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s&-- -- A"V'-' v -- ntt&nar gHttin. Nutiottal TUB UAILT HATIOWA1 RKTUBUOAII UpnbllhedeTerjfter,ooii(6Bi4JP) W, Hinui-A Co.,'.. 1 nralihtd to our tuWcriWrt (bj curler.) l 0 ,cU per month. tfall mbKriberi, $5.00 per nem $XM for ilr taontht, and 11.23 for lire, montha, In- Terlablr ta .dianee, 8lngUcJpl',CfnU., t L - RATBB or ADVBU'ril'inci. OnoKio.re, throe djn... i tuxj One iqure, four Uj , iju On nun, flT iUm , m 40ssiqur,ilzd.jt..... 1.15 JH017 ouur aj KiTcruscmesu, ui Mr cent. tddlUoniL Onca week dTertuemeaU chirged u new for each Insertion. Six lino or leu eonitltsta iiqoin. AlTerlUemmU ibould M hinded In br II o'clock, m. vol. rv. WASHINGTON, D. 0.. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APEIL 20, 1804. NO. 124. ' hmMWW 7" ' fllftito "jKaoJOsiLLS; ApnopoBAtiB ronroiaoB. . CniKr QviurrcRUAmai't Orriia, ) WAihutdm Difot, December S, lass. I -sealed tnpsale ere Invited by theundersbrned for mppirlBf 'tt united Hmn quartermaster's Department, at Waehlnrten, D. C, BilUmora, AI4. Alexenana, una tmi monroe. vs., or eiuier vi these pisses. With Hay, Corn. Oats, and Straw. Bid wily received for the delivery or 9(000 bushele of eon or oate ana 60 tooi of bar or strew, and upwards ladders must state-etwhleh ortheebove-ae.ned pouts they propoM to make delimits, end tho rates at whlsli they will make deliveries thereat, the (raenttty or each article proposedto be nelly ert-d, the tlue when eeld teUverfee shall b com menced, and when to be completed, The prise must be written out la words on the Mda. ... x. . .. (Virfl a fc nn tin In rood itout SaekS. of about two bushels each. Oats la Ilka laoka, of about three boabels cash. THe- eaeke to be furnished wtt).out antra ahanra to tha Go rem meat. Tha bar ana iuhw to urn iwanrr w. ft.- MviMiFkui atMrintlnit h( ami, bora. kar.or sir w, propose to delivered mutt ba staed la thepwroeaiav 'f . . , All tha artistes afferadUDdar tha bids herein in vtted, will ba subject to a Held lnspcctloa by tha (Jovrrnment inspector baiore Dauc aecepieo. . 1 ftiftitkrtM win b awarded from tlm to ttraajb 1 the lowest responalbls) bidder, M ?!! Sf .& n i In ! iinTrfinli-tliTriirtTTtTr1ll made when the whole amount eontraeted fotahaU hara been deUrered and aoeepted. v . Tha bidder will ba required to accompanr bis ""proposal with a ruarantr, slcned by two responsl Vlepertons.thaflneatehlabld Is ascapted ha or they will, within ten days thereafter, execute the nnlret Far.tha BKraa. with ooJ and sufficient sureties In a sum equal to tha amount of the con treat, to deliver tha forece proposed in conformity with tha terms of this adTertlsementi and In esse the said bidder shall tall to enter Into the sontraet, they to make rood tha dUTtranee between tha offer ol said bidder and the next lowest responsible bid der, or tha persons to whom the toofrast msyba The responsibility of tha guarantors must be shown by the official eerU&eate of a United States IHstrlst Attorney, Collector of Customs, or any other officer under tha United statee Government, or responsible person known to this office. All bidders will badoly notified of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals. The full name and r O. address of each bidder must be legibly written la tha proposal. Pmnnta.tr. mua.1 ba addraued la nrlcadler General D. H. Uueker, Chief Depot Quartermaster, Wash iQirton, D. Ch and should be plainly marked " no pmals for Forage." Bonds in a sun equal to the amount of tha eon tract, signed or ta. contractor and both of his guarantors, wlirifta required of thesuecsssful bid iter or blddera upon signing the contract. Blank forms of bids, guar an teas, and bonus, may Da ODtainea upon application as aim orac. ruuu ur ruurusA (Town, County, and gtate) . (Date- anddellrerto tha United States, at the Quarter- the terms of your adTertlsementi Inviting pro nMUt'i wparuneasai orono Ati ior toraffe, uiu vtkiuiukvuu uj oember 6, less, tha following articles, vizi dated Washington Depot, l)e- XI per bushel bustiela of Corn, In sacks, at 01 ee poanua. - bushels of Oats, In sacks, at par bushel 01 S3 pouna. tone of baled Hay, at per ton of 3.0C0 pounus. tons of baled Straw, at per ton of 3,000 pounds. Delivery to commence on or before tha . ,l,T of ,164 , and to ba completed on or be- t,irthe dayof 'ites , and pUdge myself to enter Into a written contract with the United mates, with good and approved securities, within the space of ten days after being notified that my bid has been accepted. Your obedient servant, Urlxsdier General D. H. Rockeb, Chief Deyot Quartermaster, Washington, D. a GUARANTY. 1 We, the undersigned, residents of, In Ihe County of- ,and State, of-- -- , .hereby, jointly and severally, covenant with tha United States, and guarantee In ease the foregoing "bid of - be accepted, that he or they will within ten days after tha acceptance of the said bid, execute the eontrMtfor the eamawlth good aad lufflcieat sureties, in: a sura equal to the amount of the contract, to furnish the forage pro ipotedln conformity to tho terms of advertisement dated December 8, 18S, under which the bid was made, and, In case theeaid shall fall to enter Into a contract as aforesaid, we guarantee to make good tho difference between tha offfcr by the td and tha nextlowest responsible bidder, or the person to -whom tho contract may be warded. Witness, Given under our hands and seals (thls day 0I.IM , Seal.1 seal. ' I hereby certify that, to the best of myknowl- dge and belief, the above-named guarantors are good and sufficient as sureties for the amount for which they oiler to be security. To be certified by the United States Dtstrlet At torney, Collector of Customs, or any other officer under the United States Government, or responal t le person known1 to this office. D. H. RUCKKR, deS-tf Brig. Gen. ad Quartermaster. QHDNANOK OFFICE, WAR DE PARTMENT, Wasuihoton. April a, 1804. aled Proposals will be received at this Depart- ment until 4 o'clock p. m on WEDNESDAY; the ithdavof Mat. 18S4. for the deliTcrr of all the Wroucht Iron Plates and Bars as hereinafter sitfcincd. necessary to build the following car iiitgvn For 16-lnch Guns, 70 Barbette Front rintle. 