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ACUTENESS OF THE DETECTIVE POLICE.
The Commercial Bulletin relates the fol
lowing adventure, wliich illustrates t the
aruo time the wonderful ingenuity of the
,ondon thieves and the acutenesa of the
detective officers :
"Several years ago the elder Perkins
started from Loudon to cross the Channel
for Paris he had with him a large sum of
money, which he was to deliver to a certain
hanking house in Paris. Such was the
magnitude of the sum that the utmost se
cresy was observed, so that no person should
be aware of the fact ; the money was taken
from the Bank of England but a few mo
ments before departure. Col. Perkins ar
rived safe in Havre, and congratulated bim
jsch" uPon "is safety and that of his treasure
thus ia.v- Ifc was his first appearance on
Fiench g".'I ; he knew no one, and was
entirely dependent: upon his letters of in
troduction. WiVat was his astonishment on
arri in f at the orated of Paris to hear his
name familiarly spoken before he had shown
bis passports, and net only his name but
the name of the hotel tC which he contem
plated going. With true Yankee shrewd
ness, however, he concealed .his astonish
ment. Fie had been at the hotel i'ut a short
time when three or four persons entered
his room, and informed him that they were
to hide under his bed he demanded an
explanation, they being in citizen's dress.
To his still greater astonishment they in
formed him of the precise amount of money
he had drawn from the Bank of England,
yl -vhom he was to pay it in fact all par
liculars of the transaction, so much that it
appeared like a 1 chelation. In reply to his
questions as to how they knew, they said
nothing, they meicly informed him that he
had intendtd to put the package under hi
pillow, and that at a ccrtaiu hour his room
would be broken into and an attempt made
to rob him. He was further instructed to
follow out his original plan, to appear per
fectly unconscious at the time as though he
was asleep, and that all would be right.
There was no alternative, he was but one
man to four, and he quietly submitted. At
the exact time mentioned he heard a noise
at the door of his room, the door was final
ly forced, the men in the meantimo keeping
perfectly quiet j the perspiration stood in
large cold drops upon his forehead, but he
did not dare to move ; the new comers ap
proached the bed, lifted the pillow, with hi
head upon it, abstracted the treasure, and
were about starting for the door, when
those under the bed started and seized them
they were the gen-d'armes. This story
was told by Col. Perkins himself at ajliu
ner table, where the late John Quincy Ad
ams was telling an adventure almosfsimilar.
FROM THE STATE CAPITAL.
Topeka, January 14, 18C3.
Editors Union A goodly crowd throngs our
Capital, and the great question of the day with
a stranger on his arrival is where to "hang
out." The five hotels all fairly kept are
crammed. Numerous private house are thrown
open, and stuffed with honorable humantics;
and so many persons are on the streets these
balmy nights, that it seems highly probable
that some have settled the question by hanging
out on post?, or gates, or cellar doors.
Of course, many applicants for office are
here. Dan Adams, to all appearance, was sure
of the Senate Secretaryship. But as you have
learned he has been disappointed. It was a
close race; but as the ten will take the nine,
so twelve bangs eleven, and all beneath it.
Dax had only the eleven. Nothing, of course,
is doing in the Senate since its organization.
Tom Osborne presides with dignity and grace.
Hon. S. M. Strickler, so well known to you
in various other capacities as a reliable and
affable citizen, wears his Senatorial robes (and
new store-clothes,) with case and credit. He
has made his mark already as a member of
spirit and influence, and doubtless will sustain
the interests of his District.
In the House, there was a general acknowl
edgment of defeat before coming to an election,
so that the Speaker, the Speaker pro tern, Chief
Clerk, Enrolling Clerk, and the Scrgeant-at-Arms,
were all chosen without opposition,
although the competition had been active.
Mr. Conn made a gallant run for Assistant
Scrgcant-at-Arnis, receiving sixty-eight votes
out of seventy-two. It is said that he run in
on his good looks, and not for his influence
with his long lost brother, Judge Cobb, just
elevated to the Supreme Bench.
