Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, September 05, 1863, Image 1

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VOL. 17. NO, 27.
"Joffiorson ana Liberty."
rin compllsnc With Tcqiirst we piibllili tho glorious
nld Democratic pong of 'JcUcrnn and Liberty." Thii
song was cuiiR for years nt Democratic meetings,
Trom leoi ilown to tho eloiio of Madison's ndmlnlstrn
tinn i anil H In felt, now Hint the people aro overthrow.
Ingnmoro tyrannical nnd dangerous party than that
that which thn Alien and Sedition Laws, that
Its reproduction at this time would bu peculiarly sig
nificant and appropriate.
The gloomy night before us flies
The Reign of Terror now is o'er.
Its ge.g, Inquisitors, niid'sples,
Its hordes of harpies aro no more I
Rejoice t Columbia's sons, rejolcst
To tyrants never bond the knee,
Hut Join, ith heart, and soul, and voice.
O'er tl Columbia's varied ellmc,
Her cities, forests, shores and dales,
In ri.lng majesty sublime,
Iinmortsl I.IDKRTY proialls!
Kejoicul Columbia's sons I etc
Hail, longtiipected, iilnrious Da)' I
Illustrious memorable Morn,
That Freedom's fabric from decay,
Rebuilds for millions yet unborn l
Rcjoico ' Columbia's sons I etc.
His Country's glory, hope and ttay,
In virtue am in talents tried.
Now rises to assume tho suay,
O'er freedom's Temple to preside.
Rejoice I Columbia', sons 1 etc.
Within its hallowed walls immense,
No hireling bund shall o'er raise.
Arrayed in Tyranny's defence,
To crush an injured people's cries I
Rejoice I Columbia's sons I etc.
No lording here, with gorging Jaws,
Shall wring from industry tho food,
Nor fiery bigot's holy laws,
Lay warto our fields and streets in blood.
Rejoicol Columbia's sans! etc.
Hero strangers from a thousand shores.
Compelled by Tyranny to roam, ,
Shall And amid abundant stores.
A nobler and a happier home.
Rejoice 1 Columbia's sons I cte.
Here Art slnll lift tier laureled head.
Wealth, Industry nnd 1'cace divine;
Ami where dark, pathless forests spread,
Rich fields like lofty cities shine I
Rejoice I Columbia's ion's,! etc.
From Europe's wants and wees remote,
A dreary waMe nf waves between.
Here plenty cheers tho humble est,
And smiles on every village green.
Rejoice I Columbia's sons I cte.
Here, freens air's expended spaoe.
To every soul and sect shall bo
Thnt sacred privilego of our raco,
Tho worship nf the IVityl
Rejoice! Columbia's son! cte,
Thesa gifts! grrnt Libkrtv I are thine i
Ten thousand mote wo owe to thco ;
Immortal may mum memories sbino,
Who fought niul died tor Liberty!
Rejoice I Columbia's sons! etc.
"VVImt heart but hails a scene o bright t
What soul hut inspiration draws (
Who would not gu -,rd so dear a right.
Or die in such a glorious cause I
Rejoicol Columbia' sons! etc.
Let foes to freedom dread the name ;
Out should they touch the sacred Trei-,
Twice fifty thousand swords shall damn
For Jsirmsos axd I.ibkrtt I
Rejoice! Columbia's sons! etc.
From Georgia to Lake Champlaln
From Maine to .Mississippi (bore.
We'll shout for Joy, and shout again
Tim Kilo ofTkrRor is so mors I
ltejol'el Columbia's sons! etc.
(Mipi1 MOM.
Saturday, September 5, D8G58.
A Much-needed Reform.
General Meade has issued an order
giving full freedom of choice to I ho army
in the selection of newspaper.1). It is ortl
ciC'l that any officer or enlisted man
wishing to purchase any daily or weekly
journal, not now lurwsueu oy inn again not controlcd the people, and prob
appointed under the protUious of the cir My South GBr0ina wouU 800n hav0 atood
oularof June a, may give notice thcrc.f , - , . , , p j , autboril,.
