaps of the
In private life, among his friends, Mr.
Stevens was ever genial, kind, and consider
ate. To them he was linked with hooks of
steel. For them he would labor and sacrifice
without stint, complaint, or regret. In his
hours of relaxation there could be no more
genial companion. • His rare conversational
powers, fund of anecdote, brilliant sallies of
wit, and wise sayings upon the topics of the
hour, made his company much sought, and
many of these are the current coin of the cir
cles in which he moved.
Mr. Stevens was an honest and a truthful
man in public and private life. His word
was sacred in letter and spirit, and was never
paltered in a double sense. In money mat
ters he was liberal to a fault, and out of his
immense professional income he left but a
meagre estate. In his private charity he was
lavish. He was incapable of saying no in the
presence of want or misery. His charity, like
his political convictions, regarded neither
creed, race nor color. Ho was a good classi
cal scholar, and was well read in ancient and
modern literature, especially on subjects of
philosophy and law. In his old age he read
but few books. Shakespeare, Dante, Homer,
Milton and the Bible would, however, gene
rally be found upon his table in his sleeping
room, where he was accustomed to read iu
bed. He was- simple and temperate in his
habits. He disliked the use of tobacco, and
for forty years never used or admitted in his
house intoxicating drinks, and only then by
direction of his physician.
Mr. Stevens was deeply loved and fully
trusted by his constituents. He was often in
advance of their views; sometimes he ran
counter to their prejudices or passions; yet
such was his popularity with them, so strong
their faith in his wisdom, in the integrity of
his actions and the purity of his purpose, that
they never failed to sustain him.
Popular with men of all parties, with also
his own supporters, his name was a household
word. To them andl among themselves, " Old
Thad" was a namebf endearment, while even
his foes spoke of hire with pride as the "Great
Commoner." No man ever died more deeply
mourned by a constituency than 'Thaddeus
Having briefly selected some of the incidents
that marked the history of my friend, I will
in conclusion say a few words of him on a sub
ject in connection with which he is probably
more widely known than any other—slavery.
Mr. Stevens was always an anti-slavery man.
Flom the time he left his native mountains,
to the moment of his death he was always not
only anti-slavery in the common acceptation of
the term, but a bold, fearless, determined, and
uncompromising foe of oppression in any and
every form. lie was an abolitionist before
there was such a party name. His opposition
to American slavery never altered with his
party connection, and was never based upon
mere questions of expediency or political
economy. lie always viewed it as a great
wrong, at war with the fundamental princi
ples of this and all good governments, as ash]
in the sight of God, and a crime against man.
Fur many years, long before it became popu
lar to do so, he denounced this institution as
the great crime of the nation, on the stump,
in the forum, in party conventions, in deliber
ative assemblies. On this question he was
always in advance of his party, his State, and
Always resident in a border county, he de
the right of free speech, and stood between the
•abolitionist and the mob, often with peril to
himself. This wits one great cause of his hav
ing been so long in a minority, and of his en
trance late in life into the councils of the na
tion ; but for this, he was fully compensated
by living to see the destruction of an institu
tion winch he loathed, and by receiving for
his r; ward, and as the crowning glory of his
life, the blessings of millions he had so largely
aided to make free.
The remains of Mr. Stevens lie in Lancas
ter, in a private cemetery, established by an
old friend, in a lot selected by himself, for
reasons stated in the touching and beautiful
epitaph prepared by himself for inscription
on his tomb : "I repose in this quiet, secluded
spot, not from any natural preference for soli
tude, but Hiding other cemeteries limited by
charter rules as to race, I have chosen it that
I might be enabled to illustrate in my death
the principles which I have advoca ted through
a long IM—equality of man before his Creat
or." Let us trust and believe that if the ear
liest and sincere prayers of millions of poet.,
down-trodden, and oppressed may smooth the
pathway of the traveler on his journey from
this world to the bourne of all, lds has been a
,fatiticr .Abraltain'o sthipri.
(litAxT makes segar-lighters out of
lowA has one thousand six hundred
and eighty miles of railway.
Wrritorr counting Alaska, the UnilkA
States has 1,500,000,000 acres of land.
Tub: girls who make Manilla cigars, in
Manilla, receive seven cents a day wages.
THE Boston l'o4 says morphine is
again in fitshion in suicidal circles in New
YOUNG men anxious to get rid of their
wild oats would do well to get a sewing
THREE dry goods clerks employed by
one firm in New York are paid $lO,OOO a
Mn. J. P. ALEXANDER, called the
"cattle king" of Illinois, owns 75,000
head of cattle.
IN Nevada mahogany is so abundant
that it only costs $3.50 per cord, and is
used for firewood.
ONE hundred and thirty of the clergy
men of the Church of England arc said to
be converted Jews.
Tim water was drawn from the Tide
water canal last Friday. This ends navi
gation for the winter.
SUN nun Y, Northumberland county,
talks of having a steam ferry. That is a
story twenty years old.
A MAN in Allegheny City is anxiously
looking for his wife. At last accounts she
had not been heard from.
