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UrtBVA, OHIO, "WEDNESDAY, MA.Y" 21, 1862.
t Words of Stephen a. Douglas.
Poetry for the Your.
Oh Colombia, the gem of the ocean,
The borne of the brave and the free,
The shrine of each patriot's devtlon,
A world offers homage to thee.
Thy mandates muke heroes asf smblc.
When Liberty's form stands in view,
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,
When born by the red, white and blue.
cnoRrs :
Wiicn borne by the red, white and blue..
When borne by the red, white and blue,
Thy banners make tyranny tremble.
When boruc by the red, white and blue.
WhD war waged its wide desolation,'
And threatcn'd our land to deform,
The ark then of Freedom's foundation,
Columbia rode safe through the 6torm,
With her garland of victory o'er her.
When so prondly bhe bore her bold crew.
With her flag floating proudly before her,
The boast of the red, white and blue.
chorus :
The boast of the red, white and blue,
The boast of the red, white aud blue,
With her flag proudly floating before her,
The boast of the red, white and blue.
The wine cup, the wine cup bring hither,
And fill you it up to the brim,
May the wreath you have won never wither.
Nor the stars of their glory grow dim,
May the service united ne'er sever,
And hold to their colors so true,
The army and the navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue
cnoRrs :
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
The army and navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.
J Glory to Thee, In Thine omnipotence,
O Lord, who art our shield and our defence,
And dost dispense,
As seemest best to Thine, unerring will,
(Which passeth mortal sense,)
The lot of victory still.
Edging sometime with might the sword unjust
And bowing to the dust
The rightful cause, that so much seeming ill
May Thine appointed purpose fulfill ;
Sometimes, as in this late auspicious hour,
For which our hymns we raise,
Making the wicked feel Thy present power.
Glory to Thee, and praise.
Almighty God, by whom our strength was given!
Glory to Thee, O Lord of Earth and Heaven !"
Our Story-Teller.
SiinrtE I5.mi.ev had tlie biggest and West and
miW iltctle mu'e in Marlin's Bottom, and M:ir
lii ' Bo: loin is about, the I.L'gest and best
ni-Ll.b ithood on Greenbrier river. Squire
Bailey was inclined to he a Union man, and
did not entirely conceal his sentiments, not
withstanding tiie presence ol Floyd's aimv ii
the vicinity.
About the time ! Flo;, d's t ..mnlfimi Hi. 'it
from teat region, he was vtrv tieie!. Li need
ot trun-.purta'ii'ii. aiid aceoroi,::' 'o establish
ed i:n?e. in sroe-':, lit- proee, U-;i to lew on
on I'm trams " the reigl.bormif fanr.trs.
V. o.oui-e. n 1'ieo- mrtn :;!v... .-' ,': UiiiU-v.
was not lo ;.'?; ha' Stjiitrr liei'ev. lavee
t'tjl,' bv 'he to:-l ,e, ei i .e i o:.m-;;;mJ e,
removed to a safe lt::: v !1 h's live mo k.
e.xceot Lis favorite nm!e. wt,ie!i lie k-;.t for
bauliDfT wood and jroini: t" mill.
Tiii- in tile t e.ng appate itiy die only sup
port o! a large and increasing lumily Squire
Bailey fondly believed that seeesh would not
be heartless enough to rob him of it.
But Squire Bailey did uot understand se
cesh. One fiue morning along came Quarter-mas-ter
Blifie. accompanied by a dozen armed men,
from Floyd's army. Squire Bailey wasstand
ing at his gate when the quartermaster ap
proached and commenced a conversation with
" Good morning, Mr., a Mr. "
. " Bailey," suggested -the sq'iire.
"Tea, Bailey, yes; good morning, Mr.
" Morniu'," said the squire.
' I understand, Mr. Bailey, that ynn have a
number of horses and mules that you wish to
dispose of to our glorious Confederacy."
Mistake, sir," said Bailey ; " I have none
to sell to anybody."
" But, Mr. Bailey, some gentleman inform
ed me yesterday that you had quite a uumber
of horses and mules."
" If you'll believe your eyes, instead of sorr.e
gentleman, Mr. Quartermaster, you can see
for yourself that t have nothing but, that mule
in the dog-pea there, and that I can't possi
bly keep house without,"
"Ah I I see the nmle," said Blifie, looking
through the crack " You'd be asking fifty
dollars for that mule, I s'pose. "Well, it's a
big price, but if you won't take less, I'll have
to give it. Corporal, just fill out a note for
fifty dollars, payable in Florida cwamp lands
at twenty-five dollars an acre, two years alter
our glorious Confederacy achieves undisputed
"But, Mr. Blifie," remonstrated the squire,
" if you take my mule, my family will freeze
to death and starve to death too, afore Spring.
