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IV. II. JlCOSr, J'uMIsberV
Truth and Right God and our Country.
BLOOTMSBURG. COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.. WEDNESDAY, FEBIU-ARY 15, 1865.
I mportant -
' , TO ILL ' ' ' ' '
; IRON IN THE BLOOD.v . . .
It i well known to the medical profes
"sion thai Iron is the viral Principle or Life
- Element s of the blood. . This is-derived
Thiefly from the food we eat ; bnt if the
focd is not 'properly digested, or if, from
, any cause whatever, the necessary quan
tity of iron is not taken into the circulation
or becomeS reduced the whole system suf
fers. The bad blood will irritate the hear:,
will clog op the lungs, will stupefy the
brain, wilt obstruct the liver, and will send
it disease producing element to all part
of the system-,-and every one w'll suffer in
whatever organ may be predisposed to di
'ease. The great valne of
IRON AS A MEDICINE
Is welT known and acknowledged by all
medical men. The difficnl'y has beer, to
obtain och a preparation of it a will en
: ter the circulation and assimilate at once
with the blood. This point, says Dr Hayes,
Massachusetts State Chemist, ha been at
tained in the Peruvian Syrup, by combina
tion in a wav before unknown.'
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Fever and Ague, Los of eaergy, Low,
. 'Spirit. -
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ITAS jost received from '.he easte-n cities
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His stock eonsi-ta of Ladies Dre.s Good,
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SILKS, SHAWLS, CARPETS. &C.
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The patroaage of his old . friends," and
he public generally, is respectfully so
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try produce. PETER EKT.
Light Sireet, Jan. 18, 1865. " '
CHARLES G.; DARKLE Y,
Attorney at airr,
ELco::ssrnc; colu.iicia co.,rA.
""c7'ILL practice in the several Coirt of
Co'ombiacounty. All legal business
intrt3ied to his cara ehalJ raceive prompt
g;ontioi. . ' - -
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PARODV OJI THtcJ'VONQ OF THK SHIRT."
' ' '
Weary, and wounded, and worn,
Wounded, and ready to die,
A soldier they left -all alone and forlorn,
On the field of ihe battle to lie
The dead and the dying alone
Could their presence and pity affjrd;
WhiUt. with a sad and a terrible to-ie,
He sang the song ol the sword.
Fight figh'fijht !
Fhoowli a ihoj-atid fathers die !
Fight fiaht fight, !
Though thousands of children cry ; '
' Fight fih; fiht !
Whilst iii'-1 hers and wie lament ;
' And fiih' fight fiht I
Whilst millions ol money are spent.
Fight fig'it fight !
Should the cause be foul or fair,
Though all that's gained is an empty name,
And a tan too great to bear ;
An empty name and a paltry fame,
And thouands lying dead ;
Whilst every glorious victory '
Must raisd the pr.ee of bread.
War war war !
Fire, ami limine, and sword ;
DesoUte fields.-and desolate towns,
And thousands scattered abroad,
With never a home and never a shed ;
Wbdsi kingdom ptrish and tall,
Ami hundreds of thousands are lying dead ,
And all for nothing at all.
War war war!
Mu-ket, and powder, and ball ;
Ah ! what do we fight so for ?
Ah I why have we battles a! all ?
Ti- jnstrce rnut be done, (hey. say,
The nation' honor to keep ;
Ata ! thai iuMce i o deaf, 1
And human li'e fo cheap. .
War war war !
t Mtery, murder. a"d crime,.
Are all the b esii g l've seen in thee
From my ynmh to the present time,
Misery, murder, and crime ,
Cric;e, misery, murder, and wo ;
Ah! wonld I had known in my younger days
A tenth ot what now I know !
Ah ! had I but. known in my happier days,
In my hours of teyish jr'ee,
A lentil of the horror a' d crime of war
A ntheot ii miery ! . .
I now h'd been joininj; a hapy banJ '
Oi and children dear, .
