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A THRILLING INCIDENT OF THE WA1.
Nine or ten years ago a citizen of one of
me towns in the eastern part of Massacbu
nells, was unjustly suspected of a crime
which tbe Statute cannot easily reach, but
-which deservedly brings upon him guilty of
"it the indignation of upright men. There
were circumstances which gave color to the
isuspicion, and the unfortunate man suffered
The loss of friends, business and reputation.
Ilis sensitive nature could not face these
trials ; nnd he fell into a condition of body
nnd mind which alarmed his family. At
length, having invested his property where
it could be easily managed oy his wife, he
suddenly disappeared, leaving her a com-
fortable homo and the care of two boys of
ten ana twelve years. The farst fear, that
lie bad sought a violent death, was partly
dispelled by the orderly arrangement of bis
affairs, and the discovery that a daugerreo
type of the family group was missing from
the parlor table. Not much effort was
made to trace the fugitive. When, after
ward, facts were developed which estab
lished his innocence of the crime charged,
it was found impossible to communicate
with him and, as the publication of the
story in several widely circulated journals
failed to recall him, he was generally sup
posed to be dead.
At the outbreak of tho present civil war
ins cjuubt son, now a young man. was in-
one to suppose that tho treasury's fingers
had tapped every valuable thing as surely
as a November frost touches p.vp.tv lpaf in
the forest. But an idea has occurred to us
that may be of value not to Secretary
Chase, for the avails are not intended for
the national coffers but to the
It will be conceded that every man who
enjoys the social blessings of this life is
bound to bear bis proper share of responsi
bility and to contribute to tbe general good;
he lias no right to live for himself alone,
unless he abjure society and all its helps
uuu uuiummtus, auu sum mmseii up in a
solitary wilderness, where woman's voice
nor childhood's song can ever fall upon his
ear. The Grent Creator has go interlinked
human interests that anv man commits a
crime against Divinity when he could seize
the comforts and blessings, while abnegating
the duties of social life, and he becomes
obnoxious to penalty. Iluman law can,
however, but partially interfere J but tbe
good of the community demands that all
should bo done that can rightfully bo done
iu mis regard, as me criminals in view
have no heart susceptibilities, they must bo
touched in their only sensitive point the
pocket. In this belief, and with a full
conviction of the justness of the punish
ment, we propose a tax on bachelors, pro
portioned strictly to the amount of income.
We would have every municipality appoint
a commission to assess every man who,
without good excuse or proven disqualifica
tion, is mean enough to prefer single life to
the wedded state ; the avails of the assess
ment to be appropriated to the relief and
support of poor widows and fatherless chil
dren. By this means an adeauate rjuniah-
ment would be inflicted upon offenders, and
s vast amount of comfort be secured to
many whose means of living now come
mainly from the families of right-minded
men, who have been willing to assume the
cares and responsibilities of that estate
which insures tho greatest amount of good
to the greatest number, and without which
the race would either perish, or become so
base and degraded as to call for another
deluge to sweep it from the face of the
aucca Dy a menu, a jjpta:n in a western
iegiuient, to enlist in his company. He
carried himself well through campaigns in
Missouri and Tennessee, and after the cap
ture of Fort Donelson was rewarded with a
tfirst Lieutenant's commission. At the
battle of Murfreesboro ho was wounded in
the left arm, but to slightly that he was
still able to lake charge of a squad of
wounded prisoners. While performing his
duty he became aware that one of them, a
middle-aged man, with a full, heavy beard,
was looking at him with fixed attention.
The day after the fight, as the officer was
passing, the soldier gave them tho military
salute, and said :
"A word with you, if you please, sir.
You remind me of an old friend. Are you
from New England ?"
" I am."
" From Massachusetts?"
" And your name ?"
The young man told his name, and why
be came to serve in a western regiment.
"I thought so," said the other, and
turning away was silent. Although bis
curiosity was much excited by the soldier's
manner, the officer forbore to question him,
and withdrew. But ia tho afternoon he
took occasion to renew tho conversation,
and expressed the interest awakened in
him by the incident of the morning.
"I knew your father," said the prisoner.
" Is he well 7"
" We have not seen him for years. We
think ho is dead."
Then followed such an explanation of the
circumstances of his disappearance as the
yonng man could give. He had never
known tho precise nature of the charges
against his father, but was able to make it
quite clear that his innocence had been es
tablished. " I knew your mother, also," continued
the soldier. " 1 was in love with her when
she married your father."
