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My Charlie has gone to the war,
My Charlie so brave and tall ;
lie left his plow in the farrow.
And Hew at his country’s call,
May tlod in safety keep him.
My precious boy—my all.
My heart is (lining to see him.
I miss him every day :
My heart is weary with waiting.
And sick of the long delay.
Bat I know his country needs him,
And 1 could not bid him stay.
1 remember how his lace flushed
And how his color came.
When the flash from the guns of Sumpter
Lit the whole laud with flame,
And darkened our country's banner,
With tire crimson hue of shame.
*■ Mother." he said, then faltered—
-1 f. It his mute ..ppeal;
3 paused—if you are a mother.
You know what mothers feel,
When called to yield their dear ones
To tite cruel bullet and steel.
My heart stood still for a moment,
Struck, with a mighty woe :
A mint of death came o’er me—
I am a mother, you know—
But i stern’y checked my weaknea:
And firmly' bade him Go. "
Wherever the fight is fiercest
I know that my boy will be :
Wherever the need is S', rest
Of the strout arms of the free,
May he prove as true to his country
A - he lias been true to me 1
My home is lonely without him.
My heart bereit of joy—
The thought cl him who Laa iefune
My constant, r-ad employ ;
But (lod has been good to the mother—
.-he shall not blush tor her boy.
The Paris Duel Between Capt. Closes
and F. t». Kuri|iur, of Virginia.
Among the passengers by the steamer
Edinburgh, was Captain C. L. Moses, ol
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*
mtrcial Advertiser:
Capt. Moses, although a South Carolins
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 his abhorrence of the Southern traitors
and rebels, lion. F. G. Farquhar of Vir
ginia, meeting the Captain at a hotel in
Paris. 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. lie took occasion,
in hi- vituperation, also, to cast impunities
upon the character of Northern ladies,
which, as the captain bad married a New
England wife, was resented by a treni ndous
blow, entirely doubling up the chivalrio
Virginian, an i laying him in ordinary lor
the remainder of the evening.
Farquar was taken charge of by his
ends ■ when be had gathered his scat
tered (acuities, sent a challenge to the cap
tain by ' hands of his friend Mens, Ste
ps • The challenge received a prompt
r< -ponsc, and r.c» twenty feur hours from
ti, first meeting of the combatants, they
■•0‘0-t the banks of the S- ine, prepared
to take each other s lives, f'he weapons sc
.t e d were Derringer pistols, the distance
. p ‘as, the combatants ,% ein:r ordered to
;' 1 I it h< git en sia ia'l. Farquar
rse ii his manner an i
: . Hie Captain Was eaaii, though
r •. •. ' . i inded two
:< •;T • 4. s secci.b, one addressed to the
American Consul at Liverpool, and the
oili-i to his wife at Saco. Maine, to be dc
iivcie fincu ehe fell, lie then removed
’ is co st. bandaged back ids hair from hi?
ve- and took bis position The word was
tii :i giv, n. and, with a simultaneous re
ar, ci both pistols, the combatants fell
to the ground. Both were shot through
ti o head. Farquar received a mortal
'vound wirh which ne lingered several days,
tin ■ !y dying at a hamlet a few miles from
f’aris. where he had been removed to avoid
tii noise ol the city.
Dolor, dying he solicited an interview
with Capt. Mo.-es, made au acknowledg
in', ut of his base conduct, and solicited the
latter's forgiveness, which was freely
i. Ihe Guptam escaping from tie* French
ounce, took refuge at Liverpool, where he
>...i cont.-aifcd by the American shippers of
city, and sem on to New Fork by the
lie H now at the atevens House, ia this
oitv, wbtiv ne lies in a very critical condi
••iuu. Iho ball cl his adversary passing im
. imdiateiy under the tar. caused a severe
concussion uf the brain, which was more
j daruernua lroin the tact that the Captain
had received a severe wound in the head in
j 11*6 Mexican war. He bleeds frequently
from the ears, und remains in a condition
constantly threatening apoplexy.
—lt is represented us a dry lime at Cairo
—do whisky, no excitement.
The traitors are growing more quarrel
some as the time for a “ Presidential ” elec
tion draws near. The Richmond Examin
er, au original secession organ , is as bitter
as gull upon Stephens. It charges the cot*
ton States with monopolizing all the im
portant offices to the exclusion ot the Bor
der States, and moreover accuses Stephens
ot 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 live
or six years,” from which it appears that
Jeff. Davis’ lease ot 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 think “Aleck Stephens” the great
est man in the country, and that when he
mounts the purple they will be all right. The
circumstance is a suspicious one. Let it teach
us caution.
The papers in the Fremont and Blair
cases were first published in the Cincinnati
Ei quirer. The Cincinnati Commercial,
alter stating 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 lion. R.
M. Corwine, who is fully determined not to
relax au effort until rebellion is crushed out,
was made judge advocate of Fremont’s army.
He of course knew Mr. 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 the services of
Mr. Belman, who was to be properly cornpen-
foi his toils in making fair copies of a
certain correspondence, it being necessary to
forward duplicates of the papers in the case to
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 irom 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 use iu his correspondence ; and so one
copy of the correspondence was sent to the
President, and another to the Cincinnati En
For some days after the event of publication,
St. Louis, Fremont, and Washington City were
in a condition of surprise and wrath. The in
-1 doruitable Belman, panoplied in innocence, was
! late in finding out there was a row, and still
later iu knowing himself as the instrument
of Providence visibly working in the nation.
The state of mind of Col. R. M Corwine, “when
I he learned all,” is said to have been stupen
It may not be improper to [state in this con
nection that Mr. B ituau has .retired from St.
The Louisville Journal of Monday says
General Anderson, in conversation yester
: Gay morning, speaking cl Iris being com
pelled to leave his ..alive .Mate at this time,
1 says, he deeply leguts that his feeble
, health rentiers it necessary tor him to do to„
| The selection o. his successor is, however,
entirely sa'.isfatu-ry him.”
G£>’Jll{AL OKDithS-—ti.
LonsviiLE, Kv. Oct. 8, 1801.
The following telegraphic order was re
ceived yesterday at these headquarters :
Brigadier General Anderson: To give you
rest necessary to re toration of health, tail
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.
Washington, D. C., Oct. G, ISGI.
In obedience to this order I hereby lelin
quish the command of this department to Brig
adier Genera! Sherman. Regretting deeply
the necessity which renders this step proper, 1
do it with less reluctance because my succes
sor, Brigadier General Sherrfian, is the man 1
had selected for that purpose. God grant that
lie may be the means of delivering this depart
ment troin the marauding bands, who, under
the guise of relieving and befriending Ken
tucky, are doing ail the injury they cau to
those who will not join them in their accursed
Brigadier General U. S. A., Commanding,
j Official:
Oliver D. Greene, Asst. Adj. Gen’l.
GENERAL orders no. 7.
Headqu’s of the Cumberland, 1
Louisville, Oct. 8, lsol. j
brigadier General Robert Anderson having
relinquished the command ot th.s department,
in General Orders No. 6, of this date, the un
deraitrued assumes command of this depart
ment. W. T. ft HERMAN,
Brig. General.
Oliver D. Greene, Asst, Adj. Gen.
Gen. W. T. Sherman, who has taken
command in Kentucky, is actively engaged
in preparirg an army to drive the rebels
from the State. Ilis headquarters are at
the Louisville Hotel, at the room lately
occupied by Gen. Anderson. The lollowing
general order was issued on the 9th :
1. The chiefs of the different departments of
the staff of this military department are
directed to estimate at once for funds adequate
to the supplying of . n army of (60 000) 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 liber
ally supplied with funds to be disbursed for
transportation and 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. When 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 and held
over, tiil the restoration of peace, to be ad
By command of BRIG. GEN. SHERMAN.
Oliver D. Greene, Ass’t Adj. General.
A man named Michael Price, one of the
first advocates of secesssion iu Virginia,
and recently iu the army, opposed to our
forces under Gen. Ilosecrans, has become
disgusted with the cause, and returned to bis
home near Harper’s Ferry. He controlled
and exercised great influence in getting the
State out of the Union; but has become
convinced that the Confederacy can’t stand,
lie now wishes his Union friends to inter
cede for his return to loyalty. On Thurs
day he dined at the 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 hud got him, he was all around
us. At other times, when we thought we
were Bafely encamped for the night, be
thought he would attack us, aud did, too.”