And I had died in my native lad,
Instead ot dying here.,
Ar.d many a Inns, Ionj day of wo,
And sleepless nights untold,
And drenching rain, and drilling snow,
And weariness, famine, and cold ;
And worn out limbs, and aching heart,
And trie! too great to tell,
And bleeding wound, and piercing smart,
Had I etcaped toll well..
Weary, and wounded, and worn,
. Wounded, and ready to die .
A soldier they left, all alone and forlorn
On the field of battle to lie.
The dead and the dj ing alone
Could their presence and pity afTird,
Whilst thus, ni h a sad apt terrible tone,
(O, would that these troths were more per
fectly .known !)
He sang the song of the sword.
The Conscription laws, ;
Letter Jrtm ike Governor of Pennsylvania to
the President of the tjnitei Slates.
, Exfcctivr Chamber. )
Harnisbckg, 2"6(h January, Ifi&d. J
To THki President : Sir : .The act o.f the
3d of ftlarch 1963, rommonly called the en
rollment act, provided (section 4) that for
the purposes of the act, each Congressional
district of the respective Slate should form
a district, and (section ll) that. ail persons
enrolled should be subject to be called into
the military service pf the United States,
and to continue in service during the pres
ent rebellion, not however exceeding the
term of three years, and further (section 12)
that Irf assigning to. the districts the number
ol men to be furnished therefrom, the Pres
ident should ' take into consideration the
number of volunteers and militia by and
from the seera States in which said dis
trict were situated, and the period of iheir
service since the'eommencement of the re
beI!ion and should'so make said assign
meats as to equalize the numbers among
the dittricls of the several States, consider
ing and allowing for' the" numbers already
furnished as aforesaid, and the time of their
service.. .; ; ; ;..;.'
The time of actual service which by this
act you were directed to consider and allow
for, co4d not, without impracticable labor,
(or indeed at all) be fixed 'wiih exactitude
'h district, hot it coald eaify have
bee i done. The commencement of the
third year of the war was close at hand ai
the time ol the passage"of the act. It would
not have been difficult to- ascertain, of one
thousand men enlisted for three years, what
was the average number tbt remained ac-
; tually in the service at the end ol the first
and econd years respectively, and thus the
, coul(t na?B een substantially complied
For instance, suppose it to have
' been found that of one thousand men en-
listed (or three .ear;, there remained in the
n a.ernpeof fortv ner rem at the
close ol the first year, and twenty per cent ,
at the clo?e of the second year The re- !
; suit would have been under the provisions such call, then the President shall immeai
i of the act, tha: rixteen hundred one-year's i dtaiely oraer such a dralt foj one year to
men would have been taken as the fqniva- . fill-snch quota.
lent of one thousand hree years' men. j These are the causes which now regu
Hiifortonately the head of bureaus, to ! Jate the subj-ct. It is not for me or you,
whom ihe matter seems to" have been en- ! sir, to discuss the question of their propri-
; trusted, began by falling into a strange mis- ety. They are to be obeyed.
construction of the act. They did in effect It would be easy to show that they form
I strike from the 12ih section the phrases ; reasonable and intelligible system. For
i 'period of tbeir service" and "time of iheir ; merly when calls were made ol men for
- ... . .. :
; servire, ani insert in lieu tnereot
j phrase "term of their enlistment,"
1 then proceeded lo apportion credit
multiplying the number of men furnished
from a district by the number of years for
! which ttiey were enlisted. Calculations
made on this basis were of couwe mot ex--
travagaitt, and the people everywhere felt
' that somehov injustice was being done.
