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VOL. 17. NO, 26.
BLOOMS UURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PENN'A,, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1863,
JBttk. DEMOCRAT, I
The Nigger on the Fence.
W politicians, now-nriayt,
Co mo out anil thaw tliclr tianil ;
Nor cover In tho "wood pile,"
Tlia Nigger through tho Iniul i
For having power, they boldly movo,
And care not for expense,
An'l far admiring eyes they've act
The Nigger on the fence.
'a Washington, In Congress Hall,
And In (he White llnuso too,
They labor I nr tho negro,
And nulling else they do; 4
Thry'vo lately llELrcn-cil htm along,
Nor make tlm least prctcnue,
Hut lab'rlng white men all must bow
To nigger on the fence,
In ancient times, tho I'raclitca
Set up n calf of gnlil.
And worship him dutuiitly.
At least so I've been told ;
Hut now our canting preachers
Avoid that'grent offense,
And reverently inlMjr for
The nigger on the fence.
Indeed tight in the pulpit,
Some Hell per clergymen
Bet up tho woolly negro.
As their golden talf again ;
And profits too, enormous,
t'omo flowing out from thcucc.
And plica, and piles ol greunbackl,
Keep nigger on the fence.
And so the war must move along,
Conscriptions limit be made,
Tho Llncolii-ISuriisltlo tyranny,
TVithJt they won't dispense
Tis all to help that woolly chap
The nigger on the fence.
Alasl if all those nnblo men,
In limes that tried men's souls,"
Could visit earth, and witness how
Tho bayonet uoutroB:
With saddened licnrtB, they'd turn away,
And quickly hasten hence,
Disgusted with Americans,
And nigger on the fence.
fill, and low, and utterly false nnd dctesta-1 But tlio belief of tho Dcmocrntio party
bio will tboro sound all tbeso nnoloolcs alwavs Las boon that n nnrHnn nnnlil
for wrong, all these pretext for stealing 1 honestly differ from tho "powers that bo"
away or taking away from tho people, tho I in times of peaco and in times of danger
rights and liberties achioved for them by Had thoy bellovo otherwise thoy would
tho great men of forinor times 1 Wo will have hung tho Hartford Convention ':
hoar tho voieo of Franklin sounding in our Tom Corwin for saying ho hopod tho Mox
cars thoso memorablo words of wisdom j ieans "would welcome- our soldiers with
and warning which should bo written up , bloody hands to hospitablo graves."
or hung up in great letters wherever tho Mr. Lincoln for factious opposition,
pooplo meet for consultation in times of Kansas aid Societies, Abolition orators,
Mr. Buckalow's Lottor
To the Maling at Uughesvillc, Eastern
Lycoming, August 22', 1803.
Guntlumex or Lycoming : You arc
lobe commended for assembling yourselves
as men opposed to Ike Administrations at
Hariisburg aud Washington, and I am
(lad to contribute to your proceedings the
expression of some few earnest words,
An issue between Power autl Liberty is
distinctly prc.-cutod us by the policy of
our rulois, and if wo stand indiffurcut to
t, or acquiesce in its decision according
to the pleasure of those who aspiro to be
our masters, what shame will bo ours 1
what loss and injury ! what degradation
and eternal disgrace 1
By liberty I do uot mean liconsc, but
that regulated freedom established by our
ancestors which we have enjoyed hitherto
without question, aud tho example of which
we have held forth proudly beforo othar
nations as the reproof of their systems and
tho glory of our own.
15y power I do not moan legitimate au
thority, but authority usurped and lawless.
pursuing its own ends over a brokcu Con
stitution and through the baleful llamc3 of
Between theso between power and lib
crty can you hesitate in your choice !
Will you hold up a balauoo and weigh,
doubtfully, the arguments which sustain
liberty aaiust those whioh oppose it !