IT isn't safe to act on a sudden impulse,
for it is a frisky colt which is pretty sure
to throw you in the mud.
TILE Penna. canal is being made wider
and deeper for its whole length. Double
locks are to be constructed.
~VuEur: grapes remain on the vine until
dead ripe their value for wine making is
increased from 4 to 10 per cent. II
ON the Bth of January a convention of
the editors of Central Pennsylvania will
meet at Bellefonte, Centre county.
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with neatness and despatch.
Tin , : Congressional committee, to inves
tigate the election ff.:mils in New York ;
commenced its session on Monday.
TiE Bank of Candor, Tioga county,
New York, was broken open and robbed
0f . .3-1,000. on Thursday night last.
SCARLET fever prevails to ai
extent in Chester. In one family three
children have died within as many days.
CoLERIDGE was once asked which
of Wordsworth's works he considered the
prettiest, when he promptly replied, "His
A BOSTON clerk was lately robbed
of $14,000 while going down the steps of
a bank. The robber threw black pepper
in the clerk's eves.
THERE is no certainty that the decision
of the Supreme Court on the constitution
ality of the legal-tender act may be ren
dered for some months,
THE Commissioner of the General Land
Office is in receipt of returns showing the
disposal of 27,187 acres of the public do
main during the present month.
A PICTURE of Abraham Lincoln was
found on the body of Coshackama, Chief
of the Apache Indians, who was killed in
battle with our troops last month.
LORENZO Dow defined death-bed re
pentance to be burning out the candle of
life in the service of tie devil, and blow
ing the snuff in the face of Heaven.
IT was Josh Billings who suggested, in
his lecture at Skaneateles, the other even
ing, that Andrew Johnson had utter get
insured, for his policy is nearly run out.
A 'TON' of chewing gum is a good deal of
nastiness to have to think of, but there is
said to be a factory on Staten Island which
makes a ton of this abomination every
A IntotontAt. in opposition to the bill
which passed the 'louse of llepresentativem
increasing the duty on copper, has received
the signatures of the leading mercantile
firms of New York.
Com m Ent '1 Al. travellers ar c holdin g
meetings in New York with the object of
framing a petition asking Congress to take
action relative to the license of vari
ous cities and States.
PEAnonv has given away six
million one hundred and thirty-tive thou
sand dollars, and there are a good many
richer men than he \vim haven't given
away - :1 tenth part as much.
Tim V. S. II(inso of Representative-.
on Monday, by a - vote cif 1.3-1. ti
solved, mat at toms ;111(1 degrees 0 'rej t -
illation of the national indebtedness are
odious to the American people."
MN. E. STANTeN has returned to
the practice of law ill Washington, and
says Lc has 'withdrawn permanently from
politics. Rebels and copperheads will now
breathe free and deeper. But he still
Jumir. Underwood, of the U. S. Dis
trict Court, Richmond, Va.. has decided
that having held any ()thee under the rebel
Confederacy disqualifies a man from hold
ing and• ullice under the state goeern
GnEEN county claims to hair the mean
est woman agoing. rho compelled a ser
vant girl to walk two miles itel .the rain to
get a two-dollar bill changed 'so that she
might pay a washerwoman one dollar and
IloN. Schuyler Colfax ivas entertained
1)y the I'ition League of l'hiladelphia on
Saturday last, at a !novo(' —no more (11)i-
Hers now. Alayor McMichael presided, of
course, and eloquent :nut appropriate
speeches were delivered by him, :1I r. Col
fax, Ex-Gov. Curtin, Gov. Geary. Gen.
Sickles, anti other-4.
WITH cogent pertinency the Boston
Traii.. • i • ipt says: "Mr. Johnson's salary
i5i., 4 •25,000 a year. We think it would not
lie a had idea to pay it in a Treasury bond
fur that amount, on interest, due in seven
teen years, with the provision that the in
terest as it accrues 1w deducted from the
principal, instead of being paid to Mr.
Cor.. WYNlioor, Indian agent for the
Arapahoes and Cheyennes, has sent in
his resignation to the Government, for the
very remarkable reason—remarkable in an
Indian agent, we mean, of course—tha •
he disapproves of massacreing itmocen /-
women and children. Ire beffeves *t
General Custer's late tight with the allty.4 ► -
clines was simply a massacre.
Os Saturday a lady alighted from 4'
carriage at Eleventh and Sansola a
and passed into a store, the carriage
ing oil. A little girl noticed •
fall as the person stepped frow i 4 _
riage, and going to the gutter, •
purse containing over S6O.
took it into the store, handed'tt to
owner, and did not receive as mush'
THE Lawrence (K.
the following from a
ly legal document:
concern: I hereby gig
of spirituous liquors
contrary to my wish
who disregards this
flays." By the law
can prosecute any lit,
to her lord and wade
finings as Commission
enue, and Col. Mar
Philadelphia., it Is ,
firmed by the Sena**
fought Andy Jobs*
lins and Cake haw dor
tallied by the Sale'
they will let Gen.
matter after the 4th
IN FATHER ABRAHAM.