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THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
TERMS $2.09 PER ANNUM, Iff ADTAHCE.
WHOLE NUMBER, 198:
VOLUME IV. HDMBBR 42,j
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APJRIL 25, 1861.
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BOHG OF THE 8TAES AHD 8TEIPES.
, BY EEV. E. II. SEARS, c
We the (tHtnl trtmr yet
. , pint from the bestieeed walli
One hearty un( for fatherlaad,
Effort iti baoner falls!
ut on our (Ui, when outward boand
We plow tbe Ktis'i foam;
first on our longing i;n again,
To waft our welcome noma!
Beneath thy lhade we've tolled In pease,
The rU torn wo reap;
We're liken horn oar bonny hrldoa,
W't roekod our btbti to tlet p;
WoVt mirchtd to front tho battle itomt
That broiht InTidff i cljh,
Wkea the trim lion cowered aad nak
liHillh the eagle'i eje.
Btaeatb the Elan aad Ftripti well beep.
Come jtiri oTwul or woe:
Clew op, elot ap the bnkea liae,
Aad.let the Iraitori (o!
lie, brother! or the -Border Silted"
We reach arrou the line,
Aad p1tde oar faith aad honor bow,
Ai once In A old Leaf. Fjne.
Well keep the ncmorlci bright aad frees
Of all oar old renowa;
Wall itrike the traitor haad tbat'i railed
To ploek the eagle down:
Still inall it (UirJ year tfoolhera bomea
From all the foet that come
We'll tno'e with joo to hirp asd flata.
Or mirch to fife and dram!
Or if job tarn from oi in aeora,
Etill ihall oar nation'! irn
Sell oat agiin its itreimiaf Hare
To all the borJcr line;
Aad wilh the lame old raltylafry,
Beaeath in fold! well meet,
Aad tber aha!) be oar eonenerinf la,"
Or be oar wiodinihatS
Til laid that when Jeraialera
Sank in her lait deipair,
A ipeetre iwerd hen; aory rid
Joit o'er hrr in the air.
Te that tear down yoor roantry'i 11' j,
Iytok when God'i thrrinr Ire
Uanei in ita place -ja.t o'er year headi,
A iword of Uoody fire!
THE MAIL ROBBER.
Fourteen years ago I ilrove from Lit
tleton, a tlUunce of fortylvvo miles, autl.
I Iu4 to rttit the arriml of two o
three coucheR, did not nUrt until after
dinner; so I very often had a good din
tance to drive after dark. It was- in the
dead of winter, and the Reason, .had been
a tough one. A great doal of now bad
fallen, and the drifts were plenty and
deep. The mail that I carried wa not
dne at Littleton, by the contract, until
one o'clock in the morning, but that win
ter the poctraister was rery often obliged
to ait np a little later than that for me.
One day in January, when I drove up
ny mail at Danbury, the postmaster
callrd me into hit oluce.
"Pete," said he, with an important,
erioHs look, "there's some pretty heavy
raoner oackages in that bag:" and he
pointed to the bag aa he ipoke. He said
the money wax from Boston to Rome land
agents up near tho Canada line. Then
he asked ma if I'd got any passengers
who were K,otng through to Littleton. I
told him that I did not know, but "aup
po.e I haven't?" nays I.
"Why," said he, "the agent of the
lower route came in today, and he says
that there have been two suapicions char
aetirs on the at ago that came up lat
night, and ha supects that they have an
eye npnn the mail ; so that it will stand
yon in hand to be a little careful."
He said the agent had described one of
them as a short, thick-set fellow, about
forty years of age, with Inn? htir, and
a thick, heavy clump of beard under the
chin, but none on the side of his face.
He didn't know anything'aboht the other.
I told the old fellow I guessed there was
not much danger.
"Oh. no, not if yon hare got passen
gers thrangh ; but I only told you this
o yon might look ont for yoor mail,
and look out lor it when yon change bor
ate." I answered that I should do to. and
then took the bag under my arm and left
the office. I stowed the mail under my
seat a little more carefully than usual,
placing it so that I could keep my feet
against it ; but beyond th'u I did not feel
any concern. It wai put. one when I
started, and I had four passengers, -two
of whom Tode on to my first stopping
place. .1 reached Oowan's Mills at dark,
when we stopped for supper, and. where
my other two passengers concluded to
stop tor the night.
About six o'clock. in the evening I left
Oowan's Mills alone, having two. horses
Md an open pnng.
