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C JANUARY .SIMKI S, 110Rt30E & :CO., Proprietors EDG-EFIELDSI " , 21, 186.3,
The Empty. Sleeve.
cv D8. O. wiuslur. -
Tom, old fellow, I grieve to see
The-sleevbhanging loose at your ids;
The -arm you lost was worth to me
. Every Yankee that ever died.
But you don't mind it at all,
- You swear you've a beautiful stump,
'And-laugh at that.damnable-ball-- -
- Tom,.I:kuew yotrwere-always a trump.
A good right arm, a'nervy hand,
.A wrist as strong as a sapling oak,
Buried deep in the Malvern sand
To lauzgh at that is a sorry joke.
Never again your iron. grip
- Shall I feel in my shrinking palm
Tom, Tom,I see your trembfing lip,
hIow on earth can I be calm.?
Wall! the arm is gone, it is _true;.
- But the one that is nearest the heart
Is left-and that's aa good as two ;
Tom, oldellow, what.makes you start?
Why, man, he tbliks that.empty sleeve
A badge of honor; so do I,
And all of us-I do believe -
The-fellow is going-to cry.!
-" She deserves a perfect man," you say ;
" You not worth her in your prime ?"
Tot ! the arm that has turn'd to clay,
Yuur whole body has made sublime ;
For you have plaeed in the Malvern earth
The pro',f'and plpdge of a noble life
And the rest, henceforward of higher worth,
Will be dearer than- all to your wife.
I see the people in the street
Look at your sleeve with kindling eyes ;
And you know,.Tom, there's naught so sweet
As homage shown in mute surmise.
Bravely your arm in ijttle strove
Freely, for Freedom's sake, you gave it;
It has perished-but a nation's love
In proud remembrance will save it.
Go to your sweetheart, then, forwith
You're a fool for slaying so lon.
Woman's lure you'il ic:d no nmyth,
But a truth; living tender,-strong.
And when around her-slender belt
Your left is clasped in fond embrace,
Tour right will thrill, as if it felt,
In its grave, the-usurper's'place.
.Ae I-look through the coming years,
I see a one-armed marriel man.;
A little woman. with smiles and tears,
Is helping as hard as she can
To put on his coat, pin hie sleeve,
Tie his cravat, and cut his fueul;
And I say, as these fancies I weave.
-- That is Tom and the wont he *uO- .
The years roll on, and then 1 see P
A weddlag picture bright and fair; a
I look closer, and it's plain te me b
That is 'Tow rith the silver hair.
ae giyve away the lovely bride,
l tie guets lingqf, loth to leave
xhbopue of him in phbm they bride-""
t! jrave old 'gout, with the empty sleeve.'
Tlhe Rtichmond igij says thre writer of the
following is a gentleman of lyh social po ti- I
lion it-England, and of cultivated intellect:
The expression of such sentiments as tle--e
warms the heart to the old mother land; and
if the action of the English Government had
only been correspondent, we had been far ad
vinced to a union between the two cosuntries
more close and endearing than ever existed
in the colonial days. Among the farmers and
planters of the South, old English habits,
and opinions and prejudices have survived
two wars ;and pride in English descent is-a
sentimnent-wide spread and- deep-rooted. Thce
dispositions iconstituted- a basi-a for the best
d& all alliances, anid if they had only been
met, in severing ties with the hded Yankees,j
l3y sy'mpathy and encouragemeit 'from the -
nglish dovernment, they had' ripened int*
jrecious 'ilessings fo'r us all. -
demay not yet be too late. If the report I
of the state of' English feeling be correct. the
'jig of t$e imbeije anl d te ase"tg -
poi long gonatingli tto fr-nstrate the hopes rd
kinrertd and loving People;
Losnosc, November 5i, 1802.
MXy Dear Sir ;-I have an opportunity to
day of commnicating with you, arnd [ am
happy to avail myself of it.
In the first instance, let me say that you
are still fresh in our miemory and hearta. We
drinirg your health very frequently, arid wish
every fossible succes to your i ause.
Since your return (ahich we were pileasi d
to hear was safely scompjli bed) thinrgr South
have taken a miarvellous asrt. You stad -
e,t jhe presannt mfomSU, n ,t mere'y o ~fa
sih the jamInaius of the earth, but, ini real
stamina an'd national vigor, int statesuman-,
ship and zmilitry prowess, quite in the very
- foremost rank. I do not think that anmy oth~
er nation would or coull1 have done what the
gonfederate- 8tates have accompished wit'hI
tirbrean, "8&electr~ed has tfte countf'
been, and indeidl the greatr rt of' Furope,
that the hange In public op I~n since you
e, ehefe hs been- rvellous. 'To 'fidd -!'