30 Barbette Centre Pintle For 10-lneh guns. 160 Casemate Carriages. wo Front Pintle Barbette. For Much guns. 70 Frnat nolle Beibelte. The parts required for Wrought Iron Barbette snd Casemate Carriages are as follows: renTor caikuok. Guide Hooks, Guide Hook Bar, Trunnion Beds, Axie snipes, uoui. CHAttlS. TKOTIT AHII CENTM PINTLE. Rails, Rail-Plates, Pall Chords, Hall Braces, Transoms, Angle Iron Floor Cleats, Pintle Tran soms.Transom washers. Axle Shapcs.Fork Shapes, HUnCfB, VJlBBaiB, BlKp 1 ABBCU1IM1UB Will, CASEMATE CABBIAOE CHASSIS. Parts named before and rail top bars, Thi number and dimensions ol tha Iron nlates and bars for each carriage to be as specified In tha bills of Iron In ordnance memoranda No. e, copies of which ean be obtained upon application at Watertown, Frankiord, or Alleghany j ArBcnais.me New yoiic AenjT.or at mis omce. 1 ules, containing the number of plates snd bars re- Sutred, can be obtained at the above-named places. n these bidders will state the price at which they propose to manufacture each part, In the manner inertia presence!. Ihe Iron to be used In the manufacture of the plates and bars to be as follows 1 rolled 1 now. Check-Plates and Rail-Plates of medium quality otlron, fibre In direct lea of length, tenacity not less than 46,000 lbs. per square Inch. Transoms all to be of best quality charcoal flange Iron, fibre In direction of length, tenacity not lets than 49.000 lbs. per square Inch, Trunnion Beds to be of best quality of charcusl Iron, tenacity not less than S4,ooo lbs. per square Inch. Checks, Braces, Barters, and Counter-Hurters, all to be of good medium Iron, tenacity not less than 46,000 lbs. per square Inch. Ralls, Rail Chords, Chassis Braces, Caps and shoes, and Angle Iron, to be of good quality of well-refined fibrous lronj tenacity not less than 60,000 lbs. per square Inch. Axlss for B-lnch and to-lnch Carriages, and all Traverse Wheel Journals, to be of best charcoal fibrous iron i tenacity net less than 60,000 lbs. per square inch. j All bolts and Rlvetl toba ofbeatebarsoal fibrous Iron. Tenacity not less than 69,000 pounds per square inch. HAMMEXXDinOJT, Axtes for iMnch Carriages, and all Fork Shapes, and Tongues for Casemate Carriages, to be of the bett charcoal Iron. Tenacity not less thanei.ooo pounds per sguarelnoh. m t t Bidders will specify the date at which they can Wumence deliveries, and the rate at which they can deliver each part thereafter. No bids will be received except from parties actually engaged In the manufacture of this or similar kinds of work, ad who can bring ample evidence that they have in their own shops all (he machinery and appliances for turning out the full Amount of work as specified by them. Didders will bs required to furnish proper sure ties for the proper performance of the work, and Mill enelose. with their bids, tha written acknowl edgments of their sureties over their own slgna Eac'h party obtaining a contract will be renulred to enter uh-u truuu w.m irjruveu sursucs ior lis faithful moAiition. Upon the award being made, successful blddtrs will DO noiineu, muw luimtmu niut terms ei con trast and bond. The department reserves the right ta reject any or all bids, If not deemed satisfactory. T xMtnnaBfa ulll ba addressed to "Brlridlar nn. cral George D. Ramsay. Chief of Ordnance, Wash ington, D. C..M and wilt be endorsed "Proposal ior wrouKiit iruu innivi ! ,vi huu iuh r llsges." GEO. D. HAUSAT, apS-ltt Brigadier Osaeral, Chief of Ordnance. PROPOSALS. s MALL STORES, ETC. Navt Department. 1 BUACAV OF FaOYISIQHf AMD CLOTH 10, March is, last. ) EPAP.ATK PROPOSAL, aealad and endorsed " proposals for Btaall Stores," ., will ba received at this office until 12 o'oloek M. on tha seth dsy of April neat, lor furnli hint and deliveries (on re eelvLnc ten days' notlcS) at tha United State nary Iards at Charlestown, Massachusetts, and Brook o, Htvr York, In such numbers and quantities and at iuch tlmea a mar he specified by the Chief of this bureau, or by the command ants of the it 11 navy yards, respectively, during tba remainder of tut ubvbi j vnr iuuiu( Vll ill tuu uJ ui auufi ion tha numbers and quantities of the different artl- eles, and at the placsi specified in the following Mil, tl Charles town. Brooklyn. Salt water soap, lb 90.O0U &5.W0 Thresd,black sndwhlte. lb 300 l.ooo nibsod, hat. pleeei 3,000 8,000 Tape white, pieces 4,600 4,00a Tape, black, pieces 1,000 ifiot pools cotton S.ooo lJ.oijo Ilk. sawing, lbs 100 630 Pocket handkerchiefs 8,too 31,600 Needles, sewing, paper .1 1,000 Root Thimbles a.000 S.OOO jacK-KniTCS - a, scissors ;.m. 100 .a, Haxors......i.....ArHrifir-soo B. Juror strops I5,ooo a.ooo shiring boxes.... 1,500 n,soo unaTing oruines , i,imi s,uuu ShaTtDgsoapakes. S.000 20,000 Scrub brushes., S.000 s.ooo Dlaeklng brushes 1,000 1,000 vvoiiK uroohis i,iw ,uuu Esgteeoat buttons, dozen ,, COO Fails medium buttont, dozen... &00 Eaclerest buttons, doxca 1,000 D.E. buttons, dosen 6,000 50,000 Fine combs ,ooo le.ooo Coarse eombs 4.000 so.coo spoons 5,600 15,000 rorks 2,600 3 600 Blacking, boxes s,om 40,000 Canopeners... 600 Vtearlne eandles, lbs 60,000 Offeramaybeaadeforoneor more articles, at the option of the bidder, and Incase more than one artlefa is contained In the offer tha Chief of the Bureau will hare the right to accept one or more of the articles contained in such oner, and reject the remainder. Tht prictt mvtf oc uniorn, and offr$ mutt embrect alio en foiu orwutrt articUt d UtnebU at athntatian$. For the description of artloleslnthe abore list bidders are referred to tha sample at tha said Nary Yards, and to the advertisement of this Bu reau dated Aujruit 18, 1863, and for Information as to tha laws and regulations (in pamphlet form) re KvuiDg oonircii, 10 uu ouicr. oi idi icTerai com rnHndantB ofNT Vrdi And Natt Arinti. blank formt qfprepotalt may bt obtatntd on epplita turn to iflf navy agrntt at ronrmtnun, icw itampmirti lioiton, ik'tw lor, Phitade'phia, Baltimore, and at thit bureau. m30-laww ORDNANCE OFFICE, War DrrAKTM ext, wAiinnaTOH, caArcn 10, is. SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at Ibis oiudj until nnunD.9iAiiAii xiui At p. m., for 100,000 sets of Infantry Accoutrements, calibre 69, to be delivered In the following quantities at undernamed Arsensls, vln so.ooo sets at the New York Arsenal. Governor's lalnnd. 30.000 sets at tha Frankfort Arsenal. Brldcaburs-. Pennsylvania. 10,000 sets at the Alleghany Arsenal, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 30,000 sots at the St. Louis Arsenal, St, Louis, Missouri. These accoutrements ara to be made in strict conformity with the new pattern sets to be seen at ine Aiiegnaoy, new ior, s ranxton, be. jxuu, Watervllet, Watertown, and Washington Arse nsls, and ilfi Sprlnifleld Armory. They are to be subject to Inspection at the Arsenal where deliv ered, before being received for the Government. Nona ara to ba accented or aald for but such as ara approved upon Inspection. The belts to be of grained leather, and all the stock to be i&e Wit oak tanned. The shoulder belt will be Included In the set. Deliveries must be made tn lots of not less than one-fifteenth (1-19) per week ot the whole number contracted fori the first delivery to be made on the 91 it tUv of War. Failure to make deliveries at a speelfled time will subject the contractor to a forfeiture of tho ntiTnhr h m&T fail to dellTer at that time. The accoutrements must be boxed In the usual manner; the boxes to be charged at cost, to be de- ermmea oy tne inspector. Bidders will state exallcitlr the Arsenal or Ar scnals. where ther nro do ee to deliver, and the number of sets they propose to deliver attach place, if lor more than one. No bids will be considered from parties other than regular manufacturers, and such as ara known to this Department to be fullyeompelent to exeaute in their own shops thework proposed for. Should any party obtaining a contract oiler accoutrements