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DAILY AND WEEKLY
WfcEKLY EYEUY WIDNEjDAY
III. L HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
ilais street and Levee, second
Terms: Wepidv, $2.50 per annum;
Dailv, $1 per month.
11 a tcs o f A d cert is ing.
fp t inare (spare of t?n lints) oue insertioo, fl .10
rac.i ?-ub-e.if nt in-erti.in - - l.'fl
riofe;--i nal cauls n-t exceeding six linei 10 lilt
Ccr quarter coturun ur lea:-, per annum ttti ih
mx iiii.Ltln 2't 10
" " thr. e months 15 00
Cne half column Itre te months G' u.i
" " fix month 83.00
" ' three mouth 20 li
Caeioljmn twelve mnr.tli" - lmi 00
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" three ni'in'.hl - - 30.00
411 transient advcrti ements rant he paid f r in
KjT VT are pr. r-areil to do all kin!-of Job Work
ni iiort notice, ami in a (!: tiiat wi I give natiK-r-tion.
Snm JI. Clinitmaii,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
n ATTSMOCTIT, X EE 12 A SKA .
J3" CfMce in the C .crt-uuii-e. nov25Jw
Solicitor in Chancery.
rCffi:e wita T. M. Marrmett, at ih
II. u e.
r, li. r f
R. H LIVINGSTON.
Pliysician and Surgeon,
f-i'Jers his professi jnal on :c tu tu''
t. n ro'iv.y.
-9T" Ke;!enca in FrsnV W'hli. N Ii ue
0W I i'.x.a tr"vts o.licr- mi M ::
ute Courl liu'jae, Platl-mi utii, ?el r'ki.
, o-ner nf
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
J'L.VTTSMOUTII - - NE!?.RSKA.
d'rr.rral Life, Acc't I. rj,
rcf lnlc.'1 and
i l ar.sii
T 1ST n T7 fl A T T Ci yi A.G-I3Jw"T
U ill t" l.p r.-I. nl rr 1 1 1- r.ii- in tli: iuo&. feiiahle
t '.Li -iu;e, IM "" CDIh. Ncbraa-
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v. n. DonriiNGTor:,
RfcAL ESTATE AGENT,
VLA TTSMtiU TIL XEj;
t ;-t 1,1c. 'I. .-n p;-.
1 t t e i nr. i ae In.I sal of
-.tl r.Jaie, :n-t pjyi
;-pall i n xy. i od :cl no-mes
f.t tiriiug to a fcraJ
r..l La-.i'l Ateicy. Th lavea-
i;. f. r l.y j.ermi--i -n to
,E. S. Dunily. Juie iM J ul.- ial .11 -t . t ills
, , Nebiu.-k; Mior l..w i 'irfiiB, r.ymsMer
I . v. A. Levoiiwuitli. Ki.i; II- " J- ' Biirl-nt.k.
J At t--c- N.:bra-!i?, ali 'ny, N"'h; ll.i.i. x.Vl.
1 --.ni t;. I I itt-irc iiii". Nr'i . H K. Livn.jf-ti.n,
. c . fbt J,i Wt. Vils. I' .il-lii'iu'!'. :
M -.r J. II. WL.fl r, l.f. i i A- :.t. I'awtit-e
t-'ey; C!i;i'h Nc'ii-: vi. No 111 i. .i;i,iMy. N
Ti k; I'nrvey, Bei'-rirh & B nn.Wjln.i.l..n, I). I' ;
T,ct. Slip n'ire &. f. , Cl.icap.), Ms ; K. ii turh.
B - tiestcr, S. Y.. Pre I', lleiiiy Aiiing ale. 'H.ir:f..rd
C' ferity' X. Y. '&
. ir. ciitii-tn,
E. C. LEWIS
Real Estate Agents,
Commissioners of Deeds
Tire and Life Ins, Ag'ts,
PLATTSMOUTII, -Y. T.
I ollectlons promptly attendpil to, anJ proceeds re
ar led at current r ites of hxcl.angi-. Taxes paid in
i"r-n li.w and eori-a.i lor ixi'i re?iuent. titles
; .& invent p-itd. Money loainn on iieal Estate
si'ir.tiei. L.iiid Wrtrtjnis licate.
t nt. foroliectinn of claim attain st fiovernmen
I Su'd era. their id.iw. and uiinoi liei-. Acent
f :he luicha-e and sale of Landj and City pre per
ls , L.i-ii.g of Teuemcnto.
H-n. S. II. KU-ert. V nve.- City. C. T.
AlesrS. KnTil7e llro. . OmhH, Neb.
