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rm im J INDIANAPOLIS, IND., MONDAY, MAY 30, 1864. VOL. XXIII, NO. 52. WHOLE NO. 1,298 ND STAT 51dj ELDER, IURKNESS & BIXGILIU, TERX OF WEEKLT SESTISEL: Ona copy one year 1 50 Ten copies, and on to the maker of tbe club 15 CO Twenty copies, and one to tbe maker of tbe club, 25 00 AitIitionscanb made to Club at any timeattbeabove ratea. Tbe name will be printed on eacb paper, without extracbarge. TCy Hour m y be nent at oar rlk by Express, pre paid, or in KegMered Letter by Mail; otherwise w will not be responsible far any los tbat may occur. Dne square, one Insertion 9175 two " 1 00 " four " a 00 For ) ach iubieqnent insertion, and for each loser- tian of each adJitiooal-tquare 33 s TO" Advertisement must be handed In by Sunday to secure iertion in tbe weekly. Advertisements published in both tbe Dallyandtbe Weekly SaxTiüBL, will be charged tbefall Dailyratea, with one-half the Weekly rates added Aaioancing deaths witbf uneralnotice attached, $1; without notice, free. 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TKE ID SENTINEL Will be sent by mail or express to subscriber at any point for ninety cents a month, cr nire dollars a year. All subscription invariably In advance. Address ELDER HABKSESS, ft BI5GHAM. The Freedom of the Pres. The telegraph, a very unreliable source of in formation, reports that Governor Sitmocr. of New York, has ordered the arrest of all persons who were engaged in the recent suspension of the New York World and Journal of Commerce. The charge against those papers was that they had published a bogus proclamation of the Presi dent, but no sane and honest man believes they ha 1 any complicity with the fraud. They were imposed upon, and every circumstance attending the affair demonstrates most conclusively that such was the case.. . The strange inconsistencies of the Adminis tration and the no less singular proclamations, addiessesand messages of the President would have a wide margin for a not very credulous person to believe that the bogus proclamation in question was a genuine article. In fact such has been the course of tbe Administration for the past three years that the people would be willing to credit even the genuinness of a procla matioo acknowledging the independence of the Southern Confederacy, and they would accept it upon tha ground that the party in power are prepared to adopt any policy that will perpetuate political supremacy in its hands. In proof of this, look at the condition of our foreign rela tions. Every demand of England has beeu com plied with. And tbe interference of France in Mexican affairs and the establishment of a mon archy by that power over our sister Republic in direct violation of the policy of our govern ment from the beginninghave received the sanction of this Republican administration. We allude to these facts to illustrate the ne cecity of vindicating and preserving the freedom of the press, to maintain individual liberty aDl free institutions. If the freedom of the press, involving the right of discussing and criticising the measures and policy of the representatives of the Government for the time being is stricken down with the consent of the people, then we may say that tbe end of free government and popular institutions have been reached. The government of France has been regarded as a despotism, but we venture the assertion tbat even Locis Nafoleos would not bave attempted the suppression of two leading journals in Paris un der circumstances similar to those attending the suppression of the two papers in New York. We do not believe that a population as much ac customed to edicts of tyranny as that of France, governed as it is by an iron rule, would hare quie'-ly and tamely submitted to such an act of arbitrary power. No crime was proven against the proprietors of the World and Journal of Commerce. They published an ingenious hoax innocently, and as soon as they were advised of the fact they did all in their power to expose the fraud. But the government officials, without ever inquiring into the circumstances of the case, took military possession of those offices and ar rested the editors and proprietors. Yet tbe same officials permitted theboax to be published to tbe country over telegraphic wires under government censorship, without rebuke, even after its agents were advised that the proclamation wa3 a fraud. Under these circumstances we hope that Gov. Sxtmoitb has ordered the arrest of the persons who were engaged in the infamous outrage oi suppressing those papers. It was a blow against the rights an j liberty of the citizen, which should be redressed. There mast be Home barrier in terposed against the exercise of arbitrary power, or else what the American people have been taught to believe, in fact have believed, were the inalienable rights of man life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that to secure those rights, governments are instituted among men. deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, will cease to have any force or vitality. No necessity existed for this summary exer cise of military despotism. If tbe fraud was calculated to do any public injury, it was cor rected long before any evil consequences could have ensued. It is therefore without apology or justification and has the appearance of being the wanton exercise of power by weak men because they bad the power to exert it. And not only to vindicate popular rights, but tbe people owe it to their manhood to rebuke this act of despotism. In this connection we append the following comments of the New York Daily News upon the outrage, which are eminently worthyof con sideration: The military proceedings against Tbe World and Journal of Commerce are no less than acts of sheer despotism, without even the plea of ne cessity to eive tha shadow of a pretext. While such things are possible, we are all the very slaves to every caprice, to every passing whim or imouUe of SDleen or vindictivenesa tbat mav in fluence those in power. Gen. Dix had no more right to. take possession of private property ia this city than any other citizen; nor is the Adminis tratioa vested with authority to give him that right. Supposing that the persecuted journals wey guilty a they are innocent, tbe military eeiaore would be no less an outrage. Tai city is not under marl'al law; whence, taew.eeaaee tbe power to interrupt the vocation of theeititen; to crowd his place of business with armed soldiers; to lay violent hands upou hi property; to subject him to inconvenience and loss without judicial process, and at the mere dictation of Federal officials, who. so far as the sovercgnty of this State is concerned, are no better snd no higher than the humblest within the city limits? Jf ..Federal aohjier should snatch a citizen watch from his pocket, the in ) fraction of the law would not be greater than in this case of forcible entry and false imprisonment. The citizen would be privileged in the first case to , protect himself against the violence; he is equally privileged in the 6econd case. It the proprietor of th World had armed his employes and resisted the assault upon bis properly by physical force until