And ifl had twenty mules I could not sell
you wis sncli as that for less nor three hun
dred in gold, but this one I can't at no price."
" We must all make sacrifices. Mr. Badev,
for our glorious Conlederaey. Ii you oniv
k tew the sacrifices I have nmde. Mr. Bailey.
Ta. -'ar.ing and freezing of yUr wiie and
children are nothing compared to ihrrn; liu'
our glorious Confederacy called, and my pat
riotism responded to the ca!L Future gener
ation! will remember aud bless us, Mr. Bailey,
nd tre will receive the everlasting gratitaCa
of our glorious Confederacy. Think of that,
Mr. Bailey, think of that"
Mr. Blifie. before his appointment, had been
utterly penniless, and ten times as mean as he
was poor. These qualifications pot him the
appointment of quartermaster; out of this of
fice he was, of course, stealing a fortunt. He
had sacrificed the Peter Funk business for
that paradise of speculators, a qtiartermaster
ship. "Mr. Blifie," said the squire, with much
feeling; ' for tlie Lord' sake don't take my
last airthly support. Don't yon see my chil
dren all cry in' and carrytn' on because they
know they'll all be in the grave afore next
spring, if you rob me of "
"Rob I" exclaimed Mr. Blifie, fiercely,
" don't say rob again, or 1 11 massacre your
whole nest of traitors. It's because you're
an enemy to our glorious Confederacy that
you are unwilling to tell the mule at a fair
price. I oughn't to pay such as you a cent,
but I'm a generous man, and you ought to be
thankful to me. Corporal, fill up the note as
I directed."
"Hold on a minit," said the squire. "If
that paper is what you are going to give me,
don't spile it by writin' on it. The blank pa
per may be of a little use to me, but the wri
tin' on it never could."
" You are a cursed traitor to our glorious
Confederacy," said Blifie, and he started the
mule out of the pen. It was hitched with a
haltar. and had a broad circingle around it
He unfastened it, and without deigning anoth
er word to the enemy of his glorious Confed
eracy. h was off with the mule to seek anoth
er farmer's stables.
Squire Bailey looked sad as he turned to
go into the house", and, in the bitterness of his
feelings so far forgot himself as to curse the
glorious Confederacy.
Snugly concealed in Squire Bailey's closet
was Jack Philps, the up-to-everything Ohio
As the squire entered the room he called
out, " Come out, Jack they've gone, and the
infernal scoundrels have stolen my mule."
" I told you they would," said Jack, ma
king his appearance, "and ifl hadn't inform
ed you last night, they'd a got all the rest that
vou sent off."
"That's so, Jack; but I'd give a hundred
dollars to have that mule back."
Jack looked Eteadilv at the fire for fiv?
" What did yon sir, squire?"
"I said I'd give a hundred dollars to get
that mule buck ; but I s'pose three hundred
wouldn't get him."
" I don't know." said Jack, abstractly, and
he looked into the fire for five minutes more.
Suddenly he brightened up ard said:
"Give me the hundred dollars, squirp, and
T'li bring you your mule to-morrow niht. or
your money shnll be refnrtifd."
The sq'iire looked amazed at Jack for a mo
ment, but seeinr" he was in earnest, put five
lonMe entries in his hand. In a tew minutes
Jack le't the house, dressed in linsey pants, a
re 1 watntis. and cootiskin cap.
The nevt day ns Jack was walking lois '.ire
jy no tbe road. !lv a coincidence, probably
br-wiphr a!,enf i.y Jitm-e'f. be met the qcar-
tertnas'er at.d his nr ret
p.-eds ot the expe;';t-:'Ti.
lames nv!ed a hsnpv
Tiiifie behin ! the rest. 1
m'tle. He watket rpielly
with the pro-
m: e w!:c:i
he saw
adinir the squire's
jdo'tLT until he came
almost opposite the qcai'tcrmtister, when he
darted suddenly ofi" the side of the road, lot k
ing at the mule as if frightened.
"Blasted scoundrel!" exclaimed Jack.
"Who? wiio is a blasted scoundrel?'" ask
ed the quartermaster.
" Ain't that the mule old Bailey had?" ask
ed Jack, moving still further out of his reach.
" Yes. But who did you say was a blast
ed scoundrel ?'" inquired the quartermaster,
very naturally taking all such complimeuts to
" Why, old Bailey, and the mule, too, for
that matter," replied Jack.
" What's the matter with the mule ?" ask
ed Biifie, whose former occupation had not
made him much of a judge of live slock.
