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THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION. "WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION." .? volume II. JUICTIOr CITY, KJSTSAS, SA.TUHIDA.Y, FEBRUAEY 7, 1863. jLSPumber 15. Smolmpllanbgtgub'nlmoit, PUBLISHED F.VERV SVTURDVr MOK.VIXG DT WM.S.BLAKELT, - - - GEO. W. MARTIN, -A-t Junction City, Ivaiinas. OFFICE IN BRICK BUILDING, CORNER OF SbVJSNTH & WASHINGTON St's. (L i) t VL it i on . JUNCTION, SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 1863. TKRM5 OF SUBSCRIPTION- : One copy, one year, - $2.oo Iiyi copies, one year, - 15.00 Payment repaired in all cases in advance. All papers discontinued at tlie expiration of tlie tim for winch payment is received. TERMS Or ADVERTISING : One square, first insertion, - . - $ 1 00 Each subsequent insertion, - - - 50 Ten lines or less being a square. Yearly advertisements inserted on liberal terms. job'atork v done with dispatch, and in the latest style of the art. 0 Payment required for all Job "Work on delivery. ACUTENESS OF THE DETECTIVE POLICE. The Commercial Bulletin relates the fol lowing adventure, wliich illustrates t the aruo time the wonderful ingenuity of the ,ondon thieves and the acutenesa of the detective officers : "Several years ago the elder Perkins started from Loudon to cross the Channel for Paris he had with him a large sum of money, which he was to deliver to a certain hanking house in Paris. Such was the magnitude of the sum that the utmost se cresy was observed, so that no person should be aware of the fact ; the money was taken from the Bank of England but a few mo ments before departure. Col. Perkins ar rived safe in Havre, and congratulated bim jsch" uPon "is safety and that of his treasure thus ia.v- Ifc was his first appearance on Fiench g".'I ; he knew no one, and was entirely dependent: upon his letters of in troduction. WiVat was his astonishment on arri in f at the orated of Paris to hear his name familiarly spoken before he had shown bis passports, and net only his name but the name of the hotel tC which he contem plated going. With true Yankee shrewd ness, however, he concealed .his astonish ment. Fie had been at the hotel i'ut a short time when three or four persons entered his room, and informed him that they were to hide under his bed he demanded an explanation, they being in citizen's dress. To his still greater astonishment they in formed him of the precise amount of money he had drawn from the Bank of England, yl -vhom he was to pay it in fact all par liculars of the transaction, so much that it appeared like a 1 chelation. In reply to his questions as to how they knew, they said nothing, they meicly informed him that he had intendtd to put the package under hi pillow, and that at a ccrtaiu hour his room would be broken into and an attempt made to rob him. He was further instructed to follow out his original plan, to appear per fectly unconscious at the time as though he was asleep, and that all would be right. There was no alternative, he was but one man to four, and he quietly submitted. At the exact time mentioned he heard a noise at the door of his room, the door was final ly forced, the men in the meantimo keeping perfectly quiet j the perspiration stood in large cold drops upon his forehead, but he did not dare to move ; the new comers ap proached the bed, lifted the pillow, with hi head upon it, abstracted the treasure, and were about starting for the door, when those under the bed started and seized them they were the gen-d'armes. This story was told by Col. Perkins himself at ajliu ner table, where the late John Quincy Ad ams was telling an adventure almosfsimilar. FROM THE STATE CAPITAL. Topeka, January 14, 18C3. Editors Union A goodly crowd throngs our Capital, and the great question of the day with a stranger on his arrival is where to "hang out." The five hotels all fairly kept are crammed. Numerous private house are thrown open, and stuffed with honorable humantics; and so many persons are on the streets these balmy nights, that it seems highly probable that some have settled the question by hanging out on post?, or gates, or cellar doors. Of course, many applicants for office are here. Dan Adams, to all appearance, was sure of the Senate Secretaryship. But as you have learned he has been disappointed. It was a close race; but as the ten will take the nine, so twelve bangs eleven, and all beneath it. Dax had only the eleven. Nothing, of course, is doing in the Senate since its organization. Tom Osborne presides with dignity and grace. Hon. S. M. Strickler, so well known to you in various other capacities as a reliable