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Westward the Star of Empire takes its Way."
VOLUME I, NTJMBER HE
MAEYSVILLE, KLAJSTS-AS, S-A.TTXRDA.1T, JUNE 21, 1862'
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u Chll in fVitr Dronm-land. PoeSV.
Oh what a Heaven of beauty lies;
Pairer tban'the blended glories
Of a thousand sunBet skies.
Meads and vales of tempe stretching
f ('Neath soft skies of changelc-3 blue,)
O'er whoso Telvpt sod are clustered
' Tioral Gems and Tearls of dew."
Tor The J5ig Blue Union.
BT BUG IO.
When through the narrow arevice gleams
A solitary ray, whose beams
Relieve the weary captive's dreams,
In dungeon laid
Beneath the reeking ax chit seems
T expel the Bhade.
0 to the "spirit crushed, appears
The kindly word, which gently cheers,
And bids the hapless mourner's tears
To flow no more ;
foreboding doubts and gloomy fcara
Do flee before.
More brightly doth the sunbeam start
More gladness doth that word impart
For falling on tho stricken heart
Oh I ever thus extract the dart
Of anguish keen.
,Btay not thy hand, be prompt and kind
The bleeding wound to staunch and bind,
, And Joy ehall follow close behind
To light the way.;
Illumning like the cave confined,
"While in the light of love I stand
I'll bid defiance to the brand
Of worldly scorn ; ene loving hand
For all I suffer by command
Of crtuel fate.
Ahl far away or in the.tomb
Are they, whose fervor chased the gloom
Of early days, yet still to whom
My bosom Bwells ;
,0 t may their light through me illume
, t AS Xife'a prison cells.
' -r TTO MY MOTHER.
.- -Metier I swwtanother, why dinger away?
Lonely is the spot where'they laid thee to rest,
Voices in sorrow are chiding thy stay,
Cold is the sod they hare heaped on thy breast'
Sad is our dwelling, and cheerless our hearth.
n Wjly hast thou Ieft-us heartbroken to weep ?
Faded our earth-gtarand silent our mirth;
Oh, wiltjtheasevK: awaken from sleep ?
Cone to thy 3HmierJneath,:th wide-spreading
Wike-ts I " &V&
.. fitrJ6w luLte take!? the place that was thine,
-HV'l iracceangerwe hear,
4 - aSpcak tojnMfttgeroh speaktto me now.
-Art tfiom ia JHeaTea ? 0 There would I be.
ettshallcoBdwresMolher, to ttee?
"""Idth'it prepares a pleas
ure for a chid,4br Aere is no saying when and
S W wforth. .Deesixot alaoet ev
jryhodyeeaber some load hearted-man who
r ? ? iaiiya Pf his child-.-
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Tor Tho Big Blae Union.
Me. Editor: Returning from a visit
in the country, I naTC been gratified on
beholding the real and earnest interest dis
played by the citizens of this county in the
cause of Education. In many of the
settlements, where schools had not hereto
fore been provided, the citizens nave
taken the matter in hand with a heart and
a will -which show that they are fully alive
to the importance of the subject; and I
was happy to find that nearly all of the
schools established this season are in suc
cessful operation. .
This is a movement which has been
Ions needed, and 1 trust that no petty
bickering nor local jealousies will be al
lowed to interrupt the progress of these
Education has been defined as the means
adopted in order to obtain a sound mind in
a sound body. Education, viewed in this
light, does not neglect the physical' devel
opment while it conducts the mental and
moral training, and Sir, I would most
strenuously urge upon the persons who are
engaged in the duty of instructing the
youth,of this section, the necessity of di
recting their educational efforts in 'this
large and comprehensive manner. The
young should not be confined to their tasks
until they become pained and exhausted by
their studies, but frequent interval of rest
and recreation should be allowed, where
by the little student may be enabled to re
turn to his lesson refreshed and invigora
ted. And let not parents, through a mis
taken notion of advancing the progress of 1
their children, demand a longer time for
school hours than children can endure
without injury to their physical constitu
tions. It is absurd to expect of children
whose frames are yet weak and but par
tially developed the steady application and
close confinement to mentiflabor such as
is suited to the adult. That system of
education which forces the development of
the mind at the expense of the body, will
only retard the progress of the scholar,
and nerhans lav the seeds of disease in
his little frame, to blight his
I will not stop
many and various
and HBy fa
r.UitviiiiiiiiiMMr the aims
of ScieHHBBiPRnn that which re
lates to the real well-being of a State, the
moral culture of the people, I am sorry
to jsay, that an alarming degree of indiffer
ence and apathy prevails. Not only have
men turned a deaf ear to the injunctions of
the moral code, but, worse than all, they
have in many instances succeeded in cloth
ing vice in tho semblance of virtue, and
bv specious arguments, imposed upon the
people. Such has oeen the course of se
cession leaders in the States of the rebell
The pride of lopal interests and insti
tutions has been magnified until the love
of country was .destroyed , and the sacred
name of Liberty has been invoked to sup
port one of the most crushing despotisms
the world ever saw, the tyrany of a
Sir, had the moral cultureof the peo
pie advanced as rapidly as their intellectu
al training, we should not now have to de
plore the blood-sned and disasters of this
War, and until the cardinal principle of
Christianity, to do to others as we would
be done unto-L-un,til this principle is more
firmlv impressed upon the minds and
leans of men, Ifce world will continue in
its coarse of ambition, selfishness, tyrany,
revolution and ruin.
