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VOL. 1.
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first five lines, mid fifty cents for eaeli additional line.
Vcurly Advertisers are allowed the privilege of ebang
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Special ‘Xnltccs, lejideil and kept Insfuo, fifty per
cent, mlvanoo on ukiiul nitrH.
Professional justness Carts.
VTTOUXKV AT T.AW. Notary i’uldie, Land and
(Villectine A sent, lHl;'eville, Wis. Dnrlienlar
attention given to the settlement of estates in the
County Court. Ollice in' Court House. [Up Stairs.]
j. si.vr,, f. D. WIOC.INTON.
| AWYKIJS, Dodgeville, Wssonsiii. " ill practice
in all the State amt Federal Courts. Ollice in
.lem doe's Block | Up Stui.is.)
s. w. REESE.
VTTOUXKV AT LAW. Land and (Adleeting Agent,
Dodgeville, lowa County, Wis, I’lirtienlar at
tention given to collectiitK ageneies, mid puynemt of
tuxes in lowa County, Ollice in the Dost Ollice Lnild
VTTOUXKV AT I.AW. Mineral Point, Wis. Of
fice in Thomas* Stone Block. [nl-yl]
NOTAUY PUBLIC. Is, Mortgages. Ve„ drawn
with aeenruev, at bis Hotel 011 Main Street,
Jtodgeville, Wis. ' [nSvt-ll]
OKAI.KU in stoves. Hardware. Tin,
I Sheet-Iron, and Copper ware, An*., lowa Street,
opposite the old Post Ollice, Dodgeville, Wis. [nl-yl]
Ollice opposite the old Post Office. [nl-yl]
a W BURRA ' li. M. D.
rll YSICIAX AND SUUOKOX, Dodgeville, lowa
County, Wisconsin. [nl-yl.]
r* a \NXKII AND (TUUIICIt, Mineral Point, Wis.
I Leather of all kinds, also Hair for Plastering, al
ways on hand, cheap for cash. Job V. ork done at slioi I
notice and on moderate terms. [n2t,-tfj
f JAlllS TIOTKI. is a large stone hnilding.
I well furnished to accommodate Ihetvav
eiing pllhlic. The table w ill he supplied with SjijSJ||
all the deliea,'i"s the market afi’ords. Served I'm(I 1
up in good style, Boarders hy the day or
wkkk, furnished with all necessary conveniences at
leasonsahle rates. The Proprietor returns thanks to
the public for the patronage heretofore extended to
him, and respectfully requests a continuance of the
same, flood Stabling attached, and an attentive ostler
always on hand. [nld-v l-tf]
"VTit. 27 A 2H9 Uandolph Street, Chicago Illinois.
Thi-house is cent rally located, in the business
part of the city, near the Post Office, the Court House,
mid all Ibe principle Bail Uoad Depots The accom
modations are good, and cheaper than most of the
Hotels In this vicinity. [n 11-tIJ
RUCCI, AU MKKTIXCS of Dodgeville Lodge. Xo.
IP.) of A. F. & A. M, on the first and third Fri
day evenings of each month, at their 11.-ill on lowa
street. Transient brethren visiting Dodgeville, are
cordially invited to a I tend.
Henry Duxstan, Sec'y.
To w idow 's tears to orphans' cry.
All wants our ready hands supply,
So far as power is given ;
The naked clothe, the prisoner free, —
Sueli are the deeds sweet masonry
Uevealcd to ns from heaven.
I. O OF G- T.
VMICITIA LODGE, Xo. DU, Independent Order of
Good Templars, meets every Monday evening in
B. K. Thomas' Hall, at T'-i o’clock. Members of this
order visiting this Village are cordially invited to meet
with 11s. L. M. STRONG, W. 0. T.
W. Wells, W. S.
rS***Riu• lSsbsgsjTtTl.
I3k n stL a St j —a**
Mil. & Prairie du Chien R. Way.
ON and after Sunday Augustlst, 1802, until further
notice, Trains wifi run as follows;
pass arena:
Mail and Express Trains, at 11;37 A. M.
Way Freight it.-OO “
pass mazo mame:
nil and Express Trains, at 11:50 A. M.
Way Freight, 9:115 “
CJ 01 w a W FSTi
pass arena:
Mail and Express Trains, at 4:35 v. M.
"ay Freight, 10;20 a. M.
pass mazo mame:
Mail and Express Trains, at 4:22 r. M.