He says, also, that Rosecraus is more than
a match for all the rebel forces west of the
The Washington Sunday Morning
Chronicle publishes au account of an inter
view with Mr. Kyster, 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. Kyster 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 be formed was that the people
were dissatisfied with their government,
and always afraid iesc they should betray
their loss of hope in the men they had plac
ed over them, Very little business ol any
kind seemed to he doing, and he did net
think there was much inducement for
merchants to part with their goods
and receive in return worthless confed
erate notes, which t.j k-vp in circulation
it requires the penalty of death againt any
one who refuses to receive i iem. tie re-
mained a short time it; Norfolk, waking for
a flag of true- to go to Fortress Monroe,
and look lodgings ut a boarding house in
order to avoid, as nauch as possible, public
observation. But he failed to escape in
sult, for even the women would point to
him while sitting at table
his feelings by their intern rate remarks
against the North. Norfolk is well forti
fied, and is occupied by 12,000 m. n,
while 25,000 men were represented to he
encamped at Yorktovvn. Whisky was
cheaper in Norfolk than ice-water ; the
former selling for ten cents a glass, the fat
ter at a shilling a glass.
We ali know what sort of beirgs the
spirit of secession makes of most of ti e meu
and boys upon whom it fastens itself. The
following from the Frankfort Commonwealth
shows what it has made of a late preten
tious citizen ot Louisville. The stealing ol
the .State arms at Elizabethtown was not,
it seems, the 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 Govern
ment, and in inducing hundreds of voting men
to follow him into his treasonable purposes, all
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 sound sense, much mote a man as
devoid in that respect as the aforesaid Duncan.
But that is not all now. When he had taken
these young men—naked and destitute—and
mustered them into the army 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 blanket-:
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 resigns
tion, and the change of the name of the com
pany commanded by Captain Harvey, from
that of the “Duncan liflles” to that of the
“Harvey Rifles.”
T he 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 notw.’h-tanding.
lias 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 liis section, lie pronounces kitnsrli u reb
el—however, not one oi choice. He believes,
or at least expresses the opinion, that the "wai
ol 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 coniiscatiou of some of his steamboat
property has greatly irritated him, not suffi
ciently. however, to make him more forbear
ing with the administration of affairs at Rich
The Debuts, a. leading paper in France,
thus speaks of the capture of the forts at
Hatteras Inlet:
For the first time sines 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 but be ot very 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 Momteur, 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 il Prince
Napoleon’s suite, in another letter says
“ that the Northern soldiers have the dash
of the French aud the solidity of toe Eng
lish.” Appearing as tlies' 1 things do in
official and leading journal, they indicate
the sympathy of France, and will exercise
an influence elsewhere. They offer small
hope of recognition u; the rebel govern
Several of the Texan soldiers
Point have deserted. The monotony and
inactivity of garrison lift does not suit them
after their frontier experience. Il is vety
seldom that au oid soldier cau remain con
tentedly -at a northern post after he lias
spent a few years at the South or West. Ia
his estimation the freedom and excitement
of frontier soldiering more than counter-
balance the hardship, and pm'a:iOL-s he is
odea io.eed to endure
The Releel Ship Bermuda
The N. York 1 ribune 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 'lli
buae says:
Mr. Edward C. Anderson, cx-Mayor of
Savannah, went over to England in Lord
Ducie’s yacht America, which was, it our
memory serves us, in the port of Charleston
sometime in June, for the express purpose of
buying arms. The Bermuda was sent out
by Mr. AmL-rsou, and brought G. 500 Enfield
rifles purchased by him. This, we under
stand from our informant, is only one install
ment of Mr. Anderson’s purchases, as three
to five more steamers are looked for with
confidence at Suvaunuh, ail to bring arms.
The Bermuda gets, of course, a high freight
on these arms, but her profit will be still
larger on a return cargo of cotton, should
he be as fortunate in getting out as she was
in getting in ; and the double chance of a
good voyage boll, ways is induce merit enough
for all these steamers to take the ri.-k of
capture. The Bermuda, it seems, was ex«
peeU-d. md in pe-sibly,have hernsUnahd
- Aiiovbete da the coast At any rats, ut
the precise mom to suit h.. convenience,
a heavy cannonading i mtd at a distal i
pop by tire rebels, arid hi ku lilig squadron
t astern d thither to ascertain its cause.
