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. ; . TflElIMEPEXDEJT FARflEB.
. Let sailora siog'of the windy deep,
Let solders praise their armor,
But in ray heart this toast I'll keep,
The Independent Farmer ;
When first the rose iu robe of green,
Unfolds its crimson lining.
And 'round his cottage porch was seen
The honeysuckle twining,
When banks of bloom their sweetness yield
To bee ibat gather honey,
He drives hi tam across the field
Where skies are soft and balmy.
.' The blark-bird cluck behind his plough,
The quail pipes loud and clearly,
Yon orchard hides behind its bough
The home be loves so dearly ;
The grey old barn, whose doors unfold
His ample Flore in measure,
More rich than heaps of hoarded gold, !
A precious, blessed treasure-;
But yonder in the porch there stands
His wife, the lovely charmr,
' The sweetest rose on all the lands
The Independent Farmer.
To him the Spring-comes dancingly,
, To him the Summer blushes, ;
r The Autumn smiles with mellow ray,
. He sleeps, old Vinter hushes ;
lie cares cot how the world way move,
No doubts nor lears confound him;
His Utile flocks are linked in love,
And hoasehold angels 'round him ; .
"lie trusts in God, and loves his wife,
; Nor griefs nor ills may barm her ; -.He's
nature's nobltraan in life . ,
The Independent Farmer.
TUE FAT GIUL'S JU5IP.
or. now to rx fp souianbclim.
I was jost twelve years of age: and the
most uneqoal'ed rogue for mischief that
old Kentucky7' could' produce. It was at
this time that I was tent to a country board
ing school, some thirty miles Jrom ray
birh -place, Louisville and an agreeable
school it was, lor it had only two depart
ments, and they simply consisted of male
and female ' Our tutor and tutoress were
' the kindest souls in Christendom, and never
indicated a heavier punishment than that
of sending the guilty one to bed supperless,
cr deputing him or her of ; the privlege of
the recess Then there could be no won
der in onr imposing upon bocU good nature
but for my adventnre.
" There was only a door (that, of course,
locked) that separates the dormitery of the
boya and girls ; bat the kind builder had
not omitted to place a ventilator over the
door, and, as luck w.onld have :t, the good
mistress had covered it witl a small green
.baize cortin upon our side. After enjoying
a fine dance upon. the green, acd that, too,
'under the prettiest "moonlight that ever
shone, we were assembled inhe chapel to
, prayer, and then sent to our separate dor-
roitories the girls, some fifteen in number,
taking one flight of stairs, while we eigh
teen or twenty of the greatest scamps alive, '
took the opposite flight our master and
mistress returning to their room. A few
moments found alt in bed, and strange to
say, perfectly quiet. We had lain so but a
short time, when we heard a sudden creak, j
like a bedstead pot inviolent agitation, and
this was followed by a suppressed and gen
eral titter. : ':!.' v.
-.- "By golly' boys, there's fan among the !
gals," I exclaimed' "and here's what's go-
.. lug to have peep at em." .
la a moment eery bed showed a sitting
figure. I bounded out. and running softly
to the key-hole but the fallen" aiigels had
r stuffed it with a raj,' and that was no go,
Never mind boys; easj now, and I'll
give you all a sight."
I softly drew a table and placed in against
the door, and' with the greatest 'difficulty
and stood a chair ppon it for the table be
In froall, the chair made almost too great
a stride for it. However, I mounted, and
raising the corner of the enrtin the whole
ecene was visible to me. , - ,
; The girls had placed two beds some six or
eight feet apart, and laid a featherbed on
the floor between them, and they were then
exercising, themselves by. jmmping from
cr.a tad to the other." There was one fat
girl, about as broad as she .was long," and
r.o way calculated for physical exertions ;
but she got npon the'ied and fclood swings
in her arms to and fro, making every jndi
caiion for a desperate jump. By this time
1 was oat on the floor, and my place at the
cartin supplied by another pig of miscsieL
lie leaned down ar.d'wIiilpeTed the fat girl
asgoing to jump. ;; ; r
V 'Oh, golly !5 eali he, ''if f an'f only falls
wsct be roll over nice . J I .V. ,
. I was determined, to see ibis; and climb
'3 ? eSiT'3 we Dot51 occupied the lotter
ies pile. - With caa hand over oar mouths,
and pinching osr noses, to prevent burst
c':.-; :V.sr,'v:; fr . 'i fcreathils? ; -3'aitin j
Ihe awruf "calamity.
