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M'CONNELSVILLE, AUGUST 10 1SCG.
Oltlto, MoMtliwtst Corner of l'ulllr Rqnnrr.
I'UCLISHKD EVt I!' . FRIDAT MOUSISO.
T K R M Si
or on xt ir, nayabli' In sdvanro , -i-r
ix month, o.ivnhle. In fldvauoo -m
I or tlnee mmilli. payalilc in advance - -
WM. QLKNN, I'roriictor.
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A FARM WALK.
BY MISS ROBERTTI.
Tlifi year f luoit nl II npilnnx
A ntl Uuir lli Nitli wiw Mnwlnic,
A blent of lumlm cams from tlin flm.-kl,
flrcrn Imrdr thlii'.'s netu growing ;
I nielli uiuld with VhimHtf to- k ; ' ;
' VI1C1 nil Iky Miic wfro lowing.' '
phe wore" a Ikerchl'-f mi her iiei'lc, ' '.
Hit bare, nun slmwc-l It dimple,'
Her apiun fpreuJ ilh-uit a p-eU ,
Her air wi 'flunk and simple.
filic milked intd a wvidcri pail
jn rung a country ditty,
An luii'ji ' vnt f"iul hvi i' lute,
Tint w Ml Un ti''t rill)',; , 4 ;
i'atholieatly rilM'oaf, ' "
Tuo poimkn lor the, city., , . ,
.' 1 ''',-.
t-ht V-l I III tVn .iihouf it Heat, ' ' ' .
Ait true 11s i-liiiit li lull linger",
I'ntcs she liippi-il tlini' with licr frct,
l)i-H('iccz'-J It wilii li r II11K01.1 ; "
Hot !tiii-un-luilii J iinlc.i Mio nvcet
Ah many a ptucti. e-i .iii.-r's.
1 Htn'id n minute out of ci:lit,
' Kf'nl nlli nl I'll-11 minute
Tye ll'f l ail, and crnns lit' , '
frulliin:; niilk wlLl.iii il ', 1
. T ryo the comely milk'nnr muM, , , .
ilcrsilf Kofiih ulid crc.iniy''; ' ' '
"lioi'i u:iy to you,-' nt lust I x.ild ;
Kim tumid tier head to eo 1119 ;
"JcK(3 il l)','- Kill) ftlill Willi lirtcil
Her eyes looked suit 11 ml iliciiny.
: And all tho while i-ha milkud and milked ,
Tim jiiave cow heavy laden ;
I've vccii i:umh1 pluniod and r-ill:c0,
Hut not u nvctUr maiden J
lint not nfei liir, lieMi'T maid '
TI11111 Hi in In limiu'ly coUnn,
Wbohe plea-lint l'a a and iliky Inaid
J liavc not yvt rui'jjutteu.
. - ' i i . ! . ;: ' . ' ;2
Fcvcn cpiiiig!" liavo ps d mhos tlion, I
i'oiint with a ol.ou uoiiww ; . .-
fcovt'O. pi.rloK have vum and pa-'-fd hip by,
And Kpihig xctx In to niuriuw.
I've lialf a mind to hIi.iUo mynuir
l'MeJunt for once from London,"
To uituiy ivoik upon tlio nln'ir
', And l?ao it done or unjoin
T run down liy Hip early train,
11- Whirl down with ulirick and tt'uintk',
" ytnd feci tho hlull North blow again, '
And Jiiark the nyioiitinu tlib tlo ,
tcKijI oO wait putch or thi iaiio 1 !
Jt'ii giecn unit tender biltl. -' -
- And cpy tli carce blown violet baukn,
t ('ili-p priiiiloxe leavci uu d otliCH,
And nutili tlie Inmbii loiip al tlutir lirauks
Abd bulttloiir patient luotliuid.
