Truth in a Nutshell.
--The Baltimore American thus alludes to the sudden conversion of the New York Herald to the policy of the Administration:
No journal in the country has done more to precipitate the South
into secession, and to urge the seceded States to extreme measures, than the N. Y. Herald.
It has given eager circulation to every Abolitionist's harangue that could irritate and excite the South
, and since the commencement of the present troubles it has continually held out to the seceded States the lure that they would find the North
divided and distracted — unable to take up the challenge to a contest, no matter in what way it should be provoked.
Yet, when the crisis has come, and the war spirit sweeps over the North
, none are more prompt than the Herald
to chime in with the popular cry.