a is tIb o~irthernl eenutmnrt' is the ui ord
ae thing iessible in thin country ; arid this:
pot fom any Cottonr sympathyv, but from thre
f.>wet of imriogitalg enep'y antr ,luek to
ijv%. ownI sgpy ptber pobii'/lpretIn. lVe wan t
Outton sedly and shiould ht. rahrt gleti to get
It at any pirice, sae at the expense ot' haing
our commerce cut tutspieces by privarteers. lut
it is a far higheor conside.rationr than the tiere
Commercial . that ha". &hvated the Suuth in
the eatimntion'of Eniglishmren. I do trot usec
the word England, for Eng'andl mean-s the
Core -rnme, but Englishmen taens the dca
You know as wellas I da that for a laiig
..il Li. savten question was csidered
awkward here ; that, however, has been over
come now, and finally, by the events of the
litst year. Theslaves hat e shown no dispo
sition to rise ;and :f not. why not ! Wby,
because they are well and kindly cared for ;
and if so, then Uncle Tom'. Cabin and the
numerous accounts with which we are and
have been flooded by Federal emissaries,- are
all' false. Besides, the Southerners have
shown themselves to the world as men-inot
ruflans-hke their'enemies. When they in
vade, they neither rub, steal or destroy. They
respect private rights an.d individual opinions.
Such men are humantu; and it is in the na
ture of humanit.y to he kind and gentle. Who,
therefore, is so fit to ue trusted with thehelp
less and inferior African race as they ? Such
is the inabrier we hay;' been arguing here fur
the pa.t year, and the resaut must he admit
ted as satisfactory and complimentary to the
heretofore ea!ed cou.w1 y/ of the South.
Wo are flooded at th's time with anti-slave
ry pamphlets, sc-.tterel broadcast over the
:ountry. Some pro!ess to be-' written by
Southern men and quondam slave-owners,
showing that the " Planter treats his slave
worse than be does his horse or dog." I es
ract this from a Mr. Taylor's pamphlet, which
as just been sent to tme through the post, (I
resume by the man himself.) le calls him
;elf a Virginian, and says that he has been a
raveling Methodist Missionary in the South.
[ want some of the Southern gentlemen in
his country to say, on the word of a Southern
rent.leman. that such statements are false,
tot as individual or'exceptional cases, which
night be found.anywhere, but as representing
he normal state of the institution. I have
to doubt that I-shail obtain such a denial.
You have sent some fine men over to this
ountry, men who have done mach to influ
-ce public opinion. Captain Sinctair, of
our Navy, who is here from. Norfolk and
iltinoind. has. been of much value to your
ause. lie is a fine man-most intelligent,
pulr nainners, and an .unusumlly good
As individuals, we ars helping you to the
xtent of our power-ships, guns, men, &c.
ut you say so we are also aiding the North.
're, but if the sympathies of the people
Dere not wi"' the-;soutL, you could not get a
iklC v,ouii matt& of . ...- - --. .--- . - t
ies and detectives in e eyy phice, and is p:"r
etually dluniing the (overnment to stop this .
n1 ht 'p that, .te. Voi will not want help, I
oatvt-r, of atny co.unt'v inteh hal;ge"r. 'u
are ~onq arred the n-ry :tst pos:itieon aimongI
''The l.iberty of the P'tres,
\'icter llugs', at at comps linenta, y dinner
:iven to him at jim us ele, "-n the r"2d ulhinmo,
made a speech, of which the followir.g is an
What to you all-writers, j-'r
.alist.. nubl'&hers, 1-rintosi, 1.nbllicistwu, think
rs-:epreient ? All tl'e energy of the intel
igence, all the fortrs of publicity, )Ou are
,ind-legion-ou ate the organ of a new
ueisty--you atre the preys. I propose a toast
the press-to the p'a "s;'f all nations-to
free pies--to a press powerful, glorious, and
nd fertile. (tentlemnen, the press is the light.
f the social world.;jl ,aCeever there s1
ight there is tomnething of Providence.
Chutught is scmsethinsg tmore thans a right-it
athe very breath of man. lie whio fetters
buught atrikes at mans himsi-lf. To spe-ak.
a w.rite, to print, to publ sh, are a' poimit 'of
ight idetntical' things.' T bey ata circles con
tatly enlarging'thetuseives, from intelligence
no action. They are sounding waves of
hought. Of all these circles-of all these.
ays of the human mind-th e widert if t
essS. Th dia1eer of' tae pres is- the pi
ijeter of eiyiliption itse~lf. With every di-1
ninutinn of the liberty of the press there is a
orresponding imrnintion of' civilization.
Centloemen, who ate the auxiliaries of the
striot ? Thie press. 1 1:now it, thse press is
itedl, and this. is a great season for loving
. Every indignity, every persecution, de
sounces, insults, and wound. it aa far as they
an. Courage to thought ; courage to science ;
:ourage to philosophy.- Courage to the press!
