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'TELL THEM TO OBEY THE LAWS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. "-Last Words of Stephen a: Doroias.
TmBZLST-A., OHIO, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEE 8, 186:
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Poetry for the Hour.
THE FUGITIVE FROM DRAFT.
TrarentieOH the Ward of O Cinqvt Tbrit.
A mist was driving down the Chicago river,
The day was jnst begun.
And able bodied men were seen to shiver
In the hot rising sun.
They glanced on flowing flags and flaunting steam
ers, And the white sales of ships,
And gating wistfully on out-going steamers,
Hailed them with feverish lips.
Lake street, "Water, Randolph, State and Dear
born, Were all alert that (iny.
And many man, to an inherent fear born,
Wanted to get away,
Awake all night, they had anticipated
An order telegraphed
From Washington, and duly circulated.
Forthwith to draft.
And now tliey strolled at sunrise from their sta
tions, Toward the Court house square.
Each answering each, with sullen salutations.
As they met there.
Down by the lake, all taking up the burden,
Replied the crowded shore.
As if to summon back the fleeting " skcared" ones
Who left the day before.
Him shall no sunshine from the field of azure,
ICo drum bent from the wall,
No morning gun from any fort s embrazure,
Be able to recall.
Tor in the night, unEecu, he hastened toward
The shores of Canada,
Hated of man, and designated " coward,"
There lot him stay.
He cassed into Old England's big sheep pasture,
Along the sickly strand ;
And as he entered, damper grew and nastier
The sneak-iaviling land.
Meanwhile, recruiting neither paused cor waited.
The sun rose bright o'erhcad;
But all the morning papers intimated.
That a mean sneak had Sel C.'iicugo TaiL
THE DRAFT AT BALDINSVILLE.
BY ARTEMUS WARD.
Ir I'm drafted I shall resign.
' Deeply grateful for the expected Lonor
thus coofered upon me, I shall feel compe'L-d
to resign the position in favor of sum more
worthy person. Modesty is what ails me.
That's what keeps me under.
I meanter-say, I shall bar to resign if I'm
drafted everywheres I've bin inrold. I must
now, furinstuns, be inroled in upward of 200
different towns. It I'd kept on trarelin I
hould Lav eveniooally becum a Biigede, iu
which case I sould hav .held a meetin' and
elected myself a Brigadeer-ginral quite unan
imisa. I hadn't no idea there was so many
of me before. But, serisly, I concluded to
stop txhibitio', and make tracks for Balding
My only daughter threw herself onto my
boosuni, and said, "It is me faytherl I thank
the gods I"
She reads the Ledger.
" Tip us yer bunch, of fives, old faker !''
said Artemus, Jr. He reads the Clipper.
My wife was to the towin' circle. I knew
she and the wimin folks was bavin' a pleas
ant time slanderin' the females of other sow
in' circels, (which like wise met that arter noon,
And was doubtless enjoyin theirselves ekally
well in slanderin' the fust-named circle,) an'
I didn't send for her. I alius like to see peo
ple enjoy theirselves.
My son Orgustus was playiu' onto a floot,
Orgustus is a etiereal cuss. The twins was
buildin' corn-houses in a corner of the kitchen
It'll cost some postage stamps to raise this
iam'ly and yet il'ud go hard with the old
man to lose any lambs of the flock. .
An old bachelor is a poor critter. lie
may have Leard the skylark or (What's near
ly the same thiDg) Mis Kelogg and Carlotty
Tatti singjbe may have hearn O'.e Bull fiddle,
and all the Dodworths toot, an' yet he don't
know nothin' about music the real, genuine
thing the music of the laughter of happy,
well-fed children ! And you may ax therr
father home to dinner, feelin werry sure
there'll be no spoons missin' when he goes
away. Sich fathers never drop tin five cent
pieces into the contribution bgx, nor palm
aboe-pegs off onto blind bosses for oats, nor
kedaddle to British sile when their country's
in danger nor do anything which is really
mean. ' I don't 1neau to intimate that the
old bachelor is up to little games of this sort,
not at all, but I repeat, he's a poor critter.
