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SOL. MUM, EDITOR iD PUBLISHER.
VOLUME V.--NUMBER, 50,
AS1REA AT THE CAPITOL
BV JOHN C. WHITTIER.
1a h't "' tanner wire
Abo" the ntion eonncil-hill,
1 Itui benth iumtrbla wall
Tit cltilint '0r, of ''"'
It tbt foul mirtet.ple I itoJ,
And iw the Clirirtiin mothtr toU,
AnJ thiHhooJ with it locVt of rH.
B1M-.J.J ano fii with E klA-
1 hut aj erei. I heU n)J Lrtlti,
And imotberinR ,",,, ll1 ,h,m"
Tbt t T No"11" k'ooa 8,m'''
Stood lilent-wbert to ipeiE iu dMtli. 1
Beiide nt jloomed the priioiwtll,
IVhert wud ont in tlow decline,
Fer ntttrint limplt wof it of nine,
Aid lotinj Freeoom ill too well.
The Et thit floated from the dome,
Flipped menace In tht moraine air;
I tood, a perilled itranfer, whert
Tbt hnman broker made bit home.
For crime war yirtne: Gown and Swot!
Aad Law their three.fold laaetioft gate,
Aad to the quarry of the tlaro
Went luwlinx with oar ijmboI-birJ.
On the oppreuor'i tide wat power:
Aid ret I kaew that trerj wrong,
HoKeier old, ho eer strong.
Bet wlitad God's artnging boor.
I katir tint trnth uonld cralb tht lit
Somehow, looietime, the end wonU be;
Tet Ktrttlr dated I hope to lee
The Iriooiph with my mortal eta.
Bat now I lee it! In the inn
A fret Sag floats from joniltr dome.
And at the nation's hearth and homo
The jtilice long delayed it done.
5tt as we hoped, in calm of prayer;
The message of dclirtranct eomtt,
Bel beralde J by roll of drams.
On warts of batile.troo.bled air!
'.Midit soaods that madden andapia!.
The stag that Bethlehem's sheplienls knew!
The harp of David melting tliroogh
The demon-agonies of Sanl!
Not at we hoped; bat what art wet
Abore oar broken dreams and plans
God isys, with wiser hand than man's,
The corner-stones of liberty.
I cati! not with dim: tko roite
That Freedom's blessed gospel tails,
(s sweet to me as silver bells,
Kfjoicing! yea, I will rejoice!
Dstr frisnds still toiling in the snn
Ye dearer ones wbo, gone before.
Art watching from tht eternal shore.
The slow work by yocr bands began
Rejoire with me! The chastening rod
Blossoms with lore; the fnrnace beat
Grows cool bentatli His blessed feet,
Whose form is as the Son of God!
Hejoicel Oor Manh's bitter springs
Are sweetened; oa oor gnraad of grief.
Kite, day by day, in strong relief,
Tlit prophecies of better things.
Eejoice in hope! The day and night
Are oae with God, and one with them
Wbo sea by faith the elondy kern
Of lodgment fringed with Mercy's light!
MY CAPTURE AND ESCAPE.
In the ranks of my regiment, 1 1
at Washington City, in June, 186
was toon after sent out to the sacred soil
of Virginia. Oor regiment was: sent to
the advance of the Federal lines,: and. por
tions were sent out on picket duty. When
U came my turn to advance near the eno
eray'a lines, I felt some apprehensions' for
raj safety, and though I was a soldier, .1
must frankly confess I-feared the rifles of
Confederate sharp-shooters. Near.
where onr pickets were stationed ,was a
little, old-fashioned log h'oose, that look
ed comfortable and cheering,, and often
made me feel sad, when seated in .some
little nook or corner of the bushas watchr
'ng the enemy. How that old log house
made my heart palpitate, and drew from
rae deep" and heavy sighs. Not that'I.bad
lost one particle of ;my patriotism, or felt
'"j me less brave or willing to fight lor
my country, but it would' bring to my
mind pictures of home, ami ;of . many
Pfeisaqt scenes I had passed witli my
sters and brothers around the family
board. I noticed the honsa was occupied,
and fair forms flitted in and out; and one
" particular drew my attention. I be
came deeply interested in ths inmates of
"at house; and, as I thought tho matter'
over, it seemed as if I could not restrain
my curiosity, but I must visit it. .Stand
rag, as it did, between two hostile armies;1
wnat could induce its inmates to remain1,
with destruction visible all aroond 'then??,
m.. M "kMtifel afternoon" in, the lat
ter part of June, that I was again on p'icV
? duty ,n A" vicinity of the log bonse.
iwu determined that day to satisfr my
cunosity, d visit t,,e houge. -j-J
y Companion. I stain ncrnns. ss finlr, hr
lLn;,w'ft"MnS "'A a vigilant eye, every,
onsii of fence, to prevent surprise. As I
IZ 7bei the hon8e. I ewd aTplaintive
f;1?1",. so sweetly that I wept,
J8' I felt ashamed of myself, as a sol7
hZ i .1 m weakness- I drew close up
lion i XhlTe' ana in cronchingposi:
d i V''6 ,istene'"' Tl ong ce.av
tbe floor eaVJ' ha:i,.v S,RP sounded on
heS11 What i8 tha matter?" I
ff,! ablated and monrnful qnive?.