Ocurge to all of you, wsittem ! The hour is
rawing nigh when mert, delivered from this
diemal tunntel of six th usiand ge4p, ill
didaiy:bur4 forth in all its daysrafing bright'
ness!. - -
I drimnk to the press. to its poer to its
glory, to its efliciecy). to its libierty in Bel
gium. itn Germany, in Switzerland, in Itdy,
in Spain, ina Enghit-d, in Amneri-a "pd to its
AN AMr.httCAN' I):-IU.Bt'gn.-Old Rowe
kept a hotei wrhere hc tused to say one couldI
get anithinsg that was exrmd o.eg n
slav irs ' nou a gkee, iEbo asked" )ld IlowO
'1;at h could'1give him for diungo.
* . Anaything~ sir," - ' i %d R~we'.'any'thi
(o:ns 'a 1,igkled -' (o i E~ansaq hird's
Wegll,r aid the Ygm4kee, eyeing Jiown,
1 guess I'll tak~e a pieLe &stpicklnd elephant."
o Well. we've got 'em already right here
in the housm, but yon'll have to-take a whole
'tun, cautse we nievei- Cut Cl'em
The Yankee thought ihe would take somec
c,dfiab and pota'2ee.
gg Jt is facotion..ly .t.ug-tettd that the
reason snonmany Yanskee's are shot in the head,
is the desire on the par' of our hio3 to get
clothes. witaut any holes in them.
The Voice of the Army
It is a fact full of significance and encour
agement that the "grumblers and growlers'
have not been found in the army. The brave
men who fight our battles and endure the
privations and suffering of the camp, often
mt.re terrible even-than battle, have exhibi
ted confidence towards their leaders in almost
all cases. As a specimen of the voice of the
army, and as a rebuke to . the grumblersiand
groaners who stay at home to defend and ex
cuse the right of finding fault, we present the
the following resolutions, unanimously adop
ted at a late meeting of the Fourteenth Reg.
iment North Carolina. Volunteers, in Virgi
Whereas, It beciame nes.:ssary, in view of
the alarming encroachments upon the most
cherished and dearest principles of the old
Federal Constitution, for the States now b.nm
posing the Confederate -States of America,
through their. respective capacities, to pass,
promulgate and carry into effect Ordinar.ces
of Secession ; and whereas, the Confede:rate
States, for the purpose of mutual protection,,
did establish a Government, vesting in said
trustee the war-making power, the authority
o.raise and support armies for tbe benefit of
the cestuique trust : now, therefore, be it re
1. That wa have unbounded 'confidence in
our Chief Magistrate, Jefferson Davis. tl.e
Cbristian Warrior and Statesnan.
2. That the recommendation of the Execu
tive, eventuating in the passage of the Con
sription Law, meets our unanimous applause.
3. That the suf'erings of North Carolina
Pum the incursions of the foe are great, but
will not compare with those of Virginia and
)ther States of the Confederacy..
4. That the alacrity which has marked the
preparations of the Confederate authorities,'
n resisting the recent invasion of our State,
onvince us beyond doubt of the alurdity of
ipprehensions now manifested by the Legis
a' nre of said State.
:i. That the passage i. a Bill, on its secotri
'eading, by one House of the Ge'neral Asset
Iy of North Carolina, calling fur ten tho
and men for State defence, of those alrea
rdert-d into the service of the Corfeders
itates, in dircct contravention, and to all i
L~ Confederate Cungress, mets with o
G. That, from our dista:.t bivQgtgg on t
happahannf..ck, we ;onjtre our ftllow-citir 'an
the (General Assetnhly of North Ci rulina
, panse ere we be made to regret this strug
!le, consteiatted in the hearts t f our country
.n by so utmh of our lee.t blotul, on ac ciunt
: tlh'ir ' lurilnImtat sc'tmon.
4 e llsU" u, '1 as WAr.-Thlrtugh the kind.
1es of sone unknown tritnd we are in pos
,eeicn of a co'pjy of the .London I'urh, which
ives its :cuctomi ed attention to American
fluirs. It has a very excellent cut represent
ug Jeff. Davis and Lincoln at a game of cards
n a barrel of gun-powder. Old Abe with
rit ions aspect and hair erect like quills of the
rretful porcupine, ha' his astcard--the Black t
ee-raised on high, whils. Jetf., with g'km4
n tI. bogr;1 aJ;l tue 'a:ne or fnis card rest
og in his nose, gives his antagonist a most
ickedl leer from under the. front piece of his
ap, a1i.eain~g to say, " Play' on, ol fellow;
he lamst hardl can't help .vou ont of t he .tal
nother c';t te~wosarits (mid Abe's pei'plidi
Lwithi the TegrO. le is seated in a rot im
fthf'White House, wifb his hands resting
ohis knees, and a most woe-begone express
on or. his face, whilst a big buck negro in
is ,'i$t sleeves and barefoot, -fjth pres f91h
',~ head, thrpu piack s'pa gn igtot on the
able, in piuse poijiy to Abiraha's noe,
nteroates him~ a fulowi. " Now dlen, Maa
Jonatan,'what you gain to do wid dii child ?
