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E'DGE'FIELD. S. Ci, KEBI?UARY 20; 1863.
a..:. u..w?cV??. ?Va .if
BY MISS CLARA V. DARGAN.
??When the War Ends."
That's the err now-a-days. How many
plans are laid off, how many schemes pro
jected! Mrs. Jones-the virtuous better
half of John Jones, Esq.. is earnest in her de
sire for the war to end as the following col
loquy will prove. ': Oh, what times is these!
I laly don't see what I'm to have for dinner.
There's Husband always grumbling becaue I
don't have ham and aigs. I wonder if he
thinks anything about my struggles to make
both end? meet ; I wonder if he knows'that
a ham which ase to cost two dollars now costs
eight-about twenty-five cents a slice ;-and
aigs a dollar a dozen, a-uigh ten cents a piece.
Oh, the?ie men ! It almost" breaks my heart
to see how little the onfeelin' creeturs care
for a housekeeper's troubles, so she keep?, a
good table and don't bother them aboutit.
And I declare there ain't a whole sheet iu the
house. J never was in sich a fix b.-fore : it
seems as if everything's just weariu' out a
purpose. Well, thank goodness ! when tin
war euds I'll lay in a supply of things, and
Husband shall have ham aud aigs to his heart'.?
content, aud not have to pay a dollar o
Airs. Jones lives in the city, and, of course, i
sees the darker si Ie of the picture, but Mts. j
Smith is equally u misfortunate."
"You, Jule, hav you sowed them seeds?
The squash seeds on the fur side of the gar
ding, aud the kebbages up here by this spar
row-grass bed ?-Xo ! Do you mean to tell
me, Julius Casar, that you hain't planted
them s;-eds yet ?-Hain't pat- none ? Why. j
what's become 6f that paper-full I give you ?
- The raf s eal'em I BU*s ray soul ! lill
didn't know better I'd think the sperits ol' !
dead Yankees was m them rats. They eat i
e?erylLi.:g. and presently there :von't be noth ?
ii.' left. Yuu, George Washington, you run j
over to Mis' Brown's, and ask her to lend tnt-,
tb?> loan of a few uarding-seeds-?qnas!i um] ;
kebbage. Tell her the rats is rat all mir.e, j
and tell her if she ain't Imisy couldn't sin- !
come owr and help nie lo warp that piece for j
Jeemes's coat, and ask her if she's got any ?
copperas to spare, and tell her-Bless my
soul ! if he ain't gone !' That's the way willi
nigger.--. Allers tjoes oft' half-primed, as hr '
says. I had a message to send ti, Mis' Brown. '
and now he's run off beiore I be?nn. But j
there's them pertaters to cut lor coffee; I got
no time to stand talkitr; 'twou't help things. ?
1 do think limes is growin' harder and hard- j
er. In my day just as reglar as the cotton !
went down to town we got guiding seeds, and I
always of the best. But since this dreudful j
war has coote on, there-'? nd sieh thing ; the ;
blockhead's blockheaded out everything, and !
? supjtose if we don't eat corn and cow-peas ;
this summer we must starve. I ucver could
get on without kebbage. But he says we'll !
hav peace by winter, and next spring we'll ;
Uav garding seeds a plenty ; and ?Mirandy |
-lane she must hav a new hat and u whoop j
skeart, poor thing !''
But iMrs. Smith is not the only one that ;
softers;-;for " garding-secds "' i.-> not. the!
chief object of life, nor the. only precious j
commodity u blockheaded out.'" Miss Boadi- J
cea Beaumonde bears witness to this :
.; .VJ Jid: What shall I do ! Not a single j
pair of clean kids to wear, and the rehearsal j
of the concert given by the ' Habet hm Ladies j
Soldier's Relief' and Aid Association for the :
purpose of sending jews' harps and linen
handkerchiefs to our brave men on the i; tent
ed field" to come off at Mrs. Stuckup's this j
very evening. I know Pauline Parvenue will j
laugh if I wear these silk gloves, and one j
can't go bare-haaded if one does wear a dia- j
mond solitaire, and hus a white hand. Oh, ?
this chocking war! I never was without a
dozen new pair before.' Papa must takt) me
lo Paris coule que route as soon as it is over,
and then 1 shall shop day and night till my j
wardrobe is replenished, of the six new j
silks I had two winters ago there is scarcely ?
or.c lean wear again-so horribly out of'
date. The idea of wearing the same fashion I
tito winters ! Cdt ! I ne\er should survive j
it ! And there's fha', ?cir French hat Mid- I
ame Phceya.imported for rae. It was a lovt . ?
