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Addre, . 1AC0BY & IKELCR.
Bloomtburg, C'olmei County, Pa.
WHEN YOUR'E -DOWN.
What legioa of "friend" always bles u.
When golden ucc'S liglil our way)
How ihey smi'e " they softly aildrean at,
Bi cordial, good umnreil. and gay.
Put. afa ! Kli 'U tie nn of orpeiit
-Hath f et then how quickly they frown
And cry ut in tone if vj-iritr.
Kick ilia iu! , d jn "1 you a--e he ia down '
What innuf h, when you nw not a aorrow.
Your heart w open as day.
And -ycr friend" when tliy wanted to borrow.
Yob obliged and ne'er aaked (hem to '-pay." .
.What though not a tool yu fr ii?ht-d.
A you wandered about tlirougb tUe town.
Your "friend a" become ery near wjihteU,
And don't aeera to a a when you re down.
When yon're "up" your are loudly exalted,
A nd trader all ainr nut your prane,
V hen you'r down" yon liae greatly Heflittd,
And they really don't lanry your way."
Your atyle wa lip-top" when you'd money,
Foaiag eery uckr and clown,
Rtit now 'tia oceedincly funny,
Thing are alteied "iiecauae you are town "
- a ' i
Oh. give me the heart that foreer
I free from the world' lelfiKh rut.
A nd the aoul w hose hic.h Oi.ble endeavor
1 tora'ae fallen man fr.nn ttie iul ;
' And when in a.'Tcrjily'a oceai
A Victim ia likely to drown, '
All hail to lae. friad wbo'o'deralioa
Wrtl lift a aaa ap wfcen Iij' -'down." .
Abolitionists and Abolitionism
. : me.
Messhs. Editors : In tins nninber I wi'l
proceed to show that after the Raid waa
made, and over forty innocent men, all Dem
ocrats, from this vicinajre, many of them
professors of religion, had been arrested and
taken to Fort Mittlin, a fellow, who, 1 think
13 called 4Peer Pump-handle Reinboff" by
them.that knor hiiu, carae hereto preach
oa Sunday ta the-Soldiers in camp below
Benton : and ha u reported us having said
ia that speech : "That he rejoiced very
much at their coming to this peetion of oar
country, because previously it had been dan
gerous ior him and other 'ljyal
people to J
pass up and down the creek. That he hnd
been afraid to travel th o road in day-light
without a body-g-uard, for fear the Demo
crats would kUl him and throw his body be
hind some old log, and then his dear family
would not be able to find jt, and could not
tell whatever become of him. (X dear me I
That pistols and guns were cracking contin
ually all around, and the ofSeers of the eoun
ty from the lowest up to the Treasurer w ere
engaged in this dreadful work. O, dear
mer . '
But since the soldiers had come it wa5?
more quiet, and since so many had been sent
off to the Fort he felt more secure, thanks
to old Abe, &c. Now I was not out to hear
he gentleman (?) on that occasion, but oth
ers were, who remember well what he said,
and can tell you all about the powerful man
ner in which this blood-hound of abolition'
aion threw around t he red-hot-rocks of aW.i
tion damnation, all over Peter A's planta
tion ! O, dear, how" it did thunder ! but
there was no good rain. - I know his fears of
the Democrats were trafounded, and Only
pame from, the teeth out, and he kuors that
ia tkiftj -as m most other things, was mere
ly acting the hypocrite. The Democrats
would not hurt hi3 wooly h.i?ad, they were
then,a3 they are now, too wise to waste their
munition on "Pump-handles or D. D's."
That this Knight of the disunion lensrue was
creating a false alarm when he said he was
afraid of Democrats along Fishingcreek, i3
Fully established by his bringing a very hand
some man with him here last winter, to hold
protracted meeting, whose name was Black
'or White, I think. Black would have beep
very proper as harmonizing with the princi
ples and practice of his employer at that
time. But this sneaking leaguer took good
care to inform our citizens that "this stranger
he had brought with him, was a Democrat"
What do you suppose was his object in all
this ? ' Doubtless to deceive the people, to
get Democrats whom he had misticated and
unjustly assisted to send to a filthly Lincoln
Bastil?5 to come with their friends to his
meeting, when it was announced that a Dem
ocrat had come, to help him for a week or
ten days. But the bait did not take, the
gauze was to thin.
. The people however, could not help pay
ing, "that this exhibition of cool deplicity
Wa3 not consistent with his expressions of
fear, that the Democrats would kill him" Ac.
At one time it suited him "to. have noth
ing to do with Democrats, they were dan
gerous, their pistols and guns were poping
nd cracking all along the creek, that it was
toot safe for him to travel up Or down with
out a body-guard'' &c. - -
But when this theme run out, and he did
Tiqt by. it succeed in gulling the people, it -uit3
him wondrous well to come solitary and
Jalone, with no one but a Democrat as his
Tjody guard I Thu3 flatly giving the lie to
all his declared fears, "that Democrats would
Yake his life and throw hi3 body behind an
old log" &c.- -
Thi3 man, shall I call him ? nay this "crit
'ter," the "Pump-handle, " certainly had no
'fears of Democrats, but evidently had a 'fit,'
fcot caused by the "Draft," but by the "De
lerium Tremendous." Hcnce he thought he
saw snakes coming out of his boots, hence
bis groans, the voice of his guilty conscience,
the ejaculations, the irregular .movements,
the wild gestures, and the thunder of his el
oquence against the copperheads, and in fa
vor of his "cnlred brethem."
