Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, June 29, 1864, Image 1

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VOL. 10.-NO. 44.
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Learn to think and learn to labor.
Better to wear out than rust ;
Help yourself and aiJ your neighbor,
On your own exertions trust ;
Though your progress may be slcwly,
Toiling on from year to year
Though you may be poor and lowly,
lie a man and persevere.
2v'ow' tlio time be up aud doing.
Time once past none can recall.
Hoth and ignorance lead to ruin,
Think and labor, ore end all ;
Monuments of stone will crumble
Fall like leaves before the blast ;
5ut simple traths. howuver humble,
Will, through couiitless ages last.
Knowledge is a crystal fountain.
All who choose may freely drink ;
Grains of sand will form a mountain,
Learn to labor and to think.
Learning dwells ruitin a collego,
ITse your hand and use your brain,
Were mankind possessed with knowledge,
How long would a tyrant reign f
Artemu3 YTard on tie Presidency.
Knny Chap wot posse sses the most obtoose
intelleck cannot fa!e to perceiv that a inuteh
lier porhun of the rebs' Nuthern hens air
in favur of George B. Little Mackiellan fi.r
the nex Cheef "Magistral. I iu:ike no
dowt his frens thinks lie voodmaik a sweet
rres. CKoruin tu rnair ideeov tiling, lie
wood 2 .sweet. Tha thinks J. Da vice
niaiks a tiptop I 'res. As Presidunt Geo.
wiHiuentearitate hisSuthern bruthurn much.
Skarcoly. But 1 doant heleav fur enny
length uv niomence that 3Iaek wood maik
the Lest Pies, the wurld ever saw. On the
contrary, 1 think he vod tnaik the wust
tho it wood be pretty difficult tu maik a
wusUr than J. Bukannon. (ieo. i. wood
cut, Iu fur a Union Pies, lie hath his
Jaulce. Ef he wos nommynated for a grair
difrirer, ur a boss in a oar quarries. I wood
tat sa neigh. As a diger he's larg. I mite
say he's immence. As Cheef Magi l-trait ov
the U. S. he'd he shaikv. Rather, sifoiir
iie'd otkupide the cheer long he'd hev
Worshinttun bitty ting up anloktedat iio
hoken, N. .Jersey. May Le Jie'd send mit
iui; to the Lair lianded shivelry, aibnr tiny
Satttld with the mudsiiz nv the North.
I'raj's I'm i ether hevvy on Geo. Wunct I
induced him. J kaulcd him Poneilvany's
run. 1 uideiit stop tu enquier wether lie
was Aboli.-hionist, Copperhedishinist, Gree
lyishiiuiist. or J. C. liennetitionist. Gooist
r .lentileist, so he wood krush the Bmos as
he proinist. tu du push 'em tu the vol as
i:e sed lie'd du. When George had kum
luand uv the Petomick uv the army, he
s-cd tumaik straterpek muvemenee toardi
ilichmiiud, and immejitly Undo liisse'.t in
U'orshingtun. Now ef he maik-? sirator
ji''k immanence toardz Worshinitiiu he will
:!Hi hissed
urn m
ier plase r?.:
ictn-t.-t tu Sauk- iliver !
I doant think KlemmenL Vailan-lin-jham
".yiod uiaik a sootable Pres. fur the -sorth.
Kli'in has his folee 2. TIezo umpthin I
v.iijiii! say wautrht but the fust letter soTinds
like Trater. An that's wot aileth him.
JvUiif v.ood soot the iSutheni and Nuthern
ia b. 2 a T.
i'rans ?dr. Tout lioorypard wood fill the
j Va-i-at-any-price jiart-. " I air free 2 konfes
Tur.t -.You'd till the l'residonehul cheer with
as much a dvautiye tu tiie Nortli as eny uth
er Copperlied, Lut lie's not the pippin or
'luinch of the undersindz eye. Hardly.
Hi- 2, hath Lis fake. Like them fust naim-i-J.
lie sympathises with the JSowth.
