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PHESCITT JUfe JIDIIU.
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liUSINESS CARPS.
ATTORNEYS.
WHITE <fc JAY,
Attorneys at Law ; Will practice in all the
Courts of this State and Minnesota.
IVscett, May 8. 1861. nltf
WISE A MEEDS,
Attorneys and Coinsei.ors at Law, Prescott,
Wisconsin.
Pronott, May 8,1861. nltf
JOHN L. DALE,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law ; Collec
tion made, taxes paid and abstracts of title
furnished.
Forestvillc, \*is.. May 4, 1861. nltf
A. MORSE.
Attorney at Law and Notary Public; Col
lections promptly made.
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CLOUGH «t RAKER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Hud
son. tit. Croix Co. Wls„ will attend to Pro
fessional Rusiness in Wisconsin ami Minn.
May 6,1861. nltf
P II Y SICIANS.
A. D. ANDREWS,
Phtsutaji and Surgeon ; Office at the Drug
Store, corner of Main and Maple Streets,
River Falls.
River Falls, Xay 4.1861. nltt
S. M. DAVIS.
Physician and Suro eon ; Office at his resi
dence, on Second Street.
River Falls, May 4. 1861. nltf
MERCHANTS.
BEARDSLEY <fc LYFOItD,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods
and Groceries ; Store on Rroad and Levee
Streets.
Prescott, May 15.1861. n2tf
J. W. PRATT,
Dealer in Dur Goods, Groceries, Cloths,
♦to. All articles of Clothing made to or
der.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
O. S. POWELL.
Dealer in Dar Goods, Grockmes, Ready
Made Clothing, Boots. Shoes, etc.
Riv<* Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
G. J. AP. ROBERTS.
Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Roots and Shoes. Clothing, Groceries, etc.
Store comer of Main and Maple Streets,
River Falls May 4,1861. nltf
S. D. DODGE,
Dealer in all kinds of Stoves, Agricultural
Implements, Tin and Hardware. Custom
IV ork done to order.
River Falls, May 4, 1861. nltf
H O T E LS.
kilbourn house,
J. MeD. Smith, ----- Proprietor,
Levee street, Prescott, Wisconlin.
Largest and Best Hotel in the City, and
convenient for all travelers going to or com
ing from the Boats.
Froscott, May 12, 1861. n2tf
AMERICAN HOUSE,
C. P. Barn»rd Proprietor. Supper, Bed and
Breakfast for 56 cents. Single Meals 20
(Cents. Board $2,50 per week, to be paid
’lVs***; Slay Ist, 1861. nltf
FLINT HOUSE!
Parker Flint, Proprietor. Main'Street, River
Faiis, TS'is, Good Stables attached to the
House.
Fid la, May 4,1861. nltf
MI SC ELLA NE O US. ~
OLIVER GIBBS, JR..
Prescott, Wisconsin, will buy and sell lands
on Commission, pay taxes, and attend to
interests of non-residents generally, buy
and s«H Land Warrants, negotiate Loans,
etc., etc. °
Also Commissioner of Deed* for all the
Northern States,
Prescott, May 6,1861. nltf
BARNES «fc HUTCHINS,
Acents rou La Crosse and Mil. R. R ; The
Shortest and quickest route’ to’Miiwau
kee, ( liicago ami the East.
Prescott, May 8, 1861. nlt f
V B. COX,
Dealer is F lour, Grain, etc. Cuaton Work
done to order. The best brands of Flour
sent Ti» all parte of the country.
»Ivor Palls, May 4. 1861. " j,ltf
Stltdci |}odr)T.
The American Flag.
by s. r. draki.
Flag of the brave ! thy folds shall fly,
The sign of hope and triumph high.
When speaks the signal trumpet tone.
And the long line comes gleaming on.
Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet.
Has dimra’d the glistening bayonet.
Each soldier’s eye shall brightly turn
To where thy meteor glories burn ;
And as bis springing steps advance,
Catch war and vengeance from the glance!
