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OF ALL KINDS,
ExccHtcd in the highest style of the Arl.andonthe
most tca&orrtblc terms.
I'll tell you of a fellow,
Of a fellow I have seen, t
Who is neither white nor yellow,
But is altogether green ;
And his name it is not charming, "
It is only common Bill, r
And he wishes me to wed him, I
But I hardly think I will. 1
Oh, he whispered of devotion, . 1
Of devotion pure and deep,
And it seemed so very silly,
That I almost fell asleep,
And he thinks it would be pleasant,.
As we journey down the hill,
To go hand in hand together,
But I hardly think we will,
He told me of a cotfage,
Of a cottage 'mong the trees.
And don't you think the fellow,
Tumbled down upon his knees,
"While the tears the creature wasted,
Were enough to turn a mill,
And he begged me to accept him;
But I hardly think I will.
He was here last night to see me,
But he made so long a slay,
I began to think the blockhead,
Never meant to go away,
At first I learned to hate him,
And now I hate him still,
Yet he urges me to wed him,
But I hardly think I will.
I'm sure I wTould not choose him,
But the very deuce is in it,
For he says if I refuse him,
He could not live a minute : -
Now you know the blessed Bible
Plainty says we must not kill,
So I've thought the matter over.
And I rather think I will.
Here lies the body of Edward Hide-;
We laid him here because he died.
We had rather
It had been his father.
If it had been his sister,
Few would have missed her;
I5ut since 'tis honest Ned,
No more shall be said.
Healthful Effects of the Tomato.
The tomato is one of the most healthful,
as well as the most universally liked of all
the vegetables. Its healthful qualities do
not depend on the mode of preparation for
the table ; it may be eaten thrice a day cold
or hot cooked or raw, alone, or without salt,
or pepper, or vinegar, or altogether, to a like
advantage, and in the utmost that can be
taken with an appetite. Its healthful quality
arises from its slight aciduity, in this making
it as valuble, perhaps, as berries, cheries,jthc gigantic Rebellion which has so long j
currants, and similar articles. It is also
highly nutritious. The tomato season ends
with the frost. If the vines are pulled up
before the frost comes, and hung up in a
well ventilated cellar, with the tomatoes
hanging to them, the "love-apple" will con
tinue ripening until Christmas. The cellar
should not be too dry nor too warm. The
knowledge of this may bejmproved to great
practical advantage for the benefit of many
who are invalids, and wTho are fond of the
Massa," said, the black steward to his
caDtain as they fell in with a home bound j
tiT i.;cti t'rtn -niilf1 writn a few lines
. tnflol woman, 'cause I can't write." I
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June ffooa naiuruu gKipuer wmu"t
Xi b , 4 ; , ;
wroiBauuiav .u -r
lain was about to seal up the letter, Pompey
reminedhim that he omitted to say : Please 1
'ecuse de bad writen' aif speJhn.'
fcrA,dried-up, hernng-laccd, gimlet-
vnn nW tochelor says he don't wonder at
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bo many of the young veterans getting mar-
ried. He says one who has laced a cannon s
mouth and heard a thousand of them talk at;Davi Lct US have a cessation
once, can never be frightened by a woman ! j hostilities." "Certainly," responds Jeff.
The old do"! He ought to be compelled to "Withdraw your forces from the Confed
climb a shell' bark hickory tree ! eracy; raise- your blockade, and I agree
to au armistice." (The Rebels have a,-
, Mr,f; ready indicated that they will have no
for A youth asked his father sanction , . .
to his project of marriage. The old gentle- j musfc nQt eyer KuropeaQ QovcrDment at
man requesting his son to pray with hinyonce rec0guizc the Confederacy? On
prayed that if the match was against the will wjiat ground could any refuse ? We
nf the- Lord he would throw obstacles in their ' should have given up thercoutest, and r-
wav and make it impossible T.he son in-
lerruptinjr cried '0 Lord, don't you do it;
for I must haye. her anyhow,"
ffcr Two little bovs were looking at the .
elephant in the menagerie, when one said, friens Who docs iJ,otsee that this is
"What is that he takes up his hay with V1 Disunion, complete ah'd final? Haviog
"Why," said. the.otb.er with-a knowing air, tamely surrendered New-Orleans, New
Mhat is his pitchfork.-" jbern, Port Royal, Vicksburg, Memphis,
The Democratic National Convention
wIIIUIl UIUSUUIUU UlU UltUlCa Ui VTJiUUUi i).
