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The Last Chance.
The undersigned are autborited by Maj. Gen.
John P. MoC'own to raise a Regiment of Infantry
for the Confederate service, for three year or
during the war. This will be the last chanoe to
avoid conscription, and enter the service volunta
rily. Enrolling officers have already been ap
pointed, and those in authority have determined
to bring the entire available force of the Govern
ment into the Held aa soon as possible. The
sooner we all shoulder our muskets and enter the
contest the sooner we will be permitted to return
to our homes In pence. Tbe officers of the Regi
ment will all be olooted by the men, and each
volunteer will receive a bounty of Fifty Dollars
when muttered in and organized. We are assur
ed that the Regiment will receive good arms and
Persons engaged in raising Companies, and de
airing to join this Regiment, will address either
of the undersigned, as indicated below.
WILMS LOWRY, Charleston, Tenn.
A. CALDWELL, A'hens, Tenn.
NATT. ATKINSON, Charleston, Tenn.
Sept 19, 1862 6t
To the People of Mclfinn, Monroe,
Ehea and Meigs:
J. H. Hale, of Athens, has been appointed
Government Agent to purchase Jeans, Llnseys
and Socks, tor the use of the army, and the peo
ple of the above named eounties are hereby noti
fied not to sell to other paVties than an authorised
agent. The soldiera must be furnished with com
fortable Clothing, and the people are urged to
manufacture as fast as possible.
By order of MsJ.-James Glover. Q. M. '
D. J. DISMUKES, Agent.
Mr. Hale will visit Monroe, Meigs, and Rhea
eeuntiea In a few daya, and will make arrage
ments as to places at which Goods can be deliver
ed and paid for of whloh doe notice will bo giv
en. General Orders No. 9.
Chattanooga, Tenn., 8ept. 6, 1862.
I. Major Jobn L. Hopkins is appointed-special
aid to the Governor, and la instructed to see that
the enrolling offioera of the Reserved Military
Corps la the Kastern, Division of the State pro
ceed to enroll all those subjeot to tho provisions
of an act of Congress approved April 16, 18(12,
entitled "An act to further provide tor tbe public
defence." Tho enrollment of consoripts undor
said act of Congreaa will be made in conformity
to the General Ordera of the War Department,
undor the superintendence of Col. E. D. Blake,
C. S. A., who has been detailed for that service in
II. The Judges or Chairmen of County Court
in the Eastorn Division of the 8 tale will immedi
ately appoint competent persons in each Civil
District, Ward and Town of their respective nenn
ties, to take and make an enrollment of all who
are subject to the provisions of said act of Con
gress, the report of whom will be immediately
mado npom completion to Col. E. P. Blake, at
III. Said enrolling officers will also enroll all
persons who are over thirty-five and under forty
five years of age, and nil thise who are over
forty-five and under fifty-five years of age, and
forward a report of them, with a duplicate list of
the consoripts, to the Adjutant General of tbe
State. By command of
ISHAM G. HARRIS, Gov'r, Ac.
W. C. Wbitthobke, Adj't Gen'l.
In compliance with Order No. 0, 1 have pro
ceeded to appoint the following named persona
enrolling officer for the county of Polk, vis i
1st District, John O. Mayfield.
2d " M. H. Hanoock.
3d J. B. Coxey.
4th " B. F. Greenlee.
6th " A. McKissock.
th " Isaac Smith.
7th " J. B. Kimsey.
8th E. M. Killpatriok, Jr.
9th " B. F. Cloud.
10th " Ira Gaaanay.
Chairman of the County Court.
Sept 16, 1862.
I am autborited to recruit and raise a Company
of Infantry for the Confederate service, for three
year or during the war. All persona between
the agea of eighteen and forty five now have the
opportunity of volunteering and be mustered into
to servioe, ana reoelve tne usual bounty.
