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FOR 4rep DEMOCRAT.
Origin, and - History of the Republican
The bright, happy and ::peaceful reign
of Democracy on this Contment, is . ended
After running a cycle of sixty yearsi-that
heavenly 'orb of Liberty, ender whose
beams we have been the most blessed and
prosperous nation On the s face of all the
earth,•has suddenly disappeared behind a
erbroion-colOred'skyOlung, with dark, lu
rid 'clpuds, wh issued lightnings, tem
-:pest an er. ,Standing now in the ,
darkness and gloom, watching the last ~ ex
piring rays,. as: one . - after anotlier is
quenched in the coming midnight of sor
row, the question is asked, *hence sprang
that celestial. orb of, Justice and Truth ?
Whose minds conceived those great Orin-.
• ciples -of ''civil government? and whose
hands set hr minion that great system,
which, like the sun in the firmament
heaven, has irradiated with its r _blessed
light, every part of the habitable globe?
A free government instead of a monarchy
—Democracy instead' of Aristocracy—
Liberty instead of Tyranny.. Liberty to
worship God according to the dictates of
..,:obr own conscience. Liberty for the peo
'plc to rule themselves,
,instead of having
a despot to rule over them... This govern
.-"ment, called a Democracy , is of recent
date—monarchy-is as old_ as the centuries..
. The great question now is, are we to have
' a monarchy cm the ruins Of Democracy, or
is the 'sun to burst once more through,
these clouds of thick darkness,.and shed
abroad over all our. )and its healing, bless
ed light: •
',The following history will prove that
the present rulers of Mir government are
enemies Co Democrney=that; their prinei
.ples are distinct, and, hostile to the princi
-. pies upon which this Union was founded ;
~that they are foes to civil and religious
liberty, and were foes to the men whoem
'bodied those great,principles in our: pres
ent forin of government.
In tracing the history of the two, parties
we shall find Abe difference in their princi
ples so fully . illustrated, that there will be
:no -blind -choice between them, and the
facts will-be gathered from the most learn
ed, Wise and truthful historians, both sa
cred and profane, as well -as other records
Which have beCome a part of the true his
tory of the country. Beginning far hack,
the history will be brought down. to, the
present day, the date Of the years being
the mile-stones on the pathway..
First, he principles of the Republican
party are of great antiquity,itinning back
in a direct channel to the days of the_l_lo
man -Empire, -when Claudius Nero was
tlinEmperor. The prime minister of this
govefnment, the exponent 'of its princi
ples, says, 'when this war is over, the men
who shape the legislation of this country
must remember that what we want is
Pdwer and Strength. 'The problem will
be to combine the forms of a republican
goveininent, with the powers of a' monar
chical government., We must oncentrai.
erriie sl,trtlllie the MOGI republic of the'
world, mighty and respected like Rome in
her greatest days. The governor of Ken
tuckj, was an apostle of State Rights, and
• as' such, has been banished_ and sent into
obscurity. With him, we- have the end
of an. old, inefficient and false policy. Ex
perience teaches us that the new' policy is
' the true. one, and the sooner we adopt it
the better for ourselves:'—Press, Ang.2o;
1862. Hundreaof these editors agree iu
this..• There you have the aims and inten
tions of'the administration set forth thus
early, as .plain as, a sunbeam. The Union
' is never to be restored,' but an Empire,
. modeled - after Rome,.is - to be erected on
its 'ruins. Nero says,"my predecessors
did novlinkiw the rigts of monarchy.—
' People may hate me, if they only fear me."
. So.Forney, speaking in the name of
'administration, says, "my - predecessors
(the beniocrats) did not know the rights
of monarchy. 'The-people loved the Con
stitution and had no fear of tyranny, now .
the .people may hate me if they only fe4r
.- me." The Democrats gave the Govern
. • ors their re4pectiverights, and the Pre
dent his. He was no monarch, but sir
ply Presidentind .servaatof the people:"*
So the republicans intrigue with members
'of Congress ‘ and combine together to pat ,
an "end to Stateßights," under the sane
thin law,Sand by artifice -and fraud,
their snatch te sceptre of power, the man;
) --clef of authority, and the crown of justice
from twenty-four goyernors, and placing
the sceptre in the hands of their Prem.