I had seventeen miles to go and a
hard seventeen it was. too. The night
was quite clear, but the, wind wis sharp
Ud cold, the loose snow flying in all di
rectinns, while the drifts were deep, and
eloiely packed. It was slow, tedious
work, and my horses soon became leg;
weary and reative. At the distance of
it miles I came to a little settlement
esIJsd Bull's Corners, where. I took fresh
norses. I'd been two hours going' that
distance. Jnat a. Tni cnirnr in atari
a man came up and asked, if I was going
throcgh to Littleton. I told him I should
fp through if the thing conld possibly be
"we. . He said he was very anxious to
?. nd aa'he had no baggage, I told him
l jTnp in and make himself as comfort
able as possible., I was gathering up my
lines, whei.the hostler came up and ask
ed me if I knew that one of my horses
had cut himself badly? I jumped out
and went with him, and found that one
of the animals had got a deep cork cut
on the off fore foot. I gave such direc
tions as I considered necessary, and was
About to turn away, when the hostler re
marked that ha thought I came alone. I
told him I did.
"Then where did you get that passen
ger?" said he.
"He just got in," I answered.
"(Jot in from where?"
"I don't. know."
"Well, now," said the hostler, "that'a
kind o' curious. There ain't no such
man been at the house, and I know there
ain't been none at any of the neighbor'."
"Let's have a look At his face," said
I. "we can get that much, at any rate.
Do yon go back with. me. and when I
get into the pnng. jnst hold yonr lantern
so that the light will shine into his face."
He did as I vished, and as I stepped
into the pung. I got a fair view of such
portions of my passenger's face as were
not muffled up. 1 saw a short, thick
frame, full, hardy features, and I could
nee that there waa a heavy beard under
the chin. I thought of the man whom
the postmaster had described to ne; but
I didn't think seriously upon it until I
had started. Perhaps I had got half a
mile when I noticed that the mnil-bag
wasn't in its. old place under my feet.
"Hallo! says I, holding up my horses
a little, "where's ray mail?"
My passenger sat on the seat behind
me, anl I turned toward him.
. "Here is a bag of some kind slipped
bark under my feet," he said, giving ita
kirk, as though he'd shoved it forward.
Jnst at this moment my hoieea lum
berer! into a deep snnw-drilt, nnd 1 wa
forced to get out and tread the snow
down ahead of them, and lead them
This took me all of fifteen minutes,
and when I got in again I pulled the
mail bag forward and got my feet upon
it. As I waa doing thin I saw the man
take something fiom his lap, beneath the
buffalo, and put it in his breast pocket.
At this I thought it was a putol. I had
caught the gleam of the barrel in the
tar light, and when I had time to reflect.
I knew I cotild not be mistakeu.
About this tims I began to think some
what seriously. From what I had heard
and seen, I oon made up my mind that
the individual behind me not only meant
to rob the mail, but he was prepared to
rob me of my life. If I resisted h:m he
would shoot. me, and perhaps he meant
tb perform that delectable job at any
rate. While I was pondering, the horce
fell into another deep snow drift, and I
was again forced to get out anil tread
down the snow.before them. I asked my
passenger if he would help rne;rbut he
said he din't feel very well and wouldn't
try it; sol worked alone, and was all of
a quarter of an hour getting my team
through the drifts. When I got into
the sleigh again, I began to feel for the
mail-bag with my feet, and found it
where I had left it; but when I attempt
ed to withdraw my foot, I discovered
that it had become entangled in some
thing. I thought it the burulo, and trieii
to kick it clear; but the more I kicked
the more closely was it held. I reached
down my hand, and, after feeling abont
a few minutes, I found that my foot was
in the mail bag 1 I felt again, and found
my hand in among the packages of. let
ters and papers 1 I ran my fingers over
the edges of the opening, and became as
anred that the stout leather had been cut
with a knife.
Here was a discovery. I began to
wish I had taken a little more fore
thought before leaving Danbury ; but as
I knew that making such wishes was
only a waste of time, I quickly gave it
no. and beran to consider what I had
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rut ,1n nmier the circumstances. 1 wasn
ment, and. wasn't prepared for it, ; but I
had calculated, and was prepared. He
rolled out into the deep snow, with a
heavy buffalo robe about him, while I
lighted upon my feet directly on the top
of him. I punched his head in the snow,
and then sang out for old Longee. I
did not, have to call .a second time, for
the farmer had .com. to the window to
see me pass, and as soon as he saw my
sleigh overturned be bad lighted bis lan
tern and hurried ont.
