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VOL. XIII.—NO. 18
gone: to the war.
BY HORATIO ALGER, JR.
From the Boston Transcript.
My Charlie has gone to the war,
My Charlie so brave and tall;
He left his plow in the furrow.
And hew at his country’s call,
May God in safety keep him,
My precious boy—my all.
My heart is pining to see him,
I miss him every day:
My heart is weary with waiting,
And sick of the long delay.
But I know his country needs him,
And 1 could not bid him stay.
I remember how his face flushed
And how his color came.
When the hash from the guns of Sumpter
Lit the whole laud with tlame,
And darkened our country’s banner,
With the crimson hue of shame.
‘“Mother,” he said, then faltered—
-1 felt his mute appeal;
I paused—if you are a mother,
You know what mothers feel,
When called to yield their dear ones
To the cruel bullet and steel.
My heart stood still for a moment,
Struck, with a mighty woe ;
A faint of death came o’er me—
I am a mother, you know—
But 1 sternly checked my weakness,
And flrmly bade him Go.”
Wherever the fight is fiercest
I know that my boy will be ;
Wherever the need is surest
Of the strout arms of the free,
May he prove as true to his country
As he has been true to me!
My home is lonely without him,
My heart bereit of joy—
The thought of him who has left me
My constant sad employ;
But God has been good to the mother—
She shall not blush for her boy.
Tlie Paris Duel Between Capt. Moses
and F. G. Farquar, of Virginia.
Among the passengers by the steamer
Edinburgh, was Captain C. L. Moses, of
Saco, Maine, whose duel with the Hon. F.
G. Farquar, of Virginia, has previously
been referred to. He is still suffering from
his wound received in that affair, the par*
ticulars of which are thus given in the Com*
merciat Advertiser :
Capt. Moses, although a South Carotin*
ian by birth, is a strong and devoted adhe
rent to the cause of the Union, and during
his journey through France made no hesita
tion in expressing his feelings and sympa*
thies for the United States Government,
and bis abhorrence of the Southern traitors
and rebels. Hon. F. G. Farquhar of Vir
ginia, meeting the Captain at a hotel in
Baris, and knowing his parentage, re
proached him in opprobrious terms as a
renegade from his native State.
He charged him with being a traitor to
the South, and a man of no honor because
he abandoned her when she needed all the
services of her sons, particularly of her
seamen and navigators. He took occasion,
in his vituperation, also, to cast impunities
upon the character of Northern ladie3,
which, as the captain bad married a New
England wife, waß resented by a tremendous
blow, entirely doubling up the chivalric
Virginian, and laying him in ordinary for
the remainder of the evening.
Farquar was taken charge of by his
friends, and when be had gathered his scat
tered faculties, sent a challenge to the cap
tain by the hands of his friend Mon 3. Ste
phanie. The challenge received a prompt
response, and no* twenty four hours from
the first meeting of the combatants, they
stood on the banks of the Seine, prepared
to take each other’s lives. The weapons se
iecied were Derringer pistols, the distance
ten paces, the combatants being ordered to
wheel and fire at the given signal. Farquar
'was boastful and coarse in his manner and
remarks. The captain was calm, though
determined.
Ail being ready, Capt. Moses handed two
letters to L s second, one addressed to the
American Consul at Liverpool, and the
other to his wife at Saco, Maine, to be de
livered in case he fell. He then removed
his coat, bandaged back his hair from his
eyes, and took his position. The word was
then given, and, with a simultaneous re
port of both pistols, the combatants fell
to the ground. Both were shot through
the head. Farquar received a mortal
wound with which he lingered several days,
finally dying at a hamlet a few miles from
Baris, where he had been removed to avoid
the noise of the city.
