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HOBNBLOWXB, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, WM practice In mil the Court* of Iho 11 th Judicial ni - IM ornct—At Pilot Hill, El Dorado Coon v mmjlUm Pun llumu. Toon. H. William*. BBBXTOBD * WILLIAMS, ATTORNEY! AND COUNSELLORS AT-LAW, OBco—No. M, J. otreot, oeer the 8t. Nlcholai Sa wm prarUoo la tko Soprem* Coart. and Dlotriet Curt of 8mtrmomraH mod adioinin* coonUom (decs, 8. W. bnon, Gno. *. Wiluamo. SANDERSON A WILLIAMS, ATTORN ITS-AT-LAW. OS**—Doagtata' Boudin*. ncit door to tbo Cary Roe**, Main otroot, PtarerTiile. dec « O. W. GORDON, ATTO BN E T-A T-L A W. Yirelnt* City, N. T OSIe* in Collin*' Bnlldine. Blind. [Do**» A. C. NEARLB, ITTOIVIT -AT-LAW, Ode* In D*a*la»*’ Boildinf (ap-atalrt), Vain Mrect, Piacervillc. tin* JOHR BCM1, c - ,LM1, HUME A SLOSS. r> ATTORNEY 8-AT-LAW, OAc* in City Block, riaccrrillo. Will prmctico Law in th* Court* of El Dorado *nd •dioiaiMGonad**—I" the topretn* Court, and th* Coart* of Utah Territory. mlt O. D. HALL, O. TALE. 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HARRIS, MMn Strml and Ui* riata, m f llSIKtllLI, WHOLESALE and retail dialer in HntrMh Clftn, Tobacco, Hooka, Bta tlanwey, Cotlery, Playing Carda, * Tank** Notlona, Frnita, Green *adHrl«d, Nut* and Candle*, at am* ruactsco r*icu. AlM.rromiTM by ercry Steamer the late*t Atlantic aai Eeroneaa Nowmpmpcrm, Mayaaine* and Perlodl ■Lu all the WEEKLY CALIFORNIA NKWSPA PRBaadMAoIH N kS. t\ OO | .. . ao,-r ASSAY OFFICE. COFFER, SILVER, j r. an AND GOLD ORES OAHETtrLLT ASSAYED 1 A. C. ARVIDSSON, foprlSJ Mai* (trout, Placer nil*. THE MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT: Troua mt tk« ikalUltmllU. Tbe New York Journal of Commerce thus exposes the treason of the aboli lienists: When the wsr wee approaching the abolitionists foresaw it as well as the con stitutionalists , but while the latter mourned, the termer rejoiced in it And thej intended that, if pOasibie, it eheuld not be e war for the Union. The Tribune unhesitatingly espoused the cause of the South, and not only declared that acces sion wan right, but quoted and com mentation the Declaration of Indepen destoe as establishing ths right, and prom vb*>T- wpan& 'jts aid in bringing it about successfully whenever there should seem to be a united wish for it on the pert of the Southerners. The fevening Poet qui etly- ridiculed the idee of war, quoted Mother (loose's Melodies as the expo nents of its doctrines, end chuckled com placently as they saw the country rush ing od ruin. The Liberator dealt in fero cious denunciations of any one who should support the war until it was made an anti-slavery war, published articles de claring that “ obedience to euch a govern ment wee treason to Qod,” end openly discouraged enlistment* for tbe war in the most barefaced and violent publica tions. All this time the enti-alevery leagues and eecietiee were st work. Our readers will remember our various expo cures of the lists ot names of editors of the Evening Post, Tribune, and Anti Slavery Standard in doss fellowship, en gaged in those designs, for which one of Lincoln’s Cabinet advisers pronounced them “ aiders and abettors of the South ern Confederates.” This terrible accusa tion was never even denied by the sub jects of it. They accepted the statement and silently admitted its truth. That they were such then, no one doubts. Are they sny less so now 1 Plot after plot, conspiracy alter con spiracy, has been started by these radi cals and put down by the bold front of calm, loyal conservatism. So many are these plots that half of them are forgot ten. Whenever they feared that there was any prospect of saving the Union they became desperate and held secret conventions to devise treasonable plans of ruin. As eerly as October, 1861, they plotted here in New York to call a mass convention of the people “ for the pur pose of sustaining General Fremont” and substituting him for Mr. Lincoln as Pres ident of the United States. In pursu ance of this same intention they have held frequent secret meetings since that time, many of which we knew of at the time they were held, and all which were disloyal in spirit and object. The winter of 1861 2 was prolific of such treasona ble plots. But the constant difficulty was understood to be the ambition of certain individuals which made it impossible to agree on any one man as the head of the revolution by which they proposed to su persede Mr. Lincoln. On the 26th of January, 1862, the Tri bune threw off the mask. “ Tbe nstion is fighting for life—though sll the paper constitutions on earth be scattered to the winds,” said that paper ; and again, on the 28th of January, the Tribune said bol ily :—“ We can honestly say that for that old Union, which was kept in exis tence by Southern menaces and Northern concessions, we have no regrets, and no wish for its reconstruction. Who