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t ... L A A t ;ilce(ljj q3.M fthieh'cqr, 4 PUBLisniD xvrar ibidat bt 0. Ü. BINGHAM, Proprietor. C2ea la th Hatioaal Bank Baildii;, - ; ( (third .story.) . . . : , . TEH M S OF ADVEHTI bINQ. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION! (2,50 PER YEAR, in abtavcc. 3,03 IF MOT FAID IW ADVASCB. No pottage on papers delivered withia this County. Corraipondaass of the Amsrlcaa. . LETTER FROM INDIANAPOLIS. Indianapolis, Fib. 4, 186S. All history gives repeated instance! br political parties bare "changed baa"aod reversed tbeir position at differ ent timet on the tame issae; bat nowhere Can it be found that any party, on any ia ue, ever chaoged so "radically" as the Copperhead party of the present day. If Geo. Jackson or Tom Benton were to rise top from their graves and be confronted with the principles of that party, they would be utterly horrified, especially if it should be insisted upon that the princi ples of the latter-day Democracy were genuine. Id Jackson's and Benton's day specie , was considered the only sort of money fit Tor the use and purposes of a circulating medium among the people, and particu larly the tsenibers of the Democratic par ty. Then the Democratic party asserted that "hard money" was the only ''consti tutional currency"; that the Federal Con stitution allowed and recognized nothing tolse. Paper currency was out of the ques tion. There was do way to make it legal, and the whole' thing was constitutionally Impossible. . It was never thought of by the framer of the Government, never (ireamed of by them, unwarrantable, and utterly repugnant and offensive to the ob jeeta and purposes for which the Federal Union was created. Bat now! How is it now? Benton declared that paper drove cut specie, and then paper died for the want of spe cie; but paper currency, currency, irre tleemable and unconvertible paper i the cry of tb j Modern Democracy in this day! More greenbacks lathzn of greenbacks ! is proclaimed and demanded by every Democratic Convention iu the West ! If the Democratic party, in its better day Was distinguished for one thin:; morethau another, it wi its firm and constant posi tion for "hard money." It' there i on iaue distinguishable more thai) another in the platten of theJemocratie party of to-day, it is the clamor for more paper money ! Such a radical chango has du precedent in fable. Let us quote a few words from Bcntou on the evils of uncon vertible paper money, lie said : "I do nut go into the moral view of thin qucstiuu. It ii too obviom, too impres sive, too grave, tc escape .he observation of any one. Demoralization follows in the train of an unconvertible paper mo ney. The whole community becomes ex poefcd to a mural pestilence. Kvery indi vidual becomes the victim of somo i injur eition ; and. in self defence, imposes upou some one else. Tho weak, tlio ignorant, the uninformed, tho necessitous, aro the eufferera; the crafty and tho opulent arc the gainers. The evil augments until the . oCtlic foiiiinuuitjrcYt'l'iii t the frightful sccumulatiou of Iraud and misery, applies the radical remedy of total reform." Clearly, from this,jhe modern Demo crat has no business to quote Jacksoniau principle, Paper money is ruiunu-t tpt-cie the, only safety of the nation! That's Juckeuuiaii Democracy. There is uo similarity iu the doctrine of tho two parlies. Tho Democrat who vote for Hendricks and Kdgeilon, and jet thinks be is carrying out the teachings of Juck- bou and Leulou, will nod himself iu a muddle, and lLo 'victim of Utisplaccd confidence." But observe what a "mu" tho Demo crats are getting into by tho advocacy of iufhtiuo. They tuado a fair and square fight, in the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio, on this issue. What was tho ie nult? They nere defeated. The history of the party which they claim to have in herited was against theui. Tho New ) ork Democracy was against them. The New York Democrats did not want more green backs, nor did they desire to repudiate the debt. But Pendleton Si Co. said they would go for more paper money, and thereby carry the people with them. The issue was fairly made as fairly made be tween the Kastern and Western Demo crats as between anybody else and they went squarely to the wall on it. The En quirer Printing Company of Cincinnati issued beautiful greenback bills with Pen dleton' bust on them, and circulated them broadcast. Thurman and others canvass ed the battle ground faithfully and ear nestly, but all to no purpose the Repub licans triumphed! And now behold the "pickle I" The N. Y. World, the highest Democratic authority, iu commenting on the result of that election, says: "The first sod most obvious inferenco from Gen. Beatty'a election is, that Mr. Pendleton's financial policy did not contribute to Democratic success." Dere is the Western Democracy "laid out" completely. The history of their party is against them, and tho Kasteru portion of their present organization piled on top of that. What can a party expect to accomplish against tho history and the bulk