Bolore dying he solicited an interview
with Capt. Moses, made an acknowledg
ment ot his base conduct, and solicited the
latter’s forgiveness, which was freely grant
ed. The Captain escaping from the French
police, took refuge at Liverpool, where he
was concealed by the American shippers of
that city, and sent on to New York by the
Edinburgh.
lie isuow at the Stevens House, in this
city, where he lies in a very critical condi
tion. The ball of bis adversary passing im
mediately under the ear, caused a severe
concussion of the braio, which was more
dangerous from the fact that the Captain
had received a severe wound iu the head in
the Mexican war. He bleeds frequently
from the ears, and remains in a condition
constantly threatening apoplexy.
— lt is represented as a dry time at Cairo
—do whisky, do excitement.
NOTES OF THE REBELLION.
REBEL QUARRELS.
The traitors are growing more quarrel*
some as the time for a “ Presidential ” elec
tion draws near. The Richmond Examin
er, an original secession orgai£ is as bitter
as gall upon Stephens. It charges the coU
ton States with monopolizing all the im
portant offices to the exclusion ot the Bor
der States, and moreover accuses Stephens
of being a corrupt man. It says “the
South has done nothing to deserve such an
infliction as the putting of Stephens in a
position where there would be an even
chance cf his becoming President for five
or six years,” from which it appears that
Jeff. Davis’ lease of life isn’t thought to be
worth much ; and the Examiner closes its
article thus:
He (Stephens) is the pet, the idol, the hope
of every corrupt spoilsman and jobber in the
South. For some reason, best known to them
selves, they thiuk “Aleck Stephens” the great
est man in the country, and that when he
mounts the pnrple they will be all right. The
circumstance is a suspicious one. Let it teach
us caution.
HOW THE BLAIR AND FREMONT PAPERS WERE
MADE PUBLIC.
The papers m the Fremont and Blair
cases were first published in the Cincinnati
Enquirer. The Cincinnati Commercial,
after statiDg that a Mr. Belman had been
sent to St. Louis as a correspondent of the
Enquirer, thus accounts for the appearance
of the papers:
In the course of human events, the Hon. R.
M. Gorwiue, who is fully determined not to
relax an effort until rebellion is crushed out,
was made judge advocate of Fremont's army.
He of conrse knew Hr. Belman, and with his
accustomed courtesy to the representatives of
the press, tendered him the “ facilities ” usual
in such cases—that is to say, an armed chair,
deskroom and stationery.
It came to pass, as Gen. Fremont was about
to take his departure for Jefferson City, that
the judge advocate had a press of business,
and needed the labors of a copyist. He
availed hrmself immediately of tbe services of
Mr. Belman, who was to be properly compen
sated foi bis toils in making fair copies of a
certain correspondence, it being necessary to
forward duplicates of the papers in the case to
Washington.
Mr.Belman, in copying the letters, found them
interesting, and wondered they had not been
in the newspapers. It was his leading article
of faith, that nothing upon the globe accom
plished its destiny until it made its appearance
in print, with proper headlines. Therefore, as
he copied letters from Jessie Benton Fremont,
and A. Lincoln, and Francis P. Blair, and John
C. Fremont, he was astonished at the want of
enterprise in the press of St. Louis, and with
perfect naturalness took copies of the afore
said for nse in his correspondence; and so one
copy of the correspondence was sent to the
President, and another to the Cincinnati En
quirer.
For some days after the event of publication,
St. Louis, Fremont, and Washington City were
in a condition of surprise and wrath. The in
domitable Belman, panoplied in innocence, was
late in finding out there was a row, and still
later in knowing himself as the instrument
of Providence visibly working in the nation.
The state of mind of Col. R. M. Corwine, “when
he learned all,’’ is said to have been stupen
dous.
It may not be improper to [state in this con
nection that Mr. Belman has from St.
Louis.
GENERAL ANDERSON’s RETIREMENT.
The Louisville Journal of Monday says
General Anderson, in conversation yester
day morning, speaking of his being com
pelled to leave his native State at this time,
says, lie deeply regrets that * his feeble
health renders it necessary for him to do so.
The selection oi L;s successor is, however,
entirely satisfactory him.”
general orders—no. 6.
Headquarters dkp’t ok the Cumberland,
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1861.
