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"TELL TK EM TO OBEY THE LAWS AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED S TAT ES. "-Last Words op Stephen a, Dowlas. -imBAJSTA, Ohio, Wednesd ay, apeil 2, 1862. TJrbana Poiblic Library NO. 1 tOTj. I. The Song of The Union. THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. Csl ay, an yon fee by the dawn's early Ik lit, What o proudly we tailed at the twilifhf , last learning, TVhoee broad Etr;.?s and bright stars tiro' the - r-e.-iJ-ti Ccht, O'erit.e nut parts we watched, were o (raliant- ly t;: mining, ' And the rockets' rid glare, the bomb bursting in air, Gave proof thrown the night that our flag was (till there. Oh! say, doe the etar fpaDgled banner (till wave, . O'er the land or the Trtc, u4 the heme of the brave " On the shore dimly seen, through the nst of tk TCu-e the foe'e haughty host in dread silence r .H.ses, 1 TThtX is that, which the breeze o'er the toweric sleep, ' M it fitfully blows, half toneea's, h.Jf disc-lose ? Kow it catches the gleam of the nioru'nig'a first beam, In full glory reflected now shines on tbe atreara. 'Tie the star spangled banner, O, long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of tLe brave. . And where is that band that so vuntir.cly swora That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no mort? Their blood has washed out their foul foulstei- pollution. ' Vo refuse could save tee hirriitts v lve. From the terror of flight or the gloom of tb grave; Aud the star spng,.d. banner in triireij-k doth wave. O'er the lo J of the free, 4 tie bmie oT the brave. - Oh! thus be it ever, Ue Oreecn ft-Hs'.ad Between their loved home rad jt s tf-o!-tion; Blessed with victory and pesce nisy the h? a rescued luu, Fraise the wiwertlmt ttfc B.-H-ud prevervei us a nation : Then conquer we aiuft, when our cause it jt. And this be our oiotio "ru i iiir Kvt!" And the stari-xogied b-auuer in trmtiijh biiall wave. O'er the laud of the free end tLe hvfce of th brave. Oliver Wendell Holmes has ai '.el another reree to our national ode, the "Sutr Si angled Banner." It is worthy of that fine produc tion of Mr. Key, and will, we triat, be per- roauent'y incorporated in it : When oar laud is illumined by liberty's saiile, If Jt f "e from within strike ajilow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that ife to ivUt The Cag-of-fapr ftara4w4 tfe1 l'S-re of her ! By the million unchained when our birthright win pained. We will keep Ler bright Muea fiwever w-taUxd: And the Star 6jngled Katmcr iu tiiuuii h shall wave, While the land of the free is Ike hotue of ti brave ! - Our Story-Teller. GENERAL M'CLELLAN'S DREAM. BY WESLEY BRADSHAW. Two o'clock of tie Ihird night after Gvn. McClel'an'a arrival in ohirrton to tke command of trie TJaited States Army, found that justly eminent soldier pflitrfng over several maps, and reports of sesuts. As the "hour came toiling through the ht, together with the dull rumbl'ng of army wagons and artillery wheels, the weari ed hero, pushing from him Lis maps and re ports, leaned his forehead on his folded arms upon the table before him and fell asleep so deep that ereji to occasional booming of the heavy guns, being placed in position on the entrenchments, was insufficient to disturb it. " I could not have been slumbering thus more than ten minutes." said that Gen. to an intimate friend, to whom he related the narrative, "when I thought the door of my room, which I had varefully locked, was thrown suddenly open, and some one strode up to me, and, laying a hand upon my shoul der, said, in a slow, solemn voice: u Geueral McChTtan, do you slfep at your jiost? Rouse yon, ere it can e prevented, ilte foe triU be on Wushin$1on '' "Never before in my life have I heard a voice possessing the commanding and even terrible tone of the one that addressed me thes fearful words. And the sensation that passed through me, as it fell upon my esrs, and I cowardly shruifk into myseli at the thought of my netrhgence. lean oulr cotn- ;r v -n-l,;.!);,, clirwA-inrr ,.n . .,r.m f m!.tllt rlU,-),ur..J,t I through my brain. I could not move, how- ever, although I tried hard to raise my hea i from the table. As a sense of my willing ness and yet helplessness to make answer to the uhknown intruder oppressed me, I once Minre heard that same tlow, solemn voice repeat: " General SIcClJlan, do you sle'p at your post!" "There was a poculieri'y about it this time; it seemed as though I a mere atom of matter was suspended in the centre of an infinite space, and that the voice came from a hollow dis'ance all around me. As the laH word was uttered I regained, by some fit and yet vnlcnown power, my voli tion, with the change, the grape-suot-dis-charge sensation in my brain ces.