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"TELL THEM TO OBEY THE LAWS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES." La3T Words of Stephen' A. Douglas.
VOL. I. TJUBVT, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JTJLY 9, 1862. NO. 15.
Poetry for the Four.
A NEW SONG TO AN OLD TUNE.
A BULLY SONG.
Jomt Bcll, Esq., my Jo John,
When we were first acquaint,
Ton acted very much as now
Ton act about the Trent ;
Ton stole my bonny Bailors, John !
My bonny ship also,
Tou're aye the same fierce beast to me,
John Bull, Esq., my Jol
John Bull, Esq., my jo John,
Since we were link'd together
Full many a jolly fight, John,
We've had with oue another,
Kow must we fight again, John f
Then at it let us go 1
And God will help the honest heart,
John Bull, Esq., my jo.
John Bull, Esq., my Jo John,
A century has gone by,
Since yon called me your slave, John,
Since I at yon let fly ;
Ton want to fight It ont again
That war of waste and woe ;
Tou'U find me much the same old coon,
John Bull, Esq., my jo.
John Bull, Esq., my Jo John,
If lying loons have told.
That I have lost my pluck, John,
And fight not as of 'old.
Ton d better not believe it, John,
Nor scorn your ancient foe ;
For I've seen weaker days than this,
John Bull, Esq., my jo.
John Bull, Esq., my jo John,
Hear this, my language plain !
I never smote yon unprovoked,
I never smote in vain!
If you want peace, peace let it be !
If war be pleased to know,
Shot in my locker yet remain,
John Bull, Esq., my jo !
Our Story-Teller. SETH STARK,
THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SHARP SHOOTER.
It's no use torking 'beont i', dad, I'm goiu
to fite the enemy. The Union's in danger
Varmount's in danger, and I am bound to go.
That's wot I told the old man, Mister Officer,
and that's wot I tell yon. If yon won't 'list
me, I'll find out another 'crutin' station, darn
This speech of a hard Gated, young Greea
Mountain boy will) a rifle in his hand, was
not long since made to the officer ofa recruit
ing siation in Mon'pelier, Vt., who had inter
posed to the stout lad's enlisting, to wit: that
his visual organs presented a decided case of
strabismus, that his body was slightly angu
lar, that his style of speech and manner rath
er shocked the eyes and ears of the gentle
manly, college cultivated lieutenant, who had
thrown down Blackstone, Kent, Coke, and
other law commentators for a sword and
epaulettes and also that the applicant was in
curably left handed.
"How old are you?" asked the lieutenant
" Twenty, last grass."
" What has been your business ?"
" Cuttin' logs and shootin' bars in winter,
and drivin' cattle and mowin' grass in sum
" Shootin bars, eh ?"'
" Teas, sliootin' bars."
" Then I suppose yon would take aim at a
tree in one direction, and hit the bear in an
other," said the officer, derisively. " I am
afraid, in battle you would be much less dan
gerous in the enemy's ranks than in ours."
" I know Tra a leetle bit cock-eyed, Mister
Officer, but Fve fetched many a bar at more'n
a hundred roils, and at turkey shoots they al
ius try to caount me out"
" Count you out ; what do you mean by
' Waal, I ain't so profertable to the turkey
match-makers as some o' the rest on 'em, for
when I pet this 'ere rifl o' dads on one o' the
birds, you can rek'n that lie's mine."
" A re you also a good shot with the mus
"Dou't know notliin' 'bout that kind o'
" Cut ours is an ifnantry company, and we
use smooth bores," suggested the officer.
u Wall, Captain', if yeou doD't calkilate to
go to kill, I'm not your man. If you dew,
you d better take me and mv bar-killer."
"Ob, it's impossible that you should appear
in our ranks with a dark barrelled Weapon
our muskets are all bright barrelled. You
must leave that weapon behind."
" Can't dew it captin.'' Whar the bar-kill
er goes, iliere I goes. Never go nowhar with
out it. You see its a sttre thing."
, "I have no evidence of it beyond your
word, raid the lieutenant, beginning to be in
terested in the uncouth individual " But I'll
put your shooting skill to the test, and if you
can make three as g.od shots as three sharp
shooters in my corps, I'll engage to enlist vou,
bear-killer and alL"
" Give us your fist on that Mister Officer,"
returned the raw recruit, extending his rough,
tan-browned, and freckled hand. "If you've
got three men in your ranks that kin outshoot
Seth Stark, I'll go hum agin, and help dad
kerry on tbe farm.