1/ thing, Lut I've "worn it a wintle season. J
Papa declares he cannot give forty dollars foi
a 1-onnet, aud is so old fashioned and epieer j
as to ask me before Adolphus Stuckup if I
had knit a pair of socks cr u.ade A shirt for
the soldiers. Grace a D?eu ! these dreadful
needles would ruin my fingers, tho' I have,
had to have something of the kind fo hold
when 1 wont out to ride, li look* so inter
esting, so devotee, to be knitting when oi c L
taking the air, as if one had no time to lose j
for thc dear soldiers. 1 have finished almost '
two inches since Juui-, it ready does very '
nicely only Bettina has to wash it and take !
np the stiches every month or so, a .d tom- \
times I eerily believe the girl rips it out and !
does it over. But I have been woiking very !
hard for the soldiers. A lolphua says it makes
a man feel as if ke would swallow brimstone
and hot lead wh-i.-i Le sees th? "dtar -rea
tures' as he calls u-?, working f,r thtni. I
have embroidered Adolphus a beautiful |Ivjr
of slippets, silk lloss and velvet, for him to
.vrear when Le is fatigued. I wonder if he
would 'march I? death' us he vows so pretti
ly, fur my sake. They do say that Adolphus
' never marched to anything except the bottle,
and that he was court-martialled for running
away at Mantissa^ but I don't believe it,-Ile
I wears such a lovely uniform. Wei!, besides the
j slippers, I have made an exquisite cigar-case
j fur Geueral Bombastes Furioso asa token of
J my regard. I admire him so much : they
say he drinks the best of wine, a^d swears
sublimely in French. Think of it ! But I
munt beg Papa for thnt hat if it docs cost f >r
[ry dollars. I heard the Hon. Mr. Humbug
say money was more abundant th our country
than it ever was before, and I cannot, ??w
tit eli/, do without one of those exquisite beau
ties Madame declares ha? just run the block
ade from Paris, tho' I half sutpec-t Paris is
Madame's back-parlor. But Pauline Parve
nue won't know the difference. ' A kingdom'
for a new pair of pale primrose kids."
We wish thc war vas over, and Miss B.
B. rafely lauded in her .adored 11 La Belle
France." We Lave no aced for young ladies
who wear kids, and .-ilks, and Pat is hats, and
are afraid of spoil ng their pretty white hands
at such a time as this. But Kittie Knitter
?peaks quite differently. Kittie is quite a
novice in French, but she understands Eng
lish and common sense:
''Sa'lie, Saide, du come litre aud see my
new dress ! Isn't it a beauty ? This blue
stripe is double-and-twisted, and this dove
color single; dyed with indigo and a tea
spoonful of copperas, and-I ve forgotten thc
rest, but mother can tell you. She made
the nyc, and that is tho only help I had.
Made it ever}- bit myself from thc spinning
to the weaving, and :;o body helped me to
warp but Tom. You know Tom has been j
home on thirty days furlough. Ha! Ha! !
Ye*, he says I wove roses iu my cheeks.
While 1 was at the loom, he split the Pal
metto for this hat. Isn't it antee one? li
am going to trim it in the ribbon I had on j
my Summer bonnet three years ago. I t's fa- j i
ded a lit tir- but 1 can wear it still, for you j
know Sallie, anything will do til! the war is i
over. Mother and 1 have Wuii cardiug wool i i
and knitting socks for our company all the !
win-er, and I platted this hat at mid limes.
We baVeti*t much time for anything bat
soldier1* work these days, have we. Sallie?
But it's all play to me. 1 love lo*work for
our boys?, and il seemed wrong-like io make
that dross for myself, bill mother .said 1 ueed j
i'd it and roust have it. So I was very well F
contented to sit al the loom all day for a '
week-for you see, 1 also gol out two pairs j
of pauls lor Tum and a coat-?ix yards a j
day, Sallie, arid mother said that was doing j
very well, tho' in her young days '.hey wove i
eight orten. Well : Tom >-at byrne while;
1 was at the loutit, and split the Palmetto, oi
ent .p?tate CS for Codee, while W.e talked.'
Happy titnes? Oh, Sallie, we talked il ail ;
over, and laid ott' plans for our cottage,
..'arden, and Bower plat, and furniture and all. |
Voil know-hide your face, Sallie, till I tell ;
you-Tom aud 1 are lo be married when thu
war is over; that is, il God spares him.- |
Oh, no ! Fin not crying ! These snipes dsz- |
rile my eyes. Pretty dress isn't it? I al- ,
ways think of Tom when I look at it. ll v.
happy we will bo when the war is over !*'
We all love Kittie, don't we, and wish thc !
war was over for her sake if nothing else ? ?