wants any Union which can only be preserved by systematic wrong and organised po litical blunders? Who wants any Union which is nothing but s sentiment to lacker Fourth of July orations withal ?" From that date forward the entire combination of papers referred to have with steadfast energy attacked the Constitution and op posed the idea of union. They have pub lished countless articles on the policy of the President, on the Union, on Generals in the army, which, if published in con servative papers, would have consigned the editora to dungeons. Day after day for more than a year these combined ene mies of the country, taking advantage of the existing war, have plotted the over throw of the Constitution, have exerted every nerve to render Union hopeless, and to convince the people of this coun try that the Constitution is, as their old motto asserts, “ a league with death, and a covenant with hell” They are now at work plotting peace by disunion. Men of America, yon were Bleeping when the enemy thus came into your cit adel. You regarded that infamous motto of the American Anti Slavery Society as a harmless phrase, an idle sound, mean ingless words. Look around you and be hold the terrible results of your mistake. There is no hamlet, no cottage, in the land into which these enemies of your country have not crept with their vile doctrines, their treasonable publications. They shrink at nothing. Falsehood is their favorite pastime. They are living falsehoods, calling themselves Unionists while on their hearts is burned, with the brand of their society, the horrible mot to we have so often quoted. In the garb of news-venders they poison your family circles with their treasonable doctrines, and with their insidious attacks on tbe Union which you prize. They are ad mitted to your social circles, your iyce urns, your churches, your fireside gath erings—calm faced men, preteuding to be the most devoted of patriots—and they but wait the moment to whisper in the ears of your children words intended to 6hake their (kith in the old truths of the Constitution, the foundation principles of the Union. And you, citizens, Ameri cans—men on whom the future of your country depends—ere you still slumber ing while they sow the seeds of destruc tion on all the fair fields of your once glorious country ? No, thank God, you are not slumber ing. You ere awake, and the waking i vision is fearful j A land mourning around you and a future of darkness be fore you are the incentives to earnest, loy al labor. From the far West we hear the shout of the waking millions. From the Esst the echo comes back. All around us men are rallying to tbe Constitution, the hope of the land, the only hope now. Tbe radical conspiracy is frightened, trembling, now rampant in rage, now submissive in fear. These radical men must themselves be encouraged with the pledgee of the restored power of the Con stitution. Though but last week they ware threatening contemporaries with suppression, they should be taught that the returning power of the law sod the PLACER VILLE, EL DORADO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1863. Constitution is not to be used for tbeir suppression, but only to keep them with in the sefe rules of public morality end decency. And the country ssks now that tbe principles of American constitu tional liberty Miould be everywhere In culcated. In rain the radical tion charges that, “ to teach the Constitu tion is treason.” We bare come into a new era since that idea could be forced on tbe people. Well may the poor advo cates of this worst of treasonable Mess tremble in view of the fact that all tbe country is awake and looking for consti tutional instruction. If this change in the tendency of the public mind had not occurred, if radical power over tbe popu laf inteTlect and passions bad continu'd a few months longer, the constitutional President, Mr. Lincoln, would unques t)onkVty I/* Ms been deposed, Sbe wsr ended by s dissolution of the Union, and anarchy or despotism established in tbe Northern States. Now there is t pros pect that the constitution will be restored to power, the constitutional President be protected and sustained by a loyal, con servative, constitution-loving people, and the nation rescued from the radical dia unionists. We earnestly beg the thinking men to consider these facts. The men who are leading tbe radical party aro original, pledged, sworn disunionists. Their poii cy is intended to destroy the Union and erect on its ruins a radical despotism, combining a radical church and radical State. Freedom of thought, of worship, of discussioh, of properly, of family, all would be suppressed by these old ene mies of American free principles. No man who bts his country’s interest at heart can act with them. All honest men ought to set against them. If the oppo sition psrty here or there is not suited to your