iUUUJjftliliAiX lor x ressuuut, ;iuu-u uivuri
tt EVT)r KTf,vr for Aicn-President. liko-
wise agreed on aud adopted the lfoliow-
Resolved, That iu the future, as in the
past, we will adhere with
idclity to the Uuion under the Constitu-
on as the Only solid foundation of our
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sirengui, securuy, ana nappines as a peo-
iple, and as a Irainework or government e-
qually conducive to the welfare aud pros
perity of all the States, both Northern
Resolved. That'-lhis Convention does
!GnlieitJv dppl-iro the sense of the -
i.ilarc to restore the Union bv tlio cxner-
mnnt ftp it-on rj triili nn.lr thn ,!
pretense of a military necessity or war
U1,U C J L II til . UUUiiw IllUblii UUVV v.w
power higher than the Constitution, the
nnnstiriitinn iilf lms Wn .lisrfijrarded
, l - a
in ovnrv nnrf. nnrl Dublin lihrfv and nr 1-
vatc riht alike trodden down, aud the :
A piospericy oi tnc luuiui
tiallv imnaired. iustice. humauitv. liber- i
ty, and the public welfare, demand that ,
immnrlHii oiTnrfc vi ,nr,(lA fnr n Pfisssation
of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate ;
Convention of all the States, or other ;
peaceable means to the end that at the
earliest nraeficablo moment nonce may be
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restored on the basis of the Federal Union j
of the States
Resolved, That the direct interference
of the military authority of the United
Rtntni in iho , rppont olnetioiis held in
Tv-,nl-i- Mnrvl-mrl ATinnri T)pla-,
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Constitution, and the repetition of such ; Having stopped the U ar, how do you ex
acts iu the approaching election will be peet to unite with them except by creep
held as revolutionary, and resisted with . iaS fhc back door of their Confede
all the means aud power under our con- '-t y f That is the precise point to which
troj j you are now tending.
Resolved, That the aim and object of; , Three and a-lialf years ago, before a
the Democratic party is td preserve the dP of blood had been shed, we llcpub
Federal Union aud the rights of the States hcans proposed a Convention, or rather
unimpaired: and they hereby declare that ; adopted the proposition of Kentucky, that
W nnnsirW th Aflminimtivft iiRiirna-' one be calle(1- "ad you Democrats then
tion of extraordinary and dangerous pow-
subversion of the civil by military arrest, lt;, fought it voted it down, including
imprisonment, trial and sentence of A- . en Kentucky to join you in defending
merican citizens in States where civil law ' lC ,Aud no after three years of carriage
exists in full force the suppression of , and. devastation, you come round to our
freedom of speech and of the press; the fposition, and vaguely recommend a Con
denial of the risht of asylum, the open , vention. We stand by it, and will help
and avowed disregard of State rights, the "i nt that will not put down the
employment of unusual test-oaths, and , 1 ebe"lon- e mu?fc firsfc have Pcace'
the interference with and denial of the
right of the people to bear arms, as calcu- . Vie rest ?. t nS i latlorm 1S. W1U?'
la?ed to prevent a restoration of the Union signifying very little. It amounts in sub
and the perpetration of a government dc- j f ance to just this: The Administration
:ti r i-i, ..r. i i 1 has not surrendered the conntru to the
lllir itS I I! Si, V '1 iltliJl 1'lv. UUlirMSLIb U A ,
That the shameful disregard
of the Administration to its duty in res- v V consisieuuy, iias uuu ai
pecttoour fellow-citizens who now and . lowed those who .defy the authority and
on- have been prisoners of war in a suf- i traiuPle on tQ flaS f their Country, to
ferfnff condition, deserves the severest :
reprobation, on the score alike of public
interest and common humanity
Resolved, That the sympathy of the
Democratic party is heartily and earnest
ly extended to the soldiery of our arm-,
who are aud have been in the field un
der the flag .of our country ; and, in the
event of our attaining power, they will
receive all the care and protection, regard
and kindness, that the brave soldier? 0f
the lvepublic have so nobly earned
This Platform, it will he seen, in no
manner cendemns, even by implication, I
This Platform, it will be seen, in
crimsoned our fields with the most
cious blood of our countrymen. It
ceals the facts that the war, inaugurated lllUiVv K llUU ,lu" 1 V wi I
by the Rebels alone, and that they had j tar of their country s salvation? What
wrenched from the nation nearly half its soldier can desire the sympathy of those
fortresses, armories, arsenals, sub-treasu- i o have no word of reproof for the cruel
ries, mints, custom-houses, &c, &c, and 1 villains who expose our-prisoners to die
made prisoners of the bulk of its little ar- I ln Pea lots unsheltered and but half fed,
my, before a single shot was fired on the ! ufc hcaP aI1 their "reprobation on the
side of the Union. The Rebel chieftains 1 Government, which would protect and rc
who falsely, villainously asserted, directly ; lease them if it could .
