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Editors an d Prop r I e to rs .
" II gT ma knife on day at-sohool, -" -'
Foar-bladd, tb handle of pearl .
And great black words on the wrapper said,
, "'. Fer the darlingef little glrl. !"..
I wu glad Ol yes,'th crimso blood - 1
To W yoang.ohecV cnjn'e n(J went,'
. And my heart thninped wonderoualy pit-a-pat;
Ent I , dUu'l knetr what it rnoant. . ,
One night he said I must jump on his sled,
For the snow was falling fast; ' '
I was half afraid, hot he coaxed and coaxed,
And be got Trie on at last."
Laughing and chatting in merry glee;
' To my borne his coarse he bent,
And my sisters looked at each other and smiled;
But I didn't know what it meaut.
The years pawed on, and they touched his eye
With a shadow of deeper blue; .
They gave to hm form a manlier grace--
To his cheek a swarthier hue. v
"We stood by the dreamily rifpling brook,
When the day was almoRt spent,
His whimpers were soft as the lullaby;
And now I know what it meant! .
Dickie Lee.
I wonder now if Dickie Lee
Locks back across the years, " .
Smiling perhaps, at ths thongh, of me , ' '
Ad the funny times we used to see, -In
that echool-honse dim of yore! '
On the little bench close by the door, ...
The little bench that would hold but four
Janie, Lois, Dickie and me
And the lambs of the flock were we.
I wonder now if he ever thinks
' Of tbt! dreadful time he stole the piuks
And roses rare to give to me! , '
. And what befell poor Dickie Leef
Tbey tell me that my Dickie Lee
Je a man cf wealth and pride; .
That he has ships upon the sea,
Titles, too, of a high degree, '
' And that a lady becamo his bride.
. , Very well, so lot it be, . -. i :
Ficklo Lave I been as he. .-
'Tis many a year since he wns my lover,
Loving me we'll, and loving no other ;
Tis many a year sin'o the barefooted lad
Komped close by my side, makingmerry and glad
'Tis many a year, 'tis many a year,
That seols np the past and bring down a tear
But I think of him yet as a laughing boy,
Knowing or dreming of nauglitbut joy,
Unless he dreamt of me. '
And I would not see the man of bare . ' .'''"
That calls himelf Richard Lee; "'
That has wasted cheeks and thin gray hair,
' For oh! ho would steal from an , J
Somcthiugl love arfd cherish well,
An imago bhi ined in a secret cell. '
; Tb.e Seed Must Cie. '
The seed mustdie before the corn appears , -
Out of the ground, in blade 'and fruitful ears;
Low must tho.se ears by tickle's edge be lain,
Ere thou canst treasure up the golden grain.
The grain ia crnshed before the bread is made,
And the bread broke ere life to man conveyed.
O, be content to die, to bo laid lowt , .. . ,,
And td be crushed, and to be broken so, .;.
If thon upon God's .table may be bread,
Life-giving food to couls an hungered. Tbekch
t. Hypocrisy.
To wear long faces, justas if our Maker,
' The God of goodness, was an undertaker,'
-' Wei f pleased to wrap the soul's tinlucky mien
In sorrow's ditsmal crape or bombazine.
, , : : Db. Wal'oot.'
The JIvilb sr War.; War i the law of
, Violence, and has continued to increass in
tuagnitnde and intensity since the day of
-Abel's murder. It - is not only attended
with the shedding of"btood nd waste of
human life, but also with the destructioiof
property and the ruin of individual fortunes.
It involves the extirpation of cities, their
abandonment to cruelty and, licentiousness,
-erVape-1 swldiery; erimsons Hversf '-lakes
an4 flfplcts yrih toe blood of -.'fHor.Cit-eens,
neighbors and etraLgers, and it whitens
fields with bleaching human , bones. It fills
once baTppyiotols fvith fears and lamenta
tion breaks , the heart of. age, blasts .the
hope8.of beauty, 'of youth", and of love. Jt
chilla the human heart to the care, and
brings apall of darkle ver th kad.r
:' Fine sensibi'.ities are lika woodbines, de
lightful luxurieaof beauty to twine round a
;6oiid etero of understanding; but yery,. poor
things, if: they are left to-keep along the
ground'.. ' '. - '.' ,;' -!
r At5ettyburg 28.000 muskets we're lakeii.
xIt is stated that of theseiOOO' were , found
to be loaded, .12,000 containing two- oads,
and 6,000 from three to ten loads each.' Id
many instances half 1 a-; dozen balls Were
4"ven in on a single charge of powdeit, ' In
same cases the former possessor has reversed
.the tjsual order, placing the ball at the bot
tom -of the barrel and the powder on top.
