North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, March 08, 1865, Image 2

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    (The Dtmotva t
Wednesday, March 8,1865.
WILLIAM LARKINS and his accomplices, in
the murder of Isaac Sickler, are still kept
from the civil authorities of this County,
under the pretence that he will be tried by
military law, which our rulers give us to
understand, has superceded the civil laws.
Does any sanj man doubt that we are the
■eiTile subjects of a military despot ? Mark
the contrast. But a few months since, a
nigger deserter while in the act of deserting
was shot by those who had him in charge.—
The military authorities very properly refus
ed to interfere. The civil laws were enforced
and the offender is now expiating his offence
in the penitentiary.
A few days since a deputy Provost Mar
shal with three or four reckless vagabonds,
in making a triumphal tour through our
county, out of mere wantonness, and with
out the slightest provocation or justification,
shoot down in the road a peaceable, unarmed
citizen. In this case tbe functions of the
civil law are suspended ! The victim was
only a white man, and a democrat!
The murderer will probably have a mock
military trial, and will, doubtless, be fully
acquitted ; and turned loose upon society to
continue his practice upon other
human targets ! BeiDg careful, only, not to
injure nigger deserters.
THI inaugural address of President Lin
coln which we publish in to day's paper is
a very unimportant document. It will hardly
be worth preservation as a state paper. The
Philadelphia Age, in of it says :
It has been looked for by the public with less
Interest than i, usually exhibited, even in ordinary
times, in regard to a public expression from tbe
pen or lips, of a President of the United States.—
This indifference is attributably, probably, to the
fact that the people know too well how utterly his
practice has been at variance with the professions
he made in his first inaugural, to have any confi
dence in Lis utterance now. It was expected,
however, that ho would make some attempt to ex
cose his violations of tho Constitution which he had
sworn to support, and his abandonment of principles
which he had solemnly put forth as his rule of con
duct. In lieu of any such attempt, however, he has
given us the mere trash to which we refer our lead
ers as unworthy of comment. In regard to the wide
gulf between the professions in his first inaugural
and his practices ever eiuce, he bos attempted no
explanation. lie had nothing to say. and he has
•aid It.
"Andy Johnson's" election ?o the vice
Presidency, seems to have tickled him,
immensely. The Andy Johnson of former
days,and the one of to day,afforded him a plea
•ins subject of contemplation and a fruitful
theme for an address. The embassadors and
foreign ministers to whom he exhibited
himself as the second "great Mogul" of this
country, must have been strongly reminded
of the famous nursery rhyme.
"Little Jaeky Homer sat in the corner,
Eat ing a piece of pie,
Stack in his thumb, pulled oat a plum.
And said ; 't chat a great boy am I.' "
A SAD CAE —Six years ago, one of the I
leading men in the United Stales Senate, was
J acnes S Green, of Missouri. Every observer
of passing events in the political history of
the country,will remember his signal triumph
in a bad cause, during the debate on tho Le- j
compton question. He was the only man
who, by common the upper hand
of Douglas in that memorable discussion and
but for him, the Southenors would have
made a poor show just then. There sec-med
to be a bright future opening for him, but
like too many others stmtliarly situated, he
thought no man could rife in the world of
politics without passing a good deal of time in
the bar rooms of Washington. To day, as I
waa walking down Pennsylvania avenue, I
passed a wretched looking man, stupidly
drunk, his face horribly disfigured, as if he
bad just emerged from a street fight, both his
eyes blackened and swollen, his clothing env
ered with mud and dirt—the cynocure of all
eyes, and the laughing stock of the shoe
blacks. I asked who it WAS, and I was told
it waa "Jim Green, of Missouri." Alas, how
the mighty,have fallen l—Cin. Commercial.
(t-y* The following is from a speech of
Mr Senator Saulsbury.of Delaware, who savs
he has it from a letter from a distinguished
gentleman in New Orleans to a personal and
political friend of the President's in Wash
ington : "A few days ago I was shown an of
ficial report to the military head of this de
partment, General Banks, exhibiting the
ghastly return of eighty thousand slaves hav
ing perished since the Federal occupation of
the smaller moiety of this comn onweallh.—
This is equal to fifty per cent, of the entire
slave population of the section of the country
embraced in the return."
