Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 14, 1864, Page 1

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Ifoitittgfpi Ml ffsutlari VOL. IV. Washington JStandaitd. 19 ISStTBD VVBRT SATURDAY MORNING Ht JOBS HILLER MURPHY, Editor and Proprietor. Subscription Rates: per annum... ♦""•2 iX « sit month* * 00 Single copies*• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•• IS VARIABLY IS ADVASCB. AdvertMaff Rates: Oae *q«are, one insertion ij JJ Rich additional inMrtion J «} Buiiaeii cards, per quarter ® ou CT A. liberal deduction will be made in faror of thoie who advertlM four square*, or upward*, by the year. (CT Leg*l notices will be charged to the attorney or fficcr, authorising their insertion. XT Advertisements sent from a distsnce, and tran ent notices, must be accompanied by the cash. (CT Notice* of birth*, marriage* and death* imerted free of charge. Ijy All communications, whether on busine** or for publication, must be addressed to the editor of the WASHIKOTOX STANDARD. CT Blanks, billheads, cards, bills of fare, posters, programmes, circulars, catalogues, pamphlets, etc., ex ecuted at reasonable rates. OFFICE— In Barnes's building, corner of Main and Fint streets, near the steamboat landing. A YANKEE NOTION.—An American capi talist came to me not many months since, s ivs a sculptor, and opened the conversation by saying: " Sir, your name is Robson." I admitted ray name was Robson. " And you are a statuary," said he. I admitted this fact, also, substituting sculptor. " Sir," con tinued he," I will give you a commission." I bowed, and begged him to bH seated. " Rob sod, sir," said he, drawing a paper from his Cocket, "I am a remarkable man. I was orn in the environs of Boston city, and began life by sailing matches at five cents the bunch. lam worth, at this moment, one million of dollars." 1 bowed again, and said I was glad to bear it. " Sir," he went on to say, •« how I aimed that million o' dollars—how from selling matches I came to running of errands; to taking care of a hoss; to trading in dogs, to'iaccus, cottons, corns and sugars ; and how I came to be the man I am, you'll find made out on this paper, dates and facts correct. Sir, it is a very remarkable statement." I replied that I had no doubt of it, but that I bad no doubt of it, but I could not quite see whit that had to do with the maiterin hand. "Sir," said my capitalist, "everything. I wish, sir, to perpetuate tnyname. You have nvery pretty thing, sir, here in Rome—a pillar wiih a procession twisted up all around it, and a figg-*r up at the top. I think you <c ill it Trojan's column. Now, Robson, sir, 1 wish you to make mo one exactly like it— samn higlit, sunn size, and money no object. You shall re-present my career in all my va ri-nus trades a twisting round the column, beginning with the small chap selling matches at five cents the bundle, and ending a full length figger of ine on the summit, with one hand thus, in my bo-soni, and other uu der my coat-tails I" A YANKKK DKVICE. —One of peculiar slab tided, gaunt Yankees lately emigrated and settled diwn in the West. He was the very picture of a mean man, but as he put himself to work in good earnest to get his house to rights, the neighbors willingly lent him a liaod. After he had got everything fixed to his notion, a thought struck hiin that he had no chickens, and he was powerful fond of sucking raw eggs. He was too honest to steal them, and too mean to buy them. At last a thought struck him, he conld borrow. He went to a neighbor, and thus accosted him: " Wal, I reckon yer hain't got an old hen nor nothin', you'd lend me for a few weeks have yon neighbor f" 41 1 will lend you one with pleasure," re plied tke gentleman, picking out the very finest in his coop. The Yankee took t.:e hen home, and then went to another neighbor and borrowed, a dozen eggs. He then set the hen, and in due eonrse of time she batched out twelve chickens. The i'snkwe was again puuled, he could return the ben, bnt how waihe to return the eggst Another idea— and who ever saw a live Yankee without one ? —he would keep the hen until ahe laid a dozen. Thib he aid, and then returned the hen and eggs to their respective owners, re marking as he did so: " Wall, I reckon I've got as fines dozen of ehickens as ever yon laid eyes on, and they didn't cost me a cent nuther." AN IMMBNSB GUN.