The Greene County Republican. (Waynesburg, Pa.) 185?-1867, July 03, 1867, Image 1
r1 is. 1 (Sf . mm FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT AS GOD GIVES U3 TO SEE THE 1HGHT. Zneoto. I apcc gtrgtcg U golffitft f itcnitutc, Jordgu, gome M - gprtUantinei nn, fa., fa. VOL. XI WAYNESBUUG, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 3." '1867. NO. 4. m m h h, n mi urn w' sr y y Me tcpHian. KVEKY WKIINESUAV MOUNINt iiv JAS. E. BAYERS. OPFICK IN S.IYKIIS' lltJII.MNO, ' KAST OP THIS COlTItT IIOI18H. nneni lUU Waynestours, D, Bosun, I'res't. J. C. Fi.knnikkh, Cashier. DISCOUNT DAY TUESDAYS. May Hi, '(i.-ly. LEWIS TDJkTSZ, DEALER IN Rooks Stationery, Wall Paper, Window Paper, &o. Sunday School Books of all kinds constantly on htuul, room in Mrs. Hush's building, formerly occupied by Cottercll & Taylor, Wtiyiiesnurg, l'a. May 'J, 'Ml.-ly Itofocrt i:'ouflierf't Carriage Manufacturer V,YNusnnwi, Pa., DESPECTFULLY elves notice that he has ..... . 1).. ...I. ...., in- Xii locnieu in wnyncsnorg, i tends to manufacture OAUUIAOES Of every description. From his experience in .i... i r.,,, i. rmnililcnt that his work. In style, finish and durability, will give entire satisfaction. It is Ids determination to purchase the best material in market, ana empioy uuuu but competent workmen. KJ- All new work vnrrentod for one year. Wiivnesbnrii. Fid). SI. W I WATCHES AND JEWELRY. MAIN BTISHKT, OIT0S1TH COIt T HOUSE. KEEPS ON HANDS ALWAYS A choice and pclcet assortment of watches and Jewelry, Repining done at the lowest rates, it pi, ly JUST OPENED BY THos. 302ra.c3Lle;v T)()SIT1VELY the mof-t complete Hotel in our town. Everything combined to fur nish the best accommodation ever yet oll'cred to the public, Meals furnished at all hours, table provid ed with the best of the season. Travellers and those desirous of refreshment will do well to call, "Tour' still retains his old reputation of an iiecomnioilating ireullcmuu, Bin', hospitable landlord. House, the one for merly occupied bv the "Messenger" Ollice. liny !i,'i;ii.-ly. W, "X". yVjo to "to. iTx SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKER. (Is Wilson's llciuuso, Main St.) Baddies, Pridl"S. Harness kept on hand and made to order. Work done, in I l:u best style, nnd at reasonable rules ejrKepiiirini! a speciality on sli irt notice. Fanner friends go look iit.liis stock. 4;2J:ly. MARBLE WORKS'. SMEItSGILLMRO., (Jewells old stand, upper end of town ) rilllE publls nro respectfully Informed that 1. Summersglll & Ilro. have just received a Urge, block of all kinds of MARBLE WO RK! Such ar Qravo Stones, Monumerts. Mantle Work, &C. We are prepared to furnish work at reasonable terms on short notice. Call nod examine our slock, styles, nudpii'cs be fore purchasing elsewhere, fi;8-tf John IIuuuks. Thomas Lucas. T- LUCAG&CO., Forwarding nnd Commission Merchants. AND dealers In Groceries, Hardware, Leather, Shoo Findings, Iron, Nails, Salt, Fish, i&n. Also, agents for Aubrey, Cromlow & Coon's Window Sash. Asupply kept con stantly on hands. Rice's Lauding, Ph., above tho ntr.v. (j.ri-tf. LAZEAR BROTHERS, WHOLESALE GROfiEIW and COMMIS SION MERCHANTS. Io. 77, Exchange Place, Uciltlixxoro. Jas, .11. Lazkau, Wm, L. Lazuak. 5iliS.lv. The Monongahcla IIoiikc, BICE'S LANDING, GKEKNIS COUNTY, FA. OLIVER & BAYARD, PROFBIETOHS. rPIIE best accommodations furnlshetl the A. travelling public. House and appurtenan ces complete. Tnblo always spread bound fully with the delicacies of the season. HorsoB for hiro; feed mid stabling at reasonable rates. fl;2.tf. 33- 3VE. sayers, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Tn mlilltlnn to other ImihIiiokm will iittctnl to fitll rimuM In liaiikriiptry Unit limy lie nitruittril to hlri euro. Ollluo, opHltu lllllg Hlulu of U. W. llubul'M A Cu. SLATEIl odenbaugii, DEALER IN DKUOS, MEDICINES, LI nuors and every thing pertaining to a rust class Drug Store. Proscriptions carefully com pounded. "Crelgh's Old Stund," Waynes urg, Pj May 1)0, '(lfl-ly. ' kcoi!