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77 BLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT, LIKE THE DEWS OF HEAVEN, SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ALIKE, UPON THE HIGH AND THE LOW, THE RICH AND THE POOR.
EBENSBURG, PA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1863.
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Xo Irish Xcel Apply."
The other Jay as I walked out
Upon a wild goose chase,
isnw n advertisement
Abuut a decent place,
I knew will that the place would suit,
I',i;t I can't t!l you why,
T'etady said, did you not read,
y.lr..-h iited apply!"
C 'tis my country you dislike,
1 ru.tily can't tell why.
But you lose youcsenses
When rou say, no Irish need apply !
Y -'I talk cUiut jour soldiers
But tell me if you can.
If the Invest of them all
Are "t true Irishmen ?
When this RyV-llion first broke out,
' We want nieD." w.is the cry,
B::t r.iey never rnaAc an exception by
"No Irish need apply!"
If 'tis my couiitry you dislike, &c.
Of Gen- r:il and of Statesmen, too.
Old Ireland can boast ;
The lVts, too, well known to you,
Are Universal Hosts ;
There's Campbell. 'Moore and Conner,
And G "Idsmith, by the by!
V.'herf will you find their "equals?
"No IriiNU i.eed apply !"
J';'. take a trip to Ireland,
They'll treat you like a man :
The whiskey they'll pour into you
As long as you can stand.
With heart and hand they'll welcome you,
Then tell me the reason why
Our ears offend w ith that dirty cry,
" No Irish need apply "
And when you leave this world of care,
They'll put you in the earth,
F they serve us alike when dead.
No matter what's our birth ;
They'll make no such exceptions then
Between either you or I ;
But I Lope Old Nick has on bis door
" Nu Irish nted apply !"
"Golly Ise Free!" On Thursday,
jut nine o'clock, parties around the
'Wui House were startled by the loud
" golly Tso fn dey don't get me
?iin." A search revealed a sable son of
Afiica, clad in blue shoddy, armed with
.Springfield rifle and fixed bayonet ; and
' the panoply of an American soldier.
fc-n he recovered bis breath and had
time to answer the numerous questions of
ws. curious fellow'-countryraen, he told
'hem that when he enlisted, the .colonel
promised him all sorts of good things ;
K" added he pathetically, "when dey
P me in de barracks I found dat I was
no tetter dan da whie trash, and so I left,
ttd here goes for Catharn." Windsor
The 1ivalCaniuate. Acorrespon-
tjinone worse because it has appeared
That time the
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waf 141(1 n Lower Mississippi Very
ff 7 u happened in several places. Pol
are very much alike.
5daItefuue upon "apoor
V: i x ' who had a vole to ive, if he
ittt0Td MS Wn m'ing. The
the e ' unC?' a8k0d him if ehouW hold
T. whuh seemed to be uneasv. and
.rl'nting readily, he took
- v the horns nn.l V.nU ;n .v
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mie' inquired the candi.
aid the old man ; He's
Hiiwl , l , ,fUU 1,18 o man ;
Jmd th. barn,
I From the N. Y. Freeman's Journal.
The Pobllc Ruin Who Must
The rare delusion has nossessed an un
thinking public that, some way, this war
is feeding itself. The infamous class of
newspapers that deceive the public, points
to the activity and the luxury prevailing
in the North States, as evidence that out
jrojcrity is not even unfavorably affected
by the war. The fundamental truths of
political economy arc not abstruse, yet
they are not generally understood- The
nomenclature of public finance, by its
pompous pretensions, imposes on the un
wary, and leads them to consider the mat
ter one too deep for common men to fath
om. Let us simplify affairs a little.
The territory embraced, or held: by the
late United States, presented a vast un
occupied acreage, giving room and verge
for industry profitably to develop. No
healthy man or woman was compelled to
be idle, except by temporary mismanage
ment, which speedily corrected itself.
The jopulation was engaged in jyroduchig.
The bounties of earth and of climate were
such that production was in excess.