—On February Uth, a Rodman gun, of 80-inch core, and iotended to fire a 1,000-pound shot, waa cast successfully •t Fort Pitt Foundry, Pittsburg, Pennsyl vania. The length ot the rough casting is 26 feet its maximum diameter 66 inches i and its weight 180,000 pounds. ' The length of |he finished gun will be 20 feet and 3 inches; "•maximum diamtter 64 inches; and its weight 115,000 pounds. The diameter of the Hugh casting at the mussle will be 4 feet, *nd that of the finished gun at the mutzle 34 inches. The whole length of the bore is 210 inches. It is supposed that this gun will nave a range equal, at leaat, to the 15-inch guos. It is expected to be ready for use in the latter part of May. Lf The Prince of Walea haa a very fair ■tart in the world for a young man. Hia Cornwall estate haa yielded 83,500,000, his landed property gives an inoome of 9125,000. Parliament votes him 8500,000 a year while hit mother Uvea, beaidea $250,000 for Mrs. Wales to spend. Add to thia a very pretty wife, and a good prospect of being King of England some day, and the prince can be considered "forehanded." OFFICIAL. LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES Passed at tKs Third Session of M« Tkxrty-Stvmth Congrtes. [PCBLIO—No.I2.] AN ACT reviving the grade of Lieutenant General in the United States army. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representativei» of the United States of Amer ica in Congress assembled, That the grade of lieutenant general be and the same is here by revived in the army ol the United States; and the President is hereby authorized, when ever he shall deem it expedient, to appoint, by and with the consent of the Senate, a Lieutenant Goneral, to be selected from among those officers in the military service of the United States, not below the grade of major general, most distinguished for cour age, skill, and ability, who, being commission ed as lieutenant general, may be authorized, und-»r the direction, and during the pleasure of the President, to command the armies of the United States. See. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Lieutenant General appointed aa hereto fore provided shall be entitled to pay, allow ances, and staff specified in the fifth section of the act approved May twenty eight, seven teen hundred and ninety-eight; and also the allowances described in the sixth section of the act approved August twenty-three, eigh teen hundred and forty-two, granting addition al rations to certain officers : Provided , That nothing in this act contained shall be con structed »n any w«y to effect the rank, pay, or allowance of Winfield Scott, Lieutenant General by brevet, now on the retired list of the army. APPROVED, Feb. 29. 1864. —No. 13.] AN ACT to extend the time for the withdraw- al of goods from public stores and bonded ware-houses, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Representatives of the United States of Ameri ca in Congress assembled , That all goods, wares, and merchandise, now in public stores or bonded warehouses, on which duties are unpaid, and which shall have been in bond more than one yenr, and less than three years, -at the time of the passage of this act, may be entered for consumption, and the bonds can celed at any time before the first day of Sep tember next, on payment of duties and char ges according to law; and that atl nets and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby re pealed. This act to take effect from and af ter its passage. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted , That the term " license," iu the first proviso to the fifteenth section of the act entitled "An act increasing temporally the duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved July four teen, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, shnll b» held to extend to all vessels authorized by law to engage in the coasting trade, whether sailing under register or enrolments and li censes. r- APPROVED, Feb. 29, 1864. [PUCLIC —No. 14.] AN ACT to authorize the appointment of a warden of the jail in the District of Colum- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, some suitable person to be warden of the jail in the District of Columbia, who sSall hold his office for the term of four years, and who shall receive an annual salary of sixteen hundred dollars, which shall include all fees and emoluments. And said warden shAlI annually, in the month of November, make a detailed report to the Secretary of the In terior. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Mid warden ahsll have the exclusive su pervision and control of the jails in said Dis trict, and be accountable for the safe-keeping of all the power and discharge all the duties heretofore legally exercised and discharge over said jails and (he prisoners therein by the marshal of the said District. See. 3. And be it further enacted, That the warden of the penitentiary in Mid District, a port the order of the Supreme Court of said Diatriet or the Secretary of the Interior, aball transport all convict*, sentenced to imprison ment beyond the limit* of said District to th« place of confinement, receiving therefor the actual expenses of himself, guard, and of each convict. And in caae of absence or other dis ability of said warden, the warden of aaid jail, having the custody of said convicts, aball, upon order as aforesaid, transport them to the place of confinement, receiving there for the compensation aforesaid. Sec. 4. And be it Jurtker enacted, That said warden shall, before entering upon the the duties of the office, execute to the United States a bond for the faithful performance of the duties thereof in th« penal aum of five thousand dollars, with sureties to be approved by some judge of the Bupreme Court of said District. See. 5. And be it further enacted, That all acta and parts of acta eoming in conflict with the provisions of this act be and the same are nereby repealed. APPROVED, Feb. 29, 1064. iy It ia affirmed that there wis a great deal ofjqf-glirig in Coagreea about the whis key tax. ty What a hog Brigham Toung is, to have so msny sprre " ribs."— Leu. Democrat, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 14,1864. The Chicago Tribune hsa the following: "Early Inst week several of the rebela were seized with a mania for kite flying. Pine sticks, paper, and paste were in requisition, and soon a half score of six-cornered kites were ready to take a sail. Flying kites is a harmless amusement, and the Colonel Com manding remembering how in his boy hood he used to stand on the village common and gate at his own kite as it wandered heavenwards, was not disposed to deprive the poor fellows, shut in from the world, seeing nothing beauti ful unless it is above tbem, of any enjoyment they might derive from such a recreation. So towards evening of the first day the re bel kites were permitted to rise. Aw»j off southward and upward they floated till they were mere specks in the sky. Federal aud re bel enjoyed the sight for half an hour and then the kitea were 'wound down.' The next evening the kites flew again, but unfortunately the string* of two or three broke, and they went tumbling on towards the south. No suspicion yet. The next morning the kites again floated, and the strings again broke. " Something strange in that," thought the colonel aloud to his officers. " When the next string breaks order a soldier to follow the kite, and we'll see what ails the cord." Soon a string snapped ; away went the kite, and away went tue soldier alter it. It dropped in a field a mile and a half away, and the soldier found it, and in its tail he also found a letter addressed to a certain Chicago copperhead! What the contents of the letter were, or to whom it was directed, we are not informed, but it is known that it furnished a clue to the plot. The envelope contained two letters, neither of which criminated the person to whom it was directed. One to Hon. So and so, Louisville, Kentucky, and promised him the everlasting remembrance and gratitude of the " oppressed Southern people," but nei ther he nor the Kentucky man will ever re ceive the note —the latter will receive some thing else before long. It was supposed that somebody was sta tioned at a convenient point, from which, af ter nightfall, he could readily reach the runa way kite and secure thriftier. It was a pretty plot, indeed. But the reb els will have to devise a more ingenious pos tal scheme than this if they wish to get th« start of the post commandant. The only effect of the discovery has naturally been to increase the vigilance of the garrison. AN ELVSKUM ON ELRTH. —We all love to read of such places, and hero is the traveler'* description ot Batavia, in the island of Java: •' Batavia is a brilliant specimen of Oriental splendor. The houses—which are as white as snow—are placed one hundred feet back from the stieet. the intervening space being filled with trees, literally alive with birds and every variety of plants and flowers. Every house has a piazza in front, and is decorated with pictures, elegant lamps,cages, etc., while rocking chairs, lonnges and ottomans, of the nicest descriptions, furnish luxurious accom modations for the family who sit here morn ings and evenings. At night the city is one blaze of lights and lamps. The hotels have grounds of eight or ten acres in extent