Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, June 23, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated June 23, 1864 Page 1
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WWK#f A(n.-* U^f 'J t»il «». «-ini -»l .•»?:» »..« '1 ft *tl •,*••« V'- 1' lu-v ut. 1 flEW SERIES VOL f^NOftS) J(. W.!«ORRIS|Pr»pilel«(. S liiip r_z-:T——~-t n ftjjt Dttumtoa Conrirc.. IS rUBMSnED EVERY THURSDAY IN fOST OFFICE mJII/DINO, 0)RNER OF SECOND AND MAHKKT STREETS, QTTUMWA, WAPELLO, CQ^ {OWA J. V- NORRIS, EDITOR. 1 «i 1 W i IMYAHIABLX IN ADVANCE Vne copy,per yaar $1,TA four copies" ....' T,00. Ien s 15,00. wenty" 80,00. Persons wishinptosubscrlbe fora less time than One year, can do so byremlUlngtheamount they wish to be no appropriated. In no case wi II ire enter new nanea unless they are *£, (npapied with the cash. J. W. NORRIS. •a T. CHARLES HOTEL. BY JOHN N. SIMONS. Corner of Court and Second Sts., OTTUMT^A,t©WA Good eat)ng, ciequ be4*, food company and rea sonable charge?. tsr-Uoim, refitted and furnished newly through out. May t'2, 1864-8 16. OOT AND SHOE MAKER. N. WACHTLER, JSaln ittMt. one door east of the Expresa 0Ae«. Keep* constantly on hand a good assortment of Leather, and is always ready to accommodate cus tomers with good work in his line. By '"Repairing done ou short notice. 12, ls64. aprtlSM. KRANER & MILLER, Dealers in STOVES, TIN, C0PP?H JAPAN ^NI) SHEET-IKON W ARU, Corner of FijUjl Wl 8tr ee,t». (OTTIMWA, IOWA. March 10, 1964-lf j, '~*,W £)R. S. R. MITCIIELj OTTCnil A, loi OMce—over Temple's Clothing Store. AHideice—At Mrs. M'ldge's, front J. S. WALKER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer itl Y 0 0 0 S O E I E S Clolltliiiri Hardware, re, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, OL'M GOODS, FURS, NOTIONS, Ac.,4c. Direct ly opposite the yu.«« a House frant Aug. Hi), 1962—2ft 14-jr OUuaiwa, l»wu, J. T. liAT'Tv\V()]iTlJ, ATTORNEY AT LAW £NI NOTARY PUBLIC. 4M professional business entrusted to him wtU be promptly attended to. Speclxl attention will be given to collections, ex amination of Tiili-s and conveyancing. ^gT~Olli. at Court llous e .in Ottumwa, lowa. #Muuiwa, lowa, Oct. iWtli, ls»W. V8-1& jr. B. J.BOULTON, HAKE It AND CONFI5.CTlJNI21i »«OKT DT***R, roc a ITOOKSAAFT or TUB POTT S* HOBS*. (TTI I W A IOW\, Maehine Orackersaud Confectionery of every varle y nt Wholesale and Retail. Parti ei-andiiHllsmpplledon theahertes natlee. M-ll— ch.fM*. EDWARD il. STILES, Attorney & Counselor at I,aw And Solicitor in Chancery. ~4Mte« aver Walter's store, opposite the Ottaniwa House, O.TCHWA, low*. Is now well prepared to pyouure the flOO Houuty and back pay of soldiers, and all just claims M.-ainst the Government. OhiiiKes moderate, and K e o u n e s s i a u a Aug. 20, W8. .11. B. SI^ON, AI NTI»T, PERM AN KNTI.Y LOCATKI) I* *M18 .:iiy, offers'its services to tlje «itl»en« of tow n and yicinlty. All irork warrali d. 'Ladies waited on at 1 lieir residences, if desired. Teetli inserted froraoue to an entireictt. fltftef JttdanHofpringsor atmospheric l,r®*8or*'*j(I ii 0Krii'K,at hifrejidence.on Marketitreefc Keb.rt, I SCI. WILLI A M8 8L HAMILTON, ^A. O It N I'i V S A 1. A W OTTUMWA.IOWA. Jft 'Ornct over E. W. Belts' Aft-l-i cthlngBtore. F. W. SMITH, MERCHANT'. A I LOR, First door east of the OUumwa House,. fRONT STRKKT, .... OTTUVWA a I. I, kind* of work donel®**' .noawashiouabla pd at tbesho) est notice. Cutting dopeto o 4a ryrrrM \v 5Jov8i,'4iO-/ A ALE AND FE- '^-'malk sKMINARy. J»«v. J. M. McKLRVV.J Mr. If. L. (ii\n iic,TPriaalpals. Miss M. 0. IIAIjLOWAV, SritsM K. WILSON, Assistants. Mils MATTI K LASWE^.L, Tcjit ,'ier o/Music. The jlixti year commences ou Monday, SICPTKM 1)KR Till, sG:{,allhe Presbyterian Ohurcii sndrjoc^s attached. Kour terms often weeks each I n the year. Tuition from #3to |6,accordingto branchesstadied 'Anino,' M»-fodeon or Guitar, per Term. 5pecii(I farllitlesnffered to persons wlshingto qual l/ylhemselvei for teaching. Pupils admitted at »ny time, and charged fro.ip date of entrance. No r' daction, boweyef.wlll be made for occiiaio na.1 aoyp^ci4,uiiteisliyspecialagree went of In case ^rsickness. Board i n'g an li e o taincil at prices to sultthrtime No one admitted for Usj Ulau half a term- For lurther particniara «alt »a Of a4df«M either of the Principals. Aug. 6, IKC£. tfARSH A KETCHAM OistiHers, Rectifiers & whole- fiALQ DQ4LBR8 IX FOREIQN{AXD -PpyE§TIC LIQUORS, (I'L'TUMWAT IOWA. C3LOCHi WATC11 Ac JEWELEY E A I E TBiff K u nders^gnsd, fearluf localrd tn OUumwa, M. wlllcarryon thefoilowinghuslness.andsoliclts ftlberalshare of the public patronage: v Repairing itllkiudsof Watebes,Uioeks,JsV9l|ryap( Musical Instruments. Also—Gold Kingsrnadetooj-tf er pattering .and en graving don^. lie has ii Tile issnrtment of Clocks,Oatchcv ,Jewel ry, Musical instruments, GoldHreast Pins, Kar-ringS Fingar-rlngs,Lockets,Chains^Keys,Slides, Pens,and "avariety of not ions for sale. Please rallandsee. Place of us I ness one door west ofOtturowa House H. N UNA 1 AKKK i.