"What's to pay?" asked the old man,
as be hurried out.
" Lead tha horses into the track, and
then come here," said I.
As I spoke I partially loosened my
hold opon the villian's throat, and he
drew a pistol trom his bosom ; but I saw
it in season, and jammed his head into
the snow Again, and got the weapon away
trom him. By this time Longee had led
the hortes out and came back, and I
explained the, matter to him in as few
words as possible. We hauled tho ras
cal out into the road, and upon examina
tion we found about twenty packages of
letters which he had stolen from the mail
bag, and stowed away in his pockets.
He swore, and threatened, and prayed ;
but we paid no attention to his blarney.
Longee got some stout cord, and wuen
we had securely bound the villain, we
tumbled him into the pung. I asked the
old man if he wonld accompany mo to
Littleton, and he said " Of course." So
he got his overcoat and muffler, and ere
long we started.
I reached the end of my route with mj
mail all safe, though not as snug as it
mig'tt have been, and my mail hag little
the worse for the game he had played
upon it. However, the mail robber was
secure, and within a week he was identi
fied by home officers from Concord as an
old offender, and I'm rather inclined to
the opinion that he's in the State's prison
at the present moment. At any rate, he
was there the last I heard of him.
yryrf V ; Wn
GOD SAVE OUR PBESIDEBI.
A If ATIONAli'sOKG.
BY FHANCIS BE lIAfcS JAWNER.
All hail! safari theSiripei aad Sun!
The banner of the free!
Ten timet ten thonsand patriot! greet
The ahrine of liberty!
Come, with one heart, oae bopa, oaa aim.
An nndif ided baad.
To elevate, wi:h talema rites,
The raler of oar land!
Not to inreit a potentate
Wilh rohei of majesty
Xot to confer a kln-ly crown,
Nor bend a sobjeet knee.
We bow beneath no sceptred away.
Obey no royal nod:
Colombia's sons, erect and free, .
Kneel only to tbeir-God!
Oar rater boasts ao titled raak,
No ancient, prieeely line
2?o re-il ritht to sovereignty, V
Ancestral aad dirlne.
A patriot, at his ennntry's call.
Responding to her voice;
One of the people he become!
A sovereign by oar choice!
Aad now, before the mighty pile
rVe've reared to Liberty,
He swears to cherish and defead
The charter of the free!
Cod of oar coontry! Seal bis oath
With Thy snpreme assent.
Cod save the Union or the Stales!
God save oar President!
DOESTICKS EATS OPIUM HOW
lone in making up my mind upon a few
essential points. First, the man betiimi
ma was a villain , second, he run cut
open the mail bag. and robbed it of some
valuable matter ne zaun no .....
the money letters by their siie and shspe;
third, he mesnt to leave the stage on the
Erat opportunity; and, fourthly, he wafc
prepared to ahoot me if I attempted to
arrest or detain him. '
I revolved these 'thiiiga bve in' toy
mind, and pretty ""on I thought of a
M. tn nnrxha. I knew1 that to get my
K . " Y A 'tAtacl
hands saWy upon tne rascai i mnw .
him unawares', and this I could not do
while he was behind me for hw'tyea
were npon me all the time so I most
resortto stratagem, vm.v -, ji
tance ahead of na was a honse. An old
farmer-nVmed Xongee lived thereand
directly in froBt of it was a huge snow
bank, stretched; across ine rn. )v
which a track for wagons had oeenciear
cot I -saw a
Aa xv auoriiached the
i:t, ! !,. frnnt rnnm." as I felt
dent I. should, for the old man generally
sat nVuntil the stage went by. I.drove
on; and when nearly opposite the dwell
ing stood np. as 1 had frequently done
when .approaching difficult pic..
saw the snow .bank ahead, ana coui-i u...
titignish' tho ,deep cnt which had been
hoveled through it. I urged my horses
to a good speed, and when near.tne oan
forced them into it. One o the runners
mounted the edge of the bank, after which,
the other ran into, tha cot, thus throwing
;l. -i -:Lw -wtr'fthnnt as auick its tnon.-n
sad not caicouawa u uy
.Poisoss. Man is the moat wonderfnl
of animals. Among other strange things
which he can do. he can eat poisons with
a certain degree of impunity. It is only
necessary to be prudent, regular, and
careful abont the doses, to survive for a
A certain quantity of opium kills.