around them, covered with fine shade trees, with fountains, flower-gardens, etc. Indeed so nu merous are the tree* the city almost resembles a forest. The rooms are very high and spa cious, without carpets, and but few curtains. Meals are served np about the same as in first class hotels in the Unitfcd States, although the habita of living are quite different. At day light, coffee and tea are taken to the guest's room, and then again at eight o'clock, light refreshments. At twelve o'clock, breakfast is served, and at seven, dinner. Coffee and tea are always ready, day and night. No business is done in the street in thr middle of the day, on account of the heat. The nights aod mornings are cool and delightful; birds are singing all night. The thermometer stands at about eighty-two degrees through out the yesr. The island of Java contains a population of tea thousand. The ialand abounds in tigers, leopards, anacondas, and poisonous insects of all kinds. The finest fruits in the world are produced in great pro fusion." ANOTHER CONFEDERATE GROWL.—OUT ragevus -This morning the butchers of IhU city pat up the price of beef to three dollars a pound. When will their avaricious dis positions be satisfied f How can the people stand to be thus ground dowb ? There is no necessity or reason for the advance, and some steps should be taken to lower the fig ures. It can be done, tad should be at >nce.— Atlanta Appeal. i -i »t _ - What would the Appeal nj to our batoh ns, who tbie morning put the price of beef jour dollars a pound! We are an enter* prizing people here and are determined to keep ahead— in prices/—Wilmington Jour. HBI' I !■ 'J. We oondole with oor Atlanta and Wilming ton friends, but we can't sue how it Could bo otherwise, when three-fourths of the people seem indisposed to have more money than they hare got. We bare no such troubles on the beef question in Raleifh; for, to the best of our knowledge and belief, it baa been nearly a month since there was any of the article in the market We hare, however, a pretty good supply of otber luxuries, such as potatoes, peas, rice, a little bacon, and so on—enough, too, We trust, until more more ie made.— Raligh Progreet. QT In Cincinnati, last week, a wealthy Quaker refuaed to give any money to aid the war, but said there *'» a loose tIOO note at his office, which the committee might find. Rebel " Kite-Flying. Our Duty to Loyal Southerners. A party of loyal Texans, attempting to escape to our lines, were lately almoat en tirely destroyed in the Kenosha Valley, and all the roads are reported aeenrely guarded to prevent escaping. On the other hand our prisoners who broke away from Richmond report that eighteen men were confined at Castle Thunder for attempting the life of Jeff. Davis. These facts show how deadly and complete the terror of the South ia, and in dicate that there ia but one way to release the people, which is the absolute occupation of the country. However deluded the peo ple, of the Slave States may have been, how ever intense their hatred to the Yankees and the "Lincoln despotism," they have long since seen that the rebellion is a ghastly failure. It has succeeded in nothing but the entire ruin of the country in which it rages. Its utter futility and bald folly are now evi dent to the dullest devotee of slavery, and its acts will henceforth be those of ferocity and desperation. Meanwhile the fate of the hapless Union men within the area of the rebellion is one of the greatest tragedies of history. Marked, insulted, outraged, murdered, their country is a hell to them, and their only hope of sal vation lies in the stalwart arms and alrong hearts of their fellow-citizens at the North. It is in this view that the conduct of certain members of Congress and newspapers in the loyal States is not only contemptible but vir tually criminal. When, for instance, a man says there is a tendency to placn us at the North under a similar terror to that of the South, and that between a Davis despotism and a Lincoln despotism there is very little to choose, he says and implies what he knows to be false. He deliberately mocka the bit ter agony of the loyal men at the South, and by so doing does what he can to destroy the popular support of the Government of the United States, he conspires with Benjamin, Cobb, Wigfall, and the rest of the wretched rebel crew, to shed the innocent blood of faithful citizens. At this moment to be a Copperhead is to be infamous. It is to sus tain the men in Kenoha Valley, and elsewhere to murder escaping loyal Texans. It is to en courage