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ClU COUSTRI'S DE1D.
They liv to G.d, they live tnGod,
Though gone Irorn human sight 1
The good am! brave, who lelt their homes
To batlle for ttie right.
To thee, 0 God, they sail live on,
Though ceased their mortal -strife ;
Ami wait the triumph ol the cause,
More dear to them than Me.
In sight cf men they seem to die, .
And prih from the earth ;
But Thou dost give ttiem, even here,
A new,, immortal birth.
Though chastened for a Hula time.
Though do-i remark their pain ; .
To die, to suffer for the right,
; 1, e en to earth, to gain
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Recorded shall forever stand
Each brave and honored name!
SOLD i E R-SU F F R'A G E .
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Jjear oirs- ! '
' Iu reply to your letter of 22od of ing under this law at Presidntial elec
August, iii relation to Soldier-voting, I tions, at the annual spring elections, or at
have prepared and now transmit yoa a muIiicjpai or gpecial elections fixed at oth-
Pt,3 ' "i-"1",ul4UUU r ,
questw . j arn peaf gjr j
-;-' Very truly yourg, '
. C II IUCKALEY. '
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An examination of the Statutes , IJe- ,
ciron aftht Supreme Court, and proposed
Amendment la the Lcns'itution, vpon the
ruty'fci of civil Svjfi-age ly Citizens of
rcnnsylvdnia in hlilanj Service. ; Hon, with ciiizen officers, lho command-
By an W of the General Assembly, ig officer of the troop or company is to
passed 29th March 1813, it was provid- ,lje Place of Section, and the officers
cd: "lht whenever an cf the citizeu arc to bold il to be sworn,' aml to make
of this commonwealth having a right to return?. Only citizens of the State, or
vote at a general election, shall be in ac- '. P003 owi"g allegiance to her laws, can
tual -iailithry service under a requisition be directed by her to perform such duties,
from the President of the United. States, Ground has already been shown for hold
er otberae, on the days appointed by law ing that ci,i"D'- of State who volun
for holding general elections within this teer into companies raided by ether States,
commonwealth, each and every such citi- cr directly into the service of the United
rn si all be entitled to exercise the right : St3t independent of State organization,
ofara at such place as may bs pre- . cannot vote : For the same reason of ex
MribJ by "tie' commanding oflr of the chsion fiPPlie9 t0 tbem that PPi" t0
compSny,;or troop, to which he or lLeJ ; United States conscripts, to wit : that they
. . , , t i. . ;n, 1 are not included in the terms of the act of
shall respective y belong, as fu.ly as it he ,
xl ' ;' . '.i ,t v nr 1939. But beyond this, where the offi-
or they were present at the usual p. ace ol J 7
. . - . .,'4 : cers of any troop or company, the rnr m-
clection, any provision in any act or acts J
. , . . . ;,.,.nj bera of whicu are cjali5ed to vote, shall
now us foiee to the contrary notwithstand- . ...
, , .u 4 u ' neglect or refuse to appoint, to hold, or to
inr ; provided however that no such elec-s fa '
, 1 t 1 nnmr,nT, 4Pf,rv ! make return, of an election, the whole pro
tion s iall be hlu if the company or troop ' v
to wh eh inch person or persons shall be ; ceediDS must fal1 5 and wtlere oScers
attacted, hall be within two miles of the are pot of th5s ?
waal place of holding elections, at the j
time, of holding such election.'
' . By the second section, ''the captain or
cbmir andicg offitser of each company, er
troop, ehiill act a. Judge, and the first
lieutenatt or second officer in command,
shall act as Inspector, at such election, so
far ai shall relate to the proper company
or tro-p to which such officer shall belong."