(!e s. mm. Dealer In Bonks nnd Stationery, Magazines, Dally Piipors Fancy Articles, Ac, Wny. csliurg, Ta. , api,'oo-ly ' T V W . ROSS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE In Jewell's building, West end of Miiln strput, Waynosburg, s.l,-tf TYING HER BONNET UN DER HER CHIN. Tying her bonnet under her chin, She tied her raven ringlets In ; ilut not nlono in the silken snare Did sho catch her lovely flouting hair, For tying her bonnet under her chin She tied a young man's heart within. They wore strolling together up the hill, Where the wind comes blowing merry and dull, And It blew the curls a frolicsome race, All over the happy, peach colored face, 1 ill scolding and laughing sho tied them In, Under her beauiful, dimpled chin. And it blew a color, light as the bloom Of the pinkest fuchsia's tossing plumo, All over the cheeks of tho prettiest girl That ever imprisoned a romping curl, Or, lying her bonnet under her chin, Tied a young man's heart within. Steeper and steeper grow the hill ; Madder, merrier, chiller still Tho western wind blew down nnd played The wildest tricks with tho little maid, As tyins her bonnet under her chin She tied a young man's heart within. Oh, western wind, do you think it was fair To play such tiicks with her floating hair? To gladly, gleefully, do your bust To pillow her against the young man's breast. Where he ns gladly folded her in, And kissed her mouth and dimpled chin ? Oh, Ellery Vane, you little thought, An hour ago, when you besought This country lass to walk with you, After the sun has dried the dew, What perilous danger you'd bo in As she tied her bonnet under her chin. GRAMMATICAL TAUTOTOLOUY. I'll prove the word that I'vo made my tliemo Is that that may be doubled without blame; And Hint that that, thus trebled, 1 may use, And that that that that critics may abuse Miy be cm reel. Farther the dons to bother Five llmts may closely follow one another! For be it known l hat we may safely write Or say, thai that that that that mail writ was right- Nay e'en that that that that that that followed Through tlx repeats the grammer's rule hns bellowed ; And that that Hint (that that that Hint begun) Repented seven times Is right! deny't who can. From llie Toledo I2huk. NASI1Y. A Vision or tuu NKxr Woiti.n Mu. Nasiiv In A DllKUl Is PllUPKN'T IN TIM! LowitR Rl!- r.iovs mmiNo tiik Comsiiiicuation ok Mil CiuKF.i.KY's Cash. Posr Oi i-is, Cosfkhrit X Roil)", ) (Wich is the SI, lit uv Kentucky,) June, 1, ls7. ) Tito Corners wnz in a most pleasant tiuinu iiv tni ml last Friday nitP. So ini. portant event rz the relenao uv our sainted I) ivis cooil not bo allowed to go by without commi iiioiiilin, and we ao uordingly commemonuid. Tho rejoicing wuz lielJ at tliu Church, tho they coin, menst iU Bascom'8 Ez the holtieet part uv the rejoicin lied been done lit Has coin's, taperin oiF, ess I may say, at the Church, tho speeches were very short, tf not to the pint. When, how, or wher it adjottrnod, I know not. I wan. ilorcd oil into tho realms uv Morphus in the middle uv Deekin Pogram'a eek ondly, and afore I got back I hod taken a rather long journey. I dreamed a very euris dream. Mo- thV"' T t l,rt .n'n... 1.4 ,.... lUUugnu a uu 111 wioiuiuiio luatj on? popularly.snpposed to lay below as. On to his burning throne sot Lucifer, a read in tho Noo York Triboon, with tho most puzzled expression onto his face I ever witneat, Layin it down with a sigh, cz though he hod gone bumpin onto a stun tier wich ho cood not comprehend, he rotnaikt, sadly, 'To bizniz!' anl do. mandid uv his book keeper, tho sttooa shea of tilings. Reports wero road to him, which, in tho main, pleased him. A shade oi sadiuss becloudid his cIusm klo countenanco cz tlio statement that Napoleon and Hiztwirk hod mndo up, but his liico illnminntid serenely cz it wuz statid that tho christian mashens hed do