:'-..,- From Peterson's Magazine.
1 vThe Couitsliip
vMr.!!WHiram Woodhouse :was naturally
a very timid man.- .Not that he was laek-!ng'-in
moral cr physical courage, but he
was. afraid of the women. 1 Ua ell other oc
casioDs' he wa nsuallr eanat to";the emer
gency, be it whatever it might; but place
him tsls a lete with a woman: Bnd. to use a
vulgar expression,' he was done for.
' II is mother had long ago .settled down
to the uncomfortable conviction that Will-
ism would never marry; and the girls had
arrived at the same conclusion; it had be
come quite a thing to say, in making com
parisons, ,"As .great a fool as Will Wood
boue!" ; . - x
. For take note, bashful young gentlemen
however much ladies may admire mod
esty in theirownex, they invariably depise
a man who has not oourage enough - to say
to the girl of bis choice, "I love you."
Will admired the girls in his way; but
he looked upon them very mush as sensi
ble people do upon' a hornet's nest, as a curi
ous piece of architecture, but not safe to bs
familiar with.
. ' So Le kept his distance, and io the mean
time arrived at the mature age of twenty
three. Theo be met, for the first time, at
a picnic party, Adelaide Browne. We be
lieve people with the stonic3t hearts fall ic
love at picnics; and from that hour poor Will
had no comfort of bis life. Sleeping or
waking, his dreams were full of the beauti
ful Mis Browne. Surely, there never was
another of the numerous Browne family
like her! Bice eyes, white mnsiin" dress.
with knots of pink ribbons, brown hair, red
lips, pearly teeth, snowy hands all danc
ed together in a miscellaneous "all bands
round" bofore bis excited vision.
Adelaide, all unconscious of the trouble
she had caused, went ber way, breaking the
hearts' of most the young gentlemen in
Highbridge, and trying hard to fracture the
few that remained whole. She was visit
ing her Aunt Hooper; and it is an undenia
ble fact that ladies always. take best where
they are not known. This is no libel on
the sex no indeed! for with gentlemen
this troth is still more applicable.
:jfilrs. Hooper was a widow lady of no
small personal attractions, in her own esti
mation; and if she was not so young as she
might have been, she thought she was, and
behaved accordingly. . She still affected
short sleeves, and profuse ringlets of glass
iest black though envious iddividuals per
sisted that hdr curlswere made et the hair
dresser's. -Thes same persons also believ
ed that fhe was anxiou to supply the place
of her dear deceased as 83jn as possible!
For a week after meeting with Adelaide,
Will bore up bravely. The second meet
ing destroyed all the stock of composure he
had been hoarding up. He took desperate
ly to the Muses, and walked the whole
night away, to the infinite destruction of
shoe leather, and the ii finite disgust of his
practical papa.
- IJe met Adelaide not quite frequently.
There was an excursion to Mount Gilbo one
fine day, and Will had the ecstatic pleasure
of trending on Adelaide's dress, thereby,
throwing her bear.long into a pile of brnsh;
and while Laura Blake picked her -up, and
helped to pin on her flounces, he stood by,
frightened half out of his wits.
From that time he pined rapidly. His
appetite wes a thing of the past. Uis
mother thought him io a quick dacline, and
dosed him with hoirLound and Dr. Perkins
patent pac.no puis, tie grew worse and
worse. " ;
' At last, thinking himself near bis end, he
confessed te his mother. She was thunder
struck; but at length, like a sensible wo
man:, she advised him to put on his: tother
clothes, and go right over and lay the case
before Miss Browne. . It couldn't kill him,
she said; and then if she refused him, why
there were as good fish in the sea, etc. -
Will took tbroe ilays to consider, aud at
the end of that lime his mind was made up.