views, nevertheless it is always bet ter than this radical party. The true and only hope we now have is in sustain ing the Constitution and the Government against the attacks of these secret ene mies. This is no time to stand aloof and take no part You must act with the radical abolitionists and assist in the ac complishment of their plans for the ruin of their country, and take your share of the responsibility, or you must vote and act against them, and save the nation from their plots. Can any man hesitate I Can any man excuse himself because he does not like this or that man in the con servative ranks, or because he thinks this or that man a “radical Democrat?” It is no time to consider persons. If you do this, you must choose to act with the Garrisons, Phillipses, and Abby Kelleys, and Frederick Douglasses, or on the other side. If you agree with that class, act with them ; if you believe the Constitu tion to be a league with hell, act with them ; if you are opposed to any future political or religious union or communion between North and South, act with them. rrw tk He* Tort World. ' The Complete Overthrow of tho Pab lie Liberties. This is the darkest hour since the ont break of the rebellion. Congress, by the act passed yesterday, authorizing the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus throughout the whole extent of the country, has consummated its series of measures for laying the country pros trate and helpless at the feet of one man. It was not enough that Mr. Lincoln has been invested with the purse and the sword ; that, with an immense power to raise or manufacture money, he has unre stricted command of the services of every able-bodied man of the country. Congress has thought it necessary to give the fin ishing stroke to its establishment of a military despotism, by removing all checks on the abuse of the enormous monetary and military power with which they have clothed the President What assurance has the country that we shall ever have another Presidential election ! None whatever, except what may be found in the confidence, reasonable or un reasonable, reposed in the rectitude and patriotism of Mr. Lincoln. If any per son, in any part of the country, shall think it bis duty to resist unconstitutional encroachments on the rights of citizens, Mr. Liocoln is authorized, by what pur ports to be a law, to anatch up that indi vidual and immure him in one of the gov ernment handles as long as he shall fit, and there is no power anywhere in the nation to call him to account He can send one of his countless provost-mar shals into the house of a Governor of a State, or any other citizen, in the dead of night, drag him from his bed, hustle him away under the cover of darkness, plunge him in a ditfant and unknown dungeon, and allow his friends to know no more of Ibe where*boots of hi* body than (bey would of the habitation of his soul, instead of imprisoning, the provost-mar shal had murdered him. With this tre mendous power over the liberty of every citizen whom he may suspect, or whom he may ehoose to imprison without sus pecting,-the President is as absolutes despot as the Sultan of Turkey. All the guarantees of liberty are broken down; we all lie at the feet of one man, depend ent on his caprice for every hour’s ex emption from a hostile. If be wills it, the State Governments may continue ia the discharge of their functions: but if he wills it, every one of them that does not become his submissive and subservi ent tool can be at once suspended by the imprisonment of its officers. Consider ing the enormous power conferred oh the President by the Finance and Conscrip tion Bills, a reasonable jealousy would have erected additional safeguards against its abuse, Instead of that, Congress has thrown down all the old barriers and left us absolutely without shelter in the greatest violence of the tempest So far as the detestable act passed yes terday ia an act of indemnity' to shield the President from the legal consequences of past exertions of arbitrary power, it is a confession that he, his secretaries, pro vost-marshals, and other minions have been acting in violation of law. It an nuls all laws passed by the State Legisla tures for the protection.of their citizens against kidnapping; it provides for taking all suits for damages out of the State courts and transferring them to the-Fed eral tribunals, and before those tribunals the fact that the injury complained of was done Under color of executive au thority is declared to be a full and com plata defense, It oven inflicts penalties on persona coming before the courts for redress of injuries, by declaring that if they are not suoMasful tbo defendant •ball recover double coat*. So that the aggrieved party must taka the risk of this penalty for venturing to ascertain, in a court of justice, whether his oppressor ■"»*- actiag under the authority of (be rnuMni /»' this alarming pass have matters come, that not only does every cftisen hold bis liberty at the mer cy of one man, but be is liable to be pun ished for inquiring whether the person arresting him really possessed, or onlv falsely pretended to possess, that man's authority I The attempt to disguise the odious character of this detestable act by a sham provision in its second section is an in sult to the intelligence of the people. “ The Secretary of State and the Secre tary of War,” so it reads, “are directed as soon as may be practicable,” to fur nish to the judges of the courts lists of the names of the persons arrested, that they may be presented to a grand jury for indictment. And who is to judge of this practicability? Why, the Secreta ries themselves, or the President for them. They will furnish such lists whenever it suits their pleasure, and not before. There is not only no penalty for neglect ing to do this altogether, but the main purpose of the act is to protect these offi - cers, and all persons acting under their directions, against all legal penalties for all arrests wherever made, and all deten tions in prison, however long protracted. The ninety days during which Con gress has now been in session are the last ninety days of American freedom. Our liberties had previously been curtailed and abridged by executive encroach ments, but the courts remained open for redress of wrongs. But this Congress has rendered their overthrow complete, by first putting the purse and the sword in the hands of the President and then assuring him of complete impunity in all abuses of this enormous, this dangerous, this tremendous power. Tha 'Wonders of tbs Globs. From the creation of the world down to the present day, a series of oiganic changes has been constantly developed, which hate not only altered in a material degree the outlines of continents and the land-marks of the mariner, but have changed greatly its constituent particles. For instance: the miners have delved in the bowels of the earth and withdrawn from thence thousands of tons of coal, which, in their turn, have been consumed and wasted by fire; their elements being so wholly transmogrilied that nothing re mains of all their bulk but a heap 01 dust. Through all these processes a gradual but constant dimunition has gone on; the gases eliminated by the combustion of the fael have been first set free, then ig nited and finally resolved, as to their com ponents, into the atmosphere. So also with the metals—precious and base; they too, have parted with their individuality as earths, and have lost in bulk during the refinement to which they have beeu subjected. The rough and ragged edges of the ores have been smoothed into close and tenacious surfaces. The loose and striated masses have been knit closely, as to their fibers, until they are one and ho mogeneous throughout Here, again, have the atoms comprising a whole parted, each one, with some portion of their identity whilst being transfused into one mass. Not only do these changes occur in the metals and the minerals of the globe, but they also take place in the vegetable king dom. The flowers of the field, the grass, the herbage; these wither and shrink be fore the fervent beat of the sun, and lose in weight and bulk. Nay 1 even the monarchs of the wood, unto whose roots the settler lays his civilising ax, these come crashing down through their fel lows and make the earth resound with the force of the impact They also obey the dictates or the impulses of nature— they become green with mold, they rot to their cores, through all their sturdy branches the sap oozes out until they are utterly dead. Weigh the dead tree and the living one, and tell us which is the more ponderable. Far to the North, among those huge icebergs, the forma tion of which no human eyes ever be held, the cliflfc that crop out in the polar regions waste slowly and silently sway. Dr. Kane has told us that their bases may be foond, when not covered with snow, an impalpable dust; this is the debris of the rocks, cliffs, or whatever the nature of the structure may be. The silence of those regions is, at times, intense if such an expression may be allowed. Except when the storms rage in their fury — when the grinding of those phantom tow ers against the loose pancake ice ceases, when the floating floea circle idly in some eddy—then proceeds during the short northern summer the waste of the world. The tumuli of ice resolve to water ; the monuments rested by the band of the Frost King topple and fall) and, loosened by the genial warmth, streams trickle slowly down the rocks, carrying in their course the granulated particles liberated by theeold. In the dead of night, in the awful silence of those extreme latitudes, l great masses of ice, or earth, or rock, loosen themselves and fall with a mighty crash into the sea beneath. Thus, through all the