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Western Scales. Oct 24—tf.
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and Commissioner in Chancery, Staunton, Va.,
Practice., in the Courts of Augusta aud adjoining
Will attend to the purchase and sale 'of Real
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1 The subscribers have opened permanently
aPHOTOGRAPIJ. GALLERY in Staunton, *ov
•r the store of Roane & Aiby, opposite the Virgin
ia Hotel where Pictures of every style can be had.
Their rooms are ne..ly ancl_neatly titled up for the
accommodation of all who may favor them with
a call. They are thankful for past patronage and
hope, by close attention to business, to merit as
much or more in future.
_JZ_*- > One of Steif s celebrated Pianos Avill be
found in the reception room for the amusement
of friends and patrons.
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at oni*. 15 cent- each, or eight for One Dollar.—
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EING REAPER AND MOWEB,
For the entire Viil.'y of Virginia and twenty-five
immediately East rathe Bine Ridge ex
tending from the Potomac bo the North Carolina
aprf Mr. Thornton Bi. any Avill act as our
Agt' n t in Augusta county, from whom Farmers
_•_.*.; procure Machines and receive all necessary
information as to terms, etc.
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Watches and Jewelry,
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warranted at moderate charger. He keeps also
for sale, fine Watches, Spectacles, Jewelry, Keys,
Watch Crystals, etc., corner Main aud Augusts*
streets, up stairs.
J,u. BARNARD M.YYNE.
AYE YOi'K S3GSlT.— i'y coming in time
to Dr. Young's Old Stand where you will find
an excellent assortmentof Spectacles, Eye-Glass^
mt -Shortsiuhtrd and Colored Glasses Porsale by
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$6. Also Brown cotton and cotton Yi.ru by the
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1.0 iiiE CITIZENS OF AUGUSTA,
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ly occupied by Antonia, as a Confectionary, on
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ted stock of Dry .oio.ls. Hardware, Groceries,
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STAUJVTOIY, VA., TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1866.
For the Spectator.
Lines written on the death of Caledonia
Dear little Callie is no more —
The darling household pet;
The dimpling smile her count'nance wore,
We ne'er shall forget.
That voice we loved to hear on earth,
Prattling in cadence sAveet—■
So full of innocence and mirth,
No more our ear shall greet.
Until in happier strains above,
We hear it sweeter still;
For anthems of redeeming love,
The heavenly mansions fill.
She was their parent's hope and pride —
Light of their earthly home;
She's hoav a beauteous star beside
God's oAvn eternal throne.
Their precious cherub was not given,
To dwell 'mid earth's alarms—
Her spirit pure Avas formed for heaven,
And its endearing charms.
The little bud so cherished here,
Was blighted ere it bloomed—
Her mortal part, to friends so dear,
Only remains entombed.
Her little spirit's free indeed,
Nor clay, nor tomb confines it now—
A harp is hers—no toys she'll need,
Whilst a bright crown rests on her brow.
In that blest clime no flower can fade,
No scorching heat can there destroy—
Nor can a wintry blast invade
Those regions of unending joy. '
Parents and grand-parents may meet
Their loved and lost one there ;
And may that happiness complete,
With dear "little Callie" share.
Oh 1 'tis a pleasing glorious theme 1
To dwell on here below,
We'll there of parting never dream,
And there no sorrow knoAV.
But bask forever in Jesus' smile,
As endless ages roll;
Singing his praises all the while
And playing harps of gold.
Near Gkeexvii.le. OTTO.
For the Spectator.
Lines written on the death of
Saliie and Susan.
Gone like ft pleasant droam,
Which erst had cheer'd the dark and silent night
With its loved presence and its gilding light—
Gone like a passing gleam,
Shed by some wanderer from .1 brighter land
Some wanderer from the pure and angel band,
Seen from the spirit land.
Like the fair sisters whom the ancients gave
To atarry brightness o'er the _Egean wave,
They had pass'd unto heaven I
Their bright looks haunt us now :
Wavy locks Avith silky softness fell,
Shading the snowy home where, like a spell,
Thought sat upon their broAV;
Their radiant eyes, with their clear upward glance,
Seem'd to behold, as in a spirit trance,
The "hidden things" beyond.
