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THE DAILY CITIZEN
J. M. SWORDS Proprietor VICKSBURG. MISS. THURSDAY. JULY 2. 1863 The following excerpts are from the Daily Citizen, published by J. M. Swords at Vicksburg, Miss., and bearing the date of Thursday. July 2, 16€3. The Citizen was printed on wall paper during the memorial seige in which for months General Grant with the Northern army was encompassed about the southern city. The Citizen is quite a relic of the war days. The following are some of the items taken from this one-page paper containing four short columns: We are indebted to Major Gillespie for a steak of Conferedate beef alias meat. We have tried it, and can as safe our friends that if it is render ed necessary they need have no scru ples at eating the meat. It is sweet, savory and tender, aud so long as we have a mule left we are satisfied our soldiers will be content to subsist on it. Grant's forces did a little firing on Tuesday afternoon but the balance of that day was comparatively quiet. Yesterday morning they were very still and continued so until early in the afternoon, when they sprung a mine on our left center, and opened fire along the line for some distance. We have not been able to ascertain anything definitely as to our loss, '< but as our officers were on the look out for this move of the enemy, the expectations were not realized by a j great deal. Among many good deeds we hear spoken of with pride by our citizens, we cannot refrain from mentioning the case of Mr. F. Kiser. This gen t leman, having more corn than he ; thought was necessary to last him during the siege of this place, por tioned off what would do him for the brief interval that will ensue before the arrival of succor to our garrison, and since that time has relieved the wants of many families free of charge! May he live long and pros per, and his name be handed down to posterity when the siege of Vicks burg is written, as one iv whose breast the "milk of human kindness" has not dried up. Porter is enjoying a season of rest, and hfs men are doubtless obliged to him for his kind consideration for their welfare. On Tuesday he fired a few shots from his parrots, and kept his men tolerably busy sharp shooting across the river, with no •other result that might be expected. The mortars have not been used for nearly forty-eight hours. Poor fool, he might as well give up the vain aspiration of capturing our city or extermination of our people, and re turn to his master to receive the re ward such as a gasconading dolt will meet at the hands of the unappreciat ing government at Washington. If aught would appeal to the heart of stone of the extortioner with suc cess, the present necessities of our citizens would do so. It is needless to attempt to disguise from the enemy or our own people that our wants are great, but still we can con scientiously assert our belief that LADIES BRING YOUR COMBINGS TO THE PERFECTION BEAUTY PARLOR AND HAIR STORE. Will make mounted puffs of comb, tags for 20 cents for the next two weeks. Will be pleased to meet the ladies of Wenatchee. NELIA PARKER, Room 17 Central Hotel, Over Red Cross Drug Store. BEAUTY PARLOR Hairdressing, Shampooing, Manicur ing, Face and Scalp Massage. Also carry full line of Hair Goods, Switches, Puffs, Pompadores and Rats from combings. Wenatchee ladies invited to call. Hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. ALICE HUTTON Room 22, First National Bank Bldg. Phone 1220. $25 Per Acre Cash Balance on easy terms, wiN buy five or ten acre tracts that in five years will be worth $1,00 per acre. Planted to best corn- mercial variety winter apples, with one of the best water rights in the 'state, 30 cents per acre maintenance fee. Land all level and water running to every tree. Rome Beauty Orchard Tracts Lock Box 93. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909. there is plenty within our lines, by an exercise of prudence, to last long after succor reaches us. We are sat isfied there are numerous persons within our city who have breadstuffs secreted, and are doling it out at the most exorbitant figures to those who had not the foresight or means at their command to provide for the exigency now upon us. A rumor has reached us that parties in our city have been and are now selling flour at five dollars per pound! molasses at ten dollars per gallon! and corn at ten dollars per bushel! We have uot as yet proved the facts upon the parties accused, but this allusion to the subject may induce some of otir citizens to ascertain whether such i prices have been paid, and to whom; and, if so, let a band not only be placed upon their brow, but let it be ; seared into their very brain, that humanity may scorn and shun them las they would the portals of hell ■ itself. Good News—ln devoting a large portion of our space this morning to Federal intelligence copied from ■the Memphis Bulletin of the 25th, !it should be remembered that the news, in the original truth, is white washed by the Federal Prevost Mar i shal. who desires to hoodwink the poor Northern white slaves. The for i mer editors of the Bulletin being rather pro-southern men. were ar rested for speaking the truth when truth was unwelcome to Yankeedom, : and placed in the chain gang work | ing at Warrenton, where they now ; are. This paper at present is in ! duress, and edited by a pink-nosed. 