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4 THE CONFEDERATE. THE CONFEDERATE. ADVERTISING. ADYFRTI8EMEXTH wRt be Inserted at two doll t u per sqnarenf tea listes (or less) for eact iasertion. llarriage Botlee aed bitrlei will t e charged a adrertUemeats. . " ' JOB WORK. . - JOU WORK ef rrery dcecripUea will b. ,M ectd at this Office with dispaUk, avd as aeatlf as eaa s done anywhere ia the Soathera Cos A. 31. GOIUUX CO., Proprietors. . TERMS:. DA HA EDITION, for months ....'..:.$12 i 3 7 . j " 3 T!l!-W2EKLY, forfimh 7 t 3 ; 4 WKKKLY EDITION, for 6 months 5 J " !ifrrirtton w ill bf received o" a nv other ! VOL 1. RALEIGH, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1864. tormn t hn the above, nor for a longer or shorter pUMod. NO. 10. eoeracy. 1 IP M .'f? '? ly luj- UVj u il Shot Again. We are oV.ige 1 to rcur to the shotting of deserter n;;iin, because of tho article in the I royr. o f the 2th Ii that nrficle the Pro i;ni ktv: "We said nothing about Col. fJriuies or Lt. Gotf." Now a creat deal is to ho pardoned of what the Progress dos sav,.for peveral reion ; tnd w do pardon a great deal : bat when two honorable and gallant officers are ! sp,kn of a "calkin extorter" of dying con- fos?on-, and ' miscreants, " then it 'becomes the part of justice to rmiihh th p'aec of cleinene.v towarN -n.-li ae.-imer. It is verv true that the Pro-jrem doe not. in so many It would be wise; if prompt measures were word, say the miscreants. Col. Grimes and Lt. ! adopted to strengthen our means of resistance ;fT. callously extorted the dyine confession of j to r uch a degree, as to ensure the capture o .Tame Kinjr; bat it proceeds after alluding to y force which" may have the hardihood to th-charpe heretofore made that the teaching I 'vj'dertuke tbe enterprise. .This can ba done: cf th- S'anlard had produced desertion j U is over a liUlr4 'les fm here to Wrtsh' to p'.o-.v t'nt Virata has had derter : I inPton or 'bem the roads are few and easy an 1 then it says: ' Did it suit the purposes of j ome ciIIm,. eresrnre to extort a drinz eon- j fession fr-n soro one of "these miserable j wr-teh" at the ,rink of eternity, it mi-ht be j done;" and then it epre the hope thit nich r,.ire.Tat will be found at the mournful i traeedr. We dismiss the stibj"et with the simple re TiTirV that, ttnless fiVn?on fas mnde to these two ofHrs. the artifd wool 1 be very much like th maj'.ritr of the luonbrstions of that pnper. So of th other hnppy phrne "there are crawl uit creepiinr orentitres in t ii State thst would h-ive nsured h woTld that the blood of the unfortunate victim were on tHe Standard and Prnyrr.r,' Now, mnny pr-ons who nre in the bawt of looking after sich things, mitit ?uppoe n allusion was intended to us, in the "crawl ing and creeine creatnre": " but we never for a moment so considered it: we attributed the j metaphor wholly ti th-it natural inclination of men to talk or write " nK;it what run in th'ir heads" and nothirrar more. In if' last nrticle, the Profres evidently winces ; and so it miv : and so miy fr. Holder Jor th? fart horn by honorable men, .who are ti'iov rsproarh, that mors than r,nr deserter, in thei laf hour, have fatten I on the Tlditor of the Pro jre an I Mr. Jlolden the retponxibiUhf of their dtath. In ressurd to-Nethoreutt's battfillion, re axe promised a full fi'e of the p:per to which we LTP alluded : and we are assured that an article will be found therein denouncing the or-g-mi-t'on of that bittnlion into a reeiment, as a brea-'li of faith, and much more. We expect to 'e ah'e to show that thnt paper circulated frefly in tl.at biftall;on, and we shall prove by one Cjptnin. that nearly his whole compnny de serted immediately after readitig it. Now if, in addition to thi. the men who have died have locnted the cause, then we have a case where the ciuje was sufficient, and likely to produce the rfT'"'t; m l t'ie etfrTt wis prolucod.