They Avere not made for earth:
Like the frail harp thro' which the zephyr floats,
Waking to melody the slumbering note.
Tender and sadly SAveet;
That harp, so tine and frail,
When strong winds o'er it rude and roughly hn_a_
Unstrang and shattered, it. faint chords will wake
lii no wild, witching Avail;
Mo thoughts or words unholy or inquire—
No answering echo from their soul could lure-
It kept itself unstrained.
They were not made for earth!
Sent here to light our pilgrimage awhile
With their d.-ar presence and their angel smiles,
That by their priceless worth,
We might.be weaned from all the fading toys
That make the sum of suhlinary joys.
They were at length reclaimed 1
These jewels wer. not given
To deck the tents where dwell our mortal parts,
But that its contact with our yearning hearts,
Should draw us with a strong, a resistless force,
Like the star pointing ore, to the pure source.
JIH BLANDER AND THE QUAKER.
There lived in a certain neighborhood not far
from B , a roystering rowdy bully, Jim
Blander. Jim was ''sum," in a fight, and a
kind of pugilistic Napoleon. Many and bloody
tbe affairs he had had in his life time, and had
invariably come off best. Jim not only consid
ered himself invulnerable, but all the fighting
characters in the surrounding country conceded
thatit was no use in fighting Jim, as he was
considered to be a patent thrashing machine,
that, could not be improved on. Jim's neigh
borhood had settled quite a number of Quakers.
From some cause or other Jim hated the ''shad
bellies," as he called them, with his entire
heart—he often declared that, to whip one of
these inoffensive people would be the crowning
glory of his life. For years Jim waited for a
pretext. One of Jim's chums overheard a
young Quaker speaking in disparaging term, of
The report soon came to Jim's ears, not a
little magnified. Jim made desperate threats j
of what he was going to do with Nathan, the j
meek follower of Perm, on sight—besides va
rious bruises and contusions he meant to inflict
on Nathan's body; in his chaste language, he
meant to gouge out both eyes and chaw off both
Nathan heard of Jim's threats and very prop
erly kept out of his way, hoping that time would
mollify Jim's anger. It seems, however, this
much to be desired result did not take place,—
One day friend Nathan was out riding and in
passing through a long lane, when almost mid
way, he espied Jim entering the other end. —
Nathan might have returned aud fled, but his
flesh rebelled at this proceeding. -'I will pur-j
sue my way peaceably," said the Quaker, "and j
I hope the better sense of the man of wrath j
yvill not permit him to molest me or alloAV him
to do violence to my person." Nathan'scalcu- j
lations as to the l:unb-Hke qualities of his ad-
A'ersary Avere doomed to be disappointed.
"0 ho," thought the bully, as he recognized
Nathan. "I have him at last. Now I'll make
mince meat of shad-belly. I v. ill salt and pickle j
"Wilt thou please dismount from thy horse ?''
said Jim, seizing the bridle of Nathan's horse
and mimicking jus style: "my soul yeameth
above all things to give thee the biggest maul
ing ever man received.''
' -Friend James," replied Nathan, "thou must j
not molest me, but let me go my way in peace.
Thy better judgment Avill surely tell thee that
thou cannot possibly be benefitted by personal
ly injuring mo.''
"Get down in a moment," thundered Jim; '
"get down, you canting, lying, mischief making,
coAvardly hypocrite, I'll drag you down if you
"Friend James, I remonstrate against thy
proceedings and against thy language," replied
Nathan. ""My religion teaches pie sincerity—
I Jim neither a liar, a mischief maker nor a
hypocrite; lam no co*_'ard, but a man of peace ;
I desire to pursue my Avay quietly—let me pass
"Get down," persisted Jim, doAvn with
I want to beat some of your religion out of
j*ou —I must give you a flogging before I leave
you. I think by the time I'm through with
you. A'ou'll pass for a tolerably decent man: 111
teach you a short and easy lesson, the impor
tance of minding your own affairs, and the risk
you run in slandering your neighbors.''
| "I will not dismount," said Nathan firmly ;
1 "loosen thy hold from the bridle."