The following telegraphic order was re
ceived yesterday at these headquarters :
Brigadier General Anderson: To give you
rest necessary to restoration of health, call
Brigadier General Sherman to command the
Department of the Cumberland. Turn over
to him your instructions, and report here in
person as soon as you may without retarding
your recovery.
(Signed) WINFIELD SCOTT.
Washington, D. C., Oct. 6,1861.
In obedience to this order I hereby relin
quish the command of this department to Brig
adier General Sherman. Regretting deeply
the necessity which renders this step proper, I
do it with less reluctance btusause my succes
sor, Brigadier General Sherman, is the man I
had selected for that purpose. God grant that
he may be the means of delivering this depart
ment from the marauding bands, who, under
the guise of relieving and befriending Ken
tucky, are doing all the injury they can to
those who will not join them in their accursed
warfare. UOBKRT ANDERSON.
Brigadier General U. S. A., Commanding.
Official:
Oliver D. Greene, Asst. Adj. Gen’l.
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 7.
Hbadqk’s of the Cumberland, )
Louisville, Oct. 8, 1861. j
Brigadier General Robert Anderson having
relinquished tbe command ot this department,
in General Orders No. 6. of this date, the un
dersigned assumes command of this depart
ment. w. T. SHERMAN,
_ Brig. General.
Oliver D. Greene, Asat, Adj. Gen.
THB war IN KENTUCKY.
Gen. W. T. Sherman, wbo has taken
SAINT PAUL. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1861.
command in Kentucky, is actively engaged
in preparirg an army to drive the rebels
from the State. His headquarters are at
the Louisville Hotel, at the room lately
occupied by Gen. Anderson. The following
general order was issued on the 9th :
I. The chiefs of the different departments of
the staff ot this military department are
directed to estimate at ence for funds adequate
to the eupplying of i n army of (GO 000) sixty
thousand men.
11. A Quartermaster and Commissary of Sub
sistence will be detailed by their respective
chiefs for each of the armies now in part of
Louisville and Lexington. They will be&ber
ally supplied with funds to b? disbursed for
transportation aud supplies.
111. The Chief Quartermaster and Ordnance
officer will see that Col. Buckner Board’s regi
ment of cavalry is supplied with horses and
armed and equipped as cavalry at the earliest
possible moment.
IV. Commanders of armies in the field and
commanders of separate detachments, will use
all possible efforts to protect the property of
the inhabitants of the country. Whan forage
is taken it must be paid for, and when articles
of subsistence are taken, a certified account
thereof must be forwarded to the Chief of Com
missary at Louisville to be paid and charged to
the regiment commanding taking the property.
Other damages must be certified to aud held
over, till the restoration of peace, to be ad
justed.
By oommand of BRIG. GEN. SHERMAN.
Oliver D. Greene, Ass’t Adj. General.
ROSKCRANS MORE THAN THEIR MATCH.
A man named Michael Price, one of the
first advocates of secesssion in Virginia,
and recently in the army, opposed to our
forces under Gen. Rosecrana, has become
disgusted with the cause, and returned to his
home near Harper’s Ferry. He controlled
and exercised great influence in getting the
State out of the Union; but has became
convinced that the Confederacy can’t stood.
He now wishes his Union friends to inter
cede for his return to loyalty. On Thurs
day he diDed at tbe house of an old friend,
and remarked that the rebels might as well
fight against the devil or North Star as
Rosecrans. “For,” he said, “just as we
thought we had got him, he was all arownd
us. At other times, when we thought we
were safely encamped for the night, be
thought he would attack us, aud did, too.”
He says, also, that Rosecrans is more than
a match for all the rebel forces west of the
mountains.”
AFFAIRS AT RICHMOND.
