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STROUDSBUEG, MONROE COUNTY, PA MAY n, 1865.
Published by Theodore Schoch.
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OF ALL KINDS,
feiacatcd ia the highest style of the Art.andonthe
most reasonable terms.
The Devils Putty And Varnish.
When a man comes tew the konklusion
that he would like to kill suniboddy at
thirty pccs, he imagines that he haz bin
wonged, and sends hiz best friend a
challenge tew fite a dewell ; tha meet,
and an elegant murder iz committed ; the
cracks ia this transaktion are puttyed
up, and then varnished over, bi being
kalled, "i jfair ov honor."
When a man robs a saving bank, or
goes to urope on the steamer, with the
stolen rcseipts ov a senitary koinruittee in
biz pocket, a kommittce ov mvestigas-
hun arc got
tew examine the
stait ov affairs, and unanimously
"a discrepancy in hiz akounts."
2 )oung men hire a horse and buggy
at a livri stable, aud go into the kuntry
on Suuda 1 ha stop at the fust tavern
tha meet, and invest in sum arden speer-
its. Tha stop again pretty soon, and ,
histe in sum more arden speerits. The
more tha histe in, the more tha drive, till
W and bi a devilish bridge tips them o
vcr into a devilish gutter that suniboddy
haz left bi the side ov the road, and tha
arc awl killed, including the boss and
huggy. This is kalled a "Fatal aksi
dent." A man ad hiz wife arc living in the
middle ov jsy and konsolashuu, tha are
.surrounded on all aides bi a yung and in
teresting familee, their bread iz cut thin,
and buttered on both sides aud the edges,
but the destroyer enters the family, the
wife wants a nu silk gown, the man sez
he "be d d if she duz," and she sez she
"be d d if she don't." One word
brings on another, till tha, fite, both ov
litem lose awl the hair in their heads,
and 2 full setts ov falze teeth, the . thing
ends in a diverse, the man runs awa tew
Australia bi the overland route, the wo
man marry's a cirkus rider at 40 .Dollars
a month, the children are adopted in sum
sunda school, aud are brought up on
homopatby. This furnishes a collum and
a half in the nusepaper, under the bed
A vouth ov 21 summers begins life
with 36 thousand .Dollars. Sevral fast f
horscs belong tew him,
tharc iz sevral
fast wimmin that he belongs tew, awl the
iavern keepers arc hiz patrons, faro banks
arc bilt for hiz amuzeuien:, consolidated
lottery are chartered on purpiss tew
make him happce ; nothing iz left undun
tew make him feel good. He wakes up
about the 25th of next May, without a
do ar in hiz pockofc. aud a, liostc ov warm
friends on hiz hands, without enny visi- ,
Tlo h.l-P !
an akount ov stock, he buys a pint ov rum
and 4 yards ov bed kord, the one makes !
him limber, while the other chokes him
to deth. The putty and varnish hear iz,
'Driven teic desjwashun on aJcount of
A rale road trane stands snorting in
front ov the depoe, the last bel iz ring
ing, the kars are full ov souls that be
long tew different individuals, the kou
ductor iz full ov Bourbon, that belougs
tew the devil, the engiuecr labors under
an attack of Jamaka for the bronketis, the
ewitchuiau likes a lectio good oldrye,
the kars diskount 45 miles a hour 2 traues
tri tew pass each other on the same track;
it kant be did successfully ; the mangled
and ded are kountcd by skores, a
searching investigasbun takes plase, the
community iz satisfied, becauze it was
"an unavoidable h-atastroj)hcc."
The Devil furnishes putty and var
nish free ov expeuse, two hide the frauds
& guilt ov men. Awl of which iz res
pcckfully committed Bi
Effect of Laziness,
A lazy boy makes a lazy man just as
sure as a crooked sapling makes a crook
ed tree. Think of that, my little lads.