Nccessity-Salcty-aro theso the magical
words by which despotism is to bo changed
in character and made fit for our adoption I
Shall tho plea a? tyrants bo accepted as
our standard of public rule .' bhall wo
concede force, and justice, and wisdom, to
one of tho most impudent, falso and mju
rious doctrines ever intruded into tho du
cussion of public all'airs ?
But there is a necessity (quite different
from that asserted on behalf of power)
which wo must now admit as most evident
and urgent necessity that ivc rid our
stives of those who 2lewl necessity as the
justification of their misdeeds. Those who
cannot govern lawfully and justly are not
to govern at all, but to give placo to others,
i'or it is moustrous to say that tho iucapa
bio and vicious shall lord it over their
follows. The rulers who say they cannot
govern by law and according to right, stand
Belf-condornncd. Judged out of their own
mouths, thoy aro unfit for rulo and should
be voted out of power.
Gentlemen ; tho greatest son of New
England spent most of his life and won
his great fame in this Ocnunonwcalth.
"Wo are proud that ho became a Pennsyl
vauian and took rauk in our history with
tho .founder of this State with tho illus-
public danger ; "Tuosk who would
aiVE Ul ESSENTIAL LMUUTV TO l'Ult
OIIASE A LITTLE TEMPOHAUY SAFETY, DE
SERVE NEITHER LIBERTY NOll SAFETY I"
Gentlemen ; Your political opponents
think that patriotism should be called loy
alty and made to consist in unconditional,
unquestioning devotion to an administra
tion of the government. I bclievo you
will agrco with me that this great virtue
requires no new name borrowed from tho
literature of monarchy ; that it is shown in
devotion to tho Constitution aud laws of
tho United States and of tho several States
aud that tho true patriot regards public
officials wkh a respect precisely propor
tioned to their observances of law, justice
and right, and to their skill, wisdom and
honesty in the performance of their public
Judge your public men fairly but fro ely.
Lot no man put a padlock upon your lips,
nor impose upon you any of tho false and
pornieious sophisms of arbitrary power.
An important election approaches in
this commonwealth, and another import
ant one-succeeds it next year. At thoso,
you aro required to judge those who have
ruled or misruled you since 1800, and to
dctcrmino, as fir as your votes will go.,
tho policy of tho future. You need no
labored exhortation from mo to inspire
you with zeal, courage, dctoimitiation and
fidelity in tho discharge of your electoral
duties, Heboid ! tho evils which afflict the
nation and tho dangers which threaten it !
Thoic exhort you, beyond art of mine, to
right aetion,and justify that opinion which
wo hold in common, that upon Democratic
success in tho elections juit mentioned,
depend tho oxisteuoo of free, liberal and
just government in this country ; a re
storation of Union founded in consent;
tho avoidance ol future wars and the pre
servation and growth of that material pros
perity which results from good govern
ment when vouchsafed to an united, in
dustrious and virtuous people.
I am, your tellow-cituor,
and obdt. servant,
C. R. DUCKALEW.
of our members aro from, ono of tho most
detestable, crazy towns politically, in tho
State, yes, in any country approaching to
even a Plato of civilization, somo hellish'
funatio, for tho purposo of castinn ridiculo j
upon tho company, and discouraging cn-1
1iot.r,nrild .t.t-Af1 t, (1 nnetmt n Lilt. fnrrMrlr. '
our captain's signature, which purported
editors, etc. During the dark days of
1800, papers with tho motto, " Free
Speech, Free Press and Fico Kansas" at
their heads called tho President "traitor"
"coward ;'' and now thov threaten with
tbc halter anU actually incarcerate in
dungeons or banish men, who, in loyal
States, frco from the taint of rebellion
daro intimato that Lincoln is not a second
"Daniel come to judgement 1"
Another quaint theory of the Demo
cratic party is that Presidents, Congress
aud Governors aro placed iu power by the
people to act as their agents, nnd that
they are accountable to them lor the ox
crcisc of that power. Executives ''arc to
execute the people's will, not their own."
