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Co hither, my bnhr. mr dsrllng,
Mv lliv. m wonilerfal roe I
The white-broomed flowers In the garden
Ili'uin their (on iiottils to cloo:
beas hTO gone home from the clover.
Thn wallow are nmli.rthe
Ami down In the orchard, tha robin
Broods over her noet In Ui leaves.
Como bby my bounty, my flnrltnir t
Yonr eyes they are heavy wlthidecp; '
Your little rod month hnx grown silent.
And wurcoly It Imiu'litor cn keep;
Lny of the while rolw from your shoulders,
rnclp the ouuill nhoev from your feet
O, ditinlient blonwtm vf Kilen, ,
1 ki yon, my lily, my sweet. '
Do yon fool the cool wind coming snfily.
And pee the young moon In the tkyf
The cIoihUmU'IIu!; over the suntet,
Thebti ilittln stTuMTy byj : t r
Do yon ticflr bow tho cattle tire towing'' ' ' -
Along the green lno by the lull f
And the brook rnnnlnp over tht bebblvi. f
With m rifle that never is still - ,,
Now hofli I while I ting to yon, babyi" 5
A ponsr of the nnfftjtn above.
That coin on invisible pinion
To wMrh o'er th children they 1ot.
Bo nil through your beautiful drenmlng -
The voice of yuur mother shall creep, .
Lent, hearing the barnlnin celestial.
Your soul aliould fly homeward in sleep t
Little Corporal.
Little Corporal. Selected Miscellany.
Some years ago, I waa stationed in one
of our chief, manufacturing towns as su
pcriutonilent1 in the office of a certain
telegraph company.- This office contained
the smallest arcouht of space In -which it
was possible to rry on tho Work.- . The
greater portion of it was dedicated to the
public ; and all that remained for an instrument-room
was a littlo slice cut off
from the main office by a wooden parti
tion. In this den, about a dozen of us
were doomed to spend tho best part of
every day in an atmosphere vitiated by
tho gas which was kept continually burn
ing. Underneath this office was a sort of
iuternal region into -which our messengers
descended. These batteries -were under
tho chargo of our linesman a man who
deserves a special word of description.
Jacob Voosh was his name, and ho was
a tall, broad-shouldered fellow, with a
shock head of red hair, and a closely-cut
and flcry beard. Judging from a long in
tercourse with him, I should say that his
chief characteristics were a love of his
trade, a detestation oi telegraph clerks in
general, and an inordinate fondness for
bitter ale. Of these, peculiarities, the last
was decidodly the most prominent, and
sometimes influenced the other two.
When, after a long sitting and it took a
f;reat deal to affect him his favorite
iquor reached his head, it effectually
banished all considerations of work untd
sober moments should arrive, and roused
his rancour against the office clerks until
it touml vent in tlic most uncomplimentary
terms, lie hail originally been a carncn
ter, but had by some means picked up a
store of information about telegraph in
struments, and had drifted into the post of
linesman in our : company. Jits duties
were multifarious, for he was considered
responsible for the efficient working oi all
the apparatus. Cut upon the whole, the
job was an easy one, and frequently
slight inspection in tho morning, and an
evening call to see that all was right, con
stituted his entire day's work. Tho
iCngthy interval between morning and
evening Jacob religiously spent in a dingy
little public house, near the office, where
ho was within reach in case of an emer
gency, and where the tap was exceptional
ly good.' occasional emergencies aid 00
cur. Lightning magnetised all the instrn
incuts and made them for the time useless,
or a storm blew down a score of posts.
and broke tho wires. Then Jacob Voosh
showed himself cnual to the catastrophe,
He hired 'subordinates, he slaved day and
night, he toiled like a Hercules, and then,
when lm lin.il tut fivorvthinir rio-liL he re-
turned to his cornor in tho public hoase
to comDensate his exertions bv increased
draughts of foaming alo. I havo said that
ho was fond of his work ; but there was
one part of it he did not liko. One of tho
northern railway companies allowed us
carry our wires a certain distance along
their posts, and we, in return, agreed
keep their telegraphic communications
perfect Thia duty, of course, fell to tho
lot of Jacob ; but his experience of rail
way olucials was such tnat no would
rather do anything than encounter them,
and invariably returned with a brighter
face than he had worn whon he started
8omo of. his expeditions along tho line.
Railway men, from porters to managers,
shared his vocabulary of vituperation
with telegraph clerks; and silver-laced
uniforms of the Northshiro Railway Com
pany roused him as a red rag does a. mad
bull. " An ill-conditioned, drunken
you say. Exactly so; but a good
workman, ana thai suited us. -,,.,
Ono August cveuing, this worthy pre
sented himself before mo in a state
bcerv excitement and having been
formed' that there was no need for
services, departed evidently bent on a
He had scarcely gone when
of our wires' ceased working; but es
day's business was dono, and wo had
wire communicating with the samo
station, I did not thiuk it worth while
sending after hint, but left him to find
the fault in the morning. Ono by one,
clerks took down their hats and departed,
aud the men on night duty having come,
locked my desk, and was preparing to
home, when ono of the counter clerks
mo that a gentleman "wanted
Tis gentleman was a clerk from the
of the railway company, to inform mo
their tunnel wire had ceased working ;
t he traffic was in consequence stopped,
tho matter must bo Been to at once.
promised to attend to it immediately,
ho went away, saying as he left tho office
" Don't loo a minute, for tiie six o'clock
south mail is waiting in the station,
cannot get away."
Snatching up my hat, I ran with
npecd to the dingy public-houso
Jacob Vooeh made his headquarters ;
Micro sure enough I found him In
lhiddlo of a group of his cronies, bawling
forth a drinking-song, and waving a
above his head, in tipsy illusVation
his lav.
" Come, come," I said, " Uiis won't
Jacob. Tho railway tunnel wire ,
broken, and you must go at once
nieud it."
Jocbii Voosh, put down his pewter,
stretched out his lega,. thrust lii
deep into his pockets, and with great
answered: Blest if I
Shan't stir this night." ... .
"Nonsense," I replied crustily and
" It must bo done, and
must do it. Bo come along. -
" I tell you," retorted Jacob with
gravity ami emphasis than before, " I
go. It's after working-hours. If it
been any of our wires, I'd have" gone
that Infernal railway company x&
breaking soiaethiu'; and up their
dangerous tunnel I don't go to-night'-
can tell them that from ma, If you like."
I did not insist iurtner, tor 1 saw that
niiin wua mora than half drunk, and
lectly lucapabia of doing Uio work
quired. So UiBtoud oi. sejuuig uie
his message, I prepared to
mysell. Having aonueu uu ".u
. i .i.. e. . t.vnl. r llinnfrlil. nMHiuuirv
seized the few Viols I thought necessary,
set out tor tho station.
I was In no very good humor, as J
tho few streets which separated
from Uie terminus. I had been
forward to a uuict walk in the
and was annoyed at lofiug it; I waa
gusted at Jacob Voosh for getting
and I was -irovoked at liaving to do
agreeable 'work. Tho tunnel -was,
Jacob had said, both dirty and dangerous,
and was as nasty a piece of excavation
ever hut! Viren lilnnncd and completed
human ingenuity. It was situated
tho station, and my acquaintance
1-11 :.i : . i r .... i ...
had liitl.i iU) U-eu conlined to contemplat
ing it ftom the platforms, or
through it in thu trains, and I was
aUgratihVd by the prospect of iienctraling
it ou foot. Had it bceu un ordinary,
respectable tunnel, such as we are
to now a days, I should not
cared ; but it was au untiiiuc affair of
length, aud was coiibtrueled
sleep incline ; so that it was necessary
raise and lower trains through it by
of endless wire ropes wonted Dy a
wy engine at Uie other end. iUnce
VOh. XVI.-Na.13:
at J-
necessity for perfect telegraphic commu
nication between tho station and the
engine-house, mid hence the anxiety to
have the broken wire mended "t once.