Who ever saw a boy grow up in idleness
that did not make a lazy, shiftless vaga
bond when he was old enough to be a
man, though he was not a man in char
acter, unless be had a fortune left him to
keep up appearance ? The great mass of
thieves, paupers, and criminals have come
to what they are by being brought up to
do nothing useful. All those who arc
good men now, and useful to the com
munity, were industrious when they were
hoys. If you-do not like to work now, a
love for industry can soon be acquired by
habit. So, my little reader, I want your
to look- around at once for something to
Jo,, in- doing which you can benefit somc
oody. Shim idleness as you would the
"No man living," says Judge French,
"can show a good orchard of grafted fruit
"flfhich was kept in grass the first ten
years of its life. It is a point settled be
yond controversy, that orchards, to be
healthy and productive, must be cultiva
ted most of the time."
A lady who had refused" to give, after
hearing a charity sermon, hadr her pock
et picked as she was leaving the church.
On making the discovery, she saidj "God
could no4 find the way to niv pocket ; but
the devil did."'
GENEEAL BUTLER ON THE CRISIS.
Treatment of the Rebellions States The
Peoples Policy A Glorious Finale.
There was a very large attendance of
the members of the New York Union
League Club on Monday evening, it be
ing understood that Gen. Benjamin, F.
Butler would deliver an address at the
invitation of the Club.
Soon after the large room of the club
was opened for admission there was a
constant inward tide until there was no
more room left either for sitting or stan
ding. General Butler was introduced by the
Chairman of the Loyal League Club in a
lew words. lie was erected with loud
GENERAL BUTLER'S SPEECH.
We may congratulate ourselves that af
ter four years of effort, toil, expenditure,
as well of treasure as blood, all arnitid re
sistance to the Government has been
brought to an end.
Among the returning blessings which
will flow from this consummation, not the
least will bo the arrival of the period
when all abnormal administration of law
and exercise of authority and power can
and will cease, the reason for. cause and
i obiect of exfcrnnrrlinnrv iira nf AVAmitivo
UUUUU,IS which we nave ail upneia dc-
cause-necessary war powers, justified in
for the life of the nation.
they also cease, and we of the
loyal States come back once more to that
regularity and safety of exercise of gov-
j ernmental powers which our fathers, with
so much care, provided as safeguards to
the rights of all. There is, however, a
portion of our country in which all these
safeguards are broken down, where all
law which we can recognize has been, dis
regarded, and where the withdrawal of
our armed forces would leave only anar
chy? aggravated by hostility to the Gov
ernment. I propose, with your permission, in a
conversational form, to evolve for consid
eration a few propositions relative to the
questions which now press home upon us
as to the manner in which we shall re
ceive back the Rebellious States, or. a-
voiding all controversy upon terms, mere
. ly as to whether they are in or out of the
Union. In regard to the language of our
late lamented President, "How these
States can be brought into their practical
relations with the Government' I need
uot say mat the tliouglits winch Have
becn subjects of my reflections upon this
loPIC are omJ c speculations oi a c-iu-
zens 'osc mind lias becn turned lor
I enmn tTmn in thia rlimnfinn ii J .1
thereto and enlightened bT the success of
the bold, original action of President
Johnson in briuging Tennessee, as a loy-
al State, into the Union by the votes of
those only who had ever remained loyal
heart, and reiecting all those who had
participated in the Rebellion. This, per-
uaPs 13 le KeJ w i"e oie ainicuity.
In April, 1863, 1 had the honor to ex-
to the citizens of New York, at the
Academy of Music, the opiuionthat the
people of the rebellious states were in the
legal relation to the Government of alien
enemies ; this proposition has becn since
confirmed by the repeated solemn decis
ions of the Supreme Court. By what
process, then, are these public enemies
of the United States, living under politi
cal organizations or State Governments
' hostile to the Union, their forces just now
shattered and broken by our victories, to
be brought into political relations with
us, and become endowed as well with the
1 privilege of legislating for themselves" as
; a part of the government, as also to make
laws for us, who have just subdued the
' Rebellion by the sword. It is quite clear
that until some means are devised to en
, able the Southern people to govern them
selves in the Union, disorder must be rc
J pressed, peace preserved, crimes punish
: cd and the industrious and well doing
J protected by the military powers of the
It would seem to be the part of wisdom
to ascertain first, whether any of the in
habitants of these States, and how many,
arc really desirous of coming back and
becoming a part of the Government, with
the political ideas of affinities, unity of
thought with the loyal States, which can
alone insure their usefulness and homo
geneity as parts of 'the body politic.
