Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, April 25, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated April 25, 1861 Page 1
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- w * •* . * r ' -m\ mm ;/ , \ MX nwTli 4 * lll **‘ , ~~‘~-~^~--~^-—--—-—— .*£he± s mmm^mm j mmmm pevotbi) to utebatube. news. Aoruct i/ruftK AND GENERAL INTEI.IJGENVE. VOL. XVII. MINT MMrt BIACtN m mmain ran ticbpay n i.t.xnra. * jams asown. Tsana ot Scaaoairrto v.~51.50 per an aaa, to ka paid wjikia aix months. No m hmriptiaa wHI ka received for a shorter : •mod than az months. sad no paper be ■iawfinasil ai*fil all arrearages art VHi! SBaant at tkamtiva of the nublulmn TLftSMfn Abf U m.n It 1 fnr the ink insertion, and 26 eta. for! story insertion. Twelve lines ; or Was eonatitute a square If the number if ipantaonii be not marked on the adver tisement, it will be published until forbid,; and charged accordingly. A liberal de daction made to those who advertise by lha fear SELECTED MISIEJ LANY. | # ■ • *—> THE CAPTAIN’S STORY. (t will be forty years sgo next month since the ship 1 was then in came home from the West Indies station, snd was paid okT. I bad nowhere in particular to go jaal then, and so was vary glad to get • letter, the morning after I went ashore at PortMmt’Utb. an King me to go to Ply-j mouth for a week or so. It came from kii 1 old sailor, a friend of my family, who had been commodore of the fleet. He lived at Plymouth; be was a thorough old sailor' —-what yo yoaitg men would call, “an old salt'*—-and couldn’t live out of sight of the blue see and the shipping. It is a disease that s good many of us take who have spent our beet years on the sea. I have it myself—s sort of feeling that we must be under another kind ef Providence when we look out and sec a bill on this •ids and. a hill on that. It’s wonderful to see the trees eomo out and the corn grow, but then it doesn't come so home to sn aid sailor. I knuwKhat we’re all just as math nodcr the Lord's band on shore as areas; bat you can't read in a book yon haven't bass ased to. snd they that *<• down to Iba sea in thins, they see the 3pMtha Lqai and iLts wonders in the It iiri their fash if they d on’t sc* • Bis wonders on the land sa easily as ether j VkOnuL Art, hr all that, there's no man n-1 joy* a emits in the country more than a | sailor. It's forty years ago since I started i for Plymouth, bat I haven't forgotten the | read a bit. or bow beautiful it was; stl { through the New Forest, and over Sails-; bury Plain, and then on by the mail to j Kgetar. and through Devonshire. It took ! ose those days to get to Plymouth, for wc j didn’t gal nloul so quick in those days. The commodore was very kind to me when 1 got there, and I went about with him to -the ships is the bay, and through yard, and picked up a good deal that was" of .nan to me afterwards. I was a lieuten ant in draw days, and bad seen a good deal | of service, and I found the old commodore | * had a great nephew whom ha bod adopt- \ ad, ana had set bis whole heart upon.— 11a was an old bachelor himself, but the * bey had same to live with biro, and was to go to tea; so be wanted to put him under j some ene who would give an eye to him j for the first year ox two. He was a light [ slip of a hoy then, fourteen years old. with ! deep set blue eyes and long eye lashes.! and cheeks like s girls's but ss brave as s I lien and merry as a lark. The old gen tleman was pleased to see that we took to i one another. We used to bathe and boat together; sad be was never tired of hear ing my stories shout the great admirals, { and the fleet, and the stations I had been ! on. Well, it was agreed that I should apply j for a ship again directly, snd go up to i London with a letter to the Admirably 1 fito the commodore, to help things on. 1 After a month or two I was appointed j i to a brig, lying si Spithesd ; aud so I! wrote off to the commodore, snd he got j bis boy a midshipman's berth on board, aud brought him to Portsmouth himself I a-day or two before we soiled for the i Mediterranean. The old gentleman came on hoard to see his boys hem mock slung. 