The match was forthwith got up, and three
of the privates of the Etlian Allen Rangers
were selected for the trial. Each of them were
famed as s'.iarp shooters, and particularly well
skilled in the use of the rifle.
A target representing an Indian chief was
placed at one hundred rods distant; at the ap
pointed time, the three already recruited ran
gers and Seth Stark, t6ok their positions in
front of the company of rangers to witness
tie apparently unequal contest. Two nieu
were detailed to stand within six rods on ith-
er side of the painted Indian, to make record
of each successive shot and before they left
the ranks, their comrades made many good
natured but slightly satirical remarks at the
expense of the cross eyed volunteer.
" Bill Barton, be keerful where you stand
when that chap blares away," said a ranger to
one of the target markers ; " the safest place
will be behind it"
" Better get under the bank, Bill, there's no
calculating where his bullet may stride," said
" I think the only safe place is in tbe rear
of the breech," added a thitd.
Almost every one of the corps volunteered
a jocose opinion in reference to the crooked
eyed, crooked-formed, and otherwise uncouth
looking backwoodsman, some of which reach
ed the ears of Seth, who suddenly facing the
company, which were standing at ease, and
pricking up his ears said:
" Perhaps as hoaw some on ye wud like to
bet a sum on them 'ere three shooters," said
Seth, pulling out of his capacious-looking pock
et, a greasy looking wallet, which seemed
rather plethoric of bank bills considering the
course, seedy gear of the cohfident rifleman.
" 111 lay ye anything from a sheet of ginger
bread to a tew dollar bill, that. I will take the
consait out 'o you or your sharp-shooters at
rifle-shootin', wratlin', hoggin', or in a reg'lar
knock-deown and drag eout fight"
,: I'll bet you a dollar you don't hit the
board once out of three times," said one of the
" Done ril take the bet, and double the
stakes," replied Seth, drawing forth a one dol
lar note, and placing it in the hands of the or
derly sergeant, while the ranger did likewise.
" I'll go you a five that you will be beaten
at every round," said another ranger.
''Plank your snef-skin," said Seth.
" I'll lay you a five that you don't put a
single shot within the outer circle of the bull's
eye," offered a third.
" Waal I don't mind taking that bet tew,
replied Seth, producing the money.
I'll go you fifty cents you don't .hit the
bull's eye once," slid a more cautious mem
ber of the Ethan Allen corps.
'' Plank your money, gentlemen Ira good
for a dozen or tew more jest sich wagers
hev'em all writ down, Mister Sargeant, so
there can't be no mistake."
Selh'ti invitation was responded to by near
ly half the members ol the company, and on
figuring up the aggregate of all the stakes it
amounted to nearly two hundred dollars, but
at each successive wager the chances for Lis
winning were made much smaller, as the last
one that he bad offered required him to hit
the bull's eye twice out of three rounds, and
to beat his three antagonists.
"Naow, gentlemen," said Seth, "I'll jest
wan'.er to make one more bet. I'll lay ten
dollars that I'll hit the bull's eye three times,
providic' that the winner shall go over to the
tavern and spend the stakes iu treatiu' the
" Til take that wager," said the commander
of the rangers, stepping lorward and deposit
ing the stakes, " and if you win I shall not on
ly cheerfully disburse it in the manner you
suggest, but receive you in the corps and furn
ish you with a uniform free of expense.
" Good on your head captin ;'' answered
Seth, " and ef I don't win. I'll be raound to
morrow and stand treat agin."
The three sharp shooters suggested the idea
of having a rest for their rifles, as the range
was long, and the slightest variation of the
aim would carry the shot wide of the mark,
but Seth argued against it, and appealed to
" You see, captain," said he, " it's all very
well at a turkey shoot but it won't do in the
woods, when the bars and wolves are about ;
and I kinder guess 'twouldn't do on the bat
tle-field, 'less every soger could kerry a nigger
thev do at the South to use as a rest lor
their shootin' irons."
This argument prevailed, and he decided
that the shots should be made off hand, and
that ten seconds should be allowed in taking
aim, after the piece was at the shoulder.
