North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, June 03, 1863, Image 2

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    <TI)f democrat.
Wednesday, June 3, 1863.
S. M. Pettengiil & Co."""No. 37 Fus Row '
New YORK, & 6 STATE ST. BOSTON*, are our Agents S
for the N. B. Democrat, in those cities, ami are author
ised to take Advertisements and Suhscr ; r>tions for
as at our lowest Bates.
The news by the last night's mail
represents the fight at Vieksburg as still in
progress. All assaults on the enemy's works
have been repulsed with great loss. Gen. j
Johnston with 15,000 men, is reputed near
the rear of Grant's army. The Rebel Gen.
Martnaduke is said to have captured a regi
ment of negroes at Helena Ark; and to j
have hung them with their white officers.—
The French forces have captured the city of
The Gallant 1 It '2nd.
We find in an exchange tho following
neat and effecting little farewell speech to
the 132 nd regiment, upon their leaving the
Army of the Potomac for their homes, at;
the expiration of their term of service. Ttis :
a desetved tribute to their hoaor by the j
brave Gen. Couch :
My friends, fellow-soldiers, brothers, and
companions in arms : I catne here to bid you
good bye. In doing so I feel sorry that you
are going; and yet lam glad that so many
of you, through the Providence of God, are !
spared to this moment. You have figured in '
three battles prominently, and have con- :
ducted yourselves nobly and gloriously in
each of them, and none of you need hereafter
be ashamed to say you once btelonged to the
132 nd Pennsylvania regiment. Your record j
ia pure—you have conducted yourselves i
throughout your entire term of service gal
lantly. My heart is too full for utterance.
Soldiers, brothers, comrades in arms :
Good bye—good bye—good bye. God
bless you and be with you.
A Fleautiful Trl).
At a meeting of the " Sixth W 1 Repub
lican Association," of New Yori city, the
of whtin, the accounts say, wcie received \
with " tremendous applause." It is one of'
the most alarming signs Of the times, that
these three men, who only two years ago !
were not aeknowledged as leaders by a large 1
portion of the Republicans, have become
their accepted most popular ones now.—
WENDELL PHILLIPS boasted at the com
mencement of the war that be had been a
disunionist for twenty years. HORACE '
GREELEY is the editor who said that if the j
South wished to secede he would help them
go ; and Mr. GARRISON'S paper still keeps j
at its head the atrocious sentiment that our
aoble Constitution, made by WASHINGTON,
MADISON, HAMILTON and their patriot com
peers it. a" league with death and a cove
nant with hell." Is it any wonder that con
servative citizens distrust the Unionism of
a party which accepts these men a3 the ex
pounders of it 3 fa;th, and the pilots of its
course ?
THE DIFFERENCE. —About a ?c -.d Dem
ocratic newspapers have beon destroyed, du
ring the last two years by Abolition mobs—
but not a single man has been arrested for
aommitting these outrages upon the liberty
of the press —these violations of law and or
During all this time but one Republican,
or Abolition, paper—the Dayton Journal—
has been thus destroyed—and for this one
offence more than sixty persons have been
arrested and bound in heavy bonds to keep
the peace, and will no dcubt be tried, convic
ted and punished as the law directs
What impartiality! Would it not be well
for somebody to remember that there
is a point beyond which "forbearance cea c e*
to be a virtue ?"
hex Tallouls*
The New York Tribune make, half jest
the following startling announcement :
"Richmond papers say that the long
threatened law of retaliation :s to be immedi
ately enforced; that for two officers recent
ly ' murdered officially ' in Ohio, two Union
officers of equal rank now in the rebel bands
are to be similarly killer]. They further say
that official notice has been given that, here
after, for every rebel dealt with in any man
ner that Jeff. Davis may choose to think im
proper, immediate vengeance will be inflicted
upon some Union prisoners. If these threats
are actually carried cut, there won't be many
rebel prisoners taken after the Union sol
diers learn th® fact. Somebody will get
If the threats contained in the ab .ye par
agraph were to be executed, the war, which
has already exhibited some of the worst fea
tures of barbarism, would soon degenerate
into the most skocking brntalitit - which
would disgrace us as a nation, at- 1 place
as on an equality witli the New Zealand
EST Let it be impressed uponyt minds
M it be impressed into your childer; , that
the liberty of the press is the palladium of all
the civil, political and rcligous rights of Free
man Junius.
