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PLATTSMOUTII. N. T., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 18G5.
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Solicitor in Chancery.
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Terras to suit cash purchasers.
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fcny ail kind' of train at h'shest market rate. The
atn-Btioa of the wh-'at Mroer of Netralta H cull' d
to the mperlor lacil :! aff.n ded them ly the mills
IB ei'Dveitinir into i&h the wheat iot'-need for the
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eoucty. made on the 7th dny of Ausnst A D. li5.
r.otue is hereby tr.veu that ail claims airainst the e
ta'e .-f Wi.ey J.ne. late o C county, d'-ceased,
tBJst heoQ file in the orfice of aaid Couit tn or before
theSch Lu i.f Ftrbruart, A. D. 18GG,
"hicb. day said Court will be in seioa to hear
aad determine on all uch c nirrn.
, Givru nndr my hand and the seal of said Court
! thi Tin Uy of August. A. P. 1?5.
J W . M A K.-' H A LL,
H T f robate J i-lg.
Vr. Ji'asby Suggests a" Psalm of Sad
ness"for His Friends South.
Saint's Rest, (wich iz the Stait uv
Noo (Jersey,) Sept. 12, 18G5.
The utter and abgect stait uv cussi
tood in2 wich the Dimocrisy find their
selves.. North and. South, makes a day
uv faslin approprit. Ef the Lord is
ever a go in iu help us, now's his lime.
Ef my clenkle breihrin uv the Church
South desire lo appint a day uv fastin
and prayer, I submit the folleriu ez a
sam uv agony, approprit fur the occa
sion : ,
A SAM Or AGONY.
On the street I see a nigger !
On his back a coat uv bloo, and he
carryeth a muskit.
He is Provo Guard and he halteth
me, ez wun hevin authority.
And my tender daughter spit on himf
and lo! he arrested her, and she lan
guished in the guard house.
My eyes swell on him, and my sole
is a artesian well of woe; it gusheth
For that nigger wuz my nigger I
bought him with a price.
Alas! that nigger is out of his normal
condishun, he is a star out uv its speer.
wich sweepeth thro' the politikle hev
ens. amashin' things.
Normally he wuz wuth gold ard sil-
i ver now he is a nitemare.
j Wunst I was rich, and the nigger
j was the basis thereof.
Woisine! I owned him sole, body,
muscles, sinoos. Mad, boots an brichis.
His intelleck was mine, his body was
mice, likewise his labor and the fruits
His wife was mine, and she was tny
. , e , . ..
lilt? uUrilifll Jesuits Ol Hie lUIIhtUlll-
j age I sold, combining pleasure and
profit in an eminent degree.
And on the price thereof I played
' poker and drenk mint gooleps an rode
i gorgus chariots, an wore purple an
fie 'en every day.
Wuz this miscegenashun or nigger
e quality! Not any. For the was mine,
even as rav ox. or mv horse, or mv !
sheep, an her increase was mine, even
was lheir9 Alilishin miscegena
shun elewaies the nigger wench to his
level I did it for gain, wich degraded
And when the wife of my buzzum
lifted up her voice in complaint, saying.
"Lo, I am abused this little nigger
resembleth thee'1 half the price of the
infant chatel wood buy a diamond pin
with which to slop her yawp.
And my boys follored in my foot-
!-lrt", a,JU olco1 va"' "- uul iiviii-
. . i . . .u : I.... r..
Bat my dreem is bustid.
The nigger is free, and demands
wages for the work of his hands.
His wife is free, an she kin decide
kvhether she'll cleaje to her husband or
be my conkebine.
Yesterday I bade her come to me,
and lo! she rmarkt, "Go 'way, white
man, or I bust yer hed."
And I gode.
Her children are free they are
mine, likewise, but I can't sell em on
the block to the highest bidder.
Therein Linkin sinned he violalid
the holiest and highest instinks uv our
nacbur; he interposed a proclamashun
atween father and child
We took the hethen from Afreka,
and was makin Christians of "em. Wo
to him who stopt us in our mishunary
It is written, "Kin the Ethiope change
his skin?" I was a changin" it for him,
I an my fathers, and we had mellered
it down to a brite yaller.
Dark is my father.
I obeyed the grate Law of Labor a
I served in the army. by substitoot
now shel I havetostane my hands with
labor, or starve.
In what am I better than a Northern
I kin git no more dimund "pins for
the wife of my buzzum, and she yawp
Arrayed in home-spun she wrastles
with pots and kittles in the kicLen.
