The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, May 29, 1861, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

i r
IV, II. JACOBY, froprielor.
Truth and Right God and our Country.
Two Dollars per Annum.
W. II. JlCJ3f,
Office on Haln St., 3rd Square below Market,
TERMS : Two Dollars per annum it paid
"within six months from the time of subscri-
bin" : two dollars and fifty cents it not paid j
r-,tMr. the rear. INo subscription ianen ior
a less period than fix months; no discon
tinuances permitted until all arrearages are
paid, u:iles at the option of the editor.
The terms cj advertising tcM be as follows r
'One square, twelve lines, three times, SI 00
Every subsequent insertion, 25
One square, three months, 3 00
One year, 8
Cljoice lloetrtj.
Thenar Spaaglei BannMr.
In 181 1, when the British fleet was at the
mouth of the Potomac river, and intended
to attack Baltimore, Mr Key and Mr. Skin
ner were sent in a vessel wiih a flag ot
trace to obtain the release of some prison
-ers the English had taken in their expedi
tion against Washington. They did not
succeed and were told that they would be
detained till after the attack had been made
on Baltimore. Accordingly, they went in
their own vessel, stronsjly guarded, with
the British fleet as it sailed up the Patapsco,
and when they came in sight of Fort Mc
Henry, a short distance below the city, they
could see the American flag flying on the
Tarn parts. As the day closed in, the bom
bardment ot the Fort commenced, and Mr.
Key and Mr. Skinner remained on deck all
night, watching with deep anxiety every
hell that wa fired. While the bombard
rnent continued, it was sufficient proof that
the fort had not been surrendered. It sud
denly ceased some time before day, but as
thv had no communication with any of
- j
the enemy's ships, they did not know
whether the fort had surrendered or the at
tack noon it had been abandoned. They
paced the deck the rest of the night in pain
fal suspense, watching wim intense anxiety
for the return of day. At length the light
ame, and they saw that "oar flag was still
there," and soon they were informed that
the -attack had failed. I u the fervor of the
moment, Mr. Key took an old letter from
his pocket, and on its back wroie the most
"of this celebrated song, finishing it before
he reached Baltimore. He showed it to
his triend Judge Nicholson, who was so
pleaded with it that he placed it at once in '
the band of the printer, and in au hour af- !
ter, it was all over the oty, and hailed with i
enthusiasm, and took its plate at once as a
national song. We re print it here ; for
though all are familiar with it, no one will i
object to baviiig another copy and a correct
oue, taken from one prepared by the author !
lor publication a lew days ago :
O say can you see, by ihe dawn's early Sight
hat so proudly we hailed at me iwi-;
light's last gleaming ; . !
Whose broad Stripes andbrighlSlars through
the perilous tight, j
O er the rmparts we watched, were so!
gallantly streaming ! j
And the rockets red glare, the bombs burst-!
mg in air,
Cave proof through the night that our
was still there.
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet 1
O'er the land of the tree and the home of
the brave
On that shore, dimly seen through the mist
of the deep,
Where the toe's haughty host in dread ti-
lence reposes.
What is that which, the breeze, o'er
towering steep,
As it fitlully blows, half conceals, half
discloses ?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's
first beam,
la full glory reflected now shines on the
Tis the Star Spangled Banner ! O long mar
it wave
O'er the laud of the free and the home of
tae brave.
And where are the foes who so vauutingly
swore . .
That the havoc of war, and the battle's
A home ana a country should leave us no
more ?
Their blood has washed out their foul
footstep's pollution "
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
- From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph
. doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of
the brave !
- - " IT.
O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes au J the war's
- Blest with victory and peace, may the heav
en rescued land ,
Fraie the Power that hath made and pre
serves os a nation !
Then conquer we must, when oar cause is
so jtm, .
And this be onr motto, 'In God is our trust !'
And the Star Spangled Banner iu triumph
shall wave
O'er the laud of the free and the home of
: ' . the brave !
By the way, here are additional stanzas,
eunj on the occasion of the rising Df aa im
tnaase flag, by the Philadelphia Board of
Brokers, one day last week :
And now oa our soil, when vile traitors as
sail That glorious flag, by all nations respect-
' ed,
'Danant we fling its bright folds to the gale.