He swallowed a double dose of blackberry
cordial, doar.ed his flame colored dress and
aud black and blue plaids, brushed his hair
till it sbone like ebony, covered his head
with his father's leu dollar beaver, and
made the best of his way to Mrs. Hooper's.
' Not that he intended to ask Adelaide
but Mrs. Hooper. If he could only get the
aunt won oyer, to bis cause, and employ ber
to state the . condition of his heart to her
neise, he should be happy. He felt sure
that he never should live througn confess
ing himself to Adelaide; and if he did, and
she should say no, he was satiefiad he should
faint away right on the spoil
; : As good fortune would have it, he found
Mrs.. Hooper alone, ia her best gown and
bumor. She was charmed to see him, and
treated him to nuts and cider, and a seat on
the sofa so near herself that poor Will was
at his wits! end to fame the first word of his
They talked of the weathe rand the crops
until the clock ' struck'-ten. The widow
tried to make him thiak:' it was only nine;
hut he was not so far gone but that the ter
rible moment could be no longer delayed.
He must make a beginning.
Mrs. Hooper, said he, I ;cima. over this
evening be hesitated.
i-'-Y'es. Will, she said most encouragingly,
j: I came over ; .-. . ': .:
--Yes. I know you did, sti ft-more encoui-
,nsy ; . ,. t. v
I came over to ask a great favor of you!
-WelVyou could not have come to any
body that -would he readier to do you a
kindness,-William. -. , . , lS
Thank you ,
The sweat stood on his forehead in great
drops., j. ......
' But, continued he, this is a very delicate
"business," ver! ' I come to ask you --to
to ' ; 1' .l- " -i
Go od; don't, be afraid.- I. am listen
ing. -
. The fact of it is, I am In love! dssperale
ly, there I've doqe lt! .:. ?; ' .
Mercy me! Why William! and I never
mistrusted it never!' Well, of all things!
And the widow edged a ; little closer, and
put her fat hand in. William's.. .-
Yes, I'm in love; and I came to aak you
Ifyou.would . ... -
. Will I? To be sure I will? How could
you think , otherwise? , I . have always
thought so much of you. ...But it is so ; sud
den; what will folks say? ' :
Deuced if I care? , crjed Will,' elated at
the prospect before him; i's nobody's, busi
ness. . Am i to be .wretcnea on account oi
what people will say? Don't bug me so,
Mrs., Hooper, I beg I I ain't used to it;
andV and, what was that noise? , . , ..
The tnice, I guess.. Dear Will bow glad
lam you told me. f .
And you will ask 'Adelaide and make it
all right with her?
, Adelaide? . Oh! she will have no earthly
objections of course not. .
Are you sure? If I was only certain of
it! Oh, Mrs. Hooper, I loved her the mo
ment I set eyes on her! :
Her? Who? . ' . ' .
Why, your niece, Adelaide Browne.
She is the only woman on earth that I
could ever be happy with. I shall die if I
don't get her.
Mrs. Hooper turned purple.. She caught
up the poker and flew at our hero like a
maniac. He made for the door, she follow
ed close. .
I'll thow you bow to Insult a respecta
ble woman, I'll show you how to steal the
affections of a guileless heart, and then
prove false! she cried, each showing accom
panied by a thump from the poker.
Will bad at last succeeded in putting the
door between him aud his antagonist; and
in frantic haste, he dived down over steps
and at the bottom reeled full :nto the arms
of Adelaide Browne herself, who was just
returning from a friend's.
Don't let her get at me! be cried, I'd
rather die than she should bug me again!
It's you I love, and not her. and she's mad
der thit a hatter.
It was not a very elegant proposal, but
Miss Browne's self possession insured Will's
evtiilasting weal. She accepted him on the
spot, for she had liked him all along, and
nothing bad stood between them but his
abominable bashfuiness. , -
Will is a happy husband ard father dow;
but even to this day. the stebt of a widow
will make him tremble they are so inti
mately associated in bis mind with pokers.
