a- Worrit l the alecaeil of IUe prlnetplfi of the
iHmocralie party, ami to general anil local nn...
rOnt.tMiEn kvk'hy TiiwirthAV
Tonus of Subscription :
ddkyear, (In ndviines,)..
UnttiH of Advcrl tMlntr I
One fiqunrp. three, woolss S 1 W
Knch ndilltlonnl Insertion ,
Onn wiunrc, three mouths a W ,
(inomiunro, ix (uonin.. . n ""
One Rqunro, twelvo months
lino fortli column, one year,
, mi (m
, ft) (ill I
. IH) Wli
one nair column, imu ymr.
Ouo column, one year
.roil JMtl NTI Js'CS
Of overy description executed In thu best .style
nnil on Teiwihnble terms.
Tho KaumiiuIiush hirirrrclroulatlon limn nny
other paper In this Koctlmi of the Xtato. It Is
now, nnd hns heu for thlrtj'.ntno onimeeullvo
yoirs,tlio oUlolnl piTof lliuotiunt.v. . , ,
T KMKn A. KSTIM
HKY P. .MODOWKM
Or.nit'lR t.. Cook
.lOSKIMt KtMKllKlt, 1
.lAC-OH KtSMKIt, )
donx S. mill
J. O. BIOIIAM, IID...
PUYUllAN .t SUlKiKOX.-Mlllrrkliur;:. Ohio,
c 'rrspectlully announces Ills reaillucs to give
prompt tt;)itlnii to professional mlK
Otnco On .Imltsoli .street, live doors west of .1.
DILE 6. SAUNDERS,
MILLr.UKlll'ltO.OIUo. Cnn lie found id Yer.
Klu'i Drill!. Store. Jun. , '"I.
J A3. B. WOODS, M. D ,
rilYSIf'IAK A srilHIION, Mlllershnn:, Ohio.
Ulllce On Clay Ntreet, suiitli of Com I Hon v.
A. A. CRUMP. M D.,
Or.it.MAN" AND MNOI.ISII llur Nc I'llVSI
CIAN, Mlllerilnirir, o. oilli-e -011 Kiist einl of
Mnln 8t I iloors iilo e piiljlirMninre. il-'Ji
.. J. P0MEHENE, M. ,
I'HYFUCIAN .t St'llOKON, Mllli rlmi!, Ohio.
Olllce On Main street, I ilnor i:al ol
Hank. Hcslilcuie that lorne 1 Ij ocettpleil liy
Wa. UK1HES3H, M. D ,
Olllce On Main -ilreet, lu Ihe loom lonui'i l
iK'wnpleil py Ilr. llollll. B-7.
DU. D. W. MEKEDITir,
ltOI.MK-SVIl.l.li, ()., niiliiiitiiees bis iniillncMi
to i I vi' prompt all 01 ion to proli s.il on al calls,
V. W. YODEH. M, L'.,
IMIYHICIAN A- HI'HOIION, llerlln. Holmes
County, will kUu piompl attention In lie .Il
eal culls. Jnn.a.1. 't yl
L. R. IfOMJLAHD,
ATTOKNI'.Y AT LAW AND MM'AltY I'l H1.IC.
.MIlleiHliuri;, O. Olllce over Walkup.v I'lami-(
Kan's IliinhvarcSloie, Majei'M llo, k, I'UI.
S. II. SHEKLOCK,
ArroiiNr.Y at law and At"nioiti.i:n
.MILIl'AltY CLAIM AIIK.NT, will pay parilc
(ilar atlentlnn to the piic.i eulloii ot rolthi-r'
elaliii" nt-alnst the iro ei iimenl. 1 olli cliuus
of nil klmlH irouipily made.
1 lltlce, 1 11 Irvlue'N lllock, one iloor I'iihI of Dr.
Jtlc Iicnoh'm olllce, W-Vl
x AxwEi.t. 1 l i.. ii iii:i.i.i:ii
MAXWELL & HELLEK,
ArroilNKYH and col'N.sKLl.oKs at I.AW,
.MlllcrsiMIIK.WIIIO. (mice, lllllieioilll lioose.i
1.. K. CI1ITCIIHKI.II. I I IUNIKI. H. lllll..
CiltTOIIFini.D & UJtL,
ATl'oltNKY.S Al' I.WV. .Ulllci'liiiri;, Ohio.-
-In Cilteliilel.l 4 lioililluu. I'l
C. f. VOHIIKS.
V00IWKJ !i HEED,
ATnilWKVS AT LAW, MlllciMmic, olil.i
Olllci l inn- doom I ie.1 ol III'' ilaou. J-l
THOMAS A. T A V 1.0:1,
NOTAItY Id'III.IC, llolmcMVille, O. Procures
back my, bounty, (k Iiiioiis, Ac, Ac. 1K1
ANDItEW J. H2LI..
Nor.MlY 1'1'III.IC, Land ( ..oe) aiicer, ami
Cliilm Amuil, MIllciilmiK, i Mil. i. Olllce In
County ItccniiU'i'''. olllce. '
IIGHIIY F. POUNDS,
I.Il!i;N.Si:iAI'CI'IONi:i:it. Address Ml. Ilnpe,
Holmes county, oniu. in-i
JESSE A. 1IAHH13,
i.Kjr.N.sKD .MicrioNi:i':ii. aiiukks niiii-
vilbl. MoIiihis eollnlv. Olil.t. iii 7
J. CI'LIIMlNn. I'i.'inlitoi', Minisii.
THliur, o. Deiieial SliiKeOUI. . .
I, M III-Vil-II
IZ. W. l-'ollllS, Propilclor-WcHt ..ml of Main
Mice!, MlllcisliurK, Olil... .'i, a
A. B. ray,
DKAM'.ii.lM WATCIII'-ri, Cl.oi'KH, .H:VI.LIIV,
,li' Main mrifl, MllliiHl.uit'. on in. :i M
N. P McUOIlMICK,
DKAI.KIt i. WATidll.s, CI IICI.S
II- w I I iiv
Ac., Main sir. i t. Mill, i ...m u
I.km rit is If ltl"v Uil N li s i i i l iiv
Aitrli-iiliiiriii liii,l.iniiiiKAc.. Millersiaii'ii.o!
WALKUP i KI.AWAOAM,
jikalkiwis itAitnwAiii . ikon, ci-n.i'.itv.1,,
.vgrlcultiiiiil lni.u in. iitK,
; Ac . Mill. ..,..:
WHOLE & CARY,
Forward in"; ami ('nmiiii.sMun .Merchants,
lll.Al.KHM I '.
iSW, 'V.(, Vimir, White
r II iitil' .inn
Flour, Wheat, Rye, Corn
.. I ik. ...
OI.OVKIl A .Ml) II.UilUIV NKKII.
Euttar, t'tfgJ. Lard, au.l Tulljw,
.llnl nil ldudh ol Duct l-'inll,
mi. . i.'ifsiie
(IK 31 )
MK.VItr IIBlMKIt. I II M IIU I.N II HI:
ii. & d. mT.y.in.
Produce and Commission Merchant:
KI.OIIU, (.'ItAJ.N, .11 ILL Si t IT.s,
salt, nmi iriiur. ir.iTKtt i.i.hx, ac.
