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WEEKLY WIN JUJUiUJ 1 10 ROSS & KOSSER, Publishers. MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1864, VOLUME 3 NUMBS R 12 1LJJ JLJL HATES OF ADVERTISING. A aauare is Twelve lines of this size type a a a a 93 0 c CO OS 3 cr 3 a OQ e c o rr cr O r9 00 V U CO 1 insertion 1 .00 T -T5 S-S0 -00 -J0 Insertions 1.50 2.50 8.50 4.00 8.00 15 8 Inrtiohs 2.00 3.00 4.50 5.50 10.00 20 OneXnth 2.50 S.50 5.00 6.50 15.00 25 To Month, 4.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 20.00 SO Th7e TMonths 5.00 7.50 10.00 12.50 25.00 35 Six Months T.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 85.00 50 One Year 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 50.00 80 THE BULLETIN. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY Editors and Proprietors iI AYSY II.LE. SEP. 8 The Ripening Corn. IIow sweet to walk through the wbcatlamls brown, When the teeming fatness of Heaven drops down! The waving crop with its bursting car?, A seof goid on the earth appears; No longer robed iu a dress of greeri, With tawny faces the fields are teen; A sight more welcome and joyous far Than a Lnndred blood-won victories are. Beautiful custom was that of old, When the Hebrew brought, with a joy untold, The earliest ca s of the ripening corn, And laid them down by the altarV lorn; When the priesthood waved them before tho Lord, While ti e Giver of harvests all hearts adored; What gilts more suited could man impart To express tho flow of bin grateral heart? A crowd awaits 'neath tho cottage caves, To cut the corn and to bind the sheave; At length i heard the expected sound rut in the fickle, the corn is brown.!; , And the reapers go forth with a blithe ahonl, As those who joined the Olympian goal; And sorrowing uearts and voices come j Toswell tho bhoute of the harvest home. , And there is a reaper on earth well known, Whose deeds are trace! on the burial stone; lie carries a sickle more deadly and keen Than e'er on tho harvest-field was recn; Ho cuts down tho eai Tust ears in xpring, Ae well as the ripest that time can bring; The tares he gathers to llaiucs are driven, The whoat is laid in ti e garner of lleaveu. A Summer Evening. It is a pleasant hour: how lull of balm The sighing air how soft the evening light! It seems on this delicious dewy calm, That something heavenly walks abroad to night. Far off sweet voices call to me, and win My heart to peace; 1 j earned with rovorend feet To press Hi garment's hem , and feel within The spiritthrill so potent-mild and sweet Pierce this poor trembling frame, while His great breath Tours through the shadowy corridors of hie; Soul soothing strains with love and meroy rife Tie sweetest heard this side the door of death. O happy hour! that ever seems to be Breathing, in time, the rautic of eternity. A Kiss at the -D dot. Tho clock struck ten, I seized my hat And bade good night to all. Except the lass 1 courted, who Came with me through the hall. She stood within the portal, And I gazed upon her charms, Anl,0! I loi.zed that moment To clasp her iu my arms. She pokc about the moon and stars, How dear and bright they shone. 1 said I thought tho crops would fail Unless we had rain soon, rri T AnA n 1 ft 1.? cloSCT. 1 Jieil t cuf;- Put my aims around her waist, And 1 gazed npon those ruby lips, 1 lougod to much to taste. Said I, my dearest Lizzie, I'll never rest contented, If 1 leave to- night withont a kiss PH surely go demented. Then tip she turned her rosy mouth, And everything was handy, ijuick from her lips 1 snatch.-d a kiss, 0j!Yaukee doodle daudy. Having, by the wicked policy of the Re h1cd party made Union impossible, the SSnnati ozette now gravely announces .ht free institutions cannot .arrive dis 1 .nd that the people will have to ac UDT' llVXr Tfis is no doubt what the Sf.Vub.iin'llS driving at. Who is to be Kin"? Dayton Empire? "4,ri of W.io- RTpXil" "' Times " ' ' .. -j f bed with f Sum of tbh """.Vf n. com- '""Tj Tf Pc. Jc. " bind, .ot..b.r mouflag--il t fcACB O" d by war it must tbU people, bow estranged br te by the defeat of Abraham , i, Ms expulsion from power. 