- dent, compel the .people to how before.
. him, arid cry "Long live Abraltam.l!"-
- True, Forney says, the governor's who met
Ad - Altoona voluntarily resigned their pow
, er into the hands of the President; - butif
so, they broke their oath to obey the Con
stitution,• and their acts are null andkvoid.
flosays, the Convention of governors was.
a grand combination oe state power, but
this power was all subservient to the gen=.
brat government,. and- whoever'fails to,
„give in his allegiance on this point, basing
his resistance on a legal quibble, is not a
loyal citizen - . - The enioarats .say that
state as well as federal sovereignty must
be defended; and that such is the cardinal
doctrine Of:the Dermicratic party. "This
we declare ‘ to be rank treason."
See now- how this areh-traitor '
old before him, has betrayed his country
for gold! Four, years ago, .he says, "from
the time .of the revolution 'to the present
day, the ;patriot has regarded with jeal
ous eye ;the tendency - of thelederal gov,
o ernment to absorb the rights of the States.
- Jefferson and Madison foreshadowed the
7 evils that would flow from this, if not
sternly' checked 'upon 'the threshhold.—
• . : Thew great men . toOk •up arms against
• pertain unconstitutional laws of Congress,,
• *sod denounced then) after they had - been '
aligned by the ,Presid e nt, as seizing- the
trightt - of stet* and tonsalidSting
the bands of the general goveinment. We
Wiese. 'Jefferson,. th at one of the
Rarest ireventives aga inst the: establish-
4 eepOtism,..is, the preservation of
the local-g' fremi - the encroach
ments of federal power, .for the nature of
Man -is . inclined to despotism, Oder re
publics the same . as monorthies. the prin
ciple-of self-government - mider)ieg, our in
-stitntions, and forms the corner atone of
DemocrieyP . Madison says, "take sway
state-rights, and let the builders of monar
chies be asked what further materials they.
nee_d for iheir systetn." This proves be
yond dispute :that the federalists always
wanted: a inouttrehy.mid Ivould have sue =
chided ; . lone ago, had it not .been for
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and
their \ illust dons Compatrioes - .' And would
tot . tilieSC great men be n ow in arras
against the un constitutional laws of Con=
ress. Let t - their past hiStorfanswer'that.
queqtton. • -
Forney mys ' thare - been tatight that
' resiStanc resistance' tas,l-frantsfs obedience to God,'
and no effort of mine shall be spared - to re
buke the de6potic attenipt of - James Bu
chanan to,destroy the rights of the states
and the- territories of the Union. The hy-
Pocrite may disgtiise histrue character as
he nay, but nature speaks throUgh him
the language of his early convictions aid
;love--of federalist - U. The very statue of
'Pygmalion was endowed,*ith life by the
word of Venus, but it, was a statue - still'.
Buchanan is the duthor - ot ill the mischief.
that has befallen the Democratic party,
and We must rebuke - .his insolent attempt
to inaugurate -a consolidated central gev- -
erninent, . and be at its head." -All our
troubles, said,he, is by having a federalist
for President, under the garb- of a Demo-.
crat,,and noiv see how lie-persecutes those.
who still . believe the principles of- Jeffer
son and Madison : "We pronounce 'all .
who - believe instate rights . guilty of trea
ion. We Inuit put an end to treason in
our•midst.,.• We can no longer -present
the disgracefill spectacle of shooting reb
els in Virginia, and cherislling"them in
Pltiladelphia. _We should shun every dis
loyal man as we would shun a leper,a mad
dog or a-raging' fever. We should look
upon him astthe murderer of onr.kinsman,
theAraitor to his, country and his God !
We should reject his hand we would
reject. the hand of an assassin, dripping
with a father's . blood." Why, what have
these men done, we ask? They refuse
give in their allegiance -to. the Emperor,
Abraham; and still believe in Thomas Jef
ferson and -Jarries -Madison. : They inay
be disloyal. to the -Lincoln dynasty, but
they adhere to and cherish the
founded -by 'Washington—who refused
the Crown from the - federal party which
now-lies upon the brow of Abramltincoln !
