Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, November 22, 1865, Image 1

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VOL. 12.-N0. 11.
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rill be made to yearly advertisers.
business givedont.
RTV BROTIJERS, Dealers in Square A Pawed
Wmber Ir, Goods, Groceries. -r,0-;.
i: .id Bornside Pa.,
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Manufacturer of
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oiieited-irboIes-Jeor "-
RANS A BARRETT, Attorneys at Law Clear
field. P- J
j, J.CB13. ' : :
R-tTvTAIXACE. Attorney at Law Clear
(s.M Pa office in Shaw's new xow. Market
., J ? "poiitMg''' Jewelry store May 26.
WATGIE. Watch and Clock Maker, and
11 .deafer i- batches. Jewelry. Ac Room in
tow, Market .treat. v.lO-
U Bm Pa "oErtinUraham's Row, fourdoo s !
iii'r . . t,, i..n-9 store. Nov. 10.
PITHER Swft. Attorney naw. v tw
---. .-- .i. p.f.vnton s store. ov. 10.
west oi -
- t 4 RTcff7rFTrSToN. Dealers in Drugs,
I 1 Medicines. Piiats. oils. Stationary, Perfume-
rr. Fancy (ixds. Motions, etc., etc.. Market street, ! opposition of J iiarez has descended into a ban
CiearfieU, Pa June, 2'J, 1864. j iyll Warand that Juarez having abandoned
, . i i ii l . . 1. . .
7 P. KRATZER. dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth-
). ing. Hardware. Queensware, Groceries. Pro-Tk-i"
o ic. Front Street, above the Academy,
Cltai field. Pa. April 27.
-iitiLLLAM F. IRWIN, Marketstreet, Clearfield,
Pa . Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Mer
thn.lie. Hardware, Queensware Groceries, and
fiicily articles generally. -Nov. 10.
T91IN GUELICII, Manufacturer of all kinds of
ij Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa.
:H also makes to order Coffins, on short notice, and
j::ends funerals with a hearse. Aprl0,'59.
DR M. WOODS. Pbacticiso Physician, and
Examining Surgeon for Pensions.
dSce South-west cornv of Seeond and Cherry
tiett. Clearfield, Pa. -January 21, 1363.
rPIIOMS J.M CULLOCGH, Attorney at Law,
1 Clearfield. Pa. Office, east of the ' Clearfield
co. Dank. Deeds and other legal instruments pre
pared with promptness and accuracy. July 3.
B MEN ALLY, Attorneyat Law, Clearfield,
Pa Practices in Clearfield and adjoining
. , . , , i i: . C X T'
counties. UEice m new orica ouuumg ui . uUJ -
21 street, one door south of Lanich's Ilotel.
RICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreign and Do
mestic Dry Goods, Groceries, Flour, Bacon,
Liquors. Ac. Room, on Market street, a few doors
west ol Journal Office, Clearfield, Pa. Apr27.
1H0MA5 W. MOORE. Land Surveyor an t con
veyancer. Office at his residence, 3 mile easi
r.l Peanville. Postoffice address. Grampian inns.
Peeas and other instruments of writing neatly
necutcd. June 7th, le'85-ly.
TM. ALBERT 3t BRO S. Dealers in Dry Goods.
t roceries. Hardware, Queensware. Flour,
Faiin. etc.. AVoodlan-1. Clearfield county. Penn'a.
Also, extensive dealers in all kindsof awed lura-
h?r iliinles. and sauare timber. Orders solici
tr i. Woodland, Aug. I jth
DR.J. P. Bl'KCIIFIELD, late Surgeon of
the $:5rd Regt Penn'a Vols, having return
el froiii the army, offers his professional services
to the citizens of C'eurfield and vicinity. Prof
fefcinnnl culls promptly attended to. Office on
touth-East corner of 3d and Market streets.
Oct. 4. 1S5 6m-pd.
VUCTIONEER. The undersigned having
been Licensed an Auctioneer, would inform
the citiiens of Clearfield county that he will at
tend to railing sales, in any part of the county,
whenever called upon. Charges moderate
May 13 Bower Po., Clearfield CO., Pa.
