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Truth and Right God aud our Country.
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BLOOMS BURG. COLUMBIA GOUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27, L861.
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TEKMS: Two Dollars pnr annum if paid ' PaPei8 inai no wuo u.HpF.u,eu u. uuu SU1 m.pu, . . UJ.,
; within six moniha from the time of subscri-j any of the acts of the Administration in citizens a the few emphatic words pro
bing : two dollars and fifty cents if not paid j suppressing the rebellion, could be regard- j nounced by our brave and modest y jung
within the. year. No subscription taken for i ed as a sincere patriot. On the contrary, if; Commander-in: Chief on the occasion f the
,a less penoa man bu mourns, no aiscon-
liuuauvo uci lli lliuu until on aucaiaD aio
. ..i. . .w .: f ,t. i;. ,
lheleims tf advtrtjing mil le us follow : i of the arrest of citizens on telegraphic dia
One square, twelve lines, three times, 51 00 , patches, or of any other act of the Admin-
;E?ery subsequent insertion, 25 islrali()n or any Gf ilS) members, the 'disap
One square, three months 3 00 , .-,
One year, 8 CO ProTer wa8 pronounced a sympathizer with
- " traitors, and ill fact no belter than a street
1)0 ice Joe trn.
.The years creep s'owly by, Lorina;
The snow is on the grass agam,
M.m t . . 1 I t 1 -
ine sun is low cown tne sy wnnj, ,
The frost gleams where the flowers hare J
Bat the heart beats on as warmly now.
As when the summer days were nigh ;
Oh, the sun can never dip so low
Dowu affection's cloudier .-ky.
A hundred months have passed Lorina,
Since last I held that hand in mine ;
1 felt thy pulse beat fast Lorina,
But mine beat faster tar than thine.
A hundred months 'twas flowery May,
As op the hilly slope we ciimbed,
To watch the dying of the day,
Aud hear the distant church-bells chime.
'Wa loved each other then, Lorina,
More tha.i we ever dared to tell ;
And what we might have been Lorina,
Had but our loving prospered well!
But ah, 'tis gone the years have passed,
III not call up their shadowy form,
I'll say to them loud years, sleep on,
Sleep on, nor heed life's pelting storm,
The story of the past, Lorina,
Alas ! I care not to repeat ;
The hopes that could not last, Lorina,
They lived, but only lived to cheat.
1 would not cause e'en one regret,
To rankle in that bosom now ;
Tor, 'if we try, we may forget,"
-.- Were words cf thine long years ago.1
Yes, these were words of thine, Lorina!
They burn within ray memory yet ;
They touch a tender chord, Lorina,
That .thrills and trembles with regret.
Twas not thy woman's heart that spoke,
; That heart was ever true "to me ;
Adieu ! 'twas sterner press that broke
The tie that lined my mu! to thte.
It mattr little now, Lorina ;
The past is in the eternal pat.
Our heads will toon lie low, Lorina ;
Life's tide is ebbing out so fast.
There is a future. Oh, thank God !
Of life, this is so smad a part
'Tin dost to duM beneath the -od ;
But there, up there, 'tis hart to heart?
5etf :pnpc'f Payments.
Not a solitary subscriber owes as a dollar
on the contrary, we owe them four more
'Journals; bot we are urging a plea for our
exchanges, some of whom have stopped, '
n,h.ra 3r in lh .fpadlv .Ira-?, and man v 1
raore roust fall into the same condemnation, j
iome of them losing the product of the la- j
bor of a lifetime ; and all this because the
(hamea whom ihev have done so
i much to
mie and instruct and gratify, withhold I
.v... ,.i ,tti nr ti-rt nr ,Tff '
which they could certainly pay if they bad j
but the will, -chase, a burning shame, to
all Bach ! The order of payment is of great
practical importance. It b a tenfold econ
omy of happiness and health lo pay ten
debts averaging a dollar each, than to pay
oe of ten dollars; for ten persons are grat
ified, ten boles are stopped, ten chances of
being dunned are removed icstead of one ;
. , :.i ,.r nflrv incarceration But we suggest to onr j
one; for what is a greater annoyance, a !
grea-er jar on a sensitive mind, than to be
donned for a dollar wfrea there is uot a !
.u I... v r-i k..!