1 slab-sided toad eating Yankee, who :is a lineal descendent of Judas Is cariot and a brother germain of tbe greatest Puritanical, .sycophantic, '' howling scoundrel unhung—Parson Brownlow. Yet with such a char acter, this paper cannot cloak the fact that Gen. Rob't E. Lee has given Hooker. Milroy & Co. one of the best and soundest whippings on record, and tbafthe "glorious Union" is now exceedingly weak, in the knees. Gen. Rob'r E. Ijee, Again. Again we have reliable news from the gallant corps of Gen. Lee in Vir ginia. Elated with success, encour aged by a series of brilliant victories, marching to and crossing the Rap pahannock, defeating Hooker's right wing, and thence through the Shen andoah Valley, driving Milroy from Winchester and capturing 6000 of his men and a large amount of valuable stores of all descriptions, re-enter ing Maryland, holding Hagerstowu, threatening Washington City, and within a few miles of Baltimore —on- ward and upward their war cry— our brave men under Lee are strik ing terror to the hearts of all Yan keedom. Like the Scottish chieftan's braves, Lee's men are springing up from moor and brake, crag and dale, with flashing steel and sturdy arm, ready to do or die in the great cause of national independence, right and honor. Today the mongrel adminisT tration of Lincoln, like Japhet, are in search of a father —for their Abe has departed to parts unknown. Ter ror reigns in their halls. Lee is to the left of them, the right of them, in front of them, and all around them, and daily do we expect to hear of his being down on them. Never were the French in Algeria more put out by the raids of Ab Del Kader than are the Federals of Maryland, Washington City, Pennsylvania and Ohio by the mercureal movements of Lee's cavalry. Like Paddy's flea are they to the Federals —now they have got them, and now they have n't. The omnipresence of our troops and their throwing dust in the eyes, or rather on the heels of the panic stricken Federals in Maryland and Pennsylvania, clearly porve that Lee just now is the right man in the right place. We lay before our readers in this issue an account of Lee's brilliant and successful onslaught upon the abolition hordes, and show, c'en from their own record, how our gallant boys of the cavalry have fleshed their swords to the hilt with TWISP, WASH. their vaunting foes, and how each musket of -our infantry has told its fatal leaden tale. Today Maryland is ours, to morrow Pennsylvania will be, and tbe next day Ohio—now midway, like Mohammed's coffin—will fall. Success and glory to our arms! God and right are with us. On Dit—That the great Ulysses— the Yankee Generalissimo, surnamed Grant —has expressed his intention of dining in Vicksburg on Saturday, next, and celebrating the 4th of July by a grand dinner, and so forth. When aslfled If he would invite Gen. Jo Johnston to join he said "No, for fear there would be a row at the table." Ulysses must get into the city before he dines in it. The way to cook a rabbit is "first to catch the rabbit," &c. • Yankee News from all Points. Philadelphia, June 21. 2:30 a. m. —The following is all the news of interest in the Washington Star: Major Brazell of the United States volunteers, received intelligence from Fayette county, Pa., this morn ing that the rebels in heavy force were advancing on Pittsburg via the National road, leading from Cumber land across the Alleghany mountains. Their pickets had reached Grants ville, Md., thirty-eight miles from Uniontown. Fayette county, Perm., on Wednesday evening last. It is reported in Washington today that two members of Hooker's staff were gobbled up by the guerrillas last night in the vicinity of Fairfax. Harrisburg, June 20. —Operations were commenced on our side today by a portion of a New York cavalry regiment, capturing twenty rebel prisoners at McConnelsburg, in Ful ton county. Col Lawrence with a portion of the 127 th Pennsylvania regiment, (mounted) captured a squad of reb els, who were marauding on this side of the river. We hold Chambersburg, and the citizens are arming and fortifying the city. Gen. Couch had ordered that the place be held. The Fortifications opposite the city are considered impregnable. The rebels are known to be 3000 strong at Hagerstown and Williams port. The rebels hold the north bank of the Potomac river, from Cumberland to Harper's Ferry. Gen. Letry drove them out of Cumberland, and when they left they threatened to return and furnish themselves with horses and forage. The rebels have done an immense amount of damage. It is thought Gen. Rhodes is oppo site Williajnsport with 20.000 men. The rebel Gen. Inboden is reported as advancing, but this is considered doubtful. Frederick, Md., June 