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BULLETIN ROSS & ROSSER, Publishers. MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1862. VOLUME 1 NUMBER 9 WEEKLY RATES OF ADVERTISING. A square is Twelve lines of this size type qnal t about 100 words of manuscript. 0 a 5 e S a o c QQ s 3 D9 o o ri to 1 Insertion 2 Insertions 8 Insertions One JVfonth Two Months Three Months Six Months One Year fl .00 $1 .75 $2.50 $3.00 $t?.00 $10 P.00 15 1.50 2.50 8.50 4.0" 2.00 8.00 4. 50 5.50 2.50 8.50 5.00 fi.50 4.00 fi.00 S .00 10.00 5.00 7.50 10.00 12.50 7.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 10.00 20 25 SO 85 50 SO 15.00 20.00 25 00 f?5.00 50.00 TPIE BULLETIN. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY ROSS Sc I O S S E IS , Editors and Proprietors. MAYSVU.I.E, Al'CilST, 14 Grammer in Rhyme. It n seldom that one sees ho much valuable matter as the following lines contain, comprised in so brief a ipaee: 1. Three little words yon often sec, Are Articles a, an, and th'. 2. 8. A Noun's the name of anything. As ich',l or garden, hiop or tning. Adjectives tell tho kind of Xoan. As great, f mall, pretty, white, or br-ncn. In-tn.l of Noun? the Pronouns stand Ifer lieinl. his fnQa.y-ur arm, my liiind. 5. Verbs tell ot something t o done To rtad, count, ting, lavgh.jumn, or run. 6. How thins pre lon tim A-lverbs tell, As t'o'ilt. quicVly, til, or well. 7. Conjunction join the word together As m-n and women, wind or weuthcr. 8. The proposition -titti'l heforu A Noun, a it or through a door. 9. The I merieetion shows surprise. As th! ho-v pretty ah how wise. The whole are called" Nine Parts of Speech, Which reading, writing, speaking teach. KTA return volunteer thinks, with respect to actual service, that ' "Thiskind o' soperin' ain't a mite like our Octo- j ber train in', Where a chap could clear right out ef it only ! looked likcrainiu; Where Cnnnles used to kivcr up their shappocs j with bandanners. And send the 1 nsi nes skootin' off to the bar-room j with their banners. j (Fear o gitt:n on 'em spotted,) and a feller could cry quarter, Ef he fired away his ram-rod, arter too much rum-and-water. Jenny is poor and I am poor. Yet we will wed and say no more; And should the bairns vu mention come, As few that marry but have some. No do-ibt but heaven will stand our friend, And bread as well as children send. Ho fares the hen in a farmer's yard; To live alone phe finds it hunt; I've known her weary every claw f In enrcb of cotton 'monestthc straw. I l$nt wlien in search of nicer fooH, She clucks nmid her chirping brood. With joy I've seen this self-same hen That scratched for one could scratch for t?n Those are the thoughts that make me willin3 To Bke my girl without a shilling: And for the self-same cause, d'ye tee, Jenny's resolved to marry me. Matrimony. disjoined cpicrams, battered witticisms, and such intellectual (!) squibs that float hither nrt'l thither on all the currents of literature, levelled ( at matrimony, or rather the feminine side of the ; conjngal relationship? Are they bachelors, eat j ing the sourest of sour grapes? Who, for in- ; .t.nM m-tl.! tm vn flMihemtcl v invented, con-I ptrncte'd, penned and made public the following rather amusing, but insidious verses? PRESENT VS. rCICIiE. Three "tMaXV after Marriage. (Scoar.) My dearest, are yon goiug out? Indeed, 'tis very coM, Let me. sweet love, around your neck This handkerchief enfold; Yon know how anxions for vour health, My own d-jar George, am I, One loving kiss before we part Good bye, sweet chuck good byo. 2hrellijeari' after Marriage. ( Aloes.) You're going cut why don't yon go? I cannot help the rain. Yon wouldn't grieve me miuhtily, To ne'er come back again! Umbrella! don't know where it is; What you'll want next, 1 wonder? Don't pester me about your cold; Goodness, gracious! go to thunder! Or-We are indebted to a contemporary for the subjoined extracts from llalleck's work on International Laws: TABTISAS OB OUEBKILLA WARFARE Tbe taking of property, by guerillas or partisan forces, in offensive hostilities, is not a legitimate act, authorized by the law of Dations. but a robbery. So, also, the killing of an enemy bv such forces, except in self defrnce, is not ao act of war. but a murder. The perpetrators of such acts, under Fuct circumstances, are notenemies, legitimately, in anns, who can plead the laws of war in their justification, but they are robbers and murderers, and as such can be punished. The:r acts are unlawful; and, when cap tured, they are not treated as prisoners of war, but as criminals, subject to the pun ishment due to their crimes. Hence, in modern warfare, partisans and guerrilla bands are regarded as outlaws, and, when captured, may ba punished the same as free booters and banoitti. An old, ragged, red -faced, forlorn-looking woman accosted us with, 'Plaise, Sur, for the luv of Heaven, give me a fip to buy bread with; I nm a poor, loue woman, and have twins to support.' Why, my good woman,' we replied, you seem to be too old to have twiDS of jour own.' They're not mine, Sur,' she replied, 'I'm only raisin' 'em.' 