Thair iz ut'ier candydaits naimed hi the
piece party. 'hoedent wunder ef tha had
a liankerin arter J. ekannon agin. Wen
J. 1J. wus 'reasydunt, he m.vxt things up
'O'lpcrbly. Kf it hadent a bin fer Jeems an
las fi-stiv party, we eoodent now hos e ov a
var ; we eoodent boste ov payen 75 sence a
j imnd fr.r butter, an uther things in ro-l-.urslin
; we eoodent boste wecoodent
v,. )V, c')u-'ritl'ste ' food we? But .Teems
v" "..;-!.t be K-vted. 1 lain he was run fur
.'.!:tahle an wuz defeeted.
IVrcbans the N. Y. l'iece men will brini?
"Ut .'ir. Kinma eh for the pel
i-"?i-X ninik a ktv
iu anuther. She
ly i res. in l cents out no
luvs the shivelrv not two
is uther l'alse.
ii-uo;ivj vconr tlit? ivnie
kind uv cloze.
" bur swar is
Web is out of bur spc;
i'i the im:ty .vowth. rer the hennybt nv
.li"SK which hassent. herd ov lhiinia, I will
'-:;it that she air a femail whieli niaiks
stjni'.ii speech iz oecaioneliy fur. J. Daviee.
I i't tf she ever t'its a huzbind heel Lclf tu
ty artunid ! -
K':n Charles Frecment are bin nommy-
iti.-l fur lVes. Jomiy is a hunky boy but
lins :v kupio of faulce. The 1st is his
Jiiiie !i:is nauirht kum. . The 2nd is, he
wnt k k-ctffl. He's got in the rongbote.
nat CIccvland boteaira leeky kunsani, and
stiiclz a littel coppery. I think your hum
j'e sarvint eood run ier Pre", without gitten
w-Kted, a e v ns the next man. or enny
vliMr man. Them hotheaded chappys oil
rthe country who air nsm Jonz naim
i'l Utter refrane. They shood taik B.
rniuk ifkott's adviee, an put
munny in
re purses.
. Freemont an the Cops air uiutchly
"J t lie .-aim tate with Gait Smith and W.
ntlnps. Jaek i;xe greanbax, but the Cops
thaigh aint wurth nuthen. Them's
different at wickst 'em. Ef the Cops
'-iit ihink they's luvly, let em immygrait
VJ Uie Sutlinn Prmfhivr-irv. an lokait fl-
n.n.i .. .
m TU CU1U 0,'tn an th.e llebs want let
tl f Ie orth- the Union men wants
Ti' e's to outn an taa 'vv'oant
-- j- l h'n shows that we air the moast gen-
'rovthe2. . ; . .
tarstly, thare U anutlier man named for
Presidency.- : v -
J?ps youve heerd ov him. Ilia 1 st name
JJ 15tcr honest Old Abe Lincoln. That's
Iarst name, 2. A. L. is the Cheef a-
, 's mare irens whair snimplasters air as
7i3s Kisop Polkburries, an abowt as
ffinll!e Tn thn Snwtli tha TTnmn luon
mong 43 thousan an the 1 oltogethcr luvly.
As a Pres. I air free to admit that he's
Gorjeus. Others thinks so, two. He's bin
ninnin the meshene 3 yearz, with traters,
copperheds, and uther filthy vannens put-
tmijr on tiwj breaks, iiut tha laled tu stall
him. He's a bringin her thru all O. K.,
skrushin slavery, seceshiu. an a sroodiy por
tion of Confedrasy under its wheel, in troo
Juarernot stile.
Give us Linkc-n or give us Old Abe. We
air not petkkuler, as either will due. The
Dutchmen will voat fer Aib. becaws Liber
ty, Litiken, Logger here, and Limberger
cheese begin with a L. The Irish will voat
fer him becaws Praties an Irish Whiskey
doant begin with ah.
The cops woant voat fer him heoaws Lib
erty, Luv-uv-conr.try, Lick -t he-re) els, and
Linken begin with a L. Tha will vote for
Geo J)., beca.vs 3Iizry, idurder, Missygena
tion, and MackLelian begin with a 31.