cided to let the Turks go on buteherin tho Cretans, wich was replaced with a frown ng'm when ho wuz informed that thcro wuz a proHpcek uv tho English common people geltin a vote, After goin thro tho rest of the world, tho Uni ted States eomo in, 'Kentucky eed tho book-keeper, lookin over a bundle uv fresh reports, 'is all rite. Helm is eleotid Governor by a whackm majority, andMcKee and liico is defeated, 'Wood I' eed ho, fetehin his tail down in a cestaey uv joy, 'the next timo I swing around the circle I must visit Kentucky. No State does so well for me with so little uv my assistance.' I alluz liko to visit Kentucky; Noo York oily is ruther pleasant, tho its to near like my own place that I don't enjoy it much when I'm there I don't feel ez tho I'm a wny from homo and a visil in. But Kentucky I love the people really charm me. But go on. wat next ? 'Jefferson Davis hcz been hberatid by Horns Greeley becomin his bale. This halo in by Greeley, the reporter, stash ed at Washington, considers a most momenchns went and a most happy ok kurrenco fur voor mniustv.' 'That reporter's a ass nnd don't know the sekret springs wich nctooate raon. Heciill him to wuiist for makin sich foolish remark.' 'But,', sod the Sekretary, who seemed to mo to bo a imp uv some conskence, to be permitted to nrgoo with Lucifer hisselt. 'I consider it uv some importance. Did yoo wish Jett'son Davis to die in prtzeti V 'Ef yoo wusn't uv Tlecidod yooso to me, hevin bin a Noo York Alderman, I'd redoose yoo. Want Jeff'son Davis to died t Not I. I'm not tho yooth wot killed the gooso wot laid the golden egg He's bin tho host recrootin lootennnt I ever hed. lie hcz tho happy knack uv controllin everybody ho hez anything to do with, and he turns em all to'ard 1110 Ho rooincd 1'olk, lie swampt Pierce, he sedoost Bookannan, he dazzled Johnson. and ho hcz now caught Ilorris Greeley. liut tlicr wuzaul any dimger uv his ilyin in pttzon. Men nint in the habit uv dyin on panned oysters, briied beefsteak and milk toast ; they hev a trick uv peg ging out faster on diet suthiii the oppo- sit uv that; for instance tho variety that Jefl'.son furnisht em at Andersou vtllo. IIo wood hev got out nny how. Johnson id, nfierall, a poor whito man, and ho cood bully them iiv that class well enough but ho felt ashamed uv keepiu a real gentlemen liko Davis in ptizen, and ho wood hev releast him.' 'Shel I put Horns down on our books?' akt tho Sekretary eagerly, dipping Ins pen into the blue flame cz Hertzoe does in the Black Crook. 'Let iin consider ' Bed Lucifer, musin ly' 'Wat hez he did T" 'Bailed Jefl'son Dayis?" relumed the Sekretary, confidently givin his pen a fresh dip. 'Very good. Ilorris hez ma.lo uv hisselt, to .'peak figgera ively, a post f,,r a drove uv hogs to scratch themselves ngiu. They arc seruhhlin out uv the slough uv secession in which they wal. lered till the droppiil out uv the bottom made it dangerous , they find Ilorris a ftandin on the bank, nnd agin hirn they rub their sides to olenn off the mud wich adheres. I speak flggeratively in likenin Ilorris to n post; hterally in likenin the secosh to swine. They wua jest ez senseless and jest oz crooel. They wuz the wuns ntore wich pearls wuz east. '1 hev jest tinisht his defence of his self. Its a curious dukeyinent and puz. zles me. I'm disposed to consider him honost, but wat a week showin ho makes. First, ho sez he's honest, wich is alluz agin a man, tor a trooly honest man kiu alluz find enufl' others to say it for him. 2d. Ho tries to prove it, wich is very bad, fur tho honesty wich need provin is ofrather'a scaly order. Ha instances I'.IS tipiiin bis chauoos for the Sonit la.