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"TELL THEM TO OBEY THE LAWS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES." Last Worm of Stephei a. Dotolas.
TJRBiLISr-A, OHIO, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1862.
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E them -uncalled for, Is prima faeU evidence of
Poetry for the Hour.
BY X. G. SHEPHERD.
Corporal Green ! the Orderly cried ;
Here " was the answer, loud and clear.
From the lipss of a soldier who stood near ;
And " Here !" was the word the next replied.
Cvrus Dew '."-then a silence fell
This time no answer followed the call;
Only his rear-man had seen him fall.
Killed or wounded he could not t elL
There they stood to the felling Hg,
These men of battle, with grave, dark looks,
As plain to be read as open books,
While slowly gathered the shade of night
The fern on the hill-eide was splashed with blood,
And down In the corn, where the poples grew,
Were redder stains than the poppies knew ;
And crimson-dyed was the river's flood.
' For the foe had crossed from the other side.
That day. In the face of a murderous fire
That swept them down in its terrible ire ;
And their life-blood went to color the tide.
' Herbert Cline !" At the call there came
Two stalwart soldiers Into the line,
Bearing between them this Herbert Cline,
Wounded and bleeding to answer his name.
Exra Kerr!" and a voice answered " Here!"
"Hiram Kerr!" but no man replied:
! They were brothers, these two; the sad wind
And a shudder crept through the corn-field near.
- Iphraim Deane '."-then a soldier spoke :
" Deane carried our regiment's colors," be said,
When our ensign was shot : I left him dead
Just after the enemy wavered and broke.
Close te tie roadside his body lies ;
I paused a moment and gave him to drink ;
He ainrmnred his mother's name, I think ;
And Death came with it and closed bis eyes,"
Twos a victory yes ; but it cost us dear :
For that conpany's roll, when called at night,
- Of a hundred men who went Into the fight,
Uumhered but twenty that answered "Merer
- . Harper' ' Magazine, December.
BY X. G. SHEPHERD. All Sorts of Good Reading.
An Angel on the Battle Field.
"Ws are permitted, bays the Conneaut
Yffle (Penn.) Record, of October 25th, to
take the followiLg interesting extract
from a private letter from Brigade-Surgeon,
James L. Dunn, written to his
family in that place. However thrill
ing the history of heroic women, however
bright the story of Florence Nightingale,
tiey lose much of their interest to the
American heart, wheu. supplanted by
such true womanhood, philanthropy, and
self-sacrificing spirit on the part of one
of our own countrywomen. How the
beads of the men who let our wounded
soldiers die from thirst and starvation
within twenty-five miles of "Washington,
when no foe was near, should hang with
shame at the recital of this incident! We
we will not attempt further comment
npon the subject. The letter was writ
ten from Harper's Ferry, and gives the
incident as follows:
"The Sanitary Commission, together
with three or four noble self-sacrificing
women, have furnished everything that
could be required. I will tell you of one
of these women, a Miss Barton, the dau
ghter of Judge Barton, of Boston, Mass.
I first met her at the battle of Cedar
Mountain, where she appeared in front of
the hospital at 12 o'clock at night, with a
four mule team loaded with everything
needed; and, at a time when we were
entirely out of dressings of every kind,
she supplied us with everything, and
while the shells were bursting in every
direction, took her course to the hospital
on cur right, where she found everything
wanting again. After doing every thing
she could on the field, she returned to
Culpepper, where she staid dealing out
shirts to the naked wounded, and prepa
ring soup and seeing it prepared in all
the hospitals. I thought that night if
Heaven ever sent out a homely angel, she
must be one, her assistance was so time
ly. Well, we began our retreat up the
Rappahannock. I thought no more of
OUT lady friend, only that she had gone
back to Washington. We arrived on
that disastrous field of Bull Run, and
while the battle was raging the fiercest
on Friday, who should drive np in front
of our hospital but this same woman,
with her mules almost dead, having made
forced marches from Washington to the
army I She was again a welcome visitor
to both the wounded and the Surgeons.
The battle was over, our wounded remov
ed on Sunday, and we were ordered to
Fairfax Station. We had hardly got
there before the battle of Chantilly com
menced, and soon the wounded began to
come in. Here we had nothing but our
instruments not even a bottle of wine.