Ami I'mdi.iMi. .
Wliont, Itye, I'oi-ii, Onls, tVool,
HKKDS. lilillin FUrV,
li u t 'i r. it i- ii ii a ..
:.i ui.i.vv ,;".V ,.V.V....
W. It rOMEUOY.
3(r('l( NC (, A i.fl.ll i l K
M,ll.. 1'., . , iih,.,
oi'S'it;i: -ip stirKiii",e in i.i, iio.m'H uiii.c.
(JfcllUI.K Wr.lMdl. 'l II.MU.l.s ( lllll.Mr,
WEIMEU & KBIMMTZ.
'.T-Cltf Mll.l.KHSIII.II.I, OIII.I.
UriluKlhlH nnd (ii'ueerB,
Foreign & Domestic Wines ).in.ui)r &c
MAItlCKT .SritKCT, AKUO.N, o.
Connertcd with huinioll Co. Oil Worl;of
suit everything elo ioiihIIv kept In n rein 1
DruK Htor, which Ihey will cll ns cheap a.
they un Ix, purchased In the coiinly,
Mtianevlllo Kub.at, im-it
J. 'f. llMd d: Co.. ItuUm'TH lf Pel riil.,11111. 1.1
""BitV w iii. c- ',...c
OILS. SI.I.I.I MM I I..S,
una JVnulo j)Ue.u.c-.
r --. t nry
y UL, .
OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 18CG.
The Black-Edged Envelope.
BY WM. E. PARKER.
Willi circuit I bloke Iheneul It brought
A (riinni'i's I111111I I knew It not
iinl Hupcrdcrllipil In pnlenililreH
Thlssiibln pbuiitotu ot illstrcss,
This iiii'iw'liCOT of ebon hue,
With Inl" or ileiitb, so brief no tnul
It Mils tlinslunet ol tin- 1 1 in I :
My thrnblillni hen rt Its Meret reiul.
Nor, I line, nor nise the wntinil hns henleil
Tlnit Its iinwel''omeiie(vs revenleil:
Ah! iiii'inory palntK, u'llh cruel 7ct,
'i his plctiiro ol my Noulillstrusseil;
Anil like n mirror will fetM
A nlmllereil hejirl, 11 yotms life wreckeil,
When Ill-it lis tniiiille o'er me tell,
.Itial lil.e Home uelreil lll-oiueneil knelt.
I.lkn Hlm.lnof nlhl loehrrcfiil ilnj,
Jt haile nil .toy aviinnl iiu'iiyj
Ami learn tlien jihed imvu lelt'n'fitnln
Which Consolation lights In miIu.
Hut Mope fair Hope lias bill me know
That Ileiivcli has rest for every woe;
Its porlalN reunite above
The paiteil huutwof klliilrul Love,
Our fin cs there will not turn pnlo
Al Inity uoteol iiii mull;
Its holy lluhl Nhall blast Ihe i-liaile
Toal black e.l4i''l envelop.' has niaile,
[From the Statesman.]
The Dominant Party in the
Legislature Afraid to Investigate.
by an independent I'diiluitlee. Ileremaik-1
'"' i'X.'Voission of the enmmittee as to
a," "''I'd'y 'hu I'ntiiiinit fiinih, and
the substitution nl an iniiiiry into the sys
1 ten of ,,. .-,, tn'm in thiiileptitinents wasi
, ,,.,r..,,( ...i r,r..i,...i .i.,..,c.....
"' 7."' iK'.'siuy law. lie lurtlier said,
4c.that delicacy on such a siiltieet was lemaik
'able, thai lie thought the Republicans had
1 bet oine I'miilliir with ollicial ileliuiiieiicies ;
'that every breeze was laden with discovery
... (. i i .i... :...,! ,...i
r..l l.,wiied )ml 1m.iihii, i.-i i-.i innii.i, n.,.1
lliat tho penplo .lemandcd a reduction in all'
and would hold tho majority iu
, Mr. M.IIcit said that the princ pal obieo-
ln report lias tho omission of th.i.
' vor wai nn (ii in rxniuinn inn rniiPiior.
TIu- rollowing vesolution w,m oO'ercd in
. ... , 1 11 1 o ( . 1 e 1 1
miu will" ncii.iu:, n 11011. 11. I . V I livillieio
on the 1 1 1 It nf January :
.vwic, Thai iiichiamiiiiucommiticcen I'ei
iiii.l sniaricHbe, ami 1 liny 111 e hereliv Inutruclcil
amolllll of NalarlcH all'l li-es rert leil In IheHhitc
10 e.:ii,iuie alio ri'inni. 111 an early nay, 111c
Milllaiy I -1 j. 1 r 1 1 1 1 nl, by all pciMius wlioiuo-
ees, or e I mi lab ir; ami wicthcr any peioii or
iici'oiin lire eninliK ed ami paid oil I of in 1 1 1 1 11 r
or othercontliiucnl luniN; 11ml Ifsu, how much
ami bat lor. And nl-o, Ihe number, chain ctcr
and duties ol all clei l.-s ami oillceis III the Httdi
Military 1 1 " .( 1 1 111 1 11 1 , and the iiumli"r ol Ihe
IJovciuor'Hslad; and whether such oltlces nn.l
loltloiis 111-iy not be rciluced lii niitnbci' ami
I The limit xl ta:;-payers of Ohio regard this
n'Miluliun as both ni.'ciiss.'iry and proper;
and the new members on thu .Massachusetts
1 side of the Senate, who had not yet been
drilled by the li. publican party niurijzurs
in and about the Capitol, were, di'iuiscd to
I let it pass believniL'.doubtles.', lliat the
aeis in tno oinceis in ineir ennicowniiiii noari
I investigation ! l.ut lliu nldcir ami morn ex-
periciiced Senators of the dominant party
,.r, , e IlllcrilOSed O llectlOIIS 1(1 K! n'-n-
i ..:,....... ..... .i
"'"". MioHiuy, iiiiiioiinieiiiy, iniii nits ic
noii. in i iiu I'Aaiiiina ion eoiiieui.i.iicii ny
.nr. i iiieiiiieiu, wouiii nu nxeeiMiingiy nam-1
aeing li; lieniMic.ui olliee holders ami llie
licpilblie.'in ititi lv. I he mover of (lie reso-
liitiin and Judge iflclt alily sustained it.
iiiiI, slimvcil by nreiimeiits and illustrations
iluLiiiipoi imico nnil neeossity of tin's inve.s-
tigation. lint 1'iiity strategy pievailed, and I
a b iiu imiiorily wiisiihtaiiied in lavorol eon
i'ikiiiiik in'' lesoiiiiniii 10 nu- e;i lacuui.s
nickel ol the I hairiiian ol the couuillllee oil
iiblie Kxieiiditure.s, after first amending
it hi us in cut off tuv(!.stig;itiou, mid allow
the Governor lo .-end in such a report a.s he
might deem pioper.