-t fall by writin that universal amnesty letter, Ilorris, in this matter is, I tear playtn ostrich. IIo hez his head in tho sand, and bein blind hisself, fancies the balance uv his anatomiklc strukter, which ought to be in tho background, aint viai blo to the rest uv mankind. Or, he is reely a loonatio ! I never hed any idea that he wanted tho seat in the Se'nit. Ho wuz in Congress wunst, and the ler ribly faleyoer ho made iher, wood, ef ho wuz conshiis uv it, hov dotorred him from scektn that perlikeler plaeo ngin. Then ef he wuz reely compos mentis, he wood hev knowod, or ought to hev knowd, that he hadn't tho uhostuvn chance for tho plaeo, and coodu't hov got it ei no nnd written a letter urg'm tho hangin uv every robel, lrom Jefferson Davis down to Commodoro Ilollins. It looks to mo very much like ez cf Ilorris wuz pluviu the old game uy declinin what had never been offered him. HU letter wuz soundin brass and tinklin oymbals. 'Shcl I outer him or not!' askt the sekrotary. 'It's a etiris ease, said Luoifor. not mindin him. 'He hez bin ngin me, by spasms, wich I oould approve. I hev alluz, so fur, entered it up to the aocount uv loonaoy, for I am partikeler about puttin iny olaw onto any man who don t belong to me. I hov a olear rite to every one I git. This last trick uv his sniggers me 1 Kin it be that the old ! mau wuz, all along opposin wrong and sich, not trom any deep seated dislike to the article, hut beenz oppozin thinirs wuz his best holt! Kin it 1 0 that hevin bin in the minority all his hfo, and frund therein profit beooz it so happened that the minority wuz rite, that he is now anxshus to git into that fix ngin ! Does Horns spose thai hevin the strength uv a successful earner to back him. and heving a hundred thousand, more or less, who are in the habit uy readin him the people wal follow him thro the stinkin slums of error jost ez lively ns they did over tl'O breezy hills uv trooth f Hez his vauity got the better uv his discretion at last ? Hev tho hangers on wich alluz puff incense into the face uv success, bin hiiniin hasheesh afore him, and hez it lntoxicuted him! Is lie, at his advanced age, iu imitashen nv Sut Lovingood's daddy, goin to play hoss, forgittiu tho hornet's nest into winch his great exemplar plunged ? 'Shcl I put hurt down or not?' askt the secretary agin, rather impatiently. 'No I' replied Lucifer, drawin hisself up decisively vLfo splits up tho .Abhsh nists we shcl be ap deep in his debt that ho will deserve to get clear uv us. Ez it is,ho hez dun eunffto entitle him to our grntitood. Ho hcz restored Jeflerson Davis to me ; ho hcz even enlarged his field uv uii'tulnis.i' lie is a demonstrate tho theory thai there ain't no sich thin" ez treason, and ez a matter of course that there aint bin' no crime coinmittod by my friend Davis' friends, Ez Ilorris is establislnih tho ; fact that the war ip'in my friends in the South wuz uiiiuht'di- aUo, I shouldn't bo surprised cf the next thing ho decs, in order that justis may be done will be to insist that their niters bo returned to env- After all, I speckt that's wat he's ririvm at. Mow that slavery's abolisht,.! hleevu ho'd liko to hev it restored, that he may hev suthiii to do. His okkepeslieu's g mo. lie's short uv a subjick now. His pen hez bin so used to wi'itiu slavery I slavery I slavery ! that he's rpely at sea. Mo wants the old sin et up for him to bat ter at agin he win ts Loyeioy shot over nginvaml bleedin Kansas te be repelid. at s a pei !eioonl Keformer, tf thcr ain't nothiii U reform T Wat's a coin doctor in a eountrv wher they wear hi boots? No! let him go. lie's shoor of punishment qnuff anyhow. He's Universalis!, a diictriu the niislnkouv wich he'll diskiver some day, but lie's very likely to reahzo his lite uv punish. ment on earth for Wendell Phillips is after him, and wat wutskin he suffer t Set Hits last act uv his'n down ez honesty streaked with loonaoy ; or ruther, the loonaoy bein the biggest, ez loonacv streaked wilh honesty and leave him out. Go on with the sports. Where's Davis now t and pertikerely, whore's Johnson 1 El he 'does anything ngin mo he does it thro mistake. Keep track uv Johuson, don't let ' At this pint I wuz aroused, bv