"There she goes, by jingo I" I exclaimed .
She didn't though for her feet just resting
on the round ' of the bed, she balanced but
for a moment, -and fell backwards, head
do wn and feet in the air,' rolling and puff
ing In the air like porpoise, but: displaying
no mean agility for so embarrassing a situa
tion. . ' -
We could hold in no longer, but shook
with laughter. The chair tilted, and down
all came together, with a crash like a young
peal of thunder.
To-bed To bed, boys' says I, "and
leave the rest to me.
In an instant all was quiet, everybody
was in bed sound asleep, with the excep
tion of myself. O ! such attempts to snore
as might have been heard but we were
all used to playing the possum, and I now
concluded to give the approaching tutor and
wife a sample of somnanbuli'm.
"Now don't laugh for the world, boys,
and see me do the thing "
'"I raised the table on its legs, and getting
on it, was concluding my speech that I had
written and committed to memory, for the
day and here the trainers of young ideas
entered, but still I continued
'Friends . and fellow students : Over
whelmed as I am, with gratitude for your
kind attention, I Cannot refrain from ex
pressing thanks, yes warm heart-felt thanks;
acd to you, dear sir, (this of course meant
the tutor, and at the point is my vacant stal
ing eyes were upon hiai,j will my heart
ever yearn. I look upon this moment of
ray life with a pride that swells my young
bobom almost to bursting ; and when man
hood shall close my youthful career, and
my country shall call me to her halls of
legislation there will I exercise every truth
and virtue of ray heart instilled into my
heart b your kind and fatherly tutoring
These boyish years of joy will yet swell to
a sashing stream of ambitious glory and
then will I look back to these days,, and
you uppermost in my ' thoughts, exclaim,
"twas you, yes, ;you, sir that made me
what I am I"
' "Bravo ! Bravo! my boy," they both ex
claimed. I got off the table now, seeing I had ibe
game in my own hands, and walking slow
ly up to the window, gave myself, up to
deep sobbings, and really appeared much
The tutor approached me and railed me
softly by name, but I .answered him not ;
and turning slowly from, him I walked to
the other side of the room, avoiding the
rays of the lamp which, the mistress was di
recting upon me.
'He is asleep, my dear." exclaimed the
tutor, ' and it must have been the dragging
of the table over the floor that made such a
rumbling noise. .Give me the lamp, and
go bring me a basin of water I will effect
a lasting cure opoo our somnanbulist."
I beard many, surpressed titter,, and
could see sundry corners of sheets going in
to sundry mouths. This nearly destroyed
my equilibrium ; though I mastered myself,
and again went ic-the wiudow, though the
mention ot the basin of water caused a mo
mentary shudder to shoot through my
whole frame. .
The good dame returned with what I
magnified Into an uncommonly large vessel
of water ; but it was no delusion for in
her haste she brought the 'fi!terer," and I
knew certainly it was a cold docking I was
to have. Could I escape it ? I would try
I walked first to one bed, then to another
the tutor following with the filterer, his
wife playing ' " torch-bearer," while the
heavy breathing oi 'possuming sleepers ad
ded to the solemnity of the scene. I still
walked onr torning away every time he
proposeed to douse" me. They had com
pletely cut off the retreat, .to my own bed,
and I saw at once I should have to take it.
