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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 29, 1802.-
JOHN' HIGH SMITH, Jlnyw.
VI I.I, I AM SHANE, lirnr,Ur.
JOHN CIIfMIil.KY, Mnnhnl.
fjmhj 3Wm;-.V. If. Wr.llitKriti, A. C. Tucker,
I James A S-'torle.
Irh rfUm jbo t- Jc hn Chuiiibley , fjr-oflr., first
. l y:!o , second ', and John Heddick, third.
ii Jt. '"'" William I'flvcr.
rne ('Mi rii n A. I!. i-hiitik'jiid.
,',1tr CnllrrlnrV: B. (ilirrott.
iuivr H. Henry.
I'W Matltr Tli Unas Ivike.
ij-.-i'(i'i'l'ti (i Wnrkhi'Hi .1. Q. Dmlil.
tprrintrniUut ij th Kntrr UV.r.i lames Wyutt.
,: iff (lit t'ire J'jttrdiioiif John M. rjeabury.
Ion of the Crm-trru'T. H. Mi Pride.
rant (hernKrrS . L. Stewart.
,ltl Ailtwu'iii'iUll Stcl'luill Smith.
anl nf AUIrrm'n M. M. Bricn, Pretddent ; .1. K.
.vmaii.O. A. J.May Meld, H.0.3cOTOl,Wm.S. Cheat.
,1. C Smith, M. O. I.. Chiibiirni, Bin! Jon. liobb.
Amnion Council W. P. Jtu, President ; w niiara
oris, T. J. Yarbrough, Win. Prlver, Win. Stewart,
is Hough, W. Mullins, James Turner, O.M. South-
e, A. J. Coin, Jan. Davis, Andrew Anderson, J. D.
Bud Jobu Oready.
STANDING COM M IT r KM OF TIH CITY rODXRIL.
inrg Knowlcs, Soovel and Cole.
i'uttr It'orJtn Anderson., Smith and Claiborne.
. Oelil , Cheatham and CUiborliO.
Ur NewmuD, SleWAil and Turner.
tonsil Jones, Muylield and Sloan.
tW Cheatham, Maylleld aud Knnwles.
iV i-jwrfiifiii Crcndy, Prlvcr and Newman.
hi Driver, Cheatham and Pavl.
-m-l-nj Smith, Stewart and Newman.
'MrJ-.-t limine Roberts, Stewart and Turner.
,hvm Uoiigli, Clullmrne and Davis.
1 ;Ji,; Cheatham, llrlcu and Andorra
,iriijt HoukIi, Cluilioroe snd Bricn.
VurhluMtt Chciithun, Mnyfield and Kuowles.
niirui-twmilii uiul EsiieniUture Colo, Scovol and
'iiMio Vroiurlti Brlcu, Ctioatbam and Turner.
vi Ifuiue Maylleld, Jones and Roberts.
'sT-The Board ol Aldermen meets tbo Tuesdays
'i preceding the swoud and fourth Thursdays I"
?i nioiilb, and tbo Uuinmuu Council tlio second
f' our lh Thursdays In each month.
I jii i ii J i dm IJnugli.
j irtl Uvulmaut Win. Yarlirough.
. ml Lirutiiwnt Johu H. I)ayiB.
.jwiii Win. JnoKfort, John Cavn'lT, Kloh 0.
j Joel riilHi'S, Win. tekor, John Cottrell, William
1 ,o, .lolm Knulea, J. W. Wright, John l'uokott,
ei t M(lt, W. C. Kr;inci,Tlioinas Francis, Andrew
j e, Iiavid Yates, and Clntrlut Hulitt.
I J-Thn Police l.'o.irt Is opened every morning
j l' oY'iUck.
!. COUNTY OFFICERS.
!. -.,; J.uneB M. 1 1 ill toll
iijimm Thomas Hob-
(.'U)'I J. K. l'.m lisimn.
ijitr IMiIiicb.' C.arreU.
Ciiie W. .Iuxtr Tuyh'r.
ymnerS II. llelcller.
iByiT Jilllll toillltl.
ii'Whiki Cvlleitiir J. H. BrHoy.
t'ulroad Tius Cvllriliir W. I). Holii-rtHon.
Iiw(.idrt or ( Kmhville UUlrictJtAiu 0. (Jower
t J. K. Nowmun.