From what I understand, his rermon (?)
'to the soldiers mu.-t have been hn extra ef-.
fort, sn i it, 1 the remarks of the hearers
about Li m zn 1 his discourse, should have
tn'Fiire 1 & h rich legacy to. his posterity.-
Tins p-im? "Loral Ijamer" would not let
T-'i m "i'"n','1riir the lafe war, and when
bullets could ; not hurt the child ! ! Well,
that is the same kind of patriotism, which
it is supposed, led another red-mouthed
"Loyalist to get his barn insured, and then
burn it and take the insurance money to pay
his commutation fee, and then attempt "to
insinuate before a loyal military commission,"
falsely, - "that Democrats had burnt his
barn," but was stopped.
, This is Abolition Loyalty .for you. : Shall
we Democrats, bear all these things and let
those pinks of Loyal Toryism pass unrebuk
ed ? I think not". The voice of neighbor
Robert's grave says no ! The voice of his
Eoor widow, and orphan children says no !
Ivery principle of justice Fays no ! ! Then
let us speak out by the Press, in the name
of this outraged community, tlirough the
courts of Justice, and expose those enemies
ot our race, the enemies ot our country,anu
let us support our true Democratic princi
pies and candidates, and save the Constitu
tion and the Union by sustaining President
Johnson. Jefferson. '
Messrs. Jacobt & Tkeleii: In my in
tercourse with my neighbors I am struck with
the changed state of feeling which now per
vades this community About two years
ago, when the agents of the evil one assum
ing to take charge of the souls and bodies of
our people here, and kidnapped fouty-fouii
of them in the darkness of night, things
looked black, indeed, for decent, honest
men not tho.-e who under the garb of lou-
alty were "government robbers" and it
seemed that these bad, mean men were bent,
not only upon our personal destruction, but
the utter annihilation of our civil rights as
citizens. How thev Lemeaned themselves in
the premises, has become matter of history
and will be perused with astonishment by our
The Invasion, of Columbia County,in 1 S64,
by the ilespotical tools of the Lincoln ad
ministration, is the most damnable feature
of all the iniquitous act; of the late "negro
war." Over a thousand armed men, with
several cannon drawn by six horses each,
ambulances, baggage wagons and all the im
plements of bloody warfare, were treacher
ously and insidiously thrown unsuspectingly
upon the peaceful and defenseless citizens of
Columbia count-, and for several days,whil.-t
enjoying our unbounded hospitality, auiu.se'd
themselves in robbing our hen-roosts, corn
fields, potato patches and even stole our outs,
grain and hay by the wason load ; and not
a particle of which plunder has ever been
paid for by "the government." 3Ir. Joseph
Coleman, as respectable a citizen as lives in
our valley, was turned out of his house, with
his family, and it was filled with the soldiers,
who destroyed his property, and burned all
his fences. They also used up all his hay
for their horses.
Nor was this all. These "insolent hire
lings" of a cowardly and treacherous Exec
utive, in a midnight raid, kidnapped I'ORTY
roTjn of our citizens, not one of whom was
a deserter, and by brute force and at the
point of the bayynet. ruarcrred them hastily
into Fort MiJJUn.. I have said that these
men were our most respectable citizens, and
in proof of this amnion, 1 need only give
a fjw of the names of tho-ie I now remem
ber. Rohr Melfenrv. a Oountv Commis.
Moner, and Dunnd 3b.-IIonry, the County
.treasurer. William Appleman and Mont
eromciv Cole, ac-tinar Justices of the Peace.
John J. ctilos. now County
Jyor Lu Lhapin and James .Meilenrv, mer
chants of Luzerne county. Hiram I. Ever-,
ett, merchant of Benton; Joseph Hess,
Samuel McIIenry, Inn-keeper, Samuel Ap- j
pieman. Joseph Coleman;lU;v. A. R. Rutan, i
David Lewisj Samuel Kline, JchnYorks, j
Henry and W ih'iam Hileman, and William
E. RotiEliTS, whom, the blood-hounds mur
dered in the Foil. AJo, John Bantu, Scoti.
E. Colley, Abraham H?rtman, with raany
others, for whose wrongs, it is h'pod the
loyal Ln'ncoljii'ifs, here and cLviwhere, will
have ti) answer, if not sooner, when they
join their disunion friends in the lower re
gion?. Perhaps I writg with too much apparent
f rce, but if fp, it mnst be attributed to my
vehement indignation. The men who per
petrated these outrageous nets of military
tvanuy upon our unoffending citizen", in
cluding Couch, Cadwallader and Stewart,
were cowards, knaves and thieves.- So are
the sneaks and spies who hissed them on.
It is not denied, that Gen. Cadwallader,
admitted in a conversation with Messi s. Buek
alew, Elwell and Tate, that he had made
military examinations of all that (this) coun
try, to discover the alleged forts, fortifica
tions, armies, combinations of resistance to
the government and pronounced the thing a
"grand farce." This wa.s candid, but
the paper Gmcral failed to discharge the
balance of his duty as either an honest or
brave man. He should have so informed
the government, dtmandinr the immediate
rtleaxe of his prisoners, and in case of fail
ure, to resign nis commission. More anon.