, . . e t - 1 t . f . ..
to tho provo.-t marshal of tho cumtiaml
who shall instruct said agent to furnish
the ,ia me without delay, and a neglect on
his part to comply with such instructions
Hiiail be held sufficient cause for vacating
hid appointment.
Ve congratujaje our Democratic sold
iers upon this reform in tho system of sup
ph'.ng newspapers to tho army, which
is been heretofore tho subject of much
mplaint, a monopoly of tho trado having
been secured by certnin abolition journals,
to the exclusion of those of Democratic
and Conservative principles.
StB" It is suggested, with tho appear
ouco of probability, that, as tho Adminis
tration could bo no gainer by interfering
with the Kentucky election, Ilurnsidc was
merely taking the occasion to practise his
gubordiuatcs a little in tho unaccustomed
work of military iutorferenco in elections,
beforo making his grand campaign to pro
vent tho election of Vallandighani in Ohio.
S&" Tho juuior edition of tho Indc-
pendent Pheuix, printed at Phoonixvillo.
Penn., has found a ten cont niece. Ho
. "
thus describes it : "Upon ono side there
is a beautiful young lady, with a hand
kerchief to her eyes weeping to think sho
has no mate, and n nightcap on a polp, as
A sign of distress."
10 which uc oc.o:, wuo suait jorw.tru insurrecti0Il jnto a general rebellion, and I memory. ir u as "u uspouuui .in
the mo through th. provost marshal of:hagthwj 0Mt ummmbereil lUoimtl(h of , ;JX"Xv S 'lookoTthl!!
his corns to the Ptoyost Marshall General1,: , ::.., T of bis race and thoj may look on this
Govornor Curtin.
Tho special friends of Governor Curtin,
claim credit or him because of the inter
est which he is alleged to have shown in
tho organization equipment and cars of
tho State volunteers. Wo arc not disposed
to under value his services, or to detract
from any merit to whioh ho may bo fairly
entitled, and we admit that he has some
times shown, and often dcclnrcd,his desiro
to promote the comfort and efficiency of
our soldiers. His advocates, hovvovor,
must bo cautious of claiming too much, for
they thus compel painful reininiaencc of
his conduct on several t)ccasions,which thoy
themselves, condemned as infamous. For
instance : the equipment of the three
months' men was so imperfect and ineffi
cient, that the gcnoral voice denounced
the culpable carelcssno3f everywhere ap
parent, and tho gross corruption partially
proved, which sent our troops into the Cold
clothed in rotten shoddy, with blankets
tike paper, shoes with soles glued on, and,
in all respects, ill provided for the unac
customed hardship and cxposuro which
they wore compelled to encounter. So
cxtronic was this error or so gross this
crime, that tho Attorney General, Mr.
Purvianee, felt it duo to his character to
resign his office, and disclaim all connec
tion with the Govcnor, or responsibility
for liis conduct, or complicity with the
criminal who crowded tho Capitol. The
newspapers, now prominent in Governor
Curtin's support, thon denounced him with
a relentless ferocity so excessive, as to
excite our sympathy, and to intluco us to
defend him by declaring that tho dovil was
not half so black as lie was painted, Tlio
Philadelphia Inquirer, now tho Governor's
special organ, in tho summer of 1801, do
voted column on column, day after day,
to detailed disclosures of the incompetency,
meanncts, and corruption which were
boldly charged as treason to the State and
cruelty to her soldiers. When our troops
arrived at Washington, and contrasted
themselves with those from other States,
which had mado duo provision for their
comfort, health and efficieny, their just in
dignation was bouudless. The result was
soon apparent sickness appeared to an
alarming extent, deaths were numerous,
universal disgust prevailed. In a month
our men were half naked, and large num-
bersofthem physically incompetent for
the performance of duty. Chiefly in eon-
t l- n i n t
seniienoo of this, General Patterson s rag-
1 ' tt
ged and barefoot regiments were unable
or unwilling to remain in service beyond
their period of enlistment. This prevent
ed General Johnston's being attacked or
held in check, and ho was allowod to join
Beauregard at Bull Hun, at the critical
moment when the rebels wevo half beaten
and about to bo crushed by M Dowel's
army. Instantly these fresh troops attack
ed our exhausted forces and changed tho
fortune of the day ; and what U transcen
danlly more important, changed tho char
acter of the contest, gave tho rebels posi
tion before tho world, and immediato
recognition as belligerents. If no had
beaten them at Bull Hun they could never
have borrowed a dollar, they could never
havo raised an army, their leaders could
, Th( ,jefeat at jjuh iun CXnmded a p.irtial
small causes oftcji produce great results.