after the taking of Fort Sumpter, that I , Unionists of all the States! it is mcum-
iho ALfJifinniefe hnJilo.
clared war on
the South, and dragged
Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas
into the ab'ss of secession, under the
plea of necessary self-defense, are practi-
plea 0f necessary self-defense, are practi- j
cally countenauced aud upheld Dy this :
jVllC X'lauoriu, wmuu &puuh.a aa niuuju :
the war had beeu wantonly inaugurated
on the part of the National authorities,
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and might have been avoided had they !
;ci10SQn Therc is not one word m UlIS
j patform eveu intimates that the
pL(iDejs uavc doue any wrong, or that the
Government in resisting their efforts has
done anv thing right.
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The Democratic Platform
ouy aim uo T
shall, on the pare or me liuiun, ue &wp-
. ih- wm. (lone to-morrow.
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n seuds an euvor to Jeff.
;uiu w u uu. .
... . v" . i t ry
tired balfled aud deteated. Europe Ais
famishing for Cotton and Naval Stores,
which the Rebels have to spare ; they aVc
in desperate want of a fhousand things
has a surplus. TlTev
M n rmiffin trgie 0nlv with their
Nashville -KnoTviflfi. Little Rock, and
Fortress Monroe-Vall . the fruits of our
long and arduous struggle who imagines
what Confederate would fear, that we
pv ti rhpm ftvnr no-nin y
Tf. isnfmiirl tlion nn fmrihrlnnl wink -
cd fraud for this Platform to talk after
this, of peace "on the
al Union." We have
he basis of the Fcder-
al Union." We have war only because
certain States have repudiated and now
defy that Union. That Union is the
bone of contention there is none other.
How, then, having decreed a "cessation;
of hostilities, are you afterward to have
it:j -v? :.,
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liiu u uiuiii iuu iuuuiuiu lu uaiiuiuua uis OuetlSCS Snail UU lUiiuu tviiun.
nrKfnmW wlin Mnim tn linvo spndnrl hq'ti,;, Pftvnnt,Vn i, o nnnmnfo hv
composing tneir rcspccuvc ocaies; we ae- the people to pass upon tnc merits or mo
y countins' the whole people, jp,bL In wLse ,voald be .pre-
sstcd that there is a Union majority in
every btatc. Uii what JJemocratic pnn-
! CIPc can you constrain Itebel States to
'u'u iu hub uihou-.
-i51111 "a uonvenuon oi me ouues -
I T. . . i 7J iT. .
naJ a Ultimate OnVCllUOn OI CM U1C ,
States" is in your programme. But the
States lad hefr Co.vention at'0f,vee ipoech. Certainly no .Deinoerat
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Montgomery nearly lour years ago, anaiW0uld do so. At the same time lie noped
fraed there a Constitution wherewith
tliey profess to be perfectly contented.
That Constitution ignores ours, super-
scdes it, and renders your Convention a
simple nu hty Stop the ar now, and
tUey will laugn your "utumaie uonven
tiou to scoru. They will tell you that
tlicy have a first rate Constitution, formed
at Montgomery, and that if you want
llon witn tnem, you muse auopi uiac,
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and supply to be admitted into their Con-j
fedcracy. Having admitted that the ans-;
fnnropw nri r.nn mrpc wnprnin rnov
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fore,d a Convention we should Jong
since have held one. Jiut vou resisted
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traitors, JSortli or South. It has sup
pressed treason iu loyal States, not stern-
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lave everything their own way
Dramlette Guthrie party in Kentucky
thought this all right when it operated
in their favor; uow that it no louger
does, they uuite in denouncing it. "We
only wish they had had a Jackson in the
White House to givG them something
real to complain of.