Thine ontiley, A. Ward, Jr.
General Grant in Camp.
Gen. Grant in camp! Who would not
like to see him ? A pastor of New York
city wont out for the Christian Commission.
! He had, of course, a trreat desire for a per
sona! interview with the Lieut. General.
But li. wa to:d he could not gain access to
him ::: all crmid rot see him even. He re
solved to try. With three friends of the
Commission, he set out, found the tent of
the General and made for it. Advancing
towards the front he at once saw that the
tent was occupied. A person sat near the
entrance, iie was eoatless, sitting in his
shirt sleeves ; his vest was unbuttoned ; his
feet were i:i slippers and raised upon a stool;
he was alone, reading a newspaper and had
a cigar in his lmnzth. As tho three gentle
men arproached. he looked up. One of
them asked., '"is this General Grant's tent."
He somewhat modestly replied, "That's my
name." "Will you allow three New York
clergymen, soon to go home, to take you by
the hand V" "With the greatest of pleas
ure," was the response ; "I am glad to see
you gentlemen; take seats." "How do
you endure the campaign?" was asked.
With great tenderness he replied : "Finely,
f only wish my men endured it as well."
One of them said : "I was in hopes to have
a ticnded you to Kichniond, General, before
I went home." To which Gen. Grant re
sponded in emphatic tones looking the cler
gyman earnestly in the eye, "I expect to go
there." While the conversation was going
on, the incessant rattle of musketry rang
along the air like millions of crackers undei
millions of barrels on a Fourth of July.
Bang, bang, in the distance sounded the
booming guns. Shot and shell whizzed in
t lie air: but calm and unmoved and confident-
sat the Lieutenant General, as if in the
summer-house of bis own home at Galena.
With this immense responsibility ou him,
Icd every true American say, "God bless the
brave. ' '
Eloquence cf Andy Johnson.
The following is one of the most truly el
oquent passages ever spoken.. It is from a
speech delivered by Andrew Johnson in A
pril last to a mass meeting of the people of
Knoxville and vicinity :
"My countrymen ! my heart reams to
ward you ; I love you ; I am one of you.
1 have climled yonder mountains that you
have c'imbed. yonder mountains rock-ribbed
and glowing in sunshine, in whose gorges, in
whose caverns, your sons, hunted like wild
beasts, have fallen to rise no more. I do not
speak of these things to draw your tears. - It
is not the time for tears, but for biows. I
speak of them that I inay fire your heart
with holy indignation, and nerve your arms
for unconquerable fight. And I speak of
them because the mountains seem to talk to
me. My home is among the mountains,
and though it is not far away, I cannot go
to it. It is the place where I met her and
loved her, and married her who is the moth
er of my children. Bo I not love the moun
tains, then l And if liberty is to expire, if
freedom is to be destroyed, if my country,
in all its length and breadth, is to tremble
beneath the oppressor's tread, let the flag,
the dear old flag, the last flag be planted on
yon rocky heights, and upon it let there be
this inscription : "Here is the end of all
that is dear to the heart and sacred to the
memory of man."
A Kind Word For "Mother." De
spise not thy mother when she is old. Age
tiny wear "and waste a mother's beauty ;
strength, limbs, senses, and estate; but her
relation as mother is as the sun when it
goes forth in its might, for it is always in
the meridian, and knoweth no evening.
The person may be gray headed, but her
mother'y relation is ever in its flourish. It
may be autumn, yea, winter with a woman,
but with the mother, as mother, it is always
A Yankee made a bet with a Dutchman
that he would swallow him. The Dutch
man lay down upon the table, and the Yan
kee, taking his big toe in his mouth, nipped
it severely. 'Oh, you are bitting me !' roar
ed the Dutchman. 'Why you old fool !'
replied the Yankee, 'did you think I was
going to swallow you whole. '
A witty gentleman, speaking of a friend
who was prostrated by illness, remarked,
that he could hardly recover, since his con
stitution was all gone. 'If his constitution
is all gone,' said a bystander, 'I do not see
how he lives at all.' 'O,' responded the
wag, "he lives on the by-laws."
