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JBefore tts xGreencoo'l Literary Society"
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HAN :Educated Neglected.
Ladies and Gentlemen :
We have chosen for this evening s dis
cussion, a subject of universal interest,
and our only regret is, that we shall not
be able to do it that justice its importance
imperatively demands. May we not in
advance, ask your generous indulgence,
for any short comings on the p irt of your
unworthy speaker With this brief intro
duction we proceed to the discussion of the
subject under consideration.
It was not the seraphs form that bathes
in the crystal stream whose placid tide
flows from beneath the Throne of God,
that was before the minds eye of the beer
of Iloreb, when his in?pircd pen recorded
these memorable words : "In the image
of God created He hiui.'r It was not the
cherub that poised on gossamer pinion,
?port and basks continually in the mere
dian glory of that world, who?e Sun is th
Eternal, of which ho wrote. He thought
.not of the mighty intellect and the majes
tic person of the towering arch-angel, who
honored above his fello ts stands next to
the Throne and renders highest homage
to Jehovah. . Nor yet did he speak of one
of the swift-winged band, who take their
willing flight from world to world, at the
bidding of Him whom they delight to eecve.
Ho. It was of Him to whom all these are
ministering spirits it was of Man he
When the earth was made the morning
stars sang together the prai?e sublime of
Ilim who breathed it into being; but its
creation was not alone the subject of their
song. The on3 of God 6houtcd for joy
as they behfld tbe beautiful scenery of the
infant world, fresh from its Maker's hand.
Bat it was not its Eden, its wide exten
ded plain? its majestic mountains, its
lovely valiics, its flowery meads, its grassy
dells, its foaming water-falls, its silvery
lakes, its mighty oceans, that moved their
raptures for their own native clime were
scenes 'more pacing fair. But in the
Councils of Eternity they had heard God
say, "Let us make 3Ian in our own im
age," and it was the view of Earth, as
the birth-place of Man, the intellectual
und the moral, that tuned their song and
gave tone to their joy.
And what is he at whose nativity the
"chiming spheres were moved," and for
whom this resplendent earth was ealled
into existence 7 Where is he upon whoe
foie-head the finger of God has indelibly
written immortali'y? Alas
We may not seek for the hmg lost gem,
In ita wanted place in the diadem
Outbe Motiarrh'a brow :
Put groveling low and forgotten now,
. IVitb its lustre duum'd and ita brizbtn:as gooe,
I4 aeemcd a thing to tie trodden upon."
' Fallen 1 and how fallen I Is that he ?
Tljat abject drivelling thing, who in- tat
tered ga?b with idiotic rncin, reels from
bur wine, his intellect clouded, his feelings
blunted, his moral powers ' debased,"" the
harp unstrung that was wont to wake
such pleasant strains respondant to the
magic touch of affection and of love in
soui, and mind and feature, the very car
icature of humanity ! If that be Man,
tUcier, the Son of the morning, had not
more de.ply falienl
I3 that he, who sits, crouched and shiv
ering in his cold and cheerless chamber,
over his heaps of glittering coin, with pal
sied and tremb'ing hand, clutching Lis un
. holy idol; starting at every sound, his ev
ery breath a panic, lest it prove the step
of ose who shall despoil him of that which
to him is more than his lifie's-blood, fam
ishing and dying in the midst of plenty,
-' for want of sustenance .which his unhal
lowed avarice alone has denied him ; and
with bt3 passing breath, cursing his hard
fate that had not formed his ioul of gold,
that he might forever have had his God to
Is that he, who, in his damp and loath
some dungeon, loaded with chains, sits
brooding over his hatred and his crimes
all hi3 demoniac passions envy, malice,
revenge, stamped like the curse of Cain
upon hi3 brow, a very demon incarnate !
is that man I
Is that he ? that poor, shallow prating
dunce, who with the broad resplendent
page cf nature spread out before him, with
day following night and night day.unchan
gingly, who with the varying seasons ac
complishing their established rounds
Hiring succeeding winter; Summer follow
ing Spring; Autumn stepping in the foot
prints of Summer, and Winter . coming
s-ala in the wake of Autumn, ia unerring
reralarity for almost unnambered years,
who with the beast3 of the field and the
fowls cf the air, and the fishes of the sea,
aiid efcry living thing from the great Le
vlsthan, down to the veriest ephemeral
ths-t sport? in the sun-beam, each perpetua
:t3 epecte3 froia creation nntil now1
ho, with the plants of the earth, from the i
rest Oak and the mighty Cedar, down to'
C nod 2ft rio-ct, acd the tiny blade otf
each forever re-prodacinj iU kind ,
without the variation of tbe smallest feat-
S ore ou a single leaf who, with the span
j gteu leavens ppreao. out ueiore uuu, una
tbe vast machinery of the revolving spheres
ever fresh in View :
Th Unwearied sua that day by day,
DotU hit creator's power display
the moon , -
That nightly to the listening fartb, .
