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IIOW I GOT A FURLOUGH.
"For if one, why not another also" Anon.
Many persons before starting upon a jour-'
neyhave an endless amonnt -of prepara
tions to make ; give ihe soldier a furlough
and he ia ready immediately. But first get
the furlough, that is to him the most impor
tant part of the business ; as the old cook
ing receipt reads, "First catch the hare."
What soldier has not experienced an un
told amount of anity frotn the first send
ing of his recommendation through all the
different departments for the necessary sig
natures, &c, till be receives it with it
proper red ink affixtures ; then be is ready
to start, and his face shortens op, to its uscal
As it'fniy be 'jrtte'regtini?, f must tell you
how I r a furlough : In the first place,
my wife had twins. However, in the rela
tion of this circumstance, 1 do not say to
any one ' Go thou and do likewise," simply
because you want a furlough but it so
nappe rred tb me. Well, I sent the follow
ing report to President Lincoln :
Jcdiciabt Square Hospital, Wiid 15, 1
Washington Citt, D. C, June 23, '64. J
Dear Sir The Union is saved. Hurrah !
Make room in Abraham's bosom !
1 My wife has twins Both boys !
' T5o 'please grant me a furlough for twenty
or thirty days to go lo tort Wayne, Iid., lo
cbrilen 'em Abe and Andy, and. besides, I
, would like to know if they look like me.
I am not so -sick now. A few days at
home will dome more good than six mouths
' In the hospital. Should any reference be
required on patriotism nnd pontic cervices
Schyfer Co!ldi, on duice-iiic relations, Mrs.
NohMAN E. DOAff K, ,
m" Signal Corps, U. S- A.
P. ft. The little present necessary npon
pnch occssiot . need not he sent till alter
the 4th of March next, when Andy will be
present also N. E. D.
He referred the ma'ter lo the War De
partment, and as I had teen transferred, lo
this Hospital, it was some time before said
report reached the Medical Department oT j
this city. Our Surgeon in charge deemed j
it necessary for me lo appear in Propia Per- j
Sona at the'ehristening and May thirty days ;
, for you see the many little, things to be j
looked after upon such occasions is too j
much for a woman whose family is so rap-j
idly increaiiug. " (
So f got the fnrlooghiand ihrowed np my "
hat, hurrahed lor "Old Abe," Gen Grant, i
Mrs. Dbane and th4 twins, and everybody ;
else, except Jeff Davis and the Southern ;
' Confederacy. . , I
Now, I never knew much about iwins. !
1 wondered awfully how they would look
and who they might "favor." Being both ,
bop, I thought they ought to "favor" me. 1
If one had been a girl I should not object j
to it looking like its mother, but the idea of ;
a girl and a boy, one of each six, ( couldn't
think of it- 'Twonld be too much like Jer- ';
sey match horses, one black and the other,
while. Both being boys, things would work .
much better a they grew up ; what would
fit one, would the other, also
unless each !
should, in physical development, lake after
their refpecUve namesakes ; in which case (
it would never do for them to swap clothes.
As f 'did- not choose to risk the Baltimore i
and Ohio Railroad this lime, I took the P. C. j
Road to Pittsburg. No incident of any note
happened until I arrived at that place, ex- !
rant thai I noticed two nersons who resem- !
bled each other, occupying the same seat
ia the cars. I wondered if ihey were twins,
and if their father got a furlough to christen
'em whem ihey were born.
At Pittsburg I had to report td the com-
mandaai of Post, Lt. Col. , in order lo j
procure farther transportation. I found the i
Colonel in his office, up to his eyes in busi
. nesa : "as I "thought mice to be of the ut
most importance, I edged my way into his
presence and saluted hitn in tfoa soldierly
atyle. Instead of "the gracious reception
that 1 considered myself entitled to under
the peculiar circumstance of being the fa
ther of twins both, boys he grufHy de
"rnanded, "Who are you?" I answered
him, feeling my importance my name is
Doane, sir ; iny wife has twins, both boys,
air. 1 am on my way home to christen
' 'em "Abe" and "Andy haye'nt yon seen
it iatho papers, eir ? But he coolly looked
at me and replied, "What of it." I confess
I felt chagrined, lor I concluded from the
'manner in which be received the intelli
gence that it was only a common occur-
. rence to have twins in his family, and both
boy a at that. However, when he discovered
what wns 'wanted, an orderly was called,
who led: me over to a clerk's desk ; after
; waiting ab'ont'an hour, in which time the
train lor" Chicago hid left me, 'the clerk
--came in an inquired what waa "wanted 1
Thinking that I would never get home at
" this rate, I answered. I want to go to Fort
Wayne 'to 'see my twins, both' boys, sir. I
"believe 'be was really affected, and had
roan spuii of a domestk feeling in his bosom
for te ant right down and filled out the
. transportation. "That will take joo there,"
sard s. ' Heaven bless you, TiiJ I, may
yonr wife have twins soon, and the Presi
dent grant you a lorloogh to christen 'em.