1 COUNTY COURT.
inlge Hon. James WhUworth.
j''k P. Mnd.iley Nk hol.
T'io Judge'i Court meets tin) llrst Monil.iy In
.1 neilh.and tlio tjuartcrly Court, composed of
VIonmlrateH of the County, Is hold tlio first Mon-
! I iu Jauuury, April, July and October.
ji ' i'i Hon. Nathaniel llniter.
! 'erk David C. l.ovo.
M ,i-Tbo t'onrl meet tlin llrnt Monday In March
1 1 Si idember.
j CRIMINAL COURT.
1 1 .,(( Hon. William K. Turner.
1 1 Ink Charles K. IHkoiii.
1 e i -
lf -Tlie Court mutu tbHrt Monday in April Au
: and December.
8' CHANCERY COURT.
j:unxhr Hon.8ainuel D. Frloreon.
U'terk anil Mauler J. E. (Heaves.
-jT Tbo Court meet tho tlrst Monday In May and
i I. 0. 0. F.
H h F. flitir., Oram! Secretary, should bo addressed
at iVMlllillti, Jt-IIH.
wm .in'ije. A'". 1 Meets every Tucitfay Even-
S'at their Hall, on the corner of Uulon aud Sum
streets. The olllcorafor the present term, are:
,;. Leiuonr.N (i.; J. E. Milm.V.rJ.
' tiiary ; L. K. Sfaln, Treusurnr.
J. L. Weakley,
aliw .lv. Ao. 10 Meets at the same piuoo
v Monduv Avoning. no oincer r ; . n
n.i hi .11 &
aihell, N.O.; Henry Apple, V.O.J J. L. Talk,
rtary : B. F. Drown, Treasurer.
ulH lo.hr, Ni. '.10 Meets at tlieir Hall, on South
' rry sln'M, every Friday r venlng. Tba otUee
I: 0. C. Covert, N O.; Frank Harmau, V.O. James
( lt, Secretary i W. M. Mallory , Treusurer,
,,'mm T.1.,i. Kn. 10. (t'.erman) Meets at the
. corner ol Uuion aud Summer streets, every
reday Evriiing. Tho oftlcerro : Charles Rich,
1 .; P. Friedmai, V (!.; Bilti riii h, Secretary
" tig Ii) f.'M.yim'Wiil, A""- 1 Meets ut tho above Hall
Miho Dint and third Wednesday of each month.
otllcers are: J. K. Mills, CP. ; T. H. McHrido, 11 1'
i f. Fiitlei. fi W.: I'eter Ilatfis, Jr., J.W.; John F.
Scribe; H. Ii. t utter , Treasurer.
'.i Joiiik 'i J.'i 'Ni-iiii'jiiiirii, A" 4 Meets at the
. i lla'l on Hie neeoiid and fourth AVe.li.i ,luy
,l.t ot ea, I, iiiuiilh. The oll.c-rs are: J.m. T ldi
i : Hniry Apple, II I'-; I.. -M,.k-r, M.W .; B. rned
ii. .1 W. . 1,.11'h"! K .re!., r, -crilie; J. N. Maid
Davidson County I)i
MILITAttY QUAKTEr.3 ATTD OFriCEUS.
WH"dqiiart on lliti street. ;a Neglry,
Jjinlrlct Hiad oart"rR cn f-'ninmer itrei t (Dr.
Ford's renldnnce.) W. II. i-'ldell, Ma. 15ib t'. . !u
finlry, A. A. A. (1.
I'rnvn'i ilnrnhal H adiimrt.'!-S lit tin; Capitol, A.
C (iiilem, Col. 1st Tenn. IiJimiry.
Cliiif Ailwt fynnrt.r,imUtr Il'iudqunrters on
Cherry tlreet ; No. ID, (Judga Citron's r BiJ nee. )
Capt. J. T). Huigliam.
A ri'titnl (jimrti'rmw'ltrVul. Cherry rtre"l. Capt.
Awi'aiU Qnarlrrmatler Vine street, tear Mrs.
P'ik'i rcfideneo.. Capt. II. N. Limb.
AUlart Qmirternuuiter Xi). S7, Market Ptnet,
Capt, J. M. H.ile.