But tho failure to attack Johnston did not
ariso from a small cause. It was an enor
mous wrongs that tho bravo volunteers of
the rich and powerful State of Pennsylva
nia should havo been sent like paupers to
tho field that wanton suffering should
havo been inflicted nn them that their
powers should havo been naralvsicd when
cvory oJ0r v wa, lieodod and that, thus,
the honor of tho Stato was sullied, and
the vital interests of the Nation sacrificed.
It is said, in defenso of Governor Cur
tin, that he had no direct concern in tho
purchases mado for tho volunteers, and
that the business was novel and dono in
haste, that he full into tho hands of specu
lators, legislative borers, Jew pcddlars,
needy adventurers and unscrupulous poli
ticians, and that this gang ot miscreants
betrayed his conGdonco and cheated tho
publio. Wo givo to him the benefit of thoso
statements which amount, in effect, to a
j verdict of guilty and recommendation to
! morcy. It is not as a private gontleman,
I a
who has right to bo foolish, but as Gover
nor, bouud to bo wise, that ho is on trial
and it might bu unjust to join tho Repub
licans of Alleghoiiy anil other oounties in
charging their candidate wit.h having soiled
his hands with persona) plunder, is
i 1IVU3 ttliU LllllllUll') UI LIUilbUrr. 1U IVUI. minllrnnn ma
enough to say, that tho man whoso con-'
duct has disgraocd tho commonwealth and
largoly contributed to ruin tho Ropublio,
has proved himself unfit for tho great trust
in which is involved tho happiness, safety
and prosperity of millions.
Tho inefficiency which ho thus exhibited
at the commencement of tho contest, per
vadod his entire administration, and was
consistently conspicuous ip tho last fatal
error whon ho supinely Blood by and
pormittcd tho rebels to ravago Pennsylva
nia. But to this we shall eall attention
hereafter, and wo think we can prove that
Gov. Curtin is as responsible for tho State
invasion, as for tho disaster at Bull Bun.
Tho Pennsylvania Germans.
The following is an extract from an
address delivered by lion. George W.
Woodward, on tho occasion of laying tho
corner-stone of a monument iu honor of
SuUNK, at the Trappc, in Montgomery
county, soon after tho death of that hon
ored patriot. It contains a well merited
tribute to tho Germans of Pennsylvania
and wo make room for it with pleasure :
"Here, too lot the monument of this
man bo built. To carry out its express
ion and appropriate associations, this is the
place for it. Tho monument to the Swiss
who foil at Paris defending the King in
1790, is in the very heart of tho land
whoso children they were, and in whioh
their faithfulness was taught and cherished.
It is cut out of their native crags, in the
midst of their beloved mountains. The
same law of association locates Shunk's
monument here. While its shadows fall
softly on his grave, let it mark also the
place of his nativity, and where he imbibed
thoso noble sentiments and affections which
so strikingly illustrated and adorned his
Undoubtedly Governor Shunk's Ger
man blood and language helped his ad
vancement in publio lavor. Germans,
attracted at an early day by tho fame of
Pcnn, came in great numbers from the
father land and settled in Pennsylvania,
and have already formed a largo and
most respectable portion of our population
Though mixotl with people of different
habits of thought and action, who have
displayed in Pennsylvania all tho activity
energy and enterprise that belong to the
Scotch, Irish ana Yankees, yet tho Ger
mans have maintained their ascendency
both in wealth and in social and political
influeuce. Lovo of country patient in
dustry sound judgement, and inflexible
integrity are characteristics of tho people
and how these qualities havo impressed
I the people ot other extraction in rcnnsyl-
j vania, may bo seen in the fact that our
! oIlicf executive office has been entrusted to
a German for mote than half the time
. ,-,. ,- , ,, p .: .
since the adoption ot the (.institution ot
17M0. Snyder, lliestor, Shultz, Wolf,
ltitner and S lunik were all Germans and
so is that estimable man recently nomina
ted by acclamation, Col. William Bigler.