This afternoon the Governor delivered his
Inaugural Address to the two houses, in joint
session, according to the ancient usage. The
tone of the address is earnest and manly. In
spite of an impediment of speech and a manner
by no means oratorical, the effect was made
impressive by the Governor's decision and
boldness. There was a crowded audience, and
but one opinion was entertained of the excel
lence of the Address, save on the part perhaps
of sonic sympathizers with treason, to whom
the Governor's hostility to treason and Slavery
became wormwood. Yours, NIX.
are to be changed, and perhaps in the Third.
Certain roads are made State roads, and the
Marais lies Cygnes is declared not navigable.
The Senate is in labor on a consested seat
from Douglas county. Under Bob Stevejjs'
and Governor Robinson's lead, the boys all get
the run of the ballot-boxes there in days gone
by, and they keep it up yet, it seems. Whble
squads of boys, from fifteen to anything less
than twenty-one, voted freely, and swore to it
afterwards. The consequence is, that Thokp
is trying to cut the venerable Beam off. As
Beam had only nine majority, it would not
take a great many fraudulent votes to do it.
But the trouble is, that Thorp's witnesses many
of them voted for him, and it is now a question
of calculation, not who has the majority of
legal votes, but of the illegal votes. I expect
the proof will lay it on the Beam: but if evi
dence had been culled on both sides, no one
can tell how it would have resulted, as Law
rence is a sweet-scented locality, of a truth ;
but instead of getting the University, it would
be well to give her the penitentiary.
Bob Miller looks very wise in his seat in
the Hall, and is generally popular, as he de
serves to be. nis remarks are short but to the
point, and his motions in time.
Gobdo.v looks after affairs in a quiet way
says little in public, and. more in private. He
is sagacious and careful. Fullixgton, of
Riley, is much of the same character, but is
perhaps a trifle more impulsive.
FROM THE SECOND KANSAS.
We have received the following private letter
from a friend in Lieut Stover's Howitzer Com
pany, attached to the 2nd KansaB Cavalry, which
we take the liberty to pnblish. The date is some
what old, but there will be found in it many
items of interest.
tgi. A dispute having arisen at an Italian
court between a lawer and doctor, as to
which should walk first in a public proces
sion, it was referred to the court fool for
judgment,- who gavo it in favor of the law-
,?, on the ground that the. rogue should
always precede the executioner.
jtST"My son, would you suppose the
Lord's prayer could be engraved in'a space
no larger than the area of a half 'dime ?"
11 Well, yes, father, if a half dime Is as
large in everybody's rye as it is io yours,
I think thero would be do difficulty in put
ting it in about four times."
Scene in a Printing Office. Enter
Subscriber "I have come to pay one yearns
subscription iu advance.'1 Shows dollar
bill. Operatives gather around to examine,
Duett, editor and devil Oh, let us be
joyful !" Exit into sanctum dancing a pas
de deux. -
f The rebels from their boyhood up,
have never learned to appreciate the bra
very of anybody but themselves, They
are at school now; aud a good deal of whip
ping maybe necessary iu that school.
I" An Irishman at New Haven, hav
ing had nine children in eight years' wed
lock, applied for an exemption certificate,
because he could serve his country better at
'Fashionable Arrivals Hon- John'
L. Dale on a mule. Capt, R. C. Eden, on
a visit, and several rafts" crews "on a
TorEK , January 28, 1863.
Ldilors Union The first thing that strikes
one on coming into this lovely town, is the
wind; the next thing is the murky atmos
phere. Tlie sky is one vast sheet of leaden
clouds, and has been for about a half a dozen
days in each week. The efforts at gayety arc
consequently to some extent depressed. Every
thing feels dull, looks dull, and is dull dull
as your scissors. To he sure, the Methodists,
the Congregationalists, and the Episcopalians,
each hold a weekly "sociable," where every
body stands (or sits) around the edge of the
room, and looks intensely solemn. The main
object in the matter is to collect one of Farn
uam's shinplastcrs, as a compensation for the
good society and the slice of cake. Any one
who appreciates these things gets his money's
worth, of course.