When I got to the terminus, the station-
mn Hi or wa ft vfromelv triad to SCO mo. and
handing me a lamp, Btartcd me on my aoll- chilling
! 1UI', v ...j wv... .
tary way. I thought at tno ttmo tuai ne iwo
might have sent some ono to accompany samo
mo; but as he did not volunteer any such made
escort, I proceeded alone, tani
The lurtncr 1 wont, toe less 1 liaea it. 1 now
r or tho tirst Hundred yards or so, wane reciton,
thodaylightlasted.it was endurable; but tho
as tho tunnel curved away into tho eartt, dropping
and the littlo ring of light at tho entrance rlages
was no longer discernible, a dreadful feel- and
ing of loneliness and a sort of buried alive I
sensation crept over mo. I wished that I ment,
had never undertaken the task, but since I have
1 : 1
had done so, I determined to accomplish
it. The lamn which I carried gave me
barelv anfBcient light to see my way, for
the dull-colored earth and the sooty roof
ami walla nf the tunnel drank in its feeble
nvx Ktill I nloddcd on. following the I nfW
ahinino- rnila and tho rtlstV wiTO TOIC8.and I oIkita
every now ana men stopping to vesi me 1 cacn
tunnei-wire, oniy to nnu mo commuuiw 1 Bito
tton perfect. At last, after a long and
weary tramp, a pale glimmer of suulight
appeared in the distance, and I hurried on
towards it. lancving mat 1 nau rcacuou
the other end, and that there was no break
. .
As I
gazing In a,
ich the into
cnonce tho
in the tunnel-wire auer ati. 1 soon nlnr
rcarlw.il tho sneck of davlight. and round rot
mvnclf. not in tho outer world, but at tho it vu
bottom of a ventilating shaft. That shaft again.
was noitner moro nor tess wnn uuct i out
r.hlmnev to ncrmit the escape of tho smoke nnd
. . .. . . . 1.1 .
and steam wnicn gamerea in tne innnci 1
but It had a visible connection with tho sockets,
world above-ground, and I was glad to see n0w
the bright autumn EKy at tuo top once Rnd
more. D or a minute or two 1 siooa ca
at Uic begrimed walls, down which
Hct.tlnir sunbeams struggled, and then
more plunged into tno aarKness. pause.
JNow tne way became more mucous 11 nu begin
difficult thnn before. The soil above uv,t
seemed to be damp, and water oozed drip- heavy
plngly through tho brick roof, and ran m ing
irreat sootv streaks into nutrid side-drains, rnnf
A a
Theso drains sent forth a nauseous smell,
and swarmed with bloated water-rals,
which scunnered into their holes as I ap
proached tho walls, and peered out at mo
as I applied my testing apparatus to tho
telegraph wires. Tho loathsome brutes,
used to, tho Uiundering rush of locomo
tives, treated me with contemptuous curi
osity. A damp and cliilly wind blew
through the tunnel, and to add to my
troubles, tho permanent way was under
repair. Tho shinglo had been thrown out
from between tho sleepers, and lay iu loose
heaps in the six-foot space, rendering walk
ing Uiillcut nnd slow. Still I plodded on,
and at length found what I had so long and
diligently sought.
A sickening wretched loneliness crept
over me, sometimes leaving me for a lit
tlo while, and then returning with re
doubled power. I tried to drive it away
and bo hopeful ; but as I mechanically
miffed at . mv nine, a scries of ghostly
figures possessed my imagination in spite
of invselt I saw mv two night-clerks
swiftly writing as tho instrument clicked
off the messages. I beheld Jacob Voosh
draughts from his pewter, and rapidly ad- "
vanctng towards senseless drunkenness ; I K
niotre7l mv f:illipr reading and rest ngbv
his great country fireside alter the labours
of tho day, and I followed my punchy
landlady as she moved about grumbling at
my delay. But I was only Interested in
them in as far as they were connected with
myself. Danger had r.
selllsh, and as I fancied
low," of
bauch. ono
other out
formed mo.
pot of
liberation do.
thoritatively. you
d"SSa"?t helrgor! to
dinary occupations, my , constantly recur-
vino- thono-ht was : "How surprised and
anxious they would bo if they knew that
I am sitting in the dark on tho damp
earth in tho middle of tho NorthBhlro
Railway Company's tunnel!" Then my
brain conjured up another set of phan
toms. I beheld tho station platform, on
which Mto officials paced up and down
wondering at mv stay. I saw tho south
.moil Btandiug. in, tho station tha steam
hissing from the engine, Uie men waiting
for the signal to Btart, and the passengers
thrusting tlieir beads out oi tne windows
and grumbling at their detention. I
watched the gathering of tho search-party.
I contemplated it as it set out, and . I
almost fancied that I heard the shouts of
men as they traveled the road I had already
come when a sound broko upon me
which filled me with an awful fear.
Slowly at first, and then more quickly,
tho wire ropes began to run over tho
grooved guiding-wheels, and as I heard
them clane in narrow sockets, I knew
that I had been forgotten, and that tho
traffic was resnmed. Instinctively I tarnod
to ilee but where I This horrible tunnel,
which seemed likely to bo my grave; ' had
none of the little retreats so common as
those in modern days, or if it had I; had
not noticed them, and could never find
them bv groping iu darkness. Were I to
an.iv tl.n anu th
' - .1. .,
movo In search of a refuge I would most i
likely be caught and killed by the rusty
rope which was rushing over tho wheels
with tho speed of Uie wind. , My one poor
chance of salety consisted in remaining
whero I was until the train passed, and
then making my way forward when the
tunnel should again bo empty. So I sat
down to wait. .
Brought to a sore extremity by tlic de
bauchery of a drunken fool alone in tho
darkness with . Death, whilo tho young
blood was coursing through Uie veins aud
life was sweet would you not have cursed
the cause of your misfortune and prayed
to bo saved from such an awful fate t ' I
madly did both, heedless of the contradic
tion between them. But tho danger was
drawing near, and I braced myself up to
meet it. I heard railway men say that Uie
safer plan was to turn tho free and not the
back to a passing train ; so I now eagerly
peered into the darkness to discern the
first approach of the coming peril. Far
in Uie gloom through which I had come I
thought I ww a speck of light, fancied
myself mistaken, when on turning -my
head the other way I beheld a bright and
increasing light in tho distance Oace
more I looked stationwaroa, ana lounu to
my horror that I had not deceived myself,
fpr Uie light in that direction had grown
till and clear.
, A train was coming cither way, and au
hope left ma . I sprang to my feet, but I
had no ernectaUon that I should he saved,
and for a moment thought of throwing
mvnclf before tho wheels and ending all.
ro-1 Already I seemed to feel myself caught by I
railway I tha buffers or dashed to Ueaiu ly some pro
coinnanv go I Jecting lamD-lrrn. and with calmness of
uu i utatpair awaited my late, now siowiy
1 I . r.w, iv 1. iA A t... ltl.A lt..l,lr.inrt I
And who a tide of reineuibranci s of homo
and loved ones, and tho sweetness of life,
rushed through n.y brain, as I stood on
that heap of earth I But it was not for
long., I he light seemed suddenly to
spring forward. I saw thu d irk outlines
versed ine
drunk, j oi the engines lighted up by tho glowing
dia-1 tire-boxes, and tho lare from tiuir fut.
as uaces. Instinctively Ipresstlwy feet ftmly
close to
into Uie shingle, closed my yt ss tlrew mv
breath as if to make myself entailer, and
tittered a cry of power for streiiKlh luid
aid. Thero was a thunder in my cars, a
with it shaking of the earth, and a hissing clia w
...!.. 1 nil rniinil to a I filt mvsilf awuvinif from
h. - - - j -- j --a
not at
tomed have
mous upon a
side to side, and in a moment more tell
heavily. .But as I fill I was safe,. aud red
lights were lusteniox irom mu tuner way
luto the steamy gloom. . ..
