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BY GEORGE BERGNER.
From our Afternoon Edition of Saturday
DECISION OF SUPREME COURT.
JAIN IVINEBRENNER APD OTHIZEI, In Daupbin
es. Common Pleas
JANINS COLDER AND °Tan. In Squity.,
iiLwo end Etter for Plaintlr.
1;ak. , 1 ior Defendants.
°ANION OP TUB COURT-LOWRY 0. J
L,•:tst we should be supposed to approve the
I t,' in of this bill, it is better for us to say that
it It were a simple statement of the essential
of the case, instead of the evidence of those
it would not have needed one-fourth as
much paper, and would have presented the
, Act . with much more clearness. This is suffi
,l..ei indication of a .fault that ought to be
The case is a church quarrel in thetdenomina
ii,m of Chilstians, calling themselves the
church of God, and usually by others Wine
bieual hum. It arose by a majority of the con
glegation, called the Church of God at Harris
burg, attached themselves to Mr. Colder, and
peihimting in calling him as their pastor, though
he was not a minister of the denomination so-
cepted by the Annual Eldership ; which Is their
elle for what in other denominations is called
ilrebby, tery, classis, convention, &G., though,
cuitue, not with exactly indentical func
tions A minority of the congregation oppose
this movement, and desire to accept a minister
c sign d to them by the Annual Eldership ;
cud on this question the congregation is divided
into two irreconcilable factions.
The fundamental question raised by the case
is, which patty is right in its action? This
question is so well discussed, on principle and
authority, in the opinion of the learned Pre
sident of the Common Plem, that we are saved
from much of the discussion which would,
otherwise, have been proper. But the case has
been very ably and earnestly re-argued hero on
Some points which seem to require a special
Atention from tie, and we proceed to the con-
iderat ion of them
the State having prescribed no law for the
v.on of any Church, leaved each Church or
4arnination to the guidance of its own law,
roAl looks to that aS the standard by which all
iLtertull disputes are to be tried. One main
therefore is, what is the law of this
wagregation relative to the mode of obtaining
'Ne congregation is in regular association
with its sister congregations, and in regular
connection with, and subordination to, the pro
visional and General Elderships or assemblies
of the Church, and of course part of the law
of each congregation is to be found in the gen
eral law of the denomination ; and all the re
liable oral ttattimorty in the cause, all the usages
of the Church, and all its written documents,
unite in showing that there Is no regular way
for a congregation to obtain a pastor but by the
appointment of the Annual Eldership. This is
but very faintly denied, and it is rather sought
to Le avoided by the argument that this usage
is not properly a kw that binds the congrega
tions, bat only an expedient that is useful for
peaceful co•operation so long as it is adminis
tered to the saner...turn eh.. several-congre
The charter of this congregation, obtained
irstu the -Legislature in - 184g_ ray
dos , its independent character ; and certainly
it does not allude to any more general body of
which it is to form a part. But.
it does not forbid nonw;rith
~.,,egaittinia and congregational individuality
is dot at all inconsistent with denominational
unity, as any one that looks may see. And in
ELMO' denominations, it is quite common, not
to say that it is the usual rule, to omit all no
tice of the denominational bond in their con
gneational charter, and this without meaning
to aikt the character of the congregation as it
WAS Moro the charter, or to declare it inde-
Section 9of the charter expressly forbids
enumeration of powers and privileges from ex
cludiu not enumerated. 'the powers
given to the Congregational officers are no
wore exclusive of denominational character,
powers and laws, than is common in Church
chimera, and rightly understood, are not at all
iuconiisti at with the associate duties of the
'I he Legislature never means by granting or
allowing such charters to change the ecclesiastical
that's of congregations; but only to afford
them a more advantageous civil status. And
this charter has been understood by this
congregation ever since it was granted ; for it.
has continued all its associated action without
change up to the time of this dispute, And it
could not reasonably have supposed that the
charter changed its ecclesiastical law relative
to the appointment of pastors ; for the charter
tleelaree nothing on that subject.
