The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, August 30, 1865, Image 1

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THE 31Cl'TAL TO THE 3IEETI.!G.
Once more within thy grateful shade,
. Our hosts assembled stand ;
Once more the battle-cry resounds
Alood.tbroaghout the land;
. Full many hast thou seen, and heard,
-, Oh! mountain Fair and high,
Since first thy towering crest was reared,
, in triumph to the 6ky.
The limpid Fishingcreek has laved
- For years, thy rock bound foot;
The red-browed Itfdian here has roved,
And built his leafy hut ;
The white man sought him here a home,
First of his race was be
And made the idol of his hearth,
The Goddess Liberty !
And thoa has seeu for many years ;
Hr rule o'er this fair realm,
While 'Democrats securely held
A hand opon the'helm ;
. That peace and plenty crowned our work,
And happiness, all saw ;
And president and pauper, had
The benefit of law.
- "Yes I have seen,'' the Nob rejoined
In accents loud and clear;
"Your strife for laws and w hile-men's rights,
Kept up from year to year ;
, And I have seen (he stalwart tons
Of Old Columbia stand
Before the brazen throat of power,
" A small undaunted band.
From my broad velley have I seen,'
Swept off in law's despite,
The cheerful sons of honest toil;
-It was a sorTy sight
And many a weary day pissed by,
Of sunshine and of rain ;
And then, along the winding creek,
blow passed a funeral liaia.
. Long af:er, one by one they came, j
Dejected, sick and sore ;
To glad their homes, and faithful wives,
. And little ones' once more.!
Tons right has triumphei'over wrong
- " Aa it shall'ever do, .'
When faithful, earnest, hoaest men,
To ptinciple, are uae !
Be firm as is my rock-bound base,
. Clear at yon limpid stream.
And Heaven shall yet your labors crown,
Your faithfulness redeem ;
Shall bring again this glorious land
, Beneath your genial sway ;
. And all the clouds that drape it new,
Shall break and pass away.7'
,' Jomks and Brown were talking lately o! a
young clergyman. whose preaching theybad
heard that day. Tbe sermon wan like a
certain man mentioned in a certain biogra
phy, "very poor and very pious."
'What do yon think of him!" iaquired
Brown.
'I think," said Jooes, "he did mcch bet
ter two years ago."
"Why, he didn't preach at all the a," aid
Browa.
"True," replied Jones, "that is what I
mean.
An eating house keeper, who kept a
"rest-yonr-aunt," as the French? call a cook
hop, and who prided himself on his abili
ty to gel up tbs best dinners to be had any
wheT, wishing to give tbe puBlic the full
benefit of -his knowledge, perpetrated the
following eige:
. "Try my dinners they can'l be beat."
In an evil hour, however, a. wicked wag
came along and dextrously painted over
ibo in itial letter of the last srorb. The aa
"Loancecaent than wa,
"Tt'7 Y1? 4''?aers, tieyc&n'l be eat."
Mill ,
Wolits SiKCERiTT. A formal ifaihion
. able visitor thus addressed a little girl,"
"How are you my dear!"
'Very well, I thank, you,'? she replied.
The visitor then 'added:
Now, my -dear, yon should ask me how
I am."
The child aim ply and honestly replied,
"But I don't want to know."
So they've mustered you out the bait all
ien, have they?" naid the ex-corporal.. .
'Yes," replied the high private, ia a tone
cl regret.
''Well," continued the ex-cororal,"
'ispead npon it, that to be mustered out
it tsttar than than to be peppered in," and"
xnd raarched away to the music of an ita-Tzr-iairy
bra33 taad and among a crowd of
jciriiiass.
A fill 5 7? cf atrocioca cglineis chaaced to
:i a j-gfaas on his road.; Eot when
3 1: :.:4 at himself he Sang it away in a
CI,
'c:r! j jca, if yea ware gced
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BLOOMS BURG. COLUMBIA
A Capital flit.
."Webster's great American Dictionary
mos aennes a word in common use :
Democrat, n. One who adheres to a gov
ernment by the People, or favors the extension
of ine tiighto; bvfjrasi to all classes of men
Democrats should seek a new name for
their party, or else come out boldfy in Javor
oi negro sonrage."