The Washington Sunday Morning
Chronicle publishes an account of an inter
view with Mr. Eyster, who has just return
ed from Richmond, where he was sent as a
prisoner July 23rd, the day alter the bat
tle of Manassas. Mr. Eyster says that he
was surprised on gaining his liberty to find
the universal despotism which the rebel
government exerted over all classes. The
people looked abject and subdued, and every
man seemed to suspect his neighbor. The
conclusion he formed was that the people
were dissatisfied with their government,
and always afraid lest they should betray
their loss of hope in the men they had plac
ed over them. Very little business of any
kind seemed to be dorng, and he did not
think there was much inducement for
merchants to part with their goods
and receive in return worthless confed
erate notes, which to keep in circulation
it requires the penalty of death againt any
one who refuses to receive them. He re
mained a short time in Norfoik, waiting for
a flag of truce to go to Fortress Monroe,
and took lodgings at a boarding j house in
order to avoid, as a much as possible, public
observation. But he luiieJ to escape in
sult, for even the women would point to
him while sitting at table, and try to hurt
his feelings by their intemperate remarks
against the North. Norfolk is well forti
fied, and is occupied by 12,000 men,
while 25,000 men were represented to be
encamped at Yorktown. Whisky was
cheaper in Norfolk than ice-water; the
former selling for ten cents a glass, tbe lat
ter at a shilling a glass.
total depravity about reached.
We all know what sort of beings the
spirit of secession makes of most'of the meu
aDd boys upon whom it fastens itself. The
following from the Frankfort Commonwealth
shows what it has made of a late preten
tious citizen of Louisville. The stealing of
tbe State arms at Elizabethtown was not,
it seems, tbe first act in Blanton Duncan’s
career of theft:
When this individual (Colonel Duncan) left
Kentucky the only charge that existed against
him consisted in treason against his Qovern
ment, and in inducing hundreds of young men
to follow him into his treasonable purposes, al 1
to curry favor with the people of the South, to
save from confiscation his land and negroes.
This was* bad enough in all conscience to damn
any man of aound sense, mnch more a man as
devoid in that respect as the aforesaid Duncan.
But that is not all now. When he bad taken
these young men—naked and destitute—and
mustered them into of the rebels,
some charitable ladies of Maryland purchased
and sent to them a lot of blankets distinctly
labeled: ‘‘For the use of the destitute Ken
tuckians.” This man Duncan abstracted the
label and afterward sold those same blankets
to the “ destitute Kentuckians ” that he had
induced to abandon loyalty and home of plenty
for four dollars apiece.
This is reported as the reason of his
tion, aud the change of the name of the com
pany commanded by Captain Harvey, from
that of the “Duncan Rifles” to that of the
“Harvey Rifles.”
THE POSITION OF JOHN BELL.
The Tribune has a correspondent who has
traveled extensively in the South, and who
writes as follows :
John Bell, his public renunciation of loyalty
to the Union to the contrary notwithstanding,
has really neither heart nor hand in the great
Southern rebellion. He goes with his section,
not because he thinks it is right, but because
it is his section. He pronounces himself a reb
el—however, not one of choice. He believes,
or at least expresses the opinion, that the “war
of subjugation” undertaken by the North is
wrong, but, on the other hand, loses no oppor
tunity in declaring the Southern revolution un
justified. Whenever he visits places of public
resort he takes occasion to denounce, the Jef
ferson Davis dynasty in unmeasured terms. His
past public services secure him immunity from
the consequences this offense would entail up
on any other, but render him at the same time
unpopular among the thorough-going rebels.
The late confiscation of some of his steamboat
property has greatly irritated him, not sulfi
ciently. however, to make him more forbear
ing with the administration of affairs at Rich
mond.
\ FRENCH SYMPATHY.
The Debats, a leading paper in France,
thus speaks of the capture of the forts at
Hatteras Inlet:
For the first time since the commencement
of the war, the news from America (received
under date of oth September.) is favorable to
the Union party. The teat of arms at Hatteras,
which cannot bat be of very great importance,
greatly brightens the chances of the cause
which has naturally all onr sympathy, as we
believe it has that of all Europe.
