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ETIMi ROSS & ROSSER, Publishers. MAYSVILLE, KY., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1862. VOLUME 1 NUMBER 20 THE DOLLAR W HULL RATES OP ADVERTISING. A square is Twelve lines of this size type qual te about 100 words of manuscript. a S a o a eS S C CO CO sS 3 A uu " CJ , 1 Insertion 2 Insertions 8 Insertions One Month Two Months Three Months Six Months One Year $1.0O$1.75 $2.50 $3.00 ffl.Oft 10 1.50 2.50 3.50 4.00 R.nn 15 2.00 3 00 4 50 5.50 10.00 20 2.5ft 3.50 5.00 fi.5 15.00 25 4.00 6.00 S.OO lft.Ort -20.00 30 5.00 7.50 10.00 12.M) 2.V00 85 7.50 10.00 12.50 15.00 P5.no 50 10.00 15.00 20.00 25 00 50.00 80 THE BULLETIN. PUBLISHED EVEKY TIIUKSDAY BY ROSS 5fc I O S E Tt , Editors and Proprietors. MaVstile. KOVFMBER C Maryland, my Maryland. The Despot's heel is on thy pbore, Maryland My Maryland. Ilia touch is at thy temple deor, Maryland, My Maryland. Avenge the patriotic gore. That flecked the street of Baltimore, And be the battle Queen of yore, Mary land, My Maryland. IIrk to a wandering son's appeal, Maryland. My Maryland. My mother state, to thee I kneel. Maryland, My Maryland. For life or death, tor woe or weal, Thy peerless chivalry reveal. And gird thy beanteon- limbs with stoel, Maryland, My Maryland. Thou shail't rot cower in the dust. Maryland. My Maryland". Thy beaming sword shall not rust, Maryland, My Maryland, Kemembcr Carroll's sacred trust, Kcmembcr Howard' warlike thrust, And all thy rtumborcr with the jnst, Maryland, My Maryland. Come for thy shield is bright and strong, Maryland, My Maryland. Come for thy dalliance does thee wrong, Maryland, My Maryland. Come to thine own heroic throng, That sUlks with liberty along. And give a new Fey to thy son, Maryland, My Maryland. Dear mother bnrt the tyrin's chain, Maryland, My Maryland. Virginia should not call in vain, Maryland, 'y Maryland. She meets hrr sister? on the plain, Sic Stmvrt is the proud refrain, That baffles millions back again, j Maryland, My Maryland. I see the blush upon thy cheek, Maryland, My Maryland. " But thou wast ever bravely meek, Maryland, My Maryland. But Lo! there purges forth a shriek, From bill to hi II from creek to crcok, Potomac calls to Chesapeake. Maryland, My Maryland. I hear the distant thunder 1mm, Maryland, My Maryland. Theold lines bu jle, fife and drum. Maryland. My Maryland. She is not deaf, nor dead, nor dumh! Huzza! she spurns the Northern senm! She breathes. t.heborn,shecomes,he comes, Maryland.My Maryland. A Tender Epistle. t.. ;a no dream, as the following billet- deuax picked up in front of the post effic-e will show: My Dear Svoeetht Dicky: I am fo happy to bear from vou so offen :t affords me sich grate plesher." You always was so deer to me I hope vou will soon be deerer. Youkno'thatI never hinted nothing -nt ,arrUoa and never meen to take your own time for that. I shall always re member the old saying, procrstmashnn n the thief of time, but mother says nothin should be doDe in a harry, except kitchto flees. , . . . The fondest wish of mv heart ts that we tnav soon becura one. Do you read Frank lin's Extracks his remarx concerning mar riage is deliteful. Our harts he sez, they OUbt to be heterogeoious so that oux union mar be mixed as uniting not like oil and water, but like toe and sbuger. Tiuly 1 can feel lor tiie mortal Watts when he sez The rows is red the vilets blew, Shnger's sweet andft are you. A Mother say? matrimony is better to.thick OC than the reality. ' I remane till deth or marriage, your own sweet candy. Mary Ann. N. P. I bad a cuzzin married last month who sez there aint no true etjovment but in the married state. Mary Am. P. M. I hope you will let me know what yoa meen to do, as there is four or five fellows after roe hot foot, and I shall be quite oneasy till I beer. Your loving swete. Mart Ann. Polish Tiett. In removing to a new farm it is always customary in Poland to have it solemnly blessed by a priest. In fact Cod's blessing is invoked upon every undertaking, and trivial domestic arrange ments and duties. No cook will as much as put a batch of bread into the oven with out bavins first made the sign of the cross over it. to ensure a satisfactory result. One of the national characteristics is strong relig loos feeling, and an ever present conviction of a watchful Providence. . (KT-'Are you near sighted. Miss? said an impertinent fellow to a voung lady that did not choose to .recognize him 'Yes, at his distance I can hardly tell whether yen 'are pig or a poppy.' Speech of Hon- R. G. Hutctaena The The Political Campaign in New York, A remarkable and Eloquent Speech for the Union and Constitution, Delivered at the Jfemocratic Headquarters in New Ymk 1 he Democratic and Abolition Bule Contras ted. Extract. I Behold the present condition of the reo ' pie, no longer a