Repeats the story of ber birth."
The itars that ronn d her bum.
And all the pl'iacta in lUeir turn,"
The stujjendous system at the contempla
tion of who?e glories the mind quails and
faints into dizzy blindness, the ten thous
and millions of radient orbs that in eter
nal space trace and re-trace their blazing
way, until the whole universe is woven
into one vast web of glory and yet have
never failed iu their destiny nor come info
collision ; is it man, we say, that with tbe
i proofs of a creative and over-ruling power,
that so constantly and vividly spread out
Deiore mm, that he cannot escape their
contemplation, wiil so idiotically, so dis
gustingly raise his puny voice and assert i
that all these, are but "the workings of a
blind chance;" and that "there is no God!"
Blush! Blush II oh humanity, and hide
thy head lor very shame, for all these are
uy ieuows iney are men.
Nor are these alone thev. who forgetful
y F !,.: 2 J- .-. .!
' .uuii irue uisruiLv. or rhnir nntn
ot their exalted calluiff. fail in the
tj J J -BMWlW tUV
plithment of -their high destiny. Manv
tucre are who stand fair with their fellows",
sternly honest, contending for the rigid
iulhlluient of every letter in the bond
fwhose fair name not one breath of dishon-
i or may ever stain: who vpt. wi'tli dan v
j hourly opportunities ot achieving great and
glorious things, appreciate them not who
With tbe harvest Ikld of the world and
their own minds ever open for their labor,
never put in the sickle to gather in the
fruits ot love and self sacrifice and kind
acta done to others; or never garner for
themselves a single sheaf into tbe store
house of moral aud intellectual entertaiu-
We need look no further for evidence
of the truth of this position, than to our
i own land a land biessed above all oth-
! ers in everything which may render a peo
pie happy and useful. A land pregnant
with tne destinies of the world and of our
race tavored with fact 15 nV Vr tU
achievement of evervthing ereat and no -
crowned with blesEius. phvsical, in-
tellectual. political, moral aud " rphVio,,,
. o" ii
aoove any ocner wmca tne sun stnnes up
on a land of free institutions, of natural
resources beyond computation, of moun
tains aud valleys, ot fertile fields and ex-
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hauticss mines, a land ot
rivers and of
laKes, of prairies and of
forests, a land
Ocean to Ocean : from the
Aristook to tb 1MO Urande, and to which
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iue giver or an tmugs uas denied noth
ing. Ui haw is this once happy Und
tike one vast field oi strife and carnage,
each man contending with his fellow, not
tor thc mastery of the achievement of
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ueeas 01 u-sciutness; not lor tne victory ot
raising mau to his native level, and crown
iug hrni with glory and boaor, not that !
the prosperity of the laud of his birth be !
enhauced and her sacred institutions per.j
j ttuatod, but th'it se f may be exalted. j
Sad, sad, indeed, would be the fate of our !
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A country, were there not many,
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y illustrious tfeccpttous; yet, lea-
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viu uiii. i iuc uucanuu me vast, ureponu
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erauce of the vicious and degraded, how
o . '
ving out of the question the vast prepond
large a majority of thc remainder pass sel
fishly down the stream of life in pursuit
of their own aggrandizement, or settle
down in imbecile supiocnesa and fail to
act their part.
How olten does the professional and
public man lose 6ight of the noble, mag
nanimous deeds, which alone constitute
true greatncssl How often is he unmind
ful ot the healthful influence he may bring
to bear in forming and sustaining the in
tellectual and moral character of bis coun-
try, and ia his mad chase along thc great
highroad whither his ambitious aspirings
lead him, ,f he does not over-nde and
trample under foot those who may chance
10 siana m nis way, wrg iu ",uvl
evuu .u u,a w-j, -
kindness and encouragement, which may
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gladden the heart and lighten the bo, ben
of an bumble traveler, and neglects to
pluck from the way-side the P"''hble
flowers of benevolence and good I will w biefa 1
alone mav orove the true glory of that
alone may prove the true glory
crown for which he is contending.
ITn, ,fiAn Via man .if nmmPTM. thonfll
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Tjriuino" nimseii ou ueiug iue nuiwi wi
law, blinded by his desire for gain, passes
on to the accomplishment of his purposes
even at the sacrifice of his own comfort,
and rises in the scale of wealth, letting
pass, unimproved, ten thousand golden
opportunities of dispensing good to others,
who sustained by his timely aid, or even
bv his forbearance might have risen the
monument of his beneficence thus reaching
his goal then dies and leaves not one
trace behind to show that the world was
one whit the better or wiser from his hav
ing lived in it, or performed upon its stage.
