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All letters should he addressed te ■ :r- -- PP" : " .3 ?loral anfc (General jlrtospaprv, Drbofrfc to i>olities, tptiueation, literature anb jttorals. fnctrg. '•THE COPPERHEAD." If John Hopley don't know the Copper head, inside and oat, there is no use living where Union soldiers on furlough were mur dered during the war. And here is what John says, in the Bucyroa Journal, of June sth: Of all the factious men we've seen, Existing now or loog since dead, No one was ever known so mean As him we call a Copperhead; A draft evading Copperhead; A rebel aiding Copperhead; A growling, slandering, Scowling, pandering, Vicious, State'- rights Copperhead From him the decencies of lite And all its courtesies have fled; He lives in fretful factious strife ; A testy, touchy, Copperhead; A negro fearing Copperhead: A rebel cheering Copperhead; An unlearned, unlicked. Oft spurned, oft whipped, Doughfaced, crying Copperhead. When -'Save the Union," was the cry, And thousands for the Union bled, The nation's right he d.d deny To save itself: —this Copperhead; A Son of Liberty Copperhead; A Golden Circle Copperhead: A scheming, lying, Screaming, flying. Mean, Canadian Copperhead. When Southern miscreants designed, Their helpless prisoners's blood to sbed, And Libby prison undermined, Who then approved ? The Copperhead: The soldier shooting Copperhead; The patriot hooting Copperhead; The war abusing, Aid refusing, Crime excusing Copperhead. Who scoffed at Pillow s bloody fray, And Andersonville's murdered dead? Who victory's hour did long delay? The traitorous, treacherous Copperhead, The crime creating Copperhead; Assassinating Copperhead; The strife exciting, Wrath inviting, * Death delighting Copperhead. When widows mourned their lonely lot, And orphan children wept their dead; Who said the just deserts they got ? The Northern rebel Copperhead; The widow libelling Copperhead; The grief deriding Copperhead; The false conspiring, City firing, Booth admiring Copperhead. Nor woman's grief, nor orphan's tears, Nor even a Nation's honored dead, Are sacred from the jibes and sueers, Of every brutal Copperhead; Each church aspersing Copperhead; Each preacher cursing Copperhead, Each Union hating, War creating. Repudiating Copperhead. Crawl to your dunghill, viper, crawl. For General Grant with a conquering tread, Marches to crush the thing men call, In politics, a Copperhead: A Democratic Copperhead: A vile fanatic Copperhead; A murder jeering, Widow sneering, Assassin cheering Copperhead. U*n*ons. MASBY. The Conversion of Elder Pennibacker lie Sees a Vision which Puts His Feet on Solid Democratic Ground. POSTOFFIS, COSFEDRIT X ROADS, ) (Wich is in the Stait uv Kentucky,) r August 15, 1868. ) Joy to the world! Elder Pennibaekcr, wich, ever sense the Noo YorkConvcnshun, her bin a tkoffer and a sore hed. is wunst more within the fold. There wuz more re joicin when he come lack than over all within the fold for he was a venerable iamb wich hed gone estray. Like the prodigal son. we sJayed for him the fatted calf. I wuz particularly pleased with his re turn. He wuz the kindest uv men, and made the best corn whiskey in this seck shnn. He hed alluz bin in the habit of senden, now and then, a jug to his Pastor at the Post Offis. but sence his dissatisfack shun and consckcnt estrangement, these delikit attenshuns, so grateful to one in frail helth, hez been intermitted But that is all over, thank Heven. Yesterday morning he come into the offis beariti that wich to me is the most blessed us peece oflorins, the old familyer jug, wich, settiu down, he fell onto my neck and wept. "Parson!' sed he, his voice quiverin with emoshen. and tears cbasin each other down his nose, "it's over. I've sinned and hev repentid. Forgive me!" "Elder!" sed I, assoomin adignified air, "be who departs and cometh back—don't kick over that jug, for the stopper ain't in tite—is to me more precious than if he hedn't kicked over the traces. Bless you, my son. Here's a tin cup wich will do." The Elder then told me he hed been con verted. He hed determined not to vote at all. He didn't bleeve in Seymour, coz he is pledged to pay the debt in greenbax, and he detcstid Blare lecoz he wuz wunst a bloo bellied hirelin, and becoz in marryin him we marry the entire Blare family, wich is too much. He didn't bleeve that either uv em waz to be trusted. He didn't bleeve that either uv em was troo to the South. Feelin pekoolyerly bitter, he went to bed the nite afore, and nursin his wrath he fell asleep aod dreamed. That dream saved. He dreamed that he was iu a vast assem blage uv the Democracy, very like the Nasboel Conveushun. There wus shoutin and bcllerin, but he walked about gloomy and sad, filled