" M.i'kiiq &. JI- tculf, Xrlnmn City.
" ii. K. Ki:ley. St Ltui, Mis-ouri.
Ir. r!n Lewis, BoMoD, MschuseL W.
H W llilmHrf Chir.iiso, I' inois.
Ii JI M;ipi:l. Cinoiiiiiat!. Ohio.
Toc.i!e liniina. Plaitm.mtb. Xehrasia.
L K Ki.-b. Three Kiv.rrs. Michigan.
Run V Keii'.K?. U;'...n:tl'ld, Wcntti.
Hen T JI M rq'ieit, Piattmou!h, Nebraska.
I. Lewi, A'to tiey at I.mv, Buffalo, Nw York,
t.'arter, Haji y i. Curl, Des Moiucs, Iowa.
CLARKE, FORTES & ERWIN,
ATTOIiiNEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors in Chancery,
irAi.Y sr., or ro site the cocht ioce,
HE fOuET PORTER,
XV HEAL ESTATE A G E.YC T. -
ITni. tndelninnu & Co.,
Ont door west of Donelans Drug-store,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
HATS, CAPS. EOOTS. SHOES,
and ceneral stock of
For the Plains; also, a larpa lot
RUBBER CLOTJl.YG. REVOLl
ERS J1J'D JVOTIO.YS.
T height low and will sell cheap Tor cash. Cal.
ana Haiuiucour stock befjie j ou bur any whre elel
m 4 Win. filAUiXlIAN" A CO."
T 3 at Patent Medicine" at o!d r'" go to
Now that Nebra;ka has become a
Siftte, we are stiil more confident of
seeing our prairies teeming with thou
sands of new settlers during the com
ing season. The notoriety we have
gained abroad a? being the best grain
producing Stale in the west Mart a vaM
tide in this direction, that will soon
make our broad acres "blossom as ihe
ro?e." From every part of the east
we Lear of people who intend migrat
ing to Nebraska in the spring. In some
localities twenty, thirty, and even fifty,
are preparing to leave one neighbor
hood. Lei them come. There is room
fnr ail. Our railroad connections are
sui-h that produr-e and stock ran always
find a ready market, and at paying fig
ures. The man who comes with capi
tal cannot fail to increase it rapidly ;
and the n an who comes without it can
soon accumulate enuiigh to make him
and his comfortable, if he only has the
will to do. As fine land as the sun
ever r-hone upon can be had for the
mere pittance of land office fees.which
amount to about S10 for 160 acres.
Who would not come to Nebraska i
We cannot understand how the cop
pethead papers hatmonize their asstr-
I iiopwiih existing facts. They say
the present Congress is not sQpngress.
If this be so, how do they make "out
thai his accidency, A. Johnson, is Pres
denl, or that we had any Congress
during the war, or that we had any
government during th war? They
ay Congress is not a legal body be
cause ten f ihe States are not repre
sented. If that dociriue i correct, then
ihe whole system of our government in
a farce, and we have had no legal gov
eminent since the Souih Carolina Sen
ators and Representatives absented
themselves. If ten States wi lidrawing
their Si t om -mil t!..uii
idates the action of the rest, then one
State could break up the whole gov
ernment by the same process.
THE FENCE QUESTION.
As this ii a subject of deep interest
to the people of Nebraska just now.
and cne which should be determined in
a manner that will accomplish the great
est good, the following from the Chica
go Republican may not be uuintcrest-
The fact that the State loF3 of Ag
riculture, at its last session, resolved
thai it is more economical for the peo
pie of Illinois to restrain their stock by
fencing it, thin to protect their crops
from siooU by fencing iheir gram fields,
is one evidence that the people cf the
Stale are feeling the burden of this
enormous tax upon their substance gre
viou?ly. And it is a matter which de
mands legislation. It may be regarded
premature to urge legislation on this
subject now; but we believe the relief
from taxation from a law compelling
the owner of live stock to inclosu and
restrain the same, would add more to
the productive weahh of the Stale than
almost any measure within the juris
diction of ihe Legislature.
We have 3d.loU.i00 acres of land
in this S.ate. In 1S60, 13.096 374
acres were improved, and 7,Slo,6lo
acres were reported unimproved, in
farms. The total cash value of these
farms was computed to be S-10S.9-11,-033.
The aggregate number of acres,
improved and unimproved, in farm tva
20,91 It is not unfair to asjume
that every eighty acres of these farm
lands are fenced, or that the fencing in
this is eijuiil in amount to that which
would be required to inclose every
eigh'y acres of land occupied as farms,
improved and unimproved. Tnis woiild
give us nearly 261,-100 eighties that
are no: fenced.