A private, belonging to the army of North
ern Virginia, has had a furlough granted
him by order Gen Lee, for 840 days. lie
was entitled to this long leave under the ar
my order granting a certain number of days
for each recruit furnished. . ,
A Measure of iniquity A quart bottle
holding little more than a pint.
: Eehel View of our Nominations a Ea.il
Splitter and a Tailor Jeff Davis Relies
on the Democrats the Interest of the De-
mocry is to w eaken our Armies and Des
troy our Finances, etc.
The following article from the Richmond
Examiner of June 13th, plainly shows that
the Kebels' hope of success is in the tri
umph of the Democracy in the coming Pres
idential election. The Examiner says that
"it is the interest of the Democrats to do
"their utmost to weaken the Federal army
"and discredit Federal Finance," (just
the very thing they have been doing all
along.) as a means to insure the failure of
the Union army, elect a Democratic Presi
dent, divide the country and establish the
Southern Confederacy. Much as this an
nouncement may surprise the unwary, nev
ertheless it is but in unison with the course
pursued by the Copperhead leaders during
the past three years. They have persistent
ly endeavored, by word and action, during
these years, to weaken our armies and de
preciate the credit cf the Government.
However, thus far they have accomplished
but little. True, they have prevented en
listments in innumerable instances, and to
that extent did weaken our armies, j-et the
Government, by the aid of the patriotic
masses in furnishing men and money, has
tpadily and determinedly pursued its ap
pointed mission, the crushing out of the re
bellion, and to-day ve find it pressing back
the traitor horde just as surely as it has at
any former period during the war. But we
ask the reader to carefully peruse the arti
cle from the Examiner, and then deny the
fact that the object of the Southern Traitors
and Northern Copperheads is not ideutical
the defeat of the Union Armies and the
recognition of the Southern bogus Confed
"The convention of Black Republicans in
Baltimore have renominated for President
of their country Abraham Lincoln, the Il
linois rail-splitter, and for Vice President
Andrew Johnson, known in the West as the
Teniieasee tailor, one of the meanest of that
craft ; whether they shall ever be eleeted or
not depends upon the Confederate army al
together. The people of the enemy's coun
try have now two Black Republican "tick
ets' ' before them ; and the Democrats are
to come yet.
All these several movements we are obliged
to watch, and, if possible, understand by
reason of their possible effects upon the war,
othewise we have no earthly interest in the
matter ; and if we were now at peace with
the nation it would be altogether indiffer
ent to us what ape, or hyena, or jackass
they set up to govern them.
The great army of contractors, then, and
office-holders in short, those who live by
the war, and on the country have succeed
ed, at last, in starting Lincoln for another
race. It amounts to a declaration that the
conventioners desire to see four years more
in all respects like unto the last four years.
They want no change at all ; to the present
incumbents of power and profit, all woi ks
well enough as-it is. They care little, per
haps, about the 'Emanciption Proclamation,'
or the exact definition which may be ap
plied to Lincoln, as an immediate, or essen
tial, or contingent Abolitionists ; care little
indeed about politics at all, or principles, or
the destiny of their nation, or other "ab
stractions" of that sort ; they are practical
men. and what they know and feel in their
inmost sculs is, that four more years of rev
eling at will in treasure and plunder will
make them ail ricli enough, them and their
descendants to the third uud fourth gener
ation. It appears, also, that Lincoln and his
friends have been lucky, so far, in the ill
success of Grant and Buttler, and in their
precise measure of ill success. If either of
these two had taken Richmond before the
Convention, then Butler or Grant would
have been nominated for President. If they
had been already utterly and decisively de
feated, and their armies cut to pieces, then
neither Lincoln nor any other Black Repub
lican wouM have had the slightest chance of
election. So essential was it for the right
guidance of the Convention in this matter
that Grant should not take Richmond, nor
be advancing in triumphant march towards
it, that the New York Times, Lincoln's "or
gan," took care to publish at length a dis
mal account of the bloody defeat inflicted on
the Federals on the 3d of June, and to ex
press the opinion that it was a most disastrous
affair. This was true ; but the Times did
not state it because it was true. The Times
stated it, notwithstanding that it was true,
in order to lower Grant's stock in the Con
vention, just in the nick of time and suc
ceeded. Our soldiers who on the 3d strewed
the earth in front of their intrenchments
with 12,000 dead and wounded Yankees,
then and there secured the nomination of
Lincoln over Grant.
