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BLOOMS BUKG. COLUMBIA C.a, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1L 1866.
KEiT sfcRio: VOL. I. NO- 20:
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We'll Stand -by And7 -Johnson.
- We'll stand by Andy Johnsnh r
' Tliouh ihe'hcjrvy night harga dark,
And a thouf.nd foes af-sail him
As he'guide?'6irhhatt;r! Hirk,
Safe o'er the bounding breakers', '
T " O'er destruction's rolJini? Waves', "
And rth. sinewy anus and nerves of steel
-uuthreatenms danger Lravea.
We'll stand by Andy Johnson ' '
The truest of-our lajrd, , .
We kndwthat he'lljirotect U3 '
' And we pledge hiui heart ami hand.
He with an eye of justice sfces
- - The fearful coziing end ;
Andon his country's glory, writes
Ha name the white man's friend.
We'll stand by Andy Johnson"
:'' ' The man of Liberty, ' ' ' '" ;. ' , 1 '
-He treads the .Northern traitors down
- And makes the white man free. - '
He holds that same old banner up, '-..
- - With Freedom's hands to twine,
A wreath of lore arcAmd its fLld.s, -
Y here every star shall shine:
: i We'll stand bvAndy Johnson, .
For the might has pa?ed rway; ' 1
- And file Sark fbick doudis are vanishing
(Before the porfeck dafy. .
7 iSoonl- tie Sun in all its beauty bright,
; And glory from above, ' . .
.' Will flooll'the "land with joy and Peace,
." I'he land hat Freemen love.
-Abolitionists and Abolitionism.
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'Messes: Ejditors : It, will be remomter
ed that in my first number I ' taid that the
Abolitionists unnecessarily agitated tbeir fa
naticism in the family, .the social circle, in
the Sabb3tb and other schooL", in religious
la proof .of tliia statement I w'dl now cite
few of tuany cases that might be given"
3. liave known " Abolitionists to make social
parties and entirely cidudo some of their
most intimate friends and relatives, timplv
because thev were' Democrats. ' Agairi, 1
Lave known Democrats to be invited, on some
such occasions, and special pains taken by
6ome one or, more, of the company, ,to wound
itheir" feelings by falsely-accsiug tlicm as
Ecbels, sj'mpatkizers. traitors, &.C ' . 1
I have also known Abolitionists lo turn -IT
their employees who had worked for them
many years, just because they were Demo
crats ; and to treat their relative who came
to viit.theav in the-ino:t cruel,! uncivil and
abusive manner, for the same reason. . I have,
known Abolitionifcv employed as Teachers'
in all kinds of 'schools, to excit prejudice
mong school-mates, and even justify the
abuse of thoe scholars who did nat. receive
their political views and fall dwn and. wor
ehip the negro." 'I have known Abolitionists
"refuse to ens ploy any professional man what
'erer, or deal with ay Jlerchant, 31echanic,
or employ or retain any laborer who is a Dem
ocrat, and would vote his principles. ..--.
I have known Abolition p;cachers to ig;
nore Christ, and for the past four or ' five
.years, continually aAdi.jjersidtently preach
'and pray for ihe Bigger, Taifceginutien, war,
Ttlood, death and destruction upon the Ifouth,
and by this wicked procedure drive eveVy sen
sible christian lady and gentleman fioou their .
"conjregations. - All this I condemn in the
strongest terms',, -and every patriot in this
broad land will join me ia thiscondemaation;
because it will fJestrov the peace of the fam
ily, of the social cdrcie, of all the scLeols of
very grade, of the employer and the em
ployee, it will derange , theT channels of sac-'
cessful trade, destroy the Unian -aal peace
of the church, the harmony, and . proeperitx
of the Commonwealth; 1 &$ -it already-'has
o!onej of this jOnco. happy and united iia
tion. 1 Bat thisps, rea(Ab9litiqru'sin, the
natural fmitcf bnt system eA programme
laid down in the Helper bookyrrd endorsed"
by sixty eiglit vVt4LtiFtCougrtiSimen as
ehown jn trty nutntcr ei.rrht'; v.'. V ' , . ,
-But, Gentlemca, if ther'e"7d' ono class of.
raen more to blamw than another for the
late dreadAil strife, and the divided and wo
ful condition cf cur conntrvat present,. it is
that class commonlv called preachers, . who
Slave left their lawful calling, and gong out
in sheep's cljtLjn, but -are nothing more.
"notMng less than ravening wolves. t'Bchola
"by their froits ye hull know thern."i . ....
IX is my iiumuivs .ojmhio3, mat ii ail, inc.
f.ofessed miri.ter?of the GospcLhrJ faith-
olly attended to tiieir own buIns&,.and
taeekly prenched Chrlft, fwpcace cnarth
aind good will to - men,"' v Vhoidd iKt luivi
iiad the late war. ' ' And I am. tni alone iii
lhi3 view: there are thousand s-. of thinking
eorie who entm-am toe wmo. ir. ruen,
xre are ngtit, uiohows tunt tiiOtc who ougnt
vepreached forbearance, mer,-y. chanrr,
and love, left this fouitaia of pnrifv
ciscaraeu iiib stanuara ot turisi, .oerueu tu
Lord who bocght them,' and to whom they
iiad circe sworn allegiance, returned to their
rst master, the devil, and re-enlisted under
his black Sag, and proclaiiaed strife, .hatred,
variant?, Moo 5, and death-; and tlin3 pre
'cir iiaU- i Uia late civil war upoitthi4 country
,- j.l .1 t r ft ."-i .1 T l .t, -
promoted dissension among iimiues,
' -Viis. ch nrches
If this is trae (ar. l I bcSeve It is)'- those
. f"l misted- rreachers
in.-.-3'"sre responsible for all the "sins,'
rlv."-, d-T.t!i. ni.orrows both in time
'friity'r'-'racci rpca, an'-lccanecled
Alc'ltion,' rero-eq-lity, war.