1 .h J 0 . the sunligbt of joy aad hope wi.i n 8 ffi bo black clouds of this awful war. Ad Terrier. Eight to Sixteen- Tho experience of Lord Shaftesbury, as quoted in the following paragraph, would find full confirmation in tbe history of America crime. If young men can be kept nndergood religious or moral influence litt they reach their majority they are" comparatively safe: Lord Shaftesbury recently stated, in a public meetiDg in London, that, from per sonal observation, he had ascertained that of adult.male criminals in that city, nearly all bad fallen into a course of crime between the ages of eight aud sixteen years; and that, if a young man lived ac honest life up to twtnty years of age, there Were forty nine chances infavor, and only one against him. as to an honorable life ihoreafter. This is a fact of singular importance to fathers and mothers, and shows a fearful responsibility. Certainly, a parent should secure and exercise absolute control over the child under sixteen. It cannot bo a; difficult matter to do this, except in very j rare cases; and if that control is not very j the parent's fault, it is owing to tho parent's i lauit; it 18 owing to tne parental uegieci ur retnisnees.j lleuce the real source of ninety f thn real crime in a couutry such as Englaud or the United States lies at the door of the parents. It is a fearful: reflection! We throw it before the minds, or tbe fathers and mothers of our land, and j there leave it to be thought of in wisdom. remarking onl v as to the early seeds of bod i- j ly disease that they are, in nearly every j case, sown between sundown and bedtime, j in absei.ee from the family circle, in the j supply of spending mouey never earned by j tbe spender opening tbe doors of coQfec- j tionaries and soda founts, of beer, and tobac j co. and wine shops, of the circus, tne negro minstrel, the restaurant and dance; then follows the Sunday excursion, the Su inlay drive, with the easy transition to the com -panv of those whose ways lead to the gates of social, physical ana morai ru.u. i roiuj ei"ht to sixteen in these few years are : the destinies of children fixed in forty-nine rfiin- fivwd bv the parents! Lot I every father "and mother solemnly vow, j "Vs.i'. h.ln I'll fi niv darlinz's desti- i 1 t V I ' 1 J ' ' , - - . w j ny forsood, by making home more attractive than the streets." WllAT'THE DtNOCRATS Will Do. It is often asked what the Deruocr.us mean io uo Thev mean, as a first step, to fill the exe cutive ch air with patriotism and to banish faction and despotism from the administra tion of the Federal Government. What next they wilTdo depends upon what they can do to restore peace and rosperity to our country. They aro in the condition of a skillful surgeon who is called to a man w ho fell into the hands of assassins. If his wounds are not mortal he will restore him I I' A V.fi 1 i T t n t i ha-: not. killed the Union, the Democrats will restore it. But at any rate, j they will save liberty from going entirely J . . i i i v " .... 7 -..." 7 I down in the whirlpool 01 Uioou. oifticnuc Democrat. Lincoln's Puiirs. Tho country is infested - swarming, lousy yes. dogned to death, with appointees under this Administration. Every worthless scamp has an office the only qualification necessary to insure one favor in the eyes of Abraham is to bo a ,1 n fool, i ray out loud against Copper heads, and favor a vigorous prosecution of this ninety-day war. All these poor devils have to be supported to do the dirty work, of King Abraham, and the laboring people are theones who have to foot the bills The country is so full of these officials, and they put on such style, and bark around so vociferously, that they are now very appro priately denominated Liuco!u'3 Turps.' .in t.n;,t ns fnr i r-nnt i nn ance ot thf 1 uey ai e uuiaiciiia - . i ' .(.....,;,,., thn war would stop their i nay. ergo, tho poor devils are very uneasy at the signs ol tne nines, wuim .uv...-. nertce blessed peace. Union. The Brunswick Telegraph s ivs: 'We don't believe there isapretiy loot in town, judg ing from the length of the skirts ladies wear Guess you'll tind ont there's some prety feet if you don't stop talking about their skirts. An editor at a dinner table being asked if he would take some pudding, roplied in a fit of abstraction 'Owing t. a crowd of other matter we are ueable to fiad room for il.' Mark Lemon. or tr Snmn cynical old bachelor. r. r ' 1 1 1 ' - j who never could find a g:rl to have him, ... Gtn cYiMisa his 'sincrla blesseduess' aiiL-uii'o ' bv the following insinuation against the am- J - 1 1 : - I 1 . iabilitv of young tauiea. no ys. .'i-i.I .o,nn why a ?ood many men don't net inartied is they are afraid to come to the scratch- . , .... That fellow deserves to nave n is na;r pulled and face slapped by a half dozen buxom young g;rls. c. Pvnrr.H. 'A Loval wonrtn.' in the ClKE. - eclums of the World, protests against the late call for 'UU.UUU more.