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Fob th D.wocb.t abo trn.J
, . ; A FABLE-
- n tins. '
The riper Lords, onca held a meet inf.
!And over witheata courtly g retting.
, iAnd Msing seated to a man,-
' ' 'The chief the business thus began.
' 'My nlle L'r's if every station.
'. . A King Is need I for the truss,
Ona like ourselves. In every part,'
,v A viper, true in bead and heart."
L One. who'll yield to sofi persuasions
, And be controlled on all occasions.
For though we ara a little lower,
'You kaow w are thi source of power.
C " 'Another, too, must be selected,
' In cae of miihap unexpected,
'" A kyal Prince of Loyal Una.
' Who will the Loyal all combine.
""' l-el, then, two eggs at once be bronght,
1 And if not given, they must be sought.
' - Let them be exactly matched. .
ILen proceed to have tbeu hatched
Assenting inrrmurs went around.
' All thought tha two egjeouM be found.
The one waa very ntar at band
The othar down in Cixie's laoj. ( '
.The time of incubation came.
The time with butu was Just the same.
When to I two creatures broke the shell
And pleased their Lordships, very welt.
A ad now tiieir brood they must exhibit.
And invitations must distribut". -That
all the world might come and see.
The King and Prince that is to be.
The aae 'twas settUd 'a justU4 stripe,
' A loyal viper to tba life.
The other, aouie said, with a giggle.
Has sout-rtbiag strange about Us wijgle.
Tbef watched ita n otioor, with much wonder,
Then exclaimed in tones of thunder.
The creature sure did potion take.
. Or else his Lordibip not a snake. -So
for the present here it ended.
They could not see how 't could be wended.
And then they all brsan ti sing
Ye gods protect oar reigning King.
Hut whether out. or hard of hearing,
1 be gods, regardleao of their beariag. -(And
they best knew the reasons why,)
Allowed the Viper King to die, J
The other then so hard to name. ,
To the throne and sceptre came,
"Conie listen to my proclamatioa.
Consider well this declaration.
I've always labored for the Union.
I'm friendly to the States communion.
And all 1 ak lor restitution.
Let all obey the constim i .
Tbeir Lordships tbnn council called.
Pome spoke In whispers, others bawled,
The thief arose amid the cl.uter.
Determined to decide the matter.
"Ye Lords ; the thing at which we wonder,
" Is but the fruits of our own blunder,
" :rorire as we would freedom barter, '
We've hatched a king and caught n tarter."
Kaow then each ignorant lordly elf.
That history oft repeals itself.
And in this case be not surprised
For you've been onty Tyterixed.
Gubernatorial. No. 6.
Editor Democrat and Star: In contin-.-nlng
my brief notes on the Gubernatorial
campaign, I am happy to believe and free to
'write, that every indication in the political
world unerringly point to the triumphant
election of the IIox. IIiesteti Clymet.
Have not the people of Pennsylvania, rob
bed, wronged and oppressed, as they long
have been, by thS shoddy crew who assume
; to engineer for them the affairs of St3te,had
. a sufficient experience in the school of afflic
tion to assert their sovereign majesty and
resist further oppression and taxation. The
answer and the antidote are alike with them,
and will be duly furnished by the change of
rulers, with which we shall have partial in
' demnity for the wrong of the past, and
ample security for the justice of the future.
Gentlemen, I long to witness a return to
lbetter times, and enjoy the beneficent influ
ence of Democratic Government. This ol
' talncd we have gained everything. With
out it our future is veiled in inimitable dark
besn. Every election in our State, formany past
years, has been carried by fraud, brute force,
and corruption. The tyrants and satraps cf
the Government have strutted their brief
hour and abused their authority in the vio
lation of our wholesome laws and the plain
brovisions of the Constitution. They have
tad their day and a dark day it will be for
them and their posterity in future history,
fes many of the loyal scavengers have already
come to grief and the balance of the theives
f tnd robbers, if they get their dues, will ere
i long find their place in the penitentiary.
Like the" Hibernian's pig?,
"While they lived, they lived in clover.
And when they died, they died all over.'
