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I WISH 1 WIS A FEllOW."
I wish I was a "fellow,"
A "fellow" yourg and gay ;
Aad owned a gallant charger,
A aorrel black or bay.
0 then I'd bay him forage,
Both corn, and oats and hay,
And silver mounted harness,
With other trappings gay.
Fd purchase then a carriage,
la summer time to ride ;
To journey thro' the valley,
And down the mountain's side.
1 thn would ask some damsel,
U itb me to ride along ;
Languishing'?" I'd talk to her
And sing some merry song.
Arrd when the stars are twinkling,
The moon is shining bright;
"We'd ride along the river
Some clear and pleasant night.
We'd view the wafers tparkling
Beneath the moonlight's rays.
Just like the dam-mg, graceful,
Of many elfin fasys.
We'd hear the gentle zephyrs
Soft sighing in the trees;
And bear the leaflets rustle
While flutt'ring ia the breeze.
I boldly then, but gently,
Her lilly hand would eize ;
Softly press my lips upon
(Thai's if I'd not displease.)
I'drrcle my arm around
Her slight and fairy form,
I'd kiss her forehead snowy ;
Draw close her trembling lorm.
I'd ask her if she loved me,
And if I could be blest
With but bold my ramblmg pen,.
They'll have to guess the rest.
MUGGINS IS OURS.
The indomitable and onterrifieJ O. C. K
thrdls os to ecstacy by his fiery account of
the reJoctioa of Fort Maggins, in Ac
comac, and oar reaJers will join with u?
in praising the marvelous wisdom evinced
bv iha celebrated Cant. Villiam Brown in
nroclam&tion fo th Dress. The idea of "
iiiinir thj ncnulu all tha news Ot armies
. . 9 . - . i t.- '"mation concerning McCle'Ian's tlan for an
with which ther bare nothing more to dot - -
.u- f.,.;.K ; advance to Manages
man is ii.iuiicu in mc uunaiiuu iu iuiiiiu
pay, fool, arms and clothing therefor, is
simply ridiculous, and must not be encour
aged by great men. Voila ! x
The Grand Army of the Totomac, my
boy, is still requiescat in peace and mud ; and .
at the request of the superintendent of a
celebrated lunatic asylum, Secretary Sian-j
ton has forbidden the press to publish any j
news whatever. A Friend ot Justice repre
sented to the Secietary that this order woutd
affect but few newspapers ia the country,
as it is a well-known fact that a majority of
the journals of the Uuited Sta es of America
never attempt to give any news; but the
Secretary said that he never read any paper
but the Weehawken Patriot, and had ad
dressed a letter to that sheet, showing ihat
his sole object in issuing the order was
not to fetter the press, but to give Gen. Mc
Clellan proper credit before the country.
Not being a statesman, my boy, and not !
wearing spectacles, I can't see the matter '
ia this light. In fact, as t said before, the ,
order is really given for the relief of lonatic !
Myromfl; as there is good reason to believe ,
tlial a persistence of the press in giving re :
liable war" news for another six months
would make all our fellow countrymen as
crazy as so many,' Congressmen.
I know a man, my boy, who was driven
to loaacy by reliable war news. He was .
ia the prirce of life when the war broke out, i
an) took such an interest in the straggle '
that it loon became nearly equal lo the in
terest on his debts. With all the enthusi- ,
asm of Tegetab'e youth he subscribed for j
all the papers, and commenced to read all j
the reliable war news. In this way be
learned that all was qniet pa the Potomac,
and immediately went to congratulate his
friends and purchase six American flags.
On the following morning he wrapped
himself in the banners of his country and '
learned from all the papers that all was
quiet on the Potomac. His joy at once be
came intense; be'hoisted a flag on the
lightning-rod of his domicil, purchased a
- national Docket-handkerchief, bought six
band-organs that played the Star Spangled j
Ban nerand drank nothing bni gun powder .
