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Of all' the rrj any maladies
And many human ill,
That rack the frame and fire the blood,
In spite of drugs and pills,
The one that takes the deepest root,
- And gives the greatest pain,
And makes the patient venomous,
Is scandal on ihe brain.
Chorus Biting, biting, trying, prying seek
. ing spot and stain,
Those are sore and rabid signs of scan
dal on (he brain.
There's MissFitz Fry, the dear good souL
She never thinks of felf,
But keeps a record of her friends,
Quite handy on the phelf,
And ,when she's nothing else to do,
Shesfces the volnme down,
- - At?- enters all the scrap and bits
Of gossip ronnd the town.
"horcs Bmng, biting, trying, prying, kc.
. Some people dr&ss zn$ go to church,
With faces long and prim,
And meekly say their morning prayers,
And sing tbe Sunday hymn.
i3tit just as soon as church is on,
Some hady nook they sain,
To eae their minds and treat their friends,
- To scandal on the brain.
Chorus Biting, bi'ing, trying, prying. &e.
Says Beam Jo Mo?e. oh,. have you heard
, Tbe strange and shocking news,
How Mr. Miff and Mrs. Mill, ,
Hare taken separata pewa,
And how the artful Patience G.la
Was seen now don't yon tell,
Ontwa'king with a married man,
' 'I kliow him ry ''.
CtiOBtfs Biting, biting, trying, prying, c?
And there's- so mnch horrid talk,
About that Nancy Boggs,
Tlity say she really went to riJe
With EbeneEer Nogg," '
T And when the joung man started off,
To leave the forward Miss,
The neighbors benrd a faint report,
It must hare been a kiss.
Cuorus Biting, biting, trying,. prying, &c.
;Now don't yoo think Iat Monday night,
When I we n't out to walk,
I reel Ned Huntley's wife, and wa
Had such a splendid talk ;
Sh told roe alt about the fair,
And I told her, yoo see.
The awful case about tbe Flints,
That lived at No 3. - '
Chorcs Biting, biting, trying, prying, &e.
AnJ tons yoo'l! find where'er you go,
Thai some will talk and pry,
An i seek to have a finger in
;Sorae other body's pie.
Bui never mind, they're sure to feel
Themselves the sharpest pain,
When Buffering with the dread disease ,
Of scandal on the brain.
Chobjds Bitinj. biting, trying, prying, &c.
Now when yon see a person nod,
And wink, and whisper sly,
About what "tbey say' mighty "they,"
.- And'n; it with a sigh,
Jjst set the man or woman down
As rabid, for 'tis plain,
They've got the most malignant type
. . . Of scandal on the brain.
Chords -Biting, biting, trying, prying &c.
How Dogs get Mad Nirc-tenths cf the
people are In ignorance in r-gard to the
premonition of madness1 in dogs. One of
the-earftcfct'&igns of tnadnesa in dogs, and
one whictrebcnKl always aranse attention
.on the part of those in .charge of dogs, is a
8cIenne8SCombjn3d with fidgstness: When
'-it rasansaittfcJ (madness,) the dog retires
"to his bed for several hours, and may be
raeen curled bp," his face Jjuried. between
.bis paws and breast. ' He shows no dispo-
:.sit':on to bite, and wilt answer to tbe call,
.!nt he answers slowly and sullenly. ' After
n white fc9 becomes restless," seeking out
new resting place?, and never satisfied long
hh one. He then returns to his bed, but
rmtinnally shifts bis posture. He rises top
and lies down again, settles his body in a
variety of postures, disposes his bed with
t3 paws, shaking it In hia month, bringing
it !o a heap, on which he carefully lays his
chest, and. then rises op and bundles it all
ontof bis kennel. If at, liberty, be will
ssem to .imagine "something lost, and will
e.sgerly search around with strange vio
lence and indecisioi. The dog should be
v.-itched. If ha begins to gaze strangely
eboct him as he lies in bed, and if his :onn
tcnaocg is clonded and uepicioo, we may
te certain that rnaJness is coming on.
''What i dat, Sambo, what goes from
JV.sting to New York wiihont movin
"Ma gives dt cp, Pornpey " j
M.Vhj, Mggi, its a railroaJ.T : '
From the Delaware Gazette
Sauce for Goose net Sance for Gander.
Geese are said to cabbie whether there
is reason in their noise or not we leave to
others to determine.
