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IIo.Qar. Detainment 80th Ohio,
IIDST8VILLB, Ala., April 20th.
Ma. Editor, Sir: rerhaps a few
words from Boldier in the army of
the Tennessee would be interesting, at
leagt to those of your readers of whom
are my friends and relatives. And as
I have been some time away from my
native State, I feel very anxious to
once more have the privilege of roving
in my oil stamping ground, and says
ing I am once more a free man. ' But
till, when I look around here, and
see men who are free from the army,
on either side, and still they talk trea
son to the soldier that came but to
protect the Constitution, and lawsof
the United States, then I feel as
though I could spend my tima here t o
'the best advantage; but still I hope
the time is near at hand when we can
all return home and reraiiu in quiet
nesswhen these traitors will return
to their . allegiance and ask to come
back under the protection of tho Con
stitution. ' But I also fear there will
have to bo a change in our policy as
well as theirs before ' this "is brought
about. The officers of ourgloriou3 ar
my are all working toojmuch "at pres
ent for laurels and money. They are
not looking at the interest and wel
Uro of the brave soldier that , stands
the hardships of war, nor do they
ncc think that theso bravo men,
nsarly one-hilf of whom left loving
wives and children to. mourn their ab
sence. No, they never think once
hit the private is the mm that should
et the honor. ' They' are raised, as
they think, above a common man, and
they will stop around cimp with as
rnuoh stylo and aristocracy put on, as
though they cared not whether this
rne.l wr would ever cease or not;
this is the appearance of some. But
whilst some of our brave boys re-cn-listed
as veterans, and are home spend
ing thair thirty day's furlough with
their loving fathers, mothers, wives
n iswcet-hearts, there is a small squad
of us left in Dixie, and we will put the
time in as beat we can until their re
turn; and I hope they may meet their
friends and acquaintances, and spend
their thirty days in joy, fortliey have
stood many hardships since they last
parted with them. The boys that did I
not re-enlist are nearly all mon that
left families at home, and have made
up their minds to spend the coming
winter with their families. They all
look hearty .at present, and doing
their duty as good soldiers. We un
derstand that thero are some citizens
of Harrison eounty who have said that
all who did not ro-enli3t arc traitors to
their country. I would like to ask
theso men, when they talk this way,
why they themselves don't turn out
and enlist to fight the battles of their
oountry, and not crawl round home
and talk about boys who have left
home and friends, and came to their
country's call, and stood the hardships
of war aud camp life for three years
baok. : Now these men would like to
Beo this war' carried on until their
views were fully carried out if they
ould have somebody else to carry it
on, and they be left at homo to talk
about otheis that are in tho field, but
we who did not enlist to serve three
years longap considsr all such men as
these, afraid of their own shadows,
and hardly worthy of notice. But as
it is getting late, I will not say any
thing more at present. Hoping all
may return home in peace and har
mony, I am,
Yours respectfully, .
Sergt. J. COOKE, .
. Co.I,80th O.V. I.
, A . Pair of Spasms.
The Spiritual Harbinger says:
"In the twelfth hour of tho glory of
God, the life of God, the Lord in God
the Holy Procoduro shall crown the
Triune Creator with the perfect dis
elosive illumination. Then shall the
creation,, in its effulgence, above the
divine s eraphine,' ariso into the dome
of Ine disclosure in one comprehensive
revolving galaxy of supremo croated
. beatitude."
To which the Cayuga Chief learned
ly responds: . . '
''Then shall blockheadism, the jaok
assical dome of disclosire procedure,
above the' allfired great leather fungus
of Peter Nippinneygo, the great goos
berry grinder rise into the dome dis
eiosive until ebequal, coextensive, and
conglomerated lunaxe, in one grand
comprehensive mux, 'shall assimilate
into nothing and revolve'likY boh
pussy cat after the space where
it was." ;i a .1 ,i.u.j't
the tail was.
- g5A Charleston paper proposes
offfriflaCall' amnesty Jo, all negroes
m" tbaUaitecl 'States army providing
tUt return at. once to slavery. -This
0.1 4
An Important itHttfrlcal Letter.
The Portsmouth (0.) Times', of the
23rd inst , publishes for the first time,
the following letter from Hon. S. V:
Chase, to a prominent Republican of
that plaee. ' The original recently
came into the possession of tho editor
of tho Time3, which ho well remarks
is of great vlue, as revealing the pol
ioy that controlled the leading states
men of the Republican party just pre
vious to, and at the time of, their in
stallment into power. It throws con
siderable light upon the animus of
those members of the Peace Confer
ence, who thought the Union would
not be worth a curse, in the language
of Senator Chandler, of Michigan,
without a little blood-letting. The
following is a copy of Mr. Chase's
"Washington, Feb. 9, 1861.
