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clearly delegated, under circumstaaces which
warranted its exercise, the order ought not to
be revoked, merely because the committee hold
or express opinions accordant wii h those of the
President. If the arrest and banishment were
not legal, or were not deserved by Mr. Val
landigham, then surely he is entitled to an im
mediate and unconditional discharge.
The people' of Ohio were not so deeply moved
by the action of the President, merely be
cause they were concerned for the personal
safety or convenience of Mr. Vallandigham,
but because they saw in his arrest and banish
ment an attack upon their own personal rights;
and they attach value to his discharge chiefly
as it will indicate an abandonment of the claim
to the power of such arrest and banishment.
However just the undersigned might regard
the principles contained in the several propo
sitions submitted by the President, or how
much sooner they might under other circum
stances, feel inclined to indorse the sentiments
contained therein, yei. they assure him that
they have not been authorized to enter into
any bargains, terms, contracts, or conditions
with the President of the United States to pro
cure the release of Mr. Vallandigham. The
opinions of the undersigned touching the ques
tions involved in these propositions, are well
known, have been many times publicly expres
sed, and are sufficiently manifested in the
resolutions of the Convention which they rep
resent, and they cannot suppose that the
President expects that they wal seek the dis
charge of Mr. Vallandigham by a pledge, im
plying not only an imputation upon their own
sincerity and fidelity as citizens of the united
States ; and also carrying with it by implica
tion a concession of the legality of his arrest,
trial and banishment, against which they, and
the convention they represent,
protested. And while they have asked the
revocation of the order of banishment not as
a favor, but as a right, due to the people of
Ohio ; and with a view to avoid the possibility
of conflict or disturbance of the public tran
quility ; they do not do this. nor does Mr. Val
landigham desire it. at any sacrifice of their
dignity and self-respect.
The idea that such a pledge as that asked
from the undersigned would secure the public
safety sufficiently to compensate for any mis
of the President in discharging Mr. Val
landigham, is, in their opinion, a mere evasion
of the grave questions involved in this discus
sion, and of a direct answer to their demand.
And this is made especially apparent by the
fact that this pledge is asked in a communi
cation, which concludes with an intimation of
a disposition on the part of the President to
repeat the acts complained of.
The undersigned, therefore, having fully
discharged the duty enjoined upon them, leave
the responsibility with the President.
M. BIBICIIARD, Chairman. 19th Dist
DAVID A. HouK, Seo'h 3d Diet.
GEo. Huss, 14th Dist.
T. W. BARTLEY, Bth Dist.
W. J. alonnoN, 18th Diet. ,
Joint O'Ntsia., 13th Dist.
C. A. WHITE, 6th Diet.
W. E. FINCH, 12th Dist.
ALEXANDER LONG, .241 Dist.
JAS. R. MORRIS, 15th Dist.
Gen. S. CONVERSE. 7th Dist.
GEo. H. PENDLETON, Ist Dist.
W. A. HyrumNs. 11th Dist.
A. L. BAcKus, 10th Dist.
J. F. M'ilinerev. 4th Dist.
J. W. WRITE, 16th Dist.
F. C. Ls BLOND, sth Dist.
LOUIS SCH.EFFER. 17th Dist.
WARREN P. NOBLE, 9th Dist.
THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1863
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TIIE NATIONAL PLATFORM.
PURPOSES OF THE WAR.
Congress, by a voto nearly unanimous, passed
the follswint resolution, which expresses the
voice of the Nation and is the true standard of
" That the present deplorable civil war has been
forced upon the country by the disunioniste of the
Southern States. now m arms against the Constitutional
Stovernment, and in arms around the'Capital i that in
title National , run-rgencyr, Congress., banishing all feel
ing of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only
its duty to the whole country; that this war is not
maged,oe their pert as any spirit of oppression, or f
any purpose of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of
overthrowing or int.rfering with the rights or established
institutions of those States, but to defend and maintain
the supremacy of the Constitution, and to preserve the
Union, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the
several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these ob
i este arc accomplished the war ought to Cease."
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NOVEMBER 21. 1862.
Arming the ;Negroes.