Mv dear, dear daughter, you and
yoar mothermast.depart, at once. Yon
must go to Washington, and from thence
you may.find your way, to Massachusetts,
where your nncle lives. Tell him, that
his brother implores him to protect you
nntil-1 can reacti. you. Our'conntVv is
torn and distracted, and.ntter rnih seems
to hang pVerir; Oh,' G.bdT'when will
ail tnis endi"! . . n - -i i -.-:., :
"And you, George," (I believe this
was' the voice of his: wife,) "whore aro you
I had now approached a - crevice
through which Leonid see tlio interbr.of
the bonse; and when the question, wis ask
ed, I conld see tho man start; and look
atr his wife in mute astonishment His
face turned white, then scarlet,' and then
a dark-blue; bis eye balls seemed to start
from their sokcets, and the 'veins of his
neck swelled to an enormous size; he
trembled and reeled, and down he sat in
1'Where am I going?" ho gasped.
-uoa oniy.icnows !"
"Why, what on earth do you mean ?'.
tairiy screamod bis wife.
"I mean this," suld he, more calm;
"X am going into the rebel army, not
from my own free will, but from com
pulsion, to save a home for yon and Jen-
ny.- ... . . . .
"Uuvtatner, do not join the rebel nrmy,
but fight for the old stars and stripes, and
for. the country yon have so long loved;"
and Jenny caught her futlier about his
neck, and, kissed him. (
I. could get but a single glance at her
face, but bow lovely she looked, pleading
toMier country and her father's honor.
The .mother was standing by him, and
the great tears flowed down her cheeks and
dropped on bis shoulders.
"Come, dear father, let us North; Uncle
David is a good man, and we can live in
The father sat and listened to the plead
ing:of his daughter, and these were joined
by the wife, with snch stirring pathos,
that -he yielded, and consented to leave
immediately for Washington, and join the
"You have decided me; I will go," he
exclaimed; and tho terror that agitated
bim a few moments before, had entirely
"Bless you, father 1" exclaimed Jenny,
as she drew back an old, board that was
against the wall, over the mantle-piece,
and from its secret hiding place, drew
out a small, beautiful Star Spangled Ban
ner. "There, my fnthcr, under the folds of
that flag you must fight, if you will go to
war, but not beneath tho Palmetto, the
Pelican, and the Serpent," and she threw
it around his shoulders, while his stalwart
frame braced up, and his eye brightened,
as he pressed the Stars and Stripes to his
How I, loved that girl, as she stood
there in all the majesty of her pride, gaz
ing on her father. I could have fought
a regiment of rebels ntthat moment, or as
many more as might have been bronght
against me. Had, 1 been ready to mar
ry 'at that moment,, I would have made
that girl my wife at least a dozen, times..
But my thoughts on the subject were of
short duration, for just, as the father was
about to make preparations to .start from
home, in Btepped four rebel troopers, un
der the command of a corporal.,
"Well, sir. we have called for,, yon,"
said the corporal, Jond.I don't think we
came any too soon," and-he snatched the
Star Spangled Banner from off the shoul
ders of the man, threw it upon the floor,
and stamped upon it. "That is the very
waylwe setour heels on the necks of the
Yankee Jnvaders.". - .. .
How my blood foamed; it didn't boil,
bnt 'raved through my veins, as if it' would
burst them. Suddenly Jenny sprang for
ward; and pushing the corporal back with
such force that be almost fell to the floor;
and: snatched Sp the ''flag and flaunted it
in his face.
i'As Under its folds tyranny was driven
from the land, so Bhalltraitors be driven
ont or hring; and if I were a man, I would
puriisbyon for the insult 'offered to this
dearold flag' of mine." , , t7
wl didn't come here to fight the women."
said the corporal, doggedly. "Oome, Mr.
DaviB, ybn'te'been drafted,.and rnnst go
to the army." '
"I will not fignt agarasi my win, t j-.
claimed' the man, -exhibiting' 8dme.?signs
of resistance. '
"But yousball. Seize him', men I -
Ti, Knla'anmnt forward nndcanght
Davisf but; being"!? stronger nian'he hnrt-j
ed them irom mm. '.again.iu.ojr
liira. with' more success,- and were, pro
ceeding to bind bim. . 1' could stand it no
longer; I 'rushed to'the door; "screaming,
"leashed -'intd the house;, and just at
that moment down wentfone;oftho rebels,
.v. .!r whirled in the air, amFcame
house; bnt seeing
tho combat. Davis was still bomia.-Ind
t ..-!;iMi.'iii?'Vn'i! taken nnsoner.
Davis andmyVeirw-eremarcriedorr to,tHe
-iw..i'iJimr i "while JennT and her moth-
er were left alono in the honse. -n
. . j . t.ob satnrisoner in tne
n-.. . . ' i i rf TlaviaT
rhbadhKoae.QfnflyWe'J . ndt:
"j Li..t--M haeosaeT of;Be,7 iicaretl
not rSw. th.t.1, hid Jost-Mm. gjrf.