prosperous, mighty and free people, and an object of iov to despots, and of sorrow to all those who look on it as the hope of their fcture. This is the condition to wh;ch the theories of the Republican paru nave brought us. 1 hev have given ; us nothing in return, but have deprived us :oi the privileges that we, possessed, as we believed, lor our lit s. and then to be an inheritance for iur children. With all this most wotiderful history of the past, to w hich 1 nave relerrert, to glory m in the midst of such unparalleled prosperity, while occu pying such an imperial position among the nations were heard the coakings of the ravens in the dis'ant Eist At firs' a lit tle brood, but faintly hear I nd seen black winged in plumage and ominous in sound ioternvnglit'g with the joyful voices of a happy poople their hoirse and discordant and doleful cries. These b'-ick -winged am) croaking ravens were the Dcechers, Chee vers, Sumners. Wilson and Seward, the rch-raen of them all; who a'ter having kindled the fire, now stands appalled and c'tiscieijce-strirken before the terrible con- ifligration which is raging, and cries out "I Jam a conservative !" Great aid continued applause. This black brood prolific and I birds of ill-omen always are soon over- I spread the northern 1-ind. Th-v bore with j them desolation and death They were the forerunners of war, carnage and misery. j The chiefs of these ravens clustered in a I city in the West, where they chose h leader 'of the brood anil hatched an outnumbering I swarm. There they proclaim a new theory j of government, one prophesied a brighter I reigu of prosperity, happintss and peace j than the country had ever before erjed. ! They predicted to us. tinder this new theory. c w. ..i.i'.'i i it..-., Clin and social systems, but it. commerce, trade, agriculture and every thing. They claimed that no loLger would slavery bo a subject of ' agitation throughout the land. They in- j scribed on their banners, as their mock-war-, rlors Lore them through the streets atniht. ar.d as they hnr.gover the crowded thorough- lares, pucii bniuuuir.iiis ani promises as i nese: "Free Speech," "Free Press," Free Homes,' 'Free Men! ' Prosperity unknown btfore was to be throughout the lard, and peace was to sit down at her gates. Cheers What a sarc.ni there is in tin reality of the present ! Free Speech! The crowded dungeons of Fort Lifayette. Fort Warren, and the Capitol Prison at Washington, an swer this shibboleth of the election hour. Free Press ! The Press of St. Petersburg, Vienna and Paris is the essence of liborty in compj.rHon with our own. Free II ms ! The boast of L ird Chatham, that the King of England dare not enter the meanest cot tage of the poorest man in England, with out the authority and warrant of law, is no longer our boast. There is not the meanest bovel, the loftiest garret, nor the deepest cellar whoso doors are not liable to be bro ken into at this mons.ent by the officers of the Superintendent of Police. Such acts would not be permitted under the reign of a Horatio Seymour! Loud and continued cheers. Free Mn ! It is the boast of those who live under the protection of the law, which bears proudly on its front, "personal freedom," that the person of the cit:zn is always shielded from illegil arrests and i. le gal harm. And yet, even in despotic France, where the civil law is supreme, which claims no strict regards for personal rights of the citizen, where tho great protecting writ of i habeut corpus is unknown, the person of the cinzen is safer to-day thin it is here There a here there is no C 'tistitntion like our own, erubodving ar.d reproducing among i othergre.it priiicip'es. the great assertion of the Petition ot lights, that no person should be detail ed' .in prison without having a -e-peedy trial even there the gra'est mele tactors against the Slate, like Orini, have a safe and speedy trial, and counsel can thun der, s they dare not do here, against the iniquities, the corruption and lyranuv of the Government, without fear, and where an in terference by tho Emperor would ba tcoru ed by judge and jury, and would ra'se a revolution which would shake even the Im perial throne to its center. But here, where we believed was an inheritance of all those great writs of freedom from our English ancestors, who won then from King and wrestled them from Parliament Mag na Charta, the Petition ami Bll of R'ghts, the Habeas Corpus Act. and even the Cu stituiion ol our Und, which embodies and reproduce the great popular principles and assertions of those writs, are revoked by a Pennsylvania lawyer aDd a New York Fouche. Applause The Democratic pirty must save the country. Ihe country appeals not only to a Democra'sc army, with the youthfui Democratic General at its head, to preserve it against the armed assaults of rebels, but to the