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VOLUME XVII. --NUMBER 41.
the TOTTER JOURNAL, PCBLI'HBP BT W. W. XrALABXEV, Proprietor. Sty Oevot -d to the cause of Republicanism, the In terrsls of A*ri"lture. ihe advancement of Education, and the Bert irocd ol Potter county, owning no guide •xeept that of Principle, it will endeavor to aid in the work of more fullj Freedomiziug our Country. WiW Advertisement* in-erted at the following rate*, except where §peclalbargain* are tuaXe, A square is 10 lines of Brevier or 8 of Nonpareil types : , 1 square, 1 insertion.. ' 1 square, i or 3 insertions--. ---- ---- lr Ksch gib-equent insertion less than 13 40 , 1 square. 1 year J" Bu inese Cards. 1 year ---- ®w Admin fitrat.n-'s or E\eo itoPo Not'ce*---. oW Special and Editorial Notice per line 20 KIT All transient advertisements must he paid in ad ranee.and no notice will be taken of advertisements from a distance, unies# they are accompanied by the money or aatiafactory reference. Wr Job Work, of all kinds, executed with neatness and despatch. BUSINESS NOTICES. 1 Bobl. Haw ley. 11. M. Cumiuin. _V. 11 orneys-at-Law, -tiriLLIAMSPORT, Pent,"a. Special attention Vf g.ven to Collection of I'eusions, Bounty and fhiok Pay. and all claims against the S aional and State Governments. noviltf free anil Aeeepteil Aneieiit York Xasuns JvULALIA LODGE, No. 345. F A. M. Slated \ Meeingi on the 2d and 4th ' c ed tK-suaya of each month, llall, In the 3d Story of the Olinsud Bhck. , I.C.LAr.BiBBE.Sec. \YM SHEAR, W.M. JOHN S. M ANN. t ttornrv aND counsellor at law \ Coudt rsp-irt, IV. V-.11 attend the -evert! Courts In Potter, Cameron and hi Kean counties. All busi ness entrusted to his are wi.l receive prompt atten tion. uffice on Main street, in residence. ARTHUR . OI.XSTED, VTTORNEY AND COUNSELLER AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa , will attend to all business en- J trusted to his e-tre with pr >mitness and fi h-lity. utiice ; in the second storey f the Olmsted Block. ISAAC ItIiYSOK. VTTORNEY- AT-LAW. Cruder-port, Ta . will attend to all bu-iness entrusted to him with care jiud'protiiptness. A rends C"urt* of adjoining coun ties. OflL'c on tjeco d street,near the Allegany bridge , F. YV. KNOX. \TTO".NEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. | Centers port. Pa., w II attend the Oourta Ui Pot- ' tor and the adjoining counties. MILLER A McALAUNKY, \TTOR V EYS-AT LAW, Hit isbcrg, Penn'a.— 1 Agents for the Collection of Claims against the 1 u ted stales and Svite Government- -n -h a*Pettstoriß, Bounty, Arreara of Pay,dec-Ad livx 95,'>arrisburg W U MILLtR. J. C. M ALIUS BT M. YV. McAI.AR.YRV. HEAL ESTATE and INSURtNCE AGENT.- | Ik Land B-i ight and S Id, Tax.* paid and Titles Investigated. 1 snreß property again*! tre in the best iWjiMiion in the Country. and Person* against Acci- ( denU in the Trxvelere Insurance C -mpany of Hart fo-d. Basine 'traneaek l promytlv 17 29 . A. KTEBBIXH A <., -A t KF.CII A NTS-Dealers in Dry Good*, Fancy] \ | GISHIS, Groceries.Provision-*,Flonr.Feed,Fork, i and everything ueUvi\ kept in a good eou t-y store, j Produce 1-night and sold 17 29 j C. 11. SIMMONS. M rERCHAVT—WET.LSY'ILLE N. Y. Wlilo- M_ sale an<l R-t-iil De >r in Dry Go> J *. Fancy and f? a;.lo Givds Clothing,Larfiee Dress'roods I ro -eries, Flour, Feed, ic. IViaiiera supplied on liberal terms T. S. A E. A. JONES. "A T~RBCH ANTS —Dealer iaPriji YT dicinesTiunts, 31 Oili, Fancy Articles. Stationery, Dry Goods, lingeries. Ac.. Main Str-et. Condi-report, I'a I>. K. OLMSTED. MERCFI ANT—Dealer in Dry Goods. TJeady-made Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, Fe-ur. Feed, i I'ors, Provisoes, Ac., M.ii :. street. Condersport,Pa COLLINS SMITH. "B I"ERCHANT—D. aler ia Dry Good-. Groceries, 3 J Provisions, Hardware, Queens ware, Gutiery, at.d all G h>l* usually found in a country store. n"6l 11. J. OLMSTED. H ARDWARE M and Dealer in Stoves, Tin and Bheet Iron-YVare M:tin street,fonder s; wrt, Penn'a. T a and r?heet Iron Ware made to crier, in good style, on short notice. MARBLE YARD, rpHE rn4rf*ri)er desires to inform thecitiTens of Pot-1 1 ter that lie can supply them with all kinds of Marble work, as cheap ai.d as good as it can be had ai: pla"e in the country. ll< IN I'M ENTS