This is a quotation from the Johnstown
Tribune, which quotes from the Dictionary.
V e do not know that when fightiy under
stood, the Democracy have any objection to
the definition. They always went in lor i
Government by the people. They never view
ed the '-Loyal League," however, as all the
people. , Nor did they consider Provost
Marshals the people. Nor did they view
tne XNortn as me people, considered apart
from theSouth. Nor did they believe that the
people who were wor.h over twenty thous
and dollars were not people. Nor did they
consider poor people as not people, as has
been done in .some of the New England
States. Nor did they look upon naturalized
foreigners as not people. Nor did they
ever make any other invidious distinctions
in regard to the people. They took the
definition as it was undarstood by our, fore
fathers who believed that while men were
the people, and who accordingly iografted
the word white in nearly every State Consti
tution in the Union. In forming the Na
tional as well as the State governments,
white people were considered the people by
our forefathers." All Abolitionists oppose
these governments both State and National ;
and hence in opposing them must be trai
tors in heart. . They want all these State
governments and the National government,
as formed by our ancestors, broken down,
and new governments instituted, in which
negroes shall have the right to vo:e and to
hold office. This is covert treason, for it is
openly opposing the governments which
protect them. We cannot see this in any
other light
Men who oppose the government made
by ocr forefathers to be controlled by white
people are traitors. Abolitionists oppose
this government. Therefore Abolitionists
are
traitors. Thev imaoinn that ther nn
derstand the Dictionary" better than their '
ancestors and better than rrodern Demo
crats and this conceit leads them to oppose
the State and National governments, and
not only to oppose them, but to violate their
Constitutions openly and in in secret con
clave. What they call a government by
the people is a government with bayonets
at every election window, and with the
elections carried by public fraud, in select
ing certain men' in the army to go home
and vote, and in preventing others with
Democratic antecedents from going home, i
This is their "government by the people."
Now for the second part of the definition,
"In fivor of the Right of Suffrage to all clasits j
aj men." The Bible says that Eve was the ;
mother of all living, bo; we are notto infer I
that she is necessarily the mother of ba-
boons and monkeys, and when the Diction-
ary says all classes we are not'to inferjthal it
means all races. "Class means a number
of persons itf society supposed to have
some resemblance or equality in rank, edu
cation, property, talents, and the like." If
even our neighbor bad studied botany or
natural history either, he would have known
that a class does not mean a race nor a te-
nuj neither, nor even a species, but only a
division of these orders. And according to
this all classes means all clashes of the while
man the divisions of the species of race. Our
forefathers so understood it when they in
corporated it in our various State Constitu
tions. Now permit cs to try our hand on defini
tions. "Abolition" means otter destruc
tion, and "Abolitionist" meaus a person
who favors "Abolition." Therefore an Ab
litioist must be an utter destructionist.
Pretty near correct, for they have destroyed
all they ever'laid their hands on. They
don't need a "new na-ne." Johnstown Dem
ocrat. '
Foctenelle lived to be nearly a hundred
years old. A lady, of nearly the same age,
said to him one day in a large compa
ny, "Moasiesr, yao and I stay here so long
that I have a notion .death has forgotten
OS.
"speaK as low as yon can,
said Fon- j
tenelle, "lest yon remind him of us!"
" Bft,u babies ra so small that
they can cresp. int0 qart measures. But j
Ui way in which some adults can walk in
to such measures is very astonishing.
T ' J . , .
Tut most laconic will on record U that of
a man who died in 1769. It ran thus: ''I
have nothing; I owe a great deal the rest I
give to the poor."
Little Sallie was teaching her younger
brother the Lord's Prayer. They went on
smoothly till they arived at "give us this day.
onr daily bread." "No, no. Sissy we want
cake!" and barefaced to proceed anti II the
desired amendment was made.
A school boy being asked by his teacher
how he should flog him, replied.
- 'If yon please, air, 1 shoald like to have
it npon the Italian system of penmanship,
the heavy strokes upwards, and the down
ones light.7'
Jemmt remarked to his grandmother that
old Mrs. Cranshaw had the ap pe&rance
cf a person with one foot in the grave.