Four or five grains ia almost certain death
lo a person not in the habit of using it;
lint nnv one can learn to eat twenty and
tbirtv crams at a dose. It becomes the
necessity of n second nature, ana tnougn
it fciiortens life, it does it so slowly that
its operation is not alarming.
So coflee, tea, and tobacco are poisons.
It rrauires some hardihood to get acens
toraed to tho latter. A drop or two of
the essential oil of either of these narco
tics, or a very concentrated decoction will
kill ; yet how many millions of men use
nil three evarv dav of their lives. There
is some derangement of the nervous sys
tem come diminution of the strength
probably some shortening of life; yet
how few hesitate to use these fascinating
And arsenic is very decidedly a poison,
vet there is at least one country in the
"world where it is habitually eaten. A
young man of seventeen, say, begin, by
taking three grains at a dose, which is
gradually' increased nntil he gets up to
twenty-three grains., It does not do to
exceed this quantity, nor is it safe to
leave off suddenly. When the arsenic
cater arrives at the age of fifty, lie grad
nsllv diminishes the dose. The immense
quantity of poison constantly passing
throngh his system does not prevent him
rcachinir the see of seventy or eighty.
For all this, it is our opinion that the
more simple our food, and the less poison
we. take of any kind or in any form, the
better. Probably no man. at the end ot
his life, was ever sorry he hail taken little
oninm. or brandy, or tobacco, though
some may have been sorry for taking too
Bad JPlacb. The New York Custom
House must be an awful wicked plac, if
we are to credit the opinion of Mr. Con
gressman Sedgwick of New York. That
gentleman recently received a letter from
a clergyman asking S.'s influence to ob
tain a.Mubordinate clerkship in the New
York'Cnstom House for his son, a yonth
he " had ne'ver had occasion to punish.
nr1 never knew of his being guilty ot a
Islsehood ;" to which application Mr.
Sedgwick sent the' following reply :
BTItACCSE. iuarcn, ioui.
Mr DEAn Sir If yon have cot a son
who won't lie nor ateal, don't for God'a
sake put him in the New York Custom
Hnnu. He won d soon lose inose quali
ties there, and get other habits not half
so virtuous. Still, if yon are inclined to
pnt temptation in his way, instead of
being careful and praverfnl that U be re
move! from him, 1 will give him a letter,
provided any'friendpf mine is appointed
Very -truly yonr friend and the friend
of your boy. C. B. Seoowick.
A "Victiic'of Accidkjtt. Congress
man Van Wyck who was assaulted in
Washington, has suffered many narrow
escapes during his lifetime ; when a boy.
residing in Bloorasburgh, he fell into a
well, head foremost, and waa only mir
acnlously saved. While riding on the
Hndson Road, a.few, yeara since, no wun
other passengers was precipitated into the
Hndson..River. Twoyeara ago while ri
lling on horseback during a severe show
er, be and his horse were struck senseless
by an electric schock. He has evident
ly been preserved for iome good purpose.
Doesticks took a doss of opium the
other day. He says;
The blissful effects began to come along
in the course of half an hour. First 1
was rich ; had twenty thousand dollars
in bank : had a good many valuable
houses in the city ; owned half the N. Y.
Central R.iilroad, and had so much
prarie land in Michigan. Wisconsin, and
Minnesota, that I conldn t rnn fiom one
end of it to the other in two day, on a
lightning express and in twenty min
utes I had twenty wives all beantiful,
accomnlUhcd. nnd affectionate. Then I
was a hero ; had just returned from war,
after killing eighteen thousand men, and
was receiving due honors. Then the
Sunday Mercury had raised my salary to
three hundred dollars a week, and jnst
sent in their check for five week's back
salary. Then I had more wives thirty
more handsomer than the first ones, and
richer. Then I was a patriot ; I had
just returned from Washington, after as
sassinating Jame Buchanan, and was
receiving the plaudit, of a grateful nation
thernfor. Then somebody had died and
left me more property, 'and I was a charit-
itb e benefactor, and was relieving the
wants of all the poor folks in the city,
giving every man three barrels of pork,
nine bugs of flour, thirty-six bushels of
potatoes, and a red cart anil gray jackass I
T .t i.:. 'Pi,.. . l,l
to urag mem iiuuio sur iiiiii. itu mi-
Sundny Mercury had raised my salary to
a thousand dollars a week, and was pay
ing me three months. salary in advance.