aud TOMB-. BTONESof all kinds furnished on short notice Coudersporf, Kebl3"63 ly C. BtIEUNLE. iOI DI.RSPORT HOTEL. T\ F. GLAs>MIRE, Pkobrikto*. Corner cf Main :I 7. and Second streets CouderstKirt .Potter Co.Pa. A Lirery Stable is alai kept ia connection with this Hotel. Dally Stages to and from the Railroads. Potter Journal Job-ORiee. n ANTING lately added a fine new assortment of' Ji 18-TYTE to our already large assortment, *' are now prepared to do all kinds of work, cheaply Bnd with taste and neatness. Orders solicited. DAX RAKES, "pENstTON. B'USTV and WAR CLAIM AGFINCY JL Pensions procur -d for Soldiers of the present War who are disabled by reason of wounds received or disease contracted while in tbe service of the United State* . and pensions, bounty, and arrears of pay ob tained for .ridows or heirs of those who have died or been killed while in service. Ail letters of inquiry promptly answer? 1, and on receipt by mail of a state ment of the ca.*e of claimant, I will forward the ne cessary papers for their signature. Foew in Pension cases as fixed bylaw. R.-iYrsto Hons. Isaac Benson, A. G. Olmsted, J -..a £. Mann, a d F. W Knox, Esq DAN BAKER. JaneS 44 Claim Agent, Couderspori, Pa. IS6 1565 Philadelphia M Erie Railroad. 'PHIS great line traverses the Northern and North west counties of Pennsylvania to the citv of Erie n lake Erie. It ha* been leased and is operated bv the Pkxxsylvasjs Rahroad C -MPASY. Time of passenger trains at EMPORIUM. LEAV€ EASTWARD -Erie MaATrain , 10 1° A v Erie Express Tnin r. M. LEAVE WESTWARD. E- eMail Train.. 10 12 A.M. I r.r.e Express Trmn.. k yip m 1 Passenger cars ran through on the Eric Mai! „d Lxpre-s irsiu. without change both ways between x au*ae;pLia and Erie. NEW YORK CONNECTION. L*ave.New Y'ork at 600 p. M., arrive at Erie 3.37 A M 1 Ivcave Erie at 1 io p. M., arrive a: New York 1 15, p u NO CHANGE OF CARS BETWEEN ERIE& NEW YORK EI.LOAN T SLEEPING CARS on all Night train* F >r irformati -n respecting Passenger businr ao ■ q £ e rwghl businewA of tli© Aaeotm rhflad-h,b v a ; ' 3 ' ' Jr ' t "° r * *nd Market atreeu, Reynolds Erie. fl Eil 11 • Hahimore. ! U General Freight Agt. Phdada 1 L IyTL G :' ! U ral Ti Agt PhilaJa I u - c -'' uup t, YViLiam^ori. TIIE SO.\G OF THE DUXG.* BT CAPT, DCWLISO, EAST ISBIA COMPASY S IBKYICB. VYe meet 'neath tbe sounding rafter, And the walls around are bare ; As thej shout to oar peals of laughter, It seems that the dead are there 1 Rut stand to your glasses, steadr, We drink to our comrades' eyes ; Quaff a cup to the dead already, And hurrah for the next that dies 1 j Not here are the goblets glowing, Not here is the vintage sweet; : 'Tis cold as our hearts are growing, And dark doom we meet; But stand by your glasses, steady, And soon shall our pulses rise ; A cup to the dead already, Hurrah for the next that dies ! Not a sigh for the lot that darkles, Not a for the friends that sink ; We'll fall midst tbe wine cap's sparkles, As mute as the wine we drink ! So stand to your glasses, steady, 'Tis this that the respite buys ; One cap to the dead already, Hurrah for the next that dies 1 Time was when we frowned at others, We thought we were wiser then ; na ! Ha ! Let them think of their mothers, Who hope to see them again. So stand to your glasses, steady, The thoughtless are here,an J tbe wise: A cup to the dead already, Hurrah for the next that dies! There's many a hand that's shaking, There's many a cheek that's sunk, But soon, though our hearts are breaking, They'll burn with the wine we've drunk. So stand to your glasses, steady, 'Tis here the revival lies ; A cup to the flead already, And hurrah to the next that dies ! There's a mist on the glass congealing— 'Tis the hurricane's fiery breath. An ! thus does the warmth of feeling, Turn ice in the grasp of death. Ho! stand to your glasses steady, I'or a moment the vapor flies , A cup to the dead already, Hurrah lor the next that dies ! Who dreads to the dust returning? Who shrinks from the sable shore, Where the Ligta and haughty yearning Of the soul shall sting no more ? 