Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, May 20, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated May 20, 1864 Page 1
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE rs rußMsnno EVERY FRTDAY MORNING BY B. F. MEYE. At the following terms, to wit: $1 7 5 per annum, if pa it' strictly in advance. $2.00 if with'n 6 months ; $2.50 if not paid within G months. subscription taken tor less than six months tE?~No piper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unices at the option of the publisher. It has been derided by tbe United Sc.ites Courts that the Btoppijje of a newspaper without the payment of arrearages, i prima facie evidence of fraud and as a criminal oflrnce. KF"The courts have decided that persons are ac countable for Ihe subscription price of newspapers, .f th'-y t> ..e them from the post office, whether they •libs.'tihe for tb'-rr, or not. }3iclesbt.:nai <fcurbs. JOSEPH W TATE, r:\ RH -:r AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. to- p'l' attend to collections and all busi • to his rare, in Bedford aud adjoining i i on judgments, notes, military and j.; jS 0 | T vru ' t< in Tatesville, and St. Jo •eph's, on B fltoni Railroad Kaimsand unimproved land, Irorii one acr. to 150 cies to suit purchasers. Office nearly opposite ti c "Mengel Hotel" and Bank of Reed & Schell. April 1, 1564 lv J R. DURBORROW, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Office one door South ol the "Mengel House." Will attend promptly to ail business entrusted to bis care in Bedford una adjoining counties. Having also been regularly licensed to prosecute claims again-t the Government., particular attention will be given to the collection of Military claims ol ail kinds; pensions, back nay, bounty .bounty oans, Sic. April I, 19(34. ESPY M- ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining coun ties. Military claims, back pay, bounty, &c., speedily collected. Office with Mann & Spang, on J-iiana streei., two doors South of the Mengel House. Jan. 22, '6l. U • II • AKEII S , ATTORNEY JIT LAW, Bedford, Pa. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care. Military claims speedily collected. Office on Juliana treet, opposite the po-t-office. Bedford, September 11, 1863. t. M. KIMMBLL. '• W. LIYGENFELTEK KIMMELL & LINGEWFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA tormed a partnership in the practice of the Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors Scutb of the "Mengel House." G-. H. SPANG-, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend to collections and all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining coun'ies. CyOffice on luhana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs. Tate. May 13, 1864. J 0 !I X F . REED, ATTORNEY A-r ■ House. Bedford, Avg, 1, IS6I. JOII X PALM ER , ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. rry Will promptly attend to all business entrus ted to his rare. Office on Street, (near ly opposite the Mengel House.) Bed lard, Aug. 1, 1861. A. H. fOFFROTII, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Somerset, Pa. Wilt hereafter practice regularly in the several . VJ '. of I:i lon i county. Business entrusted tc bis are will be faithfully attended to. Dcce-nbci 1861. J. £.IIABBQXMA, M. D. Having permanently located, re. pectfuily his prof-ssicnal services to the citizens ol Bei. ord and vicinity. _ . Cs"Office on Julianna stieet, opposite the bank one door north of John Palmer's office. Bedford. February 12, 1864. S \ M I F. L KE T T E R K A X , BEDFORD, PA., "Would hereby notify the citizens of dedfon 'hat he ba- moved ro the Boiougb ol bed ■ .ere he may at al, limes be found b" person .,-e. him, unless abseut upon businesi "to h" nffit e , i or . Aug. 1,1861. VCOB Rbcd, J. J. Scnu, REED *XR SOI ELL. BANKERS HI DEALERS IN EXCHANGE, BF.DFCRD, PFNN A. yy*l)RAl I S bougnt anil sold, collections mad. and money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. ST. CHARLES HOTF.L, COBNER OF U'OOD AND THIRD STREETS PITTSBURGH. P A HARRY SHIRLS PROPRIETOR. April 12, 1861. ~~ J. ALSIP km. Auctioneers & Commission BEDFORD, P A •' Respectfully solicit consignments of Boots am "Shoes, Drv Goods, Groceries, Clothing, untiall kind of Merchandise for AUCTION and PRI \AI L Sale REFERENCES. Pnn.ADEi.PHt/. BEDFORD, Philip Foid & Co., Hon. Job Mann, Boyd & Hough, Hon. W. T. Da ughert; Aimor Young it Bros., B. P. Meyers. January 1, 1861—tl. , WIRTMAX X EXIJEI-Ti n, (SUCCESSORS TO MICHAEL WABJILAS \ CO.) Tobacco s,ttff and Ijfijar MANUFACTORY, No. 313 NORTH THIRD STREET, Second door below Wood, PHILADELPHIA. J. W. WART .MAN. H. P. F.NGELMAA Marsh 23, IROL lOLIiVIE 50. NEW SERIES. Szl cll $) ott VM . THE WHITE SLAVE'S PETITION. BY RICHARD ROCKDALE. How long must the reign of Mammon Oppress the world with woe? How long must Ju-tice. blinded, Be led by the wicKed foe ? How long must we =it in the shadow Ot the world's great sorrow and wrong? How long must we dwell in bondage How :ong, dear Father, how long ? With patience ha'-p we waited The hour of freedom's birth Oi peace, and love, and justice, Through all the ends of earth ; But the night is growing darker, And hope hath ceased her song, How long ere the morning breaketh How long, dear Father, how long? Our heart? ire sad and weary. Our soul- are sick with fear; Awhile, id we quick!v perish. With ill our loved ones here ; lbe world is lost in darkness, Where fearful phantoms throng; How long must we wait his corning How 'ong, dear Father, how long"? 