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I0L. MILLER, EDITOR iND PUBLISHER. V 1
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
i TERMS $2.M PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE.
VOLUME I V.--NUMBER 44. 1 .
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1861.
WHOLE NUMBER, 200.
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"DO NOT THAT TILL J AK DEAD."
r'On, Dor ! That tux I am Dad. TW Ailaa-
U (Gt.) Bepsbluan itji:
, Oa tii daj of tin nMtlac of tU Mctitioalilt at KIop-
rUa, iTolllotr7oldirrtnwdto kit iwtJ-rtt Is
, Cobb Court j, oo fbo railroad; tboojb hit ejti war a dim
Uiube conll not n-17 well tea. He waa told that they
War tryUx to pt tho paopla to ditsolva or aeceda from
the Ualoa; whereopon ha dropped bis withered face, aad
aaemed to bo in deep dutrau for one or two in inn tec, af
Ut which he raiaed ap hit head, and with ft ftlterin voice,
aaldi Ob, dot do Uut tU I am dead! Whira ha atUr
od tbaia wotJi, tba lara tears cbaaed each other down his
waj-wrra checks. He was told that a great number of
ma woald try to prevent them, to which ha replied:
"Dent let them do that till 1 am dead!
'Oh, do not tint Ull I am dtsd,
Till I hare pissed away!
The aoble-heaned veteran said,
With sorrow and dumaj;
"Ob, raise nnt op the Uaitoroas band,
I mukt oot bear tlie Laell
That seven wide the goodly land
Which God hat blessed so well.
"Oh, do not that till I am dead!
My aged breast woold feel
A sharper pan; than when It bled
f From woendi by British steel.
Ob, do not that my heart weald thrill
With anguish for tbe slain.
Who fell upon old Bunker Hill
And Saratoga's plain.
"Oh, do not that till I am dead!
Th banner which has shon
la battle's din above my bead,
Ko longer could Iowa;
lf ssen its golden stars increase.
With my advancing years.
And in the gentle hand of Peace,
Dispel a nation's tears.
"Oh, do not that till 1 am dead!
I unit not live to tell
How my brave comrades fearless shed
Their noble blood and fell
To be the game of winding knates.
And Paiton lntifnl way
That their are bat ignoble graves
They heroes bat a day!
Oli, do not that till I am gone! t
Tlie Milliter's cheek wmld thame,
Who boldly mi r-.be d to Lexington,
And wnn a noble name.
Oh, lift not thns the traiioroat land,
r f molt not hear the knelt
That lereri wide the KJIy land
Which God has b!erd so welt !
"Oh. do not that till I am dead!
My tepi are totlenny now.
Tallied my limbs and aching head,
Wrinkled my cheeks and brow;.
These choking tears 1 cinnot itay,
My brnued heart is sore
I matt not live to bear the say
My country tu sera.'"
A WOLF STORY.
"Talking of wolf hnnti,
"I can tell yon a atory.
"When I firat came to the cabin, there
waa no clearing within thirty milea, and
the only neighbor I had waa George B ,
who died I ant year, tip to the eedar hill,
ten miles or ao away. It waa a little
lonesome, and yet I liked it for a year,
and I saw George three times daring that
twelve-month. But the next ail months
I never saw a man, and I used to set and
look at myself in the still waters over the
side of my canoe, and like it, for it seem
ed as if I had company. Bnt one day in
November, I was tired oat from being
slone, and I started oat in the evening to
go ap to George's. I crossed the river
just here, and went along np the edge of
ine waier, swinging my rine in my nana,
and whistling for companyVsakei for it
made a pleasant echo in the woods. The
night was coolish, very clear, and there
was a pleasant mo6n. Jnsl as I reached
the Bock Brook, close on the side of a
pond,T heard a growl that startled me,
and stopping short, I saw a wolf stand
ing with his pawa bnried in the carcass
of a deer, while his jaws' were fall of the
flesh. Bat he was not eating, for he had
seen" me, and seemed to be discussing the
comparative merits of his meal before
him, and the possible meal which I pre
sented for him. He wasn't any of your
dog wolves, bnt a grizzly rascal, large
as Leo yonder, with long hair and short
legs. He snarled once or twice more,
and I waa fool enough to show fight. If
I had let him alone, he wonld have been
content with his feed; for they are cow
ardly animals, except when there are
droves of them, or unless yon disturb
their eating. I took a short aim at him
and shot He jumped the instant I pull
ed the trigger, and I missed hit breast
and broke his fore paw. Then he yelled
and came at me, and I heard, as I thought,
fifty more answer him."