riew cf ail th:?, ii appears to me,
-: a il:z-.zl e:2rrut:c?j cf the
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tnrst severe puniahmcnf which the Almighty
mmseu can inmct en men, wui not be more
duration than to punish adequatelv, thoe
black etrated and black hearted scoundrels
for "the part they have taken in this wicked
work of crime,' death, and desolation. r 'As
it is written there is no abolition preacher
that is righteous, no not one. There is none
of them that 'undci-stands the Gospel of
Christ, there a non who seeks afar (od.
Ihey are all gone out of the way, they are
toscther become unprofitable to the'r con
gregations and the bleeding can; of Christ:
there is none of them that doeth good, no
not one. ' "
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with
their tongues they ' hare ' tied deceit ; the
poison of asps is under -their Hps"; their
mouths are full, of cursing and bitterness.-1
Their feet are swift to.hed blood ; destruc
tion and misery re in their ways. IWy'roll
sin, as a sweet mrsel under their tongues.
The way of peace have they not known for
several years, arid unless they . speedily re
pent, Will never fiud it again. There is no
fear of God before their eyes."
. These Abolition preachers are lovers of
their own selves: they are covetous, boasters
of theit Loyalty," -proud of, their tory an
cestors, blasphemous, - duiooedient to the
Constitution and wholesome laws and to the
Gospel of peace, they are unthankful to God
for having created them tchitemen, they
much prefer being negroes J they are there
fore unholy,, without natural affection for
the white race, but have more than natural
affection for the black :- thevare truce-break-
ers in destroying the compact and Union of
our latiers, thev are taJse accuser ot the
Democrats, North and South? and Presi
dent Johnson : they are incontinent, fierce.
despisers of those that arc good, they are
traitors to God and their country, head',
highniindcd, lovers of pleasure with ".Amer
ican citizens of African descent," more than
lovers of white citizens. .These are men of
corrupt .minds, reprobate 'concerning the
true interests ot this lier-ublic and all the
inhabitants thereof. ' oe unto them, for
they are the blind Heading the blind,, and
will all fall into the ditch." .
In icenclusion, let me a.sk, what good is
there now, or ever has been done, in sup
porting Abolition, disunion preachers ? As
long as you sustain them in their 'work of
division, of'sowinc discord anieug brethren,
of wounding Christ in tlio house of his
friends, you are partaker of their evil deeds..
It is not your duty to support a man in a
false f, position.. ou know ai Abolition
preacher is the enemy of God, of Christ, of
truth, of the church, of peace and love, of
the. sinner, for iu.-.tead of leading Jiim to
Jesus his harangues excite his angry pas
sions, and cause him to thirst for blood.
Stop and consider: withhold vour tempo
ral aid from sculi wicked men, let them hun
ger for bread and meat, then will you le:mi
them good manners, and tto respect' the
richts of their hearers, the sanctitv yf God's
house, and t'he first lessons r.f relieion, and
teach them to preach. Christ and him cruci
fied. Thus will vou benefit those deluded
wretciies, ana save tne cnurcn trom inrtiier
reproaches on their account; you will bene
fit the sinner, and prove a great biesMiig to
our common country by spreading peace and
good order among all the people.
Gubernatorial. No. 9.
:Gknt1eit:n" : The Dcmecrarr is on its
forward march, and the ides of next October
will witness its crowning glory in Pennsylva
nia, in the election of that firm patriot nd
able statesman, Hi ESTER Cltmer, to the
Chair of State, Who that is at all cogni
zant f the signs of the times and the move
ments of political affairs, that does not clearlv
sec the uuernng indications oi the thorough
overthrow jof the radical disunion p:irty and
ine erection upon. its. ruins or a white man s
government. And whut a confusion will
eusve in the camp of Satan, when his Satan-
a. '-. 1 . - , . t .11 . 1 i.a
io can i a oi uiiexes ana roooers i snail nave
been dethroned and summoned to" justiee
auct to judgment. .
This will follow, as certain as light follows
darkness, as the sequence of 3Ir. Clvmer's
election. We iall uo longer have a perjur
ed Executive at the seat of government:
Citizens will not then be kidnapped by Ab
olition sneaks and imprisoned by a corrupt
Our only hope, for ourselves and posterity,
lies iu the redemption of Pennsylvania, It
will only require oe struirgle -thorough or
ganization a long-Tftill, a strong pull and a
pull altogether, and it will be accomplished.
.Men arid Brethren. . L?ght up j-our Dem
ocratic Camp Fires. .Charge, upon the foe.
Strike once again for your homes and fireside-.
And let your inotto be, liberty or
death,' ' . . ., '. "." '.
We Jackson men love the eood old kictnry
tree. It i3 the emblem of the Jackson De
mocracy, which may bend before the Aboli
tion storm, but thank God,- it will never
break. Long may ire dmj to that good old
tree:; . V ... . ..' ."