"Well, reiUy, cpoa rny word," said the an
tique l&dy, "I thooght I notici aha walked
a iae'Is Uts!.' . ;
The Bell Ringers.
During Robert Heller's engagement at
PitUburg bis fame and the excellence of his
entertainments attracted all classes of peo
plethe musical and refined, the million
aire and merchant prince, the mechanic
and artizan, in fact every class, found its
representatives within the walls of the the
atre each night of his performance.'.
One evening a genuine specimen of the
genus verdant, with his "gal" hanging on
his arm, presented himself at the box office
and demanded, "What's the tax to see the
show?' "Fifty cents." oolitelv answered
a. j -
the ticket seller. "Well, I guess I won't
back down now, anyhow here's your tin."
Receiving his tickets, greeny entered, drag
ging the young lady after him.
The peculiarity and oddity of their dress
soon made them the "observed of all ob
servers." Heller shortly after commenced his illus
trations, which were wondered at with eyes
and mouth wide open by onr rustic pair, he
occasionally ejaculating in pretty loud tones,
"Thunder !" while she would exclaim,
"Marcy me, ain't it queer ?"
Feat after feat was presented and receiv
ed with the plaudits of the audience nntil
the introduction of the "rial Bell," a
glass bell suspended by a simple cord from
the cen.re of the ceiling, and used in an
swering questions. After the uual nr.
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formance with it the question was asked,
Is there any one in the house who wishes
to get married V
Bell "Yes."
"Pray tell me in what part of the house
are tnev f '
The bell immediately designated our rus
tics who looked at one another as loving as
a pair oJ doves, apparently, in their own
happiness, oblivious to all surroundings.
''Are they engaged ?"
Bell "No." '
When will it take place ?"
, Bell "Tonight." - I
During these questions and answers our
rustic bad been gradually opening himself
like a knife, and now attained hi foil atti.
tode' pD,!ing P his ehirt coIlar' anJ t'".ng
up uis tiuji ui inA-coioreu nair, ureatti les-s ;
wiib jojful excitement. j
"Say, say, now mister ! jest ax that thing !
if Nancy Jane and me is to get spliced to- '
gether, and if it says yes' I'll give you the
best boss in Butler county, and call our first j
boy baby after you." ' . i
Shouts, yells, and laughler followed this
announcement, and Nancy Jane, with face'
suffused with blushes, pulled at the tail of,
bis coat and begged him in her most en-
,reaunS wa7. ao. me, please set,
down won 1 now
'e. however, too much ela'ed with hia
ood ,or,nne and unmindful of all around,
8treIcbeJ h'9 body as far as possible over
the balustrade f ba box, and, in a roice
anu,0'e ia ""7 comer ot tne honse, cited
out
"Dod rod it, mister, do jest get that thin
to say 'yes' and dog ray cats if I don't call
all my babies, boys and girls, after you, and
lick anybody that says grass to yoo.to boot."
You can readily imagine the entertain
ment was short that night, and, when over,
the happy couple were made still happier,
Bb a minister made them one for life iu the
presence of Robert Heller.
A Snkb Stort. A short time since there
arrived at tbe Walnut Street House a mys
terious looking individual, having as a part '
of his baggage a large box, perforated with
breathing holes, and marked, "Beware of
the snake certain death," which was de-
posited for the time with the rest of the
baggage opon the floor of the office. Ac
cidentally two of the "holes had been
"knocked into one," and but a short time
elapsed before-one of the snakes, an infant I
anaconda, about ten feet in length issued
from the box, and rapidly crawled along the
floor, tbe possession of which was 'yielded
'o it without any dispute on tbe part of tbe
terrified guests, with whom chairs and !
benches were immediately at a premium. J
The danger appeared imminent the exi- :
gency one with which only a true hero dare j
grapple. Fortunately, j-jsl as a 'bus lod of'
would be guests if they dar- i0.1nrnaA
'Way r'0rn..,h d00r " h rrightlul cry of
r,ve ou; naed hero was found in
me Ftsiiion ot mine host, Crittenden, who
issued from the office with a huge cavalry
sabre. Courageously the gallant "Cril"
attacked the monster, and with more than
mythological energy quickly severed his
sknakeship's body into several separate and
distinct parts, to the inexpressible disgust of
the owner, who was seen anxiously inquir
ing a few moments after as to who bad
killed his $500 anaconda Ctn. Com.