He don't live here, he only stays. lie ought
to 'pologize on behalf' of his parienia, for be
in' here at all. The happy married man dies
in good stile at home, surrounded by his
weeping wife and children. The old bachelor
don't die at all he sort of rots away, like a
My townsmen was sort o' demoralized.
There was a evident to evade the draft as I
observed with sorror, and patriotism was be
low Tar and Mar, too. (A jew desprit). I
hadn't no sooner sot down on the piazza of
the tavorn than I saw sixteen hossman, ridin,
four abrest, wendin' their way up the street-
" What's them ? Is it cavalry ?"
" That," said the landlord, " is the stage
Sixteen able-bodied citizens has lately bought
the stage line 'tween here and Scootsburg.
That's them. They're stagedrivers. Stage
drivers is exempt I"
I saw that each stage-driver carried a letter
in his left hand.
" The mail is heavy, to-day," said the land
lord. " Gin'rally they don't have more'n half
a dozen letters 'tween 'em. To-day they've
got one apiece I Bile my lights and liver ?"
" And the passengers ?"
" There ain't any, skacely now-days," said
the landlord, " and what few there is, very
much prefer to walk, the roads is so rough.''
"And how is it with you?'' I inquired of
the editor of the Bugle Horn of Liberty, who
sot near me. ' ' . I
" I can't fro,'4 he said, thakin' his head in a
wise way. " Ordinarily I should delight to
wade in gore, but my bleeding' country bids
me stay at home. It is imperative that I re
main here for the purpose of aniiouiiciu' from
week to week, that our Govtrmettt is ubout
to tale vigorous measures to put doun the re
I strolled into the Tillage oyster-saloon,
where I found Dr. Schwazen, a leadin' citi
zen, in a state of mind which showed that
he'd bin histin' in mor'n his share of pizen.
" Hello, old Beeswax,'' he bellered; ' How's
yer grandninm ? When you g(in' to feed
your stuffed aninii's?'
"uh.its the matter with the eminent
physician ?" I pleasantly inquired.
" This," he said ; 'this is what's the matter.
I'm a habitooal drunkard ! I'm exempt I'
" Do you see them beans, old man ?" and
he pinted to a plate before hiin. "Do you
see 'em V"
" I do. They are a cheerful fruit when
"Well," said he, 'I hain't eat ary thing
since last week. I eat beans no t because I
eat beans then. I never mix my Tittles!''
" It's quite proper that you should eat a
little smhin' once in a while," I said. "It's
a pood idee to occasionally instruct the stnni
inick that it musn't depend excluosivey on
licker lor i's sustainance."
"A blessin," he cried, "blessin' onto the
hed of the man what invented beans. A
blessin' onto his hed !"
"Which his name is G ikon ! He's a first
family of Boston," said I.
This is a specimen of how things was goiu'
m my place of residence.
A few was true blue. The fchoolmaster
was among 'em. He greeted me warmly.
He said that I was welcome to those shores.
He said I hav a massive mind. It was grati-
fym, he said, to see that great intelleck stalk
ing in their midst once more. I have before
had occasion to notice this schoolmaster. He
is evidently a young man of far more than
The schoolmaster proposed that we should
git up a mass meetin. The meeting was
largely attended. We held it in the open
air, round a roarin' bonfire.
The schoolmaster was the first orator. He's
pretty good on the speak. He also writes
well, his composition bein' seldom marred by
ingramatticisms. He said that this great in
activity surprised him. " What do you ex
pect will come of this kind of doin's? Nihil
"Hooray for Nihil 1" I interrupted 1 Fellow-
citizens, let's give three cheers for Nihil, the
man who fit!'
The schoolmaster turned a little red, but
repeated "Nihil fit."
" Exactly," I said, Nihil fit. He wasn't a
"Our venerable friend," said the school
master, smilin' pleasantly, " isn't posted in
' No, I don't know. But if he's a him
able-bodied man he must stand his little
The schoolmaster wound up in eloquent
style, and the subscriber took the stand.