1 xcept tbt -e days be shortened, No human flesh car. live; The help that now is needed, Thou, only Thou, cans't give; The wicked are in our councils, And work the ends of wrong; llow long must we live and suffer How long, dear Father, how long ? We pray in the name of Justice, We pi ay in the name of Right, For the sake ol Love and Mercy, We ask for the boon of light; The fangs ot Mammon are fastened Alike on the weak and strong; And we sink in Death and Darkness— How long, dear Father, how long? From the Xew York Nation. THE TRUTH TOLD. Lincoln's Honesty and Capacity. • A Terrible P/dWjyric against Lincoln, by ' a 1' re rao nt Organ. We till recollect that worthy citizen of Ath ens who banished Aridities solely it an- !, noyed him to hear the epithet "the Just," con- 1 stantly coupled with his name. We have ail! been struck by this strange specimen of politi cal liberty, and by the lack ot judgment in the i application. It was not because tins undue no- ; toriety given to the name of a citizen of the re- ; l.i;<. inc tj/uffiTAlitPjj. that the worthy citizen of Greece banished At is- , tides. He would not even discuss the matter, the epithet annoyed him, and that was enough to ostracise ; ts unfortunate bearer. In this we .-ee an excess of liberty and a lack of political ; education. Now, we are annoyed and irritated at hear- I itig the words Abraham Lincoln and honesty al- | ways coupled together; but being more gener- > ous than the excellent Athenian citizen afore- \ said, we propose, before ostracising honest Abe ! from the White House, to consider Lis right to I the surname of i£ llonest." To call one man j , j honest out of a population of thirty millions, is 1 not so much of a compliment to him as a sar- j < casm upon all the rest. Let us look into his ' honesty and capability. After three years of patient silence we have a right, and it is more- J over our duty, Mr. Lincoln, to examine your acts and show them to the nation. You com- j menced by confiding the fate of our cause, the ! honor of our arms, and the lives of our sons to j men having no higher claim to such trust than a host of voters at their command—whose sup port you coveted —in order to advance the wel fare of the nation. We have allowed you to further your politi cal and personal interests, and to transform in to heroes men whose inefficiency have swallow- j ed up thousands of lives and millions of treas- j I ore. SJ that-you might be able to dazzle the eyes | j of the people with victories far more than real, j We have permitted vou to sacrifice tried patri- 1 ots, whose popularity alarmed you and whose | energy disappointed your calculations. We have allowed you to deceive the people; j we have let you transform disgraceful defeats into victoiies; and even we made no outcry when you were reduced to beg exoneration tor j acts which have eternally disgraced the honor of j our arms. You have been unable to foresee or forestall anything. What has become of the , nation's enthusiasm? What have you done with i the immense resources, unprecedented in histo ry, that the nation has lavishly given you? ! You are now appealing to conscription, and we will not enter into a discussion of the prin- j ciple itself but we will tell you that you should : have foreseen that the day must come when you would need these men, and that you were to ] blame in not calling for them when the people's enthusiasm was first aroused, when they certain l ly would not have been refused you. You are i to blame, inasmuch as through your incapacity • and personal schemes, the necessity for such an appeal has become a question of public safety. You are to blame for depriving us of the servi ces of men whose popularity stimulated that j enthusiasm. You have told the country that both the re bellion and slavery were dead; you have told the people that the forces of the rebels were re duced by desertion: and that they could not be recruited, fed, nor clothed; and yet you are forced to act upon the defensive, being threat ened at all points. When you have directed the action of our troops they have been uniformly unsuccessful; you have perpetually offered us the wretched spectacle of splendid resources and excellent chances of success sacrificed to incapacity. The only success which you came near attaining, but I the credit of which we intend to ta'te from you, \ is due to the incredible imaginativeness that you \ have displayed in describing facts. Changes of BEDFORD, PA., FRIDA i base, masterly retreats, and reconnoissans have succeeded each other with a rapidityf the greatest showman of modern times. 