Then I upHiso I must have fainted, for
I next remember lying at tht fur of the
heap of earth with my check prted
the colJ rail. All was dark uml 0,11 let.
The rope had cease to move, aud a deli
cious sense of thankfulness and hope
ci-eot over me. I knew that the stillness
Uie J could not luU lotg i so hastening to avail
fear, for I
of it, I rose and crept forward m
as my bruised unit wouia aiiow.
traveled, us nearly as I could guess,
a hundred yards, when again the
began to move, and I stood and
J(ut tuts time, a una not tuo nun
in niiwit
time I had not the same ft f
it unhkelv that I
"o ,t - I tn.D,
iinins wouia again paw 010 1 ,an
time, and the danger I had ?cPa. I
mo confident. Once more, the am-1 j-very
ngni appearea ami gre w u , j , I rubbing
mere was no uguv iu wm iv v tQ jlig
anu 1 vrepi uovt i wu w.Sv, .
safe rails, ami watched the engine
cinders, nnd tho brightly-lit car-
as they approached, dashed past,
disappeared. When they were gone,
suddenly recollected my testing instru-
and remembered, the use it might
been to mo ; butlu my pH'mff
iy iieiu hid um&
it. and now on I
, 1 .
Still graspmg u.
I pushd for-
train came from tho blocked-up linos
and from the station below ; and as
approacnou, x au uowu w mu ji-
rails, anu waicneu n uniu 11. um mu-
long I played at this game of hide-
with Death I cannot tell. 1 rain
Then I resumed my weary, weary
, We
tUn hh-inri
. . i-i.t .t T!v. .4 11.- 1 I trnnr
bad come. I had been clad to eco this
minute or two, a heavy train shot out hognny-lcgs
the light, and then again plunged into
tunnel. ARer that, there was a long From
: but now 1 tianeu 11 as a imvun 01
nml infi'ttr. i The light was dun, but
tUvliirht wldchl never honed to sod
The walls were damp and dirty ;
tlicy were iar iroiu iuu rano uuu mii,
near them I could bo secure.
. . 1 . ! 1 A1...I.
Again the wnocis woro ciangmg m imar
as tho ropes sped over them ; but
that I Could sec, I sprang over both,
leaned myscit against tno sooty wan.
1 expected tnat tno ropes woum
to run again, out tuoy nover nuuw
although thoy were still, I hoard tlic
panting of an engine slowly labor-
up the incline, and making the arched
ochn. At length it crcut out of tho
mid stopped ueioro me. 1 was
V.nsrer faces were looking over the side.
ere tho wheels had ceased to revolve,
burly stntion-mnstcr sprang to the
I smiled as best I could, and tried
rise, but my bruises had become stiff,
I found it impossible.
Don't stir," exclaimed Uic station-master.
" For God's sako don't stir I"
Then he lifted me up in his inrjns; and
to the stoker.
Bill, knock the head oil that bottio 01
and givo me some of it in your
did as ho was bid, and tho generous
quickly brought back my stagger
ing energies. Refreshed and strengthen
ed, was able to use my limbs somewhat,
that with the aid of my rescuers I was
seated on tho foot plate of the engine.
we moved oft'. I heard tho station-mas
begin to tell me why I had been lost,
how I came to be found.
had waited for me until ho imagined
must cither have left tho tunnel by tho
end, or have gone homo througn tlic
aid to
h d h lon delayed mail, and had
m, ki , lntn thn minrrt
-- 7 -V ...
Mto lost down train had told him that
was a ghastly man at Uie ventilating
In a moment tho truo state of tho
flashed upon him. , He ran to the re
freshment room, got a bottio of brandy,
th0 cnln0 fr0ma tralD rCatty
start and cmosrch of me. , . ,
busy, and as his voice was drowned
the rattlo of tho wheels, I buried .my
in my hands, and poured out my
soul in thanksgiving.
When we reached tho station, tho cab
men and porters gave me a lusty cheer ;
the folks in Uie train started at Uic
Bcareu-iooaing umu u .u uyJ.
: 1 w n.1 n mr n tiiintv hoiiiia noin. 1 1
YTmuvmu. " """b ""--- 1 cratic
in which I was sent home under the
charge of a ticket collector, who presented
taucrea anu tuny, rjrniscu ana u.ucu.
ing to the gaze of my astonished landlady,
tho august sun was setting.
Jacob Voosh was very penitent when
heard the story, and showed his peni
tence by being moderate in his libations
at least a wholo week ; but I mado a
that I would never become an ama-
tcurlinesman, and I have kept it. A sound
sleep, and a little subsequent nursing, soon
restored me to my usual health and
serenity of nerve ; but to this day I kocp as
as I . can from trains in motion, and
have a horror of tunnels. - (mwiwr
m t m
The Nomination of Seymour.
The New York Herald published tho
following blank fore,:on tlw lwiniiurf J has
following the nomination of Seymour. It
will be seen, however, on perusing it, that
thero is a more truth than poetry auout it :
Seymour I
t" Seymour won't accept. lie will pass
nomination over to Chase." 1 '
"Idon'tseo it."
It wasn't seon.; ' , ' 1 " '
Seymour takes tho nomination and
pockets the insult to his
Everybody except some Southern cx
rcbels goes awx i I t 2 ."
8cth Adams, of Massachusetts, says tho
campaign in tho East is
Crushed) ' ' ' '
Lew Campbell goes buck to hia farm In
Ohio and declares '
Seymour won't carry a State northwest
the Ohio.
New Hampshire regards the nomination
good aa .
ttFivo thousand majority in that State for
Grant! ., ; . '!''
Maine savs this has been the first real
Grant ratification meeting lhat has bee a
held since the campaign opened.
ThotwopluUAimuw... it,,, i c
I Tho two Droniios ono tho
Dromio of Chicago, tho otli
rriromio ef New York. '
1 It will be amusing to see thcui iu the
Presidential contest, and
, Lots of lun will follow
Jior Jhoj
Blair I r J ( I
That's a hicwim
Uio nation ;
. r i t
niino hi Uie councils of
U uaii.w , ..,1 . ; . ) v .
But it was oncchcarJ oi
Before the deluge. . .
It is familiarly known In the
Kitcboni eabiot't f jOVcry'adiuIttfciVra
tion at Wastilugtou. '
It is a bully name for a ' '"
" Small party in the lobby."
Street comments on tho situation :
; Grant will walk over the courstx l
Grant will be tho , , .
Hurrah boy I
Tho brave boy !
The jolly boy 1 , ,
Tho seusibifl hot I .1.) 1
. The victorious boy I 1 t "
. The boy who funrs 110 uoi- ! j- . .
Tho boy who will sweep into
Tuo Whilo H.mso
Ou the 4th of March next '
.' By a majority unprecedented in the
h'wlory of lTeaileutial elections Iu' the
Jlunobjic. , ' - ' ; -
to say we, all of us I
A bhik-i ii'S liuly of New York U go
ing to Kuroito, for iiMxlicol treatuienl nf a
fat ptxtdle, w hich has already reached Uie
mature ai;o or sixteen years.
r9"See advertUemeut
9f J. L Case
& Co., lUcine, WU.