It is argued, moreover, that every congre
gation is proved to be independent, because it
is to declared in the " History of the Church of
God" given in evidence, and especially because
it is there declared that Churches should be
loaned "subject to no extrinsic or foreign
jurisdiction, and governed by their own officers,
chosen by a majority of the members of each
This history is admitted to be an authentic
exposition of the doctrine and order of the
Cuurch, and was written by John Winebrenner,
Who was the founder of the sect, and who, as
part of this quarrel, was expelled from the
Church and died in expulsion, if the action of
the m . ,jority of this congregation is to be sus
ltt much is to be made out of the word " in
;" for, in ordinary usage, its mean
ing indefinite. The tenant of the poor.
house hkm to e,ill himself an independent cit . '.
zen, and no eon need object very seriously to
this, 80 long as he conforms to the laws of the
place. Others have a better right to claim this
distinction, and yet all must submit to the laws
of the land. No man or body of men can be
entirely independent of society and its laws.
And yet there is a measure of independence in
all association, and its extent can be escer
liked only by an observation of the facts that
define it. And so, the expression, " subject to
rai extrinsic jurisdiction" may have a relative,
but not an absolute value. It cannot, in the
faro of the other documents of the Church, and
its uniform practice, save the several cong re .
sations from dependence on the Annual Elder
-1, p for its pastors ; and that is the material
The defe'ts consider it some support of their
Se, that the same document declares that "co
. leration, not legislation, is the main object"
0 the meetings of the annual Eldership. An
,ther sentence of the same document, howev
presents some qualification of this one
It she kthe general Church) is a society of
-aiuts, then a congenial government is necessa
,ly implied ; for no society can well exist with
, at order, and order supposes rule, disciplinki
auk' control ; and these imply a controling
Power." it follows therefore that some legis-
latlOn is necessary, and that for the purpose of
securing the " main' object, co operation.—
These terms accord with the usual functions .of
Such bodies in other denominations ; co-opera
tion rather than legislation, and legislation in
aid of co-operation. And' it is expressly in
general accordance with other such assemblisi
that Eldership is formed; when it is declared'
in the Constitution, Art. 2, that the Annual
Eldership is " for the transaction of such busi
ness as properly pertains to ecclesiastical bodies.
Certainly it is not an illegitimate form of co
operation for these assemblies to assign to each
minister his station, and especially it is not
inconsistent with the principle of co-operation,
that this assignment is expressly declared to be
a function of Annual Eldership. When it iegis
ken beyond this to the injury of any member
or congregation, it will be time enough to in
vestigate its functions more closely. We do
not need to do so now.
To justify the rejection of the pastor ap
pointed by the annual Eldership, the defend
ants rely on Article 14 of the constitution,
Which declares that the Stationing Committee
"shall appoint the preachers of the several
stations and circuits, and their report shall
always be final and conclusive, except it be re
jected by a vote of a majority; in which case the com
mittee shall take it back, and report another,
subject to a like adios.
It is argued that this recognizes the right of
the majority of the congregation to reject a min
ister assigned to it. But the evidence shows
that such has never been the practice of the
Church; and this is strong evidence against
such an interpretation. There 113 no evidence
on the record sufficient to sustain it ; and the
ordinary practice of deliberative bodies is all
against it. Article 13 provides for a Slarkliny
Committee to act for the assembly during its
vacation in making and changing appointments
of ministers But the Stationing Committee' cts
only during the sessions of 'the assembly and
reports to it, not to the congregations ; and it
is the reports thus made that are final and con
clusive, unless rejected by a majority; and this
seems to us very plainly to mean a majority of
the annual Eldership. To interpret it other-
Wise would require evidence that has not been
furnished to us, and which, we supposi, does
not exist. We infer, therefore, from this and
other parts of the constitution and from the
common practice, that the appointments' of the
Statibning Committee, not disapproved of by the
annual Elderahips, are binding upon the con
But it is argued that this congregation has
always been accustomed to choose its own pas
tors, and that, therefore, their choice of Mr.