Riding in a railway car we could not help
hearing a gentlemen remark that competi-;
tion ol a new road did not seem to Imp the
old one. Thu gentleman addressed did not
appear to pajany heed to the remark, bnt
said th "sirangest thing to him was that
these fellows'' (meaning the owners of the
railroads) ''should be permitted to refuse to
allow a man to ride inside of their cars be
cause his Fkin was black 'they had just as
much right to objact to a Jnw." 4 Yes,"
was the reply, "tbey will not be allowed to
carry on at th s rate much longer. Some of
them ought to be made to go down South'
In a moment after the last speaker, who was
Rev. Mr. C , commenced to speak of
his scholars. He was, therefore, a school
teacher, and . school keeper. -A few days
afier this conversation, Rev. Mr. C in
dited the following note :
May 1 IS65.
i Sir . Your favor is received. You have
certainly been misinformed. I never allow
my pupils to suffer from prejudice, and if
yon suppose he will suffer-from this be
cause he is from the South, I car) assure
yon that yon may dispense with your fears.
The fact ot his being backward and very
tardy at learning, need be no impediment.
He will be recoivad into my school and as
kinJly treated as though he belonged to my
own household. Indeed, I am 'not sure that
bis being from the.Sonth will not ultimately
make him mrch more pop-ola than he
would be if he were from the North. Be
cause there is an openness and candor abont
the Soo'hern people .connected with their
eneronsness that always secures them the
esteem of their comrades. Send the youth
on, and receiv my sincere thanks for the
interest yon have manife.led in tehalt of
R9pectfu!Iy, yonrs, kc,
C , Principal."
In a few days Rev. Mr. C received a
reply to the above letter ns follows :
'R-v. Mr. C . Dear Sir : Year let
ter of the 10 h of May is received. I am
!ad to find yoo so liberal toward the South
ern pvople. I hope yon will fnul the youn
man, whom I shall send on in about a week
or ten days, or as eoon as I can cet him
ready, far more apt at learnini than vtu
expect. 1 did not, however, thirik of men
tioning ro you one thing, but I pre5tme it
will make no difference at all, viz : thai the
youns man is black, ot African detcen', but
very genteel. " I will hurry him on.
Kefpe;tfully, P ."
Alay 20, 18H5.
Mr. D , Dear Sir : I am uttterly con
founded at the receipt of your inuitm2 let
ter, of the 20 h ir.ft. I wish you to know,
sir, ihat my ec!icol has not been diraced
by th? admission of negroe. Why, sir, it
id composed of the 60ns of the most weal
thy gentlemen ia the ne'hborfcoott, as well
as from abroad, . h wonld b n insult to
them to introduce a negro ; the result would
be the los of all my scholars and the ruin
of my school. Indeed, -ir, I fear you have
done me already an irreparable .injory in
letting it be known in your neighborhood
that a negro could be introduced to 4 Eqnal
ity Seminary. " Sir, you will not send him
here. 1 am too indignant to writa mow at
length. Respectfully, C , Trio.
May 27th, 1865.
Rev. Mr. C--, Dear Sir: I hope you
wi: excuse th blunder I ma le. I did not
intend to insult yon, indeed, sir. But as I
heard you exprees very liberal opinions wi:h
reference to the introduction of black per
sons into the street Tail way company ' cars, j
and learned from jour conversation thai
yoaepta seminary for boys, I snpposed
yoo were as liberal with your own affairs
a yon .were with' the business of other peo
ple. I could rot soppose that you wete ip
noraot of the popular fact that the 5ih street
railway had permitted negroes to ride in
tbeir cars until they found the whites had
abandoned the line ; and seeing this, the
negroes abandoned it too, declaring thejr
would not ride in car3 that were shunned
py the "white trash" of SDihxrark. So
the company .were finally compelled, after
suffering a great ;'oss, and their stock had
sunk far below par, to exclude the negroes.
Indeed, sir, I did not inquire about the
color of your sctcUrs. They might have
all been' blaek for what I knew. I Lad no
idea that a man a follower of the meek
and lowly Savionr conld be so inconsist
ent as to wish to force an injnry npon other
people's property , what he wonld not en
dure himself. . .
Hoping that yotr will attribute my blon
der to my life in tlie conntry, and an inabil
ity to properly appreciate the sincerity of
talk in railway cars, I remain
- Yoars Irufy,
' - r .
