Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 10, 1862, Image 1

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i Miseellungous, |
' “and assuming a serious air.
_ peared at the second story window.
ST I sac Ol
emocratic Gatchman,
The Disguised Lieutenant,
It was while the American army was
freezing and starving at Valley Forge, and
the British army were rioting and luxuriat~
ing in Philadelphia, that a lame, dirty, beg.
garly looking fellow, walking with a crutch,
approached the northern outpost of the royal
forces, and, with a simple, idiotic laugh and
leer, announced his intention of entering the
city, and taking the British General prison-
‘Indeed ! then I shall be under the ne-
cessity of arresting you.” said a young sub
altern, winking at some of “his companions,
“He! hé! ho!” laughed the idiot ;
“just you try it—that’s all.”
*“ Why, my good fellow, what would you
do ¥’
“Do !" exclaimed the other, drawing
himself up with an air of defiance —*‘ why,
I'd tell the great General Washington.”
** Then, I'm afraid to enter upon your ar-
reat, 80 pass on ; you will probably find
Qen, Howe prepared to receive you.”
The 1diot suddenly looked troubled, glanc-
ing bout him wearily and suspiciously, as
if be feared he might meet the general he
was 80 boldly going to capture, but finally
hobbled off toward the city.” With some
such silly dialogue he got past the diff-rent
sentries, who seemed to give him no thonght
beyond the amusement of the time. By
night he was fairly within the town, and
kept on his way sometimes humming snatch
8 of old songs, and, in general, not much
noticed by any. Through one street after
another, he continued to hobble forward,
until he came to one of great length, con-
taming a block of three story respectable
looking houses, which might havo been oc~
cupied by persons in middle circumstances.
This street was not lighted, and appeared
deserted, so that when he stopped before one
of the dwellings he was not perceived. He
knocked at the door. A woman's head ap
* Won't you give me something to eat,
ma'am § I'm nearly starved,” said the
© Yes, poorfellow I replied the woman,
in a kindly tone ; “in a minute TI will band
you soinething.’’ .
Boon after a lower shutter was pushed
back, and a hand containing some bread and
meat was thrust out.
** Mother," said a low voice.
** Gracious Heaven !"” exclaimed the fe.
male within, in au agitated tone.
** Hush returned the beggar in a guard-
ed whisper.
‘A moment after the door was thrown
* Yes, ma'am—thank you—don't care if [
do,” 88 if in answer to an invitation to come
in, at the same time crossing tho threshhold
with an appearance of deep humiliation.
The moment the door closed behind him,
the man dropped his crutch, and flang his
arms around the other. fairly sobbing —
© *“ Nother 1 dear, dear mother !”
¢ William I’ exclaimed the other, press«
ing the ragged mendicant to her heart ; “oh,
wy dear, dear William ! what is the mean.
ing of all this ? and how is it that I find you
1 this sad plight 3”,
+ “1 have passed the British lines in this
disguise, playing the fool to the sentries, —
But tell me how you are dear mother and
bow you fare in these troublesome times 2”
{*Inditferently well, my son. The British
are our misters hiére ; but so far I have lit~
tle to complain of in the way of personal
treabment, Provisions are very scarcé and [if heis in your house, of which we are Major General McCiellin was visited at his
"quarters, near Fairfax Seminary, Virginia,
high, and only by the strictest economy shall |
1 be able to live through, if they continue to
rotdin possession of the city any consider
able time. Your sister Mary is at your
wacle’s in Delaware. and will deeply regret
that she has missed this opportunity of see-
10g you.”
«Are you alone, mother 2’
“No ; two English gentlemen are board-
ing with me.’
“Do they belong to the army 2" inquired-
young man quickly, anxiously ; ‘and
are they in the house 2” "
“No. they appear to be private gentle
men of some means, and neither is within at
present. But you look troubled ; have you
anything to fear, my son §’’ i
41 I'm detected, I nay be hung as a
” le wide !
