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"And Quiroga, the ferocious
Quiroga, subdued by the nobleness of this man, set him at liberty; and this was
the first and last instance in which he ever gave life or liberty to an enemy.
"But the fate of Marshal Ney was
reserved for Barcala. On a journey from Mendoza to Chili he was taken by the
Friar General Aldao. He ordered him to be shot; and Barcala only begged
permission to give the word of command to those who should shoot him. When he
was taken from the prison he came out clothed in his gala uniform, and with his
seventeen decorations; and with clear and strong voice he said to those about
him, the following words, very notable and difficult to forget, 'I shall die
with the only sorrow of seeing my fatherland oppressed by tyrants; but I die
with the satisfaction that my name will remain in the Argentine history: and as
Christianity treasures the memory of her martyrs, so liberty shall remember
those of her sons who have been sacrificed for her.' After this he gave a
"Hurrah for the Argentine Republic free from tyrants!" and with perfect
confidence commanded the riflemen to fire.
"Colonel Barcala is one of the
most beautiful characters in the Argentine history, the most heroic history of
South America. His last words are realized. No domestic or foreign tyrant
profanes the soil of the land he loved so well, and every free Argentine
treasures the memory of Barcala."
THAT there are plenty of men who
have been politically known as "Democrats," and who are unreservedly in favor of
suppressing this rebellion at every cost, is known to every man.
was not a better Democrat than
Benjamin F. Butler; nor is Vallandigham's
"Democracy" more unimpeachable than Daniel S. Dickinson's. General Burnside is
not less a Democrat than
Fernando Wood; and
General Logan would hardly yield his
claim as a Democrat to that of Judah Benjamin or
Judge Amasa J. Parker, of this
State, has lately taken elaborate pains to give the exact measure of his
"Democracy." As a late leader in that party, and one of its former favorite
candidates for Governor, his words have some importance. Let every loyal
Democrat therefore carefully consider both what he says and what he means. In
his recent speech he uses the following language:
"If it is true, as it, doubtless
is, that the South are engaged in an unjust rebellion against the Constitution,
it is also true that the men in power are equally rebelling against that
Constitution; and we stand to defend that instrument, and to respectfully and
forcibly protest against their violation of it."
Judge Parker puts the guilt of
the rebellion conditionally, that of the Government unconditionally. He protests
against the guilt (as he assumes) of the Government, and passes over that of the
rebellion in significant silence. He declares that Ohio will be unworthy of the
government given us by our fathers if she does not elect as her Governor a man
who is straining every nerve to help those who are trying to destroy that
government; and he continued for an hour and more to denounce the worse than
Asiatic tyranny which, according to him, will not suffer itself to be denounced.
This gentleman, Judge Amasa J.
Parker, takes his position with every other man in the land who, either with
arms in his hand or venom upon his tongue, aims to embarrass, paralyze, and
destroy the Government and the Union. His "Democracy" is that of Jeff Davis and
Toombs, of Wood and
Vallandigham—not that of
Rosecrans, of Tod,
Wright, and Odell. Which is the Democracy of the future no sane man has any
WE congratulate the city of
Brooklyn upon its chief magistrate. Dignity and intelligence are usually
associated with a position of such importance; and doubtless the good people of
Brooklyn intend that their chief civil officer shall not fail to display these
qualities. How fully their expectations are satisfied they will find upon
consulting the report of a late public meeting at which his Honor the Mayor of
Brooklyn presided. During his opening speech some enthusiast for liberty, Union,
and national honor called for three cheers for
He meant the man "martyrized" by the Lincoln despotism, but he was understood to
mean the four million men martyrized by the rebels. Thereupon the audience,
being composed of what are facetiously termed "Democrats," or friends of human
rights, began to groan and hiss and demand the instant forcible expulsion of any
citizen who proposed any expression of sympathy for the most unfortunate class
of people in the world.
His Honor the Mayor of Brooklyn,
interrupted by such an unseemly suggestion, rose to the height of the occasion.
