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Office Cortaer of Court and Main 8ti
11.50 in advance, orwithin one month offer
1 the receiptor the tit JXo., or ag.UO within the
" year. I Six months, T5 ct'a. -!
1 A failure to notify the Publisher of a tvih to
discontinue the paper at the end of an engage
i ; ment, will be regaruod as a wish to continue the
paper. . . i . . . . '.
drx ' nusDiiED thousand more.
' Te are coming Father Abram, six hundned
thousand more, , .
From Mississippi's winding stream, and from
New England's shore:: v
Wfl leave bur plows and workshops, our wives
and children dear, . .
'' With hearts' too full for utteranoe, with but a
' '!'s silent tear; ' 1 1 ' ' '-.' ' " ' ' ,
; We dare not look' behind us,' bat steadfastly
bofore ,
We are coming Father Abram Six hundred
-' thousand morel ,'".. 7
, .. '.. Chores. ...
We are coming, wa are coming, the Union to
restore,' '.
i ' We are coining Father Abram, with nix hundred
tnousand more, ,..'-
.. .If you look across the hill-tops, that meet the
,. northern sky, . 1
long moving lines of rising dust your vision
may descry;
And now the wind, an instant, tears the cloudy
' veil aside, ' '
1 ''' And floats aloft our spangled flag in glory and
i ; in pride i '
' ' And bayonets in the sunlight gleara, and bands
brave music pour ,
, We aro coming Father Abram six hundred
. i p. thojaand-niorel, . i '.,
Chorus-Ve are coming, We are coming, tfeo.
"If you look all up our valleys, where the
growing harvests shine,
1; Ton may see our sturdy farmer-boys fast forming
into line; ' 1 , - - . . (
"' And children from their mother's knees are
' . pulling at the Weeds a,.
And learning how to reap and sow against
'' their country's needs;
'''"And a. farewell group stand weeping at every
cottage door , , . -
W are coming Father Abram six hundred
' thousand more! '; .? J 'i
'Caeaus Wo are ooming, we are coming, to.
Tou have colled us, and we're coming, by
'Richmond's bloody tide, " " "
sTo lay us down foi' freedom's sake, our brothers'
bones beside;
Or from foul treason's savage grasp to wrench
the murderous blade,
And in the face of foreign foes, its fragments
. to parade.
Six hundred thousand loyal men and true, have
gone before . ,
We are coming Father Abram six hundred
thousand more!
,f.f-,The Widows,
Tote alone in a crowd, is indeed ter
rible, but to be alone with grief in the
i4fij62fjil?-0lo,1P,lt,e8"s thousand
times worse. So hard is it to atille back
the sigh and drown the tear, bo hard the
ttfrnggle thAt the heart s bitterness may
not be read of men.
'"' We have'seen the anguish of the wid
ow's face when she first mingles with so
ciety.' The effort to keep even serenity
was a melancholy one, a little glance of
" devotion from a fond husband to his
wife, or a kind attention, and the tear
started till the eyes were brimmed. And
then we have noticed how the hand was
olinohAl uround some triflincr object, a
fan, the string of a reticule; how the lips
were pressed together, the eyes gazing at
what they saw. not the quick flitting,
lird smile-the quivering of the chin;
and we have thought, "oh what agony
must she be suffering, merely to hido her
suffering from the world." And then
th sqrrow that lies deeper down, gnaw
Jng at her heart. ' ,-,
Wonder not that snch trials add yeare
to the brow, and sup away the freshness
pt youth iarid beauty. If she has loved
trul and that love has been returned
if the husband has been kind and tender,
enpplyine the places of father, mother,
rptherand sister if he has watched
nvnr W in sickness ani in health then
indeed must she feel her loss an irrepair
. able one. ' ' .- . ' ' 1
' At any rate, her situation is not a sub
ject of the cruel mirth that o often finds
it into the newsnaners. and is the
j it
-.. comment upon thoughtless tongues.