... a., j i-iw.Jitn love. The.day had
v . -il:u r-.T;Vs- tiMted in a sort 'of
wraeg-.... . ";Tm . - ,.na
brosu wnr. .-- -k 6n atten
a" , I Sonirht absolnlely
ruin a ii mv
down-orfthe Bead 'W"&-
rebels were'frightenedj "and fled from the
I was aione.'-reinrnoa io
WHITE GLODD, KANSAS,,;THURSDAYy; JIM 19, .1862,,
of home and Jenny; I heard a rustling
noise near me, ebd-fe delicate hand' was;
laid on my arm.
"Follow me quickly, and I will save
you," she whispered in my ear, and plac
ing her hand on my; mouth. :i '
tiShe then withdraw and 1,'snakeilike,.
crawled out of the lent after- her. Oar?
tiontly we moved along till we came to
the guard. ...,
"Who goes there ?" came quickly, and
down we dropped on our faces.
The, guard passedon, and tve. crawled
forward, stopping ,to liUn. The guard
was returning, and wo lay until he had
again passed, and we again pushed for
ward more rapidly.
"We are now beyond the camp, bnt
we navo the pickets to pass yet. My"
lamer is waiting, tor ns yonder," Bant
she, tnrnim? to, the, left.
"You are a, brave girl," I ventured to
say, and there is no knowing what else
1 might nave said, but she placed her
ringer on my mouth with a gentlo "Hush!"
Secreted in the bushes was her father,
who firmly grasped my hand as wo join
him. Jenny then placed a musket in my
hands, and I could, sea by the dim light
that her father was provided with one:
and she carried one, though I must confess,
very awkardly, I wa all curiosity to
know how she, little, frail creature, could
accomplished so much.
"I am afraid we shall have to fight, t lie
pickets," said her father; "hut it is life
or death, and if we can scare ,them, we
In perfect silence we approached' tho
locality of the picket guard, and thought
we had eluded their vigilance, when a
quick' and frightened' challenge burst up
on us. This was followed almojt instant
ly by a Flasli.-'nml a bullet'pnssed close to
my head. J '
"Charge on them, 'boys 1 shouted Davis,
as he fired, nnd I qnickly sent a bullet in
tho direction of the rebel picket. I saw
Jenny's musket come to her shoulder, and
as it was discharged.-shi! 'reeled' and would
have fallen to the gronnd; bnt I caught
her, and in a moment she had recovered
from the shock.
We heard the enemy's picketsTelrcat
ing in alarm, and making the most of
their confusion, we dashed forward to the
Union lines, some half a mile distant.
I had made my escape, but not through
my own stratpgy or skill, hut by the con
stant work and energy of a young and
brave girl, whose patriotic heart wonld
not forsake her honored and beloved Gov
ernment, and whoso determination rescu
ed her father from tho hands of tho op
pressor. The muskets she provided us with were
secreted in he father's house. She had
located them, and eluded the vigilance
of the enemy's guard, and deposited them
wheio she delivered them to ns.' Sho bid
us a touching farewell, nnd in company
with her mother, proceeded to the .btate
ilcrfather enlisted in the Federal army,
and now, side by side, we aro fighting to
deliver his homo from the hand of the
oppressor, .while I .look., for Ward with
pleasure to the day when I shqll.be award
ed the hand of Miss Jenny, as a. reward
for my effort to save her father.
THE .FLAG OF THE HED, WHITE, AND .BLUE.
ADDIXIOHAL T2ESE8 TOjAS OLD SOHO.
' BY BEV. J. C. .FORMA.
Dlest banner of Freedom! thj pioion
Floats wiile o'er Um land and tht sts;
Tbe onibltm orpeacerol dominloa,
Oor. ejei torn with raptnre to. thee.
Thoorh war-cloods tnd dangers are o'ertis,
Tbt folds art still d tar to onr riew;
. V(iti tbt) fltf of our oonntrr before, ns,
Wt taarch to tlit Red, JVbite and Chit,
We jaarcli to tKt Bed, Wbite and UJoe,
' 'Wo march to the Bed, White and Dlae;
With the' Sag of oor country before ns,
W mareh U tho Red, Wbit'o and Blue. '-
ThVjlonotis enslpi ne'er titer.
Let tt Boat U tbe ether abore,
Ita atars lb brigbt sjmbol, fortter, '
Mar ih'eV'neter jrow dito io their shining, . ,
Nor fade' from their eoiort aotrnei
'The stars and tht stripes still airtwininir
Hurrah for the Red, 1TMW eaaJd Bloo! r
w ,t . , - -s " J
m-' - r
' Tboogli traitors'shall meet and dissemlle',
AadirinlMorRebelsaliairrTsJ, -:' " J
Oar baoner sfcaU close them tremble, o
-Aai)wTilhabrigtitSoothenttlies; -1 -j
..Andrailiioo'i of patriot roicea . , , ,
SJh'ali thVeli'oroi or Freedom renew.