The Indian chief was painted in gaudy col
ors, size of life, and the bull's eye was placed
the loft side, in tlie region of the heart
with three circles drawn around it, and it was
understood that from the centre of the bull's
eye each shot should be measured. The sharp
shooters and the backwoodsman drew lots for
the first fire which fell to the lot of one of the
former, who took his position, and in a ready
and adroit manner, opened the contest, aiid
shot together with the others were as fol
lows, according to the report of the target
Ranger, No. 1. Two inches from the outer
circle, glazing the left arm.
Ranger, No. 2. Ball struck within one
inch of the inner circle to the right a fatal
Ranger, No, 3.But half moon in the bull's
Seth Stark. Shot perforated the centre of
bull's eye 1
There was considerable hazzaing at the re
of the first round, especially among the
spectators, and those of the rangers who had
risked any of their funds on the result
On the second round the three rangers were
scored a? having made better shots than be
but no score for the young backwoods
man. It was now the turn of the betters to huz
za, although several of them had lost by Seth's
The third round resulted even better for the
rangers than either ol the other.', and the score
brought in accordingly; but there ap- i
.raring no score for tie would-bc-rccruit, the (
shouting was terrific, and many rude jests
were again made at Seth's expense.
" Mought yeou not as well wait till the um
pires hev decided, before yeou begin to larf at
a fellow ?" ejaculated Seth. " I've seed miriy
a turkey trial decided agin the scorers."
" Why you don't suppose you've hit the
target but once ?" asked a ranger who had a
V staked on tbe result
" Mebbe I don't 'spose so and mebbel dew,"
" ril go you ten to one," said the confident
" Take my advice and don't you dew it,"
" Oh, ho I don't dare, eh ? Can't go one
against ten I" ejaculated the fellow.
"Waal, yeou kin put up as many tens as
you please, and ef I can't kiver 'em why you
can pick your change up again."
"Try him I try him I he's only bluffing I
only coming the brag game 1" said several ol
the ranger's comrades.
" I'll go my pile on that," said the confident
one, and he forthwith produced sixty dollars,
which Seth covered with only six; but then
it must be remembered that odds were terri
bly against him, inasmuch as the scorers' re
port, if confirmed, would of course give the
stakes to his antagonist
The umpires consisting of one officer of the
company, who had no special interest in the
result, and two civilians, who were experts in
the sports of rifle shooting, forthwith visited
the target, and examined the several hits, and
on comparing them with the record of the
scorers it appeared there was no mistake.
" That hit in the bull's eye," remarked one
of the civil umpires, "is a magnificent shot,
but how so small a slug as that greeny's rifle
carries could make so large an orifice as that
is, is quite a mystery to me."
" I agree with you,'' said the other civilian.
" It is a remarkable pertoration, certainly,"
added the officer of the rangers examining the
hole with scrutiny and then turning the tar
get around they were all struck the fact that
the shot of the smallest bored rifle had really
pieiceu the largest hole through the board.
"See here too," he continued, findi.ig the cor
responding hole in the trunk of the tree against
which the " counterfeit semblance" of thesav-
age chieftain had rested, ' can it be possible
that two bullets have passed through this ori
The suggestion was improbable, but some
what startling. It was again examined with
keener scrutiny than before ; and for the pur
pose of solving the least doubt in the matter,
it was agreed to cut around the corresponding
perforation in the tree, and to the depth of the
spot where the bullet had lodged. A carpen
ter was sent for, with instructions to bring the
proper tools for the job. In a few minutes
one was procured, and he went to work with
a morticing chisel and mallet, under the di
rection of the umpires, and after toiling some
ten or fifteen minutes he removed a cube of
wood from the tree of about five inches in
depth, which, on being split open carefully,
three slugs, pressed firmly against each other.
with but little variation from a true line, were
taken there from to the wonder and surprise
of the umpires. The doubt was solved. Seth
Stark's bullets had traversed the same line,
and had lodged together.
The huzza and the laugh were now upon
the other side, but the contest was so remark
able and decisive the victory so complete
that even those who had lost money on the
result, joined with the others in rendering all
homage to the eccentric backwoodsman.
Seth was forthwith enrolled in the ranks of
the company, and though he appeared very
awkward at first m the ranks he is fast ac
quiring the position and bearing of a well
drilled soldier. The greatest difficulty he has
to encounter is his left-handedness, while his
crooked eye only troubles his drill officer.
