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"TELL TK EM TO OBEY THE LAWS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED S TAT ES. "-Last Words op Stephen a, Dowlas.
-imBAJSTA, Ohio, Wednesd ay, apeil 2, 1862. TJrbana Poiblic Library NO. 1
The Song of The Union.
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.
Csl ay, an yon fee by the dawn's early Ik lit,
What o proudly we tailed at the twilifhf
, last learning,
TVhoee broad Etr;.?s and bright stars tiro' the
- r-e.-iJ-ti Ccht,
O'erit.e nut parts we watched, were o (raliant-
ly t;: mining,
' And the rockets' rid glare, the bomb bursting
Gave proof thrown the night that our flag was
Oh! say, doe the etar fpaDgled banner (till
. O'er the land or the Trtc, u4 the heme of the
On the shore dimly seen, through the nst of tk
TCu-e the foe'e haughty host in dread silence
r .H.ses, 1
TThtX is that, which the breeze o'er the toweric
' M it fitfully blows, half toneea's, h.Jf disc-lose ?
Kow it catches the gleam of the nioru'nig'a first
In full glory reflected now shines on tbe atreara.
'Tie the star spangled banner, O, long may it
O'er the land of the free and the home of tLe
. And where is that band that so vuntir.cly swora
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no mort?
Their blood has washed out their foul foulstei-
Vo refuse could save tee hirriitts v lve.
From the terror of flight or the gloom of tb
Aud the star spng,.d. banner in triireij-k
O'er the lo J of the free, 4 tie bmie oT
- Oh! thus be it ever, Ue Oreecn ft-Hs'.ad
Between their loved home rad jt s tf-o!-tion;
Blessed with victory and pesce nisy the h? a
Fraise the wiwertlmt ttfc B.-H-ud prevervei
us a nation :
Then conquer we aiuft, when our cause it jt.
And this be our oiotio "ru i iiir Kvt!"
And the stari-xogied b-auuer in trmtiijh
O'er the laud of the free end tLe hvfce of th
Oliver Wendell Holmes has ai '.el another
reree to our national ode, the "Sutr Si angled
Banner." It is worthy of that fine produc
tion of Mr. Key, and will, we triat, be per-
roauent'y incorporated in it :
When oar laud is illumined by liberty's saiile,
If Jt f "e from within strike ajilow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that ife to ivUt
The Cag-of-fapr ftara4w4 tfe1 l'S-re of her !
By the million unchained when our birthright
We will keep Ler bright Muea fiwever w-taUxd:
And the Star 6jngled Katmcr iu tiiuuii h
While the land of the free is Ike hotue of ti
brave ! -
GENERAL M'CLELLAN'S DREAM.
BY WESLEY BRADSHAW.
Two o'clock of tie Ihird night after Gvn.
McClel'an'a arrival in ohirrton to tke
command of trie TJaited States Army, found
that justly eminent soldier pflitrfng over
several maps, and reports of sesuts.
As the "hour came toiling through the
ht, together with the dull rumbl'ng of
army wagons and artillery wheels, the weari
ed hero, pushing from him Lis maps and re
ports, leaned his forehead on his folded arms
upon the table before him and fell asleep so
deep that ereji to occasional booming of the
heavy guns, being placed in position on the
entrenchments, was insufficient to disturb it.
" I could not have been slumbering thus
more than ten minutes." said that Gen. to
an intimate friend, to whom he related the
narrative, "when I thought the door of my
room, which I had varefully locked, was
thrown suddenly open, and some one strode
up to me, and, laying a hand upon my shoul
der, said, in a slow, solemn voice:
u Geueral McChTtan, do you slfep at your
jiost? Rouse yon, ere it can e prevented, ilte
foe triU be on Wushin$1on ''
"Never before in my life have I heard a
voice possessing the commanding and even
terrible tone of the one that addressed me
thes fearful words. And the sensation that
passed through me, as it fell upon my esrs,
and I cowardly shruifk into myseli at the
thought of my netrhgence. lean oulr cotn-
;r v -n-l,;.!);,, clirwA-inrr ,.n
. .,r.m f m!.tllt rlU,-),ur..J,t I
through my brain. I could not move, how-
ever, although I tried hard to raise my hea i
from the table. As a sense of my willing
ness and yet helplessness to make answer to
the uhknown intruder oppressed me, I once
Minre heard that same tlow, solemn voice
" General SIcClJlan, do you sle'p at your
"There was a poculieri'y about it this
time; it seemed as though I a mere atom
of matter was suspended in the centre of
an infinite space, and that the voice came
from a hollow dis'ance all around me. As
the laH word was uttered I regained, by
some fit and yet vnlcnown power, my voli
tion, with the change, the grape-suot-dis-charge
sensation in my brain ces.-ed, and a
(trange tuit tiew one seized my heart; one
as of a huge rough icicle being sawed baeir
and forth through aud through me.