A String of Democratic Beads.
lha UtCrbea 'Weekly Democrat, Apt"
TUB Sl.ATK kmakiikd.
havo smashed Duhnonl's sl;U jtll
" 1 In has been muling out lecier
wUhnnmoe of tJcyinour, Hoff
tlirtnirlit n 1. ci..;., ?'l,,l.
illUrnUlY, IIVIUIIIU, liivv .v.
Bnd j0hnon, and is now " bobbing
jn wun tlio naiv.o of Hancock,
experimcnt fails. He has to keep
out as fast aa ho puts names on
have numbers of tried and true men,
names are unsullied, whoso hands
unstained with blood Illegally shed
nf Innrkvnce.
such men will wo select our candi
date civilians, statesmen. Democrats.
will have no other I )",
tko ' Lat.'ro.-M Weekly DfliuOcf.it, or MaJ
. v. .. &. l-vs. ;
LaCrosso Democrat, In tho course of
brief article, calls the New York
" a mongrel concern," ana declares
the election of such men as Messrs,
Scvmour and Tilden to a Demo
Convention, "Is an insult to the
country " Call you this backing
Morula ? Xta York SlM.
'niveVhn. our friends? Wo don't
and bondholders,
"J"" 8tPr"? weekly Do...
iho La troa.0 uv-m
they are. Our lriends arc tuo
of the poor men ; those who would
lift Uie great burden of debt and
from tho shoulders of the poor
men of tho country, where such
as Belmont have put it, and where
men aa Boyniour, Tilden awl com
pany seek to keep it.
back our friends, and Hint is why we
tho workingmen of the country
tho encroachments of the nn-
inocrnt, of Jnno
havo, been particularly Impressed,
reading the Jacobin platform adopted
Chicago, with Its almost exact accord
ance, touchiug tho finances, tho national
and taxation, wiUi Governor Sey
mour's views, as expressed In his cele
brated speech at the New York Bond
holder's Convention last winter. Scan
two, and compart Uiem carefully, and
will find scarcely a shade of differ
ence. How truo it is that tlic friends of
bondholders, iu either party, think
feel alike and act alike. .'With them
intorests or tueir masters, tuo uouu
lonls, are paramount to all others.
What a beautiful fix we should bo in,
wo to adopt Governor Seymour's
reaffirming, in substance, tho Jaco
bin platform upon tho financial question.
How grandly we could rally tho masses 1
ringing appeals we could make to
plow holders I vvnat a spieuuiu cam
paign it would bo, with no issuo that
touch the real interests of the pco-
arouse enthusiasm, fire the popular
and consolidate, strengthen, inspiro
confidence, gladden with assurance
victory, the Democratic legions !
Out upon the thought! Spurn all such
suggestions! Treat as enemies all who
council such suicidal policy I Away
tho insidious advice of Uioso who
delude, betray and ruin us ! '
is false to Democracy! 11 is treason
the country 1 It is death to liborty !
Let tho people beware 1
Politicians, beware !
tho LnOro.se Weekly DeaiocraWJuuq ao.
Tho LaCrosso Democrat will support
truo, earnest, and able Democrats,
a square Democratic platform, the
success of which, will bring tho pooplo out
bondage. George H. Pendleton, of
is at this time the most availablo
and his nomination -would be cor
dially supported by the LaCfosse ( Demo
crat. :. ' ;; ' . '.'V ' ' " i
nrnmlnfintlv named Will receive tho UCTOO-
. y . , ...
nomination at JNew xoik, ana mat
From tho LaCroueo Weekly Democrat, July 6.
is reported that Montgomery Blair
that none of tho candidates now
party can only ba united by bringing
lorwam a new ii.uu. jMAwnyo.
Such stuff as the abovo is moro than
Democratic nature can bear. To have ono
that febtilent Blaib family talking
oracularly about tho affairs of Uio
Democratic party is tho most impudent
thing of the day.
What have the Blairs In common with
Democratic party ? . . t , . ,
They all contributed, to tho extent ot
the modesty to claim the nomination
their ability, to widen the gulf and incrcaso
bitterness between the North and the
South, which led to tho lato tremendous
convulsions, r '- ; 1 ". -. -, -. : . '
iT ' ' ' ' s -
It is this Blair family, whoso history is
thus truthfully sketched, which now claims
position and a voico in the Democratic
party, and even assumes to dictate its
nomination r the presidency, in met, a
one of its own members tho butcher
St. Louis tho nico young gentleman
who was so adroitly balanced between the
Speakership and a Brigadier-Generalship,
and to whom Lincoln so kindly tossed
lattcf wlten tho former was not to bo
lias tho Democratic party fallen so low
to be used by such creatures? Is it so
craven as to allow such fellows to say
what it shall do or what it shall not do?
. t v i ". ' . . i ; ,
They Learn Nothing.
Foun years ago people were greatly
iimnanil Vtv fimline- the Democratic plat
form which declared the war, 4, failure,
and dcmanded an hiunediato oessatie
uostiUtie-prlniod i in many of; tjo
conntrv papers on the same' nuWrtB)
reports or Uio capture of Atlanta by Sher-
The year before that, Mr. Seymour, of
this State, distinguished himself by a dol-
orous Fourth of July oration in Mils city,
wnicu ue warneu ma ueurem wji. nu
CUU.U 111 'I. BUU1U W 1J vw " J
longer, that we could never Deal tue rcueui,
But whilo ho was speaJrtng Vickshurgwas
surrendered to Grant, and Lee was bgi-1
nlnor tnflv from Meade at Gettysburg ; and
Seymour's speech was accompanied in Uie
next day'o papers with glossmost unwel-1
come to kirn and those, who thought with
A number of experiences of this kind
ought to have warned tho Democratic
... ..... 1 rou..i-
loaders not to attempt propuecy. iuc
strength dot. not lio in that direction
07enUi appear . anw sgatnsi tujiu.
It would be dilfici It to unagtuo' anything
more inappropriate than uenerai cuer-
ian capture 01 Atlanta just aiier vuo
Democrat tipnyenuoa nd sousmaiy
clared thff war a failure, and demanded
immediate cessation of hostilities. But
J,he circumstances under which tho Demo
cratic psmqnit appeio fyvi".
not moro lortunaio.
The platform denounces the rreedmau
rtureau and demands lis abolition ; but
Congress had already paused au act dis-
Continuing the Bureau, which became
law yesterday; and Ueueral Howardgives
nolteo u tno saints papers m.wuica
Democratic platform U printed, tuat
Bureau has ceased in South Carolina, and
Unit he is rapidly winding np its affairs
the other States. ' . . .
We read in the pUtrorm a demand
the Immediate restoration of all the States
aud tumina from thU passago to another
cXmn of the paper; read lhat while
are restored but fourSouth Carolina, Vir-
ginia, Miasbmlppl and Texas, South CaroUna
ha just adopted the amendment, and
doubtless be 1 represented in Congress with-
la Uie week. But we read alao In Uie plat-
that the acts of reconstruction are
"void," jvWt woaua lb a .Mia Democrat
they succeed, win at once UCMmy nu
has been dono, and put us back again
18(15. This is a promise w hich will
hardly delight a pcoplowno navo grown
of U10 long reconstruction squabble.
ro-open thia question now settled in
but three States, wonld lie a calamity
tho country Imt that is what tho plat
form fact,"
threatens. X. V. 2Vt
m m
, From the New Yotk Tribune.
' (.Vn. t. S. (Vm' Isttertif .oivfi(r.
i.ni bow ne.ee t" l.tho err of the million.
Who fought for the .tarry Romnu'd ntf of tho
riiiiu nraver of the h.-rn. Ih'e oni of civilian.
