The saddle on the right horse.
--It is a little surprising that journalistic reference cannot be made to the black spirits of a nationality without the white spirit immediately considering themselves attacked and maligned.
This extra sensitiveness would often give journalists much mental trouble were they not used to its exhibition.
For our pert, if any one should throw a fool's cap out of a window among a multitude, we should regard ourselves as afflicted with an unnecessary mains for folly, did we stop, pick it up, and place it on our head.--Catch us doing that ! But there are people who will insist that such a paper ornament was intended for them, and thereat grow fiercely irate.
What would the owner of a stud of horses think of a groom who persistently put the saddle on the wrong horse ? And yet, everywhere, we find people indulging in this folly whenever some of the bad and unprincipled of a nationality are mentioned in the columns of a newspaper.
We referred the other morning to an unpatriotic number of German Jews, and even native Americans
, besieging the Passport Office
, eager to get out of the city, lest the gunboats of the Yankees
should come up and render their precious lives unsafe.-- Guess our astonishment when we were met by some genuinely good and patriotic German Jews, who imagined that they were placed in the same category with the weak-hearted besiegers of the Passport Office
, who, by their actions, proved that they had the deer's heart and the woman's hand.
Now, we are not without knowledge that among the nationality spoken of, the South
has warm and earnest friends, and are, therefore, surprised that any such should feel that our remarks were intended for them.
As well might an honest attack on old Scott
, and the rest of the Senthern traitors, who have shown their status
in this great war, be construed into an attack on the patriotic of Virginia
and her sister Southern States.