' P. S. My poor colored boy has been
freed, and I hoped to give him a little ad
vantage in education before sending him
adrift in the world.
Soms of oar boa rding-hoose keepers are
said to have adopted tbe plan of laying an
extra fork across :he plates of de'inqnent
boarders, on he principle that, in such
cases, they like to tave one." fork over."
"What a fool !; said Patty Prim, when
she heard of the ca'jtore of Jeff Davis ; "of
cjurse the men would ell run after bim if
he was dressed as a woman, and he' was
sore to be caught. " '
"One morning," says the author of " Ad
ventures in Australia,'- "when I went to
look far my Jtor?e, he was no where to le
found. I pnt my saddle on my head, and
tracked him for some mile?; it was evident
the beast had been travelling away in search
ol grass. At length, when about to give up
in diipair, having qnite lost the track on
stony gound, I came upon the marks quiie
fresh, in a bit of swampy ground, and a few
hundred yards further found him rolling in
the mud of a nearly dry water-hoe, as com
fortable as possible. I put down the saddle,
and called him. At that momefft I heard a
loud roar arid crash behind me, and out
rushed at a terrific pace, a black bull, charg
ing straight at me. I had only just time to
throw myself on one side flat on the ground
as he thundered by me. My n9xt move
was to scramble among a clamp of trees.
The bull, having missed bis mark, turned
again, and first revenged himself by tossing
my saddle up in the air until, fortunately, it
lodged in some bushes; then having smelt
me out, he commenced a circuit round the
tree, stampins, pawing, and bellowing
frightfully. With his red eyes, and long,
sharp horns, he looked like a demon.'
I was quite unarmed, having broken my
knife the day before : and my pistols were
my holsters. My only chance consisted in
dodging ronnd the trees until he should be
tired out. Deeply did I regret having left
my faithful dogs behind. Tne bnll charged
Again, sometimes coming with such force
against tbe tree that he fell of his knees:
sometimes bending the saplings behind
which I stood, until his horns touched me.
There was not a branch I could lay hold ol
to climb up.
How long this awful'game lated I knoT
not; it seemed hours. Af:er the firt exci:e
ment passed off, weariness took possesion
oT me, and it required h!1 the inMict of sci!
preservaiion to keep me on my feet. Sev
eral times the bull left me for a few sec
onds, bellowing his malignant discontent,
bat before 1 could pass over to a beter posi
tion he always cams back at fall epeed
My eyes grew hot and misty, tny knees
trembled under ms, I fell it impossible to
Lc' l out'till dark. .At length I grow des
perate, and determined to make a rosi for
the opposito cover the moment the bo!!
turned to the waterho!o again. I felt sure
I was doomed, and tbonghl of it till I grew
indifferent. The buil seemed to know I
wa worn ont and gro'v mor fierce an 1
rapid in his charges: butj.ut when I was
about to give up, I heard the rattle of a
horse's hoof along the rocks above, and a
shout that pounded welcome to my ears.
Then came the barking of a dog, aod the
loud report of a s;otk-whip ; butthe bull,
with hia eye fixed on me never moved.
Up came a horseman at full speed ; crack
fell the lash on the black bull's hide : out
spirted tha fcloM in a long streak. Tlie bull
turned savagely to charge tho hnr-eman.
The hore wheeled around just enough to
baffle bin no more; again tbe lash de
cended, celling like a long, flexible razor ;
but the ma.1 bull was r;ot to b5 beaten off
by a whip. He charged again and again
but he had met his match. Right arid left,
as heeded, the hcrse turned aain. The
stockman shouted something, leaped from
his horse, and strode forward to meet the
bull, with an open knife between bis teeth.
As ih best lowered fan head to charge, he
seemed to cptch him by the horns; there
was a struggle a clood of dut; a stamping
like two men wrestling I iiouM not ece
clnarly, but the next moment the b'i!l was
on his back, ihe b'ooil flowed Irom his
throat, his limbs qnivered in death."
ft ha makes money (a OH.
The following humorous oration on this
subject, from a hotel proprietor in the oil
regions, is too forcible and true to be lost ?
"Why haven't I made monay in oil?
some are cot ont lor it end nothing els-?.