"Dear Sir Thanks for your note
and explanation of that vote. It may
be useful. There is a greater dis
Haifa dozen of the Border State gen
tlemen have been in our room to night,
Etheridge and Stokes of Tennessee,
Adams and Bristow, of Kentucky,
Gilmer, of North Carolina, and others.
but seo no reason why we should sac
ER to help them, for the purpose of
one. Yours, cordially,
Can any ono who reads this letter
of Mr. Chase fail to seo who brought
this war on, and who is responsible for
the present condition of things. Read
tho letter over again, particularly the
lines in small capitals.
When Mr. Chase wroto that thero
was a greater disposition to compro
mise thon ho liked to see, he meant
among his own psrty friends, for the
Democrats were all for compromise to
avoid civil war and separation. Mr.
Chase, of course, resisted the disposi
tion to compromise, which ho found
among his party friends. Tho result
is now upon the country in ono of the
most stupendons and sacrificing wars
of modern times.
To tho entreaties of the Border
State men" he turned a deaf ear. - He
could see no reason why the Republic
can party "should sacrifice permanent
ly a large power" to help them, "for
the purpose of gaining temporarily, a
little ono." He regarded tho perma
nent ascendency of the Republican
party of far more importance than the
peace of the Border States, and their
retention in the Union. This letter of
Mr. Chase will form a part of the his
tory of the fall of the great American
Republic, and connect his nanio indis
solubly with its destruction. Cin.
Quern Victoria) writing for tlie
! til mi Time An Extraordi
nary. Cuiiiinuuicatloai.
F om the New York Exnrcisi.
In the London Times of the 6th,
appeal's tho annexed remarkable com
munication, whioh, by unanimous as
sent is attributed to Queen Victoria.
This communication has excited great
attention, not less on account of the
high position of the writer than be
cause of the sentiments to which she
gives utterance.'" It is looked upon as
a direct reply to certain articles in the
English journals, relative to her Ma
jesty's disappearance from public life
now, only temporary and to the
course which she has marked out for
herself in the future. Some of the
passages (says the Liverpool Times)
are inexpressibly touching and beauti
ful, and it reads more like an appeal
to the sympathy of her censors than
an impeachment of their reasoning.
It is, moreover, the first instance in
English history in which the occupant
of the Throne has held direct inter
courto with tho public press of the
! "An erroneous idoa seems generally
to prevail, and has latterly found fre
quent expression in the newspapers,
that the Queen is about to resume the
placo in society which she occupied
before her great affliction: that is, she
is about again to hold levees and drawing-rooms
in person, and to appear as
before af; court , balls, concerts, &c.
This idea cannot be too explicitly con
tradicted. ,., . .;
, "Tho Queen heartily appreciates the
desire of hor subjects to see hor, aad
whatever sho can do to gratify them In
this loyal and affectionate wish she will
do. Whenever any real object is to
be attained by her appearing on pub
iio occasions, any national interest to
be ' promoted, or anything to be en
couraged which is for the good of her
people, her Majesty will not shrink,
a$ .she has not shrunk, from any per
sonal 6a.crifico pr exertion, however
painful." "J""," , " "
) "But there are other and higher du
ties' than, those of. mere representation
which are now thrownupon the Queen,
alone and unassisted duties) which she
tnnot negtoci without injury' to the
public aerrice, which weigh, unceasing; '
ly upon her, overwhelming her with
work and anxiety.
"The Queen has tabcired conscien
tiously to discharge these duties till j
her health and strength: already sha
ken by the titter and ever'abiding des
olation which has taken the place of
her former happiness, have been seri
ously impaired.
To call upon her to undergo, in ad
dition, the fatigue of these mere State
ceremonies which cart be as well per
formed by other members of her fami
ly, is to ask her to run the risk of en
tirely disabling herself for the dis
charge of those other duties which
cannot e neglected without serious
injury to the public interests.
"The Queen will, however, do what
she can in the manner least trying
to her health, strength and spirits, to
meet the loyal wishes of her subjects;
to afford that support and countenance
to society, and to give that encourage
ment to trade which is desired of her.
"More the Queen cannot do; and
more the good feeling of her people'
will surely not exact trom tier.
Advice to- Jeff. Invis Growls
from the People.
A late number of the Richmond
Enquirer contains tho following re
markable article: , . , -
To his Excellency the President of
the Confederate States, Sir: A wise
and magnanimous Chief Magistrate
will not turn a. deaf ear to the well
meant suggestions of the humblest
citizen; and, therefore, I address these
lines directly to you, that you may
judge yourself, free from the interven
tion of any one else whatever.