Should Democrats Enlist. .
. The Beliofonte Watchman answers
question in the following language:
"We have been asked time and again if
Democrats should enlist and help to prose
cute this war, as it is now conducted? Like
persons that belong to any other party.
Democrats have a right to do as they please,
and as they see proper about going into this
war, aud we suppose they will regardless of
our opiuion as to the propriety or impro
priety of doing so. Io a war of this kind,
waged by the General Government against
Sovereign States, by which the first princi
ples of Democracy are violated we can have
but little faith in any one claiming to be a
Democrat that gives it encouragement in
any manner whatever, yet if a man desires
to fight to free a pack of lazy worthless nig
gers, and run the risk of being killed, to de
grade his own race to a level with them if
he wishes to destroy the property and homes
of those who ask only for their right3, and
entail misery and destruciioo, upon a peo
ple who never harmed him if he wants to
strengthen the hands of the despotism at
Washington, and force the people of the
North to become serfs, or subjects of King
Abribam if he would assist in destroying
the American Republic, and help to estab
lish a monarchy upon its ruins if be would
fasten a debt upon the country that the
bones of bis own children will be mortga
ged to pay, and increase the price of the ne
cessaries of life so that his wife, sister or
mother will be compelled to suffer for want
of food or clothiDg if he would enrich coo
tractors impoverish honest laboring men,
and have death and desolation ride rampant
over the whole country--then we would say
enlist. These are the only results that can
flow from a continuance of this horrible,
wicked war, and that a Democrat a disci
pie of Thomas Jefferson will assist in hur
rying them on we do not believe. If the
members of cur party , had stood firm and
left the Abolitionists to 'prosecute their
own war, it wculd have been over long since
and our country would never have been dis
graced with an Abolition party again. ' For
our part we have never taken any stick in
this war, and never shall never asKea a
man to eplist and never will, for' as long , as
men and money are furnished those in pow
er it will be prolonged when they are no
longer to ba had it must stop, and. peace
with its many, blessings will then be eojoy
edl Not bsfore." ' , , - ' , i , .
" Mewobt. It is said of Cardinal Richeliu
that when be built his magnificent palace
on the sight of the family chateau at Rich
elieu, ho sacrificed its symmetry to preEerve
the room where he was born. Ao attach
ment of his nature is generally characteris
tic of a benevolent mtnd; and a long ac
quaintance with the world cannot alwaye ex
tinguish it. To a friend, says John Duke
of Buckingham. I will expose my weak
ness.' l am often missing a pretty gallery
1n the old house I built in its stead, though
a thousand times better -in all respects
TKij ia th lanensae of the heart, and will
Mriinil the reader of the good-humored re
mark in bne of the Pope's letters: : I should
hardly care to have an old post pulled up
that I had remembered ever since I was
child. : ' '
A maiden,, like a fish, is often hooked by
Ihelip. : i.: : , -'J. !. -S :;
' A mind hardened Bgainst' affliction", and
body agaiost paio and 'slokness; are the
two securities of earthly happiness.' - -J-
Many doctors pat drugs of which they
know little, into bodies of wbioh .ibey. know
lets. :, . .. . , -. .
. Avoid too many and great obligations; , U
ia running into debt beyond what yon may
oeaDie to pay. . . , , -..
Vice and Ignorance in Massachusetts.
The people of Massachusetts must hot
blame the rest of the - country -for pointing
out shest comings on the ' part of .the old
commonwealth. L They have been so self
righteous and have seen so tnany motes in
other people's eyes that the discovery of a
beam in their, own must be accepted with
due humility. ; We had occasion, a short
time since to show from official documents
the revolting indeceucy and barbarity with
which the male and female prisoners and
paupers of Boston were treated by the su
perintendents who had them in charge; but
the following is Btilt more damnatory, as it
shows that the population of whole counties
in Massachusetts are more ignorant and de
graded than the sand hillers and corn-crackers
of the South, as described in Mrs.
Stowe's fictions. . . i.