' "I started up, or rather I should say I
thought I started up, for whether I wa
nwake or asleep I am ' utterly unable to de-J-toa
i:ide. My first thought was about my maps,
and, belore xny eyelids had half opened my
hand was grasping them. But this was all.
The table was still before me, aud the maps,
11 crumbled in my lightening clutch, were
still before me; but everything else bad dis
appeared. The furniture was gone, the walls
of the apartment were gone, the ceiling was
sot to be seen. All I saw was the tableau I
am ibont to describe to you.
"My gaze was turned Southward, and
there spread out before me, was a living map,
yes a living map, that Is the ouly expression
I can think of as befitting the scene. In on
grand, covp Tril my eye took in the whole
expanse of country, as far south as the Culf
of Ifexico and from :he Atlantic ocean on
the eia lo tie Xfii-;isinpi river wftwartily.
"But before fully fixing my attention up
on the immense scene, however, I thoujlit
of the mysterious visitant, whose voice I had
kt?ared but a moment previous aud, I looked
toward him. An apparition stood on my
lelt, somewhat in front, at a distance ol about
six feet for me. I (ought for his features,
hoping to recognize him. But I was disap
pointed, for the statute-like figure was nought
but a vapor, a cloud, havinp only the general
outlines of a man.
" Thia troubled me, and I wa turning the
matti-r over io my mind, whwi thxt shadowy
viK-r, ia the tame glow solemn tone as be-
ti-e .-id :
' Gitral -JrCy.l'm yonr fr'.v. is skori!
LhhJ: l in Soni-iifarJ ?''
" I (V It ii!!Me to resist his command, even
hi I wih-4 to do so, ar.d .ipain, therefore,
tr.y w esr cirt ovrr the A'lf'cj map.
"Oiton tli Atlf.ittic Isw the various
Te.?!s -f tie li!Hr.i:d;?ii' fqiradnm looming up
w-.H tbe m"-t jv.Tfeet di-tinc'm-?? in the
bright tuif .rl.ri.e, thst ilittn.itistd tv.ory ibii,;
viv.h x Ptrntr, but m-How lvht. I saw
C:i ;"-t!-ti!i BtIht and its lor?, with their
p.i'ir. oii!j':i1, am', thi-ir snlVu hokir.g g ins.
M y-s 'tilNiwed the Occatlitie all the way
5.!tJ cmK, to New Orlrins. and tl.c.ce
'..- ?? Jtiiini. Ft. ricketis, ar.d, in fact,
v fonitk'j-tion a.r:g thi wat.-r lotmdry,
I t.:cld with milch distinctness as yon.
sir, s-e that Corporal' guard passh.g there.
" Thr sight ti'led me w i'h a d'-liht.'ul stir-
prive; but it would be utterly impo.-aibk' for
m to decrilve the ecstatic annzerocnt that
followed, as within the limits I mention, my
eyes took in, in minute, but lightning-like de
tail, every forest, every meadow, every river,
evrry CJ.iop. evry tent, every aentitiel, every
rar'.kwork, every car.non, ao J, I- may say,
a: f,....! - j..:t
' , .
aid dead thing, no iciTtTT-wt.at-t4 lnuht ei-
" My blood sonwd (o stop in i' e: .nncls
with joy, .-is I tho':;-!it, (!:: lire kao. .-?.
.; tht't.-hy Viut.ge, thus giv.-u to Bi--wouhi
iu-u:v ;--dy nd!.;.py W-mina-t:o;t
of the w.r. And ih-.s oi r iia rs
irv-r,j my mi I, hu, oi.oe ui-re, that
.v, but tw: r.ii al :
"Gs! X:jCW1, UH- ytsar nvin, ti
not what you behold. l,try i.t; your
time is thort."
"Istrtr-d, asd, glstwing t the unearthly
ureaier, saf hrm eitend his anns asii point
" Still I taw na features.
" Smoothin,; out the kr.est and most ac
Gtirate one, of my niajis, I sciwd a pemi!,
nd once more bent my gaze nit over the
"As 1 looked this time, a cold, thrilling
chill ran over inc, and the huge rough icicle
a'a b'Sn J w'S moaon u.rougn my
Heart. J-or, as pencil in hand, i compared
the map before me with the living imp, I
saw messes of the enemy's forces being hur
ried to certain points so as to thwart move
ments that, within a day or two, I intended
to make at those identical point ; while on
two particular approaches to Washington I
beheld heavy colu.nns of the foe pos'ed for a
concentrated att.-ck, that I instantly saw
must Bucceed in its object, unless speedily
Treachery I treachery 1 cried I, in despair.
And, as before my blood seemed to stop in
itj channels for joy, it now did so for fear.