JLJL The associates in persecution Col
North—M. M. Jones and Levi (John—have j
been unconditionally discharged from Carrol
prison by order of th? War Department. '
We hope the time may come when Stanton
and all the shoddy scoundrels concerned in
Die persecution of these men will get their
ust deserts in some form of rigorous punish
JS3S" Why is the devil a gentleman ? Be
cause the imp of darkness could not be imp*
o lite.
Interesting Questions and Answers re la
tire to the 1.30 U. • Loan.
Mr. Jay Cooke, of Philadelphia, who for
so long a time had the management of the
popular 500 million 5,20 Loan, has just been
appointed by Secretary Fessenden. the Gen
eral Agent to dispose of the only popular
Loan now offered for sale by the Govern
ment viz : the "SEVEN THIRTY."
In entering upon his duties he desires to
answer plainly the large number of questions
daily and hourly propounded to him. so that
his fellow countrymen may all understand
what this ' Seven Thirty Loan" is—what are
its peculiar merits, — how they can subscribe
for or obtain the notes, Jtc.
lsf Question. Why is this Loan called the
"Seven Thirty" Loan ?
Answer. It bears Interest, in currency,
at the rati of Seven Dollars and thirty cents,
each year, on every hundred dollars ; mak
ing the interest as follows :
One cent per day on each {•> 50 note.
Two cents " " 100 "
Ten " " " 500 "
Twenty " " 1.000 "
One dollar " " 5,000 "
2d Question. When and how cah they be
obtained 1
Ansxcer. They are for sale, at par , and
accrued interest, by all Sub Treasuries Na
tional and other Banks, and sll Bankers and
3d Qncstioxcn. When is the iuterest pay
able and how can it be collected ?
Answer. The Coupons or Interest Tick
ets are due 15th of February and 15th of
August in each year, and be cut off from the
note, and will be cashed by any Sub Treasur
er, U. S. Depository, National or other Bank
or Banker.
4 th Question. When must the Govern
ment pay off these 730 os ?
Ansxrer. They are due in two years and a
half from the 15th February, 1805; viz :
on the 15th of Augu-t, 18G7,
sth Question, Must I receive bsck my
money so soon as 18G7 ?
Answer. No! not unless you yourself
prefer to do so—the Law gives you the right
to demand from the Government, at that
time, either your money or an equal amount
at par, of the famous and popular 5.20 Gold
Bearing 5 per cent Loan.
6th Question. How much do you consider
this privilegeof conversion, into 5.20 Loan
to be worth 7
Answer. G 20s bearing Gul l Interest from
Ist of November, are to-day worth 9 per
cent, premium. If they are worth no more
at the end of the two years and a half, when
you have a right to them, than they now are.
this premium added to the interest you te
ceive, will give you at least 10 per cent, per
annum for your tuoncy—but the opinion is
that they will be worth more than G per
cent, premium at that time.
ith Question. XS hat other advantage is
there in investing in the 7.30 Loan ?
Answer. It cannot bo taxed by States,
Counties, or Cities, and this adds from one
to three per cent, per annum to the net in
come of the holder, according to the rate of
taxation in various localities. All bonds and
6tocks, except those of the United States,
and all mortgages, &c , are taxed, not only by
the Government, but by States, Counties and
Slh question' llow does the Government
raise the money to pay the interest, and is it
safe and sure ?
Answer. The Government collects, by
taxes, internal revenue, and duties on im
ports, fully three hundred millions each year.
This is nearly three times as much as is
needed to pay the interest on all the debts,
and as soon as the war is ended, the amount
not needed to pay the interest will be used
in paying off the debt. Our Government
has twice paid off all its debt , and can easily
do so again. The interest is sure to be paid
promptly, and the debt itself is the very saf
est investment in the word. It is as safe as
a mortgage on a good farm, and pays a better
interest. It is. in fact, a First Mortgage on
all lands, all incomes, all railroad and canal
bonds, and bank or other stocks, mortgages,
Nothing can he safer, for we are all hound
for it, and all that we have is firmly held for
the payment of principal and interest. llow
foolish those people are, who keep their gold
and greenbacks piled and locked up, or pur
chase mortgages or railroad stocks and bonds,
which pay only sor C per eont intst', while
these Seven-Thirties pay (counting the pre
mium on Five-Twenties,) over ten per cent.,
and are so much sa r er and surer.
