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Curls and Puffs, and Padding, 1 ' '
Jr aiae ilana y ane3,
And artic?ar-Lizzie. . , , ...7
a; '.'Ako from the niggen ; ? -tiDcnft
ia chopping pad, ' -.1 ,1
" ' ' VAid fistly growing bigger. ,
V 11 ..EqjiaJ tQ .the present?.
Haifa tack oC taters, " -f'VJ '
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ieads as pi g as cnccet bails, T ;
Buttons large as dishes,
Hel-J'Srp4i cf mthtjcite,i i
.,m..V-43 there'4 a bowl of .fishea.,
Cawwith two canaries. '. .",
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o- Kennel with a terrier, ' :i - '
l;'1 B What do pa think of that? ; ",
,"4117611 the leathra cluster?) . c . j
.Won'tthe husbands lmggle
4 wWhey they see the things come home,
" And won't the ladies giggle? "
Brlck?I- Pomroy-to-Bill Arp:
BilLfor why do-you. still 'Arp on my daugh-
tr-trtpeaii? There nroSt be'jcteething
pry,.TrTong ia your., nature. R;kan iyou
anugf, hare lostsomethin, or. found 'i horse
ho and no horse to hanrj it on.'' We be
Ksye yoaaje a very Bad BilLand so we don't
.Ei'B.Jd pass Jr6 ih.siIcnce.Cu" You write" as if
there was something wrong with you as 'if
there, were clouds floating oyer the land of
magnolias an-I jthe sunny South generally.
lieally, Bill, we are surprised. 1 ' ' '
There nejrer-waa so nngrateful a people as
jour. Southern gentlemen are and now after
' iJlJiaalaen Uone for you, to see letters writ
" tenbys70Tf 'so 'fdirpf URintiations is' top
much. v i.. i". - " " c
Thcault ofalUhia lies withyou., Weren't
you foUi most doggolieTwickeH before this
war? Hohest Indiaa;' cow, JJilU . lidn't
joujfet proud,' aiid is not pride a sin? And
didn't you own niggers down there, and lar
rup tkcm continually to raise cotton for New
England nabobs td"BpiaVsugaf ia ' sweeten
our coSac; tf&CXS . tal in ! our puddjngs and
tobacco to chew and Squirt over oixt meeting
to'useoora? -"Answer us, BilL 'rAnddidit
you folks Stay down tie"re and Attend to bu
siness a little "too "close: ." And didn't you
hav-nbetter horse, better clothes, ' better
houica, 'nuer grounds, better . -furniture and
more land than we liad ?
We are all .Christians in the Jorth. We
felt that all h?se fine" things were dragging
your bouIs down to hell. We didn'twant
you to rest in brimstone being in torment, so
we,, tried to correl you in Abraham's bosom.
Xbraham was a great and good man whb
died aorae tune since, as ' we read . of some-
Kam vT" ' J .' "' .
And then, BUI, you kept your niggers too
fiat. Our factory-operatives grew jealous.
. And. oargali wcn 2own thereto teach your
- girls something, and fell in love with your
" fcojs, !iid jforgotlp :,c'dml! 'home.-. , We' felt
that yotr' were wicked "We; didn't want
jou to go to hell f i All the fine things you
. tid were 'leading you Wayfrpw .salvation,
ed we'scnt, Butler and Curtis, and Banks,
and Washburn, and Steele, and Hovey,and
Prehtisai andnurlburt,aiid several, of the
elect of our Christian churches down there
to wt!l 7ou out cfthe jawsnef hell, by wiUi
drawing your, "fine furniturej such as pianos,
books pictures rosewood bedsteadii marble
tables,- fcilverwarcY' horse!?, cotton " and all
icli'plunderj td a place of iafety.
n-Yoii Were wrong to engage in war yery
wroijttr do that thing. New England
' lone could conquer vera. WhjyJBill, if you
Jiadna., bilIion; of millions , ..of dollarsf and
. "eno-jh nice fan:; tare to funiih all tlae hour
wti in the country, New EnHand could steal
iaibur years j and if New England Abo
titiiuiti could notT the.'.Kansa, eaitts and
wertsra children of' Christian''' Abolitionists
OOUid. , ;. i '-... i
llavrT ( epraye4 Tor you j n nearly all our
cliitheaXl-Ajid havntw told, you.bettcr?