and brains of its own organization? That the Republicans should hare suc ceeded in the recent election in the Dis trict named, in Ohio, is quite natural. The Republican party is the father of tho greenbacks and of the present financial measures before the country; and if the people demanded' any further expansion or change in the measures named, it was to the party in power to whom they should present their demands and ask fer reforms. Why the Copperheads presumed the peo ple were such fools as to look to them for reforms, is beyond the understanding of ordinary intellect. They placed them selves in the position of would-be reform ers, and the people showed their full ap preciation of such disinterested conduct by voting largely against them. The re ault ought to satisfy the Copperhead party. "IN BAD TASTE." The editor of tho American expresses lis opinion in the issue of the 31st ult. that it is "bad taste" in us to say that Mr. Julias has it in his power" to elect or de ' : : . ! "THE UNION, THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF T II E LAWS." t VOL. 7. NO. 7. JJROOKVILLE, IND., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY U, 16C8. . WHOLE NO. 320. feat the Republican State ticket. We merely stated a fact, and facta are always in fashion. We never "assume" anything. The editor gave more prominence to the statement than we would have done, but still he did not diminish or augment the truth of our statement We have noticed instances where "bad taste'' was more conspicuously exhibited than in tho cum- ii.. j . j . i mumcalion alluded to. Uno was when the Republican Legislature joined in a scheme of trying to oust Mr. Julian from Congress bv breaking ud bia old District. o f f mu f v . uv ii i ii u o v. iiiv j i.i n.iuo vuaiiu It. i il-u in v u i j Confederate Democracy to send a Repre-jfour of those who died, went out in the tentative to Congress in his stead I We ; Covode cavalry from my immediate neigh hopo the Union men in the new Fourth J borhood all the sons of my neighbors District are made of such genuine mate-lall objects of interest snd euro to tue. rial that they will not hefeitate to rebuke After passing from one den of in r rison- the authors ot tbat disgracelul political manipulation, and thus do justice to a faithful public servant and trustworthy fellow citizen. " " In a national contest Mr. Julian always makes a strong canvass. We think tho Union men of tho Fourth District will see the importance of his nomination in the coming campaign as clearly as the Republicans did in I SCO. The dauber of defeat then was as great as now, and the importance of avoiding defeat now as es sential as eight years ago. WILL TU EUE UK HARMON V IS TUE STATE CONVENTION? In concequence of the excitement in referenco to the choice of men fjr tho va - rious places on the Republican tState ticket, many timid men are anxiously en- quiring if every thing will jmj off harinoni- ously iu the Stale Convention? They need have no uoeaines on tint score. The fear of defeat id like the rod of the prophet fiaroun, which devoured all tho other rods when transformed into snakes before Pharaoh the kinir. Fear of defeat will create perfect baruiuuy, and bring cut our best uieu. 1'ICA. ANTIETAM. Tho Union and Rebel Dead-Are They Entitled to Equal Honors? Jonh Co vode to Governor Fenton. IIntSK OK 1'fcPlir.SKNTATIVKS, ) WasIIINUTON, D. C, January 17, 1C3. ) To üjccmr 11. U. Fenton, JIUin, X. Y.: iu I have reeetvcJ, with Borrow and astouishuicnt, your letter ricouimcuding national honors to the rebels, whose in vasion I'f the North was flopped by death in battle, ou the Held of Atitietatii. You aay: "A 6tronff local and indiviJual feeling, in the neighborhood of Atitictaui atid other parts of Maryland, naturally enroll-dm-d by the invasion, may have created some iudiMcrenre in regard to ihe Confed erate dead, und an indisposition to see them buried side by fide with those who dicJ Im defense of our nationality, but it is confidently believed that no such feel ing pervades the breasts of the' American people, or the rurviving t III o era and sol diers of the Union armies. Whcu we recall the generosity and modcratiou that marked the conduct of the people, the (Jovtriiment and tho army, during the war, and the ungnauimity that presided at its close; when wo remember that our countrymen are now engoged in the work of reuonntruetin the Union on the busii of univeieul freedom, nnd with an earnest desire to restore to tho South ern States a prosperity ii.liniuly pi cuter thuli I hut which sl.iverv and u bellion conspired to destroy, it is impossible to believe lint they would desiro to inuke an invidious dislii.ctiou against tl.o uio'dcr ing remains o' the Confederate dead, or that they would disapprove of their being can-fully galhcied from tho fpots where they fell, and laid forest in the National Cemetery on the battle-field of Antietan.. 'Conquerors as we were in that great struggle, our stern disapproval of the cause in which they fought, need not for bid our admirution of the bravery with which they died. They were Americans, misguided, indeed, and misled, but still our countrymen; and we can not remem ber them now cither with enmity or uu kindness.'' I have read the.