9th Qnestion-, llow many Seven-Thirties
are tlierp, and how much remains unsold ?
Answer. There are only about three
hundred and twenty-five millions authorized
by law, and only about one hundred and
ninety millions remain unsold.
10 th Question. llow long will it take you
to sell the balance 1
Answer. There are about 800 National
Banks all engaged in selling them ; also a
large number of the old hanks, and at least
three thousand private bankers and brokers,
special agents will be engaged in all parts of
the country in disposing of them to the peo
ple. •
llf/t Quss'ion. How long will it take to
sell the whole?
Answer. In less than three months they
will be all sold, and will no doubt then sell
at a premium, as was the ca-e with the old
Seven Thirties, the first Twenty-Year Loan,
and the Five-Twenties.
The above question and answers, it is be
lieved, wi II give full information to all. If
not, the General Subscription Agent, or any
of the Banks or Bankers employed to sell
the Loan, will be glad to answer all questions,
and to furnish the Seven-Thirties in small
or large sums (as the notes are issued in de- 1
nominations of SSO, SIOO, SSOO, SI,OOO and
5,000,) and to render it easy for all to sub
scribe thus fulfilling the instructions of Mr.
FESSENDEN, who earnestly desires that the
people of the whole land, (as well as the cap
italists,) shall have every opportunity afford
ed them of obtaining a portion of this most
desirable investment.
Troops at Election.
The President has signed and Approved
the set to prevent < fficere of the army and
navy, and other persons engaged in the mili
tary and naval service of the United States,
from interfering in elections in the States.—
No troops crammed men aie to be brought
to the polis unless it shall be necessary to
repel armed enemies or to keep the'peade ;
nor shall it be lawful for any officer to pre
scribe or fix by proclamation, or order, or
otherwise, the qualifications of voters, or in
any manner interfere with the free right of
suffrage. Officers so offending are liable to
indictment for misdemeanor, and on convic
tion, to be fined not exceeding §5,000, and
suffer imprisonment in the penitentiary not
less than three months nor more than five
years, at the discretion of the court, an) per
son so convicted shall moreover be disquali
fied from holding any office of honor, profit
or trust, under the Government of the United
States. Other guards are thrown around
the elective franchise.
Why was not the foregoing act passed be
fore the late election ? Was it because bay
onets, "troops and armed men" were neces
sary at these elections to secure the re-elec
tion of Lincoln and the triumph of Abolition
ism ? Was it because certain States could
not he relied upo i by the party in power as
certain for the Administration, unless the
polls were guarded by Government soldiers ?
Was it because without military interference
Lincoln could not have been re elected ?
Was it because in certain States a large ma
jority of the legal voters were known Demo
crats and hence miliary orders and procla
mations must be reorted to prescribing the
qualification of voters, by which Democratic
voters w uld be denied the right of voting ?
Had the foregoing act been passed r prior to
the late election, and its provisions honestly
enforced, Gen. McClellan would to-morrow
be inaugurated as President, elected by a ma
jority of the legal votes of these States, and
the next Congress would have been compost
ed of a majority of Democrats, who would
have represented the reel sentiments and
principles of the people.
Now that Lincoln is re.elected, and the
next Congress secured to the interests of
Abolitionism, they attempt to humbug the
people by passing the above act to prevent
frauds and violence at elections.— Danville
The lluuso has passed the bill
amendatory of the Enrollment Act. Its pro
visions are as follows :
All persons mustered into service are to
he credited to sub-distriiets in which they
reside or are enrolled.
Ciedits for all excess of service furnished
in enlistments for not less than three months
will be credited on future quotas.
All persons of foreign birth who have re
sided in the Unite i States for three years'
before coming of age made liable to the draft.
The mustering in of a substitute releases
the prncipal from military service for the
term for which he was drafted. Any person
who has been or may be drafted for one
year, but who has furnished an acceptable
substitute for three years, shall be exempt
for this period of t inc.