Alan, one point in nil y jaii .. . . . , ,
tly teii.HH thoui;hti (U iuur to ;
jcvcii )iiil liavo pa.-icd lor nuld Btid man,
Jjcvun ycuin ham pinned lor her too ; ,
" I'erlinpn my rose is oiMoui,
Not rosy or too loiiy ;
I'eihapa in farmkou-c of her oys
Bond) httband IceiM her cosy,'
, Wlicrq 1 tlibiild cliuw a fi s unltuowii,
Coud byo, my waysldo posy.
The Returned Soldier's Soliloquy.
From the I. a Ciokhu ( Wlncon!n) Democrat. J
Licit J-hy, blue ruin! Cio into the ilyc tub
InlO llio lug bu,, uiiytthere out Ct tuy Sight
jL'Vr tlirca yciu'4 J wore 1I1030 bluo dmld,
now, tliunk ijotl, thry ure cQ uud unco liiuru
1 tun in commnml ol inyeir. Ami if want
ij-d foul, I'll bo J J! Learned (. twcar
Wbttt in llio devil did I CO to war (or?
That's the queutioii? What did 1 out bard tack
for (JilnU wimtniw-ary whisky carry a mulu'd
' Jond elci-p 111 tho imul sulkr in hoiitul
lose limb lor T Who know f
I etlisU'd lo envc tlio Union.
I went lo wur to (ml down the rebcllioti.
I fought to pttuisli trailor.4.
.1 killed jicoj.lu lo rebioio tho liannony
1 wnt to wnr 100111151" t !:ut wa In o!J iin:m
tho way to atrioUuui.
And wlml wna tliiro gnini'd ? I Imd S13
li.ciilli. 1 10 Jo fliiuili ' nunc fi oMi lull
lo llio lied tiivcr, uinj tiampi'd from lii'li
lo lioli alniost nil lor nothing.
1 fought tu keep lli i Union whole,
row, wticD tho )var m ended, I urn tolJ
Jlgut);i ilivided, and 1 1 1 u I li-gitilulion ulono
ri'storo the Union I ' 'I'lica why In thumlei
must 1 lose three yen rs l'f timo uud 11 limb
till this work :nuiit Lo done by Cinigrei-s?
Vhat did Con'rcBJ' tvunt- of ntu if
woio u niillion of u killu by ilruiilaii, lliicv
' ttijf, cotton Blialing, tilvorvnre-linnlinL;,
upstart, political gcni'mla , who
tip like rooktla uud cuuio down like elicka,
Congrese can or could rctoro tho Union
legislation t , - '. : ' '
1 went lo lLo war In gocd Inith, "' -
'. f 1 (ought a rcoro of tiim-'H, nml tho more
R (ought uud tho ktd I ttolo (ho slower
j jiromotion, :
,' 1 lelptd make a di'sscn gciicrujj, Dfiy cokjutla
uud u hundred oilier nflicerd rich, . '
I have lu;!grd uuniy u piano, rosewood
- stend, iniiibla-top table, rubiuot U books, m
sola and uch alufj out of Southern
Jiomts to te suit North (or llic Ufo of my
pcrior i lliicr, uud tho oiloinnifiit of his
Y in iho N t til. '1'his wax tho big dnrt fur
down (ha rebellion f Uicut Ci jd,
;lj;Utliig roiuK 0 our (.uerulu did
1 wont to wnr lor lo(i wages than I could
have earned at home. And my wifo vrni often
starving while 1 wnB nwry. And my children
becamo dirty nnd ragged in 1 my (arm ran lo
wit'di my plifp ran down my tools wore
slole.n or loot my place in filled by another
I camo homo a cripplo, liW.d with discne, nnd
am now loolved upon by tlio enmc nun who
wai ted me t.jgo to wur, much fl people look
upon fome dind beat who I1O8 gone through
for till their cparc stumps.
And th Ari(i!ilionist9 who forgot (0 taliO
care o( soldiers' families Iho Abolitionists
who told us llmt the llemncrnts wanted the
Union d!;-?'ilvrd lln Abolitionists who said
Ih'inoeiaH turn trnilorf Iho Aliolitionit
who Rtnid nl nomo nnd daro not fif;ht, except
in tho form of n moll, in tlio nltack o( tomo
dufcufelcws Di'liiocinl, now tell us tho d d
cowardly truilor npd ra-.':ftlly thieves wo l.avo
found tlw in to bo lh.it
The In. w wur did iiollc K-.iC thu Unnm I
The war was Ihrri'fjre a lailure I
The white men of the Noilh were no match
lor tl c white nion o( the youth.