How often does .the artizan or the la
borer, because in the eye of pride and
scorn, his honorable calling may seem of
no repute, make no effort to render it
more worthy of respect, and discouraged
because he may cot wield the lever of
Archimedes puts not forth the strength
of his own, and suffers his own talent to
lie buried and unimproved in the earth,
because peradventure, for a starting capi
tal", the necessary means at first may have
been denied him. :
Behold the Son of the Soil The Far
mer. He who above all others, stands
near hi3 Maker, living as he does, amid
the very foot-prints of the Almighty,
hourly witnessing the wonders of his hand,
with everything "around, above, below,"
to draw bi3 f oal forth in grateful, pleasing
ccptcmplaUoa, and raisabis thoughts from
Nature up to Nature s God." How doe3
he, too, ol'tcn-times forget his noble birth
his heaven-born inheritance his true dig-
nity, his rightful destiny.
He refuses to look upward, much lest, to
soar, and "walks with earth-bent eye."
Like the grovelling worm or the burrowing
mole, which his plow share turns ui to
the light of day, he bides himself from tho
glories revealed to him and teeks ia sor lid
earth his prison-house of ignorance and of
gloom. With tho book of nature erer
open before his eye, he reads not its glori
ous page, but lives and dies and is for ot
ten: . -
The lives of all such are but a blaik.
Their existence, as far as tho human 1 ye
can discern: is a failure. They, to,
''quench the light on the inner shrine of
tho human soul.'' They too, forget t tat
they are mortal.
Enough of this dark vision. Wo turn,
with pleasure, to review the brighter page
of human history.
How dissimilar the life and labors of
the true man I Impelled by iucentivef to
action having motives and emotions, as
far above those which direct tbe sor lid
earth-worm, as the heavens arc high ab)ve
the earth, his burthen maybe as hear v.
but it is not as wearisome ; his toil i: as
' severe, but it brines with it its own sweet
rewaru. lor ue Dears wi n mm thi
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rewaru, lor ue Dears witn mm tne can-
i sciousncss of being actuated by 110
motive. He is a better public man, for
his ambition is to be the benefactor of bis
country and his kind. He better wit Ids
the power of his wealth and his gains cxn-
ter not, tor they ara hallowed by the d
sire to dispense them in such a wav. as
: sball bring greater satisfaction to his ami,
! ,Dan a tne hoarded possessions o a
isfcesus could bestow.
Through the work of his hand and the
nergiea of his miud, the arts and science
are brought to perfection for he fahers
not when perplexities and difficulties ob
estruct his way and labors that the wrld
may feel the influence cf his life not
for tho mere gratification of selfi?h pur
poses, but to edify and benefit his fel
He tills the soil, but goes not sullnnly
and grudgingly tj' his work, like the
' Koauca stave, Dut teeiing ttiae ins
: fjHwwbcing Da3 demand upon him, and
I tbat he owes to the world the record of a
goaded galley stave,
i wcl1 sPent li,e ne studiously aims to dis -
! cnrS tu obligation. lie asks no soft
! couch of luxury, for "the rest of the la'ior-
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iujj mau is a wee i. Ait- ev)8 tut nie g real
tueir palaces, for with, the cheerful spirit
and light step of conscious integrity, ho
"walks 'neath nature's generous dome one
of her own noblemen." No artificial ex
citement is needed to relieve his soul from
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tniKin tnr lum an mrtvif K s a i -! t.. .
i Tf t,, i,n Li Anren a
J e 'i"? tacje ls a"
atlsTt norhTn S 4f 75 ' "e
J" "'VUn U V ' T. Tl-'
I vation. nor the lann or scorn, of 1,thio
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dread world," can appal him. Knovia
and believing that talent is a gift 0 the i
most jiign or origin Uivme the noral
man teaches him that he is but a trust ;e of
the sacred charge, to improve, advance
and subserve the condition of bis fe Iow-
. man, and imbued with thi3 hi h and holv
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principle, he blenches at no obstacle, cow-
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j ers at no adversity. His march u on-
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' ward, proudly onward, knowing no coal
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but consummation :
"The man whose rnind is firmly bent.
Upon some (treat and Itood intent.
Serene beholds the angry cloud.
Nor ran the temped fierce and loud.
His stubborn virtue tame."
Asking and seeking for no sordid rcwird
"walking erect in God's own imagi!,"
the consciousness of fulfilling man s true
destiny, the self-approving hour is darer
Than brighten (told.
