Columbia democrat and star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1867, June 20, 1866, Image 1

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OFFICE -In Suive'a Block, Corner of M.iin
And Iron Streets.
' Address. JACOBY A. IKELER.
, " Cloomsburg. Columbia County, Pa.
A Patriot if You Succeed A
Rebel if You Fail.
j Oet th flats eyes :
And, like scurvy politician, scorn
.- To see the tbmrs thou dost int.
(King Lear: ct iv ; Seen 6.
Where the Elisabeth and James
Their flawing streams unite,
. -Within lb Fortress of Monroe
Appeared, tlia other night, ' s
v bit darned if 1 can stats'
, flow fee got in . at any rata
He walked straightway to Carroll Hall, ..
And gave the door a rap.
Which roused the drowsy sentinel
- Out of It is dreamy nap.
And made him tremble like a leaf, J"
It waa so sadden and ao brief.
However, he '.Mocked, the dnor.
And, Baiat Peter ve us I
Ilia Ghost said. -I'm George Washington ,
And eoane tsee Jeff. Daviv
Now. point hi room out. and ri;ht away
Bi quick, be. silent, and obey !"
The George stalked inta JeflV's room . - '
. Aud said, "friend Jcfl '. how aro you f -t
I se they have not kilted you yet -.
I hop. I do not scare ycu I"
, "CU, no," said Jrff.. -but pray be seated.
Tour visit is appreciated." , ..
7 Indeed." sii J George. ''I'm Glad of that
1 . tt give, urn eooiol itioii ;
But tell me, Jeff, what do you tLiak . .
About your situation f
I bear that Congress, in due seaion.
- Intend (o have you tried for treason."
- i J . ..
There's not a doubt of that." says Jeff.,
' "They'll have me put on trial;
For since your time the Yamcass Bavu '
Their taxes pay. without a wtti.
. . For which they dauined old George the Third.
."But tell me. George, how is it you
Are praited and me derided ?
Ton went in for secession.
And held slaves as welt as I did. -'
I must confess, 1 cannot see
The difference 'twin you and mi."
'2 "Pooh, pooh'." says George. "I wondsr at
A mail of your discretion ;
New England, in my day held slaves, ,
' And went in for secession ;
"And would have been the same to day.
But, don't you see it would not pay.
"Besides, yon kndw, lo tarn their coats
The saints are mighty bandy,
. Andarw as fond of power and cash.
As girls are fond of candy.
I always found those shoe-peg peddlers.
A caotiug set of knavish meddlers.
Republics are ungrateful, Jeff,
Yoa knew it. to yonr cost ;
They praised me because I an,
Oaiaa y keeniwe you lost ;
" 1 bat's all the difference I can soe". r
Friend Jeff., there is 'twixt you and me.
"However, Jeff,, take my arfvxe, .
' - ' If they should prosecute you,
Your conduct justify by mine ;
The knaves can not refute yoa.
Be this the burden of your ong,
.-. It Ge.rg. via. light, Jeff., was not wrong.
Bnt should the bigots now in power
All human right, deny you.
Then meet your fate like, brave man,
'1 be world will, justify yu .
Bol hare our eoolrece must end ;
Ii candid and be firm, my friend "
The ghost then walked out of the room
With military precision,
And 1 awoke aad rubbed uiy eyes.
And found it but a virion.
Brought on by sleeping on my back,
-Aad drinking too much applejack.
. . Gubernatorial. No. 8.
Editors Democrat & Star: I anxious
ly await the trial and eagerly anticipate the
result of the Gubernatorial contest in Penn
sylvania. The indications of success 'are
certainly upon the side of the Democracy,
and that good old party will again anchor
the noble ship of State safely in its destined
haven.' Defeated, oft they realize the say
ing, that
."Truth, crushed tearth will rls again,
. The eternal years of God are hers;
But error, wounded, wri'hes in pJtn,
And dies amidst her follower. "
Every lover of the Law," the Union, and
the Constitution, in this great Commonwealth
desires the election of IIiester Clymer.
Every sycophant at the foot of power", ac
' customed to "bending the pregnant hinges
of.the.knee that thriftmay follow fa wning,"
on the other hand, will support John V.
Geary. It will, indeed, be a gontest betwixt
the fritfnds of free government and the ene
mies of our common liberties. '
Speaking of white men's right?, I would
ask where are. they, and what is our hope in
the interest of the Curtin-Cameron-Forney-li3unionist3?
The last disunion Legislature
of this State passed a bill in direct rvtla
tvon of all Constitutions -dirfranchiang de
serters and non-reporting drafted men. This
iniquitiouabill has been signed by Gov. Cur-tin-
What now will those of our democrat
ic members of that body say. who, just be
fore the adjornment, recorded their votes ap
;proving of Curtin's administration?
This act of abolition legislation, like their
rnnnort of the negro-suffrage bill, is another
egregious wrong upon the rights-of white j
Citizens, ana gives tuc ue iJ i hicu jucic-ii-
ded partiality for " impartial suffrage." It
"matters little, however, that thousands of
iionestmen may be deprived of their just
rights, as citizens, at the ballot box, so far
-as'Geary'g chance3 are concerned next fall.
