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SnERHiX'S 3HSCH TO TDESEi. '
BT A HCMBCR OF THE 9TH ra CAVALRY.
0 jr camp fires shone bright on the mount'c
That frowned on the river below,
As we stood by'our guns in the morning,
And eagerly watched for the foe ;
When a rider came out of the darkness
That hung over mourvAin and tree,
Andthonteu: Up, boys ! and be ready,
-V For Sherman will inarch to the sea !
Then cheer upon cheer for brave Sherman,
: Went op from each valley and glen,
And the bu;:le re-echoed the music
That came from the lips of the men ;
For we knew that the stars on onr banner,
Mora bright in their splendor woold be,'
Ai.d blessings from Nor'land wo'd greet ns
When Sliernan rrarched down to the sea.
Then forward, boys, forward lo battle,
1 We marched on our wearisome way,
Till we stormed the wild hills of Ressaca
God bless those who fell on that day.
Then Kennesaw, so dark in its glory,
Frowned down on the flag of the" foe,
Bat.the east and the west bore oor standard
And Sherman marched down to the sea.
Still, forward, we marched till our banners
Swept onl from Atlanta's grim walls,
Till the blood of onr Patriots moistened
The sod where the Traitors' flag falls.
We pause not to weep o'er the fallen,
That sleep by each river and tree ;
But we twined them a wreath of laare?,
As Sherman marched down to the sea.
Tr.it;.! was thr army that morning.
Thai stro.J by the cypress and pine,
When Sherman said : Hoys, yoo are weary,
This dai sweet Savannah is thine.
Then suns they a son? for oor Chieftain,
That echoed o'er river and lea.
And the slurs on onr banner grew brighter
A Sherman marched down lo the sea.
Edward Everett as am Editor. Few
men, no? special!)- trained, to the duties of '
editorial life, are equal to the steady drain j
'poh them which a daily newspaper re !
quires. Een as accomplished a scholar as
Mr Ererett. wi h extensive reading and i
large Vxperierice in political life, fonnd it a
tak when he came to perform "it for th
New York Ledger. In one of the extracts
in that paper Irom hi letters ha says:
"Although '.the responsibility of furnishing
the weekly article was a pretty heavy one,
I had become so accustomed to it that I al
most miss the occupation. " Air. Everett
wroie but a single article a week, more
elabori'e than the editorials of most daily
papers, but still written at his leisnre and
when his mind was in the mood. Vet we
find by hi le'ters that his articles were
twice over and even three times written be- i
tre they wererommttied to the compositor.
Mr Everett's literary reputation made him
thus careful in bis compositions, bnt this
. anxiety about his style, while it added to
the charms of his writings, woold have no
fitted him entirely for the duties of editing
a daily newspaper. One who. has to write
upon half a dozen sobjects possibly, on the
same day, collect his authorities and .array
his fact and arguments, most sacrifice
style and embellishment to the objects of
more consequence, lorce of reasoning and
accuracy of statement. The off-hand ready
writing applied to daily incidents is as dif
ferent from be studied composition of the
man of Inters a two things ran well be,
nd requires, therefore, different faculties
tor their performance. The daily editor has
the consolation, that if less importance is
attachei to his efforts as literary productions,
be escapes the severity of criticism which
usually attends the more pretentious effort
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V Oil A N S KlGHT ' WHICH HAVE BEEN
Overlooxsd. It is a woman's right lo have
her home in orJer whenever her husband
returns from business. It is woman's right
io be kind end forbearing whenever her hus
band i9 annoyed. It is woman' right to
examine her husband's linen, and see that
it wants neither roending nor buttons. Ilia
woman right to be satisfied with her old
dresses until her husband can- afford her
new ones, his woman's right to be con
tent when her. husband declares he is ana
ble to take her to the country. It is wo
man's right to nurse her children instead of
iaving it to a maid. It is wornao't. right
lo get her daughters married happily, or
not at all. It is woman's right to feel pleas
. ed, though her husband bring a friend un
expectedly lo dinner. It is worraa'a right
to be contented with her own garments with
out encroaching on those of ber husband.