Would it not be well then that Military
Governors appointed for each State, who,
it would seem, should be selected as much
for their knowledge of civil affairs as of
"army'regulations," if satisfied that any
considerate number of the inhabitants of
the district were truly loyal and desirous
of bringing their State into the Union,
should call upon the loyal citizens of the
Uuited States residing therein who had
never held office during the Rebellion, to
vote upon the question whether the peo
ple desire to resume their relations with
the United Stales as a loyal State, and for
that cud would provide and declare in
their State Constitution :
First. That hereafter forever there
should be neither slavery nor involuntary
servitude, except for crime judicially
Second. That thcre,cannot exist in'
the political system of the United States
any such thing as a right of secession by
a Stated . . .
Third, tfhat no person, corporation,
municipal or otherwise, or State, could or
might ever assume or pay any part of the
debt or claim by any person or corpora
tion, State or confederation of States, inr
currcd or in any way arising" from or in
in aid of the late Rebellion.
Fourth. That any person -who- had
held military, civil or diplomatic office
under the so-called Confederate States or
either of them, or been any agent thereof
during the Rebellion, should have no po
litical rights in the State, but should be
and remain alien thereunto forever. If
the people of the State should, by a good
degree of unanimity, vote to call a con
vention to make these or like propositions
Q part of their Constitutional law, then a
meeting for the election of delegates to a
Constitutional convention could be call
ed, a Constitution framed and submitted to
the people for ratification. Such a vote
upon such propositions would be conclu
sive evidence that the people of such
State were truly loyal, and in accordance
with those ideas -which control the loval
mind of the other States, and by which
the future of the country is to be governed.
.Li no consmeraoie number voted upon
these questions, or they failed to command
tne assent ot a large portion of the people
uns would also seem to be conclusive ev
idence that within the militarv district
either the spirit of the Rebellion had not
been subdued, although its physical force
mignt be broken, or that the community
was noc in condition to resume its "prac
tical relations" as a State of the Union,
and 1 would hold it under militarv rule
as belligerents until the influx of North
ern enterprise, capital and sentiment
brought in by our brave soldiers coming
mere to settle, and by our school teach
ers educating the colored citizens of the
United States therein dwelling, had so
far changed the feelings of a majority of
the people of such State that it was in fit
condition to become a State of this Union,
whether the time needed for this purpose
was one year or a century
If however, a Constitution should be
adopted containing the provisions above
suggested, then, the State being organ
ized, all military rule should be withdrawn
as soon as the State Government should
show that it was able to preserve the peace
and protect all citizens of the United
States in its borders, in life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness. The State
could then elect its members to either
House of Congress, to be admitted or re
jected, as either in its wisdom might de
termine. But no such election of mem
bers of Congress ought to take place un
til all military rule had been withdrawn
because there can be no greater wrong to
the fundamental principles of our Govern
ment than the election of members of ei
ther House of Congress under the over
shadowing power of the President, espe
cially when exerted in the military form.
Such elections abolish all distinctions be
tween, and independence of, the legisla
tive and executive departments of the
Government, and tend to a consolidation
of power, quite as much to be guarded a
gainst as secession. I am one of the old
fashioned Democrats who do not believe
that the Executive has any part or lot in
the fraternal relations of the several
States to each other and to the Union
other than that which the President ex
ercises as a part of the law-making power.