Ther! 1 rli other sections regulating re
turns., ,'sThis ohi statute was superseded by the
forty-third, and some of the following sec
tionsj of the general election law of 2nd
July 1823. The 43d sction of this law,
seadi as follows :
Whenever any of th citizens of this
commonwealth, qualified as hereinbefore
provided,, shall be in any actaal military
aerviee in' any detachment of die militia
or coips of volunteers, under 1 requisition
fiOTii the resident of the United States,
or by the authority of this ommoniceallh,
on this day of the. general election as
aforeuaid, such citizens may exercise the
right of suifraga at such plaee as may be
appoicted by the commanding officer of the
Jtroop or company to which they shall re
spectively belong, as fully as if they wero
present at .he usual place of election : Pro-xUiidfth-dt
no member of any such troop
or company, shall be permitted . to vot j
at tho place so appointed, if at the time of
such jjieeticTi ha shall t within ten mUes
of this plaqe at which he would be entitled
to voi, ifcot in service as aforesaid.
The forty-fourth section is similar to the
second ccj? of the act cf IS 13 above men
tioceil, esiiept ia the new provision it con
tains,1 thafi' in case of the neglect or refu
sal oi' the lofficers designated, to serve at
gach.tIe:don, the officers "next , ia com-
rnand" ialjompanies or troops, shall- act
iui"S3 Ed inspectors. The proceedings i
for cendaetyeg saca elections tusu, as
t3 practicable, ba the game as those at or-
dinarr neacrsi eiecuuus...
alM t3 matner in which the ofa-
ccrB homing such elections shall be sworn,
h." directed. The forty-sixth
! clares that a'l penalties upon officers and
electors for violation of law at ordinary f
elections, shall extend to these provided J
for by the act. : The four sections next
following, relate to returns and to the j
enumeration of votes by return judges. ',
It is to be remarked, that all the returns
directed to be'made are to be transmitted ,
through the mails. ;
. Under these acts, or rather under that :;
of 1839 which stands in placa of the older '
statute, it is plain, that persons drawn for ;
the military service of the United States j
under the conscription act of Congress of
3d March 16C3, are not authorized to vote. !
For the act of J 839 applies only to "e- !
tachmenls of miUti? and to "corps of vol-
untters" in service under State authority, i
or under a requisition upon the State from
the President of the United States. In ;
1839, and always previously, conscription
by the United States was quite unknown,
and no provision was made for persons ;
who miht be draws into .ervice by it. i
Therefore, even if this law should be held I
valid, conscripts could not vote uneler it. ;
They, like citizens in civil life, would be
obliged to vote, if they voted .at all, iu. j
their proper home election districts and not
Again, the act of 1839, following the
example of the act of 1S13, provides only )
for votes to be given at the genrral dec-
lions , which , by our Constitution are fixed
on the second Tuesday of October of each
T. iVM 41. ... ii U i
times within the year than the second;'
Tuesday of October. At none of these i
can the right of suffrage be cxereised ''on !
the day of the general election, as afore- ;
said,'' to which occasion the privileges con-
fcrred by the acu are limited.
possibIlj; th,t eieckioa3 fihould be I
nelj un(jer thw act, except in companies !
or troop under complete state organiza-I
e o ieQ eae; u.ey cannot Depunisnea.
xiiure I'su tie 110 prt.iente 01 ptjwer ou ue
half of our Stata to extend her laws civil
or criminal over persona beyond her bor
ders in United States service, and who
owe her none of the duties of citizenship.
I assume that the act was intended to
have operation and authorize voting as
well beyond as within, the State limits.
Notwithstanding respectable professional
opinion to the contrary, this conclusion
may be drawn from the following points:
1st. that all the election rcturna are to be
made through the United States mails
which cm con yoy them from remote point3.
2nd. That military service rendered the
United States by our citizens, will usually
be service beyond the Stato boundary.
3rd. The practice under the act in 1847
during the Mexican war, and 1861. 4th.
The inequality of allowing some qaalified
soldiers to vote and excluding others; the
enjoyment of the right depending upon the
circumstance cf place at the t'ma of the
election over which the voter, being sub
ject to military orders, can exercise no
control. Lastly, may be considered, the
situation of the State arid country when the
act of 29 March 1813 was passed. . In the
spriDg of that year the inyasion of Cana
da was intended. Strong efforts were
to be made to obtain eontrol of the lakes
and of the country beyond them ; to re
trieve the Hull disaster ; to chastise the j
savages, and to secure ourselves against J
insult and danger along the entire border, f
Pennsylvania eoldier were then in, the)
army of Gen. Harrison in Northern Ohio j
and at other places beyond the State lines, !
and the military operations in which they ;
were to participate, were also to bo con-;
ducted beyond them. " Under these circum
stances this act to authorize soldier-voting
was passed. Tt wsa probably intended to
encourega enlistments and TolunteeriDg.
and to operate extra-territorially, at placs
outside the State, to which militia and vol
unteers were to be sent.
