Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, August 22, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated August 22, 1861 Page 1
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It serves to threw fresh light upon *he diabolical conspiracy of wbieb the present unhappy war is the legitimate fruit: Static Of South Carolina, ) Hjunqi; artmis, August 3d, 1 SGI . j I haye every reason, from information rcecived by me in the most confidential manner, (nut forbiding publication, how ever,) and through one very near the most intimate counsels of the President of the United States, to induce me to believe that the following article was submitted, as a proof-sheet, to Mr. Lincoln and hi* t'abuut; that a proclamation, in conform ity with its general views, was to be issi.- ed ; and that a change in the decision ot the Cabinet was made in one night, when exactly the contrary course was adopted. It ia asserted in this article, (which, in all probability, i a proof-sheet from a confi dential New York paper,) t hat if the Pres ident desired to excite and madden the whole North to i war of determination against slavery, and in favor of the abso lute plunder and conquest of the South, be had only to rcaolve that Major Ander sou and bis garrison at Fort Sumpter should perish, as it appears was well-known would have to be the ease. Major An derson and his men were to be used as fuel, to be thrown in to kin dle the flames of fanaticism. and to force the Northern people into a united war, which would give the abolition lead ers absolute control over the Government and country. What must be the feelings oft the civilised world, when it is known that the President of the United State* and bis Cabinet did bo act, and with a view expressly to carry out this policy of cxcit iugthe whole Northern mind ? Major Anderson had informed the for mer Administration that he could bold Fort Sumter; and. of course, if the ob ject of that Administration was to betray tbe Government into the hands of the Se ceesiouMls. as is charged in the article, toon Major Anderson must have been a party to tbe treason ; and if he informed the new President, on the 4th of March, I* if I# to be the esse, that he could not bold the Fort, then he acted out k* l Pffft folly I® tiding to place Mr. lineoln pud his Cabinet exactly where they preff, and to compel them to evac ®Me the fortress, or to use the garrison *s victims, to bf slaughtered on the un holy altar of blind fropticism pod mad faction. I know the feet from Mr. Idncofo’p umas friend and accred ited pgynt, Mr. Lemon, that the Preai drnft of the United Stoles professed td#*p Furl Sumter, and be Mr. icHgogt) actually wrote me. after it Rim fo Wfbifgton. that he would he busk in a few days to aid in that MM Major Anderson vps induced to pppeqft thp same thing, us bis notes to pnn prows. I know the foci that Mr. ilTox, of tbe IT. 11. Navy, after obtain ing P#BMM*# from me, upon the ex prgp gppasntee of a former gallant aaso t-i|to in the npvy, to visit Major Ander- PP9 “for 4hp pacific purposes/* planned thp pretended attempt to relieve and rein fta the garrison by a fleet, and that Ma jor Andean protested against it. I now b?Her2 that it w% all p scheme, and that Fox’# disgraceful expedition was JPtfel.9P> in concert with Mr. Lincoln, toouls jo delude tbe Northern public tojg fo Wirf that they intended to >us pnd protect Major Anderson, when, tft. wcorrting. to the article now puUpphed for Ibe first time, they decided to do o aneh thing, and acted'with the Ucliberate intention to let the garrison per ish. (hat they might thereby excite the Noato Ad rouse them to unite in this Maf mM sumftnaa) w. by which the dtsporpto and profligate leaders clan io fwfod fl9d lawless party might gratify thgir WgepuKP and lost of power over INLFMM puuufry. nnd amid the blind fgaftine of a maddened people. The document now published, and tip peculiar circumstances, show the ba il* and ■mot infamous motives that LEONARD TOWN. MD.. AUGUST 22. 18 J. bare ever actuated the rulers of any! people, except, perhaps, in the days of the French revolutastf, when history! shows that wholesale * murder was often 1 planned by insurrectionists in Paris, on- ! der the deliberate guidance sf malignant i . leaden, whose whole objects were uoi ► vcrssl plunder and murder, in order to; r exterminate one party and ride into pow i er themselves. A moment’s review of Ihe fi* of sr-i gument pursued in the article, will show I j that the policy finally adopted in regard r to Fort Sumter was intended and desir i! od by Mr. Lincoln and his advisers to r; lead to a war, not to be regulated by . the rules and usages among civilized and , enlightened people, but to one of rapine, . murder, and utter extermination of the rple against whom it was intended to wared, founded upon no principle of right, seeking not to rc-ettablish