For onr part we can see neither wit nor
sense in the attempt to create laughter at
he expense of the poor .widow. .She
.has Iriik enough, heaven knows, striv
ing with poverty, which her honorable
pride forbids her to make public. She
has often lifted her head from a bosom
that has always sheltered her in weal, or
' weoi-to cringe before the cold civilities
f the slop shop clerks. 8h has gone
awa from tho tomb to eat bread of de-
MriJAtiM. tier chance, and moisten her
scanty food with tears. ; ' ,
God help the poor widow in her lone-
liness, and forfiive those who with care
less gibes and cutting mirth make her
enl feel a double poverty.
' Isduna Cottou. We reoeived from
Lient. G. W. Clark yesterday an open
ball of cotton, grown on his farm, near
Tj.finffton. Scott county. Mr. Clark in
forms ns that he raised twenty-one plants
v. nrssent season, simply a an experi
ment, from which he picked forty pounds
sf cotton. Tht sample shown ns is de
cidedly superior to tho ordinary Upeci
F TnneseB cotton. Lient. Clark
is confident that the soil and climate of
Southern Indiana is adapted to tns cntf
are of cotton; -Im,
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. (Dm 'Jrinp Corrtspouiia.
From Capt. Robinaon'p Cavalry.
; " . 'Cdi.Mvai.il, Mdj )
' Oct;-'2lBt 1862. f,
Ed. Hebald; Twolvo miles North of
Washihgton City, at tho small village
bearing the above name, consisting of ft
grocery, hotel, three dwellings and a sta
ble, you will find the head-quarters, of
the first Squadron Ohio cavalry.
We are here under Col. Tracy, of the
109th New York regiineut, infantry,
whose heaJ-qtiarters is at Beltsvillo, six
miles East of ns, on tho Washington
City Brunch of the Baltimore & Ohio
it. it. . - . .;
Our duty is scouring the country in
small squads, to catch deserters and se
cessionists, who are trying to escape the
draft. Twenty-seven' of our company,
are with the army at Shnrpsburg, six
miles above Harper's Ferry, as Orderlies
and Messengers ' to Gens. Morell and
Humphrey, and these wore in the battld
of South. Mountain and Antictiam.
Mnny incidents and travelings through
the Old Dominions, and back through Ma
ryland, have fallen to the lot of Co. A:
since my last letter; for it is now nearly
two months sinco 1 last write to you
arid yon know the rebels have given us
but little rest during that time. , i
My excuse for not writing,, is the con
stant duty we have had to perform in the
field with onr baggage far behind us. r
This, with sickness,, has made writing
out of the question.;'
' At the request of onr boys,; since we
are now in a snug little place, with not
much duty to perform, 1 will undertake
to tell yot a few of tho incidents through
which we have passed, but first let me
give you the carnalities which have bo
fallen US. .-.'!
On the night, of Angnst 2-d, while our
army under Gen. Pope, reinforced by
Bumsidc, wasjirtlding back the massive
rebel army from Richmond, behind the
deep, narrow channel of the Rappahan
nock, the notorious rebel Stuart, with
his brigade, of cavalry, crossed the river
above our army, tinmolostod, and by our.
arnrj-,'miheaid of, made their way di
rectly to Cadet's Station, jsomo fifteen
miles in the rear of our army, where the
head-quarter trains of' Gen. Pope, and
Geii. McDowell had been ordered to
park. Throngh the influence of what
distinguished officer of our army, 1 will
not say now, since he is far from us,,and
H can do no good.
About, ten o'clock in thaovening, when
most of onr boywho tvere with tho.wag
ons, consisting of those who were unlit
fordiity,'thesick wagoners, cooks ike, had
retired, an unearthly whooping, halloo
ing and shooting, aroused them, and bo
fore they could get out of tlieiv tents,
the rebel cavalry were all around them,
as onr train, being a littlo removed from
the Gen., was the first attacked,.
It was a dark, cloudy night; the occa
sional flashes of lightning, and the fading
light of the camp-fires alone ave light
sufficient to distinguish a man at only a
few paces distant, otherwise, none of
those with the wagons would have es
c&ped. The suddenness1 of 'the 'attack,
and its being so unexpected, our boy
made but little resistence, but each man
shifted in the darknes, for his personal
safety. Those who escaped, give inter
esting narrations of lying' in ditches,
while the horses of the enemy passed
over them, of sitting behind a stump or
pine bush whilo they rtibben past in
touching nearness, unobserved,, of climb
ing trees, and of outrunning their horses,
and escaping through the woods.