" I have a letter from her, dated ten
day ago. My brother is a nine months'
man in New Orleans."
After a little desultory conversation, the
soldier took from under his coat a leathern
wallet, and disclosed a daguerreotype case.
The hasp was gone and the corners were
rounded by wear.
"Will you oblige me," ho said, "by
looking at this, alone, in your tent?"
Agitated almost beyond control, the
young officer took tbe case and hurried
away. He had seen the picture before 1
It represented a man and a woman, sitting
side by side, with a boy at the knee of each.
The romantic story moved the command
er of the division to grant the young man a
furlough, and both father and son reached
home last week. Worcester Spy.
" You flatter me." said a thin ex-
qjuVite, the other day, to a young lady who
was praising the beauties of his mustache.
"For heaven's sake, ma'am," intepoeed as
old skipper, "don't make that monkev any
Jhtfer than he Is now."'
AMERICAN NATIONAL REVENUE.
The Secretary of the Revenue has com
municated to Congress the report of the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, respect
ing tho operations of the Excise Law passed
by Congress at its last session. Tho States
not in rebellion have been divided into
collection district, of which there are one
hundred and eighty-three, inclmliug two
in Virginia corresponding in number to
the Representatives to which they will be
entitled in the Thirty-eighth Congress.
An Assessor and Collcetor have been ap
pointed in each District with the exception
of tho two Districts in Virginia. The en
tire number of Deputy Collectors is eight
hundred and ninety-eight, and the whole
number of Assistant Assessors, is twenty
five hundred and fifty-eight, making an
aggregate of Collectors and Deputies, As
sessors and Assistants, of thirty-eight hun
dred and fourteen besides sixty males and
eight female clerks, which have been ap
pointed in the Treasury Department, and
assigned for duty in the office of Internal
Revenue. As the result of a careful inves
tigation recently instituted into the several
source of revenue, Mr. Boutwell is enabled
to make an approximate estimate as to the
probable amouut that will be raised under
tbe Excise Law. According to this esti
mate, there will be received from all sources
except stamp duties, during the current
fiscal year, ending the 30th of June next,
the sum of 61,777,799. He estimates
that the receipts from stamp duties, during
the same period, will amount to the sum of
615,000,000, making an aggregate revenue
of 876,777,799. This result, the Com
missioner states, has been 'reached by the
most careful inquiry that could be institu
ted into the amount of the various kinds of
manufactures, the revenue to be derived
from each, and by a like careful inquiry
into all the other sources of income. It
may be assumed that, without material
changes in the buiness of the country, the
revenue from the same sources, for the
fiscal year 1863-4, will not be less thai
The cost of assessing and collecting is
estimated at $3,616,000, not including
THE TRUE RING;
The Hon. Thomas Whitney concluded a
long address delivered before the Chamber
of Commerce, in tbe city of Milwaukee, a
few days since, with the following eloquent
and patriotic sentiments touching the Re
Let ns not forget that onr country is
beset on every side by traitors and assassins
who are secretly and stealthily, as well as
daringly and openly, stabbing at Its very
existence, with a view to its destruction and
death--tbat it is engaged in the suppression
or a more accursed rebellion than was ever
before concocted, either upon earth or in
the infernal regions a rebellion which ia
not only fast wasting and impairing the
energies of this nation, but which is, with
equal rapidity, sapping its most cherished
principles, and destroying its very founda
tion. Neither let us forget those brave, self
sacrificing men, who, at the nation's call,
have freely given their lives and their for
tunes in the service of their country who
have sacrificed tbe pleasures and comforts
ot home, and have periled tueir all upon
the battle-field, in defense of this govern
ment under whose protection and encour
agement we have grown to be great and
prosperous, and in support of that good
old flag under which we, as a nation, have
become powerful and strong, which has
waved so gracefully and so proudly over
tnis country for the past seventy years, and
which has been tbe pride and glory of every
true American citixen. in every land, since
the day it was fir3t flung to the breeze.
It may be yet, and doubtless will be
months, perhaps years, before wo shall
again find ourselves a united people. It
may require years to teach us that traitors
have no rights save the right of trial for
me tnat no cause can expect to prosper m
the hands of those whose hearts are not in
the work that everv advantage over an
enemy which we fail to take and make use
of, is so much aid extended to that enemy.
It may require years to thus educate us.
But be that as it may, the sun is never
here to shine permanently oyer a divided,
dismembered Union. No Mason nnd Dix
on's line is ever to permanently separate
this Union. There is to be no reconstruc
tion of this Government, at the bidding of
traitors south, or their emissaries north,
with tho New England States left out no
new Union with old Massachusetts, even,
excluded that grand old State, whose his
tory is covered ali over with glorious deeds
of daring and valor, done in behalf of lib
erty, of justico and of truth, which has its
Lexington, its Concord, and its Bunke
Hill, which furnished nearly one-third of
all the troops required in achieving our
independence in 1776. and whose troops
were the first found rushing to tho defense
of the Government in I860, against the
attack of rebels and traitors which has
already sent 100,000 men to the field, and
is ready to send 200,000 more when a ne
cessity shall call for it. Reconstruct the
Union with such a State left out ? Recon
struct the Union with its most vital section
excluded I Wisconsin ready to unite with
traitors, whose hands are dripping with the
blood of her murdered sons, in reconstruct
ing tbe Union, with the hills and homes of
Aew England excluded? Never! No!
Never ! Whatever may be the fortunes of
this war whatever may be our actions in
the present hour, whether wise or unwue,
but one nation, powerful and indissoluble,
is permanently to exist upon the foundation
which our fathers laid.
honors the statesman, disarms the patriot. J ORIGIN OF THE THE TERM "UNCLE SAM."
It brings shame not honor, terror not safetv.
despair not hope, misery not happiness.
And with the malevolence of a fiend, it
calmly surveys its frightful desolations,
and, insatiated with hayoc, it poisons feli
city, kills peace, ruins morals, blights con
fidence, slays reputation, and wipes out
national honor, then curses the world and
laughs at its ruin.
Thero, it does all that nnd more. It
murders the soul. It is the sum of all
villainies ; the curse of curses ; the devil's
The Paper Question. -Ex Senator
Laflin, an extensive and enterprising paper
manufacturer at Herkimer, paid us a visit,
a day or two since, and gave ns the agree
able information that the present cxborbi
unt prices for paper were not destined to
continue long. Mr. L. has a controlling
interest in a recent patent for producing
paper from almost every description of
vegetable fibre, including straw, broom corn
and sorghum stalks, aqnatio grasses and
wood. He can put a load of straw into his
mill at one side, and pass it out at the
other in the fcrm of a quality of paper,
duly packed, in a couple of hoars. He
assures us that tie whole business of the
manufacture is to be revolutionised, and, at
no distant period, the price of every 'de
scription of paper will be reduced to a lower
rate than was ever before known. Syra
A TEMPERANCE LECTURE.
"He that bath eyes to read, let him
read; he that hath ears to hear, let him
Intemperance cuts down youth in its
vigor, manhood in its strength, and age in
weakness. It breaks the father's heart,
bereaves the doting mother, extinguishes
natural affection, erases conjugal love, blots
ont filial attachment, blights parental hope,
and brings down mourning age in sorrow
to the grave. It produces weakness not
strength, sickness not health, death not
life. It makes wives widows, children or
phans, fathers fiends, and all of them pau
pers and beggars. It feeds rheumatism,
nurses gout, welcomes epidemics, invites
cholera, imports pestilence, and embraces
consumption. It covers the land with
idleness, poverty, disease, and crime. It
fills your jails, supplies your alms-houses,
and demands your asylums. It engenders
controversies, fosters quarrels, and cherishes
riots. It crowds your penitentiaries, and
furnishes the victims for your scaffolds.
It is the life-blood of the gambler, tbe ail
ment of the counterfeiter, tbe prop of the
highwayman, and tbe support of the mid
night incendiary. It countenances the liar,
respects the thief, and esteems the blas
phemer. It violates obligations, reverences
fraud, and honors infamy. It defajjes be
nevolence, hates love, scorns virtue, and
slanders innocence. It incites the father
to butcher his helpless offspring, helps the
husband to massacre his wife, and aids the
children to grind the parricidal axe. It
burns up man and consumes woman, detests
life, curses God, and despises heaven. It
suborns witnesses, nurses perjury, defiles
the jury-box, and stains the judicial ermine.
It bribes votes, disqualii es voters, corrupts
elections, pollutes our institutions, and
endangers our Governnfent. It degrades
the citizens, debases the . legislature, dis-
WONDERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE.
