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WILL promptly attend .all calls in the line of hi? pr. fession—may be found ct Dcemer's Hotel, when ::ut pr-fcssionally absent, halls, Oct. 10, 1361. DK. J. C If EC K I If V <'(| PHYSICIANS SI'HGEONS, Would respectfully arm ui.ee to the i-itiz -lis o f Wr- | oming that they have located at AJri opa> y. where lacy will promptly attend to all <-ail- i.; the line of their profession. May l.e fund at his Drug Storo when not professionally absent. JM. CAREY, >l. D.— (Graduate of the q . M. I nstitute, Cincinnati) would respectfully ' Maounce fo the citizens of Wyoming an I Luzerne Counties, that he c-ntinue.s hi? regular practice in the minus departments of his profession. May ne found t his office or residence, when not professionally ab- SD? Particular attention given to the treatment Chronic Diseas. cntremoreland, Wyoming Co. Pa.—v2n2 WALL'S HOTEL, LATE AMERICAN HOUSE, TUJIKHAN \Ot K, AV YO.AII XG CO., 1A. ! 'THIS establishment has recently been refitted and J- furnished in the latest style Every attention will be given to the comfort and convenience of those who patronize the Ilou-e. T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor. Tunkhannoek, September 11, 1361.' OBTH BRANCH HOTEL,! MESIIOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA j RILEY WARNER, Prop'r. LTAY ING resumed the proprietorship of the above AT Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to fwder the house an agreeable place ot sojourn for S! ' who may favor it with their custom. c , , lULFY WARNER. II. 1561. MAYfIARB'S HOTEL, TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY, PENNA. , OII N MAYNA RI) , Proprietor. J-| taken the Hotel, in the Borongh of ■r bunkbaDiKiek. recently occupied by Riley arner, the proprietor respectfully solicits a share ot patronage. Jbe House has been thoroughly 'i, 1 omforts and accomodations of a rn class Hotel, will be found by ail who may favor w "n their custom. toptemUe- | ] tfifii M. GILMAiN, HENHST. i\T OILMAN, has permanently located in Tunk- T hannoek Borough, and respectfully tenders his j -a cssional services to the citizens of this place and mrrounding country. WARRANTED, TO GIVE SATIS- Pcf p " 0mc ° oTer Tutton 8 Law Office, near th Pos KrOTICEI! Persons indebted to the subscriber, either on Note fr Book account are notified that said notes and ac wunts have be-rn left with inv Vaitier p c . ■to*- ss is i'.?:: hah " ie O- II EASTMAN. The burioera of BOOT and SHOE making will be ! pntinued by the subscriber, at the old stand, where ervthing pertaining to the busine s, will >e done I ir," ?U r ntl , R ' workmanlike manner, aad at low inM ; S rea( ty P a y- 41c solicits a continuance of the >uijiic patronage. ToaUiMDock. Sept. 3. A ' P - poet's Corner. Original. " COME MIT ME AN D BftAY." I on -e was in a Meeting House, \\ h-.re Saints and Sinners tneet; And I, as silent as a it'ouse, Sat on a backward seat. A dutchinan. (for whose honesty I not a word can say,) Stepping from the shouting throng, Said, '• come iiiit me and bruy." Thus Qreoly keeps his party right, When he wouid have the sway, His country friends he does ibvito To join with him and bray. If any leave the beaten track, Or from his precepts stray, Me'hitiks I see them hasten back, When little Tribunes bray. If any General from our ranks, Makes bold rebellion tremble— (Not John Fremont nor General Backs, Nor men that do resemble); The party who have long withstood, All right Administration, Strain every nerve to kill his good Aud honest reputation Then Greeley's friends look unto him, Who never fails to say : "My faithful friends, now is your time To join with uie and bray." That party's press throughout the land, Is subject to his sway, Their duty they well understand, And join with him and bray. V, X=olxtic£Tl. TIIE MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR SEY MOUR. ALBANY, January Tilt, — Governor Sey mour sent in his message to the Legislature to-day. On the sulject of National, affairs he says : " Not only is the national life at stake, but every person, every (amity, every sacred in terest inv dved. The truths of our financial and military -ituation must n< t be kept back I hole mij-t he no attempt to put down the free expression of public opinion. Affrighted at the niin they have wrought, the authors • our calamities at the North and South insist that tins war lias heen caused hy the unavoida ble contest about slaverv. This has heen the subject auu not the cause of the controversy We are to look for the eau-es of the war m the pervading disregard of the obligations o' t ie laws and constitutions, disre-pect f>r the constituted authorities, and, a bote all, in the local prejudices which have grown up in two parlies of the Atlantic States—the two cx tremes of