We hope Tom will come back with all his !
limbs safe, and his love for Kittie as true as :
hers for him ; and that the cottage, ''furni
ture, garden, and alf will test the advanta
ges of Kittie's " Confederare experience."'
But Mrs. .Iones, and Mrs. Smith, and Mrs.
Boadicea Beaumonde and Kittie Knitter arc
not all who say " Wh-.-u the war ends.'- There
is souiethiog else we need bssides ham and :
eggs, and sheeting, and garden seeds, anil kid
gloves, and nev/ drc.-scs, and-a husband !
What is it ? C. V. I).
It is natural, and Jioly, to mourn the loss !
of dear departed friends, and we therefore1
give place to the ver?es of MAGGI:. But is
it right to despair under the decrees of Heav
en, and to yield the he-art tip under any cir
cumstances to this very lethargy of gtief. ;
Thc present gloomy war has allliottd many ?
lender bosoms most grievously. And yet .
.shall we even seem to forget that there is
"balm in Gilead" ihat can still heal the .
deepest sorrows und lead us to the exercise of !
many charities worth living for ? We seek
not to give reprojf but to encourage hope-,
aul we trust that MAURIE, and tho liions-'
amis who suffer like her all over our fair land,
will awake to energy and /.-al in the discharge '
of life's varied duties. God will bless the ef- ;
Solution of Enigma. * j
Thc following we think is a correct solution of
the Enigma published in the Adtertif-r "I the
J?ih u!1 :
1 .-itu noni; ose lof 21 letter*.
My 1. 9, 18, I'?, i.? n Uiver in England.
My 14, 10, 4, 3, ?1, 7, was a celebrated Puke of
My 8, 17, lj, 0, is an old-fu-hioncd musical in
My 2, j, IS, wa? the .--.coud son of Noah,-liam.
My 4, 20, 8, 12, Iii. li, io- tho emporium ut'
thc linen irado in Ire'.md, Belf?Vt.
My ?, 19, ii :i proposition, At.
My whole is one ot" the most glorious event.-; ?ii
the history of the Confederacy.
Tie JJutite nf Kit .VsMi/ef.
S. .1 CliltUKKX.
He who gives for the sake of iba uki knows
uot the pleasure of giving.
' For tr e Literary Corner.
I'm weary of fins world so drear,
This cold, unfeeling world below
Wc vainly seek for pleasure here,
"There's ?.farce a dream unmixed with woe.
Thc brightest hopes my Fancy drew ...
Have been the first to know decay :
The dearest friends I ever knew
Hi;ve soonest parsed from carib away !
Tho " mother dear" I called wy mn, .
When first my yoong heart learned to love.
Long since on angel wings hath Mona
To her bright, blissful home above.
She ?oollicd my cares and dried my ten rs
Timi kind and loving Angel mother,
And by her tide has slept for year?
My darling, blue-eyed baby brother.
And now again a brother brave,
A soldier to his country true,
In youth has found i cheerless grave
Remote from home ami kindred too.
I'm weary of Time'.! thickening euros,
There is uo mortal tic can give
A charm lo chase n\r.iy these tears
And make mc wish ou earth to live.
I long to lay this aciiing heart
Bencnth the sod and be at rest,
I long to meet, no more to part,
The kindred spirits I love best !
Lu Fayette, Ga. MAOGIK.
Solution of Chess Problem.
First More.-Advance the Queen obliquely
lo the left one sqiu.re, taking up the Pawn by
which she was in check.
Second .Voce.-Iletire thc Queen obliquely
to thc left one square, whick brings lier in
front of Opponent's King ; and. if he has re
moved Lis Bishop frua: his Kind's front, brine
his King in check, which will cause him to !
return it to that position.
Third Move.-Advance the Knight on Ike !
?eft one ?quare in frotiT and two squares to j
ihe rifdit. and his King is milted. Two. j
[Your solution wont hold out, Two. Yon i
forge', the Black Castle thal can li? brought ;
lo bear upon White Queen. We have wit
the solution L.-furc an, lint venture lu oller 1
the following as eorreci : . i
1. Q lo K's li's ::.
2. Q to Qa H's C.
.;. Knight Q's .*., or, if lhe [?ame requir?-s !
il, Q to Q's 15.-En ADV.]
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Cut?iv.iled FIoVuVs. -'. ' 4
Tuc diminutive chain of habit is scantily
heavy enough lu lu mil till it in loo strong lu
Memory ix the cr.binet of imagination, the :
ireasury of reason, thc registry of conscience, '
mi l the council-chamber "I thought.