''Eyes front" alwa-s appears "e3-es left," and
"eyes right" always seeni to be "eyes front."
The Ethan Allen Guards have been mus
tered into the service of Uncle Sam ; and if
they ever get into an engagement, woe be to
the rebels who become the targets of Seth
Stark, the Green Mountain Sharp Shooter.
All Sorts of Good Reading.
The Late Battle in Front of Richmond.
ed, so a? to keep up communication with Fort
I ress Mor.3?c and our Government at Wa;L-
Correspondence of Philadelphia Press of July 1.
With Stonehas's Light Division, )
June 28th. P. M. J
The advance upon Richmond has commenc
ed, with a strategic movement on the part of
McClellan, which, if properly executed, as it
was judiciously planned, will redound to the
credit of our young commander, and place
him in as an exalted a position as a strategist
as he is now acknowledged to hold as an or
ganizer of large armies.
More than a week ago Gen. McClellan de
termined to withdraw from his position on the
right at Mechanicsville, get out of the swamp,
get better under cover of his parallels, prepare
for any disaster, and concentrate his immense
army for a grand flank assault upon Richmond.
This withdrawal was carried on in such a cau
tious and quiet way, that it was not until
Wednesday night last that the enemy became
aware of the important movement
This was evident, from the feeling they en
deavored to execute successfully on our left,
some days ago.
On last Wednesday, Commodore Rogers
ordered the Front Royal to proceed down the i
James river to a point just above the mouth
Chiekahominy. Here launches and small
boats were to proceed on shore ami reconnoi
ter inland, until the army pickets were reach-
ington, in view of the probable advance of the
enemy upon our right
Early on Thursday morning Gen. McCall's
division, which was posted a little below Me
chanicsville, commenced a retrograde move-
tment towards the position held by Gen. Fitz-
john Porter, in the vicinity of New Bridge.
MeCall had scarcely joined Porter before the
rebels the divisions of Anderson, Branch and
G. Y. Smith, under the command of " Stone
wall" Thomas Jefferson Jackson, pushed him
hard, and forced him to halt and hastily form
a line of battle, which was done in excellent
style, the Bucktails deployed to the right and
left in front as skirmishers.
Porter's division came promptly to the sup
port cf McCaU's, and, fighting desperately,
the two divisions fell back slowly towards
Savage's Station, on the Richmond and York
River Railroad, when night came on, and the
Meanwhile Capt. Sawtelle, of Gen. McClel
lan's stiff, had succeeded in destroying every
ing everything in the way of buildings at
White House, and, moving all the transports
down the river, had the gunboats stationed so
as to command every approach.
On Friday the battle was renewed with
fury by the rebels, but with different results.
McCall and Porter being reinforced by most
of Keys' corps making our defending force
foot up about 40.000 men. The rebels were
in turn reinforced by Longstreet's division
and a division said to be improvised for Beau
regard. General ifcCltHan was present on Friday,
and personally manoeuvered the troops, handling
them in a masterly manner, and especially su
pervising the artillery.
The cannonade lulled after about five hours'
fighting, and both armies seemed to be recoil
ing for a desperate spring at each other, when
the rebel skirmishers, finding no enemy east
of them, changed front and advanced some
miles in front of their position.
General Stoneman now made a dash at them
with nearly seven thousand cavalry, including
Rush's Lancers, creating great havoc and a
After this, Stoneman craftily wheeled about
and covering the rear of our army as it pass
ed over Bottom's Bridge and the Long Bridge,
followed them with his main force, leaving suffici
ent cavalry to observe the movements of thebom
hoozled enemy, as he proceeded east.
An hour later, and our gunboats opened
upon the enemy on the line of the Pamunkey,
near the White House. The old battle ground
was made to ring again and again with our
When General Stoneman heard this music
he turned his horse's headtnwards the rebel
capital, and smiling, said, " AH is well ; now
for Richmond 1"
General McClellan has been at work all
day, and, in advancing, has driven the enemy
back at every point on the left and centre.
with great loss to them, while ours was com
The transports', hospital ships, and other
vessels, have all been ordered to report at
Jamestown Island, inside of the island, cover
el by our gunboats, should any enemy molest
them. But of this there is no fear. From this
they may proceed to a higher station on the
river, as may be necessary.