with the most fearful fore bodins. Presently in his dream he approached the grand stand wich wuz okkepied by the lead ers and devoted to the occasion. Here a most pekoolyer site met his gaze. He no tist one small but soft toned instrument, holler and very much like a flute, evidently made for peacful stranes, out uv wich Wade Hampton wuz a straiuiu and bio win the most ferosuhs and war-like sounds. The hed uv the instrumeut wuz Seymour's hed, and cz he lookt clostcr he tound it as soomed the general appearance uv the man. It tried hard to keep the smooth melojua tones to wich it wuz normelly adapted, but the grim-visaged Hampton, whose wind is i" exhaustible, blowd sich strong blasts and ' gered the boles so adroitly, that it played his toons and his only. Just beside him stood Bo regard a playin a brass instrument wich wuz shaped so like Blare ez to be him. wich instrument wuz uv the tromboone nacber. Boregard hed no trouble with it It wua ez discordant nach relly ex it cood be, and it wu* splendidly adapted to the capassity uv the player. I give the dream henceforth in the Kl- HEDFORDi PA>, FKHIAV, SEPT. ||. INGS. seemed to be sort uv cngineerin the concert, "wat iu thunder isSeymore and Blare and sich ez them furnishen moosic for strata Suthcrn Dimocracv for? Are we to be com pelled to submit to the tool uv bondholders and to Federal soljers and sich ? Ez for nie, I will never—" "Don't talk like an eggTf'jis ass!" sed this man. "Hcvn't you any sense? Can t you see that Seymorc and Blare are merely the instrooments wich are plaved onto, and that Boregard and Wade Hampton are the individooals who furnish the wind and fin ger the holes. Listen, how grandly 'Dixie and the 'Bonny 8100 Flag' swells out into the air and fills surrouodin space! And see, ez Boregard shoves out the trumbone how it has knockt off the stand all them wich from former attachment to the instroo mcnt wu* close to it, and bow sweetly the pizen breth wich is bein blowd, tho its com bined with that of the instroomcnt itself, hez smothered all them whos presence would have embarast us. Miles O'Reilly it killed, and all that pestiferous breed uv War Dimocrats like him are layin. overpow ered with it, flat onto thcr backs. They may possibly survive, but they are so stoop efied that they wont git up till after ther opportunity for hurtin us is passed. "Then," sed the Elder, "my drecm changed. Metbawt the elecshun wuz over, and that we hed triumphed. I wuz to home in Kentucky. All here wuz peece. The Buro offisers bed folded I her tents like the Arabs, and silently stole away. The military wus withdrawn, and thcr wuz noth in bloo in tho South save and except the faces uv the few Northern men wich cood ent git away. The very air wuz full uv the gosts uv the ded Federal soljeis in the South, all uv wich wore an expreshun of hoomiliashen, ez tho they felt they hed bin manufactured into gosts for very considera ble less than notbin. Reconstrucksben hed bin undone, and all laws enfranchisin nig gers and Ueprivin our heroes uv suffrage wuz bustid. We wuz free. Tfcer hed bin a gincral cleanin out uv Northern settlers, carpet-baggers and obstreperous niggers. I notist with infinit pleasure that Pollock's store hed bin gutted, and Joe Bigler's corpse (he spoke this in a low tone, and lookin fearfly over his shoulder to make shoor no one heerd him) wus a lyin on the Square. Sich of the niggers ez cood be controlled were at work under the laws we had passed for em regulatin labor, at an average uv four dollars per month, and sich cz hed be come too independent for that, hed either bin shot or driven out uv the country. The Amendments, given uv em votes and sich, hed bin overruled, and in Tennessee and the other States they hed been redoost to their normal speer, and the power wuz wunst more in the hands uv sich patriots ez For rest, and sich. Brownlow hed bin hung, their noospapers destroyed, and them which supported em scattered to the four winds. In the Corners all wuz peece. Wc hed nig gers on our plantations cz before the war, and wc, the roolin race, wuz releeved uv the degradin labor wich so onfits the Caucashan for the enjoyment uv life. The entire Cor ners hevin nothin to do and plenty to live on, wus pcrpetooally gathered in front of Bascom's, pitchin coppers, runnin quarter races, and ever and anon ccasin their manly amoosetaents to quaff the flowin boles wich he supplied. We cood hear, any time, the cheerful yelp uv bloodhounds in the swamp beyont the Run, cbasin runaways, and ez thcr wus no longer any law agin ther shootiDg niggers, skarcely a day passed that one or more wus not killed. My distillery wuz a runnin full blast, the smoke uv the torments ascendin from its chimney forever. Oh, it was gor gus! "And is this to