Colder wars not disorderly. There is, however,
no reliable evidence in support of this allega
tion. Their congregational minutes show no
instance of such an election until after this dis
pute began. No doubt these often informal
' meetings of the elders or leading members, or
oven of the congregation for the purpose of
agreeing upon preachers whom they would re
quest the Eldership to send them ; the evidence
shows this. But this does not prove any lam of
the congregation or of the denomination ; but
only an indulgence or liberty, a liberty not to
elect a pastor. h,.* •air Ls newest one whom they
use to have. The appointment of a
pastor has always come from time/Ina or a con
shlpi 19, 11 2,n0 0 1 4 2 'visibly for the tempo
rary supply and an accidental vacancy. Mr.
ICroll seems to have been an instance or-tuia,
and he wee arte,arue appointed by the annual
It might be possible that,the annual Elder
ship, should so far offend the wishes of the con
gregation, and disregard the fitness of things
and the expectations raised by its own custo
mary modes of acting, that equity might . justify
(*.excuse a congregation in rejecting its
*ointments and in choosing a pastor for them
selves ; but in this case we find nothing of the
sort. In almost all instances the annual Elder
ship sent to this congregation the pastor whom
they dedred, and no doubt they treated all other
congregations in the same manner, as nearly as,
was practicable. ' In such ;matters eselrone is
necessarily liable to some disappotritnsinit; If
there wee any favored church, it was the one
at Harrisburg ; and this was quite natural, as
it was perhaps the most influential, and was
the mother Chutch of the denomination.
As to this particular case there seems to have
been an extraordinary degree of indulgence on
the part of ;the Animal Eldership towards the
majority of this congregation and towards Mr.
Colder: for it was not until after he had ac
cepted the pastorate without the consent of
the Annual Eldership, or of its Standing Com
mittee • and after he had been convicted of in
subordination at an extra session called on ac
count of his irregularity •; and'after he had re
fused to submit the difficulty to the adjustment
of the Standing Committee as required by the
AnnUal Eldership, and continued to act as
Paster, though this had been pronounced
subordinate ; and after he had been again tried
and convicted of insubordination, and was so
far forgiven as to have his license renewed and
the pastorate of the. Harrisburg Church as- 1
signed to him until the first of Apriffollowing ;
and after he had used his position as Editor of
the newspaper of the Churchto maintain the'
part he had taken ; it was not until after all
this and more that he was suspended from the
ministry by the Standing Committee, and after
wards expelled hy, the Annual Eldership. Sure
ly this indulgence exhibits a degree of respect
for Mr. Colder personally, which can be ac
counted for only on the supposition of high
qualities possessed by him, and this may also
indicate the grounds of the attachment to him
of so many of this congregation, notwithstand
ing his disorderly course.. The evidence re
veals to us no reason why this respect and
indulgence of the Annual Eldership has not
been reciprocated. The utmost that the ma
jority can attain by persistence in this insubor
dination can only be the establishment of a
new sect, which, according to the ordinary
- practice of giving names, the world will call
Suppose. that this congregation was at one
time independent. Then, it is argued, it may
at any time resume its independence. We
do not concede the conclusion ; though there
may be special cases, wherein inch a result may
be reached. The principle that governs in
such cases Is good faith to all the members of
I the congregation • and that can be preserved
only by a loyal adherence to the authorities
and organic constitution that were in existence
at the time they became members. They can.
complain of no changes that are made, in their
organic laws by their legitimate authorites in
pursuance of the constitution ; but all changes
otherwise made without their consent are a
violation of good faith to them, however great
may be the local majorities that attempt them.
But was this congregation ever independent
in the sense that it elected its own pastors?