"ay Freight, 9:35 A. M.
rail road time table.
*’** To take efleet Monday, May 12, 18C2,
mineral point rail roap.
l eave Mineral Point at 6:40 a. m.
Leave Darlington at 7:40 “
Arrive at Warren at 8:40 “
Leave "a mu at 10:00 a. m.
Leave Dartjngtou at HAW ••
Arrive ut Mineral Point at 12:00 M
G. \y. Cobb, Receiver.
Parson Brownlow on the War.
To the Governors of the Loyal States :
Gentlemen ; I do not wish to figure
as a ‘‘busy body in other men’s matters,”
but feeling and knowing that the crisis
of our national a flairs is now upon us,
and believing that the next sixty days
will determine the question whether we
are to maintain the supremacy of the
government, or whether the rebellion is
to prevail. 1 have a personal acquaint
ance with many of you —Governors Cur
tin, Morton, Tod, Morgan, Buckingham,
Andrew, and others —and bear testi
mony that you have done much, and
have done it well and wisely, and in due
time to promote the best interests of our
country in this the day of her trial;
much remains to be done, and you, gen
tlemen, representing more than twenty
states, have it in your power to do more
than any other class of men, let me im
press upon your minds the alarming
face that the rebels have now more men
in the field, and in camps of instruction,
than we have ; having brought all their
tvhlfc men info requsi/ion ; and having
made slavery an element of strength by
retaining them upon their plantations to
raise supplies for their armies. Let me
further impress upon your minds the
startling fact that the rebel advances
are simultaneous all over the country,
and exhibit system a.id concert of action,
with a zeal and talents displayed in the
execution of their plans worthy of a bet
ter cause tnan that in which they are
engaged. Now Orleans, Memphis, Nash
ville, Louisville, Cincinnati, Washington,
Baltimore. Harrisburg, and Philadelphia
are all threatened by an enemy that
shows prodigious activity, talents, and
strength. Indeed, they have us now
where they had us thirteen months ago,
with this addition, that they have invad
ed Maryland and Ohio. If they march
upon us, and their daring plans are not
promptly met and most singnally de
feated, it will be our fault.
Now 1 propose that you, as governors
of the loyal states, meet at some conve
nient point, without delay, and as the
representatives of your people address
yourselves, in unmistakable terms, to the
civil and military authorities of the
Cubed States. Ido not say what you
shall tell them, but I will, with all due
deference to vour superior abilities, sug
gest a few points that you might make,
and forcibly impress upon the minds of
our authorities ;
First. Urge the government to draft,
without delav, a half million of men, in
addition to the force already in the field
and in camps of instruction. And upon
the score of economy, apprise the gov
ernment of the fact that it will require
less money to furnish, equip, and sustain
a million of men for one year than it
will halfa million for two years.
Second. Knter your protest against
every other brigadier and major genera!
in our army being a candidate lor the
presidency during the existence ot this
war, and as a consequence, shaping his
course in that direction.
Third , Enter your most solemn protest
against one-half of the members of the
cabinet looking to the presidency, and
shaping their conduct of the war ac
Fourth , Gall upon the President,
whose honesty and patriotism I do not
doubt, to iccognizc his calvnet and the
army, and place men at the head ol both
who will not study how to kill off lead
ing rebels without hurting them.
Fifth , Advise ihe civil and military
authorities of the country, and the poli
ticians, to cease this war upon the ecci
lasting-‘uiggei'” until wc conquer their
white masters and arrest the onward
march of their despotic and arrogant
owners. Meanwhile let the negroes he
seized upon and urged in every possible
way to crush out this internal rebellion.
Sixth , Advise your senators and rep
resentatives in Congress, and the mem
bers of your states legislatures, as wc
as the people, to cease to makc ethntsto
revive and recognize old political par
ties, and to organize one new party to he
known as the Unconditional Union
Party of America !
Seventh, Let the government and the
army know what they seem ncvoi to
have learned —that is to say. that the
rebels are a unit —fighting with a des
peration and skill never surpassed by
any people on earth; while "C, w u>
have a noble army of brave men, with
money, credit, and all else necessary
and truth on our side, are divided and
distracted —while we are tolerating La
bors and tories in our midst.
E olith, Inform our government and
people that our ship of state is now in a
heavy sea ; and that, at no period since
the rebellion broke out, has so deep a
depression fallen -upon the hearts ot
loyal citizens as at present!