General Casey's brave division did excel
lent service in securing and transporting stores.
General McClellan remarked to night to the
bearer of dispatches that we were everywhere
victorious, b't the great battle had just begun, and
he could not make a rcport vntil the job was done.
But I must close and hasten to the left wing,
for McClellan, Ileiiitzelman, Hooker and
Kearnpy are there, and a movement is going
Ohio State Fair.
We are indebted to Mr. J. II. K'ipparf, the
efficient Corresponding Secretary of the Ohio
State Board ot Agriculture, for a pamphlet
containing the rules and regulations, and lists
of premiums and committees, for the 13ih An
nual State Fair, to be held in the city of Cleve
land, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th days of
September, 1SG2. The rules and regulations
seem well adapted to promote the success of
the Fair. The clasMticiMiun of things to be
exiiibitel is as follows, each class being under
the special supervision of a member ot the
Board, viz: Cattle, Nelson J. Turney ; Hors
es, Jacob Egbert; Sheep, Hogs and Poultry,
John M. Milliken ; Machinery, etc., Win. De
Witt; Mechanics and Manufactures, C. W.
Potwin ; Farm Products, N. S. Town-Leud ;
Fruits and Flowers. II. B. Perkins; Fine Arts,
D. E. Gardner.
PRICES OF ADMISSION.
Any person paying one dollar, mny enter
as many diuerent articles lor exnii'itiou as tie
or she may own, in any of the departments
except horses and cattle ; in these, the entry
fee will be one dollar for the first entry, and
fifty cents for each additional entry.
No additional charge will Tie made for any
animal previously entered, to permit it to com
pete in the sweepstakes.
The entry fee in the wool department will
be one dollar for this sum any exhibitor may
enter as many lots of wool in any or all the
classes he may see proper.
Each exhibit will be furnished with admis
sion tickets at the rate of twentv-flve cents
each for the amount of entry fees paid by him. ( ,
iNo exhibitors tickets wnl be issued.
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registry ol name Willi the Citric sc-t ar.art
for that object, whoso location at the office
will be designated by a sign.
Single tickets twentv-five cents.
On!v one dtilur a y.ar R.r the Union
Moravians at Bethlehem, Pa.
There is one characteristic of the old Mo
ravians, which has descended to their posteri
ty, and that is their love of music. Music,
with them, is a passion. It is, as it were,
the very atmosphere in which their feelings
are awakened and expressed. For every
mood ' of the heart, every emotion of the
soul, and every impressive event, they have
an tppropriate harmony. The birth of their
children is signalized by an anthem of joy,
and some plaintive hymn soothes the depart
ing soul. Song is the very voice of their
thanksgiving, and the wail of their intensest
agony. Their church-service and festal rites
are but a collection of sublime ritual melodies;
and in the interchange of their social sympa
thies, in their gayeties and griefs, in the
breathings of manly passion and the whisper
ings of maiden-love, music is the chosen
medium in which the emotions that swell and
the feelings that subdue the heart find a fit
I was permitted last Sabbath to attend the
love-feast of their Single Brethern. This
beau'iful and time-honored festival is an out
ward demonstration of the affection and sym
pathy that unite these simple-hearted people.
The sisters were attired in plain lace caps, the
widows being designated by a white ribbon,
the maidens by pink, and the married women
by blue. The ceremonies consisted of the
distribution of c iffee and buns, and the per
formance of orchestral music, in which the
sisters, the brethren, and the entire assembly
alternately joined. There was not a silent
voice or an unimpressed heirt in that entire
company. Those grand old melodies, which
had come down to them rich with the memo
ries of distant generations, softened, subdued,
and swelled every heart. The aged even
sang; and in their quivering lips and brimm
ing eyes, one could see the slumber of a thous
and Memories was broken, and the past was
to them a reality. Pleasant to us were those
wrinkled faces, eloquent with tli3 light of
heart-awaked memories. Swe?t to us were
those tremulous voices, breaking forth in the
songs that were once music to their infant
years. Cor. Christian Intelligencer.
Our Gallant "Right Wing."