The disunion .candidate will be defeated
next fall by an immense majority, every
species of rascality, disunion, and outrage,
by the Yv innetago tribe, to the contrary not
withstanding. "
FeSow Democrat charge upot our wick
ed and treacherous enemies. Yours is a
co.t..m cause. "Charge . side by side
ban 1 in hand ana in arm, and with a bold
front. Stand fim, and organize early for the
fiht.' Down with the fanatics.
Shoulder to shoulder
Hearts firm, strong, and true.
We never wlil be conquered.
By tae L'nioa hating crew."
7a arms Li th? riAt, trastin? to God for
Abolitionists and Abolitionism.
NO 7.
When the bill for the division of Virginia
was before the National House of Repre
sentatives, the leader of the disunionists,
Thad. Stevens, eaid :
"Iwillnot stultify myself by supposing
that we haveany warrant in the Constitu
tion for this proceeding. This talk of restor
ing the Union as it was, and under the Con
stitution as it is, is one of the absurdities that
I have heard repeated, until I am sick of it.
The Union never shall, with my consent, be
restored under the Constitution as it is."
Yet in violation of his oath to support the
Constitution he did all he could to sever the
OM Dominion, and by the aid of his disunion
co-workers accomplished that gross outrage.
Wrhen he was in the reform Convention
of Pennsylvania, in 1838, he was bitterly op
posed to any change, or amendments to the
State Constitution ; and among other things
said :
"But why do I attemptto stay the ruthless
efforts of those who would tear up the deep
foundations of the government under which
Pennsylvania has so long prospered and be
come great, happly and respected 1 Its fate
is sealed. It is a doomed instrument. The
destructives have possession of this halL This
Constitution ichuh tcise' modern reformers
pronounced old, obsolete and decrepid, is
bmind hand and foot and delivered over to the
uncircumctied Philistines, andit will inevita
bly be shorn of its locks of strength vnlesthe
people come to its rescue. But, whatever may
be done here, it is my duty to warn the peo
ple of the attempts noio malcing to unsettle
and confuse the laws tchich have so long pro
tected, them, that need; and desperate adven
turers may fatten on the plunder. I
have full confidence in a steady and disinter
ested people disinterested as to the fate of
parties, but dephf interested in tJte welfare
oftloe State and the protection of thclivcs,thr.
liberty a nd the property of its cit izeyis. Sen d
forth to them thit mangled, mutilated and
ctejormed Constitution, and the? wul put
their seal of condemnation vpon it; and tli'y
will still live and prosper under the tccll-tried
charter ichich their wise and honest fajhers
left them." .
In view of all this we may ask, why does
this wretch and his corrupt company of Con
gressional tinkers now attempt to tear and
patch the National Constitution of our Fa
thers, under which, by Democratic rule, the
Republic long prospered and become great,
happy and respected ; simply because he is
a traitor, as the President said in his speech
on the 22d of last . February. But 1 enter
tain no doubt that the "mangled, mutilated
ami deformed Constitution," upon which he
and his followers have been testing the qual
ity of their knives and strength of their
bludgeons, will find no favor among the
masses of the people ; but that thy will
tive a united and effective support to the
nion, and Andy Johnson in his noble strug
gle to maintain inviolate 'the well-tried char
tar which their wise and honest Fathers k-ft
But the next traitor named by the Presi
dent in the speech referred to above is Chas.
Sumncr2 from whom I could quote many
declarations that he owed no obedience to
the Constitution of the United fcitates, but
will give one only, which is sufficiently ex
plicit to serve as a specimen to the rest :
"Let me say that the Constitution of the
United States, as I understand it, exacts no
passive obedience, and no inan, who is not
wholly lost to self -respect and ready to aban
don the manhood which is shown in the
heaven-directed countenance, will voluntarily
aid in enforcing a "judgment" which, in his
consv'ience,he solemnly believes to be against
the fundamental law. The whole dogma of
pat sive obedience must be rejected in what
ever guise it may assume, aud under what
ever alias it may skulk j whether in the ty
rannical usurpation of King, Parliament, or
judicial tribunal."
Wendell Phillip?, the third traitor named
by the President, and from whom I gave
tome extracts in my number 2, published in
man lor President, we should have put down
the rebellion in ninety day3 and left slavery
where it was."
This provos that he and his friends urged
on the war, not to preserve the Constitution
and the Union,but to destroy both, and thus
set the negroes free !
Hence President Johnson was just right
in calling those men traitors. He conld not
truthfully speak of them and call them any
thing else.
It may be well to add, in this place, some
extracts from the speeches and writings of
the prominent apologists and defenders of the
"traitors" explictly named by the President.
Foremost among these is Mr. Benjamin F.
Wade, who said, in 18G0, referring to the
secession movements of the southern lead
ers :
" I am not one of those who would ask
them to contiune,in such a Union. It would
be doing violence to the platform of the par
ty to which I belong. A e have adopted the
old Declaration of Independence as the basis
of our political movements, which declares
that men. when their Government ceases to
protect their rights when it is so subverted
from the true purposes of government as to
oppose them, have the right to recur to fun
damental principles, and, if need be, to de
stroy the Government under which they live,
and to erect on its ruins another more con
ducive to their welfare. I hold that they
have this right whenever they think the con
tingency has come. You cannot
forcibly hold men in this Union, for the at
tempt to do so, it seems to me, would sub
vert the first principles of the Government
under which we live."