They are intended for it ; what sort of a
man is it that makes money in oil? I'll
ell yon. One of your tearing, ripping sort
of fello ws such as will go their whole jUe
on any kind of a hand men that will look
at a piece cf ground, scrape it with a stick
smell the end, swear there's cil there, and
slap down a hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars on the counter and have a deed signed
before the owner knows where be is.
That's yoor sort that makes .money in oil,
or else burst up higher'n the crows- fly
Now I never conld risk my bottom dollar on
spec, and balance everlasting poverty
against a pile of greenbacks. Chance!
Of coarse I had chance. In lt?60 I was own
er of-wells, and the oil gushed out of
them like greasy Niagaras. Then the mar
ket was overstocked,, oil went down to
thirty-five fifteen cents a barrel yes, ten
cents ! Men who agreed to find barrels for
half the oil threw np tha contract. A man
perhaps stays with me ; says in the morn
ing, "Major, I'm dead broke, give me thirty
dollars and I'll give yon an oil well." Then
I'd see one of my children run half fright
ened to death into the next room, and hear
it holler; "Mother! Mother ! father's buy
ing another oil well !" Then thero'd come
a rap rap rapping on the rartition from
inside, and that bargain wopld be broke off
in a hurry. So then I came over here.
This tavern's rny oil well, 'gentlemen, , and
the bar-room's my derrick."
. - . .
Jay Cooke & Co., are oat in . a pamphlet
attempting to convince people ; that'a na
tional debt is a national ' blessing. If tbey
are right-why should not an individual debt
be aa individual M!-,-?
Tbe Baltic-Field. -
Is there anything so terrible as the pic
ture these few words brings to our mind ?
Is (here anything so appalling as the great
rivers of blood and tha masses of human
bodies crushed, mangled, dead, and dying 1
Imagine yourself marching onward and on
ward in full life and v:grr picture to your
self the dazzling magnet of glory which
draws you on, causes your, heart to leap
with the eos'asy of victory, your pulse to
cease beating and your respiration held by
the force of excitement. Imagine yourself
unable to speak, reason, or thirik of any
thing bnt the loved ones at home happy
in their unconsciousness and of the tri
umph towards which you are marching, And
then find yourself suddenly falling, crashed
and crushing men under yon, horses tramp
ing over you, your bones sore and broken
by the horses' hoofs. Think how your eyes
would start from their sockets as in your
agony and terror jou fought the air, ground
your teeth, and stifled, and moaned, and
rolled from sida to side for help or relief ;
but no help or relief. List! to the gurgling
death-rattle ot the dying, and the falling of
the dead. List! to the terrific roaring ot
the cannon, the unwavering whizzing of
shells pitilessly pursuing with rapidity of
lightning their course of sure destruction.
Horse and rider inextricably erttanuied, cries
for help commingled with your own : but
no help. Again, list to the shouts of victo
ry; list to the rinsing hnzza of the pnrsirera
and seo them pressing forward with enthu
siastic energy while yoj are lying help
less and prevented from mingling your
shonts of jay with theirs. Oh! How grand
is victory ! how grand is helplessness,
when helplessness is caose and earned by
the enthusiasm of valor! with what a ::lo-.v
da-js the half-worn frame renew in pristine
vii;or as the short comes home on the air
';hey fly ! they fly !
Tnrj new to the berGved at hnm, to ths
miry widow, to the ma iy fcilitfrle and
brotherle-s, to th-3 thousand thro.vn apo.
the wide world wiihont a protector, without
a sheiier. Kqow that th3 ;!aJ ba'.ls aro but
a death-knell to many whoec t-ruil.s are
filled with darkres nnd glnorn, to many
who sacrificed their earthly a!! o;i the A;tar
of the Country. Think you ! will the rj
tiirr of oar t rava heroes bring unalloyed
joy io tiio-e whie brave ari l dear ones will
nver Miirn? 0: ! the misery, the wretch
edness, the unspetkable loneliness is too
af'il to contemplate. Who is now to care
for those w'io by their noble sacrifices so
dearly boujht the victory and crow.ie 1 the
country with peace and joy? Shall it net
be our duty and pleasure to lend a helping
hand to the noble work? Let us all by our
individual aid endeaver to calm the aching
void by keeping n ter desolation and starva
tion from the doors of our conatry's many rs.