The theory of State rights has been in
such bad company of late, and has been
so mangled and misrepresented, as an a
pology for Secession, that there is danger
that the Hamiltonian theory of federated
powers may be carried too far, and we
may leave the States without any rights
at all. Indeed, it would seem that the
relations of the States to the General
Government might be adjusted by a sin
gle consideration. All sovereignty re
sides in the people. For the manage
ment of their domestic concerns, the peo
ple have chosen the agency of a state, for
the management of their national aud
foreign affairs they have chosen the Fed
eral Government. In all that relates to
tbe former the State is the supreme agent.
In all that relates to each other, and to
the national Government, that is supreme.
There would seem, therefore, to be no ne
cessity for any clashing between these
two agencies of the people. Meanwhile
in such military districts as are comprised
within the boundaries of States, the Mil
itary Governor should be charged with
the economical administration of an ex
ecutive Government whioh should insure
the safety of his property, taxing the in
habitants of such districts for the cost of
such Government, so that by contumacy
add adherence to the spirit of treason the
State should not tax the treasuries of the
loyal States for the expenses of their mil
The material resources of the State
should be developed; its means of com
munication with other States and parts
of itself fostered, so as to afford the full
est opportunity for emigration. Perhaps
some may think I have held too much
stress upon the several propositions which
arc laid down as conditions precedent to
the action which should bring back a re
volted State. I would have them put
nakedly to, the people of the State before
any election' of officers was called, be
cause I would eliminate all the elements
of personal difference- as to the rulers
from the adoption of principles of govern
ment. T would first present the princi
ples ; they being determined.-, then the
questions of men could be' discussed. '
Upon the first proposition that I would
require to be submitted to the people of
each rebellious State before" it can ask to
come back into relations with the loyal
States to wit, the abolition of Slavery
there certainly can be but one mind at
North. The second, that there can bo
no right of secession, is necessary to be
declared as a part of the fundamental law,
because for more than' thirty
years,; the ,
people of the South have been taught by
their leaders that such a right does ex
ist; so that many good and true men have
been led away by this heresy into a Re
bellion from which they would otherwise
have shrunk. Let the maxim, "There
are - no rights of Secession' , therefore J
nereatter stand as the corner-stone of the
frame of government of each revolted
orate, tney owe s0 mucn t0 tn0 saenhces
of the loyal States for the Union. The
third proposition, that the Confederate
debt shall never be recognized, is neces
ry as a preventive of a grievous wrong.
The loyal States of the North, New
Tork for example, in addition to its share
of the burden of the national debt is bur
dened with many millions of State debt,
all contracted in defense of the countrv
i and in subduing the Rebellion. The
bouthern btates, when they return to
their practical relations with the Govern
ment will come back wholly free from
this class of debt with which New York
is burdened. Their debt, if "any, will
have becn contracted in fighting against
the Union and not in restoring it, and of
course will be at first repudiated. But
in time, when, as is just, New York and
the other loyal States call upon the Gen
eral ixovernment to assume this debt, con
traded in its own defense, such demand
will be opposed by the Southern States
which have no such debt or will be en
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uuiuuerea oy me proposition to assume
for the South some part of the Confeder
ate debt: and such will be the power of
the pressure upon Congress of the im
mense amount of the consolidated debt,
unjust and iniquitous as it would be for
the nation to assume it, I should fear for
tne result. Therefore, i would have it as
a part of the fundamental law of each
State that no part of such debt should ov-
T 1 i i ii. .
ur ue assumeu or paid Dy tne estate, or
any portion thereof. The assumption of
sucli debt by the General Government is
a subject so fraught with danger, so aid
cd by the influence of money, that I would
employ every means to keep it from the
The necessity of the fourth proposed a-
mendment of the Constitution of the sev
eral States, that no Rebel officers should
vote or nold oihee, is obvious iroin their
Constitutions. This Rebellion was base
ly set on foot because political power was
was departing from the South and trav
eling northward. To regain that
power which their enterprise,' wealth, and
consequent increase of population brought
to the North, the leaders at the South
plunged the nation into this horrid war.