If they see fit they oau mako Chicago
Platforms, or even crcato a Constitution
un an Abolition basis ; but tho agents can
not do this unless specially authorized,
much less can ho dictate to his principal.
This is tho real foundation of our Govern
ment, consolidated by practice, by de
cisions of courts, and tho opinions of the
people. The opposition have gono even
further than mouarchial "governments and
not only maintain the doctrine that "tin
Kin" can do no wrosg," but hold that
oven bis ministers Lis btantons, Fre-
monls, nuutersand Bumsidcs, are equally
So much for generalities ; let us ex
amine more attentively into the designs of
the opposition. Senator Wilson of Mass.
has declared, and the sentiment hat been
adopted by the party, and is the standing
platform of tuoir
of our Courts? Have tho Republican
party been ns law abiding, liavo thoy
not counselled resistance to tho powers
that bo and in fact opposed forco to of
ficers of tho law iu tho execution of their
Tako it nearer homo. Was it .not in
tho strcots of Bloomsburg that a juror
was assaulted and threatened with hang- j to be an appeal to all ''Copperheads" to
ing for a differenco in opinion a County join his ranks, stating that ''Leo had re
Commissioner mobbed by so-called Chris-1 treated and all danger was over, and that
tians (who woro doubtless imitating their ' thoso who cnlisti'd, would bo furnished a
Divine Master',) and hanging threatened ride to llarrisburg and an outfit of cloth
to any man who said Abraham Lincoln ing at Stato expense" This proceeding
was not a second George Washington ? surprised us, because it is a matter of won
Theso acts wore approved also by a local der, judging from other performances, that,
paper which for yoars maintained tho although the act was a very, very small
right of ''Free Press and Free Speech!' ono, thqrc should bo found, among tho
No rcsistanco to law is approved by Utile abolitionists of that village, from the
tho Democratic Party or its Press. leaders tho slanderous pricslanA tho self
Fealty to tho Constitution and the rccog- conceited Legislature man down to their
uized laws of the laud is tho Kcystono of most devoted menial party toatlies, ono of
tho Demoeratio faith, and any principle auffieicnt nobleness to do a deed having so
contrary to this is undemocratic. ' much decency in it. Wo have not related
It may also bo asked why I do not the incident becauso it worried any Demo
speak in condemnation bf tho rebellion ? crn.t. It did not. Nor did it have tho
Talking will not suppress an armed re- damnablc effect intended, It amounted to
hellion, but may prevent the dangers I nothing, but as tho barking of a dog, tho
fear at homo 5 my theory on Loth those braying of an ass or tho his of a viper,
A Letter to a Democratic Convention in
Lucas County, Ohio.
nointi have been reduced to practice. All
I ask of my critics is to do the same.
Far the Columlta Democrat.
Prom the McClellan Guards.
in ltseil insigniucaui luuieaits iiuunawn,,
jbly tho species of tho animal, so do such
! acts show, not to what depth of meanness
I the small men of tho opposition, at times,
'desesnd, for thoy can't descend, having
I a long time been at the bottom of the scalo
'nf iminir. but the utter blackness of
those depths the baseness of hearts that
' can scarcely be worse ; and in such con-
FranlUn's Works, III. pp. 107. 4?:).
WurTTEN ron m Columbia Democrat.
Letter from tho Potomac Army.
Near Reading, Pa., Aug. IS, 1803,
Dear 6ir .'Although the Model- nwtjon a E0,iL.c 0f them may bo pro bono
lan Guards, two members excepted, aro not pUUC0, Of rourso, Democrats aro not
from your county; yet, you, doubtless, fooltah enough to try to plcaso the abol
and tho readers of tho Columiiia Demo- t;0Dists, yet were tho attempt made, any
crat, will bo pleased to hear from us, act) 10WCTer patriotic, would be denoun-
Although our company is olucuj Irom tlio ce() tiat operated against their party in
neighboring county of Montour, and there- terests. Somo of them have yet a spark
fore, as regards residence, we. aro, when 0rt 0f tjle regenerating principle and poss
at home, only Columbia, yot, whether here jj,jy may fa restored, a number arc wax
or there, wo arc ono and the same, for the ;Dp. worsc rapidly, but the rcmaindor seem
I'arty Jioaftics that , most nart with us inhabitants as regards almost totallv depraved. Wo can no
"the men who believe in tlio emancipation our political principles. Our company longer look for reason from their crazed
proclamation, who mean to make it a j consists of 85 men, and contains some of brains, or charity from their frozen hearts.