“Good Heavens !” exclaimed the mother,
in alarm ; “you terrify me, Are you here
without permission ? without a pass
+ Yes—did Tuot say I played the fool to
the seutries, and got past them
“But I thought thay was for your own
amusement. Oh, William if you should be
iscovered. Why did you ventare in this
dosperate manner 1
© %T could not got a pass, and I was so
anxious to see you and Mary, that I resolved |
$9 risk all.” :
* Quick, then, come up stairs and leg
me fixup a hiding place at once, before
anything happens. Oh, William, I am so
Both hastened to the third story, and af- |
ter considering several places, decided that
the loft, close under the roof, might be the
best place for concealment, as the trap door
leading te it could be fastened underneath,
which would tend to blind the search ;—
while the young mau, if pressed, could es-
cape to the roof, and by means of a long
rope, fastened to the chimney. could lower
himself either into the street or yard. This
would not insure his escape, but it was the
begt plan the two could think of, and served
to render both less fearful of detection and
th= serious consequences. Having provided
the rope, the mother hastened to bring up
large quantities of food, which he soon be-~
gan to devour with ravenous appetite, which
showed he had told no untruth when in the
character of a beggar, he had declared him
self in a state bordering on starvation.
While he was eating, his mother plied him
with questions concerning the army at Val-
ley Forge, in which he bad a leatenant’s
commission, and which he had left on a fur
lough, and the answers of the young soldier
depicted a state of destitution and suffering
that caused his hearer to weep for very sym-
pathy. Three thousand sofdiers were down
on the sick list at one time. and without the
common necessaries of life, had perished by
hundreds ; while of those capable of doing
daty, scarcely any had a blanket to ®over
him at night, or food erough to keep soul
and body together. Pale emaciated, ragged
and dirty, mady with their bare feet upon
the frozen earth, they walked shivering
through the camp by day, and crowded
themselves together by night, to get what
little warmth they could from each other's
bodies—the most forlorn and wretched set
of beings that ever a nation called to arms.
* God help us !” ejaculated the mother.
in a dejected tone. “I suppose, after all our
hardships. we shall be compelled to snc
cumb to our tyrannical foes.”
“Never !” cried the young offizcr, “while
there is a thousand men left 1n oar country
to make a desperate stand. We ean only be
conquered by ann bilation ; and if it is
God's will that a tyrant should rule over
this broad continent, not a single true heart
will live to feel the oppression and disgrace,
Ere that time, dear wother, I shall be be
yond the reach of earthly monarchs !"
“ God bless you William !”' cried the
mother, enthusiastically grasping his hand.
* Your father’s spirit speaks in you. He
died ou the battle field with those sentiments
in his heart ; and I freely give you—my son
and hope—to the glorious cause whieh his
blood and that of thousands of others has
For several days the intrepid young offi
cer remained beneath his mother's roof, sup
posing his presence to ba known only to
themsevs. But, one day at the end ofhis fur~
lough, when he was beginning to think about
preparing for his secret departure, an officer
and six men appeared at the door. and said
he had orders to arrest one William Ruggles,
supposed to be somewhere in the dwelling.
+ Why, that 18 my son,’ said the widow y
"{in great trepidation.
“So much more likely that he ghoald be
here, then,” was the unfeeling reply.
‘“ And for what would you arrest him, and
what will be done with him if found 2”
‘ We shall take “him for a spy, and if
found guilty, he will bs hing. of course, as
every cursed rebel should be. Here you
Bent and Waltres, begin the search: and
you, Jones and John son remain where you
are. Sharp, now all of you ! Let the fellow
be taken alive, if possible—but, alive or
dead, let him be taken. Now, good women
strongly assured, let him appear. and save
yourself much trouble ; otherwise, the con-
sequence be on your own head.”
If you think my son is in the house,
search to your heart's content!” returned
the mother, externally calm, internally suff
ering. :
And forthwith the seqreh began.