After a week's incu' ation, and after hold
ing "a council of war," at which the Gov
ernor and other State otlicers lo lie investi
gated were present, it was decided that it
would he my damaging indeed to resist iu-
obligation altogether. It was thereupon
resolved, that a ubstitiile I'or .Mr. Ciiteh-
helil s le.iiihllioil should be leporteil hy tliel
t liiiliniuii ol Ihe eoiuhiillee on rubliit I'.x
piMidituio', wbiib should .inni lo provide.
lor investigation, but which should cut off
c in vest igiilion eon! em plated bv the oiigin-1
..I I...:.... l i .':.,. .i ... ....
liai.L.e.no.d. the eom.oilleo's v !,k,' .
inellcclivo substitute was reported last
Mr. Ciilehlii'lil promptly moved lo refer
back, with instructions to report upon all
llm siiliieels ol inipiiiy emliraeeil in the orig
inal rcMiliitiuii; and he sustained his million
''-v "'felling In G. Volney Diirsey'se.-iso; Ihe
.lji. ill-Ill r. lie l-iMCIlll"ll III I lllll s.'lh lejIIUICU
ny mat imni .i a ."Mate liepiirtiuent, ami
the ivsiilt ofanevaiiiinaiioii of the Treasury
, ;'. . ' ' .. ;'" '". . ' 'K '. "ii
) - ...... . u ........ ...i.j m. .uupaiL.u
inc.-enriiuio iiiiiK.! urn ( :i i ii i n.'i 1 1 1 ill was
reported, was s,, c ent lo slainn I he com
...,.. .... i ,i . ' ..e i . . .
i ...;.i. .1... .1..'. :.i. .(..... .( i.:..... ' ...i
elleet of I he original loolutiuli.
nui. in.- .n-z-iii in it-n-,!i inn 1 1 l'iw i anil
u....i ).;..,: c i i i:
.. ,. .,. ,' . .,
. iii.iii'i -.. mu u i.i-, u.-. e.siicuillll ll, tlioi
i .i , i mi l 1 1 i" ,ii'i,..iui n i t u 1 1 1 1 . . i . i e (it ...
v,.Mil.Ilt(! it w, , ,. lis ,,1,;,.,.,!,,,,
1 1 i : . ... :..
could he made ill
defalcation in lb
eveiy e:i-e, and I lull the
rdatu treasury might
I liavo been conceal
MMero.Mr. I lollistcr intcrpo-cil. sav iug there
' wa, no .1. lalea.inn; to which .Mr. t "i itehfield
.replied, thai every depo-it in a bank is
.defalcation to ihiit amount and a violation
i ill l .... r..ll" (( .. v
every nioiniug with a new tide of rohliervi
tlu) foits and bastiles and penitential ii'.v
and that it ought lo bo understood that'
vyheiiover "loyalty" or "coppeihcad" isiieil
from Ihe mouth, tho heait was rotten and
the Iiody ready fur incarceration. And, as
in lllustialioii, ho asked pardon for referrim
again lo the eminent Chairman nl'ilm l.mvd'
, League and of the Republican Stale tVnt'rui
v oiiiuiiiice. n no. iiuring mo two years l ie
'speaker had the honor of presenting tho
I leloil.TTiti., h.irtv in (li., i.IV..... ..' ...........
:, , (","'. w s, ... ....... ,,, j
ll,.,i..r.il tut. I. ,t ...w..: . .. ...
. , .. ... r Vv"' ' 1
lubiise, and ulhly. and he on tho Domoer.it-
party, ami each siiiveeding morning In'
least ii the profits derived from tho viola
I tinii .d'law. That Tod and Rroiigh had ex-
Pei.(ic.i iinnienso sums ot me contingent
bly $l.',ti,()0(); that nobody knew,
for. except fro... their own gen-
flits; that demoralization and
u bat it was
ofthodiircreut Departments, but those, were
general in their nature mid the examination
should go back of theso in order to Ui clfec
it. ; ,, ..... r .1 . r i
Ho Raul the report of tho disburse-
mcntoftho contingent fund showed largo
juuis of money cipcndcd at Lincoln's and
1. 1 1, col n 4 nt,il
tho particular application of those funds;!
lliat largo sums ofmoiiov wcro expended by
money wcro expended try 1
lmt nobody know what ,
1 oil ami nrougii
Cor, and a general uxamiimtion ol'vouchoM ,
would givo no mtisiaetnry account ol tlio
iiv nr s'i O ic nn' neeniiiit. n f in
nioncy; tliat the report ol' thu ciniiiiiitteo
had omitted this very important class of ex-1
pcmliturc.s, and that no Ciir examination ,
could bo madu if made ns the committee
1 promjscl. ;
ir. .May also urged a full examination;
L .siiluuieiit had transpired to cause sus-'
1 .Mr. May nl:
1 that .siiluuieiit
cases weru an example of what might bo
looked fur in olhor J)cpattmcnt; that no,
correct re.ult could bo obtained by a one-
sided examination, and if .so mado no per-'
son would have eonfidonco in the rnstilt. I
The Republicans remained firm and
stupid in the glare of this exposure of their
1 Mr. Jlel'arland offered an aniendnicnt to
iniiiiio into the expenses of Iirougli in tho
Holmes county rebellion,
Mr. Critclilield informed him that i.rotigli
was not entitled to that, infamy; that Tod
ti-u llm t-brl.tl'nl in.ni.rn.lni" Mwit in win
sorry to see the Senator so little acquainted
with the history of thatajlair as to mistake
the d'ovei nor who committed tho crime.
That it suited Tod's capacity, and was got
ten up lor paitisau purpose; and while
lainnable outrages were eoiiitnitted, and thu
whole proceeding was contemptible and a
disgrace to the histoiy of the war, it was
nevcrthelus the most brilliant act uf Tod's
A'ltoiiii.-'triition, and suited tho calibre of
tlni Republican parly.
The amendment was lost.
I 'ending the motion to refer back, ineffect
ual and fraiie attempts were made to lay on
the table, mid Cummins, ol'Shelby, Repub
lican!, made a feeble attempt tu assail tho
.Mr. Ci itclifield's motion, to refer back,
w;ls voted ilov. n.
i VM 1 11' 11 at r 1
i i u.i.-1 it Mien, in niiuei, e iij i ai
ling, anil other Democratic Senator.-", con-
tinned to tnur hot .shot into the rotten hull
of teiublieaiiism, completely explodillir the
evasive reasons given on thu .Massachusetts
side of the Senate for defeating an exposure
of Republican nlli e-holdersanil Republican
delini)iiency. Thu committee)' s senseless
and iiicli'eetivo substitute which was ilie
tuted by Governor Cox, according to JJepub
liean aiitliniilv win linallv adopted, after
(lie Domociats had slininnl the Republicans'
into so amendiiig it, as to provide loraianu
.. ;i... ..rii "... .. . .1 J. .1... u-..
coinniittco ol tinii' on the part ol the Son-
iitc, insU'ul ol'onf, as the terrified officials
bad inonosed. '
( In I'r'nl.iv. the resolnllon as it unssnil llm
s,eiiati! eamu un in the Inu-n. am was niil.i
through "on tho fust, line" by I bo party
managers who manifest such a strung in-!
