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"TELL THEM TO OBEY THE LAWS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES." Last "ords or Stephen- a. Poi-ola.
TJRT3VwY. OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JULY SO, 186
Poetry for the Hour.
ODE-KEEP STEP WITH THE MUSIC OF
.Composed for and dred at the meeting
olloyal citizens, on Union Square, -New ork,
July, 15, 1S62.
BY WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE.
Seep step with tie music of Cuion,
The mnslc our ancestor sung
When State, like a jubilant chorus,
To beautiful isterhood sprung !
Oh ! thus their great Constitution,
That guard ail the home of the land,
A mountain of freedom and Justice,
For millions eternally stand!
North and South, East and West, all unfurling
One banner alone o'er the sod,
One Toice from America swelling,
In worship of Liberty's God!
Keep step with music of Union,
What grandeur ite flag has unrolled :
For the loyal, a Mar-lighted heaven,
Tor traitors, a storm in each fold 1
The glorious shade of Mount Vernon
Still points to each patriot's grave.
Still erica : " O'er the long mighty ages
That Esgle of Lexington wave."
North and South, East and West, Ac.
JXecp step with the music of Union !
The forests have sunk at its sound.
The pioneer's brows beam with triumph,
And labor's brood opulence crowned ;
Oh ! yet must all giant rude forces
Of Nature be chained to our cars
All mountains, lakes, rivers and oceans
Crouch under the Stripes and Stars.
North and South, East and West, &c
Keep step with the music of tTnion !
Thus all shall we nourish the right
Our fathers lit for the chained nations
That darkle In tyranny s night
The blood of the whole world is with ns,
O'er ocean by tyranny hurled.
And they who would dare to Insult ua
Shall sink with the wrath of the world.
North and South, East and West, &c
Keep step with the mnsic of Union,
All traitors shall fall at our march,
But patriots bask in the blessing
Flashed down from your heavenly arch !
Then hurrah for the past with its glory !
For the strong, earnest present, hurrah!
" And a cheer for the starry-browed future,
With freedom, and virtue, and law
North and South, East and West, all unfurling
One banner alone o'er the sod,
One voice from America swelling,
In worship of Liberty's God !
BY WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE. The War for the Union.
BY WILLIAM ROSS WALLACE. The War for the Union. SPEECH OF HON. G. V. DORSEY.
Lawm asd Gestlsmek: By the kind in
vitation of '.he President of a widely exten
ded order gathered to celebrate this day, I am
! permitted to make a few remarks. I am ex
ceedingly happy to address so many of mi
nnow ci'tizens of tie State of Ohio, gathered
here this day, peaceably and quietly, and
scarcely aware that all around you is war and
turmoil and blood-shed, and I echo most fer
vently the hope of your President who has
iust closed his address that when you meet
here again, one year hence, that the sound of
. war and of rumors of war, may oe no more
heard, throughout the land, and that you may
not only be an American people, but a united
My friends, that yon are gathered here this
day. tinder the protection of law, and under
l,. nmit-fAinn of this government, is one of
the best possible indications that you ought
to sustain that government
A widely extended and benevolent associa
tion meets here to-day, one that numbers
among its members thousands and tens of
thousands of the best ana mosi lnusmge.u men
in the community, for the purpose of celebra
ting the anniversary of their Order, and are
protected by law and by the government un
der which we live. But my friends, there is
to-day, a widely extended rebellion in this
land, for the purpose of putting down this
Government under which we uve, biiu wiucu
is the crowning element of every man, woman
and child, placed under its shelter, who are
willing to live quietly and peaceab.y under
neath the folds of the old flag. My friends,
although you have come here to-day, I know
lor a different object, and merely as members
of a benevolent institution, yet I cannot find
it in my heart to allow this opportunity to
pas3 to address my fellow-citizens in behalf of
- of the best Government that Almighty God
has ever permitted to bs established among
men, and which rebels are now undertaking
to tear down to its very foundation.
There is not a man listening to me to-day,
who has not a deep interest in its support, in
its institutions, and in putting down this re
bellion which is sapping the very foundations
of our Government
There is scaretly a mv.i listening to me to
day, who has not a son, a brother, or a fricndi
or neighbor on the battle-field. Nearly 700.
