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, For the Star of the North.
' T3E W0RES OF GOD.
Where e'er we rove
O'er hill or valley green,
The works of Him who formed the earth.
On every hand are seen.
Twas He who formed the lowland pliirt,
And reared the mountain peak ;
Who made the cloud to brin:? forth rain,
The dew that fall so sweet.
He made the glowing sun
To illuminate oar earth ;
Hit hand directs the silvery moon,
-Twas he who gave.it birth.
The stream that flows so clear
Along the verdant beach,
Is caused by that all powerful arm
That overshadows each.
The forest shade i His,
The cooling breeze ihe same ;
Through works of goodness he deierves
A high and glorious name.
He dries tis widow's tear,
He hears the orphan's groan,
Aud ever lends a willing ear
To those He deigns to own.
His care is o'er His whole creation,
His goodness has no end;
And to the cries of the dis:ressed
His ear in mercy lends.
Th en poor deluded soul, .
Cai all your care on Him,
For He who numbers all your deed,
Can cleanse you from all sin.
Ashbury, Columbia co., July 28, 1864.
Gen. ScCIrllan's Foresight.
The last rebel invasion of Maryland fcr
nishes another in-tance o( the perils which
have come upon the country by the neg
lect on the part of the administration of '.he
warning given by General McClellan in
the very first year of the war. HaJ the
plans ol that officer been faithfully carried
out, not one of the four invasions of Mary
land would have occurred. Alter he ar
rived on the peninsola with hia army, and
while he supposed General Banks was siill
under bis command', it wjlLha remembered
that he- Issued an order to that officer for
his guidance in protecting Marjlaud and
Washington from any attempt of the rebels
by way ot the Shenandoah valley. He had
previously sent Colonel Alexander with di
rection lo see if fortifications could not be
thrown up in such cf the gaps of the Blue
mountains as would help detain a reSel ar
my marching into Maryland from tht di
rection. . General Banks was directed to
post his troops at certain points. Hj was
also ordered to keep, hia cavalry const intly
iu motion down the valley of the Shenan
doah rq as to be warned of any approach
of the rebels. This order was dated March
18, 1862 ; before, in fact, the actual open
ing of the second campaign of the war -When
the administration relieved Gen. Mc
Clellan of control ojer General Bank's ar
my, they entirely overlooked the wise pre
cautions which he took in guarding the
back-door to Washington. .In fact, this
Shenandoah valley is the true gate for an
invasion oi the North, as the rebels subse
quently discovered, and as General McCIel
lan's wise prescience had foreseen. When
Mr. Lincoln himself took the control of (he
armies out of ihe hands of General McClel
lan, in addition to ordering the latter officer
to approach Richmond from the North,.- be
also detached troops from the army of the
Potomac, which were sorely needed those
under General McDowell to protect as he
said, Washington. But where did he place
these troops T In the Shenandoah valley 7
No j.they were located at Fredericksburg
at which point they were about of as much
use as they would have been in Portland,
Maine! The forty thousand men under
General McDowell were utterly thrown
away, as was discovered when "Stonewall"
Jackson made his first famous raid up the
valley, driving back Banks to the Potomac
river. The troops of. General McDowell
were utterly useless. "Genera!" Lincoln
had ingeniously managed to deplete our
army by just forty thousand men. They
were denied to General McClellan, and put
in a position where they were ot not the
slightest cie in defending Washington.
The curious reader who wiH peruse Gen.