True ; yet how many freeman are not lib
eral and just enough to pay the twelve shil
lings a year to support a democratic newspa
per the last barrii r that shields them from
hopeless despotism. Out with that $1,50
and urge yaur neighbors to subscribe.
Peterson's Philadelphia Counterfeit Detec- |
The monthly number for June Ist. is out, ;
being issued two days later than arty other
Dctecter published. It announces thirty ;
new counterfeits issued in the month of May !
nineteen of which have appeared within the !
last fortnight. Among these only the fob j
lowing are Pennsylvania:
Delaware County Bank, Pennsylvania, Is j
2s, and 5s are iu circulation. This is a fraud .
7 5
no such bank.
Bank of Northumberland, Penna. ; 5,
imitation—vtg. man on a horse, canal I6ck
and boat, train of cars on bridge, men
loading ha)', ifce.; right crd portrait ot
child, 5 above ; left and oval female portrait
5 above.
The run of counterfeits seems to be upon \
banks in New Jersy, Maryland, New York,
Connecticut, and Massachusetts. There are
some forgeries of U. S. Treasury notes, thus
described :
'• United States Treasury Notes. 50s, al
tered from 2s- The figures in the upper cor- ;
ners are covered dy pasting 50 over them,'
and tho " two" around the edge is cftrefully
erased by painting it over in green. If the
notes are examined closely, the trand can be
readily detected ; but as people, when hand
ling " greenbacks," generally notice the de
! nominations only, it is probable, without
great care is exercised, that the altered bills i
will Wain a pretty good circulation.
The description of tlio real United States
notes, illustrated with wood cuts, and hints ;
how to deteet alterations on them, is very
plain and simple, and to persons who happi
ly possess " greenback" representatives ui
| value, must prove of great utility,
i No counting-house or store should be with- ;
. out this indispensable assitant. The price of j
it is only One Dollar a year for the Monthly j
issue, or Two Dollars a year for the Seuii-
Motithly. Remit a year's subscription to
T. B. Peterson & brothers, Pniladelphia, and
| get it by all means.
About Played Out.
The fanatical anti-democatic and anti- I
common sense theories of the abolition par
ty are about played out. They played •' log
cabin" antf " bard cider" in Harrison's time
1 —a very nice play and as harmless as it was !
1 nice, because the sensible men of their party i
| were then for the Constitution. At a later
j dale they played " Main law," but their law
; never became the main law of the land and j
jin the main was abandoned. Following this j
they hit upon the Know Nothing question, |
and knowing nothing in State matters they j
accomplished nothing to bencht the people 1
and nothing was the final result. Next ;
came *' bleeding Kansas" and Kansas bled i
i °
i in quantities to suit the market and the fi ,
nnuctal condition aid fund in Massa
j c'rusetts. After bleeding an l bleeding, it
j ii ally bled out, and died from the total loss
l ot bad blood. Nest came the Wide Awakes
i who unlike their former Know Nothing pro
fessions, now professed to be sharp. Tiiey
wiedned the breach in the Union and leaked
up all hc jealousies of the nation, and hav
, ir;g thus played " wide" and " wake" their
lamps went out and their new party went to
: Sleep so sound that Gabriel's trump will
never wake them up again in that form
Next came the no party," after having cx
| hausted all the names that could be thought
of, they concluded to try it awhile without a
| name, and thus nameless and soulless, this
j "no party" with no law but many prophets
i had their day. The opiates administered at
| the ballot box last fall put them to sleep
again and they now wake up not exactly in
league with the Constitution which Garri
son says, is a t! league with death and a cov
enant with hell," but in the abolition league,
which seems to be a league with the ever
lasting, irrepressible wooly beaded negro.—
Thi6 league performance is doubtless th end
. 1 of the show—intended to be like the wind
•' '"g 'ip jackass performance of a circus, and
so it is ; a fit thing to laugh at, but not a
desirable performance to be mixed up in.—
These abolition feats ;of ground and lofty
; tumbling are about played out. Ab uno dis-
J cnomnes.—Sunbury Democrat.