000 men are now engaged in the war for the
support of this Government under which we
live, and we, who are here at home to-day,
are called upon to do our duty in assisting
lipmin i7nnlvin!? them.
a. hey, to-day, are
perhaps pounn out their blood on the battle-
tield beiore Kichmona, ior uie m t"
ing the Government, and for the purpose of
sustaining' that glorious old flag which we all
have learned to love. You know it was only
a day or two since that the cry carde op from
our brethren in Kentucky that their capita
-was in danger. Jrankfort, Louisville, and
Lexington were all threatened, and Kentucky
called upon her siater State of Ohio and did
the get it ? Yes, my friends, from the cities
of Cincinnati nd Columbus thousand of men
poured forth as fast as fa;!rU could 'arry
jheoi, for the purpose of laying Uowd 'Mir
lives if need be, in defense of their brothers in
Woo tV, -tri1iin(T mure than
ACUlUtbl! I'M mio J ' (J
proper ? No, it was simply paying back a
very small part of the debt we owe to Ken
tucky. I see men around me here to-day,
who can remember when about 50 years ago
and although most of those standing here
were not blest with memory at that time
but there are grey headed men here who can
remember half a century back when the In
dian savage was devastating the Northwest
ern frontier, then the citizen of Ohio called
upon their brethren for aid as they now call I
nnnn .rA .-. ti,B ouli rpsnonded to? You
remember my friends that Kentucky sent he
armed hosts by hundreds and by thousands
into the North-west, and into Fort Recovery
which lies within a short distance of this place,
and to Fort Meigs on the River Raisin, where
the bones of Kentuckians have whitened the
soil of Ohio for more than half a century, and
now you are called upon to pay back a little
of the debt that you owe to Kentucky. But
my friends, it is not only in Kentucky that
there is a cry lor help. In East Tennessee
and throughout the whole South-west comes
up the cry for more men to defend the ban
ners of the Republic.
The President has told us that .JUU.UUU more
men are needed to crusu out tins reoeuion auu
terminate this war. It is true we have sent
our friends liberally, and responded nobly to
the call of the powers that be when they ask
ed us for men to sustain the government The
blood of our citizens has been poured out like
water upon all the battle-Gelds of the Repub
lic and yet there is need of more men.
I know that some of us are complaining
that the war is long. Why is not this thing
finished? Why is not this rebellion crushed
out ? Some blame the Generals in the field ;
gome tie Secretary of War ; some the Presi
dent, and some blame Congress for not put
ting down the rebellion. Why do we trifle
with the rebellion ? I am just as anxious to
see this rebellion put down as any man, and
I know you are all anxious to see it put down.
Long ago, it was said, " let us have a strong
fight, but let us have a short one," and that is
my sentiment The President has told us that
if we will give him three hundred thousand
more men, this war can be terminated in six
months, and I believe it can. I am willing to
put this additional number ot men into the
field, and then say, now Mr. Lincoln, we hold
you to the record. You have promised, and
we are willing to give you the men to crush
the rebels, nd we want you to use them as
men ought to be used. Cheers, and Good.
You will all agree with me that we have been
too lenient to die rebels have been touching
them too lightly. The time is come when we
mart handle this rebellion without gloves.
Good It is high time we m.-.ke the rebels
feel that we are really in earnest. I am not
eroiug to say anything about what ought to be
done or what ought not to be done, with re
gard to the matter of slavery, but I will tell
you what I believe ought to be done under
the present circumstances, and I think every
intelligent man in the country w ill agree with
me that the man who leads an army into the
South, ought to lead it there for the purpose
of protecting it. I do not understand a war
which does not hurtanybody. I do not know
anything about an army that one-halt is call
ed upon to fight the battles of the country,
aud the other hall to take care of the rebel's
If I were a commander of an army in the
South, I would make use of all the means
which God had put in my power for the sup
pression of this rebellion, whether it be in the
shape of a black man or a white man. Good !