- nai wouiu the country be Avorth to me. she asks, or any other woman, if the Mast man' was gone? And what is it worth to a man, when he bas left it to enter that from which no traveller returns? I know it is usual to talk about the blessings secured to poster ity but the idea of doing anything for pos terity unless it is to plant it some apples trees, is nonsense: posterity never appreci ates it and it will be just as likely to pos tts some fools, who cannot let well enough alone, and who delight in picking quarrels, is this generation. The best way to eecure blessings to posterity is to secure them and u. thankful for them ourselves; and how posterity is going to bo beneh ted by kill ing off all the able-bodied men, and tbe ruin and desolation of the couutry, I cannot conceive.' i-yracusc wu,ic. IIow Pkt.achebs Difieb!. The Rev. Geore B. Cbeever, of New York, has is ,1 a TjampMet in which he declares'no cbrLian can vote for Lincoln.' In this Mon we have some littre pulpit-bargers ww0 declare mat nu iu..,, om, soc-3 and tells indecent jokes, is 'God's an nointea.' 'Aff JJv- - Toun- ladv, get your lovr upon his kness, but doa't let him get you upon them. From the Holmes County Farmer. What the Administration has Done for the White Man and the Nigger. The Boston Liberator, an intense Aboli tion sheet, edited by the notorious wuuam Lloyd Garrison, essays to prove what Lin coln's Administration bas done for the nig ger. It gives the following catalogue of cases and edicts made for bis benefit: 1. Emancipation in Western Virginia. 2. Emancipation in Missouri. 3. Emancipation in the District of Colum bia. 4. Emancipation in Maryland. 5. Slavery abolished and forever pro hibited in all Territories. G. Kansas admitted as a free State. 7. Provisions made to admit Colorado, Nebraska and Nevada as free states. S. Organization of Idaho, Montana, Daco -tah and"AriKona as free Territories. 9. Recognition of the independence of Hay ti and Liberia. 10. Three millions of slaves declared free by Proclamation of the President, January 1, 18G3. , 3 11. All Fugitive Slave Laws repealed. 12. Inter-State trade abolished. 13. Niggers admitted to equal rights in United States Courts, os parties to suits aud as ivTrnpspS- 14. Equality of the nigger recognized in j the publis conveyances of the District of j Columbia. 15. All Rebel States prohibited from re turning to the Union with slavery. IG. Freo labor established on numerous plantations in South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. 17. Schools for the education of freed j slave's in South Carolina. TennesseeLouisi - ! ana, and in Eastern Virginia where, till j within three years, to educate the uigerj was punishable with death. 18. The wives and children of all slaves' employed as freemen in military and other j service of the United States made freo. 19. All niggers, boud and free, enrolled as part oT the military force of the nation. 20. The loyal people of Arkansas, Ten nessee. Louisiana and Florida seeking a re turn to the Union on the basis of freedom to all. and of the abolition and prohibition of slavery. 21. The abolition and prohibition of slavery bv an amendment of the Constitu tion passed in the Senate by two-thirds ma jority, and by nearly the same in the House. Lost" by lack of three or four votes thtough the influence of Ddmocratic members. 22. The nation through its Representa tives in Baltimore, J no e 8, made the aboli tion and prohibition of slavery the basis of its governmental administration policy for the future. 23. The Federal Government forbidden to employ any man as a slave in any capacity. 24. One hundred and fifty thousand nig gers, mostly freed slaves, in tho pay and uniform of the Government as soldiers. That shows that the Administration has been faithful indeed to the interest of the nigger, and employed all its powers in his behalf. Mr. Garrison makes out his case; but there is another point what has Lincoln and his Administration done for the white race? 1. He has called out two million and a half of able-bodied men to tho war. 2 He has sent full a million of white peo ple to their graves. 3 He has carried mourning into almost every white household. 4 "lie has saddled the country with a National debt of a least four thousand mil lions of dollars, which will be an oppressive burden and incubus upon the labor and capitals of the country. 5 He has destroyed tha Union and sub verted our republican form of Government. G. He has carried want, poverty and des titution into the homes of the poor, by ad vancing tbe price of living to a poiut be yond their reach: 7. lie has fatally deranged and destroy ed the4fcurrency of the country. 8. He has degraded the nation in theeye3 of foreign natious. 