And swear from rebeuior. il shall be pro
tected. .
Yes ! we swear to defend -.
To tha la?t bloody end,
Tha Red, White and Diae, which In Union
fctill blend;
Aai the S.u Spangled Banner ia triumph
bhiil WiViS
'O'er alt the Uit hwl of the freo and the
When our laud is illumined vfith liberty
smile, . ""
If a foe from "within strike a blow at her
glory, : ' !
Down, down with the traitors that dares to
defile . ; j
The flag of her stars and the page of her 1
glory. . . :)
By the millions unchained who our birth
right have gained,
We will keep her bright blazon forever un
stained !
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph
shall wave , .
While the land of the free is the home of
the brave.
When treason's dark cloud hovers black o'er
the land,
And traitors conspire to hlljc her glory
W hen that banner is torn by a fratricide
band, ,
Whose bright, starry folds shine illumin
ed in story,
United we stand for the dear native land,
To the Union we pledge every heart, ev
ery hand !
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph
shall wave
0"er the land of the free and the borne of
the brave !
Crime and Betribntion.
In the course of an article based upon
the text that "murder will out," a recent
English paper tells a story of a dissolute
young butcher, who lived with his widowed
mother, near Smithfield Bars, some twelve
years ago.
"Oue night, inflamed by liquor and lo?
ees at a gaming-table, he came home, and
looking in bis mother's room, found her
a-Ieep. He had a suspicion that the mon
ey with which the grazier was to be paid
was hidden somewhere in the room ; arid,
creeping in lightly, he began to search the
drawer?, but found nothing but a steel, a
blue apron and butchers knike. With the
last in his hand be approached the bed
where his mother lay aileep, and, beneath
the pillow caught sight ola leather pouch
He reached out his hand, seized it, and
himself was seized.
The poor woman grasped him ti&ht'y by
the arm and screamed lor hlp. Not know,
ing who was her assailant, she screamed
for her son and that son alenced her cry
forever! With 20 in bis possession, he
stole away from the house, kireJ a boat at
Billingsgate to go to Tilbury, pretending he
was going to buy cattle at a fair in Essex.
The boat pushed off, and lie was never j
'' hen the murder was ascovered, in
the course of the next day, smficion was at
once excited that he had been Ur assassin.
His wild course of life and treuent quar
rels with his mother were well known.
The brutal threats he had been lnard to ut
ter, the desperate things he had been known
to do, all assis ed in fixing the gult of the
murder upon him ; but search we mde
for him in vain. He had been eeeu to en
ter the house at Smithfield Bars; le had
not been Been to leave it, but a persot an
swering to his description had been oiseiv
ed at Billingsgate, and nothing father
1 could be traced.
j "Some people
conjectured that he had
escaped to foreign parts ; others that he
had fallen into the river and been drowttsd
j but nothing was known with
i many years after.
certainty for ,
"About eleven years after the murler,
two waterman named Smith and Gurrey,
were playing a shufle-board in a tap room,
Quarre"'nS oer ihe game, incited to fury
j by the liquor they had drank, they began o
accuse each other of crime.
. "'Be careful, Mr. Gurney or I'll han;
you yet !'
i4 'Hang roe !' retorts the other. 'There
be along cord and short shrift tor both of
' 'I told thee no good would come of it
that to murder the fellow would be a safe
road to the gallows !'
" 'And 1 told thee that sharing the money
and washing the boat was not a whit the
"These angry words collected a crowd of
idlers who were drinking in a tap-room,
and among them a parish constable, who
immediately look both in custody.
,(On the examination of the prisoners it j
appeared that a butcher, who took a boat;
with them on the night of the murder,!
boasted of the money Jip possessed, and !
that they agreed to rob and murder him ;
and in this attempt succeeded j stabbing
the man, taking his moiiey which they
shared between them and throwing the
body overboard. ;
"On their own confession they were con
victed, condemned, and executeJ at Maid
stone, and hanged in chains a little above
"None of the butcher's relations knew
what had become of him until this happen
ed ; but the fact was then established that
the murderer, in this effort to elude justice
had met a barbarous death ; but that the
instruments of his punishment were not
allowed to escape; and also that by a
strange and mysterious course of events,
they betrayed ihomselve j, and were brought
to justice.. ?: ,
ET'A Dutchman in one of the Pennsyl
vania regiments, who was told that the fact
that nobody was killed on either side al the
bombardment of Sampler, was owing to
the wonderful improvements in military
science, opened his eyes wide and said,
Deni, by tarn, dey had better not prin;
town our Dctchnians, for dey are so sthupid
mil science dat dey could not go into file
From the National Intelligencer.
