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. DU' F E B
SCOTT AND THE VETERAN
DT BAYARD TAYLOR
An old and crippled veteran to the War De
partment came ;
He sought the Chief who led him, on many a
field of fame—
Chief who shouted " Forward !" where'er
his banner rose,
And bore its stars in triumph behind the flying
" Have you forgotten, General," the battered
" The days of eighteen hundred twelve, when
I was at your side?
Have you forgotten Johnson, who fought at
' Lundy's Lad% f
'Tis true, I'm old and pensioned, but I want
to fight again."
cc Have I forgotten 7" said the Chief: "my
brave old soldier, No
And here's the hand I gave you then, and let
it tell you so :
But you have done your share, my friend;
You're crippled, old, and gray,
And we have need of younger arms and fresh
er blood to-day."
"But, General!" cried the veteran—a flush
upon his brow—
" The very men who fought with us, they say,
are traitors now :
They've torn the flag of Lendy's Lane—our
old red, white and blue—
And while a drop of blood is left, I'll show
that drop is true.
" I'm not so week but I can strike, and I've
a good old gun,
To get the range of !raitors' hearts:and pick
them, one by one;
Your Minie rifles and such arms it ain't worth
while to try :
I couldn't get the hang o' them, but keep
my powder dry !"
" God bless you, comrade !" said the Chihf—
God bless your loyal heart !
But younger men are in the field, and claim to,
have their part;
They'll plant our sacred banner in each re
And woe, henceforth, to any hand that dares
to pull it down l"
" But, General !"—still persisting, the weeping
veteran cried :
" I'm young enough to follow, so long as ,you're
my guide :
And sonic, you know must bite the dust, and
that, at least, can I;
So, give the young ones place to fight, but me
a place tto die I
" If they should fire on Pickens, let the Cole
net in command
Put me upon the rampart, with the flagstaff
in my hand :
No odds how hot the canon-smoke, or how
the shells may fly,
Fit hold the Stars and Stripes aloft, and hold
them till I die
" I'm ready, General, so you let a post to me
Where Washington can see me, as he looks
from highest "leaven,
And say to Putnam at his side, or, may be,
General Wayne :
"There stands old Billy Johnson, that fought
at Lundy>s Lane l"
" And when the fight is hottest, before the
When shell and ball are screeching, and burst
ingin the sky—
If any shot should hit me, and lay me on my
M; soul would go to Washington's, and not
to Arnold's place !"
A SONG OIL THE SHIRT.
To the quiet nooksof home,
To the public halls so wide—
The women of Boston hurrying come
And sit down side by side ;
To light for their native land,
With womanly weapons girt,
For dagger, a needle—scissors for brand,
While they sing the song of the shirt.
O women with sons so dear,
0 tender, loving wives,
It is not money you work for now,
But the saving of precious lives.
'Tis roused for the battle we feel,—
Oh, for a thousand experts,
Armed with tiny darts of steel,
To conquer thousands of shirts!
Under the sheltering roof,
Come to the rescue—poor and rich,
Nor stay from the work aloof,
To the men who are shedding their blood—
To the brave, devoted band—
Whose action is honor, whose cause pis goosi,
'We pledge our strong right band,
With earnest heart and soul—
To keep the Union whole.
And 'tis, oh, for the land of the brave,
Where treason nor cowardice lurk,
Where there's all to loose or all to save,
That we're doing this Christian work.
Brothers are fighting abroad,
Sisters will help them here,
Nushands and wives with one accord
Serving the cause so dear.
Stand by our colors to-day--
Keep to the Union true—
Under our flag, while yet we may
Hurrah for the Red, White and Blue
CRT Jeff. Davis has been afflicted with
atrophy of the heart for several years,
and his sudden death at any time would
nut surprise his family or'his friends.
MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1861.
LAST HOURS OF SENATOR DOUGLAS
At about eleven o'clock on Sunday
morning, Bishop Dugan called at the
request of friends to converse with Mr.