And when the cannon mouthings loud.
Heave in wild wreaths the battle shroud.
And gory sabers rise and fall
Like shoots of flame on midnight’s pill;
There shall thy meteor glances glow.
And cowering foes shall sink beneath
Each gallant arm that strike's below
That lovely messenger of death,
V-
Flag of the seas! on ocean wave
Thy stars shall glitter o’er the brave,
W hen Death, careering on the gale,
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail,
And frighted waves rush wildly back.
Before the broadside’s reeling rack;
Each dying wanderer of the sea
Shall look at once to Heaven and thee,
And smile to 6ee thy splendors fly,
In triumph o’er his closing eye.
Flag of the free heart’s hope and horns,
By angel hands to valor give* !
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome.
And all thy hues wero born in Heav«n.
Forever float that standard sheet t
Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
With Freedom’s soil beneath our feet,
And Freedom’s banner streaming o’er us !
iflisttllamons IlMtrs.
A HARD TIME OF IT.
“La Corporals,” who belongs to tho
socond regiment, encamped at Madison,
enlighten the public as to thes experience
of the regiment, so far as the commissary
department is concerned, ns follows:
“In good sooth, we all knew wo must
eomo to soldier’s rations. We aro ready
for it; we arc reasonable, patriotic, ama
teur soldiers, ail spoiling fora fight with
tho rebels. But in the outset, we swear
that wo believe that the people of Wis
consin, from tho several regions from
whence we come, don’t boliovo in sub
jecting U 3 to the style of rations aud quar
ters we have received part of tho time
since our advent. We aro ready to “come
to Lirnrnorick,” when ’tis necorssary—
eat foul moat, fouler bread, or any other
rations knows in the history of the Mex
ican or Revolutionary wars; but in this
land of plenty, where potatoes aro sell
ing at the low prieo of two shillings a
bushel,and beef most “demnitisn” cheap,
we humbly appeal for murphies that are
not half rotten, t’other half as watery as
though they had seaked eleven years in
the Dead Sea.
Our beef is goedish—wo munch it
with a relish; and if we stand in four in
ches’ depth of mud whilo we gobble it,
we don’t consider anybody ’xcept the
Clerk of tho Weather responsible for
what can’t be avoided or foreseen. Our
only complaint is, that we’ve slept wet,
consequently get awful colds, and had
rations which, though they may be all
this provision-laden State can afford,
have been in a bad rafn storm, soaked in
water too long to bo palatable evon for
hungry soldiers. And even now, we
will not complain if the patriotic citizens
cf Madison will not charge us with being
better rowdies than soldiers. “That’s
what wo don’t like,” as Ike Woodlo said.
If there is a man among us who would
not, under the circumstances, have boon
with us had he been of us, he will please
present himself to
FOUR CORPORALS.
808 TYLER, THE SPY.
Roboit Tyler is r confirmed fugitive
from Philadelphia, as well as from his
home at Bristol. The people there drove
him out. It is said that for months
past be has been acting as a syp of Gov.
Wise, giving him information by letters
as to all that was going on here, and
pledging Wise that he had a thousand
Philadelphians enrolled to march with
him to Virginia to fight for tho rebellion.
The report is that this letter was inter
cepted, and a speedy flight from Bristol
to New York alone saved him from
stretching hemp. At New York, we
learn, he was hunted out, and forced
again to fly, this time having gone clean
off. There has probably been no noisier
traitors in those parts than Tyler. Ho
was so gratuitously offensive in his con
versation for a year past, that everybody
knew him and had marked him. No
body regrets his absence, unless it be his
creditors.—- Mil. Sentinel.
PRESCOTT, PIERCE CO., WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1861.
A DISCRIPTION of our
VOLUNTEERS.