For the more earnest minded people there is
a weekly course of Temperance Lectures, and
Agricultural " Class Meetings," and a Debat
ing Society. Thus every taste is provided for.
In reference to the Temperance movement, I
can say that this Legislature is probably the
most temperate body ot that kind that Kansas
has ever held. I have neither heard nor seen
any disorderly or intemperate men this session.
The Legislature goes in for hard work and
economy. There is such a fierce surge in the
latter direction that the State is actually in all
sorts of danger. For there is no hope of the
passage of any bill, cither to build or lease a
State House, nor to employ an agent to look
after our sick and wounded soldiers, nor to
make appropriations to pay tip our debt incur
ed while in a territorial condition, nor to pay
off our war bonds, nor to start an Agricultural
College, so as to get the ninety thousand acres
offered by Congress, nor to keep the State in
running order comfortably and properly.
But on the other hand, all sorts of bills, that
don't talk of money, are passed, as though the
idea prevailed with the members that they
must earn their money in that way and as if
these voluminous enactments did not impose
costs on the people. Tinkerers are at work on
the Constitution in twenty places; while the
Civil Code and Criminal, the Revenue, School,
and Redemption Acts, the tax law, and every
law in the State, has some bill presented to
amend it. The fun of it is, that the good
natured, but close-fisted, House, all running on
the Caknet qualifications, and coming out
heavy on financial propositions, (which is very
well to a certain extent,) passes without hesi
tation bills on all other topics with a perfect
There have been discussions on the bill to
reduce the rates of interest, and six and. ten.
per cent, are decided on. The location of the
University and Agricultural College, it is
whispered will be carried by a compromise
Emporia to get the former and Manhattan the
Local bills are numerous and successfuL
The Criminal Court in Leavenworth is abo'lish
cd. The Court terms in the Fourth District
Camp Second Kan. Vols., Caxe
Hill, Ark., January 1st, 1863.
Friend B : The Army of the Frontier is just
in from a trip to Fort Smith and Van Buren,
where General Blunt played smash with the
rebels, and, as usual, effectually ' cleaned them
out "and caused them to say good-bye to the
above named places, and was so ungentlemanly
as to give them but a very few minutes to say
tlie parting words.
On the evening of the 26th ult. we received
orders to be ready to march on the following
morning at 7 o'clock, with six days cooked ra
tions, without tents or baggage, except blankets,
with but two wagons to the regiment, and those
for the purpose of transporting a part of the six
days' rations, and forage for stock, as it is very
scarce in the mountains.
We struck tenta on the morning of the 27th,
and marched in the direction of Fort Smith, and
at 8 o'clock in the evening we halted for the
night, abut twenty-three miles from Van Buren,
with orders to march at 5 o'clock next morning
which we did. About 9 o'clock, twelve miles
north of Van Buren, our advance encountered i
and drove in the pickets of a regiment of Texas
cavalry, that was doing out post duty at Drip
ping Springs, about ten miles from Fort Smith-
The Second Kansas, led by the dashing Cloud,
was, as usual, in advance, while just in rear of
us were Generals Blunt and Herron, with their
body guard, and then came all our cavalry, ar
tillery and infantry, making in all an army cf
at least J 0,000, all eager for the fight and a
"sight "at Fort Smith.
We followed the enemy's pickets so very close
that they did not have time to strike ail their
tents, but left them standing, while they, with
their train of about twenty-five wagons, moved
off in the direction of Van Buren in hot haste,
leaving the road strewn with tents, trunks, mess
boxes and baggage of every description, while
we were pressing on after them, firing into their
rear every few hundred yards. Such a chase
baffles all description, and cannot be realized un
less participated in. At every favorable point
they would make a stand, so as to give their
train time to escape, but a well directed volley
from our rifles and a few shells from the Howit
zers they are always in advance would soon
dislodge them, and again both parties would be
rushing pell mell over one of the roughest roads
in the West, and so on until we reached Van
Buren, when, a few miles below, we captured all
their train and mny prisoners, and completely
disorganizing their whole force and scattering
them in every direction.