And' siioi,ra1UioatIon rejoices,
' :. ' H'orrah'for tnir Re'd, WTiit and Blaef '
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(From the New YorkSanday Mercury.), ct
LETTER FROM 0KPHEU8 C KEEE.
1 - "3 ' ' " -" '
Captain TilliaBa aaa CafUia MaBcaaa-
, ea iaaDael..
Wet towels, soda water, and a.fe w whole
some kicks in tbe rear :having ronuerea
company 8. regimentu5, jMackerel Brig
ade, .aofficiently certain of their legs to
march a .polka in the.space. or an.ordina
ry cornfield. 'Captain, Villiam Brown
placed bimsolf at their head, and,, flank
c4 by canteen and an adjutant,- the com
hinp4ipageani,aS jast ibontmoving on
. rpttinnoitarinff expedition aslcamo op.
Ha Vli sayr Viiliam, hastily placing
isiaRbiit-frill over the nock of a bottle
tixr mrfMdmitallv DeeDed
from nin noxom.
.' "Iram-abont to lead. these noble-'beinga
r on the path of glory, aad yon Bhall par-
CONSTlTUfipN; AND THE
Without a word Ijnrnedhialeftwfng;
and as the band,, which consisted. of a fat
Dutchman and a nightkey bugle, struck
up "Drops of Brandy," we moved orr
ward, like the celestial vision of' child
hood 8 dream.
streaming through the golden-tinged win
dows of -some gfand old cathedra fell
that April' afternoon on budding .Nature,
as we halted before a piece'of woods just
this side of Strasburg. On the new
leaves of the trees in front of us the sun
shino coined a thousand phantom cata
racts of specie, and in the.vale below en
a delicate purple shadow wrestled with
the bill-reflected fire of tho snn. Deep
silence fell bn Company 3, Regiment 5,
Mackerel Brigade : the band out his in
strument on the ring with the key of his
trunlr, and Villiam softly rcconnoiterea
through a spy-glass fnrnished with a cork.
Suddenly tho tones of a rich, manly voice
swelled op from the bosom of the valley:
"Hnsh !" says Villiam, sternly'eyeing
the band, who had just hiccupped " 'tis
the Hymn of tho Contrabands."
Wo all listened, and conld distinctly
hear the following words of the singer :
"They're holding camp meeting in Hickory Swamp,
O, let mr people go; m
Ve preielier so darVdat lie carry am lamp.
O, let mj people go.
De braders am singing dis jubilee tone,
O, let mj ptoile go;
Tuo dollar a yea's for the Weekly Trlbumr,
O, let raj people go l" '
Ah the strain died away in the distance,
the Adjutant blapped his left leg. ,
"Why," 6ays he, dreamily, "that must
be Greeley down. thero." -:,
"No !" says Villiam; solemnly, "it is
one of the wronged children of, tyranny
warbling the suppressed, hymn, of his in
jured people. ,lt is.asign,!' says Villiam,
trembling with bravery, "that the bourn
em Confederacy is somewberes around ;
for when yon hear tbe squeak of the ag
onized rat," said Villum philosophically,
you may be sure that tbe sanguinary ter
rier is on tho war path."
Scarcely had ha spoken, my boy, when
thero emerged from tho edgo of tli wood
before, us a rebel company, heided, by an
officer of hairy coun'leuanco and much
shirt-collar-" This officerst faco was a
whisker "plantation', through which rhis
eyes peeped forth like two snakes coiled
up in a window-brush", nis ilress was
shoddy, his hair was toddy, and a yard
of valuable .stair 'carpet enveloped his
"Halt !" said he to his file of reptile,
whoso general effect was that of a con
grcsss.of rag merchants just como.in from
a happy speculation in George Law mus
kets. "Sir," said the officer, bowing ( in a.
graceful jemi -circle, "I am soraeAhat in
the First Family way, own a plantation,
drink bnt little water at hom and havo
the honor to bo Captain lluuchauseii, of
ih'o Southern Confederacy."
"Dost fence?" says Villiam, grimly,
drawing his sword.
"Fence-!" says Captain Munchausen,
nlan tfriiwiniT his duimiscd crowbar.
"Did'st 'ever' hoar: bbv. or read, of Ih'af
great fencer" of the olden time; the Chev
alier St. George ?"
"Ofteri,"; Bays Villiam; iii a tone that
was as plainly 'the eclio of a lie as1 that
of'the delicate female eater of elate pen
cils; when'sho says:that 'sho could never
bearpdrlc and beans. k
'"Well," says Captain Mnnchasen,
haughtily, "the chevalier was so extreme
ly jealous of my superior' skill;- that he
actually went and died nearly a hundred
vears before I was borni'x - ""
' : "Soap;".8ay8 Villiam; like one talking
iphis sleep, ','is. sometimes: made .with
"By Chivalry 1" says Captain Mnn
chansenjichplerically ;? "I swear, I.never
toldta single lie in all my life."