We devote much of our space this morning
to the accounts given by the Baltimore Ameri
can's correspondent, and the N. Y. Times, of
the great battle between an. immense rebel
army and onr gallant Right Wing, before
Richmond. The aim of the rebels, as will be
seen, was to turn the right of McCIellan's
and cut him off from his base of supplies' by
the Richmond and York River railroad. In
view of this McClellan had taken measures to
secure a new base line by the James river,
which should ba rendered perfectly secure
under the protection of the Gunboat fleet.
And on Wednesday while the enemy were
opening tdeir attack he began his transfer of
this line, abandoning the White House posi
tion; this was continued on Thursday, and
fully completed before the order was given to
McCall's and Porter's divisions to (all back.
And when the rebels came to grasp their
fancied victory, behold, it turned to allies in
their grasp. For this barren result they suf
fered most awfully. The fighting on Friday
was terrifible. The rebels came charging
upon McCall in overwhelming numbers, our
artillery mowed tliem down like grass before
a hailstorm. They retired. They were im
mediately reinforced, and assaulted again, to
be again repulsed before the irresistible bay
onet charge of Porter's division which was
immediately on the left of McCall. They
rallied and came again to the assult, and were
again repulse with horrible slaughter before
the shell and grape which at every discharge
opened wide chasms in their dense ranks.
The fourth time they bore clown upon that
iillant right wing, and were driven back;
uen, t'orter each time luiiowmg them up.
and then falling hack upon lis position. At
the fourth time came the order to continue
this retrograde movement slowly and in order.
Not knowing the reason for this order, the
brave fellows begged to be allowed to stand.
The cider was imperative. They retired in
order, under protection of batteries placed for
their support. During their contest whh the
enemy they now found that the whole posi
tion hail been changed, the army re-ting upon
James River, able to co-operate with the fleet
and within shelling distnncr of Richmond. It
is evident therefore that the advantage was
decidedly in our f-ivor. and one more step
taken in our march 1
0. S. Journal. 3d.
onward to Richmond.'
Ladies stiofLti r.Eo Newspapers. It is a
great mistake in female education to keep a
young lady's lime and attention devoted to
only the fashionable literature of the day. It
vou would qualify her for conversation, you
must give her something to talk about give
her education with this actual world and its
transpiring events. Urge her to read the
newspapers, and become familiar with the
present character and improvements of our
race. History is of some importance ; but
the past world is dead, and we have nothing
to do with it. Onr thoughts and our con
cerns should be for the present world, to know
what it is, and improve the condition of it.
Let her have an intelligent opinion, and be ;
able to sustain an intelligent conversation con
cerning the mental, moral, political, and re-
iigiuu i:u'i u eiueiiis- ui uui inne. tue
gilded annuals and poems on the centre-table
be kept a part of the 'nno covered wtth week
Iv journals, i.et the whole fn)iv men, wo
: . , , -
men, avid rhi
Irua read the newspapers.-
chimors lor abolition as a wa
or under any ..t'ler prates', is x foe
cr traitor, o:
Our Gallant "Right Wing." A Noble Union--Our Flag.
Ex-Governor Neil Browx, who, like many
others, was dragged into the rebellion in Ten
nessee, by the force of circumstances, has just
is3ued an address to the people of that State,
urging upon them to rally once more around
the banner of the Union. He shows the ut
ter fallacy and failure of the attempt to estab
lish the Confederate Government, and that it
is the duty of every citizen to lay aside all
pride in the matter, and come out boldly, as
he has done himself, in restoring the State to
its full fellowship with the Union once more.
In the course of his remarks, Governor Brown,
who at one time represented our country at a
foreign Court says :
. " This had been a noble Union. I was proud
when, as a foreign Minister, I saw our flag
abroad, and felt that I belonged to it."
And what American, who ever visited a
foreign shore, but felt the same pride at be
holding that glorious emblem of our power,
our glory and greatness. The American citi
zen, in the most despotic countries in times of
the greatest anarchy and of civil wars even,
could range himself under the folds of the
Stars and Stripes, and pointing to it as his
protector, could feel his safety from all threat
ened danger. And yet there are those who
have become so debased or demented by the
fell spirit of Secessioni:-m, as to rejoice at the
trailing of that flag in the dust aye, we have
known men (thank Heaven there are but few
of them,) whose business leads them over the
waters of the great deep, who have in an es
pecial manner been enabled to witness the
talismanic power of that flag in preserving
them and their property from all harm, are
yet found in the ranks of those who are utter
ing their fruitless curses upon it I May.God
forgive them, for surely it would almost seem
that " they know not what they do." Balti
An American Illustration.
