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|Joetru. IN MEMORIAM. BT L. wist. Fiercely I>IPW the rhllHng blaat. Th« giant trees, their barren lioibs Tossed to and fro. as if to catch The mantle of the uiotning wind : Boreas howled, as on his car he went, Fast sending over hill and plain : Green herbage, by the cruel frost was cropped ; And in the hollow or the vale, The seal and auburn leaves wpre heaped, Like windi<»w« In the hPivest fleld. December, stern, sat on his throne, And untiled to see the antics, V\hirb the wind-g'td played Amongst the things of earth. 'Twa* oo that bleaV December day, We parted with our brothers: I'arted,—yes, for to the wars Our brothers needs must^o. That war,—oh. how 1 (hudder yet To think of all the Ills It wrought, Of broken vows, of bloody lipids, Of mangled limbs, of cities sacked, Of dying braves, of lieroef dead, Of hearthstone® lone, of brok. n hearts, Of widow's sighi, of orphxn'- tear«, Of dungnon btrs, of prison pens, Of hunger, cold and storm. Atti ui »i an J death. Yes we parfd,— jlnd our hearts, with deepest sorrow, Swelled to overflowing: We felt like giving words of cheer, JBut erief had sunk them in our breasts, Too deep almost fur utterance fiudness bro<.dcd o'er our minds ; We felt us though the cypress crown. That decks the brow of death, had fell Athwart our very thrcshhold • Though thus »ad and sonow-Htricken, "Though we mournful were, and solemn; Vet a gleam ef pride came ni*hlng From Its chamber In our heart*; And it swelled up like a fountain, Sparkling o'er its eiher brim : Ye*.—with pride we viewed our brothers, 7fa merged lor the deadly strife. Proud of them * how oould we help It; A thousand other heart* beat high, W hen brave and n..b10 brothers left then,— Left them for the fluid of .Mars Oh, the glorious fleld ot M .rs' \Vhere beath reigns Lord and King, Where glory stands within the grasp, And passion riot rnns, bete crimson streams from brawny limbs Purl richlv out, t«. soak tue ground, To aggrnndi/e th«- fleld. Oiorious >iar«! the Music of the roaring storm, bile t«'*«ing Oceana mountain high, Whose broad, wit sheets, nil fiercely slap Against the rock hound shore, fcinks into lutigufflcnnce, Compared with thine. The ciintions loud tom.-ndons roar. The crashing shot the screaming shell, The charging squadrons thunde.ing trauip, The fierce inset, the mad recoil. The flying host, th« hot pursuit, The death shots filling thick and fast. The Oloody corpse, the mangb-d limb. The Silent prayer, the dying groitn, The bitter cone, the loud hurrah. tYriApire to make thv glorious fleld VA, l>eo Helium Mar,.' We glorie-l in the self denial of our brothers, — «llorTed in their braver v. ami Gloried in their zeal. The /.eal that led them forth to battle With the powers of treaty n ; W ho with malice stern m«l fierce. |lad taken up the buttle brand Against our lighteou* government, Kight man.nlly our brothers bore The patriotic steel : With loyal hearts, anil steady tramp, Thev marched ; with them we nunt <Our hopes ar.d prayers and tears : We honed that when the war w is «»'er. That called them from their childhood's home, That we'd into* tr.em, not in sorrow Isuch a* then each look expressed,- Hut in giadnert.*- heartfelt gpolness, Mixed with thankfulness i nd jfor : How we counted on the pleasure That would Come in aft««r days; Wbetl beside the deur old hearthstone, As in days of yore we -at. tYeshould sit, while they recounted Many a fierce and bloody fray, Many a want and many a trial, And of battle, fame and glory, Of that cruel, crtiel. war. Yea, we parted,—end th« Tuid, The empty void of time rolled on, Day*, and weeks, and mouths defended ; Kkftk into the deep vortex Of ages past and gime. At last the dreadful tidings came, A battle had been fought : par boys at Fair oaks met the foe: llrave Casey in advance was sent. His troops were few, and raw recruit* Composed lie bulk of his ill-fated band. Fcr da\s, in deadly duels fought The pb-ket bunds of either side ; A hellish eat fare ! worse to stand,— More trying far to mortal man,— Than all the courage of a hard f--tight fleld. 'Twas thus they fought, but Anally The storm burst forth in fiuy; The god of battle trod the earth, The ground beneath his flerv foet, <Bho<nr like a passing earthquake ; The air grew dark and vapors rolled Along the mountain tops , The cannon sent its crashing shot, The musketa rattled fie ce and wild, The leaping sabers gleattfd on high. They quivered, flaw bed and fell Like ligh'iiing from the cloud that rolled Atbwait the vault of ether. Tue foe, before the Union host Went surging like a broken wave Upon the sea of death. "At last there catne a sullen lull, A alien e i»:oidea o'er 'he fleld, -A sickening sense of dark despair deemed floatihg in the air above; *Twas momentary, ami the storm Ihirst "forth aoe% Tornado like The shafts of death were hurled . A nd this was -momentary too ; The stubborn foe was beaten back ; With rank* and broken band-. IVy wfnt fast flying from the Held ; firing reaaed, a shout rang load, The tloody field was won All this we heard; yet who were slain We knew not: dread susponae,— Ah I who could tell us who hud fallen there ; Where were our brothers dear— Where? had we had worlds at our command. We'd am-rtflced them all t'have known. Were they stretched on gory beds, Kenumbed and chilled in death ' Mad they stood the battle's slnK-k And catne forth crowned with laurels green? Or had they faltered, turned and fl.