-ed, and a (trange tuit tiew one seized my heart; one as of a huge rough icicle being sawed baeir and forth through aud through me. ' "I started up, or rather I should say I thought I started up, for whether I wa nwake or asleep I am ' utterly unable to de-J-toa i:ide. My first thought was about my maps, and, belore xny eyelids had half opened my hand was grasping them. But this was all. The table was still before me, aud the maps, 11 crumbled in my lightening clutch, were still before me; but everything else bad dis appeared. The furniture was gone, the walls of the apartment were gone, the ceiling was sot to be seen. All I saw was the tableau I am ibont to describe to you. "My gaze was turned Southward, and there spread out before me, was a living map, yes a living map, that Is the ouly expression I can think of as befitting the scene. In on grand, covp Tril my eye took in the whole expanse of country, as far south as the Culf of Ifexico and from :he Atlantic ocean on the eia lo tie Xfii-;isinpi river wftwartily. "But before fully fixing my attention up on the immense scene, however, I thoujlit of the mysterious visitant, whose voice I had kt?ared but a moment previous aud, I looked toward him. An apparition stood on my lelt, somewhat in front, at a distance ol about six feet for me. I (ought for his features, hoping to recognize him. But I was disap pointed, for the statute-like figure was nought but a vapor, a cloud, havinp only the general outlines of a man. " Thia troubled me, and I wa turning the matti-r over io my mind, whwi thxt shadowy viK-r, ia the tame glow solemn tone as be- ti-e .-id : ' Gitral -JrCy.l'm yonr fr'.v. is skori! LhhJ: l in Soni-iifarJ ?'' " I (V It ii!!Me to resist his command, even hi I wih-4 to do so, ar.d .ipain, therefore, tr.y w esr cirt ovrr the A'lf'cj map. "Oiton tli Atlf.ittic Isw the various Te.?!s -f tie li!Hr.i:d;?ii' fqiradnm looming up w-.H tbe m"-t jv.Tfeet di-tinc'm-?? in the bright tuif .rl.ri.e, thst ilittn.itistd tv.ory ibii,; viv.h x Ptrntr, but m-How lvht. I saw C:i ;"-t!-ti!i BtIht and its lor?, with their p.i'ir. oii!j':i1, am', thi-ir snlVu hokir.g g ins. M y-s 'tilNiwed the Occatlitie all the way 5.!tJ cmK, to New Orlrins. and tl.c.ce '..- ?? Jtiiini. Ft. ricketis, ar.d, in fact, v fonitk'j-tion a.r:g thi wat.-r lotmdry, I t.:cld with milch distinctness as yon. sir, s-e that Corporal' guard passh.g there. " Thr sight ti'led me w i'h a d'-liht.'ul stir- prive; but it would be utterly impo.-aibk' for m to decrilve the ecstatic annzerocnt that followed, as within the limits I mention, my eyes took in, in minute, but lightning-like de tail, every forest, every meadow, every river, evrry CJ.iop. evry tent, every aentitiel, every rar'.kwork, every car.non, ao J, I- may say, a: f,....! - j..:t ' , . aid dead thing, no iciTtTT-wt.at-t4 lnuht ei- " My blood sonwd (o stop in i' e: .nncls with joy, .-is I tho':;-!it, (!:: lire kao. .-?. .; tht't.-hy Viut.ge, thus giv.-u to Bi--wouhi iu-u:v ;--dy nd!.;.py W-mina-t:o;t of the w.r. And ih-.s oi r iia rs irv-r,j my mi I, hu, oi.oe ui-re, that .v, but tw: r.ii al : "Gs! X:jCW1, UH- ytsar nvin, ti not what you behold. l,try i.t; your time is thort." "Istrtr-d, asd, glstwing t the unearthly ureaier, saf hrm eitend his anns asii point Southwardly. " Still I taw na features. " Smoothin,; out the kr.est and most ac Gtirate one, of my niajis, I sciwd a pemi!, nd once more bent my gaze nit over the living jHiip. "As 1 looked this time, a cold, thrilling chill ran over inc, and the huge rough icicle a'a b'Sn J w'S moaon u.rougn my Heart. J-or, as pencil in hand, i compared the map before me with the living imp, I saw messes of the enemy's forces being hur ried to certain points so as to thwart move ments that, within a day or two, I intended to make at those identical point ; while on two particular approaches to Washington I beheld heavy colu.nns of the foe pos'ed for a concentrated att.-ck, that I instantly saw must Bucceed in its object, unless speedily prevented. Treachery I treachery 1 cried I, in despair. And, as before my blood seemed to stop in itj channels for joy, it now did so for fear. Ruin and defeat seemed to stare me in the faoe. At this dreadful moment that sf.me slow, solemn voice struck once'more upon my ears, saying : " Gen. IfcClellan, you have been betrayed ! and, had not God willed otherwise, ere the sun of to-morrow had set, the Confederate flag would have floated above the Capital and yot.r grave. But note what you see. Tour t:ire if short! Tarry not!" " Ere the words had left the lips of my va- doit ijentor. mv doiiciI wits liviiiir wall the snee-i of thoti-'ht. trat:sfcrrinn to the mun be-! fore me all that I saw upon the living mt:p. Suice mysterijns and unearthly nilhienc;' whs uoon me, ana i notea ana recorded ll.e roitiUtetit point I beheld without the slightest eff-irt, delav or mistake. "At la the task was done, and my pencil I dropped front my fingers. "lor a Thi'.e previous to this however, I had become conscious that there was a shin ing of light on my left, that steadily increas ed until the moment I ceased, my ta.