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E. D. PENN, Editor
VOL. I. (the Corinth War &i0fc. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MOBNIMJ BY Ebridgc D wight Feiin. Q TERlvia OF GtJBPCRT-PTIOT. .a " t PRINTING .We are supplied with a fine assortment of tevery description of Job Type, and have ev ery facility for the execution of " PtAiN AND FANCY PRINTING, in ft style unsurpassed in thd State. Orders for Handbills, Cards, Circulars, and till kinds of Blanks, promptly attended W. The Vying Soldier. MAVP MULLFR. It was the holy Sabbath evening ! The gun lingered in the west, casting A radiant halo far around and above, Till one fancied the gates of the heavenly City thrown wide open, and its beauty And brightness gleaming down upon us. Far as the eye could reach. shono the Tents of the Northern legions, and from Them, borne on the gentle wind; caiuo The voice of one whose years had not Yet reached a score, btit whtisc" feet wcro Entering the Valley of Death, telling of Ilopes blighted Anticipations never to be reahzdd, And all the old sad tale of AzraeL And I must die ! slowly my breath conies now And death's chill dew3 are gathering on my brow. Around trty heart I feel the subtle toueh Of hi3 coli ley fingers. Oh ! how much I long far but a moment's sight df those Best loved ones, ere I seek the grave's report. Oh ! it is hard to die in life's fair spring With honor's path before infc Opening, How londiv nave I dream Wl n wm a narrin, 1 "With thoso who deemed lt.'.rt the years gone For home and country, sweet and beautiful to die. Oh, comrades brothers ! gather closer rOdnd My bed, and let me har again the sound Of your kind voices, Crci I start upon The path so many of our boys liave gone. Like they, and I, Oh ! may'yb'u' hbver know Of dying far from hOHib the utter, titter woe. Ah, well ! 'twill sotm be past. Tho bitter , blow Is lessening nofr ; rind round mo soft and low, Float sounds of sweet angelic harmon. The opening gates of Paradise I gee, While thb'.so dear ones,- who've Crossed the strcatn before, Stand waiting, watching for rriC, on the eth er shore; You'll tell ray rtidthcr, boys, when yoii get hoine, I thought t!f her, amid death's gathering gldoiri, My FistcnJ., tod, tell them I wait them there Where coirtcs nd war nbr parting, pain hbr care, And father, hot to mdiirn my short race tun, That many other fathers weep for other sons. There, that is all. Noiv, boys, a last farewell, We'll meet tl&ain, how soon, we cannot tell, i'or the last time thd south wind fails my Rwteet peace fend calinncss steal upon me how, liow light it prrtws ! I see th further shore With all the shining hdsts; There, boysj avo part rid more; HOW CbNSCRtFfS ARE lUlMfcD IN ArkAII- 6Ab. A letter fiord Madison, Ark., says : I find tho utmost consternation existing -irjng the lOJpIeali along the route, in re gard to the terrible military despotism thoy nffl laboring under. Almost every man capable of bearing arms is being forced into the rebel army. It works thii3 : An order COfees from an officer of General Hindman's and by tho way there are hundreds in this tdtvn wild would willingly take the lifo of that niah that a person shall have three days in which td report himself to head Quatters or procure & suitable substitute. At the end tif the specified time, unless the man notified tomes forward, he is hunted out and fotced into a guard house, where he is kept Until he expresses a willingness to shoulder a musket The majority of tho army of 12,000 men, which Hindman has in this State, are conscripts raised in this manner. The greatest number do not wait to be forced into the ranks. If notified, they wait until their time nearly expires, and then come voluntarily forward. But I am assured by hundred that they only do this because they are compelled to, and that they do not proposs to rgbt & Proprietor. coniXTii, PigftUawfluis.- The Editor's Tragedy A strange and painful tragedy has just been records! which should touch some- A, uer iiirn.c, u:o vojeci oi ims tragedy, ap pears to have been -one of that class of pro vincial editors in whom the possession of literary capacity inspires a deep pride and sense of power. We by no means which to attribute such feelings exclusively to cur provincial brethren. The habit of tracing Swift comments, often cf passing hasty judg ment, on human beings and their actions or rather on thoro particular phantasms of our own minds, which for tno'hlomont we as sume to represent the men and their 'actions j inspires- sc-.ncthiiig of this tone iri all critics of passing events ; and tills is, indeed, their characteristic danger. Cut in none is this sense of empty power mere likely to be intoxicating and dangerous than in those who are bt.it half-versed in the' supreme un certainties of literature, who do not see that even the highest literary estimates of men and things are vague half-views, with much that is essential to the truth