The f-tore of John J. McIIenry was en
tered last Spring, by burglars, and robbed of
a large amount of clothing. It turns out
that "the burglars were all three "loyal
theives." Shoddyism is synonymous with
robbery. A Benton Democrat.
Abraham Lincoln Indirectly hi
"What would have been the effect of
McClellan's election to the Presidency in
1864?" was lately asked of a Southern gen
tleman. "It would have ended the war, on
almost any terms the North could have ask
ed," said he. "For a year before the war
closed, all hope of success unless by some
thing little short of a miracle was abandon
ed. The election of McClellan would
have given the Southern leaders an excuse for
making peace without an absolute loss of ail
self-respect. The North would, by his elec
tion, have receded, in part, from its extreme
position, and we would have receded from
UThis proves bevond a doubt that if Mc
Clfxlan had been elected, hostilities would
have ceased in November, 1864, and the
war ended several months before it did. And
this would have saved hundreds of valuable
lives, and millions of treasure.
But, says one, "what has this to do with
the death of Mr. Lincoln?" Hold your
temper, and I will tell you. If Mr. Lincoln
and the Abolition party had conducted the
election of 1864 honestly, fairly, justly and
legally, we are sure McClellan would have
been elected. But we know, that by the
most dishonest, unjust and illegal frauds,
and corruptions of all the Departments of
the Government, the Army Officers, the
Soldiers' vote, the Mails, the Provost Mar
shals and their eave.sniropper3, the uncon
stitutional arrests and imprisonment of many
Democrats, the fcupr.resaon of their papers,
were the base and foul means used to effect
his re-election! " '.' '
Had 3Ir. Lincoln and his idolatrous wot- ;
ejor Pntifpd with a l.iwfnl admin- i
would have sent him back to EJieois, where
he ought always to have been kept, leing
utterly unfit for the position of President.
Hence he would have left Washington soou
after the 4th of March, 1865? and therefore
could not have been at Ford s theater, and
disgraced himself and the President's office
in April of that year. Had he been a wise
and good manj he would have been at home
attending to his proper business, as a Chris
tian gentleman would have done, then an as
sassin could not have harmed him. - But
being given to theatrical entertainments, he
hired a Box in a corrupt place, sot a bad ex
ample by often resorting there, and thus, for
his previous illegal, corrupt and numerous
violations of the Constitution, the laws, and
legal rights of other mm, and of the States,
exposed himself to violence, and thus his
corruptions indirectly turn "honest Mr.
If he - has not, some of his fawning
sycophants 'may learn, that, "Honesty is the
"Boots for Stationert."
Jacobt & Ikeler :
Gentlemen Pleased with the indepen
dent mariner and bold style of conducting
your Journal, we withheld the public ex
pression of our opinion until a time might
arrive when words of c ncouragement should
be oflered in defense of the cau.se so near
our hearts. But the prospect brightens with
the steady march of events, and words of
cheer were useless. Truth and right icill
Already the ominous tide is setting in
which threatens to engulph the dark forms
of a party whose groa.t ambition ha? been,
and still is, to ruin, desolate and divide our
country. Did we need proof of this? It is
found in the slimy, nauseous track of Aboli
tionism. Every foot of ground over which
they have passed is proof positive of the
damning work of desolation pursued by the
dominant party. They gloat grimly over
their work of destruction. Savagelj', they
strike treacherous blows at the charter of
our liberties by introducing a vast numlier
of amendments to the Constitution of the
United States. They would so distort and
deform that instrument by their sacrilegious
work as to rob it of its dignity and force,
fivinsr to our posterity a mass of folly, in
ieu of the wisdom and purity left us by our
fathers. But their tiir.e for rule and riot is
already coming to a cloe. Soon the vile,
disgusting creature will drag its black, reek
ing carcass of corruption from the places of
power, and Abolitionism shall be known
only by "the ruin it has wrought."
Everybody talks and thinks, now, of Cly
mer as our next Governor. He is so frank
and open in his expressions of opinion and
declaration of principle:-" and withal possessed
of such eminent qualifications of mind and
heart that no one can doubt the result cf an
issue with him and Geary. The latter strives
most industriously to conceal his political
principle, if he advocates any. He may be
claased among tho neutral.
"The (.ohi mlif 10" f ' An "Independent
Journal" !J Well, what next? But Dem
ocrats are not so easily caught, now. The
paper certainly possesses the merit of being
well and hap.cfsomely executed, but it has no
principles, w we class it with Geary.
The editor, under the caption, "Explana
tory" 'oe3 off with a declination of princi
ples, and stops just where he begun, com
mitting himself to no md line of policy and
asserting no independent course for his "In
dependent (?) J ournaL ' ' We would recom
mend that ho Fubstirutc some other word
instead of "ividepcndcrtf' aud.eall the thing
by its prrrper name. Else hoist your colors
and go into the contest manfully. Place at
the mast-Lead the name of the Hon. IJies
TEBCLYi!EU, or throw the Link flag to the
breeze and support Geary. 3Iore anon.
Rohrslurg, May 21, 1S65.
The Freedmen's Bureau Bitt.