Nero set' his own city on fire to'witness
the conflagration, and then,transrred the:
guilt of - thia action to the Christians, and
caused them us be cruelly persecuted
throughout the Empire. So the re,
publicans set, This country t in a blaze, by
throwing fire-brands 'all over. the South
for many _years, andoon; throw the blame
upon the Dem.ocra i t&
• ttAt'ts TO-Teslroy ours eat City, , and
bury the people in one common .
Hear this - areli-trnitor in 1856. ~He says:
"These United States.-are not held togeth
er by pkysical force, but by the gentler
law of mutual- attraction. " Let a Presi-,
derit.be elected' eXclusively by . the Votes
of one section; and on a principle of a
'vowed hostility to the 'other - section, mid
what, must be the consequence? • The
greatest, the, wisest, the best - men this
country - ever' produced have warned us
that this Union could not last'under
-of geographical party. Need we
refer you to Washington's- Farewell Ad
dress? Neeil . lye remind. you of the ad
monitions,of Jefferson and Madison ? If,
the solemn voiees. which come from the
tomb of Mount Vernon„-from' the sepul
chreof Monticello, and from the Hermi
tage, be not bedded; then we.are lost,:in
deed !" There you have the very, cause
of all these troubles`; and.the very party
which caused them. '
Lastly, says Ljeber, "Nero was so ten
der-hearted, that when the first death
warrant was-given him. to sign, he replied
that lie was sorry he had ever learned to
write," and his reign, which began in
'clemency, ended in cruelty. "The flats
tery and' seductions Qkli'kcourtiers, par
ticularly Narcissus, - brought to light ,a
Character• which till this time had slum
bered." Behold,-noW, what an exact par
allel! The two have met together! Lin
con's Narcissus says, JulylB62, "citizens
who• a year ago repelled With horror from
a lAild system of _Warfare*, now regard any.
weapon as acceptable -that will Crush our'
fo,e.- : ,Let us adopt-the Roman sentiment,
(aentiment of Nero,) that Where there is
solitude there is'pgace, l ! Let Us-make our
war a war of destruction, and extermina
tion. Let there be flameand'bloodshed,
and- barren lands, and Villages desolated,:
and cery vestige Of proaperitidestroyed.
Let every negro - be emancipated, let the
whole South' be, a desert:. Let us confess
that this war is nothing less than a war
fur Empire; let us plurrdstr, burn_ : and. de
stroy, for war- means fotniider,burning
and destruction!" :Alit the. republicans
.agree in . this. ` • • •
Nciw, if any one Believes his war is to
restore the Union, thetimAte believe the
administration.tella a deliberate falsehood
-?for they 'admit that it is war for Em
pire, and every man who favors the repub
bean party'favors an Empire, with a 'Nero
to rule over it.: Democraey and black re
publicanism are as far apart as good. and
evil. Pretending that the South ts,trying
-to found a = monarchy, - they are vorking
assiduously to ' found one . themselves,
.wherein they can rule both the North and
South like despots. Forney says he can
"overwhelm the South With . onr-legiong,
and from\ . the - chaos of her armies- we can
reconstruct a glorious and . iierlasting Re
public." Rome wascalled the Eternal
ty. . No Mention . of the' Unioli—no Tidied
States' 'Of America- - -bUt - an Everlasting
Republic. .Henry VIII their. next mode!.
A. J. GERRITSON,
e . ;edekfr
THE: . :: . 10:4T AS IT
Before abolition, secession, etc., disturbed its harmony.
TUE CONSTITUTIOIQ ASIT IS;"
Enforced and respected in all sectioUs 'of the country:
,gAr"We direct attention to the article
on fourth, page. It expresses :our views
of Vallandigham in the'past, and enables
those. who claire to do so, - to clearly Under
stand why we beartilrendorse allthatis
said di; ndempatorrof his arrest. -. We are
his defender now, .only because through
him we defend • the primary principle of
American Liberty. We accept the issue
forced upon the people by the administra7
tion and hope to see it foughtit:Mt and de
aided ; 'and trust the people vi ill render a
verdict for the7right - byeleCting him,Crov
•ernor of Ohio in October, and by defend-,
Sing and sustaining him in such other - ways
as.may be possible .and proper—even 1.9 i.
the extent of a rescue from an unlawful
detention. Let - the, issue .of Tyrany vs.