'How old are your twins?' 'One of 'em is seven weeks ould and t'other is eight months.' Goon, with the Hot Work befobe cs. A General Draft all round. 'Jury,' said a Western judge, you kiu go out and find a verdict. If you can't find one of your own, get the one the last jury used.' They returned a verdict of suicide t d the ciDth degree. From Governor Medarj ' Crisis, Columbus, Ohio. Old Federstlisui in 31asachusptts -The Trial o! the Gordons for Treason Speech of Mr. Sen noil! As matter of history of the times through which wo have passed and ore passing, we lay before our'readera the speech of Mr y-. . &ENNOTT, the attorney for the Qokdons. who J " " m w w v r Ul J were seized and tried by a self-constituted committee of Jlublicans, with a Deacon at .u :v..i . . .. . eniiiai never lorgoi mat meso Yankees commenced their career by burn- ing witches and hanging Qialers. We mint never forget that the celebrated Blue Laws originated in that land of pie'v and Sharp's rifles, as well as Pine Lights and Hartford Conventions. With these remembrances in view we can the better appreciate the ttiil anl conviction ol the Uonnoxs, for treason, by a self-coustituled court with a Deao-jn for Jiulge. T o , , Air. oexnott is the lawyer who volun- teered bis services to defend old John Brown after the Harper's Ferry rai l, and who so ably acquitted himself on that occasion, though not of that crazy old man's politics. Mr. Sennott has got tho hang of New England puritanic hypocrisy and deceit very well; and moro he has tho nerve to beard the haggard lion in his den, a thing greatly lacking by many who know and bjlievo as he does. The picture drawn of Yank.: so ciety is worthy of a Hogarth, and should open the eyes of hose at home- as well as those abroad. These devils inc irn i'e h ive spread all over the lind, as well as in "New Orleans and Sin Francisco," cirring with them all the fteted breath of their e lu ;U'nn and evil natures, without tlu orgi'sized so ciety of equally guilty Deicons to watch, control and counteract their devilish nit urea . Wherever these hyenas fasten tham'elves, even in the remote villages of tho frontier, they begin hatching their brood of malig nants, iu church and out of it in schools and seminaries, in every place of conGding resort, in families an 1 neighborhoods, until they distort virtue, bewilder piety, and turn the course of events into tho channel that leads to thfir cesspool of disorder, violence, thefts, robberies, divorces and chain gangs. When all the crises are collected together, of tho doings of these wild, hair-brained fanatics of 18G0 and '01, it will make as ex traordinary a book, and of much larger size, than that of Cotton Mather, which leaves the frightful record of tho witch burners. It i3 a fact worthy of note, that this species of praying fanatics, in all ages of tho world, and under all circumstances, have acted so nearly alike, wheu in authority, tho history of one generation of them is very nearlv th alike, when in authority, that tho history of ono generation of them is very nearly the history of all. The speech of Mr. Sexnott answers for itself; but wo believe it will ba generally reckoned his most miiterly effort, and we predict for it acirculation through tho coun try which few speeches obtain. Mr. SENXOTThas notonly vindicated "free speech" by practicing it himself, bntsocured tho acquittal of his clients ami 1st the ap plauses of a Boston audience. After this it is scarcely worth while to attempt to enforce upon Western people, through the labors of these "abolition sn&ilii" a despotism moro galling and degrading than ever even a half civilized people were compelled to bow to. This cry of "raise the fl ig or hang,?' was the invention of a set of tnse cowards, and traitors to every constitutional right to every honorable or manly instinct: Examination of llic tendons lor Trea son, before ICIiiis .11 rrw