One of our city urchins bearing his father
read an article in the paper in relation to a
new invention of bricks of glass, exclaimod:
"Glass bricks ? I know what thern is."
"What are theyl" inquired one of the
family.
"Tumblers of liquor," shouted the juve -ni!e.
In a certain city, a sign hung out from a
Doll Factory, which read thus : "all kinds
of babies made here." A sailor walking
along one day, noticing the sign, he stopped
in, and avked the lady attending if she
wanted to hire a jow.
A younger brother had espocsed an old
and ill-tempered wife, bat extremely rich
He osed to say, "whenever 1 find my wife
cros, and my own temper gi?icg way, 1
retire to my library, and console myself by
xeadir hsi njrtiagfl sottleEsat."
COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1865.
Thc Spirit of Federalism.
As manifested in the tone of the. Black
Republican press for some time past, the
old spirit of Federalism is again exerting its
influences to the detriment of our institu
tions. The same' intolerant feeling towards
all antagonists the same relentless'and un
mitigated hatred towards all opposition
which was exhibited in the days of ihe Al
ien and Sedition laws, is exhibited here in
this age, by these worthy descendants of the
Adamses and Gores and Pickerings of the
New England regime, la a closer degree is
also thown the same reckless management
of government the same wild and fanat
ical legislative spirit which then so pearly
ruined us, and which was prevented in ut
terly so doing by the providential interpo
sition of the Jeffersonian Administration.
In those days, however, the Puritanical
element of New England was in great
measture freed from the transcendental the"
ories which now form so large a feature of
its policy. The abstraction of a false, hol
low and disgupting philanthropy had then
made bat 'slight headway east of the Hud
son. They desired to thrust their monarch
ical ideas upon the whole country, but as
yet did not seek to rule the sentiment, nor
define the virtues of the rest of mankind.
Now. however, with their thoughts and
ideas highly educated into the Red Republi
can Fourrieriam of Germany, so ' largely
transplanted into this country since the Rev
olution of 1843, their progress in this re
tpect has been worthy of admiration. We
not only suffer the tyranny the legislative
tyranny which our fathers suffered ia the
days of the Hamilton ian rule but we are
forced.to endure what th'y were happily free
from. We must not only pay tithes to this
New England Federal Csesar, but our mor
als roost be regulated by the fashions of
Messal ina. We not only must recognize
the negro as our equal, but must let him
regulate the style of our thoughts, and take
pattern after his idiosyncrasies.
What mockery, we repeat ! and how long
will it last ? At least there is some satisfac
tion in knowing that a we have closely par
alleled the lyrat.ny vi the days of Aciam,
so we may congratulate ourselves upon
paralleling the results of that a tyranny, and
in a second Jeffeonian inauguration be
hold the final end of this fanatical Federal
despotism.
Even-Handed Justice
A pleasant country village in Ohio some
years since possessed that which is olten
denied to places of more conseqnence a
court which really dispensed justice. Its
chief was a justice of the peace, whose
common sense and honesty of purpose
counterbalanced his want of legal lore ; and
in consequence of its straightforward deci
sions the "Dutch Court," as it was com
monly called, became a great terror to evil
doers.
Once npon a time a case was brought be
fore his honor arising out of an infraction of
the ''liquor law" of the state, which then
provided for the punishment by fine of any
individual who sold intoxicating beverages
to porsons under sixteen years of age, or by
a less quantity lhan a quart. Upon one of
those grand occasions when a "general
muster" of the militia gave delight to num
erous officers in gay oniforms, and to large
masses of the good people of the country ,an
nnlocky wigbt sought to avail himself of the
"gelorious" opportunity to turn an honest
penny. Providing himself with a small lot
ol ginger cakes and a disproportionately
large quantity of "lightening whiskey," he
located opon an eligible site near the field.
Knowing the penalty of the law against bis
little enterprise, the vender of the "ardent"
hit npon an expedient to evade its provisions
of selling to his customers a ginger cake and
then throwing a drink into the bargain.