FretneTi. cheerTb Turltorj tree.
In mtann tta bnit-h kirr hr-lter4 thea ;
Trr freedom1, toil it branches ware,
- Twas piauted on a iiona grave."" -
'" ' 'IA Jacksox DZ510CR-VT. ""
i?v7 Equality of StJrtes in the Unkn or
anothef war. ' ' , ; , ' "f ' "
While White men to govern Whita men.
States Bonds Or repudiation. ; -
Otor JLacbctateta be. her own judge as
to the. qualification of
VedlXe of, America
ft America . Is there treason in
this ? It is a different flag from the one the
radical robbers of the Union arc. warring un
der, for it is a banner for tint people, and not
for a section, or for an aristocracy of leeches,
spendthrifts and reckless adventurers. , And
if you like our banner fling it to tLe breeze,
there to float till the, Unioji is restored, De
mocracy again triumpljautr and the country
at pcace,-jL& Crosse Democrat.-
' h -The 'American Eagle.''
. A writer in a Georan'a paycr Introduces fhe
American eatrl, whk-h. for five rears, has
oeen a comparative. gf ranger in those' parts,
n thls 6tyle' rreluniuary to the Fourth of
44 V e must fix np the eagle, get the god
dess a set of teeth and a waterfall, aud have
fourth- of- J uly got up regardless of expense.
We must give all the 31 ortnbn women a hu3
band apiece, marry the anxious schoolmarms
dam up the Uulf Stream, lick tin eland, ; (old
and new) annex Cuba, and we will be again
in a great, and glorious. cotqitrj:.''.-
Wiiex they want to frighten a negru Jown
South they tell him the "Freedmarf's "Bu
reau" is after him, and he will flee,, faster
than if chased by a pack of bloodhound-:
that come down? fioutirto teaelttbe" darkies,
put the niggers at .work.'build.a . horse-rail,
road from Apt VnrV fit iht rAtv.ni' Ta-rirn
Soliloquy of a
Preacher. . :
: What a liar l am ! God knows it IT know
it the world knows it. A few years since I
experienced religion. ,1 attended diyine ser
vice took part" in religious meetings. I
stood up in a church 1 arose from the anx
ious seat and told the brethcrn and sisters
that the blessed love of Christ the wondrous
love of peace and good will to all men the
desire to do good and to live at.peace with
all the world tilled my foul to oversowing I
How those echoes cime up from all parts
of the room. And I knelt in prayer, and
tins was the burden of mv suDmicatiou
Oh "Merciful God in lieaven, be pitiful to
me a sinuer. For veara I have sinned. For
years I have offended the. For years I have
been wandering to and fro, my heart filled
with wickedness, my woul steeped in hate,
my mind thinking only evil and wickedness.
And now, oh God, thj- Grace dins reached
me. The blessed in tiuence the peaceful
spirit of Christ who is and who was, and
who ever will be all love, has filled my heart
and lam ready to die if my death scemcth
good in thy sight. I have no hates, no envy,
no spite no malice ni wickedness no de
sire to wound, to offend or to injure any one
of my fellow beings, but had rather all should
live in peace. And oh I God in Heaven,
for this most wondrous peace, to thee I give
thanks, and here bclorc the world, before
thee, before the angels and the spirits of life
iid death give I myself unto thee. Take
me as one of thineanointed ; take mo as one
redeemed from all evil passions. Take me,
oh God, to thy love, for the love of thy Jon,
Jesus Christ, fills mv heart with peace, with
joy, with love to all men and to thee, and
iaithiul to those vows will I be, that I may
meet with the pure, the good and the holy
in thy kingdom, there to be forever blest.
And now, truide, watch over and guard me,
for Christ's sake. Amen I Amen I .
The meeting will join in singing
Bletit be the tie Hint blnda
Our heart in ciiiTi- love I
The (V!!ow hip of t'hrii'.i n mind
la live to that abave.-
From enrrow, toil an J pain,
And .in we .h.ill be free ;
- - And perfect lore ami fiit Dd.bip reill
. '1-hronjb all eternity I i
Oh. the blessed influences of Clmstanity.
It fills us all v.itU love for others with love
for those who have -wronged us, as Christ
loved those wdto sinned against him. How
I talked, and prayed, and sung.' And I set
myself apart for the ir.inistry., And I began
to teach Christ, and Him crucified. Aid I
professed to labor for the good of souls alone.
1 was au Agent f ir Heaven. I was a pro
fessed follower of that dear Jesus who is all
love and kindness. And I was looked upon
as a sanctified son of a sinner, and walked as
one w ho was better than his neighbors.
Oh tchat a liar 1 am. I , , -
While dead in trear!tel fie,
Tiy jtiick'ins ;?irit arve ;
'CVI me, thou Sii. i f God, thai t
May linrthit -vui-.e ud live."
And I wrvi called to t.ke charge of a con
gregation to woikln the vineyard to save
Eonls to teach perfect nve to Lhnt and to
til! our f-llaw-iiicri. And I prayci and I
talked and I exhorted and I wore a long
lace and I knelt by the dying and I gave
away iu maniage and I. baptized niggers
and I won an influence. .'
And then I forsook Chjist, and took np
politics. And I taught people to hate each
other. And I taught my church te hate thtk
men -ef the South to lu.tc other denonnria
tions to hate, and villify, and slander, and
abuse, and toinsult, and to quarrel with those
who did not agree . with them in politics.