And, fmaHy, it is a woman's rghf to re
main a woman without endeavoring to be a
Mrs. Partington says Ike has bought a
horsa so spirituous that he always goes off
i a decanter,
Enteral Histories of Babies,
Babiea are of iwo kind. mate and fe-
' male, and are usually pat up in packages
of one, though sometimes two, io which
case they are called twins, when nearly of
the same age. They are not confined to
any particular locality, bnt are found plen
tifully distributed orer all parts of the in
habited countries. Their ages are various
and have a wide range. ' We have known
them as young as 'tis easy to calculate time
ron a watch dial, and then again we have
seed them where they have acquired the
healthy age ol 25, with a fair prospect of
advancing; still further to babyhood. Their
weight depends a great deal on their bell!
but as they bave twenty-one years to grow
in before it costs them anything, it don't
matter so much how big they happen to be
when they commence.
Probably babies have more pet names
than any other known article of their size.
In the tender years of their lifesay the first
two, they are lovicgly addressed by such
endearing names as Old Beautiful, Sweet
ness, Honeycomb, Him Darling, Papa's
Hope, Old Blessed, Mamma's Joy, Noble
Handsome, supposed lo be a contraction of
Old Handsome, and hundreds of other ap
pellations which we never could translate.
For several years, until they could get old
enough to play ont of doors and soil their
faces, their lives are one long continuous
game of Copenhagen, everybody laboring
under the delusion that all babies are - good
for is to kiss, consequently to see one is to
kiss it. We cannot recollect of ever find
ing ourself in the presence of a baby, but
what the fond mother would say to it,
"Now be a good little deary, and give the
gentleman a nice sweet kiss." Of conrse
we accepted it, though kissing ain't our
forte. We are naturally modest, and don't
care to be seen kissing anybody. We don't
hanker after it as some of oar friends do.
We are willing to kiss a pretty girl occa
sionally for ber mother's sake, or even for
her own, mher than have any trouble, yet,
we think, if raid pretty girl owed ns a kiss,
we should much prefer to have it remain on
interest to having it paid when it became
dee; vre never should present czr bill and
demand payment not if we continued per
fact I y sane. We understand that there are
qni-e a number of persons who differ from
us in regard to kissing ; if to let them dif
fer, we cannot stop to argue the point, as
our sut jct treats of babies.
The monotony of babies' lives is varied
by such little incidents as an attack of the
measles, mumps, or croup, and e would
not neglect to speak of cutting teetb. A
baby that bas got safely through all these
infantile troubles, is considered worth some
seventy-five dollars more than one who has
them in prospect. The diseases are, how
ever, easily treated, and in a case of the
measle, all that is necessary is to have
them ' break out" well, and to see to it that
they don't "etrike in." With the mumps
juM let them "mump" round a day or two,
and they will come oat all right. With the
croup it is necessary to "strike ile," gener
ally "goose i!e,': and if applied in season,
'twill soon lubricate the throat without
much trouble. Cutting lee'h runs longer
than either of the other diseases, yet by a
timely inveuranet of a rubber ring and rat
tle, you get rid of a doctor's bill. When
we were young, we cut our teeth on a-silver
doUar, bnt an dollars are now made of paper,-
they won't stand the wear and tear of a
whole set of teetb, and 'tis cheaper in '.he
end to invest in the rubber ring
Learning tc'walk and talk are two achieve
ments about which too much cannot be
said. The walking though is a mere noth
ing compared to talking, yet i( is more dan
gerous, and accideots oftener occur; still
they usually acquire the art with the neces
sary breaking of some crockery or furniture,
which they frantically clutch at, to save a
fall. Durinjj the season of practicing noth
ing can drop in the boose, or the least
noise be rande, but what mother will drop
whatever shs has in her band and cry out,
There goes Willie ; what has ht done
now!" and rosh to the scene of action to
find perbapn a flower pot on the floor, and
Willie engaged in scattering its contents
about the roam. After clearing up (he de
bris, mother returns to ber work thanking
ber stars that it was a choice verbena that
was ruined And not Willie's neck.