Vl'CTIONEEK The undersigned having
been Licenced an Auctioneer, would inform
the citizens of Clearfield county that he will at
tend to calling sales, in any part of the county,
whenever called upon Charges moderate.
Feb. 22. IS&i. Clearfield, Pa.
Banking and Collection Office
Bills of Exchange, Notes and Drafts discounted,
deposits received. Collections made and pro
ceeds promptly remitted. Exchange on the Cities
constantly on hand. The above Banking House
is now open and ready for business.
Philipsborg. Centre Co., Pa., Sept. 6, 1563.
HAUPT & CO., at Milesburg, Pa., continue
to furnish eastings of every description at
short notice. They have the best assortment of
patterns in the country for steam and water-mills
of every description. All kinds of machine and
plow castings furnished. NewWorld and Hatha
way cook-stoves always on hand. They make 4
horse sweep-power threshing machines, with sha
ker and 50 feet of strap tor S160 and 2-horse
tread-power machines, with shaker and 30 feet of
Crap for $175. Warranted to give satisfaction in
threshing, and kept good to thresh one crop, free
of charge. Juno 2S. lS65-y.
Isaac EUcpt. at Bellefonte. continues to take
risks for insurance in anv good stock company in i
me .-iaie. aiso in iew York ; the ttoyal ana tt
na at Hartford ; and the Liverpool and London,
capital $5,000,000.
ville. Pa.
Jghx Pattos, Pres't. Capital paid in S 75,000
SiHL Arsold, Cash. Authorized cap $200,000
Win. Irvin, John Pattou Samuel Arnold.
F. K. Arnold, Daniel'Faust, E. A. Irvin
J. F. Irvin, G. H. Lytle, H. P. Thompson
This bank buys and sells all kinds of Govern
merit securities. 7-30 notes always on hand and
for sale. Receives money on deposit, and if left
for a specific time allows interest. Buys and sells
drafts and exchange. Notes and bills discounted
at legal rate of interest, and does a general bank
ing b-iness.
We have recuntlv enMtiiri a vnrv ftiihatnnf
banking house, witn a good vault, burglar safe,
Ac., knd will be pi ad In receive smv TalnaMp nnr
friends and customers may have, that they desire
to leave for safe-keeping.
We would rtspectfully so'icit the business of
Merchants, Lumbermen, and others, and will en
deavor to make it their interest to do their bank
ing business with us. SAMUEL ARNOLD.
Curwensville, Pa. Oct. 25, 1P65. Cushier.
SbT- good article, and very cheap at the
'ttortof WM.F. IRWIN, Clearfieli.
Select gortrjj.
The light is fading down the sky,
The shadows grow and multiply,
I hear the thrushes' evening song :
Cut I have borne with toil and wrong
So long, so long !
Dim dreams my drowsy senses drown ;
So darling, kiss my eyelids down!
My life's brief spring went wasted by ;
My summer ended fruitlessly ;
I learned to hunger, strive and wait;
I found you, love ; oh, happy fate
So late, so late !
Xow all my -fields are turning brown ;
So darling kiss my eyelids down !.
Oh, biessed sleep ! oh, perfect rest !
Thus pillowed on your faithful breast;
Nor life nor death is wholly drear,
O tender heart, since you are here,
So dear, so dear !
Sweet love, my soul's sufficient crown!
Xow, darling, kiss my eyelids down 1
The. unhappy country of Mexico has reach
oil th:ir st:i. nt' civil war where the fron-
queror lavs aside the obligations of the bel-
it i .1. . i , ..
liijt-rent aiiu assumes iue uuiiusui an uaccu
tiouer. Our readers are familiar with the de
cree of Maximilian, which assumes that the
i.uexic-0, au wno iouow- nun are to oe out
lawed and treated as enemies of mankind.