The sentence of Obed Reynolds, Jr., of
Freetown, convicted of the murder of Bul
lock has been commuted by the governor
and council of imprisonment for life in the
state prison. We have no doubt that the
propriety of this remission of the death
penalty will be acquiesced in, certainly when
the facts are known. Reynolds was a boy
of eighteen, bom and brought up in that
part of Freetown known as "Slab Bridge,"
Nobody without undeniable proof would
believe that a community of such ignorance,"
of absolutely heathenish ignorance as this
is represented to be, could be found in Bris
tol county. Two thirds of the witnesses at
this trial, adult natives of the town, signed
their names with a cross. The Bible was
literally an unknown book. Reynolds
could neither read nor write and had never
heard of Christ except as an oath! At the
trial every member of the family, except the
old father (who appeared through the
whole as an honest man,) committed the
most deliberate perjury. Well was it asked
by a benevolent woman, who, since his con
viction, has taken great pains to instruct
Reynolds, "what could be expected of a
boy who had a bail mother, a. bad sister,
and a bad wife?" The hanging of such a
boy would have been only judicial murder.
The above is from the Boston Common
wealth, a paper which usually regards the
people of New Englaod as being of the elect
of heoven, while all the rest of the world is
in outer darkness. But what a picture is
this of a community living within an hour's
ride of "Hub of the Universe," and not
more than a guoshot's distance from Ply
meuth' Rock itself? 'HeatHenish : igno
rance," the "Bible literally unknown," the
"name of Christ never beard except as an
oath." Such is the account of a Massachu
setts. - The reader can draw his own moral.
New York World.
Retaliation In Kind.
Id the Summer of 1863, Wm. Waller and
Scbultz Leach, two Kentuckians, and high
ly connected in their State, were commis
sioned and sent from Abingdon to recruit a
company for the Confederate service. They
1 - . w ... . - i T
werecapturea at aiaysv.ne, inea unaer ur-
der No. 33. of Burnside, the barbor, (tae
same under which two other recruiting offi
cers had been condemned and shot,) con
victed, and sentenced to die at the musket-
paint. Their sentence was subsequently
commuted to hard labor with ball and chain
during the continuance of the war. They
. vi . T.J 1 1 ! .
are now at jonnson's lsiana worsiog uui
the terms of their sentence. These facts
were laid before the Confederate Govern
ment by members of the Kentucky delega
tion now in Congress, and Friday Major
Turner, commandant at the Libby Prison
Dost, received an order from the Secretary
of War consigning two of the Federal priso
ners with the rank of Captain to a situation
identical with that of Messrs. Waller and
Leach. ' : .i
The two, whom the fates selected from
the tn or eleven hundred lederal officers,
were Captain R. G. C. Heed, of the 3d Ohio
Cavalry, (Straight's command.) and Captain
R. O. Ives.' 10th Massachusetts Infantry,
both good representatives of the rEastern
and Western Yankee, and apparently as
equal to the task af breaking stone as steal
ing a negro. . -
The nair will be started forward to-aay
for Salisbury, North Carolina, the place se
lected for their future field of operation.
When the Federal authorities notify .this
Government that the officers, for. whom
they are held, are released from their igno
mious position, they will be restored to the
tlatus of prisoners of war, but net.netore.
, i ; .; liitiimond examiner, eta. -
The Pietv of a Republican Senator.
One J.J. Owen, a member of the. Cali
fornia Senate, is the editor of the St. Jose
Mercury, in that State. . Ou . Thanksgiving
day he penned an editorial article, in which
he said: - ,.
VAl.l who believe in an overruling Provi
dence are called upon this day, by . the
President of the United States, to lay . aside
their temporary avocations, and unite in of
fering up to that Being the tributoof thanks
giving and praise tor Mis many blessings.
.We have cause for abundant joy in that our
armies have been able tokill a goodly num
ber of traitors during the pest year, and to
send their unshrived scuta to bell, whore it
is to be hoped that the billows of remorse
will wash over them for several ages. We
have reason to be thankful that the Army
of the Potomac is expected soon to cross
the Rapidan with ten days' rations, "and
hopeful that it may not return before the
rations are exhausted. We ought to bless
His only. name for the invention of Greek
fire, i guqpowder and ten-inch" shells, for
these things will, have their boly uses in
.elevating the human race." v v.