I ln thA otiomni in nrn ihi.' nnin.rnna anH i
contradictory orders have been issued irom own accord engaged themselves in anv
the Provost .Alarshal General's office, and other lawlul employment. The system
long essays by himself and others have : however, of raising very large bodies oi
been in vain published to explain and jus- men as volunteers, under the -act of Con
tify Iheir action. . ! gresof 1861, had drawn upon the military
In fact, as soon as thev get beyond the ! population ol the respective States and lo
mnrally cer ain limit of the actnal service ; calities very heavily, and not quite equably
ol the man, their calculation has no' longer ! and therefore when the enrollment act of
a practical basis. Its principle, carried to j 'S53 was passed, it was thought be-t to
a legitimate extreme, would justify the en- ! provide for equalizing the exhaustion, by al
listment of one man for fOdOO years, and lowing credits to localities for the volun
creditin2him as the whole qooU ol the ! teers furnished by thern But the govern-
State with a small excess.
s; i.. . , ki n fnr
himself whether he has found that getting !
one pair of boots for three years is pr.cti- !
caHy equivalent to getting three pairs o i
ooots mr one year .
The vicionary character of the system on !
1 which they have, proceeded cannot better
be illustrated tha-n by the result at which
the'- have arrived on the present occasion.
The quota of Pennsylvania on the lat call
was announced to be 61 700. Her quota to !
make np deficiencies under that call was
artfouured to be P6 999 men
Oil the 24;rr
instant it was announce-1 that tbe quota ol
the Western di-trict had. on revision, been '
fived at 22.5J2, which would make that of
.L L . c. . i .... i i
i n 0 vnn.F a p aiiriiii -a 4 in t mtiii iaier irti i
the same day it was further announced tha: jct of. 1863. That is ,o say, the govern
the quota of the, Western district was i nt annoonces that it wit! take by its au
25.512. a'ndjhat of the whole State 49 5S2. !.Hority a cerain number of men from a lo
Allof thee chancer being caused by no !' or military service for one year -
. I .1 .1 I Ix .V ". . I A .1
intervening changes itiat I am aware
ili I am iiiira nf I
In fact, our quota on the last call was? filled,
and there can be no deficiency to be now
Their plan is onjnst to the districts and
lo the government. It wholly ignores the
lose of men by desertion, sickness, death
and casualties. Tbe losses from most 6f
these canses are grea'er during the firt
year of service than alterwards. ,A town
which ha furnihed three thoo,,and mn
for one year, has probably lost tbne-fi!ths
of them from these cau-es before the evpi
I ration of the term. Another equal town
which has furnished one lhouand' men
j for three years may befor the expiration ot
that term have lost seventeen -twentieths of
them. The first town will have thus given
sixteen hundred men to the country the
second but eiiiht hundred and filtv There'
I is no equality in this. THe exhaustion of
j the indos'rial population ol the two town.
is in very oneqal proportions As to the
government the government has in the
; first case the actual servtce during the
; whole year of fourteen hundred men in
the second case the actual service ol say
j four hundred men during the whole firt
; year, of probably not more than two hun
dred men during the whole second year,
and say one hundred and fifty men at most
daring the whole third year. Besides, the
amount of service that may be required
promptly is to be considered, and not mere
ly the agreed term of service. At the late
slorm ol Fort Fher, one at least of the
Pennsylvania one year regiment was en
gaged, and behaved most eallanily who
will say that if one third of their number
had been enlisted for three years.it would
on that account have been able to perform
as much servire as the whi le number did
in lhat unurpassed exploit?
But there Is eve,n more serious error than
has been above exposed. The claus ol
this act of 3d of March 1863, undr which
your. officers profess to be acting, has not
been in force since ; the 24ti bt February,
1864 . . . . , .
Whether induced thereto by the strange
nes ot the system which has been adopted
ontfer it, or for whatever reasons, Coi
thought fit to pass the acl of 24 h of Febru
ary, 1864 (entitled, "An act to amend the
act ol 3d March, 1863") which provides,
(section 2, ) that the, qob'a ot each ward of
a city . town. &c, shall be nearly as possi
ble in proportion to the number of men
resident therein liable to render military
service, taking into account as far as prac
ticable the number which had been previ-
ocsly turni-bed therefrom
y lu.u.-u, .o.0.,v. I
Thus the former- act was amended. by',
?''n5 credits, not to districts but to smaller
service in estimating credits; they were
directed.in future to be gien as far as prac
ticable on the basis of the number of men
previously furnished, without reference to
the time ot service.