UBU1JY III IUB nuclei ; uu icci niton
cause yoQ are so poor, and meaner still
from the consciousness that your neighbor
has found out that you cannot pay a cou
temptible dollar, while if you know that he (
traIIv needs it. mortification and regret are i
A.1A m ih catalogue. The smallest debts
fhouldbepaid first, on the presumption
.w ,K. .m,iU, ih dht. the ooorer is vour
creditor, the lees hia ability to borrow, in j
case he is disappointed in getting what yon j
owe hiro, and the less can be afforded the j
time required in calling on you. HaW
Journal of Ueallh.
They have some brave orators out West
that fact their i no disputing, if w9 ad
jnil that the reporters translate them aright,
and of course they 'don't do any thing else,'
"a the follwing ipeciraen of lofty and burn
Sng eloquence will testify : Americans !
This is a great country wiJe vast and
in the south west unlimited. Our Repub
lic 5s yet d3Stined td re . annex all South
-America to tocenpy the Russian posses
sions and again to recover the possession of
hose British provinces, which the prowess
cf the old thirteen colonies won from the
French on the plains of Abraham! all light
fa'Iy ours to re occupy. Ours is a great and
growing country. Faneiul Hall was its
cradle! butwbar whar will be found limber
enough fee its coffin ! Scoop all the water
out of the Atlantic Ocean, and its bed would
not afford a grave sufficient for its corpse.
Aad'yet America has scarcely grown out
of Hie gristle of boyhood. Europe !whar
is Europe? She is no whar, nothing, a
circumstance, a cypher, mere obsolete idea.
We hare faster steamboats, swifter locomo
tives, larger creek, bigger plantations, bet
ter mills, privileges, ' broader lakes, higher
mountains, deeper cataracts,londer thunder,
forkeder lightning, braver men, handsom
er t-T'n,"asd more mcneyvthanElDgland .
Your Ox, or My Bull.
The fable writer, was wise. A few weeks
ago it was laid down as law, aays the 'Jour
nal of Commerce,' by some ardent news-
' ' . t. i .1 1 -.f 1
expressed a disapprobation of the j
. ...... t
susneosion of the writ of habeae corpus,' or
It was a very comfortable doctrine so long
as the Administration precisely agreed with
these ardent gentlemen in their views of
the war. It never occurred to them as a
p0f)S:bIe lhlng lhal the Government could
; .- , , r , . ,
Co anthing for the suppression of the rebel-
lien which 'all good citizens' would not
heartily approve and, in their ardor, it did
not appear possible that the Administration
could ever disagree with ihmn. They in
fact imagined that they carried the Gov
ernment in their own pockets, to bo used
about as they pleased.
But times have changed. The Adminis
tration has a mind of its own, and occa
sionally pursues a course which those very
gentlemen do no like. Here is an excel
lent opportunity for the application of their
standard of loyalty.' "If you don't stand by
the Administration, you are a traitor.' But
the Administration refuse to emancipate the
slaves, the Administration modify Fremont's
proclamation, the Administration occasion
ally order a slave io be returned to his mas
ter. These very editors, who three months
ago pronounced etery man a traitor who did
not back the Administration 'through thick
and thin,' cannot bring up their own patri
otism to the point and therefore at once re
fuse to snrport, claiming their right to dis
approve, and to abase the administration.
No rank pecessionist has used more violent
language, or struck more severe and cow
ardly blows at the character of the Presi
dent and his Cabinet, jhan the very men
who three months ago pronounced a disa
greement with those ofTicers rank treason.
The same remarks amlv to private indi
vidua! as to public newspaper. The
mot furious denouncers of the Presidents
to.rfav arn men whoafrwwrekisincepro- ;
nosed to hanf every one who disasreed
with them as to the
i -.mwn.lr, i
the war. An illustration of this occurred
on Change in New York a day or two
inee. One of those men, who damaged
the Administration by their professions of
adherence to it, an attache of one of the
sensational dalies which was equally noted
for his doctrine of treason, and himself a
former r.oisy declaimer acaWist every one
w ho would have ad vised ih e Administration
to vary its course, loudly declared. 'The
Adminirtration has soid out the Norh to
the Breckinridge secessionists of Kentucky,' J
adding with an oath, "and now I don t care
which whips.' The calm indignation of the ,
New l oik merchants who heard this lui
was Us fitting rebuke. But snch
a remark on a public exchange, Indicates
the arrogance of those men.