*d. Like cowards from the fleld? Thus we pondered and we wondered. Till along the heated wites Flashed ferth a measage; thun it read: 41 CASH'S MEN FLKD OFF utt iFlcd lilr poitriMinx .' can it be ! Oh ! the angul.-h that we suffered I Oh! the «hame,*thc deep disgrace If It werr so! We drooped our heads, •uid felt as though ourstlvo* More marks of treaaon. la it so ? we often axked ; It cannot he. we can t believe It: no— We'd sooner look f,.r star, to fall, Than to l>elieve onr brothers fultered •VrTthe-tace »>f any foe 'Thu» we thought and often reasoned ; And full S4H»n that imputation. Was tike dew drops, brushed away ; rbeolrwe heard, that like a whirlwind Cauie the rebels thousands atr ng,— Came like a |.*-.m ef destruction, .f*w«eping down •« Carey's baud ; TDoft-u on Casey's weak divhtioe, Down upon his raw recruit*, Wh«*r«.*nt by yrsot M'Clellan. 4>n that awful bloody day; All unsup,,„rt<-.1. unprotected. To begin (hat direful fray. 'Twaa then we k«»*a that blundering braggart, thk.t gunboat hero, FAMOI'M Jfor his boasti ng 112 M-,t that niesi-age, Though he knew not why he sent it,— Bent it forth So *ell creuti. n, That iha men of vet'ran Casey, Uad diareputaLdy fled. Thua it |R and alway* will be, A'hnn commanders lurk behind ; What roport to send, they know not, jKnoiriitg not, they go it blind. la the swamp and by the morass, Camped our aoldiers night and day *Thure inhaling dire malaria, Scores to fever fall a prey ; was one fund brother stricken, W'Jiio was hale and stout and brave, £arried almost in Jm descent, To the portals of the grave. Carried round by aome gotd fortune, Juat aa olouda bear round the rain, though why, nor be, nor 1 could tell you. Reached his childhood's home again ; fie was ganut and weak and weary, But he got our eufteet bed. fihn we tended like an infant, Uini we like an infant fed. AMERICAN CITIZEN. When strong again lie grew, he started For the battlefield agai.i, Aud if hard was the first parting, Patting atill was harder then : But he was so brave and manly, That no other csi -ie on earth Could have led him to diahonor This fair land which gave hits birth. Soon the wild s<eam spirit carried Him ad wn the br|r»y bay, To the comrades who nad missed hlra, Many hundred miles away There the meeting of thos- brothers, Was like loved oIMS parted long. In whoe hearts the ties of friendship Are like bands of iron strong. Side by side, nwake or slumbering, Like two doves of tende heart, Loving, wnen the) wore together, Saddened, when they had to part; Osntlr were they to their comrades, fearless in the hour of battle, Marching like Napoleon's veterans, Where the deadly bullets rattle. But at Plymouth's bloody struggle, Into rebel hands th»y fell, And were hurried to that so called ' Fittest earthly type of hell That filthy stockade, bntlt by deminl, Or by men of demon's will, At a place called Anderson— A sickly little Georgian ville. Where the fiendish Wlrr did duty, * Aa comma* dantof the post, Under whose vile, black auspices, Many a man gave up tbo ghost: There like sheep bound In the shambles, Treading filt.l and black decay, Eating poison sirk and wounded, Our poor Union soldiers lay There our brothers fell the victims Or malaria, fierce and dread, Then were moved away to Florenca, Theic were numbered wiih the dead. Artur facing death in battle, Fighting for our go ally land, It is hard to think they struggled, Starved, and died by Witzes baud. We have reared for them a pillar, More enduring, m.ire sobliine, Thau the strongest -haft of granite, Or of metal from the mine : In inein'rie's golden hall i! stands, Whitened by the tears of grief, With their epitaph wel written, Standing out in bold relief. This the epitaph that's written, Our dear brothers now are dead. May they ot: their Saviour's bosun, Kvet rest each weary head. They both served their country truly, Always raady ami in time. May their rent be sweet In beavon, Everlasting, and sublime. jftli.wllaiuwi. JOHN A. ANDREW. ISct'ure ho was fifty yean old, in tbo vigor of his prime, respected and heloved as tew men ever are, suddenly an I with no pain lo himsell', but with nn ibcredis blc Borrow to the country, John A. .ln drew has gone heoce. How strong his hold was upon the hearts ot nil good men among us nobody probably Cully estima ted till he died. How much good men counted upon hitn iu the tuture even they could not know until they fjund j themselves, as now, looking vaguely about and seeing no man in his place. Not sit«v» the news came of Abraham Lincoln's death were so many hearts tru ly smitten. Not since the bright