"It wasn't-ten seconds before I waa in
the crotch of the nearest tree, and four of
the grizzly scoundrels were under it, look
ing at me, whining and licking their lip
M if their mouths watered for me. I did
oot understand their language, orl would
hare suggested"' the idea of satisfying
their appetites on the deer which lay a
Tew rods on. But I couldn't 'petauade
mem to ate any hint of that sort, and
t I loaded my "rifle and shot one of them
(lead as the deer. There was more for
them to eat. if theT had chosen fo'devon
their own sort, hot I couldn't blame them
for refnsing'the'thin, bony carcaas'of such
a comrade. esDeciallv when a -tolerablv
well fattened man was in a small sapling
clog by; and the'more" especially, if they
could see that the sapling vaa; splitting
u wg mi me crown, ana i. mast soon
come, in spite of my repugnance to
w.w awuamiancf wiin. inem. so
was thou nb,. and before I had ?m t
load my rifle' and,.diapatch another of
mem, cck weni ue tree, and I dropped
my rifle just, quick enough to catch my
self with arms(and legs around the tree
and hold on for life; till I could get my
knife from my'pockef, open it, and shove
itin Tny bel t. That done. I watched m v
chance and jf ever there waa a scared
back. and wound my arms around him.
and 'we rolled away together! The other
two didn't understand it at all.und back
ed off to see the fight a moonlight tas
sel that was. At length the wolf got me
under, ana ne and l both thought I was
done for. He planted his two paws on
my' breast, and the claws (eft the marks
that are there yet, ' while he seized my
ehonldera with his villainous jaws."
Black paused to show us the scare on
hia breast and arm's, particularly the
large scar where' the fleah was torn 'from
the bone on his shoulder, tie continued:
"I was a little faint when his teeth
went in. It waa unpleasant, and I had
time to think of a dozen ways of dying,
any one of which I would have preferred
to that, had my choice been possible.
The wolf, appatently, didn't like the hold
he had, for he tore oat his teeth, and tore
out my coat, shirt and flesh, too, and
seized again on my fur cap. It was 'a
lucky mistake for me. I felt his wet lips
on my forehead," and bad just time to let
go my hold of his throat and clutch my
knife, when he shook off the cap and
made another attempt to get a mouthful,
but his throat waa in no fix for swallow
ing it, for my knife blada waa working
dexperately across his jugular vein, and
the point of it was feeling between the
vertebrae for his spinal marrow. He
wait a dead wolf, and he gave it ap like
one fairly whipped.
"I had bled considerable when I rose,
but I was not weakened a particle. Tlio
whole had'pnesed in less than a half a
minute, and I was ready for the other
two, who now came at me both together.
"I seized my rifle and hit one with the
barrel across the nose and floored him.
As he picked himself np I seized hitn by
the hind foot. If tbe Erst wolf waa scared
when I fell on him, this was more so. I
shall never forget the howl which escaped
hitn, as I swung him in the air, and
ftruck the other a blow with the body of
his comrade. The other one, the first 1
had wounded, frightened at the novel
fight, vauished in the woods, and I was
left with this one in my hands; he seem
ed to let oat hia voice with tremendous
force, as he nent ronnd my head twice.
The centrifugal force.iras. they used to
call it at school, forceffontbis wind, but
as I let him fly his scream was fairly, do
monical. He 'went a rod from the bank,
and the howl stopped only when he reach
ed the water.
"I was faint and weak now and my
visit to George was of coarse oat of the
question; I seized my rifle, loaded it with
difficulty as I ran, and following the wa
ter, I at length saw him come up. He
struck in for'the shore, but seeing me,
he-did not dare to land. I teased him
so for two miles, and each 'time he ap
proached the shore, I showed myself.'and
he kept off. I saw he was getting tired,
bnt I didn't want to shoot him yet, and
followed him till he went over the rapids.
Here I had to leave the river, bank, so I
watched him swimming along' the edge
of the rock, nntil he found a little shelf
upon which be crawled, and shook hia
hide. But he couldn't gat.np that rock,
that was pretty certain, and while he was
discussing it all alone by himself, I help
ed him to'bettle the"questioh with a rifle
ball in his side. He'gave a mad half
bark and half yell, and sprang into the
river, but didn't rise again,
"How I gotto ray canoe Edon'tkuow.