- Where cm the efl"'et be reft rred t, but to the c:ui'' ? Now. thfrp is one thin? about which t o have no difficulty. Viro d not wisji to so. arrests m.id" for p'vt oT'nce. as a general thing; b'l wbre ono of our own tn"T has berrt dor.e to death bv ' jvrntcions example, tlioii we are clearly of opinion i h it as soon as the Commissioner is appointed, the inves tigation should beyin ; and the person on vrhom is fastened tho responsibility might to be sentenced to take tlie place of the dead deserter, and serve out bis time. Ti e Pro. t res. f says: " Xr des the editor of ihe Confaifrate lK?lieve that Mr. Hidden is disloyal." This is certainly the supreme of s-if-nSMir un-e. L"l th- public only look at it. ,et it th'r.k of tl f Progj'es all its compo nents all its antecedents all its surround ing: an.! t'ten think of u t. aul theti imagine the Protp ess pronouncing for us. ex cathedra, what we Vtleve. ami what we dn't believe. WV aro creatures of limited capacities in ibis ivorld. and fort una My cay not foresee what we are c uning to. Oa this matter we ffould say- to the Progress, that it had better be content with our general arguments ; if it finds them j not mi' ted to its taste, it would scarce be p'eased with ur individual belief. As to the persons who communicated to us from Kiu pt'n : If the keeper of the drug store can on ly tell a dose of salts, be is a harmless citizen. for hi drug is a sdmple aperient ; but out of the drug establishiuirtit cf the Progress, the public i;J physicked with the deleterious poison which produces death to the individu al, and would -produce fatal malidy U the governrueiit. We rather givp the preference to the vci.der of silts. Hi native who " held office under Lincoln till the State seceded, " did nothing more than many ir.cn much worthier men than the Viujrti did, under a sense of duty ; and this native has testimonies of his character, publicly rendered by Mr. Holden, that ought to give him a famous standing iu the eyes of the Progress. "Ye know " nothing of what the Progress has suffered or how it has been beggared by the war. " Vi'e have heard very bad accounts of its connection with the army, and uther things; but we don't care to gc into that ; and the Progress had better not make us a witness as to its loyalty. We don't know much tb.it we could say iu favor of it. We have heretofore assured the Progress that there is no personal feeling in our stric tures upon its course. We never recipro cate even its homely epithets; we deal with ;t with candor, but never harshly nor disre !"- tfullv. If we feem to it to be ungener- ous. it is because "we do 'it justice. When it so c Tilers its goings tl at justice to 't shall bo desirable and palatable, then we hall "'shine" iu it estimation as -both jvsl and generous. A Raid. I -The rumors are rif that Burnside h"a.s a j cavalry force of several thousand- at Washing- j u. Iftlis he true, most tike ly a raid towards j1". P'-'cc TOay h meditated by the enemy, j j There are many reans for this supposition, I unnecessary now to mention. f f "bbtructiqn, and around Raleigh there are . strategic positions that, well held, will afford ; 5ure VoV ction' W have been informed that weak-kneed men recommended the surrender of j lciiy. when a former raid was threatened. repetition of such ,ugge,tion ought to be j i allowed now. If necessary to secure to the j military Authorities the necessary freedom of j action, martbil law oujtht to beat once declared j upon the invasion ; and any man who stand for j a moment, by counsel or att, in the way of a successful defence, ought to be . shot. And while we are averse, as a general thing, to say ing what we are willing to Jo, in suwi an emer- I foe in whatever direction he ma' come. The military department will be under the control of Col. Mallet i. unless some ranking officer supercedes him We invite his attention to the possibility of a raid-towardn Raleigh : and we recommend a constant caution, and such preparation as may enab'c us to make a success ful ashitance to tlje Confederate authorities in conducting the defence. Very Strange. Several per ns bave assured ns that, a half sheet from the Standard officii, has beeu pub. Iirh d fr eirculntion, within the pist few days and the Iredell Express chirges that Mr. Iblden " is endeavoring to supplant Gov Vrance in tho affections f the people and of th army, by circuit s and Idtcrs'.1' Now i y this triv ? Is Mr. H-ddeii engaojed the trickery of secret circdir distri!utiug ? hope it can be denied". We Is it true, either, t' at. wl i'e professing to have suspended the publication of the Stand ard, whence does not -end it to his cxchabC' a!thcu,T.h h- has asked that his (changes to him may bee. u'i'iiied he is actually engaged in publishing the S;and mi on the sly tint to Ikj sent to his general subsc ibers, nor t his exchanges but to pxrticuUr favorites? I c is impossible. We will not believe that ar y one as sensible is.Mr. H-dden, Wi.iild adopt a sys, tern of trickery si unworthy. If it be true, it will deservedly draw down upon Mr. Hol dn tfn4 peremptory cuidenHiatiun f the whole press fratemi y. for what will be considered j by them as a cheat, in obtaining their ex ! thinjres whilst withholding his. on thep'eaof suspension. We hope Mr. Hidden will give to this report an 'Unqualified contradiction, and we will be glad t publish his det.il. Haranguing. Rumor about twn bath it that, on ati afternoon not long ince, Gov. Vance toik it into bis head to stroll alontrjhe line of the Raleigh and Gaston r ulroad, in the direction of the company shops, and his attention being attracted thereto ho looked into the window, or walked into the door, 'when lo ! and behold! there was candidate Mr. Holden, holding forth-to the operatives in quite an animated ge.ticulatory way while. "John,'' (as George Mil's Jny familiarly calls the Progress whvn tnvmng ii to oreaKias'j was a ueiigntea atMi tor, catching to t2 brimful! the "droppings of the sanctnatv." When the Governor entered the tableau was complete. On this Plate of the case these questions arise in our minds: Quere Fir.t. Is a small chat, quite in a i colloquial way, to a railroad dire- tor, who is at the same time master machinist, and a few operatives, in a retifod, out of the way place, delivered quite in a colloquial way is this bar mguing fur votes ? Q acre Second. If an editor happens tu be present, quite accidentally, and hears the speaker, and holds his hat," is this editor a supporter, or is ho a neutral, or is he a ' half a,il n:" ' Quere Third.- If a live Governor, on an evening walk, happens to look in, is he veri- tably a Paul Pry ? dot be intrude ? Is the candidate caught ? Is the editor " per- PLEXED ? ' Important to All. vYe would call the attentioa of our readers to the advertisement headed "Looms." These machines have been successfully tested, and recommend themselves highly to all 'who would be prac tically independent of both yankee and fo- reign manufacture. Fur a minute description see advertisement. Fr m Northern Virginia. Advices from Northern Virginia, yesterday, report that the Yankee army is falling back from the Rapidan to the Rappahannock. If this be so, it will probably occasion an advance or other change of onr w'n 1W. , Vroai the Richmond Egiminer. A Bold Speech In the Northern Congress on the War. A ,r.e.a k, nu-y P..eeu as in possesion for a whilc mX alunft b uu tmiUylt be of a copy of a late spech delivered in the i nblnliirijly pr.KU:tns himself !, v,f Northern Congress by Hon. William J. Allen, of Illinois, on the war and the state of the coun try. It is a bold and feav'ess document, ani exposes, with unsparing hand, the corruption and infamy of Liucolo and his party. We do not know that we can do better than give some extracts from it. They afford a' valuable page . to the history of this war, and doubly so when it comes as a -voluntary 'contribution to the evidence of the wicked and devilish spirit with which th:s war has been wged against. the South : the racriessioNs or tub north -at the out- . BREAK OF Till: WAR. When the war broke out, the great cry nt the No. th was that it whs a war for 41 the Union and the Constitution " Mr. Alletf, in his speech,' produces some interesting scraps of history to show with what smooth and seductive profes sions tlje North att-mpted to lull the South into a feeling of security. Think of the crusade now being waged against slavery, aud then read the fo lowing professions of the North, r. hich Mr. Alien brings t light from- the occult archives at Washington: Soon after the battle ff Mauassas, and when the panic was over, and Beauregard had failed to occupy the capital, the Houe of Represen tatives adopted the following resolution, in troduced by Crittenden, with but two dissenting votes : " 'that this war i- not -waed in any spirit d" oppression, or .for any purpose, of conquest or subjugation, or purpose of overtlir owing or ituerfriina with the rights or established institutions of .these States, but to defend and ri.ainUin the supremacy f th Cor sritufion arul to preserve the Union, with all the d g nby. eqn-dity, and rights of the several State mdmpaired, and" that a-5 so in as these obj 'cts are acoomp'ished the war ought to ee:S". A short time afterwards a similar re-tolu-ti n was submitted to the Senate by Andrew .loiirsoo, o rVen n essee, And, my recollection is. unanimously adopted. Rut a few ilays be f'!' this, mi to 4 h day of July. 18(il. the Piesw'cnt spke to Congress-. as follows : " L st there be some uneasiness in the minds f candi 1 men as to what is to be the course of the'Governmrnt toward the South rrn Sjatesaftej' the rebellion shall have been suppressed, the Kxeoutivp deems it proper to say b wil bo his purpose then, as ever, to be guided lj the Coastifutinn an I the lairs He desires to preserve, the Government, that - it may be administered for all, a'JVt was admin istered by the men ,vho m ide it." About the same time a tnc-mmber of tho CaMoet. Hon. Caleb B. Smith, since deceased, )roceedctl to Provi 1-nee, i:i the State of Rhode Iidand, and address-d to the pub ic t'n'e follow i; g cheering word-: . 