Wes have before alluded to the dang e r w hi c h
menaced our city by having arms placed in the
hands of irresponsible negroes, and we again
call attention to it. Two oompanies of citi
zens who were organized for the protection of
our city, and one from Lewisburg who kindly
volunteered their services for the same object,
have been disbanded. This shows that the
autberities have no further fears, at least for
the present, of danger from invasion_ Besides
this, the Governor has issued•his proclamation
requiring all persons to whom arms have been
issued to retuin the same to the arsenal, which
ae we understand, has been generally complied
with by the (Attune.; and yet some two hun
dred negroes, belonging to no military organi
zation, and therefore subject to no control, re
thin arms in their hands. In the name of the
public peace and order, we ask ilia autLorities
why this is permitted ? Many of ihese negroes
are among the most vicious and disorderly who
infest our city, and require the constant sur
veillance of the police. Are these proper per
sons to be the custodians of the arms of the
State? We deemed their arming unwise and
worse than useless, as far as the safety of the
city was concerned, even when it was me
naced; and now, when the danger of invasion
has passed, it can certainly serve no -useful
purpose to have them retain their arms, and
may result in serious riots and bloodshed. We
trust that the authorities will give this matter
their attention at once.
President Lincoln and the Ohio Commit.
President Lincoln, in answer to the Ohio
Committee, demanding the revocation of the
sentence of banishment against Vallandigham,
proposes to release him, providipg the Commit
tee, or a sae jot of them, will endorse the follow
ing propositions :
1. That there is now a rebellion in the United
States, the object and tendency of which is to
destroy the national Union ; and that, in your
opinion, an army and navy are constitutional
means for suppressing that rebellion.
2. That no of you will do anything which,
in his own judgment will tend to hinder the
increse or favor the decrease or lessen the ef
ficiency of the army or navy while engaged in
the effort to suppress that rebellion; and
3. That each one of you will, in his sphere,
do all be can to have the officers, soldiers and
seamen of the army and navy, while engaged
in the effort to suppress the rebellion, paid,
fed, clad and otherwise well provided and sup
This, to say the least, is a very singular de
mand. A citizen of Ohio has been arrested
without any warrant, or crime charged against
him', dragged before a court martial, and, in
violation of all law and the express guarantees
of the 'United States Constitution, as well as
that of the State Of which he was a resident,
is sentenced to imprisonment, which sentence
is afterwards changed to banishment, a punish
ment unknown to our laws, and unprecedented
in history, and the President very gravely
proposes to release him, providing the Commit
tee will endorse certain propositions. This
must be one of Mr. Lincoln's ghastly jokes, in
a fit of partial insanity. Our readers will re
member thathe does not ask Mr. Vallandigham
to make any concessions, which is a virtual
admission that he had done no wrong; but if
he can humiliate the committee who asks his
release as a right, he will grant it Was ever
anything more monstrous or absurd? The
question is simply as to whether Mr. Vallan
digham has committed any crime against the
laws of the land. If so it is clearly the duty
of the President to see the law vindicated. If
he has committed no such crime, to, keep him
in confinement or banishment is the wanton
outrage of a despot and tyrant. To make his
release dependant upon what a committee of
the citizens of Ohio may themselves do, is to
make a mockery of justice, and trifle with the
most sacred rights of a free people.
We publish in another column the rejoinder
of-the Committee to the President, which en
tirely exhausts the subject, and coptpletely re
futes every argument made by him to justify
his arbitrary and law-defying course.
Stanton and Haileek
As represented in the New York Herald,
these gentlemen stand before the American
people in a very unfavorable aspect.
The Secretary of War, Stanton, is repre
sented in the Herald to have said, speaking of
the capture of Vicksburg, that the "sneaking
traitors and copperheads of the North would
be driven hissing to their holes," and Gen.
Halleck, in his speech, ooncurring in the re
marks of the remarkable Secretary of War,
asserts that Gen. Grant 37941 d proceed from
victory to victory until the "rebellion has been
crushed out, and the copperheads; as his friene,
the Secretary had said, 'were driven hissing to
We may be permitted to inquire of these high
Government functionaries what they mean by
"the copperheads of the North" who are to be
driven "hissing to their holes?'