some- body bbnkin mo. It was Basconi. It wuz 8 o clock, and ez I hed not bin over for my mon.in bitters, in wich dooty I m very reglcr, tho good man hed gone out iu search uv me. How pleasant 'tiz to hev somebody to care for yoo, even ef their solisilood springs from a teu cent motive. Pktrouxm V. Nasbv, P. M. (Wich is Postmaster,) and Professor in tho Ham and Jaj helh Free Academy for the development of the iulellcck uv all races irrespective of color. Tan spirit of the Fourth of July h reviving tit the south, and quite a num ber ot celebrations nrelinnounced at dif ferent points. Among others, tho white Unionists and freedinen ot the nine eastern counties of Virginia, including King George, King and Queen, West, morchind, Northumberland, Lancaster, Essex, Carolina, Middlesex nnd Rich mond, nro to have h mammoth celebra tion nt Cobden's Park, on tho Kappa hannock river, four miles below Kiuh. mond Court House. L. T. Ayors, of the Freudinon's Bureau, is there making arrangements, nnd the Congressional Union Committee will furnish tho speak ers 'Guilty oh not guilty V sharply said a city judge, the other day, to an inat tentive femalo prisoner in tho dock 'Just as your honor pleases. Its not for tho liko o' rao to dictate to your honor's worship,' was tho reply. . Two nouns reading of a good news, paper is as profitable as six hours work out of twelve. The farmer and the produce dealer equally should under stand the markets. Sometimes to know a thing is the same as to earn $100. "SOLDIER'S FAREWELL TO 1113 MUS KET." Old comrndo mine these long years thro', Unlike most friendships we pursue, Yuur aim I found was always true My musket. How strnngo wo wero when first wo mot. I'm sure I never shall forget Old times iind scenes I smo them yet I My musket. When we each other understood, Your liuo and stock I found. were good; Aud play um false you never would My musket. I found you rough and quito uncjuth; You're polished now, and bright and smooth ; And when you spoku 'twas for the Truth : My musket. How straight we looked them in tho ovo. When forth wo went to "door die" Iu battle, under Freedom's sky 1 My musket. Ah ! who could then our feelings tell, When 'I'oro your lire tho foeman fell: "fwns tutu you did your duly well, My musket. Good bye ! "old chum," you've got to go 'Tis and to part, I lovu you so ! I'd keep you, but "U, S." says "No!" My musket. Ihnry Aslen. In Vermont, the following lines are inscrib ed on n beard near n watering-place : "Temperance fountain good us can ho; lietler far thi'ii rum or brandy j If this truth excite your lury, Let your horse be Judge and jury. " GEN.RAWLIXGS SPEECH. GEXEI1AI GRAFT'S VIEWS REFLECTED, I'nion Loyally Equality. From tho Chicago Tribune. Wo spoko hist week ot the speech of Major General Hawlings, to his old' friends and neighbors, tit Galena, upon the present condition of political affairs. This speech has a peculiar significance. General liawlings is the Chief of Sn ft' to General Grant. IIo was Gen. Grant's poisoiial friend, and Cluct of Staff dur ing the entiie nr. He tdiares the con. fidencc of tliu General of the army inoro than any other mail in tliu country, nnd he merits that eonli Icnco because of his great personal integrity and patriotism, nnd tut his nbiliiy ns a soldier nnd an executive ollioer. Tho speech of Gener al Bawlines is a careful and dolibernlo review of iho political history of tho last sixyenrs, and, while it will excite es. pecial interest ns coming from a gentle, man of his standing and attainments, it will not bo less interesting when accepted by the public as an exposition, to boiiio extent, of tho views ami opinions of General Grant. General Hawlings' speech will bo wel comed by every liepublicati and Union man, Piorth and isouth, wlio wishes or. tier and peace restored on right princi ples, the Union once more iu harihoni. ous operation, and civil nnd political equality enjoyed by Iho whole