Justice was not so blind as to fail to notice
"this artful dodge," and the next morning
found the delinquent citizen in the very jws
of the "Dutch Court." Tbe testimony 'was
hort and conclusive, to the effect that he
had sold a boy a cate and then had given
him a "horn ;" and'the defendant's lawyer
put in the defence that his client sold, on
the occasion nnder consideration, not liquor 1
but ginger cakes, well knowing that salt
wouIdnT. save him. As he anticipated, the
court pronounced a virdict guilty, but, to
the suprise of the defence, put the fine at
filteen dollars instead ot the legal penalty" of
five.
"May it please the court," interposed de
fendant's counsel, "is there not some mis
take in this sentence! The statutes provide
for a fine ot but five dollars for each offence
and we are ready to pay that flue, but we
hold it as contrary to the plain reading of
tbe law to make the penally fifteen dollars.''
"There is no mistake at all," replied the
court; "the law says five dollars for each of
fence. Now, 1 fines this maa five doIlars,in
tbe first place, for selling less than a quart
of viskey; I fines him, in the second place,
five dollars (or selling viskey 10 a boy ; and
I fines him, in tbe ihird place, five dollars
for trying to screen himself behind a ginger
cake!;'.
The hue was paid aa.l no appeal taken.
"Pompkt, ar yoa wiliiog to bt damned it
it should be the Lord's wiil? ' '
"Oh, yes, maa, and more too; I, am
willing you be damned too, massa!" replied
Pompey.
Hams, who is a jud je of morals as wel'ias
money, says that being- tender to another
man?a wife ia cot "legal tender." We ac-
cept his opinion, though we h'G to inter-1
5!i 11 ui loe5U3'. ' '
I'D CHOOSE TO BE A BABT.
I'd choose to be a baby
A darling little flower;
A plaything for the ladies,
' No care in childhood's hour.
The ladies beaveu bless them. "
They'd kiss me, and they'd vow
That they could almost eat me,
Wrhy don't they do it now?
Repeat the first four lines for. Chorus.
O when I was a baby
They'd take me on their lap,
And fill my little stomach full -
Of lolypops and pap.
Oh yes, they'd cram it into me,
And if 1 wade a row,
They'd press me to their bosoms then,
Why don't they do it now?
Choros I'd choose, &c.
Ob, when I was a baby,
They'd walk me out serene,
They'd powder me and wash me,
And keep me nice and clean.
They'd smother me. with kisses,
And pat me on the brow,
And wish they had one just like me,
Why don't they do it now?
Chorus. I'd choose, &c.
Oh, when I was a baby
- They'd to my cradle creep,
And there they'd kiss and hug me,
Until I fell asleep.
And when the shades of evening
Made repose come o'er my brow,
They'd wrap me op so nice in bed,
Why don't they do it now?
Chorur. I'd choose, &c.
Josh Billings at Long Branch.
Long Branch, Joly 15, 1865.
Editor of the Troy News,:
Arrived here Jest in time tew see the
Atlantic Ocean, which iz now on exhibish
on, and dewing a good bizziness, tew foil
hout.es. Took a bath tew onst, and was
astonished tew find the water so salmons;
e-quircd the kauze ov an intelligent n at iff,
and he informed me he didn't care; I think
the cuss lied There iz about one hundred
and sixty thousand humman beings, and
other folks, here now, az near az i kan git
at it; i kounted till i got tired, and then esti
mated. It is perfekly heart renting tew see
the femails here in search ov natural pro
tektors. i kounted 16 yesterday in one pile
they awl sighed az i past bi them, with
down cast eyes. I felt sorry for them, but
couldn't help them, for i am thoroughly
marrid, and intend to to remain so. There
iz two breezes here, a sea breeze and jersee
breeze, and i advise aul persons tew ose
the sea breeze, for the other iz so much op
before it reaches here, that it soon uses up
everybody after it gits here. Shoddy and
Petroleum are both here, and exsite az
much noti6s az a patent churn, warrented
tew make butter in 10 minnitts from skim
milk, but they say they shant remain long,
bekause the air smells so match like old
brine. Yesterday I went out krabbing and
ketched a peck ov them, they bit sideways,
and bang on like a dead boss shoe, they
make good vittles enuff, but they aint prof
itable tew eat, if yoa kount your time
walh enything. They have a singular bug
here, which they kail the mtssketow, they
roam about in herds, and an much respect
ed bi the inhabitants; i caut one day before
yesterday, sticking something sharp into me
and carried the bug info mi room, and
smashed him on the eli. The bathing iz
luxurious, and the bathers resemble mer
mades, half men and half wimminjthey
aul dress in the choktaw kostom, and when
they emerge from the water, yu kant tell
which iz who, unless yo ask them, after j
bathing yu feel a kind ov lackoess or lim-
berness, for which i waz advized tew bathe .
