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MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1864,
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iI AYSY II.LE.
The Ripening Corn.
IIow sweet to walk through the wbcatlamls
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
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
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" "'
" ' ' .. -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.
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
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down in the whirlpool 01 Uioou. oifticnuc
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.
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who never could find a g:rl to have him,
... Gtn cYiMisa his 'sincrla blesseduess'
bv the following insinuation against the am-
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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
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
14. Equality of the nigger recognized in j
the publis conveyances of the District of j
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
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
23. The Federal Government forbidden
to employ any man as a slave in any
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
Mr. Garrison makes out his case; but
there is another point what has Lincoln
and his Administration done for the white
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
2. The extermination of white men, un
der the delusive pretext of freeing black
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
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'
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.'
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