Fred. Douglass, under the auspices of Mr.
Chase, has recently undertaken to berate the
President for disloyalty. The qualifications
of this negro critic to sit in judgment on Mr.
Johnson-will be understood by a siagle sen
tence taken from a speech he made in New
York in 1860 :
" From this time forth, I consecrate the
labors of my life to the dissolution of the
Union ; and I care not whetherthe bolt shall
come from heaven or from hell !"
Mr. William Lloyd Garrison ha? a!o ta
ken it upon himself to denounce the Presi
dent as the vilest of traitors, and has made
a speech in which, this idea is embodied with
every embellishment of scurrility. This se
vere and exacting patriot said, in 1855 :
"I have said, and say again, that in pro
portion to the growth of disunioni'm will be
the growth of Republicanism. The Union
is a lie."
As late as 1S63, Mr. Garrison declared in
las newspaper, the Liberator :
"No act of ours do we regard with more
vour paper ot May 2d, lgC, said m a pub
lic speech : "Thank God for McC'leHan, for
Cameron thank God for defeat. ith a
kind, than when, sevend years ago, on the
Fourth of July, in the presence- of a great
assembly, we committed to the flames the
Constitution of the United States."
Mr. Horace Greeley is also among the glo
rious company of patriots who have been
shocked at the treasonable utterances of the
President. Long ago Mr. Greeley said :
"All nations have their superstitions, and
that of our people is the Constitution."
And in his Tribune, of June 13th, 1854,
published the following "ode to the Ameri
can flag."
"All hnil the flitirting He I
The stars grow pale and dim.
The stripes are hi c oily scars,
A lie the vauiuiug hymn.
It shie'ds a pirates deck.
It hinds a man in chains.
Ittoke. the captive's neck.
1 And wipes the bloody stains.
Tear down the flanntinc lie ;
Half mast the starry flag ;
Insult no snnny sl.y
V ith hates polluted rag 1
Destroy it. ye who can.
Deep sink it in the wives.
It bears a fellow man
To groan with fellow-slaves.
Turl tho boasted l.e
Till freedom lives agnin.
To rule once more in truth.
Among untramn elled men.
Roll up the starry shepn.
Conceal Its bloody stains ;
For in its folds ar! seen
The stamp of rustling chains !"
Now all these leading Abolition Traitors
are pretending great veneration for the Hag.
and act with, what is mis-called the 'Union
but truly named the disunion party.
May the people read Democratic papers,
speeches, ic., then will they get their eyes
open and see clearly. Jefferson.
A Civil Necessity.
Office holders and these dependent upon
their smiles, affect to be much embarrassed
to ascertain which side honor requires them
to take in the contest between Radicalism and
the President.
Strange, that they sicfuld mi-understand
the practical workings of the maxim "to the
victors belong the spoils." Since 1861, the
Republicans iave had a just claim to the en
joyment of office, and most valliantly have
they asserted their right The records show
that twice as many appointments were made
in the civil service under Mr. Lincoln as had
been made by all of his predecessors. Of this,
Democrats have no righj to com plain, and for
five years they have patiently "stood out in
the cold," and despite the. subtle acts of a
despotic foe have gallantly maintained their
principles and their organization.
Suppose their is difficulty in deciding which !
wing of the Republicans is the party that tri
umphed in 1S61 and 1804. it still does not aff
ect the Democracy, andean in no manner en
title them to claim the spoils of office.
If the President would assume to dictate
to Congress whom they should select to fill
the offices at their disposal he would justly
merit and would undoubtedly receive the se
verest rebuke, and yet he has precisely the
same right -to do this that Congress has to
dictate to bun the recipients of hi official fa
vors. Upon this subject the Radicals have
themselves settled the question. Who does
not remember that within a brief two years
the Radical shibboleth was, "TiiErrvEsiiE;rr
ISTUE government. Oppose the President
and j-ou oppose the Government. All men
are traitoiswhodonotsupportthe President."
Such were the daily utte;ancc3 of the choddy
loyalists; Mr. Lincoln himself sectioned the
doctrine, and their whole party acted upon it
The unlawful seizure arid imprisonment of
thousands of Democrats have indelibly im
pressed upon our minds this doctrine in all its
length and breadth. If then, Lincoln as Presi
dent was the Government, so Johnson as
President is the Government, and we com
mend to their lips the chalice so rudely press
ed to ours.
The offices arc in the gift of the Execu
tive. If he believes his policy .will restore
the Union and give prosperity to the whole
people, and if he believes he can strengthen
his cause through tho offices Tit hs disposal,
he should at once and determinedly use the
means the Constitution and laws have given
him. Three fifths of the Republicans are with
the President, but through the controlling
influence of th'ir machinery their voice is
stifled, they are induced to be silent by the
fdse assurance that all vrill yet be well ; that
the differences will yet be healed. They
forget that A-nprfiy Johnson proulalmcd
from the steps of the Presidential mansion,
that TnnsE men "ark traitors." The
hour for fraternization, lias past, the breach
is irreparable, thcseperationis final.