Vliiif Ciiilunuinry ' ltnnrleH, No. 10, Vino Kt.
Capt. R. Macfeely.
Commhniry of FiitbsMmm Biond street. Capt. P.
AcJimj Ctmmumrg nf Bttltittnu Comer of Broad
and College streets. Lieut Charles Allen.
Mtdicul Uirector Summer Btrcat. (Dr. Ford's old
residence.) Surgeon, E. Swllt.
mnlknl Vnrwynr' Ojftim Church street, Masonic
Building. J. It. I'irti e, Surgeon, 8th Kentucky In
fantry, Acting Medical Purveyor.
I Ii O S I K CTUS
Tin Vawiviit.e Vbiok was cnmnionced a few weeks
Since, for the. purpose of oiiiirsinz the Ilehel .Southern
Confederacy, and of advocating Iho restoration of
reuerai autnoriiy, without any abatement, over all
the states wlncu have attompted to secedo. It holds
as friends all who support, anil as foes ail who oppose
urn union oi iuo niaies. H nan no waf:iiwo.-d hut
Kkskdom nd Njitionaiitv.
With rebels nd traito has Ho compromise in
mako. Hconteniia for tho Federal Constitution and
ttie Laws made In pursuauce thereof ns the Sci'Remb
Law or tiii Land, anything in tho Constitution and
Laws nf any of tbo htates to tho contrary notwitn.
It contends for the Cnlon of the Ptates, beeau?o
without it the preservation of our liberties and instl-
tntlons and tue organisation of society itself are
wholly impossible. Tueroluie, whatever stun's in
',Uo way or cruxliing out the rebellion and restoring
e Unlou miit perish, no matter by what name It he
To the people of Tennessee, ever renowned for their
aevoiion to Lioerty and Union, until they were be
trayed to the rebel despotism at Richmond by a per-
uious governor and corrupt Legislature, and who
tiavo lelt so heavily tho awful curso of treason and
anarchy, we appeal !br support. I.et tho names of
rebel olilce-linld'-rs, Vigilance Cumroittees.aud Minute
Men, who have filled our borders with mourning. t
iblxtted before the world. Let those ambitious aud
avaricious men mho havo plotted our ruin for (heir
own aggrauiluemiiiit bo fastened t the pillory of
shame, do matter how liigh their "ition in society.
Let it be shown hew bo f tm J rtia&vr M
Sou'hern flights" are now leaitihK maraudiui han iB
of free-booters aud moRS-troopers over our tftnte, kid.
napping negroes, stealing horpes and cattle, breuking
Into bousiw, burning railroad bridges and curs, and
murdering unarmed citizens In cold blood. Let tlio
truth, so ion ii excluded by tbe.Soutltern conspirators.
now circulate treoly through every Tieighhorhi oil,
and our r ause will ansuredlv triumph. Will not loyal
men everywhere aid us in the tiipscniiuatiun of facts
anil tbe advocacy of Free Government?
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JOHN WALLACE, It tl. Viy.
is, Ti mi., July l'J, lil.
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WEDNESDAY MORSIXG. OCT. 20. 18C2
General Prentiss's Account of his
Captivity anions the Hebels. ,
General B. M. IVcnliss, of Illinois, who
was captured with his brigade by the
rebels at the battle of .Shiloh, received
the compliment of a serenade at Wash
ington recently, and responded in an en
tertaining speech. lie told the story of
his experience in the Sou'h as follows :
SINfllNO PATRIOTIC BONOS IN CAPTIVITY.
We were inarched the day after our
capture, both wounded and well soldiers
(some three hundred ot them badly
wounded), a distance of. twenty-two
miles, without food, they having; taken
their last meal on the morning of that
fight. We were marched to Corinth,
placed in box cars, all together, and sent
to Memphis, arriving; there ou Tuesday
night. Twenty-two hundred of these
men were placed in one building. After
I had plead and begged that they might
have provisions, I went into the hall, call
ed the Colonel commanding the post, and
told him that these men had been with
out provisions from Sunday until Wed
nesday morning, rvone could bo furnish
ed. Perceiving the Goddess ofLibcrty
painted upon the end of the hall, I said
to them, " Soldiers, arise to your feet!"
The poor men were lying upon the floor.