any | disputed authority, or accomplish any other object than to gratify a lust fur power and revenge. For the purpose of directly proving the motives and impulses of the United States Government in the inauguration of this ( war, it i* only necessary to make several j r j extracts from tha article in question, as j , i they will serve also to direct th * special at ; teulion of the public to those portions which most vividly prove the unhallowed pur- • (Hiecs of President Lincoln and his advi- ' sets. One of the chief ends of the article seems to have been the proof of treason ' j on the part of President Huchunan. and j 1 through all of it runs the oft-repeated “al- : tentative” left them by him. of “permit-! f ting M*jor Anderson and fats command to starve within fifteen days, or of igiioinin-1 iously abandoning it to a nest of traitors,” • ’ kc. This “alternative” is dwelt upon as * '•if to direct special utt n i.*u to it; and this ! ‘ I very “alternative** proves above all the] ' rest the purpose which they had hi view 1 1 when they adopted I li.* ir /*/.</ policy. If! 1 is argued, and very elaborately, too, that the purpose of President Lincoln was to •‘preserve peace”—aot to “make war”— “to protect the sacred Constitution” con fided to hia keeping—and to gain over, by hi* avowedly peaceful objects, those who 1 had defied that “Constitution” and broken its laws. It is asserted that President • Lincoln could not suppress the “tears” of | anguish which his signing tbe order for 1 the evacuation of Fort Sumter called forth; 1 and it is said, too, that he desired to “dis j charge his duty to humanity and yet ha ' has chosen to “discharge” that “duty” in ’; the singular way of resolving on a policy which, in his own words, he knew would 1 “raise throughout the mighty North a feeling of indignation, which in ninety 1 days would have emancipated every slave on the continent, and driven their wasters 1 into the sea.” ' The sacrifice was made ; Anderson and r his command were forced to become liable jas victims to fanaticism; Fort Sumter i was wrapt in flame*; and yet, forsooth, ’! they tell us that the only man who could 1 . have prevented it was “resolved to dis * I charge his duty to humanity,” and that r hia purpooc was “peace”—his aversion * “war.” llis “purpose” was changed, and he resolved to bring on this unhallow | ed war. It is a Government actuated with ' these feelings that we are to defend ottr : | selves against; it is (hit kind of war, then, '' that the people of the South are to meet; ■ and under these circumstances it becomes my duty to publish the article in question '■ for the information of the people of the Confederate States, and for the cool and 1 unbiased contemplation of the civilised i world. ‘ A war thus inaugurated—from such ( motives nnd under such cireutiiStaiioes— j surely can never meet with the favor of ' | Heaven. A people educated and trained 1 . up to constitutional liberty can never, for * ‘ *uy length of time, sustain such a war. | I F. W. Pickens l ' The following is the article referred to 1; in the Governor’s letter, and which was i { submitted to the Cabinet in the form of a j proof-sheet, but in consequence of a change j of policy, never pnblished. It is suppos ed to have been intended for a leading i New York journal—probably, The Times: \ t Abandonment of Fort Sumter Necessity Knmrs no Tsiw. —There arc period* in the history of nations and indi viduals when the force of even this pro- i. : verb is illustrated. The law. w rather i ' the demands of justice, self-respect, na- ;. ; tional honor, and the vindication of our I ; nationality in the eyes of Kuropc, all de- i maud that we should retain possession of. i ! Fort &umter at any and every sacrifice ; ■ and no man in this nation is more deeply | ; impressed with the paramount importance I |of so doing than is Abraham Lincoln, the ; < ' President of the United States. He feels ( | and recognizes his duty in the premises ;j j . but the Lsw of necessity -tens in, puts at! i defiance his wishes and his duty, and stern-! | ly forbids bis attempting to hold or relieve the noble Fortress so promptly snatched | Iro** l ton hands of the Rebels and Traitors I of Charleston by tbe timely action of Ma jor Anderson. Buchanan and him traitor ( 1| Cabinet h*d deliberately planned the rob omg of our aracnals under the superiu- i >. tendencc of, and with the connivance of 1 I the miserable fellow Floyd, whose pc**- . trail wow bangs so conspicuously In M Rflffttea’ Gallery of our city police, nui WM all know, that when Major Anderson tsolr possession of Fort Sumter. Pfcsyd debum-1 ded its restoration to Ibe Rebels, aud : Buchanan actually yieldofi to tbe deosMai. until threatened with danger 7 to Us petto# if be ventorixl open any auob nctoftreiwb by management and fineaae what bo bnd I not the courage to do openly. Ho ac cordingly refused to permit the fort to be reinforced as it could have been in there day* with the necessary men and tor< s to enable it to hold out for a year at least against any force which could be brought against it, ami it was not antU after Mor ris Island had been fortified, that he sanc tion'd the abortive attempt at succor wade by the Star it/ the 11 ; and even coun termanded that order before it was carried into effect. From Christinas until the fourth of March, the traitors and rebels of Charles , ton and the Cotton States received every countenance and supjmrt from Mr. Buc hanan which could be afforded them; and j when he retired from office on the 4th in stent, he gloated over the conviction that jh had fostered rebellion and (reason un til they had become so rampant that they were beyond tbe control of his successor.. ! And the one great source of his glorifica tion was, that Fort Sumter was without provisions, and that of necessity, the gar l rison must surrender from starvation be : fore it would be in the power of the He- I publican Administration to relieve and re inforce it. Of course, Abraham Lincoln I could know nothing of this treason, and when in his inaugural he spoke f oceu ! pying the public forts and collecting the j revenue, he little dreamed that his prede- I eessor had treasonably arranged to make the abandonment of Fort Sumter a politi cal necessity. He was soon apprised, however, that the treason of his predeces sor .had cunningly devised for him the most serious mortifications that could be inflicted, and that he bad presented to him the alternative of permitting Anderson and ilia command to starve or promptly to withdraw them, and tgnonilnionsfy per mit the fort to fail into the bands of (he rebels. To reinforce the garrison or to supply them with provisions, are equally impossible, because Mr. Buchanan and bis associate traitors designedly refused to do so while it was in their power to do it and compelled the commandant of the fort quietly to permit the construction of works in his immediate vicinity and under the range; of his guns, which would effectually prevent his being relieved when an honest man assumed the Government on the 4th of March. Buchanan's final act of treason bos Inkid consummated. He prevented the late Congress passing a law giving power to the Executive to call for volun-1 teers to occupy and recapture the pubKe forts and arsenals, and be designedly left I Fort Sumter in a position which renders 1 relief physically impossible without an ur-1 my of from ten to twenty thousand men,' and the employment of a naval force grea- ! ter than we can command; and be and his I myrmidons now ezultingly and tauntingly my to the Republican President, “Do your I worst. We have designedly withheld from you tbe means of relieving and bold ing Fort Sumter, and we invite you to the pleasing alternative of permitting An derson and bn command to tthtcrt with in fifteen days, or of ignominioady aban doning it to a neat of traitors and rebels I whom we have nursed into existence as I the only certain mode of destroying toe Republican party.” Sub are the simple facts of (he ease u they are presented to the new President upon his assuming the reins of Govern- 1 meut; and we speak advisedly and from ! I knowledge when we say, that while the country has been wickedly made to be- i ! lieve that the time of the Administration ! has been occupied with toe disposal of! offices, four fifths of all the hours spent in ' consultation by the Cabinet have been de- ; voted to the consideration of the all-tin-! portent question—how to save Fort Sum-; ter and avert from the Government the dishonor of abandoning it to the misera ble traitors who for months have been : in open rebellion against the authority of the Government? Generals Scott and Totten, and all the military and naval chief* at Washington, have been con sulted; every plan which military science could conceive or military daring suggest, I has been attentively considered amr ma- ' turely weighed, with a hope at least that | the work, of the traitor Buchanan was not so complete as he and his associates sup posed. But all in vain. There stands • the isolated, naked fact —Furt Sumter ' cannot he reiiered because •/ the treason the late Ailtniu i*tnitum: ami Majt r Ander son and his com iwind must jtcrish by star vation unless trithdrutcn. What, then, is to be done? Could the President leave them to starve ? Cut H<>nof Would the sacrifice of a hand-! ful of gallant men to the treason of thievea and rebels, have been grateful to their countrymen? But, says the indignant yet though lies* patriot, “think of the hu