tbe constituted guardians of the public peace should have intervened to bis protection, the laws of the State, if rightly administered, would have held him justifiable. The time has come when our State Govern ment must protect its people from these lawless doings, or the people will assume the responsi bility of their own protection. If our form of government has been chinged from republican ism to military despotism, let it be so stated by proclamation, and not be gradually announced by successive assaults upon our rights and liber ties. We are aware that ambitious men who premeditate tbe enthrallment of a people have found it prudent to slip on the fetters by degrees, creeping at first towards absolutism, aud taking giant's strides as they approach their goal. But this attempt to obtain a complete control over tbe public press and to suspend tbe publication of journals by mere act of volition enforced by a detachment of soldiers, is rather too lengthy a stride to be taken without awakening tbe popular resistance. ' There is no safeguard to liberty when the ad ministration of a government cm suspend a newspaper at its will. Let us vindicate the lib erty of the press, or the country will be at the mercy of ambition, leagued with power. If military force can suspend two newspapers it can suspend all. To day the suspension uiy in volve only individual rights; to morrow it may involve tbe essence of our liberties. Let us not overlook the first step, because the precipice is yet far distant. The first step unchecked initiates the rapid race, and the time soon comes when nothing that the pen can write will save the press from becoming the creature of tyranny, to be either dumb or devoted'tothe will that sways the military power. We give the warning; it is for our cotemporaries to judge, by their reason or by experience, of its value. Kotten Uoronghs The Louisiana Delegates. It appears that delegates bave been selected to represent Louisiana in the Baltimore Republican Conv. ntion. We do not propose to make any remarks upon this farce we m iy better say im position upon even the "loyal" people of the country. The Cincinnati Gazette, which is recognized as a loyal" paper, makes the follow ing comments upon this attempt to override the honest sentiment and wishes of its own party by foisting upou a convention a delegation which has no constituency or representation except within the lines of the army and tbat within a small portion of the State which the "loyal white inhabitants could not hold for a d ly against the secession residents if our troops were withdrawn." Yet such a State is to have a full representation in the Baltimore Convention not only, but we presume will be entitled to a full vote in the Pres idential election. Says the Gazette: The last advices from New Orleaus announce the election of fourteen delegates to represent tbe State of Louisiana in the Htltimore Conven tion. What will these delegates represent? A small portion of the State, and even there the elections can only be held within our military lines, and the loyal white inhabitants could not hold it for a day against the Secession residents if our troops were withdrawn. Tbe loyal blacks we do not take iuto tbe account, for they are allowed no right. They profess to represent a State where they would be hung for this repre sentation, if they set foot outside the protection of the array. They represent a military election, and yet they expect to cast fourteen votes in the nomination of a candidate for President, as if me same kind ot uiiiimry electiuu were going to cast tbe vote of the State in his election. Uow many such rotten boroughs will it take to vitiate a nomination or an election. It seems to us that these delegates bare a mission at home to convert the people of Louisiana before they assume to represent them iti the national councils. Delegates ought to be able to mingle with the people they act for, without fatal consequences to their necks. We' suppose that Senators and Representatives will soon be presenting them selves to Congress from this aud other States in the same condition. Aud we observe tbat the House has just voted mileage and salary to the rejected applicants from Virginia. This will be sufficient to propagate the business of applying for admission. How .Tien Act in Ilattle. A letter from a soldier makes the following interesting comments on the manner in which battles are fought, and explaining why it is that after a terrible conflict of perhaps hours duration, there should be so small a proportion of killed and wounded: If you were never in a battle you wonld not guess there were half the number of random shots fired that there are. Why, sir, I bave seen whole regiments and brigades deliver their fire when I Was sure tbat they did not wound even a single man. Such firing, besides the wasting of ammunition, does not intimidate the enemy at all; on the other band, it makes them feel that there is but little danger, consequently be is more bold, and delivers his fire more accurately. Be sides, if men are allowed to make these random discharges it seems to become a habit, and they become so excited at it that they would oftener miss a nnn at ten paces than they would hit him. Just in that way battles are often lost, while if the company commander would only stop it and tell them they were doing no good, they would soon become collected, and after they once knew their lolly, would of their own accord fire delib erately, and probably save the day after it had been comparatively lost. Why, sir, in battle you often see the company commanders charging around whh their swords flourishing above their heads, crying out, "Give it to them, boys, give it to them!" manifesting in themselves, and creating in others, all the ex citement possible. Now a second thought would show their better judgment, that they were doing more harm than good, for men become so excited under such circumstances that they would miss an elephant at ten steps. You often see the above blustering around when the enemy are at least a distance of one thousand yards off, and to bear the roar of musketry and the excited com manders, you would think tliey would soon come to a nana to band hzht. What is it that excite a mm in battle? Why, it is the danger. If you shoot at a man once he is very much excited; snoot at tn in a hundred times, and miss him every xime, ana an ins tear and excitement is gone; but reserve your fire until ytfu can do some execution, and when they come fire into them, cut his clothes, wound his neighbor, kill the second man from him and let him see it, and the day will be won Discouraging L'nion .Ttcn. An Eastern Tennessee correspondent of the Chicago Journal, speaking of the large propor tion of the people there who are well affected to tbe Union, laments with bitterness the course too often pursued toward them by thoughtless, or coarse and brutal officers of our army. lie says: While on this subject I will enter my protest against the conduct of some of our officers who have had command in Tennessee. A portion of these nave been conducting themselves in an exceedingly reprehensible manner. One. Major General, whom I will not