When the cars whistled up to the station
the first person on the platform was Miss
Barton, again to supply us with bandages,
brandy, wine, prepared soup, jellies, meal,
and every article that could be thought of.
She staid there till the last wounded sol
dier was placed on the cars, then bid us
good-by and left.
" I wrote you at the time how we got
to Alexandria that night and the next
morning. Our soldiers had no time to
rest after reaching "Washington, but were
ordered to Maryland by forced marches.
Several days of hard marching brought
us to Frederic, and the battle of South
Mountain followed. The next day our
army stood face to face with the whole
force. The rattle of 150,000 muskets,
and the fearful thunder of over 200 can
non, told us that the great battle of An
tietam had commenced. I was in a hos
pital in the afternoon, for it was then
only that the wounded began to come in
We had expended every bandage, torn np
every sheet in the house, and every thing
we could find, when who should drive up
but our old friend, Miss Barton, with a
team loaded down with dressings of every
kind, and every thing we could ask for!
She distributed her articles to the differ
ent hospitals, worked all night making
soup, and all the next dayand night; and
when I left, four days after the battle, I
left her there ministering to the wound
ed and the dying. When I returned to
the field hospital last week, she was still
at work, tupplying them with the delica
cies of every kind, and administering to
their wants, all of which she does out of
her own private fortune. Now, what do
you think of Miss Barton? In my feeble
estimation, Gen. McCIellan, with all bis
laurels, sinks into insignificance, beside
the true heroine of the age the angel of
A Pie Indeed.
The appreciation of good living is
vastly heightened by long diet on sol
dier's rations. An Ohio volunteer in
hospital at Frederick City, Md., was re
cently treated to a chicken pie, and the
way it affected him can be imagined from
the following :
" At nine o'clock we make our rounds
in the barracks, which occupies us till
dinner at twelve. This consists of roast
beef, nice potatoes, and a chicken pie
such a pie was never before seen. It is a
pie indeed! a subject for hymn and
glory ; a pie to be held in reverence as
Mahommedans pay the Osaba evidently
the production of a great artist. It is
more an Acropolis, or temple than a pie;
worthy of being served to an alderman
amid anthems ; not made to be opened
with knife of Sheffield, but carved with
blade of Toledo or Damascus. It may
be considered as a poem, a composition
of talent and chickens, of genius and
crust. Into such a pie was it that Bion,
the philosopher, wished himself meta
morphosed, that wisdom, in his form,
might captivate the sons of men. Hen
coops are depopulated to furnish forth
its mighty concave. It is a pie under
whose dome one might wish to live or be
content to die, appetite grows by feeding
on it ; its very sight is better than to eat
aught else eatable. It dilates the soul
and exalts the character to be in the
same room with so noble a creation of
gastronomic mind. When the pie is in
ruins it reminds me of the Coliseum.
A Novel Engine op Destruction.
It seems that Admiral Porter, of the
Mississippi fleet, is to have the use, on
his gunboats, of a new invention, by
Engineer James W. Whittaker, which is
reported to be capable of effecting the
certain destruction of any enemy's ship,
no matter how thickly it is clad with iron.
Mr. Whittaker is said to be applying his
invention to all the western iron-clads.
It would be well for the government to
favor our seaports with samples of this
distructive agent, whose nature is prop
erly kept secret.
A Goon Profit. A hogshead of leaf to
bacco, purchased during the month of June
last, in this city, at the rate of $11 per hun
dred, was re-sold at the Ninth-street ware
house, yesterday, at $24 per hundred pounds,
a palpable indication of the advance in the
price of tobacco in this market Louisville
How a Minister Saw the Elephant, and what
The Adrian Expositor tells the story
of how three-card monte was played on
the " Forest Queen," on a late trip to
East Saginaw ; and, after placing the
party around the festive board, introdu
ces a clergyman, who took a hand in, in
this wise :
At this juncture a new character was
discovered by the party, looking on very
much interested clergyman. For the
sake of destination, we will call him Rev.
Mr. Longshanks, of ' . As Counter
Man turned about to lay the money he
had won on a table, Gent caught np one
of the little cards with the number ten
upon it, an4 bent over one corner a little,
and laid it down. - " I'll bet a hundred
dollars," said be, " that I can guess the
number on that card." "Agreed," said
the other, and he produced the money.