and affable citizen, wears his Senatorial robes (and new store-clothes,) with case and credit. He has made his mark already as a member of spirit and influence, and doubtless will sustain the interests of his District. In the House, there was a general acknowl edgment of defeat before coming to an election, so that the Speaker, the Speaker pro tern, Chief Clerk, Enrolling Clerk, and the Scrgeant-at-Arms, were all chosen without opposition, although the competition had been active. Mr. Conn made a gallant run for Assistant Scrgcant-at-Arnis, receiving sixty-eight votes out of seventy-two. It is said that he run in on his good looks, and not for his influence with his long lost brother, Judge Cobb, just elevated to the Supreme Bench. This afternoon the Governor delivered his Inaugural Address to the two houses, in joint session, according to the ancient usage. The tone of the address is earnest and manly. In spite of an impediment of speech and a manner by no means oratorical, the effect was made impressive by the Governor's decision and boldness. There was a crowded audience, and but one opinion was entertained of the excel lence of the Address, save on the part perhaps of sonic sympathizers with treason, to whom the Governor's hostility to treason and Slavery became wormwood. Yours, NIX. are to be changed, and perhaps in the Third. Certain roads are made State roads, and the Marais lies Cygnes is declared not navigable. The Senate is in labor on a consested seat from Douglas county. Under Bob Stevejjs' and Governor Robinson's lead, the boys all get the run of the ballot-boxes there in days gone by, and they keep it up yet, it seems. Whble squads of boys, from fifteen to anything less than twenty-one, voted freely, and swore to it afterwards. The consequence is, that Thokp is trying to cut the venerable Beam off. As Beam had only nine majority, it would not take a great many fraudulent votes to do it. But the trouble is, that Thorp's witnesses many of them voted for him, and it is now a question of calculation, not who has the majority of legal votes, but of the illegal votes. I expect the proof will lay it on the Beam: but if evi dence had been culled on both sides, no one can tell how it would have resulted, as Law rence is a sweet-scented locality, of a truth ; but instead of getting the University, it would be well to give her the penitentiary. Bob Miller looks very wise in his seat in the Hall, and is generally popular, as he de serves to be. nis remarks are short but to the point, and his motions in time. Gobdo.v looks after affairs in a quiet way says little in public, and. more in private. He is sagacious and careful. Fullixgton, of Riley, is much of the same character, but is perhaps a trifle more impulsive. Yours, Nix FROM THE SECOND KANSAS. We have received the following private letter from a friend in Lieut Stover's Howitzer Com pany, attached to the 2nd KansaB Cavalry, which we take the liberty to pnblish. The date is some what old, but there will be found in it many items of interest. tgi. A dispute having arisen at an Italian court between a lawer and doctor, as to which should walk first in a public proces sion, it was referred to the court fool for judgment,- who gavo it in favor of the law- ,?, on the ground that the. rogue should always precede the executioner. m m jtST"My son, would you suppose the Lord's prayer could be engraved in'a space no larger than the area of a half 'dime ?" 11 Well, yes, father, if a half dime Is as large in everybody's rye as it is io yours, I think thero would be do difficulty in put ting it in about four times." Scene in a Printing Office. Enter Subscriber "I have come to pay one yearns subscription iu advance.'1 Shows dollar bill. Operatives gather around to examine, the curiotit. Duett, editor and devil Oh, let us be joyful !" Exit into sanctum dancing a pas de deux. - f The rebels from their boyhood up, have never learned to appreciate the bra very of anybody but themselves, They are at school now; aud a good deal of whip ping maybe necessary iu that school. m m I" An Irishman at New Haven, hav ing had nine children in eight years' wed lock, applied for an exemption certificate, because he could serve his country better at home. 