I will not speculate upon the proba
ble results of the loss of Richmond
and E-ist Tennessee, and Northern,
Eustern and Western North Carolina.
But I think I can see very clearly
how Richmond and Virginia may bu
defended and held by eur armies, and
I look forward to the happiest results
from such a consummation.
We hare arms and ammunition in
abundance, and men enough, and
ther is food enough in tho country,
in my opinion. If this be so, and the
whole world must sooner or later know
it if it really be so then if Rich
mond and Virginia be not snccessi'ully
defended, an awful responsibility must
rest somewhere.
I believe we have not only food suf
ficient for the men and horses, but
that there is ample railroad transpor
tation to place it in Virginia, where
it is most needed. I have seen two
thousand heavy packages of goods
exposed for sale at a single auction;
lawns selling at fifty dollars per yard
that were not worth fifty cents, and,
studying the subject,, I found the se
cret of the scarcity and high price of
provisions. 1 tound that no uovern
raent could compete with banded spec
ulators, realizing such profits. . ihey
can afford to pay express companies
and railroad companies ten times the
freight paid by Government." Every
day I see express wagons filled with
heavy packages of provisions at the
doors of the departments and bureaus
in this city, and I infer that the fav
ored officers (non-combatting) have
plenty, even if the soldiers, wading
threugh fire and blood, are kept for
month on short rations. ,
These things are still seen and
known by tho soldiers, who are still
patient and patriotic. It is true,
thousands ot dollars are expended in
advertising express agents will carry
food to tho army thanks to their
patronizing omnipotence. But the
parents of the soldiers will not send it
unless they can be present and deliver
it themselves.
But the remedy. I would humbly
suggest to your excellency the neces
sity of exterminating speculation in
food and raiment. Let the Govern
ment take the entire surplus of these
indispensable articles into its own
keeping, as it has taken the entire
population of certain sge3. Then
make everything give way to Govern
ment freight, and accumulate in Vir
ginia not only enough for the army,
but for the families of the soldiers,
ic. . Nothing could bo easier or more
simple. Let the surplus products be
paid for .at schedule prices, and sold
at the same, the army being provided
for, and there will bo no more specu
lation. ' Your Excellency knows how
salt has been supplied in Virginia ; ev
erything needful can be supplied in
tho same way, and we could maintain
the war for fifty years. ' ' ' ! ;
I trust your Excellency will listen to
a word as to men. They are not to be
supplied by a few clerks from the de
partments. ' Indeed, it would be a
crying injustice, such as would ascend
in thunder, to Heaven, to remove some
of them those who have left house
and land, and forsaken all for the
cause, having here parents, little sis
ters and brothers depending on their
salaries for a scanty subsistence.. ' No ;
remove only those who cannot ake
affidavit that they have no other means
of supporting those dependent on them
but their. salaries, and this will reach'
a large per cent.: ! But look narrowly
to the hon-eomriissioned officers here,
who arOi patronized by the express
wagons i, young men, red-faced and
robust, and rich, who go about boast
ing their ability to keep their clerks,
in .spite of law and orderlook for
fhose iqi alVth Departments and Bu
reaus ; aye eyeri j,u ff6 Conscription
Department itself, ana the, besom, need
not be? idle.'"' wef
y;-.: ii '-.mv; .1 .:..;.; .,;Mi . f,,;;
The community is disaffected by see
ing these starred and striped gentry in
"soft places" while those near and
dear to them are driven like sheep to
the slaughter Camp Lee and the
officers and soldiers in the field may
grow discontented." Let even handed
justice be done. And, with God's
blessing (which we will have then, for
wc shall have deserved it,) the host of
i the invader will be broken and utterly
dispersed. e have the men and the
means to end the war gloriously this
year, and I know Excellency is as deep
ly interested in bringing about such a
result as any man in the Confederacy.
It is in the power of your Excellency.
From the Holmes County Farmer.
Heportof the Conduct of the War
Deer Old Ark; It has bin a good
while senco you appointed me a cora
mitty to examen and report on the
konduct of the war. For three months
I have put in awl mi time in securen
the facts in the case, and I beg leav to
report as fpllers : :
Over too milliens of men hav bin
cawld two the feald, and moar than huff
ov them are nix to bea found at this
particklar and important time. But
tho guverment is fillen thare 'plaices
with fre and intcllygent Amerykins ov
Afriken descent. I hav countedon at
the amount ov munny what has binex
pendid until the figgers run out and I
had to stop. So that after awl my la
bors, I am unable too report what we
hav giv in men and munny tit krush
the Rebellion, but we started out to
giv the last man and the last dollar,
and am happee two bea abel to report
that we air gitten the men purty well
thinned out, ,and will soon bea to the
bottom doller. When we spend all the
men and munny the rebellion expires
as a nateral conseyquence. ' .
