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Zt Corinth Mhx agtc. Corinth, Thursday August 7. i s 5 Army Surgeons. The post oF Surgeon i one of the most important iu tho Army and requires of its ocupant not only medical knowledge and skill, hut a determination to conscientiously perform ercry duty required hy the wants of the men. We have been with the army nearly a year and a half, and during that time have met w'th many excellent surgeons, and nearly an equal number who were unfit for the army, or, in fact any place else. At home the doctor knows that the growth of his practice depends upon his attention to his patients. Iu the army, as long as he answers to the surgeons call, and is in his place to prescribe for those who call, he may neglect every other duty which humanity demands of the doctor to his patient, and it makes no difference with his pay. This renders some of our surgeons mere nuisances, which should bo abated at the earliest mo ment, and would be if the fact could be fair ly" presented to the commanding General, who we know to be ever anxious that every attention should be paid to the sick and wounded of his family. We had the misfortune to get into the Hospital once, and there met with a model surgeon. His time was spent in the dispensa tory or the Hospital. He was surgeon, Hospi tal steward, ward master, nurse, and friend to ever one who fell under his care, and his kindness to each of the poor sufferers will be ever remembered by thcra, and their expres sions of gratitude will be to him a well eprtng Of pleasure very tlm li tVkloli.. of U in years to come. He was not a regular arm y surgeon, but was retained by the surgeon in charge of the Hospital as long as he would stay, and when he left carried with him the best wishes of his professional brethren and the boys who had been under his charge. He has gone home, wita the intention of settling his business and going into one of the regi ments raising under the late call of the President. The surgeon referred to is Dr. J. 8. Grinnell, of Morgantown, Indiana, and for two months assistant in the General Hospital here. Whatever regiment obtains his services will bo most fortunate, and will thank us for bearing witness to what we know of his services here. There arc many others who are exact counterparts of Dr. Grinnell, but unfortunate ly for the sick of our army they aro excep tions to tho rule. One of these days their practice will pass through tho same trying ordeal as did their medical acquirements be fore their appointments were confirmed. The manner in which their duties aro performed will bo made the subject of a rigid examina tion, and the "fino gold will be separated from the dress." The surgeons who ever conscientiously do all their duty will receive their reward, and thoso who draw their pay with for more alacrity than they examine the pulse of a patient, will have a chance to go home, to retiro to tho disgraceful obscuri ty which every ono who fails to do his duty in this time of our country's trial deserves . Botter be without any surgeon than one who takes less time to prescribe for a fellow-man, less interests in tho sufferings of a fellow man, than he would in those of his horse. We would say to our readers, that if thftre is any news, or anything of interest transpiring fci camp, wc would be pleased to be informed of it, so that we can make a mi nute of it in our little sheet. Hereafter, we calculate to have correspondents who will keep you posted on all matters. We are making arrangements for. telegraph dispatch es, and in our next will give you the " latest news." Lieut. Furlong of the Seventeenth Regi ment Wisconsin Volanteers has received the appointment of Commissary of tho Post, And entered upon his duties day before yes terday. We have known tac Lieutenant a long time, and know that he will make a good officer. a r ) 1 What Moan They ! There is a certain class of men living in the North that are doing all they can to em barras the President and interfere with our Generals, who are doing all they possibly can to crush this Rebellion. How wo would like to see all such vieu marching for the South, armed and fully equipped, with a rear guard of soldiers that are true to the cause f forcing them at the point of the bayonet. Must we tolerate treason longer shall we suffer the traitor at the North to express his bellish principles. We are in hopes not. Teach them a lesson by presenting a Revolver at their heads and unless they heed the ad vice given them blow their infernal brain3 out. IIve xio sympnthy with them what ever. It may be your Father or your Broth er that is secretly making use of every dodge and method to overthrow this Government, if so, make an example of them and those seeing your pood works will follow you. There is no use in treating our misguided bretheren of the South, as some calls them, with the milk and water policy but treat them as thev deserve ns traitors to our Government men that havo been and still are doing all they can to destroy the best Government the sun ever shone upon. By so doing, peace will speedily dawn upon our distracted country, and the Stars and Stripes will wavo where tho Pelican Flag waves to-day. Soldiers ! a few words to you. We