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KNOXYILLE, TENN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1870.
If we consider In nil its features tho cam
paign which King William Is now prose
cuting In tho very heart of France, wo will
not find lis parallel In tho history of tho
world. There havo been battles more de
cisive, victories more brilliant and move
ments more rapid, but never in any histo
ry of which we have knowledge Is there u
record of armies as numerous, as well dis
ciplined or as thoroughly organized having
been put into the Hold within the same
number of days, and meeting with success
es as important nnd uninterrupted as those
which have thus far been chronicled of the
German armies in France. The rulers of
Europe have witnessed this unexampled
demonstration of power and n perfect mil
itary organization with something like
consternation. A system of government
which at onco combines a greater average
Intelligence among tho people and a mili
tary system superior to anything the world
litis over known Is well worth studying.
In 16G0 tills same powersuddcnly sprang
to nrniB, and in the incredibly short space
of thirty days hurled into Ilohcniin an ar
my of over 400,000,men, as well equipped
funl ellleiently organised as any Europo
had over seen. Before ILs Irresistible col
umns tho soldiers of Austria were driven
and defeated in battles following each oth
er with wonderful rapidity and almost un
exampled brllllancynnd dimensions.
Europo watched these devolopmcntH with
undisguised alarm, but finally drew con
solation from tho supposed inefllcieney of
the Austrian armies and want of ability of
Marshal Bcnodok, their leader. The war
ended in a brilliant campaign of sixty
days, the result of which was the humili
ation. and disastrous defeat of Austria. The
Prussian armies were disbanded and her
veterans quietly returned to resume their
accustomed avocations. Europe recovered
from tho shock, and concluded the result
was not so much because of tho superiority
of the Prussian army or military orgrniza
tlon as it was tho needle gun or the Infe
riority of Austrian soldiers.
But now the crowned heads of tho world
are again startled by a demonstration of
power nioro wonderful and alarming than
that of 1SG0. Napoleon, on tho loth of
-Jlily, declared war against Puussia, and at
once placed himself at the head of a large
army and directed the head of his columns
towards Berlin. The prestige of his name,
iind tho acknowledged valor and strength
of the French armies, induced tho belief
that wo were to witness, on Ills Sidcat least,
an aggressive and brilliant campaign.
Prussia was supposed to have been sur
prised, and Germany, it was thought,
would again bo desolated by tho ravages of
hostile armies. But so perfect and active
"was her military system that at the sound
of tho bugle blast her whole male popula
tion, subject to military duty, quickly and
systematically rushed to arms. It was not
the gathering of raw recruits, withou
arms, or equipments, or officers, or camps
or organization. It was the rapid mobili
zation of trained soldiers, who had their
.arms, equipments and ammunition ready
for immediate service. There was no con
fusion, no want of system, no waiting for
arms, ammunition, quartermaster stores or
commissary supplies, luicn regiment was
organized in a designated district, eacli di
vision in a given territory, eacli corps in a
known division of tho State. Every man
knew his company, each regiment its ren
dezvous, eacli division its camp, nnd each
corns its headquarters. Tho whole country
was a camp, and when war was sounded it
sprang to arms. In two weeks a half mil
lion ol men crossed the Rhino, and Oe.r
iwin.i nun nvn ivctitcu vj mi ucurcir,
Itcv. J. W. Munn-followed with a warm ei
hortution. An opportunity whb then given for anyone to
speak upon Experimental Religion, liuri. Ai
kin, Spvnce, Urukv, Harrison, uiul oilier ispoku
The interest in tlio Convention in constantly
increasing utnong tho ministora nml citizens.
It is to bo regretted that many .Minister were
not present who expected to bo present, for they
would havo returned homo with moro personal
piety and better prepared to preach tlio Gospel,
1st niY's vrockkdixos.
TnuitsDAV, August 2o.