, tea. In the jtaxt six months, however, ;
there was a great change in our military :
- aSairs; the back bone of the rebellion was '
troken, the sound of thunder came from all ;
-rartaof the sky, and filtyihree excellent!
family jonmals iLformed the enthusiast that I
all was quiet on the Potomac He now be- j
.tame fairly mad with, bliss, and volunteer-
ed to sit op with a young lady whose broth- j
er wa.i a soldier. On the following morn- j
r" ho commenced to read Bancroft's H' i
tory cf lie United States, with Harddee-s
appended, oaly paosics loog
enough to learn from the daily press that j
all was quiet on the Potomac. Thus, in a j
fairy dream of delicious joy, passed the j
greater part of this devoted patriot's life j
and even a his hair turned gray and his I
form began to bend with old age, his eye I
flashed in eternal youth over the still relia-
t,e wmr neW9' At ,enSlh 'here came a
Erea cnange in me military career ol the
republic, the rebellion received its death-
wound, and Washington's Birth-day boomed
upon the Uni ed States of America. It was
the morning of thai glorious day, and the
venerable patriot was tottering about the
room with his cane, when his great grand
child, a lad of twenty-five, came thunder
ing into the room with forty-three daily
papers under his arm. - j
Old man !' says he, in transport, 'there's
'Boy, boy !' says the aged patriot, 'do hot
trifle with me. Can it be that'
'Bet your life !' .
'Is it then a fact that'
'Ami to believe that'
All is ciet on ths Potomac! !
It was too much for the venerable Brn-
tus ; clutched at the air, spun once on his
left heel, sang a stave of John Brown's
Body, and stood transfixed with ecstacy. j
'Thanx heving,' says he, 'for sparing me
too see this day !' '
After which he became hcpelesslv insane
my boy, and raved so awfully about all oar
great generals turning into mudlarks that
his afflicted family had to send" him to
Th:s veracious and touching biography
will show you how dangerous to public
health is reliable war news and convir.ee
you that the Secretary's order to the press
is only a proper insanitary measure.
I am all the more resigned to it, my boy,
because it afferts me so "little, that I am
even able to give yon a strictly reliable ao
count of a great movement shortly to take
Yesterday, as I sat sipping the Oath in
my room, and attentively examininz a mir-
ror which reflected with life-like accuracy
the yenng woman doinz up her black hair der it to examine if the saddle girth wis
in a room across the strest. my pase. Mr. all right "the fort is right betore ns in tse
Mortimer Montague, introduced a facina- foj, and the rebels are awake Let the
ting youih. whose serpentine looks. Mz bo- Chester County Compam advance w th
qnet. and pprishable "loves, made me think their howitzer, and fire to the northeas;"
of a barker confounded with a tailor under The. Chester County Company, my buy,
p'ediie of compromise with a ladies' shoe- instantly wheeled their howitzers into pr si
maker. ton and sent 8' roe pounds of grape to ads
'Yonrrame, sir?' says I, with a alight
Wvl-nnf .r.i .-k i ,ir,
.. ...w... rj . , ( ir iinw Lnii . aii-:i
conghinz, when my visitor puis on a enongh
airs lo sive nvbody a cold
Joke.' says he fmi'ins lik Mi-s. Gam-
bter when he steps ashore at New Orleans
( ttf ilk Kla rvAnL'Al fal!
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'How did you get it, my Adonis?' says
'lam acqnamtpd with one of the cham
bermaid at the White Honse.' says he,
'and she divulsed the plan.'
'Well.' says I, 'there's (he greenback, and
now for the plan.'
The beautiful stranser cleared his voice
with a lozenjre, and. says he:
j 'The plan is this : A secret circular is
; lo be immediately issued to all ihe briga
dier on the Potomac informing them thut
a new bar-room has jnst bepn opened at
Manasses. with free lunch every day.
It is calculated that this exciting document
will produce an immediate advance of the
whole Potomac army to the point named as
the brigadiers are all snch strict temperance
men that they wonld consider it their reli
pious duty to immediately pat the liqnor
out of the way. Nothing, in fact, could
prevent an immediate and irresistible ad-
Tance onder such circumstances r
'Admirable young man !' says I 'if what
y0D ay De true, Manasses is doomed.
The South is destined to speedy homilia-
tjon ; for onr brigadiers will pitch 'er and
tumble 'er about so that whatever peace
we offer ber she will be but too glad to gob-
let up while she can.'
From this conversation, my boy, yon can
infer what yo choose: but it seems sound,
The South will be whipped at her strong
hold, even if it be h'old ale. A britisher
ventured 10 tell the general of the Mackerel
Brigade the other day that be didn't .think
the South could be beaten.
'The Sooth !' says the general, suffering
a bit of lemon peel to come to the l rout in
his mouth, "The Souht ! whj my dear old
Rosbif, we can lick her without half-trying.'