Then I was a hero again of another
variety this time; I had jnst saved a
thousand lives or so, and the city was in
delight about me. Then I hail more
wives lovelier than before and richer
each one had her packet full of seed
nearls. and three pecks of diamonds
stitched into her petticoats. Then I was
king, bossing everything and everybody
to my heart's content, and theirs; Then
all my wives had large families that I
hadn't seen before all boys, and all
soldiers, and all generals ; then they were
all politicians, and all Presidents ot lie
publics ; then they were all editors ; then
all merchants': then all clergymen, and
all Beechers ; but whatever they were I
was the father of them all, and they num
bered a hundred, then a thousand, then
ten thousand. Then the SundayMercury
had raised my salary ; it was now twenty
five hundred dollars a week stationory
found and gas bills paid for mo and the
proprietors liAd sent me round two years'
pay in advance,, in gold, and six drsy
inen were dumping it into the coal-hole
by the cart-load.
Then 1 began to be more extravagant,
and undergo various metamorphoses.
First I was a freezer.of vanilla ice-cream.
then I was a gold fish, then I was a new
baby, with a hundred interested and en
thnsiastic relations: then I was a Chriat-
mas tree ; then I was a balloon bound
straight for the moon, and with gas
enough to .carry me there, and with let
ters of introduction to the man in that
interesting planet; .then I was a sixteen
pound tront, ana uarnnmnau oougiu
me for. a thousand, dollars ; then I was a
clipper-ship, the priter oftbe country;
(hen I was Page's Venus ; then t was a
Canary bird, with five extra notes. to my
palate : then I became a flying, fish ; then
I became a shark, and swallowed the
flying fish I jnst had been; then I chang
ed into a sailor, and speared the shark 1
was a minute, before ;T then I became the
boatswain, and flogged the sailor who
had speared me as a shark ; then I was a
slung shot, and caved in the head of the
bo its wain who had floged me when I
was a sailor ; then . I was a policeman
who melted down the slung shot ; then I
was Police Commissioner, and broke
the policeman ; then'T became the people,
and elected a new Commissioner; then,
as the people, I got myself into an elec
tion riot J then I changed myself into the
military, and artilleried myself as the
people, and bayoneted myself, and charg
ed ou myself, and dispersed myself; then
I was suddenly metamorphosed into a
hnge buckwheat cake, and was delicately
browned on the griddle, and daintily
lubricated with the sweetest and pnrsst
butter, then I was floated in the clearest
and most transparantly-beautiful maple
molassca which i the highest and best
fftot of a buckwheat cake : then I chanced
again, and tho Mercury had put up my J
salary to five thousand dollars per week
of four days, and had just sent in a blank
check for me to fill out for any number
of years in advance ; my twenty thou
sand sons had grown np to be the best
and noblest of men, and held the leading
positions everywhere in the country ; then
I was about to be Mayor of the city, had
it not been for a crowd of determined
citizens, who had resolved that I should
be Governor of the State ; and I was
rescued from this last throng by another
crowd, who bad all voted for me for
President of tho United States ; nnd I had
just given my consent to fill that respon
sible post to the best of my ability, when
I. was forcibly seized by an army of our
first families and our beat society, and
compelled to accede to their daratud to
act as Dictator of all North America ;
bnt before I had a chance to fairly say
' Yes" to this proposition, I found my
self declared Conqueror of the world, and
was being invested with royal robes and
From this time things began to go by
contraries. I wasn't so rich as I had
been ; I wasn't rich at alll ; in fact I
was a beggar; I hadn't twenty thou
sand sons, only one, and he was in the
penitentiary for stealing a spavined gray
marc and a buckskin bridle. I wasn't a
conqneior; I wasn't a Governor; I
want anybody; I hadn't saved anybody;
I hadn't killed anybody ; I didn't have
any maple molasses on me. nor any but
ter, nor anything'; I wasn't a buckwheat
cake at all ; but I was a screw-steamer
with seven hundred passengers, and all
of them sea siclc at once ; then I was a
pig with my throat cnt ; then 1 was
the What is-it? then I was myself, with
my salary stopped and my work doub
led ; then I was a slice of bread, bnt
preserved all the feeling of a man while
I was toasted very brown on both sides ;
then I was a sausage and was fried ; then
I was an eel, and was first speared, then
skinned alive, then stewed, and then cat
en. Then I was a turkey, nnd was roasted;
then I was an oyster, and was peppered,
and vinegarcd, and Worcestershire sauc
ed, and devoured alive on the half-shell.