If I commanded an army of ten thousand sol
diers, I would take care of the lives of those
men, and if I found negroes ready to work
and throw tip entrenchments, I would make
them do it while I allowed my white soldiers
to rest until it came time to charge the enemy
with the bayonet then I would tell them to
charge. (Cries of good, and cheers.) If 40
miles of entrenchments, or 40 miles ol lines of
defenses were to be made, if there were black
men enough to build them, I would make
them do it and let my white soldiers rest un
til the day ol fighting came. (Good, good,
that's the way to talk.) I do not think that
there is any man who can say aught against
that I do not care whether he belongs to one
or the other of the political parties in the State
of Ohio, (and God knows I am talking iu no
political sense to-day,) but I got up here to
appeal to you, my fellow-citizens as Americans
to know what you are willing to do, when
this Government is struggling for its existence.
If you want to see this war carried on brave
ly and vigorously, until the flag of the Repub
lic shall wave again over the 34 United States,
as I believe it will wave, you have got to make
a voice go up from the freemen of the North,
which shall be heard and obeyed in the halls
of Congress. Let the people speak and say
to the President, we are giving you men and
money for the purpose of carrying on the war,
and we want you to carry it on in earnest,
and in such a way as to put down the rebell
ion not only the regular armies o( the South,
but the guerrillas who are scouring over the
country in armed bands, and not even having
a regular commission from the so called South-
em Confederacy, and who are burning and
nlnnderinir the. homes of Union men, to such
I would have but one rule the rule which
Gen. Dumont gave to his soldiers. " Show
no quarter, and take r.o prisoners." Cheers !
This is the only rule by which you can put
down this guerrilla warfare in the South.
There is no longer a regular army to fight
regular battle, but guerrillas infest the coun
try, plundering, burning, and devastating
wherever they go. Are you going to treat
these men vho are fighting not according
;!, rrfei of cWliied warfare as soklicri? ou
nave got to treat these men just as tncy ae-x-.....i...
serve to be treated. The bullet in the field,
and the halter in the orison. fGood!! This
may look like a hard way, but remember that
to-day you are fighting for the very existence
of this Government, and remember too that
300.000 men who art to be called out within
the next 30 or 40 days are to do battle for the
maintenance of the government.
Now my friends, is this Government worth
preserving ? It is not for ourselves alone ; it
is not merely for this generation of men, but
lor the unborn millions that 1 hope are yet to
enjoy its blessings. For three-fourths of a
century we have been enjoying the benefits of
this Government and extending the ba.iners
of the Republic My friends of Champaign
and its adjoining counties, and Miami and its
adjoining counties, you are called upon to raise
two regiments of men. Every man among
you has got to put his shoulder to the wheel.
If you cannot go yourself, send a substitute to
the tattle-field. If you have not got the bone,
the muscle and the strength, you have got the
means to support some man's family who is
able and willing to go to the war ; therefore
give liberally of your means.
I know we talk of the expense of this war.
Who ever heard of a war that was not expen
sive ? For thiee-fourtha of a century you have
been living in peace and prosperity such as
has never visited any nation, and now what
is your property worth if your Government
goes down ? Your bank stock, your railroad
stock, and all your valuable property through
out the country ? Answer me that. Your
wealth will bo well invested if it takes one-
half of it to support the Government
Look at the men of the South who are try
ing to build up a state of society based upon
negro slavery they are giving their thous
ands and tens ot thousands, as well as their
labor, for the purpose of upholding the rebell
ion ; and shall it be said of the men of the
North and of the State of Ohio, that we with
held our means from the support of the best
Government the world ever saw ? You -are
called upon to fight, with men and money, the
great battles of the Republic ; and let me say
to you, one and all, acquit yourselves like men.
Be strong, be valiant ; for God never gave a
better cause to any man or set of men than
that which now calls for the men and means
of the North, for the purpose of supporting this
great and good Government.
"The Union as it Was."
We find nowhere more sensible articles or
more uncompromising in opposition to the
traitors and their Northern sympathizers than
in Harper's Weekly, which, in the beginning
of this caieer was posit'vely proslavery.
In the last number we find the following
viserous reply to the constant yelping of
Northern defenders of slavery :
Whenever vigorous military measures are
proposed there is a cry from certain people
and papers that the war is for the mainten
ance of the Constitution and the Union as it
w-as. Certainly it is ; but what then ? What
is the Union as it was? It is the Union of
the people living in thirty-four States under
one supreme national government, which by
the Constitution as it is empowered to return
obedience to its authority from every citizen
in the land, by military force if necessary.
That is whiit the government is doing.