our country. There is no honest statement of our difficulties, which does not leach that our people must reform theu.se ves as well as the conduct of the Government and the policy of our rulers. It is not too late to save our country, if we will enter upon the sacred duty in the right way. Where it is the right of our Government to decide upon measures and policy, it is our duty to obey and give a ready support to their decisions. This is the vital maxim of liberty. This war should have Been averted before its floodgate* were opened. The Adinini>tration could not gra-p Ms dimensions nor control its sweep. The Government was borne along with the current and strolled as best it could with the resistless tide. Few seemed able to compre hend its military or financial problems. Hence we are not to sit in harsh judgment upon er rors in conduct or policy. But while w- con cede all these excuses f*r mistakes, we are not to adopt errors nor sanction violations of prin ciple. The same causes which extenuate their faults in judg .ent must make us more vigi lant to guard against their influences." The Governor urges that economy and in. tegrity in the administration of affairs are vi tal in periods of war. He says meddling and intrigues have thwarted and paraUzed the valor of our soldiers and skill of our within the influence of the capital, while our armies have gained victories in fields remote therefrom. STATE RIGHTS. Not only must the constitution be held in violate, but the rights of States must be re spected as not less sacred. There are differ, ences of opinion as to the dividing line be tween the State and National jurisdiction, but there can be none as to the existence of such separate jurisdiction, each covering subjects o' legislation and jurisprudence essential to the public security and welfare. A consolidated Government in this vast country tfould de stroy the essential home righ's and liberties of the people. The sovereignties of the States except as they are limited by the Constitution! can never be given up. Without them our Government cannot stand. It was made and it can be changed by State agency. That shown by the following provision of the in striyment itself: " The ratification of the conventions of nine Sta'es shall he sufficient to the establishment of this Constitution- between the States 60 ratifying the same." Again, three fourths of the States can add to, or take away from the powers of the Gen" cral Government, by demanding a Convention in which amendments can bo proposed, which "TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHTV-TUomax Jefferson. TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 1863. if ratified by three-fourths of the States, be. Come parts of the Constitution. While they cad thus take away or add to the power, the General Government can in no one right of the States or invade their jurisdiction. The obligations which rest upon the Sta es to respect the Constitution, laws and authori ties of the General Government, also demand that the Oenetal Government shall show equal respect for the rights and constituted author tties of States To State legislation and authorities we look tor the good order of Society, the security oi life and property, the protection of our home* and all that is nearest and dearest t" us in the relations, duties and actions ol life. It is dan geri.ijs and demoralizing to chow contempt for State authorities and laws. Ii undermines alike the foundations of Siate and National Government, by breaking up the social sys tem. If home laws are not respected, tlu ll) -re general authorities Will not be regarded. ARBITRARY ARRESTS. Our people have therefore viewed with alar n practices an 1 pretensions on the part ot officials, which violate every principle of good order, of civil liberty and of constitutional law. It is claimed that in time of war the President has powers, as Coimnai'der-iu Chiel <>f our armies, which author z ? hnn to d-jclare martial law, not only within the sphere of hos tile movement-, where other law cannot he enforced, but also over our whole land. Thai at his pleasure he can disregard not only the statutes of Congress, but the decisions of the National Judiciar}. That in loyal States the least intelligent Cld*3 of officials m?y be cloth ed wi'h power to act not only matt as spies and informers, but also, without due process of law, to se'ze and imprison our cit izt-ns, and carry them beyond the limits of tha State, to hold them in prison without a hearing or a Knowledge of the offences with which they were charged. Not only the ptssions and prejudices of these inferior agents lead them to acts of tvrravv, but their interests are ad vanced ami their positions secured by promo ting discontent and discord. Even to ask the aid of counsel has been