'lb immense variety of circumstances isonlycqui ,ed by the identity of the results. We have Sherman's reconnoissance. j Smith's reconnoissance. Thomas' reconnoissance. Kilpatrick's reconnoissanco. Custer's reconnoissance. Seymour's reconnoissance. Giimore's Charleston reconnoissance. The result is everywhere the same, ridiculot| and disastrous. The sole concession weed' make to your honesty is, that you have improjj ed upon the change of base in 18t>2; 3011 d<! stroy fewer soldiers and burn less of the ni j property. How is it, that after three years of incompi j ruble victories, according to Hallcck's facetioi! ! expression, "unprecedented in the military hii ! | tory of nations," you are still pondering hot! to preserve the national Capital and your basi ■ of operations? Is ;t a reward for such success, for tlie achiev* ment ot such results, that you now ask the mt tion to pass a vote of confidence and le-eleo you for another, and perhaps another term? In your inaugural address you gave a verj striking illustration of your peculiar honesty by ; pledging yourself, in accordance with the well known principles of the party which had elect ed you, not to serve another term : you said this in a manner which none of your supporters then understood; but your words were evidently de signed to bear a double meaning, so that, it you should find the sweets of otlice more enticing than )'ou possibly anticipated, 3 0U might change your purpose without seeming to violate youri promise. Candid poople will see in this a good deal more evidence of cunning than of honesty. lhe whole truth is this: 3 - ou are leading the nation quietly to its destruction by deceiving the'' people as to the dangers which threaten it. In the first part of the campaign of 18G2 you gain ed advantages which you were unnblo to utilize or even retain in 1303. * j You sacrificed the entire West for the cap- 1 ture of \ icksburg, and then you proclaim to the four winds that the Mississippi is free, while ; not a single steamboat can navigate it withouti being attacked or perhaps burned, and without every passenger having the fear of death or cap tivity before his eyes. To serve the ends of your cause, v'ou have made a hero out of a man upon whom you have j lavished ever3'thing, who had every obstacle re- ! moved from his path, and who was promptly j furnished with reinforcements and supplies, while t* v.— .j i~. COS at his command, the ground which his pre- j deccssor gained in spile of you by his own tal ents. You have offered us (he distressing spectacle of the sacrifice of merit to caprice and politi cal interests, and this in a republic, in the name and under the plea of popular sovereignty. And to cap the climax, we are obliged to hear definitions like this:—An unconditional loyal man is one who, although not satisfied with the measures taken by the government, approves them all and gives them his constant I I support. It seems almost incredible. Are we in Con stantinople, in St. Petersburg, in Home or in Paris? Are we the descendants of those proud Saxons who refused to succumb to any yoke, or the illegitimate of!springs of cardinals seek ing to secure fortune and greatness by a perpet ual worship? Arc we really the descendants of those disciples of Luther and Calvin, who, ra ther than subject their reason to an authority which they despised, preferred to expatriate themselves to those shores, where, through the agency of liberty, thoy founded our national greatness, which you are now striving to drown in a sea of cowardice and adulation, corruption ! and incompetency? Were our ancestors to visit the earth, they would certainly be surprised to i see that, eighty years after the revolution that , gave life and liberty to the nation, toe Lincoln i party could find no other definition ot loyalty ' than a blind submission to the decrees ot the 1 government. ! l>ut we have exercised this blind and mute submission during three years; during three years we have kept silent —and what was more , generous than silence? Some true radical patriots said not long since, j "We have lost confidence in Fremont. What has he said or done for a year past ?" i What could he do? What could he say? lie has done for you what Butler and Sigel have i done; what we all have done ; he has been char itable enough to keep silence, and that is moro than he should have done. In the face