We find in the Virginia journals a copy
of the general orders issued under dt.e of
May 5th, by Brigadier General Philip St.
George Cocke, commanding the ''Potomac
Department" of the State of Virginia, in
which occurs the following statement :
"The capitol of the United States has nev
er beenjihreateued, and it is not now threat
ened. It is beyond and outside the limits
of the free and Sovereign State of Virginia."
It Gen. Cocke means to say that the 'cap
itol of the United States" has never been
threatened by him, we are sure that all cre
dence will be given to his declarations un
der this head, but if it is intended to suggest
that there hava been no threats cf attack
from other quarters, sufficient to justify the
precautionary measures taken by the Fed
ral Government, we think his assurance
cannot be received without casting discredit
on men high in the confidence of the Con
lederate States, and on able and influential
journals, heretofore understood to be the
authentic exponents of Southern wishes
and purposes. We append a few citations
taken from authorities which are thus ig
nored by Gen. Cocke, or whote ''threats"
are regarded by him with a contempt great
er than ihe Administration apparently
deemed it afe to entertain in the face of
demonstrations proceeding from sources
heretofore regarded as respectable.
On the 12th of April last the honorable
Mr. Walker, Secretary of War of the Con- j
federate States, held the following language
at Montgomery Alabama ; j
"No man, he said, could tell where the
war this day commenced would end, but
he would prophesy that ihe flag which now
flaunts the breeze hee would float over the dome
of the old Copilot at Wahinglon bejore the first
of May. Let them try Southern Chivelry
and test the extent of Southern resources,
and it might float eventually over Fanueil
Hall itself." j
Such being the publicly avowed belief of
the Secretary of War of the Confederate
Slates, we quote in illustration of "threats"
the following extracts taken lrom leading
Southern journals, merely promising that !
we could greatly add to their number if it
were essential to the purpose : j
From the Richmond Enquirer of April 13.
Attention Volunteers ! Nothing is
more probable than that President Davis
will soon march an army through North Car
olina and llrgiuia lo Washington. Those of !
our volunteers tvhodesiro to join the South
em army, accoutrements, uniforms, ammn-
nition, and knapsacks in constant readiness. '
From the N. Orleans Picayune of April 18. j
The fruits of a Virginia secession will be
the removal ol Lincoln and his Cabinet, a. id
whatever he can carry away to the safer
neighborhood of Harrisburg or Cincinnati :
perhaps to Buffalo or Cleveland.
From the Vicksburg (Mis.) Whig of April 20. 1
Major Ben. McCullough has organized a immediately on Washington, and so staled
force of five thousand men to Seize the Fed- to whicli the crowd responded in deafening
eral Ccpjtol the imintt the first blood is spilled, and prolonged cheeri." !
The Montgomery Advertiser says this in- At the "flag presentation" which preced
telligence is from a Virgina gentleman now J ed the departure of the second regiment of
in Washington city, who had it direct from j South Carolinia for Richmond, the follow-
McCullough's own lips.
From the Richrriond(Va.)Examiner April 23.
The capture of Washington city is per
fectly within the power of Virginia and
Maryland, if Virginia will only make the
proper effort by her constituted authorities
nor is their a single moment to lose. 'The :
entire population pant for the onset; there
never was half the unanimity among the
people before, nor a lithe of the zeal upon
'; any subject that is now manifested to take
Washington," and drive from it every Black
Republican who iaa dweller there.
V From the mountain tops and vallevs to
'he shore of the sea there ' is one wild
ihout of fierce resolve to capture Washing
ton city" at all and every human hazard
Ihe filthy cage of unclean birds must aud
vhII assuredly be purified by fire. The
people are determined upon it, and are
clanorous for a leader to conduct them to
theonslaught. That leader will assuredly
aris, aye, that right speedily.