. Owen is probably graduating for political
preacher, and. who may become ihe com
peer of such pious me-i ta the Rev. Starr
King and Rev. Hecry Ward Beecher. '..".,,'j
An Irishman, being a little fuddled, was
asked what were his religious - views. "Is
it 'm'e belate ye'd be aEkin about?",, said be.
"It's the .earns, as, the . Widdy Brady y. I
owe her twilve shillings for whisky, and
'she bbTaves I'll Diver pay ber, and, faitb.
that's my belafe.'too , ' '-'v .,'
Provldefor after life so to enjoy the pre
sent; enjoy the present so as t6 leave a irfo4
.' vision ror tne time to come. - -. i
lil us
i J.- : ' Tho' "Naur Tl.oO
. W I
L "Jbsfph ia Kbt, arid Simeon is hot, and ye
will take Btvjamin away.". '. Such is' the
wail tuat will arise from thousands of hum
ble homes all over the land, when the six
short ;. Hues - signed: ."Abraham Lincoln,"
which we published yesterday mornings at
the head of the first column of thefirst page
or ine uaiiy iMews, shall hnd their way in
to the lowly-dwellings. J
One ond a half millions of hale,- hearty
men, our husbands, our sons, our brothers,
nave already been sect forth to this horrible
war, and now half a million more are called
for to satisfy the appetite, of the insatiate
Ode and a half millions of bale, hearty
men nave been taken from the productive
labor which has made the greatness; wealth
happiness and honor of our beloved countrj;
.J ' t.lf '
buu nuw uau a muiion more io go:
"When, in God's name! is all this to end?"
we may suppose to be the sad and anxious
exclamation of many a worthy matron, as
he takes ber seat at the frugal board for the
evening meal to-morrow and next day, and
next day, as the doleful news shall reach
the 'farm houses throughout the land.
"When in God's name! is all this to end?
Robert was killed at Bull Run; John at
Chancellorsvil!e; Sam has returned muti
lated and bed-ridden' for life from bloody
Chickamauga; Thomas "alone remains to n3.
Peace ! Peace ! Oh : God give us peace.
This war U not worth what we are paying
for it. Our own fields will remain unculti
vated; our own homes will become desolate
to say nothing of the still greater misery in
flicted upon our Southern brethren if this
horrible war continues." Shall we longer
suffer, and inflict all this for the emancipa
tion of the negro, who is much happier,
slave as he is, than free as we would make
him. When, oh, when shall this cruel war
The father listens to this apostrophe of
his wife, but sits by pale, thoughtful, and
silent. Thomas, too. finishes bis meal
without uttering a word.
"Tom, by boy, you'll have to go this
time, I fear." says the father seriously, ris
ing from his chair.
"Willi?" is the curt reply; and there is
something in the eye and about the lip of
lorn, as he leaves the room, which suggests
to his parenrs that Tom is not quite of the
same opinion with hfs father. New York
Profits of Woolej Mills. The Wash
ington Woolen Mills at Lawrence, Mass.,
have sold goods the past year to the
amount of four millions af dollars, and their
clear profits amount to $340,000, 0r fifty
percent on their capital.' While shoddy
contractors are thus amassing fortunes out
of this war, growing rich and opulent out of
the blood and treasure of the nation, the
poor operatives in their employ, working
bixteen Jiours per day for merely enough to
koep soul and body together, have:clamor
d for an advance in their wages but with-
out success. Tbey quite work recently for
a time and demanded an advance in wages,
which was refused them, and finally utter
starvation stared them in the face, com
pelled them to go to work at old rates.
These shoddy contractors are an extremely
loyal set of men, who are for prolonging
the war to its utmost extent that they may
realize the more out of it. A man's loyalty
to the Government, that is, Old Abe, is now
in exact proportion to the amount, of profits
realized or benefits received or expected to
be received from and on account of the
war. It is a good thing, now-a-days, to
the pockets, to be loyal it pays, to some
people. - - '- -
Maknkrs in Brazil. An oriental tihge
runs through all the manners and Customs
of the country, and is seen particularly in
the general deportment of the women. " In
the interior the female members of a family
are not permitted to make their appearance
before strangers of the opposite sex. One
sees nothing of them until a visit' has been
several times repeated. Even in the towns
there, is a considerable amount of shyness,
especially when other people are present.