Liberty be met ere it be too late.
I:29 — A masa meeting of 25,000. Freemen
wns held.in New York City on the:3 Bth
inst too - denoUnce the kidnapping and im 7
.prisonment-of Vallandighant by lynch-law.
The resolutions, and speeches' against the
outrage, boldly reflected Popular the send
ment,.and the sple t itdid.letter of Governor
Seymour Wasiteapily endorsed. No re
pOrt of the demonstration—one of the
greatest ever made in America—was per
mitted to be telegraphed, but both the
People and somebody else will hear of it.
We 'have received -several-written
'and verbal stateinents respecting the false
reports in the .abolitioh organ about the
'copperhead meeting' in Forest Lake. Sev
eral citizens or unques6onable integi it y
and veracitynssure us that the anonymous
squibs in that slanderlOdling sheet, are
,false. • Mr. Beebe branded the statement
as a gross falsehood, and as no respectable
citizen dare ,publish" his name as authority
for the misrepresentatiois, the cowardly ,
viper may be safely 10 . t t`p spit his venom
fromout his dark hole, at, passers by who
can only pity and despise the vietimio. a
loathsome disease on the-brain. •
'tier _ - fThe..coart aetallediO . filla
Clement L. Vaitandignam vstntu syr - nai - nrg ,
made a speech in opposition
. to the pOlicy
of the administration,.advising freemen to
vote the Democratinticket, to maintain a.
Strict observance of:the . Constitution and
laws; and to oppose - 4ttempo to ddstrny
the Union or erect a despotism upon its
ruins, have obeyed orders, and fir. V. has
been sentenced to Confinement in , Fort ,
Warren: duringthe war. , . This net of the
administration merits only the indignant
denunciation 410 Inppositionk of American
citizens; _and we are pleased to learn that
while the people
_are i numerous
tie.etings to Renounce: the outrage, drily
One New York daily journal is sufficiently
loyal" to sustain the adnilnistration in its
Jeff Davis Oomnituids--, Lincoln' Obeys.
The Richmond Enquirer, the official
organ of Jeff Davis, ,recently published, a
severe article against: thi- Democrats at
the North. Speaking particularly ofhlr.
Vall'Fidigliam, and another, \ the rebel edi
tor thus appeals to Old Abe :
`.` Oh, Dietator Lincoln l lock ye up
these two lieace sDeinacrits—together
with Richer son - some of your,milita
ry prisons. „.
."We wish from our hearts they , .were
both already safely chained up at the pres
ent' writing. They do us more harm,.
they and their like; than tea thousand
Sewards and &miners." , _
Well, Vallindigham-h. as been eiezed as
ordered, and theimprisenme4annonnced
—but rumbr, says that the_President,with
the thunders of the terrible storm arising
:among the outraged Northern people,
hesitating about completing the act of
folly. He his read Governor Seymour's
Letter; and trembles at the wickedness of
his administration. Let'him,.trace the
dangerous steps and save what he cnp,for
he People arerestilie under the yoke
they are getting in'earnest, and .demand ,
that' wanton acts, of tyranny shall cease.
Latest News t r ‘ , -
CINCINNATI, B.!ay . 22•
The Gazette's Murfreeaboro' dispatch
has contradictory reports froru the Missis
ne report is, that Gen. Orant-inis been
driven back froni JaCksoi and p nr t,Gib:
son;.and that Gen. JohnstCres forces have
possession of the Jackson and Vicksburg
railroad. - t•
Another repirt is, that den. Grant has
beaten Gen: Johnston : an taken pbisess
ion of the railroad brid over 'the Big
Black' river, ivhiCh hilt at' important
movement; itrthat sectiotilf country, as it
entirelir anti off ', rebel .. otnnvuntcation
with Vicksburg.. . :,, ~., • .