I. G. BARK8DALE,
Sept 19, 1862
I will address the people of McMInn oounty,
at tbe following times and places. All persons
over 18 and undor 45 years of ago are invited to
attend i ,
fit. Harmony, - Monday, ScpU 28
John Jack's, Tuesday, " 23
Allen Haley's, Wednesday, - 24
Riceville, Thursday, " 25
Voting Orouud 8th Dint., Friday, . " 26
Thomas Prigmore'a, Saturday, ' 27
Athens, Monday, " 29
I. G. BARK8DALE.
Athens, Sept 17, 1862.
Powell's Rivait, Te(ckesse,
Sent. 13. 1862.
Editor Poet i Sir We, the undersigned, desire
yon to give notioe through your columns that w
will receive some twenty-five or thirty rorults
Into our Company, each reorult furnlsfainir him.
aclf with good horse and reporting at these
R. 8. Va Dt, Captain.
J. A. Tuelt, 1st LieuU
A. J. Thohpsok, 2d Lieut.
. W. T. Mii,le, d Lieut.
Gen. Stevenson'a Escort Company.
I am authorised to raise and master Into the
Confederate aervice recruit for Col. Jaa, W, Gil
lespie'a (43d) Regiment Tennessee Volunteers.
Tht Conscript Law is now In fore, and eouaty
enrolling officer bav bean appointed. All per
sons wishing to reorult In this Regiment will have
(he right to choose the Company thoy attach
themselves to. Volunteer will receive Fifty
Dollar Bounty. Consoripts will not receive any
Bounty. Com forward at once be mustered
into service a volunteer and avoid the oonsoript'
After you are conscripted you will have ao chanoe
to ohange your eoudition.
W. L. LAFFERTY, Capt.
Company H, 43 Rog't Tenn. Vol.
Sept 19, 1882. ' - V
Athens, .Friday. September 80, 1809
Richxond, Sept. 17. Gen. Loring's
command entered the Kanawha Salines
last Saturday morning, and took posses
sion of the salt works, closely pursuing
the enemy en route for Charleston.
The salt works were not much injured.
A very large quantity of salt was on
hand, which was selling at. thirty-five
oenta per bushel.
An order has been issued urging the
farmers to send forward their wagons la
den with forage, and return with salt.
There were two obstinately contested
fights on Sunday one at Cotton Hill, and
the other at Qauley, in which the enemy
were put to flight ilown the Kanawha,
and General Loring taking possession of
their tWarar-fioaHtosr k Pauley wik
their, wagons, trains and, some stores.
the maganne and many more wings
were burned before they fled. Seven
hundred barrels of salt were taken.
Richmond, Sept. 18. The report of the
fight at Harper's Ferry und the capture
of 8,000 prisoners is confirmed.
Ob Sunday Gen. D. H. Hill was attack
ed in Maryland with 80,000 men. The
fight continued all day. with heavv loss
on both sides. On Monday Hill was re
inforced by Lioncstreet. The battle was
renewed, and the enemy driven back
three miles. Gen. Garnett. of Va.. was
killed in Sunday's fight. His body arriv
ed this afternnon.
Camp Moore, La., Sept. 17, via Mont
gomery, Sept. 8. Iho Yankees 200
strong, came up the railroad to Ponchi
toulaon Monday, and burnt seven or eight
cars. Ibe Yankees lost hve or six killed
and about the same number wounded,
and a few prisoners. Our loss was one
killed and a few wounded.
Mobile, Sept. 18. A special to the
Advertiser, from Iuka. the 10th, says : This
place was captured Sunduy morning last.
The enemy advanced during the night.
But for a premature attack we should
have captured the whole garrison. We
captured over a million of dollars worth
of property. Our loss was five the en
emy's 30, of whom 10 were left dead on
the field. Our forces arrived in time to
save the town from destruction. The
citizens were found with their household
goods out of doors, awaiting the applica
tion ot tne torou Dy tne vandals.