I managed to paddle over and get in here,
half dead, .with my; Wood all over me,
and mr wounds frozen dry. It was a
month before I was well enough again,
and I have been shy of wolves ever 'Jce."
fiitv.cBi..Twiaaa. This iriiserableold
coward baa sank himself, in eternal infa
my, by surrendering." the' enlirs military
property of the United States, in Texas,
to the secessionists, and accepting a Geotv
gia commission.- Earth-k'as ,bo. punish
ment.adequate to sach'a deed. We hope
that Pandemonium hat.-. - . 3 - ai
iIii this connection, an incident in, tne
lifetof the late General Riley, of this city,
recurs to ns. The General .evidently
knew Twiggs, for he batsdi'him most
cordially.- Hearing tome gentleman
praising the scoundrel at one of .our Iho
tels, one evening, calling him a brave
an.c.:Gea. Rtfey'wddsoly broka in
to die group wilhr x
. ."Do yon say tnat xwiggs m -
man?" . k r
"yes," was the reply. - '
.: Well," snorted the General, 'jhemay
be a brave man, bat by the' sr.joe
can't prove it by ms., vr .
But let as waste no mpre wowar opoo
thu traitorous, camps. jPUm fflsf"1
Ecprm- - r-
-A. gentleman in New York asked one
of the Massachusetts volunteers how
tnnnywewgoingfromthet 8tate., -How
many" was the reply ; "we areas? go-
Richmond ( Va.,) .Enqurer,thinka
thai thousands in.thcNorth willgivaaui
to the Biotli- We greatly fear that it
will only be .cannon-aid. ,
' Gen-Tfllow tbeatens1 to'homble the
flag of Ibe United States. He cattT;
er hnmble it except by carrying it -Journal.
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' MxmuMt ims.
Tl. SoUitt Stft Is ptinfil iletp ,
' Sl Hiibowxlbiifconondbra!,1. ; !
: r Bw Mill Va init ul worti ra'knp '
j, :: P.r. JI if set dud. '
Ilii Btultu aaut, hi Iron will,
tin .until lore oftnitb, ,
Tit'j guide tie ictt ofFman (till,
' And lire in chanjtleu joutb.
Ko Inter urn ia bant heat
For Freedom dealt iti blow;
Ko dearer mind in council teat
Oar had will arer know.
I Aad jet, tbros(h all hu bnbt carter,
No (lory Menu to elt
IVitb that meek faith, to caltu and clear.
That lit hit clotingtje.
Ilii grateful cooatrj lanf hat tealed
Hit tenrict with itt praise, t
Anil all the honors earth coold yitM,
- ' Adorned hit latest dajrt.
lit rettt from all hit toils and caret;
Rit hijb, ansntlied brow.
That never taraed from dntjr, weart
A brighter laurel now.
A Hew Plan.
Compromises seem to be the order of
tbe day ; propositions are multiplying
from every quarter, all aiming at the
pacification of the South but all unsat
isfactory to oar Southern brethern, be
cause, as "One who voted for Lincoln"
intimates in the Argus of Thursday, they
did not go deep enough. Deeply im
pressed with the correctness of this view,
propose to try my hand, and without
preface respectfully offer the following
1. The restoration of the Missouri
2. I would have that line moved north
so that all territory south of the St. Law
rence river shall be included in the
3. Iu order to humiliate and crush out
the rebellious disposition of Massachu
setts, I would have a grand slave mart
established on Bunker Hill with auxil
iaries iu Faaenil Hall and on Boston
4. An early amendment of the first
clause of the Declaration of Indepen
dence striking out 'the word all, and
substituting the word some.
5. A declaration by the Republicans,
that they are sorry they have elected Lin
coln, and are willing to be forgiven.'
6. The public burning of the Chicago
Platform, and such portions of the Bible
as seem to conflict with slavery.
7. The removal of Bunker Hill Mon
ument to South Carolina.
8. The immediate massacre of all free
negroes in the Northern States.
9. Perpetual banishment of Garrison,
Phillips, Abby Folsom, Daniel Pratt,
Mrs. Bloomer and Caleb Cashing, to Li
10. E Plurilus Uhum to be amended
to read E. Pluribas Carolina.
11. The Turkey' Buzzard to be sub
stituted for the American Eagle.