I said that the crisis had not only cum its
but it had brought all its relations. It has
cum, I said, willi a evident intention of ma
kin' us a good long visit. It's goin to take
its things and stop with us. My wife says
too. If the Federal army succeeding in
takin' Washington, and to seem to be advanc
ing that way pretty often, I shall say it is
strategy, and Washington will be safe. And
that noble banner, as it were that banner as
were will be a emblem, or rather, I should
say, that noble banner as it were. My wife
says so too. (I got a little mixed up here, but
they didn't notice it. Keep mum.) Fellow
citizens, it will be a proud day for this Re
public when Washington is safe. Gloucester,
Massachusetts, is safe, Gen. Fremont is there.
danger of Gloucester Massachusetts as
long as Gen. Fremont is there. And may
day be not far distant when I can say the
same of Washington. But if it is saved, it
be by strategy. Vermont will soon be
safe. Gen. Thelps is comiu home. Let us
rejoice that Vermont is about to be safr.
wife says so too.
The editor of the Bugle Horn of Liberty
here arose and said : " I do not wish to in
terrupt the gentlemen, but a important dis
patch has just bin received at the telegraph
office here. I will read it. It is as follows :
" Government is about to take vigorous meas
ures to put down this rebellion ?" Loud ap
plause. That, said I, is cheering. That's soothing.
And Washington will be safe. Sensation.
Philadelphia is safe. General Patterson's in
Philadelphia. But my heart bleeds particly
for Washington. My wife says so too.
There's money enough. No trouble about
money. 1 hey ve got lots of hrst-class bank
note engravers at Washington (which place
I regret to say, is by no means safe) who
turn out two or three cords of money a day
ood money too. " Goes well. These bank
note engravers make good wages. I expect
that they lay up property. They are full of
Union sentiment. There is consibcrable Un
ion sentiment iu Virginny, more specially
among the honest farmers of the Shenandoah
valley. My wife says so too.
Then it isu't money we want But we do
want men, and we must haTe hem. We must
carry a wherhvind of fire among the foe. We
must cruh the ungrateful Rebels who are
poundin' the . Goddess of Liberty over the
head with slung-shots, and stabbiu' her with
stolen knives ! Wre must lick'em quick. We
must introduce a large number of first-class
funerals among the people of the South.
Betsy says so too.
This war hain't well managed. We all
know that. What then ? We are all in the
same boat if the boat goes down, we all
go down with her. Hence we must all fight.
It ain't no use to talk now about who caused
the war. That's played out. The war is up
on us upon us all and we must all fight
We can't " reason" the matter with the foe
only with steel and led. Wrhen, in the glare
of the noonday sun, a speckled jackass bold
ly and maliciously kicks ovet a peanut standi
do we " reason" with him ? I guess not And
why "reason" with those other Southern
people who are trying to kick over the Re
public. Betsy, my wife says so too.
I have great confidence in A. Linkin. The
old fellow's heart is in the right place, and
his head is clear. There's bin sum queer do
in's by some of his deputies civil and mili
tary but let it pass. We must save the
Union. And don't let us Wait to be drafted
The Republic is cur mother. For God's sake.
don't let us stop to draw lots to see which of
us shall go to the rescue of our wounded and
bleeding mother. Drive the assassins from
her throat drive them into the sea! And
then, if it is worth while, stop and argue
about who caused all this in the first place.
You've heard the showman. You've heard
my wife, too. Me and Betsy is one.
The meetin' broke up with enthusiasm.
We shan't draft in Ealdinsville, if we can
help it. Vanity Fair.
As interesting discovery has recently been
made at Pompeii. In one of the rooms of a
house was found a heap of silver and copper
coins, five hundred or more iu number, which
ha3 been tied up in a bag. At the same time,
and near the same spot, were found two large
shears, and a horse-mill of the ordinary de
scription, together with a little heap of corn,
the grains though somewhat shrivelled, fully
preserving their shape and but little dimin
ished in size.
On the next morning the exertions of the
excavators were rewarded by the discovery
of an oven, the mouth ef which was closed by
large iron door. On opening the door, there
came to view the entire batch of loaves, such
they were deposited in the oven seventeen
hundred and eighty-three years ago. They
were eighty-two in number, and in all char
acteristics except weight and color, precisely
they came from the baker's hand. Previ
ous to this time, but two loaves had been dis
covered. These loaves are circular, about
nine inches in diameter, rather flat and inden
ted (evidently with the elbow) in the center;
but they are slightly raised at the sides, and
divided by deep lines radiating from the cen
ter into eight segments. They are of a deep
brown color, and hard, but exceedingly light.