Tho war would hnvc ended in detent for the
North but l'o( iho negroes I
This in what Aboli'.iuniiils loll ill. lti'ckon
they will have a grod timo gMting U3 i;uiiiicd
soldi; rs engnj il-iii nuothir ciu-r.iL' for rotten,
nigger, mn.es nnd ttoVn pluiuler, taken by
foicc of lh." liiyt net f:oin v.vjncrt cud childicii.
' It eeeni) to me if the late war was a gag
it hunitntg a d d wirko.l, tifntmuiblp, tin-
cofis!i!iitional gig. It did not restore the
Union, but it made a pi!o ol Abolitioniats un l
wur I'emocnxls rich.
It nivir pievci.led jcc'tnion, but lift this
Union in the t"'0 we did uol liu 1 it.
ll never licni-lUtcd any one North or South
except thiol lug soldiers, 011117 chnpluii s,
swindling conlractoin, druuki ii olheeu, inejmi
pt teut goncraU and other fueli pets ot liiu Into
It didn't helji the white pcOpa.
It didn't help the iK'groes.
Il inipovcrL-hcd hull ( the Union.
It didn't make the Soulh liieudly to Xorll;
cro Idea?, Interwlg or piojile.
It piled a Idg debt upon us, and to. 4 from
119 iwo-thirdd of our mentia to pay it.
And now I am buck from the war to find llmt
I must pay tho mMt cxliorbitunt tax?; und
find that old liiudg'ngs a d d meau, narrow
mindol, Bliiv-iit-iii'ine coward is rich, with
rafo full ol United Slates notes or bomb,
which I must work the balanco of my life
to pay interest on, while lis cpcupes taxation
uud li'i in hliei.cja. J bad it bundled dollars
bounty to go to war. Xow I funic homo
Ci.d the town, county, clly and Stato in debt
lor tho money I had the wculth of tho coun
try is in bonds the ichool Iiouks in ruins
the bridges in loins tho court Iioiuch, ic,
ruins till Ihosc tLiogs lo bo bv.ilt up
bonds uud their interest to I 0 paid besides u
the other tuxes, uud the holders el bond liv
ing in luxuriou? idlcue-s, w iili lurgo iucones,
uud not one cent of tux lo pay uny body or
It was bud enough to fight for suel) cownrd-t.
It iii tun) enough to have it fuid we could
Lave whipped tho Houth wilhout the uid
tlwws high llavored negro troops who aio now
to be culled our cijuiU.
Il is bud enough to have enormous taxes
pay to repuir the d imngc3 time and wur have
wroujjit. lJut il' wor-e Ihan till to Lavu
pay six bundled million dollars a year of
to thu men who hold bonds exempt from
luxation; in oilier wouh, lo go to war,
then come homo nnd pay ourselves for being
slut al, woundcJ and kilkj. AboliUouiin'i
don't J ay.
Now I'm as good a man as any cf thorn.
No innn ha a right now to loid it over
I wear no badgo of tervitudo, advertising
I am a fit subject for shoulder-Ptrappid Uninjis;
cuQi, kicks, guard houses, io. U111 a relumed
soldier a poor mun who must work or aturve.