Meantime. the young lieatenant, who had
heard enough to comprehend his danger, had
set about effecting his escape, but not alto
gether in the manner first intended. —H,
went on the roof, it is true, and ‘tied the
long rope to the chimney casting one end
of it down toward the street. but this only
for a blind. He had seen that the bricks of
the dividing wall between the houses occa
pied by his mother, and one or two adjoin-
ing buildings, had been loosely put up under
the ridge-pole, and his present design was
to remeve a few of these, crowd through in
to the loft of the other house and then re.
place them. This purpose he effected be
fore the soldiers searching for him came up
near enough to hear the litle noise he was
compelled to make. The open trap door of
the roof, and the rope around the chimney,
Served to mislead them as he had hoped, and
it was with intense satisfaction that he
heard them announce the manner of his es-
cape. lmmediately after the whole party
left in haste, first threa tening Mrs. Ruggles
with subsequent vengeance. for harboring
concealing and conniving at the escape of a
| rebel spy, even though the man were her
When fully satisfied that the soldiers had
gone young Ruggles had attempted to re.
| turn into his mother’s dwelling by the way
he had left, but in again displacing the
| bricks for this purpose, one of them slipped
‘and went down through an open trap door,
‘upon the floor below, waking a loud noise.
Immediately after, a light flashed up through
| the opening, and a t:mid female voice de
| manded who was there 2
Here was a dilemma. Should the young
soldier reply, he would be exposed; and
should he keep silence, a search would be
| made, which might prove more serious in its
"consequences. Whet was to be done? a
sudden inspiration.seized him. It was a
woman's voice, and women are seldom steel-
ed to pity. He would m ke kimself known
to her, appeal to her sympathies, and throw
himself upon her mercy.
¢ Lady,” he began in a gentle tone, cal-
culated to reassure his fair hearer, « ke not
alarmed. 1am a friend in distress, the son
of your next n-ighbor. Iam hunted as a
spy by the British soldiers, and if found my
life will be forfeited. If you cannot pity me
for God's sake pity my poor mother, and
assist me for her sake!”
He presen ed himself at the opening to
the loft and boldly descended the loft leading
down from it directly before the lady, a
sweet beautiful girl of eighteen, who stood
with a light in her hand. and seemed dumb
and motionless, with a commingling of fear,
surprise and curiosity. The young man
continued to speak as he descended, and
hurriedly went on to narrate all that had
occarred, concluding with the search of the
soldiers, and his escape into the loft above.
“ Thank God, it is in my power to aid
you, sir!” were the first words of the girl,
spoken with a look and feeling of sympathy
that made the heart of the young soldier
bound with strange emotions. She went on
to tell him, that a cousin from New Jersy,
about his size and build, looking not unlike
him, was then on a visit to the family, hav.
ing a pass from General Howe. This pass
she had been looking at, and, by accident,
it was in her possession; the cousin having
gone out with the rest of the family and
forgotten it.
* Take it and fly, and way God preserve
you,” she suid; ** [ cau arrange it with my
kinsman, I can have lost it, and he can
easily procure another.”
Dad’s Mistake.
Written for the Watchman. ]
They say that we ve go the tariff, John !
Hurrah, for the good old times,
That our party has promised so long, John,
That will fill our pockets with dimes !
"You know that they told us we'd dine, John,
On dainties—our tables would shine
With dishes of silver and gold, John,
Our drinks should be nothing but wine.
Now, go to the stable quick.John—
And saddle the old gray mare,
And gallop away to town, John,
And ask of the prices there.
I know that the price of grain, John,
Is higher than ever before,
And stgro goods are jiSt as cheap, ‘John,
Zounds! cheaper—are things in the store.
This tariff will bring their goods, John,
Way down to nothing at all !
And our grain the highest price, John,
When we go to sell it this fall.
Ride fast—don’t stay very long, John—
Speed on like a flying cloud —
I’m anxious to gee if those speakers, John,
Who yelled so thunderin’ loud ;
I’m anxious !o see if they told the truth—
I'll deglare I have had my doubts ;
It would make such fools of us all, John,
Who answered their yells with shouts.
They told us such splendid things, Johu,
And said itin such a voioe,
With outstretched arms and flashing eyes,
They said we should take our choize.