name, was a guest at the bouse of Judge Gant, of Cleveland, as good a Union and anti slavery man as lives, when the conversation naturally turned upon tbe devastation of tbe country, "Would it not be well." said tbe Judge, "to issue an order to your subordinate to prevent pillaging?" And he then detailed the sufferings of union men. wben tne Ueneral responded "No, sir; no, sir; the policy is to leave the country a desert, and then, if the rebels want it let them have it. Mrs Gant, who had been listeuing, immedi ately left the room, with tears streaming down her cheeks. She had witnessed the suffering around her under rebel rule, but hoped that all would be right when tbe Union armies arrived and it is Dot surprising tbat her heart sickened within ber at the prospect ItEBEIi HEWS. GENERAL ORDERS, SO. 41. Headquarters Akmy or Nortiierx Va.,) May 14, 1SC4. i First Tbe General commanding takes great pleasure in announcing to the army tbe series of successes that, by the favor of God, have re cently been achieved by our arms. Second A part of the enemy's force threat ening the Valley of Virginia, has been routed by General Imboden and driven back to the Po- tomac, with the loss ot their train and a number of prisoners. Third Another body of the enemy under General Averill, penetrated to tbe Virginia and Tennessee Riilroad. at Dublin depot. A por tion of his force has beeu dispersed by Generals Morgan and W. E. Jones, who are in pursuit of the remainder. Fourth The army of Gen. Bauks sustained a severe defeat in Western Louisiana by tbe forces of Gen. Kirby Smith, and retreated to Alexan dria, losing several thousand prisoners, thirty five pieces of artillery, and a large number of wagons Some of the roost formidable guuboats that accompanied the expedition were destroyed to save them from capture. Fifth Tbe expedition of Gen. Steele into Western Arkansas has ended in a complete dis aster. Northern journals of the 10th inst., an nounce his surrender, with an army of 9,000 men, to Gen. Price. Sixth The cavalrjr force sent by Gen. Grant to attack Richmond has been repulsed, and re tired toward the Peninsula. Every demonstra tion of the enemy south of James river has, up to this time, been successfully repelled. Seventh The heroic valor of this array, with tbe blessing of Almighty God. has thus far checked the principal army of the enemy, and inflicted upon it heavy losses The eyes and hearts of your countrymen are turned to you in confidence, and their prayers attend you in your gallant struggle. Eucouraged by the success tbat Has been vouchsafed to us, nnd stimulated by the great interests that depend upon the issue, let every mm resolve to endure all and brave all. until, by the assistance of a just and merciful God, the enemy shall be driven back and peace secured to our country. Continue to emulate the valor of your comrades who have fallen, and remember that it depends upou you whether they shall have died in vain. It is In your power, un der God, to defeat the last great effort of the enemy, establish the independence of your na tive land, and earn the lasting love nnd gratitude of your countrymen and the admiration of man kind. R. E. LEE, General. Headq'bs, Ashlavd, May 11. DEATH Or MAJOR GEN'. J. E B. STUART, F LOWER OF CAVALIERS. No incident of mortality, since the fall of the great Jackson, has occasioned more painful re gret than this. Major General J. E.B.Stuart, the model of Virginia cavaliers and dashing chieftain, whose name was a terror to the enemy, and familiar is a household word in two conti nents, is dead, struck down by a bullet from the daRtardly foe. and the whole Confederacy mourns bim. lie breathed out his gallant spirit resign edly, and in tbe full possession of all hisremaik able faculties of mind and body, at 22 minntes to 8 o'clock Thursdav night, at the residence of Dr. Brewer, a relative, on Grace street, in the presence of Drs. Brewer, Gurnett, Gibson and Fontaine of the General' staff. Revs. Peterkin and Keppler, and a circle of sorrow-stricken com rades and friends. We learn from the physician in attendance upon the General, that bis condition diriig the day was very changeable, with occasional deliri um, and other unmistakable symptoms of speedy dissolution. In the moment of delirium the General's mind wandered, and, like the immortal Jackson, (whose spirit, we trust, bis has joined,') in tiie lapse of reason his faculties were busied with the details of his command. lie reviewed, in broken sentences, all his glorious campaigns tUUIld iICllellai'. r.r on tho Pe;naul. bo yond the Potomac, and upon the Rap'u'an, quot ing from his orders and issuing new ones to his couriers, with a last injunction to " make haste." About noon on Thursday, President Davis visited bis bedside, arid spent some fif teen minutes in the dying chamber of his favorite chieftain. The President, taking his band, said, "General, how do you feel?" lie replied, "Easy, and wil ling to die, if God and my country think 1 have fulfilled my destiny and done my duty." As evening approached the General's delirium in creased, and his mind again wandered to the battle-fields over which he had fought, then off to wife and children, and off again to the front. A telegraphic message had been sent for his wife, who was in the country, with tbe injunction to make all haste, as the General was dangerously wounded. Some thoughtless, but unauthorized person, thinking probably to spare his wife pain, altered the dispatch to "slightly wounded," arid it was thus she received it, and did not make that haste which she otherwise would have done to reach his side. As evening wore on the paroxysm of pain in creased, aud mortification set in rapidly. Though suffering the greatest agony at times, the Gene ral was calm, and applied to the wiund, with his own hand, the ice intended to relieve the pain. During the eveuing he asked Dr. Brewer bow long be thought he could live, and whether it was possible for bim to survive through the night. The doctor, knowing that he did not de sire to be buoved by false hopes, told him frankly that death, the last enemy, was rapidly approach ing. The General nodded, and said, "1 am re signed, if it be God's will; but I would like to live to see my wife. But God's will be done." Several times lie roused up and asked if she had come. To the doctor, who sit holding his wrist, and counting the hVeting, weakening pulse, he re marked, "Doctor, 1 suppose I am going fast now It will soon be over. But Ood's will be done. I hope I have fulfilled my destiny to my couutry, and my duty to my God." At half past 7 o'clock it was evident to the physicians that death was setting its clammy seal upon the brave, open brow of tbe General, and told him so asked if he had any last tnes sages to give. The General, with a mind per fectly cie tr and possessed, then made disposition of his staff and personal effects. To Mrs. Gen erat R. . Lee he directed that the golden spurs be given as a dying memento of his lova and es teem of her husband. To bis staff officers he gave his horses. So particultr was he in small things, even in the dying hour, that he em phut i cally exhibited and illustrated the ruling passion strong