It affords me grait plasher two stait
that the Army Contracturs, Sutlers,
Quairtermaeters and Camp rollerers
air a wl loyal. All the principel Offcs
holpars under the guverment air also
loyal, ihnre is a good menny ov the
private soldiers what air disloyal Kop
purheds; hut tho men what havo big
offices and big salaries feal the protec
tcn power and tho value ov the guv
erment, and thay air loyal ; our cul-
lercd -bruthcrs and sisters air awl
loyal. -
'Thair is a grait inenny ovthe piivit
soldiers in favor of McClellan. This,
I think, shood bea considered a dis
loyal practice, and in order to punish
it, I rekommend the bilden of a very
large Nashional Guard House, in which
two confine all sich until they bekum
Frequent drafts is a good thing two
maik loyal people and give offices two
the friends of tho guverment. Your
proclamashuns hav dun moar to ro
stoar the Union than anything else,
and I rekommend that you issue them
periodically; say every four weeks,
and in order to secure regularity in
this matter, I advise the guverment to
use plentifully ov Cheeseman's Female
Pills. But shood tho guverment be
come in a interestcn situation, the use
of the Pills and the issuin ov the pro
clamashuns must bea temporarily sus
pended to secure the personal saiftyov
the guvernment.
The 'guverment had the small-pox
sum time ago, and awl loyal pccpilgU
it es fast es thay kin, but sum Koppur-
heds is gitten vaxinated to avoid it.
Nun but rebel sympathizers will try to
keep cleer ov the small pox after the
guverment spt the example, and I advise
that awl what as git vaxinated be arrest
ed and sent beyond the lines for disloy
al practises
The guverment deserves grait praiz
fur carryin the clecshuns in the East
ern States, New Ilampslrire, Connecti
cut and Maryland, thereby krushenthe
rebellion in them rebel stronghold.-.
Carryin elecshuns air ov moar impor
tance than killen rebels, and sence
the guverment desires a re-elccshuh I
wood advise it two pay partickler at
tenshun two this important depart
ment ov the public service. I beg
leav to suggest that the guverment
was a little remiss in this behaff in
Rhode Island, and the loyal peeple
kum purty near gitten beet by the Kop
purheds. :
The loyal noospapersair a grait arm
ov the public saryis, and in view ovthe
cumming elecshun they should pitch in
heavy on the Koppurheds and rebel
spmpathisers. . ' . ' !
It is understood to bea the purpis ov
the guverment to prosekute the war
until every man, woman and child in
the rebel states is exturminated,
thare property konfisticated and the
kuntry settled with loyal peeple,' In
this richeous and human undertaken
awl loval peeple will giv the , guver
ment thare undivided support. I am
asshured that' the guvernment will bea
viggerously supported by , the Army
Kontracters. ' " ;: ,...', , " " ,
. I rekommend that sumthing be dun
for the support ov our culcred bruthers
and sisters and our neascs and neffues
shood not be forgotten. " "',! 1
I expect Chase two maik me an ap-
propriashnn ov about ono million ov
doilers to pay fur makin this report.
Iam loyal, and shosd be paid promp
ly. ,1 will now retire Jwo Yaller
erick, and tho munny kin bea sent two
VUQJ '; '. ' . f. . .. f..f. ,) ,
' Deer Guvernment, beleretao; , ,
t . -jm-u ) n...cYours,.Truly, -. . u ,.,
P. S. I desire to draw my pay
promptly. J. Q. S.
N. B. Loyal men shood git thair
pay migh ty quick. That's me. '
J. Q. Si
. From the Chicago Tribune, Republican.
The Ked Kiver Untiles.
. Tho later and fuller accounts from
the battles in North-western Louisiana
do not materially change our former
estimate of them, so far as the main
results are concerned Thy prove,
however, to Ic more serious than at
first reported. Our losses, mainly in
prisoners, are now put as high as
4,000 to 5,000, with 22 guns, a train
of wagons, and the various smaller de
bris ot arms, ambulances, animals, etc.
Against these we have a few hundred
prisoners, three or four guns, and lit
tle else, except the losses inflicted up
on the enemy in killed and wounded;
of which our claim is, that it was large;
and from the circumstances, as given,
the claim may be allowed as just.