f walked bcldly oat and placing myself be
fore him, he upset the contents of the jug
upon- me. - ' ;
I gasped caught my breath, tottered, and
played the frightened boy so well, the de
ception was complete. I heard a merry
laugh in the next room my schoolmates
on their beds robbed their eyes and enquir
ing the matter . "
'Where are I 3" I asked ; "what awful
thing has happened? Did I come near
drowning I" :- . 1
Then looking np, my eyes encountered
those of the mistress. I hung, down my
head, crouched my little form together, for
I was minus my ' musn'l-mention-'emsT
She sympathised With me, and left me in
the care of the tutor, who afforded me eve
ry facility for drying my drenched skin and
changing raj ;robt de nuU. I betook me
once again to sleep. We were alone again;
but never did I pass such a merry night
and not till long after the old upright clock
had told the midnight hour did we close
onr eyes. . ,
Upon awakening next morning, I thought
for the first time of the langh I heard in the
girl'a room fj,and on going to the 'door thro'
curiosity, I found the rag was gone from the
key holt I - '- -; .'
Good Rkplt A country girl once riding
past a tnrnpikelgate, r without paying the
usaal feeythe tollman hailed her arid de
manded it ; she asked by what authority he
demanded toll of her; he answered that
the sign would convince her .that the .law
required eexpeace-. for man and horse..
"Well," replied the girl, "this is a woman
and ro are, therefore yoo Lave nothing to
expect V1 and she rode off, leaving tilax the
No one feature of Black Federliam is more
conspicious than its constant, persistent and
unblushing attempt to torture, pervert and
misapply, to suit its wicked purposes, the
expressions and sayings of distinguished
Democrats. Such has been a leadinn char
acteristic of the party in all time past.
If ever man was opposed to New Eng
land Federlism, its policy its tyranny, its
hypocrisy and selfishness, that man wan
Andrew Jackson. If ever upon the head of
anyone individual, New England Federlism
heaped all of its malevolence, its detraction
its slander and its fiendish malgnity, it was
upon that of the Hero of the Hermitage.
He was descended from the Irish, a race
constantly hated and persecuted by New
England politicians, and which New Eng
land Know Nothings in 1855 attempted to
deprive of the rights of citizenship in this
country. He was the hero or the war of 1812
a war waged against the Birtishand their
murderousllies, the savage tribes of the
Northwest and Sooth. This war was de
nornced by New England Federalists, as
wicked, ungodly, and develish, New Eng
land preachers charged that it was the work
of ''James Madison, Felix Grundy, and the
devil' and opposed it accordingly, h was
pending this war that New England Feder
alism met in solemn council, at Hartlord,
Connecticut, to dissolve its relations with
the Federal Union ; and when the British
soldiers were burning and sacking Wash
ington City, and their allies, the Indians,
were tomahawkiagand scalping our pion
eer settlers in the Northwest nd South,
New England Federlists were holding out
"blue lights" to inform Brjtish blockading
cruisers when our ships would leave harbor
so as to enable the enemy to raake.capmres.
Andrew Jackson was the bero of this war,
and brought it to a glorions termination at
New Orleans, notwithstanding the e'fforts of
Black Federlism to the contrary. For his
distinguished services in this war the Black j
Federlists of New England never forgave ( time recommended to Congress so to re
him. He furnished another ground of com-i duce the tariff as to remove the grievance
plant to Black Federlism in 1828. He com- I which be admitted to be intolerable thus
mitted the unpardonable sin of defeating j tendering to the disaffected olive branch
John Qnincy Adams, a New England Fed- j of peace the redress of wrongs which had
eralist, for the office of President an of- ; caused the disaffection. And thus, too,
fence only equaled in tnrpitude by a certain
Thoroa Jeffersoc in 1798, when he defeat-
ed the elder Adami. For acrimony, abate, ,
personal slanders and foul epithets, the
Presidential conte-t or 1828 stands unequal
ed. New England Federalism exhausted
even its own vocabularies for terms to ex
press its hatred, its detestation of the otd
hero. Black Federalism every where joined
in the hue and cry The country wns
flooded with coffin handbills charging the
old man witb foul murder. He was calied
a gambler, a drunkard, a profaner of the
Sabbath, an infidel, and wicked adulterer.