I lovir 117 country. I'm ft bcltur patriot
tho uiiiu who UFUs the poor man lo pay tuxes
and inUrebt on bond exempt fio;il taxation,
and 1 suy it boldly tkut the next time
bhuiildu u musket il will ho foi'trpiul laxhtiou,
ctjual rights nnd a dec tountiy. ( don't
tho Wen of lepiidiiitiou, but if tiovernniciit
don't tux her bondj, may 1 he damned if
ever pny a cent o( tuxes, lot my crippled
is a belter and a more houoiublo bund
the lioveijiiiient ever insued.' If all uro Inxcd
uliko, it is well. If not, ll'd rejitidiiilo,
Zl' .y Tho Prussian foldiers receive rucli
hulfa pouniJ 0! uiiul, u tulhVient ruauli(y
vegi tables and bread, ccii'i o, 11 Iii tlo brandy
und 601110 cigars. The victuals arc organized
for uneh batlnlijn. 11 very company bus
cook, who follows it every hero with a
cuntan,' which he Blocks in. Iho villages
towns hn prices. At Iho cinleeii
noldier can proeuie addi'.jonul i-upplies, us
oilier urmiud, with tho money of his pay.
Vai.i'aui.b Advick. A man in Hartford,
Ct., ndvcrl inert recently that oil receipt of
certu'u sum, ho would by return inuil instruct
any npplicunl how lo iiiuko a orluue,
directions were: "I'cddlo cigars, half Havana
und hull home-made, us I did. uud always
reedy to pick up a struy chicken." Ho
have added: "If that fui If- , ud veil me us 1
(hut )ou will iustiuct others how to uiuku
for iv u u ant) pocket tho proceeds."
From the Chicago Post.
The Gallows at Waukegan—Hanging of John
Kenedy, the Murderer of Maloney.
WAUKEGAN, July 27, 1866.
To d iy Ibo curtain fills upon tlio last
net of the horrible Tragedy which Las
been known M the Sand Ridgo Murder,
nnd the list of ihojmmodirtte acton in it
has disappeared from the singe.
THE DRAMA OF DEATH.
Ilhns 6cen a completo (luce-act play,
every act ending with n thrilling catastro
phe. 1'irslr tlicro was tho incoiing of
Kennedy wiili two ruflians Corbelt and
Fleming. Tbcy ndjuirn to a saloon.
where tlio inaslcr-rulliiin flits hn tools
with liquor. A hark is engaged, nnd the
thrco, taking n bottlo of whihky with
hem, st'.ll further to foitify iheir cotirnj;c.
proceed toward Hinnd lVidg,' wluro
t l I t a ' I
wclis nn inoiidiibivo man nnrncu i uiiick
Maloney. On their way tha plot which
has been hatching in Kennedy's brain is
livulged. They uiusl kill this man.
They havu no quarrel wuh him; ho is,
indeed, n, slrungi r; but ho has a m ih-
b-.-r who wishes lo havj him removed.
Tho iliink they have imbibed, workin",
on their biut.il dispositions, has rendered
them willing accomplices. They itro
ready w'uh but lililu porsuasion lo do thu
deed. Tho hack Is slopped a few doors
from Mnloiiey's house. Tho , three
rullians glida stealthily to fflliu house
All is thtro ailent. They take their
stand by tho door, Corbelt standing in
iho center with a navy revolver in his
hand, Kennedy immediately behind him,
also armed with a revolver, toady to lire
if the other ahould miss; Fleming posted
on tha othor side of Uotbott. They knock
at (ho door, and nl first there is no reply.
They nook again, and Maloney inquires
to l1iAi T.T nn rw.J v nnaivi'N f i i find t
They arc informed that il is lato, and
they cannot come in. They insist upon
entering, tin J nt tho samo timo Kennedy
whispets to Coibelt lo bo - ready with
navy revolver, and saya lhat if he fails
to kill him Le is ready. They hoar Lla
loncv nluco his back anainat tho d?-r
prevent their pushing it open. Coihetti
listens to bo sijro of thu spot where Ma
loney 6tands, then pulls tha trigger;
The pifclol fails to ; go olT. Again they
demsnd admittnnce, nod nro ngniti re
fuccd. The second timo Corbelt draws
the trigger. Tlion is heard tho sharp
report of Ihe p ittol. Thcro is a hoavy
fallen the floor, a deep gronn, nnd
gurgling, half stifled voice sobs forth
words, "0, Honor!" Kennedy whis
pers, "the job is done, now let us
back," at ihe same time seizing Corbelt
and Fleming by tho arm nnd hurrying
them away. The thrco inmdercrs regain
ihe vehicle, which rolls away thiough
the gloom of tho niht. A widow weeps
frantic 11 y over her murdered husband
within the desolate houto, and thus ends
tho tirst net of tho ho;iib!o drama.