^Vg lth,'59-31-ll-6n THEPI /ACK TO BUY l.t.TlUI^K, smxvi.rs, arc., IS AT HAND'S LUMBER YARDS A tBurlington,Mt. Pltunntni/in4 O W A WHKKKI wlllbefound tbelarge»tstock«T«ro fered the west, a rid whloh w II llrsold lower ha i at anv polut on the Mlssishippi. AlsothoscA thl igleso'fuurmanufactnre,fullcount ,e very .^hi ngle IO ei feet. K. 1). RAND 4 CO. st.** I S» n«8 (tKMSHA W HOUSE, Oarner of lafayMt* aa« l|RU«| ||ruU Oaf£A(,OOK4. low.. The Returned Veteran* FremtheNew York Tribune. Thfa is an account of one of Maj Gen. Joho Logan's men. Gen John, when a boy, was in the Mcxican War. When he returned he stu/lied law, and at the age of &S he was clected a Congressman by a vote almost u,nani(not^s. His district included the whole of Southern Illinois His home ia in Carbondale. Jackson County. He W*8 the people's idol. He knew every body, and everybody Knew him. He can make a goad speech, he is a first-rate law yer, an'l one. of the heat dancers in the country. Q, how he oan dince. He looked like a girl, and yet, with dark comp'exion, Mid the blackest hair, every one took him to be part Indian. One reason why the people liked him so well was because he Wan a Democrat, and hated the Abolition ists. He used to give it to them hard.— Once, when he spoko here on Popular Sov ereignty, I asked him a question or tw.», such as Lincoln asked Douglas at Freeport, which CQmefed him but he called iqe Yankee* Aoolition-l*re!tcher which ma le the people laugh, and say it was good enough for me. However, they all weqt against Douglas, »nd that was for Logan.— Whenever he undertakes a thing he does his best. At this time he cotnrq&ni* in Northern Alabama, and has his headquar ters at HuQt8v:ll«. When the war broke. Ml he figured the matter to see how it was goinp, and then went for the Government tfith.all his might, soul, and strength. Thousands deserted hiin, and called him traitor other thousands stuck to hiqt. Some of hi* relations fairly shine with copper. He has a younger brother, a good deal like him, who is true. He raised one of the first regiments, and became its colonel. It is the 3lst Illinois Voluntrers. Then he resigned his seat in Congress, and cur beautiful friend J. C. Al len took hi placa. In those early qf tfye «r«r John was at Springfield, when a Mr. (?rant cirne to him to tell his troubles. This Grant was a tanner. »nd, havini an idea he could Ptgbt n little, bad raised a regiment and brought it to Springfield, where it wa$ in camp. But the men had not Ven sworn in, and finding it a harder business than they ex pected, principnlly on ^ccqqnt of poor beds, they were going to back out and go hotaft This was Mr. Grant's trouble. He couldn't see how he was to etet along. It lK|ked as though he would hane tq go tyw-k to his tan yard. Perhaps L-tgin could help him. "Can't you talk to them!" ^si'i John.— "No," says Grufc qaa. Call them to get her.'' v Th^y had aH heard of hi n. speech two hours long. H»» all rtlout our Qovornnjent, and hovv the war coiiimenrcd. The sweat rolled. II jerked off his ooat and handkerchief. You never saw it man work lyirder jq your life. Great Jle uiblle A short time since John T/vrtn'* old rag. im*nt—the 3Nt—cameho-ne on a fur'-xigh to see the folks and to recruit. One of *he companies wa* vaiserf on R-»^e PnirH Here lives Esq Clifford he is an old set tle, has been a Justice m* jy vetra, for he can read ho has a large farm well managed he is rich, and his only son An 1/ is an offl. cer in the 9l.st. The old man sat in the porch smoking his home-made tobacco, waiting for the wagon. Andy married a few njont'is ly. (one he went into the army, and his w*f« a so sat in the porch, while her baby, nearly two years old, ran fioro her to its grand father. fcnsan's father keeps store in the villaee of Prairi R^ he is P.stm*«ter and one of the head men. She can read and write. Being brought up q»iit$ a lady, ahe never yorkg out doors except to pick cotton and to bind after the cradles, and she holds up her head,' as she might, /or she is real handsome, and if any woman ev er loved her hq^ajjJ, it is she. "I don't know how Andy would like that kind of ta!Tt," said she," for he writes 'n his letters altogether different." "Dont you be troubled, g*l,' said Squire Clifford "he writes so jest to please the offi c$r, for thfv ojjen pll the loiters ." "I hope they don't open any of mln*, though fhere's nothing bad in W "You jest w.ait and see how I'll talk tQ him I'll bring him around, s.