'Fashionable Arrivals Hon- John' L. Dale on a mule. Capt, R. C. Eden, on a visit, and several rafts" crews "on a bust." TorEK , January 28, 1863. Ldilors Union The first thing that strikes one on coming into this lovely town, is the wind; the next thing is the murky atmos phere. Tlie sky is one vast sheet of leaden clouds, and has been for about a half a dozen days in each week. The efforts at gayety arc consequently to some extent depressed. Every thing feels dull, looks dull, and is dull dull as your scissors. To he sure, the Methodists, the Congregationalists, and the Episcopalians, each hold a weekly "sociable," where every body stands (or sits) around the edge of the room, and looks intensely solemn. The main object in the matter is to collect one of Farn uam's shinplastcrs, as a compensation for the good society and the slice of cake. Any one who appreciates these things gets his money's worth, of course. For the more earnest minded people there is a weekly course of Temperance Lectures, and Agricultural " Class Meetings," and a Debat ing Society. Thus every taste is provided for. In reference to the Temperance movement, I can say that this Legislature is probably the most temperate body ot that kind that Kansas has ever held. I have neither heard nor seen any disorderly or intemperate men this session. The Legislature goes in for hard work and economy. There is such a fierce surge in the latter direction that the State is actually in all sorts of danger. For there is no hope of the passage of any bill, cither to build or lease a State House, nor to employ an agent to look after our sick and wounded soldiers, nor to make appropriations to pay tip our debt incur ed while in a territorial condition, nor to pay off our war bonds, nor to start an Agricultural College, so as to get the ninety thousand acres offered by Congress, nor to keep the State in running order comfortably and properly. But on the other hand, all sorts of bills, that don't talk of money, are passed, as though the idea prevailed with the members that they must earn their money in that way and as if these voluminous enactments did not impose costs on the people. Tinkerers are at work on the Constitution in twenty places; while the Civil Code and Criminal, the Revenue, School, and Redemption Acts, the tax law, and every law in the State, has some bill presented to amend it. The fun of it is, that the good natured, but close-fisted, House, all running on the Caknet qualifications, and coming out heavy on financial propositions, (which is very well to a certain extent,) passes without hesi tation bills on all other topics with a perfect looseness. There have been discussions on the bill to reduce the rates of interest, and six and. ten. per cent, are decided on. The location of the University and Agricultural College, it is whispered will be carried by a compromise Emporia to get the former and Manhattan the latter. Local bills are numerous and successfuL The Criminal Court in Leavenworth is abo'lish cd. The Court terms in the Fourth District Camp Second Kan. Vols., Caxe Hill, Ark., January 1st, 1863. Friend B : The Army of the Frontier is just in from a trip to Fort Smith and Van Buren, where General Blunt played smash with the rebels, and, as usual, effectually ' cleaned them out "and caused them to say good-bye to the above named places, and was so ungentlemanly as to give them but a very few minutes to say tlie parting words. On the evening of the 26th ult. we received orders to be ready to march on the following morning at 7 o'clock, with six days cooked ra tions, without tents or baggage, except blankets, with but two wagons to the regiment, and those for the purpose of transporting a part of the six days' rations, and forage for stock, as it is very scarce in the mountains. We struck tenta on the morning of the 27th, and marched in the direction of Fort Smith, and at 8 o'clock in the evening we halted for the night, abut twenty-three miles from Van Buren, with orders to march at 5 o'clock next morning which we did. About 9 o'clock, twelve miles north of Van Buren, our advance encountered i and drove in the pickets of a regiment of Texas cavalry, that was doing out post duty at Drip ping Springs, about ten miles from Fort Smith- The Second Kansas, led by the dashing Cloud, was, as usual, in advance, while just in rear of us were Generals Blunt and Herron, with their body guard, and then came all our cavalry, ar tillery and infantry, making in all an army cf at least J 0,000, all eager for the fight and a "sight "at Fort Smith. We followed the enemy's pickets so very close that they did not have time to strike ail their tents, but left them standing, while they, with their train of about twenty-five wagons, moved off in the direction of Van Buren in hot haste, leaving the road strewn with tents, trunks, mess boxes and baggage of every description, while we were pressing on after them, firing into their rear every few hundred yards. Such a chase baffles all description, and cannot be realized un less participated in. At every favorable point