Tlio Convention met nt 0 A.sr., President
MllWU-alll VlClfe'al'f, lJ.L4itJt.ti .till! illliv VlUJr
wlio nil tlio Uonnnn armies. An educated
peoplo can bo trusted and depended upon.
and for such organization and system fsall
that is needed.
SPEAKING III KOANE COUNTY.
Hon. Horace Maynard addressed a large
numbor of the voters of Iloano county at
Kingston on Monday, Ills review or the
acts of tho late Constitutional Convention,
and Legislature, was oik1 of tho most
searching and thorough exposures wd have
listened to. lie arraigned them before
the honest yeomanry ot that county, and
when lie was through there was a univer
sal verdict of incompetency and political
corruption against the two bodies men
tioned, and tho party which controlled
them. Thoro isn't u corporal's guard in
Roano county who will defend tho policy
which Is being pursued by tho party In
power in Tennessee. Look out for a good
' report from tltero in November.
The European war has played sail havoc
with tho march of science in Franco and
Germany. Nearly all tho universities and
schools of learning mo closed, tlio students
and nrofessorn taking part In the conflict.
Civilization will ho put bac.': a quarter of a
Tho Whbf and llcntstrr iilineursiis tlin
champion of tlio Union men of East Ten
nessee, advocating tho payment of all
claims duo for proportv taken bv the Gov
ernment during tlio war. It has discover
ed in tlio report of the Hon. Columbus
Delano, Chairman of tho Committee on
Claims in tho loth Congress, statements
which, it is shocked to say, aro slurs upon
tho character of every Union man in tho
South. Upon examining that rejiort, we
llnd tlio slur complained of to bo the sim
ple enunciation of a legal proposition
which we supposed was familiar to every
law student in tho country, and' not new
to men of tho experience In journalism
which wo accord to our contemporary.
Tlio declaration was that in tho ore of the
law, every resident of tlio States in rebel
lion was an enemy to tho Government.
Considering that long before the report of
Mr. Delano, and frequently since, the Su
premo court ot tno united states an
nounced tho same well established princi
ple of law. wo see no reason for anv such
sensitiveness on tho part of our neighbor.
j'ivcry citizen living in tite tsoutn during
tlio war had tho character of an enemy to
the Government impressed upon him, '
reason of the hostile character and pur
poses of tho insurrectionary government
under which he, for a time, lived. No
matt r what his personal sentiments may
havo been, ho partook of the character of
the government over him, and in tho eye
of tho law was an enemy. This principle
of law is based upon reason and justice,
and has been recognized for years by every
Known punucisr. 'mo uovernment or tne
United States could not direct its armies
against those personally who were rebels,
ior mey were too numerous, it, was im
possible to slngleo thin out. The Govern
ment was, therefore, compelled to make
war upon tho people of the South as a
whole as an organized body and for tho
purpose of facilitating its ellbrts in sup
pressing tho rebellion, and therebv short
ening tho war, lost sight of individuals,
and made War upon all who chose or were
compelled to remain within the enemy's
lines. By strict construction of law, every
hit of property in the Sout'i was lawful
subject of seizure by tlio Government.
But such has not been its poliev. It ditl
during the war, and has since, in so far as
it was possible, recognized the patriotism
and devotion of this people. Hundreds
ond thousands of dollars have been paid to
aur loyal East Tenncsseeans, and more
will yet be paid. We believe more would
be paid now wore it not for the extortion
ate demands made by some who thought
moro of their claims than they did of their
country. The most exorbitant demands
have generally been made by men whoso
loyalty, to say tlio least, was questionable.
This class of claims lias swollen the aggre
gate duo to such a sum that every legisla
tor trembles when lie thinks of the bur-
uens it makes probable for tho future. If
tlio large and exorbitant claims of these
quasi Union men wero out of the way, tho
others would speedily be settled.
But wo suggest that these complaints
would come better from other sources.
One day our Democratic friends complain
of high taxes, and the next they complain
that the Government does not pay these
claims, which would certainly raise all
taxes very materially.