people freely, and without paitinlity or obstruc tion. It is the voice of tho "army calling for that poaeo and union which its valor conquered, and tor tho extinction of ov ery trace cf tho i'cbdliwn whoso armed force it subdued. It affirms : 1. The power and duty ot Congress and the President ns the law-making power to protect and guard Iho Anieii. can Union, and to preserve inviolate tho lie publican form ot the National and State Governments, nnd the rights, lib. erlios and property ot this whole peo plo. 2. That tho condition of the country after tho close of tho war, and the re. tusal of tho provisional or temporary governments to seonro and protect tba rights and liberties of the frcedmen, de. mitnded ot Congress tho enactment of the Civil liights Bill without which these people would have remained subject to all tho disabilities, witli none of tho pro. teolion ot slavery. 8.. That tliu rebellion was undertaken to establish a Government having as its basis the pcrputuity of human slavery. That in dealing with tho rebellion the United Stales, with great furboaranoo, during nearly throo years, omitted to strike slavery as it might have done, and that win n it did so, it destroyed the chattel character of the slave, made him a full freeman, mid ns such, entitled to an equality in political and civil rights with nil other freemen, To have given ilia negroes freedom, without political equality, would have exhibited tho ano maly of four millions of freemen, neither citizens nor aliens, subject; to the laws aud yet not entitled to their lull protcu. tion. 4. That tho government instituted by the President ot tho rebel States, hav lugl'ailod in almost every essential to adapt their constitutions to tho republi. can form made necessary by the change in the political character of so many millions of the peoplo of those States, it was the duty of Congress to inquire into these organizations, and, finding them both illegal and' niiti-republiean, to re. lns them representation. That it was in the power unci it was the duly of """H1"'1 iu sweep lrom existence any and all governments in any States which wore anti-republican, ns thoso govern. meiiiH iu me rebel States were, nnd to provide for tho establishment of other governments therein, on the basis ot re. puouean equality. 5. That Congress decision that any governments in these oiaies denying Hiillrngo to all freemen without distinction of race or color, wero illegal and anti republican, and is justili ed iu ilenyiiiir renrosontntion to ibnuu Stales until they do graiitsuffrjgM to the peopio wiinoui such distinctions. 6. The right- of suffrage is tho only secure means by which any person can protout his liberty, and that it cannot be denied to tho colored people, who, in most of tho Slates, if not till, constitute the majority of ihote who proved stead fast to tho Union, and fontrht in tho ranks of its armies, without a denial ol tho republican principles upon which the Government is founded. 7. That the Constitutional Amend ment proposed by tho last Congress, was nil lixlii'peiisablo necessitv erentml bv tho war , that Congress did right in pro- posing ii, anil in making lis .ratilioalion n prerequisite ot the recognition of any Government iu the rebel Stales. That tho amendment in all Us parts Iho declaration of citizen-hip; the limitation ot representation to those .admitted to HtilFruge, Iho inviolability of 'the national debt, the repudiation of Iho rebel debt, the disi'iaiiclii-ement of those rebels who had added ollieial peijury to tii-ason was wise and just, and of its necessity there can be no doubl. 8. That the Heeonstruction Acts ot the last Congress veto tho result ot a wiso expici-o of thn ' unquestionable power of tho law-making branch of tho Government; tl at the military provis. ions of the acts are no moro violations of liberty than thu employment cf the Hi niy for the suppression of the rebel lion, and that the South must accept the situation fully and unreservedly. 