9 He has destroyed the freedom of the Press and of the ballot, and fatally impair ed personal liberty. This is what Lincoln has done for the white race! Is not the comparison an In structive one? If Lincoln is entitled to the gratitude of the black, ought he not to re ceive the eternal curses and maledictions of the white race? The ravages of the woolen moth may be prevented in a measure by the use of any of the following substances: 'tobacco, camphor, and perhaps the most agreeable for wearing apparel, a mixture of one ounce of cloves, an ounce of rhubarb, and one ounce of cedar shavings, tied up n a bag, and kept in a bag, and kept in a box or drawer. If the substance be dry, scatter it in the folds of the cloth, carpet,"blanket3 or furs; if liquid, scatter it freely in the boxes, or on the cloth or wrapper, laid over aDd around it.' A correspondent of the Cottage Gardener having lost many Dahlia roots by the rotting of thecrown, discovered that the- mischief was caused by the decay of the long stalk left attachec to the tuber. The remedy is, to have no more than four inches of stalk; from this scrape the whole outer covering of bark, and at the base to make a small open iDg which permits the watery deposit to es cape. By this means he has succeeded in keeping tubers sound. Substitute fob Yeast. Boil one pound of flour, a quarter pound brown sugar and a . - . ,i r . r little salt, in two gallons oi waier, lor u hour. When milk-warm, bttlo and cork it close, and it will be ready for use in twenty four hours. General Cleburne, an Irishman, who en tered the 1st Arkansas as a private, and who has risen to ttie rank of Major General gainst a great deal of opposition.is perhaps the best man in Hood's army at this time, at least possessed of more of the sterling qualities cf a man, and experience of a soldier. Horrors of War. The following letter speaks for Itself. The writer is the youngest daughter of the Hon. Alexander R. Boteler, of Jefferson Co., Virginia, detailing to her sister the burning of their home by order of General Hunter, and also the residence of Edmund J. Lee, whose place adjoins Mr. Boteler's. Foun tain Rock, alluded, to below, was a member of the House of Rep resentatives in 18G0-61, and was active ly engaged with Mr. Crittenden and others in resisting secession; but, after the call for seventy-five thousand men by the President of the United States, acted with his Stat9. Captain Martindale was informed by one of Mr. Boteler's daughters that the property was not her father's, but that of her mother having been conveyed to her many years since. She afterward sent word to General Hunter that all bo destroyed belonged to Mrs. Boteler, who was absent fjom home at the time. No one was there except Mr. Boteler's two daughters and their little grandchildren. We envy "not the man or men who can enjoy such wrongs. SnErpAKDsTowN, Jefferson Co., Va., July 20, 1SG1 Wednesday night. My Dear Sisters: I suppose you will have heard before this reaches you that our dear, beautiful home is in ashes. Yesterday just after dinner, Lizzie, her three little children and I being at home, fifleea sol diers of the first New York Cavalry, under Captiin Martindale, came with orders from General Iluuter to burn everything under roof of the places of A. R. Boteler and in twenty minutes after their arrival it would have been dangerous to enter the bouse. Of the furniture, we saved two little rock ing chairs and three other chairs from the porch. This is literally all. The barn, in I which wa stored all the hay just cut tbe servauts' house aud library, with the books, cabinet of minerals, valuable historical pa pers and documents all are gone. The meat house and dairy are still standing, as the wind blew from them. Writing this is harder work than I thought :t would be, after all I have goue through with. They piled np the furniture, and with camphene, otc, built the fire that has burn ed deep into our hearts. Nettie and I are at aunt Nannie's to-night; Lizzie and child ren at the Grove. Mrs. Lee has joined her husbaud, and Fountain Rock aud Bedford are both desolated. My heart aches to have such tcrriblu tidings of the dearest spot in all the world to you. I fear I loved it too much, but my greatest griefs is for our dar ling pareuts. We are young and can bear such changes better, but their life ties were formed and rivited there. I'll write mora in the morning, when fitter for it. How many will be sorry to hear all this! I read Hunter's orders myself had it in my hands and tried to keep it to send Papa, but it was taken out of my hands. Your devoted sister, TIPPE. A New Sttob of Religion. Some one, whose head is usually 'level,' has writteu out his ideas of religion as follows. It will do to read arid think about: We want a religion that goes into the family, and keeps the htisbind from being spitoiul when the dinner is late; keeps the wife from being spiteful when tho husband tracks the newly washed floor with his mud dy boots, and mkes the husband mindful of the scraper and door mat; amuses the children as well as instructs them; projects the honoyraoon into the harvest moon, and makes the happy hours like the eastern fig tree, bearing in its bosom at once the beauty of the tender blossom and the glory of the