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NOB MOUNTAIN SONGS
THE MOUNTAIN TO TOE MEETING.
, BT JOHN O. raEZC.
Once more within thy grateful shade,
Our hosts assembled stand ;
. Once mure the bat:lecry resouaJs
Aloud throughout the land ;
Full many changes hast thou seen
Oh! mountain fair and high,
Since first thy towering cre6t was reared,
lu triumph ro the sky.
The limpid Fishingcreek has laved
For years, thjr rock-t)ound foot ;
The red-browed Indian here has roved,
And built his baly hut ;'
The while man sought him here a home,
First of his race was he
And made the idol of his hearh,
The God J ess Liberty !
And thou hast seen for mny years ;
Her rule o'er this fair realm,
While Democrat securely bald
A hand upon the helm ;
Then pence and plenty crowned our work,
And happiness, all saw ;
And preident and pauper, had
T'.e benefit of law.
"Ye I have seen," the Nob rj-ins
In accents loud and clear;
'Your strife for laws and white-men's rights,
Kept up Irom year to year ;
And I have seen ihe stalwart sons
Ol Old Columbia stand
Before the brazen throat of power,
A small nndaanleJ band. -
From my broad vatleys have I seen,
Swept off in law's despite,
The cheeiful sons of honest toil ;
It was a sorry sight
And many a weary day passed by,
Of .un-hine and of rain ;
And tfeen, along the winding creek,
Slow parked a funeral train.
Long aPer, one by one they came,
Dejected, sick and sore ;
To gud their homes, ar.d faithful wives,
And little ones once more !
Thus right ha triumphed over wrong
As it shall ever do,
When faithful, earnest, honest men,
To principle are true I
B firm as is my rock-bonnd base,
Pure a yon limpid stream.
And Heaven shall yet jour labors crown,
Your faithfulness redeem ;
Shall bring tgain this glorious land
Beneath your genial sway ;
And all the clouds that drape if now,
Shall break and pass away."
A DARKEY DITTY.
BT JOHN O. FREEZE.
Air"De Floating Scow."
Come all you jolly Democrats,
A pray you lend an ear ;.
Ol Phillips, Wilson, Wade and Chase,
. A story you shall hear;
For Phillips, Wilson, Wade and Chase,
A precious crew are they,
Ob! Phillips,Wilson, Wade and Chase,'
A precious crew are they.
Tha Union they pretend to sare,
Which they bad cursed before ;
And Wilson, Sumner, Wade aud Chase,
Went in lor bloody war;
Oh! let them but the darkey free,
They would not ask any more ;
Oh! let them ifce. '
The war went on, the contraband
Soon got the inside track,
And Wilson, Sumner, Chae and Wade,
AH jumped upon his back ;
Ob! let them but the darkey have,
They would not ak any more ;
- Oh! let them &c.
They rode htm fiercely through the fight,
And yelled with might" ar.d main,
And all their torchlight followers got
The daikey on the brain ;
Oh ! if they could the nigger free,
They would not ark any more ;
Oh! if they &c -
But now the darkies all are free,
The master they ignore ;
Yet Phillips, Sumaer, Chase and Wade
Now howl for something more;
. But Phillips, Summer, Chase & Wade,
Now howl for something mote;
Oh! Phillips, Sic.
The Yankee hosts of Greenback Chase, .
We see from day to day ;
A raking among the darkey crowd,
'Way down in Charleston bay ;
Oh! give us now the darkey voles,
And we wont ask any more ;
. Oh! give ns now, Sic.
But when the darkey gets a vote,
An equal he will be ;
And PhUlipa, Sumner, Chase and Wade,
Will ask his wenca to tea;
And Phillips, Sumner, Chase & Wade,
Will ask his wench to tea ;- !
Oh! Phillips, &c
Then comei the last, the grand finale,
There it but one step more ; .
Miscegenation is the word, .
- By which they seek for power;
Oh! give them bat the darkey wench,
And they will &sk no mora ; -
Oh! give them bet the dirkey wench,
And they will ask ns cote.
