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IT MAY BE.
, It is a. fearful mystery,
This yielding up the breath.
Ceasing to hear, to feel, to see,
And sinking into death
With tears we lay the form away,
Within its last cold bed,
And of tha friend we loved, we say,
That "be ia with the dead."
'lt is with the dead !" and where are they,
Who knoweth ? It may be,
That hov'riog round us every day
Are form we cannot see ;
That sonny eyes look down on as,
Kind hands are clasping ours,
And lovieg hearts are striving thus
To cheer life's weary hours.
It may be, what we often call
The dim and faint ideal,
Is far more true and near to all.
Than v.-hat is termed the real.
It may be wt who sleep and dream, -
And thct who watch and wake.
They may be activethough tbey seem
lu life no part to take.
: And if these senile Spirits prove
- That 'they are with us yet,
That theirs is an undying love,
- - Oa ! we must not not forge:.
. If but this misty veil divides
The seen from the unseen,
We pray, as life still onward glides,
"Lord, keep nur memory gren."
The Herald fays, ":be rebellion is on its i
fist legs." So it has been for three years, I
by the weekly announcement of that jour
A work hac jut teen published showing
' bow young ladies should receive atten
tions." "The author," Mrs Harris 'says,
might as well write a book telling young
talks Low they should kiss, eat honey, or
suck new cider out of a bunghole. Some
things come by rtater," says she, "and conn
ing is one of them." Teach a girl to court !
ll can't be done. .
- 'Do yon consider lager beer intoxicating!'
.VeI,' replied W , "as for dat I gant say
I drink fee fty or seexty Masses in von day,
and it no hurts me; pot I ton't know how
it would pe if a man vaa to make a tarn
.hog of hiKself.'
'In sixty-one, the war begun ;
In sixty-two, it was bali through ;
la sixty three, the niggers were tree,
In 6ixtyfonr, the war will be o'er.
In eixty -one your party swore,
la sixty days twould all be o'er.
Two sailors were sitting on the gunwale
of their ship drinking grog. "This is meat
and drink' said Jack, and fell overboard
s be was drinking.
"And now joa have got washing and
. lodging," coolly remarked Tom.
"Mr Deab," said Mrs. Dogberry to her
daughter, "you should not hold your dress
eo very fcigh ia crossing the street." Then
' ma," replied the maiden, "how shall I ever
" chow the beauty of my flounced pantaletts
that have almost ruined my eyesight to
. manufacture ? I'm sure I don't care if the
beauxsdo!Iookr at me."
President Lincoln is recovering from a
slight attack of varioloid. .
The "government" has been freely bled
f for the i last three years, but this is the first
. time it ever bad the small pox.
A New Orleans paper says that a true
' Union woman is like the sugar we some
times get a combination of sweetness and
V Tiii Cars of Small Thikgs. No man
; ever made a fortune, or rose to greatness in
any department, without being careful of
email things. : As the beach is made up of
grains of sand, so the millionaire fortune
..is the aggregation of the people, of single
advents ;es, often inconsiderable in amount.
'-"Every eminent merchant, from Girard'and
Astor down, has been noted for attention to
details. Few distinguished lawyers have
. 5 ever poetised in (he conrts, who have not
been remarkable for a similar characteris
J lie. It was one of the most striking pecu
liarities of the first Napoleon's mind. The
- snost petty details of house-hold expenses,
- the most trival facts relating to his troops,
vera ia bis opinion, as worthy of attention
as the tactics of a battle, the plans of a cam
paign, cr the revision ' of a code. ' Demos
'theses, he worlds unrivaled oratory was .as
. r.zioss aboat his gestures and intonations,
esibesi tha texture of bis argument or tae
zrz:;-u3 of his word. Before such exam-
""pLs.sad is rery highest walks cf intpl-
Uzi, L?-.t cc-,-arr-ilb!a tha conduct of small
K-lzii ivhg small thin-. - ; .
' ..' Hypocricy cf Senator Hale.
