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J.11ar.r 3 nont is3, ' Deroted to the Dissemination .r Gel Iarormate [Sgeed
NWBERRY, $. .., TUESDIAY, APRIL 11, a865.N MBE 10
"VO M I
THE-i TWEEKLY 1ERAL '
- IS 1TBLBHED AT
NNNSE W XRY A. 'H.,
Eyery. Aesdy, 1utsday and Saturday,
S yTha P. &). I. Greneker,
Tornio-$10f'r threeionths; inadvauce. Ad
erpsennts ineied at the rate of $,&for first
4sei twslv- lines or less, and $4 for sub
sequent insenion.
CWrespondence Between., Generals Lee
and Grant.
The fbWdinis the correspondence referred
to in,e esidet's mesag, in regad .4 the
* ioposet dferene to adjustterms of peace by
means*iamiitary,onvention:
LrrER ofTE M PR ENET.
- Rienxoir, Tha., Feb. 28, 48&5.
Co e mmahding, &c.:
mee-'. o in learn by he leter of Gen.
ongeieet the resuu'.of his second interview
h GenergI Ord. The point as to whether your
or Genel Gi-ant should invite the other W
g. you hic
vonfne is not w'rth dicus'i. r you hink
4h# stateents of Generil Ord render it probLg
.useful,that the-ionferece- suggested should. be
bad you l proceed as you. may prefe- ant
ar e withta the supplementary authority
doa a feed i'ar eddefati'n-of a f jro
poalion f*.aniiftary c vintiongor the^apyoint
MAO w.t6stmisstoner. t enter into such an ar
"ist least temporary,
Very trulyyours,
gaedJ Jnmason Dvis
TEROF GE. & . LEE.
-ih 24, 1865.
Lt. G U S
Gener Lta Gen. Longtreet has informed me
th conversaton betwe.n himself
an ajor Geueral Ord, as to. the- possibility of
arriving ald satisfactory adjustment of the pres
ent unhapp'y dificulties by means of' a. military
Cpigestion, Gen. Ord stated that if I sred to
have ti interview Wi*you qn'the s qct, you
wouldnot; declinb, pro1ided-I had authoiy to
&t. Sincerely desiring to leave nothtigd uniried
whibhny pOt an'end to the cala.iies of war;.
I popose to ne you at such a convenient-time
and place as you may designate, with the hope
that upon an ihterchange. of vie*s it Ay be
found practkable to submit tosuJfets of contro
versy bet*een the belWiereuts to . convention of
the kind mentioned.
In suche I an anthorized todowhae r
the resultof Wprposed interview may render
necessary,Wadvisabe .Should you 'seede to
this propositii _I would suggest ,hat i agreea
ble to'you; we meit at tie plac weleaed by
Gens. Ord atLqgstree-for the interview, at
i A. M.on Monday,next.
Very;rapectfhUy
Your obediet servatit,
(Signed).
(Signed) 'A. sst A. U
Headquarterj, Ma,=1865.
LETTER GE. U. SGRANT,
HwQETEHas,s AEMEzS U: S.
* - March 4th, 1865.
- Gen R.2 Me, commanding . S. Armies-:
e QExxa,*c4e wo letters of. the 2( th inst.,
were received' JTh regard to anyapehnd
misundersta,ading'ia' saference ..to the exchange
of political prisoners,Trtick there need be none.
-General Ord or-General Longstreet! have proba
bly misundsratood -what I said .to the-forrn-r o.n
the subj' ~ or-I may have. failed to. n'ake myself
understoobssibly. A few days before the
interview.between Generals Longstreet and Ord,
* I had received a dispatch frop General Huffman,
CJAminissary General-or prisoners, stating in sub
stance, that all prisoners' of~ sar, who were or
-had bn in close confinanet rirons,-whether
urpler iarges or senteneeli-bad een ordered.to
City Point ifor exchange. I forwarded the sub
-stance of that dispatch~ to -Lieut. Col. Mulford,
Assistant Agent of Exc.haage, and presumed it
'probable that he had cosbauniceted itto Colonel
RobertQOuld. ..