Douglas, who was then, for the first
time, perfectly rational. Mr. Douglas
immediately recognized the Bishop, and
expressed his gratification at the visit.
Bishop Dugan soon asked:
" Mr. Doug]as, have you been bap
tized according to the rites of any
church?" Mr. Douglas replied:
The Bishop continued; "Do you de
sire to have mass said after the ordinan
ces of the Holy Catholic Church?"—
The answer was:
" No, sir ; when I do I will communi
cate with you freely."
The Bishop then turned to Mr. Rhodes
and said : " I do not know—perhaps you
had better ask him again."
The Bishop repeated his question, to
which Mr. Douglas answered in a strong,
full voice :
" You perhaps did not understand rrie.
When I desire it, I will communicate
with you freely."
The Bishop then remarked to Mr.
Rhodes, "He is undoubtedly in his
right mind, and does not desire my
office." He then withdrew.
During the day (Sunday) Mr. Douglas
seemed to be much better, and Strong
hopes were entertained of his recovery ;
he slept most of the day, and in the
evening seemed much refreshed. Mrs.
Douglas and Mr. Rhodes remained with
him during the night. At 4 o'clock on
Monday morning he seemed to be much
worse, and sank rapidly ; his friends
were sent for, and, at the request of
Mrs. Douglas, Bishop Dugan again
visited him. Soon after the Bishop
entered, he approached the bedside, and,
addressing the patient, said :
Mr. Douglas, you know your own .
condition fully, and in view of your ap
proaching dissolution, do you desire the
ceremony of extreme unction to be per
Mr. Douglas replied :
"No, I have no time to discuss these
The Bishop then withdrew. After he
.had gone, Mrs. Douglas requested Mr.
Rhodes to ask her husband if he desired
the ministrations of any other clergyman.
Mr. Rhodes then said to Mr. Douglas:
" Do you know the clergymen of this
Po which Mr Douglas replied :
"Nearly every one of them."
Mr. Rhodes. Do you wish to have
either or any of them call to see you to
converse upon religious subjects.
Mr. Douglas. No, I thank you.
soon after this about 6 o'clock, he
desired to have his position in bed
changed, the blinds opened, and the
windows raised. Air. Rhodes lifted him
to an easier posture, where he could look
out upon the street, and drink in the
fresh morning air. For a few moments
he seemed to gain new life. Then he
began to .sink away ; his eyes partially
closed, and in slow and measured ca
dence, with considerable pause between
each accent, he uttered :
" Death I—Death ! I—Death 1 11"
After this he seemed to revive slightly,
and Mr. Rhodes asked him whether he
had any message to send to his mother,
or sister Sarah, or his boys, " Bobby"
and " Stevie," to which he made 'no
reply, evidently not understanding the
question. Mrs. Douglas then placed
her arms around his neck, and said :
" My dear, do you know 'Cousin Dan?"'
"Yes," he replied.
Mrs. Dotiglas continued :
" Your boys, Robby and Stevie, and
your mother and sister Sarah—have you
any message for them ?"
The dying man replied ;
Tell them to obey the laws and sup
port the Constitution of the United
At about five o'clock Dr. Miller came
into the room, and noticing the open
shutters and windows inquired;
" Why have you those windows raised
and so much light 3"
Mr. Douglas replied: "So we can
have fresh air."
At Mr. Douglas' request, Mr. Rhodes
changed the dying man's position again
in bed for the last time. He now lay
rather down in the middle of the bed,
upon his left side, his head slightly bent
forward and off the pillow. His wife sat
behind him, holding his right hand in
both of hers, and leaning tenderly over
.him, sobbing. Mr. Rhodes remarked to
" Z am afraid be does not lie com
fortable ;" in reply to which Mr. Douglas'
" lie is—very comfortable."
These were his last intelligible words.