Their con7ersa'.ion in the beginning is a
little difficult to understand. They abbre
viate a great deal, and throw aside all pro
nouns as perfectly useless. Listening to
that talk is like attending an Italian Opera;
one hears tb s noise but cannot understand
what it means. The first "papa" or "mam
ma," distinctly spoken, is worth five dol
lars to either of the delighted parents. Ba
bies must not only talk themselves, but
must be talksd to, and the amount of baby
talk used in i. common sired family is pro
digious. Baby's appearance opens a new
field to all. The old hands who have seen
babies before, converse in the language
quite flaently, but 'tis ludicrous lo bear a
beginner undertake lo master ibis difficult
tongue. Talking baby-talk is an art which
few ever acquire to perfection, though by
constant practice, tCe most stupid can par
tially acquire it, yet , it lakes two or three
generations of babies to make a perfect tin
gui3t. The effect a baby produces on a family,
no mattes' how sober said family may be, is
wonderful to behold. It completely turna
the heads of all. If any particular one be
haves more insane, or is carried away mora .
than tha rest, we think grandma will- bear
off the pa! a, although pa, ma, grandpa,
aunt, uncle, and a long lie! of cousins, are
not counted out by any means. We think
the mother acts the most sensible, though
even she has her failings and weak points
in regard to baby, and will occasionally ex
hibit a trace of insanity when dilating upon
his charms and accomplishments.
The effect babies have on progression is
self-evident. No one ever knew of a baby
inferior to any other preceding baby.
On the contrary, each one is a little in ad
vance of any yet born ; and when we think
of the vast number yet to be, and bow ev
ery one will be a trifle superior to his pre
decessor, what a glorious future awaits us !
We shall eventually reach perfection. . How
can those persons who believe that we ret
rograde instead. of progress, reconcile this
fact with their absurd theory ?
Some people, a little enthusiastic, look
upon a baby ''as a thing of beauty and joy
forever." Now we have seen some whom
we thought had a liberal discount on their
beauty, and their "joy forever" would qui
etly vanish on having it commence to cry
and "refuse to be comforted," when left in
our charge, and we busily engaged in read
ing or writing.
It must be comforting to-a man, no mat
ter how ugly or despised he may be, lo
think that he was once a baby, beloved by
a large circle of relatives and friends. It is
a comfort we wogld not deny him. There
are quite a number of this world's people;
who were not loving babies a great while ;
they arrived at years when people cease to
love them, quite early in life, and have
never been babies since.
Babies resemble wheat in many respects.
First neither are good for much till they
arrive at maturity. Secondly both are bred
in the house, and alio the flower ol the
family. Thirdly both have to be craaled.
Fourthly both are generally well thrashed
before they are done with.
I art dole of Horses.
A carl horse, noted for his sagacity, once
found a wagon obstructing the way which
led to his stable. The space was too nar
row to allow him to pass on either side.
Placing hia. breast again st the vehicle, he
pushed it onward till be came to a part of
the road which was wide enough to allow
him to go by it. On another occasion a
large wide drain had been dng in the
same road, and planks laid over it for bira
to cross. It was winter, and one morning,
the planks being covered with snow and
ice, in stopping upon them his feet slipped
He drew back and seemed at a loss haw'to
proceed. Near the planks was a heap of
sand ; he put hia fore feel into this and
looked wist.'ully to the other side of the
drain, where atood the boy who was accus
tomed to attend lo him. Seeing his hesita
tion the boy called bira. The horse imme
diately turned roaod scraped the sand over
upon the planks till they were completely
covered. He then, without hesitation, trot
led directly into iti stable.
Some horses kept iu an enclosure togeth
er, were sopplied with water by a troogh
which was filled from a pump. One of
them learned to supply himself and his
companion, of his own accord,' by taking
ihe pomp handle between his teeth and
working it with his head. The others find
ing that he coold thus snpply their wains,
would force him, by biting and kicking, lo
pump for them, and would noi allow him
to drink (ill they were satisfied.
Longevity or Soldiers. We find the lol
lowing statistic in an old copy of a news
paper. We publish it just now, as evi
dence ttat, where the constitution is strong,
the hardships of camp-life do not shorten
life : "Many soldiers and officers of the
Revolutionary War died at an advanced age.
The hardships they underwent in that con
test gave them iron constitutions. John
Lask, who died in Tennessee in 1838, at
the age of one hundred and four years, bad
been a soldier in the old French War, and
was at the battle of Abraham's Plains, Que
bec, Canada East, where Gen. Wolfe died
victorious. He aleo went through the Con
tinental War. James Stafford died at Al
lentown. New Jersey, aged one hundred
and two. He was a midshipman in the Al
liance frigate. Anthony Van Pelt, who
died in New York city, in 1830, was beyond
doobt, the eldest person dying in that year.