Fron theGoldsboro'(N.C )Tribune April 24.
W; understand that Duncan K. McRte,
Esq., 'who came here last night, bears a
epecid order tor one regiment of North
Caroliia troops to march to the city of
Washugton. There to be ready in forty
eight lours from the notice. This is by
order l Gov. Ellis.
To bave gained Maryland is to have
gained a host It insures Washington city,
and theignominious expulsion of Lincoln
and hisbody guard of Kansas cut throats
from tht White House. "It makes good
the wordi of" Secretary Walker at Montgom
ery iu regard to the Federal Metropolis-"
It irans!e6 the liues of battle from the Poto
mac lo tht Pennsylvania border.
From the laleigh fN. C.) Standard April 24.
North Ciiolitia will send her full quota of
troops to uiite in the attack on Washing
ton city. Otr streets are alive with sol
diers and oflbers, many of the latter being
here to tender their companies to the Gov
ernor. Wasiington city will soon be too
hot to hold braham Lincoln and bis Gov
ernment. "Vorth Carolina has said it, and
she will do al she can to make good her
From the Eifanla (Ala ) Express April 25.
With indef-endant Virginia on one aide
and the eeiessiooists of Maryland (who
doubtless in ihe majority) on the other, our
policy at thistime should be to eeize
and his Cabinet prisoners of war. Once
get the Heads of the Government in our
power and we can demand any terms we
pee fit, and thus perhaps avoid a long and
bloody contest.
From the Wilmington (N. C ) Daily Jour
nal of April 27.
A correspondent writing from George
town (N. C.) under date of April 26th
makes inquiry about a report that had got
afloat there that three regiments of troops
had left North Carolina to join Lincoln.
What an idea ! When North Carolina re
giments go to Washington, and they will
go, they will stand side by sid with their
brethren of the South. What fool could
have put in circulation such a report !
From the Milledgeville (Ga.) Southern Re
corder of April 30.
The Government of the Confederate Stales
must possess the city of Washington.
It is folly to think it can be used any longer
as the headquarters of the Lincoln Govern
ment, as r.o access can be had to it except
by parsing through Virginia and Maryland.
The District of (Jo'umbia cannot remain
under the jurisdiction of the United States
Congress without humillialing Southern
pride and defeating Southern rights. Both
are essential to greatness of character, and
both must co-operat3 in the destiny to be
The correspondent of the Charleston Cou
rier wrote from Montgomery, Alabamaj un
der date of the 28ih ultimo as follows :
"The aspect of Montgomery at this time
is any thing put peaceful, aud, with the
presence of so many troops in the capitol
at once, the people are beginning to realize
the fact that we are in the midst of war, as
well as to feel assured that vigor and ener
gy characterize the Administration. In the
churches; to-day, prayers were offered for
the success of our arms during the war.
Tiie desire for taking Washington, I believe
increases every hour, and alt things, to my
! thiukinj, seem tending to this conMimaiion.
We are in lively hope that before three
mouths roll by, the Government, Con-!
gress, Departments, and all will have re
moved to the present Federal Capital."