in death. To one of his ptaff, who was a heavy built man, he said, "You had better take the larger horse, he will carry you better." Oiber mementoti he disposed of in a similar manner. To his young eon he left his glorious sword. His worldly matters closet, the eternal in terests of bis soul engaged his mind. Turning to the Rev Mr. Peterkin, of the Episcopal Church, and of which he was an exemplary member, he asked him to sing the hymn com mencing, Rock of cleft for me, Let me hide myelf In thee," he joining in with all tbe voice bis strength would permit. He then joined in prayer with tbe min isters. To the doctor he again said, "I am going fast now; I am resigned; God's will be done." Thus died General J. E. B. Stuart. His wife reached the house of death and mourning about 10 o'clock on Thursday night, one hour and a half after dissolution, und was, of course, plunged into the greatest grief by the announcement that death had intervened between the announcement of the wounding of the Gen eral and her arrival. The funeral services preliminary to tbe con signment to the grave of the remains of General Stuart, were conducted yesterday afternoon in St James' Episcopal Church, corner of Marshall and Fifth Ureels, Rev. Dr. Peterkin, rector. The cortege reached the church about 5 o'clock, without music or military escort, the Public Guard being absent on duty. Tbe church was already crowded with citiaena. The metallic case, containing the coipse, was borne into the church aud up the center aisle to the altar, the organ pealing a solemn funeral dirge aud authem by their choir. , . Among the pall bearers we noticed Brigadier General John 11. W inder. General George W. Randolph, General Joseph R. Anderson, Briga dier General Lawtou and Commodore Forrest. Among the .congregation appeared President Davis, General Bragg,-General Ransom,' and other civil and military officials io Richmond. A portion of the funeral services according to the Episcopal Church, was read by Rev. Dr. reter kin, assisted by other ministers, concluding with singing and prayer. The body wa's then borne forth to the hearse in waiting, decorated with black plumes, and drawn by four white horses. The organ pealed its slow, solemn music as the body was borne to the entrance, and while the cortege wss forming, the congregation standing by with heads uu covered. . Several carriages in tbe line weie occupied by the members of the deceased General's staff and relatives. T. From the church the cortege moved to Holly wood Cemetery, where the remains were depos ited in a vault, the concluding portion of the ser vice read by Rev. Dr. Minngerode, of St. Paul's Church, and all that was mortal of tbe dead hero wa9 shut in from the gaze of men. Dr. Brewer, the brother indaw of Gen. Stuart, ha9 furnished ns with some particulars obtained from the General's own lips, of the manner in which he came by his wound. He had turned a line of skirmishers near the Yellow Tavern, when, seeing a brigade preparing to charge ou his left, Gen. Stuart and bis staff dashed down the line to form troops to repel the charge. Abont this time the Yankees came thundering dow d upon tl General and his small escort. Twelve shots weie fired at the General at short range, the Yankees evidently recognizing bis well known person. The General wheeled upon them with the natural bravery which had always characterized him, and discharged six shots at his assailants The last cf the shots fired t him struck the General in the left side of the etomach. He did not fall, knowing he would be captured if he did, and, nerving himself in his seat, wheeled his horse's head and rode for the protection of his lines. Before he reached them his wound overcame bim, and he fell, or was helped, from his saddle by one of his ever faith ful troopers, and carried to a place of security. Subsequently he was brought to Richmond in an ambulance. The immediate cause of death was mortification of the stomach, induced by the flow of blood from the kidneys and :ntestines into the cavity of the gtoniach. General Stuart was about thirtv five years of age. He leaves a widow and two children. His oldest offspring, a sprightly boy. died a year ago while he was battling for his country ou the Rappahannock. When telegraphed that his child was dying, he sent tbe reply, "I must leave my child in the bands of God; my country need3 me here; I cannot come." Thus has passed away, amid the exciting scenes of this revolution, one of the bravest and most dashing cavaliers that the "Old Dominion" has ever given birth to. Long will her sons re count the story of his achievements, and mourn his untimely departure. Like the hero of the old song "Of all our knights he was the flower. Compaction de la Maijolaine; Of all our kn'ghtg be was the flower, Always gay." THE STONEWALL BRIGADK. The Stonewall brigade has suffered terribly in the battles of the present campaign, only three hundred men being left in the brigade. The 5th Virginia has but one hundred and thirty-one men left. It is supposed, however, that a num ber were made prisoners. THE WOLXDED. The number of wounded soldiers from the late battles on the Rapidan. now in hosoilals at Lynchburg, is about three thousand five hundred. A large proportion of them are but slightly wounded. GEN". BRKCKINRIDGE8 BATTLE. On Friday last, at six in the morning Major General Breckinridge moved from Staunton down the valley to JJew Matket. On Sunday following he engaged Sigel three miles above New Market, and by Sunday evening at seven o'clock had defeated and driven him beyond the Shenandoah river, six miles from New Market, having marched forty-nine miles, fought, defeat ed and routed the enemy, numbering from 6even to ten thousand, in two days and a half. This kimple statement will show our readers that celerity ot movement, as well as vignr of ac tion, did not desert our cau-e when Stonewall Jackson died. GES. A. U. JENKINS. This gallant officer, who was reported to have been mortally wounded aud taken prisoner by the er.emy in the fight at Dublin, is, we are pleased to learn, not seriously hurt, as was at first re ported. He was shot through the left side of the abdomen, aud while seriously is not dangerously wounded, lie was not captured by the enemy, but is, we learn, within our lines, and doing well. A Parental Government. One of Tom Hood's funuiest conceits is an illustrated story of two London cockneys, who apply to a livery man for a horse and chaise to a point some fifty miles off and back the same day. The man refuses, saying the distance is too great to be made in the time specified. "Vy not?" replies one of the innocents, "Ve've both got vhips!" The rate upou which our Administration cal culates its power and fixes its policy seems to be similar to that of Mr. Hood's cockneys; its esti mates of its ability to secure the services of the popular drudge by the severity of the means at its command to compel. With the whips of civil and military Administration in its hands, and with neither knowledge nor piety to restrain.it presents the alternative: make the distance or die on the road. Tbe question is uot one of ability and wholesome powers of endurance, but of whips; not