practical reality, the irropoalablo law of the best to be found iu Montour county. 1 YY"cro every Demoeratio militiaman left a
the nation, must prepare for a mighty j Many of whom can write aud talk for the ' corpse upon the battlefield, such, whilo
conflict a conflict that will stir the coun-; Keystone as well as fight The regiment admitting that, judging by tho results
try to its profoundoat depths. Beside ; wo aro in, is tho 53d, of which Henry 1 aiOI)o. those slain were both bravo and
this transcendant question of tho enforce-. Royer of Pottsvillo, is Colonel. Our loyal yot would bo baso enough to cast
until of tho reclamation m the rebel , Gaptiin, Thomas Chalfant, of Danville, imputations upon their motive iu enlisting
states, all other questions, growing out of t ftU his office to tho interest and salisfac- gating they did not expect to sec fight, xc
the existence of blaverysrik into utter i lion of tho company, Hon. J. O. Ellis in conclusion. Wo expect to bo mu
insignificance ; for its success carries with , is with us, and by his willing pcrformauco (eroj 0ut of service beforo long, and rc
it everything else emancipation in Dola-! of duty, sociability and kindness, rch- : turn to our homes, none the worse, it is to
ware and Maryland, Kentucky and Ten- dcrs himself universally liked. Ho is a
nessc, fugitivo slave law and all," ood representative of that class of porsons
There is the doctriuc ; to mako tho 1 in society, any where desirable but every
l tenets cf abolitionism "the nropcalablo
Secession Abolition Country in danger, law of tho Nation." Even tho suppres-
U'nal is to be done Duty oj the JJcino
Hon ot tuc rebellion is considered a sccon-
cracyl'rcccpl una practice. dai.y matter, the "enforcement of tho pro-
Our Country appears to bo threatened cainnti0ii" being "the transcendant ques
by a doublo danger that arising from tiolli,. Further on ho speaks of cmanci
thc Rebellion iu tho Southern States, and lpation in the border States. This", then,
that caused by the pernicious doctrines of a js to rowara the fidelity of tho'o States,
portion of our own citizens. Tho one is for- wlifcsb have stood firm amidst all tho rav-
midablo because if successful wo should
loso a portion of our territory ; but tho
other is more so becauso it is sapping tho
liberties of an entire couutry. The fact 1
of my having enlisted in this war at its
commencement, and that I intend to re
main until its close, proves how much I
detest the rebellion, and that I fear tho
other danger, is evidenced by my writing
Proscription for political opinion has
become so common that it enters into tho
everyday affairs of men. Trade, com
merce, religion, appointments in the army,
all are regulated by political opinion,
and Leagues are oven formed to-carry the
doetrino farther, Allow mo to ask, by
what right do Administration journals or
Loyal Lcaguoi pretend to think for the
people, or attempt to dictato to thoso who
do not bclievo as they do? Every fair
expression of the people's will since tho
Republican party eamo in power, includ
ing tho Presidential election of 1800
where tho popular majority against Mr.
Lincoln was ono million, shows that
these would-bo dictators aro largely in
tho minority ; 'yct they attempt to control
tho polioy of tho nation, and even call the
mass the people jactionuts. Some havo
whero too scarce tho useful and gener
ous. Our camping ground, near and over
looking tho beautiful city of Reading, is
high and dry bettor adapted to comfort
aud health than drilling. Wo have tho
number of gruniblora without causo with
a company, and at tho same time there
exist many causes for bitter complaint.