Even the sanctity of his household was
invaded. " His wife was traduced and
brought to the grave by the malice of her
traducers. Embassadors, spies, agents and
emissaries availed themselves of his hos
piiilities, to give currency to malicious li
bels. Nothicg indeed that tbe ingenuity of
Black Federalism could invent and what
can it not db 1 was left undone - to defeat
the brave old man. It was in vain.
From that period forth the tasK - of Black
Federalism, during Old Hickory's adminis
tration, was to make war on him and hi
friends. Who does not remember the con
test between bim and that pet of Back
Federalism, the United States Bank ? Who
has forgotten the threats of assassination
made by New England Federalists, who
even on Sunday' attempted to incite the
people to rebellion, saying that "revolutions
did not know the Sabata day V Who does
not remember the triumphant victory of tbe
old man over all their machinations and
It was in the latter days of his administra
tion that South Carolina complained of New
England protective tariffs and took sieps to
secede. It was then that Old Hickory, iu
view ot the tact that the Constitution of the
United States expressily conferred upon
Congress the right and power to levy and
collect tariff duties, gave utterance to the
sentiment, now so much in vsgue with
Black Federalism, "The Federal Union it
must be preserved," and recomended to
Congress to enact such laws as would en
able him to enforce tbe collection of reve
nue and tariff duties which that body, in
the exercise of a plain constitutional power,
For a moment let us pause and look at
things as they then stood, in view of all the
cotemporaneous and surrounding circum
stances, and then ask if among all the low
devices, paltry tricks and unprincipled mis
applications or isolated expressions of great
and honest men to promote its evil designs,
Black Federalism has descended so low as
to use this language of the old hero in sup
port of the present fiendish war of subjuga
tion against Sooth Carolina, his native, and
Tennessee, his adobted State.
At that period there "was no higher law
party no Abolition party. Then the fugi
tive Jsve law and all other stipulations of
the Constitution were respected by the
several States of tbe Union. Then John
Quincy Adams had not introduced his in
cendiary .'petitions into Congress. i Then he
bad not declared eternal war upon slavery
in the South, and said that it should perish,
"even though civil war, disunion - and the
destruction of hundreds ot millions ot men,
women and children should onstje.' Then
Joshua H. Giddings had not introduced peti
tions for the dessolution of the Union, on
account of slavery. .Then e!evca Northern
States bad not, as South Carolina ' proposed j
to do, enacted laws forbidding the execu-
tion o f constitutional Federal encampments.
Then a man could travel all over the North
with his property, with safety to it and
himself. In short, then the Northern Slates
had not denounced, by their leaders and
legislative enactments, the Federal Consti
tution as a covenant with death, and the
Union as an alliance with the devil.
It was simply the case at that time of a
Sovereign State proposing to disregard or
nullify a Federal law, passed in pursuance
of an express constitutional power, on the
ground that it was unjust and oppressive to
A President of the United Stales, sworn
to preserve, protect and defend the Consti
tution thereof an oath that he respected
be opposed the action of South Carolina,
and asked for power to prevent it. It was in
regard to this action that he said "the Fed
eral Union must be preserved." What
Union did he mea'n ? Was it a Union such
as resulted from the Federal Constitution
a Union of Sovereign States, equal in
rights, equal in dignity, or was it a Union
in which all of these rights were to be dis
regarded, all invaded, constitutional obliga
tions nnd restrictions swept away, and the
higher law of fanaticism to prevail 1 Did
he mean to favor a Union held together by
the sword a Union of force a Union of
strife and contention or a Union of love, of
peace and harmony t
To this there can be but one answer ; and
he, himself, furnished it at the time. He
meant the Federal Union as it then was
the Union made by the Constitution. He
meant a Union of peace, harmony, ar.d
love a voluntary Union, and not a forced
Union. To show that he never contem
plated such an anomaly as a Union ofStates
held together by the Strong arm of military
force, and did not intend to convey such an
idea by the sentiment referred to, it is only
necessary to Stale that when he asked for
power to execute this law, he, at the same
showing that he expected to preserve the
Union, not by force of arms, but by reason,
justice, and equity.
j His wisdom was shown y the result.
