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Our present assortment is Tery good, but we expect to made additions fotfromla.Jt) dJ 1h ( of country arc understood. IVE US A CALL jAMEs HULL. Mwcii2o.is60. b.w.exos NEW BOOT & SHOE SHOPS SE door Weft from J. liulrane's store, in the roia Jformerly occupied & Pout Office, where tkenndcr- jlgned li prepared to do all Undj of work In hi5lins,cs- Fiuc City .Sewed Wof li. Samch' tmmtitraiml to he excelled veltof tbeAUe thenles. WORK. WABKANIED, anddonoon rea onablt terms. , REPAIRING done ncatand ja ahort otlce. v N. B. I hare onliandVai agent, & lot of home made MdeatternBootsandShoes which for road pay Iwill Mllonauchtenni that joo cannot fall to bay. Fleue rr me once, and call soon. E.ll.IIULL. MnlyS6,1860 9tf FOR SJLXE. f k a YOBWOEK, at the MlllerebuTrg annerj i hare a BUGGY AND BUFFALO WAGON, For aale Terr cheto. ,anary31, 1861-2f OIL! OIL!! OIL!!! TTTAVING had contlderable eiDerlence in the oil hn Ji aine&a, peraonally, we are prepared to mala all the TOOLS mdcmtTj" for boring wells, and pumplnj oil, and our XttWim M wen u imuoLai 3EXKTO-JJM JIS Mdecidediy haa rtpii.Xo power, or fl ned to Slain tne power.; j.'',-,.,, WE DEFY COMPETITION. rlthr In tU of Engine! or price. WymUe enilnei Wooter,Marcli28 18J2tf A Letter that Stirs the Blood. Hod. Joseph Holt Postmaster- Gener al under Mr. Buchanan and who is a cil i:en of Kentucky, has lateljr written a let ter to a friend in Kentucky, which is pub lished the Louisville Journal, in which the question of the Great Rebellion is bandied with the pen of a statesman and patriot. Mr. Holt is totally opposed to the folly of "neutrality" -that now binds Kentucky Union men hand and foot, and to which miserable policy will Kentucky' Owe her'ruin in case she is cast- into the vortex of secession. Wa make extracts from Holt's letter: MR. HOLT CONDEMNS NEUTRALITY. I must say, in all frankness and without desiring to reflect upon the cause or senti- iimiis oi any, tuai,- in mis struggle ior me existence of our liovernmenr, i can neitucr practice nor profess nor feel neutrality, would as soon think of neutrality in a con test between 'an officer of justice and an incendiary arrested in an attempt ti fire a dwelling orer my head: for the Govern ment whose overthrow is sought is for me' the shelter not'only of home, kindred and friends, but of every earthly blessing which I can hope to enjoy on this side of the grave, if, nowever, Irom a natural norror of fratricidal strife or from her intimate so cial and business relations' with the South, Kentucky shall determine to maintain' the neuirni aitiiuue nssumca tor uor by her Legislature, her. position will be an honor able one, lliougu failing far short of that full measure of loyalty which her history tins so constantly illustrated. Her cxecu live ignoring, as I am happy to believe,alike me popular ana legislative semimeni oi the State, has, by proclamation, forbidden the Government of the United btates'from marching troops across her territory. This i?, in no sense, a neutral step, but one of aggressive hostility. The troops of the federal Government nave as clear a con' slit'utional right to pass over tho soil of Kentucky'as they have to march along the streets of Washington, and could this pro hibition be effective, it would not only bo a. violation of the fundamental law, but would, in all its tendencies, be directly in advancement of ' tho revolution, and might in an emergency easily imagined, compro mise the highest national interests. MR. LINCOLN'S POLICY. For more than a month after the inau guration of President Lincoln, the manifes tations seemed unequivocal that, his Ad ministration would seek a' peaceful solu tion of our unhappy political troubles; and would look to time and amendments to the' Federal Constitution, adopted in ac cordance with its provisions, to bring back the revolted States to their allegiance. So marked was the effect of these manifesta tions ja trauq'uilizihg' the Border States andTin "reassuring, their- loyally, that 'the conspirators who had set this revolution on foot took the alarm. While affecting to despise these Slates as not .suffiienily intensified in their devotion to African ser vitude", Ihey knew thjy could never suc ceed in their treasonable enterprise with out their suppoit. Hence it was resolved to precipitate a colisToa of arms with the Federal authorities, in the hope that, un der the panic and exasperation incident to the commencement of a civil war. ihe Bor der States, following the natural bent, of their' sympathies, would array themselves against the' Government. After summing the overt acts of revolu tion, comiiieuciug