110 ! stand to your glasses steady, The world is a world of lies ! (A cup to the dead already, Ilurrab for the next that dies 1 Cut off from the land that bore us, Betrayed by the land we find, the brightest have gone before U3, And the dullest remain behind! Stand ! stand to your glass*? steady, 'Tis all we hare left to prize ! A cup to the dead a!readv, And hurrah for the next that dies ! *This '-Songof the Dying" was written and sang years ego, at a time when the British East India Company's soldiers were dying by hundreds, during the prevalence of the chol era in that region. "Varied to suit the cir cumstances" of the case, it was quite a favor ite in the Sixth Array Corps, dating the late cirii war. when its chorus was ofteu suug on the eve of battle. Jf)H\ HOOVE'S HEART. God be thanked ■ the meanest of His creatures Boast* two £ool side*—one 10 face the world with, One to show a woman when he loves her. "He is rotizb and eurly, Rose. What does make you like him T" "I don't know," said little Rose Fra zier, siuiDg with her chin in her two soft palms, and gazed dreamily into the fire. "He's more disagreeable than any man I erer knew. lie ia always saying such uncomfortable things. I dout wondei that everybody ahuns him." "I dont shun him." "Yon ! No j you are just like a kitten, purriDg around everybody. Your liking him is proof that you cau like anybody." "No it isn t Josie,' said Rose, suddenly .looking up into her cousin's face. I don't like everybody but I do like John Boon. He isn't a bad or coarse or vulgar man. There is something wrong about him, I know. He seems to like to say sharp things that make people feel uncomfort able. lam always afraid of getting en thusiastic over anything, before him, for fear he'll make a cut at me. He sneers at everything that's bright and innocent and happy; but Josie, I sometimes won der how he feels io his heart; he wasn't always such a forbidding, taciturn man. Once he was a little boy you know, and he j must have liked to run and play in the sunshine, like other children. I cannot help believing that sometime in bis life something has gone wrong with him and made him bitter and cynical—something that be cannot get over. I quite believe it, Josie." Hose sat iu the door of the parlor. Some one going along the entry said "Thank ' you." Rose started and turned, but the hall door elaneed, and the hall was empty. I "Who was that, Josie ?" "I dou't know, I didn't see," said Josie who hadn't heard either. The latter, seated at the piano, went on • with he: practising, while Hose, a little 1 disturbed by the last words bhe had heard turned to the fire agaiQ. She was very ; thoughtful; the glow burned one delicate | cheek to a bright damask,but she did not mind, tike was wondering how it must seem to live when a person had an incli nation to eneer down everything bright \ 2)et)okd io it)s of Jnje JRtyeckqctj, qj)? ib* JLssotajiqqiioq of ftjehqiiitj, JLiielrqitjire qq? fjtlrs. COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1865. and inDocently fair. Why there could not be any joy for them anywhere ! What if they proved that getting delighted with pretty things or uica people was silly where was the satisfaction in proving it What was left but to get along in a stolid cheerless way, and never feel happy ? One couldn't be happy if there wasn't any pretty thiogs,nice people orsunshine,conld they ? By and by it grew so dark that Josie couldu't see the notes of her music, so she stopped playing and looked around Ruse still sat upon the ottoman, but she had dropped her head upon a velvet chair seat and fallen asleep. "1 dont wonder," sighed Josie, think ing of her three hours' practice ; "I wish I could go to sleep when practicing time comes." It was an early April day. There was a soft rain falling outside; inside, the room seemed warm and close to Josie.— She opened the window a little, and tbeD left the room and shut the door. Suddenly the red coals cracked sharply and a suark flew out upon the hearth rug. If Hose had been awake. 