If they mean the Democratic party, as un
doubtedly they do, we beg to assure them that
there is not strength enough in the Adminis
tration, with all its bayonets and greenbacks,
to accomplish what they seem to think so easy
The Democratic party is organized, in force,
and in the field, ready to meet and throw back
every unconstitutional measure which the Ad
ministration may unwisely undertake to carry
out ; and we can assure Messrs. Stanton and
Alleck that they are mistaken in their viewe,
however the campaign? of Grant and Banks and
Meade may terminate.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Tux SCILRENDER OF VICKSBURG
WASHINGTON, July B.—A dispatch from Gen.
U. S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Halleck, dated at
Vicksburg at half-past ten o'clock on the
morning of the 4th of July, stalls that the ene
my surrendered this morning and their troops
were paroled as prisoners of war.
The movements of his forces about to be
made are detailed, but are not proper for pub.
lication at present.
The War Department received intelligence
that dispatches from General Grant with the
details of the surrender of Vicksburg are now
on their way to the Departmedt.
DEATH OF DISHOP KENR/CK.
BAurnitonn. July B.—Archbishop Reuriek
died suddenly this morning at his residence in
this city, aged sixty-six.
BALTIMORE, July B.—Nearly one thousand
rebbls, who were captured by Kilpatrick, ar
rived here this morning. including Brigadier
General Joucti, a 0,v4.1ry offiftr, anti fitty-one
THE VICTORY AT HELENA, ARK.
WAsnincron, July B.—The following dis
patch was received at the headquarters of the
army, to day.
nMADQUARTARS OF FRB ARMY CORPS,
Memphis, Tenn., July b, 1863.
To Major General Ralleck :
Prentiss was attacked in .force by the rebels
under Holmes and Price at Helena, yesterday.
lie estimates their force at 15,0001 I think
9,000 will cover their strength.
Prentiss surtained their attack until three
o'clock p. nt.. from daybreak, when the rebels
were repulsed at all points leaving 1,200 pri
soners. Their loss in killed and wounded is
about from 500 to 600
PrPntiss lost*abeut 69 u t eri, fle bee already
sent 860 prison. rs, which I sent to Alton, to
day, in the Silver Moon.
S. A..lluatarcar. General Com.
THE DISASTER AT BRASHEAR CITY
NEW OBLEANS, June M.—The bubble at first
crested only on the surface of socieiy here in
regard to Brashear City, has proved to be a
much more serious matter tgan a bubble.
They took from us there 30,000 rounds of
,cannon ammunition, 30 pieces of fine artillery,
$300,000 sutlers' goods, and medical stores in
such quantities that it .is impossible to state
their value to us, but how valuable to them !
With these they got vast quantities of baggage
belonging to officers now at Port Hudson, to
gether with large supplies of company prop
erty of every description. The flour, salt, su
gar, pork, beef, and other commissary stores,
were of enormous quantities. I have beard
many persons say that our loss at Brashear
was more by far than all that we ever gained
from the Teohe expedition.
BY THE MAILS.
REBEi ASSAULT ON 'HELENA ON THE FOURTH OF
JULY-THE ENEMY REPULSED WITH HEAVY
c am , J u ly 7, 1868--Between eight and ten
thousand rebels, under Generals Hllmett, Price
and Marmaduke, made an attack on Helena on
the morning of the 4th.
They advanced in three columns, but the
roughness of the ground was such as to pre
vent the rebels from bringing up their artil
lery, and they attempted to carry, the works
by assault. The oentre column charged in
the direction of Fort Curtis and took three
lines of rife pits. The flank attack was not
so successful, which subjected the centre to an
enfilading fire, which swept them .down in
great numbers. They were soon surrounded,
and one whole brigade, or what was left of it,
numbering 840, fell into our hands, 740 of
whom arrived here this morning, among them
Col. Lewis, of the Seventh Missouri, Col. John
son and Col. Bell.
General Prentiss was aware of the contem
plated attack, and was prepared. fie had
about 4,000 men and was assisted by the gun
Prisoners say the attack will be renewed.
The battle commenced at four a. m. and con
tinued till ten a. in. The rebel loss was one
thousand five hundred in killed, wounded and
prisoners. The entire Union loss was not over
Gen. Prentiss is confident that he can repel
any assault made.