12. Major Anderson to be hung.
13. The' stars to be obliterated from
the National ensign, and a bale of cotton
14. Howell Cobb to be proclaimed
President and Gov. Floyd Secretary of
10. Unlv two newspapers to be allow
ed inhe free States the N. Y. Day
Book and the Eastern Argus.
16. Tbe New England pulpit shall be
controlled by censors appointed by Sen
17. The old hats of Iverson, Jeff. Lla-
vis, and Yancey, shall be 6et up in the
market places of the more rebellious Nor
thern cities, and every person refusing
obeisance shall have his nose flattened, be
painted black and sold into slavery.
- I would propose this' programme to
the South at once. No res on able Nor
thern man can 'object to it. We have
already yielded so much, tbat tne slight
addition here suggested can never be felt.
If 'after this liberal offer onr Southern
brethern shalTJcontinne contumacious, and
insist upou cumug uut luruuiu, iueu in
the spirit '76,'let us muster our strength
and ran away. Portland Courier.
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Senator Chase a School Teacher.
Tba Washington corresdodent of the
Philadelphia Press eays.it is a carions il
lustration of time's changes that the Hon.
Salmon r. unase returns, oy nis trans
fer to the. seat -of .Government, to. a scene
familiar .to him, thirty years' ago. At
tbat period Mr. (JBue was at Washing
ton studying law with the illustrious Wil
liam Wirt, and.dunng tne same period
was teaching school, having among his
pupils children of the most distinguish
ed fsmilies of the District, among whom
we mar mention, tne ceteorated explorer.
Edward F. Beale, and his brother Trux-
ton Beale, and also Walter-Lenox, Esq..
late May or of Washington.
- A shoulder hitting' regiment. 1,000
strong, composed ot men oimuscie, arm.
ed'only with revolvers and clubs, has
been organized in New York,- by Mr.
John'H. FordP" " ,J c - ; ' '
In Honolala, th' members of the
Second -Copgregationalr church of that
place are no longer permitted to speak in
meeting with, coat and shoes off.. , En
couraging; sign, 1.
There arc 12J500 square "miles of hog
in Ireland, ; or nearly, a third of the
whole Island, a great part of which
might be reclaimed.
Cowardly Bratality ef Traitor.
The Green Bay (Wis.)' Free Press
(rives the following notice of the infamous
traitor. Gen. David E.4 Twiggs, late of
the U.,8. A.: ,
"To many of our older citizens, Gen
eral Twiggs is well known.' Thirty odd
years ago he. was stationed Here, in com
mand of Fort Howard. ""Invested 'with
supreme trust in this then new country,
with little orTno government other than
martial law examples of his vindictive
and barbarous conduct live' in the memo
ry of some of the old residents with bit
ter distinctness. ' .
In 1829, a soldier named Prestige,
smarting nnder the inflictions of punish
ment more severe than usual; determined
to take his life. Making his preparations
with extraordinary care, Prestige watch
ed his opportunity when Twiggs was
asleep one afternoon, and, stealthily
creeping to bis bedside, placed the muz
zle of a heavy loaded musket to his ear,
and commended his soul to the keeping
of the Infernal regions. By some strange
accident the musket missed fire; but the
snapping of the gun awoke the sleeper;
and seizing the musket by tbe muzzle,
he brained the soldier at a blow, leaving
him for dead. So far it was all right;
doubtless tbe outraged but treacherous
'soldier deserved to die. But he did not
die. His skull was smashed in by the
gunlock; bnt he lived lived to suffer a
complication of horrors sickening to think
of. The skull of the wounded man was
trepanned by Dr. Foot an excellent sur
geon and man; and while the patient was
under his immediate care, his condition
was comfortable. But scarcely had he
commenced to convalesce, when Twiggs
began a series a system of cruelties
and 'enormities unparalleled in the annals
of vindictive persecution. Before his
reason was entirely regulated, the suffer
ing soldier was severely cowhided once
every day, either by the hand ot the ty
rant himself, or by his orders in his pres
ence. He was confined in this dungeon,
fed like a beast npon uncooked food, de
nied any comfort or convenience suitable
to man, and -worried and exasperated
with taunts and curses, as a sauce to his
In the fall or autumn tof the year, the
trtfbps'at FortHoward were ordered to
the Portage to establish Fort Winnebago.