of so much incapability and corruption, patriotism I alone has kept us silent. Each time that a fresh defeat or a fresh concession to foreign powers brought an indignant exclamation to our lips, we restrained its utterance. And yet have much grief, and love, and admiration, accompanied each hecatomb of those unknown heroes, mar tyrs to their country, who have fallen through tlie incompetency and cold and insatiable am bition of the men whose mission it was to lsad our sons to victory, but who, being blinded by political considerations for their personal ad | vancement. led them only to a profitless death. And you have not displayed more talent or . energy abroad. Napoleon has trampled upon ! the rights of a friendly republic; he has inso . lently notified us of a blockade of the Mexican . coast, and thrown the Monroe doctrine in our j face. . : We ask, then, who is master now in Ameri ca, he who lays down the law, or he who sub -1 mits to the same? Is it Napoleon the 111, or the successor of Washington? : God alone, by bestowing upon the country t inexhaustible natural wealth, and that ardent , patriotism which Uiakoa every soldier a hero, i has saved the country from the ruin into which f vour selfishness would plunge it. This is the Freedom of and Opinion. ORNING, MAY 20, 1864. secret of the difference between your currency and tliat of the South. We have been imposed upon long enough.— The ruin which you have been unable to accom plish in four years, would certainly be fully con summated were you to remain in power four years longer. Your Military Governors and their Provost Marshals override the laws, and the echo of the armed heel rings forth as clear ly now in America as in France or Austria.— You have encroached upon our liberty without securing victory and we must have both. You have dishonored us abroad by shameless misrepresentations as to our true condition.— Places that we occupied in 1862 are now again in the hands of the rebels, and God knows whe ther your preparations for the approaching cam paign are adequate. Corruption has onteml into every department of your administration, rendering it a very Augean stable, which needs a Hercules as your successor. It is time for the light to shine forth and for the truth to fully appear, so that all sincere patriots, all men who look for nothing further than the advancement of their country and of liberty, may rally in one compact body around the great principle of liberalism, and iorui a liberal party really wor thy of the name. Such a man can only save the country. Away with nil the impostors who have inva ded the temple of liberty, and turned it into a vote market. Let there be an end to this ridic ulous farce of unconditional loyalty, which is only tit to secure the votes of those fools, who, instead of delving to the root of the matter, blindly believe all the interested falsehoods pub lished by journals that are paid to applaud and submit, whether right or wrong. Mr. Lincoln's honesty is of strange descrip tion. It consists in nearly ruining the country and in disregarding its interests in order to make sure of power for four years longer. To our eyes, the man who has deprived his country of the services of some of its best citizens, who has been uuable to make any better use of the incredible resources confided to liirn, and who, after agitating so many pubiie questions with out solving one of them, disregards his own ot ter incapacity, is, of all the citizens of the U. States the least honest and the most dangerous. Rut even if President Lincoln were the hon est man that his paid organs represent him to lie, how dangerous would his re-election prove to the liberties of the people, under existing cir cumstances, surrounded, as be is, with the mil itary influences that he has at bis back. Let us remember the teachings of history, and the instances of feigned or real imbecility, all of jnrhich have resulted in despotism. Sixtus V, school. The men who haVfe bad' to cnaurc Trent, elected them as unimportant individuals, whose election would give time for reflection and con sideration: it will soon be sixteen years that France lias reflected and pondered over her lost liberty. Fearing the unknown and shrinking from the perturbations incidental to change, they have had despotism and ruin, which are leading tlient inevitably to 1 lie most terrible ot ail the revolutions that history has hitherto re corded. THE ELECTION FARCE IN LOUiSIANA. Gen. James M. Ashley, of Ohio, is a mem ber of Congress who is very apt to say what lie thinks. He is an uncompromising Republican; but this circumstance docs not prevent him from having a most contemptuous opirdon of Air. Lincoln, and his demagogical trick for getting voters for his own re-election, by the farce of holding elections in rebel States, where we have only