with the bombardment of Fort Sumter and ending wiih threats to take Mr. Holt notices: CALL TO ARMS AND THE RESPONSE. In iew of these events and threaten-, ings, what was the duty of the Chief Mag istrate of tho. Republic? He might hate taken council of the levolutionists and trembled under their menaces; he might upon the fall of'Stinipter, havo directed that Fort Pickens should he surrendered without firing a gun in its defense, and pro ceeded yet further, and meeting fully the requirements of tho "let-us-alone" policy insisted on in tho South, he might have ordered that, the stars and stripes should be laid in tho dust in the presence of eve ry bit of rebel bunting that might appear. But he did none of these things, nor could he have done, them without forgetting' his oath and betraying the 'most sublime trust that has ever been conhded to the hands of man. With, a heroic fidelity to -his constitutional obligations, feeling justly that these obligations charged him with tho protectiou of the' Republic and its CaiKla' against the assaults alike of for eign and"don;C5iic enemies, he threw him self on the loyalty oi he country for sup port in tho struggle uponIljch he was about to enter, and nobly has thatapnpa! been responded to. Stales containing an aggregate population of nineteen millions have' answered, to the appeal as with the voica of one man, offering soldiers without number, and treasure without limitation, for the service of the Government. In these Stales fifteen hundred thousand free-. men cast their votes in favor of candidates supporting the rights of tho South, at tho last Presidential election, and yet every where, alike in popular assemblies and up on the tented field, this million and a half of voters aro found yielding to none in the zeal witli which they rally to their country's flag. CALL TO ARMS AND THE RESPONSE. THE MISSION OF NORTHEN TROOPS. They are not less the friends of tho South than before; but they realize that the question now presented is not one of ad ministrative policy, or ot ino claims 01 me Ifortb, the South, the East, or the West; but is. simply, whether nineteen minions of people shall tamely and ignobly per mit five, or six millions to overthrow and destroy institutions which aro the common DroDertv. and nave Dean ine common uiess- inga nnd glory of all. The great thor oughfares of the North, the iiast, and tho West; aro luminous with tho banners and elisienino- with tho baronets of citi zen soldiers marching to the Capital, or to other points of rendezvous; dui mey come in no hostile spirit to the South. If called to press her soil, they will not rufflo a flower of her gardens uor a blade of grass in her fields in unkiadness. No excesses will mark tba footseps of the ar mjei of the Republic; no institution of the States .will be invated or tampered with, no rights of persons or of property will be. violated. The known purposes, of tha Ad ministration, and the high character of the troops employed, alike guarantee the truth fulness of this statement. When an in surrection was apprehended a few weeks since in Maryland, the Massachusetts Reg iment' at once offered their services to sup-, press it. The volunteers havo been de nouueed by the press of the South as "knaves and vagrants," "the dregs and off scourings of tho populace," who would' "rather filch a handkerchief than fight an enemy in manly combat;" yet we know here that, their discipline and bearing are most admirable, and, I presume, it may be salely athrmed that a larger amount of so cial position, culture, fortune, r.nd eleva tion of character have never been found in so large an army in any age or country. If they go to the South it will be as friends nnd protectors, to relievo the Union senti ment of the seceded fstales from the cruel domination by which it is oppressed and silenced; to unfurl the stars and stripes in the midst of those who long to look upon them, and to restore the nag that hears them to the forts and arsenals from which disloyal hands havo torn it. Their mission will be one of peace, uuless wicked and blood-thirsty men shall unsheath the sword across their pathway. LINCOLN AND CICERO. While a far more fearful responsibility has fallen upon President Liucoln than upon any of his predecessors, it must bo numilted that he has met it with prompt itude and 'fearlessness. Cicero, in one "of his orations ngnmat Untalme, speaking of the. credit due himself for having suppress ed the conspiracy of that arch traitor, said, "it the glory ot him who founded Konie was great, how much greater should Le that of him who saved it from overthrow- after it had become mistress of tho world !" So it may be