"The matter! why he'll kill you afore you
get home. You didn't pay the old sinner
anything for him, did you?" inquired Jack.
" Certainly ; I paid two hundred and fifty
dollars for him." This was what the sacrific
ing patriot intended to return him at, to his
glorious Confederacy.
" Lord a mercy I" exclaimed Jack.
"But what is the matter with him?'' ask
ed Blifie, looking at the auiiual, half frighten
ed. " That ere mule," replied Jack, "has kicked
down in his timej every panel of fence on old
Bailey's place I You found him in a pen of
big logs, didn't you.
"Yes; why?" inquired Blifie.
''And tliem ere logs are fastened by big
iron bolts. It's the only thine that would
ever hold him. He has killed all the rest of
old Bailey's stock, and the rascal has kepi him
cn purpose to swindle some fellow with."
" I heard that he used to have more stock,"
said Blilie.
11 That's what's become of it," said Jack.
"Didn't the children cry, and didn't old Bai
ley whine anil carry on about loosing his three
hundred dollar mule?"
"Yes, they did at a great rate."
" I knowd it," said Jack. " The o'd woman
spanked them children, and sent them out i::
the nick o' time to help along the old rascal
his swindle. And to c!ieat our glorious
Conl'eleracy in thai manner, he ought to be
hung!" and Jack winked his off eye.
But it he s so vicious," said Blifie, hope
fully, "how did they get the taller and cir
cingle on him V
"Chloroform, sir, chloroform. I've actual
ly seen that mule kick his collar off."
"And did they give him chloroform to get
the collar on him ?" asked Blifie.
" Xo," replied Jack. " They put some oats
in the bottom of a barrel, and laid the collar
acros the top; the mule ran his head through
the collar to pc the oats."
"The devil !" ejaculated the quartermaster.
" Yes," continued Jnck. " And I seed him
kicVc that collar off. E er since that, he kicks
every barrel to staves that lie gets eyes on."
"But he hr.s seemed quiet enough since I
have been leading him." interposed Blifie.
" Have you any liquor about you?" asked
" Yes, a little in my coat pocket ; why do
you ask ':"
" That's what he follers you for, and it's a
wn.'er he hai'n't eat you up body and
breeches afore this, to get the liquor. I
knowed that mule to kick Jhe lock off old
Bai'ey's cellar door and go down there and
get as drunk as a beast Fact, that mule can
kick your hat off, and you on his back."
" That can't be so," said the quartermaster,
" Try him," said Jack. " I've just got a
cool hundred dollars to give you if you will
ride him a rod."
By tlis time the quartermaster's attendants
had got out of sight, and his avaricious soul
prompted him to make an effort to get Jack's
gold, thinking he couldn't be more than
thrown off anyhow.
The night before this meeting. Jack had
quietly stolen into the mule's stabled, and
carefully placed a leather dog-collar, driven
full of pointed sparrowbills, under the cir
cingle, putting a piece of light leather be
tween the points of the nails and the mule's
back, so that a moderate pressure would force
them through into the animal's hide.
Ignorant of this, the greedy quartermaster
moved the mule to the bank, and sprang on
him just wdiere the dog-collar was placed.
Just as he lit on the mule, a boulder lit on
his head and he lit sprawling in the mud.
The mule, frantic with the pain of the nails
sticking in his back, sprang off the side of
the road, knocked down a dozen panels of
fence, and ran furiously across the fields, rear
ing, kicking, laying down and rolling over,
jumping up. and plunging about at a terrible
rale. . I
" I told you so" said Jack, coolly, as the
quartermaster scrambled up, rubbing his bruis
ed head, and brushing at the mud on his be
smeared clothes.
" He's worse than seven devils, ain't he ?''
said the diseonifitted quartermaster.
"In course he is," replied Jack.
" What'll you give lor the cUanc; of him?''
asked the quartermaster, as he ax aiuilur
string of fence go down before the mud
"Don't know,'' said Jack; "the hal'er might
be worth a d-ll.ir or so if I cou'd get . clo.-e
eiiou-!i to -hoot him betbre he tears it all to
"Bji where's my horse ?'' asked fno quar
termaster, iooku.g round in astonishment.
" IWi know," replied Jack; "the mule
gtve linn a Inste :tu Irs heels just is h
t.u 'eo and I haven't seed the boss sine.;.'
"I wish t'.e devil had old"
'Hello! quartet master I" shouted a man in
seec.-h uniform, who was coming up the road
at the lop of his speed ; " the enemy is com
ing right down on our camp and the geueral
wants you immediately. Our ariny is run
uing like all possest, and the general wants
you to help save the plunder. Hurry back
as hard as you can run, or the enemy will be
betwixt you and our fellers."