He was in the ooe hundred and thirtieth
year of hia age. Aaron Burr died at an
advanced age, and many other Revolution
ary heroes whom it is needless to mention
here." Our General Scott, the hero of many
battles, is in his seventy-ninth year.
Leaving a Doo "Stranger, I want to
leave' my dog in this 'ere office (ill the boat
starts; I'm afraid somebody will steal him."
"Yoo can't do it," said the clerk: "lake him
oot." ''Well stranger, that is cruel; bnt you
are dispositioned alike, and he is kinder
company for you." "Take him out!" rear
ed the clerk. "Well, stranger, I don't think
you're honest, and yoo wan't watching.
Here, Dragon !'; he said to the dog "sit down
and watch that fellow sharp!" and, turning
on Lis heel, said: "Put him out stranger, if
he's troublesome." The dog lay there till
boat started, watching and howling at every
movement of the clerk, who gave him the
better part of the office.
Ihhocent. "Yoo, Jim, if yoo don't be
bars yourself, I'll give yon a good whip
ping." "Well, ma, I wish yod would, for yon
bave never given any licking that I called
Miss Prim Soliloqny,
"Well ! I do declare," said Miss Prim,
looking from her window, and at the same
lime wiping ber glasses, that she might get
a better view of the two females who were
passing, that caused this commotion in ber
virtuous breast, "if there aim Mrs. Peabody
and her bold, widowed daughter walk
ing arm in arm with a soldier! Scandalous!
Mr. Peabody off to the war, fighting for this
glorious Union, while his family promedade
the street with volunteers at home.
"Bediculas! How married women do
act; and widows, in particular ! Now why
don't that great, lazy Jake Peabody enlist,
and not stay loitering round here any lon
ger? Everybody is remarking what a cow
ard be must be, and, in fact, he is. I always
hated him. How he always starea at me.
I'll let him know that I am as good as he is,
or hia family, either. What if my father
was a wood sawyer ? He. got an honest
living, and that's more than his relations
did; for I have heard my great grandmother
tell, a great many times, how, when bis
father's cousin's wife's brother was married,
ber husband lent him a pair of slock bose.
What would those rtspectable married ladies
say lo thai, if they heard it ?
"Why, 1 do declare.if Mrs. Peabody ain't
got on a new green silk dress, with a little
pink flower in it. . No, there ain't yes,
there ia ;butl ain't sure, though. Now,
some folks are just so; inquisitive, to notice
every little thing. But 1 am pretty certain
that there is a pink figure in it, either a dot
or a flower.
"And a Dew bonnel, as I live! How can
folks afford to dress so on a dollar a week ?
I can't see it. That bar. d of ribbon across
that hat cost at least thirty-seven cents a
yard ; and there must be as much as two
yards on it, with the strings.
'That color she has on cost something, for
it is very fine work. I declare, I believe I
never saw it before. What is this world
coming to ? I wonder what tbey can find to
talk about so long on that corner. How'
folks do gape at tbem.
"Well, I don't wonder, for they are so
dressy! Who can that soldier be? The side
of his face looks quite natural. Why, as I
live.it is Jake Peabody! For mercy's snke!
Well, he looks well in uniform. Ah, he is
looking up here ; I wonder if he will bow to
me. There, I thooght he would! He could
not have lifted his cap more politely to a
queen, roar fellow: perhaps he may never
retorn. I wonder what he did with his
bounty money. Ah, that dress and bonnet
tell the story. Poor fellow! it is too bad to
spend all his money, and if he lives to get
home be will have to wear pants all cover
with patches, as be always has. I don't
blame him for enlisting; he has got a new
suit of clothes by it.
"He is a beautiful figure. I always did
like Jake. He is so smart and intelligent.
There, he has just smiled to me again. On,
I do wonder what they are talking about.
I'll j'tst open my window and fan myell,
and make believe I am warm.