The Moniteur, also a leading journal, has
an American correspondence rejoicing over
the Hatteras affair us a signal victory for
the Government. The same writer, who is
understood to be a gentleman in Prince
Napoleon’s suite, iD another letter says
“ that the Northern soldiers have the dash
of the French and the solidity of the Eng
lish.” Appearing as these things do in
official and leading journals, they indicate
the sympathy of France, and will exercise
an influence elsewhere. They offer small
hope of recognition oi the rebel govern
ment.
THE TEXAN SOLDIERS.
Several of tbe Texan soldiers sent to West
Point have deserted. The monotony and
inactivity of garrisou life does not suit them
after their frontier experience. It is veiy
seldom that au old soldier can remain con
tentedly at a northern post after he has
spent a few year 3 at the South or West. In
his estimation the freedom and excitement
of frontier soldiering more than counter
balance the hurdships aud privations he is
often forced to endure.
The Rebel Ship Bermuda
The N. York Tribune obtains information
about the rebel ship Bermuda from “a gen
tleman arrived last week from Savannah,”
who is “ vouched for as a man in whose word
implicit reliance may be placed.” The 1 1 i
bune says:
Mr. Edward C. Anderson, ex-Mayor of
Savannah, went over to England in Lord
Ducie’s yacht America, which was, if our
memory serves us, in the port of Charleston
sometime iu June, for the express purpose of
buying arms. The Bermuda was seDt out
by Mr. Anderson, aud brought G. 500 Eufield
rifles purchased by him. This, we under
stand from our informant, is only one install**
ment of Mr. AndersoD’s purchases, as three
to live more steamers are looked for with
confidence at Savannah, ail to bring arms.
The Bermuda gets, of course, a high freight
on these arms, but her profit will be still
larger ou a return cargo of cotton, should
she be as fortunate in getting out as she was
iD getting ia ; and the double chance of a
good voyage both ways is inducement enough
for all these steamers to take tbe risk of
capture. The Bermuda, it seems, was ex»
pected, and m iy, possibly, have been signaled
somewhere 6u the coast At any rate, at
the precise mom ant to suit her convenience,
a heavy cannonading was opened at u distant
post by the rebels, and hlocKaJirig squadion
hastened thither to ascertain its cause.
When out of. sight, the Bermuda slipped iu,
—The following table shows the debt of
the United States at the time of the adop
tion of tbe Constitution, at tbe close ot the
last war with Great Britain, and its pro
bable amount in the coming year, together
with the amount per head of the population
at those three several periods :
1787. 1815. 1862.
Debt $80,000,000 $127,000,000 $500.01)0 000
Per head 20 16 16 66
The Seat of War in Missouri.
The St. Louis Republican publishes a very
excellent map of that state, and accompanies
it with a statement which we copy. Though
their article was written mainly to explain
the map it will contain much of interest to
the general reader:
We know our readers all appreciate the
pains we have taken to present, in this issue,
a map of the seat of war in the west, inclu
ding all that part of Missouri lyiugaouth of
the Missouri river, from Kansas City to St.
Charles, and embracing (together with a
large section of Illinois) the portion of Ken
tucky, Arkansas aud Tennessee which is
likely to become the scene of conflict. At
present, however, -we give the map for the
puspose of aiding our readers to form accu
rate ideas of the campaign in Missouri,
whice is now looming up into gigantic im
portance.
The breadth of the state in that portion
given in our map, averages about 300,miles.
The principal towns and cities are St. Louis,
Jefferson City, Boonville, Lexington, Inde
pendence, Kansas City and Cape Girardean.
Besides these important military points, are
Pilot Knob, Rolla, Warrensburg, Warsaw,
Osceola, Bolivar, Springfield and Neosho,
the two first named—Pilot Knob and Rolla
—being occupied by United States troops,
and the other places in the southwest being
in the possession of the rebels. Bird’s
Point, just below Cairo, on the Missouri
side, is strongly fortified by the Federal
forces, while Charleston and Belmont, imme
diately south, are possessed by tbe enemy.
Belmont, by an oversight, is not marked on
our map. It is opposite Columbus, a ferry
plying between the two posts.