they would make a stand, so as to give their train time to escape, but a well directed volley from our rifles and a few shells from the Howit zers they are always in advance would soon dislodge them, and again both parties would be rushing pell mell over one of the roughest roads in the West, and so on until we reached Van Buren, when, a few miles below, we captured all their train and mny prisoners, and completely disorganizing their whole force and scattering them in every direction. I must give you a little description of the first entrance of the "Feds" into the city of Van Buren. The city of Van Buren lies just at the foot of tlie Boston Mountains, eight miles below Fort Smith by the river, and about four by land. It occupies about fifteen hundred yards on. the river and runs back to. the mountains, which makes it about half. mile square. It cannot be seen as you approach it from the north, until you arrive at the top of the mountain, and then the town is in full view, stretching from your feet to the river bank. In prosperous times, when everything is flourishing, it must be a beautiful sight You are so far above the town that every house and object can be plainly seen, while you have a foil view of the valley and river for four miles or core below. As we drove the rebels over the hill and came in full view of the city and the river, a cheer went up from our men at the sight that met their view, that must have been heard by every person in town. Three large steamers were juat leaving the levee with all possible haste, while the rebel train was going down the valley at full speed, and everything in towa seemed ia confusion and excitement Gen. Bitot halted his command for a moment and then gave the word, "forward!' andaway we went at full speed down the hill. through the town, and did sot checlra rein until we straek the levee, when Clou, with the, 2nd. Kansas, toned down the river after the steam boats and train, and Gen. Blcnt with bis body guard and the Howitzers turned up the levee to stop a ferry boat that was just crossing with a load of rebels asd property. The river at this point is about twelve hundred yards wide, and the boat was about two-thirds of the way across when we arrived at the landing. Gen. Blunt batled them and orded them back, but they not paying any attention o his orders, he ordered Lieut. Stover to bail them with his Howitzers, and the next minute the Lieutenant sent a 12 pound shell after them which drove tlie man from the helm, and the boat headed up stream, giving as a better mark, and them a better chance to get hit. The next shell burstamongst them, wound ing several and killing one horse. We now ceased firing and hailed them again, but they were so frightened they commenced jumping overboard and swimming to shore, so we opened on them again, and killed three and wounded many others while they were escaping. Uur attention was now attracted by firing down the river, and looking in that direction we saw our cavalry blazing away at a large steamer mat was trying to escape down the river. The firing becoming too hot, the captain run his boat ashore on the opposite side and the men and passengers commenced jumping out and running into the woods. Gen. Blint ordered the Howit zers down the river at the gallop, and the cap tain of the boat seeing the artillery coming, hung out the white flag, and got into his small boat and came over and gave himself up, and declared his boat in our possession. Col. Cloud kept on down the river and captured two more boats and the rebel train, with quite a number of prisoners. Gen. Blunt now took possession of the boat first captured in person, and in a few minutes she was steaming up the river and was soon along side the levee, when the " bovs " gave three cheers for thS Fredrick Natrebe "(the name of the steamer) and her new commander. 1 he " Old Flag was now run up on the staff in the public square, and for the first time since the breaking out of the war, theStars and Stripes floated triumphantly over the city of Van Buren, while the rebel flag lay at our feet in the dust. If any more evidence was wanting to prove tlie rebel Gen. Hindman a coward and a murderer, his inhuman acts upon this da, if nothing more, were sufficient to brand him a cold-blooded ruf fian of the darkest dye. About three hours after we had taken the town, before our infantry and artillery had airived, and while the streets were thronged with women and children, Hindman, in person, came up under cover of the timber on the opposite side of tlie river, and without tlie least warning opened on the town with four pieces of heavy artillery, throwing his shot aud shell into