Upon the question of rc-construction the
Democracy in solid phalanx are supporting
the policy of the President They seek none
of the offices. They have no just claim to
them. They regard the contest as one of
principle one of greater importance was
never submitted to the American people. Its
defeat will forever sink the last hope of our
free institutions, its triumph will make a
glorious future possible for our noble coun
try. The influence of office holders for-good is
but slight ; for evil they may le all powerful.
As supporters of a measure they weigh but
little; as its opposers they are always felt.
In a close contest, their opposition may turn
the scale. In a deadly struggle with "trai
tors," can it be that the President will per
mit his office holders to range themcejves
under the banner of treason and throw into
the breach against hiuithe influence and po
sition they hold at his pleasure ? Measur
ing the vigor of the foe and the magnitude
of the issue, 13 it not plainly his duty to use
with unsparing hand every means that the
Constitution and laws have cast upon hini.
Under the sway of the Radicals, "Mili
tary NECESSITY" washeldto iustifyany vio
lation of the Constitution and laws, and now
we hold that "Civil Nzcessity" enjoins the
vigorous use of every means that are vested
in the Executive under the plain terms of
the organic and statute laws. The union
of the ctatcs is the life of the nation. Let
the law of the land be wielded to preserve
that life. The foe is a dangerous one and
must be vanquished. The disease is desper
ate and efficient remedies must be resorted
to. Halting measures will not answer. A
clean sweep must be made. Pretended sup
port of the President will not do. Works
must show the faith of these gentlemen.
They cannot support Johnson and Stevens,
they must love the one and hate the other.
They must support the Presidents policy,
they must speak favorably of jt, they must
support those who Eupport it and oppose
those who oppose it. ' Determined, prompt
and energetic action on the part of tie Ex
ecutive, is vitally essential, lie can afford to
be bold in sustaining ti e right
GT The Boston Advertiser refers to the
A Widow's Soliloquy.
How dreary ! Shiver in heart and tremble
in body 1 How cold the world is ! There is
no sun, ho hope, for my life lies buried be
neath the xl of a warmer country than this.
Once I had a happy home. Once I was a
loved wife. The morn and the noon and the
night came, and with each came a kiss of
love a strong arm a strong heart, a fresh
blossom from the buds of hope. The birds
sang in the trees the rivulet went laughing
on its way the grass nodded to grain and
the grain nodded back to the grass the
flowers climbed up the lattice as my chidren
clambered up into my lap or romped with
their father as he rolled on the floor in play
with pets after the work of the day was done
for him.
And I sang as I worked. And I was hap
py in m' loves and my hopes. We labored
and prospered. The fields grew in size
our home became more beautiful my boys
grew to be young men and my heart swelled
with pride a I looked upon the home and
loved ones.
We earned more than was required to
support us the cattle lowed in the pastures
the horses stamped in the stables the
chickens chased each other in the yard our
cellar and pantry were full there was grain
in the barn, and strong hands to gather
The fife and the drum I
To save the Union I Our flag was insulted !
Our country was in danger ! Our liberties
were in j)eril ! Oh merciful God, how my
heart rebelled against the unnatural strife !
I listened to glib tongues I was told by spe
cious pleaders that the Union was m danger
it was pounded into my brain from the
pulpit it was prayed into me Ly a so-called
man of God I was educated to hate tho-e
who had never harmed me or mine I grew
wild and helped buckle the sword upon my
husband's side, and filled the knapsajk for
my son.
The horrid fife and drum !
Men with glib tongues said the men must
fo but the men with glib tongues went not !
The fife and drum drowned the song of the
bird.'. The long lines of blue tramped by
huzzas fent the air my husband, whose
arms had in love encircled me ; my son,
whoc life was my life, went forth to preserve
the Union!
I wept!
In the stillness of my room I wept and
Iiraj-ed. My pillow was wet with tears my
ieart grew sad the dust seemed like powder
the days were so long ! the nights were
so full of horrid dreams.
The horrid fife and drum !
They drowned the song of my birds they
made my heart wild.
The lightning seemed like flashes of bay
onets ! The thunder was but the echo of
bursting shells ! The hollow wind was the
groaning of those who were dear to me who
were stolen from my arms to preserve the
Un ion !
I prayed!
But my minister was off in the army, or at
the hustings.
J wept !
Bat tears would not still my aching heart.
I asked those who enticed my loved ones
away but they were too busy counting
mocoy to answer me !
" '
I knew it ! I dreamed it 1 The newscome,
but never a husband never a son ! One
died in a hospital, with no one to care for him.
My husband, whose lips so oft were pressed
to mine whose heart Jiad been so close to
mine. My husftand who knew me and who
I knew so well he died where iny arms
could not enfold him where my kis could
not give him new life where my hand could
not smooth back the hair from his forehead !
Oh, the horrid fife and drum!