('I wonder if my cheeks are red. How
they burn. Oh, yes; the glass never tells a
lie. 1 am sure, Patience Prim, yon do no:
look so very old, and yoo are not." "On
ly forty!" Miss Prim started. "Well that
is not old. Why will one's conscience al
ways be twitting ? Your eyes are pretty: so
are your eyebrows "Bornt cork!" Your
face is fair and your lips red. ''Chalk and
rouge!" Oh, if I stand here much longer
they will go. What can they be saying?
Well, if there ain't lhat Miss Webster hang
ing way out of the window, trying to hear
what Mrs. Peabody is saying. If there is
anything I do hate it i a praying old maid.
"See her gape! There if 1 bad such teeth
as yours, Miss Webster, I wools' keep my
mouth closed; mine are white and even.
"It does not seem as if everywhere I turn
ed some article of furniture spoke lo me.
There, now, they are going. Oh, how pret
ty Jake looks. I think be is a real nice fel
low. "Why, this makes three - times he bas
bowed to me. I'll throw a kis the next time
be looks. There! I am glad hia mo. her and
sister did not torn round. He is let me
see seven and twenty. Why,! shoo Id not
be surprised if be should come back sife,if
be got mar married.
"Mrs. Patience Peabody! not so bad
There, how lhat old maid. Miss Webster,
does stare into my room. I'll slam my
window down in her face, and give her the
hint '.hat too much familiarity breeds con
tempt. There, I wonder bow sha likes
that!" And the window went down with
A lady who has more reverence for the
inspiration she draws from Helicon than
that imported from Havana, Comes down
it the following style upon the patrons of
the weed :
May never lady dress his lips, his proffered
Wbo make a furnaca of his mouth and
keeps its chimney burning;
May each tree woman shun his sight, for
fear hia fumes might choak her.
And cone but those who smoke themselves
have kisses for a smoker,. .
May never lover urge hia auit, her maiden
coyness pressing, '
Who makes herself a dry-goods sign, by her
May each true lover ebon ber sight, fer fear
ber styles might break him,
And none but modest girls, with sense, e'er
bare a chance to take him. .
. Drt Good, H ie said will soon comedown
with t rush..
Charges at Waterloo.
From his own memory of Waterloo, as
one who was in the fight, Captain Gronow,
of the British Royal Guards, thus describes
the charge of the French cavalry upon the
About four P. M." the enemy's artilery in
front of us ceased firing all of a sudden, and
we saw large mases of cavalry advance;
not a man present who survived could have
forgotten in after life ihe awful, grandure of
the charge. You discovered at a distance
wha: appeared to be an overwhelming,
long moving line, which, ever advancing,
glitered like a stormy wave of the sea when
it catches the sanlight. On they came un
til they got near enough, whilst the Tery
earth seemed lo vibrate beneath the thun
dering tramp of the mounted host. One
might suppose thai nothing cou.ld have re
sifted the shock of this terrible moving
mass. Tbey were the famous cuitassiers,
almost all old soldiers, who had distinguish
ed themselves on most of the battle fields
of Europe. In an almost incredibly short
period they were within twenty yards of us,
shouting "Ftvef Empereur " The word of
command, "Prepare to receive cavalry,"
had been given, every man in the front
ranks knelt, and a wall of bristling steel,
held together by steady hands, presented
itself to ihe infurated cuirassiers.
I should observe that just before this
charge the Duke etitered by one of the an
gles of the square, accompanied only by one
aide-de-camp, all the rest of his staff being
either killed or wounded. Ojr commander-in-
chief, as far as I could judge, appeareJ
perfectly composed, but looked very
thoughtful and pale. He was dressed in a
grey great-coat with a cape, while cravat,
leather pantaloons, Hessian boots, and a
large cooked hat o'a Rune.
The charge ol the French cavalry was
gallantly executed; bnt our well-directed
fire brought men and horses down, and ere
long the utmost confusion arose in their
ranks. The officers were exceedingly brave,
and by their gestures and fearless bearing
did all in their power to encourage their
men to form again and renew their attack.
The Duke sat unmovd, mourned on bis fa
vorite charter. I recollect his aking the
Hon. L;eut.-co!onel Stanhope what o'clock
it was, upon which Stanhope took out his
watch, and said it was twenty minntes pat
four. The Dake replied, "The battle is
mine ; and if the Prussians arrive soon there
will be an end of the war."