The Evening Post, a Republican paper,
published in the city of New York, in speak
ing of the legislation for the Ngro, says:
"The Freedmen's Bureau Bill passed yes
terday by the House makes it the duty of the
government, for two years after it becomes
a law, to supply provisions, medicines and
transportation to destitute and suffering
white refugees and frce-dmen. Now, unless
it is certain that for two years to come society
and industry will continue, in the South, to
be so disorganized as to make it impossible
for many industrious persons to gain a liv
ing, does not this extension of charity seem
unnecessary? And if unnecessary, is it not
mischievous? So long as men can get their
living without work, many will do so ; and
if the government should promise to support
destitute and suffering people, inthe bouth,
for ten years, no doubt it would during the
whole ierid have demands upon its stores.
"The Southern States are underpopulat
ed; there is more work there than there are.
hands to do it: it is a reeion, like the West,
in which no one who will work needs to beg
or starve. Is there not a danger that we
may create a class of inveterate idlers, both
amongst the whites anr I blacks ?
"The number of destitute frcedmcn ap
pears to le rapidly decreasing indeed it
cannot help but do so, for work is abundant,
and most of the States, -have enacted laws
obliging the colored people to tike care of
their poor. According to a despatch from
Washington, the Assistant Commissioner
for North Carolina reports that "the number
of destitute freedmeu dependent upon gov
ernment has been gradually reduced, and it
is hoped that by the end of another quarter
the necessity for the ciatuitoua issue of ra
tions and clothing wilt ha ve ceased entirely.
The demand for labor continues unabated,
and is far greater than the supply. Many
planters in the Southern Stateshave applied
to him for help, and some have engaged
persons in North Carolina to return with
.them. The inquiry is no longer heard,
'What can be done w't 1 the negroes ?' but
the question is often asked, 'Where can la
borers be found?"'
"We have the Freedmen's Bureau for
nearly a year yet. Congress will meet again,
and will have been in session for several
months before the present law runs out. If
next winter it shall apear to be necessary
to continue the Bureau for another year, it
can easily be done. But would it not lie
well to wait until then, when the first peace
crop will be gathered, and affairs will be bet
ter settled in the Southern States? Wc
tuist the Senate will consider these matters.
Let us do all that is right, but let as not
hold out hopes of such support as may en
courage idleness and pauperism. It ia bet
ter to give the freedmen and refugees a
chance to help themselves, than for us to
help them." V, ,
' JEST Daniel Webster used to ray that the
word "would", in Rufus Choate's handwriting
resembled a gridiron , slruck by lightning.
THE MISER'3 STORY.
I wasborn in England. I remember noth
ing but poverty stalking crime and abso
lute want The houses where I lived were
all in various stages of filth and decay.
Whether the old blear-eyed man who kicked
and commanded me was my father, I never
knew. Whether the old woman who some
times fed and oftner beat me, was my mother,
I cannot say. All that I know is that I had
a miserable drag-aboutlife of it, going round
after cold victuals knocking smaller boys
down to get the contents of their broken
basket", and hunting for rags in the gutter.
I suppose I was a rather good-looking boy:
they call me good-looking now, for an old
man. I know I was smart, comparing my
self with children as I see them. Of course.
I was like the rest of my class. I could
fight a little, and swear a little, steal a little,
and cat a good deal that is, when I got the
chance, which was seldom.
I was ignorant didn't know one letter from
another, and didn't want to. What did .I
care about education I, who never saw a
book froui one year's end to another. And
love gratitude hope I could of course
understand neither. Nolody loved me,
therefore I loved nobody. Nobody had ever
made me grateful had ever held out hope
to me. Some strange impulse was given me
one day. I waked up, sprang from my bun
dle of -traw, and involuntarily the words
came from my lips "I'm going todo some
thing to-day. " What tliat something was I
had not the remotest idea, but I put on my
apologies for clothes, and sallied out in my
vagabond way, whistling, caring for nobody.
It was oboutnoon. and I had not yet tasted
a mouthful of food. I was hungry, and
skulked about grocery shops, hoping I could
get an apple or something that would stay
my appctite; till I felt in the humor for beg
ging. Passing round the corner of a public
street, I saw a genteel-looking man standing
at his horse's head, gazing about him some
"Boy,' he cried out, "won't you take care
of my horse for half an hour?'
"Yes sir," said I.
I think it Ws the first time I had ever put
on the sir. - -
"There's a man!" he exclaimed. "I've
got considerable fruit, and you must guard
it well. Here's acouple of peaches for you ;
just stand here quitly I guess nobody'il dis
He went away, and I stood for awhile, till
J was tired. Then, thinks T, I'll get a hand
ful of the fruit and run. But for the first
time I felt an instinct of shame at the sug
gestion. He trusted me he haw I was a
mean looking fellow, too, but he trusted me,
and I won't abuse his kindness.
Something like this reasoning ran in my
head, and I squatted down on the cm ?v ton-?,
feeling the importance of an honorable tri:.-t,
as I had never felt such a thing before.
Presently some of my fellows camealon
nailed me. 1 told them to go on. Amy
peered about the cart, and saw the sunny
laces ot the peaches.
"We'll have some of thorn," tiny said.
"No. you won't," savs I. "I'm put in
charge here, and 1 won't scj the first thing
With that they began a rumpus They
reached over the cut. I stur.k them, and
used such efforts that they all came r cb-niell
upon me, and we fought till the blood came,
but I vanquished them. Just then out came
"What's the matter?" said he.