11 . and went below into the cockpit to make i sure fhet it was all right. He only left os by the pilot boat, when we were well i -out m thc channel. He was very low i at narting from bis boy, but bore up aeji well jAe could; and we promised to j - writs to him from Gibrslter, and as of-1! '"Attnafterwards as me bad a chance. t was srn as proed snd fond of lit-1 1 JlfoJßtoa Holds worth as if he had been j my awn younger brother, and, for . that j JMffoLJi wfre aU the crew, from our j' esfdain, to tbe cook's hoy. He was soeb i „ |. ywingstoi aud yet so gentle. | In one entting-out husiaess, we bad. be the boatswain's shoulders, i sad was almost firm on deck; how he. i csWrt one -of k wilboai scratch i c#a*t 'HWt *o dif day. But he hadn't a hit < Cwl in him. And was as kind as woown to any oao srhe was wwvaded i or dpf with sisknen. I * wleTVtf hod been ottt W i near i to # MkH. on’ the r lirtist nr lha French fleet. It was aii Mn| Ifosinesf; sad the post tuan't so - LEONARD TOWN. MD.. THURSDAY MIXING. APRIL 25. 1861. good then as it is now. We were some time* for months without getting a let terhead knew nothing of what was hap pening at home, er anywhere else. We had a sick time too on board, and at last be got n fever. He bore p against it like a man. and wouldn't knock off • doty for a long time. He was midship man of way watch ; so I naod to make I him turn in early, apd tried to esse I things to him ss much as I cental: hot ne did SMC pick tip. and t began to get j very anxious about him. I talked to the doctor, snd turned matters ovr in my wind, and at last I came to think be wouldn't got any better unload bo could | sleep out of the cockpit. So one night, j the 20th of October it was—l remember lit well enough, better than I remember j any day since — it waa a dirty night, : blowing half a gain of wind from the | southward and wc were under close | reefed topsails—l had thr first watch, and !at nine o’clock I sent him down to my i eahin to sleep there, wh*ru he would be fresher and quieter, and I was to turn into his hammock when my watch was over I was on deck three hours or so jf-' ter he went down, and the weather got j dirtier and dirtier, and the scud drove ; by. aud the wind sang and hummed through . i * ,J r *gg* n g—it made me melancholy; jto listen to it. I could think of noth : ing but the youngster down below, and ; what I should Nov to his poor old un- j cle if anything happened. Well, soon | after midnight I went down and turned . into his hammock. 7 didu’t go to sleep: r,t once, for I remember very well listen- i ing to the creaking of the ships timbers j as she rose to the swell, und watching ; the lamp which was slung from the ceiling. j and gave light enough to make out the ‘ otb’T hammocks swinging slowly togeth-l er. At last, I dropped off, and I reckon it must have been s bout a half an hour, i when 1 awoke with a start. For the first : moment I didn't sec anything but the ; swinging hammocks and the lamp; but ' theu suddenly I b< came aware that some I one was standing by my ham murk, and I, saw the figure as plainly ns I see any : one of you now. for the foot of the l Hammock was close to the lamp, aud | the light struck full across on the head and j shoulders, which was *U that I could see • |of him. Their he was. the old commodore; j I his grizzled hair coming out from under i | a red woollen night cap. and his shoulders; [ wrapped in mm old threadbare, blue dres- | | ring g*wn, which 1 had often seen him in. | ! His face looked drawn and pale, and there I | was a wistful disappointed look about the j ■ eyes. I was so taken aback I couldn’t, j sleep, but lay watching him. He locked j full at my face once or twice, but didn’t ! seem to recognise me; and just as I was I getting back my tongue, and going to sneak, he said slowly. “Where’s Tom?I this is his hammock. I can’t see Tom,” : and then h looked vaguely about and passed away sotmhuw, but I couldn't Fee. j In s moment or two I jumped out and I j hnrried to my cabin, but young Holds- j | worth was fast asleep. I sat down, and ! wrote down jnst what I hud neon, making • a note of the exact time twenty minutes to i two, I didu’t turn in again, but set watch* | ing the youngster. When he woke I asked j j him if he had heard anything ot* his great; : uncle by the last mail. Yes, he had! heard; the old gentleman wt* rather fee- j | blc, hut nothing particular the matter. I! j kept my own counsel, and never told m j soul in the