He speaks of the Mexican followers of the
President as '"mir-led" and "misinformed,"
carried away by ''unpatriotic passions," and
assisted by "demoralized persons" and an
"unprincipled soldiery," the lat "sad rem
nants of the civil wars." It seems very odd
to find a ruler denouncing Juarez and his
followers as the "sad remuants of the" civil
wars," and at the same time inviting to his
Court such "remuants" as Kirby Smith,
Magr tder, W. Allen, and Sterling l'rice ;
but this is a matter of Imperial taste, and
none of our business, lie may keep as
many, Rebels as he pleases, and pive them
nice offices ; but it seems odd that he should
be so speedy to denounce the devoted fol
lowers of Juarez for clinging to their chief,
while he rewards the followers of Jeff. Davis
for defending their master, and expatriat
ing themselves out of love for treason.
Maximilian's decree, which goes into ef
fect on November 15, very much resembles
the decree of the coapl etat of Napoleon.
It seems to bear Parisian inspiration. We
are apt ta suspect the argument which makes
anger take the place of rason. We are also
apt to doubt the security of a power which
seeks to perpetuate itselt by deeds of need
less cruelty. Maximilian proposes to Jo
this. He has delcated Juarez in war, or
rather the soldiers of the French armies did
thi. in his name. Representing as he con
tends, the."national will" and the "majori
ty of the nation," he draw; his national ar
my from France aud Belgium and Austria.
Remembering this, we need only look to
Maximilian's decree of October 2 to find
grave eaus2 for suspecting the stability cf a
throne which finds indiscriminate murder
necessary for its security. Every soldier of
Juarez taken in arms after Nov. 15, is to
be summarily tried by his captors and shot
within twenty-four hours. The "guilt"
does not mean war, but "the fact of belong
ing to the Land of Mexican soldiers." If a
Mexican, therefore, stiil adheres to Juarez,
even gives his sympathies, he is liable to be
shot by any sub-lieutenant from Austria
who desiies to sho v Imperial zeal. In or
der to make the punishment more rigid, the
Emperor punishes by fine or imprisonment
all who assist the Juarez men with money,
or who give them "advice or information ;"
who sell them horses cr arms or food; who
hold any relations with them, who conceal
them ; who make false reports calculated to
disturb the peace, - or who hear of their
wherea'xmts and refuses to give information.
The sentence of death in all these cases is
to be executed by the officer who makes
the arrest. The Emperor desires it to be
suiifmarv. There is not to be the super
visory power of a General in command, nor
even an appeal to his own clemency, it
must be executed at once, wi:hin twenty
four hours. Wheu in the hight of our war
the President directly said that no sentences
of death should be carried into effect with
out his approval, he felt that the lives of
his fellow-citizens, even ot the most noto
rious and malignant Rebels, were in his
own peculiar keeping, and none should take
life away until he Iiad.sausneu nis owp con
science as to the iustice of the sentence.
Maximilian, on the contrary, transfers the
most solemn prerogative that can belong to
a ruler to the most insiguifieant subordinate
officer in his empire. -
Without attempting to decide tne cnan
ces of Maximilian's success we must protest,
in the name of humanity, against thecourse
prescriWd by his decree. If Maximilian is
really Emperor by the grace of God and the
will of the Mexican people, why is it ne
cessary to make his army an army of exe
cutioners? We know the horrors of mar
rial lnw pven when checked and curbed,
but we do not know how horrible that law
becomes when the power ot life and deatn
over the Mexican people is in the hands of
any stupid or brutal corporal of the guard.
We read with horror of the excesses of the
Iia bn.l the nower to take every
poor Scotchman, who would not take the
test, down trom nis loom auu smwi
Frenchmen would trladly skip the pages that
tell of La Vendee and the revolutionary bap-
tisnw. JN d r-nciisnnian is lonu ui uwuu
in" unon the suppression of the Sepoy rebel-
Thn frre.it stain on the tame ot tne
present Emperor Napoleon is the indiscrim
inate slaughter of Parisian men and women on
boulevards during the days of De:
comber. It cannot be that a ruler so adroit as
Maximilian is about to repeat in Mexico the
nf nl.l Euronean countries. He
must rule by love or never rule at all. lie
cannot be in men's despite a monarch.