“Now choose ye the good old Tariff, men,
With Linco'n to steer your bark;
And Hamlin to work the wheel, men,
Then down goes the Douglas ark ;
They never can raiso her up, men—
Her planks are rotted away ;
She lies fifty fathoms deep, men,
The billows will haste hor decay.’’
* * * * » * * *
Why, I see you are back very soon, John !
Now what is the news in town ?
Pray, tell me very quick, John,
Is grain going up or down ?
‘“ A very few words will serve, Dad,
To tell you the news of the day ;
I had hardly got in the store, Dad,
E'er I heard the store-keeper cay :
‘Now, clerks, put a tax on the sugar—
Then clap a tax on the tea :
And don’t you forget the coffes,
For that is the highest, you seo.
The molasses we’) tax right smart, boys,
It's something our customers use,
That they nevercould do without, boys—
Now, a heavy tax on the shoes.
¢ We'll be sure and put on enough, boys—
She hurried him down stairs, throwing a
clo ‘k on his shoulders on the way, which
she insisted upon his wear «, saymg thatit
had belonged toa deceased brother and he |
conld return it at any future time. She
then hastened to get the pass, which she
placed in his hand and urged him to go at
ment,” he said.
+ No, no —leave all to me—I will explain
all to her—go while you can, before it is too
+ God in Heaven bless you, sweet lady I?
he said, impulsively seizing her hand, and
touching it to his lips ; “I will never forget
The, next minute he was gone. He esca-
ped. And true to his declaration, he never
did forget the sweet girl who befriended him |
in his hour of peril. Years after, the hon- |
orable wife of General Ruggles was many a
time heard to tell of her first romantic meet- |
ing with him then a hunted fugitive from
the Continental army.
fon Friday night last, by the entire Ninety
fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,
"under command of Colonel Gosline. The
occasion was enlivened by the music of the
band, and also from a glee club belonging to
the regiment. After the serenade, the Gen-
| eral appeared and addressed the regiment as
his comrades, adding that he thanked ‘hem
for three things : —one in the past, one in
| the present, and one in the future. ln the
past, for the superior discipline and military
skill displayed on every occasion when he
had been permitte | to witness them on the
field ; in the present for the smilmg confi
“dence which shone in the faces which he wag
able to see in the dim light, and mn the fu-
| ture for the assurance that in them he could
{rely to help him, to fight for him, and, if
| necessary to die with him. tan I not? —
| At this a thousand voices answered Yes,
| yes. every time.” Ue then said he did not
| think this last would be necessary ; that he
hoped to subdue the rebellion without re-
sorting to such sacrifice. With * three
times three,” and a huge tiger, they b de
, the General ** good night.” nearly every man
as they passed him insisted upon giving him
a hearty shake by the hand. The General's
wife, who was present, seemed fully imbued
| with the enthusiasm of those around her.
“If I could but see mother fora mo- >
We must come out safe and sound ;
For it takes the greatest watching, boys,
To keep these taxes down.’
“Then a stranger 'rose in the store, Dad,
«And he read a piece aloud,
Which said they were taxing the grain, Dad,
Before our land was plowed !
‘“ This tariff must bo a bad thing, Dad,
It’s somothing I doc’t unlerstand ;
For it taxes the sma lest things, Dad,
With every foot of our land.
I think the wrong story you got, Dad,
When you wished that the tariff was found ;
For the taxes are going up. Dad,
And our grain is « coming down
BeLLeroxte, Pa.
Porpyneap Tea. —Some years ago a well
known botanical doctor was 2alled in to pre-
scribe for a man who kept for sale all kinds
of dogs. The patient was a great believer
in herbs and botanical productions, and in-
deed very ill. The doctor felt his pulse and
as he was leaving the room. said :
* Oh cheer up Mr. Jones I'll send yousome
herb medicine that will put you all right
again. T want to find your wife.” To the
latter who met him on the stars, he said,
Mrs. Jones, I'll be back here shortly, and
meantime make your husband a large bow]
of poppyhead tea The wife of the sick man,
was a German woman, and didn’t under
stand what was ordered. As soon 8s the
doctor was gone she went into the yard and
took from a litter of Newfoundland puppies
five specimens, cut their heads off and boiled
them down, and gave her husband a part of
the tea. In the evening, when the doctor re-
turned, he asked :
Well, Mrs. Jones, have you done as 1 or-
dered you to do ? ¢
To be sure 1 have doctor,
Well, and how does it operate ?