Is the midst of the details ot the glorious
n wal victory at Memphis, an odd circumstance
is found narrated which is too good to be lost
aght ot. The steamer Platte Valley had start
ed from St Louis on a trading voyage down
the river. She stopped at all the accustomed
points, as usual, down to Fort Pillow, where
she found that the flotilla had gone to attack
Memphis, and so followed in its wake to have
the opportunity of opening the first regular
trade at Memphis. The story is thus told by
the officers of the vessel :
"As we came in sight ofMemphis, the can
nonading was going on in front of the city,
and as nothing but the gunboats preceded us,
we concluded that discretion was the bettrr
part of valor, and rouii J on the point above
town, anxiously awaiting for something to
turn up. Iq hah aa hour the firing ceased,
and as the transports had come a'ong in the
meantime, we still in their wake, and all ol
us slowly dropped down to the levee. The
waving of many flags and the trains of mar
fial music wafted over the river from the
transports loaded with troops, the thousands
of men women and children that lined the
levee, the cotton yards and house tops, the
little tugs flitting about from steamer to steam
er, the gunboats slowly moving into posilian
abreast of the city, as they returned from the
pursuit of the enemy, formed such a picture
as is seldom ever seen, and never to be for
gotten. " At the levee wo found the following
steamers, some of them with C. S. A. on their
wheel-houses : II. R. W. Hill, National, Ken
tucky, Victoria, Acacia, and Sovereign. We
landed along with the balance of the fleet, and
in less than fifteen minutes after the fight we
had our stage plank out ready for business."
There, if that is not a pretty sharp exhibi
tion of American enterprise, we do not know
what can be. The same mail which brought
us the full accounts of the battle also brought
St. Louis papers containing numerous adver
tisements ofsteamers bound for Memphis and
all oilier points on the river. Tuns the crnn
merce of the Mississippi is resuming its jld
channel. Philadelphia Gazsite.
Complimentary to Ohio Troops.
At a banquet given to Goneral Rossean, at
Louisville, in the course of a speech, that offi
cer spoke as follows oi his Brigade and our
Of all the troops in the United Si.ves'I
believe that is the best brigade. Troops
never behaved better than they did. I shall
ever be proud that I was with them on that
day. I had the G;h Indiana res'm -nt, a body
of Indiana's best men, and what State has
V'iven to thi-i war braver or better men than
patriotic Indiana? I had the 1st Ohio. I
have heard some of the Ohio troops charged
with misconduct upon the previous day. and
have read defenses of them. I personally
know nothing of bad conduct of any Ohio
troops on the field of Shiloh. But I tell you
more n-allant nnd pbivnlrie rprnmnt never
entered a field of battle than tlAst Ohio. In
this I speak what I Tcnow and what I saw.
What is Heat Lightning? The Cashes of
lightning often observe ! on a summer even-
unaccompanied by thunder, and popular- .
known as "heat lightning," are merely
the light from discharges of electricitv from an
ordinarv thunder cloud, beneath the hovizm
lhe ob5erver reflected from clomis, or rrr-
haps from the air itself, as in the case lit twi-
light. Mr. Brooks, one of l";e uirec-crs cf
the tcleg-:.pli line het'.vet.-t: Fit to.irgh and
rii:.a;!'j!p;.;a, intoi rn? us m ', oa otic occa- I
siop, to satisfy hitn.-clf on this point, he asked !
for information from a dis!ant or erat or dur
j ;ng the nppcarer.ee of flashes of this kind in
the distant horizon, and learned thet they
proceeded from a thunder storm then raging
two hii ; ir; i a iu 6-y mil---.- e.is'woi-l "? LU
). i hi' Prof. R-ry.