said of that statesman or chieftain who shall snatch this republic from the vortex of revolution, now that it has expanded from ocean to ocean, has be come the admiration, of the world, and has. rendered the fountains of the lives of thir ty millions of people fountains of happi ness. The vigorous measures adopted for the safety of Washington and the Government itself may seem open to criticism, in some ot their details, to tliose that have yet to learn that not only has war, like peace, its laws, but that it has. also its privileges and its duties., Whatever of severity, or even of irregularity, moy have arisen, will find its justification in tho pressure of the ter rible necessity under which tho Adminis tration has been called to act. When a man feels the poignard of the destroyer at his bosom, he is not likelv.to consult the lawbooks as to' the mode or measure of his rights of self-defence. What is truo of in dividuals in this respect is equally true of governmeuts. The man who thinks he has become disloyal because .of what the Ad ministration has done, will probably dis cover, after a close' self-examination, that he was disloyal before. But for what has been done, Washington might ere this have been a smouldering heap of rnins. Mr. llolt shows that the election of Mr. Lincoln is not the ground of the rebellion but that the cause dates back more than a quarter of a century in uan unholy lust for power. tie quotes Iren. Jackson who, when he put down nullification, said "it would revive' again under the form of the slavery agitation," nnd shows this is nut the work of "intemperate .words of a few Ab olitionists,7' but "the echo, of the words, re peated with exaggerations for the thou sandth time by Southern politicians," fi nally, the cloud fully charged, broke up the Democratic Conveution'at Charleston. Mr. Holt shows the course of plunder ing pursued by the rebels, nnd that it was "prompted and directed by men occupying seats in the Capitol," and commends with scathing force upon the issuing of letters of marque, and the employment ,of In dians witbtscalping knife and tomahawk as allies. Mr. Holt shows how tho secessionists refused any and all compromises; shows the cry of "subjugation" to be false, and the cry to be "let alone" ridiculous; shows, how Kentucky would bo ruined by joining' the Southern Confederacy ; proves that the protection of the South has been complete under the Uonstitution; snows tnat more fugitives have been returned tho last ten years than ever oetore; snows mat me South, with a minority ot population, has had the great majonty of olhci.il power; shows that the Supreme Court has decided always in favor of the South; that by the Republican Congress and Administration the rio-bls of the South havo been protect ed anJ vividly portrays Kentucky's posi . ' . a. a..fi. ,i t.. tlOU It She lo.ns lua wuuiii ami iijuaca uk soil, like Virginia , tno -.'aiue grouna. He says: CIVIL WAR AND A MUZZLED PRESS. Civil war, under nil circumstances, a terrible calamity, and yet, from the selfish ambition and wickedness of men, the best governments havo not bceu able to escape it. When I look upon this bright land, a few months since so prosperous, so tran quil, and so free, nnd now behold it deso lated by war, and tho firesides of its thirty millions of people darkened, nnd their bo soms wrung with anguish, and know, as I do, that all this is the work of n scoioor two of men, who, over all this national ruin and despair, are preparing to carve with, the sword their way to seats of permanent power, I cannot but feel that they are ac cumulating upon their' souls an amount of guilt hardly equalled in all the atrocities of treason and of 'homicide that have degra ded the annals of our race from the foun dation of the worlJ. Kentucky may rest well assured that this conflict, which is one of self-defence, will be pursued on the part of the Government in tho paternal spirit in which a father seeks to reclaim his erring offspring. No conquest, no effusion of blood, is sought. In sonow, not in anger, the pray er of all is that the end may be reached without loss of life or waste, of property. Among the most powerful instrumentali ties, relied on for reestablishing the author ity of the Govern ment. ii that of the Un ion sentiment of tho South sustained by liberal press. Ii is now trodden to the earth under a reigu of terrorism which has no parallel but in the worst days ot me French Revolution.. Tho presence of the Government will enable it to rebound, and look its oppressors in the face. At pres ent we are assured that in the Seceded States no man expresses an opinion op posed to the revolution'but at the