Operate, sir I cant tell, but I am sure
Sam will kill me when he gets well.
tow. kill you ? What should he kill you
for good woman ?
Because, doctor, he’s been offered five 1ol-
ars apiece for them puppies, and I know he
wants the money.
Puppies. woman ! replied the astomshed
doctor. What have you been giving your
husband ?
Puppy head tea ! replied the woman.
Puppy head tea ! [ told you poppy head
tea! and the doctor sloped for his patient,
who by the way got well, and after a while
forgave his wife, but never the doctor, and
bas eschewed botanical medicine ever
since. .
NO. 14.
The Coming Battle.
From the Chicago Tribune, March 29.
The next great battle will be at Corinth,
Miss., which shail decide, if not the issue of
the war, at least tho fate of the Mississippi
Valley. Coriathis in the extreme north.
eastern corner of Mississippi, at the junc
tion of the Mobile and Ohio with the Mem-
plus and Charleston railroads. It is about
twenty miles distant from Pittsburg Land-
ing on the Tennessee river, where General
Grant's army is centered. Beauregard com-
mands the Rebel army, said to be sixty
thousand or seventy thousand strong. Al.
ready the pickets of the two armies are with-
in hailing distance of each other. General
Grant has a large force —the heroes of Don-
elson, and the esprit du corps is said to be
admtrable. }
Three divisions of General Buell’s army
—Nelson’s, Thomas’ and McCook’s —have
probably joined him by this time. as they
bad, at last accounts, made half the disfatce
by march from Nashville. When the battle
is given, therefore, there will be no great
How Political Preaching was Cured.
The Hartford Times relates the follow-
ing : Ma
A Congregational Church in a neighboring
State, got so. completely enlisted in one of
the Presidential contests, that little atten.
tion was given to religious questions. = The
minister was constantly preaching and pray-
ing upon the political issues, and his dea-
cons and laymen followed suit at the prayer
and conference meetings. Finally, a worthy
old farmer, one of the staunchest and best
members of the church, and a firm, unde-
viating Democrat, was called upon to offer a
“0 Lord,” said he, “uphold the Demo-
cratic party, which has received thy support
ever since the great Jeffersonian struggle, —
| Continue to bless that party which has, un-
der thy protection and providence, brought
disparity in numcers. We have on our side
such names as Grant, Smith, McOlernand,
Sherman, Thomas, McCook, Nelson, Lewis,
Wallace and Hurlbut ; while the rebels
have Beauregard, Polk, Cheatham, &e. A |
victory at Corinth gives us Memphis (eighty
miles distant), for all the fighting men of
Memphis have come here to make the last
determined effori. Memphis in our hands
Island No. 10, falls by itsown weight, We
shall take Island No. 10, therefore, by this |
movement on Memphis, leaving the brave
Commodore Foote to hoist the flag and
bring away the prisoners.
re eee
A Bit of Romance.