W hen out ot,sight, th. Yicrtmidu slipped in
j! t.rv to hurt
—The following taoie shows the debt of
the United States at the time of the adop
tion of the Constitution, at the close of the
lust war with Great Britain, and its pro
bable amount in the coming year, together
with the amount per heed of th population
at those three several peri.-ds :
17«7. 1815. 1802.
Debt. $>0,01:0,000 $127,000,000 SSOO 0;>o 000
Per head 20 1(5 10 OS
ut *.o \\ est
The Seat or War in Missouri.
The St. Louis Republican publishes a very
excellent map of that state, and accompanies
it with a statement which we copy, i bough
their article was written mainly to explain
the map it will contain much cf interest to
the general reader :
\Ye 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 ail that part of Missouri lying south 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 and Tennessee which is
likely to become the scene o conflict. At
present, however, we give the map for the
puspose ot aiding our readers t< form accu
rate ideas cf the camptupti in Missouri,
white is now looming up into gigantic im
; The breadth of the state iu that portion
given in our map, averages about 300 miles.
I'he principal towns and cities are St. Louis,
, Jefferson City. Boonville, Lexington, Inde
pendenee, Kansas City and Cape Girardeau.
Besides these important military points, are :
i’iiot Knob, liolla, Warrens'ourg, Warsaw,
Osceoia, Bolivar. Springfield and Neosho,
the two first named—Pilot Knob and Kolia
—being occupied by United States troops,
and the other places in the southwest beiDg
in the possession ot the rebels. Bird’s 1
Point, just below Cairo, on the Missouri
side, is strongly tortified by the Federal
forces, while Charleston and Belmont, imme
diately south, are possessed by the enemy.
Belmont, by an oversight, is not marked on
onr 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 Usage range. The
Southeast is low and swampy, aud full ot
lakes, extending back a considerable dis
tance. and reaching from the Great Swamp, ;
a lew miles south ot Cape Girardeau, be
yond St. Francis Likf. far into Arkansas.
Hie swamps aud lagoons are re dered al*
most impenetrable by a dense growth ef
cypress and other trees. The region extends
West of the St Francis river and ts far
up as Greenville. the boundary oi the
swampy tract is marked by a line of fertile
highlands, beyond which the country rises
North, Northeast, Fast and Southeast. The
highlands along the Mississippi river ex
teud Irom a little above the Lead ot the
Great Swamp, with occasional depressions,
to the Missouri river, the most elevated
part being between Sts, Genevieve and Sul
phur Springs, or the valley of the Mara
hk-c, where the limestone banks climb up,
in some places, to over 350 Let above the
i water. From the Mississippi, at a point
below Cape Girardeau to the mouth of the
Missouri, this undulating country spreads
West to the Osage and it:- branches where
the rugged character ol the surface disap
pears. Between the Gasconade and the
Osage, a range cf elevat'd land approaches
the Mi-souri river, which is the Nor hern
most oflset of the Ozark mountains. To
the West ol this region the country is more
j open, aud is charactti ized by roiling prai
ries, diversified along the su-ams with
strips ot stunted timber. Naturally this
• part of the Ft ate i? anucduntly prolific,
but iu the last few yrurs a succession ot
lloods and droughts L.»ve so in’.entered with
agricultural operation-, t .-pv.h.diy near the
Kansas burner, that mat y of ti e inhabit
: ants have been driven el) to: fc* r ot famiu
The subsistance oi a m
; drained that portion of the country recent
ly as to have laid it a!mus„ bare.
The river of the State, besides the .Mis
sissippi and the Missouri, are numerous.
T he Maramee, which empties into the Mis
sissippi twenty miles below this city, has a
course ol one hundred and seventy-five
miles, the White and bt. Francis, which
drain large sections in the south part of
the State, are prop rly rivers of Arkansas,
i The most considerable afiiuents ot the
the Missouri within thebiute 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,
i and joining the Missouri a few miles below’
! Jefferson City. The forks of the Gasconade
take their source iu the mountainous region
. about Springfield. Numerous creeks and
j small streams traverse all sections of the
State, being generally well timbered, and
| furnishing those ess> ntial items to camp
liie—wood and water.