But as our boys came out of their tents
and before they oould make their escape,
the rebels caught a dozen of them and
carried them off to Richmond, with twen
ty nine of our horses, including the Cap
tains Pony, and his big horse was shot.
The rebels fired into our tents, woun ling
John Folyjn the leg near, the ancle joint;
he is still in the Emory, ..hospital at
Washington Citj, but is now able to use
his leg a little in walking. They also
stuck their sabors into our tents, calling
on the "cursed Yankees" to-surrender
It is a fact that they did not molest Gen.
McDowell's train. But why repeat
what our boys who were in the scrape
and got a free ride to Richmond, have
had an opportunity of telling yon per
sonally, Bince they have all been paroled
and are with ns again.
' In the Register of last week, I see
enr missing, and much respected com
rade, Mr. A. J. McGinnis, mentioned as
being in this mess; this statement is in
correct, since Mr. McGinnis was with
the company until the evening sf August
26th when the army had fallen hack to
Warrenton, and we were camped near
the icene of the above mid-night raid
" .1. .,' .
when nothing was disturbed but (ho'wag
on Ijraiii of Gen. Pope, and those of his
attendants.1 But on the nightjof the 26th
of August, Jackson's corps of tlie rebel
army, came upen Manassas Junction,
sending their cavalry first to destroy the
bridge over Bull Run towards Alexan
dria. They also sont a brigade to Kettle
Run bridge, five miles from Catlet's Sta
tion.' The bridge at Bull1 Rurr was des
troyed early in the evening, while the
bridge over Kettle Run was not destroy
ed; until about eight o'clock the' next
morning. At Manassas Junction' I
conntel tho charred remains and blacken
ed car-wheels of near on hundred cars
and at Bristol Station about half as
many more, as we passod by the next
day. Yon see tho trap was to hold the
Manassas Gap road, destroy the bridge
towards Alexandria, and thon have a
force up near oiir- army at Kettlo Run,'
which would permit no trains to pass
back; and allow those coining down to
run right into the snare., , ,' .;.
The trains which left Catlet's Station
after four o'clock were all captured.'
The first, i which left at half-past sev
en, carried Mr. McGinnis, who was go
ing down to Alexandria on some compa
ny business. The?1 next which left at
nino, we found run into the I'ormor, near
Bristol Station', at Broad Run bridge.
The 1st locomotive was run off the track
down the embankment. Both engines
were full of bullet, holes, and tho oars
burnt. t
We hive heard : nothing of Mr, Mc
Ginnis since ha, left us that evening, nor
has. there been an. answer received to any
of the many letters ho was taking down
to put in tho office at Alexandria. The
supposition here, as slated in tho Register
of the 16th, is that he was killed in the
collitsifln of the cars. .
Our next loss was that of our 2d Lieut.
Mr. A. E. Chester, who was taken pris
oner on the 28th of August,, in a littlo
skirmish at . Centervillo, in which your
humble correspondent escaped, slightly
wounded. But sinco he has been parol
ed and is now at home on a visit, I will
leave him to tell yon how it happened. -
. Tho terriffic and gadly. fought battle of
Buir Run 'tW'2d,v'eairie off the "fworiays
following, Aug. 29th and 30th. I have
a lasting impression of the rattle of mus
ketry in a low strip of woods skirted by
high ground, a litt'o East of the old Bull
Run battle ground, of seeing Brigade after
Brigade of our men in battle line, march
into the woods, and after a sharp crack
ing of a few minutes, come running out
again, sometimes followed by the rebels,
hallooing Bull Run! Bull Run! at onr re
treating men. All one day, and half of
another, I watched this outrageous cow
ardly goiformanco. . Riding in with one
division of Eastern troops, I saw no of
ficers higher in rank than Captains. No
one seemed to know tho position of the
enemy, or the disposition of our troops.
One regiment sent out as skirmishers,
were driven back, and when tho bullets of
the enemy began to whistle around tho men
in line, our own men opened file on tho
retreating regiment, and between the fire
of th'e enemy and our own, the. fated, reg
iment Was nearly, annihilated. :. 1 , i
I saw at another time, one of the ad
vanced skiimishers, who was a new re
cruit, peeping around from behind a tree.
anil happening to see a rebel, ho dodged
behind the tree, than pointed his musket
in that (direction,, ho'ding it at aim's
length from behind the tree' ' ' ; .
"Thicker thnn leaves, the lives began to
fan.-. :i ; ' ,
Oncvnet fire, air, earth,' and stream 'com
bined. ' . , ,
The whole hil-top blazed' 'like Etnn, when
the restless Silan hiccups in his den.
ST aught could be seen save the artillery
flame, '
1 Which arched the horizon like a fiery cloud.
And the vo'.lying roar, and loud, long boom
ing of each peal on peal
O'ercamo tho ear far more than thunder.'
Heaven's flashes spare or smite rarely.
Man s make millions 'ashes." ' 1 ,
I Cannot stop until I tell you of one no
ble' sight which will ever live in my mem
ory. "When our men "began to waver
and were coming down the hill, a bat
tery was oprdered to their support, on
donblo quick. It rushed np the hill, ev
ery horse at full speed,- tinder the whip,
right into the thickest of the fray, and
was lost in the smoke of the contest; fif
teen minutes afterwards, one piece and
three caseions came down the hill, all
that was loft to ns, of that noble brave
battery. ' '
7 But why tell more of this wholesale
murdering, the half of which will never
be known. Why! did yon knew that
more than a thousand wounded men lay
on the cold ground suffering from their
wounds, foronr, and some for five days
without any attention whatever, untill
they were dying from sheer starva
tion. Ask Lieut Fellers of Greenfield,
if you wiBh to know more of that terrible
suffering.. ;'"' ' ' '
Of the retreat to Centervillo that night,
and Jackson's attempt to cnt off our
rear, tho second day following, of our
little General's departure to the West,
and of the battle of South Mountain arid
Antietnm, you will excuse me from say
ing anything, as my letter is already
lengthy, . ' ' '
I should mention, however, tho good
health of our now recruits', and the great
assistance they give ns. ., , '
' We get plcanty of everything; here,
both for man and beast, and it is proba
ble that we will stay about the City all
winter, but this is only a gliess. ' ' '
I hope to find time tojwrjte to yon occa
sionaly, but cannot, for the . pressure of
other dutios, write you as often as here
tofore. : Our address is:' ' ' ' . , , ...
Co. A 1st Ohio Cavalry,
Washington City.
Yours truly A
From the 44th 0. Regiment. '
Lbxi'hotox, Kv., )
Oct. 27, 1802. j"
Editor Herald. ; -
The Forty-fourth Regiment. arrived, at
this place on the 25th, having marched..
from Covington in four days, nearly one
hundred miles'. The boys are all delight
ed with the appearance , of the country,
and say they are willing to undergo every
hardship in order to prevent its being
overrun by the rebels. . Instead of va
cant and ruined plantations, as in West
ern Virginia, they find very .little evi
dence that the country , has over been oc
cupied by tho enemy,' and on every side
it presents splendidly cultivated planta
Georgetown was the only town of im-;
portanco passed through on 'the route be
tween Covington and this place. Tho
majority of the inhabitants, as I was in
formed, are of the Jeff. Davit school, but
they do not take an active part in the
struggle, being satisfied bo jongas. neither
sine lnierieres wmi uioir property, par
ticularly tlioir "cullud" property.