'I he theory of this Gvernment is that the Satrs nre scvere.ign within -thvir proper Sj)hore. 'The Government of the United States has no more right to interfere with the insli'uti-'U of slavery in South Carolint than it has to interfere with the peculiar iustitu? t;ons of RIv do Tslnnd ' " My frietids, wo make no war upon South ern institutions. We recognize th r'ght of South Carolina, and Georgia to ' hold slaves if they desire them. '"It is n ! the province of the Government of the United States to enb-r into a crusade against the institution if slavery. I wou'd pro lnim tr th"3 jieople of alt the Statesiif the Uni'-n the right to manayt theiv institutions in i h Kir own icay." - Ii w;i9 in this spitit, and about the Shtne time, that Mr. Seward issued his instructions to '-or representativesab" road, in which he di rectcd them to make public avowal of the pur poses winch would eontrol the Government in provccuti..g the war. In h's dispafc?:es to Mr. Dayton, our ndnister at the court. tf St. Cloud, he used the following language : " It is h.ardly nceessarv to add to this in con'estible statement the further fact that the new Prendent, as wlbas the citizr through whose suffrages he has come into the admin istration, has always repudiated all designs whatever. ad wherever imputed t him arid them -,f dislu rb'my the system of slavery as k is existing under the Constitution and laws The case, however, would not be fully pre sented if I ere to pmit to say that any such effort on his part woujdbe unconstitutional, and all his actions, in that direction would be prevented by the judicial authority even though they wore assented to by 'Congress and the perple. " Instructions to Mr. Day ton ia 1861. THE WAR AS'NOW WAGED. Turning from the specious professions of the North, at the ou break of the war, Mr. Alien dwells upon the shameless perfidy of the Washington Government, and shows how the war, commenced uuder the cry of the Union andhe Constitution," 1ns been con verted into a crusade. against slavery and a war i .f extermination and plunder against the people ot the South. He says: We have eeen the rights of the people usurped in Maryland and Delaware, and in portions of Kentucky. We have seen tbeir constitutions and laws suspended by the edicts f tho President and his minions, the ballot-b x trampled into the dust, and the slavish creatures .of his tavoutitism fob ted into oftic and honor, not to represent the inter csts oi the voice of the.people of those States, not to" dts hnrge the duties incident to the offices which they obtained by a combination of fraud and force, but to register and assist in executing the decrees of a mastt r, whose slaves, violator of the Constitution as he is, they are torally unworthy to be. o o o e o o Even her almost every hotue, except the habitations of contractors aud ah -litionbts, has become the abode of bereavement, often ot desolation ; taxation is grinding ah classes except the petted plunderers of the Govern ment'; 'and jrvhiie national and individual bankrnp cy is impcntliug, a more terrible doom is apprehended and feared." We can not shut our eves to the fact that the elective franchise is endangered. THfT PRESIDENT MESSAGE. Mr. Allen is equally severe in his strictures on Lincoln's message Hesavs; . By declarations he stands convictCAl cr'm inal hypocrisy in regard to matters v tal to the existence otthe c nntry ; and now, hav ing thrown .fT those res trait is which were i - States, and assumes to ileal with their covern- men s and tbe lights and property of loyal op!j with a sway inoro cruel anil despotic thatri cl.iu:e 1 fr any -"monarch or Uespt iu the wot Id. o o; Themssaa was reparetUy the President and those who acted as his unmediate advisers, v.ith direct reference b proltmg-ation ,f tho war. and tnis desire b protract the hostilities has fir its object no otbor or higher aim than tire repfabetisiblc and criminal one oi re-electing Ivm. . Lincoln's ' ainf-sty pco:lamatiox " kvkn laugh kd at. Lineo'n's amnesty proclamation, or bis " offer of n irdon to tjii; rebels, "as his friends re pleased to