And thi. was followed np by the act of
4th July 1864 (parsed at the same session)
which provides (section i;that the Prei-
.lent mv alhis discretion, call lor any
! number of volunteers for the respective
terms of one, two and tnree years, wnn
bounties regulated according to their term ,
ol enlis.ment, and (sectioh 2) that in case !
the quota ol any town, &e , shall pot be j
filled within tha space of sixty days after
the , military service, iney were maue vy requi
and sitions on ihe Governors of tt e respective
by States, who then proceeded to dralt the re-
quired number to hH the quota ot the Mate.
In this draft, men from any locality who
had volnnturily entered the service of tr.e
Uniied States, by enlisting in the army or
otherwise, were not taken into account. No
credits were given for them on the quota
ov more than lor men who had of their
men! bad accepted vofunteers Icr
terms of service, and hence the
r.der the equalization more perfect y
considering and allowing for the time o.
,h'r 6tfrvice a weU as lhe ""m" of mPfl-
lie: nuis w uu,vvt..v.. . . . - . . , -
ified this system, by fixing a definite term
of service (one year; tor which. men are to
be, drafted. Volunteers for not less than
that term are to be credited to their locali
ties on the quota and receive a- certain
". . ... : u l.k.,.n :
co,,,'y 'rom ine goerumem. .-uin i ic. j
as cnoose to enti-i lor longer lenni recei.o ,
mrtner oounitss irom ine goeriniicni. "i
,a' cri,a.ua . - .
one year, are not to be cred.ted.on the quo- ;
bul are to .bff lefl on ,he eame tooUn
ihat all volunteers were On before the
inai IS IIIB lawiUI UPIIIclllu "ii.iii n c..
1 lorce. It pays bounties in case of locali
ties to facilitate them in complying with
this demand without a compulsory draft.
But it has .made no demand for men to
serve tor two or inree years. The govern
ment receives and pay additional bounties
to voijjn teers lor these terms, but, in that,
deals with men only, and, as the increased
term of service beyond one year is not 0f very regular habits." ' but we should
agreed to be rendered in compliance with hkg to Know, if yon please," pursued the
any demand of the government, it gives the questioner, 'something in particular, re
localtty no credit on ihe quota for it. The g4vdina his mode of life ; how. for m stance
government requires 100,000 men for 'one n beyan and passed and ended the day."
year, not a less nu. Tiber ot men for a longer "Well sir. when he firt rose in the mom
term. For a deficiency in the number of jng. he took about a ha!t a glass ol pure
volunteers lor that term i: makes a dratt for
one year. This ik to fi'l the quota not
more nor less when the dralt has beti ef
tee'ed the quota is full there is neither ex
cess or deficiency.
You see that the system thus established
by law is not wiihou; foundation in reason,
and can be readily understood. .
Sir, you may have been beretoTore ap
prised of the fact that your subordinates are
wholly disregarding the act of 24th Febru
ary, 1864 They are proceeding in open
and direct viola'ton of it, and are thus cre
ating naturally, great confusion and un
certainty among'the people. They an
nounce on the one hand that although
three-years' man counts only as a one year
man towards the quota on which he volun
teers, yet that he shall be counted as three
one-year's men, towards the quota on a fn
lure call. This is directly in the teeth of
the law. On the other hand, thef are cy
phering out a deficiency on the lat call, by
counting three one-year's men as only
equivalent to one three-years' man, which
is equally against law.