The force of the country South ot the
Missouri river is undulating, rising into
high, rocky hills as it approaches the lead
and iron regions on the Osage range. Tbe
Southeast is low and swampy, and full of
lakes, extending back a considerable dis
tance, and reaching from the Great Swamp,
a few miles south of Cape Girardeau, be
yond St. Francis Lake, far into Arkansas.
Tbe swamps and lagoons are redered al
most impenetrable by a dense
cypress and other trees. The region extends
West of the St Francis river and es far
up as Greenville, ‘the boundary of the
swampy tract is marked by a line of fertile
highlands, beyond which the country rises
North, Northeast, East and Southeast. The
highlands along tbe Mississippi river ex
tend from a little above the head ot the
Great Swamp, with occasional depressions,
to the Missouri river, the most elevated
part being between Ste. Genevieve and Sul
phur Springs, or the valley ot the Mara
mec, where the limestone banks climb up,
in some places, to over 350 feet above the
water. From the Mississippi, at a point
below Cape Girardeau to the mouth of tbe
Missouri, this undulating country spreads
West to the Osage aud its brunches, where
the rugged character ol the surface disap
pears. Between the Gasconade and the
Osage, a range cf elevated laud approaches
the Mi-souri river, which is the Nor;hern
most offset of the Ozark mountains. To
the West of this region the country is more
open, and is characterized by rolling prai
ries, diversified aloug the streams with
strips of stunted timber. Naturally this
part of the State is abundantly prolific,
but in the last few years a succession of
floods and droughts have so interfered with
agricultural operations, especially near the
Kansas border* that many of the inhabit
ants have been driven off for fear of famine.
The 6ubsistance ol a large army has so
drained that portion of the country recent
ly, as to have laid it almost bare.
The river- of the State, besides the Mis
sissippi and the Missouri, are numerous.
The Maramec, which empties into the Mis
sissippi twenty miles below this city, has a
course of one hundred and seventy-five
miles, the White and Et. Francis, which
drain large sections in the south part of
the rotate, are properly rivers of Arkansas.
The most considerable affluents of the
the Missouri within the State are the Osage
and Gasconade. The Osage is about four
hundred miles long, rising in the plains be
tween the Kansas and the Arkansas rivers,
aud joining the Missouri a few miles below
Jefferson City. The forks of the Gasconade
take their source in the mountainous region
about Springfield. Numerous creeks and
small’ streams traverse all sections of the
Slate, being generally well timbered, and
furnishing those essential items to camp
life—wood and water.
Tbe railroads of the Missouri are tbe
Pacific, (Main and Southwest Branch.) tbe
Hannibal ar.d St. Joseph, the North Mis
souri, the Iron Mountain and the Cairo and
Fulton. The mam line of the Pacific is
completed to Sedaiia, a distance of one hun
dred and eighty-nine miles, and the i-joutb
west Branch to Rolla, one hundred and
thirteen miles, Ihe Hannibal aud St. Jo
seph extends across tbe State, two hundred
and six mile 3. The North Missouri
nects with tbe Hannibal and St. Joseph at
Hudson, one hundred and sixty-eight miles
from St. Louis. The Iron Mountain rail
road has a length ot eighty*seven miles.
The Cairo and Fulton road has been com
pleted to Charleston, twenty-one miles from
Cairo, but has been rendered useless for
transportation.
Below we give as accurate a table of distac*
NEW SERIES-NO. 411
ces between the several points of interest
in this State as we have been able to pre
pare. The variations from positive correct
ness will, we thipk, be found to be few :
TABLE OF DISTANCES.