-.k, when it became iu an iusUut more intense than the noonday sun. "Quickly I raised my eyes, and never, were I to live forever, should I forget what I saw. Tho dim, shadowy ft gure was no long er a dim shadowy figure, but the glorified ar.d refulgent Spirit of Washington, the Fath er of his Couidry, and now a second lime a Saviour. " Like a weak, dazzled bird, I sat gazing at the heavenly vision. From the sweet aud si'.rnt repose of Mount Vernon our Washing- Lad riett, to once more encircle and raise up, with his saving arm, our fallal), bleeding country. I ' " Ai I continued looking, an expression of sublime benignity came gently upon the vis age, and, for the last time, I heard this slow, solemn voice, saying- to me gomething like this: "General JlcClellan, while yet in the fiesh, I beheld the birth of the American Republic. It whs, indeed, a hard and bloody one, but God's blessing was upon the notion, and therefore, through this, her fi at great strug gle for existence, he sustained her, and with His mighty hand brought her out trium phantly. " A century has not passed since then, and yet the Child Republic has taken her position, a peer with nations whose pages, of history extends for ages into the past. She has, since those dark days, by the favor or God. greatly prospered. And now, by every rea son of this prosperity, has she beet brought to her second great struggle. '"I'h; is by far. the most perilous ordeal she has to endure. Fassing, as she is, from childhood to opening maturity, she is called on to accomplish that vast result, Pe'l'-conquest, to learn that im the future, will place her in the van of pow er and civilization. It is portant lesion, Self control, Self-rule, that inhere that ali nations have hitherto failed, and she too, the Republic of the earth, had not God willed otherwise, would, by to-morrow's sun-set, have been a broken heap of stonea cast up over the final grave of human liberty. ''But her cries have come up out of her borders like sweet incense unto Heaven and she will be saved. Thus shall peace once more come upon her, and prosperity fill her with joy. But her mission will not then be ;et f.nihed, for ere another ccnlury shall have gone by, the oppressors of whole earth, ha'itig and envying her exaltation, shall join themselves together and raise up their hands against her. " Bt;t if cho still be lound worthy of her high calling, they shall surely be d'.wo'.nStted, and then will be ended her third and last Great Struggle for existvnee! " Thenc eforth shall the Republic go on, increi ;ng in goodness and power, nntil her borders hall end only in the remotest corn et of the earth, and the whole earth shall, beneath her shadowing wings, become a L niversal Republic. Let her in her prosperi ty, however, remember the Lord, her God: J let her trust be always in Him, and she shall never bo confounded. ,: The heavenly visitant ceased speaking, andi 6a 1 stuI continued gazing upon him f , , . , i.aei to i.i". aiM ra; ;eJ autt efjiei'J out hi hii.dri above me. No sound now passed hw !i;.. but I felt a strange iniluance coming ovr ci. I inclined my head forward to re coive the blessing, the baptism of the spirit of rVehington. "The following instant a peal of thunder rolld in upon my ears, and I awoke. The Vii-ioji hfi-i departed, and I was again sitting in ray derartuieut, with every thing exactly s it was before I fell asleep with one ex emption. " The map on which I had dreamed I had been n.f.rking. was literally covered tvith a a K'tf-yrk of pencil marks, signs and figures. " I rose to my feet, and rubbed my eves, and look a turn or two about the room, to convince myself that I was really awake. I JCain seated myself, but the pencilinga were as plain as ever, and I had before me as com plete a map and repository of information as though I had spent year in gathering and recording its details. "ily mind now become confused with the strange and numberless ideas and thoughts that crowded themselves into it, and I invol untarily sank down upon my knees to seek wisdom and guidance from on high. As I arose refreshed in spirit, that same solemn voice seemed to say to me, from an infinite distance : " Tour ii, ne is short! Tarry r.otP' "In