Weighed down with wo she dips
snuff in silence.
She asks of me comfort wat kin I
say whose pockets contane only confed
Save us front IMassachusitts, wich is
ornery and cussid.
Protect us from nigger sojors, which
is grinnen feends.
Shelter U3 From the ghost ur John
Brown, wich is marchin on.
Petroleum V. Nasdt,
Lait Paster uv the Church uv the Noo
The World s Cork (Ireland) corres
pondent say?: "In Limerick meetings
of Fenians have been regularly chron
icled, and the organization Las estab
lished an absolute court wherein the
name's cf those countrymen who are
too timid or too lukewarm to give in
their adherence are set down by com
mittees appointed to wait upon them.
Delegates from the parent society are
said to abound in the country, well sup
plied with money and actively encour
aging the martial spirit.
4 Iu Cork the Fenians have boldly
marched past the Capwell Police Har
racks, their officers armed with green
rods, and chanting as they marched a
new national song, "The Green above
the Red." They were pursued by the
police, but the country people, at the in
timation of pursuit went by a detour
through the Melds and informed the Fe
nians, who, without deserting ranks but
by detached marches in various direc
tions, at faster speed melted away.
"At Nevagh the grounds of Castle
Albany have been ravaged by the Fe
nians. At Gungaven the police have
been beaten. Bantry is given over to
the Fenians, who drill in the town with
out opposition. Through the deep fast
nesses uf Connaught this organisation
has extended of itself. Forces are
beirg discovered and reported at Gal
way, Roscommon and Sligo.
"I am told, by a friend who fully
understands this subject, that ilier are
in each of the following rounties, men
enrolled ns follows: Lim-rick, 6,000;
Kerr, 1.500; Kirkenny, 800; Wexford,
1,200; Wicklow, 1,000; Clare, 500;
Kildare, 500; Dublin, 8.000. This
makes a total of nearly 40,000 men, if
we estimate for the northern counties
where Fenianism is yt weak and the
! Government has more partisans half
"As yet these men have no fire arms
nor do they ever meet iu public or pri
vate with weapons of any sort; but at
th signal could fill the coun'.ry with
muskets. Every Fenian, it is said, who
left the Northern army has retained
his musket. Enough Irishmen trained
in war have returned to their native
Island to officer the entire able bodied
population of Munster. The nucleus
of an army is being formed with its
headquarters in America, and a bureau
of intelligence as vast as the archives
and indexes of your War Department.
"Excitement over the previous alarm
has bad an immediate effect on capital.
Money is held more lightly, and Dub
lin papers complain tint it is being
frightened away from Ireland. Eng
lishmen residents here, not slipendaries
of the government, profess to be weary
also of the many outbreaks of which
this is the last, and anxious to leave the
populace which hates them, once and
"It may prove to be the least signifi
cant feature of this caprice that the very
British army which is to put down the
Fenians is composed of native Irishmen.
In the army the Fenians are at work,
and the gatrison of Cork may to-night
pledged against the interests of the
sovereign who employs them. There
are in the Queen's ranks 5 000 men
who are put there by the Fenian Broth
erhood as a sort of cheap West Point,
and instructed not only to perfect them
selves fully in soldierly training, but to
corrupt their countrymen of every gar
rison When the Fenian revolution
begins we may hear of a revolt from
Canada to India, wherever there are two
Celts in the same regiment with tfvo
"The Chronicle says: 'Upwards of
300 young men were seen, a few nights
since, in one of the most retired cor
ners of the city, going through military
evolutions. Almost all had sticks and
obeyed in silence the words of command
given in a suppressed voice. There is,
we believe, a Fenian organization in
Limerick. It numbers at least 2,000
strong. A Belfast paper describes a
similar meeting in that city.' "
SyBusines3 men can make it prof-
itable to advertise in the Hebald.
A SAD CASE.
Mr. T. B. Aldrich, the unfortunate
man whose arrest, incarceration in jail,
and suffering from delirium tremens we
recorded in yesterday's issue, died on
Thursday night, alone in his cell. Mrs.
Ackley, wife of the jailor, had but a
few moments before his death adminis
tered such homely remedies as her ex
perience ltd her to believe might lessen
the sufferings of the prisoner patient;
but alas! all in vain.
The saddest part of this lale remains
to be told. Mr. Aldrich was the son
of a highly respected Massachusetts
clergyman, still living. In 1S5G Mr.