^re." The Squire was a Peace Demoorai. Tq tell the (nilh, he belonged to (he Knights of the Golden Cirqle, a '.O^ge pf which wag organised by the Jawyers at the county seal and, being an influential man, he and a few others had made Rose Prairie a hard place for Union men. It astonishes one to see hoy plain n^n, foonefttin their dealings, and good neighbors, but ignorant, are road's intolerant, a foundation was laid for every species of intolerance—even of infamy and crime. All at 0009 th« wa|0^ came throngh the yard with the horses trotjling, which they had seldom done before, and it was filled with soldiers, who were the Rose Prairie hoys, and Andy among thein. Almost in a moment Andy had jumped over the bars and was near the porch, when Susan gave a spring aroynd hjs neck, and would have thrown hira over if he had not been tall and strong, and if he had not braced himself, and there she hting, lifted from the ground. "Now, I want to see my boy," said An dy, and he gently held him up, and for the first time gazed upon him—gazed upon bun with eyes as clear and as full of satis faction as they were on the blessed Fourth of July last, wficn, with hii companions fllHfl ha stood on the ramparts of Yicksburg.— His mother and his sisters also came a round him, and there was a great time. They a^ll kept looking at him. He was tanned. There is scarcely a person old qr young in the whole North who does not know the exact color of the Yicksburg tan. It is said, the Rebels were worse tanned, which i« likely, ^ince G-Jn. Grant is a tan ner, Andy's clothes were sq Hj mnde string you up. And TU tell you, too, we told them think a heap rqore of an out-and-out Rebel than we do of the traitors at home, who, He related gtorks whigh n«a'le thorn la-i^h, my own son you shun't insult me in it.— and then he described a soldier's life in su^h {I've done with you —you shan't have none beautiful langqase that one would (V iknoj of my fjrqgerty—nqt a hait-^-iut of my other life has sq many charms. When he house—I'll havQ nothing to do with you!" got throogh the men were impatient to he "That Ruits me if it does yoq. §usan, Sworn in far fear »ho\' might lose the chance, pick up what things you want now. and This was the way Mr. Grant got a start, i leave the rest for another time. We'll go and he has done middling well since, for to Bob Reynolds. He's a good Union »nan. now he commands all the ^.rmi^s of the ¥our dad's a Copper, I kno^r. you'JI heqx clean they seemed new, and the blue cloth was vury fine. The women thought his beard was so funny, for it was only a little bunch around I,is mouth. T^ey oould not keep their eyes off the bright, round little but tons on his blue vest, and his shining pat ent leather sword belt His hair was out so, as tq make him look almost as smart as Geueral Logan. His father vyas proud, he knew his boy was handsome and smart, l^qt he hat} returned handsomer and smart er than ho expected. After the first few words Susan said little, for she begun to hurry the supper, but one could see by the glimmer of her eyes, nnder their lashes, that she had pleasant thoughts. Then they had a good supper. It shoo have been good, for they had been prepar ing victuals for several days. Everything on the table, and around the house, loeked as though they had a wedding. It was very nearly a wedding. As soon as sqpper was over, the old man commenced. He spoke of the wickedness of the war, of high taxes, of the overthrow of the Constitution and the ruin of the country, and concluded by saying we ought to let the South go. Susan ai^d the women tried to get him to talk ot something else, while Andy interrupted and tried -to ex plain but he would listen to nothing, and he talked till he had nothing more to say. He made out a terrible case. Then Andy said: VI see how this hqsiq^s U, dad. 3me of them lawyers up to the ooqnty seat have been laming you these things. And now let me tell you, the* they sound might? big thar's p^ircely a word o' truth in 'em from one end to the other.M '•What's this, what's tlm!" said the Squire. "D you nj^n to oM' voqr father a liar? Say, Sir, am I a liar? Am I a liar.?" Andy's bunch qf heard bej»n to-work in curious way, and he waited a little be fore he spoke. "Who talks «bo«t liars lg|t yoruself? Shan't I tell you what the army would say of you if you talked like that among them! I'll tell you. They'd say yoq was a traitor, %nd if you didn't happen to have a first best friend by you, they'd I when we strikq the Rebels a lick, help then} tq strike us back." I "You git out of my house. If you are a different story one of thesa days, dad, mind I tell you." "You may go to tlje deril tor all I kere." Andy buckled on his sword and stood waiting for Susan. She was running around, taking care of her things her sisters-in-law were helping her while Vfrs. Clifford tried Pq soothe her husband. He would listen to nothing his son had turned out to be a Yankee nigger, and it mnst be he wanted a nigger wench— he