The question constantly arises, how shall
we treat them J
We receive numerous comxunications !
proposing that the Secretary of Scate should j
visit certain notorious enemies of the Presi-
dent on the slavery question, with gumma- j
correspondents, that they are wrong. We
have recently had, frcm Judge Nelson, a
"ry clear and intelligible definition of the
crime of trcisoii These men are not trai-
torn miHer that definition. 1 hev themselves
invented the name of traitor for those who j ad wounded soldier may not be desiituteof
differed, even in a moderate degree, from lill,a comforts to turn his thoughts tender
the administration-. But because they j towards dear ones at home ; to tfc e trust
taught falsehood, there is no reason why j soft-eyed maiden, who shrinks from r:l
i lbeir ooc
j of convicting and punishing them
Rr ,et lnera feel lhe los8 of confidence,
and the ridicule which their two faced prin
ciples necessarily bring on them. We do
not approve of the arret and imprisonment
of any mtri, in a . loyal S'e, without due
process of law. Because these gentlemen
have encouraged the Secretary of Stale in
adopting that course, we do not by any
means desire to have them suffer the wrong
they have approved
When any man. in a State where there is
no war, commits the crime of treason, let
him be indicted by the grand jury and con
victed and punished in the regular way.
When men show their enmity to the Union
by insidious attacks upon it, by expressing
greater attachment to the interest ot a class
than to the interests of the whole, or in any
other way, that is not indictable as a crime,
let them be punished by public contempt,
not by mobs or by any other illegal process.
But when men, Abolitionists or others,
sincerely desiring the preservation of the
Union, express in proper terras their disap
proval of the eoarse of the Administration,
and in the ordinary and decent ways of
gentlemen and citizens, seek to inculcate
their views of he proper course to be pur
sued, for the great end we all desire to at
tain, they khould bo treated as American
Ireemen, and their arguments met and re
fated or adopted. We decidedly disap
prove of every proposition to send Aboli
tionists to Fort Lafayette, "and every hint
toward the encouragemen; ol mobs.
An Irish siatidner, after advertising a va
riety of articles, gives the following nola
lena "To resular customers I sell wafers
The War CarUot be Lone."
There has probably been nothing said
since the commencement of this fratri :idal
i rebellion which has so encouraged the
,1 i-i i I t V nnLiin F nil r o I
presentation of a word to him by the citi
, . . llTL .
zens of Philadelphia. "The war cannot be
long, it may be desperate," was the signifi
cant language of Gen. McClelian. We
have noticed this particularly for the pur
pose of adding a few words of encourage
ment and counsel to the short, vigorous
bentences of our already beloved chieftaiu.
To those whose hearts havo been w rung
an,! whose eyes have teen blinded by bit
ter tears, shed in remembrance of iome
proud, manly form that recently gladJened
the fond gaze of maternal love ct towered
so proiectingly above the greceful figt re of
a sisier, beautiful iri her youth and inno
cence, now lying coid and hideous or the
blood Boaked soil of "Tho Old Dominion,"
these words will come as ba!tn to soon and
heal the bruised and bleeding heart bf the
hope they convey that soon men can turn
from the fierce and eager prosecution f the
war, to the more grateful tasls of couniing
up the nation 's heroes and recording their
names with those of tho glorious freemen
whose bones in '70 formed the foundation
of the perfect structure of which the airiot
boues of 'CI shall make the apex.
To men who havo seen their prince y for
tunes atnae-ed by fclow and arduoui toil,
sapped at their baae by a treason as irres
pective of persons in its results and na re
lentless as the grim aud shadowy mjssen
ger of death ; their "riches taking to them
selves wings," their hope of indepen Jence
for children as dear to them as their lues,
turned to the ashos of desolation end their
energy that spirit utterly broken br this
cruel blow, this message will come f anht
with new life, with promise of goldi n op
portunities to repair in the few yet rs left
them the shattered ruins of once ttately
possessions, and he also who in an ht mbler
sphere of life has lout the means of villain
ing himself and his patient loving wire and
children, who in .he though'Jessn jss of
childhood clamor for the bread whit h God
only knows when or where they will get,
win tilke curagi as the clear ring, as of
poi'.hed Heel, cf McClellan's cris? and
("eloquence sounds asam and again in
l r . u I
ear, &nu wiiii a ucvr lauu in uuj
ar d his
country will cucklo on his armor o aud
his part towards hastening on -the joyful
consummation, and consigning the loved
ones to the care of Him "without whose
knowledge not even a spairo falleth to the
ground," and trusting in the Government
as the inf-trument of "the orphan s God,"
will go forth to the tattle for de unless
The faint and weary hearted, to whom
the bitter lessons in experience of the last
six mon hs have been bnt irremedial le dis
asters and gloomy precursors of u timate
defeat, will gain unwonted slrer.g h and
corfidence from the bracing tonic of our
! n,. !Lni Ia'i'av onI i ill ana in niat rt m I rr
fa , . ,' .