ripened fruit. We want a religion that not onlv bears on the sinfulness of sin, but on the rascality of the lying and stealing, a re ligion that banishes all small measures from the counters, small baskets from the stalls pebbles from cotton bags, clay from paper, sand from sugar, chicory from coffee, bear root from vinegar, alum from bread, lard from butter, strychnine from wine, and water from milch-cans. The religion that is to advance the world will not put all the big strawberries and peaches on top, and all the bad ones at the bottom. It will uot offer more basket ol wines thau the vineyards ever produced bottles. The religion that is to sanctify the world pays its debts. It does not consider forty cents returned for one hundred given, according to Gospel, though it is according to law. It looks upon the man who has failed in trade, and who con tinues Jto live- in luxury, as a thief. It looks upon a man who promises to piy , aud who fails to pay it on demand, with or without interest, as a liar. The Shadows of Childhood. God bless tho little children, wo like their bright eyes, their happy faces, their winning waya.their rosy dreams! Nothing seems to weigh down th eir buoyaut spirits loug; misfortune mav fall to their lot. but the shadows it casts up on their life-path aro fleeting as the clouds that come and go in the April sky. Their future may, perchance.appear dark to others, but to their tearless gaze it looms u p brilliant aud beautiful as the walls of a fairy palace. There are no tear3 which a mother's gentle hand cannot heal, no anguish which the sweet murmuring of her soft, low voice can not soothe. The warm, generous impulses of their nature have not been fettered and cramped by the cold formalities of the world; they have not yet learned to vail hollow hearts with false smiles, or hide the basest purpose beneath honeyed words. Neither are they constantly on the alert to search out our faults and foibles with Argus eyes, on the contrary, they exercise that blessed charity which "thinketh no evil." Character of a Coquette. The coquette who courts every man, and the modest wo man whom every man courts are certainly two distinct creatures The one may please us, but the other exacts our homage. Tbe one attracts our fancy," like a painted but- ternv, tne otner excites our cupidity, use a precious gem. The one we like to waste timo with, the other we desire to possess. If every woman who plays the coqutte's part could only truthfully ascertain, and clearly analyze, the sentiments she inspires in the bosoms of those she labors so diligently to captivate, we are afraid she would look on mankind with disgust and her own sex with detestation. The Country Store. In small country villages 'the store' is the prominent feature. It is usually on a cor ner, built of wood, and may be known by tha dry-goods boxes ostentatiously placed on the front step, denoting that the pro prietor has. heavy transactions with im porters and jobbers. Those boxes ar9 cap ital loafing-places on pleasant summer eveninzs, and many are the profound discus sions on local and national topics, politics, religion, &c, that have been carried on by the occupants of the box-seats. Along the side of the storo are exhibited some plows, a barrel of salt, and a few bunches of s'linglea. A broad cellar door at the side affords in gress to the cellar for barrels of pork, sugar, molasses, &c, an operation of which is greatly facilitated by means of a 'tackle,' as the boys call it, descending from a beam which protrudes from the roof. The junior clerk and the village boys amuse themselves by swinging on this tackle when the pro prietor has gone to the city with a load of eggs to ship away. It is called the corner store to distinguish it from the grocery of inferior pretensions across the street. When the proprietor," by strict attention to business, frugality and economy,gets a little 'forehanded;' he moves the wooden store back and builds a magnifi cent structure of red brick, has a new sign painted, and from that time on the store is known as the 'brick store.' The old wooded store offords room for merchandise of various kinds, including flour, fish, feathers, paper rags and old iron. 