would n't speaK to him, and he never wanted to speak to him again. I'he house, lately so joyfql, hfd become $ house of niourqing. All the women folks cried, and the baby, seeing something was wrong, cried loutjer than any boJy else. At last Susan was ready, and crying, jhe left the house with Andy and tljey went away through the lane. lii addition to this trouble, Jjtjsan had another, which was on account of a piece she had just got in the loom, and ahe had thrown the shuttle only a few times fo seo h^v *t would look. Her father-in-law had planted a patch of cotton for her and plowed it, and she had hoed, picked, got it ginned, anJ spent almost all Winter in spinning and coloring. She was going tq have a piece of check fjr dresses for herself and baby. Now she did not know what would become of it. Perhaps the old ^n woi^ld cqt it out of the loom. They had gone quite a distaqoq, when Mrs. Clifford came into the porch and called her, "Susan, you forgot your pocket-handker plvief." She went back, while Andy waited. She was gone a long time. Oice she camo out, lingering, then hastily went back. At last she came running, and looking pleased, and said h:s father wanted to speak with him. Ho turned, rather reluctantly, and found his father filling hu pipe by the fireplace. "I want to ax you ono question, Andy. An swer me noy, fair- S&yin' nothin' about them Northern chaps, ain't it a shame to us as comas from the South to be a fightin' and killin' our kind o'folks, and some on 'em qur own kin," "I don't want no dippqte and trouble with you dad, but I can fnswer that mighty sud den. It u a shame— hut the shame is theirn' not ourn. Jt's Ujey that's Sghljng qs. We didn't strike the first liok. We didn't want no war, but they did, and they've tried to break up ti e Gover'ment. Whoij they want peace, and to have things as they had 'eu) afore, excepting one little thing as has gone up, all they've jot to do is to say it. Bnt il they'ye *n idy they make two gover'ments of one, that belongs to both on us, they've got a bigger jib on hand tfcan they'd a idy for—in fact, the thing can't be did. I'll tell you what all John Logan's men, and the 'i»ntmf» )K»n WW 5{ OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1864- rest of the sojees say, we say, we'll sweep 'em from the face of the arth afore we'll give up to 'em. And we can do it." "That's dreadful hard talk, Andy, bat there seems something in what you said about the fast lick. I hadn't thought qf that. I say, Andy, yoa ain't a goin' to de part your old father kase be got riled and spoke kinder sharp. Let's argerfy this bus iness—I've got the handsomest clover lot you ever seed and the primest wheat yoq, ever set eyes on. I want you to look at 'em. You shan't go—what a talk it'll make.r— We'll argerfy and keep cool.". So things quieted down. The wonjen were happy as crickets, |nd Andy went through the story of the fights he had been in at Belmont, at Fort Henry and Fort Don olson, where Logan was wounded at Shilob,, at the Big Black and Champion Hill, and finally at Yicksburg. But even then he was not done. There was not time that evening to tell us all. In listening, the Squire was so proud of his son and of tl\e success of the Northern Array, that he almost forgot he was a Democrat. Next morning before they started, Susan had to show her husband her piece, and how she c»uld weave. IJe left her weaving with all her might. A woman needs strong ank les to work the treadles, an^, in weaving, she getq then*. They weqt out to look at the wheat and clover. The women saw them walking around, and at last to stop by a pair of bars. The old man held down his head a good I deal, as if listening, while Andy made ges I tures as il' engaged in telling something.— When they came to dinner, of greens and plenty of other things, the Squire said "Old woman, if what Andy's been tellin' r^e's true, there's some mistake about this Golden Circular business, and I've got to look into it and if it's ao, and it seems to be so, then them lawyers to town ha§ been lyin' to me the cussedest." When Andy's furlough etpirel, and he had started to return to the army, his father gave his best wishes and hoped his safe re turn- Ife hoped too that he might be vic torious over the Rebqls in every battle. Su» san held up her baby as high as she oould that he might see it to the last. It would be hard to undertake to tell how much en couraged Andy felt. Soon after this, it was talked about among the Copperheads, t!