END OF CORBETT AND FLEMING.
When tho curtain again iios tho nssas-
sins are in prison, tw j of them awaiting
their doom. Step by slep they have
been followed through that night
crimn. Link by link tho mystery which
for a timo shrouded the deed has
unraveled. Thy h avu been found guil
ty of murder, nnd sentenced to dh
mm. loier's death. Kennedy, on the
that no jury In this city cou'd Lit'unpre
judiced sufficiently; to form a fair judge
ment of the case, hud succeeded in
n change of venue.' Two only
the murderers nro to die. With them
their cell tils iho priest, to whom they
mako a full confession of their guilt,
cunling nothing, seeking to implicate
one, but each averring that it was Ken
nedy (hat inched them to thu doed. lioth
expressing iheniselvea peniient, liny ac
cept tho coiiPoluU' ns ol religion,
await calmly tho moment when they
must expiatu their ciimo. On 1'niihiy,
tho 15th of December, 1CG5, they
bi ought from llicr colls for the lust timo.
Amid tho awed hIciico of a jury of twelve
men end of tho jail-cKlcinls, they
their stand oil tho fatal dioL Tho sec
ond act of tho drama is at nn end.
TRIAL OF KENNEDY.
Th.on Comos tho trial of Kennedy,
which took place nt Waukegnn in Fobru
nry last, Tho same evidence which
brought forward on iho tilal of Iho
culprits vaa ngnin gonw over. All points
so conclusively to the prieonor'a
lhat no hesitation couM fur a moment
felt by any of tho jury. They retired
about nn hour when the trial endod,
returned into court and announced
vuidict in tho one fearful word, ."lii'jf,-
Aniidsl the most brenlhlcsu tilenco,
Kennedy slooj up to receive the sentenco
of tho Court. The Judge, in ; pasting
Fentenco, addressed tho prisoner as fol
lows: " !
John Kenedy, you hnvo boon indictod
in tho Cook County Circuit Court, In
conneotion with .Coiboll and Fleming,
Mr tho muidor of Patrick Maloney. By
tlie opeiHtion of the law, tlio case was
sent over Into the Superior Court," nnd
then, cn your own motion, thcia was a
separate trial granted for yourself. In
that court ilennng nnd Corbolt woro
tried and convicted, and sentenced, and'
have since been executed. Having a
sepniato tiinl, you changed the venue, as
was your right, nnd ns il'wa eminently
f.-opcr you should do, to another county,
and in thnt way the case came to this
court. You hnvo been tried by a jury
which was perfectly i.nparlial, and, I
think I may say, as fair n jury as I bavo
ever known to bo impantielcd In the
lime I have been on tho bench.
You bavo been defendej by, paihnps,
the ablest counsel in the Stnte, and every
thing lhat could has been dono, I nm
euro lhat I hnvo made no error again!
you Intentionally,' I understand that
your counsel buso their hopes principally
for the rehearing of tbia can a m-w
trial by the fc'uprema Cttirt on tho
ground llut this verdict is not stipportod
by iho evidence. Upon this point I dis
agice with them, nnd 1 do not think the
Supreme Court will Uko their view of
the case. I uliouM My and do this with
gtcat modesty, for tho counsel have
more experience in theie matteia than
myself. It only remains thnt I should
pass tho (sentence of the ' law upon you,
and in doing bo it i9 but light thai 1
should suy that I think, mysulf, that
there is lilllo hopo in regard to your co
curing n now trial of this case a rever
sal of th'S judgement nnd I think
behooves you to remember that your days
are short, nnd make such preparation ns
you desire to mako in reference to tho
gloat change soon (0 overtake you.
THE SENTENCE OF DEATH.
. The aentenco of this Court '), that you
be taken by tho fclicrifl of this county, on
Friday, the second day of March next,
fiom the jail of this coun'y, and that you
bo hung by the nock till you are dond,
and may Cod hnvo mercy on your soul.