It is thought the rebel depredations near
Lake Providence were to draw the gunboats
to that point, thus to give them a better op-
portunity at Helena.
INTERESTING FROM NEW ORLEANS AND PORT
HUDSON-REBEL ASSAULT ON DONALDSONVZ.LLg
-LARGE CAPTURE OF 'REBELS
NEW ORLEANS, June 30.—Port Hudson still
remains in possession of the enemy. We have
been promised the grand and final assault every
(UT for some time past, but it has not,yet come
off. No explanation is given regarding the
delay. (must quently we are led to believe that
the "forlorn hope" is not yet properly organ
ized. There is nothing said concerning the
enemy being in force in our rear. If they are
there, as we suppose, it is evident they are in
doubt respecting our strength, and do not oars
to attack unless in overpowering force.
A murderous affair came off at Donaldson
ville on Sunday morning last. The enemy at
tempted to carry our little fort at that point by
storm, but failed in the attempt, and retreated
with a loss of over one hundred killed outright
and one hundred and twenty prisoners. The
attack was made by a Texas regiment, and
nearly every officer in it was either killed or
taken prisoner. Our loss was five killed and
fourteen wounded only. The United States
steamer Princess Royal participated, and it
was tier fire that told with such fearful effect
upon the enemy.
With the exception of the above, everything
in the department remains as in my last, and
must do so until the fate of Port kludson is
decided. We can hardly hope for any change
for the better until our army is heavily and
effectively reinforced and the heated term
The wounded officers and men in the de
partment are very well. General Sherman
will be able to leave for the North in a few
days. General Payne, although having lost
his leg, is doing very well. Captain tordeau
goes North by the first government transport.
We hear nothing from along the line of the
Opelousas railroad, except that the rebels at
Brashear City are running across the Atcha
falaya river all of the articles they captured at
that point. It is said that many of the Texas
regiments engaged in the affair at Donaldson
ville, wore clothing and had arms that were
taken at Brashear. I think the report not im
probable, for they secured much of almost
every article they needed.
The transport steamer Cahawba, it is said,
will leave this afternoon for New York. She
may or may not; for the sailing of army trans
ports le about as uncertain as anything possi
bly can be. I shall leave the details of affairs
here for the next regular steamer, the George
Washington, to sail. on Saturday next,.
The weather continues very hot ; but the
health of the city thus far remains excellent.
New ORLEANS, June 30-2 p. m.—The Uni
ted States steamer Tennessee is down from
Springfield Landing. The report is that our
approaches are within twenty yards of the en
emy's citadel. The attack raay come off at any
LEE'S CHANCES OF ESCAPE.-
WASHINGTON, July 7.—Apprehensions are
entertained that the retreating army of Gen.
Lee may find some means of crossing the Po
tomac and escaping its pursuers. Although
all the bridges across the river that - were known
have been destroyed, it is feared that others
have been placed higher up the river.
If Lee is coropelltd to go to Hancock to make
a crossing, he will be able to take with him
only a small part of the splendid army with
which he entered Maryland.
Major S. Herbert Laney, aid of Gen. Ewen,
Army of the Susquehanna, who was wounded
and captured by Fitz Hugh Lee's cavalry, near
Carlisle, last Friday, arrived in town to-night,
having visited Gen. Meade after being paroled.
He left Frederick at half-past one o'clock this
It is the impression in military circles at
headquarters that Lee's army is not entirely
broken, and pursuit over roads cut up by his
retreating trains will be very difficult, on ac
count of recent rains. It is certain, also, that
if Lee's army escapes they will carry off a
very large amount of supplies from the store
houses and farms they have sacked during
Lee is supposed to be entrenching at South
Mountain, and if not allowed to escape will
give battle there.
Major Lancy learned positively, while a pri
soner with Fitz Hugh Lee, that the reason why
the rebel army did not capture Harrisburg was
that the people in that region had informed
them that Geperal M'Clellan was at Harrisburg
with thirty thousand troops,
The condition of General Sickles is much im
proved to-day. Visitors of all kinds have been
excluded, and the quiet he has enjoyed has
greatly benefitted him. Strong hopes are en
tertained that he•will safely pass the approach
sta 'A tes ge a n s tt i e h m e a r n es c u o l u t v o e f rsZn re t
c w e i n th t
e military a
t a i
o ff n a i r
the records that since the commencement of
this war we have lost thirty-seven generale by
death, twenty-six of whom were killed in battle
or died by reason of casualties; and, id addi
tion, sixty-one generals have been wounded
It may not be publicly known that General
Hancock was wounded in the recent battle by
a tenpenny nail. This is accounted for on the
supposition that it was driven from a fence near
by. The nail and a small piece of wood have
been extracted, and the patient is convalescent.