I must give you a little description of the first
entrance of the "Feds" into the city of Van
The city of Van Buren lies just at the foot of
tlie Boston Mountains, eight miles below Fort
Smith by the river, and about four by land. It
occupies about fifteen hundred yards on. the river
and runs back to. the mountains, which makes it
about half. mile square. It cannot be seen as
you approach it from the north, until you arrive
at the top of the mountain, and then the town is
in full view, stretching from your feet to the river
bank. In prosperous times, when everything is
flourishing, it must be a beautiful sight You
are so far above the town that every house and
object can be plainly seen, while you have a foil
view of the valley and river for four miles or
As we drove the rebels over the hill and came
in full view of the city and the river, a cheer
went up from our men at the sight that met their
view, that must have been heard by every person
in town. Three large steamers were juat leaving
the levee with all possible haste, while the rebel
train was going down the valley at full speed,
and everything in towa seemed ia confusion and
excitement Gen. Bitot halted his command for
a moment and then gave the word, "forward!'
andaway we went at full speed down the hill.
through the town, and did sot checlra rein until
we straek the levee, when Clou, with the, 2nd.
Kansas, toned down the river after the steam
boats and train, and Gen. Blcnt with bis body
guard and the Howitzers turned up the levee to
stop a ferry boat that was just crossing with a
load of rebels asd property. The river at this
point is about twelve hundred yards wide, and
the boat was about two-thirds of the way across
when we arrived at the landing. Gen. Blunt
batled them and orded them back, but they not
paying any attention o his orders, he ordered
Lieut. Stover to bail them with his Howitzers,
and the next minute the Lieutenant sent a 12
pound shell after them which drove tlie man from
the helm, and the boat headed up stream, giving
as a better mark, and them a better chance to get
hit. The next shell burstamongst them, wound
ing several and killing one horse. We now
ceased firing and hailed them again, but they
were so frightened they commenced jumping
overboard and swimming to shore, so we opened
on them again, and killed three and wounded
many others while they were escaping.
Uur attention was now attracted by firing
down the river, and looking in that direction we
saw our cavalry blazing away at a large steamer
mat was trying to escape down the river. The
firing becoming too hot, the captain run his boat
ashore on the opposite side and the men and
passengers commenced jumping out and running
into the woods. Gen. Blint ordered the Howit
zers down the river at the gallop, and the cap
tain of the boat seeing the artillery coming, hung
out the white flag, and got into his small boat
and came over and gave himself up, and declared
his boat in our possession. Col. Cloud kept on
down the river and captured two more boats and
the rebel train, with quite a number of prisoners.
Gen. Blunt now took possession of the boat first
captured in person, and in a few minutes she
was steaming up the river and was soon along
side the levee, when the " bovs " gave three
cheers for thS Fredrick Natrebe "(the name of the
steamer) and her new commander.
1 he " Old Flag was now run up on the staff
in the public square, and for the first time since
the breaking out of the war, theStars and Stripes
floated triumphantly over the city of Van Buren,
while the rebel flag lay at our feet in the dust.
If any more evidence was wanting to prove tlie
rebel Gen. Hindman a coward and a murderer,
his inhuman acts upon this da, if nothing more,
were sufficient to brand him a cold-blooded ruf
fian of the darkest dye. About three hours after
we had taken the town, before our infantry and
artillery had airived, and while the streets were
thronged with women and children, Hindman,
in person, came up under cover of the timber on
the opposite side of tlie river, and without tlie
least warning opened on the town with four
pieces of heavy artillery, throwing his shot aud
shell into the town in all directions, tearing up
the houses and killing and woundinjj the inhab
itants. Gen. Blunt ordered his cavalry to fall
back out of town, and sent an order for his bat
tenes to come up as soon as possible. In about
twenty minutes Allen's, Rabb's and Hopkins
Dnteries came up slid opened on tlie rebels, si
lencing their guns in less than ten minutes, kill
a Lieutenant and nineteen men, and completely
driving them from tlie woods, out of range, and
that is the last that we have seen of Hindman or
any of his army. The rebel artillery killed one
of the 2nd Kaueas and one woman and five chil
dren bolongine to the towa.