other than those made In his own shops, they will be rejected, and the contrast rendered null and void. Blddera will enclose with their bids the written acknowledgments of their sureties over their own signatures. Each party obtaining a contract will be obliged to enter into bond with approved sureties for Its faithful execution. Unon tha Award belnamede. successful bidders will be notified, and furnished with forms of con tract and bond. The Department reserves the right to reject any or ail Diuti 11 not ucomvu Kuaiasturj Proposals will be addressed te Brigadier Gen- Ington, D. CM" endorsed "Proposals for Infantry Accoiurrraenii." ucutvun. u. nnnaAi, m2S-stuthlSt Brig. Gen., Chief of Ordnance. nRuI'OSALB WILL BE RECEIVED I at the Treasury Department, Office of the Supervising Architect, Weihlngtoo. D. C, until 13 m of the tat day of May. 1801, for all the Fire and Burglar-proof Safes and vaults required by the Treasury Department prior to May l. 1B3. Plans and specifications cau be obtained by ap plication to this offJco personally or by letter. Bids to be per superficial foot. Including door and all necessary fixtures, measured on the outsldei the Frloe named to cover all charges whatever, except he freight and the astusl traveling expenses of wot Amen 10 roe pieces wncre me vaults are to ne erected. Safes to be delivered at the Railroad Depot or Steamboat Wharf for transportation, In good order an 1 condition, without charge. Locks for the Yaulti or Safes will be furnished uy ine Department, nut must oa properly put on vj uie euairnoiur wiiquui tuintc, All bids must be accompanied by the bond of two (inoiibte nersoni In the sum of aS.OOOthat tha bidder will accept and perform the contract If awarded to hlm the sufficiency of the security to be certified to by tho Collector of Internal Revenue of the District. The Department reserves the right to rrject any or all the bids if it be considered Its interest to do so, and no bid will be considered that does not oooiorm 10 toe require nit mi 01 tnis auvetiiaement. Bids to be enclosed In a sealed envelope, endorsed 11 Proposals for Safes and suits.' ISAIAH ROGERS, m2S mthmyl JLuPerT lalCT ircbtret rpIllBltTTOaIVE NOTICE, THAT" I thesabtcrlber has obtained from theOrnhan'e Court of Washington County, In the District of Columbia, letters of administration, with will an nexed on the estate of Alcthea Tanner, late of wasmngton city, u. i,ueoeaacu. Aupcrteosnav lng claims against the said deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouohers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 13th day of April nexti they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of the said estate. Given under my hand this 13th day of April, a. d , 1W4. M , loo! , COOK. ap!4-law3w JOHN F. rniHB IB TO GIVE NOTICE, THAT X tba subscriber has obtained from the Or pTan's Court of Washington County, In the Dis trict of Columbia, letters of administration oa the personal estate of David Carroll, late of Wash Ington county, D. C, deceased. All persons having elelms against the said deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 3d day of April nextt they mar otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of the said estate. Given under my hand this 3d day of April, A. DMI84. ap4-w3w CHARLOTTE CARROLL. H PE GOLD COMPANY. MINESGOLD DIRT LODE, unnm uounty, uoioraao. CAPITAL, 60,000 SHARES, 26 eaoh. TRUSTEES, JOHNUVANS, Colorado. F. H.JUDD,Nw York. H. s. coiltr. New York. WM. MOLLER, New York. GEO. W. GRAFFLIN. Baltimore. HERMANN FUNKE. New York. R. CORNELI WHITE, New York, M. C TYLER, New York. S. G. ARNOLD. Provldense. PRESIDENT. Ills Excellency JOHN EVANS, Governor of Colorado Territory VICElpnFSIDENTS, HON. H. O. ARNOLD, Dr, F. H.JUDD. TreaturerVwALTER E. LAWTON, sesretaryi-J. P. DAVIES. Office, No.ucntf street, New York, mai-lm PKOPOSALS. PnoposALsron qradinu, STON-WORK,a. OrricK or Wasiiivoton Akickal, i WASItlROTOH, D. C,, April 16, 1SS4. t SEALED PROPOSALS will be reeelred at this omce, for ten days from this date, for grading that rortlon of the Arsenal grounds north of the Tenl entlary, and for building and furnishing a part of the stone for a sea-wall on the weit side ot said grounds, in accordance with speclflcatlens, plans, mux hcuuiii tu urn ivcu una uuicv The bids will be brtha cubic var.l for the ex eavatlog.and by the perch of twenty-five cubic feet for the stone-work, the prices to be written Each proposal will be accompanied by a gusran ty, signed by two responsible persons, that In case such btd Is accepted, the principal or the guaran tors will, within five days thereafter, execute the contract with sufficient sureties In a sum equal to one-half of the amount of the contract, to fulfil the same conformably with tha specifications) and. In ease satd bidder should fall to enter Into the con tract, they to meke good the difference between the offer of said bidder and the next lower bidder, or the person to whom the contract may be awarded. Tba responsibility of the guarantors mutt be certified to by an officer underThe United States Government, or a responsible person known at this office. rroposHlsto be addressed to Captain J. O. Ben ten, at this pott, and endorsed "PHOPOSALS FOR GRADING, STONE WORK, e." All proposals received under this advertisement wlllt opened on TUeSDAT, April Sh. at 13 o'clock m., when all bidders may be present. No bid will be coo tillered that does not conform to the requirements of this advertliemcnt, and the Government reserves the rliht to reject any or all of the bids, if it be considered to Its Interests to do so. specifications can be obtained at this office, or win dc maueuto applicants. Capt. Orlntnce Cora'g Washington Arsenal, aple-lOt TnOPOBALS FOR FLOUR. Oiri ricE Depot Commissary or Sumiitemce, ) j tt Aiunuiun. v. t.y April 19, loot. ) Sealed rtronoaala era lnvltM oatll th 9nth Inat.. at 13 o'clock m., for furnlthlng the Subslttcnce De partment with eight thousand (8,000) barrels of FLOUR, The proposals wvi be for what is known at this Depot as Nos. 1, 9, and S, and bids will be enter tained for any quantity less than the who'e. Bids must be In duplicate, and for each grade on separate sheets of paper. The Flour to be fresh ground, and delitercdln new oak barrets, head lined. The delivery olthe Flour to commence within five days from the opening of the bids, and In such ausntilles, dally, as tba Government may direct; silvered at the Govetnment warehouse In George town, at the wharves or rellroei depot In Wash lofton, D. C. The delivery of all Flour awarded to be com pleted within twenty days from the opening of the bids. Payments will ba made In certificates of indebt edness, or such other funds as the Government may hare for disbursement. The usual Government Inspection will be made just before the Flour Is reeelred, and none will be .asantml whtah la tint trash rniin.1 An oath of allegiance must accompany tho bid of rMu uiuucr wan atinoi laooawion nie in mis oiuni idu nu uiu wui in cnunaiora irom pArues who have previously failed to comply with their