20. —The enemy's cavalry left Boonsboro last evening after capturing a number of horses, and returned to Hagerstown. yesterday. Six thousand infantry are report ed to have crossed at Williamsport. It is not believed they will visit Frederick:. The enemy has nearly 6,000 in under Gen. Rhodes. Two regiments of infantry and a squad of cavalry are at Sharpsburg, and the remain der are encamped between Williams port and Hagerstown. No artillery has been sent over, nor have any troops crossed since yesterday morn ing. Gen. Kwell has left Willianisport and gone to the main body of his command, stationed at Charleston. Lee's army is not known to be within supporting distance of Ewell, and it is very probable that the force now in Maryland will not penetrate far ther north. The cavalry force num bers about twelve hundred, under Jenkins. The party that first advanced up on Greencastle and Chambersburg numbered only six hundred and fifty. Tbe ltecent Federal liosses at Vicks burg There is an old saying that habit soon becomes second nature. In the habit of falsehood the Yankees have become so perfect that it may justly be estimated as not only their sec ond nature, but their first nature. Indeed to such an extent have they progressed in the habit of falsehood that we not only doubt all that they may say of their enemies but we doubt even some themselves. For instance, a late date journal, teem ing with the odor of wooden nut megs, "pumpkin pies," and adorned with all the devices of patent back acting, rotary motion, self-revolv mousetraps, and perpetual pendulum action wooden work clock says: "We are constrained to admit that our position before Vicksburg is lit erally covered for miles with our dead. We have to acknowledge a loss of about 15.000 killed ou'right. This will make our in dead and wounded alone, not counting the missing—4s,ooo. Probably our en tire loss is 50.000 or 60,000 men. At such a rate how long will the siege of Vicksburg last?" Like the celebrated Dr. Johnson's religion, so about Yankee truth, the least said about it the better. And so it seems, for during the past two years we do not remember that the subject has been alluded to —only negatively —at all. Victimized —We learned of an in stance wherein a "knight of the quill" and a "disciple of the black art," with malice in their hearts and vengeance in the eyes, ruthlessly put a period to the existence of a vener able feline that has for time, not within the recollection of "the old est inhabitant," faithfully discharged the duties to be expected of him to the terror of sundry vermin in his neighborhood. Poor defunct Thomas was then prepared, not for the grave, but for tbe pot, and several friends invited to partake of a nice rabbit. As a matter of course, no one would wound the feelings of an other especially in these times, by re fusing a cordial invitation to dinner, and the guests assisted in consuming the poor animal with a relish that did honor to their epicurean taste. The "sold" assure us the meat was delicious and pussy must look out for her safety. The Federal General McClernand until recently outside the rear of our city has been superceded. He and Grant could not run in the same har ness. He was for splurging and Grant for gassing, both got the log gerheads. So poor Mac had to leave, and Grant has all his own way. The Yanks outside our city are considerably on the sick list. Fever, dysentery and disgust are their com panions, and Grant is their master. The boys are deserting daily and are crossing the river in the region of Warrenton, cursing Grant and abo litionists generally. The boys are down upon the earth delving, the burrowing, the bad water and the hot weather. Gone Out —The National Intelli gencer of Washington, has closed its long career in a suspension and sale of its effects at auction. It has been highly respectable and very mische vlous in its day and generation. An old Union prop falls with it. If we had the writing of its epitaph we should say. Old Grimes is dead." NOTE. JULY 4th, 1563. Two days bring about great BOAT EXCURSION —to Chelan -— For 4th of Jul The C. & 0. Boat Company announces a rate (including stage fare) of $4.00 Round trip good going on July 3rd or 4th and re turning not later than July 6th. Baseball Games, Brilliant Fire Works, River, Lake and Mountain Scenery. Tickets on Sale Only at the C. & 0. Company's Wharf Boat changes. The banner of the Union floats over Vicltsburg. Gen. Grant has "caught the rabbit;" be baa din ed In Vicksburg and he did bring Bin dinner with him. The 'Cit!»en" lire* to see It. For the last time it ap pears on "Wall paper." No more Wenatchee to Chelan and Return Clean Up and Save Court Expenses The city administration is taking strong measures in cases of negligence In cleaning np property. In order to care for the extra demand we are patting on an extra team Friday and Sat urday. We start in the alley at Washington and D streets and work toward the river. Please have everything ready. 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