ouaii we not, tnereture, teacn coming
generations by living examples that po
litical power is not gained, but irretriev
ably lost by rebellion against the United
States ? Besides, the common mind at
the South has been heretofore so much
controlled by the leading men that such
deprivation of political power is absolute
ly necessary to deprive the leading class
here of that influence over tho Southern
has heretofore been and
and will hereafter be exerted against the
Being a Democrat, I would break down
the landholding and slavcholding aristoc
racy of the South, which has brought so
much of evil upon us. Is not the depri
vation of political rights the appropriate
aud mildest form of punishment of trcas-
on v is not tins a necessary measure ot
precaution against future evils 1 For
these' reasons, therefore, which I have
scarcely more than hinted at, I would in
sist, before any measures should be taken
to bring back a revolted State, that the
inhabitants in their primary and funda
mental law, as a part of the frame of
Government, should solemnly provide
that there should be neither slavery nor
Secession in their State, and that Rebel
debts and Rebel notes should be alike re
pudiated. Thanking you for the patience with
which you have listened to me, I shall be
more than repaid if by these remarks I
have brought before your minds for con
consideration any of the momentous ques
tions involved in the reconstruction of
the Rebel States.
The Five Cradles.
A man that had been drinking more
than was good for him, decided to attempt
gaining, his bed without disturbing his
wife and provoking a lecture. He reach
ed the door of his room, and after rumi
nating a few moments on the matter
thought if he could reach the bedpost,
and then hold on to that while he slipped
off his apparel, tho feat would be accom
plished. Unfortunately for his scheme,
a cradle stood in a direct line with the
bedpost, about the middle of the floor.
Of course, when his shins came in con
tact with it, he pitched over, and upon
gainiug an erect position ere an equilib
rium was established, he went over it
backwards, in an equally summary man
ner. Again he struggled to his feet and
bent foremost over the bower of infant
happiness. Atrfcngth, with the fifthrfall
his patience became exhausted, an'd' the"
obstacle was yet to bo overcome. In des
peration he cried out to his sleeping part
ner, "Wife ! -wife ! how many cradles have
you got in tho house2? IJvc fallen! oVer
five, and here's another before me."
The wealthiest revenue district in tho
Union, according to tho reporC of Com
missioner Lewis,' is tho first district of
Illionis, composed of Chicago and the
county of Cook. From September, 862,
to June 80, 18G4; the first district of Illi
nois, paid 4,47 1 ,508.99. The next dis
trict, is the fourth New Nork, which paid
for" the' sanie- time l,42r,674.16.
Collection of the
Yesterday Mrs. Collins, a resident" of
Providence, Luzerne country, had a hear-
mg before United States Commissioner
Sproull, on a charge of resisting' the col
lection of the United States revenue tax.
The information tv.na icnn hxr .Tnoonli A
Scranton. United Rtat nolWnr r fW.
district. It appears from the informa
tion that the husband of the accused
keeps an eating house in Providence, but
neglected to pay the government liconse
for the same for three years, although
frequently notified to do so. On the 18th
of February the collector again visited
the house and proceeded to levy on a lotilul news from Washington set the honest
oi wnissy in payment ior taxes oue. iur.
Collins being away, the accused resisted
the officers, and finally, with the assis
tance of some friends, prevented the of
ficers from making the levy, and com
pelled them to leave. The defendant
was held in the sum of one thousand dol
lars for her appearance ' at the June term
of the United States district court at Wil
liamsport. Pittsburg Despatch.
Loss by Fire.
The Deputy Commissioner of the In
ternal Revenue has made the following
Losses by fire may be deducted from
income, where they occur in connec
tion with a business from which income
is derived. If a building which is rented
is destroyed or injured by fire, the a
mount spent in rebuilding may be deduc
ted from the amount received as rent;
but when the building is occupied by
tne owner, only so much can be deducted
as does not exceed'the average expended
in repairs on such building the proceed
ing nve years. VY here losses are de
ducted as in cases above given, insurance
moneys received muse oe returned as
Who are the Murderers.