Tho atmosphere rises above us with its
oathedral domo arching towards heaven, of
which it is the most perfect synonym and
symbol. It floats around us like that grand
object which the apostle John saw in his
vision, " a sea of glass like unto a crystal."
So massive is it that when it begins to stir
it tosses about great ships like playthings,
and sweeps city and forest like snowflakes
to destruction before it.
And yet it is so mobile that we have
lived for years in it before we can be per
suaded that it exists at all, and the great
bulk of mankind never realize the truth
that tbey are bathed in an ocean of air.
Its weight is so enormous that iron shivers
before it like glass, yet a soap ball sails
thiougb it with impunity, and the tiniest
insect waves it aside with his wing. It
ministers lavishly to all our senses. We
touch it not, but it touches us. Its warm
south wind brings back color to the pale
face of the invalid; its cool west wind
refresh tbe fevered brow and make the
blood mantle to our cheeks ; even its north
blasts brace into new vigor the hardened
children of our rugged climate.
The eyo is indebted to it for nil the
magnificence of sunrise, the brightness of
midday, tbe chastened radiance of the
morning, and the clouds that cradle near
the sun. But for it, the rainbow would
want its " triumphant arch," nnd the winds
would not send the fleecy messengers on
errands around the heavens; tbe cold ether
would not shed snow feathers on the earth,
nor would drops of dfw gather on the
flowers. Tho kindly rain would never fall,
nor hail storm nor fog diversify the face of
the sky; our naked globe would turn its
tanned and unshadowed forehead to the
sun, and one dreary, monotonous bhzc of
light and bent dazsle aud burn up all
Were there no ntmosphcre, the evening
sun would in a moment set, and, without
warning, plunge the earth into darkness.
But the air keeps in her hand n shield of
her rays, and let them slip but slowly
through her fingers, so that the shadows of
evening are gathered by degrees, and the
flowers have litre to bow their head?, and
each creature space to find a place of rest,
and to' nestle to repose. In the morning,
tbe garish sun would at one bound burst
from tbe bosom of the night, and blaze
above the horizon ; but tho air watches for
his coming, aud sends first but one little
ray to announce his approach, and then
another, and then a handful ; and so gently
draws aside the curtain of night, and slowly
lets the light fill on the face of the sleeping
earth, till her eyelids open, and like man
she goes forth again until evening. Quar
I I h-ivo nftan mit9vlnrl mtrenlf nm in tlio
origin of the term " Uucle Sam,5' now in
common use, in designating the Govern
ment of the United States ; but the follow
ing account of the matter, which has re
cently come under my notice, secss quite
Immediately after tho declaration of the
last war with England, Elbert Anderson, a
contractor of provisions o supply the army
oi tue Uuited fatates, visited Troy, on the
Hudson, where he purchased a large quan
tity of beef, pork, &c. The inspectors of
these articles at that place, were Messrs.
Ebenezer and Samuel Wilson. The latlcr
gentleman, known as "Uncle Sam," gen
erally superintended in person a large num
ber of workmen, who, on this occasion,
wore employed in overhauling the provis
ions purchased by the contractor for the
The Casks were marked " E. A. U. S."
This work of marking fell to the lot of a
facetious fellow in the employ of the Messrs.
Wilson, who, on being asked by some of
his folIow-workmen,v.tIie meaning of the
mark ( for the letters U. S; for the United
States were then entirely new to them),
"aid, " ho did not know, unless it meant
Elbert Anderson and Uncle Sam "alluding
exclusively to the said " Uucle Sam " Wil
son, she joke took among tho workmen,
and passed currently: and "Uncle Sam"
himself being present, was occasionally
rallied by them on the increasing exteut of
Many of these workmen wore found
shortly after following the recruiting drum,
and pushing towards the frontier lines, for
the double purpose of meeting the enemy,
and of eating the provisions they had labor
ed to put in good order. Their old jokes
accompanied them, and before the first
campaign ended, this identical one appeared
in print, It gained favor very rapidly, till
it penetrated and was recognized in every
part of our country, and will, no doubt,
continue so long as the United States re
main a nation.
A NEW ASPECT OF THE WARv
" Ringbolt," the New York correspond
ent of the Boston Courier, writes to that
A wealthy ship broker, who but a year
ago was not worth a dollar, went into
Stewart's store lately and a.ked to look at
some shawls. Two kinds Were shown him.
The price of one was seven hundred, and
the other was five hundred dollars. ""Well.