A ay.or'two after, an offender, who-was nei
het.prisoner 'of wat nor- a politcal prisoner,
raexecuted, after-a.fair and impartial. trial,
an4 in accordance with the,laws of wair-ann.the
usrges. of -giviized natins. It was in explana
tica dfi bis class of'cases -that I told Gen.Ord to
~eali to Gen. LonOfgstreet.
Reference to my letter. of February 16t ,ill
show my. understauding on the suWjeep oi
lng policikal or citizen pri.soners.
In regar4 to ineeting you.on'The 16th instant,
I wonid state th~at I have no auAority to accede
to your proposition f'or a confere.ce~on the sub
*es proposed. Such ambd5rity is vested in the
-President of the Upited Srttes alone.
Generaj Ord could only pave metat that Iwould
niot refus-e an .interview on'any subjecPwhich I
have a righf to act ; which, of course, would be
*siah as a-e pu~rely of a military character, anLa on
r.e subjct of each e; wh ich has been er,tr -
I have' the honor to be, very respeetfully, yotr
obedient.servantl
(Sigized) U. S. GRANT, Lient. Gen..
A Remedy for Extortion.
THE FREic SYSTEM.
The dail increasing price of food and otter
articles essential to subsistence, admonishes
us' that, unless a remedy can be applied, evil,s
of feirful r6gnitnde will arise?. Veople4pt jt
live,Wd things are fast ipproximIting thht
4>oint where none4but the very ,wealthy, the
speculator and extortioner, can get bread.
iThe poorer classes-the families-of soldiers in
the fiel., of mechanics in the emplby df
overnment, ind the idows and orphans of
eceased soldiers, are even now being reduced
to painful straits fp bsisteiice.- Sonlething
should be done, and'that promptly, to check
this-evil.
The French Government, under a similarly
eTpbar asing state 'of affairs, resorted to an
expediert, which 'nothinz but the. direst ne
cessity, ould justify, and yet it is one,Lwhich
affected prejudicially only, those whos6 realth
enabled them to buy up rgarket supplies,
either for'their ow.n luxurious living or for
purposes of spedulation. "f'it.operated harsh'
ly,.it wds but 4 com'paratively small portion
of the communiy that it injured. Under this
law, the Convention, through its agents, on
dertook.to control provision supplies, and
issue them out'ib citizens in q Uantities com
mensurate.with thei necessities. Heads of
families w*ere required% registet the numb'er
f..their fimilies and'to- 'procure ticket# en
titling th 'to purchase'a-given amount of
provision , regulated by- the number tb be
fed. All fared alike nd paid alike.. The
rich could command no more for- his wealth
than the poor for his pittanc Speculation
:,ud extortion-were checked, for these supplies
were seized, 6r imprezed, by authority of the
donvention, ind.:ere paid for at a uniform
price, fixed by Itiat-body, in government cur
reney,, Any attempt toconceal them, -or to
withhold them from iharket, ws severely
punished. ..
This ieasuae rbitrary..as itdwas, d jts
tifiableonly as one of extreme necessity, sub
%eved, we'believe; th'e pupqse for which it
st4hded.,.t brght dwn.the pice o1
4itiles of primie .necessity, -Vnabled -all. tg
five, allay$d discontent amoig the mbititude,
and restrained heartless exto.rtion. Whether
it would opeiate- favorably or prejudicially, as
applied to or own. afairs, .e- cannot say.
Perhaps.it migh4 furn'ish a-hint apon w4ich
to base sobne plai of remedy for' the 'dangers
which threaten to result from- the noiimously
increasing price oj6every thing essential tc
-the =aitepance or Jif. We give the his
torical precedent for what itib wodh4q-neithet
J'Approying nor disapproving, buttsimply de.
sig that something should be done in reliel
of the suffqring poor of the country.-[Mac-r
,Taurnal &'eMsenger.