still left iu shadow, lo this perhaps self-elevated class Of border-laud literature Mr. Birnio apparent ly belonged. lie had been editor cf the UhesUr-U-Slred Literal in ' Durham; and there; apparently, had so far succeeded as to aspird after a more independent position. He became editor and proprietor Of the FaftirJc Literal to which he was in the habit cf con tributing a weekly leader, signed "The dock of thd Steeple," a nom deplarte probably in- fmrW r in!V thn .;. ,u lit oit--1 . - vey wmen tns eaitonai minu tooiv 01 tne towri and its neighborhood, as it looked to every quarter cf the compass. Unfortuiiato ly he1 never taught himslef td distrust wide intellectual surveys; at least in his own case, and his IlxVcirJc Liberal failed; Leaving his wife and family still in Chester-le-Strcet, he then went to Kdinhurgh to seek work, fell into bad living arid bad company, was rob bed of almost all he had, and in the remorse for thd injury hd had thus inflicted on his wjfe and children, attempted suicide by an overdose of laudanum, which, however, he took in such largo quantities as to make him sick ; and this for the time saved his life. Still the cock would not come down from his steeple. The editor had proved not only the ingratitude of the public, but on a .small scale that unsoundness iu his own surveys of "men and things," which might well have taught him to distrust them still more on a larger scale, and yet the pride which is so often fed by this wonderful pdwer of writ ing out our glib, false views, or at best half views of human affairs, clung to him to the last. He set out on foot on his return to" Chcster-ld-23treet, apparently with a design Of killing himself by' exhaustion, certainly with a fixed resolve not to avert this fate by any concession of pride. Ho had but a few pence in his pocket, and a few of the cher ished literary " contributions ' of his own pen. Ho kept a journal by the way, editing as it were his last bouts, and specifying with care the exact details of his suffering ; and we mut say that the" brief sentences which he entered during tho last few days of his are not tainted by any touch of literary af fectation, btit the simplest utterances cf hu man anguiib. For days, wo arc told, he never had his clothes off, never rested on a bed, and seldom under cover at all ; tasted no food btit what his pence would buy, and drank Only water. . On the night of the 12th Febrtiary he reached Morpeth, spent his last penny on a roll, mistook the road, became overpowered by suffering and fatigue, and crept into a stack, near Stobhill brick-works, to die. For nine days he lay there without either food or drink, but on the ninth found strength to creep out for water, yet would solicit no help, and crept back again. On the twelfth day he records that he can no longer creep out for water. On the fourteenth day of (February 25th) he was discovered and taken to the workhouse hospital, whero he died of. mortification of both legs the !c 3u$t anil few km" 4f Mississippi, Thursday, same night, his feet being so swollen at it was necessary to cut off hisboot3. Tho fol lowing tvere his last entries in tho diary entries singularly pathetic, whether vrl sup pose them to be his last excuses to the .rorld, Ot lha true vJtcrturr of h's tr-;. nr. . truty.pihr.p, t'tiu:jvr: .yLtC. a , hursday, February 13th -I I'd ; ncv laid under some straw, by a hay?tacK near Morpeth, last night and all clay ; God nows if ever I will be able to proceed further. I would like to have got to Chcstcr-le-4;:rcet, j to bo buried there, that my poor wife , when she looked cu my grave, might foigh. and weep. " .Saturday, 15tll.One week niy punish ment has lastod. i still lie here, buvery weak and much pained in tho bovVe!"., "Sabbath ICth. Another day hout feodor drink; cold. When will thTrial be over ? " Monday, 17th.0 Cod ! grant mo pati ence. " Tuesday, ISth.'Alone, without tf foul to see or speak to; a bit of bread, or ; Sop of drink for six days and niglits ; howjbng can it bo ? . ' 14 Wednesday, l9th.This cannot hold cut long. Help, 0 Lord ! ' i ; "Friday, 21st Tho ninth day v.i'hcut food ; got a drink of water last night. ; " Sabbath, 23rd.- Eleven davs : mv cgs are useless. 0 God ! when will it end ? "Monday, 21th. Oh, I, am weary; ;me part of my body appears to bo dead. .' 