In our Legislative halls and in governmen
tal dopartraents the Germans have always
had a large representation. In the devel
opment of the agricultural resources of
Pennsylvania, they have led the way, and
dono more to domonstrato the wisdom and
profitableness of good farming than any
j other class of our people. They lovo good
land and they know how to make good
I use of it. Where on our continent where
j in our world, will you Gnd moro indepon
i deuce, contentment and solid comfort than
in the German families of our limcstono
i valleys ? It is a nlcusaut thought that a
! raco of Governors has been nurtured amid
! the rich luxuriance and the exemplary
virtues et these va tcys-a pleasing thought
'I ' t.n . I. n . nrt tin.. r i m n Innnll. f r
crrect in the bosom of one of tho loveliest
of these valleys, a moLunicnt to one of tho
noblost of those German Governors. Tho
i people may wolt love Shunk and honor
I morial of what they have dono for Pcnn-
, sylvania a concrete tributo to tho virtues,
tho manly independence, and the stem
republicanism of Pennsylvania Ger
mans." A Habeas Corpus fhom tue Supreme
Court. The Supremo Court of Pennsyl
vania, sitting at Pittsburg, issued a writ
of habeas corpus last week upon tho Pro
vost Marshal, to produce tho body of a
dratted man who had uecu exempted oy
tho Examining Uoard and a certificate to
that effect given him, but who afterwards
had been arrested, examined and pro-
nounccd fit for duty tho allegation being
error in tho first examination. On a par -
tial hearing the District Attorney obtained
leave to amend the return in order to put
ina plea against tho jurisdiction of tho
Court, contending that tho Stato Courts
had no jurisdiction oyer questions arising
n,1n,- (, nnw r-nnanrintinn lrtw. On thn
undortho now consoription law. On tho
subsequent hearing that plea was abandon -
od, and tho argument was confined to tho
point above stated. After a full heoring
Chief Justioo Lowrio ordered thodisohargo
of tho man , holding that, from all that
appeared by tho return, tho Board had
exhausted their power whon tho certificate
of exemption ivag granted, and that they
bat no further control oyer the priaoncr.
'( lUUUUIilbUU tiil
Mr. Buokalow's Lottor
lb the Mating at Ilvghcsville, Eastern
Lycoming, August 12(1, 1803, .
Gentlemen of Lycomino : You arc
to bo commended for assembling yourselves
as mon ODDoaod to tho Administrations at!
Harrisburg and Washington, and I am
glad to contribute to your proocodings tho
expression of some fow oarncst words.
w -
An issuo between Power and Liberty is
distinctly presented us by tho policy of
our rulers, and if wo stand indifferent to
it, or acquiosco in its decision according
to the pleasure of thoso who aspiro to bo
our masters, what shamo will bo ours 1
what loss and injury I what degradation
and eternal disgraco I
By liberty I do not mean licenso, but
that regulated freedom established by our
ancestors which we havo coj'oyod hitherto
without question, and tho example of which
wo have held forth proudly before othr
nations as the reproof of their systems and
tho glory of our own.
By power I do not moan legitiraato au
thority, but authority usurped and lawless,
pursuing its own onds over a broken Con
stitution and through the baleful flames of
civil war.
Between these between power and lib
ertycan you hesitato in your choico ?
Will you hold up a balance nnd weigh,
doubtfully, the arguments which sustain
liberty against those which opposo it 7
Nccessity-Salcty-aro these tho magical
words by which despotism is to bo changed
In character and made fit for our adoption?