McClellan 'a official report will know how
clearly he foresaw, before the campaign
opened, that the Shenandoah valley was
the true line of. approach .upon Washing
ton. He will also remark how far-seeing
were the preparations he made to prevent
the rebels ever getting beyond Chester or
Aldie gaps. If, the reader will follow still
further the course of the campaign in Vir
ginia, he will find that what General Mc
Clellan foresaw before the campaign open
ed',' the admicislration has' cot been able to
the Shenandoah valley,
! carrying desolation to the homes of the
I ' -
people of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and
striking terror throughout the whole North
because ot the menace to the capitol ; yet
to this day even the slightest precautions
have not been taken lo zaard aaainst this
disaster. Every time the rebels have ad
vanced upon the valley they have not only
not been impeded, but, through the most
profound stupidity, the administration, has
collected stores of all kinds at Martinsburg
for their special accommodation. We be
lieve it can be proved that in their various
raids up the valley the rebels have been
able to procure 6tores to the amount of ten
millions of dollars at that one point. The
northern gate of the valley has never had
a sufficient force to guard it, or a compe
tent General to retard the progress of the
rebel armies. There is probably not in all
military history so marked an instance of
prescience as that which General McClel
lan displayed before the campaign opened,
or so conspicuous an example of downright
stupidity as has been shown by the admin
istration in not guarding the Shenandoah
valley so as to prevent an invasion cf the
This quality of foresight as to the con
duct of the war marked all of General Mc
Clfllan's.military acts. If the reader will
peruse his instructions to Butler, he will
find that the latter was directed, immedi
ately upon the capture of New Orleans, to
put his army in motion, and take posses
sion of Jackson, the capitol of Mississippi,
and fortify it. If Butler had obeyed Gener
al McClellan 's orders, and had then taken
Jackson and fortified it, the codntry can un
derstand what fearful losses would have
been saved in the subsequent campaigns
against Port Hudson and Vicksburg. In
the very 6rst year of the vrar,the trans-Mississippi
region would have been cut off
from the confederacy, and all the cattle and
stores of Texas would have been lost to the
rebel armies. But Butler preferred lo stay
in New Orleans, and quarrel with women
and foreign consuls; and to him is to be
credited the dreadful waste of blood and
treasure which the capture of Vicksburg
and Port Hudson subsequently entailed. In
the orders to General Buell it will also be
noticed that General McClellan pointed out
to him the importance of seizing as soon as
he could Eastern Tennessee, and that the
capture of Knoxville and Nashville was of
ihe first moment. The orders to General
Sherman touching what he wasexpecteJ to
do at Port Royal reads like a prophesy.
What General McClellan said should be
done was done, simply because he foresaw
that it .was the only thinhauH4d''fJe'
" Wf call attention to these facts because
we realize how keenly the country has suf
fered since that soldier-statesman has been
withdrawn from the military service of the j
country. Every lebal victory in Maryland j
and the waste of treasure and life it costs t
to drive the enemy from that State, is an
indictment filled with the most damning
specifications against the present military
administration at Washington.
Old Abe fought magnificently and des-;
perately in the trenches of Washington last
week. So his lickspittles say, although it
is not yet known whethpr he really at the
time, was aboard a gun-boat in the Poto.
mac, or at Philadelphia or Harrisburg.
Nevertheless, his fanciful exploits would
supply the subject matter for a splendid
epic poem. Who will grasp at immortality
by writing it ? One of his positions is said
to be thus when the rebels had left:
Sleeves and pants rolled up. hat and boots
lost, a big black bottle near by behind a
stoue, the right eye blinked and arms Abe I
Linco. A contraband guarding the "Big
Black" and a "proxy" volunteer reading the
original emancipation proclamation to the
rebels ten - miles eff, make up the back
ground of the picture When the "fight"
was over Old Abe called for a "uegro
song," after which the Government" was
made a Major General on the spot by the
President. The contraband was rllowed
to keep the bottle its contents having dis
appeared, as a relic of the "times that tried
men's pantaloons. The "proxy" threat
ened to follow op the rebels and slaughter !
them, but was dissuaded, and appointed lo
bunt Abe's hat and boots, to do which he
received a commission of Brigadier Gener
al. Lebanon Advertiser.