the town in all directions, tearing up the houses and killing and woundinjj the inhab itants. Gen. Blunt ordered his cavalry to fall back out of town, and sent an order for his bat tenes to come up as soon as possible. In about twenty minutes Allen's, Rabb's and Hopkins Dnteries came up slid opened on tlie rebels, si lencing their guns in less than ten minutes, kill a Lieutenant and nineteen men, and completely driving them from tlie woods, out of range, and that is the last that we have seen of Hindman or any of his army. The rebel artillery killed one of the 2nd Kaueas and one woman and five chil dren bolongine to the towa. Gen. Blunt sent a force across the river to Fort Smith, but the rebels had left, after burning two steamers that were loaded with sugar, for fear it would fall into our hands. They destroyed all the stores at the post, and threw many stand of arms into the river. The boats which we captured were loaded with corn and hardbread for Hindman's army, and were from Little Rock, Arkansas. They had iust arrived and been ordered down the river again, Hindman's main force beinff some sixty miles below and still moving down. There was a rebel camp about eight miles below on the soutli side of the river, and just after dark, Col. Cloud with Allen's Bat tery went down and shelled them out, killing some and burning their tents. The next day the infantry and a part of the artillery marched back towards Cane Hill, while Blunt had everything of value removed from the boats and, just after dark, on the evening of the 29th, he set them all on fire and entirely destroy ed them. It was a heavy blow to the rebels. Besides capturing a train of thirty wagons, fifty or more hogsheads of sugar, and many other stores which we brought away, we destroyed six large steamers and two ferry boats, and a large commissary building in town. Wc also captured considerable stock, and fifty or more prisoners, and many small arms. Gen. Blunt arrived at Cane Hill on the even ing of the 3l8t, where he met Gen. Schofield, who took command of the Army of the Frontier, and to-morrow Gen. Blunt leaves for Kansas, for how long no one knows. Schofield does not approve of Blunt's course, simply because he has been winning laurels, and fighting. Since Blunt has had command of the Armv of the Frontier it has been moving and working, and always to front and victory ; but now Schofield takes com mand and we march to the rear. The contrast is striking and significant. Which of. the two Generals will the Government sustain ? Colonel Weer takes command of the 1st Brigade in Blunt's absence. I do not think that Blunt will take the field again, unless he is placed in com mand of the army be has so many times in the last two months led to victory. Who will blame him if he does not T The Indians are all in a brigade by themselves and commanded by Phillips, who, by the way, is an excellent officer and deserves promotion. I have no idea what our destiny willTbV. We march to-morrow1 back to Elm Springs, twenty miles west of this place. Forage is very scarce, and our stock is' dying off very fast About two hundred of the 2nd Kansas' are on foot. Other regiments are no belter elf, and it is very hard to find horses to move oar artillery. The weather ia xioite mild. We have had no show vet. The health of our men is iqaite good, and our wound; ed are doing well. Sergeant Morris is severely woaadsdand very low, but recovering slowly. Miller is dead. Downer leaves to-morrow on re cruiting service. , Forth Soy Hill aad Republican Ualca. PURE AIR. Do not live in unvcntilated Toonis. Above all, do not permit your children to remain, hour after hour, in a close unvcntilated apart ment, whose forty, or fifty, or sixty children are using up the vital air. Remember that each person destroys by breathing, a gallon of air a minute, or three hundred and sixty gallons in the six hours he is confined to the room, i After the air has been expelled from the lungs ' lis ei 1- t . t . . . 