They lead a wretchedly indolent life.",' Ex
cepting in the upper classes.- very few in
deed of them can read, and scarcely, any,
even" in the best society, read any other
books than Freuch novels. , They, conceive
that fat constitutes beauty, and their great
ambition is to become as bread as they are
long. When they appear in the streets they
are richly attired in European fashion, but
within doors their apparel is "wretched "and
their habits are filthy. In the principal reception-rooms
of; the best houses io Sao
raulo ladies ol quahtv may sometimes be
seen publicly picking unmentionable insects
from the heads of their negro children, id
some of the streets of Rio they amuse
themselves by standing 'on the balconies
and spitting on the heads of the foot pas
sengers below. With scarcely an excep
tion, they all smoke," and'very frequently
if one of them happens to 'occupy the same
position in a room for a short time while
thus engaged, the floor, in, her. vioinity at
tests that the usual propensity for expec
toration on euch occasions. has been freely
indulged. Spectator. ' '"
Importaut Decision.
. lNDiAKAous,.Jan. 31.
The Supreme Court of. Indiana, by'.Per
kins. Justice, rendered a decision yesterday
n the case of Griffith vs Wilcox, which is
of great importonce.' Griffith was arrested
bv Wilcox, Deputy Provost Marshal, for re
tailing liquor to soldlcs. He brought suit
in the Common Pleas Court against Wilcox
for false imprisonment. - That went against
him , and he appealed to the Supreme
Court. TbatjCport decided. in his favor, and
holds Wilrnv liahln nn thn nrnnnd that. the
military law can not intervene as to the
riahts of citizens iri States where. the civil
liw.il nnnhatm ptfl.l. The auestion is argu
ed fullv. One of the points of the decision
;. kI .u ik not aCtin tJ bver-
nngernmant. but Xa .eetablish
oh e o f tbeix own , just as fh e
IUIUH . -1
,ies "did.
n-iia . at least nine parts . in-tan of
h.t ia handed about by cotnmoa. fame to
be fa lie-.
3.' t-v
;;. What Yoono Men Havb DoNB.-AlexV
andec the Great had defeated the eelebrati
edTheban band at the battle of , Cberpne
and gained a military reputation at the X
tll'K h tbrofie ; of hit
tt fl& v J!-P hfre VtJ. apd at twen-j
ty-five had reached the zenith of Ufa millJ
tary lory, having already conquered tha
two Tn?Sdred b6f0r9 ha '
two. Julms Cajsar commanded a fleet at
twenty-two was consul before forty; had
conquered all Gaul and twice Invaded
.BHta,n efore forty-fiv8,and did ,t
fifty-six. the victor of five hundred battles
and the conqueror of a thousand cities.
Hannibal was commander-in-chief at twen
ty-six; : Scipio Africanus was distinauished.
at sixteen, and at twenty-one closed bbi
military career.- Gongis Khan raised aa
army of thirty thousand men, and defeated
the rebels at thirteen, at fortir ha .- vi.
self Emperor Mogul. , Henry the Fourti of
r ranee commanded the Huguenot afmy al
sixteen, and at nineteen was Kin of Kav
arre; at forty he had overthrown all his ene
mies, and placed himself on the throne t
France, and become the founder of a new.
dynasty. Saxe entered the armr at
years of age; soon commanded a regiment
of horee; at twenty-four he became-Mare-
cnai da Oamp. and at forty-four Marshal of
France. Prince Maurice commanded aa
'01V at the en nf nirfoon ' T. . Vd
- D -vwwM. . UbOl tun
Great was proclaimed Czar a ten year ol
age. Charles the Twelfth of Sweden, as
cended the throne at fifteen' cnmnUM til
first successful campaign against Denmark-
at eighteen: overthrew eighty thnnnt
Russians at Narva before nineteen, and con.
quered Poland and Saxony at twenty-four
Cortez conquered Mexico at thirty-six, and
jTizarro conquered fera at thirty-fire.