Tly fellow-citizens, are you fully aware of
the momentous issxicss involved in the coni
ini elation in Pcnnsvlvania ? Need I tell
you that it will perpetuate the reign of des-
pot?:i, or re-estawia upon it3
giorv-js structure ci consucuuonai jjiueny
and I res toleration. The issue clearly is,
"Geaixt nejro tvjfraffe, or Clymeb asd
'ids i.v.!3 i3 now boldly made by the
JtcTrp Conrress and their statclites through
out the country. It 13 clear and uneq-uivo-
cal. ' Acd it is rpon tin4" i?sne that ULYMEa
and Geary are now before the people', and
ena to E2r.t it oui
J . AT.,
. Returned Soldier's Soliloquy.
Good bye, blue ? ruin I Go into the dye
tub into the rag bag, anywhere out of my
sight. For three years I wore those blue
duds, and now, thank God, they are off, and
once more I am in command of myself.
And if I wasn't a d d fool, I'll be d d!
Learned to swear in the army.
What in the devil did I co to war for?
That's the question? What did I eat hard
tack for drink commissary whiskey carry
a mule's load sleep in the mud suffer in
the hospital and lose this limb for? Who
I enlisted to save the Union.
I went to war to put down the rebellion.
I fought to punish traitors.
I killed people to restore the harmony of
I went to war because that was in old times
the way to patriotism. "
And what was there gained? I had thir
teen dollars a month. .' I rode Shank's inare
from Bull Run to the Red River, and tramp
ed from high living to hell almost for noth
ing. I fought tokeep this union whole, and now,
when the war is ended, I am told that fight
ing divided, and that legislation alone can
restore the Union ! Then why in thunder
must I lose three years of time and a limb if
all this work must be done by Congress?
What did Congress want of men? Why
were a million of uskilled by drunken, theiv
ine, silvcr-ware-hunting, conceited, upstart,
political generals who went up like rockets
and came down like sticks, if Congress can
or could restore the Union by legislation ?
I went to war in good .faith. I fought a
scoreof times, and the more I fought and
the less I stole the slower came promotion.
I helped make a dozen generals, fifty col
onels and a hundred other officers rich.
I have lugged many a piano, rosewood
bedstead, marble-top table, cabinet of books,
mahogany sofa and such stuff out of south
ren homes,' to Be sent north for the use of
my superior officer, and the adornment of
his home in the North. This was the big
dart for putting down the rebellion. Great
God wnat fighting some of our generals did!
And I went to war for less wages than I
could have earned at home. And my wife
was often starving while I was away. And
my children became dirty and ragged my
farm ran to weeds nfy ehop ran down my
tools were stolen or lost my place is filled
by another I came home a cripple, filled
wUi disease, and am now looked upon by
the same uien who wanted me to go to war,
m ach : s people look upon some dead beat
who has gone through them for all their
An the Abolitionists who forgot to take
care of soldier's familiesthe abolitionists
who told us that the Democrats wanted the
Union dissolved the abolitionists who said
Democrats were traitors the abolifionists
who staid at home and dare not fight, except
in the form of a mob, in the attack of some
defenceless democrat, now tell us the d d
cowardly traitors and rascally thieves we
have found them to be that
The late war did not restore the Union !
The war was therefore a failure !
The white men of the north were no match
for the white men of the south.
The war would have ended in defeat for
the north but for the niggers !
This is what abolitionists tell us. Reckon
they will have a good time getting us return
ed soldiers engaged in another crusade for
cotton, niggers, mules and stolen plunder,
taken by force of the bayonet from women
and children. '
It seems to me as if the late war was a
gag a humbug a d d wicked, treasona
ble, unconstitutional gag. It did not restore
the Union, but it made a pile of abolitionists
and war democrats rich
It never prevented secession, but left this
Union in the shape we did not find it.
It never benefitted any one north or south
except thriving soldiers, army chaplains,
I swindling contractors, drunken officers, in
competent generals, and other such pets of
the late administration.
It didn't help the white people.
It did'nt help the niggers.
It impoverished half of the Union.
It didn't make the south friendly to nor
thern ideas, interests or people. It piled a
big debt upon us and took from us two-thirds
of our means to pay it.
And now I am back from the war to find
that I must pay the most exorbitant taxes
and to find that old Grudings, a d dmcan,
narrow minded, stay-at-home coward, is
rich, with a safe full of United States notes
or bonds, for which I must work the balance
of my life out to pay interest on, while he
e scapes taxation and lives in idleness. I had
a hundred dollars bounty to go to war. Now
I come home to find the town, county, city
and state in debt for the money I had the
wealth of the country is in bomb the school
houses in ruins the bridges in ruins the
court houses, &c, in ruins all these things
to be built up the bonds and their interest
to be paid besides all the other taxes, and
the holders of bonds living in luxurious idle
ness, with large incomes, and not one cent
of tax to pay anybody or for any purpose.
It was bad enough to fight for such cow
ards. It is bad enough to have it said we could
not have whipped the south without the aid
of these high-flavored nigger troops who
are now to be called our equals.
It is bad enough to tiave enormous taxes
to pay to repair the damages time and war
has wrought . Bat it's worse than all to have
to pay six hundred million dollars a year of
interest to men telto hold honds exempt from
taxation, in other words, to go to war and
then come home and pay our select for being
shot at, loounded end Tailed. Abolitionism
don't pay. , Now Fm as good a man as any
of them. No man has a right now to lord
it over me.' I wear no badge of servitude,
advertising that I am a fit subject for shoulder-strapped
dammijCuffs, kicks, guard-houses
Ac I'm a returned soldier a poor man
who must work or utarve. I love my coun
try. I'm a better patriot than the man who
asks the poor man to pay taxes and interest
on bonds exempt from taxation, and I say it
boldly that the next time I shoulder a mus
ket w,ill be for equal taxation, equal rights
and a free country. I don't like the idea of
repudiation, but if government don't tax
her bonds, may 1 1 d d if I ever pay a
cent of taxes, for my crippled limb is a bet
ter and a more honorable bond than the
government ever issued. If all are taxed
alike, it is welL If not, it's repudiate, or
another fight; La Crosse Democrat.
Number of sold Watches in the
The question "What becomes of all the
pins?" now sinks into insignificance beside
another inquiry of more serious moment
What has become of all the gold watches ?
This country has been famous for those glit
tering time pieces. Not a well-to-do gentle
man in any part of the land but had his gold
ticker ; they were an indispensable portion
of a young lady's daily attire; and even
beardless boys were eager to possess the cov
eted treasure, and could not wait for it until
they came to man's estate. But, unfortu
nately for the owners of these elegant arti
cles, the eye of the greedy tax-gatherer was
caught by their glitter, and they were to be
made to contribute to the national revenue.
Any gold watch in use, worth less than one
hundred dollars, was to be charged one dol
lar, and when valued at over one hundred
dollars was to pay two dollars tax per annum.
At this precise moment, by a singular coin
cidence, a large part of the gold watches in
many States disappeared from record. The
sudden vanishing of so much valuable prop
erty should be a matter of public concern,
and we desire to direct toward it the atten
tion of all who ar,e interested, in the hope
of obtaining some explanation of this remark
able phenomenon. The following, from the
latest official return of the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, exhibits the extent of
this startling loss, and may partially aid in
its recovery :
GOLD WATCHES TJI THE UNITED STATES.
(From the official returns.)
States and Wc rth less
Territories. thai $100.
New Ilampahire 33
New York S85
New Jersey. . 4
Maryland. M S83
Illinois - 4
New Mexico 35
Thus we have only 7,896 gold watches left
out of all the thousands which were owned
before the war ; and some States have not a
single specimen. Rh'de Island, the home
of the wealthy Senator Sprague, has not one
of the yellow treasures, even of the most in
ferior descriptions. Connecticut has not
one, and her late patriotic Governor, it is
fair to infer, sports only a silver bull's-eye
of the most antique pattern. And Wiscon
sin ? Iowa? Minnesota? Kansas? and
the other blanks ? Alas, we have no answer.
Vermont has two, but they are worth less
than one hundred dollars. Only two gold
watches of any description in all Vermont !
In Michigan there is oce. Who is the fortu
nate man? Will not some Historical Society
in that bereft Commcnwealth give us the
name of this fortunate gentleman who still re
tains his yellow time-piece ? Strange to say,
Missouri heads the list, and has been the
least "spoiled" by the threatening tax-gatherer.
Journal of Commerce.
London, the negro suffrage advocate of
the State Senate, has tiken the stump en
thusiastically for Geary in Bradford county
the hardest negro region of the State
where his "manhood suffrage" appeals for
Geary have stirred up the Thad Stevensites
to almost fever heat They seem to have
got it intotheir heads that if they can elect
Geary the word "white" will be struck out
of the Constitution of Pennsylvania before
his term expires. The fact that the negro
ites of Bradford county have been the first
to start the campaign for Geary with a mass
meeting is very significant of his position
politically. Patriot & Union.
"Well, Jim, how did you make it down
"First-rate, made plenty of money,"
"What: did you do wiii it?"
"Laid it out in houses and lots. '
"Where?': . :". " ,
"Everyplace I have been .where there
was any." - , . r
"What kind of houses and lots?"
' ' Coffcc-Acuse and hi of whiskey 1 "
Correspondencs of the New York Times.
How to Govern the Freedmen.
Rao House Plahtatiom, Nka Beaufort, 8. C, )
Monday, April 16, I860. (
I often think it would be of great advan
tage to the country, could certain zealous
minded men who are so anxious to benefit
the freedmen, come South and take charge
of a plantation themselves for two or three
years. They would then perceive that there
is much rose-colored hunianitarianism touch
ing the negro which is so only in theory
that if he has hidden within his nature the
noble qualities of human kind he has also
its depraved nature and will neither ap
preciate or be benefitted by any laws grant
ing special protection or favor to labor.
Coming from New York in February,
1863, I have had the charge of them ever
since, under all circumstance and conditions,
as farming people, and there is not the
smallest doubt that they have the elements
of growth and development and a good con
dition of manhood, in this very generation,
if they are not fooled with. They show
favorable qualities of industry, of docility,
of thrift, and are entirely responsive in their
moral natures to just dealing and punish
ment, whether pleased with it or not But
it is a certainly proved fact that the more
they are helped, beyond being helped to
labor, the worse they are off. The furnish
ing them land at other than a fair price, the
supply of food or clothes, excepting only
those who arc not able to help themselves
or have no kindred fairly responsible, the
advance of food or clothing to them on their
coming crop, and all assistance of a charita
ble nature, is an injury to them of the grav
est character ; and for the simple reason that
it saps directly their self-reliance. They
give no value to what comes to them with
out effort, and consequently fail to tuni it to
advantage. These statements have been
proved here out and out. I had the charge
last year of dozens of contrabands who were
fed on their coming cotton. The result was
a total loss of crop in spite of all that I
could do, even though backed by the author
ities, on the part of pretty much all who
were fed, and what I did get was obtained
only by the presence of armed soldiers on
the spot Again, those who had credit last
year almost without exception came back
this year for the same favor. I have had
them come to me by the score to advance
them money for "a bag of grits." "We'll
pay you when dc cotton pick, boss." .
Again, those who own lands are worse off
in the majority of cases than if they had
none, for in that case they would work for
wages, would live on what they earn, and
would work more faithfully. As it is, their
crops go in any how, are taken care of any
how, are eaten up by February, and then,
when land needs attention for a new crop,
they dabble here and dabble there to eke
out a subsistence. Of course the result is
they come to nothing before they start In
finitely better would it have been to have
had land secured to them with more difficul
ty, so that it could have been obtained only
by those whose thrift and industry would
have enabled them to turn it to good advan
tage, while the rest could have labored for
others to the better advantage of all. Be
side, the value of the discipline to a person
successfully striving for land is immeasura
ble. Taking all in all, there is a steady
growth ; but I have mentioned these unto
ward facts for facts they are for the pub
lic enlightenment And in these times of
acrimonious strife over these jcople, it is
well to take heed to the facts as they exist
here. Certain it is that, as a general rulej
they need no assistance, only in furnishing
them plenty of work, or means of helping
Certain it is, that no laws or regulations
should be made to discriminate in their
favor ; nor, on the other hand, against them.
Certain it i3, that they should be held amen
able to the same laws as the whites, and to
the same extent The quicker they are
molded into the same body politic as the
whites, on principles of equity, the better,
and this cannot well be done if they have
recourse to seperate jurisdictions for relief
or protection. They have intense suspi
cions against the "secesh," and rightly,
and when to this comes to be added separate
process of law for jheir protection or aid,
it will render all fusion into common inter
ests of labor and the public weal almost
impossible. Only one thing Is needed and
it has been done by the commanding officer
here that no law shall be allowed to go
into effect so far as it discriminates on ac
count of color, and no judgment of Court
based on color, shall be executed, and this
to be enforced under military law, of which
any State is to be relieved, whenever in good
faith laws arc enacted and executed impar
tially as between the two races. Thus you
will leave the black people to work out their
own fortunes, as do the whites according to
the capacity which is within them, and. the
State will suffer from what it brought upon
itself, until in good faith it gives all its peo
ple those civil rights which manhood and ca
pacity demani You may be assured from
our extended experience, that you can do
the nesrro no ereater damage than to make
mucJi of him or make him the subject of
special protection and aid. Protect him in
his just civil rights under the laws of the
State where he lives, and leave him to him
self severely. A. 8. ii.
Jefferson Davis Indicted for Trea
son. On Fridav last the Grand Jury of the
United States Circuit Court: in session at
Norfolk, Virginia, brought m a true bill
against Jefferson Davis for Treason, and ad
iourned until the first Tuesday in June, to
meet in Richmond, at which tune it is eup-
nosed he will be tried. He was informed of
the action of the crand jury on Saturday.
It is said he expressed himself greatly pleas
ed at the result, and )ioped that his case
would now be soca dccidcd
A Snake Hunt.
Mr. Waterton, in his "Wanderings" in
Demerara and the adjacent part3 of South
America, relates the following incident :
I was sitting, says he with a Horace in my
hand, when a negro and his little dog came
down the hill in haste, and I was soon inform
ed that a snake had been discovered ; but it
was a young one, called the bushmastcr, a
rare and poisonous snake. I instantly rose
up, and laying hold of the eight-foot lance
which was close by me, "Well, then, Daddy,"
said I, "we'll go and have a look at the
snake." I was barefoot, with an old hat,
cheek 6hirt, and trousers on, and a pair of
braces to keep them up. The negro had his
cutlass, and we ascended the hill ; another
negro, armed with a cutlass, joined us, judging
from our pace that there was something to
do. The little dog came along with us ; and
when he had got about half a mile in the
forest, the negro stopped, and pointed to a
fallen tree ; all was still and silent I told
the negroes not to stir from the spot where
they were, and keep the little dog in, and I
would go and reconnoiter. The snake was
well concealed, but at last I made him out.
It was a coulacanara, not poisonous, but
large enough to have crushed any of us to
death. On measuring him afterward, he
was something more than fourteen feet
long. This species 6f snake is very rare,
and much thicker in proportion to its length
than any other snake in the forest A coul
acanara of fourteen feet in length is as thick
a3 a common boa of twenty-four. After
skinning this animal, I could easy get my
head info his mouth, as the singular forma
tion of the jaws admits of wonderful exten
sion. On ascertaining the size of game we had
to encounter, I retired slowly the way I came,
and promised four dollars to the negro who
had shown it to me, and one to the other
who had joined us. Aware that the day
was on the decline, and that the approach
of night would be detrimental to the dissec
tion, a thought struck me that I could take
him alive. I imagined that I could strike
him with the lance behind the head, and pin
him to the ground, I might succeed in cap
turing him. When I told this to the ne
groes, they begged and entreated me to let
them go for a gun, and bring more force, as
they were sure the snake would kill some
one ; but I had been in search of a large
serpent for years, and now, having come up
with one, it did not become me to turn soft.
o, taking a cutlass from one of the negroes,
and then ranging both the sable slaves be
hind me, I told them to follow me, and that
I would cut theni down if they offered to
fly. I smiled as I said this ; but they shook
their heads in silence, and seemed to have a
bad heart of it When we came to the place,
the seqient had not stirred, but I could see
nothing of his head, and judged by the folds
of his body that it must be at the farthest
side of liis den. A species of woodbine had
formed a complete mantle ove the branches
of the fallen tree, almost impervious to the
rain or the ravs of the sun. Probably he
had resorted to this sequestered place for a
length of time, as it bore the marks of an
ancient settlement I now took my knife,
determining to cut away the woodbine, and
break the twigs in the gentlest manner pos
siblej till I could get a view of his head.
One negro stood guard close behind me with
the lance, and near him the other with a
cutlass. The cutlass which I had taken
from the first negro was on the ground close
by me, in ca.se of need. After working in
dead silence for a quarter of an hour, with
one knee all the time on the ground, I had
cleared away enough to see his head. It
appeared coming out between the first and
second coil of his body, and was flat on the
ground. This was the very position I wished
it to be in. I rose in silence, and retreated
very slowly, making a sign to the negroes to
do the same. We were at this time about
twenty yards from the snake's den. I now
ranged them behind me, and told him who
stoodnext to me to lay hold of the lance the
moment I struck the snake, and that the
other must attend my movements. It now
only remained to take their cutlasses from
them, for I was sure if I did not do this
they would be tempted to strike the snake
in time of danger, and thus forever spoil his
skin. On disarming them, if I might judge
from their physiognomy, they seemed to
consider it as a most intolerable act of tyr
anny in me. Probably nothing kept them
from bolting but the consideration that I
was to be between them and the snake. In
deed my own heart, in spite of all I could do,
beat quicker than usual : and I felt those
sensations which one has on board a mer
chant vessel in war time, when the Captain
orders all hands on deck to prepare for ac
tion, while a strange vessel is approaching
under suspicious colors.
We went slowly on in silence, without
moving our arms or heads in order to pre
vent alarm as much as possible, lest the
snake should glide off or attack us in self-
defense. I carried the lance perpendicularly
before me, with the point about a foot from
the ground. The snake had not moved
and on getting up to him, I struck him with
the lance on the near side, just behind the
neck, and pinned him to the ground. That
moment the negro next to me seized the
weapon, and held it firm in its place, while
I dashed head foremost into the den to grap
ple with the snake, and to get hold of his
tail .before he could do any mischief. 0
pinning him to the ground he gave a tre
mendous loud hiss, and the little dog ran
away, howling as he went We had a sharp
fray in the den, the rotten sticks flying on
all sides, and eacli party struggling for supe
riority,, I called out to tie second acro to
throw himself upon me, as I found I was
not heavy enough. He did so, and the
additional weight was of great service. I
had now got firm hold of his tail ; and after
a violent struggle or two he gave in, feeling
himself overpowered. Tins was the moment
to secure him. So, while the first negro con
tinued to hold the lance firm to the ground,
and the other was helping me, I contrived to
unloose my braces, and with them tied up
the snake's mouth. The snake, now finding
himself in an unpleasant situation, tried to
better himself, and set resolutely to work ;
but we overpowered him. We contrived to
make him twist himself round the shaft of
the lance, and then prepared to convey him
out of the forest I stood at his head and
held it firm under my arm, one negro sup
porting the belly and the other the tail. In
this order we began to move slowly toward
home, and reached it after resting ten times ;
or the snake was too heavy for us to sup
port him without stopping to recruit our
strength. As we proceeded onward, he
ought hard for freedom, but it was all in
There is nothing the conservative Repub
licans hate and fear so much as to measure
swords with the Radicals, and they are in
finitely disgusted that the Democrats are
determined that they shall.
Mr. Raymond, M. C, would like "to run
with the hounds and hold with the hare,"
and, as he is a representative man of a timid
and vacillating class, he is naturally enough
disgusted at Stevens for lashing him into
doing what he both knows and says is wrong,
and at certain Democrats for placing him in
a position in which he must either stand
traight or stoop.
As Sir Archy McSycophant said that he
never could stand straight in the presence of
a great man, your "conservative" Republi
can can never say his soul is his own in the
presence of a determined one. Of course,
if the conservatives in the House had said
to the Democrats : . "This joint resolution is
mischievous, and we will vote against it,
the Democrats would have voted with them ;
but they would do nothing of the sort-
What they want is to be on both sides of
the fence at the same time, which they
should not be permitted to be. Let us have
some policy distinct and defined upon which
an issue can be made and argued. Either
take the theory of Mr. Stevens and carry it
rigorously out to its cxtremest consequences,
or take the President's theory and carry it
out to its extremest consequences.