Blifie waited to hear no more, but broke
fur his camp like a quarter-horse. When he
arrived and found that the story was all false,
terrible was the vengeance he vowed ; but
before he had time to execute his threats,
Floyd's army was in a rcmole part of the
It is hardly necessary to add that the me.-
seugcr who sent the quartermaster ofi" so pre
cipitately was an associate of" Jack's and thai
Jack bad turned the quartermaster's horse
with his head up the road, and by a sharp
cat with a whip sent him out of sijrht before
Blifie r covered from his confusion.
Squire Bailey got his mule again, little the
worse for Jack's tricks, aud he is as quiet and
ueful an animal as there is in all the countv.
The double eagles Jack returned with the
mule, taking the quartermaster's horse as
compensation for his service.
Jack Phillips says he would like to have an
opportunity of inquiring of Ihe selfiacrifieiug
patriot of the glorious Confederacy, whether
it hurt much when the mule kicked his hat off.
All Sorts of Good Reading.
The Western Generals.
Major Oes. IIali.eck is a native of Oneida
county. He entered the Military Academy
at West Point as a cadet in 1833, stood third
in the class, and was breveted Second Lieu
tenant of Engineers in 1839. In 1843 he
was appointed First Lieutenant. In 1617 he
was promoted for his gallantry in California.
In 1833 he was appointed Captain of En
gineers. He is the author of a book on
"Bitumen and its Uses," and a series of lec
tures on Military Science, delivered before
the Lowell Institute, in Boston. He was a
member of the committee to draft the Con-
s'ituiion for the State of California; had pre
viously been Secretary of State for the Ter
ritory of California. In the naval and milita
ry opera: ions on the Pacific coast he was
Chief of Commodore's Shnbric's Staff. He
an astute lawyer a man of fortune, and is i
now comparatively a young man, being inly '
43 years of age. His grandfather, now in
his hundredth year, is living in the village of
Western, near Utica.
Major-General Grant is a native of Ohio,
and is just forty years of age. He is a gradu
ate ef West Point ; and was attached to the
4th Beg'meiit Enited States Infantry eleven
years. Immediately after the outbreak of
the rebellion he offered his services to Gov
ernor Yates of Illinois, and was appointed
Colonel of the 21st Regiment of Illinois Vol
unteers. He has been active in South-eastern
Missouri. His occupation of Paducah and
stopping supplies to the Rebels by the way
of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, his
plan of the ha tie, of Belmont, his skill and
strategy and courage at the memorable cap
ture of Fort Donelson, arc fresh in the memo
ry of a j r .teful nation He is a man of few
wrrds and many deeds modest, generous,
and humane. He has light brown hair, fair
complexion (now stained by the sun and
smoke of battle) and electric blue eyes. He
was with General Taylor in Mexico, and dis
tinguished himself for his soldierly attributes.
General A. McD. McCook is a native cf
Ohio. He was born at Sieubenville, as was
also his brother Gen. R. D. McCook, late
Colonel of the 9th Ohio. A. McD. is a gradu
ate ol est Point, and was a Li -ttt 'tiant,
serving in the Commissary Dopartment, when
the rebellion broke out He was elected Col
onel of the 1st Ohio in the three months'
service, was appointed Colonel of the same
regiment by Governor Dennison in the three
years' service, and was promoted to be Brija
dier. General McClernard won his spurs during
the present war. He was a leader in the
Douglas wing of the Democratic party, and
in 18G0 occupied a seat in the House of Rep
resentatives. He also figured conspicuously in
the Baltimore and Charleston Conventions.
He was opposed to Breckinridge in Congress,
and he opposed him again at Pittsburg. He
left his seat in Congress to take up arms in
delense of the Government. As a soldier,
he had his first trial at the battle of Belmont,
and came off with flying colors. His admin
istration of affairs in Cairo was very satisfac
tory. At Fort Henry and Fort Donelson he
won fresh laurels, and for his bravery was
created a Major General. He is about 45
years of age and graceful a true gentleman
and a true soldier.
Gen. Buell is a native of Ohio, a graduate
of West Tomt, and now in the meridian of
life. II has been in the service twenty years;
was in the Mexican war. When the present
war broke out he was in the regular service
in California. Congress made him a Briga
dier General, and gave him command of a
dii.:un of the Potomac. When Gen. An
derson resigned his command, Geueral Buell
was appointed to take his place in the depart
ment of Ohio. It was under his supervision
the army that m irehed from Bowling Green
to Xa-hville was raied and disciplined. On
the reconstruction of the Departments he
was" created a Major-General. He is a man
ol great nhysicial strength and powers of en
durance ; has light hair, blue eyes, and wears
full beard, and is 42 years of age. Though
slow to move, he is terrible in execution.