A correspondent of the Baltimore Ex
change, writing from Montgomery (Ala
bama) under date of April 2uth, immediate
ly after the receipt of the telegraphic intel
ligence announcing the attack of the Balti-
more mob on the Massachusetts Hoops, '
communicated the following: j
"In the evening bonfires were built in '
front of the Exchange Hotel, and from the
vast crowd which assembled repea ed
cheers were given for the loyal people of ;
Baltimore. Hon. Roger A Pryor, of Virgin- j
ia, had arrived in the city in the afternoon J
and as soon as it was known there were
loud calls for hirn. His reception was most j
enthusiastic, and some minutes elapsed be- '
fore he could commence his remarks. He
made a briel but very eloquent address,
full of spirit, lie is in favor of marching
ing remarks were made by Col. Kershaw
on taking the colors:
"Sergeant Gordon, te
your particular
charg is
commuted this noble gift. Plant j
ih niibiof iivuvi a 1 1 o . ii tun iij uir j
fers let it be .he first to kis the bree.e of j
heaven Jrom the dome of the Capitol at j
We could indefinitely multiply these ci
tations, but we think we have already pro
duced enough ;o convince Gen. Cocke that
Federal capital has been threatened. We
are glad, however, to bslieve with him that
at preseiit no purpose of a hostile nature
are entertained by ihe people of Virginia
against the peace and safety of this Dis
trict. A time to Preach and a time to Fight
One of the most thriving reminisences
in the American Revolution is related of
General Peter Muhlenburg, whose ashes
repose in the burying ground ot "The Old
Trappe Church," in Montgomery county,
this Stale. When the war broke out, Mu
hlenburg was rector of a Protestant Episco
pal Church in Dunmore county, Virginia
On a Sunday morning he administered the
communion of the Lord's Supper to his
charge, staling that in the afternoon of that
day he would preach a sermon on "The
duties men owe lo their country." At the
appointed time the building was crowded
with anxious listeners. The discourse, if
we remember correctly, was founded on a
text trom Solomon "There is a time tor
every purpose and for every work." The
sermon burned with patriotic fire ; every
sentence and intonation told the speaker's
deep earnestness in what he was saying
Pausing, a moment at the close of his dis
course, he repealed the words of his text,
and then, in tones of thunder, exclaimed ;
Ihe tune to p each is pust ; "The time to fight
has come! and, suitingt he action to the word,
he threw from his shoulders his episcopal
robes aud stood before his congregation in
military uniform. Drumming for recruits
was commenced on the spot, and it is said
that almost every male of suitable age in
the congregation enlisted forthwith.
13 On the appearance of a thunder-storm
the Indians invariably leave their pursuits
and seek shelter nnder a beech tree. In
Tennessee it is also considered a complete
nrotection. an it is never known tn ha struck
I r '
5 with lightning while other trees are that
Speech of Gen. Butler.
Washington, May 17, 1 81 1 .
Last night a large number of the tnends
of Gen. Butler, desirous of testifying their
admiration of hirn, proceeded to his quar
ters, the National Hotel, with the Marine
Band and complimented him with a sere
nade. A large crowd was in attendance, !
and, after several patriotic airs had been
played by the band, the General appeared
on the balcony of the Hotel, and was re
ceived with a perfect storm of applause,
cheer after cheer being given for him and
for Ihe State of Massachuseets. Wheu the
enthusiasm had subsided,
Gen. Butler said :
Fellow Citizens : Your cheers for the old
Commonwealth of Massachusetts are right
ly bestowed. Foremost in the ranks of
those who fought for the liberties of the
country in the revolution was Massachu- j
setts, and it is a historical fact, which 1 take
great pride in referring to in this hour, that,
in the Revolution, the old Bay Stale furnished
more men to go south of Mason and Dixon's
line, to fight the enemies of the country,
than did all the Southern colonies put to
gether. Cheers And in this second war,
if war must come, to establish the Declara
tion of Independence anew, and to se
cure the blesssinas of that Declaration
the Constitution and the Union Massachu
setts is ready again to furnish every man
aye, every woman upon her 6oil in this
good cause. Applause Perhaps 1 may
for the moment, be excuced in referring to
my own Stale. I believe 1 speak to many
who have the love of the old Common
wealth in their hearts. But we have this
uiirereuce from our Southern brethren :
while we love Massachusetts with the true
love of a son, we love the Ui.ion and the
country with an equal devotion. Good'
and cheers
We put no S.ata rights, no State pride, no
loeoi theold Common wealth of Massa
chusetts before, above and beyond our love
to the Union. To us our country is first be
t cause it is our country. Uur Mate next,
because she is our Stale and part of that
country. Our oath of allegiance to the Uni
on is our first biudiug obligation; our oath
of allegiance to the State is the second ob
ligation, never clashing, always intertwin
ing. He who does his duty to the Union,
does his duly to the Stale, and he who does
his duty to the State does his duty lo the
Union one and inseparable, now and lor
ever. Allow me, further, lo say that 1 look
upon this demonstration of yours as prompt
ed by that devotion which we all feel for a
common courtry. This is a great and a
good Government of ours, so kind so be
nign and so benificent that its hand has
only been felt in acts of affectionate gener
osity and is now lor the first time, raised
in ihe act of chastising its children.