ship; and, when the mail camel I to band a few days afterwards, with a let ter from the commodore to bis nephew.; dated late in September, saying that be! was well, I thought the figure by toy ham mock must have been all my own fancy. ; However, by the next mail came the newt* of the old commodore's death. It bad been a very sadden break up. his exvcu-. tor. said. Hu bad left all bis property. I which was not much, to bis great nephew who was to get leave to come home as soon as he could. j The first lime we touched at Malta, Tom Holdsworth left us. and went home. We; followed about two years afterwards, an It the first thing I did after landing was to I find out the commodore's executor. He' was a quiet, dry little Plymouth lawyer, { and very civilly answered all my questions • about 'be last days of ny old friend. At; last I asked him to tell me as mar as he ; could the time of his death ; and he |<ttt; on bis spectacles, and gut hi diary, and ! turned over the leaves. 1 was quite uer vous till be looked up and said ; “Twenty- j five miuutes to two, sir. A. M , on tbej morning of October 21st ; or it might hr j a fow minutes later.” “How do you mean, sir?” I asked. “Well.” be said. “I; is an odd otory.' The doctor was sitting with me. watching the aid roan, and, as I tell you. at twenty-; five minutes to two. be gut op and Mid it | was ail over. * We stood together talking ' in whispers, for it might be, four or five I miuutes when the b<<dy seemed to move ' He was an odd old wan, you know, the I commodore, sod we lever l get foot \ properly to bed, but he lay in his red I night-cop. aud old droning-gown, with a! blanket over him. It was not a pleoostat sight. I can toll you, sir. I don’t think ; one ef you gentleman, who are bred to} •foes.all manner of dangers, would hare Idiicd U Ad I waa saying, the body moved. and then not up. propping itself behind oti it* hand*. The eye* were wide open, and he looked at us for a moment, and said, a lowly, “I've Keen to the Medi terranean. bat l didn’t see Torn.” Thep _ the bole sank back again; and this time , the old commodore wa* really dead. Bat if wa* not a plaesaut thing to happen to ! one, r. 1 do not remember anything like it is any forty roar*’ praedee. ...... rrr >^lliH Brilliant Stratogetic Hare of an Eastern Shore Military Company. The Eastern Star of Tuesday relate* the fn.lowing extraordinary unitary *x -! ph'it upon the authority f a traveller: ' i A short time ago there wa* raised a • very baiidHOtue uniform military company iu one of the town* in Worcester I ’ county. iSoioe time after Ihe conpanv j had become quite familiar with the drill' j an oyster pungy from York anchor- | cd in the waters of Worcester, and com- 1 ■ mcuccd catching oysters contrary to the ! : laws of Maryland in such eases made and provided. The fact coming to the notice i of the Sheriff, he forthwith went to work. 1 to capture the puugy. To “make ossur- • anec doubly sure,” he bethought him that ! the new military company would be ihe ; , Iwat pause comitaius he could sumui n; ac i eordingly the military was ordered out, ■in full uniform, properly officered an 1 equipped, with “guu& abutted” ready for action. Arriving at the shore, opposite the puugy, it was decided to put the military in ambush until the ‘ overt act/* > . was committed in order that there might! l> no miotake about the proa I, in the ; Court of A iniiralitj. i The military did not have to wait long 1 behind their masked battery, made of ce- i • der bu*ho*. before the overt act wan com ! milled. The New Yrk captain, not I having the fear of the Worcester Sheriff I before his eyes, and being anxious to load ! hi* puugy. very Boon pul down his rakts, ; and commeuced tu draw up the contra- i • band bivalves. This was th-t **ignal fur : the military to advance to th** charge 1 i The Sheriff having given the wink to the j i officer commanding the military, that g-n --t tlcuian gave the word —“fonrard ■ i march” and the company was soon on j 1 board of a batteaux, making directly foi ; the “” In the meantime the cap . tain of the pungy, discovering what wa* i . out, ordered his decks to be cleared and ! : prepared for action. r***olvod >i to *ur- ( I render without a struggle worthy of the | days of the immortal Paul Jones. When j the military got