A (.?ltKKK maid being asked what fortune ,
she would bring her husband, replied, '. I
will bring him whal gold cannot purchase- i
a heart unspotted, und virtue wilhonta stain,
which is all thal descended to me from my
Wt: ute all eoitij laiuing thal our days aie !
so few, yet aoiing as though there would bo I
no t nd to (hem.
A PERSIAN* philosopher hising asked by !
whit method he had acquired so much knowl- \
edge, answered, "liv not beinr prevented by ;
?haine iroiu asking questions when I was ig- \
ABSTINENCE-Except thou desvre to ba/*: [
ten thy ?i'd, take this fur a uc-nernl rulo-.'
that thou never ado any artificial heat to thy
bodv hy wine or spict^ until thon lind that I
time bath decayed thy natural hpr.i : and the ;
sooner thou cost begin to help Nature, the I
" oner she will for.-ake thee, and leave thee
tu trust altogether to art.-Sir Waller Ha
Goon manners is the art of makin? those
happy with whom we converse. Whoever
makes the fewest persons uneasy is the best
bred man in the compuny.
THE Soul..-There is soinethinsiu us that
cannot be without ns, and will be after us ;
though it is strange that it hath no history of
what it was before us, nor can tell bow it en
SPARK MOMENTS p.ve like the gold dust of
time: and Yoting vras writing a true ?us weil
as a striking line when he taught that "Sands
make th?; mountain, and moments make the
Vfcar." Of all the portions of our life, spat e
moments arc the rmst fruitful in good as: evil.
They ?re tho gaps through which temptations
lind the easiest access lo the gardcu of the
V.'ur.x thc veil of death has been drawu be
tween us and tho objects of our regard, how
q-deksighted do we become to their merits,
and how bitterly do we then remember word?,
or even looks ol' unkindness, which may have
escaped in our intercourse with them ! How
careful should such thoughts render us in the
fulfilment of those ollicesoi' affection which
may jet bo in our power to perform ! for who
can ted how soon .he moment may arrive
% hen repentance cannot be followed by re
O .MENS OK PEACE.-A correspondent of
tho floridian and Sentinel, writing from
L'jcdcricksburg, gives the following singular
freak (d' nature in his "letter. Ile snj's:
"While speaking cf peace there is a legend
connected with H spring mar Fredericksburg,
: which I will relate for the benefit of the euri
' ons: According to tradition, this spring was
discovered running li.r.e mouths lief jr e the
revolutionary war. Three mouths before a
j nealy of peace it dried up and ceased to ruu.
lt commenced menin-,' ngain three months be
fore the war of 1812, and three months he
fore its close, as in the revolutionary war. it
j again dried up. a:;d so with the Mexican ivar,
i Throe months before the) fall nf Fort Sumter
j it commenced running, and a shot t time sine?
! dried up.
I I give as .my author fer lids an aged man,
! who was bern and is bring neur the spring
' and who has cottsiderableproperty, .and offers
J lo bet it all that we will Lave peace in three
j month? from the drjing fcpof tue spring. '
(Frnpt tie X. Y. World.]
?? God and thcffcpiro."
j One member of the Beecher faniilv has!
enriched the religious phraseology of the j
American people with the refiner! and pious j
ejaculation.of " Bully Hallelujah !" Another |
scion of the same steck -bas now favored us
with a new national slogan.
,; God and thc Negro? is"the '.var cry which
Henry Ward Beecher recommends to the ar
mies of the republic, through the columns of j
the Independent, ia , the following passage,
which nothing but a sense of public duty
could induce us to quote :
. ,; Congress is to dispute over a bill to arm
and equip 150,000 negroes to serve in the
war. Let it atop tuc flebate! The cas?is
settled : the problem is solved ; thc argument
is done. Let the recruiting. sergeants beat
their drums ! The next lev*' of troops must
not be made in the Nona, but on the plan
tations. Marshal them fnto line by regiments
and brigades ! The men that Lave picked
cotton must now pick flints! Galber the
third great army ! For^ two years lite gov
ernment '-.as been searching, in an enemy's j
country, fer a pal li to victory; only thc ne
??ro can lind it ! Give bim gail and tiaro- j
not. and Tot bim point tb? way ! The future
is fair ; God and Ike Negro aro t.i save tho j
If those brutal and Jdrr-phomous ravines j
reached our ears from Bedlam they would bc j
sufficiently shocking.-But tko}' aro ilelihcr- j
alcly printed in a paper .professedly religious.