The enemy carried off 200 negroes 30
of whioh were recaptured by our scouts.
m t i i -i 1 1 .
iweivw nouses aim mre -nuns were ae
stroyed on the line of their march from
Marietta to luka. They retreated in tbe
direction of Corinth.
Thev made a demonstration on our
lines last uight 'tis believed as a feint to
cover their retreat. They are crossing
the Tennessee river at Hamburg.
The Cluoago Timet of the 13th instant
says, " Stonewall Jackson left Baltimore
and Washington to the right, and is
marching Vm Harriaburg. Hie cavalry
tdvance isTm every rond, creating con
sternation, it not being known upon what
point he will make a demonstration.
Gov. Curtin has called on the Mayor of
Philadelphia to furnish 20,000 men in
twelve hours', for tho defense of the city.
The hour for retaliation has come.
Disturbance at Newtown, Conn.
New Haven, Conk., Sept. 10. There
was a disturbance to day at Newtown,
Conn., arising from tho enforcement of
the law regarding the draft. The Se
lectmen telegraphed to Marshal Carr, for
aid, who replied as follows:
Adjourn the meeting and advise me.
I will protect you at nil hazards.
Brilliant Exploits of General Jen
Richmond, Sept. 17. An official dis
patch from General Loring thus reports
the success of General Jenkins' command:
Jenkins captured Buchanan, Upshur
C. H., General Kelley's main depot, with
5,000 stand of arms and immense stores,
all of whloh were destroyed. He took
the commanding officer and thirty pris
oners. The next day he captured Wes
ton. The next day he took Glensville.
The next day he took Colonel Itathbono
and his regiment at Roane Court House.
The next day he drove a force of the en
emy from Ravenswood, and the next
day he crossed into Ohio, marching
twelve miles in that State, lie was at
last accounts on the Kanawha.
Vicksburg Looking TJp Again.
The Vioksburg Whig, of the 10th inst.,
says it Appeared to us to-day that we had
never seen such a stir and such crowds of
people in our city as was witnessed to-day.
Podestiian, horses, mules, carriages, wag
ons, soldiers and citizens were every
where to be met, and everything looked
more like a thriving commercial city
than a beleagured stronghold in times of
Death of the Hon. Wm, S. Ashe.
On Friday evening the 14th inst., Hon
Wm. S. Ashe of N. C, President of the
Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, was rid
Ing over the road on a hand car and
came in oollision with the Passenger
train near Goldstar. - He was horribly
mangled and bruised one leg being cut
off at tbe thigh by the wheel of the en
gine running aoross it. The other leg
was broken and had to be amputated,
with many other wounds and bruises.
He died on Sunday evening, the 14th
Brioadivr Genirals. The following
reoent-Msppointments of Brigadier Gen
erals ha.Ve been made: William Steel, and
J, F. Fagan, of A rkansas; Francis A. Slioup,
ofFla.j C'ol. Skurry, and Allison Nelson,
oi Texas. -
aW,Tbe Brandon Republican reports
the arrival at Vioksburg of a steamer
from Shrereportf Red River, loaded with
sugar and1 molasso. and says that the
erection' by our' authorities of a battery
at Port Hudson, below the mouth of Red
river, gives protection to tbe trade of that
rl''er to Vioksburg. .
Battle at Harper's ferry.
From lbs Lynchburg Republican of the 18tb.
We have information of a very authen
tic character, that a severe battle took
place at Harper's Ferry, on last Sunday
evening and Monduy morning, between
General Jackson and the Yankees, which
resulted in the total defeat of the enomy,
and the surrender of their army, num
bering ten thousand, men. A combined
movement was made upon the place by
the forces of Jackson, Walker and Mo
Call, the former recrossing the Potomac
at Williamsport; General Walker at Cheat
Ford, and General McCall approaching
from tbe North, and operating from
Maryland Heights, overlooking the town.