Then I was myself, and was asleep,
and had six anvils on my breast, and two
fellows forging lumber wagon tires on
each anvil ; then the anvils changed to
billiard tables, and Berger and Phelan
were playing a match game on it ; then
there was a three story house on my chest,
a tenement house at that, and a row in
every room ; then my head was a carpen
ter s shop, with a turning lathe in one
corner: nnd for the last threo hours
of my laudanum sleep (for I fell
asleep after two hours of bliss) I thought
my skull was a steam boiler tor a side
wheel steamboat, and thirty-four men
were half inside the boiler and half ont;
were engaged in se'ttmr the last rivets.
To accomplish this test 1 imagined that
they drillfd holes through the bone with
a cold-chisel, heated the rivets red hot,
and clenched them on both sides with
seventeen pound sledge hammers.
For the 'nst half hour. I suppose it was,
but which really seemed like six weeks, I
thonght I had made the acquaintance of
his Honor batan, and that he was favor
ing me with his devoted personal atten
tions, and had taken off my scalp, bat
tered the top of my head, run a pitchfork
through mv body, and was toasting me
like a muffin.
That was the last of my experience of
opium eating ; the brat part ot it was de
licious, blissful, was heavenly ; tint tne
last three hours well, words are of no
TO THE UNITED STATES.
BT CAPT. MATNC HEID.
O.Iaadof my longiogs. beyond tho Atlantic!
What horrible dream has disturbed thy reposal
What demon bai driven tby citiaens frantic
A grief to their friends, aad a joy to their foeal
fi it trae tbey are arming to lit: one another?
That sire aad sun are ia hostile arrayl
That Lrother Is baring his blade against brother
Each madly preparing the other to slayl
fs It trae the star-banner, so dear to the sight
Of all freemen, may fill by a factionist's b'ow
That banner I've borne through the midt or tho fight.
Side by side with tby soas, as we charged oa tho foe?
I wonld not, I will not, I cannot believe it!
Oh! rally around it, and aland by the staff!
Or the chiUrea ormen will have reason to grieve It,
And the tyrants of men will exnlliagTy laugh.
Aye, sore wonld the priests and the princes of earth
Greet the fall of thy flag with a joyoas "hrrrab!"
Even now, scarce sappressing demoalae mirtb,
Tliey wonld bail tby decadence with fiendish "ha! ha!"
Aad he who wonld help them to win tneir foal game.
Whether Northern or Sonlhera - no matter which claim!
Be a brand on his brow and a blot on his fame,
And scorn on the lips of the humblest that namea him!
Be palsied the arm that draws iword fratricidal !
May tbe steel oftbe traitor be trolin in two!
May bis maiden betrothed, on the mora of his bridal.
Trove faithless to him, as be bis to yoa!
United, no power 'neath Heaven can shake thee
Xo porpTe.robed despot e'er smile on tby shame
Asunder, like reeds they will bmise thee, and break thee,
And waste thee as flu ia the pitiless flame.
Woe, woe, to the world. If this fatal division
Shoald ever arise in the ranks of the free!
O, brothers! avoid, then, the fearful collision,
Aad millions unborn will sing praises to theet
The Soother CosrEDEiucr. A
President without an election ; a Con
federacy without a bond 'of union-; the
forma of national government without a
national existence; a republic without
freedom ; a supposed substance without
form or shape ; a fact and an imposai
bility ; snch is tho sum total of the new
slave nation. A navy- with mora com
modores than ships': an army with more
cenerals than regiments: an ordnance
department with' more captains and en
gineers man guns; a society wiw tuute
slaves than rreemen ; betore tnis union oi
licentious civilisation with' barbarous
weakness, this patchwork of vice, folly,
and knavery, we are expected to quail, to
slink away, to' give up without striking
a blow, to humble ourselves in the dust,
and to purchase a shamefal trace with
the' birthright of 'our children.- Peoria
-Trantertpt. r ;'
,A Roxor about Peon. We find the
following in the Augusta (Gar) Dispatch
of the IGtb inst.: -
Senator Pdffh Caning. It is said that
Senator Pogli of Ohio,, baa decided to
remove. to some of the Confederate' States
where he intends to apply himself solely
to the practice of his profession. If he
leaves his sq natter sovereignty behind, he
will be welcomed into the 'government
rendered necessary to protect as against
tho operation of his late theories.