Gen. Blunt sent a force across the river to Fort
Smith, but the rebels had left, after burning two
steamers that were loaded with sugar, for fear
it would fall into our hands. They destroyed
all the stores at the post, and threw many stand
of arms into the river. The boats which we
captured were loaded with corn and hardbread
for Hindman's army, and were from Little Rock,
Arkansas. They had iust arrived and been
ordered down the river again, Hindman's main
force beinff some sixty miles below and still
moving down. There was a rebel camp about
eight miles below on the soutli side of the river,
and just after dark, Col. Cloud with Allen's Bat
tery went down and shelled them out, killing
some and burning their tents.
The next day the infantry and a part of the
artillery marched back towards Cane Hill, while
Blunt had everything of value removed from the
boats and, just after dark, on the evening of the
29th, he set them all on fire and entirely destroy
ed them. It was a heavy blow to the rebels.
Besides capturing a train of thirty wagons, fifty
or more hogsheads of sugar, and many other
stores which we brought away, we destroyed six
large steamers and two ferry boats, and a large
commissary building in town. Wc also captured
considerable stock, and fifty or more prisoners,
and many small arms.
Gen. Blunt arrived at Cane Hill on the even
ing of the 3l8t, where he met Gen. Schofield,
who took command of the Army of the Frontier,
and to-morrow Gen. Blunt leaves for Kansas, for
how long no one knows. Schofield does not
approve of Blunt's course, simply because he has
been winning laurels, and fighting. Since Blunt
has had command of the Armv of the Frontier
it has been moving and working, and always to
front and victory ; but now Schofield takes com
mand and we march to the rear. The contrast
is striking and significant. Which of. the two
Generals will the Government sustain ? Colonel
Weer takes command of the 1st Brigade in
Blunt's absence. I do not think that Blunt will
take the field again, unless he is placed in com
mand of the army be has so many times in the
last two months led to victory. Who will blame
him if he does not T
The Indians are all in a brigade by themselves
and commanded by Phillips, who, by the way,
is an excellent officer and deserves promotion.
I have no idea what our destiny willTbV. We
march to-morrow1 back to Elm Springs, twenty
miles west of this place. Forage is very scarce,
and our stock is' dying off very fast About two
hundred of the 2nd Kansas' are on foot. Other
regiments are no belter elf, and it is very hard to
find horses to move oar artillery. The weather
ia xioite mild. We have had no show vet. The
health of our men is iqaite good, and our wound;
ed are doing well. Sergeant Morris is severely
woaadsdand very low, but recovering slowly.
Miller is dead. Downer leaves to-morrow on re
cruiting service. ,
Forth Soy Hill aad Republican Ualca.
Do not live in unvcntilated Toonis. Above
all, do not permit your children to remain,
hour after hour, in a close unvcntilated apart
ment, whose forty, or fifty, or sixty children
are using up the vital air. Remember that
each person destroys by breathing, a gallon of
air a minute, or three hundred and sixty gallons
in the six hours he is confined to the room, i
After the air has been expelled from the lungs '
lis ei 1- t . t . . .
11 j uum. 10 ue laxcn up again, isy a wise
arrangement, the air expelled from the lungs.
and deprived of its vitality, "rises, being a
little lighter than the surrounding air. If
there arc ventilators in the upper part of the
room, this impure air escapes. But in a close
room, of course, it remains to poison, yes
pohon, the air. And what' right have you to
make your children inhale poison, any more
than you would have to compel them to drink
Who docs not remember, with a shudder, the
Black Hole, at Calcutta? Several hundred
British prisoners, confined in a small room,
with only one or two little grated windows, in
a sultry night. Their agonizing cries to the
guard, to be removed to a moro airy place, were
unheeded, because, forsooth, the change could
not be made without order from the Bajah, and
he was asleep! Before morning, most of them
But you say, "Our children do not actually
suffocate in our school-rooms." No, because,
happily, the door is occasionally .opened, and
the pure free air rushes in with all its might.