Thcs te quota of Fennsy Jvsr.ia under
the cJI of 18th July last was filled in ac-i
cordance with the law bv men to serve for 1
not les than one year. Trie term of ser
vice ol these men is'fiot yet half expired,
and yet your subordinates are threatening a
drali to fill an alleged deficiency on that
'very call, the existence of which Ihey at
tentat to make out bv persisting in their
unlawful aoci aasubetanlial theories
caiculations I when not engageu proiessmnany. na um
Our people know that the government " ?k bed ' - Surely -
v r n- 1 used looaceo in no other way f rnggeted
requires more- men. They.are willing to ne iri,erro;,a,or. "Mv er-ndfatnei, every
ft rnish litem heavy as ihe burden has be- j Saturday afternoon, gentleeien, purchased
come on tbe industrial population Let the ; a certain .quantity ol oigtail tobacco, say
requirement be made in the clear and defi- j from twenty-one to iwentythree inches ,r,
. , . , . , .. . .'length; this he cut ajp. into seven ditlarent
nite shape which the law provides for, and i poruoni,t OIlP ol wbica per day, and no
it will be cheerfully complied with. mpre, he used for chewing in thecoure
But it is hardly to be tolerated that your j of ihe seven days ol the week. My grand
..,v.. h. nurmnia.i innor in I father's habi's. as I have observed" Oh,
pursue tbe system of substituting, for .he
law, an eccentric plan of their own
a cheerful and hearty support to your gov-
ernment Jn the prosecution of ihia war, i-
is my duty to insist and Ida insist that
yoo enforce upon your subordinates tha;
obedience to the law, which yoo owe,
as well as they and all of us. It m of evil
example it tends to enfeeble uay to de-
s:roy ihe jnst power of the government
that jou should suffer your officers to treat
with open contempt any acts ol Congress,
ana esppc.-y u,u00 . -
self approved, and which regulates a mut er
of such deep and delicate moment as
enforcing a draft for the military service.
Refying heartily j on your wisdom aed
justice to set right what ha thus been go
ing wrons, and to compel henceforth on
the part ol all, a proper respect for and
obedience to the laws of the land. .
1 am, s';r, very respectfully,
A. G. Cdrtin.
"31? Cran dfather wai a Ptrson of V ry
Some twenty-five years ago, or perhaps a
little more', an asjed and highly rejected J
phys.c.an oepaneu in,,
M assachuse-.ts. In fact, the
Worthy gentleman had reached at the , time
traordinarv use ot one I
hundred and five yes . No lit.! imer-st j could have taken the initiatory if they had
as may be imagined, had hovered aroan I j chosen, and could have compelled CoB
his slowly declining days, and this was gress, even in opposition to Congressional
nat'uraliy awakened to fresher concern at ( genfiment,to call a convention for proposing
the period of his long deferred death. He j amendments to the Con.stiution. It re
had always enjoyed the .full esteem ol h's ' raa;n3 wilb tbe Slateg to decide whether
fellow citizens and the medical protean, d amcDdment 6hall be adopted,and
wtiich naturally looked up to bun as its r r
., . i i,;. An,h it is a question whether, of their number,
.tk.( onl mil Ho The nariod ot his drain
" , - I
tht most important lessons for the benefit
ol the c-use couldbe derived from en in ;
ves'igation of the ordinary habits of a gen- ,
r I 1 " - -i anianlifln 'T ! ' 2 i '1 -
. V. naa ti(A hart
been protracsed to
punun .ur.uu,,,., -
was one ol great extitement in rerard to rrqtnsne mree-iourtus wiu consent to bearing down the barriers of State eofer
theiemperar.ee question, and it was fe t be recorded as having tampered with a eienty. The domestic institutions of't
to the ritrons adherences to the law of ikq an oracte, trie veratci or me sover eucu .uc vunrniutiu vcao v -health,
as promulgated and enforced by the eignties one all, that are to prnounoe upon ' promise between sovereignties. The par
total abstinence advoca.e of the day. the question. Thus : it sets down lS"w ; amount and only only remaining sover
Accordinaly, after the Upe of a due Jersey, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, eignty may then govern the whole as on
season, a committee was deputed on the Virginia and West Virginia as sure to vote in fact and interest. New England con
part ol the temperance, societies, to wait for the amf-ndmeBt, wheo it is probable ' trolling the sonsolidation, holding tha
upon some near relative ofjhe old gentle- New jesev wi;j vote a,&;Qt jtj an(j : powerif win pT0Cced to tnrn her morals
man deceased, in order to learn positively ,jt u ceTtain that tbe other s,ate9 enamer. and humanit ioto money. The taxation
what had beer, the'eourse of his lite, and ..,nu .. . ... t I r .u. tt.:
i k ha, m..n he had so Hn2 preserved
Ln .vi.tPnoR .in the possesion ol mental
the possession ol mental
... .... .t. :.i i
and pnyPlcai viaor, nn it ai letigtn u ymm-
ed ,n ,he H0(JOIute ilecay ot Doony powers,
wjihoui the intervention ot any acme i
The deputation bavin? proceeded to the
aficinl PhT"Cia'.'s late place of residence
waited ot,on the . centlman who wa his
grandon, to obtain Irom him all the partic
ular ror.eerrwntr his asad relatives. Alter
dnesentiments of condolement had teen
expressed, the snita&le inqu.ries were pro-
pounded' DooMiess," said the . chief in-
terlocutor, '-your grat.d'ather. et j y.ng
such a remarkable span of exigence, w-a
rr s.f . rnlfd of temoerance.