"What isto Become of the Democratic Party.
Nothing can be more certain than that the
Democratic party did itself prodigious injury
by its conduct in the late war for the savins
of the nation. Will that injury prove fatal
to it? Has it a constitution touah enough
to endure and to rally, or will it succomb
and be transmigrated into some new political
organization ?
This question cannot, as vet, be positive
ly answered. The difficulty is that the vi
tality of the Democratic party is something
that has always baffled calculation. We on
ly know that it is extraordinary that it has
in time pa-ujjeen prof against what ought
to have made an end ot it a dozen times
over. It is with political parties as it is
with creatures of the animal kingdom there
is an immense difference in their tenacity
upon life. One will die from a scrateh, and
another will manage to live though su.ashed
to a jelly. We can only say that the colder
blooded of them are generally the hardest
to kill.
Again, there is a' mysterious law of adap
tation, through which some natures, by a
gradually acquired familiarity, can come to
bear what would onee have caused immedi
ate death. Mithrid ttes, King of Poutus,
learned to feed on poisons. The English
writer De Q.iiricy took cieht thousand drops
of laudanum in a dav. We read lately of
a lawyer who drank in a single year thirty
two hundred bottles of McMunn's prepara
tion. It is not enough to ktiow tint every
vein of the Democratic party is full of a
copperhead virus, the least taint of which
would destroy any other. We must make
an immense allowance for the cold, impas
sive nature of the party, and for its long
having been inured to everything rank and
noxious, and after all we never can le sure
that the allowance is enough. The old Fed
eral party, it is usually said, died of an an
ti-national spirit, specially wi ought up by
the last war with England. That spirit has
been tenfold more active, in tenfold greater
concentration, in the modern Democratic
party during the war with lhe Rebellion i ;
but there is no saying yet that it will kill in
this case. Time only can tell.
The problem would be greatly simplified
could we know just what amount of the vir
us is gointr to continue in ihe system of the
party. We are without any certain index
ot thnt. The Democrats ot Maine, at their
late State Convention, in one o' their reso
lutions characterized the late war as "a
struggle for constitutional government," and
resolved to "cherish sacredly the memory
of their dead who had fallen, and honor the
living who have perilled life and fortune in
the same great cause." The Democrats of
Pennsylvania, at their State convention, on
the oi her, in their resolutions adverted to
the struggle only as an affair of "slaughter,
debt, and' disgrace." The Democrats of Ken
tucky, in the late election in that State,
voted with greatest alacrity for the most no
torious Rebel sympathizers; and if we may
believe the Louisville Journal would have
hailed with delight an opportunity to sup
port John C. Rreckinridge himself. These
varrious manifestations make it quite impos
sible to determine what the actual condition
of the party is, and what influence will get
the control of it. At best, we can only cal
culate the probabilties.
The great strait of the party now is for
new issues with the party in power, which
shall give it some little chance of popular
favor. It can revive none of the issues
made by the war, for these caused it a stun
ning defeat. Resides, they all belong to the
past. It would be sheer craziness now to
declare the war "a failure." It is not much
short of that to spend breath in denouncing
the suspension of habeas corpus, or the en
actment ot the conscription act, or the emis
sion of legal tender. It did appear for a
time to the Northen portion ot the party
that something might be made by taking
ground against the constitutional amend
ment abolishing slavery. Rut the South
abandons slavery, and they are left in the
lurch. Yet, the party in New Jersey had
not discovered this when they entered the
late convass with running a muck against
the amendment. Rut the "Democrats" of
New Jersey have always been a long way
behind the time. As long ago as General
Jackson's day they, took a draught out of
Rip Van Winkle's flagon, and then slept
so long that their very dogs forgot them.
They have never since got their eyes more
than half open unless the resu't of the elec
tion on the 7th of November had a tenden
cy to increase their vision.