Officers who have arrived here accord General
Hancock and General Gibbon much credit for
their conduct on the field.
The steamship New York, from Southamp
ton on the 24th of June, reached New York on
Tuesday. The Asia, from Queenstown on the
2Sth of June, arrived at Halifax yesterday on
her voyage to Boston. The news of the Asia
Is two days later.
The news of Lee's northern invasion was
made known in England on the 28th of June.
It was regarded as a mistake on his part., and
looked an as a movement which would tend to
greatly strengthen the cause of the Union.
Earl Russell, speaking in the House of Lords,
denied that Napoleon had 4 , renewed his over
tures for a joint mediation between the Fade
rals and Confederates,"
Mr. Roebuck was to bring forward his mo
tion for the recognition of the Confederate
States on the 30th of June.
The Vienna Journal states that Lord Pal
merston will endeavor to have the American
question submitted to the King of the Belgians
The officers of customs at Liverpool had no
tified the owners of the steamship Gibraltar
formerly the Sumpter—that the guns on board
should be lauded, or else the vessel would be
treated as if intended for the service of the
The reply of Prince Gortchakoff to the allied
note on the Polish question was looked for
with great anxiety. The probabilities of a
European war were canvassed in ttte mean
time. The London Poet—organ of the govern
ment—undertakes to prove that war with Rus
sia need not be regarded as a very serious
undertaking, for if Austria operates with sixty
thousand men on the frontier of Galicia, and
the Russian fleet is blockaded in the Baltic,
the Poles can do the remainder themselves.
The Moscow Gazette points out how very vul
nerable England is at sea, owing to her ex
tended commerce. It was thought in Paris
;ghat Napoleon did not wish a war on the sun
ject of Poland.
The Poles had again defeated the Russians.
It was said that Napoleon had demanded
the removal of the ex-King of Naples from
The Archbishbp of Cashel acknowledges the
receipt of £2OO from Baltimore, United States,
Collected for the relief of the poor of Ireland.
Consols closed in London, on the 27th of
June, at 92 a 92k for money. The Liverpool
Cotton market was firm, with quotations un
changed, ,on the 27th of June. Breadst.uffs
were fiat and rates barely Maintained. Pro
visions were quiet and steady. The rebel cot
ton loan was at from two and a half to one
and a half discount in London.
The following is from an interesting com
munication by M. M. Melchior de Vogue and
Waddington upon the general results of their
voyage in the East, published in the Revue Ar
ebtrologilme! I ask permission to take you
with us into the mountains between Antioch,
Aleppo, and Apamee, en the right bank of the
Oronte, and which in tke country are designa
ted under the names of Dj-Riha, Dj-Ala, Dj-
Alaga, end Dj-Semaan. I do not think that
in all Syria there exits a series of views to be
compared with those which the ruins of these
districts present. I am nearly tempted to re
fuse the name of ruins to a number of towns
almost intact and Whose view transports the
traveler to the midst of a lost civilization, and
reveals to him, so to say, all its secrets.