It is not ea?y to make an estimBie
of ihe average cot of fencing in all
sections of the State. A member ol
the S ate Board asserted that duriug
the past season he had paid for the
lumber, alone, necessary lo inclose
eighty acres of land SI. ISO. Thi
seems and is an extraordinary price;
but it is because the cost of fencing is
becoming so great that the burden is
getting grevious. But a-suiuing that
the aggregate cost, including material
and labor, of fencing each eih y acres
of occupied tarm lands in the Stale wie
less thai: fifty per-ient. of the co?t of
material for fencing eighty acres a
purchased by Mr. Van Lpps. for S500,
we find the money and labor invested
in fences in this Slate, in 1S60. to have
been the neat liule sum of S130.700,
000! Suppose we divide this amount
by two. nd make the cost per eighty
acres S'50. we have ihe snug sum of
65,3-50,000. In I860, the value of
the live stock in I linoi, as siven in the
United States census was S72.501.225.
Thus it will be .seen that at the mader
ate cost of $250 per eighty acres, the
aggregate sum pid for in..lo ing ll.e
farm luncs uf Illinois in eighty acr
fields is nearly eitial to the i le val
ue of the live stock in the bt.i , against
which these fences are made for pro
tection. Th cot of repairing th
fenres of the Siaie annually cinnot be
put at less than 5 per cent, of this val
uaiion, or 3 -267,-500 mor than one-
thiid, and nearly one haif of the State
lelt. Ad i to tnis sum G per cent, of
the money invested in iini- fences and
the annual co-t to the 153 616 farmer."
in the Jrtnte In 1 8G0 of tiit-ir fenres is
S7.1SS-500. or oierS45 ; cr capita
We do not hesiiale to Miy that we
regard the figures siren here as rep
refenting the nrgregate cot of fences
in tins State at least 2o per cent. U-s-ihan
the facts will warrant, and i!kh
our statement of the annual cost of
the:r fences to the farmers of the State
is pr iportionately low. It is tint an uri
f-ate proposition ihat by so chnnrin(i
tie law as tocnmpt-I owners o slock to
take care ef it. 66 2-3 per cent, of thi
annual expenditure fr fences may be
saved to i h farmers of Illinois.
New York his already such a law;
and the saving to her industrial popu
lation has forever swept a way any op
position to iha measure which existed
arnnr farmers in ihe ou'set. And.
compared with Illinois', th" cost of fenc
ing pr acre in New York is much !e-s.
Illinois leaila'ors should not hesitate
tu act in this matter. We see by our
di.-p .'chef, that Mich a t ill is now be
102 pressed up.ni the attention of our
Legislature We have no d.iubt that
four-fifths of .he f armors of the State
would vote for such a buy.
My Boy Or unit r
"Drunk ! my boy drunk !"and tears
started frun the mother's eyes, and
she bent her head in unutterable sorrow.
In that moment, the visions of a useful
and honorable career were destroyed;
and one of worthlessness, if not ab-o-lute
dishonor, presented itself. Well
did she know that intemperance walks
hand in hand wilh poverty, shame and
death, and her mother heart was pierced
as wiili a sharp pointed g'.eel.
Ah, young man, if the holy feelings
of love for hr who bore you, is not
duad within you, shun that which gives
her pmi.l adhere to that which gtvei
If she is with you on ennh, the does
not, cannot desire to see her son n
drunkard, if she is wi h her Father in
Heaven, shun that course of life which
shuts the gales of heaven against you
and debars you from her society forever.
The drunkard cannot inherit the King
dom of God.
Et3 Many of ihe Revenue officers
of the the country are in a dreadful
quandary, whether lo class the nrticle
manufactured as whiskey as such, er to
rate it for taxation as burning fluid,
The- ofijcersJn some ca.-es, have
made tests, which show iuat-iLvT1TCffnrr-
called whiskey contains more poisonous
nt.d deleterious qualities than is in
burning lluid. Nine-ternhs of the
whisk' y now manufactured and sold i
rank poison. Fort Wayne Gazette.
SF" An army oiln er in ihe Indian
country writes in the following cheer
full strain to a friend : '"I would send
you a lock of my hair, but I fear it
would be a fraud upon ihe savages of
this vicinity. There is a fair pro-pect
that one of the noble red men will be
my barber before spring."
John Gray, the old Revolution
ary veteran of Noble county, Ohio, is
to receive a pension of S500. Daniel
F. Bakemnn, of New York, another
youngster of 107 years, has nlso had
the same amohnl awarded him.
To Raise Thick Utters. Cut the
young plants partly offnear the cround,
and lay them down fiat in the rows and
cover ihe-n lightly, leaving out the tops.
The buds will grow into upright shoots,
making the hedge very thick. Thi- is
ihe proper way lo gnjkv' ihem. The
fall is the best time to do jt.
Gen Jubil Early is named for
Governor of Virginia. He would un
doubted' run well.
JK"" The microscope reveals the
fnct that a little bl.o-k speck cf potato
re', ihe size of a pin head, contain
abo it two hunJred ferocious animals of
the beetle form and shape, biting and
c!ating e ich other savagely.
Er5aAmom the Fenians lately ar
rested ir. Dublin, is W. J. Smyihe, f jr
merly a CoLinel in the United States
An editor in Franr.- !
sentenced to thirteen months imprison
ment for selling a free pass given him
by a railroad lompany.
s3rA California miner, in luck and
hungry for a spree, but wishing lo have
company in his frolic, hired two other
miners at five dollars a day, to join Mm
him in a drunk. They were too busy
and too poor to take the pastime on any
3 Mrs. Major Williams, of
Washingicn, formerly Mrs Stephen
A. Douglas, recently celebrated the
first anniversary of her last marriage
by giving birth to twins.
j TIIK DKMOCIC ATM; P.fcllT
A.I THE I. ATE ISEUEEEIA
From the N. Y- Tribune
The circumstance that a member of
Congress is branded a liar for sta'ii .-g
in his place that very many Democrats
are sympa hiz-rs with and virm tlaiin
of the late lletellion, compels us to
ask attention to certain historical facts
If any one can tonira.lp t them or t r!ak
their force, we beg ihein not to tfid
his candle under a bushel '
1. secession iva lirsi inaugurated in
South Carolina, diretJly a'ter the pop
uiar choice ot 1 residential Liecor?
eatly in November, 1SG0, whereby the
iiccessinn of Mr. Lincoln was assured
The. men who luairuialed it were ail
hfiiin'rule tliftt t 2 1 1 . l. ir lt:nl nr.f.iir.
for President. Van Buren, in l&l0
Polk, in 1811. Cass, in 101S. Pierce; i.i
1S52, Bn hanan. in 1S-36. and J. 0
BrecUinrige inlSGO. There may have
t een one or two ex eplions but we
know ot none. inere is ceriainly no
Republican among them, whether in
ihator any other State. And. what
ever iheir impulse to S cession, th;;ir
pretext for it was the triumph cf tlie
Kepitbhcans in the choice ot Mr. Liu
II Other Slates At least ten
of thm followed South Carolm
Un lier so-cull d Recession. 1 wo or
three more pretended or were claimed
to have done so. In every in-tance
this so called Secessien was substaip
nally ihe act ot tne JJeniocratic pany
ot :ho-e htaies respec'ively. l hat i
lo say : ihe great body of those wo
had previously 'run the D miocratic ma
chine weie eaily and ardent Secessiou
iais, while the ma s o! ihe opposite par-
tV-was erfier" 5'lei-- lukewarm
Thus, every Democrnic Governor of a
State, those ot D-lewaie and Kentucky
excepted, was at the head of the hunt
for Disunion; uud, of the exception-js,
each op-nly contemned all forcible r
sistance to the movement.
HI The Federal Government wa
then wholly in the hands of ihe Demo
ciatic pany, save that ihe House ot
Rf presentalives via tied Win. Pen
nington (modera e Republican) havii-g
at lengih been chosen its Sp-aker b
one ii ajoriiy. Bui in no single Uepari-
meni did jiui Guintrpiiiet.t oppose nnj
rimt retuuetMo ecussioa. " Pres
ident Buchanan, in hi Message of Dec
3. 1S60, squarely proclaim-d ihm Con
gress had no right Co use force to pre
vent the withdrawal of a State from
ihe Union, nor to compel her to yielli
obedience lo itsjatvs. To do this, hi'
argued would be to make war o? a
mtale, which Congress had no consiitu
uonal power to do. (See American
Conflict Vol. 1., p. 370 ) This proc
lamation of national anarchy was hack;
ed by a formal opinion from his Dein;
ocratic Attorney General, J re. S'
li ack, whj was afterward his Secretiv
ry of State, who affirmed that the use
of armed men to enforce the laws, in
tsritTng-siala-f- ihiugs, would be
"wholly illegal."' He further urgtd
that an attempt to make a seceded'.
Slate fullfill her Federal obligations
'would be ipso faito an expulsion of
such State from the Uuion.' (The
very sophi-try which we hear every
day from the Democrats of I&67 )
IV. During that memorable winter
Democratic Conventions were field ini
several States that in this Staie (h-ld"
in Tweedle Hall, Albany, Jan. 31.