-Amusing Karat Anecdote.
Shnrilv before the war of 1812. with
j - . ,
Great Britian, Captain commanded a
ship which sailed from the United States to
Portsmouth, England, by the way of the
West Indies. A number of British naval .
officers, stationed at one of the, West India "
hail been ordered home and took
passage in the ship. Conversation, unrtng
the voyage, turned frequently upon the pros
pects of war between the two countries.
"If," said the English officers, "war
should take place we shall capture every
ship in the American navy. It is impossi
ble that we should fail !"
To this accustomed braggadocia of John
Bull the captain simply replied :
"Gentlemen, yon may live to see your
This Englishman spirit of boasting was
kept up during the entire voyage, without,
however, disturbing friendly feelings. They
reached Portsmouth in safety, but had only
beeain port a few weeks, when the start
ling news arrived that Hull had taken the
English frigate Guerriere, commanded by
Captain Dacres. The day after the'recep
lion of the news the old captain purchased
a white hat, small clothes, etc , etc., and
went to the rjavy yard, to which bis pas
sengers had been ordered. He found them
grouped together talking oTer the serious
"Good morning, gentlemen' "have you
heard the news V
''0 ! yes, captain, we suppose you refer
to the victory oi Hull."
Not at all, gentlemen, my news is that
Hall has been broken by a court martial !"
"Why, captain, yori are not in earnest 1
What do yoa mean? We are astonished in
Yes," continued the captain, Vibe Amer
ican Congress passed a resolution, that if an
American frigate did not take a British frig
ate in fifteen minutes, the commander should
be cashiered ; and you know it took Hull
jut seventeen and a half minutes to take
the Guerriere V
His audience dispersed as if the riot act
bad been read, bat not wiiboot showing ev
ident tokens of deep mortification. As for
ibe captain be made it a rule to mount bi
white hat and shorts and call at the navy
yard, as the news of each successive vic
tory ot our gallant navy reached him. to
congratulate bis former boasting English
A Sectarian Fbatcr Ayooog lady, em
ployed in tekching a district school, some
where in Ohio, wished io open the school
with prayer, and for that purpose asked the
consent ol the trustees. It was given rea
dily, on one condition, that the prayer sho'd
oot be sectarian." The condition was
accepted. After some weeks the school
mistress was summoned to attend the trus
tees. Complaint had been made that the
daily prayer, contrary to conditions, was J
"sectarian." The young lady had no knowl
edge ol the charge. She was '"clad in con- j
sciout innocence." She asked for specifi
cations. A grave trustee arose and slated '
he was sorry to be obliged to testify that be '
himself bad beard a sectarian" prayer'
while "visiting" the school.
- "Well, what was it!''
"It was "an Episcopal prayer. I have read
it in the prayer book." -
"Impossible," was the reply. "Repeat
it ; what was it V1
, 'Well, I can't say it all, but it was in that j
Draver that begins. "Our Father which art j
in Heaven !''
The trustees concluded that the lady was
innocent, hot the learned accuser never
beard the last ol the affair.
A Scotch Minister "Donk." In common j
with the rest of the World, Mr. M , an '
eminent Church of Scotland divineIately j
visited the International Exhibition. Shortly j
after bis arrival in the metropolis an Irish- J
man came running to him in the street, cry-!
'Och,' blessins on ye, Docther M J
How are jezl '
4 I'm very, well," replied the Doctor rath
er dryly. N
''And when did yez come to London V1
"Last week ; but bow do you come to
-"Give me a shilling, and I'll tell yez."
The Doctor, curious to know how the fel
low found his name ou, gave him the shil
ling, and was answered by the Irishman,
"sure then and 1 saw your name on your
A ccrtain old lady, whenever she hires a
servant man, always asks, "can you whis
tle?" On being asked the reason ol this
curious question she says she always makes
him whistle when he goes to draw the ale
until he returns, ihus securing bim from
"Whers is the hoe, Sambo ?"
4,Wid de rake, massa."