The recent debate in the Senate,in which
Mr Davis, of Kentucky, and Mr. Hale, of
New Hampshire took part, was a most piti
able revelation of the impudence of Aboli
tion hypocricy. The severe and just stric
lures of Mr. Davis upon the course of the
Administration in their manner of conduct
ing the war, and his assertion that he hon
estly believed this war was to be continued
until after the Presidential election, was the
signal for a great display of very vinuious
indignation on the part of Mr. John P. Hale.
All that simulated indignation was in the
very funny Senator from New Hampshire's
best vein ; but no one who has been in the
habit of listening to his jokes in the Senate
believed for a moment thai he ws in ear
nest. "The charnal house" figure was ex
celleut, but meant no more than Mr. Ed
ward Everett's "fields wet with brother's
blood." One can easily have a monopoly
of patriotism if the torpedo touch of an in
dignant denial of disloyalty to establish it;
and Mr. Hale perfectly comprehends this.
His idea of "Repudlican Senators being
bound by the sancity of their oaths to sus
tain the coun try and the Constitution,"
when tor the last three years they have
been endeavoring to destroy the one, and to
overthrow the other, is perlectly sublime in
its unapproachable impudence, and when
he added to it the assertion that the desti
nies of this country have been snbmi'.ted to
the Republican Senators, we could not but
think, from the experience ol the last three
years, that it was in very unsafe hands.
Uncle Toby had two ideas in his head
one of his bowling green, and the other of
the widow V adman. Mr. Ha!e has one
that slavery is a most horrible evil and the
other, that war is one of God's heavei sent
agencies to overthrow it ; and so he l wat
tles in a most profane way about God's
trying the question of free government be
fore the world, and asserts his belief that
He has entrusied the destinies of the conn
try, to the hands of the Republican party.
God help the land if they are to work up its
destinies. It there is any other man, a!-j
ways excepting Mr. Sumner, responsiole j
for all the innocent blood that has been i
shed, and al! the desolation that has swept
over us, it is this very Senator Hale. Dues
he suppose that he can biiad the' eyes of
his country men to this tact, by these over
strained bursts of patriotism ? But the rich
est part in 'he play was when he lashed
himself into a burst of indignation over the
assertion by Mr. Davis "ihat the Republi
can party wished to prolong the war lor a
political object." We wonder whether the
indignant Senator had forgotten Mr. Sew
ard's speech at Auburn, when he said :
"Abraham Lincoln was elected in I860, to
be President not of a part but of the whole
of the Union; but he has been forcibly
kept out of a part of the United States.
There can be no peace and quiet until
Abraham Lincoln is President under the
next election lor the whole United States.'"
We wonder if he supposes that the people
are so blind as not to discover the plan re
cently developed in Mr. Lincoln's message,
of the one-tenth scheme of reconstruction,
as a most feasible plan by virtue of the bay
onet and cartridge-box, to perpetuate his
power. Virtuous, patriotic Senator Hale ! j
you may possibly hv deceived yourself
in '.be idea (hat you were indignant at such
a charge, but the great mass of the people
understand too well the plots and counter
plots of you and your Aboli'.ion crew, ever
to give you credit for s incerity. You may
bave deceived Mr. Garret Davis, but you '
cannot deceive the American people.
The United States under Democratic and
under Whig rule was prosperous, her peo
ple happy, and every seeming encroach
ment of power was sternly rebuked. Ours t
was then a nation of laws ; to the Judiciary (
man could torn for that justice which his j
fellowman denied him. with a certain assur. i
. r , -
ance of receiving it.
From the eighteenth day of June 1812,
when Congress declared war against Great
Britain to the end of the year 1814, when
that fierce war was ended, t was denounc
ed with a bit'eriiess that, up to that time
had no parallel, by many of the leaders
ol the old Federal party ; yet, although it
was a war against the greatest power of
the world, no American citizen ever sup
posed that be would lose his liberty by such
opposition, and the Democratic Administra
tion that conducted the war to ils glorious
close, never deemed that within the pages
of the Constitution, and hid away ia the
words, ''Congress shall bave power to de
clare war," there existed, or could exist,
the right ol the President to turn our forts
into bastiles, end, without judge or jnry,
without law and without crime, to immure
American citizens, as if criminals of the
deepest dye. '
The war commenced in May, 1846, ."by
the acts of the Republic of Mexico," in
shedding American blood on American
soil, was denounced wi'.h a bitterness ex
ceeding, if possible, that of the war of 1812,
as a "God abhorred," a "God-accursed;'
and a damnable war, and a leading Senator
of his party 60 far forgot himself and his
country as to speak aa if be wished the
Mexicans to "welcome with bloody bands
to hospitable graves" our brave soldiers,
who at the nation's call went to avenge the
nation's wrongs. "Yet Mr. Corwin, nor The
New York Tribune, which paper first,, if
memory selves, os, exultingly published
his speech, ever supposed that it author
and its publisher were equally?iliable to
imprisonment in a lortress as a -victimj'to
Thus in the two foreign wars since the
Revolution, we see that the Opposition was
violent in denunciation, and in the first of
these, at a time when every effort was
strained to resist the colossal power of
Great Britain, the New England Slates
were ready to revolt, and their representa
tives sat with closed doors, in convention at
Hartford, to mature, it is believed, their
treasonable schemes ; yet no "war power"
was claimed to punish them ; no American
bastiles yawned to receive these men, for
no power existed to punish, save after an
indictment had been found by a Grand Jnry
and atrial and conviction by a jury of their
peers. But now, the same Constitution in
existence, how different its interpretation.
Then statesmen and judges construed its
provisions wisely and strictly in letter and
spirit ; now when it says one thing, it is
deemed and taken to mean its reverse.
Thus, in defining the powers of Congress
it says that the "privilege of the writ of
habeas corpus shall not be suspended, un -less
when, in cases of rebellion or invasion,
the pnblic safety requires it' means that
the Presi.lent may suspend it in States where
there had been no invasion, or where rebel
lion, except years ngo by the Abolitionists
agiinst the Fuaiiive Slave Law, never did
exist ; that the denial of the right of Con
gress to make laws '-abridging the treedom
of speech or of the press," means that the!
President, without law, can do so with i
impunity by his Provost Marshals ; that the I
clause which in the other and better days
of the republic guarantee 1 that the "right
of the people to be secure in thir persons,
house, papers and effects against unreason
able searches and seizures shall tiot be vio- j
lated," tiives to the President, his Secretary
of War, or ol State, the power to siez upon
any person and imprison him, search his
hooe, make a prize of his papers, and de- !
6troy bis eflfecs. and.'tlte only right Congress
has to ii.ierpose is to pass a law exempting
such officer fr-m arrest and from damages j
lor his lawless and unjustifiable acts. ;
How different these things from monar
chical England, which ha uo written Con-
stitotion to govern her, but whre to her
high praiee be it said, man is rever punish
ed except for crime, and after a f.iir and
impartial trial, and where ail hi.i rights are
guarded wi h scruputous care. . i
Mr. Seward, once the very embodiment
of the "tree speech" party, atid now thn
premier member of the Cabinet, in conver
sation with Lord Lyons, the Eugli&b Min
ister, boasting of the power he ponsessed,
"My Lord, I can touch a bell on my right
hand and order the arrest of a citizen in
Ohio. I car. touch the bell again, and order
the imprisonment of a citizen in New York;
and no power on earth bat that of the Presi
dout can release them. Can the Queen
of England in her dominions do as
Mr. Seward was right in asking the ques
tion, "can the Queen of England do as
much V Much a she is love J, fuch an
imprisonment of her subjects, without law
and without crime, would cot her crown,
and her advisers their heads. Hiw ' my
Lord' must have smiled on bearing this
question asked when he remembred it cama
from the Secretary of Siate ' for th3 "only
free government oc earth." and in his
miod's eye contrasted it wiih that noble
speech, so eloquent and eo true, of the
freedom of an Englishman, said :
"The poorest man in his cottage may
bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown.