Pcnctualitv. When Hamilton was
Washington's Secretary he was ordered to
meet the Commander-in Chief one morn
jng at sunrise. Washington was first on
the spot, and waited five minutes before
Hamilton appeared. The Secretary apolo
gized by saying that "somethina was the
matter with his watch." Another appoint
ment was made for "the next morning which
was similarly broken. Hamilton again
covered his negligence with a complaint
against his watch, to which the, punctual
soldier replied :
. .''Then; sir, yoa must either get , a new
watch or I must get a new Secretary."
On one occasion the first Emperor Napo
leon invited his staff cf the Marshals of
France lo take dinner with him at 2 o'clock .
The .emperor at the moment the clock
struck sat down to the table alone. He was
a quick eater, seldom appearing at the ta
ble more than ten minutes. At the end of
the time his . staff appeared. He arose to
meet them and said :
"Messeurs, it is now past dinner, and we
will immediately proceed to business ;"
whereupon the Marshals were ooliged lo
spend the whole afternoon in planning a i
new campaign on empty stomachs. j
armies surged up
From the New York News.
THE WALPCEC1S DAXCE AT WlSMMiTON.
The night was heavy and mirk,
The moon shone dusky red,
Tne air had an oior of sulphurous smoke
And of corpses newly dead.
And I saw in fact or dream,
Or both confused in one,
A dance and a revel and maniac rcut
Too hideous for the sun ;
And out of it came a cry :
"Elood! Blood! Blood!
"Let the witches caldron boil
"With a nation's tears for water !
"Blood! Blood! Blood! "
"Slabby and thick as mud,
"To sprinkle the hungry soil
. "For the carnival of slaughter ! "
!...- . II... J
Beneath the caldron cracked
A pool and whitl ol flame,
Around the caldron gambol 'd and howl'd
A crowd without a name.
Fierce war zealots and preachers,
Bufibns, contractors, thisvee,
Liars, blasphemers, and parasites
As thick as the Summer leaves, . '
And still they clamored aod shouted,
. " Blood ! Blood I Blood !
"Let the hell-broth sputter and boil
"With a nation's tears for water !
" Blood ! Blood ! Blxd I
" "Slabby and thick as raudj
"To sprinkle the hungry coil
"For, the carnival of blaughter! "
Naked, obscene and cruel,
They screamed and jibei and roar'd,
They knew their God waa the Devil,
Their King and Chief and Lord ;. .
And they worshipped, at bis footstool
And said, "Thy kingdom come,
"When the world shall be to the strongest,
"And be ruled by beat of drum, .
''Drum beat and flash of cannon !
"Biood! Blood! Blood!
"Let the witche's caldron boil
"With a nation's tearc for water !
"Blood ! Elood ! Blood !
"Slabby and thick as mud,
"To sprinkle the hungry soil,
"For the carnival of slaughter ! "
.. , ,1V.
One tall, and bony and lank,
Stood forward trom amongst the rest,
And told a ribald story
With a leer to give it zest,
And said, "Our fire burns feebly,
. ' We must pile it.up anew ;
"Tell me the luel to feed it with
"Ye iriends and comrades true ! "
And they shouted with mad rejoicing,
"Blood B aod ! B'ood !
"Let tle wuche's caldron boil.
"With a nation' ieari lor v. uier j
- "BTooi ! liiood! BlonJ !
''Slabby and thick as mud,
",To sprinkle the hungry Boil
"For the carnival of slaughter! "
He cut down ihe Constitution
That grew so fair and well,
And chopped the gracious tree to logs
To 'feed his fire of hell.
He threw in the crackling caldron
With a satisfied "Ha! ha! "
Reason and Honor and Justice,
Liberty, Right and Law;
While his greedy comrades shouted
"Blood ! Blood ! Blood !
' "Let the witche's caldron bojl
"Wiih a nation's tears for water !
"Blood ! Blood ! Blood !
"Slabby and thick as mud,
"To sprinkle the hungry noil
"For the carnival of slaughter ! "
'Let the old men die in their beds,
'Let the children grow and thrive,
'We crave the blood of the young and strong
To keep onr dance alive.