He said at once: "If the gentle man has any thing to say, let him say it in a
mannerly way." And he instantly set the example of a mannerly way by adding: "If
the gentleman had rather embrace a nigger baby than a white one, let him say
so." The remark was greeted
with "tremendous applause" by
what Judge Parker called "this vast assemblage, worthy in intelligence and
numbers of the great question it has come here to consider, attesting the
dignity of the occasion."
Now, if this remark of the chief
magistrate of Brooklyn is not dignified, decent, humane, and "mannerly"—what is?
If it does not indicate a lofty mind, a noble and heroic perception of propriety
and duty at a time so solemn and perilous as this—what does? If the people of
Brooklyn can not confide in the upright intention, superior to party prejudice,
and enlightened by the truest humanity of his Honor the Mayor—in whom can they
confide? Has not every loyal man in the land reason to be proud of this chief
magistrate of one of its largest cities?
MR. FRANCIS KEY HOWARD, one of
Maryland aiders and abettors of the rebellion, and for that reason arrested
and confined in an "American bastile," is not likely to enter upon any further
complaints of his treatment so long as he knows that Mr. Sidney Cromwell has the
free use of his faculties. For in a brief and trenchant pamphlet (A. D. F.
Randolph, publisher) Mr. Cromwell replies to Mr. Howard's complaints in a simply
unanswerable strain. The brisk, caustic humor of the pamphlet gives it a
charming pungency. The writer says:
"For the question now put to the
arbitrament of war, and which only war can settle, is whether the nation, for
the formation and preservation of which your Maryland grandfather, Francis Key,
thanked the Almighty in the patriotic song to which you refer with such
pardonable pride, shall be preserved again and forever by passing triumphantly
through this its last and its supreme trial, or whether it shall be shivered
into feeble and jarring fragments. If you can doubt which of these alternatives
the people of this country have chosen—if you can suppose for a moment that they
will allow the personal liberty and temporary comfort of you or me, or a hundred
or a thousand others, to stand in the way of the preservation of the nation, you
are a fit tenant of that sort of Bastile in which despotic men in their vulgar
senses arbitrarily imprison high-toned lunatics."
This little pamphlet, called
"Political Opinions in 1776 and 1863," is well worth reading and pondering.
HUMORS OF THE DAY.
A FEAT OF STRENGTH.—A well known
ticket-of-leave man, with a bludgeon in his hand, being pursued by the police,
at a tremendous pace tore up the pavement of a street which had just been laid
down by the workmen. In spite of his fearful weapon he was ultimately captured.
MAIL CONTRACT FOR THE UNITED
STATES. —There is only one "Mail Contract" (says a young lady) that she would
care about embracing, or embarking in, and that is a Promise of Marriage.
ADVICE TO PARENTS.—Recollect the
child's mind is nothing better than a sheet of letter paper; so mind, its
address in after-life will depend entirely upon the way in which you direct it.
TOO HORRIBLE.—The usually quiet
village of Exe, on the banks of the Wye, was disturbed by the following
appalling occurrence: it seems that an old woman instigated by hunger, and
knowing that the butcher's was not far off, aroused her daughter from a peaceful
slumber, and dispatched her. The ferocious act has cast a gloom over the
A fellow having imbibed rather
freely took it into his head that he could fly, and, to get a good position,
ascended a sign-post and started. He was questioned next day as to how he liked
flying. "Oh," said he, "it's nothing to fly, the lighting is the hardest part of
A very worthy and pious old dame
had several books lent her which she could not read, so she got a little girl to
read to her. The curate of the church lent her "Pilgrim's Progress," and a
nephew a copy of "Robinson Crusoe." Having read them alternately, the dame got
the text a little mixed up; and when the curate called upon her, and asked how
she liked "Pilgrim's Progress," he was somewhat surprised when she replied,
"It's a marvelous book, truly; why, what big troubles him and his man Friday
Old Stiggins was a noted scamp,
He'd lie the handle off a lamp,
And silly mischief brew;
He never had but two black eyes,
He'd beat a druggist vending
And a ship a lying-to.