But their motives 'in making such com
plaints nro well understood. They seek to
mako political capital out of it, and care
little about loval men's demnnds. Tf fhov
had thought more of tho Union men of
Juist '1 ennesseo during the war and before
tne war, wo would not now have claims to
settle, or bitterness to recall. The Union
people of East Tennessee, have suffered
enough at their hands already, and tliev
would thank them now if thev would
meddle less with thuir' claims. "We know
the Government is just, and will give them
relief as soon as possible. Our delegation
from Tennessee in Congress have done nil
they could, and tlio complaints against
iiieni, loriuuaiciy, come irom
where the motive is understood.
The Atlanta Constitution is out in a some
what lengthy editorial, denouncing the uso
of Northern school books in Southern
schools. The editor charges tho authors of
tneo books with " being unlalr and preju
diced in tlio treatment of tho South, its
people and its institutions." By tho uso of
theto books, ho thinks our cliildren aro
" wrongly taught," a "Northern spirit of
antagonism aim detraction" pervading
them generally. Ho goes on to mako tlio
attack with a good deal of unnecessary bit
terness, ostensibly to bring into notice a
series oi scnooi hooks written by ox-Coni-
niodoroMiuiry, and others, of Confederate
notoriety. Wo havo no objection to his
commendation of books compiled bv.
Southern authors. We would rejoice at
the success of any Southern man in that
line, we sco no reason why tlio peoplo of
tne mhiiu snouid not. in u lew years tnuo
a high position in the literary world. But
to aceompiisli tins, wo see no reason for
maligning and misropresontingour friends
of tlio North, merely because they nre
Northern men. Text hooks which are to
vaerl In kill '12nlinilu ulwuil1 utntwl ri
their own merits, nnatho'man who Is so
narrow-rttfhtTed and so contemptibly silly
as to stop 'una nsii wiierc tiieautlior is born
Is not likely to render much assistance in
the great work of educating the mawes.
A writer in tho London Hhut rated
Tlvyx, who has tested tho method .of wa-tor'-jlroofing
with s'tigar of lead and alum,
says ttyat ho has worn garments of common
Scotch tweeds thus treated, iir the wildest
storms of wind and rain, without getting
wet. Even lifter -walking in a driving
rain for nine miles, his clofhes were as dry
under his waterproof overcoat ns when he
put thoin on. "
Tho great trouble about .business open
ings for women is, that it's almost impos
sible for them to bo silent partners in any
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
FOREIGN NEWS HY THE CABLE,
Prince Royal's Army at Chalons.
Capture of 10 Guns and 850 Prisoners.
russian Assault on Verdun Repulsed.
Capture of Vitry by the Prussians.
A NTL'ituoit.v vr.Hr.r. or waii,
McJIiiIiou'h PoMtlou Tlif-llultins nt Hunt.
niciy ltcporlrd llaltlc.
London. Ainmst "!). A V
steamer anchored here refuses to obey olll
olal notice to leave.
Thursday, at Enernav. tlio Nntlninil
Guard repulsed the Prussians. The nttnrk
on Verdun was tdso repelled by tho Garde
Tlio manifest Intention of thn IVhsmIhiih
is to destroy MeMiilion as tliey destroyed
Bazaine and then turn their attention to
It is said the I' rench renulsed the Prus
sians a few miles northeast of Vanseirs.
London. August 20 11 a. Jt. It is re
ported that a great battle lias occurred, in
wnicn tlio crown Prince defeated McMa
hou. Pauls. August 28. In the Cortw l.niris-
httif, on yesterday, Pnllkao announced that
10,000 Prussians attacked Verdun that
morning, and were repulsed with heavy
loss, while giving particulars, Arago de
manded information in regard to the situa
tion of the Prussian armies. The Minis
ter of War declined to reply.
Paris. August 2!). A letter dcKcrililmr
tho preparations for the siege says: "Two
hundred thousand good troops aro in Paris
and fiesh thousands, well armed, arrive
hourly. A new corps from Lyons has ar
rived. 1,81)0 gunners from the fleets are in
the formications, and tho city is swarming
with troops. There is a strong conviction
that the enemy will ho'chcckcd."