in wbiskee. I took one immershun, about j
half a tumbler, and never felt so strong in
mi life. I thought i could lift an acre ov j
their land, but oimby, after the licker had j
let go, i felt az tho i could foi'er an angle
worm into hiz hole, and hadn't strength
enuff tew ask a dog tew foiler me if i ev- ,
er drink sum .more jereee whiskee, it will!
be after i am dead and gone. There iz ons
church here, but it wont hold but so fu that ;
nobodJy dont go out ov politeness. There ,
iz 21 hotels, and they are priasiply bilt out j
doors, tew give the guests asmuoa brinaq-!
oeous air az possible. The lodging room j
are small, but handy, each one haz a door
tew them, and a looking glass c-n the wall,
and two wash boles and a towell. Dinner
iz served at 2 o'c'ock, and opens with soup,
and shuts op with hucjeberry. The serv
auts are generally blak, but me.iny ov them
bav lived so long among the whites that
they begin to adopt oar kuller. The beach,
bi moonlite, iz worthy ov a philosopher
Lovers meet here from aul parts ov the kun
try tew vow and swear, and menny a harte
euros here tuff and hearty goeshorne smash
ed, and bleeding luv at evry pour. But the
grand attrakshun iz the Atlantik Ocean, a
great hemisphere ov liquid life and power,
blu water, evry whare the eye kan reach, az
gentle az a summer evening mill pond, and
then agin, az awful az a watter earthquake
Upoo the whole, Long Branch iza sensible
place tew visit; I tbunk thare iz az little
nonsenz thare generally, -az the same num
ber ov visitors are capable ov.
JOSH BILLINGS.
Somk yonng ladies brought oor bachelor
friend a bouquet of wormwood aod tansy, to
wb
Za he answered that they might bring
bim something bitterer yet, hat he should
r.ot ik tbrathe Tillntn.
A Little Story for the Times.
There is many a good moral to be derived
from the fabulous episodes that are inter
woven with ancient history; and it seems
to os that in the following there may be
discerned something not altogether inappli
cable to passing events.
It is related that Aristomene, chief of
the Messenians, was captured by his ene
mies and condemned to be cast into a deep
pit.' The fatal- hour for the execution bad
arrived, and an immense turmoil of peoole
were assembled to witness it. Just as the
captive was hurried by his executioners off
the brim of the abyss an eagle swooped
down from the sky, and, clutching his robe
ia his talons, bore op against him iu hia de
scent, so that be reached the bottom of tbe
abyss uninjured, on which tbe noble bird
ascended by the way it came, and soared
back into its boundless dominions.
Although unhurt of limb, Aristomenes
was rendered insensible for the time by the
rapidity of his descent. On coming to him
sell'he examined the cavern into which he
had fallen. Its sides were perpendicular,
and so tar down from tbe upper air lay its
rocky floor that bat few and faint were the
rays ol sunlight that ever reached it, So
Aristomenes, faint with hunger, covered op
his face with his robe and laid him down
to die. Afier a long time be heard a rustling
noise in the darkness of the cave, and on
looking op descried dimly a fox devouring
a dead fowl. Joy at the possibility of es
cape rom a horrible death revived the
fainting hero. He knew that there must
be some outlet to the shaft and be deter
mined to find it. Waiting quietly, then, un
til the fox came within arnrs length of him,
he clutched il by the tail with one hand,
while with the with the other wrapped in
his robe be parried the attacks of the ani
mal whenever it turned to bite him. Pres
ently the fox made efforts to break away,
on which Aristomenes yielded so far as to
allow it to move forward, still keeping fast
grip of it by the tail. Onward they went,
dragging through slimy pools and over cold
and clammy rocks, haunt of the lizard .and
the snake, until a small spot of light ap
peared in the distance. Then Aristomenes
let go his bold of tbe fox, which clambered
up the narrow guile; leading to the hole,
through which it quickly disappeared. The
passage was narrow, bat with great labor
our hero worked his way through it and
once more emerged into the light of day.