II aviDg now shown the tsrms ant ex
tent of the law regulating suffrage by per
sons in military ftorvico, we nny pro ev.d.
to rxamiue the qucstiou of its validity.
For that ha? boon assailed and judgment
has gooe. agniwst it in tha h'ghost court of
the communwealth. The -ftatut-1 i ..pro-'
nouneed by th-t couit -.o pn !,. and
void, because it coutraict- th H?t sec
tion of the third article of tho (.'.'.--nstlu. lien
of Pc-nnsylvatia. Tiiat section re-.d- :
"In -elections by the eiti.i n-; ..t?very
white irceniHn of the " age of twenty one.
years, having resbttd in this state on
year", and in tlte election district where he
offtrsto vote ten days immeiutct -1 pn-cfd
i"g such flection, and within two years
paid a state or county fax which i hall
have been assessed at least ten day, be
fore the election, shall enjoy the rights ol
an elector," &c.
This is the fundamental law which ex
cludes all other law inconsistent thorevrith.
The man who falls witLiu this exact do-:
scription of an elector, has a complete I
right to vote of which no Legislature can ;
deprive him, and upon the man who in. da
ficient in any one particular here meiuion
ed, no Legislature can confer the right.
It is not in the power of Judge, or Gov
ernor, or Legislator, to change one hairs
breadth the electoral requirements here
recited, and thy' are each bound by
solemn oath to support the Constitution
which contains them.
Let the words relating to residence in ,
an election district be taken accordiiir to :
their plain meaning, and as they must
have been understood by the people when
adopted by them as pirt of the Comtitu-,
tntion, and what do they import I Clear
ly, in any given cae, those three things :
Is-t, the existence of on election district;
2nd, residence therein for trn days, and
3rd, an offer to vote there. But the act of
1S3U utterly disregards all these cornli- .
tions upon which .suffrage is made to de
pend, and attempts to authorize elections
without them. It establishes no election
districts ; it adopt for its purposes nine
already formed ; and it neither requires
nr contemplates any fixed resident e, or
any offer to vote, within a district. The
word district includes the ideas of territory ;
and boundary, and the term elfctior, di- i
trict, as used and perfectly familiar in this !
State, moans a limited portion or territory
within which the riht of suffrage m:iy b
exercised by qualified residents, thereof,
and to which, as to them, that ri?ht :;s re-
The act of 1639 like that of 1 810, au
thorizes ' the commanding officer ( the
troop or company" to appoint the plauo of
election, but this has nothing to do with
the formation of districts, and none are,
in fact, to be formed or established. Fix
ing places of election f-electing the precise ;
spots within districts where voting is to '
take place is quite a different thinjr from '
establishing districts, and if it wen' ii'"t,
the legislature could not delegate its pow
ers lor such purposp to a military o:lleer.
Uut the non-require men t of a fixed re.
idenvi of the voter at the p' scc of voting,
for the purpose of suffrage under this law,
quite as clearly condemn- it.
ten days immediately prj-
ceding such election, &c., he shall snjoy
the rights of an elector;" so say$ the
Constitution. tlBeing in actual military
service on the day of election, he shall
enjoy the right of suffrage, tc," says the
statute. No previous residence whatever
is required at the place "where he offers
to vote" at the place "appointed by the
commanding officer of the troop or com-1
pany" even if such place could, by some
strange ue of language, be called "an ;
election district." He may see this place
and the region about it, for the firift time,
on the very day or the very hour when he '
votes, and may leave it forever a moment j
after his vote is given. j
But it may be said (and nothing else ran
be said), that he votes by virtue of his
continued residence in his proper election
district at home; that such constrictive
home residence fulfils the requirement of
the Constitution, and enables him to vote
at the "place" where he may happen to be. j
But this argument is utterly shattered and .
destroyed by citing against it the strong, :
clear words of the Constitution itself: !
resided" lden days" "in the election',
district where he offers to vote'."