-e paragraphs twice and thrice, but a dimness other than the film of ago, obscures them to our vision. It is iu vain that I have wiped the spectacles of an old man, and endeavored deliberate ly and clearly to see in your words a jus tification for tho recommendation they make. Two forms como between my sight and the printed page. They stay there and will not move away. One of them is the figuro of my eldest son, the Colonel of the -1th Pennsylvania Cavalry as brave, devoted, and generous a boy as ever filled a father's heart with pride and made a mother hapny. lie covered with his regiment a retrograde movement 0f a column of our army, undor Sheridan, in June, 1801, fighting every rod of his way. lie fell badly wounded. His men en deavored to carry him off; but hotly pur sued, several of them wero killed or disa bled, lie told his Major to leave him, and save himself and the command, and try to make a stand on the next bight, and thero gain time for the great wagon train ahead, to escape to the James Ilivcr. My son was laid upon' the grass beside the highway, his men obeying his ordcis to return to their ranks and leave him with tho dead and wounded of his regiment, to await capture. The rebels coon came up, and, as I havo been told, shot hiui agaio, when he lay helpless on tho ground, stripped hin of his sword, money, watch, boots and cloth ing, and left him naked to die. An old colored woman, living in the neighbor hood, brought him water to drink while he was dying. The next day he was bur ied in her garden. Governor Fenton, the figure of this murdered boy; bo conies between my eyes and tho text of your recommendation of National honors to the rebel dead, that I caunot see in it a reason from which fath ers and mothers' who love their children, should not instinctively shrink, and which . should not shock patriots who have loved ! their country and have made sacrifices for it. There is, sir, another figure which makes filmy reading through my old spec tacles. My youngest son, a private in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalrv, who entered the army before he was fiftcon years of I . . l c'ii t- ; age, was capturca at cuipnur cpnng-, was captured at when Meade fell back to Centreville, witn j one hundred and fifty-six of his regiment, ono hundred and fortv-two of whom nf- j - - - - j roent and cruelty to another, tucy were finally immured with thousands of other unfortunates in the death pen of Ander sonville. Eighteen mouths of hunger and nakedness, exposure to the scorching sun, and the winter's freezing, did their work on tbcfe ttolwan and brave men. Many of them died idiotic, some of them feebly insane; all tho victims of a sjstcm of starvation and cruelty planned by de mons and executed by devils. My son's bodily vior and moluteness of spirit carried biui through the horrors of An dersonvillo, with lifo left in him with hardly anything more, lie is homo again with his mother, and I have jut received a letter from her uruine me to "trv anoth- cr doctor, for he grows worno." Hut the ' enerpelic, intellicnr, hopeful, t-clf-reliant, j bravo boy, who left my house to light the ;.., ies 0f uj country, has UOt returned ! to t-ae, ni lie never witl return.. 1 think you will und tli.'t, in common with tue, hundreds of thousands of loyal men, whi te hearts jet bleed with wounds received in the wicked war the slavehold ers waced aguintt ti e nation's lifo, have been shocked and nutroged by your recom mendation to do honor to the authors of il.cir eorrows, and the workers of their country'! woes. Had you -ervod in the army, cither in pCTHOn Or through a ton, and presented your offerings of patriotism to your conn. try on the picket line, or tho lino of pitch ed battle, you would never have muJo the heartless mistake you have linde, in what your biographer, in writing your life, will call "The Antictam Letter." How much I wih you had imitated the ruacly utiJ sympathetic behavior of (.lovernor (ieary, of Pennsylvania, a M)Mier and a Mutes- man, who thus repelled the proposition to mingle the rebel with the Union dcud, under the Antietam Monument: "The cuKtoru has ever prevailed to spe. cially honor thoKO in death who won spe cial honor by meritorious lives. The monuments removed to tho memory of departed worth bear ample testimony that our people havo not been unmindful of ibis cuMoiii. Hut where were such memo rials ever erected for men whose actions were infaumux, and who perished in an ipnoble cuUfC? Who would glorify the treason of Benedict Arnold with euch monument as havo orit-en to tho memory of Washington? Who would Jaro to in sult the loyal heart of this nation by pro posing to lay, side by fide, in the same repulcliro, the body of tho afsaesin Hooth and that of Abruhum Lincoln? No loyal man would tako tho heartless Wirz and the other demons that prcidcd over the prison dens of cruelty, starvation and death, and the executed conspirators