1 \ allaiuligh urn's Address to the Ohio Dc
> mocracy*
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 22, T S G3. £
! j To trie Democracy of Ohio:
H Banished from iny native state for no
■ . crime save Democratic opinions and free
j speech to you in their defense, and about to
|go into exile, not of my own will but by the
| compulsion of an arbitrary and tyrannic
.; po\*w which I cannot resist, allow me a
r j parting word. Because despotism and stipe
rior force s<> will it, I go within the confe Ur
ate lines. I well understand the purpose of
this order. But in vain, the malice of ene
nsics shall thus continue to give color to
the calumnies and misrepresentations of the
past two years. They little comprehend
the true character of tho man with whom
' | they have to deal. No order of banishment.
, i executed by superior fore can release me
■ j fro in my obligations or deprive me of my
t j rights as a citizen of Ohio and ot tho United
i States. My allegiance to my own state and
• j government I shall recognize, wheresoever 1
i | may be. as binding in all things, just the
• j same as though I remained upon their soil.
IN cry sentiment and expression of attach
ment to the Union and devotion to the Con
stitution—to nay country—which I have ev
er cherished or ut'erod. shall abide unchang
ed and urretrasted till my return. Mean
time, I will nut doubt that the people of
Ohio, cowering not a moment before either
the threats or the exercise of arbitary power,
wib, in every trial, prove themselves worthy
to be called freemen.
The probability now is that Yallan
digham will be nominated for Governor
of Ohio, at the Democratic convention next
VFho seek to destroy the Union and the
".I will not stultify myself by supposing
that we have any warrant in the Constitu- 1
tion for this proceeding.
" This talk of restoring the Union as it
wa s , is one of the absurdities which I have
heard repeated until 1 have become sick i
about it. The Union can never be restored
as it was. There ate many things which
render such an event impossible. This Un
ion never shall, with my consent, be restor- i
ed under the Constitution ks it is, with sla
very to be protected bv it// had ileus Stevens,
the Apministratiou leader in Co gress.
The above is an extract fiotu a speech of
his delivery in Congress.
[From the New York Tribune (Hep ) Feb, 13G3.J
" Speaking for our.-clves, we can honestly
say that for the old Union, which was kept
in existence by Southern menaces and North
ern concessions, we have no regrets and no
wish for its reconstruction.
"Wiio wants a Union which is nothing
but a sentiment to lacquer Fourth of July
orations withal ?
" If, by chance, in ancient times, the crim
inal felt the loathsome corpse, which justice i
had tied upon his shoulders, slipping off— he
did not, we fancy, cry out : "Oh wretched
man tnat lam ! who will fas'en me again to
the body of this death ?" If we are, in the
providence of God, to ho delivered from un
natural alliances—if the January of slavery
is no longer to chill by unnatural embraces
the May of human hope, wiio is there weak !
and wicked enough to forbid the righteous
" The Fremont party is moulding public
sentiment in the right direction for the spe- ,
citic work tne Ah drtioni.sts are striving to
accomplish—the dissolution of the Union,
and the abolition of slavery throughout the
laud."— ll ni. Lloyd Garrison in 182 G.
Again :
" Who, in the name of God, wants the
Cotton States, or any other State tins side of
perdition, to remain in the Union, if slaveiy
is to continue ? ' — Hon. Mr. i iug'iani.