'We crave it and will have it.
'Though the wives bewail and mourn,
'And the mothers sob in anguish,
'O'er the graves of their first born,
' 'TU the afterbirth of a nation ! '
"Blood ! Blood1 Blood ! . .
"Let the hell-broth sputter and boil,
"With a nation's tears for water ;
"Blood ! Blood ! Blood !
"To sprinkle the. hungry soil
"For the carnival of slaughter !"
What more they did and said
New times may render plain,
But if Retribution come not,
Gibbet and rope are vain.
Gibbet and rope and dungeon.'
Or the whip in an boneat ba .d,
To lash such coward dregs and 6k urn
Affrighted through the laud.
Meantime the streets re-echo
Their furious cry for blood !
And the witche's caldron boils
With a nation's tears for water !
Blood ! Blood! Blood!
Slabby and thick as mud,
And. debts and troubles and toils,
And the carnival o! daughter.
Lincoln has issued a proclamation ap
pointing the lit Thursday in August, as a
day for humiliation and prayer. The next
proclamation is for 500,000 more men and
boys to be slaughtered, which will be an
additional cause for humiliation,, prayers
and tears. Let the war be stopped and there
will be no necessity for the appointment of
days of humiliation, but everybody, except
speculators aud their liLet, will join in a
day of thanksgiving.
Mr. Lincoln PrsTes tbe War a Crime.
So far as enr observation has gone, there
is no journal in the North, not excepting
those of Abolition tendencies, that attempts
to sustain the position to which Mr.Lincoln
in his manifesto, "to whom it may con
cern," has committed the Executive Gov
ernment of the United States. This is not
strange ; for however much the Abolition
press, may seek to justify their doctrine in
the general course of journalistic dispu
tation, with reference to its application to
a stated and practical plan of compromise,
they shrink from the fearful responsibility
of interposing a mere social theory as an
insurmountable barrier to negotiation. We
are sure no prominent public man was ever
fco completely isolated from his fellow
countrymen upon a question of vital impor
tance as is Mr. Lincoln in respect. to his as
sertion of the "Abandonment of slavery"
as an imperative condition of interseclional
diplomatic action. The Canada conference
is the all absorbing theme. It is discussed
in all it phases, and has revealed all the
varieties and shades cf individual opinion.
But no man within our sphere of observa
tion has echoed the fatal sentiment of that
Executive manifesto. No'man except the
Chief Magistrate of the Republic, is so cal
loas to his country' welfare, so reckless of
consequences and so impenetrable to expe
diency, justice and humanity, as to endorse
the ultimatum that leaves no alternative but
war till one section or the other is crushed
and powerless under a conqueror's heel.
If misfortune was less everwhelming, if
the wounds of our country did not claim all
the sympathy that human nature can bestow
we could pity that unfortunate man who,
conspicuous as the chief .magistrate o! a
mighty people, is still more Conspicuous by
his crime and folly. Wielding a power
above that of all his predecessors, a power
that our fathers would not have trusted to
the pure patriot and incorruptible statesman
iu whose person the Executive govern
ment was inaugurated, this typ9 of offi
cial degeneracy finds no betfer use for au
thority than to bring contempt upon himself
and ruin upon his country.
When that arrogant demand for the aban
donment of slavery went iorth over the
land, fast after it followed the yet more
imperative demand for the abandonment cf
Lincoln. If the angel of retribution had
proclaimed his condemnation, it would not
have been more effectually pronounced
than it - has been by the convictions of
the people, awaked by this climax of
folly to three years ot mal -administration.
He now stands in direct opposition to tbe
solemn pledge made to the peple at bia in
auguration, that be woald not "directly or
indirectly interfere with the institution of
slavery in tbe States where it exiele," and
he has violated the law of the land as in
terpreted by himselj when, at the threshold
of his Executive career, hs confessed that
he had "uo lawful right" to do that which
be has now unlawfully done for the purpose
of baffling' those peace . influences that
stand in the way of his personal aspirations.