within about on hundred • yards of the prie, the captain of the pun- , | gy, being without swivels or col imbiads, i drew out a piece of store pip*, and plae- j ; ing it upon his “caboose,” commenced j to sight it at the military, which at once I manifested symptons of disuomfort. evi dently disliking such a terrible gun tu * j be point'd directly towards them, j Toe hesitation manifested by the ndli- 11 tary encouraged the captain of the pungy to press matters to extremities, and calling ;, to one of his hands f.r a chunk of tire, be j | 1 commenced to blow i;, till the spark* ! ; flew in all directions. Thi* murdt-ru- 1 ! proceeding of the savage captain brouglii j 1 j the military to their f--jt, ready, for th i * i most desp t rate deed* of daring. Trr* m! 1 i incut was critical, with every advantage) |on the side of the captain of the pungy. ; 1 who straightened up, and at arms length. ‘' pr* pa red to apply th* mtitr.K. Simultn- j 1 neously a* be thrust th- chunk of fire j into the end of the stove pipe the milita ry jumped neerbnard. and such a “*hh- I' ing about,” and diving was never wit- j ncssed in the waters of Worcester. ft | is to add that, while the roiliu- ! ry w.-re und-r water, the captain of the IJ pungy busted sail, sud bid farewell to 1 the waters of Maryland: and that, since \ 1 this marvellous adventure, the military : company afo .esai 1. for behaving so gVt- • Unify, ha* been called the 1 Stove-Fine j! Invincible*. ” > 1 f Correspondent of the Halt. JiepM’ran.] 1 1 Lko*a*i>towx, April IG. j| Notwithstanding the inclemency of this * ] morning, a goodly number of our people j j collected here to hear the new* from the i seal of war, and from the country gener- i i ally. The result of the contest in Charles- j 4 tun caused lively emotions of joy. The ! sympathies of every man were for the sue-1 ccs* of our Southern brethren, and they : i were gratified. We regret war. and civil) j war especially, but wc justify the South-1 1 em Confederacy, in doing, what I hope i i our people will be ready to do, defending t fhrasrlw agaitiM outrages, threats and ! J encroshwcnu upon their dearest rights. | The proclamation *>f Lincoln was read with perfect cteiettipt, and every man uttered 1 a counter proclamation that no requisition j \ from Lincoln or Hicks should, even be the j i consequence* what the might, force them , t to fight agaimtt their Southern brethren. ! i I send herewith a declaration of our 1 pe>ple in regard to the coarse of Governor i Hicks in refusing to cull together the 1

representatives of the people, to which is! * appended a moat significant pledge, which, j * I assure you, mean* something. Mailer- ! t tug the men who signed it ♦ ! i The declaration was endorsed by every 1 1 matt present, and wa* thee calmly and I dc£th.iauly t-UreriL—i by c-.any every i BgMMßil l 11111 l ■■ ■ ■ ’.one. lie men who igasd will mwt to morrow’lbr organisation, and scouts are are o®<Hy the people of the county ' to egMepp |ol|e place, in order to unite with oay;ps Uu# yva*t majority will. We shall Mart a small hall hero which wc hopt v by the pt it reach. Annapolis will be an avaopebe. The people here generally look appi Hick* ** an infamous traitor, land Bady toaerve under the suudord the feHow** head i* turn*l by the cleva- : tioii of position, by the applause and ap proval of hi* Wick Republican allies, and a deeire to disting tUh himself, a* Jack sou did (to compare small things with large,) by assuming responsibility. He thinks because he was nicknamed “old Oesar” when ho was constable down in : Dor Jiester county, (\s mashfT doj* in common phrase, are I * Called Pvmpe) , Scioto or Cxsar,) I that it is extremely consistent and becom ing to him to put hd the airs of the “migb- ■ i tiesl Julius.” Like a poor journeyman j tailor who having tied a baud of lia arouad hia head, to keep his hair out of I his eyes, began to think that the virile | list was a crown, and thereupon com-! nienced acting the king, much to the an- • noyunce of his brother journey men. I I read all his effusions with surprise, but when I road bis letter to Mr. Price, in which he put forth the braron nssump- j lion that Maryland bad spoken, and th* ■ people uf Marylan i ha 1 taken their stand against the calling of a Convention, when 1 nobody constitutionally