zones that belt the globe—torrid, temperate and frigid— ! a continual waste, an incessant abstrac tion of the vital functions of nature tran spires ; these operations are both artifi cial and inevitable. Uow far do these organic and elementary changes affect the integrity of the sphere f Gases, as we well know, enter into the composition of our food, our bodies, and the very air and water that we breathe and drink. So also the cloud, Bilver-lined, that stretches its dark shadow over the summer or the winter heaven, surcharged with cooling showers or else with moisture which is changed in the atmosphere into star-like crystals of snow, these also hold in sus pension some portion of the etherial forces of the globe and descend to reviv ify and fertalize its various functions. The ashes of tba coal part with their chemical ingredients, and make the grass green in the field, or drive the marauding' worms from the crops of the farmer. The wasted form of the oak or ash is ab sorbed by nature, tenderly buried as it were, and enters once more into the shafts whioh tower above its resting place. So it is with all tho material forces which have their being and whieb are rooted in the world. They arise or exist; they shoot from the soil or lie dormant within it; they are garnered, mined or burned ; they vanish utterly in their natural forms, and are seen no more. Tet they are not lost. The several parts wanting are, as we have seen, adaorovu <4* other phioU completing their growth and ripening to maturity.- In place of the coala that are consumed, there are other veins of them slowly gathering their forces for the com fort of millions yet to be. There are mines also accumulating those wonderful accretions which—now sullen and black, it may be covered by the restless sea— shall one day be exhumed and shine upon the bfow of beauty. The globe parts with no portion of its matter to its ulti mate loss; through sll its vast lungs, the millions upon millions of pores in plants, the yawning ghastly craters of volcanoes, the fissures of the ground in various lands, the subtle vapors and essences from the vast laboratory of nature tran spire. Yet all of them, as we have seen, are combined in some other form. The motion of the earth ia no Bwifter than usual; in our headlong race around the sun, we come and go with as much regu larity as ever; the stars move upon their nightly rounds, the moon appears and dis appears, the planets circle in their orbits, and follow out the plan laid down for them by the Creator; and the vast and grand earth revolves rapidly through space, in obedience to the impulse which first gave it motion. Nothing changes to our loss. Man fights his petty battles, he slaughters those who cherished him, and he rises up in his weakness to mock at God and His works; but yet, through all and orer all, the majestic operations of -nature go forward with a certainty and surety that can only proceed from an ori gin and power beyond the knowledge of mankind.—Scientific American. A BeAcnrcL Reflection. — Bulwer elo quently mvs: “ I cannot believe that earth is man’s abiding place. It cannot be that our life is cast up by the ocean of eternity to float a moment upon its wares and then sink into nothingness 1 Else, why is it that the glorious aspirations, which leap like angels from the temple of our heart, are forever wandering about unsatisfied? Why that the rainbow and clouds come over us with a beauty that is not of earth, and then pass off and leave us to muse upon their favored love liness? Why is it that the stars who hold their festival around the midnight throne, are set above the grasp of our limited faculties, mocking us with their unapproachable glory ? And, finally, why is it that bright forms of human beauty are presented to our view, and then taken from us, leaving the thousand streams of our affections to flow in Al pine torrents upon our hearts? We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth; there is a realm where the rainbow never fades—where the stars will be spread before us like islands*that slum ber on the ocean—and where the beings that pass before us like shadows, will stay in our presence forever," Popular Errors. —It is an error to sup pose that because you silence a man you convince him, or because he declines to answer you, he lacks the power. It is an error to fancy that because a woman looks at you she is in love with you ; or because she sighs when you are by, that she is dying for you. Sighing is a well bred modification for yawning, and as often betrays weariness as anxiety or solicitude. It is an error to suppose that because a man smiles on you he is your friend ; be cause he covets your society he cares a fig about you. Smiles and professions are the cheapest things in market except pa triotism. It is an error to suppose that because you happen to love your wife during the honeymoon