1 tan not go for a drink now. 2lth February. Seventeen days' suffering ; diking that n:rie had twice a "piece of bread, twelve C'iys without a morsel. wan. 1 meet him without fear. Jcfs is all. Oh, Ho has saved me, yet so as by fire, these thirteen days. 0 bless Him for them ; to Hint I commit my soul; my meruon-, ruy familyj my all. Amen." The strange absence, herd, of that self horror which the intention of suicide usual ly creates, and the curious appearance in its place of that glow ot unhealthy enthusiasm unhealthy in the agony of such a death which lights up the poor nian's reeling brain in hi3 last hour, are singularly painful the more so, perhaps, if they were intended for the woild than if they were not. Ju these last days the poor editor's sutvey of himself can scarce have been more complete or faith ful than his intellectual surveys of Falkirk from tho steeple-lop. Mixed with the prayers for help and the hope of pardon there must have como many a bitter doubt, or, if not, at least many ail image which would havo caused doubt had his miikl been clear. Yet; perhaps, after all, these brief editorials on his own fate were not much less incomplete or distorted net only tha'n this particular editor's liberal teachings to Falkirk, but even many of the most valuable products of our editorial clas3 in general. Those precious literary contributions in his pocket that aided no doubt to nerve -Jr. Birnie, in the midst cf the most terrible pangj of famine, against admitting- th&cts cf beggary, and the consequent duty of bc Hncr from his fdlow-mcnagainst how many equally stern facts of life do tliey rot nervo the literary class to rebellion? How few men of us all can look at the fact as it is, if a literary reputation intervenes betvreen it and our eyes ? This man is not the only beggar who has impilted to himself a literary righteousness that he' had not. To us there seems something representative as vrcll as tratric about his career. The confusion b'e- O twecn the prido of writing and the pride- of seeing, which took his editorial imagination up to a pinnacle from which he couU see, not indeed all the regions of the earth, but all the dwellings of his audience ; the over throw of his ambition causing iutoxitiou rather than humiliation ; the stubborn litera ry pride, which urged him to a double act of suicide, and kept him to the last from appeal ing to the mercy of his fellow-men , and, finally, the triumphant register of his suf ferings, M-ritten in the tone of a martyr, with the eternal world so close upon hia and so augt 7, isgs. dimly seen these things should have more than the interest of personal details to litera ry men. It recalls something of poor Hay don's history. Artistic and literary pride, and the thick veil it interposes between those - which the' profess to ceo more clearly than other men, constitute one Cf the mdst pain ful phases of intellectual culture. Crit:cisni is a blinding task. Those who glory in their own successful editing of this strange world j and its events are seldom able to acquiesce in that only authorized edition of their own life which is warranted by the Providence of God. A French StOry; In 17G9, a gentleman was pissing late at hjght over Hont Xenff,(Paris with a lantern. A man came up to him and said : " Bead this paper." r- Hc held up the lantern and read as follows: , 4 Speak not a word when this you've read, Or in an instant you'll be dead ! Give um vour money, watch and ringp, With other valuable things Then quick in silence, you depart. Or I, with knifo will cleave" your hc'tlrt!" Not being t man of much pluck, the affrighted gentleman gave up his watch and money, and ran off. He soon gave alarm; and the highwavman wa3 arrested. ' What have you to say for yourseif?" inquired the magistrate before whom" the robber was arrainged. " That I am not guilty cf the fobhe", thoilgh I took the. watch and money.'' "Why net guilty? asked the magistrate. " Simply hecausc I can neither read ntfr write. I picked up the note just at the mo ment I met this gentleman "with a lantern- 1 A politely asked him to read it for rtic; He complied with m request, and presently handed me his vratch and purse, arid ran off. I supposed the reaper Id be of. great value to him, and that he t!iu3 liberally rewarded me for finding it. He gave mo no time to" return thanks, which act cf politeness i was ready to perform. . - ' The 'gentleman Accepted the plga tfthe robber, a"nd withdrew his coniplaint. Vely Lucid. That valiant wit, Orpheus C. Kerr, of tho Mackerel Brigade, after de scribing a fierce equestrian combat between " Villiara Brown," of the United States of America, and Captain "Munchausen," of the Southern Confederacy, closes as follows : "Ha!" says " Villiam," gazing severely at Company 3, Regiment 5, as it came pouring forward, "has the Southern Confederacy concluded to submit to the United States of America ?" What the answer was, niy boy, I am not allowed to say ; but you may rest satisfied that a thing has been done which I am not permitted to divulge; arid should this lead, as I hope it will, to' a ntoverrient t am not suffered to make public, it cannot fail to result in a consumption which 1 arri for bidden lo make known. But if, on the other hand, tlic strategic movement which t am not at liberty to describe should bd followed by a stroke I ani restrained from explaining, you will Cud tho 'effect it would net bo judici ous iri mo to set forth will produce a con sequence which thoWar Department denies me the privilege of developing. A Railroad Cak Built in One