'Dicker' is the extensively practiced at the ! country store. Uarmers' wives bring in batter and eggs, and exchange them for calico and groceries. Frugal housewives preserve their feathers and paper rags, which serve the purpose of money at the store. The boys are the principal suppliers of old iron. They confiscate all superauuated stove plates or 'retired handirons they may find in or about the house, and exchange them at the store for powder and shot in squirrel time, or powder without shot when tbe Fourth of July is near at hand. Wick ed little boys sell iron at the front door, aud after it has been conveyed into the store house they slip around to the back door and steal it, to sell over again, thereby giving a cheerful impetus to trade and commerce. In every properly conducted store there is a department devoted to the sale of candy, raisins, figs, nuts, &c, which is the great attraction for the little country boy, whose mother permits him to accompany her to the village for the purpose of 'doing a little trading.' T'ae cunning store-keeper knows that a little candy lavished on the boy will prove a good investment, as the heart of a mother is qaickest reached thro' her child, and' he accordingly sweetens up little Johnny, graduating his liberality according to the nnmber of acres unincumbered farm ing land which father possesses, and the consequent value of the family custom. We remember that the sticks of gratuitous candy which the storekeeper thrust into our juvenile pockets were not only 'seldom,' but exceedingly abbreviated. Our paternal 'acre and a half didn't seom to dazzle the store keeper to an extent. The village children believe that every thing in the way of comfort or luxury is kept, at the store, and they accordingly look upon the storekeeper's children as the most favor e'd mortals on earth. The latter may have candy and sweetmeats just when they want them. They wear'store clothes' every day. The storekeeper's girl has the finest nd most richly dressed doll in the neighbor hood, and the storekeeper's boy has the handsomest sled and the best pair of skates, of any poy for miles around. How many a country boy has wished that bis father va3 a storekeeper. Frequently the proprietor of tho country store is a persou of considerable importance in nis neighborhood. We have known cases where he possessed the confidence of his neighborhoods to such an extent that they have elected him 'Town Clerk!' If by honesty industry and attention to business, he has elevated himself from the humble position of clerk to the dignity and importance of sole proprietor of tha brick store, the old settlers still call him 'Arthur,' if that is his given came, the same as thtey did when 83 a boy he weighed out sugar for them, and filled their molasses jugs, 'two and six.' A visit to the simple village in which one was 'raised,' afteran absence of years, during which the boy has become a man, dissipates many early impressions. The church looms not half so grandly; the village graen.which to your boyish imagination resembled a boaudless prairie, ou which you and your schoolmates used to chase tha imaginary buffalo, has dwindled to the proportions of a barren and scanty goose pasture, and the brick store on the corner, which onca p naared more magnifijant than Stewart's does bow, looks dingy and old, and the hand of time ha3 apparently hit it a severe rap on the ridgeboard, chucking it about half a story into the ground. Would you wish to live without a trial? Then you wish to die but half a man. Without trial you cannot guess at your own strength. Men do not learn to swim on a table; they must get into deep water, and buffet the surges. If you wish to understand their true character, If you would know their whole strength, of what they are cap able, throw them overboard! Over with them, if they are worth saving they will swim ashore themselves. Religious toleration is not among the traditions of Black Republicanism. Lineally descended from Praise-God Bare-Bones and Wrostle-with-the Lord of Cromwell's day, its genius is marked by malignant bigotry. It illustrated its descant a few day3 ago by denying a dying soldier iu tha hospital at Fort Schuyler the consolation of the min isterings of a clergymen of his own form of religious belief. The poor fellow had con tracted his death sickness in the service of the country; and though he called repeated ly fcr a priest, was allowed to die without religious rite or comfort, becau3a ho happen ed to have been a Roman Catholic. N. Y. News.. No Mothers in Novels. The fact basr recently been stated by a writer or modern novels and novelists, that few authors of fiction attempt to introduce to their works the character of a mother. Dickens ha$ very few in the many volumes which he' has written. None of Miss Bront's heroines have a mother; and even Sir Walter Scott ana Miss Edn character. 