Prestige, feeble with famine and brutal
chastisement, -crippled with chains and
laden with a burden, was forced to march
under guard through one hundred and
fifty miles of wilderness. Once, when a
pitying fellow-soldier relieved bis fainting
victim of a part of his burden for a while,
he was kicked and cursed for a scoundrel
for his impertinent humanity. Arrived
at the Portage, he was not permitted the
coarse comfort of his fellows, but chained
to a tree like a beast, in winter, without
shelter or protection other than one
blanket and a shed of slabs which some
other soldiers were suffered to build
around him. It is said the villain Twiggs,
the coward Twiggs, never passed the lair
without bestowing npon his suffering
victim, nauseous with filth and vermin,
a blow, a kick and a curse. In the
Spring of 1829, when the soldier's enlist
ment expired, and the tyrant conld no
longer retain him for his private persecu
tion and revenge, his head was shaved
and he was drammed oat of the service.
But the malice of the coward did not end
there. When he could no longer reach
him by his arbitrary schemes of torture,
ho was sent nnder guard to this city to
be tried for his attempt on the life of the
dastard. He was'tried, and sentenced by
Judge Doty to five years' imprisonment
in the county jail; but only a short time
elapsed when a proper representation of
the facts was made President Jackson,
and he was pardoned and 'set at liberty.
And this is the man who is now pet
ted and carressed, and serenaded and
feted, and received with every imaginable
demonstration of joy into the arms of tbe
sugar aristocracy, ine most distinct
characteristic of Benedict Arnold in bis
better days was his indomitable courage.
Stories Teome down to as of his reckless,
daring deeds," but not a word to show
that he ever betrayed the least evidence
of natural, sneaking cowardice, er that
he did not possess the native instincts of
a brave and generous man. And yet be
has been cursed by millions and 'millions
of Americans, and will be so long as
there it an American on earth. But this
thing, Twiggs, hat always been a notori
ous poltroon, aad the above it but an
other evidence of his disgusting coward
ice and cruelty: -
Pass them along Floyd, Cobb,
Twiggs, Thompson, Benjamin, Arnold,
Burr, Jndas Iscariot, and all let these
infamous names go down to the next gen
"Ob; fcr a taagat) to enfte tba tiara.
Wheat trtaaoa, like a deadly blijht.
Cooes oVr tba coaaellt ef tba brare,.
And hlaiu them ia their bonr of mlht!
J May lifrt anhlttaed cap, far hia, ,, -
Be intf with Utachtriee to the brim
With bepet that bat aHar to fly; - "
With joyt that Taaith aa be tint.
Like Dead Sea fraita, that tempt the eye,
.Bat tarn to athea oa the lipil
-Hit roBttTyVcnrse, hit children! thame, '
Oateaefef riftae, peace and fame,
r May be, at hut, with line ef flame,
Oa the paich'd detan taint if die.
While lahee that anew ia mockery aifh,
Ara fading off, aateached, entailed.
' like th once (lorioaa hopes he blasted!
Aad whea from earth hit spirit Diet,
Jatt Prophet, tat'the daeaa'd oae dwell
Fall ia the tif tit ef Paradise,
Beholding Hearee aad foehaj BeUr
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Gov. Floyd expresses a hieh opinion
of rifled cannon. What's his opinion of
a rmea .treasury i
Artemnson bis Travels.
Osto the Wiao, December, 1860.
Gents f the Editorial Corpse of Vanity
Since I, last writ you I've met with
immente success a showin my show in
van's places, particly at Detroit. I put
np at Mr. Knsaelrs tavern; a very good
tavern too, but I am sorry to inform you
that the clerks tried to come a Gouge
Uatuo on my. X brandished my new
sixteen , dollar huntin-cosed watch round
considerable, and as i was drest in my
store clotbes a bad a lot of sweet-scented
wagon-grease an my hair, I am freo to
confess that J. thought I lookt putty gay.
It never once struck me that I lookt green.
But up steps a clerk fe axes me hadn't I
better put my watch in the safe. "Sir,"
ez I, "that watch cost sixteen dollars I
Yes, sir, every dollar of it 1 You can't
cum it over me, my boy! Not at all.
Sir." I know'd what the clerk wanted.
He wanted that watch himself. He want
ed to make, believe as tho be lockt it up
in the safe, then he would set the house
afire and pretend as tho the watch was
destroyed with the other property 1 But
he caught a Tomartor when he got
From Detroit I go West'ard hoe.
the cars was a he-lookin female with a
green-cotton umbrella in one hand and a
handful of reform tracks in tho other.
