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Tlie Flag of our Union.
Wave, wave, o'er the land and the ocean,
Bright banner of sweet liberty,
Till the heart of the world, with commotion,
Shall thrill, at the sight of the free.
Wave high o'er the Union forever,
Till secession shall stain it no more!
While hearts, who dread tyrants would sever,
Uniting, their warfare deplore.
Wave ever, thou bright gleam of Heaven,
That points to the truth of the sky ;
Though earth, by tornadoes be riven.
Thy glory shall fade rot, nor die.
Wave, wave ! holy flag of the Union 1
May death and the grave blight the hand,
Who shall dare to dissolve the communion
Of the brave and the true of the land.
Wave onward and upward forever,
Though TRAITORS repose 'neath thy folds,
The angels above will assemble—
Our God, truth and freedom upholds.
TIIE DYING SOLDIER.
The chaplain caine at last to a cot set
somewhat by itself outside the wards. Ilere,
reclining at length, was a young man whose
face b"re slight traces of suffering. It was
flushed with a hue like that of health; the
eyes were undimmed, and only the position
of his hands, which were thrown over his
head, and locked in almost spasmodic tight
ne s. told that he was in pain. lie was un
usually noble in countenance. His brow
was broad and fair, and the thick locks that
clustered back from the temples curled like
the ringlets of a b"}\ He knew not why but
the chaplain experienced an unusual and sud
den sympathy for this young man, struck
down in his beauty ; still he felt there was
no immediate danger in his case.
" Ilow is he wounded ?" he asked of the
surgeon, as the two approached the bed sofl-
"In the right side, below the ribs," was
j the reply.
I • "Is he in d tnger ?"
" Oh, no ; that is, not at present. The
case may take a bad turn, to be sure ; but
it looks very well now. Charles," he added,
addressing the sick man familiarly, " the
chaplain is going the rounds; would yon
like to see him ?"
" Oh, certainly ! : ' exclaimed the yourg
man, smiling. "I an very glad to see him j"
anrl he held out his hand. His voice was
strong and ringing, as with the highest health,
his clasp was vigorous.
"I am sorry to find you wounded, my
friend," said the chaplain.
" Oh, only the casualty of war ; we must
some of us expect it, you know."
" Do you suffer much 7"
"At times, sir, very severely ; I feel so
well, only the distress here and he press
ed his hand to his side.
" You will be up soon, T hope."
" I trust so, sir ; the doctors say it is a
; bad wound, but will yield with care. I only
: wish 1 had my mother here. She has heard
! of it, and, doubtless, started before this
It will seem so comfortable to see her ; you
don't know how I long for her."
Ah! mothers, you are first thought of
when the hardy soldiers feet the pang of
pain. It is j-our form he sees ihsough the
mists of delirium, your voice he hears in ev
ery gentle word that is spoken. He knows
whose touch will be tendcrest, through the
sympathy of suffering, he knows who has
borne the most for him ; and on the tented
field the holy name of mother receives a fresh
baptism of love and beauty.
'' I can imagine how you feel," said the
chaplain, " and 1 have no doubt you will 6ee
her soon. Meanwhile, you know there is a
friend who will be to you more than mother
or father, sister or brother." *
" I realize that, sir," said the ycung man ;
"I am a profeseor of religion, and have been
for years. When I was shot, ay, and before,
I commended tnr soul to Ilim for life or
death ; but I confess I have much to live for.
lam not brought yet where I atn perfectly
willing to die."
"It may be for the reason that you are
not yet called to die," replied the chaplain ;
" but in life, you know, it is the one import
ant thing to be prepared for death."
A 'ter a short prayer, the minister and the
sick man parted. "He seems very strong
and sanguine," he said, as he met the sur
geon again, " and likely to recover."
"No doubt of it, 6ir," was the hasty re
ply of the surgeon, as he passed on.
The hour of midnight had struck from the
great hall. Slowly and solemuly it knelled
the departing moment, and its echo rolled
through the halls, vibrating on many an ear
that would never hear the sound of the
striking hours again. The chaplain still sat
up iq hi* <?wo ro<?m writing letters for three
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RlGHT."—Thomas Jefferson/
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 1862.
or four of the wounded soldiers, and a strange
stillness fell arcund him, as he closed the
last sheet and sat back with folded hands
to think. He could not tell why, but do
what and go where he would, the face of the
young volunteer, with whom he had spoken
last, haunted him. He arose to move to the
window where the breeze was cooler, when
a knock was heard at the door, and a rapid
voice called " Chaplain ?" He hurried to
lift the latch. The surgeon stood there,
looking like a shadow in the dim moonlight
that crept into the passage.