JHe smiled graciously and thanked me .
"For if one why not another also."
All righl tor the next train and we were
, soon thundering along toward my destina-,
lion. From a vacant seal in the car I took
UP a C0PV the Fort Wayne Gazelle.
the editorial I read the following
"WHO IS NORMAN E. DOANE ?
From a R. I Journal we Fee that Norman
E. Dyane.an Indiana Volunteer, has receiv
ed a iarlouga to visit his wile and twins,
(both boys,) at Fort Wayne, Ir.diana.which
he designs having christened "Abe" and
Aody." We intend to be in at that chris
tening. His application for a foriongh caus.
es a lauah even amid the sternnessof the
Hold on I I am coming in at mat enns- ; amJ ,0 fay IO tJiat j,rea;est anj mo,t patriot
tening ? myself, thought I, and here at las! ! ic o( Conventions," '-You did your work
seamed to be an appreciation of service to j weIl h, plac,n;; in nomination for the Chief
one s country Iwins
were scarce in mat
section at all events.
A gentleman in a seat behind me inquir
ed "what affected me so?" I rose to my
feet and turned proudly toward him, hand
ing him the paper,replifrd,,;I am the man."
"Why not cell one of riipm "Little Mac V "
said he. Because, sir, I do not wish lo
have' any fighting in the family as they
grow up. I answered. Beside, I know it
wouldn't suit Mrs.Dnane to have any polit
ical differences in the family as we would
have now enough on oar hands to attend to
the little domestic icfations.
"Did yoti say Mister that yon had twin,"
said an old laJy opposite. I replied my
wife had. (Both boys.) "Well I reckon
that was a right smart ck--r.es (We thought
so.) "I had twins once, but they never
done any good poor things! for you see,
one of 'em was a gal and they both died:
I have often hearn it to be a-fact when one
of 'em was a gil Ihey wonldn't live." I
felt glad that none of "onrn" was a gal.
the cars still-thundered 00, out to me;
they scarcely moved, and more than once I
felt disposed as did the fellow but on an
Illinois road to ask he conductor to
me off to walk, for I was in a hurry."
I wa aflraid, too, that we might arrive
in the nizht, and candle liaht would not be
so favorable for my first impression as tb
icho the boys would look Le.
The engine whistled, the train rattling,
rubbing, screeching and grinding, finally
checked up at Ihe familiar station of F"rt
Wayne, a very pretty lit'le inland city, con
taining upwards of SOjOOOinhabitan'.s, and
on lh inrreme
"Halloo, Doane."" crme from a dozen
voices in the crowd about the station, as I
stepped on the platform, ; How is 'Abe' and
Andy'?" Stand aside, eentlemen, said I
,;that's what's the matter ;" I'll see first and
let you know.
Home at last. and jnt as I expected, every
eld lady in the country said, "the boys
were the very picture of their father," as
they ouqht o know. I fell satisfied and
Four weeks passed very pleasantly at
borre with kindrrd and friends.
On my relum I was fortunate in procur
ing a seat in ihe same cars with the cele
brated "Keystone Club" of this city, a jo
vial set of fellows, on their return from the
Chicago Convention. At Nevada, a little
nation in Ohio, some two of us got off to
take a glass of lager, and,I am sorry to say,
soon got into a regular pugiljstic, political
muss ; meanwhile, the cars started. As we
thouaht more of riding than fighting abo'j1.