style it, excite, even ridicule at the North. Mr. Allen; alluding to it, says: 0 The only answer ' m st of them will make to his proposals is that f dt fiance. I repeat that the' President proposes terms t tne peo ple of the Suith, which all sensible men must, know that, diey vll reja:'d as degridinj TIiq jackals who follow the ami' for the purposes of piunder are .ot part of the.S mthern peo ple ; and the I'yal Leagues whic'i they may form within nvbtary posts I b. not take info the account. N t jlo 1 allude to thoseexcre-scenc-s upon the political an 1 military sys tem known as " nniii iry governors " such adventurers upon the l-azird of a rnil!e civil war as Johnson, of Tennessee, and ll-'in-ilton, of Texasj? Tlu-y have ben se!ec;ed, I supp se, to " govern ' tns w'to h tt iho n, just as eunuchs are appointed to guard the harem. liaoh excites the disgust of t!io.e who are compelled to endure their presence. A " RAID " 1NT NO'lTil CAROLINA A etOTTRK t.F THK WAR F t; THE UNIoN A.N'I) THE CoN ST I TUT I : Mr Allen, referring t- a speech of his col league, Mr. Arnold, in wh eh Mr. Liruv.fo was ass ci i'ed nit'i the Saviour f mankind, reminds him tlsat the command of our Sirioiir "Vas that- servants s' uld he '. t)liciirei)t to their jnaxlers," and then presents w view the following picture of the war: But a few days ago, a Norfolk 'corresp n dent of the New York Times wrote ns follows in regard, to a nezro rai l which General But ler cause 1 to h". made into Nor ii Cirolina The materia! results of the raid may be summed up as follows: Between t ato and three tho''sahd slaves were released from Ito.i ctage, with wh.n were taken along about three liunered anl fifty ox, horse Hod imi'e teams, and from fit ty to seventy-five saddle horses, some of them valuable animal. The guerrillas lost thirteen killed and w.-iaided; ten duelling hi u.-.es with many thousand bush els of corn b longing to them, .were burned, besides two dis'idericst. four of the camps were destroy-d, ami one of their number a hanged ; and one hundred rifles, uniforms, inftntry equipments, etc , fell into our hands as spoils, with bss on the part of ihe bri gdder of twelve-killed and wounded with one man taken prisoner. Besides this, fourteen rebrl prisoners and four liostages were brought in. . 41 In regard Jo its moral and political re sults, h weve., t.bi? importance of. the raid cannoc be over-estimated. The c 'Unties iti vaded by the cohort d troops Were completely patdc-stneken. Scot uf -families, for no cause but a gui ty Conscience, fletl into the swamps on their approach. Never ws a region thrown into suchcommotion by a rail before. Proud soi.ns of chiralry, accustom ed to claim the most abject obetlience from their slavrs. liVrally fell on their knees before these armed and lUginfonned blacks and begged for their lives. I was frequently asked bow I, aei'i o. dared to trust myself among such iucar t: d, Ti(ns. ' What shall I do to be tav-d 1 " v., 1- cueslioq wkel on every side. ' . Thi laid, Mr C irmn,; is but a spec'mtn of the movt.meu's which It vc characterized many of our nn:i .iry ojr .tiom. Plundfer, wholesale and ind;criniir;a;e, upon' the loyal' and disl yal alike, if we in:y believe tiie corres do'.ddoce published in our own p ipers, and iif formation derived from other reliable source?, ha been so common and conducted upou a " scale so vast that it has bccone no longer a matter of surprise. It is perpetrated in every form, under the semblance of trade regulations,, impressments by pretended levies upon the disloyal, and by military orders which nffurd fcufficient pretexts forthose whose choice pursuit is plun ier. . It is true that we bear occasionally that such men as Butler and Curtis have been suspended; bat the hungry cormorants who seek plunder, and know they can obtain it under the -auspices of such men, are not long in having them restored to commands where their cupidity may be grati fied. thk corruption at washington the work 0v fiutler unmasked di3 record in new Orleans. Leaving this raid, Mr Allen proceeds to speak of the. wholesale and indiscriminate plunder in this war, and particularly of the infamy of Butler's career : The robberies under the reign of Butler at New Orleans have been so palpable as to shock the sensibilities of mankind. No prize was too great, no inducement too small for bis en terprise. From the State capitol to the grave yard, from the parlor to the kitchen, hia grasp ing band was extended. All accounts agree that things have been done at New Orleans under the flag of our country which if not disavowed will disgrace the Governroentin all coming time. I "will mention one instarce, as it was published in the New Orleans Era. That paper is the organ of the Administra tion there the most of its articles are head- d " by authority' I will read the Era's re port. It is in the following words : Confiscation or Tombstones .-There was one splendid rooaument a stately col umn or py ramid, intended to mark the spot where rests the remains ot Colonel Charles D. Oreux, the youthful orator who fell early in the war iu c mmand of a Confederate battal ion. This was constructed at a cost of fifteen hundred dollars, and under the hammer of the auctioneer it brought one hundred dollars. Cheap monument, if the purchaser intended it for his own tomb. There was another mon- l nment eoial in sise and beauty, wbioh brought only thirty dellars. TiHnbtmes sold as cheap as marble. The whrtle world is Tamil tar with the plun dcr of c.t!y roninns and Urge estate, with robberies of cknrche and public iustitittiorw. rrotn these we turn to.t public sale of a dead nun's t.mbstone. othiuir seeme.1 t.- hu r low fir the ruMwr's grasp. The re-1 suit is thai, instead 6f returcliVW law i and order, the country occupied by ur armies ' h.s in nmny instances bVen given' over to pillage and plunder ; and ihey who wtchel the approach ol tir proud old flag, as the har binger id" peace, look now only upon a ruined cissntry antl a pillaged peopW. The jnst and considerate portion of our peoplo will remem ber the barbarities, (he shameless robberie on ii s man who so sudden'y rose from th ranks of bis original e.csi hi friends t tin e th grade of mjjor-geueral f volunteers ; nr will they i rget that h's fa-ne rests more up 71 his persecutions of the tit armed and unoffending than the tenor he has 'caused among the rebels in the fiell. It is now nearly three rears since hi doimed the Federal uniform. During that time he has planned Bg Rethel and o.her similar iiaster ; but he has nevrr, I believe,- been in. personal danger, or a party to the nnt unimportant. skirmMj, although by alleged vioUthuis of the laws of civili. d war fa re he has won for li!m.selfthe outlawry of our enemies This hss ben his ehiif ' military distine ion : at ! now, after a year of rej.se in Nefc England, we And him a p poitred to an im pirtant command in Virginia and North Car- 0 ma. Wish a cWliy -ijuickpned by public j exposure, with his avarice stimulate' 1 by the su cess of former pillaging, and with a slntbdi subsc r-itMicy to the whoso motives he de n -nut o 1 for many years of his life, U: i turn ed loov upon a. rebellious people, who, what ever their ius may be, are at least siocere in regarding him as a monster. And when a few days ago a member from New York Mr". Feinmdo Wpd submitted a resolution ca'ting for a emmittre to inquire into Jiis conduct, the K.'publk'an members of this H 'tis-, aided by one of the PresLIen.'s inili tiry appointees from Kentucky, Mr. Andir- son.) voted to suppress the investigation ; and it was suppre-o.-od, and tbU man, whoso career ironijled wi h so msny criu?s, is as surretl .f imuiunity, and launches ajaiii with renewed license upon additional fields of plun der. . You may declaim as you wiH of your anxiety for peace; liut with the President's programme of Mihjugatinja wiioV people aud Miteverting the Governments of State?, and with such reeu as Butler despoiling whole onim unifies in the - name of co tis!Htioo, we cannot be'ieje you sincere : and if sincere, it but leinu;-trtt? the utter untitness of the party in power ePher to conduct the war or administer the G vernment in times of iHofouude&t peace. 1.1: '"oi.n's mania for .k-v.lction ub visits tiik " m'iel m.tists, ' am) is nominatkd bt A L osE WOMAN. Mr. Ailen emphatically confirm the rumour that L-rtcoln is a cni.did.ate for another term, and that his wjnmns are nt work for him. Alluding to this, Mr. Allen ?v: N bil ail -military operations arc nespeidel, and our ;irmi s compelled to remain inactive liccaiiS ot the iiju's of win"ir. the White llou.-e i-i bsfi2tl by an army f-ofti jialj. whose surest paurt to promotion is a blind and slavi.di admiration of lii who dispenses power and patronage. He hears n. thing but from syc qlvtnts; bce 1 4 nothing which is n-it bi uhttorv of hio gieatners; reads n- thing but "fulsome prdsestit ijs aduiiuitrativ abili'ies, antl heark.