be?" asked luv the dis embodied spirit uv Bishop Poke, wich wuz showin it to me. "All this and more, " returned he. "Thus will the South regain her lost rites. Thus will the lest coz be restored. Elect Seymour and Blair, and all will he Well." "At this pint I awoke," sed the Elder, "feelin how unjust I had bin —how vilely I hed sinned and how fearfully I hed depart ed. I wuz agoin back on my party on the greenbax question! Wat is greenbax to this? What is payin a debt in one way or another compared to the extacy uv wollopin niggers, cbasin Northern men and hevin our instooshens back again? "Wat is a mere greenback idea compared to the lnxurgy uv hevin the entire Northern Dimocracy in our hands agin, for us to muld ez we will and do with ez we like? Why, I woodent give the luxury uv hevin a Noo Yorker on his knees afore me ez uv old, a minut, for all the taxes I will hev to pay for a century. Besides, and he busted out afresh, "if Boregard can make scymoure pipe Dixie, can't he also by different finger in make the same instrument play Repoodiashen? I shood say so. We hev em Parson—we hev em. Forgive me! forgive me!" And we embraced and wept, and took a drink, and wept agin for joy. Verily, my way is now plessant and my path is strate. In the exuberance uv his joy he will keep my basket and my store —or rather my jug and flask—full for a month. PETROLEUM V. NASBY. P. M., (Wich is Postmaster). THE hopes of the Southern rebels are thus expressed by the Mobile Tribune, a rank secession sheet, in an article calling upon the people to meet and endorse Sey mour and Blair: If we are successful in the approaching contest we shall regain all that we lost in the "Lost Cause." We shall be able to re verse the iron rule which has been imposed upon us, and turning that iron into brands of fire, burl them back upon the heads of the flagitious wretches who have inflicted so many foul and flagrant wrongs on our blee ding country. Once more to the breach then—yet once more! and when tho cloud shall have cleared away from the flaming field, our flag—the grand old Democratic flag—will be seen in all its glory, and strea ming like the thunder cloud against the wind. IF you believe that Grant and Colfax are more deserving of the suffrages of the American people than Seymour, wbo was the friend of the last rebellion, and Blair, who is the outspoken friend and leading ad vocate of the next one, show it by yonr ear nest, untiring devotion to the cause of liber ty, justice and humanity by working for the success of Grant and Colfax. Do not fail to make a vote whercTef ,oat inflttanoe n be SPEECH of HON. GEORGE 8. BOOT WELL. Mr. Speaker, I have no doubt myself that this thousand millions will be paid in the next fifteen years by the energy and by the resources of this country. And I wish to call the attention of the House to a fact de duced by careful examination of statistics obtained from the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, showing that during the last three years wc have with our resources and the revenue of this country secured a large diminution of the public debt. I confess, : that after the careful examination I had made, I felt compelled to review it to sec j whether there was not some mistake in the premises or in the calculation, so astonishing is the evidence thus furnished of the ability of the people of the country to liquidate the public debt. From the first day of April 18 -5, to lie first day of January, I*6B, two years and nine months, we have paid out of the public Treasury #1,552,000,000 of money. Upqp a careful analysis of the expe ndilures of the Government during those tfto years and nine months, I find that the expenses of a peace establishment, ex eluding interest, pensions, and bounties, upon the basis of the year 1866 and 1867, when the expenses of the government were #70,000,1X10 more than they are to be the present year, amounted to $485,000,000, showing that we paid over and above those expenses $1,066,000,000. On the first day j of April, 1565, the public debt, liquidated ! snd ascertained was $2,366,000,000, and j the $1,066,000,000 wich we paid betweonl the first of April, 1865, and the first Janu ary, 1868, would have been added to the public debt as proper expenses of the war if we had not liquidated it from the public revenue. If we add to the $2,366,000,000 public debt on the first of april,lß6s, sl,- 066,000,000 which we paid for war expenses, including interest on the war debt, pensions, and bounties between the firstot April, 1865, and the first of January, 1868, wc find that on the first of January, 1868, the public debt, if we had not paid expenses of the war out of the ordinary revenue, would have amounted to $3,432,000,000. In the face of this