Gen. Crittenden, is a Kentuckian, son of
the Hon. J. J. Crittenden, and brother to the
rebel General George B. Crittenden. When
the rebels fir. t assumed a warlike atti'u le in
Kentucky, he took command of the Home
Guard, uot the st.iy-at-huine, and checked
the progress of the rebels towards Louisville.
He comes of a good stock, and gives a good
account of himself.
No Tuning During Services.
The following anecdote, from the New
Hampshire Telegraph, is too good to be lost :
Many years ago there was in the eastern
part Massachusetts, a worthy D. D., and al
though he was an eminently benevolent man
and a good christian, yet it must be confessed
that he loved a joke much better than even
the most, inveterate jokers. It was before
(htirch organs were much in u-e: it so hap-!
pened that the choir of the church had recent- j
purchased a double basr viol. Xot far from !
the church was a large pasture, and in it a huge !
town bull. One hot Sabbath in the summer !
he got out of the pasture, and came bellowing
up the street. About the church there was
pleuty of untrodden and good grass, and Mr.
bull stopped to try the quality ; perchance to
ascertain if its location had improved its fla
vor; at any rate the doctor was in the i:.U;t
lis sermon when
"Eoo-woo-woo," went the bull.
The doctor paused, looked up at the singing
seats, and with a grave face, said:
" I would thanic the musicians not to tune
their instruments during service time, it an
noys me very much."
The people stared, and the minister went i
" Boo-woo-woo," wont the bull again, as J
passed another green spot.
The parson paused again, and address" ed the
choir: j
" I reaily wish the singers would not tunc I
tlie'r :ns'r!imont.s while I am preaching, as I
remarked before, for it annoys me very much."
The people tittered, for they well knew
what the real state of the case was.
The minister then went on again with his j
dic jiirse, but had not proceeded far, before j
Boo-woo-woo," came from Mr. ;
The parson paused once more, and again
exclaimed :
"I have twice already requested the musi
cians in the gallery not to tune their instru
ments during the time I am preaching. I
now particularly request Mr. Laievor that he
w.ll not tune his double bass viol while I am
! ....
An Eccentric Minister.
Amcsino stories are told of some of our
New England ministers, who were richly
gifted with every kind of sense but common
sense. But we have never seen any inci
dents of thi3 sort quite equal to those told of
an eminent Scotch minister and professor,
Rev. Dr. Lawson. His biographer, Dr. M'Far
land, is responsible for the following :
Dr. Lawsun's most troublesome infirmity
was " absence of mind " which was constant-
ly leading him into comical perplexities. Some
ol the instances are laughable :
" He had been sent on one occasion by his
father to Goldie's mill, about a mile from
Hallmyre, with a sack of grain, to be ground
into meal for the family, as was then customa
ry. The sack was laid upon a horse, which
George was instructed to lead by a halter.
He proceeded along the road, never doubting
that theanim.'d was following him, but all the
while poring over the pages of a book, or
pursuing some triiu of thought. The horse,
how-ever, had contrived, to free himself from
the halter, ami George arrived at the mill
without either horse or sack, to the astonish
ment of the wvrthy miller, who predicted
that much good could never come of a youth
so thoughtless alike of man or beast. The
horse was found quietly grazing by the way
side, not far from his father's house."
Here are still others :
One very rainy day, as Dr. Lawson was
trueging along a road, a friend, whose door he
was passing, saw the plight in which he was,
and shoved an umbrella into his hand. As
he went along, the rain still falling, a person
met him who noticed that the umbrella was
buttoned up in his great-coat. Thinking that
the umbrella had given way, he said.
" Doctor, I am sorry that your umbrella
has not served you in the heavy rain."
"0!" rejdied he, " I have a good umbrella,
but I have concealed it here, lest it get wetted
by the shower."
Mrs. Lawson and he were once returning
from a sacrament in the country. As was tho
custom then, they rode upon the same horse
she on a pad behind. At her request he
made a dzlour, that she might call on a friend.
Having slipped oft' the horse, Mrs. Lawson
went and made her call, he promising to wait
upon her return. She was uot long gone
when the horse quietly walked away, and
soon reached Selkirk. " Here," called the
Doctor to Ihe servant, "come and help your
mistress off." The servant looked surprised,
and told him that Mrs. Liwson was not up
on the horse. He immediately rode back and
took up his wife, who was making the best
of her way homeward.