Mr. Bingham has been a republican Con- j
gressmaii from Ouiof >r ten years, and is a
prospective cand ./ite of that party fur Gov- !
einor at the next election.
'• This is an immense sacrifice we are :
making for free lion an 1 I >n : and yet, is
it ait to be squanuiid upon a subtet'age and
a cheat ? For one, I shall n>t vote another
dollar or a man for the war until it assumes '
a dilTcicnt standing, and tends directly to an
ami-slavery result."— M. F. C nicay Jiepre
senlahve from Kansas.
Mr. Conway is a Republican Represents- I
j tiee from Kansas.
' " I 'ell you there is going to be a dissolu- ;
|ti uof the Union, and Ido not caie how
1 quick it c. uie-: a.l 1 want is to give those
; fellows (the S utl.r u;.-) a good licking, and '
[ then kick them out."- -Sidney Edgerton.
Mr. F Igerton is another Republican tuetn
| her of Congress from Ohio.
"There can be no Union till slavery is do
' slroyeu."— Extract fro in Owen Lov<jiy\s
speech, dpi it ill. 1802.
1 " Slavery has caused the present rebellion. j
and there can be no permanent peace an 1
Union in tin - Republic as long as that ii-tt
tu'.ion exists."— 11. P. Caller, April 22 1 802 ;
Cutler is a republican member of Congress (
j from Ohio, ar.d I.ovejov is from Illinois.
| " Seven or eight .State now deny their al- i
j legiance to tins Government ; have org inized j
i a separate Confederacy, and iiave declared ;
j their independence of tiii; Government.!
I Whether that independence is to be mam
j tamed or not, is with the future. D
, t-UeV" sha'd mi m iin their positi >n, |
ian I if the public opinion in the seced- j
| ed States shall sustain the authorities there j
for a year of two to come, so a- to show that
nothing but a war of subjugation and con-j
qiifcs; can bring them back, i, for one, am dig j
posed to recognize their independence."—
Benjamin Stanton Feb. 28, 1801.
Stanton is tlie Republican Lieu enant Gov
ernor of Ohio, and was formerly a Repubii
can member of Congress. Ills speech above
was delivered in Congress.
" There was no freedom at the South fur
either black or white; and he would strive
to protect the free soil of the North from the
1 same blighting curse. There was really no
! union between the North and South ; and he
j believed no two nations upon the earth enter
! laiiied feelings of more bitter rancor towards
| each other than these two sections of the
Republic. The only salvation of the Union,
! therefore, was to be found iu divesting it en
; lirely from all taint • I slavery. There was
jno union with the South. Let us have a
i Union, or let us sweep away tlos remnant
whish we call a Union Igo for a Union
| where all men are equal, or for no Union a'
j all and Igo for right. Extract from B. F.
j Wade's Maine speech, 1855,
t From the speech oi Carl Sehuiz in New
I York :
"Ihe I nion is gone. It cannot bo restor
jed !"
irom M. Carpenter's speech at Chicago :
"These caviling Constitutional lovers
; must now come to time ! * * In t cur, the
; President exercises unlimited power.
From Henry Bec .ier, vvn ,se newspaper !
publishes the laws of the United Stales " by I
" A great many people raise a cry about
I the l/inoti and Constitution, as if the two'
were identical; but the truth is Fee constitu- \
tion has ban the foundation and father of
our troubles.
Fran Win. A. Seward :
" There is a higher law than tlvConstitu- i
; tion which regulates our auth- rity over the
j domain."
From Win. f.oyd Garrison, who now sus j
j lain the measures of the n itimal aJ.ninis- i
j tration :
The North must separate from tho South j
and orgrniza her own institutions on a sure!
! basis
i l
From Horace Greeley:
" The Union is not worth supporting in;
cdnnection with the South." j .
From Wendell Philips, who now sup
ports the Administration:
" There is merit in the Republican party. !
It is first sectional ever organized in this j
From N. P. Banks.