Let us all with ono accord, risa up, and
with eager hands and willing hearts com
fort and care for them. Let it not ba said
of o.e of us that we have had no hr3 in
restoring peace, cnioj, and concord to oar
troubled conntry. Corsie.
Tus Bcasisa of Richmond Letter from
G-NFtRAL Ewtt.L. The connection (Jener-il
Eweil had with the late disastrous firo here
does not seem to be fully understood. The
following is from a letter to a friend in this
city, just received from him. Ha is still in
Fort Warren :
Reme Tiber how hard I tried tocrganize
a constabulary force in Richmond. 1 inew
nolhir.g of the firing cf the arsenal or cnt
tifitj the engine hose. These were the work
of unauthorized persons or incendiaries. I
had no force to stop the plundering which
was gcingon all niht. I made courier an 1
policemen of my staff trying to prevent
disorder and violence. Several fires were
kindled before we left, and an attempt to
burn Mayo's bridge frustrated by the daring
of the engineer ofacers, who, at areat risk,
removed burning canal boats from under
it. What I did was in obedience to positive
orders that had, been given me. Looking
with Geneal Kershaw, towards Richmond,
we saw building after building, at a dis
tance from the river, ignite, evidently set on
fire. I feel this matter very deeply. I see
myself ur justly blamed. I did not exceed,
but fell short of my instructions. Yours
affectionately. . R. S. Fwell
The question is a plain one General
Eweil, after taking every precaution in hit
power to prevent, mischief did what every
Soldier is bound to do obeyed orders.
They were, it is true, outrageous, but for
them the Confederate Congress is responsi
ble Richmond Republic, June 23.
I.v the neighborhood of tbe Capian Sea,
where petrolenm-springs are abundant, th
inhabitant? manufacture fnel by impre--naliug
clay with th9 combustible fliid ; thu
clods are Afterwards burned on an ordinary
hearth. The Norwegians have long econo
mized the saw-cost of their mills, by incor
porating with it a little clay and tar, and
molding it into the form of bricks. In Eng
land much attention has been given to arti
ficial fuel in many diskicu, but not' wiih
much success, owing to the want of a suit
able combustable, which petroleum is above
all others, best adapted to supply.
John C. Breckinridge and Colonel Ward
Taylor, and Captain Wilsoo, aids to Jeff.
Davis, two soldiers and a nogro, arrived at
Cardenas, in an open boat, on ihe elev
enth, from the Florida coast. Breckinridge
was acompanied from Cardenas by a Span
ish officer, charged by the Governor of
Cardnas to present him o the Captain
Mystery of the Unman Mind.
Issued from tho wrist is that wonderful
organ the human hand. ''In a French
book," says Sir Charles Bell, "intended to
teach young people philosophj, the pupil
asks why the finguros are not of equal length.
The master makes the scholar grasp a ball
of ivory, to show him that the points of the
fingers are equal. It would have been bel
ter pad. he closed his fingers upon the palm,
and then have asked whether or not they
corresponded. This difference in the length
of the fingers serves a thousand purposes,
as in holding a rod, a switch, a sword, a
hammer, a pen, a pencil, or engraving tool,
in all of which secure bold and freedom of
action are admirably combined." On the
)ength,strength, arid perfectly free move
ment of the thumbs depends, moreover, the
power of '.he human4'hand. To the thumb,
indeed, has.been given the special name
Pollax, from .a Latin verb, meaning to be
able, .strong, mighty. tbecause of it strength,
a strength that is r.ecesary to the power
of the;hand, being eqnal to that of all the
fingers. Without; the";fleshy 'ball of tho
ihumb, the power of tbe fingers would be of
no avail,and accordingly thi large ball form
ed by the muscles of the thumb is thespecial
mark ol the human hand,. and particularly
that of a clever workman. The' loss nl the
thumb almost amounts to the loss of the
Conscripts, nnwilling to sprve in the army
of . France, have been known to disable
themselves effectually by cutting off the
thumb ot the right hand. The loss ol both
thnmbs would reduce a man to a miserable
dependence. Nor should we overlook an
other peculiarity ; were the tips of the fin
ders end thumbs bony, instead of being co- -ered
wiihjleh, msny things we" readily do
would be absolutely imp.-ible. We now
c;:i take up what is small, soli and round,
as 3 millet see . 1 , o r even a particle of human
hair, so exquisitely preh .T.sib'o are of hu
man fingers. The nails are often of special
service pnhaf a', always in works cf art
which require nicety of execution. Their
Fi:bstanee is jut what i3 needed; they are
easily kept at the precise leng'h which an
swer every purpose. Had they been plac
ed o;i the tips of the finaers there wonld
hve been a loss of power; tnt their position
ensures tho highest e-fliciency.