'I would, gentlemen, start anew paper
at once, at some eligible point, and urge
all these considerations, and more, upon
the minds of the loyal hearted teen of
the country, but for two
cient reasons. First, I should be air;
ed hv the United States authorities loi
stating facts, opposing follies, and de
claring the honest convictions of my
mind. And next, such is the rapid ad
vance of the rebel forces that I should
expect them to crush out my paper, as
they did in Tennessee on the 25th of
October last. I may he imprisoned for
writing this article. lam not concerned
about that. I suffered imprisonment,
and the confiscation of all I had, on the
other side of the line, for adhearing to
the truth, and I am ready to go to prison
here for the same offense. If this re
bellion is not put down I have nothing
to live for, and would as soon die in pris
on as elsewhere.
I improved the last Sabbath by preach
ing in the open air, to the Philadelphia
Corn Exchange Regiment, a noble set
of men, equipped by a noble hand ot
patriots. I improve this Sabbath, Sep
tember 7, by writing this address to flic
governors of the loyal states!
AV. G. Brownlow.
♦ •
Ocean Telegraphs.
From Falmouth to Gibraltar the dis
tance is less than 1,000 miles; from
Gibraltar to Malta the distance is 088
miles ; from Malta to Alexandria it is
815 miles ; from Suez to Aden, 1,810
miles ; from Aden to Bombay, 1,004;
from Bombay to Point tic Gallo, 000
miles ; from Point dc Gallc to Madras,
540 miles ; from Madras to Calcutta, 780
miles ; from Calcutta to Penang, 1,213
miles; from Penang to Singapore, 38]
miles ; from Singapore to Hongkong 1,-
437 miles ; from Singapore to Batavia,
520 miles; f om Batavia to Swan River,
1,500 miles; from Swan River to King
George s Sound, 500 miles; and from
King George’s Sound to Adelaide, 008
miles. From Adelaide to Melbourne
and Sydney there will shortly tea tele
graphic communication overland. Fr.om
Trinity Bay, in New Foundland, to Ber
muda, the distance is 1,500 miles; from
Bermuda to liuigua, the distance is about
1.000 miles; from Jamacia to Antigua,
800 miles; from Antigua to Dcmarara
via Tr.ndad, 800 miles; from Antigua
to St. Thomas, 227 miles ; from Jamacia
to Grcytown via Navy Bay, 1,000 miles;
and from Jamiacn to Belize, 700 miles;
It will thus be seen that all our settle
ments, dependencies and colonies in the
Peninsula, Mediterranean, Arabia, India
China, Australia, the A\ ost Indies and
Central America, could he joined to
England by shorter submarine cables
than that which at present connect In
land and Newfoundland, and without
touching any powerful foreign .State.
The aggregate length of these/ cables
would he about 21.(W0 miles, and reck
oning 20 per cent, for slack, the whole
length would not measure more than
24.000 miles. These cables would place
England in almost instantaneous com
munication with upwards of forty colo
nics, settlements, and dependencies,
situated 20,000 miles apart, in the east
ern and western hemispheres.— English
Sheep-SiieaKl X<s F F.sTIVAT.. —AVhat
has been called a “sheep-shearing festi
val” was held on May Oth, at the cattle
grounds of the Agricultural Society tit
Marysville, California. Over GO fine
French Merino sheep, from the Brannan
ranch, were on the ground, and eight
shearers presented themselves. The
quickest shearer was L. Scott, who shear
ed 9 sheep in 5 hours, 50 minutes. But,
says the Marysville Appeal, as the Com
mittee were instructed to consider the
handling of the sheep, amount of injury
done to the animal, the cleanness of the
clip, as well as the time consumed, they
awarded the premiums—first 810 to T.
Galbraith, (who sheared 8 sheep in G
hours, 25 minutes).' The average weight
of the fleeces may he judged from the
fact that the aggregate clip of 4 year-old
owes was 674 lbs —the sheep weighing
4 7264 lbs. The average weight of the
clip from 18 bucks, of which all hut 3
were year-olds, was 454 lbs, the average
clip being 25 lbs and 14 ozs each, the
weight of the sheep, before shearing,
being 2,6604 — Mercantile Gazette -
j&feiT Some idea of what it costs to
equip a regiment of men aside from
arms and amunition, may he had from
the following items required for the 25th
Regiment now in camp here :
1015 great coats, 1015 trousers, 1015
blouses, 1015 bootees, 1015 caps, 2039
shirts, 2030 stockings, 2030 great coat
straps, 1015 knapsacks, 1015 haversacks,
1015 canteens, 993 privates coats, 343
mess pans, 68 Sibley tents, 28 AA/ill tents,
170 common tents, 1 hospital tent, IGI
axes with handles, 161 hatchets with
handles, 136 pickaxes with handles, 136
spades, 136 camp kettles, 20 bugles, 10
drums, 10 fifes, 10 camp colors and one
national color. This in addition to hos
pital and commissariat stores, make
quite a hill of goods. — La Crosse Deni.
more a had man sleeps the
better ; his sleep is the next best thing
to his death.