We see no evidence of it. It was John Wine
brenner that gathered and nurtured this flock;
and it was thus, and not by election that he
became the pastor of it. And judging this
HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1862.
event : by others, he instructed and appointed
the preaching elders who assisted in gathering,
nurturing and organizing other flocks. And
when, after five years of labor, in 1830, he and
his fire assistants met together to form a tegu
lar organization and constitution • most likely
they did npflilpg s mati*elly dfff t k in rela
Pon to thellptioitttment'or s, mini what
they had been doing before. It is only after
that, that we become possessed of the exact,
outlines of the system of organization, and Polk
sibly before that they had not become distinct
ly conscious of it themselves. It is not neces-
sary for us to be able to say when its associat
ed form became complete. ; ,Grosing things
are not Susceptible of precis' definition'. We
cannot say exactly when a boy becoraes a:man
or when a sapling becomes a tree.' It ie sum-
Aient, when we Are called upon to' test the
legitimacy of any particular act of an ecclesias
tical organism, that we are able to discover and
define, the law of the crgardsm. that applies, to,
the crm, Whether ithe did or neW, and wheth
er we can trace its history or not.
We need not dwell on the argument founded
on the deeds of conveyance of the congregational
property It is well answered by the opinion
of the learned President of Common Pleas.—
The trustees, who are the elders,' lield the
property for tlie use of the congregation, and
that consists of all those whe are in full com
munion with the church, and who adhere, or
are willing to submit to' Cite regular' - order of
the church; and adherence to the general de
nomination, while it continues sound and or
derly, is one of the essential elements of that
order.i .According to , the fundamental, legal
and equitable principles of such associations,
that majority which makes use of its corporate
forms for the,purpose of inatitii,ting an organ
ized 'resistance• to the legitimate authority of
their ecclesiastical superiors ; that expels the
members of the minority for refusbig to con
tribute to the •support 'of *heir disorderly or
ganization ; and that institutes as its 'pastor a
regular expelled minister of their denomination;
such a majority is not the true congregation.
Mr. Colder was regularly expelled ; for his
previous attempt to dissolve his 'connection
with the Annual Eldership was utterly nugato
ry so long as he persisted in inaintaing his po
sition as pastor of one of its congregations.—
Moreover, even without the expulsion,
cover no principle of this denomination by
means of which he can be at all, recognized as
a minister of the gospel ; for he never was one
except by virtue of the annually renewed li
cense of the annual eldership, and his last
license expired in the end of the year 1869, or
the beginning of 1860.
According to the legal and equitable princi
ples of such associations, it is those who adhere
or submit to the regular order of the church,
local and general, (even though' they be a
minority) that constitute the true congregation,
and also the true corporation,, if it be incorpo
rated. It makes no' difficulty in equity that
the majority have constituted themselves in
strict accordance with the congregational or,
corporate forms, if they have done so in . viola-,
tion of fundamental principles. One of the
most important functions' of equity in such
cases is to supply the defects-of the vofporate
b1y , ma.i.a..0.-.l,,vitr ape tam trains ClOne in AS axe
analogy to the corporate forme as is compatible , '
with the main purpose of prOtecting the rights
of the minority and
of the association. One of the, rights of this
minority is to bave a pastor regularly appointed,
.by the annual Eldership or its stntiening com
We must consider this congregation as hav'-
ing been in a state of anarchy for the last four
years, and during that period all its regular
and legitimate action has been suspended, And
all its members have ceased to be qualified
voters under its charter by falling in .arrears in
their contributions more than one year—the
majority have done so by improperly-contribu
ting to the support, of their' disorderly'organi
zation ; and the minority by properly refusing
to contribute for such a purpose. .It was said
on the argument that the minority has regu
larly kept up the Organization by itself, but
this no where appears on the records in any
sufficient manner, and we can take no notice
How ' then, shall equity restore the organism
to life? It must overlook this period of an
archy and go back to a time when order stil'
existed, and take the members as they then ,
stood, who are willing still to adhere to the
congregation in its proper order s . We must
presume that a reasonable degree of order pre
vailed on the 3d of November; 1858, when Mr.
Coidqr was last appointed pastor of this con
gregation ; but immediately after that disorder
became manifest and permanent—those who
were than qualified voters, arid who now de
clare themselves desirous of continuing to be
members of the congregation and . willing to
submit to its congregational and denomina
tional order, must still be considered members.