The telegraph announces the facts that
the men who struck down President Lin
coln and Secretary Seward are known.
Ihey are guilty of the most terrible mur
der ever known, but are not alone in
their guilt. The guilt of the man who
instigated the crime, who gave the color
ot authority to the act is even more
Among the official documents found
in the rebel capital on the entry of our
troops into Richmond, was a bill offered
in secret session of the rebel House of
Representatives, January 80th, 1865,
establishing a Secret Service Bureau, for
the employment of secret agents "either
in the Confederate States, or without the
enemy's lines, or in any foreign country."
and authorizing its chief officer "to or
ganize such a system for the application
of new means of warfare approved, and
of secret service ageucies, as may tend
best to secure the objects of the establish
ment of the bureau."
Arson and murder arc among the "new
means or warfare adopted, and everv
member of the rebel Government should
be held to strict account for the fearful
crimes committed under their sanction.
- Clevc. Her.
There are good people who at this late
day, dislike exceedingly to listen to a
preacher who makes use of written
sermons. A minister whom we fell m
company with a day or two since, gave
us a little of his early experience on this
point and related the following incident :
He said that, just before leaving the
theolgical school, he was sent to a certain
Baptist Church in the country, to sup
ply for a single Sabbath, and was direc
ted, when he arrived, to call on one of
the members an old farmer at whose
house it was expected he would put up.
When he arrived, the old farmer re
ceived him cordially, and immediately
commenced "conversation as follows :
Farmer (eyeing him closely) : You
have come to praech for us have you 1
Student : Yes, sir, I have come with
Farmer : Do you make uso of written
Student : I do.
Farmer : You do 7 Then we don't
want you. I'll speak to the people my
self, first ; we want a man that can open
his mouth and have the gospel flow out
like water gushing out at the tail of a
saw-mill, and that will meffi dow"h the
hearts of the peoplo like honey on a hot
Punishment on the Instant.'
By one of our Illinois exchanges weienrc
that a few days since a soldier's wife, living
in the south part of Macon county, came
to Decatur for the purpose of receiving at
the express office a packago of 400
sent her by her frtreband in the army.
Being unable to furnish the proof of her
identity, she was obliged to return with
out the money, an'd was subsequently ac
companied by her brother-in-law, w;ho
furnished the required proof. On retur
ning nome srre-piacea tne money urwerj
uui jmiun. uviuu huju uuuu tuu uiguu, jiuatuen reveaieu a counterfeit bilLm'lbe
a man whom she supposed to be a negro,' box, anfdf ttio one who put il therohrw
broke open the doOr an'd' demanded the ! draSify found, whothought he,.was.ouig" -money.
There being a fire in the fire-' some thing in the way of benevolence
place suincient to lignt tno room the wo-
matt' tarew. the money
as tno ruman stqOpcd
him a blow with a pc
neck. The neighbors were aroused, and
on washih'g the dead man's i'aco the rob-
Ber proved to beJ her brother-in-law.
Th A Best of .Vipers.
The N. Y. Time3 quotes from a West.
prn paper, the following statement, shot?s
jing that assassination and murder have
not only hpre and there a ruffianly admi-
rer, but that a whole community may be
so lost to .decency, and devoid of every,
instinct of patriotism and humanity, as'
to exult as one man over a crime which!
has no parallel in American annals.
The statement is as follows :
"About eight m'ilc3 from Shelbyvi'llo';
Indiana, is the little town of Marietta, a
place noted for nothing in particular, savo
iuu viruieui. type or coppcrneaaism pre-
j vailing there. The reception of the dreadf"
j -umuuruta iiiuruuuuum t-razy witn joy.