the soldiers of Lee, Longstrcet, and Johnson to hold out. It is to say to the doubting, hoping, fearing slavfs, " Your chains shall be riveted again." It is to he friend treason, to foster anarchy, to betray liberiy. If these truths were borne constantly in mind the Copperheads would be made to feel the weight of social obloquy mure heavily than hitherto. The plea of an honest differ ence of opinion is inadmissible. If a man be honestly a rebel, let him take that position. If he be unconditionally for the country and the Government, let him stand earnestly by them. If he vociferate that he is for them, and by all he says and does incessantly cheers the rebels and disheartens loyal men, let him expect and receive the consideration due to the basest falsehood.— llarper* Weekly. NEGRO VOTlNG. —Taking the action of the Deraocatic parly heretofore, aa an index, there is little doubt that the party at present would be in favor of conferring upon negroes ali the rights of of citizenship, provided their votes could be relied npon far the Democratic ticket. Whenever they have had the right, it has almost aniversally been at the hands of that party. In fact many prominent Demo crats have prided themselves in being radical on the rightaof" free person of color." Wheu there hss been sny prospect. Democrats have shown themselves as eager to catch negro votes aa any " Abolitionist" could be. The Yrtka Jorunal says: "We have seen them in early times driving up hali'-breed Mexicans who were no whiter or better than negroes." They liaye bnt to carry their principles a lit tle further to claim the votea of this class, on the ground of being next of kin. |y Joseph Scbofield, an Englishman by birth, but an adopted citisen of the United States, now residing in lowa, and who justly beaata of having two sona in the army, one of whom baa just reCnliated to fight for the flag of his country, sends bis annual subscription to the Sciutiifie American for another year, and closes his letter with the following re* marka: " The traitor coat of arms conaista of a flea, a fly, a magpie, and a tide of baton. Explanation: a flea wilt bite either the quick or toe dead; so will 4 traitor. A fly • blows,' corrupts, and contaminate* all it comes in contact with 5 so win • t-aitor. A magpie la alwaya chattering, tabling, and lying; so is a traitor. A side of bacon is never cured till it is hung ; neither is in traitor." * 17 Yankee ingenuity it equal to anything. An ice merabant ia Waltham, Maaa.. the oth er day devised a novel method of getting his ice to his warebouae in an inexpensive fash* inn. He aent'down the rim an " ice laft" one acre in extant, eighteen inches thick, and weighing sixteen hundred tone; with two horwa busily, at wo* *; grooving," a horse and buggy, and the national flag thrown to the breexe. Analogous to this, is the appli cation to the Pennsylvania Legislature for the Incorporation of the " Bobteitanean Trans natation Company," with • capital of one million dollara, for the pnrpoaa of laying pipee under ground for the conveyance of petroleum from tM oil wells to market. py X young Engliahman ( with a large scar on his cheek, was accepted and sworn in aa a recruit at New Haven, the other day, who waa a eoldier ia the Crimea, and waa one of the famous six hundred, immortalised by Tennyson, that made the marge at Balaklava. Perplexities of the Copperheads. The Chicago Tribune serves up the para doxical perplexities of the Copperheads in an amusing style, ae follows: Next to the rebels we know of no class whoae dilemmas ate more numerous or de plorable than than those of the Copperheads. We give a sample: So long as tue Union cause triumphs, they ean never rule the country, but— When the Union cause fails there will be no country to rule. Peace to them means peaee with thoee who are fighting agaioat the Union and war with those who are fighting for it, but— They find it coats more " knocks" to fight the country's friends, than it would to subdue its enemies. They believe in all the right* of men, es pecially in his right to own men. but— They oppose " Women's rights," particu larly the rights of a black woman to her chas tity and her children. They fear abolition lest it might lead to amalgamation, bnt— They like slavery because it allows amal gamation. They know McClellan to be opposed to the war, or they would not nominate him, but— They want him to carry on the war because he is opposed to its being carried on. They pretend to believe that McClellan made war on the rebels, but— They republish bis official report to as a campaign document, to show how auccessfully he made war upon the Administration. They deny that the civilization of the North is superior to thstof the South, but— This involves the admission either that bad as are the rebels, the Copperheads are no bet ter, or else that the Copperheads enjoy no share of Northern civilisation. The above facts tend to show that this is not a contest between States, communities or institutions, but between all the depravity of the human heart, on the one side, and what the secesh organs openly scoff at as, " God and humanity," on the other. •< GIVB THB DEVIL HIS DUE."