}at the futlougV ed soldiers had been converting the people of Rose Prairie to Unionism, and a couple of lawyers came down from the ooanty seat to see about if. Mr. Clifford being the most influential man, they ciliel on first. After go ing through a considerable long, smooth, and slippery introduction, th«y told him Jheir business. Ha cenfe^sel he had changed his mind, and he thought men of learning ought to know be'tor than to bede ceiving plain farrqers wfp couldn't be pocked to kn^w all afyxit polities. And kow could they know, when they never had much schooling ind this was because the blasted old slaveholders where thqy came from didn't wint no schools. One of them, who is fig-inn to go to the Legisla ture, let o-it, in quite a speech filled with genuine Copper Democracy, telling about Lincoln's tyrannr, the overthrow of the Constitqtion. high t%*4S, the ruin of the country, concluded by saying we ought to let the south go. "I'll tell you," said the old iqtn, "what they'd say of you down in the army if you talked that way to 'em''—they'd say you was a dimoel traitor and if you had no fust-best friend with yoq thejf-'d string you up and if I was with 'era* Them's ray sentiment*, fair and square." "This is very strange. Squire CI ifford, very strange indeed. Why, Sir, you be» Joqg to our order^f the Knights of the Golden Circle, and you cannot have for gotten the solemn oath you have taken, nor the dreadful peqalty which attaches to tl)9 violation of that oath." This mad the S juire mad. Get out of my house, you infernal scoun drel you traitor to your Gad and your country. You 4ied to me to git me into it. Git out of my house: And if any of you Golden Circulars tech a hair of me or mine, I'll s :id for Ally and the rest of the boys, an 1, by thi J^hokt, they won't leave a greese-spot of your whole gang Qit our of iqy house} Fll have nothin to do with a traitor to iny country ^nd the old flag of the stars an 1 stripes." The lawyer went—-they hAll went. When he was getting on his l)e said. "Good by, Mr. Clifford. You'ye got to. be a Yankee nig er, see. It opi*t ife yoq want a nigger wcnch.'.' "Yes I do I want a thosanJ of em. I fin't ufaard qf niggers as much as I was. I'd) asha aed, though. I ever WAS a traitor likeyouia*. Yes I WAS a traitor, and I helpe to fight again Andy and Susan and her baby there. But thank God in bis n}er cy, I'm a traitor no longer." It would have done you good h*4 you seen how pleased the woman were to hear the Squire give tbe lawyers his mind. The Rock. Island Rallroa.4 Bridge Burned. pPN^i the Rock Island (III.) Argus, Jnaa IV Between two and three o'clock this after nqon, (Wednesday the 15th) a fire was dis covered on the lower end of the draw pier of the Mississippi river railroad bridge, at I£ock I sland, wjiich soon communicated to the draw, and in the course of an hour or more burned so that the draw groke and fell into the river on both sides of the pier. As we go to press, the Hre is still btirqing on the draw pier, and we presume will burn jtq the \yater's edge. This pier is over 300 eet in length. a»d contains some 2,QOO,QOO feet of timber. The loss will be quite heavy to the rail road company and to rebuild the pier and the'dray ^ili require several months' time. In the ineantmio.all passengers and freight' w.OI have lo pajs over the terry. i mmmmm. Mm**mm ii'jftuff .-rfT EDUC ATIONAL^LUMN^ All communications intended for this col umn should be addressed to H. L. McGiritie. Presently. Never say you will do presently what your reason or your conscience tells you, yoa should do now. No man ever shaped his own destiny or the destinies of others wisely or well, who dwelt much on presentlies. Look at Nature, she never hurries, she never postpones. When the time arrives for tbe buds to open, they open for the leaves to fall, they fall. Look upward. The cornets evqn wander ing as they are. keep their appointment and eclipses, they are always punctual to the minute. There are no delays in t^e move ments of the Universe which have been pre determined by the absolute decree qf the Creator. Man however being a free agent can postpone the performance of bis duty qnd he does so, toq fre^ueqt\y to. hv own de struct ion. The draf.s drawn by indolence upon the future are pretty sure to be dishonored.— Make turn your banker- Do not s^y you will economize pretently, for presently you may be bankrupt nor that you will repent or make atonement presently for presently you may be judged. Rear in mind the im portant {act, taught alike by the history of nations, rulers, and private individuals, that in at least three cases out of five presently is too late. Mxui}. REASONS AGAINST IRREGULAR ATTBNDANCE AT SCHOOL.—It is universally conceded by taachers that the evils of inconstant attend ance are the most formidable ones with which they contend. It cannot be denied, that of all drawbacks upon Common Schoo efficiency, they are the most serious. Could parents gee the evils of unnescesarj absence in their true light, there is reason to believe that they would be much more alarmed than they are now. Som friend of education has furnished the following, to which serioqti attention should bq giyen: 1 If a boy learns to feel that he may lenv his duties as a scholar for trivial causes-—for causes equally trivial, be will forsake his bus mess when a man, 2 The time of the teacher and School is wasted, while his absence is b«'ng rccqrded. 