He then concealed himself in some boshes
until night fell, when be took his way by
paths well known to him across the moan
tains, rejoined his people, put himself again
at the head of his array, and routed his en
emies with great slaughter, otter demorali
zation having seized opon them when they
beheld what they supposed to be the spirit
of their victor bearing upon them.
The allegory contained in this little story
goes to teach that the force of the eagle and
the cunning of the fox are good elements
for a euccefu! general, lid application
may be extended at the present time, how
ever. There is a great Spirit that watches
over our country, emblematized in the form
of an eagle by our ancestors, and this great
Spirit is not going to .allow us tofalL There
will be trouble yet Aristomenes pining in
the gloomy cave but the ray of light will
dawn at last, though we are not yet prepar
ed to divulge tbe name of the fox by which
we are to be guided to il.
Another Case of liseegenation.
Fron the N. Y. World of yesterday. 1
Another miscegenetic case was tried by
Judge Led with yesterday in the same court.
At 3 o'clock an officer brought two elderly
Celtic ladies to a temporary prison which is
loca'ed in a room adjoining the court. Each
ot the prisoners carried in her arms a negro
child, one being about a year and the other
six mouths old. A moment's glance at
them would convince an observer that they
were deadly enemies. Near them eat a
a genuit)! negro, of the pure African order,
who displayed his ivories with occasional
lar.ghter. He had captured, by the exercise
of the gallantry and love of which his race
is so capable, the hearts of the Hibernian
damsels near him.and was the self confess
ed lather of ih9 two little miscegeus which
they hoisted before him in true uutsery
style. Oae oi ths ladies, however, teemed
determined that her rival should not enjoy
the charms ot her black lord.
In order to ascertain the facts in .the case
our reporter viiited the-prison where the
colored, bigamist was confined, and ascer
tained from one of the women that she bad
been married to the negro some two year,
since in New Haven. "Bat," said, "a little
trouble happened me, and while I was
away he look up wi h his concubine over
there, and she decoyed him to leave me,
and he's living with her ever since at No.
75 Laurens street. But he's my lawful
married hu-band, and by I must bav?
him. This is his child.and he must support
me and it, and he must live wiib me!"
She bad scarcely ceased speaking when
wife No. 2 approached the darkey, and ex
hibited t he other child before him, remark
ing that he must support her and it, and
that she would live with him in spite of the
other clamant for him. The two rivals then
fought till they were separated, 'be negro,
who wilnesteti the contest, maintaining his
composure nil ihey we re s eptrated.
When they were brought refore Judge
Ledi'h, wife No. 1 was identified as a
woman who bad served six months on
Black well's Island for disorderly conduct,
and this circumstance ;s the explanation to
which she alluded when speaking to oor re
porter. After hearing the evidence in the
case, Judge Led with sent the two women
to the penitentiary for six months for dis
orderly conduct. The negro was dischar
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NUMBER 45.
Slanders on the South The ttesignand Ob
ject. The Springfield, (Mass ) Rtpublkan in an
article "False Reports from the Sooth"
denounces that calumnious spirit which is
now so busy inventing and propagating
slanders against the Southern people. It
saj: "We can conceive of nothing more
cruely wicked than deliberate misrepresents -
tion ol the people of the Sooth, from what
ever motive. It is difficult to believe North
era men and correspondents of Northern
newspapers capahle of 6uch injustice. Yet
we regret to say the offence is by no means
an unusual one. Indeed, it has become so
common as to look like a systematic effdVt
for political purposes." The Republican
then goes on to state what it has learned
from reliable sources as to the feeling of
the Southern people. Its information is
that "the intelligent and influential classes
comprehend the real situation of affairs, and
are disposed to conform to it, and willing to
submit in silence to many wrongs and inn
dignities ratbr than obstruct in any way the
process of reorganization ; that there is no
desire to perpetuate slavery eitbein form
or substance ; and that the freedom would
do much better if they could be relieved of
the influence of some of their impulsive
aod fanatical advisers from the North, each
as the Englishman Redpath and his associ
ates" The St. Loots Republican, refering to the
apparently systematic efforts that are made
ia the direction reprobated by its Massachu
setts namesake, says: '
Such stories as these abont tbe Sooth
were rife while the compromise negolia
lions, which might have saved the country
from the disasters of oor civil war, were
pending. Then similar horrors were con
jured op. Fiank Leslie's Hustrated publish
ed a cartoon, showing the bangiog'at St.