The several bodies arrived at their dest
ination on Sunday morning, and
Inn. and nrenar-
i -. J r ' . I . -.
ed.tVir n immediate attack. Th.
commenced buoui a o'clock in the even'
ing and was contested with desperate).
sttibborness until night forced a cessation
of hostilities. Our artillery, however,
played upon the Yankee entrenchmsnts
the whole night, and as was afterwards
ascertained, with fearful effect.
At daylight on Monday, tbe combat
was renewed with more fierceness, if pos
sible, than on the previous evening, but
iu a Bhort time the enemy's fire began to
slacken, and at 9 o'clock the Yankee
commander, General Miles, proposed to
surrender. The proposition was acceded
to, and in a short time our troops march
ed in and took possession of the enemy's
The fruits of this glorious victory are
reported to be 10,000 prisoners, fifty piec
es of artillery, a largo amount of ord
nance, commissary and quartermaster's
stores, and one thousand negroes, whom
the Yankees hadaStolen.
Our loss is said to be very severe, and
that of the enemy also. The latter were
exposed to the deadly fire of our artille
ry from the heights around town, and
the execution done among them was
dreadful. No approximation of the Joss
on either side has reached us.
Gen. Saio'l Garland, Jr., is reported to
have been killed during the engagement,
but the rumor of his death is so vague
and indefinite as to lead to the hope that
it is untrue. Most deeply would we re
gret to have a confirmation of the sad
news, of the loss of so gallnflt an .officer
and so estimable a gentleman. Our vic
tory would be dearly purchased by his
sacrifice, without counting the other brave
men who full in tbe battle, .. 1
' We have no report of any other casu
alties. "" i .. n.j .
The Real Rebels.
. A sturdy old revolutionary patriot of
North Carolina, who was stigmatized by
Lord Cornwallis as " a rebel against King
George," replied to him, that it was tbe
King who was a rebel against tbe princi
ples of the British Constitution and the
rights of the colonics. In like manner,
it is Lincoln, Seward & Co., who are the
real rebels in th present contest rebels
against every principle of the American
Constitution, of Liberty, and the rights
man, If there is any set of men guilty
of the crime, and deserving all the pains
and penalties of treason, they are the
men.- No King in Europe was ever
brought to the block for betraying the
rights of his people, who more merited
such a doom than Lincoln and Seward.
They are the real conspirators and rebels
against American liberty, and as such
they will be registered by the impartial
pen of history, no matter how they may
succeed for the moment in fixing the
name of rebels upon true patriots and
champions of Freedom.
Extraordinary Rise in Cotton and
The news from Liverpool, under date
of August 28th, that the sales of cotton
for the week in that port were 90,000
bales, and that the price of American cot
ton had advanced six cents per pound,
excited the New York market on Mon
day. The World remarks :
The domestic commission houses and
manufacturers advanced printed cotton
fabrics and delaines one to two cents per
yard, and sheetings also five per cent.
Merrimao prints, now selling at 17 cents,
are expected to be advanced to 20 cents
per yard, and raw. cotton will advance to
GO cents per pound at no distant date,
tho quotation for middling upland being
50 cents yesterday. This is the highest
price which has been paid at any time
within tne memory or " the oldest inhab
itants." The Merrimao No. 2. .
The New York papers have a dispatch
dated Norfolk,' Sept. 6th, tothe follow
ing effect :
There is great excitement here in con-
sequenoe of a report that the Merrimao
No. 2 had reached the vicinity of New
port News, and bad hod an encounter
with two of our gun-beats, and had driv
en them before her. All the shipping
here has been removed to a place of safe
ty, but no fears of anything serious are
entertained, as suob arrangements have
been made by our naval authorities as
will probably make the career of the Mer.
rimao No. 2 of shorter duration than her
'Hy A Northern paper says that times
are so hard in that vicinity that ten dol
lars at auotion wouldn't bring mors tfatn
!,! . . - '
six aoiiars ana a nait.
CT; The Memphis Appeal learns that
certain parties have left Memphis for
lexas, having In tbelr possession not I
than half s million of counterfeit notes
furnished from tho North. Their pur
pose is to lay them out in tho pirrcbst.
of cotton. .