Lincoln, then, and his gang have been
lucky, as we said, so far. But to win his
election in November this indecisive work
of the Federal armies, neither triumphantly
victorious nor hopelessly cut to pieces nei
ther taking Richmond nor taken by Rich
mondwill not do at all. Grant and Butler
are now at Liberty to achieve the most bril
liant suscess they can, and The New lork
Times will not tell the truth any more when
it is unfavorable to them.- In fact, the Lin
coln party ha? been reconciled to the delay
in capturing Richmond by this considera
tion, among others that the Fourth of Ju
ly approaches ; and they are aware of the
theory entertained by their old acquaintance,
Pemberton, now in high favor at Richmond,
and commandinglthe fortifications of the city,
namely ; that the Fuorth of July is the very
best day to surrender a place to the Yankee
army, because, in the warmph of their grat
lticatiou at celebrating their anniversary with
a triumph, they give good terms. It is like
approaching a boi vivant after dinner to ask
bini for a favor. And, accordingly, the
1 amcee nation is now holding itself prepared
to put on its most gracious smiles and ac
cord to us tho same tender consideration
which has been shown to the citizens of
A icksburg. Let them only haul down our
uag on that auspicious morning, and read
their Declaration of Independence on our
Capitol Suqare, and Lincoln is already elected
President. In this stage of the business al
so, howeverj our army has a voice and if
it shall continue to baffle, repulse, and cut
up the Federal forces, and finally drive them
from the soil of Virginia, as we fervently
trust, then this Baltimore nomination will
not gain Lincoln a single vote in November.
I n that case who wiil b the ncrt, Provi
dent in the enemy's country ? Not Fremont
with his "radical abolition." The era for
that school of pohtic-3 will lie past. But
there remains another nartv the Demo
crats ; they being also divided at present
into ar wemocrats and J'eace Democrats,
but wl o would all be Peace Democrats in
the event supposed that is, in the event of
a total f ailure of the Federal campaign of
1804. Now the verv latest intellisrence
brought us from that country by a special
channel informs us of these two further facts
that the popular mind became at once
wildly agitated on the announcement of this
tSaitunore nomination ; and that in Mary
and, especially, disturbance was apprehen
ded. In fact, the Democrats of tho North.
who have waited four years, not too patient
ly, trusting to regrain the power and profit
which they but lately held to be a Demo
cratic inheritance, must naturally be provoked
beyond endurance at this audacious attempt
oi iiincom and Oeward to ride roughshod o
ver them four years more.
We learn that the Democrats are now uni
versally turning their thoughts to Franklin
Pierce and the Connecticut Seymour as their
nominees for President and Vice President.
To give them the least chance of electing
those two advocates of peace, Grant must
be defeated, the invasion must collapse and
die out, and the very name of War must be
come a word of horror,uttered with loathing
and execration. The reform, it is the inter
est of the Democrats to do their very utter
most to weaken the Federal army, discredit
Federal finance, in short, to extinguish the
war altogether, in order to extinguish the
party which invented the war and gov
erns it ami lives by it.
The last significant fact, which come to us
by special advices is, that immediately on
the Baltimore nomination, gold rose to one
hundred and ninety-seven. Gold is a sen
sitive substance, and it feels another shiver,
and sinks back yet 'a little mo: c into its
crypts, at the idea of another f jur years of
Lincoln and Chase, and those dreadful paper-mills
and steam-presses, the smoke of
whose fatal machinery ascendeth up for ever
and ever.
Here, then, are the elements of trouble
and storm, which happily threatened to in
terfere, not with Lincoln selection, but with
tiie peace of 1 ankee society. Before Novem
ber the whole North may be writhing in intes
tine convulsions ; her brute mass now pres
sing us so heavily may be flung off, and this
Confederacy may be standing erect, redeem
ed, radiant, triumphant, shaking her in
vincible lock" in the sun.