" Chaplain, sorry to disturb you, and more
sorry still to give you an unpleasant duty to
" Why, what is it?" was the quick rejoin
•' The fine young fellow whom you talked
with is going."
" What, you do not mean "
'' Won't live an hour, or two at the most.
I tried to tell him ; but I couldn't; and fi
nally I thought of you. l~ou can ease it, you
A great shadow fell on the chaplain ; for a
moment he was stunned and choked, and his
voice grew husky as he made reply.
"It is a sad errand, but none the less my
duty. Poor fellow ! I caa't realize it, in
deed I cannot. His voice was so strong ; hi 6
manner so natural! I'll be there presently."
And left alone, he threw himselt upon his
knees to wrestle for strength in praj T er.
The atmosphere was filled with low sighs
from the struggles with pain and disease—
Going softly up to the couch at which he
had stood before, the chaplain gazed upon
the face before him. It looked as calm as
that of a sleeping infant, but he did not sleep-
Hearing a slight noise, his eyes Hew open,
and rested in some surprise upon the chap
" I felt as if I must see you again before I
retired," said the latter, striving to steady
his voice. " How do you feel now ?"
" Oh, better, I thank you ; in fact almost
well. The pain is gone, and I feel quite hope
ful. I rather think the surgeon does, though
he said nothing."
Again that fearful swelling in the chap
lain's throat. llo.v should he tell him of his
danger—how prepare the mind so calmly
resting on almost a certainty—the poor hope
ful soul that would never look with earthly
eyes on the mother he so longed for ? An
other moment, and the young man appeared
to be struck with some peculiarity at the
face or movements of the chaplain. The
large eyes sought his with an intensene;s
that was pain, and he to interpret that which
made the difference between this and his
" Your cares weary you, chaplain," he
said quietly ; " you must be very faithful, for
it is past midnight."
" I was on the point'of going to bed, when
I was called to prepare a dying man for his
last hour," was the fearful response.
" Indeed ! What poor fellow goes next?''
rejoined the young man with a look of mourn
There was no answer; for the wealth of
the world the chaplain could not have spok
en now. That tone so uuconscious of dan
ger, that eye so full of sympathy ! Still a
strange silence ! What did it mean ? The
sick man's inquiring glance changed for a
moment to one of intense terror. He raised
both arms—let them fall heavily upon the
coverlet at his side, and in a voice totally al
tered by emotion, he gasped—
" Great heaven ! you mean me."
"My dear friend," 6aid the chaplain un
" I am to die, then—and—how long?"
His eyes once more sought that of the chap
" You have made your peace with God,
let death cotne as soon as it will, he will call
you over the river."
" Yes ; but this is awfully sudden ! awful
ly sudden!" his lips quivered ;he looked
grievously ; and I shall not see my mother."
" Christ is better than a mother,,' murmur
ed the chaplain.
" Yes." The word came in a whisper.
His eyes were closed ; the lips still wore that
trembling grief, as if the chastisement were
too sore, too hard to be borne; but as the
minutes passed, and the soul lifted itself up
stronger and steadily upon the wings of pray
er, the countenance grew calmer, the lips
steadier, and when the eyes opened again,
there was a light in their depths that could
have ooroe only from Heaven.
'II thank you for your courage," he said,
more feebly, taking the hand of the chaplain.
" The bitterness is over now, and I feel will*
ing to die. Tell my mother"—he paused,
gave one sob, dry, and full of the last anguish
of earth—" tell her how I longed to see her'
but if God will permit me I will bs near her,
Tell her to comfort all who loved me, to say
that I thought of them all. Tell my father
lam glad he gave me his eoasent, and
that other fathers will mourn for other sons.
Tell my minister, by word or by letter, that
I thought of him, and I thank him for his
counsels. Tell him that I find that Christ
will not desert the passing soul; and that I
wish him to give my testimony to the living,
that nothing is of real worth but the religion
of Jesus. And now will you pray for me ?"
Oh 1 what emotions swelled the heart of that
devoted man, as he kneeled by the bedside of
that dying volunteer, the young soldier of Christ
and with tones so low that only the ear of
God and that of him who Was passing away
could hear, besought God's grace and pres
ence.—Never in all his experience had his
heart been so powerfully wrought upon ; nev
er had a feeling of such unutterable tender,
ness taken possession of his soul. He seemed
already in the presence of a glorified spirit;
and after the prayer was over, restraining his
sobs he bent down, and pressed upon the
brow, already chilled with the breath of the
coming angel, twice, thrice, a fervent kiss.