WelI, where is the rake?"
'Wid de hoe."
"Bot where are tbey Loth ?"
"Why, bof togeder. By golly, old maisa,
jon 'pears to be berry 'licnlar dis mornin !"
A female begging impostor, importuning
a gentleman to give her a copper, the be
nevolent gentleman said fche should have
one if fche would only Isava off beg; ing' and
take in washing. . i
"Now then, Thomas, what are yon burn
ing off jray writing table Y said an author
to his servant.
. "Oaly one paper thal'i written alt orer J
-Ulhiyn't tencbsi th clan," was tht reply.
COUNTY, PA ., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1865.
Tfce Gathering of the- Clans.
The Democracy of ihe North are arming
for a decisive conflict. From Ohio, Penn
sylvania, Maine, and ever faithful New Jer
sey; is heard the sound of preparation, and
everywhere the organizations are throwing
off ihe trammels of expediency, and resum
ing the broad and well-defined principles of
Jeffersonian Democracy. The Radicals have
pronounced our party dead ; but they took
counsel of their fears, and their wish was
father to the thought. They dreaded the
hour when the cancelmsot of war issues
should give their opponents the opportunity
13 prove their vitality and to. demonstrate
the immortality of their doctrines. That
hour has come, and as the foundations ot
the fabric of military government crumble
under the influences of peace, the people
become aware that a fair field is opening for
the determination of political ascendency
by the free exercise of the elective fran
chise. It was natural that Democracy should re
main under a cloud daring the period of
civil strife. The party was not formed to
conquer supremacy with the sword and bay
onet, and it languished in the atmosphere of
internecine war. The reign of violence that
gave strength to unscrupulous fanatics aud
unprincipled demagogues weakened and
paralyzed those organizations that depended
upon the calm judgment of the people. It
was impossible for Democracy to achieve a
political triumph .while the ballot boxes
were under the "protection" ot the War
Department, and the destinies 'of the Re
public were being measured by the for
tunes of an intersectional war. At such a
time, the (action that controlled armies, and
held the national purse, the keys of Bas
tiles, and the privilege of distributing a
boundless patronage, had every facility to
dictate political results. The Democracy,
during thai rude ordeal, was shackled, ren
dered comparatively inactive and powerless,
but was not dead. That it straggled at all
against such disadvantages, is best proof
bow strong within it were the elements ol
life. To have stood in fearless opposition
io a War Administration, self invested with
absolute war powers, and in the face of
provost marshals, and legions of office-holders
and war speculators, and millions of
"secret service" money, to have polled
within three hundred thousand of the fig
ure o! the adverse vote, at an election which
eleven Democratic States were unrepre
sented, was one of those defeats that give
promise of a sure victory at the next en
counter. But now the political campaigns wi'l be
fought under different auspices. The Dem
ocratic party is not dead, but the war Issues
are, and upon them chiefly the Radicals
have depended for their political, capital.
The Democracy are conscious of their re
invigoration, and bravely are they advanc
ing to the line of principle traced by the
founders of their creed. We hail with de
light the manifestations of a settled pur
pose to stand by the true and time-ho.iored
doctrines of the faith that Jefferson ex
pounded as the true definition of republican
ism. The determination to uphold the
sovereignty of States, to check the encroach
ments of the central power, to insist upon a
strict construction of the Federal Constitu
tion, to sustain the sentiment of the Virgin
ia and Kentucky resolutions ot 1793, to de
mand the acknowledgement of the exist
ence of all the Southern States as sover
eignties ot the Republic, to claim for each
State the right to determine for itself the
qualifications of its elections, to deprecate
the idea of a national debt as a permanent
institution, to maintain the necessity of
economy in public expenditure, to protect
the freedom of speech, of the press, of the
elective franchise, to vindicate the privi
lege of habeas corpus and trial by jory, and
to assert the doctrine "that the Government
was made for white men and shall be up
held as such those are the principles in
behalf of whieh the Democracy have en
tered the arena for future campaigns, to do
battle after the fashion of our faihers.