But tho most of us came expecting to sac-
ages of civil war, aud which havo been 1 rifico comfort, and wo practice as much
assured of Federal protection. Even their ' self-denial as possible. At this moment,
exemption by tho emancipation proclama-' ono of tho officers connected with the feed
tion is to bo recalled , aud tho Fugitivo
none so far as to assert that differenco
trious man who established it "in deeds of from tho Administration is treason, aud
peace." Let us try tho logic of tyranny
by the judgmont of that great man. Let
us invito the apologist of arbitrary power
elaborate articles havo been written to
provo that tho Administration and tho
Government aro svnonymous ! If such bo
and advocato of "strong government," who t1Q oaso wiiero does tho opposition stand I
fills our cars with impassioned disoourso fpUOy opposed the assertion of our nation
upon public safely, and national life, and ajjty ju 1812 tho war polioy of President
?iccessily, to go with us to our groat com- p0lk, and by organized societies and
mcrcial metropolis and there stand with ' armo(j inou ,u0 Kansas polioy. of Frosid
ais besido tho modest slab which marks QUt Tjuoi,anani Mr. Lincoln whilo in
tho resting placo of ' Benjamin and Dobo- Congress was ono of the bitterest oppon
nh Fraykliu.' Oh! how mean, aud piti- eutooftho Mexican war.
Slave Law, ono of tho compacts of tho
Constitution a law paised by Congress
upiield by tho Supremo Court justified
by a long scries of precedents is to bo a
dead letter. Ho also says that "the issuo
is justice to a wronged race ;" not the re
storation of tho Union, and tho enforce
ment of the laws as declared by tho Ad
ministrrtion and Congress when the troops
wore called out, and which also declared
that "when these objects aro secured tho
war should cease." These doctrines of
Wilson's havo been published with ap
proval iu a long editorial by tho ''Wash
ington Chronicle," the organ of President
If opposition to these sentiments con
stitutes "cmbarrasmcnt to tho Adminis
tration," it should be tho endeavor of
every patriot to increase tho embarrasmcnt
uutil tho doctrines so pornieious to our
safety as a nation aro blocked,
It is idle to cr.ll Demoeratio principles
treason) when they havo conducted our
nation to all tho groatuess it over attained,
and tho failure of those "principles invol
ved us in our present calamities. Tho
wholo history of tho party proves it to
havo been law-abiding. If not, why are
wo taunted with beinn '.'fctioklcrs to the
Constitution," 'adhorents to obsolete laws
cto ? Did wo over favor "higher law"
doctrine. Havo wo not always maintained
every law which became such by tho ex
crcisc of legitimato power ? And oven in
thoso times of arbitrary arrests aud illegal
soizures do wo uot quietly appeal to tho
laws of the laud aud abido by the dcuieious
department, is passing through comp, and
tho men in several companies arc crying
vociferoasly '-bread,''' "bread!" Indeed,
food that at homo wo would regard a ne
cessity of lifo, at times, here, is both a
rarity and luxury. Reading and vicinity
has been called, and fitly perhaps, the cup
board of Pennsylvania. Becauso of the
abundance, therefore, in this region, our
treatment has been shameful. But al
though there is evidently ono or more
screws loose Bomewhcro, yet this military
machinery is 60 cxtonsivo that thoso hav
ing littlo acquaintance with it, as is tho
case with tho most of us find it difficult
to ascertain tho preciso one or ones that
should tho tight end and are therefore not
ui just cnougli to work at any particularly.
