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The prison — the most powerful Agent of the tyrant.

--The world has no doubt ceased to be appalled at the ruthless tyranny of the vulgar man who rules the Northern people. The telegraph news in the Dispatch of this morning announces numerous arrests of some of the very best men of Maryland; but they will occasion no surprise. They are no doubt to be followed by many others. The object of the Washington President is two fold — viz: to prevent the Maryland Legislature, which meets to-morrow, from doing anything adverse to his interests, and to deprive the leading men of that State of power to injure him by consigning them to prison. He imagines that by robbing the people of their leaders they will be deterred from all resistance and become passive subjects of his tyranny. When Gen. Banks was approached by a prominent citizen relative to the arrest of Marshal Kane, he replied that if there were no accusations against that gentlemen, his imprisonment was proper, because his great influence and his military talents made him a dangerous man to the Government.

These arrests, this system of enslaving the noble State of Maryland, by placing the leaders of the people powerless and helpless in prison, must excite deeply the public mind of the whole Southern Confederacy. They make all pray for the speedy crossing of the main Southern army to Maryland, to rescue her people from the execrable thraldom they now groan under. Not a moment of unnecessary delay should postpone that event. Justice, Humanity, the interests of the Southern cause all demand that at the earliest day, the people of Maryland should be relieved, and the wicked and oppressive measures of Lincoln terminated.

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