an instant thought became clear and active. Hastening out couriors.wilh orders to have executed certain maneouvcrs at certain points, (guiding myseli by that now, in mv eyes, unearthly map,) I threw myself into the saddle; and long ere daylight, galloping like the tempest, from post to post and camp to camp, had the happiness to divert the enemy from his object, which, my friend, I assure you, would have proved entirely suc cessful by reasons of the last piece of treachery, had not Heaven interposed. " That map i looked upon by no human eye, stve my own, and, therefore, treachery can uo us no naim. i nave on it every w:ut of information that I ne-.'d, information that the enemy would give millions to keep from us. The fate of the war is settled. ' The rebellion truly seems Very form'dable, but it is only struggling .in the path ot an avalanche, The mighty, toppling mass of National power and retribution will, until the proper moment comes, now and then let, slip down upon its victim forerunners of its approach. And when the proper moment dees come it will sweep down. upon, ami forever annihilate disunion with a th uider that shall reverberate ' throughout the world for ages upon agea to come. " Sir, there (hall be no more Bull Run affairs ! "God has stretched forth his arm, and the American Union is saved ! And our be loved, glorious Washington shall again rest o'lietlv, sweetly in his tomb until perhaps. the end of the prophetic century approaches i that is to bring tho Republic to her third j and Enal striK'Ho. when he may. once more ' laying aside the cerements of Mount Vernon, come a messenger of succor and peace, from the Oreat Ruler, who has all the nations of the Earth in His keeninsr. "But that future ia too vast for our com prehension: we are the children of the present. " When peace shall again have folded her bright wings, and settled upon our land, that strange, unearthly, wonderful map, niatked. while the spirit eyes of Washington looked on, shall be preserved among American archives, as a precious reminder to the Ameri can Nation, of what, in their Second Great Struggle for existence, they owed to God and the Glorified Spirit of Washington. " Terily the ways of God axe above the understanding of man." Good Political Reading. A POINTED AND PITHY LETTER. A POINTED AND PITHY LETTER. A Tennesseean on the State of Affairs.---"[...]" Don't Like —He Grumbleth In a "Foot-Note." To de Editor of the Xew Yorli Tribune: Sir : Allow me space in your columns to say . I. It is with much regret that I mark the surprise of Northerners and Northern presses at the "discovery of a s'rong L'nion senti ment in Teunesiea" and elsewhere in the South. Three months ago, I took occasion T: along letter, published in the Tiioune and copied into many other journals, to give to the pub lic a detailed expose of the state of affairs South. In that letter I claimed, and I nor, repeat, that the Unionists are. as to numbers, in the majority in Tennessee. Senator John son concurs with me in this opinion. So does Mr. Haynard. So does Ifr. Lithe-ridge, Colo nel Trigg, R. J. Meigs. Esq., now of your city, and every other Tennessee e-iiln with whom I have conversed. Are we all mista ken ? or" what sinister purpose have we to subserve in making an unfounded statement of so gravo a nature ? II. You chronicle wtlh delight that old men shed tears of joy upon the ascent of the old flag up the Teuue3c-e. I venture to as sert there are this day in Middle Tennosspe twenty thousand men anxious to imperil their blood upon the battle-field to share in the im mortal honor of crushing out the most un gracious rebellion known since the secession ot tiie devil and Ins angeis irum heaven to hell's abyss. Twenty thousand ! I hope the Government will trive them arms and. a chance. III. The Union party of the South is com posed of one-half the regular Democrats, four iifths of the Douglas voters, and three fifths of the Bell and Everett men. -IV. "Now I e ,: ill it ting question Why are not Southern L'nion men in the L'nion armies? Lor the same reason, Sir, that Northern Secessionists are not in the Secession armies. The other side in Tennessee armed first arm ed under the Gnvernoi-'sprochuuationand the authority of the Legislature. There were no arms left among us. We could get none from Washington. We Were subjugated prison ers of War. . My voice was for war from the beginning war for preventing enlistments in our neigh borhoods for the Southern Confederacy. But my party overruled me, on the ground that a display of bravery under the circumstances would be mere foolhardiness. I left the State. I V. And now some unpalatable facts. The Democratic party had so