Shall tho plea of tyrants be accepted as
our standard of public rule ? Shall we
concede foroc, and justico, and wisdom, to
one of the most impudent, falso and inju
rious doctrines ever intruded into tho dis
cussion of publio affairs 1
But there is a necessity, (quito different
from that asserted on behalf of power)
which wo must now admit as most evident
and urgent a ?iecessity that we rid our
selves of who plead necessity as the
justification of their misdeeds, Thoso who
cannot govern lawfully and justly arc not
to govern at all, but to give place to others.
For it is monstrous to say that tho incapa
ble and vicious shall lord it over their
fellows. Tho rulers who say they cannot
govern by law and according to right, stand
self-condemned. Judged out of their own
mouths, they are unfit for rule and should
be voted out of powor.
Gentlemen ; tho greatest boh of Now
England spent most of his lifo and won
his great fame in this Commonwealth
Wo are proud that ho became a Pennsyl-
vanian and took rsnk in our history with
tho founder of this State with tho illus
trious man who established it "in deeds of
peace." Let us try tho logic of tyranny
by the judgraont of that great man. Lot
us invito tho apologist of arbitrary power
and advocate of "strong government," who
fills our cars with impassionod discourse
upon public safely, and national life, and
necessity, to go with us to our groat com
mercial metropolis and there stand with
us besido tho modest slab which marks
the resting-place of 'Henjamin and Debo
rah Franklin.' Oh! how mean, and piti
ful, and low, and utterly false and detcsta
bio will thoro sound all these apologies
for wrong all these pretexts for stealing
away or taking away from the people, tho
rights and liberties achieved for them by
the great men of formor times ! Wo will
hear the voice of Franklin sounding in our
cars thoso memorable words of wisdom
and warning which should be written up
or bun"-up in nreat letters wherever tho
meet for consultation in times of
publio danger ; "Those who would
CIIASE A TjITTLK temporary safety, de
Gentlomen ; Your political opponents
think that patriotism should bo called loy
alty, and mado to consist in unconditional,
unquestioning devotion to an administra-
tion ot tho government. 1 believo you
wjh agree with mo that this great virtue
requires no new namo borrowod from tho
Ujteraturo of monarchy ; that it is shown in
I devotion to tho Constitutions and laws of
1 th0 Unttcil States and of tho several States,
and that tll0 truo palr.;ot rcgart3 publio w;th a respect precisely propor-
t:onca to their observanco of law, justico
1 aml ri2h, amj 0 tt BUilI. wisdom and
1 ionesl y ; tUo performanco ofthoir publio
I ,l..i: 1
! duties'
1 Judgo your public men fairly but freely,
Let no man put a padlock upon your lips,
' nor imposo upon you any of tho falso and
poruicious sophisms of arbitrary power,
An important election approaches in
this commonwealth, and another import,
ant ono suococds it next yoar. At thoso,
1 you aro required to judgo those who havo
ruted or misruled you ijnco 1800, and to
determine, at far as your votes will go,
tllJ Polioy of tuo fature Yu need no
labored exhortation from mo to inspiro
Xu with roal, oourago, detotmination nnd
fidelity in tho discharge of your electoral
duties. Hchold I tho evils which afflict the
nation and tho dangers which threaten it !
These exhort you, beyond art of mino, to
right action,aud justify that opinion which
wo hold in common, that upon Demooratio
success iu tho olections juit mentioned,
dopend tho existence of free, liberal and
just government in this country ; a re
storation of Union founded in consent;
tho avoidance of future wars, and tho 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 fellow-citizen,
and obdt. servant,
Wcrki of AVunUIn, by Sparks, r. , fp. 107. 4W, 430.
This was tho declaration of tho Provin
cial Assembly of Pennsylvania, November
11, 1755, in answer to Governor Morris,
upon tho question of exempting Proprie
tary property from taxation. Dcspito tho
act of Indian depredations in the border
settlements and tho danger of extended
hostilities, the Assembly refused an ap
propriation of money for military purposes
unless tho samo should be raissd or repaid
in a just manner, by placing the burden
equally upon tho property and resources
ol tho oniony. Equality of taxation as an
essential principle of liberty was thon stern
ly vindicated by the men of l'cnnsylvama,
and military necessity was plead to them
in vain as a reason for surrendering or
waiving their rights as freemen, and bend
ing their backs to a burden of injustice.