I went down to Accomac early in the
week, bt boy, bavins heard that Cai-iain
Villiam Brown and the conic section of the
Mackerel Brigade were about tQ march
npon Fort Muggins, where Jeff Davis, s
Beauregard, Mason, Slidell, Yancey, and !
the whole rebel Congress were believed to
be intrenched. Mounted on mv goihic
teed Pegasus, who "only blew down once
in the whole journey, 1 repaired to Viilaim's .
department, and was taking note ol the ,
advance upon a sheet of pajer spread npon (
'he ground, when the commander of, Acco
mac approached me, and says he :
Whot are yoo doing, my bantam ?'
'fro taking noles,' says I, 'for a journal !
which has buch an immense circulation ;
among our gallant troops that, when they
begin to read it in the camps, it looks, trom
dislnce, as though there bad just been a
heavy snow storm
Ah Tfays Villiam, jhfoghtu!Iy fhews-j
papers and snow storma are somewhat
alike ; lor both make black appear white.
But,' pays Villiam, philosophically, Mhe
snow is more moral ; for yon can't lie in
that with safety, a yon can in a newspaper.
In the lancnace of General Grant at Done!
son,' says Villaim, sternly: 'I propose to
move npoi, your works immediately.'
And with that he planted one of his boots
right in the middle of mj paper.
'Read that ere Napoleonia dockjment,'
says Villiam, handing me a scroll. It was
as follows :
Having noticed that the press of the Uni
ted States of America is making a ass of
Itself, by giving information to - the enemy
concerning the belt methods of carrying on
the strategy of war, I do hereby assume
control of all special correspondents, for-
bidding them to transmit anything but pri
vate business; neither they, nor their wives,
nor their children, to the third and fourth
1. It is ordered, that all advice ftom edi
tors to the War Department, to the general
commanding, or the generals commanding
the armies in the field, be absolutely for
bidden ; as such advice is calculated tc
make the United States of America a idiot.
n. Any newspaper publishing any nawi
whatever," however obtained, shall be ex
eluded from all railroads and steamboats ii
order thai country journals, which receive
may not be injured in cirkylation.
It. Thiscontro! of Special Correspondent
does not include the correspondent of ths
London Times who wouldn't be believe I
if be published all the news of the nei t
Christian era. By order of
Viiliarn Brown, E-kevire,
Capt. Conic Section Mackeral Brigade.
I had remounted Pegasus while rea-lim
this able Piste paper, my boy. and had just
finished it, when a nervous member of tl e
advan e-jrnard, accidentally touched off a
cannon, whose report was almost immeci-
ately answered by one from ihe der.se fig
' Ha!'' says Capt. Villiam Brown, sudden- ;
ly leaping from his steed, and creeping ui- .
the meridian, the roar of their weapons of
death being instantaneously answered bf a
tbuiidenn2 crah in the fo.
r. tz. o ii,.i
r or - -
L-'II10II U. lirUIiriM d. .HKCICt UJ
ade now went forward fix yards at double
quick and poured in a raitliiii volley cf
nnkeiry dodging fearlessly when exactly
ihe sari.e kitui of a volley was heard in the
iaU at,d ihina that they miht have a e.v
rebels lor supper
"ila " says Captain ViHiam Brown, when
he noticed that nobody seemed to be kiiled
yet; 4 Pr vidence i on our side and this
here unnatural retel'ion is squelched Let
the Anatomical Cavalry charge into the fog
and demand the surrender of For. Muj:i ns"
continued Villiam, compresin2 his lips
with mad valor, " while I repair to that tree
back there and see if there is not a fiendish
secessionist lurking behind it."
The Anatomical Cavalry imraedis lely
dismounted from their hordes, which vere
too old to be used in a charge, and galii.mly
entered the log, with their sables between
their teeth, and their hands in their pocket
-it being a part of their tactics to catch a
rebel betore cutting his head oft
In the meantime, my boy, the Chester
county howitzers and the Mackerel muikets
were burling a continuous fire intc the
clouds, stirring op the augals,and loos ning
the smaller planets. Sturdily anwere I the
"bels Irom the log begirt fort, bat not one
of our men bad yet fell
Captain Villiam Brown was jnst coning
down frora.the lop of a very tall tree whith
er be had gone to search for masked bitter
ie, when the tog commenced lifiiog, and
disclosed the Antomical Cavalry returning
at doable quick.
j Instantly our Mre ceased, and so did that
of the ret'als.
"IJoi s the tor? "orremter to trie inited
States of America?" says Villiam to ihn cap
tan. of the Anatomical-.