1S61) being one cf the ablest and
strongest that was ever convened. But
from nooe of these conventions, nor
from the Democrats in Congress, iur !
from the thousand lo fifteen hundred;
Democratic Journals published in the j
country, was a voice rais- d in depre-
cation of, or t'is-ehi from these di or
g inized doctrines, ()., the contrary.
they were generally re echoed and al
most universally aciuiesced in.
V.. -Seven States having seceded be- j never be subdued; systetmvicahy mag
fore Mr. B ichanans term expired, t n fied iheir successes and denied or be-
their Democratic members vacated their
seats in Congress, with very rare ex
ceptions. Of iheir few ami-Demo
cratic members, nearly or quite every
one remained to the close.
VI Mr. Lincoln was inaugurated on
the 4ih of March, lS6l; and his Inau
gural Address was mainly devoted to
i he incukation ( f docirmes regard ng
Secession and Coercion, the exact op
(osi.es of ot Messrs. Buchanan and
Black's. Mr. Lincoln was well knout,
: . 2 .
to ho!d (as we did and do) the. right of
ihe pet. pie to modify or change their Jard, Bright, May. Josh. Allen, Jack,
form tit government as iran.-cendmg j Rogers, an 1 other Democrats in Con
all w ritten cous'itutiotis or charters; but j gross, including Benj G. H arri "s
he with great tlearne-s ar d cogency, vaunt that the Rebellion never could
yet m perfect kindness, demonstrated nor ought to be put down, we leave
thai a President inut. to ihe utmost ! ihem to Mr. Ashley or whoever shah
limit of his ability, cau-e the laws of
the Union to be re-prcied and obeyrd
in every State and Territory tht.
should a collision of foices re-o!i, his
position would be siric ly defensive and
conservative ihat the consequent war
would be made upon him. nt by him
Never was a mam festo more fit in and
lucid; never was oue less irriianng.
Ei'her its doctrines were sound, or any
Mate in gin at any nine uissoive me
Union. Yet, of ihe five hundred Dem
ocratic journals wiihin our reach, we
believe no single one approved and
sustained the positions of Mr. Lincoln.
VII. Throughout that winter and the
ensuing spring, all of the organs of
Democratic opinion within our observa-
lion reprobated Mr. Lincoln and tht
R' put hcan.- as di-turbers and disuuion-i-ts,
because of their intent to oppose
force by force, if thai should become
necessary lo maintain the integrity and
nu'hori y of the Union. We can re
fit I no instance of Democratic reHuke
to '.hose who were openly, ostentatiously
conspiring and arming lo resi-l the
Union, which ihey proclaimed already
VIII. A Confederacy of the seceded
States having been formed, leading
Northern and Western D minraia
openly advocated the secession of iheir
.-everal States from ihe Union and
.heir accession to ihe Southern Confed
eracy. "If the Union is to be d sol Vrd.'
sail Judge Geo W. Woodward.
( D-mtocratic candidate for Governor
in 1S131J.) I want the line to run north
of Pennsylvania " Kx-Gov. Rodman
M. Price, of New Jer.-ey. wrote i. ml
printed a letter elaborately urging that
New Jer.-ey should forthwith unite her
fortunes wnh iho-e of ihe Slaveholding
( .onterteracy. (See it in jJnerican Con-
J!ict,.l. p. 439.) And ex-Gov
Horatio Seymour of this Suite pr vately
argued that New York should likewise
nnre with that Confeileiacy whose
iieai was Jeiierson uavis. it was
held by leading D-mcrats that ih
Union might be thtii reconsirucied
without bloodshed or tonvul-ion only
iew r.ngianu, anu perhaps two or
. t i i
three of ihe mole fanatical States of
tiie North. West being excluded ihere-
fiooi, as unacceptable lo our Southern
IN. Actual lostiliiies were com
n.enced by ihe Rebels not by inn.
on L on Sumter, as is often asserted.
ud as Po lard now pretends, bui
ootMhs . before, while Mr. Buchanan
vi a s j e l' PfSJlde litr - Thi jc'iuzl-tL. a n d
appropriated the forts, iiiseoa.'s armor
ies, ordnance, arms, muni ions, custom
hou-es. post ofFues, sub-treasuries.&c,
throughout nearly half ihe Union, with
out k shadow cf resistance his Dem
ocratic Secretaries of War and the
freusury being oon-picuous, active dis
unionists, and tie himself, with most of
his counsellors playing into their hands
Before Texas win oui of the Union.
according lo rebel computation, the bulk
of our liule army had been betrayed
hy its comin ander. Gen Twigg. and
-nrreudered to ihrrV -Trrb-'l Commis
frioue.r Feb. IS h, 1861 a fortnight
hi fore Mr. Buchanan went out of office.