hazard of his life and property. The only light which is admitted into political discussion is that which flashes from the sword or gleams from the glistening bayonets. A few days since one of the United Slates O - TT! ? t1 1 1 C oenaiors irora v irginui puunsueu a mum festo. in which he anno'unces. with oracu lar solemnity and severity, that nil citizens who would not vole for .secession, but wero in favor of the Union not should or ought to but "must leave" the State." These words" have in them decidedly the crack of the overseer s" whip. The tsenator'evident- ly treats Virginia as a great negro quarter, in which the lash is the appropriate era hlcm of authority, and. the only argument he will condescend to use. THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. Let "us then twine each thread of glorious tissue ot our country's' flag about our heart strings, and 'looking upon our uuiues aim cuiuuuig tue spirit mat ureauics upon us from the baltle'fields of our fath ers, let us resolve that liome weal or woo, we will, in life and in death, now and for ever, .stand by the-Siars aud Stripes. Ihey have floated over bur, cradles, let it be our prayer and struggle that they shall float over our graves. They have been un furled from the snowsfof Canada to the plains of New Or!eans)Tind to the halls of the Montezumas, and ntnid the solitudo of every sen; and everywhere' as the luminous symbol of irresistible pywerj they have led the brave to victory and to glory, i. nas been my fortune to look' upon this flag in foreign lands, and amid the. gloom of an orientai despolisrn, anil right well do I know, by contrast, how bright are its stars, and bow sublime' are its impressions! If this banner: the erableih of us, of all that is grand iu human history, nnd all that is transporting in human .hope, is to be 'sac rificed on the altars of 'KTSatanie ambition, nnd thus disappear forever amid the night and tempest of revolution, then will I feel and who shall estimate the desolation of that feeling? that the sun has indeed been stricken from the sky of our lives, and that henceforth 'wi shall be but'wan derers and outcasts, with nought but the bread of sorrow and of penury for our lips, and with hands ever outstretched in feeble ness and supplication, on which, in any hour,- a military' tyraul may .rivet, the fet ters, of a despairing bondage. May God, in his infinite mercy, save you and me, and the land we so much Wve7 from the doom of such a degradation. AN APPEAL TO KENTUCKY. Could my voice rea:h every dwelling in Kentucky, I would implore its inmates if they, would not have the rivers' of' their prosperity shrink away, as do unfed streams beneath the summer heats lo rouse them selves from" their lethargy and fly to the rescue of their country before it is ever lastingly too late. Man should appeal to man, and neighborhood to neighborhood, until the electric fires ot patriotism shall flash from heart to heart in oue unbrokeu current throughout the land. It is a time in which the workshop, the office, the counting house, and the field, may well be abandoned for the solemn duly that is up on us, for all these toils will but bring treas ure, not for ourselves, but for the spoiler, if this revolution is not arrested. We are. with our every earthly interest, em barked in mid ocean on the same.commou deck. Tho howl of the storm is in our ears, and"the lightning's red glare is paint ing hell on the sky," and while the noblo ship pitches nnd rolls under the lashing of the waves, the cry is heard that she has sprung. a leak at many points, and that the lush ing waters are mounting rapidly in the hold. The man who, in such au hour, will not work at the pumps, is either a maniac or a monster, sincerely yours, J. HOLT. jtSTTho following is an extract from the letter of an officer on beard the flag-ship Minnesota, dated off Charleston, My 30 : Aud hero we now are, blockading the port of Charleston. Yesterday, about I P. M., three steamers were seen standing out the harbor of Charleston, and instantly the drum beat to quarters, our guns shotted and cast loose and run out, all ready for the cou- tlict. The decks were sanded and every thing was prepared, secundum ortem, for a bloody fight. Commodore Tatnall com mands at Charleston, and we all know him to bo nn officer for any daring, gallant ac tion, and his snip lea the van. Well we ran into deep water, that wa might not be Iiablo to ground our ship, and then hovo to await tho coming of the 'flotilla of small steamers, !uit, much to our disappointment, two of the steamers did not cross the bar but tho third, the flag-ship, ran out toward us, until sho came within three miles, and then put about and stood in toward tho land. Tatnoll is bravo, gallant, and almest reckless, but knows well the power if his powerful ship nnd even he would hesitate long before he attacks her." The Fbencii Abmy. The British jour nals say, and with some apprehension, that the Army of France wns never before in so effective a condition. It contains over 400, 000 men, and has 70,000 cavalry in France alone besides 10,000 in Algeria. It is also so completely organized in its trans-Q portation department, in which so many other nations are deficient, that the Emper-; or could move 100,000 men, in any direc tion, at a week s notice. 