"A single lie!".' says Villiam,-abstrc-tedlv:
"ah.no.l for the lies of the South
ern Confederacy are all married, and have
This domestic speech, my boy,-was too
much for Munchausen. ' Asking one of the
rag merchants t6 holdihia three-ply over-'
coat, and carefully removing his fragmen
tary. canr-that none of the cold potatoes
should spill:oot'of;it, he planted the re
mains, of .his right boot' slightly in.ad-
yance, of tho skeleton of bis.lett, andtdun-dered':-
-'.-' ' ' --"-
"'Sbloodl" !-t -,:,'"
- Quick as tbe lightning leaps long tbe
clond.didViliiamBro'wn send the great
toe.of .bistfexter.-foot: .o;meet that of his
foe ; his Damascus blade lay across the
opposing brand, and' he-whispered :
'Sdeathd". r -S i. "'"- f
Iti was a- beautiful sight-by Minerva,
it was. " -'"- -
-"Stop 1" 'say's Villiam, snddehly hanP
ing in his weapon again ;'!'it shall aever'
be said that I took advanUge of a foe
rnan." st - "t - " r - .' z C
-As he nttered' these memorable "words;
myr boy, Ma? ornament of the service
plucked aalinfant demijohn from his bb
om, and magnanimously; passed it bt his
antagoBut, ' -
..A. soft coramotioa was -visible in tbe
whiskers iof Captain Munchausen -tbo
subnrbiof a 8mih?.a it were a cavern
opened 'in their midst, the vessel ascended
curvilinear!-' thereto. land the 'sound-, was
as the trickling of 'water down' a. moan
tain gulch. : . -i '
.The. Adjutant' took' hi seat on the
sleeping body of. the band.. and.with pen
cil and paper.prepared to record the com-;
bati 'Aha OppOSlBK .cuawHpiuus .jHwu,
eath other, -and as" Villiam once more
raised his blade he smiled horribly;
Thn mr hov. was witnessed a scene to
make old Charlemagne paldins dance High
Xike i theradianca of a higtor',beavenLaawildly!forwird Slam IJiaaglicrack!
jinks in their graves,. and call all the'-Ar-
tnwian knights to' lifei again. Cartel
titrce! bat it was a spectacle for Hector
and? Achilles. -'With' swords; Tpointed
straight 'atekcb others noses'did the val-
Arnnft harnM oVin wiiillv lianlr itl tKon
smack! right and left ! over and tinder !
parry, feint,. and premiere' force ! Now
did they hop; fiercely nlong' on opposite
sides ot.itno road, eyeing each other like
demoniac Thomas Cats upon the moon-i
lit fence. Ever and anon did they dart
furiously to tho centrePrcn'tting the' blessed
atmosphere to invisible splinters and slay
ing imaginary legions.
But' a crisis was at hand ! In, one of
his.tcrriblo chop3, the cool and , collected
Villiam bronght his deadly weapon down
full upon the knuckles of tho. enemy.
Bnt for the fact that Villiam's sword was
not quite as sharp as the Bide of ah ordi-1
nary tnree-story bouse, .Munchausen s
hand would nevermore havo wielded. tren
chant blade. As it was, ho hastily dash
ed his brand to the ground, crammed his
knuckles into bis mouth, struck up an im
passioned dance, and mumbled, in ex
treme ogitation :,
"Golfiro your cursed abolition sonl !"
It was beautiful, ray boy, to see how
tho calm Villiam leaned upon his sword
and smiled. ,
"Ah !" says Villiam, "so peiUh the
foes of the Union, the Constitution, and
the Enforcement of' the Laws. I havo
brnised the Confederacy, Adjutant 1" says
Villiam, in a sudden burst of pardonable
exultation; "score ono for tho United
States of America."
Now it Inppened, my boy, that as Vil
liam said this,. ho1 turned to where the
Adjutant was sitting, and bent- down to
give particular directions. His body was
jTtins made to assumo somewhat of the
ishapo of the letter U, the .curve being
sharply toward the enemy. In an instant
Captain Munchausen regained bis sword,
grasped it after the manner of a flail, and,
'with'a prodigious spanky applied it to
tbe unguarded portion of my bero s anat
I -High sprang tho almost assassinated
illiam into the air, witu sparks ponr-ing-rYom
his eyes; "and Union oaths his
sing, from bis working jaws:
'Adjutant! roared Captain Munchau
sen, "Hcoro ono tor tbe.ooutnern uontea-
No sooner bad Villiam reached1 the
ground and picked np the cork, that had
fallen from his bosom as he ascended,
than he plunged rampagionsly at his adver
sary and aimed n blow at his head tbat must
havo taken it. off, had C apt. Munchausen
been about a yard taller. As it was, tho
stroke mercilessly split the air and caused
my hero to spin like a mighty top.
In vain did the shameless, iConfederato
swordsman try to get. in a hit as Villiam;
went round ; the sword of .the Union,
met him at every tnrn, and right quickly
was the avenging blade, humming around
his head again. Inspired , with the
clrniirrtli n( Hprnnlpa. fJin rr.illrnnrn nf
Promethean, and tho fire of Pluto, the gor
geous villiam Brown went at bis work
once more, like a fclIer,,of great trees,
and in another moment his.1 awful blade
twanged upon the foeman's head.