•' I am ready in a certain state of circutn- ;
stances, to let the Union slide.'
This speech was delivered in 1855:
" I know the Dein >cracy of the north.—
I know them in their waning strength I do
not know a | ossible disunionist among them
all. I believe they will lie as faithful to the
Union as they were in the byg"ne days
when their ranks were full, and their challenge
•o the contest was always the war-cry of victo
ry."— Win. J1 Seward 1801.
" In this country, 'if >s a habit not only en
tirely Ct i sis 11 ii t with the Constitution,
but even essential to its stabilty, to regard !
the Administration at any existing as dis
tinct and separate from the Government it'
self, and to canvass the proceedings of the one :
without the thought of disloyalty to the oth j
er."— Secretary Seward." 18G3
' LOYALIST. A parson who adheres to his sover- j
cigu."—[Webster's Dictionary ]
Who is a loyalist ? This question now oc '
copies not a little the attention of tho North, j
and we will therefore, conscious of our own
loyalty, give our opinion about it. If howev- !
er, we unfortunately should differ in the in- j
tcrpretati >n of this word from the Repubii- !
cans, wo think we arc able to present good j
and ample reasons for it.
Webster defines a loyalist to bo a person
" who adheres to His sovereign." We hear- !
tily accept that definition, because we believe !
it to be true an 1 correct. We are loyal to '
" our sovereign and our sovereign is not I
Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet, but the !
people of the United States. The President
is nothing but the servant of the people, his j
and our sovereign. All power he possesses :
emanates from the people, whose agent he is, t
But what constitutes the sovereignty of
the people in a Republic? N oiling but the
will of the nif.joriiy of the people ol the coun
try ! if, therefore the President, or any o.iier
person, disobeys or disregards that will, he is j
disloyal, and not. those who attack and op~ j
pose hnn for doing so.
The great majority of the people of he
North are in fiw.r of supporting and main
taiuing the Constitution of the United States.
They are very jealous to have Us provisions
strictly carried out. They abhor to see any
of its main features—surii a- the freedom of
the press and of sp veh. tit habeas corpus,
etc., etc.—vi dated and offended. They lute i
illegal arrests, as perpetrated during tne last j
two years by tho ruling p nvt-r. They arc .
f > r the Old I nion, with the Constitution and 1
Liberty, bu' against an Abolition New Union.
1 on the ruins of the couritrv, without the Con
' slitut'on, and with despotism of all ?ott.
They love liberty, but they hate tytrar.y
wot no than death.
> Tie AdniiMxration having bic one disloyal I
! t" its sovereign, the people of the United
State-, by v; Gating ttie above provisions ol
■ the Constitution, found out last, fall that
. Stales such as p, nns\ lvania. New York, Ohio
Indiana, New Jersey, and l'linois comprising
nearly two thirds of the people of the whole
North, declared against the violation of the
Constitution, ajainst the Rqiubiicm party
that sanctioned it, and for the Demoratic pir
ty that opp >sed it. This fact certainly will
.-how that the Administration was even in the
Nor'h in a minority ; and as the will of the
in • i uity of the people of a Republic is the
only, and Webster declares those
that are against their sovereign, to be disloy
al, the Aduiisti at ton and it- followers are
those that ought cer'amly to tie el i-se 1
among the disloyal pe-sons of the country.
That is our opinion, But if the Republi
cans represent the Administration to lie the
s vcivign, an 1 the p.* iple the subjects m the
same; il they maintain a min irity, such
as the Republican Abolition party, have a
right to rule a too pliant majority with the
iron rod ol military and bunaucratical des
potism, worse than ever seen before—we are
in the wrong. We are loyal, as long as loy
alty means freedom and liberty : but we are
disloyal, if it means despotism and tyrrany.