-A Totcu of Natcrk A car full of pas
sengers passed over the Western road, io
which a simple but touching scene occur
red, worthy of record. One of the passen
gers was a woman, carrying in her arms a
child, who anoyed every one by his petu
lance and crying. Mile after mile the
passengers bore the infliction of its noise,
which rather increased than diminished,
until at last it became furious, and the
passengers nearly so. There were open
complaints, and one mac shouted, "take
the child out!" The (rain stopped at a sta
tion, and an old gentleman arose and made
the 'simple statement that the father of
the child had died recently away from
home, that the mother bad been on a
visit to her friends, and had died on the
visit; that her dead body was was on board
the train, and that the-child was in the
hands of a stranger. It was enough. There
was a tear in uearly every eye and all were
melted iuto.lpity and patience. All selfish
ness was lost in thinking of the desolation
of the poor little wanderer, who woold have
a warm welcome in the hands ihat a mo
ment before, would almost have visited it
with a blow.
A. Widow's use or Thuudbr. Every time
a storm came on she would run into Mr.
Smith's house (he was a widower,) and
clrp her little hands and lly around till the
man was half distracted for fear she would
be killed, and the consequence was that she
was Mrs. John Smith before three thunder
sierras rattled oytr her betd. . , .
Col. W. W. H. Davis, the Democratic can
didate for Auditor General, is a native of
Bucks county. He is a son of Gen. John
Davis, ot Davisville, whose name is familiar
to the people of Pennsylvania.
Col.. Davis received his education at the
military academy at Norwich, Vermont, and
having graduated at that institution was ap
pointed Professor of Mathematics and Mil
itary Instructor at the Military Academy of
Portsmouth, Va. This position he held
with distinguished ability for two years,
when he resigned, returned to Bucks county,
and studied law nnder Judge Fox;of Doyles
town. Having been admitted to the bar, he
attended and finished his legal studies at
the Cambridge University law school.
While at Cambridge, the war with Mex
ico broke out, and Col Davis with patriotic
zeal volunteered his services, and enlisted
in the Massachusetts regiment then being
raised by the Hon. Caleb Cashing. He was
immediately made Adjutant ot the regiment,
and in that capacity and various staff ap
pointments served during Ihe war, partici
pating in all those great battles which re
flected so much credit upon the arms ol the
United States. For gallant conduct he was
promoted to a Captaincy, and held that
rank during the last year of the war.
Upon the conclusion ol peace, Col. Da
vis commenced the practice of law in
Doy!es.ow&, and continoed in the quiet
pursuit of his legal labors until 1853, when
be was called upon by President Pierce to
accept the position of United States District
Attorney for the Territory of New Mexico.
He proceeded to New Mexico in October
of that year, and held the position of Dis
trict Attorney until 1854, when he was ap
pointed Secretary, of State for the Territory,
and in that capacity was acting Governor
and Superintendent of Indian affairs fur
four years until November, 1857, when he
resigned the position and returned to his
home in Bucks county. , In 1850 he pur
chased the Doylestown Democrat, published
in Bucks county, which he still owns and
When therebellion commenced in 1861,
Colonel Davis immediately volunteered '
his services, and raised the first armed man
in his native county and congressional dis-'
trict. With a company of eiphty-tnen he j
immediately marched to llarrisborg, joined
the 25th Pa. regiment, and served through-
out the three months' campaign in the army ;
of the Upper Potomac, commanded by
Major General Patterson.
At the expiration ol his term of service
in Sep'ember, 1861, he was mustered oot,
and relnming to Bucks county, immediately
raised a regiment of io fan try, (104th Pa.)
and a six-gun battery, uner special iustruc
tions from the War Department.
On the 1st of November, 1861, he pro
ceeded to Washington with bis regiment,
and was immediately placed in command
of a brigade, Irom which time he contin
ued in active service, fexcept when disa
bled by wounds,) until the 1st of October
18P4 when he was mustered out, by rea
son of the expiration of bis term of ser
vice His gallant regiment served one year in
the army of the Potomac, and was after
wards trsnsferred to the army of North Car
olina, then to South Carolina.