For all this, we look to the Confederate
Army. Lee, Beauregard and Johnson can
both give the Yankees a President and make
us well rid of them and their Presidents for
A good one is told of General Grant. As
he was in the cars on his way to the front,
a newsboy came in crying out "Life of Gctv
eral Grant !" One of the General's Aids
pointing to the General, told the boy he
guessed that man would buy a copy. The
boy approached the General, who asked him
carelessly, "who is Gen. Grant?" The boy
replied, "you must be a d d greeny not to
know Gen. Grant !" The General, after
that of course bought his life !
Men often, often say "no trust," and per
haps they are often right. But Nature de
mands the ullest trust of all who seek her
gifts. The words "no trust" are never
written upon her door posts. It is all trust,
when the seed is sown, that she will surren
der it again ; all trust when the blades is
green. that the harvest will notfail; all trust
that the sweet influence of the Pleiades will
be shed, and the singing birds return.
An itinerant phrenologist stopped at a
rustic farm house, the proprietor of which
was busily engaged in threshing. "Sir, I'm
a phrenologist. Would you like me to ex
amine the heads of j-our children. I will do
it cheap." "Wall," said the farmer, paus
ing between the strokes, "I rather guess
they don't need it. The old woman combs
them with the fine tooth comb once a
Two peddlers in Centre County,Pa., have
been pushing their trade after a new fashion.
One of them traveled a day in advance
of the other and refused to receive Lock
Haven Bank notes as worthless, and the
people gladly traded with the other, who
said he would take the notes, as he 'was in
debt to the bank. -
Our devil says that getting in love is some
what like getting drunk, the more a fellow
does it the more he wants to.
"Man was created 'a little lower than the
angels,' and he has been getting 'a littla
lower ever since.' "
lie preaches well who lives well.
Fretfulness is a great lender of misery.
It begins its loans to very young borrow
ers ; and there is great dancer that if its
debtors draw on it early they will become
sad spendthrifts of misery, and scarcely ev
er be able to free themselves from the
clutches of their hard task and creditor
There is nothini mora snrv.fiil
people unnecessarily miserable than a fret!
ful, discontented spirit. It works ill in
two ways : it causes its victims to think bad
jy oi tnemseives, and (what is worse) to
think badly of other people, too. Fretful
ness and peevishness are very much under
our own control. Men can choose to what
extent thevwill teruiito!rriintstnnvstn l?iv
influence over them, and the character of
t nat influence. An eccentric person, of the
ooimsonian scnooi, lias made a sort of a la
we on this subject He maintains that all
kinds of weather may he made charming to
a man if lie so will ; that if lie will go out
m the ram, without any deience, and pre
tend to know nothing about the showers,
the rain will cease for him, each drop ex
claiming : 'It is no use raining upon that
man, he does not mind it. ' There is a mor
al to that fable ; and we'may be sure that
if, instead of allowing every slight incident
in personal, social or family life to rufile our
tempers and make us wretched, we were de
termined to regard fewer of them, the wear
and tear of life would be much less, and days
and hours would pass more pleasantly. In
every house every day there are trivial cir
cumstances which, if dwelt upon, will cause
trouble for a long time, but which are .so
small that they should never be noticed.
Said Cervantes, 'Hast thou a mind to quar
rel with thy wife ? Bid her bring water to
thee in the sunshine : a very fair quarrel
may be about motes in the clear water. Yes;
great misery all borrowed, none of it ne
cessary is brought to frtiniliies by the fret
ful, catious, queiTulous scoldings that occur
every day ; by the ridiculous, persecuting,
vexing, vixenish notice taken of paltry
things at home. Fathers and mothers !
brothers and sisters ! if our homes are tole
happy, joyous places, hunt out mere fretful
ness, and make the love borne by one to the
other as considerate to mutual liappiness as
is the courtesy that is paid by and to stran
gers. A Parrot Called as a Witness.