bids, or frem bidders not present to respond. Government reserves the right to reject any bid for any cause. Bids to be addressed to the under signed, at No. 334 G street, endorsed, " Proposals ior nour," s. u. urkehe, aplt-et Captain and C. a. V. TTMITBD 8TATK8 MAIL. OVERLAND CALIFORNIA. ROUTE. Post Orncr Dipahtmkxt, WAsniHQTOii City, March 33, 1804. j Proposals will be received at the Contract Office of this Department until I p, m., Juno it, 1SS4. (to be decided, next day,) for conveying the malls of the United States In the State of Kamai and the Territories of CoLOXAbo, Utah, and Nevada, from the 1st October, 18M, to the soth September, 1868, lnsluslve, on the routes and by tha schedules 01 ocpanurca arrival acmn apociucu, conaii- tutlng the overland route to California. KANSAf- Route Ho. 14,?0 From Atchison, Kaosas, or Saint joarpn, luuioun, 10 anit a.akc City. UtahTerrltory,Iomlles and back, daily, supplying such offices as may be ou the route, Sihtdult from Iff qf AptiX to UI of December, (3 nontit ) Leave Atchison or Saint Joseph dally, at 8 a. m.i Arrive at Salt Lake City eleventh day, by 11 a. m, (343 hours,) Leave SAtt Lake Clt? dallv. at 10 a. m.i Arrive at Atchison or saint Joseph eleventh day, by l p. mM (313 hours.) Schedule from lit 0 December to Itt of Jyn, (1 mvTu11. Leavo Atchison or Saint Joseph daily, at B a. tn. Arrive at Salt Lake City fourteenth day, by 3 a. m., iav aouraij Leave Salt Lake City daily, at 7 p. m.i aititb at Aioniioa or OIUQI Arrive at Atchison or SaJ t Jsseph fourteenth dAT. h 1 n. ra.. f SOd haurs.1 , by l p. m., (loo hours.) (da to axtendthedallvser Bids to extend the dally service from Salt Lake City, by Virginia City, to Folsom, 60S miles fur- inar, luppiyingaucn ouioca are on na rouio, auo suppiftiiT icnvcr. vuiurauu iciriiury, unuy, by the most direct route, forming due connections with tha main line, will ba considered. If service on this route, as extended, bo let, that on routes rtos. itKeanu umsi win no oa. The accepted bidder will nave tha privilege to commence service on the 1st July, 1864 N. B. The paper and document mall for the Pa clflc coatt to be sent by sea. UTAH TERRITORY. Routo No. 14,638 mm Salt Lake City to Vir ginia City, Nevada Territory, 663 miles and back, dally, sup plying such offices as may be on the route. ifftcdue from III of April to lit of December, (8 months.) Leave Salt Lake City dally, at 1 ti. u t Arrive at Virginia City sixth day, by 11 a in., (US hours;) Leave Virginia City dally, at 10 a. m. Arrive at Salt Lake City sixth day, by 8 a. m., (IIS hours:) iiflcdue from Ut of December to Ut of Apnl, (4 months ) Leave Salt Lake City dally, at 6 a. m. Arrive at Virginia City setenth day by 1 a. m , 119houra.l Leavn Irrlnla Cltv dallv. at 10 n. m.i Arrive at Salt Lake City seventh day, by 6 p.m., (in hours ) If the extended service Invited on route 14,360 be let to contract, service on tnis rouie win not ie. NEVADA TERRITORY. Route No. lfl.761 From irslnla Cltv to Folsom City, California, tiO miles and nacK, aany, supplying suau of fices as may be on the route. Schedule from Ut of April to Ut of December, (9 monthi ) Leave Virginia City dally, at 13 m. Arrive at Folsom City next day, by 11 a. m , (33 hours ) Leave Folsom City dally, at 10 a. m ( Arrive at Virginia City next day, by 9 a. m., (33 hours.) SchtduU fromUt of December to Ut of April, (i montht.) Leave Virginia City dally, at 3 a. m. Arrive at Folsom City next day, by 1 p. in., (35 hours,) Leave Folsom City dally, at 10 a. u. Arrive at Virginia City next day, at 0 p. m. (W hours. . If the extended service Invited on route 14 360 be let on contract, service on this route will not be, NOTES. Each route must be bid for separately, with sep arate guarantee and certificate, and must provide for the conveyance of the mall "with celerity, cer tainty, and security' using tho terms or the law. It will be perceived that the schedules for the ntnnlna' lima ara arranred so as to form one con tinuous line from Atchison, Kansas, or Saint Jo- scpn. Ailssouii, 10 oisom iity ami lack, convey ing the mat, each way, in 10 days, eight montns In the yeari and in SO days fourtnonths in the year, For form of proposal, guarantee, and certificate, and for instructions, requirements, fcc. bidders are rsfsrred to the pamphlet advertisement of October IS, 1863, at tbe principal post offices. Bidders should be careful to pott-nay bids. m33-iaw4w "M. BLAIR. Postmaster General. CHIEF QUARTEIUIABTER'B OF FICE, DxroT or WAiiiiNOT0X,WAeiiiiroTOK, u. C, January f. 18, All dealers in Drugs, Hardware, Lumber, Leather, Office Furniture, Harness, and Saddlery, are re quested to send to this omoe. on the MONDAY of each week, a sealed proposal or llttt in duplicate, of tbe articles they are prepared to furnish to this Depot at short notloe, wit' ti price of each marked In plain figures, 1 ' m i-iu theexi fesclesof the service r- i. titidsorar teles ean be obtained w ml at the lowest price. Dealers wishing to sell to this Depot will be re quired to furnish the list punctually every Monday morning. , , D. H. fiuCJOCR, Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster, lae-if PepOtof WaahJjigtoDj "HOW AUK YOU, AMITAUYl" Down the picket-guarded lane Rolled the comfort-laden wain. Cheered by shouts that shook the plain, SoldleMlke and merry Phrases such as camps may teach, Sabre cuts of Saxon speech, Such as " Bully 1" " Them's tho pcich '" "wade In Sanitary l'f Right and left the caissons drew As the ear went lumbering through, Quick luoceediog in review. Squadrons military Run-burnt men, with beards like frieze, Smoothfaced boys, and cries like these "U. S. San. Com.l" " That's the cheese I" 14 Tass in, Sanitary." tn such cheer It struggled on, Till the battle-front was won; Then the car, Its journey done, Lol was stationer). And where bullets whistling fly, Came the sadder, fainter cry, , " Help us, brothers, ere we die " fare us, Sanitary f Such the work. The phantom filer, Wrapped In battle-clouds that rise; But the hero's dying eyes, Veiled and visionary, j Sea the Jasper gates ewubg wide See the parted throng outside Hear a voice to those that ride, "Tats in, Sanitary!" Saw Fraxcisco, f. D. ItAmr. For the National Republican'. piMIKlirc AND DUT1K8 OK WOMAX. " My basket was packed In December.' " In December, madam 1" 11 In December, sir. I knew the evil diy was approaching, and I waa prepared for It. I bad lint, and bandages, and cordials: snJ!I was determined to minister to the first mm wounded In defence of tho Union." " And did yon, madam V "J did. Threo years ago next Wedncsdty (tbli Ttry day, kind reader.) thirty noble Massachnictts men wcro brought wounded from Baltlraoro to Jndlclary Hoepltalt and I hastened to them with my hospital stores. On that day I enlisted la my country's Bcrrlec enlisted for tho war. I am a veteran now, but I want no discharge. Tho boys loro mo too well. 11 Three years Yes. three lonz Tears of war. I have socn a great deal In this time. Two or three Sabbath days havo been all tho rest I havo had. Always moving always active. "Bat