The scoop with whicn the loaves were placed
the oven, was also discovered.
A witiTEit in the Boston Post says of lint :
Every ounce of lint sent to the army does
mischief. Its only use is to cover up the
blunders of bad surgery. It is seldom used
the best Surgeons here. In the army it is
crowded into wounds by men who know no
other way to stop hemorrage, and there it
remains till it becomes filled with filth and
maggots. It retains the discharges till they
putrefy, and produces intolerable steuch.
The termination of its work is the death of
The number of Slaves to be emancipated
under the President's Proclamation, is, accor
ding to the census of 1800, as follows: Ala
bama, 435,132 ; Arkansas, 111,104; Florida,
61,753 ; Georgia, 462,232 ; Louisiana, 333.-
010; Mississippi, 436,606 ; North Carolina,
331,081; South Carolina, 402.541; Tennessee,
275,784; Texas, 180,682 ; Eastern Virginia,
5,000. Total, according to the census of
18G0, 3,405,015. The natural increase will
probably make the aggregate at the present
time about 3,500.000. . ;
A Soloier's OriKioji. A volunteer in the
Union army writes home that Congress at
last session only left one thing undone,
that was to make the d d cigger a legal
tender. Wayneebwy Jf'Mcngtr.
Extraordinary Bank Robbery.
Thi subjoined letters, extracted from En
glish papers of May last, would be unworthy
of notice at the present day but for the extra
ordinary nature ef the incident to which they
refer. Even now they will not be without
interest to many readers, as relating the par
ticulars of a criminal enterprise of surpassing
audacity in its conception, and of success in
Gkkoa, Mat 1. This city has been thrown
info the greatest excitement by a robbery,
perfectly unparalleled for its magnitude and
audacity, which has just been committed on
M. B. Tarodi and Son, the well-known bank.
ers. To-day at half-past one o'clock a band
of armed men entered Mr. Parodi's bank,
situated in Strada Nouva, one of the most
frequented thoroughfares, and overpowered
and tied down to their desks all the clerk;.
who were seated in one large room with their
employers, these latter being treated in the
same manner; and while some of the intru
ders held their captives still with loaded pis
tols and drawn knives held to their throats,
the others coolly made a clear sweep of all
the notes and cash within reach. The sum
taken amounts to 735.000f.t Messrs. Parodi
having unfortunately the habit of keeping
their balances on their own premises in pref
erence to depositing them at the bank. While
the process of rifling was going on, two or
three customers happened to enter the bank,
and were secured and gagged by the burg
lars, who, after having emptied out the tills
safes, left the office quietly by twos and threes,
in the same way as they came, so as not to
excite suspicion in the streets. So complete
was the success of the whole maneuver that
the alarm was not given till some time after
the last of the robbers had disappeared, when
one of the clerks succeeded in freeing himself
from his fastenings, and ran out to inform the
neighbors of the fact. It must be understood
that the office is situated on the top floor of
M. Parodi's palazzo, and quite at the back, so
that even if any of the clerks had had the
time or courage to shout for help, their cries
would probably have passed unnoticed. M.