Down.wcnt Captain Munchausen sing
ing inverted. psalm's, with a whole nest of
rockets exploding in his brain. Pale
turned tho rag merchants, "at Jthe. sight,
!.t J-Jj -r'.L -is' .IsL-.'ilL '.1I ..-J'
ana one oi uieiu imiueuiuieiy ueseiicu
to our side, on'dswore'rie babVsl ways. teen
a Unihn man. " - t- -
Villiam leaned upon his, blade; and.
,- ,i slit'. f-.n ' .- -
Kinuiy rcmarKeu, :,
. "Hiahead is :broken;'I heard it crack."
''"Tis false r'-.8aysr Captain Munchatir.
sen'glooraily ; '"that'll an old crick
I've had it ever einco.I was a boy."
', 'Ah !" says Villiam. " airily. "I'm
afraid my, blo'w has caused more tbah'one
,. -i i ,. ! ;.' '" t "t'r 2. re ' .a. '
luuerai in iuo lnsectt Kiuyuuui, ,tur tuo
cut Went right' through, the hair:, Have a
comb?" says Villiampjeas'antly.
Can't. Munchausen made.n& reply, iriy!
boy,' bht motioned for' hi"i men to bear
him frpm tho field' It wasnoiiced, how
ever, that., as' be'was .' bein'c carried into
.,1";: - , ..j ny- .- ...,!' t' i :.", j-
ine wooa, iib asaeu a geniieman in ru-,
markable tatters, to take -him to, tho fast'
ditch.,.- . ;T , --,..,.. t fJ v.:
,'AsJ th'o So'utliefn CrifeiicracJ'-'8aPr.
peared,, Captain. jViljianiBrown' hammer-
cu jus Bvoni siraigni wtiu uit oi biuuu,
forced it into its r scabbard, "and turned
-" - ' ' n ' ri ' ' " ' v t-"-'i' t". t'
l0).oompany, o,- ivegiracnt -;,, iuacitBrei
Brigade, ..several ,me'rabers of which "were
cpgagcu in, ine, aiuietic gnmo.oi pitctt
peuuy; - r ,. , i, rjv- -
, "Let the band be.awakened'sajs Vil
liam. , : L" ' - rl - " -" ' r
A, Mackerel at once, procgedad.lobreafe
theilumbers of, tho ofchestVy,' by shaking
a" bottle, near his ' ear ,tht', experiment
havibff never been, known , tb."fail'"iri ihe
nnr rltstrncted ennnlrv."
After sounding, several .cat calls on his
niebt-kor bnjsle.-in tho .manner, of all
great instrumentalist who wish; to' know
about tbeir instruments Deingm wne, ine
band.strnck bp Ae to.tbi Chief,! Vaaj
we, marched to quarters Hko scmany ;ne
roes xtf "Ancient Rum.- ', i -.
Shall treason triumph in our land, my
hnv. while there's a a word to. wave ? I
think not, roy boy Ithmk net.' Though
Columbia, didrjiot rrJeUhe. weve- her
champions, would see to it, that fiho never
waived, the. rule.... .i.i ..' .
.. ."! iyonrs,-:for.-tbe.BtarrSpangled,,-.
i nt- : '-' ' 'OaresTCseC. Kerb. ,,.
-I- t :." .' iX.. : : IUJ 'l
A troublsomedoor.to tcndrrTue "'
case, ot a prononncea,muiicai. cuaracier.
"vHa!" says Vniiam, with.muchspirit,
"we wiirmsfch'.io 'the national airs of
THE BATTLE FIELD:
HV U1LUAM CIJIXEN BRYANT.
Once this soft urf. this ritaaet'a saaJu
Wen trampled by a burring crowd.
And rtery hearta and armed b'ands
EnoouoteteJ so ihe battle elooJ.'
Ah: neter shall the lanl forget
How gushed Ike life-blood of tier b'rase
Uuslied, warm. with hope and coarage tet,
L'in the soil they lonjbt to sate.
Now all Is calns, and fresh,. andsttll;
Alone the chirp of flattering bird;
And talk orcMldren ea the bill.
And bells of wandering kin are beard.
No solemn gbo.t goes tralliog bj
Tbe black-mouthed gun and staggering wain;
Men start not at Ihe battle cry
Ohl bo it ami beard again.
Soon rested those who' tooght; bat thou.
Who minglett in the birder .strife
For truths which men receive not now.
Thy warfare only ende'nith life.
A friendless warfare! lingering long
Throogli weary Jay and'weary year;
A wild aad many.weaponed throng
Hang on thy front, and flank, and rear.
Yet nerve thy spirit to the proof,
And blench not at Uiy cbosea lot;
The timid good may stand alootV
Tha lag may frown yet faint then not.
Nor heed Ihe shall too sorely cast,
The fool and hissing bolt of acora;
For with thy side shall dwell at last
The victory ofendorance bora.