The Duke's'famons, "Giards, np and at
them," U restored, or almost restored, by
Captain Gronow'a recolection of the inci
dents of the last charge at Wa-erloo:
It was about five o'clock on lhat memor
able day, that we suddenly received orders
to retire behind an elevation in our rear.
The enemy's artillery had cama up en mcse
within a hundred yard of us. By the
time they began to discharge their guns,
however, we were lying down behind the
riing ground, and protec'.ed by the ridge
before referred to. The enemy's cavalry
was in the rear of their artillery, in order to
be ready to protect it if attacked ; but no
attempt was made on our part to do so.
After they had pounded away at u for
about a half an hour they deployed, and up
came the whole mail of their infantry of the
Imperial Guard led on by the Empiror in
person. We had now before us probably
about 20,000 of the best soldiers in France,
the heroes of many memorable victories
We 6aw the bear skin caps rise higher and
higher as they ascended the ridge which
seperated ns, and advanced nearer and
nearer to onr lines. It was at this moment
the Doke of Wellington gave his famous
order fore our bayonet charge, as he rode
along the line ; these are the precise words
he used of ''Gjards, get np and charge !"
We were instantly on our legs, and after
so many boors of inaction and irritation at
maintaining a purely defensive attitude
all the lime suffering the loss of comrades
and friends 'he spirit which animated
officers and men may be easily imagined.
After firing a volley as soon as the enemy
were within shot, we rushed on fixed bayo
nets, and that hearty hurrah peculiar to the
It appeared that our men, deliberately
and with calculation, singled out their vic
tims; for as they came upon the Imperial
guard our line broke, and the fighting be
came irregnlar. The impetuosity of our
men seemed almost to paralyze their ene
mies. witnessed several of. the Impe
rial Guard who were ran through the body,
apparently without any resistance on their
part. I observed a big Welshman, of the
name of Hoghe", who was bIx feet seven
inches in hizht run through with his bayo
net and knock down with his firelock, I
should think, at least a dozen of his oppo
nents. This terrible contest did not last
more than ten minutes, for the imperial
Guard wa soon in full retreat, leaving all
their guns and many prisoners in oor
Omveb Wendell Holmes sent two poeti
cal letters lo the "post-office." of an Episco
pal Fair, at Piltsfieid, not long ago. In one
of them the first stanza was :
Fair lady, whoso 'er thou art,
Turn this poor leaf with tenderast care,
And hush, oh hush my breathing heart
The one thoc lovest will be there.
On turning the "poor leaf" taere was
found a one dollar bill, witb verses begin
Fair lady, lift thine eyes and tell
If this is not a truthful letter ;
This is the (1) thou lovest well,
And noaght (of can make thee Iot it
Negro Suffrage and Equality.
The Question of nero snrTra?e is beuin
t . - c m n j
ning to loom up before ihe American peo
ple, and, judging from the outgivings of
Chief Justice Chase, Senator bumner and
other leading Abolitionists, will be the lead
ing issue in onr State elections and in the
next Presidential election. The question of!
African Slavery, having been settled by the
war, can no longer trouble us. It is now
oot of politics. With its departure the
country has a good riddance, and the thirty
years' controversy about the institution is
ended. But the Abolitionists are not satis
fied with this. Thar are rot coBtent with I
the Abolition of slavery, to far as Presiden
tial proclamations and Congressional enact
ments can abolish it. They must also, for
sooth, have the negro upon a social and
political equality with ihe white man ; they
wish to give him the right of suffrage and,
per consequence, make him eligible to
office, and thus constitute our nation a hy
brid concern half white and half black.
The entering wedge to a perfect equality
between the.black and white races is this
very question of African suffrage. Open
the ballot-boxes lo the negro, and the next
step will be to seat bira in your jury boxes,
in your city councils, in your halls of legis
lation, and in offices of profit and trust of
very grade. Then will follow social equal
ity, the inter marriage of blacks and whites,
and all the disgusting and abominable con
sequences resulting from this general and
unnatural intermingling of races. It is use
less on the part ol any portion of the Abo
lition press to deny the fact, that this is to
be the leading question at issue not only in
Pennsylvania, but throughout the Union
we mean the question of negro suffrage. It
is this question that will be determined by
the people of Pennsylvania in October next.