It has been attacked by those who should
have been the first lo defend it, and as, in
the history of a man's life, many things
may be worse to him than death, so in the
history of a nation, dishonor, wrong or dis
intregation may be much worse than the
shedding of blood. My friends, this Union
established by our fathers, - cost them a
great x ei of treasure, a great deal ol suffer
ing, and a great deal of blond, and by ihe
bright heavens above we will not part with
it 6hort of the first cost, and interest from
the day of date. 'Good,' and cheers
The same blood which flowed iu our fath-
.i .1
ers veins sun mows in ours; tne same
courage which they showed still I trust an
imates us ; we have ihe same powers of
endurance ; the same love of liberty ami
law is ours, and we hold him brother who
stands by the flag of the Union, and we
hold him enemy to the last degree who at
tempts to ftrike one star out of tfiat billiant
con6iellaiioti whicu floats over u. Three
j cheers A voice 'A little more grape, j
General.' Three cheors for the stars and i
stripes j
But 1 hear some one say, shall we carry
on a fratricidal war? Shall we hed our'
brother's blood? Shall we go to the extent of ;
meeting in arms those we have been taught
to cail our brothers ? To that I answer : as
our fathers in defence of their rights did ,
not hesitate to strike the mother country,
and fight against their mother, so we, their
sons, iu detense of our rights must meet :
our brothers as they met their mother. If
this wicked unholy and fratricidal war is '
forced upon us, we can only say, lat the j
responsibility rest upon those who made the
necessity. Our hands are clean, our hearts 1
are firm, and the Union must be preserved I
At every hazard, at every risk, at every j
expense, at the sacrifice of every life this
side of the Arctic region, must this Union
be preserved. And what kind of a strug
gle will it be? Suppose the twenty-five
thousand soldiers of the 'North now here
should be this day and hour cut off, would
the battle rest ? No. Fifty thousand more
would take their places, and if they should
fall, one hundred thousand more would
rush down from the North, to be followed,
if they should fall, by the fever pestilence
or sword, by a quarter of a million more,
until the very women would take the field
and drive the enemies of the Union into the
Gult. Cheers. I have neither fear nor
doubt upon this subject. 1 have neither
fear or dismay in regard to it. I have grief
aud sorrow at the necessity, and God help
those who have forced that necessity upou
We are here for our Government and our
laws; we are here for our flag; we are here
for our country ; our face is turned eouiti
ward, there is no step backward. He makes
a wide mistake who thinks we are to be
either cajoled, or intimidated, or compro-
- miseJ ay furtDer
The d a y of com pro
must and shall Le sustained. Great ap
plause. And when the Government is
sustained, we will do as we have ever done
give every body in the Union their rights
under the Constitution, and every body out
of the Union the 'steel of the Union until
they come in under the Constitution. 'We
like that,' 'that's the talk,' and immense
cheering. And now, my friends, allow me
to bid you good night. Cries of 'Go on,'
'Give them another right hand shot, Gener
al.' Three cheers lor General Butler.
'Give them a ten pound shot, 'Order,' &c.
It is immpossible tor me, my friends, to
go on ; this is no lime for speech making.
If you will return to your homes, and the
Government will give me directions, 1 will
go South and you shall follow fei'8. Nine
cheers for Butler .
Army Clothing.
The complaints of the clothing furnished
the soldiers are general. A correspondent
of tha Lancaster 5U(rer,writing from Camp
Scott, says :
The Fighting First, in the absence ot
anything better to do, has been giving the
devil to the contractors who furnished us
with clothing. Such "mean, flimsy rotten
stuff I never saw equaled. The under
clothing is good enough ; but the pants and
coats are the meanest specimens of needle
work that I ever saw.
All the men have Wen supplied ; and yet
; you can hardly find a whole pair of breech
es in the company. Buttons seem to have
been seized wit'.i the mania polu ; they fly
off if you touch them, while the stitches are
so far apart that you can see daylight thro'.
