Doc. 34.-our National emblem.
[We have printed the foregoing communication, not because we approve the idea, but because the subject is one on which it is well to hear all rational suggestions. Before we got our national emblem, we must get rid of stars and stripes in all their variations. So, too, of all arrangements of red, white and blue.  Nothing can be gotten from either but plagiarisms, poor imitations, feeble fancies. Our coat-of-arms must be not only in accord with the higher law of heraldry, but, above all, original, our own, and not another's. Not one of the thousand writers on this topic has yet presented an original or appropriate idea. Yet there is a thought which starts to the mind's eye. The national emblem of the equestrian South is the horse. Its colors are black and white. Its shield is the sable horse of Manassas, on a silver field; its flag is the white flag with the black horse. Both colors are already united to make the grey of the confederate uniform; and emblem and colors are alike suggestive of the country and its history, and neither belong to any other natian of Christians.--Ed. Ex.]