It may be frail ; its roof may shake ; the
wind may blow through it ; the storm may
enter ; the rain may enter ; but the King of
England can not enter it. All bis power
dares not cross the threshord of that ruined
Yet England is a monarchy, the United
States a republic based upon a written
Constitution and upon the deep seated af
fection of our people. In the monarchy
there is freedom and justice, in the repub
lic, so far as our rulers are concerned, there
is neither. "Ho long, O Cataline, wilt
thou abase our patience 1" N. Y. Daily
Abtemus Ward. I was fixin' myself up
to attend the treat war meetin,' when my
daughter entered with a young man, who
was evidently from the city, and who wore
long hair, and had a wild expression in his
eye. In one hand he carried a portfolio,
and in bis other paw clasped a bur.ch of
brushes. My daughter introduced him as
Mr. Sweber, the extinguished landscape
painter from Philadelphy.
'He is an artist, papa. Here is one of his
masterpieces a young woman gazia'admi
rably upon her 1st borne, and my daughter
showed me a realy nice picture dan in ile,
'Is it not beantifol, papal He throws so
much soul into bis work.'
Does he ! does he V said J. Weil,' I
reckon I'd better hire him to white
wash our fence ; it needs it. What will you
charge, sir,' 1 continued, 'to throw some
soul into my face V
My daughter went out of the room ina
very short meeter, takin the ar!iut with her,
and from the very emphatic manner in
which the door slammed I conc luded she
was sumwhat disgusted at my remarks
She doped the door, I must ssy in Italics,
I went into the closet, and larfeJ all aloce
by myself for over half an hour. .
What sort of table do they keep at oar
boarding-bouse? said Jim to his chum,
Dick. "What sort of a table, Jim 1 why
unpalatable." ? ?
Lines fonud in a railway station in Eng-
land, soppostd to have been written by a
genUeman there detained.
The line to heaven by Christ was made
With heavenly truths the rails were laid,
From earth to heaven the line extends,
To life eternal where it ends.
Repentance is the station house,
Where peseengers are taken in ;
No fee for them is there to pay,
For Jesus is himself the way.
The Bible is the engineer;
It points ihe way to heaven so clear,
Through tunnels dark and dreary here,
It does the way to glory steer.
God's love the fire, his truth the steam,
Which drives the engine and the train ;
All you who would to glory ride.
Must come to Christ in him abide.
The first, the second, and third class,
Repentance, faith, and holiness,
You must the way to glory eain,
Or you with Christ can never reign.
Come, then, poor sinner, now's the time ;
At any station on the line,
If you repent and turn from sin,
The train will stop and take you in.
' Refined and Christian Hearted" War Dem
ocrats. The Journal of Commerce, a few days
since, without naming him, drew a picture
of the man it would prefer as the candidate
for President. "He should be a man of
youth and vigor of mind;" ''He should
know how to lead armies ;" be "man of re
fined Christian heart," etc. From this we
should judge that, like Sempronius, our co
temporary's "voice is still for war," albeit
he wishes it conducted (Heaven save the
mark !) on Christian principles !
The World leaves as in no doubt as to its
position. It is still "War Democratic."
True, it holds that the war is badly con
ducted ; hat the war as conducted is for
the abolition of slavery, even if it abolishes
the Constitution, which it necessarily mutft
if sucee?lul ; that the freedom and eleva
tion of the negro i the major, while a re
united State and a reunited people, bound
together as in days of yore, are but minor
considerations.. "Peace men'' with it are
bat disturbers of the peace, while engage!
in efforts to stop the war and on term,
honorable alke to both paries, to put a
check to a patricidal strife, and again to in
augurate an era of good feeling. It is hard
to tell which most admire, the Joseph Sur
.faceUrn of Ihe Jour nil of Commerce or laa
fatherly care with which The World seeks
to give advice to the Democrats in Con
tress wno prefer Peace to War a prosper
ous to a ruined country. Alarmed at the
strength of the Peace party in Congress,
The World alternately cajoies and threatens;
begs and blusters ; yet tbts, as Mr, Lincoln
once said, "is all artificial nobody is hurt."
Mr. Stactan, whom the World abuses so
heartily for his supposed complicity with
the frauds ot Hum, and for sending the
main witness against him ofT, po-t haste, to
the Pacific Coast, ostensibly lor disloyalty
in refusing to vote against Mr. VaMandi
ham,is, like the World, a War Democrat,
and so is the inefficient Secretary of the Na
vy, and Air. Lincola's Postmaster General.