i n, .! r.. Com niisioner Sppech of Jlr. Sen not for for thff Ief'iico. Tl. II. Dana, Jr., tho District Attorney, ap peared and said in substance that there was no statute of tho Uni'ed States under which the Gordons could be held merely for ex- -j-in j r. f V. wf 1 1 J f fn tlio (r it'pro rv ri f r r L. !.!!; fmm ti,. stontb ! that such things were not actually treason, there being no oyert acts proved; that the line must be drawn somewhere, and that al- thou-h tho conduct of the Gordons was ' pretty close up to it, he must enter a nolle vros'aui in the ca-e j ., , ' ,. , . ,. , I II. M. Parker, Esq., replied that after what had been said by the Attorney, it was h is ! duty to protest against any uisposi uou oi me casp, except by a hearing and determination bv the Magistrate. He said that no one of the five Gordors had been guilty eveu of improper talk, except Henry, the youngest. He warned those self-constituted Committees that the community would not tolerate such interference as they had been guilty of. He thought the counsel for thsdefen Jants ought to have an opportunity to vindicate the ' character of these men. He had not him - j flicte witl a ferocity, an 1 endured with a felf preferred to arguo this case, having from j mee.ne.3 uneximu"ed iu the annals of the beginning left that' to tho juuior counsel, j cujgeiiin He UljW changes his opinion, Mr. Sennott. i or at least his language. With that felicity Mr. Dana said an argument in the case of allusion, w hich belongs atuong the pub after the Government hal abandoned it j lie writers of America, to bim aud to would be useless, but if anything could be Governor Andrew alone, he advises his said in vindication of the Gordons, it would . friends to put their "heels"' upon those who be quite fair to allow it. differ from there, and who dare to speak out. Mr. Sennott was oblised to the District i The advice is given in a letter to the late Attorney tnrnAv for that. II sib! that after what! tb8 GordoBS had suffered, it would ba noad- vantao-e for them to argue their case. What they wanted their counsel to do was to vin- dicate their character, aLd expose the mean- r,f their nrosecutors. This he proposed A Ha l.pn addressed the Commis- sioner as follows: Charles P. Gordon is sixty years of age. He has four sons. They are all natives of NewEngland, and are sil versmUhs by trade. They reside in the suburbs, and do business here, in the building of Deacou Palmer in Washington street. They are men of re spectable standing, and as to their political sentiments they voted the Douglas ticket. Those are the parties prosecuted. Mr. Peter llobart, dr., is a house-builder ' -" " and a deacon of Park street church. Mr. II'IU O iw I M ayes in Su ' 11M,,1,'1 an,d ' iMr. kalloch. Superintendent of the Tremont was a mamber of the church of nr. ti, i, . : , .,. .ti. i.Avctiiuv.ii. mi. i iiiouri n mi ni iniiiiit- jancoand associate of theirs. Mr. Palmer is i another deacon, in whose building a com. i nmteo met to try the loyalty of the suspect- i ' eJ lc!f,i"n Mr William Washburn is an I o ri' 1. 1 r nof tr.rm or 1 w a rv n in nr ri Mia 1 Ii r Council. These persons are of Republican j politics, and are the rtal prosecutors. Mr- Thrasher complained to Mr. llobart j that the Uor ions were uisatiected people who sympathized with tho South. Mr. IIo- hart acting on that information, wrote them a letter, which, with its answer from tho ! '"T'lo'is, ;s in the case. 1 lie next day, bv j the invitation of Deacon Palmer, the above ! , . , L , , I nam eJ persons met bv concert in hisbasn- rnent with a number of others, elected Dea- : con Palmer chairman of tho meeting, and i called Hie Gordons before, thr-m. The eldest ! son, being asked by Mr. llobart, the letter ' writer, if ho would satisfy them of his loyal- ' ,vi l-'.v putting out a flig. replied in an out- b i r-t of p ission that ho would not ba coerced, ' especially by men who wera his enemies. Mr. Washburn having attempted to inter-j fore was interrupted by Gordon to whom for some reason or other, Mr. Washburn is pe culiarly olFonsivu and was informed thrt from huii nothing could be heard. From th's violent s"cne the son was drawn away by his father, and the strange committee dis- i soivel and disappeared through Deacon! Palmer's back door. The Assistant Dis trict Attorney was then informs! that the Gordons iiad given aid and co.nfort to the ' enemy. This information he s lys upon his i oath that lie believes. In consequence thev ! were arrested. Their