I'll take a five hundred dollar one,' said
he. " Vos sir," said the clerk, " that's a
very pretty shawl ; Mr. ," mentioning
ARREST OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
Passing up Orange street, the other day,
our attention was attracted to a boy who
was climbing up a lamp-post, which was
attached to the neck of a terrier dog, over
tbe horns on which the lamp-lighter rests
his ladder, when lighting the lamp. There
were some half dozen ragged urchins around
cheering him. An old gentleman present,
supposing foul play, asked the little fellow
what he was going to do with the dog.
" Hang the sucker, he's bin a mur-
derin'," said the excited boy.
" Murdering what ?'' asked the old man.
" Vy, Jakey Babcock's pet rat, what he
cotched ven they tore down tbe old build-in."
" Ob, don't hang him for that," pleaded
the old man ; " it is his nature to kill rats;
besides he looks like a good dog; if you
wish to get rid of him I'll take him along
" O ! it can't be, daddy ; he's a infernal
scoundril, and the jury brought him in
guilty, and he's got his sentence, and you
can bet your life I'll hang him."
" Jury ! what jury ?"
"Why, our jury; them fellers there
sitting on that cellar-door. They tried him
this morning, and Bob Linket sentenced
him to be hung. That's right, ain't it
daddy ? It was all on the square. I was
tbe lawyer agin the dog, and Joe Beecher
was fur him, but his arguments were all
knocked to thunder when I brought the
murdered body inter court. It took 'em
all down. They all guv in that I was right.
He ain't worth a rusty nail now, but 'as
soon as he's dead he's worth fifty cents,
'cordin to law, at the city hall, and wc want
the money for 4th of July."
The old gent seemed surprised at the
logic of tbe boyj but was' about entering
another plea for the condemned, when the
scene was interrupted by tbe arrival of the
owner of the dog, a stout Irishman who
sooa dispersed judge, jury and executioner, ;
ana resouea cne iremouwg cuipru. -- v
another dup-broker, " bought one of them
for his wife tho other day." "The devil
ho did," replied ihe purchaser; "then
I'll take a seven hundred dnll.tr nnn !'
And so the world rolls over, and people
have their turns of going under nd of
Crossing tho Fulton ferry one day, a
splendid cquippage came on board tbo boat
prancing steeds, liveried coachmen and
footmen, and an elegant coupe. Within
was a lady dressed with uncomfortable
richness. She was fat, not very fair,
and something more than forty. With
her Wos an unlicked cub of eight or ten
years old, whose fine clothes seemed to be
s uncomfortable to him ns were the gloves
tight to bursting upon his mother's hands.
Through the open window ol tbe carriage
he espied an apple woman with her basket
full of fruit. " Mom," cried the youthful
aristocrat, " I want n'arple !" " Hush up !
you ain't goin' to havo none," replied tbe
tender mamma. "But won't I though, by
gorry !" said the boy, at the same time
throwing himself half way out tho window
and seizing tho apple, which he forthwith
commenced upon. The gentle lady fell
back with an air of resignation exclaiming,
" Well, you darned critter, now youve yot
it, mind you only chaw it, and pit out the
The coachman nnd the footman looked
mortified, and winked slyly at the bystand
ers. That's high life in New York.
IlEAvr Dats in the New Yobk Post
Office. Some idea will be given of the
immense labor in the New York post-office,
when the fact is mentioned that, on one day
lately, in addition to the usual work, there
were received by steamer from Newborn,
North Carolina, 66,000 letters ; Port Royal
16,000; and three mails from. New Orleans
by different steamers, bringing about 15,000
making, in all, nearly 100,000 extra
letters in one day. On tbe following
morning, by the arrival of the Saxonia with
the European mails, over 80,000 letters
A Total Abstinence General. At a
public meeting in Washington, General
Prentiss presented himself to the audience
as the greatest curiositr in tbe army a
General who never drank a glass of liquor
in his life. He stated "that rum and
drunken officers bad done more to defeat
and demoralize our armies than all rebel
dom could ever do "that if the appointing
power had made temperance in an officer
an lnuispensaoie quauncation. the war
would have been closed before this time."
Several large cases filled with lint,
bandages, linen and socks, for our sick sol
diers, have been 'forwarded to this country
WAR AND ROMANCE.