We are loyal, as long as the Constitution is
our standard, and obeyed by those at the
head of the Government ; but we are disloy
al when thyse servants of the people assume
illegal power an I trample up m tint sac re I
instrument. We are loyal, if ihe present war
is for the restoration of the Union as it was. i
I land the Constitution as it is, delivered to us
Irom our forefathers; but we are disloyal, it
i (hat war is carried on merely tor the purpose
: to form a new despotic Abolition Union, and j
| a new hypocritical and cruel Abolition code' i
, instead < f the Constitution, We glory to he j
disloyal to tyrrany, as our fathers were ; but :
i we cover our faces for shame, if ever our ;
; " loyally slioul ibe expected t>> be due and j
j belonging as a tribute (if homage to any Tycon i
President, Emperor, or any other despot, j
\V e are loyal to liberty, but. we always will
j be di-lojal to tyrrany and despotism—so
i help us god ! One of our great and noble
j lea lers m the 11 -volution ended one of his
; mo-t fervid appeals with the wordsGice
us libe ty o. give us death ; We hope that,
- in this age of degeneration, we shall find some
I few who will pooclaiin the same words with
us Let us he disloyal to tyrrany, but loyal j
,to freedetn ! Let us be worthy of our fore- I
: fathers ! Let us hate tyrrany and despotism, j
and they will have no reason to be ashamed j
of us ! Let us retaii i fr. e men !_ Ex.
In apportioning the draft, says the j
N. Y. Evening Port, credit will be given to ;
each State for the number of troops already
i furnished ,but three years' men will be con- |
i sidered as equivalent to only two regbnents,
and four regiments of nine months men to one
regiment of three years' mei.
War KTews
[From t ho NY. World}
The Greater Portion Going Toward Kcl
ley's Ford and Culpepper.
Movements of the Rebels ou the Rappahan
Gentlemen who arrived to-night on the j
Rappahannock say that large cdnthns of the
enemy, in motion, were traced yesterday, by ;
the lines "f dust in the rear of their river
front, while one considerable body was inov
ing southward. The preponderance of the
masses appeared to be going in the direction
of Kelly's Ford and Culpepper.
The rebel infantry guard at Bank's and i
United States Fords has been considerably
increased within the pist day or two, which
is construed in sotne quarters as a ruse to j
cover the movement of a raid by Stuart's
cavalry, via Culpepper and Rappahannock
Governor Blair, of Michigan, paid a visit •
to General Hooker yesterday, accompanied
by several ladies. They were courteously i
and warmly received by the general, and
left with favorable impressions of his ability j
to defeat the rebels when the opportunity j
shall arrive.
It is believed the enemy are preparing to '
demonstrate somewhere oil our line.
The movement on the side of the rebels ;
may be only a ruse to draw attention from j
some other point.
From whit can be learne 1 Gen. Lee is :
evidently cointemplaling a movement; but
as to what point can only be a matter of :
conjecture. Ho continues to "show off" i
troops in front of Fredericksburg, as if with j
the design of deceiving our military.
From Vicksburg.
The Ilittle of MonJav Renewed on Tuesday.
CAIRO, May 31 .
The dispa'ch boat New National, from
Young's Point on Tuesday afternum, tias ar- .
rive 1.
The fighting on Monday lasted from G A. M
to 9 P. M , wnen there was a cessation of h. s
tilities to bury the dead.
The ba'tle was renewed on Tuesday morn i
ing, but no particulars had reached Young's :
But few if any batteries ha l been taken.
Shells from General Sherman's siege guns
come over into the city, as can be seen from
the fl et.
General Bank's forces had not arrived.
Forty four hundred prisoners are zpected
here to nigh', and will be sent to iudiannpo
Dispatch F om Admiral Porter-
W ASII i NCJTON. May 31.