whole 1 ilo and con-! veisat:on lor ayear, has been sifted and pried ' into. Their friends and neighbors h ive been ! summoned to testify about them, and on the testimony so obtained wo arc to hold them, if it oilers proh ibit: cause. Xuw, does ii? ! And here, how simple and how easy is ; tho task of the mr lawyer of tho tasre , commissioner! Put if I regarded tucli a caso ' as this is, or if you did, with tho eyes of a ' mere lawyer, I should despise myself, and, j sir, I would bs astonished at you. What would be tho use, sir, of a liberal education ' outsiio of our profession, as well as of a; severe training within it what tho benefit of active exertion in the political affairs of our country, beginning for each of us long' before ha could vote what the value of the continued exercise of every manly and more tli in kingly prerogative which dignifi-'s our existence as citizens of this Imperial Il-.?pub- ! lie if wo should merely peep through the' pin holes of evidence at a case which in volves in its principles the Lxisektv of usal!! I shall t ike leave, sir, not to do so. And while I shall take cara not to present an ua - lawyer like view, or to sav anything at all ! inconsistent wi.b -yis ortno; charge; while I shall even use the testimony ' faithfully, as tho stimulus of rejection and the occasion of argument, I shall leave the! law part whsre it should ha left, in this stage of tho case to wit, in a subordinate relation and spoak of it briefly aud iu tho conclu sion of the matter. j Viewing the testimony, then, does it show ' any offence committed except by the con spirators the spies tho informers tho cel lar inquisition, who have borne false witness ; against their neighbor to destroy him? Sup- j pose them to have acted against their nature : and to have told the truth undcroa'h. Then the Gordons, in various ways, have found fault with the Government. That is the es sence, tho spirit, and even tiia soopo of the , testimony. Is that treason? Is it treason here? This was the homo of frea speech '. and all the colors of Republicanism , from : black to biliious, declared thatspoech should ; be free. Tho chief reason why I want to . carrv fire and sword into the South is be- i cause they refused me my right of free speech, given to me by that Almighty God j who was please! to create me a freo man. A right tho creator and preserver of all ny ! other rights. A right so much mora im- portant than the Constitution, that ths Con- j stitution was invented merely to assert and i sectiro it, and is not worth the paper it blackens, unless it does assert it and secure ' it. I despiso tlio southern temper of mind ! which allows them to part with that right for j themselves, and I mean to do my utmost to j destroy forever the power ot any nero ! breeder to hinder its exercise 6y me dec are before God that as I understand rht 1 ,'U? imyro lhllJ1 1 J".ray 1,fe.l And I call this whole country to witness, if J"1"8 ot before now proved tho sincerity of this declaration by my actions! And tne right I vindicated, at the hazard of mv life, , "t. cm,ti,,n .rtt T will ,-,! a- for ,he Blkfl of m i'sines,, to a Yankee sneak. Xeither shall the Gordons. Their case is ours. Wo are tried with them. And in defending them, we defend ourselves and our country from a gang compared with whom, Col. Ledbetter is humane, and Gen. Floyd re.-pecta'ole. Mr. Samner was onco the advocate of free speech. He claimed to be almost ono of its martyrs. And in de fence of it, or in consequence of it, ho cer- l:.:i.. ciefim f n ,1U-inlli' :inh in war meeting at Jer lors. Is this prosecu- tion an experiment mado upon poor roe- chanics, by a few small conspirators, in pur- suance of an agreement between the princ!- pal Thugs at Washington, in oruer, l. it works woll, to sacrifice more important vic- i tims to the Abolition Kalee? I do not know I know that the gentlemen of the Repub lican party do not countenance it, aud that it will fail here, because , to reach their polit ical opponents, they must cut down their political and personal friends. If free speech is treason here, our excellent Governor would speedily be known as the unlamented John A. Andrew, for bis speech is exceed ingly free and easy quite loose.as you may say. Then, what would become of Mr. Phillips? Does he speak in favor of the Government? Has he eversaid anything in favor of any Government, except that of Hayti? Did ho not lately advise a large anil patriotic assembly notto give a man or a dollar to tho Government