But owing to this anarchy, there are no
members properly qualified under the charter
to hold a new election, and it is not proper to
wait until the next charter period for holding,
The provisions of the charter are therefore
inadequate for the present emergency,' and We
must supply its defects according to the d
mands of the occasion. ,
The plaintiffs, by their appeal, further ask'',
that an account shall be decreed against . the
defendants ; but they do not file their bill ;
the trustees of the corporation,
but only as prir
vete members, and as such they have no right
to the account prayed for. •It is enough that
their rights of membership are restored, by
bringing back the corporation to its proper
order. When order is restored, other wrougt,
may be corrected in the ordinary way. •
It seems to us that we need:not discuss this
case further. What we have said is sufficient;
to indicate what the decree 'ought to be. if
must be in some respects different from the de
cree pronounced in the Common Pleas, arid we
shall amend and correct that accordingly. ,
A Tex Catrrios.—A soldier in the army
before Itichinond, writes at the close of a letter
to his f am ily : "By the, way, should you see my
name in the papers reported among the killed
or wounded in the next fight, do not credit the
report until indubitable proofs are supplied,
for it often happens that those who are report
ed killed or wounded, who are not injured at
all." This is worthy of general remembrance
at this time. The early lists of killed and
wounded are always made up in a hurry, andis
generally full of mistakes. When there tre
mere than one of the same surname• in a corp 4,
the wrong wan is apt to be put into the lista.
Those reported killed are often only missing,
and the missing on one day are likely to turn
up the next. In abort there are all sorts of
causes for mistakes, as experience , has
shown. Friends and families, therefore 0000
take the above advice, and watt for "
table proofs." ' ' .•
FRU FORUM MORK
ARRIVAL OF ,REBEL PRISONERS.
In REBELS BRITENRAVE TEN MILES.
FoRTa Ititorsoi;ll9 4
The steamer Stateof Maine;With 309 iv' ound
ed soldiers on board, and the Kennebec with
250, ! leaye Fortress .Monroe this morning for
New York. They arrived here last night from
Harrison's Landing. ' Many of them are very
Slightly wounded—a finger, hand,'or an arm.
While endeavoring to obtain' their names the
boats were ordered to leave. Colonels E. C.
Platt and A. W. Lewis, Captains J. G. Wilson,
John Knoblock, A. H. Hitridlion, and Daniel
Parker, •are on the State of Maine.
The Eleventh Regiment Pennsylvania Re
serves were in the first battle of the extreme
right wing and suffered severely. Col. Galla
gher was wounded and taken prrioner ; Lieu
tenant Colonel JaCksm • was killed';'Major
Johns is missing, and Captain Brady was killed.
All the other officers are missing except Captain
Porter and his two Lieutenants, , who were de
'tailed upon other busineris at the time of the
Parties on board the steamer Commodore,
from Harrison's Landing, report they, heard
cannonading from nine o'clock in the morning
until two in' the 'afternoon ; " others say 4 it con
tinued mitilsix o'clock, the time of the depar
ture of the steamer from Harrison's Landing.
She brings down 476 soldiers, mostly wounded;
among them is Wm. Raymond Lee, of the
Twentieth Massachussetts, who is debilitated,
but not materially injured. •
Gen. prOlelkE4l sent down 533 rebel prisoners
fp-day, who were marched in Fortress. Monroe
e!ri g te' file, Sod "a more unique Prpectacle never
could be, dreamed' of. They wore all sorts of
arses —many, of which had undoubtedly been
taken, from our soldiers—no two were alike, and
they were dirty, dingy and worn out. The
rear was brought up by about twenty " contra
bands," who, as they stepped ashore, grinned
ghastly grins and foiloared their " mamas "
info the Mit.. -The'prisoners were sent here in
charge of Lieut. C. D Mehaffey, of the Staff of
Geri. Andrew Porter, Provost Marshal of the
Army of the Potomac. 'Among them are fifty
three officers—two'O ph:oriels, three Lieutenant
Colonels and three Majors. The; following are
included in the , number : Maj . . John 'Link,
Seventh Lbuisiatot, Capt. Cornelius Page, Sev
enth Louisiana; Surgeon Norton; Eighth South
Carolina, Capt.. J. W. Rogers, First South Car
olina Rifles; Capt. Kirby, Seventeenth Virginia;
Capt. Granbery, First Virginia ; Capt. John R.