The party in the North generally has bet
ter perceptions. It can in some sort recog
I nize a living necessity. Rut its natural dis
position, so tar as that is concerned, remains
essentially unchanged. Were the South,
even at this day, to unite in a resolution to
hold on to slavery ; were it to assert that it
has the same right now to regulate its do
mestic institutions in its own way that it
had done before the war, it would be sus
tained, beyond all question, by the vast
majority of the so-called Democratic party
ot the North ; and as desperate an at
tempt would made to break down the anti
slavery policy of President Johnson as was
made to break down the anti-Rebellion poli
cy of President Lincoln.
We may as well take it for granted that
the Democratic party in the North will seek,
as of old, to strengthen itself by adopting
Southern principles and policies. Not only
old habits impel it to this, but the palpable
fact that it is too weak to stand alone. put
what are Southern principles and poli
cies? What will they be? There's the
rub- At present there seems to be a gener
al disposition in the South to accept the
principles and policies set forth by Ro
dent Johnson. The consciousness of the
K,-mtWn States that thev have been com
pletely overpowered, and their anxiety to
rearain their relation? to the Union, make
them, as a general thing, very acquiescent
in the just and clement measures of the Administration.
It is impossible to foreknow whether,
when "reconstiuction" is consummated,
there will be any Southern issues with the
Administration, and, if so, what. Iu other
word.s, it is impossible to say whether the j
old Democratic party of the South is or is
not capable ot being revived ; or whether
any opposition party can, for years to come
find a tenable foothold there. Everything
south of Manson and Dixion'sis in an anoma
lous condition, a trausitional state; and it is
in vain to try to define the shapes into which
its political elemeuts will finahy resolve
What Is left of the old Democratic party
must go sf.tggeriug on, oppressed with the
disgrace of its recreancy in the war, and
helplessly trusting to luck for something to
better its fortunes. Whether it will abso
lutely sink and cease to exist we do not un
dertake to say. Rut it is very certain
that, with is present elements it can can
never get strength enough to re-acquire the
rule of the country. In the present
stage of the nation, it is morally impossible
for any party to get power in it that has uot
an iudomitable national spirit. Here the
American people will not tolerate faintness
infinitely less faithlessness.
"War Between Spain and Chili.
The Government of Spain has been em
boldened by its su cess iu Peru to fall upon
another Republic of South America. On
the 17th of September the eve of the an-niver-iary
of the Chilian independence, the
Spanish Admiral Pareja appeared in Valpa
raizo harbor, and sent in a notification that
the former explanations and apologies oil'er
ed by Chili to Spain, and which the Span
ish Minister in Chili, Senor Tavila, had de
clared perfectly satisfactory, had been repu
diated iu Madrid, and that he, Pareja, had
been invested with full powers to adjust the
question spending. He then stated the prin
cipal points of offense, and demanded an im
mediate and satisfactory explanation and a
salute of 21 guns to the Spanish flag, or he
would at once break off all diplomatic rela
tions. The Government of Chili refusing to
accede to this demand, Pareja sent an ulti
matum, to which the Chilian Congress re
plied by unanimously passing a declaration
of war.
Chili has thus far been the most flourish
ing of all the South American Republics,
iu.-J she is undoubtedly able to make a more
"ioroui resistance to the Spanish attacks
than' Peru. Still, the great losses which a
blockade of all her ports, and the" tempora
ry destruction of her commerce must neces
sarily involve, will put her on a severe trial.
Aid from other South American States can
not, at present, be expected; and it will re
quire an amount of endurance not generally
met with in the South American States to
bring this war to a more satisfactory issue
than that between Spain and Peru.
Indefinitely Postponed. The Pitts
burg Commercial is of the opinion that the
" Ty! rtziig'' of Andrew Johnson has been
postponed indefinitely. .The idea and hope
existed only with the Democrats and some
few ridiculously radical papers, which made
up by virulence what they lacked in truth.