During the late movement against Vicks
burg, the National transports were fired
upon by a rebel battery at Skipwith Land
ing, not many miles from the month of thu
Yazoo. No sooner was the outrage report
ed at head-quarters than tbo Admiral sent
an expedition to remove the battery and
destroy tho place. The work of destruction
was effectually done; not n structure which
could shelter n rebel head was left standing
in the region for several miles around.
Among other habitations destroyed was
that of a Mrs. Harris, a widow lady, young)
coineiy ana possesseu oi external attractions
in the shape of a hundred and fifty negroes,
which she had contrived to savo from the
present operations of " tho decree " by
sending tip the Yaioo river. But Mrs.
Harris was a rebel intense, red-hot in tho
advocacy of Southern rights and her de
nunciation of Northern wrongs. Although
she had not taken up arms against the Gov
ernment, she was none the less subject to
the indiscriminate swoop of " tbo procla
mation;" her niggers, according to that
document, were free, and if " the Confed
eracy " failed, she could only get pay for
them by establishing her loyalty in a court
of justice. Her loyalty to the Yankco
nation ? not she ! She was spunky, as a
widow of thirty can be. She would sco
Old Abe and every other Yankee in tho
happy land of Canaan before she would
acknowledge allegiance to the Washington
Government. Nevertheless, being all she
possessed of this world's valuables, she was
very anxious to save these niggers.
" Nothing easier," suggested Captain
Edward W. Sullivan, of the United States
steam ram Queen of the West, who, at
tracted by her snapping black eye, engaged
in a friendly conversation with the lady,
after burning her house down. " Nothing
easier in the world, madam."
" How so, Captain ? You don't iraagino
I will take tbat odious oath, do you? I
assure I would not do it for every nigger in
" But you need not take the oath at
least not that oath."
" I do not understand you, Captain,"
said the widow.
" I said you need not take the oath of
allegiance ; you can establish your loyalty
without it ; at least," with a respectful
bow, " I can establish it for you."
" Indeed ! how would you do it Captain?"
" Simply enough. I am in the Govern
ment" service. I command one of the boats
of the Western navy-technically called a
ram, madam down here in the river. Of
course my loyalty is unimpcached, and,
madam, I assure you it is unimpeachable.
Now, if we could only say to the Govern
ment those niggers are mine '
The Captain waited a moment to sec
what effect his Bpccch was producing.
" Well," said tho widow, impatiently tap
ping with her well-shaped foot ono of tho
smoking timbers of bur late domicil.
"In short, my dear madam, you can
save tho niggers, save your conscientious
scruples, and save me from a future life of
misery by becoming niy wife."
The Captain looked about wildly, as if
he expected a sudden attack of guerrillas.
Tho widow tapped the smouldering timber
more violently for a few minutes, and
then, turning her bright eyes full upon tho
Captain, said : " I'll do it."
The last arrival from Vicksburg at Cairo
brings the intelligence that Captain Sulli
van, of the ram Queen of the West, was
married a few days since, on board tbe
gunboat Tyler, to Mrs. Harris, of Skip
with Landing. Several officers of the army
and navy Were present to witness the cere
mony, which was performed by a Methodist
clergyman, nnd Admiral Porter gave away
the blushing bride-. She is represented to
be a woman of indomitable pluck, and for
the present shares the wild life of her hus
band on the ram Queen of the West.
In relation to niggers, Old Abe, or Capt.
Stanton, or somebody, may possibly raise a
technical objection that in order to save
them the marriage certificate ought to be
dated back to the 1st of January ; but our
opinion u it wou't make much difference in
Strange Somnambulism. A matter-of-fact,
unconscious Scotchman opens his
autobiography in an English periodical in
the following words :
" I am not in the slightest degree of an
imaginative mind; I farm my own land; I
am church-warden of our parish ; fifty-six
years of age, and weigh one hundred and
eighty-five pounds. My memory is fat
from good. There has been no instance of
somnambulism in our family, exeept dvring
the last Oxford vacation, whea my eldast
toy was observed by his mother walking
sound asleep, but with his. eye opea, to
wards tbe maid-servants room. He had
apparently not goae to bed, but must have
fallen to sleep with his clothes on. On my
wife's getting a new maid, there was no
recurrence of Frederick's complaint; so it
would not be fair to consider that solitary
instance a proof that such tendency is in
j, Tho cotton in the cushions of the
new church at Naugatuek, Coai.ris to be
sold and replaced by hair. The society will
make $600 by the operation, which will be
used to pay a portion of their, debt.
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