The xabali 'do not Appenro have eom-
mitted many depredations in this section
of the country. ' They subsisted to some
extent on tho connfry, but paid as much
respect to 'private property as is possible-
for any army, llus policy was .doubt
less pursued for the purpose of gaining
adhorents to their cause, and succeeded to
a groat extent.' ' There are a great many
objects of interest, here,1 but I have not
been out of camp yet, consequently carl not
speak of them in this communication. ,
Yesterday several thousand troops re
turned from the pursuit ol 3en. Loring's
rebel gang; they overtook him and suc
ceeded in capturing about one hundred
and fifty prisoners. '
There are twelve or fourteen regiments
of in'fahtry.'three Eattories or Artillery,
and large forco of cavalry encamped
hero now'. 'The rebel citizens express
tho opinion that Smith and Morgan will
make their' appearanco in this vicinity in
a short time, hut I nm inclined to think
they will postprtno 'their visit until there
raefewt'r lanfecs-arouhii. It would be a
rather" '-unhealthy. location for a relwl ar
my just now. 7 .,
The "contraband" question has been
giving a great doalol, trouble .)ei;c, ana
yesterday : order was issued forbidding
the admission into the Unes.of that class,
and ordering all now, within the lines to
bo tinned over to the Division ' Quarter
master for disposal. . ; (...,'
All kinds of .rumors arc in cirefllatinn
in regard to tho movement f tlw rebels,
but they are not reliable enough to be
Tho weather has been, very cold for sev
eral days, and yostqrdny morning tho
snow fell t(i the deapth of , three. ,or four
inches., ., ,' , .-'. I ' i
. ' Yours
.i..'-.. .-.';:' TYrO. '
. IjrGen., Hackloman,, ipriting tft a
friend a few days before he was killed in
battle said; , . . .. ,. ; 1 '
"Many good men must go under in
this contest, The great question is,, who
will be left? It is indeed a dark hour,
but you know me, and know, that I al
ways looked on the brightest , side
of the., pictures..- I . have faith
in God, wicked at I am--faith 'that He
is working out His own good will and
pleasure, with fire snd sword. All will
come right : The right man will be
found for the right place- traitors in our
army, 'anil .syropatiuzersf wuu- vressuu
in it, will be weeded out by anJby, when
the Government finds that it has to make
a terrible 'struggle to preserve its exist
ence. The days of holliday war are over
it has come to a deadly strife." .. . ( .
TW3. C. W, Powell, State Attorney
for Talbot County, Maryland, and now a
prisoner in Fort Delaware, is one of the
conscripts ol that county.
I am a minister's wife, I didn't mean
to be! Snch a thing never entered into
my calculations.'. And so our parihh
cannot charge me with "malice afore
thought." :And I do honestly anpimve
that if Hugh had carried fwal. Barrett a
. ...... i. . v. .
oooks io aim irum ..i-how u. .
mine if he had twined forest leaves j
around her hat in snmmer, and placed
his sled at her disposal in the winter, Our
people would he much better satisfied j
with Mrs. Hugh Smith, than they are at j
pesent; and 1 should be-not qmte "!
happy. But as the Paddy Mid, .-..'short I
of it is,' people are very perverse about j
this mattor of rnatrimciiy, ami niatcti-
making don't go as the world wins. aOjto remember that I
it happened that I wnscourteu irnm its
first day my braid was tied w.th blue
'ribbons, '(1 have them yet those . 'ib-
bons, for 1 am sure they did the bast-
ness iormoununnoinoruu,,,- x
knelt irt white at the foot of the church
a rnr ana n o Dermic wiusncieu dud in
indeed trt young too marry yet
Hugh hadn't always, meant to be a
minister; though old ladies always told j Itog-other too forward. To think she Jive a life of single-blessednes? And
him that he wps of a "thoughtful turn of j should presume to take the place of Mrs. I who shall give ns a better example?
mindi"; It was during his last year in Jones!.. Again I returned my calls J "You would like to know ...in all rea
eollege that ho decided to study .theolo-. promptly. It was very strange that Mrs. son, what need there is of a woman act
gy.; Wo were engaged ,thep.' , and he Smith should go out so much! Rhejing so ranch' like a. (iimpleton, becanse
wrote me about it; along, eatnest lettr, must be a miserable housekeeper! Then fc,e chances to he withont a husband?"
very like that of Paul to 1 imothy, when j
he says "Even so mnst their wives ho ;
grave not slanderous, sober, faithful in
all things." ' 'Just like a man,' bought
1, arranging nil my duties in "apple pie
order," and then calling me like a span
iel, to come and pick up, first this and
then that.'as I was bidden. However 1
was not, vexed, though 1 had not been
consulted. My faith was strong in
Hugh, and 1 would not be tho one to say
to him nayi while he was promising onr
master to ftilfill his blessed commands,
"Go ve into, all the world and preach tho
gospel to every creature,": although I
had no idea it involved so much travel
as I have sinco found ont to be the case.