Pauls, August 2S. Midnight. Tho fol
lowing was published on tlio 2oth inst 9 a.
m. : Verdun was attacked by tlio Prussians
10,000 strong, Commanded by the Crown
Prince of Saxony. After an ardent com
bat of two hours, during which !S00 shells
wore thrown Into thn oitv mwl Iwivim.
suffered heavily by our artillery, they were
lepuiseii.ineir loss ueing considerable. We
tiuardo Mobile served at our guns. Wo
Had & jellied and la wounded. The enemy
llred on the ambulance train which thev
sruck seventeen times. 2 persons belonging
to it were killed. The citizens made a
vigorous defence. Tlio movement of the
Prussians along the Aube seems to havo
been arrested, tliey are fulling back on
St. Dizier. Large bodies of infantry are
passing through Luuoville.
Nnw YoitK. August 29. A special to
tho Courier des Eiats Unit from Paris last
night says: McMahon's communication
witn .Metz ami JJazine is assured, and con
firms the French victary at Stenay and
Verdun. Tho appearance of thu enemy
between Blielins aiid Solssons indicates
that a wave of the invaders will come up
on us by tho valleys Aysne and Oise. It
matters little by how many routes tho ene
my comes, tne entire circumference of
tho formications is formidable. All roads
aro obstructed, save only railroads and
canals. Many gatesand posterns are wall
LuxKMiiunci, August 2!). Beports re
ceived last night state that there was fight
ing all day at Dun, between Stenay and
Verdun. The firing was steady from morn
ing till night. No particulars have been
11......... r. k . ....... I m Ik 1 I.
tatnly under tlio walls of Metz.
Tho Prussians report that typhus fever
is raging at Metz.
ltintLiK, August 20. The fortresses here
are overflowing with French prisoners.
Prison camps aro Ijeing formed.
Pauls, August 27. Tlio Paris .Vonilcur
" Tlio Prussians wish to invest Paris, but
Franco will invest It before them from
every department, without tho loss of an
hour, and withthatunanlinity whiclialone
promises great results, forms corps of vol
unteers. In 1848 an important movement
took place, and tlio ardor which saved us
then will save us to-day. It is tho safety
of our native land which rouses us all."
"The country is degenerate if in less
than 48 hours our enthusiasm does not
make itself widely known, and if tho pro
vinces do not send Paris at least 50.000 de
fenders. Our material interests, as well as
love of country, invite us to all sacrifices.
Ought we not bo moro willing to expend
our resources in driving out, tne eneinv
than be compelled to yield to him a victory
! IU ',,,' llh"K''1 trllmto."
I ', 10 Oomtttimtoncl says that tho order
calling out for active service all former sol
diers between tho ages of ' and ft) creates
considerable" uneasiness. It adds : " It
wero better to incorporate !io0,00(l of tlio
Garde Mobile In the regular army." It al
so adds: "Tlio Prussians act not onlv con
trary to all military laws but also those of
Humanity. At htrasbiirg, tney lorco the
young men to work in tho trenches, under
tnreatHOt death, wncro tney aro killed uy
shots from tho besieged city."
"Thus Frenchmen are forced to kill their
brethren. Such acts aro unworthy of the
age. They give singular ideas to l'russlan
civilization, and only tend to increase
1 rench hatred and augment their deter
initiation to punish the Prussians."
Thu siege of Toul has been abandoned.
owing to the vigorous resistance of Its gar
VITUY TAKII.V II V Till. I'ltCSSIANN.
The I'rluco Koynl ltplurrcrl-Tliu Vriis-
mnii imna i;xtoin1el too Tiir.