Colonel Davis commanded a br gade or
division during the greater part of three
jears He was severely wounded by a rifle
ball in the left elbow at the terrible battle of
Fair Oaks, and was also shot in itie breast
by a spent ball at the same engagement.
The Colonel participated in all the oper
ations before Charlea'on, commanding a
brigade or division during the entire period.
From the 1st day of January to the 1st
of April, iie had command of the siege op
erations on Morris Island directed against
Charleston, having nnder his command a
division of three brigades, and in July,
1864, at the battle of John's Island, S. C,
his righl hand was carried away by a shell.
While serving in ihe Department of South
Carolina, Davis had, a! different periods,
command of Follv Island, Beaufort and the
District of Hilton Head. The colors of his
regiment, now among the archives of the
Commonwealth, bear the names of York
town, Lee's Mills, Chickahominy, Savage
Station, Fair Oaks, Seven Piues, White Oak
Swarrp, Carter's Hill, James Island, siege
of Charleston, and John' Island.
Col. Davis has numerous testimonials
from the ablest generals under whom he
has served, complimenting bim in the high
est terms upon his bravery in batile, and
the faithful discharge of his military duties.
In early life he received the degree of A
M. from his Alma Mater, and he is also an
honorary member of the Pennsylvania His
torical Society, and of the Long Island His
torical Society. He is not unknown to the
literary world, being the author of a work
on New Mexico, published by Harper &
Brother in 1856, and he has now ready for
press a history of ihe conquest of New
Mexico by the Spaniaids. He has also
been a frequent contributor to the press, and
the periodicals of the day.
Our candidate for Surveyor General, Lieuf
Col. John P. Linton, is a young man.ot
about ihirty-three years, a native of Cam
bria county, a pore patriot, an honest, up
right man, and a splendid representative ol
the incorruptible mountain Democracy. He
is the son of Robert P. Linton, at various
times Sheriff of the county, and grandson of
Peter Levergood, Esq., who, many years
sgo, was -Canal Commissioner of the Com
monwealth. By profession Col. Licton is a
lawyer, and before the war ha was fast
making tiis way to eminence at the county
bars. In general intelligence he is far
above the average, and professionally ha is
well known among the legal fraternity for
his acquirements. He was a student of
Jefferson College, and subsequently studied
law with, and became the law partner of
Hon. Cyrus L. Pershing. This latter fact is
of itself a guarantee for his intelligence
When, in 1861, the war was brought up
on the country, he was a lieutenant of a
holiday volonteer company. Mainly thro'
his efforts the organization was retained,
the company recruited to the maximum
number, and, upon the declination of other
officers, he was unanimously proclaimed
captain. With his company he faithfully
served during the three month's campaign.
At the termination of the three months'
campaign, Linton, Campbell and M'Der
mott at once recruited a regiment, the 54th,
and the officers were soon after, in August,
1861, commissioned as follows : Col., Jacob
M.Campbell; (Republican candidate for
Survejor General;) Lieut. Col., Bernard
M'Dermott ; (one of the soldiers of the
war with Mexico;) Major, John P. Linton.
Subsequen:ly Colonel M'Dermoti resigned
on account of ill health, which, on February
1st, 1863, advanced Major Linton to the
position of Lieutenant Colonel.
The regiment was immediately assigned
to duty alotig the Baltimore & Onio Rail
road. During the whole of the early period
of (he war, when the month of tbe Shen
andoah Valley was (he scene of constant
alarms and raids, the 54th Regiment was
6tretched as a cordon" of protection to the
lower tier of Pennsylvania counties. We
have not lime nor space in this article to
follow ihe regiment thronghits later history,
this will sffrd matter for subsequent arti
cles. It is sufficient to say that after about
two years of detached service, the regiment
was ordered Jo take part in ihe active oper
ation up the Valley. During most of this
later and more active period of service, Col
Campbell, (now the Republican candidate
for Surveyor General.) was absent from the
regiment, so that Col Linton had the honor
of leading ihe 54th in the battles of New
market, and Piedmont.. And most bravely
and gallantly he led his regiment on thos
disastrous fields. In both those battles he
was severely wounded, but although for a
time compelled to go home for treatment!
he scarcely remained long enough from his
post to fully recover so wedded was he to
his regiment, his duty and the serious work
required of him .