They got up, and every one of them join
ed in singing in one grand chorus the
"Star-Spangled Banner," and "Columbia,
the Gem of the Ocean."
SCENES OC TRAVEL.
We were taken next to J ockson. The
passenger train, which had preceded us
had given notice to the citizens that sev
eral thousand Yankee prisoners would
arrive that day. We were kept on the
track on Wednesday night, so as to be
ta?ii int Jackson I'V ds li4!.-. ti
iieus had aa&i moie4 at the depot and
great cheering was hoard upon our arri
val. Ihe question was asked, "llow
many are there ot you.' Twenty-
two hundred and twenty-nine, I replied.
"Well, seven thousand of j'ou devils
went into Memphis on Tuesday night,"
was the response. We were taken tho
next day to Meridian, Alias,, where we
were paraded ni;ain as a menagerie on
the street, ' llow many Yankees havo
you got?" says a citizen to the conductor.
Twenty-two hundted and twenty-nine,
was the answer. ." That's right, seven
thousand in Memphis, twenty-five hun
dred in Jackson, and twenty-two hun
dred here to-day pretty good haul."
Mobile was our next stopping
where an immense concourse witnessed
the arrival of "live Yankees." "llow
many havo you on board V" " About two
thousand. "Glorious haul for Shiloh
Hurrah for Beauregard! Two thousand
shipped to Meridian and placed in quar
ters there yesterday; seven thousand at
Memphis, two thousand at Jackson, and
now two thousand here, l'rretv irood
haul tor bliilon. Wherever the train
stopped people ran to seo tho Yankees,
and the same kind of Arithmetic went
on. They manifested a treat desire to
see a live Yankee general. Some of the
many stories these people have published
concerning me were true, for I was a lit
tle saucy for a prisoner. I used to go to
the window to show myself. Every now
and then I found a Union man, and began
to give him instructions what to do. The
colonel in charge, seeing me so convers
ing, would exclaim, " Take your head in;
you must not converse with theso men."
"Sir, I replied, "J have tought lor my
country. I am a live ankeo. You have
the power to punish, but God alone can
stop this tongue from wagging." Ap
plause and laughter. At Mobile wo
were placed on transports, and there for
tho first time learned that we were to be
separated from the private soldiers.
They were sent to tho prisons of Ala
bama at iuscaloosa. I learned that we
oilicers had to go to Talladega.
INTK.UVIKWS WITH LKIU.L OFFICERS.
Having in my possession from Col. Jor
dan, an aid to General Beauregard, who,
permit mo to say here to-night, and you
may herald it throughout this country,
is the only man wearing a secesh uniform
that I havo received the least particle ot
courtesy from since I have been with
them, drew me aside. Cries, ."What is
his name'" "What is his name?"! His
name is Coloiul Jordan, Assistant Adju
tant General of General Beauregard.
That man had uiveti tno a letter to his
brother at Mobile to assist mo if I needed
food, llo also wrote to General Junes,
commandant there, aul horizbg him to
parole me if I wished. 1 Went witli that
letter to the hcadijuartus of Giiicral
Jones, who, by the way, is a renegade
Yankee. J extended my hand, lie said.
"Nn, sit," and hutved me to a beat. I
said, "No, sir," and asked l.iin to pi ' i uil
to business. While tho Adjutant General
was writing my parole out, I talked with
General Jones so plainly that he hegpn
to respect me, when the Adjutant handed
mo my parole and bid me good-bye.
Jones arose and extended his hand. I
Raid, "No, sir." and bowed. I went on
the Alabama river. No accommodation
for the oflleors, but we were told that we
were, to he treated as Gentlemen, We
knew enough not to bo disappointed.
V were sent o lalladega, in North
cri) Alabama, whi. h is n very Jieultliy
and pleasant Iodality ( Voice, -Not for
tho Yankees, however"! and there I
met Lieutenant Colonel lhnnlev. a rene
gade Illinoisian, who said: "General, havo
you any Chicago men in vonr crowd?"
a es, sir, we have; the oilicers of one
regiment the Fifty-eighth Illinois.'' lie
said: "I, too, once lived in Chicago; but,
1 was compelled to leave there, because I
was persecuted for toy sentiments. I
could not go with the abolitionists, nnd I
could not sustain your government be
cause it was corrupt." "Yes, sir," I re
sponded, "you were no doubt compelled
to leave because you were guilty of some
crime for which you feared an arrest.