7 jtgrJamcs Redpath's paper gives the' wherenbouls of five of John Brown's men1 who escaped from Harpor's Ferry. Owen1 Brown is in Northern Ohio. The report' that he had lost his hand in firing a salute' is incorrect. Tidd was in New York a fewj days ago; Merriara is in Hyti. Coppec has joined one of the lowa military com panies. Anderson, the only survivor of the negroes, is in Canada preparing to emigrate A Soldier's Emotion in Battle. Our citizen soldiers inexperienced in a battle will find the most terrible moment just before the combat begins. A soldier in his narration of personal adventures in the Mexican war, published in "ITowe't Achievements of America, -gives some in teres ting items on this head in his descrip tion of the batlle of Palo Alto, the open ing oauie ot war. When all was readv both armies stood still for about twenty minutes, each wait ing for the other lo begin the work of death, and during this time, I did not soe a single man of the enemy move; they stood liko statues. We remained quiot with two exceptions; General Taylor, followed by his staff, rode from right to left at a slow pace, with his leg thrown over like a woman, and as he passed each regiment,he spoke words of en couragement. 1 know not what ho said to the others, bnt when .he came up where wo stood, he looked steadily at us, and, as I . 1 t l m W m ne gazeu, no saia: "uie bayonet, my hearty cocks The bayonet is the thing" The other occasion was that of Lieutenant Blake, one of tho engineers, who volun leered to gallop along the enemy's line, in front of both armies, and count their guns; so close did he go that he might have been shot a hundred times. One of tho officers of the enemy, doubtless think ing he had some communication to make, rode out to meet him ; Blake however,paid no attention to him, but rode on, and then reported to Taylor. Thus stood thoso two belligerent armies face to face. What were the feelings of those thousands! How many thoughts and fears were crowded into those few moments! a clammy sweat is settled all over faces slightly pale, not from cowardly fear, but from an awful sense of peril, com bined with a determination not to flinch from duty. These are the moments which true soldiers resign themselves to their fate and console with the reflection that what ever may befall them they will act with honer; these are the moments when the moments when the absolute coward suffers more than death when if not certain he would be shot in bis tracks, he would turn and flee. Fighting is very hard work: the man who has passed through a two hour's fight, has lived through a great amount of mental and physicical labor. At the end of a, battle I always found that I had pre- spired so profusely as to wet through my thick wooleu clothing, and when I baa got cool, I was as soro as if I had had been beaten with a club. When the battle com mences the feelings undergo a change. Reader, did you ever see your house on fire ? if so, it was then you rushed into great danger; it was then you went over places1climbed over walls,lifted heavy loads which you could never have done in your cooler moments; you then have experi enced some of the excitement of a soldier in battle. I always knew my danger that at any moment I wns liable to be killed, yet such was my excitement that I never tully realized it. All men are not alike; some aro cool ; some are perfetly wild or crazv; others are so prostrated by fear that they aro completely unnerved an awlul sinking and relaxation .ot ail their energies take place, awful to behold; they tremble like an aspen, slink into ditches and covert places, cry like children, and are totally to shame dead to eveiy emotion but the overwhelming fear of instant death Wo had a few, and but a few of such, in our army. As the two armies were facing each eth er, it was remarkable to see the coolness of our men; there they stood choiviug bits of.buiscuit, and talking about the Mexicans some wondering if they would fight; others allowing they would, and like de mons, etc. 1 kept my