From five o'clock he was speechless, but
evidently retained his consciousness.—
When, a few moments before his death,
his wife leaned lovingly over him and
sobbingly asked : "Husband, do you
know me ? will you kiss me ?" he raised
his eyes and smiled, and though too
weak to speak, the movements of the
Muscles of his mouth evinced that he
was making an almost dying struggle to
comply with her request.
His death was calm and peaceful;
few faint breaths after nine o'clock ;
slight rattling of his throat.; a short,
quick, convulsive shudder, and Stephen
4. Douglas had passed from time into
THE MAN WITH A SNAKE IN ins HAT.
—Dr. Dixon, in his New York Monthly
Scalpel, states that a gentleman of the
" highest veracity," related to hiin the
following snake story, which beats any
thing that we have read lately :
Going into a very public ordinary for
dinner, he was surprised to observe the
extra care with which a gentleman who
took the seat opposite to him, took off
his hat; he turned his bat as nearly up
side down as possible without breaking
his neck ; then plLing his hand over the
inside of his hat, he again turned it, and
received its carefully guarded contents,
concealed by a pocket handkerchief, in
his hand; then gently laying the back
of his hand on the cushion, be slid the
hat and its contents off; and commenced
his dinner. The attention of my friend
was irresistibly directed towards the hat;
and his surprise greatly increased, the
reader may well imagine, on observing
the head of a sizeable snake thrust out,
looking sharply about him. The Gen
tleman, perceiving the discovery, ad
dressed him :
" My dear sir, I was in hopes to have
diried'arone and 'not annoyed any one
with my poor pet. Allow me to explain;
he is perfectly harmeless; only a common
black snake. I was advised to carry
him on my head for a rheumatism;
have done so for a few weeks and I am
cured—positively cured of a most agoni
zing malady. I dare not yet part with
him ; the memory of my sufferings is to
vivid; all my care is to avoid discovery,
and treat my pet as well as possible in his
irksome confinement. I feed him on
milk and eggs, and he does not seem to
suffer. Pardon me for the annoyance—
you have my story ; it is true I am
thankful to the informer for my cure,
and -to you for your courtesy, in not
leaving your dinner disgusted.
" ROBBERY LTV A BEN
the morning we found out that sum fel
ler had bin kommittin a salt on Gran
mar's poeltry and several other hens.—
Eddyter, when I gazed around upon
the rock of matter and the crush of
chickens, 1 war led to eksclame in the
langwidge of the Volt when he sez—l
feel most like a feller who treds aloan
sum baukit haul deserted, whose lits are
ded, whose gals are fled, and all 'cepting
him and an ole rooster and a few defunct
hens departed. Yes, sir, thar sot that
nobil ole foul like klelaAcholly on a rok
lalling at Patients, as mister Shape spear
says in his Pistol to the Ruchuas. That
war Gran mar's faverit Rooster, and I
could but lament in my very gizzard to
see him a sottin up thar without enny of
his noomeris wives to kumfort his droop
ing spirrits. Whar war they now ? and
Elik.O answered whar ?
A POOR WOMAN'S ILEA OF A. POOR
HOUSE.—Not long ago a destitute daugh
ter of Erin walked into a broker's office,
and in a very insinuating tone begged for
a little aid to suport her starving family.
"Why, my good woman," said the com
fortable-looking gentleman to whom
she addressed her. petition, "you ought
to take your family and go to the poor
house, instead of begging about the
streets this way."
"Sure, yer honor," she replied, "it
wouldn't be aisy to go to a poorer house
nor my own."
The licit man could not answer 'this
clincher with anything less than two
shillings, and Norah went out with a
' A Man had migrated from church
to Church, breaking up each as he pass
ed. At length he found himself in the
Presbyterian, church, where he was mak
ing great progress. The preacher, in
great distress, said to one of his elders :
"What "shall we do with him ?" " Oh I"
replied the elder, " I have been praying
the Lord to send him to hell." "Oh !
brother, what do you mean ?" " Mean
what I say ; I hope he will get to hell ;
he would do good there ; he would break
up the establishment in six weeks.v
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GENERAL JACKSON'S THREE SWORDS
Jackson's life, says the New York
Mims, was full of opportunities for the
display of patriotism and courage, if not
always of practical wisdom and calm
statesmanship. Ile was certainly, to an
unexampled degree an object of popular
idolatry. Tennessee presented him with
a sword ; the citizens of Philadelphia
gave him another; and the riflemen of
New Orleans endowed him with a third.