Indi.-putably, by these words the place
where a citizen may vote is constitutionally
declared to be within the very election dis
trict of his residence, or, as said by the
Supreme Court "construing the words
according to their plain and literal import
they mean, undoubtedly, that the
citizen, possessing the other requisite qual
ifications, is to have a ten day's residence
in an election district, and is to offer bis ,
ballot in that district.'
- This provision relating to the district
residence of Toteri was not in ejistence
when the act of 1813 was passed. It was
ore of the amendments made to the Con
stitution in 1838, prior to which ti ir "nv
a State residence of two years wa re
quired. An examination of the debates
of the Convention which framed it, will :
show, that it was intended to secure election--
nTAinst fraud, and to bear the con
ih iu t'.oii row given, :;nd which is required
lv it vcrv jan!Mia!.
li" j ;'-h bavin? a district re.sM; n'e ;
.'i'k-V: : d to v.ite 'yoi! their di.iicts
I)i'jo"d t'jj i;:. ighborho! d j where they
ere known and eyui (as in rases under,
this act of l3!i) tvyor.d the iiinits of the
Commonwealth the very frauds, irregu- 1
larities and confusion which thu amend- j
nient wan intended to preveut, would come
into existence, to degrade the elections and
nffiict the people. But if the art of 1839 i
were held to be good law, the legislature
could authorize, not soldiers merely but
other citizens, to vote outside their proper
districts and at remote points, with all the
evil consequences jast stated.
Untenable, however, as is this position
that home-residence may be made to sup
port voting abroad condemned as it may
be by the. fundamental law and by reason
it points to an, important doctrine or
principle of law which is next to be con
sidered. The citizens who compose the detach
ments of militia and corps of volunteers
mentioned iu the act of 1639, do not loe
their claims to be considered residents of
the State and of their respective election
districts, by entering into military service,
for temporary periods, and under thv or
ders or at the instance of their Stato gov
ernment. They are justly considered as
temporarily absent upon the public busi
ness, without such surrender or waiver of
their citizen-rights as would follow an
ordinary reir.oval of a citizen into another
State or country. This most reason ab!c-
and just doctrine is completely supported
by authority and stands sure.
Kt-jidtnce within the Stato or district
docs not require for its maintenance the
constant bodily prepuce therein of the
individual who claims it. He resides thcr
if he have there his domicile or (borrow
ing a good word from a Saxon instead of
a Latin original) his permanent place of
If he go forth at the command of his
State, to breast in its behalf the hho' k ot
war, he does not loosen liis grasp upon
his home, and when he returns to that
home, perhaps scarred and broken, he re
sumes the exercise cf his electoral righN
as if he had been always there corporeally
This doctrine of home-voting resting
upon horue-r? sidence, is supported by com
mon uage at our elections, and by the
vry deeijion of the Supreme Court nof
under review. Hundred or thou-uind- of
volunteers and militiamen have so vnt i
in this Mate since the outbreak of the war,
and thousand will so vote at the general
election now approaching. Hut the clear
ness and crrtsiuty of this right tell with
decisive effect airaiust the" lawfulness of
rotiiij; abroad, and mu-t oblige hii advo
ate cf ih-. latter to arn'aiu, tha' an
eke!or can hav two legal rseicu'cs ::t
one time, or ihat he can vo'.e at either of
two different places of election on the same
It remains to say, in this plae, that the
Supreme Court has not decided that soldiers
cannot vote, but simply tint all citizens,
whether soldiers or civilians, must vote in
accordance with the Constitution of the
Commonwealth. The opinion of the Court,
which will be found in the 5th volume of
Wright's Reports, pnge 403, is most full,
forcible, and satisfactory, and should be
read by any one who desires to form an
intelligent and final opinion upon the sub
ject to which it relates.
In consequence of the decision that
soldier-voting, outside of proper districts,
was unconstitutional, a Joint Resolution
propo.-ing an amendment to the Constitu
tion waj brought forward at the la.-t session
of the. Legislature, and wa passed by an
unanimous vote in both Houses. That
proposition U as follows :
'There shall be an additional scctiou to
the third article of the Constitution, to be
designated as section four, as follows :
Section 4. Whenever any of the qual
ified electors of this Commonwealth shall
be in any actuil military service under a
requisition from the President of the United
States or bv the authority of this Com
monwealth, such electors may exercise the
right of suffrage, in all elections by the
citizens, under such regulations as are or
shall be prescribed by law, as lully as it
they were present aC. their usual place of
If this proposition should be again ap
proved or passed by the next legislature,
it can then after a notice of three months,
bo submitted to a vota of the people for
their adoption or rejection, and upon adop
tion by them would become a part of the
It will be observed that this proposed
amendment follows in part only the pecu
liar phraseology of the act 1839, in dtsig
i:aiing the persons in military service to
whom it extends." It sp' aks in the lan
guage of that act, of persons
RftU'd military scrvier," and then, drop-
ping the words, "in any detachment of
.... , .
the nnhtia or corn ot volunteers conliu-
ties, '; under a requisition from the I'mi -
dent of the United States, or by the au -
thority cf this Coimuonwsalth.' The
effect of the suppression of the words
.iaK..l ; rrwt rn,f,,i.(li, ola-jr 'I'o trnrd
"requisition' in the act ot JKJ'J, mcaus a
or demand made by tho J resident
upon the State. If it is intet-ded to have
1 . . .
the same meaning in this amendment,
perhaps there is no change of sense pro-
duced by the suppression, as such requisi-
lions would at all events be fill :d by "de-
tachmentsof militia or corps of volunteers "
Uut the writer of the amendment may have
; , , ,
iuteuded u give this word rcepibition" a
more eenso meauw.-g, so as fcJ .oe.u.e , n. A miser cutting up a naval flag
any demand er order for troops from this j a,,l CoverimL' it into money ba- dediea-
State, whether directed to the State au- j led to Gideon G Weils and his trolher-in
thorities or not. It is one of the inipr r- ; lw, Mraa.
feetions of this amendment, that the mean- j No- A rope dancer balancing an emp
ing of this important part of it, should be 1 lY P'cher ou his chin dedicated to YVm. H
open to dispute. If conscripts are to be dri1'
, , , . . , , No. 8 A nun crusried to death under
included m the amendment, and to exer- ; . . . . , ,. ,
I everti lote cl ureen paper, which leil Irorn
cise the right of suffrage under it, it will a FCaifol(tlu. over hl8 head. A frighlfui
be important to turn to the 34th Section j pjotIjre dedicated to S. P. L'hase.
of the Conscription act of 3rd March 1803, I 40 9. a white man embracing a negro
which provides : - j wench. An imrnodefl picture dedicated
"That ail persons drafted under the j 10 Charl S.irnr,er.
e . . ii, 1 ' No. 10. lny ihieves breaking inro o
provisions of this act, shall bo as.-igijed '. ....
, . I (j'tve-nment treasury dedicated to ine
by the President (o military duty in such i ,r mn,, f ,. , , ,-
J 1 Iricnus ot the admiinslraiion.
corps, regiments or other branches ef the i No. FiVe fa,,re3 jeachin? the devil
service, as the exigencies of the service j how to he dedicated to the editor cf the
may require. '' lltrnKL
How soldiers dispersed under thi pro- No. 12. A crowd cf negroes stripping
vision, scattered in all parts of the service, ,!" t!nr' otf a "Aliit'5 ma". aad having him
mingled with men and commanded by offi-
cers of other States and countries, can ex- !
ercie the ri ff ht of suffrage under the reg
ulations of the act of 1633, or of any other
State act of &imiUr character, it is difficult
The proposed amendment applies to
'all elections by the citizens." and is not
confined to ''general elections" as are the j
acts of 1613 and 1839. It is comprtben- j
sive, and at Presidential elections it would
doubtless be convenient; and effective in
aid of a President who desired a re-election,
or desired to select his successor.