spring days in which that mamorable funeral processioa wound through the land were so many sincere tears shed as for a personal, private loss, iu thousands of homes, as on the soft autumn day when Governor Andrew, as he will be always fondly called, was buried. Yet whatev er might have been hoped and expected in the future, his service to his countrv arid to maukind was already great complete. Not only by signal ability but by noble character he had impress ed himself upon his contempories, -and without a spot upon his fain* ho takes his place among the really representa tive Americans. liefore the war he had been represent tative in the Legislature and member of the Constitutional Convention ; and there was no man in his State better known or, more wholly trusted. We first heard his naive in 1M59 from a Massachusetts isa* who said, "John A. Andrew will bo Governor if he wants to be." Uut when the w.ir was evidently at hand it was Massachusetts which wanted li im, and turned to him at anee as her leader. How he led her is already a familiar tale. Those of her citizens «ho f«lt most deeply aud truly all that her his tory and a certain moral rennwn or the State demanded, a'so felt that the de mand bad beeu 1 ally natisfied by him Almost his first act upon l::s accession to odice iu Jauuary, ltjtjl, was to order equipments for the soldiers. He kucw that war was imuiiueut, and he thorough ly understood its scope aud probable re~ suits. On the 19th ot April Massachu Witts blood—the first in the war—Was shed at Baltimore, and Governor An drew's dispatch to the Mayor of that city introduced hiiu to the country. "1 pray you to cause the bodies of our Massachu setts aoldiers, duad iu JSaltimore, lo be laid out, preserved in ice, mid tenderly ' »eut torwaad by express to me All ex pense will be paid by the Common* i wealth." From that moment until the eud of the war there was no more untiring and efficient soldier of the Union and of lib erty than he. His executive ability was remarkable, his industry astonishing his, devotion untliiugiog He worked with hand and heartaud head. He enuipped aud organized tha troops, lbut 'he also oervad the moral scutiment which sus tained the public opinion upou which the war rested. He was the best of counselors. His insight wa* seldom at fault. He measured men accurately how justly, indeed, experience has since shown in some conspicuous instances. There were good aud able men in the executive chairs of the loyal States du ring the war. But it was a j«st instinct -upon their part which selocted Governor Andrew to write tha address of the loyal Goiernorg at Altoooa. irom the beginning Governor Andrew saw plainly the relation ot slavery*to the war. W hen General Butler moved into Mary lata in April, 18(11. ho offered bis troopa to Governor Hicks to aid in sup pressing servile inaurrections. Governor Andrew, who iDstictively knew that "Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it"--A. LINCOLN. BUTLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PENN'A, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1867. Slaveiy was the rebel, instantly felt the weakness of the reasoning which had probably influenced General Butler, and wrote to him very kindly, but very de cidedly, legretting that Massachusetts troops had been ottered for stfch a purs pose, and stating that such an insurrec tion must now be contemplated from a military point of view, aud was one of the inherent weaknesses a? the eiemy. General Butler replied with the favorite allusion to"the horiofs of St. Domingo," wnich would follow the arming ot the slaves. He failed to convince the Gov* ernor, however, and probably himself; and the next year Governor Audrew, after long and urgent solicitation of the authorities at i.ashington, obtained leava to raise three years' colored volun teers, And the Fifty-fourth Massachu setts was the first colored regiment that marched from the free States The Gov ernor addressed it upon its departure, and gave to its young Colonel the flag for which he and so many of his brave soldiers heroically fell. Five times Governor Andrew was elected by a vast majority, The confi dence of the State in hitn was unbound ed, aud so were its pride and love. But. iu 18(55 he dee'iued a renomination. His magistracy had beuun with the war, and he was willing that it should end with it He was not rich, and he could not afford to be Governor except when the public necessity was overpowering ; and when it ceased to be so his duty to himself and to his family withdrew him from public life. But he had doubtless overtasked himself. Ear ly and late lie was at his post, and the strain of the whole moral and nervous system exhausted him. lie was of a lull habit, and had oue or two hints of the uncertainty of his health. But while the war lastfid he could not heed such hints, and when it was ended it was probably 100 late. Yet, with the blithe urdor of a hoy, he threw hiuiselt again iiito his profession, and iuto the undis turbed domestic happiness to whieh