long talked of se ceding, that the mass of their own voters and of Ihe Whigs never would believe they would attempt secession in fact. The mass of Ten ncssceans were so amazed that a rebellion should break out without a decent bill of grievances, that they still regard it as a mere party trick to make the Administration back down from the Chicago riatform ; and hence the' took no active part against them in time to be effective. In Tennessee, we were Whigs and Demo crats, between whom, as parlies, there al ways has been a bitterness, political and so cial, which for years I expected to result in appeals to arms, in addition to the duels and fisticuffs frequently growing out of it. Mr. Lincoln's proclamation caino out aud the question was: Who are you for. Lincoln or Davis? We old Whigs Union men repli ed: " C e!it!or,-.n Democrats, you have arms, we have none. You sec we can't light you. We think it very ungracious of you to ask us to fight for you. This is a democratic rebellion. You got it up you must fight it out. We wash our hands of this great treason. We cannot help yon ; we wiil throw tin obstacles in your way. If you whip Lincoln ws will yield you the undivided glory of that achieve ment. If Lincoln whips yo t, your be the undivided shame !"' " Yes, but,'' replied the Democracy, " ye are fighting for ihi- rights of the South!" We ret lied : ' We ih.u't see it. We on!" sec that you are beaten in an election oust ed from place aud you now make war for office. We concur with the Northern people, that you are unfit to rule this nation. We cannot fight to reinstate you." That is what we said. VI. It so happens, that the leaden; of the Southern rebellion are personally and politi cally the most odious men in the South. And hence, even if wc did not care a straw for the L'nion, we would rejoice to see them beaten in the contest. For ten years, Toombs, Da- vis, Slidell, Mwm, Hunter, Yancey, Rhctt, Harris it Co.. have been as hateful to South- I ern L'nion men, as ever were Weed, Giddhtgs, ! Greeley, or Wendell Phillips. And yet you ' are surprised that Tennessteans shed tears of: iov. as defeat after defeat overtakes these in- ! tenia traitors! Let me asmre you the most j melancholy news that ever came to Temies- I see was that of the battle of Manassas.! I Thank God. we can offset that now I ! VII. Another that kept L'nion men in the South neutral or quiet, was the convic tion that a sectional war at some time or oth er was inevitable. The argument on both sides seemed exhausted. " Let them fight, and settle it in that way," was an expression not uncommon. The Democratic presses and orators of the South were so given to lying, that it was given up S3 a hopeless task to at tempt to vindicate our North n brethren from their assaults. It was natural we should be glad to have them vindicate themselves by arms. Our only regret is that this war in volves the innocent with the guilty in its ca lamities. VIII. I do not write often f or the pres', and while I am at it, I want to whisper a word in thine ear in thine especially. It is this: Let Slavery alone till this tear be ovrr. I detest slavery as cordially as you or Charles Sumuor perhaps more, for I have passed all my life in the very midst of it. We Union men South are willing that Slavery shall lake the legitimate consequences of the war; thai, in so far as niggers are in the way nf suppres sing the rebellion, niggers must be put out of the way; that slavery shall peiiih, rather than L'nion Liberty. But But wo Southern Unionists can never agre? that Slavery shall be abolished, and yet nig- eers not be removed from among us. Ton advocate a free nigger baibarianism for the South. "No more o' that, Hal, an thou low est us! IX. Three propositions are clea" to my mind : First The aboli ion of sb . orv ,n thi. time by any means is an absolute impossibili ty. Second The advocacy of an indiscrimi nate abolition of slavery throughout the South, by loyal presses and Congressmen tods only to strengthen the rebellion by infuriating and enlarging its soldiery, aud driving othvr ns good Union men from the support of the Ad ministration. And Ihird An attempt by the Federal Government to abolish shivery gen erally will be a virtual proclamation of end less dissolution, the death-knell of the Repub lic; for the simple reason that you can never conquer a consolidated South with a divided North. With the North a unit and the .South divided we have her hands full. Reverse the positions, the case would be hopeless. . X. I know you think nigger-hoh-ers ne cessarily disloyal. I deny it. We inherited the institution, and deplore it as a great social and political misfortune, of which .at some period we hope to get rid. But when we hear such men as Horace Greeley and Dr. Reecher denounce the .South as "a devil's drn'Tjiicl uf! men -reared in n slave Slate as worthless and shiftless." we wonder why you desire a L'nion with us. No: the b: .sines now before us is to put down the rebellion ; punish the rebels by confiscation, b.tnishmcn. or death., restore the L'nion ; re-establish the Constitution; enforce the laws; and unfurl the National banner from id! the rampart of the Republic, rs in the times gone by. Is it not our Union, our country, onrCoiv-ti'.u'ion, and laws, and Hag, as much as yours? Are you waning on the South, or the rebel that are in it? XL I writo to encourage the nations! patriotism, bv assuring the national heart that there is a Union element South strong enough to elect Federal Congressmen and lova! T.c islaturcs. as soon as the present despoti-rn there shall be dissolved; and that as 100a as Union men there can command the mails and presses for concert of action, and can get arms, they will help to frea themselves, I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your very obedient servant, WM. S. SPEER, of Te:i!tc?s"e. Jefferson Hotel, N. Y. City, Feb. 13, 1lM2. No, Sir! You never heard any such thing ! Thomas Jefferson may have s.iid wlut amounts to this in his "Notes on Virginia," but not Dr. Beecher nor H. G. Don't Like —He Grumbleth In a "Foot-Note." Reality in Romance. Love at Sight and Without Fight. Corporal Merrill, in his letter to the Rochester Express relates the following romantic story: I have before stated that feme of the private soldiers, from the upper room, wera employed in the o ueers quarters a service which they gladly aocepeJ 83 affording su perior rations. Among these was Corporal M n, of New York, a young man of wealthy parentage, of attractive manners, good intellectual endowments and with:,', 'handsome as Apollo." At the- requc-t of some of his o.Hcer he was occasionally remitted to vis-it the Ij-.vci-floor and on one occ-a.-ion was pcrmiic.l to leave the prison on parole for the purpose of purchasing supplies. While thus passing through one of the mala thoroughfares. M n was accosted by a Utile girl, who presented Lira with a boquet at the same time pointing to a young lady on the opp! to side of the street as the donor. The Corpora! acknowledged the gift with a polite bow, and procoeded upon his mission. Tho lady, ap paraiitly fascinated, followed him at a distance to his prison, and as he entered it shs recipro cated his bow, and leisurely walked away. For some inexplicable cauae, the corporal was not again permitted to go out, and a negro I should have mentioned that quite a number of servant were in prison was dispatched in his stead. Tho negro had not proceeded far when he was met by the young lady referred to, and the seq'ial to the interview was developed m a paeicage with which he returned to the olhccr.s quarters and delivered to Corporal M n- It was found to contain a new suit of clothes, and i upon one garment was pinned a small card, neatly inscribed with the name of his beuefac- tress - ' at to Love at Sight and Without Fight. "Only this and nothing more." Corporal M n instantly addressed Lira- felfto the task of epistolary composition, in which he grac-efuly acknowledged hi, receipt of the gift, and expressed his he.irtfjlt thanks. This was delivered by the negro on the day following, and ha returned -with a packa.to containing a number of pocket handkerchiefs socks and shirts ! As in the first instance, the on comm:r.i- cation which accompanied tha gift was Conor s card, tlio co-poiai agr..n acK::o.v4 e lged his obligations hy a polite rtvte, whiith war. duly delivered through the same mcdi-tm. Thenceforth, the Corporal was ' in daily receipt of the chotcf-t U::ties, and a regular epistolary corrc-pondenco wn-i carried en until the day of his r&I-aase, whi..h otcttrrcd on the 3d cf January. .A r.iatriinomV.l en gagement had boon tn.iJe during tha iu terra!, with the understanding that the partiu wottld meet in Baltimore on the 1st of March next. I have omitted to stVe that (he Corpon-l had been sent brck to his rid r virion, !u: having ascertained that his. fhir inamorata daily pronir.ninh-1 within x'ew of the oihcei V quarters, h ob taint-J employment m a c ;ok. and was thereafter nnhiilir.Lly st hu post to reciprocate the loving ;mi!es of his b.tro:he.l. She had se:i. him her d.i;u 'rr.-c.tvpe. which he freqtic.iilv er.hi: :t-1 to me. It v..s a lovely ini-ve, and or.e that wot:M have required no ' collateral" hid-ict -merit to c irrv captive the mo.it fiigil aud lethargic f.r.oy. I learned th.it she w.-. of a Wi-:.'