you will be the happiest man in the world for the rest of your life. Matrimony is like a glass of soda water— very sparkling when carried to the lips, bat palpably tasting of acid before it is half swallowed. It is an error to suppose thst because a woman can play the piano and embroider, she is accomplished, or because she speaks in a low voice and rolls up her eyes with tenderness she is amiable. Not Bad. —Any one who has lived in Cincinnati Tor ten or fifteen years, will remember E——, the tailor, one of the best of his craft, as well as the jolliest, always as ready to takes joke as give one. It used to be considered a “ fair thing" among a “ select party” to send persons to his store for articles at variance with what usually constitatcs his profession. It hnppenedoneday as the “party” above mentioned were descending the steps of the Burnet House, he encountered a spec imen of Kentucky, who inquired of him where be could purchase a jewsharp. Of course he was directed to E ’s store as the establishment where they kept the largest assortment at the most reasonable prices. Our friend proceeded at once to the place indicated, and found E , (who, by the way, was troubled with an impediment of speech) waiting on a customer, and after stating his wants, was politely requested to “w-waitafew m-o-ments.” After des patching his business with the aforesaid customer, he gravely approached Ken tucky with a pair of glove-stretchers, and observed in a very mild tonej: “ We-we shall h-navo to take your mum-measure;" whereupon he inserted the stretcher into his mouth, spreading open his countenance to the full extent of the stretcher, and with a face indicating the utmost seriousness, remarked to the astonished Kentuckian, —Y-young man, we havn’t ger-got any of y-your s-s-size!” Slightly Different Views of the In dian Soul.— During the hard fought bat tle of Bennington two brothers fought side by side, protected by the trunk of a fallen tree. The oldest was a man of frayer, but the other was not Baum’s ndian allies were in ambush, picking off the Americans, when the elder brother got sight of one of them, and, taking a long him, lifted up heart and voice in prayer, saying: “Lord bate mercy on that Indian's soul." The other brother got a shot at another Indian at the satne moment, and as his ball entered the Indian's head he bit oflf the end of his cartridge to load again, and said: « " There’s another Indian gone to bell 1" A Vrcatk OkMt Itwr. The castle of ArdivilUon, near Breteal, tu reported to be bsuotcd by eril spir its. Dreadful noises were heard and flames were seen by night to issue from various aperture*. Tfce faraaar who was intrusted with toe car* ot cat uv&s* in the absence of iU owner, the present d’Ardivilliera, could alone lire there. The spirit seemed to respect him; but any person who ventured to take up a night's lodging in tbe castle was sure to bear the marks of his audacity. Superstition, is catching. By-and-by the peasants in the neighborhood began to see strange sights. Sometimes a dozen of ghosts would ap pear in the air above the oastle, dancing around. At another time a number of presidents and counsellors appeared io the. adjacent meadow. There they sat in judgment on a gentleman of the country who had been beheaded for some crime a hundred years before. In short many had seen, and all had beard of the won ders of the castle of Ardivilliers. This affair had continued four or fire years, to the great loss of the president, who had been obliged to let the estate to the farmer at a very low rata. At length, suspecting some urtiQce, he resolved to visit and inspect the castle. Taking with him two geDllemen, his friends, they de termined to pass the night in tbe same apartment, and if any noise or apparition disturbed them, to discharge their pistols at either ghost orsound. As spirits know all things, they were probably aware of these preparations, and not one appeared; hut in the chamber just above a dreadful rattling of chains was heard, and the wife and sister of the farmer ran to assist their lord. They threw themselves on their knees, begging that he would not visit that ten ible room. My lord," they said, “ what can hu man force effect against tbe people of the other world f" M. de Fecanour attempted the same enterprise years ago, and he re turned with a dislocated arm. If. de Ur stlles tried, too; he was overwhelmed with bundles of hay, and was ill for a long time after." In short, so many at tempts were mentioned that the presi dent's friends advised him to abandon the design. But they determined to encoun ter the danger themselves. Proceeding up stairs to on extensive room, each having a candle in one hand and a pistol in the other, they found it full of thick smoke, which increased more and more from some flames that were vis ible. Soon after the ghost or spirit faint ly appeared in tt)9 middle; he