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VOL. ,17. NO, 25.
Original Poetry.
'illcClcllau's Spirit at Gettysburg."
Trom the Army of tlio Fotomao, by Artlllorlst.
from Rappahannock's bloody nlilo
Potomac's army marched In haste,
To check th' Invading rebel tide,
Which .ought our lioinca and IslJ them wnsto.
Of their jm.t deeds they mado n boast,
Of Fredericksburg and Chaticellorsvlllo i
Anil threatened with their rnggcil host
To plant their nag on Bunker Hill I
With hearts desponding, wearied limbs,
Wo stopped nt Frederick City f.iir i
I!ut hennl not then the greeting hymns,
Which last September filled the air.
Hut, hurk I tlioso shouts and beating drums,
Which echo far throughout the laud I
The tlirllllrg answer to us comes,
11 Unco more McI'lellin'i In command I"
South Mountain grim Has thun In view,
Antictam rolled but Just beyond ;
Each heart beat proudr, for wo knew
That vu were Hearing sacred ground.
Each oiid resolved within his mind
That 'The Old Ku) stone" should be saved,
And all were anxious now tu find
Tlio foe uhoni wo so oft had braved.
We met at Gettysburg ; on her hills
Was th. deadly contest waged j
Daad filled her streets blood flowed ill rills
E'en among tombs tlio batllu raged.
On Cum'tery Hill was their iron hurled,
Among the graves they piled more daad ;
But we advanced Willi flags iiuluttcd
following the Spirit that onward led I
The cannon deep and rifle clear
Hang out upon the startled air,
But 'midst it nil wo knew no fear
McCttllan't .iirif tcai fighllng Ihcrtl
On the morning of tlia glorious l'ourtli
Tlio thrilling news ucgludly heard
" Leu has been drivon from the North,
Meade's lclorious at Gettsburgl"
nuocralic State Central Committee.
"I bcliuvo this to be a fair basis of ami-
cablo adjustment. If you of tlio Repub
lican Mdo aro not willing to accent this,
nor tbo proposition of the Sonator from
Kentucky (.Mr. Crittenden), pray tell U3
what you aro willing to do? I address
the inquiry to tlio Republicans alone, for
the reason tliat, in thc Committee of Thir
teen, a few days ago, every member from
the South, incltiding'J.hosc from the cotton
oiaus ( Messrs. Mavis anu Toombs) , cx-
dorscd and recommended by the loaders
of tbo party that was about to assumo tlio
Administration of tbo Fedoral Govern
ment loaders who openly inculoatcd con
tempt for the Constitution, contempt for
tlio Supremo Court, and profossod to fol
low a "higher law." Thus tho llama of
revolution ut tho South was kindled and
fed with fuel furnished by tho Abolition-
above it." Impatient at any rostraint shall bo a short ono!' Mr. Thaddcus Stc-
from law, a partisan majority in Congress vens, tho Republican leader in tho lust
hastened to pass an act to take from tho llouso of Representatives, declared, "Tho
Stato courts to tho United States courts, Union shall never, with my consent, bo
all suits or prosecutions "for trespasses restored under tho Constitution ns it is,
or wrongs dono or committed by virtue or with slavery to bo protected by it." Tho
under color of any authority derived from samo spirit appears in ilr. Lincoln's lato
2'rcsscd their readiness to accost tho pro- i6ts. It might seem superfluous to advort
liuoiuoii oi my vcncrauio menu iroin lvcu-1 now to what is past and irrevoeablO) woro
tucky, Mr. Crittenden, as a final settlement . ;t uot tliat it ia ainst lho sainc mcn and
or tho controversy, if tondorcd and sus- . .... , . . . .,
taincd by tho Republican members, llbice ,bo sa uo influences, still dominant in tho
the sole usponsibility of vur disagreement, ' councils of the Administrate, that an ap
andthc only difficulty in the uiuy of a?i , peal io now to be mado to tho intelligence
amicablcttitljustmcnt, is with the llepubli- of the people. Tho Abolitionists doprc
can party.' - Jan. 3, 1801. c-at0 tho80 aiusions to tho past. To cover
Tho Peace Congress was anothor moans up' tlioir own tracks, thoy invito us to
by which tho border States strobe to avert spend all our indignation upon "South
tho impending strife. How tho Rcpubli-1 cm traitors ;" but truth compels us to add,
can leaders then conspired against tho ' that, in tho race ol treason, tho Northern
peace of their country may bo seen in a traitors to tho Constitution had tho start.