Dr. Franklin was a member of the As
sembly and prepared most of tho docu
ments on its behalf, in the dispute. See
Life by Sparks, Works, v. I.pp. 179 80.
Speech of Major Bradford.
Below we publish tho fpcech of Major
Bradford, Provost Marshall of the Luz
erne and Susquehanna District. Bead it.
Gentlemen : I did not come out here
to mako a speech, as I never mado a
speech in public in my life ; but I want to
mako a few remarks of what I havo done
during this war. Before this war com
menced I was a Democrat now I am n
ltepublican. Gentleman, I was a Demo
crat until tho Democrats took the wrong
track. I havo been a soldier for the last
twelve years. I was in tho Mexican war
and have fought tho Indians, and am now
engaged fighting rebels for the last two
years. 1 enlisted as captain, and alter a
battle in Tennessee (tho Major had for
gotten tho name of the battle) and another
battle Joncbt m lvontucKy, (ho uaa lor
eotten the name of this, too) after thoso
great battles I was promoted to Major.-
1 was stationeu at a piaco in lvontticKy
with twenty men, when there came march
ing upon us 2,000 rebels not saying that
I fought the 2,000, but I gave orders to
fall back, and wo run up a big hill nnd
saved ourselves ; but tho rebels came upon
us with such force I was taken prisoner
by Col. Johnson. Ho says Major 1 will
troublo you for your horse ; but I told
him I was larao and had the rheumatism
and would like tho horso to rido. Ho al
lowed me to rido my horse. lie then
asked mo for my side arms. I said Col
onel, I havo side arms I generally carry
along, and handed out a d d big bot
tle of rye whiskey, and the Colonel took a
d d big drink and handed tho bottlo
back. They took mo to their hotel. Some
of the Colonel's staff rodo by and asked
him if ho had any live Yankees ; then he
says yes, I have got one. So they all
come in and run all through tho houso,
hunting for the live Yankee. I was sit
ting there, but they did not tako mo to bo
a Yankee. Alter i heara what tuey was
about, I wont up to them and told them'I
i was tho live Yankee they waj looking for.
' I told thorn I was not a Yankee, but an
""nest ruuusyivau.a xumuu. v, ,u
1. a. . 1 !.., K m m 11... sill
I Dutchman T I told him I was an honest
, Pennsylvania Dutchman. He said ho
thought by my looks I was a Kentuckiau.
No sir, I am an honest Pennsylvania
Dutchman. One of them said 1 don't
care a dam what you arc, como up and
tako a drink, I hey treated mo like a
j gentleman. After I was exchanged I was
sent North, the first man 1 met was a
woman, he was a blacksmith, ho know
how to carry on this war, ho said if he was
President ho would fix things in a dif
ferent shape. He blamed the President
and wholo administration. I traveled
further North and tile next man I met was
n woman and ho was a carpenter, ho knew
how to carry on tho war to ; ho said if he
was Pribident this war would have ceased
long ago. So you seo every body knows
how to carry on this war, but gentlemen,
you have got to lcavo it to tho President
' nml Administration, for thoy know tho
, best Way tO Carry OP thtS War.
way to carry
JGSF A Massachusetts paper calls Wen
dell Phillip-, "a limb of the Devil." Tho
Louisville Journal replies, "wo should
like to sec ono end of a ropo around that
limb and tho othor around tho limb of a
82T The way to divide tho Union was
to dofcat tbo Demooratio party. The way
to reitora it is to givo them the victory.
War Christian's Thanksgiving.
Ob, Coder Rattles! onto again,
With banner, trump and drum,
And garments in Thy vlneprest Ayti,
To giro The than ks, wo come.
No goats or bullocks garlanded,
Unto Thlno altera go ;
With brothers' Mood, by brolhera a bed,
Our glad libations flow.
From pest-house, and from dungeon foul,
Where, maimed and torn they die !
From gory trench and charnel houso,
Where, heap on heap they lie ;
In every groan that yields nsoul.