In attempting to sit down with our unmen
tionables on, we hear a prolonged and omi
nous ' rip ! rip !" that warns us to be care
ful. If we attempt to button our coats, we
find the buttons in our hands, and our coat
tails beautifully floating in the brisk breeze
as signals of distress. All these mishaps
we must repair at our own expense. And
as to fits ! one of our Lancaster exquisites
would start aghast in holy horror. Men
whose girdles would not encircle a email
beer keg are laying loose in pants that
would easi ly ericloso a Falsiaff; while
sume fellow, whose, underpinning is raiher
extended, finds his feet reaching a foot or
more through. All these mishaps we can
easily bear, however, if tha clothe- were
only made strong, so as lo wear any rea
sonable time. Our overcoats are worse
than the pants ; and for these miserable
things we are charged ?10. It is a burning
ahame we sha l be thus swindled and im
posed upon, without any means of redress
But I guess we must grin ar.d bear it
The editor of the 1 htladelphia lvcmug
Jont ncl says :
We were shown a shoe to-dav. one ot a
pair furnished to a soldier, which lasted
juni two days and a half. The inner sole
was wood, and eo cut across the grain that
the par'y who showed it to us requested us
to handle it lightly bo as not to break it. Our
friend promised to show us a pair of panta-
loons w hich lasted a little lonuer than the
We examined a State Capital Guar! who
was up here on furiough a day or two ago.
His overcoat appeared to be comfortable,
hut his uniform coal looked as if it was
made of flannel, arid a good dienchtn
would wash it to pieces. The pantaloons
were not bad. but the cap was wilted into
the most fantastic shape by a single shower,
and the shoes were well, we won't under
take to describe them.
Artcmns Ward on Secession.
The great showman has come ost elo
quently tor the Union. We quote the con
clusion of his recent speech on the subject
of secession :
"I say lo the South, don't efi5sh ! I say
to the galyeut people of that sunny land,
jes lock up a few hundred of them tearin'
and roariu' tellers of yourn in some strong
boi, and send 'em over lo Mexico. And
we people up North here will consine a
ekal numbtr of our addle-brained rib snort
ers to the same Lkaii'y, and thar let 'em
lite it out among themselves. No conse
kents, uol the slightest which licks. Why
shouldn't ihe people who got up this fite
do the fitin ? Git these ornery critters out
o' the way, and the sensible of
the people
of the North and South
can fix the matter
up very easy. And
when 'lis fixed let
both secshuus mind their own bizness.
' Feller Biiterzai; I am m the Sheer and
Yalier leef. 1 shall peg out one of these
dase. Bui while I do stop heer I 6hall slay
iu the Union. 1 know not what the Super
visee of Baidinsvill may konklude to do,
but fur one 1 shall stand by the Stares and
Stripes. Under no sirkumstances what
sumever will I sesesh, and let the Palmet
ter flags flote thicker nor ohirls on Square
Baker's close line and still thar I'll stand, &
stick onto the good old flag of the stars and
snipes. The countey may go to the devil,
but 1 won't. And next Summer when I
start out on my campaue with ray show,
wherever I pilch my little tent you 6hall se
a floating proudly from the center pole thar
the Amerikan flag with tiary a stare wiped
out, nary a iripe lesser, but the same old
flag that has allers flotid thar, and the price
of admission will be the same it allers was
15 ceuls, one-eyed men ar.d wiuimiu aud
children half price.
Gf A good story is told ot a country gen- j
ileman, who, for the first time, heard an j
Episcopal clergyman preach. He had read j
much of the aristocracy of the church, and !
when he returned home he was asked if '.
the people were "stuck up." " Pshaw ! j
died he. "why th ejTmji - texjreigb
Views of 31r. Bell.
The Nashville Banner of the 10th inst.,
gives an authorized version of the remarks
made by Hon. John Bell at the meeting
held in Nashville on the 23d ult. We quote
the following from the speech as reported :
"Under the circumstances, what is the
first duty that patriotism and the safety and
honor of the State require at our hands?