aoxj w'arted to get out of the Union'. : Ah,
Elll,1 States once La can never get out 1 That
h,' what; .Va 'ajwai:4 told ' you, ?AL, those
fjerids 6f 'the graarmartyr tell you shf .,Wc
Wanted to keep you in. We fought you' at
AAtlctaiaea Eidge, .Gettysburg ,! Vicks
'burgr Fredericksburg,-Shiloh, Mobile. Fort
Donelson and the Devil tinly tuows where.,
to keep you ia the 1 Union. And ' then we
eit-iIcU-a Eiissionaxies down theiv, Bill,
to. r?" yov.r. valuaLTeT and . remove r them
llory forWctyyort know. : And wi burnt
xlo" 7"' hcu"-' and we took.'w"ha,t food
your wives and children hadr ,anl ..we 1 sent I
ccr-ctJttcrrto rtirket foT yoTi,yotikncw,BilL
- ''rr Ifc'Jtrsiatlihapj
good for fire southern men to , say nothing
about mules, niegers, cotton and keepsakes.
And, Bill, we have stepped Into Borne little
debt on your account You see,Bill, cotton
waito'o cheap.- 1 Tobacco was too ! cheap.
Rice was too cheap5. -: Sugar wai too' cheap.
Happiness was too cheap Our' national
debt wasa. too small..; It. was . costing too
inuch to keep that negro : boarding-house pf
yours, -so we remedied that by killing your
"nigger or giving them the benefit of liberty
razs. old bones and Abolitionism. And we
made your cotton more valuable. ; And, Bill,
we enhanced the price of everything for you
and made a demand sor carpenters and house
builders down there. You forget how we
have benefitted your wicked country, Bill,or
you would not Arp. so continually on imagi
nary evils.' . ..' ' ; ; . , . ;
r And we did all this to keep -you in the
Union. We sent old John Brown, peace to
his ashes ! fresh from stealing horses in
Kansas, to atone for his sins by rescuing ne
groes from your grasp in .Virginia!. '.-And
didn' t we throw some few iron into Charles
ton harbor? . The watera of the Pool will
be a good tonic for years, Bill ! ' And didn't
Curtis Eave your cotton ? ' Didn t Butler
save vour cold and protect your women?
And didn't Banks save your -Red River
property? ' And didn't two hundred and
eighteen generals get rich as itnud from find
ing things you folks had lost? And is , not
there houseful after houseful of keepsakes
up North, picked up in the woods and on
woodpiles by our army chaplains and our
moral boysj whila you were trying to kill
those of our folks who wanted to visit you
to keep your souls from Hell?
"BillTyou arc "ungrateful ! 'And "then didn't
we keep this, war Up, till tlie States were all
back in the Union ? , And didn't we go. to
war and keep on going to warto keep your
dog goned States from going qutjof.the
Union? And didn't you want to get out of
the Union? And'didnt we act magnani
mous, and as soon as the war wasover.unite
in saying you were out of the Union T Re
ally, Bill, it seems as if you had it all your
own way. This war has proved a ' success !
We were bound to push it through in nine
ty days, and we should but for your stub
borness. All we wanted was your niggers,
and your cotton, mules, furniture, silver,
ware, and such odd tricks which yott folks
could buy better than we could, for you had
more money! It was wrong to keep slaves,.
Bill, but it was not wrong to steal :
This.war.wju to preserve-the-Union. -Everybody
said so. Tho Union has been
preserved so much for us. Abie, brethren,
let iii pray.' . f '..'i lH
. Your States are kept out of the Union
which is still preserved ! You want recon
struction. We'll reconstruct you I You
folks-are very wicked, Bill. God '.punishes
wickedness.. God's agents live in the North
exclusively, "Bill! . And we'll let you back in
the Union, which has been preserved, .when
we get ready. First, you must hunt up the
balance of your property and give it to some
of our great and good agents or generals.
Then you must move out of your houses,
thai is, what are left, and let the niggers in.
And you must give the nigger your planta
tions. And, Bill, 'you must give them all
your property, and support the innocent
cause of the late war by manual labor. And
you must let the niggers vote, for they are
wanted for Republican Congressmen, Sena
tors and such. And you must ignore all
your personal or war debtsand not pay them
even upon the basis of honor. And you
must help us for licking 'you. And ere you
do this, you mast have all your property
taken from you, so it will be easy. ,We arc
a just and magnanimous people in the North!