The "sympathy" tendered to the sol
diers by this Platform is a wanton insult.
Every line of it implies that their blood
has been fruitlessly shed, aud that they
might better have staid at home and let
""b"1 " "u
th Rebels have everything their own
'h;lt real sympathy can
i Vkrtfit'rtrkti HiAcn iiV r rnnr'i rrl
the War for
i 4 r TTr inn ti A n ti i nef nnrl
i i i . . i i i ali i : i
wCIlli OU US tO UUUU U1115 liawwim auu i
backers I Let us resolve to do it, aua ue-
gin the work NOW !
"Sambo, ''sposc dare is six chick-
cns,ln a c00p, aa dc, man sellsthree, how
uiauy is leitr
"What time ob day was it?"
"What hab dat got to do wid it!"
"A good deal. If it was after dark
dare would be none left, dat is, ,if you
happened to come along dat way,,
"Look hcahj.stop dem personalities,
A. story is told of a deserter who
has a glass eye, which he used to takc'fplaus,)
out, when he wanted to get discharged, 3ir. Eaton (Conn.) passed a high eulo
or when after ruuhing away, -he wished gy Up0u Thomas Hr Seymour, but stated
to avoid detection. Ifc enlisted and left that his name was used here without his
,thc slce T"? T,!" I
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n vm ii, i.iif" uifsii m in: m lij ul;
A country editor, praising. a successful
politician, called him "one of, the clever-i
b w fl, roor liflcdii haMo lady
est ieliows that ever luted;
or a boot to a blackguard."
Tliey havegot to growing chickens so ,
large in Massachusetts, that the larmers
have to sell them by the quarterdike pork. :
Those are chickens to crow over.
r joneSj (Md.) regretted that the
Handsome features alone are incapable ' gentlemcn whp had taken the stand in
of expressing real Beauty, as speech alone defense of - General McClellan had as
is incapable of-expressing wit. sunicd the ground he had,.,and intimated
: ; , ' that there-wast a collusion, between the.
(r Young lady, get your lover upon his -members oHlie Legislfi'tuure and certain
kneTs, but doh't let him get youiherpr - Hud he put, it upou
COUNTY, PA. SEPTEMBER 3', 1864.
! THE CHICAGO CONVENTION,
Speeh of Mr. Harris of Maryland.
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7 services and
Lwiit! Af. Ti.vrK nnntmnPrl s fol -
' ima .Hn Jno nn,?nnforl Wn tn-dav.
who is a tvrant ! ( Cheers and hisses.")
lfHc it was who first initiated the policy
; by which our rights and liberties were
stricken down. That man is George 15.
; McClellan. (Confusion.) Maryland,
! which has suffered so much at the hands
of that man, will not submit to his nonii
nation in sileuce.
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sentcd for the supnort of the great JJem-
UOLLrat iuouicnau, j. it-
peat, is a tyrant.
r.T ,1 fr,
diet him. (Great confusion.)
A Delegate. I" call him to order.
The President said he hoped there was
no man presentSvho would deny the right
;130 delegate would feel called upon to
.pursue a course of remarks so offensive as
interfere with the harmony of the Con
Mr. Harris read McClellan's order of
arrest asraiiist the Legislature of Mary-
land, aud3proceeded to comment upon the
isarnc, but the confusion was so great that
the sneaker could not be heard. He was
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understood to say mat an tne cnarges or
usurpation and tyranny that can be
brought against Lincoln and I3utler, he
could make aud substantiate ;against Mc
Clellan. (Hisses, cheers and cries of
"Vote ioi Jeff. Davis!")
The President wished that the Con
vention should come to order. There is
no attack made here but which can be
made elsewhere, and the gentleman a
gainst whom these charges are being
made desires that they shall be made now
and here, so that he can meet and ex
plain theni. These interruptions do in
justice to ourselves, to the speaker, and
to the distinguished gentleman against
whom they are made. Let the gentle
man from Maryland have a full hearing,
and afterwards hear the other side from
gentlemen'" who are ready and- able to
make a full explanation.