Mr. Chase, too, prolesses to occupy the
same platform. The Peace Democracy
have no such men in their ranks. They
get no contracts ; their sons are not deco
rated with shoulder straps ; their hands are
unstained with public plunder, and, better
still, in the clear face of Heaven, with
hearts laid bare before their God, in the un
sullied nobility of their nature, they can
swear that this war is not the work of their
hands, for they bad neither lot or part in it.
The cause of this outbreak on the part of
our cotemporary is the resolution introduced
into Congress by the Hon. Fernando Wood,
looking to a termination of the war. Against
the action ofthb majority in laying those
resolutions on the table, The World con
tends, many "War Democrats" voted. If
this be true, it was one good vote given.
In this connection it says :
"Were it permitted us to believe that the
the courtesy which the Peace Democrats
have received al the bands of their breth
ren is reciprocated by a corresponding feel
ing, we would ask them what, even in
their own view, they can expect to gain by
their present attitude ? Tbey most know
that the Democratic party cannot elect a
Phreaider.1 on their platform."
The Peace party "must know that the
Democratic party cannot elect a President
on their platform !" Is this true ? We
doubt it. It not, upon what platform, can
they elect ? Not upon a War platform, for
that would be but a change of mlers with
out change of measures. The people are
tired of the war. They believe with the
late Senator Douglas that 'war is disunion,'
and that the longer it is continued the wid
er and deeper the breach. Many honest
men who never voted with the Democracy
men, indeed, who are strongly auti-sla-very
in their feelings, but who have Been
the horrors of war, and felt it who hold
their love for the negro as subordinate to
their love tor the Union, would gladly vote
lor the Democratic nominees upon a Peace
platform, while not a single Democrat or
conservative Henry Clay Whig in the land
but would vote heart aud soul tor the nomi
nees standing upon so glorious a platform.
To elect a "War Democrat" of the Stanton
or the World school, they fear, would be
but a change of masters. The Treasury
leeches, it is true, would vote such a ticket
if convinced it would be successful, but not
otherwise. Its aocccsa might make the
Government realize the fable of the Fox
and the Flies. To drive off the present
; batch of shoddy contractors and Government
jobbers who go for the war because it makes
them rich, might, if the war policy ot the
present Administration is to be continued,
in the next, bringa more hungry swarm as
yet ungorged, and the frauds and pecula
tions of ihe past three years be continued
to the shame and mortification of those that
elected it, and to the ruin of the conntry.
Even if this success was to be consum
mated under the lead of the Journal ot Com
merce's "roan' of refined and Christian
heart," we do not see that it woold much
better the mat er. Such a "heart," coming
in contact with the Stantons, Blairs, Bum
sides and Cameron of the present war
alt War Democrats the depravity which
surrounds it would soon loose all its' refined
Christian" feeling, end thus would a good
man be lost to the country by Lis contact
with War Democrats.
Believing that the salvation of the coun
try is in Peace ; that the parly who support
it are the Union's true and it's best friends,
and that under thai glorious banner we
alone can conquer a Peace which will re
store our now distracted country to its wont
ed prosperity, we will urge its adoption
with all the energy which patriotism can
A City in. the Cocky Mountains,
The resident population of Virginia, Ne
vada Territory, on Ihe 1st of July, was es
timated at fiiteen thousand, the daily num
ber of transient visitors being as many
more. Main street, which is the Broadway
and Wall of the ci'y, is some three quarters
of a mile in length, crowded with every
grade and description, a large proportion
being elegantly dressed males and females.
The buildings of Main street are mostly
brick, the first story iron, open in front
This cives a light, cheerlul appearance to
the street, esnecidllyin the night time when
brilliantly lighted with gas. Many of the
buildings of this city are provide! with
vaulis and ea'.amanders, ihe four and five
story brick and front fire proof now going
up, all have one or boih of T.ese indispen
sible features. Sorre of the streets are so
blocked up with lumber, brick and mortar,
that teams are a; limes enable to get alor g;
common laborers get from two to four dol
lars a day without board.