-ns t no counsel which tl s li'M. as hiio o! a re-el" lion. To su'c! an t x' nr It-s sure tSris maui . foi; rc-e!ejtit'i c i t jl him. that o-dv a few evening since he a teudc 1 u tn idei artist's exhibition in this ball, at which an u sr'xt d W'onian nominntcd him for re-election, lt was done in Us personal presence, amid tj afdaus t.f t he ladies antl geuttemen, courtesan' and contractors, parasites ancl pltcemrn. then and there assembled While1 our sentinelij were freesingat their p-Js ; vbilo brothers were perishing by slow de grees iu a hostile cot fliet, rendored doubly - appaaiing by the fury Vf the element-!, fbe Ci ief Magistrate of the country was in at tendance at a political ' Canterbury," where the chief and most ludicrous act was his own nomination for re-election. The performance being unique, of course the attendance was large. The chief political danseusc proposed the mime of Abraham Lincoln, :.s previously arranged bythe managers, and all the attache said yes, as thcy thought of their days of lengthened official repose in AlTalram's bosom. WHAT MAY BK EXPECTED IF LINO LN IS RE FLECTED " EOCIAL PROG BESS " AT TUE WJIHE IDUSE. Mr. Allen gives tho following vivid picture of ' the national capital' ia the event of Lincoln's re-e lection : Should the people again elect" the bonest est man in Springfield" to the presidency, may we hopfl for some change in the person nel cd the Government ? The brave and in trepid Sumner may yet command the army of the Potomac , Fred Douglas may yet suceeed the irrepressible Seward ; while the p litical woman " may be installed a grand ispector . of the royal households Doubtless when a few more strong minded women have gather ed around th capitol tbe avenue will emit a sweeter fragrance, quite as delightful as the odour of the Presidential mansion on New .-Year's day, when greasy wgrots teere present ed I o the President amid the blandest smile of their fair country women of AnteAcart dt scent. . - " What American oltisen who witnessed the animating scene did not rejoice at tke rapid - social progress the country has made under the rule of Abraham tke First ? Oar coloured ' friends, who under former administrations dsre4. act obtrade themselves at the White House, are now allowed to be gallant to the estimable ladies of high officials, while that high functionary, the President, looks approvingly npoa the be witching scene. ( THE IMMENSE COST OP THR WAR THE NORTH OK . THK VERGE OP riNAKCIAL RCIR. Mr. Allea speaks forcibly of the immense ex penditures of the war, and the rapid! accanra lating debt of the North He says : There is a point of enduranoe beyond whls even nations cannot go a precipice whieh they . cannot safely approach. I fear we are already standing at its verge, beyond which the yawn ing" rulf of social and fins: cial rain awaits tea . . . . . . . . . & - 1 A . ' : ail. A people nunerro wr.orasTnrnra a imi tion, with no knovletle of a pnblte debt hot traditionary horror of Ha miseries. Is svddenly called yoon to confront a national isxifbtedoees of ev er rro thand nitUom ! Thrs figures are startling, vet lh Jnm ia increasing at the rate f more thanfVo vvllions per hg. prtsging invitable paiatjs aud baiikriiprcv to all. N. interest 1st 00 great, mi industry He small, 1.0 invedment too rc cure. to eMwpe the storm which is gathering and impending over os.. The annual interest opo our public indebtednea, at six per cent. Ier annoai, will amoont to over one bnndrel and twenty million nearly twice the amount of tie ordinary annual timate'bf the expenses of th Government nuder tornitr administration-, nearly douSlo the atwi of onr annual average expenditures during the adminUra. tion which waged the war with Mexico. If we grant that this indhtedness ha been necrrsary or unavoidable; the figures still stare n in the faei. suggestive of a future financial ci bis which n wUh sUtentan-diip would ek lo palliate or .n id. Far off in tho distant future generations yet unburn will bewail the load of debt which is Wir.g entailed npoti them by the madness of tho time. Tire Georgia Terms Ur. Holden Folio. The one or two agitation pspera in this State thnt favor the exploded Convention schtme ict on foot by the Standard and Its advisers, are endeavoring to produce the impression that Gov. Brown and the Georgia Legislature favor a likemovetneut.The Register and lutelligencer, attlsnta. hive been engaged in discussing t hose-point the Iteg ster dissenting fioto, aud , the l4tter approving the late Georgia action. The one favoring, the lutelligfiicer, exonerate both itself and the Register from affiant ion with Mr. Maiden's scheme, in such Ungusg as this l , . X r bss this pnper