great fact, that in two years and nine months, by extraordinrry taxation and extraordinary efforts to be sure, we paid $1,066,000,000 of the public debt, are we to assume that hereafter the people of this country are notannually to make considera ble payments of the public debt of the country? Almost one-third of the entire publie debt of the country has been paid in two years and nine months, and I am not willing to stand upon the assumption that we shall not make large payments in each year hereafter INSULT TO INJURY. It may be wicked —we cannot help it, but if we had seen the keeper of Libby Prison at the New York Convention; if we had been prisoners surrounded with the filth, misery, starvation and tyranny, we should have done just what the two soldiers did, thrashed the custodian if we had not been prisoners, likely we should have grated our teeth, pressed our lips together, and hissed something like an epithet What did that fiend who kept Libby prison want at New York ? Is he one of those trying to save the nation? Is that the kind of stuff of which Democracy is composed ? Is he the wan to dictate Democratic nominations ? The Democrats, Dot content with the man responsible in the moral law for New York hangings, murders, burniogs; not content with Wade Hampton, Vallandigham, Rhett and a host of rebel Generals, Majors and Captains, went so far as to have the jailor of one of the vilest and most, abominable dens in the world at the Convention. Are the Democrats ashamed of the war ? Let the keeper of Libby prison by his presence at New York answer. And what unspeak able impudence the jailor of such a den must have to flaunt himself in the streets of New York City. Wbo can erer forget the miserable condition of the prisoners when released: who has forgotton the horrors, re vealed by the photographic art, of the suf ferings there endured ? To appreciate the injury and insult fully, of the attendance of such a representative at the Democratic Con vention, father, husband, brother or son must lave been confined in one of the vile dens down South. To say the least, it was in exceedingly bad taste to allow such a man to appear in a representative character. Yet there was no reproof, no apology; the Democracy took his appearance as a matter of course, and must take now the odium that attaches to Libby that hell bole of torture.—Commer cial. OUR INDICTMENT OF SEYMOUR— GUILT CONFESSED. Ileratio Seymour stands indicted for: 1. Inciting to riot. 2. Yielding to Rioters their demands on the government, at the jcril of the na tion. 3. Threatening the President of the Uni ted States, with the disorderly violence of "the People," if he proceeded in efforts vitally necessary to the salvation of the Union. Horatio Seymour Ls confessedly, therefore, a Fomcnter of sedition, a Champion of Rioters, a Menacer of Government. A Fomenter of Sedition, in that he told the tubulent masses of New \ ork city that a Mob had an equal right with the Govern ment to proclaim the law a public necessity. A Champion of rioters, in that he es poused their cause, said that they should be satisfied, and demanded of the government that the draft should be suspended and stopped, at their violent behest. A menacer of Government, in that he warned it of the "temper of the people if it did not yield to him and his riotous friends. And all this in criminal disregard of the imminent peril in which his country and its defenders were placed at the time. Here arc the courts and the evidence in this grave indictment. We have asked the Argus to defend Horatio Scyiuour and it utterly refuses to do so. The plea of Guilty is entered. What friend of order will say that such a man should be made President of the United States.— Albany Evening Journal. DEMOCRATIC AUDAClTY.— Democratic orators and editors have the audacity to lay the charge of the responsibility for the heavy taxation imposed upon us by a Democratic rebellion, at the door of the Re publican party. Was ever anything more V" 1 lt is but the old Democratic THE POLICY OF THE DEMOCRATS, AS STATED BY THEIR LEADERS. Toombs said in his Atlanta speech: "These so called Governors aod Legislatures which have been established in our midst shall at once be made to vacate. The Con vention at New-York appointed Frank Blair especially to oust them." Says the Montgomery (Ala.) Adcertuer (Conservative): "It is better that the Democracy of the North should realize the truth as to the Southern Presidential vote, in order that they may proceed at once to reflect upon the facts and resolve upon such action as may be suitable to the case. It may be relied on as a fact that in the seven so-called reconstructed States Grant electors will be chosen, without any exception what ever." Howell Cobb's