And I instilled sectional hate, dinlj -cnvy,
ar.ger and wicketlne.-s into fha hearts of the
simple ones who were confided to my charge.
: 1 taught people to hi.te each otlTer. . I
j)reached the negro and s.bolitionism instead
of Christ and. salvation. And I neglected
the touls of sinners. Ar.d I endorsed wars.
I preached that it was worth a crown to save
even one poor soul from helL Aid I urged
men to go to var to OQ3ome mad to kill
each, other and to go into the presence of
Gob with an oath im t'heir iips death in'
their hearts their eyes set in raac their
hands striking the steel tu the hearts of their
brothers. - - .
politics paid better than religion. . Politic?
were popular. I wanted notoriety, I did
not care a curse fnr the canse of Christ! Pri
vate ends aud a little money were the things
I was after. . Christ never preached hate.
envy, aicoru, manee, etc., as I nave lor
years. But this is American religion. It.
is the kind that pays. Christ is out of mind
Tiow. - It is all niggers and popularity. But
ain't I a pretty man of God to kneel beside
a dying man! What damnable mockciy!
As if Christ would listen to such a li;tr,
bak-4lider, hypocrite and villifier of religion
as I am!! j ; ; ; ; ; j;; - '5
. "My former liopea are fled ; ....
My terror now berint:
,. I feel, ala 1 that I a in dal
In tretpaswa and iD""
But what of it? ril-c en and fool peo
I'H fill hell with sinners i? I can't fill Heaven
with saints. 111 have a friend in the devil
if not in Christ. Fll damn poor ignorant
souls if leant, save them.Ii I'll earn political
pay if I can't win the approval of God
the 'Goi I am trying to. fool. Pd like to
hear Christ preach a sermon. I wonder if
he'd instil hate, sectional discord,' envy op
pression, persecution and ;uch Ideas into the
minds of his followers, lie said:
' kB'essed are the peao-makers, for they
shall" &c, . . , ; - , -
I think that is a mistake. . I don't believe
Christ ever said jt. I think the one w ho re
ported that sermon must liave been drinking
the sacramental wine too freely.' That is
where Christ and I differ. ;
American religion is tht of hate, wrong,
discord, envy, trar, ppirrcsj'ion and killing
cf people for a difference of opinion, ,
Bu tferx, f oiil-.earchinj Gad I bast known
The bart of al! that bent the knee ;
And bj.t accepted W7oa, ', ,
VV'ho In vbj tprit wor.hipf ed tbee."
But it makes no differenc e with trie.' There
is do true rcligiou in -me,!'' I'd endorse the
deyil and preach hell if it was poptjlar and
paid. .I'd forsake Christ any time for an
inci ease of pay, and let the cause of religion
die rait forever.
What a &ir lam f
And what liars all those so-called chris
tians are who profess to have their hearts
filled with Heavenly love, yet warAipona
people for a difference of opinion who read
from stolen1 bibles who . kneel by stolen
chairs who read in stolen books who look
at themselves- in stolen; mirrors-who lay
their children to tleep? on stolen scfas w ho
themselves slumber en stolen bedsr-who eat
from stolen dL-ho who beautify their dwell-.
ings with stolen ornaments who gotochurch
in stolen garments who pnrtake of the blood
of the Redeemer 'from' stolen " silver cups
who ride to funerals in stolen carriagea-who
ride for pleasure, behind stolen horses who
have shrouds made from stolen cotton who
are awakecedja the night by the braying of'
stolen mules who are purged with stolen
medicines who get drunk on stolen liquors
who play sacred airs on stolen organs and
melodeons who play patriotic airs on stolen
pianoes who. surrounded by thohsands of
things stolen from the South, in the name
of loyidty, by the men who are the brothers
of their victims by the christi'inis of the
north whose preacher and Heavenly guide
board 1 am !
' Won't I catch it when I die? If here is
a hot place in hell a lake where tho molten
brimstone is deepest lcality where the
eternal wonu is bigger than the serpent of
the late rebellion, ill have it if there is a
just God who pimi-hes those who enlist for
him, and work for the devil to fill hell with
victims rather than Heaven with ransomed
ones. The 'Only consolation I have is that
four-fifths of the ministers of Christ are as
great liars and 'hypocrites as I am, and if
they can spend an eternity in hell, I know I
can. La Crosse Democrat.
Nero was but seventeen years old when he
became ruler of Home. He came into power
with the esteem and admiration of all men,
and was considered lilfcraland humane. No
mler of Rome ever had a brighter future.
When required to sign a death-warrant of a
prisoner he did it with the greatest rcluc
taneej and would often sav: .
V V ould to heaven that 1 had never learned
But as .he increased in years he grew in
crime and debauchery, lie first manifested
his native depravity and cruelty by the hei
nous execution of his mother. He attempted
her death at first bv causinar her to be plac
ed in a vessel so constructed by bol'.s that
by withdrawing them it would separate in
the open sea; but in thi he was foiled, she
being rescued by some fishermen for a more,
direful death. Being enraged at this he
gave orders for her to be put to death hi her
palace. After she was dead, as he ws? gaz
ing on her 'body, he exclaimed that he never
thought she was so handsome a woman.