That roll, from tho mountuiua fur down to tho
'-eea. . ,
n.tti,in thai rorkpd In the temno.t and eloom
And drifted in doubt to be wrecked on the
atorm'haa outlived, and tho thnudera that
Aik voice, that prophosy tompoat no more,
Iet n.ha-e peace 1" la tha alph of tho lowly
That walk In the vale where the cyprow I. een,
,'ho mourn their dopnrted with tendorne.. holy.
And kneel where the grave, nro porcnnliilly
lrrni.n '
Aud when the " Vuknown," In tholr tllcnco ro
Thn f.mt nf thn BtitrnlrtflrV nttftfI11? the POfU
nf Immionv round then, are keeping
While martyr of freedom have gone to their
Ia n have Tence !" Iho cvnnitol of I.nhor,
wiw.m t,,n..r. iinnlorhiL'lv lift no their htind. :
tiol wine eir tho .twins from tho dentil-dealing
And bnl'ld the bright altar of hopo. for .nil
' lnndii; ,
Lot radiant from darkneaatlio templo In Clory
Throws wide, to Hie world ll.o broad aisles of the
fane : , .
And freemen cliall toll, aa they nttor tho fory,
And children repeat to the agoe ajjalu.
1 al nm h.m .... n 1-1, t" u the rhorita apeendlnir
From hamlcta that lie 'mid Iho plue-covered
bill". , , , ,,
And like a glad anthem in nnlnon blending.
Floats on till the plain with lla melody thrills;
And rtvorx that roll to Iho land of the West,
And prairies that wnko to tho hymn of Iho Tree,
unih ntiiiimi nf freemen Itmtlorlnir for rest.
Swell imalms of reioiclnn while bending tho
Let us have IVaco I" from tho war'i wild com
n fit I (ill .
The trumpet's alarms, and tho crash of Iho fluid
Anrl Lit the new Illi'S. llku IhO billows of OCBtin.
Roll over tho land where the hero has kneeled ;
The smoke of the battle hae swept from the sky.
The thunders have ceased, and the bugle's wild
The chains 'have been riven 1 nnd loud from on
Tho reveille calls to tho love of tho Past I
In a holv thanksi-lviuLr.
, in the nnme of the Lo.tnl
Tim lli.ro.volre cries
For the enko of the dead! for tho eako of tho
living I
Turn spears Intoprunlng-hooka to plowshares
the sword I ... ... .,
And out of the dniknctw shall como forth tho
Of Glory's bright sun whero Iho focmon uavo
And Freedom thall teach, with a truth all-redeem-That"ftACK
with oca BnoTiisn'tft Tba'ck With
New Yoiik, Juno 7, T80S.'
Seymour as C├Žsar.
From " Julius Cnjsar," Act I, Scene II.
Oaeca Way Uiore was a crown offeree,
him, and, being offered him, ho put it by
with the back of his hand, thus ; and then
tho pcoplo fell a-shouting,
Hrutus What was the second noise for T
i ' Tin. e... , 1. ., tr.n
C'(MM-They shouted tlirico. . What
was tho last cry for
Cascn Why, for that, too.
tlirico f
Drutus Was tho crown offered him
i folded Av. marry, was't, and ho put it
by thilpo, wy pmlltr than othtr ;
aud nt every putting by mino honest
neighbors shouted. , i- .
Vasnus Who offered him the crown ?
Cacth Why, Antony, i ' ;'
Brutus Tell us the manner of it, gentle
Cascal can as well be hanged es tell
tho manner of it; it xeasmerdu fooler y ; I
did not mark it. I saw Mark Antony offer
him a crown ; yet it was not a crown
neither ; 'twas ono of these coronets ; and,
as I told you, he put it by once ; but for
all that, to my thinking, lie would fain
have haa U. men no ouercu n to uuu
again ; but, to my thinking, he teae very
loth to lav hi Unneri off it. And then ho
offered it the third time; to put it tho
third time by ; and still, as he refused it,
tho rabblemen shouted, and clapped their
chapped hands, and threw up their sweaty
night-caps, and uttered such, a deal of
stinking breath, because . Ciesar had re
fused the crown, and that it had almost
for no swooneu, ana ion
i. i t r ...,,. v .
down at it AnU for mlne own par i
durst not laugh, for fear of opening mino
I : A ..' - l,n 1tnt i f ' 1
lins and receiving the bad air.
. . , . n t . 1 HM. ., I t
(,'auitll lsui, son, j. pray you i n uui (
did Ca'sar swoon T
Canea lie fell down in tho maritei
placo, and foamed at mouth, and wag
Mrutus 'Tis very like lit hath tlie full
inn rickneha.
I Cum us No, Cwsar hath it not ; but you
and I, and honest Casca, we have the fall-1
li.tr sickness:- I ' ' I ' . i . I l
tasca 1 Know not wuut you mean vy
that ; but I am sure, Ciesar tell down. If
Uie tagrag people did not clan him, and
hiss him, according as ho pleased, and
displeased them, as they used to do tho
players Jn.tno theatre, i am no true man.
The Two Platforms.
Tm noint of nursnlcnitr the Republican
ptullbrm has greatly tho advantage of that
tormcd Dy its opponents, its uocmnmuua
upon each of tho questions in issue are
clear in language and in method;
whereas it is necessary to place together
I Wftny scattered phrases before ono can bo
I Hra 0f having haiord his eyes all that th
ixmocratic Convention has said upon a
I oWn snl.wt On illustration -of this is
fn 4 k8W York World's patchwork of
tha ttleclarationfl ol mo democracy
.financial topics. Then, again, the platform,
after making eight J' demands," proceeds
to " arraign the Radical partyi" but in the
1 gamo saitigrapn pays a nypocruicai
patlOUai, pVJIAHUiO p....-.
i duciurcj in favor of the pro-em ption nuu
I ty-nmBtoAd laws, .whioh, wcro paased by
Republican Congresse3, and slgued by a
I i(,,i.i;,n President, alter UleV had been
I vctod by a Democratic President, and
wni.il are for the first time, announced to
Kn iii iniwriitio measures. The Jtepublican
Convention did not allude to theni, as it
did not allude to tho abolition of slavery
and Uie overthrow of tho dogma of States'
Bights, because It believed all three to bo
permanently selUed, and settled npon
ngbt principles.
TliH Ueni.hliean PI
nn it tiinti'itrm with dead Issues, as tho
, - . . , tu.....
1 li.titnprii-r llATf. tltjue. ' Attuiuw iiiwuwu
U arroigiwd bWft ,th,o, jwoplp . Aes . as
a n,lp..w .r.wti.Hon than as a representative
Democrat, and tho praises bestowed uptm
him in the Tammany platform proves tho
.r..Ain.L.u nt Dint fLtu-iiinotlon. proves that
UI'll.lllV..MV, . ' .
the elect ion or Seymour would bu a con
tinuance of thj Johnson dynasty. But
he Republican, party did not lumber
they do not arraign thu Democracy lor
Ita crimes of COmilllShion or of onilijMOU
a I previous to tho w ar or during it, bocause
I they are willing to leave to history the
tuo. nuty ot uuryui ui puuji.s V 1
the having thoiiibelve work enough to doiu
the present and for tho future, .
in , But the Democracy, -whilo not daring
. v say in their platform what their
for candidate for the Vice Presidency said
; the letter which Ke h..u M.iu u
tion, not daru.o ta thnateu the) natnui
all with another civ. war. mW'K.
silet.ee, the ailmisslon of the btati s, lately
iu rebellion, to representation In Congress
will upon the terms and conditions ot
Ueconstruction acts, yet take tho pains
to denounce this great " actomplkhtd
and beat the air with Uio Impotent
malice of words that uo not Mgntiy a pol
or a purpose, fcso, too, the nomocracy
to please yet again tneir "wntnrrn
hrethron "-gt back four years to awail
men who prosecuted the war to a suc
cessful termination, and, with only a little
anachronism, protest against tho suo
ordination of the civil to tho military
authority In the Southern 8tato now
happily done away with almost every
where and demand the reduction of Mie
standing army which hns been reduced
General Grant and Is likely soon to be
a ...... . . . I I .11.! .
rcuiKvci ami iurtner aim tne aooiiuon oi
Frccdincn's llurean. which Is already
removed from several States and Is stxni
bo abolished iu all.