3 The teacher's time is wasted in reading the delinquent's excuses, when he returns to school. 4 He interrupts the excercises of the tea cher, or some part of the sqhool, in finding the plaoM at which bis yarioua lessons com* menced. 5 Ho has lost his lesson recited yesterday, and does not understand that portion of day's lesson which depends upon that of yesterday and such dependence usually ex ists. 6 The (eaoher's time and patience are taxed in repeating to hira the instructions of yesterday, which, however Cor want of study, he does not clearly understand. 7 The rest of the class are deprived of the instruction of their teacher, \yhile he is pea ching the delinquent. 8 The progress of the rest of the class is checked, and their arqbition qurbed by wait ing for the tardy delinquent. 9 The pride of the class is wounded, tad their studies abated by the oondoct of the absenteq. IQ. The reputation of both teacher and school suffers upon days of public examina tion, by failures which are chargeable to the absentee and not to the instruction. 11. The means generously provided for for the education of tbe delinquent are wrongfully wasted. 12. He qets a pernicious example to the rest qf the school, and usually does some ac tual mischief while absent.—^cranio* (Ai.) Republican. IJOLD ON Boys.—Hold on tq your tongue when you are just rea«|y to swear, lie or speak harshly, or say any improper word. Hold on to your hand when you are about to strike, piqeh, scratch, steal, or do any improper act. Hold on to your foot when you are on the point of kicking, running away from study, or passing the path of error, shame, or crlige. Hold on tq jroqr JP9 angry, excited, or imposed upon. Hold on to your heart yhen evil associ ates seek your company, and invite you to join in their gatqes, mirth and revelry. Hold on to your good name at all times, for it is more valuable to you thf n gold, high places, or fashionable attire. Hold on to the truth, for it will serve you well, and do you good throughout eternity. Hold on to your virtue,—it i* above all price to you in ail times and places. Hold on to your good character, Jbr It is, and ever will be, your best wealth. You&t Companion. -i. Old AIM'* LSI^ The late-st illustrative story by Old Abe is thus related by a N$w York correspond ent. Its moral will be ^preoi*ted by pa triotic men: A gentlemen just returned from Wash ington relates the following incident that transpired at tl)e White House the other day. Some gentleman were present from the West, excited and troubled about the co omissions ^nd omissions of the Adminis tration. The President heard them patient ly and then replied: "Gentleman, suppose alt the property yoq were worth was in gold and you had put it in the hands of Blondin to carry across the Niagra river on a rope, would you shake the cable, or keep shouting oqt to hiui— Blondin stand up a little straighter—Blondin stoop a little more —go a little faster—lean a little to the South? No, you would hold your breath as well as your tonguo and keep your hands off until be was safe over. The (iovernment is car ry.in^an uiunen$e wei-ht. Untold treas­ cun l*a .ro5 »r.Ti5r«i ures are in their hands. They are doing the very best they can. Don't badger them. Keep silence and we'll get you safe across. This simple illustration answered the complaints of half an hour, and not on ly silenced but charmed the audience. Ruined or Ifotf "Gold is 190, and the ptoperty of the country wtt be destroyed," says Mr. Faint heart. "Gold is going to 200, and shall be bro ken," says Mr. Weakness, "I am ruined My bank balance is worth only fifty-pre cents on the dollar," says Mr. ^everthink. Let us stop a moment, gentlemen, says the Philadelphia Evening Telegraphy and look into this matter. Facts are better than fears, and principle is better than prejudioe. You are suffering, yea, tufftr ing, there Is no other word for it—under the delusion that the amount of gold and silver coin in the country is equivalent to its wealth. Now do you knew that the h\ghe$t financial authorities have never es timated this amount at two hundred and fifty millions, and it is probably much less even in times of peace. But suppose that we admit that it is three hundred millons, and now do you know that according to the United States census of 1860, the wealth of the country—its real and personal prop erty—was estimated (rather too low than too high,) fifteen thousand millons! If you will just take your pencil and cypher oqt the proportion that three hundred mil loins in specie bears to fifteen thousand millions of property, you will discover that it was—what fifty per cent.? No! Twen ty-five per cent? No! But exactly tuto per cent.