They might have been as tokens from the
father and mother, as well as himself. So,
perhaps, thought the dying soldier, for a
heavenly smile touched his face with new
beauty as he said, " Thank you ! I won't
trouble you any longer; you are wearied out,
go to your rest."
" The be with you," was the fervent
" Amen !" trembled from the fast whitening
Another hour passed. The chaplain still
moved uneasily around his room.—There
were hurried sounds overhead, and footsteps
on the stairs. He opened his door; encoun
tered the surgeon who whispered one word
" Go-e !" '
Christ's soldier had found the Captain of
"We make no charges, but we ask the reason
for certain absurdities.
After the election of Hon. Abraham Lincoln
and when the whole Democracy of the North
were trembling lest some profound iqjury in
accordance with their predictions should
happen to this glorious Union, the Republi
can traitors declared that not a single State
would secede, and that it was all a Demo
cratic lie. When South Carolina seceded, it
was said that this little State would be the
only one. When Louisiana seceded it was
said that she did so through the machinations
of Slidell. Gulf State after Gulf State Sece
ded, and the same fools declared that the
Gulf States would be left alone in their in
famy. Virginia, North Carolina, and other
States seceded—but it was the machination
Then Mr. Lincoln asserted that " nobody
was hurt Mr. Seward declared that " al'
would be ended in sixty days," and the Ab
olition General Horace Greelej-, said, " let
them go." We cannot waste the time to en
numerate all the absurdities that were put
forward—they are before the people and would
fill volumes, it has been found that State after
State seceded with gnat unanimity, until
nearly every Southern Slate left the Union of
Abolition leadership, ami that we are now en
gaged in a desperate civil war. Ilow can we
escape from it? We answer—by placing the
Democratic parly iu power.
This Government is of the people, and the
Democratic party is now and always has been
the true exponant of the popular will, and as
the " second sober thoughts " of the people are
always right, those who carry out their be"
hests can never be more than temporarily
wrong. The Democratic party, guided by the
will of a majority, has acheived for this coun
try all its greatuess and glory, while the op
position upon the few occasions they have
had the power by their weakness and corrup
tion, folly and misrule, have lessened the re
spect with which as a nation we have been
looked upon bj' foreign powers, depicted our
treasury, created strife and dissensions, and
generally retarded largely our advancement
We ask the people to think of these things
and weigh well the subject before the October
elections, for upon their decision now rests
the fate of the country— Harritburg Union.
HOM. EDGAR COWAN.
In the course of Gen. Dawson's remarks
before the recent Democratic Convention, in
Westmoreland county, of this State, he paid
the following eloquent and just compliment
to Hon. Edgar Cowan, one of Pennsylvania's
Senators in Congress,—the Senator whom
the Forney-McClure Abolition " Union"
meeting of this county, repudiated :
"My Fellow Citizens of Westmoreland , I
have thus given you, in brief, a history of this
Abolition segment of the Republican organi
zation, whose fanatical schemes, thus far car
ried out, have done much to involve this
country in an almost hopeless accumulation
of troubles. It is a part of the policy of this
sectional party to asperse, and seek to cover
with obloquy/whomsoever they may find in
dependent enough-to act out the integrity of
a lofty character, by opposing, in any degree,
the madness which 6cems their only princi
ple of action. This they have sought to do
in the person of your distinguished fellow
citizea and neighbor, the Hon. Edgar Cowan.
In the seat which he occupies in the U. S.
Senate, that eminent gentleman honors alike
his immediate constituancy and the State
which he represents.
This is a declaration demanded by his
whole history, and particularly by his bold
and patriotic course in the Senate. Who of
you does not know that Edgar Cowan was
but a poor boy, and that, by the force of in
tellect and industry, hehas attained success
and distinction. He has thus illustrated in
his career, the influence of free institutions,
upon the native powers and energies of the
mind. It is natural, as well as just, that he
should defend against infringement, a Consti
tution to which he owes so much.
" Ilis speech against the Confiscation Act
was the effort of the lawyer and statesman.