It would seem also, that our defeat
on the 8th inst.j though quite as com
plete as before stated, was finally
checked at dark by the stubborn fight
ing of Gen. Emery and the 19th
Corps; allowing thus our troopsi to be
drawn off in safety for the ntxt day's
The battle, too, on the 9th, is ap
parently much more satisfactory than
was feared. The enemy were thor
oughly repulsed and most signally pun
ished. The history of the war scarce
ly records a more terrific administra
tion of vengeance than wa3 :Ten at
Pleasant llill under Gen. Smith, when
a thousand men were swept from their
ltet by a single volley. As the enemy
were then charged, and chased some
three or four miles without venturing
to make a stand, the final victory re
mains with us, but with very serious
The disorder of oiir cavalry forces,
and the thorough punishment of the
day before, foiled any suitable follows
ing up of the victor', and give us On
ly meagre rewards in prisoners and
captured guns and materials. The dis
tance, too, of the retreat some fif
teen miles left the battle-field of the
day before, the 8th, in. possession of
the enemy; with all its wreck of npnil
and wounded; and thus the latter are
relinauished to tho tender mercies of
thfi rp.liek. tn sufffir all t.hn want of h.-o
and positive barbarity which belong to
their treatment of prisoners.
In summing up, the advantages are
largely with the rebels. They gain
much in the way of material, and
which is of considerable importance to
them west sf tho Mississippi. They
gain in prestige; for their success on
tho 8th was more sho'Y, and gives
better gfotlnd of bragging than ours of
the Uth. And finally, they havo effec
tually broken up the Red River expe
dition, so far as Banks is concerned;
and if tbeir repulse of him does not
endanger also Steele's command, it
will be a matter of profound congratu
lation. Banks may talk plucky about
advancing, and taking Shreveport yet;
but without some new trove upon the
chess board not now visible, he will
return to New Orleans in bedi aggled
feathers. As to tho blame of blun
dering, it does not now appear that
Stone had anything to do with it. If
any blame is attached to it, there
seems to bo but one head and pair cf
shouldci'3 for it to rest upon. That
there was a want of caution, seems to
admit of no doubt. When such mon
as Ransom, who is bravo as a lion, and
who never kept out of a fight a mo
ment yet, when thero was a chance to
go in when such as he suggest doubt
and caution, generals with less experi
ence, though superior in command,
will do well to pty him some attention.
There seems to have been no want
of good conduct on the field after the
battle began. The great blunder con
sisted in bringing on the fight with
the advance guard 'while the bulk of
the army were out ot supporting dis
tance. We fought in detachments; the
enemy in solid mass. Wo f tiled in
generalship. Our men did their duty
nobly. There was terrific fighting and
special instances of good generalship
and had there been half a , tdiancc,
it is evident we should not be obliged
to report else than a splendid victory.
Great Excitement In Cleveland.
The Cleveland Herald furnishes an a hi us
ing account of a great excitement in that
city growing out of hidden treasures: Woik
men had been employed Satuday dredging
the channel ol ihe Uuyahogi, near its mouth,
and in the following night a heavy rain
washed out to viuw a number of Mexican
dollars in the mud I , The discovery wsb
first made by some boys, but soon extended
up town, and the excitement grew as. the
news spread.. A Urge concourse wa9 attrac
ted to the scene, and many, even In their
Sunday dress, were busily engaged in the
search for the hidden treasure. Several hun
dreds of the 'Mexicans' were discovered and
brought to light, end the excitement waxed
warmer in proportion'to tba success. Some
on their way to church, were diverted from
"the narrow path," to geaich .for filthy lu
ere, 'Mexicans' were at a premium, and
readily exchanged for greenbacks, at a thrif
ty profit. But at lenghth ft chemical test
was applied, 'when, horror of horrors t they
would not abide it 1 Thkt wkrb boous I 1'
Those too lato for Church, had time for re
Section. : Those who bad parted with green-;
backs began to realize that themselves were
sold. Thus transitory are the dreams of
earthly riches. .-, ... :,.,. .,. ,
Those bogus Mexican dollars all bore the
date 1S14, and were extremely well execu
ted.' By whom, when, and 'for what pur
port they wore depotited in the bed of the
river is a matter pi speculation with the
Cleveland Savans. . ' vi .-! luO i I
.""--! :' : -, :! ,-,..o;.j
Tli Battlra of tlic Tear.
The military campaign of the year thus
far has . resulted in discomfiture or disaster
to (he Federal arms. General Sherman's
ezpediiion in February, the first event of
the campaign, was not only fruitless, but
failed to accomplish its purpose. Generals
Grierson and Smith were loiled in the at
tempt to jon Sherman, and wore driven
back with large losses by General Forrest.
The battle o' Oulstee, in Florida, with the
slaughter of fifteen buudred brave men. end
ed Mr Lincoln's unworthy rcheme to estab
lish anew order of Government in that State.