Wc are liberal and brotherly ! We want
peace and harmony. - We don't want you
fulks to go to hell, nor, do we want you to
dress better than we do. ; 's -
Personally, .we know but little of your
country.'. : In eighteen hundred and sixty
three we left your, country immediately in
advance of a bayonet, for saying that some of
our folks were stealing from some of your
folks, and for writing naughty letiers td the
La Crosse Democrat, charging some-; of our
generals with robbing and cowardice. And
we have had a very, pleasant time ofit at
home for thinking" much as you' thinky but
now we are convinced that the war for the
preservation of the Union was a splendid
snecess-p-that the countryNs belter off that
negroes are a happicr--that people ' are in
better circumstances, especially the thieves
and robbers who have fattened upon blood
and stolen their enemies poor that the way
to make one section of - the country .1 love
another section-13 to fight, rob steal and des
olate them ' into happiness that our taxes
are lighter that republican retrenchment
and reform is a good thing for poor people
and taxpayers that the sure way to nation
al greatness is to quarrel ;with sections con
tinually that a people are apt to love per
secutors that it is honorable and an evi
dence of manly Christianity to hammor a
man after he is down-that it is-a blessing
for poor nien to pay . interest on bonds the
rich hold not taxable that the negroes are
beheroff in rags, sickness" and shallow graves
than at contented labor that it is unchris
tian to resent insults, l.ahd' that you folks
down South, and especially you," Bill Arp,
so called, ere an- ungrateful -people not to
adiaire- the, present ftatsj 0 cSairs, m.;the
Union, so called. -- .
II 'o ' Lidignaatly yoarav ! 1 1 '" OrVjO f
; j Tub eastern papera are publishing aphren
blogical chirt of Butler. V ,We have exafnia-
"ed it, but fee no', account of the bumps
Could'nt ""tell by his Dress, i
$ome years ago a wealthy carriage maker
residing in Philadelphia, was very much an
noyed by calls of hackmen, cabmen, omni
bus drivers, ' etc., who under pretence of
wishing to purchase would put him to ' con
siderable trouble, in showing them, all the
various vehicles ho had on hand and telling
them the' difference, the very lowest price
pf each ; ,and would leave with : the , consol
ing idea that they would "think on it" , and
if they concluded ta purchase, "why they'd
call again-td-morrotr."-: But it so happened
that they never called again the second .time.
This daily inquiry,, we . say, had become so
annoying that the owner, in. self-defense,
had resolved on not paying any attention to
a customer, unless , he. came well dressed.
About ' this time the owner was one day
standing in his door, when up came a rough
looking man, well bundled in. his overcoat,
wearing coarse, unpolished boots, and carry
ing in his hand a whip, who thus accosted
him: ,. , .
"Good day sir. ArC.yott the owner of this
establishment?": i . '
! "Well, I am," repUed the other, with a
look which seemed . to . say." '.'Now you
want to try it, don't you ?" ,
''Have you any fine carriages for sale?"
inquired the stranger, apparently not heed
ing the boorishness of the other. . "
"Wen, I have." ' , ' .
j. "At what price?' "
"Different prices cf course."
"Ahl yes. Cant look at them?" l.,
""You can do as you please, stranger.
They are in there."
The stranger bowed politely, passed in,
examined the vehicles for a few moments,
returned and said
"There is one 1 thiBt will answer my pur
pose," pointing toward one. "What is the
price r ' - ' ".';" "', '
"Two hundred dollars, sir." : . ,
"Is that the lowest?" '
"That is the lowest." 1 ' ' '" ,,
" "Well, sir, I will call and give you my de
csion to-morrow ;" a ad the stranger walked
away, i-.' . . - ':
"Yes, you'll call to-morrow! O, yes cer
tainly," replied the owner in a tone of irony,
not so low but that the stranger heard him;
but he kept on his way, taking no outward
notice of it
- The next day came, and with it came the
"I have come according to promise," said
he. ; ' . '
"I see you have, sir ;" replied the owner;
a little abashed.
' "I will take that carriage, sir," and to the
astonishment of the other, he pulled out an
old wallet well stuffed with bills, and delib
erately counted out two hundred dollars.
The owner was completely staggered.
Here was something new, a cabman with
so much money I He took the money, look
ed at it, and then at the stranger, eyed him
from head too foot and examined his boots
attentively. Then he counted his . money
over and held up each bill to the light to see
if it was, counterfeit . No 1 all were good.
A thought struck him. He would find out
his name 1 " .
"I suppose you wotld like a receipt?"
said he at length to the stranger.
"It may be as well." .
. "Yes sir. ; What name?'!
. "Washington Irving."
! "Sir," said the other, actually starting
back with amazement, "did I understand
your name was '!
"Washington Irving," replied the other,
an almost ; imperceptible smile hovering
around his niouth.
"Washington Irving sir my dear sir,"
stammered the owner, confusedly, "I I
I really, sir, beg ten thousand pardons, sir,
but pardon me ! I mistook ou for a cab
man tdr 1 I did indeed 1". . , .
"No excuse, my friend," replied Irving.
"I am no better than you took me for. You
acted perfectly right," and having at length
succeeded in getting hia receipt,,amid a host
of apologies, he politely bade the humble
carriage maker Vgood day," and left him to
the chagrin that he had mistaken for a cab
man a man whose lofty genius had com
manded the admiration of the whole world.
The friend who related this anecdote as
serted that it was a fact, and told to him by
the veritable owner hiraself. It doubtless
proved a lesson to him Eot to judge men by
their dress. : -;' . ,
Yora Motiieo. Speik kindly to your
"mother, and ever courteously, tender of her.
But a little time and you shall see her ho
more forever: Her eye is dim, her form is
bent, and her shadow falls grave ward. 0 th
ers. may love you when she is past away, a
kind-hearted sister, perhaps a" kind-hearted
brother or one whom, of all the world, you
may choose for a partner,, may love fondly ;
but never again, while time is - yours, shall
the love of one be to you as that of your old
trembling mother has bee n. . .
In agony she bore you ; through puling
helpless infancy, her throbbing breast has
been your safe protection and support; in
your wayward child cod she bore patiently
with your thoughtless rudeness, and nursed
you through a legion of ills and maladies.
Her hand it was that bathed your burning
brow or moistened yourparched lips, her eye
thatlightedup the darkness of wasting night
ly vigils, watching always in your fretful
sleep. Oh, speak not her name lightly, for
you cannot live as many years as would
suffice to thank her fully. , Speak . gently,
then to your mother ; and you too, shall be
old, it shall in. some degree lighten ' the' re
morse which will be' yours tor otner sins,
Why Mrs. Swisshelm was Re-
.. i :.- : - ." moved.-; .
Some of the radical journals are complain
ing bitterly that Mrs. Swisshelm, who held
a clerkship in the Quartermaster's Depart
ment at Washington, was removed by order
of Secretary Stanton: .Mrs;. Swisshelm' is
the editress and proprietor of a journal en
titled the ' ' Reconstructionui, and thb1 article
on account of which the' Secretary of War
dismissed her is as follows. If such a pro
duction had been published in a Richmond
paper General Grant would have ordered its
seizure. ' ' ''''
From Mm. Switibelra'a Reconstruclioniit.
"' ' THE ASSASSINATION' PLOT. " -'L
Wlien President Lincoln was 'murdered,
nearly all loyal people believed that the
South had made a serious mistake. A very
few thought otherwise. Of those, two said
to us, "You are mistaken. They know
what they are about. ' Andy J ohnson is
their tool." ' " :
'The thought was too horrible to be enter
tained. It was too dreadful tQ believe that
the man who had just received such marks
of confidence from the loyal millions was
simply a skillful actor playing patriot the
better to serve the cause of treason. But
these shrewd prophets shook th;ir heads
and said, "You will see." . .
' One thing was certain. The morning of
the inauguration he was drinking freely with
blatant copperheads. His appeuranca on
that occasion is matter of history ; and the
deep disgrace of it wa3 ' never exaggerated
by any published account. His intempe
rance was excused on the ground that they
had drugged his brandy, and it is possible
they may have done so, but certainly not
with the view of doing him a fatal injury ;
for since the beginning of the second month
of his pr esidency they have been his visitors
and apparently confidential friends. That
class of Washingtonians who never went to
the White House while President Lincoln
lived, but always refused to recognize him
as President," and spoke of him with' scorn,
began at once to visit Johnson, and were
graciously received. . -
Can it be possible that it was part of the
assassination plot to get rid of one thus in
secret bonds of friendship with northern
leaders of tha secession ranks, or was that
stupid, miserable wretch, Atzercth, duped
into the belief that they wished him to com
mit a crime they knew he had not the cour
age to perpetrate, and which he should find
no . opportunity to commit ? That they in
tended to get rid of President Lincoln and
Mr. Seward there can be no doubt The at
tempt on Mr. Stanton's life was likewise in
good faith, but the chain links of the evi
dence were not closely followed on he trial,
and the necessity for his death was not im
minent, for he could be removed.
The business was to get the Prcsidentand
they got him. That it was the South which
nominated Mr. Johnson, through indirect
influence; that Mr. Johnson labored cun
ningly for that nomination by boisterous
professions of loyalty, and the thrusting for
ward of ultra pledges designed to be broken,
there is no longer any doubt. That he was
prepared beforehand to serve the purpose of
treason there can be no doubt ; that his ad
ministration and its programme were part
and parcel of the assassination plot we have
no longer the shadow of a doubt.
This does not make it necessary that he
should have known of the intended assassi
nation. We do not think cither Tyler or
Fillmore Inew that the men who used them
intended murdering- Harrison and Taylor,
but in all thesecascs the assassins knewtheir
men, and these three Presidents, made
Presidents by assassination, are each with
their administrations as much incidents of
the rebellion emanations from the brain of
the'arch-fiends and wholesale murderers who
plotted that rebellion as was the starvation
of our men at Andersonville, or the poison
ing of our armies. Whether known or un
known to Mr.. Johnson, his veto message is
the further unfolding of the assaination
That assassination was a change of base in
the traitor war for the destruction of the
Union. The veto is the Sum ptcr guns of
this second era of the war, and it will prob
ably be followed by a Bull Run and Ball's
Bluff by disaster and apparent defeat to
the loyal millions whose weapons are on?o
more turned upon them by their tru-tf t
agents. Andrew Johnson has his plans ina
tured. " lie is in full sympathy with the
South, and will follow up his present advan
tage to the bitter end. Let the people
nerve themselves to do what they can. They
can and will save ihe government ; but there
is great danger of a repetition of the mis
takes and delays and dreadful disasters of
the first stage of this war. There is great
danger of a kid-glove campaign under some
Could the people be made to feel that the
assassins of President Lincoln are now the
honored guests of the White House, that
this veto is part of the murderous pro
gramme, northern copperheads would not
insult a loyal people by their insolent rejoic
ings, and traitors of the South would stand
aghast before their indignation. ,
A Radical Crowd. A Republican in
Maine, who had served out his time of 30
days in the Augusta jail, was asked when he
came out how ho liked it JM had a bully
time," said he. "There ' were 76 .inmates
of the jail, and not ad d Democrat amongt
thciot" ;- ". ' ;' .
. r Many a woman thinks she can do nothing
Sights from our Sanctum.
Sometimes.we sit musing ' upon the out
look from our sanctum windows, and build
phantom lives to fit the forms and faces that
pass in the, streets '. below. Just now came
-a wagon nothing strange in tnat, certainly.
And a man driving the team, and a woman
seated behind him, and "a child throned in
the woman's lap nothing remarkable -in
that either. . And it required no particular
shrewdness to determine that the woman
was the better half of the man, and that
the round fiiccd baby was joint heir of both
so much wc saw so much we suppose
everybody saw who looked. It is a fair, in
ference to suppose that the wife came to
town to help her husband "trade out" the
proceeds of eggs and butter that were stored
in the pans and pots half hidden under the
seat. . The pair were this side ani its a
fine point of observation, too this side of
forty, and it is presumptive, if blessed like
other folks they have left two or three chil
dren at home "to keep house while they
come to town perhaps two girls and a boy,
or, as it is immaterial to us, two boys and
one girl." " . . -
. Let us follow this pair as they dispose of
their product and purchase their supplies.
They enter a store which is advertised, of
course, and the egjrs are all counted, the
butter weighed and the clerks put down the
t:JTy. The baby is shifted from one shoul
der to the other, or placed down on the
floor, while calicoes are priced, tea tested
and plates "'rung." The good wife looks
askance at a large mirror which would be
just the thing for the best room but it
won't do; they must just wait till next year.