Ruin and defeat seemed to stare me in the
faoe. At this dreadful moment that sf.me
slow, solemn voice struck once'more upon
my ears, saying :
" Gen. IfcClellan, you have been betrayed !
and, had not God willed otherwise, ere the
sun of to-morrow had set, the Confederate
flag would have floated above the Capital and
yot.r grave. But note what you see. Tour
t:ire if short! Tarry not!"
" Ere the words had left the lips of my va-
doit ijentor. mv doiiciI wits liviiiir wall the
snee-i of thoti-'ht. trat:sfcrrinn to the mun be-!
fore me all that I saw upon the living mt:p.
Suice mysterijns and unearthly nilhienc;'
whs uoon me, ana i notea ana recorded ll.e
roitiUtetit point I beheld without the slightest
eff-irt, delav or mistake.
"At la the task was done, and my pencil I
dropped front my fingers.
"lor a Thi'.e previous to this however, I
had become conscious that there was a shin
ing of light on my left, that steadily increas
ed until the moment I ceased, my ta.-.k, when
it became iu an iusUut more intense than
the noonday sun.
"Quickly I raised my eyes, and never,
were I to live forever, should I forget what I
saw. Tho dim, shadowy ft gure was no long
er a dim shadowy figure, but the glorified
ar.d refulgent Spirit of Washington, the Fath
er of his Couidry, and now a second lime a
" Like a weak, dazzled bird, I sat gazing
at the heavenly vision. From the sweet aud
si'.rnt repose of Mount Vernon our Washing-
Lad riett, to once more encircle and raise
up, with his saving arm, our fallal), bleeding
' " Ai I continued looking, an expression of
sublime benignity came gently upon the vis
age, and, for the last time, I heard this slow,
solemn voice, saying- to me gomething like
"General JlcClellan, while yet in the fiesh,
I beheld the birth of the American Republic.
It whs, indeed, a hard and bloody one, but
God's blessing was upon the notion, and
therefore, through this, her fi at great strug
gle for existence, he sustained her, and with
His mighty hand brought her out trium
phantly. " A century has not passed since then, and
yet the Child Republic has taken her position,
a peer with nations whose pages, of history
extends for ages into the past. She has,
since those dark days, by the favor or God.
greatly prospered. And now, by every rea
son of this prosperity, has she beet brought
to her second great struggle. '"I'h; is by far.
the most perilous ordeal she has to endure.
Fassing, as she is, from childhood to opening
maturity, she is called on to accomplish that
vast result, Pe'l'-conquest, to learn that im
the future, will place her in the van of pow
er and civilization. It is portant lesion, Self
control, Self-rule, that inhere that ali nations
have hitherto failed, and she too, the Republic
of the earth, had not God willed otherwise,
would, by to-morrow's sun-set, have been a
broken heap of stonea cast up over the final
grave of human liberty.
''But her cries have come up out of her
borders like sweet incense unto Heaven and
she will be saved. Thus shall peace once
more come upon her, and prosperity fill her
with joy. But her mission will not then be
;et f.nihed, for ere another ccnlury shall
have gone by, the oppressors of whole earth,
ha'itig and envying her exaltation, shall join
themselves together and raise up their hands
" Bt;t if cho still be lound worthy of her
high calling, they shall surely be d'.wo'.nStted,
and then will be ended her third and last
Great Struggle for existvnee!
" Thenc eforth shall the Republic go on,
increi ;ng in goodness and power, nntil her
borders hall end only in the remotest corn
et of the earth, and the whole earth shall,
beneath her shadowing wings, become a
L niversal Republic. Let her in her prosperi
ty, however, remember the Lord, her God: J
let her trust be always in Him, and she shall
never bo confounded.
,: The heavenly visitant ceased speaking,
andi 6a 1 stuI continued gazing upon him
f , , . ,
i.aei to i.i". aiM ra; ;eJ autt efjiei'J out
hi hii.dri above me. No sound now passed
hw !i;.. but I felt a strange iniluance coming
ovr ci. I inclined my head forward to re
coive the blessing, the baptism of the spirit
"The following instant a peal of thunder
rolld in upon my ears, and I awoke. The
Vii-ioji hfi-i departed, and I was again sitting
in ray derartuieut, with every thing exactly
s it was before I fell asleep with one ex
emption. " The map on which I had dreamed I had
been n.f.rking. was literally covered tvith a
a K'tf-yrk of pencil marks, signs and figures.
" I rose to my feet, and rubbed my eves,
and look a turn or two about the room, to
convince myself that I was really awake. I
JCain seated myself, but the pencilinga were
as plain as ever, and I had before me as com
plete a map and repository of information
as though I had spent year in gathering and
recording its details.