In the absence of a cannon they loaded?
and fired an anvil repeatedly, shouted
danced, sang, and in every possible man-,
ner gave expression to their demoniac
joy, after which they constructed an effi
gy of President Lincoln, with a rude rep
resentation of tho bullet-hole in hhihead
which they carried about the streets, a
ruffian following, and ringing a bell. -The
effigy waa afterward Burnt."
Koesby En Route for the Tians-lftMi-
sippi. . ,
From the Richmond Whig, May 2." .
When we last referred to Colonel Johp.
S. Moseby he had justhad? at Berryvilje
Clarke county, "Va., an' interview with;
General Chapman, which it was believed
would result in the surrender of his bat
talion to the United States troops on the
terms accorded by General Grant to,Getf."
eral Lee. The negotiations, it will be re
membered, were broken off by General
Chapman's receiving orders, and it would
seem tney were nevea renewed for we
learn from one of Moseby's men, .w.n'q
has recently arrived in the city, that the
noted Partisan Ranger has, like .Davis,
the great head and front of the Rebellion;
determined to fly to the Trans-Mississippi.
He took leave of his men at Salem, Fauqu
ier county, telling them that he was about
to set out for Texas, but that they must
disband and return to their homes ; that
he did not wish that they should accom-"
pany him, as by so doing they might pu!
their necks into a halter. He rode off,'
accompaniod by a small number of his bid
companions in arms. The organization
at once disbanded. Many of the ment
and officers have gone to Winchester, and1'
th ere been paroled ; some came to this
city, and others have returned to their
homes. Colonel Moseby leaves a young
wife, who is residing with his father, m
Amherst. It is not known whether lie
seeks the Western country with belliger-
ent intentions, or like old Foote, to find"
some sequestered spot where taxation is
In further Illustration of our recent"
comments upon the hypocrisy of the Cop
perheads who pretend to be so -grief-stricken
over the conduct of their bro
ther Booth, we give the following ex
tracts from one of their newspapers, the
Greensburg (Westmoreland county)
Aryus. It was published as the editoriaji-
announcement ot the fall of Richmond,'
and is one of the most hideous exibifions1
of traitor malignity that we have ever
witnessed. To what extent it excited
the assassination of President Lincoln
may be 'judged by each reader for himV
"The scraps of war news which we
publish to-day carry sorrow and bereave
ment to thousands of families. The
slaughter on both sides has been terrific'
The, bungling butcher Grant, the marau
der Sherman, the incendiarv RfinriiTnn
have no doubt, sit an immense sacrifice of
life", obtained a decided advantage over
tne uoniederatc lorces. JfcJvcry battle in
flicts fresh infamy upon our rulers, who
have persistently refused all terms of re
conciliation that did not inflict a death'
blow upon the Constitution, and be the
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winding sneet ot our tree institutions.
This is the Westmoreland organ of
Democracy. It comports wclf with the"
Jja Crosse Democrat or the Richmond
Covetous" people often seclc to shelter
themselves behind.the" widow's mite, and
to give a paltry sum to benevolent object
under cover of her contribution. The"'
following inciddnt has a moral for alf
such :' ...
, A gentleman called upon a wealthy
friend for coiffributfoh. r .
"Yes, I must give you my mite," said'
the rich man. :j
"You mean tho widow's mite, I sup
pose," replied the other.'
"To bo sure I do." t , .
Tho gentleman continued "I will-be1
swished witfr half as much, ,as she gave.
How. much are you1 worth ?"
"'Seventy thousand dollars," he an
swered. "Give then ft check for.thirtv-five thou-
sand, tnat wiU be" jW half as much as'
the widow gave; for she gave all she had."
It was a new idea to the wealthy rn'dr-"
Apunday school collection for the.
"JJidn t you know that this notoSwi
suppose the little heathen would' know
tho difference, and thought it' would be
just as good for them," was' the reply.
on- tno floor, and good ior nothing: ?" said the teacher.
to pick it up, dealt "Yes," answered the boy. ."Then why
iker that broke his did you put it iu the Box ?" it rf