'The heroines of fiction have no mothers. There are exceptions, but they are rare. Tbe simnl r,t,i 'i-.t-. life furnish small sconn n, genius of writers, who aim not so much to instruct as to startle and amaze. No onef can have read novels without having had the conviction forced nnnn thn min secrecy and misunderstanding, not bo say .,Dv.Di,,.icUl uuueme every worK ot fiction. ' By an outspoken word or candid avowal at the truth, the long-drawn, torturin array of circumstances would melt into the air and the romances be turned into realty of daily life. This,' necessity of deception doubtless bas much to do with the ex pulsion of mothers from the pages of novels. The heroine must remain the vic tim of attentions and sufferings from which do one has authority or power to free her. But still stronger causa for the omis ion exists in the fact that ah.rninan,,, be suffered to act out.without restraint.those natural impulses and wild passions of her heart which any mother, howgver worldly, grieves to behold exemplified in a daughter. Liberty of speech and liberty of action are inseparable from the brilliant heroine of sensation novels. She could never be sub jected for a moment to the gentle check of - - V a uiomota presence ana loving glance. Thus the mother is dispensed with as an element qui'o too dull and commonplace to be compatible with popular taste. Wm. C. Bryant, the aged poet-editor of the New ifork EveniDg Post, gives the fol lowing sensible advice to a yoting man who offered him an article for publication; My young friend, I observed that yoii have used several French expressions ifl your articles. I think, if yon will study the English language, that you will find if capable of expressing all tbe ideas that you may have. I have always found it so; and in all that I have written I do not recall an instance when I was tempted to use a for eign word, but that on searching, I found (f better one in my own language. Lincoln's Programme. The New Yorle Freemen's Journal in an article on the peace negotiations at Niagara Falls, gives the fol lowing as Lincoln's programme for tho Presidency. It is truth: .1. A disgraceful war, rather than an hon orable peace! 2. The extermination of white men, un der the delusive pretext of freeing black barbarians! 3. The supervision of Constitutional liber ty, and war on all who uphold it! 4. The beggaring and humiliation of the of the Northern States. 5. Finally, a shameful peaca, based, not on an honorable agreement as to rfght3, but on a confessed impotency, to carry on tbfff war! Let the word travel from town to town,' from farm to farm, from hill-top to bill-top let it penetrate every recess of these States! Lincoln and Seward iustrumenttf chosen by God lor our chastisement, because no vil r instruments could be found, have announced their purpose. It is; Destruction, not Preservation! Tearing down, not Building up! Bayonets, not Laws! Despotism Perpetuated, not Institutions' restored. Woman's body is the pearl-oyster j whether it be brilliant or rough, the pare pearl within alone gives it value. Tea is now taxed twenty-five cents per pound. Our nation had a war once over the tea tax, and will soon have another one for the same cause.' As our devil was going home with his' sweet-heart, a few evenings since, she said! to him- , 'Jack. I fear I shall never get to heaven!' 'Why?' asked the knight of the ink-keg; 'Because,' said she, with! a melting look,- 'I love the devil so well.' 'Wuo Dares do more than may becoh'b a Man is None.' If there wares' man in' the North invested with power to annihilate every man in arms for Southern indepen dence, it mighthumiliate him very much in the eyes of the ferocious ghouls who are' clamoring for war, if he should tell them1 that he could perform a far more acceptable service to his God by giving a morsel of bread, or a enp of cold water to one of his" needy creatures! Yet he could tell them" so' and tell a truth as simple as it ts sublime. Those who are in favor of a war elf 'subju gation' may find it of use to them to in quir6 to themselves if they would be wil ing to assume the whole responsibility of the' work they are assisting to accomplish anct agree to answer for the same to God and history! We venture to say thatno one fct a fool or a monster would thus encumber himself, to his peril; yet, to share in the' risks and responsibilities ineurred where there are so many to divide them, is regar ded as too small amatterto present to con science orj to be required to answer .for. It may be of service to all such to remind them, that there will be at least one child North, and one South, made fatherless by this war to accuse each of them, and that Christ hassaid, in speaking of little children' that 'whosoever offendeth one of these little' onesoffendeth me.' Beware of such offen ces. It is better to be called a 'Copper bead' than an infidel; better to be esteemed! a traitor to couutry than to God.- A negro boy was put up at auction by hitf mother in Hudson, N Y , recently and waaf bought by a lawyer for $1,000.' A cotemporary calls Ben. Butler beast of the Geld." Of what field?. Not of the field of battle, surely, for Ben. Butler was5 never vet caught in such a place.'