Democratic jarty to guard it against the no let-s dangerous atticks of the fanat ics and traitors in our midst. "'-'It rests with the Democratic party to save this Govern ment, which is drifting like a ship, over the open sea, rudderless, dt-mnntled, without even the smallest pleaid in the over hang ing darkness to give light and hope, except1. it may be the faint dawning of the Demo cratic victory in the East cheers to lead and guide her to take the place of the drunken cew who are on board of be, and the imbecile plats at her helm, who, while she is fast setting into the deep cling for safety to the broken and rotten timbers of the platform of Chicago, looming up in the darkness before them cheers It rests with the Democratic party of this State whether this magnificent polity the ultimate and consummate realization this mast-r-pie.?e of civil structure shall ba lost through the insanity and imbecility of its present rnlers. and the visionary theories of the Hepablicao party, or whether it shall have a renewed lease of power, prosperity and graodear. ' As the best ealogiaa of the r Democratic prty is the past history of th;s country, to the best proof that it can save it, is that even amid the shock and storm of battle, it does not swerve from its own pol icy that it still proclaims its old faith, and recites the articles of its ancient ritual. It proclaims- no other creed than the Constitu tion and the laws, as springing from any based on the Constitution. It deals in no Utopian theories, hut is sa'isfied with the Union as it was. Great applause. Besides those violations of our Constifd t'onal and personal rights, in place of the peace prosperity and happiness which these Republican oracles predicted for Us, we have had war, bankruptcy, and mourning through out the land. ' In the Senate house, where Webster and Clay taught those rrand and undying lessons of patriotism for the vonth of the country, have been heard the voices of the Senators of the Republic calling for war-leaders, the result of which would be the inauguration of a second Sn Domingo masjacre. Under the Republican po'icy. within lessthan two years, this nation which under Democratic leaders, was reaching the acme of ci viliz.ition. has been relapsing into the most ancient and the blackest birhaHsm. And wuiie the destinies of the Rpnnblir. have ben trembling in the billonc nd the people especiidlv th- TV, have been giving themselves, their lives;! ar u pouring out tneir monn lit- ,.,,. f. he cause of a btraved Union and violnto,t Uoiistitulion the Republican fShinn Q,l hn Republican Conores tim. Kr. ntnt.;..,. au i organizing oisaster an- Hetat. to rms, and almos imposs:ble to conceive but yet it is the truth calculated with cool, m ithematicil precision, how many lives of he nob.e Democratic youlhs, who grasped I heir arms m sprang into the ranks of the army of the Union, on the call of a Repub lican President, they must sicrifise before they arouse them to tho fiendish enthusiasm of themselves to demand a war policy, whose his'ory will be that of the S in Do mingo massacre, of outrage, and assassination of o--r defenseless women and child ren of the Anglo-Saxon race, by slaves changed irto demons of lust an 1 blood. Cheers. I, rests with the Democratic party to save the Republic. True it is, that New York State is but one of the thirty-four. But she is New York Sta'e. She must lead in the great revolution of the people. As she leads, so follow the other States. Her po sition will not be merely one of entreaty, nor even of example, but one of command. in the form of an official popular mandate. If New York State, with her command inu geographical position, her great banking, commercial, mi Jiifacturing and trade inter ests New York, so cos-nopolitan and con tinental in tho characteristics of her citizns, with but little of the characteristics of New England, w here Black Republicanism thrives and is indigenous as an element of fanati cism; with her peerless position among the States, declares for a change of measures and a change of men; let the Tenth of Novem ber b what the Fourth of July, 177G, was to the Republic it is as im ortant a day for our liberties what tha immortal days of history have been to the nation, on which iay wo choose our leader, Ho ratio Seymour. On which day, before the assembled repre sentatives of the Democracy of the State of New York at her capital, he, the brave chief tain of the Democrncv, declaied that the Bastiles of the land must be leveled to the ground, the gigs to be taken out of the montlis-of the citizens, the fetters and clogs removed from the printing press, that there should benoSit Domingo massacres to red ten the land with the hlood of helpless wo men and children, but from that day out there should be freedom of speech, freedom of ihe press, respect for the