I think, sir, the fundamental error in
pular ethics. is that of bribing the?
youthful mind by the promise of some
temporal reward for moral excellence.
Thus is the grand objeot of existence
represented to be in worldly advantages,
which do not always terminate a life of
virtue, but unfortunately, often fall to the
share of unscrupulous and dishonest men.
Let us have a system of morals promul
gated in our schools -which shall teach
children to hate Bin because it is sin and
to love virtue for its own sake.
Let us teach the young to revere that
man who bravely stems the current of pop
ular error, and to detest a villain, although
borne into the haven ef safety upon the
waves of general applause.
Fate op a Traitor. A correspondent
of the Cincinnati Gazette, with Gen.
Mitchell's Division of the army at Hunts
ville, Ala., relates the following : " Walk
ing through one of the most pleasant of
Huntsville's streets, to-day, the bare and
blackened walls of a once splendid house
presented themselves to my view. The
gentleman at my side remarked, there is a
sad history connected with these ruins.
The man who owned the property was, a
few weeks since, second in influence to no
one in the South, with a lovely family, a
thorough education, and great wealth. It
seemed tnat nothing was lacking to com
plete his earthly happiness In one short
month he was hurled from his proud posi
tion of influence in Davis' Cabinet , his
two young sons were lying dangerously
wounded in the Coiinth hospitals; his
city and country mansion laid waste by an
incendiary torch ; an exile from his home,
houseless, wifeless, Pope Walker is turn
ed adrift upon the cold charities of a peo
ple whom he has been instrumental in de
ceiving icto a cruel rebellion. How em
blematic of Gen. Walker's fortunes are
those walls !'"
Owly Ouu. OriMoy. When the In
quirer was established, we refrained from
expressing what kind of a paper we
thought it would be, though we knew the
proprietors were of the meanest stamp of
y border-rufiians in ob. VYe
reading its treasonable pages
bince it started, and we believe
ication is a daily insult to the loyal
e of Kansas. It is astonishing how
11 with u spark of honor in his heart,
under his own name, write and pub-
sh so many bare-faced falsehoods as ap-
Dear in the editorial columns of that pa
per. The man who can so unblushingly
and shamelessly lie, must be lost to honor
and lost to truth. OsJcahosa Independent.
" LoNecs." The Cleveland Plaindeal
er has a correspondence between two ser
vant girls. Mary Jane Peck, in one of
her letters, thus describes the latest style
of dress to Maria Ann, who lives in the
" As for the lo necs the loer it is the
more fashunabel you are and the les cloz
you ware the more you are dressed, mis
Goolra gave me a blu silk uv herz and i
cut its nee orf and susan simons cut orf
herz and we attrax a grate deal ov atten
shun to our necs promenadin in the streets
like uther ladies and holdin up our cloz,
and the hieer you holze them the more you
are thot ov."
Money well laid Out. " No money
is better spent," says Dr. Johnson, " than
what is laid out for domestic satifaction.
A man is pleased that his wife is dressed
as well as'jother people, and the wife is
pleased that she is well dressepV- This
must haye been said when Mrs. Johnson
had just worried the doctor out of a new
It has been suggested as a severe pun
ishment to.rebel women in loyal commu
nities, that their looking-glasses be taken
A.manTwinds up his ,clockto make it
... ..-.. . .
run, and his business & iaak,e u stop.
Published letters from the intercepted
southern mails are often of as much inter
est as Smith's "Two Penny Post Bag."
They reveal the inner sentiment of the
people, and in most cases go to show that
even in the most intelligent oircles the
cause of the Confederacy is deemed hope
less. We extract the following interest
ing paragraphs from letters found at New
"If the war continues, (and
it will for years,) it seems as if it would
be almost impossible for us to live, some
will die of starvation, some of grief and
some of sickness. I am going out to-morrow
to beg butter, eggs, or knick-knacks
of any kind to send to the sick soldiers at
Corinth. So many of our acquaintances
have been lost at Shiloh! The bodies
have been brought home and buried at
their old homes. 1 am listening
as I write, to the cannons on the Missis
sippi. For two days and nights they have
rung through the air. Bertha."
THE DIM STAR OP KENTUCKY.
Annie G., from Prairie Home, Ken .
tucky, says : " War has pervaded every
hamlet, and misery has stalked in its wake.
I have ever thought that brave and patri
otic breasts, and strong arms would rear
from the ruins of a political fabric one
more glorious than Heaven's sun has yet
shone upon, and that when revolution's
chaotic cloud should unmask it to the
world, its brightest jewel would be the
star of Kentucky. But now Buch thoughts
Mori Cher Ami: Will
the loBg life never end? Weary am I a
sighing weary of dreaming by night
and weeping by day for my own husband.