I did not fear for Hugh, but exalted
him at once in a semi-celestial sphere,
midway--between -Miarth mkI Heavemr
But poor me! How was 1 ever to climb
up there? Such remarks as people
would make when they heard of it! My
friends often called mo "crazy Kate,"
when I was very gay, and it; would be in
everybody's month "what a thing for a
minister's wife!" But then they didn't
know what solemn, earnest thoughts I
had sometimes, nor how Hugh's letter
had stirred within. me the desire "to go
bound in the spirit to Jerusalem." not
knowing the tilings perhaps which might
befall me ' there. But 1 need not tell
low 1 answered that letter, and blotted
the paper all ovor with tears,, nor how
Hugh handled my poor little doves of
excuses nor how hard 1 tried 'oho very
good,' and very sober, all these three
ypa'rs.he was. reading Genesis in Hobrew
and John in ; tho ' origional Greek:- nor
how wo settled over a church in the
country, leading, mo thitherto bo his
help-mate in the work: of winning souls,
Jnil wpndqring . why - the parish didn't
,pay-t-in icli.lat, l.think I may mod
estly say he has ever found mo a faithful
co-laborer. , , , ., , r
Biit tbi'ic.nre some oilier things , I do
wisli to tell, even at. the risk of being te
dious. I think lib one ever entered up-
on a field of labor with a cltardi' view of
the premises man niyseii. ,in ,ou
weihiing gifts, l-liaii,. of .any .-ew"t
wore counsels, and those '.vere showered
npoA mo in such prolusion 'tliatl very
ai'on'bocamo aware that 'I was regarded ! bjng We shall remain where we are.--in
niy own town, as a, "chit of a thing,' j fllt j am rt,er B0W( ,) better 1 trust,
worth nothing at all. Hugh trusted me j i ove (o a,or w;tn Hutrh. and to bo per-
-he only I need not say, that when it!
was all over, and 1 rode'into W I
was about tile size of a' church mouse in
my own 'estimation, , I pnly felt sure ,of
one tiling, and that was my wardrobe.
I was confident that my garments were
sufficiently sombre.' ; I was guiltless' of
bright colors.,' Dra'b predomiiiAtjdj and
if the object to be studiiied was, as 1 had
been taught to believe, to make myself
look as ogly as possible, I think the ul
timatum must have been reached, when I
went to church the first Sunday in that
gray bonnet, with the pale green face
trimmings. To this day it is a standing
consolation that, whatever else may be
said of me, I have never been accneed of
that most Iienibns ( sin ,in a minister's
wife dressing becoming. 1 think my
instructions before I loft home had been
so explicit, that 1 was partially prepared
for the numerous honors tnat awaited us
at the commencement of our new life.
Hutrh was immediately put : upon the
School Committee, elected President .of
the Yonne Men's Christian Association,
invited to the superintendence of the
I Sabbath Scool, and duly established as" a
1862. NO. 49.
society of one, for the promotion of the
moral, religious, intellectual, and social
Interests of the town. The harness fit
ted hi in well, 1 do not know that it fret
ted him, or that anybody found fault
with him; and I fcegan to think my
stumps were pebbles, afler all.
But alas for us. of tha feminine sen-
' " i,
der! Thoogh MoRC, W8, them(,ekeBt f
I . . . .
tmen, there never is any mention made of
his wife, as being possessed of that vir-
tue, in any remarkable degree; from
which, we are led to conclude that she
mMt be 0f s KkrewiHh dj.po.foo,,.