We had thought that our Volunteers,
least those we had seen, tjere very cred
itable fighting men, but the Mobile Ad
vertiser corrects this impression. We
hope all the volunteers from Wisconsin
will read this description, which we copy:
“They may raise plenty of men—men
who proser onlisting to starvation, scurvy
follows from the back slums of cities**
whom FaWtaff would not hare marched
through Coventry with—but these re
cruits are not soldiers, loast of all tho
soldiers te meet the hot blooded,through
bred, impetuous men of the South.—
Trencher soldiers, who enlisted to war on
their rations, not on men, they are—
such as marched through Baltimore,
squalid, wretched ragged and half naked,
as the newspapers of that city report
them. Follows who do not know the
breech of a musket from its and
had rather filch a handkerchief than fight
an enemy in manly coinbat. White
slavos, peddling wretches, small change
knaves and vagrants, the dregs and off
scourings of the populace—those are the
levied “forces” whom Lincoln suddenly
arrays as candidates for tho honor of be
ing slaughtered by gentlemen.”
When tho “gentlemen” of the South
meet the North boys they will like them
bettor.— Mil. Sentinel.
MAJOR ANDERSON.
The Charles on and other extreme
Southern papers hnvo been pretending
great admiration of Major Anderson, aud
assuming, in their us ml African style, to
be very chivalrous, and capable of appre
ciating courage and honor in a foo. The
following from the Charleston Mercury
of the 291 b April, shows the roal state
of feeling in the bogus chivalry :
“Major Itobt. Anderson has made it a
point at every stopping place at the North,
complain of our “inhuman treatment” in
firing on Sumter after th 5 Barracks wore
euroloped in flames, Did anybody pre
vent him pulling d wn his dirty stripes?
And why is it that he has not toll “the
Northern people” that he had a ten-inch
Columbian! planted on the Parade Ground
at Fort Sumter, at nu elevation sufficient
to throw a ten-inch shell into the crowd
of unarmed citizens, aud helpless women,
whom he knew full well would congre
gate in White Point Garden at the firing
of the first gun. This is not a rumor;
tho gun has been seon, the olevntion and
direction have been noticed, and by his
own acknowledgement, and that of his
officers, the guns in exposod places could
not be worked without the certainty of
destruction; so our mothers wives and sis
ters have notjwen slaughtered, because
our guns kept him in his casemates. This
is the bravo man who was supplied with
fresh meat, vegetables, &c., <fco., and was
thought by some to be a friend.
The Charleston papers are also growl
ing because they perceive that Major An
derson has miued the fort, with the pur
pose of blowing it up. He hal prepared
a mine under the landing, which would
hare blown all assailants to tho moon.—
Upon the whole, as the Major was not a
traitor, the traitors have concluded to
hate him. They aro of such a moan or
der of traitors, they love treason and
hate lienor.
Fkmalk Volhnthers.—The clerk of
an Ohio River steamer informs the Cin
cinnati Gazette that as tho boat touched
at Leavenwerth, Ind., a company ofVol
onteer Women, armed with rifles, march
ed down from the commons where they
had been drilling, and fired a salute.—
They seemed to handle the arms with
ease, and presented a very creditable ap
pearance.
Tub sensation headings of the Daily
papers sometimes get a little mixed. Ono
of the Milwaukee papers has the follow
ing: “Further details of tho fight at
Fort Sumter—Several hundrod killed
—They will go through Baltimore.” If
they do, thoy will doubtless bo “killed
very dead!”— Mantiowoc-Tribune.
Thurlow Weed's advice to the Ad
ministration, is : “ Let us hear of no
parleys or truces —let the Government
compromise its dignity by no negotia
tions —until the rebels have first laid
down their arms. Let the Administra
tion understand that the country looks to
it to settlo tlio controversy with tho South
and settle it so effectively that “ scces
on” shall boconic an obsolete term i»
the vocabulary of States,”
“ LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM’ST AT BE THY COUNTRY’S, THY GOD'S AND TRUTH'S.”
AN INCIDENT.
An incident which occurred at the war
office during the very height of the alarm,
is a fine illustration of the character of
the that Man of Iron, Simon Cameron,
Secretary of War. Tho day before our
Senator left, he happened to bo alone
with tho Secretary, when in rushed Mr.