This shameful trifling with the interests of
a suffering people cannot go beyond the
point that it has now reaahed. The people
should not and they will not endure it.
They have been called upon to offer five
hundred thousand more human sacrifices
from among their kith and kin at the altar
of civil strife already reeking with the blood
of a thousacd hecatombs; and now they
are called npon to assist at tbe formal bap
tism cf. those horrors, giving them the name
of a war for the ''Abandonment of Slavery."
From the hour when that decres was maie
known, every blow dealt upon the battle
field is given Tor the abandonment of la
very and in no other cause. It is so written
above the signature of . Abraham Lincoln,
as the "Executive .Government of the Uni- j
led States." No proposition "will be re
ceived and considered" that does not em
brace the "Abandonment of Slavery," and
as no peace is pAssibie until some pioposi- ;
lion shall have been "received and consid
ered," it follows that the war has been for
mally and officially declared an Ami-Slavery
crusade, aiming principally, if not ex
clusively, at the "abandonment of slavery."
Mr. Lincoln, in his capacity as the "Ex
ecutive Government of the United States,"
has heretofore declared that, The right of
each Slate Id order and control its own do
mestic institutions, according to its owu
judgement exclusively, , is essential to the
balance of power on which the "perfection
and endurance of our political fabric de
pend." Therefore, a war against the "do
mestic institutions'.' of a State, if successful,
involves the destruction of a principle that
is "essential" to the "perfection and endu
rance of our political fabric". Is it right
for the people lo support a war that assails
a principle upou which their political secu
rity "depends ? " But the Executive Gov
ern mant has pronounced this war to be for
tbe "abandonment of slavery," that is for
the destruction of a "domestic institution"
that each State has the "right to control
according to its own judgment exclusively.'1
Tbe people of the North are then fighting
to destroy their own principle of govern
ment, to destroy the ''rights of States," to
destroy that which is essential to Republi
canism, and upon which the "endurance
oi their political fabric depends." If there
is public virtue enough in the people to de
sire that their political fabric shall endure, if
they have patriotism enough to desire the
preservation of principles essential to tbe
maintenance ol their liberties, tbey mnst
oppose this war for tbe "abandonment of
slavery." If they have not the courage 10
do so, they 'deserve that their political fab
ric should be overthrown, and that a mili
tary despotism be raised upon its ruins.
New York Daily News.
The Great Demoeralio Plot and Dark Con
spiracy Discovered in St. Louis.
When a man is about to play the role of
military.usurper or tyrant, and destroy pop
ular liberty beneath the iron heel of despo
tism, it is necessary that he should have
some pretext to justify him in ihe 'enter
prise. He must bo able to giro ccme
reasons, however feeble anoT' puerile, to
excuse his conduct and paliata it in the
eye? ef the world. The ascertainments of
great plots and conspiracies 'upon ihe part
of an adverse influence or party, lo subvert
the Government or overlurn society, is al-
ways opportunely made upon tbe eve of
preconcerted or intended usurpations. When
ihe sanguinary and cruel leader of the
French Revolution desired to immolate
fresh' victims upon the guilfotine.and drown
in a osa of bloed their political antagonists,
they invariably (discovered plots and atro
cious conspiracies against the State that
were about to be carried into effect by their
innocent victims. .
W'hen the cry of a plot or conspiracy was
raised by these men, it was instinctively
known that some great national crimp was
about lo be perpetrated some act of unu
sual and infernal atrocity.