As Commander-in-Chief of all iu military
service, lie could control the whole pro
, . , . ,. ,
ecuirtf, and the country would be relieved
,; , , . , , . ,
rom all I nose h?.rrasing doubts and tnst
vexatious uncertainty, as to results, which
have heretofore characterized ur Prcsi -
When this amendment aiin comes nr.
in the Legislature for action, it will be ini
port:inl to examine cin-ful'y. its form, the
signification of the word "requisition"
which ii contains, and its probable opera
tion and effect in future Presidential tdec-
tius: in. short, whether its departures from
the phr&oh.-v and provisions, of the act
of 139, are improvement or not. This
is rendered particularly uecssarv by the
... , ,. , , ' ,
ItitiT-ducnon into thi roilCV Of the United
sr.fes oftho plan or syslem ol couciip-
tion. which (as already stated.) dNpen s
wiih calls or requisitions upon the State
government and acts nnon the .'itiresi. es-
lion between the citizen, of iho State and
the government of the United States. It
will be necessary that the amendment
avesuchformtu.titw.il fairly accoin-
phsh its purpose and stand undisturbed
and unperverted by contact with new
plnns of military action or policy adoptvd
by ihe United States : Otherwise, it may
possibly happen, that complete control
over State elections will be transferred to
the Federal Government, although such
rseult is neither desired nor contemplated
in amending the Constitution.
Appeals are now made to soldiers by j
party newspapers and orators, to oppose
Judge Woodward at the coming election;
becausti, in the regular course of his duties, :
he was obliged to decide the question of the ;
constitutionality of the act of 1S39, aud '
did decide it, along with other judges of
the Supreme Court, honestly and truly. ;
Neither he nor his colleagues could
change the Constitution
Fhev were, as
st men, bound to declare' it as they
, , . , , f :
d it, and apply it to tne case before'
' . .
them. That their decision wa correct
and stood upon sound, honest reasons,
has becD shown in the foregoing examiDa-
tion of it, and will still more clearly ap-
ear up0n nQ examination of their pub
lisIlCa oDioion. The conclusion is there-
if i . , , , -,-:
fore clear, that instead ol incurring cen-
; , A
sure, they may justly claim the confidence,
! respect and approval of every soldier who
; possesses that sense of honor, leading to
tbo discharge of dnty, which military ser-
I vice is calculated to inspire in any manly
Great Lincoln ficlnre Gallery.
Thronph the politeness of several pairii
ers, men of remarkable genius, we hae
received a list of drawings nd painfniKV
which are to be placed cn exhibition at
Wa-.ir.cion immediately after the 4ih of
March, J8R5. They or as follows :
j No. I. A view of the O.ve of Famine ; a
lean, cbasilv finre placed a sentinel at the .
1 ' ..... . '
j 'J,. at tfie right are 2or ,of)o 1
( crip ...j 0 lhft ,.f, aM unacc(,uiaMe
j ,hrong pf wi;ows arii orphans. A remark
able picture dedicated to At e Lincoln
I No.'2 ' J lul is !cariol in the set of be
- ' , . .. .
e 3. M. iMis'an reiaima nis i
.,.,., , . - . 4 . ,
! w,'h 'he devd. A copy dedicated to Ma-
! jor Gen p p u,p.r
j ;0. 4 , group of gamblers qnarrellin
J at all fonr. After the manner of Tediors
j dedicated to the Republican comraciors.
-No 5 l orn Thumb speaking through a
! -"-P. wilh ' "-er,r,o,. .0 pas. himself
era! Maj'ir Getierls.
' -"''"".ea ... me ust uo?,ess
naked dedicated to the ust conres''
.No 13 A ihrnrnr of w n! men and n-
g-oe setting fire to the temple of Liberty.
Am immense picture; canvass 4(1 feel by
42 dedicated to the Kepublican parly
No. 14. A drunken white man, with hi
face piie.ied like a negro, holJin a bsnjo
in his hand singing. ''John Brown's soul ii
marching on," dedicatedjto John W. For
ney. No 15. A picture of ihe infernal regions,
with the devils all unchained. Labelled,
"The United Jiii9 in tlie reign of Lincoln
Ihtnan hanging on the gaMnw. !
vv-viii.tj ijri'irpaii-j iui Jiuioctttl UCUKd'
led to the ll'.rnii.