we need not express
our connaence inai
he indulged in no excess in the us- of hurt-
f(J kinds of drink.
pr-on inquired of,
Oh no sir," said the
"i nn mat be nili'.e
j " j i
ure of that. My urandlather was a person.
Jamaica rum ; my grandfather wasji person v
of very regular habits ; this was his oni-
form co-torn." "This, 1 suppose, ' -am me
inquirer, "wa to give a sort ol fi lip lo his
system, aiter the lethargy ol lengthened re
pose, made requisite, as an escep-iornl
ca-e, bj his very advanced period ol life. '
Please teii us what ins prac ice w during
the rest ol day.'"
My'.uraudtather, gentlemen, was a per
son of very regular tiaon. and to k no hing
Use of Mm s:m until 11 o'clock, and the-i j
only a glass ol Jamaica ram " Indeed ; j
d:d hedrmk anything with his nie.ils ?' j
"Not exacily with his' meals ; knout hii
an hour betore dinner, he drank a mixture
to which he was partial, consisting of hall
and nail o! cider and rum Bat att-r drink
ing that, it was his custom to go out tor a
short alk and return to dinner.,
When dinner was about half through,
he would then drink, say a lass ol mm, or
whisks. s the case misihl be, ar.d another
when dinner was over. Dinner, wa nl
ways punctually on the table at I o'c ock ,
he took no more until tour o'clock, and at-
ter the small quan:i:y in his tea. His pfc
tice was not to drink anything e!-e
near bed time, which was always
; o'cloik, when he had a glass -or two o
1 whikv or rum : iin4ess, indeed, snrne
neighbor or friend came in ti join him. He
was very hospital always, and as 1 have
remarked, extremely regular in hi haOit."
I I be Committee lOOHOU l UIIC aau.urr.
ana hPsiiHieii about Dursuins the ifKioirv
any further It occurred to them, howevei,
that il would be well to save thern-elves,
possibly, in regard to the use of tobacco.
'Did Dr. ever etnoKe l ' afKti tn
ehairmao. Thai." said their ho-t, "wi
i mm ol In a most reaular habits. He was
not otten without a pipe :n his momf,
a . I Hi. I I I
con.ound your grandfather and hi. habits,1
brokjj jn q,ieiUrtaer oul of an patience
''I be vour pardon, sir, but it is not neces-
r. . , - ' .l -. I
The Amendment of the Constitu
tion. Tbe New York News, says, it cannot
be dented that the Abolitionists are very
earnest and preserving in the pursuit of
their object, but they are also oyer aan
guine, and are apt to count the spoils be
lore the field is won. The action of the
Fcdtral Congress in regard ro the amend
mcnt of the Constitution" prohibitory of
slavery, has been accepted by our Black
Repulilican cotemporaries as a fulfillment
I of tbeir purpose of emancipation, and their
cry of ' tandern tr'umphans'iesoixtula with
all the erophasu that is due to, congratula
tion over a work that is accomplished.