In exploring those deserted streets, those
abandoned courts, those porticos in which the
vine twines around mutilated columns, an im
pression is felt similiar to that experienced at
Pompeii ; that feeling is indeed less complete,
for the climate of Syria has not preserved the
treasures of that country like ashes of Vesuvius,
but it is more novel, for the civilization there
contemplated is less known than that of the
period of Augustus. In fact, all those cities,
to the number of more than a hundred and fifty,
in a space of from thirty to forty square miles,
form iivhole'from which it is impossible to de
tach anything, and belong to the same style,
same system and same date—that of the primi
tive Christian epoch, extending from the fourth
century to the seventh of our era. The spec
tator is transported into the midst of Christian
society—not the hidden life of the catacombs,
nor the humiliated, timid, and suffering exis
tence which is generally imagined, but. a free,
opulent, artistic life, in large stone houses per
fectly disposed, with galleries and covered
balconies, handsome gardens planted , with
vines, presses for making wine, cellars and
atone Cisterns for containing it, large under
ground kitchens and stables ; in squares, sur
rounded with porticos, are elegant baths
magnificent columned churches flanked with
towers, and encompassed by splendid tombs ;
crosses and monograms are sculptured in relief
on the doors, and numerous inscriptions may
be read upon the monuments ; from a feeling
of Christian humility, which contratts'with the
vain emphasis of Pagan inscriptions, they in
clude no proper names, but pious sentences,
passages from the scriptures, monograms, and
dates. The tone of those inscriptions indicates
a period not distant from the triumph of the
Church ; for an accent of victory is percepti
ble, which raises the humility of the man, and
animates every line, from the verse of the
psalmist engraved in handsome red letters
upon a door-post covered with sculpture, to
the scrawl of an obscure painter who, in dec
orating a tomb, has to try his brush, traced
upon the sides of the rock monograms of Christ,
and in his enthusiasm of an emancipated Chris
tian, - writes the great words in Greek, touto
nika-t—`This prevails l' From one of those phe
nomena, of-which the East offers such frequent
examples, all these christian towns were aban
doned on the same day, probably at the period
of the Mussulman invasion, and since then
they have not been touched. Without the
earthquakes, which have . thrown down many
walla and columns, nothing would be wanting
but the fixings and floorings of the houses.
PERILS OF PRECOCITY.—BaiIIet mentions One
hundred and sixty-three children endowed
with extraordinary talents, among whom few
arrived at an advanced age. The two sons of
Quintilian, so vaunted by, their father, did not
reach their tenth year. Hermogenes—who, at
th e age of fifteen, taught rhetoric to Marcus
Aurelius, who triumphed over the most cele
brated rhetoricians of Greece—did not die,
but at twenty-four lost his facultieti, and for
got all he had previously ,acquirea. Pica di
Mirandola died at thirty-two ; Johannes Se
eundus at twenty-five, having, at the age of
foteen, composed admirably Greek and Latin
verses, and become profoundly versed in ju
risprudence and letters. Pascal, whose genius
developed itself at ten years old, did not attain
the third of a century. In 1791 a child was
born at Lubeck, named Henri Heinneken,
whose precocity was miraculous. -At ten
months of age he spoke distinctly, at twelve
learnt the Pentateuch by rote, and at fourteen
months was perfectly acquainted with the Old
and New Testaments. At two years he was
as familiar with ancient history as the more
erudite authors of antiquity. Sauson and
Danville only could compete with him in ge
ographical knowledge. In the ancient and
modern languages he was a proficient. This
wonderful child was unfortunately carried off
in his fourth year.
Oar of the crew on FY New Bedford whaler
was discovered, after a fire months oruier,,to
be a woman. She performed her duty well,
but in a long chase after whales became ex
hausted, and acknowledged she had married a
man named Leonard, who left her. Early in
the war, she enlisted and served fifteen months
in the army of the Potomac before her sex was
discovered. Her father is a respectable jew
eler in Philadelphia.
A tavern-keeper at Leigh, Lancashire, Eng
land, is apparently too proud to adopt the cus
tomary sign of his calling, and prefers to an
nounce it by the pithy inscription over his
doorway—"My Sign's in the Cellar."
6. JEEMs” MASON AND THE EMANCIPA
TION IsTs—THE FRENCH AND MEXICO—
CANADA. GOING AHEAD—FOREIGN SEN
TIMENT AS TO THE RERELLION, ETC.
Special Correepondince of the Pitriot and Union
The renowned "'Teems" Mason has turned
up, as you may have seen, in the London
Tirnes. An Abolitionist of small-potato fame
took occasion to address "Jeems" with some
pertinent impertinences and was summarily
floored. Conway,' think the man was dubbed,
and he stated that the Abolitionists of the North
had delegated him to say that if the South
Would engage itself to free the darks the sons
of freectom would tell the President to stop
the war. "Jeems" Mason replied politely,
asking for information as to Conway's birth,
tenets and credentials, and the latter Conway
had not, though he offered to send to America
for them ! Then "Jeems" Mason fired his big
gun. The North would never be in a position,
he said. to put the question of emancipation
to the South; the South never necessitated to
answer it. After this spunky rejoinder
"Jeems" Mason collapsed into the columns of
the Times, where he received a setting up by
the editor. Conway at last accounts was no
where ; the sage of Winchester was oiling his
Conway suggests the inevitable intermina
bility of the dynasty of Abolitionists—like the
knave of spades, they were always turning up.
