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ver know that they are not efficient and exemplary guardians of his interests. We have seen with interest a good many names which have been permitted to be mentioned in connection with the service of the public in the Congressional Department. It is more particularly with reference to this that we desire to make a few comments. We hope to see this new Government start on a path of true Republican simplicity, fidelity, and straightforwardness. If over there was a time when the great Jefferson that should be applied to those who seek office in every department--"Is he capable, is he faithful, is he honest ?"--it is now. The old Republic began — as most Republics begin — with good intentions and exemplary conduct. There were not only political giants in those days, but most of them were men of genuine patriotism, who were more solicitous for the success and glory of the Republic than for the advancement of their own personal fortunes. General Washington, who would not receive a
ligan's brigade, brings information from Lexington, Mo., up to Monday night. Gen. Price had left Lexington, Mo., and his main body was moving Southward to effect a junction with Gen. McCulloch, and give Gen. Fremont a battle. Gen. Price anticipates an easy victory over Gen. Fremont. The Confederates will then move to St. Louis, where 24,000 Secessionists will rise and welcome the Confederates with arms in their hands. Louisville, Oct. 4. --Special appeals have been, and continue to be made to the young men of Louisville and of Jefferson counties, as well as of the adjoining counties, and every inducement offered for them to join the Federal forces; but the work goes on slowly. Federal appeals to their patriotism, State pride, love of country, and all the influences that urge men to gallant and glorious deeds, are insufficient to awaken them. Not twenty recruits from the Home Guards, of Louisville, are in the camp here. The Journal thinks it "very strange indeed."
failure of free institutions. And perhaps even in our own midst there are desponding patriots, who allow themselves to doubt that the great theory of self-government can never be permanently demonstrated in practice. But to my mind this separation of the States, although attended with a fierce conflict of arms, affords the strongest evidence we have ever had of the capacity of one people, at least, to appreciate and maintain constitutional liberty as it existed in the days of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. Had the South been satisfied simply with the name of a free Government, she had only to connive at the violations of the Constitution by the North, and to-day, instead of war, she would have had peace; instead of offering her brave men by thousands as sacrifices to the God of battles, she would have them engaged in the industrial arts at home; instead of deserted rivers and silent harbors, we should have our water-courses still whitened with the wings of commerce and