Substitute brokers must receive authority
from ihe Government and give bonds in
•$50,000 for the faithful performance of their
A principal who puts in an insufficient sub
stitute is allowed 30 days to supply another.
In addition to other legal penalties lor the
crime of desertion from military or naval
service; all persons who have desrted who
shall not return or report themselves *to a
Provost Marshal within six'}- days, shall be
deemed and taken to have voluntarily, re
linquished and forfeited their rights of citi
zenship, and their rights to become citizens ;
and all persons who shall hereafter desert on
being duly enrolled, cr shall depart from the
jurisdiction and go beyond the limits of the
United States with intent, to avoid the draft
duly ordered, shall be liable to the penalties
of this section, and the President is author
ized to issue his proclamation that he will
pardon those who return and serve out their
original time. This act is to take effect from
and after its passage, and nothing therein is
to operate to depart from, or interfere with,
or postpone the pending draft or the quotas
assigned therefrom.
bells which merrily rang in honor of the an
ti-slavery amendment, in Fit oh burg, Mass,
formerly occupied a place in the tower of an
; Episcopal Church in L>uisana, where it ding
donged for the slaveholders.
We clip the above note of jubilation from
one of our abolition exchanges. Since
the war begun no conceivable conveyance
has gone from the South to Massachusetts
without beirg crammed with plunder. Ev
erything that hands c.uld be laid upon has
j been stolen and shipped North. Stolen sil
ver plates shines on many a Yankee's side
boards ; stolen pianos jingle out of tune in
many a Yankee's parlor. Stolen volumes
adorn the shelves of many a canting Yankee
preacher, and it seems that even the pious in
Yankee land, are now called to worship by
the sound of stolen bells,— Lan. Inltlligencer
Tut suburbs of Washington are described by
a correspondent there to be a ''hell of hovels.'
The poor negroes run off from Maryland and
Virginia, exist there in huts dens fur a brief
space and then die by hundreds. The
wretched darkies are shunned by every body;
the women drink and do worse, and the
children perish of cold and hunger. Their
former condition of slavery was a heaven
ly lot compared with their present miserable
struggle to live in freedom.
Gen. Lew. Wallace has been reliev
ed from the command at Baltimore, and
Brig. Gen. Morris, for several years in com
inand-ofFort McHcnry, has been appointed
}.o fill his place.
President Lincoln's Inaugural Address.
Fellow Countrymen: At this second appear
ing to take the oath of the presidential office,
there is less occasion for an extended address
than there was at the first. Then a state
ment somewhat in detail of a course to bo
pursued seemed fitting and proper. Now at
the expiration of four years, during which
public declarations have been constantly
called forth on every point and phaze of that
great contest which still absorbs the atten
tion and engrosses the energy of the nation,
little that is new could be presented.
The progress of our arms, upon which all
else chiefly depends, is as well known to the
public as to myself, ard it is, I trust, reason
ably satisfactory and encouraging to all.
With high hope for the future, no predic
tion in regard to it is ventured. On the oc
casion corresponding to this four years ago,
all thoughts were anxiously directed to an
impending civil war. All dreaded it, All
sought to avert it.
While the inaugural address was being de
livered from this place, devoted altogether to
the saving of the Union without war, insur
gent agents were in the city seeking to destroy
it without war—seeking to dissolve the Un
ion and divide the effects by negotiation.
Both parties deprecated war; but one of
them would make war rather than let the
nation survive ; and the other: would accept
war rather than perish—and the war came.
One-eighth of the whole population were
colored slaves not distributed generally over
the Union, but localized in the Southern part
of it.
These slaves constituted a peculiar and
beneficial interest. All knew that this in
terest was somehow the cause of the war.
To strengthen, perpetuate and extend this
interest was ibe object for which the insur
gents would send the Union even by war;
while the government claimed no right to do
more than to restrict the territcrial enlarge
ment of it.
Neither party expected for the war the
magnitude nor the duration which it has a -
ready attained. Neither anticipated that tho
cause of the conflict might cease with or even
before the conflict itself should cease-. Each
looked for an easier triumph, and a result
less fundamental and astounding, Both read
the same Bihloand pray to the same God,
and each invokes His aid against the other.