eye on the artillery of the enemy, nnd happened to be looking towards thir right wing, when suddeuly a white curl of smoke sprang up there from one of their guns, nnd then X saw the, dust fly some distance, in where the ball truck. Instantly another, and then nn- othcr rich curl of smoke arose, suceeded by 8 booming sound, and tho shot came crash ing toward us. The enemy fired very rap- dry, and their balls knocked the dust about us in all directions some went over our heads, other struck the ground in front and bounded away. Our batteries now went to work, and poured in upon them a perfect storm of iron; Lieutenant Churchill and his men beganwith eighteen-poundres.nnd when tho first was fired, it made such a loud report that our men gave a spontaneous shout, which seemed to inspire us with renewed confidence. I could hear overy word the lieutenant said to his men. When the first shot was fired he watched the ball, saying, "Too high, men, try another!" "too low, men, try again the third timo is the charm!" The third shot .was fired, and I saw with my own eyes the dreadful effect of that and the following shots. "Thai s it my boys!" shouted Churchill, jumping up about two feet; "you havo them now! keep her at that, and so they did, and every shot lore complete lanes through the enemy's lines; but they stood it manfully. The full chorus of battle now raged ; twen- ty-ihreo pieces of artillery belched forth their iron bail. We were ordered to lie down in the grass to avoid the shot; this puzzled the enemy, as they could not bring their guns loear upon us, masing our ios3 very small. Many were the narrow escapes; one ball came within six inches of my left jside. The force of the shot was tremeu- tdous; a horso's body was no obstacle at all; a man's leg was a mere pipe stem. I watched tue stiot as it struck the roots oi the grass, and it was astonishing how the dust flew. In about an hour the grass caught fire and the clouds of smoke shut out the opposing armies from view. We had not yet lost man from our regiment, xu the obscurity the enemy changed their line and the eighteen-pounder, supported by our regiment, took a new position on a UtHe rise of ground, as we mo w the sdoL a six-pound shot earned away the lower jaw of Capt. Page, and then took off a man s noma on u clean as with a knife. The blood of poor Page was the first blood I saw ; he was knocked down in the grass, as he endeavor- ea to raise himself, presented such a ghast ly spectacle, tnat a sickly, fainting sensa. tion came over me, and the memory of t rt . t i ii . - iuui. uigut i suau carry with me to my dy ing day. A little later, Mojor Ringgold was mortally wounded at his battery; I saw him just aflet it. The shot had torn away a portion of the flesh of his thighs; its force was tremendous, cutting off both pistols at the locks, and also the withers of his horse a splendid steed, which 'was killed to relieve him of bis misery. The enemy tried hard but without avail, to hit our eighleen-pounders: Tho battle con tinued until night put an end to the scene. We biouvacked where wa were, and laid on our arms; wo slept however) but little, thinking wo might be attacked ia otlr" sleep. The enemy had been severely- handled, owing to the superiority of our artillery. The gunners went into it mora like butch ers than men; each stripped off his coat, rolled up hisslcoves,and tied Lis suspenders around his waist; they all wore red flannel shirts, and therefore, were in uniform. To see them limbering and unlimbering, firing a few shots aud then dashing through the smoke, and then to firo again with lightning-like rapidity, partly hid from view by dense clouds of smoke nnd dust, with their dark red shirts and naked arms, yelling at every shot they made, reminded me of a band of demons rather than ot Colonel John C. Fremont at the Meeting of Loyal Americans in Paris-His Remarks on the Occasion Colonel John C. Fremont made these re' marks at the American meeting in Paris on .1.-- on.l. ..i.r IUO GUUi U111U1U. I am deeply sensible to the warm aud flattering expressions of confidence and regard with which I have just been honor cd, nnd still more deeply sensible to your , I I f . 