views of the treatments due to Southern Union men are as follows: "The doors are wide open, wide enough, broad enough to receive every white man in Georgia, unless you should discover him coming to you creeping and crawling under the Chicago platform. Upon them there should he no mercy. They have dishonor ed themselves and sought to dishonor yon. Anathematize them. Drive them from the pale of social and political society. Leave them to wallow in their own mire and filth. Nobody will envy them, and if they are never taken out of the gully until I reach forth my hand to take them up, they will die in their natural clementt. (Laughter and applause.)" The following from the Mobile Tribune is plain enough: "Friends—foliow-citizens of Mobile— comrades of the Queen City of the Gulf! let us make one more effort in behalf of our rights and our liberties. If we are success ful in the approaching contest we shall re gain all that we lost in the 'Lost Cause.' " And this, from the Charleston Mtrcurg, is both plain and terribly significant: "Congressional reconstruction, as we anticipated from the first that it would be, is a failure. To go on further with it, will only involve danger and increase exaserpa tion. Being unconstitutional; all who attempt to enforce it or to exercise power by its authority are simply trespassers. A trespasser can be yied in an action for dam ages, A trespasser may be justifiably kil led." The following, from the same paper, is good reading for Northern Democratic edi tors and speakers: "The platform of the Democratic party is square upon the letter of Gen. Blair, and Gen. Blair's letter is the legitimate and actual expounding of the platform. It will avail little to deny it North, South, East, or West. Any palliation of the fact is a perversion of the fact. It is more—it is all faith to the body of the convention—and it is an attempted deception of the voters at the polls. The Richmond Examiner is correct when it says that those who attempt to lead the Democratic party, if they intend to abandon its platform, 'might as well abandon the field, for they are whipped already.' " IN his speech accepting the nomination, Mr. Blair said "What civilized people on the earth would refuse to associate with themselves in all the rights, and honors, and dignities of the country such men as I/ce and Johnston? (Voices, None, none!) What civilized people would fail to do honor to those who, fighting for an erroneous cause, yet distinguished themselves by gallantry never surpassed? (Applause.) In that con test for which they are sought to te disfran chised and exiled from their homes—in that contest they proved themselves to be our peers." Colonel Dick de Hart, of Indiana, in a speech at Indianapolis gave an answer to Blair in the recitation of the following stirring lines: The loyal blue and the traitor gray Alike in their graves are sleeping, Side by side in the sunlight ray And under the storm clouds weeping. ,Tis well to forgive the past — God give us grace we may— But never, while life shall last, Can we honor or love the gray. H Our boys in blue are loyal and true. For their God and their country dying, With a watchful pride that is ever new, We garland the graves where they are lying. They were murdered by rebel bands— They fell in tearful fray, Guarding our flag from traitors' hands— We da not love the gray. IU. We would not hate, our hearts would fain Cast a veil o'er their shameful siory. It will not bring back our loyal slain To recall their treason gory. But put barriers deep and wide — Divide the false from the true — Shall treason and honor stand side by side? Is the gray the peer of the blue? IV. Answers each loyal heart to-day, They are peers and equals, never; No wreath on a traitor's grave we lay, Let shame be his wreath forever. Do they think we forget our dead, Our boys who wore the blue? That because they sleep in the same cold bed We know not the false from the true? V. Believe it not—where our heroes lie The very ground is holy: His name who dared for the right to die Is sacred, however lowly. But honor the traitor gray! Make it the peer of the blue! One flower at the feet of treason lay! Sever, while God is true! —Franklin County Progress , Mo. IN case war should break out between I Prussia and France, Bazine would be ap pointed commander-in-chief of the trench army, and Dumont, Failly, and Montauban would command corps, under him. Danro bcrt, who is of no account in the Garde .Mobile at Paris, and the Emperor would go to Strasburg. This is what the officers said at the camp of Chalons. Niel is considered too imperious by the Emperor, who also dis trusts MacMahon. Prince Napoleon would preside over the Council of State in the Em peror's absenoe, and a number of leading Republicans, Orleanists and Legitimatiata would be placed under strict surveillance. THE nomination of Blair was the last straw to break the camel's back. When the vote was being taken, an Alabama dele gate made this significant announcement: "As a rebel soldier of Alabama, I take pleasure in casting her vote for Frank P. Blair." iSm RESPONSIBLE PARTY.