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"Westward the Star of Empire takes its Way."
VOLUME I, NUMBER XI.
MJEHTSV3XI,E9 KLAJSTSAJ3, SATUEDAY, JUNE 7, 1862-
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a s s i ir t jfbism.
"Still, in thy Dream-land, roesy,
Oh what a Heaven of beauty liesj
Fairer than the Mended glories
Of athousindsuntet skies.
Heads and valea of tempo fitretchinR
('Neath soft skie ot changeless bine,)
"O'er whose velvet sodareclutered
Floral Gems and Pearl of dew."
OUR NATIVE LAND.
God save our lair Republic,
Our own dear native land,
And make in lasting glory,
Her sheaf of States to stand
.Her equal la"7s maintaining;
Her sway be wise and just,
i$. And still, among the Nations, .
God be her shield ant' trust !
'""""Dear are her skies above us,
Dear is her grassy sod
et "Where lies the dust most precious,
Of loved onc3 now with God ;
Dear are her varying landscapes,
Rich in their autumn gold,
Or, when through all her forests,
Spring's myriad leaves unfold.
.Her modest homes God bless them
Dot far and -wide the land ;
In every hamlet trooping
Fair children book in hand.
jy God bless her golden harvests,
' Her boundless wealth of grain,
1 - Speed in her hand the shuttle,
Her white sails o'er the main.
i till tower her ancient eagle,
7 Aloft in calm or gale,
And from the harp he beareth,
Deep harmony prevail,
Linked, kith and kin, one people,
In one pure faith we stand,
' - And say for Right and Freedom,
''Go's save our native land.
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Gone and going ! passing over
That dark stream, the stream of death:
Gone and going ! friend and lover,
f All in silence, with hushed breath!
'''Gone from'earth, the tenderest father,
( iu Kinsmen lev ed, and very near,
,. Friend.still dearer than all other
J Gone from me in one short ye&r !
tf Gone and going I friends, we're going
m"ft' ' We who still on earth abide.
1 ' O! how swift the river's flowing!
, '. And how near the swelling tide!
"O! for faith and love, to banish'
jj , . Every Borrow, every fear;
j,, Mortal terrors quick must vanish
' f ' 1 If we feel our Saviour near.
at j He has passed the same dark river
' v t - ., With Him are our loved and lost;
'e will trust Him, yes, forever !
- tt4hjy earthly tempests tossed !
JffirtT eet the dead the living
.v N meet all freed from sin?
31orioVfaith ! sure comfort giving,
Mme lead in Christ shall rise again!"
-:n a siI.. .T . fcv""J TO
IUr (mi Vlt, nllTrtiDDi1
1 THE BIG BLUE UNION,
. a (, eon good-bye,
t . AnlHariw u the fond caress
' - 'Hath mantled earth and sk v.
,Hifkt,led tfxe portals of the west,
" 'WatTe pasted hie golden car,
' Xd sealed the arch of amethyst
xa Wjtilove'etri ht veeper star.