Gent hesitated ; hadn't got a hundred ;
thought he wouldn't do it.
All the while the card lay before him
with its turned corner. Rev. Mr. Long
shanks here stepped up. " I can tell you
the number on that card." " I'll bet you
a hundred dollars," says Counter Man.
" Oh, I never bet money," was the re
ply. " Well," says the other, " you ap
rear to have a pretty gold chain hanging
from your fob ; I shoaldn't wonder if you
had a seventy-five dollar watch hanging
to the other end. Put np your watch
and chain against my hundred." The
little card still lay there. Rev. Mr.
Longshunks eyed it closely, saw the cor
ner turned down, and pulled out his watch
and deposited it on the counter by the
roll of bills.
The card was turned, and the number
five appeared. It wis now Longshanks'
turn to be excited. " You are a villain,
sir," said he, addressing the gambler be
hind the counter. " Give me back my
watch, or I will publish the facts and ex
pose you." " Look here," said the cool
rascal whom he addressed, " my name is
Chapcll, of Detroit ; your name is Rev.
Mr. Longshanks, of ; you can pub
lish the facts if you think you can make
anything out of it. Gambling is my
business, and I am used to being expos
ed. You had better keep quiet, or I'll
The exhibition of secession money was
over. The honest burglar of our good
town executed dissolving view out of
the room followed by Longshanks with
a tremendous flea in his ear. He sum
moned the Captain of the boat to his
counsel, and urged him to secure restitu
tion. The Captain declared that he did
n't know there were any gamblers or
ganmbing on his boat, (think of a lake or
river captain not knowing Chapcll !) did
n't see as he could do anything, but
would try and negotiate. He returned
with the rascal's ultimatum seventy-five
dollars in cash would restore the watch
nothing short. The money was painful
ly extracted from Rev. Mr. Longshank's
wallet, and the watch restored.
He was soon after pushing inquiries
among the passengers to ascertain if any
of them were going to stay in East Sag
inaw over Sunday, where he bad intend
ed to preach. His adventure had been
noised throughout the boat, and he was
naturally doubtful about the effect of his
preaching under the circumstances. He
assured some privately that he had no
intention of taking the gambler's money
he merely meant to show him that he
was mistaken. Of course.
Can a Carpet-Bag Eat!
It was but a day or two ago while ing
upon the cars between this city and Co
lumbus, that the train stopped at a small vil
lage not a hundred miles off. The conductor
crying out, " Fifteen minutes for dinner."
The passengers, of whom there happened
to be a large number, rushed into the dining
apartment and took their seats at the table,
one of them depositing his carpet-bag in the
chair next to him. At the usual time the
landlord passed around to make his collection,
calling upon the aforesaid passenger for his
payment for dinner.
,! How much ? says the passenger.
" Eighty cents," replied the landlord.
"Eighty cents for a dinner? why that is
" No sir, it is not extortionate. Ain't that
your carpet-bag ?"
"Yes, sir; that is my carpet-bag."
" Well, that carpet-bag occupies a seat, and
of course I must charge for it."
" Oh 1 is that the case ? Well, here is your
Turning to the carpet-bag, the passenger
remarked : " Well Mr. Carpet-bag, as you
have not had much to eat, suppose we take
something ;" at the same time opening its
mouth, and turning therein half a ham, a
roast chicken, a plate of crackers, and a sun
dry other articles, amid the roars of laughter
of the other passengers.
The prevailing opinion among the passen
gers was that the carpet-bag won Cin. Ena.
"Judge Not by Appearances."
We copy the following from the edifcj
rial correspondence of the Cincinnati
Commercial from Washington. It is
giving justice only to an Ohio General
The newspapers have not given much
attention to the courts-marlial now sitting
here in the cases of Major-Generals Mc
Dowell and Fitz John Porter. But the
proceedings of those courts will speedily
and greatly increase in public interest, as
it is likely that much of the matter known
as " the secret history of the war," will
be brought out from official pigeon holes
and from the mouths of officers, which
have been hitherto closed by military
"propriety." Generals McCIellan and
Pope are summoned to testify in the case
of General McDowell, and from the pre
cedents set by the court, I judge the
range of testimony will be very wide.
Gen. Pope is here, and Gen. McCIellan is
expected before the close of the week.