His manly defense of Jesse D. Bright against
the most disgraceful persecution, was worthy
of Cato in his best days in the Roman Senate
His resistance of the crazy project of Charles
Sumner to treat, by legislative enactment,
the States in rebellion as escheated or for
feited territory, is the more to be commend
ed for his declaration in that connection,
" that the only way that the Union should
be restored was that every part should enjoy
its rights." Ilis opposition to the scheme of
substituting paper money, in the shape of the
legal tender, for gold and silver, was based
upon constitutional law, and, in the progress
of time all must agree, was as full of warning
as it was of wisdom.
" In the general scramble for plunder which
has appalled the nation, and covered all over
with blotches, some in Congress as well as in
the Cabinet, Mr. Cowan, with his robe 3 un
sullied, walks abroad in the light of the sun,
•and like Caesar's wife is above suspicion.
" History is full of examples of great men,
who, in the boiling cauldron of revolution,
and in the excitement of terrific passion have
suffered condemnation for having dared to do
right. In defense of a great cause, talent 6,
integrity, and courage have ever to contend
with ignorance, envy, prejudice, passion, and
tyranny. These are the obstacles every
where to be encountered in the battle of life ;
in the stiuggles of a nation to retain, as well
as to acquire, the principles of free govern
ment ; and in the purpose of Providence,
seem to be the destiny of mankind. Mr.
Cowan, then, in his able and manly effort in
defense of the Constitution, as it came from
the pens of Madison, Franklin, Hamilton,
and other compeers, and as it received the
approval of Washington, could scarcely ex
pect to escape the censure or notice of a fac
tion. by whom this matchless instrument has
been pronounced a " covenant with death
and an agreement with hell," and in whose
regard nothing seems to be sacred or venera
ble. Cicero, at the imminent peril of his
life, opposed all the powers of evil in Rome
in suppressing the conspiracy of Cataline
He did it to save his country and sucoceded:
but it sent him into exile as soon as Csesar
and Clodius succeeded to the Consulate.
Edmund Burke and the elder Pitt, in their
immortal speeches in the British Parliament,
defied the Crown, in doing justice to the
American Colonics. The great French law
yer and unblemished patriot, Malesherbes,
at every personal hazard, defended with una
vailing eloquence the unfortunate Louis the
XVI., against the. clamors of a blood thirsty
mob, for such had the National Convention
now become. lie failed, but his devotion
brought him to the scaffold.
" Daniel Webster, in 1850, in defiance of
the heresies of Massachusetts, stood out up
on the ramparts of the Constitution, and de
fended, with the zeal of the patriot, the no
ble charter of our institutions and the Union
of the States. In which of these instances
does not the clear dispassionate voice of his
tory, rise in ringing tones of approbation of
the moral heroes who stood by the cause of
JUSTICE, and of TRUTH ! If Mr. Cowan,
therefore, has incurred odium in resisting the
mad torrent of faction, in his noble efforts to
suppress this tnad rebellion, under the broad
vEgis of the Constitution, that will hereafter
constitute his best title to the gratitude of his
RETURN OF THE EDITORS OF THE
HARRISBURG PATRIOT A UNION.
When Galileo was thrown into the dungeon
of the inquisition for promulgating the heresy
that the world moved, he whispered in the
ear of one of his friends, " it moves, neverthe
less." The publishers and editors of the Pat
riot & Union were dragged from their homes
ana their business on the 6th of August and
military escort taken to Washington and
thrown into a military prison. It is not nec
essary here to revert to the cause ; it is suffi
cient to say that after being incarcerated un
til the evening of the 22nd, they obtained a
hearing, at which no charge was produced,
and no accuser appeared, and that hearing re
sulted in an immediate honorable discharge—
the persons composing the tribunal acknowl
edging the arrest to have been made upon
Returning to their homes, they cho6e Satur
day evening as the time to avoid any manifes
tations on the part of their friends, but tbeir
intention of returning thus quietly was frus
trated by one of the most flattering receptions.
The cars had scarcely reached the depot, and
the announcement been made that the party
had arrived, when they were surrounded by
frienos who, made the welkin ring with en
thusiastic cheers. In a few moments the
crowd was small at first, swelled to hundreds ;
a procession was formed which escorted the
exiles to their homes. Both sides of Market
street were lined with ladies and gentlemen.
I TERMS: 01.GO PER. A.NIUt7M
and the men who went out of the city under
an escort of soldiers, ret urncd amid the plaud
its of the men, and the Waiving of handker
chiefs by the ladies.