that time, we entered ino an armistice, and
8,arle fr ,ne ear8 but lo ! they came up
at a snorting gai t; we clinched them, but,
after two or three evolutions over each oth
er, a la Amyr. we landed in a very soft ex
cavation the hogs had made for us, about
four feet from one end of a wood pile. We
sat up, locked at each otherjatighed, shook
hands and made up, then proceeded to re
pair damages, take a drink, and wait for the
f next train. Hos-piia I (Philadelphia Register
A good joke, says the Syracuse Standard,
is related of Miss. G., a Lughter-loviu,
ood-na!ured lass, who was sppriding the
aflftrn00fl wilh a neighbor, and during sup-
per, the conversation turned on hens, e'gs,
&c, during which Miss G. observed "that
their hens did not lay scarcely any eggs,
and she could not tell the reason." "Why,"
observed Mr. P., "my bens lay very well ;
I go out among them almost every day, and
get eggs." "My gracious !" was the instant
rejoinder, "I wish jou woold come over
and run wkh our hens a spell. I'm sure
father would pay you well for jour trouble "
It is said that the following lines were
found in a Confederate soldier's note-book,
picked bp on ground recently occupies by
Gen. Earlys forces. Tbey are excellent,
especially for the northern latitude
Quoth Meade to Lee,
"Can you tell me,
V In the shortest style of writing,
, . When people will
All get their fill
Of this big job of fighting V
Quoth Lee to Meade,
"I can' indeed,
I'll teli you ic a minute
Are made to enter in it."
"A Bug has made its appearance in the
west which destroyes potato vines and oth
er vegetables with astonishing rapidity.
From its ravages and .the distinct 1 mark ot
an L on its back it is called the "Lincoln
' .- - - ; " " :
Among the speakers at a McCIellan rati
fication meeting at Derby, Cor.n., a few
evenings since, at which some three thous
and persons were present, .was Mr. Thom
as Burlock, who had r.eer acted with the
Democratic party and had supported Lin
coln heretofore. He saiif
What is the meaning of this great com-
motion.' Why is it that I see on this oc
casion this great sea ol upturned ace1
How is it, fellow-citizens, that you are here
to ni"ht, alter undergoing the latiar.es of
i the day, instead of resting lor the labors of
j the coming week ? It is because of an up
j heaving of ibe people. It is because the
people of this town and the country are dis
satisfied with their rulers, ar.d they come
here to render a verdict against thoe rulers,
i fuagilj,racy cf thi3 Republic, that
I soldier, statesman and complete gentleman,
' George B McCIellan. f Loud continued
i cheering .
j Feilow citizens, I stand here to-night in
. a somewhat peculiar position. I do notap
; pear as a Republican or a Whig ; I do not
i appear as a Democrat, but I do appear as a
j ''Uuiou riiiver," (cheers) and I say here
that I have the most sovereign contempt Icr
i that man who in a contest of this magnitude
j cannot rise superior to a par y. I ttand
j here the friend of my country, of the. Union,
and of the laws of the land, arid it H be
; canse I am in favor of ihe. Union and the
laws, that I am eppobed to the re election
i of Mr. Lincoln. I am an original Lincoln
-man. I have given him as 'earnest a sup
port have apologized for his misdeeds as
much as I could, but I have weighed hirn
in ihe balance and found him wauling -
Fellow citizens, it is not for me lo arraign
Abraham Lincoln (or high crimes and mis
demeanors. It is enough for me to know
that the ablest supporters of the Admini
tration have arraigned Abraham Lincoln for
high crime and misdemeanors before the
j American people. It is enough for me to
J know that Henry Winter Davis, the ablest
j Republican in Congress, and Senator Wade,
j whom the Republicans de-lighted lo applaud
j as "brave old Ben. Wade," have united in
a public document to indict Abraham Lin
coln for high crimes and misdemeanors.
A Boston Abolition paper commends. the
following lines, "wheresoever they maj'
corne from, as much above the ordinary in
life and poetic spirit." They Bre said to
have first appeared in a Georgia paper early
in the ar t
Have you counted up th9 coas; ?
What is gained ar.d what is lost
When the foe your lines have crossed ?
Gained-the infamy ol fame ;
G.iined a dastard's spo'ted name,
Gained eternity of shame.
Lost desert of manly worth,
Lost the right you jiad by birth,
Lost lost! freedom from the earth !
Freemen up ! the foe is nearint !
Haughty banners high opreariog
Lo ! their serried ranks appearing!
Freemen on ! The drums are beating !
Will you shrink from such a meeting ?
Forward ! Give them hero greeting !
Front your huarts and hemes and alters,
Backward hurl your proud assaulters
He is cot a man that falters !