General Palmer's corps of the Armr ol the
Oumherland, in making a reeonnotssance
near Dalton, lost a thousand man, and was
beaten back. Sonthwtst Krntucdy was
overrun by General Bu'ord wiih impunity,
and various towns and esrrisons were captU
red tshiiA rTAn-.ril Hiifpaat riantimmii n..r1v
all the terriiary west of Tennesfee in thut
State, excepting Memphis, and captured
Port Pillow alter a bloody fight. He also
added thousands of recruit to hN arrrtv. and
secured a vast dumber of horses and cattle,
which be sent South. Plymouth has fallen,
and its stores, munitions of war and garrison i
of fifteen hundred.or more are in the hinds
of the Confedcra 8s.
These, however, were minor engagements,
and insignificant compared with General
Bank's de-eat in Louisiana. That disaster
mnv involve the surrender nf wfiat .loan.
tapes the Federals had acquired in that State.
That he has suffered a tremendous defeat
admits not of a douht, and bis losses are
now stated to be at least six thousand killed
wounr'ert and prisoner. Thev are even
es imated at a higher figure It is likewise
rumored Ihnt the army will till hack to
Alexandria, distant one hundred
indeed, it should not retreat to the Ju'is.'iis
sipi. At all events, the expedition against
Shreveport lias been ahandoned, and the
Con'eflerate-i mav either lollow up their srics
ceses and attempt to capture the beaten
army, ar direct their efforts againft Steel's
column, which was advancing from Arkan
sas The 'ormer, however, is most rtmha
bio. In tho meantime wo hear from Wash
ington that Gen Banks i9 to be relieved of
bis command.
But, notwithstanding the importance of
the operations in Louisiana, de'eat or success
there is but a trifling matter compared with
a like event in Virginia or Georgia. These
are the points where great battles will be
fought, and if they are decisive the war may
be hawened to a concision. It is probable
the Carnage will beoin in Virginia, and to
ward thai blood stained land aniious- eyes
are turned. Generals Grant and Lee have
marshalled their mighty hosts, arid already,
we are told, are maneuvering for position,
and at any moment may hurl their strength
upon a vulnerable point. From all accounts
Gen. Lee has been largely re enforced by
roteraii troops, and his armv is represented
to be Superior to' what it was last year, not
only in discipline, but in numbers. In fact
there ia no reason to believe it inferior to
that ol Gen Grant. If this be t'lio. with
eT"' ,nrce- fhoish o position
and moving
lon '"terior lines, fate donbtS
may tie
tertained of the ultimate sheets of the Fed
eral commander. Still, he has an array r
tried valor, and has proved his abilitv to
command. Moreover, he is"luckv." a thing
which the great Napoleon esteemed a virtue
in a General. So he mav overcome the ob
stacles in his march to Richmond and win
where others have lost, and thus gam what
is dear tu a roMIer's heart, glory and re
nown. N. Y. Nnos.
IEcubliid!ii m' h;i lor Getting
Sick of the Win-.
Senator Henderson, of Missouri, one of
the most moderate of the Republican lead
ers, delivered a speech the other day in his
place in the Senate, in which he said: -
"If it became evident that the friends of
slavoty ar strong enough in this country to
resist all efforts to subdue them, I shall act
upon it. I am riot prepared to ruin the conn
try in a vmn effort to do what can not be
done. Shall this war go on forever? I3the
common crv of "the last man and the last
dollar" poetry, patriotism or braggadocia?
Should the war go on untd the public di-bt
equals the entire wealth of the country I
should the whole capital ol the people be
forced into the Federal securities, and these
securities made the basis of an irredeemable
paper circulation? Should it go on until
misery broods over the whale land; until
civil authorities shall become impotent, and
all lights of pjrson and property stand at
ihe mercy of military power ?",
The Wlii'til Crop.
It is folly to disguise any longer, the un
welcome fact, that the wheat crop ot the en
tire West is a failure. We stated the fact
last winter that the sudden cold about New
Years had Irozen the roots of the wheat, and
thus des'royed the crop. At the time we
made the statement we did hot suppose the
damage done extended over so large an area
of couo'ry. Subsequent information went
to prove that it extended over the whole
West worse In some locations, of course,
than In others. Tha reason why so many
people were deceived and still hoped, was
that they judged from ordinary appearances,
which Ircquently proved deceptive, after a
hard winter, when wheat supposed to be
what is called "winter killed," revived on
the opening spring. But the cold ol last
winter, at one dash, killed the roots of the
wheat by actually freezing them. The wea
ther had been mild, even warm and moist.