-.hy f-.uiiiv, and of as good blocd aj was to be found among the .c F. V's: and her letters. I was r.-ired, evinced that she. was no iii-elli-'ent and rt fai-d. When the t'l-id ti;!;is of onr r--h-"0 cm: the name the lif. ot Lorp, or:.l M- -n w;.i !o -. i;ie ltittiiv.-esice v.-;.-. qu:c ;:y con- vcved to his veirmnor a-hi.iier. X nothing of her, nowi-ver as we r.i.vchi'd through the streets of Richmond, though the Corporal's longing vision was strained at every animated ol-ject. But when a halt was ordered, a fine carriage driven by a negro, suddenly made its appear ance, atid halted a short distance from our ranka. A lady descended there was a b: ief. but earnest, colloquy among ihe Confed erate officers of our guard, and the next moment the enraptured twain (Corpora! M n and his affianced) were faca to face. A few words, the first, .they had c-s.r ex changed in person, were exchanged in sub duo!, yet melting tones; their faces were for a moment lighted, as with a flame the en gagement w.ts s-acre ;!ty renc-c e i mere was a fervent, thrilling pressure of their Lat.fs, and they separated. A circ;n;i.iti:cj- k cor.to--le I with the 'lagucii eolypc a! ove relei rtd to whi--h deserv es a passing notice. Before It left the prison the pictuie was- taken from the ca- e and a small ilip of puper closely wi If en, and ad dressed to General McCieil.ui, war, dopo.-itci therein and the daguerreotype then rep-.u.-cd. It was safely delivered to tTie Conitnan-'er-in Chief, a meeting of tho Cabinet ws calle I, atld the day f-;. stopped a my.-eri circles, and which ! the rebels lr.r man wing t;:ere was a r.sleak from high o:h a l iae-tiina'.-ly belief! 7 mouths. lc Love at Sight and Without Fight. "Only this and nothing more." All Sorts of Good Reading. Tits Gt.rvr change ssvys : Ohio, we are 5CTI OS TiiE Win. L. I tft-i' 1- c . A n rx- or Tiihn. r.vhic re- To ; ;cotc tor a ; r- port ot Ih-ti ce!e;-!.-.tod speech on the "Cri. tho text of wLich ii by univor.-u! consent, '.owed, to be "OR ANY OTHER MAN." The speaker sul : "Ahum-m-m ! I ens : I ha-c i to .i' for r.otl- been called upon this cv.:-r.iu to vo'i for for that is, I hive 1-ec e:u- : n tvque -1.0 all-;.' ear i:1 c! :c! tu'i .'U to y in' uul.jee" wh:..'h am eerUinly I have." (Oliver "Ahum-m-in ! but to re' ara to cur r-ri ' . , r i war, ai.oui to remark prtviou-.ly. hcf;ieha: country conihi to? Vhat's v.h: know myself. I.c -k r.t the f-rc dn.T.rt:fh-:c of t'.'s tjlouiiogs L'r. V.r I ;.'s Oil! I'd like t- t I.. -. Ih:- at if? Doesaiivfo.lv; Ce just what':; the m.-.tier A I'.um-m-iii : to eat orr return to our smcec. Aiu'-ric.n eagle, the g! .: li'ierfy jus! look at n.c. Look at our g: :.). eiiihk-in cf '' (Here the. sne er s voice is urovn and applause.) "V I by cor.ti'.'Ued sli-iu; nt are going to do t ;ht 'ere hi..!'? L-wk at 'cm a 1 Leili-s f; out the cloiid c;p; ed r.u r.ni'ck of the niouiitaiu to tho terrific .d.-vs cf the iiean avenue, air in the svvee Liclic:-! Cohw g'.ia f the Apo-;t!j r.ril, in his cpi-(!o to th.' Egyp tians, when he Mid, 'root hog or die.' Thal'j what's the matter." (Enthusiastic cheeiings Ahum-m-m ! but to return to our s:c-.'-. e' look our look at our look f.t o::r that's what I'd like to know. Look at cur Ecwp.ipcrs, jr.it look at 'om, cvu't pick up ono wi.ho-.tt readiu' souic-tliiiig in it that' what's the mat ter. What did I fee there ?" (Witln'j mail.) "Provisions has rig. What's the con sequence ? Coree an' molasses had a figh.t. What's the consequence again? Molasses, got licked, and colic e had to settle on its own grounds." (Applause.) "That's just what' the matter or any other man."- (Cheers.) "Ahum-m-m! but to return to our sub'ec.' Loot: at, our soldiers! just look at 'cm ! Docs anybody see 'em? Do they not march forth battle iu the time of peace, an' an' au' get shot in the neck? Certainly they do; that's what's tho matter." (Cries of "good.") "Ahum-m-m ! but to return to our subjoe. Look at our sailors! look at 'em ! Do they -ake -.bought j not do they not? Certainly they do. Do j ty not sail'ont in the briny ocean, where j ttie roa,;n billows flumgat," an' where the .Jevoorln elephants open their jaws from 'era ..Van' lay down in their warm hammocks , ,ia- el? Certainly they do or any other I ma.' ( voice, "certainly." "Ahum-m-m, i Look at o'tr firemen! Ah, those boys, just ! look at 'cm! Do they not at the dead hour of :ht, whet: the clock proclaims the hour of I it Inight. an, when the barometer is 47 de ' j grees below Cicero, do they not rtish forth lo ihe scene ofonfiairratioT, an' an,' get drunk L'trtaitdy they do, an' that's just what's the matter witn mo anv other man. Now" what docs the great and glorious Constitoo shun of this L'iikcd Confederation of Pe-nn-y