Parodi, the head of the firm, is at present in
the hands of his medical attendant, his frame
having suffered a most severe shock from the
effects of the outrage, and, as he is old and
feeble, it is feared that the consequences may
Tl'hin, Mat 4. Nothing ha3 yet occurred
that gives any hope of discovering the perpe
trators of the extraordinary robbery commit
ted in Genoa on the first of this month.. The
facts are these : The banking-house of Par
odi, the richest banker in Genoa, is not far
from the post-office, in the Via Nuova, one of
the main thoroughfares in the city, and al
ways full of traffic On the last two days of
April Signor Parodi was repeatedly visited
by an elegantly dressed stranger, who desired
information respecting a loan, and as to the
mode in which a large sum might be remit
ted from Rome. At 2 P. M. on the 1st of
May Signor Parodi was engaged, witli his son
and eight clerks, in receiving payments and
deposites, when the same person presented
himself again, accompauied by another in
traveling costume. Recognizing him at once,
Parodi told him he had not been able to pro
cure the required information. "Thanks,"
replied the stranger, " but this is not my pre
sent business." At the same time two other
persons, dressed nearly in the same style,
came in, whilst another pair appeared at the
entrance and took post there.. One of the
first four then produced a big foil of silk cord,
and all the six drew from their pockets either
double-barrelled pistols or daggers. "Sil
ence 1" cried the leader of the gang, " the j
first that stirs or speaks is a dead man, and"
clapping his pistol to the banker's breast
" we shall begin by killing Signor Parodi ;
but if no one budges we shall do no harm to
any one ; we only want the money." None
of the ten dared to move ; they were petri
fied. Then two of the gang, having tied
every man's hands behind his back with the
silk cord, led him into the adjoining room,
and, making him sit down on the ground,
tied his legs together, the leader meanwhile
keeping his postol at Signor Parodi's breast,
and another of the gang standing, pistol in
hand, at the door of the inner room. The ten
prisoners being thus bound, each of them had
his mouth stopped with a cravat But mean
while other persons came to the bank on
business, and these were attended to by the
pair who were posted at the entrance door
The moment they stepped in they were si
lenced in the same way, led into the inner
room, and bound and gagged, as the others
had been before them. Seven were thus
served, among whom was a postman, who
brought sixty thousand francs in bank notes,
which were overlooked by the robbers. These
primary operations having been accomplished,
four of the robbers remained on guard, whilst
the other two sacked 700.000 francs in notes,
and 100.000 francs in gold. Content with
this booty, they kissed the banker's son on
forehead, telling him to cheer up, but to keep
silence for at least ten minutes longer, and
away they went quite coolly, in .sight of a
great number of persons in the courtyard and
the street. They separated at once, and dis
appeared in various directions, but without
running or doing any thing else that could
excite suspicion. A quarter of an hour after
wards a rumor of the affair began to spread,
crowd to gather, and the police to make in
quiries, but all to no purpose : nobody could
give any account of the criminals. Notice
was given by telegraph to all the railway
stations, and all the outward bound vessels
were examined, but not a tracs of the six
thieve could be discovered
I hive just re-'
turned from Genoa, where I left every one
confounded and dismayed at this astounding
event, which is there regarded as a public
misfortune. It appears that the robbers were
adepts in such affairs, and their accent seem
ed to indicate that they were from Central
Italy, either from Bologna or Faenza that is
to say, pupils of the Papal Government.
America in the Great Exhibition.
Ths American Court is lately becoming one
of the most popular nooks in the building; it
is crowded excessively most of the time, and
the cow-milker, the clothes-drier, and the pa
per-rag machine, threaten to rival the jewelry
cases in attraction. The clothes drier is an
ingenous and characteristic Yankee-notion.
There is a fixed standard from which arms ex
tended, something like the ribs of an invert
ed umbrella, the cords on which the clothes
hang running from one to another at intervals.
This whole framework is moveable, sliding up
and down the standards, and stopping at any
point desired with very slight exertion of
strength on the part of the operator, and fold
ing up like an umbrella, to be stowed away
when not in use. It is in constant operation,
with an American representing the clothes to
be dried. When the frame is " drawn up to
its full highth" and gyrating rapidly, it exer
cises a very collective influence on the crowd;
so much so that many go away disappointed
from an attempt to see what is going ou be
low it Those who are fortunate enough to
obtain a view of its operations are satisfied
that the neat little " clothes-wringer" exhibit
ed there, almost supersedes the necessity for
any other drying apparatus. By turning a
crank, (and it is all the same whether this be
a cambric handkei chief or a counterpane), is
passed between two gutta percha rollers and
the water so effectually squeezed out that
there is scarcely a perceptible feeling of mois
ture left in it The " Cow-Milker" U over
whelmed with orders, and the patent has been
sold, it is said, for a very large sum. Ar. Y.
Voted it Upside Down.