They arc intended to Ijeread in tho homos of |
. hioz.-d hnd Christian mon. Thrv are the
i-rec-d of a mau railing hims .-If a minister ??!
lov? .ind mercy. And'ruadp a.s they aie lhere
?salmean method ii?,Irheir niadnesii. Thc-I
sanguinary' ribald ry ^^fbe calculated voi.-c of)
a mont ^^^-^?s?^^: Jtttie is ihojirgii-^
mont of lids Jn?rr?hle cry :
" The"interval 'oct ween tho tlcstcrnction and
the salvation-of the republic is measured hy
ovo stops : ono is, emancipation ; tia; oihcr,
miliairy success. The first is taken : the
ot ber delays. How is lt tobe achieved?
There is but etie answer : hy tho negro!
" Tho negroes aro thc lina! reliance of thc
government..They at e thc forlorn hope of j
tho republic. They aie ike last safe-keeper*
nf I ?J? good cause. We must make alliance
wi!ii diem, or our final success is imperiled." .
Wo hog thc reader to cont roi fir a momea'. !
his disgust and bis indignation, to weigh these I
words coolly, to measure widi unimpassioned J
eye the abyss of degradation which they re
veal. Three rude, ignorant millions of no
groes are the " forlorn hopo" of twenty mill
ions of civilized Anglo-Americans waging a
great war against five millions of their own
race. Unless we can seduce these African
allies into talong oin' guns and bayonets and
fighting for us we are hopeless!}' beaten. Vve |
have not thc manhood to maintain our own ?
cause : and when wc cfler freedom to the j
Southern slave it is not became vee feel out- !
selves strong enough to give him what we j
promise, but because we hope he will be j
strong enough not only to secure Lis own :
freedom but to save us abo from defeat and i
shame. Is thc man who writes these things '
an American or a Chinese? Are we Greeks j
of the Lower Empire clamoring for thc help !
of black Yanu.'giuns : gainst thc terrible |
I hordes of Jackson and of Lee?
j Thc negroes are not commonly reputed a i
I very warlike race : but the mildest Congo j
! that ever sunned himself among his pump
i kiris might shrink in scorn from an "alliance" I
. ?iib men whose philantbropby thus shame- j
lessly proclaims itself to be poltroonery hi
With the soldiers and the citizens of thc!
I North this crowning insult, offered by the j
; radicals to thc American name and race, may ]
safely be left fur redress.
Wherever a man lurks within the most
stolid armor of fanaticism they must surely :
lind him cu|. and hiing his spirit up to some .
dim sense at leastoi the crisis we ba. J reach
ed and of tho futuro which threatens us.
There are really no overtures or demonstra
lions at all made to us by either North-west,
or North-east, by either the Democrats or
Abolitionists, which may not be most fitly j
met, aa;s thc liicbmond Enquirer, wilh tho
diplomacy of ?air c AU non and bayonets. They
all know nt thc North-al! without exception
-that if they indeed desire peuce, they have
nothing to do but take away their armies ;
from our soil. We know nothing of peace or j
conciliation except on that basis. Wo care not '
who plunders at Washington : have no interest !
in tbs success of auy of their parties, and
consent rather to die thau to touch that
abomination forever more. Whoso dreams
ol a Dy other basis for a peuce will do well lo
keen his own counsel.
D:FKJCU1.TIE8 arc like thc Wiil-o'thu Wisp:
ii y preseut an imposing uppeoraiicc only
when they are viewed at a distance.
President Lincoln asa Dictator.
The important measures which have late
i passed, ard others.which aro now under co
, side-ration in the two Houses of Congre*
j will leave no excuse fur a failure on 'he pa
: of rhe present Administration to put an cr
io the rebellion. Wi!h tue closing of tl
present session; President Lincoln will V
Drastically invented with the powers of adi?
tator. The scope of his authority and dh
cretion as President of tho United State
will hardly be less than that of Louis Nape
leon as Emperor of France. Our whole pc
lilical system of the peace establishment, ic
eluding the subordination of the J?ederal Gov
ermneut to the will of thc States and th
people, wili ix* reversed : for the States an<
the people wiil b? rendered subordinate to th
will r.f the Federal Administration. Ao<
this will bo done, fo, through thc duly eleel
ed representatives of the States and the peo
plc in Congress assembled. This most re
nurkab'e political revolution is now withit
a few days of its consummation. The mili
tia bil', which has passed, places under th(
control of the President all the militia of tin
United States, for the purpose of the banking
bill, which has pass-'d, and the Treasury note
or. financial bill, which is under consideration
will iuvest him with almost unlimited powet
over lite bank-, finances and currency of the
country ; and th2t other bili which is pend
ing before the House, providing for the stis
pen-iou of the writ of habc?s corjms, will ?ive
him full authority over the liberties of the in
dividual citizen. In a word, we may say that
with the adjournment of Congress on the Ith
of March. President Lincoln, for the two years
remaining of his term of office, will be cloth
ed with dictatorial powers, political, military
and financial, over State and citizen, and by
the action ot Congress and under the anthea 1
ty of the Constitution.