held to be an offence It has been well said that " to be arrested (or one knows not what ; to he confined no one entitled to ask where ; to be tried, no one can say when, by law nowhere know nor estab lished ; or to linger out hie in a cell without trial presents a body of tyrrany which cannot be enlarged." Th suppression of journal- and the itnpris • •ntm-nl of persons have been g aiii:glv parti -an, allowing to sotne the utmost lici-ntinns ne-s of criticism, and punishing others fur the fair exercise of the right of discussion. Con scious of these gross abuses, an attempt has Ittn nu de t<> shield the violaters of law and stippiess ii quiry into their motives and con duct. This attempt mill fail. Unconstitutional eta cannot be shielded by unconstitutional laws. Such attempts wII not save the guilty while they will bring a ju-t condemnation up on those who try to pervert the powers ot legislation to the purpose of oppression. To justify such action by the precedents drawn from the practice of governments where there is no restraint upon legislative power, will be of no avail under our system, which restrains he Government and protects the citizen by written constitutions. I shall not inquire what fights States in re hellion halve forfeited, but I deny thai this re hellion can suspend a single right of the citi Zens of loyal States. 1 denounce the doctrine ti at civil war in the South takes away from t ie loyal North the benefits of one principlt o civil liberty. Ii is a crime to abduct a citizen of this Slate. It is made my duty by the Constitu tion to see that '.he laws are enforced. I shall investigate every alleged violation of our stat utes, and see that ortenders are broueht to justice. Sherdfs and District Attorney's arc admonished that it is their duty to take care tiiat no person within their respective Coun ties are imprisoned or carried by force beyond • heir limits, Without due process of legal au chority. The removal to England of persons charged with olfetice, away from their friend* their witnesses and means of defence, was one of the ac sof tyranny for which we as *erted our independence. The abduction of cilizens from this State for offences charged to have been done liefe, and carrying them many huudreds of miles to distant prisons in other States or Territories, i* an outrage ol the same character upon every principle of right and justice. The General Government has ample pow ers to establish courts, to appoint officers to arrest, and commissioners to hear complaints, and to imprison upon reasonable grounds of suspicion. It has a judicial system in full and undisturbed operation. Its own courts, held at convenient point* in this and other loyal States are open for the hearing of all com plaints. If its laws are not ample for the punishment of offences, it is due to the neg lect of those in power. Government is not strengthened by the ex ercise of doubtful powers, but by a wise and energetic exertion of those which are incun testible. The former course never fails to produce discord, suspicion and disirust, While the latter inspires respect and confidence. This loyal State, whose Jaws, whose courts aud whose officers have thus been treated with marked and public contempt, and whose social order ami sacred rights have been vio lated, was at that very time sending forth great armies to protect the National Capitol, and to save the National officials from flight or capture. It was while the arms of New York thus sheltered them against rebellion, that, without consultation with i's chief mag istrate, a subordinate department at Wash ington insulted our people and invaded our rights. Against the.-e wrongs and outrage?* the people of the Stale ol New York, at its late election, so.'emnly protested. Ihe submission of our people to these ab ues, for a time only, was taken at home and abroad for an indifference to tl eir liberties. But it was < uly a spirit of respect for our in stitutions that they waited until they could express their will in the manner pointed out by otir laws. At the late e'ecttou they vin dicated at once the regard f r law and their love o| liberty. Amidst ull the Confusion el civil war, they calmly sat in judgement upon the administration, vo'ing against its candi dates. Nor was this the only stfiki.ig pr-un of respect for the Constitution. The minori ty, of nearly equal numbers, yielded to this decision without resistance, although the can vass was animated by strung partisan excite ments. This calm assertion of rights, and this honorable suhmi*i >n to the verdict of the ballot-box, vindicated at once the charac ier of our people ami the stability ,f our in -millions. Had the secessionist* of the South thus yielded to cn-iiiuli<>nal decisi >ns they Would have saved theut-elve* and our country