Oleftr Coho of Treason at Washing!
ton and Elsewhere.
The New York Triiunt says, that ru
mors pf "a meditated pro-slavery military
combination at Washington? .have been
rife Mr some duys, and take.v an extract
from pi Washington letter "In the New
YorVt&eprctf to show it JTliaJ latter is a
granuff foV tlie'.jjju- '';&p6seon, and
the "treason" lies in tbyi pttrt of its .
Sue men as Wilson,' Chandler, and
LovejSkr, ahould beware bow they corr
duct fliemselves in lieie times. They
dare t now stand in the streets and
tels oP.our city and vent their curses up
on outyhjader the day for that is past;
political demngosism has achieved its all!
and tfjVire is to be no more listening to
tho clings of such men. As for Sena
tor tqOn. it does not bsmma him yv
o-At-j. k i i . ,
through Pennsylvania avenue, and ha v.
ing heard ofar off dreadful notes of Ball's
Bluff, this interference is really out of
place. The thing, however, has come to
this pass: The neonle want no mo nh.
olition and fanatical intermeddling with
the National affairs. Members of Con
gress should stay at home after Congress
has adjourned, and not werry to death
the Chief Magistrate of the nation with
questions and uncalled for advice. The
people are becoming convinced of these
things and they will demand it. Alrea
dy can be heard tbe muttering, the dis
approval of their traitorous designs upon
the President, should he not accede to
their demands, and as ure as the tun will
rite to-morrow there will be tenfold more calam
ities than the present to relate, if Abolition mal
ice and Vile political scheming is allowed much
longer to rear its head while the national
existence is threatened so sternly.
The Tribune finds further traitorous
symptoms in the speech of Hon. B. D.
Noxon, President of the "Union Consti
tutional Convention," which met at Sy
racuse; N. Y., on the 9th. In his address
he said :
Gentlemen, the crisis of this hour is
appalling. . It is not alone that our ar
mies are defeated. The painful truth is
manifested that the President of the
United States and our Generals in the
field are embarrassed and threatened by
me leauers oi a party wnose ooiect is not
the restoration of this Union, but the
abolition of slavery. Their fanaticism
renders them unfit for the high duties of
statesmanship, and their sectional mal
ice ueprives tuem ot the magnanimity
essential in our imperial Republic.
Our duty is clear. Lot us animate and
cheer our soldiers in the field, contribut
ing to their wants and swelling their
numbers. At the sime time, let us crush
at the ballot box those reckless men who
are ready to throw avenr their own 'ibr-
eieama'afese-i tir tim mmiiy ml lh K.siub
lie. 'so that they may wreak upon States
which now are and shall forever remain
our sister States, the unmitigated curse
The Northern Press on the War.
'he New York Herald has very little
editorial except puffs " of McCiellan,
who, it says, is now master of the situa
tion, and has it in his power to " pluck
the crowning victory of the war." The
Boston Argxtt begs Lincoln to dismiss his
Cabinet and make a fcesh start. The
Philadelphia Inqitirer don't feci safe. It
wants Philadelphia defended. It says:
We have one hundred thousand men
here capable of bearing arms ; of these,
fifty thousand are vigorous and strong ;
ten thousand have already a respectable
knowledge of the drill, and can be read
ily manoeuvred on the field. In the
event of an advance upon Philadelphia,
these troops, aided by those which shall
have fallen back before the enemy, would
make a strong defence.
Position should at once be chosen at
the most vulnerable points of approach
for artillery ; light tugs should be in read
iness for receiving cannon with which to
sweep the Delaware, and, above all, we
repeat, all the ridiculous counter-claims
of commanders and organizations should
be set at rest by the sending of a United
States General here to take command,
and by forcing all those who are indiffer
ent or disinclined, to take their places in
the ranks of the defenders as volunteers.