Towers First Virgibia ; Augustus Shaw, Adju.-
nt nhrtiettr th3oltna
k Third Louisiana ; Chfipirtin Third Lou.
Jones, Sevenbienth Virginia ; Cot
Martin Mare, Seventeenth Virginia; Capt. Rob
rig:Simpson, Seventeenth Virginia.
• It is-stated that the rebels were driven back
arid retreated ten miles on Trtawia, 7l l -Trrt-tr - greist
loss of- men wad cannon.
The Itthirth was eel : el:mated by the firing' Of a
'salute from the-fort and navy at' 12 o'clock,
and . an English frigate lying in the Roads
.abreast theltirt.chimed" in its Itallile.
UXVIIth' Contress;--First Session
WASIMIGTON, July 5,
. . .
Mr. SUMNER, (Hasa.,) presented' a petition
asking .that the Preaident be requested to call
on all loyal persons to return •to their alle
giance tut& repott themselves . within the lines
of the, arrny.l, . .
Mr: GRIMES, (lowa,) offered a' resolution that
the Secretary, of War be requested to transmit:
to the Senate the official report of Gen. Canby,
In regard to military operations in New Mexico
and e the battle of March:last.
Me. Run e (Minn.,) objected to its present
cOnsid.eratiori.. ',Laid over. • ,
;^ Mr. Powam, (Ky., moved' to take up the bill
aholishing the franking. privilege.
Mr. WOE objected to lts being taken. up. On
Lb°. • gyration being :taken no 'quorum was
• Mr. CLARK, (N. H.,): moved that the Sergeant
At-arms, requesti the attendance of absentees.
Mr. LANN, (Kansas) offered a resolution that
the President be requested to inform the Sen
ate of the amount due to the State of Kansas,
by the sevetaLdepartments of the;Goverriment,
With the view of applying the same as taxes
due from the said State. • Adopted.
Mr. _Waria,;(ohio) called up the bill .provid
ing for certain post roads. It provides for a
bridge across. the Ohio atSteubenville.
=toyed to amend so. as to make
the draw. of the proposed bridge 11011teekin-.
stead of 4 2701feet4 This amendihent ' - wal dis
cussed at-some length by Messrs. Wade, Cowan
and Callamer. '
The Senate adjourned,- having' been in ses
sion about halt an hour. ' •
Tits Use or 'Faurr.—As the practice of pur
chasing arid eating fruit of all kinds is now in
vogue, we clip from an exchange a few sugges
done in`referencie to the use of such luxuries,
which may not be . amiss: " Fruit to beneficial
must be used in =Aeration and in season, as
they lead to internal commotion, and cholera
morbus. Strawberries may be Indulged in ad
lib with or without cream ; 'but it is hardly ju
dicious to ulloyi a' child six months old, to eat
a quart of green gooseberries just before going
to bed. In eating cherms, plums and peaches,
it's not necessary to swallow the pits, audit is
injurious to women and children when carried
to.excess. Red currants should be used with
moderation, unless reduced to pies; but they
are still better in the shape of wine. Pineap
plea should be pealed . and eaten, as the skin is ,
rough and liable to irritate the coats of the
stomach. The same rale is usually applied to
banannas and Oranges, in 'which case be sure I
and throw the skins on the sidewalk as it is so
very amusing' to see people slip down upon
them ; if they break a leg, there is a few dol
lars for the surgeon and an item for the report
ers ; the act is therefore both lendable and
amusing. Preen apples should be eaten in
moderation bY children ' 'a quart being sufficient
for a schoolboy to eta sfter'dioner. By follow
- ,ing thesn'thibtiolle pnople' can enjoy the lux
ury oftlfin'elirth . *iillont risking a settlement
in the 'cienniteiY."-
Another Speech by Mr. Train.
tr. Train on England's Neutrality and General
We'find 'room "only for the following extract
of 'one of Mr. Train's recient speeches:
Mr. Tasm—Nentrality signifies we tknes
All small_ minds hesitate. Lack of decision
shows lack of
. rictwer. Generals,,wbo win bat
tles are not* neutral men. Neutrality on the
American rebellion is taking skies in diiiguise.