General Sigel in Friday’s and
Saturday’s Battles.
Sigel's generalship is not a flower of
sudden bloom. At the beginning of our
struggle he was already a veteran, fully
experienced in the arts of active warfare.
We arc not surprised, therefore, at the
prominent position which be assumed in
the critical battles of Friday and Satur
day. it was no slight token of confi
dence in bis leadership that at such a
time he should have been entrusted with
such responsibilities. In the entire con
duct of the actions of those two days
General Sigel appears to have been the
master mind r originating the plans and
t on trolling the movements to which what
ever success we had is to he attributed.
General Sigcl’s tactics on this occa
sion were so admirable, they make the
battles in which he engaged intensely
interesting, even apart from those other
conditions which gave them such mo
mentous significance. It will be remem
bered by our readers that he had just
come up from the Rappahannock, where
he had for four days held the advance
under a heavy fire, and where, too, he
had displayed marked traits of gener
alship, such as have rarely been shown
in this war. For two days he had been
upon the march ; and then, after a rest
of only four hours, ho again took the
advance in the most momentous strug
gle which our arms have waged with re
No precaution was overlooked by him
which might guard against defeat or in
sure success. The General was not
miles in the rear, ready to come up only
after the engagement was over, to con
gratulate his troops or. their success, and
to pen a brilliant dispatch; he was on
the field, acquainting himself with every
important position ; and long before the
light could reveal his operations to a
wily foe. every battery was stationed
under his own eye, and by his own di
rection. The enemy received no warn
ing stive that given by the roar of Sigel s
artillery. The advance was not made
at random ; scouts were sent out in every
direction, and all day long they went
forth and returned to their General who
found time for caution even in the ut
most fury of the contest. His march
was rapid, hut tit every step his troops
under cover ui thetr avtihciy.—--
AN hen the enemy was engaged, his hat
tallions were brought up in perfect order,
and precisely at the lime and place they
were most needed. Under such leader
ship there was no faltering. By skill
ful management one brigade relieved
another, and nothing was lost hy delay.
At night, although the enemy had fought
under cover of the woods, we had gained
upon his position and held the advan
Nor was Sigcl’s management on Sat
urday any less creditable than on (he
previous day, although the enemy had
been heavily reinforced. Unfortunately,
through a mistaken or willful disregard
of General Sigel’s instructions, General
McDowell- advanced improperly upon
the enemy and was compelled to suffer
a terrible repulse. Sigel s orders were
that our forces should maintain their
position and await the attack; hut Mc-
Dowell, it is said, did not heed those in
structions, and thus the repulse < >l a
whole division, the slaughter of Slocum s
brigade, the necessary reinforcement of
McDowell from Porter’s division, tended
to weaken and disarrange our admirable
position at the beginning. Yet the re
sult of the day's'battle was far more
satisfactory than was at first believed;
and only a slight advantage over us was
gained hy the enemy.
Our German adopted citizens may
well he proud of their representative;
nor will the fact that he is a foreigner
hy birth cither lessen or chill the na
tive admiration of his qualities aud ser
vices. Even if Sigel were at the head
of our armies, the arnonr propnc ot
Americans would not bo much disturbed.
The military hero of France was a Cor
sican. The man who meets most ade
quately the crisis of our country in
such an hour as this will have need ol
no special baptism to he forever recog
nized as our own. —New 1 rk Post.
A General Arming. —AVe regret to
see the clamor which comes from every
quarter for a general arming of our pop
ulation. It is occasioned by an unman
ly fight, and is calculated to do infinite
damage in withdrawing men from use
ful and productive occupations, to spend
their time in trying to be poor soldiers.