And my sort ! lie died he was killed on
the battle field. A bursting shell tore his
head open, that head I so often r-etted and
looked upon with pride. It tore away the
lins 1 had often kissed. And he fell on the
sod he lay so stdl in death, side by side
with the ones I was taught to hate the ones
who were not our natural enemies ! And the
iron-shod foot of a cavalry horse went crash
ing through the heart of my dead boy, as
he lay dead on that bloody field ! That heart
which held my image that heart which was
lost to me forever.
On, God!
Howl wept and prayed! I gave them
to my country. They were sent forth by me
I helped prepare them for the sacrifice I
heard the horrid fife and drum they said
my country called 1 believed and sent them
forth. And they said 'twas well that they
died lo preserve the Union!
Now they tell me the Union is not pre
served! Then why was I robbed of my
treasures? The ones who wanted my loved
ones to go are still here but they say the
War typrescite the Union was a failure. I
am but a woman I know not much of pol
iticsbut I Jcnow I am a widow that my
loved ones are gone that my heart is dark
with sorrow that the tax-gatherer is taking
all that we earned before the war that I
am called upon to pay taxes, expenses and
even interest money to support the bond
holders who were enric hed by the blood of
my loved ones, and to hear night and morn
ing the echo of the honid liie and drum,
and to a.-k myself and ethers what we. what
you or I have gained hy giving our loved
ones to the sacrifice which we are told divid
ed, instead of restored the Union ?
I am a poor widow I do not understand
politics, but I want someone to tell me what
I have gained, and why I must bear all the
taxation as I have borne the sorrow? La
Crosst Democrat.
Young America Wonders. Wonder
why mamma keepsBi idgethomefrom church
to work all day, and then say3 it is wickedpto
build my rabbit house on Sunday?
Wonder why our minister bought that
pretty cane with the yellow lion's head on
the top, and then asks me for my cent to
put in the missionary box? Don't I want a
jewsharpjust as well as he wanted a cane ?
Wonder what makes papa tell such nice
stories about hiding the master's rattin when
he went to school, and about his running
away from the school mistress when she was.
going to whip him, then shut me up all day
in a dark room because I tried just once to be
as smart as he was?
Wonder what made papa say that wicked
word when Betey upset the ink all over his
papers, and then slap my ears because I said
the same thing when my kite string broke?
Wonder why mamma told Bridget to say
that she was not at home when Tommy Day's
mother called and then puts me to bed with-
Bill Arp is Called Before the
Reconstruction Committee
Suppressed Testimony.
Mr. Editor: Mnrder will out, and so
will evidence. Having seen Dan Rice's tes
timonv before the Destruction Committee, I
have felt sorter slighted because no mention
aint been made of mine. I suppose it has
been suppressed, but I am not to be hid out
in obscurity. Our country is the special jury
and by and by this business will go up before
it on appeal. The "record must go up fair
and complete.and therefore I'll take occasion
to make public what I swore to. I said a
good deal more than I can put down, Mr.
Editor, and at times my language was con
sidered impudent, but they thought that
was all the better for their side, for it illus
trated the rebellious spirit I heard one of
'em say : "Let him go on the ruling pas
sion strong in death. He's good States
When I was put on the stand old Bout
well swore me most fiercely and solemnly to
s$bak the truth, the whole truth, and noth
ing But the truth, and I observed that he
was then entertaining about a quart of dou
ble rectified and it looked like it had soured
on his stomach. Old Blow was settin off on
one side with a memorandum book, getting
ready to note down some "garbled extracts.'
Old Iron Works was Chairman, and when
he nodded his Republican head, old Bout
well, says he: "j'our name is Arp, I believe,
"?o called," Fays I.
"You reside in the State - of Georgia, do
you ?
"I can't say exactly," says I. "I live in
Rome, rifiht in the fork of two injun rivers."
"In the State of Georgia?" says he fiercely.
"In a state of uncertainty about that,"
says I. "We don't know whether Georgia
is a State or not. I would like for you to
state yourself, if you know. The state of
the country requires that this matter should
be settled, and I would proceed to state "
"N'vcr mind, sir," hays he. How old are
you. Mr. Arp?"
"That depends on circumstances," says I.
"I don't know whether you count the last
five years or not. Durin the war your folks
said that a State couldn't secede, but that
while she was in a state of rebellion she
ceased to exist. Now you say we got out,
and we shant go back again until 1870. A
man's age has got something to do with his;
rights, and if we are not to vote, I don't
think we ought to count the time. That's
about as near as I can come to my age, sir."
"Well, sir," says he, "are you familiar
with the political sentiments of the citizens
of your Suite?"
"Got no citizens yet, sir, that wo know of.
I wi'l thank you to speak of us as 'people.' "
"Well, sir," says he, "I'll humor your
obstinacy. Are the people Of 3'our State"
"Don't speak of "it asa State, sir, if jrou
please. I'm on oath now, and you must
excuse me for being particular. Call it a
"Mr. Arp, are the people of your section
sufficiently humbled and repentant to come
back into the Union on such terms as we
may think proper to impose?"