It we mistake not, the time has passed when
Mr. Johnson would have his back quite
turned on the party that elected him, and
himself in full communion with the Democ
racy. Judging from the recent elections,in
steadof the President loosing hinisdfin
such a vortex, the Democratic party has
gone out of sight, with the smallest chance
of ever appearing again. It is to be hoped
that gentlemen w ith weak nerves on the Re
publican side, and gentlemen with great ex
pectations on the Democratic side, will cease
to concern themselves about the course of
the President.
Arrest of Americans in Ireland. We
trust that our Government has resented prop
erly,the unwarrantable arrests of Americans
in Ireland upon the "suspicion" of being Fe
nians. The mere possesion of a revolver is
accepted by the Rritish government as con
clusive proof that a man is a Fenian ; but
people who are not so easily scared at trifles
as the.members of that government appear
to be, will hardly regard the proof as suffi
cient to warrant even a "suspicion." The
United States G-overnment owes it to its cit
izens who are called to travel abroad to pro
tect them against unwarrantable arrests and
seizures .and perhaps a few words of caution
from Mi-. Adams might save the English
authorities from cutting so ridiculous a fig
ure as they now
The long-expected balloon bridalc ame off,
or went up, at New York on Tuesday, No
vember 7th, according to the programme.
An immense assemblage were present. he
parties married were Professor John T. Roy
ineton. of Svracuse, and Miss Mary est
Jenkins, of St. Louis. Rev. F. De Witt
Talmadge, of Philadelphia, performed the
ceremony, after which the happy pair ac
companied by a select bridal party, started
up with the rapidity of a bird in search of
the honey-moon among the celestial regions.
TnE National Intelegencer of the 14thinst,
savs that at a conservative meeting in New
Creek, Virginia, last week.the leading Dem
ocratic orator uttered the folio ving senti
ment: "The assassination of Abraham Lin
coln was a merciful dispensation,but it would
be a still more merciful dispensation if his
unworthy successor, Andrew dohnson, should
be assassinated." He hassincebeen the sub
ject of an arrest, and is now in Cumberland
"I wish you would pay a little attention
to your arithmetic," said an anxious uia to
her careless son. "Well, I do," was the re
ply ; "I pay as little attention as possible.
Tkt AoYmiP method of giving a la
dy key to your feelings isto send her a
lock ot your nair.
Democratic Nomination for Gorernor.
Correspondence of the Chambersburg Repository.
Harrisburg, Nov. 6, 1865. The con
test for Gubernatorial nominations will soon
begin with energy. I have iu a former let
ter referred to the long roll of names dis
cussed in connection with the Union nomi
nation. As yet there is no manifest con
centration of sentiment towaid any one of
the distinguished tentlemen who will be
urged upon the Union Convention. hen
the legislature meets in January next, there
will doubtless be various grave caucuses be
tween prominent Union politicians, and they
wrfl give sou e definite shape to the move
ments of the party.
The candidates for the Democratic nomi
nation are fjwer in number aud they will
maintain their ground and fight it to the
bitter end. One- year ago Hon. Heister
Clymer would have been nominated without
serious difficulty; but he has confessedly
lost in the race recently. He will be the
strongest man before the convention on first
ballot, but his success is by no means cer
tain, lie has occupied the most unfortu
nate position ot being the most prominent
man tor the nomination since 1S63, and all
combinations therefore looking to the suc
cess of any other candidate begin with hos
tility to him. Naturally he would carry
the whole North-east, most of the East, in
cluding Philadelphia, and the interior coun
ties ; but the opposition hasre -orted to strat
egy that looks perilous to Clymer. Judge
Parker, of Carbon, a man oi" prinee'y for
tune and generosity, has been presented by
his friends, and will lake a number of the
tenth legion counties from Clymer. Judge
Maynardis also brought outand takes anoth
er slice, and Mr. Vaux is fiually trotted out,
who runs off with twenty-two votes in Phil
adelphia. All these take so many votes
from Clymer, and it is uot improbable that
in the end they will defeat him. It is a
clever piece of political strategy, and one
which Clymer has no ingenuity equal to meet.