Macbeth could not have counted as many
kings in the line of Banquo as we have of these
distinguished folk in a day. You turn your
wheel and up jumps Mr. Helper; • the nest
revolution fetches up Miss Dickinson; here is
Conway, at the third turn, as a candidate to be
talked about, and' so the list will run to the
crank of doom.
The French are working themselves into an
enthusiasm upon the Mexican question, and
now propose to whip Russia and Prussia con
joined. I saw the Emperor at Fontainebleau
the other day, walking in the foret with a
military personage. The Emperor has a bad
eye, a waxed moustache, and bears no trace of
his uncle, to Whom, indeed, he has the repute
of being no kin. While the Emperor has got
Mexico down and is pounding her, John Bull,
on the other hand, is pushing Canada into
prominence. A railway is to be constructed
through the wilds of Canada to the base of the
Rocky mountains, and arrangements are being
made to transplant some hundred thousand
folk from Lancashire into that virgin country.
Our war has frightened the good pilgrims who
would bare come to us. The conviction of all
peoples whom I meet is that the South is a na
tion—not a cause—and that the Federal gov
ernment is spilling blood recklessly and going
bankrupt stupidly. It is a relief, indeed, to
be in-another land just now. Here there is
peace and progress. The arts are nurtured,
and then a thousand things to allure the eye
or absorb the thought.
On Sunday last, as I was coming home from
the American chapel, I noticed many people
going into the grand galleries of the Louvre,
and it occurred to me that I must use the op
portunity to hunt up the Venus of Milo. Of
course you know all about it—how a few years
ago a wonderful statue, in a mutilated state,
was disinterred somewhere upon Turkish soil.
It was thought to be the finest piece of sculp 2
ture extant, andethe French, who are the great
modern conservators of art, had it in Paris in
no time, to adorn their uvre marbles. I
wandered therefore through the labyrinth of
statues, passing here a Hercules, there a Diana,
now a muscular gladiator, now a defunct King
—when, standing at the head of a long aisle of
figures, I looked down to the other end and
recognized the Goddess. •
You cannot tell how beautiful it was. Two
thousand years of dust and oblivion had
marred, not ruined it, and with its broken
arms and scarred features, it stood upon its
pedestal, so grand that ette would not wish to
see it complete. It is a semi-nude figure, larger
than life size, with its left foot advanced and
planted upon a rock, its body bent forward,
and the expression of its face that of calm tri
umph. If you analyze it, you will say that its
posture is odd ; that it is not erect ; that its
face has not intellectuality—yet turn to the'
Venus de Medecis—of old the acknowledged
chef d'oeuvre of art—and see how mean the lat
ter's manner and proportions. One is a sim
pering woman ; the other a conSciollB Goddess.
The moderns have repaired and veined the
Venus de Medicis ; the Venus of Milo is so
transcendently glorious that no,sculpture dare
replace what is perished. So cunningly has
the chisel done its work that you cannot tell
what element of the fignre you admire; it is
beyond your criticism. You only see a mar
velous being. so perfect that life itself could
not improve it, around which you pace with a
thrill half of ecstasy, half of awe, and linger
and linger, till you feel like a child in compar
ison with the greht unknown who moulded it,
and the power of art rushes upon you like a
~W e tremble, thus alone,
Thy wondrous loveliness, oh! sprite to see;
Vic Care not wotebip images of stone,
But must t?e , clown to thee.
"The wretch who pilfered flame
From Jove's high altar, founds lingering fate;
But what thy doom, oh! daring man, whose aim
. Was loftier—to create?
"Thy bitter cup is full;
The marble lives—the artist is forgot.