he had been so long a stranger. Every morning he passed across the Common, swinging his lawyer's bag, as if he were just sixteen and were on his way to the Latin school with his satchel. Itis tastes were simple ; his life unostentatious. Every body knew him. lie was the best-beloved citizen; and his genial greetiDg was as warm as a sunny May morning. But "the shadow feared of man" walked very near him ; nnd sud denly holding the hand that was dearest to him iu the world, he died. Governor Andrew was in the truest sense a statesman. That is to say, his discretion was as remarkable as his prin ciples were profound . aud he had that sagacious perception of practicability whieh enables a man of gieat executive faculty to achieve great good results. He was a Ktidieal iu the truest sense. That is, lie believed justice to bo the best policy. "I know not what record of sin," he said, "awaits me in the other world ; but this I know, that I WHS nev er mean enough to desp : se any man because he was ignorant, or becausej he was black." lie valued party as an in strument merely, and his moral inde pendence and political intrepidity were alike unsurpassed. It woulu be difficult to find an American statesman who so uaturally attracted popular spmpathy, and so heartily scorned to flatter the mob. He never lost his self rospeci, and therefore always retaiued his respect for others. It he differed with his frends about methods, he kept his temper; and if they lost theirs, their sharpest censure or angriest menace did not swerve him tho very least step from the line of his conviction. When the war ended, al though he had been an early and devo* ted auti slavery man, ho said plainly, "I have been for a vigorous prosecution of the war, and now I am for a vigorous prosecution of the peace." But he meant by that no sentimental confusion of right and wrong; no blubbering blunder of surrendering the very victory so hardly won. Ha meant a calm and patieut reconstruction upon the brftad toumiutiou ot eijutty and common sense. No man was evermore truly a l'uritan in the liberal sense of believing in the moral basis of good government, but cer taiuly no one ever less a l'uritan in sup posing that legislation Can produce T6- sults which in the nature ot things aie solely due to moral causes. He had also the sinewy religious faith of the l'uritan. Out under a very different form. He was a Unitarian ; but no Calvanist ot liotton Mather's school believed more fervently than he. His imagination kiud'ed with the grandeur of the He-, brew religious spirit and the Biblical phraseology ; and his speeches, and oft en his official documents, when it was becoming, were impressive fmm a rich and soieuiu Scriptural rhetoric. At a camp meeting upon Martha's Yigeyard iu the summer ot 18H2 he spoke to tfcom ands of people oue Suuday in the open air with the fire and unction of a great rel : gious leader. In social intercourse Governor An drew's sweet and opulent nature sp.rk led and rejoic d. Truly modest, cu ti sympathetic, the same candor and simplicity which dignified his public conduct endeared him to hia friends. Those who had *ad no chauce of measuring the man were ready to see him fail when he came without preparation to the direction of a great State during a great war. But there were few men in Massachusetts, what ever their politics, who did not acknjwl edge their mistake and conoede hid mas terly capacity- It was this general con viction of Governor Andrew's j»erl'oct rectiUde, sagacity, and political candor and ability,-whieh had already indicated | him, in the mind of innay who felt that General Grant's nomination to the Pres idency was inevitable , as the most prop er candidate for the Vie cPresidency. That cheering hope has disappeared. Public life in the Unite 1 States has lost a man whom it could not spoil, and who made it truly noble and inspiring ; a man who was cultivated witbout los 3 of pop ular influence; who worked with a pars ty and was never its slave; who kept faith with himself, and was in evory fibre of his being, and in the best sense, and American. And ho, too, is one of the victims of the war. of the brave young men who loved him and whom he loved, whom he commissioned anJ sent with his benediction to the great struggle, spent his lifn for the country more truly than Governor Andrew With theirs, his me mory is a sacred and iinmortal appeal to the living to take care that the dead have not died in vain. —Harper's Weeekly. THE REACTIONARY POLICY. While the policy of the Republican party in the present situation of the country is simple and plainly defined, the Democratic or reactionary party, alert and anxious for a chance ot returning to power, contents itself with denunciation, appeals to the lowest prejudice, and claims to be the peculiarly conservative patty of the country. Its policy, if it should return to power, must be iulerrcd Irom its antecedents aud the principles announced by its orators and organs Its view of the origin of the present politi cal situation is evident from the views of those who speak for it, and this view must dictate its treasures. Thus at the late Democratic meeting in the city of New York chief speakers were Mr. Jas. S. Thayer, Mr. Voorhees of Indiana, Mr. Cox, Mr. O'Gorman, aud Mr. Montgom ery Blair. The latter gentleman's per furmances and opinions are of no siguifi canee, because he is a mere political shy ster. But the four others are represent ative men of the Democratic party.