Each shriek a heart that rends,-
With every breath of tainted air.
Our homage, Lord, ascends.
We thank Thee for the Sabre's gash,
Tho Cannon's havoc wild
Wo bless Thee for tho widow's tears,
Tbo want that starves her child I
We glveTheo praise that Thou hast lit
The torch, and fanned the flame;
That luitand rapine hunt their prey,
Kind Father, In Thy namo t
That for tho songs of Idle Joy
Falsa angles sang of yore,
Thou sendeth War on Earth ,' ill will
To men, forever moro I
We know that wisdom, truth, and right
To us and ours ore given,
That Thou hath clothed us with n wrath
Todothowotk of Heaven;
Wo know that plains anilcitlos wasto
Artf pleasant In Thlnoeyes
Thou lov'it a hearthitone desotato,
Thou lov'sl a mourner's cries.
Let not our meekness fll below
Tho measure of Thy will,
And while the press has wine to bleed,
Or, tread it, with us still I
Teach ustohate ns Jesus taught
Fond fools, of yore, to love
Give us Thy vengeance ns our own
Thy I'lty, hide above!
Teach us to turn, with reeking hands.
The pa ge of Thy word,
And learn the blessed curses there,
On them that sheathe the sword.
Where'er we tread, may deserts spring,
Till none arc left ts slny,
And when the last red drp is shed,
We'll kneel again and pray I
Tho Hulls of Justice Defeated.
In the report ol the proceedings of Court
last week, we published the fact that Jo
sepb Oliver and Joseph O-tcrstock had
been convicted of assault and battery and
sentenced to thirty days' imprisonment in
the county jail. The case, from the evi
dence, was a clear one, and the sentence
in conformity with tho aggravated nature
of tho assault. With these facts in view
it can readily bo perceived how the senses
of tho order-loving' and law abiding citi
zens wero shocked when thoy learned that
almost before tho ink was dry with whioh
tho sentence was recorded, a pardon for
tho convicted was produced. What rep
resentations wore made to the Governor
to induco him to act thus hastily we aro
not prepared to say j but we know, and
his frionds will Gnd out, that if political
capital was tho incentive, thoy havo over
shot the mark. This is almost equal to
the pardon, by tho samo Governor, of a
party in Northumberland county, in 1801,
who were convicted for boating and mal
treating a man upwards of GO years of ago.
Wo will only add, by way of illustration,
that in both cases tho convicted were Re
publicans and the assaulted Democrats.
Yot this samo Govotnor Curtin calls him
self a no-party man, and unblushingly
asks Democrats to voto for him and kcop
him in the position ho thus disgraces.
Easton Sentinel.
The Conthaband Svstbm. A letter
to the Chicago Times, dated Helena, Ark.,
Aug. 13th, tells a pitiful story, as fol
lows :
Emancipation in this part of tho country
has already proved a sorry thing for the
poor contrabands. They havo come within
our lines, somo voluntarily, somo by force
. 0f armeU guarus sent to bring them, and
- . . ...
then left to starve and die of every disease?
to which indolcnco and exposure rends
them liable They havo not had enough
of the plainest necessities to support them
in health, and, when sick, no medical at
tendance whatever has boon furnished,
As a result, during and cinco tbo adminis
tration of Gen. Curtis, eight thousand con
trabands have died at Helena.
Resistance to the Draft. In one
of tho Philadelphia barracks are confinod
two Quaker conscripts, coming from a
wealthy family of Quakers named Smed
loy, who resido at West .Chester, Pa.
Thesa men contend that they havo con
scientious scruples as to going to tho war ;
they will not fire a musket or draw human
blood, nor pay tho commutation money nor
furnish a substitute, because, in their
opinion, it would bo making an acknowl
edgment not consistent with the viows of
tho Sooicty i6 whioh thoy belong. And
vet, if wc aro not mistakon, tba Quakers
generally havo no scruples of conscienco
against encouragoing others to fight for
tho abolition of slavery.
He who shuts the sunlight away from
his heart must expect (o die jn qargqciv.
Artcmus on the Draft.