oguinst the nation's illustrious chief, and deposit them in ti e fame tomb with the patriotic men who sacrificed their lives in battling for "ihe ri;:ht against the wrong." Vet it is proposed that the loyal Stutcs cotifiriict cemeteries for their heroic dead, und (hen desecrate them by the burial therein of those who prosecuted aguiust the country a warfare, which, for its dia bolical ferocity is without a parallel in the hictory of civilization, and wen to erect monument to their memory. Carry out this purpote, and what inducement can be hi leafier offered to the loyul citizens to fight against treason, when he feels as sured that should he fall in buttle, the traitor's grave will be honored equally with bis own? "Tho cause of tho Union was a holy one, while that which opposed it must havo been its converro. To one side alone the glory belongs. This was not a war of nations, but of treason against loyalty. It was a conteft of rebels, who would have drained the life's blood of tho Govern ment which hud nurtured and protected them, against its patriotic sons, who fought to save it from destruction. It was a war carried on by tho defenders and promo ters of oppression, against the friends and lovers of liberty and their country's in tegrity. "While thcro is no reasonable objection to civins decent ffpulture even to the "K1 deud loao consider them do- ervm- ot honorable testimonials may give ihcm. It is our duty to render hon or ouly to whom wc believe honor is due." It is with grief, Governor Fenton, that I write this letter to you. This subject is painful to inc. Dut there tits on my hearthstone, and there lies in my villago graveyard, and there broods in my heart, a controlling reason why, since the ap pearance of your Autietaui letter, 1 should regard your entrance iuto a National Re publican Convention, a candidate for of fice, as an intrusion to which tho survi vors of the Union army, and the relatives of its dead and wounded, should sternly object. i'ours, ic, John Covode. A gentleman who had by a fall broken one of his legs was mentioning tho cir cumstance, and describing the pain ho felt. A surgeon who was present, asked him if trie injury ho sustained was near the verte bra? 'No, sir,' replied he, "it was within a few yards of the Court House", Powerful "gaia- elevator1' rye whwky. Somo fisher ma iv use cotton for beit, s do bouio women. HIGH JINKS ON SKATES. Everywhere, in all sorts of newspapers, Ibod read of glorious skating fun of Cen tral Park skating Schuylkill and Schuyl kill Park Diamond ditto priratedit to the grand fun men on skates, boys i skates; sylphides in scant skirts, steel-shod and fkirtinir awav over the ice the the thunderl the very readiog gave me the ice fever, and in tho delirium consequent upon the sudden attack, I resolved ou tak ing au ice cruise myself. Why not? What was to hinder? 1 had never navigated that sort of craft, 'tis true. Dut then Pd been on the water, and un der water, all my life and on ice, too, some. Hadn't I killed seals and chased white bears, for weeks together, on ice? Women could skate so the pipers said. So did everybody else when I inquired of 'em. I could skate! What wai? the rea son I coulJ no? The only thiI'd ever seen women do that I couldnij 'as t0 hook her own dress aft, and carrying six breadth of sail through ' a twenty inch doorway. Yes, sir I could skate; and I was bound on an ice cruise. There was nothing to prevent the expe dition from bein fitted out at once. I was lounging about the Navy Yard, detached from everythirig,all acquaintances included waiting orders. Disgusted with bar rooms, detesting theaters, what wis I to do for amusement? Why, skate, of course! Ah,ye-l the very thin. by Jove! Whv hadn't I thought of that be fort? J'll have a cruise directly, or sooner, if posib!e. No I must have tools rmt, and started up town to find 'em. I brought up tu front of a big window, on the starboard fide of Chestnut Street, going toward fc'chuylkill, where they had more different rigs of sliding machines than you can fco national fia-j; in Uilnal tur. Knowing about aumuch of the quali fications of the different patterns as a cow docs of chronometer time, went inside and asked for a pair of fkates. What kind do you prefer, fir?' I Ui), 1 have no prclercnce. oivo me the lent you have.' 'Ye., sirand the clerk pa?eJ out for inspection a pair of brass-clad ftfcl clip per, with ii;ore ilois and running rig ging to 'cm tl.au there is to a Trench sloop of War. 'These are the best, are the?' 'Yes decidedly ! Just get on to them, sir, and you'll go everywhere and nny- where, like pit tent lightning! If you don't find it fo, bring 'cm back, sir, aud IT! refund your money.' 'What' the price?' 'Fourteen dollar. Very cheap, fir.' Didn't believe that, of courts; but in vested the amount, and made sail for Fair mount. V Found superb skating. Ecervbody Faid 0 only tho-o that had called it ele: ant! pplwiidio! magnificent! There was a regi ment of men, a batallion of dimity, and a whole brigade of small craft, on skates, skivering, ecoutig, nd cutiini .