Yoc have probably heard the legend of tie
fashion in which the blacking of s certain em
inent man rose to universal tame The emi
nent man hired four footmen of brazen coun
tenance and loud and fluent power of expres
sion. He arrayed them in gorgeous Hveriea;
that each being quite different from the other
three. Then each alone, from morning till
night prevaded the street of London, and this
is the way they did : When each footman
saw a shop in which blacking appeared likely
to be sold, he rushed into it with appearance
of great excitement, and exclaimed in a hur
ried manner " Give me some of Snookg' black
ing instantly." "Snooks', blacking T asked
the shopman, " we never heard of it" " Not
heard of Snooks' blacking," exclaimed the foot
man; "why my master wont let me brash his
boots with any other, and just now he is roar
ing at me for brushing them with that of Stig
gins. I must be off elsewhere and get Snooks'
blacking forthwith." This interview naturally
startled the man in the shop ; be began to
think " I must get some of Snooks' blacking,"
and when in the course of the day, the other
three footman severally visited his shop as the
first had done; one exclaiming "the Chan
cellor won't use anything but Snooks' black
ing," another, "Hig Grace won't use any
thing but Snooks' blacking;" and the last in
crimson livery, His majesty won't use any
thing but Snooks' blacking," the man in the
shop took his resolution. He foucd out the
factory of Snooks', and ordered a large quan
tity of the blacking.
Perched upon the gate, in front of the wid
ow's house, wag a docile looking African, who
entered into conversation with several of our
men, as they halted in front of him. He wasn't
particularly stupid, but terminated all his sen
tences with the ejaculation of "Bress de Lord!"
I saw and overheard the following :
Soldier. " Did any of the rebels go over
" No bress de Lord 1"
"Is your master at home?"
" Yas bress de Lord I"
el army ?''.
" Has he got any song in the reb-
" Yas bress de Lord P
" What do the people here think
Nigger. " Pugh, golly, dey link dares a
heap of yez bress de Lord."
Soldier. " Are you married ?"
Nigger. " Yas, snd got fourteen children
bress de Lord I"
Soldier. " Is your wife living here with
Niggsr. " By golly, de old woman gone to
see Jesus long time ago bress de Lord!"
Soldier. "Sam, did you know that we had
come down here to liberate all of you black
folks ?" -
' Nigger. " Data wot I hear say 0 "
At this juncture, Guinea, in going through
the process of a sneeze, dislodged himself, and
.'ell to the ground, shouting, as he struck, " 0,
bress de Lord !"' Cor. X. Y. Paper.
General Butler Makes a Discovery.
The Boston Journal has news from New
Orleans received at that port by the schoon
er Flying Dragon, which left New Orleans
on the 22d of May.
" The health of New Orleans is very gooi,
and the troops are in fine condition. There is
no yellow fever, and it is hoped that from the
enforcement of sanitary regulation there will
be much less than the usual number of cases.
The river was high at the time the Flying
Dragon sailed, and the present good health ia
attributed to this fact.
,f Political prisoners continue I) be sent to
Fort Jackson, from two to six going dwa
each day. A few days before the Flying
Dragon sailed there was deposited, after th?
usual ceremonies, in a tomb. From informa
tion which General Butler had received, ha
ordered art examinatioa of the ooSn to he
made afterwards, as the cause of the death of
the person wh;ch it was said to contain was
not satisfactory to him.' On opening the cof
fin no corpse was found, but in i place a
large amount of gold coin, which was immedi
ately taken possession of in the came of the
Government. Specie continues to be found
which has been secreted by the rebels and ia
all cases it is seized " ' ' - -
The City of Memphis.
ordinary times, is immense. It is the great
point for cotton and othei produce of West
ing, ern Tennessee. By last c-en us the population
Memphis i by far the. largest and most im-r
portant city on the Missisjppi river btweea
St. Loan, which U 430 miles above, aai
New Orl-ans, whi.-h ia 730 mils below, J;
is the eni'-eptt of four railroads, travewiag
North, So: t i. East, arid West' 'The?e roads
have ad.led greatly to the commercial growth
of Memphis, though it is the river traiTio
which has built the city. The shipments of
coUon all,,,P from the l,ort in. th"-v,-'ar endinS"
fceptemlier 1, lSuO, araomi'ea to lourh intire l
Ihou-and bales, and iis general bui less, in
of Memphis put down at Ibout 23,000 souls
hut the city has been so long bolragured and"
k-pt in a patii, and s.i maiy of its able-bodied
citizens hi;vc been i.apresed into the rebel"
array that it is calculated by refuges from
there it docs not new number one-half of its
McArone, in Vani y Fair, issues a prce--mation.
declaring that '' Diggers and martial
la.v in a free country arc altogether incom
patible; the niggers , ire therefore declared to
!e forever whi'e."
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