Rlh !''---Savannanh flepublican.
The inllha of negroes at the North is be
ginning to be felt in New York. It is said
in the course of a few days a delegation of
workigmen and iechmanics, representing the
various trades of the city, will proceed to
\Vashington, bearing with themi a petition
against, such a course of public policy as will
be likely to add to the free g;:.p le o't
te Nor,'pcr't Cimes, Whie Prore~aing not,
to b~e actuated by any political or partirsan
motive, the President will b'e remninded of1
tie hardships which the white lab)orinlg popu
ation are' suffering from the exorbitant nrice,
of the necessaries of lite wde any nef
g,: umay ad~e'a tendency to unduly- in-'
rease the number of labortrs, and by conse
quence, a further increase in the cost or liv'
ing, will be re'monstrated against.
One of the mnort gratifying o00l: many ina
jer'dig it centa ofim'ctettpat ion of rd
erck.buirg was the faithful conduct of* the
.lyesi diht. reW.ained. In sevgral jgslangcc
tl.s'- sa\'ed apm'id the p4e(et rai' of' ghot and
at.11, housga and indeed squares from dest pac.
iaun. la other finstanesm tI.y claituutd -.nd
accured proteotion for thme property- of their
(mwners, whilst in .not a .few instances they
ake'd to be permitted to share the plunder
~ilh the thiving soldiery, and getting the
pern,is9Ni<.n took ecre to save for those who
had lef. many vahuable articles.
Whenm Gen. Johnston arrived at Chattanoo
g. T..n., a party of persenls v'hm'n y
c.lhed him out rort at apeed. Ast h~e ap
pared and told theita he " would much prefer
to s-e thetm in the army."
S 0, . .
Thy country is in bonds; an impious foe
Oppressesher ; he brings with-him strange laws,
Strange la'nguagegevil- eustoms, and false fui:b.
* * t 4 Swear that thy soul
Will-make no covenant with these accursed,
Blut that the sword shall be from this day forth
Thy children's portion, to be handed down
From lire to son, a-sacred heritage,
Through every generation, till the work
Be done, and this insulted land bath drunk
In sacrifice the last invader's blood.
* * for myself I make the vow.
Anti for my childrdn's chil-ren. 1fere I stand
Their sponsor, binding them in sight of Heaven,
As by a new baptismal sacrament,
To wage hereditary holy war.
Perpetual, patient, ersevering war.
Till not one living enemy pollute
The sacred soil. - -[outhey's itoderiek.
Bragg', Address to His Army.
IunAtQL'ARTERS, A R.tr or 'TItEN rt.uRE,
'- Wz. usTinr, Jan. 8, 18G'.
Soldiers of the .ry of 7ennessee:
Your galinat deeds have won the adtira
iion of yuur general, your government, and
your country. Fur myself, I thank you, and
am proud of you for chet I tender you the
;ratitude and praise you have so nobly won.
In a campaign olessahan one month, in
tbe face of .winter,.your schievemnents have
been unparalleled4'You have captured more
than ten tbousand risoners,. taken pnd pre
served thirty pieces of artillery r.nd seven
Lhoustnd alutdl aris, in addition to n-.ny
thousand destroyed,. You have besides cap
ured eight hundrd wagons, loaded chi.-y
ith supplies, whim have been de-troyed Or
trught safely to your lines, and in pitched
)attlea you have 'diven the .enemy before!
du, irflicting a loss at, least three to one!
rester than you hve sustained.
In retiring to a tronger position itl:ou!
nolestation fr.m" upe'riu. force, yvcu have
eft hint a barren old in whic'h to bury his
iott of slain, and lly and recuperate hid
hattered ranks. tit ..fl from hit govern
ent both by rail a eirranh -' -
are t.llen in our recent t'ontlicts. I.ta their
newories he r.n'hrined in your hearts, as they
ill eaer be tenderly cherished by tleirconn
rvmen. li.et it be yourn oaven thei ln:e,
rd rttndly to emulate thLeir deeds. I la-mnem
'er that voar face is to the .tte, and that on
uu rests the delence of all that is dear to
Sl'iers ! the prondest reflection of your
;enerala lil is to be known- as the co m:i:-a
er of an armty so brave anti invincible as
on have proven. Ie asks no Ligher boen
han to lead such Inca to victcry. To share
heir triais, and to ,tand tr ful with itt
ill be the crowl, t( 1iinhiticn, -
- - General Cornmmanding.