— They were all known during the war as the most virulent Copperheads. .Mr. O'Gortnan, indeed, spoke at the great New York meeting after the fall of Sumter,, aud urged a show of force to persuade the Southern brethren to see that they had made a mistake ; but the fighting, if there were to bo auy, he beg ged might be of the most fraternal char acter, aud he had nooonceptieu whatev er then, nor does he seem ever to have acquired any, of the real nature and ne cessity of the great struggle. When the war really began Mr. O'Gorman opposed it, and denounced the Government with a bitterness which was nowhero surpass ed Mr. Thayer was an open and frank advocata of secession ; and declarad that if what he called a tevolutirn •were to take place, it should begin at home in the free States. Mr. Voorhees was im plicated in the conspiracy of " the Sons of Liberty" and " Knights of the Gold en Circle," and declared with fervor that he would " never vote one dollar, cne man, or one gun" to carry on the war.— Mr. Cox was of opinion that '■ Lincoln and Davis ought to be brought to the same b.ock together." These orators spoke for the Democratic party then as they speak for it now. The war, in their opinion, was unconstitutional, unnecessa ry, and wicked. It was occasioned by the aggressions of the free States upon the rights of the slave States. Upon the abstract question of Slavery these geutlemen held the doctrines of their purty. The negro was an inlerior race ; Slavery tended to civilize him ; and whether Slavery were right or wrottg it was none of our business. To condemn Slavery was " to poison the wells" of our Southern brothers; it was to breed dis sension ; it was to foment disunion. Such were the views of these repra eentative Democrats before and during the war. Since the (.urrender of Lee they have declared, upon all occasions, that arms having been laid down every thing returns to its previous condition ; and the only constitutional method of dealing with the situation is to indict and tfy as many persons for treason as may be thought wise. At the same time they decry tuch a course as impolitic.— Thu policy of reconstruction, therefore, which a party holding such views must nec ssari'y put into practice, should it regain power, is that whioh springs from the theory that the rebellion is now a suppressed riot, and that it is impolitic to prosecute any rioter. During the war the Democratic purty denied tha consti tutional power of the ier-in chief to emancipate slaves, and prophe sied a servile insurrection and universal massacre of the white population of the rebel States as the inevitable consiqucnce of emancipation. But the party now generally acquiesce in the fact of the freedom of the law slaves, it insists, however, that Congress has no authority whatever to enfranchise them politically, aud prophesies, as a consequence of ne gro voting, the lapse of the late rebel States into a barbarism as universal as | the massacre which it foretold as theoon sequence of emancipation. The Demo cratic policy of reconstruction would therefore be the surrender of the eman cipated class to the care of the white class of the population. What kind of eare that would be, what justice or mer cy slaves emancipated as a means of sub duing their masters might expect from their masters after tl ey were subdued, experience and common sense assure us. linder the name of fraternity the Dem ocratic policy would replace Davis and Toombs in the Senate, and Lee in the army. Under the name of conciliation it would intrust the political prosperity of ten States to those who do not dis guise their regretfal reverence for baffled rebellion. As it formerly betrayed hu man nature and struck at nationality un der the plea of State sovereignty, no it would now dishonor the nation and out rage of justice uuder the name of con-, ciliation and heavenly good will. Yet the chief Democratic' argument is atf appeal to hatred. It expends its force and eloquence in defaming the negro —» Its highest strain is that this is a white man's government, which is true w a matter of fact, since of thirty millions of people only four are colored. But it is wholly untrue as an argument for the exclusion of coloted men from the sufi fruge for there has never been a time in the history of the country when they have not voted in some of the States.