"ily mind now become confused with the
strange and numberless ideas and thoughts
that crowded themselves into it, and I invol
untarily sank down upon my knees to seek
wisdom and guidance from on high. As I
arose refreshed in spirit, that same solemn
voice seemed to say to me, from an infinite
" Tour ii, ne is short! Tarry r.otP'
"In an instant thought became clear and
active. Hastening out couriors.wilh orders
to have executed certain maneouvcrs at certain
points, (guiding myseli by that now, in mv
eyes, unearthly map,) I threw myself into
the saddle; and long ere daylight, galloping
like the tempest, from post to post and camp
to camp, had the happiness to divert the
enemy from his object, which, my friend, I
assure you, would have proved entirely suc
cessful by reasons of the last piece of
treachery, had not Heaven interposed.
" That map i looked upon by no human
eye, stve my own, and, therefore, treachery
can uo us no naim. i nave on it every w:ut
of information that I ne-.'d, information that
the enemy would give millions to keep from
us. The fate of the war is settled.
' The rebellion truly seems Very form'dable,
but it is only struggling .in the path ot an
avalanche, The mighty, toppling mass of
National power and retribution will, until
the proper moment comes, now and then
let, slip down upon its victim forerunners
of its approach. And when the proper
moment dees come it will sweep down. upon,
ami forever annihilate disunion with a
th uider that shall reverberate ' throughout
the world for ages upon agea to come.
" Sir, there (hall be no more Bull Run
"God has stretched forth his arm, and
the American Union is saved ! And our be
loved, glorious Washington shall again rest
o'lietlv, sweetly in his tomb until perhaps.
the end of the prophetic century approaches i
that is to bring tho Republic to her third j
and Enal striK'Ho. when he may. once more '
laying aside the cerements of Mount Vernon,
come a messenger of succor and peace, from
the Oreat Ruler, who has all the nations of
the Earth in His keeninsr.
"But that future ia too vast for our com
prehension: we are the children of the present.
" When peace shall again have folded her
bright wings, and settled upon our land, that
strange, unearthly, wonderful map, niatked.
while the spirit eyes of Washington looked
on, shall be preserved among American
archives, as a precious reminder to the Ameri
can Nation, of what, in their Second Great
Struggle for existence, they owed to God
and the Glorified Spirit of Washington.
" Terily the ways of God axe above the
understanding of man."
Good Political Reading.
A POINTED AND PITHY LETTER.
A POINTED AND PITHY LETTER. A Tennesseean on the State of Affairs.---"[...]"
Don't Like —He Grumbleth In a "Foot-Note."
To de Editor of the Xew Yorli Tribune:
Sir : Allow me space in your columns to
I. It is with much regret that I mark the
surprise of Northerners and Northern presses
at the "discovery of a s'rong L'nion senti
ment in Teunesiea" and elsewhere in the
Three months ago, I took occasion T: along
letter, published in the Tiioune and copied
into many other journals, to give to the pub
lic a detailed expose of the state of affairs
South. In that letter I claimed, and I nor,
repeat, that the Unionists are. as to numbers,
in the majority in Tennessee. Senator John
son concurs with me in this opinion. So does
Mr. Haynard. So does Ifr. Lithe-ridge, Colo
nel Trigg, R. J. Meigs. Esq., now of your
city, and every other Tennessee e-iiln with
whom I have conversed. Are we all mista
ken ? or" what sinister purpose have we to
subserve in making an unfounded statement
of so gravo a nature ?
II. You chronicle wtlh delight that old
men shed tears of joy upon the ascent of the
old flag up the Teuue3c-e. I venture to as
sert there are this day in Middle Tennosspe
twenty thousand men anxious to imperil their
blood upon the battle-field to share in the im
mortal honor of crushing out the most un
gracious rebellion known since the secession
ot tiie devil and Ins angeis irum heaven to
hell's abyss. Twenty thousand ! I hope the
Government will trive them arms and. a
III. The Union party of the South is com
posed of one-half the regular Democrats, four
iifths of the Douglas voters, and three fifths
of the Bell and Everett men.
-IV. "Now I e ,:
ting question Why are not Southern L'nion
men in the L'nion armies?
Lor the same reason, Sir, that Northern
Secessionists are not in the Secession armies.
The other side in Tennessee armed first arm
ed under the Gnvernoi-'sprochuuationand the
authority of the Legislature. There were no
arms left among us. We could get none from
Washington. We Were subjugated prison
ers of War.
. My voice was for war from the beginning
war for preventing enlistments in our neigh
borhoods for the Southern Confederacy. But
my party overruled me, on the ground that a
display of bravery under the circumstances
would be mere foolhardiness. I left the State. I
V. And now some unpalatable facts. The
Democratic party had so long talked of se
ceding, that the mass of their own voters and
of Ihe Whigs never would believe they would
attempt secession in fact. The mass of Ten
ncssceans were so amazed that a rebellion
should break out without a decent bill of
grievances, that they still regard it as a mere
party trick to make the Administration back
down from the Chicago riatform ; and hence
the' took no active part against them in time
to be effective.