Once the servant rushed into the study,
crying cut thac " the Louse was on fire."
"Go tell your mistress," said he; "I Lave
no charge of household matters."
How General Sigel Handles his Men.
The following is from Gen. Sigel's report of
the movements made under his direction on
the first day of the battle at Pea Ridge. It
shows his famous strategy on a retreat :
The troops now left to me consisted of
about eight companies of the 12th Missouri,
with an average of forty five men, five com
panies of the Benton Hussars, and five pieces
of the flying artillery in all about six hun
dred men. The troops I directed to march in
the following order : Two companies of the
Twelfth, at the head of the column, deployed
on the right and left as skirmishers, followed
by tho flying battery; one company of the
3ame regiment on the right, and one on the
left of the piece, marching on the flank and
prepared to fire, by ranks, to the right and
left ihe remainder of the regiment behind
the pieces; two companies of cavalry to sup
port the infantry on the right and left, and
the rest of the cavalry under eommand of Col.
Teraett, with one piece of artillery follow
ing in the rear. In this formation, modified
from time lo time, according to circumstances,
the co'umn moved forward to break through
the linos of the enemv. who had already ta
ken poiiion in our front, and in both flanks,
whilt he appeared behind us in the town in
line of battle, reinforced by some pieces ol ar
tillery. The troops ad vanced slowly, fighting
and repelling the enemy in front, flankward
and rear, wherever he stood or attacked.
From the moment we le!t tho town, nt If) J in
the morning, until 3 o'clock in the aftrnoon,
when we met the first reinforcements th
Second Missouri, the Twenty fifth Illinois, and
few companies of the Forty-fourth Illiuoi
we sustained three regular attacks and were
r; in f ern; nf pr?T e :n cjo-'tr nnrt nnrlpr flip f rp e!
' xi i r . r '
the enemy. V. hen the first reuiiorcemenis i
had arrived, I knew that we Were safe, and
left it to the Twenty fifth and Second Mis
souri, and afterwards to Col. Osterhaus to take
care of the rest, which he did to the best of
my salUfacticn.
It would Uke too much time to go into the
detail of this most extraordinary and critical
affair, hut as a matter of justice I feel it mv
duty to declare, that according to my humble
opinion, never have troops shown themselves
worthier to defend a great cause, than on this j
day of the sixth of March.
A Brave mav. At the Chamher ofCom-
rvi,.rnp in Vi.ur V.,t- .r. Tt,.,,!.,,, Qp.ont !
.v.. J.. ..V... 3 .j.n., lu,io.,,.j, Lof..
Hart who is now connected with the police I
that city, and who nailed the -national!
colors to the StaTof Fort S;:m:er after they
been shot away, wa? introluce 1 to the ;
chamber antf pre-eu'el with a medal. Gen. I
Anderson brought forward Sergeant Hart
said : " This man although not a soldier, j
as much in protecting tha fort as any man : a
who was there. He was in Mexico with me,
at Fort Sumter as my confi-iontal friend,
in charge of the market and mail depart
ment, and he was the man who nailed the
to the mait after it wss shot down."
! of
j trie
Affecting War Incidents.
I saw an old gray-haired man, mortally
wounded, endeavoring to stop with a strip of 1
his coat, the life-tide flowing fr om the bosom
of his son, a youth of twenty years. The 1
told his father that it was useless ; that i
he could not live ; and while the devoted
parent was still striving to save him who was
his first-born, a shudder parsed j
through the frame of tho would-be preserver, 1
bis head fell upon the bosom of the youth,
and his gray hairs, were bathed in death with
the expiring blood of his misguided son. I j
the twain half an hour af.er, and youth ,
and age were locked, lifeless, in one another's j
uark-naireu young man, ot apparently
twenty-two or three. I found leaning against
a tree, his breast pierced by a bayonet He
said he lived in Alabama : that he had joined
tho rebels in opposition to his parents wishes :
that his mother, when, she had found that he
would go into the army, had given him her
blessing, a Bible, and a lock of her hair
The Bible lay half-opeued upon the ground,
and the hair, a dark lock tinged with gray,
that had been between the leaves, was in hi3
hand. Tears were in his eyes, as he thought
of the anxious mother, pausing, perhaps, amid
her prayers, to listen for the long expected
foot-steps of her son, who would never mire
return. In the lock of hair, even more than
in the Sacred Vo'ume, religion was revealed
to the dying young man and I saw him lift
the tress again and again to bis lips, aud his
eyes looked dimly across the misty sea that
bounds the shore of Life and Death ; as if he
saw his mother reaching out to him with the
arms that had nursed bira in his infancy, to
die, alas! fighting against his country and her
counsels whose memory lived latest in hisde
parting soul. Western Correspondent.