This war is the effort of the government to
reduce armed rebels to its authority. By the
Constitution the President is made Comman-der-in-
Chief, and to use the military power
to suppress insurrection. When that military
power is counted by hundreds of thousands,
and confronted by hundreds of armed men,
when bloody battles are fonglit, cities besieg
ed, and stern blockade established there is
war between the government and insurgents,
who are at once traitors and enemies, and
who are to be subdued by every means known
When the government acts under the clause
of the Constitution which authorizes the mili
tary suppression of the rebellion, and all con
stitutional rights inconsistent with a stale of
war are suspended, for institutional immunity
against the taking ol his life by the govern
ment, except after due process of law ; mean
ing indictment, trial, etc. But the govern
ment took the life of Sidney Johnston, at Shi
loh, without any indictment or trial whatever.
Whs it an unconstitutional act? Not at all.
It was just as constitutional as the hanging of
Gordan. For the Constitution as it is author-;-pa
iKp nse of military measures, after due
warning, as much as it guarantees mdmdual
hfe and liberty, and when the Union as it was
is restored, every citizen who has lost hi, hfe
by military necessity will enjoy all the civil
eruarantees for it
And so whatever else may fall within the
scope of military necessity. By the late law
passed in the House, our army are to be fed
t ii, -non rf tliA rpbels. Every citizen
has a right to own property, but the grain and
cattle of every rebel
:1 will be promptly seized
nd appropriated to the use of the govern
ment wherever the army needs it. Does that
interfere with the Union as it was? No; it
is simply an integral part of the necessary
milatary operations to re-restore the Union as
it was. In like manner, the slaves of every
rebel who have been used agaiust the govern
ment are liberated. Does that interfere with
the Union as it was? Not at all. It is only
part of the constitutional means to restore the
Union as it was.
No, and forever no! It will be the Lmon
as it was in the very intent and words ot tne
fathers ; the Union as it was meant to be, and
the Union by God's blessing as the children
of those fathers mean it shall be.
A oood medicine for intestine disorders.
f;nio ni'lv with Dnnont's powder in &ufrk:
eut dvs to uaa.se them epeiate.
r... , - .
The Songs of The Union.
Mr country, o'tis f thco
Sweet land of Liberty,
Of thee T sing;
Land where uiy fathers died.
Land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountain's pride.
Let Freedom riug.
My native country, thee
Land of the noble free
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy rocks and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
I. II. III.
Let muaie swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet Freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break
The sound prolong.
Our father's God, to Thee,
Author of Liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With Freedom's holy light;
Protect us by thy might,
Great God, our King.
All Sorts of Good Reading.
All Sorts of Good Reading. General Butler's Woman Order---The General
Gives his Reasons for Issuing it.
Headquartkus Department of the Gulf, )
Nkw Orleans, July 2.
Mr Dear Sir : I am ns jealous of the good
opinion of my friends as I am careless of the
slanders of my enemies, and your kind ex
pressions in regard to Order No. 28 lead me
to say a word to you on the subject.
That it ever could have been so misconceiv
ed as it has been by some portions of the
Northern press, is wonderful, and would lead
one to exclaim with the Jew, " 0, Father
Abraham, what Christians these are, whose
own hard dealings teach them to suspect the
very thoughts of others."
What was the state of things to which the
woman order applied ?
We were two thousand five hunched men
in a city seven miles loug by two to four wide,
of a hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants,
all hostile, bitter defiant, exposive, standing
literally on a magazine ; a spark only needed
for destruction. The devil had entered the
hearts of the women of this town, (you know
seven of them chose Mary Magdalen for a
residence,) to stir up strife in every way pos
ible. Every opprobrious epithet, every in
sulting gesture was made by those bejeweled,
bccrinolined and laced creatures, calling them
selves ladies, toward my soldiers and officers,
from the windows of houses and in the streets.
How long do you suppose our flesh and blood
could have stood this without retort ? That
would lead to disturbances and riot, from
which we must clear the streets with artillery
and then a howl that we had murdered
these fine women. I had arrested the meu
who had hwraJied for Beauregard. Could I
arrest the women ? No. What was to be
done? No order could be made save one
that would execute itse'X With anxious,
careful thought I hit upon this': " Women
who insult my soldiers are to be regarded and
treated as common women plying their vo
cation." Pray, Low do you treat a common woman
plying her vocation in the streets ? Yju pass
her by unheeded. She cannot insult you !