If ever a Government forebore unfl
mitten on both cheeks, and till tobacco
juice haa teen spu into us eyes, thai
d d the t ederal liovernmenl before the
Slaveholder's Rebellion. And yet,
from first to lat, the Democratic jour
nils and canvassers represented the
war for ihe Union as waged by Mr.
Lincoln and the Republicans-, and as
sumed that the rebels were assailed
atd standing on the defensive!
X. Democratic protests and reman.
stiaii Jes, puhlic and private, ngains: Ihe
W ar as cruel, fratricidal, wicked, re-
oiling, abhorrent, &c, were abundant
in ioti g Ii . ' uT th c'rrroggrf ttimur. ojie iv
o far as we can recollect addressed lo
the Rebel chiefs, but nil assuming thai
Mr. Lincoln and the Republicans were
vagiog hostilities needlessly if not
wa nt'inly, and might have an honorable
peace whenever ihey wouid. Thoui is
II. Seymour of Connecticut was ihe
author of one of the earliest of these
paralyzing missive.-; and he was nomi
nated by acclamation by ihe Dein ictats
of C. ni:ecncui as ttieir candidate for
ioernor in 1S63 and his election tn-
thiisiHsiically supported by the party.
XI. In this City, one of our Demo
crat e journals. The Daily JVeics, was
an open, unqualified contemner of Ihe
War on our side and champion of the
Rebellioli, from first to last. It did its
utiiiotsl to prevent enlistment in the
Union armies, eulogized the Rebel
chief, and proclaimed tint they could
litded their reverses ; and was well
understood to be their siipendiary and
tool. In full view of ihee facts, iis
ediior was in 1S62 made the regular
Dciiu crane aindida'e for Congress in
otie of our strong Democratic districts,
running on the sa::ie ticket wnh Gov
ernor Seymour and receiving nearly
the full vote, of his party; and he has
since been chosen by ihat pany lo a
seal in our Slate Senate.
XII. All tfie propositions, speeches.
ncss sn.d votes of ValiHii'luham, By
see fit to ansaer Messrs. Wiufi-ld and
Hunt, r no according to their folly.
Ju-t n woid. however, lo the former of
these genii. -men. One of ihe very
loremo-t D -inocrats in his district is
(or was) Gen. Archibald C. Niven,
w 10, very etriy in the war, wrote a
le ter to a nephew who meiJi,aied hi-Ii-'m-nt
to fighi foi the Union, urging
him nol to do so. and representing ihe
War on our side as cruelly oppre-sive
and unjust. Thai letter was publi-hed;
and thereupon Gen Niven was made
the D -mooraiic candidate for Senator
(in Mr. W infield s precise district) and
received the full Demcratic vote, by
a t - i ,t
which he was returned ilected; bui the
f;Senite, on a contest, gave the seat to
' his Republican competitor, Judge Low.
We might multiply such acts to in
finny; lut need we? Sutiioe it that, as
the result cf a mo t iiijxm.u-, intent
conteiup aiion of the hi.-tory o our greiil
struggle, we do most tmtJoubtiiigly be
lieve that the Uemocrats, as a party.
wvre not at heart for ihe Union in its
ternl'le struggle with Secession thai
they did not rejuice at its triumphs nor
deplore its defeats. We do not say
that a intimity of them wished the
Union permaneii'ly dissolved: we know.
and have often stilled, that they did not
but they believed that Union defeats
and disasters would discrjdit and de
stroy ihe Republican ascendancy, and
thai ihey would thereupon come into
power and coax the Rebels bade into
the Union by all manner of concessions
lo and prostrations to the Slave Power.
They had no notion thai the Union
could (or should) be saved otherwise
than by letting the slaveholders have
their way in it; and the road to this,
ihey realized, lay not through Union
victories but the contrary.
Firmly grounded in thi3 conviction,
are we at liberty to proclaim it? Do
we deserve to be knocked d.iwn and
s'umped on whenever we say what we
believe? or only to be branded as liars?
What say you, Messrs. W'infield and
A'asby " II is Xt-w Volimc
Nusby's new volume comprises all
his weekly papers that have been pub
lished since November, 1S65, when
ihe New Jersey election drove the pas
tor to seek for a new home where the
iiboli-hioni-is would ceass to ' pesl-r"
til n. ll includes several chapteis that
have been e.xpreocly prepared for this
i ne TiFwictwa facetious. - i ue
chapter on a "Change of Base," he
"Sonuet onto a Soldier who was onst a
Lr.l " a-.-t ..KV.., la-, lVr,lJ
are ceriaiuiy new.
