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A foreign publication gives an entertaining fancy sketch of a tiger hunt in India, with sundry illustrations, in the best style of the art. The hero of the sketch is a tall, gaunt, firm- looking man, who is attended by a companion, low of stature, and who always keeps himself close behind the principal performer. In one of the hunts they manage to entrap a tiger in a hogshead, and to get his tail through the bung-hole, which they ingeniously contrive to fasten into a knot. The tiger, not liking his new quarters, proceeds to take up his line of march, --to secede, in short,--carrying the hogshead with him; while, to prevent the knot slipping, the tall man takes hold of the tail of the tiger, and the little man, to prevent accident to himself, grips firmly the tail of the tall man's coat.--The illustration which accompanies this scene is one of the most laughter-moving of oddities in this line of humor which we have ever seen. Extremes are said to meet,--they certainly met in this instance,--and the farcical caricature might be made, with some modification, to illustrate a terrible tragedy in America. A tall man from Kentucky is enacting the part of the Nimrod-in-chief of a hunt on such a scale as India never saw, while always behind him, close as his shadow, is a little man from New York, holding on to the coat tails of the hard-handed gentleman in front, and keeping himself in a position to escape any sudden turn that the game may make upon its pursuers. The little man, in the present case, is the chief instigator of the sport, but he does not love hunting well enough to take direct hold of a tiger's tail. He keeps at a respectful distance from that infuriated animal, except on such occasions as Peace Commissions, when he is a model of courtesy and politeness, and invokes the blessings of Heaven upon the whole tiger family, and sends his love to any of their friends and relatives who may chance to have heard of him in former times. The parties then resume their former attitudes; the hunted animal in front, tall man hold of the tail again, and little man in the rear, pushing the tall fellow on, and looking out for himself as usual. The President of the United States, by virtue of his office, occupies a more prominent position in the antipathies of the Confederate people than any other individual. But it is only as such that he is entitled to that distinction. Personally, he has no such claims to the abhorrence of Southern minds as William H. Seward, who, more than any other individual in the North, is responsible for the state of public sentiment which brought on the war; for the political organization of abolitionism; for the adoption of coercion, and, we doubt not, for every important step that Lincoln has taken, from the time when, on his way to Washington to be inaugurated, he refused to disclose the policy of his Administration, down to the conclusion of the peace commission at Fortress Monroe. It is unjust, and, it seems to us, impolitic, to aim the batteries of the Confederate press at Mr. Lincoln as the real President of the United States. The archenemy of our country, and of peace and liberty, is William H. Seward, who has become, virtually, the monarch of the United States, and makes all the other departments of the Government,--executive, legislative and judicial,--the mere registers of his decrees.
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