the most precarious footing for our armies, and where, the instant that they are withdrawn, the whole community are a unit in expressing their attachment to the rebel cause. Recently, in a speech delivered in Congress, Gen. Ashley made the following statement with reference to the late elections in Louisiana. He said: "The farce of an election was gone through with, and of course the men representing an organization whose loyalty never was question ed were defeated, it could not well have been otherwise. A military commander who announ ces that 'martial law is the fundamental law of the State,' and that all must vote, would not find it difficult to elect any one he may designate, especially when the aggregate vote did not ex ceed ten or eleven thousand, with three candidates in the field. Halm's whole vote in the State, as claimed by his friends, is only G, 171 —less than one fourth of my congressional district. "There are fifty-four parishes in the State, only twelve of which are under our control. Of the number who voted for Halm, I have been credibly informed that over 1,000 were em ployed in the quartermaster's department ; about 050 are policemen in the City of New Orleans; city laborers 1,100, and other city officers 100; some 1,600 were soldiers, claiming to be citizens oF Louisiana. The acting mayor of New Or leans was removed by Gen. Banks, and one ap pointed who could and would con.rol the votes and influence of the 550 policemen, city labor ers and city officers. YVith all the military power of the department to support llahn, with the votes of all the Government employees, the Louisiana soldiers and policemen, his entire vote in the twelve parishes is but 6,171, and yet this insignificant vote is paraded before the country, and unblushingly called the voice of the entire State of Louisiana, which, in 1860, gave a vote of over 50,000. llahn had hardly as many votes in the entire State as Mrs. General Beauregard had sympathizing rebel mourners in attendance upon her funeral in the city of New Orleans a day or two after this election." gS~A republican exchange says that 'Mr. Lin coln is a good enough President for the Republi can party.' That may be true, but at thejsame time lie is a very bad President for the 1 nited States. Indeed, he cannot with truth, be end ed a President at all—he is only the chief of a party , of a revolutionary, demagogueic, fanati cal ami unprincipled at that H IfOLC IVU.IIHER, 1048 HIGH GROUND OF THE DEMOCRACY ! THE RING OF THE TRUE METAL. Haar Hon. Samuel S. -Cox. In the course cf a running debate in the House, the other day, on the "conduct of I lie war," Air. Cox gave utterance to the following well-timed, and manly sentiments, which the Democracy of the whole country will applaud. We take pleasure in presenting it to our read ers : Air. Cox—Now, Mr. Chairman, I have said all that I intended to say of a personal charac ter. I have said it with good temper. I have not lost my good humor by the slang that has been hurled against me sinee I spoke before. I dislike personal controversy, and do not indulge in it except when attacked. There arc more important matters for our debates. lam more anxious to hold these gentlemen to account for their Abolitionism and its destructive tendencies, it is growing worse and worse daily. Where will it end ? We should hold that side of the House to an account for the slanders heaped upon the Deraocratc party —a proud party, of history and.of patriotism—a party which lias for seventy years kept the country together pros perously and peacefully. Their slanders against that, party in this House and elsewhere are pro ducing a reign of terror throughout the coun try and especially in the Northwest. l)o gen tlemen know the effect of their speeches against Democrats ? Are they aware of the fact that the partisan libels here uttered are circulated so as to produce the same ill-will in the North, be tween members of (lie two parties, which they produced between the section;.? If it go or. will it not have the same bloody catastrophe ? Do gentlemen observe the signs at home? When ever our furloughed soldiers come home they are filled with your slanders against the Demo crats, and, under the prompting of malignant cowards, they hunt. Democrats to their homes, drag them, as they have in my district, through tho streets, and compel them to take an oath whose sanction they have never sought to dis honor. True and loyal men have been thus treat ed through the West. Under the reign of law less mobs, printing offices are ritled and destroy ed, our people sliot, our meetings broken up, our property burned, and ever}- personal and polit ical right outraged. Thus hounded on by your infamous slanders upon the Democratic party, for self-protection, Democrats arc forced to threaten reprisals and retaliation as their