Arriving at the house of Col. MhcDowellV
the crowd which must now have numbered'
nearly a thousand men called loddly for that
gentleman, when he mounted the steps and
addressed them as follows, being frequently
interrupted by the most vociferous cheering :•
Friends and fellow-citizens s-On'the 6th
day of August, at au hour's notice, we were
marched from thiscity under an escort of gleam
ing bayonets to the Railroad Depot and from
thence tvken to Washington city, where we
were imprisoned, without a hearing, for six
teen days, for what reason I will not now state,
as you all know it. Through the intercession
friends, and our own exertions, we secured *
hearing last evening at G o'clock, when strange
to say, were confronted by no accuser, nor
was there even a charge made against us.
The pretext upon which we were arrested was
most summarily disposed of. and an honornble
discharge given us. [Applause.] Although
mortifying as it was to leave home as wedid,
and unjust as the whole arrest was, this spon
taneous welcome more compensate for all we
endured, or the indignities we suffered. [Ap
plause. J This is the proudest hour of my life.
Tt proves that we have the endorsement of
our fellow-citizcns. [Cheers and applause.].
It shows that they have a strong appreciation*
"of Constitutional liberty, and are opposed to
crushing out the freedom of speech or muz
zling ihe press. Destroy these inalienable
rights, and the word liberty becomes a hollow
mockery ; a sounding brass a tinkling cymbal,
a rope of sand, a delusion and a lie. [Pro
longed applause and cheering.] '
\\ e do not know how our arrest originat
ed, because no accuser had the temerity to
face us. AVe claim to be loyal and law-abhf.
ing citizens, and there is nothing upon the
record to prove to the contrary. We have
our own opinions, and these not conflicting
with laws in existence, we will maintain at
all hazards and on all occasions, regard'eti
of the denunciations of cowardly traducers
who stand behind the screen. We maintain
that we have done our duty as loyal citizens,
and the evidence of this is in the absence of a
charge or even an accuser.
Fellow-citizens—a day of retribution will
oome—a day of final settlement—and aftef it
will come a pay-day. Let us bide our time.
Let us be true and loyal to our country and
our Government, and we have nothing to
fear. Our imprisonment has been an experi
ment, and I think from this enthusiastic dein-'
onstration and the general feeling throughout
the 6tate, our enemies, as well as our friends,
must admit that it was failure—that it has
not only not resulted in any practical benefit
to those who brought it about, but it hay
awakened a feeling that will be expressed at
the ballot-box in October next. [Applause.]
Gentlemen, for myself, and in behalf of my
companions, I return you my heartfelt and
sincere thanks, and bid you good night.' - ' —
[Applause, and prolonged cheers for Mae-
Dowell, Barrett, Forstcrand Jones.]
The crowd then went to the house of Sir,
Barrett, when that gentleman came out aqd
returned his thanks to his fellow citizens.
After giving three cheers for Mr. Barrett,
and three more with a will for each of the
publishers and editors, and the Patriot & Un
ion, the people quietly dispersed.
There was a significance in this demonstra
tion which cannot be misunderstood. The
sturdy laboring man, the honest German, the
warm hearted Irishmen, and, in fact, all clas
ses of the community turned out, not only to
show their devotion to their party and their
party friends, but to show to the world their
utter condemnation of a power which as
sumes the right of dragging men from their
homes on the mere information or instiga
tion of irresponsible parties, and denying
them the right of trial by jury, or the inesti
mable benefits of the writ of habeas corpus
which has never been suspended for fout
centuries in monarchial England. One thing
has been made manifest by this reception,
and that is that you may cast men into pris
ons, but you cannot stifte Democratic princi
ples, you may fill your forts with editors
guilty of no other offence than advocating
measures, but while immured there, they
can say of Democracy as Galileo said of the
world, " it moves, nevertheless.'"— Patriot f
WHAT ONE DROP OF INK MIGHT HA VIS
DONE.— As our Washington correspondent
says, one drop of ink used at the right
might have saved this country from eivil war,
but the Republican Party in Congress in
fused to use it. They preferred to shed the
blood of thousands of their fellow citizens and
to sacrifice their lives, and to impose a burden
which remote posterity will feel as an roeom
brance. Yet the Republican partjf asks the
people to retain it in power, and! lei ft have
oontrol of the Government. Will the people
accede to this request ? or will they restore
to power the Conservative element of tha
oountry, which would, if it had had the pow
er in the spring of 1861, have prevented civil
war by the use of a drop of ink; by saying
" aye " to the Crittonden compromise proper
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