He moulded lies with cunning
pate, He knew that man could castigate, As his scars did truly show;
The cause no mortal should
His pearly teeth were a false
And his voice a falset-to.
One day a drover did espy
Old Stiggins, whom he thought
A mare trained to the course:
In vain persuasions—force was
"It's not a mare!" the old rogue
Till his lying made him hoarse.
"Look, what a tail!" the drover
" 'Twould please a ruler's kingly
When courtly fancies fail."
"What! that a tail?" the rogue
"Don't think to blind these
For I can tell a tale."
The drover pounced upon him
And beat him with a stout old
Until his arms did tire;
Old Stiggins writhed, and yelled
The notes did charm the truthful
When the drover touched the liar.
At last old Stiggins lost his
breath, 'Twas stolen by the hand of Death, But much against his will;
And as his friends did take their
leave, Sad feelings did each bosom heave, When they found him lying still.
An Irishman being asked by his
angry master what he did to the dog every day to make him cry out as if cruelly
treated, replied, "Cruelly trait him, yer honor?—not I! I never could hurt a
poor, dumb cratur in my loife; but yer honor bade me cut his tail, and so I cut
only a little bit off every day, to make it more aisy for him."
"Are you going in any business?"
asked Jim Brown, as he met Tim Smith strolling up Whitechapel, the other
evening. "No," was the reply, "but I am going to open a strop very soon." "Open
a shop?" "Yes, I am!" "What kind of a shop, pray?" "A jeweler's shop!" "You must
be joking. You know you haven't a farthing." "You'll see if I don't." "When?"
"Why just as soon as I can get a crow-bar," replied Tim, and cooly walked away
toward a public, to see if he could not swindle some one out of a drink.
A widow lady, with her intended
husband, presented themselves before a well-known clergyman to be united in the
holy bands of wedlock. "You have buried Mr. Johnson, then?" said the divine. "Oh
yes, poor, dear, deadand-gone Mr. Johnson, I lost him, and it broke my heart!"
"Yes, it has broken your heart," replied the clergyman, and now you have come to
me to have it re-paired."
A countryman came to London to
sell his fruit, but for some cause fell asleep. The boys, knowing this to be the
index of negligence, helped themselves to the contents of the wagon. "Oh, what a
dreadful thing!" exclaimed an old lady, rolling her eyes like a ship in a storm.
"Not so dreadful, ma'am," said a by-stander. "You see the farmer was taking a
nap, and the boys were only taking an apple."
"What, miss, you here from
boarding-school, and without asking my permission?" said an anxious father:
"that's bad. What motive brought you now?" "The loco-motive, pa." "The
locomotive? That's good." "Why, pa, you just said it was bad." "Did I? Well,
there, I forgive you."
A lock that can not be picked by
DO YOU GIVE IT UP?
Why is a child with a cold in its
head like a winter's night?
Because it blows it snows (it
blows its nose).
Why is a tedious story-teller
like the Thames Tunnel? Because he is a great bore.
Why is a man who keeps the toll
at a bridge like a Jew? Because he keeps the pass-over.
Why are two girls giggling like
the wings of a chicken? Because they have got a merry thought between them.
Why is a parasite like a pair of
spectacles? Because he magnifies small things.
My first is no disgrace to tell;
Without the second you can not
spell; The third will help you to a wife,
To bless or curse you all your
Always invisible, yet never out
of sight? Letter S (in visible).
What two animals had the least
luggage in the ark?
The fox and the cock, for they
only had a brush and comb between them.
How many young ladies will reach
from London to Brighton, it being fifty miles?
Fifty, for a miss is as good as a
Which is the fastest, heat or
cold? Heat, because you can catch a cold.
What must you add to nine to make
S, for ix with S is six.
Why are the teeth like verbs?
Because they are regular,
irregular, and defective.
INVASION OF THE NORTH.
As we intimated in our last
number, the rebels are fulfilling their threat of invading the North. It appears
that the army under
Lee commenced to move in a northwesterly direction on 9th
June, and that
General Hooker, discerning his intention, moved on 11th or 12th
on a parallel line. On the morning of 12th, a rebel corps, said to have been
Jackson's old corps, now commanded by General Ewell, passed through Strasburg.