letter from Senator Chaudler, of Michigan, 1 They tell us that slavery was tho cause of
to the Governor of that Stato:
" To his Excellency. Justice Blair ,
tho war ; thorcforo, tho Union is to bo re
stored by waging a war upon slavory.
To the People of Pennsylvania :
An important election is at hand, and
the issues involved in it may now claim
our attention Tho tido of war has been
: oiled back from our borders; and with
"Governor Bini-haui and myself tele- This is not true : or onlv true in tho senso
graphed you on Saturday, at tho request iilat auy institution, civil or religious, may
of Massachusetts and New lork, to scud , c . t i
ii . ., Ti n r. bo a cause of war, if war is made upon it
delegates to tho Peace or Compromise Con- - " """ " a muuu u.j
gross. Thoy admit that wo wore right Nor 13 lb a Just conclusion that if you take
and that they were wrong ; that no Re- from your neighbor his ''man-servant or
publican Statu should havo sent delegates; 'his maid, or anything that is his," you
but thoy aro hero and cannot get away. win tlius cstabHsh harmony between you.
Ulno. Indiana and Kbodo Island aro caving ,T , . ., TT . - ,
in. and there is dnnaer of lllinni, "i No danger to thc Union arose from slav-
now tlioy bee: us for God's saku to come to cO' whilst the pcoplo of eaoh Stato dealt
their rescue, and savo tho Republican . calmly and intelligently with the question
party from rupturo. I hope you will send within their own Stato limits. Whore
stiff bucked men or none. The wholo 'little importance attached to it, it soon
nn d bJV ZZn 1 V, T, Z Xr ! yields to moral and economical consid
Still I bono as a matter of courtesy to orations, leaving the negro in a position of
some oi our erring utcthrcn that you will social anu political suuoruiuanou no wucru
send the delegatus. ' laorc clearly marked than in tho Consti-
"Truly, your friend, I tution and laws of Pennsylvania. Tho
"Z. CiiASDr,En. ' , , , , . c. . ,
"P. S.-Somc of the mnnufneturing stnfe bcSan whon PC0Plc States where
States think that a fight would bo awful. t was an immaterial question undertook
Without a littlo blood-lettimr this Union to nrc3cribc tho course of duty upon it to
hanks to God, aud gratitudu to tho skill will not, in my estimation, bo worth a rush. States in which it was a question ol great
am! valor which, by his favor, achicvod j "Washington, Feb. 11, 1801." ! importanco aud difficulty. This inter-
the prompt deliverance of our invaded In Pennsylvania, too, tho same spirit fcrcncc becamo more dangerous when at
Commonwealth, wc may now give our sol- prevailed. It was not seen how nccosarily ' tempts were made to use tho powor of the
enin consideration to tho causes that liavo her position united her in interest with tho General Government, instituted for the
brought to its present condition a couutry border States She has learned it since, benefit of all the States, to tho injury and
onco peaceful, united aud secure. It is from contending armies trampling out Jier ' proscription of the interests of some of the
now the scene ot a great civil war, uctween imrvcsts and deluging her Ileitis with blood, i States, It was not merely a danger to
States that lately ministered between cacli Governor Curtiu sent to the Peace Con- t)lc institution of slavery, but to our whole
other s prosperity in n Union loundeil lor gross Mr. Wilraot and Mr. fllcrcditli, political system, in which separate and
their common good. It was this union, jUr. Wilmot was chicily known trom tho ' distinct colonics bseamc, by the Declara
that gave them peaco at home and respect J connection of his name with tbo attempt ' : 0f Tndencudcnco. "free and indonend
abroad. They coped successfully with to embroil the country by the "Wilmot cut States," and afterwards established a
Great Britaiu on tho ocean, and the ''doo I Proviso,'" baffled by patriotic statesman- j pcdcrai Union under the Constitution of
triuo" uttered by 1'rcsidont Monroe war- PUip, ,n which day and Webster joined j thc United States. That instrumcnt,with
ncd off tho monarchs of kuropc trom ttio . with thc Democratic leaders ; just as Ulay
wholo American continent,
carves out of it au empire,
in England plunder our commorce on every lished his belief that thc mutlerings of thc
sea. A great public debt aud a conscrip- rising storm were what ho called "stridu-
Now, Franco and Jackson had joined in tho Tariff Com-
snd ships built promise of 18:33. Mr. Meredith had pub-
tion burden tho people. Tho strength and
wealth of the nation aro turned from pro
ductive industry and consumed in tho des
tructive arts of war. Our victories tail to
win peaco. Throughout tho tho land, ar-
lous cries," unworthy of tbo Elighiest at
By Mr. Lincoln's election, in November,
1800, tho power to savo or destroy tho
Union was in thc hands of his party ; and
bitrary power encroaches upon civil liberty, j n0 adjustment wa3 possible with men who
What has wrought the disastrous change?
No natural causes embroiled tho Nortli and
tho South. Their interchangeable1 pro
ducts and commodities, and various insti
tutions, woro sources of reciprocal benefit ,
and excluded competition and strife. Rut
an artificial cause of dissension was found
in thc position of tho African raco ; and
tbo ascendency In tho national counciU of
men pledged to an aggressive and uncon
fctitutional Abolition policy, has brought
our country to tbo condition of "tho house
divided against itself." Tho danger to
tho Union began whero statesmen had
foreseen it ; it brgan in the triumph of a
tcctional party, founded on principles of
revolutionary hostility to tho Constitution
and lho laws. Tho leaders of this party
woro pledged to a conflict with rights re
cognized and sheltered by tho Constitution.
They called this conflict "irrepressible ;"
and whenever ono party is determined to
attack what another U detennied to defend,
a conflict cau always bo inadj "irrepressi
ble." Thoy counted on an easy triumph
through thc aid of iusurgeut slaves, and,
in this reliance, wcro careless how soon
thoy provoked a collision. Democrats and
Conservatives strove to avert thc roullict-
Thoy saw that Union was tho paramount
interest of their country, and thoy stood
by thc great bond of Union, lho Constitu
tion of tho United HtatcH. Thoy wcro
content to lcavo debatablo questions under
it to tho high tribunal framed to decide
them ; thoy preferred it to thc sword as an
arbiter between lho States; thoy strovo
hard to tnctit tho title which their oppo
nonts gavo them in scorn tho title of
"Union-savers." Wo will uot ut length
rchcarso their efforts. In tho Thirty-sixth
Congress tho Rcpublioan loaders rofuscd
their assont to tho Oiittcndcu Compromise.
Oa this point tho testimony of Mr. Doug
will "sfn-"., lie paid ;
or exercised under tho Prcsidont of tho
United States ;" and such authority was
diclarcd to bo a full dofodco for the wrong
doer in any action, civil or criminal. Tho
American Executive is, aB tho word im
ports, tho executor of tho duly enacted
laws. Yet tho pretension is made that
his will can tako the place of tho laws.