Don't trouble me w ith your presence."
Laughter. I asked a special favor of
that gentleman that he would not ap
ptwich us again and trouble us by his
LIFE AT SKLMA.
We were soon sent to Sehna, where
we were put in charge of Colonel
Kent. If you ever see Kent, servo him
ns he served us. I cannot rfdvocate a
war of extermination, but a record is
made. If this persecutor of mo and the
other oflicers falls into wv hands, he
shall suffer as we suflercd. He at tempt
ed to torture mo about my son, who, ho
said, had been taken and hung as a spy,
if their papers could be believed. But I
had a paper in my poc''.et to give him
the lie with, and this is how I got the
paper : A lady was passing in the street
beneath the window. She had passed
several times before, and had attracted
the attention of the oilicers confined;
some of them suggested that she was a
Union lady. We tore one of tho cur
tains that hung in the hotel where we
were imprisoned, and in large letters,
wrote on it with chalk, "God bless the
prisoner's friend." She nodded assent,
and bowed to us when we showed it.
She went to a house some one hundred
and fifty yavdd disiaat, and 1 sent ne
gro boy who cooked in the kitchen. I
sent him (tho negro) to the bouse where
this lady went for a pitcher of milk.
When he reached there I observed her
take a newspaper out of her pocket and
place it in the pitcher which she had
already filled with milk.
SlT'l-EUINliS OF VNfOS MKN.
lie fore we left Montgomery for Atlanta,
I asked the privilege of visiting our hos
pitals, where I found a hundred gallant
men who had fought with me at Shiloh,
without nurses, medicines, or clothing.
They cried as I entered, and I cried with
them. I found some good Union women,
from whom I borrowed money for these
poor men. Arriving at Atlanta, we no
ticed a procession coming up the street,
consisting of two or three wagons. We
could not make out what it meant. We
had heard of their hanging aud lynching
Union men, but we did not suspect that
this procession had anything to do with
a matter of this kind. But we afterwards
learned tho sad facts. Light privates
of an Ohio regiment were hung at At
lanta. They had been sent by General
Mitehel to do a little work on the rail
road and telegraph lines of Alabama
Coming back, they unfortunately forgot
to cut the telegraph lines, by tho use of
which a lorce was ordernd from Chatta
nooga to intercept them. The gallant
Ohioans were whiling away their leisure
hours in prison with a game of euchre
when tho guard led them out to be hung
What do ycu think, Mr. Ilehel Sympa
thizer, of Southern chivalry now? A
voice, "D u poor Btutlj! I think so.
Wo are not afraid of Ihe cry of abo
litionists. "Good." and cries of "No,
not now." and applause. 1 We are not
afraid of any cry. We will take by the
baud each man as a brother who will
lieht for and defend his government. We
despise altogether every man who refus
es aid and comfort to his government in
this time of our danger. The rebels are
determined. It is a "perfect reign of b r.
ror in the South. I have found I inoii
men bearing arms against our govern
meat. Let me tell you w ho are afraid
of the t ry of abolitionism. The white
race in the South ate to-day more iu tlio
condition oT slaves than ever were the
blacks before this war commenced
White men, free, intelligent, educated
dare not say that they w ill part with
this government, dare not find fault with
the loaders in miblic. They have more
men in tho lield than the people of tin
North imagine, tif.t better than tlicv
havo credit for doin;;, because their cause
is uest -orate, mid b cause lin y aie 111
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The following letter from Commissioner
BAi'.ciii r answers one of numerous tpies
lions: I'knsiojj Oi mi:, Oct. :',, 18C2.