There will not be wanting those who,
if the danger pass, will be inclined to
laugh at all present preparation and
frecaution ; but it will be the vacant
aogh of the fool, who could not descern
tlte danger simply because he escaped
destruction. The apathy, the confusion,
the want of confidence in military lead
ers, which are found in Philadelphia to
day, are without a parallel, and will re
main so until our advice is followed.
Abetter from New York, dated the 9th
The exciting report from tho Upper
Folomuo and Maryland are making a
profound impression upon our people.-
There is no panic, it is true, and hut lit
tle actual exoitement. The feeling is too
deep for either. Men feel, for the first
time, that there is at least a possibility
that the refluent waves of the rebellion,
from Richmond, may sweep near enough
their own hearths and homes to make
them realize what the horrors of war re
ally are, and hence, whilst there is every
confidence in the ability of General Mo
Clellan to beat back tbe advancing hordes,
there is a general desire that more ener
getic sotion should be had, on the part of
our municipal authorities and leading
citizens, to provide for any contingency
that may arise,
K9A monster Engine, used on the
York river railroad by tbe Yankees, and
slightly damaged by them in their
hasty retreat, was carried up to Rich
mond last Tuesday, drawn by a string of
twenty-eight mules. It is a six wheel lo
comotive, of great power, and can be ea
War The Consoript law is to be imme
diately enforoed in Tennessee ' All per
tons liable arc Allowed to volunteer in
such eonspsuies & thoy may seleot, witU
in thirty .days. ' ;, ,
Address; of Oen. JsM.te Abe. JPeople l
The following address of Gen. Lee to L
the people of Maryland has been issued f
from. hi. headquarter, at Frederick:. .
To the roPle of AYurvW ' - f
i right that voil. she
It is right that you. .hono
purpose that has brought the army under
my command within tha Ifmiu nf r.H
State,' so far as. that purposS xonceT -
Tim nent.la nf U. f fJ a,....
t i 1' . vunicuciHie oimcra
have long watched, with ihft rieet.jMif
sympathy, the wrongs and outrages that
have bflw inflicted ' upon the citizens of
a Commonwealth allied to the States of
the South by the strongest social, politi
cal, and commercial ties.
They have seen, with profound lndis.
nation, their sister Bute deprived of eve-
1 1 ""isiawuivi M V SUV0
valuable provisions, your citizens have
oeen arrestea ana imnrisoned nnon no
charge, and contrary to all forms of law.
The faithful and manly . protest against I
this outrage, made by the venerable and
illustrious Marylanders; to whom, in bet
ter days, no citizen appealed for right in
vain, was treated with soorn and con
tempt. The government of your ohief
city has been usurped by armed strangers;
your legislature lias oeen dissolved by
the unlawful arrest of its members; free-
uum oi me press ana or speech have
been suppressed; words have been declar
ed offences by an arbitrary decree of the
Federal Executive, and oitizens ordered
to be tried by a military commission for
what they may dare to speak.
Believing that the people of Maryland
possessed a spirit too lofty to submit to
such a Government, the people of the
South have long wished to aid you in
throwing off this foreign yoke, to enable
you again to enjoy the inalienable rights
of freemen, and restore independence
and sovereignty to your State.
In obedience to this wiBh our army lias
come among you, and is prepared to as
sist you with the power of its arms in re
gaining the rights of which you have
This, citizens of Maryland, is our mis
sion, so far as you are concerned.
No constraint upon your free will is
intended no intimidation will be allow
ed. Within the limits of this army, at
least, Marylanders shall once more en
joy their ancient freedom of thought and
We know no enemies among you, and
will protect all, of every opinion.