p00r thing, We Mnnot te ,vhat w
trials may have been! 1 was first cho-
prwi,lmt 0f the . Congregational
aewiiiK"Circle. I declined the honor, in
ccnlpiinnce wfy th ,,)vica I had rceiv-1
was young in
,. Qf course everybody
; t,,ftt or Mr Smith na(I bllimcrod f8dT
j when he married. Ho could expect no
Mp from,;tht ineffioent wife of his. and
;lt was a pity such a devoted young min-Ions
j ister kho,(1 have started in his work
with such a drawback. J,ext I was elec-! as oid maid becoming such front pnnci
ted first directress of the Dorcas Hocioty, I nle?" Well, have thev not a iwfpet
janj acce teJ Ther, Mri), Smithi was
J s(ai(i at nomei an,i jt was stranger still
tlat Mrs. Smith went out so little-
One week I declined tho direction of the
Juvenile Society, and was astonished tolstorm" and scold most furiously; or, that
learn that I had no interest in the young j some old bachelors of forty act as if they
people. Mrs. Smith was entirely too j had suddenly been attacked hy heart-dis-"1
grave. The next week I accepted the!eae if they "chance" to see a pretty
position, and am still more astonished to I Miss of fifteen simply because ' they
hear that i care lor nothing but young
society. Mrs. Smith was entirely too
. J-luwevci laugil wiin Mtbinurii, hum
it U....1. .-j
1 was beginning to content myself with
tho reflection that 1 must learn to labor
and to wait for the "we'll done" of the
For instance: Only one man in town
had garden-sauce for sale. I went one
day to buy somo lettuce, and ho would
rcceivo no pay. I thanked him, though
I felt a little' uneasy, all the while-
Very soon I repeated tho experiment
again, with similar results. Despite all
I could say, he refused the money, of
course of the kindest and most generous
motive. But it is useless to say that
was the end of lettuce, and during the
remainder of the session we were com
pelled to forego the luxury. Again I
sont some garments to the milliners to be
pinked, there being no other machine in
the place. On calling for them, I pull
ed out my purse, as any other lady
would, when 1 was informed that no
charge was-ever mado the minister's
wifo for work of that kind. I appreci
ated the motive, but of courso must here
after content niyclf with rough edges
or plain hems. We remained in Y
just a year, and I candidly confess thjt,
with all my cutting nnl trimming to
parish opinion, I am very much afraid
Mrs. Smith was answerable for the
change in our location. I shall not. be jly has mingled the cup," and that such
begnilod into disclosing how many times jas 'these are "necessary evils," .sent
wo have changed our habitation, since j among ns to enadle ns the' better to ap
that time, but will only content myself ; predate the good. But if yon will not
with hinting in true feminine fashion,
that if wo do not remain more stationa
ry the next ten years, it is my opinion
wo' shall reach tho point from : whence
u.0 sia,tedand thoiifrh Mr.. Smith will
not have iulhlleil the Command to preach
! the gospel to'ovefy 'creature, still I' think
: tK nnniher of his hearers will be any-!
ihing but moderate I know not how
secuted for righteousness sake some
times for my own, .folly's sake! 'Every
year the 'sunny side' grows sunnier, and
1 receive much kindnesn, not upon the
lettuce principle. Shadows dwindle.
nil every duty is not a stump fence, as
it used to be: which is neither safe to
climb not to let alone. ' 1 trust there
may be some stars in my crown, though
there will be. many more in Hugh's.
So, my sister, whatever the world says,
if you want to marry a minister, count
the cost then go and do likewise, for 1 will
tell you privately, that 1 don't believe
that Hugh regrets the blue ribbons, and
1 don't believe, though people did shake
their heads at the marriage, that he has
ever been sorry it wasn't Sarah Bartlett
instead of roe and furthermore, , the
work is sweet for the dear Lord's sake.
The Principia.
JfarFeeling is a truer oracle than
thought; hence women aro oftcner right
than men.
1 gyAn army, like water, stagnates by
I rest, and is kept fresh hy motion;
OnesTusre '18 linasrlna,)threirtionj
or it, ob dollar; eh additional ioierUon Ha,
dtr thfi)'; niontlis, twenty-five ceuU, , ... ,;
I'fS'.K lilwml deduction will be made to those
whoadvprtweby the year.
Cff'Lf al flverCf.-ubtit inserted at th la-
galrntes. , v , ' ' .'
3TAB nvr'smiiU handed Into the of
flee for nublieation, should ,har Diarked on
U.enj. the numtNT ofiifM-i tioits wniitedj tlier-
wisethy will I published until forliid,' and
chargeti for aewtnlingly.
iiiii mm- i-ni i mmtrnKV mti nmmniy
From Moore's Enral Heir-Yorker.