The city supports four daily newspapers,
a theatre, opera-house, several churches,
any number of negro minstrels and. rr.eli- ship dee from one gentleman to another."
dists, to say nothing of Ihe institutions al- j The most important feature in the Mes
ready enumerated above ! eage is ils tail or appe ndage the Proclama-
No or.e who has not been there can form tion proposing to extende F.xecutive ciem
an idea of the amount of treasure to be seen ' ency to a porth.i of the rebels, provided
in passing through Main street. At Wei IV ' t'-iey all turn to be good and obedient Abo
& Fargo's banking-house and express office J litionists, give up their slaves, and take an
it is not uncommon to see tons of "silver ' oath that they will yield a hearty support to
bricks" wheeled in and out in the coure of i a'l Lincoln's Proclamations and whims,
an hour. These "brick" in shape reem- and to the acts of the Abolitioc Congress !
ble the ordinary fire-brick but are much
larger, ar.d form nine hundred and eighty
five to nine hundred ninety per cent, fine-
ne3, which is from ten to fifteen per cent.
pure silver, averaging some Sl.SO each.
The sight drafts sold frequently amount
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iciiuj iiicic , ui ill aiij ui iuc itiuiii'g iuotiis
nf ih TMr 'MonmainSah I.ak
City being ihe only place where paper cir- I
lates for money. So much for a city lest !
than six years old.
The Clessrd Dome.
Home ! To be home ia the
seaman on the stormy seas
rish of the
watch. Home is the wish of the soldier,
and tended visions mingled with the troub
led dreams ol trench and lentedfield, where
the palm tree waves its graceful palms, and
birds of jewelled lustre flash and flicker
among the gorgeous flowers, the exile sit
staring on vacancy : and borne oa the wings
ol fancy over intervening seas and lands he
has swept away home and hears the lark
singing above his father's field and 6e his
fair-haired brother, with light foot and child
hood's glee, chasing the butterfly by his
native stream And in his best hours,
home his own native home, with his Father
above that starry 6ky, will be ihe wish of
every Christian mar.. He lookes around
him Le finds the world is full of suffering ;
he is distressed with its sorrows and vexed
with its sins. He looks within him he
finds much in his own corruptions to grieve
for. In the language of a heart repelled,
grieved, vexed, he often turns his eyes
upwards, saying, ' I would not live here
always. No not for all the gold of ihe
world's mines not for all the pearls of the
seas not for all the pleasures of her flash
ing, frothy cup not for all the crowr.s of
her kingdoms would I live here alway s.''
Like a bird about to migrate to '.hose sun
ny lands where no winter sheds her snows,
or stripes the crove, or binds the dancing
streams, he will often in spirit be pluming
bis wins for the hour of his flight to glory.
Cold Comfokt A Copperhead paper
tries to draw consolation from the fact that
"Lazarus survived after the dogs bad "lick
ed hirn." Yes, but they were not "Lin
coln doga.,'-Niggtr payer.
That's a fact, it they bad been, Lazarus
would have died. Democrats have a strong
Thc onlr oetitioas in the Lord's Praver
lhat many people ntter in sincerity are the
fourth and part of the fifth verses give us
our daily bread and forgive us oar debts.
The President's Message.
What can we say of this bungling docu
ment ? We dare not pas's it oter with in
differecce, for by doing so we would ce
guilty ol "the treason of silence," about
which the President, a few months since,
hurled forth his official condemnation. We
must therefore give our views of the Mes
sage, or our "loyalty" might, be doubted by
Mr. Lincoln and the man who taps a bell
at Lis right hand and another at his left.