"You won't, won't you!" said Jim, "then
here goes," and he made a desperate plunge to
collar the Quaker.
Nathan was on his feet in an instant, on the
opposite side of the horse. The Quaker, al
though of much smaller proportions than his
persecutor was all sinew and muscle, and his
well knit form denoted both activity and
strength. His wrath was evidently kindled.
"Friend James," he implored. "Thy perti
nacious persistence in persecuting me is annoy
ing ; thou must desist, or peradventure I may
so far forget myself as to do thee some bodily
"By snakes!" said Jim, coming toward Na
than, "I belieA*e there is fight enough in broad
brim to make the affair interesting. I wish
some ofthe boys were here to see the fun.—
Now, friend Nathan, I am going to knock off
the end of your nose, look out!''
Suiting the action to the word, Jim, after ava
rious pugilistic gyrations with his fists, made a
scientific Uoav at the usual formation of our
Quaker friend; but Tom Heyer couldn't have
more scientifically warded it off.
Jim was evidently disconcerted at the ill suc
cess of his first attempt —he saw he had under
taken quite as much as he was likely to accom
plish. Jim, however, straightened himself out,
and approached Nathan more cautiously. The
contest began again. Nathan stood his ground
firmly and Avarded off the shower of blows skil
fully, Avhich Jim aimed at him.
"Friend James," said Nathan, in the heat
of the contest, "This is mere child's play. It
grieves me that thou hast forced me into resis
tance, but I must defend myself from bodily
harm. I see there is but one Avay of bringing
this scandalous and wicked affair to a close, and
that is by conquering thee ; iv order to do this,
I Avill inflict a heavy blow betAveen thine eyes
which will prostrate thee." FolloAviug out the
suggestion, Nathan struck Jim a tremendous
bIoAV ou his forehead which brought him sense
less to the ground.
"Noav," said Nathan. "I will teach thee a
lesson, and I hope it will be a wholesome lesson
too. I will seat myself astraddle of thy breast—
I Avill place my knees upon thy arms thus, so
that thou cannot injure me when thoureturnest
to consciousness. _ I hope I may be the humble
instrument of taniiug thy fierce, war-like nature,
and make a better and more respectable man
As the Qu;iker concluded, Jim began to show
some signs of returning life. The first impulse
of Jim, when he saw his condition, was to turn
Nathan off. He struggled desperately, but he
was in a vice—his efforts were unaA*ailing.
"Friend, thou must keep still until I am done
with thee," said Nathan, "I believe lam an
humble instrument in the hands of God to
chastise thee, and I trust Avhen I am done with
thee, thou Avilt be a changed man. Friend
James, does thee uot repent attacking me?"
"No," said James, "let me up and I'll shoAV
4 'l will not let thee up, thou impious wretch,"
replied Nathan, "darest thou profane tho name
of thy Milker—l will check thy respiration for
Nathan, as good his word, clutched him by
the throat, lie compressed his grip; as a
girgling hound could be heard. Jim's face be
came distorted, a tremor ran through his frame.
He was evidently undergoing a process of stran
gulation, The Quaker relaxed his hold, but
not until the choking process had sufficiently, |
as he thought, tamed the pen'erse spirit of Jim.
It took some moments for Jim to inhale suffi
cient air to address the Quaker,
"I will knock uuder," said Jim, "enough— j
let mo up."
"No, thou hast not half enough," replied
Nathan. "Thou art iioav undeigoing a process
of moral purification, thou must be contented
to remain where thou liest, until 1 am done
Avith thee. Thou just profaned the name of
thy Maker, friend James," continued Nathan,
'•confess, dost thou repent thy wickedness?"
"No, hanged if I do," growled Jim.
"Thou perverse man," replied Nathan in an
imploring tone," say that thou repent est thy
"I'll be hanged if I do," groAvled Jim.