.lincl "In , .r " 'I'l... I.I... .1- ....... 1111... 1
" v,v ..... . .o hiimii
up - ,i n, 0 unike the Joint l uiiimittee eon-1
sit ol itrrr ,ciiiitors and si.c iiopicsciita-
lives; hut no aiiiendment
was permitted bv
tho AUiority, to provide for a Immi fine in
vestiiraiion. iusteiiil nl" n Cneie.i! .'
Ii is well iindei'sii.Mil. ih if .i-iwl..',,, d
voritiM and political hangers-on fed and
aliened on I ho Public .Monej Tin;
tiniiiint I'i siis, e. duiiiig tho Adminis-
tr.ilions ul'Govurnors Tod and Rroiigh; that
,p, up o sauries were nanl in
uhere thorn was nol iloolile service oi., l',.ro,. 1
ed, or not even servico at all; that the Poo-I
plus money was uselessly nnil recklessly
siuaiiierci ny ltl,',lloill-,- lliuciais, ill pro
1 1 1... I II! IV. . ( .
mole and insure pm tv success, anil to put
"greenbacks" into the pockets of political
loafeas. All Ibis the tax payers of Ohio
have hc'ird of, and they now demand to
h ive it investigated; ami they will hold the
Republican majority in thisllcnera! Assem
bly to a fear fu! responsibility for persisting;
in "covering up-' the misdeeds of Republic-
nit State officers.
A Ruling Sin.
'I'hero are many sins which have this al
s ubingcli iracter. whose propensity it is ever
to eneioaeli more and mure on the legions
ofthemoial and spiritual life, not a yet
posseted by them, never content until thoy
have reared their trophies on the wreck anil
ruin of every noble faculty and power.
All sins, perhaps, havo more or less of this
character. Vet we may signalize two or
meei ning hi.:li it is eminently true.
a n ii such a sin. 1 his may seem to
usol'ieua little wor-e than a liarmlessfoible,
jet physicians will tell you that there is no
sin which gives mure to the mad house than
does this and how many through it shall
havo mi.-i-ed the crown of life, only tho la it
(lav snail declare.
The t.nv-e.ir luvrv I. ...tnlli.- ....1.
.. , . . , .
- . ., ,. 1",
" "" ' ' ' ."""iiuion ill lliu soul
1 where It rules. is itird : ever resent ni- n,o,el
I , i. .,.. , .-in iv-umuij; ii.oiu
, and more
i ( ... 1
.,,, in. .i.Mii ii uci inn, ,i ny geiier-
! " " ."". nlH " inn.ieiine.ss ,
' giving, anj
, ihe part ol Imu who ine.-mi iiulee.l (., .ill..u.
i ' I .. . . , ,. , .
I .1,1 . , . , .
'd.l he.iraway in his heart ol hie, a.s solo
III.) l.lsTHK T1IK l''l.l'.Slt. illdlll land
mini 11 I (IIIIIIMI i IIMII.
iHowcd, pioves ofiiuies another such a sin;
".'"" 'earful tendency to I
I !?, V' vmk;l"r'' "' "M? '
' " !,lu' b',rl '."J1" ,1' w,,, 1
rro tho spirit ol unclean
n is a icariiii lenuency to liccome such :
, impure f nicies,
i has nice,, lum
thy servant fioiu
presumptuous sin-, let
they get dominion over me.
A Ruling Sin. Strong Characters.
SOU IL lllnil 111 nntvoili wt-n,.l il"
solied rock. uiaMering hiuiselr.' Or bear-
i"K" a boneless daily trial rcnu ii v',1 .nt "i
keo.,Iy,Mn,sU,ve, with many powers of i...
dignation in him, can be i.rovoked, and yet
piiumk invii. tiiu Mitriiiini lcrtws. aviv -'
v..v.. .v .nun, i- weak. ion iinisi
uieasinu the strength of a man by the pow
ie 'r of the feelings lie subdues, not by tho
power of those which subduo him. And
hence ounpoMire is very often tho highest
sj,,,i'.it, ..I' ... ; (J e .
Stiength ol ch.ira ler consists of two
Sn7' I' ,-e' ,,ic' '.'w " n"uU'
C i! l itJ ,v ',' f V lhW ",cr,!;
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stiong eoinmand over them. .Now, it is
hero w.) mako (ho great mistake; we mis -
tilkC stroll'. IoiMIUL-.s lor slrn.l" eleiivicler I
man whii bears all before bin?, before whoso
frown domestics tremble, ami whoe limsk
of I'lirv make chiM red of flu, liiiiivi.liiilil
quake became he has his will oltcyrd, and
nis own way in ti l things wo ea b in a
' Mrong tnan. Tin, truth is, he is tl.e ! weak
(lein- il w l.ia ......l .1.... . , .
"... i..i-.-i,iu, lum siroug; lie,
(ii.iw(.,r...l 1... ,i : (. .
, rcsuu oi strength, Hid wo noversco auran
reccivo a llagniut insult, and only crown
Itlllo pale, and then reply .pxiotlv? That is
"man spiritually strong. Or did wo nevert
I stenohitid. tj n .l..ll..t.n'l....l
i . " iii.n i.iii.ic.iu ii. iu
,TII0 tho su. ;s coar. i0.lsOI, ,i1Q .... '
' netic nmllo tha u d.s u wh I
. :.. .
wrapt in darkness.
Bill Arp to His Old Friend.
1 """rt 1 ,at Mm0 , K"10,"1. Y-rC
na ;':' n15,;,,ia"a" l 1 ''"i
hrm'ihttrnanl l' h-asV
j1 A j "1"?
i n i.,1, Tl .tK- in l.i flW l
Amis -htlmson. who I sudixho aro soma ills
by way ol unburliieniii my sorrowlul rellox
l tions. I'ortho lust low years you havotrav
I clod round light .smart nndiTnust liavo mado
a heap of luminous obforvalions. I hear
(ways, .Mr. Happy, cndcivorcd. to see tho
bright ride of every piktcr if it had any,
but there is ono pr two subjecks about which
I had nigh gin it up.
I want you to tell mo if yon can, about
what time arc the bl.ick lofiublicans goin to
quit jierseciitin our people' What are thny
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uiiiyiuu.i i nun i inrow u up m nuonuy, i sun-
I IlOM1 that mlr Pr,,,:,!,',,. nr., .Inf.. ihe Jt
-uu. .ioiim haiim nun : 1 want. 10
write to you personally about Fonio tilings
that'H weight! 1 on lne. I look upon you as
a iricini, aim 1 icei jikc urui
a iricill . a II I ICCI iiku urunnin a low 1 nos
you arc iinw iivin 111 isa-nviiic, wnero you
j'ou arc now iivin 111 iu'iiuuc, wuero you
can see all sides of everything and read all
tho papers ; whore you can study Paradise
o evr.ilastiii iirnd with US about? Old
bkowball says ltsTortrcason thai wc'vcgono'"orTce!