authorized to speak had tpoken for our Slate; and only he had | iutcifi rod to prwi ct her from speaking. I confess my Hood boiled with indignation at the audacity of this “cutpurse of the ; nation aud the rule.” II , Planting Evergreen*. Transplanting evergreen tree* JiTers | very little from deciduous tree*. The * principal difference is iu the tinu. Ever greens should not be planted before the 15th or iOlh of Muvh, and if deferred to the first of April thu bolter, and the plant- ' iag may run into thesjeoud week iu May. ! Tuoy cm be set out with entire eertaintj I even when they have sprouted half an i iach. The different spruces, pine*, arbor vitses, Ac., will do well whore any com mon ipmj will grow, and bo b.l'ei i Satisfied with poor soil than drci<lu u> trees. Uat they must be well and firmly planted iu a large, carefully prepared bole, : and seta trifle deeper than th*v stood in i tb c nursery, where sometiaie** they stand very shallow, especially if tdiey have been transplanted there, for quick sales, which ! if frequently the casir They should b. j well slaked, that the ro-*ts may not be ( jarred by the spring winds, make a full broadside charge upon their unshed • f liage, while the grtiiud ia still m.dst . f<oat frost and spring rains. j The after culture of evergreens is all 1 important The wdl un lerneath tin j branches must be often stirred with an i iron rake or garden fork, and no gi\i*i o | • needt j*rmilted Ut gnne. liogs. hogs, j ehivkeus, much l*fcs cattle, muht not b . ui lowed in the cnclcsn re with the trees. are puiticulMidy injurious to young evergrcciM. aa l so are chicken* which j dust tbetuS'ivcs in the soft earth beneath) i the branches. The fine leave* once rub- ] bed off—ud thi* it is easy to. do—the) branch frequently dies, aud none othei ! ever sprouts to take its place. In selecting evergreens, bo particular j to take those* w hich are w-jII and uniformly j branched down to the ground, and rise in : pyramidal form. A dark color and tint, j branches are always the best. —German totem Tclrgmph. How ms.* Tlknku Orr.—A gentle-i 1 men had five daughters, all of whom he 1 brought up to become useful and respec table iluracter* iu life. These daughters { married one after another with the con- < sent of their father. Tho first married a man by the name of Poor, the second a[ 1 Mr. Little, the third a Short, the fourth a 1 Mr. Brown, the fifth a Mr. H r *gg. At I the wedding of the latter her sisters with , 1 their husband* were there, and the old 1 gentleman-said to hie guests: , 1 “I have taken paiua to educate wy i •laughters, that they might act well their ■ > part iu life, and from their advantage*j: and improvements, I fondly hop<;d that < they would do honor tu tuy family. I 1 < Snd that all my p*in*. care and experta- j • tiema have turned out nothing bat a Poor.! < Little, Short. Brown. Hog.” 1 -♦>• i A Poo* Woman's Iba or a Pike '< House. —Not long ago a destitute of £nn 11 walked into a brokers office, and in ave- j ry imnnuating tone begged for a little aid ' to support her starring family *‘\VUy : my gooi woutau.” eaid the comfort >u' looking gvullctnan to whom she addressed j her petition, ’ you ought to lake year; family and go to the j v: or bouse, instead j of lagging about the street* this way." | “Sure, yer honor,” be replied, **it* wouldn't be aisy feo go to a poor* r bouse! nor my own.” The rich man mid not | answer this clincher with anything lets 1 1 than two ahilliag*. as>d Noraft w nt ‘.‘jth wi'Ji * fbse. . Ax ArrETTt.vs IxctntxT.—Not many years -inev, say * Kraxer’a Magasiuc, “cer tain miner*, working far under ground, came upon the body of a poor fvllftw who had perished in the suffocating pit forty years before. Some chemical agent to which the body had been subjected—an agent prepared iu the laboratory of nature I ~ 'bad effectually arrested the progress of ; They brought it up to the surface, and for awbik. > u(l H omwwhUd away ; through exposure to the |t lay the image of a fine, sturdy young man. No convulsion had passed over the fice in death —the feature* were tranquil; the hair wa* black ns jet. No one recognised tho taev —a generation hod grown up since the day on which the miner went down hi* shaft for the last time. But a tot tering old woman, who had hurried from her cottage at hearing the news, came up. I and she knew again the faro which , through al! these years she had never quite fo.