There is only one honest course for poli
ticians, and there is only one safe course for
the United States. Such is the power and
such are the resources of the United States
that they can endure four or five years more
of such fanaticism, folly, and scoundrelism
as they have endured for the last six ;.and it
is a great deal better to have them and get
over them, as mothers say of the usual range
of infantile diseases. Sumner, Stevens, and
Wilson are no more wrong-headed to day
than ten years ago ; no more revolutionary,
and no more anti-constitutional. Every
thing that has happened was just as clearly
the natural consequence of their reasoning
and measures as the demonstration of a
problem in Euclid. The conservative Re
publicans affiliated with them for the sake
of power and plunder, and, being pretty
well gorged, want to stop short ; but the
Radicals will no more let them stop short
than the Reds in Paris would allow revolu
tion to stop short of socialism If Mr Ray
mond anl his fellow-thinkers want what
they term the Union, they must segregate
themselves from the Radicals, introduce
their own measures, annouce their own line
of action, and then they may count on aid
from the Democracy. If we are to be treat
ed as traitors and disloyal, we prefer an ene
my who fights ns and seeks only to fight us.
We do not intend to be used as well as
abused. We like to fight Sumner and Ste-
vens and usun. incy may ueat us, out
they cannot cow us ; and if we arc in a mea
gre minority in Congress, we are not at any
rate hung up by the thumbs by our officers,
like the conservative Republicans. .
Ever since the Republican party has exist
ed it has had but one principle of action : to
'whip the devil round the stump ;" to
cheat, if men would submit to be cheated ;
to rob, if they would not ; but to get any
how. The popular supcrstifion among the
highwaymen of England was that seven
years of success were permitted to the knight
of the road. The seven years of the Repub-
hcan hnrhwavmen are nearly up; tnere is
aw - - -
but little more than a year left it. While
the gang still flourishes, wc own to more ad
miration for such bold "cracksmen" as Ste
vens than for the little "foglc" stealers who
sometimes dispute his authority only to be
lashed into submission.
We are going to fight our political fight,
come weal or come woe, come defeat or
come success, as the Democratic party hold
ing the Republican party chiefly guilty of all
the blood, all the misery, and all the debt
We are not going to any man or to any or
ganization. We welcome converts we accept
recruits ; but if the great principles of that
party which gave the United States so much
prosperity and so much glory are not as suf
ficient for the future as they have been for
the past, we do not know where to find oth
ers. Our creed is so broad and catholic and
simple that men cannot mistake it A fun
damental law above the temporary passions
of men, supreme throughout the land, and
no "higher law" than it1, an exarrunation
into its spirit and intent, as submitted and
awvArvAi ' rtnr nnlr crivereicn. the law i OUT
IO. f ' , v ""J O J ' '
only allegiance, obedience to it A. Y.
Man in a Trance Remarkable
Escape from a Living Grave.
A young German, recehtly married to 4
handsome lady of very respectable paf e'mV
age, was taken suddenly ill at his place of
business last Friday. He was placed in i
carriage and taken to his residence on Erie
Street, where he lay in great agony until
Sunday, when the disease so prostrated his
physical powers that he lay motionless upori
the bed, while weeping friends surrounded -
the couch. To all appearances he was dead,
and it was so decided.
Arrangements were about to be made for
the interment, when the young wife feeling
she could not give him up so soon, insisted
that the funeral be postponed mtil Tuesday
morning. To gratify the woman thus
brought so speedily to mourn the loss of her
husband, the funeral was postponed; Hie
disconsolate wife spent most of the day Dtt
Monday in the same room with the corpse,
, , - a 13 A 1-
weeping as tnougn ner uearc -wo urn ureas.,
and still clinging to the idea that he could
not be dead.
About twilight on Monday evening, when
everything about the house was perfectly
quiet, except when the stillness was broaeft
by the sighs of the .bereaved widow, there
being but few persons in the room, the body
seemed to move. It was but a slight mo
tion, yet sufficient to arrest the attention of
one tearful eye. . ..
When the wife insisted that life wis not
extinct, that the body did move, her friends
became anxiou3 about her reason, and tried
to divert her mind from the sorrowful scene.