It is for you to decide
and without constraint.
this army will respect your choice,
whatever it may bo; and while the South
ern people will rejoice to welcome you
to your natural position among them,
thoy will only weloome you whoa yo
CCTpe of jour own free will. , '
"Robt K LeeT. '
General Commanding. '
A Voice from Chicago
TheChicnge "Times" of the 0th instant
leads off with the following note of des
pair: The people are restless, dissatisfied a.
gerly asking for hope and counsel. They
are conscious of bad management in Con
gress and -cabinet. They know they
have made immense sacrifices, and that
success ha not been commensurate with
the bacntice. 1 he war has assumed un
expected magnitude and proportions, and
there is an unlooked for unanimity in
the South a determination evinced to
do and dare all that can be done by hu
man courage and perseverance.
The anticipations of the greater part of
iiib nurui upon tne Dreaking out of the
rebellion have been disappointed.
We relied upon the material interests
that would be affected upon the venera
tion of the South for the flag and its his
toryupon the ties of kindred and the
protection which the covernment has al
ways extended to every just and costitu-
uoiiui ngiii, ior at least a division of sen
timent in the South. All these have fail-
ed, and the Southern people have fought
with a daring and perseverence that in a
beter cause would have earned them'the
sympathy of the civilized world. Oursu
periority in numbers and resources have
as yet enabled us to make but slight pro
In. the secend vear of tliA war when
the past discloses too much of reverse, and
aheavyload of taxation looms un in the fu
ture, the peoplo aroused and anxious, are
inquiring the wherefore. They find the
answer in fact that everv theory and
prophecy of abolitionism was falso. They
feel deception, and demand a elmnon
The demooratio conventions of the sever
al states nave truthfully declared the couse
oi lauure, na pointed out tbe remedy.
Along andsad experience has enlightened'
fhe peoplo, and they anxiously turn once
more iu me old cnarts tor guidance,
Thfl 1naKInt nf baIP . . : ,
w ........ ..uv ... o, j, cooi vuuun leaus
them back to the oonstituion. We are
not over confident, and indulge in no
hope that is not warranted by the signs
of the times, when we say that the next
Congress will be conservative. '
At a recent "war meeting" held In
Brooklyn, the Hon. H. B. Stanton, in order
to stimulate the bellicose feelings of his
auditors, said, amongst other things, that
"if our government went to pieoes there
would be no United States to pay the
debt and he would advise those who had
anything invested in United States stooks
to save all and spend half."
This looks a good deal like preparing
tha publio mind in Llnoolndoni for a, re
pudiation of the enormous war debt
whioh is running up there at the rate of
some six millions a day. There Is no
other way of ever paying it,
. Jeff. Thompson.
The latest Federal intelligence of this
gentleman was that he was in New:. Or
leaas disguised aa a negro.- Tbe Mobile
Tribune's correspondent ssys: "We may
look for an order from Butler's of&ee
commanding all negroes within bis lines
to he washed, for the purpose of detect
ing ho ubiquitous .Teft" , " ' .i
State Sovereignty or United fitatea
.v rf,. ..T .... ... ,
pectod to see th nnliiwi nn-.i. ...
Jjduced to so sharp issue ss to devolve".
! '" Up?n "1'Icl,ev es up-
days in whioh to return " trt him a1,
Ngiancs" to the United Slates, or forfeil
. ' vtuer u
he returns to his "allegiance" his '
goods and chatties are already confiscated
to the Confederate Government. It is -."confiscated"
either way you take it; :
and the only question is which has the '
lengor pole to knock down the persim-'
rion. Everything that everv man of the,
i,-eti. now has Is therefore bun iinoo
Jh4TJccs6T'wif.tlf vigor btoufgor ''
eament tbe valor, number snd efficien- '
cyofourlroops the wisdom and skill of
our Generals and the favorable ordination
of Divine Providence. ' ; '
Every man has staked tipon' these, the
last dime he has got ; and we must come
out of this "contest victorious, or home
less and houseless wanders over the face
of the sarth prisoners in some peniten
tiary or ornamenting some of the numer
ous gallows, which would be in active op
eration if Lincoln had tbe power. ,tf
there is any other argument needed to
stir up every man who reads these lines
to do the very utmost in his power and
in his sphere to push on tbe work of self
defence, we shall certainly look in vain
for a stronger one. Let every man know
and be assured that failure in this war is .
not only general ruin to the South. butnr-
tonal and particular ruin to himself I Then
come forward and stand by your country
and the cause in every way. Be ready to
help with money, voice and arm. fironrf
by the currency of the Confederate States.