Wallacb, editor of the Star —a good Un
ion men by the way—accompanied by a
Union citizen of Virginia, both much ex
cited and doadly pale. They brought
alarming news! It had boon definitely
ascertained by them that full fifteen
thousand rebels would approach the city
that night by the Alexandria road, and
beforo day light Washington might bo
sacked and in ruins! Gen. Cameron
received the information calmly; quietly
rang his bell, and despatched a messen
gar for Gen. Thomas, the Adjutant Gen.
That officer soon made his appearance,
when ho and tho Secretary had a short
private interview in an adjoining apart
ment.
Upon returning, say 3 the Secretary to
Mi. Wallach and his friend: “Well,
gentlomen, Gen. Thomas informs mo that
he thinks we are fully ready for any fif
teen thousand of tho infernal rascals that
man come along, oven through Jeff.
Davis and Beauregard be at their head.”
Then promptly turning to Mr. Wilkin
son, ho continued his conversation thus:
41 V\ ilkinson, when do you start homo*”
“To morrow, sir.”
“Well, I wish you would do me a fa
vor when you get to Minnesota.”
“Certainly, sir;” —the Sonator expect
ing to carry somo war message—’what
esu I do for you ?”
want you to send mo, by express
to Hjirrisburg, two barrels of your best
quality of Minnesota potatoes for seed.
Our old favorite varieties have about
run out in my neighborhood, and I have
no doubt a transplanting from Minneso
ta will make our crops all right again.”
All three—tho Washington editor, tho
Virginia Unionist and tho Minnesota Sen
ator—after leaving the Secretary’s apart
ments, conoludod there was no such
thing ns conquering a government while
such men managed its affairs.— Press.
OLE KENTUCKY.
Henry Ward Beecher, at a prayer
mooting in Plymouth Church, related the
following incidents which had been ob
served during the latomustor in Indiana.
Mr. Beecher had just returned from a
journey out west:
“Four hundred Kentuckians crossed
over, almost in a body and enlisted for
the Stars and Stripes. They Could not
gat a chanco to sorvo the good cause at
home, and wero determined to find a
way to fight for the Union. A wealthy
planter in Tennessee sent four of his sons
for the same purposo. (Those are the
genuine Union men of tho South.)
“Ono poor fellow from Kentucky came
over alone and enlisted at Madison. A
crowd of friends wero shaking hands
with other voluneers whom they knew,
but he being a stranger, remained unno
ticed. He burst into tears and exclaimed.
“There’s no one to bid God bless me?
Instantly a hundred men rushed at him
and boro kirn up in their arras, while
tho whole multitude shouted forth their
blessings upon the noble-hearted patriot.”
The War Car of tub Ukiok.—
Nothing in the romance of ancient or
modern warfare can be compared with
the thrilling effects of the splendid res
ponse of a patriotic people to tho appeal
of our President. The electric signal
flashed the intelligence with marvellous
spood over the whole land, that tho Gov.
eminent was imperilled, and needed the
strong arms and stout hearts of its loya;
sons to defend it. And with a prompti
tude wonderful, admirable, noble and
glorious tho response comes up as from
one man, “Hero am I. Take mo and
mine.”
Throe millions of men are a unit in
sentiment and in devotion to the grand
purpose for which thoy are sumraond.—
Has history ever presented a moro no
ble sight in political movements, than
;he instantauoous abandonment of minor
differences aud the solidarity of princi
ple and purposo, evinced by the loyal
citizens of this great Republic? From
the Aroostook to the Sacramento, from
the Delewaro to the Columbia tho free
and loyal States are aroused, and like
Sampson of old aro ready to crush tho
enemies of their country, at tho hazard
or even the cost of their own existence.
■*=Minnesota (St. Anthony Fulls,)
State News.
TRAITO RS PUT TO DEATH.