We do not wonder that they are thus pre
mature in their jubilation, for they have
long since ceased to attach any importance
to the attributes of the States in their in
dividual capacities, and it is therefore na
tural that they should regard the will of
the central Government as conclusive.
jfeverthflea s the Federal Congress hsa
;.done no mortf than to exnresa its dwire in
! reference to flavery,arjd to invite the States
to take action on the subject The States
. I - .. r . ii .
fundamental of the Rpublio.during aeon,
dition of civil strife. '
The Times forces a conclusion favora-
h f in fhe nilnntinn nr Iho monrlmont Kir
' " 1 J
the convention of States, and anticipates,
, , tj , .,
be uttered by
a m im irttv nrlrl f ha -
uiwn. j ""- wc vu-
Irn! nf flip milirarv orrollln nf llio A A mintj.
i a.iun. usi uoi-o uur cuicuipuraiy
mean vy cuing tiginta as wuri
tie doubt," in favor of abolition, when her
soil is guarded to day by a powerful army
that holds at bay the utmost power of the
Federal armies! The voico of Western
Virginia would have no constitutional
force, lor she has no constitutional exts-
tance as a State. Tennessee, Arkansas
aB(1 Louisiana would, if left to their own
iition emDbaticaIlv reiect the nroDOsed
amendment, and it is only an extreme
recklessness of lusting and an utter nisre-
gard for the virtue of our system of Gov-
ernment that would count those fctate as
nmmirr tfir tnnnnrfprj nf a nmvomont thai
0 r '. . w.v.v.wua
$ directly iu intaonism with the present
action of he groat majority of their peo
We fear, however, that there is very
little doubt," that the Administration pro.
poses to give a phantom ex'stence to just
ro many of the seceded States as may be
mjuimc iu iuo
amendment. The whole proceeding at
the best is a fraud upon the slaveholding
Stales, supposing a probability of their
return to the Union ; and tbe circumstance
tnai cue counierim presentments or one
or two of Uie slave-holding States should
be mide to flay a part iu the mockery,
.1.1 r j I
serves but to cap the oli nax of wrong and
The members of the IIoue who profess
to be Democrats, and who voted for tha
amendment, have betrayed their con.-titu-enciei.
Their action has been undemo
cratic' They have violated the cretd of
tCeir party, and have assisted the progress
ol centralization. They have recorded
themselves as the enetuies of the principle
of State nights, and as unch they will te
Consolation for Democrats,.
Wendell Phillips is reported' to have;
'-It U an nnfaiiing rule of nation all iife
that the party that carried you through a
war always vica;es office hen it is ended
and the ober parly comes in, Irt 18G3
the Democracy is to preside at the White
This, from so prominent an Abolitionist
and &hrew8ra politic1 an as he is, should be
takon as a warning- by tbe now dominant
party, and their acts and policy bhould be
shaded in accordance therewith. Of the
many fahe and crude things said by Phil
lips the above is not among them. In this
utterance he but quotes history. He will
ge,t uo thanka from the leaders of his party
and yet he deserves their most regards for
pointing out to tbem the invetiab'e course
of events. If they are wise they will prefit
by acting in the belief that a brief period
will hraatr flint rata a n ft that their nla.ee
, , , . , t.
ff. norn of tn" rrverT,Tnerjt are to bo
The architects of ruin having dissolved
the Union and trampled on our liberties,"
are now planning a eyatem of raids . upon ,
the Constitution. Whe t their work of
destruction shall have been completed on
that fair charter of the Union, they will
have left it as different from the original
as Sheridan's torch has left the Valley of
One amendment to the Constitution eon
templates an express recognition in that
instrument of the existence of. a deity.- .
The devil may be satl-Bed with that ad
dition, but we see no repson why the Tet
erential spirit, by which it is proposed
might not, with equal propriety, seak to
incorporate in the Constitution all the ar
ticles of the Christian religion.