She sed every woman sho'd have a Spear.
Them as didn't demand their spears
didn t know wbat was good for tbem
"What is my Spear?'r she axed, address-
in tne people in tbe cars. "Is it to stay
at bome & darn stockms bo tbe ser
slave of a domineering man ? Or is it
my Spear to vote dr. speak & show my
self the ekal of man? Is there a sister in
these keers that has her proper Spear?"
Sayin which the eccentric female whirled
her umbrella round several times, & fi
nally jabbed me in the wesket with it.
"I have no objecshuns to yonr goin in
to the Spear bizniss," sez I, "but you'll
pleasorememberl ain't a pickeril. Don't
Spear me again, if yon please." She
At Ann Arbor, bein seized with a sud
den faintness, I called for a drop of sath
in to drink. As I was stirrin the bever
age up, a pale faced man in gold specta
cles laid his hand upon my shoulder fe
sed, "Look not upon the wine when it is
Sez I, "This ain't wine; this is old
"It Stingeth like a Adder and biteth
like a Sarptnt," sed the man.
"I guess not," sed I, "when yoa put
sugar in it. That a the way I alters take
"Have yon Bons grown np, sir ?" the
"Wall," I replied, as I put myself
outside my beverage, "my bou, Artemus,
junior, is going on eighteen."
"Am t yon afraid if you set this exam
ple be4 him, he'll come to a bad end?"
"He's ccm to a waxed end already.
He's learning the shoemaking biziness,"
I replied. "I guess we can both on us
git along without your assistance, sir,"
I obsarved, as he was about to open his
"This is a cold world!" sed the man.
"That's so. But you'll git into a
warmer one by-and-by, if yon don't mind
yonr own b'ziniss better." I was a lit
tle riled at the feller because I never take
anything only when I really need it. I
afterwards learned he was a temperance
lecturer, and if he can injnee men to stop
setting their inards on fire with the fright
ful licker which ia retailed round tbe
country, I shall heartily rejoice. Better
give men Trusic Assid to onct, than to
pizen 'em to deatn by degrees.
At Albion I met with overwhelmin
success. The celebrated Albion Female
Semenary is located here, & there air
over 300 young ladies in tbe Institution,
pretty enough to eat without seasonin or
s ass. The young ladies was very kind
to me, volunteering to pin my handbills
onto the. backs of their dresses. It was a
sublime site to see over 300 young ladies
going round with a advertisement of A.
Ward's onparaleld show, conspickusly
posted onto their dresses.
They've got a panic up this way and
refooze to take Western money. It nev
er was worth much, and when Western
men, who know what it is, refooze to
take their own money it it about time
ether folkt stopt handlin it. Banks are
bustin every day, goin np higher nor any
balloon of which we have any record.
These. Western bankers air a sweet eV
luvly set oi men. I -wish I owned as
eood homes as tome of them wonld break
Virtoo is its own reward.
- Parsojc Bbowklow asd the Govxbhob
or Georgia. Tbe parson says:
Tbe Postmaster at Tunnel mil, .,
actually applied to one of oar subscribers
for two or three back numbers ot onr pa
per to send on to Gov. Joe Brown, that
he might have a law passed declaring it
an incendiary sheet, and prevent its' cir
culation. We have this week done np a
bundle, and forwarded to his Excellency
postpaid? and he ban go and'have such
laws enacted as ne may mina-proper. xi
be will peruse them with penitence and
prayer, they will make a Union christian
of him !
The qnestion is often asked, what is. a
"stand of arms ?" Properly speaking
it is a complete set of arms for one sol
dier, wmen wouia lncinaene oajuuew
musket, and its appurtenances. '
ODE TO THE UNION.
Thit free I'aioa wiU not eeeir,
Whilst spirit! of onr fathers thleU
Tbe ladepeadent rights forerer.
They won for at, by flood aad field.
Cuotcs Hall te the Union of all;
If we diride, we most fall.
From Union well ntrer recoil;
Oar national Say, boitt te the breeza
It made at tie lords of the toil,
It will makt nt lordt of tht ttat.
The flag oftht Stripes and the Etari
Baited by those now ia their jra tee
Shall float o'er oar Soldiert and Tan,
At long at the tea rolls itt wares.
The Eagle that soars In tht cloaji.
To gait at tht glorioat tan,
Shall perch on onr tianrfardt aad throada
In peace, when tht battle it won.
Osr flag now tails on the Sea.