— The Demo- I cratic party commenced the rebellion, and is responsible tor every drop of blood shed and every cent of treasure expended in the war. Every soldier who lost a limb owes VOL. 41: NO. 34 LONGFELLOW'S HOME. It is certainly a grand old estate, this residence of Longfellow's; almost too grand, indeed, to harmonize with one's romantic notion of what the abode cf rhyme-com pelling genius should be. It is such a house as the untitled family aristocracy of America are wont to delight in, Tory an cient for the new world, built with that substantial massiveness and unpretending plainness which symbolize the characters tics of pre-revolutionary generations. A simple, low, stone wall, settled a little l>y time, separates the square lawn from the street; half way rises a plain wooden gate way. Looking with case over the wall, the passer-by may survey at leisure the resi dence of the poet and its surroundings. On either side of the walk from the gate to the house is a pretty simple lawn, care fully kept, unvaried by trees. In the cen tre is a fountain, which, however, is covered by moss, whether by neglect or through the fancy of the proprietor, we know not. A small terrace surrounds the house, which is a few feet above the lawn; steps conduct one up to the huge, slightly ornamented door. On either side, and at the back of the house are some large, handsome elms, beyond them a neat bet plain garden. Around the edge of the walls which sepa rate this estate from neighboring ones, are groups of tall lilac bushes, and other shrubs. At the side of the house toward the Uni versity, is a cool porch, roofed, supplied with benches and chairs. This porch is one of the favorite haunts of the poet; very often he is to be seen there toward evening, bare-headed, walk ing or conversing with his children. The house itself is of wood, high, with slightly slanting roof, old-fashioned windows, fanci fully decorated at the top with an old look, which is charming to the lover of antiqui ties, and by its homeliness without, seems to invite to oozy cheerfulness, to roaring fires, to genial welcome within. It has long ago been painted yellow; the paint at frequent intervals, has disappeared; still the house looks venerable, not at all slov enly. If it did not possess its present occupant, a living and most interesting attraction, it would still have a charm to all, as a speci men of the mansions of the provincial aris tocracy, when Massachusetts was still a province; and to Americans because it has a history connected with the events of the Revolution. The spacious old rooms now occupied by the poet were once, at a mem orable time, the abode of America's most illustrious son; the writer of lyrics has ta ken the place of the actor of epics. When, in the early days of the war of Independ ence, Washington was elected by Congress to thd command of the colonial army, Eng lish troops had possession of Boston. The ; siege was formed by concentrating the pa- I triot troops in the neighboring towns. Washington went to new England to di rect their movements in person, and fixed his headquarters in convenient Cambridge— in this same venerable mansion where Long fellow now lives. Thence he sent out his orders, general and special; here convened, in anxious deliberation, the little knot of patriot officers, unskilled in war. collected from farmhouses and laboratories, to drill by manual and learn the art Tof sieges. Within this door passed the wealthy mer chant, Hancock, who had turned his thoughts to "rules" and "orders of the day;" gruff Samuel Adams, a Puritan Mi rabeau, putting his fiDger exactly on the pith of the trouble; rewards for the capture of these two had just been proclaimed in Boston. In these quiet rooms, given up now these many years to the Muse, whence come out ever and anon gracefulest gems of the rhythmic art, a plan of campaign was drawn up, experienced ex-royal Lieutenant Washington supervising, ex-merchants, doctors, farmers advising—all agreeing, too, and at last succeeding; unity, a rare thing in revolutionary councils, ever prevailing. Washington did not stir from this Long fellow's house till he could go in triumph. It is no wonder, then, that Americans visit this old place with mingled feelings—that they find here a reminiscence as well as an attractive presence; and while gazing at the home af the firstof our native poets, revert to that