The government has called for and will
receive all the troops it needs or will
know what to do with. AVhat we really
need is not more men, hut competent
generals. The frantic calling for more
soldiers is a sign of real weakness of
heart. AVhat wc want is not the legions
of Xerxes, but the spirit of the Greeks,
who beat them. If we cannot conquer
the South with one million of men, it is
quite clear that with two millions we
shall only conquer ourselves by exhaust
inti the nation’s resources.— N Y World.
A Clergyman Induces a Burgular to
go to War.
An eminent Presbyterian clergyman
of Philadelphia, stopping at one of our
first class hotels, was awakened in the
night hy a noise in his loom. Suppos
ing it was caused by a young friend who
shared the room, he called to him hy
name. Receiving no answer, he raised
his head and saw by the faint light of
the moon that his companion was in bed,
and that the noise was caused by a fig
ure whose shadowy outline ho saw in
another part of the room. Springing
from his bed the clerical gentleman ex
claimed ; “AVhat arc you doing in my
room? “Robbing you, promptly and
truthfully answered the visitor.
The young man being hy this tinu
awakened, and lighted the gas, out di
vine proceeded to examine the capture
that he had made. Placing his hand up
on his shoulder, and bending on the thief
a look that “took the measure of his
soul, he interrogated him concerning
his course of life, and the causes that
had thus strangely brought them togeth
er. After a long conversation the cler
gyman had so won his affection that ho
begged to he taken into his service say
ing he would he honest and follow him
to the end of the earth.
Our friend not desiring to have a fol
lower whose acquaintance had been so
strangely made, and wishing at the same
time to give the culprit a chance for re
form, promised that he would not deliver
him to justice if he would enter the ar
my, and agree that in the morning he
would make the necessary arrangements,
for the enlistment. The thief left with
the promise that at a certain hour the
next day he would meet the clergyman
at the hotel and go with him to the near
est tecruiting station.
Strange as it may appear, the burglar
was prompt at keeping his* appointment
and accompanied his new friend to the
rendezvous, was enrolled, inspec ted, mus
tered in, uniformed, and the same after
noon left for-his regiment with the army
of the Potomac, showering thanks upon
the head of his strangely acquired bene
Association of Ideas. — Dr. Benjam
in Brodio relates the following as an in
sL.me of ihe ( urious edict;ls produced
I by the association of ideas; “AA licn I
was about fifteen years of age I went
with my father and mother and other
friends, on a tour through Somerset
shire ; and having arrived at Welling
ton, where I had certainly never been
before, wo tarried an hour or two at the
“Squirrel Inn for refreshments. On
entering the room where the vest of the
party were assembled, I found myself
suddenly surprised and pursued hy a
pack of strang, shadowy, infantile im
ages. too vague to he called recollections,'
too distinct and persevering to he dis
missed as phantoms. AVlih-h ever way
L turned my eyes, faint and imperfect
pictures of persons once familiar to my
childhood, and foe Me outlines of events
long passed away, came crowding around
me, and vani.-4.iiug again in rapid aud
fitful succession, 1 felt assured that till
this was not a move trick of the imagin
ation. It seemed to me rather that en
feebled memory was, by some sudden
impulse, set actively to work, endeavor
ing to recall the forms of past realities,
long overlaid, and almost lost behind
the throng of subsequent events. My
uneasiness was noticed hy my mother;
and when 1 had described my sensations,
the wlndc myslcry was speedily solved
hy the discovery that I lie pattern ol (ho
wall paper in the room whore we were
seated was exactly similar to that oi my
nursery at Paddington, which I had nev
er seen since -I was between lour and
five years of age. I did not immediate
ly remember the paper, hut I was soon
satisfied that It was indeed the medium
of association through which all those
ill-defined, half faded forms had traveled
up to light; my nurse and nursery events
associated with that paper pattern being,
after all hut very faintly pictured on
the field of my remembrance.
Important to Persons Boarding
Soldiers. —AVe understand that Major
Smith, the U. S. mustering officer here,
will not pay hills for hoar dug soldiers
without a cert i float of the recruiting officer
attached, that “the persons charged for
have not been absent on furlough during
any of the time for which hoard is
charged.” This is to prevent fraud on
the Government in obliging it to pay for
subsistence which has never been furn
ished. —Madison Journal.
Genius and Labour. —Alexander
Hamilton once said to an intimate friend :
“Men give me some credit for genius.
All the genius I have lies in just this :
AVhen I have a subject in hand, I study
it profoundly. My mind becomes per
vaded with it. Then the effort which 1
make the people arc pleased to call the
fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labour
and thought”
Indian War in Dacotah and lowa.