"Oh. nothing, only 1 had to fight for your
stuff there," said L
"You did, eh? You've got a black eye f r
"No matter,"' ays I. "I meant tbc-i
bovs shouldn't steal a peach, and they
"Well, you've got good pluck, my boy ;
here's a dollar for you but don't swear."
My ees stood out.
"A whole dollar?" says I.
"Yes, do what you please with it, but I'd
advi-e you to buy a pair of shoes."
"Thank you," says I, with a beating heart ;
"it pays to be good, don't it?"
lie smiled a curious sinile, asked me sev
eral questions, and ended by taking me home
11m in his wagon.
Home! I thought. I was in heaven, albeit t
I had seldom, heard of such a placo. My :
heart beat heavily even- time 1 dared to put !
my leet upon those rich carpets, lhe mir
rors were something new to me.
The next day there came a man to see me.
I was washed clean and had a good suit of
clothes. Says he
"Youngster, I'm coingin where you live,
and prolably I shall make a bargain with
your people. I want a boy just such a b U
clever toy as j'ou are, and if you behave
yourself I promise you that you .-hall have
as pleasant a hoir.o a3 you desire."
Well, that was Ood. I hardly dared to
speak, to breathe, for fear of breaking the
illusion. I never was so happy clcarthrough
a3 I was that day. They gave me some light
tasks to do I wished the were more impor
tant. From that dav I was treated as one
of the household. The man was a widower
and had no children, consequently I became
to him as a son. He educated me handsome
ly, and when I was twenty-one he died, ami
left me seventeen thousand dollars. Well.
I considered myself a rich man. I gloated
ovenny wealth, it became an idol to me.
How to increase it was my first desire. I
consulted competent men, and under their
counsel I put my money out at interest
bought stock and mortgages. I grew weal
thier, my business (my bencfactorhad stock
ed me a fancy store) prospered, and I was
in a fair way, I thought, to marry Lucy
Sweet Lucy 3Ianning I the most artless,
winning maiden in all the world to me. I
loved her deeply.dearly. She was blue-eyed,
auburn-haired her disposition was that of
an angel. and I had plighted my vows tg her.
One nigrit I was invited to the house r.f a
prosperous merchant, and there I met a siren
in the person of his niece, a black-eyed girl,
whose charms and whose fortune were equal
ly splendid. She was an heiress in her own
nght beautiful and accomplished. Heav
ens! what a voice was hers pure, clear,
sweet ravishing. I was charmed and she
was pleased with me. Alas ! I met her too
often. In her presence I forgot my gentle
Lucy; she magnetized, thrilled me. ltwa
a tiiumphto feci that so beautiful, giftedand
wealthy a woman loved me me, who had
been brought up in the pulieus of a city
who had known misery and corruption all
the first years of my life.
Gradually I broke off. my intimacy with
Lucy. I received no token from her she
was too proud. But that checkgrew pale
that heavenly eye languid and though I
seldom met her, I knew in my heart that she
was suffering, and branded! myself a villian.
At last she knew with certainty that I was
to marry MissBellair. She sent me a letter,
a touching letter, not one word of npbraid-
I wounded ! And she could calmly wished me
joy, although the effort made her heart bleed.
I knew it did.
I tried, however, to forget her, but I could
not. Even at the time of my magnificent
wedding, when my bride stood before me ra
diant in rich fabrics and glittering diamonds,
the white face of poor Lucy glided in be
tween, and made my heart throb guntily.
Oh, how rich I grew ! Year after year
added to my gold. My miserly disposition
began to manifest itself soon after my mar
riage. I carried my gold first to banks, and
then to my own safes. I put constraint on
my wife "for very generously she had made
over her whole fortune to me and began to
grumble at expenses. I made our living so
frugal that she remonstrated, and finally ran
up large bills where and when she pleased.
Agajnst this I protested, and we had open
quarrels more than once. My clothes grew
shabby; I coultLnot afford to buy new ones,
although the interest of ray investments was
more than I could possibly spend for ration
I finally grew dissatisfied with everything
but my money. I neglected my wife, and
grew careless about her society. Several
gentleman came to my housre, among them a
would-be-author and celibrity. He came, I
thought, too often for my good name, and 1
ordered my wife to discontinue his company.
She refused and I locked her up in her room.
How she managed to get herself free I never
knew ; but in the evening when I returned,
she was gone from the house. That caused
me some unea.-iness, not much, for I was
soon absorbed in taking account of my gains.
It was perhaps nine in the evening. I had
ust managed to take up a paper for,a mo
ment, to read out its business details, when
the door opened and in came my wife, dress
ed bewitchingly, followed by that moustaehed
"Good cvening,my dear," she said, in the
coolest way imaginable, and placed a chair
for her friend.
"Stop!" I cried, my jealousy aroused;
" that man sits not down in my house'
"That man a gentleman and my friend
shall sit here, sir, if you please," said my wife
My passion was excited then as it never
was before and I collared the scoundrel. He
vas my match, and? God of heaven, my wife
coolyput a dirk-kmfe into his hand, and he
stabbed me. I fainted and remembered
nothing more, till I found myrelf 011 a bed
in my own chamber, watched over by my
"W here are they?" I gasped.
"Gone," w; all she said.