How Columbus Looked. The personal
appearance of Columbus was not a bad in
dex of his character. His general air ex
pressed the authority which he knew to
well how to exercise. His light grey eyes
kindled easi!y at subjects of interest. He
was (all and well formed. His complexion
was fair and freckled, and inclined to rud
dy. Trouble soon turned his light hair grey,
and at thirty years ol age it was quite white.
Moderate in food and simple in dress, tsni
perate in language, bearing himself whh
courteous and gentle gravity, religious, with
out being a formalist, repressing his irrita
ble temper wiih a lofty piety, he was the
model of a Christian gentleman. The de
vout reference of his success to the Divine
favor, with which he concludes the report
of his first vojage to :be sovereigns of Cas
tile, is highly characteristic of the m an.
Heard from his Scbstitote. A wealthy
gentleman in New Jersey, a few days since,
enli-ted as a substitute a stalwart and pa
triotic Canadian, paying him SSOO, and ex
pending a considerable ism for an outfit.
When they parted, the recruit promised, at
the request of his principal to write at the
first opportunity. The gentleman was a
little surprised at receiving a letter from his
man dated Quebec, informing him that bis
money had enabled the substitute and his
wile to set up a corner grocery, and they
were doing well and if bis patron would
give hid a call, be should have a drink
Ar a recent railroad dinner, in compli
ment to the legal fraternity, the toast was
given: "An honest lawyer, the noblest
work of God ;" but an old farmer in the
back part of Ihe hall rather spoiled the ef
fect by adding, in a loud voice, "and about
the scarcest." : .
Tub Shoddy contractors bate the word
juM. .uuuu. uujiuj ,a iucu ears.
The veteraD eoldiers, though, would greet it
as they wonld s messenger from Heaven.
1. I - I . 1
A Westerner on one of Mr. Lincoln's Sto
ries. Mr. M. M. Pomeroy, editor of the La
crosse Wisconsin Democrat, and better
known throughout the West by 'ha name ol
"Brick" IVw.eroy, thus h.pp,ly hits ofl in
lii.s s-pri'iily ppr Mr. Lincoln's nit tuld
cinrv nt.oui s ic n uiii1' horabs when cross-
j - - - r r - - '
ing a stream :
j The i';iutriotis widow -makar now en-
throncJ at the White House iti Washington
has made a joke into a n aphorism, aud tor
the third liine in his life calis up the story
ol swapping horses when crossing a
To judjje from the elongated monarch's
sly reference to the equine quadruped, one
would infer that ho was born in a stable,
which may account for his unstable char
acter He najs it is a bad time to swap
horses when crossing a stream, yet has ap
plied bis argument to others in lull revers
al. Wears willing to. agree with Abe that,
orJiuarily speaking, it "1 a bad nine lo
swap horses while crossing. But when the
hore insisted that he could cross the
stream in three mouths when the keeper
of :iie horse asfureJ' the country that no
one wiiuU bj- hurt while crossing when
the three months has -one into ioor ears
when instead ol i-ro-eicg the Mreaui di
rectly he hat been carried fr t-e.o'.v :be
starling point, and ha- lost sitit ot ihe
land ma: ks he Hrc'li out ior when he lias
changed his cuur.-e, and instead of ma
king across lite Mream, goes plunging
wildly down it to the sea ol destruction ;
when a million of groomsmen have been
lost by him, wheu the granary of his keep
ers is exhausted, when every other origi
nal plan except "my plan" is lost sight of,
we think it is tim3 lo swap. When cross
ing the stream it may bb well enough lo
hold on, but when going down the stream,
and e?ch day the stream is growing wider,
till its banks are lost in. (he distance, it is
time to 6wap.
But let us see if ihe national sexton has
lived up to his ideas. When this war
broke out he swapped the counsels cf
Douglas for thoe of b'oward. Ha swap- j
ped ihe vigor of America for the emascu- t
la ej weakness of Spain. He swapped ;
McDowel for McCIellan crossing the Po- :
toraac. He swapped McCIellan for Eurn- !
side crossing the Rappahannock. He j
swapped B'miside for Hooker crossing the ,
same stream. He swapped Hooker for
Meade crcpsiag the Po:omae. He swap- '
ped Meade for Grant crossing the Rapidan. .