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.
The eternal years of God are hers:
llut error, wonaded, writhes ia pain.
And dies among his worshippers.
Yea, though tboa lie upon tho dust,
When they wbo helped thee flee in fear,
Die full of hope and manly trust,
Like those wbo fell in battle beiel
Another hand thy sword shall wield.
Another band the standard watt,
'Till from tbe trumpet's mouth is pealed
The blast of triumph o'er thy grate.
s e .
Owning Up The Hebels Do Lie.
From the Richmond Whig.
ItErOBTS OF BATTLES.
Wbv tha roDortine of a battle by tele
graph, by letter, or by word of month,
xhnnlii .Irnrive a man of ovcrv Darticlo of
common sense, or every spark of princi
ple, we snow noi; ddiuib tact is tu. t
battle is no sooner begun than we are no
tified by a "reliable" dispatch that the
"whole army of the enemy will certainly
be killed or captured." This wo heard
in.regard to Lpnelson, Elkhorn, Shiloh,
and nearly every other battle which has
been fought. It has been claimed that
the people of tho North aro liars, and mat
we of the, South are truthful. This is a
rlftincinn. We are fast learning to tell as
many lies, as big lies, as. foolish and self
evident lies as the Yankees. Everybody
knows that "the whole army of the enemy
will certainlv bo killed or captured,"
means that the Confederates will, be de
feated next'day; But why choose a pre
posterous falsehood to convey a disagreea-
DI0 iruin '. V. ny noi say "use uu vuuiugc
iff-iin far'on bur sido.ibut'the battle is not
may come up".?. Or,: when, the stories of
passengers by the cars ore given, why not
sift them, rejecting rigidly all that savors
oi mo lease uouui, ana reponiug umy
what is well authenticated ? Wbv raise
false hope and, false joyjn.tbe people?
Anoiner piece oi Giupiuuy uu mu pun
of 'our-newspaper and ' telegraph men, is
tho innrrlinntn n'tifiirit? of threrOt that een-
eral. j. Endless ridicnlo,has been heaped
upon Mr. Uavia by comparing nim io
Washington; and wo, have been pained Jto
see Mr..B,reckinridge victiinize'd; 'by dis
patches from the' battlefield Jof Shiloh:
Hindman had his'lcg shot off but that' is
a small matter, when ,we consider, that
Breckenridge "won immortal .honor" by
having every, rag, of "his clothes shot
away," liis "horse riddled,'' and even "'"Lis
bat8wept'down;" notwithstanding which,
(tho frightful'deprivation of his hat) he
fonghf.undismayed.1 We.mean.no disre
spect to Breckinridge; quite the. contrary..
We aro only irig'ry that his .'frientte should.
nr?rmifthe"renorter8 to make him cnt a'
jackassical fignro in history: ,-'
unlets, ice, can go OacJt, lame - o
of Jelling the truth, and using moderate
language, quit "shaking Savannah" vritti
an eartnqnaito irom a iori-inv Burtcu
dered. after four men wefowonndeJ; and
cease to imitalo the bqmbastical and.men;
dacious dingo of the Mesieans.ani .the
ni,; ma ViAil hp'tter shut nn the .tele
graphic offices" and suppress' ihe;newspa
lm Jit n imw in the world that- we'
are Southerners lovers . of I ruth, : and-' of
plain,. honest speech, or:alse.let;usgo bade
to thn Yankees we so much resemble. Tbe
country "is sick of the ineffable nonsense
of the knaves' and fools who pretend fo
-,, '.'l,.l.la - U"': "
- i ' -' '
' - s ,
..Pay or TJscle Sax's Seevahts. Maj.
Gene'ral's8457 per month; Drigaiiier
Gener'als', 8314.50;' Colonels of Engineers
and Dragoons,' S229; Lieo'tenanColonels
of the satae, 82trO;-Coloelsiof lArtillery
and, Infantry, $212; LieutenanfeColpnels,
8188; Jklajors.of Engneers. 8181; Cap
tains,' 8134.50;''Lieutena'ts, First and
Second, 8125:83.' ' In rtbe Artillery and
rrifantry.' Majors receite'8169- Captains,
81 I5.50;FirstIwriteriant". 8105i50r8ea
ond Lieutenants, ,8100.50. Lieutenant
General Scoti's monthly pay ja 8758,
This" added to his' ratios and servant's
wages, wonld- tnftka.9924
As wo go on beating tbe Confederates
:..awa1'cM1.,a rstaw' lAArssA- 'twftripT- Bind
in uettsss uauio, iuoj w,wv
more foolishly boastful., The more, Fjr
ragut we give them, the more far-ago
82.09 fER AN0M, I ADTAXCE.
.WHOLE NUMBER, 258.
Tax Bill Farther Details.
The following rich and amusing take
off we recommend to the perusal of our
readers : r v
Forrsmoking a cigar in the' public
streets. Scents. '. ' 'j-J
For leaning against. a lamp' pott while
smoking a cigar, 6 cents. u ,
For every quid of tobacco, 3 cents if'
begged from a friend, 6 cents.