And gemt from out tbe teetumg mine
How gratifying is the thought, tlat as
the world has been borne onward from
the creation in the accomplishment of its
Mopfc fl. fc maQ B
A, b fileptalP1 l
;uidmg hand cf the
performed the jrork.
All have not slept all have not litcd-in
vain all have not cumbered the ground,
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vain all have not mW
1 uvcrse wmus nave diowii. nis
b 6 has .
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8eem at hoiJe where basbft Jook
; A j, not ,- 5fc Th fc d ,
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i uiiiucm 01 nis giory, it is sua imperi3na-
; Vl .1 If a wma m a I it 1 3
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the denlement, which for
ages ha ob
scured their brightness, wiped away j they
may ce re-set, in a noble crown, anc with
re-doubled brilliancy blaze forever.
Long is the catalogue of illustrious names
which have arisen in the different ares of
the world, to wipe away the blot fro'n tho
escutcheon of mans honor, and in the
sense of his true dignity and' worth , in
the consciousness of his destiny hai man
found the mainsprings of action, which
gave those bright beacon lights to this page
It was thi3 which moved on tho chaos
of the human mind and brought ordjr out
of confusion. It was this which led So
crates and Plato, into those nighty
reasonings, which have resulted i a sys
tems which have 6ince governed th pbil
osophical world, and have made the:n im
mortal. It was this which directel the
gaze of the Shepheids of Chaldea, to the
teeming heavens . . s
'When marshalled on the mighty plain, v
The glittering host bestud the aky,"
And revealed forth to their vision that
"j'tar of hope, the brighest of the train."
It was this which taught Coperniijus to
trace the Constellations and gave ; him a
name to endure while night's sable laantle
shall retain a single gem. It was this
which stirred the depths of LuiHIR's
mighty mind, until he moved the .trorld.
'Twas this that kindled Miltom's t caetio
fire, and gave the world to tear (ux beard
before) those lofty strains of that celestial
; choir, that sung on Zion's hill and by
SUoali's brwkXhKt flows fast by the oracle
j of God." It was this which chastened the
f spirit of the pious Fenklon, and blessed
the world with tbe savor of his good name.
j H was this which awakened the genius "of
a Newton, and of a Hauvet, and gave
1 them the honor of revealing those myster
ious principles in inanimate nature, and
in man's being, the discovery of which
has wreathed their memory with unfading
It was this which sent a Howard on
his messages of philanthropy and made
him an angel of mercy to his fellow
man. It was this which rendered immor
tal the deeds and achievements of Alex
ander, aud Napoleon, and it was this
which gave the glory of true greatness to
our own Washington, and Jackson,
and McClellan, and strengthened their
heart3, and moved their arms to beat back
the proud host of their country's foe and
gain the triumph, not of empty ambition,
or the trophies of mere conquerors, but
the glory of mankind this country free '
and of hallowing forever the spot, where
the eternal principles of human liberty
might dwell, and the theatre be opened
wide, where shielded by republican in
stitutions untramelled by despotism and
untrodden by the foot of tyranny, all
might be the arbiters of their own destiny
and win an imperishable name and fame.
A few words more, ia conclusion, by
way of application :
Ladies and gentlemen of the "Green
wood Literary Society." Accept my sin
cere thanks far tho distinguished honor
you have conferred upon me, in the invi
tation extended to address your flourish
ing Literary Society. Through your
generous partiality, years ago, I was made
an Honorart Member of the "Green
wood Li'eraiy Society' These unexpec
ted evidences of your kindness, I shall
treasure as the fondest reminiscenses of
my life and will only be lost to my mem
ory in death.
Great indeed has been the prourcss of
your literary labors here in this ''Bethel of
Learning. " Take courage. And when you
; send your young men and maidens forth into
! the wide world, let it be'with minds richly
! stored with useful knowledge and adorned
j virtue and intelligence. Then, like the
Roman matrons, when presenting their
son you too, will be able to say, -'Tiiese.
TIIESE ARE OOR JEWELS."
Honor and firoe from no conditions rie.
Act well pour part there ail the honor ifus."
Wo return, and very briefly, to fcan the
; opposite character Man u Xcg'tcted.
' The page of history has also it? gloomy
Mdcjtts dark spots to prove that talent
may exist without virtue, but these also
i prove that without virtue there can be no
true dignity. Not only does the past fur- ;
hold, up to our view, instances of splendid
i genius, wpable of great attainment, with-
out being guided by a single redeeming
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; virtue, where the possessor has been hon-
ored and even envied. Such a character
can be better read in blank verse.
When I behold a (enius bright, yot bane.
Of tow. rinc talent, yot terrestrial aim,
Metbinka I see. at thrown from her high rphere
The frnem-nt of a oul immortal t
Struck with tbe awful nelanrholty light.