He is a clever man, personally popular, an
able stuuiDer. and would make a formidable
competitor in a canvass. He was once a
Whig in wld Rerks, but switched off in 185G,
and soon took a high rank as a leader among
his new associates. His political record
siuce the war is his vulnerable point, but
the time for that is not yet
Gen. Geo. W. Cass, of Allegheny, will be
the second strongest man, as things now
look, on first ballot for the Democratic nom
ination. He is a nephew - of - Gen. Lewis
Cass, once the Democratic candidate for
Presidency. He has never been in political
life, although for some years one of' the
leading Democratic politicians of the State.
He L President of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago Railroad, and is a practical
business man of a very high order, person
ally very popular, and a man of fine admin
istrative abilities. Lake Llymer he has had
the misfortune to be a prominent candidate
for "he nomination long enough to make
new competitors conspire against him, and
his success is therefore very doubtful. lie
would doubtless be the second choice of ma
ny delegates who will be instructed for oth
ers, and mav succeed if not defeated by the
combinations to defeat the old candidates.
He has a strong lieutenant in Hon. John L.
Dawson, his hrother-in-law, who is one of
the best Democratic politicians in the State.
The nomination of Mr. Vaux is not with
in the range of probability. He is a clever,
weak manT more ornamental than practical,
and will not suit the Democracy for the com
ing contest. He will be complimented by
the vote of Philadelphia, but will not be
able to transfer his own men to a second
choice. Judge Packer is more likely to
succeed if a compromise is resorted to. lie
is very popular in the North-east, and de
servedly so, and he possesses fair abilities.
He has served two terms in Congress, but
has devoted his energies for ten years past
to the coal business, in which he has amass
ed an immense fortupe. His income last
year was over a quarter of a million. I do
not know that he is urging his own nomina
tion, as the movement was srarted. when he
was in Europe, hut I reckon that "Rarkis is
willin'." . . m
That 30,000 freed men would perish this
Winter of starvation, if not relieved, is not
the least remarkable statement of those
who have been- recent observers at the
Souih.V We are' not entirely wirpised to
know that in South Carolina aud Georgia
only a very small minority are willing to
treat the blacks to a pittance of ordinary
fairness. The real picture of affairs is pain
fully suggested by this statement So far,
thfi bl:iiks seem to be the victims : but our
travelers have not told half the story. This
destitution on one side cannot he witnout
a correspondence on the other, if we reck
on from tlfe old social and industrial balance
at the South. The white Southerner who
kicks labor away from another person's land,
and sends it out to pasture upon nothing, is
in a fair way of starving himsell' Rough
riders, who still keep a small standing army
at the planter's expense to waylay and shoot
down negro soldiers and freedmen, are tak
ing great pains to make famine a sure thing
all round. Rather put out the embers ot
the feud, drop the outlaws, protect the
freedmen, and let common-sense and jpfcnty
have chance and room , to grow. e can
predict that for every black man starved
by the pro-famine and pro-Slavery combina
tions of the South, white merf will suffer in
much the same way and proportion. (
Our Government has ordered that no
armed parties will be allowed to pass our
frontier to aid either party in Mexico.
Neither will any shipment of arms or muni
tions of war be allowed to leave our ports
destined lor the same country.
An order has been issued by General Au
gur that no colored man shall hereafter be
whipped under any law of Virginia within
the limits of his department
Mr. Kasby Sugg-ests to a "Psalm of Sad
ness" Tor His Friends South.
Saint's Rest, (which is in the Stait uv ) ;
Noo Gersy,) Sept 12, 65. J
The utter and abgect state uv cussitood
into which the Dimocricy find theirselves
North and South, makes a day uv fastin
approprit 'Ef the Lord is goin 2 help us,
now's his time.
Ef my clerikle brethrin uv the chirch
South deside to appint a day of fastin' snd
prayer, I submit the follcrin iz a sam uV ag
ony, approprit for the occasion :
On the street I see a nigger !
On his back a coat uv bloo, and he carry
eth a muskit. ' .
He is a Provo Guard, and he halteth me
ez wun havin authority.
An my tender daughter spit on him and
lo ! he arrested her, aud she languisheth in
the guard-house.
