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THE TOLCXTEER'S BCEI1L.
BT PARK BCNJAMIX.
"Tieve; one brightly beaming'star
8hines from the eastern heaven afar,
To light the footsteps of the brave.
Slow marching to a comrade's grave.
The northern jWinds have sunk to sleep ;
The sweet South breathes, as low and deep,
The martial clang is heard, the tread
Of those who bear the silent dead.
And whose the form, all stark and cold,
Thus ready for the loosened mould.
And stre'ched opon so rude a bier?
Thine, soldier, thine! the Volunteer.
Poor Volnnteer !-the shot, the blow,
Of swift disease hath laid him low ;
And few his early loss deplore
His battle fought, his journey o'er. ,
Alas! no fond wife's arms caressed,
His cheek no tender mother pressed,
No piiyi"g foqI was by his side, -As
lonely in his tent he died.
He died the Volunteer at noon ;
At evening came the small platoon
That soon will leave him to his rest,
With sods upon his manly breast.
Hark to their fire ! Lis only knell
More solemn than the passing bell ;
For, ah ! it tell a spirit flown,
Unbhriven, to the dark unknown. .
His deeds and fate shall fade away.
Forgotten since bis dying day,
And never on the rollol Fame
Shall be inscribed his humble tame.
Ala! like him how many more
Lie cold upon Potomac's shore !
How many preen unnoted graves
Are bordered by those placid waves !
Sleep, soldier, sleep ! fmm sorrow free,
And sin and tt ite 'Tis well with thee,
Tis well; thongh net a single ear
Laments the buried Volunteer !
Car Defence Agticst England A Requisite
Very few friendships will bear the test of
self-interest. If this is true of individuals,
it applies in a far greater degree to nations.
Corporations have no souls, and nations
have ro conscience. -We, in America,have
flattered ourselves that a strong and endu
ring friendship has been growing up and
gradually cementing between the United
States and Great Britain. On our pari, and
undoubtedly with the great mass of the
English people, this has been unaffected
nd sincere. Bo! with British statesmen a
deeper policy has been at work. Every
member of the britih House of Peers, and
a majority oi the Commons, have heredita
rj estates and grow up the beira of the
kingdom, in its legislative and judicial offi
ces, and to which their sons succeed. They
each and all, have an enduring interest, not
only in the laud and property of tbe coun
try, bat in its military, naval, colonial and
commercial supremacy. With tfcem it is
not sufficient that Great Britain should be
pimply a prosperous nation. Their com
merce, their naval force, their colonial ter
litory, and their national power most be
superior to any ether country on the globe.
Playing second fiddle to any thing or any
body is what John Bull never imagines he
ran do. The Danish poet Ochenschlaeger,
bits ofl the national character to a nicety, in
a vein of pungent ridicule that is inimitable.
The passage occur in a play entitled Lud
lam's Hale," which was published in 1815,
when the English attack on Copenhagen,
and the seizure of the Danish fleet, in time
of peace lettceen the two countries, was fresh
in the minds of the people.
"Let old national hatred go to. the devil.
Yon do the Englishmen wrong. Is he
proud?. Egotistical ! Nonsense! Just hu
mor him a little, and you will see how good
natured be is. Give him liberty on the seas
to seize upon whatever he likes. Give him
Ntotland and Ireland give him tbe West
India Islands give him Asia and America
give him Africa andlhe Pacific Islands
-give him ail the little fragments that lie
round about Europe Sicily and Zealand,
Sardinia and Fnnen, Malta and Anholt,
whatever they are called d a it, he de
tires nothing more."
That's the programme. Only let John
Bull's nation rale everything and everybody
and give bim full possession of all tbe lands
countries, islands, and sea-coasts on the
face of the globe that be may covet, and he
desires nothing more. Stop we mistake.
If any nation grows and becomes populous
and powerful by the purely natural course
of events, without any aggression on the
lights of others, that nation must be torn to
pieces by diplomatic intrigue, or pitched
into and devastated by a bloody war ; sim
ply, because it promises to be as strong as
Great Britain. The sooner we get our eyes
open to the trus nature and policy of Her
Eritanic Maja sty's Government, the safer
will be osr posifon. Englaud can afford to
goto tvar with the greatest nation on the
face of the earth, but she cannot afford to
1st tbe United States become her equal,
either ia a navy, or a commercial raarioe.
The first, however, is past praying for. We
have a larger commercial tonnage, and a
KiJer and mora varied commerce than the
toasted Mistress of the Seas.
In her eyes our unpardonable sin is that
we have a territory larger than China, equal
to all Russia, and a hundred times as great
as the island region bounded by the chalky
cliffs. Oar population is also equal. Our
climate, soil, and productions, are at least
as varied as those of Great Britain, inclu
ding her forty two colonies in every part of
the Globe. And our population and our
territory are homegeneous, united, and
have the same historic associations Of
course an exception to our unity is the
present rebellion. Tbe band that unites
Great Britain to her colonies is extremely
slight and fragile. The people of her
"three kingdoms" at home are alien in
blood, alien in religion, and without any
bond or iducemenf to unity,except self pres
ervation or iear of national bayonets.
Within two hundred years England, Ireland
and Scotland, have all been, devaated by
domestic wars set on foot solely to consoli
date and extend the power of England.
During thst time two wars and two formi
dable rebellions have raged in Ireland,
while a British Prince of the Scottish branch
of Britain's royal tree, and one entitled to
the throne, actually marched with a few re
giments to within thirty miles of London,
frighteptng the English out of their wits,
and seriously threatening Hanoverian George
in his possession of the crown.
English Statesman are not fools. They
look at these facts, and ask themselves how
long it will be at our past rate of progress,
belore we shall overshaddow and eclipse
them. : They are afraid of the loyalty of
Ireland But America must be broken up at
all hazards. If this country can be severed
in twain now, Great Britain will get another
lease of power, and a little time to hold her
supremacy of the seas, before her 6tar cuf
minates, and then sinks to rise no more.
We have three arms of defence, and
means of foiling her atrocious designs.
We must enter into the most Iriendly dip
lomatic and commercial relations with
France, and we must cultivate the friend
ship, aad bind closer the ties between this
country and Ireland. Besides all this we
must add vastly to our naval power. In
the event of a war with England of what
particular service would our 600,000, or a
million of armed men be, if our ports were
blockaded, our seacoast cities burned up,
and all egress and ingress slopped for our
naval vessels, our merchant ships, and our
privateers? Tbe commercial exigencies of
a people are only fully appreciated by com
mercial men. Some five years ago Gen.
Hiram Walbridge, of New York, in a speech
at a political meeting in the great commer
cial metropolis urged upon the country the
necessity of organizing a militia navy an
arm of defence that could be engaged in
commerce in time of peace, but in the
event of a war, to be at once put cm a naval
footing, just as we now do our militia, when
soldiers are wanted. The London Times
seized the idea, wrote editorials on tha sub
ject and in less than eighteen months from
that time the British Government had en
grafted Gen. Walbridge's plan upon their
naval service, and organized a sea militia.
Tbe men enlisted have $30 a year, are per
mitted to go on any voyages not to last over
six months, to report to the Navy Depart
ment twice a year, draw their pay, and be
ready for active duty on full pay whenever
called upon. The ideas of our far seeing
statesmen travel abroad, they are utilized,
and are turned as arms against us, and yet
we move on in the same old channels.
Were General Walbridge put at tbe head of
t our Navy Department, and such improve
ments made as he suggested in 1856, in
stead of four hundred vessels in commis
sion we should in six months have a thou
sand. Great Britain is never going to fear
our immense army. In onlj one sphere is
she - vulnerable. On that element alone
which she Las so long boasted as her own
can we meet ber, and damage her power.
And this we can not do so long as our nary
has not vessels sufficient for our present
purposes, rsothing but the direct tear ol
France or of a revolt in Ireland will prevent
ber getting into a war with us on some pre
tence within the next six months. Our na
val operations should be carried on with
greater vigor, and some one who is able to
impart new life and vigor to this branch of
our Government should be placed at the
helm. The unity of our country, if not our
existence a6 a nation, hangs on the events
of the next six or eight months. The pro
gramme of the last half year can not be
played over with like results with impunity.
A formidable naval power is our only de
fence against England. Patriot and Union.
Eefore the days of chloroform there was a
qnack who advertised tooth-drawing with
out pain. Tbe patient was placed in a chair
and the instrument applied to bis tooth
with a wrench, followed by a roar from the
unpleasantly surprised sufferer. 'Stop,'1
Cried the dentist, " compose yourself. I
told you I would give yon do pain, but I
only just gave you that twinge as a speci
men, to show you Cartwrighl's method of
operating !" Again the Instrument was ap
plied, another tog, aaother roar. ' Now be
patient, that is Dumerge's way ; be seated
and calm, you will now be senrible of the
superiority of my method." Another ap
plication, another tug, another roar. "Now
pray be quiet,, that is Parkinson's mode,
and you don't like it, arid no wonder." By
this time the tooth hung by a thread, and
whipping it out, the operator excitingly ex
claimed ''that is my mode of tooth draw
ing without pain, and yon are now enabled
to compare it with the operations of Cart
wright, Dumergs'and Parkinson."
A Tme Story Of the BeTOlntion. j : "Your wife ! exclaimed the soldier, with
Just at the cloae of the Revolutionary war ' tne ver-r concentration ol contempt express
there was seen in one of the small towns of ed 5n his voice? and pointing to him with
central Massachusetts, a ragged, forlorn an indignant finger.
looking soldier coming up the dusty street. "Who are you ?" asked Tompkins with
He looked about on the cornfields tasseling an air of effrontery.
for the harvest, on the rich, bright patches "1 a Harry Jones, since you ask," repli
of wheat, ready for the sickle, and on the ed ne soldier, "the owner of this house and
green potato fields with curious eyes so land, which you shall leave this very
at least thought Mr. Towne, who was ho"" As for Molly," turning to the wom
walking leisurely behind him, going from ! an now sobbing hysterically, " she shall
the reaping to his supper The latter was
a stout farmer dressed in home made brown
linen ttowsers, without suspenders vest or
coat. ' The ragged soldier stopped under the
the shade of a great sugar maple, and Mr.
Towne overtaking him stopped also.
' Home from the war?" he asked.
" Just out of the British clutches," replied
the man; " I've been a prisoner for years."
He rejoined suddenly, "can you tell me
who lives in the next house? Is it yours?"
" No," replied Mr. Towne. " Tompkins
lives there. That house and farm used to
belong to a comrade of yours, as 1 suppose
his name was Jonea, but he was shot at
Bunker Hill, and his widow married again.'
The soldier leaned against a tree.
" What kind of a man is he? Would tbej
be likely to let a poor soldier have some
thing to eat?"
" If Tompkins is out, you'd be treated
firstrate there. Mrs. Tompkins is a nic
woman, but he is ihe snarliest cur that eve:
gnawed a bone. Ha is a terrible surlj
neighbor, and he leads her a dog's life. Sh
missed it marrying the iellow; but you ser
she had a hard time of it with the farm af
ter Jones went off soldiering, and whet
my Eon came back and said he was dead'
he saw him bleeding to death on the bat'ln
field she broke down, and this Tomkint
came along and got into work for her, anil
he laid himself out to do first rate. He some
how got on the blind side of all of us an 1
when he offered himself to her, I advise 1
her to have him, and I'm sorry I did it.--You
had better come with me. I always
have a bite for any poor fellow that's fonglt
for his country."
Thank you kindly,' returned the soldie,
'but Mrs. Tompkins is a distant a sort f
old acquaintance. The fact is, I used to
know her first husband and 1 guess I will
Mr. Towne watched him as he went tp
to the door and knocked, and saw that le
was admitted by Mrs. Tompkins.
' Some old sweetheart of her's, may b ,'
said Mr. Towne nodding to himself. F e
come too late, poor . woman, she baa a ha 'd
row to hoe now.' Then Mr. Towne we it
home to his supper, and we will go in wi.h
Could you give a poor soldier a rnoun-
fultoeat?' he asked of the pale nervoas
woman who opened tbe door.
'My husband does not allow me to gire
anything to travellers,' she said, 'but I i.l-
ways teei lor tne soldiers coming Dacit, a id
I'll give yon some supper if you wont be
long eating it,' ana sne wiped ner eyes w in ;
her white and blue checked apron, and let j
with alacrity about providing refreshmet ts
for tbe poor man who bad thrown him elf
into the nearest chair and with his head
leaning on his breast, seemed too tired to
remove his hat from bis face. j
'I am glad to have yon eat, and 1 would'nt I
hurry you for anything,' she said in a fright-
ened way, 'but you will eat quick, w nt i
you? for I expect every minute he will be i
The man drew his chair to the taltle,
keeping his hat on bis head as though he
belonged to the Society of Friends ; but
that could not be, for the Friends do not go
to the wars. He ate heartily of the brsad
and butter and cold meat, and how long he
was about it!
Mrs. Tompkins fidgelted. "Dear rr e," ye'wd jist give us a bowl ot bread and mil
she said to herself, 'if he only knew, he tew sorter top off with, I d be much ob
wouldn't be so cruel as to let Tompl ins ' leeged tew ye."
I come in and catch him here' She went So out goes tbe landlord and waiter for
i and looked from the window uneasily, but - the bowl, milk and bread, and set them be
! the soldier gave no token of his meal c m- fore the Yankee,
i ing to an end. 'Now he is pouring vin gar ' "Spoon: tew ef you please !"
on the cold cabbage and potatoes, I can't a&k
i him to take those in his hand. Oh, ilear
how slow he is, hasn't the man any
teeth.' At last she said mildly, '1 am ' ery ;
sorry to hurry you, sir, but couldn't you let
me spread some bread and butter, and cut
you some slices of meat to take away 'villi :
'you? My husband will use abusive Ian-;
gnage to you if he finds you here." . j
Before the soldier could . reply, footsteps,
were heard oo the doorstone at the liack i
door and a man enured. He stopped i hort
and looked at the soldier as a savasre do?
might look. Then he brok.e out in a tone
between a growl and a roar :
'Hey dey, Molly, a pretty piece of )usi
ness, what have 1 told you time and a,;ain,
madam? You'll find you had better mind
your master. And you, you lazy, the ving
vagabond, let me see you clear out ol my
houve and off of my land a good deal q tick
than you came on my premises !'
. 'Your house ! and your land ! excla med
tbe soldier, start iig suddenly np, erect and
tall and dashing of his bit with a qiick,
firey gesture. His eyes flashed like Jighl-
ning, and his lips quivered with indignition
as he confronted the astonished Tompkins,
Tbe latter was evidently afraid of him, l and
his wife had given a sudden nervous shriek
when the soldier first started to hii feel and
flung off his hat,' and had sunk trera bling
and half fainting in the chair for she recog
nized him. ' .
' Yba hain't any business to iuterfeie be
tween me and my wife," feaid Tompkins
sulkily, cowed by the attitude of tha soN
choose between ns "
"O Harry," sobbed she, while Tompkins
stood dumb with astonishment, " take me,
With one step he was at her side, hold
ing her in his arms. 'What did you mean
treating this poor child eo? Did you think
because she had no earthly protector thai
there was not a God in Heaven to take her
part against ton ?"
No man who is eo cruel to a woman is
never truly brave, and Tompkins slunk
away like a beaten spaniel.
The next day had not passed away be
fore everyjody in town knew that Harry
Jones had come home- alive and well to
rescue his much enduring, patient wife
from a worse constraint than that of a Brit
ish prison, but what they all said, and what
Molly felt, I must leave you to imagine, for t
here the legend stoos.
A Yankee Trick.
Some years ago, before railroad? were
invented, a cute Massachusetts Yankee was
one Jay travelling in a stage in the State of
Connecticut. The passengers stopped for j
breakfast at a place where the landlord was 1
noted for his parsimony ; and it was strong
ly suspected that he paid tho driver to j hnr-
rv off the 6tE2e before the Dassenien could
eat half a meal, in order to save his victuals, j
The Yankee heard this talk, and he sat I
down to breakfast with the determination I
to eat his mo.iey's worth whether the stage j
left him or n ot. While, therefore, the rest
of the passengers were bolting jtheir victu
als at the greatest possible haste, the Mas
sachusetts man took his time. The passen
gers had scarcely finished a cup cf coffee,and
ate but a few moulhfuls, when thty heard
the sound of the horn, and the driver ex-
claim' "Stage ready !" Up rise the grum ! as-ertained that a gen'.lemati and a box had abiect apology, and for a while was as 'um
beling passengers, pay their fifty cents, 1 taken lodgings with an old lady in Row, Me' as if its conductor was the lineal de-
and take their seats. '
"All aboard, gents ?" inquires the host
"One missing," say they.
Proceeding to the dining room, the host
finds our Yankee friend very coolly helping
himself to an immence piece of steak, the
size of a horse's lip.
"You'll be left, sir ! Stage is going to
"Waal, 1 hain't got nothin' tew say agin
"Can't wait, sir : better take your seat."
"I'll be guil darned ef I dew, nulher, till
I've go my breakfuss ! I've got tew pay
t half a donar an j yme g0;nij lo gel the val-
j lee j and ef yew caiKa!ate I an't, yew
So the stage did start, and left the hungry
New Eualander, who continued his attack
of the edibles. Biscuits, coffee, steaks,
etc., disappeated rapidly before the eyes
of the astonished landlord.
' Say. sauire. them iheir cakes is '6ouZ
j ea fe,ch .n" g' n 'em You
(to the waiter,) 'nuther cup uv that air cof
fee. Pass them eggs. Raise yew re own
pork, squire ? this is amazin' nice ham.
Land 'bout yeare tolerable cheap, squire,
I callate ? Dyn't lay yewre own flggs, dew
je?" and thus the Yankee kept quizzing
the landlord, until he had made a hearty
"Say, squire, now I'm 'bout tew conclude
! payin' my dewonrs to this ere table, but if
But no spoon could be found. Landlord
was sure he had plenty of silver ones lying
on the table when the stage stopped.
"Say ! dew yew think them passengers is
going to pay ypw for a breakfuss and not
git no compensation ?"
"Ah ! what! do you think any of the pas
sengers took them ?"
"Dew I think ? No, don't think, but I'm
sartin. If they air all as green as you, about
, here, I'm goin' tew locate immediately and
! tew wonst.
The landlord rushes out to the stable,
and starts a man off after the stage, which
Jjad gone about three miles. The man
overtakes the stage, and says something to
the driver in a low tone. He immediately
turns back and on arriving at the hotel,
our Yankee comes out to take his seat and
"Heow air yew ! gents 1 I'm glad tew
see yew back."
''Can you point out the roan "you think
has the spoons ?" asked ihe landlord.
"Pint him out ? Sartainly, I ken. Say,
j squire ! I paid yD four niaepence for a
i breakfuss, and I callate I got 'he valiee on't.
You'll fined them spoons in the coffee
pot !" 1 Which was found to be the case.
W K wish me wniDisgui ouui auiuur-
ize Greeley to enlist a coloied regiment,
... ' .t n . M . i
then appoint him Colonel, an, see what he
could do. It is doubtful whether the sol-
j: IJ . f
u,c- u.u luu.w., ..u ...
der or the commander from the soldiers
A Bobbery and a Romance.
The London Weekly Times gives an ac
count of a robbery in the London suburbs,
and some curious romantic incidents attend
ing it as follows :
On Thursday evening, November 14th,
the family of a Mr. Barker, residing in Bess
borough Gardens, Pimlica, went to the
opera, leaving their house in charge of
Mary Newell a servent girl 25 years old.
On reluming home at half-past nine, Mr.
Barker was surprised to receive no answer
to his knock ; and on effecting a forcible
entrance, he discovered traces everywhere
that a robbery if not a murder had been
committed A large amount of provisions
was lying about in the utmost confusion;
plate to the value of 100 was packed
away ready for removal ; a hole was cut in
the back door large enough to admit a man,
and the poker was found on the floor smea
red with blood, and with clotted masses
of human hair which appeared to be that
of a female. On further search, a quanti
ty of miscellaneous property, including
some valuable jewelry, and a few pounds
in money was missing But no trace of
the domestic could be found Police detec-
I lives were immediately sent for, and on
I examination of the premises, circumstances j
can.e to light which tended to cast suspicion
on the servant, which was confirmed on
discovering that the Moody poker was an
artifice, and that the hair had been glued on.
They next ascertained that the cab, con
taining a gentleman with a good sized box,
had left the house that evening for the East-
orn Counties railway station, and at the
station tat he had taken a ticket and pro
ceeded for Brentwood. The officers fol
lowed on to Brentwood next day, nothing
doabtin-that the eontleman and the tood
sized bo were the servent in disguise and
tha stolen property At Brentwood, they
learned that a eentleman and a box bad
passed the night at the White Hart, but had
left that morning by the down train. De
tective Sheen followed, the other dective
returning to London He traced the gentle
man and bo until it reached Yarmouth, and
there he procured the asistanTe of Sergeant
' Berry, and both spenlihe whole of theday in
i fruitless inquires. Next day, however thev
136. and on proceeding there was told thata
young gentleman answering the description
siven. with a tox, uad uvea witn ner since
Friday, but he was then out taking a walk
on the Marine parade with a young lady.
On the officer insinuating that the young
gentleman might possibly be one of herown ,
sex, the old lady indignantly scouted the
idea, and was sure oy ire way ue oenaveu
that he was a real gentleman. They said
they would wait his return, and at five o'-
i i j
clock, in walked the lodger, shawled to the
chin against the effects ol the storm he had
to encounter on ihe way, vigorously puffing
a cigar, and goi up in the last stile, with
extensive peatops, and e veiytlting en suite,
He found him.e!f immediately in custody
ol the police and charged with robbery, and
being one Mary Newell, she admitted the Potomac were dissatisfied with his pro
offence with no little sangfroid Her box ceedings. This is known to be untrue by
was next examined, and the missing prop- every one who has intercourse with the Of
erty tound in it. She was taken to the po- ficen and men on the Potomac. It inti
lice station and next morning Sheen took mates that there is an ant agonisra between
his prize to London still in her male attire, the Secretary of War and Gen. McCIellan,
as, not anticipating so early a necessity for and that ihe Secretary is inclined to over
a change ol apparel, she had left her female rule the General. The irnth is, these two
attire behind her. It appears that while io important officers are, as they should be,
Yarmouth she acted out her assumed part acting in complete co operation and har
with a spirit that would have done credit moriy. It says that the army of the Polo-
to the original. She treated the landlady
j Qn both ni,hts to the tfieatrej and ejp re!tf;ej
herself much disappointed that she had not
come down in the Bummer, when the town
was gayer and livelier. She attended St.
Peter't church on Sunday, but she pretend
ed no special piety, as she effected a good
deal ot flirtation with lite giris about, and
gave her land a ly the idea of being quite a
Lothario. Among the articles tound on her
was a small faucy tobacco pipe. She told draw s around him scores of plundering ad-
the police she had been disturbed in the venturers, and who has never yet in his
robbery or she would have carried off the whole career settled an account with the
plate. She is atout twenty-five yers of ag. Government without at quarrel, or. in a mil-
and her make up a a male character was itary point of view, been in the right place
pronounced io be excellent. at the right time.
It seems that Mary procured her male The Bull Run disaster, which was tbe
clothing Irom Mr. Barker's wardrobe, and work of these same mischief makers, has
from that ota young g it!eruu who was already ereatly prolonged the war, sacrific
es guest at the tune. Neariv the whole of ed thousands of previous lives, and cost the
i the fctoien property was recovered
The ''On to Richmond' Orator.
The Hon. John A. Gurley, repulicac rep
resentative from the Second district ot Ohio
who made such a flaming 'On to Richmond'
speech in the House of Representatives on
Wednesday, was an onward' man before
the battle ot Bull Run and is the same indi
vidual who raa twenty seven miles, without
hat coat or boots from that battle rieid, and
beat his own horse and gig into Washington
by nearly an hour. The facts in re aiion to
thi astonishing feat ot pedeo'rianism, as
represeu eil at the time, were, that Mr Gur
ley. anxious to witness the Mo at root oi the
rtels took his own conveyance and fol
lowed Gen. McDowell's army on its '.march
to Richmond.' When the battle commence!
at Stone Bridge he late ied his hore to a
tree, and secured a sale and commanding
position in order to wit.iesttie fiahi. The
restiit was disastrous to oor brave iroop. j
and it finally became necessary tor specta- 1
tors as well as soldier, to look out lor them
selves, and, prompted by the first law ol na
lure Mr Gurley sought his carriage, but
grealIy ,Q Lis ai,!on jhment, 1
j some person, who no doubt,
he found that
person, who no uouDt, was equally
anxious for bis own satety, had appropriated
! t No lime to be -lost, and Mr Gurley
luiiinruiaieiv uucfieu mim-cu ui uai,
I : - . i j: . .1 v : If t u . .
and bootsand lruck (or Washington, where
1 je arriveii fiity-fire minutes in advance of
bis own gig.- N. Y. Herald..
I'ADER TEE HOLLY BOCGII.
Ye who have scorned each other,
Or injured friend or brother,
In the past faded year.
Ye who, by word or deed,
Have made a kind heart bleed,
Come gather here
Let sinned azainst, and sinning,
Forget their suite's beginning,
And join in friendship now;
Be links no longer broken,
Be sweet forgiveness spoken,
Under the holly bough.
Ye who have loved each other,
Sis'er and friend and brother,
In the past faded year.
Mother and sire and child,
Young man and maiden mild,
Come gather here;
And let your hearts grow fonder,
As memory shall ponder
Each past unbroken vow,
Old love and younger wooing
Are sweet in the renewing
Yewho have nourished sadness,
Ectrariged from hope and gladness,
In this past faded year ;
Ye wiih o'burdened mind
Made aliens from your'kind,
Come gather here.
Lt not the use'ess sorrow
Pursue you night and morrow
If e'er yon hoped, hope now
Take heart ; uncloud your facea
And join in our embraces
Under the holly bough.
Tbe Conspiracy Against McCIellan.
Evidences of a conspiracy among the
'On to Richmond' tribe ol New York edi
tors and marplot Congressmen, like Gurley,
and alt their creatures and echoes, are be
coming more and more abundant every day.
ot particulars, consult any recent numoer
of the Tribone, or the Evening Post. The
firs', named of these journals, which is more
responsible than all other influences in the
Union for the mcst terrible reverse suffered
by our arm a reverse that gave the only
living pretext to our enemies abroad for
their vociferous clamors against our cause
is now emp!o3'ing the entire arsenal of
its peculiar weapon against McCIellan.
Alter committing that great crime if esca
ped the popular indignation by a mere and
"-eriaani t,r ,wenty generations oi urian
Heeps. It is now bravely over that, and is
f'wi " " ""
will piace the country in peril of a calami'
ty scarcely lees disastrous than the result of
its hounding of our raw troops 'on to Rich
mond.' In this vile work the Tribune i faithf nllv
n,l,l K.. V. I .l...
eeuuuuou "o cuuig iusi, auu m
latter journal gives, him to its part of tbe
conspiracy by the employment of a mean-
ness and a malignity out of all character
with its old time history. As an example
we might refer to its leading article on Fri -
day last, which was false in its statements,
false in its suggestions, false in the truth it
suppressed, false in every way. It stated
that McClellan's Officers and men on the
mac has latterly seen very little of its Gen
era! ; but it suppresses ihe fact that Mc-
ClelUn was, until recently prostrated for
weeks by disease. These are fair samples
of the means by which the misguided zeal
ots of the Evening. Post are seeking io sup
plant the most thorough and capable sol
dier at the h'a(l of our armies by a weak,
vain, extravagant political favorite, who has
no force except that magnetism which
people hundreds of millions of dollars. If
they are permitted to succeed in their new
scheme and have.their creatures elevated
to ihe chief command, they will destroy
the Union forever and that is probably
their real purpose Philadelphia Inq drtr.
An odd sort of a geniss, having stepped
into a mill, was looking with apparent
astonishment at the movement of the ma
chine, when the miller, thinking to quiz
him, aked if h had heard the news.
"Not's 1 know on, what is it?"
"Why," replied the miller, "they say the
devil is dead."
'By jinks." says Jonathan, "is he?
Who tends the mill ?"
Patience is sometimes courage in repose
and Iip is the greatest hero who can suffer
S rnng words indicate a weak cause Tbe
more a man swears the easier he is licked.
Ingratitude is the pretext that selfishness
seizes hold of for refusing to do a favor.
Be what you are. This i the first step
toward becoming better than you are.
11L r ; :
I V ben a woman intends to give a maa tbe
mitten she begins by kniuing her eyebrows.
The Bandy of To-day.
But thpre must not be passed over a vari
ety of the genuine "swell'" tribe noble in
birth often, generally affluent, rat least in
means the only remnat we possess, in this
hard-working age when almost every
man, high or low, prince or peasant, does
something, whether it be for good or evil
of the "dandies" of bygone time. They
are growing rarer every day, like that intol
erable old (and yonng) nuisance the 'gent
who has been all but absorbed in the Vol
unteer Movement ; but you may still see
the perfectly listless, do-nothing, care-for-noihing
I trust not good for-nothing ; and
yet what is he good for? dandy in the.
Grand Stand on a great race day. He is
always exquisitely dressed; his hair and
appendages and marvels of Truefitism
His jewelry is resplendent ; his linen irre
proachable. He carries, wet or dry, a slim
umbrella. Mr John Leech has drawn him
in Punch five hundred times. I wish that
he could fix him to a woodlock, so that he
pervaded society no longer. He smokes as
he talks, in a languid, drawinz, kind of way,
and wastes half ot his weeds as he wanes
bait of his words. He never knows what
to do with his legs. He does know what
to do with his hands, and thrusts them,
nearly op to the elbowt, into his pockets.
He comes to the "races" in the most
elaborate equipage and costume attainable,
because ii is "the thing." He does not bet.
It is a bore to bet. The men in his seat doa't
bet. He is quite unsusceptible to the ex
citement of the race, and has jost comple
ted the leisurely adjustment of his eyeglass
by the lime the winning horse has passed
the post. He does not even take much in
teresl in the brilliant-ladies in the carriage
outside, save to remark to a friend and da
plicate that he has seen Baby Mo!ynenx, or
AJa Tressilian nee Runt.) and that "she
looks older." Ha doe not in the least
understand the role witticisms of the road
homewards; and at a handful of salt, mora
or less attic, being flung at him, returns a
look of such calm bewilderment as to dis
arm the most practised "chaffer." He has
been known to take more champagne than
was good for him, and to have gone to tbe ,
length of assuming a false nose at the 'Cock'
at Sutton ; but he goes to sleep when tipsy ;
tha re are always at least, seven dandies as
solemn as he to take care of him, and ha
comes to no harm. He never comes to no
to any good.
The age of this silent, languid dandy is
from twenty-five to thirty. 1 want to know
what Lecoraes of him when he reaches
middle age, or approaches fogeyim. Does
he emigrate? Does he enlist? Does he
expire from pure inanition? Does he take
heart of race, and hit somebody, or do
j something and approve himself a man?
j Even girU, who are worth anything, don't
' seem to care much about him, save as a
1 but to laugh at ; and although I have occa-
; sionally seen the languid and listless dandy
feebly struggling between billows of crini-
l nole ar.d carrying a gorgeous church ser-
j 'ice to and from Belgravian places of wor
ship on Sundajs it is not with great fre
quency, I opine, that his Common Prayer
is oppened at the order for the solemization
of Matrimony. I fancy that when the dan
dy does marry, it is to one ol those strong
minded Bri'ish females who are in the habit
of trotting their tall, gaunt, melaticholy
looking, uncomplaining husbands from our
continental watering-place to ar.otb.er.
You know the unhappy being I mean.
He is a patient and uxorious drudge, an
amiable and contented pack horse. He is
! always in trouble about the lusase. He
I is the "Monsieur" with whom hotel keep,
ers are threatened when tbe bills are exor
bitant, and who would pay the bills out of Lis
own private funds for peace, and quietness'
sake if he had any private funds; but he
hasn't. He gave up all these yars ago for
spIendiJ board and lodging. lie tikes his
wife's children she has generally teen a
widow out a-walking very meekly. He
fetches their physic from the pharmacies
Anglais "Tiois graines de pilule blue et un
dose noire s'il vous plait ; and he is as harm
less and perhaps, slighity more useful than
of yore. Temple Bar.
Hon. Garrett Davis, 'Union' Senator from
Kentucky, spoke in the Senate of the United
Slates, on the 23d alt , as ioiiows:
"11 Congress would legislate for the white
man, and let the negro a'ooe, it would be
belter. Oh, how much better it would
be If at the outset yon had pro
claimed that this was lo be a war upon sla
very, you would not have had one fourth
of the force in the field that you now have.
' These fanatics, these political and
social demons your Bechers, yourCheev.
ers, your Phillip-es, and your Gamon9-
come here breathing pestilence from pan
demonium, tryina to destroy this Union, so
sl4 to secure over its broken fragments the
emancipation of slavery. The utter
ances they have dared to pat forth in this
city have desecrated the Smithsonian Insti
tute. If ihe Secessionists had dared to give
expression to the same ntterancps they
would have been sent, and properly sent to
Fort La layette or Fort Warren What will
you do with these monsters? I will tell you
what I would do with them, and with that
horrible monster Greely, as they come
sneaking around here, like hur.gry wolve
after the destruction r,f slavery. It I had.
the power, I would take them and the worst
Seceshers and hang them rp iu pairs..
Laughter IwUhtoGodI coald inflict
that punisbmeni upon them. It would be
just. They are the fiisnnionist. Th'y ire ths
madmen, wtio are willing to call up all the
passions of the infernal regions and all the
horrors of a servile war. Thi hey would
carry out over the disjointed iaamnt of a
broken Constitution to obtain their unholy
purposes, and I am too fearful that the hon
orable Senator from Massachusetts Mr.
r . t - ....
Sumner sympathises with them."