seemed quite black, and was amusing himself by cutting capers; but another eruption of Hume and smoke hid him from their view. He had horns and a long tail, and was in truth a dreadful object Oue of the gentlemen found his courage rather fail. “This is certainly supernatural,” said he ; “ let us retire." The other endowed with more boldness, asserted that tbe smoke was that of gun powder, which is no supernatural compo sition ; “and if this same spirit,” ad ded he, “ knew his nature and trade, he would hare extinguished our candles.” With these remarks he jumps amidst the smoke and flames, and pursues tbe spectre. He soon discharged bis pistol at his back, and hit him exactly in the middle; but was himself seized with fear, when the spirit, far from falling, turned round and dashed upon him. Soon recovering himself he resolved to grasp the ghost, to discover if it were seri al and impassible. Mr. Spectre, disor dered by this new maneuvi..lushed tu a tower and descended a small staircase. The gentleman ran after, and never losing sight of him, passed several courts and gardens, still turning as thg spirit winded, till at length they entered an open barn. Here the pursuer, certain as he thought of his prey, shut the door; but when he turned round, what was his amnzement to see the spectre totally disappear. In great confusion he called to the servants for more lights. On examining the spot of the spirit's disappearance, he found a trap door, upon raising which several mat trasses appeared, to break tire fail of the headlong adventurer. Descending, he found the runaway spirit—the farmer himself! Ilia dress, a complete bull's hide, had secured him from the pistol shot, and the horns and tail were not dia bolic, but mere natural appendages of the original. The rogue confessed all his tricks, and was pardoned, on paying the arrears for five years, atAhe old rent of the land. In a car on a railroad which runs into New York, a few mornings ago, a scene occurred which will not soon be forgotten by the witnesses of it A person dressed as a gentleman, speaking to a friend across the car, said i “Well, I hope the war may last six months longer. If it does, I shall have made enough to retiro from business. In the last six months I have made a hun dred thousand dollars—six months more and I shall bare enough.” A lady sat behind the speaker, and ne cessarily heard his remaik ; and when he had done she tapped him on the shoulder and said to him : “Sir, I had two sons, —one of them was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg; the other was killed at the battle of Murfreesboro.” She was silent a moment, and so were all around who heard her. Then over come by her indignation, she suddenly slapped the speculator, first on one cheek, then on the other, and before the fellow could say a word, the passengers sitting near, who had witnessed the whole affair, seized him and pushed him hurriedly out of the car, as one not fit to ride with de cent people.—[Evening Post. The Post ought to have told the rest of this story. This same speculator belletes that all who pray for peace ought to be hung; he contributed to the fund to carry the New Hampshire and Connecticut elec tions for the Administration ; he asserts that Generals Porter and McClellan are traitors; be believes in the proclamation and the confiscation act, and swears by the Tribune and Poet. On the other band, the poor woman who lost her sons is a copperhead of the most virulent type, and would serve the Post people as she did tho speculator if she got within the same distance of tbelr ears.—World. ‘•Whirx Is the East?” inquired a tutor one day of s very little popiL “ Where the morning oomee from,” was tha prompt and ready reply. I NtTWBM'Jt# domination and Republicans h*w seizing with re-let* huiw^tbWWlfifcffNlw rights of their fellow-citieooo -sp4dff<*n pled down the lawa of their CQMtaa This party seems to think that mlncjjuel hate no righta; that political tfppOWantO are entitled to no regard or eoaaddmttMV All their energies an bent to waohaMWl dee troy their opponents, and to build, JW a gigantic political structure, founded upon the negro equality basis of fre*"f#v ernment. This is the uniform course ol legislation with them. It is the same m our State and National Administrations They legislate pot for the good of the whole people ; but wijh an eye single t* the success of Abolitionism end the weev* throw of slavery. This party entirely forgets or ignores the fact, when it attains power, that pub lic officers are the servants of the people generally, without regard to polftlcaioplfi ion, and that it la their sworn doty to tabof impartially for the good of alL This id the principle of free representative govern* ment. We deny not the right of the party in power to fairly adrance its own opln* ions and strengthen its own cause; bot #e do aay that this should