PERsEVERANcF -When with flutteringbear
you make your few first struggling -steps to
ward thegoal of your endeavrs,which place
far 'nwards in tiocimness'of futurjty, ison,y
ilhiain;ted by the rays' ' :jecpd opon4 by
the dark,lantern of hope, while ever and anui
.ou stumbie a,gainst t e stones thatbestreii
yopzr path, or plunge into a qnagiinre .of dis,
appontment-when *you feel ,distressingly
'onscious. that you are alone,' witno, friendly
band to beckon you on, no guiding .voice tc
lead yoti safety past the dangerous by-puttu~
o cn to the high-road 'of security ; amid all this
'nd ten times~ worse, persevere ! What a mnar
asks, that h all have ! what a man seeks
that he shall 'fnd ; where he knocks, thern
shall a door be opened unto him-only h<
must persevere ! To alter, H1 borowing, .a
well- - own thought, the first' .equisite foi
suce is perseverad1ce, the secondl is perse
verance, and, the third is still-perseverance
To persevere, is to defy the frowns-Df fortuzni
and the world,-to subdue circumstances to on
will, to conguer demons, to scale precipices
to remove mountains! Oh ! that we could m
bue the young wifr this indoibitable speirit
that we could cry with trumpet-togue to eu
feeble, to- the fain earted to the despondang
4 the world and oppe ~-prseere.!
This is the Beauty of whih Byron say'si
"She was'a form of Life and Light,
That sun, become 'a pkrt,of sight,
-And rose,-where'er I turned my eye,
Te Mor4gg.tar; of Memory!"
-M e ffellows, 'bantering 1 a ndf
codhpanion, remai-ked, 'that if -al flesh was
grass he must be a load of hay. "I suspec
I am," said th.e man, "from the- way the asse
are nibbling at me."
"Come, Chale,get up; it's dIe ely bir
tapaces- the worms."
"I know, sis, but. Pe bad the worh, and
Proverbial Philosopy.
BY THE SOLOMON IN ORDINARY TO
THE -RITISH NATION.
1. An umbrea upon thine arm may make,
it actle, but should rain coie, the umbrella
will preserve thy elotbes; -Choose betwixt a
trifling pain and a tailor's bill.
- II. Other persons were born about the same
as thyself, and have been growing up ever
-since, as well as thou. The'refQre be not proud.
IIL Preserve %w sec&ti' fronj thy - wife;
for if she discover them, she wiF grievet not
that tBou hast kept from her thy secrets, but
thy confiden,e.
IV, Yet confidence may be mrisplaced, as
when thou .goest out in thin patent leathern
boots,*simply because the pavement before
thine own door has dried.
V. The girl who is destined to be tly wife,
although now unkaown to thee, is sure to be
living sothewhere or other. Hope, therefore,
that she is quite *ell, othevise'think polite
ly about her.
IVI. ducate thy childrq, lest one of these"
fih6& dyathey educate thee'in.a s6hool with
no, vacations.
VIL 0 how good was Nature, that placed
great rivdrs nearAgreat towns!
VII.I. A traveller, journeying wisely, may
learn much.' Yet much may also be learned
by him vrho stays at home.,k,ie
IX.:Au-insant persoi,may lie to tlee, and
yet be innocent, and thouinayest lie to. him,
-and be praiseworthy.:. Nw all persons are
somewbat insanelbut do beware of-lying as a
general rule.
X. Heat expands things, and jherefore in
h7t weather the days are lengthned. Moral
hets sonVtimes expond thy mind, but they
fend not to the lengthening qf thy days.
XI. Say not that thou knowest a book un
til thou hast read it, all. Yet s0fne bois
thou mayet throw.aside, partially read. Here
i thou judgest a crimial unbeard. What
then? .
XLI. I do not say to thee, ."Marry, for it
trill exalt thee,'yet was there subtle meaning
in- those whose,sageit was to say, "Marry,
Iom! u.p."