A lotter from a member of the Seventh
Regiment to his father, dated Washing
ton, April 28th, states that tho Regi
ment on that morning received an Addi
tion of one hundred and seventy-fire
men, from New York, all in good
health and spirits. Tho writer says, “six
secessionists were shot this morning at
tho Navy Yard. One is to be shot to
morrow morning. He was in tho em
ploy of the Ordnance Department, and
had been set to work filling bombs; in
stead of charging them with powder, he
put sand in them. Several men have
been arrested for tearing up the track of
jhj railroad; and they will be sutnmar
;!y doalt with.
A private letter from Annapolis, April
28th, says: “And now to give you an
example of the punishment traitors re
ceive, wo can see from where I am writ
ing, about two miles from shore, on the
yard arm of the United States brig Cal
edonia, two men hanging —ono fer smug
gling provisions and powder to the rebols
at Charleston; the ether for piloting tho
Seventh Regiment on the Chesapeake
bay—with tho iutontion that the Balti
moreans might get posession of Annap
olis before the Seventh could land.—
Thoy suspectod his intentions, put him in
irons and conveyed him on board the
brig, and now he is hanging for his
crime.”
Tub Loss or Lifk is Fort Moul
trie. —A corespondent of tho Buffalo
Courier writes to that paper as follows :
“I had the pleasure of seeing a letter
writton by Ashley Brocket, ono of the
soldiers at Fort Moultrie. He was in
that fortross whilo the bombardment of
Fort Sumpter was going on. His account
differs materially from that of the cheva
liers. There were forty mon in tho Fort
killed, aud one hundred wounded. He
say: “When we heard a gun at Sum
ter, we knew what was coming; and sutc
enough, in about a minute, one of the
Major’s compliments would come into
tho fort and raise a considerable muss.—
Men would bo sent up into the air by one
of his shells to se; how things looked out
side, but when they came down thoy
could not see at all. It was hot work,
and tho Major made every gun tell.”—
Mr. Brocket was among the wounded.”
ALWAYS TRUE.
The Hon.Thos. A. R. Nelson, of Ten
nessee, made a speech at Knoxville tho
other day, in which, Parson Brownlow’s
paper says:
He doclarod his unalterable attach
ment to tho Union—denied the right of
secession—exposed tho whole plot of the
Secessionists, on the part of tho Cottou
States —repudiated tho slavery agitation
of tho North—and boldly asserted, that
while ho regroted tho war now raging,
he maintained that Lincoln’s call for vol
unteers was lawful and constitutional,nnd
that under the circumstances, with his
oath of office resting upon him, lie could
not have done bss that call out tho mi
litia.
I» the Concord Company which is
with tho Fifth Massachusetts Regiment,
are four But tricks, sons of one man, and
he the descendant of Col. Bu ttrick, who
gave tho wosd of command at Concord
Bridge, on the 19th of April, 1755,
“Fire! fellow soldiers! for God’s sake,
fire!”
Special dispatches say that Major-Gen
eral Wool has boon relieved from duty
at New York. This indicates that ho
has been detailed for active service.
Buffalo, May 7.—-The Schooner
Freeman from Detroit, with a cargo of
corn, sunk near the Light Houso last
night during the storm, and five of the
crow were lost. The Captain and ono
sailor wore saved.
Tka remains of the bodies of the
Mass achusetts soldiers killed at Baltimore
arrived in Boston, May 1, aud were re
ceived with military honors.
• «
The Government has purchased twen
y-five addi tionel rcssols, and will, with
iu twenty days, bloc kado every Southern
port along the entire coast.
All Vollektkeked. — All the prin
ters in Cambridge City, Indiana, have
vol entoered, and no paper will be pub
lished there, likely, for some time to
1 come.
THE ZOUAVES AT WASH
INGTON.
We fear the Washingtonians will pray
to be saved from their friends, if tho
Zouhaom are allowed te continue their
prauks a great while. Too Tribune cor
respondent says ;
“ Inasmuch as all New York is inter
ested in those meu, I will detail one of
the many incidents connected with them.