The followingare passuges from "A
Few Last Words:"
"I bid my readers fare
well in a peri 'd uv gloom rarely eknll
ed.and never surpasl for the Dunokri-
sey. JNever iti my recollecksfiun wuz
the party in such a state of cussiiood.
I'he northern Stales hev f liprlrom our
grasp nine by one, until none remains
wich vve km fondly call ourn. The Bor
der Stales are losin their Demokrisy.
atid ral y in under ihe Llick banner uv
ablishnisin: and ihe ten States wich we
kin control, unfwriinitly aiu't got n
voice in ihe Guverment. From the
mountain tops uv Maine, and ihe level
prairies uv lllii.oy, the remnants uv the
D-mokrisey holler to us uv the South,
Be firm! we il stand by you! , and from
he rich cotton-fields uv ihe South, the
Demokrisey holler to- them uv the
North, "Keep up yoor sperits! wa are
iroo to yoo!'' all uv wich is very cheer
in, when them uv the North is in sich
a hopeless minority ez to be unnbl; to
elect a township constable, and them in
the South hain't got no vote at all!
i appear, natrffvepr wtUwiae-resL. uv
the leaders, to the Demokrisey to re
main firm. Suthin will come in lime
wai, 1 can't with any degree uv cer
tainty now slate; but suthin will.com-.
The Abii-hniMs can I alluz rool. The
cuss uv the old Wing party wuz, that
the respective individooal members
thereof tood read and write, and had
a knack uv dom iheir own ihinkin, and
therefore it cood not be brot into that
stait uv dissiplme. so necessary to sue
c-ssez a party. That lame cuss is
hangin onto the Ablishnists. They
hung together from 1S56 lo 1S60 coz
there was wal they called a prinsipple
at stake; and on that prinsipple they
elected Linkin. They wood hev fallen
to pieces then, but our Southern breth
erm decided to comment e operations
for the new guverment it hed so long
desired; and the overwhelmin pressure
uv ihe war smothered all minor l-hoo-iii-i
i ii i.
anu all inUiviuooni fee'i.i. and they
hung together long enough to see thai
throo. N w, slid for the prinsipple
wich weldrd 'em doorin the war, ihey
are hold n together yit, and probably
will untii ihey think this question wich
ihey are disp-isin of is eisnosed of.
Then ihey will split up and our opanin
is made. We hev a solid phalanx,
wich they can't win over or detaich
1 1 out us. W e hev them old veteran-
who voied for Jaxon, an I who are still
cti i for him. We hev tivm sturdy
old yeomanry j ho will swear hat Biu
Lite I ederalism ought to be put down
and can'i be tolerated i.i a Repubhkin
guverment, and who, Lle.-s their old
souls ! don't know no more what Bloo
Lite Federalism was than an unborn
Oahy does ef Guy Fawkes. We hev
that solid army uv voters whose knee
yawn hidju&ly and whoss coats is out
at ihe elbows, and whose children go
barefoot in wmier while iheir dads is
a drinkin cheep whiskey atid damin
ihe guvermeni for impo.-in a income
tax. We hev ihe patriotic citizens
whoe noses blo-som like ihe lob-ter,
and who live in mortal fear uv nigger
ekahty; and we hev John Morriosey's
These classes argyment won't move,
and reasonin won't aze. They 1 ke
to aboose th Guverment for levying
taxes, hopin to deseeve tome.boJy into
ihe ijee ihat they pay taxes, and that
u bear heavy onto em; and they op-
pose nifjjer ekality bekoz it tooths em '
hke laudanem, lo think' that there is
somebody in the country haver down
than thriiiseUes. The Demokiisey
ailiiz hed these and alioz will.
L'z I remarked, the Ablishnists,
when re'etvtd uv the pres-ure cow
bearin onto iLem, will grow fractious,
and split, and these classes will hev i;
trouble to get ;nio a majority, and then
our time comes.
The discouraged Dmokrat may say
that preethers and nuo-epapt-rs and
Sondy schoJs, and s ch are und. ruiinni
ifie:r pany; In t tn - tio-y wi!, to; noi
yet. I here is sti
and the nigger is
I lot Vel IX l
wal danger ispreechers to '.he -o nn-n,
when yoo coodeni yit cne uv cm in gun
shot uv oin ? and wal harm is imost pa
pers l. em when they can'i reiid? Bo
sides, we ate not nt ihi tntl uv our re
sources yet. When the wusi comes to
ihe wust, there is tiie nicger left lo us.