My eyes dwell on him, and my soul is a
artesian well uv woe ; it gusseth with grief.
For that nigger wuz my nigger ! I bought
him with a price.
Alas! that nigger iz out uv his normal
coudi-h, he's a star out its speer, which
sweepeth thro the politikle hevens ; smash
in things.
Normally he wuz wuth gold and silver
now he is a nitemare.
Wunst I wuz rich, and that nigger wuz
the basis thereof.
Wo is me ! I owned him, sole, body, sin
oos. muscels, blood, boots au britchis.
His mtellek wuz mine, his body was mine,
likewise his labor and the froots thereof.
llis wife wuz mine, and the was my con
kebine. The normal results of the conkebinage I
sold, combining pleasure and profit in a em
inent degree.
And on the price thereof I pla3ed poker,
and drink mint gooleps, and rode in gorgus
chariots, and wore purple and fine linen ev
ery day.
Wuz this miscegenashun or nigger equal
ity r iSot any. l or she was mine, even as
my ox ; or my horse, or my sheep, and her
increase was mine, even as wuz theirs.
Ablishun Miscegenashun elewates the
nigger wench to his level I did it fur gain
which degrades her muchly.
And whom the wife uv my busum lifted
up her voice in complaint, saying, "Lo I
am abused this little nigger resembleth
thee!" half the price of the infant chattel
would buy a diamond pin with which to
stop her yawp.
And my boys follered in my footsteps,
and grat wuz the mix, but profitable.
Rut my dream is busted.
The nigger is free, and demands wages fur
the wurk uv his hands. .
His wife is free, and she kindecide wheth
er she' 11 cleave to her husband, or be my
conkebine. Yisterday I bade here come to me, and
lo ! she remarkt ; "Gor way, white man, or
1 bust yer bed."
And I gode.
Her children are free they are mine,
likewise, but I can't sell 'cm on tne block to
the highest bidder.
Therein Linkin sinned he violated the
holiest and highest instinks uv our nature ;
he interposed a proclamashun atwecn father
and child.
We took the hethen from Afreka, and
wuz a makin Christians uv 'em. Wo to
him who stopt us in our mishnary work.
It iswritun "Kin the Ethiope change
his skin?" I wuz a changin it for him I
an 1 my fathers had mellered it down to a
brite yeller.
Dark is my fucher.
I obeyed the grate Law uv Laper, ez I
served in the army, by substitoot now shel
I rev to stane my hands with labor, or starve.
In what am I better than a Northern
" I kin git no more dimund pins for the
wife uv my buzum, and she yawpeth contin
yeoaly. Arrayed in hum-spun, she wrestles with
pots and kittles in the kitchin.
Weighed down with wo, she dips snuff in
She asks uv me comfurt wat kin I say,
whose pockits contane confedrit scrip? Save
U3 fruni Maschewsyts, which, is oneryand
Perfect us frorn Nigger sojers, which is
grinnin feends.
Shelter us from the gost of John Brown,
which is marchin on.
Petboleum V. Nasby,
Late Pastur uv the Chirch uv the Noo Dis-
Pensashun. '
It has been decided by the Second Comp
troller of the Treasury that, as the veteran
reserve corps is disbanded on account of
the close of the war, the members are enti
tled to the bounty the same as if they had
remained with their regiments The fact of
tRV-ir being transferred to the corps, and
then discharged from that organization, not
affecting their right to the bounty.
The Philadelphia Ledger is informed by
a correspondent who has access to the fig
ures, that the receipts of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad Company in round numbers
for the past yea, are $2,000,000.
The number of sick v and wounded in the
Government hospitals throughout the coun
try is less than 5.00 '. Eight month's since
there were over 100,000 patients.
Canada is arming to resist the Fenianc.
The 60th Regiment of British Regulars
have been sent from Montreal to the West
ern portion of the Province.
Two hard things. First, to talk of your
self without being vain; second, -to talk of
others without slander.
The total receipts from internal revenue)
since the 1st of July are $137,000,365. ,