As a eentleman. you can and will take no no
tice ofher. If she speaks, her words are not
opprobrious. It is only when she becomes a
continued and positive nuince that you call
a watchman and give her in charge to him.
But some of the Northern editors think
that whenever one meets such a woman, one
must stop her, talk to her, insult hr, or hold
dalliance with her, and so from their own con
duct they construed my order.
The editor of the Boston Courier may so
deal with common women, and out of the
abundance of the heart his mouth may speak
but so do not I.
Why, those she adders of New Orleans
themselves were at once shamed into proprie
ty of conduct by the order, and from that day
nrt -w-Anmn hn pilhpr insulted or annoyed auv
, o RnJ of a certainty no
23d of February last, members of my staff
were insured oy me gestures oi me tunics
there. Not so in New Orleans.
One of the worst possible of all these wo
men showed disrespect to the remains of gal-
.... -e 1 lJ
j laat young Do Kay, and you will see her pun-
! isbment, a copy ot tue oruer wnicu i mciose,
1 is at once a vindication and a construction
T ran onlv say that I would bsue it again
under like circumstances. Again thanking
you for your kind interest,
I am truly your friend,
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
Should drafting become necessary, the vol
unteer will have advantages over a drafted
man. A volunteer receives the full bounty
advftnce boUlllV) one month's pay (13)
j jn advan,,Cj anJ 575 at tu0 cuj 0f his time
1 fervice) togPlilt.r with the nmal 160 acres
! bounty land. Beside all this, his family re-
' ceives pecuniary assistance during his absence.
The drafted militia roci'-e but ?11 per mouth,
' and no inonv Wjnty.
Enormous Capture of Whales.
On Tuesday, the 8th instant, a large
I of " casing" whales were seen approaching the
land in the direction of Whiteness. The wel
come news soon spread, and boats were quick
ly manned by brave men of all classes, fully
equipped with harpoons, lances, etc., to do
battle with these monsters of the deep. Un
daunted by want of success and the inclemen
cy of the weather, after considerable delay,
the men succeeded in bringing the pack into
the Yoe of Weisdale. When they got into
shollaw and muddy water, their assailants
finding some diineulty in landing them, ana
no doubt wishing to enjoy me wnoie insieau
of two-thirds of the proceeds ol their capture,
commenced to attack them at sea. The boats
being numerous, the whales close together,
and, it is unnecessary to add, the men most
dexterous in the use of the various instru
ments of death, in a short time the whole pack
was, with few exceptions, either killed or
wounded. After being killed, the animals
were generally tossed ashore, but many es
caped wounded from their.captors, and, dying
from their wounds, sank. After a lapse of
twenty-four hours their carcases re-appeared
on the surface, and, being picked up, were
landed at places most convenient for the cap
tors. Owing to the great number of places
at which they are landed, and the great dis
tances they are from each other, it is impos
sible as yet to say the exact number captur
ed. Some reports fix it at about COO, others
at 200 ; but probably 300 or 400 is more cor
rect In the affray several boats were stove
in, and others were completely smashed and
their crews thrown into the sea ; but, fortu
nately, all the men were rescued immediate
ly, and nothing serious was the result The
news of this large capture of whales created
considerable excitement in Lerwick, and on
Saturday several gentlemen proceeded to
Weisdale, some on business and others on
pleasure, amongst whom were some gallant
riflemen, who had determined to try the ef
fect of their Enfield balls on the monsters ol
the deep, but were unfortunately too late.
Oh, What a Fall Was There!
CoMMOnor.K T.vtsall is to be courtmartial
ed, at Richmond, for ordering the Merrimac
to be blown up. This vessel was the Rebel
pride and protection ; she had sunk the Cum
berland, captured the Congress, and retarded
our movements ; and to abandon her, ignobly
to blow her into a thousand fragments, and
leave the " holy cause" and the " sacred soil"
without a protecting Merrimac, certainly de
serves death and preliminary torture. So the
torture has begun, and the death may follow.
At any rate, the old veteran, Josiah Tatuall,
" the noblest Roman of them ail," is to be
court-martialed and dealt upon at once.