Two long hours were spent in conversation,
the friends urging that she was deceived,
possibly by the flickering light, as the shad
ows it cast might have produced the effect
that she ascribed to vitality.
The feeling of that little circle of devoted
friends is known only to themselves and Him
whose all-seeing eye visits the inmost reces
ses of our hearts. During the conversation
all eyes involuntarily rested upon the habili
ments of-the grave and the features of him
whom they supposed would soon become one
of its occupants. At the end of two hours
another slight movement as perceived by
all the party, The scene which followed can
never be described. ,
The wife clung to the motionless form of
her husband, alternately weepingand beg
ging of him to speak just one word, while
the friends wept for joy, hastened for a phy
sician, alarmed the servants by thier strange
conduct, and presented a sconce of confusion
generally. When the physician arrived,they
assembled about the living man, suggesting
and applying all the restoratives ever heard r
or dreamed of by any of the party, while the
wife, overwhelmed with joy had completely
worn out with excessive excitementj had
swooned away and was lying at the side of
her husband, in the same death-like stillness
that had embraced his form but a few mo
The ph3rsician took the necessary steps to
restore the woman and resuscitate the man,
which was sneedilv accomplished in both
cases, and as we write to-day the woman is
joyous and happy,- while the man thinks his
escape trom the (rrave a living one ot the
marked features ot his life Cleveland Her
An Item for White Men.
" Give us a change 1" was the cry of
thousands bf honest, unthinking voters, in
the campaign that resulted in the success of
belonging to that list of changes then, that
may te of considerable interest to those who
are compelled to labor for a living, and to
the many who are unable to lay up thous
ands of dollars in government bonds, which
are exempt frohi taxation; At the time this
hue and cry about a change was made, there
was n the Southren States 4,000.000 He
groes held as slaves. Out of this wholo
number, such a thing as a negro pauper was
unknown. To have intimated then of levy
ing a tax upon the white laborers of the
.Tsorth, to keen the aLle-lodied but lazy ne
groes of the South, would have brought
down such a storm ot execration upon the
heals of the advocates of such a measure,
that np one would have been able to with
stand it But time, arKilitionlsm and chan
ges, have at last wrought this result, and now
the tax-payers of the North, whose blood
and sweat brought "freedom for these ne
groes, are paying the fullowing enormous"
amounts to Keep them in clothes and feed
Salaries to CoramrV , fnrNiggers $ 47,500
Salaries of Clerk s for Ni pgcrs. 1 2, 800
Stationery and Printing for Niggers.. .63,000
Quarters and Fuel for diggers. 15,000
Clothing for Niggers. 1,750,000
Rations fur Nifrgers 4,106,200
Medicines for Nigeers. ,.5X,000
Railroad fare for Siegers. 1,980,000
School Manns for Niggers. 21,000 ,
School Houses for Niggers. -300,000
Telegraphing for Niggers -.18,000
Total, . y. $11,584,500
Read it closely, ye rtrugglingt toiling, la
borers in the field, in the shops,in the mines
and factories ! LlcvZn millions.five hundred
and Eighty-four thousand and fire hundred
dollars, of your earnings taken from your
wives and little ones, to feed and clothe ne
groes who arc too lazv to work and feed and
clothe themselves ! Think of it as you go
to your labor in the morning, and as yott
trudge home at night, weary and worn alter
your day of toil I Reflect over it as you sit
down to your scantily spread table and as
you gaze upon your despondent family, who,
ii not sunenng irom want are aepnvea oi
many of the comforts of life, because aboli
tionism robs you of your earnings, to givo
to the negroes it is keeping in the South ?
And tfs the tax-gatherer pockets the little
you have been enabled to save, count how
much of it might be retained for you, "were
you not compelled to pay your proportion of
the eleven and a half millions of dollars,
that the legislation of abolition officials be
stows upon the negroes they have stolen, to
compel you to keep. This is but a Email
item in the list of changes many of you as
sisted to bring about Is it not time that
we laboring, toiling, tax-paying white men,
try to make a change that will be for our ben
enU Dmvfcratk Wa&chmaju
Abolitionism and the placing of Abraham
Lincoln in the Presidential chair. Theygot
the "change," and here is one little item