The roots were tender, exposed, and grow
ing It was so warm, as ono Ol our farmers
expressed it, that the hones sweat in the
stables The wind nas blowing strong from
east-south-east, and the warm rain, about
dark, poured down in a flood. This aided
in exposing the roots to the air. At this
time ibeto was coming from the north-west,
a storm Of Cold and snow, more intense in
its character and greater in its dimensions
than often occurs. These two storms faced
each other, and kept the lines of separation
so close upon each other,, that wtjen the
weight of cold got the mastery, it was less
than an hour, when its whole intensity
struck every tender tree and root with 1
most tnuans aeatn. .in our wnoie . lite we
could inly recollect one or two similar in
stances, and this was why we pronounced the
wheat killed frczjn, and "declined to put
much confidence in tba predictions that the
spring would retive, and bring it out again.
The lariners in tins, rranklm county, give
much mors gloomy accounts of their pros
pects of late than they did eome weeks ago.
April has been unfavorable and dishearten
ing to the farmer in every respect, and it is
the opinion of some ol our Best judges that
there will be very little, if any, more wheat
gathered ' than waa sown lost fall. Thou
sands of acres ol wheat sowed land are bei- g
ploughed up-to plant in corn. . iiverythlng
now depends on the corn and potato crops
and what buckwheat may be sown." This
latter crop, at best, is uncertain in this re
gion, and the scarcity and the high price of
seed will confine the crop to a few corapera
tivo acres,'
OCT Anything 1 lik a- crop of frdit Is Im
possible.?' there may
that is not jet settled
be apple, bat. tnpror4 (treat uccs( the proceads vrfrvi '.
, .,,.'r . j " "." I first .three daj monntia le 'K.'Wuf,
" 1 --'--" :C,.t:x ..n..:j'I v i " f. -J
(KrThe oat eroa will be small ffom the
fact that during the proper aeMi for unvr-.
ing it the rains kept the ground unfit tj
Work and feed being scarce and high, 75-its.
per bthel)(but few felt like spending their
incfney to ootain U. .
0"ln the more northern rOEiori fnrei
will be good deal of spring wheat eiiliiN
ed. but it will not go far to. supply the de
ficiency. Our own opinion is, and we gW
it with reluctance that the sea bntfrd mars''',
et must look to sorfce othef pnrt'nn of tho
world for tbeir bread darfn the net var,
than thii. Our neonla. fur thm Ion tnrM
J years, have been reckle of lire, p'rdmsrtr
ana labor, and the results will rnmol.l
j uPon u at once, when we are unprepared c
meei mem, as so few rm k K1 .
that there is any "end to our resource .
As a nation we have anted verv mit-b. like
yaune;, nrstart, brainless vouth.. Who irl.
" catne 11110 ""(! " pn.'he death
j ',8 Prent. He fl urishea fie sqinr-deri
; 7" f ' ows h'mJ1el'-be, surround-! him'clf
I r!v ""refs who help him into trnflMe sni
live upon Mis credualitv until ih end comes
as suddenly as his wealth, and thon he is
left solitary and alone to reflect on his fol
ly ho friends, for thev disown hitn, and
oo money, for Is is all qmnIird. Our ro
sorees are just as "ineihaustsble" as his and
no more so. Onris. .
. . ; --v .
I .Wit la lor BilHlill?.
ke clean barrel that will hold water f
' put into It half t bu'hel of qnek lime, end "
s'atfk It by pouring over it boiling water suf
fluent to sover it four or five inches dtep,
ishrrine it until it is slacked.
ll Dissolve in wtr and add two pounds ef
I sulphate of fire (whi'e vitriol and one pound
if of common salt, which will cause the wash
to harden on the wood work in a. 'er d.ivs "
add snfflciodt. water to bring ft to the Consis
tency o' thick white-wash, ' '
i o make the afme wsh of a pfeiairit yeK
low cream color add three pou di of yellow
ochre. - ,
For fawn color add four poonds rtmberV'
one pound Indian red, and one pou'ed1 latnp-'
black. . . -The
following is tho formula for the white
wash used lor the minor buildings connect-,
ed with tha I'res dent's residence at Vah
ington, D. C, both externally and internal,
. Slack six pounds of lime in hot ivafer. cov
ered Irom the air Ps it through a sieve
in a liquid state. Add , one-qiur'er of a
pound of whiting or the same quantity of
pulverized burnt alum, one pound ofwhiU
pw" i unco Jiiivo u iice iuMir inane in'O li n
paste, and one pound of glue (light colored .J,
Auu.uve gsiinns ot noning water to the
t1a mi.ln. 1 n.tn . 1 . t. ......