Port-rrn Pacscu .-Father M'. ' w'as
n.xcntric meni U& had~ in Lia conrga
Sil.' ihrpslham, a, wealhby frmeir, who
jad kept bac'k his large stock of corn fromt
ho tmarket in hope of raiaing the price. The
~astor heard of it, and resolve~d to imake a
ublic attack upon the -transgree5.:, One
abbath he rea1; foj. hii ttgt ' le that with
iei ~thme cyg~n, tht pcople shtall curse hitm;
ut bleings shulPhe upon the hea'td of himn
hat~ rellethi t,' Prov. :26. coi. Inigral nam
ould not bout know to whim reference waa
ade, but he held up his 1:end and face d his
pastor with a look of stolid tincursciusrnes.
Fater Moody went 6n with nry strong re
narka, became still w armer and teucbed th'e
olonel still motre closely, who, howeve1 atmll
held up'his bead, apparently deternmined not
o feel. At last the preacher lost all patience,
d cried out, "'Col. Ingtrahamn, you know
that I mi-an you; why don't y uo & 4wn
Pus-Nr Coax.-TIhere is ai dispoisitioni, we
'ar founded upon the suppositioni of a," early.
ece.. to planmt less corn arnd imore coLLOC 'his
year than last. Thbi< shotuld -,o '9 0-gt
tn :megc~ y i4en (j'e'tOe altogether knd
hula;.'iorn anid raise provisions. It would be
well to do so in any event. Every planter
should make preparations to raire a large
crop of corn tl~e coining seaso.
A pubhe meefg in Qaidwell cotuntyTeX
,iathy, resolved that all persons who refusem
Confederate money for debt, pf fi nuy -arti
de they btaje ig sale, ot- who haay goldl and
ej~r, pn who, U~de prtence' ,hat tLeylha'e
uptl.h:g .to .:#1I,. t efpis'e gees c of hfe t
exept at extortionaite prices, are cenmies of
thir country, woree than open foes, -and shall
be published itn the newspapers as such.
A CuEAr SoAr.--A South Carolina paper
say that a cheap and excellent soap carn be
m.e as follows :
'..To eight quarts of strong !gy, add tree
pnt - ci ?igg pL or tr'ee yog1i of roain ;
itF Gee or siL hturs, stiring well to keep
the fltuid from burtniig at the bottomi. A lit.
tie v heat f..nr added will make it har d, if
A conscript RIegiment.
A gentleman from Yiktburg tells nt that
in.oue,of the late tihta around chat city,. a
regiment composed of coni'flpts, and :.ot
considered very reliabe as riw levirs, wa
poifed-in a poitition where it wys .pped
they woul1. not b.ep oel t .4 very severe
ordeal: It turned out that their position be
came the hottest part of the field. They were
.ingled ont-for a charge by 'a heavy column
of the enemny. Their Colonel, w~l.o tell,; the
stcry, states that when- the Yankjes --made
their appe.arance in front, and'tenae up in
splendid line, the -conscripta hawed evident
signs of t.nensihess. Ile. saw the heads of
bia men turning every which: way, to the
right. left and rear, and from all the ihdica
tions of un rine--. he expected (every mo
menit to lire thoiu break and run. He olbund
it necessary to I-e all his coolness and judg
nhent to testore confilence. Riding along
their lines, vith :t'".terdy men," '" wait for
orders," "don't fre ;intil I give ;he word,
he managed to keep them in li:ie i util the
Yatakees got up within point-blank range,
when he gave 'he word "ire." Says ih
Colonel, ' it seemed to me tl.at every soldier
in tlhe regiment picked out his. cuao in the
enemy's ranks, aid that one went down fur
cvery trigger .ullei." The fire thrvw the
Yi;ikees into confui.iotn, sceing which the
Colonel of the conscripts gave-the command
to charge, and with a wild hcrra the "fresh
levie-"'& rush-ed forward like a pack of devils
jutuneaged from Tartariua, and drove the
enemy from the field. ., Since that day, no o!.
ftler makies iny .distiction between volun
teers, regulars ani conserilts in the Vicks
burg army.--Mobile Register.
R4etiilvnl ct the Federal Capital.
The palicy of removing the 1ankete Cal i
|tal fitom the luka of the Potoaite b.4en
oI l..te much agitated by the Northern press.
The uilitary Lesors are thus set forth by the
Washiington c're.pondent ot tle C'hicago
s argued, on one hand, that after the re
n is put dlown, and the insunrgents dis
1, and the Union reisorr.d, the mere se
of the .ity will r quite int univ an
b.e ke.p1 in constant order, but also t!.e
ion hi. ince-. - of many adlittiba,
iaionaa. 'Tihe proper defense of il i
-e iindt-i prsient cireiam l.n:e. , ei.e.i ,.