When the 54th w ss subsequently ordered
to the front, before Petersburg, Col. Linton,
we believe, still retained direct command
and again led his men in those hard fought
engagements which proved disastrous to
that gallant old regiment. Hereafter we
shall furnish a detailed history of this reg
iment and it s commander in battle.
Col. Linton is a candidate of whom the
Democracy may leel proud. There ia not
positively a speck or flaw in his history or
character. His claims do not rest alone up
on his military services. He is a just man
an honest, an honorable and true man.
He coolJ not evade a duty if he would and
he would not if he could. He never com
promises with wrong, and in the same man
ner that he performs his own duty he is
exacting upon others subject to his control.
But, though firm and unyielding where
right and honor are concerned, he is one of
the most temperate and agreeable ol men
in all the social relations. Should he be
elected, the people can rely upon having
secured an officer who will be an ornament
and gain to the State one whom neither
party nor personal nor family friendship,
can swerve from duty. Patriot if Union.
Death of Jespcr Harding. Esq. ,
It is with feelings of profound regret that
we announce the death of Jesper Harding,
E.q., which took place on ths morning ofthe
2Iot,at the residence of his son, Chestnut
Hill. Mr. Harding was one of the oldest
publishers in the country. He was born in
1790, in this city, and began bis career in the
U'titti States Gazette. At the e irly age of
eighteen he commenced the publication of
the Pennsylvania Inquirer, and continued to
manage that until it was merged in the
present Philadelphia L.quirer. Mr. Harding
was also extensively engaged ia the publi
cation of bibles and other works, auJ was
proprietor of a large paper mill. At ihe
time of his death Mr. Harding was collect
or ol U. S. Internal Reveuus for the First
District of this Slate. Mr. Harding was
eminently social in his nature, andhis death
will be deplored by a large circle of attach
ed friends. Age, 22L
Thk Government Negro Boahdikq Housb
A Newport correspondent ol the Balti
more Gazette says :
"The blacks seem to have entire pos
session of Hampton and vicinity. In the
immediate neighborhod there are some
fifteen thousand, to the most of whom the
Government is issuing rations, the rations
increasing daily, as the negroes comedown
the Peninsula and locate hereabout. There
are said to be in the three counties of Eliz
abeth City, York, and Warwick forty thou
sand blacks; but few of them have any
visible means of money-getting, although
they seem to be well supplied with green
backs. Many people feel great uneasiness,
tearing an insurrection among them.
Aronnd Hampton such a thing is hardly to
he feared, tor a sufficient military force from
Fortress Monroe could be on the sp6l in
half an hour. Indeed, things are in a very
unsettled state hereabouts, and from appear
ances promise to remain so for some time.
- "The Pot Calling the Kettle Black"
Judge Kelly, Republican member of Coo
press from Philadelphia, and a leader in bis
pary, has written a letter called forth by a
speech made by ex-Secretary Cameron, in
which he handles that individual without
gloves. Some of the charges made in the
letter are quite interesting as showing the
kind of men who are high in the confidence
of the so called Republican . party. We
make some extracts.. Says Judge Ke'Jr
and his exposures remind us of the famil
iar adage ''when rogues fall out tbe troth
comes to light;" - ,
"1 was but a youth when I first beard the
name of Simon Cameron, and it was as the
berpetrator of a great crime.' He had been
made the agent of the Government to carry
a large amount of money, duethem, to the
Winnebago. Indians, and bad taken advan
tage of their ignorance and helplessness to
enrich himself. Those of yoa who had
then attained to manhood, tbongh yon may
not, atter the lagse of so many years, revive
the burning indignation with which you re
garded the infamous swindler of the poor
Indians, will doubtless remember that in
stead of paying them the specie which the
Government confided to him for the purpose,
he retained it and gave them tbe notes of
the Middletown Bank, of which he was an
owner. At their encampment io the remote
wilderness these notes were utterly worth
less. The Indians could not use them for
any purpose there, nor carry them to Mid
dletown for redemption. Bat what was
hat to Simon Cameron?