T.ONMU1V. Alllrllut OO rm... j. II I
. a y -!, inu IIIIIUWIIIU "i-
llclal iltMimli'li lu tlnliwt ,. ik.. . ii.i
day. and comes via Berlin: The garrison
oi vitry lias surrendered and wo administer
London, Aug. 27.-On Thursday even
lug the Prussian headquarters were at liar-
lf- Ml1f 'I'll,, .l.l.r, ,,... ...... !....! I...
midway between Chalons and Epernay.
'IMm k1nll1l .... I)..-!.. I,. J.. 1 ' i-.i7.
-.. ......v.. un a. in ib is m no conducted
leisurely by tlio Prussians, as no further
opposition is anticipated. There is au-
uioniy ior saying mat, tlio rortlllcations of
Paris unless maned by 300,000 men, are
Lnsnnv. AiiiTimt. 'Hi 'lMw 'v,.,..i 1I....H..
special says that 220,000' Prussians are
moving on I'aris.
rPllfl Prtlauttiti lt.,rw. !...... 1 1 t 1
proclamation saying that Prussia makes
wni nimlnut Hin tfimwifm. nn( ilw.
Tho people havo nothing to fear. The
Prince announces his purpose to restore
every line of travel that was intercepted or
v uiu tiling wjjuiuiiujin tu mat
labor unrt commerce may everywhere lie
rPhn 'PInira mvtnulti ft.n i..,..t
souftY'H, wiys: "Three armicH of reserves
urn Inrmtwl in nu-nlf n-tvtfLi 41...
IthliKV imilnPtlin Tliilr
one at Berlin, under Gen. Conataln ; ami
one 111 nuesm, miner uen. Tonenlzerv.
According to (he French report, 15,000,
000, French soldiers are disabled by hospi-
mi .11111 ipua luvuif,
The tactics of McMahon appears to be to
gather up tho broken corps, thereby swell
his milks, and thru uwonn nlnii.r itw. I.,,..-
ders of Belgium, avoiding battle, and make
a junction with .Metz from the North. If
successful ho will cut tho Prussian commu
nications at St. Avoid.
There is fighting going on between Bu
zauey and Mousay.
According to till probability, there will
bo an Important action soon near Montnie
dy. Immense quantities of meat havo been
shipped from Liverpool to Frame.
Thare Is great activity at tlio British
It is stated that M. "Weiss, who succeed
ed Paradol in tlio Chair of Literature of
Aix, and who founded tho Journal dc
Paris, is appointed Minister to Washing
Pakih, August20. Theeneiny's couriers
have been seen at Brienno.
Tlio Hultwis appeared at Langue, but
soon foil back northward to the corps
d'armee, which was marching towards
Tho people on the outslclrts of Stenay,
between Verdun and Mezleres, aro defend
ing themselves gallantly against raids, and
have mulcted considerable damage on the
Paius, August 20. Tlio authorities vis
ited the army yesterday, to see if it had
tlio legal amount of Hour, namely : Forty
Ill thO CoriM. MmtfflllVI-.lllX- llfnlln,! 41w.
incorporation of tho Gardo Mobile into the
regular army. This would give the regu
lar army at least one hundred new regi
ments. Tho Tmuimiltlnii i.-.m u..,,f il...
Committee and will doubtless bo adopted.
j iiu ,uitrmu jfrancam learns irom a cer
tain source that before ordering tlio Prince
Boyal to march on Paris, the King held a
Council of War composed of thn nonm-nlu
and Princes comninndinir the Pm
forces. The advice of all was to remain In
French terrltorv until cmirmi,!-,.,! mui
fortify tho right hank of the Mozelle.
The Opinion National says that the bat
tles fought on the 2lld and 24th resulted in
the wholesale slaughter of the Prussians.
The same paper says Steinmetz was beaten
in the former and Frederick Charles lu tlio
latter battle. It also states that tlio forts
around I'aris are amply armed, garrisoned
It was Bismarck who ordered that no
halt should bo made on the road to Paris.
Tlio King acquiesced, though his generals
advised him to look after McMahon Hist
and Purls afterwards.