11 j uum. 10 ue laxcn up again, isy a wise arrangement, the air expelled from the lungs. and deprived of its vitality, "rises, being a little lighter than the surrounding air. If there arc ventilators in the upper part of the room, this impure air escapes. But in a close room, of course, it remains to poison, yes pohon, the air. And what' right have you to make your children inhale poison, any more than you would have to compel them to drink it? Who docs not remember, with a shudder, the Black Hole, at Calcutta? Several hundred British prisoners, confined in a small room, with only one or two little grated windows, in a sultry night. Their agonizing cries to the guard, to be removed to a moro airy place, were unheeded, because, forsooth, the change could not be made without order from the Bajah, and he was asleep! Before morning, most of them were dead. But you say, "Our children do not actually suffocate in our school-rooms." No, because, happily, the door is occasionally .opened, and the pure free air rushes in with all its might. Bnt let there be no ingress to, or ingress from, such a room for a day, the door and windows remaining closed, and your children would not go home to sicken and die they would die on the spot as surely as the poor soldiers died in the Calcutta prison. Not only does a person's respiration injure the atmosphere in a room, but by the laws of animal life, a portion of the waste or useless matter of the system is thrown to the surface by a set of vessels having their especial office, and constantly passing off what is termed insensible perspiration, helps to dete riorate the atmosphere. It is said by scientific observers, that the amount thus thrown off the system in twenty-four hours h somewhere about two pounds. If grown people will breathe an atmosphere thus loaded, it is their own affair, but to compel children, hour after hour, to inhale this pent up, unsavory efflu vium, is atrocious. One after another will go home with aching heads or diseased lungs, to lie for weeks upon a sick led, or to be carried speedily to the narrow house. Again, I plead, give the children air pure air. A FRIEND TO CHILDREN. A FULL-SIZED BIT OF NEWS. Under the head of -The Wounded Soldier's Christmas Dinner," the Tiibune thus para graphs a day's occurring: "Nowhere else in Ike world than in America could have been seen the sight which has made this holiday in Washington remarkable and memorable the banquctting of thirty-five thousand mounded and sick soldiers upon a Christmas Dinner, spread ly the hands of indi vidual bcncviilence. Tables were set and : abundantly and elegantly covered in the lar gest wards of the different hospitals. The rooms were ornamented by volunteer hands with evergreens and flowers. Volunteer wai- tors, gentlemen and ladies of the first families in the land, tenderly and devotedly served the wounded warriors in every hospital, waiting firt 011 those too much injured to be moved to the tabic;. The feasting of this army of wounded thus honored and cared for was a touching sight. To make the festive occasion complete ia most of the hospitals, hired or vol unteer singers wag songs of home and of country ; iu others, members of Congress and Cabinet officers m.ule speeches hapily fit. for the occasion, and moved socially among the tables. In one or two the President found time to bring excitement and sunshine with him among the bandaged and becrutched rev ellers. Over hccn thousand turkeys and chickens a ere consumed at this novel Christ mas dinner.'' THE BATTLE-FIELD OF MURFREESBORO. Perhaps there is no picture which presents such a combination of heart rending and re volting scenes, as a battle-field immediately after a sanguinary conflict. To the inexpe rienced, the spectacle is an awful one. The battle-field of the battle of Stone's River is replete with incidents extraordinary and strange. Those brave men, who fell fighting for their country, and fighting against it, found graves in muddy cotton fields and in beautiful cedar groves; in unromantic corn-fields and in secluded meadows ; upon the hills and in the valleys, and for miles along the stream upon the banks of which the battle fiercely ' AFTER THE WAR." What an Arcadia of fond hopes and bright prospects are tho words " after tho war." It is the Utopia of young ambition where arc centered the cherished schemes of a lifetime. The accomplishments of tho past tho achievements, memories, endear ments, that have circled round the years gone by are nothing now. They are thrown by as children outgrow their baubles, and tho heart wrapt in " aftor the war." What places arc built, (alas ! never to be peopled) "after the war." Did you ever stand in a dark corridor, and gazo away down to where a lighted chandelier throws its brilliant rays from wall to wall, and left a glorious realm at the entrance, half dark half light, to bo filled out with tho fairest forms of fancy ? So we stand to-day and look upon after tho war. After the war is a magic sentence, bearing upon the bosom of realization gaudy possibilities, noble purposes, high and holy resolves. it camo to the lukewarm heart, and kindled there the intense fires of patriot ism, consuming the citizens, and raising from his ashes as the soldier. It was the death of the old man, and the upraising of a new life; and now twelvo hundred thousand