Florida has jnst' told 500,000 acres of
land to some New Orleans spucalatore at
two cents an acre. That is, .what, wo call
Sketch of Gen. P. 0. T. Beauregard.
General P. G. Toutant Beauregard was
born on his father's plantation, near New
Orleans. He is a descendant of one of
the most aristocratic Southern families.
His father was a wealthy and influential
Louisiana planter. His mother born
Reggio was of Italian origin, and de
scended from tho ducal Reggio family of
General Beauregard entered the United
States Military Academy at West Point
at an early age, where ho graduated in
1833, taking the second honors in a
class of forty-five graduates, and was ap
pointed a second lieutenant in the first
regiment of artillery, which commission
he only held for one week ere ho was
transferred to corps of engineers.
He was promoted to first Lieutenant
in June, 1839, and in that capacity serv
ed with great distinction during the Moxi
can war. He was twice brevetted "for
gallant and merritorious conduct" in the
field, the first time as captain for the bat
tle of Conteras and Chnrubusco, to date
from August 20th, 1847 ; and again aa
Major for the battle of Chepnltepec, to
date from the 13th of September of that
year. Major Beauregard was wonnded in
he assault upen Carita De Belne in the city
of Mexico. On his return home ho was
presented with an elegant sword. He
was subsequently placed by the Govern
ment in charge of the construction of
the Mint anil Custom House at New Or
leans, as well as the fortifications on and
near the mouth of the Mississippi.
General B. is about forty-three years
of age, in the prime of life and vigorous
health, erect as a soldier, well made and
remarkably active. There ia great spir
it and determination in his look, and he
evidently possesses great muscular, power.
Tho great characteristic of the General is
perfect method in all bis plans, tin is
regarded as one of the ablest officers that
was ever .in the American army. Brave,
and of incorruptible integrity, hi is one
of those few character that cirenmstacas
could never change. Eminently social,
simple and affable in his manners, it is.
indeed, a eologinm that can be passed
upon him when it is said that he is equal
ly liked and respected by all who know
him. Gen. Beauregard is brother-in-
law to Ex-Senator Slidell, of Louisiana.
Being one of the ablest officers in his
corps, he was ordered about two months
since to West Point as Superintendent
of the Military Academy ; but was re
lieved by the President within forty-eight
hours, as a rebuke, it is alleged to the so
cession speech of Senator Slidell, who is
a brother-Jn-Iasv to Major Beauregard.
The latter soon after resigned his com
mission in the service of the United
States, at once reciving higher rank
the in the army of the South-
am Confederacy. "With such a man-at
the head of its troops, the Southern Con
federacy must prove a formidable oppo
nent if the bayonet should unfortunately
be resorted to for settling our national
i a i ' "
A Subscription list to.the Olathe Mir
ror has been, sent to this office, perhaps
that we may furnish the subscribers with
the Herald nntil the Mirror is issued.
We decline doing ao. We do not, like
the subscribers or tbe par. We find tbe
names ofseveral men prominent in our
nation on tbe , list. Old Abe takes 1.
copies for which he pays 3.000.000 rails.
Horace areeiey, a resiueni ot count Si
rica. Ukee 15 copies, paying in Union ;
Jo. Lane pays in English Grammars;
Fremont in woolly Horses, and Maj. An:
derson gets bis on tick ; this wonld nev
er suit us. L. L. Jones pays for a few
copies in bond swindles, and Rev. "W.
R. Davis, Jim Lane stock ; Pomeroy in
ReerT wheat : Wn.L YanceT in revol-
ln Lecompton loa
Public Opinion. "'
Threo weeks ago the belief that Mr.
Lincoln intended to pursue a "concilia
tory policy" met with the approval of a""
great part perhaps a majority of North
ern men. 'To-day the signs of an enet .
getic maintenance 'of the Union, and the
Government are received by an over
whelming majority of men of all parties
with open demonstrations of joy.
Three weeks ago the abandonment of
Fort Sumter was thought by a part of
tho Northern public a good and possibly
the best measure. To-day the belief that
Major Anderson will be sustained and
Fort Sumter re-enforced fills the publio
mind with profound gratification.