ami none, and tuat 1. am tho slowest per-,
seeviii man ho ever seed not'to liavo fouud
Isow treason is a mity bad thing and any
man found guilty of treason ought to bo '
to by a preacher right undcra gallm,
then bo allowed to stand on nuthin for
few hours by the clock. Shure cnuf trca-'
son I mean. Treason whera a man slincs
around on the sly in time of war and takes
sides agin his country. Just as though for
instancu, L sliould have worked agin my
Biivriu State artcr she had seceded, and had
fctold her powder or descried her in her lime
of peril, while sho was defendin herself
against the combined assaults of tho world,
tho Hash and thu devil. L wouldn't have
blamed nobody for haiiain 1110 for the like,
you? 15ttl Skuwball says wo aint got
no siivrue.u States that the war hav settled
(iiction agin us on that pint. I don't
think so my friend. I admit that we aint
nothin in partikler now, but we did havo1
nigh a hiuidrrd years this country have been
dubatin society, cm these questions. I'roni
tiietimunf, Hamilton and Jefferson down to
18(51, the right of a State to dissolve her
own partner.ship havo been argued by
powerful minded men, and there has been
more for it than agin it. More Presidents
more Senators, and more statesmen, more
judges and nioru paoplo.
and bellered rouin
to, gut out, but
williu and they
ever, lb.it old Nutineir did stav nut iibout.
two hours and a hull.
A ell the Smith went out mity unwilling-1
1.V, Mr. Happy, as you know. She had
.ecu lu le l.l.rl, I I, .l,.,! ,,f l',,r 1a.. ;.n
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and theio was a big puny that wanted us to
go out and stay out.
go out and stay out. I'.verybody kuowswe
didn't get along in peace, so wo concluded
lo do like Abraham and his brntlmr-in-Jaw;
to soparatn our households. What thoy
wanted us for I never could sec, and can't
seoyit. I woufdii t liavea linger or a dog
to stay round mu that dnlu t want to.
Some say they wanted us to strengthen cm
iigin their enemies in case of a fiirrin war.
Does any man in his sences expect us tohel
till! blade ri'iniblieans whin anvlioilvV Have
wo got any worse enemies than they are?
I hey cant make us fight if wc dont want to.
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Wo ve font cnuf and mado nothing by itbut
glory, and we ainta going to jino in another
war to gratify other people. Doilds says
before he'd pull a tiiggor for 'fluid. Stevens,
he'd have his soul transmigrated to a bench
leg u lisle, ami bark at his daddy s mules
Dill) years. I wonder if the exnenenee nl
tho last four years aint satisfied these fellows
that our buys are a dangerous set to bo
turned loose in time of war. Wouldn't you
think, that, as a matter of nolicv. thev
would snft-sodder us a little and ipiit their
slandcrin. If we do light fur em, there is
one thing certain (hey inii-d be put where
David put Ciiah, and our boys nxr.it con
sent to nrike ii charge or two behind em at
tlio pint of thu hagnct.
, Rut 1 want you to tell me. John, if f am
right about the hi.-toiy of this business.
It aint a long. story aijd I'll tell it the way 1
see it. Old Powrylan went oll'one day with
some .-hips, and look a few beads and iusc-
I ":lrlH. '",,1 'I'lmeht up a lot ol captured nig
gers irom mo i niieiunts or some other tots,
and stolen few more from the coast of Afii
ky and brought, em over and educated em
to woik in the field,. iinl cut wood, and skeer
bars anil so forth, but nntiuchidin votiu nor
iniisterin nor tho jury bi-ness nor so foitli.
Well, iifler a while, Ihey found that the
i eoiu windsand eodlisli airs ol iow i.nglaud
, dtdent agvro wiih llm nigger, and so they
' begun to slide em down South as fast a.
- ,,ws:, , Ci..,- il,..,. l,.,,l nl,l , .,.,.1 .,(
. : .Y" - -V 7 , " rt"r
monej', uiey.iincii iiio cnurcn and got
iinetilicd iibout slavery, sorter like tho wo
man that got converted and then give all
her novels away to her unconverted sister.
Well, the Old Dominion ami sich of her
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roui at ii axon j. nu, ami .iciiersou, ami
Madison, and Randolph, bought em mid
worked em to sali-faetiui , whereupon old
Pew gut jealous and bega, to preach agin it
to b.cak it down. Tlio fikt il they would
I cut work gals in their fiktories if it wiircnt
so profundi.!, for thev are con-eientiouslv
oppo.-cd to everjthing that dont put money
111 their pockets. After a while ihey went
iu ineir pockets,
' .. '"M"", innnaK nisness, uiakiii
ii.ooov i'ik.uisoi poor lasiTiiieu niggers get
I tin, a bundled lashes liiruiithen, tm.t niourii
l in for the first born bec.itiso they were not.
Then they -started tho stoalin program, and
! whilo we wcro tryin all iho big courts nnd
,;. nmrs , L,it , ,k siklv mellattef
V "f )' thej-v ero stealin
IVom live lo fifty a day. and ,'overiii their
' eiireasos all over with mggcr larceny, and
sl11i; .i, (.,;. ,: !,. n nl0;j
. .....j, ,,.,,.. .. ,,.,, :M1:
tiitiou as high as Hainan's gallits. ami hem
nicd it in, and laid scigo to it jest like an
army would be-ege a city to starve out the
inhabitants. They kept peggin at us until
wo got mad shneuull' mad and we re.-olv
TV . i e i
" K,,U ,r0"' C'":,ml ,i,,,d, our 0WM
. v.,,.. ,.i
Now, all ibis time wo had some good
friends among em some who Mvoro we
were imposed upon, and said we had good
causo to dissolve tho partnership. They
said if wo did secedo nnd the abolishments
made war upon us, they would stand by us
"Vw.'IT?,, Ui; ,
n,! Vht wmil?h
iv,.,i. ' .. , il
nnd throw their lives and fortunes ami their
honors right in tho breach, and the
lit would Ve over their dead bodies
amj forth and so on. My memory is bad,
taut relation to the Presidcutof tho United
States of Atneriky, but a man aint respons
ible for (lie lent ennilncl nf lii relfiltnna
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KHJ , K ,t " "?
, ' . o -
ken up his record.
siivreenniiiius neiore me war, aim inosworu
aint fcottlod nor unsullied no great prinei-
jiles. J hero aint no trial ol right or wrong
by wager ol battles now-a-cl'iys. I'or mity
i . i . ....
nuiu 101 jl at. uiiu iiiiiu,
i ami paweu iiirr. ama'.in
thoy iotiiid out Rarcus was
didn't go. 1 believe, how-'
The idea Of apnlyfn mtcrTft'crlmo to
which had been a disunion for twentyycars!
Tho idea of applyin tieason to the Old Do
talked minion, tho muther of States and of Wash
and ington and Jefferson and Madison and Mar
11 shall and Patrick Henry, and all tho Loos.
tions hav been for lido years niakin special
nnangoincnts for rcceivin their sanctified
souls in Paradise? Tieason the dickens!
Where's your dictionary? Where's Danl
Web.stcr? Where's the history of the Amcr
wotild kun revolution?