miliation and dishonor of abandoning Sumter to tbe Rebels I” We Jo think of 4 !|kftod !t * re Ike httr IP"* 8 Wowghl spot ike country I Wf^ e Preeiieel who has just re- { wjijflP *• Wbwatland to gknl ever kia eon-1 ww arc asenr-d, ■&Ma a1... & t,_. m • pa arneo adtmmb Imp was i MPWI to field kia reluctant consent ■HjIPMI hwmiliating concession to sue- i QpH.IMPi, h oM jfc* attempt to' Wpto* i torrw and “tears which Hi ! called forth. Dot he had no alternative. l j "NecemUg knotrt no la*," and to aave the lives of the gallant men who have so' kmg held Fort Sumter against an over whelming force of heartless traitors and ' wicked and unprincipled rebels, whose ■ treason has been steeped in fiand and theft, vulgarly known as “Southern chivalry,” the President of the United States, in the discharge of a duty to i humanity, has signed the order for the evacuation of Sumter. ! Had war, not peace, been his object— * ' nd he desired to raise throughout the! | mighty North a feeling of indignation, ! j which in ninety days would have ciuanci-1 j piled every slave on the continent .and ■ driven their masters into the sea, if needs b—he had only to have said; “Let the garrison of Fort Sumter do their duty and perish beneath its walls, and on the heads of the traitors and rebels of the slavery J propagandists be the consequences.'’ Mcb a decision would have carried Joy to the bosoms of Phillips and Harrison , and their fanatical associates, who so justly consider abolitionism and disunion i synonymous; but it would have brought i ; upon the country such scenes of horror as ; the mind shrinks from contemplating, i Verily, the blood of the martyrs would . have been the seed of “negro enmneipa j tion.” For every patriot soldier thus | sacrificed to the revival of the African slave trade and the establishment of a j hideous slavcoeracy at the South, ten 1 thousand ftegro slaves would have been emancipated, and as many of their mas ters been driven into the ocean to ex piate their crimes on earth. But Mr. Lincoln desired to rouse no such feeling of revenge among the peo ple of the Free States. He knew— no man knew better—that he bad but to hold on tj Fort Sumter agreeably to th,‘ plainly expressed will of the people and leave its gallant garrison to the fate pre ; pared for them by rebels and traitors, to ensure an uprising which would at ■ once have wiped out slavery from the 1 ! f the country, and with it, all en- j ; gaged in the atrocious rebellion against I | the Government. But his purpose is i Peace, not War. Ilis object is to res-, i tore, to rebuild, and to preserve the i Government, and the Constitution which ; enacted it; and his great aim is, while maintaining the Constitution and enforc ing the laws, to bring back good men to | their allegiance, and leave the thieves and j rogues, and braggarts, who compose the j great mass of the rebels, under the <*tg women of “Soutbe.n Chivalry,” to the uninterrupted enjoyment of iheir own pre cious society and the reflections which time must awake even in them. lie is mindful of his oath “registered in Hea ven,” to preserve the Constitution and enforce the laws; and be feels that his mission is to reclaim and not extinguish; j r meat assuredly he could have left; Fort Sumter to its fate; and that fate' would have been speedy, certain, and absolute annihilation to the traitors now in rebellion against the Government, and to the Very existence of the institution of slavery on the American eoutnent. But ' he has been faithful to bfa oath of office! I and to the Constitution; and by yielding to (he necessity of the case and listen- j i * n S the cry of humanity, slavery has , had accorded to it its last victory over freedom and the Constitution of the United Slates. I The deed has been accomplished; the, | sacrifice has been made; traitors and re -1 hekj are again triniuphant; and the Stars I Stripes are again to be dishonored j | in the sight of the nation and of astonish-' cd Kuropc. The flag of the Union is to ;be pulled down, and the bloody banner j of pirates, freebooters, rebels and traitors, I is to be run up to wave triumphantly' over Sumter and be saluted from bun-1 I dreds of guns in the rebel camp, amid ; the cheers of thousands whose sensch’ss fasconade aud braggadocio vauntiugs. j ave long since disgusted brave men and honest citiaeus. And yet, ice approve the .A traitor President rendered ill a heceuitg; and humanity demanded that ! Abraham Lincoln should sacrifice all per- . sooal feelings, and gracefully yield to that necessity and the deliberately planned treason upon which it is based. Ilis coun trymen will sustain him in this discharge of an humiliating but an imperative duly; but with him they feel that tbe account is now closed will* treason. There U nothing now to yield to trators—noth ing more to sacrifice in order to give to slavery and the slave trade the order of . nationality. la future, tbe President of i Ihe United States has only laws to en- i force ami a Constitution to sustain; and < woe be to them who thwart him in the i performance of bis duty, ami to himself, j if he dare to shrink from the performance ( , of bis whole duty. .. Meeting of the Democratic State Central Cbmmittaa. | At a meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee, for the State of Mary land. held in the city of Baltimore, on | Thursday the 15th dav of August, 1861, ; the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted: | Hlenwi, a large majority of die mem ; Urs of hath branches of the Legislature wfi f Maryland have recommended to tbe citi sens of this State, who arc opposed to tbe present war and in favor of peace, to or ganize themselves in District. County and State Conventions, for the nomination and election of suitable candidates for Gover nor and other State officers, to be elected under the provisions of the Constitution during the coming fall; and that the County conventions in furtherance of the foregoing shall elect and send to the State 1 Convention as many members as each; County is entitled to in both branches of j the Legislature of Maryland, and that said convention do meet in the City of Balti more on the 10th day of September proximo. I And whereas the State Democratic Central Committee believing that the pre sent lamentable crisis in the affairs of this country involves considerations paramount to any of the political issues that have! ever divided the people of Maryland or of the nation, and that it challenges the best I efforts of every patriot heart for the res toration of that peace and prosperity which prevailed throughout the States up-to the period of the inauguration of the ad minis i tration of Abraham Lincoln. Therefore. 1. tie wired, That the State Democratic Central Committee deem it inexpedient to recommend to their den.o.'i'atic fellow ; citizens to organize the democratic party the coming Fall for the purposes of party nomination, but most heartily concurring in the resolutions adopted by the members of the legislature of Maryland, respectful ly recommend to those they represent to co-operate with the peace men of the State according to the spirit of said resolutions. 2. Jletoftrtl, That inasmuch as tl|c members of the Legislature have omitted to indicate periods for holding District and County lueelings, and as that body will not again convene in advance of the meet ing of the Convention propo c 1 to bo held on the lOth of September proximo, to enable them to act with reference to said omission, tbe Contra! Committee respect fully recommend that District meetings and City Ward meetings bo held at the I usual places for holding primary meetings on Thursday, the 2Shh day of August, at i.l o'clock, 11.I 1 . M., to elect delegates to the j City Convention and to the County Co; - i vent ion, as the ease may be; which Con- I vent ions shall assemble at the usual placts for bolding Conventions in their respective counties, ami in the city, on Thursday, the sth day of September, at 11 o'clock. A. M.. to elect delegates to the aforesaid State Convention. J. VANS ANT, Chairman. J. Malcolm, Secy. —■ ■ ■ ■ ■■ A PROCLAMATION Whereas, A joint Committee of both Houses of Congress* has waited on the Presidcut of the United States, and re . quested him to * ‘recommend a day of pub | lie humiliation, prayer and fasting to be ' observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fofVenl supplications to Almigh ty God for the safety and welfare of these States; his blessing on their arms and a speedy restoration nf peace.” ' Aud whereas, it is fit and becoming in X 1 ! ptopl •, i.t a’l times, | acknowledge! 1 aud revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to his 1 eha-tisciueiits; to confess and deplore their ■ sins aud transgressions, in the full convic- j tion that the fear of the Lord is the begin ning of wisdom, ?nd to pray with all fer vency and contrition for the pardon of their past offences, and for a blessing upon their present aud prospective action— Aud whereas. When our own beloved country, once, by the blessing of God, j united, prosperous, and happy, is now af dieted with faction and civil war, it is pe culiarly fit for us to recognize the baud of 1 God in this terrible visitation and in sor- | rowful remembrance of our own faults and crimes as a nation, and as individuals, to , humble ourselves before him, and to pray i 1 for his mercy—to pray that wc may be 1 speared further punishment, though most justly deserved; (hat our arms may be blessed and made effectual for the re-.s- i tablUbmeut of law, order and peace throughout the wide extent <f our conn- 1 try; aud that tbe inestimable boon of Aril aud religious liberty, earned under his ! guidance aud blessings by the labors and 1 suffi rings of our fathera may be restored . in all its original excellence: i Therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln. Presi dent of t e United States, do appoint the last Thursday in September next as a Jay ( of humiliation, prayer, aud fasting, for ail i the people of the nation. Aofl I do ear- I nestly recommend that aH the people, amd < espeically to all ministers and teachers of religion, of all denominations, aud to all: heads of families, to observe and keep i that day. according to their several creeds aud mod* sof woiship. in all humility. < NO 33 and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of.tbe nation may ascend to the throne ofvCSraoe, end bring down plentiful blessings upon our country. I In testimony whereof I here <s.h. > hereunto set my hand and aeal ( w-'j and caused lie seal of the United Sates to bo fcffixod.this 12tb day pendeucc of the United States of America the sixty eighth. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. . By the President : William 11. Seward. Secretary of Stile. History. —The “future historian" of America, when he comes to write the chapter on the rebellion of 1861, will do justice and consign to infamy, the names of those persons who assembled in New York, in April, to consider the subject of superseding President Lincoln, before he was six weeks in office, and of establishing a Provisional Govcrnmont. The men who attended that gathering were Republicans, and of that branch of the party who have now much to say about “traitors.” They went so fur as to name the man who was t > supercede the President; and they deputed one of the party editors to feel tho public pulse. The editor sent forth the fetder, in tho form of a proposition to overthrow the President. We exposed and d< nouuced this treasonable conduct at the time ; but the propositions of the con spirators were so monstrous, that the people were unwilling to believe them of more moment than an outburst of excite ment incident to the fall of Fort Sumter. We now re-ass rt that a meeting was held in New York in April last, and tho question of the overthrow of President Lincoln was discussed. Let the man who has it in his mind to write the history of the rebellion, gather the facts. Wc cal) attention at this time to these facts, because we notice much scold ing in certain of the New York journals because the Democrats of New York ami Ohio hare declined the Republican invi tation to dissolve the old nations! party. <— This is all.—/foaflyw Cuaritr, 14 th. A Word to tiik North. —The London Saturday Krrirw, of tin; tJOrh July, iu commenting upon the civil war in Ameri ca. says : “With three or four hundred thousand men, and with the command of the soi. the Northern Government nr.y threaten the Gult coast of the Confederation wi li mit weakening ibe main armies in Virgin ia and on the Mississippi. Like Napoleon in 1812, the invader is stronger in num bers and in organization, but the Ameri cans of the South are strangely degenerate if they are easier to subdue than the serf population of Russia. If an unforeseen conquest is nevertheless achieved, the difficulty of admiuiiiitftering a hostile pro vince will be even more insuperable than the dangers of the war. Wh.t.ver may be the issue of the conflict, it will leave hundreds of thousands of armed men to b? disbanded, and some of them will have acquired that exclusive lasc for their pro fession which i common to veterans.. Tiik Ancestors or Gkn. Bkal'kko ird. —We copied an account the other from the Counter, of Canada, stating that lien. Beauregard was of Canadian descent. The following, from a correspondent of the Courrur dr Ktat* Cuts of New York, denies it Ho says; 1 have before me your cxe Hunt paper of this day’s issue, in which tln-re appears an article entitled “The Ancestors of G n. Beauregard,” taken from the Odre of Montreal. Permit me to inform you that it is an error on ih* put <f that journal, that the grandfather of General Beauregard was a Kuropeau, and that ho never even visited Canada. There are, in the Stale of Lonfoian. two families of Beauregards-r-tbat of the Toutant Beauregards and that of the Brosc Beauregards. These two families are allied to each other, and are by no means of Canadian origin. The further of Gen. Beauregard wa the grandson of the Baron Beauregard, and was named Joqiies TouLint Beaure gard. His luoih -r was the daughter of the Chevalier de Reggio, descended from the Italian ducal family of Roggio. An old lady wishing to show her min ister how smart her son was. introduced him; “This is my sou John—J >bu, blow your nose.” Jtdf A toper, in a dlrcu.ssion with a temperance lecturer, asked, “if water rots your boots, what effect must it have ou the coats of your stomach.'* MZT Many public men consider them selves the pillars of the Slate, who are more properly the catterpil lars of the State, reaching the high position only by crawling. Gov. Sprague of Rhode Island will not retnrn to the seat of war. The President offered him promotion, but be declined it.

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