know full well how many hardships you have to endure wo are acquainted with tho duties you have to perform, and as a comrade, one who will be with you, and for you at all times, and under all circumstances we would say never fear, all will be well." A few more days and you will hear the mutterings and groanings of tho treasonable South, asking piteously to come back to the Union again, and ?t is our irnpresston that they will have to bow and scrape for a long time before we will open our arms and em brace them as Bretheren. East Tennessee. Feople hereaway have ceased to wonder whv it ia that n.u. eirurt. ;t lir:irt ia not m.ida to relieve tho loyal men' od last Teh neAe Kyi sending a Federal army among them; and have settled down into tho belief that the advantages which -might have been gained by prompt action', 'must 'be' sacrificed, and all that country lost, to be regained only after a long and b!6odv struggle. Wc who know what the mattor is gave up long ago ; and when our -readers know that Floy ds old friend. Hon. Carlos Bucll, is the nigor $n in that fence, they will give up also. But why is that man continued in his command ? The above wc clip from the Chicago Tri bune, the meanest, contemptible sheet that ever was produced by any man. Talking about taking his command from him. We wonder if the editor of the Tribune is ac quainted with Gen. Buell if he has any knowledge of the bravo deeds that has been performed by him. We can testify "that Gen. Buell is a brave man a man that loves his country. Because ho is not an Abolitionist tho Editors of the Tribune wishes to know why his command is not taken from him. Would to God that we had more Buells aad less such men as the Editors of tho Tribune. Ilebcl Loss at Richmond. Somo of our officers who were taken pris oners at tho battles before Richmond, and were afterwards exchanged, state that the rebels marveled exceedingly at not finding more of our dead on tho fields of battle, and persuaded themselves into tho belief that wc buried them during the engagements. It was positively asserted by one that wo had buried in a single trench, near Malvern Hill, no less than 861 of our dead. A national officer, who was standing by, replied to the ridiculous statement of the rebel by calling his attention to tho fact of our commanders being men of common sense, and that as such they would not bo likely to desert the woun ded, leaving them in the hands of the ene my, for the sake of removing the killed. It is well known that all our killed and most of the severely wounded were left on the field of battle. Somo of the cnerav ex hibited considerable disappointment at 'not finding onr loss greater than it was, and even declared in the presence of Union soldiers prisoners that the rebel loss in killed alone was four to our one. Gov. Tod has notified the people of Ohio that if the State'3 quota of troopais not raided in forty days, drafting will be resorted to. Army Chaplains. We find in the Philadelphia correspon dence of the New York Observer very sad statements concerning the " shephrds " in the U. S7 army. One chaplain is reported to have '"preached but twice since he entered the rejnment." Another took no notice of the privates, but " was very attentive to tho officers. A third "played cards regularly every day, had preached but once, and then to a little squad, a portion of whom played cards during the service. Many of the sol diers seemed astonished when they were in formed, on a certain occasion, that it was Sunday, remarking that they did not know they cjver had any Sundays iu their regi ment. A So? JW)eafcs,one of our exchanges, and w regret ' say that the criticism is considera bly more than half just. We have been with tha army nearly eighteen months, and during that timo have heard but threo ser mons. We have always been in camp, and the fault is not ours that we have not heard more. Wo venerate and respect the true man of God. We dispiso tho wolf in sheep's cloth ing, who receives his pay, but leaves un performed every duty. There are too many army chaplains. Give us one to a brigade, one a division, or even one to a corps de armee. Let them be christians, and wc will make bv tho change. Geseral Nelson and the Negroes. We -learn on good authority that General Nelson has ordered five hundred negroes, belonging to rebel masters to bo sent to him, for the purpose of putting them to work for the benefit of the army. Wo are not informed as to the work they will be required to do, but suppose they will be made to aid in re building the bridges destroyed by tho rebels, and to construct fortifications. It might be a good plan to fortify Murfrecsboro. General Nelson has done exactly right in this case, and we hope his example will be extensively followed by our officers. Win 'don't our authorities find work for a few hundred ? They might be usefully employed for our ftlTTHv?x" ut- tha. sin,-iuua th,v cre keptrrvm aiding tho Confederate Govern ment. Wc hope the matter will be attended to promptly. General Nelson has given strict orders, we learn, that no loyal man's slaves shall be takeD, and the same rule would, of course, bo observed here. This is the policy. Weaken the enemy while you strengthen yourself, aiul make his