bow much the poor animal can do and survive, but how much can be got out of him before he dies. Cin. Enquirer. A Blessed Dat. What a blessed day is Sunday to s man who necessarily catches but brief glimpses of home during the toiling week ; who is off in the morning while the little eyes are closed in slumler, nor bock at nijrht until they are scaled by sleep ! What would he know of the very children for whom he toils were it not for the blessed, breathing respite of Snnday? What honest workinpman's child will ever for get this day, when clean and neat, it is his privilege to climb papa's knee and hang about Iiis neck, and tell him all the news which poes to make np this narrow, little world. "Nar row," did we say ? We recall the word, for it widens out into the boundless ocean of eternity. Sunday for the workingman's children! So would we have it a day hallowed by sweet, pare, home influences ; when the littlo band, quite complete, shall rest from labor, and love shall write it down the blessed day of all the seven. A Romantic Incident. One of those pecu liareoisodes that have made the present gigantic war teem with rommtce not equaled since the day of tbe crusades, took place in Jefl'ersonville jesterday. As a regiment of soldiers was leav ing tbat place for the front, one of the number was arrested, and the veteran was accused of being a woman. This he she we mean flatly contradicted, but upou being assured that her sex was known she burst into tears and ncknowlegcd all. The old story was told about him she had loved, and lelt borne and all that was dear to share the privations of the field to follow. The young girl, for she was not more than seventeen, was sent to her home, in the northern part of In diana. The gentleman who Informed us of the partic ulars refused to give the name of the young la dy. Louisville Democrat. Different people attach different meanings to the same word. An Irish sailor allowed the captain's copper kettle to slip from his hand iuto the sea ; hut, being a witty fellow, and knowing the Captain to bo a good humored man, said, addressing him : " Would yon say a thing was lost, sir, if yon knew where it was V " Of course not," was the Captain's reply. " WelL sir, vour copper kettlo is at tho bottom of the say." Some people place their Ideas of happiness upon one thing and some upon anothar. ' A lady made a call upon a friend who had lately been married, When her husband came home to din ner she said, " I have been to see Mrs. ." " Well," replied the husband, " I suppose she is very happy." " Happy 1 I should think she ought to be, she has a camel's hair shawl, two thirds border." The Democracy of the Third Congres sional District of Ohio will hold a convention at Dayton, on the 25th inst., for the purpose of nominating one Presidential elector, and dele gates to the National Convention. The Anti-Importation Tloveuienf. We felt it to be our duty to pleasantly remon strate, in our last week's issue, against the move ment inaugurated in Washington to pledge American women not to buy any imported goods where those of American manufacture can be obtained. We thought it profitless and senseless then, and we think it so now. Within the past week a public-meeting has been held in our own city, ostensibly conveued by the lady managers of the Metropolitan Fair, but managed by four clergymen and two laymen, for the purpose of inducing the fair ladies of New York to unite with those of Washington in advocatirg the ob ject stated above. Far be it from us to throw ridicule on the proceedings of such an assembly. On the platform were clergymen whose reputa tion for all that becomes their office is a guaranty for the honesty and respectability of any move ment to which they may lend their aid; with them were two of New York's most successful and honored merchants. And on the sanie platform was Miss Susan B. Anthony. Ou the floor of the house was an assemblage of ladies, which for appearance and social position we would match with any equal number of their sex that 4he world could produce. And yet we think all these people were in the wrong, or, at least, all who were ready to sign this pledge which the meeting adopted: "We, the undersigned, during the continuance of this war of rebellion, pledge ourselves to re frain from the purchase of imported articles of luxury, for which those of home manufacture or production can conveniently be substituted." Nor are we disposed to provoke a smile from any person at the incongruities of the meeting. The remarks of one of the speakers upon general politics; the odd position in which the chairman was placed more than once; the sorry figure which the gentlemen cut, and the expressed wish of the ladies that they would retire; the presence of Miss Susan B. Anthony on the same platform with some of the most orthodox of our clergy men all these, and many more occurrences which would come to the mind of one disposed to ridicule the meeting and its object, we have no desire to refer to. We have t deal with the 6imple fact that a large assemblage of the most prominent women ot New York have thus pub licly declared thoir purpose to buy no more for eign goods for which those of home manufac ture cau be substituted. First of all, it should be borne in mind that the practice of a judicious economy and the te Training froiOthe purchase of foreign goods are uot synonymous. In all the reports that we have read of meetings of this kind, we have ob served that great stress is laid upou the virtue of economy in general, and it? nece-sity at this pe culiar juncture. Not a speech, not a letter ad vocating this movement has come to our notice but the practice of economy is urged with praise worthy emphasis No one shall outstrip us in appealing to our countrymen and couutry women to use the most rigid economy throughout this whole war, and after that, until the conditions or trade are such as they were before the war be gau Extravagance flaunts in gayest colors at every street corner; enter the house-w" the rich and you will find it there. It accur Aaies jou to pkces of amusement; it sweeps nylou on the public promenade; it sits beside you in the house of worship; and even goes with you to the cem etery. So it always does in national crises. But ühall not its career be cut short? Is it nut high time that this American people, professing by all its public acts to be a Christian people, should begin to practice economy? Aside from the cer tnutv that a day of leverses is coining, all tho money that evtry patriot can spare should be loaned, if not given, to the country. The Government is at this moment begging for a loan, whIe its people are rolling in riotous luxury. Surely these things ought not to be. But hat is economy? Is it refusing to buy certain articles because of the locality in which they are made? Is it the purchasing of domestic manufactures at higher prices than those of for eign importation simply because the latter are not made here? Plainly not. Economy, in the proper use of the word, is the abstaining from the use Ol sucn articles as one can conveniently and properly do without. What is economy for one person is not necessarily economv for another A lady