of the United States? And did not that patriotic society applaud that liberal suggestion? Shall we prosecute Mr. Phillips therefore? Not with my good will. Not without mv active re sistance. I should violate the Tery first principle of Democracy, which is greater to mo than anything but the word of God him self, if I did not tight for Mr. Phillips' right to t ill: treason to any fool who wants to bear him. In a letter, the Governor refuses to supply troops to tho President. Do wo prosecute him? Xo, but a tempest of deri sion breaks over what he calls his head, frm every part of the United States, and even from England. To that, we can safely leave him. When the regiment of tho late Colonel Cass went off, wkhout an escort even ol the Second Battalion, it was not actually hi-sod in State street, os was the Massachusetts regiment on its return from Mexico, but the agreeable remark was mado and heard, that the depirturo of the Irish would ba a great r.-lidf ,to ,our poor" houses and jails! The Governor or his friends may say so about Col. Cass's countrymen the Irish without committing treason , or even giving offence. We are not accused of talking so badly, even about Mr. Andrew's cour.tr-men the ne groes yet aro we prosecuted! In South Carolina, where speech was never free, they settled its limits before Judga Lynch. Let us t.ot dest-cralo this Court with what be longs to him, or we will sink below the level even of South Carolina. Much has been said as to finding fault with the Government, as if there was some peculiar sanctity in it. Have wo arrive 1 at such a state that no one must find fault with any action or omis sion of tho Government or any member of it, without having treason imputed to him? Can not you, sir? Can not I? I, for exam ple, have the misfortune to think, that Mr. Seward, our present Secretary of State, is not fit, as a Statesman, to index the paper of the late Silas Wright. However little he may bo affected by my thoughts, I do think, his want of sense sober sense has made him the laughing stock of Europe! I think that he is a small ward and country politi- oinn. who writes like a snnhnmorn and acts! liko a stockjobber. Eyery time he speaks about what will happen iu sixty days, in r.inefy d't't! he puts me in mind of a curb stone broker, chattering over tho approach ing maturity of a dubious note! I think such men have been advanced to important places iu this country about as often as they will !?, and can not help rejoicing to think that Mr. Seward will probably be the last of the Ii'iht.tit'uiK m -'j' .' - 11 -- Mr. Phillips taken out a patent for the ap plication of first-rate abuse to second-rate men? And must I ba tried for treason if I ever so unsuccessfully attempt to infringe it? Again, I do not worship Mr. Sumner. I cannot admire a person who is so simple as to think it a finer thing to pretend to bo a fanatic, than to bo a dull but honest man. There is a tine old German story called "Tho Adventures of Reynard, the Fox," in tho illustrations of which, animals of differ ent countries aie represented in tho attitudes and with the expressions of men. The illus trations are very good, and from the well known fact that men often resemble certain animals in a most curious and unaccountable manner, their effect is highly amusing. It is particularly so, if you happen by any chance to be reminded by them of any par ticular person. Now, must I suffer death if I say that I never look at those pictures without thinking Mr. Seward and of Mr. Siimr.er? And that Ineverhear tho names of Mr. Seward or of Mr. Sumner without thiuking of tho picture of the Fox and of the picture of the Gander? And what if I am frank enough to say that I am sick of the swaggering imbecility with which the Government have managed this war of life and death? Is that treason able? SnaU my Government that is to say, my servant, my creature waste my money, an i even let it ba stolen, and stop my paper, and interrupt my business, and violate my Constitution, and starve and kill my soldiers out of pure neglect, and gain only disaster aud defeat for me by all this folly? And shall I say nothing? If I am to put up with this, and more, and say nothing, or else be shut up by order of W. II. Seward, I want to know, seriously and calmly, what shall I fight Jeff. Davis for? What worse can he do to me than Seward or Stanton have done already? What, indeed when their want of sense and want of energy have made him everything that he is! Lost money may be