Oh! brute that thou wcit. no wonder that
the curse of Heaven was heaped upon thy
wicked head in afcr years !
Next after the murder of his mother was
that of his tutor, then that of his wife, the
lovelv Octavia, in order that he might marry
another. .' .
Thus the guard of virtue and honor was
overcome, and his inhuman appetites led
hi ui to the commission of the highest and
most damnabls crimes on record, which
" W,OHjght blnsh and hell ashamed.'
Strange tj say, in his earlier days he had
a taste for music and poetry. During Ins
reign the city of Rome ws set on fire his
tory says by his order. V bile the flames
were rolling mountains high 'through that
vast city, laying waste palaces and "temples,
and consuming thou.-sands of human beings,
Nero stood on the top of a high tower, sing
ing to his harp the btrniing of Troy.
Almost the entire city was laid in ashes.
None were allowed to check the flood of fire.
On, on, the blazing flames moved like the
mighty waves of the ocean.
lie then attempted to place this detestable
crime upon the Chri.-tians, who were then
gaining ground in Rome, and who daily re
buked all manner of sin. Nero felt the
power of the tcachiww of the Prince of
Peace ; his disciples had to suffer for it
Upon his accusation a horrible jcrsecution
was raised agairst them. No death was too
ignoble, no KHnle was too barbarous for them
to endure. Some were cast among wild
beasts ; others were clothed in skins and de
voured by hungry dogs; and again others
were burnt to ashes. -
It was at that time that Paul was behead
ed and Peter cincified;- not as his Master,
but with his head downward. .
Tacitus, in spr-aking of this says:
"When the day was not sufficient for their
tortures, the flames in which they perished
seemed to illuminate the nitrlit."
.Nero enioyed all this a a happy repast.
He reveled in his gardens witlun the sound
of their djing groans.
Ur on th j nifns of the city he built a great
palace, which he called his ''Golden House."
f his was a building of unbounded magni
tude. Seneca, the philosopher, r.n I Sucan,
the poet, boih lo t tlu-ir lives by the order of
this tyrant. Suni fdlowed the death of
other noted men of Rome; nor did lie spate
the life of Poppaca the Empress for whom
he had Octavia beheaded .
Forbearance censed to be a virtue. The
whole world became aroused against this
monster of crime and tyranny.
, At this time Servius Gulba was Governor
of Spain. He was man of great wisdom
and military skill. Being incensed at the
atrocities f Nero, he resolved to march
towards Rome with his large arovy, Nero
on learning the determinatioR ef Galba felt
that he was undone. He was seated at his
supper table, indulging his morbid appetite
on his blood-bought luxuries when he heard
of Galbb's coming. : The shock so terrified
him that bo upturned the table with his foot,
and fed into a swoon.
V hen he recovered he tore his clothes.
Stmck his head and cried OUt that he was
utterly tuidone, j
lie sought death by poison, but was pre-
v ... A. . . I . i L 1 - 1 1- I
jie tjeii ureeo. oneoi ms iriadiators
to kill him, but he refused.'
i-iii- .. .
"Alas!" cried he, "have I neither friend
nor enemy?" . ,
Then he resolved to drown hiuiself in the
Tilier; but his courage failing him he deter
mined to leave Rome, A man offered him
his house four miles frOm the city. Thither
he fled on horseback. Scarcely had he start
ed win u the shock of au earthquake terrified
him almost to death. Then the lightning
fioiu heaven flashed iu his face J mental aud
physical eonftisioii reigned on every sidii.
His hore taking fright at a dead body that
lay in the road, he dismounted and took to
the bushes, until he came to the home of his
friend. - -
In the meantime the Senate declared Galba
FlmK:ror, and condemned Nero to die. He
was informed that he was to bo stripped
naked, his head placed in a pillory, and there
scourged to death. He grew frantic; he
wanted to kill himself, but had not the
courage to do so, and entreated that one of
his attendants should die to give -him cour
age. Then hearing the tramp of horsemen
near by, he seized a dageer and placed it to
his throat giving himself a mortal wound
One of the centurions coming np attempt
ed to staunch the fiow of blood, out Nero,
sternly looking him hi the face said :
"It is now too late ; is this your fidelity?"
Then he died not as the Christians whom ;
he caused to be put to death, but as a demon,
at the age of thirty-two, after a reign of I
thirteen years. , ,
: Thus by his own hand was ended the life
of a man who was but a short time before a,
terror to mankind. .
Genl Grant's father is Post Master at Co-
For the Democrat and Star.
Air James Bird.
Hearken to me, ne:ghbors hearken,
1 have something 1 would state,
And no falsehood can e'er darken
' The things I now relate;
For 'tis truth, and well we know it,
Having happened-it our door,
Though we ofc-timcs'mcan to show it,
Yet the need we do deplore.
Once I stood near to the roadside,
Where I saw a train go by,
And its history, now so world-wide,
1-11 remember til I die.
0 ! it filled my heart with sadness,
And the tear was in my eye,
But. my sorrow turned to madness,
When I learned the retison'why.
Bayonets glistened in the sunlight,
And there flashed the shining steel,
As each column, moving upright,
Seemed they would 'to battle w heel.
1 looked to sec the foe-appearing,
To oppose this force in blue,
And 1 wondered at their Tearing,
, When I saw no foe in view.
I looked again, and O, my country,
A shameful sight I saw,
A contemptible afl'rontry,
Such a disregard of law.