This organic instrument and the laws pass
ed iu puntualice thereat constitute the su
prctne law of the laud. Nur do we think it
can be successfully denied or contested that
in slra?niug ?M warlike authority to e..-,tab!i-.b
inenl nt Wasbingtou of a temporary dicta
it.r.Jiip Congres* has ill the acta indicated,
passed the barril, of the Couatilution. The
legislative power of Congres.? in regard lo (Le
militia, in case ol rebellion or invasion, and
over the financial affairs of the country, 3ud
thu iiultcU's iJ?rpiti^fk br,)*} -and c<jmpa*h>?o??
sive, lt ?s possible that with a Napoleon, or
a Cromwell, dollied w?t h this provisional die
tutorship, there would he an cud of our Re
publican institutions and the beginning of an
imperial establishment ; bot there is not the
slightest danger of tho abuse*of his authori
ty by President Lincoln for ambitious purpo
ses. We all know that his ambition ia limi
ted to the suppression of the rebellion; but
if he were not, we ?ill know that he would be
powerless to employ (he intelligent, liberty
loving soldiers of the Union in any movement
involving the suppression of our regular Pres
idential election !
We therefore entertain no apprehensions
of evil to tLe reserved rights of thc States or
the libci ties of thc people from these extra
ordinary powers with which Congress is cloth
ing the President. Un thc other hand, as
theso laws will be passed over to the next ad
ministration, they may even then bc turned
to good account,' in the application of their
pains and penalties, to the Abolition disor
ganizes at the Xorlh. after thc rebe's of the
South shall have been reduced to their prop
er allegiance. Meantime, accepting thc plea
of imperious necessity, wc cheerfully consent
to this transformation of our President into
a temporary dictator. We cheerfully consent,
in view of the great object ol' concentrating
the forces and resources of the loyal States
againt those of tha rebellion, and in the be
lie! that this is the shortest way to the res
toration of the Union, we cheerfully consent
to surrender, for the present, some of the
privileges, immunities, exemptions and bless
ings of peace, to push on this war, upon which
depends the very life ol this nation.
Upon this point thc patriotism of the loyal
States is surely equal 'to that soil-sacrificing
fanaticism which governs thc people ol the
l?bclHous States. Those people nie under
the most loriible despotism ever known to
modem times ; they bear it, they sustain it,
and they submit to conscriptions, cruelties,
extortions, privations, sufferings and losses
painful to contemplate, under the belief that
all these things are demanded of them in or
der to secure the indepeudenccof their South
ern Confederacy, and under the belief, too,
that with the object secured, they will have a
better Government, and a new career of hap
piness, security and prosperity. Are not,
then, the people of the l?yal States capable
of.sustaining, in a comparatively light de
gree, thc-burdens ofa struggle upon which
not only the life of the Government, but the
safety of the property, the home' and the
house hold gods of every man in the conni ry
depends ? The intelligent will need no
promptings to answer this question.
lint we concur in these war measures of
Congi ess from still another view of thc sub
ject. 'They will admonish thc great Powrra
of Europe that foreign intervention against
the Union is not to be thought of, and that
they eau only intervene in support of the
cause of thc Union. Thin Louis Napoleon
may, perhft| -, be convinced that the time
has.arri ved when, acting upon Seward's Con
gressional peace proposition, he may Bay to
J Jeff. Davis and his confederates : Further re
j sis tance to the Federal Government ?a uae
l-less. .Accept the friend!y o?ices of France
j ia behdl ot your submission to the Union, cr
I prppare for'tbe consequences. But in every
! view of fho subject, foreign and domestic, we
; ?re prepared to sustain these war measttres of
j Congress, and to support the President eveD
as a temporary dictator. Let us support him,
and nil that we have lost may be restored ;
but if we shandon bim, all that we have may
I be lost. - New" York Herald.
From the beginning of thia war up to the
present time, our people have been seriously
troubled with periodical attacks of a diseasa
which, in the phraseology of the day, may be
properly called " Intervention on the brain."