No it aint trocson nor reeson but its do
the vilisli infernal inhuman hate. What do
they keep Mr. Davis in jail fur? I hear
tary (loins; out tno trcmungiiis pressure 01 ,
surrounding ciroumslaiices. Dum the cir- i
cumtaneo.. Aint Mr. Iwvis a great audi
good man.' 11 Andy .Johnson aint an mil-
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luo , nuiiu iiiu iiiuiiiuiv oi uiu iiuxim Lout
are naying at mm in ins uunguon win siiik
mtoolilevioiu ,1 think so that s what I say.
and I'll bet on it. and Charles O'Connor and
Well, tho warcomo on and show cnuf
i.ogan anil Uusliiu and iMcJ.ornand and
Jlutlcr and Company buzzed aiound nwhile
hko bumble .bees till thoy wcro bought up
ami then they lit over on tho other side.
Ihey got thon'.rcward and they aro welcome
to it so far.as I am concerned.
How is it now Jlr. Happy? Thoy con
quered us by tho sword, but they havent
convinced us of nothin' much that I know
of. All is lost tavo honorj nnd that they
can t steal from us nor tarnish.
If thoy had held out tho hand of fellow-
mauo Incmls and bur-
tho very nun
becun to holler
the nountiT to tho
other, just like they had made a bran now
diskoVCry. It seemed to strike cm all of u
hudden hko an Xpost fakto law, and they
wanted to go into a general hangin business
and keep it up as long ns they could find
rono and timber.
Now tho idea of several millions Anim i.
'kill frcome bcim: cuilty of treason at
cloven great suvrecn btutcs, which met 111
solem convention, and in tho light of day
'dissolved a Onion they, had created, and
and who gavo all the territory in the north-
west for nuthin! Is sho to bo scamlalixod I
by these new light christians, who aro com-1
pounded from all the scum of all creation,
and think that Paul and Peter and llevela-
sum say that it aint Mr. Johnson s volun
del, woiildont ho .swap chances for heaven !
with him and givo nil his earthly, estate to
boot? If Mr. Davis' honor and integrity,
and patriotism, and true courage were
weighed in a ballanco against Sumner's and !
Stevens',, and nil of his enemies, wouldcnt
ho outweigh em all? Wont his conduct-in I
Mexico, and in the late war, and his nobili-!
ty-ot character live long anil bright in Ins-
all tho women in the country
will go my
Rut there aint no particular point in all
this Mr. Happy. 'It's only my opinion,
I tleit'o nil 1 inv l.n n fnrie.l Cml ,.n,l f
,.' V" " -
sometimes lecl lil;o L am a lool about every
thing and don t Know nothin. l in tryin
m v best, however, take things just as I find
em, and my principal bisncss lor the last
two months has been weanin niggers for
to make em feel free. I put em all out to
faro for themselves, hut they keep comin1
duck to lne, .inn, ic. Keeps mu wnrKin u.iy
ana night to provuiu lor em. rvnnccn
willui a longtiino lorein to bo Irec, il thoy
could take care of themselves, and 1 don't
know what Thad Stevens is a fussin about,
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iillli:n.1 Iiu n,t;ji man i 'i i.. 1 1 1 -lu nui 'i, n Ulll 111
his iron works. If that is all wo can plead
the ruins of various similar establishments
lliu iiiiii,! in ttinwuo riiiiiKii iittlfllllllliwilin
in these regions, and get a judgment against
a a o
Rut I am about through Mr. llannv.
with what I had to say. Only th
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iiii.. v.. v., nu.' ..ii uiiiii..k.u I.W.JI1U liiai.
needed friends it's us. If we've L-ot anv
I friends anvwhere, I want 'cm to show their
bauds and stand by us in our
in inn.-, .inn ri.ini. ii in nui liuiujiu.
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the compass in search of sympathy, and if,
is an honest statesman or a bravo ,sol-rtllu:t
did- north of the line who loves his fellow
men, let him open his heart and meet us on
half wav ground. We aint afeerd ofbeasts
or varmints of devils or deinons-of Stc-
yens or Sumuer-but we arc warm-hearted
and forgivin people, and lovo our fiicnds.
Aint we and don t wc?
Vnnra evnrl iclini.le
i i j n-,,.i,-,i.,,t ,.,v p.,. ,,.-;,
in his obituary, and I thought that 1 would
like lor tho sad event to como oil as soon ns
possible. 1 wish you would send mo a list
of your members who voted fur that resolu
tion declaring Gen. l.ee and Mr. Davis infa
mous. Wo are gettin up n bill in the Gcor
gy Legislature dcchiriu them infamous who
voted for tho resolution. Fight the devil
Another Outrage upon Senator
[Correspondence N. Y. World, Jan. 18th.]
It was iny happiness to bo in tho Senate
Ibis morning long enough to see Senator
Sunnier, "just once," completely floored.
lie rose to rebuke Secretary Mil iilloch
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""""' ,m ,,rT , ' ,,,r " i "K lo
, "PPOint assessors and collectors of the rov-
U"T. ', l U' .' W ' 1,10ttakl-'" aml
M 1 "I1 UiH' . 1,0 tost ". ' "?
;, .'"L" ... . " I. )' ,
II Ikll lfttrJlllllllV4 I'lllil-VU II, I 111.1 I MUl 1(1
ty, .senator funnier wished to 'linng be
fore the country," anil iu closing his re
maiks, ho complacently assumed that he
had effected his object. lie then (as usual)
glanced round thu gallery for approving
female smiles, and resumed his seat.
And thereafter, Senator Davis stood up
and stated his entire satisfaction that the
Senator from Massachusetts should declare
that Iheolliccrs of tho governuiont should
obey Ihe laws; but ho wanted to know how
many tunes Sunnier bad declared in the Sen
ate that he never would, obey the Fugitive
.Slave Act; how many limes' public oilicors
iu Massachusetts had set aside that law;
and how often, under the plea of military
necessity, during tho last four years, the law's
of the laud had been frequently dispensed
with, with Senator Simmer s lull approval.'
These questions completely dumbfounded
the Adonis of thu Senate. Hu' pretended
to read a morning journal, nervously turn
ing over the newspaper, and no doubt turn
ing over nrejdy in his mind. Rut ho re
plied not a single word. Indeed, like the
historical small boy, hu had uothii.g to say.
A kciioolmastku as a punishment to
ouo nf his pupils for using profane language,
ordered him Intake a pairoftongsaud watch
a hole in tho hearth until ho had caught
a uioue. Tho boy took tho tongs and
demurely waited for tho visitor. Directly
after ho saw a mouse rcepini: nut of the
hole, cautiously placed a leg of the tongs on
either sido of tlio hole, he grasped tho niouso
and triumphantly swinging it , aloft, ex-
claimed; "l.y (.-d 1 vogot lum.
A littlo four year old pet stood looking
out of thu window a low days ago, when an
oxpressman stopped Just opposite, and tied
up tho htirso's tail to prevent it falling in the
mud. Sho watched tho onoration ltitently
for a moment, and then called out eagerly :
"Oh, sec, Annie ! tho '(.pressman is making
a waterfall for his horse."
General Lee-Letters Written
Tho Oh Guard, of Now York, publishes
tno loiiowing letters, (new to us,) winch
show-tho high ground taken by General
Loo in tho beginning of tho Into civil war,
nnd which was maintained by him to the
ARLINGTON. VA. April 20. 1861.