At once cnmpaasion, soft, indenry riae
But wh?r-f'r-;envy i Talent ang-l bright
If wanting worth i naugbibnt i-hining instrument.
In fal ambition' hand, t finl b fault
Illustrious, and give miainy renown."
And need we more to incite us to a prop
er appreciation of our true dignity our
high calling. While the names and char
acters of the illustrious great are recorded
ou the historic page, for our admonition
and contempt, the glory of thc illustrious
great and good is their bright example to
those who came after them. What have
we to do, but to imitate their example I
Should they not incite us to deeds of great
ness, that we may in turn, lighten the path
way of those who come after u. Young
men, remember, that the
"Lives of great men all remind us.
We may make our live sublime.
And, departing, leave be In ml ut.
Footprint j on the taml of time ;
Fuot-printa, that perliapn another.
Balling o'er life's nolrmn main.
A fori or n! and nUip-wreckcd brother
Seeing, nhall take heart again."
Time admonishes me to close this Ad
dress. Would that I could here record
my testimony in favor of some of the many
other duties demanded of tbe Cbristain,
Patriot and Philanthropist. They are all
on record in the Book of Boks. Study
well and carefully its instructive page, by
which you have a light to your way and
can only avoid the fearful vortex of infi
delity. Why should we fear to teach men to
think ? Surely there is 'sufEccnt indica
tions of designjn nature, if rightly con
templated, to prove the existence of a De
ity. The spire of grass ; the tall and
stately pine ; tho rich valley ; the cragged
mountain; the opening leaf and tender
blossom all, their "great original pro
claim." Everything, animate and inani
mate, proves the existence of a God.
Biind indeed, must be he who with the
"Light of Truth" before him arrives at
any other conclusion : Look at thc Hea
. And though ao real voire, noraotind.
Amid the radient orb be found.
In reason's car. they all rejoice.
And utt r forth a g.orions toics ;
Forever singing as they thine,
Tbe hand that made us ia Oivine."
Dm you ever examine trio contents of a
boy's pocker I Here is a schedule of one
taken at bedtime : One eelxkin, a piece of
chalk, a stub of a lead pencil, ee!i mar
bles, (one a china alley, a steel pen, an
odd mitten, a longoele jewsharp, a chunk
of taffee candy, (very dirty) an iron screw,
a piece of hard putty, four pea-nuts, a lot of
dried orange'peeling, a comic sons, (very
much worn, 3 a kite tail, (various colors and
fabrics,) a reward of merit, (dated July '60
and quite deiapidated), a stem ot a tobacco
pipe, portion of a horse-shoe, a leadea ten
cent piece, (showing marka of teeth,) a
wooden skewer, a lucky bone, and to cover
and protect the whole, an extraordinary dirty
Train on thk Mkrbimac. Mr. George
Francis Train, the bold and outspoken
American who has so diattnguieed himself
by his numerous and scathing speeches in
England, upon the rebellion, is enjoying the
consternation of John Bull about the little
iron clad Monitor, and 1 putting in some
strong hits into the fat sides of Ihe old pom
pous beef-eater. At a late meeting in Lon-
don, Mr. train made a speech on matters
and thing, a large portion of Which is de- j ns the property of treason, a necessary pre
voted to the all-engrossing snbject of iron- liminary to the forfeiture ol his estate Ail
clad steamers. After alluding to the attack the Democrsts and Union men including
of the Merrimac, on the first day of the j nine Republicans, voted against the mea
fight, on our wooden frigates, he thus tan- j sure. It was carried in a House overwhelm
tai;zs the KnglUhmen: roiigly Republican by a majority of only 14
''Some gentlemen doubt it, but the re- votes, and must take ita place alo'r.-tide of
cent action convinces me lhat the Monitor, ! other measures of this Congress calculated,
having proved herself a better sea boat in if not directly intended, to aggravate the
the terrible gale on the 7th than the Warrior hostility of the Southern States,
did in the Bay of Biscay, could stesm acroes 1 Oa the same day the House defeated
the ocean and put Liverpool under tribute, (yeas 74, nay 73) the bill declaring the
knock down your fortifications at Spithead, i slaves of all persons hebellion "free and
destroyed your fleet at Portsmouth, steam forever divharged from such servitude,
up '.he Thame, for yoa know how anything in the laws of the United States or
opposed England is to sinking vessels in of any State to the contrary notwiihstand
the river and to place Loudon at her mer- j inc." This sweeping scheme of emanci
cy, pith her turret revolvers pointed at the pation was a little too strong a dose to ewal
Houpp of Parliament, while Lord Palmer- ; low. Some of (he Republican members
ston was discussing the propriety of spend- j became frightened at the prospect of a ne
ing twelve millions sterling on the fonifi- pro invasion of the Northern States. Bui
cations of England. The Monitor had two the large vote in the affirmative admonish
gun6, the Merrimac ten; the Monitor had es us that there is no security so long as
fifty men, the Merrimac five hundred; the , this Congress remains in session.