Tho liberty, tbo character of every citizen,
ia put at the mercy of now functionaries
called ''provost marshals." Secret accusa
tion before these officials takes the place of
open hearing beforo a lawful magistrate,
and no writ of hubcaits corpus may inquire
the oauso of tho arrest. To illegal ar
rests havo been added the mockery of a
trial of a private citizen fur his political
opinious bofore a court-martial, ending in
tho infliction of a ucw and outrageous
penalty, invented by tho President of tho
United States. Wo need not comment
upon acts like theso. Tho President of
tho United Statos has no authority, in
peaco or war to try, cveii nn oulisted sold
ier by court-martial, save by virtue and in
strict conformity with the military law
laid down in tho act of Congress "estab
lishing rules and articles for, tho govern
ment of thc armies of tho United States1"
Yet by his proclamation of September
21th, 1802, ho has assumed to make all
citizens amenable to military courts. He
has violated tho great principle of frco
government, on which Washington con
ducted the war of thc Revolution, and
Madison thc war of 1812 tho principle
of thc subordination of tho military to thc
civil power. IIo has assumed to put
''martial law," which is tho rule of forco
at a spot whero all laws aro silenced, in
tho placo of civil justice throughout tho
land, and has thus assailed, in soma of the
States, even thc freedom of the ballot-box.
Thcso are not occasional acts, done in
hasto, or heat, or ignorance ; but a ucw
system of government put in thc place of
that ordained and established by the peo
ple. That thc Queen could not do what
he cotVjd, was Mr. Seward's boast to thc
British Minister. The "military arrests"
of Mr. Stanton received the "hearty com
mendation" of the Convention thatrcnom
iuated Governor Curtin ; and it plodged
him and Ilia party to 'hearty co-operation
in such acts of thc administration in future
Such ia tho degrading platform ou which
a candidate for Ohuf Magistrate of Pcnn
sylvania stands beforo her people. These
prctcusions to arbitrary power gives omin
ous significance to a late change in our
military establishment. Tho time-honored
American system of calling on tho
answer to citizens of Louisiana who dc
sired tho return of that Stato under its
present Constitution. Mr. Lincoln post
poned thorn till that Constitution shall bo
amended. Thc Abolitionists desiro tho
war to last till freedom is secured to all
tbo slaves. Ilordos of politicians, and
contractors, and purvoyors, who fatten on
tho war, desiro it to last forever. When
tho slaves aro all emancipated by thc Fed
eral arms, a constant military intervention
will bo needed to keep theni abovo or
oqual with tho white race in tho Southern
States. Peaco has no placo in their plat
form. It proclaims confiscation and abo
lition as lho 'objects of tho war, and tho
Southern leader catches up thc words to
stimulates his followers to fight to tho last.
It is uot tho interest of Pennsylvania
that a fanatical faction shall pcrvort and
protract tho war, for ruinous, perhaps un
attainable ends. What tho North neede
is tho roturn of tho South, with its peoplo,
its territory, its staple to complete thc
integrity of our common county. This,
and not mere devastation and social con-
tho unconditional aims of tho Abolitionists
substituted for tho original objects of tho
war. Thoy havo scon with indignation
many gallant soldiers of the Union driven
from its scrvico, bcoauso they havo not
bowed down to tho Abolition idol. Thoy
will sco with horror tho war protracted iu
order to eccuro thoAriumph of a party
platform, or, as Mr. Ohandlor said, "to
Havo tho Republican party from rupturo.
The timo is now at hand when lho voico
of tho pcoplo will bo hoard. Tho over
throw of lho Abolitionists at tho polls and
thc rc-cstablishmcnt of constitutional prin
ciples at thc North is tho first, tho indis
pensable step toward tho restoration of
tho Union and thc vindication of civil
To this great scrvico to his country each
citizen may contributo by his vote. Thus
tho pcoplo of tho North may thomselvcs
extend tho Constitution to thc people of lho
South. It would not bo a specious offer
of politicians, to bo observed with no bet
ter faith than thc resolutions of July, '01.
It would bo a return to tho national policy
of tho better days of tho Republic, through
the intelligence of the pcoplo, enlightened
by experience. It would strengthen tho
Governmont ; for a constitutional Govern'
scrupulous care, discriminates tho powers
delegated to tho General Government
from those reserved ''to the States re
spectively, or to tho people." And lot it
bo noted, that in spoaking of tho powers
so delegated and reserved, wo refer to no
vaguo doctrines or pretensions, but to tho
clear provisions of tho written instrument
which it is tho duty of every citizen, aud
especially of overy public functionary, to States for drafts from their militia, has
rejected the judgment of tho Supremo
Couit, who scorned conciliation and com
promise, and who looked to a "little blood
letting'' to cement tho American Union.