Day. An English paper states that a railway car was built complete, filled with goods for the great Exhibition, and conveyed from Manchester to Lcndoti, in twenty-four hours. This feat T7as performed at the works of Mr. Ashbury, Manchester, and several distinguished per sons were present to witness the operations. At 7 o'clock, A. M., the iron to bo used was in the pig and tho timber in logs. In. 43 minutes the latter was cut. The planing, mortising, etc., was finished in a few minutes after 10 o'clock, when the smiths began. Their work ended at 2:15 P.M. At 1 o' clock the wrought iron work, such as axies, tires, ete., was done, and at 6:16 P. M. this had left the planing shop finished. - The car was completod at 6:35 P. M., and hair an hour subsequently it started for the great me tropolis, with a lead of articles for the Exhi bition. . .. TERMSPay ill Advance. NO. 2. Frohi the Kew Tdrk fexpress. Gcucral ItlcClcllan. ti eneral McCJellan is no hetvspaper herd. He declines to speak for himself. Ho bean and forbears, and if ncrer.tcciptad ta plae his name before the country, everi when most grossly assailed in high and low places. He. remains with his army, assured of their love, confidence and respect Now and then he enforces respect from open traducers and half-way defcridcrsj as iri thd TirHe3 to-day when it says : ln tho great wdrk of organising drl arrriy he has proved his pbssessidn" of the highest afcility ; his siege of Yorktdwn (vhether it might have been avoided or not) was 4 masterpiece of successful soldiership ; his preparations ibr ah advance tlpon Richmond were complete and pdrfect ; he has the rard quality of inspiring cbnfidence and thorough . respect among his troops, and his conduct of the retreat to tho James River was a most masterly execution of one of the most dif ficult and dangerous rrlovements which ari afrhy is ever compelled td make." Sometimes it is asked why he did not gd up the James River, instead of the York and Pairiunkey. The answer is that "had the Navy Department destroyed the Merrimacin time, the dairies Rivel' would havo been se lected, lie jvas heyrjrid Yorktown before the Merrimac was destroyed, and his supplies had been sent Up tho York River to the Pa munkey. Had Jackson been engaged intria valley by Fremont, or had Mcdowell, on the Rappaliatinock, co-operated vigorously and prevented the rapid flank and rear movement of Jackson upon ifcClcllan.or had sufficient reinfoicTOer;sbvTi sent to 3fcCMlan to pro- iC J -Liwrxj-f.'cLi -lt.v -base .it - White House to his advance position at Fair Oaks arid Mcchanicsville a distance of twenty hides there would have been nd necessity for thanging his base ; but had lie not done so, and done so skillfully,-his whole" army would have been captured. Another question is ariswero'd as fcllowi by the "Herald:'' The query is piit; sortfctirries, why McClcliari did not make Washington his base of opera tions, and proceed overland, by way of Cen trcville and Manassas, to Richmond. Those whb ask this question are either entirely ignorant of the ait of war, or they maliciously iridUlgein clap trap to tickle thd cars of the iriultitudd. Iri the first place, iri a march froiri Washington to Richmond, McCIellrin could have no natural protection of a sfca or great river for either of his flanks; and the lirid of cpefatio'ris is so extremely long", being end hundred arid Seventeen miles as a bird would fly; that it would have re quired an army of double his number td protect his cC'mmunicdtiOris with his baso; His arrriy wouid have had td fc'a supplied! en tirely by wagon's, and hd wduld have' need odf about seveii thousand of tkerif ; and thy would havd teen liable to bo cut off con tinually by an cntcrrTiging cberriy like' th'afr led by Jaeksori; Then along tliat route fortification's tfere erected and "batteries established which' would have reuderad it impracticable', unless to' much larger army than was placed at tmi disposal of McUlellan: His force' would have had to be spread over a great width' 6f country, from the Potomac to' the' mbriritairisv in order to prevent his flanks beln ftrrCcd or his lines penetrated ;: so that while" hef was, marching on Richmond', he might havo dis . covered, when too lato to' prevent it, that t 1Q enemy was on his vay to Washington, fan(l that it must inevitably fall into' his har General1 McCieUan' had! tbe cdncurr cnc0 cf eight of twelve of his Generate iu te routQ taken towardis- Richmond, and we believe also that hVhad the' advice ar & approval of General Scott. OS course, 1 .aistorv will do" this man justice,- and so will his loyal, Union-loving csuntryme , notwithstanding the assertion cf the Tir s tbat tbe faith in his- ability ' kad an army in ih9 to ;-ttory W jeen greatly ahaten." tcrtwr float Where brt&Ur st&cdard theft A-t v ttr ' 8 ' 01 1 w&cath our fct lw"tt -m's Bcnaf r vavirg 0'r us. . , ' - , ( ' . " " " ' -- ... 1 j 1, ;iin i t-- ir . , ' , f ' "k ' '"'