We have heard a good story, told by a son
of Erin's Isle, which is worth repeating:
Some two years ago there was quite a strug
gle between two certain prominent Demo
crats of Weaverville, as to which should go
delegate to the State Convention. The even
ing prior to holding the County Convention,
Judge M and Squire J , each had
ballots printed with the names of their friends j
upon them. The Judge's delegates Were
beaten, and before retiring he consoled him
self by loading his hat with bricks. Next
morning, in good season ; acting upon the
principle that " a hair of the dog is good for
the bite." Just a3 he was calling for the de
coction, Billy McBlarney stepped into the
saloon and saluted the Judge, when the fol
lowing dialogue ensued :
" The top o' the morning to ye, Judge. And
the murtherin thaves bate us last night entire
ly, the curse o' the world light on them !"
" Good morning, Billy. Yes, the Squire
wa3 rather heavy. But I say. Billy, I under
stand yon voted against me. How is that ?"'
" Billy McBlarney voted against ye ! The
lyin' spalpeens 1 By me sowl, Judge, I'd
rather have me whisky stopped for a year
than to do that same thing.
" What ticket did you vote, Billj ?"
"And sure; I voted the ticket wid yer
honor's name on the top av it"
" But, Billy, my name was last on the list,
at the bottom."
This was rather a puzzler to Billy; he
scratched his head, for an instant, then sud
denly exclaimed :
" Bad luck what a fool I am ? vjtcd my
ticket upside down "'
The Judge immediate!' ordered an eye
opener for Billy ; he fairly beat hiiu on the
examination. Trinity (Cat.) Journal.
A California dispatch of the 24th ult, says
that the Superior Court of that State ha de
cided that the poll-tax of $2 50 per month
on every Chinaman in the State is constitu
tional A sword, valued at 2,000, will be
sent to Gen. Hooker by his California admir
ers. About $50,000 have 9kea collected in
San Francisco for the relief of wounded sol
diers, since the remittance east of the first
$100,000. The movement continues unabat
ed, and other portions of the State have be
gun the good work in earnest.
Vert Poor. A trifling fellow won the af
fections of the daughter of an honest Dutch
man of some wealth. On asking the old man
for her, he opened with a romantic speech
about his being " a poor young man," &e.
"yah, yah," said the old man, " I knows all
about it; but you ish a littlo too poor you
has neither money nor character.
Si'ate Fair The receipts at the late State
Fair amounted to $16,800, including the
Clevelaud subcaription. The expenses were
$15,500, leaving a balance of $1,300.
Redel Orthography-. In a recent rebel
letter, a gifted son of the South speaks of a
fight on the " perninchclcr."
Simeon Draper of New Yor! has been ap
pointed PrcTost-Marshal-General of the Uni
ted States, under the recent order of War
Department creating such an ffice. The of
fice is one of great importance.
Oxh of Governor Andrew's "swarms" is
requested to leave the highways and byways
and go to Worcester to help fill up the quota
that noisy abolition city. Boston Post.
Tbe Oregon Legislature has memorialized
Congress for arms and munitions for the de
fense of the State, and an iron-clad rtil at !
the mouth of th Columbia.
The President's Proclamation.
Os first reading this proclamation, we sup
posed that it refsred to the 6th section of the
confiscation act, and proclaimed what the
President understood to be the legal effect of
his previous proclamation founded on that sec
tion. This in all conscience would have been
bad enough. On reading the proclamation
second time, however, we perceived that it
makes no reference to the 6th section of the
confiscation act; and, upon examining this
section itself, we perceived that its subject-
matter ;, difri,rent f tjat of t,ie proc,ama.
tion, the former relating to all the property of
rebels in any State, while the latter relate:
expressly and exclusively to all the slaves in
the States in rebellion. It thus appears that
the proclamation is not and does not assume
to be founded on the confiscation law or any
other law. It is evidently an arbitrary act of
the President as Commander-in-Chief of the
Army and Navy of the Union. In short, it
is a naked stroke of military necessity !
We shall not stop now to discuss the char
acter and tendency of this measure. Both
are manifest The one is unwarrantable as
the other is mischievous. The measure is
wholly unauthorized and wholly pernic?iou.
Though it cannot .be executed in fact, and
though it3 execution probably will never be
seriously attempted, its moral influence will
be decided and purely hurtful. So far as its
own pnrpose is concerned, it is a mere hnttum
fuhnen, but it will prove only too effectual for
the purposes of the enemy. It is a gigantic
usurpation, unrelieved by the promise of a
solitary advantage however minute and faint,
but, on the contrary, aggravated by llm me
nace of great and unmixed evil.