Till this time, the Union men of tho South
had controlled, with littlo u.fficulty, tho
small but restless class among them who
desired a scparato nationality. Tho sub
stantial interests of tho South, especially
the slaveholdinp; iutorest, wero drawn
reluctantly into secession. General F. P.
Blair, of Misssuri, an eminent Republican,
said very truly, in last Congress :
"Every man acquainted with tho facts
knows that it is fallacious to call this 'a
slaveholders' rebellion.'
A closer scrutiny demonstrates the contrary
to be true; such a scrutiny demonstrates
that tho rebellion originated chiefly with
tho nou-slavoholders rosident in the strong
holds of tlio institution, uot springing,
however, from any lovo of slavery, biit
from au antagonism of raco and hostility
to the idea of equality with tho blacks in
volved in simple emancipation."
It was tho triumph of tho Abolitionists
ovefthe Democrats and Conservatives of
tho North, that secured a liko triumph to
tho secessionists over tho Union inon of
tho South. Thc John Brown raid was
taken as a practioal exposition of thc doo-
trlno of ''irrcprcssiblo conflict," Tho ex
ultation over its momontary success, tho
lamentation over its failuro, had been
swelled by tho Abolitionibts, so as to socin
a general expression of Northern feeling.
Riots and rescues had nullified tho con.
stitutional provision for tho return of fugi
tives. The falio prctonoe that slavery
would monopolize tho territories, when wc
had no territories iu which it could cxis"t,
had been used as a mcaus of oonstunt agi
tation against slavory in tho Southorn
A plan of attack upon it had been pub
liahed in "Helper's Book," formally on
respect and maintain. Tho protection of j
American liberty agaiust tho cucroach
ments of centralization was left to the
States by tho framors of tho Constiiution.
Hamilton, tho most indulgent of them to
Federal power, says : "It may bo safely
been replaced by a Federal conscription ,
on thc model of European despotisms. Wc
would not minister to the excitement
which it has caused among men of all
parties. Its constitutionality will be tested
beforo thc courts. If adjudged to be
received as an axiom iu our political sys- within thc power of Congress, tho pcoplo
tern, that thc Stato Governments will, in will decide on the propriety of a stretch of
all possible contingencies, afford complelo power on which thc British Parliament
security against invasions of public liborty , styled omnipotent has never ventured.
by tho national authority." ho can be On this you will pass at tho polls, and the
blind to tho consequences that havo fol- nexl Congress will not bo deaf to the voico
lowed the departuro from the truo prill- 0f tuc pCOplo. For all po.itical evils,
ciplcs of our Government ? "Abolition i constitutional remedy yet remains, in thc
vies with "sceccssion" in sapping thc very j ballot-box. Wo will not entertain a fear
foundations ol tho structure roared by our, that it is not safe in tho guardianship of a
forefathers. In Pennsylvania, thc party free pcoplo. If men in office should seek
on whoso acts you will pass at tho ballot- to perpetuate their power by wresting from
box has trampled upon tho great rights of the people of Pennsylvania tho right of
porsoual liberty aud tho freedom of tho suffrage if the servants of tho pcoplo
press, which every man who can read . thould rebel against their master on
may find asserted in tho Constitution of
tho Stato and tlio Constitution of tho Uni-
ted States. Tho dignity of our Common
wealth has been insulted in the outrages
perpetrated upon her citizens. At Phila
delphia and at Harrisburg, proprietors of
newspapers havo been seized at midnight
and hurried off to military prisons bcyoud
tho limits of tho Stato. Against acts liko
theso, perpetrated beforo tho eyes of tho
municipal and Stato authorities, there is
neither protection nor redress. Tho
eoizurc of a journal ut West Chester was
afterwards tho subjcot of a suit for dam
ages in tho Supremo court of Pennsylvania.