—that is the whole amount of specie in the country never was two per cent, or a fiftieth part of the specie value of the property and if at any one time the whole property of the country had been forced to sale for th* specie in the country, it would not have brought two cunt? on the dollar of its actual specie value. Specie, or the currency that may stand for it is only the convenient and recognized •n'^tura for making an exchange of pro ducts. It represents property in the mar ket, property in transit, but never the fixed property of a nation. Money is the luhri ator. It doq!t make yalues it simply lu bricates the machinery, and keeps the wheels of commerce running smoothly.— When too abundant, the wheels run too Cast, and ^hen scarce, there is too much friction. And now, Mr. Faintheart, can you pick a flaw in our statement? Is it not abso lute tiuth But what shall we say to Mr. Weakness, who is afraid of bankruptcy, and Mr. Neverthink, who is only afraid of his bank-balance. If Mr. Weakness is in debt, it i* now easy to get out. Pay up while money is plenty, and be happy. If a mortgage on your land will be due next year or any year, provide for it now, while you are getting high prices for every thing you sell. But^Mr. Neverthink, you have—say, pqte balance ot $30,000.— You are afraid the gold is going up or pa per going down about out of sight, and you wish to invest tl |s balance in some productive property. Willjyou buy a house worth only $10,000 in specie, and pay for it $19,000 in currency? Snppose you wish to sell that house after the resumption of specie payments, it will bring only $10,000, and you will have lost exactly $Q,000. Will that be a shrewd operation I We think we can "putyou up" to something better— something by which you can make your bank balance or currency not only vjorth its face jn gold, bqt a premium besides.— Invest in Government bonds. Buy the 10-40's. After the war is over, they will be worth par in gold and something oyer— and they pay a liberal gold interest from the beginning. If they are not safe, then no poperty is sate. The same spirit of anar chy that would repudiate your property i n the national debt would repudiate it in your house. If the law will not protect you in one discription of your property, it will not in another, and your greatest safety! 118 as profit, is in maintaining and strength ening the Government that maintains and supports the law. National Union Convention. The following is tbe conclusion of the proceedings of the National Convention.— They follow after the resolutions published in last week *8 paper. On motion of Mr BushneH, of Conn,, the resolutions were adopted by acclamation. A motion was then made that the Conven tion proceed at once to nominate canaidates for President and Vice President Gen'l Cameron, of Pa., oifered as a sub stitute, a res dution that Abraham Lincoln and Hannijbal jlapilin, be declared the unant, imous choice of the Union party for Presi dent and Vice President. [Great cheering and loud calls for a division on the resolu tion.] Mr. Greswell, of Md., called tor a division on the question, so as to vote first on that portion of the resolution declaring Abraham Lincoln the unanimous choice of the Con vention as its candidate for the Presidency of the United State*. S eveps moved to lay tks Resolution on the table. Great contusion, cheering and cries of question. Cameron withdrew his resolution, and offered another: Resolved, That Abraham Lincoln bode-' dared the unanimous choice of the Union Party, as its nominee for President qf tfte United States. As the vote was about being taken, Mr. Raymond urged that the vote should be tak en by States, UiAt as it bad been said there was a disposition to ruse the nomination of Mr. Lincoln through this convention, and to stifle any contrary expressions of sentiment. Such a vote would Garry with it more power and intluenoe ian the paaiage qf any such Resolution. '-y.