The gallant dragoon sighed, and say he :
'I used my magnifying g!as,bulcouId find
no fort '
At this moment, my boy. a sharp sun warn
cleft ihe fog s a sword does a vail, and the
mist rolled away Jiom tha scene i 1 two
volumns, disclosing to our view 1 fine
cabbage patch, with a dense woo. I
Villiam deliberately raised a bottle to his
e sand gazed through it upon the anex-
"Ha 1" sas he, sadly, "the garrisoi has
cut its way through the fog and escapsd but
Fort Muggins is ours Let lb- flag if our
Union be plamed on ihe ramparts, says Vil
m, witn much perspiration aud" X wil
immeuiaieiy iBUe a proclamation o i
people of the UuiieJ Sinie ot Ameri.ta.''
Beieviug that Vdtiam was some wi at too
hasty in bis conclusions, my boy, I ven
tured to insinuate that what he had taken
for a fort in the fog, was really nothing ba:
a cabbage incloeure, and thai ihe eicaped
were purely imaginary.
"Imaginary 1" says Villiam, hastily pla
cing bis canteen ia hi pocket. Why dida't
you hear the roar of their artillery i
"Do yon see that thick wood yoider?"
Says he, ''his visible to the undressed
wen, rays i, wnai you iook jor ie
sound ol rebel firins. was only the echo of
1 1 1 1 ' 1 1 .1 v t i. a i r . i '
your owti firing, in that wood "
Villiam pondered for a few moments my
boy, like one who was considering the pro
priety of saying nothing in as few words as
possible, and then he looked angrily at me
and says he:
"My proclamation for the press will cov
er all this,and the news of this here engage
ment will keep until the war is over Ah 1
says Villiam, 'I wouldn't have the news of
this affair published on any account, for if
the Government thought I wa trying to cab'
bage in my Department, i( would make me
minister to Russii immediate'y.'
As the Conic section of the Mackerel Bri.
gade returned slowly to head -quarters, my
boy, I thought to myself How often does
man, after makiug something his particular
forte, discover at last that it is only a cabbage-patch,
and hardly large enough at that
for a big hog like himself !
Obphcus C. Kcrr.
The Mule Driver and General Nelson.
Oar boys are furious for practical jokes,
and are constantly on the lookout for sub
jects. One was recently procured in the
person of a new teamster, who had the
charge of six large shaggy mules. John
was also the proprietor of two bottles of old
Bourbon -a contraband in camp which a
wag discovered, and resolved to possess.
Being aware that the driver's presence was
an impediment to the theft, he hit upon
the following plan to get rid of him
And approaching the driver, who was
busy currying his mules, he acroted him
with : "I say .old fe!low what are you doing
"Can't you see 1" replied John gruff-
"Certainly," responded the wag. " but
that is not your business. It is after tattoo,
and there is a fellow hired here by the Gen
eral, who curries all the rau'.e and horses
brought in after tattoo."
The mule-driver bit at once, and wanted
to know where ihe hai dresser kept him
self. Whereupon he was directed to Gen.
Nelson's lent, with the assurance that there
was whre the fellow hung out.
"You can't mistake the man," said the
large fellow, and puts on a
. ,. - r. -
monaering s.gni oi ar, a ... ... ....
'"-. He will probably refuse to do a
, and -ell you lo go to ihe devil, but don t
' mind that, he has been drinking to day.
fcr a man in his
Mk him come o-it, sure."
John posted off, and enterine the tent
where our Napolean of ;he Fourth Division
sat in deep reverie, probably considering
the most expeditious method of expelling
the rebel BocLner trom his native Slate,
slapp'f g him on the back with force nulti
cieut to annihilate a man of ordinary size
Spr lining to hi feet, the General accosted upon the body at arue must, sooner or U'er (nun on e of his peculiar speeches delivered
his uninvited guesi with, " Well, t-ir, who bring Republicanism into the condition ol while he had the honor of a seat in Con
are yon, and what the devil do you want!" Dr. Holme's one horse flay winch ftent j rtf.s At that day our country w a st war
'Old boss, I've got a job for you now out in a cluud of dust all of a sud 'en, one j irh Mexico, the Republican party'up;.o
six mules to be curried, and righl off, too," fine day. Between con-ervatives and radi ,he war denounced it as "urmece-sarv
. cap,ain Df mules, nothing daunted
at the flashing eye of the General
"Do you know whom ou are address
ing, sirf-'abked the indignant comman-
"es," said John, elevating his voice to
pitch which rendered the words andib'e
a square Olt, you are me leuuw iiiren uy
Uncle Sam to clean mules, and I won't
- . 1 f . 1 1 I-: 1 I ..
have any fooli-hness Clean them mules,
and I'd give joa a drink of bnsthead."