The odious tariff was so reduced and modi-
fied as to remora any ground of complaint,
and all disaffection ceased.
New England Federalists were electrified
with joy at the prospect of makiug war on
South Carolina, and endeavored to, incite
tbe old hero to this end by every species of
hypocritical laudations. He was made a
Doctor of Laws by Harvard College, whose
professors, but a few years before, had stig
matized him as an illiterate savage. When
' the old man favored the repeal of the tariff,
j of which South Carolina was complaining
. such a howlas New England Federalists
raised in behalf of their lords of the spin
ning jenney and horn flint millionaires wai
jiever heard. Yet the Old man persisted in
preserving the Union, by doing justice to
all sections, and left the Presidential chair
with the blessings of alt upon bis head
except those who belonged to the Black
Federel 3ank party. Stung, as thej were,
to madnes, by his triumph over that cor
rupt monster, the United Stales Bank, they
continued to abuse him even down to his
To place, however, beyond any doubt,
our assertion that Andrew Jackson never
harbored or entertained for a moment the
idea so falsely attributed to him, of preser
ving the Federal Union by force of arms,
we ask our readers to read and preserve the
following words of admonition contained iu
the farewell address of that departed patriot
soldier to his countrympn, in reference to
the very subject matter ol which so much
has been , eaid the preservation of the
'The Union connot be preserved and the
Constitution maintained by the mere coer
cive power of the General Government.
Its foundation must be laid in Ibe afections
of tbe people, and in the security which it
gives to life, liberty, property and char
acter." These words, this sentiment, he desired
to impress not only on the people then alive
but on coming generations, and truly may
they be called words of wisdom. This ad
dress was wrkten but a few years after tbe
South Carolina affair was ended, and all
true admirers of Andrew Jackson, when
they hear his old enemies, his old slander
ers Black Federlists whether in the
shape of preachers, politicians or shoddy
contractors, with pocketV stuffed with green
backs, and garments red with blood, crying
out for more shoddy, more blood, more de
vastation and waste, and falsely citing Old
Hickory as authority tor their' wickedness,
should ask them to read the foregoing words
and, ifthey refuse, should denounce them
as a vile traducers of the memory of the
departed statesman and hero. N. Y.
How to get rid of your Corns Hob them
over with toasted cheese, and let your feet
hang out of bed for a night or two, that tbe
mice may nibble them. If the mice do their
doty the remedy will be sufficient.'
We regard it as the night of impudence
for those who have been the cause of this
war, and have hounded off to death those
who had no share in producing , to thrust
themselves forward as the . ealogizert of
those whose blood ! opoa their skirts.
I'M GROWING OLD.
GT JOHN O. SAXC.
JVlv days pass pleasantly away. i
My nights pass blesVd with sweetest sleep;
I feel no symtom of decay,
I have co cause to moan and weep ;
My foes are impotent and shy,
My friends are neither false 'nor cold.
And yet, of lale, I often sigh
I'm growing old ! .
My glowing talk of olden times,
My growing thirst for early news,
My growing apathy to rhymes.
My growing love for easy shoes,
My growing hate for crowns and noixe,
My growing fears of taking cold,
All tell me in the plainest voice
I'm growing old !
Fm growing fonder of my staff,
I'm growing dimmer in my eyes,
I'm growing fainter in my laugh,
I'm growing deeper in my sighs,
I'm growing careless in my dress,
I'm growing frugal of my gold,
I'm growing wise, I'm growing yes
I'm growing old !
Ah, me, my very laurels breathe,
The tale to my reluctant ears ;
And every boon the hours bequeath,
But makes me debtor to the years ;
E'en Flattery's honied words declare
The scene he should fain withhold,
And tells me in "How young you are !"
I'm growing old !
Thank for the years whose rapid flight
My sombre rouse so sadly sings ;
Thanks for '.he gleams of golden light
That taints the darkness of their wings ;
The light that beams from out the sky,
Those heavenly mansions to unfold ;
Where all are blest and noiie may sigh,
"I'm growing old !"