6he would in stantly have put her foot upon it; but,as she was not, the scent of burning wool arose in the room,and soon a smouldering fire ran along the rich carpet. It swept around a chair, and rushed up against the folding doors, which were of light wood, and SOOD began to crackle and roar. The smoke puffed and wreathed, and Hose's sleep changed to a heavy stupor. She lay insensible in tbe burning room, saved from entire suffocation by the sweep of rainy air from the window. It had grown quite dark. It was strange that people from the outside did not see the fire for tbe room was full of a lurid light. The red flame and black smoke crept, writhing up the fair walls to the rich pictures, and the light lace window drapery dropped down in burning frag ments. The scent and Emoke were sti fling. and in the midst of this scene lay the unconcious girl as yet unharmed, though the flames darted around her,oow and then snatching at her soft drapery and banging curls. Suddenly there was a shout of fire,and simultaneously a crash. The folding doors fell in and through them came the inmate of tbe next room. John Boone.— The flames and smoke met him like a wall but he sprang forward and snatched Hose up with a passionate exclamation. To Lis very arms the flames leaped upon her, crisping her curls, sweeping tbeir black lines across her unconscious tace. and snatching away her faint breath. He swore, with set teeth, his own flesh burn- ing, both their clothing on fire, as he fought his way back to his room. Tbe fire pursued him and clung to him Iu this emergency he refrained from open ing the ball doors; his presence of miod was not in the least impaired. Flinging a heavy shawl around Rose, he wrapped her in it, extinguishing tbe fire, tore off his own smoking coat, took up Hose agaiQ,and went out upon the piazza, shutting tbe window Bfter him, though the alarm had spread, and engines and accompanying, crowds, were flocking about the building The outsiders saw and shouted at him A ladder was put up against the piazza, and he came down, but just as a fireman took Rose a sudden dizziness and prostra tion overcame him and he fainted. It was nearly two mouths before he saw Rose again. Both were considerably burned outwardly, and injured by inhal ing the hot, dense atmosphere. But at the end of May, Boon one day rode out to Jamaica Plain,where Rose was to spend the summer. It was a very strange thing for him to do ; he was not given to calling upon young ladies. Fwose was in a little garden, which was full of late lilies and early roses, a fresh, sunshiny place, ringing with the songs of birds. She was training the rose viues, her hat hanging from her neck by its strings, her head bare, showing tbe dark car's, cut short, since crisped by the fire. She looked so young that John Boone on the road stopped suddenly as if doubt ful of his errand. But he went on finally and swung open the gate. Hose was very glad to see him, though, he could see, by the startled look in her eyes, that he was as associated in mind with thoughts of fear and distress. He stayed at the oottaga several hours. When he started away Rose went into the garden with him, asking him if be would take some flowers if she woold cut them. "Yes," he said. He watched her earnestly as she cut tbe pinks and rose 3 and vernal grass and tbe hand with which he took them trembled "You were Dot quite sure that I liked flowers," he said. "Not quite," aaswe.'ed Rose, timidly. "And yet you don't think I am quite a brute," said he j "for I once heard you say so." Rose trembled a Utile, realizing that she had once heard and guessed a right. "I teas once a happy little child, and ran in the suu shine," he went ou. Yet my life has been hard since; mach has been cruel and bitter to bear. It has made mc morose and cynical, and the habit of revenging myself upon innocent people grew upon me. Rose until you told your cousin that you liked me, that day, I bad not heard a tender voice speak my name for five years,and it was my fault You don't know how it came npon me ! I loved you from that hour. You thanked me for saving your life. Child, I only did what I could not help. You were dearer to me than my own heart. I would have been burned to the bone to have saved you a moment's pain. Rose, what do you say to me ? All my happiness is centred in you." She put up her hands, a sadden sweet ness and radiance suffusing her face. "Take it, then," she said, softly. And, still holding the dewy rose.Boone took the two fragile little bands and kissed j them. His kisses were ten *-nt.i.i* - as bright as any man's. Hose Frazier had found his heart. Was it Ever Paralelled 1 The