Reply to ''An Opinion.,
Friemd X: I have "come,' not to
"eat yon np," hut to give you. sort of
sensible "talking to." I have been think
ing your csover, and have come to the
conclusion that yoa mnst be in a very for-
i. ,i;,;,, , .n :...... i-.
deliveMm, from , Meilcemt
.in wuiibiuii, tu kau n.i iiitouiiRi iui
mii,4 Now, candidly, do yon not feel
slightly .conscience-smitten for making
,he assertion that "yon care not for the
iinnitiM that mm, .ttn,aA
j h(!r ,or1(.r history 'hope deferred till
, wa si(.k .of m Mu, oy
jw 1yinfI f,ir bene.'h the sod. '-of W
jents refeing consent to her fcirriid ii
j her nth?"". v f , '
Only think, nl itj. Would you .leave
her (theoid maid) since her"disppojtf-
ment." throw aide all nelf-resDect and
tr . womlv feeling J m
jne docs not love-simply to gratify yodr
i sensible (?) caprice, and relieve yonr pi-
hornrs of maidenhood advanced'
j Then "there are such cases, yon expert,
!ri2ht todo so? Did notPanl'theao-erl"
For the same reason, I presume, that
some women "act like simpletons" be
cause they happen to have husbands, and
know no better. , The world is made np
of variety, and, if it were, not manifest
. it.. , i .. ...
in mg group 01 010, maiUS, CWOUld DO a
strange phenomenon
and they would
cease to be a terrestial tribe. Biit I argiie
that the picture yon have drawn for onr
edification is "the exception, not the
rulo." In my experience with old maids,
(and I claim id have had considerable,)
I will guarantee that not onoirisn have
been of the "simpering, twisting, ready1,
for-matriinony" 'sort of maidens you
speak of. . f .
In my humble opinion, a genuine old
maid is really one of the "salt of
the earth" one who, in adversity as
in prosperity, is ever ready, with a smila
upon her placid countenance and a bless
ing on her lips, to minister consolation
to every sorrowing heart; who goes ori
har "errands of mercy," hoping for noth
ing, afkintf no remuneration save the'
heartfelt "God bless yon" from these she
has blessed, and the happy consciousness
of having done her duty. She looks'
upon herself in her loneliness just as
she is a necessity in the world, and very
sensibly sets herself "about doing Borne
good" just as she should, and just as it
was "originally designed." So, friend
X, even though yon do occasionally meet
with the old . maid, who is "possessed"
with a "mischievous, prying disposition,"
please remember that "Providence wise-
be convinced of the superior qualities of
old maids ss a "rule," I hope in com
passion for .'the. race" that yon wilt
manage to dispose of yourself "ere (he
war closes, far should our lovers, who
iare nron the battle-fieliL bo .sacrificed:
upon their country's altar, we are, -em
soul of, us, going to be old maidt! 'And
j what a glorious band there will be
comfort'the widows and fatherless, Whose
protectors, like ours, will have fallen in
battle to secure to us the rights we shall
have gained.
Lacka' Les.' ' 1
T..1S62. ' '' V! i '
Monroo Countv,
As Oi.e Democrat ok' Tub Cast of
Tories Daniel S. Dickinson said, in a'
speech At the Cooper Institute N. Y.
Wednesday night: -' . 1 7..-
"Coiistitntion, la, freedom of speech,
liberty of the press, usnrptionr tyranny.'
j nn ,)e ,alg,;t Bnf mjj
j should know that the Instincts' ofairov-
eminent as of an 'individual, are self-de
fensive. Applause. The father and!''
proprietor of a dependent family, ' who'
should fail to employ all his anergics'1
when assailed hy a murderer or' bandit,.
'and instead thereof proceed toYecite from
i his law book, would, if slain, rank with'
suicides in the sight of God and man, and'
Chief Magistrate who 'slihnM fail to
protect his Government against' foreign1
ana aomestic toes, armed and unarmed
whether avowed or Bilent whether wield-'''
ing openly the weapons of death, er in-J
sidnsonsly acting as the advocate and1
apologist of rebellion would himself b
giulty of treason, and would deserve Ms1-'
peaehment, conviction and execution." '
f Great a planse.' '' J' '
i That's the way the moriey Joes.

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