It tna3' seem strange that any men should
dare to ask a just God's assistance in writing
their bread from the sweat of other men's
But let us judge not that we he not judged.
The prayers of both could not be answered ;
that of neither has been answered fully. The
Almighty has his own purposos. ''Woe un
to the world because of offenses, for it must
needs be that offenses couie ; but woe to that
man by whom the offense cometh." If we
shall suppose that American slavery is one of
those offenses which, in the providence of
God, must need* come, but which, having
continued through His appointed time, lie
now wills to remove, and that he gives to
both North and South this terrible war as
the woe to those by whom the offense came,
shall we discern therein any departure from
these divine attributes which the believers in
a loving God always ascribe to him ? Fondly
do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this
mighty scourge of war, may speedily pass
Yet if God wills that it c ontinue until all
the wealth piled by the bondman's two hun
dred and fifty years of unrequitted toll shall
be sunk, and until every drop of blood drwu
with the lash shall be paid by another drawn
with the sword, as was said three thousand
years ago, so still it must bo said, "Ihe judg
ments of the Lord are true and righteous al
With malice toward none, with charity for
all, with firmness in the right, let us strive
on to finish the work we are in ; to bind up
the nation's wound; to care for Lim who
shall have borne the battle, and for his wid
ow and his orphan ; to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations.
Vice President, Audrew Johnston's Ad
By the choice of the people, he said, he
had been made presiding officer of this body,
and is presenting himself here, in obedience
to the behests ol the Constitution of the
United States, it would perhaps not be out
of place to remark just here what a striking
thing the Constitution was. It was a Con
stitution of tfce people of the country, and
undei it here to day, before the American
Senate he felt he was a man and an Ameri
can citizen. He had a proud illustration of
the fact that under the C .institution a man
could rise from the ranks to occupy the sec
ond place in the gift of the American people
and of the American Government.
Those of us who have labored our whole
lives for the establishment of a free govern
ment know how to cherish its great blessings
He would say to Senators and others before
him, to the Supreme Court which sat before
him, that they all got their power from the
people of this country ; and. turning toward
Mr. Chase, Mr. Johnson said : "And your
Excellency, your position depends upon the
people." "And I will say to you, Mr. Sec
relary Seward, and to you, Mr. Secretary
Stanton, and to you, Mr. Secretary" (to a
gentleman near by, solo voco. "Who is the
Secretary of the Navy?") The persond
dressed ri/plied, in a whisper, "Mr. Wells."
Mr. Johnson—"and to yon Mr. Secretary
Wells, I would say, you all derive your
powers from the pecple."
Mr. Jackson then remarked that the great
element of vitality in this government was
its nearness and proximity to the people
He wanted to say to all who heard him, in
the face of the American people, that all
power was derived from the people. He
would say in the hearing of the foreign min
isters, for he was going to tell the truth here
to day, that he was derived from the people.
He would sav in the bearing of the foreign
fofr he wi going to tfell the truth
here to day, that he was plebian and thanked
God for it. It was the popular heart of this
nation that was beating to sustain the Cabi
net officers fend the President of the United
States. It was a strange occasion that called
forth a plebtan like hitn to tell such things
as these.
Mr. Johnson then adverted to affairs in
Tennessee, and the abolition of slavery there
lie thanked God that Tennessee was a State
in the Union, and had never been out. The
State Government had been d.scontioued for
a time—there had been an interregnum—a
histus—but she had never been out of the
Union. He stood here to day as her repre
sentative. On this day she would elect a
Governor and a Legislature, and she would
very soon &end Senators and members to
lowing decision of the Supreme Court of
this State announced by Chief Justice Wood
ward on the 25tb inst, it will be seen that
is held that the vendor of land by articles of
agreement, must pay the stamp expenses :
Callaghanet al vs. McCrcedy etal. The
only question upon this whether vendor or
vendeo of land ty articles of agreement is to
pay for the stamp which the act of Congress
of July Ist, 1862, requires to be affixed to
the title deed. The Court decides that from
the act of Congiess itself it seems clear that
it is the duty of the vendor to add the
stamp to his deed and of course to buy and
pay for it if the vendee have not expressly
agreed to do this for him. * * It is
plain that the plaintiffs having furnished and
affixed the stamp to their deed had no right
to charge the defendants with the price of it.