Central UlcCiellaa's Letter
The following letter from Gen. McClellan
to Presiden Lincoln is found in the official
report of the lormer, directed to be publish
ed by resolution of Congress. It was writ
ten seven days after Ibe battles of the Pen
insula in the summer of 1862, and contains
some excellent advice to Mr. Lincoln,
which it would have been well forth
coun ry bad it been acted on by the Admin
" II fcADQPARTCHS, AMT Of PoTOMC. 1
Harrison's Lauding, Va., July 7, 1862. j
Ma. President: You have been fully in
formed that the rebel army is in our front
with the purpose of overwhelming us by at
tacking our positions or reducing us by
blockading onr river communications. I
cannot but regard our condition as critical,
and I earnestly desire, in view of possible
contingencies, to lay before our Excellency
for your private consideration, rr.y general
views concerning the existing state of ibe
rebellion, although they do not strictly re
late to the situation of the army or strictly
come within the scope of my official duties.
These views amount to convictions, and
are deeply impressed upon my mind and
Onr cause must never be abandoneJ it
is the cause of free institutions and ssif-gov-erument.
The Constitution and Union must
be preserved, whatever may be the cost in
lime, treasure and blood. If secession is
successful, other dissolutions are clearly to
be reen in the future. .Let neither military
disaster, political faction, nor foreign war
shake your settled purpose to enforce the
equal operation of the laws of the United
States upon the people of every State.
"The time haa come when the govern
ment must determine upon a civil and mili- j
tary policy covering the whole ground of
our national trouble. The responsibility of
determining, declaring anJ supporting such
civil and military policy, and of directing
the whole course of national affairs in re-
gard to the rebellion, must now be assum-
ed and exercised oy you or cur cause win
be lost. The Constitution gives you power
sufficient even for the present terrible exi
gency. "This rebellion has assumed the charac
ter of war; as such it should be regarded,
and it should be conducted upon the high
est principles known, to Christian civiliza
tion. It should not be a war looking to the
subjugation of the people of any State in
any event. It should not be at all a war
upon population, but against armed forces
and political organization. Neither confis
cation of property, political executions of
persons, territorial organizations of States,
nor forcible abolition of slavery should be
contemplated for a moment. In prosecu
ting the war atl private property and un
armed persons should be strictly protected,
subject only to the necessity of military op
erotions. All . private property taken for
military use should be paid for; pillage and
L waste should be treated as high crimes : all
unnecessary trespass sternly prohibited,!
and offensive demeanor by the military to
ward citizens promptly rebuked. Military
arrests should not be tolerated except in
place where active hostilities exist, and
oaths cot required by enactments constitu
tionally made should be neither demanded
nor received. Military government should
- . . J b . . ...
be confined to the preservation of public
order and the protection of political rights.
Military power. should not be allowed to
interfere with ihe relations of servitude, ei
ther by supporting or impairing the authori
ty of the master, except for repressing dis
order, as in other cases. Slaves contraband,
under the act of Consreis. seekine militarv
protection should receiver it, The right of
the government to appropriate permanently
to its own service claims of slave labor
' Bhnnhl h nsBArtpd ami tfio riraht nf iha
. "o". .
owner to compensation therefore should
- be recognized. The principle might be ex- i
tended upon grounds of military necessity j
and securit) to all the slaves within a par- ;
ticular State, thus working manumission in j
such Stale ; and in Missouri, perhaps in
Western Virginia also, and possibly even in
Maryland, the expediency of buch a meas
ure is only a question of time.
"A system of policy thus constitutional
and conservative, and pervaded by the influ
ences of Christianity and freedom, would
receive the support of almost all truly loyal !
men, would deeply impress the rebel mas-
sea and all foreign nations, and it rarsht be j
humbly hoped that it would commend it
self to tbe favor of the Almighty.
"Unless the principles governing the fu
ture conduct of our struggle shall be made
known and approved, the effort to obtain
requisite forces will be almost hopeless. A
declaration of radical views, especially up
on slavery, will rapidly disintegrate our
'The policy of the fovernment must be
supported by concentration of military pow
er. The national forces shoald not be dis
persed in expeditions, posts of occupation
and numerous armies, but houId be mainly
collected into masses and brought to bear
upon the armies of the Confederate States.