In Tennessee, we were Whigs and Demo
crats, between whom, as parlies, there al
ways has been a bitterness, political and so
cial, which for years I expected to result in
appeals to arms, in addition to the duels and
fisticuffs frequently growing out of it. Mr.
Lincoln's proclamation caino out aud the
question was: Who are you for. Lincoln or
Davis? We old Whigs Union men repli
ed: " C e!it!or,-.n Democrats, you have arms, we
have none. You sec we can't light you. We
think it very ungracious of you to ask us to
fight for you. This is a democratic rebellion.
You got it up you must fight it out. We
wash our hands of this great treason. We
cannot help yon ; we wiil throw tin obstacles
in your way. If you whip Lincoln ws will
yield you the undivided glory of that achieve
ment. If Lincoln whips yo t, your be the
undivided shame !"'
" Yes, but,'' replied the Democracy, " ye
are fighting for ihi- rights of the South!"
We ret lied : ' We ih.u't see it. We on!"
sec that you are beaten in an election oust
ed from place aud you now make war for
office. We concur with the Northern people,
that you are unfit to rule this nation. We
cannot fight to reinstate you."
That is what we said.
VI. It so happens, that the leaden; of the
Southern rebellion are personally and politi
cally the most odious men in the South. And
hence, even if wc did not care a straw for the
L'nion, we would rejoice to see them beaten
in the contest. For ten years, Toombs, Da-
vis, Slidell, Mwm, Hunter, Yancey, Rhctt,
Harris it Co.. have been as hateful to South- I
ern L'nion men, as ever were Weed, Giddhtgs, !
Greeley, or Wendell Phillips. And yet you '
are surprised that Tennessteans shed tears of:
iov. as defeat after defeat overtakes these in- !
tenia traitors! Let me asmre you the most j
melancholy news that ever came to Temies- I
see was that of the battle of Manassas.! I
Thank God. we can offset that now I !
VII. Another that kept L'nion men in
the South neutral or quiet, was the convic
tion that a sectional war at some time or oth
er was inevitable. The argument on both
sides seemed exhausted. " Let them fight,
and settle it in that way," was an expression
not uncommon. The Democratic presses and
orators of the South were so given to lying,
that it was given up S3 a hopeless task to at
tempt to vindicate our North n brethren
from their assaults. It was natural we should
be glad to have them vindicate themselves by
arms. Our only regret is that this war in
volves the innocent with the guilty in its ca
lamities. VIII. I do not write often f or the pres',
and while I am at it, I want to whisper a
word in thine ear in thine especially. It is
this: Let Slavery alone till this tear be ovrr.
I detest slavery as cordially as you or Charles
Sumuor perhaps more, for I have passed all
my life in the very midst of it. We Union
men South are willing that Slavery shall lake
the legitimate consequences of the war; thai,
in so far as niggers are in the way nf suppres
sing the rebellion, niggers must be put out of
the way; that slavery shall peiiih, rather
than L'nion Liberty. But
But wo Southern Unionists can never agre?
that Slavery shall be abolished, and yet nig-
eers not be removed from among us. Ton
advocate a free nigger baibarianism for the
South. "No more o' that, Hal, an thou low
IX. Three propositions are clea" to my
mind : First The aboli ion of sb . orv ,n thi.
time by any means is an absolute impossibili
ty. Second The advocacy of an indiscrimi
nate abolition of slavery throughout the South,
by loyal presses and Congressmen tods only
to strengthen the rebellion by infuriating and
enlarging its soldiery, aud driving othvr ns
good Union men from the support of the Ad
ministration. And Ihird An attempt by the
Federal Government to abolish shivery gen
erally will be a virtual proclamation of end
less dissolution, the death-knell of the Repub
lic; for the simple reason that you can never
conquer a consolidated South with a divided
North. With the North a unit and the .South
divided we have her hands full. Reverse the
positions, the case would be hopeless.
. X. I know you think nigger-hoh-ers ne
cessarily disloyal. I deny it. We inherited
the institution, and deplore it as a great social
and political misfortune, of which .at some
period we hope to get rid. But when we
hear such men as Horace Greeley and Dr.
Reecher denounce the .South as "a devil's
drn'Tjiicl uf! men -reared in n slave Slate as
worthless and shiftless." we wonder why you
desire a L'nion with us. No: the b: .sines
now before us is to put down the rebellion ;
punish the rebels by confiscation, b.tnishmcn.
or death., restore the L'nion ; re-establish the
Constitution; enforce the laws; and unfurl
the National banner from id! the rampart of
the Republic, rs in the times gone by. Is it
not our Union, our country, onrCoiv-ti'.u'ion,
and laws, and Hag, as much as yours? Are
you waning on the South, or the rebel that
are in it?