year that we are now passing through this eighteen hundred and sixty-five, -lands out in grand, bold relief from all its predecessors, a star of the first magni tude io time's constellation. It saw the end of the imperious slave holder's rebellion. It saw the end of American Slavery Its earliest flowers covered the bier of a nation's "murdered hero- The sun andshowersof its youth month freshened the greea grass over the mar tyr's grave. Its springtime witnessed the greatest funeral pageant that ever honored the dead or graced the living. It saw a nation, thirty millions strong drop scalding tears of sorrow on the tomb of their slain chief. It saw a procession of grief-struck mourners, two thousand miles in length. It saw the great dead carried to his home by a nation in whose funeral train cities were pall bearers,military chieftains the corpse watchers, high civic function aries guardians of his bier, great imperial states phief mourners, millions of uncov ered heads bowed in tearful grief, as the mighty cortege wound its solemn march under the suolight of day and the torch light of night, from the scene of active duty, to the quiet rest of an boaest man's grave. It saw those millions of a down-trodden race lifted to the dignities and responsi bilities of humanity. It saw those millions bowed down, and their heads bent with grief, sorrowing as children feel at a father's grave. It saw villages clothed in mourning, towns draped in death's ensignia, great cities suspended their traffic, the busy marts of commerce hushed with awe,while the eileoce of loving death covered an Empire—fit expressions of grief for a martyr. It saw the dwellings of the rich covered with costly badges of woe,and the homes of the poor draped in the more simple and eloqent symbols of a people's sorrow. It heard holy ministers of Christ's Gospel speak words of peace for the mur dered dead,aod of comfortiog condolence for the living. It heard the heart-prayers of sincere millions for the rest of the departed, and that his death might not leave the Nation in the utter darkness of desolation. It heard a Dation of mourners chant solemn dirges in accord with organ peals and the thunder of artilery, of the passiDe body of the nation's martyr. If respectful, manifest sorrow for the dead be any proof of civilization, then did Sixty-five witness a greater and more per fect civilization than any other child of Father Time. As the days of Sixty five rolfed into weeks and the weeks wheeled into months the raeridiaa of tbe year saw the people of other lands meet in sorrow for the stricken Union, heard their grief utter ance,saw their annointed rulers bow tbeir heads in awe of sorrowing sympathy, and for once a child of Time saw "A world in tears." Sixty-five saw in the mourned one tbe incarnation of freedom loving, liberty practicing people, the impersonation of the capabilities and possibilities of insti tutions based on the voice of man, echo ing the voice of God in the recognition of baman and manly duties,the emancipator of a raee, and tho guarantor of their lib erties. It saw in the "deep damnation of tak ing off"' tbeir possibilities and capabilities of ihe babaric system wbicb the great martyr had, with pen mightier than the conquered sword, eondeumeded to utter destruction. It saw the world out conflict between liberty and slavrey end in favor of liberty regulated by law, of justice founded on humanity, of civilization based on right Was it ever paralelled ? In the game of life wc should watoh for the "last trump." j Remarkable Escapes of Eminent Men. The Quiver enumerates exdtiples under this head, which illustrate the truth of an overruling Providence : Some years ago a young man holding a subordinate position in the East India Company's service, twice attempted to deprive himself of life, by snapping a loaded pistol at his head. Each time the pistol missed fire. A friend entering bis room shortly after wards,he requested him to fire it oat tbe window ; it then went off without any difficulty. Satisfied thus that the weapon had been duly primed and loaded, this youDg man spraDg up, ex claiming, "I must be reserved/or some thing great," and from that moment gave up theideaof suicide,which for sometime previously had