Tatnall is a native of Georgia, an impetu
ous, impulsive man, easily inflamed and ex
cited, as easily depressed, by no means de
void of honorable principles, and yet more
frequently led by impulse and passion.
After a long and gallant service in our Na
vy, he entered into tlie Mexican War with
great impetuosity ; carried the little steamer
Spitfire directly under the guns of Juan, at
Vera Cruz, and only escaped being sunk by a
miracle. He bore the flag irreproachably in
every sea efterwards; impulsively carried his
i - r.i i- .1 i .v ,.,,... j
claiming. " Blood is thicker than water and,,
- u,.-. .,.i i,;. tk..ii;
ing the infernal call of States Rights, left the
Navy, shedding bitter tears, and sacrificing to
a shadow, honor, dory service and name.
No man who deserted the flag had his heart
so little iu the Rebellion aa Tatnall. And now,
alter this service, and all this secrifice, he is,
in his old age, "left naked to his enemies;"
arraigned becauac he could not, by reason of
her hesvy draft, carry the misshapen, water
logged, timber-strained, Monitor-beaten old
Merrimac up the James river, w hen Huger
was flying in panic from Norfolk, and the roads
were full of ships ready lo tatter her to pieces
or run her down or, like Touchstone in the
play, to "kill her in an hundred and fifty
I'oor old Tatnall I il is cup was mu uuiore ;
., .1 . l-.i .1 . I Til 1, rA'tnnll
tms is me lasi urop, 11. w 111 nuta
Vasitt Fair is severe on Fremont It
'With the foe most formidable and active all
around them, this Major-General throws us
his command and comes to New York, his
excuse being that the appointment of General
Pope " degrades" him. But he doesu't resign.
It is understood that he is still a Major-General
in the army, drawing his pay the same as
ever; and it is whispered in certain quarters
that another "department" will be given this
man. Very good. But let it be a depart
ment in Fort Warren, for the General who
deserts his command ana ms country uponao
Uimsy an excuse a3 frcmonr, gives, ougn'. 10
be shut np. In some couutries he would be
shot. We respectfully suggest to Mr. Secre
tary Stanton that if it be right, to keep Gene-
! ral Stone in close confinement
all tins time
without letting that officer or the public know
what earthly reason there is for his incarcera
tion, that the imprisonment of John C. Fre
mont, who, as everybody knows, has proved
a precious humbug, might not be entirely im
proper. We are sick of Fremont. He is the
worst in the business.
A t iVirt tf. Tmnm-Mir. Convention in Fair-
field County, Ohio. Dr. Olds offered the fol
lowing resolution, which was enthusiastically
a T Tlinf mr arc in f:iVOr of thfi
Union as it was. the Constitution as it is, and
,t, nrrrrocs where thev are."
This h the sentiment ol oaticnal. patriotic
President LikCOLS must have his joke.
Talking on the gravest subject, he can not re
frain from telling his story or cracking his jest.
The New York Commercial Advertiser relates
There is reason to believe that the Presi-
deut receives no small amount of advice from
politicians, who intrude upon him with their
opinions, and who are sometimes rather more
than courteous. " I tell vou. Mr.
President," said a Senator one day, '' unless a
proposition for emancipation is adopted by the
Government, we will all go to the d L
this very moment we are not over one mile
from h II." " Terhaps not," replied the Tres-
idont, as I believe that is about the distance
from here to the Capitol, where you gentle
men are in session.
1 McClellan's army was to capitulate, it
would remind our jovial President of some
" fellow" ouVin Illinois who, while doing some
service for a friend, was caught in a man-trap
on his friend's premises. If Stonewall Jack
son should throw himself suddenly on Pope
jnd cut his command to pieces, or should be
seen one bright morning in Baltimore, or be
fore Washington, with 100.000 men, the merry
Lincoln would pause to tell a story of some
disagreeable " chap" who used" always to
" turn up" when and where he was least ex
pected. The other day, a distinguished public officer
of this State was at Washington, and, in an
interview with the President, introduced the
question of slavery emancipation, upon which
the Administration has so long been playing
fast and loose. ,: Well, you see," said Mr.