resources serve your own necessities. Xashville Union. Major Bell. At Shiloh Major Bell per formed service for the Union. Ho belonged to an Indiana regiment, and was considered loyal. He shot an army officer, and pretend cd that it was done while in liquor, and un der the impression that he was killing rabid secesh. Since then he has been a prisoner with a ball and chain on his leg. Two nights ago he relieved himself of the ball aud chain, and is now doubtless down South. He should have been hanged, and if carght will be. Adams Kxtress CoirANr. Nowso'diers is the time to send home money and other valuables. Such an Express Company as the Adams should be prized highly, and moro especially in" these parts. You can safely send money, or any other valuable by this Company. J. A. Wentz, Agent, is a whole soul fellow and over is found at his post ready and willing to accommodate those who tirxy call upon him. You will find the Express Offico in tho Mobile & Ohio Rail Road Depot. Soldiers! forget not to call. Militay Commission. A Commission, headed by Col. Alex. Malloy, of the 17th Wisconsin regiment, sets in this town to morrow. They aro to try tho political prisoners now held here . Doubtless they will release quite a number, and certaiuly will they wrilo out justice fairly and squar ly to all. Our Canadian neighbors are getting sick of the trcops that maternal England has quar tered upon them. The soldiers stationed at Montreal are becoming famous for their bru tality and insubordination. Almost every day brings us fresh accounts of mutiny, insubord ination, and attempts to murder. A French genealogist has found out that the Empress Eugenie is the true heiress of the throno of Mexico, through her Spanish ancestors, who aro descendants of Montezuma. (ComsiiJMulcttCC. Jacinto, Mis3., Aug. 4, 18G2. Messrs. Editors: In looking over the Cin cinnati Gazette, I saw a letter published from Gen. Rosencrans, which meets the approba tion of every officer who reads it. At once put a stop to bounty.", and let every Gover nor of a Stale (like Gov. Todd, of Ohio,) say, if the required number of men are not forth coming on a certain day, I shall proceed to rafting. And by all means let the first men be sent to the older regiments now in the field, where they will have the benefit of ex ample, and officers to command them who have had experience in a year's campaign. Experience has taught us that raw troops cannot bo bsousht into the fiV-nil sustain themselves witk honor airain a "determined enemy, aud we must acknowledge that in all recent engagements it has been owing to efficient discipline and drill that wc have held our own. Within eight weeks terrific battles will bo fought, and if the recruits could be sent at once to the field , tjie associ ations in camp and tho benefit of competent officers would make them much better sol diers than they can expect to be where offi cers and men are equally unacquainted with the requirements and duties of the camp and field. Men are wanted to fill up tho ranks of the regiments now in the field to the max imum number, and wanted immediately. Twice threo hundred thousand more men will not suffice to bring this war to a success ful termination. II. General Orders. To day we publish two more orders from Gen Grant. Thoy are of a piece with those we have published in our last first issue. We would not add to, or take from any one of them. They arc wise altogether, and show Gen Grant to be not only a man that, loves his Country , but a true soldier. The more we see of him as commander the more are we satisfied with Gen. Halleck for making iiim his successor. Gen. Grant is all that we could wish and wo lovo him for his true Devotion to his Coun try, and for the course he has taken which has been the means of making hundreds of Gen. McPiierson. All around town are the foot-prints of Gen. McPherson. New Railroad buildings aro going up as if by magic. The road is doing more business than could be expected of it, and arrange ments arc being made to supply every want of the Governme irnmeut in the way o"f transporta- is all traceable to the energy with General has grappled with lho tion, and it which the General has grappl difficulties of his position. He will yet make secesh stock pay. te--a- fjT"Wo would call the attention of onr readers to the advertisement of G. II. Pohl mann's Jewelry Store, on Main street, No. 6, north of tho Corinth House. We take great pleasure in stating to our friends that they there can find any thing they wish in the line of Jewelry and prices lower than any other House in town. Wc havo called several times and was cordially received by Mr. Lienemeyer's, tho gentleman who is agent for tho firm. We can sav to tho sol dier, go aud examine his stock for yourself. You will not only find Mr. L., a gentleman, but ono that will sell you goods reasonable. He will have a fresh supply of goods from St. Louis in a day or so. Give him a call. SCTLER3 TOUR ATTENTION. We Call up- on you to peruso the advertisement of Scanlan Brothers, relating to sutler's stores. We have examined this stock aud pronounce it the largest, nicest aud cheapest stock of goods ever brought to this market. We think you will find it to your interest to pur chase goods of this firm. Call and satisfy yourselves. 