Both will be called in both cases now
undergoing investigation. There is no
question entertained by reasonably well
informed persons, that the trial of Gen
eral McDowell will do much to remove
the prejudices entertained by the public
against that officer. He has been charg
ed with drunk(naess when responsi
ble for the discharge of important du
ties ; and a New York Colonel was called
as a witness on that point to day. The
Colonel had written a letter to a New
York paper, stating that he had seen
General McDowell drunk, and was called
upon to state why he made such a corns
mnnication. He was asked to-day why
he supposed the General to be drunk.
He said that he " knew the General was
a man of full habit and florid appear
ance," but he " had never before seen
him so blooming as on that day." He
further stated that the General walked in
a "zig-zag" manner, and was greatjy
" heated." It is- a curious fact that Gen
eral McDoiccJl never drank qiritous or
malt liquor, tea or eeffce. He has abso
lutely never lasted those beverages. Isn't
it odd that he should be denounced as a
drunkard ? But it is precisely as sensi
ble and just to call him a drunkard as a
traitor. Some facetious gentlemen say
of his total abstinence " that's what's the
matter." But the sober portion of the
people are not likely to regard the inspi
ration of whisky as inseparably associa
ted with military capacity.
During the examination of the New
York Colonel, who testifiad to the "bloom
ing condition" of Gen. McDowell on a
certain occasion, the Hon. Reverdy John
son, of Maryland, who was present, was
excessively amused. Mr. Johnson is a
gentleman whose " blooming" face (which
is a fair uniform rose color) contrasts well
with his white hair, and the suggestion
of blooming gentleman seemed to hit him.
Several of the spectators, influenced by
the example of the distinguished Senator,
found it difficult to preserve their gravi
ty, but Gen. McCowell and the President
of the Court, Gen. Cadwallader, were
impassable as wooden images. The pro
cess of investigation by the courts-martial
is excessively tedious. The courts
meet at 11 o'clock, and remain in session
about as long as the House of Congress
do before the holidays. The questions
and answers are reduced to writing on
the spot by the secretary. The employ
ment of a good phonographer would
greatly expedite business. It is weari
some to see half a dozen Generals, two of
them with double stars on their shoulders,
waiting more than half their time for the
secretary to write out the record in full.
Major-General Hunter is tired already of
Fitz John Porter's case, in which he is
the presiding officer, and has asked to be
relieved, that he may take command of
his department, which i3 understood to
be that of the South.
Martin Yas Buren's Will. The will of
Ex-President Van Buren has been admitted
to probate at Hudson. It is dated January
18, 18G0, and commences as follows :
I, Martin Yan Buren, of the town of Kin
derkook, county of Columbia, and State of
New York, heretofore Governor of the State,
and more recently President of the United
States, but for the last and happiest year of
my life a farmer in my native town, do make
and declare the following to be my last will
and testament, etc.
The " happiest year" of his life was when
he was no longer a President, but a farmer in
Onio has, already in the regular service 231
surgeons and 271 enlisted medical cadets and
hospital stewards. In the volunteer service
there are, 2.968 surgeons and 1.200 contract
physicians employed as assistant surgeons.
There are also 202 staff surgeons and 120 as
sistant staff surgeons. The total of these is
4.124, and is exclusive of new appointment.
There is another call for the examination of
army surgeons in this State, in the early part
of this month.
Important to the Public.
Charles F. ScraAErrtR, the Assessor for the
12th Ohio District, has received the following
letter from the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, which we lay before our readers :
)er 17, 1862. )
Office of Internal
Sir Your letter of the 3d instant, has
I am of opinion that a distiller, who is also
a rectifier, requires a liquor dealer's license,
in order to sell the rectified liquor, notwith
standing that he may carry on the business
of aectifying at his distillery. Your action in
this particular is correct.
You are also correct in requiring a distiller
to take a manufacturer's license, and to pay
duty npon the barrels made by him in which
to put his liquors.
- Persons who make a business of discount
ing promissory notes are to be licensed as
brokers, under Art, 13, Section 64.
Carpenters, brick and stone masons, are not
taxable for work done upon building Car
penters are to be taxed only upon their man
ufactures, such as doors, blinds, sashes, &c.