"You infernal villain!" exclaimed the
General now perfectly furious. "I am Gen.
Nelson, commander ol this division!"
John placed the thumb of his right hand
against bis nose, and extending hi fintiers,
waved them slowly, in a manner supposed
by some to be indicative ol great wi-
The General's sword leaped from its scab-
bard, and John from the lent just in lime to
save his bead.
Our boy drank the "big mule driver's"
health in the Bourbon. The story soon got
out, and i& now the joke of the season.
Tam.t Patriotism in Baltimore. Our
, . .
Union friends of Baltimore have just been
spurring up some of their Secesh citizens to
a prompt though lardy display of loyalty
suited to the times After the surrender of
Fort Donelson an effective number of the
friend of Government paid a visit lo the
proprietor o! the Baltimore Sm which
paper, with former Southern proclivities,
ha latterly obsered a sullen silence in po
litical matters and reminded thern that the
American flag was not visible in or around
the establishment. After a breif interval
the omission was rectified. The proprietor
of Barnum's Hotel, another Sou:hern sym
pathiser, had his attention called lo the
same delect noticeable about bit. premises,
with an equal happy effect. Bunting was al
so raised on the lop of the Washington
Monument, which was excessively disa(.ie
ful to the numerous Secesh dwellings in the
neighborhood Altogether, our numerous
Irieuda in the Monumental Ciij feeera to be
getting on very well.
A distinguished divine, on a certain oc
casion, while preaching with his usual elo
quence and power, said: "Breihren, I
sometimes illustrate my subject in this
manner;' and putting bis haudkerchif to his
noae, blew a blast load enough to wake the
seven leepers. That was not ihe intended
illustration, bat some of hie bearers thought
Forcible Reasons fr 'laititainin? the Demo
The New Havpn (C, le.,is,t ;r .Ia,;n
the rfanm lor refusins to surrender the
Democratic nrsatiiation in that State, thi.e
forcibly and truthfully delineates the mis
sion and duty ot the Democratic part :
The mission of the Democratic party is a
high and noble one. It is to see that the
Union is preserved, ihe Constitution is
maintained inviolate, the law executed the
Government sustained, and prosper ty re
Ktnrpd In ihe rniinlrt. Onl nf nnirpr it in its
mi-sion to illustrate the correctness of its
principles by an obedient ucquie.ence to !
the form of government which it has insti-
tuted as if it were in possesion of Covers
ment. The vital principle of Democracy ,
. . . i
is, that the majority muM govern; af the j
same time, it is ihe mission of the Demo- j
oral! nartv ir oa that iliom ara no Hoviaw
lions from the chapter which ptescribes our I
form of govenment. and the rights of all cit-
izens under it. Whilst we maintain our
loyalty at every point, and stand firm to our
obligations, we must prove our sincerity
and faith in popular government, by taking
care thai no infringements are practiced
upon the common weal. Standing by the
Constitution, therefore, the Democratic par
ty i impregnable; and whaiever other or
ganizations may do, we must not be deceiv
ed or misled However thick the darkness,
we must eteer by the pole star of the Con
tlilution for there is no other safety. If
we loose that, we are hopelessly bewilder
ed. Like the Christian Church which has
outlived alike persecutors and treachery, j that cellars, and rooms on .the northern may be able to leave to your children for
from the earnest laiih ol its followers, the sides of buildings, or apartments into which i tunes, but riches take to themselves win".
Democratic party, the party of the Cotisii-'; the sun does not immediately hhitie should j You may give them finished educations and
tutson, must gird up its loins the firmer for j never be occupied as family rooms or cham- j lr,er may be gifted with extraordinary ge
the very thr-M-ening of its exigence j b. rs or as librar.es or Mudiea. Such apart- j niu'S but thej. ma be pacej jn nidations
When this Government emerges Irr.m 18 ; rnents aie only fit for stowage, or purposes ( where ro education and talent may be so
pre-cnt Oirncol.ias, as u eveniua.iy mnsi,
itflo.tlfisn -!!! t , Q uOPM irt O tin t Oil K a.
its salvation will be cee:i in a Mrict adhe-
rance to the terms oS the original bond of
brotherhood. If the Democra'ic party con
tinues to stand on that basis as it musd it
it stands at alt to it will be due the credit
of saving the counlty from this unna'ural re
Wtat Docs it Dlcan. ?