only safety. What else can they do, when the law and its officer's are indifferent or powerless to wn) t.ham ftonyAt.'siilt- and degradation ? Hc sliali be held responsible for" all the consequen ces. The reaction will come by and by. Tndced it lias begun already. In the little town of Dock Island, the other day, after a mob had torn down a Democratic newspaper office there, an election was held in which a Democratic gain of one hundred and ninety votes was perceptible. A straw, but it shows which way the tempest will blow. I have been promptly and perhaps properly called to order for my personality in debate to day. Hut why hn<= "not the rule been applied to others, on the other side ? We are charged directly and indirectly, day by day, with dis lovallv and treason, but no Chairman calls to order'for that. The crime which includes all other crimes can be liurlcd upon us and wo must sit serenely placid to receive it! llow un like a seen" in the French Chamber of Depu ties, but a few weeks ago, where the opposition only number some twenty or thirty, but where a minority compelled decency and decorum to ward itself and from its adversaries. M. Itou lnnd, the Minister of State, in reply to M. Jules Favre, had charged tiie latter with "disloyalty," as arrogant members frequently charge it here. The moment the word was uttered the whole opposition rose to their feet and protested against it as unparliamentary. The Minister was for ced to retract. small opposition felt, as Al. Jules Favre said, "We are but a small num ber in this inclosure, but wo have behind us all France!" We, upon mis side, may yet be .taught to em ulate the courageous opposition in the trench Chambers, and thus save ourselves from indig nity. and our friends at home from insult. Day by dav here we have insults like tuose of the French Minister, with the permission of the Speaker, and without a suggestion that it is vi olation of parliamentary, law. Week after week the foulest imputations are heaped upon the Democratic members, charging them with disloyalty and treason, and we have no recourse except to hurl the slanders back from whence they came. Wc had it to-day from the gentle man on the other side. 1 need not say that such charges applied to the Democratic party and its Representatives are false, through anil through false. The members upon the other side know it. It is not only in violation of fair and orderly debate, to make such charges, but it is leprous with mendacity from top to toe I scorn"to defend the patriotism of our constit uencies.—There never was a truer body of men in any country. They love, as no word ot mine can express it, the Government as made by our fathers; they have never failed in gen uine and lenerous devotion to the whole coun try, and to all its institutions, local and Feder al; they number to-day a million and a halt ul men. At least that number voted the Demo iratic ticket, even in the late elections in tlu Northern States, when, too, wc failed to achieve success, and failed, sir, because of these very slanders proclaimed in this House and elsewhere, for which, I repeat, you shall be held responsi ble. They are a people who love law and or der ; hut if these fail, they will protect theii persons, homes, property, and lives at all haz ards. It makes my blood boil to read the ac counts we have from the West; such outiages as those committed in Greenville, Ohio, but tlu Batts of Sltorriising. One Square, three weeks or iese $1 25 O ie Square, each additions] insertion less than three month 30 3 MOUTHS. 6 MONTHS. 1 TIAR One square • . ... $3 50 $4 75 SBOO Two squares 500 700 10 '*o Three squares 650 000 15 00 4 Column 12 00 20 00 35 00 One Column 20 00 35 00 65 00 Adtninist rators' and Jixecotors' notices $"2 50, Au ditors'notices $1.50, if under 10 lines. $2.00 ii more than a square and less than 20 lines. Kstreys, $1.25, if but one head is advertised, 25 certs lor every additional bead. The space occupied by ten lines if this size of type roun tsone square. AM fractions of a square undet five lineswill be measured as a hall square and all over Ave lines as a 101 l square. Alllegcl advertisements willbe charged to the person Land ing them in. VOL. 7, NO 42. ! other day, when a Democratic press was de stroyed. and in Dayton, where a similar attempt was made, in Lancaster, in Northern Ohio, and other places, all done under the influence of slanders, uttered by men following, perhaps, the example of the precious member from lowa. Labor pays the Taxes. It :s truly said that the people of this coun try have not yet l>egnn to feet the effects of the taxation that is in store for them. The value of the real and personal estate in the Li nked Slat. 3 in 1860 was $17,000,000,000. — This aniont embraced the whole I riiou, North, South, East and West. It must be admitted that the amount ut this time is much less. Up on what there is left is to fall the enormous debt of $4,000,000,000. 