XL I writo to encourage the nations!
patriotism, bv assuring the national heart that
there is a Union element South strong enough
to elect Federal Congressmen and lova! T.c
islaturcs. as soon as the present despoti-rn
there shall be dissolved; and that as 100a as
Union men there can command the mails and
presses for concert of action, and can get arms,
they will help to frea themselves,
I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your very obedient servant,
WM. S. SPEER, of Te:i!tc?s"e.
Jefferson Hotel, N. Y. City, Feb. 13, 1lM2.
No, Sir! You never heard any such
thing ! Thomas Jefferson may have s.iid wlut
amounts to this in his "Notes on Virginia,"
but not Dr. Beecher nor H. G.
Don't Like —He Grumbleth In a "Foot-Note." Reality in Romance.
Love at Sight and Without Fight.
Corporal Merrill, in his letter to the
Rochester Express relates the following
I have before stated that feme of the
private soldiers, from the upper room, wera
employed in the o ueers quarters a service
which they gladly aocepeJ 83 affording su
perior rations. Among these was Corporal
M n, of New York, a young man of
wealthy parentage, of attractive manners,
good intellectual endowments and with:,',
'handsome as Apollo."
At the- requc-t of some of his o.Hcer he
was occasionally remitted to vis-it the Ij-.vci-floor
and on one occ-a.-ion was pcrmiic.l to
leave the prison on parole for the purpose
of purchasing supplies. While thus passing
through one of the mala thoroughfares.
M n was accosted by a Utile girl, who
presented Lira with a boquet at the same
time pointing to a young lady on the opp! to
side of the street as the donor. The Corpora!
acknowledged the gift with a polite bow, and
procoeded upon his mission. Tho lady, ap
paraiitly fascinated, followed him at a distance
to his prison, and as he entered it shs recipro
cated his bow, and leisurely walked away.
For some inexplicable cauae, the corporal
was not again permitted to go out, and a
negro I should have mentioned that quite
a number of servant were in prison was
dispatched in his stead. Tho negro had not
proceeded far when he was met by
young lady referred to, and the seq'ial to the
interview was developed m a paeicage with
which he returned to the olhccr.s quarters
and delivered to Corporal M n- It was
found to contain a new suit of clothes, and i
upon one garment was pinned a small card,
neatly inscribed with the name of his beuefac-
tress - '
Love at Sight and Without Fight. "Only this and nothing more."
Corporal M n instantly addressed Lira-
felfto the task of epistolary composition, in
which he grac-efuly acknowledged hi, receipt
of the gift, and expressed his he.irtfjlt thanks.
This was delivered by the negro on the day
following, and ha returned -with a packa.to
containing a number of pocket handkerchiefs
socks and shirts !
As in the first instance, the on
cation which accompanied tha gift was
Conor s card, tlio co-poiai agr..n acK::o.v4
e lged his obligations hy a polite rtvte, whiith
war. duly delivered through the same mcdi-tm.
Thenceforth, the Corporal was ' in daily
receipt of the chotcf-t U::ties, and a regular
epistolary corrc-pondenco wn-i carried en
until the day of his r&I-aase, whi..h otcttrrcd
on the 3d cf January. .A r.iatriinomV.l en
gagement had boon tn.iJe during tha iu terra!,
with the understanding that the partiu
wottld meet in Baltimore on the 1st of March
I have omitted to stVe that (he Corpon-l
had been sent brck to his rid r virion, !u:
having ascertained that his. fhir inamorata
daily pronir.ninh-1 within x'ew of the oihcei V
quarters, h ob taint-J employment m a c ;ok.
and was thereafter nnhiilir.Lly st hu post to
reciprocate the loving ;mi!es of his b.tro:he.l.
She had se:i. him her d.i;u 'rr.-c.tvpe.
which he freqtic.iilv er.hi: :t-1 to me. It v..s
a lovely ini-ve, and or.e that wot:M have
required no ' collateral" hid-ict -merit to c irrv
captive the mo.it fiigil aud lethargic f.r.oy.
I learned th.it she w.-. of a Wi-:.'-.hy f-.uiiiv,
and of as good blocd aj was to be found
among the .c F. V's: and her letters. I
was r.-ired, evinced that she. was no
iii-elli-'ent and rt fai-d.
When the t'l-id ti;!;is of onr r--h-"0 cm:
-n w;.i !o -.
i;ie ltittiiv.-esice v.-;.-. qu:c ;:y con-
vcved to his veirmnor a-hi.iier. X
nothing of her, nowi-ver as we r.i.vchi'd
through the streets of Richmond, though the
Corporal's longing vision was strained at
every animated ol-ject.
But when a halt was ordered, a fine carriage
driven by a negro, suddenly made its appear
ance, atid halted a short distance from our
ranka. A lady descended there was a
b: ief. but earnest, colloquy among ihe Confed
erate officers of our guard, and the next
moment the enraptured twain (Corpora!
M n and his affianced) were faca to face.