The fact that persons feed cattle before sell
ing them does not in any manner affect their
liability to license as cattle brokers.
A horse or cattle dealer, duly licensed, may
pursue his vocation in any part of the coun
try. A vintner, who makes less than 600 worth
of wine this season, but who has a quantity
of wine, made in former years, remaining at
the place of manufacture, is subject to tax on
his whole amount.
The closing paragraph of Section 75, im
plies that manufactured articles made previ
ous to September 1st, and not removed from
the place of manufactures, should be treated
as if manufactured since that date.
Butchers who have no permanent place for
selling their meats, but sell from their wagons
in the market places, should be licensed as
peddlars rather than dealers.
A person who makes garments, for which
the materials are furnished by his customers,
must pay a tax on the whole value of the
garments made, and may collect the amount
so paid from the owner, as provided in section
69. The proviso to the 73d Section removes
the exemption of $600 in cases like this.
Persons employed by executors or admin
istrators to sell property at auction, are not
required to be licensed as auctioneers.
Geo. S. Boctweu,
Inhuman Treatment—How the Abolitionists.
Ax Abolitionist living at Noble, Illinois, re-
eentTywent-to-ea1rO, whereyTt seems, they
have a regular slave market, for the purpose
of procuring a lot of negroes for work on his
farm. The negroes were selected, and the
price asked for them paid, when the philan
thropic Abolitionist got aboard the cars with
his chattels and took them to his home in
Alter working them several weeks, his
neighbors gave him to understand that if he
did not remove them back where he got them,
they would burn his house and inflict other
summary punishment upon him. Under these
circumstances, the Abolitionist, who belongs
to the dyed-in-the wool school, took the ne
groes to the railroad, but, instead of sending
them to Cairo, paid their fair to Yincennes,
When the cars arrived at Yincennes the
negroes were put off. They begged hard to
be taken farther, but of course the Conductor
had no right to grant their wishes. Upon in
vestigation of their condition, it was found
that their Abolition master had sent them
away entirely destitute of money only giv
ing them a single five cent piece for the bene
fit of the whole number.
Among the negroes was a woman who was
not expected to live fron illness, when put
upon the train, and who was wholly desti
tute, as well as the rest of the negroes, of the
commonest comforts. Of course, these ne
groes will be sent back from Yincennes to the
brutal wretch who has thus turned them out
upon the world.
The above is but a fair illustration of the
hypocrisy of the pretended humanitarians
who are so greatly distressed about the 'poor
negro." Xew Albany Ledger.
"Just Dropped In."
A snAnow passed our window, the door
opened ; loooking up, we saw the form of
Mrs. Partington before us.
" I've just dropped in," she said. Dropped
in 1 and she weights one hundred and fifty il
she does an ounce. She held out her snutt
box as she said " Good-morning," filled with
Ike was by her side, and before we had
time to prevent it, he had both arms stuck
to the fly-paper on the desk before us.
" I've just dropped in to ask," she said, as
we looked up inquiringly, " what sort of a
crop the cessasionists will be likely to get
from planting cannon, that I see something
about in the papers. I don't believe it will
"Perhaps it may," we said, favoring the
idea, " we see many sprouts about in uniform
that are evidently sons of guns, and if, as Mr.
Field has said, a soldier's sire and grandsire
may be a sword, why not a gun have its de
scendants?" "May-be-so," said she, brightening np;
" may-beso; it isn't the most unlikely thing
that never came to pass, and that may be
why guns wear breeches. I declare that I
never thought of that before."
A Chaplain's Opinion of General McClellan.