llonitoris not twelve hundred Iots burthen,
the Warrior five thousand ; the Monitor
draws bnt eight feet, the Warrior twenty
eight ; the Monitor cost fifty thonsand
pounds; the Warrior five hundred thous
and." A BaT Woman awd Ds voted Wire
Among the women who have ntired du
ring the oreent war, and whose name will
appear hereafter on the cages of history, is
Mrs. Brownell, wife of Orderly Sergeant R.
D. Brownell.ofthe Rhode Island Volonteers
and cousin to ihe avenger of tt.n lim-nter!
Ellsworth. Mrs. Brownell accompanied j
her husband to Newbeen, and was in the i
midst of the battle at lhat place. On ac-j
count of the suddenness of the engaaement.
the regiment had not brooaht out their col
ors In this emergency Capt. Grant drew
forth a fmall American flag from his bosom
and gave to Mrs. Brownell who held it op
and cheered the men as they rallied a bo at
Fiftteen minntes afterwsrd hearing tht gular, bet shared in by three-fourtha ofihe ar
her husband had been wounded, she ha j my. The feeling is increasing in intensity
tened to his side, and assisted in carrying j every day. Cincinnati Inquirer.
him off the field to the hospital, where she!
nursed him, with all the other wounded ! A "i?"". h'
men broueht in. On one occasion she was ; of l,,e P'ai" of We, -peeing one
insulted hv a rebel officer, when she drew I to a fr,,nd "aiJ- "We have J been
j - ,
a revolver Rnd tLct him wounding him ba
ly. The fellow succeeded, however in es
caping. Mrs. Brownell is only twenty years
of age, and a very charming fady Her bos
band though badly wounded, is doing w-ll,
and will soon be able 10 resume his. doty.
Coi-T.roR YocitstLr It was s'atrd a
few dsys ago by a prominent RepnMicati !
and member of the investigating commit-
tee, lhat during the first year of Mr. Lin- !
coin's administration, the government had i
been plundered of.a sum ot mony, eqnal j
to the whole yearly eipenditore of Mr. I
Buchanan's Administration, which was !
about Sf 2.000,000, taking it at this amount, '
which is probably small enoogh, every man
cn calculate how moch has been stolen
out of hisown pocket. Taking the nomher ;
of inhabitants, both North and South, in i
Ihe United Stales at 31.000,000, it would be !
jus, two dollars a head for every man, m-. the octogenarian,'..' pretty good.bnt when
an and child north and south, or ir a family e? , wj.h ,0 enjoy M,mon jn p,rfecti01 ,
of six it would be twelve dollars over and
above the enormous taxes, actually robbed
from ihe treasury. Did any one ever hear
of such a way of ''introducing honeMy and
reform into the administration of our gov
A Smt YanxccGirl We relate a true
story, which i6 a gratifying instance cf suc
cessful Yankee enterprise. A young girl,
belonging to a respectable family in redu
ced circumstances, four ytiars ago learned
to operate sewing machines, and then
went to Peru to teach the art to SpaoUh
girls and to establish the business in lhat
conntry. She has since enjoyed uniform
good health, and has realized between three
and four thousand dollars a year beyond
her expenses. About a year ago, she mar
ried a wealthy old Spaniard, who, dying,
bequeathed to her a fortune of eighty thous
and dollars, and thus placed her in very
comfortable and independent circumstan
ces She now writes to urge her relatives
to emigrate to Peru and share her good for
tune. Wsll Done In a car on the Reading
Railroad, the other day, the seats were a'l
full except one which was occupied by a
pleasan. looking Irishman, and at one of the
stations a couple of evidently well bred and
intelligent young ladies came in to procure
seats Seeing none vacant, they wera about
to go into a back car, when Patrick aroe
hastily and offered them his seat. "Bat you
will have no aeat for yourself," responded
one of the young ladies with a smile, hesi
tating with true politeness to accept it
"Never mind that !' said the gallant Hiber
nian, "yer welcome to it. I'd ride on the
cowcatcher to Poiisviile any time for a smile
from each jinlltmanh ladies !" And be re
hastily on the next car, amid the
i of hit fellow painters.
Confiscation. The Houe of Reprecenta
tives on Monday last pased by. a vote of
yeas 82, nays fi8, a bill providing for the !
confiscation of the real and personal prop- ,
erty of all persons hereafter engaged in th e
civil or military service of the so-called
proceedings against ;
! .t, u- : .K.
of ,ne fjni,ed cIatPa in any District Court- '
j - .