When the religious and political zealots
of England wished ta' directjgovernraental
and popular fury to tbe Catholics, they rl
ways paved the way by a "hellish and dev
elish Popish plot" against ibe good people
of ih e realm. What reader of hietory does
not remember the infamous plot of that
character, discovered by Titus Oatec, in tbe
latter part of the rein of King Charles the
Second, in 1680 1 Improbable and extrav
agant as it was, carrying oroia its face the
marks of falsehood and imposture, yet it
was greedily received, and Isd to a crbsada
against innoceut and unoffending Catholics,
in which ihe most horrible villainies were
practiced. v."1. c
Seeing ihe soccsfs of the perjured scoun
drel, Oates, others of like character rushed
in, and had their conspiracies and plots,
which were even more absurd and foolish
than that ol Oates. .There is hardly i dark
er page tn tbe history of England than that
which records these vile and execrable im
postures. Human nature is the same in all ages.and
the means employed by bigoted fanatics
and cruel factions and Administrations to
wreak their vengeance upon their oppo
nents, are usually similar, j' !'
. We have noticed in tbe progress cf the
war that the most arbitrary and oppressive
acts of the Government, and the most des
potic proceedings, have always been usher
ed in by the announcement tnal they were
necessary to prevent ihe Democracy from
carrying out tome terrible derign agaist the
As those who have bid money always
know the precise place to look for it, so the
Lincoln editors, agents and spies, have for
the last three years been prolific' in their
discoveries of the Golden Circle ard other
dat'k, treasonable ocgariizaiionb of the Dem
ocratic party against the "pure, upright and
innocent" Administration al Washington.
Tbe military bastiles and dungeons of the
country are full of victims oi arbitrary and
irresponsible power, conveniently arrested
and kidnapped upon the Claim thai they be
long to some shadowy -;ik! imaginary or
ganization to subvert the Constitution and
It is by the light of the past we are to
judge of the present and ihe future. We
know what is meant and intended when
wicked and unscrupulous men accuse their
political opponents of plots and conspira
aies. ; The latter can always be manufac
tured to order by base and lying spies, and
can have the greatest publicity through a
hireling and mercenary press. We know
that something atrocious was in contempla
tion when the St. Louis Democrat, the other
day, asked the President, in effect to pro
claim martial law over the North, and
usurp dictatorial power in name as well as
in fact. - ''"'.
We are confirmed in our 7iew by the Bil
ly rigmarole and absurd stuff which that
paper publishes and telegraphs all over the
country as a great Democrat plot and con
spiracy. .No man of the least sense will
believe it. It bears the mark all through
it of villainous invention and imposture,
and only is designed by its originators as a
basis for a fresh crusade upon the patriotic
and constitutional Dsmocracy of the North,
who, instead of trying to subvert, are now
diligently engaged in seeking to preserve
from destruction some relics of -our old re
publican. Government, and to nave society
from fresh arid renewed convulsions. Cin
A young partner in a firm on India street
concluded to raise a substitute, and applied
to a stout darkey who was standing on the
opposite corner,' whea he received this re
ply, "Lor bless you, I've got eight hundred
dollars home for to buy a white man my
self." Good Neighborhood. A farm was lately
advertised in a Western paper, in which all
tbe beauty on the situation, fertility of the
soil, and salubrity of the air, were detailed
in the richest glow of rural description,
which was farther enhanced with this N.
B There is cot an Attorney within fifteen
miles of tbe neighborhood. -
Old Abe has split rails, tbe Union and his
. General Butler's key to Richmond. A
.. Why the Eorth has Failed. t
The absence of " precautionary measures
to rtpoVihe re-advanco of Early's invading
army haa caused even the Black Republic
can press to assail the administration for
imbecility and improvidence, it is certain
ly humiliating for the advocates of this Ab
olition war to be compelled, in ihe foarth
year of hostilities, to recognize tbe inca
pacity of the ruler oftheir own choice and
creation to provide for the safety of the Fed
eral Capital, and to protect tbe soil of one
of the most powerful and populous ot tlje
Northern States. .