We mention only these among the hund
red other testimonials that honored his
active career or graced his retirement,
because they have a history connected
with the present as well as the past—a
history which, were the dead permitted
to speak, would evoke a voice of indig
nant denunciation from the old hero's
By his will, Gen. Jackson bequeathed
the first of these three swords to his
nephew and adopted son ; Andrew Jac
kson Donelson ; the second to his grand
son, Andrew Jackson, Jr., and the third
to his grand nephew, Andrew Jackson
Coffee. The clause relative to the first
" Seventh—l bequeath to my well
beloved. nephew, Andrew J. Donelson,
son of Samuel Donelson, deceased, the
elegant sword presented to me by the.
State of Tennessee, with'this injunction,
that he fail not to use it, when neces
sary, in support and protection of our
glorious Union, and for the protection
of the constitutional rights of our be
loved country, should they be assailed
by foreigh enemies or domestic traitors."
Where is Andrew J. Donelson now,
and to what uses is he applying this
legacy of his great kinsman, confided to
his presumed patriotism, accompanied
with so solemn an injunction ? In the
ranks of rebellion, fighting against "Our
glorious Union ? Among "domestic trai
tors," battling for the overthrow of "the
constitutional rights of our country,"
through the destruction of the Consti
tution itself. Again :
" I bequeath to my beloved grandson,
Andrew Jackson, son of Andrew' Jack
son, •Jr., and Sarah his wife, the sword
presented to me by the citizens of Phil
adelphia, with this injunction, that he
will always use it in defence of the Con
stitution and our glorious Union, and the
perpetuation of our Republican system."
And where is this Andrew Jackson,
honored by his patriotic grandfather,
and where the sword intrusted to his
keeping ? It is rusting in its scabbard
at home, while treason is hewing at the
Constitution, and the cannon of rebel
lion thundering against the Union.—
The degenerate grandson is himself on
the side of the traitors, aiding by his
influence and his money the conspira
tors who are thus in arms against both,
and who are battling for the overthrow
of "our republican system."
And again :
" To my grand nephew, Andrew Jack
son Coffee, 1 bequeath the elegant
sword presented to me by the Rifle
Company of New Orleans, commanded
by Capt. Beal, as a momento of my re
gard„ and to bring to his recollection
the iallant services of his deceased
father, Gen. John Coffee, in the late
Indian and British wars, under my com
mand, and his gallant conduct in defence
of New Orleans in 1814-15, with this
injunction, that he wield it in protection
'of the rights secured to the American
citizen under our glorious Constitution,
against all invaders, whether foreign
foes or intestine traitors."
Where again is Andrew Ja9kson Cof
fee, and in what cause is he wielding the
gift of his benefactor ? He too is among
the traitors, and the sword placed in his
hands for the " protection of the rights
Secured to American citizens under our
glorious Constitution," is pointed at the
hearts of loyal men and whetted for - the
destruction of that "glorious CouStitu
,tion" that he was so solemnly enjoined
Such is thus far the melancholy history
of these three swords, each the legacy
of a great man to his kinsmen, and such
the uses to which they are applied. If
facts were wanting to illustrate the com
monplace touching the degeneracy of
the ancestors of great men, how abund
antly are they furnished in the story of
this will and its consequences
CZ - The anniversary . of Queen Victo
ria's birthday, was appropriately cele
brated in New York city. The British
flag was displayed on all English vessels
in the hail:lo'r. A salute was`fired at
the Cunard flock at Jersey City. On
the British counsel's office there was a
profuse display of the English ensign.—
The Queen has now,reached the mature
age of forty two years.