I have needed no rest and need nouo nowi for not a sick day havo I had In all this time. Oh! how many havo welcomed mci how many have cheered me. I low the Lord has blessed and sustained mel I am moro than paid. If I could sit down and wrlto as fast as I can think as fast aa I can remember what a history it would be; At Pittsburg Lnndlnj; seven weeks In an nmbnlance, ministering to tho tick and wounded, and giving to grateful hearts our sympathy when we had no other of fering to make. Scoln this paper what soma kina soui nas saia 01 me in verse: "Many a manly heart has quivered, Many nn eye with tears overflowed, At the well-known voice of eomfort, At tho sympathy bestowed." ' What If this it pralso T It Is grateful to me, iur i. auuw it is sincere, a .icw womanly worda to a tender boy even to a stalwart man when sick and drooping, will often cheer his spirit, though It may bring tear-drops from his evesi and even those few worda arc reneatM tn his far-off home, and como back fragrant with tho perfume of a father's thanks, of a mother's, n sister's, a brother's lovet or, more precious tuan au, 01 a who's outgushing grail tndo." "Seven weeks among tho wounded, by tho Mississippi, mauamo i" "Yes; and then a month on James rlvcrj and, with Mrs. Harlan again, to Culpcper, to Slaughter Mountain, to wherever duty called. But now I labor among the forts and defences around Washington and Alexandria In the corrals and In tho workshops; wherever men and boys lu our service need my caro need the aid of a Samaritan need tho books I carry to them or need to bo told In Joy or In sorrow mat jurist 10 incir rciugc," ' And this with no recompense but " " Kocompcnse slrt I work for humanity, for my country, for God. Kocompcnso ' How else can I make an offering tn acknowledgment of tho blessings conferred on mo 1 I have re ceived and distributed a few hundred dollars In money, thousands of packages of goods, and tons Of read in tr matter. If there are anv who wish to recompense me let It bo In tho form of appropriate contributions for tho soldiers. That will richly reward me. Oh, how plcassot n is 10 near iuu voico 01 Doy or man greeting mo Willi tho shout of 'welcome, motuhii ' as I approach his cot with the little gifts so dem to "Yes, I In am for the war. I can never desert tho soldier who will not desert hisllac. Tho Government has kindly recognized mcj It has givcu mu mu mrgo ieu ueiow my garacn, in wuicu mauyajHJor eoiaier nas louuu rcioge; and It baa placed an ambulance at my com mond, that I may go In sunshine and In storm wherever tho fallen need comfort. Let my basket be replenished from day to day. and tho rest shall be well done. I am In for tho war." "Madam, I'll proclaim It aloud; I'll tell tho country of you and of your deeds." And so we shall. Who moved through this great city u 1th 0 moro clastic step than Mrs. Eluiiu Files T Who says that graco and beauty cannot sur vive the period of youth 7 that religious zcil and patriotic devotion aro Incompatible with tho gentlest tenderness and tho most buoyant cheerfulness r Not they who havo knoi n this lady In tho cxerclso of her high ocntion, Tho war will end, and she. with many of Its heroes, will soon pass nwavt but her name will llvo In honor as long as tho sentiment of gratltudo shall llvo In tho affectlons'of tho men and patriots of tho griat Kepctlic. To WAsn Colored, Plaid, Black, amj IUw Silks and Hiddos. For a single dress, rare four or flvo good-sited potatoes, slice them thin, and lay them In a quart of cold water for a few hours; then, If the silk Is much soiled. Bponge both sides freely, rubbing tbe soiled places with much caro. Spongo ono piece at a time, and Iron It dry upon tho sldo that Is to be tho Inside, moving the Iron up and down, or straight across never diagonally. Havo tho Irons quite hot, yet not so as to scorch, or to change the color. If they are too cool, they will draw up or crimp tho Bilk luurynilnuto gathers', and It will bo nearly Impossible to mako s.ich places smooth again, 1 bo effect of the starch from tho potatoes Is to cleanse tho silk, and also give it a little stiffness, aud even plaid silks of tho most dcllcato colors aro made to look new In this way. If a silk Is not much soiled, spongo It only on what Is to bo the out side, and Iron It on tho other. A good black silk may bo mado to look "amalst m w eel's tho new," again and again by this process, and those who have never tried It, would be sur prised at tho renovating effect. Good ribbons, black, whlto, or colored, nro mado fresh aud handsome In precisely thu same way. To iron them, set the Iron across ono end. on tho wrong Bide, and while jou press It hard, draw thewholelengthol the ribbon under it with tho other hand. Raw silks should bo i ashed In potato water, os directed for calicoes that aro UabU to fade; aud after being rinsed once, and hung without wringing upon tho line, long enough for the water to drip off, they Bhould bo rolled for fif teen minutes In a sheet, and then Ironed dry, on tho wrong Bide. " 1'ompoy, aro you willing to bo damned If It should be tho Lord's will)" Inquired a pious friend. Oh, yea, massa, an' moro too, I am willing yon be damned, too, ma-si'" replied rompey. Latest advices from Oajacastatothat Gen. Diaz held tho city with 6,000 Mexicans, and was conudOBt of bis ability to defend It. The Tennessee 1X1 re r Steamers. Mr. Taylor, of tho Chicago Journal gives the following graphic description of tho steam ers plying on tho Tennesseo riven The steamers that navies to tho beautiful Tennessee aro not gems of naval architecture) tho glided saloons are "In the mind's eye;" tho state-rooms aro In a state of natnrei the whole craft Is Bcowyto a degree and dangerously amy, ana yet, 1 ramer imus mat neitner uioo intra nor mo uoge 01 Venice ever floated in iarro so eraecful as the " Paint Itock" seemed to mo before tho battlo of Mission Rldgo. To bo sure, sho sat on tho river like a tab, bnt In ror ctca sho "walked the waters like a thing of life." I will paint you a plcturo If I can; tho last throw of the locomotive dice-boxes has tumbled yon out at Bridgeport within an aco 01 your 111c, ana concluding to tako to tho water, yon make for a tall smoko under tho river bank, and elide down a slippery path. In a turbulent current of box and barrel. Besldo you, swaying llko tho tetherod elephant In tho menagerie, Is a broad-nosed, amphibious-looking creature, apparently built around a very quaint and greasy engine, while you can hardly persuade yourself that tho chimneys wcro not set up on end and thrust above the tree-tops simply because there was no room for them below. On the edges around this en gln'e are masses of blue, thinly sprinkled with sutlers and contractors. Here and there a gen tleman In black with a haversack blacker stlU, represents tbe Christian Commission, and now and then a follow In nothing in particular rep resents tho Devil's I hasten to tell you It Is only the Inky spirit of tho printing press. You pick your way amid box and bale to the upper deck. with Its warped and creaking