W'hcu he is no !cr.gcr uv u.-c to us (.a
he is now when the prejoodis is sa
fur removed ez to invest him with the
-nil Ynge--ihen wc'll give him tho
ballot will lead him up out uv
Egypt, and we'll make him vote with
us. The Demokrisey never failed to
control all uv the lower orders uv soci
ety. They hev tho lowest grade uv
furnners; they hev Delewnre and
Maryland; they hev New Yolk city
and Southern Illinoy; and ef the nigger
gels the ballot a for he dues the spell-in-book,
he's ourn beyond per.iave.riHire.
Iet us hole oi, to oi;r faith nnd con-
tinyoo to run, hoping eventooally to bt
glorifi-tl. Let iij remember ihat ml
t!ie maj 'ri ies agm us don't change the
facl thai Noah t.ust IIjiii, nnd that Ha-
gar wuz sen; t ( ic to her mistress.
Let us remember thai Paul or somo
one of them posstls, remarked "S. r-
vance obey yoor master, and ihat
. under AbUtU root yre are ex post ii to
the danger of marryin niggers. ""Lef"
us still cherish the faith that evenchoo
ally, when reason returns, ihe Ameri
km people will not ihro.v away the boon
we offer em uv fillin the cus of labor
imposed by ihe Almighty fcr disobedi
ence in ihe garden, ez ihe Dimocrisy
served in lh army, by substitoot, and
persevere even unto the perfeck end.
When this good time is come, ihen will
ihe anthem Dimocriy, uv wich I he
bin icwtfisi a pii'.er nnd n rrnani'ent for
If in y years, t; ijinph, cud tho position
w ch 1 now hold, wich is rather too
temp i ary to be ogrceable.be contin
to d utvo me for keeps, and layin cfT
tfier.rtiitr of r.ctooal warfare, I !iel
rest in that haven uv worn out patriots
p- rpctoonl Post Oilii. May .he day
PCTBOLEVM V. NaSBY, P. M.
wicli is Po;t.masle.',
Tl.o Dedic.ni.':;! runs t!;u:
DEDIKASriUJt UV THIS BOOK,
To Audrod Jolicscu, ihe Vr'idi and
Hope.uv DitTtocrny, who hcz bin Alder
man uv his r.a'ire villarge, Guvner uv
his S'.ate, nicniler uv the lower House
uv Congress, nnd likewise uv the Scnit.
Vice I'resiJent and Pret-ident, and
njtwLilte.vlriDiktnter, but who is,
nev; i utf lc?, n Humble IiiJTlijaCf)
who ha swung around the r mire circle
uv tiffi-hl honor without fc-elm his Oats
much; the first public man who c.tn-id-ered
my services wonh (ayiu for; and
to Ah x. W. Randall, Pos'ma-it r Gen
eral, his ino.-t devoted servant, whose
adorns my C'.'inm
this oijuie is re.-pe
not tuliiiig a County
Generally speaking, but little impor
tance is attached to ihe taking of a
county newspaper. This neglect and
i ii J if P- re-ice had its reward the other
day: Some lime ago a gentleman in
tins lown was appointed an auditor to
distribute the funds in the hands of an
adiiiini-irator among lha creditors.
Notice of ihe sitting of the auditor was
published in two tf the county papers.
It so happened that a few creditors re--idit.g
in a ceitain portion of the county,
who had claims collectively to the
amount of seven or tight hundred" dol
lars, from the negh cl of" taking a county
paper, never heard cf the audit until
ihe report cf the auditor had been con
firmed Ly the court. They then came
to town to inquire about the likelihood
of securing ihtir claims, called upon an
attorney who examined into the matter,
..iid informed them that ihey had for
ever lo-t their money, and, we presume,
charged ihem five dollars for the in
formation. All this resulted from being
too penurious or loo careless lo subscribe
for a county paper.
These gentlemen have leaned a
lesson ihat will last them the balance cf
iheir lives ; and it is a warning to oth
ers who, from the same motives, fail to
take iheir county paper. There is
scarcely a man in this community who
will not b'5 caught up some day on a
I gal notice, unless he clandestinely
reads his neighbor's, and every gentle
man ?h..u'd be above f iltering like this.
Jp5?An English manufact.irer.lectur
ipg to h:s neighbors on thi country, on
his return fom a lour said thai one of
the r3t memoranda which he made fn
his diary, af-er seeing the United States
was. that it was no use .o ?nd a for;
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