A. was a young merchict in Boston,
and failed. Coming to Iowa to retrieve
his fortunes, he reached the town of
Dennison in Crawford county. Here
his rare business qualifications, thor
ough education, gentlemanly deport
ment, energy and integrity, soon won
him hosts of friends. He was appoint
ed Postmaster, then elected Clerk of
the District Court. Preferring the ad
joining county, Carroll, he removed
thither. His reputation had preceeded
him. He was elected Clerk for the
District Court there also, and twice
re-elected. Then was chosen Treasu
rer and Recorder ; holding these until
last Fall, when he was drafted. Leav
ing his young and accomplished wife
he came to Camp McCIellan. A splen
did penman, he was soon made clerk
at headquarters. Here, away from
home and its hallowed, associations, he
gradually formed associations with
drinking officers, drank deeply himself
and became frequently inebriated. A
short time ago he was mustered out and
was again free. This event was tig
nalized by a spree. Too proud, it is
supposed, lo hasten homeward while
bearing evidence of his drinking bout,
he remained in this city, and again and
again gave up to the tempter. While
laboring under delirium tremens, he
stole clothing, &c, as we have before
stated, and soulless liquor-dealers aided
h;m down to death and hell by still
feeding the terrible appetite which was
consuming him. The rest is known.
Poor Aldrich died as thousands have
before, a victim to the accursed traffic
in intoxicating liquors. Far off in his
once happy home his youthful wife im
patiently awaits his coming. On her
widowed lap reposes the innocent
pledge of conjugal affection, born lo her
since her husband's departure. A
drunkard's widow and orphan, as yet
unconscious of their loss, will there
plead to Heaven for Justice to those
who for sordid gain helped the loved
husband and father to destructiuc.
Poor Aldrich! lie was but twenty
six years of age. Lieut. Tabor, with
whom he boarded in Dennison and
Carrolton two years and a half, and
who knew him intimately, informs us
that he never knew a nobler spirit, a
more upright and honorable man than
was Aldrich before he became a victim
to intemperance. O, when when
shall this flood of desolation be stayed?
EST A well known lawyer being
sent for to counsel some men accused of
horse-stealing, and then lying in jail,
was also sent for by an Irishman who
occupied another cell of the same buildr
"Well, Pat,'' asked the lawyer,
what do you want with me?"
"Yer, honor," returned Pat, "I jest
heard that there was a lawyer in jail,
and sure I wanted to see him."
"Well, what do you want with me?"
"An' what should I want wid you
but to get me out of this?"
"Well, what are you here for?"
"Jist for burglary, I believe they call
"And what is the testimony against
"Och! niver a bit at all. Only I
tould the justice of the peace meself
that I did it."
"Well, if you have confessed it, I
don't see but what you'll have to stay
"An is it that you ssy? Sure, now,
an' in the country I came from niver a
bit would they kape a body in jail on
sich a thrifling evidence as that!"
"Brick" Pomeroy eays "In
this section, the whisky is so weak since
the war tax struck it, that it is run in
candle-moulds, frozen, and cold by the
CAUL. ME PET NAMES"
The following "'retorts courteous" are
from the columns of the two leading
papers in Louisville, Kentucky:
You crooked old bundle of contradic
tion don't you oppose the policy of res
toration? Didn't you say you were in
favor of a general amnesty, by which,
of course, the right of those who had
been in rebellion to vote should be con
ceded to them? Democrat.
You ill-smeiling and well-stuffed old
sack of poudrette don't you know that
the amnesty held out by the President
to those wno take the prescribed oath
does not embrace the right of voting?
You diseased odor of bad cat in bad
health didn't you know that the am
nesty advocated by you, and even the
President's amnesty, does not forbid the
right of voting; or" have you lost all
your sense in your scents? Dem.
You old center of all stupidity, scent
er of all creation; you old uncorked bot
tle of the distilled essence of assafcetida,
stink-weed, pole-cat and nigger don't
you know that, if the amnesty recom
mended by us, and even President
Johnson, does not give the right of vot
ing, they don't intermeddle with the
right at all, tut leave it to the States,
where it properly belongs? You old
cess pool of six cities don't you know
that if we are for the repeal of the
Kentucky expatriation law, it doesn't
foil iw that we are not for the enactment
of some otht r law which shall protect
our State, as far as pos.ible, against ag
gression of the rebel spirit? A large
class of non-voters of Kentucky would
be a very great evil, but we wouldn't
have those tu whom the present expa
triation law applies clothed with the
elective franchise without taking a strin
gent oath of allegiance. You mean
old poiuter and setter of Satan's man
hunter?; eld edigy cut from a solid
mass of yujno please mark that.