Couldn't Subscribe. A pair of those in
teresting entertaining ladies, who of late seem
to carry on so large in business in our down
town offices and stores in the way of procur- '
ing subscriptions for new works, selling en- !
gravings ol the " Father of hi;, Country, " and I
.it, i..i-,titft,.. . 4 -u -
"will uwii'ytiuic. mm ty no I lug Id'.lirsi ill c
so fascinating in manner, so dehsmlully nn -
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portunate, so sweelty un-set-rid-of able, call -
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ed a morning or two since at the otiiee ot a
young lawyer, to induce him, as tha younger
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just published, to be got up in elegant sty e,
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with illustrations. fcc.
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"Indeed, ladies said our friend, "I can -
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your work, but 1 am not in want of anything i
of that kind. In fact, I do not feed able at I
present to snbscribft for nnv new irnrl-a nf
any description. The partnership of which I
am a member, has lately been so imprudent
to issue a new work of their own, and the
enormous expense attending its issue, not to
speak of the illustrations, embellishments, and
ornamental adornings with which they have
seen fit to clothe the production, such unwont
ed outlay has really for the present in fact
crippled me ; sorry, but a fact every word of
it. "
"But ah!'' interrupted our enterprising
agentess, "perhaps we could ' procure you
some subscribers for your work ; our terms
are quite reasonable. What do you cirll your
work, sir?
"Well, we have not fully determined as
yet, but I guess I shall let Mrs. have
her own way, and call it after myself, Charles
Henrv. "
The ladies concluded that they hud an en-
gagement in the next block. Cleveland Pa-
e ;
War and Its Benefits.
never made wooden nutmegs. " The Taiikee, ,
very demure looking specimen, innocently j
Is his speech to the Geier d Assembly,
welcoming Rev. W. G. Brownlow, President
Monroe made the following remarks upon
thes benefits of war ;
We are natuarly reminded, under present !
circumstances of that law e?tab!i.-hed by a :
kind Providence, which ordains that greatest !
evils shall bring w ith them great compensa-
tions. War is one of the direst calamities '
but benefits and blessings are often incident '
it When waged in behalf of a just cause. '
developes all the nobler and more heroic !
elements ot iium.n character, la timj o: l
peace, the commercial spirit the spirit or
traffic, of gain, of greed rules society. Men
live for themselves. They occupy a low plane
thought and acin, and move round in
narrow c rc
Thev do not rise to the loltl-
bights of observation, where the eye sween:
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wider horizon, and takes in a broader view
bumin relation3. Bat when eheri-hed in
stitutions, country, home, are in peril, and the
shock of war rouses the land, the moral sensi
bilities of our nature are stirred to their de
pths. Men discover thr.: they ara brothers, j
and that what is for the interact of one is for
interest of a'.l. T.it.i, ataorrj the young j
and the oil, in both ?:: 3 3 and s.11 t'-;sos ol j
people, is reveaL-the .-p'r't of e!f-:let.i.d, j
disposition to sailer, to d.ne and to do, f.r
attainment ot no'j:e en is, at, t
which has been snivelled by so!f-i:
tue heart
fere-'. "X
pands to tha generous dimensions of g-e.i!
rificte and sublime endeavor.
The ITu-.v Connecticct Xutue:;s. A gcod
anecdote is t'dd of one of the Connecticut .
While in conversHiion wi;hS rebe', '
er the capture of Fort Fulask
su'd, "At least, with all our fan!
the latter !
we have I
replied, " We do not make tbm of wood ar y j
longer, " and pointing to one cf the big pro-
jectiies lying near, which Led breached the i
added quietly,
iron." Secerii sub-idt
we ina.ce
them now o! I
ed wiih a newspaper, because be reads the
names of things-which are very fant'liar and
will make progress accordingly. A newpa
boy per in one year is worth a quarter's schooling
to a child, and every father must consider
that substantia! is connected with advance
perhaps ment The mother of a family, being one of
the ha.nU an l !nwmr or. ;,m,;t ,. ,
mine occupied becomes fortified against th
ills 0f Se, and is braced against any emer
saw ger.cv. Childred, amused by reading or study
are of oourcs m")re C3nsid;ra,te and" mo-e easi
A child beginning to read becomes delight-
0f dhildren. should herself be instructed A
ty governed. How many parents who hava
not spent twenty dollars for books for tlieir
families, would give a hundred to reclaim s
shn rr a daughter who can ignorantly or
thoughtlessly Men into temptation ?