On several points it is gratifying to per
ceive that tho two platforms are as one,
Democracy having followed In the
footsteps of tho Hepubllcnns. Doth de
mand that tho uovornmcnt DC atimmistoreu
with economy and honeRty, and that the
taxes bo equalized and reduced ; and the
Uemocraiiu piattorm also judiciously sug
gest a " simplification of Uio system and
discontinuance of inquisitorial modes of
assessing and collecting the Internal reve
nue." Both claim for the naturalized citi
zen equal rights and protection with the
native citizen, and tho Republican Con
vention also extends Its hands to "op
pressed people, struggling for tholr rights"
and urges the encouragement of foreign
immigration. Tho Democracy threw a
few words to tho soldiers and sailors In a
sentence that looks liko an afterthought ;
but tho Republicans in their 10th resolu
tion earnestly express tho thanks of the
country to its gallant defenders aud
declare that tho bounties and pensions to
which they and theirs aro entitled aro
obligations novor to be forgotten."
We havo already commented upon the
positions of tho two parties on financial
questions. The Republican platform un
equivocally pronounces against repudia
tion in every form, declares that the
national debt must bo paid according to
the letter and spirit of tho laws under
which it was contracted ; that it should
extended over a fair period for redemp
tion and tho rate of interest upon it re
duced, whenever that can honestly bo
rinnnt nnd thnt thn liest wav to diminish
our burden of debt is to lmprovo our
credit. Tho Democratic platform Is con
strued by tho accredited organ of the
party ono-way In Chicago and tho oppo
site way in licw York. It would proba
bly receive, au interpretation consistent
with the national honor from Seymour as
President : but Blair, in tho event of his
succession, would be likely to adopt Uio
Pendleton construction.
On o uost ions connected with tho restor.
ation of the rebel Suites to their practical
relations with tho Union, tho Democracy
demand :
' I. immediate restoration of all tho States to
their rights in tha I'nlou, nuder tne l ousiiiuuou,
nit nt civil iroverniiieiit to Iho American itoonle.
". Amnealy for all past political offences and
tne regulation oi tne elective iraucuini iu uio
Slates by their citizens."
Tho first demand is already complied
with, except in three States, whoso return
to tho Union is retarded by their own
fault. Tho first part of tho second do
mand has already been very generally
rrrnntcd. and tho second part is tho enun
ciation of n principle tho Justice of which
tho Republican Convention acknowledged
in its application to tho loyal States, but
which tho necessities of tho case reciulred
thorn, as tho constitutional nuthority given
by the result of tho war enabled them, to
set aside in the rcoci atatcs. ine ncpuu
lican platform, on the other hand, adopt!
the policy which is rapidly bringing back
the truant ntatos, anu welcomes tneir in
habitants, black and white .into " tho com
nninlon of the loyal people." Clncayo
t .u
Death of the Democratic Party.
I of a party.
I rI' 1 . .in n n
Tub lives of political parties aro not
limited by divine command, as aro those of
individuals. Nevertheless, it always uap
nens that when they have accomplished
their career, or have becomo corrupt by
long possession of power, they die, and
givo place to purer ana moro vigorous or.
Sometimes parties commit such great
crimes that tuo common justice oi man
kind will not permit them to survive,
They are sent off like condemned criminals
to a death irom wnicn mere is no reprieve.
The Tories of tho RovoluUon generally
left the country at the close of tho war
which they constantly opposed, inoso
who remained had neither numbers nor
courage sufficient to form even the nucleus
Those political parties which havo op
posed the wars waged by tho nation havo
invariably come to a speedy death. The
old Federal party disappeared soon after
tho successful issue of our second war
with Great Britain. The Whig party did
not long survive the close of the Mexican
wnr. widt h it had ODcloscd. It was. indeed,
galvanized with a temporary semblance of
life by the election ot the hero of Buena
e responsibility of the rebellion.
Vista, whom it had tho shrewdness to
None of these dead parties of the past
ever committed tho crime of treason
against the country. The policy of waging
tho wars which they opposed was an open
question, and one on which parties might
honestly and patriotically differ.
Those who fought against tho nation in
our late civil war were traitors; and those
in tho North who aided and abetted them
were partakers in their guilt. The rebels
of the South and the Copperhoada in the
North belonged to tho Democratic party,
and still propose to bear the name. If
any of the reliols were known by any
other political namo before the war, they
turned up at its close most zealous "Dem
ocrats." Upon Uie Democratic party, then, rests
guilt is theirs, and they tune tno oonsc-
(.uences of its defeat,
aji history, all analogy, all reason, and
ttn justice now say that the Democratic
l onrfw must ate. Tue uew 01 ueniu w uvu
I U ) U i U W , U1U UlUllbUl HVIUIU UUW fa .1"
No political trickery can save it, no art
ean give it a longer lcaso of lifo. Could
it have obtained as its candidate some suc
cessful General of the war with whoeo
name and services it could have caused
the pcoplo ,for tho moment to lorget its
damning record, there is a possibility that
it might have a sickly existence four years
longer. This, however, it had neither
ability nor wisdom to do. and now it must
prepare for the supreme agony, and short
wui lie its snrut.
1 la a nurvitl ft fliA limfO. Ami Ik. Mirloki.
t of i,UIJ,an naiUro that this party should
havo tho remotest hope to hvo. It Is said,
however, that criminals on tho scaffold
buva siuntitinics had hones of an extension
of lite until the very door wit dropped
which launched them into eternity. Tho
Democratic party pretends to stand on 0
lAatform, but it is really pinioned upon a
siuffold. Its hands are tied, its eyes are
l... ...1., ...t 1 1 a l.ict cmA.h lorn linn fuiitl. It
I rymjjyjj now but for Uie people to soy Uie
I .,,,1 ,,, inii'.lr rriniiliul will '.m
1 iaun,.ueli U)to non-existence. So may it be
I juhwrn (if. Y.) Daily Ntvs.
A oitv ooona house in Boston, having
trctiucntly . missed valuable goods from
their stix-il. determined to set a close
watch utiott their customers, one day, and
It was the detection of four
women in the act of stealing. Two of
Ihem weie elegantly dressed, and proved
1.1 l a mothur and daughter, named
llnllliL livinir in Charlestown. A search
of Uieir premise discovered four trunk
full of costly goods, all supposed to be
stolen from various acaicrs.
Nw YoK, (nt a cheep boardln I
house) July I be 4, ).. I
I lied Vnowd Just wat I hed to go
with, I never wood flggered for tho
poslshen I now okkepy. lied I knowd
troubles w Ich was to beset me, the
might havo gone onrcprcsented,
the Dcmocrisy inite hev notuinatid a
candidate without my help. I am at a
boardin house, wich is aalubrnsly
sltovatod on an alley, the landlady beln
uv tho anshent Kings uv Ireland, wich
name Is O'Shaughncssy. I cmxlcnt
rooms at the Aster, nor the St. Nicho
las, es 1 coodent git a clerk to look at mo
an hour, aud when I did succeed in
the allenahun uv ono, he Hew into
pashen and ordered me to move on, with
onieeini rcmara mat no ncti no room
sick I And that Insult mite be added
Injoory, tho unfeclln woman who pre
over tno mananen i innatin, peremp
torily refoozed to rcsecve me ontll I paid
advance. I tried several places, but es
hedn't no baggage, the prevallln oplnyun
seemed to bo tliat advance payment wood
better, and I wu forst to return to her.