The New York correspondent of the Bos
ton A.;!, who ti'nit 'N;r' w?"r?r.'
and who is underniood .o be a member of
the Young Men's Christian Association, j
gives the tollowinz doleful account ot tue
condition ol Hi- Republican party :
Ihe Republican party is getting iito a
very iau way, a.u. tne inoicai.o.is are nu-
,erou that ii career will e.e long be cut
short by internal diens.ons of the charge
; ter of those that carried off Charles Lamb's
'rrjuch caluminated King Herod' who, we
are told, was eaten of worms and save up
the fzhos:.' The mode! party cl i860 hav
ins pased ihrouah the lapewoim sta-te, in
vhicli it tried to devour everything outside
cf iti-elf. seem now to have (alien a prey
to inside enemies ol tbe pin-worm f-ptcies,
who-e determined and prsi-teMt auarks
ra!s , temporises and trimmers
lionets fat.d lotward movement men. Lin-
coin wurstnppers an.J Lincoln haters, u ee
dr.es and anti-W cedise the ins and the out
1 the Fremouts and the Biairs. tnd the
o other political au horuies composing
modern Republicanism, it is no difficult or
I L . i I . " . L. . .L . .1
iiuuui.ji hiiumic wiai uib uany w n'ise
representatives now administer the govern
ment will soon be under the clod-- o! the
valley, and even now while in 1 lie midst of
life, it is undergoing the throes ot death.
Here there are imrnis'ikable sign of de
cay ; mortified members are drop, -inu off ;
sore head multiply most gregariously;
leaders lose their wonted influence, th
; rceptre slips from their grasp : new combi-
nations are forming ; personal revenges are
j being gratified ; the old war cry is forgot'
j tec and many of the most energetic work
.' ers of ihe party' palmy days are confessed
ly metamorphased into political guerillas,
each fighting his individual battles and all
treating the once adored party as a common
enemy Out of the ruins or. in a certain
tense, out of the depths, new platforms are
evolved, new projects elaborated, nol the
v J . :
leaal ""porlant of wh.cn is the inaugora.
lion of a new party under the name of Re
puoiicau Democrats now organized in this
The Mexican Coalition. France and
England are eitin exceeding! y jealous ot j
Spain and her designs in Mexico. Ensland i
is more tha i hall inclined to back oi t ol the '
coalition and France intend to send troops j
enough ;o make the Km purer master of'
whatever movement is designed. England
is not disposed to force any Government
upon Mexico, and it is not improbable that
it Spain and France persist in iheir scheme
ol a monarchy, wuh the Archduke Maxi
mil ian on the throne, thiit England will
withdraw from the coalition.
It is told cf a Connecticut field officer,
better acquainted w ith farrni' g than soldier
ing, thai when circumstance placed him
in command of his regiment at Hatteras. he
wirhed to obiique his column in marching,
and gave the order, "Haw around that
He who knows his ignorance is the pos-
sessor of the rarest kind of valuable knowl-
New Orleans has sent one hundred and
twenty seven companies to the war.
Air. Sr.ns!;ine and llrullh.
A New York merchant noticed, in the
proaress of year, that each successive ;
bock-keeppr aradnallj lost his health, and
finally died of consumption, however vig
orous and robust he was on entering his
emce At length it occurred to him that !
the little rear room where the books were j
kept opened to a backyard, so surrounded ,!
by hiyh walls, that no sunshine came into
it from one year's end to another. An up-
f per room, well liahted. was immediately
prepared, and his clerks had uniform good j
health ever after. j
A famil ar case to general readers is de-
rived Irom medic9l works, where on entire
i, . . . i -ii . .i i
r-iiiisti lamny uecame in, and an reme
dies seemed to tail of their usual results
when, accider.iaily, a window glass of the
family room wa broken, in cold weather.