A man lost a favorite parrot, which was
found in the possession of another person,
who refused to give it up. He was accord
ingly summoned to produce the bird in a
court of law. The real owner, on being
asked how he could prove that it belonged
to him, replied that the parrot should be his
only witness. It was then brought to court
in a cage covered with cloth, and began to
whistle the tune "Take your time, Miss
Lucy," while some subject was discussed
by the court. Its owner then put his face
to the cage, and desired the parrot to kiss
him, which the bird did most affectionately,
"lie will do the same to any one," said the
defendant ; and on putting his mouth to the
cage, the parrot seized his lip and bit it se
verely, to the great amusement of t he court.
Its owner then took it out of the cure and
kept it on his hand, when the bird answer
ed several questions put to it in a ready and
extraordinary manner, and also showed so
much affection for its master that the J udere
immediately ordered the parrot to be restor
ed to him, and the defendant had to pay
ail expenses.
Mr. Lincoln's Last Anecdote.
A gentleman just returned from Washing
ton relates the following incident that trans
pired at the White House the other day.
Some gentlemen were present from the west,
excited and troubled about the commissions
and omissions of the administration. The
President heard them patiently and then
replied : "Gentleman,suppose all the prop
erty you were worth was in ' gold, and you
had put it in the hands of Blondin to carry
it across the Niagara River on a rope, would
you shake the cable or keep shouting out to
him Blondin stand up a little straighter
Blondin stoop a little more or a little fas
ter lean a little more to the North lean a
little more to the South ? No, you would
hold your breath as well as your tongue, and
keep your hands off until he was safe over.
'I he Government officers carrying an immense
weight. Untold treasures are in their hands.
They are doing the very best they can.
Don't badger them Keep silence and we'll
get you safe across. ' '
Vice President Hamlin.
At a 'republican ratification meetinc in
Bangor, Maine, Vice President Hamlin
made an address of some length, wherein
he took occasion heartily to commend the
nominations made at Baltimore, eulogizing
the President as a man of eminent ability,
and of unsurpassed integrity one who has
administered the government well, and who
will bring the nation out of its difficulties
and plant it on the eternal principles of lib
erty, lie also spoke of Mr. Johnson from
personal knowledge, as an incorruptible pa
triot, and eminently fitted and qualified for
the position to which he had been nomina
ted, and said that the ticket will have the
honest and hearty support of all true and
loyal men.
The Democrats of Chica.cro are erecting a
large building on the shore of Lake Michi
gan, for the accommodation of the Demo
cratic Convention. It will be G2S feet in
circumference, and will scat about 15,000
people. . I he Convention will occupy a rais
ed platform in the centre of an amphithea
tre, lrom which ail but delegates, reporters,
&c. , will be excluded. The building will
cost $5,000.
Brigham Young says, in one of his publica
tions, that he tries to live peaceably. Mar
rying Bixty wives is a strange way of adapt
ing means to that end.
An Execution in France.
The Paris correspondent of the London
Star of the 1st inst., writes as follows:
"An execution which has just taken place
at Versailles is very likely to increae the
repugnance manifested here to capital pun
ishment. The criminal was a man who
might well take his stand along with De la
a ommerais ana otemicampt. l he murder
he committed was on the person of an old
man witli whom he lodged at a place called
Lhene Rond, and whom he determined to
kill in order to prevent some scandalous rev
elations from being made, and to possess
himself of his victim's furniture. He exe
cuted his purpose w;ith a hammer ; and with
an art which could only be shown in such a
case by one wlio had been a butcher, cut up
the corpse, put it into a sack, and threw it
into a marl pit. After having ascribed the
murder to the agency of two unknown Bel
gians which reminded the Juge d'lnstruc
tion of the two bearded men Dumollard
used to talk of he made2 underpressure of
the magistrates, a partial avowal of his
crime. He was found guilty without exten
uating circumstances, and as Ids appeal to
the Court of Cessation and rrcours en graze
was ineffectual, he could not lor more than
a week have hoped that his sentence would
not be executed. Nevertheless he showed a
degree of resignation astonishing for such a
brutal nature as his. But on the morning
fixed for his execution, when the jailor and
the prison cliaplain entered his cell he awoke
wiih a start, saying, 'good morning,' Mon
sieur f Abbe.' 'My poor fellow,' returned
the priest, 'your last hour approaches. To
day you 'must appear Jjeibre God. But be
of good courage. : On learning this the con
demned man fell into a state of utter pros
tration, and a cold sweat covered his face.