-gotten. The poor miner was to have Iwfen her huband tho Jay after that .on which he died. They w->ro rough people, of course, whf were looking on; a liberal education and refined feelings are not deemed essential to a mao whose work i* to gA up coal*, or even tin; but | there, were t.o drv eye* there when the gray-headed old pilgrim ci*t herself upon the } o.tihful corpee. and pnarcJ out to it* def var many words of endvat inent uuraC'l for forty years, [t wa* a touching con - trast— ,h- one so old. the other so young They had both been young these long years ago; but time had gone on with the living, and stood still with ihe dead. i War Ma. Botxlkk Rubrcd at* ITamds , —ln the year l&fs, when 3lr. Wise wa a candidate for Governor of this State, h > published an announcement of his in ten j tion to address the people of Bcrkelv j county at Martinsiburg. The discipliea of) i Saiu, who was a mighty man in those | time*, were exceedingly anxious that some! me should reply to Wi*c, and as Mr. j Bolder wa* then an aspirant for Cougrca-1 irioual honor*, it was thought not inappro priate to nit him against the “fearl*s fri-) of the people.” But fortunately for Mr, Bolder, and much to hta dviight. a* th* sequel a.ll show, a gentleman from M r\ hud oflVred tu take the job o 3 hi* haiivi*. For hn Waierity Maryland * gentleman received a complete sitinnitig. was regularly used up. and dissatisfied were lus frit-mis w:;tb the discussion, that i wv ha Vi li-.ird it At id, that not one of them accompanied hint to tho depot on his dv- ; parture, which tooit place very soon after ? rhe speaking was t-n led. Mr. Buteler] was a listener to the discussion. He I wrung his hands, he twisted and squirmed i in his star: hi> performances gave evidence i of e-taey or anguish, and from bU pecu liar conduct on the occasion. Mr. Wise j was led to believe that he was auxioua to ; "pilch in.” Metling Mr. Bot-der th-- next morning, lie addressed him Momcwhat lii ihe following language :— * Bolder, from the way iu which you were wringing your hand l * yesterday, during the discus .sian. 1 cmclu led that you wore anxious r u take a part iu i\.” Mr. Bolder replied. “Nothing wns farther from my thought*. / d-i n.uure you, Mr. Wise, One of rwv hand* wa* only congratulating the other that it was not in the soraDu.” * Rkmruy f?:i In-urowino Nails. —lt i* stated by a correspondent of the Mtdlcfd and Surgical Journal that a cauterisation with hot tallow if an immediate t-urti for j in-growing nail*. He says: “ihe patient on whom I tried this was! a young lady who had been unable to put on a -iboc for several months, and decided ly th worst case I had ever seen. The disease l*d been of long standing. The j edge of the nail was deeply undermined: | the grauuialions formed a high ridge, i partly covered the skin. %ud pus constantly j uosing from the root of the uaiL; the l whole t<c was sw-Hco. and extremely ten- J dcr and painful. My mode of proceeding, wa* this: I put a very small piece of tai low in a spyoii and heated it over a lamp! until it became very hot, dropping two or three drop*- between the nail and granula tions. The l-ffeet wa* almost magical Bain and tenderness were at oncerelcivoj. mid in a few day* the grsuulaiijn* wen ail gone, the disease*! .parts dry ana de*ii- ( tute of feeling, aud the e<lgo of the bail , exposed so &* to admit of being pared with- | ont any inconveftienoe. The cure wa* complete, and the trouble never returned, j I have tested this plan repeatedly atnee,! with the same satisfactory results. The | operation eansea little or uo pain, if the. tallow i* properly hooked.” . Wbbtrm* Founts.—“Do you support Abe Lincoln 7” “Nr*, sir!” “l‘ you snppori Doughs?” “N-. r!” “Da jo* support Be!! “N*, sir!** *T>o you support BrockiorWig* V “No. sir!” shoutoci the. ttercamer, “I sap-; p'.'rt Het*y and the children, and it’s migh-! r un 1 serewinw to gH along at that. tHth j vjrr, I * xa it r “To the American Psoni.”