PARSON Bnolvar.ow's DAUGHTER.— A
gentleman just arrived it this city from
Knoxville, Tenn., says the Chicago jour
nal, brings intelligence of affairs in that
city. He informs us that 2500 secession
troops are stationed there, for the ex
press purpose of overawing the Union
men. It is a part of their business to
engage in tuarrels in saloons, and in
street fights, with all who are not friend
ly to secession. Two men were shot
last week for no other offence than speak
ing words of loyalty to the Federal Gov
The house of the celebrated bold
hearted and out spoken Parson Brown
low is the only one in Knoxville over
which the stars and Stripes are floating.
A few days ago two armed Secessionists
went, at 6 o'clock in the morning, to
haul down the Stars and Stripes. Miss
Brownlow, a brilliant young lady of
twenty three, saw them on the piazza,
and stepped out and demanded their
business. They replied they had come
to "take down them d—n Stars and
Stripes." She instantly drew a revolver
from her side, and presented it, said,
" Go on, I'm good ler one of you, and I
think for both !"
" By the looks of that girl's eye,
shoot," one remarked. "I think we'd
better not try it ; we'll go back and get
more men," said the other. •
"Go and get more men," said the
noble lady; " get more men, and come
and take it down, if you dare !"
They returned with a company of
ninety armed men, and demanded that
the flag should be hauled dowb. But
on discovering that the house was filled
with gallent men, armed to the teeth,
who would die as dearly as'possible than
see their country's flag dishonored, the
When our informant left Knoxville,
the Stars and Stripes still floated to the
breese over Parson Brownlow's house.
Long may they wave.
PRAYER FOR THE COUNTRY.—When the
treacherous enemies of the Jews at Shus
han conspired for their destruction, Es
ther, the Jewess Queen of Ahasuerus,
commanded a solemn fast to be observed,
and prayed to be offered in view of the
impending danger. It was not till this
appeal to God had been made, that the
Queen resorted 'to any other means of
sielvation. But, having prevailed with -
God, she prevailed with man. Her peo
ple were saved, and their enemies de
A solemn responsibility now rests on
the people. God of old declares that,
in answer to the prayers of His people,
116 would give peace to the land. Many
are the instances in which national de
liVerance has been accorded to the faith
ful intercession of praying souls. Even
in the revival of patriotic feeling which
we are now witnessing all through the
North, we think we see the answer to
prayer. For many months, the earnest
cry has been going up to God that he
would bring deliverance to the people.
This fact, taken in connection with the
miraculous change which has just been
witnessed in the temper and speech of
thousands among us, (a change which
brings [such extremes as] Dr. Nehemiah
Adams and Wendell Phillips, the New
York Herald and the Boston Courier, to
the open support of the Government in
its efforts to vindicate its authority
against Southern traitors) is to us clear
evidence that something more than the
power of man is engaged in this work.
Let the people of God continue to pray
that God will move on the hearts of men
in arms against the Government, till
they shall submit to its righteous claims.
WHISKY vs. BULLETS.--An old soldier
offers the following excellent-advice to
"My boys I If any among you have
been in the habit of drinking much
whisky, quit it ! If you continue to
drink hard, you are dished—your more
sober comrades will bury you. In the
service you have to uadergo, whisky will
kill you with more certainty than the
ball or shell. If you are exhausted after
a long march, a jorum of strong tea and
a chunk of stale bread will do more good
than all the whisky that was ever con
cocted. The boatmen of Canada will
tell you that. Coffee is not good ; but
a joram of strong tea will check a ten
dency to dysentery and bowel complaint.
Soup is good. Much meat is bad in hot
weather ; the less meat the less blood;
the less blood the less load to carry—
bone and sinew make the soldier, not
blood. A light diet may go Ward on men
of strong appetite ; but he that
soberly and lightly will recover o
wounds quicker and trouble the bos
less than the man, that drinks hard;
gorges himself incessantly."