It not repaired an forthwith there was a '
marked improvement in the health of the
inmates. The physician at one traced the
connection, discontinued his medicines, and
ordered that the window pane should not be
Ths lungs of a dog become tubercnlated j if necessary, becomes of a human experi
(consnmptive) in a few weeks, if confined '; ence older than the sage of our Revolution,
in a dark cellar The most common plani I In some countries this has been the law, ia
grows spindly, pale and scragliog, if no j others a custom. St. Paul, though educa
sun light falls upon if The creaiest medi- ' ted in the law at the feet of Gamshel, also
cal names in France, of the last century, re- i acquired the important'oriental handicraft
garded j-ucshir.e and pure air as equal j ol tent maker by which he was able to earn
agents in restoring and maintaining health, his living while prosecuting bis mis-
From these facts which cannot be dipu- sion.
ted.the most common mind should conclude jt j, a jr00j ani a wise thin to do. Yon
. wr.icn never require persons to remain long
I n ft rr- a A i.-t ounri in In' lirran t nn.l ,
o. ..s.; iinc. i.ecm auu uu-
mar.e parent will bo arrange that the family ;
room is commodious, lishte-'t and brightest
apartments in his dwelling. IlaL'j Joirnii
' cf Health
An Important Distinction.
The Republicans tearful that Mr. Lincoln
cannot Hand alone, in the policy pttrsanJ
finder his udminiMraiiorl, take particular
pa:n-5 to Pct.-ter ri'm up m everj maimer
their ingenuity can devise. It is curious to j always give them a security and indepen
ob.'erve the shiits to which ihey are com- derce." It is well for every one to have
pelled to resort in order to sustain him. If
any of the runny bli-.i.ders. or teeming cor
ruptions, of his adrriinistra'ion are pointed
oui we are immediately menaced with '.he
erowl of some rabid Republican in whom
tne necrophobia disterr.j er has worked up
tr. the point cf ast.er'ing, that, "in assailing
the I'res'ufer.t we are a-sailir,pr 'he country ,
and givii 'aid and cornlori' to the rebel
lion. 1 he members of the Republican par
ly didn't always preach up this doctrine,
and to -isovv that they are not honest in the
opinion, and thai Mr. Lincoln himself does
believe 1:1 it we re produce a short extract
ar,d uncoiistiiuiioiijd' and abused the Pres
j .cnt iihoui siiur or mercv. No man was
ever more violently and meanlv abused
1 than Mr. Polk, and that mo by the very)
I ol Mr Lincoln's reputation now
happens :o te the President. Mr. Lincoln
was a foul-mouthed as th worst of thern
111 denouncing the war and in Ins abuse ot
. . . 1, 1 , ,
speeches -'ihe btoi-d of this war (Mexi
can,) like the blood of Abel, is crjin to
heaven aain-i tne President " There was
not a Ke.td'.ican in the land that did not
say ' -Amen" to this modest sample of !oy- j
Were weto Bpply the same laugnae
,, , ,,t ,
1 , Pmki lunl I v v t - 1 1 a- -t .1 I.I hit cat ilnirn
it would be set down
a, treason and the most doleful lament
! made over 'he 'attack vpo the Government."
I D .. , r. L ,
J Kill " I f I , . f, I a a.., ( V, . -1 n K .1 m n . I
But Mr Lincoln gets out of his abuse of th?
Pruci.ton I hi' EQt'.niT '. r. l.o . naa h .
. - - . v . .
lo, that there is an in tmpoitunt
10, mat mere is an in impon.mi twinetion"
between the President ard the Government,
and that there is tsn difficulty in teejn r,'' ex
cept wuh those whose ''interest Ninth them.1
We wdl take him at his word, and the Re
s cannot but think him good
authority in such matters. W'e
hope herealior there will be no grumbling
I whe a eXDOfie f ,he mismanagement of
! thi tiar a n r I I ho n rrt Hii, opt' on:l ovtriru-
uiice at the White House are made public.
Here :s the -'distinction" drawn by Mr.
Lis-coin. between the Government and the
position fie occupies and we must consider
it ery pry. jusi now. Mr. Licoi.v says
"To yru ( Derno'-rats.) the President and
the count y tftnt tJ be all one You are inter
e.icl lo see no vjjtirxtion between them; and 1
venture to ',?.'esf th t tossiblv your interest
blinds you a little. Wa see thk distinction,
os tee think. c'eu!y enough; and our friends
have no difficulty in seeing it aho. No one,
be he Democrat or Republican, can fail
alter this in seeing the distinction between
the Constitutional Government of the coun
try, and the acts of those who carry on the
Administration of the Government. We
live under the Governme 't of the conntry
requires that we should sus'ain the Govern
ment, and closely watch the encrochment
of ambitious men seeking to usurp power
not granted to them, and trampling npon ihe
Constitution and liberties of the people.