I I occurred to me then like a flash of light
ning that nobody was near me at the time I
was wounded, that my keys were about my
person, and that I had been robbed perhaps,
of ail my available property. The thought
tiiiC.v im int j an agony of fear. I ordered
m' clothes to broust to me. The keys were
there. Taking them out I told Mrs. Hale,
my housekeeper, to go to my safe and bring
n o the r-apers that were there. She return
ed, l..":r Ukm white with terror, to say there
was nothing there, and all the little doors
"Robbed! robbed!" I veiled with curses
and iniprcaitijns, and again my senses de
, Brain f .ver en-rued. For we :k3 I lay de
privd of rea-'on. literally trcadingthc verge
( ;f the grave. One morning I was conscious
only of a sinking, deathly feeling as I open
ed my cye. Was it an angel 1 saw stand
ing i cfoi e me, her soft eyes veiled with pity,
lOoLhic down upon me with the most com-
at:n;r rreutlencss Again 1 opened my
dim eyes. The vision seemed wavering now,
but oh. did it r!-r wear the sainted br-anty of
-v.(H't I.R-y Manning? A quiet unutterable
peace took possession of my entire being. I
forgot wealth, health, everything. My past
life seemed blotted out, and I was onceagain
innocent, untouched by the griping hand of
avarice, true, lovins and loved and Lucy
Manning was my idol.
But 1 recovered slowly, and at last, as my
strength surely returned, I missed her. As
soon as she saw I could bo left with safety
she had left me, and oh, the blank the
I wandered around my room, now so deso-
1 i t .-1 Qnsl tow flirt Tnonv riT-?iLnroa rtf Tnv ml.
ct.ri.. i,.,i,;ra 1 i-nnw'nr.r !,v. l.nt fnwnnk
mvVife niv foclinss seemed to have und.-r-
nc a reTllls;(
n. I fear I hated her. She
had nearly beggared me, and deceived me,
shattered my health, destroyed all my hopes.
Months passed before I was able to estimate
the damage that had been done to me. Ev
ery means that could be put forth wore usocT
for the discovery of my money, but all in
One night I sat by the fire a cheerless,
disappointed and lonely man. I had been
thinking thoughts that only burned my
brain, but did not purify my heart.
"If I had onh' married sweet Lucy." I
said asain and acain, "all this had not been
M3 housekeeper came in with a letter
an unusually large package it was and a it
bore a foreign postmark 1 ojcncd it with a
trembling hand. What was that? A rust
ling, crumpled bank-note! Another and
another came forth, until there laid upon
my knees twenty bills of the largest denom
ination. A few trembling lines accompanied
"My husband I am dying: my disease
there is no need to toll you. Forgive me
and accept this enclosed as a fuint effort
toward restitution. It is not much over
half that we took from the safe. The rest
is I know not where. I am deserted.
An icy chill thrilled me. It seenied as if
her spectral presence was near me. I shud
dered as I rolled the bills together, and
threw them across the rtKini.
"Lie there, cursed of my soul," I cried.
"Lie there till I have conquered myself ay.
if the victory is not won till you are rotten."
I shut the door and sealed it, and for six
months I toiled like a enniless man, till I
partially redeemed myself. By managing
cautiously, I placed my business on a suc
cessful footing, and began life again as a new
man. It took manv a year to wear off my
o!d habits of parsimony, but every effort
gave me a new and agreeable pleasure.
Meantime Lucy Manning became dearer
to me than she had ever been in the flush of
youth. I entreated her forgiveness, hum
bled myself in all ways, and convinced her
at last that I wa- as worthy now as once I
was in seeming. On the day of my wedding,
I opened the sealed door. The bank-notes
lay whore I had flung them. I took them
up with the pride of a conoureror, and plac
inc them in her hands, exclaimed :
"They are no longer my masters ; use them
a3 vnu will." .
"Now I am a man I redeemed from the
thraldom of covetousness. I have three
.blooming children. Lucy is an angel of good
ness, and I, "By the grace of God, I am
Horrible Death-Bed Scene.
of an Army
31. 31. Fomeroy, the able editor of the
La Crosse Democrat. irive3 the following
death-bed scene, which he was called to wit
ness on his recent visit to Chicago :
The Rev. Henry Clannard, an ex-army
chaplain, who left off expounding the Bible
and recruiting for the Saviour, and by en
dorsing the nigger and abolitionists became
an army chaplain in one of the Wisconsin
regiments, passed from life to a home beyond
a blessed immortality the other day,and thus
shuffled off his mortal coil. A physician
had called upon him two or three times a
day for a month, doctoring him for an ague
brought on while stealing cotton in Arkansas
while with General Curtis. On learning that
the ex-minister and ex-chaplain would not
live the night out we called with the physi
cian. In a little wooden-looking room not
over ten feet square, in an obscure boarding
house in Chicago we found the invalid. The
room was bare of furniture except a poor
bed, a little dirty washstand, two wood-bottom
chairs, an old .trunk, a pine table on
which -was spread a newspajter, on which lay
an old Bible, a pair of old snuffers, some
pill boxes and such staff. The dying man
was propped up in Led, while a faithful ne
gro woman sat on the bed. As we entered
he rallied a little and asked the doctor who
he had brought with him. On being told
that it was "Brick" Pomeroy, he sank back,
closed his eyes, rallied a little and said, 'Per
haps it is as well. He might as well know
it as any one.'