Constitution and the laws that the war should go on with all the strength and resources of the Govern ment sustained by the De nncracy, but only far the restoration of the Union as it was and the Constitution as it is, ar.d when theseob jents were attained, that t he war should cease. Beholding ihe baud writing on the wall, which tells them that the days of the reign of their power are numbered, they call us Secessionists. The thousands of our Demo cratic brothers who are fighting to-day by the side of the brorize.d and berimraed can non, with rilles and swords in their hands, lor the cause of a betrayed Union, and a violated Constitution; the thousands of the unnamed, unknown Democratic heroes that sleep along the banks of the great Southern rivers, in the everglades, on the plains and valleys and on the extended seacoast, answer the charge. They call us ike peace party. It is a war party . to. restore the Union to maintain the authority of the Constitution and make the Jaws respected. Whenever the people of the South throw down their arms, and desire to return to the Union, the Dc'nj 'cratic party will ha a peace party. That praver will be made by them, and that prayer will be granted unto them when the Democratic party, by her elected Repre sentatives,"sceuds to the seats of power Cheers. We must crush this party or it will crush us at)'.' the Union. It is an aggressive and despotic party. Permit them to go on -in their fanatical, insane and despotic policy, and the results which ihey will present of that policy will be, if the forms of a Union be restored, one-half of it a howling wilder ness, and the other half ruined by their cor ruption an.l profligacies, or a Northern con federacy. Think nottbat there will bo peace or freedom!. This party will 6nd some other subject ot agitation to feed on. In may be against the church , in .which you prefer to worship your God, or the country where you were born. And witu this party supreme in power, after having crashed out the Demo cratic element and its spirit, the despot sm under which we now live will be the essence of freedom in comparison to those privileges we will then he allowed to enj y. may have then a Red, instead of a Black Repub lican er.u Oo the other hand, with the re storation of that old Democratic party to power, whose history was that of the coun try :n the days of her peace, prosperity and strength, we commence a new national ad vance, equalling, if not" surpassing that of the last three-quarters of a century, with an other era of prospertty.saceaediog this era of the present and enjoying what at east win be a full recompense for the laborious camp- ; a?gn into which we have enteied to-nigh', and what we do not now eci v, the blessings of law, order, and civil and social liberty. Great applause. A Difficult Question Answered. Can anybody tell wbv, when Eve was manufac tured from one of Adam's ribs, a hired girl wasn't made at the same time to wait on her? We can easy ! Because Adam never came whinning to Eva with a Tagged stocking to be darned, a collar string to be sewed, or a wlove to be mended, 'right away. quick, now!' Because he never read the newspapers until the sua had got down behind the palm ttees and stretched himslf. yawning out. 'Ain't snppr most ready, my dear?' Not he. He made the fire and hnng over the kettle him'lf. we'M ventnre ami pulled the radishes and peeled the binanasand did everything else hq ought to do! He m'lked the cows and fed the chickens, and looked after the pigs himself. He never brought half a doz n friends to dinner when Ewe hadn't any promegranates, and the matro season was over! He never stayer till elev en o'clock to a war meeting hurrahing for the out candidate, and then scold because noor Eve was crving inside the gates. To be sure, he acted rather cowardly about ap ple gathering time, but that don't depreciate his helpfulness about the grdn! He never pliyed billiard, or drove fast horses, or choaked Eve with cigar smoke. Tie never loafed around 'the groceries whiln solitary Eve was rocking little Cane's cradle at home. In short h did not think she was especially created for the purpose of waiting on him, and was't under the impression that it dis graced a man to lighten his wife's cares a little. That's the renson that Eve did not need a hired girl, ami we wish it was the reason 0000 of her far desrendendints did! Ax Esiiistt axo I'kain v v;ks Throws OFF THE TllACK BY A REBEL BULL Last week, as an engine, with twelve empty stock cirswas coming up the North Missouri Railroad near Florence, an infuriated bull dispute ! its passage bv getting on the track and throwing up the dirjwith his leet in a furious manner. The breaks were whistled down, and the train stopped, but all to no purpose, as the bull obstinately maintained his ground, as if determined to dispute