The following telegram was received at the
Navy Department to-day :
FLAG snir BLACK, Missas-irpi H
near Vicksburg May 25, >
via Cairo, Mav 30. )
1 lo lion. G niton Welles. Seceetary of the A a■
! v u :
i SIR : I have the honor to inform you that
the expedition under command of Lieutenant
Commander Walker, after taking possession
of the forts at Maine's Bluff, was perfectly
Three p iwerful steamers and a ram were
<1 tstr> 3<<l at J, IZ "" Citj'. The rain a
monster,3lo feet long, seventy feet beam, to
be covered with four-inch iron plates. Also
a fine navy yard, with machine shops of al
kinds, saw mills, blacksmith's, shops, <tc,|
were burned up.
The property destroyed and captured
amounted to over two millions of dollars.
Had the monster ram been finished she
would have given us some some trouble.
One battery was destroyed at Drury's
Our loss on the expedition was one killed
and seven wounded.
DAVID D. PORTER, Act'g Rear Admiral,
Commanding Mississippi Squadron.
R' bcl Accounts.
The Chattanooga Rebel o f the 29th has the
following :
MOBIDE, May 28.
General Grant sent in a flag of truce yes
; tcrday about the sick and wounded. The
| slaughter of the federals was far greater in
the assault upon Vicksburg than in any bat
| tie during the war.
, Ihe Mississipian of Tuesday says Satur
day's battle at Vicksburg was the most stub
| born of all
The Quartermaster at Canton says the
Yankee gunboats have Yazoo City.
RICHMOND. Va , May 27.
A private dispatch ftom Canton, Miss.,
■ says:
"All was well vesterday. Vicksburg
holds out hravelv."
; The Rebel believes he armv ofthe Cum
berland IR in a meeker condition to day than
j at any tune since the battle of Murfreesboro.
Tt thinks General Rosecrans has reinforced
General Grant.
The Commercial haR the following south
! ern news from rebel sources :
The Appeal of the 29th says " two gun
boats have been sunk at Vicksburg,"
I Pemberton's quarter-master has succeeded
; in running 700 mulesoutof Vicksburg, there
by reducing the consumption of corn. The
I garrison has fall rations for ninety days.
People who suppose that a good prayer is
preferred to a good act, doubtless imagine that
God has tnore hearing than eyesight The
end, we fear, wilj show that fhey reasoned
froin false premises. The poor are oftener pray
ed for than helped. The reason is we be
lieve, that breath is cheaper than bullion.
"Loyal Talk"
The L >gan county Gazelle, published u
Bellefontame, Ohio, in a spirted pap er . full
life and satire. We transfer to our Colum s ° 0 f
to day its "loyal talk," which we recom m#n i
to the perusal of our readers :
Having become entirely convinced that the
Administration is the Government, we pp
pose to express some truly loyal views •
truly loyal words;
We hold that Abraham* Lincoln i s t j e
greatest statesman of the age. That he'
thoroughly informed on nil matters of Govern
ment poll icy, and especialy conversant with
the intricacies of the tari|f;that he is a ver r
handsome man, a very refined man, a if,J
oughly educated man, and has had all
training necessary f r a successor of Washing,
ton and Madison in the executive chair.
We hold, also thatjthc aforementioned I ; n
coin is (( hnmt„ and that his A'oroinistr a ti 0B
is distinguished for the integrity of all it,
members, and their appointees ; that Welles
never gave fat Contraces to Morgan : that (Jam:
eron never dabbled in frauds ; that Tueke
tiever made money out of transports; tha*
Fremont never speculated in Austrian nm,.
kets; that Setvard and Stanton viohtrd ao
law in making arrests; that the 0 institution
reqired Blair to exclude Democratic papers
from the mails; and that Chase is sincere
frank, and manly in his conduct ; "wearin
his heart in his 6letve j" never saying one
thing and meaning another, and withal a pure
national patriot, holding himself above section
al prejudices.
We hold moreover, that the c >n Ijct cf the
war has been rnaikcd by a brilliant series of
the most voi.derful victories, txeep' ••
instances of disas'er, cati.-ed by such
heads a- MeClollau and Buell'
We s'ill believe thai this wicked rebellion
will be squelched in the original ninety divs
and that the only reason why a few oid wo
men did not whip the rebels before breakfast
wasbeeiusc Father Abraham in the kindness
of his heart, (see Tod on deserters, ) failed
to conscript them out of tender regard for age
and sex.