Charles, Missouri, of Rev. Mr. White by a
pro-slavery mob. No snch haagiog took
place there and no Rev. Mr.iWhite lived
there at that time, nor, so far as we coold
learn, ever did live there. At the same
time the N. Y. Tribune published. a story of '
a horrible enormity committed at Friar's
Point. MiesissDDi : the enormitr consisting V
, j
of the seizure bl a Northern man and head
ing him op in a barrel, which was then trun
dled into the river. No such outrage occur
red there, as was satisfactorily shown opon
the statements of tbe best oitizens of that
place, who published a card utterly denying
the truth of the btory. Shortly after this
publication another outrage precisely like it
was, upon the authority of a statement in
the Tribune, perpetrated on a creek bank in
Alabama.' There was as much truth in this
story as in its fellow. Tbe wonder is, that
a genious inventive enough for the produc
tion of the first lie could not have varied his
second one, bat choose rather to repeat him
self. Did he suppose that bis readers were
ready to believe anything, and would swal
low tbe self same tale ot outrage when mul
tiplied by easy trick of shifting the ven
ue to fihj . ..fierent localities ? The design
and e ol such storiestwere appartnt.
They woe like that legion which the fertile
brain ot the Redpath mentioned above coin
ed, when he played the part of Kansas cor
respondent for New York and other Eastern
prints. They were intended to perform for
the Northern mind what Yancy proposed
for the Southern mind, to-wit : "Fire it."
The object al that time was to rouse against
the Southern peop!e a thread, which would
make the Nor.hern people refuse to listen
to any terms of compromise with theJSouth.
!
T .... r .i ti .f I
iu aij man qui oi ino r:ng" to any,
man who is not bent on forcing on the South'
negro suffrage and negro equality, social as
well as political i. is evident that the
Southern people are doing all that coald be
expected, and all that cor.id be asked of
them. Thev have submitted ther hsvs
relinquished all thought of restoring slavery J
They desire only to live under those State
organizations, which are in accord with the
Cocstitution of the United Slates. They are
willing to obey and support every law oil
the Union, and in that respect are as loyal"
as any people in our broad land. Can we
ak more? No. It is foul injustice and out
rage to ask mere; nobody is as-king more
except these plotters against the peace ac
best interests of the country which we hav
stigmatised with much less force of repro-j
bation than they deserve.
So far as concerns these reports of vrron
and outrage and all sorts of violence ant
hostility to the Union and government, a
are being so busily circulated in certain c
the Northern papers, it becomes tbe South
ern editors and all her people to be on thj
alert,and to trace up every one of these die!
paraging stories
Where they are as in ej
many instances they are,naked lies ormor
or less artful misrepresentations, exposoJjX
the fraud and let the hoaest and weltjt?!
intending pecple of the North see that. the',ilf.
are slandered. In this way they may pre
rent ranch and perhaps irreparable mi
)
chief.
Henry Ward Beecher has lately "bee
pitching inio the practice of working t
road conductors and drivers on SandayJ
The other day, Beecher, in bis peculiar w?
was makins inauires of a Rrnnkt;n -tr
conductor, to w&em he was unknown, as I
wuBiuer me jonaay riding could not be b;
ken op. I
"I think it might be," sain the conduct:
"bot for that sanctimonious bypocri
Beecher. So maoy of the fancy peop1
from all parts visit his establishment, it
n ui.kos me roaa more proatable on Sand
iuu ny otner csy urine week;. '
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