Closely crowded in the centre.
Strongly guarded, -front and rear,
Le.;t to them some one might enter,
Or from within .ome disappear.
Forty men had lx-eh arrested,
And for what they did not know,
Though the reason oft requested,
iiy the' had been treated so.V
They were marching off to prison,
To a dark and filthy Fort,
Mid I he scorn and the derision,
Of the men they never hurt.
There I saw the old and feeble,
Men whose lockswere white with years,
Who to travel scarce seemed able,
From their ailings and their fears.
There 1 saw the young and healthy,
From whose eyes was flashing scorn ; '
There 1 saw the high and wealthy,
From their posts cf business torn.
They had thought where they resided,
Was the land of liberty,
And to speak and be decided,
Was the privilege of the free.
But, alas, they found their error,
And that they had lived to see,
What a crael reign of terror,
Was the jiiutlftdynasty.
It wa- founded in disunion.
And it waded deep in blood,
It denkd the free communion
Of the honest and the good.
It raised its anu with vigor,
While it" heart was made of steel, .
But its idol war the nigger,
For the whites it could not feel.
Bnt shall such a power continue
To rule this favored land ?
What say ye, bone and sinew,
Y e la wsi I id i n g ha n d ?
By the grave of William Roberts,
By the honest and the true,
By tlir things that we have suffered,
By the God we wor.-hip, N !
Proposed Amendments to the
The fallowing are the proj-osr,! amend
ments to the Federal Constitution, as "pass
ed," illegally, by twcr-thirJs f a fragment
of Congress :
J'esotrrd, By the Senate and Hom-e of
Representatives of the United States of
America, ra Congress assembled, two-thirds
of both Houses concurring, that the follow
ing article be projKjsod to the legislatures of
the several States as an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, which
when ratified y three fourths of the Legis
latures, rhall be valid as part of the Con.-tr-tution:
Secttov 1. All persons torn or naturalized
in the United States and subject to the ju
risdiction thereof, are citizens of the United
States and id" the States wherein they reside.
No State shall make or enforce any law
which shall abridge the privileges or immu
nities of the citizens of the United States:
nor shall any State deprive any person of
lif'Oj liberty or property, without due process
of law. nor deny to anv erson within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Sec. '2. Representatives shall be appor
tioned among the several States according to
their respective numbers, counting Indians
not taxed. But whenever the right to vote
at any election for the choice of electors for
President and Vice President, representa
tives in f!mirrrjB Yiviitii7P nml iii,lifi:il nffi-
r nr mpmheN nf tho Legislatures thpreof.
is demed to any of the male inhabitant of
such States, beinjr twenty-one vears of ase
Tis of the United States, or in any
way abridged, except for participation in re
bellion cr "oth"r crime, the basis of repre
sentation therein shall be" reduced in the
proportion which the number of such male
citizens shall be to the whole number of
male citizens twenty -one years of. age in
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r. j. j lint j v-i.-v i v
or R'prcs?!it dive in (Vigress,
President and Vie.i President,
, .j. l nat no person mmu ..--nami
or Jiiecror oi
or hol t anv
('ie: civil or military.
under the United
States, or under any Mate, w ho having pre
viously taken an oath as a member of Con
gress or as an officer of the United States,
or as a memlr of any State legislature, or
as Executive or Judicial officer of any State,
to snpi-ort the Constitution of the United
States, shall have engaged in insurrection or
relrcllion against the laws, or given aid and
comfort to the enemies thereof. But Con
gress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each
House, remove sch disabilities.
Sec, 4. The validity of the public debt of
the United States, authorized by law, in
cluding debts incurred for payment of pen
sions and bounties for services in suppressing
insurrection and rebellion, will not be ques
tioned, but neither the United States nor
any State shall assume or pay any debt or
oblication incurred in aid of insurrection or
rebellion against the United States, or any
claim for the loss or emancipation of any
elaye, but all such debt?, obligations and
claims shall be held illegal and void.
Sec. 5. The Congress shall have power to
enforce by appropriate legislation the provi
sions of this article.
A woman in Geneva who was formerly fig
black as any. African, has within the past six
months become perfectly white.
Disband the Democracy.
Why should this gfand good old party be
disbanded and its brr.ye'members left to rally
under banners'tf their enemies or to die by
the w&jside-? What good can come of giv
ing up the mane, 'the principles we have
fought for so long ?
In this State as in others, leading (so call
ed) democrats are in favor of disbandine our
party organization forming a union, ora John
son, or some other kind of a party, and to
this move, be it here or elsewhere we wish
to say a few words, earnestly and candidly.
In the name of two million demoeratie
voters, North and South in the name of
one million and eight hundred thousand dem
ocrats in the North who voted for McClellan,
we arise now to ask what good will come of
this forsaking principles ?
We respect -Andrew Johnson, President
of the United States. We have great faith
in him. We are willing he should have and
form a Johnson party, if he wishes to, but
will never conscnMo see the democratic par
ty of the country disbanded and called togeth
er on his .platform. Mahomet may eo or
come to the mountain 'the stately ship may.
enter the -harbor the eagle soar to the sky
the rain may come to the earth Johnson
may come to the Democratic party, and it
will shelter him so long as he is 'true to the
Constitution when he is not, he will be
spewn out of its mouth.
The mountain cannot go to Mahomet
The harbor cannot go out to shelter the
ship, no matter how brave it be.