floor, and tho cabin Is before youj a flapping canvas reared on the slenderest of umbrella frames, and looking llko tbe tent of a side-show. wumn is neither ore nor light nor Boat. You plump down Incontinently upon the floor, pro daclng a candle and a sandwich from your knapsack, button up your coat, and thero yon are. a first-class rasscnirer. The amilth steamer moans; the solemn trees begin to glide along tho river banks; you are under way. and so giving your blanket a whip yon fall asleep, and make a night ol it. In ihe gray of tbe morn ing you look out, and to your delight the steamer lies with Us nose to tha shore, and Bridgeport Id plain Bight. You havo been waiting for the fog to lift; you have not gone a mile. Starved with hunger, and cold, you get under tho lco of a log cabin, two stories high, built up square and strong In tho middle of tho deck, and discovering that It Is tho bullet-proof pilot-house on catch von reel f wlahlnor tou had a lease of It. LIttIo bells tinkle, blcr bells clauc. there Is a rush of steam, the great wheel, hung on behind, llko a reel at tho stern of an emigrant's wagon, becanso thero was no room for It aboard, be gins 10 turn siow, ana tuo craii swings shore ward, just abreast of a garden, to wood up. A couple of dozen negroes stream duskllj out from the lower deck, and the garden fenco of red cedar Is shipped la ten minutes, leavlug not a roll or a wreck behind; Innocent onions and Infant cabbages, every esculent and suc culent of them all, left to the tender mercies of hungry pigs and tho cold world. Bang goes the bell, tho hungry 11 res lick up the sweet mor sels of cedar, the engine gives great sighs of content, we push bravely against tho current, and such Is " wooding up " on tho Tennesseo. Agricultural. Tho International Agricultural oxhlbltlou at Hamburg gave a prlzo to Count Pinto, of Sllcsla, for tho best milch cow. Foreign breeds havo never reached tho Count's neighborhood, and his dairy is his own rising from the natlvo stock. Tbo prlro cow, " Black Tate," on tho UMli day from calving, after having traveled flvo hundred sillcs to reach Hamburg, yielded 33, quarts of milk In ono day, which gavo 3 lbfl. 13) oz. batter. Tho Country Gentleman contains Count Pin to's accout ot his method, it Is too long for our columns, but tho most Important points aro contained In the following extracts 1 "Tho new born calf Is sprinkled with meal and laid boforu tha cow, which latter remains chained to her post, which then licks tho calf all over. Tho calf Is then taken away from tho cow, and brought back to sucking only three times a day, at milking time. So tho calf ac quires from tho first day tbo habit of regular meals punctually given. " After the calf has douo sucklng'the cow Is stripped clean. In other cases part of tho milk Is first taken and then the last milk al lowed to tbo calf. Which of theso two modes Is adopted depends upon tho yield of milk and Us richness. I once lost a valuablo calf by allowing him tho, last milk, this containing too mucn lauy maiicr. "Inconsequence of their abundant allow ance of fcod. my cows bring larco calves. which nt an ago of threo weeks after, being fd nothing but tho milk of their mother, wilt average 150 to ICO pounds, llvo weight, (1C5 to ltd pounds English.) There will also occur msuy twin births, which shows that rich feed ing docs not diminish the generative power. " At tho ago of threo weeks tho calves aro removed to a calf stable, and thero rcctlvon drink three times a day, at tho same tlmo they used tosuck; In tho meantlmo they aro allowed hay. "Tho Urst peculiarity now of my modo of feeding Is this, that Into tho drink of tho calves I mix a great deal of Unseed. "Another point of high importance Is to tako prevention against dlarrhcea. Now loose ness of tho bowels originates In most cases from acid formed In the stomach. I therefore suspend between every two calves a pleco of chalk. Sometimes a.calf will not touch tho chalk for months; at other times they cat up tho wholo piece In a few days. "1 also shear alLmy cows andcalrcs. Ono girl will shear two cows or four cahes In a day. Tho shearing helps to keep the skin clean, aud greatly increases both comfort and a ppctlto of tho animals. "Another point of great Importance Is to have tho organs of secretion fully developed at tho time of calving, especially ut tho first calv Inc Our rhvslcUns will prescrlbo fennel tea to women lj lug In; this Induced mo to try fen nel tea niso on my cows, upcu ono ounce 01 fennel I poured tbrco quarters ot a quart of tolllnc water, let It stand fh 0 minutes on a hot fdatc, then strained It and gave It to tho cow ukowarm. Tbe cows are not at all fond of this drink; I therefore sweeten It, and giro it out of a bottle. I gho this drink Immediately after calving, threo times a day for two days, or six times iu all. I glvo tho same drink thereafter onco a month; in cao of costlvcncss I glvo It oitener. with the best success. "It Is of great importance to allow milch cows a sutllclcncy of fatty matter In their feed always. I prefer linseed to any other Ingre dient." How Mit. M.ECI11 Ploughs. Mr. Mechl. the great English farmer, is as earnest as to the eueel 01 acep cuiiuauou as 111 iuubi 01 mo other subjects he adocatcs. Ho says that his , "neighbor, vr. itaiunon, 01 lurenuau, once pulled up a parsnip with a vertical root thlr-, teen feet sixteen Inches long, besides tho further piece left by lis brcaklug oil. This was I In a bank of earth twenty feet deep, that fell over Icoslywhcu excavated." As a general 1 rule, tho Alderman docs not, thetefore, advo cate ploughing a rod or so iu depth; but he ' wants farmers to Imitate moro closely than thev do tho practice of successful market gar-1 dcuders, who alnas eulthato much deeper 1 than la uonowun neui crops. Asiouiaown practice, hosajsi "From Blxtocn to twenty )carsagoI broke up much of my land, by six horses following In tho track of Iho tlm plough, drawn by thrcu horsos, and In this very year I could see tho great contrast in part of a tUld where I had omitted to do this. To-day I am follow lug tho two-horse plough, with four horses attached to an Iron plough, without the breast. Tbo sub soil breaks up, bolls over, and Intermixes with ' tha top soil and manure, and as it flows over you see tbo strong roots of old wieds torn from their hitherto safe resldenco. but condemned now to destruction or removal." Charleston aa I le-Uairthe City peaerte aiejoviijr or misens ror tbe Union. Tho following letter from a res nee labia cltl- xen of Charleston, B. C, a Union man, to a gonuoman or fhlisaeipma, gives a faithful ac count of tho city, as It was February 23d, 1804. Tho statements can be degended upon at ac curate and Impartial 1 A groat change has como over tho city since you (left. Tho population is almost entirely above Wentworth street hardly a soul below Market street. The post offlco is at the comer of King and Ann strectst the banks at the west end of Cannon street; Che military headquar ters In John street, and above that point. The lower part of the