Those armies thoroughly deleated the poli
tical structure which they support would
soon cease to exist.
"In carrying out any system of policy
which you may form, yon will require a
commander-in-chief of the army, one who
possesses your confidence, understands
your views, and is competent to execute
your orders by directing the military forces
of the nation to the accomplishment of the
objectsbyiyou propojed. I do not ask that
place for myself. I am willing to serve
you in such position as you may assign me,
and will do so as faithfully as ever subordi
nate served superior.
"I may be on the brink of eternity, and
as 1 hope forgiveness from my Maker, I
have written this letter with cincerity to
ward you and from love for my country.
Gao. B. McClellan "
The Dream or the Quakeress. There is a
beautiful story of a pious old Quaker lady
who was addicted to the use of tobacco.
She indulged in this habit until it increased
so much upon her that she not only smoked
a large portion of the day; but frequently
sat up in bed for this purpose in the night.
After oneof these nocturnal entertainments
ehn fell asleep, and dreamed that (he died
and approached heaven. Meeting-an angel
she asked him if her name was written in
the Book of Life. He disappeared, put re
plied, upon returning, that be could not
"Ob,'' she said, "do look again ; it must
He exclaimed again, but returned with a
"It is not there."
j ''Oh," she said in agony, "it must be
i there. I have the assurance that it is there!
' Do look again."
I Tha an. -el was moved to tears br her en-
and again left her to renew his
search. After a long absence he came
back, with his face radiant with joy and ex
claimed "We have found it, but it was so clouded
with tobacco smoke that we could hardly
The woman. 0on waking, immediately
threw her pipe away, and Dever indulged
in smoking again.
The sole great objecls of this war are the
restoration of the unity of tbe nation, and
j tbe supremacy of the laws of the country .'4
These are words fit to be inscribed on the
conservative standard in thecomine Presi-
J denta, e,8Cliot) and he who ho,ds aiof, lhe
standard bearing this inscription or an
equivalent one will lead the conservative
hosts to victory. Mark the prediction.
The President says, in his message, that
"the nation is entering upon a new life"
It must be, if it lives at all, for he has killed
the Constitution as dead as a mackeral, and
has killed about 600,000 citizens in doing
it. The way he goes on, all life existing
here will have to be hew pretty soon. The
eld will all be gone.
The following are the dying words of six
of our country's most eminent men :
'I resign my soul 10 God and my daugh
ter to my country.' Thomas Jefferson.
'It is well.' Washington.
Independence forever.' Adams.
'It is the last or. earth ' J. Q Adams.
'I wish yoa to understand the true princi
ples of the Government. I wish them car
ried out. I ask nothing more.' H arrison.
'I have endeavored to do my duty.' Tay
lor. The last words of Gen. Boford, in a state
of semi delirium, were highly characteristic
of the man and soldier. With the energy
nftalirinm ha avMaSmat with V. i last
. . ,.e , , . . . , , . .
breath. '-Send for ihe brigade commanders ;
put guards on all these roads, and keep
those men from going to the rear."
A high life wedding lately took place at
Richmond. A grandson of John Tjter and
a sister of Jeff. Davis were tbe parties.
1 Many juries think themselves
when they are petty.
Taking the Catfj.
We trust we shall be alwlvs readv to da
justice to the merits of a political opponent,
' ne have any, and more panieoJarlv if ho
ba one authority." Bnt oar radical an
Agonists, unreasonable and exacting as
tneyare, will hardly expect us to ptt our-
selves to extraordinary pains to seek after
virtues which may defy our keenest search,
or represent them as existing, when they
do r.ot, for the mere purpose of glorifying
the individual. However pleasing it might
be io us to gratify vanity with a compli
ment, we cannot consent to do it at the ex-
pense of truth. So the Casar of the hour,
wa0 bestrides our State like a colossus.
whose legions bow to him as a God, "creep
under his huge legs and peep about to fiud-
themselves dishonorable graves," must not
be surprised if we treat him as a very com -mon
sort of man who. being placed in a
position above his capacity, has done the
State some harm.