After the first battle of Manassas, we ware
assured, by political phophets, who plumed
themselves on their prophetic ken, that for
eign powers would not wit??3s with indiffer
ence the fierce carnage of a civil war. When
foreign powers failed to interfere, and thus
proved them false prophets, they no longer
fixed tho time,, but declared that the next
decisive victory would settle the whole mat
ter. After every defeat, these lovers of ex
citement have set the people agog, by de
claring to the delighted crowd, that now the
time had really come for intervention. Now,
said they, you shall have the M Gallic Cock"
crow defiance to the American eagle ! Nowr
Yankeedoodlodom shall quake in its boots,
when John Hull paws the earth and lashet
his side-when the invincible Rritish. lion,
.! shakiug the de .'. -drops from his mane,'*
shall roar in his wrath !
In ll Helloed by these motive", our people
have been on tip-toe, eagerly listening for
the first note of foreign intervention. And
lil! lately they have listened in vain. The
British lion I Oared, it is trite, but ,; gently a-"
'iwere any sucking dove.'' Like Carlyle, (the
man who in attempting to reform English
man, succeeded in murdering English,) the
people of .langland tho up Lit if was ?he foul
levi chimney that had b^en alire this centu
ry and ?ere willing to see it burn out. Exe
ter ll til ?poke and politicians trembled al
?lie howl ol' fantlci.Mii. ''King Cotton"low
ereil his sceptre to King Wooly head, and
white KnglMimen became starving paupers
kf*t tlevate the down-trodden African. Andi.
.lohn Bull, the pugnacious, invincible fillibus ?
ter that, always opposes fillibustering-th?
pious hat?r of slavery, that makes abjeel
slaves of his own subjects-this same iaoffen
sive, quiet old gentleman, who preaches one
tiling and practices another, puts his thumbs
in the arm holes of his vest and coolly telb
UH, " this is a dreadful state of aflairs you
have amone you, bul 'pon my word, gent le
inen, I seo no remedy, can't do anything for
yon, bul wish you very well."
France has dore better. Napoleon has j
manifested a willingness to mediate in our
affairs, and has lately made an oiler, which
has been summarily rejected by Mr- Seward. |
And now the great question of quid nutics
is, what will Napoleon do? Some say he
has contracted for cotton in the Confederacy,
and that be will speedily raise the blockade,
lo get his cotton.' Rumor says that he has
already declared his inteution to raise the
blockade, recognize us and to settle all our
troubles cu this side of the oceau by a Na
poleonic cou]) de main.
Whatever may b? the intentions of Napo
leon there is one thing Certain, 'that neither
the prospect of intervention, nor intervention j
itself, should at all divert ns irom our plans,
or diminish our Eclf-reliance. An Indepen
dence that is worth anything must be acbiev
cd by our own efforts. God helps those wi o
help themselves is true of nations as well j s
of individuals. If our independence is <s
tablished by the active interference of for
eign nations, will we n 'the dependent upi n
i he m ? Muy they not look upai us HS the
.' sick mau"-the Turkey of this continent,
to be dcOlored by foreign tpaacks, and per
haps parceled ont hy g.cody soveruments ?
No men vr nation will obtain lecognilion by
beding or whining for it. Let us not de
ceive ourselves. If we wish a permanent
peace, we must conquer it Thete is but one
path, ill these descu?rate times, to our hide- j
pendence, uud that is the war-path. We
must win recognition, at home aud abroad
bv self-reliance and hard blows. Let us bc
deluded no longer, with the orv of interven
tion, nor with the, perhaps, delusive hope of
peace, but conscious that we are fighting io
behalf of liberty, of human rights,and our holy
religion, lut us go forth to tho fight, trustirg
in the ,l God of battlea," and leaving results
with that All-wise being, who alone can give !
j us tho victory.-Christian Index.
LETTERS HY F?.AO or TRUCE.-The Ricb
m jud Dispatch says that, by orders issued by
Brigadier-General John H. Winder, all letters
.intended lo be seut to the United States by
hag of truce must bo mailed at his office,
where they are subjected.to examination, and
if deemed unobjectionable are forwarded.
/ ll letters must have on them either a three
1 cent piece or U. S. postage stamp, and they j
' must not exceed a page in length, or contain
[ any allusions to political or military matters.
! Letters to bc despatched^ by flag of truce ac
. cumulate so rapidily, that if they are written
I (.f thc usual length, the officials would never
! lind lime to wade through them.
i The Cotton Qnestiofl im England.