The bill provides solely for proceedings j
againt properly, and dos not seem to con-
imnlate the conviction of the person own
How can conservative voters, who hate
Sumner and Love joy, and all men of their
c!ass. and whoe sole desire is to see the
Union restored on a trueconstitutiona! basis
consent to rprnain anyjorger with the Re
publican party? That organization, it can
not be denied, is now as fall' wedded to
the projects of the Abolitionists as any par
ty can be. Justice to themselves and their
coua"T requires that they should absolve
tnmelT" 'rom a!l connection with 'boe
! foT wbope r''l'cl opinions they have no
' fpect, and .aid in rescuing
! from t'ie common perils of Abolitioa and
fecession.- Carlisle Volunteer.
A Union soldier died the other day at St.
Louis of woonds received at Fort Donelson.
He was from Iowa, and his funeral was
held in the Capitol of that State. Ilia Jying
injunction was, tat no enemy of hit country.
Sectisivn.it or Abolitionist, thnuld tt permitted
to touch hi bji'y Chicago Times.
Thc repugnance of that soldier to Atoli
lionism and his destination of it is not sin
eating a superb turkey; it was excellent,
fluffed truffles to the neck, so tender, deli
cate, ad of h'gh flavor; we left only the
bones " "How many of you were there V
said his friend. Two!" replied the mag
istrate. "Two!''"Yes, ihe lurkey and my
self. T:it Grat ToNr An old cntleman in
the ci'y, who was remarkable for his pros
ingpowers, had got into the habit of talk in
continually of bis "gray pnj'; say what
yon would, da what you would in came the
gray pnny. A gentleman, who prided him
self on hi conversational powers, one day
mad a wager that he would converse with
the old fellow without allowing him the op-
porlnnj,y of ..mountinj, hi, p
even introduce hm. One diy he met him
at a tavern, and observing him at dinner,
said: "That's a very fine piece of salmon
yon've got there.
Yes sir," said
mount my little gray pony, and"
'Hang your little pray pony!" said the I
other; ''he ha cost me a dozen of wine
and a supper of oysters for six."
A Farmer's daughter was vi;ed by "a
young rutic, who, finding it difficult to
keep up conversation. aked the girl, after
an embarrassing silence had prevailed some
time, if she knew of acybody that wanted
to buy a shirt.
''No, I don't," she replied; "have yoa got
one to sell ?"
"O, no" said the rustic; "I ccly axed to
'MMMT,where's the man going to sleep V
asked a girl ot fifteen of her mother, who
bad ju&t promised a traveler a night's lodg
ing in their out-of-the -way hot. "IH have
to put him in with you and Jack and Kate
and Sue and Bet, I suppose, (was the reply)
and if it's too crowded, one of you must
turn in with mo and Dad and Dick and Jim
and Bob and the twins."
"Wife, I thought you said you were go
ing to have a goose for dinner?"
' So I did, and I've kept my word."
"Where is it ?
"Why, my dear, aint you here 1"
Smith couldn't see the point cf that Joke.
An Irish carriage driver made a very hap
py and characteristic reply, tbe other day.
A gentleman had replied to Pat'a '" Want a
carriage, sir V by saying "No I am able to
walk;" when Pat rejoined. "May your hon
or long be able, but seldom willing."
It is generally admitted that the Irish are
the most famous for making balls but tbe
Dutch can go ahead for making pig. For
I've got a pig cat, and I've got a pig tog, '
1 re got a pig calf, and I've got a pig bog,
j Sot a P'S 7 PkT nd tal2,
And ''"S a l wife d"'
flOU" ASD HKATE.
If :hou hast peace at home.
What boot it through ihe rattble root
wpim their tioarse, diccorriani pt.out,
. . "gn me unquiet worn should toss
Tt L. - i ... ' .
wi up lecuieucH aim uress.
ivurrinir liilnu K nta. t-
And vengeful surges smite the roclr
And men content with angry mind.
If tbou in sheltered nook cairn fiud
bweet peace at home.
If thoo ha&t love at home, p'rid
Why need's thou care through ihront ol
With sneer of scorn thy rouree deride !
Assail thy fabric of our fame
And ring their changes on thy name 1
Thou woald'st not to iheir ta-ie refuse
Snch pungent pastime it to choose,
While shielded from the unseemly blast,
Thy comforts all are garnered fast,
By love at home. '
If there is rest in Heaven,
And eo the unerring world declares,
Why shrink from labors, griefs or cares!
The appointed agencies to try
The patience and thy constancy."