My advenchers on the route woro noo-
merotis, u not pleasant.
At somo pint In Ingiany, wher wo
changed cars. I found the trane wo hed to
lull uv delegates, in loomn arounu
a sect I disklvcrcd but one lhat hatln t
in it, ami that one hod in il a disgust in
nigger, who hed tho linpoodonco to be
drest, and hed a carpet sack beside
Mv Dcnukratio blood rl to wiinst
elln that in a car llllod with Demekratic
delegates, anything I shood do to a nigger
bo sale, 1 sluwkt prouuiy up to uu
holdin my nose.
I ..w.i I" e.ui i Hmni n annul "
1111IU AJV1M I mivt A, i. uv..
Good Lord !" ckocd tho delegates wich'
on at that sUihIicii, "wat a terrible
Mv gentle Afrlkin frond " said I, scezm
by tho collar, " 1 regret tho necessity
savin disagreeable things, and still
nt tioin em, out tno tact is your uu
nudenco in gettln into a car uv wliito gen
with the disgustbi odor iiisciiara-
from any part of tho Alrikin ra, is
rather too much. And moro especially do
wonder at your koepln your sect, whilo
and theso other wliito gentlemen nro
stjimlin ."
" Out w Ih tho nigger 1 yelled Uie lately
arrived delegates, "hiiBtlo Uio stinkin
.Merciful JJVlfbtaW
litle zeal would bo safe, es niggers can't
vote, I knocked his hat out of tho winder
followed up that demonstrashon with
serious attempt at liflln him out of tho
I wood hev succeoded, but tho nig
ger resisted, and resisted vigorously, to
UO Knocat turco oi my ironv urem
down my throto, pulled out what littlo
thero wu. leu uv uio uaro uiut naugs in
scant v festoons about mv venrable
tcmpluR, and bluckt both my eyes. I wu
lvln on mv l.acK in tne passage, some-
wlutl astonisnt, tuo nigger a aumuiii over
inc. with his boot-heel raised over my
face, when some gentlemen camo in jroiu
another car and restrained mm.
Air W mm." sod thev. " let him Un.
lie's poor white trash, aud not worth
woslin vour indignashen onto. Let him
un. Mr. Williams, lot him up."
Sirs." sod I. rising to mv foct. trcmu
Ions with riurc. " Is this the treatment I am
to rxnect all the way to Noo York? Ami
bo pounded to jelly by a nigger a
stinkin nigger, sirs, whoso odor even now
miikes the car onlenable to gontlomen uv
refined sensibilities and to hear tho nig
addrest es Mlstor' alter that, insUd
uv beln tored to pieces by tho infuriated
spectators t Oh, shame, whero is thy
blush y"
" You mlzablo cuts," scd ono uv theso
gentlemen, " apologise to wunst to this
gentleman for yoor Insultin roodnis, or
w'll chuck voo out uv tho cars. Apolo
gise, sir, to Mr. Josef Williams, Ddegtite at
Larmfor Uie State tr Tennessee!"
I almost fainted. . This nigger, then, wux
delegate I He waa a reglor delegate,
armed and cnulnned with regier creticn
Bhuls to a Democratic Nashnel Convcn
tlon, Biid I hev been guilty in my zcel
aasultin uv him I Gladly I apologyzcd, and
further, I humbly begged permission to sit
besido him wich he acoordid with a gra
ciousuls I never saw ekalled. :
It wuz natonishin tho chango that crept
over Inleanev dcleiratca Thev crowded
around us and shook him by tho hand
they didn't Bmell any odor at au any moro
on the. contrary they seemed to like him.
They addrest lllm ei Mister," and sevral
uv em iu introdncin him to their friends
uv em in introdncin nun to tneir inenim
wat a dllierenco it makes with a nigger
hev a vote, and also how he votes .lied
that Williams heen infected with Ablishn
ism, I make no doubt that the stench wicn
I reely fancied 1 smell when 1 lust untier
took to Ruiiiucato him. wood hev conlin
vnoeti to tnu end oi tne h id. au uiueu
times it wuz observed that slave niggers
didn't smell it wuz only the frco ones.
Is a settled fact now that Dimekratic nig
gers aro inodorous I I might have known,
however. Utat the nigger wuz a tree nig
ger, by the way he pitched into uio. No
uigger in tno siato nv servnuuo mjuuom
hev did such a thing. That much they
owe to the war, any how.
. My principal oimcK in going to noo
York wuz to do what I cood toward so-
coorin tho nouiiiiasliun uv Jethro
Krippins. I found Uio delegates badly
tore up. The oiler made tor votes wuz
ridiculously low that there wua
disgust manifested. Tho tronble wuz
the market was ovcrstockt lied the Con-
vcnshlon been pretty ckally divided, and
the balanco of power held by a few clost
mouthed souls, thoy cood liave mado
good thing uv it. But where a wholo
Convenshen is in the markit, and all their
iuilooenshul friends, no candidate kin
ford to buv. I withdrew Mr. Knpoin
wunst, for cz ho hez but a small farm,
that mortgaged to a grosery keeper,
delegates approcht laft me to skoriu
1 wuz on the fjommlltce on itesoiusoens,
or ruthcr wuz in Uio room ez a sort uv
visory committee while the resolooshens
wua bein draftid. Gen. Porrst, nv Ten
nessee, wuz pertiklerly anxhtis that a reso
looshen shood bo adopted denouncin
Uadicals. who wua. wilh unholy hands,
strivin to destroy the best Government
sun ever shono upon, and ono tue ucssrnc
tion of wich wood bo a calamity wich
born miliums would shed tccrs over.
desired a rusoloobhcn plcdgia the Dnuoo-
riey to stand by tho old biars and btripcs,
w ich flag had braved a thousand
and wuz synnnomous, et settry.
Wooley, Mr. Cobb (Mrs. Cobb's husband),
aud Perry Fuller, particularly desired
rvsuiiMMheu demaudin tho luruin out
ollls uv currupt men. that the Government
uiitu be a.1 ministered wun suiuiu iiko
purity which distinguuhed it door in
admiuislrashen uv the lata lameutid
at the meiuihun uv whose
ererv delegate present held a handkercher
to his eyes for five consecutive uiiuitu,
tho a grate grcef hod fallen onto him.
Yaliandygiiiu lnsistid that a plank
inserted wit h recognir.ed nigger suffrage,
but tint wuz withheld until it cood
definitely ascertained whether Mississippi
wuz reely carried by nigger votes or
Kf a maioritv uv the niggers did reely
the Demokratic ticket, it wuz desided
they shood be recognized es our ckals
not, we d see em u u iuhu
-l... i f .ItiAtla (MiniiA ytiwt nsrutcinllv
I yuifor a rceolooiihua tlfnounsln in tho
vcrert terms them onprlnctpletl, fnnallkal
Radikcls, who Tor years nail lcn ibixmm"
subvert tho Government, by Intcnerin
with tho pursuits and property nv chit-"",
also plcdgln the convention to that
wise conservatism without wich there
cood be no permanence In our Govern
ment. I dropt luto the Hollers' and Sailers Con
venshen, but I didn't stay long. Them
whoso noses wnzn't red all wanted to do
either President or cabinet offlscrs! and
the balance nv 'cm, the least est sea the
better. My sole imlignatcd c. I saw seatod
among em tho very sutler who rcfooej
credit when I wua scrvln es a urafted
man in 1803 ; and also a claim agent who
10 nv me on the promise uv cettin
bounty, wich, when ho got it, no ab
sorbed in fees, cos la, and commission.