General Sinco my interview with you
on tho 18th fust., I havo felt that L ought
not longer to retain my commission in the
army. I therefore tender my resignation,
which request you will recommend for ac
ceptance. It would havo, been presented
at onco but for tho struggio it cost mo to
separate myself from 11 servico to which I
have devoted all tho best years of my life
and all tho ability I possessed.
"During tho wholo of tho timo more
than a quarter of a century 1 liavo ex
perienced nothing but kindness from my
superiors, and tho most cordial friendship
from my comrades. To no ono, genorau
Inn-tiIbcCrr so mimh indebtl'fT Tftt"tD
to yoursclffor uniform kindness and consid
eration, and it has always boon my ardent
desire to merit your approbation. 1 shall
carry to the grave the most grateful recollec
tions of your kind consideration, and your
namoand fume will always bo dear to 1110.
"Havo in defence of my native State, I
never desire again to draw my sword. 15o
nlensnd to .-reennt. inv mnsr nnmnet (rMmc.
Ihr tllO nnnlinnnnen of vrtnr. linnninrea nt,l
prosperity, and believe mc most t nil v vour
R. E. LEE.
"Liout-Goneral Win field Scolt. Com
manding United States Army."
A copy of tho preceding letter was en
closed in tho following to a sister of the
General, Mrs. A. M:
ARLINGTON, VA. April 20. 1861.
war, which willyiold to nothing,
South is in a state of revolution,
Virginia, alter a long struggle,
drawn, and thoiirli I recnm zn nn
v . ' .
ni-iiriSL 11 rL'iiiiives. (IIV
j have, there ore. resigned mv
in the army, and serve in
tivn Slain, u-ltli n ciner.
"My Dear Sister I am grieved at my in
ability to see j'ou I have
been waiting for 'a moroconvenientscason,'
which has brought to many before 1110 deep
and lifting regret. Now wo aro in a state
I ho whole
for such a state of things, and would have
forborn and pleaded to tho end fur redress
of grievances, real or supposed, yet in my
own person I had to meet the question
whether 1 would take jiart against my na-
tive State. With all my devotion to the
I'liion, and the feeling of loyalty and duty
of an American citizens, have not been
able to make up my mind to raise nivhand
cuuuran, my noinc.
defence of my na-
riy 1im,n ll fit in e
poor services may never bo needed. 1 hope
I may never bo called on to draw my sword.
1 know you will biaino me, but you
must think as kindly of mo as you can, and
believe that I hrve endeavored to do what
I thought right. lo show you the feeling
and struggle it has cost me, I send you a
coin- nfmv letter lr( Jennml Sent), which no.
companicd my resignation. I have no time
for more. May God guard
and protect vnu .mil vnin-s. nnd shower nn
on you every blcssiiiL', is the prayer of your
R. E. LEE.
Another Argument in Favor of
w,,,c 1 lt cannot pass. And it is now (lis
there ' I'ereeived that nothing can save tho
, lconlft 1,1 ,tll's "."" ,10'" l'alruptcy and
, ncc, but an immediate revival of tho
t l'roduetivc industry of those sections whoso
tcsources have been or five long years, so
utU-rly parahzed. I ho, balance of foreign
i Vai 0 hTS ,acIy "iKi""St "IV1 th- prr?'
ducts of our mines being altogether instifu-
Financial men have at last become fully
.. . , . . (. ,, , .,
awn ?f ho tliai a A"1-1 "."''Jf1? ol Vlu
Kreal ""Pies oi oie, ou iui is i iiuspensauie
' ., i i
as a mcW ro-stonng the credit and pros-
nnritv nl.t in tntmtr. lull nnr inwinrfn.
tionshavc been enornious, wc have next to
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, cub-titute, until tho country has been redu;
' CU(,1 t,1.u "ccessity ot using a depreciated
I ?l,u irredeemable currency. There aro lim-
' .. , .i . i . , , .
its to this kind of management beyond
I ClClll, 10 pay Oil (HIT HUlOllieUlieSS, WO Want
and must have cotton, rice, sugar, tobacco,
in auiiiuoii (o oiucr menus oi raising money,
?lv. J'roin a collapse. Hie question
as to how this matter is to be mot and dis
posed of assumes a practical form, nnd can
not bo blinked out of tight, ltclief can on
ly bo obtained by at onco, restoring peace
and iuietudo to thoso sections from whence
the needed supplies must come.. And the
sooner the groat work of restoration is com
pleted, tho better will it be for all concern
ed. I'lnin Dealer.
A Mouse in the Pantry.
When 1 used to bo out of temper, or
in any way, if grandfather was there
ho would call to mo
"Mary, Mary, takcearc! there's a mouse
the pantry !''
I often ue.l to cease crying at this, and
stand, wondering to myself wliat'ho meant.
1 often ran to tho pantrv, to co if here
wa n mouse in tho trap; but I never
found one. One day I said '
"Grandfather, 1 don't know what you
mean. I haven't a pantry ; and there "are
no mice in mother's, because I have looked
ever so often." Ho smiled, and siid
"t'onie, littlo woman, sit down hero in
the porch by me, and I II tell you what 1
mean. Your heart, Mary, is tho pantry.
Tho little .sins arc thu mice, that got iu and
nibble an ny all tho good, and that makes you
sometimes cross, anil peevish, and fretful
' unwilling to do as your mother wishes; and,
if vou do not strive against thorn, tho mice
will keep nibbling till the good is all eaten
away. Now, 1 want to show vou, my littlo
gill, how to prevent this. To koep the
mice out, you must sot a trap for them tho
trap of watchfulness ; ainUinvo for bait good
resolutions and firmness."
Two Irishmen crossing n fiold came in
contact with a donkey who was making "day
hideous" with his unearthly braying. Jem
my stood a moment iu astonishment ; but
turning to Pat, who seemed, as much en
raptured with tho song as himself, rcmaik
ed : "'It's a lino large ear that bird has for
music, Pat, but sure bo's got an aiviul
who was an aspirant for tho situation of
school teacher, a certificate, which said:
"This young man is capable of filling anv
position for which he is qualified."
ri .i.:..i. .1.. r..-.. : .
Tlio anger which flushes tho faco is not
so deadly us that which makes it pale.
Tho red heat is less intense than tho white,
Sonio of our religious exchanges tell a
, story about a woman being relieved from
speechless grief by a hymn. Wo have known
a number of tho sox to bo strongly affected
and greatly benefitted by hims.bcforo this,
An Trish peasant being asked why ho pcr-
mittcd Ids pig to take up his quarters with
his family, mado an answer abounding with
ratirieal naivete : "Why not? Doesn't the
placo afford every convenience that a pig
Awful Picture of Poverty in
upon a scanty idle of dirty straw in the cor
nauglily nor. Thu mother informed usthat she paid
'2 cents per night for tho privilege of sleep-
ing there. The children wcro wholly with
in out cover, and tho room w.tj as cold ns it
was desolate looking in other particulars',
Accompanied by llireo police, wo descended
into n cellar on Bedford street, whore lodg
really era were taken at live cents per night. A
soldier wlio had lost both li.gs in tho war
hail taken quarters there for the night,
whilo n, number of vicious looking men
were lying around loose,
lu the corner next tho cellar door, cov-
1'iom tlio rhltmlplphlii fiutulrer, .lull. 1:1.