He allowed himself to le !cd into the chap
el ; but mass was hardlv nvnr rrt in 9 fif
of delirium, he rushed against the wall as
it to force his way through it, and battered
it with his head so violentlv that ha di
rectly bathe in blood. The doctor ordered
a lotion of vinegar and water to be applied
to the wounded
done the culprit attempted to commit hui-
ecutioner and his aids appeared a few mo
ments later, and arranged, without meeting
any resistance, tne louctte Junebre. A. htof
complete sdijteur succeeded the violence
which was shown in the chapel. Brandy
was administered to stimulate the patient,
who was trans ro r ffvl tn the nn'snn r,n tt'I,iVi
conveyed him to tho scaffold. There he ap
peared m a state ot mdiscribable excite
ment, foaminpr at. fliA month oml itftonn
cries of despair like some wild animal. It
was found necessary to drag him from the
van and lm fh sffr. rF tha milllMmn
Several men, when he got there.had to take
noiu or mm to prevent lum lrom cvadiner
his .sentence, and to hch hia hnna n.l finf
while his head was severed from his body.
Lincoln and Johnson.
The Ohio State .Tnnrnnl nqMafittnr.llAt, tn.
- ' ' ' ' ' - uvn.(t uiuii
the fact that Abraham Lincoln and Andrew
Johnson are natives of Slave States. It
says :
Lincoln was horn in Kentucky in 1809, and
Johnson was born in North Carolina in
1808. Is it not a wonderful coincidence
in the history of these wonderful times
that two men, both born in slave States, both
born of poor parents, both subjected in
youth to all the depressing influences of the
aristocratic system of slavery without any
of its privileges, have Jjccome the standard-bearers
of Freedom against the aggres
sion of slavery? And it now 6eems in the
highest degree probable that in these two
men the Slave Stal have themselves giv
cn to the country the men who are to be
chiefly instrumental in eradicating and ut
terly wiping out slavery. From slave terri
tory these leaders of the hosts of Freedom
have sprung ; and are now to be made in
strumental in bringing about the abolish
ment of the accursed system of bondage
and oppression under which the parents of
these men were classified as among "poor
A law recently passed provides that if anr
person or persons, except as now authorized
by law, shall hereafter make or cause to be
made shall utter or pass, or attempt to ut
ter a pass, any coins of gold or silver, or
other metals, or alloys of metals, intended
for the use and purpose of current money,
whether in resemblance of coins of the Uni
ted States or of foreign countries, or of o
riginal design, every person so offending,
shall, on conviction thereof, be punished
by a fine not exceeding three thousand dol
lars, or by imprisonment for a term not ex
ceeding five years, or both, at the discretion
of the couri, according to the aggravation
of the offence.
Josh Billings savs : Thf bef l-InI
a dorg tew hev fur awl puriozes, iz a wood
en one. 1 ha don t kost mutch, and nn't
liable to git out ov repair. Tha ar ezv tew
keep, and yu allers no where to find 'em.
Tha aint kross to childrun when yu steep on
thare tails. Bi awl mcnes get a small won.
I never knu one of this brede to foller en
nybody oph.
The pearl fishery of Ceylon has been ruin
ed this year by an irruption of the skate
fish, which has killed the oysters. The
loss of revenue Ls said to amount to no less
than 50,000.
The transportation train of the Army of
the Potomac would make a line of,wagon3
sixty-two and a half miles in length, ac
cording to Gen. Meade.
Nearly fifty thousand acres of land in
Canada have been sown with flax thisyear
ten times as much as last year. '
Camels are now breeding regularly in
Australia, and are expected to be of gfeafc :
use in exploring expeditions.
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