never be dene in disregard of justice end at a sacrifice of public interests. , .. If there is a man in the country who has not remarked the intolerant, selfish policy of the Republican party, aa dis played in the North, East and West, and shown by its flagrant injustice to the Southern States, he must, indeed/ bo a poor observer of passing events. Since the advent to power of Republicanism, what lias it not done that is unwise, 1m* politic, corrupt, unprincipled, and in open violation of the Constitution and IMt (f the land! Take tbe action ef tfce taut Congress, controlled- and governed aa 4 was by tbe Republican party. Sep Its course on the compromise measures Of Douglas, Crittenden, Bigler and Rice measures which would have saved the Union and averted civil war. A solid, united vote of the Republican members defeated each and every proposition to save the'Country from disunion and fra tricidal strife, In tho language of 8enetor Chandler, of Michigan, the people wanted “ a little blood-letting 1" Have they not had it ? And has it all been on one sldef Tbe desire for disunion and a morbid thirst for blood animated and actuated tbe Republicans in this suicidal course. The record shows it, and the day will dawn, ere many years have rolled around the calendar of time, when a long-suffering and outraged people shall hold them to a fearful accountability*. Upon other meas ures of public policy the same spirit of partisan malignity has been repeatedly exhibited. The negro, tbe contrabands, the “ American citizen of African de scent,” so called by the Presidential bead of our nation, occupied almost exclusively the time and attention of the last Con gress. A stranger foreigner, from reading the proceedings of that body, would be impressed with tbe idea that they wete legislating (or aomo negro colony, instead of a government of free-boru white men. Look at the bill recognizing the negro governments of Hayti and Liberia, and admitting its sable representatives to an equality with the highest functionaries in Washington City ; the bill to emancipate the slaves of the South ; the bill to pro tect negroes coming within the Federal lines; the bill to colonize freedmen of tbe African race; the bill to compensate loyal owners for the freeing.of tbeir slaves } the bill declaring universal emancipation) and an indetinite number of other bills of a like complexion and Character, The short-tailed pollvwogs of tbe Abo lition crew in the Legislature of this State have followed in the footsteps of their Eastern brethren, legislating exclusively for the benefit of themselves, and doing their uttermost to involve our citiaeas in a civil war. Their initiatory move, the notarial bill, was one of despicable mean ness, and served to indicate by What lofty ideas and principles they would be actua ted in their law-making career. Since then they have passed by a strict party vote the negro testimony bill, the test oath bill for litigants and lawyers, tbe soldiers’ bill, allowing volunteers to vote, wherever they may be, for State and county offi cers, and numerous other bills of a like character. Mixed up with these we have been regaled with nigger speeches, fustian resolutions about the Union, and whole sale robbery bills for the emolument of Republican speculators, thieves and stock jobbers. The mind revolts with disgust at the contemplation of the foul mass of disgraceful acts passed by this body. It is a shame that out statute books must bo encumbered with suoh villainous trash. Rut so it must be so long as a demoralized set of fanatics rule the destinies of our State and nation.—[Sonora Democrat A Knotty Text.— There was once an itinerant preacher in West Tennessee, who possessing considerable natural elo quence, had gradually become possessed of the idea that ho was also an extraor dinary biblical scholar. Under this delu sion ho would very frequently, at the close of his sermons, ask any member of his congregation who might bars a knot ty text to unravel, to speak he would explain it at once, however much it might have troubled “lessdistinguished divines.” On one occasion, in a large audience, he was particularly pressing for some one to propound a text, but no one presuming to do BO, he was about to sit down without anv opportunity of “show ing his learning,” when a chap back by i he door, announced he had a “ Bible matter of great concern,” which be de sired to be enlightened upon., The preach er, quite animatedly, profeaaed his wil lingness and ability, and the congregation was in great excitement. ..., “ What I want to know, is,” sM4 the outrider, ■ " whether Job’s turkey was S hen or a goblerf” The “ expounder” looked confined, and the congregation tittered,as tbeflwuAIOn er capped the dimax by wwlsWhlf to h loud voice— - L.-V “I fotched him down on tt>sh*ttan<Si tion I” • from that time forward, tbs pNahui ofaakiog for difflcaH doned.