tune me guide to a sure ana unqu iiuuea
success. To all of our people, of every
class and of every ego, from the ver erable
man whose head is crewnod with silver,
and whose eyes, though dim to the scenes
of the outer world, catch glimpses f that
fauer region where baleful ambition has no
borne ; to the boy whose patriotism is in
stinct, and who looks upon the war that is
searing and blasting our once fair ai d hap
py land, as a grand pageant of rodding
plumes and martial drums , from :ha deli
cate woman whose trembling fingjra ply
the needle at unusual honrs, that ti e sick
love ot country, senus torin rer arae it lover
to win his first laurels in the field ol Mars,
the assurance of Gen. McClelian ivill bo
most welcome, and we trust and believe
that all will make greater exenicr s than
ever to rotider the war "desperate" o those
on whose guilty soul rests the conlemna
tion of having brought this great ev l upon
us, for all will tee that, as is our earr estness
and determination, so will be the t.uration
of the struggle.
And while we accept the inspira.ing as
sertions of our commander, and are blessed
and strengthened by them, let as not be so
ungenerous as to refuse him all return ; but
let Ub reciprocate by giving him oui fullest
trust ; and, above all, by an uncomplaining
patience. Let us firmly believe hat he
thoroughly appreciates the magniiude of
the rebellion and his own strength and re-
sources; and then if a week passos or a
month, or even longer, without an rdvar.ee
of the army, let us believe that he his saved
us from the risk of defeat lo ensu e us a
victoiy the more complete and ovei whelm
ing from its careful preparation.- Boston
The following is a good story 1 bout a
clergyman who !osi bis horse one Saturday
evening. After hunting in company with a
boy until after midnight, he gave uf in des
pair. The next day, somewhat dej icted at
his loss, he went into the pulpit, ard took
for bis text the following passage from Job :
'0, that I knew where I might firt I him."
The boy, who had just come in, suppo
sing the horse was still the burden of his
thought cried oat : ;
"I know where he is
The Philadelphia North American, a prom
inent Republican paper, justifies Geu. Pat
terson, after the lollowing manner:
'The firmness of purpose which enableJ
Gen. Patterson to resist the popular press
ure which would have driven hirn with in
adequate means to attack an enemy of su
perior force will,since the massacre of Ball's
Bluff, be probably better appreciated. He
might have obtained the credit of being a
dashing commander by attacking a large
force io an entreuched position with his
three siege guns, but the loss of his army
would have been poorly compensated by
the notoriety which the gallantry of the ac
tion would have iv:i his name. Ha did
what he -is able, in saving our own Cum
berland valley froui invasion in freeing
Mary land from dangor in driving the ene
my from Harper's Ferry in whipping him
at Falling Waters in foicing Lun to retire
to the only position which he could, and
great negative virtue in not attempting
what he could not perform. Whatever tho
merit of hid action. may hive been, they
bhould not be underrated bv Pennsylvani
a's whose soil was proiected, and whose
soldiers, of les experience than any now in
the field, were not subjected to the useless
slaughter which has attended the oniy move
ment which has been made siuco ha reiin-
. 1 r 1 n
-iuished the command ol tie upper to.o- nowspaDer testimonyand if these theories
rciiC-" haJ beiu put iiuo practice our whole time
It gives us genuine pleasure to read this WouId have been ernployeJ, since the war
extract, and to ki;Orf that one Republican broke OQy a hanging one another for con
paper, at least in Pennsylvania, has honor mrucuve treason, ft ivuj treason at one
enough in its composition, to abandon its lime to suggost doub.s of the iufallibdity of
panizanship for a moment, in order to do a the administration, treason to otject to any
simple act of justice. We have taid that 0f its acts, ira-on to appeal io ttie consti-
Gen. Patterson has in his posses-ion, .toca- j tctioo and lhi iaws.and treason to belong to
ments that will vindicate him in the cyo of j the Democratic par y. Thn it was treason
the people. This is a plain truth. An 1 j io say that Washington was in dar.ger,trea