He swapped Butler, the beast, for Banks i
the blunderer, crossing the mouth of the j
Mississippi. He swapped Bank lot Can-J
by crossing the Red river. He swapped i
Curtis for Schoefield crossing the upper j
Mississippi. He swapped Hunter Icr Gil- j
more crossing the bar at Charleston. He j
swapped Dupont for Dahlren before Fort '
Sump er. He swapped Fremont for Cur- :
. , r-.r ft i t
lis in che river Deioro ct. uouis. lie na
swBppfd the sword for an outlandish proc
lamation when crossing the Half-Spout. j
He swapped Hamlin lor Johnson when '
crossing ihe Rubicon. He swapped gold;
for worthless currency. He ha swapped !
the Constitution ot our country lor ihe Bed- j
larnite mouthings of fanatic. He his
swapped the GJJess of Liberty, our na- i
tional figure ha 1, for the pate and wool of
a niju'er. He has swapped prosperity for
taxation jny for mourning, and national .
creates.- tor certain ruin. He has swap- j
ped all ihese as he once swapped j.kes in ,
an old saloon in Illinois, yet he has the face
to say to-lha country in thi hour of trial,
when joke sicken in the heart, that it is no
time to swap him for any other borse or
Another Conversion. The Westches
ter N- Y Monitor has abandoned Lin
coln, and hoisted the McCIellan flag ! The
editor says : "The truth is, the Adminis
tration of Abraham Lincoln is a lamenta
ble failure. With mismanagement in the
Treasury Department, financial run stares
us in the face ; with want of statesman
ship in the Department of State, diploma
cy is at a discount ; and in the Navy De
partment, that right arm of lha nation's
defence on the ocean, imbecility, vaccilla
lion and corruption shock the people
white in every other department ol the
Government the same characteristics rule
the conduct of the present Administration
of the Federal Govefnmunt. In view of
these indictments against the Administra
tion, the revolution in public sentiment is
astounding, and ihe country with one ac
cord exclaims give us a change in the
Administration. Influential presses, here
tofore its advocates, all cry aloud 'give ns a
change!' We certainly 'cannot be any
worse off. We must have it, or may high
Heaven alone protect our common country
frcm the impending doom that awaits as in
the downfall of our Government."
A Brave Woman. An English paper
says : "A fe v days ago some young chil
dren were playing in a boat in Teigomouth
Harbor. A little boy, between two and
three years old, overbalanced himself and
fell into the water where it was five or six
feet deep. The accident being observed by
two women, they both instinctively rushed
into the river to his rescue. One of ihem,
however, finding herself getting beyond her
depth, retired ; but the qlher weman, nam
ed Sally Stuggins, wile of one of the life
boat's crew, pushed - forward and swam a
few leet to the child's rescue. She caught
him some depti below the surface, as he
was sicking, and afterwards brought nim
Eafe,y Mhore., The child was found nearly
1 insensible, and but for Mrs.Stuggin'e coar
' ageoue conduct must have perished'.
Important Information. Col, J- G. Frttze,
keeps constantly on hand and for sale, at
the Recorder'u office in Bloornsburg, "The
Coaslitution of the United States," and of
tho "State of Pennsylvania," in various
stlfls, at prices to suit ; also, sundry other
democratic books, documents, and speech
es ; together with legal, note ar.d cap pa
per, pens, ink and envelopes " of all sizes
and styles, as well as theological, poetical,
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Why the South hopes for Lincon's Re-elee-tion.
From the Richmond Enquirer, Sept. 5th.
The Democratic nominees in the United
States are McCIellan lor President and Pen
dleton for Vice-Presdent. . What concern
have the people of these Confederate
Slates in the fate of these candidates at the
approaching election? In our opinion, the
interest and hope ol peace is not greatly
advanced by ihese nSminations. From
General McCIellan our people can have
but little hope of peace, other than -a re
construction peace. What
hope do bis antecedents hold out that
should encourage our people to believe
that he would yield our nationality any
sooner lhan Lincoln ? He is by far the
more dangerous man for us ;, had his poli
cy been persistently .followed, and the war
conducted on the principles of civilized
warfare, he might have divided our people
and, perhaps, conquered our liberties.