of means may be economical in denying herself au expensive article of clothing, while a poor woman may be equally not more economi cal in retraining Ironi the purchase of a plain calico gown. So economy is merely relative; aud to attempt to prescribe rules for it that shall include persons of all grades is simply ridicu lous. It is trying to make Cinderella's slipper fit every foot. Tbe thing cannot be done. We are thus explicit on this point because of the loose notions concerning this matter which seem to be prevalent just now. Our desire is to have our citizens deny themselves every luxury, and de- rote to tbe Government all their spare means, either directly by subscribing to natioual loans, or indirectly by ministering to the needs of those who bave suffered and are suffering by the war. Tbe questiou then recurs, is this woman's anti importation movement one of economy? We think not. No one will deny that there are cer tain articles which can be made at less cost in foreign countries than in our own. Many of these articles are necessities to a large portion of our people, and luxuries to but a few. Take a silk dress for example; how few ladies there are but can easily afford, and by the conditions of society in which they are placed, feel it necessary to buy one." It lasts a long time, requires do washing, and iu the end does more service than would the same amount of money expended in the purchase of American prints. Linen is per haps an example more pertinent to tho point. No one will deny that better linen is made in England aud Ireland than in this country, and that it is true economy to buy it instead of such stuff as is made here. But. it is urged, silks and fin ens can be manufactured here as good as those of foreign importation, if the manufacturers can only receive the requisite encouragement. Pray, what encouragement do they want? Just as soon as they can produce an article which is of equal value with that of foreign manufacture, and can afford to sell it at the same or a less price than the latter with theueavy duty now imposed upon it, just so soon will they find a ready market for their goods. England to-day uses very many articles that are made here, because we make "them at a less cost than she can, and so long as we continue to do so, no long will she continue to buy tliem of us; and the only way for her to test the point is to make them herself. Silks are made with le-s expense in France than in New England, and so New England buys them of France Once all our calicoes came from England; now we make our own, and the people wear them because they are cheaper than those of English manufacture. For ourselves, we anticipate the day when we shall outstrip tho world in manufactures of all kinds; but the time is not yet. And till that day comes, it will be poor economy for us to refuse to buy of othe nations, since their goods are less costly and more valuable than ours. Is it not clear, then, that ecouomy does not necessa rily consist in refraining from the purchase of imported article? More than that, is it not, in some cases at least, extravagance to refuse to purchase ihemt But the pledge, we are reminded, reads "im ported articles of luxury." Very well. Yet, why the qualification by the use of the word "imported?" Why not siy "articles of luxurv," without regard to how or where they are made? This would be much more to the point. We would believe in this. "Imported articles of luxury" who shall decide what they are. Among the sinners to the call for this meeting and the pledge- adopted by it, we notice names that represent hundreds of thousands of dollars. Who shall dictate to them what are articles of luxury? And can they in turn pre-cribe what article their less wealihy but equally patriotic neighbor shall bin? It is to be left to "the pa triotic impul-e of the ladies to say how far they shall economize, rather than trammel their con sciences by any stringent pledge which ther might not be able in the fullest senso to keep," said one of the speakers..- Ah, then why the necessity of a p!e Ige at all? If the whole mat ter resolre itself into a question of conscience and of private judgment, whence the need of the paraphernalia of public meeting and public pledges ? The fact is. tho whole thing is an error from first to last, though born of most worthy motives and patriotic impulses. Our word for it, a year hence the folly of it will be seen. It will die of itself before that time. Meanwhile we shall look for a more healthy and more extended practice of economy, which will be the more beneficial because it will spring from the patriotism and the conscience of our noble American women, un tamed by tbe stimulus of public meetings and public pledges. Round Table (Republican.) A Mother's Thoughts. T FRANCIS D. CAGC. Silent aud lone, silent and loce ! Where, tell me where are my Utile ones Kne, Tbat uhciI to b playing about my knee, M'itb their noisy mirth and boisterous glee? Who littered the carpet, and mixplaceJ the chairs, And scattered their playthings all unaware; Who called for their supper with eafter shout, And while they were Retting, ran in and out; Who kept ail the apples ana nuta from spoiling, AnJ never gaied Jackets nor pants from toiling; Had ever a want and erer a will That added a care to my heart, until I Kometimcs Mghed for the time to come When they'd all be big, and go out from home. Silent and lone, oilcut and loue! Where, tell me where are my little ones gone? There's no little face to wao to-night, No little troubles for mother to right, o little blue eyes to be nng to kleep, No little playthings to put up to ket-p. No little garments to te hung up on the rack, No little stories to tell, do nut to crack, 'o little trundle-bed, brim full of rollick, Calling for mamma to settle tbe frolic. No little soft lips to press me with kistrt (Oh! such a sad, lonely evening as tils Is!) No little voices to shout with delight; "Good night, dear mamma, good night, goo4 night." Silent the house is; no little ones here, To start a smile, or drive back a tear. Silent and lone, silent and lone 1 Where, teil me where are my little ones gone! It heenieth but yesterday since they were young; Now tbey are all scattered tbe world's path among, Oat where the great rolling trade-stream is flowing. Out where new firesides with love-lights are glowing. Out where the graves of their life-hopes are sleeping. Not to be comforted weepiog, still weeping; Out where the high hills of science are bleuttng, I'p 'mid the cloud rifts, np still ascending. Seeking tbe ennt-bine that rests on the mountain, Drinking and thirsting still, still at tbe fcunuin; Out in life's thoroughfares all of them moiling, Out in the wide, wide world, striving SDd toiling. Little ones, loving ones, playful ones, all. That went when 1 bade, and came at my call. Have ye deserted me? Will ye not come Hack to your mother's arms back to the home! f ilent and lone, si'entand lone! Where, Uli me where are my little ones gone? Useless my cry is ! Why do I complain? They'll be my little otjes never again ! Can the great oaks to the acorns return? The broad, rolling stream flow back tothebyrne! The mother call childuood