A correspondent of tb? Charleston Courier,
writing from Nassau, gives the following cotr
cerning.the distress caaaed by'the want of
cotton in England :
From the English journals we observe that
the distress ia Lancashire is aaa urning ap
palling proportions. The number of opera
tives out of work at the last report waa 26.3,
000-every one of them dependent upon char
ity and rated as out-door paupers. Large
public meetings aro being held over England
for the purpose cf raising funds' to support
At a public meeting held in London, Lord
Stanley has made a speech in which the fol
lowing sentence appears :
"He expressed a boper that w?should soon
have seen the worst. That depends on when
the American war shall terminate. If it last?
another year we have not by any means seen
the worst ; should it but five years, the rum
of Lancashire will Jje'irretrievable."
The Dublin TJuirerait/ Magazine for De
cember, has an article on tie Lancashire
troubles entitled " Men, Masters and Cotton."
After portraying the suffer rugs of the opera
Lives, and paying a tribute to their patient
ind orderly conduct, the writer makes these
significant remarks :
" It now appears that the Cotton crops
lave been but partially destroyed. An im
neuse quantity await-* the breaking of the
stockade for shipment Her Majesty's Con
mi at Charleston 6ets down the total /'took of
Cotton in the South at 3,000,000 bajes. Is it ?
lot worth running a risk to obtain this sup
sly and light up all the factory fires again ?
lt would be H difficult matter if England Were
expected to act alone, but all' Europe would
v with us, in any effort we might make to
iring about a settlement and stay the useless
rifusion of blood. Unless through foreign in'
ervetttion then? is no hope fur peace. The
vmarkable lettecof General Scott, read ata
NW York meeting, show? that the North
?rners co cpi ve themselves little more than
it the beginning of the war as yet. The veteran
rude: named three years us the shortest tun A
within which they can roiicjiier the South,
uid they splined prepared to accept hi* dic
;uin. The question fur our Government is
whether il will support our workmen byoa-^
[.ional grants,- for what .remains -of ?bu *p\??V
traded period. The aid -offered by- publie
::ontri buttons will lorin ?ieas?. ' What^ihen ia
robe done? lt hos now been shown that
the most India can do lor us is very little.
All our substitutes have failed. We are thrown
back. on the Southern American produce.
Phe eyes of tens of thousands are strained
Westward to discern the first streaks of an
?pproacbing peace which will restore happi
ness to the desolated homes of lancashire
We. have KO other hope-no other reliance.''
" We shall never be free from embarrass
ment until we make up oar minds to recog
nize the Confederacy, and thus do more to
put an end to the miseries of war in America
inti enforced ??ll?neos in Lancashire than if
joined in the half measure of mediation pro*
posed by France, which, if not' backed by
loree, would only irritate and give a little
fresh strength to the Lincoln Government."
An English paper, in remarking upon the
condition of affairs in the manufacturing dis
tricts, states that iu Lancashire there are
thousands of stalwart men loitering about
with their hands in ?heir pockets, waiting for
nothing but the next bulletin of American
news. A traveler through the manufactur
ing towns describes the appearance of "hun
dreds of smokeless chimneys1' as a " harrow
A TOUCHING ROMANCE: IN REAL Lire-A
touching romance in real life is afforded by
the death of Capt. Chalmers Glenn, of Rock
ingham County,-N. C., and his faithful fol
iower Mat. Reared together from childhood,
Mat had shared in all the boyish pranks and
trolics of his master, and iu later life had
been his constant attendant and most faithful
servant. Cu the morning of the battle of
Boonsboro, Capt. Glenn called him to him
and said : l! Mat, I will be killed iu this bat
tle *, see me buried ; the? go home, and be to
your mistress and my children all you have
ever beeu to me." From behind a rock ?he
faithful fellow watched all day the form of h:s
beloved master, as the title of battle ebbed
aud il o wed over the eventful field. At last
he missed him, sod rushing forward, found
the prediction, alas I too truly verified-life
was already extinct. Assisted by two mem
bers of his company, a grave was dug with
bayonets, and soon the cold and silent firth
held all that was dearest on earth to Mat.
Slowly and a ad ly he turned his face home
ward, and theft faithfull/ delivered til the
messages and valuables with which hu mas
ter had entrusted him. From that day h
seemed as if his mission on earth was ac?
eomplis-hed. Though constantly attending
his master's children and promptly obedient
to tho slightest word of his mistress,, he visi
bly declined. Fi lally, he was taken sick,
and despite all the assistance which medical
skill and kind attention could afford, he died
ou the 4th of February. What a strikiug in
stauce of the power of affection in the negro
heart, and the strength and beauty of the tie
between a kind master and faithful servant.
Peace to Mat's ashes. May the unholy tread
of a uegro worshipper never pollute the last
reeling place of his gallant master or his faith*
ful self.-Raleigh Register.