Hence rose a class of non-producers, living
on the proceeds of wonderfully enhanced
values, and consuming, vithout producing.
Luxuries multiplied, and the preparing of
these opened new fields for industry and
enterprise. Accumulated production, and
the desire to live without manual labor,
drew the fortunate, and those that aspired
to be such, to cities, to live on the labor
of others. Necessity, at brief periods,
came in to correct such excesses, and, every
tew years, a new brood pushed "out to oc
cupy vacant lands, and to replenish the
demands for production. Thus, with
nothing harder than individual discomfort
here and there, the general resources of
the people of the United States went on
augmenting. At length, in their self-con
ceit, they thought they had solved the
tangled problem that Providence has ap
pointed -for men to be exercised with
They thought" they had taken a bond of
fate, and could flourish without farther
care of God, or regard for the laws He
has established in the order of nature
The breaking up of the Union between
the States, changed the relations of their
peoples from harmony and mutjal ad van
tage into hostile and warring States.
That portent found the granaries and
storehouses of the country groaning with
the accumulations of years of unexampled
proppenty our holds tull and pouring
over with the elements of exuberant
The war between the States cut off the
mutually advantageous commerce between
their respective peoples. For two and
half years, it has taken from a million to
a million and a half of men, from a North
crn population of some twenty millions.
One million, at the least, of these men
were producers, not mere consumers of pro-
ductive industry. Yet, so prodigious was
the surplus of accumulated production,
that its holders found rather a benefit than
an injury in the revulsion. With those
were not holders with many clashes
of the poor there was, two years ago.
wan misery. But this tended, chiefly, to
recruiting the army, while women, chu-
Iren, and men, incapaciated for war, were
huddled out of sight, to groan and die
The appearances of prosperity were kept up
But, urho have been paying for this
From a million to a million and a half of
men, out of a population of twenty mill
ions, have been turned from producers to
non-productive consumers. Add to this
that, while at least one million of these
soldiers were producers, only a minority
of the twenty millions were of the actively
producing classes. Add, farther, that
this million and a half have not merely
been idle consumers, but have been turned
into active destroyers of what were, lately,
elements of our common prosperity. Add
to this the waste of war, and the embez
zlements of public property by another
army of unprincipled and greedy specula
tori in contracts. Add to this the extra
vagant outlay and consumption that these he same acknowledgments of transgressing
beggars, put on horseback, have been in- gents, that they owe thus much. -
dulging in, involving frightful exhaustion t We dare not blame the prudence of any
and waste of real values. Add to this $ne having values in these .States, if-be-
the increasing crowds of maimed and dis- coming frightened at the certainty of ap-
eased, and of helpless widows and orphans, proaching ruin, he exchanges those values
Who is to pay who is now paying for for greenbacks or " bonds," and, the same
all this ! at the ruling rates, gets what gold he
They tell us that the war is self-sup- can for the paper, and gets that gold out
porting, because they are incurring no of the country before ' the Government'
foreign debt. The funds are advanced at Abe, S. P. C. & Co. seize his gold as
home, and so, they assure us, the money a " military necessity," exchanging for it
tinues to grow on the brawny arms of the
sons of toil, so sure is it that the money
getting bumpkins who have loaned their
money- to usurping sharpers pretending to
administer a Government, will lose their
" investments." The moneyed fools, who
trusted agents exceeding their commiss
ions, will forfeit all of their advances, ex
ecpt such as they push off on other fools.
The States that is, the people of each
State as an organized community, will,
not for devotion to the ideal of high prin
ciple, but as a legitimate plea for getting
rid of an intolerable debt, and of intoler
able taxation,' repudiate the Federal power
as having exceeded its functions.
We appeal to no once-supposed higher
advance in the scale of political liberty,
which we used to claim for Americans.