For picking one's teeth -in private, 3'
cents ; in front of a. hotel, 10 cents.
Calling for a drink, 5 cents; with pep
permint in it, 3 cents extra.
Reading the speech ofa Congressman,
10 cents a line, and three months im
prisonment Attending church, 50 cents an hour ;
if a member, 25 cents. At Beecher's, the
prices arc the same as at a first-class the
atre. On ministers attending billiard match
es, 82 ; if enthusiastically received, twice
that sum, and, drinks for the party.
For smiling on the Sabbath day, 25
cents for the first one, and 50 cents for
each following one:
For bowing to a lady in the street, 10'
All unmarried ladies. 825 per year ;
California widows, 850 per year.
For being poor, 810 a month:
Whito shirts, 20 cents a month ; col
ored ones, 81.
Buckwheat cakes are to pay a tax of 8
cents per dozen.
Buckwheat cakes with molasses on, 5
cents per dozen.
For using an auger, 30 cents a month.
For using a cork-screw, 45 cents a
For looking over the fence, 10 cents.
For license to catch bull-heads, 85; to
catch eels, 86 ; shad, salmon and stur
To open oysters, 85 ; clams, 83.50.
For privilege to sit on, the dock and
catch shiners, 81 per month;; if the
head leans against a pole, 81.50.
Salt' mackerel, if 'caught in a fresh wa
ter stream, 3 cents each.
To sit on the curb-stone and peddle
apples, 88 a month.
For the. privilege of gathering peach
pits, 88 a month.
License to peddle peanuts, 825 a? year.'
Snuff-boxes are to pay a tax of 81 per'
For every pinch of snuff given to a
friend, 3 cents.
For asking a friend to drink, 35 cents.
For license to kill skunks, 85 a year,
and one-fourth of the perfume.
Tax on moustaches, 82 a month ; if
dyed, tho tax to bo donbled.
On whiskers, other than those, belong;,
ing (o cats and dogs, 83 a month.
For blowing the nose in the pnblio
streets, 75" cents ; in country roads, 50-
To .shoot marbles. 81. If "China
Alleys" are used in the game, a further
tax' of 40 cents.
To play euchre, 81.60." If the two.
bowers of tramps are held, a further tax
of. 50, cents.. 4 , j
To play poker .for grains of corn, in
the up-stairs of unfinished buildings, 25
cents per deal, to be paid by the dealer:
For being married over a year without
having any. babies,-) 810. '
For being; a darned fool,:l cent.
Hurdy-gurdies, are to-pay a tax of 8L
To sneeze in the public- highway,-16.
cents. If accompanied with tbe'nsuat
noise, 25 cents.- Sn6ring;:20.centav
License- to, peddle fire-wood, 81 per
License .to beg cold victuals, .81.50.
License t'c? gather bones, 82.' '"
Every- person making1 in affidavit, .
shall be. assessed !25 cental - . '
.Ordinary cursing and; swearing to pay. "
5 cents an oath, and swearing.to bemea.--snred
by a Cursomcter, to"'. be fiaTniaBed'
by. the Secretary- bf the Treasury.
-Women, for dressing' in men'e 'clothes? .
to be taxtxltbe: value of the breeches. .
Men, for dressing in women's clothes,.,
without hoop'skirt, to.be taxed 810.
For neglecting to, black your boots be-
fore appearing- before the ladies, 84.. '
For appearing before ladies -witbyoar.
eyes discolored, 84. - .". ,',.,. ,
Married, men, for, beingont latar.than
10 p. k., 82'- . ,; . "-' 'r,
"For eating Swiss cheese, ,50 cents -a
hunk: ' :i: ,r
For leaning, over a pjow- after ."mid
night, 82.87: , i -j-i x .
..'FortRoing to, sleep in company of, Ia
dics..'80. ,,'.,., ,,"-
For falling in'the'gntler, VTi
Old gossips are to be taxed for all they
are worth, (but that is generally, th
ing,') and be compelled' to' give iMtro
tions ia icaadal once a 'day to' the yoaag
people ef the, neighborhood. - .' '
For sneakiag Abxtjblacksmithjhop
after dark, 3 shillings.'
, - , .
:- The finest' plantation bkweealasTrvilli
and Columbia is thai of Major ShisMai
As we pase, bis teaceewertf Lcaed,wit
negroes r One of, theae.waa hailed witfcret
' "Who is yqnr mstor ?" ,. " '
.;Maicr Shieldr," ,f,f
"Where is' he T - ' 'iJ
''In deSatBen amy." " - I-
"Don't yon wish wemaycatcfebiaatJ??
"Lor' bless your soul, rataavvha'strpM
co'ched a'raady." -':- '
"Where was he'canghVf' dT T
- "Why, at Fo't JOBelaoa They ot
np 'most to Canada bow 1" . . ...-.-,
The:LoaUviHe Detaoerat thialw Betw.
regards prpHjiae to water bis horse m that
Tennessee River must be a very dry joke
to the horse.