Kentucky cannot and will not acquiesce in
this measure. Never! As littls will she al
low it to chill her devotion to the cause thus
cruelly imperilled anew. The government
our lathers framed is one thing, and a thing
above price; Abraham Lincoln, the tempo
rary occupant of the executive chair, is an
other thing, and a thing of comparatively lit
tle worth. The one is an individual, the saud
ot whose official existence are running fast
and who, when his official existence shall end,
will be no more or less than any other indi
vidual. The other is a grand political struc
ture, iu which is contained the treasures and
the energies of civilization, and upon whose
lofty and shining doue, seen from the shores
of all climes, center the eager hopes of man
kind. What Abraham Lincoln as Pre-ident
does or fails to do may exalt or lower our es
timate of himself but not of the great and
beneficent Government of which he is but the
temporary servant The temple is not the
less sacred and precious because the priest
lays an unlawful sacrifice upon the altar. The
loyalty of Kentucky is not to be shaken by
any mad act of the President If necessary,
she will resist the act, and aid in holding the
actor to a just and lawful accountability, but
she will never lift her own hand against the
glorious fabric because he has blindly or
criminally smitten it. She can not be so false
to herBell as this. She is incapable of such
guilt and folly.
The President has fixed the first of next
January as the time for his proclamation to
go into effect. Before that time the North
will be called upon to elect members of Con
gress and the new Congress will assemble.
We believe that the proclamation will strike
the people of the North in general with amaze
ment and abhorrence. We know it. We ap
peal to them to manifest their righteous de
testation by returning to Congress none but
the avowed and zealous adversaries of this
measure. Let the revocation ot tne proclama-1
tion be made the overshadowim? issue, and I
m w I
let tne voice 01 the peopat the polls, follow
ed by the voice of their representative in
Congress, be heard in such tones of remon
strance and of condemnation that the Presi
dent, aroused to a sense of his tremendous er
ror, shall not hesitate to withdraw the meas-
ure. The vital interests of the country de-.
mand that the proclamation shall be revoked,
the sooner the better, and, until it is revoked,
every loyal man should unite m vigorously
working for its revocation. If the President
by any means is pressed away from the con
stitution and his own pledge, be must be
pressed back again and held there by the
strong arm of the people.
The game of pressnre is one that two can
play at ; and it is no slight reproach to the
conservative men of the county that hereto
fore they have not taken their lair shake in
this game as played at the national capifol.
The radicals have been allowed to have the
game too much to themselves. We hope
this reproach will now be wiped away. Lou
The editor of the Louisville Journal ought
to be ashamed of himself. Hear him :
"Beware, O ye rebel women! least the
fierce fire iu your bosoms sets in a blaze the
cotton in the same charming region."
Up to September 25ih, twenty-four prize
1 . . 1 i. T1 1 . 11. 1 - . . 1 . 1 '
at n , .t of 1!S 7U 9.1 TTalf .hi, i
nun nff.n nrniiiriiL iiuu I x( H niu t mm Kit 11 i
money goes to the Government for marine j
hosnital and nension Th ,w l
hnM i flK'MprI nro rni.t omr.r'r frit nf7I.'r5
and crew making the capture. !
Thi late reconnoitering parties which have
scoured the country in every direction from
Washington, on the Virginia side of the Po
tomac, have not only demonstrated that no
rebels are in force near Wellington but they
have captured a large cumber of prisoners '
and war material. Among the things cap- j
tured was a piece of artiliery and a quantity
of muskets, by one of Sigti's effirer. nerr
line ha.'!-ftV1 cf B'llI Ru:i
Where Are You Going!
As anecdote is told of Finney, the "'reviv
alist,'' and a canalman, to the following ef
He was "holding forth" in Rochester, and
in walking along the canal one day, came
across a boatman who was swearing furiou?
ly. Marching up, he confrouted him, and
rather abruptly asked :
"Sir, do you know where you are going?
The u isuspecting man innocently replied
that be was going up the canal on the boat
" No, sir, you are not." r.mtinued Finney.
" You are going to hell, faster than a canal
boat can carry you."