The stamp was essential to qualify the pliin
t ; ffs to perform what they had agreed to
make. Judgment reversed and judgment
is entered for defendants for costs.
stamps required on landlords' and tenants'
agreements are not "fifty cents" as formerly,
bat materially changed by the last act Of
Congress as follows :
"Lease, agreement, memorandum or con
tract for the hire, "use, or rent of any I nd,
tenement, or portion thereof where the rent
or rental value is three hundred dollars, per
annum or less fifty cents : where rent or
rental value exceeds the sun. ui three hun.
dred dollars per annum for eaoh additional
two hundred dollars, or fractional part there
of in excess of three hundred, fifty cents."
All agreements, teases, Ac., not stamped in
conformity with said act are void.
STAMP DUTIES. —AII business men should
have an official schedule of stamp duties ; and
for the benefit of farmers and others who
have little occasion to use stamps, we append
a list of those most commonly used :
Agreements or Appraisement, five c-ts. each
sheet of paper to be stamped
Leases, five cents, for all rents not over
SIOO and five cents'for each additional SIOO
or any fraction thereof.
Orders for pajment of money, two cts. if
if the sum be over $lO.
Receipts, for money received, if over S2O,
or for the delivery of any property, two
missioner of Interna) Revenue has decided
that on and after the Ist of February, 18G5,
persons executing receipts for the delivery
of any property must affix a two cent stamp
to such receipts and cancel the same, other
wise they will be prosecuted for the penalty
of $22 incurred under seciion 158 of the set
of June 30, 1864. Receipts for the delivery
of coal, wood, Ac., will it appears, requ.res a
stamp hereafter.
New Jersey,the only Democratic
State in the Union, is the only State that is
out of debt, audj with a balance on hand.
Governor Parker's Message.delivered yester
day to the Legislature, shows that the total
income for the last fiscal year amounted to
$583,083,28, while the expenses were S49G -
410.18, leaving $130,273, in the Treasury.—
The State also has a claim of $940,037
against the United States Government for
money expended in raising troops. Govern
or Parker urges fidelity to the Democratic
principles as the best means of restoring the
Union, to which he pledged the unalterable
devotion of the Democracy.
A SAUCY UPSTART. —The United States
Senators of the new State of Ne/ada were
sworn in and took their places on the Ist
inst. The people they represent ate decid
edly independent. Having plenty of gold,
Nevada feels big and nullifies. She is "dis
loyal" enough not to like greenbacks, and
"traitorously depreciates the currency." In
that State, as in California, the man who in
sists upon making payments in greenbacks is
posted in handbills and advertisements ; but
the State Legislature has done worse things
than this, and passed an act enforcing the
payment of contiacLs in gold. This is flat
nullification. What shall he done with the
culprit ?
There are six churches for colored people in
Savannah. The pastqrs of four of them
have always been colored men. Three of
these Churches are decidedly veiy nil di
fices. and cost not less than ten thousand
dollars each - And all this in a section of
country where the Abolitionists have per
sio ted, for years, in telling the Northern peo
ple that the religious instruction of the blacks
was prohibited as a crime?
EST How long Eve the first woman liv
ed, we know not. It is a curious fact that in
sacred history, the age, death and birth of
only one woman—Sarah,the wife of Abraham
—is distinctly noted. Woman's age ever
since appears not to have been a subject lor
history or discussion.
Suggestions for Draft.
Since the authorities have discovered that
men who are drafted and are unfit for soldiera
may yet be made to serve their country aa
hospital nurses and various other capacities
I have reflected deeply upon the subject, and
am at length enabled to submit the following
suggestions, which the government is at lib.
erty to adupt or reject as it pleases:
It is a well known fact that blind men hav
the sense of touch more fully devel oped than
those who can see. Drsft a few regiments of
blind men to feel the position and strength of
the enemy. No exemptions granted on the
ground that they "can't see it."
Blind and lame men might be drafted to
gether, the blind men to go in battle carry
ing the lame on their backs.
Men who have lost one or even both ol
their arms, should no longer be exempt-
Government is prepared to arm any quantity
of men on tho shortest possibls notice.