—Thu . | Boston Journal of yesterday bM done os , j the honor to wbino about oar syyoal to > the people of America. m' The summer sun of tbe departed i! year did not shine upon t counter to bap* i' py. o prosperous, ao free as NiMiachn i | setts. So MOW. invade* oar r : ©or property is protected, oar persons are 4 thee; bat the direst calamity which Frpvi j deuee to afflict the batman race baa “ fallen upon os, and we mm to mSmr fro •- (the horrors of eiril war. This is the hit ter bread of Republicanism. The Journal and its party hare led on a mad. - furious ' crusade against the South because they j hold slaves. It took various forum; some times as the freesoi! party —sometimes the form of the Chicago platform; but ii was always the same unreasoning, unreasons* hie abstraction—opposition to the South | because they held slaves. It began in the cant and hypocrisy the people of the North were holier fb .n the planters of the South, and had tho right in their immaculate purity to lecturo them from the pulpit, the lyceum, tho po ; | iitical stump and the party press upon th •ir sins against humanity. It is ending in the madness which i* [now plunging u* into civil war. But enough. —Baton Courier. Evil Company.— Sophroniua, a wise teacher of the po ple, did not allow bis daughters, even wh?o they were grown up. to associate with persona, whose lire* were not mortal and pure. “Father,” said the gentle little Eslalit one day when he had refused to permit her to go iu company with her brother, * ♦ I visit the frivolous Lucinda, “father, y* u . moat think it very weak and childish, win-* j you are afraid it would be dangerous to us : in visiting Lucinda.” J Withont saying a word, the father took ! a eoal from the hearth, and handed It to ' his daughter. **lt will not burn you n*y i child,” said he, “only take it.” | Eulalia took the coal, cad beheld b*T | tender white hand black; and without I :biu king touched her white dress and it was also blackened. “.Sec,” said BulaHn. somewhat dis pleased ai she loul&i at her bands and drew*, “one cannot be careful when ban king coals,” • * V*s truly.” s** r d "her fattier; “you sec. my child, ihnt the coal, even iKoug.i iit dul n>4 hum you, Imm ueverthtde*a blackened you I So is the of immoral persons.” How Tom was Cauoiit—One “of our : friend* sends u* the following anecdote lof a Maryland lady and her usgro ser vant The iady was unable to account ! for the great consumption of butter in th * family, and one day she followed a oe** ; purchase to the Iriteheu. in tru* to sec tl > cook’s friend, Tom, deposit one of t ! *.i rolls in hi* bat. and put it on his lies . Without seeming to notice it, she s*;t tbe conk, who was browning coffee ov*r the fire, on an errand, and desired Tom .i take her place. Not suspecting her ob ject, he readily complied. Presently, as j he stirred, a violent perspiration broke oul on him. “Btir away Tom,” said the lady, *or the coffee ail) burn!” “0., missus,” groaned Tom, ‘Tae so hot. E sweat so!” "Well, you do sweat, that’s a fact, but stir away !” Tbe perspiration now Wcem* too *tmng for Tom’s c-*ntro . and poured over bis face and eye* m | streams. Catching a smile on tbe lady h I face, hr dropped thr spoau. sxhiiaint. j "Ob. f nWr do so agin,” and i made a Ja.-h tor the door. Turn itii fully cured. ( T zs Albany Eincrio*.—The Albany Atlas and Argos says o{ tbo election ihno ! on i 1 rct-uiuid io a more and cn?- j phatic Iteinorrafic victory than was vrr i Hrfore achieved here. The ln*mocr s el*'ct tb-ir city ticktt by over 1 000 ma jority I They carry tbr Aldermen at I Supervisors in x of the ten wards—lst, 2*l. Ski. sth, 7th, nth and tbe AHenns < in th** 10th. This complc<c triumph bv largely increased majority—ju*t at tb ? moment when the Republican Aduiinistrn * tion has announced iis policy of precipitst ing tbe nation into a war—is a verdict significant of popular sentiment, and -f thn reaction wow netting in, which will sweep like a deluge over the’na. ScMPTranr Lams,—ln England, in the yvar it wan m>acted that “no lady or knight’s wife should have ro< j tbio one velvet or damask gown for tl h hUinoier; tbnt all ladies should wear rusl camlet throe days io tbe week. at. • •ier penalty of three shillings par day; ar. i that a surveyor shield examine the ladi wardrobes.” Just fancy swth nnarvuy * in ibefe days I •iw - - - i m Tun swtx Hots a JUnuttsKrarm*. —The mtft Boast of ft''pr*euts(ivu wi.l aland A4niinisuattvtt ICfo, Opp isitfon. &0. Blould f h Oppoettmu osrtj tbuu to*.-*>!< - ' * J *