The Luzeru - 0 papers state that a
partYoffishermen front Witket-DarreWere
out-eh:the Toliyhannit, recently, and while
preparing breakfast were twice
,fired - upo0:
some perking, and two.of the''nempany
severely wounded • with-I:puck-shot. The:
papers denotwce ; the outrage ; • bot,, we see:
nothing iu the affair but, compliance with
.Republican newspaper teachings. If them
pleasure-seekers were not:
somebody desireVit would be a famous
chance, for some - cowardly "patriots". to -
"down with the" copperheads, - traitorg s ,.
or -such' other obnoxious . title as a villain
chose to app to them. • The act is one
of infamy,' but it differs only in detail .and
degree from Many which are advised and
perpetrated by authority of standard "loy
alists" throughout the- North.
, body of R. H. Kent, who was
reported wounded, in our last, died ofbis
wound, was brought home ,to Brooklyn
aud'buried, on Thursday last: The Band
were in attendance. - • •
re'"You may give the people a -met.-
cenaty Senate, you may give them a Venal
Rouse of Aigembly ; you may give. them
,Congress and.- a tyrannical
Prince; but give me an unlettered press
and I defy you to encroach ahair's breadti
The Republican party understands and
dreads ,the 'above truth ; and acting-under
fear they hroke open and' destroyed
the Htintingdon, (Pa.,) Monitor printing
()thee, on Wednesday last: .I.oss 82,000,.
but no lives:. A nice bed that party is
making for itself to"- lie in.
At a Meeting of the Conferees of the
Senatorial District composed of Susque!
hanna, Bradford,-Sullivan. and Wyoming
counties, held_ pursuant to notice at the
house of J. H.. Robinson, at Laceyville,on
Saturday, May 16th, 1863, Gen:Lathrop,•
of Susquehanna, was .elected Chhirinan;
and °Geo. Stevens, of Bradford;_ Secretary.,
No persons appearing to represent the
county of - Sullivan, the 'Conference pro
ceeded to the election of Senatorial Dele
gate to the Demociatic State Convention,
and W. W. Kingsbnri, Of,Bradford co.
was, selected as such delegat, with au
thority to substitute in case of inability to
On motion, it was
s agrees that the next
Conference meet ai Hines' Hotel, Wydn
sing. - C. D. LATHROP, PreB.
GEO. STEVENS, Sec'y.
: 71- geze: , 23.t Bradford County Demo
cratic County Convention, held 6th inst.,
Col. V. RPiollet-and J. A. Pierce, Esq.
were elected Representative'delegates to
the 17th of June State •Convention,
•itnously instructed tc.,--supriort Hon. Mu,.
TER CLy3tgu, for Governor.' •
A. Oakey Hall on Rcipublleaarreedom.
Hon. 4. Oakey Hall, District Attorney
'of,New::York City, (to - which impcirtant
position he was eleimted by the Republi
can party) an able and itiflueiitiaLcitizen,
— sent the appended pithy letter to the great
Perional Liberty meeting in New York
last week. He cuts Lincolpism up by the
• MY DEAR SIR :. With regret I find an
imperative and unexpected ; ont-of-town
engagement preventing my active partic
ipation in . the meeting so opportunely
At the last state election I withdrew
from the-Republican organization, not on
ly becairie icould not accept its new 'd og
ma of military emancipation; and its dan
gerous ddctrine that a war crisis sanctions
departnreo from constitutional landmarks
whenevei executive discretion so willed,
.becanie "th'e organization indorsed.
gross outrages upon a free press%and_ free
speech. ISpund it more agreeable to'con
sort with old political foes who _ opposed,
'these do gmas, departures, and outrages,
.than to remain Witlyold friends but.. new
.enemies to approved constitutional rights.