Tho usual routino of laughable incident?
common tocaap-lifo occurs. Theso mu?t
bo seen, for tho most part howover to bo
interesting. Not not long since, a guard
challenged, "Who como there I" "A
friend with a bottle," was tho reply. "Ad-
vauco friond and pull tho cork," rejoined
Wo volunteered , m commqn with thou
sands of our folio iv Democrats, to repel tho
rebel iuvadors. Ono of tho results of this
general uprisiug of tho party for Stato de
fense has been to provo tho falsity of tho
malicious chargo of tho abolitionists, that
wo aro traitors. And as this rushing to
arms aided in driving tho confederates from
our soil "two birds hava been killod with
Our company, in forming, mot with tho
strongest oppociii n from tho Jacobin aelf
stylcd loyalists. Ia Catawisia, whevo two
be hopod, fur our experience. We trust
the necessity may never acain arise for
engaging iu our prcsont business. V
havo uot met tho confederates in fight, but
we rejoice at the prospect of meeting soon
in decisive battles tho principles, more
particularly, of tho abolitionists that cn
cmy assisting, whether designed by or
otherwise, in aocompliuhing tho same ro
suit as tho rebels the overthrow of our
Government Tho triumph of the Domoc'
racy, wc think is certain. It will run th
northern foo into tho ground, and causo
the other to voluntarily probably, yield tho
contest before tho trio in united strength
drive our beloved country to tho end o
tho road to destruction on which it is now
being rushed with such lightning speed.
GEO. D. SCOTT.
Who sold to the Government, for use of
soldiers, shoddy clathing', that ono rain
would utterly destroy ?
Republican Greenback shoddy contrac
Who sold shoes to tho soldiers that had
paper coles I
Republican Grconback shoddy contrac
tors. Who havo speculated off tho soldiers?
Republican Greenback Paymasters.
Who have made money off tho ooutracts
of all kinds in this war ?
Republican Greeuback Patriots
Who form Union
go to tho war 1
Cotton Speculators, Draft Commission
ers, Postmasters, etc , all belonging to
tho Greenback ariEtooracy.
Tho following letter from Mr. Vallan
digham was reeoived at a Demoeratio
Convention in Toledo Ohio, on August
Niagara Falls, 0. "W., July 31.
Gentlemen: Unable to attend your
mooting on the Cth August in person, per
mit mo to address you by letter briefly.
Wasto no part of your time in personal
defence of the candidates and speakers of
the Anti Administration's party, I lcavo
undisturbed the brave and chivalrous work
of assailiug an opponant absent because
tho tyrannio power of tho master, execut
ed by military forco, compels it. Tho
great issuo of tho day ought not to bo sub
ordinated to things merely personal, and
I reconimoad to my friends generally that
they imitate the wise Roman, and carry
the war into Africa.
Tho Democracy of Lucas, postponing
all other issue?, and ignoring all differen
ces of opinion in regard to them, assemble,
of course, to consider what General Fre
mont, the candidate of tho frco speech and
free press Republican party of 1850, very
ptly stylos tho uppermost question of the
ay tho quostion of their own constitu
tional rights and liberties. This is tho
practical issue iu the Ohio campaign, foro-
d by tho President and his party upon
tho people, and boldly met by tho Demoe-
acy, in their nominations, and also in
their adraitablc platform, which, aa a can
didate, I accept as their solemn aud delib
erate confession of political faith, and their
pledge to tho country that thoy mean to
defend the rights asserted in- it with their
lives, their fortunes and their sacred hon
ors. Until these shall havo been made
secure, it can be neither useful nor posei
ble to discusa any other question, and di
rectly connected with it.
Here is, indeed, just such a quostion
one second only in importance to that of
public liberty. The Union of tho States
is worth tho whole world o tho American
people, but liberty is tho soul of a people ;
and what shall it profit us to gain the
whole world and loso our own soul 1
Tlio Constitution made tho Uuion, and
when the war began, it was proclaimed to
bo for the Constitution and laws, and what
ever difference of qpinion there may havo
been even then as to the mode of securing
it. every patriotic citizen of tho United
States know what tho laws and tho Consti
But what do wo sec to-day ? The opin
ion and will from hour to hour of tho
President and such a President! ate
solemnly and officially proclaimed superior
to the Constitution and laws, oven in tho
State?, wholly loyal ; so that, upon tho
present policy of tlio Administration antl
its party, declared unchangeable, tho South
is to bo forced to the will and opinion of
Abraham Lincoln, instead of the written
fundamental Etatuto and common law.