He has been inaugurated for a second
term. By he we mean A. G. Curtin, Gov
ernor by fraud, corruption and Federal bay
onets ; we have just looked carefully over
Those who know him best represent him
to be a man of "fine social qualities." Thai
means, as we understand it, a clever fellow,
who can pleasantly entertain a friend, make
himself agreeable in a promiscuous crowd,
or "set the table in a roar." These are ex- -cellencies
of character which, although
they cannot be called rare, are, neverthe
less, to be admired where they cluster in
perfection and i is, therefore, a great
pity, a misfortune to be lamented by the
State, His Excellency, and His Excellency'
friends, that ihe plundering politicians had
not let him alone lo follow, in private life,
the bent ol bis inclinations, and develop
his peculiar "social qualities" without in
jury lo Ihe public. He wonld have better
soiled the reigns of the Charleses or the
Georzes, when the wits and menof "social
qualities" ruled tbe clubs, the scamps and
the courts, than these prosaic times, in
wb'cb, except in the court circles of Wash-
ington, virtue is still respected, and greal
qualities of mind held in higher estimation
lhan wit and gallantry.
In his inaugural this genial Governor of
ours Solemnly renews the prescribed ob
ligation to support the Constitution of the
United Stales and the Constitution of tbe.
State of Pennsylvania, and to discharge the
responsible 'trust confided to me bim with
Well, having "solemnly renewed" the
obligation, does our gay Governor mean to
be any more faithful to his oath than be
was during his first term ? Granting that,
through his want of judgment, or his party
bigotry, or both combined,' he may enter
tain the idea that he has been true to the
Constitutions of the United Slates and of
this State, yet.it is hardly possible for him
to believe, what no intelligent man who
has watched the course of his first term of
administration believes, that he discharged,
with fidelity, the important trusts confided
There is abundant evidence to prove his
infidelity to that trui-i evidence that ad
mits of no controversy and we repeat the
question to him: Having sworn the second
time to be faithful, do you mean to be so ?
Excellency, if judged by your past his
tory, there is nothing to be hoped from yoo;
. ya are ''ght man, frothy, volatile ; aud
j the ,one and 'emper of your inaugural gives
I ,itl'e evidence ihat increased years have
brought to you increased wisdom. Never-
theless you may intend reform you may
design, henceforth, to be more prudent and
faitbtul. If yoo wish to win a "confidence"
yoo boast ol but do not possess, believe us
your future mut be other than your past.
So we trust it may be. Patriot and Union.
A Wirk in Trocblb. The following i
taken from the Sandy Hill Herald :
"Pray tell roe, my dear, what is the cause
of those tears."
"Oh, such disgrace !"
"What wbai is it, my dear J Do not
keep me in suspense."
"Why, I have opened oneof your letter
supposing it addressed to myself. Certainly
it looked more like Mrs. than Mr."
"Is that all ! What harm can there be
in a wife's opening her husbands letters V
'.So harm in the thing itself; but the
contents! Such a disgrace
- "What I has any one dared to write me
a letter unfit to be read by my wife !"
"Oh, no. It is couched in the most chaste
and gentlemanly language. But the con
tents ! the contents !;'
Here the wile burried her face in her
handkerchief and commenced Bobbing
aloud, while the husband eagerly caught
up the letter ard commenced reading the
epistle that had been the means of nearly
breaking bis wife's heart. It was a bill
from the printer Jor three years subscription I
To the ir of ths Xorlk !
Thevo gra buries every error covers eve
ry defect extinguishes every resentment.
From its peaceful bosom springs none bat
fond regrets and tender recollections. Who
can look down oti the grave of an enemy,
and not feel compunctious throbs that he
should have warred with the poor bandfuF
of earth that lie mouldering before bim.
A bankrupt law is only made to aid
scoundrels and villains in defrauding hoc
est people, and of course will be approved
of by this villainous administration.
Head the article headed "Andrew Jack
fOBj" on this page.