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Several worthy individuals, who fre
quently, now-a-days, attempt to shout for
the Union, but whose loyal utterance stick
in their throat as though not accustomed
to the thoroughfare, are, just now, very
fearful that the war is heing carried too far,
that its legitimate object has been attained
in Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland ;
that it was never intended to be really
carried into Africa; that "our erring
brethren" were to be soundly scared, and
then to be soundly scared, and then to be
put to bed beside the brothers and sisters
they failed to murder. Like the Scotch
Minister, sorely vexed by some unruly ur
chins in the gallery over the pulpit, who
prayed, " And now, Oh, Lord, take those
unrighteous brats in the gallery by the
nap of the neck, shake them over the bot
tomless pit; but merciful Father mind
thy grab that they decend not into perdi
tion," do these over sensitive philanthro
pists desire that mischief makers shall not
suffer the penalty of their crimes. They
desire the general Government to shake
them thoroughly, but they are continually
uttering groanings unspeakable, lest it
shall not mind its grab, and allow one of
these traitors to be ruined in the storm of
fury he, and they, with whom he acts, have
Such tender-footed Union men are fear
ful that slavery will not come out of this
revolution as strong, robust and healthy as
it went in. We repeat, this war has no
more to do with slave labor in the States
than it has with mule labor. Tke war is
waged to restore the supremacy of the
United States Government, and it will not
cease till that government is acknowledged
supreme in every one of the thirty-four
But, bear in mind one thin?. Slave
property depended for its protection, with
in its own States, upon the local laws of
those States. Outside of that locality, the
United States laws had thrown their pro
tection around the institution to the extent
of compelling the return of the fugitives
The popular mind had acquiesced in such
law3 because the original compact between
the people, the Constitution, demanded
thus much. Through the machinery of
the Federal Courts, the slave-holder- re
covered his property. What greater pro
tection could be demanded, what higher
security asked? But the insurgents, who
have for thirty years been dreaming of,
and planuing and scheming for, a sepa
rate Confederacy, thinking a more com
plete union of all parties could be effected
on the slavery question than any other,
made that the pretext for the overthrow of
their only protection. They declare that
they no longer submit to, nor ask protect
ion from, the laws of the United States,
snd yet some of their sympathizers, in
this section, tremble lest they fail to get aid
and comfort from laws and institutions
which they not only despise, but "have en
tered into a doath-struggle to overthrow.
In the mad attempt of secessionists to
make this a war for their peculiar institu
tion, " they have aroused a thousand ene
mies to it, where it had one before ; afld
their course has been especially fatal to
the States that were to serve as their bul
wark." These are facts which every thoughtful
man must see. If this rebellion goes on,
the institution is doomed. The insur
gents arc blindly feeling their way, through
carnage, strife, and the smoke of a cruel
and barbarous conflict, to the main pillars
of the edifice they pretend to be fighting
to preserve, and when it tumbles, as tum
ble it will if they do not paue in their
madness, on then, and them alone will the
ruins fall, and they and theirs will surely
be crushed under the weight of their own
demolished institutions. The cause of
this God-dariag rebellioa mnholy ambi
tion in the hearts of a ftw.Taa prettst it ;
the negro. The result will be the com
plete and utter annihilation of everything
which opposes the progress of the Union
It is high time for atV to see and ac
knowledge one fact. Under the Union,
slavery prospered. In civil war, it droops
and dies. The real Abolitionist is the
man who assists the rebels in prolonging
civil strife, and hastening the death of
Many are anxious that everthiog shall
remain, during this rebellion, and come
forth from the fiery furnace, in as good
shape as it was before. Shadrach, Mesh
ech, and Abednego are not living at th
present time, and the probability is that
something will get singed. It bo, the
party injured will only have to blame
nimself .for heating the furnace. No re
bellion ever protected local interests to any
very alarming extent, and this will not
prove an exception. Whatever opposes
the Union and the Constitution, be it
slavery or any other institution will go to
the wall, if tkis contest is prolonged by the
rebels. Anybody with the least penetra
tion can see that much. St. Joe Herald.
The Mudsills of the North. Some
South Carolinian, a few years since, made
some taunting remark about our Savings
Banks, an institution, it seems, that was
not appreciated in the Palmetto State,
From a late official report, I see that these
Banks in our city, have on deposit nearly
forty millions of dollars. All these dol
lars are the hard earned savings of a class,
of which the world takes but little notice
but which it cajinot by any means do with,
out. JVithout tbis class, even the Fifth
Avenue Hotel Committee, might not be
able to wear spotless linen, or get their
daily bread, even by praying for it. The
mechanics, laborers, brick-layers, hod-carriers,
carmen, washerwomen, and omnibus
drivers of this city, have really saired, and
have placed on interest, at 6 per cent the
magnificent sum of 40,000.000! Does
this speak badly for the social system of
our Northern cities ? Verrily, the "mud
sills" of the North are planted on founda
tions of solid gold ! Their escutcheon is
of that glittering yellow, which glistens in
the eye, alike, of prince and peasant, and
leads wiiling captive, both the savage and
civilized ! N. T. Cor. St. Joe Herald.
Court op Impeachment. The United
States Senate is now organized as a High
Court of Impeachment for the trial of Hon.