A few words, the first, .they had c-s.r ex
changed in person, were exchanged in sub
duo!, yet melting tones; their faces were for
a moment lighted, as with a flame the en
gagement w.ts s-acre ;!ty renc-c e i mere was
a fervent, thrilling pressure of their Lat.fs,
and they separated.
A circ;n;i.iti:cj- k cor.to--le I with the
'lagucii eolypc a! ove relei rtd to whi--h deserv
es a passing notice. Before It left the prison
the pictuie was- taken from the ca- e and a
small ilip of puper closely wi If en, and ad
dressed to General McCieil.ui, war, dopo.-itci
therein and the daguerreotype then rep-.u.-cd.
It was safely delivered to tTie Conitnan-'er-in
Chief, a meeting of tho Cabinet ws calle I,
atld the day f-;.
stopped a my.-eri
circles, and which !
the rebels lr.r man
wing t;:ere was a
r.sleak from high o:h
a l iae-tiina'.-ly belief!
Love at Sight and Without Fight. "Only this and nothing more." All Sorts of Good Reading.
change ssvys :
Ohio, we are
5CTI OS TiiE
Win. L. I
. A n rx-
; ;cotc tor a ;
port ot Ih-ti ce!e;-!.-.tod speech on the "Cri.
tho text of wLich ii by univor.-u! consent,
'.owed, to be
"OR ANY OTHER MAN."
The speaker sul :
"Ahum-m-m ! I
ens : I
been called upon this cv.:-r.iu to
vo'i for for that is, I hive 1-ec
n tvque -1.0
:c! tu'i .'U to y
in' uul.jee" wh:..'h am
eerUinly I have." (Oliver
but to re' ara to cur r-ri
' . , r
i war, ai.oui
to remark prtviou-.ly. hcf;ieha:
country conihi to? Vhat's v.h:
know myself. I.c -k r.t the f-rc
dn.T.rt:fh-:c of t'.'s tjlouiiogs L'r.
V.r I ;.'s Oil!
I'd like t-
at if? Doesaiivfo.lv;
just what':; the m.-.tier
A I'.um-m-iii :
return to our smcec.
Aiu'-ric.n eagle, the g! .:
li'ierfy jus! look at n.c.
Look at our g:
:.). eiiihk-in cf
'' (Here the. sne
er s voice is urovn
and applause.) "V
I by cor.ti'.'Ued sli-iu;
nt are going to do t
;ht 'ere hi..!'? L-wk at 'cm a 1
the cloiid c;p; ed r.u r.ni'ck of the
niouiitaiu to tho terrific .d.-vs cf the
iiean avenue, air in the svvee
f the Apo-;t!j r.ril, in his cpi-(!o to th.' Egyp
tians, when he Mid, 'root hog or die.' Thal'j
what's the matter." (Enthusiastic cheeiings
Ahum-m-m ! but to return to our s:c-.'-. e' look
our look at our look f.t o::r that's what
I'd like to know. Look at cur Ecwp.ipcrs,
jr.it look at 'om, cvu't pick up ono wi.ho-.tt
readiu' souic-tliiiig in it that' what's the mat
ter. What did I fee there ?" (Witln'j
mail.) "Provisions has rig. What's the con
sequence ? Coree an' molasses had a figh.t.
What's the consequence again? Molasses,
got licked, and colic e had to settle on its own
grounds." (Applause.) "That's just what'
the matter or any other man."- (Cheers.)
"Ahum-m-m! but to return to our sub'ec.'
Loot: at, our soldiers! just look at 'cm ! Docs
anybody see 'em? Do they not march forth
battle iu the time of peace, an' an' au'
get shot in the neck? Certainly they do;
that's what's tho matter." (Cries of "good.")
"Ahum-m-m ! but to return to our subjoe.
Look at our sailors! look at 'em ! Do they
j not do they not? Certainly they do. Do
j ty not sail'ont in the briny ocean, where
j ttie roa,;n billows flumgat," an' where the
.Jevoorln elephants open their jaws from 'era
..Van' lay down in their warm hammocks
, ,ia- el? Certainly they do or any other
I ma.' ( voice, "certainly." "Ahum-m-m,
i Look at o'tr firemen! Ah, those boys, just
! look at 'cm! Do they not at the dead hour of
:ht, whet: the clock proclaims the hour of
I it Inight. an, when the barometer is 47 de
' j grees below Cicero, do they not rtish forth lo
ihe scene ofonfiairratioT, an' an,' get drunk
L'trtaitdy they do, an' that's just what's the
matter witn mo
anv other man. Now"
what docs the great and glorious Constitoo
shun of this L'iikcd Confederation of Pe-nn-y
I tacky fay ? What docs it say? That'
.vht'.t I'd like to know. Does it not saydoes
::ot onr Ccn.vi:u'ion sat does not our Con
stitution say? Certainly it docs; that's Just
what it !:.." (Sensation.) "What did Pat
rick Henry Jackson say ? Did he not say that
er-.ch and every one should stand upon his
own groiind. ami did he not lay his hand up
on his hear1, an' say with a clear conscience,
hat he was a pr.per-doll, with a glass eye?