We simply say that sophists, like Seward,
raised is " only changing hands." An some farther " certificates of indebted
imbecile, who thin ks he owns nearly two ness."
millions of dollars worth of property, said On what does this " currency " depend?
that in the street the other day. The The Administration has substituted its
immense outlays in artillery, small arms, promises and its certificates titat it is in debt
powder, forage, and quartermaster's stores for the gold that capitalists owned. Cap-
are only " changing hands !" Well, they ital has thus been made a partner and
do cliange hands very often. Lee cap- supporter of this new-fangled " Govern-
tures Meade's trains, now and then, and nient," unknown to our ancestors. If it I are viistaken in supposing that this people
Bragg made a swoop on Rosecrans' sup- J happens that, next year, or a year or two have fallen so much below the level of
plies! It is all m the family, however ; later, the peoples, of the btates of New their luropean ancestors. l lie most aes-
but who pays? York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 1 potic of European powers dares not, at
Barring what is stolen by contractors Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wis- this day, so trifle with the inalienable
and their official accomplices, the muni- consm and Michigan should conclude to rights of a people. Americans will learn
tions of war are expended, consumed, made " let the Union slide," in the classic lan- now, and will vindicate liieir rights,
an end of. The powder, when fired, is guage of Major-General Banks should . .-
mostly expended in smoke, or in propell-J the peoples of these and other States,! Story of a Sailor.
ing round shot to batter brick-and-mortar I acting each in their highest, unalienated I Four years ago I left the port of Bos-
ort Sumter, or to plough up more J and inalienable capacities as organized ton, th? master of a line ship bound for
scientific earthworks. Sometimes it avails J and sovereign communities, determine to I China. 1 was worth ten. thousand dollar,
to kill somebody, lately a citizen of the J disown and discard the Federal agency j and was the husband of a young and
United States. Is this a provident way J that had, without constitutional warrant, I handsome wife whom I married ; fcix
of values " chan"inf hands?" Who pays? I incurred overwhelming debts should they months before. V hen L left her 1 prom-
Whv, the accumulatea capital of the by simply refusing to recognize or send ised to return to her in less than twelve
country is paying for it, and is becoming J Representatives to Congress, or Electors months. I took all my money with me,
rapidly exhausted in doing it. Look at to Colleges for the choosing of a Preai- save enough to support my wife during
what the banks have done, and are now- derit, let the federal powcr lapse, with J my absence, for the purpose ot T trading,
doin". The banks are institutions into nothing to depend on but its army, and ! when in China, on my account, rora
which capitalists put part of their wealth, I that army made up of people of the States, long time we were favored with a pros-
which means gold the universal measure and paid only in Federal greenback paper I perous wind, but when in China sea .a
of value. "The Government," as Lin-I if these thuigs should happen, what terrible storm came upon us, so that in a
coin, Seward, and Shin-Plaster Chase call would be the fate of those foolish moneyed 1 short time I saw that the vessel must be
themselves, have induced and pressed the bumpkins who have exchanged their gold lost, for we were drifting on the rocks of
banks of New York to loan to them more and their real values for the shinplasters of an unknown shore. I ordered the men
than these banks can lose, without ruin. Messrs. Lincoln, Seward and Chase ? fo provide each for himself, in the best
They are now pressing the Banks to loan I Reduced to simple terms the matter I possible manner, and forget the ship as it
them all tlie rest of their capital once the I stands, that cajrital, a cowardly thing, and was an impossibility to save her. e
equivalent of gold and take piper promt'- handled by a low order of intellect, places struck a sea threw me upon the rocks
ses to pay, instead of real values given. I its hopes in the artillery and bayonets of senseless, and the next would have carried
The alternative of the banks is, forthwith j a usurped Administration of Federal me back into a watery grave, had not One
to break and wind up in debt to their de- Government. Capitalists feel and see of the sailors dragged me further upon
positors and creditors, or to protract the J that what they have loaned to these j the rocks.