regained, lost armies may be replaced out of our swarms of men; but who s'lal! give us hick the time we have "fooled away" before the dirt heaps of Manassas? Expose a cup of clear water to the frost. Observe it, and eveu when the cold begins to fill its trans plant substonce with beautiful specula of ice, if you agitata the m iss it will not im mediately freeze. But give it in that con dition a very short perio 1 of rest and it be comes a rock, hard iy yielding to the energies of gunpowder ar.d fire! So have we found tnrt South. They were onco undecided. Tiujrt and the stupidity of the Government hiva consolidated a hesitating into a hostile people. Yet Mr. Gordon is a traitor if he calls a fool a fool. No, sir freedom of speech is not quite gone. It "still lives" in Bostou. This mean prosecution is not to affect it. The respect able members of the Republican party think, and say plainly what they think about it. Those that I happen to know of them are gentlemen. They did not agree with me in politics, when politics existed, but they agree with me now in despising that pretty perse cution of laborers and mechanics for their opinions, which was tho reproach of the old Whig party, and which was one of the causes of its fall as great and respectable as that party was. They say with perfect truth that the whole moral effect of our unanimity depends upon its notorious freedom from constraint, and that it would notonly be lost to us, but would bo used against us with tremendous power, if it could ba shown for one moment to bo produced by fear or by force. And I agree with them most fully. If wo cannot hold our own against one or two secessionists in a whole State here without force, what are we to do with the armies of Stonewall Jackson? If the leading Republicans, however, abandon their own principles to take ven sreanco for opinion's sake, I can tell you that they will not leave so great a matter in tho hands of any such persons as the prosecutors in this case. They will not condescend to shrink from the Court of Judge Lynch, to whom the jurisdiction of such cases proper ly belong, to whine over us in the cellar of Deacon Palmer. They will cot attempt to watch us in entry way3, liko Mr. Phineas Stone or advertise 113 in Sunday papers, as were the Gordons. Now, if wo happen to be so situated, will they sneak around to master builders or other employers, and threaten them with loss of business if we aro not dismissed, as is tho highlenod and magnanimous practice of Mr. William Wash bum. This party business never sprung from them. They aro a great party, and I believe au honest ono. They are not to bo measured with tho measuio of Mr. Sumner, or of Peter llobart. If they utter sneers in their temper, they empty their pocket in their generosity to heal tho sick and feed the widow and the orphan. And whey they do that, sir, they never ask what party the husband or the father belonged to. No, sir! Tho bulk of the Republicans lovo their country and help their countrymen. They leave the mean business of 6py and inform er, of alarmist and corruptiouist to renegade Democrats of tho Washburn kind, who abandon their party without serving their country. They leave that to them and the remnants of the meddling disposition, which has been the torment and reproach of Mas sachusetts, and tho sorrow of its most Christ ian characters, whether they rejoiced in or mourned over its churches. The man who attends to every other man's affairs, whether his oTVn are attended to or not, is almost exclusively aMasssachu setts nuisance. To Massachusetts society meddling is, indeed, a scourge so great, that it may be doubted whether it does not fully counterbalance every comfort and blessing concentrated in this favored country. Puritanism, which exalted the manly Eng gliih spirit to fanaticism on the one hand, degraded it on tho other hand to espionage. Its churches were mutual assurance socie ties for the morality of their members. Its doctriues are forgotten. But the evil which the Puritans unconsciously did, lives after them, and churches which detest their me mory and deny their teachings, are managed on their principles. New England to-day is covered with societies, in which the best of men and women conscientiously, but re luctantly, and tho worst of men and women, eagerly with a devilish delight, perform the part of spies and informers upon each other, xo say tnac sucn a giauu'u ayatam of mu tual espionage does not tend todegrade char acter, is simply to say that