been upporaiost in Lis, thoughts. That young man afterwards became Lord Clive. Two fiiends were on one occasion walk ing together, when a violent storm of thunder and lightning overtook them One was struck dead on the spot,the other was spared ; else would the name of Mar tin Luther, have beeo unknown to man kind. The holy St Agustine,having to preach at a distant town took with him a guide, who, by some unaccountable means, mis took the usual road aod fell into a by path Ele afterwards discovered that bis enemies having heard of his movements,had placed themselves in the proper road with de signs of murdering him. Bacon, the sculptor, wheo a tender boy of five years old, fell into a pit of a soap boiler, and must have perished, had not a workman, just yard.observed the top of his head, and immediately de livered him. When Oliver Cromwell was an infant,a monkey snatched him from his cradle, leaped with him through a garret window and ran along the leads of the house. The utmost alarm was excited amongst the inmates,and various were the devices used to rescue the child from tbe guardianship of his newly-found protector. All were unavailing; bis would-be rescuers had lost courage, and were in despair of ever seeing the baby alive again, when the monkey quietly retraced its steps and de posited its burden safely on the bed. On a subsequent occasion the waters had well Digh quenched his insatiable ambition.— He fell into a deep pond, from drowning in which a clergyman named Johnson was the sole instrument of his rescue. At the siege of Leicester, a young sol dier, about seventeen years of age, was drawn out for sentry duty. One of his comrades was very anxiou3 to take his place. No objection was made, and the man went. He was shot dead while on guard The young man first drawn af terwards became the author of "Pilgrim's Progress." Doddrige, when born.was so weakly an infant he was believed to be dead. A nurse standing by, fancied she saw some signs of vitality. Thus the feeble spark of life was saved from being extingaiihed and an eminent author and consistent Christian preserved to the world John Wesley when a child, was only just preserved from fire. Almost the mo ment after he was rescued,the roof of the house where he had been, fell in. Of Philip Henry, a similar instance is recorded. John Knox, the renowned Scotch He former,was always woDt to sit at the bead of a table, with his back to the window On one particular evening, without, however, being able to account for it he would Deither himself sit iu the chair,nor permit any one else to occupy his place. That very night a bullet wes shot iu at the window,purposely to kill him,it grazed tbe chair in which bt usually sat, and made a hole iu the foot of a candlestick on the table. Many years have now elapsed since three young subalterns might have been seen struggling ia tbe water, off St. Helena; one of them peculiarly helpless, was fast i succumbing. lie was saved to live as Arthur Weliesley, Duke of Wellington. Tbe lifo ot Joha Newton is but the | history of a series of marvellous deliver i ances. As a youth, he had agreed to ac company some friends on board of a man of-war. He arrived too late to go; the boat in which his friends had gone war capsized, and all its occupants drowned. Onan other occasion, when tide surveyor in the Port of Liverpool,some business bad detained him, so that he came to his boat much later than usual, to the great sur prise of those who were in the habit of observing his then undeviating punctual ity. He went out in the boat as hereto fore to inspect a ship, which blew up just before he reached her. Had he left the shore a few minutes eooner,be must have perished with the rest on board Nor FRIGHTENED. —Iu a storm at sea when the sailors were all at prayers, ex pecting every moment to go to the bot tom. a passenger appeared quite uncon cerned. The captain asked him how he could be so much at ease iu this awfal situation ? "Sir," said the M v lite is insured 1" TERMS.--$1.50 PER ANNUM. Ol R KEVOIE SISTLJI. Tfee last Congress authorised a cooin.!