Three weeks ago, the cant of a small '
party that the Border States wonld " re
sent measures of coercion" against the
Southern traitors, still obtained some
credence with the North. To-day, only
the " Association for the Preservation of
National Unity" and a handful of "con
ditional" treason mongers remain to ad
vocate a policy which is suicidal to any
Government; and Border State men
themselves come forward urging the ne
cessity of decisive measures to preserve
Three weeks ago, opinions were di
vided, and it was an open question how
the Union could be best maintained.
To-day, every act of Mr. Lincoln which
looks to the assertion of the rights of the
Federal Government and the prompt
punishment of traitors, receives open
demonstrations of the general satisfac
tion of the people.
Three weeks sgo the nation was not
less determined to preserve the Unioa
than it is to-day ; bnt men fonnd at that
time reasons for various lines of policy
separate roads, all aiming to the same
point. To-day the progress of events
has consolidated the sense of the nation
upon one policy that for which the Ad
ministration, it seems, has been silently
and energetically preparing itself all the
while, and which it is now abont to car
ry into effect.
The question of Union was settled by
the vote of the nation in the last Presi
dential election. On the sixth of last
November the people of the United
States were called upon to decide which '
of four candidates should be their Presi
dent, and which of four sets of principles
should guide the country for the next four
years. Of the four candidates three came
before the people as unconditional Union
men. Mr. Lincoln was pledged to mainr
tain tbe Union. Mr. Douglas over and '
over again, during the canvass, commit
ted himself to tbe unconditional main
tenance of tbe Union. Mr. Bell, and the
men who voted for him, refused to recog
nize any "political principle other than
the Constitution oftbe country, the Union
of the States, and the enforcement of the
laws." On this one point of uncondi
tional Union, these three gentlemen,-and
the voters who gathered to their snpport.
were of ono mind, differing only on such
minor qnestions of policy as form the
subjects of legitimate party warfare.
In that election there were cast 4,bo., '
170 votes, and of these, the three uncoa
ditional Union candidates received 3.814. -217,
while Mr. Breckinridge, whose po
sition was one of non-committal on this -one
question of Union, received bnt 847,
053. That is to say, Mr. Breckinridge
and his non-committal platform were re
pudiated by a majority of nearly ttr
million of roltrt, who thus gave aa
overwhelming decision in favor of " the
Union, the Constitution, ana tbe ealorce--ment
of the" laws,"
Events which have come to pass since '
then have not weakened the patriotism of
the people. Tbe shameful treason of Mr.
Buchanan and his Cabinet succeeded for
a while in. confusing the popular mind.
Men hesitatednot in their love for the
Union bnt in their opinions as to how
it were best maintained. So rapid were
tbe changes so successful seemed the
treason so weak seemed the Govern
ment, carefully disorganized in every de
tail by those who had sworn to preserve
and maintain it that men stood awhile
bewildered. Bnt tbe nation has recover
ed from its irresolntion ; and to-day there
is bnt one sentiment faith in the Gov
eminent, and nnconditional snpport of all
its measures which look to the maicten.
ance of the Union against traitors of
every hue. ,,
This Government was formed and ex
ists by the will of the people. The con
federates of Montgomery are tryiag to
jgnore the will of the nation, expressed
five months ago by a majority of Mrs
muttons ot voters, aii lovers oi uoeny
and of constitutional government' will
support the Federal Administration in its
efforts to pnt down treason aad enforce
the laws. Jftw XvrK rotw
While Lincoln was in the'Srastea day
or so' before the iaaaguratioa, Wilson, of
MassschneetU, came to WigffU'e.dask
and asked him to go over aad be intro
duced to Lincoln- ' Wnat do yoa
charge?" says Wigfall. 'NotWng.;,
says Wilson.- "I never yet 'went to see
a, beast, without paying a Iaanar
ter, and I never intend to," Mrd-Wig-felL'
'No cat, or dog. or hog, or aknar, or
wood-chndc. was ever meVe'atterlya
beast than' Wigfall hinaseX ZosttmO.
, at a kmhv
stitntions; Floyd in Trust boads; Seward A bay coaUiains; tl50 'war plewed
.- r. .:m. nnnfl.e. At, all of on at Stockton. Cal.i recently,. -It,
which are br no means current here. It probably a, part of 06,000 stolen fret
.- inna't take anvsuctt no- an omcer sosm ten years is uh i-
. r ftt-itl BmlJ mat.
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