ev ry inch. " . " The engineer started the trained again, thinking that the obstinate animal would certainly give way to the iron horse; but in this he "was mistaken. The bull lowered head and slowly advanced for the contest. The train was running so slow, that, instead of knocking the infuriated animal off of the track, as it would have done in full speed, it ran up on it. The consequence was the engine and entire train was thrown from the track and entirely destroyed, involving a los to the company of between $20,000 and $25,000! A rather dear "bull fight. Stonewall Jackson Administers the Sa crament. On the morning of a recent battle near Harper's Ferry, after a sermon by one of his chaplains, Stonewall Jackson, who, by the way, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, administered the sacrament to the church members in his army. He invited all Chris tians to participate in this ceremony. A Baptist, thestraighlest of his sect, thoroughly imbued with the idea of close communion, was seen to hesitate; but the occasion, and the m in who presided overcame hisscruples, and thus it has happened that the prospect of a fight and the eloquence of Jackson made a Baptist forget that baptism is the door into the Church. In all Jackson's ar my an oath is rarely uttered. A religious enthusiasm pervades it which makes every man a hero. Conscious of the justice of our cause, and imhud with the strongest con viction of patriotism, his men are irresistible. In this incident wo have an explanation of General Jackson's invincibility, and we are thus enabled to understand tfhy his men are all heroes, and why they endure without a murmur the severest hardships to which any troops have been subjected during the war. When peace is restored, it will be honor enough for anv man to say. I belong ed to the armv of Stonewall Jackson.' Knoxville CTenn ) Register. How a Modest Man was Mistakes. The Syracuse Standard says: In Lowell, at a lecture, a few evenings sir.ee. a gentleman, the modest man cf his sex, and no less po lite than modest was sitting in a pew rather remote from the light. A pretty lady sat next to him. Looking on the floor during the lecture, he espied what he thonght was the lady's handkerchief, the lace tnmmme i edge just visible from under her dress Turning to his pew mate, he gallantly whis pered, ' You've dropped your handkerchief madam '." and before she could reply he proceeded to pick it. up. Horror! he had seized the odge of her pet skirt, Bnd did not discover bis mistake until the top of a gaiter boot stared h'm in the face, and the faint sound of a laugh just nippel in the bud by the application of a real handker chief, warned him of his mistake Moral Don't attempt to pick np anything with lace to it before you know what it ts. O-Beautiful is old age, beautiful as the slow drooping mellow autumn of a rich glo rious summer. In the old man nature has fulfilled her works; she loads him with the fruits of a well-spent life; surrounded bv his children, she rocks him away softly to the grave, to which ha is followed by bless ings. There is another life, hard, rough , and thorny, trodden with bleeding feet and aching brow; a battle which no peace fol lows this side of the grave; which the grave grasps before the victory is won; and strange that it should be this is the highest life of man. Look back a'ong the great (namp of history; there is none whose life is better than this. Westminster Review.- . ...r 07"Tf the medical dogma is true that'Iik enres like the bite of ostsbould be treated with edt-nio. From the Dubuque (Iowa) Herald, Oct. 23- A General System of Plunder in Curtis' Army Disgraceful Developments. We call attention to the extract given be low from a letter written by a soldier in the army of the South-west, in regard to the complicity of army officers in cotton specu lations and robberies. The letter was writ ten by a young man to bis sister, now a re&i" dent of an adjoining town, and was not in tended for publication. We have been per- mitted to make it public, however, and do so on the assurance that every word is true. Nike Miles Below HEr.rc'nr.f' September 28, 1862. $ Dear Friend: We are yet under march ing orders. This morning we exchanged all of the canister shot for solid shot, which implies that we have gotsome wall to batter down somewhere. "Last night aur forces burned another lit tle town just on the opposite side from where we are now encamped. Day before yesterday we took a transport and went down the river about eighty miles to getsome cot ton . You must understand that we confis cate all property which belongs to rebels in arms and whose sentiments are antagonistic to this Governmet, and that we have now in camp not far from two thousand negroes, contrabands of war persons whom we use to get (or rather steal) cotton with, and