Mr. Harrisproceeded to say that Gen
eral McGlellan was an assassin of State
rights, a-usurper of our liberties, and if
nomiuatad-he would be beaten every
where as he was at Antietam. He added
that lie could not go home and ask the
members of the Legislature of his State
to vote for such a man. He would not
himself vote for him. (Hisses.)
(Pa!) raised a point of .
gentleman having said
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T, ,,-,,1.1 .,rtf irnfrv -fni- lTfniollnn if
nominated, he had no right to take part
in the proceedings of the
The President decided that the point
was well taken, and, amid the wildest
confusion, Mr. Harris retired from the
Carrigan said for many years the
himself had been of -the most intimate . name uou t auu to its weawuc Pu.
and friendly character, but in view of , ing such a an in nomination
the absolute necessity of preserving the ! Mr. Carrigan (Pa.) followed in answer
morale of the Convention, he felt bound to Mr. JIarris, and quoted from Mc.lel
to raise the point of order which he had. ; an's let er to Durnside, to Ilalleck and
He now moved that he be allowed to pro- ! Knell, when these gentlemen were under
ml in nrdnr i him, to show that he invariably admou-
Genend Morgan (Ohio), as a fellow ! ished them that the only object of the
soldier of McClellan, could not remain ; war was to preserve f;jffd
silent while the name and fame of that L'nion and the majesty f la and
rlfeMmrmshed General was so shamefully
The charges were untrue. The Mary
land Legislature was in session at Anapo
lis, and ' General Joc Johnston, of the
Rebel army, was at Anapolis, and the
conspiracy was formed, and certain mem
bers of the Legislature were conspirators.
They intcuded that the State should se
cede, and'au ordinance of Secession was
framed; Maryland was to be invaded,
overwhelmed by the enemy, and taken
out of the Union.
What did General McClellan do? He
simply took the best precautions in his
power to thwart the treasonable scheme,
and had he-not done so he would have
been guilty of the vilest treason. The
man who says that General McClellan is
a tyrant does not know him. A tho
rough soldier, witli the gentleness of a
woman and the courage -of a lion, no
more amiable and kind, generous hearted
gentleman exists on the face of the earth,
and "no greater libel can utter than when
jSuch a man is4 called a "traitor! (Ap
. i it
wished without tuo-request or the upn-
linfuinnr. 1 1 1 i i.i i ii i
Mr. Harris (Md.) explained that what
he had said was that he could not go be
fore the peopleof Maryland and ask them,
or the members 'of tlio Legislature' of that
Sto, to vote for M,0laU ul Ho did not
.. lh.a Iia tnAiib nAf irnfA tnt hi m IIP
I hel'd liiuielf bound tdfvote "for the candi-
The ,lattlc 0f. Governor Powell was
I iirr HycKiiuc wiuiurow n muo
I TTr. Pierce.
c -nr -l lT Jj.w lirt iminn nf"
creditable' evidences he (Mr. Jones)
inight have remained silent: but he could
i i v 1 t i I i ...l u -
uuuerai Jionran expiamuu muu uw iu-
1 tenucu to say that Ueueral Jicuiciian nau
I acted upon testimony which lie regarded
Mr. Jones said that so far
creaitaDio it lias ever been pronounced uy
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hood. The Legislature had no power tV. did two naval exploits place a nation so
pass an ordnance of Secession'. "I far' in advance of fhc rost of the world
Those who were arrested demanded an save only when onfeof the same officers' -immediate
trial, even by drum-head captured New Orlians.
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. that lustice which the law guarantied to
. uourt-maruai : nut mstnnr nt nrivino- mm
i t hr TnnrnRL. Jimninr n t inu worn fr i t i-if
'"'6 y" - "
nnailv rive tneii paroie, uut ulucis pre-
ferred to yield their lives rather than
submit to the humiliating testUhat Yas
required of them. "
This day they knew not their accuser,
! Still, he believed JlcClellan Was too much
: of a gentleman and a Christian to act as
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of a gentleman and a Christian to act as
he did, except upon creditable evidence.
Mr. Holmes. (N. J.) moved that the
debate on the candidates be closed', and
moved the previous question.
Mr. McNeill (111.), on behalf of a.por
tion of the Illinois delegation, and, as he
believed, of a majority of the delegates of
the great Northwest, nominated Horatio
Seymour. (Prolonged cheers.)