troublous time when there was for America but the grim poetry of war. In seasonable hours, visitors are admitted to see the interior; any one whom you may meet on the way will tell you that the poet's hospitality is proverbial. In taking advan tage of the privilege, you need net despair of catching a glimpse of the poet himself. You may see him through a half open door, busy at his desk; you may find him frolick ing with his children in the hall; it is not even unlikely he may come out, and welcome you, though a stranger, and with winning courtesy offer to guide you through the rooms which have a peculiar interest On the left as you enter, is the poet's study; on the right, the parlors; at the back of the study the dining-room. There is little to describe; suffice it to say that the interior is what the exterior has promised—home-like simplicity and com fort, Low studded rooms; a wide cheerful looking hall; parlors substantial and oozy, with certain little indications here and there of the presence of a scholar, and of a home like womankind. The study of the poet, is simple and elegantly furnished; a high desk, near the window, where Mr. Long fellow sometimes writes, standing, is, it may be conjectured, that piece of furniture which will be most valuable as a relic—if, as may he the case, it is thereon that his poems are written. GENERAL GRANT. A DEMOCRATIC OPINION OP HIS '"SOLID PUBLIC SEE VICES, THE "STEADINESS AND STAUNCHNESS OF HIS PATRIOTISM,'' AND THE "UPRIGHTNESS" OF HIS CHAR ACTER. General Grant's temporary acceptance of the War Department causes a stir in the Republican party, which confuses the cal culations of those Republicans who, five weeks ago, counted securely on his nomina tion as their candidate for the Presidency. Those Republican newspapers, therefore, which, like the Timet, are trying to identify General Grant vxith the Republican party, are opposing a strong presumption by the thinnest and feeblest of shadowy inferences. Gen. Grant, to be sare, fitvon the execution of the Reconstruction act s. but so also does President Johnson. Astbeydonot differ | on this point, tbey probably differ on none I which is pertinent to the present poeture of KATES OP ADVERTISING. AH advert iff ment* for leiu than 3 month* 10 cent* per line for each insertion. Ppecial aotißrs one-half additional. All reaolution* of Awoeia tionr, communication* of a limited or IndivMal interest and notices of marriages sod death*, ex ceeding Sre lines, 19 ets. per line. All legal noti ces of every kind, and all Orphans' C~rt and other Judicial sales, are required by Law to be pub lished in both papers. Editorial Notices 15 cents perline. All Airertising due after first insertion. A liberal discount made to yearly advertisers. S eiDti. 6 months, I jaar One square....... A 4.5t) $ C.SO SIO.OO Twe squares... - 0.00 9.00 10.00 Three squares 8.00 12.00 20.00 One-fourth column 14.00 20.00 35.00 Half column 18.00 25.00 45.00 One column 30.00 45.00 80.00 have bad no such laws passed as he feels constrained to execute; nor is there any evi dence that Gen. Grant ever favored, or tried to promote their pesMSVtgc. President John son concedes that Congress has practical control of reconstruction by consenting to execute the laics it has passed on that sub ject; and Gen. Grant finding these laws in force, recognizes their authority, without going behind them to inquire whether they ought to have been enacted. There is no evidence that the President and Acting Secretary of War differ on any important practical question. The fact that the Trib une and other Republican journals object to Gen. Grant that he has never signified his assent to their principles, deserves notice and consideration. Of the steadiness and sUiunciuuna of Gen. Grant's patriotism, or the uprightness and the srdidity of his char acter, no man in the country doubts, nor af fects to doubt. The most perfect loyalty, then, may stand with the most absolute in difference to those objects which the Repub lican party regards as supreme. .Or, to ex press the same idea differently, devotion to Republican shibboleth is no test of devotion to the country. On the score of loyalty and solid public services, no man in the country can come into competition with this illustrious sodier. Hut measure him by the usual, Loyal League standards, and it requires a magnifying glass of very extraordinary pow er to discover that he has any merit of pa triotism at all. The Tribune is clamorous to have Gener al Grant show his colors and take sides in the party squabbles of the day. Mi rejoice that there is one man ill the % country who is above the necessity of such belittling partisan ship. We trust that Gen. Grant loves his whole country; that he desires the good of all