The boatman looked at him with astonish
ment for a moment, and then returned the
"Sir, do you know where you are going?"
" I expect to go to heaven."
"No, sir! yon are going right into the
And, suiting the action to the word, he
took Finney in his arms and tossed him into
the murky waters, where he would have
drowned, had not the boatman relented and
fished him ou.
Young Fox and Old Goose.
Ax infirm old gentleman was fonud by a
rogne. moaning s idly at something lost
"What's the matter, sir?" said the fellow. '
' Oh, sir' a villain has just stole my 'gold
laced hat from my head, and ran away with;
"Why don't you run after him?" asked
:l Bless my heart, sir, I can't run at ail
can hardly walk."
" The deuce you can't said the rogue, " and '
he stole your hat ?"
' "Yes he did, sir."
" And you can't run 7" .
" Not L"
' Nor catch hiin ?'
"Then here goes for your wig?" and ac
cordingly, pulling off that thatch for the.
head, the fellow went off like a shot, and the
old gentlemau was left as bald as a coote.
A Silll. Not long since a lot of us I am
an H. P.. " high private," now were quar
tered in several wooden tenements, and iu
the inner room of one lay the corpvs of a
young Seec h officer, awaiting burial. The
news soon spread to a village not far off.
Down came teariii'' a sentimental and not
bad-looking specimen of a Virginia dame.
"Let me kiss him for his mother!" she -cried,
as I interrupted her progress. " Do let
me kiss him for his mother!''
" Kiss whom ?"
': The dear little lieutenant, the one who
lies dead within. Point him out to me, sir,
if you please. I never saw him, bu oh !"
I led her through a room in which Lieu
tenant , of Philadelphia, lay stretched
out on an upturned trough, fast asleep. Sup
posing hira to be the "article" sought for,
she rushed up and exclaiming, " Let me kisa
hiin for hi3 mother," approaching her lips to
his forehead. What waj her amazement
when the "corpse," ardently clasping its
arms around her, returned the salute vigor
ously, and exclaimed: " Never mind the old .
lady, Miss, go it on your oven account. I
haven't the slightest objection."
A Baxskr Town". A friend in Equinunk,
Wayne county, Pa., writes us thus:
" This little backwoods village deserves a
ulace in the list of those that have done their
prlrt in the good work- At tlie last census
. i. i.: noa. i
popuuujuii oi uie vow iiMji a 300,
e t vote in 13G0 was 161 ; and the town has
sent 107 volunteers. It had representatives
at both battles of Bull Run, Dranesville.
Williamsburg, Richmond, Fair Oaks, Shilol ',
one five months in a Richmond prison, who
was exchanged, but another since taken U
l)ow tijer( and atlothcr was one of the crew
of t!je Carondolet when she ran the Island
Xj 10 i,atter;c3.
, 0 0( 01ir ciuzens. named Daniel Lester.
has eleven sons, nine of whom have cnlistedi
and a few days since the old man, although
past seventy years of age, signed a recruiting
officer's roll, was sworn in, and for a while '
w as under the pleasing impression that he
would be taken, and greatly disappointed
when the officer told him he could not I
could make out a long list of others too
young iu some cases, too old iu others that
few places in the country could show- a par
Merely a Suggestion. From the time
that Geneial McCIellan wa3 called to Wash
ington, in July, 18C1, until he was removed ,
Irom the post of General-in-Chief, our forces
were almost uniformly successful. After tha,
and so long as his plans were interfered with
by certain officials we do not say whom
we met with numerous reverse. When his -command
was reduced to less than a hundred
thousand men, our armv in Virginia was ; .
most Tnefully router!.
Now that the Get-
cral ha3 been G' unrestricted control of
Jie forces iu irginia and Maryland, victoneg
Tar. Cincinnatians, when their drinking
water Li too thick with mud, are in the habit
of filtering it through a cane-bottomed chair.
How many a neglected, huh-souled son of
genius, siis di.wn daily to the task of consi i-
'"S nci mending human hearts while hxs o-.vn
Sata? was a very yo ing snake when
tempted our parents with apples. H is
about six thousand yesrs o'.d noiv, and nv-r
c snsinc in his icans cf tempta'ioa.