St. Louis to Jefferson City 125
do to Sedalia 189
do to Lexington 239
do to Cape Girardeau 150
do to Cairo .-..200
do to Pilot Knob 87
do toßolla 113
do to Springfield 233
LexiDgton to Warrensburg 22
Sedalia to Warrensburg 35
do to Clinton 38
do to Warsaw 3G
do to Independence 93
do to Kansas City 109
Cliuton to Osceola 28
do to Paplinsville 45
Osceola to Fort Scott 56
do to Bolivar 35
Bolivar to Springfield 30
Springfield.. ..to Carthage 55
do ....to Neosho 70
do ... .to Fayette (Ark.) 108
do ....toßolla 122
do .. ..to Lebanon 50
Columbus(Ky)to Cairo 20
do .. ..to Charleston 20
Cape Girardeau to Pilot Knob GO
Pilot Knob...to Pocahontas (Ark.) 100
A Good Word from France^
From -lie New York Timet, Oct 9.
The French journals think more of our
success at Hatteras Inlet than did those on
the other side of the Channel. The Debats
of the 17th September, welcomes it as a
decided victory “ for the cause which has
naturally all our sympathies.” The kindly
tone of the subjoined paragraph shows how
gladly they will hear of other victories to
the national arms:
“ For the first time since the commence
ment of the war, the news from America
(received under date of sth September) is
favorable to the Union party. The feat of
arms at Hatteras, which cannot but be of
great importance, greatly brightens the
chances of the cause which has naturally
all our sympathy, as we believe it has that
of all Europe.”
The Moniteur, too, continues to publish
frequent letters from the United States, per
vaded by an unmistakably friendly. spirit
towards tbe Union cause. In a late one it
rejoices over the Hatteras affair as a “signal
victory” for the government, and the writer,
who is understood to be a gentleman in the
suite of Prince Napoleon, in another letter
from Washington, reviewing the mili
tary organization of the army of the Poto
mac, declares the northern soldiers have “at
once tbe dash of the French and solidity of
the English.”
We are unable to republish these articles
on account of the pressure of matter on
our columns ; but, appearing as they do iu
tbe official journal, they canaot fail to pro*
du e an immense amount of good through
out Europe, and throw a considerable
amount cf cold water upon the hopes of
the gentlemen who are waiting to transact
"Confederate” businessjwiib his Excellency
M. Thou venal.
A New Confidence Game.
It will be remembered that a few weeks
since it was reported that six gentlemen had
been elected Representatives to the Federal
Congress by the Uuion men of North Car
olina. The most prominent of these gentle
men was Charles Henry Foster, who made
great professions of loyalty to the General
Government, and gave glowing accounts of
the rapid increase of the Union sentiment
iu the o!d North State, and also promised
to raise a brigade of volunteers in that
state to crush out secession. He, conse
quently, acquired very speedily a newspaper
notoriety, if nothing more. The other the
said-to-have-been-elected representatives
from North Carolina have not yet appeared
at the National Capital; or if they have,
they have been eclipsed by the glare of Mr.
Foster’s glory. But this latter person seem 3
to have suddenly fallen into disrepute.
His statements about the political sentia
ment of his State, it is strongly hinted, are
untrue, and that as to his raising any vol
unteers there, more doubts exist than about
Du Chaillu’s Gorillas; indeed, it is said
that he has not been in the State for six or
eight months, and that he is seriously sus
pected of playing a confidence game for the
purpose of obtaining the three thousand &
year given by government to her law mak
ers. These iiems are all obtained from Re
publican sources, and, as the times run, are
not to be doubted. The New York Times’
Washington correspondent puts the finish**
ing touch on Mr. Foster’s “patriotism,” as
follows :
Emerson Etheridge has most effectually
snuffed out oDe sputtering candle. Mr.
Charles Henry Foster, who claims to have
been elected a member of Congress from
North Carolina, sent a letter franked by
himself to Mr. Etheridge, requiring that
gentleman to supply him with stationery,
which the Clerk very prop rly refused to
do, not being willing to concede the per
quisites of a member of Congress to a man
that only claims to have received a baker’s
dozen of votes, and whose claim even to so
many as that is strongly questioned.
—Certain persons are endeavoring to re
vive In Paris the use of the funeral pyre,
and the perservation of the ashes of the dead
in nrns, Inetead of the system of inhumation,
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