eaves-dropping and tale-bearing are not low and mean oc cupations. Under its influence, nothing is known of a man's real character or disposi tion. Habitual watchfulness upon the one side awakens habitual hypocrisy on the other. And it is only when the little saint of Boston expands into the gigantic villian of New Orleans or San Francisco, that you can toll how vast a benefit you derived from his emigration. The wickedness looked little here, because wo saw but little of it. The enormous pressure of universal listen ing and peeping had driven it deep into the innermost fibres of our society. So pressed, it produces Smelling Committees it elects Hiss Legislatures; it brings such men as Doa- con raimer to associate, out or tear, witn men liko Mr. Washburn, whom they receive into their cellars, and dismiss through back doors. Nobody will deny tho fast of its ap plication here, who is not prepared to deny the existence of the Rev. Mr. Kallocb, or his church member, Mr. Hayes, who peeped after him, and black -mailed him and then exposed him. It is Mr. Hayes turn to-day. It may be Mr. Kalloch's turn to-morrow. It is Mr. Washburn's now. It may be tho Gordons' turn by and by. But bo the turn whose it may, the system of a barbarous age and peopleappliod to tho control of civilized mankind awakens the fiercest resentment. Men have put up with the savagest task masters. They have endured the bloodiest tyrants without resistance for many years. They have submitted to the Kings of Prus sia to the Czars to the House of Austria and even to the Turks. But a government of Meddling philanthropists they cannot bear. It resembles the governmentof vermin more than any human despotism. Individually vile aud odious, butquite insignificant, when collected, they aro all-pervading, all-devouring, appalling, loathsome, to every sense, and intolerable to tho strongest body and the firmest mind! Thus the govern ment of the Robespierres, the Marats, the Washburns, the IlDbarts and the Hye3, is the oppression which maketh the wise man mad! It mado the Gordons mad when it was first applied to them, and what they ut tered under its influence was temper uot - r .i . . treason, let was tnere sense as well as temper if they preferred Jeff . Davis to an abolition government. As I understand an abolition government, a man might endure it. A man might endure the governmentof Mr. Phillips, for be is a gentleman or of Mr. Garrison, for whatever may have been thought of his sauity, his integrity was never questioued; but the abolition government which they understood was the Inquisitorial the cetlar the sink and cess-pool com mittee which stood before them ordering them to put out a flag and I think there is no man of spirit with that in his mind who would uot prefer the wolfishcess of a Davis to the pedicnlousness of a Washburn! The Gordons have done no wrong. They do not hate their native country, though they cannot like its imbecile Government. A Government which has everything given to it bv a generous people, and which does Tjothicg but waste time, make pro.damatiaTJS' and feed contractors, cannot be liked or trusted until it alters its course. It must continue suspected and unpopular, if it is, with every advantage and opportunity, un able to secure peace or to make war! These sentiments I understand them to express. They havo a right, moral as well as legal, to express such sentiments. ThoyjouglU to ex press them; and woo to the fanatic who shall meddle with them, or with any one else in this way hereafterl OPINION OF C0JIMI89I0NEB. The complainant in this cose charges the defendants with "giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States," an in rirmoi mnda of dflscribinff the offense of "oi- herino to Vie enemies of the United States, giving them aid ana comiori." in oiner words, tho accusation against the defendants is troason for under the Constitution and laws of the United States treason consists in "levying war against the United States, or in adhering to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort." And the punishment of this offense is death. To constitute this offense, some overt act, cither in levying war or giving aid and com fort to the enemy, must be proved. It is woll settled that no words, or Intentions even, however hostile or disloyal they may be, are sufficient, if they have not ripened into acts. The laws of the United States have thus far failed to make opinions, sympathies or intentions, or the expression of these, how over