I he great cerulean dome cannot and will
not come down to meet the eagle, no matter
how bravely he soars aloft.
The beautiful earth will never tro un to
claim the rain-drops from the clouds which'
are r.r its own making.
The Democratic party of the Country shdl
never disband and so strasrtdiii"; out tx meet
Johnson or any other man, for its priptf pics
ana hopes are beyond the reach 61 -fery'ene
We are willing Johnson should come 'hack.
We are willing to endorse him in what is
right and asstrcuiv shall denounce him
when wrong. Btt T. e kre not in favor of this
forming Johnson clubs of Democratic tim
ber. The great trouble in this country is
that ieople thiiik in droves, and accept all
sorts of statements as facts. The joople are
ve object to placing two million Demo
crats dder the influence of Seward's bell
cord ? We object to being blinded when go
ing into afic-ht. We dislike forsaking the
eternal principles of Democracy for an indi
vidual name, If Johnson, and Seward and
others are tired of Republicanism; let them
come out from the Rump disunionist. and
stand uji for the principles of that, great dem
ocratic party which has no apology to make
for the ruins our enemies have strewn over
We do not wish to enlist under men who
will soon want us tofLdit under abolition, re
publican, disunion banners men who would
in a year or two go laughing home showinsr
the fi-h camrht in the Johnson net, and
claiming high reward for their strategy and
it may not be fashionable to speak thus,
but we cannot help it. Five years since
Democrats were caught by chaff. Ix;t us not
betaken in that manner again. What!
Disband the Democracy ?
While there is one Democrat in the 'coun
try that party must nM be disbanded. The
hopes of millions the happiness of the peo
ple the future sdrv of America the cuar-
dian-hip of the Cofistrt'TtioV. the -honor of
, our laws the restoration of onr bleedini
I n'eH is in the eistodv of the Democratic
party, and to dissolve is to betray.
Take cit e, go rolled leader !
Eighteen hundred thousand Democrats in
the Sorth protest, and will hurl vou over the
battlements if this thing be forced upon
AinHT Fact: !
Men of pluck and nrvo to the front !
Close ranks steady shoulder to shoulder,
head of column forward to death er to victo
ry ! The battle is won already.
Give tip rw ?
Disband now, when the enemy isdivided?
Disband when the country is on its kees ;
h with tearful eyes and uplifted hand firm
ly clasped looking to us for aid and happi
ness. Disband when to do so would be to bring
more ruin on -the land i
You men who think of this, com with us
for a moment Take off your hatA For
get your pockets and step carefully.
Do you see a dissevered Union, broken by
the men who ask you to disband us ?
Do you see those prisons filled with inno
cent Democrats, kept there till covered with
lice, filth and mildew, with no other music
to gladden the hearts than the tinkling of
the little bell in the hands of the cunning
man who wants us to kiss the dagger trhich
stabbed us ? , ' -
Do you see those mobs, beating the brains
out af defenceless Democrats, while the
President was telling his little jokes in the
White House ?
Do you see the paid soldiers of the repub
lic, by order of the little boll, turning their
bayonets upon Democratic voters?
Do vou sec the cowardly tools of a tyrant
tearing down prfctinsr ofiFccs and battering
the presses into splinters? ..........
Do you sec the party in power proscribing
men in business and social circles for being
IViyoii see the sneaks and blue coated
minions of 'the provost force sneaking under
y0ur.win.d07. 3 ?
DoyotVsec postmasters opening yonr let
ters and retarding the circulation of your pa
pers, because you wul not shout in praise of
wrong and corruption ?.
Do you see half a nfiilRc of widows stand
ing in tears over soldiers' graves widows
who were made by republicans in a republi
can crusade for cotton,. mules and niggers ?
Do you see the orphans in rags, the houses
in ashes, the unlettered head boards of sol
diers' graves, the homes of those made poor
by Lincoln's minions ; the jewels, the mis
tresses, the houses, the lands, the bonds of
Lincoln's thieves, the mobs of his fn-mds
and supporters beating the brain? out of, or
suspending to thre:s, the Democrats who
wotdd not forsake their principles?
Look, you cowards and time servers on
thee pictures, and in shame recall your
words. By the living God, the Democratic
party shall' .not be disbanded ! '
We have an interest in it. Our father had
had an interest in it. Our children have an
interest in it You shall not barter it for a
handful of greens ! We have stxd by that
oldflnz when cowards forsook us when raen
sought our life when bayonets were at our
heirrtrwhcn. the rope "was ready for, our
peck, whenthe hand the assassin has sought
our heart when enemies have attacked us
on the street when men hare whhheld bu
siness from us when poverty looked in one
eye and death the other when mobs have
sought to drive ua from principle when of
fers of high place in and out of the army
have been made when to say we were. a
democrat was to court abuse, to toy with death
and subject ourself and friends to insult and
to blows, aud we shall never givo up the flag
or the faith. While there is life with us' tho
democratic partv'has one member who Vrill
not be led into the shambles. ' . .;
Two million democrats the truest men
the sun ever shone upon the men who vo
ted for McClellan who stood bv their faith
when cowards forsook fhem the only trua
patriots of the country, would be a nice prize
for Seward to lead back to his disintegrated
party, but there is one man he cannot leati-'
lie is a good diplomatist, but not good enough
for this most impudent swindle upon the.
hopes and the patriotism of the people. If
Republic-ins wttht Democrats they, know
where to find us, every time if they use "as
it mitbe as a body; and not in sheaves to
keep their death and tax mill runnjng.' .- -,
Stand by the Fuva 1 Laaosse Demo
crat. Who Steals the lVioney; the Peo
ple Pay for Ta'xek ?