It camo to trial beforo Chief Juslico Low
rio. Rehearsing tho ancient principles of
English and American justice, ho con
demned tho acts of tho Federal cflioors as
violations of thc law that binds aliko tho
private citizen and tho public functionar
ies. Ho said, "all publio functionaries
in this land aro uudcr tho law, and
nono, from tho highest to the lowest, aro
them will vat tlio responsibility of au at
tempt at revolution, of which no man can
forcsco tho consequences or tho end. But
in now addressing you upon thc political
issues of tlio'limes, wc asjuuio that tho in
stitutions of our country arc destined to
Thc approaching clcotiou derives furthor
importance from tho influence it will exer
cise upon tho polioy ol tho Government.
The aim of men not blinded by fanactisism
and party spirit would bo to rcariho best
fruit from tho victories achieved by our
gallant armies tho best fruit would bo
fusion, would bo tho aim of patriots and
statesmen. Tho Abolition polioy promises
us nothing belter than a Southern Poland,
ruled by a Northern Despotism. Bul
history is full of examples how wiso rulers
have assuaged civil discor'd by moderation
and justice, whilo bigots end despots, re
lying solely ou force, have been baffled by
focblo opponents. That a tompcrato
conttitutional policy will fail, in our case,
to reap tho fruit of suoceas in arms, cannot
bo known till it is tried. Tho times are
critical. France, under a powerful and
ambitious monarches entering on tho scene,
willing again to play an important part in
an American revolution. Tho English
Government is hostile to U3 ; it has got all
it wanted from abolition, and will have
nothing more to do with it. Tho secession
leaders, and tho presses under their con
trol, opposo reunion, preferring, perhaps,
even an humble dependence upon European
powers. But from many parts of the
South, and across the picket lines, and
from thc prisoners and tho wounded, has
come tho proof of a desiro among the
pcoplo of tho South to return to constitu
tional iclations with thc pooplo of thc
North. Early in tho contest this desire
was shown in North Carolina, ono of. the
old thirteen associated with Pennsylvania
on tho page of Revolutionary history. But
tho majority in Congress mado hasto to
show that Abolition, not reunion, was their
aim. In a moment of depression, on thc
22d of July, 1801 , boing tho day after thc
battle of Bull Run, they allowed tho pass
age of a resolution, offered by Crittenden,
defining a policy for thc restoration of the
Union. But they soon rallied, aud filled
tho statute-book with acts of confiscation,
abolition, and emancipation, against tho
remonstrances of eminent jurists and con
servative men of all parties. Mr. Lincoln,
too, yielding, ho said, "to pressure," put
his proclamations in placo of tho Constitu
tion and the laws. 1 hus every interest
and sentiment of thc Southern people wcro
enlisted cn tho sido of resistance by tho
policy of a party which, as Mr. Stevens
said, will not "consent to a restoration of
tho Union with tho Constitution as it is."
It is this policy that has protracted tho
war, and is now tho greatest obstacle to
its termination.
Tho reunion of tho States can alono
givo thorn their old security at homo and
power and dignity abroad. This end can
novei bo reached upon tho principles of
tho party now in power. Their principles
arc radically false, and can never lead to
a good concluf ion. Thoir hope of setting
up tho negro in the place of tho whito man
tuns counter to tho laws of natuio. Their
statesmanship has been weighed in tho
balance and found wanting ; thoir "jtlo
blood-letting" has proved a dclugo.
Their interference with our armies has
often frustrated and novcr aided their suc
cess, till it has bceoino a military proverb
that tho best thing for a general is to bo
mcnt is strong when exercising with vigor
its legitimate powers, and is weak when it
sets nn cxamplo of revolutionary violonco
by invading the rinhts of the people. Our
principles and our candidates arc known
to you. Tho resolutions of thc late Con
vontion at Harrisburg were, with somo
additions, tho same that been adopted by
tho Democracy in several States, and by
thc General Assnmbly of Pennsylvania.