agony and lose everything at a date slightly Washington people are 11 permanent invest- There were only four of us alive, and
more distant. As they are cowardly ments !" They do not hope ever to get when morning came we found we were on
affairs, they will probably put off the evil back their capital. So they try to com- a small uninhabited island, with nothing
day, and shut their eyes to the utter ruin fort themselves with thinking that this to eat but the wild fruit common to that
before them. , capital can be made a funded stock, on portion of the earth. 1 will not distress
Values are simply " changing hands," which they can draw interest. They make I you by an account of my suffering there ;
are they ? The farmer parts with his consolatory reflections on the British debt suffice it to say that we remained sixty
wheat and Indian corn with his bullocks forgetting two things ; first the essen- days before we could make ourselves
and his sheep, and liis swine with his tially different constitution of English so- known. We were taken to Canton, and
butter, his vegetables, &c, &c, and takes ciety, and, second, that the government of there I had to beg ; for my money was at
nome what ! Promises to pay ! Prom- England is not, like that of the United the bottom of the sea, and I had not taken
ises made by whom ? By the agents of a States was, an artificial arrangement, the precaution to have it insured,
certain artificial and delegated form of drawn upon paper, and agreed to by It was nearly a year before I found a
Government called a " Union," for defi- States having a distinct and natural sover- chance to come home, and then I, a cap.
nite and limited purposes, of States, each eignty independent of jxijter Constitutions, tain, was obliged to ship as a common
one of whom claims for itself, according In the end, the reliance is not on constitu- sailor. It was two years from the time I
to the constitutional law, ultimate sover- tions, not on law, not on rigid, but on the left America that I landed in Boston. 1
eignty ! How do those agents come to brute force of armies Their only hope was walking in a hurried manner up one
have any authority ? By the Constitution J is that capital will be able permanently to of its streets, when I met my brother-in-
Is the power they are now executing con- hire soldiers enough to stand with Bayonets law. He could not speak, nor move, but
stitutioncd? Do they pretend that it b! pointed at the breasts of the laboring he grasped my hand, and the tears gushed
The farmer, then, takes home, in re- classes, to compel the latter to keep at from his eyes,
turn for his hard-earned values, the prom- work, at starvation prices, so as to pay " Is my wife alive?" I asked.
ises of agents that have, confessedly, ex- the interest on the two or three thousand He said nothing.
ceeded their powers. I give an agent millions of dollars that capitalists have Then I wished I had perished with my
power to collect. floating debts. Some loaned to Lincoln, Seward and S. P. C. ship, for I thought my wife was dead;
o ; VoolUh ftnnnah toive him title to We can tell these capitalists, whofe in- but he very soou said:
real estate in my name. Caveat venditor, tellects, by addiction to money-hoarding,
says the law. The seller runs his own have been blinded to a higher order of
risk. I never authorized my agent to ideas, that their hopes are vain.. They
meddle in real estate. 'have put their trust in lies, and have made
As the farmer for his produce, so the falsehood their refuge ilia overnowing
scourge will assuredly carry them away.
We hope, but we are not assured, that
enough of the political virtues of our fore
fathers remains to save . free institutions
among us. But, if not, the despotism
that is to succeed is, in no case, going to
be founded on the vulgar, ignorant, shoddy
class, who, because they keep carriages,
and bedeck themselves with expensive
"cw-gaws, fancy that they can form an
As sure as the sun continues t6 thine
in the heavens ; as sure as' muscle con-
She opened the wWlow and asked-
" Who is there! ' - J
" Sarah, do you. know me?" aid L '
She screamed with fright, for she
thought me a ghost ; but I told her to un
fasten the door and let me in for I wanted
to see my wife. She let me in and gave
me a light, and I went up stairs to my
wife's room. She lay sleeping quietly.
Upon her bosom lay one child whom I
had never seen. She was as beautiful as
when I left her, but I could see a mourn
ful expression upon her face. Perhaps
she was dreaming of me. I gazed for a
long time I did not make any noise, for
I dare not wake her. . At length I im
printed a soft kiss upon he check. Her
eyes opened clearly as though she had not
been sleeping. I saw that she began to-
be frightened, and I said ,
" Mary it is your husband."
