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What is the Object of the War ? (From the Richmond Dispatch, Sept. 30.) The Yankee Government has at last laid aside all disguise. Lincoln openly proclaims the abolition, of slavery throughout the entire South, wherever a slave is held. The time for issuing this proclamation has been singularly well chosen. It is when the discharge of Pope's, last officer has left our Govern- ment, for the present, entirely without the means of retaliation. It is singularly consistent with the behaviour of Lincoln when Pope's infamous procla- mation was issued. That document was not sent forth until Lincoln had assured himself that the cartel either had been or would be signed. For the proclamation itself, it does not in the least alter the character of the war. It has been an abolition contest from the beginning, and is no more an abolition contest now than it was at first. The Yankees have stolen and set free aM the negroes who were willing to go, wherever their soldiers have had possession of the country. It is best for us, indeed, that the mask should be entirely laid aside, since our people, no longer deluded into the belief that their slave property will be respected, will be careful hereafter to remove it beyond the reach of danger. The document is merely, curious, from the clear demonstration which it affords of the entire possession which the abolition party has taken of the Federal Government, that the utter prostration of the last remnant of what used with so much unction to be termed by the canting knaves of New England, the bulwark of our liberties"—we mean that ridiculous old Constitution of the United States, which no party ever paid any attention to when they were strong enough to disregard it, and from which no party too weak to justify its position with the sword ever received the slightest protection. That the whole North will acquiesce in this last kick at the expiring Constitution, cannot be doubted. Experience has proved that we have nothing to hope from any party in that quarter. Eager as they may be to cut each other's throats, they are still more eager to cut ours, and to that pious work, we may be assured, they will devote themselves with all their energy. They are already calling for a million more of men, and the probability is that they will have them long before Christmas. We must make up our minds to meet these men, and to beat them, as we both can and will if they come here. It is interesting to see what is said by some papers in the border slaveholding States. The Clipper and the Lutheran Observer, both published in Baltimore, are in favour of the President. So is the Cambridge Intelligencer, an influential paper published in Dor- chester county, in one of the most thoroughly slave- holding districts in the State of Maryland. An extract from this last-named paper is truly edi- fying:—

The War a War of Freedom.

MELANCHOLY DEATH.

mTEMATIOEAL EXHIBITION.

GARIBALDI AT SPEZZIA.

EXTRAORDINARY THEFT Ol A DIAMOND…

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EXECUTION OF CATHERINE WILSON,

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THE SHILLING A WEEK FUND.