Thoy doclare authoritatively thc principles
of the Democratic party. It .is, as it has
always been, for thc Union and tho Con
stitution against -a',1 opposcrs. Tho
twelfth resolutions declares, "that whilo
this General Assembly condemns and de
nounces tho faults of lho Administration
and thc encroachments of the Abolitionists
it docs, also, most thoroughly condom
and denounce tho heresy of secsssion aa
unwarranted by thc Constitution, and des
tructive alike of tho security and perpetui
ty of Government and of tho pcaee and
liberty of tho peoplo ; and docs hereby
most solemnly declare that thc pcoplo of
this Stato aro unalterably opposed to any
division of thc Union, and will persistent
ly exert their wholo influence and power,
William Barker Tlio Voting Patriot.
Chapter I. ''No, William Barker, you
cannot havo my daughter's hand in mar
riago until you aro JWrtqual in wealth and
social position."
Tho speaker was a haughty old man of
somo sixty years, and tho person whom
ho addressed was a fine-looking younc;
man of twonty-Dvo.
With a sad aspect tho young man with
drew from thc stately mansion.
Chapter II, -Six months later tho
young man stood in tho presence of tho
haughty old man.
"What 1 you hero again ?" angrily cried
tho old man.
Ay, old man,' proudly exclaimed Win.
Barker. ' I am hero, jour daughter's
equal and yours."
The old man's lips curled with scorn.
A derisive smile lit up his cold features ;
when, casting violently upon thc marble
ccntro-tablu an enormous roll of green
backs, William Barker cried
"Sco ! Look on this wealth. And I've
ten-fold more ! Listen, old man I You
spurned me from your door. But I did
not despair. I secured a contract for'
furnishing the Army of thc Potomao with
beef ."
"Yes, yes 1" eagerly exclaimed tho old1
" and I bought up all tho disabled
cavalry horses I could find "
''I see! I sco!" cried tho old man.
And good beef they make too."
'They do! they do! and the profits aro
"I should say so I"
"And, now, sir, I claim your daughter's
fair hand !''
'Boy, sho is your's. But hold ! Look
mo in tho eye. Through all this havo you
been loyal V
"To tho coro 1" cried William Barker.
''And," continued lho old man, in a
voico husky with emotion, ''you are in
favor of a vigorous prosecution of the
war ?"
"I am, lam!"
"Then, boy, take her! Maria, my child,
como hither. Your William claims thee.
Ba happy my children I and whatever our
lot in life may bo, let its all support the
Government !"
A Little Giuii Killed nr a Wild
Cat. A little daughter of Josiah Tyler,
living near Do Soto, III., aged six years,
met a horrible death on tho 17th of July.
under tho Constitution, to maintain and Xt aPPears tbo ParCDts ol tLo cbild SCDt U
defend it " I ' a ne'6ubor's on some littlo errand, late
We havo renominated Chief Justice in thc cveninS' Failing to get what it was-
Lowric for tho bench which he adorns.- sent for' U went to tUc ncst ncarcsl aal&h'
Our candidate for Governor ,Judgo Wood- bor s and on rcturniDfi homo lvaa backed
ward, in his publio and privato character, j and killcd' II was AraSZQi about tbirty
affords the best assurtmco that ho will bring yards from the road, and buried by the
honesty, capacity, firmness and patriotism sidc of a loS tb Iwvcs. Wuen night,
to the direction of thc affairs of tho Com camc on 100 Parcnu &CIUUS uucas w
mmonwealth. Long withdrawn, by judi- , in Pursu,t of tbo cblld' and learning that
cial functions, from thc political arena, ho il bad starlcd bomc' Womi up, but
did not withhold his warning voico when ' could not mako ? discovery. The
conservative men took counsel together , alarm wa3 e''vod, and all the neighbors
unon thc danfrerslhat menaced our countrv I ,urucu out' auu "uull:u a" ulSut om m
l a -
His speech at the town meeting at Phila
delphia in December, 1800, has been vin
dicated by subsequent events as a signal
exhibition of statesmanliko sagacity.