Binti.iN. August 27 It i. ii. fiminml
headquarters are temporarily at St. Dizier.
Great quantities of stores havo gone
to the Prussian army at Nancy.
Mci7. was completely invested tit eight
this morning. Bazaine, who is in com
mand there, makes no effort to force a pas
sage. Deserters report tlio extreme de
moralization of the garrison. The Prus
sians aro strongly intrenched before tho
Of the three new armies just organized
in Germany, one will march on Paris with
tho Prince Boyal, while the others remain
to protect the rear.
Prussian scouts cut the railroad nt To
mohtcny, between Montmedy and Me
zieres. Tliey wero repulsed by a body of
sharpshooters and the road repaired.
Tlio Prussians at Stenay are falling back
on Dun, further south.
The King and Crown Prlnco of Prussia
are moving on Paris, via Marnoaud Aube.
They commit unheard of outrages and fear
ful nlllages on the route.
There are now in Paris 15,000 sheep, 40,
000 hogs, and 2.",000 beeves. In case of a
siege, the authorities will prevent unrea
sonable prices for tlio necessaries of life.
Tlio railroad station at Rlicinis was re
cently pillaged by bummers. The Impe
rial baggage which was stolen lias since
been disponed of to various dealers here.
The value of the property taken w'as im
The Praise iifllrms to-day that "Stein-
mnfy. f 4 fill!", nfl' fmm TVrwb.rlolr i"Miml.u
and Is being driven northward. Also, thai
tho Prussians aro decidedly cheeked at
The garrison at StraSburg made a sortie
yesterday, capturing a convoy of cuttlo
and some munitions of war. The city still
iiuiKCM u vigorous resistance.
jji;ki.i.n, yvugusizo. i no iourik army,
under tho Prince lloyal of Saxon v, is
forming to eo-operato with the third army
in the movement on Paris.
Letter from Jniunlrn.
We are permitted to publish u
hK extract from a private letter to a gen-
ucman in tins city:
IvIVIittTftV .1 UfAlUA VVlAtu Km.u, -
August 2, 1870.
KiliirHhin Is ii i'IIv ill' rilwiiif foi-tt. (l,,,,,
- - O"-"-- " 'J . "... ...... U1WM-
HII1III lllllll lllllttl liwictltr f 'r,w,!,u 'l...
portion of pure whites is very small, per-
iiiqH uno in iwemy. ro, aiso, is tne pro
portion of pure Africans. I should up
poe, from all I have heard, somewhat
greater than or tlio whites. The Creoles
vary in tint from brown to fair, The older
business men of tho city belong to this
class. Some of t hem nro unite wonldix-
and they live in a generous style, in elegant
mansions mid wtih ltivnrlnnu uhfmhi.,i.
lngs. The people of Jamaica aro very
Kind and hospitable. The police of tho
city is good and the order no! illMnri.iliinlili.
lv IiiithI on liim vnri liifir.i unl.ut.,f tni
-rt - J 4 1 r ini.i.i iiiini
churches; some of them are costly ami ele-
...... J t ...l...l ur,i.-i.. s.i " ....
fj.iiil. L illiuillll-u LllliU H iJliapOl ' IIISL
Sabbath morning, and listened to an able
sermon on Wast India emancipation, (the
anniversary of which occurred August 1.)
mi.1,. ..1.......1 i n. ...i ... ..,, - t
iiim i:nuiui v vcsioyanj,is on mo very spot
wliern Tlinimm Oil.-,, nwmi limn 1 ...... l ..... i
years ago, planted the standard of Wesley
nn Methodism. The best sittings aro In
the gallery. The ground floor is flagged,
benches, without bucks. Tho pulpit Is In
mo centre oi tno audience room. It is
i.i.-i t i.i t . i i i , .
iiigu : mm nuiow lb nuuill. uigu enough lor
a pulpit If n reading desk. There Is a
i i ii.. . . . .
liirgo uiKuu in, uio gauory; and tno sing
ing, which Is congregational and very su-
tinrimv 1m 1ml liv n unifilt tt rni -
lircaclier read the liturgy, in which the
people generally joined. Ho preached In
full clerical dress; . c. in a black silk gown
aim wnuo nccitnaiui.