X1 1j. Cool things are used to cure fever,
yet the over-coolnes .of a friend's. act will
throv .thee into heat.
XIV- We knonethiug, and yet it-is know
jngsomething to know that thou knowest
both ing.
-XV. By aconceit, a certain red fly bath
been called a Lady bird, and bidden to fly away
home. The coonsel is good -evea to her who
is neither bird'ior~fly. Therei&no place like
home. -
XVI.- He who alwa*ys holds his.tongue, will
one. day haye nothing else t6 hold.' Yet'i, is
no good to e:ever-garrulous.
VII. The weather-cock, working easily,
can tel1 thee tie way'of the wind; but if the
her-cock stiekr the 6darse of tbe wind
apt be ;influenced thereby. .Remetnber
XVHIL: if thy heart is in the Highlands, it
is not here.
:I Virtuous love is wholesome.. 'There
foe be virtu.us, to -lake. thyself othy of
self-love. Not, of course, that thou there
by.#evented fwm loving somebodyelse.
XX. Talk to_thyself and insist on a reply,
yet not bdfore the world, it think' that
nbbody else will talk to t
XXI. A cat, even if she be friendly, nev.et
approaches th~ bj a direct coursg. Nc more
does a truth, Tfriend ; bat winding round-thy
stuipidities, anid rubbing up against thy pre
j'udices, it reach,es thee gently-and. then per
haps.scratches.
XXII. A stitch in~ time saves nmne, Il
therefore thou 'feelest one in thy 'side, .be
thankful, 0 friend.
XXIII. Love .the moon, for she abide$ it
the night, to-give us jight in the'dark;'steeas
the sun only shines in the day tilne,- 'wen
there is plenty of li'ght, and liis. aasjt.uce ii
net .wanted. Such is the differe ce betwem
reil and raLge charity. . .
XXIt -SoooNknew several ings, al
iowing for his age, het I coud teach him a
few others.-Psn&.
-PATriO'rIsM OF.'fBE TRUE Onx.-A patriotit
gentleman from Petersburg proposes, througi
the Richmond entind4 to be oriiof twenty
five to give $200,000 ,eath, to ~nera
LEE's army. If no others .agree to this pro
position this geitlemnan authorizes the Benti
nel to say, that tjg sum of $200,000, propose<
as a gift to himseN,..will be paid by- him t<
any one of whom Gen. LEE may designate
Surely the Confederacy c'arL produce twgnty
four other men.are as lavge of heart as thir
noble-spirited gentleman, and who will re
spond to this generous propostion~
A Block ofTunrble rub n Italy foi
the South Carolina Stat House, npsj .suar
mounts the firemen's mo ' s4 in a.Chicagt
cemetery, having been cQp ad'mn tryug~
t run the~ blockad- to~ it gina! destinatior
9
Interesting from the SouthWest.
AUGusT April,5.-Wetern papers. of late.
dates report the enemy moving through ie i
terior of llabama in large force, from pointa on
the Tennessee river. Twd divisions were near
Montevello, commanded by -McCook. The ehemy
are in force ear TuscaloosL Six thousand
started from Tuscumbia, dividing at Jasper.
One columf went to Tuscaloosa, 'the othes to
wgrds-MonteveHo.
.McCook's commid was at Elyton on Thursday,
March 28th, with a ' large wagon traim and
'artillery. They burge' the village, of Elytcn and
the Red Mountain Iror Works.
The enemy have.tapped the telegrph: line at
unknown poInts and are despatcing to Solther'
offices.
General, lanton despatched to. his'wife on
March 28th "I was -Wounded seriou:ly and left
by the enemy below Pollard; wa' paroled t
report at,Barrancas on the 5th -of ApA"
The Clarion, of the 27th ulU'no, states tbttwo
columns of' the Yankee' -re advaned on
Columbus,, Mississippi One 'from ile,
ieached a point tbirty-fiveiles above bus 7,
another started froni Memphis, 4,00vstrong
well provided iith pack males and well mounted,
forePontotoc, Kiss.