There wur, uv coorsc, somo troo men. , ,
There wu soljers thero wich resigned
early in the war on aKkount nv lis iw
a a Aimsiiiu war, anu oiucrs u
leftlKcoz Llnkln wum't rapid ennff in
maklu nv em Major-Ooncrals. There .
wur no limit to thcr speckln. Every wnn
hed tho speech which ho delivered at thn
Cleveland Convcushen in carefully
preserved, and they all Insisted on delivcrn
em, wich es I left they were doin, all to
themselves. Kf they ken Stan it I am
willln. We are poln to hev a BoMiors'
Convenshen In Richmond to ratify tho
nomlnashcns, wich will amount to sutnin.
We shell hev Forrest there, and Borcgard
Brockcnrldgo, and tlicr speecnes wui
counU Wo will hev the Hags UT tho two
governments entwined, and we will iiov
tho moosic nv both seckshens plavcU.
Such a convenshen will amount to sutailn.
Wat the platform will be, or who tno
candidates will be, the Lord only knows.
am prepared for anythin, and so aro au
Uio delegates, r.l li s rcnaicion, on re
poodiaslion platform, well and good cf it's
Seymour, on a naslional bank platform,
Itist es good. I shood bo happy to soo
Breckinridgo Uio choice nv the party, and
delighted cf Hancock should bo chosen.
kin hurrah lor Uhase, and wun eaai vig
gor kin swing my hat for Vallandigmn,
ana l ttad an tno delegates simeriynuuciuu.
The post-oltloo is the lean klne wich swal-
lers up all the others. e are wuun j
sink evcrythin In post ollls. That my sin
cerity may not be doubted, let it bo re
membered that I hev rid with tho nigger
from Ingeany to Noo York ; hev been
whaled by ono and hev felt good over it,
hev bin hurrahin for an old lino Abolishnist,
and swearin Uio while. I liked it. Kf any
other evidence uv tlexlbility Is needed, 1
feel ckal to tho task. Politically, 1 am
ckal to all emergencies.
(Wich is Postmaster.)
Important Letter from Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher.
To the Editors of the Boston Advertiser :
I LKT Brooklyn on Monday, July 0,
but not before tho World had published
that I had, on Sunday morning, in a poli
tical sermon, como out for Chase for Mio
Presidency, and against Grant ; and I have
scon tho story every day racing through
the papers. There is not a word of truth
In it. The sermon was not political, and
it mado no allusion cither to Grant or
Chase. Tho application .of somo of its
paragraphs, in eithor direction, was tho
work of tho reporter of t'uo World, noi
I have never been a Chase man, 1 navo ,
for voars. as a leader in public affairs
11 hll
worth '
in gold. Whilo tho New York IiuUpemlent
was lauding him as a demigod, and Uio i
New York Tribune was using his namo to
obscure tho prospects of Grant, I heartily
and openly disagreed with both ot them.
tor 1 thoroughly nacd urant anu morouKu
ly distrusted Chase. He is a splondid man
to look upon, but a poor man to lean upon.
Ambition lilts some men towaras tuinga .,
noblo and good; makes them large and
generous. Other men's ambition blurs tho
sharp lines anu distinctions oetween rinm
and wrong, and leaves them, in the eager
ness Ot over-selllsn desires, to uecouie a
prey of bad men. I havo for years felt
that Mr. Uliase s amouion was cuusuiuiug
the better elements of his nature.
I have liked Grant from tho first, bond,
unpretontious, straightforward, apt to suc
coed, and not spoilod by success, wiso in
discerning mon, skillful In using them,
with Uio raro gut iwnicu uosumgion nau
in an eminent degree) of getting wisdom
from other men's counciib i connueiuiy
anticipate that, great as his military suc
cess has been, he win ncrcaiicr do unown
more favorably for the wisdom of his civil
administration. .
The seven-fold humiliations and recan
tations through which Chaso was required
to go for a Democratic nomlnaUon, only
to see the smiling Seymour looking be
nignly down upon liis lost estate, has no
parallel except in tho immortal history of
Jieineke Fuchs, There will now bo no
third candidato between Grant and Sey
mour. It will be a fair tight between rug-
and plausible craft.
Boston, July 8, 1868.
Benefits of a Large Family.
without a long stop, or to have to pros
tome shirking little sister, with her
tended apron. Intoi J
A i.AnoE family is a hoBt In itself. Its
mombers aro never dependent for amuse- .:
incnts upon strangers. 1 hey aro always ;
numerous enougn to do aoie n organize .
their own games. Winter or summer, it is '
tho same. What can bo more miserable
Mian for two lads to have to ploy cricket!., '
long stop, or to nave to press ,
hna -
"IT?" "'""7 ; IV,.' ", ; , nmAn 177
to e mis by a flood rftoan on toe part of tho ;
"y lnT. nnT'rtienT; of girisTand -
there can never be any lack of fun mas- .
culine fun and feminine fuu astir. They
quarrel, it will bo said. Of course they do ;
and herein lies another tremendous ad van- - t
tago of a large family against a small one.
Their interests are so many, and from mo
ment to moment so various, that they are . '
everlastingly clashing. What betterpro
paration could there be for lifer They!
thrash and are thrashed, snub and aro ,. .
snubbed, contradict nud aro contradicted, .
.1. 1.1 : 1 J
UU it gets thoroughly impressed .on tho
mind of each one, early la existence, that
ho Is not the only individual in the world ,
before whom everything must bow and
give way. The domestic circio becomes '
Uiusa miniature publio school, In which '
all Its advantages are acquired. n
The Seymour Banner.
An luaocent Ohio delegate Inquired, '-.
Thursday night, how it was, if Seymour's ;
nOUllUailOU TVIM tiiimvii mivin-v liii
finely executed porirui 01 tue unwuung .. .
candidate was ready lor tho banner ,.,1
paraded in the siroets wituin an nour auer .
Uie nomination. The Buckeye intUect, 11
bewililerod by tho astonisnuig tactics or
New York politicians, was not adequate'
to the explanation of this curious pheaom- '-
enon, and we aro unablo to givo it any . '
assistance iu Uiis cose. SomeUinesa siuall .
and apirently iiumaterial circumstauco
will fasten on a criminal conclusive, evi- ' i
denco of his guilt. In like mannux thus . :
insignificant banner, bearing tho unnun- (
takablo likenefs of tho otV declining St y- '
mour, and carried through tha street lru-r
mediately alter uia nomination, w 111 iuim i
i..i. 1k ,1 m ml, 11. nriuii iiiiik wm.n al w
Seymour's friends declared bim out of the"
field, they knew Uiat they were perp-
trating a fraud. jV. Y. iW, i
How to Read the Clouds.
kanau. name
KoFT LOOKlKO or delicate clouds foretell
tine weather, wiUi moderate or light brecz
es; hard edged, oily looking clouds, wiudt
dark, gloomy blue sxy i windy, but a
light, bright blue sky indicates tine,
weather. Generally tho softer clouds look
the less wind (but perhaps more rain) may
be ex pectud, and Uio. harder, more greasy, '
rolled, tutted or rugged, um suoner tnu
coming wiud will prove. Also & blight,"
yellow tky at sunset preeagea wlutl, a
tialo yellow, wetj uu a trei-uti.ii, uch iy
ooking color, wind and rain, Thu by
the prevalence of red, yellow or other
tiuls the coming aveather niuy be foretold
very uearly, indeed, U" aided by i.iotru
meuts, alnitml exactly. Suiull, linky look-;
ing clouds foretell ralu. Lirht scud clouds'
driving across heavy buvim- -Sow winl
and rain, but If sloue, may In Vu ute Vi ui l
only, bo saysaa excUauvjo.

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