No. 17. "The Union Le.ngne being the
p:c:nre of a rnon ot white men and negroes
. ,. . , t , ,
trvir.g to split a ran ltclled : "ib Lu-
i 4n. IS Diploma-ic dinner at the White '
j House Hi black Kxeei-eney the Mmis-
j ter Irorn llayti, seated between Mrs. Lin-
I co1" aml charming Miss Chase. The
ii , . ... . .,
eas oi ir.e reM oi irie nipiomaric corps an - '-'j. mu, nun ioe uiuuiu noTer arruano
vaejnt. Join. W. Forney standing behind -'ucl' plee-j, and travel hack through im
tl.e ch iir of the Haytien Minister dre?ed measurable space to visit them. But of
as a wafer. A very spirited painting. . th pot on the green earth, none is so
N- 19 Flenry Ward 3fecher, in the act Facre " as that where rests, waiting the
of pmying io the dvil to send famine, '-e- i resurrection, those who onced, loved and
tiieuee and ihe sword upon a slavery cur?ed
i N- 20. Kev-rrnd Or-. Cheever and :
T-vn- ftt 3 interview with Sat.n, -;
in iront of the pulpit in Cheever's church. ,
. . ' , ,. . ...
Satan in the act of driiverin aa opinion m
tavor of a Miperior race of u,ec ,0 ppring
jroin an umaigamaiion of white and blacks s
Cheever &e,d Tyng appear deliahted.
fine nainiinc. and an excellent likeness, of'
: No. 21. A copperhead chasing a huge .
bIk snake, which is running away with!
a!:f'sl'b'd velocily. j
Tfi n.-intir!f will fnrm nno nf tKa
moM rematkab!e r;ctare gaiierip9 ia ,be ;
country . no, only on account of the great!
merit a-works of art, bul as well for their !
hisioneal and local iuieres'.s. It is himed '.
thai the next Ccr.eress will purchase ihe !
w'i'!e I. abery, ant. make it permanent at-
traction io draw literary men and artists
from all parts of the worid to ashing-on
A Draft Storf.
We find the following in the Drawer of
The enrolling officer of Salisbury District,
Maryland was very active and thtough in
the performance of his duty. One day he
went to ihe honeof a countryman, and find-
in none of the male members at home, he
made inquiry of the old woman about ihe
j number and a?e of the "males" of the fami-
y After naming several the oi l lady
"Inhere no one else V. asked
the officer "No replied the woman, "none
excep: Bdly Bray." "Billy Bray, where is
'IU wai Al ihe barn a minute no "
f a; j qq wpnt lho ctficer,
j but couJi, not ftnei ,he man- Coming back
i the worthy othcer questioned the old lady
- ! as to the ag of Billy, and Tent away, alien
enrolin? his name among those to be drali-
; tea. i ne time ot etrauiDg came, nn.j among
1 t'iose on whom the lot fell was Billy Bray. !
, d;d ,je , t
j otRcer wba enrolled him was called on
to produce, and, lo aDd behold, Biily Bray
wa a Jackass ! and stands now on the list
of dralted men as forming cne of th quota,
' ef Maryland.
Life and Love.
WhM lereons are embo lic I in thy leacfn
ins ! -lern leioii. an we i" our days of
hop and happiness, could never think en
eourUeri'iJ as we set sail under sunny skies.
. water ; we niu not uream or ine ciouub,
: the s orrn, ibe tempest, that came all too
"soon nd awoke us from our fond seenrity.
Time, the ereat enoni'or of all heart
t?ac" " "ndeniWe ed stern troth,
"t'n on 8,1 th'ne:bot
j "lWe' i? '1ea'b- Oh, how horrible .
l.i ir, . I. .1
; ine wrCK 01 nearis an-i nome, wueri ins
! meseiiaer reisdess and unerring in hi
tonig j prayer and tear are of no "avail ;
li'e's le--nn we mut all learn, life's bur
dens we must bear. -.