Under his administration wo may hope
vain. Attcr daylight thc Uttl'i girls bon
net was found by tho roadside Near by
was part of its dress. It was finally traced
by tho rags torn from its clothes, and
found, by thc log, covered with lcavcB.-
thatPcnnsylvania,withGod'sblcssing,willli,rom appearacco tho savage beast had
resume her place as "tho Keystone of tho Jjampod on its buck and gavo it ono very
Federal arch."
OuAnLts J. BiDDLr., Chairman.
out of reach from Washington. Tho party
. . .1 . TT , I tl,i .-irvlttlnnl nml n.nnl
and tho restoration oi tuo union. : ""a iuuumu uyuu mu ui.i u muiui
Slick This iu Your Hat aud Keep It
jj''I deolaro upon my responsibility
as a Scnator,that tho liberties of this coun
try aro in greater danger to-day from tho
corruptions, and from tho profligacy prac
ticed in the various departments of the
Government, than thoy aro from the enemy
in the open field J. P. Hale, Republican
Senator from New Hampshire.
"If thcso infernal fanatics and Abolition
ists ever get the power in their hands, thoy
will ovorrido tho Constitution, set tho
Supremo Court at defiance, ohango and
make laws to suit themselves, lay vi
opinion, or daro question their fidolity,
and finally bankrupt lho country and dol
ugc it with blood. Daniel. Weiisteu.
severe rake with its claws. Tho child's
throat and faco were severely torn. The
animal was supposed to bo a wild Cat,
Suoh m not the aim of the party in power.
Dominated by its most bigoted members,
it urges a war lor tho Negro and not for
tho Uuion. It avows the design to pro
Iract tho war till slavery shall bo abolished
iu all tho Southern States ; in tho Inng-
uago of ono of its pamphleteers, "how can
JCST" It is a notablo fact that all tho
Abolitionists who aro loudest in their lau
dations of tho conscription' act, nro cithor
over age or have got money enough to pur
chase exemption ! Theso are tho patriots
heresy of opposition to Compromise, which J who aro getting up "Union Leagues" to
is tbo only moans of Union among States, orush tlio Constitution, prevent a reunion
and of poaco and good will on oaith among 0n tho old basis, nnd establish a despotism
on tho ruins of our rcpublioan institutions.
An oxchango says, j.whcn David slew
Goliali with a sling tlio latter fell stono
dead, and of course was much astonished,
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as tuou a tutng uaa never entered uib
In a popular Government, tho people
aro sovereign, and the sound senso of tho
wholo community corrects, at the polls,
a man, hopinc and praying for tho do- the errors of political partioj. Tho pco
structton of slavery, desire that the war pie of Pennsylvania bavo'eccu, with rogrot. J head boforc,
JCSyHon. Edward Everett has paid
tho exemption fee of 300, in thc ease of
both of his sons who werw iccontly drafted
in Boston. IIo found it much easier to
talk patriotism and urge others to go, than
to sec his own sons going.
J.ewistown Democrat.
But a few days ago it was announced all
ovor tho country that "both of Edward
Everett's sons wero drafted and they ar
going too." Thcso falso statements are
sent over tho couutry merely for effect.
The probability is that Everett's sons nev
er were drafted at all. Tho stories that
Mr. So-and-So, a prominent Republican,
was drafted, aro genorally falso, Theso
stories are scattered over the laud to gull
and deccivo poor pcoplo.
fiS?" Patriotic. A street conversation
ovorheaid by our reporter :
Democrat "Good morning Mr. Repub
lican. Ready for tho draft 1"
llenublkan "Ready ! If my distracted
oouhtry needs me if she requires tho
saennco of my life it tuo tottering cdnco
of our glorious Union needs to bo cemen
ted with my hearts blood if it is neces
sary for her preservation that she stridca
onward to victory over my dead ootly -then
sir tho victim is ready I With a heart
prepared for any fate, aud with a firm
trust in Divino I'rovidcuco, l snail, with a
living feeling of doiug my duty, and noth
ing but my duly, march boldly on to tho
Collector's offieo, and pay my tbroo hun
dred dollars."