"Wilt thou not," replied the Quaker, "must
I use compulsory means? I will compress thy
windpipe again unless thou givest me an an
swer in the affirmative; say quick, art thou
. "No, I —y-e-s," shrieked Jim in a gurgling
tone, as the Quaker's grip tightened, "yes I
"Is thy sorrow a goodly sorroAV?" inquired
Jim rather demurred giving an affirmative
answer to this question, but a gentle squeeze,
admonished him he had better yield.
"Yes," replied Jim, '"now let me up/
"I am not done with thee yet!" said Na
"Thou hast been a disturber of the pe:ice of
this neighborhood, timeout of number—thy
hand has been raised ;igainst every man —thou
art a braAvler. Wilt thou promise me, that in
the future, thee will lead a more peaceable life,
that thou wilt love thy neighbor as thyself?"
"Yes," ansAvered Jim, hesitatingly, all but
"Thou must make no exceptions," replied
j Nathan, "I insist on an affirmative answer."
"If I say yes to that—l'll die first."
A struggle now ensued between the tA. o, but
j Jim had his match.
"Thou must yield, James," said Nathan, "I
j insist upon it," and he again grasped Jiui by
! the throat. "I yvill choke thee into submission;
i thou must answer affirmatively. Say after me,
!"I promise to love my neighbor as myself, iv
' eluding the Quakers."
"I promise that!" said Jim ; "I'll be cursed
| if I do." "._
"I Avill check thy respiration if thou don't,"
| replied Nathan. "Wilt thou yield ?"
"No I won't, I'll be blasted if I do," an
"Thee had better give in," replied Nathan,
!"I will choke thee again if thee does not —see
| my grip tightens."
And Nathan did compress his grip, and the
! choking process again went on. Jim's face first
I became distorted, then purple—his tongue loll
' ed out, and his eyes protruded from their sock
! ets —his body writhed like a dying man's. Na
j than persisted iv holding his giip until Jim be-
I came entirely passive, he then relaxed his hold.
1 Jim Avas slow in recovering his speech and his
I senses. When he did, he begged Nathan for
: mercy's sake, to release him.
"When thee will make the promise I expect
from thee, I will release thee, but no sootier,"
Jim saw that he was powerless and that the
; Quaker Avas resolute. Tie felt it was 140 use to
i persist in his stubborpness.
"I will give in," he replied, "J will promise
to love my neighbor as myself,"
"Including the Quakers," insinuated Na
"Yes, including the Quakers," replied Jim.
! "Thou may'st rise then, friend James," au-
I swered Nathan, "and I trust the lesson thou
j hast learned to-day yvill nnike a more peaceable
' citizen of thee, and I hope a better man."
Poor Jim was completely humbled ; he left
the field Avith his spirits completely sowed. Not
long after this occurr-iie*: the story became
(SprdP $ ly <>
bruited about. This was more than Jim could
bear. He soon after left the scene of his many
triumphs and his late defeat, and emigrated to
the "far West." The last 1 heard of him, he
was preparing to make another move. Being
Eressed for his reason why he again emigrated,
c said a colony of Quakers were about moving
into his neighborhood. He wits under an ob
ligation to love them, but he was ofthe opinion ;
that distance would lend strength to that ut- i
A Northern Estimate of Confederate
We extract the following from a long review
of the late war in the New York Citizen, a Ke- j
publican paper, edited by Col. Halpine, late of
the United States army.
Let those loyal gentlemen, disciples of Mr. j
Abbott, who worship the character of Bona- i
porte, make some consistent homage to the bril- j
liant directory of Jefferson Davis. Both were j
men of destiny, and the personal of the survi- j
vor is by far the nobler. Of the fallen jingels,
whose dark plumage swept from our Senate
Halls, he made the most courtly adieu. Of all
the traitors he was most entirely in earnest. —
Of all decision his was the sagest, the prompt
est and the most enduring. lie, only, of the
conspirators, felt that his quarrel with the
Union was irreconciliable, and stood by his cap
ital to the last, and has never yet advised sub
mission. His captivity has been belittled by
none of Bonaparte's querulousness. Blind, and
gray, and wasted, his dominions are narrowed
to a casemate, while the republic he would over
throAV reaches to the silent oceans.