An interchange of power for veloc'ly
which takes placs in the arm aJapts the
hand and fingers io a thousand arts requir
ing quick and lively motions. In netting tip
the Ijp3 of lliiipa jp, there have been
movements on the part of the compositor of
surpriMPg rapidity to an ordinary observer,
ai.d the execution of performers on the pi
ano forte, as well as on many wind instru
ments, is often astonishing; and to the nim
ble complience of the fingers to accomplish
tha purposes of tho prestidigitator are to bt
attributed those wonderful feats vl jugglery
which succeed in eluding the most ene
trating glance in the rapidity of their exrcu
tion. S ecu ets of a Gxmiilim; IIovsf. The flam -ilton
(Canada Wesi) Spectator says that
while 'he Chief of Police was nearerTing for
goods lately stolen from Messrs. F. W.
Gates S: Co., he 'dis-overed a "sarnblir. g
il?n," tha tnin room of which is described
as follows :
' Thero was the ball and crip apprises
loaded dice, fens titty saaples ct r.iarked
cards, and a lot of what we believe aro
ceiled net coin,' all used for reiie7ing the
verdant ones ai fairs and other gatherings.
Bui the great business ol the establishment
was trr.tisac:ed:i what was called the card
room. This room, on th3 second flat,
about ten or twelve feet square and neatly
papered, had a most innocent appearance,
but upon examining she attic over it a sys
tem of telegraphs was found to be arranged,
by which the enfortuna'e victims couU!, in
a friendly name of chance, and with litile
danger cf discovery, be most thoroughly
and effectually robbed. The entrance to
this loll was through a small doer in the
end ol the building. The ceiling cf the
card rcm is covered with wall paper, and
there are two small holes so neatly cot as
to escape detection, except opon a most
thorough examination. Immediately over
the holes Ihe confederate was placed, and
so had a lull view of the cards ia the hands
of the victims. At his hand was the han
dle cf the telegraph wire, by working
which a very noiselese, but verv ctn-er,
sign was given about two feet from Ihe
floor of the wall."
It is net very creditable to ihe manhood
or those persons who so persistently refus
ed to go to the front and filuGen. Lee and
his reteln, to now demand that he ba hung
to indemnify them for their sacrifices in the
cause of "loyalty." The tree soldier never
strikes a fallen foe, but the cowardly, stay-a'-heme,
pouting "loyalist" whether editor
c r preacher never strikes any other. Those
who have los', or suffer?. I wonnds, are en
titled to satisfaction and jnstica on Ihir
foes; but those who have shirked their du
ties and all the responsibilities of war
making money ent of Ihe necessities of
the Government all tho while should hold
their peace. Decency demands it.
An eastern paper says : "At a hotel in
Boston, the other night, stood a group con
sisting of Henry Ward Beecher, William
Warren, the comedian, one of John Browis
conuselors Mr. Heller; the magician, "Ar
temui Ward," two army officer, and three
Shoddy ccntractsrs. par by was art orr:
Tiie'great political battle of the time. Rnd
upon which will hinge the ultimate defeat!
of the Republican party,, is yet to be fought,
the issne being that of negro suffrage. In 1
accordance with its traditions, in keeping j
wilh the record of its great leaders, and in !
consonance witn tne teacnings aau exper
ience, the Democratic party will oppose in
every sense the amisnion of the negro to
either sochl or political equality with the
While willing ihift the negro should enjoy
tho largest personal liberty consistent with
his capacity to realize its benefits, and ready
to grant him the privrlege to earn his own
way by whatever employment ha may ob
tain, tha Democratic party cannot .ignore
the fact that he is, byhytbe unchangeable an
tagonism of race, and by his inferiority of
intellect, debarred from that fall citizenship
which would give him a share in the g;v
ernraent of the country.
The people of this country will never per
mit the occupation of any of the offices with
in their gilt by negroes, nor wit! they suffer
those who are thus thrust from political con
sideration to have a voice in the selection of
their rulers. Equality to the negro is a
grand theory, but the practical operation of
the equality system is a failure. Those who
arej now vtorki .g so zealously to insidt the
rpnn and intelligence of the people by
lifting a nero to a level with the white race,
care as little for the welfare of the African
as they have in times gone by for peace and
amity between the North and the South.