—' This is good advice. I don't kno who was the au thor uv it, if i did, i wud go for rtwarding him, either with a sett uv plated ware, or a Erize.iu the art union. No man could give utter advice, or consolnshun; be ought tew have a 2 atory monament when he dise, with an epitaff on it, founded on fack ; he ought to have at least fifteen hundred little children named after him each year; he ought' to be nussed in mens memorys like a pleasaut dreme, that afterwarda turned out tew be true. He ought to have his fotogrsff taken bi every new akilitein the laud ; he ought tew be sett tew music, aud sung in connecshun with the docksologer; be ought tew be sterotiped, so that un ediehnns kould constantly be worked oph tew meet the pressing demand. " Giv the Devil hii dew." Young man,this advice was got up for yoo. If yu ow the Devil en nything, pay him oph at once and then dis charg him, and don't hire him over agin at enny prise. TMit's what the author ment. Be honest, pay even the Devil, if you ow him, but don tow him agin. If the propria* tor of this most worthy proverb, " Give the Devel his dew," still lives, although I haint had the pleasure uv an introduksion tu him, if he ever wanta enny thing, even good ad vise, he can git it in aul its nativ purity and innerssense, bi dropping a line to his everlaat ing well wislier—Joeh Billings. A SENSIBLE DEMOCRATIC EDITOR. —Mr. J. M. Spellisv, editor of the Vniverte, • Roman Catholic Democratic paper, says: The 5:20 loan is entirely subscribed for. We Democrats, however much and bitterly we are opposed to this Administration, must admit by thia fact the whole country is deter mined to support the same Administration in in carrying on the war, and ita efforts to re store the Union, in much of its manner gov erning the entire Republic. Let us be just enough to confess the truth. The late elec tions disappointed the judgments, the desires and the hopes of many of ua; the exhaustion of the loan baa confounded na all together. We may carp, but the elections have gone against us, and the loan is entirely taken; that is to say, both the vote* aud the mooej of the people sustain Abraham Lincoln in bis management of the Republic. Our talk about despotiam, the ruin of law, the destruc tion of the Republic, and all that, are si lenced by these two facta. BT One* upon • time a cireus rider lying at the point of death, wss aakrd by hie em ployer if he would lika to eee a minister. 11M dying man aaid he would, end accordingly a reverend gentleman was summoned to hie bed aide. After a few commonplaee remarks, the miniater propounded in aepnlehral tonea the following queation : M Do yon knew who died to save ainnerer The nearly liWeaa circua rider, with a tremendiona effort, raieed himself partially in bed, and after fiercely ermns his holy visitor for an instant, exclaim ed: "This is n devlish pretty time to ask conundrums ! H Heth* fell back and ex pired. The minister left in diagnst. Br A short,but remarkably spirited de scription of a aeeeeekmi* towm in Tennessee ts given by • correspondent of the Chicago IrUmnt. He says that before the occupar tion of the plaees by our foraaa, "Larkinsvijle waa disloyal; with bat ftw exceptions its ben. women and children chewed tobaceo, drank whiskey, became sallow ia complexion, and rebellious." 19* Bourgeon, the aeasaHoa preacher London, ia coming to thk eounHy »oon. RBBRL CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT.—In "peak ing of the next President, we bare looked at it, for the most part, as it would affect the loyal United Slates. But we mast not forget that there is also a disloyal portion, who are watching the matter with an intense concern. The realm of Dixie cares more about our next President than we do ourselves; for thej think it rightly or wrongly to be of more coi sequenee to them than to n>. And while wo do not select a President to please them, it is safe, and no more than safe, to take their likes and dislikes into account. If we can find out who is their special choice, it is safe to conclude that he is the man to shun. If we know whom they fear moar, we had better fix upon him, unless some special reasons exist at home for a contrary prefer ence. At a conference of some officers of each army, near Knoxville, under a flag of truce, a few days ago, the rebels were eager to know who stood a good chance for the next Presi dency. When they were told Mr. Lincoln, they were crest-fallen, and asked anxiously if McClellan had no chance. Here are the indications all in a nut-shell. The rebel can didate for our Presidency is George B. Mc- Clellan. Their dread is Abraham Lincoln. What bad men hate good men ought to love. When you know what the Prince of Dark ness prefers, you had better let it alone. We do not want traitors to choose us a President, nor do we want a man of their choosing. Probably no act of ours—not even a bat tle with a splended victory—would so tell upon the rebel cause us the certainty of Mr. Lincoln's election. With him they know what to depend on. It is their certain de feat and overthrow. But with some new man —some man whose spinal column is only a mixture of tow aud saw dust—they would have hope. With McClellan buried in fools cap, Copperheadism would go to riot, aud loyalty be hid in garrets and cellars. We had 1 better take the hint and thwart.— Chicago Tribune, Feb. 26 1k. SHALT. SOLDIERS VOTE ?— Harper's Week ly condenses in small space the argument which sustains the ri giit of soldiers to vote It says: " The Union soldiers are merely citizens oi the. United States fighting for their country and its government: thall their patriotiam and self-sacrifice disfranchise them ? Shall every loyal man who volun teers and marches to battle understand that his going has practically strengthened the friends of the enemy behind him ?" This is a common sense way of putting the argument, which cannot fail to work conviction. AN UKKINU CUT. —The London Index, the rebel organ in Europe, gives a very un kind cut to the Copperheads. "It is eaid," says the Index, " that Northern Democrats are about to publish a national address, advo cating a rigorous prosecution of the war, but opposing the unconditional measures of tbe Administration. That is, they uphold the cause, but object to tbe effect. There must be very few such people, or else the United States most b*ve more than an average num ber of citizens who are net cepaLle of the simplest process of reasoning." 17 A w«g speaking of the " one hundred thousand copies of the Proclamation of Am nesty," printed in handbill form, to be posted up in conspicuous places in Dixie, saya: "The only thing now in the way of crushing out the rebellion is to find a competent bill' potter.—Ex. The job has be®n let to Oen. Grant, and we doubt not it will be properly performed. v* * * iy A young lady in Hic)ynond, writing to ber friends in Baltimore, says that the geiiies of society in that city consists chiefly of what is called " starvation parties," at which people meet in «ach other's house's and nave music end dancing, but nothing to eat or drink. The fair writer attends these par* ties twice a week; and she avers that they have a good deal of fun, but no sapper. BT The Philadelphia Preu sats that "of all men Geo. McClellan is best fitted for the Democratic nomination, for he has the advan tages of unpopularity in the army, the fall confidence of a party that doea net wish tbe aoldien to vote, and tbe prestige of hie famous and prominent part in the Woodward cam mm, LW Some OM tin other dij arked Gen eral Butler why be employed • certain person ■aid to be disloyal and of general bad charac ter to penetrate the rebel line*. "If you wanted information from bell," replied Gen. Butler, «• would you aend a aalnt or • Sister ef Charity to fetch it ?" ty A man aitting on the Verandah of • Weatern Inn, hailed one of the oldeat inhabi tants, and inquired the denomination of a eh web upon the opposite side of the road. Tho reply wa«: " Well, she waa • hard-ahell Baptist naturally, but they don't run b«r now.** f3T" The Ohio," eaye a correspondent, «*ia a sickly stream." Yen, replies the Lou isville Democrat, it is eoafined to ita Ud. The Louisville DemonratnktHk lain socuas to run away from a lighted shell mendy beeauae yen don't like its fiaat Prentice Mrs the rebel Confederacy oan never be straightened «p, hut it will soon bo Straightened out. Impossibilities, like violona dagfc fe before him who is not afreid of thro:. NO. 27.

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