disloyal, base or hostile to the existing Government, and offense cognizable by the Courts. Such conduct is lefc for its punish ment to tho just and indignant judgment of mankind. .... .v i Our sole duty here is to admimstor the law as we find it. In reference to tb9 two younger Gordons, it is but just to state that so far as I can per ceive, no testimony whatever has been in troduced affecting them; and the testimony, so far as it relates to Mr. Gordon, sen, is mainly to the effect that he received lotters from a customer in Baltimore giving him rebel accounts of the movements of the ar mies sooner than they were published in tha papers here. . . , In reference to the remaining defendants, George and Henry Gordon, 'although tha testimony is much more full as to their ex pressions of sympathy with the rebellion, yet I fully conmr with the views stated so fairly by tho learned District Attorney, and it is entirely insufiicient to prove an overt act of treison. My only duty, therefore, is to order that this complaint be dismissed, and tho de fendants be discharged. The crowd in the court room burst lnto applause which nobody checked, and many people went up and shook hands with tha Gordons. Washington Correspondence of tho N. Y. Herald Arrest of Bell Boyd, the Female Rebel Spy. The notorious female spy, 'Bella Boyd, familiarly known as the betrayer of our . . . T 1 ilia frallanfc forces at rroni o.vi. wuuiu r"' " command of Colonel Kinley wasjslaughtered . - i .im:..v..i..An ana capturea, was;arresiea a luiiucsmi uu Wednesday last, and is now confined in the Old Capitol prison. Romancers have given thi3 femalo undue repute, by describing her as beautiful and educated. She is merely a brusque, talkative woman, perhaps twenty five years of ago, rod-haired, with keen, cour ageous gray eyes. Her teeth are prominent, and sheis meager in person. There is a sertain dash and naivete in her manner and speech that might be called fascinating; but she is by no means possessed of brilliant qualities, either of mind or body. Being ln sanly devoted to the rebel cause, she resolved to act as a spy within the Union lines, and msnoirat in ilivAm wars recommend her self to our officers. One of the Generals formerly stationed in tho Shenandoah Val ley is mentioned rather oddly a3 associated with ber, and Belle boasts that she once wrapped a rebel flag around bis head. Our young officers, dazzled, perhaps, took her outriding ofton, and Bhe was frequently a habitant of our camps in tho Shenandoah. From the facts gleaned in this way of our movements and projects, she kept up a pret ty regular budget of intelligence, and tha en emy was advised of our favorite designs. She admitted in prison to day that she had informed Jackson of our situation at Front Royal; but this she said was done to prevent the effusionjof blood. Passing through her native place, ahe was groaned at by the citi zens on Thursday. The proper people of Martinsburg havestoadlydislikedher. Bhe passed, indeed, if not for a village courtesan, at least for something not far removed from, that relation. A leading Secessionist of Washington visited her in jail to-day, where her quarters are comfortable, and gave her luxuries. Some gentlemen likewise waited upon her. She talked with thorn at random, and with much abandon, and said that sue intended to be paroled. A soldier guards her room, and paces up and down continually before the door. Her own ad missions will convict her of being a spy. She was dressed to day in a'plain.frocly low in the neck, and her arms were bare, oacs son, it appears, is ber idol; and she gave vent to romantic desires to occupy his tent and share his dangers. She takes her arrest as a matter of course, and is smart, plucky and absurd as ever A lunatic asylum might be recommended for aer. jvj-Some weeks ago after a lato mar riage the doting husband had some peculiar thoughts when putting on his last clean shirt, a3 he saw no appearance of "a wash iu." He thereupon rose earlier than urbjual one morning and kindled a fire. When hanging on the kettle, he made a noise on purpose to arouse his easy wife. She peep ed over the blankets aud exclaimed: my dear what are you doing?' He deliberately responded, "I've put on my last clean satrt, and am going to wash one now for myselt. Very well," faid Mrs. Easy, you had bet ter wash one for me, too." A 1 - ... ,Vta man hail-19 tbfl OolV A Vl.O w it Mja e - - animal that laughs, does so because be has tii tail to 6flake when he is pleased.