Wiih consumate abilities he clearly foresaw
that emancipation might possibly free the
negroes, but could noi unite the sections,
that confiscation might enrich his soldiers,
but could no: reconcile our paople, hence,
with an earnest and honest love for the Un
ion, he avoided those fatal aots, and con
ducted the war for the restoration of the
Union, rather than the destruction of ihe
South. His policy v?as the olive-branch
in one hand and the sword in the other, to
conquer by power and conciliate by kind-
ness. It was a most dangerous policy for
us. for if the ameliorating hand of Federal
kindness had softened the rigors of war,
our people would not have been subjected
to those terrible fires of suffering by which
Mr. Lincoln has hardened every heart and
steeled every sentiment agtinst our merci
less loss As a sincere secessionist prefer
ing war and nationality lo peace and the
Union, we looked upon the fact of a diff
erence between Mr. Lincoln and General i
McCIellan as to the proper policy of con-
ducting the war, as peculiarly foitunate fcr j
our cause. We hailed the proclamations!
of emancipation and confiscation, and' the'
1 : . t 1 j 1 j . . I
IiJiiu) u: jjiunuer a nu uevasiauon as sure
pledges of our ultimate triumph ; they
were terrible ordeals, but tbey most effect
ually eradicated every sentiment cf Union,
and arousing the pride as well as the in
terest of cur people, inflamed the patriot
ism of the whole, until they would have
accepted death as preferable to ultimate
Now, between McCIellan and Lincoln
there are many points of difference the
fonrer is a man of talents, of information,
of firmness and great military expe rience j
and ability ihe latter is a supple, pliant,
easy fool, a good but vulgar joker. While j
McCIellan has the interest of the Union
only at heart, Mr. Lincoln has the fanatical ,
object of freeing negroes lor his inspiration. J
Between "my plan," ts Genera! Grant has
conducted it, and one by General McClel- ;
fan, there could not have been the same
success that has already attended our arms,
lor we lost more men fighting the -science
of McCIellan on the Peninsula than we
have in rspellinj the furious but ill-conducted
assaults c? General Granl.
Thus, whether we view this nomination
in the liht of peace or of war, we prefer
Lincoln to McCIellan. We can maku bet
ter terms of peace with an anti slavery
fanatic than with an earnest Unionist. We
can gain more military success in a war
conducted on "my plan" than t.c of a
real soldier like McCIellan, ar.d sooner de
stroy the resources and strength of our en
emy wheid they are managed and manip
ulated by the liaht fingered gentry ol
Messrs. Chase and Fessenden, than when 1
husbanded and skilfully controlled by such ;
a man as uutnrie. ujr best cope is trom
the honest fanatics of the United States,
men who believe in their hearts that da-
very is the "sum of all villanies," and j
who really and sincerely believe it to be j
their duty to separate their country from
this "relic of barbarism." Such men,
when they find that their people are tired ;
ot the war, will end it by a peace that sac
rifices territory lo freedom, and will let the
South go," provided she carries slavery
umiIi .r Tha.A m d n Kal iava nn la j. t K a t
from the consent of thegoverned, than "lhat
all men are created free end equal." The
two postulates are of like importance to an
Both the Abolitionist and the Democrat
is our enemy the one, because we have
slaves, the other, because we are disunion
ists. Nor does their enmity differ in de
gree ; they both hate us most intensely.
The Chicago platform is, that "peace may
be restored on the basis of the Federal Un
ion of the stales" lhat is, reconstruction
of the Union as it was, with slavery pro
tected by the nominal laws, but warred up
on by a real sentiment, aggravated and em
bittered by the war. The reconstructed Un
ion of the Chicago platform would be the
certain destruction first, of slavery, anJ
next of slaveholders. With Lincoln and
the Baltimore platform, we of the Confed
erate States know where we are bcteide of
the pale of men, devoted to rnin and de
struction, with no hope save in the justice
and protection of God, and the courage and
manliness of our soldiers. Wilh swords
and mu6ket& and cannon we fight Lincoln,
and ibe past affords no reason of apprehen
sion of the future. But in the reconstrncted
Union of the. Chicago platform we would
be deprived of our weapons without being
reconciled to our foes.
There is no question lhat between the
two men General McCIellan enjoys far more
of the respect of the people of these Stales
than Lincoln, and ihe Democretic party
far more of our confidence lhan the Repub
lican, and that if reconstruction was pos
sible it wonld he far more probable under
General McCIellan and the Democrats than
under L ncoin and the Republicans. , The
Northwest inspires one, and New England
the other; but as long as New England
imposes ihe dogmas of her civilization,
and the tenets of her fanaticism upon the
mind and people of the Northwest, there
may be peace and separation, but there
never can be Union and harmony. If tho
Northwest desires the restoration q tha
Union, let its people shake off the bondage
of New England, and show to the world
that a new era of toleration and fraternal
kindness has risen in the place of fanatical
Puritanism and selfish ostracism.