From Tuesday at 1 o'clock until th s
morning many of them had nothing to
eat. This morning, insufficient quanti
ties of bread, with occasional junks of
n.eat, were served to them, as in the
pelting rain they stood about the Capitol.
The men grumbled and swore they
wouldn’t stand it. They wore wet thro’,
had no change of clothing, were hun
gry, aud thcro was little to eai ; they
were anxious to fight, and no fighting to
bo done. Finally, twenty-eight of them,
guns in hand, formed in column and
started for the gate, where there wero
six sontin Is. The sentries endeavored
to stop their egress. “ Oh, boys,” said
the leader, “ put up your irons, we wou’t
hurt you ; but you can’t stop hungry
men. We’re bound to get something to
eat, and in some way wo will get it.”
They passed on, saying, “We won’t
touch any small pfbee ; wo will go to a
big place, and, by Heavens, will find
something.” On they went, till coining
to an infeiior saloon they halted, and
were about going in, wlion the leader
said, “ Como on ; don’t go in there ;
he's too poor. Pull the numbers off
your hats anil let’s put for tho saloon be
yond.” Just here, C. D. Mehaffuy, of
Philadelphia, steppod up to them and
said, “ See here, hoys, this sort ©f thing
won’t do. You are not treated well, I
know, but this is not rigid. If you will
promise me to return to your quarters
nnd behave yourselves quietly, I’ll give
you a breakfast.”
He then told the host if he would
give thorn something to eat for six dol
lars to go ahead.
Finally the Dutchman agreed that for
eight dollars he would give them break
fast and lager beer. “Bully for you,
old boy !” shouted tho men, aud at once
they cheered, and tigered, and hurrahed,
as only New York firemen can do, whilo
the Dutchman prepared the frugal break
fast. The men sat quietly, waitocl pa
tently, ate properly, aud retired enthusi
astically.
This afternoon they aro acting like tho
old harry. They, in tho most entire
good nature, have levied contributions of
boots and shoes, liquor and cigars from
storekeepers, referring them for payment
to their Colonel. One party visited tho
National Hotel, treated all around, and
lei d ired throo cheers for the Union as
payment in full. They hoisted Di. Jones
high in the air, but let him down tender
ly upon his own counter. Policemen
who attempted to arrest them wero upset
and disorder reigned supreme.
Col. Elsworth says he will have them
sworn in to-morrow, when, being under
'army regulations, thoy, can be more ab
so’utoly controlled. They are spoiling
for a fight, nnd undoubtedly will be
among the first ordered off, as they will
also bo among the first to win honorable
laurels on the field of combat.”
Heavy Robbery of a Bake. —On
last Sunday night a week tho “Indian
Reserve Bank,” at Kokomo, Indiana, was
entered, the iron safe opened—probably
with the aid of powder, and eleven thou
sand and four hundred dollars taken
therefrom, eight thousand of which were
the public funds of the county. Six
hundred dollars were aiso taken out of
the house of the cashier. It was tho pri
vate bank of Mr. Bowen. Twelve thou
sand dollars in these war-panic times
would bo considered, in the politest grab
game circles, no small pile.— MUwaekee
Sentinel.
A passenger from New Orleans, per
the steamer Memphis, which arrived at
Cairo last week, states that “it is well
understood in New Orleans, that the
‘bloodloss victory’ at Fort Sumter was
all gammon, and that Beauregard lost
over one thousand meu !” He says also,
that hundreds of people,- who wero un
willing to take part with the traitors, are
fleeing to tho North, to save themselves
from the vengeance of the mobs which
now rule in the South with a high hand.
Judge Douglas has been presented
with a splendid thousand dollar span of
Black Hawk horses, by his personal
friends in Chicago. A handsomo pres
ent
\ TERMS: $2,00 per Annum
I NO. 2.
MORTALITY OF WAD.’
Marshal Saxo, high authority foir such
things, was in the habit of saying that to
kill a man in battle, the mWs weight in
lead must be expended. A French'
medical and surgical Gazette, published
at Lyons, says this fact was verified at
Solferino. evon with the recent great im
provements in fire arms. The Austri
ans fired 8,400,000 rounds. The loss
of tho French nnd Italians was 2,000*
killed and 10,000 wounded. Each man
hit cost 700 rounds, and every man killed
cost 4,200 rounds. Tlio mean weight of
balls is one eunco ; thus wo find that if
required, on an average, 272 lbs. of lead
to kill a man. If any of our frieuds'
should got into a military fight, they
should feel great comfort in the fact
that 700 shots may be firod at them be
fore they are hit, and 4.20 ft before they
*• shuffle off tho mortal coil.”
A Battle in Farther Italy.—Li
ters from Sagon announce that on Feb
ruary 24th an attack was made by the
French and Spanish forces on the AiVifc
mese, and, although the allies came off
victorious, it was a much more serous
affair than was expected. Five forts
were taken, and also a foitified camp,
with a large quantity of ammunition
nnd arms. The loss of the Anamitcs can
not be ascertained ; 20 prisoners only
wero made. The loss of the Froneh’ was
two officers killoJ, tho General and five
officors wounded, aud 300 rank and file
killed and wounded. The Spanish loss
was 5 killod and 35 wounded.
Oke of the first prizes of the Confed
erate pirates is a former Detroit steamer.
The tug Uncle Ben has been captured
and taken to Wilmington, Nortli Caroli
na, where her officers and crew have
boon imprisonod as spias. She will be
lemembered ns one of tho finest tugs oh :
the lakes, having belonged to the Lnko
Navigation Company. After that com
pany was dissolved, the was sold, and ta
ken through tho Welland Canal and tho
St. Lawrenco te New York, where she
is uow owned, and was chartered nr few
weeks since by the government for ser
vice at Fort Sumter.— Exchange-
The South —Henry Ward Beecher
in a recent address said that while he
wont hea'-t and soul ;uto this war, ho
never felt less bitterness toward the South
than now—never moro sorry for them.
Tho last thing ho wished to see was a ser
vilo insurrection, fie prayed te God to'
avert ft an'd trusted ffiatslavory might be
blotted out peacefully. And ho especial
ly deprecated all mobs at the North.—
Ho had seen the teeth of a mob set to
ward him. nnd it always looked to him'
like a brindled wolf. When it looked 1
the other way, it wa3 not a bit hand
somer.
“Arms Put into the Hands of the
Slaves.— -This is a common phraso, just
i now, in Southern papers. The announce
ment is indiscroet, if nothing more. It
will furnish an excuse to thoso who are
advocating a line of policy in regard to'
free and enslaved uegroes, not in harmo
ny with tho general sentiment ©f the
North. If .however, it shall appear they
are, in h calties, to be armed ngniust
white men, with tho approval of their
roasters, it would not be strange if other
slaves, in other leealitw*, should be arm
ed by those not their masters. Th© re
sult of such a conflict would bo more tor-'
iible than is agreeable to contemplate. —
Southern men should bo careful not to
provoke it/* .
How the Seventh Regiment Bora
Live. — A member of tho gallant 7th'
New York R4ginYeiit,writing from Wash
ington, says : “We are now comforta
bly quartered at the Capitol, occupying
tho Hall of the Home of Representatives.
I am writing seated in the Speaker’s
chair, ancf the boys are all abound occu
pying tho member’s desks. Some of
them commenced to whistle tho Sevonth'
regiment quickstep, but we sotra put a
stop to that, as it annoyed thoso who'
wore composing opistles to their loves.—•
I tell you—there is moro talent now seat
ed around this ball than so t tfotno years
back, especially in the Speaker's chair.”
Br the arrival of the Aspinwall steam
er at New York yesterday, we learn from’
Valparaiso that an earthquake has des
troy ed Mendoza, in Chili. Eight thous
and lives wore lost. San Juan was also'
1 reported d-aroyed, Chicago Journal:

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