Lincoln, " we've got to be mighty cautious
how we manage the negro question. If we're
not, we shall be like the barber out in Illinois,
who was shaving a fellow with a hatchet face
and lantern jaws like mine. The barber stuck
his finger in his customer's month, to make
his cheek stick out ; but, while t-having away,
he cut through the lellow's cheek aud cut of)
his own finger! If we don't play mighty
smart about the nigger, we shall do as the
A Good Joke all Around.
There is a quaint humor attached to some
body connected with the Rochester Express
that breaks out in spots occasionally in that
sheet, as witnesses the following: A gen
tleman, (whose name we suppress for " obvi
ous reasons,") while returning home with the
family purchases on Saturday evening, step
ped into an oyster saloon on Main street, to
refresh himself with a stew. While thus en
gaged, a friend who had followed him in, ab
stracted from his groceries a package contain
ing a pound of coffee, and having emptied it,
re-QlIed the paper with sawdust and restored
it to its original place. The mistake was not
discovered till the follow ing morning, when
the wife of the " injured man" prepared his
breakfast Laboring under the misapprehen
sion that the grocer had swindled him, the
husband retnrned the sawdust in the morning,
and indignantly demanded, and finally receiv
ed, its equivalent in Old Java. The unhappy
grocer, w ho is notoriously subject to fits of
'; absent mindodness," declared most solemn
ly that it was unintentional, and that, really,
it was little the worst mistake he ever com
mitted ! What renders the transaction still
more perplexing is, that "for the life of hun
1 J . . ..
be can t remember u-here he got the savdust :
Ox the night ot July 3, a comet was obscrv-
ej w;tn the comet-seeker at the Dudlev Ob-
SPrva(orv. in the northern heavens, beintr
at30ut 14 degrees to the north-east of the pole
star On examining it with tlie large Equa-
tor;a) jt naa the appearance of a bright ncbu-
, siiKhtly condeused at the center. There
nr. rvidfncf. of anv tail whatever the
envelope being nearly round and equally dis
tributed on all sides. Iu the absence of moon
light, it could be seen with the naked eye.
It apparently travels with unexampled ve
locity. There is also reason to lx-lieve that the
President receives no small amount of advice
from politicians, who intrude upon him with
their opinions, and who are sometimes rather
more emphatic than courteous, " I tell you,
r. -rwiL,, . &. A, v
. '. ' , Ij i
Wa a nrrvriniltmn for pmannnation IS aaOTHCU
by the Government, we will all go to the
rl 1 A t this verv moment wre are not over
r.r. .-. , - ,
one mile from h L" " Perhaps not" replied
the President, "as I believe that is just about
the distance from here to the Capitol, where
you gentlemen are in session." HWi. Cor.
The Fr90 Trade. The Auburn (N
Advertiser says the catching of frogs at Mon
tezuma has become quite a considerable trade.
It adds : " For three or four seasons past,
tn-n men have made the impaling of froc their
busiuess Every olhlir iay they ship from
Auburn a barrel of doss for the New York
Buffalo market. They make very handsome
wages, The methed of securing these basso
profundus ol the marshes is very similar
for fish. The men paddle off through
the marsh in the night with a dark lantern,
They approach the haunt ot the frog very
quietly, and, when uear enough, throw their
dart with a certainty acquired by practice, al
ways hittin" them back of the head, killing
j them instantly. The hind-quarters are then
I carefully skinned and cut off, placed in barrels
! and sent to their destination. H.ej generally
secure two or three hundred in a
are paid ?6 a hundred.
Trfhe are artesian we.ls in China more than
' llou-and feet deeP'
! Water-tigst compartments in vessels are
' not a modem invention the
thorn hundreds vf yeai ao.
j making up some puis (monitors;, epeciauy
j intended as a pre -entail ve, or cure, for one of
, John Bull's (cheers) chronic diseases bostil
! itv to republican institution?. The "old gen
emnhatic ! ileman" may find them to big to swallow,
j The worst Bread of Dcgs m the World.
( The " dogs of war."
to j rclrRE Music for Rebels. The devil's tat
spearing j toa
j The CMvaTry were bent
Commodobe Gregory who was prevented,
by a sudden call to duty, attending the re
cent Union demonstration in New ITavcD,
sent the following pithy note:
"Excuse me to my patriotic friends, as I
am obliged to go. Tell thein I am just now
aud too hard to bite. His cure will ba Cer-
tmD 11 ,,e crer taKes tales lMm- 1 81ja" saJ'
t:tain me uovernment, ngui or wrong, m
cradling the Rebellion. My keel was miu
on Union blocks, and my course will be tru
lo llje L"ion always. GREGORY."