Ccri.iiiily he did or any other man."
The speaker retired amid thunders of ap-
A l-'e Loudon paper relates the following
instance of fit: e horsemanship displayed., at a
rcvi hcl.l at Yierfrta upon the occasion-of
the fifteenth anniveisary of the establishment
id the military order of the Maria -Theresa,
when soni3 thirty thousand cavalry were ia
"A little chill, i:i the front row of the spec
tators, becoming frightened, rushed forward
u-t as a squadron of hussars were charging at
li.I! tilt sweeping down with maddening ve
h'ci'r, nay, almost on the chi'd. Terror par
alysed a! ike the spectators asd the mother cf
he child, while the lovely and amiable Err;
prorvs almost fah'.led with horror, for the child's
destruction seemed inevitable. The little one
was almost under the horses' feet another
iiis'snt would have sealed its doom when a
hussar, without lessening his sj eed or loosen
ing his hold, throw himself along his horse's
neck, and sektkig the child, placed it in safety
in front of his saddle without so much as
changing the pace or breaking the augment
in the least. A hundred thousand voices
hailed with pride and joy the dyed, while but
two voices could b;:t sob their gratitude the
one a motlur's, the other that of her sympa
thizing and beloved Empress. A proud mo-.ic-gl
tl.i.t ma t have been tor the hussar, when
his Emperor, takittg the enameled cross of
incrh, attache 1 it to his breast a proud mo
ment alike for tho sovereign and the man.
A correspondent ol the Hardin County
Republican gives the following interesting
incident, which eecured during the transit of
the $21 regiment to the "scat of war." -
"At one place along the road where we
stopped to take on coal and water, an inci
dent occurred which impressed mess worthy
ot r.otic". From a desolate looking, howl
stowed away among the rocks a quarter of a
l.ii'o up the hillside came ruutiing down to
he tr-m liho a gazelle, the most perfect
spec'ineti of mountain maiden innocence and
hosuty it hes ever Ihlh-n to the. lot of the
'iiule-.T-iggicd to lock upon. This specimen
wis a y-.'.ing girl of about fifteen unscp
!;; v.'. stcd years, frhe carue dan-ing up to
die train, out cf !: alh. whh hair all adrift,
anJ ecls.lt.-.t'ij;; " hurrr.li for the soldiers,
!r:rr!i Ejr the soldiers'" Our friend, wha
.v.rs sitting ne-r tue h'ininiir.g ' ih.e girl I left
hchl'id -n'e,' observing her animated and
i.f.irlcllc s'yle, protruded his head from the
.-.r window and respotide 1, in his usual
pe::e.-d way, ' br.l'y for j-oti, my gal, you
:;nxl like ihn so! lie:-.-..' 'You nay bet your
lie oi t'.nt,' sv.id -she, ' and,' she continued,
I only i i-li I w a ma: i, or a boy, I'il bet
I'd go to war.' ' We!!,' said Gokbutt-s, ' vrij
don't your daddy and i:r-ither go.' 'Tfcej
:.'-e :!! l-j-.'C,' she replied, 'and I've a notauu
i g. t on the cars
an-i r o a t
cf Ute wy
-i-1 -v.' 'Cci
be.t...y ' sc'.d our friend, I'vo a ph-.co id luj
h. .:-..; :n ieft v.va;:f, and you cm just drop iu,
pes'. .-;.-! -.-n and bejin daruia my s-.jckS.
he started dr Ihe cars, hut just as shegr
over shoe-top in trying' to cross the gutter.
he ! el! rang, away went the train with our
oiscotuoh'.te friend, and the sweet bcndla
ot v. oo ;!;;:; 1 patriotism and purity cimmeT.c
ed. retracing hr steps almg the rocky paih
ti th.o hill.-ido. Our friend, Gohoutes, hil
not been fit for duty since, ar.d keeps his
r.it.-s awake half the night talking m his
deep about the girl he taw at the water-station."
CoNTsrcrM's. A l ook of conundrums has
i.-t been published in Loudon, by Edmund
ye? Fiih-he". f'oui which we make the fol
wiiig ifclocti.ui w upcetutens ot its amusing-
Why ij a kls like a ermon? It requires
two heads and an application.
Why are teeth like verbs ? They are reg
ular, irregular, and defective.
Was Eve High c Low Church ? Adam
Why is a horse the most wretched of ani-
nials? Becatiiic it rejoices in wo.
When is a man thinner than a shingle,
Ans. When he is a shaving.
If a bear were to go into a linen draper's
shop, what would ha want? He would want
Why is it nnpossibl; for a person who lisja
to belitve in thi existence of young ladies ?
He takes cverv Miss lor a Mvili.