,i, w of a possiblte foreigtn war, n-clire ieven
:,w i.e. immediate furtificaion of ihe inc
,"Cherip'npk-e lay, and tih(. I'onmellmi aut.
I' ap. l~ivera, to an eitu:t tat will s:.ake
it imi[ " il hr :n Pneml:'s i]0^ L.) tail nI
hite two ntster. An ramnu.tatin rmf a goodi
m:p nill show why this i- in. .Ar:d our cx
jeriec.e in 1SI'-22. amti in the fall of 1S':l, will
nitrd] leIss.ni. on tl.e stil.j'ect. i hich we a onid
be mad intdee.l r to prafi by. The ercr
iot! of these naval defenses (oil trey must
b6 works com iping tle ,trmg points of For
tress Mobl'(,e and the Rebel Fort Darling)
will cost. with suitable irmamnents, untold
millicne; and to garrison and defend them.
and to support their defenders, wi.. ;;aire,
at the-lowest com' it;ioa, ;;eloding the flor- t
ces et ijahgton, ".0,00tfwell trained tmops.
(It is nren"a ry to keep here now 1'0,000.)
WVe have itpr-bymay enr. o
ntional glory and power br fte 1'. If we y,
.900.00.OOO.2 a yey, in genaiuctinmg tis war,
it viil1 b eg-y to alppropi)Flte the xpen:seS of
forty days. or $12,000.000 for the removal
of the capitolh
it is said that Philadelphia, or New York,
or Chiicago, or Detroit, or lluffalho, will either
one afibr' a far more eligibale site for a per
mantent national e-ipitol than Washitngton.
Neither of these citiesi have any such thung
as Arlington Heights frowning upon it, ioi
ting the erection of hostile batteries. EitherI
of them postsesses auti advantiges for tde
fence thait it can bie miade impregnablle (w~rh
neither New York- or Philadelhia i\ i.-.)
The proximity- of Re Na auks to un -
bo.1, anil t iteW e u~sure~ to the M ibh ta.
sauhi.i of atee) mailed -eiscla (:: am~ r t
which this city is most en'.pr~bly lei.~ej pa.d)
are 01 jectionsh which do not exi4L inI te ga*.
of the lake cities. (. Ida~ w%); ouwo cod
that iapeed l', ptr uQ rtoelhQon is over) be
ours. Amid' eveni if it uhouhi rnot hec, t-here
are :neans at our disiposal now of preventing
any hosttile ileet fromn enterinig Lake Ontario,
while our ability to prevent, the ngin into:
Lake Erie. Lake Uujon rnd Luke Michilgan
is doupled, trebhl rit uarpld
A Nowtr.t RW OPiEt ..Aflerh lm t Me Ial*
tde at Vicksbumg, a lettee was found ott the
battle geld, w;itten by a St. Louis lady to a
relative in the Fetderal army'. Ir, it r4e says:
" I ink yon all had better come homne,
and lkt the secesh go their own way, fot- yciti
will never accttmpish your dlesigns ilhere has
so maniy lives been lotit, eand they are no necar
er whippe d than wheni we fir.-t begiu. Smart
amnd inthllential mietn, who have been always
fer the prosecutioni of the war, rnow evm'iotn
Itn bold terms for peace."
C. I'. i'elhaun, 1i4, oftb C9lumnbia (;nar
d:a*:, brF i cur< I a "st anid is making ar
n.(?pgein to establish a Paper Mill near
Coll.a--a mrac'i excellent location ini uany
respeets. Now is the tirne~ for S.uther: i:.
grnuity and ir.venti' r to ia e e- igh. .. - r. -
MIessage of President Davis.
RI ien:.tos, January, 14.-The Message-of
P'resiient D)avis opens with a view of the mil
itaty position of lffairs, wlhich is describeJ.s
very saisr:ietorv.. . .
The fourth great arny of invasion. has been
defeated in Virginia, and-Ge'n. Burnside hasa.
experienced the fate of his three predecessors.
McDowell, McClellan anid Pope..