Tho church is of gotliio architecture, but
without steeple or tower. It will seat a
Wesley Chapel is larger and more costly
than Coke's. In this, tiKo, as In most of
tlio Wcsleyan chapels, is an organ of su
perior tone and coinpas".
'Phe western part of the Island has been
vi.-.ltcd with unprecedented and destructive
Hoods, caused by heavy rains. In places
the water rose to the height of sixteen feet
outside the fiver beds, sweeping away
dwellings and causing much loss of proper
ty and life. The season has been dry in
other parts of the Island, causing light
Jamaica, contrary to the opinion of many
in tho states, is a healthy island. It is not.
so hot here as in New York in June. A
regular sea-breeze, blowing almost every
day, keeps tlio temperature down ton com
fortable point, the mercury ranging from
70 degrees toSO degree, Fahrenheit. It has
never been abovo 02 degrees in forty years,
and very rarely has it gone up to that
'thunder showers aro not usual. Tliey
sometimes come up very suddenly, and
the roar and Hash are awfully grand.
Earthquakes are remembered to havo oc
curred at distant intervals, but never in a
destructive degree; never to the extent of
throwing down buildings or endangering,
Kingston is free from plague and pesti
lence. There has been no yellow fever, or
cholera this season. The physicians pro
nounce it painfully healthy. T can im
agine few climates equally agreeable, none
Just now there is much interest felt In
tho telegraphic connection Jamaica is to
have with the world around it by means of
tlio submarine cable from Kingston to
Aspinwall. (Colen.l It will bo completed
to Cuba before this letter shall have
reached you. Then Kingston, Jamaica,
can shake hands with New York and
London and with the rest of mankind.
I hope to send a telegraphic message by
this line before sailing. Thus you sec the
telegraphic circle is extending, and it will
soon belt the globo and havo lis lateral
branches North and South to every civil
ized nation of lln world.
"WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEK."
A gentleman of this city in lveent tra
vels found himself on a river steamer, and
among the passengers were Generals Sher
man and N. Forrest. They were pri
vately aim in a ineiuny manner uiscussing
tlio war, in which both took such promi
nent parts In their respective armies. Said
Sherman: " General Forrest, there was n
time when you troubled mo a great deal :
in fact, were a nightmare to me. 1 thought
of you all day and dreamed of you at
nigni." ics, said forrcst, "and 1
Know when It was : and If I had been giv
en the command I asked for and might to
nave had, l would havo been about you
day and night a nightmare sure enough.
It was when you cut lotxo from Atlanta
and started on your march ' down to tho
sea.' 1 was in -Mississippi at the tune, and
begged for a cavalry command, which, if it
had been given me, would have made my
command about twenty thousand strong.
With that many men I would have hung
on your flanks and made your march tho
most hazardous and trying one yu ever
undertook." Sherman answered ': "Well.
Forrest. I'm glad your rettuest was not
granted." So are wo. If it had been, who
knows but what Sherman's inarch to tho
sea might have been as disastrous as Na
poleon's on Moscow.
General Moltke, it appears, Is another of
tho men who havo learned how to seta
bridle upon their tongues. He seldom
speaks to anypody. nnd never converses,
lie knows seven languages, but if it is a
superfluous accomplishment, since he nov
el" uses ono of them a man, in fact, en
tirely nfter Mr. Carlylo's heart, Just be
fore lie started for tho war, a great specu
lator In stocks met him, and desiring to
geta hint or two for future use, said : " Well,
General, how are tilings getting on?"
" Thank yon, Sir," was tlio reply, " my
rye crops are getting on baiutllully, but
my potatoes are very backwark." Tilings
have been getting on better with the (cn
eral since theij.