Oh, mon Dieu, mon Dieu I In this world
will men never be kind ? In the tomb will
the true God forgive the brothers who, in
the dark hours of this world's life, sought
each other's blood? I suffer! Is death
coming i Jtacn crasn or iue iruu guua ue
low the city makes a widow or a childless
mother. I would shriek, and drown the
sound. It is useless. Hereafter, hus
bandmy own hereafter we may meet.
A Colloquy. The following is a scene
in real life. A stranger whom we never
set eyes on before, enters the office, and
proceeds to make the following remarks :
lC Say, Mister, they tell me this is the
place to get the nows. Jest stopv that wri
tin a minit, and tell us how 'tis. What's
the last fightin news? Who's lick'd?
Come tell us all about it."
The editor lifts his head from the manu
script before him, and, glancing at the
stranger, says respectfully :
" My dear sir, I am "very busy just at
this moment, and of course cant gt into
details. Here is the evening paper, how
ever which contains all the latest news."
The stranger extends his hands grace
fully, and taking the newspaper he
glances at it a moment, and then turns to
leave the office with the paper in his hand.
The editor feels it his duty to utter the ap
pended remarks :
"Look here sir! We have a careless
habit in this office of charging a small
amount for those papers! -It's away we
have which helps us to live."
The stranger lookB surprised and re
"Charge do yon? Why gracious! I
thought you gin 'em away. I can't afford
to take a papar when it costs anything."
" Well, sir " retorts the editor, with some
acididityinhi? tone, "we can't afford to
let you have that document. If yon can't
afford to pay five cents to gratify yomr de
sire to have the latest news, yu have no
particular business about a priaticg ofioe.
You ought to have gumption enough to
know that every one of those papers coat
us time and money ; and if we get no re
turn for expenses, how are' we eoiag to
live? DemonRemakr9 ,
A Ta Bill for the Ladies, the Baux'amd
Since the passage of the tax bill, tht
following amendments have been suggest
ed as appropriate, by a correspondent who
hopes that Congress will reconiider the
bill, and add his amendments : He says :
Since the report of the tax bill was
published, several new amendments have
been proposed as follows :
For kissing a pretty girl, $1.
For kissing a homely ene, $2 the ex
tra amount being added, probably, as a
punishment for the man's folly.
For ladies kissing each other, $10 the
tax is placed at this rate in order to break
up the custom altogether, it being regarded
by our M. C. as a piece of inexcusable
For every flirtation, 10 cents.
Every young man who has morethan
one " gal," to be taxed 5.
For courting in the kitchen, 2i cents.
Courting in the sitting-room, 50 cts.
Courting in the parlor, $1.
Courting in a romantic place, $1, and
50 cents for each offense thereafter.
Seeing a lady home lrom church, 25
cents for each offense.
Seeing a lady home from church society
5 cents tho proceeds to be appropriated
to the relief of disabled army chaplains.
For a lady who paints, 50 cents.
For wearing low necked dresses, $1.
For each curl on a lady's head, above
ten, 5 cents.
For every unfair device for entrapping
young men into the sin of matrimony, $5.
For wearing hoops larger than ten feet
in circumference, 8 cents per hoop.
Old bach's over thirty, $10,
Over forty, 20.
Over fifty, 50, and sentenced to banish
ment to Utah.
J&ach pretty lady is to be taxed frem 25
cents to 25 she is to fix the estimate oa
her own beauty. It is thought that a very
large amount will be realized from this
Secret agents to collect the tax to bo,
stationed in every town and village in th
Gen. Scott Goes in for HairoxirG.-
The Albany Evening Journal says: ' -
In conversation with a distinguished
clergyman from this city who was at Gen.
Scott's residence last week, the General
said : " I think Davis will not be caught.
He will probably escape through Texas in
to Mexico. To the more prominent trai
tors who may be taken, I would mete "out
a system of judicious but liberal hanging:"
At a public meeting in London recent
ly. George F. Train speaking of Dr. Rus
sell and the Times, said: " The time has
arrived for the world to underr land that
the whole action of the Times through its
leaders and its correspondenthas been Jo
weigh golden sovereigns in the scale
against hums life and human misery."
Prentice says : We have about made up
our mind to accept an invitation to deliver
a Fourth of July oration in Bichmond.
President Lincoln and his Cabinet, we are
told, will occupy places upon the platform.
Let the youth who stands at the bap
with a glass of liquor in his hand, consider
which he had better throw away the
liquor or himself.
Pursuit of pleasure under difficulties
attempting to eat mush and milk out a jug
with a knitting needle.
How to avoid drowning : Always keep
your head above water.
To escape trouble from neisy children :
send them to your neighbors, visiting.
The man who was lost in slumber fband
his way out on a night mare.
Corkscrews have smnk mors people th
cork jackets will keep bb.
He who sowsbraiibles must not go barefoot