The steaters Gertrude and -Natchez collided
at the mouth of Spanish river neaf 'Mobile, at
midnighton Friiay, Mrch 31st. The Gerrd
sunk in a few' minutes. Her 'crgo, valued as,
$2,000,009, consisting of provisions belongirig
citizeis, who' had purchased them to supply
tbemselves durirrgthe.siege of Mobile, was'w total
loss. The Natchef was uninjured.
Captain -V on Lock, of the, priateer Re
tribu.ion. is in prison a.a.
The Savvnna Repiblican, -of March Statr *
reports-that Many societies have been organlzed '
in'Eqgland for-the purpose. 'of sendi,g material
assitance for the benefit of freed' men in' the
South.
T ipGP.HDC CDVXUNic,pN BE,wis Eqe '
-LAID-D.'iAIA.-o'mmunication ' by tele-.
graph 4etween -England 4nd Inia within
eight hoiirs and a-half. is one.of' the reeent
startling fatts reeorded ii the European jour
nals. The London Star says:
The result is due in Do small measurg to the :
enterprise of the Turkish. 'Government. The
Sultan propose at an' early ,period to con
struet, and hasat length carrie4 at, a- line
from Constantinppoe across the Asiatic pjo
vinces of the Eripire, on .conditiontt a line
to India shai0l be cornplr*d by the, EngliS 4
Government from 'Buss6rah,.at the head'of ti.
gulf, to Kurrachee. It is this. arrangement
which is now in* operation.. The subramine
line along tbe shores of the gulf and' the coast
of Beloochistaais under English -arrangment;
and worked by Englash telegraphists, while
romn Bessotah oi.wa;d - tb line is entirply
'Turktish. '
IA SUD R FR Corpms8-A friend a
forms us th'at his wife has ..tried the fIdwinz.
recipe as a substitute for 'cepperas, ;and found
-Oi it answerf the parposd well: Take aquantity
ofold.iron and. put"in an eaten pot then p4ur
on sufficien; vinegar or sour beei to cover the
iron ; let it stand two or three weeks; then use
it ag asolution of copperas. , The.-iron shoiuld be
free from grease or paint -io tha6 the aid may
,operate freely.-Coppeas is.nothing, mer than
asulphlate of iron, : and theirefore, $he aotv
ecipe must be rgi ble.
How Mst Lxvss nas Tmx, WA CosT !---- -
cial statemients, carefully m&le. up in the War
~DepartmenL,- will show, it is;said that the numbee
of the isoldiers. irr- our 'service who have iIei
since' the 'war - began, will reatch 'ihe stai-!.
number of two'hundred and forty thousand, *
very nearly a quarter' of 'a million ! .1' th#sk
two hundred and twenty-one thousand gsve
actually flied in the service from wounds or iok
ness in -the field and in~ hospitals.-[{Yankee
~To tax Fa s- o0'r.LDIEs. ru .GmENEBM-J
E. JOBNsTON' 4.--- lar. postmaster '
having b*n appjointed to serve in this apsy the
better toa facilitate the delivery of smail'parues
yriting.toicers o.r soldiers df'this ,comimand
wil beparticular to give as addrews, the Onmpany,
Registent, Briaaile or'stafon wbich' they may be
servig and "ohnston''rV sdsia
con. s -
11Alnewspape is'rCUlate.
eldfndas in Hlood's tale of a trumpet:
dfedThere was Mrs;F.,
She might have worn a precussion sap1
And been hit on the heaid wi!oti hear ng i~
.snap.-' A.A
A TERRIBI. S-rArE oFAFFAIRs nLouxr&.
- 4cording to all accoum~s a fearful condi
tiol of things exists in' atLouisians. The ' '
country iinfetew ith-jyawkersbbers
dead by the wajide. Women have- also-~
een killed. In short, anarchy reigns sU

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