Slavery constitutes another point of ,
attack in the raids on the Constitution.
1 he religionists and moralists who urg9
that proposition will, we presume, push
out tbeir views to the full extent by de- '
manding an amendment abolishing for ev
er, within the jurisdiction of .the United
StateSjthe system of saintly villainy which
reigns in Utah-
lleligion and morality are,however,not
the only hobbies of the men engaged in I
the Constitutional patch-work. '1 hey have
an excellent instinct for putting money in
Iheir constituents' purse6. Their amenr7
ments of philanthropy and Christian etbies
are excellent precursors to that end by
ttate overridden by actual practice in a
clause of the Constttutionjthe Genera Got-
ernmer.t becomes thenceforth not th
,.an K..f th. urM
, -ua -
The States practically disentiironeii, ai
u -u- n U
, I""'clll" uuuicu u. iu Wu.v,u
. ! 1 1 1 l L 1 1 M A 2H J ,
win, lutreiure, uu an owupi sway iu urucr
. A - . U H rtli......liii.1
, m piumvio iuo iuk.cbh mcciisuMi
concoctors OI tna new sovereignty or rdr
itania. Already an amendment to the
Constitution has been prepared wfth the
view of taxing internal interchange by the
Congress of the proposed centralization.
' Another lias just been offered in tbe Sen
: are. That amendment asks power for th
Legislature of the "new nation" to lay tak
upon exports I The raw material may ba
thereby shut out by competition from for-
Ut,. Km .WWnr ni iU .,;nti
of New England are determined to have a
monopoly of its manufacture.
1'uri'a'nia ii moving on rapidly toward
its fall development. Harsh ethics and
1 .J...... ..nt:t. ita m.l
Bovcrc guJiiuc? win tvusutuis no UIUHI
foundation. , The domination of New En
gland will work its centralized power; and,
as tihown in the last proposed addition to
the Constitutional patch-work, "Will d so
I by supplementing its protective tariffs, by
: heavy duties on certain exports. Wooden
j nutmeg will, onder that hsppy regime;
auperside foreign nutmegs and warm tho
toddies of the tariff-victims who break the
Maine L'q ior Law on frosty morning to
the Far.West. -
The West will buy from Nw England,
because it will be prohibited by t4protect-
ivo"tanff3 from buying anywhere else,and
j tb(J West will also sell to New England,
inarxiuch as it jwill be restricted in its
j saie9 to other countries by duties and ei-
ports. And the cant of what the Boston
iaos call philosophy will those halcyon
daps for tbe new Jerusalem of Puritania
declare Amenoa for Americans that it
to say for those of them who live in the
hajpy land erst of tbe Connecticut.
Meadville Bank Tnief Arrested
Mr. Dyer, the Teller of the Bulk of
Crawford County, Pa , was arrested yes
terday, while getting on the cars at Mead
ville, on snspiciau of being the perpetratof
of the theft at the bank on Thursday ev
ening. Upon befBg searched the sum of
abo.it '827 ,000 was found sewed up in tha
seat of his pantaloons. lie is now confin
j ed in the Crawford county jail to await
TrtE Last Hour. A man was dying.
He bad a frieid an author. Tbe lrtend
came to him. To comfort him T No ! to
read manuscript. He produced a peket,
and drew bin chair to the bedside of the
Jytng man. ''Only a few chapters;' he
said, insinuatingly. "But. my dear friend,"
urged tbe faint voice of the departing one :
'the doctor says I've only an hoar to live." .
What was the reply ? nYes,yes, I know
all that ; but this will only take you twerf
A Happy Prospect -The Boston Cbst-m-Tfial
Rvlhzin, of the 7th inst., remarks
wtth a great ileal of wdemtty
"It id pretty evident that if he pre .t ,
national debt we are now aru'iiult'r
ever to be paid, the ioveroment mn rc.lf
on some extraordinary source of rcrenu