Their motive is a selfish one, founded in
error, and adhered to net Irom principle,
but thai to the last they may sow seed ol
discord, from which will spring new dis
putes and n?w frauicidal conflicts. Out of
these disputes and ; tier conflicts the Re
publicans hops to gain a longer lease of
power, and gorge themselves with plunder.
Political supremacy is the real object of this
endeavor to thrust negro suffrage upon the
nation. Without the negro vote in the
Southern Sta'es, and in two or three of thp
ureal Northern Commonwealths,the Repub
lican party cannot hope to win another elec
ticn. Wi'hoot the neyrn vole thry foresee
that their doom as a party is pronounced.
Mr. C. L. V s 1 1. n clew a si. in a recent let
ter to the Democracy of Lancaster in this
Sta'e, in a manly way acknowledges his
errors cf- judgment in regurd to the rpbell
ion, "p.-.inng eff wt.h Mr. Seward"' on that
point ; rf joices thst slavery is destroyed and
the Union ?ared ; sees at present m reason
why the Democracy should not give a cor
dial fcupport to President Jotinson in his ef
forts to restore the prosperity ol the conn
try, under the Consuunion ; and declares
that without slavery the Southern S'ates,
with perhaps two or three exceptions, "will
become more populous, prosperous and
powerful than any oiher section "
Hrom.Y Gkatiftinc We are la I tc be
alle to state that M&jor Jacob Wilhelm, of
Clearfield county, Pa , has been released
and discharged from custody by order of the
President t; the Uni'el States. The Major
il will be remembersl, was convicted by
the Military Commission at Harrisbnrg and
has been home on fur'onh, and in bad
health Pattict aid Union.
Tfnl'ER -!' itahtkd Stanton ked,f en. Hal
leek rhether there were any cruelties prac
ticed en the d?.r nroe.s at Richmond.
The General replies that ho knows not of
any. Probably he will soon hear of some
of the poor creatures having since been at
work t y necessity; and, forthwith, neces
sity will.be pmntel we sxpect.
Tho Tittfrbcrg Gazette is in favor of 6trik
ing tho word white out of the state Consti
tution. The matter will be brought before
the nest Legislature in ihe form of a propos.
ed rsmenJment. This is the first stpp to
wards striking out the white race altogether
by amalgamation with the blacks.
Tittc ; Cincinnati! Times, (Republican) in
an anicle on the negro suffrage question,
says of the negroe of the South that "they
are about as much like iie fro negroes of
ihe North vre blush to say it as an ou
rang ontartg to the trained moiikeys of the
Keep your month shut when yon read,
when yon write, when yoo listen, when you
are in pain, when you are running, when
you are ridin, and by all means wtenyoo
are angry. There i no person in society
but will find and acknowledge improvement
in health and enjoyment from even a tem
porary attention to this a ivies.
A W,es!Prn editor "once apologize 1 to bis
readers somewhat after this fashion; "We
intended to have a death and a marriage to
pct.Iih this week, but a violent storm pre
vented the wedding ; ami the doctor being
taken sick himself, the pa'ient recovered,
and we arc accordingly cheated out of
The Pennsylvania Central RailrosJ Com
pany having giv.i 50,000 for ihe founda
tion of a Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors'
Orphans' Menus, tha State has added ?5,
000, arid this institution will soon b? a fixed
A TROTnsn match between ihn mare La
dy Eruma, and the stallion Georzo Wilson,
for five thousand dolfars, took place "on
Tuesday aOertiom -i Nt YoV Th- T -.
How some Generals get Carriages.
- Correspondence rj the World.
Charleston, S. C, June .On Tues
day, 21st ot February, a negro soldier, ac
companied by armed guards, came upon tha
premises for tbe purpose, as he stated, of
taking the horses he might find. He was
asked If he had any order or -litbority, to '
which he replied he had not any written
order; none ws necessary when impress
ing; but that he was directed verbally by
the General himself, to nter premises and
bring away hordes. When it was stated
that it was proper io have a receipt for the
property, the soldier said he would not or
could not give one ; but if the owner would
apply the following afternoon at the office
of the provost Tnarbalt ihfc citadel, ft. re
ceipt would then be given foi the horses.