again to her knee, lhat in manhood went f rth the strong and the free? Nay! nay 1 no true mother would ask for them back; Her work nobly done, their firm tramp on life's track Will come like an oriran-note, lofty and clear, To lift np her soul and her spiriis to cheer ! And though the tears fall, when she's s.leut and lone, She'll know it is best they are scattered and gone. Silent and lone, silent and lone! Thy will, O, Father, not my will be done ! Patriotic Eloquence ef Webster. The following extract, which is the conclusion of Webster's celebrated reply to Ilayne, is be lieved to be as eloquent a tribute to the Union as there is on record: "I profess, sir, in my career hitherto, to have kept Bteadily in view the prosperity and honor of the whole country, and the preservation of our Federal Union. It is to the Union we owe our safety at home, and our consideration and dignity abroad. It id to that Union that we are chiefly indebted for whatever makes us most proud of our couutry. That Union we reached only by the discipline of our virtues in the severe school of adversity. It had its origin in the necessities of disordered finance, prostrate commerce, and ruined credit. Under itsbening influences, these great interests immediately awoke, as from the dead, and sprung foith with newness of life. Every year of its duration has teemed with fresh proofs of its utility and blessings, and although our territory has t-tretched out wider and w ider, and our population spread farther and farther, they have not outrun its protection or its benefits. It has been to us all a copious fountain of na tional, social and personal happiness. I have not allowed myself, sir, to look bevond the Uniou, to see what might lie hidden in the dark recess behind. I have not coolly weighed the chances of preserving liberty, when the bouds that unite us together shall be broken asunder. 1 have not accustomed myself to hang over the precipice of disunion, to s-e whether, with mv short sight, I can fathom the depth of the abyss below; nor cluM 1 regard bun as a safe coun selor in the affairs of the government, whose thoughts should be mainly bent ou considering. not how tin- Union should be best preserved, but how tolerable might be the condition of the peo pie whenit shall be broken up and destroyed. While the Union lasts, we have hieh, exciting, gratifying prospects spread out before us, tor us aud our chudreu. lierond that I seek not to penetrate the veil. God grant that on my vision never may be opened what lies behind. When my eyes shall be turned to behold, for tbe last time, the sun in heaven, may I uot see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds; or d.enched, it may be, in fraternal blood! Let tbat last feeble and lingering glanre rather behold the gorgeous ensisn of the republic, now known and honored throughout the earth, still full high ad vanced, its arms and trophies streaming their original lustre, not a stripe erased or polluted, nor a single star obscured, bearing for its motto no Euch miserable interrogatory as What is all this worth? nor those other words of delusion and folly, Liberty first and Uniou afterwards; but everywhere, spread all over in characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every American heart Lib erty and Union, now and forever, one and insep arable!" A Marriage Broker Speculating in Yocxo People's Hearts Successful Mat rimosial Agency. Yesterday a gentleman appeared before U. S. Commissioner Ilayne to enter a complaint against a woman, who, he alleges, has been receiving fees for forming mat rimonial alliances without obtaining a revenue license from tho government, lhe person thus complained of is a Mrs. II, ("wo suppress the name until the case shall have a heann? ) who keeps an intelligence office on South Clark Street. The statement is, that she negotiates for both parties, agrees to obtain a wife for a gentleman for a certain amount, and rice versa, the w ill ob tain for a lady a husband. Ilaring the prelimi naries satisfactorily arranged, it is jiossible that in both cases she receives fees from both the bride and bridgroom w hen a marriage is effected. The gentleman who gave the information to the commissioner, eavs the lady is doing a thriv ing business. Matrimonial agencies are evident ly better paying institutions than one would imagine who is not acquainted with them. He says he can bring forward two witnesses who have become united in wedlock through the agency of Mrs. M . This certainly is a new branch of business in Chicago. When this sort of speculation begins to pay, the question arises, what sort of business is it that won't pay ? Marriages have been con summated through tho medium of advertising ; that is neither novel or wonderful at the present day ; but when a lady attempts to establish an agency by which hearts are to be exchanged at fixed 'rates of premium and discount, she de serves credit from the whole world for inventive talent at least. We ßhonld like to understand the modus oper andi of conducting the business. It would be a pleasing sight, no doubt, to see an aspirant leaving his or her order for a partner for life. Wonder if it causes palpitation or nervousness as the direct application docs, or whether one goes at it as if he were purchasing a lobster. If the lady succeeds well on a small scale, the business might be extended, and a simple local agency might in tbe course of a few years ar rive at the dignity of a colossal " Northwestern Agency." Imagine orders from abroad : "Send me by next train a wife" and by the way to facilitate bnsincss, there ought to be some way of designating them besides giving long aud te dious descriptions ; by numbers, for instance, as boots and shoes " Send me by next train a wife, number eight. Enclosed find check, &c" Would'nt that be grand 1 Number eight would perhaps be a medinm sized lady, with light hair, blue eyes, good education, i.e., while number nine would vary slightly, the hair and eyes being a shade darker, and the education not so good. Then imaeine the indignation of the agentess when a wife happened to be returned, with a note accompanying, "Pont suit." Merchants of all kinds object seriously to having goods return ed ; the marks of use about them are apt to lead other customers into the belief that they are second hand. Ohl it's terrible I A matrimo nial agency established in the center of civiliza tion 1 The world does move. STATE 1TE.TI. Third CoxoaEssiONAL Distsict Demo cratic Coxvkxtiox. Pursuant to previous notice the Democracy of the Third Congres sional district met in Convention at North Vernon, Jttiuinps county, Indiana, on Wednes day, May 18, lbG4. at 10 o'clock, A M. The Convention was organized by appointing Colonel T. O. Lee, of Bartholomew county. President; and P. A Parks, f Lawrence coun ty. Secretary. The President on taking tbe chair, briefly stated the object of the meeting to be, to nomi nate a candidate tor Congress in the Third Con gressional district of Indiana. The several counties in the district being called, the following answered: Bartholomew, Jennings, Jefferson, Jackson, Lawrence. Monroe and Switzerland Brown not being represented. The votes of the several counties were appor tioned as follows: Bartholomew 22. Jakson 19, Jenninga 13, JerTersoE 18. Lawrence 12, Monroe 13, Switzer land 11. Whole number of votes 96, necessary to a choice, 41). Tbe convention then proceeded to the nomin ation of a candidate for Congress. The can didates for nomination were Hon. H. Harting ton, of Jefferson, and David L. Sheeks, of Mon roe. The following resolution, offered by Hon. Jason B. Brown, of Jackson county was adopted: Resolved, That the minority of any county shall be entitled to the privilege of casting its portion of the vote of the county they represent, as they shall see proper, except where counties are Instructed. On motion, the convention proceeded to ballot by counties, with the following result: Harrington. Sheckt. Bartholomew ti Jack a H 10 Jennings 13 Je (Ter on 18 Lawrence 4 S Switzerland 11 MoDroe. 