The friends of Mr. Lincoln, who, as he
I says, "are possibly interetlhl to see no dis-
j tinction" between the President and the
. Government, may attempt to defend and
excuse his acts by the cry that 'the govern-
ment must be fustained.' This cry accord
ing to Mr. Lincoln's own showing is not
applicable and will tint cover the ground.
We know of no one in the North who is not
in favor of sustaining the Government with
out a reservation, but we do know a good
many who are not in favor of every act of
Mr. LiNcor.N'a Administration. , These com
pose quite too lare and respectable a class
to be styled "traitors to the Government."
We must be wa'chful thai this cry of .sus
taining the Government" is r.ct used to
cloak """paUon, a nd give thoe in power
to unaers.anu ana t .at usorpatton ,s not
Government Our alie,,ance to the Con-
bill lit mn a-n tt i m - m t A -J
miMMration tnat iratnnies tlje uonstiirtinn
under foot, and usurps powers fatal to the
righ's and liberties of a free people. This
i a duty freemen must never neglect or
f,or-te,.or tliey are no lonS freemen.-VaU
Give Him a Trade.
The advice of franklin, to give every
child a trade by which he can earn a living
available as eome h umble, honest trade, by
! i ) . ...
( wnicn tuey can get tneir living and be ose-
ful to others. '
It need not take seven years. Several
months of earnest work are, in some cases,
sufficient to learn an ordinary business. If
I every young person, male and female, were
obliged in the intervals of study, preparato
ry or professional, to farming, gardening,
shoemaking, tailoring, blacksmithing, or if
ladies, millinery or dressmaking, or one of
i twenty kinds of work or business, it would
something to fall back upon. We do not
know what revoloiions may come in our
time. We do not know what misfortunes
may come to os individually. There is no
harm in being able lo take care ol ourselves
in any possible emergency. ,
A Comfort elk Establishment. The do
main of the duke of Devonshire would cov
er one of our largeH cocnties. The park
immediately surrounding the palace is elev
en miles in circumference, and contains
3000 acres. The principal garden for veg
etables, frcits, green-houses, &c, is 25
acres. There are 34 green-hon?es each
from L0 to 75 feet long We went into three
or four containing nothing but pine apples,
ripe; other contain nothing but melons and
encumber. One peach-tree on the glass
wall measures 51 leet in wid;h, and 15 feet
hi:b, ami bears 1000 peaches. Ii is the lar
gest in the world. The -rrape houses, five
or six in a'l, are COO feet long and such
I grapes. We saw pine apples weiring JO
j or 15 pounds each Or:e gr?e:-bousJ had
,J ." .' . ,
what shall be said of the creat conservatory
.... . . . . - , . . -
j filled wita every vanetv of tropical plants ?
1 his is one the wonders cT th world. It
covers an acre of ground, is !00 feet high,
of oval shape ami cot 500,00'J. It is heated
1 oy tieam and hot water pipes, which in a I
are six miles in length.
j consumes C000 ton of coal r. a year. We
saw banana trees twenty feet hih, with
clusters of fruit, sugar-cane, coffee trees,
! bamboo, and in si. or' everv trnnirat rdai.t
, . . w . . ,
'ihatcanbe named -Several ot the palm
; ' 4
trees are from fifty to sixty feet high.
smoke cf the immense Ura unfe:aath
i rarrlp , , M . tl ,
I tain th'ows a jet of water to the height of
It was once a universal custom to place
ale or some s rong liquor in the chamber of
an honored guest to assuage hi3 thirst should
he feel any on awakening in tho night
which considering that the hospitality of
that period oi'en reached excess, was by no
means nnlikely. It is a current story in Te
viotdale, than in the house of an ancient
family of wealth, much adJicted to the
Presbyterian cause, a Bible was always pot
into the sleeping apartment of the guest
along with a bottle of ale. One one occa
sion there was a meeting of clergymen, in
the vrcinity of the castle, all of whom were
invited to dinner by the worthy baronet,and
several abode there that night. According
to the fashion of the times, seven of the
reverned guests were allotted to one largo
barrack room, which was used on such oc
casions of extended hospitality. The but
ler took care that ihe divines were present
ed, each with a bible and a bottle of ale.
But alter a little consultation among them
selves, they are said to have recalled the
domestic, just as be was leaving the apart
ment. "My friend," said one of the vener
able guests, "you most know that when wa
meet to-gether the youngest minister reads
aloud a portion of the scriptures to the rest, -only
one Bible therefore is necessary, laka
away the other six, and in their place bring
six more bot'Jes ol ale."-r-S; Wvtitr ScoU.'