The man who is soft on the American question
kt i onft on all questions. — I alespitte soft.Amen
cans as well as soft, Englishmen. It is impos
sible for' an honest man to be neutral. Es
*bola not for me is against The:lndian
Thug is remarkable for hisneutmlitruntil his
garotte is round your neck.
chief is a neutral to your face, while his scalp
ing knife sleeps in his belt. Dumollard, the
French murderir, was a • neutral before he de
stroyed hie victims. There is no half-way be
tween a patriot and a traitor. The woman who
permits the least familiarity has, already lost
the foundatictn of her virtue.
Let her remain neutral in the presence of
the libertine, and she is lost The young man
counting his employer's money must not be a
neutral—if he does 'not wish to end his life
upon the gallows. The coat I - have made fits
exactly the neutral baukemand leading Ameri
cans abroad-,who are waiting for. victories be
fore hoisting Secession or Union flags The gar
ment is not out of place on England's back.
Neutrality in 'England Is treachery. Ameri
cans say, England, with all, thy faults, we love
the still! Englishmen s say, America, with all
thy virtues, we continue to bate tliee. Strong
men choose sides—Weak men are always neu
tral ; once au idiot, always an idiot. The
world is packedwith fools.
. Neutrality is imbecility. .No man can serve
two masters He must either love the one and
hate the other, or hate the one and'love the
other. Our Saviour Was - "not a neutral. Fmg
land for three generations has been unjust to
America.. liethat is . _unjust in little is unjust
in much. The maxim comes from an ancient
and respectable authority. Unjust in small
matters for half a century, England was just
ripe for being-unjust in great matters during
our revolution. Neutrality is disguise; assas
sins are neutral before they use the plign4rd.
Cie tiger in the jungle is a neutral before he
plunges on his victim. When you wish to des
troy an enemy, you first con`eal your plan.
Error and injustice are neutral before becoming
arrogaut and impudent.
GEN. BUTLBR'S PROCLAILANION
A love of fault-finding is no proof Of. tviedrito.
Your criticisms en 'General 'Butler's proclama
tion areas just as your pretended love for
America is honest. critics, says SY,ycherley,
are like thieves, who, coucietnned to execution,,
choose the businees of 'executioners rather than
be hnng. Your distortion - of the NeWOrterens
. ..-• : •• • -'y preaching
la: oc rifle they could break up our Republic
pro-Shivery advocates when they believ
ed we should preserve the Union. The procta- ,
reation.you have diabozumakr-4eetimav ,-0- .. - •
you mean to say thatyon believe Gen. Butler I
issued the. order for immoral purposes.
Do yOU' ' driderstancLits_W9Minge to
A.....u.,-44....-.Ermicrrocr-Iftentle WAR' given to the .
Federal .army ? . Tim very ideals -contrary to
the instincts -of. our nature,. insulting to the,
American people, and outraging the settees of
our race.' Yen give the order a reettiii4 never
intendeif. was unfortunately worded, but
I the spirit of the order ,was a .proper. oue. La
dies,itold . the :remedy.. het
- them remain in
t:toots, let their behave women; not like
tifiresses:"' The terrible slaughter of our
soldiers will some day lay heavy upon their
otioscieriges. WOMOD. Who go out of their way
to insult •Federal _officers who have treated them,
with every . courtesy, by pouring hot'Water out
of their windows when L 'they pass, or throwing
vitrol - in their faces on the pave, or as far, an:
sexing themselves as to strike i an Officer,, ought
not to object, when rualkial law is ordered, to,
proclamations that enfoM civility where tilde
nek was so Marked. • • •
The municipal law permits no disorder in the
street. Women breaking , it are sent to the
Calaboose. That is the terrible order, nothing
more—nothing lese 7 - 7 that amuses England and
provokes this debate. Laird" Palmerston takes
advantage of• it to have another fire at the
Americans, and Gregory and Welsh are mad
With delight. Lord Carnarvon also brings out
Earl Russell, and all the newspapers clap their
hands with joy—and you, gentlemen, echo the
Sentiment of the land. Do you remember a
picture in the Illustrated. News during the Se
poy revolution ? I do—and their features were
prominent—cannon"--English officers and Se
poy messengers bearing a flag of ' truce. The
picture has another side—the-officers consult
the Sepoys are bouod on the muzzleof the gum
—and, with their flag of truce tied around,
they were hloivri towards the camp from whence
they came.• '
Did Air. Seward ,get up Itt,his,place in the
Senate Chamber and protest against it in the
name of humanity ? Tho atrocities of your
soldietif in India-were only equkked'in their
biutality oPNena. Sahib himselt. 'Wiens Brit-_
ish officer enters .a Sepoy village and gives the
order to his regiment to ravish the Sepoy wo
men, and then leirel their houses to the earth,
humanity shudders for civilization. Compared
with such fiends, , General Butler is a scholar, a
gentleman, and a Christian. How forgetful of
the rights of civilization for our 'statesmen to
remain silent without recording their indigna
tion at such brutal acts I England must feel
proud of those Christian officers, and no won
der she is indignant at Butler.