13 76 31 Jlr Harrington having received a majority of all tbe votes cast, he was declared to be the can didate of the Democratic party of the 3d Con gressional District, for Congress. On motion, the nomination was made unani mous. The following resolution was unanimously adopted: Resolred, That the 3d Congressional District present the name of Daniel II. Long, of Jackson couuty, as our choice for Clerk of the Supreme Court, and we earnestly ask his nomination at the hands of a generous Democracy. The nomination of an elector for this district was postponed until the meeting of the State Convention. On motion, the same Central Committee for the district who served last year, was re appoint ed. The commute are: B. F.J ones, of Bartholomew; James H. Yaw ter, of Jennings; E- O. Leland, of Jefferson; Samuel W. Holmes, of Jackson; James S. Hes ter, cf Brown; Tbos. It. Cobb, of Lawrence; J. H. Jitus, of Switzerland, nnd S. H. Buskirk, of Monroe. On motion, it was ordered that tbe Secretary furnish copiei of tbe proceedings of the conven tion to all the Democratic papers in the district, also to the Slate Sentinel and New Albany Ledger, with a request that they publish them. Hon. Thomas It. Cobb then addressed the con vention at some length, after which the conven tion adjourned sine die. T. 0. LEE, Resident. P. A. Pauks, Secretary. We had a visit this week from our old friend, Jacob Sommers, of Owen county, who was just returnitiff from a National Yearly ileeting of the German Baptists, (commonly callel "Duukard") held at Hagerstown, Wayne countv, Indiana. He informs us tbat there were mure than Eve hundred ministers of the Gospel present mostly delegates from the various churches in the United States. About 25,000 or 3t),0(X) people were present, and a most refreshing time crowned their efforts. One good old brother, a true man, who lives where the two armies are passing and repassing, and who never fails to attend the Yearly Meetings of the Church, was this time repeatedly warned by the Confed erates "not to cross their lines," but be saya, I came through the mountains, where tbey had no lines!" f Clay County Democrat. New Catholic Chcbch at Ucxtisgtox Yesterday the corner stone of the new Catholic church at Huntington was laid by Bishop Luers, with appropriate religious solemnities. Sermons were celivered by Bishop Luers and Falber O'Connor. A Iarpe concourse of persons, esti mated at 4, M0 to 5,000, attended on the occasion. A special train from this city took down 1,700 persons, including the German Benevolent So eiety, accompanied by the Union brass band and Leifela band. Large delegations also came in wagons from all the surrounding country. Ample provision was made for the multitude. Four large table were set out covered with the best and choicest viands, and those were filled four times, probably not less fftan 2,000 persons par taking of dinner. Tbe ladies of Huntington are deserving of greit praise for the manner io which the dinner was got np and the praise is the more deserving fromtbe fact that all classes, without distinction of church or creed, lent "tbe aid on the occasion. Fort Wayne Sentinel. Habbob at Micuioax Citt. Out exchangee from the northern part of this State are engaged in discussing the possibilities and probalitiet of obtaining a good harbor at Michigan City. It is proposed to petition, or otherwise influence Con gress to appropriate a quarter of a million dol lar toward it; to secure, when that is exhausted, a hundred thousand or more from the State, u4 to raise the residue of the estimated amount half a million dollars by individual contribu tions. The lack of a harbor has been a great detri ment to the growth snd prosperity of Indiana. Our commerce bas contributed to the enrichment of neighboring States, adding what properly be longed to ourselves to their population and reve nues; and we hope that advantage may be taken of the present flush, high-pressure, greenback times, to get rid of this serious privation. Notwithstanding occasional twinges of Ohl- fashioned Democratic prejudice againat a ayateoa of internal improvements by the Ueneral Govern ment, we cannot help contrasting, io imagina tion, the present condition of our country with what it would have been if tbe thouaanda of millious that have been and must yet be expended to lay waste one-half of our territory had been appropriated to the productive enterprise of peace. The money, brain aud muscle tbat bave been wasted in this cruel, needless war, would have sufficed to make everv river in the country navigable for side-wheel steamers, to build half a dozen railroads to the Pacific coast, and a tithe of the uncornputed incidental expenses of the war wsuld have furnished at least one school house in every township, for the benefit of a prosperous and rapidly iucreasing population The saddest objects of human contemplation are the "might have beens." Lafayette Argus. How Tom Lost His Shiip. An old far mcr in Tennessee sent his son Tom to Memphis with a flock of shevp to sell. Tom sold the f-heep and got the moncv, but falling in com pany with some "sports' who had the presence of mind to hold better hands than he did, he was "cleaned out." Tom went heme, but avoid ed the old man. . He told Ids mother, however, what had befallen him, and she took the news, as gently as she could, to the master of the ma nor and' of the sheep pasture. Tho old man raved, and Tom very judiciously continued to keep out of his way. " One day the fanner had a friend to dinner, and some spiritous potations be ing introduced, they became quite merry. This was Tom's opportunity. He rushed into the room, holdine four "kings" in his hand, and ex claimed : " Father, would yon bet anything on such a hand as that!" "Bet, gutf I would. I'd bet every cent I had." " Weir' said Tom, with a sigh, " that's what became of tbe sheep. The other feller had four aces 1" The old man was epeeehlcas. .. " Dont you believe the Lord is on our ido 1' said a strong rebel to a not over tonndentiai friend, the other day. ' Well, y-e-e-a," he re, ponded, "y-e-e-s, but He's acting mighty strange about it, mighty strange " i "111 commit you; you're a nuisancel" said said Mr. Justice to a noisy fellow in court. "You can't sir; yon say I'm a nuisance, and nobody has a right to 'commit' a nuisance o 1 defy you I"