The President said the motion was out
Motions to adjourn were made, but
were dechircd out of order.
Mr Long (Ohio) took the stand in op
position to McClellan. He said Lincoln
had been guilty of iuterforing with the
freedom of speech, freedom of elections
and of arbitrary arrests. In your resolu
tions, Mr. Long said, you have arraigned
him before the people of the country for
these tyrannies and usurpations, aud yet
you propose to nominate a man who has
gone even farther than Lincoln in the
perpetration of similar tyraunical meas
ures upou the sacred privileges and rights
of the people.
McClellan is guilty of the arrest of the
Legislature of a sovereign State. He has
suspended the writ of habeas corpus aud
helped to enforce the odious emancipa
tion proclamation of Lincoln; the willing
instrument of a corrupt and tyrannical
Administration, aiding while possessing
the military power, to strip American
freemenof their dearest liberties. Will"
you so far stulify ytmrselves as to make
him the standard-bearer of the Democra
cy? With all my heart I hope not. He
had never done otherwise, and as between
Lincoln and Fremont and any one call
ing himself even half a Democrat he
would have a choice and would be found
voting wilh his
. friends, but' he begged
not to nominate McClel
Almost any other man who claims to
be a Democrat would satisfy thc North
west. Weak as is your platlorm in many
!. ...Ml nn'A An
respects, w win aumu up au u
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mat lie mvanau j --
strictly guard -against any infringement
upon the rights of property and person.
The last two speakers were constantly
interrupted by motions to adjourn.
Objections to au adjournment were
raised in all quarters, but as it was rapid
ly growing dark, aud gas for lighting not
i - I i i Jwv w
been introduced into the
warn, the opponents ui au uujuum
mcnt, who were evidently the strongest,
had to concede the point, and the Con
.1 ' 1. L awla-ir
Those who look at the advance of
campaign, made during the present soas-
on so far, may be divided into two clasags,
those who complain that we have donoso
litilfi nnrl fliixn vAn crlnrv in what IlllS
been accomplished and overlook tha
which remains to bo accomplished.
first complain that our efforts so far have
been a failure. Wo opened the cam
paign with the avowed. intention of .cap
turing Richmond aud Atlanta, and we
havcfailed so far to dp-both, but Ijnvo
had our own territory invaded by -the reb
els, "Baltimore and Washington threaten
ed our merchantmen destroyed within
Hook..and our cur-
t31lY XA a v f-" i '
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3l.XlJ ....ww j ' . & ,
i-nnnir 'in I 1 hnnd tnrriblv reduced accord
ing to the gold Standard", while the rebels
mock all our efforts, and declare their un-
niimiAviblo doterm nation to have a pen-'
feet?v soD f
!Snlu5nt But on the other hpud,
llfnwr mav he said- as to our successes
on the laud, the rebels are left nowhere,
in regard to every battle on the sea. -There
have been, but .two contests 'tfuS
season here, one between the Alabama
and the Kearsage,'and the other between
the wooden ships of Admiral Farragut, j
lashed to the upper mait qf his own ves
sel, and Forfr Morgan, one of the finest .
forts in the worjd .supported by thestroug-
QHt fleet the enemy; ean;musun
chtds aild Swifts :sfcaniersi - . " - J,
, ; o i 7.." ----- wv:. w.: r. -
fyM thrl f.rit
I Secretary when the: odds, Were so greatly,
' in their favor, neVfcr'luui to be made as
A u A . - r i -.
f uu uu u-xuusiu:, hu uuuuuu giorsucii
uomutigatett aisasier. uur Admiral
steams as close to the fort aa the water
will allow aud drivel the meu from their
guns with his owtfffrape and cannister':
11. ? "11 I 1 -
anu men compeiismie reDCi Admiral ta ,
. r? i i T 7 -r,a7
says the croaker, lis te-kspture 6f lorS
r xsuc on lanu wajiuii'in aiuwc attp.mnt'
i-f!iinn(; nnrmntrf nc(iTx iirr a aictov trvrt-.
: im.i. 4"i -d4 .-i.