Bnt let there be no ingress to, or ingress from,
such a room for a day, the door and windows
remaining closed, and your children would not
go home to sicken and die they would die on
the spot as surely as the poor soldiers died in
the Calcutta prison. Not only does a person's
respiration injure the atmosphere in a room,
but by the laws of animal life, a portion of the
waste or useless matter of the system is thrown
to the surface by a set of vessels having their
especial office, and constantly passing off what
is termed insensible perspiration, helps to dete
riorate the atmosphere. It is said by scientific
observers, that the amount thus thrown off the
system in twenty-four hours h somewhere
about two pounds. If grown people will
breathe an atmosphere thus loaded, it is their
own affair, but to compel children, hour after
hour, to inhale this pent up, unsavory efflu
vium, is atrocious. One after another will go
home with aching heads or diseased lungs, to
lie for weeks upon a sick led, or to be carried
speedily to the narrow house.
Again, I plead, give the children air pure
air. A FRIEND TO CHILDREN.
A FULL-SIZED BIT OF NEWS.
Under the head of -The Wounded Soldier's
Christmas Dinner," the Tiibune thus para
graphs a day's occurring:
"Nowhere else in Ike world than in America
could have been seen the sight which has made
this holiday in Washington remarkable and
memorable the banquctting of thirty-five
thousand mounded and sick soldiers upon a
Christmas Dinner, spread ly the hands of indi
vidual bcncviilence. Tables were set and
: abundantly and elegantly covered in the lar
gest wards of the different hospitals. The
rooms were ornamented by volunteer hands
with evergreens and flowers. Volunteer wai-
tors, gentlemen and ladies of the first families
in the land, tenderly and devotedly served the
wounded warriors in every hospital, waiting
firt 011 those too much injured to be moved to
the tabic;. The feasting of this army of
wounded thus honored and cared for was a
touching sight. To make the festive occasion
complete ia most of the hospitals, hired or vol
unteer singers wag songs of home and of
country ; iu others, members of Congress and
Cabinet officers m.ule speeches hapily fit. for
the occasion, and moved socially among the
tables. In one or two the President found
time to bring excitement and sunshine with
him among the bandaged and becrutched rev
ellers. Over hccn thousand turkeys and
chickens a ere consumed at this novel Christ
THE BATTLE-FIELD OF MURFREESBORO.
Perhaps there is no picture which presents
such a combination of heart rending and re
volting scenes, as a battle-field immediately
after a sanguinary conflict. To the inexpe
rienced, the spectacle is an awful one. The
battle-field of the battle of Stone's River is
replete with incidents extraordinary and
strange. Those brave men, who fell fighting
for their country, and fighting against it, found
graves in muddy cotton fields and in beautiful
cedar groves; in unromantic corn-fields and
in secluded meadows ; upon the hills and in
the valleys, and for miles along the stream
upon the banks of which the battle fiercely
' AFTER THE WAR."
What an Arcadia of fond hopes and
bright prospects are tho words " after tho
war." It is the Utopia of young ambition
where arc centered the cherished schemes
of a lifetime. The accomplishments of tho
past tho achievements, memories, endear
ments, that have circled round the years
gone by are nothing now. They are thrown
by as children outgrow their baubles, and
tho heart wrapt in " aftor the war."
What places arc built, (alas ! never to
be peopled) "after the war." Did you
ever stand in a dark corridor, and gazo
away down to where a lighted chandelier
throws its brilliant rays from wall to wall,
and left a glorious realm at the entrance,
half dark half light, to bo filled out with
tho fairest forms of fancy ? So we stand
to-day and look upon after tho war. After
the war is a magic sentence, bearing upon
the bosom of realization gaudy possibilities,
noble purposes, high and holy resolves.
it camo to the lukewarm heart, and
kindled there the intense fires of patriot
ism, consuming the citizens, and raising
from his ashes as the soldier.
It was the death of the old man, and the
upraising of a new life; and now twelvo
hundred thousand bayonets gleam in tho
bright sun, and point their sharpened tips
to every star of night twelve hundred
thousand brave hearts and true have sworn
upon the altar of their country, by tho
memories of the dear past and the expecta
tions of the future, to wipe out forever tho
foul blot of treason from tho favored land
of God and man twelve hundred thousand
vacant chairs at the fire-side and tabic
twelve hundred thousand men renc from
hearts that loved them tell a tale of fear
ful hope, feebly yet fondly clinging to the
promised fruition of " after the war."