from the horrors of this war, an 1 ihey would have found the same remedy for every wrong and danger. MARTIAL LAW. The claim of power under martial law is not only destructive of the rights of Stated hut it overthrows the legislative and judicial departments of the General Government It assert* for the President more power as the head of the army, than as the representative ru'er of the people. This claim has brought discredit upon us in the eyes of the world. It has strengthened the hopes of rebellion. Tr has weakened the cotifi i -nee of loyal states It tends to ''estrov the value of our Govern ment in the minds of our people. It lead? to discoid and disco tent at the North, while it has united and invigorated the South. If there is any necessity which justifies that policy, let us openly and honestly sav there i a necessity which justifies a revolu tion. But this pretension is not put forth as a necessity which overleaps for a time all restraints, ami which is justified by a gross exigency ; it i- a theory winch exalts the mi litary power of the I're-ident above bis civil ami unconstitutional righ's. It asserts that he may in his discretion declare war, and then extinguish the State and National Con" stitutiuns by drawing the pall of martial law over our vast country. * * * There is little to fear in periods of peace and prosperity. If wc are not prtt tocttd when there are popular excitements and convulsions, our Government is a failure. 11 Presidential proclamations are above the decisions of the courts and the restraints of the Constitution, then that Constitution is a mockery. If ii has n>t the authority to keep the Executive within its restraints, then it cannot retain Slates within the Union. Those who hold that there t* no sanctity in the Constitution, must iqually hold that there is no guilt in ttie rebellion. We cannot be silent and allow these prac tices to become precedents. They are not as much m violation of our Constitution as the ti hellioii itself, and more dangerous t > our liberties. They holdout to the executive every temptation of ambition to make and piiJoiig war. They offer despotic power as a price tor preventing peace. They are induce ments to each administration to produce dis cord and incite armed resistance to law, by declaring that the condition of war icuioves all constitutional restraints. They call about the National Capitol hordes of uuprmcipltd men, whu find in the reck ol their country Hie opportunity lo gratify avarice or ambi tion of an Administration antagonistic to the interest and happiness of the People. Il makes the restoration of peace the abdication of more than regal authority in the hands of those to whom is confided the government of our country. He declares that the President's Emanci pation Proclamation is IMPOLITIC,UNJUST AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL, Ciicnlated to eft-ate many barriers to the restoration of the Union, and to be misconstrued by the world as an aban donment of the hope of restoring it—a result to which New York is unalterably opposed and which will be effectively resisted. The Union, he says, will be restored by the Cen tral and Western States, both free and slave, who are exempt from the violeut passions which control at the extremes. Those of the Central Slaves States, which rejected the ordinance of secession, which sueght to remain in the Union, and which were driven off by a contemptuous, uncom promising policy, must be brought back. The restoration of the whole Union will be only the wortc of time, with such an exertion of power as can be put forth without needless sacrificing the life and treasure of the North in a bloody and calamitious contest. We must not wear out the lives of our soldiers' nor exhaust *he earnings of labor by war, for oncer tain ends or to carry oat theories of extermination—means not only destructive of lives and property in the South, but also a waste of the blood and treasure of the N .rth. The exertion of the armed power must be accompanied by a firm and Conciliatory policy, to restore the tJnion with the least possble injury to both sections. The Governor concludes:—"At this mo ment the fortune of our country are influenced by the results of battles. Our army :n the field must be supported. All constitutional demands of our General Government must be promptly responed to. Under nociicumstan res can a division of the Union be conceded. We will put forth evrey exertion of power. VVe will u-e every policy of conciliation. M e will bold out every inducement to the people of the South to return to their allegi ance, consistant with h nor. VYe will guar antee them every rtght, every consid eration demanded by the Constitution and by that fra ernal regard which must prevail in a common country. But we can pr..ve volun tarily conseut to the breaking up of the Un ion of the-e States for the destruction of the Constitution." — LETTER FTOM MAJOR JACK DOWN ING. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 18C2. SCRS: —WaI, I'm glad to say that Con gns- has g>*t together, and the Me*sige has been red and dige-ied. The Kernel worked hard enuf on it, 1 tell you. He wouldn't le' Seward or Chase have enything to do with it. but he jvst mauled it all out himself. The next day arter the Messige was sent in, Sum nure ctjin in an sed the Messige warn't exact ly grainatikal in all its parts. I telled him thp.t I guessed ef h- had to work around short Corners as the Kernel did, without get ting tripped up, he Would find it uiity hard work to get ererytliin jest accordin to gram mar, I tellfcd hun ''grammar warn't ofenv ackount wile the rebelljun lasted—that, like the Coustiiushin, the grammar was suspend ed, or locked up where habits korpu- couldn't get at it. In fact, ' ?es I '• Mr. Sumnure. I think etiy tnan who talks about its hem nec essary tooh.-arve the laws of grammar, o eny other law*, w* n the nasliui is in a deih struggle with traiturs, is a disloyal person, an orter to he sent to Fort La Fieit." Wen I sed this, Summtre turned all sorts of colors, an *es he, "Wal, Miyer, perhaps you're rite about grammar; but I think jou ort* r spell the President's name rite in your letters. It'* a disrespect to tie Chetd Ma - e-trate n >t to do it." '• N al,' ses I, " Mr. Sumnure, I've got my own idi-es on spellin. Spellin is a good deel like spark in the gals— it's gest as a feller takes a nosliin. My idee is, of I spell a word so as to git its sound, I'm rite, an I don't keer wat you say, it,s the only ru'e of spellin that holds go*id in the fong furi. Now," sen f. "ef Link-in—don't spell Linkin, wal on arth does it spell ?" That seemed to stump him. " But." ses he. " Mejer, there's 6ome gin eral rTileS that orter be observed—rules that the schools all use." " Wal," ses I, " I don't know much about schools, an I guess the Kernel don't neither 1 went to school six weeks, an the Kernel ses he went six months. School lam nis mity poor truck to put into a feller's hed, un less he's got a good deal of brains there.— There's more edicated fools now in the world than there are tools of any other kind, an there's a great menny of 'em, Lord knows.— An," ses I, " its those edicated fools that make all the trubbil." " Wal, Majer, ses he, "you ain't an enemy to edication, I hope." " Wal, no, Mr. Senator, I ain't no eneni}- to edication ; I only hate edicated fools." 44 Wall," ses I, 14 wen I was a boy, an wcni to school the six weeks I speak of, there was a boy in tny class who could beat tne spell in an readin, an in eenanioat everyihin, but 1 could lick him jest as easy as I eould whistle, lie hadn't eny more spunk, or pluck, or cour age than a sick chicken, an tuity little genu wine common sense. llis father, huwev. r, sent hitn to college, an the fust thing I hecred of him, the papers were callin him a lamed man, an he aint done eny thin ever sence but to blab at Abolishin meetins an make Abo lishin speeches. Now," ses I, "that's wat I call an edicatetf fool. Jest like the larned pig, lie kin do wat he larns to do or sees done ; but as for real comm. n sense to tell wether a thing is rite or wrong, he aint worth eny more for it than a bull dog is to ketch rats.' Sutnnure looked kinder streaked wen I sed this, bat didn't say a word, an jest here the Kernel, who had been down stairs to get his bootjack, cum in. Ses he, " Good tnor nin, Mr. Sutnnure. I'll bet you one of Chase's greenbacks," ses he, " that you can't tell why this boot jack is like an office-seeker." Suinnure sed he couldn't. 44 Wal," ses the Kernel, b< cau>e it 6ticks close to the heels of the President. 1 tefled the Kernel how that Sutnnure Ked that the Messige warn't grammatikal. 44 Wal, ses he, 11 1 beleeve everything goes rung sence I became President. The country is upside down; the niggers are more trubbil than ever before ; the white men are cuttin one another's throat, an it aeetns as it Beleui was let loose; au now the grammar has been violated. tbe7 ay. Wal. I wonder wat on I TEBMB : ax.so per Amnrft arrh lam fit for. I never succeeded well in flat bolein ; I allers bad poor cropa wen I tried to be a farmer; I was too tall to split rails handy ; an, as a lawyer, I warn't en/. thing more than from poor to middlin.' If I can't be President, I don't see what oh arth I was made for." " Wal," ses I, " Kernel, perhaps yoo art like the old Quaker's dog." Sea be, " ho# was that, Majer ?" ' Wal," ses I, Til tali y<u the story. tJp in Maine, not far front Downmgyille, there used to live an old Qua ker named HeZekixh Peabody. He bad a yaller dog that was alius loungin around the house. One day Sol Hopkins, a rough o|d feller, cum along, an ses he, 1 Mr. Peabody, I want a dog to hunt foxes. Do you think your dog is good for foxes V * Now,' tea the Quaker, 4 nebor Solomen, I never tried the dog on foxes, for the huntlu of any aai mala is not my business ; but if thee wishes a dog for loxes, accordio to the Scriptures, this dog must be a good dog for foxes.'