West W. Humphreys, late U. S. District
Judge for Tennessee, upon charges prefer
red against him by the House of Repre
sentatives. The managers of the prose
cution are Messrs. Bingham and Pendle
ton of Ohio, Dunlap of Kentucky, and
Train of Massachusetts. In ordinary
times, a trial so rare would excite uncom
mon interest. There have been very few
cases of impeachment in this ceuntry, the
power itself bein? so seldom called into
requisitton that Mrt Jefferson pronounced
it a mere scarecrow.
One of the most magnificent historical
pictures in the English language, is Ma
cauley's description of the trial of War
ren Hastings on impeachment before the
House of Peers, for high crimes and mis
demeanors as Governor-General of India.
In that, Burke and Sheridan were prose
cutors on behalf of the Commons ; and
all the resources of the most affluent mind
of Edmund Burke were put forth against
Hastings. No invective more intense or
powerful can be found in the treasures of
any language, than that which was em
ployed in vain against this gigantic crimi
nal, whose wealth, derived from the plun
der of the miserable Asiatics, secured him
impunity for the robberies by which he ac
The case of Judge Humphreys of the
merit of which we know nothing will be a
humble scene, and will hardly occupy the
minds of our public men for seven years as
did that of Warren Hastings Jfo. Dem.
The girls of Northampton, Mass., have
been sending a bachelor editor a boquet of
tansy and wormwood. The wretched in
dividual says he don't care it is sweeter
tiuuMMtriMosy aaykow. v
An officer in one of the Ohio regiments,
writing to the Cincinnati Commercial,
from Hamburg, Tennesse, April 27th, to
correct some erroneous statements, adds :
" The time is coming when a battle at
home must be fought between tho?e who
would yet be free and the miserable frag
ments of party politics that are now being
nursed up for use when the proper hour
arrives. I have never yet been more dis
gusted with any set of men, than on a re
cenj; trip to Ohio in company of some
prisoners of war. Not with the rebel offi
cers under my charge, for . most of them
were gentlemen commanding my respect,
as compared with divers and many politi
cians at every stopping place, who button
holed my prisoners and condoled with
them over the unfortunate state of af.
fairs that they had always tried to avoid ;'
'hoped it would soon be over, and we
should be brothers and friends again ;' ' I
stuck out to the last,' if it hadn't been
for abolitionists we never would have had
a war,' &c. To have an editor, as at Day
ton, for hours closeted with one of the
rebel generals ; to be asked by these rebel
officers all about Vallandjgham, Pugh and
Cox, and hear them boast of their excel
lent qualities and their patriotism all
these things were but straws; but any
man who looks, cannot fail to read, that
the relics of the old Breckinridge parly
(not .democrats) is not dead, but is even
now tumbling restlessly in his coffin, and
even gets up at nightfall and walks the al
leys about your cities. Nothing alarming
in it! No must have an organization
Teady and perfected in the north to co-operate
with the south as soon as we make a
peace ! Presidents and cabinet officers
ministers and emoluments srpell from afar
off, an 1 draw like the body does the vul
tures. There is nothing truer under the sun,
than if a peace be made, until wd have
whaled the devilish negro white man driv
ing spirit out of the leaders of this rebell
ion, and hung all such men as Jeff. Davis,
Starke, Blight, Slidell and Vallandigham,
our peace will only be nominal. I have
more real feeling for a man who openly
conies out and fights, than for these polit
ical jugglers, who are now patching up an
old political quilt for the second birth from
thralldom of our country. Give me ei
ber a good man, and upright, or a mean
devil, and I will get along, but a halfway
man, who can trust?"