And he proceeded to make his dying state
ment which was in these words, as we took
them down in our memorandum book, as
the physician requsted.
31y name is Henry Clannard. I arn forty
one years old. I am a Methodist Minister
at least I was one. I was once happy and
contented, and loved Christ, my .Master,
with all the . zeal a Christian ever had. At
least I grew cold in religion, selfish and en
vious of the good fortunes of others. I
wanted to make money and fo have some
fun. I had no particular education,, so I
thought 1 would be a Republican politician.
I began by preaching politics ia the pulpit,
and praying for the negro. It paid me in
money, butJ lo.rt my influence at the Throne
of Grace. But I did not care for that, if I
could only have influence with the Republi
can party. I forgot Christ, and became in
terested in the negro. I had influence with
a fow memrtcrs of my church, and talked
politics to them. I was paid by office-seekers
to influence Christians. Sometimes I
made as high as fifteen dollars at an election
for my influence with Christians. At last I
found politics to pay better than religion. and
I worked for the chaplaincy of a regiment
and got it. Then I let religion go and went
to war. There I wrote letters home denounc
ing Democrats ami Copperhead. And I
stole cotton, silver ware and pictures, and
iM toksand dresses for my wife and sisters,apd
horses and mules for my brothers, and a pi
ano for the Governor who gave methe com
mission, and a gold watch for my captain,
and a lot of household furniture to send home
to my colonel. And I roblied the poMicrs
of jelly and such stuff seut down t3 them to
use while in hospital, and I had a share of
the goods stolen from the sanitary fairs and
made lots of money. Please give me a little
piece of that pounded ice ?
The physician gave it to him, when he
But 1 was not happy. I drank whiskey
with the beys when away from home, and
indulged in some excesses uot worth men
tioning, and laid up quite a pile of money.
And I was taken sick while out stealing cot
ton from a plantation where a widow lady
lived. I had coaxed her niggers to run
away, and they are all dead now. When the
war. was ended I came home to Wisconsin,
but could not stay there. So I came to Chi
cago." And I grew sick. And I have got
to die. I have called on Christ I have
prayed to God, but somehow I cannot get
relief for my soul. The door of mercy; seems
shut against me. I forsook religion for pol
itics, and now God has forsaken me. I pray
to my Saviour, but he don't hear me. I talk
to this faithful negro wonan she says "yes
massa !" and that is all I can get out of her.
I know I can't live long. I feci that I am
dying. I feel certain that I am going to hell.
Please give me a piece more of ice before I
go. I want these things written down as a
warning to others who forget Christ for pol
itics. 1 feci that the negro can't save that
Christ won't save me. I was unfaithful to
my rciicoon. ?.na am lorrruuen. x a
1 was faith
ful to the negro, but alas ! the negro can t j
p me wncre 1 wane neip ue t-ui teasv mv
1. I am coin? to hell, and 1 know it. 1
, 1 . 1 1- 1. . .....
expect to meet many persons there who for
got religion for politics. I do not expect to
see vou'again in this world or the next, but 1
w.int this rontvsion rrinteu. lie
me a small small piece of
And thus died the Rev. Henry
Coal "was Discovered
A writer in the New York Observer asserts
that Col. George Shoemaker, a gentleman cf
Teautor.ic origion, was the discoverer of
Pennsylvania coal. He lived on the Schuyl
kill, and owned extensive tracts. The writer
goes on to say :
"It chanced one day that in constructing a
lime kiln be used some of the black stones
that were lying alxnt the plae. '31 ine Got !
mine Got ! dersthones be all on fire!' ex
claimed the astonished Dutchman, when
the rich glow of the ignited anthareite met
liisgazc. The neighbor?, who, of course,
were few and far between, were, after much
ado, assembled to witness the marvel. This
hai .pencd in 1 81 2. Shortly after, mine host
loaded a Pennsjlvania team with the black
stones, and journeyed slowly to Philadelphia,
a distance of 90 miles. There unforeseen
difficulties were presented. The grates and
stoves then in ue were not constructed to
facilitate the combustion of anthamte, and
burn it would not ! After many ineffectual
efforts to ignite the product, in was thrown
aside as worthless, and our disconifitted Ger
man, who had beguiled his toilsome way to
the metroiwlis with dreams of ingots, return
ed to digest his disappointment in his moun
A BLIND beggar was one day accosted by
a clergyman, at whose request he detailed
the circumstances under which Le had lost
his si rrht accidental exposure to the blast
ing of a rock by gunpowder. The reverend
querist, after listening, said, very feelingly,
"Well, my poor man, I pity you, and could
drop a tear over your misfortune, the
same time offering him nothing. lhant
you, sir," replied the beggar, "but I d rather
Have we ndt gone far Enough ? -
If one were to judge by the tone of the
Democratic press and speakers throughout
the North, he would be led to believe, that
that good old party had resolved itself into
an organization, for the siwple purpose of
praising and supporting President Johnson.