** sion to invcstigateand scruiiuize thewhule subject of Taxation, with a view to the simplification £ our Revenue system, so as to render our taxes less multifarious and less burdensome. That Commission has made its first report,whereof asfoop sis appears in our columns this morning. The changes they propose are nmnerou*, important and, we believe, in the main, judicious. Among them art the following: 1. An exemption of all incomes below SI,OOO from the Income Tax. 2. A reduction of the Tax on Distilled Liquors from $2 to SI per gallon. 3. A remission of all Taxes now levied on Wearing Apparel. 4. A repeal of the tax now levied on Pig Iron (_S2 40 per tun,) Coal (six cents per tun,) and crude petroleum per gallon.) 5. A repeal of all taxes now levied oa Books, Magazines and Pamphlets , leav ing the present taxes on Paper, Leather, &c., untouched. G. A reduction by one-half of the duties uow levied on Home Manufactures gen erally. 7. A repeal of all taxes now levied on repairs of engines.car3, carriages, ships,Ac. 8. A repeal of all taxes embodied iu schedule A. of the Internal Revenue Act of last session, except those on Billiard Tables. 9. A reduction of the tax cow levied on brokers' sales of Stocks from §5 per $1,090 to SI per SI,OOO. 10. An increase of the tax on raw Cotton from 2 to 5 cents per pound. —These modifications are proposed to take effect on of July next, or a J the commencement of the next fiscal year; and their general effect will be a reduction of our present burden of Internal Taxes by about one fourth. Yeteveu with these meliorations, they calculate that our In ternal Revenue will amount to no less thou $237,000,000, aud our Duties on Import to $130,000,000, making an aggregate revenue of $3G7,000,000. If, then, the cost of supporting our Government stall be 8100.000.000 (and it certainly ought not to be more) and the interest on out Public Debt should reach $107,000,000 (which it will not,) there would be left $100,000,000 to apply to the reduction of the principal of our National Debt,at which rate it would be utterly extioguiahed within twenty to twenty-five years. Let Congress but avoid needless aggra vations of our public burdens by the assumption of State and local debts,or the • ( "equalization" of bounties,or the creation ;of a large standing army, or any of the gigantic schemes of public plunder now rife, and we shall very soon be able to re- J duee the several rates ef taxation without .diminishing their the weight of our gigantic burdens willscarcely be felt, because our aggregates of popula tion, production and wealth, will have been so largely augmented. AN IMPUDENT • PBOTE3T." A telegraphic despatch from New Or leans relates that the French naval Com mander on the Rio Grand, before his de parture for Vera Cruz to report the pres ence of American troops at Bagdad, "pro i tested in a short note against the invasion of Mexico by the American soldiers " The impudenc of this French oSScer would be laughabla, if it were not vexa tious. What business ha 9he in Mexico* What right has he to protest ? What right 9 of his government were attacked of threatened by the presence of American troops in Mexico? We shall presently i hear of a burglar protesting against tho invasion of the police, or of an area snea"* protesting against the sharp toes of tho j boot which kicks hiui into the street. A MASONIC FLAG.— On Tuesday.evert*, ing the famous Artie explorer. Dr Baft*., of Philadelphia, returned to Kan* wj r j of New York the Masonic fkg which ths Lodge had entrusted to him, at the *fer chants Exchange in that city, five y-tr# ago lo carry to the North Pole,if poss.iWe, Gen James F. flail, one of throfficer- of the Lodge, introdacei Dr. Hayes to the brethren present, and the Doctor, in a brief address, statod that the whirl* • he then returned had been plaatel furth* er north than any other, except, the flag of our country, and that it had floated within fire hundred miles of the Pale. The story of the endeavor to ta*np r with tfco loyalty of the Irish soldi.-r during Smith 0 Brien's rebellion, is very characteristic of the Iriah Soldier in gen eral. '-Surely if you saw Shactd. or any of your friends in our ranks, yen wouid n at fire at them ?" "Be dad."' wa?the answer, "if the cert man was my own mother, I'd shoot biai if I got the order." Speaking of coloring animal*., an ex change thinks that dyiny l3pJo*e u.w./ -l '-dorgs."