NO NEW TRIAL GRANTED.
Tho counnol for Kennedy got tho caso
before the Supieiiio Co.irt, but tlio decis
ion of tho Court btlovt was affirmed, and
tho execution appointed for to-dny.
From the period of the decision by tho
Supremo Court, Kennedy felt lhat
was over, and on (ho lib instant, when
nil ouibido his nnrrow cell was mirth, hi
larity nnd rejoicing; when throngs woro
passing hi lonely prison, gladdened by
emotions of freedom, tho condemned
man sat painfull writing his confession,
a confe-stiou which mndo his guilt palpa
ble lo eveu thoEO whoso devoted love hud
blinded them to his appalling crime.
1'hn confession was publiuhcd in full,
notice, in your paper of recent dale,
therefore I emit to tend it. 1kj."ohthii.J
THE LAST NIGHT.
Lnel night Kennedy retired early. Ho
slept as usual, nnd Ihia doming ha arosu
about Gvo o'clock. Tho calmness and
perfect 6olf-possession whioh had gener
ally chnrncturizod hia conduct till now,
had almost tlesorted hint. II J walked
about hi cell, nervous nnd anxious. Ho
suw tho sun shining in through tho gra
ted window, nnd new (hat it was tho
on enr'.h, ho was ever to tee, Hiahenlili
has been voiy feeble of hite, and to-day
ho seemed suddenly lo hnvo become
years elder. His nervousness seemed
increaao ns iho hours crept slowly on.
Ho was tormented by an incessant cough,
which scarcely leflhiiu a moments quiet.
Several friends visited him to tako their
last fnrewtl!. He received them, looking
deeply dejected, uUcred a few remaiks,
and was thou silent. Il was no timo
then for In'ik, and tho few farewells
hiij to give could bo uttered in few words
Ho seemed lo feel this himself, mid
with his eyes lixcrt on the floor, saying
nothing, suvo when now nnd again
sent f. farewell message to tome of
acquaintances. Il was different wi'.h him
wheu he r-poke of hi wife uud faicily.
Then nil tho forced' oulmnosa which
had mauagod to assume completely broke
down, nnd he gave way f'o p.'sslonato
buists of felipg' which Beempd lo
his very 'heart,' It was impQSsiblo
any one tc look on him. wbilo thus agon
ised, without Bouiu lU'gico of pity
sympathy.- J.10I .even the calling up ft
full remembrance of.lho crimo he had in'
stlgalid nnd assisted to commit, now pics
luring lo oncfell tho distress of (ho farui
ly he had, without warning, overwhelm
ed with dislress, coulj rendvr ono ludilT
crcnt to his intense ngu'.sh. His love for
his family had iucrensed a ihousnnd-fold
: . .1 1... 1 .. . it ..
now in mis insi nour. lie wna on the
very brink, nnd nothing could savo him
from the awful chasm that yawned be
yond. It was natural that every human
feclirg of which hit heart was capable
should yearn passionately toward thole
from whom ho was being violently drag
ged away forever, nnd thnt all Iho yearn
mg thoughts which had tortuieJ him in
nis ecu locum ,riso.up with sgonznig
force, now thnt (ho lust rleam
had bocrj sliul out forever.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FATAL HOUR.
He breakfasted nt eight ,o'clock, nm!
soon nfurwords Deputy Sheriff C O
Bucll entered the cell, and informed him
lhat the exoou'.ion. would tako place nt
two o'clock. He knew foi'wbat purpose
the SheiilT had crmo nnd trieJ to coi trol
hit emotion. Ha could not succeed how
over, fi nking into his chair ho covered
his fnco with li? hands, tho tears forced
themseivos out, nr.d. fjr n short time, h
ant, not attempting lo utter a word, but
sobbing nloud. At last ho ra'sed his
-l. 1 . . ..
pmo, unggaiu ami cniacmiea lace, una in
broken accents requested that he mi"l
bo detained at the gallows ns litllo time
as possible. This was promised, nnd.
nnor n ipncc, no ueenmo moro calm;
though !. continued t intervals to sigh
Heavily. The visitors then withdrew
from his cell, and ha was left to prepare
himself fur hi rapidly approaching fnto.