1 mi Kina approval oi mem. xney are very grateful to me, and I thank you very sin cerely. But you will be very sure that I do not receive them as due to myself; I am conscious that 1 owe them to the partiality of friendship, and to that sort of attach ment which a soldier always feels for the banner under which he has fought. Here, here," To him (Mr. Burlingame) and the other friends around me who have spoken to-day, .1 represent tho standard on which old watch words were inscribed.' It is themselves who were the leaders, themsel ves who bore with you the heart of the day, and who have won their batlle gloriously. And they havo come among us here, with their habitual eloquence to convey to our true-hearted countrymen at home the re- currnce of our unalienable devotedness to the" country, and our unbounded admiration of the generous loyalty with which they rallied to its calls. fCheers.1 A few days back our honored flag was trailing in the dust at the foot of an inso lent foe ; at present the stars are refulgent from a thousand heights, swarming with bravo hearts and strong arms in its defense. We drink to them to-day, our brave and loyal countrymen. Renewed cheers. Faith fully, too, have our scattered people respon ded to them from Italy, from England, and from Fiance. Well have they shown they, loo, can cross the seas and change their skies and never change their hearts. Loud cheering.! I am glad that a happy chance has brought me to participate with you here on this occasion. Here in this splendid capital of a great nalioD, where near by us the same tombstone records the blended names of Washington and Lafay ette, I feel that I breathe a sympathetic air. Hear, hear. France is progress, and I am happy to believe that here we shall not see a people false to their tradi tionary policy. Loud applause.j fctom here wo shall see no strong hand stretch ed out to arrest tho march of civili zation, and throwing back a continent into barbarism. We expect nowhere nctive co operation, but we look for the sympathy which the world gives to a good cause. Wo are willing to work out our own des tiny, and make our owu history. Before the struggle closes, the world will recog nize that enlightened liberty is self-sustnm-ing, nnd that a people who have once ful ly enjoyed its blessiugs will never consent lo part with them. We have deprecated this war, fratricidal and abominable; most gladly would we welcome back our people if they would return to their allegiance. We would bury, deep as the ocean, the hasty anger which their parricidal conduct provoked. But they must return at once to their allegiance. We shall not permit them to dishonor our flag and desecrate our sacred graves. Hear, hear. They cannot be permitted to dismember our country and destroy our nationality. Hear, hear. We shall maintiriii these in their fullest integrity, in tho faco of every evil aud at every hazard. Above every consideration is our country as we have learned to love it one and indivisible loud ncclamations now nnd forever; nnd so we will maiutain it; we will do our duty loyally, and we will make no compro mise with treason, and no surrender to re bellion. Long continued cheering. Fire Nkab Massh.on. On Wednesday morning of last week at 2 o'clock, the res idence of J. B. Marshall, at Prospect Hill Nursery, ono mile west of town, was de stroyed by tire. So suddenly did the fire burst out and so rapid was its progress, that the fnmilj barely had time to escape ia their night clothing. Mr. Marshall's loss is about $2,000 insurance 81,000. We learn that the fire originated from the wood-house, but from what cause wo are unable to state. Repository. The Army Worm. The worm now making such havoc with the crops in por tions of the West, resembles very much jn appearance that which is known as the com mon Black Cut-Worm. They are most destructive in a field of Timothy grass, which they clean entirely out, stalk and blade, while in a wheat field they atrip the stalk of its blades. The worm is now do ing much damage in Warren and Preble counties j Ohio, Paris-His Remarks on the Occasion A War Correspondent Indeed-- Paris-His Remarks on the Occasion A War Correspondent Indeed--Great Valor and Mighty Deeds. Vanity Fair's correspondent thus relates how he left the extreme South and went to the North, and what happened to- him in the mean time; I left, then, with ninety-nine men, hav ing lost one. Two fell in love with the same girl in Charleston, and one removed" the other's vertebral column with a Bowie knife, (as I have before remarked, they are playful fellows,) so he could't accompany us any further. I won't have a man around me unless he has plenty of backbone. We departed "from Montgomery, and started for Washington again on Monday' last. We arrived at Manassas Gap on Fri day morning, nnd found a large force' of rebels congregated there. They recogni zed us for Union men at once, by pur gentlemanly appearance, and surrounded, us: ; My men formed in squads of thirteen and a half, faces outward, with the ball of the left foot resting on trie right hip; and drew their slung shots. By way of testing their discipline, I al lowed them to