In view, of the oft boasted superiority ot
ihe North in wealth, numbers and material
resources, the actual condition of military
affairs is the more suggestive of incompe
tency becaass the struggle has been arro
gantly proclaimed by Mr. Lincoln to be one
of conquest, admitting no termination ex
cept in the total annihilation of a social
institution. .How far removed the present
position is from the realization of the de
testable scheme, is demonstrated by the fact
that at every point-the Federal arms are
now baffled, disco.-rfitted and imperilled by
the exhaustion consequent upon repeated
decimation, while the 'foe, all the while
economizing their numerical strength, are
able td sweep with. impauiiy over the fields
of the North, gathering oar harvests to their
own cses, driving off our cattle to the cor
rals of ihe South, emulating oar deeds of
incendiarism, and placing 'Washington in
greater danger of capture, than Richmond
is or ever has been.
1 For nearly four year of such desperate
warfare as the world! has never before wit
nessed, tbe powerful and affluent North haa
assailed the South', with armies more nu
merous than those which Napoleon overran
Europe, overthrew Kingdoms and Empires,
destroyed aod created -dynasties, and revo
lutionized the political systems of one half
of Christendom. That fell the resources
within the control of the Federal authority
have been employed without stint is evi
dent from the enormous and unprecedented
eXpenditures'for naval and military purpo
sas. The financial fabric of the North tot
ters beneath the load imposed upon i', to
supply the machinery of war and to subsist
the millions that have been enrolled under
Science and invention have been taxed
to the utmost to provide 'engines of de
struction. The strength and intellect'o'
man, given to him by a bounteous God that
be might develop op'otUearth the attributes
of His divinity, have been exerted to the
last degree as instruments to deface and de
stroy these created in His image, and to
transform earth into a counterpart of Hell.
What has resulted ? Years of mutual slaugh
ter, of accumulating bate and bitterness, of
the fruits ot the earth destroyed and the
habitations of man desolated ; years of in
dividval agony and 'sorrow and of general
suffering, with a future ell darkness or
lighted only with the signal glare of ruin.
And as the fourth year nears its close, tbe
South utters and strikes defiance wherever
assailed, and tramples the soil of the inva
der with the desolating tread of a counter
Does this denote impotencv or inferiority
on the part of the North t Not so. Listen
to the murmur that goes forth from the
masses, and it will attest that the heart of
the North is not jn this struggle'. ' It is not
ihe North last assails the South, it id a fa
naticism that wars asinst reason, humanity
and the popular opinion. ' In a war sanc
tioned by the people, not Pennsylvania,nor
Maryland, nor any Northern State would
ever be reduced to the humiliating condi
tion of dependence upon an imbecile Fed
eral Administration to protect their homes
from a handful of bold invaders.
The farmers would quit their plows, the
mechanics their tools, the merchants their
ledgers, '.he lawyers their briefs, the cler
gymen their pulpi, al! manner of men
their various avocations, to grasp the sword
and the gun, and hurl invasion back. From
eery oiher State the people would hasten to
the rescue. There would be no necessity
to enforce an odious conscription.ufor the
willing hearts of freemen would respond
without ether dictation than a natural im
pulse, and the invaded territory would re
sound with the tread of volunteers.
As it i, the people repudiate the purpose
of the strife, arid look on without venturing
a blow, while their villages are burning
and their grannaries pillaged by few hun
dred recklass horsemen-. Tbe Administra
tion fight this war with cannon and Layon
bU, but the heart of the people is oot with
them to insure victory. Tbey must depend
upon the mere machinery of physical force
moved into action by military discipline,
but uninspired by the co.iviction of the
light aud devotion to the principle at stake
The soldiers of the North could not be cow
ards in any cause ; it is due lo -their natural'
courage and endurance that they have cur
led laurels in a cause that has oot the pop- ,
ul&r sympathy. New York DaVy News.
Attachment. Women are snid to have'
stronger attachments ' than men. It is not
so. - A man is often attached to an old hat ;:
but did you ever know of a woman having
an attachment for an bid bonnet ! Echo
answers, never !
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Some unknown Philosopher, illustrating!,
pictures ot innocence, cites the case of
baby biting iu own toe nail, aud a kme.i iq