Sm; Tot he sovesjl questions contain
1 in your letter of the lOili insf. ron-
erning the pension claims of mot hers of
c eased ofljecr.i and soldiers wh., have
elf licit tier widow nor minor child. I re-
1. In no case will the dependence of
the mother upon her son for stumor,.
whether wholly or in part, bo taken for
granted on the mere aliidavit of the
ninianl. The allocation must be sus-
ained by positive proof that she has ac
tually received her support duriii'r a
stated period, either wholly or in part,
from the deceased soldier, on account of
whose military servico she presents her
claim. This can be proved htr th n a!H-
davit of two credible witnesses, who are
not interested in the result of iho minli.
ation; by tho production of evidence that
a portion of the soldier's pay (by allot
ment ticket or otherwise) was reo-ulnrlv
transmitted to the mother ; by proof that
he constantly paid, or contributed toward
paying, her board, house-rent, or other
specilio nnd necessary expenses; or by
such other equivalent testimony as will
clearly establish the fact in question. It
is not suiiicient to prove that the mother
received occasional presents from the de-
2. If the mother has a husband livinc
that fact is regarded as prima facie evi dence
that she was not, in any degree,
dependent upon her son for support. In
such case, before she can be admitted on
the pension roll, it must be clearly proved
mat aer nusoand has relused or netr-
ected to provide for her support (statin".
for how long a time,) on account of physi
cal inability to labor, having no other
source of income ; or else that, havinrr
deserted her, he is beyond the reach of le
gal compulsion to contribute to her main
tenance, iho proof required, in this
case, is that of two creditable and disin-
orestcd witnesses, who must stale their
means of knowing the facts to which
which they mako an aliidavit.
. It is my opinion that, it the mother
of a deceased soldier has a husband
living, who is not proved to be cither un
Mat siiiioii her, w ia such a itua.
tiou that she cannot, enforce her lesral
claim upon him for subsistence, she is
not entitled to receive a pension by reason
of the service nnd death of her son.
i. Proof of the mother's mania-re to
the father of the deceased soldier is re
garded ns indispensable, and the fact
should be established by record evidence,
when that can be obtained, lf the mar
riage took place in a foreign country, a
record of the baptism of any child of
the parties will be accepted in place of
the marriage record, if the latter cannot
be obtained withoutgreat inconvenience.
If neither can be obtained on affidavit
to that effect, a private record, or the
evidence of common reputation (shown
by two credible witnesses having no in
terest in the result) will bo received.
hespect fully yours,
JOKKI'II II. B A BRETT,
We are informed that the author of
the sounding handbill below, instead of
staying " with the advaaco pickets of
tho ' Kirby Smith Ungado, availed
himself of an early occasion to leave that
gay nnd festivo ' post of danger, and,
returning several days ago to this city,
in the vicinity ot which he resides, re
ported liimsell with an innocent air to
the military authorities as having been
ubsent indeed within the Confederate
lines, hut willful taliiwj aiiii vtirf, lohnlwr
against thi J''rlertil (.I'wmiiWHt. Unhappily
lor the " Captain this telltale handbill
followed him here and now confronts
him. We understand that both he and
his handbill are now in the hands of the
military authorities :
I am authorized by Col. Byrne to raise
a company of "Partisan Rangers." Each
volunteer must be mounted. The usual
pay, bounty, Ac, w ill bo furnished upon
Every man who hold, the himor o
I A I A 1
xveniucKy, uie prerogatives ol a lieemau
and the right of himself and family
dear to ban, must enter the service of
the Confederate States in some capacity
i acre is no time now lor delay or as
cillation, and the sooner we are prepared
to meet the enemy at all points the better
for ourselves and posterity,
c: l-i found nlicuijit with Ihe nl:um-e
t,:ldirf tie " A77-y Smith iSfi.nW
CLARENCE BATE, Captain.
PoUl'FIlAN WlN'MlW-Gl.AiS, el' which
panes have been discovered as large as 20
by H.S inches, has proved, on examination,
to hsve been cast, in a manner similar to
that now followed in making plate-glass
except that it was not roiled tiat, ai now,
by metal cvlindeis, but pressed out uiih
a wo.nleu pallet, so that its thiokliei is
not uniform. The iii-iuieal composition
of l'oiniciian and of inoihrii window
oa-s is shown to bo Wonderfully aliki
indeed, read y identical.
A Division ia Motion.
We take the following from an edito
rial letter from the scene oT tho late
Maryland butties. It is by Mr. McKnight,
iMinor ot tbo i'it sburs h ".,; wl,
has been serving in iK. Pennsylvania
I luivw f lib. bieji cr-tuiiidled to " t. Iiinn,)
my base," as there is a honey bie's nest.
in Iho end of the log oa which I write,
and the creatures arc getting vexed at
my stay. This by way of parenthesis.
j esterday, on our war to the hnlth.fi-M
f r the second time, our vehicle hnd
urn aside to allow Couch's division and
Other troops, chielly cavalry, to pass, and
we Had a most, excellent opportunity to
judge what a vast and multiplex inachiao
is a large army in motion. Hero was
only a fifth of our army, and yet the pike
ior upwards or two and a hall m es was;
perfectly filled, from side lo side, with a
moving mass of men, horses and vehicles.