. me luauuuiiuv. ui yui-u niysu. jjuu iu 1a
on the land we wish to show the.expinng
streugth of the rebel cause. Letanyoneu
j look back six months, and in the South-
i west, at least, beyond all our most san-
" 1 il ijf. 1 (I-
gume expectations ac mat time nas ine
rebel strength been broken. TVq liave
advanced and held one hundred an&thft-ty-eight
miles into the strongest and hjoat
fortified part of the enemy's territory, a
way thus far from our own bases, havo
kept open communications and not let gok
our hold of ground once taken. This we '
could not have done a year ago. It is
doubtful if the enemy can now muster
thirty thousand men and boys in frontof
us at Atlanta, and they are becoming
weaker every day.
Nor has the army of the Potomac failed
of accomplishing all that could reasonably
be expected of it. When any -living crea
ture gets thoroughly frightened, the.blood
leaves the extremeties and centres atop.n'6!
the heart. This is whafcmakes cowards
turn pale and this is what has enabled
and inclined the rebels to cdncentrato'
their strength, thus far, around RichmoW
and Petersburg. It is the heart of the
Confederacy, where all their forces; con
verge the last part to die. When it is
penetrated, all is over. And the muscles '
around this, their vital organ, quiver tcr
the last. But everywhere else the pulstf
beats feebler and more slowly. Compare
instance, the rebel incursions and their
effects this last year with those jf former
. . n . mi ?L '
years, and we at once see the increasfng
feebleness of each attempt, and the read
iness with which they give way the mo
ment we show ourselves in force. Thus
all their efforts die away, while we hold
ou to all we get7'and ate every month;
drawing the folSs closer around, while
their expiriug strength becomes feebler
for resistance, except, perhaps, just at the'
heart itself, where vitality yet remains,
and alone perfectly remains. Ledger.
Josh 3illings Wants to SEake a few Bets.
I waut to make the follerin bets:
First I want tew bet 7,000 Dollars
that Abraham. Liukom, Esq.,.. and his
wife, and his sou Dob, will be the next
President of the United States of Ameri
ca. Secondly I want tew'bet35 Dollars
that I shant vote for john C. fremon't1, nor
no other man will., who voted .for Abe
Linkon, the last time he run.
Thirdly I want tew bet 16 Dollars'
that the chicargor oonvenshuu can't git
the clecktoral vote ov enny stait uortlu of
Ma3ey's and Dixie's line, unless it is-up.-per
and Lower Canady.
' Fourthly I want tew bet 10 Dollars
that john C. from out's letter of accept-"
anse embddiz the chicarger platform, and
cuuff else, to dam enny nAtff .
Fifthly I want tew bet sev'eraVhun
dred Dollars that his war goes rite on,
and enny thing that gits in the way ovtit,,
whether it is Jeff. Davis's or tlc Dpmo- -cratic
platform, gits knocked higher fhau
the top ov Mount Pisgor. " . '
Sixthly I want tew bet mi note for
1,000 Dollars, payable 6 months before
it is due, that George R. McClelland,
Esq., the Rev, Fernando Wood or Val
landighani, the pilgrim, will have tew 'bo'
the nominee at the chicargor onvohuii,'
else the Democratic party ..will have to
make a new platform tew suit some.de
Seventhly I want tew bet awl the
rest of my renl-ariti imaginary Estait, that
Oerf. V S". 'Grant khntv be injuiecd tew',
run agin enny uther man but Jeff. Da vi3j
and if he don't run agin him wuss than
a steel Dinted ram. within the next 2.3
' years, enny man may have me, my hairs,'
and assigns Ibr ever.
j. wane tew pet.tne
03 An old negro, crossing thejrivcr tc?
a dancing frolic, lost his oars, and came near
swampingf In terror he fejldown onjjia
knees, and' exclaimed : t .
"0, massa Lord, if ebbpr you gw?iheJtb
help old Ira, now's de time!"
T . v
ranee given by the Irishman to his .wife?
when she foil into tljo river: "irou viU
find ground aUtba boitom, my. dear
(KT-.Umiorm love is now uenncu aauuy
... t 1 n . t l-.tlifc
love of oung girls for a volunteer.
OCT II you visit a young woaianjant
are won, and she is won, you wili beth -be one.
empty stomich. "Upo wliosoTOtdj
Sydnay SmiUf -1iemgsic7iphy
nuvdsmmin io taHea vw. K"'fti