"A man should say nothing unless he has
something to say," remarked Mr Lincoln
at Geltysburg.oh being serenaded by a band
on the evening previous to the consecration
of the soldiers' cemetery, and really we feel
like following the advice, and would prefer
to 'Say nothing" concerning this last pro
duction from the classic pen of the "West
ern jester." As Artemus Ward would
say , "for the people who like such kind
of messages, this is just the kind of a mes
sage such people like." It will be extol led
to the skies by the lick-spittles, contractors,
pensioned editors and loyal thieves is gen
eral, who hover around the "Government"
as vultures hover over a carcass. But to
disinterested men men of sense, who are
not coining money from the blood and tears
of the people the reading of this cloudy
document will cause them to sigh for their
country, and to corse the day that the people
in their blindness and folly, called Abraham
Lincoln, the incompetent, to the chair of
J he greater portion ot the IWessage is
buviness-Iike in character, but put together
in a bungling manner, and was no doubt
prepared by the chief clerks of ihe several
departments. The Abolition portion of it
however, is evidently Lincol n's own, liber
ally interspersed with the ideas of Greeley,
Fred. Douglas ("American gentleman ol
African descent,") Jim Lane, Beecher,
j Phillips, and Mrs
Lucretia Most. These
' radical Abolition dignitaries, we noticed,
i were all at Washing'oo, during the two
weeks .he message was being prepared,
and, Recording to a correspondent, gave
their' counsel and advice in the preparation
or the document." Fred Douglas, the
negro, has for once, therefore, sent into
Congress Us dictation to the representatives
of the people. After-performing this duty,
Fred retsrned to Poston, and made a speech
to a railed audiance of whites and blacks,
and in it he complimented the President,
and said "he (Lincoln) had received him
(Douglas,) with the cordiality and friend-
J 1 Bhpr, he wi!1 Prdoa them, (or soma of j
them ) if they siop fighang and become his
; This Proclamation
is nothing more
less than a premeditated insult to those to
I , ., ,1 , , .u .u .u
. whom it is addressed, and the oath the
s n . . j- . . ,
negro in America could or would take even
i. . p
to save his life
One half the people of
the ffet5 ?!at68 WOD!d PUrn ll
lamation , then is worse than nothing, and,
in the language of the Journal of Commerce,
"sounds very much like the ukase from the
chambers of an autocrat, instead of the ,
voice of an ordinary man, temporarily rep- j
reenting the Constitutional Government of ;
the United States." The President has
yielded to the demands of the radicals of!
his party, and the questions of peace and '
Union he makes secondary to the abolition !
of slavery ! The negro, net the Union, is
what be is solicitous over. He has taken 1
his stand, he tells us, and the treedom of the .
slaves is made paramount to a restoration !
of ihe Union ! The people, therefore, can !
no longer be kept in the dark iu reference t
to the objects of the war. By the confession .
. t -j i- if -. i .u
of the President himself it is a war for the.
negro and for nothing else Such being
the fact, let the people make up their minds j
lhat this war is to go on from year to year j
so long as the present par.y has control of '
.K Rn,nsnt. I., thn lanrUa of a !
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prominent statesman who voted for Lincoln .
"oh, that we had a Jackson in the chair of
Stale, if but for one day."
tecr. 'Carlisle Volun-
A vxtxran officer of the regular army '
writes as follows to the Army and Navy j
Journal : j
"At Gettysburg, on the first three days of j
July, the regulais, out of 2,044 msn, lost j
1,000 by far the heaviest loss, proportion- j
ately, suffered by any body of men in that
field. And yet, while every Slate whose i
volunteers were engaged, is to have a plot ;
for its illustrious dead, these brave fellows :
of our regular army, many of whom had;
served for twenty years, and who finally 1
met their death in the van, are to be hur
ried with the unknown thrown into a cor-
r.er-ditch because they fought but voted noli
nut on a level with the hones that fell i
with them, because their officers were sol
diers, cot politicians."
"Thoo Art the Man." Jack Hale in a;
speech in Manchester, N. H., last week,
asked, in the voice of the Bull of Basban :
"where is the raanwho is such a dastardly
coward that he will not sacrifice friends, ;
mooertv. and evea life itself in the present
great struggle with the rebellion !" We
answer, as Nathan said to David- "Thoo
1 art the man."
WGTLDX'T TOC LIKE TO K0W X
I know a girl with teeth of pearl
And shoulder white as snow ;
Sh livjs ah ! well,
I mut not tell
Wouldn't you like to know 1
Her sunny hair is wondrous fair, " -And
wavy is us flow ;
Who'll make it less
One little tress
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Her eyes are blue (celestial hoe)
And dazzling in their glow ;
On whom they beam,
With melting gleam,
Wouldn't yon like to know ?