V hue we have no objection to editors and
shakers the political teachers of the great
mass of voters applauding, and approving
of whatever acts may seem to them to be
right, no matter by whom performed, yet -we
have an utter repugnance to arrything
that Jocks like sycophantic laudations of ';
men, simply because position gives them
power. And for the Democratic party, be- ;
cause President Johnson has done a few
praiseworthy acts, to set him up as their .
particular star to guide by, and go blun- '
dering on out of the beaten track, ia
the unsteady and flickering light it may :
give, is not only wrong, but is fraught with .
innumerable dangers. No one can read the
grcat secrets that are liid by the thin veil of "
futurity; neither can any tell what changes
may take place, between May 1866, and '
May 1807. And who is there willing to
guarantee, that the' Democratic party will '
not be the loser by the unmeasured confi
dence it is placing 111 Andrew Johnson ? It
must be recollected that it was the Demo
cratic party that brought him into political
existence and nursed him into political great- 1
ness; and yet after all it had done for him, ;
that he turned round and basely betrayed
and deserted it, in its hbur of greatest need
and sorest trial. Neither should it be for
gotten that he has in ono year denounced
abolitionism, as the worst of all evils that
could befail our country, and in the;-very
next, becomes its special advocate and cham
pion. It may be well enough for us to applaud
President Johnson, when he denounces the
fanatical majority in Congress; 'it maybe -in
place for us to approve, when he thwarts
the schemes of the lunatics who are at
tem ptir.g to degrade the white race to a level
with the black, and it is but right in us to
endcrse him when his acts are in perfect
consistency with our principles but for ua
to assist in building up a party for Andrew
Johson to follow him wherever he may
lead is as wrorg as it is suicidal, and can
end in no ether way but ia the disruption
and defeat of the Democratic party, and the .
success and ascendancy of a class of men,
who would have no fixed political principles
to guide them, and who would be controlled
in every movement, bv the shifting winds
of political opinion. We have ever-living
principles underlying our political organiza
tion, to which wc should cling, with as much
tenacity, as does the mariner to his compass.
In their success alone rests the only hope
of our country. They will be as truthful, as -necessary
to the existence of a Republican
form of government and as leneficial to the
cause of civil liberty, when Johnson is dead
and forgotten as thejT are now. It is to
them that the great masses of the pebpld
should be joirited ; around them that w6
shoiftd rally the hosts that are battling for
self-government and the supremacy of the
white race, and by showing how much the
future prosperity of our country depends
upon their success, gather from our oppo
nents strength to make them triumphant.
We must remember that President John
son has not yet determined to act with the
Democratic party. We must recollect that
he attained his present position by advocat
ing doctrines entirely the reverse of ours;
and that at this time it is Only "upon a few
particular issues tirat his policy is consist
ent with our principles, while upon others
he differs as widely Jrom us, as does Sum
ner, Greely or Stevens. It is Aw policy
that he is pursuing, not ours, his notion that
leads him not our principles; and it is to
carry out some peculiar idea of his own
ierhaps to build himself up a party of which
he shall be the acknowledged head that in
duces him to pursue tire course he does. And
are we. as a political organization ready to be
come the followers of any indicidttal f Are
we ready to play "second fiddle" to any
other party that may spring up in opposi
tion to puritan abolitionism? if not, let us
stand by the traditions of Democracy and
strengthen our party, thfonjh the advrcaey
of right prinnpte, rather than n the ground
that we are the endorsers of President John
son. Democratic Watchman.
How to be Happyv
Every person of a sxne mind desires to
be happy. But alas 1 how few, compara
tively, ever learn the secret of being truly
and constantly happy ! I have thought much
1 anil rend mneVi nmin tliiu pvprv-rlnv Knriret
1 hrve rr,,i,,avor0(i to look into mvnwn heart
su,x to pcan t m c)rt.selv to if I
could not arrive at the real solution cf the
problem. The more I see and understand
of human nature, the plainer become my
convictions that st lfLshness lie at the very
foundation of all or Dearly all of our unhap
piness. My business f "r many years being that of
a teacher of pub-lie schools, gave me great
advantages for studying the spirit and prac
tice of life in many households. Almost in
variably I discovered this hydra-headed
monster S'lfidincss to be "the skeleton
in everv woman's nay. and man's closet,"
too ! If I found one family in the district
where love and tender regard Were manifest
ed by the husband toward his toiling, faith
ful wife, O what an oasis in the desert of life
it seemed to my poor hungering spirit ! I
saw so much cold calculating as to the hno
to get rich, regardless of the health or hap
piness of the inmates of every household,so
little thourrht bestowed upon the cultivation
of the higher and nobler faculties of the soul,
or to the developing of the intellectual pow
ers which so. elevate and orrnoble our race,
that my heart was often filled with sorrow
Is not this really the sin of u3 all as a peo
ple ? this eternal grasping after the "al
mighty dollar," without regard to the little
home comforts which are really and truly all
there is of happiness I
() how much a kind word,, spoken with
feeling and affection, to a child, or a wife
whose life year after year is circumscribed by
the four walls of a kitchen, would do toward
lifting the cloud from the spirit and sending
rajs of sunshine into the very soul 1 But, no,
these little acts and highly prized tokens are
kept for the outside world, which cares litUo
and thinks less of the bestower, while the
poor wife, like a beast of burden, plods on,
uncheered by aught save her own approving
conscience and the hope of a brighter life in
the spirit's home above. n. j. a.
A Ladt of a certain age says the reason
and old man is generally so devote 1 to her
cat is that, not having a husband, she natu
rally takes to the next motst treacherous
I6r The Johnson Republicans of Phila
delphia have taken the field against Radical-
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