Drntso the President's Tiait to the Army of
the Potomac, he dismounted, ascended tlia
ramparts ot the newest fortification, and brief
ly addressed the soldiers. He said he had
come to ses for himself and to know thegj'tu
ation of affairs, and that lie should go back
satisfied. It was said tbey had been whipped.
It was not o, and never would be. He knew
the men lie saw around him would prova
equal to the task before them, and never giv
up without going into Richmond He had
been nnable to sleep from anxiety, but after
he bad seen and heard, he should go back to?
Washington satisfied that it was all rvjhl with
the Army of the Potomac He declared his
confidence in the army and its cornmanrleT, in
all the men and all the officers ; all, alike, wer
men deserving the confidence ei the country.
He was cheered at every sentence.
We are told a strange story by the Lancas
ter, Pa., Express. It says that at a late dis
tribution to about two hundred persons in that
city of money sent home by the soldiers, six
ty American women, out of ninety who called
for their portions, were unable to write their
names, while there was not one of a large num
ber of German women, who rereived money,
that coukl not sign her name in a legible man
ner. The reason assigned for this difference:
is that the children of both sexes, in Germany,
are compelled by the State to avail thcmselvet
of the free school system. EJucatioa k not
only made a privilege but a duty.
Tub final report of Messrs. Holt and Robett
Dale Brown, Commissioners on Ordnance con
tracts, is made. They say, they barve effected
a saving to the Government, on the contract
for anus made prior to the accession of the
present Secretary of War, to the amonnt of
$17,000,000. Tucy point out three errors ia
First: That twice as many arms were con
tracted for as was needed.
SetoiiJ; That Springfield muskets weret
contracted for at $20 ft piece, although $16
afforded a fair profit to the manufacturer, ami
plenty of manufacturers were willing to fur
nish them at that price.
Third: That there has been a total (iisre--gard
of the act of March 20, 1809, which re
quires all such contracts to be preceded b
A Bn.oi.xs Wovas is America. Tlitf
Green Bay (Wisconsin) Advocate gives thar
following instance of the industry and skill of
a Belgian woman:
"As a specimen of Western enterprise, we
will state that several days ago we bought of
a Belgian woman four thousand good shin
gles, which bhe informed us she had split and
shaved and packed aU herself, and trad yoked
ui her two cows and brought them to mark
et, a distance of fourteen mile.- One of th
cows gave milk, which, With tread sha
brought ta home, served as her food on that
trip, which oeeupied two days.
The woman will soon be the owner of
well improved farm1.'
Tiiet say that time is money; and he who
owes money generally wants to get as mucbt
timo tor it as possible.
Lovrjor, of 111., in a speech i Congress,
said: "We are bound to-strike down- slavery;
gentlemen need not cry the' Constitution lor
ts defence." That's the abolition sentiment,
, " , , ,
A w H'at -sPeaks of 1 "recrmg en-
denee of the oatriotie determination- of the
ueu" ul 1
people to sustain the Government,'' publishes
a substitute for coffee by which those using
it may avoid the coffee tax.
Colors liable to run. The colors of tb
Tux rebels afe fleet of foot, but they could
n't escape Foote's fleet
Tnt best road to New Orleans. The shell
Fatroxs of the Ring Marry ing people.
A Feist. Most of the swooning by femi-
For r K V to bleed-
They've clearly proved they're good in-test,
Birt very queer ln-BKED.
New cap for the Southern Army. Capitulation.-
Tnoss who are not in the neighborhood of
1 1 J inl nrniMtl-fl tlrf fftrmentation
: oaners auu tunuv. i'i"-
I called yeast, may make a better substitute a
I follows:- Boil one pound of, flour quarter of
a pound ol brown suga , a - -J:."
tWO gallons Ol nn.c. .v"
rnilkwarrar, bottle and cork it dose, and it.
w ill be ready for use iu twenty-fours hoars.-
fri'nijh: A in'.rkan.