when we say this,we"speak from the card" j son to deny that it was in danger, nelson to
aud only siate "what we do know " After ay thf t the rebels would fight, and treason
being informed of the truth in this case, we j not to bcdievo that they would ru at the
have been more than ever impressed with j first fire. Our Generals weie suspected of
admiration for the Generalship of General treason because thoy delayed advancing up
PaltereCn.and utterly confounded at the per- ! on the entrenchments of the euerny, when
fidy and unfairness of those who have stood i iae rnotto of all loyal men was ''On to Rich-
6ilent'y by and teen him traduced from one ,
end of the land to the other, by a venal and
corrupt press.when they knew thM General
Patterson deserved the thanks of Pennsyl
vania for warding away from her the weeds
of sorrow, and of the uuti"vn,r preserviug
it and itt government from ruin ami anuihild
iion. This is strong language. But fellow
citizens wheu the time cotne, as it certain- 1 journai3 0f ai.suspecte J loyahy-that is sound
will, when these documents can be laid ly Republican whispered that the Prei
before the coun'ry without prejudice to the tient ouuht to be sunei-eded there wdu
country's interest, you will see that General
Patterson ii a martyr in his country's
We scarcely know how to speak of the
exal'.ed patriotism that will compel a citizen
to sit silently at his fireside, and read day
after day, th slander and contumely of a
deluded or corrupted people, know'yig ihat
the proof of his innocence is in his own
pocket; and not produce that proof. because
its publication might prejudice the cause of
the country ! Such devotion to his country
requires a degree of patriotism greater than
which would carry a man through bloody . lor. The Penr.sy Ivania election cams on
fields or over long and wearisome marches, j the Democrats carried the day-and the uea
Such patriotism deserves the admiration of '; son huntors found themselves iu the ugly
the world, and the plaudits of this paople. j and totally unanticipated position of being
The time will soon come, when the proof ! ollt voteti b-v U'e ,neu llie' haJ clleJ trai'
will Pe produced, and when it is, this na- j ,or9 nJ S-c-ssiomMa. tinea then e hear
tion should adorn itself in sombre hues or j oi"tt ,oul tha lrait0" in our mid"l-
array itself in sack cloth and ashes, for the "r ard Uni0,i-
wrong it has done to one of its most gifted
and patrio'ic sons. Th record will be a
sad one indeed. Its perusal will cause the
blood to surmount the temple of the Ameri
can while the foreign lip will curl with that
sneer which habit makes perfect. In thfl
meantime, we trust that those papers, in this
region, which have spent half their time
for two moiuhs gone, in defaming Gen. Pat
terson, will turn their attention to the; Path
finder" of Missouri. Aa yet they appear to I
know nothing of the merits of the latter cao. j
Do not longer exhibit your intolleranca and
political bigotry by abusing a citizen against
whom you can produce no title cf evidence.
Contempt or Cockt. The other day a
young lawyer of one ot the Western coun
ties, was employed to prosecute a man
indicted for iarceuy before a committing
court composed of three magistrates On
hearing the testimony, they refused to
commit the prisoners to jail. Our lawyer j
whose name is McKay, concluded to tike
revenge on the magistrates. Hd accord
ingly began the attack.
"I wish your Honors would fine rao five
dollars for contempt of Court," he said.
"Why, Mr. McKay "
"Because I feel a very decided contempt
for the Court."
"Your contempt for the Court is not more
decided than the Court's contempt for
you," was the re eponse of one of the mag
istrates. This Was a stinging retort, and Mac felt
it ; but another worshipful member of the
Court a dry, hard looking old blacksmith
put in a blow that finished the work and
completely demolished the young la-vyer :
"We might fine you." he said, "but we
don't know which one of us you'd want to
borrow the money from to pay it with."
The laugh was against Mac. He was
a notorious borrower when he could find
a lender. He has never jested with the
Court since that rebuke.
A poor fellow who pawned his watch
says that he raised money with a lever.
A promising young man mivjdqjrj:
The Latest Form cf Treason.
Treason against the government is a
crime defined aud punishable by the laws.
In thiscountry there is no such thin? as
constructive treason the overact is neces
sary to complete the offence. Mn are not
legally punishable for treason upon mere
suspicion. When Jeffries was Chief Jus
tice of England, women were subjected to I
the mockery of trial aud barbarously execu
ted for such constructive tre.ioon as giving a
morsel of food and a cup of water lo the
panting fugitives from the Sold wtier Mon
mouth's rebellion was crushed. Judicial
murders like these seem to have impressed
our ancestor with horror at the idea of puti- I
inhing constructive treason. Nothing short
of the acluil taking up of arm agVitisl tha 1
government was acknowidgeJ ;t conattiu- j
t;n the crime aud bo lare has hte the J
measure of our liberty, so srnud tha occa- ,
tiotis for dissatisfaction, and so great ;id
magnanimous our Government that o.TVnces
against its woil being iiave beeu rare as
to constitue a precedent in our history,
But the government is now asaiitjd by ,
a monster rebellion ao-i since its com- .
menceftieiu we havo the w ildest and rnott
absurd theories advanced on iUj subject cf
ft would not be a difficult matter to con-
vict every man in the North of treason upon j
mood!'' After they did advance, in com- ,
plianco with the arrogant demands of poiit-
ical Generals, and our army sus'ained a dis
astrous deieat.treason assumed a iew form.
The hurry to iuejt ine enemy furnished sv
idence of incapacity approaching disloyalty
homebody was guilty of ireasoa.au J ought
to bo hung by way cf example. Some
somethinj rotten at head quarters. As to
tho necessity of hanging the A-hole Demo
cratic party as accessories to the Southern
rebellion, that seemed to be almost rejui-
! site to self preservation. It was treason at
; all events to keep up thd Democratic organ
. ization and patriotic to mob Democratic
newspapers. Gauging and mobbing was to
do the work where fighting failed It was
treason for Toucey and Seymour to be qui
et in Connecticut, and treason for Mr. Bu
chanan to speak in Pennsylvanu. To be a
Democrat was to be a Secessionist and trai-
A citizen of St. Louis being brought be
fore a magistrate on a charge of drutikeu
ness, the following dialogue look place :
Judge "What is the charge againtd
this individual ?"
Policeman "Getting drunk ; completely ;
drunk, attempting to destroy private prop j
erty, and collecting a crowd around him.'' j
Mr. Erf-kme, rising painfuilyj "Tnat's
a mistake, a calumny beyond d-scription, ,
I was net drunk, I am not drunk, shall not j
and will not be drunk. 1 never driiik any
thing but waier ; ask Thompson. In order
to prove to you I have my t-er.ses perfectly,
I will proceed to sing the Stfr-Spanglod
Banner without missing a note. Gotapiati
The Judge "Poor lunatic V
Mr. Krskine ' Indeed, that's morj'n like
ly. Reading the newspapers h-is brought
me into this state. I liko to know the war
news. 1 read all despatches printed on the
subject. Thats the way I lost my reason.
The second edition ccniradicts the first ;
the third contradicts that asaiu, and so on.
You bel.eve you know and you don't know
anything. You learn all at once, thit what
happened yesterday didn't happen yester
day, but is going to happen to-morrow.
That's enougk to shatter the best organized
intellect. It produces the effect of mixing
your liqticr you go swallowing, without
knowing how much you take."
Judge "So you have been. mixing your
liquor then ?"
Mr Erskine "No ! I've mixed my do
ppatches. Oh ! Telegraph ! Telegraph !
you're my ruin !
Notwithstanding this ingenious system
of defence Mr. Erskine was sent to work off
his whiskey at the station house. On his
way theither he promised the police officer
not to read any more newspapers, and
above all, no more despatches from the seat
Our Indies muf be great heroines, if
1 ... mi ; ; 11 f.
A Contented Farmer. The East.
Once upon a time, Fredrick, King of Pru- At this date one year ago we were on the
sia, surnained Old Fritz,' took a ride and eve of a Presidential election. The State
espied an old farmer plouging his acre by elecdons had gone against the Democratic
the wayside, cheerfully singing his melody, party. No reasonable doubt existed of the
'You must be weilolT, old man,' said the . election of Lincoln. 1 he Republicans were
King ; 'does this acre belong to you, which in high spirits. The air resounded with ex
you so industriously labor V ' ultations at their anticpated victory. The
'No, sir,' teplied the farmer, who did not 1 streets of every city and village were ablaze
know that it was the King. 'I am not so with the torches of their Wide-Awake pro-
rich as that ; I plow for wages.'
'How much do you get a day V asked the
Eight groschan,' Pidd the farmer.
'This is not muck,' repiied the King ;
can yen gft along with tSis?'
'Gel along, and have something left.'
'How is this V
1 ho fttrir.nr smiled, and said :
'Weil, if I must tfll you, two em.chen
are for myself and wife ; with two I pay my
old .lebts ; two I lei: J ; and two I give for
the Lord's pake.'
'This is a mystery which I cannot reive,'
rpplied ihe King.
'Then I will solve it for you,' said the
tarmer. I have two old parents at home,
who kept me when 1 was wek and needed
help; I keep them ; this is my debt toward
which I pay two gro.-chen a day. The
third'pair of gro-cheii, which I lend away,
( spend for the children, that tney may re
ceive a Christian instruction; this will come
handy to me and my wife when we get old.
Whh the lat two grrchen I maintain two
sick sister whom I would no! be compel
led to keep : this I give for the Lord's sake.
The Kit.g, well pleased wi'.hihit answer,
sii.l : 'Hravelv sonkei, old man! Now 1
will ive you something to g'ies. Have
you ever seen m' before?'
'Never,' sa'.d the farmer.
'In le?s than five minutes you KrTall pco
ma fifty times, and carry in yoir pocket
fifty of my likenesses.
'Thi is a riddle which I cannot unravel,'
said the fanner.
Then I will Jo it far you,' replied the
Thrusting hi hand into hi pocket, and
counting him fifty new told pieces into ins
j hind, stamped with his royal likeness, fie
said to the astonished fanner, who knew
not what was coming: lhe coin is also
genuine, for it al-o comes from our Lord
God, and 1 am his pay-mas er.'
ftieb. Without )icncy.
Many a man i rich without money. Thou
sands of men with rioihiug in their pocket,
and thousand without even a pocket, are
rich. A man born with a g'od sound con
stitution, a good stomach, a good heart, good
limbj and a pretty eood heaipiece, is.
rich. Good bones are better thin gold,touh
muscles then silver, and nerve that flash
fire and carry energy to every furrc'ion, are
belter than houes atid lands.
It is better than a landed estate 'to have
the right kind of father and mother. Goo 1
breeds exist among men a- really as they
do among herds and horses. Education
may do much to check evil tendencies, or to
develi.pe 200J ones, but it is a great thing
to inherit the right proportion of faculties
to siart with.
That man is rich who ha a eod dipo-i-lion
who is ntnrllv kind patient, cheer
ful hopeful, and who has a flavor of wit and
fun in his compoe'rion. Th hardest thing
to get along with in tu Iif i a man's own
self A crons np'fisS dpondin& corrplain
ing Minw 3 timid, eare-bnrdend rr.m
thrtap hae al' bet-n deformnd on tha inside
Their feet may not limp but their thoughts
NrT Snc "Ho'v do yon like tp cUm
one V asked an old lady of her da'ishter
as hoy stept)0 ! ont into the street after a
"Clam nri2 !" fx?-ia:Td th? vonnj la
dv in aa'onibprit. "Why, what do you
refe- f 1 mtbfr? "'
"Why the rir-f one he stitiif "
"O'a ! yon nc?" Shells of the Ocean,
don't vn, mother ?'
"Well ys," paid the old lad v. "1 do
think'ihat was it : it rn omethinr aHnnt
clams, any way and yon know 1 do like
them so well. Didn't ion like it ?"'
Cappir.2 a Story. A Scotch paper speak"
1 of a fox having ben sen trying to paring
a steel trao by mparts of a stick that he
i carried in hi" month. We knew a fox one
! that too' a w!l ro' from th w!l and
j pushed a tnrky off the lower limb of a tree
with it, and put the pole back in its plae-a.
At leftt he cot the turkey, and the pole
was all right in the morning.
At a marriao in Leeds, after the ceremo
ny, the bride burst into tears of course.
Whereupon the bri .egroom, a stout six foot paid -'What do you put auarkey into yoat
fellow, following the example, blubbered pew fer ?" "Darkey ! lie's no darkey, he's
like a calf, and on being remonstrated with, a Haytiav" 4 Can't help that he's black as
roared out "Let me alone ! I feel as bad j the ace ol epadjs." "Why, sir, he's a cor
about it as she does, in course." j respondent of mine." "Can't help that I
1 I tell you he's black." "But he's worth a
If time is money, feme people have a ' million of JllarW." 4' Is he, though ? Intro
good deal more than they know what lo do juce ma ;
An old black hcrse, as lean as a washbord,
If you wish to keep your enemies from ! a,(d aj innocent of ;(e aj animation as a
knowing any harm of you, dpjit let your ; Boperannatetj hair trunk, was turaed on the
friends know any. commons, in Pittsburg to die. The other
, , j morning tbo boys captured the aniinel, and
ubuuuuu.., .7 - luitium,
can ; if you fail, grab him by the nap of the
'Don't you mean to marry, mj dear sir? "
cessions Democrats were depressed and
disheartened. Defcrt stared them in the
face as a party, and they 6a w with gloomy
forebodings the premonitions of danser to
the Union. What was the language of both
parties at this lime, and how does it look iu
the li!it of experience and existing facts.
The Republicans promised unexampled
prosperity as tf.e result of their eucss.
They treated the idea of danger to the Uniot
with disgusting levity. Men who'.venturel
to raise a warning voice agiinst the penis
of the luUre were treated with unsparing
ridicule. Th-y were illL-oding prophets
professional 4 Union savers" doujih-laced
politicians Southern lick spittles, cringin;
at the laish of tne Southern task master
The election of Lincoln would quiet all this
party clamor, raised for tha purpose ot
frightening freemen into oompliince with
the demands of Southern arrogance. They
Id subi-ide like whipped spaniels after
the election of the Republican candidates.
Then would commence the bright chapter
in American history. A protective tariff"
would develojie the Ion dormant resource-J
ol the North g've employment to the la
borer and prosperity to every branch ef
m-itiuf.icuire. Tne b.ightiug curse of sla
very would be forever excluded from the
territories, an 1 the soil partitioned out among
hardy northern emigrants. There would
be v.-ork for tile'. laborer, land for the land
less prosperity for the manufacturer, unal
loyed happiness for the people, and tba
beginning of the golden age for the Ameri
can Republic Such were the predictions
and promises confidently uttereJ by every
Republican orator end every Republican
press in the land.
Where are now all these promised bless
ings? We have a protective tkriff,but what
good does it do us ? We have a homestead
law, but what advantage is itto'the laod'-et.
We have a Govern ire-it. but what headway
has it made in subdueing this rebellion
which was to be crushed as a strong man
cm-he? an egg shell in his hand?
One year ao the Democratic party antci
pated ifaiuer to the Union and besouahtthe
people not to elevate to power the represen
tatives of a party inoft obnoxious to tfie
lariest section, territorially, ol the country.
Whether lastly or unju-tiy, they could not
shut their eyes to the fact that in fifteeu
states of the Union the Republican patty
was so o lious lo the people that Mr. Lin
coln could not reoeive votes enough worth
conuiiuz. They believed it to be a danger
ous experiment in popular government to
choose its rulers in the face of the earnest
and defiant protests of the people of one
half of the States. They contended that
; concession and compromise wai not only a
just policy, but a necessary policy for the
j prosperous government of a nation so diver-
sitied 11 its interests and institutes as its
1 own. They argued for peace and harmony.
They plead earnestly for the Union and
the continnance of that fraternity which is
the true bond of Union. But their counseU
and warnings were unheeded. The people
"believed t hat there wa no real ground of
alarm and soo'hed into security by the
! promise of party leaders committed the
i fatal blunder of trusting a sectionl!party.
MrT hrlp UsfLK Sam First. A farmer
in Wis-consin had a eon who joined the
Eith regiment of that state without his
father's consent. Several letters were writ
ten ty tr.e hither to the son whi'e the regi
men! ware in quarters at Camp Randall, for
the purpose of persuading him to return.
At last he wrote him that he must come ;
that he had a l.are amo-int of threshing to
do ; that he could r. ot afford to hire help, if
it were 10 be had, which was hardly possi
ble owing to the number of enlistments.and
that li-:i m't-t return home and help him.
even if enlisted again afterward. The young
man :ep!ied :
"Dear Father: I can't so hone at pres
en'.. I should be very glad to help you but
Uncle Sam has got a mighty sight bigger
job of tt re-hing en hand than you have,
aud I Tr:i bound to see him out cf tho woods
The following .viecd.ite wa c-ico rla!e i
by Wendell Philips : A dark colored man
once went to Portland Me , and attended
church. He wort intp a good rewi when
the next neighbor to the oan who owned it
' after astonishing him with a pnek of oats.
paiaded him through the streets with si
large placard cuspeitdcd from, his convnient
rom, and labeled as follows : "The taM of
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