'lTicref'ore, so much of the capital of the country is sunk—is worse than destroyed, because it is a burden, a dead weight upon what there is left for ali time to omc. The bonds issued by the United States are to draw interest, hut they are exempt /row taxation. The effect of this is tiiat the farmer and mechan ic must pay, while the capitalist w ho has ready cash to invest escapes taxation by investing his money in United States bonds. In this way this immense debt of $4,000,- 000,000 is withdrawn from the productive cap ital of the country, and becomes a burden upon the remainder. The question naturally arises, as to how far it is safe to carry such a system, and have we not reached the limit already ? The farmer and the mechanic pay die taxes, while the rich man, who has invested las capital in bor. Is, is exempt, and not obiiged to pay a cent. I'he rich are to grow richer, and the poor poor er, under such laboring men of the country.— Labor is taxed, while capital becomes privileged and escapes. It is therefore, for the interest of every farmer, every mclianic, every laboring man of small means, that the debt shall not be in creased. Already the Government Mortgage upon ev ery farm and every house and lot, is enormous, and every days's continuance of this reckless Administration increases it. So long as the Republican party continue in power, wc lmve no reason to expect to see an end to this strug gle.—Lancaster Intelligencer. Th.B Working Classes. The wrongs of the working classes are close y hidden under a veil of spurious prosperity. Because working men receive generally a little iiigher wages than formerly, it is said they nra prosperous and happy. But this is not so.— Look ai it in its true hght. Under the reign f Shoddy, a man may receive fifty per cent., gr'/ Let lliri anHtVßf V 1 ■ -—— "I now pay three times more than formerly for nearly every article of clothing for my fam ily, and double, or more, for coffee, tea, sugar, and all the other necessaries of life.—l find it growing every day more diffieult to make my income square off my outgoes, to say nothing of the impossibility of laying up anything against a rainy day." Such is that Abolition and Shoddy "prosper ity" Which is rung in the ears of our Working men when their votes are wanted to help shod dyites to fat contracts and demagogues to fat offices. The seeming prosperity is hollow ; it is a lie upon its face. It raises the wages of labor for a time, an l at the same time increases, to a much greater extent, the price of every article the laborer must buy for himself and family. In the meantime Shoddy gets well paid for its investments; Abolition parasites get rich offices and plenty of public plunder, and are merry and jubilant over the ruin of their coun try and the poverty and misery that have come and are coming upon its toiling millions. cvrThe new Lincoln campaign pamphlet en titled Miscegenation, pays the following very handsome compliment to our Yankee cousins: "The white race which settles in New Eng land will be unable to maintain its vitality as a blonde people. Tlicy need the intermingling of the rich tropic temperament of the negro to give warmth and fullness to their natures. They feel the yearning and do not know how to in terpret it." following touching lines were lately found in a barn within the lines of the army under General Butler; they are supposed to have been addressed to the General by some gift ed Ethiopic poetess: When lovely Dinah iets the white folks Tell their Giidcst tales of love, She finds, alas! too soon they leave her. And coldy from sweet Dinah tove. IST A Republican editor abuses us ior saying that instead of Abolitionism killing "slavery" it will kill itself, and challenges us to show that Abolitionism is dying or dead. Well, sir, the reason we give is, that it is offensive . If it is not dead, it ought to be buried alive to free the earth of its intolerable 1 tench. tßyGcn. Ben. Butler's campaign against dogs is fully worthy of his military genius and is said to be progressing wtth the usual success that attends his military campaigns. He shall be known in history as the great anticanine ivar rior. {<, 'The Lincoinitcs have bought upthcFrank fort Coinaionwcalthj whereupon the Louisville Journal says: "The Frankfort Commonwealth is not a U nion paper. It is an enemj' and a vililicr of the Union party of Kentucky. It is an Abolition paper.',' gy Why is old Abe a bad architect ? Because he is all the time busy in making drafts to sup ply the deficiency of his previous drawings. CiyTt is said that dogs are running mad ou the peninsula in Virginia. I hey -ave probably heard of Ben Butler's "order

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