In Robert Lee the same austere Providence. \
to purify our Republicanism, shattered our faith I
in traditional respectability. The heir of Wash
ington Avent with the rest of the new chivalry,
and with ten times the talent of that great Fab- '•
inus, crushed the iirraies of our lesser respecta- j
bilities, till he met in Grant a niiin without a
pedigree. He was the equal of Wellington in j
manoeuvering great bodies of troops on small i
interior forces. The Duke at Waterloo fought
his whole army upon a mile and a quarter;
but Lee, at Cold Harbor, for five days presented
a solid line of battle wherever we sought him,
till his whole force seemed manoeuvered by the j
wink of his eye, and every salient that we |
touched was a corps. While the fortifications
of Richmond stand, his name will evoke admi- ;
ration. The art of war is unacquainted with
any defense so admirable. Splendid as were
the triumphs of his engineering, the victories
of his infantry were his best monuments. But ;
over the glory of his talent fell a shadow as I
eternal as his menioiy —the frown of a resolute \
Democracy, whoso sacrifice was longer than his '
I stood in the cemetery of Hollywood at the j
grave of Stewart —a space Avithout a shaft. He I
revolutionized the cavalry tactics of our time, I
and was in dash and dissoluteness, the Prince !
Rupert of the West. Forrest and Stoneman,
Morgan and Grierson, Mosby and Kilpatriek 1
were his imitators. He inaugurated the grand
raid which taught Sheridan the nothingness ot'<
distance, and emboldened Sherman to tear the
continent iike a pocket map).
The fervid imagination ofthe Southern peo- j
pie, demonstrated in feats of romance, like j
Stewart's made them, during the war, tbe great I
suggestive captains. They built the first iron- .
clad, made the first of the great raids, and un
der Stonewall Jackson executed the earliest of
the great infantry marches. But the colder
adaptability ofthe North developed every hint
from the South into a perfect system. The ex
periment of the Merrnnac has grown to the
Dictator, the Donderberg and the Ironsides, —
The engineering assiduity of Beauregard, imi
tated by the North, has marked the camps of
our armies, as if the protecting mountains had
followed our columns. But it may be doubted
that any division commander lnis yet arisen to
rival thu splendid infantry genius of Jackson,
As Lee, a. as a master of manoeuver. Jaeksou
was the great captain of aggressive warfare. —
He combined the cunning and the boldness of
Napoleon. To coA*er his great nioA'enient by
the flank in 1802, he did not hesitate to fight
Pope's whole army Avith a division, and the ce
lerity of his march up the Shenandoah, to ap
pear again on the field of Bull Run, Avas only
equalled by the energy of his attack, He moved
infantry with the speed of horse, and having
hurled three great commanders back from the
Old Dominion, died before the lustre of its
arms had diminished in that flush of victory
when rebellion had assumed, indeed, the pro
portions ofa nation. He avus the most Repub
lican of rebels, stern and simple as any Round
head, and this is why we hold his memory
greener than that of his companions whose de
fection to the Union was augmented by their
treason to popular institutions.
There were other personages identified with
I this grand historical defense, but these are the
I great statues —Davis, Lee, Jackson, SteAvart,
How to Plow for Corn.