It is forced upon public attention by the
actions of the leaders of the Republican
party, and must be met with energy and
decision by every white man, if we would
save our institutions from the ruthless hands
which seek the destruction of Anglo Saxon
liberty Lancaster Intelligencer.
A Sad Story. "Are there any human be
ings in Ibis house?'' A few days ago these
words were addressed by two ladies, whose
names we are not at liberty to give, (they
are on record, however, where all tears are
wiped away and a!l deeds of .nercy reward
ed,) to a soldier's wife, who lay dying in
the topmost garret of one of our over-ctowd-ed
tenement dwellings. The story is a sad
one, and alas ! there are many like it of
which the world never hears. The poor
woman's hnsband was in the Lexington
Avenue hospital, given up by the surgeons.
One of his legs had been amputated, and a
Minie ball had passed through his breast,
shattering his shoulder bla.ie. He had re
quested the ladies to find his wife, if possi
ble, and alter a long search (bey succeed
ed. The garret on which they found her was
without fire, bed, or furnature of any de
scription. She lay shivering upon a piece
o! old carpeting, with the cold winds blow,
ing over her from a broken window, and a
child only a few days old bes;de her. She
was dying of exhaustion and exposure, wi h
no creature near to save her wailing babe.
"Are there no human beings io ths boose?''
said the ladies.
"There are plenty of oci.gj," said the un
fortunate woman, "whether they are hu
man or not, 1 cannot say."
Ii was loo late to save her, bnt she was
made as comfortable as possible, and died
with sympathizing faces leaniug over her
pillow and in the full assurance that her
infant would be cared for. The husband,,
too, is dead.
It seems incredible that in a house con
taining scores of people husbands aod fa
thers, wives and mothers among them
ibis soldier's wife should have been left
without fire, light, food or covering, with a
new-born infant al her si Je, lo die o! star
vation hnd cold. Nevertheless the story is
strictly true; and we ars informed by the
narrator? that there are scores of soldier'
wives and widows in Boston who are now
suffering from lack of the common neces
saries of life. Many good Samaritans are
al work but the field is large and more
ladorers are needed.
The main cause of the destitution which
exist among soldiers' famalies in this city,
is. the failure of the Government to pay its
troops in tSa field.
Newspaper Readers. !f subicribers to
journals, like church members, in "stop
ping their paper," were required to produce
an editorial certificate before they could
subscribe for another, there would be pome
developments as, for exam pie : "We cr
tify lhat A. B. stopped his paper because
the editor refused to allow him six columns
for a personal vindication which concerned
nobody but himself. We certify that C. V.
refuses the raper because the editor did not
publish the obituary notice of a relative,
which was never sent to him, but which he
ought to have detected in some of his ex
change papers. We certify lhat E F.
wishes to transfer his patronage to another
paper, because having laken this paper six
years without paying a cen'f, he tell him
self insolted by having a bill sent to
him by way of reminder, postage unpaiJ.
We certify lhat B B , in h'n own opinion, is
a poei of the firsl water, but the editor un
fortunately differing from his opinion, is re
garded by him as wholly unqualified for his
office. We certify that I. J. has stopped
his paper because the editor had ihe temer
ity to express an opinion on a certain mat
ler without Laving previously ascertained
the opinion of ihi particular subscriber."
Duty of the Soutb.
There is a plain duty before the Southern
people. Their resistance lo Federal author
ity was earnest atid powerful, their over- -throw
has been complete, their acquies
cence in the result should be frank and '
manly. If they feet a sense of humilia
tion, lei them combat it a manfully as they
did the armed hosts that assailed tbem. If
tbey are low spirited io tie presence of
their desolation, let them search for a rem- '
edy in the field of labor This is no lime
for ibe encouragement of bitter recollec
tions. The past is irrevocable; the future
ia still subject to be controlled by wisdom,
patience and energy. The vindictiveoess
of Northern factionists will soon yield to
the more generous sentiments of the masses, .
when it becomes apparent that the popula
tions of the conquered territory are recon
ciled to their political condition and ready
for hard work in the several departments of
industry upon which depends the prosperity
of the Republic. Passion and prejudice are
among the elements that make op the
American character, but there is no natural
inclination to injustice. People cannot al
ways be in a passion. After a while, even
the extremists of the North will come to
the conclusion that their own interests de
mand a conciliatory policy toward the South
and a free restitution to all classes of it.
people of the privileges that tbey enjoyed
before the commencement of hosti'ities.