9. That recotist.itcti. I) and restora tion of tho whole Union are eminently desirable : that it must bo accomplished before t hero can be n full ruinrn (n nil the blc.-sing'i of a wiso nnd economical administration ot the nffaiis ot iho (3,,v eminent; that there is no portion of the people who more earnostlv desiio such restoration than theaimy generally, or um ovo omimaniieis ot tho military dis. tricts : tnat tha Union thn ri.ulm-i.il upon tha broad and enduring basis of the political equality of nil freemen, the nittire giory and tmloly of tho nation will be secured beyond danger. 10. That till Norihirn States which have not established impartial suffiage Milium no so wi'houl delay. This is tho comprehensive platform embodied in (he able speech of General Kuwlinga. It will meet with a hearty response from the wholo American people. It is not open to doubt ; each point is clearly stated and fortified with impregnable arguments. It is the ulnt- limn of iho army, it is tho platform of uio i e,iiiii'can partyU is, emphatically, Iho pliiitoim of the country, uml it is, unquestionably, iho platform ol General Gttfl;t. CENT, LONG STREET REINFORCED. LETTER FROM GEN'L. THOMPSON. M. JEFF, . Lonsvn.i.K, Juno 10, 1807. George 1 Prentice, Eng.: My Dr. A II Fiui.xn You desbn inn to Wl'ito veil mv i'eriinir ami rmiriniiu under the existing political condition of uio country. i our lncniiship to mo Iu the dark days of tho late wai, whilo wo wero political enemies, gives 3011 the right to command my services in any wav that I can return vour kindness. and therefore I will comply with vour request, and 111 tis lew Words as possible evoress mv seiitimonlH. 1 mhrhr nvuh tho wholo ground when I say that I neartiiy concur 111 tne sentiments of Gi'tiiriil James Lonsstrool. but General LongstreiH was a professional soldier. who loilL'lit liku a hero, mid fmrrciulnrnd liko a bravo kniuht who was unhorsed. and he may not go fur enough in his language to plaeo himself right before the win Id 1 therefore I, who was a civil, iau before tho war, and only buckled on my fitbio to oonieiul lor oerluin 'rights' (ns wns the oao with thu nrintes on either side,) I enn go further thnn Gen. mill T,nii''Htrcit. tor I b -IVrt 1'diJII mini mir social status and huvo not changed my occupation. I tell you, then, iihunlv that I never fought thu United Slates because I hat. ed the United States. I never fought tho North because I hated thn North. T did not desire to bo one iota freer than I wns under tho flag of tho Union ; but there was abstract unlitienl imncinbi of States rights aud four thousand millions 01 dollars woi in ot All lean siuves that I thotiuhl only could bo saved out of thn Union, From thu first hostile irun fired by John Brown at Harper's Ferry until . L ..1. .1 1 T ...... . ir.e 0111 uny 01 dune, loiw, wnon 1 BUN rendered my troops, I was a fnir,squnre,' and consistent oneiny of Abolitionism and thoso who fought their battles 1 but wheu desolation came and starvation and ruin etared our women and children in the face, I followed the example of our noble leadors surrendered all polit. leal lights and beoame oue ot. a conqur ed but still proud peoplo. " Our war had been no 'boy's play.' ; Our surrcuder was no farce. " No politician had aught to do with tho flualo, and our proudest and noblest simply reoeive a parole say ing, 'he shall not be interfered ui h bythe United States authorities, as long as ht observes Ms parole, and the laws in fore wicre he may reside.' This, then,' was our actual condition on July 1st, 1805. In a short timo a million ol soldiers stacked their guns and resumed th peaceful pursuits of life, And in two short years we have taken giant strides in tho march of improvement and recon struction. Wo huvo not been asked to love tho dominant party, nor to kiss tha rod that smote us ; but the victors have llie right to say. shall wo make the brave men our It iends by courtesy, or shall we make tho cowards friends through teart And they, only, havo the right to muke the laws, which wo have simply the right to obey, or leave tho country, or remain aliens in our own land. Tho proper policy of tho victors to pnrsuo is not my. province to discuss, neit bur havo I a right to eompluin, nor will I presumo to advise. I can simply set my soldiers an example of patience, industry and enterpiiso, to build up our broken fortunes and niakn thn land bloom again iu peace, confidence and plenty; then-fore J will accept all cour tesies and favors that the iaw may grant 1110. and loll let. mv indiviilnnl Plena nr dislikes inlei Uio with my duty to the country tn wi.ieh my children at least have an interest. 1 can now but. reneat li it I h;ul oeea-iou to write once be. tore : 'Apologies for the past or promis es for thu till 11 re would indicatn a o nnt of corfi ieneo in my own' integrity. I nave simply dono what 1 conceived tone my duty, nnd I nrooore to doit now.' The Confederate Government witiod out Stales Kighia the first year of its existence a bloody war wined out slaverv. and uinuil nut. tho (!,inlinlirnov SO lllCV ni'H flb.nbit lilml. onrl llt nlain question nmv presented us is, 'Will you accept, cuizeiisuip niiuer our terms at contained in this law 1' and 1 unphatis cally answer ykh ! Let each nnd every while mini in tlm Suiilh nv Abuti-m-i-. ideas or obsolete theoiies shad not gov. w o me, for I shall look facts in the face as they exist, nnd make the best out of tho future, without moping over tho past. It is not to be presumed that I shall bear led to compromise my honor or to bo falsa to my friends, for I am compelled to obey the laws, and being an elector simply gives mo an oportunU ty to make the laws moro favorable' (hen will confidence he restored, and plenty abound once more. Yours, most respectfully, , M. Jkif. TiioMrson. DON'T BE A130VE YOUR BUSINESS. We do not know that the lollowing anecdote, told of Jacob Astor, is true, but truth 01' fiction, the moral it pmbnrl. les is not the less apparent, and we give it tor the wholesome lesson it conveys 'Do you ever credit, Mr. Astor 1 ini quired Mr, K. ; . , 'I do not credit strangers, . sir,' was tho reply, 'unless they furnish satisfac tory city references.' . 'Then, quoth Mr. K., 'the skins I havo selected must suffice this time,' and paying for tho same ho departed. In the afternoon of the same day, just biforotho sailing ot the New-Bedford packet, the young trader returned for his furs. Tin owing the wholo pack upon his back, he left the store, but had not proceeded a dozen yards from tho store when Mr A. called liis name, bidding him come back. 'Sir,' said Mr. A., you can huvo oredit for any amount ol" goods you require, provided they are to be found in my storo.' 'Hut ' stammered Mr, 1C. 'but my dear ttii','1 ran give you no city refer etiocs I'm a stronger hero. 'I ask no other recommendation,' re spondeJ the rich merchant, 'than that already furnished by yourself. The man that is not ubovo his business need never hesitate to apply to John Jacob Astor.' - Thus commenced a trado between two merchants, which was continued to the satisfaction and advantages of both. of tlm must, eminent oniiitnlista nf Vn. 1 - - -..Wff- Bedford Mass., nnd Now York. - - - - , i. Goino Tiniomii tiik Motioni Wie the news of the surrender cf Gen. Corni wallts to Gen. Washington ri ached Stratford, it was on Suuduv. ami dnH., tho hour of worship. Word was imme diately taken to the pulpit, where Parson Whotmoro was enaraued in delivering his discourse Drawiiiff himself nn tn his fullest height, and making known the Intelligence, lie snid ; 'My friends, this is no place for bois.' terniis demrnHlrntlonn . wn will fore, in giving threo cheers, only go through tho motions.' Ir is fxeeeilinplv Lad luihim,l fit A harrow up tho fooliugs of your wife.