ever been laggard in de fending, orin maintaining tho&e doetrittes. True, it did not sustaju the 'jitter's M peace propo-ition through the intervention of the States. That ides of our neighbor we looked upon hs a weak one; as far removed from Hie peace proposition of Governor Brown, or the one eibraoed iu Mr. Stephens' resolution, re cently adopted by the legislature of Georgia, as the Remitter's position is from Ibddeu'e and hi pHt ty hi North Carolina. We will do . our nrighbor the justice to say, that those papers which liken his movement to that of the North t'arwriii4 traitor, grossly miereprerent him. And 'yet, .we could n-ver endorse, but opposed his plan of State intervention. We helJ, when we did so, aud still in Id, as Governor Biowr, in hi mestisge pi . oes, that tenns or proportion- for peace, to the eneiuy, chould etonr, uot from a separate, though sovereign JtHfe, n r from several States, but from our fcofci nmri t at llichmond a government itpresenting the eutii c infederscy of Screiga Statef. . A Protmt. The following pr ts' a."jiii.t the Stephens rejol triotK upon the habem corpus was signetl late last Saturday night in the n irry of the enwdrg scenes tf the (Jeorgia f-gi-'ature, bv forty -on ineinbers' of tiie Il.u-e: ... We., the ui dc riigt ed. inunlrs f the Home of He r s-mtativ s, protest agaiotthe passage oC th f -rgoing res dtitious : 1. It caitte w brieve the rffht of Coagreu to u p.-nd the writ of habeas rrp it a clearly r Cfgnued power in the constitution, under limit tion.-t therein prescribed. 2 THat while wo believe all airests f ritien fdiould binsdc by warrant ierned opnt, tuu-e, eujy -1 tel by oath or affirmation ; and th Isw of congivef AVpeuding the writ, sdtnita of doubtful eon-trcuci.oi as trt the powers granted tin? lreri dent u iLr Ihe same ; still webeluire th conntrur. tion of tld hew I tfitj province ol th courts of th country to cb-triraine and trot th legislature. Ii. it 't-auae the retdntioQr ia their tidnrr torcrtall the decition of the Ctyrt upon the tub. j;ct, which we reeerd beyoud the prvince of th- i 1 I Legislature, and an int'ringeinent upon the rights 1 of a e -ordinate branch of the government. reapeuting the policy ef paMinr aaid law, rtill, law abiding citixvaa. it iour duty to acqui?c in its enforcement until the court hall decide upon it eotiatitutionality. u. llecaui we bclirva tbediacuaaion of lhe.e qartttioiitt in the present unhappy and ditractd condition of ihe couutry ia calcalated to divide, the pconle, array tbrra against their governtae i:t, and be fruitlul of much etil. MISCKLLANKOIS ITKXI8. Old Ct'RRKVcr. E very m in who tivn a four per cent, bond has mide 38J per cent., aside Irnnrt the contingent profit that mty a'-cure from holding the bind. Let our pot pl Iear this fat t in mind, and invest all they can in the new securities.- Thoughtless peo ple may suppose that because the present cur rei. cy is to be taxed Z2 xr cent, after tha li-t "f 'April, it ia therefore depreciated. iSu-h is not the caso. .Kvery outstanding note to-day L more valuable than eer "before, for tho simple: reason that if funded in season it cotpnienc.es thereafter to bear interest, which it th tea not at the present time. Hence it is a wise; provision of the Government which, while seeking to diminish a redundant circula tion, not only protects the holders of its cur rency, but actually pays a profit to every in dividual who avails himself.cit the lenelit of the (uodiogacc. Carolinian. The Biblical Hecor tcr gives the annexed note, from the Rev; Mr. Pritchard, ef this city : Ex-Prc inr.NT Franklin Pierce, Lsxt Opting a prominent member of the church cf which I was pastor in Baltimore, met at the St. Nicholas, in New York, Ex-President Pierce. Mr. Pierce manifested the warmest sympa thy for the South in this struggle for kidc ptnlon:e, drelated that the only hope for freedom on this confine nt was In the success of the South ; that old he was he should have been in the Gnfederatc army but for the health of his wife, and that he desired no higher earthly honor than , to be a pr.'vate in the ranks of the Southern army.' ' T;H.PrrcitAD. A Parallel. A few days ago we were visited with the coldest spell of weatber and the hardest freeae which hat occurred since the year 1857. an J Tuesday, we wituessed the heaviest snow which biaa fallen since that -yesr. At the Spring and dimmer of 1867 were very favorable to the crops, we may hope that the same swasoos of 1864, will be alike propitious of full grsoarfes tnd lrns. )tfn tule Rfisler. -