The owner went e (he citadel in the after
noon, and was told that an order had just
been issued by the provost marshal to the
effect that no more citizens coald be ad
mitted that da).
The next day, Wednesday, thref white
eoldiers came for the carriage, which they
said was wanted for -GenorEl Schemmelfin
tiig. The horses, which had been taken
away on Tuesday, were brought to the
premis, ihe harness put upon them, and
they were driven off with tbe caTiage. Th
name of tho owner, written upon a slip of
paper, was furnished lo one of these sol
diers with the request that he would hand
it to the proper officer, in order that a record
might be made of the seizure. Having
been disappointed in seeing tha provost
marshal Tuesday afternoon, the owner went
to the citadel Wednesday morning, and
having been lo'd that Capt. Caldwell was
1he officer who had such matters in charge,
application was made to him wiih a state
ment of what had -occurred. Capt. Cald-
well proraied that he would see Genera
Scbemmelfinuig the evening of that day,
with reference to ibe seizure of the carriage
and horse, and the owner was directed to
call the next day, Thursday. Re did call
upon Captain Caldwell, and was then ttlJ
by h'm, that he had waited rjpon General
Schemrnelfinnig the evening previous, an
promised, but Ihe General' engagement
prevented his speaking lo him upon the
snbjct. The ownrr subsequently called at
the citader, bnt has never been enabled tn
see Captain Caldwell, nor to learn what
was the result of his irterview with Gen.
Scheromelfiniiis , nor '.vheiher any proper
record has been made cf ihe eeizu:e and
removal of his rKopcrty.
Within a few days after their seizure, th
enrriaze andoorsa were pot on board of
ihe steamer Diamond, uhder ihe superin
tendence cf General Gilmpre, to whose use
they were now appropriated, and they were
taken to Hilton Head.
Tit 3 fccrses wcro no: Impressed for mili
tary purposes, that is either for artillery or
cavalry service, or for the oes of field ot
stsff officers of infantry, but were seized in
a priva'e 'able, Br.d with ihi carriage anl
harness wero taken from tfie 'possess on of
a citizen and were appropriated to the pri
vate u-e. and for the comfort and conve-.
ni3nce of first a Brigadier General, and.
shorly afterward of the Major General com
manding the department.
The above facts are notorious in this city,
and can be proved by numerous loyal citi
zens. " '
A singularphenomenon, in tho shape of
a lake of water, has made its appearacce
in Nittany Valley, Center coocty, Pa., about
three miles from a small place called Horn
town, on the Hublesburgh road, covering
about one hundred acres cf lam!, and var- 1
ing in depth according to the irregolaritiea
cf the ground, from ten to thirty faet, some
say fifiy feet. The water is said to comenp
wutj force. A subterranean 6tream has
probably burst upwards. The water ia sail
lo fall a liule durin, the day and rise during
tho night. It is certainly a great cariosity,
and has been visited by a great many peo
pis. A small boy heard a parson preach .1
sermcn from these words, "Ye most ba
born again," which was frequently repeated
during the discourse., The little bearer
paid strict attention to all Ihat was said, and
particularly to tbe text.
After he returnel be becoms rncJacchoMy.
His father observed it an 1 inquired the causa
The boy tc!d him that th preacher said ho
must be bem again.
Well, my son," replied his father, "why
do you cry about it ? '
"Oh," said the boy, ' I'm o fta':d that
i.ext time I'll be a g?.i."
A tall keen pyed countryman stepped in
to the conn room at Detroit, tbe other day,
daring-the progress cf the railroad trial.
Stepping to a spectator, he requested that
the prisoner might bo pointed out to him.
The man ncccsted being something of a wag,
pointed to the jury. Ibe fellow fceanned
the twelve with a distrusting eye, and when
satisfied with thu scrutiny, turned to his in
formant and whispered : ' well ihey aro'
hard looking set, nin't they ? I know br
iboir looks they cu;;ht to co to the State's
prison, every ono of them."
"Ws spy' tas the ed:t3r of en exchan
paper in Tennessee, "that tbe sheriff has
ad vortised the Argu office for sal. during
our absence. If the sheriff can ti it, h
will surely do more than we could. Like ii
damp percussion cap, wb think M 'vill fsip
o go off.