A Secassionist Trick.--The New-Orleans Times
of the twenty-eighth of October says;
“We have been sold
, most egregiously sold; as many other good and respectable people have been before us. Some ingenious person, signing himself or herself ‘Emily M. Washington
,’ sent us really a beautiful patriotic poem — when read in the usual way — which we published in our Sunday's issue, but which turned out to be an acrostic of the most abominable rebel character.”
By reading the first letters of each line, and adding he last line of each stanza, we get the following:
Sink, sink the Stars and Stripes for ever!
Lord, fail the Bannered Cross?
Waft, waft the murdered brave to glory,
Who 'neath that flag, in battle gory,
Denounce the Stars and Stripes for ever!
The New-Orleans Era
If by such arts of cunning our contemporary expects to fan into a flame the expiring embers of secessionism in this city, it will signally fail.
Here follows the poem: