The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, March 05, 1862, Image 1

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a rTioDY.
I want to be a soldier,
And wi:h 'he soldiers'stand ;
A knapsack on my shoulder, -A
musket in my hand;
' And with ray bayonet gleaming,
So glorious and so bright,
: I'd join our gallant army,'.
Aod for our country fight.
. Though I should oft be woundad
1 would not shed a tear :
Though in the midst of danger
I ne'er would feel a fear;
- Bui brave and patriotic,
Like our brave sires I'd fight,
And with ten thousand soldiers,
Put rebels all to flight.
I know I'm young and tender
But, mother dry your tears,
For many young as I am,
Have joined the volunteers,
And mother, should I perish,
And lor my country die,
I'd think of you and sister,
And meet you in the sky.
Then let me be a soldier,
And with the ecidiels stand
A knapsack on my shoulder,
A moskei in my hand;
And with my bayonet gleaming,
So glorious and so bright,
I'd join onr gallant army.
And for my country fight.
. r
From the Atlantic Monthly.
The advent of Master Langdon to Fig
vacket Centre created a much more lively
seneation than bad attended that of either
of his predecessors. Looks go a good ways
all the world over, and though there were
several good looking people in the place,
and Major Bash was what the natives of the
town called a 'handsome man,' that is, big,
fat, and read, yet the sight of n really ele
gant joang leIlow,Jwith Jthenatural air
which grows op with carefully bred young
persons, was a novelty. The Brahman
blood which came from his grandfather, as
well as from his mother, a direct descen
dant of the old Flynt family, well known by
the famous tutor, Henry Flynt (see Cat.
Harv. Anno 1693), had been enlivened and
enriched by that of the VVedtworths, which
had a good deal of ripe old Madeira and
other generous elements mingled with it,
so that it ran to gout sometimes in the old
folks, and to high spirit, warm complexion,
and corly hair in some of the younger ones.
The soft curling hair Mr. Bernard had in
heritedsomething, perhaps of the high
spirit ; bot that we shall have a chance of
finding ont by-and by. But the long ser
mons and frugal board of his Brahman an
cestry, with his own habit3 of study, had
told upon his color, which was subdued to '
something more of delicacy than one wocid j
care to see in a yoang fellow with rough '
work before 'hin. This, however, made;
mm iook more tnieresung, or a iue young
. ladies at Major Bash's said 'in.erest.n.'
When Mr. Bernard showed himself at
meeting, on tte first Sunday after his arri-
val, it may be supposed that a good many
eyes were turned upon, the young schSal-
master. There was something heroic in
. hia coming forward bo readily to take a
place which called for a strong hand, sad a
prompt, s'eady will to goiJ it. In fact,
bis position was that of a military chieftain
on the eve of a battle. Everybody knew
rrerything in Pigwacket Centre; and it was
an understood thing that the young rebels
meant to put down the new master if they
It was natural thai the two prettiest girls
in the Tillage, called in the locat dialect, as
nearly as oar limited alphabet will repre
sent it,Alminy Cotterr and Arvilly Braowne,
should feel and express an interest in the
good-looking stranger, and that, when their
flattering comments were repeated, in the
bearingof their indigenous admirers, among
' whom were some of the older 'boys' of the
' school, it would oof add to the amiable dis
positions of the turbulent yooth.
Monday came, and the new schoolmas
ter was in his chair at the upper end of the
. school-house, on the raised platform. The
rcstics locked at his handocnie face, thought
fal, peaceful, pleasant, cheerful but sharp
ly cut roood the lips aJ proudly lighted
about the eyes. The ringleader of the mischief-makers,
the young butcher, who has
before figared in this narrative, looked at
bim stealthy, whenever he got a chance to
-tody him oBobserved ; for the troth wa,
? felt, uncomfortable whenever he found
i large, dark eyes fixed on his own little
rp, deep-sef, gray ones. Bot he. found
jns to. study him pretty well firs: his
then bis -neck and shoulders, the set
5 arms, the narrowing at the loins, the
3 cf bis les'j and 13 way bo moved,
In Bbort h.e earaineJ him a he would
oa.o riimou a bieer, io Bee wnal tie could
do and how he wonKI cul op. If he could
only Lave gone to him and felt of h la m As.
j cle3 he would have been entirely satisfied.
j He was not a very wise youth, but he did
j know we, 6 -
j , 3 .. ' u,s rms
and ,eS8 very good things, there is
j something besides sizes that goes to make a
man ; and he had heard stories of a fight
ing man, called 'The Spider. ' from his at
tenoated proportions, who was yet a terri
ble hitter in the ring, and had whipped
many a biglimbed fellow in and out of the
roped arena.
Nothing conld be smoother than the way
in which everything went on for the firl
uayor two ina new master was so kind Jhen he et up his bolster in every kno v
and courteous, he seemed to take every- ing sort of way ; and delivered two or thrse
thing in such a natural, easy way, that blows straight as rulers and nwift as wiil s.
there was no chance to pick a quarrel with 'That will do,' he said. Then, as if to
him. He in the meantime thought it best j make a certainty ol his condition, he took a
to watch the boys and young men for a i dynammetor from one of the drawers in liis
day or two with as little show of authority j old veneered bureau. First he squeezer! it
as possible. It was easy enough to see that ; with his two funds Then he p acl it on
he would have occasion for it before long ! the floor and lifted steadily, and strongly
The school-house was a grim, otd, red, The .-prince creaked and cracked; the ri-one-siory
building, perched on a bare rovk j de. -wept with great stride far up' iu:o ihe
on the top of a hill parity because it was . hih figures of the ?ale ; it was a jrood lift,
a conspicuous rite for the temple oi learn- He was tati-fied. He sat down on the ec ge'
ing, acd partly because land is cheap where of his bed and looked on his cleanly shaj ed
there is no chawe for rye or buckwheat, ; arms. ' 'If I strike one oi ihoe buobiei,J
and where sheep find nothing to nibble.- am afraid i shall spoil him' he said Vet,
Abont the littte porch were carved initials ; this oung man. when wei-heri wiih hU
and dates, at various height, from the stat
ure of nir.e to that of eighteen Inside
were old unpainted desks unpainted. but
browned with the number of human con
tact and hacked by innumerable jack
knives. It was long since the walls had
been white-washed, as might be conjec
tured by the various traces left upon them,
wherever idle hands or sleepy heads could
reacn mem. A curious appearance was
noticeable on various hgher parts of the
wall, namely, a wart-like erruption, as one
would be tempted to call it, being, in reali
ty, a crop of soft missiles before mentioned,
which, adhering in considerable numbers,
and hardening after the usual fashion of
papier mache, formed at least permanent or
naments of the edifice. -
The young master's quick eye soon no
ticed that a particular part of the wall was
most favored with theso ornamented appen
""S"9- ueir position pointed sutnciently
clear to the part of the room they came
.! T"U - r -. . - . :
from. In fact, there was a nest of young
mutineers jusi mere, wmcnmostbe broken
op by a coup d' elal. This was effected by
a redistribution" of the seats and arranging
the scholars according to classes, so that a
mischievous fellow, charged full of the re
bellious imponderable, should find himself
between two non-conductors, in the shape
of small boys of studious habits It was
managed quietly enough, in such a plaui-
ble sort ot way that its motive was not
thought of. But its effects were soon lelt;
and then began a sy-iem of correspondence
oy signs, and ine throwing of little scrawls
done up in peliets, and announced by pre
liminary a' h' ms! to call the attention of
j the distant youth addressed. Some of these
j were incendiary documents, devoting the
schoolmaster to the divinities, as 'a stuck
op dandy,' as 'a purse proud aristocrat.' as
a sight too big for his,' etc.. and hold-
? 1 i .t r ... 1
ing mm op in a vaneiy oi equa,.y lorohle
pnrases to tne moigna.ion ot tne yot.thiul . those woaen tamers call a girl 'my :ear,'
community of School District, -No. 1, Piy-! ailer five mimic's acquaintance, aud it
wacket Centre. j 8eems aii ri'ht a they $ y it But y ou had
Presently the draagh t?mai of the school not better trv it at a venture,
set a caricature in circulation, labeled to j It sounded all right to Almi-.y as Mr Ber
prevent mistake, with "the .chovmasier; j nard raid it. 'I'll tell y e what's the mat
name An immense bell crooned hat, and ; (hrr ' ..fie f.u, ' a frishteued voice. Ab
a long, pointed, swaiiuw-uiled crt iiowd :;erV guV to car' hi dog, ',' h'll s-t him
that theactist had i his ruim', (he corn en- j OM )ez -tire Vr" alive T's the f-am ere
tional dandy as rhowft in print thirty -r tur tha ha eat p KheJ? Squire', I. it e-Jo,
io.ij years ago, ratner tr an any actotU nu
nian apect Q (he l(ne ,
j round among , he toys a.d mie it. ,.nMu j
: helping ot course to ui3erume ihi- :
J ,er'8 authority, Punch, or trie Lha.ivun '
, ta'Kes the dignity out of an obi.oxio..- iuni- j
i iaier. One morning on going to the fewi !
i room, Master Langdon lound hm enlarge. I
j copy of this .-ketch, with it latel pinnt !
; 0n the door. He took it dowr. ttni e,l a I
little, put it into his pocket, and entered ihe I chiMren. After this ihe crea:ur was co-u-school
room. An insidious silence , re j muzzled and, as he was ted cu raw
vailed, which looked as if some plot were j meat chiefly wa always ready tor a fuht.
brewing. The boys were ripe tor rnischiet J which he was occa-iona'iy indulged in
but alraid. They had really no fault ti rind J when any thing .-tout tm.nth to n atth him
with the master, except that he wa dressed could le ioui-d in any of the .ie:gh! iorii
like a gentleman, which a certain class ol j villages
fellows always consider a personal insult to j Tiger, of more briefly Tige the property
themselves Bot the older ones were evi- I of At-ner Bf:g. junior, tnjlonsed to i sj.e
dently plotting, and more than otice the I cie- not ttistir.ctiy named m icie tific books
warning a'h' ml was heard, and a thriy j uni well known to our country folks under
little scrap of paper rolled into a wad hot j the name o! "'Yaiiafi dog.r; Thev co not
from one seat to another. One of the'e use ihis expresrimi as they woo d ay
happened to strike the stove funnel, and j black do; or white do t.ot win as deiin
lodged on the master's desk. He was cool
enough not to seem to notice it. He se
cured it without being observed by die boy s.
It required no immediate notice.
He who should have enjoyed the privi
lege of looking npon Mr. Bernard Langdon
the next morning, when his toilet was about
balf finished, would have had a very pleas
ant gratuitous exhibition. First he buck
led the strap of his jrowsers pretty tightly.
Then be took up a pair of heavy dumb
bells, and swnng them for a few , minutes,
then two great 'Indian clubs,' with which
be enacted all sorts : of impossible-looking
feats. His limbs were not very large, nor
his shoulders remarkably broad ; but if you
knew as moch of the muscles as all persons
who look at. stalnes and pictures with a
critical eye ought to have learned if yon
knew the trapezius, lying diamond-shaped
over thetback and shoulders lik a mnnlr'n i
cowl or the dtlioti, whicb caps the shonl- '
ders like an epaulette or the triceps, wbiih
lurpishes the calf oi the upper arm or tj 'e
hard knotted 6;cfp any of the great scnl )
tural landmarks, in fact you would ha-e
said there was a pretty show of them, hi
neath the white satiny skin of Mr. Bernad
Langdon. And if you had seen him, wh n
he laid down the Indian clubs, catch ho d
of a leather strap that hung from the bean
of the old fashioned ceding, and lift ai d
lower himself over and over again by his
left hand alone, you might have thought it
a very simple and easy thing to do, utiiil
you tried to do it yourself.
Air. Bernard looked at himself with ti e
eye of an expert. IVtty well?' ho sail;
'not so much taljen off as I expected
class at college, conld barely turn on tun-
itred and forty two pounds in thj scale not
a heavy weight, smely; but some of :he
middle weights, a the pre-ent English
champion, tor instance, seemed to be of a
far finer quality of muscles than the bull ier
fellows. , ....
The master took his breakfast with a giod
appetite that mornin
but was perhips
rather more quiet than usual. After break
fast, he went upstairs atid put on a I ght
frock, instead of his nsnal dress coat, wl ich
was a close fitting and rather stylish onr.
On his way to school he met Alminy Cut
ter, who happened to be walking in. the
other direction. 'Good morning, Miss Cut
ter.' he said, for she and another young
lady had been introduced to him on a for
mer occasion, in the usual phrases of po
lite society in presenting ladies to per tle-
! men 'Mr. Langdon, let me make y ' ac-
; quainled with Miss Cutter; let me rrake
J y' acquainted with Miss Browne.' So he
; aid, 'good morning,' to which she rep led,
'Good Mornin, Mr. Langdon, haow's rour
health.' The answer to this question o lght
natuarally to have been the end of the alk;
but Alminy Cutter lingered and look d as
if,t-he had something more on her mine.
A young fellow does not require a Teat
; deal of experience to read a simple oun-
try Kirl'a face as if it were a sign-boa d
J Alminy was a good soul, with red cheeKs
j and britiht eyes, kind-hearted as she could
J be, and it was out of the question for her to
I hide her thoughts or feelings like a fine
, rt(.jy. Her bright eyes wete moit and her
cheeks paler than they were woti't, as she
said, wi'.h her lip quivering 'Oh, Mr.
j Langdon, them boys 'II be the death cf ye,
if yon don't take caar !'
'Why, what's the matter,, my dear?' said
Mr. Bernard. Don't think there was any hing
very odd in that 'my dear,' at the t-eiond
interview with a village belle: sorre cf
t a yer crr.e ne.v Faa.-i-day.'
.u v, t!tj ia-t j-tatement nmfoi lii?it
l over co'ored ; ; li tH Jo S.(t, tt
ru'riintL.' :tbia the vill.tge will, an r.L'1.e-.r
on hi- arm it is l rue where the Leas ' had
caught him with hi teeth, on the nci ariun
of 'lie chiiii's taking liberties with nim. as
Iih had lei. iiccu-tomeit to do with a good
tenij'cred New-tnutidhiiid do, who stemed
to ukf teiiii p Ii-ii ami ha tiled root d i v
ite a meatioiii a.- when they opeak of a ter
rier or a spaniel A 4 y.liah ilor"' is ilare
canine brute, with a dingy oid flatiue color
of no particular breed exc-pi his owi , who
hanijs around a tavern, a butcher' sd op, or
trots alon side a fea'n looking as ii he
were disgusted with the world and the world
with him. Our inland population while
they tolerate him, speak of him will, con
tempt. Old , of Meredith Bridge.used
to twit the sun for not shining on ;,oudy '
days, swearing that, if he hung up hii 'yal- i
lah dog," he would maka a better stow of j
daylight. A country fellow, abusing a horse '
of his neighbor's vowed that, ' il hi had!
such ahoss, he'd swap him for a "rallah
dog," and then shoot the dog." , s
Tige was an ill-conditioned brute y na-
1 tnre, and art had not improved lira by
cropping his ears and tail, and inr resting
him with & spiked collar. He bora m hu
person alsOf various not ornamental ! ; scars, J
marks of old battles, for Tige had fight in
him, as was said before, and as might be
guessed by a certain bluntness about the
muzzle, with a projection of the lower jaw,
which looked as if there might be a bull
dog stripe among the numerous barsinislers
of his lineage.
It was hardly fair, however, to leave Al
miny Cutter waiting while this piece of
natural history was telling. As she spoke
of little Jo, who had been "haaf eat up,"
by Tige, she could not contain her sympa-
thies, and began to cry.
"Why, my dear little soul," said Mr. Bar-
nard, ; What are yon worried about? I
used to play with a bear wh en I was a boy
and the bear ud to hug me and I used to
j kiss him, ?o !"
It was too bad of Mr. Bernard, only the
I second time he had seen Alminy, but her
i kind feelings had touched him, and that
; seemed the rnot natural way of expressing
' his gratitude. Alminy looked round to see
, if anybody was near, she saw nobody but a
stout young fellow, leading a yellow dog,
muzzled, saw her thro' a crack in a picket
fence, not a great way off the road. Many
a year lie had been "hangin' 'raoun' " Al
miny, and never did he wee any encoura
ging look, or hear any i( Behave naow !" or
'L-orne naow, ain't ye 'shamed!" or o ther the effect ot the blow, but the blow was
forbidding phrases of acquiescence, such as ; iieelt a neat one, and did not require to be
village belles understand as well as ever did ' repeated,
j the ii mph who fled to the willows in the j "Now go home," said the master, "and
ecotegue we all, remember. j don't let me eee you or your dog here a-
No wonder he was furious, when he saw i gam." And he turned his cuffs down
the schoolmaster, who had never seen the i again over the gold sleeve buttons,
girl till within a week, touching with his ( This finished the great Pigawacket Cen
lips those rosy cheeks which he had never ; tre School Rebellion. What could be done
dared approach. But that was all, it was a j with a master who was 60 pleasant as long
sudden impulse and the master turned
away from the young girl, laughing, and
telling her not to fret herself about him he
would take care of himself.
So Master Langdon walked on towards
his fchool-liouse. not displeased, perpaps,
wim his little adventure, nor immensely
elated by it, for he was one of the natural
class of the sex-subduers, and had many a
smile without asking, which had been de- J
nied to the feeble youth who try to win faj
vor by pleading their passion in rhyme, and j
even to the more formidable approaches of
young officers in volunteer compar.ies, con
sidered by many to be quite irresistible to
the fair who hive once beheld them from
their windows in the epaulettes and plumes
and sashes of the4-Pick wacket Invincibles,"
or the "Hackmatack Rangers."'"
Master Langdon took his eeat and began
the exercises of his school.
The smaller boys recited their !esons
well enough, but some of the larger ones
were negligent and surly. He noticed one
or two of them looking towards the door, as
if expecting somebody or something in that
direction. At half-past 9 o'clock, Abner
Briggs, jr., who had not yet shown himself,
mad his appearance. He was followed by
his ''yallah dog," withont hia muzzle, who
squatted down very grimly near the door,
and gave a wolfi-h look rjund the room, as
if he were considering which was the
plumpest boy to begin with. The young
butcher, meanwhile, went to his seat look
ing somewhat flushed, except around the
lip?, which w ere hardly as red as common,
and set pretty sharply.
"Put out that dog, Abner Brigg, !'' The
master spoke as the captain speaks to the j
helmsman, when there are rocks foaming at !
the lips, right under his lee. j
Abner Briggs answered as the helmsman '
answers, when tie knows he has a rnutin- '
ons crew around that mean to run the s!iin
on the reef, and is one of the mutineers, ) lp.ter nau,ra!y fonnii it3 wa- j,,,,, tho pub
himself. -'Put him aout y'r.self, ;f ye ain't ! Iie priri,3. anii the Tribune fastening upon it
a!e;ird on "him !"
The master stepped into the ai!e. The
yreat cr showed nis teeth and the deviiish
iii-iii-cfs of fiis old wolf ancestry looked out
oi his eves had fia?-hel from his sharp
tw-ks. a'id yawned in his wide mouth and
df p red gtl llet
The movements of animals are to much
quicker than those of human beings com
mntilv are that they avoid blows as easily
a- one of cs steps out of the way of an ox
cart. It must be a very stupid doti that lets
httiist it be run o ver by a fast driver in his
gi,:, he can jump out of the wheel's way
a:terthe tire has already touched hiin So,
while one is lifting a stick to strike, or draw
ing iiack his loot to kick, the beast makes a
spring and the blow or kick comes too
It was not so this time. The master was
a fencer and so mething of a boxer, he play
ed at single stick and was used to watching
an adversery's eye and coming down upon
him without any of those premonitory sym
torns by which nnpracticed persons show
long beforehand what mischief ihey medi
tate. "Out with you," he said fiercely, and
explained what he meant by a sudden flash
of his boot that clashed the yellow dog's
white teeth together, like the springing of a
bear traj. The cur knew that he bad found
his master at the first glance, as low ani
mals on four less, or a smaller numbar al
ways do, and the blow took him so much
by surprise that i; curled him up in an in
stant, and he went bundling out of the open
t.chool-house door, with a most pitiable yelp
and his stump of a tail shut down as close
as hit owner ever shut the short, slabbed
blade of his jack knife.
It was lime for the other enr to find who
his master was.
"Follow yoar dog, Abner Briggs I" said
Maste Langdon.
The stout butcher yonth looked all around
but the rebels were all cowed and sat
) "I'll go when I'm ready," ne said " 'n
I I guess I won't go afore I'm ready, either."
) '"Yoa're ready now," said Master Lang-
don, turning up his cuffs so that the little
boys noticed the yellow gleam of a pair of
gold sleeve buttons, once worn by Col. Per
cy Wentworth, famous in the old French
Abner Briggs, jr., did not, apparently,
think he was ready, at any rale, for he rose
in his place and stood with clenched fistf,
I defiant, as the master K'rode towards him.
j The master knew the fellow was really
j frightened, for all his looks, 'and that he
j must hav no time to rally. So he caught
j him suddenly by the collar, and with one
! great pull had him out oer hi dfk and on
! the open floor He gave him a fcl.arp flir.g
, backwards, and stood looking at him.
i The rouh and-tumMe fiahtern all clinch,
: as every body ki;ow, and Abner Brigs, jr.,
was one of that kind. He remembered how
;' he had floored Master Weeks, and he had
just spunk enough left is. hitn to try to re-
peat his former Miccesstul experiment on
the new master. He sprang at him, open
hauded, to clutch him. So the master had
to olnke, once, but very hard, and jut in
the place to tell. No doubt the authority
that doth hedge a choo!maMer, added to
! as the boys behaved decently, and such a
terrible fellow when he got riled, -as they
called it. In a weeks time, everything wrs
reduced to order, and the school committee
were delighted
Their Record.
"Let us suppose that the war were ended
to-day on some basis which would leave
Slavery jast where this rebellion found it.
anj bring Magon anj S!iJfcl( Toombs and
Wicfall. Jeff. Davis and Cheatiint, Rust
and Breckinridge, Hunter and Benjamin,
back into the Senate, and into theirnormal re
lations of cordiality and fraternity with
Bayard and Pearce, Bright, Tompon, of
N. J., Kice, Wall, Eigler and the Northern
Democracy. They would have nearly half
the Senate and about a third of the Electors
from the Slave Stales a'one; does any one
imagine that they wosld not, aided by the
pressure of war taxes and the partizan clam
or sure to be raised thereupon, soon re-acquire
that ascendency which they in 1860
out of hatred to Douglas and eagerness for
a purely Slaveholding Confederacy delib
erately threw away? And then do y ou not
see that we who have honestly and earnest
ly resisted and baflled their ambitious ma
chinations will be made to sup sorrow?
Unpleasant neighbors as they are at Rich
mond and Minassas, we prefer to have
them there rather than in power at Wash
ir.gton with a drilled partisan majority at
their back." Tnhune.
On the 12th of Jan. last, the Hon. A. S.
Divert. M. C addressed alet'er to Mr. James
Dunn, at F.lmira, N. Y., in which he took a
firm but conservative stand a, to the obj?c'.s
of the war holding that when it has ended
in the rer-tcration of the Union, the rights
an f privileges of the 6veral States nrnlr
the Con-titntion must be restored, and in ad
mat ers pertaining to slaves and slavery, the
? j tlilae qno ante ledum be re-eatabli-hed. This
prints, ana tne I rinune Listening upon
ha made it tlte Fiibject of an article -upwards
of two columns in lenath. From
Grpft'eys argument we c'.iplha extract which
is prmied above.
During the time that the question of com
promise, and a peaceful settlement of our
difficulties with the South anterior to the
opening of hostilities, was before the coun
try the Tribune was the in oft violent in op
position to any compromise, and especially
the Crtt!endei Amendment. Il has consis
tently opposed every measure that has
promi-ed. in the most remote degree, to
bring about a restoration of kindly senti
ments between the beligerents who now
stand ready to cut rach others throats on all
available occa
sions. And these extreme
sentimen.'s of the Tribune have been re
echoed by every republican press in the
country, with but few honorable exceptions.
This fact, of itself, goes to show that the
Tribune, and its statellites do not desire a
restoration of theold Union. But we have
other facts' before us which are still more
damning to the characters and patriotism of
this portion of th e Northern press, and es
pecially of the Tribune. The laiter paper
in its issue of November 10, 1860, fulmina
ted ihe following :
"If the cotton states consider the value
of the Union debatable, we may maintain
their perfect right to discuss it. Nay, we
hold wiih Jefferson to the inalienable right
of communities to alter or abolish forms of
government that have become oppressive or
injurious, and if the cotton states shall be
come satisfied that they can do better out
of the Union than in it, we insist on letting
them go in peace. The right to secede may
be a revolutionary one, but it exists never
theless, and we do not see how one party
can have a right to prevent it. We roust
ever resist the asserted right of any Stale to
remain in the Union and nullify or defy the
laws thereof, to withdraw from the Union
is quite anoiuer matter. Ana wnenever a
considerable feection of oar Union shall de
liberately resolve to go ont, we shall resist
all coercive measures designed to keep i
in. We hop3 never to live in a republic
whereof one section is pinned to the residue
by bayonets."
This was the position of the Tribane,' at
a time when the whole Democratic parly ol
the North was united in an honest effort to
save the country from the horrors of the civ
il war which now rages from the Atlantic to
the Mississippi.
Again, in the Tribune of November 26th, i
18fi0, we find the following : j
"If the co'ton States unitedly and earnest
ly wish to withdraw peacefully from the
Union we think they should and wonld be
allowed to do sd An attempt to compel
them by force to remain would be contrary
to the principles enunciated in,the immor
tal Declaration of Independence contrary
to the fundamental ideas on which human
liberty is based."
In the Tribune of Dec. 10th, 1860, occurs
Ihe following :
"If the people of seven or eight contigu
ous States nhal! pre'ty unanimously resolve
to seceds and set up for themee! ves, we
think they should do o, and that it would
be most unwise to undertake to resist euch
recession by Federal forces. Y hy is it that
those who wa it to confute this doctrine al
ways make th.?ir attack on something ehe?"
Again, on the 17th of Dec. 1860, the Tri
bune said :
'We have repeatedly asked those who
dissent from our view ol this matter, to tell
us frar.kiy whe'her they do or do not assent
to Mr. Jefferson's statement in the Declara
tion of Independence, that governments
to institute a new government, Sec." We
DO heartily accept this doctrine, believing
it intrinsically sound, beneficient, and one
that, universally accepted, is calculated to
prevent the fchedding of seas of human
This is the record of the Tribune, and
when we add to it the paragraph which
heads this article, we feel that nothing can
possibly be wanting to thow the real posi
tion of the Tribune party. These gentle
men denounce, as traitors, all men who ask
that thi.war mayjbe conducted on consti
tutional grounds, because they feel that suc
cess un !er such will result in re
storing the country to the guidance and con
trol of conservative tdatesmen, who will ad
minister the laws in strict accordance with
the letter and spirit of the Constitution.
What they de?ire if, a war policy that will
inevitably result in the destruction of every
prospect of future Union between North end
South And all true Union men, who love
tMe Union for the sake of tho-'e institutions
that give life and vitality to the country, are
denounced by them, as traitors, for the same
Cot it Short.
A cetain barber, having a great gift of
gV,use l to amuse his customers with bng
yarns, while he went throogh his functions
on their heads and faces. Otie day, an old
codger came in, "and ordered a shave and
hair cut. The barber went to work, and
bean, at the same time, one of his long
s.orie, to the little or no satisfaction of the
old gentleman, who became irritated at
wh-it the barber Baid.
"Cut it thort."
,fYes, -:r," said; the barber, continuing
the yarn, until the old gentleman again
j'Cnt it short.'I say cut'it'shorf!"
"Yes. sir," said he, clipping away and
gabblinj faster.
"Cut it short, I say," reiterated the gent.
"Yes. sir," said the barber, going on
with his story.
"Will you cut it short?" bawls the old
getit in a raje
"Can't sir. for if you look in the glass
you'll see I've cut it all off !"'
And to his horror, npon looking in the
2las, the gent found his hair all cut from
his head.
The Killed and Wounded at Fort Dos
j klon The following are the losses of the
Union troops at the Fort Donelson siege :
Killed. Wounded.
Forty-ninth Illinois,
Eleventh Illinois
Eighteen h Illinois
Seventh Illinois
Twelnh Iowa
Fifty eighth Ohio
Fourteeiuh Iowa
Second Iowa
Ninth Illinois
Forty first Illinois
Twentieth Illinois
Thirteenth Illinois
Eighth Illinois
Thirty first Illinois
Eleventh Indiana
Fifty second Illinois
Forty fifth Illinois
14 41
75 2C0
45 155
4 20
3 24
6 50
38 150
35 165
19 130
21 113
19 71
56 196
40 200
2 7
3 15
Wi?dom is a nut which if not chosen
wiih judgment may com you a tooth and
pay you with nothing but a worm.
We abe told to weigh our thoughts ;
most men and women would need a very
small pair of scales.
To keep warm on a cold day, women
double the cape, and men double the horn.
It is dangerous for one to climb bis family
tree too hightfor be is apt to get among
dead and decayed branches.
A Visit to the Cattle-field.
A crrr-spondent of the Chicago Tmei,
writing Irom Fort Donelson , Tenn., under
date of Feb. 17, says;
I was invited on Sunday mo' Gen
eral McCIernand, to take a ride over the
battle field. It would le difficult to des
cribe, in a few words, the scenes which
have met my view. The battle-ground was
chiefly confined to the tpace outside the
rebel fortifications extending op the river
bank a distance of two miles, to the roinr
where General McCIernand's force rallied
from the retirement which they were at
first forced into by the impetuous charge of
the enemy. It musl be remembered that it
was here that the grand sortie was made by
the rebels up the river bank, with the in
tention of turning our right flat.k and cut
ting their way out. Some ten or twelve
thousand men composed the force sent out
fr this purpose. They advanced under
cover ol a deadly fire of artillery, and stead
ily drove General McClernand's force be
fore them a distance of fifty or sixty rods.
O ir troops here made a Hand, and, being
reinforced by one or two regiments, bezan
the assault before which the enemy were
forced to retreat. The groundwas contested
with desperation, and the slaughter on both
sid-s was immense. The whole space of
two miles was strewed with dead, who lay
in every imaginable 6hape and form.
Federal and rebel were promiscuously
mingled, sometimes grappled in the fierce
death throe, sometimes lacing each other as
they gave and received the fatal t-hotj or
thrust, sometimes lying across one another,
aud again heaped in piles which lay six or
even deep. J could imagine nothing more
terrible ihan the silent indications of agony
that marked the feature of the pale corp
ses which lav at every step. Though dead
and rigid in every muscle, they still writh
ed and seemed to turn to calch the passing
breeze for a cooling breath. Staring eyes,
gaping mouths.clenched hands, and strands.
, c
ly contracted limbs, eeeming'y drawn into
ihe smallest compass, as if by a mighty
effort to rend asunder some irresistible bond
which hold them down to the torture of
which they died. One sat against a tree,
and, with mouth and eye wide open, look
ed up in:o the sky, as if to catch a glance
at its fleeting spirit. Another clutched the
branch of an overhanging irae, and hung
half suspended, as in the death pang he
raided himself partly from the ground. The
other hand grasped his faithful mcsket, and
the compression of the mcu'h told of the
determination which would have been fatal
to a foe had lifa ebbed a minute later. A
third clung with both hands to a bayonet
which wa buried in the ground, in the act
of striking for the heart of a rebel loe.
Great numbers lay in heaps, just as the fire
of the'artillery mowed them down, mang
ling their forms into an almost undistin
guishable mass. Many of our men had
evidently fallen victims to the ret el sharp,
shooters, for they were pierced through the
bead by rifle bullets, some in the forehead,
some in the eyes, others on the bridge of
ihe noe, in the checks, and in the mouth.
This circumstance verified a natement
mada to me by a rebel officer among the
pri-oners, that their men were trained to
shoot low and aim for ihe face, w hile ours,
as a tenerat thing fired at random, aad shot
over their heads.
The enemy, in their retreat, carried riT
their wounded, and a great many of tfeir
dead, so that ours far outnumbered them on
the field. The t-cene of action had been
mostly in the woods, although there were
two oien places ol an acre or two where the
light had raged furiously, ad tl,e ground
was covered wiib tne dead. All the way
cp their entret'chrnents the same scene of
death was presented. There were two
miles of dead strewn thickly, mingled with
fireams, artillery, dead horses, and the par
aphernaii of Uie ba.tle field. It was a scene
never to be forgotten never to be describ
ed. The IIoi.t Land It is said that the Sal
tan of Turkey is ertconrajinw the emi-ra-tior.
of the Jjws to Palestine, and he oFered
to sell them as much land as they choo.e
to buy. and that he even hints at a willino
ness to di.pos of the Mosqu of Omar
which stand isecnnd oily to Macca as a
sacred thnne.
All thii seems almost incredible, but hia
maj-.ty is hard up and is willing to part
with anything that he has tor the ready
car-h. He has led a particularly fastlife
and he has been thoroughly plucked by hii
favorites of every description. Whilest ha
and other oppressors of :he chosen people
have been growing poor, ihe children cf
Israel have teen becoming rich. They
hold the parse strings of Europe, and are
able to buy all Jerusalem whenever the
owners ar disposed to sell. Can it be pos
sible that the Turk will sell out, and that
men ot this generation will live to see the
Restoratin of Urael to ihe Holy Land?
Drinking up Jordan. The celebrated J,
Vardman, of Kentucky, Ihouah a stiff Bap
tist, always manifested the utmost coorteey
toward others denominations, arid attended
their ministry when he coold. Being at the
monthly meeting of the Presbyterian church
on a very hot day, he sat. as was the cus
tom, near the pulpit, ktf.d clo-e to the table
in front. Being thirsty, he several times
drank from a bowl of watei on the table,
probably supposing it was there for Ihe
purpose. But at the clo.-e of the sermon
the minister called for certain infant? to be
brought forward tor "baptism," and, de
scending to the table, discovered there wtu
no water. Handing the boI to-a friend
sitting rear, he requested it might be rilled.
Vardeman, struck with the mischief he had
done, startled the people by crying oti
" What t did 1 drink vp your Jordan " '