Who has not seen some of their loved
ones wrapped in the-rld narmsi' of the
arave and borne to iho inrmmerable city of
the dead ? when we remembered that in onr
watiderir;;: thrmh life's paths we should
meet them r.o more, see their kindly team
ing smile hear iheir loved tones no more,
have we nm. in angrjih of son!, uttered the
w iil of a bleeding heart, let me, die for all
this brod earih I have nought to live for;
b'lt we cannot die when we wish 10 most;
we may weop at matiy a grave before we
reach our o-n.
Who ha rmt wept over broken hopes
and severed lies ? who has not een, one
by one life s cherished dreams depart, its
siolden chalice turned to bitterness ; or
"alched rudely from our grasp the hope
and troM of years ?
- Oh, who catnnt ay, when all onr hoard
ed hopes are croshed. onr household good
are fCa'tereJ trid broken, I would not Jive
Crafted iini G;veq the same Localiei as
There ar jew w ho understand the provi
sions of ihe ron;crip!icn act place drafted
men en terms of perfect equality with vol-ar.teer-,
giving them the same Government
boon v, the sams tide ot pensions, ths lams
11 --.j .......
nt'emem f.ss to'i m&de heretofore, many
hive discredited it; and to end all questions
u;on the suhjec;, we quote fro.-n the act it.
Sec. 2. And he itfu'hir encted. That all
persoi.s thus enrolled shall be snbject for
two ear- after the firM day of July suc
ceed. no the enrollment, to be called intu
ihe milifarj- service of the United Slates,
and to continue in service during the pres
ent rebellion, not, however, exceeding the
term of three years ; and when called into
ervice that I, be yliiced on the same footing in
all it -peds. at vohihters, for three years or
f ,,ri''4 war '"''"l" advance jny and
A "uutLfr's Grave.
Fir'h bai som sacred spots where "we
i feel like fonning ihe the shoes from ocr feet,
ano ireao.ng wnn noiv reverence : wnere
common words of pleasnra are unfitting;
p'ace mhre friendship hand lingered in
each ott.er, where where vows have been
1 -h'ed. prayers offireJ and tears of parting
.. t, s i. , .i .. u . - i
cherished, flence in all ages, the better
Port;n of maRki,"J ha"r chosen the lovel
"Pts they have I jved to wander at even-
tide and weep alone But among the char-
rel houses of ihe dead if there is one sp-t
m,,rp vpup,! Ihn ih rt It is a mother
rn re hC3Tt 0 'nan 'n - " 'l a a motner s
grave, there sleeps the moiher of our infan-
cy she whose heart was a stranger to eve
rj oiher eenz. But love, aid who conli
always find excase& for us when we could
I rone for ourselves. There she sleeps and
W8 ,0'e the very '-arthjor her sake,
Octr.ce Upon Democratic Woi-We
find the following extraordinary statement
: k. V.-. I :l 'n', :n.:.f.L.,e.w.
hjst . J
-We are informed that on Tuesdav even-
jnCi jn Liverpool, about thirty women and
five men dessed in women's clothes, sorted
out wj.h tar and fe:hers after the Dem".
j cratic women in that town. They first
werit jnlo ..he honse of Mrs. Morris, a widow
WOir.an, and a boy called her to the door
j ne lhen l00.,- hold of her and tore otfail ber
i clothe s except her chemise. The crowd of
fiecds then came up, and dressed her in a
coat of tar and leathers, iney next went
to the house of Mrs. Lee, whose husband
died in the army three months aso. She
foDbl like a tigress, but the fowl she-fiends
succeeded in treaiing her ia the same way.
j Five oiher Democratic women were tarred
; and feathered."
j ;e have r.o comments on this unhoman
' barbarity. If the parties can be fouud oat
j they ought to ha punished with the sever
eil penelty of law.
Tub Chinee are a queer people to go to
market. A triend at Camoa writes that a
' neighbor Ol his had TUSt laid IQ niS WIHt-r
I provisions a hind quarter of a horse and
two barrels of bull dog, the lalter salted to
! keep. .
. I cannont think 6ua Dick,
makes my ankcl- grow so thick."
"You do not recollect," says Harry,
"How fcreat a calf they have to carry."
Look not mournfully into the pastit
j comes not back again. Wisely improve
the present it i ihiue. Go forth to raeet
the shadowy fotcre without fe.r ; aud witH
a manly heart. 5