Gnarding oar righta wbera'er wa roam;
If we are tnlighuned and free.
We will ttill support it at home.
Hornby in Convention.
The Portland Transcript has a lone
letter from Ethan Spike, which describ
ed a recent "oervisional convention of
the moonisipal emporium of Hornbv.
Maine." A communication was received
from the Secretary of the Town Treasury
to tbe euect that there was "not a red"
in that department. The Secretary of
War of that village reported 'as follows':
That eight of the sixteen mtmbtrs of
tho Hornby Phalanx bed detarted an
that nothin short of a new supply of rum
would save the loyalty of tbe balance
was referred to the Committee on Light
haonses, with instructions to get the nec
essary supplies in Portland on credit
if they can.
The Committe on Ways and Means
reported: "That ways is plenty, hut
means contrary-minded, and recommend
ed a voluntary tax on old maids, cats
and tea to fill up the public exigencies."
The Convention went into committee
of the hull and
Resolved, We are poor daown trod
den, long'sufferin', despised, injured,
miserable, meek, mean, innocent, irre
pressible, ill-begotten, indovidooal peo
Resolved, Tbat the demand of the
State, call in' on ns to tell wot aour griev
ances is, an. what we want, is insultin' to
aonr feelins. Just as though anybody
with one eye put out an' t'other bunged
couldn't see that the election" of Isril
Washburn was a permeditated insult to
Resolved, Tbat we are opposed to
Koertion except when exercised by aoor
selves. Resolved, That the okerpation of Bold
win Lightus by a State keeper is a irri
tatin circumstances. An, onless ho is
withdrawn, aour army be instructed to
take possession of the same in the name
of the taoun.
Resolved, That ef aonr reasonable de
mands is not complied to, we will take an
bold for aonr own use, the State Prison
and the Insane Asylum.
Kesolved, lost aour buvrin Sister,
South Kareliny, be invited to jine with
ns in the stand we take agin oppression.
Kesolved, Ihat if any shall speak agin
secession or be suspected of thinking
sgin it, any good law abiding citizen
may knock bim down and empty his
pockets the proceeds to be appropriated
under tbe direction of tbe (Jommittee
on Ways and Means, for a general treat.
Resolved. Ihat this ere Convention is
dry. .An' that whereas tba- President
and Vice President of this Orgnst body
is both horse dew combat being floored.
so to speak, an helpless, tbat a forced
loan to tbe suvnnty be now made from
their pockets of a sufficient snm for a gin
eral "smile," on the principle of self de
fense. Resolved, That Hornby be and hereby
is a Free Port of Entry for everything
but niggers, aberlishunists and Black Re
publicans which is contraband.
Resolved, That the haybiua korpns act,
taxes and the Maine Law be and is sus
pended. Also an ordinance relatin' to weights
an measures used in the licker trade.
Be it enacted, That henceforth and for
ever in this 'ere realm every quart bot
tle shall bold a gallon.
Ordered, That the foregoin articles
shall be the Constitution of this Suvrinty.
An that an attested copy thereof be post
ed on the taown pomp for terror to evil
Dons at tbe Caoncil Chamber the
Trejiesdocs Y. Tcktle,
President pro iemput.
Caibo. The Government have acted
wisely in concentrating troops at this
important point It controls the Missis
sippi and Ohio and an extensive length of
railroad leading to tbe interior of Illinois,
Indiana aad Ohio. Bt. Louis merchants
have ceased to ship produce down the
river from fear of its being stopped at
Cairo. The Secessionists have stolen
themselves into a large supply of arms,
but they are destitute of provisions, and
it is possible that their bellies may be
made to rebel against rebellion, -when an
appeal to their hot-heads would be use-
Bsrksdale of Mississippi, who has ta
ken office in the Southern army, is, the
man whose wig fell of in' the Congres
sional skirmish three or four years -ago.
He and. Wig'fall ongbtr to, exchange
names. ZquisvilU Journals
OoTezumtnt of Attraction.
Ensign Stebbins, in one of the Down
East satires of the Jack Downing school,
delicately bestrides a knotty- problem
that seemed to stand in tbe way of polit
ical aspirations, by declaring himself "In
favor of the Maine law, bnt opposed to
Its" execution." Our 'model Unionists and
Union-saverstwould seem 'to hare taken
a hint from the astute Ensign in. -their
treatment of the founders of the new Cot
We do' not here propose to combat the
idea of Government' by Attraction wo
only insist tbat the Fire-Eaters shall' not
enjoy a monopoly of its advantages. Let
us all have a share.