— ' Wal. will you warrant him a good dog" for fores V • I cannot do that, uebor Solomen, for I never tried him on foxes ; but accord in to the Scriptures, thee can be lure thd dog is good for foxes.' So old Sol, thinkin 'hat Scriptur proof must be good, give the Quaker five dollars for his dog. He took him hum, an the next day he saw a fox run* I.ing across one of his lots. So he called tht •log an showed him the fox, but he wouldn't -tir an inch after Lira. This made old Sol terrible uiad, an the next day be took the •log back to the Quaker, an ses he, in hie* r. ugh way Mr. Peabody, this dog ein't worth a datnb !' 4 Tut, tut, nebor Solomen, ihte shouldn't speak profanely with thy lip. J hat may be,' ses old Sol, ' but didn't yett tell me that this dog was good for foxes?'— 4 No, neber Solomen, I said accordin to the .Scriptures he MCST be good for foxes.' 'Wal,' ses old Sol.' ' how do you make that out? 1 W al, neber the Script -rs say 4< there is noth ing made in vain," art as I tried that dog on everything else except hunting, 1 tuought that that must be what he was made /or."— " Now, ses 1 44 Kernel, I hope it wont turfc ut thai you are like the old Quaker's dog, 'made in vain,' or, as old Sol Hopkins express ed it, 4 not worth a d—!' but ses I, "ef yon don't restore the Union before your ffcrm ex pire, the people will think that ycftweren good deal Worse than the Quaker's dog, for if he warn't good/or anything, he didn't de eny particular harm." The Kernel didn't seefn to like this Sto ry much, for ses he, " Majer, I think you are kinder personnel." Sen I,No, Kernel, I don't mean to be, but you know stories will fit closer than you think for when you begin to tell 'em." Just here Seward cumin, and with his church yard smile, ses he, " Good morning, * Mr. President, I've got good news from log land. There won't be any intervenshun, an ihe rebellyun will all bo over in 60 days.— My friend Weed thinks so too." —^ " What's up, Boss?" ses Link* That'* the name he c\ils Seward by. " Oh," ses he, rnhbin his hands, " don't you see by the pa pers what a large amount of money the mer chants in York are subscribin for the poor patient, starvin English workmen. God blee 'em. Here Seward drew a deep sigh, an 'hen ses he, '"lt will produce such a great effect in England !" Intervenshun is dead. The rebellyun 13 crushed, aud all by this grand and noble idea of mine to feed the tarvin poor. What philanthropy Will do, when it is done right!" And here Seward commenced rubbin his hands and walkin about the rcoin, an actin like a gal that is jest g >iu to get married. I didn't say any thing, an the Kernel didn't say enything ei ther, an it warn't a mint afore Sewa"d dodg ed out of the door as quick as he cum in.—• Alter he hed gone, ses L •' Kernel, how meny times has Seward lied the rebellyun suppress ed ?" " Oh," ses he, '• he goes to sleep eve ry night with Hl3 Ba:tis belief that the ion will be restored by day-light; that Jeff. Davis will be hanging on a sour apple tree by noon, and that he will be elected next President bj' sun down." '' Wal, 51 ses I, " Kernel, I think you're get a queer cabbynet," " Yes," se6 he, " that I hare. Seward thinks that his ritin letters to Europe is go* in to overthrow the rebellyun. Chase think* it can't be done, except by his greenback? an freein the niggers. Old grandfather Well** is sure that there is nothin will raster* the Union except his gunboats, while filaif flsls sure that he kin do it by stoppin Birateifcerat ic papers!" Ses I, " Why don't you Chang* u Wal," ses he," what's the use of swap* pin jackets 7 There ain't nothin to be made by it. No, I won't change my cabby not on less I'm druv to it. It's bad entif now, but Lord knows what it might beef f ondertakn to change it." I was in hopes I could induce Linkin to put in some new men and get out Chaee, Sew ar 1, St ant in and Blair. BUt it's no us*. S<> we shall jog along after the old fashion.— Where we shall be in the spring no one kid tell. Congrisg has gone to work in arneat to tix up the finances, an to take keer that the* Diuimecrats don't sue Linkin for suspendin hnbus korpus. The ttlanthrophists are alao bizzy, and they are goin to give all the nig gers here a Christmas dinner, which, I sup pose, is expected to last 'em the year round. Ea'in like a Turk one day an starvin 364, in accordin to my idees, a poor way of livin.— Yours, till deth, MA. re* JACK POWYIK*. VOL. 2, N0.24.