07"Wc understand that our friend Jen nings, who was employed in the Quartermas ter's Department, has finally coucluded to remain in Corinth. We are glad that ho has acted tho wise part on making up his mind to tarry with us. Our acquaiutance with Mr. Jennings has been of the most pleasing character, and we havo found him to bo not only a "good loyal man but a noble hearted fclloic." Our fervent wish is that his path through life may be strewed with blessings and ten dollar gold pieces. Sam. Houston again dead. The Boston Possavs: "A gentleman who arrived in this city on Saturday, from Texas, states that Gen. Sam Houston is positively dead, and that before he died he requested the old fiag to bo brought, that ho might die as he had lived under the stars and stripes." The Jews. Wc are in tho hands of the Jews. To us they are rather tho sons of Ishmael than the children of Abraham. They are every where, where money is to be made. They rather detest the musket. They find danger there and' little monisb. They are sharks, feeding upon the soldiers. General Grant, has determined to rate them a nuisance, and abate it suddenly. If he will give an order to fill tho broken regi ments from tho Jews who are following tho army, the regiments will be filled, and a cry ing evil abated. Pinch back watches, brass rings, Oreide jewelry, is palmed off upon the bovs bv a set of fellows who contribute noth iug to the support of the country in her troubles. Let them be abolished. V in L- - It - T I 11 attention of the boys visiting Corinth to thij House. Since our last there has been an ad dition to the clerks' department. We notice the countenance of Charlie Howe in the office, and know from a long acqu". 'anc with him that he will do well by every one. The Tishomingo is and will be the hotel of Corinth. Sutler's Stores. Spencer & Wells, at the Tishomingo, are daily receiving an un usual amount of Sutler'B Goods, and they are selling them at fcuch prices as keep them well cleaned out all the timo. We don't know how it is, but they seem to sell at about the same price that tho frieght costs. Whea they do this, they wili"not lack customers. Harvy Beach and Sam Teesdale make some difference in the sales, and they are going to stay. - - Medical Department. The medical, stores here are in the hands of Dr. Wm. Grimstead.and could not be in better. Yar3 ago wo slept with him in the swamps of the Mississippi, and from that day to this, we have known him as a successful Physician. Wnatevcr tho army wants he will supply. General Court Marshal. A general Court Martial has been in session here for some time. Maj. Reynolds, of the 16th Wisconsin is President ; Capt. McFarland, I H "miUnmrnm .i ."' M'n.il III W Hi the Court aro Cap'ts. Marain, Kittle, McDcr mott, Lieut. i. They are an intelligent body of men and will do their whole dutr. A Match for Kbaubegarh. A letter from a Rebel prisoner to his sweetheart was inter- j c or two nce. The writer say, ! th1 Pr,30n.eM are halfstar by the Yankees, I f .at -in commS througli Philadelphia. fashionably dressed ladies were furious with rae, and would have essayed to tear them to pieces, but for the guard. The fellew would make a capital secretary for Beauregard. Head Quarters, District West Tenx. Corinth, Miss., July 25, ISO-. General Orders, No. Ofi I When Commissary stores have been shipped through tho Quarter Masters Department from one Commissary to anoth er, tho Commissary to whom they'havo been assigned, will, in all ca;'es, receipt to tho parties first shipping exactly according to tho invoice furnished. II When tho stores received do not correspond with invoices furnished, tho re sponsibility can be placed upon the carrier or Quarter Master, as the fault may lay up on the one or tho other, by the action of a Board of Surrey. See paragraphs 101S, 1022 and 1033, Revised Army Regulations. III It is the duty of Quarter Masters to seo that they receive tho wholt number of packages on each invoice and in tho con dition stated. Failing in tlm they arc justly held liablo for all deficiency. By command of Major Gkx. IT. S. Grant. J NO. A. RAWLINS, Assistant Adjutant General. Head Quarters, District WeTenn. Corinth, Miss., July 28, 18G2. Gzneral Orders, No. C5. I Hereafter no Passes will be given to ctizona of States in Rebellion, to pass into our lines at anj- of the Station? from Tus cumbia to Memphis, including Bolivar, ex cept to persons employed on secret service and to these only by Generals Commanding Divisions. II Deserters from the Rebel Army or those claiming to be such, presenting them selves to the outer guards, will be taken as prisoners, and sent under guard to tho near est commanding officer, who will give them a thorough examination, and will only re lease them on their taking tho oath of alle gianco and his conviction that tho persons so released take tho oath in good faith, and with the intention of going north. P.1 G??ds wiH not bo permitted to pass out in any direction where they may bo car ried south of our linos, nor persons except when employed in secret service, and then only on permits from Division Commanders. By Commandof MajorGfn. XT. S. GRA4. JNO. A. RAWLINS, Auistur.t Adjti7ii Gcr.trcl.