Aud, if wo ourselves scorn to yield up our
constitutional rights and liberties to this
monstrous demand, floes any lrortorable
man, any sane man, ask or expeot tho
States and tho peopla of the South to sur-
rendo- so long as a man survives to strike
a blow, or a woman to strengthen his heart
or neave his arm ?
Upon such a polioy this war must aud
will be interminable. So many Equaro
miles may bo overrun, bo much soil may
tho armies of tho Oonfoooratcs will havo
been captured or dispersed, and thoir ro
mained 500,000 squaro miles of territory
ovorrun and occupied, then tho hour (ot
tho pacification of tho South and concilia
tion of her pcoplo will havo arrived, which
party will most readily bo harkenod to by
them ? Who, aa Governor of Ohio, will
bo tho most efficient agent in that great
and arduous task 7 Your oandidalo com
milted wholly to the restoration oftho
Union as it was, or tho candidato of the
Administration, pledged to a polioy full,
upon tho one hand, of a continued cxasper
ation and hato, aud on tho other of insur
rection and revenge ?
Very momontoua aro thoso questiong)
for uutil that shall havo been accomplished,
there can bo neither Constitution or Union
and no sccurity'ai.d no quiet in tho land,
nor cau a single soldier tell his roturn to
mother, or wife, or child, or homo.
Reason together, then, men of Ohio,
and judgo wisely; who lovo your country)
and would restore it to its former peaco,
prosperity and glory. Continual war and
strife is forbidden fruit of our politioa
Eden, and bear still the primal curse ut
tered in tones louder than tho voico of tho
mighty cataract in whoso prcsenco I now
writo : "In tho day that thou eatest there
of thou shalt surely die."
fclgncdj C. It. VALLANDIGHAM.
UotV Morgan got Three Hundred Horsed
John Morgan is as cood at Dlavine a
joko sometimes as ho is at borso stealing,
anu tuc louowing incident will prove that
on this occasion he did a little of both at
the samo time : During his celebrated tour
through Indiana he, with about thrco
hundred and fifty guerrillas, took occasion
to pay a visit to a littlo town hard by
while tho main body were "marching on."
Dashing suddenly into tho littlo "burg,"
ho tound about three hundred home guards
each having a good horse tied to tho fenco
the men standing about in groupS)
awaiting orders from their aged captain,
who looked as if ho had seen the shady
si do of sixty yoars. Tho Hoosicr boy a
looked at the men with astonislimcot,whilo
the captain went up to ono of tho party
and asked :
' Whose company is this ?"
"Wolford's oavalry," said tho rob.
''Whatl Kentucky boys! Wo'ro glad
to see you, boys. Whar's Wolford V
"Thcro ho sits," said a ragged, rough
reb, pointing to Morgan, who was sitting
sideways upon his horse.
Tho captain walked up to Wolford (as
he and all thought) aud saluted him :
"Captain how aro you !
"Dully! How aro you? What arc
you going to do with all theso men and
horses ?" Morgan looked about,
"Well, you sec that d d horso thieving
John Morgan is in this part of tho country
with a passcl of cut throats and thieves,
between you and I, if he comes up this
way, captain wo'llgive him tho best wo'vo
got in the shop."
"He's hard to catch ; wo've been after
him for fourteen days, and can't see him
at all," said Morgan, good humoredly.
"Efour horses would stand firo wo'd
I,o nil rirrlit''
"Won't they stand ?"
"No, Captain Wolford ; sposo while
your ristin,' you and your company put
your saddles on our horses,and go through
a little evolution or two, by way of a les
son to our boys. I'm told you aro a hoss
on the drill."