— By incessant denunciations of " nigger equality," as well as by the most con temptible falsehoods, the Democratic par ty tries to inflame the hostility of race. While in the oity of New York and else where in the North there is no degree of bestiality into whioh a white human be-, ing can sink so low that he is not still a good enough voter and an intelligent fellow citizen, yet the colored man every where is of necessity of an inferior race, semi civilized, a barbarian, ignorant, aud degraded. The staple of Democratio speeches is ridicule of the negro, or a sol emo effort to prove his total incapacity for intelligent citizenship. Now we ask for a single evidence of that incapacity as a class which is not equally true of the foreign-born voters of the city of New York as a class. And we ask any man who wishes the speedy return of peace and prosperity to the country whether ho trusts the statesmanship of a party which systematically excites hos tility between the Irish-born and the col ored population. It is the old tactics of the slaveholding oligarchy, which always fostered the mutual jealousy of the poor whites and the slaves. The Democratio party also claims to be peculiarly conservative. Conserva tive of what ? Of the great poinciples of liberty, of equality before the laws, of equal defense of rights, of governments of all the people? By no means. It is merely conservative of the traditions of caste and slavery, which the country has outgrown ; of class supremacy, of class legislation, of unequal laws, of govern ments from which half of the people are arbitrarily excluded. Of what is the Democratic party conservative ? Is it of the Constitution ? One of its chief cans didates for the Presidency, Mr. Horatio Seymour, attacks the Senate as unjustiy constituted. Is it of the national good faith and fame 1 The other of its '['res* idential candidates, Mr. Pendleton, de mands repudiation. It will not be de nied that the most intelligent and highly civilized parts of the country are politi cally Republican; and the most ignorant sections Democratic. In the city of New York it can not be disputed that the parts which are the least enlightened give the heaviest Democratic majorities. Now is ignorance truly conservative ? Does any body who is competent to pronounce suppose that the political majority in the city of New York represents as real a conservatism as the majority in the State of lowa or Massachusetts ? We repeat that the policy of the Dem ocratic party in the present situation of the country is founded upon bitter hos tility to a part of the population, and upon disregard of the principles of the Constitution and of public honor. It is consei vativa in no other rense whatever than that of the old Tory conservatism in England which protested that to abol ish the death penalty for stealing a leg of mutton was to sweep away the buls warks of the Constitution. Its whole course is a series of tactics for getting into power. There is do evidence any where of a serious desire to deal fairly with the of the coun try. The only thing every where evi dent is that it has changed no opinions, that it holds as strongly as evef to the spirit of the Virginia and Kentucky res olutions of '9B ; that it honors and trusts most the men who were the most sub servient to the domination of slavery in the government; and that it wholly and contemptuously denies that government should rest upon the expressed consent of the governed. Should it return to pow er we must expect every question settled by the war to be reopened. We must anticipate repudiation and a commercial convulsion such as no country ever ex pericnced. We must be prepared for a po'icy toward the frecdmen upon which the civilized world would cry shame.— The success of tha Democratic party would bo the restoration of the rebellion to power — Harder'* Weekly. FAMILY Coca'i KSV. —Family iatima cies should never uiake brothers and sis ters forget to be polite and sympathizing to each other. Those who contract thoughtless and rude habits towards the members of their o«vn family, will be rude and thoughtless to the whole world. But the family intercourse be true, ten* der, and affectionate, and the manners of all uniformly gentle and considerate, and the members of the family thus trained will carry into the world and society the habits of their childhood. They will re« quire in their associates similar qualities; tbey will not be satisfied without mutual esteem, and the cultivation of the best affections, and these will be sustained by that faitli in gooducss which belong to a mind exercised in jure and high thoughts. —Socrates, at an extreme age, learned to play on musical instruments. Dryden in his sixt7-eigtb year commenced the trans lation of the Jliad ; ail his most pleasing productions were written in his old age- Franklin did not fully cimminence his philosophical pursuits tili be had reach ed his fifteenth year. It is sever too old to learn. THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION. COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. BY JOHN \V. GEARY, GOVERNOR. From the creation of the world, io all ages and climes, it has been customary to set apart certain days for special relig ious observances. This