We commend to our readers a practice which
' we have followed Avith great satisfaction iv ploA.*-
-i ing our corn ground, Avhcther it was sod or. tub-
I ble, njiinely: by what is called "back-furro..*-
-| ing"—commencing in tlu_ middle of the field,
! turning the furrows inward, thus plowing the
entire field "geeing round," Find the middle
ofa field with a measuring pole or tape, and set
a stake. Then turn a ridge of two furrows in a
straight line from each corner of the field to the
stake. These ridges will enable the plowman to
do his work Avell at the turning points. The
advantages of plowing in this manner are, there
Aviil be no dead furrows in the field. A row of
i corn, if planted in a dead furrow, will not a
mount to much, except for fodder. When a
field is plowed by gorac around the outside and
finishing in the middle, there yvill bo a dead
furrow irom each corner to the middle of it.—
The team, moreover, must tun. on the ground,
which treads down a wide strip from the cor
j ncrs to the middle of the field. But when a
field is plowed by beginning in tl.e middle, the
entire team, whether double or always
turn on tfie unplowed ground, audit is _ easier
j for the plowman to turn gut and set in his plow
!at the corners, than Avhen he turns tbe farrow
I outward. By plowing in this way, the surface
I will be kept level, and the a. ork performed in a
J more workmanlike manner. Ip order to have
j every side of the field finished alike, moxsure
j eiich side from the plowed ground, to the
j the outside of the field every day. Then the
| furrows may be varied in width, or omitted on
one side, while tjie ploAved plot is small Aim
I always to keep the furrow shoes of a uniform
! width.— American Agriculturist
Good Night.—The charm ofthe simple com
j nion place expression "Good night" has been
made the subject of a beautiful paragraph, by
some author who says:
Good night! the little child has lisped as it
passed to a brighter morn than ours; the lover
j with his gay drcjim of nuptial moriOAv; the wife
I and mother, Jill the fragile threads of household
j cares still in her fingers; the father with appeal
i ing eye of childhood all unanswered. Good night,
j that seal upon days pajt and days to com . —
| what hand so rash a:-, to rend aside the veil that
hide, its to-morrow
The Southern Dead.
We take great pleasure in copying the follow
ing beautiful tribute to the Southern Dead from
the Columbus Sun and Times. Its suggestion .
are worthy of our heroic women and the loved
ones they propose to commemorate. It would
be "gilding refined gold" to add a single word
to this touching appeal, and if we dare say aught
further, it is that the ladies of Columbus may
not be alone in this holy undertaking. Let tho
ladies of Staunton, and of the South at large,
emulate a grand duty so worthily inaugurated:
CoLl'Mlirs, Ga., March 10, 1866.
Messrs. Editors: —The ladies arc now, and
have been for seveiJil days, engaged in the sad
but pleasant duty of ornamenting and improA*ing
that portion of the city cemetery sacred to tho
rnemoiy of our gallant Confederate dead, but
Aye feel it an unfinished work unless a day b.
set apart annually for its special attention. Wo
cannot raise monumental shafts, and in. crib.*
thereon their many deeds of heroism, but wo
can keep alive the memory of the debt we oato
them, by at least dedicating one day in each
year to embellishing their humble graves with
flo Avers. Therefore, we beg the assistance oi'
the Press and the Ladies throughout the South,
to aid us in our efforts to set apart a certain day
to be observed from the Potonuic to the Rio
Grande, and be handed down through time as a
religious custom of the country to wreathe the
graves of our martyred dead with flo .vers. (Wo
Avould propose the 2d Wednesday in May. as at
that time our land maybe truly called the "land
of flowers.) Let every city, town and A'illage,
join in the pleasant duty; let all be alike re
membered, from the heroes of Manas, es to tho.o
Avho expired amid the death throes of our hal
lowed cause. We'll croAvn alike the honored
resting place, ofthe immortal Jackson, in Vir
ginia, Johnsou, of Shiloh. Cleburne, in Tennes
see, and the host of gallant privates Avho adorn
ed our ranks—all did their duty, and to all wo
owe our gratitude.
Let the soldiers' grave, for that day at least,
be the Southern Mecca, to whose shrine her
sorrowing Avonicn, like pilgrims, may annually
bring their grateful hearts and floral offerings.
And when we remember the thousands who
were buried Avith "their martial cloak around
theiu/' Avithout Christian ceremony of inter
ment for their beloved bodies, we would invoke,
the aid of the most thrilling eloquence through*
out the land, to inaugurate this custom by de
livering on the appointed day, this year, an eu
logy on theunburieddeadof our glorious South
ern army. They died for their country.—
Whether their country had, or had not, tho
right to demand the .<•■ acritiee, is no longer a
q_uestion of discussion with us. We leave that
lor the future nation to decide. That it was de
manded, that they nobly responded, and foil
holy sacrifices upon their country's altar, and
are thereby entitled to their country's gratitude,
none yvill deny.