"Not much they ain't," says T. "I dn't
think they are prepared for it yet. They
wouldn't voluntarily go it blind against your
hand. They say the deal wasn't fair and
you've marked the cards and stole the
trumps, but at the same time they don't
care a darn what vou do. They've become
indifferent, and don't care nothing about
Your Guv i awkes business, l mean no re
spect to you. gentlemen, but I was swore to
teil the whole truth. Our people ain t a
noticin vou onlv out of curiosty. They dou't
exper t any thing decent or honorable, or no
ble from you, and they've gone to work
diggin and piowin and plantin and raisin
bov children. '
Riedit here the man with a memorandum
scratched down a garbled extract, and old
Boutwell savs he: "What do you mean by
that, sir? What inference do you intend?"
"I'm statin' facts," savs I. "You must
draw vour own inferences. Thev are raisin'
boy children. Any harm about that ? Any
treason ? Can't a man raise bov children ?
Perhaps you'd like to amend the Constitu
tion .mi 1 stop it ! Old Pharaoh tried toste-j
it among the Israelites, but it didn't pay.
He finally caught the dropsy in the Red Sea.
We are raisin boy children fir the fun of it
They are a good thing to have in the house,
as Mrs. Toodlt-s would saT."
"Mr. Arp, are not the feelings of your
people very bitter against the North ?"
"I beg your pardon, sir, but you'll have to
split the question, or else I'll have to split
the answer. Our people have a very -high
regard for honorable men. brave men, noble
hearted men, ami there's a heap of 'em
North, sir, and there's a heap of widows and
orphans there we are sorry for ; but as for
this here Radical party, they look upon 'em
like they washyenasa scratchin' up the dead
for a livin'. It's as natural to hate 'em as it
is to kill a snake. It's utterly impossible for
me to tell the strength, and length, and
hight, depth and breadth of their contempt
lor that part'. They look upon a Radical as
as a well, as a beggar on horseback
a buzzard sailin' round a dead eagle a suck
egg dog crcepin' up to the tail of a dead lion.
They talk about hnin' Browulow to abuse
'em, to u.-e language on 'eiii like he did a few
years ago when he spoke against Prync. If
thev d hire Brownlow, he'll spatter 'em,
he'il daub 'em all over, and slime 'em and
slubber on 'cm about right, and it will stick,
for the I'ores are open and thtiir morals
spongy. I'd like to stand off about ten rods
and hear him spread himself. It would be
worse than a squirt-gun full of cow-slop.and,
I have no doubt, would give general satis
faction." "That's sufficient, sir," saysold Boutwell.
"Ef it was in their power to do so, would
j our people renew the fight ?"
"Not unless thev could fight the Radicals
all alone, and all the world agree to "hands
off." Even there wouldn't be no fight, for
we couldn't cotch you."
4What do your people say upon the sub
ject of negro equality ?"
"They say it's a lie, sir it don't exist ly
nature and never can in practice. Folks were
not created free and equal. That may be a
theoretical truth, but It s always been a prac
tical lie. There's grades of society every
where. There's men I give the sidewalk to,
and there's men that gives it to me. There's
men that I vote, and men that vote me, and
the grades up, up, step by step, from my sort
to Mr. Davis and Mr. Stephens, and Gener
al Lee, and Howell Cobb, and Ben. Hill and
their sort ; for they arc the highest in the
nation : and then again, it goes from me
down, down, down to the niggers and( the
Republicans and the Radicals, and that's as
low as they run. There aint no equality,
and you don't make one. We'll vote the
niggers certain. I'll vote Tip, and Tip's a
head center. He II vote about lorty, and
do it certain, seven of era eighteen carats
strong, with African musk, lhe other rebel
States will do the same thing, and you'll
have about fiftv of 'em to draw seats with,
and you can all stick your legs upon your
desks together and swap lies and vermin, ana
be shampooed at the same shop, and the fair
sexes can set together in the galleries and
mix odors, and fan their scent about promis
cuous. We give you a full benefit of your
Civil Rights Bill, see if we don't You go
on play your cards.. We are bidinour time.
We are paying your taxes and your duties
and back rations for 1804, and licenses, and
j-our internal revenue, and obeyin j-our laws
without navin any nana inmakin cm, and
we are cut off from pensions, and public
lands ; and you sold a poor man's still in my
country the other day because he couldn't
pay your tax on some peach brandy he still
rd for his neishbors two years ago : and soon
you'll be sellin the land for the land tax,and
you're trying yur st lW tne dCTU SCQ-
erallv ; but you 11 eaten it in tne-Jong run.
See if you don't. Talk aboutFenians. When
the good men of the North and the South
all get together, they'll walk over the track
so fast that you wont have time to get out of
the way. You'll subside into obscurity, and
j-our children will deny that their daddies
ever belonged to such a party. Excuse me,
gentlemen, but I'm a httle excited. Five
cents a pound on cotton will excite anybody
that makes it Tax on industry on sweat
and toil. Protection tariff for Pennsylvania,
and five cents a pound tax on Southern cot
ton half its average worth and your folks
will manage some way or other to steal the
other half. My advice to you is to quit this
foolishness and begin to travel the only road
to peace."
Old Blow couldn't keep up with hi? garb
led extracts.
"What makes the President so popular at
the South?"