has not always been influenced by the light of Christian knowledge, nor by any proper conception of the character of that Great Being "who ruleth the earth in righteousness." and "who daily loadeth with his benefit ,' but by an innate sense of tl:e existence of an over ruling Power, by which the world aud all it contains are governed and controlled. Aided by the cultivated reason, and the teaching of Divine revel ation, we, however are taught to recog nize in that Supreme Ruler a Heavenly Father, to whom we are indebted for existence and all the blessings we enjoy, and to whom we owe constant and fer'- vent thanksgiving and praise. It is he who '•visiteth the earth anil waterath it;" who "srftteth the furrows and blesseth the springing? thereof;" who "crowneth the earth with his goodness, and whose path? drop fatuess ;' who "clotheth the pastures with flocks, and covereth the valleys with corn who "rnaketh the out-gjings of the morning to rejoice/ who "is our refuge and strength who maketh wars to cease/' ana "saveth us from our enemies;" whose "throne is for ever iind ever," and who' blesseth (he nations whose God is the Lord." On all sided we have increased assu* ranee of the "hving-kindness" of an All wise Parent of Good, who has conducted our nation through a long and terrible war, and permitted our people to repose once morein saftey,"withoatany to molest them or to make them afraid." The mon strous sentiment of disunion is no longer tolerated. The Flag of the Union, aud the Constitution are esteemed as tha safe guards of the rights and liberties of the people, and are revered and defended as the ark of their political safety. A kind Providence has not grown weary of supporting our continuous wants. A bounteous harvest has rewarded the labors of the husbandmap. Flocks and herds are scattered in countless numbers over our valleys and hills. Commerce is uninterrupted, and vessels laden with the products of nature and of art, speed unmolested, over the trackless deeps.— Neither pestilence, famine, political or social evils, financial emburassments or commercial distress have been permitted to stay the progress and happiness of the people of this great Commonwealth ; but peace, health, education, morality, relig ion, social improvement and refinement with theirattendant blessings, have filled the cup of enjoyment and comfort to over flowing. Recognizing our re sponsiblity to Him who controls the destiny, of nations as well as individuals, and"from whom Cometh every good aud perfect gift," aud to whom we are deeply indebted for all these and the richer blessings of our comuiou Christianity, let us unitedly give our most devoted gratitude and hearty thanksgiving. I, therefore recommend that Thursday the 28th day of November next, be set apart as a day of praise and thanksgiv ing, that all secular and worldly business be suspended, and the people assembled in their various places of worship to ac knowledge their gratitude, and offer up prayers for a continuance of Divine fa-, vor. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at Hnrrisburg, this thir ty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and of the Common wealth the ninety-second. J NO. W. GEARY. By the Governor ; E. JORDAN, Secretary of State. "BEAUTIFUL RIVER."— Sabbath day is the beautiful river in the week of Time. The other days are troubled streams, whose angry waters are disturbed by tha countless crafts that float upon them ; but the pure river Sabbath flows onto Eter* nal Rest, chanting the sublime music of the silent, throbbing spheres and timed by the pulsations of the Everlasting Life. Beautiful river Sabbath, glido on! Bear forth on thy boom the poor, tire J Spirit#! tho rest which it seeks, and the wtary, watching soul to endless bliss .' FOLLOW THK RIOHT.—No matter who you are, what your lot or where you live ; you cannot afford to do wrong. The only way to obtain happiness for yourself, is to do the right thing ; yon may not always hit the mark ; but you should neverthe less, always aim tor it, and with trial your skiU will increase. Whether you are to be praised or Jilamed for others; whether it will seemingly make you rich er or poorer, «r whether no other person than yourself knows of your act on ; still always, and in allcises, r/o the right thing. Your first lessons in this will sometimes seem hard ones, but they will grow easier and easier, until finally, doing l.'fti right thing will bedome a habit, and to do wrong will seem an impossibiliiy. DEPENDENCY.—The race of mankind. Would perish, did they cease to aid each other. From the time the mother binds the child's head, till the moment that | some kind assistant wipes the death damp from the brow of the brow of the dying, we cannot exist without mutual help.— All, therefore, that need aid, have a right to ask it of their fellow mortals.