Loiter from Alex. H. Stevens on the Philadelphia
To tho Editors of the Rational Infelllgcncer:
okntlemen: i ask a plaoo in your
columns for the inclosed letter to me from
the Hon. Alexaudcr II. Stevens.
In committing it to the press I am la
king a questionable liberty with him,
tba fetter isjnaikcd private, but in the
present circumstances of iho country,
think it so desirable that tho people
should know tho real temper of tho Soull
that I feci justified In publishing this let
ter from ono, who nt tho outbreak of tho
war was tho repretentative man of
Union party of - tha Suulh, nnd is
recognized exponent of the Southern icn
time ii t at tliia moment. 1'rosident Lii.
coin had great couCdenco in Mr Stephen.
Ho told mo repeatedly that ho had offer
ed him a seat in Iho Cabinet, pud ho re
tained great regard for him lo the last.
Yours, respectfully, M Blair,
CniWFonu ij.LK, Geo Kor a,
lion. Muutjjumcry lilalr, tVu.liinijtuu, 1. C,
Dbak Sik: Your U tter of the 1 7th in
stant is before mo. I thank you heartily
for it. Knian in (ho United States did,
or coul J, more cordially Approve nnd in
dorso tho objocta of tho proposed Union
Convention at Philadelphia, na I under
stood them, than I did; and yet, from
considerations of expediency, I doubled
tho propriety of my taking activo pnrt
it. I was also in doubt, to somo extent,
whether, with other views on the part
those who made tho call, tho words were
not phrased in tho cull so ns to exclude
all who occupied a similar position to
owu; nnd from other considerations
well ns those whioh had nccurcd to
Your ioit:r relioves mo from tho
class of doubts, but thoso of the other
class bl;il exist, notwithstanding your
sarong views to the contrary.
individually my wholo soul in enlisted
in tho causa of u speedy, full, nud perfect
restoration of the Covemmeut under
Constitution, nnd its pcrmutionry under
thnt Constitution as it now stands.
Thi'io is nothing within my powtr that
am not willing cheerfully to do to i-flccl
and accomplish that end. Indeed,
will excuse me iu saying it, but it is
truth, I would bo willing lo offer up
lifo itself, if by to doing ihir great ruoult
could bo obtained, and pence, uuion, har
mony, prosperi'y, happiness, nnd consti
tutional liberty bo thereby sepurei to
millions now living, nud the untold
lions hereafter to live on Ihis continent.
Tlu'io uro many personal embarrassments
or dillicu'.iies iu the way t f my going
the convention, these I alluded lo before,
bui J am resolved to bo iheio if I can.
h no event shall it bq ever trail,
said of mo that I failed to do everything
in m power to save the country nd
institutions.. I did in 10GD exert
fffi nt to thtlr uiiuost cx'iMit to avoid
lato most lamentable war. and to aavd
iho Union on c institutional, principles
without a ronfliot of arms,. This I , did.
too, w'nilo nuny of ll oco how so1 clamo
rous for what they cull "lh Union -epaFc'
were giving encoui agemont at least, to
the extremo men nl Iho Sonlli, by clearly
and decidedly intimating,' if not fully ex
pressing a perfect willingness on 'their
part that "Urn Union might elide," if the
people of the South s willed it. 1 wii
even tnunUd with endeavoring ,;loj hold
our pcxiplu oil lo a Union' that' was no
longer cared for by lending rhch of tha
dominant party nt the " Noftlr."l"TvTth
stood thoso taunts' Itveh wh'eh' t k'rfcw, or
was 'informed truly, ai I beliuved, that
there was an organised body of inon la
Envpnouh to si.i.'.o tho, Custom-Jinuse,
Fort Pulmki, iic, in easo (he Stale did
not secede. All this I stated to you, and
to which you nllude in your letter before
mo. Nor should I have Any hesi
tancy in staling it to the publio if any
pubho good could thereby bo effected,
'Thtr publia good is my only object. Ho
best to subicrve that, consistently wilU
truth, honor nnd uprightness, is the only
question with mo. Personal . interests
have no influence with mo whatever,, nt
least I think so, and niay be excused for
saying so. Had 1 been governed by per
sonal fucliugs I should have had nothing
to tlo with the lato '.roubles further (hart
entering my protest against them, and
had I been governed by personal foi ling
I should not now bo it) iho , situation (
am. - ....