To organize the militia as effectually and
promptly as may be, to collect arm, pro
vide all necessary munuions of war, anJ
be prepared for any emergency. The next
and not less important duty is to act with
such discretion as lo promote unanimity of
feeling and lo secure the hearty co-operation
of all our citizen, as tar a possible, in
breasting the storm which threatens to buret
over our heads. To meet the issue of such
a war successfully, we must be able to
wield the power of the whole State moral
and physical. No questions should be
raised, no unnecessary issues should be
presented, calculated to produce distraction
and divisions among the people at such a
crisis. There are thousands of worthy citi
zen? who are not prepared to vole for se
cession, nor to sanction a proposition lu
any form for a separation of the Slate from
the Union for any existing cause, who, nev
ertheless, if left undisturbed by any such
distracting question, would, with alacrity,
spring to their arms and fiht shoulder to
shoulder with their neighbors and country
men for the protection of the Southland its
institutions. Besides this, there are other
considerations making it highly expedient
to attempt any change in our political rela
tions at this lime. Amid the excitement of
war, actual or threatened, it was not a fit
time lor the consideration and establish.
ment of any new political relations. The
dignity, safety, and honor of the States were
deeply involved in all such questions, and
they should be deferred to a time of peace
and exemption from all such distractions
as torbid deliberation and reflection. Thera
are many perplexing'queslions to be well
considered before we adopt the oolicv of
separate State action, without reference lo
our tuture connections with other States.
The line whicli separate Tennessee from
the Slates of the Southern Confederacy, on
the one hand, and that which separates
us from our Northern neighbor,(Keutucky,)
connected with us by equal ties of sympa
thy, interest, and social intercourse, on the
other, must give rise to frequent feuds and
disturbances on the ono or Vhe other, as
circumstance may force us to separate trom
the State or States bordering upon one line
and not lrom those bordering upon the other.
But there is another oljectiou to precipi
tate action in changing our political rela
tions. Where is the necessity, the wisdom
or sound policy of such a course? It is
true we may be regarded as having placed
ourselves ia a slate of qiasi rebellion by the
repudiation of the President's call for troops;
but why should we, by an authoritive pub
lic act, place the State in a position of ac
tual rebellion, by declaring her out of the
Union, and thus defy the power of the Gov
ernment, in anticipation of such a war a
may never be forced upon us?"
A Protestiocs Question. "A large poni
of ice was near a school house where on
Miss C "taught the youug ides." To
warn the boys against the danger of amus
ing themselves upon the "frozen element,"
one day she related the tollowing story:
" 'Two young men who were very fond,
of skating, out on the river one moonlight
night. One of them placed sticks where he
thought there were air holes ; but the olhe'r,
in skating backward, passed the boundry,
the ice broke and he went under. Hi
body was found a longtime afterward by
some boys who were playing on the river
"'Here the excitement in the school
room became intense, and one boy, about
eight years of age, who,- with mouth wide
open, hair on end, and eyes dilated to their
utmost extent, had been literally "'swallow
ing' the narrative, started up, and anxiously
inquired, "Who got his skates?"
In the Paris conn of Correctional police,
recently, a lady, by no means youu, ad
vanced coquel'jshly to ihe witness stand to
give her testimony. "What is your name?"
"Virginie Loustatot " "What is your age?'
''Twenty-eight." (Exclamations of incre
dulity from the audieuce.) The lady's evi
dence being taken, she regained her place
still coquettiskly bridling, and the next
witness was introduced. This was a full
grown young man. 'Your name ?'' said
the Judge, "Isadore Loustatot" " Your
age ?" "Twenty-seven years.". "Are you
a relative of the lat witness " 1 am her
sou." "Ah, well I" murmured the magis
trate, "your mother must bave marrievi
very young."
VtT A Novel Advertismeut. A pew in
tha meeting house is ihui advertised for
sale in the Amherst Express: "A pew
the first parish in Amherst. Th6 man that
owns ihe pew owns the right of a pac
just as long as the pew is, from the bottom
of the meeting house to the top of roof, and
can go as much higher as he can get. If a
man will buy my pew and sit iu it on Sun
days, aud repent and be a good man, h
will go to Heaven if God lets him go. Lt
a man start from the place, let him go ilgh',
and he will go to Heaven at last, and my
pew is as good a place to start lrom a3 any
pew in the
- ' r, fWh ' s..