What the Soldiers say. Tbe following
is an extract of a tetter from a soldier ia
the Army of the Potomac: '
"You ask me what I think of 'Little
Mac' for our President ? Why, I think bo
is just the man. I only wish yon knew
him as well as we do; he was a friend, to
us soldier;, and when be waa with the ar
my be never passed by ns without asking1
how all the boys wera ; and was so Vitn.
the whote army, 'and as he passed by cheer
after cheer would follow him. But it Is far
different now, let Grant, or any General
pass us, and you will not hear a cheer.
If Gen. McCiallan was with the army'
again, you would see one of the happiest
armies that ever was. (3ar boys will vole
for him to a man.
The working-women have been particu
larly blessed by Mr. Lincoln' Administra
tion ! .While the price ot all the necessa
ries of life has increased to a fearful extent,
the wages p iid them for labor by Mr. Lin
coln's contractors have been gseatly dimin
ished. Before Mr. Lincoln became Presi
dent they received seventeen and a half
cents for makiag an army shirt now the
contractor pays them eight cents; Ihey
received forty two and a. half "cents lor
making infantr pants now the contractor
pays them from teAenteen to twenty cents,
they received forty cents for unlined blouses
now the contractor pays them lrom fif
teen to twenty cents, and 60 on to the end
cf the sad and dreary chapter.
Ob God ! that bread should-be so dear.
And flesh and blood so cheap I
Observe the Fact. The majority of the
'soldiers' letters" which are published in
shoddy organs,are from officers the balance
are manufactured at home per order. It is
not any more wonderful that "officers"
should denounce peace men and measures
than for a Government contractor to traduce
honestj and oppose retrenchment. The
men of the knapsack and musket, who do
the hard work and the hard fighting for
twenty-one cents a day, are not found hurl
in g fish-market slang at those who are seek
ing to end ibe bloody strife and save the
country and the Union by civilized and en
" " j -
See that the Soldiers are AssESica
We would remind lLoee of our readers
who may have relatives or friends in the
army of their duty to sea lhat every voter
among them is assessed. Examine the
Assessor's list, and attend to this impor
tant duty forthwith. Should yon discover
any who hare not paid State or County Tax
wi:hin the time specified by law, pay tho
same take a receipt and send it to the vo
ters whose taxes you hnv9 paid, so that
they cannot be deprived of a vcte. - Be
caielul to take the receipt in the name of
the person whose taxes you pay. Work
promptly, for the time is short.
Evert man who agrees with the follow
ing nenument, ottered on the floor of tho
Connecticut Hons of Representatives, by
Rev. Mr. Gilbert, an Abolition member,
Jan. 15, 18G4, will vote for Lincoln :
For one, I am not afraid to say, that I
had rather lie down and die in ray tracks
to day, than lee any restoration of the Un
ion as it was.
This Reverend gentleman support) Mr.
Lincoln, because he is opposed to the old
Union and refuses to negotiate unless upon
the basis of ' 'the abandonment of slavery,"
and is, of course, opposed to Gen. .McCIel
lan, who says that "the Uniho is the one
condition of peace.
A good bit of wit transpired some years
ago in the Louisiana Legislature, which
perhaps, has not yet appeared in print
"Sir," said a member from Assnmption, "i
am here ihe proud representative of my
constituents. I am here from the parish of
Assumption,and while I stand on Ibis floor,
I and Assumption are of a piece." "Yes,
eaid an honorable member opposite ; "and
yon are the greatest piece of Assumption
that was ever heard of."
Snake Fiour. A remarkable snake fight
took place a few days 6ince, in Washing
ton, Marion county, Ohio. The combat
was beiween two snakes a black and
spotted rattlesnake. They were first dis
covered by coma children, who spread the'
news of the deadly conflict, and soon near
fidy persons were upon the ground. The
anakes fought for about two hours and a
half when the black snake seized the rat
tlesnake by the back of the neck, and nev
er let go the hold nnlil the rattlesnake gave
op the ghost
- .. . ,,
That must have been a tery touti tooi
ter, that crowed after beiug boiled twri
hours, and then bding pu in pvt wlui po
laloss, kicked them all out,