Taxes in the United States have beoom :
such a burthen that till classes of citizens are
crying out against their imposition- which
latter is quite the con-ect word to use in this
connection. But it would be some 'mitiga
tion of the evil if the people hsd the assu-'
ranee that the moneys they, are called upon :
to pay, in one r ay atd another, ,vre apprq
printed to their legitimate purpose, and used
to liquidate the grejt debt the nation haw in
curred in crashing the rebellion, the extinc
tion, of which indebtedness is the first wish
cf every good citizen, and to which much
wished for consumation they are willing to
make any sacrifice. ,. Unfortunately, however
they have not that assurance. On the con-"
trary they arc gradually awaking to the un-v
avoidable conclusion that the taxes are txf-'
ing, and for some time have been diverted :
from the legitimate purpose for which- they
were and ace collected, and instead of going;
into the Treasury of the United States, as
they should, they arc going into the pocketa
of the cormorants engaged in collection, as '
they should not Of this there b mostly itidu"
bitable evidence, particularly in the return of
the gross revenue from taxation on watches.
The law imposes a tax of one dollar on each '
gold watch owned and used byan individual,
valued at less than one hundred dollars. Now
there ean.be a gold watch in the country that
this tax will not reach. The import $s on the
watch, not on the owner, and whether it be
carried by man, rr. -wcn!a or minor child it .
must be paid ; if not by those -carrying it,
then by thc husband or father. Thereve-:
nue from this source, it is very evident, has
been the subject r.f grcateTffpeculaticn atthe
hands' of officials upon whom devolves the.
duty of receiving the moneys and making the
returns. Attention was first directed to tho
subject by the paucity of the revenue appa
rently derived from this source, aa shown by
the published returns. Naturally, inquiry
was instituted. An investigation revealed
the fact that the return of gold watches for
the entire United States was less than the
number actually returned in the City of Bos
ton alone. The Tribune, in considering this
fact, endeavors to explain it away on the hy-.
pothesis of clerical errors. But that 'dodge 1
is altogether too transparent to satisfy the '
people. To accept this explanation will be
to accept the existence of mnreclerical errors
than could possibly have "been made-. For'
instance : Connecticut, by the published re
turn, has not a single gold watch owned and
kept for private psc, within its limits. Who
believes so preposterous a statement ? Not.
anybody.. But to come nearer homo. Let.
us look to the record of New Jersey. T)ur '
own State is credited with just Four Gold'
Watches. Not one more. Now is not this '
an absurdity and a swindle on the face of it?
Why, we know two men in Jersey City alone, .
one of whom returned four and the other
two grid watches, and paid the taxes there- '
on. This Ls an excess of fifty per cent from
two persons in Jersey City only, over the en
tire return f the State.' Now, it is a mat'
ter of some interest to the people to know
how much they have been swindled out of, ;
and who swindled them. We therefore pro :
pose that a list be put up in some convenient
place in this city, where may be found the
names of all citizens who returned gold
watches and the amount of taxes paid there
on, whether one dollar or mere. This will
test the question as to the amount of the '
swindle, anil the direction in which the funds
have loen diverted may subsequently be as ..
pertained by an investigation oft the part of :
the Government There has evidently been
a gigantic fraud perpetrated some where by
some bodv. If no othef place can be found,
our friends who have made any return of
gold watches cap leave word at the Stand
ard office. , We should be very glad to pub
lish the accciin't, and all who feel an interest
in knowing where the taxes paid goto should
give this matter their attention. . C '
Standard. , -
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At a Conservative metine, at Cape Gi
rardeau, last Tuesday, a Radical mob tried :
to cry down Captsins Maguire and prevent
him from speakir g. ort the citizens rallied
and drove the . distr.rbei-3 off the ground.
There five so many rascals and thieves in St. "
Joseph that the citizens have organized a
vigilance committee to take, cftre of them. .
They, threaten to do some hanging. At
Winthrop Buchanan Count v, this State, a
mo-j of rascals siczed a hotel-keepsr named
Wakefield, and were going to lynch him for
his efforts to bring some of their friends, to .
justice, lie wasrescuea Dy
of citizen?, arid set free.
a counter mob
The Democratic press of the Stat
unanimously and strongly CondcmA ' Gov."
Curtiii's depign.of cjdliog ai extra" session of
the Legislature, to act upon the Ramp
amendment The people, too; are murmur
ing at the cost of an extra session, (two hup1- .
dred thousand dollars, cr taore), which will
have to be paid by them in taxes' These
complaints are weil grounded. . Another r
source of complaint consists in the fact that
the people are not to be consulted in recard ,
to their views upon the subject The Gov
ernor is toing bitterly reproached for taking: '
"snap Judgement" Upon them in so infauiouj
It is no misfortune for a nice young lady
to lose her good name, if a nice young gen- .
tleman gives her a better.
What a poor world this would be without
women ana newspapers how would the ;
news ret about? -,- ; - - ... .
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A fct'BAL editor arriving in the city, came -to
the conclusion that there were two things
that were mad to be lost sinners and urn- .