town Is given over to GUI more'a shells. Below Wentworth street aro fourteen parallel streets, Including tho most valuable of tho public buildings, stores, and private houses. Cannon street le-almost subur ban. The deserted portion of tho city, from which the bombardment has driven tbe few Inhabitants who remain, occupies about threo square miles. Ed, Tha Prett. Probably over Ave hundred houses have boon struck In that part of the town. Your old room In the upper story had a shell cxplodolnlt. The prices of living are, In our currency, enormous. Hotels chargo from $13 to (30 a day. and the cheapest board lng-houso is 10.00 a day. At present rates It costs mo about 1600 a month, liecfls selling at t3.00 a pound; sugar (poor brown) at 4.G0 a poundj corn whiskey (00 to $73 a gallon; oak wood at $50 a cord. You can therefore lmsglno tho pleasures of housekeep ing at these rotes. A barrel of salmon from Wilmington cost me $405, and I bought a box of herring, which used to cost Bovcnty-flro cents, to-day, for $35. has lain In a hiding place for some months to avoid conscription He docs not daro to do even as tho owls go out of nights. Once he was the victim of mis placed confidence; ho west to WilrulDgton to try and get a chance our he was nabbed, en rolled, and only escaped by Jumping from tho cars ana using 10 me woous. Finally, after enduring Ineredlblo hardships, and walking seventy-five miles In thirty-three Lours, ho got back to a place of hiding In Wil mington, whence he returned here, and Is now verdu whereouly Intimate friends can fled him. Deserters throng the woods and swamps all over tho countryi tho rebels hunt them as they do negroes, with dogs. says ho saw twenty-two brought in the other day, tied two and two. who had bccn.cauzht bv hounds. Two others were shot In attempting io escape. Our condition Is as bad as It can be. Tho despotism Is as bad as It can bo, though curses joua ana acep aro uticrcu against tho uorern ment by many men who were secessionists. There Is a very largo sprinkling of Union men here, ft it quite doubtful tf there it not a tna Jority in Charletton vho are for the Union. The town Is very much changed. Scarcely any body believes that slavery can llvo mnch longer. Tho thing Is about up. If the Federalists make the rprinp campaign vsJtat it ovgtd to be, ft ptoplt will crv " enoiwA." Congress has Just passed a law compelling tho funding of Confederate notes In four per L'CUl. UWUUB, UV1UIU J1PM i, uu pvuaKjr ut yj" Intra tax of 331 per cent, on the notes after that date, and If they are not funded by Janu ary 1, ittid, mcy are to 00 taxed liw per ceut This Is repudiation with a veneeance. Then a tax of flvo per cent, on everything adds to the acnguis 01 onr situation. The SXaJor General anil the I? rummer uoy. Tho President had recently appointed to the Naval School at Newport a llttlo drummer lsy of the 55th Illinois volunteers, whose caso was brought before him by Major General W. T. Sherman, In tho following letter. Truly tfte letter docs aa much honor to tho distinguished Major General who could pause, In tho midst or mo antics 01 a great campaign, to pay such a tribute to a drummer boy, as It does to tho nine ncro wuom 11 ceicuratosi llEADQVAHTES I5TII AlMV COBM, Camp oh Tltu Black, ug 6, itsi. Hon. k V Stanton. Secretary of Wan Sim I tako tho liberty of asking through you, that something bo dona for a young lad ntttn&t flrlstn IV IIaipa t lf.iil.Aivnn TULmhIj U.IUU1 VilUU . HUM D.UI T( UUAlIU) JIIIUUII, whp belongs to tho 53th Illinois, but at present absent at home, woundod. I think ho Is too young for West Point, but would bo the very thins: for a midshipman. When the assault at VIcksburg was at Hi height, on the 10th of May and I was in front near me roau wmen formed my lino or attack, this joung lad camo up to me, wounded and bieeuing, witn a good, neauiiyooy's cry, "Ucn. Sherman, send Bomo cartridges to Col. Malm borg, tho men aro nearly all out." "What Is the matter, my boy ?" "They shot mo tn the 1 leg, sir; but I can go to tho hospital. Send the cartridges rleht awav." Even where we stood. tho Bhot fell thick, and I told him to go to tho rear at once, 1 would attend to mo cartridges, and off be limped. Just beforo ho disappeared I on tho hill, he turned and called as loud as ho could, "Calibre 51." I havo not seen tho lad since, aud his Colonel, (Malmborg,) on In quiry, ghca me his address as aboro, and says he Is a bright, Intelligent boy, with a fair pre liminary education. What arrested my attention then was aud what renewed my memory of tho fact now Is that ono bo youmr. carnlnc a musket ball through his leg, should liao found his way to mo on tuai latai spot ana aenverca ins mes sage, not forgetting tho very Important part, even, of tho calibro of his musket, 54, which you know Is an unusual one. I'll warrant that tho boy has In him thu elements of a man, and I commend him to the Gocrnment as one worthy of tho fostering care of somo ono of tho national Institutions. I am, with rcspeet, yonr obodleut servant, W. T. SiiBituiv, Major General Couimacdiug. From the Columbus (Ga.) Sun, The ImpeudliifEDatUe What the llehela Think of the Neit Uattle.flcM, We have good reasons for believing Virginia to bo the scene of tho next hostile engagement of a general nature. The enemy's movements nro pointing to this conclusion, and we need not bo startled at any time to hear that Lee has fallen back to tho environs of tho capital, and that a stupendous decoy movement Is being made by the enemy on tho south side of tho James river, from tbo direction of northeastern North Carolina. Large numbers of citizens non combatants of tho northern counties of Irglnla are being arrested by tbo enemy. Ihls has been tho usual preludo to general movements, and may. In tho present Instance, be Intended to cocr designs looking to a r hango In the present position of Meade's, now Grant's, army. Working Cows. Wasiiikutoh, April la.lsfli Editor SUljncl Ilepubllean: In your Issue of the 15th Instant Is an orlldo (copied, I suppose,) upon tho "Working of Cow b." This Is all very well for people of tho Franklin school,w ho believe that mou was born Into this world merely ta get money. I can as sure jou, as well as alt others, that from a cow two things only are to bo obtained milk or water. Uso them as Is thu eustom of tho w orld, and you get milk; work them, and ou havo water. Some people aro born to mean nai those who are not, 1 do not see why It should be thrust upon than. Yours, JLc, Tiuelibji. UiurTiMi Wax. An excellent graaing-wax Is madoof threo parts of rosin, threo of bees wax, and two of ullow. A cheaper composi tion, but more liable to alhero to the bauds, Is made of four parts of rosin, two of tallow, and one of beeswax. UI10 number of emigrants that are an lying .1 V.iur Vnrl. la rn.illv tllrnrlaln cr Thus r. this cnr it readies nearly twonty-nlao thou sand, while last year to thu aaniQ period It was 1?m tban cloven thousand- A BtTlss Mother's Gift Co the New York anltarr Fair A letter frem I witter land contains tha foUow Ingt "Terhsps