First came the infantry, preceded by oili
cers, talking and singing, and, from long
habit, marching with a firm, steady and
rapid step. Then came battery after
battery ot artillery, with forges, caissons,
ammunition, wagons, Ac, &c, nnd then
regiment after regiment of cavalry, end-
inrr tt-Jlli l',.ol.'o ..,.1 I . .. - I .. .1 l ...
'"o " i "no" weuiaicii lancers, witll
their long spears decorated with flairs.
Interspersed among these were Ion
trains of h?avy and rumbling wagona
and ambulances, broken down horses. led
horses, oilicers' horses mounted by sun-
ury contrabands" ns black as the ace of
spades, and as grinning as the Jack.
Iruly, it, was a great siirht. and one it
lost in amazement at the spectacle. Tho
result of our two hours' astonishment
may be summed up in these words : War
is a terribly expensive came, and a lartro
army is a gigantic and complicated ma
chine, requiring, for its handling, a
genius at its head who can reduce every
tning to a smoothly working system; who
has tho mass of mind to comprehend
generals, and tho experience to descend
to details. We don't wonder now that
there havi- been go many military failures
in this war. There are but few men in
our Bge who can well discin ino and
handle a vast army. The Duke of Wel
lington once said that he had no general
who could take fifty thousand men
through Hyde Bark without jarring and
confusion. We bee in to understand what
This large mass of troops, consisting
of about sixteen thousand infantry and
aoout lea inousand cavalry, had been
down to Sharpsburg, but the enemy hav
ing crossed the Potomac, and (hero being
no bridge at that point, were returning
by a roundabout road to Williamsport. in
order to cross there and pursue the ene
my, ihe rush of such a rapidly march
ing host almost took away our breath
when passing, and when passed, all
seemed dull and quiet. Ia it were the
Old Thirteenth." tho Sixty-first, and
Col. Collier's regiment, already beginning
to look rusty, and to march like veterans.
Among the cavalry I observed Captain
Ooltart, who confirmed tho news of Col.
Child's death, and related how it hap
pened. Gold foii tub
Tiikasukv. A Wash-
says mat Secretary
Chase system of desposits, by which
gold is received by the government, to be
repaid in kind at ten days' notice with
interest at the rate of four per cent, is
working well, the deposits having been
eufllcient for all Government necessities)
forthe use of gold. It is believed by many
that, if money remains as abundant as
at present, the Government will thus bo'
able to keep itself supplied with gold,
until the redemption of the old issue of
Treasury Notes shall put it in possesion
of specie funds from the receipt of du
"Confepf.ratb BoNPs." We under
stand that bonds of tho Confederate Gov
ernment have been teerelhj sold in Balti
more at 15 cents on the dollar, or l,WAV
bonds for $luO, payable in Baltimore
or United States currency. We suppose
the WtVmjqnitely buy and lay them
away expecting if they gneeeed tho will
turn out a good investment, if not, they
will pocket tho loss and light their aegars
with them. It will be awkard i sellers!
nnd buyers find themselves in Fort Mc
Henry or Lafayette. Wuh. Slur.
How Cotton is Smcoulkd fkom thk
South. It is ascertained that largo sup
plies of cotton lor various points of Eu
rope are obtained on the Jiio Grande,
where Mexican vessels je engaged in
supplying foreign ships. It is suspected,
that Texan planter convey their cotton
to Brownsville, Texas, whence the arti
cle is clandestinely carried to tho Mexi
can border. On the Hth of September
there were t wenty vessels there waiting
for cargoes, including an English steamer,
I which had sixty thousand pounds titer
j ling on board with which to ptirrhaso
About .-.y)0,0x') bavu been collected in
San lYaucisto for the relief of Wounded
soldiers sime the remittance to tho East
of SHi'MjUll. The liiovi-tneijt continue
unabated, and other poitions of the Stato
have Jie;."iu the work in earnest.