A correspondent of the Boston Ad
vertiser, writing from Charleston, South
I inquired of the returning merchants
on the steamships, how they were re
ceived in the North? An Augusta man
complained that he could get no credit,
and that there was a disposition to be
grinding and exacting. One Charles
ton man said, "I asked for sixty days,
and got it without a word of objection."
Another told me that he asked for four
months was given three, and treated
like a gentleman everywhere. Another
showed me his receipt for' a debt of
about fifteen hundred dollars, contract
ed before ihe war, which he had paid
in full; and he asked for four months
on a bill of eight thousand dollars,
which was readily given. Still another
settled his old indebtedness with one
th.rd cash, and eight and twelve months
notes for the balance, while he got nine
ty days on three-fourths of his new
bill. On? man said he had many
friends in the North, and they all knew
he had been a thorough rebel He ex
pected some taunts, but tried to carry
himself like a gentleman, and was
courteously received "even in Boston.
These are specimens of a score of an
swers I have rpct ived to this question.
CST" An inveterate punster happen
ed to get into a bank just as the worthy
cashier was running up, with his ac
customed celerity and correctness, a
very long column of figures. The wag
gish visitor saw the sum completed, and
then remarked to the official, with a
very grave face, "B , I understand
they think of sending you to the world's
fair, as a specimen of the American
That was a handsome but ex
pensive tribute to the great English
novelist paid by a little English boy, at
service in London, whom an unpitying
mistress found reading Pickwick at
midnight and took away his candle.
The lad didn't wish to live any longer,
and within two hours it was found had
hung binself with his suspenders.
Dickens should give the boy immortal
ity in his next novel.
EsSF An Irish peasant being asked
why he permitted his pig to take up bis
quarters with his family, replied, "Why
not? Doesn't the place afford every
convenience that a pig can require?"
BRO-fTXI-OW OX THE SOUTH
We have information that six travel
ing and eight local preachers of Holston
conference have determined to change
their relations and to fall in with the
new conference organized by Bishop
Clark, of the old Methodist Episcopal
Church, and many of the membership
are falling in with the old church.
Rev. W. Hicks tnd Dr. Charles F.
Deems are giving the loyal church all
the opposition they can. Deems is a
Yankee by birth and raising, and the
class of men, when they become South
ern are more intensely Southern than
all other men. He publishes that they
are whipped but not convinced, and
calls upon the disloyal brethren to go
to work with them and aid in building
their old disloyal organization. The
spirit of rebellion is still in them, and
it sticks out in all they say or do. The
whole South is s'ill rebellious, and
they aim now to divide the Union, and
set up a Confederacy by common con
sent. They aim to do their dirty work-
in the Union, and under the old Consti
tution, i he southern churches are in
the secret and in the work. The old
Methodist Church will organize con
ferences in all the States, and provide
loyal Methodists with loyal preachers
and publications. Those who are for
the Government, for peace and order,
will fall in, and those who are for
another rebellion will give opposition.
Rebel preachers wi'l be slow to favor
a loyal church movement. They are
now what they were in former days
"It was not until a multitude of the com
mon people believed, that the Priests
became obedient to the faith."
HOW THEY OPPOSE SECES
SION. A correspondent of the Canton Reg
ister gives the following as a specimen
of the patriotic manner in which a cer
tain Democratic paper in Fulton county
used to encourage the soldiers in the
work of putting down the rebellion:
On Tuesday last the great conscrip
lion act passed the United States Sen
ate. How signally these
black-hearted traitors will fail they
shall soon see. This infamous act of
tyranny will be repelled by a million
and a half of as good men as ever trod
the soil of freedom. Can the
imbecile ourang-outang at Washington
coerce fifteen hundred thousand free
Northern men to trample thsir con
sciences in the dust by fighting a people
who are to-day a thousand times nearer
the right than the bloodhounds of
despotism who are pursuing them.
The first attempt to carry out its
provisions Cill be the signal for the
united uprising of a determined and
desperate multitude of freemen who
wi.l court annihilation rather than sub
mit for one moment to the tyrannies of
the Lincoln despotism.
There are a million and a half of
men in the North to-day waiting impa
tiently to hear the magic battle cry;
Down with the usurper! To Arms !