In sanctioning by even, silence ,the un
and " Bomba"stic
.acts of Major 7 General
Buritside, - Pregident Lincoln his practical
ly confessed that, the old Republican cry
for fre - e speech and free 'press.was one
simplyelpaitisan abstraction peeeptiOn]
for when that cry : presented a practical
is&ue,,Preesideit Lme,oln was tbund first
thrUsting muskets into the 'office of a Phil
adelphia- editor, and next conveying a pri
veto citizen Of Ohio
.(wherein no hostile
toe - had,. entered) into another' state by
process Of sword and bayonet, to be- tried
by drumhead courtmartial forAlw 'offense'
. of Makin; a speech, which .neither in*z_eal
-nor. in epithet- approached the warmth and
contuteely which Congressman 'Lincoln
had employed. in ;his Josuaryll.B4B) - speech'
against President Polk and the Mencin
wart . . , • ' • • •
(After further denouncing the arrest 'of
Yallandigham the letter closes with : these
note-worthy Words :) 7-
THIS IS NOT 'THE CAUSE . OF
FACTION,: Olt ,OF-. PARTY, OR OF
ANYINDIVIDITAT A IBUT - THE COW
MON 'INTEREST OF -EVERY • MAN •
_ Ifou'a . g.. J. Tuelier l chair Mai of invite:-
tiori committee. • .
• —pur losses St tho late:battle at Chao
cello-A:dile are estiouited et from-10 0
30,91*. - ' • - '
. . .
A-Freemast'S Protestitgainst Tsianny.
When . Vallandightuu had'. been kidnap.
Pek . :forted. from hothe at:midnight by a
hand ot.armed.men, and, *as arraigned
, • •
:before a'hody not recognized, by
hairingjnrisdiction .in civil affairs,
he submitted the . following unanswerable
Protest, to.,which s 'no attention is paid, ex.
cept by A h is fellow-country_ en , who love
the liberty their revolutionar lathers 'won
for them, and who mean to - reserve it at
every peril 0,-- -.••-, •
-"ArrestO „without proce, s of law, •with-,
out warrant troth. any ,judicial -officer, and
now in military. custody, haveheen ser
ved - With a.charge :and specifications froth . .
aeourt martial or military commission. I
arnin not mither the hiria:ortiaval:ServiCe.
of the United States,und therefbreini not
tryable for any. cause - by such cou r t; but
am subject, by the express twins of the
Constitution, to arrest only by due process.
of law, or' Warrant issued by spine . officer
of a 'court of competent.. jurisdiction for
trial of Citizens. I aril s ubject to indict-
Merit and.trial on presentment of a rand
jury, and . Ain entitled to a speedy. trial, to
be confronted with witnesses and to coin
pulsOry process for Vitnessea in my behalf,
and and entitled 'to counsel'.. All these I
demand, as ,- my right, as a citizen 'of the
United States, under. the ConstitutiOn of
the United, States: But' he alleged offense
itself is not'' known to the Constitution;
nor to any thereof.,,lt is wordis spOicen
to the people • of Ohio -in an. open public
political meeting,: lawfully and peacefully
'assembled, under the Constitution, -and'
upon full notice. '. .
.It, isihe wordi Of a citizen, of the public
policy.of the public servants of the people,
by which policy it was alleged that • the
welfare of the country was not promoted.
It was an appeal to the . people to , change'
thaypolity, not, by force .hut by the elec
tion's and the ballot-box. It, is not preten
ded thatl Counseled disobedience to the
Constitution or resistance to' law or law ! .
ful authority. I have never'done this.'
Lhave-nothing i further to submit.
'(Signed) - • 'C..L, YALLANthOnms
• Maya - We a Government?
Some of our 6itizenia, says the Mader
. so excessively "loyal"
that they- would institute a government
of the the place of a goVernment
of - law. We had a demonstration of this
teeling on Friday evening', when a Crowd
of noisy and hebriated patriets.threaten
ed to assail the office of our'cotempdrary,
The. Aye. ;We have only . to say, with re
gard to this and -all like manifestations,-.
that if the people of the North have not
security-in -their persons,
business, against the-violence of the rab
-ble, there is no longer kny strong inchice
meta to tight Ibis government which is
‘.either not able Or
. not disposed to protect
tibiaso of whmaz
"Wendell Phillips, always an open
enemy of the Government, and recently.
a rillitier of Mr. .Abrahant, Lincoln, - -has
just been: declared' by . 4 -Lincoln's dog,"
Forncy, an • 'ardent friend' of the Union !