— No one who lias the power of granting it can refuse it without guilt. —About a half a million of dollars beeti expended for the relief of the people of the South, under the Con gresuional acts. NUMBER is WIT AWP WISDOM. —Holiness of heart is the jeweLolasp that bindu hurannitjr to Heaven. Prayer should be the key of the day and tho lock of the night. —When you want friends is the time to find out if you have aof. —ln the child, ssys Jean Paof, happi ness dances ; in the man, at most, it only stniles. * —An Irishman objected to pay the dog tax on the ground that the dog was not naturalized. . -r' le eulogizing or apologia ing for wicked actions is second only to that of committing them. —Nothing is more odiotw than the face that smiles abroad but flashes fury amidst the caresses of a tender wife and chil dren —Why is a flirt like a dipper attaohed to a hydrant ? Because everybody is at liberty to drink from it, but nobody de sires to take it away. —A knavish attorney asked • very worthy gentleman what was honesty ? " What is that to you? meddle with those things which concern you," was the instant reply. Iho most difficult operation in the practice of surgery is said to be "taking the jaw out of a woman." The fellow that said that must be an old bachelor of the large blue sort. —Sam Slick tells us that if he were asked what death he preferred, as being most independent, he would answer freez ing, because he would then go off with a " stiff upper lip." —A Bride's Advertisement.—A lady advertises for sale, in a Southern paper, 1 one babboon, three tabby cats, and a parrot. She states, that, being mars ried, she has no further use for them. —The useful encourages itself, for tho multitude produce it, and no on,a can dis pense with it; the beautiful must be en couraged, for few can set it forth, and many need it. —How boldly do we judge of what is right and wrong in the conduct of others I How boldly do we censure and condemn very often when we are doing them the bitterest injustice. —A preacher named Opie reproved one of his elders for falling asleep dur ing service, whereupon the latter retorted that ho " couldn't help it, while under the influence of Opie ate. —A person holding an argument with a grocer concerning matters of trade, the grocer's wife bid him give over argning, for she was sure her husband could show a thousand reasons (raisins) to his one. —An adventurer, given to evil tpeak ing and to dining out, was one day slans dering an acquaintance, when a gentl •- man present silenced him by exolaimiag, " You never open your movth exoept at the expense of your friends. ■ —A gallant was lately sitting beside his beloved, and being unable to think of anything to say, asked her why she was like a tailor. " I don't know," said she, with a pouting lip, " unless it is because I'm sitting beside a goose." —An alderman was heard tne other day getting off the following specimen of what may be called "corporation" logio: "All human things are hollow; I'm a human thing, therefore I'm hollow. It is contemptible to be hollow, therefore I'll stuff myself as full as I'm able." —Grattiu being asksd his opinion of the valor of a certain captain, who from excess of feeling put up with a severe castigation, replied, that he thought it odd, for to his knowledge the captain had fought. "Who, who?" cried his informant. " Shy," said the witty bar* rister. —A young man walking along Fourth Street, espied a house shut up, with a bill over the door, showing that the house and shop were to be let. He asked a person at the noxt door, if the shop might be let alone ? " Yes," replied the other, " you may let it alone, for any thing I know." The celebrated wits.Foote and Quin, had a quarrel, but were finally reconciled by their friends. Footc, being still a little sore, said to Quin : " Jemmy, you shouldn't have said that I always lie abed while my only shirt is being washed."- To which Quin replied : "Sammy, I nev er could have said that, for I never gave you credit for having a shirt at all." —A very corpulent gentleman travelt ing in Minnesota was walking backwards and forwards in front of a tavar-i, while the horses were changing. Ono of tLe gapers, an inhabitant of the place, had a mind to be witty; via.ving the gentle man's person, he accosted hizi with—"l see, sir, you carry your portmanteau be» fore you." " Certainly," said he,"l al ways think it requisite to aove it under my eye, when passing through a suspi cious-looking place." —Why spend one's life in fretting over the inevitable? If amen or wo man be plain, why not accept the fact, and go their ways attending to the plesa ures an i business vf life just tho same, cultivating other mesna of agreeablooess. The plainest men and women have been the best beloved and honored, while the handsomest of both sexes have been obliged to stand aside for them. Be sides, were it not io, life is earnest, and may be rendered so noble and so beauti ful, despite wha. era considered by sur» face-people adverso circumstances, that it seems not only weak, but wicked and ignoble to be paralysed by cuoh acoider Nor is such weakness confined to women, | who are wrongly supposed to be the rains 1 cr sex.