The alarm was given, and General Milroy at Winchester prepared for defense. He
was attacked on 13th, and his assailants being far too strong to be successfully
resisted, he fell back, after a severe fight, to
Harper's Ferry. On the same
day, 13th, a Union force at Berryville, and another body at Middletown, were
attacked, and fell back to the Potomac. On 14th, Sunday,
attacked, and a sharp affair occurred. We have no precise account of how it
ended. It is stated, however, that our forces made good their retreat to the
Potomac. On the evening of 14th and the morning of 15th, a large body of rebel
troops, how many or of what description we know not, crossed the Potomac in the
vicinity of Nolan's Ford, and moved on Hagerstown, which was evacuated by our
troops on 15th. In failing back, our people are said to have taken with them
their stores, supplies, and guns. At 9 P.M. on 15th, the rebel advance-guard is
said to have entered
Chambersburg, which place we are likewise reported to have
evacuated. Other rebel columns are described as moving on Mercersburg, on the
one hand, and Waynesboro on the other. On 16th the rebel advance, consisting
mainly of cavalry, was at Chambersburg and Scotland. The forces assembled for
the protection of the State were at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
threatened, but it was believed that we could save it.
Of General Hooker's movements no
precise account has yet transpired, though it is known that his entire army has
moved in the direction of Manassas Gap. The President has called for 120,000
men, viz., 100,000 six months'
men, namely, 50,000 from
Pennsylvania, 30,000 from Ohio, 10,000 from Maryland, and 10,000 from West
Virginia; and 20,000 New York State militia, to serve for a short period.
Proclamations calling out troops have been issued by the Governors of Olio and
Pennsylvania, and troops are moving with alacrity toward the scene of conflict.
STRENGTH OF LEE'S ARMY.
It has been ascertained that the
reinforcements reaching General Lee from the Carolinas and elsewhere have
swelled his army to double the number he had in the
battle of Chancellorsville.
His force is divided into three corps, of 30,000 men each.
SIEGE OF VICKSBURG.
We have advices from
and vicinity to the 12th inst., at which time the situation was generally
unchanged, though our lines were being daily contracted. The late rains had
improved the condition of the army. Joe Johnson was still receiving
reinforcements from the East, and was preparing for an attack. About 6000 of
Kirby Smith's force were reported to have come up the Washita River, and to be
making demonstrations on the Louisiana side of the river, in consequence of
which our troops at Milliken's Bend had been reinforced. The army is perfectly
confident that Vicksburg will be taken.
FIGHT AT MILLIKEN'S BEND.
At the fight at Milliken's Bend
on 7th the rebels, under
McCulloch, 2500 strong, advanced upon our forces,
composed of three
negro regiments and the Twenty-third Iowa Volunteers. The
rebels made a desperate charge at daylight. The negroes broke in confusion; but,
finding that their captured companions were being slaughtered by the rebels,
rallied with great desperation, and drove the rebels back, with heavy loss on
GENERAL KIMBALL'S EXPEDITION.
General Kimball's expedition up
the Yazoo was a success. He went up as far as Sataria, with a force of 3000 men,
thirty miles below Yazoo City, and arrived there on the 4th inst. He learned
that a rebel force, under General Wirt Adams, 2000 strong, was not far off, and
he immediately marched to meet him. At 10 A.M. on Thursday, the 4th inst., he
came up with the pickets of the enemy, when a brisk fight ensued, lasting thirty
minutes. The enemy gave way, and a total rout ensued. Our loss was one killed
and seventeen wounded. Their loss in killed and wounded was considerable. We
captured a hundred prisoners.
DEFENSES OF PORT HUDSON.