If the Union shall be restored under
the Constitution, ns I earnestly desire lo
sec it done, and I am willing (o do all t
can towtird that end, it is my Cxed pur
pose lo retiro forever from all connection
with publia affairs, so thnt, while il would
seem that my present cffoils nro (ending
to result in which 1 have wore or lest
personal interest, that is, admission as ft
Senator in Coogrosi, ye!, I assure you, I
never rxpoct or intend to hold that po
sition long, even if the seat should la
awardod to mo. Yours truly,
ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS.
MoRtPnoTKCTioN. A funny provision
or two is embodied in tho new tariff bill
passed by thu Houso and postponod' by
tho Scnato till next December, it is this:
A tax of ten cents per bushel is impos
ed upon Indian corn or inaizo. Whoever
heard of tho importation cf Indian corn
into this country? And how transparent
the diaguiso of attempting to say to tho
producers of com in tho West, you are
protected by n duty of ten cents per
bushel on your staplo, as well as tho
Eastern manufacturer on Lis productions?
'Tis a Very lliinsy dodjo. So, too, im
ported bay is subjected to an impost duty
of ono dollar per ton, when tho chances
nro about ceo in a million that hay will
ever bo brought into Ihia region of grass,
But tho prohibitionists can exultingly ask
why tho Kortli.wcst should complain
when Iho tariff protects from foreign com
paction two of our great staples of tho
TuCNm'.n and Lmhtnimo. Tlio rkiladcU
pi. In Telegruph tclla ol extraordinary freaks
ol tha lightning in that city on lust Satur
day. It says 'jut from the center of a mass of
riclioO clouds, a bolt of lightning like a whito
hoi arrow preceded a peal of thunder that
soiiiuhiil like the simultaneous discharge ol tho
eight hundred Priissiun guus that gavo tha lt,to
victory over Austria to tho Prussians. It
desceiuhvl upon Iho deck ol tho bark JuaQiia
lictmimiu, loaded with petroleum for Antwory.
There vera one thousand three hundred bar.
rels of that inflammable material iu her bold,
w-Lilo in close contiguity to hor lny five piker
vessels ludcu ouj ready to suil, whoso united
loads umouulcd to five thousand seven hacdrcd
uud ninety barrels of oil. Tho lightning struck
tho foretop'inust. It shivered It into splinters,
ilesi-eiiding the mast to the deck, entered s
couLbo filled ftiih oakum that stood gainst
tho most, sa it o& fire, pushed ou to th chain.
t'ueufo out of tho hawee-holo, aim thou was
lost in the Delaware. A worthyustom houao
'Clay, Mr- Johu S. liskey, stunding upon tho
deck tallying tho oil, dodged a flying spliutor
that cat a holo in his draw haj, but did kirn
oihertviso uo personal injury. ' 1
let')' Thoinuj Peiuiell.of Hudson, Michigan,
is a sly old wretch. hut spring be tried tq
put hia wil'o into a lauulio uuyluut, but lulled
lo establish uny proof of Insanity. Ouo day
lust week he cuticcd'kcr to tho barn and up in
iu tho bay, suddenly threw a iioosa around Lor
neck, and pushed hor off, hia i.Jejt bcin? lhat
sho would bo fouud banging therp at u suloida.
Hut Mrs. P. ebauccij to gijt her loot upori a.
bourd nod cried luurdorso lustily that the has
bund, with great gallantry, concluded that ho
would not permit the psi tner of his boson) to,
commit auicide just ut that lima.