Dos Moines, Sept. B.—Rumors of* the
most alarm!up; eluraeter have just been
received here from Sioux City. The
Yankton Sioux Indians, a very power
ful tribe, living in Nebraska and Dacotah
Territories, are moving on Sioux City in
force, and are said to be well armed. A
call has been made for every man and
gun that could be furnished here to be
sent immediately. (1 re.it excitement ex
ists. The matter is before the Legisla
ture, and ifpvomp action is taken, one
or more companies will be raised here to
day to march at once to (he frontier. Re
cruiting is going on actively. The Ind
ians are plundering and murdering as
they go. All the inhabitants in the sur
rounding country are Hoeing to Siox City
for safety. One of the United States
judges in Dacotah Territory is reported
to have been murdered. Ouo company
of troops, one wagon load of arms, and
one of ammunition, have been sent fr„ in
Council Bluffs. The whole northwest
ern frontier is thought to he in danger.
The (Jovernor has telegraphed to (he
War Department for (den Harney to bo
sent to the frontier. The Indian tribes
are all united. Tire excitement in regard
to the 1 udian diHiculties continues. No
later intelligence lias been received. The
Legislature has authorized the (Jovernor
to send live hundred men. One full com
pany will bo raised here by to-morrow. —
Being cavalry, th<‘ difiuYi’fy vs to get
horses. A batter, of artillery will be
sent from Councill Bluffs
A New Colonization Scheme.
The Tribune 's Washington correspon
dent says that lion Thayer, is urging,
and with hope of success, the (Jovernmeut
to adopt a hlan for the colonization of
the rebellious States as a war measure.
Mis project is to throw northern and
foreign emigrants into the insurrection
ary districts of the <init' States, : rmeef
and under the auspices of the Govern
ment, in such formidable bodies as to
defy guerrillas. Me wishes to make the
initial experiment in Florida —the more
inviting portions of the State to be tak
en possession of and hold by the invad
ing loyalists, Mr. T. says, who are to
he enlisted for six months only. There
arc eleven million acies of unappro
priated public lands in Florida, besides
what can be taken under the law author
izing the sale of real estate for the non
payment of taxes’ Mr. T. s friends are
asking his appointment as Brigadier
(Jeneral to enable himm ore successfully
to carry out the idea. If there are no
loyal men at the South, except negroes,
it should he rcpeopled.
Military Jealousies.— One of the
most discouraging as well as disgusting
features of the present condition of things
is the hitter jealousies existing between
many of the leading generals. ft is
next to impossible to /:ear our General
sutu/lc well of another. The old deaf
of a soldier—that he was chivalrous,
honorable and high minded, and would
rather lose his own life than weaken or
destroy the well-earned reputation of
another —seems to have passed from the
minds of the present generation. A
General now-a-days seems to be one who
strives to win victories by destroying the
reputation of his fellow officers, and to
he constantly making efforts to demon
strate that if this or that man had acted
differently, ho himself would have long
since erased the rebellion. We have
much too many Generals out of very
common men. The cant that they are
politicians amounts to nothing. I believe
the best Generals we now have in our
army, were the most successful politicians
in times of peace. West Point, certainly,
has not effected much thus far, unless it
is to spawn traitors. Washington and
Hamilton were soldiers, politicians and
statesmen. They were successful. I
believe it is not in the order of Provi
dence that West Point shall have the
glory of saving the nation. She has
had her hand in destroying it. Sav
ing it devolves upon a nobler and a hot
ter class of men. — Cor. N. V. Tribune.
LviiENMJS Trick op the Rebels.—
The rebels have used our telegraph wires
in Virginia recently, with even more sig
nal success than they had in Kentucky,
and with quite as much impudence.
The moment Fitzhugh Lee captured
Manassas, ho telegraphed, in the name
of Gen. Pope's chief of staff, to the
proper officer in Washington, requesting"
him to send to the junction a large sup
ply of shelter tents and harness for ar
tillery officers.
The order teas promptly filled, and
the rebe ls were soon gladdened by the ap
pearance of a train loaded with what
they wanted. Jackson, on his arrival,
sent a message to the superintendent of
military railroads, coolly asking him to
change the time table on the road for
his accommodation. We shall probably
soon find this and other equally gratify
ing correspondence published in the form
of a telegraph operator’s diary in the
southern newspapers— Trilnno .
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