A most interesting description of
Port Hudson and the state of things there has been given to the Herald by a
Confederate prisoner. It appears that the defenses of the place consist not only
of fortifications and heavy artillery around the town, but of outer works
composed of intrenched abatis, stretching out for nearly ten miles in a
semicircle, bristling with cannon of heavy calibre. The water defenses consist
of ten batteries, numbering between thirty and forty guns, some of them being
11-inch and others 13-inch bore. One of these batteries is stationed on a bluff
80 feet high. The strength of the garrison is between four and five thousand,
but their provisions and ammunition are said to be giving out. The post is
commanded by General Franklin Gardner, a graduate of West Point, and formerly an
officer in the United States army.
RECENT CAVALRY FIGHT.
The rebel reports of the great
cavalry fight on the
Rappahannock state that Fitzhugh Lee was severely wounded,
and that a number of prominent rebel officers were killed. They acknowledge a
loss of several hundred in killed, wounded, and prisoners, and that we gained to
much ground as to capture General Stuart's head-quarters near Brandy, and also
near Brandy Station.
General Stuart, of the rebel
cavalry, has replied to a flag of truce sent by General Pleasanton that all our
killed in the late cavalry raid at Beverly Ford have been decently interred, and
that all our wounded prisoners are being humanely cared for. He refuses to
permit the friends of the dead to cross his lines for the purpose of removing
Two new privateer steamers have
made their appearance, and it would appear from all the reports that they are
scouring the Atlantic Ocean as far down as Cape Horn, and from that point round
into the Pacific, to intercept our vessels from China and India. The reports of
these bold proceedings on the part of the rebel navy appear to have waked up our
Navy Department, for four United States vessels were sent from this port on
13th; three were ordered out from Hampton Roads at the same time; and others are
under orders to follow immediately to hunt up the Clarence (or Coquette). Two
sailing vessels, captured by the pirates, have been converted into privateers.
The Alabama destroyed during the mouth of April, south of the equator, four
United States vessels—the Dorcas Prince, Sea Lark, Union Jack, and Nye—with
OUR BLOCKADERS ARE DOING.
The Assistant Secretary of the
Navy, Mr. Fox, reports somewhat favorably of the action of our blockading
squadron. He states that up to the 1st of June they captured 855 rebel vessels,
which shows that the Department has not been asleep all the time.
COPPERHEADISM CROPPING OUT.
In Indiana recently some
resistance has been shown to the enrolling officers doing their duty under the
Conscription Act. A Deputy Provost-Marshal, a detective, and an enrolling
officer were fired upon on Wednesday near Mannville, in Rush County, and the
first two killed. Two companies of soldiers have been sent to the locality of
the murder. A soldier was also shot at Shelbyville, Indiana, on Wednesday, by a
deserter whom he was attempting to arrest.
It is understood that
Vallandigham has proceeded to some Southern port, from which he intends to take
his departure for Nassau.
THE French elections, conducted
under a universal suffrage franchise, were concluded on the 1st of June. The
Government candidates were defeated in every district of Paris save one. They
carried the rural districts, with very few exceptions. Of two hundred and
sixty-eight elections the Emperor's friends gained two hundred and fifty-two. It
was thought the Opposition in the new Legislature would number twenty-six
members of the highest talent and name. This result was regarded as very
unfortunate for Napoleon. There did not occur a single riot or breach of the
peace in the whole extent of France during the two election days.
The Poles have again defeated the
Russians in battle. France, England, and Austria forwarded a joint note to the
Czar, asking a representative government and an amnesty for Poland. The French
Emperor having invited the United States Cabinet to join the Allied Powers in
their representations to Russia, Secretary Seward declined, on the ground that
our traditional policy of non-interference in European affairs must be adhere
to. Mr. Seward's note has been published in St. Petersburg.
WITH ENGLAND AND FRANCE.
The English Admiral has demanded
of the Japanese Government a large indemnity and the surrender of the murderers
of Mr. Richardson, failing which France and England would declare war against
Japan. There were at latest dates thirteen British war ships and the French
Admiral's flag-ship at Kanagawa. The Japanese had nearly all left there, and all
the merchant-vessels had been detained to take on board foreign residents in
case war ensued.
think it an anomaly, Tom, your preparing to fight for your hearth and hone,
while you have not a wife?"