We d"ii'i believe any body's hurt, the cris ; s
being purely artificial. It is our belief that a
-mall t-nin is more easily paid than a larger
one; an arc sure .'rota p.-rs >n i! ex lerie'icc,
ihat it is easier t'> pay when we have the
means of paying than when we have not.
Tl e nattoncl debt we consider a mere tri.
fie as we have been convinced, by an ariihme
tical calculation, that our women can C'.UM it
out in ten j'ears "Come butter, come/'
We believe i n the "Union party" ; that is
we don't believe it's a party at a!!; hut devis.
Ed tor the holy pi rpose of putting down this
wicked rebellion, and saving the best G >vern,
inent in the world. Its leaders it rt a. *i'"ica #
patriots, caring nothing forof'ice, except when
it is {■ reed upon l! Thut motto is : ''To
the Diviil willi your < fiice- ; w. are for our
COB ut ry —our w hole cou n I ry—and our horns
is in foe hfighisetting sun."
WH are very much in favor of cs; : Bvtn
ocrats ""(.pneilu alia" and "enemies in < u. r
midst." We think tin-y ail ought to be kill
ed. Burntrg at stake would be eminently
proper. Sharp pine splinters oughhttobe
stuck into ti.eir flesh and set on tire. N >
Union man .shotld deal with them, ex ept to
take ti.eir ir. -ney—never neglecting to ca"
them tia'tors as soon us they leav the store or
jfcy Tlie Pension Office at Washington
has lately recorded the nineteenth thoas
andth appl cation of wives made widows by
this war between lite Northern and South
era States.
What a shocking proof is this of the aw
ful work of war ! Nineteen thousand wives
made widows bv these battles during the
last twenty-four months ! and this number,
frightful as it is. is far from complete, while
it represents one side in the fratricidal strife!
there are at least as many more <l**s->!ate
, homes in the iiouth. The whole number of
those who have been made widows by this
sectional contest certainly cannot be less
than 150,000. Is is an appalling thought;
but this number falls far, far short of the ac -
tual loss of life that lias been occasioned
thus far. Multiplication of these figures
must be resorted to. if the whole
the mortality alone is to h arrived at. It
is estimated that the total casualties nun
-1 ber nearly a million.
MR. YAI.LANDiGn.VM.— As one reals the
account of the expulsion of Mr. Vallan ig'
ham beyond the Federal linas, the cercm n;-'
seems like the funeral of civil liberty. Gum
tv of no offense save devotion to the Unvf
i and an intense desire for its restoration—
! charged with no offence save the CM •'
1 the right of freedom of speech given to l.i®
by the same power which made Abraham
Lincoln President, and that speech a prayer
for the safety of the Constitution and <!<.'-
[ nunciation of the ruihlesß invasions ot it— e
| suffers for his fearless faithfulness, uobun
ing integrity and stern patriotism. Hub 1 '
violated no law ; lie is punished because'
his malediction of those who do violate
—of those who daily pollute their soul- w .
perjury in breaking their solemn oaths t"
" preset ve. protect and defend the C <nsti' u *
tion ofthe United States." If a terrible to'
ribution does not fall upon the auth r*' c
this foul wrong, then is not God
Chicago Times.
. •
Burnside's career of madness is fl "
progressing. He has ordered sundry p-M "
in Ohio to submit their- proof-sheets to U
in advance of publication, so that he can s""'' l *
out all articles criticising him or the 1 :r
dent. Of course the order will not be res|
ed, for who wants a proof reader who is >t
for a printers' devil.—llc'd bvttcr tmrd
own business.
or A Western contemporary, ' n
paring the Loyal League to the Know
ings, says "it is. the same old Bkunk
new hole."