- ill artt of fancies on the ice; everybody laughing, chattering, whooping, skylarktng and skit tering in all direction.! and I don't won der ncwHpapers aud everybody clso called it plorious fun. 'Have your fkates strapped, sir,' said an itinerant boot-black, about tho bight of a walking-ftulk. 'Do you understand it, Dub?' 'Oh, yes. sir, I strap all the ladies for 'em.' 'Ah, hah! Do, oh? Must have a jolly time of it! Would like the berth myclt. Thero you aro. Go ahead boy! and I cat dowti on bluckie's box, about a couplo of fathom's out en the ice. Wiz like a rocket, went by a great strapping, long-legged chap, with a cigar flying jibboom, and swinging his arms like a frigate's heanwards in a hurricane, with braces all adrift. 'Oh, ho! So they can smoke on skates eh boy? Lord, yes, sir! Everybody 6raekcs on ice. 'Kxactly.' And eo I fired upon a prin cipe and shipped it for tho cruise. Urchin announced skates all ataunto; and took a fifty cent 'fractional' fee, Hero boy here's another fifty. Just allow n.e to sit on your box a few minutes, till I get the ruu of the naviga tion.' 'Yes sir you can set thcro till I get somebody else to strap.' So I fat there studying ice navigation by dead reckoning, till directly a littlo pet ticoat craft, in yellow troupers, skirts to her knees, red belt llusian cap, and arms akimbo, swooped down, and checked up rir'ht in front of me. There she hung for a minute, quivering like, and balluncing, just as a fibh hawk does over his prey; and all the titno eyeing me with a dancing twinkle of her jolly black eyes. 'A challenge for a race, sir! Catch me if you can!' Littlo Dimity lifted her left foot a tri fle bent right kneo slightly, and made a graceful curve, the bottoni of her skirt jut brushing my nose, and off she went liko a flying fish re-ee at nil! swing ing from side to side, her tartar skirt sway ing hither and thither, like the folds of a spanker trailed iu with the shiphead to tho wind. Si, ho! That's a challenge, is it? and that's (ho way to skate? Thuudei! I can skate! Anybody can skate!' Dut I couldn't though, whatever any body elno can do. I accepted Dimity's challenge, aud her practice on ice. So I bounced up from that blacking bos, lifted left foot a little, bent right kneo, and stuck my arms akimbo, but I didn't cut a curve. I did the next best thing, how ever, and cut a -spread caglo.' Port foot slid duo south eatt. and the star board one north-west, till I realiaed those spread-out pictorial impossibilities on circus bills. 1 wondered if my boots and skates would ever become shipmates again. 'Hullo, mister! musn'l try to skate all over both tdea of this 'ere pond at once!' growlod a old e&umercial looking chap as he checked up enough to put in the re- monstrance s;aiaat uy ice raonoyolyr 'I fay, Miner Saltwater, couldn't ycr lift yereelf amidbhip a bit, so we can nil between yer legs,' piped a young scamp file leader to twenty juvenil skaters. Don't try to tkate on both feet at once try dear fill adtised a sensible Christian looking uian, wbd came to my arsiotance and set me on en even keel once mere. 'When you lift one foot sir, you must throw all your vigor and muscle into the other limb. And then remember to sway your body, sathatyour wtiv-lit will always be on that foot which hits the ice. 'Tis very eafy, fir just this way!' and away went iny Christian mcntcr, with a long, striding graceful swing. '(), yef, that'a very easy. All the vigor in the other limb. Yes, I con do it. So I made a prodigious tcoot and did it. 1 stuck out left leg. like a rnufquito when he's blood sucking. Put all my vigor and raui-cle into the right limb, and couldn't get it out aguin. Went eff on one foot like a shot; crooked light" knee twice a minute, just as littlo Dimity did. Saw a crinoline craft crossing my course under convoy of a big double banked craft, both skating like a streak. Tried to sheer to port and go clear of 'em. Missed stays, and went afoul of crinoline. '1 lie toe of my port flate booked 'Mii. Somebody's skirt, which gave me a broad 6heer to ffarboard, and I lamrred big convoy, butting him rquaro in bis cut water, and drove the fiie end of Priuci pie slap down his throat. Thero was an everlasting tangle, and all bands went sprawling on the ice liko a nest of Ineauga I html crabs. 'Look hcre'sii! what do you mean!" yell ed the big convoy, scrambling to his feet, and maneuvering for a broadside. 'lieg pardon, fir. I couldn't help it!' I replied meekly, sitting on the ice. 'Couldu't help it? Why didu't you Stop?' Didn't know how.' 'O, ho! green on skate, eh?' Yes, gurncr'n aci:lbugt!' That modified the big cbap and setting me on my pins again, he volunteered to educate me in checking up. 'Uli, yes, I can do that,' and I did di rectly. Off I hhot flpiti on one leg, Heer ing tl.U time fur the thore for I'd fckatcd enough. Halfway in, nnd there slid right down in tny course a crowd of forty or so -girls and men, and women and boys. I tried 'down brake?,' according to instruction?; and broke too much. Up toes and dig ging my heels into the ice. I popged buck like, and doubled cmidthip. 