The proud banner under which they niilied.
in defense ofthe noble cause for which heroe.
fought, or trusting Avoinen prayed, has beet,
furled forever. The country for .vhich they
suffered and died has now no name or place a
mong the nations of the earth. Legislative en
actments may not hoav be made to do honor to
their memories—but the veriest Radical that,
ever traced his gencology back to the deck of
the May FloA.er, could not deny us the _im
pie privilege of paying honor to those who died
defending the life, honor and happiness of tho
The Confederate Dead.
The New York News, of Saturday week, pub
lishes the touching appeal of the committee of
citizens appointed to collect the remains of tho
Confederate dead, AA'hich repose in the viciuity
of Winchester, Virginia, and transfer them to
a suitable ground to be proA*ided and set apart
for that purpose. The News comments upon
the appeal for aid to enable them to perforn.
th. ir mission as folloAvs;
Many tributes of respect have been paid to
the memory of the soldiers who fell fighting for
the Federal cause. Their ashes have been gath
ered and entombed with solemn ceremony in
consecrated cemeteries, and abo.e their graves
the monumental stone recites the history of their
deeds. The wants of their orphans and widow..
liave been supplied by the generous contribu
tions of their countrymen, and the sorrow o"'
their bcrejivcnient has beep soothed hy th**
voices ofthe living, uttering the language of
praise und sympathy for the fallen. This .._
most just and commendable. It Avould be a sin
against nature to refuse the offerings due to t}it.
men at ho hj_ve perished upon the field of battle ,
and it is a labor of loA'e and duty to keep tho
grass green upon those graves, and the bloom
forever fresh upon their laurels,
But the Confederate dead ! Are they to b_
forgotten and neglected ? Thousands of them
lie mouldering Avhere they fell, without a stono
to mark their resting place, without a sign to
tell the wayfarer that the bones of brave men
repose beneath tho (hist, trampled by feet un
conscious of the sacred attributes of the place
i Hundreds of thousands of our sorrowing coun
trymen and women ofthe South k hoav not where
; the remains of their kindred rest, or whether,
indeed, the pulseless hearts that AA'ere once warm
with affection have even the covering of tho
1 quiet sod in the eternal sleep. Yet those be
-1 reaved ones feel keenly as their conquerors tho
obligations that a christian sentiment owes to
the names of the departed, but they arc too,
poor to pay the last sad offices to their fallen
kindred. They have not even the means to feed
and clothe their living dependents, and in their
i desolate households they wt-ep tor the dead
i without the mournful privilege of knowing that
, they repose in hallowed ground.
Jt is not charity that here appeals to w«*dth,
1 but the spirit ofa lioly duty that invites aid to
its fulfillment. Conquerors have the pride and
, joy of victory Avith which to combat the agony
of bereavement; but.the vanquished arc left a
| lone *,vith their sorrow, to brood over it amid
the wreck of their hopes and the ruin of their
1 fortune.-. The Southern people have but little*
cotisoliition be3*ond the thought that their fallen
ones fought bravely and perished nobly. It is
ID them a virtue to respect the memory of the
■ Confederate dead. They were the champions
ofa cause to which the Southern heart cleaved
with an unshaken faith until the last whisper of
j hope Avas hushed, and the conquer - banner
| Avas lowered in the shadow ci* despair. But
why should that shadow fall upon the graves of
': heroes, although their life-blood floAved in A*ain ?
In the preseuce of peace the foeiii.cn of the past
can stand together uncovered beside |he tomb_
ofthe. fallen of cither sid.. and upon those sad
mementoes ofa cruel strife they can join to lay
I the offerings that manhood loves to gi .*e to the
; monuments of ..eroism and devotion. It should
be our pride to render tribute to American va
lor ; a., 1 __o not the Confederate* dead our
countrymen 1 Arc they not of our race and
country who Aveep for them ? The North will
honor itself by companionship in a labor that
seeks to mark the resting pi; ice of br»A*e _b,
and to redeem their memories from oblivion. —
Tho holy mission appeals to the loftiest and
purest emotions of human nature; lot it notap
peal in vain.
Books are embalmed mind-. Fame is a _o~*-.;
upon a dead man's heart,
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