Ah! there are symphonies in those "next
years" that charm away all the vexations of
the present. And so they look and price
and purchase their supples, the husband the
while keeping count lest the bill shall exceed
the balance due. Then comes an aside con
ference, particularly confidential. She takes
him affectionately by the button,' and looks
up in his fiice -.she has fine eyes, too with
an expression eloquent of "do now, it will
please them so!". And what do you think
they talk of? Toys for the children ; John
wants a drum, and Jane a doll, and Nellie a
book, all pictures, "just like Susy So-and
so's."' The father's looks say "nonsense,"
but his heart says yes, and his hand gives
out slowly, to be sure the requisite cur
rency, and the happy mother hastens away,
baby and all, for the toys. Her anxiety re
veals her mother's heart, and she is happy
all the way home not for the bargain she
has made, nor for the bus life she has seen,
but for the pleasant surprise; only half
promised the has ia store for her precious
little lambs at home. And we can sit here
and imagine the joys of that family group,
as the drum, the doll and the book are pro
duced wasn't it a great house ! Happiness
is so cheap, what a wonder there is not more
of it in the world.
From the Washington Cmrespondror of the Naih
Robert Lincoln Gossip in
You remember Robert Lincoln, son of the
late President? He was generally liked
here, as an amiable and intelligent young
gentleman, not quite equal to his father in
ability, but of superior culture. A story is
just now current in which his name is so
freely bandied, and so universally that, see
ing that all the parties are of public notorie
ty, there may be no impropriety in alluding
to it. Nearly two years ago, so the story
runs, Robert fell in love with a joung lady,
whose father was at the time out of office
and out of money. To be in this condition
at Washington is next to being convicted of
forging a Go'seraiuenl bond or murder In
the first degree, and the idea of marrying the
lady in that condition was not to be thought
of. So the amiable Robert set about mend
ing the matter, and made a desperate effort
to secure the proposed father-in-law a seat
in the lower House of Congress. He failed
in thi, however, and was at a dead halt,
when luckily a member of the Cabinet died.
Here was a vacancy, and the lover speeding
ing on the wings of passion, amorous, flew
to the President and stated the whole case
to him with great frankness. "I like j our
way of doing things, Bob," said Mr. Lin
coln, "and, if possible I will work the thing
:b.- you." To cut a long tale short, he
'did "work it" the broken down politician
beoaniO a" member of the Cabinet ; the young
:Jlntc':Vii$ suddenly converted into a leader
of faJiion; and all went sweetly as a mar
riage bell toward the wedding day. But the
adage nover fails to hold its own, and in this,
as in ' every other case, the course of true
love did not run smooth. The hand of the
assassin interposed. The young gentleman
found himself bereft of father, of fortune
and of place at one fell swoop. On the
other hand, the Cabinet member created by
his interposition, had experienced a change
of fortune ; for, having shuffled his cards
skillfully, he was just returned a Senator i.i
Congress. The lady wavered ; the nuptials
were postponed; and, finally, as visions of a
gay career and better match began to flit
across her beautiful blue eyes, she resolved
that she was not so much in love as she had
been, and she broke off the engagement al
together. I tell you the tale as it was told
to me. It is just now the gossip cf the
hour ; and as I have no doubt it will appear
in print such secrets being too valuable and
too notorious for a poor devil of a le'tter
writer to keep I give you the benefit of.it
It is an apt illustration of the world and the
fickleness of womankind. , .
Thc Second Book of Chronicles.
, ACCORDING TO DIXIT, f, . -
; CHAPTER IV. 1 .
1. At that time, the people, of the South
sent messengers to the King, saying :
' 2. "Behold, we have been beaten and
broughtlow, our elders, andyoung men have
fallen by the edge of the sword ; we have
become mourners with no one to show us
Pity-" "., .'.': :.
3. "An dye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,
hand for hand, foot for foot, . have been ta
ken from us."-.
4. "Burning for burning, . wound for
wound, stripe for stripe, have been dealt out
unto us." ; . : -.':.. - ?l ,
5. "The bondman . and the bondwoman
have been set free, our vineyards have been
laid desolate, our fields have become a prey
to the destroyer. -- '
6. "The lowing of our kin is heard no
more in the pleasant valleys ; nor the bleat
ing of our sheep from the hill tops."
7. "Our homes have been' made food for
the flames, our treasures have vanished as
the mists of the morning."
8. "Our fine linens, and purple, and prec
ious stones, and vessels of gold and of silver,
yea, even the toys of our little ones, are
known no more with us."
9.. "For, behold, they do now gladden the
eyes of the godly roundhead, the burner of
witches is delighted therewith."
10. "The bean-eater, now suppeth from
the spoons of our childran; he sin gcth psalms
from stolen bibles."
11. "Without raiment hath he clad the
daughters of his household ; he drinketh
his rum from our cups."
12. "We have bowed down our heads and
have become obedient to the laws ; let thy
hand be raised that we perish not from the
face of the earth."
1 3. "Let thy hand protect the helpless who
cry too thee ; defend us from the hungry
Yankee the horse-leech of the East who
crieth, give! give !"
14. And the King answering said"; "I am
moved by compassion for you,' and have
sworn that the laws find the covenant shall
be held sacred."
15. "Behold, ye have thrown -down the
sword, and Peace again blesseth the land."
1 G. "I shall therefore break the bands with
which you have been bound, the scourge
with which ye have been afflicted shall be
17. "Go ye, therefore, into your fields and
vineyards, plant ye and till the earth, and in
seed time and harvest shall ye again be
18. "The hand of the destroyer will I stay;
I sdiall hold you harmless at the hands of
the Heavenly Hyena."
10. "The howlings of the Parsons shall be
as empty wind ; they shall be aa toothless
20. "They arc devils and not men; their
hearts are full of cruelty and corruption."
21. "With the Hate with which they pro
voked war, are they filled; they are not glut
ted with the shedding of much blood."
22. "They have despised the Covenant ;
they have trodden under their feet the law."
23. "As they of old have scoffed at the
word of God,so have they hated charity,and
loved contention and strife.'
24. "They have desired to see the land a
desert, that power and dominion might re
main to them."
25. "They, and their Harlots and Preach
ers, shall be brought low, because they have
hated J usticc and Mercy in the hour of their
26. "And behold the sound of Cany voices
went forth to praise the wisdom of the King."
27. And the people said, "Let the memory
of the radicals be held accarsed take away
from us the sons of BeliaL"
2S. "Behold these are they who now cry
for blood, they would snatch riches from the
pit of Hell." . .
29. "The craft of Thaddeus, and of Sum
ner, and of Forney hath been made mani
fest, let their desires perish with them."
30. ."Asa stunk from its tail sendethforth
perfume, so hath Forney scattered his spite
over the land."
31. "He rageth that he hath become pow
erless, and is despised by the people."
32. "Of his own poison, hath his blood be
come corrupt as a drad JucJche stinketh."
33. And Thaddeus, hearing these things,
going forth shook the dust from his hoof, as
a testimony against the King and the peo
ple. 34. Saying, "Howl! Howl! ye my friends,
for the end approachc th ; and earthquakes
encompass our footsteps."
35. "I tremble with exceeding great fear ;
the Spring-Garden butchers have appeared
Daniel Webster on Paper Mon
ey. "The very man," said Daniel Webster,
"of all others who has the deepest- interest
in a sound currency, and who suffers most by
mischievous legislation in money matters, is
the man who earns his daily bread by his
daily toil. A depreciated currency, changes
of price, paper money falling between morn
ing and noon, and falling still lower between
noon-and night these things constitute the
very harvest-time of speculators, and of the
whole race of those who are at once idle and
crafty; and of that other race, too, the Cat
alines of all time, marked so as to be known
forever by one stroke of the historian's pen,
men greedy of other men's property and
prodigal of their own. . Capitalists may out
live such time. They may either prey on
the earning of labor by their cent per cent,
f,r tVrrTvinr 1mwf, " Butf hejaborin cr , roan
he becom.es the prey . of all , His property
is in, his hands. "' : ilisVrejiancfi,. jus' iund his "
productive freehold, his allj in'kia febdiv4-
Whether he work, on his own small capital
or another's, his living is stifi earned by his
industry J.and when' thd money.of the coun
try - becomes depreciated and debased,
whether, it, be , adulterated coin or . paper,
without credit,, that industry is. robbed of
its reward. He then labors for a ppiintry
whose laws cheat him of his. breads - - ;j.
The above should be inscribed in letters of
gold upon an immortal tablet ; They, ar?
words of wisdom, that the clas3 to whom
they are addressed are prone to forgegreat
ly to their disadvantage and to their Borrow.