"Contrast, sir contrast. The more he
ain't like your paily, the more popular he is.
lie would treat us about right. I reckon, if
you would let hini alone, but j-ou bedevil so
that sometimes he don't understand himself.
I don't think he knew for a while whether
his peace proclamation restored the writ of
habeas corpus or not. But do you go on and
impeach him, and that will bring matters to
a f,icus. I'll bet you'd be in Fort Delaware
in a week, and the Southern members be
here in their scats, and they'll look round at
the political wreck and ruin and plunder and
stealage that's been going on, and they might
exclaim, in the language of the poet,
'Who's pin here since I'sh pin gone V
"Mr. Arp, suppose we should have a war
with England or France, what would the
rebels do?"
"They'd follow.General Lee and General
Johnston," and Longstreet, and Bragg aud
old Borj'. My opinion is that, General Lee
would head the Union army, and General
Grant would be his chief of staff, and Gen
eral Buell would rank mighty high, and"
"What would j-ou do with General Sher-
"Sorry j-ou mentioned him. u c d have
to hire him, I reckon, as a camp fiddler,and
make him sing "II til Columbia." by fire
light, as a warning to the boys how mean it
is to burn cities and tows and make war upon
dele-useless women and children. No sir,
our boys wouldn't fight under 110 such.'
At this time the man with the memoran
dum put down some more garbled extracts.
"Do you think, Mr. Arp, that if the South
should ever hold the balance of power they
would demand pay for their negroes ?"
"I can't say, sir. But I don't think the
South has lost anything that waj-. We got
their labor before the war for the vittejs and
clothes and doctor's bills and we get it now
for about the same. It's all settled down
that wav ami vour Bureau could' nt help it.
The only difference is in the distribution.
Some of us d ui't own as many a3 we used
to, but everybody has got a nigger or two
now, and they'll all vote 'cm ortura'ein off.
A nigeror that wouldn't vote as I told him,
shouldn't black mj' boots."
At this time the committee looked at one
another, seemin' to be bothered and aston
ished. Garbled extracts were put down with
a vim.
Mr. Boutwc'.l says he, "Mr. Chairman, I
think, sir, we are about through with the
witness ; I think, sir, his testimony settles
the question what we ought to do with South
ern traitors."
The Chairman gave me a Republican nod
and remarked,
"Yes, sir, 1 think we do. The scoundrels
burnt mj- ironworks."
Whereupon I retired, havin? general sat
isfaction. Yours, trulj-, BILL ARP.
Husbands and their SiYes.
Some husbands never leave home in the
morning without kissing their wivesand bid
ding them "good bje, in the tones of un
wearied love ; and whether it be- policy or
fact, it has the effect of fact, and those homes
are generally pleasant ones, providing always
that'the wives are appreciative, and welcome
the discipline in a kindly spirit. We know
an old gentleman who lived with his wife
over fif ty years, and never left home without
the ki.-sand the "good-bj-e, dear." Some
husbands, before leaving home, ask very
tenderly, "What would you like for dinner,
my dear?" knowing all the while that she
will telect something for his particular palate,
and off he goes. .
Some husbands will leave home without
saving anything at all, but thinking a good
deal, as evinced by their turningrqund at the
la-t point of observation, and waving an
adieu at the pleasant face or facesat the win
dow. Some husbands never say a word, ris
imr from the breakfast table with the lofty
indifference of a lord, and going out with a
heartless disregard of those left behind. It
is a fortunate tiling for their wives that they
can find sympathy elsewhere. Some hus
bands never leave home without some unkind
word or look, apparently thinking4hat such
a course will keep things straight in their ab
smice. Then, on returning, some husbands
come home jolly and harpy, unsoured by
the world, some sulky and surly with disap
pointments. Some husbands bring home a newsparer
or a book, and buiy themselves for the eve
ning in its contents. Some husbands are
called away every evening-by business or so
cial engagements; some doze in speechless
sofa until bedtime. Some hus
bands are curious to learn of their wives what
has transpired through the day; others are
attracted at nothing short of a child's falling
rt-urn stairs r.T the house takinc fire. De
penduponit," saysDr. Spooner, "thatlionie
is the happiest where kindness, interest, po
lifpn and attention is shown of course
all the responsibilities rest with them, and
temptation nnus no iooung mete.
The best toast of the season was given by
a typo
a Kbnrt time since, viz '. Y oman
A Dastardly Criminal.
Yesterday morning, on the testimony of
Mr. Edmonds, a warrant was issued by J udge
Moore, State vs. David Egbert and Mary
Dayis, on the charge of open, illicit and no
torious lewdness. The specifications are,
that some time last year, probably some six
or eicrht months ago, Egbert came to this
city from some Northern State where "ccow"
is proper, and brought with him a handsome
little wife. On his arrival, he hired a house
on Linden street, between St. Martin's and
Mulberry, the property of Mr. A. N. Ed
monds, and put up a grocery store. Thus
everything progressed finely fyr a months or
two, when the accused began cohabiting with
Mary Davis, a very dark, copper colored
wench, who had rented a small house in the
rear of the grocery store. This, of course,
came to Mrs. Egbert's ears, and created some
little difficulty in the family circle, on which
account Mrs. Egbert bade her liege lord
adieu, and left for her family in the NTorthi
As soon as this event transpired, Mr. Egbert
sold his household furniture and took up
lodging with the black wench, carried water,
wood, &c, for her, and in fact lived in every
s-nse, legally excepted, as man and wife.