We ask in vain, .Who wrought this miracle? ,
Oblivion answers not !,,
If anything could reconcile a man to the
government of an autocrat., as in France, or
to a snoboeracy and a woman, as in England,
it would be the part that these take in foster
ing the arts. The Republic does little for
these things. The two millions per diem we
are now expending, would give ns one of the
finest galleries in the world in about a week,
adding a new and grander domain to our coun
try than the barren tierce that are now gliding
from us—and placing us high among the libe
ral and enlightened peoples. A month's truce
would make the spluttering city of Washing
ton a grand seat of learning, whither scholars
of all lands would go, and around which a
populace of sevens, litterateurs, artists and
inventors would rally to drive out the rabble
of politicians who have infested it. At present,
what have we to show of American art, in the
capital of the land? Ido not know that any
body has dignified the scarecrows in the ro
tunda as "works of art," but their tenure
there is a reproaca to the taste of the land. I
d o not, believe that in all America there is one
great painting-1 mean one painting from the
grand masters. Flave we a Raphael—a Mu.
Rubens—a Guido? There may be
possibiy one or two of such, though I have
never heard of them, but certainly the coun
try has no art resources sufficient to keep its
children at home. All ambitious painters who
have the means go abroad and becoming in
fected with foreign modes and styles, lose their
nationality—those who have not the means
renounce art, or become bad artists. Is it not
the province of a good government to bestow
some of its patrtnage upon these things? The
old rhyme that we are a young people, is a
weak saying ard a lie. Our nation happened
to be born a ce:atury ago,, but those who begot
it came straight from Adam. We are as old in
the knowledge of eivililation as any folk of
Europe, and it becomes us to consider, "what
have we done for the refinement of the peoa
ple ?" A stranger going to New York—the
fifth or sixth city in the world—will see gigan
tic buildings, quantities of railways and mills,
a park and some theatres—but whin he asks
for the depositories of art, we can show him
only the empty hall of the Dusseldorf, and the
association of sign painters at the Academy of
Design. It is idle to say "art" in war-time.
When we have heard the last cannon booming
and accepted our last defeat, it will be time to
V 1 vs, truly,
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PARIS, June 23a, 1863
July 7th, Ws. SARAH A. WEITZEL, wife of Samuel
Weitzel, aged 6 years.
Funeral to take plade on Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock, from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Galla
gher, Second street above North,heatiretlopyreos and
Methodist busying ground, T
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WHOLESALE and RETAIL GROCERS,
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Respectfully inform their customers and the public
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MENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
A. JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING CER
TAIN AMENDMEINTS TO THE CONSTITU
De it resolved by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia in General Assembly met, That the following
amendments be proposed to the Constitution
of the Commonwealth, in accordance with the
provisions of the tenth article thereof:
There shall be en additional section to the
third article of the Constitution, to be designa ,, -
ted as section four, as follows:
SECTION 4. Whenever any of the qualified
electors of this Commonwealth shall be in any
actual military service, under a requisition
from the President of the United States, or by
the authority of this Commonwealth, such
electors may exercise the right of suffrage in
all elections by the citizens, under such regu
lations as are, or shall be, prescribed by law,
as fully as if they were present at their usual
place of election_
There shall be two additional sections to the
eleventh article of the Constitution, to be de
signated as sections eight and nine, as fol
SECTION 8. No bill shall be passed by the
Legislature containing more than one subject,
which shall be clearly expressed• in the title,
except appropriation bills.
SECTION 9. No bill shall be passed by the
Legislature granting any powers, or' privile
ges, in any case, where the authority to grant
such powers, or privileges, has been, or may
hereafter be, conferred upon the courts of this
Sneaker of the House of Representatives.
JOHN P. PENNEY.
Speaker of the Senate.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, /
BatTiAbizsg, Judy 1, 1663. 5
I do hereby certify that the foregoing and
annexed is a full, true and correct copy of the
original Joint Resolution of the General As
sembly, entitled + , ti, Joint Resolution propo
sing certain amendments to the Constitution,"
the same remains on file in this office.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set
toy hand, and caused the seal of the Secretary's
office to be affixed, the day and year above
jy7 law6m Secretary of the Commonwealth.
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY !
Commencing Monday, July 6, 1863.
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thirteen other new, useful and curious articles. Fifteen
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