"Prisoner at the bar," says Judge
Goggles, in bis most imposing and aw
ful manner, "yoa have been covicted 'of
picking B. J.'s pocket of a wallet ' con
taining sixty-odd dollars, besides valua
ble notes and papers. The crime is grand
larceny by statute; the penalty several
years' hard labor in the State Prison.
The proof is clear, the offense is rank.
What reason have you to give why tho
sentence of the law should not now bo
passed on you ?."
"Why, please your Honor," says tho
culprit, sniggering at the idea of the
Judge's folly and greenness, "I seceded
last night at ten o'clock, and resumed my
individual sovereignty. I am no longer
a citizen of this State, nor of any State,
but am entirely on my own hook. Should
I ever resume my former subordination
to the State whereof yon are a well-deserving
pillar, I'll-call and let yon
"Ah! indeed," rejoins the chagrined
and chap-fallen judicial functionary, "I
was not aware of that circumstance. Of
course, yon will go where yon please."
Then turning to the Court's right hand
man, he says sternly: "Mr. Sheriff! yonr
gross carelessness and neglect of duty has
cost as a day's hard work for nothing.
Never bring another enlprit to this bar
without first ascertaining that he has not
seceded, and will not do so, even though
the trial should go against him."
"Mr. Keeper!" says the foremost of tho
convicts of Sing Sing, on rising from a
hearty breakfast, and feeling himself in
good condition for travel, "I give yoa
fair notice that the whole six hundred of
as here present have seceded from the
State, which we have thus far patronized
with our allegiance, and resumed our
original and independent sovereignty as
rational beings. As there is no time now
for quoting apposite passages from the
Social Contract, we simply give yoa no
tice of the material fact, and warn yon
and your underlings to stand out of onr
"Of course," responds the polite offi
cial, "if yon will have it so, so be it.
Messrs. Guards! be good enough to let
these gentlemen pass they have seceded.
yon see, and will not remain with ns any
"Mr. nardcase," says the jailor to one
of his boarders, "I am nnder the disa
greeable necessity of reminding yoa that
yon are sentenced to be hung at twelve
o clock to-day, and it is now a quarter
post eleven. Will yon be good enough
to make any little arrangements yon may
deem desirable, so that we shall be ready
for business when the clock strikes?"
"I hardly think it advisable' is Mr.
Hardcase's considerate reply. "I can't
say that I feel an attraction for the gal
lows this raw morning; and, since I hava
got all the board and lodging ont of yoa
that the law allows me, 1 tbink l shall
secede in a few minutes and go about my
"Mr. H.," remarks tbe jailor, in a tone
of mild yet keen rebuke, "I most say
that your conduct it not snch at one gen
tleman has a right to expect from anoth
er. Have I not always treated yon 'with
the most sensitive regard for yonr feelings?
Have yoa not lived like a fighting cock
since yon first condescended to honor ma
with your company ? Has the word
hemp' been once named by me in your
presence? Have I, ever, in my roost
sportive moods, cracked a'joke with yoa
about dancing on nothing ? Have I ever
insinuated that most men prefer to go to
glory with their boots off? Yet here
have yon allc wed me to squander four
shillings of good. money on a 'rope 'for
which at tbe last "moment yod-deprirs
me of any use! Nay, I have invited my
very selectest friends to view the impres
sive ceremony for which 'to-day was as
signed, and some of them are already" in'
the building, while the rest 'are by: this
time on the way. I have the neatest of
gallows-frames in perfect readiness; while
the parson fori wished td do everything
in tho highest style of respectability baa
left bis books and his devotions to speed
your parting with one of his "most unctu
ous prayers. All this trouble and ex
pense would have been saved by a time
ly notice of yonr intention thus suddenly,
unseasonably announced. Yonr conduct
is very unhandsome, Mr. H., and Imuit
say that I have a right to regard it with
To all which, tbe culprit-deigns sever"
a word of reply, but, invested in his newly-resumed
panoply of Individual Sov
ereignty, walks coolly and with, dignity
abent his business. J. YJTrUmne?
m .' r si '
subscribers Examiner advises his
his paper. All the filing
conldn't make it sharp. '
in -tbe world
-"President" JeffT' Davis's salary j
25,000, and the memberrof the South
ern Congress roted themselves only 9300 -per