This was not denied on triaL The parties
were bound over to the Criminal Court to
be held iu this city next week, in a bond of '
$1,000 each, when a thorough investigation
will be had, and it is to be liojed, justice
meted out to this contemptible villain, who
has forsaken a beautiful and perhaps devot
ed wife, for the embrace of a black wench.
That is the kind of morality that these
Northern Radicals wish to force, upon us.
We don't take. Memphis Bulletin.
Want of Decision.
A great deal of labor is lost to the world
for the want of a little courage. Every day
sends to their graves a number 01 obscure
men, who have only remained in obscurity
because their timidity has prevented them
f rom making a first effort, and who, if they
had only been induced to begin, would in all
probability have trone great lengths in the ca
reer ot lame. J he iact is, that in aoing
anj-thing in the world worth doing, we must
not stand shivering on the bank, thinking of
the cold and danger, but jump in and scram
ble through as well as we can. It will not
do to be perpetually calculating risks and ad-
lusting nice changes; it aia an very weu
before the flood, when a man could- consult
his friends upon an intended publication for
a hundred and fifty years, and live to see its
success for six or seven centuries afterwards: ;
but at present a man waits and doubts, .arid V
consults his brothers, and uncles, andp"ar-
ticular friends, till one day he finds that he
is sixty-five years of age, and thathehas-lost '
so much time in consulting first cousins and ;
particular friends that he finds he has no more rf
time to follow their advice. There is so lit-,
tie time for over squeamishness atpresent,
that the opportunity slips away; The very "
period of life at which a man chooses to ven
ture if ever, is so confined that it is no bad,
rule to preach up the necessity, in such in
stances, of a little violence done to the 'feel
ings, and efforts made in defiance of strict
and 6ober calculations. .
Returlican Journals on Cltmer.
The Pittsburg Gazette, one of the most rabid
negro suffrage journals in lennsylvania,
speakinir of the nomination of Horn IIiester
Clj-merXy the Democratic Convention,-pays
him the following compliment:
"His family have for several generations
been settled in this Commonwealth and
members thereof have at times borne con
spicuous parts in public affairs. One of
them was a signer of the Declaration of In
dependence, and under tho articles of Con
federation served as a member of Congress.
"He is possessed of wealth and enjoj's a
high social position. An active business
man, he has participated wisely and liberally
in in tny enterprises for the development ana
prosperity of that portion of the State in
which he resides. Though a leading man in
his party his abilities are not extraordinary.
He has, however, a pleasing presence and
address and a reputation that does riot con
nect him with unclean legislation."
The Philadelphia Ledger,foT several years
identified with the so-called "Union" party,
in announcing in its issue of last Tuesday
the nomination by the Democratic State Con
vention xf Hon. IIiester Cbuer for Gov
ernor saj-s : : 1
"Mr. Clymer belongs to one of the oldest
Fcnnsj lvania families. He is a lawj-er and
a citizen of excellent reputation, and ha3for
several years represented Berks county in
the State Senate."
The New York Tiibune speaks well of his
abilities, savs he is a "good citizen of reput
able character."
The Philadelphia North A mcrxcan says:
"For Mr. Clymer personally we entertain the
kindest feelings."
The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph says:
"No word of dishonorable reproach has ever
been breathed against him."
Dan.Rice's ELErnANT on a "Tear."
Our readers will remember the elephant
"Romeo," with Dan Rice'i show, which
was in this city a week agtf. This animal
lor some time has been shewing inaications
of a spirit of insubordination. He showed
a bad disposition on the r'obd between Car-
bondale and Mt Pleasant, refusing to turn
out for teams, &c. Arriving at New Milford,
and still being unruly, Rice concluded to
ubdue hini. and for this purpose they chain
ed his hind logs to a tree, and endeavored to -fasten
a rope to his, .fore leg. and by this means
throw him. After many fruitless attempts,
the effort was successful.. The rope was at
tached to a tackle, and sixteen men combined
their strength to pull him down. He fooled
them. With a blow of histrunk he released
his fore leg. and by a tremendous effort
broke tlie. chains. The rrren scattered in all
directions pursued by the animal. One of
them saved his life by bounding over a tence,
and the elephant, for ; satisfaction, threw
down a long span of it
At 11 o'clock they had managed to throw
him, and with clubs and spikes were endeav
oring to subdue him. Some fifty shots were
fired and took effect.i his trunk- and other
Corrions of his body but they were only flea
ites, and were 'but ibkin deep. Scranton,
Herald, June 9 t f-.
Let it be noted ihat all the acts of the
President most loudly complained of by the
politicians, are in the direction of leaving
power in the hands of the people, where it
rightfully belongs. The President says "you
must trust the people;" the Radicals say
you must not
One hundred and thirty horses were
roasted to death lsHhe burning of the sta
blesof the St LourfStreet Railroad Company,
on Saturday last
EST "I hate dctetor bills," as the man said!