A Mother's Kiss. A day or two since.
a ragged snd dirty-looking boy, fourteen
years of age. pleaded guilty in the Superi
or Criminal Court to having fired a build
ing. For two years past, since the death of
his mother, he had wandered around the
streets a vagrant, without a heme or hu
man being to care for him, and he had be
come in every respect a " bad boy." A
gentleman and a lady interested them
selves in his behalf and the latter took him
one side to question him. She talked with
him kindly, but without making the slight
est impression upon his feelings, and to
all she said he manifested the greatest in
difference, until she asked him if no one
ever kissed him. This simple inquiry
proved too much for him, and, bursting in
to tears, he replied " No one since my
mother kissed me." That one thought of
his poor dead mother, the only being, per
haps, who had ever spoken to him kindly
before, touched him to his heart, a hard
ened young criminal though he was. The
little incident caused other tears to tow
than his. Boston Recorder,
Womaw's Spite A married woman at
Chicago, 111., got angry at her husband and
jumped over the banister of the stairs,
landing in tnenaii oeiowand breaking one
of her, legs. tl There you scoundrel T ex
claimed she, " now you will have to pay a
doctor and a nurse for mel J :
Advertising. The first two verses of
the first chapter of the Chronicles of Suc
cess, read thus:
11 Who bath sadness ? Who hath wo ?
Whoshineth' the streets with gloom of
countenance and -perplexity of mind ?
Whojoseth confidence and patronage, .and.
sinketh into poverty and forgetfaloess ?
lie tnat advertiseth notHe that doth not
make himself known through the papers.
.He who by his negligence in this matter,
depriveth himself of gain and secureth to
himself loss! His business wisdom is
foolishness. His lack of knowledge, yea, '
his stinginess sticketh out, and the dis
cerning shun him.
Who hath gladaess? Who hath joy
Who hath growing business and full cof
fers ? Who payeth his notes promptly ?
Who gaiuech the confidence and patronage
of men, and raiseth to affluence ? He thafe
advertiseth liberallythat through Jhe
journals of the day maketh himself and
his business known ! He hath chosen th&
part of wisdom, and his riches and hono?
increase like light in the morning hi?
shadow groweth broad. His complacency
increaseth. His fame extendeth. Hi
happiness endureth, and he is honored anfi
L blessed of all men particularly the prim
ers." So mote it be! lopeka Record.
Daniel Weoster said : " Small is the
sum that is required to patronize a news
paper, and amply repaid is its patron, I
care not how humble and unpretending is
the gazette which he takes. It is next to ,
impossible to fill a sheet without putting
into it something that is worthy the sub
scription price. Every parent whose son
is away from home at school, should sup
ply him with a newspaper. I well re
member what a marked difference ther,e
was between those who had access to
newspapers and those who had not. Oth
er things being equal, the first were al
ways superior to the last in debate, compo
sition, and general intelligence.".
A. Ward, in narrating his " amoosin''
courtship, lets fling " a sarkassum or too:' '
Thare was many affectin' ties which made
me hanker arter Betsy Jane. Her father's
farm jined our'n ; their cows and our'
squencht their thurst at the saim spring ;
our old mares both had stars in their for
reds , the measles broak out in botbfamer
Iys at nearly the same period ; our pa
rients (Betsy's and mine) slept reglarly
every Sunday in the same meelin nouse,
and the nabers yoost to obsarve, ' How
thick the Wards and Peasleys air !" It
was a surblimc site, in the Spring of the
year, to see our several mother's (Betsy's
and mine) with their gowns pin d up so
they couldn't sile 'em, afTeckshuitly Bilin
sope together & aboozin the nabers.
How to Blow the Nose. To persons
afflicted with colds, a gentleman, having
at heart the good of his fellow -creatu"es,
announces the following directions for
blowing the nose : Pack tightly, in two
pieces of combustible paper, a quantity of
fine, strong gunpowder sufficient to fill
each side entrance to your proboscis, in
sert them tightly up it, and light the ends,
which should be left protruding for the
purpose, with a candle. The effect will be
instantaneous and perfect.
Franklin said a Bible and a newspaper
in every house, a good school in everyidis-
taict all studied and appreciated as they
mrit are the principal support of virtue,
morality, and civil liberty.
Five dollars worth of beaver to cover
fiveceats worth of brains is thought by
an exchange to be a needless waste of
Com. Foote gave the rebels about two
thousand pills before their last evacuation.
It was an obstinate ease. Lou. Jour
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Dr. Franklin used to say that rich wid
ows are the only piece of scond-hand goods,
that sell at prime cost '" ': " "