And the only man Morgan is afraid of,
Yolford (as it were) alighted and order
ed "his boys" to disraout, as he wanted
to show tho Hoosicr boys how to give
Morgan a warm reception should ho chance
to pay them a visit. This delighted tho
Hoosicr boys, so they went to work and
assisted the men to tie their old weary
worn-out bones to tho leuccs, and placo
their saddles upon the backs of their fresh
horses, which was coon done, and the men
wero in their saddles, drawn
Leagues, but do not
in lino, anu
bo conquered, but tho hearts of tho people j ready for the word. The boys wcro
never. How, then, stand tho chances of , highly elated at tho idea of bavin? their
tho Union, measured by tho two different "pet hocs" trained for them by WoKord
,. . . . . ., .... , t, . . and his men, and more so to think that
policies of tho Abolition and Democratic thcy wouW fctand firQ cycr aftorwardt
parties 1 'J'he old captain advanced, and walk-
Tho party oftho Administration declares ing up to Wolford, (as he thought,! said :
that tho Statos and tho neonle oftho South "Captain, aro you all right now!" Wol-
shall be forced to lay down their arms and
submit. What then? Confiscation of all
propoity, emancipation of all slaves, and
the execution of all who, directly or indi
rectly, have taken part in the rebellion ,
namely : nine-tenths of the whole popula
tion, for a general amnesty In a never, as
yet, been so much aa suggested by either
Congress or tho Excoutivc, and unconsti
tutional submission is now tho least which
ia lnti.ftrwl.wl flirillr.li it TOnillfl rlr mnpn Tint
A Good Onu.-TIio N, Y. World rc- . , ,illirKv w ,',,
ccutlv published brief extracts from tho TT : . , ,,' ....
' TTninn. rli on snnli iiirn could iiccomnlibh in
writings of Washington and Madison, in
n lmmlrnfi vnnrH.
such a manner as not to indicate tho au- , , ; . -. ,
, , , ,, ,. . . I need not repeat my ofton dcolarcd con-
thors. Onouf the Abolition papers of . L. , . , , , - v ,i
. , , , ' , j notion, whioh time has always vindicated,
that city rcferrod to tho oxtracts and 0 . , .
un i j i ii f t tliat tUo South cannot bo conquered by
., ',, . . , i force of arms; but granting for argument's
Tlio n orm thon noes uaeu on i , ., . . , , .
faw fs-il-n. tlm niTnntnnl nlioRi; nrn wantnrr nrn.
! ... . . - 0
portions of- tho rebellions, as proclaimed
I now again for tho hundredth time, by the
otgans of tho Administration, nnd that by
Mr, Abolition editor and congratulates
him on tho oomplimout pnid to tho patriot
ism of Washington aud Madisou.
Woodward, Lowrio aud Libert.
tho second Monday in Jauuary nost all
ford rode up ouo side nf tho column and
down tho oilier, when ho moved to the
front, took off his hat, paused, and said,
"Now, captain, I am ready; if you and
your gallant men wish to witness an ovolu
tion which you perhaps havo never seen
form a lino on each side oftho road, and
watch us closuly as wo pass." Tho Oap
taiu did as ho was directed. A lot of
ladies wcro present on tho occasion, and
nil was silent as a maiden's sigh.
"Aro you ready 1"
"All right, Wolford," shoutod the Cap
tain. "Forward!" shouted Morgan, as tho
whole column rushed through tho crowd
with lightening speed, amid tho shouts and
huzzas of ovory ono prosont somo leading
a horse or two ns they went, leaving their
frail tenements o( horso flesh tied to tho
fences, to be provided for by tho eitizons
It soon becamo whispered about that it
was John Morgan and hii gang, and thcro
js not a man in the town who will not
''own up" that ho was gullod out of a
horso. Tho company was disbanded that
night, though tho captain holds tho horsta
as prisoners of war.and awaits an eiokuDgijJ