In the Weet the fortunes of war have be, n
v'rioiis. Battles have been fought with fear
ful carnage an both "idea, but the,-hopes of
the er.emu of any decisive results have been
bafiled. On the Atlantic- coast the enemy
are still confined to the protecting cover of
A review of our Liatory shows that the war
has entered its third and ,last stage. The
first efirt was to rr store the l'uion and it
has been abandoned. The lpecond was to
crhquier the South and govert, it as a depen
deneythis too, has proved imiposible, anid
has been abanidoned.- The third des'tni is to'
drstroi '.i:d plund-r what tiey could not
sibject.. If we coutinue the Saint a Ibarts as
in. the first, thisdesign will likewise- be de
feated, and we nify confider:sly expect that
this is the closing year of il.e war. The ens
my will possess neither =piritnor sesc'nrce
f.r corinuinig it into the .next year on so e.
tenaive a scale. - -
We desire police, but will conrtinue tie
war at any raCriicet until our right to self-.
stovernmrent andi the sovereigniy and indepuen
lenceof tie States are viudidatel and estab
Foreign relationa ire .then reviewcd. Our
rights to recognition i. shown by reference to
pwas hist! ry. Our States-, sein of which
.wire recoguizei'd as inidepenrdert by (Great
lritai in a treaty (f pene.. sf f i , anil hadl)
been preiouns'y aiies in a war wish France. "
When our cominiisioners dsemanded recugri
tio::, thev were told that fohrign guvernments
1-ould nut deciee in-tweomet 'tif sting state.
iments made by our gosvernment and that of
mtet I-i'ite.l Sitats in respect to our tiutual
rlatiune ; and that Europe would simply re
:e ~ ni. as hligi..r.ams and pru.wrae
iritet reutrailit.y. This apliJranTr e-te:l tie
p.isomatie: inter.)urse on Ihe same fiotirg .t
bur P .su.i1'. .
'l'~. q ' "..1.,n:olthe! b~lochade I-. .lisensc'ed
at .:nit. 1". :th. Irs invalidiiy ik shown a
;, t+ d by tlaI" in inaps iof the Co.ngre. of -
1'ris in 1: i;. The ; wile candnt of net:
t:,Lit: ,:f ?:ui: 1s s summ i tp, s-a as to show
d.b:t il-y 1-r.to (otI.re ti tail :r-itral right::
tbut. ,t'e-teul ui j~t iui-lc, ind refr wiue
fromt assert'tg those thattv we.i~.l i1tre il te
U-niat-d Statesa. Thei ve"r:.?,pon~hr.e tre-n"
the coiris (a( ('rance. firsat liritain and li.nus.
.it is aV tedl ti, at. the hangiage .t I le
F'ench dispate;: i.i construedl as. a 1,rnal a
mission c.1 our ability to ma:tin'iua t in de
peniei:eC, and justifies the it pe of an early
T::e harbarities by the Not t'
ern troop q sae retierred to, and the action ta
ken in relation to the atrocities committed by
Gien -rel., W1(Neill, flth:r andl Milroy are ex
plai.S d. T h(" opinion is eXpt.r that thara
infamy of their en4Iln.. O.t be e1hnred by ,
their ApiJ' i. i hO ha~ve in nil onef instaace:
puiiu-d the p.erpe rator ol' ithes.- erimis8. i
In r,-gard to l.;ic's.'& proclamaition, hie
a ys our detestation ini tempieredi by a profoundis
conternipt for his imp~otenit rage, and that the
action of our Government will be coni~ned to
delivering up all comituissuioned otricers here
after captureud in thea it-n States named in ths
procilaimaion, to be tried by the States under
the laws which pun~ish thiise that excite a
sersile irisurrection. The proclamation is
tre'atedu as posseasiug great significance in at1
political viw Ic proves what were the des
signs of the Repuiblician partg fr'~i # kin
ninlr noitwithstandig e..e edirts toi c.mneeal
them hy 5.l deCtio~a.
T1he procla:nationi is next considleredl a a
pi4antee again.-t ite possibility of :c.oii
strincnin. It is tdso tre'ated' as acofsir
"t inabubity to .ten~jugt e1C: 'It h; w hich
Europe wiU h '.n a aJ~~ ,, ndderl~ aIs .n y
i .Gr i:~.icediate r~'egiioni, and1 asi an ini
timnation tu ihe people of the North that
thley must subnait to a limdt~ sepiaratioin of
A acs~uate tauxati%., .A.4 re,:en'uded. Also
the ig;r M yo..da to l9 guarantee.d by the
'The e...:ssage, which is theo longet .yet i
sued by the grealdent, embraces a comtpre-.
hensive review of the whole internal and ex.
Wrnal rei~titn of the country. It. is confi
dent --evei,.triumphant in tone--and clotes
with a tribute to otur womenl~t, without whose~
sublime ecifiec it declares that out' sutces
woihil have been Uimosile.
The New Ysork Ti it.une has a wet consiJ
cred article upon the suihjeet of foreign mnedi
ation, pro~posits the Swiss tante'nsathe me
~ditoy power. It does nint object to the
Ifrenchb Governmet mnaking an e fort in this
directi~iot, but is not so well ratii.lied with
Englanid. Onr people imighi. be sati-lied with
the imerfe'rene or miediation of the Swihg
ICantons, or even of France, or rgpos;eertainly
of lRus-ia, but nevg 3.,'. perflmdjous Engla~nd,
I- t"' ip mint'mrnemle-no daiwn that
ever dawned upon the ?dislssippi invtaders
Van nr:.. -Chattenooia Rebel.
shs ave Lour Hage...