N apoleon was lieutenant at seventaen, cap
tain at twenty, chief de battalion at twen
ty-four, general of brigade at twenty -five,
and commander-in-chief of the army of
Italy at twenty-six. Dessaix entered the
army at fifteen, and after rapidly passing
through the lower grades, became a general
of division at twenty-six: he died before
the age of thirty-two. with a re nutation tea
on3 only to that of Napoleon.
- m m m i m
Church Meddling With Politics.
The Louisville True Presbyterian, con
tains the following remarks on the abort
subject: , - . - . .
If the Cbu'Vch, continues this intermed
dling with things of the State how long
will it be till the State will meddle with thsJ
Church? A sample of this was recent!
seen .n Glasgow, Kentucky, where the
military authorities sent the national fiat
into the Methodist Conference,- with ths)
demand that each minister should salute Its
But this treating an ecclesiastic body as"
though it were a political body would never
nave been thought of bad it not been for
the common political manouvering of
preachers. - If as ecclesiastics they invadtf
political ground, they certainly may expect
to be invaded in turn.
The Church thus sets an example dan
gerous to herself as Well as to the country.
Her nature, her policy and her intentions
are all more easily learned by the publid
from what she does than from her creed.
And who, that has been studying here these
last few years in the light of what she fail
been doing, would for a moment dream that
she was not of this world that she Was ia
her nature and appointment a purely spir
itual and ecclesiastical body a great Insti-
tution of peace set up in the world to that
end? As they have listened to her in Our
pulpits, as they have looked in upon assem
blies end caught the tone and object of ft
large portion of' her "debates, and read hef
long and labored political acts as they saw
her worldly temper more eager, more ar
dent and more warlike than military mad
who of tbem all thus learning the nature"
of the Church from her acts, oould believe
that the great Head and Teacher Of the
Church was the Prince of Peace? Such 4
cot-elusion from such premises would b
impossible.: .... i . .1
But this is not all. Going into the ar
mies of this great war, tbey fiod companlesi
regiments, battallions and divisions beaded
by Captains-, Colonels and Generals: Christ
said, my kingdom is not of this World; but
what can be more of this world than head
ing armies and fighting battles. They feats'
left the pulpit to take the sword, and thai
give their highest testimony to the suprem
acy of the world over the kingdomof Christ;
Paul said "God forbid that I shoald glory-j
save in the cross of Christ,'' but these mea
seem to say, "God forbid that we should
glory, save in the art and practice of War.!"1
The same Apostle said, " Woe is tne if J
preach hot the Gospel;" but these men say
n a ir. t. . if nr. o ra nnt fnntA An fVA Vittl.4
field and in the slaughter of our enemies.
" The love of the brothren is .one. of the
evidences of Christianity, but when Berk
military men meet in battle and strike each
other down in death: have they not aban
doned and falsified all their ministerial en
gagements and profession? - What Strang
idea of the Christian religion wouia
Viaatfinn nt Vm t n sea inn all trlASA thiBStl
"The report which 1 he would carry horns'
would certainly be a terrible tamwn
Christianity, and a powerful obstacle to. t
reception where sncn a repon
and believed. ".; - "" ' """ ' "."".'."
Pbesidekct. We have tbue far refrained
r onmment'ne upon the .claims .-af. MT
eentleman in connection, with the Hatloaal
Democratic Convention for this higH ttscl-
tiverx)sition-: we are -reanv lor um wi-
. ... i. .'11 -J.. 1iT . ; r
test and win. won liii vuo wn vt uim-
R . . ... i
ber to secure nis election, wi oars not
who mov he the candidate, ao hs n eOJOpe-
unt, a statesman, and last of ali a ptaettwn
and opposed to s war whose direct objeet jm
plunder and change the form of oor Gerern
ment. " If anybody; wants a Wsr .DeiM'n
uominated, Ibit hictt tote, the RepuNldWi
ticlft,- for that will be. war. all j
see no difference betweeo a '-PS
and a War Abolitionistat 2Vt
Telegraph. t
tboriis; aad "bttwtYlft V1?' ' " ""r"' '

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