of which cotton Uncle Sam never gets a pound. "Our camp is always thronged with cot ton speculators, who seem to be very social and intimate with our officers. Well, to our r:p down the river: The crew consited of two companies of the Thirty-third Illinois, and one section of Captain Schofield's bat tery, twenty-five negroes, and a man who made himself very conspicuous after we were out of sight of the camp, and who afterwards proved to be the overseer of a rebel planter, whose son is a Captain in the Confederate Army. This overseer was on board of this Government transport, who af ter we steamed in sight of the rebel pickets, disembarked, went to the picket guard, and in half an hour returned, when our boat re snmed its journey and passed without being fired upon. Extraordinary, was'nt it? Tn an hour we landed at a plantation landing, where we took aboard twenty-seven bales of cotton. After this was done, and the cotton securely stowed away, the overseer and the Captain of the transport chained fifteen of the negroes together, whbn the overseer, thoroughly armod, drove them away. .Next morning our b at was hailed by two negroes. Of course we took them aboard, for negroes are contraband of war. From the Cincinnati Enquirer. Political Abolitionism The Evils of Its Success Predicted. The Tribune office, .New York, has been noted for its energy in getting up and pub lishing political pamphlets. Indeed, it is groat on such instruments for enlightening the public mind, and issues them in num bers innumerable. In 1844, when the can didate of the Tribune for President was Mr. Clav, a campaign tract was issued by Gree ley & McElrath, signed Jtjkius, from which we make the following extract: "We are not fond of alarming topics, nor disposed to excite unnecessary anxiety. But Vie evils of Political Abolition, rising up in the North, must be faced, and the conse quences it tends to must be considered. However averse the people of the free States may be to slavery (and we believe they are almost universally so), yet we can not but feel that this remedy of Political Abolition is worse than the disease, first, because the rude ness and violence of the treatment only ag Tavate it; and next, because they fear that the medicine, if administered as proposed, wil 1 till both p itient and the doctor. A dis solution of the Union would be as cer tain as any effect of moral cause that can be reasoned on. Nor is it likely that this would be the end. The political asperities and exasperations that would grow out of such a conflict, would themselves naturally be breeders of other convulsion ; and it would not be strange if some chieftain or chief tains should rise up in the struggle, tomuke slaves of all freemen, aud bind in stronger chains those whom, by such means, it is pro posed to set free. "We are a family of States, bound to gether bp a covenant solemnly ratified, which prescribes the rights of each. In this family, concord ij beautiful; but family quarrels are the worst of all. Look at Spain. Will any one say that such a movement as the political abolition of the North, does not put in jeopardy the peace of this Union, AND the Union itself.' And can any human foresight tell what scenes of strife it is likely to produce, if itshould be encouraged to pass on its way toward the supreme power of the nation, which is its avowad aim?" Political Abolition obtained the ascenden cy in the North in 1860, and the conse quences, as foretold by the Tribune tract of 1844, are now in part the country, in fearful and desolatingcertainty and magnitude; and the future may realize the prediction in all its fullness. Bad Ltjck. A wooden-legged amateur happened to be with a skirmishing party lately, when shell burst near him, smash ing his artificial limb to bits, and sending a piece of iron through the calf of a soldier near him. The soldier 'grinned and bore it' like a man, while the amateur was loud and emphatic in bis lamentations. Being re buked by the wounded soldier, he replied, Oa, ves; its all well enough for you to Dear it. Your leg didn't cost anything, and will heal up; bnt I paid 200 cashformine.' Cy-A large lumber dealer, at Gardner, fell into the' river, and wai in danger of drown ing. Efforts were immediately made to res cue him by floating boards fropij a pile pa the wharf. The drowning map.'seejng .that the boards came from his own. pile, cried' ont to the men to 'pick far the' wane edge pierces,' From the New York Sunday Mercury. The New Belief. Without comment, we publish the follow ing devout production, coming to our tabic from a devotee in the city churches. That there is considerable human nature la it, w body can deny. TE ABRAHAM LAUDAMUB. W e praise thee, O Abo! We acknowledge the to be sound on the goose. All Yankee-land doth worship thee, ever lasting old joker. To thee