And she clasped me about the neck and
But I cannot describe to you that 6cene.
She is now the happy wife of a poor man.
I am endeavoring to accumulate a little
property, and then I will leave the eea
C3 A not very skillful mason was em
ployed to build an oven, which he com
pleted in his usual style. The first time
it was used, the whole structure tumbled
into ruins, and the owner having found
the mason, the following conversation oc
" I have some news for you."
"Ah! What is it?"
"The oven you have built for mo has
" Oh that is nothing new if it had
fallen up that would ' have been . news in
deed." In spite of his vexation, the
owner had to laugh at the mason's cool
ness, and left him to seek a good work
man to rebuild the oven.
fty While at Berryville, Virginia,
writes an army correspondent, we estab
lished our lines, and all persons residing
within them were required to take the
oath of allegiance. An intelligent coun
traband' wishing to go through, on learn
ing the requisition, very innocently asked;
"What is de oath?" -
" You must swear to support the Con
stitution," replied the marshal.
" Why," .said Sam, " 1 can't hardly
support de ole woman, times is so dread
ful hard !"
The marshal let him pass.
A Doctor Souk Dr. Spoouer- was
walking down the street the other day,
when he saw two boys on the sidewalk
apparently searching for something.
One of the lads remarked just as he
leached them, " Well, five dollars is worth
So the doctor stopped and searched
awhile. Finally he got tired and Baid to
the bovs, " Have vou lost a five dollar
No sir," said they, " but we don't
know but what we could find one."
. The doctor left the lads in a hurry.
" A Whole Nageu." At a recent
negro celebration, an Irishman stood lis
tening to Frederick Douglass, who was
expatiating upon Government and Free
dom, and as the orator came to a period
from the highest political heights, the
Irishman said : ' .
... " liedad, he speaks well for a nager."
" Don't you know," said one, " that he
isn't a negro ? he is only half negro."
" Only a half nager, is be ? Well if a
lialf nager can talk in that style, I'm
thinking a whole nager might beat tho
prophet Jeremiah 1" , ,
owner of other values, takes these promi
ses to pay. The merchant takes them for
his wares. He paid gold for his goods,
or he once owned gold,-or its equivalent,
and now he parts with these for an ob
scure promise to pay, or rather an ac
knowledgment of debt for they no longer
even promise to pay of agents that have
trampled on the Constitution by which
alone ' they have any authority ! The
owner of real-estate congratulates himself
that "prices are sustained," and he parts
with lands and houses, taking as hi price
"She is alive."
Then it was my turn to cry for joy.
He clung to me and said : .
" Your funeral : sermon has been
preached for we thought that you were
dead for a long time.". . i -' ,
.He said that my wife was living in our
cottage in the interior of the State, It
was then about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, j
and I took a train of cars that would
carry me within 25 miles of my wife.
leaving the cars, I hired a loy though it j
" Ah Doctor how is my wife
The Doctor shook his head and said :
".You must prepare for .the worst."
" What !" exclaimed the alarmed hus-
band, , " is she likely to recover F'
C3 A lady who had boasted highly,
at a dinner party, of the good manners of
the little darling, addressed him thus :
Charley, ray dear, won't you have
f some liwns ?" " '
. "No!" was the ill-mannered reply of
the petulant cherub. ..
" No what ?" quizzed the lady.. . .
" No bejui",' replied the urchin.
was nicrht, to drive me home. It was 4 w . - .
c . i fcj- A man out est is so stingv, that
about two o'clock in the morning when j hold.s his breath when ihe tailor is ta
that sweet little cottage of mine appeared j' king his mcapure for a salt of clothes, o
in s'Hit. . I got out of the carriage and j that it take less cloth.
went to the window of the room where
the servant girl slept, and gently knocked.
2" A great lorlane in the hand of- a
fool is a crrat mis-fortune.