1 The railroads of the Missouri ore the
Pacific, (Main and Southwest Branch.) the
| Hannibal and St. J seph, the North Mis-
I souri, the Iron Mountain and >.i:e Cairo an l
Fulton. The mam line of the Pacific is
; completed to Sed.Jia, a distance of one bun
| dred and eighty-nine mi Vs, and the South
’ wast Branch io Kolia, one hundred and
i thirteen miles, 'he Hamiibai and Sr. Jo
i seph extends across the State, two hundred
! and six miles, ihe North Missouri “you
| .loti with the Hannibal and St. Jose pa at
i Hudson, one hundred and sixtv-cight miles
I from bt. Louis. I'he Iron Mountain rail
' road Las a length of eighty-seven miles,
j liie Cairo aud Fuitou road has been com
pieted *o Charleston, twenty-one miles from
j Cairo, but has been reudered useless for
I transportation.
1 Below we give as accurate a table of dista: •
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 thick, be found to be few :
St. Louis to Jefferson City 125
do to Sedalia ..189
do to LexiDgton 239
do to Cape Girardeau 150
do to Cairo 200
do to Pilot Knob 87
do toßolia 113
do to Springfield 233
Lexington to Warrensburg 32
Sedalia to Warrensburg 35
do to Clinton 38
do to Warsaw 36
do to Independence 93
do to Kansas City 109
Clinton ...to Osceola 2s
do to Paplinsville 45
Osceola to Fort Scott 56
do to Bolivar 35
Bolivar to Springfield 30
Springfield.. ..to Cartilage 55
do .. ..to Neosho 70
do ....to Fayette (Ark.) 108
do ....to Holla 122
do .. ..to Lebanon 50
Columbus(Ky)to Cairo 20
do .. ..to Charleston 20
Cape Girardeau to Pilot Knob 60
Pilot Knob...to Pocahontas (Aik.) 100
A Good Word from Fraute.
from he New York Tunes, Cot t*.
The French journals think more of our
success at Hatteras Inlet tkau did those on
the other side of the Channel. The Dehats
of the 17th September, welcomes it as a
decided victory “ lor the cause which has
naturally all our sympathies.” The kindly
tone ol 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) i 3
favorable to the Union party. The feat of
arm 3 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 the 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 geutleman in the
suite of Prince Napoleon, in another letter
from Washington, reviewing the mili
tary organization ot the army of the Poto
mac, declares the northern soldiers have “at
once the dash or the French and solidity of
the Eugiish.”
We are unable to republish these articles
on account of the pressure ol matter on
our columns; but. appearing as they do in
the official journal they cannot fail to pro
uu e an immense amount of good through
out Europe, and throw a considerable
amount of cold water upon the hopes of
the gent'emen who are waiting to transact
“Confederate” businessnvkb Lis Excellency
M Thou venal.
A New Confidence tinuie.
It will be rem< mbered that a few weeks
since it was reported that six gentlemen had
been elected Representatives to the Federal
Congress bv the Union men of North Car-
olina. The most prominent of these gentle
men was Charits Henry Foster, who made
great professions ol loyalty to the Central
Government, and gave glowing account of
the rapid increase of the Union sentiment
in the old North State, and also promised
to • -ii-c a brigade of volunteers in that
■mv has so
{State to crush out secession, lie, conse
quently, ueq tired very speed:;y a newspaper
notoriety, if nothing more. The other lit Q
-uid-to-have-been-elected representatives
from Norm Carolina have tot 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 seems
to have suddenly fallen into disrepute,
llis statements about the political sentin
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
Hu 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 o! obtaining the three thousand a
year given by government to her law mak
ers. These i.uns are aii obtained from lie
publican sources, and. as the times ran, are j
not to be doubted. The New York Times' j
Washington correspondent puts the finish
ing touch on Mr. Foster’s “patriotism,” as
follows :
Emerson Etheridge Las most effectually
snuffed out one sputtering candle. Mr.
Charles Henry Foster, who claims to have
been elected a member of Congress from
North Carolina, seat 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 coucede the per
quisites ol a member of Congress to a man
that only claims to have received a baker’s
dozen ol votes, and whose claim even to so ,
many as that is strong ty questioned.
—Certain persons are endeavoring to re» 1
vive in Peris the use of the funeral pyre,
and the perservation of the ashes of the dead
in urns, instead of the system ot inhumation,

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