its citizens, without regard to any divi ding lines—whether they be lines of party, or section, or race, or color. It is the no blest reward of great services like his, that it exalts the character of this high level; that it enables a man to act nobly without appearing to be pretentious. Gen. Grant is under a moral necessity of respecting the great renown ox his past services, it is be neath him to play any common part in vul gar politics. The Presidency can be noth ing to him; he has a more valuable office. But -if in the hanels of Prejtielence, he could lee an instrument for tranquilizing the coun try, that is an honor for which he could af ford to sacrifice ease, congenial pursuits, and the responsibilities of greater fame as a sol dier. God forbid that he should descend into the arena of party contests. If Le cannot be elected President without such a decent, he can do no good in the Presidency. Our torn, lacerated, exasperated country needs soothing, needs pacification, needs oil on the troubled waters, which still toss and dash after the recent tempest. We would DO more, bare General Grant become a par ty politician than, if we had lived in Wash ington's time, we would have wished him to give and return party blows. As Wash ington was elected and re-elected on the strength of his character and services, with out pledges either asked or given, we h-ust that G' ueral Grant will be elected, if at all, in the same way. and with the same gener ous confidence. Having rsstored the author ity of the Government, we he,pe that he may add the highest civic to the highest military fame by restoring long lost orrdialihj of fad ing.—From the New York World. DOI'VLAS JEKItOLD. In a recent number of the London Review we find the followine excellent and dis criminative characterization of Douglas Jer rold, the prince of English satirists, whom American readers know chiefly as the au thor of the Caudle Lectures, which wore, probably, in his own estimation, his lightest and most trifling compositions: "Douglas Jerrold was one of those taen who put their personality into their work, and do not simply write to order the thoughts of other minds. Endowed by genius, nursed in suffering, steeled in the first instance by neglect, and ultimately warmed by success, he acquired a distinct and peculiar character, and that character he infused into all his writings, down to the most trifling and ephemeral He had his own way of looking at things, his own stan dards of right and wrong—notably, his own style. His manner of literary expression was not the least singular part of him. It was a very remarkable style; abrupt, frag "mentary, stammering, as it were, yet always with a meaning in the stammer; strong with a rough and scornful strength: very native and homespun; pathetic at times, and capa ble of rising into proud and passionate words of pity or indignation; not seldom flickering witn eiSn gleams of fancy, play fulness, and grace, yet more frequently speaking in plain terms of plain things, or darting out sudden forked tongues of wit and sarcasm, that hut rarely failed to hit their mark. "Jerrold was a man of wit and of strong feeling, and it was the union of those two qualities which made his genius. Generally wit is an affair of the head only: in Jerrold it wasquite as much a matter of the heart. It is strange how people could ever believe of him that he could say savagely severe things, and did say them: yet it is impossi ble to read his writings without perceiving that the leading characteristic of his nature, and really the central principle of his severity itself, Was sympathy. It was because he had so passionate a sense of the wrongs and sufferings of the poor that he blurted out such sharp reproaches to the rich. It was because be felt so keenly for Lauras at tho gate that he challenged Dives at the table with suoh a trumpet voice. It was because he believed so heartily in the people—in humanity for its own sake—that he scoffed 90 loudly at erowns and coronets and purple robes. Yet all this did not make the man bitter at heart; nay, it kept bis heart fresh and green amidst many temptations to aridity and deadncss. There can be no bit terness where there is so much faith in good: the titter man is he who, though with a smiling free, has lost the very sense of nobility, of honesty and truth; who looks upon human nature as a thing to becontroll ed by statute law alone—a creature of base instincts and ignoble ends. mm m TFL* PARTY OP TAXES. —The Democratic party, through its rebellious Southern ele ment, is responsible for all the oppressive taxes under which our people arc now groaning. The immence national debt was created daring the bloody work of putting down the Democraticj&eUijM ayavist Lib-