When an important jmrney is to be accom
plished, it is better to give the willing horse
the rein than to fret and chafe him with tha
bit and spur, and our people have sagacity
enough to know that their Southern coun
trymen will do better service to the Repub
lic as brother laboring for the common
good, than as subjects controlled by an un
necessary and repuliive discipline.
We appeal therefore to ihe Southern
masses to assume with alacrity the obliga
tions of good citizens, that Ihey may leave
the advocates of harsh measures no excuse
for persecution. Those Southerners wbo,
by their position, intellect or antecedents
are able to influence the popular sentiment, --
have a most sacred mission to fulfill. It is
for them to et.courage, to guide, io inspire I '
with energy and confidence Ihe millions
wbo are prostrated by poverty and disheart
ened by the absence of"facilities for remun
erative labor. It is for tbem to arouse the
Southern heart from its despondency, and
to set the example of active participation
io ihe work of recuperation. The Sooth is
a desert, bat she has ample resources with
which to erect 1 nobler edifice upon the ru
ins of her former 6elf. Her people have
the charge of her resuscitation. They most
delve; and plant and reap ; they must re
enter the avenues of trade acd commerce,
and jostle ibe busy throng that are striving,
each lor himself, and all for ibe Republic's
welfare, on the great highway ol industrial
life. Above all they thould struggle to free
themselves Irom .resentments and aniipa
iLies. Let the tomahawk be buried, in sen
timent as well as in faci. It is ordained lhat
the two sections shall dwell beneath the
same political roof; let discord be banished
from the household. No fear but that the
vanquished will soon attain a political level
with ihe victors. The spirit of our repub
licanism, lhat will ultimately assert its su
premacy over the centralizing influences of
faction, forbids lhat any other relationship
except that of pore equality shall exist in
the enjoyment of the common inheritance.
Ths South has wielded a controlling influ
ence in the legislative councils of the nation:
it may do so again. There is much that is
bright and promising beyond the gloom
and desolation of the present lime; but
j the duty of the hour is io clear away the
wreck and rebuild upon the old founda
tions N. Y. News.
Tclpit Zel No man was ever scolded
out ol his bins. The heart, corrupt as it is,
a id because it is so grows angry if it be not
treated with some management and good
manners, scolds back again. A surley mas
t ff will bear perhaps to be stroked, though
he will growl even under the operation; but
if yoo touch him roughly, he will bite
There is no grace that the spirit ot self can
counterfeit witb more success than a relig
ions zeal. A man thinks be ib fighting lor
Christ, and he is fighting for his own no
funs. He thinks he is skillfully searching
the hearts of others, when he is only grati
lying the malignity of his own ; and charitf
ably supposes his hearera destitute of all
grace that he may shine the more in his
own eyes fcy comparison. When he baa
performed this notable taik he wanders that
they are not converted, he has given it to
them soundly, and if they do nol tremble
that God is in him ol truth, he gives them
op as reprobates, incorrigible, and lost for
ever. Bat a man that loves me, if he sees
me in an error, will pity me, and endeavor
calmly to convince me of it, and persuade
me to forsake it. If he has great aod good
news to tell me, he will not do it angrily,
and in much heat and discomposure of spir
it. It is not. therefore, easy to conceive on
what ground a minister can justify a con
duct which proves that be doea not under
stand his errand. The absor lity of it would
certainly etrike him, if he were not himself
Secret Testimomt. The following is sail
to be a pan of the suppressed testimooy
offered at the trial of the assassias :
Judge Holt Mr. Murphy, were yoo at
Ford's Theatre on the night of the assassi
Mr. Murphy I was, indeed, your honor.
Jcdge Holt Did you see J. Wilkes Booth
jump from the box after shooiiog the Presi
Mr. Murphy Bad 'cess to him, I did,
Judge Holt Did yoo hear what be eatd,
and if so, what was it ?
Mr. Murphy I heard what ha said very
well, yonr honor, and all he said was ,,J'm
$ick, tend for Meginni$." (Sic Semper Ty-rannii)