Tbawould j**Jjaw, in rdinantim,e
(1 titlr: .i ul e.tarV p~iece of a.J'ice, btC. aC
*thais momeiL it is of vital iu.'jortze.2 A.
our rea'lvra know, thbl price ol.paper haa~u4
va:,ed atJl~tu.!v, and ua A (4utseeqinone,
publishiers hi~ve baen cowaielled .to nialies
corresponduig advance oa thLeir Price. Ogle
great reason of'bii titreaaed tarilf'inpa
is the 'cairvity. o . ragas with wij ch, ;q aau-.
fact ure it. The 'wauufactwrers infora nt. jhat,
rag. are exceedingly diflinlt to' obtaini, ev.,n
when, as is the eaie, ile rewes paid are high-.
er, by oft leant 300 per cent. than. furr li-y..
W~e-write this article dOkeiy with a view of
calling public attentionr to ibis ecercity,tai
it muay as~ fir i's possible be~ rewC!Juid, and
that :speedily. ,;jl'be press 4"on 'gi .aftbe mnost.
potelt.fluxiliariled of this. (i OerTale.4 in car
rying forward its ulhjevzs, at,au suoriug its
interests. As a ncdiu nj (.f eitniiicucion,
in tdomes like thenve, wheu every' isy; natdv
tomec iner.uuai~le e~vent to our 'ki..iry, tae.:
news'paer is n.+" itldi-lpemmstble a. ror daul
.uteliig;euee, noda a~ a rctL. ol (tiF crent event,..
And asawc sit downs. to road the jrset .t' the
favorite hook or jaaiirit l, let us ntio i4l to Nar
~uzbur that the~ iatet Isla " t" its inar.utac
:uro trust be ol l'ined, or we aballh hr.e no_
Jlntlk or neui:apper. CU.mil the t'!otkadr is
-etuoved--a diaideruturn u alotet~her hwten
lie uncertaiatie-we *t.tiR roll ugr~niturioan
"eourccs. IA.LJIChu iv~ery famaily tfr~ully
ii e up all the rag-.'-all-ibe f 1rcils -ail the.
Lrsllpa-eithter linn cotton, rar a uolcerj, awl
urrni-h themt to uthe P:uptr M.iLo, nod the pruo
.rietors of II-) a wilIt, wilt pay thect Land
ornely tltraefr. ila,atrJ,- tell your-sites
q .eye to thii -.ac a,'t onaly. thewivi.', bat
."t ,vriT' :n.,.. rl ttd' the taiie, Mfitd azad
'latd4, (""ttat? the. .oiaing ofl rays t~ auke:
inp..r. Tlhe* lN) Ril c- etiiMi$'cy of i (0Wl
rv like~ 'nr", d, pricv' of n..wsapaparns lab a;rek
ng to e('utelnptauwe. "A:, wi e will nut bejet
lilt whejt, as we have~ thus aacrd ie Gotae
at larms, eretr oil", inobert t esl (and who.is.
tot ?) will do all in his or her puiwier~ai. kt~ap
hrml 1,111 ?tIptiti with ri, thbat aetr-preu
in y tlwrc.ray eorazisae to disg.euun Inrl
;tnriit' wi1l t.roaui thits Mu Pt.. 'I ti
*ttr ..f'lui~nni.l .SL : emit..-..
A r. at anuinyt ='.w,'d airne4dotN are told if
,letiatIA :: tld ;a,,wwc alU.' "11e 1olo,,r.' is
'tt i t:+ ,a.' l,d, o t~t or ~c.dier~e, ,JA~i'VI hIdi
,rtIts V irg is
w,~ ~.eiiulir.g L, Ar It.uatrrf, Yirginis, a
.r. 3f=l r G..intrai l.aviag ju. t betn oidere~d
.ais i,0partn.eiat of tlme W.'t, Stonrwahi
ls~d , e,.ciuu to vIbisi udia hlr~on of.igi batei*
ItA4. Ili. l1itiiel trot. l"(li!4sr ef'jJyiflI a but
!e of tangnitio'e1t till brandy which soma
,te fai-I. hail rent hint. , la sw.n M Jack
?nt 'entered, the f..lluwin;'~olloquly tools places
Oftiioir.--.Ali, Getral.-srxd 'sn,ntintt; I am
1.ligHl to 64 e you.' Tray bgoeatee'. I
,are just Yreivtli a preseut of Bunts apfizcdi&l
cl~d w.-ga: wbirh I want von to try. '
Stonewall,-Tbaak you, -sir, "I tever drink
Oilicer.-Rut I in-vist, UejaetbIl, v4 nuet
list taaetingf it.