the most touehlnrofferlnr Is that liven by an Alpine peasant woman, a tiny book of pressed Alpine flowers, toeetaer with a simple wooden wine cup, thit formerly belonged to her son, now a soldier In the Union army." An American jaoy resiuing in iunen wary 11. C, Booth hss written tho following Impromptu lines and placed them In the cup 1 It isn't much, Ilerr Consul, that I have brought to- uaj Dut you'ro welcome to the little as the flowers of Mar. There Isn't mnch upon the Alps except the pines and flowirs, The sunshine, and the sparkling dew, and all the Dut I couldn't catch the sunshine, nor bottle up tha deWi And the pine nuts of the Alpine hills are not for such as you 1 And so I've brought the blossoms that bloom upon iuv uiua. And open on the sunny banks beside the glacier rills. If you think them worth Ihe sending, 1 shall In deed be glad; There may be one who'll buy them perhaps a awiixer ia My boy Is In America; jou may hare seen him You'd know him by his mountain toae, and by his KOldcnbslri a Ills volee Is like an Alplni horn, so slear Its crys tal notes. Twas like the muilo of a song to hear hint eall hie goats. The boy was genii as a kid, and J et as fullof fire, And dauntless as that royal bird, tho Alpine Urn mcrgeler, It Isn't much, Herr Consul, that such as I can orinz. But here is riierj 'swlno cup a Hltla simple thing; A Swltr.tr wine cup, fragrant still with all tbe sweet perfumes Of violets and forget me-aots, and choicest Alpine blooms; So take the cup, Ilerr Consul, and take the Alpine flowers; ,. For they may mind some Swltier lad of happy by- - gone nours. FUl up the little Swltxer cup with sparkling Swlt- xrr iw. A high health to Amerlet the cointry of tbe free I On presenting the cup and the little book of pressed flowers the goad old peasant woman took a bottle of red Swltmwlne from her rocket, and filling the eup, presented It to the Comul, and then drank herself, saylog, "Here's a health and a greeting to America, God Mess my boy's new fatherland." "God bless It," replied the Consul, " and Swttierland too." The oM woman thanked him with tears In her eyes, end went away, leav ing "Hiery's cup "and tbe Alpine blossoms be hind her, WIT " Tie s Iss psasaat's word for "wine," BY TELEGRAPH. FIIUU TIIICnBDXllVKUKXPCDITIO.V. Serious lie pulse or Gets. Banks Adrauce Corps Geu. Stoueraata In Command Our Loss Two Thousand. Cuicaqo, April 19. The Evening Journal pubUshcs letters from thoKed river expedition, dated Grand Ecore, April 10th and 11th, giving tho details of a severe Union disaster at Pleas ant Hill, Do Soto county, Louisiana. Onr cavalry of tho 3d and 4th divisions of tho 13th army corps, aacr a hard-fought bat tle, wore put to rout bv a larcclvsunerlor force of re kola. General Stoneman was In command of the movement. - The l9Lh army corps flasUy came tip and checked the pursuit. Our loss was 3,000. Tho enemy also lost heavily. General lUasom. who commanded the 3d and Ith divisions, was w oundod in tbo earlier part of tbo flghu -The Chicago mercantile battery lost all Its guns, 4 ofllccrs, and 23 men. Another Dispatch. renrnen I'ABticclaus, Chicago, April 111. Tho Journal's letter from Grand Ecore, of tho 10th Instant, says our cavalry had been driving tho enemy for two dsjs, but on tho forenoon of tho 8th scut back word for Infantry support 1. Gen. Han som In command of tho Third and Fourth di visions of the 13th corps, was ordered to send forward a brigade, and ho did so. At noon be followed with tho Fourth division, and after advancing about eight miles from where the Third division of his command and the Nine teenth corps were encamped, tho rebels made a stand, and our line, consisting of only 2,400 Infantry, was formed In a belt of tho wood with an open field In front, and tho enemy In tho woods on tbe other side. General Stono. chief of General Banks' stair. was on the field and took the direction of tho movements. General Ransom was in Uy or of advancing only In force, but Lis wish was disregarded. After a skirmish across this open Held for about an hour tho oueuy advanced upon us In overwhelming numbers, estimated at 10,000 strong. Gen. Hansom got all tho available troops to the front, and openod on tho enemy. JIo lost heavily, but advanced steadily. Soon all of tho cavalry gavo way aud tha Infantry fell back. In a few moments tbe enemy pressed closely up. The panic of tho cavalry so de moralized tho array that the retreat becamo a rout, ine ucnerai am an in his power to rally them, but lludlug It Impossible without reinforcements, mado every cflort to save the artillery. While endeavoring to get tho Chi cago Mercantile Uattery off salely Gen. Hansom was severely wounded In tho leg. Capt. Cyrus K. Dickey, hla adjutant, was Instantly klUod. Our loss was largo, probably two thousand. Tho Mercantile battery lost all Its guns. Capt. Whlto was taken prisoner. Lleuts. Throop and McUrldo w cro killed. Loss of tho battery in killed aud captured, yiO. Uut out of theso returned to camp after tho disaster. While tho -Uli division was falling back in disorder, tbo Ud division, numbering only l.hOO men, csmo up, end was immediately routed. Fi nally, the 1'JiU corps, 7,000 men, camo up and formed In line. They checked the enemy and held ihctn until wo got all tho trains otf, ex cept iuai 01 mo cavauy. The whole nrmy Is lolling back Lcre, where It must to reorganize before pro: ceding further toward Shrcveport. From Arkansas. Lai no, April 18. The steamer Lady Pike, fiora Memphis ou tbolCtb, hss pissed. On tho 4th, gunboat No. ,M captuied a rebel mall-carrier, near Caopell'i lilutr, Arkansas, with llvo hundrod Utters from HUbmond and other points, aud 6UOU0 percussion csps for Price's armv. Iho letters contained official communications for Shrcveport and considera ble federal monuy. A s.iuad of rebel recently captured rcprc- seutathe Clarku aud tho sherliV of Kansas county, Arkansas, and carried them off, burned a lot of cotton, and robbed soveral cotton buyers of scleral thousand dollars and let them go. The Great Uoston Hivlndler Sentenced .Vrralgumcul of the alalden Murderer, Boston. April 10. In the Superior Court to. dsy Edward P. Jcllrles was sentenced to two Years' hard labor lu tho 8tata prison. Thu case was one of extensive swindling. Jeffries occupied a high social business position, am! ior a uiuu was reputoa very wealthy. Tho arraignment of Edward A. Green, latu postmaster of Maiden, took pi aco In Lowull to-day beforo Judgo Hoar in tho Supremo Ju dlclal Court. The Indictment charged hint with tho wilful murder of Frank V. Converse, late teller of the Maiden Bank, to which Green pleaded guilty. Howas romsndui for sentence. Freucli Movcnieufe It Meilco. h. r,,..., .,.,-, Anrii is. The steomer Ori zaba, from Panama, brings letters from Aca- . . ... TI... M.nn.llAn nf fVlnf( puico 10 mo iowi. ..!......... . .- by 3,000 French U conttrmmJ. l'rupol have lcu rnida to old Juan Al voro to aikoowlcdge tb. empire. Ho declined to II, leu to thomiMld the French wore enemies of hi, eonntrjr, aud ho would reslet thum to the ,i extremity.