The little child asks : " When will pa
come home?" The saddened mother re
plies, " after the war." The loving sister
raged, and from which it takes its name. The
Murfreesboro pike and Chattanooga railroad and affectionate lover tenderly sighs "after
divide the battle-field. Travelers upon cither the war.'' It is the tearful answer of tho
road, upon either hand, can gaze for three or
four miles upon the picture. The first place
of interest upon the right, just at present, are
the ruins of a fine brick residence; beyond,
upon the right and left, are the earthworks
thrown up by our troops upon that dark and
stormy night. From these works to town arc
hundreds of carcasses of horses, breastworks,
demolished houses, broken wagons and wheels,
and graves. Upon the right, near the railroad,
are eleven graves of the 74th Ohio; near is
an equal number of the 45th Mississippi ; then,
side by side, farther on, repose eleven members
of the 78th Pennsylvania, and eight members
of the Rock City Guards. Upon the left is
quite a cemetery ninety-three prettily con
structed graves, with an inscribed slab at the
head of each. As you enter the ground a pla
card informs the reader that " This patch of
ground contains the bodies of 93 soldiers, of
the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th' U. 8. Infantry.
Do not disturb these graves by additions or
otherwise." Leaving the regulars, you next
discover four graves of the 19th Illinois, and
twenty-seven of the 41st Alabama. Leave the
line of the railroad, travel over a spot of ground
containing nearly two thousand scrcst and you
find like scenes everywhere. The national
and the rebel dead the old man, the strong
man, and the youth j husband, father, son, and
lover all lie in a common, grave. The inter
ments, however, are most solemn, and the
utmost silence prevails as the lost companion
is quiety placed in his uncouth grave. Corr.
ILT A Western paper announced the illness of
its editor, piously adding "AU good paying
subscribers are requested 1o mention him in their
prayers. The others need not, 'as thprayers
of the wicked avail nothing,' according' to good
H7 Chub. Jackson is dead. At the eommence
meat of 'the rebellion he said he would, take
Missouri out of the Unio'a or take her to hell.
He failed-to take her out of the Union, and bss
gont to try the other alternative.
doting father and hopeful son. Peace shall
smile again " after the war." Homes shall
be happy hearts re-united "after the war."
How shall we pray for those whose joyous
anticipations shall be changed to the dark
ness of a funeral pall, and whoso bright
sun of hope and happiness shall go down
forever in the smoke of battle !
Oh ! you who stay with the dear ones at
home temper the hard strokes of fate to tho
saddened hearts, who, severed from tho
dearest, tenderest ties of earth, await with,
agonizing resignation the blessings of God,
" after the war."
ROMANTIC LOVE SCEHE.
'Tis past the hour of midnight. Tho
golden god of day, who yesterday drove his
emblazoned ebariot through the heavens,
has ceased shining oa the earth, and a black
pall reigns over the lowest section of our
city. Nothing is heard save the distant
step of the melancholy bjll-postcr, as he
pursues his homeward way ! Suddenly a
voice breaks the stillness it is the voice of
Frederick William calling upon his beloved
Florence Amelia :
" Throw open the lattice, love, and look
down upon the casement, for I, your dear
Frederick am here."
" What brings thee at this time of tho
night, when all is still and gloomy ?"
" I come to offer tbee my heart. Upon
my soul I love thee truly wildly, pas
sionately love thee. Dost tbou reciprocate?"
The maiden blushed as she hesitated.
" Ah," cried he, and the face of our hero
lit np with a sardonic smile, " thou Iovest
,lSo I no I no !" cried Florence.
" Then why not rash to this bosom that
is bursting to receive thee V
"Because," replied the, innocent but
still trembling damsel, " I'm dressed!"
tm m m '
y A married editor rarely writes about
woman. He dares not try to make her kis
subject since be is hers.