Let no man dare breathe aught against -it.
It is our life-blood in this crisis, and
we will by the help of God, see that its
value is preserved its purity unimpsir- '
ed, and that every dollar of it is faithful
ly redeemed, when peace again permits
us the gains of agriculture and commerce.
A Gem of Purest Hdy.
In these stirring times, when the cla
rion of war has drowned all the sweet me
mories of the soul, we can scarcely hope .
that the following beautiful waif, whioh
we Lave rescued from the sea of litera
ture, will arrest tbe attention of the read
1 er. We gathered it as we do many a wild .
wjwes springing, up atong the path of life,
wneu oeauty and fragrance Caught ouf"
eye, though we were ignorant of its bo
tsnical name or family. We reproduce it
that its parent may claim his precious
truant. Will some one. more familini.
with the creation of literary genius than
we profoss to be, furnish the name of the
auther. We do not know when we have
seen a more beautiful piece of word-painting:
"Men seldom think of the rrrenl everiV.
of death until the shadow fall across'
their own path, hiding forever from their
eyes the traces of the loved ones, whose
living smile was the sun-light of their ex
fence. Death is the great antagonist of
life, and the cold thought of the tomb is
the skeleton of all feasts. We do not
want to go through . the dark valley, al
though its passage may lead to paradise:
and, with Charles Lamb, we do not want
to lie down in the muddy ' crave, even
with kings and princes for our bed fel
lows. But the fiat of nature is inexora
ble. There is no appeal, or relief, from'
the great law which dooms us to dust.
We flourish and we fade as the leaves of
the forest, and the flower that blooms and
withers in a day has not a frailer hold
upon life than the mightiest monarch
who ever shook tho earth with Ihb foot
steps. Generations of men appear1 and
vanish as the grass, and the countless
multitude whioh throngs the world today
will tomorrow disappear ns the footsteps
on the shore. In tho beautiful drama of
Ion, the instinot of immortality so elo
quently uttered by the death devoted
Greek, finds a deep response in every
thoughtful soul. When about to quit his
young existence as a sacrifice to fate, his
beloved Clomanthe asks "if they shall
not meet again," to which' ba replies: "I
have asked that dreadful question of the
hills that look eternal of the clear
streams that flow forever of the stars,
among whose fields of azure my raised
spirit hath walked in glory. All were
dumb. . But while I gaze upon thy living
face I feel that there is something iu tha
love that mantles through in beauty can
not perish. We shall meet again, Clo
manthe." Letter from Col. Broadhead.
The following was written by Colonel
Broadhead, of Michigan, on the battle
field a few moments before his death,
two balls having passed through his body.
The original was covered with hi blood:
, "Dear Brother and Sister! J am -passing
now from earth, but send you love
from my dying couch. For all your love
and kindness may you be rewarded. I
have fought manfully, and now die fear
lessly. 1 am ono of the victims of Pope's
imbeoilily and McDowell's treason. Tell
the President, would he save the country,
he must not give our hallowed flag into
"But tht old fjg will triumph yet the
soldiers will reguild its poles, now pollut
ed by imbeoility and treason.
'John, you owe a duty to your country;
write show up Pope's incompetency and
MoDowell's infamy, and force them from
plaoee where they can send brave men to
assured destruction. I had hoped to
live longer, but I dio amidst the danger
of battle, as I could wish. FareweJ"--In
you and the noble offioem ot af regi
ment I confide my wlftspjMfcfMrea, -
1ST Some wag suggests that tbe mer
chants b. prss-3 into rce for the
iiwassar world could stand
their charges- '