.Not lung ago Forney threatened Phillips
with arrest t r treason, hut since Lincoln
has been converted to ;he . , idea of Phillips,
soni-official.blessings arc showered thrW
the personal. organ of Mr. Government
upon "the silver-tongued" disunionist. -
• t he
Afar At e regular anniversary of the
anti-Slavery society, held in. New York,
last - week, a speech was made by Theodore
Tilton ,an editor of the N.Y. Independent,
(an adininisvration organ,) in, ..which he
claimed-the superiority of the NegrO, and
.advOcated a general - amalgamation-of the
races ; as highly desirable.. ,
Qom" Many persons have . been arrested
in the West Abr. wearing "copperhead"•
hreastpins.. The reason these pips are.So
obnoxious to abolitionists is because they
bear the face of the •Goddess of Liberty,
on, whose forehead is impressed. With bold
letters, the liatehWord of freentedliberty.'
ineThe practiCe is coming intO sogne
out West ef sending north the OhiO'RiVer
all deserters from the Confederate.army,
with-rorders to: remain during the War, on
penalty lkf death if they fail to comply.—
At the same time - Confederate syunia
thizers,,. wherever known, are sent South,
sar Two old gentlemen of s bur
-tance were complimenting each other Oil
their habits Of temperance.
" Did you- ever, neighboi," said one,
"see me 'with more than I could
"No, indeed," 'was the ieply, " but I
have seen you - when I thought you had
better gone twice after it."
---The probability now is tbatiVallandi
gbam will be nominated , fOr Governor of
-Obi% at the Democratic' convention next
career" Of madness is still
. progreli'ing. He has ordered sundry pa
pers 010hio to submit their proof-sheets
to, hi m Fn advanctotiptiblication, so , that
he can strike out all articlea-critimsing him
or the President:: Of course the order , will
not be respected, fur who wants a proof
reader who is unfit for a printers' devil.—
He'd better mind his own business. , -
Vir'The rebels_ despise a Northern Cop
perhead .infinitely more than they , 'do an
6 g Abolitioriist," says . the Albany Evening
Joer s nig.negr_o paper. Very well, the abo.
litionists are' the allies of the rebels; but
The last arrival from New Orleans says,
our mortar Meet botnbaided Port Hudson
for t,wonights, that the rebel guns were
silenced, and that the rehels had - left.
It is said that Valhui - disharn - *err tent
last week t ipto g thiilvbel hnes; hyordet.of
Indignation meeting, at - Albany-4eci s .
lye Letterfrora Gov. - . Seymour. •
At List N. Y May 16.
--,The . meeting:to protest' against the a l %
bitary , arrest thdlenterice of, Hon,
Inept L. Vallandighint,',litstheTapitol t o ,
night watt - • largely . attended; , Hon. Eras.
Ina Corning. presided..`. .
'Strong speeches were - made .by Hon. A.
J. Parker, Hon.. Francis . - Keinan, John Murphy, Escb.Of Buffalo, and, others ; .
.The - resol ntlonsi adapted point-to the'de•
votion shoWn . by the Democrats during_
two'yearii of- Civil:war l - and'express a d e .
termination , to 'devote their energies to
the cause of the 'Union ; denounce thetas.
sninption of military power in. the arrest
of Die . -Vallandighant ; assert the right or
free discussion.. They say that in the e.
lection of Mr. Seymour the people con.
detinsed,...thOyatent . of arbitrary arrests,
and call upon the President to restore 31r.
Vallandigham, to liberty.. They direct a
• copy of the'reSolutions tate sent to the.
President, with the assurance of the de.
sire'of the meeting; to'stg!piort the govern.
ment in severy! Constitutional and - lawful
measure to. suppress the rebellion.. •
An attempt was Made disturbtbp .
meeting, but, it failed, and the police sue.
ceeiled in_, making, several arrests of the
guilty parties, • •
The following is the letter ofGovernor .
Seymour to-the Vallandigham meeting:
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, May 16.-
I cannot 'attend the meeting at.the Cap:
1 -itol this evening,' but I wish, to .state my k,
opinion in regard to the arrest of Mr. Val.
landighatn. - It: is an act whichr.has bre't
dishonor upon oar. country.: full of
danger to our persons and our:hoines:it
bears upon its front a conscious violation
of law and justice: Acting upon the evi.
deuce. of detailed informers,' shrinkilig
:from the: iigh t . of day, in the 'darkness of
night, armed men violated - the. howe of
an' American citizen, and furtively bore
him away to „military trial, conducted
without , those safeguards known to the
proceedings of our judicial tribunals. The
transaction iniolved a series. of a•
gainst our mnst . sacred rights .. It inter.
fared Wit h. the'freedom of speech ; it-mo.
leStedintr rights -to`besecure in our homes
against unreasoitable - se . arclic-. , and seiz
ures ; it pronounced sentence without
trial save 'one • whiels, was a ;mocker\
which - insulted • as . well wrongel
perpetrators now seek to impose
punishment, not for an offense against
but for the_disregard of an inv:tlid order,
ptit 'forth yip .the titter 'disregard of 'the
principles 'of civil liberty. if 'this pro:.
leeeding is approved. by - .the govern.
ment, and sustained by the, people,. it is
,not merely isten - toward revolutionh
is revolUt ion j':it will not only lead tit mil-
itary destiotismit establieilies iniVr,ary
despotism.. In this aspect it. must be ac.
cepted, or in.-this aspect rejected.'-:: If it is
upheld, our liberties are,overChrown; the
pErtP" n ffl
itr ral t itn" . ,....E.ene...r,i i im....of.ollr
Trereli aepen upon the ar.
bitrary Of :such. rulers us may hereaf
ter be placed,over us, WltilCrnur.eonstitu.
tional guaranteeA.will be broken' down.-s
Even 1100 the 'governors 'and courts . of.
some of the gretit Western- . Siates. have
stink . into insignificant:a before despot.
is powers churned and exercised by mill•
I:try:Mtn whii have been sent utto theirbor,
ders: 'lt is a foarrtil thing' tO increase the
•dAtigi r'w,hi :It noiv overhangs us by trvit..
tg the. l,w, the judiciary . , .and - the state
authorittes with. contempt. 116 pecyle.
of this country now wait 'with ileeptst
anxiety the de( Wens of -.tlie..adminitra- -
tion upon these acts. Haling given.it
generous support in the conduct of„the
war, we pause to see what kind -of govern.
ment it is for which we are asked to ponr
out-otir blood and. our tre4sUres. The ae
tinn of the idministrution will detertnit4
in ,the minds of 'more than onelinif of tie
loyAlstfites whether this war is waged . to
put down rebellinnat the_onth or de
stroy free institutionsr at' the. North. _ We"
look for its decision withanost solemn so.
'kande. r• • 1 - loiano SEYMOUR.
.fartaid . Weridell.Phillips, at a recent
New York meeting:
Our , duty is take gratefully all that
the (s,i : think, iannthipm into giving us, and
like Oliver • •
It is stated that one hundred millions - of
dollars hake 'been thus far subscribed to
the five-twentyloan mid Secretary Chase
is said to consider that this amount is all
that is needed for the-wesent.
lar Let it -be impressed duporl your
minds, let it be instilled into your children;
that - the liberty, of the press is the palladi
um of nIL the civil, political and religions
rights of,preemen.---Juraus,, .
True; yet how many freemen are not
liberal tiiid just nongh to pay the twelve
shillings - a year to support the last barrier
that shields them from hopeless despotism.
Our with that $1,2150' and urge-your neigh
bors to. subscribe.
Change 'of lime;
The following advertisement in the 0.4-
kosh (Wisconsin) Review, shows_lhat flier? ,
has been a general change of base since.
the accession.of the abolition dynasty to ,
power. Sine of our Harrisburg emanci ,
pation and amalgamation genlry should .
:apply for' the comfortable position. A
white man's daughq.r 4 fyeited as one of'
'the familx," - by "res pectable .cOlored"
folks, we should think would be ikon
" WANTED: -'--By a respectable coloied
tinnily, a bright intelligent white' girl, to
servein the capacity of house servant.—
Such a girl will lie paid. good wages and
be treated as one of theiamily, Referen
ces'ne, to honesty and intelligence requir
ed. Address X. Y, Z. Oshkosh Post Of-