bayonets gleam in tho bright sun, and point their sharpened tips to every star of night twelve hundred thousand brave hearts and true have sworn upon the altar of their country, by tho memories of the dear past and the expecta tions of the future, to wipe out forever tho foul blot of treason from tho favored land of God and man twelve hundred thousand vacant chairs at the fire-side and tabic twelve hundred thousand men renc from hearts that loved them tell a tale of fear ful hope, feebly yet fondly clinging to the promised fruition of " after the war." The little child asks : " When will pa come home?" The saddened mother re plies, " after the war." The loving sister raged, and from which it takes its name. The Murfreesboro pike and Chattanooga railroad and affectionate lover tenderly sighs "after divide the battle-field. Travelers upon cither the war.'' It is the tearful answer of tho road, upon either hand, can gaze for three or four miles upon the picture. The first place of interest upon the right, just at present, are the ruins of a fine brick residence; beyond, upon the right and left, are the earthworks thrown up by our troops upon that dark and stormy night. From these works to town arc hundreds of carcasses of horses, breastworks, demolished houses, broken wagons and wheels, and graves. Upon the right, near the railroad, are eleven graves of the 74th Ohio; near is an equal number of the 45th Mississippi ; then, side by side, farther on, repose eleven members of the 78th Pennsylvania, and eight members of the Rock City Guards. Upon the left is quite a cemetery ninety-three prettily con structed graves, with an inscribed slab at the head of each. As you enter the ground a pla card informs the reader that " This patch of ground contains the bodies of 93 soldiers, of the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th' U. 8. Infantry. Do not disturb these graves by additions or otherwise." Leaving the regulars, you next discover four graves of the 19th Illinois, and twenty-seven of the 41st Alabama. Leave the line of the railroad, travel over a spot of ground containing nearly two thousand scrcst and you find like scenes everywhere. The national and the rebel dead the old man, the strong man, and the youth j husband, father, son, and lover all lie in a common, grave. The inter ments, however, are most solemn, and the utmost silence prevails as the lost companion is quiety placed in his uncouth grave. Corr. Philadelphia Prett. m m ILT A Western paper announced the illness of its editor, piously adding "AU good paying subscribers are requested 1o mention him in their prayers. The others need not, 'as thprayers of the wicked avail nothing,' according' to good amaomy. , H7 Chub. Jackson is dead. At the eommence meat of 'the rebellion he said he would, take Missouri out of the Unio'a or take her to hell. He failed-to take her out of the Union, and bss gont to try the other alternative. doting father and hopeful son. Peace shall smile again " after the war." Homes shall be happy hearts re-united "after the war." How shall we pray for those whose joyous anticipations shall be changed to the dark ness of a funeral pall, and whoso bright sun of hope and happiness shall go down forever in the smoke of battle ! Oh ! you who stay with the dear ones at home temper the hard strokes of fate to tho saddened hearts, who, severed from tho dearest, tenderest ties of earth, await with, agonizing resignation the blessings of God, " after the war." ROMANTIC LOVE SCEHE. 'Tis past the hour of midnight. Tho golden god of day, who yesterday drove his emblazoned ebariot through the heavens, has ceased shining oa the earth, and a black pall reigns over the lowest section of our city. Nothing is heard save the distant step of the melancholy bjll-postcr, as he pursues his homeward way ! Suddenly a voice breaks the stillness it is the voice of Frederick William calling upon his beloved Florence Amelia : " Throw open the lattice, love, and look down upon the casement, for I, your dear Frederick am here." " What brings thee at this time of tho night, when all is still and gloomy ?" " I come to offer tbee my heart. Upon my soul I love thee truly wildly, pas sionately love thee. Dost tbou reciprocate?" The maiden blushed as she hesitated. " Ah," cried he, and the face of our hero lit np with a sardonic smile, " thou Iovest another !" ,lSo I no I no !" cried Florence. " Then why not rash to this bosom that is bursting to receive thee V "Because," replied the, innocent but still trembling damsel, " I'm dressed!" tm m m ' y A married editor rarely writes about woman. He dares not try to make her kis subject since be is hers.