Commodore Farragut.
sustains the L'tiion cause with vigor and ta'
did ent It is published at the low price cf oce
T;t: "Ui:basa Um-jn." We h-ve received
the f.r I n'tmber of this handsome p;',pr, pub
boys. lished in Urbana. Ch'-rop-rco Co.. 0.. by J. V.
Flao Officer David Glassgow Farragut,
now in command of our fleet at JTew Orleans,
is a native of that city, and about sixty years
of age. In childhood he was adopted by the
late Commodore David Porter receiving hia
baptismal name, and is thus the brother adop
tive of Captain J. D. Porter, of the Essex,, iu
our CotiHa, and of Lieutenant Porter, in com
mand of the mortar fleet at the mouth of the,
Though only twelve years of age, Le was
on the Essex at Valparaiso in 1S14, in that
most gallant naval fight, and was specially
enmmended io the Department for his braTe
He has been almost constantly in active
service. During the years 1821 2 3 4 he was
employed in cruising after pirates in the Car
ribean seas, and distinguished himself by most
efficient service and gallantry. He was for
some time in command of the Brooklyn at the
Vera Cruz station, at the time of the missioo
of Mr. McLane to Mexico.
A gentleman while taking a diiv"a through
one of our country towns, accompanied bv
his Irish servant, had the misfortune to have
hi3 vehicle smashed up, and himself and com-
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''M hore taking frisrht and running awav.
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tine gentleman-was somewhat bruised, but
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not seriouslv.
jus principal ios was mat ot
Lis wig, which had been shaken off; and on
nl.-tlnfT Ivtm.-hIF ,,n l.a r,,.l D o ;.. i
worse condition, holding bis hand to his lieat
, .
(ne mood mak ing through his fingers.
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and holding his master's wig in Lis other
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hand, wh ch be was surveying widi the ut- '
mnsf alarm and horror.
".Veil, Tat," said Lii
master " are vou
mueh hurt?"
" Jrt' U 1 Ah" mastei' dear- i!l't J 'x
' . " u:e "cu ,u n,u "na '
Pat in his terror and confusion Lad mistak
en Lis master's portable head-piece for his
own natural scalp, aud evidently regarded his
last hour as arrive 1.
"Let Mi Kiss Him ior His Motres" A
Sr.cnsH Imcidint. As the la?t of the rebel
prisoners were entering the jail, on Tuesday,
a big mulatto fellow frcru a neighboring
slaughter house, who W2? rnaLLtg Lis way
through, the crowd of spectator, was some
what jostled in the undertaking. . A lady
present, wiih more age than wisdom, in the
e"xuberarion, and supposing the darkey to be
one of the prisoners, rushed towards him with
open arms, exclaiming, " Let nie kiss hfm for
his mother." The d ukey, with a look of sur
prise.said, "Lor! missus, vou needn't do dat;
ray mudder jes libs round il'e corner. If you'd
Lay fadder, now, I'd be in.kase I never could
find him." The secesh dame struck a bee-line
towards the Washington Monument amid the
cries of bystanders, "let me kiss him for hia
mother." BaHiinort Clipper.
All Akti-Masoss The soldiers of the
Eopset Msox for the first time in many
ears took water at Pittsburg,
P.odsey" is said to ba tha first mason ever
known to be afraid cf a mortar. Think of a
mason afraid of ' mart'
A Rod ik Picele Rod Mason. Logan
A tutor lecturing a young man for his irreg-
ueir conduct, added, with earnestness.' "The
report of your vices will bring your father'.
gray hairs in sorrow to' the grave. "
" I beg your pardon str, " replied the incor
rigible, " the old cas wears a w;g. "
As American paper announced the illness
its editor, piously adding: ' All good pay
ing ,'nbscriberj are requested to mention hlra
the;r prayers. The others need not, as 'the
praycr.of the wicked aviiil netbi'-.r,' accor
ding to good authority."
Uf.ban.v L'sios. This is thj tttleof ah-md-some
Weekly paper just started at Urban, in
the leighboring county of CruTr.psig-i. Al-tho-jh
we are unable to discover from thi
number received, the tame of its editor, it
e:i e evtdfcnees of being com-olied b7 some
one who knows how to get up a first-clsx
county paper. If the people of Champaign
tiieir duty, ti.e Union
Lyn-.MH Di-tijcrht.
er.de.re torever.
Hor:c. F.-q.. fotme l.v of ti.e West Liberty
Budget. Ii is a large p-vper, well got up, and
dollar per year, which is entirely t-so cheap to
make the "Union proii table." We wish our
friend Horjx success, arid hope his energy and
enterprise may rra're it a r-,.,'n5 l:"-ti'.u'.:cn.
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