09 if 1 was going to tnke u teat and 1 did, went down ftem forettiosand with a whang that broke tho ice like u pane of window giat'S shivered by a pebble hurled through! it. I hod on idea j u t then, that fuch a bump as that would have started the armor of any ironclad afloat. 1 wold those infernal skates jut as I sat, for four dollars, under a strong con viction that there's no fuu in skating. Ti'a all a humbug. I can't skate -I don't want to. Cheering Prospects. From all parts of the State where Coun ty Conventions have been held, prelimi nary to the Republican State Convention, wo have tho unvarying report of large attendance, harmony nnd enthusiasm. 'Ihe Union host M-ent the battle afar, ond, tccognuing tho old enemy eccing the bisected pedals beneath the Molen robe of Republican greenbacks they are preparing to meet him with such improv ed arms us tdiull insure his defeat even tuoro cutdly nnd more signally than in former contests. The Democracy propoce to engage us with their old weapon?, Sunday School Rook'' butteries, "mask ed'' with a cunningly deviled ond decep tive foliage; but the true instinct of pa iriotiMu will readily detect the leaves of the Duttcrnut, und well aimed projectiles from magazines which their own political i crimes have pluccd in our hand, will drive them back io the untenable lines where they havo becu accustomed to de feat. The State Convention bids f.iir tobe largely attended by the live, working men of the Union party from every county inj the Mate. Wo trust that in it cases the delegates will bo untramtflelc) by "instructions," loft free to act for the best interests of tho State and tho party, to modify preconceived opinions or adopt new hugge&tions as the immediate circum stances which I no County Convention con foresee may require. A delegate who is fit to bo sent to tuth a convention at all is, in our opinion, qualified to rep resent the interc.-ts of his constituents without being tied down to arbitrary "in structions." And berides, it ?? us iwpos siblc for any county convention to pre determine what action may bo necessary on that occasion as it was fr Scott, in Washington, to direct McDowell's army in tho "first Rull Run.' or for the spleu did genius (!) tf Mjor General Henry Wagner Httllcck to older tho movements of RoRCCrans' urmy during the three djys of battlo at Stone River frow hps co2y cushions in tho War Department. Tcrre Hauto Kx press. Death. Thcro is but a breath of air and n beat of the heart betwixt this world and tho next. And in tho brief interval of pain ful and awful suspense, while we feel that death is present with us, that wo aro pow erless and the all powerful, and tho faint pulsion hero is but the prelude of cud less life hereafter, we feel in the stunning calamity about to befall us, that the earth has no compensation good enough to mit igate the severity of our loss. Rut there is no gritf without some beneficent pro vision to soften its intenseness. When the good and lovely die, tho memory of their good deeds, like the moonbeams on the stormy sea, light up our darkened hearts and lend to the surrounding gloom a beauty to sad, so sweet, that we would has if we could dispel the darkness- Vhat avirous il.'" Geo. D. PVentice, THE OHIO DEMOCRACY. A Split Among the Faithful Msnlfetto from Vallandigham. The Dayton Ledger (Valla udiham's organ) has the followiog article is its iitue of January 2Cth: Col. Rtrnabas Cams has been leat-n for Representative in Congress, from the Kighth District, by a rusjjrity of B'2'Jt a Republican gain since October, of SSJ. This is the Erst gun of the Presidential campaign of 18l3, and indicate Repub lican nipjotity next fall, io Ohio, of from twelve to menty thousand. Dej loring the causes which onestcd the tice f Demi ratio victory in this State, nnd truuiu,' tlut the day may come some time, when politicians will learn that the people iciil fiave iheir own way Romtbow or other, in this couu try; and that they demand strnn aod hon est, and earnest men and u.eJAi; od ! that the true secret of political success U direct antagonism, and not lighting tdiy," commonly called '-policy,'' we chill labor lealotihly to avert thecalamity. The result in thehighth District has, too, a iuot im portant bearing on the Presidential nomi nation iu the Democratic party. In the above several aspects it Is buz- ' gcMive, and we propose to commcut upon it accordingly, iu plain, but well consider ed terms. Alter the disastrous policy" defeat of 1SCG, a campaign in which the exclusion of Vallaudighani was to be the sure pledge of victory we g) no fauler back at present ihc true men of the Ohio Uemocracy detetmined to start afiesh on the old Democratic line, aud begin by holding the State Convention on the time honored Eighth of January. The propo sition met with bitter hostility from the "policy" men of that d-v. and thev came to Columbus ou the bib of November, 18GG, and into the conference, fully organ, ized und determined to defeat it. Yet at - ter a long and excited debate, ono by one they retired, leaving the field to the sound and bold