For like the illusion of a dream. '
Like passing bubbles on a steam, . . ;
Shall be their memory and their pain,
When thou at last shall blissful gain
The rest of Heaven. '
There are plenty half-crazed fanatics in
the Kepublican party who onderstand this
war to be an abolition war, and profess to
be astonished how Democrats who are so
much opposed to Abolitionism can fight in
it. We are not at all surprised lo find lhat
these narrow-minded bigot cannot nnder
stand ibe patriotism of the democratic par
ty. They are schooled to believe that there
is no toy alty beyond the contracted limits
of their own party. While their sole object
in carrying on tbe war is to save a sectional
political platform, tbe democratic party has
nigher and nobler aimsit is fighting to
maintain tbe Cons i.uiion and the Union,
and that makes the mighty difference which -these
misguided fsna'ica will not allow
themselves to understand. Tbe democratic
party, independent of its fealty to the gov
ernment, has a double work to perform in
thib war it must watch and put down the
mad schemes of the abolitionists in the
North as well as those concocted by tbe
Secessionists of tbe South to overthrow ihe
Union. The people of the Sooth are ready
to break cp the Union to get clear of the
Abolitionists, bat the democratic party ad
monish them that that this is not the plan
they mast remain in the Union and pat
down the Abolitionists for it is with them
that the whole trouble has originated. This
accoants for the bitter hostility towards the
Democratic party by both Abolitionists and
Secessionists. They see very clearly that
the Democracy has risen in Ms mtght de
termined to balk both their disunion schemes
that its flat has go je forh that neither
the one or the other shall succeed in their
plots 10 destroy the government. This is
tehy the Democratic party is fighting in this
war, and the reason of (he deadly hatred
towards lhat party by traitors fforth and
Was the present war under a Democratic
Administration, the now so-styled Republi
can party would oppoe it as they have ev
ery other war, in which our country en
gaged, since the establishment of the gov
ernment. It would be euouh for them
that ihe Democratic party was in power to
jas:ify them, according to their notions, in
denouncing the war, embarrassing it in all
its operations, and giving 'aid and comfort'
j to the enemy in every possiMe shape. This
! has been the course pursued by the Repab
: lican pny in every other war and who can
doubt but that i. would be found in the very
same attitude, at this time, was the Demo
cratic party at the head of tbe Government.
The Democratic party has taught them a
lefson in loyalty and patriotism lhat they
never onderstood or practised belore That
party will never be iound imi'ating the bad
example of the Republicans, ia arraying
itt-elf gaint tl.e government in time of
war, no matter wbat political party may be
at ihe head of the Nation.
It is a matter ot hi-tory that the material
out of which the Republican party is now
composed was opposed to tbe war of 1812,
and artayed itself again-tthe administration
of Jackson, and denounced the Old Hero
when he attempted to pet down nullification
in Soutti Carolina. All through the Mexi-
i car. war this same party denounced the
Government with a bitterness trial knew no
bounds. Led on by Mr. Lincoln himself,
who was cheek by jowl with Tom Corwisj,
ihey did their ''dirty bet"to embarrass the
Government and give ' aid and comfort" to
the enemy in that war. W hen oar Govern
ment was straggling to put down the wick
ed rebellion in Utah where did this very
loyal Republican party stand Its papers
and orators over the land were found load
mouthed ia their bowlings against every
move ot the Government to suppress the
rebellion. It ill becomes a party with such
a disloyal record as this to prate about trai
tors to the Government in time of war -They
had better for ibe good of the country,
and the peace and harmony of every com
munity, wag ther tongues to some other
purpose. If we have any traitors among
os, it is those who, to ventilate their extra
slock of patriotism If), that can hardly hold
them trom the battle field, take every occa
sion to denounce their neighbors as "trai
tors" and stir op all the bad blood tbey
possibly can in ihe community. We be
lieve that the people ol the North are a unit
in their determination to stand by tbe gov
ernment in patting down this rebellion, and
it is only giving "aid and comfort" lo the
rebels to make them believe that a power
ful political party iu tbe North are their
friends This is not the casa, nor do Re
publicans honestly believe it; iill tbey
make use ot ihe dastardly meant to injure
tbe Democratic party when io reality they
are only injuring the cause of tbe country.
We beg lhe?e extra patriots who think tbey
can only serve their country by leading
mobs aud accusing more loyal men than
themselves, as being traitors, to endeavor to
crew their courage up to the point necessa
ry to enable them to meet the real traitor
on tbe battle field, and they would thereby
serve a good cause and aid to the peace
and respectability of the coramnnhy by re
lit veing it of their mischievous presence.
It is a despicable fcuir-9Ks to accuse men
with disloyally who never entertained a
feeling of the kind, and no one having a re
gard for bis character as a cbristain or a
gentleman would engage in snch dirty
work. Valley Sprit