remain in this order while the rebels fired one volley. Unfortunately, tho volley was fired by upward of fifteen thousand troops, at a dis tance of only about ten 01 twelve paces. The result was that, w.hen the smoke blew away, thero was nothing there. I escaped by a mir&cie. I always make it a rule to do so. I had been prepared for figkt, I expec ted, indeed, a war to the bitter end. But a cruel, blood-thirsty, unparalleled, barbar ous assaultwith ball-cartridges, I own, took me by surprise. Such a thing is unknown in. tho annals of civilized warfare. I am now prepared to fight the South to the death, coufiscate their forts and armies, to burn down their houses, lands, and negroes, and to play the d- generally. Poor Cospetto di Vendetta, not being ac customed to the military customs of this country, fought like a tiger for an hour, even after his whole head, with the excep tion of his chin and the bump of combat- iveness, was entirely blown away. An earth-worm would be a fool lo him for vi tality. The rebels then closed in around me. "Gentleman," said I (the rebels are all gentleman, negroes, and such;) "yon have had all the tun so far; mj turn nas come now. dare a la morti" I sprang over a smart body of cavalry, attacked the rebels in the flank, and begad killing them. Tough-mealed fellows, most ly. I was terribly tired by the time I got through a regiment, and as the commander offered lo call it square and treat if I would let up, 1 stopped. Never in my life before, did a gin-cocktail taste so sweet as the one he gave ine; It was sweetened by the sublime con sciousness that I had done a virtuous ac tion. Gov. Wise on The War The fire eater Wise has been sick, but is better so much better that he has again mounted his wordy war horse. The occvr sion. was this: Jeff. Davis was serenaded the other day at Richmond, and after the Confederate President had repeated . the usual boast, of the Sonth, Henry A. Wise was called out, whereupon he exhorted, bis fellow rebels in a highly belligerent speech. He spoke in the true Wise vein, declaring that ho rejoiced in this war. And why ! This was his emphatic answer: iJecauso it was a war of purification.. You want war, fire and blood, to purify you ;and the Lord of Hosts has demanded that you should walk through bra and blood. You are called to the fiery baptism and I call upon ,you to come up to- the al tar. Though your pathway be though fire or though a red river of blood, turn not aside. Be in no haste no burry orflurry. Collect yourselves to the high'-and sacred duty of patriotism; the man who-dares to pray; the man who dares to wait until some magic arm is put into his hand ;-tb man who will not go uuless be have a Min nie or percussion musket; will not be con tent with flint and steel, or even a gun, without a lock is worse than a coward he is a renegade. If you can do no better,, go to a blacksmith, take a gun along as a sample, and get him to mi.ke you one like it. Get a spear a lance. Take a lesson from John Brown. Man ufacture your blades from 'old iroD, even though it be the tires of your carl-wheels. Get a bit of carriage spring; and grind and burnish it into the shape of a Bowie knife, and put to it any sort of a handle, so that' it be strong ash, hickory, oak. But if pos sible, get n double-barreled gun, and a doz en rounds of buckshot, and go upon the battle-field with these. If the enemy's guns reach further thsr yours, reduce the distance, meet them, foot to foot, eye to eye, body to body ; aud when you strike a blow, strike home. You true blooded Yankee will never stand still in ther presence of cold steel. Let your aim,- there fore, be to get into close quarters, and, witli a few decided, vigorous movements, alway pushiug forward, never back, my word for it, tho soil of Virginia will be swept of the Vandals who are now polluting its atmoa phere. Ex-Postmaster Dolt's Appeal toKen tucky. This noble patriot, the first to in- fustt stability and honesty into tho Buch anan Administration, aud to check the progress of the. traitors in the Government, has written n letter to J. F. Speed, Esq., nt Louisville, which does honor to his bead and heart. It is one of the best exposi tions of the present national difficulties we have seen. Mr. Holt writes as a Ken-. tuckian to Kentuckians, and clearly de monstrates the duty of tho State ia the present emergency. JteTA Union man, lately from Tennessee reports that the private ecretary of the Governor has already written out death war rants for leading Union men, among them Etheridge and Johnson, to be issued on the 6th. The tone of the Memphis journals seems to corroborate this statement, epr cially as to Etheridge.