^jr1 pan COLO series vol.i®, no. 14 rERMSi««tt,TSlB Airaicc ^he proposition was received amidst muA confusion. The State* were then cai1ed. The result was that Mr. Lincoln received the votes of all the States, except Missouri, which S.late yoted for General Grant. Mr. Hume, of Mo., then moved that vote be declared unanimous, which was rt» ceived with immense enthusiasm. Tbe Convention then proceeded It for a candidate for Vice President. Daniel Mace, of Ind., presented tbe of Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee. Mi. §tone, of Iowa, seconded the motidp^ Mr. CamcroA ojjered the name of Ilannk bal Hamlin. Mr. Freemain, ofN. Tn in behalf of a portion of the delegatioa presented Daois^ S. Dickinson. Th& President announced the following names as being before the Convention Andrew Johnson, of ^nn., Hannibal Hat*» lin, of Maine, S. H. Rousseau, of Ky,. P.aniel 9. Dickenson, of N. Y. .. The House then proceeded to ballot A^ the vote proceeded, it was soon apparent that Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, was to bt t^e uoomee. Before the vote was announ^ ed, the various States whose votes had beea divided commenced changing tbeir vot*sJ apd went unanimously for Johnson, am|f gre-it enthusiasm. The Chair announced that the nextbasl* ness in order, was the election of a Nations^ Committee, and the States were called upoa to name the same, which was done. After various resolutions of thanks, tba Convention adjourned sine ilie. P,^trolei|in V. Nasby Prol* dential Candidates. In the following letter Mr. Nasby, OM cf whose incubrations we printed a fotF days ago, declares his political preference^ Cm/oca yv T^A NEW DISPENSASHVH. April 1. 18t4. I am a reezenable uian and am distln gisbt for not quarrelin with bred and but* ter, perwiden kin assertain the lokashen uy the bred and butter aforesaid, with any reezenable degree uv certenty. A ootnis in the matter uv bread and butter is a trate i£ all uv the Nasby family, ceptin wun, whir is carryin a musket at 19 per month, for prinsipulc, es he sez. We hey repoodeatid hira. The Dimocrasy appore to want Mi|c Lellan. Ef be is the only man we can elect, 1 am kontent. I hey alluz bin a peefi man, but expejensv, which is the clasikts fra^e for bred and butter, may indcose mis to flop. I am ust 2 sich. For a Dirnekral who voted Bank and anti-Bank Tariff ami anti Tariff, Slavery and anti-Slavery. Ns» brasky anh anti ^Jebrasky, and who has sumtimes blu on both sides uv the sain question at wunst, for sich a wun, say, t? hesertate now, would be like the mania the skripter, who strained at a gate aad swollowed a saw-mill. Let &{ick Lellan give bonds to perform as folloze, and I'm hia huckleberry, otherwise I am agin him, wun and indivisible, iKNP and furever I want him to st'pelate: 1. That the deserters and 4'sm's^ sera, sich as Finsjon Por'.er, et all shel h^f not over haff tbe appintmeotp, given ns fair sho. 2. That he shel patch up a peese with Su thern frends ez soon cs possible after his inogerashnn. 3. That ef it should be decided that tl S interest of the Dimekratick party require 9 continooenie uy t^ie war, and an appela shel be maid fer Dimerkratik volunteers, he shel not, under eny serkumstancis wbatep* er, at eny (itoe or eny plais, interfere, hi eny way with tbe manijment uv the armies, oe^tin them as may hev ben draftdd fro^J. Ablishn deestriks. 4. That ez a guaranty that just is shd be dun them az hex fonght the soljers, the North, ^e follerin cabhynet shel be ap pinted: Fernandy Wood, Seketary uv StH£' jeseD. Brite, Sekertary of war. Saramedary, Sekertary uv the navy. F. Peerse, t*. M. General. 5. These shel hev the fust pick ter tba tfises for their friends. (Ez nun uv ena heda friend in federal armies, the peese men wood le perfectly safe under this arrangement.) Let MiekLellan maik these pledgis au$ I'll support him, and bring with me my en* tire church. I will deny all I ever sedf agin him. I will maik affidavits that he is the first general uv the age. I will swaff to bein an original MiekLellan man, audi recognized in him a master mind, and tb^ pnly man capable uy savin tbe country, and maik seek uther affidavits ez may frup time to time be necessary. Let this be dun, and we may possibly bete Linkia. PKTBOLBI'M V. NASBT, Pastor av sed church, in charge. The great Sanitary Fair at Philadelphia opened on Tuesday. The Governors sfc Pennsylvania, Dejaware and New Jersey were present, beside a large number of dis tinguished army and navy officers and civ* ijians. An accident at the beginniog threat ened to aiar the exercises, but fortunate^ passed off without serious results, consid ering the nature of the occurrence. Back of the main platform for the speakers wit arranged another for the singers and must* cians, which was filled with about three hundred performera. This platform had been left unfinished till the last minute, to allow a steam yacht to enter. In the haste of construction, it had not been properly supported, and when t&e crowd of perforaf frs got upon it, it yielded in the centre, alnd threw all into heap. With the exception of bruises, thero were not many seiou hurt The worst was the break in of this leg of one lady, and the penetration of the foot of another by a lar^e nail. I Hon. J. W. Cattell, the present moat able and popult.r Auditor of State, now serving hia third term, is uiged by several i inters for re-notniuatiou, for the seme of jticc. .. F, 1 Il 1 i v •i

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