""iu iiiia.iiid tjiiy III III UK? UUV
side of the buildings, and fold In the inside.
One pint will cover a square yard of ou sido'
work. Country Oeat eman.
An lionn! IHmcoh.
Deacon X. was an honest old codger, p'
kind neighbor, and a good christian, believ; ,
ing in the religion creed to the fullest
cStent; but la-kadav! the deaeton wonld nr
jeiMonellv get exceedingly "mellow." and
almost every Sunday, at dinner he would in-
uniire m in 'ovorna ciner nranoy to S11C "
extent that it ws with difflcnltv he got t1
his pew in the broad aisle near the pulpit,
and b-ttfeen tha minister's and the villigj
squire's. . fine Sundtv morning the p-vr"ori ;
told his flock that he should preach sermon
touching many glaring sins so con picinus
among them; anei he hoped thev would lis-...
ten attentively anrfl not flmeh if he happen- -ed
to be severe. The afomoon came anil"
the hofise' Was 'ull; evr-ryhodr turned nut-1 to.'
hear tbeir neighbors 'dressed down by the
minister,' who after well opening his sermon
commenced upon the transgressors with a
loud voice, and with the question where in
the drunkard?' A solemn pause succeeded
. 1. : : t r-v T i.
mo inquiry, wnen up rose Lteaeon .., nm
face red from frequent draughts of his favor
ite drink, and steadying himself as well
a he, ci uld by tho pew rail, locking op
... .iiv pmnvn, lie irjJiicu ill fclCUJUlltlg IUU
ninino' VOIPA. "llerA I flm r ' ' .
Of course a consternation in the congre-
g.ttion was the result of the hottest deacon'S
response; however, the parson went on with "
his remarks as he had written them, com
menting severely upon the drunkard, and
closed by warning him to forsuke at one
such evil habits, if they would seek salvs-'"
tion and flee the coming wrath. , The deal :
con then made a bow and seated himself.
'And now,' asked the preacher in hi
luuue!, tune, wutjre is ine nypocnie.
A pause, bat no one responded. Eyes)
were turned upon this and that man, but
me mosi glances seemed directea to tho
SOllirn'a naar anrt InAaaA tViA rurann Dum.A
to squint hard in that direction. The dea- ,
con saw where the shalt was aimed, or
where it should be aimed, and rising once
more, leaned over his pew to the squire
whom he tapped on the shoulder, and thus
addressed him: "Come squire, why don't
you get up? I did when he called on me."
Drinks All Around.
Joe tlarris as a whole-souled merry fel
low, and very fond of his glass. After liv- '
inn in New Orleans several veara ha enn '
to the conclusion that be would visit ao old!
uncle who lived in Massachusetts whom hrf
haa not seen lor manny years, ow mere
! . ' J( , V" .. 1 fl
is a ainereucG ueiween .ibw . vnmniv an.u.j
Massachusetts in regard to the use of ardent
spirits; and when Joe arrived there and
luund alt the people temperate, he lelt bud,
thinking with the old song that "keeping
the f pints no bv pouring spirits down" . wa
ona ot ine DeHi ways 10 maao iue ume pass,
Hut othe morning after his arrival in tqwnV
his aunt came Out to him and said: "Joe yo -have
lived in the South and no doubt are io !
the habit of taking something about eleren
o'clock. ,. Now I keep some here for medical
purposes, but let no one know it, as my bus- "
U..J ..... . n . I m mvl ...n.1,1. na . V. V
hnra H " i ' - .'...' , V,
Joe promised, ar.d thinking that ho 'we'vi'
get nu mare that day, took, as he expressed '
it, ' buster." After that he walked out tti 4
the stable and who should he meet but hf . ;.
uncle. ; . i' .".., r. , ,,
L "Well," says he, , "I expert you re is ,
the habit of drmkir.g something down, la
New Orleans, but you will find us all tein- r
perato here, and for my soni, t doo't lei :
them know I have any brandy about, but
just kevp a little out here fur tnj r'oeuvna .
ttm. Will you accept a little f" , ;
Joe Signified Iris readiness, and took art. r
other horn. Then continuing hts walk, ha
went to where the boys were building a
fense. '"After conversing awhile, aad of
his coiisint saidi-' : " '
"Joe, I expeot yoa 'would like to have,
something to driokj and as the folk . are j
down on liquor, .we keep some out hers to r
neip ns along wua our. worn.. . , .,
Out came the bottle,, and down the; SBf;
and he says by the time he went bora ho
was as tight as be could be, and all iron t
visiting a temperate family. . " , j,i
OSnThe Irish National bit at Chi&asn
nun -JTwa-.

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