"For more 'than thirty years, I have
watched the tortuous career of this man and
have never seen reason to abandon my first -impression
of his character. Whether act
ing with the Democratic, the Know Nothing
or the Republican party fof he has In turn
disgraced them all, he has never been false
to his crimnal instincts. He .has endeavor
eb to turn them all to profitable account.
His ambition is sordid and panders to bis
avarice, and he measures honors by the
perquisites they expose to his grasp. He .
has no confidence in the people, and is
aware that they distrust him. His speech
of Thursday evening was not characteristic
of him for he is not prone to the use of in-
ftruments. His habit is to point the stiletto,
but to em; toy another hand to drive it home.
Though an active participant in the politic
of his country and State lor more than half
a century, during which long period be has
pursue J the profits of office, of jobs of con
tracts, with eager and claslees assiduity, be
has never dared to permit his name to be
presented to the people of county or Slate as
a candidate for any elective office. He
crawls to the leet o! ihe appointing power.
He cares not who may be King, so that he
may "still be Vicar of Bray," and to that
end be chaffers with and corrupts weak and
needy members of Conventions and the
Legislature of both parties."
Yet this same man was taken into tbe
first Cabinet organized nnder the rule ofthe
Republican party, and placed in a position
where he could past, upon the loyally of
American citizens aud arrest and imprison
hem. But this, Judge Kelly says, was the
result, not only cl "begging," but of "bar
gaining. r; We quote again;
'He begged and bargained for tbe infla--ence
which induced Mr. Lincoln to invite
him to a seat in his Cabinet. It was now
fondly hoped, by those who had not sound
ed the depth of his depraVity, thit, being
old and rich, he would take advantage of
such an opportunity to prove that he could'
be honest, and could administer a trust
without turning il to his owe profi', or han
ding the fund over to his creatcres, to be
used on joint account. How sadly these
hopes were disappointed is attested by the .
brevity of bis term of office, and the cir
cumstances under which it closed.
In less than one year from the day oo'
which Simcn Cameron was installed as
Secretary of war, Congress, though at that
early day it had before it but partial evi
dence of his crimes, indignantly drove bim
from that high office. Two-thirds of the
members ot tbe lower House were friends
of the AJminis-ration, and would gladly
have sustained each member ot it as they
did its distinguished head.
"You can imagine how painful it must
have been to them to find themselves
constrained by duty to proclaim the fact
that ihe first man the head of their party
had been induced to appoint as the succes
sor ot John B. Floyd bad exhibited greater
aptitude than he for his worst tricks. But
il became inevitable, for this old matt, not."
withstanding his boasted and reputed mill
ions, believes that one of his name ia never
r ch enough until he has a little more, and,
to save their party and the country, the
frieods of ihe Administration in ihe House
bad to proclaim his infamy and denounce
his crimes. Nor was the vote by which
they did it a meager one. His friends, aod
those who would most gladly have averted
this digrace from our State, could rally bot
one third of ihe House against the resolution
And what followed? Driven from the Cab-
"met by the censure of his own party, Mr.
Cameron was sent to represent the Ameri
can people at the conrt ol St. Petersburg!
Was the man whose record is given above,
by one of his own parry, a fit representative
of the Uni'.ed States at one of the first courts
of Europe? Many thought not, and said so,
perhaps tbe appointment was, like thit to
the Cabinet, the result ol "bargaining," and ,
so, while those who were not subservient to
the Administration condemned the appoint
ment in Rannbtican mess bad no word of
( disapproval of the disgrace.