Artomua Ward (Mr. Ghas. F. Browse).,
sent us the following ''Circular j"J
OmcuLAR No. 78.
As the undersigned has been led to fear
that tho law regulating tho draft wai not
wholly understood, notwithstanding tho
numorous explanatory circulars that hava
issued from the National Capital, of lato,
ho hereby issues a Circular of his own;
and if ho shall succeed In making this
favofito measure more clear to a discern
ing publio, ho will feel that ho has not
lived in rain :
I. A young man who is drafted and in
advertantly goes to Cafiada, where ha
becomes cmbroilod with a robust English
party, who knocks him around so as to
diiablo him for life, tho samo recurring in
a licensed bar-room on British "soil, suoh
young men ban not rcccivo a pension on
account of said injuries from tho United
States Government, nor can his heirs or
II. No drafted man ingoing to tho ap
pointed rendezvous will be permitted, to go
round by way of Canada on account of tho
roads boing better that way, or becauso his
"uncle William" lives there:
III. Any gentleman living in Ireland,
who was never in this country, is not lia
ble to the draft, nor aro our forefathers.
This latter statement is mado for the ben
efit of thoso enrolling officers who havo
acted on the supposition that tho able-bodied
male population of a placo included
dead gentlemen in the comcterics.
IV. The term of enlistment is for threo
years, but any man who may havo been
drafted In two places has a riuht td go for
six years, whether the war lasts that
length of time or not a right this depart
ment hopes ho will insist on.
V. The only sons of a poor widow,
whoso husband is in California, aro not
exempt ; but the man who owns stock in
the Vermont-Central Railroad is. SOj
also, aro incessant, lunatics, habitual lec
turers, persons who wero born with wood
ed legs or false teeth, blind mon (unless
they will acknowledge that they "can see
it") and people who deliberately .voted for
John Tyler.
VI. No drafted man can claim exemp
tion on the ground that ho has several
children whom ho supports and who do
not bear his namo, or live in tho samo
houso with him, and who havo never been
introduced to his wife, but who on tho
contrary, arc endowed with various moth
ers, and "livo round."'
C6r Tho Rev. Soloman Stoddard, of
Northampton, tho ancostor of all tho
Stoddards, and a troop they are of
worthy sons of a worthy sire had a black
boy in his employ who was like most of
black boys, full of fun and mischief and
always up to a joko, no matter at whose
expense. Ho went with tho parson's
horso every morning to drive the cows to
pasture. It was a pieoo of table-land
some little distance from the village ; and
here, oat of sight, the neighbors boys wero
wont to meet him and 'raco horses' every
Sunday morning. Parson Stoddard heard
of it and resolved to catch them at it and
put an end to the sport
Next Sunday morning ho tbld Bill ho
would rido the maro to pasture with tho
cows and ho (Bill) might stay at home.
Bill knew what was in the wind, and tak
ing a short cut across the lots, was up to
the pasturo away ahead of tho Parson. j
Tho boys were there with their horses,
only waiting for Bill and his master's
marc. He told the boys to bo read y, and.
as soon as the old geutlcman arrived, to
givo tho word, 'Go ',' Bill hid himself at
the other end of the field whoro the raco
always ended.
Tho parson came jogging along and tho
boys sat demurely on their steeds, as if
waiting for 'service to begin.' But as tho
good old man rode into lino thoy cried
Go!' and away went tho maro with tho
reverend ridor sticking fast like John Gil
pin, but there was no stop to her or him.
iVway ahead of all the rest, ho went liko
the wind ; and at tho end of the field, Bill
jumped up from under the fence, and
sung out. 'I know'd ynu beat, Massa !
I know'd you'd beat !'
JCS5 A young man stepped into a book
store and said ho wanted to got au Young
Man's Companion."
''Well sir," said tho b8okscllor,,,hro's
my daughter.'1
What two animals had tho least
luggage in the ark ?
Tho fox and the cock, for they only
had a brush and comb between them.
Tho tuno of tho conscripts Wo arc com.
ing, Father Abraham, three hundred tfaf
bars mnr. " ' n: