The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, March 12, 1862, Image 1

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W II. J1C0BT, Proprlelor.3
Troth and Right God and oar Country.
Two Dollars per Annum.
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wa. a. jicoBr,
CfHc e on Slabi St.. 3rd Square below Market,
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within the. year. No subscription taken for
a leas period than six months; no discon
tinuance permitted until all arrearages are
paid, unless aMhe option of the editor.
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Crjoice poetrn.
With feel half naked and bare
Aud dresses all tattered and torn,
With a penny here and a mockery there,
And floods of derision and scorn.
She wanders the street wherever her feet,
Weary and willing, are borne,
; With an eye as bright and a cheek as fair
As the earliest blush of the mora.
Wandering op and down,
.' And driven Irom door to door,
A jest for every idle clown
And a butt for every boor :
While the velvet-slippered.iH sa in and lace
Go rustlirg by her side,
With a frozen heart and a curtained face,
And a lip curled into pride.
So beautiful, yet so frail,
So willing, and yet so weak.
Oh, what if tie heart should fail,
And a heavenly purpose break !
And the dens, kennels and brothers of hell,
Another poor victim hold,
A celettia) spark be quenched in the dark,
And an angel bartered tor gold !
No wonder the heart should fail,
A heavenly purpose fade,
The eye grow dim and the cheek grow pale
When none stand ready to aid !
No wonder the lain and cradles of hell
So many poor victims should hold,
.When the good are content to worship God,
And the rich to worship their gold !
Move patiently on, O earth !
Till Mercy's wandering dove
Shall upward fly to the realm of its birth,
And rest in the bosom of Love :
Move patiently on till the crucified Christ
Shall gather his radiant crown
Prom the lowly flower and bleeding hear
That the world has trampled down.
. " Misfortunes,"' it is said never come sin
gly.." This was certainly verified in the
family of Win. Thornby. The world had
gone fortunate with him for a time, but soon
promising speculations failed entirely, and
hi affairs became sadly involved. Some
hopes of recovery presented themselves,
when a fire broke oat in the place, bis house
of business fell a prey to the flames, and to
reader the misfortune greater, the insurance
had expired the day before.
Thornby and his large family were redu
ced to absolute poverty. Nor was this all ;
his anxiety and exposure daring the fire
.brought on a fever, and for weeks his wife
and daughter hung over him almost des
pairing of bis life. At length, however, the
fever abated, and though he was left weak
and helpless as an infant, reason had return
ed, and nothing was needed for his restora
tion to health but good nursing and freedom
from mental anxiety.
Careful and affectionate nursing were no
wanting, bat it was impossible to preveul
mental uneasiness. His children must be
upported, bnt hnw? They would share
with him in the poverty, perlraps the dis
grace, which the involved state of his affairs
. would bring upon him, and many would
. heap upon him unmerited reproach.
There remained bat one way by which
his fair name could be entirely retained,and
on this he at once resolved. The house in
which they lived was valuable and would
command a ready and favorable sale. It
. was hard to part with a home he had made
o comfortable, bnt there was no aherna
, live. . The house was offered for sale and a
purchaser soon found.
Every just claim was satisfied and the
family removed to a distant part of thecoan
try. ;
Here in a 6mall,neat dwelling, they found
themselves in the possession of many com
forts, and in their affection for each other
the mother and child soon found content
meet and happiness.
Bat the father's heart was still sad. He
felt a want of confidence in himself, and
mistrust of his fellow-creatnres. His whole
appearance was changed. . His coontenance
.was downcast and sad, his steps lingering
-end irresolute, and no one would have rec
ognized the once happy merehar-t in the ill-
dressed and unhappy looking man, who
,eow busied himself in cultivating a small
piece of land tha surrounded his little dwell-
' HU wife sooght by every means in her
' power to arouse bis dormant energies.
'; The little property they had saved from the
wreck would soon, be exhausted, he was
' yet in the prime of life, his health was fully
restored, why not. again go forward and
t endeavor to regain at least apart of what
they had lost? Sorely it was a duty which
' ha owed to himself and his children. - But
5 her husband shrank from again mingling
with what ha deemed a cold and unfeeling
world. , .
M It will be in vain, Mary," ha replied.
" 1 1 hall Iose,the little we have. You can
. Larily imagine the unfeeling manner in
vfblch. the unfortunate s re treated. Many
, '-ill help those who esera likely to rise
. themselves, but very faw will eitend a
i3 to save lie? 3 who are comparatively '
I " This is part true," said his more hope
ful wife, "but I trust not to the extent which
you seem to believe. Place more confi
dence in your fellow men, and above all
I have more reliance upon your H6avenfy
, Father and you will succeed Begin at the
bottom of the ladder, and seek a situation
(as clerk. Yon are certainly well qualified
either for a salesman or accountant, and will
no doubt obtain a good salary."
Mr. Thornby sighed deeply.
MMy health," said he, will not permit to
lead the Bedentary life of an accountant, as a
salesman I fear I ehould stand little chance
of success."
"Not with that sad countenance, indeed,
but strive to recover your former, cheerful
temperament, and all will go well"
"For your sake, Mary, and that of my
children, I will make the attempt, but I feel
sure it will fail." .
He resolved to go and seek employment
He left home for the city with the same sad
countenance,downcsatIook, and slow meas
ured step.
Hts wife, who had watched him anxious
ly until be was out of sight, turned sorrow
fully from the window, and said to her old
est daughter :
"It is all in vain, Sarah, your poor father
will never succeed on til he can learn to look
up, not only naturally, but spiritually."
After come expressions of mutual confi
dence and affection, the excellent mother
And daughter determined upon two things;
first to commend the husband and lather to
the kind protection of Heaven, and next to
commence together, if possible, the keep
ing of a email school.
iThis latter plan,however,they determined
to submit to the father, on his return.
As Thornby approached the city, he felt
more oppressed by the doubts and fears
which he had urged in the conversation
with his wife.
The first place at which he called had ad
vertised for a person having qualifications
which Wm. Thornby felt an undoubted as
surance that he possessed On stating his
business, a young clerk requested him to be
seated, a! the eame time surveying him with
a contemptuous air
Half an hour passed, and the employer
entered. Thorn by'soame and application
were laid before him, and without waiting
to hear the qualification he was about to urge
said quietly :
"You will not answer my purposes, sir."
The applicant turned away without rem
onstrance, and left the office, saying lo him
self :
"Just as I expected. 1 have every quali
fication he required in his advertisement ;
my appearance does not suit him, but that
is enough."
The next trial was a large wholesale dry
goods establishment. The refusal was
equally decisive as the other, acd as h
turned to leave the store he heard the em
ployer remark to the head clerk :
"I make it a rule never to employ a per
son who looks as if he were unfortunate.
Everything about tho man shows that he is
going down hill."
"And therefore," mentally added poor
Thornby, "you will give him a push."
He had resolved not to try again, but tha
thought of those depending on him urged
another trial. With desperate determina
tion he resolved to go to every warehouse
in the street through which he was passing.
But he was unsuccessful, and with every
failure be became more and more depressed
till his anxious countenance could not fail
to excite the observation of those around
As he turned from the last shop he was,
accosted by a benevolent looking old gstle
roan in the garb of a quaker.who exclaimed
in a friendly tone of inquiry :
"Looking for a situation, iriend ?'
"Yes, sir," wa the reply ,"can yon aid me
in my search ?"
"Not directly, but I can give thee a little
advice, which, if rightly acted upon, will
finally help thee to attain what thee de
sires." "I shall be grateful for your advice."
"It is this Look Up."
At these words Thornby raised his eyes
from the ground, supposing it to be a com
mand to look at bis adviser, but to his sur
prise the old gentleman had already turned
and was rapidly away in an opposite direc
tion. ,
"Some insane person," Thornby muttered .
"I am in no humor for his folly."
Then sorrowfully he turned towards his
own home, quite convinced of the cseless
cess of farther search.
His wife not much surprised at his failure
still endeavored to cheer him. and proposed
the plan of keeping a school. With some
difficulty they obtained bis sanction to what
he considered as an almost absurd underta
king, r
Circulars were immmediately printed and
circulated, and Sarah and her mother called
upon many families in their immediate
neighborhood and made known their intentions.-Their
ladylike and pleasing appear
snceeicited much interest, and they soon
secured a sufficient number of pupils to en
courage them in a beginning. The school
rapidly increased and before the end of the
first term they bad more applicant than
they iiould; admit. - Many families were
anxious that Mrs. Thornby should receive
their daughters as boarders, this occasioned
an extension of their plan. A larger and
more convenient hoosa was taken, and ar
rangements made for the accommodation of
boarders, and also for tha reception of a lar
ger nnmber of day scholars. 1
Mr. Thornby viewed with .woader the
success ol his wife -and daughter. Why
was it that he alone should be rejected be
cause be was unfortunate? How was it they
had raised so many kind' friends around
them eager and able to assist them ? In what
did the difference consist ?
The words of the quaker always came t
his mind, and though he had first regarded
r them a mere expression of insanity he nov
began to suspect that they in reality con
tained the advice which the old gentlemai
had said if rightly followed, would irsurs
him success.
11 Look Up!" Surely, man formed in th
imae of his Maker, should not, like tbs
beast that periehelh cast his eyes upon th 3
earth ! Even when bowed down by misfoi
tune, he should strive to look up the iigl.t
which may yet illumine bis path. Thea
thoughts had crowded forcibly uponThort
by's mind, and he was beginning to act in
accordance with them, Sarah bounded into
the garden where her father was busied wi h
some vines, and told her father that re
should smile upon her cheerfully as he used
to do, for that she had good news to tell
"Vou deserve to be smiled upon, indeed
my child," said he, gazing fondly on hsr
animated countenance, "but what net's
have you for me?"
"One of the young ladies who attended
our school asked me to day it my father wis
in want of a situation as a clerk, and whon
I answered in the offirmative, she said her
uncle requested you to call at his office to
worrow morning. Here is the address,"
Sarah continued handing her father a slip of
"Well there may be somthingyet instcte
for me, Sarah "
"Indeed there may, my dear father Or ly
think how well our bebool is succeeding.
The income from that alone would afford us
comfortable support Onr Heavenly Fa h
er is always near to help us in the hour of
The heart of the strong man was boned
down and he trembled with emotion Teirs
of real sympathy stood in the eyed ot lis
daughter, as she whispered :
"Your heart will be no longer sad, father
yon will smile on us once more."
"My child, the dark shadow has long buen
on me, but with the help of God, 1 will no
longer be cast down. Even if the new
opening shoald prove delusive, I will not
be discouraged 1 will now look up."
Wiih a cheerful countenance, and S! jps
which fell sweetly on the ears of his w ife,
bringing to her remembrance the days
gone by, he descended to breakfastthe rext
morning, and at an early hour was on his
way to the city. As he entered the of ice
answering to the address given him by his
daughter, he was met by the same bene vc-
lent old Quaker who had proffered him ad
vice on a former occasion.
"Well, friend," lie exclaimed, extending
his hand, "I am glad thon hast followed my
advice and learned to look up. I have a
situation now at my commar.d where hee
can obtain a good salary and without w rk
ing harder than is fining at thy tima of
The best remedy for a man who is g iing
down hill is to loook up when earthly hopes
fail there is still hope in heaven.
Darkest . rarest Dawn.
"Look in the other pocket, dear, per taps
you put it there by mistake." I
And the young wife turced towords her !
husband a face whose sudden whiteness
belied her hopeful words.
"It's no use, Maria, I tell you it is go te !"
cried the yoncg man, in tone ol dear air ; .
'gone, and the Lord only knows what will i
become of us."
"What is the case sir ?" asked one o the i
several gentleman who left their sea s to ;
gather round the distressed fami'y, censis-
ting of the parents and two very noble and j
beautiful little ones, a boy and a girl. !
"I been have robbed of all the money that '
I have on earth replied the young nan,
.... . . ,. . , . .
his lips quivering and hts teeth fairly :hat-
. . . . . , . r . 4i
tering in his head. "And I am bound lor
Iowa with my family. We have none to;
help as ; we shall starve, or these will , be- ;
fore I can earn anything for them. 1
Wit, UUl BU ISO-It IH ...., JUIIH ctl3 I
quotha venerable gentleman, with a long j
beard and gold-beaded cane ; "not sc bad f
as that ; you mast not bo easily lose your )
courage." S
At at this the pretty, weeping wia look-
ed op, and said with earnestness :
"If yon only knew one half he has some
through, yoa would not wonder tha. this
last misfortune is a drop too much." and
leaning her head on her husband's s'loolde r
the cobbed afresh.
"I would like to hold you ou my la J, my
boy, may I have that pleasure V ankud the
old man of the little boy.
Yeththir," was the frank asseni, and
the little fellow sat quietly where bt . was
placed, while Jennie looked op ino the
benign face beside her.
"Yon roast exense me, sir," the old 'man
said, addressing the . husband and fither,
"but I feel very much like taking libmies.
Will yoa be so good as to relate so much as
yon may choose of your history? I feel
strangely anxious to heart it."
. There was sympathy in every ac. and
every tone of the old mac, and the sore
heart of the troubled young man , was very
thankful to unbnrden itself. . .
- His name was George Howard, ht , laid, j'
that is, this was tha only naraeha knew any-'
j thing about, for he wa's a foundling taken
from the cold stone '.floor of a hall in the;
public building one cold autumn morning.
He was then about two years old, had been
drugged and left there Jo perinh, or to be
picked up, as the cae might be. A kind
gentleman had found him, and for six or
eight years he was well cared for, and hap
py. Then his friend died, and he found
himeely cast out on the mercy of strangers.
Ha was taken into a family where they
were not kina to their own children to him
they had dined every pleasure and every
advautage, He could not obtain time to go
to school, but had managed to get candles
and to study at night. Thus he mastered
book-keeping and some other things, and
at eighteen yarsv ef ?9-hjd obtained a
good place id. a etore. At twenty he had
fallen in love with a sweet and worthy
girl, and after two more years of toil, in
spite of the opposition of her proud rela
lives, he had married her. This was a
mistake, he stippoed, at least everybody
seemed to consider it so. They ought to have
waited. But his salery was quite sufficient
to live on, and what more did they need ?
They were very happy ; but alas ! ihere
came a chatige. A bank exploded some
where ; then another and another ; then the
merchant began to nhake, mid like a row
of bricks standing close together, when the
first one sers a blow, down they all fell,
and his employer- among them.
There wa no getting a situation. Hun
dred of clerks, and many merchants, also,
were out of business. George determined
to go West. Then he met with many mis
fortunes ; he was a long time sick, he was
several times cheated, and once burned
out ; all that he took out with him was 60on
What made the trooble so bad, was th
fact that his family were with his wife's re
latives, and he knew very well how they all
talked to her; he knew how hard it was for
her high and true heart lo bear to hear him
blamed for everything, and undervalued and
condemned. So he had striven and earn
ed and borrowed money enough to go for
his family, and they had started for a home
in the great West, and now this blow had
fallen upon them, it was too much.
"I am now without a dollar in the world,"
concluded George, aid the poor fellow let
his head sink upon his breast, and two
tears fell from his great, sad eyes.
"Cheer up my man," said the stranger,
"you Know 'tis an old saying, that the dark
est hour is just before the dawn. And if a
man ever trusts and hopes in God, it should
be when he mott needs to. And you are in
that place now."
"Yes, I think I am," returned George,
gloomily. "And .it is very hard. I had
' toped our west troubles were over "
! "Well 1 tnintc tney are said tneir ccm
j panion, smiling. "Here, Mr. Conductor,
'. (for that functionary at that moment paused
beside our group,) I pay for three yon
don't charge anything for my children, you
( know."
"It is exceedingly kind of you, sir," said
George; "but but you must give u your
! name and address, that we may know
where lo send the money when we become
able to return it."
j You will have no difficulty in returning
! it, my man, as I reside in the same town to
i which oo are bound. My name is Apple-
ton. Every body in knows me."
) Little Josy, who had been looking in
tently at the stranger, here excla'med :
j "You looks like mine papa"
i ,The child is right," said his mother.
, "If you will excuse my saying it, sir, there
never was father and son looked more alike
than do yon and my husband."
The gentleman was visibly Bgitated.
For a moment he made no reply ; tnen
said :
"I lost my only son when he was two
years of age. He was stolen away, and we
could never find him.
"Now, young man, 1 do not say thai yon
are really my stolen 6on. There is perhaps
no reasonable proof that you are. Bnt the
time and manner of your discovery would
suggest that it moy be so.
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I over you as it never has y
. . 4
My heart yearns
yearneu over any
living creature since my boy disappeared.
I have never been blessed with another
child. 1 will take you all to my home, if
you are willing to go with the stranger."
Was not the darkest hour nearest the
dawn ?
Georg and his family went with the old
man to his home his large palatial home,
no longer solitary as h had been. The mo
ment Mrs. Appleton's eyes fell upon George
she clasped her hands and gazed as one in
a trance gazed long and earnesly, and
then liuddenl) , as one who had made up
her mind to shut out all doubt, she fell upon
his neck and cried: "My eon! Oh, my
long lost son !"
George's dark days were over, and his
morning had risen.
'Madam said the keeper at the gate of
Kensington' Garden, 'I cannot permit you
to take your dog into the garden,'
'Don't yoa see, my good friend,' said the
Isdy, petting a couple of shillings into the
keeper's hand, 'that it is a cat, and not a
'Madam,' said the keeper, instantly soft
ening the tone ot his voice, 'I beg your par
don for my mistake ; I now see clearly, by the
aid of tha pair of specticles yoa have been
6o good as to give me, that it is a cat, and
not a dog.
If yon discharge a jest at a friend, or a
gun at a woodcock, be tore that it im't oot
0f season.
How a Man Feels on the Battle Field.
Few persons are there who have not
some curiosity about battle fields, and who
do not lie pi re to know how men feel when
under fire, especially before custom ha?
made them feel indifferent or secure. Most
of thope who were at Donelson muM
have had this experience an the field was
such that few could go to any part of it
without incurring more or less rik. Hard
ly any one could see the enemy or guns,
and consequently the firt intimation ol
their presence u ould be the falliog of a shell
or the rattling of shot or balls in his imme
diate vicinity.
I do not suppose I have much pysical or
mor&l courage, but the sensations under
fire, judging from ray, from
what is expected.
A reasoning man at first feels alarmed,
and his impulse is to run away ; and if he
has no reason to Eland, he does run ; but
at each exposure, he grows less timid, and
alter hearing canifter aod grape about his
ears a dozen times, begins to think he is
not destined to be hurt.
He still feels rather uneasy, perphaps;
but the danger beno'iie fascinating, and,
though he don't wish to be hit, he likes to
have narrow escapes, and so voluntarily
place himself in a posi'ion where he can
incur more risk.
After a li:ile while he begins to reason
the matier : reliecis upon the doctrine of
probabilities, and how much powder ai:d
and lead is necessarily wasted before a
man is killed ot wounded. Why should he
be, he thinks, o much more unlucky than
many other peop'e ; and he soon can hear
the whizzing of bullets with a tolerable da
gree of equanimity , though he involuntari
ly dodges, or tries to do lge. the cannon
balls or shells that go howling around his
immedia e neighborhood. In the afternoon
he is quite a different creature from what
be was in the morning, and in voiuiar lj
smiles to c-ee a man betray the same tre
pidation which he himself exhibited a few
hoors before.
The more he is exposed to fire, the bet
ter he can bear it ; and the timid being of
to-day is the hero ol to morrow; and he
who runs from danger on the first battle
field will run irto it on the next, and court
the hazard he once o dreaded.
The courage, as it is styled, is little more
with most men than custom ; and they
learn to despise what has often threatened
without causing them harm. If wounded,
they learn wounds are less painful to bear
than they had sopposed,and then the doctrine
of probabilities teaches them once more
they are less liable to be wounded again.
So the mental process goes on until the
nerves become by degreess the 6ubjec!j of
will; and he only Icara who has not the
will to be brave.
Life in tbe Country.
A merchant, turned farmer, in a letter
one ot his old city triends, says:
"You seem to think that the society of
fanners and rural residents must bu exceed
ingly dull aiul stupid. 1 can assure you it
is not so My neighbors in the country may
not be quick and read)' in conversation as
my old lrinnds in the city, and their at'en
tiou may not have been directed to so jreat
a diveiti:y of subjects, but their knowledge
in less feuperficial, and their judgement far
more sound and reliable. B it oven if in
tellectually inferior, which 1 do not admii,
they are certainly morally superior. Take
a hundred individual, without any picking
from my new neighbors, and a like number
from tiie old. and there will be found more
among the former than the latter who de
serve and might command your mo al re
spect and approbation men who are hon
est, sincere and reliable, and of gooJ moral
habits and worth of character. For my oami
part, I take more pleasure i;i the society of
the good than in lhat of t!;e roguish and un
principled, Lo the la er ever to smart
Then again I can be more vr itli my family
than when keeping store, and can more ea
sily keep my children from th8 contamina
tion of evil companions. But the crowning
recommendation of my farming pursuit is
this : I feel that I am working together with
God in providing f u (he primary wants of
his human family."
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Wine More Deadly Than Cannon
Wendell Phillips, in his late address al
the Music Half said:
4 I know a soldier in the army of the Po
tomac who was picked up in the streets of
PhildJrldhiaotiH year ago a complete wreck
a confirmed inebriate, but who was by the
love of a sister and the charity of a Boston
home placed once more on his feet. He
wa at Ball's Bluff, and three times with
unloaded musket charged upoii the enemy.
He was one of the six who heroically de
fended and brought away the body ol the
fallen leader of that bloody fight The cap
tain of tbe company to which he belonged
died in hir arms receiving the last words of
consolation from his lips. He was after
wards conspicuous in tbe conflict until the
orders were given for each one to seek his
own safety. Removing some of his appar
el he plunged into the inhospitable river,
and after great exertion landed on the op
posite bank, seven miles below the encamp
ment. Nearly exhausted, chilled, halt-clad
half-starved, he finally reached the camp.
The captain of tbe next company to which
he belonged, kindly said to bira, pouring
out a glass of wine, "Let me give you this
yon will perish without it." "I thank you
sir," said the soldier,' "but I would sooner
face all the cannonjof the enemy than taste
that glass of wine."
3onry in the Soalh.
A Norfolk correspondent of the Richmond
Dispatch give this graphic picture of the
difficulties attending the present condition
of Confederate currency :
"I eanii.g over the counter a puzzled vol
unteer was endeavoring to reckon up the
change jnst paid out by the sleek haired
clerk. Before him lav a quantity of muti
lated bills, raed and dirty pieces of pa
per, bits of card board, printed checks, a
few copper pennies, milk-tickets, postage- j
stamps, ana otner interesting specimens ot
the present outrageous ''coin of the realm."
Over and over again the puzzled volunteer
essayet to count the villainous currency,
and over and over aain he tailed to find it
fatist'actrry. It was loo much for his rustic
arithmetic the problem was too difficult to
solve upon only ten fingers. The bystan
ders lauuhed. The money was spread out
upon the show case as young ladies lay
card upon a table in telling fortune?, and
the soldier stood before it, searchingly ex
aming every piece. "Do you call this
money?"' he asked, taking up a 6mall yel
low parallelogram, looking very much like
the brass card on the top of a sardine box.
"Do you call thi money 1" holding op an
advertisement of fine Havana cigars, "and
this " a bit lor fifteen cents, in which some
weak-minded printer had gone raving mad
in different kinds of type, " Good for out shave
(reading slowly) Dick, the barber." ''Do you
call this money The sleek haired clerk
whs puzzled alo. ' 111 pass all over town ;
indeed it will sir." Once more the soldier
ecrutinizes the rasged and incongruous pile
and grasping it in one hand, soloquized:
( So ibis is money money? Ha! I call
it stuff. Why a man might hold his hand
full, and then have bu' thirty-seven cents
in money."
Took Hub Chanou When the rebel
Hearr.-er E H.Lewis was captured in the
Gulf by the New London, there were among
the passengers a young eirl and her slave
woman. The slave declined to go ashore
with her mistress at Biloxi, and the follow
ing colloquy occurred :
' Would you leae me. Rose, and al! your
friend, to go among strangers?
"I know, Missus, it am bery hard to lebe
yon ; for IVe taken care of you eter
pince yon were born, and de Lord knows
how 1 lub you and all my kindred ; but you
see Missus, if 1 go back I'se a slave apd you
know, Missus, now Massa whipped mt de
mornir.g ;fora we come away, and if he
takes a notion to etll ma, he will; so. Mis
sus, I radi.r stay here and go up norf with
the Yankees, -a here I shall be free, Missus."
Capt. Smith tcld her the might rema'.u, if
she chose, so she remained. The scene at
the parting of mistress aud servant is des
cribed by the lookers on as verey touching.
She will remain on Ship Island. Captain
Sittith assigned her a place in the house at
tached to the light house, and she makes
herself very useful in washing for the offi
cers. Uxci.k Abe. A good story is told of
cncle Abe and Col. Wetler :
'Mr. President," said Col Weller, "I
have called on you to say that I most heart
ily e:idure the conservative position you
President, 'I am heartily glad to hear
you say this.'
'Yes,' said Weiler , 'I desire an appoint
ment to aid in this work.'
'What do you want,' asked Abrahm.
I desire to be appointed Commodore in
the Navy.' said Weller.
The President replied Colonel, I'did
not think you. had any experience as a sail
or.' 'I never had, Mr. President,' said Wel
ler ; 'but, judging from the Brigadier Gen
eral you have appointed in Ohio, tha less
experience a man has, the higher position
he attains.'
A Good Name.
A good name is bove all price. Have
you not fo-jnd it to young man, you whose
well-known virtues have placed you in a
position which yon occupy with feelings of
commendable pride ! Gold and talent what
are those without character? A light to
render darkness visible, gilding, which, by
contrast, makes the substance more revolt
ing ! Cherish it. then, all ye who possess it
guard it carefully for depend upor. this,
purity nce tarnished, the nn wearying effort
will hardly restore it to its pristine lustre
Let it attend you through the journey of
life, crowning your days with peace and
happiness. And when the treasure is no
longer needful to you, it shall descend lo
your po-terity, a legacy with whichmillions
on millions would not bear to be compared.
Too Tbcc. In the U. S. Senate, a few
days since, Mr Wil-son, Republican Sen
ator from Massachusetts, in speaking on
Government affairs, said :
'Why the view the world has on us, i
that we are a nation of he almost said
thieves ; but he would say plunderers, in
the midst of a war for tbe life of tbe coun
try." That is true enough and the Senator
might have added that the men of his party
are the thieves.
Things that never stop- He thai is good
will become better, and he that is bad,
worse ; for virtue, vice and time never
Truth is like a torch, the more il is sha
ken tbe more it 'bines.
Eerublican Intolerance.
The Republican party has had a very
brief existence, but brief as that existence
has been, it has exhibited more bigoted
intolerance toward all those who differ with
it on questions of National policy, than
any other party that ever had an" existence
in this coun ry. Thisis the more inexcusable
Irom the fact, that it commenced its career
with loud professions in favor of the largest
ammouit of liberty to all cUsses, conditions
and rncc of men, taking info its freedom
loving arms ' all the world and the rest of
mankir.d." It baltled throughout its first
Presidential Campaign with "Free Speech,
Free Press, Free Homes and Fremont" as
its motto emblazoned on its banners alt
over the country.
It pas-ed through its second Campaign,
if possible, with- even g'eclar pioco;?ohs
of love for freedom. Members of this free
dom loving party were 6een to turn up their
eyes in holy horror, al the idea of Southern
men preventing abolition fana.ics from
preaching sedition amongst tbem and inci
ciling their slaves io insurrection, pronounc
ing it a terrible 'outrage on free speech.
Well this party got into power by gulling
the people with . these lying professions.
And now how do tb?y . proceed to - carry
them out ? By making good their profes
sion and granting unrestrained liberty of
speech and the press ? Not a bit of it.
But il some unfortunate fellow in an un
guarded moment happens to criticize some
act of the administration in power, be is
im medially "spotted" as a traitor, and Mr.
Secretary Seard has ; him arrested by
telegraph and lodged in Fori Lafayette. Or
it he express the opinion that the Repub
lican parly is oot the purest and best party
the world ever saw, he is denounced as a
secessionist by a pack of newly fledged
patriots and "Union Sliders," who never
felt a genuine patriotic emotion lir in their
breasts. Or if a newspaper EJi or intimile
that the management of the War Depart
ment under the administration of Simon
Cameron has not been as scrupulously
honest as it might have been, he is pm down
as an enemy of the government. Or if -he
presames to suggest, that this m not ex
actly the right time for inaugurating the
"first bajever given in the White House"
he is politely informed by some idiotic
fmatic that his establishment is to be torn
; d n by mob, an J his paper snp-
pressed by the government. Snch, gentle
readar are a few of the practical i!ius:ra
lions of the Republican docirins of "free
speech and a free press."
But, thank God, a better day seems to te
dawning upon us, the reign of terror and
, fanaticism is rapidly drawing to a close
1 reason is beginning to resume her sway,
J sensible and intelligent Republicans now
; look at things more calmly and that kind
of work is left almost entirely in the hands
J of a few big boys who reached their matu
; rity at ten years of age.
I With a Democrat at the head of the War
Department, a Democrat at the head of the
j Army and Democratic Generals commaning
! almost every division, we may expect sn
; energetic forward movement, with negro
, emancipation in the back ground, and the
l restoraiion of the Union and the preerva
, tion of the Constitution as the Pole Star for
! the guidance of every patriotic heart,
j With patriotic and conservative officers
to lead on our brave troops, such as Mc
Clellan, Halleck, Dix, Butler, Sherman,
McClernand and the galient Col John A.
Logan of Illinois who, at the battle ol Fort
Donelson, when his men were falling thick
and fast around him, and ha himself fear
fully wounded, rode along the lines, waving
his hat and crying ool iinffer death boys,
but disgrace never." With such men in the
field, we say, there is hope for the country
God speed the day, when Northern fanat
icsm and Southern treason shall find" a com
mon grave, when the glorious Siars and
Stripes the banner of the' Union shall
wave in triumph from Maine to Tesas,
when sectional hate and animosi y shall be
banished from the
conri'ry, we trust.
ever, and when we shall again ' know
north, no South no Eeist, no If est, but
common bond in a common brotherhoop.
Ccnius and Labor.
Alexander Hamilton once said to an in
timate friend ; "Men give rce some credit
for genius. AH the genius I have lies just
in this ; when I have a mbject in hand t
study it profoundly. Day and night i. is
before me. I explore il in all its beatings.
My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then
the effort which I make the people are
pleased to call the fruit of geniut. It is the
fruit of labor and thought "
Mr. Webster once replied to a gentleman
who pressed him to speak ou a subject of
great importance :
'The subject interests me deeply, but I
have no: time. There, sir," pointing lo a
high pile of letters on the table, "is a pile
of unanswered letters to which I must reply
before ihe close of the session, (which wa
then three days ) I have no lime to mas
ter the subject so as to do it justice."
"But Mr. Websier, a few wo?ds from yon
would do much to awaken public attention
to it."
If there be so much weight in my words
as you represent, it is because I do not al
low myself to speak ot any subject until
my mind is imbued with it."
DemoMheues was once urged to speak
on a great snd sudden emergency. "I am
not prepared," said he, and obstinately re.
The law of labor is equally binding on
genius and mediocrity. - . -