Wb have frequently quoted from the cor
respondence of Rev. A. H. Quiut, in the Con
gregationalism as among the most interesting
records of the war. Mr. Quint, who was the
able pastor of the church at Jamaica Plain,
near Boston, enlisted, at the commencement
ef the war, as chaplain of the Second Massa
chusetts regiment, and has been a model
chaplain, faithfully discharging his duty as a
minister of Christ both to the living and to
dying men. In the last number of the Congre
gationalisc is a letter from him, dated near
Sharpsburg, Nov. 13th, in which he speaks
as follows of Gen. McCIellan :
. " The second is the removal of Gen. Mc
CIellan. Of course, the intimations that the
army would not fight under anybody else,
are perfectly foolish. Our men fight for their
country, not for man. I cannot answer for
any other corps than ours, but in ours, there
is a feeling of deep sadness at the loss of our
beloved, our trusted leader. I have hardly
yet seen the man who does not mourn over
it, although ready to give his successor all
their help. Indeed, the new commander is
personally liked. I remember the cheers with
which he was greeted the morning after the
battle of South Mountain, and how the cheers
redoubled when Gen. Burnsido, after entirely
passing the line, stopped to shake hands with
a wounded soldier hobbling along on crutch
es. But we remember how Gen. McCIellan
reinspired the shattered, despondent troops,
and by the magic of his name and presence
made the invincible army which, against su
perior force (I say what is true,) saved the
North at Antietam ; who restored the wav
ering fight of the right wing whose falling
back I witnessed; who infused life wherever
he went; who ordered an advance which he
stopped at the urgent request of corps com
manders; who would not throw his brave
men into a hasty advance and a winter cam
paign without suitable clothing. The soldeirs
remember these things; a few hundred thous
and men will remember then in some future
exercise of their civil rights. But, in the
mean time, they will follow the directions of
their leader ; they will give all their powers
to his successor; they will imitate the glori
ous patience, the heroic patriotism of their
late General, who loves hi3 country too well
to make his personal position any cause for
weakening that country's power. Do I " be
lieve in McCIellan yet?" Most heartily I do.
He was virtually deprived of command be
fore ; necessity recalled him, to save the cause.
He is deprived of command again ; but the
end is not yet.
" Holding such views I have been grieved
in reading most virulent attacks on Gen. Mc
CIellan even in a religious paper. His con
duct is a proper subject for fair criticism, such
as I have seenTn your own paper, while I
disagree with your conclusions ; but the bit
ter, malignant, personal attacks, such as I
have read, against a general actually in com
mand, were certainly unsuited to the columns
of a religious paper. I have seen such reit
erated week after week. I have seen what I
know, personally, to be actual falsehoods,
put forth in a spirit which should exclude
such a paper from every Christian home."
AT. r. Observer.
The Organising Talent of Gen. McClellan.
Tnx Albany Evening Journal edited by
Thurlow -Weed, the confidential friend of
Secretary Seward, says:
" He was called to Washington. He was
called at the urgent request of Gen. Scott.
He was called by the unanimous voice of the
people, ne found the " Army of the Poto
mac" a hideous mob. He found mutiny rife
in camp, and insubordination the presiding
genius of the field. He found Washington
filled with drunken soldiers, Colonels and
Rrigadier-Generals lying "dead drunk" at
mid-diy in hotel barrooms; regiments whose
commanders had not visited them for days;
discipline laughed to scorn ; riot and lawless
ness rampant all along our lines. He chang
ed all this. He brought order out of chaos.
He reinstated discipline. He cleared Wash
ington of the broods of uniformed sots that
had so long infested it. He compelled in
competent officers to resign. Ho compelled
Captains and Colonels and Brigadiers to make
their head-quarters with their commands, in
stead of at Willard's and the National ne
quelled the mutinies that threatened to de
stroy our army. He checked the disorganiz
ing and demoralizing tendency that had j
caused such profound and general alarm
throughout the country. He converted a
mob of worse than undiscipled soldiers a
rabble degraded by defeat and unmanned by
panic into what even Mr. Russell of the
London Times is compelled to call " one of
the Daest armies in the world."
"Without the organizing genius of Gen.
McCIellan, where would we have been to
day?" " 11 i
A Trcb Story. A long time ago, in our
native coounty, Elihu was directed by
his teacher to "overlook" a class reading a
portion of scripture, in a common school
The boys were reading from Job, and a " slow
coach" had to be prompted, which Elihu did
as follows : ' God smote Job with sore boils.'
The boy dragged out, deliberately. " God
fat Job with four balls I" Elihu was
struck dumb' and could only whisper in the
boy's oar " It was a devil of a charge wasn't
it." The boy mistaking it for the lesson,
blurted out" It was a devil of a
charge wasn't it " Of course Elihu tried
to check the boy, but unsuccessfully, and the
boy's defence to the teacher was that "lie
told him so." Ehhu " got hckod."
Our Book Table.
The Home Journal for 1863.
We have much pleasure in informing the
public that one of onr contributors for the
coming year, will be onr old friend and col
THEODORE S. FAY.