Her lips are red and finely weJ,
I.ikw roses ere they blow ;
What lover sips '
These dewy lips
Wouldn't you like to know ?
Her finsers arejlike lillies fair,
When lillies fairest grow ;
Whose hand ihey press
With fond caress
Wouldn't you like to know
Her foot is small and has a fall
Like snow flakes on the mow ;
And where it goes
Beneath the rose
Wouldn't yon like to know !
She has a name, the sweetest name,
That language can bestow ;
'Twould break a spell
If I should tell
Wouldn't you like to know !
Playicg into Eaeh Others' Hindi.
Not a year ago, Thurlow Weed, the Re
publican leader, tittered in the Albany
Journal, ihese startling and true words :
"The chiel architects of the rebellion, be
fore it broke out, were aided in their infer
nal designs by the Abolitionists of the North
This was too true, for without such aid the
South could never have been United against
the Union. But for the incendiary recom
mendations which rendered the otherwise
useful Helper Book a fire brand, North Car
olina could not bave been forced out of the
Union. And even now the ultra abolition
press and speech makers are aggrivaliog
the horrors they helped to create, p"tho
playing into the hands ot the leaders of the
rebellion and keeping down the Union men
of the South, and rendering re-union diffi
colt if not impossible.
If this was true in 1862, how doubly so ia
it now ! The two extremes of agitators
and faciionists are playing into each other'
The Richmond Enquirer and York
liib-tne, agreeing in common hatred of the
Democracy, play into each other's bands
I now as before the rebellion. The Enquirer
, publishes insulting articles to inflame and
unite the North, and the Tribune utters doc
trine which consolidate the Sooth.
Those to organs started years ago opon
tbis dishonest work. Each inflamed to the
utmost the fanaticism of ils followers.
Each taught tbern to bale the opposite sec
tion. While the Southern Slates were hesi
tating or. the brink of secession Greely
1 came out and proclaimed to them that they
, . .
; had the same right as the Colonies had in
He assured them they might securely try
the experiment. Thus urged on, they took
the fatal plunge.
Now the question before the country is,
whether the slaveholding States will be al
lowed to return. Never, cry the radicals,
except upon ihe basis of emancipation and
the stimulation of negro rights. All State
constitutions must be abolished, as already
the Federal Constitution has been brokeo
down by the voilence of fanatics.
Such men are indeed "the architects of
ruin But are we contentedly to sit by and
contemplate their work ? Are the great
majority of the people the masses who
loved the old Union, the conservatives who
dread revolution, to set supinely by and see
this monstrous work of desolation go on ?
, , . . .
fanatics, who have no strength but impos-
... . -
and no courage but the insolonce of
ephemeral power-.mnj, Argu,.
Tl,B ew Wk rsl thiak Copperhead
Democrats ought to be hanged .
So the devil would Idee to bang every
Christian or lover of humanity, and so the
murderer or highwaymen would like to
put all informers out of the way. Bat sup
pose you try it. Go and hang one for his
Democratic principles, and there will ba
an end of you, in less than a hundred
Gkn. Scott akd Oub Civil War. It is
slated lhat General Scott, in a recen conver
sation on the developments of the war, re
marked that the fighting bad only commen
ced, and that the real hard fighting was yet
to take place. He also added lhat the ad
ministration had fooled away nearly every
golden opportunity, and thus instead of
ending the rebellion, as tbey could have
done long since, have extended it to the
di6Unt fui0re. N. Y. Herald.
Important I kformaiios Col. J G. Frees
keeps constantly on hand and for sale, at
the Recorder's Office in Bloomubnrg, "The
Conslitutioa of the United States," aai of
the State ot Pennsylvania' in various
styles, at prices to suit ; a!?o, sundry other
democratic books, documents, andspeacb.es
! together with legal, note ana cap paper,
j pens, ink and eovalopes, of a!! sizes and
styles, as well as iLeological, poeucal. hir
orical and miscellaneous oooxt, caeap.