Rave you forgotten the siege of Limerick ?
Is it true that Englishnien ravished the women
befordbMcbering the garrison and burning the
town ? Do you remember the sold blooded
slaughter of the Macdonalds of Glencoe, under
the same dynasty ? ' Verily, what a man was
You are the best of cut-throats I—Do not start
Thephrase is Shakspeare's, and not misapplied :
War's a brain-spattering—wiepirm slitting art,
Unless her cause by rihgt be sanctified.
If you have acted once a generous part,
't he weal, not the world's wasters, wild defade
An 1 I shalt be delight td to learn who,
awe you and yours, hunoyainui at Waterloo ?
• Davoust in Hamburg--Junot in Lisnon—
Malakoff in the Algerian caves—were guilty of
acts—and Wellington at St:Sebastian—worthy
of Russia in Poland or Eisynau in Austria.—
Butler's offence is worde.---England's offence
'was acts. Was Butler ' s - motive good or bad
It is the motive, not the act, that blackens the
crime. England is not the land to give Amer
its examples' as tb the treatment of woman.—
America is a country where itayouth aretaught
not to insult an old man or old, wagtail, and
woman can go through the entire country
PRICE ONE CENT.
without being insulted. America is the land
where eduistion and Tel gives tone to the
morals of. our people. How "careful Engl. , nd
is to find fault with our Federal army.
Have you seen any questions ou the Parlia
mentary paper, asking if the reports are true
regarding atrocities of the Confederate arm)?
Has the Federal power no friend at Court to
ask these questions of Lord Palmerton ?` is it
true ' that savages, 'led on by Confederates.
scalped our wounded officers at Pea Bidge?
it true that,Gevernor Sprague found some of his
aids, who were killed at Bull Ron, buried with
their laces downward? Is it true twat Federal
soldiers wounded on the ground at the battle
of Winchester were bayonettt d by Confederate
soldiers? /a it true that the ladies of a c rtain
town in Virginia invited one hundred Fid , litls
to their houses to tea, and their Ince hers, who
were in ambush, rushed in and put all to the
Surely America ought to have one friend
bold enough in Parliament, when Chr,'gory and
the Premier are hurling their invectives spinet
America, to inquire if it is true that the skull
'of a Federal officer is a bonbon or a rehol lath!
that Madame Beauregard, wh was uea, et
with "so muchpoliteni,s. by Con. Railer wear
a cameo cut from the bone of a Federal 01111-
nel !—that rebel ladies wear rings and brooches
made out of the skulls of our brave office's!
the proper thing for the rebel gentlemen
at 'Richmond is to have a spittoon made out of
a.homan head I In conclusion, let me ask if
England controls America's action If Eng
land pays our Federal officers? If England
must first be consulted before we declare mar
tial law? I was not aware that Abraham
Lincoln was elected President to the po.r del
American Republic by the bankrupt monarchies
of Europe. [Cheers and applause.]
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