men of the party; only one vote being cast ogtiinet the Kighth, and that by a gentleman who is now a delegate at large to tho Presidential Conventon. The State Convention met on the 8th of January, IbC"; perhaps the soundest Con vention ever assembled in Ohio; oat of tl.o three hundred and odd "State Sovereign ty" or "Curry njcn" so-called, iaty-seveu were n embers of it. .Mr. Corry was him self a delegate from Hamilton county, nnd Vallandigham, the "odiou," wa Chairmau of t: e Committee on Rtsolutiot s Of Cary iiicn" there were none, that a u i mal being as yet ooly "mjxw" as the lawyers say, and very few of those who composed tho recent Ktate Convention were present. Many believed the Demo cratic party to be "dead," and were not even willing to contribute to tho expenses of its funeral, nor to attend it, nor ereu to partake of the funeral baked meats. One of them, now also a delegate at large, act ed, no doubt, vpon his declaration, tuide ou the 7lb of August, 1KC1, during the war, that "It was no time to be holding Democtatie Coventions." Rut there wcie many who thought that the party ras not dead, but only slvpt; that cowardice and want of energy in tho "leaders," so called, ' t 1 rr . i . . : nou auectcu it witn a politic syncope of tne heart; and that all it needed for vitali ty and victory was tbe energizing influence Of the honesty and coursge of the Demo-j crauu musses, aim uccoruingiy npou priii-1 ciplo, to a larger extent thuu ever before, it indeed, not iully, the Democratio party went into the campaign. Tho organiz ition and committees were in the hsnd-i of those who thcu made a boast that they wcie among the "sound men" of the party, and ttlicicut work was done accordingly. The De mucin tie masses wero stincd up; and tho "odious" Yullandighatii went every where, with im m emu audiences, largely i is . a went, anu wcu unuerMoou uy ail to OO a candidate for tho United States Senate. Altera most enthusiastic, straight-haired, straight forward, honcat, "square toed'' fight, tho Republican majority iu tho policy" year 1SCG, of 4ULi, was re duced to -,'oMjy on Governor, aud u Demo . - i ii i - it 1 1 i crutic Legislature elected, It was emphatically a-victory of the ! Democratic masses, becaiwo the hearts of the people were iu it. Rut no- soonrr was the election over, than Tor a particular purpose, the cry went forth from a ceitaiu clasa of men all over tho Stat3, "Ue uitit now look to 'policy;' wo must bo careful to consult the prejudices of the Kepu'oli cutis and 'Cuiiservativcs;' we mut not j drive off the new converts; we iseed nute Republican votcrs;the election of Yallau digham us Senator will 'it jurc tho parly we mu.-t take some le-s obnoxious m-tii." Througlrthc machiuery of tho State Cen tral and Executive Cjmmittces the work was accordingly done. Tl Democratic members of the Legislature we o indu-tii i ously 6tuffed with the idea of'pdiey and that the entire success of tho Democracy) in Ohio and elsewhere, in ISC?, depended on the defeat of that "'pestiferous" lellow lepuoiican, to greet nun, anu "injuied tf a scrvaut. Ihe party" by f owtributing his full share J Nevertheless she knew how to bo liberal to the la rue Democratic gains wherever heist pre per times. Fruukliu tells us tfiat Vallandigham. 1 ho Convention ,f the j uJ i(s ,IltUll,cro. sleep without mon.w hth of January, wm attended byi)BeU A oMlcr . in n other men, some of whom never belove uet tu at r v h,lW , u,,tiuctiou between tbe democratic Convention, and by ...hers who bad been absent during tho twelve years , f,w Bt.fci CelIJll,erJ ,lC i.. ir,d ihe clown of Democratio defeat bu who- no turned t,(J - j thxJ , te ,likc uoJi,.. up like vultures and eormoranis hoveung, i uishc,L llj0 WIVCa-ron over all over the spoil-. At this to.vent.on.ihe6lUlU r ,licu. b 1(? ...iuislrcU of through the Utett of treachery, the entire lU veMir.i-Mtng to their honor. Over control of the Dcr.ocratio organization J iuir t,lunun ,lC Mlll0 btoniJ beats-and w handed over bodily, upon certa.n con-) tU 8Uf, alJ ,ljtJÜ ullU(-1kcd, ditions relat.n- to certa.n nominat.ons , k -ttl ,,OÄerful, the pluuied ...I P.. k .. ... . . .... I. 11.. l.ll . n. II K'l" 1 . . . ' .or i.g.icr pu.ee-, io u.u uieu no ... in tho great battlo for free speech, free , ba-llot, ref-f?o(7 f- support the Dem 'ratio ( n i n u f rnti f'.M. (!ni'urniM th-it tpr. Iriiln ' President of tho Convention down to mi-i nor oSiccrs and chairmen of committes-, nearly every man wVo 5gurctl conspicuous ly in that body, was one apparently selec ted b?eaue he had either refused to sup port tSe Deinocratio ticket in 1SC3, or had been an avowcV member of the RpuMi- fnAxsirsT.' e var, (! !m0 na lBrtft II 41 )nr qar, t inrtif ....... ........ 1 . t f 4urr, thr iertoB M t IS 7KAP.LT. OnaMlaira. ehSnfehl q'' ITS Tir-a r)U4riMf of a clutit On b'f ut a eotaiuu Ik tt On-qurir if I atlii.HM....u ... H fl Ul-ig-btb of Celera .... 11 Tribfiant adrt!taiU haaU il al! Is 14 for to advance. Uolti a parliraUrtliA U r rro!4 aa- J Id, di rti-troent m t pabliia4 aaill er drJ ot ftd eharjJ aea.irliag!j. can party durinc the war. The Defnc- ciatic pa;ty of Uhio, in thus, for certain ! considerations, and on ouditi jn of 'am- uert" to t ertirin ligl -conti a-Mii'g ,f;.ece uitMi deiittsivd uver the control vl Lhvm who had f'lulen r betrayed u dufit the ordeal i f the wr. A platform, low. eiutculaipl of every dUtincuve o'd r.sliioned Dem e at.s principle, ut dis- tinpuifthed iioui Uitio iiitw of t oiiey, bd, fur tho Crt tiue, containing a ju-ji in' dorMfiiitiit of tLe la'e civil war as one wiigtd "'in defiu-e of the Union," (a weif known public ialpcl.oui,' ) va rfjorud by one of the let-u-out of 1SC3, and , adopted. And two -Jayn aficr the Con vention. Cohfiiel liartiaha Hurui wa uulfl inatsd fur JS- iieut alive in C'iigte-s fur the Ktphth DUtiitt. He, too, bad rtfjrtJ to support the nominee lor Governor i;i 1 b-'J.t, and un re lhu that, bad attetnptu' to orgauiit a bolting" Mate Convention at Columbus ou the 4b c ftptfu,ler cf that 3 er, la uotiiiüair a l .criic can didate in cpporitioii to Mr. Vallanc'lA-tu-' for Jovriin. He mub the very ' mau Ivf the tisnex." On the 13th of JahOary. JSC&, Mr. YailjbdighaUj Waft d-ftiaitd tu the l) Ui cratic caucus lur Senator, by mean allu ded io abve, but uut iicctrs.ry fuiiLcr jut now expose. I Iti mtd:attly afteiward Sir. Jewttf, (Colonel McCovk, Mr. Hx and ethers her. tolonel tiarw, Irad ieiued to aupport tne Democratic niMnii.te l.r (Jovtruoi iu C3, along with Senator Thurman, were) P'ed in -aiump tho Uiairiet; titty did it, the Seuttor elect doing ume er-- vice. Money, too, wa sent hy arpiranti tj higher places and iheir friends,' to aid an 3 lomtort one of the "prtiv of the second part." The rcwult of all this wae the uiual fruit ct -'policy" at the actihV of priuc'p! and ti e tuen who auataiu piliicipic a leat l(euoicau victvrv, j Repubiicjii gain of OS- over an honei-t ! anti-' policy' jeople'a ca&paigu la Octo ber lat. And now a question or two-. Flow many votes would Yalluiidiha&t' election i the Senate have "driven iff'' from tho Democratic party ift the Kighih Dwrk"? How many Kei obiivau voirr did Thür llUu'l t'lfCtioU "drive ot"' to th Demo eratie partj? . What lu "policy" doue for us agaii? And is tbe iieideitial elec tion to be facriliccd to the same ir.nnj clamor aud ''ai rungeii.eiii'.r' Afe politi cian or the peoide to rule hereafter in Ohio? Is the project of rcdistrkting ihe folate for Coiigrcional purp to be de feated, aud fheorfcix. Democratic Urpre eentatites in Cotigie s to be lost, lest by possibility, and contrary to bia desire and Ois plans tor the fiture, a certain "odiou" person might pn fit by ii? One thing a fl men may def end upon political oiTenaea, like those iu the ui'iut and religious world, never fail to bring with them their juüt penalty, eoiiteliiuea ooi:er, sotectimee later. The mills of the gods grind at in tervals, both fuat and fine. Juntice may be, as the sfreienU fbltd Ver, both blind and halt, yet she is now aiidi flrn sudden and springing; while the winged daughter of Octianus and IN'ux, riding ujou the stag, javelin in baud, never leatcs iutt uiibalauci-d the scale of buicau roug. rcr.llin'a Wife. To promote her husband's ii.tcre., tho atteiided his little shun, where the bouuhl rags, sewed lampblets, folded newspapers. and sold the lew articles in wrntn Le ueaii such as ink, juj cis, lamp-black, blank. audottur stationary. At the a tue Iioj she was au excellent houcrkct per, and be sides bciug economical het-elJ, t-ubt bf r somewhat vaielcns, disorderly hu-band to be econouiicui also. Sometimes, Kraeklin was elothed frotu head to foot in gauuenu which his wile had both woveuaud madu and for a long time she pn formed all the' work of the house iikjt the a-tistanco for souie cars ul'tt r his marriagu, his break last Was bread and uiilk, which they ate out of a two penny carihcn vessel, with pewter spoon; but one morning ou going, siowu to Htakruor, he found upon the table a beautiful cl.in.i bul fiora hs?W ist bread arid luilk was MeaUiiug, with a siive" spo ii by its sit!e which bad cod a sutu equal in our currency to ten dollars. Vheu- a m bo expressiv! his UKiont-hnieut at ibis u Woifed spleiuior, .Ur. Pre-ukliu oirly msikcdtliat she ihotight hi r hubjbd decived a silver spaou and china bowl ax much as any ot his luigl bins. I'taikiiu prospered In 's busincs until he became the uioxt fumou eJiior and flourishing printer iu A merica, whit-lf gae wife hitu lie plca-uie i-f sclieving hii fl'UUl tu Caie of bffatlMT Slid enaLUl hiui tu provide for h;r a spavioua and well luruUhed blodo. She adorned a high statiou as well ns s'ho had borne a lowly one. and orerided at her hi'sband'jt liberal table a. grai-efully a when be at his break tust of bread aud milk from a two1 penny bvwl. " - A Beautiful Thought. ti . .i. . t... ..... .. ..ii . t pmal (U rk..(l ,n ind poor, but in (1() UuhMH,rcd, Will s'.CCp uAi!lit , H ths s1l,e .U!J t tittil '-" atfeint to start an asylum for u- Ioh yoan uieu fill., as- no Uutivain could be C'Mistrurted large enough. Why i a- tiuvhaxdt like a Missr-.'fSpf steamboat'.' Rt!u?e be oever kuvwt ovn he may gt a blonie u-p.