Kor Ronm davs tiast wo havn enileavored
to Iny boforo tho renders of tho inquirer a,
truthful idea of tho sorrows and mill'erings
of tho poor of btircitj'f nnd more especially
Ul (.HUM- l.WUIOIIg III 1IIU IllUIIlUIIllllU VICUII
tics of IJcdford, Sjmfi'ord, nud Raker sts.
ucsirous, however, ol feeing lor ourselves,
wo jonied nn expedition littcd out on
Wednesday evening last.
llcnchtng Seventh nnd IJcdford street?,
wo proceeded to oxploro collar.'', garrets and
hovels in ncarch of tho sick, tho sorrowful
and tho destitute, though, in truth, from
tho moment wo entered the Btivet, wo wcro
literally surrounded by just such poisons its
wo sought. "Kind sir, won't you please
givo mo sonio bread for my littlo children;
thoy havo not had n mouthful to-day," said
a wretched looking woman. , "liiavo thrcn
littlo ones in that, cellar, sir, and they're
cold nnd hungry," cried another half clad,
mother. "Plcaso to givo mo n piece, of
bread,, I'm so liungiy, cried a dozen child
ish voices, the owners of which, barefooted .
and bareheaded, crowded around us in that
icy street. Wo gave all who npphcjl, and
tho eagerness with which those Miooloss
children, as they stood upon tno ice, de
voured tho littlo mttanco wo wcro able to
givcthciu, attested the sincerity of their ap
peals. Ureat Uodl is it not terrible to think that
scenes like this should ha witnessed in Phil
tidclphia, tho city noted above all others for
its wealth nnd benevolence? lloturning
homo our bags and baskets wore replen
ished, and wo oneo moro entered IJcdford
been supplied a few minutes before, tho
crowJ had not lessened, nor were tho nii
jicaW for food any loss earnest and touch
ing. o cavo to all indiscrinatolv. not boln?
able in the darkne.3 to tell who wcro deserv
ing and who unworthy. Tho great fact
stared us in tho faco that men, women and
children were famishing for bread, and wc
gjivo them all wo had. Leaving tho street
forn moment or two, the wholo parly would
clamber down unsafe stairways into dimal
cellors, whero grim poverty and fell discaso
reigned with undisputed sway. Oh! tho
sccnos of sorrow and suffering wo witness
ed. Onco stvoncr men, lying m filth and
destitution, and seeing hunger slnwly gnaw
ing tlio vitals ol tlicir wives and children;
mothers pleading for food and fire fov their
perishing littlo ones, and littlo children nit-
cously crying for bread and something to
protect them lrom the sharp, mting f rost.
In one cellar wo found three families, all
with children, all without bods, all without
food and ajl without fuel, save tho handful
of coals which smouldered in the poor anol-
gy for a stove, God's daylight never visit
ed this abode of misery save through tho
open collar door, riunging into tho dark,
narrow and nit ny alley or court along linker
street, wo found a two-stovicd shed, tho
rooms of which wore not more than eight
feet snuarc. This shed contained some 10
or 12 of theso rooms, all of which were oc
Wc ascended lo tho upper tier and knock
ed for admission. It was first refused, but,
when wo uttered the meager word "bread,"
doors flew open, eager f'aec3 welcomed us",
and eager hands grasped tho precious mor
sel. Children wore waked from thcirchecr
lcss sleep, and received tho proffered bread
with glistening eyes. Oh! how they seemed
to, enjoy tho littlo wo were able to divide
with them, and with what ccmfortnblo feel
ings they gathered the few rags with which
they wcro covered around them, and sought
slceponco more. Mothcrsin countless num
bers implored God's blessings upon those
through whose kindness wo were able to
dispense tho welcome food,
Kvcry ono of , these eight-foot rquare
rooms, with a, single exception, contained
from three to five inmates. They cooked,
ate and slept there. Lot us dceribo tlio
last one wo, visited. The husband rat upon
a box. in front of what wa supposed was a
fire. Wo saw none, as ho was crouched
oyer tho furnace in , such, a manner as to
hide, it from view. Thc wifer a fine, comely
looking woman, clad in a , thin summer
dress, bade us enter. We did so, and will
it be believed, that in that desolate room,
tho habitation of a man and wife, the only
furniture was the box upon which the hus
band sat, and the frame (without the scat)
, ol a hickory witho chair
iNo sign ot a
food or clothing
bed, table, cooking utcn.sil
was, visible. Itlcak, grinimy walls', and that
chair frame and little box wcro those poor
creatures only posscwious. A child had
died in Spaflbrd street, near Shippen. Mr.
Segenfried hadlcarnedof it in the afternoon
and informed its that the mother had not
only, neither food nor fuel, but was utterly
destitute of everything necessary for tho
child's burial. Theso were provided by
him. Wc visited the house, reaching it by
a dark alley and an uncertain flight of stens.
filtering the room wesaw at aglaneo whero
ino ucau child lay.
Removing the clothing from its little face.
it was, plainly and painfully evident that
starvation, not disease, had done tho work.
Wo learned from the sister of, the child's)
mother that thev wcio wholly without food,
and yet on a table at tho foot of the corpse,
a plate of smoking tobacco and half a do
zen pipes were placed; and in that littlo
room, not more than ten feet njuarc, no
less than I I men and women were crowded
waking tho dead child.
Iu another hovel near by wo found a wo
man with two pretty little girls, sleeping
erod by a lew rags, thicoehildienwere lying.
Wc gave tho bread, which thev ate crecdi-
lj The mother, who sccinid to have tem
porary charge, of the place, stood guard
over them. Wo asked per where sho slept,
as theio was not the shadow of a bed in tho
den. "Down there, by tho children," said
she, "just there, sir, on them boards."
"Where do you bleep?" wo enquired of an
other woman who stood near. "Oh, sir,"
said she, "I sleep with her," pointing to
the mother of thu children. In this den as
many as men, women, and children havo
been quartered at ono time. The proprie
tress was lying aslerp upon tho floor at tho
Xot only docs death beautify our lifeless
forms,, but tho thought of it give's a nioro
beautiful expression to the countenance even
in life, and new strength to tho heart; as
rosc-uiary is both placed as a chaplet on
tho brows nf tho dead and gives life to tho
fainting by its vivifying essence.
A miner who lately camo fi-om i irguua
''V- .V3 vegetation is so ecarco in that
! region, t hat "two million sialics nmia uuncn
"1 thistles is called agrovo!
Tho following is givenas n fireman s toast:
"The Indies tho only llieeildiartCS who
kindlo a flame which water will not extin
guish." At thirty wo aro trying to cut our namo
in big letters upon tho walls of this tonement
of life; twenty years later wo lyvo carved
it, or shut up our knifo.
A gonuino Jonathan lately took a rido
with his girl, and stopped at a store for "a
glass of gin with molasses." It was pro
parod and swullowed, at one draught ; then
turning to her he said : .
"Sal, thnt was. dumcd good ; why don t
you buy tome for yourself?"
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