To Arms ! "
We remember to have seen in the
same sheet an enquiry something like,
"how long will we have to wait before
the strong arm and steady aim of the
back-woodsman will rid the nation of a
tyrant?" These are fine fellows to give
reception dinners and hearty welcomes
to returned soldiers. Wirz might as
sist with equal propriety.
EST" Takt one pound white glue,
one quart rain water, three gills alco
hol, four ounces white lead; dissolve the
glue in rain water, add the alcohol and
dissolve again; then add the lead; boil
fifteen minutes; stir all the time; bottle
while hot. The above is a recipe for
mending wood, leather, &c, to make
them as strong as before broken.
J5S A Western pettifogger once
broke forth in the following indignant
strain : "Sir, we're enough for the
hull of ye. Me and my client can't
never be intimidaied nor tyrranized
over, mark that. And, sir, just as sure
as this court decides against us we'll file
a writ of progander, sir, and we "
II-re he was interrupted by the oppo
site counsel, who wanted to know what
he meant by a writ of progander.
"Mean ? Why, sir, a writ of progand
er is a a it's a wal.I don't remem
ber the exact word, but Its what will
knock thunder out of your one-horse
A school teacher who has been en
gaged for a long lime in bis profession
and witnessed the influence of a news
paper on the minds of a family of
children, writes as follows:
I have found it to be the universal
fact, without exception, that those schol
ars of both sexes and ages, who have
access lo newspapers at home, when
compared to those who have not, are
1. Better readers, excellent in pro
nunc ation, and consequently read more
2. They are better spellers and de
fine words with eae and accuracy.
3. They obtain practical knowledge
of geography in almost half the time
it requires others, as the newspaper has
made them acquainted with the location
of the important places, nations, their
governments and doings on the globe.
4. They are better grammarians for
having become so familiar with every
variety of styie in the newspaper, from
the common-place advertisement to the
finished and classical oration of the
statesman; they more readily compre
hend the meaning of the text, and con
sequently analyze its construction with
5. They write better compositions,
using better language, containing more
thoughts, more clearly and more con
6. Those young men who have for
year been readers of the newspapers
are always taking the lead in the debat
ing societies, exhibiting a more exten
sive knowledge upon a greater variety
of subjects, and expressing their views
with greater fluency, clearness and cor
rectness in the use of language.
In reading the arrivals at the
hotels of one of the principal cities, as
reported in the daily papers, Yankee
dom is fully represented; as usual, on
hand, and ready for anything that may
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There is a great emigration
going on from Canada to this country.
A Montreal journal snys, "the people
are leaving us by tens of thousands."
JgiJS" A fellow up the country was
fined for kicking Alexander Barn. He
said it was a devil of a free country
where a man dare not throw his boots
against the gable end of A. Barn.
("The trial of the steamboat burner,
Murphy, now goi Jg on in this city, has
developed one interesting fact, and that
is, that Jefferson Davis was opposed in
toto to the operations of the scoundrels
who placed the lives of hundreds of
peacable men, worsen and children in
jeopardy byburning steaaaboats on the
waters of the West and South that is,
if we are to believe the evidence of Fri
zier. This is about the only white shade
that has lately been thrown on the char
acter of the arch-traitor, but it will not
do him much good while the enormities
cf his tool, the develish Wirz, aro placed
on record against him. lie is the man
responsible for the Andersonville atroci
tios not this poor tool. Wo wouldjust
as soon think of holding the bull dog
respensibje for the mangling and tearing
of a child when his master set him on.
We would punish the do as an instru
ment but as an instrument only. Tho
master should receive the whole penaltj
of the law. If Davis was opposed to
steamboat burning, why.didn't ha stop it?
It cannot be said he had not the power,
because all the power of the Southern
Confedracy was concentrated in his
hands. It looks like a foolish attempt
at whitewashing Davis. St. Louis Press.
Important. The following important
dispatch is published in the Indianapolis
Journal, it being telegraphed to that pa
per from Washington on Thursday;
"C. II. Chandler, United States Dis
trict Attorney for the Eastern District
Virginia, has publicly stated that he had
received orders to suspend all confisca
tion." If this is true, as we have no doubtjit is,
it proves that no effort will be spared by
the President to induce the people of the
South to accept wiHingly and freely tho
duties and responsibilities of a restored
CTThe anticipated gold interest to
be disbureed on 5-20's amounts to about
$18,000,000, tho greater part of which
will be paid at New York.
("According to the new navy regu
lation, neither ensigns, masters or lieu
tenants will bo promoted to tho next
higher grades, unless they can speak the
French or Spanish language with same
degree of fluency-
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