We confess to uncommon pride and pleas
ure in this renewal of intercourse with the
friend and intimate of other days, and we look
to be felicitated for it, by the established read
ers who constitute the family of the Home
We have in preparation, also, lor the com
ing year, several
VERY THRILLING STORIES.
Some of the ablest of living pens are engaged
for us, in translating from the French and
German; and our own original narrative-'
writers are among the first
We are fortunate, also, in travellers gone
abroad who are literary contributors, and we
are anticipating for our readers a most agree
able surprise in the quality of these
SKETCHES OF TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES.
But the feature of our journal, which we
have not yet mentioned, is perhaps the most
rtcherche of all ; its prominence as -
THE EXPONENT OF REFINED SOCIETY.
Our correspondence with the leaders of
fashion, in New York and the other capitalj,
is especially valuable in this respect, keeping
us unmistakably informed of the changes and
progress of what is commonly understood by
the " gay world." As we have taken some
pains to arrange the resources for this new
feature, we speak confidently of its promise ol
entertainment to our large circle of readers.
In this department, foreign journals are end
lessly inventive; and, with our industrious
ransacking of these, we are sure to select, for
the peculiar taste to which we minister, a
most relishing banquet.
will give the Journal their constant attention,
as before. Of the goings on, in the eventful
scenes and places of the country, Mr. Willis's
pen will give photographs, as usual General
Morris's Songs and Sketches will be embroi
dered on the thread of the passing moment,
as they have always been. Some of the best
intellects of the land are enlisted fcr us, also,
and we think we may promise to hold our
place as the journal which best enables the
family to keep conversant with the world.
For ono copy, - ' . " $3
Tor three copies, - ..... J
Or one copy for three years, - - 6
For a club of seven copies, - tO
For a club of fifteen copies, - 20
And at that rate for a larger club always ia
Address, . .
Morris & Willis, Editor and Proprietor,
107 Fulton-Street, New Work.
Odds and Ends.
I good society we are required to de oblig
ing things to one another; in genteel society
we are required only to say them.
A side-wheel war steamer is to be built at
the Portsmouth Navy Yard, the name for
which is to be the Sassacus. Saucy-cnsa for
a war steamer is quite appropriate.
" The complexion of my lady's brow is as
white as the milk in yonder pitcher," said
Simpkins at the table. "Yes, and got aa
much chalk on it," growled Cynicus.
When a man sees " tail oaks," it is natural
to infer that they were A-corns. When one
sees " tight boots" the proper inference is
that there will B-corns; and if the boots were
withdrawn, they would C-corns.
A Hit. " What sort of pain is produced
by a Minnie ball I wonder ?" asked the di
vinity student, looking np from an account of
the battle of Antietam. " Well, if fired by
one of Burdao's riflemen." replied X, "I
should say it would produce a sort of sharp
shooting pain." Vanity Fair.
A Terrible Warning.
A soldier of the 104th Ohio Regt writes
home as follows:
Quite a strange affair occured in Company K,
New Lisbon company ,)'a few days ago. One
of the boys got out of humor because be had
to prepare for dress parade, ne swore about
it a good deal and declared he wouldn't go
out; he "hoped God would never let him
speak another word, if he went out on dress
parade." ne went out on dress parade that
evening. (Soldiers have to obey their superi
or officers.) The next morning he was utterly
unable io speak The poor fellow cried bit
terly but it was too late. lie had prayed,
and was answered. Some said his language
was " I hope Jesus Christ will strike me dumb,
if I ge on another dress parade or batallioa
drill." Some say he did not go oat that eve
ning. But all accounts agree ia the main
noints. t. .. he wished to be made a mute.
and is now a mute. I have given you the
facts as they stand, vou can draw your own
Save Yocr Raos. Now is the time to
empty your houses of cast-away garments
and everything in the shape of rags which
generally accumulate in closets and garrets.
Paper of all kinds has advanced to unparallel
ed figures, and the demand for rags has in
creased proportionally. Rags should there
fore be carefully saved and brought into mar
ket, and now that the holidays are close at
hand, boys and girls should turn their atten
tion to the rag business and supply themselves
with change. Thoy will not only be well re
paid, but benefit newspaper publishers and all
consumers of paper.