I tacky fay ? What docs it say? That' .vht'.t I'd like to know. Does it not saydoes ::ot onr Ccn.vi:u'ion sat does not our Con stitution say? Certainly it docs; that's Just what it !:.." (Sensation.) "What did Pat rick Henry Jackson say ? Did he not say that er-.ch and every one should stand upon his own groiind. ami did he not lay his hand up on his hear1, an' say with a clear conscience, hat he was a pr.per-doll, with a glass eye? Ccri.iiiily he did or any other man." The speaker retired amid thunders of ap- lause. Splendid Horsemanship. A l-'e Loudon paper relates the following instance of fit: e horsemanship displayed., at a rcvi hcl.l at Yierfrta upon the occasion-of the fifteenth anniveisary of the establishment id the military order of the Maria -Theresa, when soni3 thirty thousand cavalry were ia line: "A little chill, i:i the front row of the spec tators, becoming frightened, rushed forward u-t as a squadron of hussars were charging at li.I! tilt sweeping down with maddening ve h'ci'r, nay, almost on the chi'd. Terror par alysed a! ike the spectators asd the mother cf he child, while the lovely and amiable Err; prorvs almost fah'.led with horror, for the child's destruction seemed inevitable. The little one was almost under the horses' feet another iiis'snt would have sealed its doom when a hussar, without lessening his sj eed or loosen ing his hold, throw himself along his horse's neck, and sektkig the child, placed it in safety in front of his saddle without so much as changing the pace or breaking the augment in the least. A hundred thousand voices hailed with pride and joy the dyed, while but two voices could b;:t sob their gratitude the one a motlur's, the other that of her sympa thizing and beloved Empress. A proud mo-.ic-gl tl.i.t ma t have been tor the hussar, when his Emperor, takittg the enameled cross of incrh, attache 1 it to his breast a proud mo ment alike for tho sovereign and the man. j Romantic Incident. A correspondent ol the Hardin County Republican gives the following interesting incident, which eecured during the transit of the $21 regiment to the "scat of war." - "At one place along the road where we stopped to take on coal and water, an inci dent occurred which impressed mess worthy ot r.otic". From a desolate looking, howl stowed away among the rocks a quarter of a l.ii'o up the hillside came ruutiing down to he tr-m liho a gazelle, the most perfect spec'ineti of mountain maiden innocence and hosuty it hes ever Ihlh-n to the. lot of the 'iiule-.T-iggicd to lock upon. This specimen wis a y-.'.ing girl of about fifteen unscp !;; v.'. stcd years, frhe carue dan-ing up to die train, out cf !: alh. whh hair all adrift, anJ ecls.lt.-.t'ij;; " hurrr.li for the soldiers, !r:rr!i Ejr the soldiers'" Our friend, wha .v.rs sitting ne-r tue h'ininiir.g ' ih.e girl I left hchl'id -n'e,' observing her animated and i.f.irlcllc s'yle, protruded his head from the .-.r window and respotide 1, in his usual pe::e.-d way, ' br.l'y for j-oti, my gal, you :;nxl like ihn so! lie:-.-..' 'You nay bet your lie oi t'.nt,' sv.id -she, ' and,' she continued, I only i i-li I w a ma: i, or a boy, I'il bet I'd go to war.' ' We!!,' said Gokbutt-s, ' vrij don't your daddy and i:r-ither go.' 'Tfcej :.'-e :!! l-j-.'C,' she replied, 'and I've a notauu i g. t on the cars an-i r o a t cf Ute wy ly ctountaiu -i-1 -v.' 'Cci alcn-' the be.t...y ' sc'.d our friend, I'vo a ph-.co id luj h. .:-..; :n ieft v.va;:f, and you cm just drop iu, pes'. .-;.-! -.-n and bejin daruia my s-.jckS. he started dr Ihe cars, hut just as shegr over shoe-top in trying' to cross the gutter. he ! el! rang, away went the train with our oiscotuoh'.te friend, and the sweet bcndla ot v. oo ;!;;:; 1 patriotism and purity cimmeT.c ed. retracing hr steps almg the rocky paih ti th.o hill.-ido. Our friend, Gohoutes, hil not been fit for duty since, ar.d keeps his r.it.-s awake half the night talking m his deep about the girl he taw at the water-station." CoNTsrcrM's. A l ook of conundrums has i.-t been published in Loudon, by Edmund ye? Fiih-he". f'oui which we make the fol wiiig ifclocti.ui w upcetutens ot its amusing- Why ij a kls like a ermon? It requires two heads and an application. Why are teeth like verbs ? They are reg ular, irregular, and defective. Was Eve High c Low Church ? Adam her Eve-angelical. Why is a horse the most wretched of ani- nials? Becatiiic it rejoices in wo. When is a man thinner than a shingle, Ans. When he is a shaving. If a bear were to go into a linen draper's shop, what would ha want? He would want ni:tz;.liif. Why is it nnpossibl; for a person who lisja to belitve in thi existence of young ladies ? He takes cverv Miss lor a Mvili.