Idiots shouldn't be debarred the privilege
of serving their country in the ranks, when
we have so many among our generals,
Diaft all in the lunatic asylum—the mad
der they get the better they fight.
Men who have aged and infirm mothers
dependent upon them for support, should no
longer be exempt. They can send the old wo
men to the poor house—most of them do any
Dumb men ought to make the most ser
vicable soldiers, as they can't cry "quarter,''
their motto must be no "surrender."
It is absurd to exempt fat men. they are
well calculated to fill up the depleted ranks,
of the army. If you - ant to crush the enr
my by precipitating upqn them large bodies
of troops, let fat men be drafted by all means.
Confirmed drunkards have been objected
to because they are not so anxiuus to whip
the enemy as they are to have the enemy
treat. A regiment of them armed with riflo
whisk) - , and sustained by a battery of deliri
um tremens, would do great execution—to
I have not heretofore favored the idea of
drafting the other sex, but a brigade of old
maids would certainly be useful in repulsing
the enemy. They are some times good in an
al tack.
By all means draft Congressmen. They
might do a little good in the army, and they
are of no possible god where they are.
Editors of war newspapers should be draft
ed in a body. They have penned war arti
cles so long they should be themselves penn
ed by the "Articles of War.',
Conscript a,H lawyers—their wo'ti
be most disastrous to the enemy,
PENSIONS. —As an item of news we subjoin
the following in regard to pensions. Cut it
out for future reference. Tnose entitled to
pensions, are :
First: Invalids, disabled since March 4,
18G4. in the military or naval service of the
United States, while in the line of duty.
Second : Widows, of officers, soidiera OJ
seamen who have cited of wounds received,or
disease contracted in the service as ab( ve.
Third : Children under sixteen years of
age, of either of the aforesaid deceased per
sons, if there is no widow surviving or from
the time of the widow's re-marriage.
Fourth : Mothers of officers, soldiers or
seamen, tie > used as afore mentioned, and
who are dependent upon their son for suppoit
in whole or in part.
Fifth : Sisters under sixteen years of age,
dependent upon said deceased brother, whol
ly or in part, for support ; provided there
are none of the last three classes above meu
| tioncd.
Invalids and friends of deceased soldiers
are reminded that m order to have said pen
sion commence when the service terminated,
the application must be made within one
year of the discharge of the invalid or the
decease ol the officer, soldier or seamen, as
the cae may be.
Rates of Pension—Lieutenant Colonel, and
officers of higher rank, S3O per month ; Ma
jor, $25 per month ; Captain, S2O per month ;
First Lieut., $lB per month ; Second Lieut
$lO per month ; and all enlisted men $9 per
Only one full pension will be allowed to
the relatives of the deceased soldier, and in
the order of precedence as given above.
The Aboltionists and the Administration
are in ecstacies over what they call tho late
amendment to the Constitution. It was
carried in Congress by the most rascally
means ever employed, even in that corrupt
conclave, to disregard the wishes of the peo
ple, and that bv buying up such imbecile
Democrats as Caff roth, and McAllister, of
our State. That such was the case, we ad
! duce loyal proof— Gree'ey and Forney —in
i support of our position. Hear them
"1/ has taken the labor oj an entire month
night and day, to secure this majority-,—X,
This is-'a triumph Jor that little part
■which thirty years ago declared the Consti
tution lo be a covenant icilh JlelL,''—.For
um's Press.
BUTLER VS. GRANT In his speech
at Lowell, Massachusetts, (whi:h Is now the
valorous Butler's headquarters) Butler said 'U
defence of his Dutch Gap canal failure :
j "The explosion did not perhaps make so
, large a hole as No. ID, the mine at Peters
burg but he bad not filled it with American,
dead and untill it ran blood." Is that loyal 1
A widow of forty one years has just had
her broken heart healed by a verdict of two
thousand dollars from an unfaithful lover of
80, in Wayre county, Ohio.
EST Gen. Meade has been removed from
the command of the army of the Potomac -
Bad terms between him.and Gen. Grant is
assigned as the cause, though his want of ab
olition sentiments has no doubt had much to.
do with it. Gen. Sheridan, is his successor