The whole financial system of this country '
is now based upon an irresponsible .paper
currency more vicious and worthless in its
relation to gold than any Mr. Webster saw
during his political career. The laboring
men have been foolish enough to sustain, by
their votes this policy, which is consuminj
their email resources and . rendering thp
maintenance of the most frugal existence
almost impossible. .Will they never awaka
to their true interests, and demand that thi
public swindling and robbery shall cease ?
ri Happy at Home. ; -
A little straw of every day habit, floating
slowly and silently down the Btream of life,
shows very plainly which way the tide fccta:
And when Mrs. Purple says with a groan',
"My husband never spends hi3 evenings at
home," it is natural to inquire within one
self why it is that Mr. Purple finds , other
resorts so much moro attractivo than thd
household altar ! ,
"I don't see why he can't bea little moro
domestic," says Mrs. Purple.
Well, why, is it ? There is a reason for
everything ia the world, say philosophers
and there must be a reason for this. , .
In the first place. ' Mrs. Purple is one 'of
those unfortunate housekeeper whose work
is never done. There is always something
dragging a room to be swept, lamps to be
trimmed frctfid babies to be put to sleep,
while one eye is on the broiling meat and tho
other on the muddy foot-print unwittingly
left by Mr. Purple, on the doorstep.' "There,
Purple, I knew just how it would be. ' I
wonder if you know the use of a scraper on
a door mat I should after all the time I've
spent in cleaning up ."
And Mrs. Purple goes off into a monoto
nous recapitulation of her troubles arid trials
that has the effect of a lullaby upon the ba
by, however trying it may be td the feeling!
of the baby's father. " . . '
Moreover, Mrs. Purple, with all her clean
ing up,' does not understand the elementa
ry principles of keeping a house neat
Things arc always "round in the way ;" ta
ble covers put on awry ; dust as hes under
the grate curtains torn away from their
fastened and pinned up until Mrs. Purple
can "find time" to readjust them." Somer
how it looks forlorn and desolate and un
homelike when the master of the . house
comes in at night Mr. Purple, manlike,
can't tell where the the defection lies--he
don't analyze the chill that comes over his
heart as he crosses the threshold he only
knows that "things don't look ship-shape !'
And so he takes his last wheuhis wife'sbact
is turned and sneaks ignqminioasly off, glad
to get away from the dead-alive fire, the
dusty room, and Mrs. Purple's tongue., Whb
can blame the man ? Mr. Purple may bi
"lazy," and "careles," and "selfish," very
likely he is most men have a tendency that
way but nevertheless he don't like to bo
told of it over and over and over- again, in.
that persistent, illogical sort of way that re
minds you of an old hen running from side
to side in her coop, and poking her head
through the bars in the same place every
seven seconds ! Mr. Purple naturally won
ders why his wife don't teca.sionally allude
to the few good qualities he happens to pos
sess ! Mr. Purple has every inclination to
be happy at home, if his better half would
only give him a chaucc.
Of all the sweet tinted pictures of domes
tic happiness that we find in the pages of
Holy Writ, there Is none that suggests more
comfort than Abraham sitting in his lent
door "in the heat of the day',' under tho
shadow of the palm trees of Manire. De
pend upon it, the good old patriarch never
spent his evenings away from homo. ' Hb
didn't believe in "just running across the
plains to Lot's houst," or going over to Sod
om to hear the news." No, Abraham liked
to sit quietly by his tent door, and very, like
ly Mrs. Sarah would come and lean over his
shoulder and chat with him after the Orien
tal fashion ! We have the very best of tes
timony for knowing that she wa3 very amii
blc under the ordeal of "unexpected com
pany," when "the calf tender and good'4
was dressed, and the three measures of . fine
meal baken on the earth ! . , , , . ;
The idea of looking beyound the sphere
of home for enjoyment is at the root of -our
modern evils. . Home should be the very
centre and sanctury of happiness ; and when
it is not, there is some screw loose in the do
mestic machinery ! Hyou want to surround
a young man with the best possible safer
guard, don't overwhelm him with maxims
and homilies as tn what he is and is not to
do, but make his home happy in the even
ings. Let him learn that however hsrd and
cruel the outside world may be, he is always
sure of svmpathy and coasideration in one
place ! Woe betide the man, whatever his
tot or position, who hasin his heart of hearti
no memory of a home where the sunshine
never faded out and the. voices were always
sweet Where he as Rothschild, he U
. a a a ...,...
Some say the quickest way to destroy
Veedsi9 to marry a widow. It is no doubt