all office-seekers cry aloud, 'Plaa keydom.' and all the powers therein. To thee, Stanton and Welles continually do cry, 'Bully, bully, bully boy with a glass eye.' Washington and Illinois are fall of thf majesty and thy praise. The glorious company of Political Cent rals praise thee. The goodly fellowship of Postmasters praise thee. The noble army of contractors praise tbse. The mighty Republican institutions throughout, all Columbia do acknowledge thee. The father of infinite proclamations, thin admirable, true, and only policy. Also Brevet Lieutenant General Winfiald Scott, the Comforter. Thou art the King of rail-sputters, U Abel Thou art the everlasting son of the late Mr. Lincoln. When thou lookest upon thee to run for the Presidency and deliver the Union, thou didst humble thyself to stand upon the 'Chi cago Platform .' When thou didst overcome the sharpness of election, thou didst open the White Hons kitchen to all believers. Thou sittest at the right band of 'Unci Sam in the glory of the Capitol.' We believe that thou Shalt not corns to ba re-elected. Nevertheless we pray thee help thy ser vants whom thou hast kept from 'Jeff Da vis' and 'Foreign Intervention.' Make us to be remembered with thy favorites in offioa everlasting. O Abt! Save thy people and bless thy parasites: tiovero them ana increase tneir salaries forever! Day by day we puff thoo. And we exalt thy name forever in the daily papers. Vouchsafe, O Abe! to keep us this day without change of Generals! O Abet have mercy on the Army of the Potomac! O Abe! let thy mercy be upon us, as ear trust is not, in Stanton. 0 Abe! for the have I voted, 1st rat aaver be drafted! The Contra bands. Now that the weather is growing cool, the question naturally arises. wbat is to become of the numerous contra bands in Washington and vicinity this win ter? Will the poor wretches be permitted to starve or freezo to death, or will the Gov ernment undertake to support and provide for them? Their present condition, even before cold weather has set in, is miserable anl abject in the extreme. Wbat is like ly to be a couple of months hence, it is sot difficult to imagine. Hundreds of he con trabands here have had already, quite en ough of liberty and Abolition philanthropy. They would gladly return now ta their masters and mistresses, but they bare no power todo so, and, indeed, are not permitted any opportunity to carry such desire into ef fect. This morning a stout cegro, rigged up in cast off army clothing, came to a door where I was standing and entreated to be given a jub' anything by which he could earn a meal of victuals. I questioned this man and found he was from Fredericksburg, having belonged toa well known lady of that town. Jerry (the negro) bad for ssvtral years hired his time from his mistress, and was getting along very well as a eatsrer. In an evil hour he determined to turn 'contra band, ' and came to Washington, bringing hundred dollars in silver, his savings, i'his hard earned money is now all gone, and Jerry himself, sadly out at elboys and toes, humbly begs a little employment at sawiag wood to postpone starvation. lie Is very re pentant and anxious to 'go home,' bat, so cording to his own statement, is not allowed to do so. lie may rot among the phillaa thopic Abolitionists, but can not be permit ted to return to slavery This is one in stance out of many which have fallen ender my observation, and of thousands whua un doubtedly exist in this city. What have the Abolition fanatics to say to it? What remedy do they expect others to apply? Washington Correspondence of the N. York Express. No I Ain't Neither. 'Look here, you boy, you're annoying me very much,' said a Dervous old gentleman to an urchin who wae touching candy with an infinite gusto at the theatre, the other evening. 'No I ain't neither,' returned the little urchin, 'I'm a gnawing this ere hnnk of candy.' Nervous old gent winked both eyes, end collapsed, while diminutive pantaloons 'chawed' and ground away with Inexpres sible satisfaction. Oy-Wisdow is an ocean that has ne shore, its prospect is not terminated by an herison; its cnter is everywhere, and its circumfer ence nowhere. fjylf you have a scolding wife, trust tm time; old age may bring you the blessing of deafness. fjrlt is to be feared that many a woman tears her hair ostentatiously at her husband's death, after having torn his much worse in his life-time. Wbat 1b the difference between a good soldier and a fashionable yoaog lady? One faces the powder, and the other powders the face..- . . - ' A young lady a sensible girl gives the following catal iuge of the d liferent kinds of love: ' 'The sweetest, a mother's love; the longest, a brother's love; the strongest a wo man' love; the dearest, a man's lover apd theBweetest,l0nest, strongest, and fbedeat e& loVe a loVe of a bdiiuus.'