A correspondent of the Salem Gazette
writing from Beverly, concerning the shoe
business and shops where girls are employ-
ed, says:
There is a young lady in one of the shops, |
whose history would well illustrate the idea
that + tr uth is stranger than fiction.” She
is a foreigner by birth, having been in this
country only a few years. She moved high
circles in her early life, and waltzedand flir-
ted with some of the Ruyal family. She left
her castle house with false impressions, and
learned when too late, that she was regard -
ed as dependant on, if not the menial of one
by whom her confidence was betrayed. —
Though unused to a life of self dependence
and to labor, she preferred to be the archi-
tect of her own fortune,” though toil might
await her. She was well = educated in her
uative land, and in addition to her native |
tongue, she speaks fluently the Norwegian,
Sweedish, Danish and Eoglish languages —
the latter the least so—and has some know]-
edge of the French. Her letters from home
are written in some three or four of the
languiges, to which she replies with ease
and facility. Uiasuming as she is very few
know of her attainments, while she seems
content to remain for the present in the
humble position in which her sad reverses
have plunged her, |
rt ps
Human Lire. —Men seldom think of ihe
great event of death until the
across their own path, hiding forever from
their eyes the t aces of loved ones whose
living smiles were the sunlight of their ex
1stence. Death is the great antagonist of
life, and the cold thought of the tomb is the
skeleton of all foasts. We do not want to
80 through the dark valley, although its pas-
sage way lead to paradise ; and with Charles
Lamb, we do not want to lie down in the
muddy grave. even with kings and princes -
for our bed-fellows. Buc the fiat of nature
is inexorable. There is no appeal from the
great law which dooms us to the dust. We
flourish and we fade as the leaves of the
forest; and the flowers that bloom and
wither 1n a day have not a frailer hope up
on life than the mightiest monarch that ever
shook the earth with his footsteps. Gener-
ations of men appear and vanish as the grass
and the countless multitude which fills the
world to-day, will to-morrow disdppear, as
the footsteps on the shore.
A SrraNGE CrEATURE.—A traveller stop~
ped to see a friund, leaving his horse hitch-
ed in the road, but found on his return that
great blessings upon this Republic. If it bo
thy pleasure, and I believe it will be, 0, car-
[ry that party through this struggle to a
| competent triumph. 0, bless the opponents
| of Democracy personally, but utterly de-
| stroy their fanatical and injurious schemes,
i if it be thy will to do so, as I verily believe
lit is. De on the side of the Democracy, 0,
| Lord, as thou hast been, and in their peace.
| ful pursuits, instead of warring wickedly,
{man against brother. And, oh, T beseech
| thee especially to free the Christian Church
| es from political strife and bitterness which
{are rending them asunder, destroying their
| usefulness and turning them unhappily into
mere political associations. Let ws hear
something of thy word, and .mercy on the
| Sabbath. We have already been plied to
fullness with political fanaticism, and our
winister has become a stump ciator against
| the good party which thou, 1n thy wisdom,
| has upheld so long, and so repeatedly guid-
ed to victory, and sustained in the estab
| lishment of sound measures. Oh, turn his
mind from these things, and direct his at
tention to his legitimate religious duties, or
turn him over directly into the hands of the
| Federal or Abolition party, and let them
| take care of him, and provide us a true Min-
ister of the Gospel. At any rate, the pres-
ent state of things cannot last. If politics
| are to rule, I shall claim one half the time
10 behalf of the Democratic party, so that
there may be a fair discussion within these
i walls, Amen,"
This was a stumper. It was the first
prayer ever publicly offered in that church
for the suecess of the Demosratic party and
its nominees, though hundreds of prayers
; and exhortations had been made against that
| party. When the old man finished there
was a silence for half an hour, and the meet-
ing then adjourned, And thus ended the
political preaching in that church. From
that time forward the minister attended to
his gospel duties, and left all political ques-
tions to be settled by the people outside of
the church. Again tne society prospered,
shadows fall jane there was a better feeling among its
{ members—more christian charity, and more
brotherly love. The old man’s earnest
prayer was answered in more respeets’ than
Too Much vor TRE LaAwrER. —Some fif-
teen years ago the coming Christmas. a few
Irish boys hired horses from a livery stable
in the town of G——and determined to have
a good time generally. One of the horses
-never recovered from the effects of the ride,
and the livery man sued the rider for the
value of him. The lawyer for the plaintiff
Ing an ex-Judge. He was a good lawyer,
ut fond of his toddy. He was trying to
prove by one of the witnesses that all hands
were drank, and commenced by asking him.
¢ Where did you stop first after leaving
the livery stable.” >
+ Westopped at Mike N- "5"
“Did you take a horn there?’ asked (h:
¢ Yes.
= +* Where did you stop next?”
“At the——Gardens.”’
‘Did you take a horn there 2"
he had slipped his bridle ; going off in quest
of him he met a pedestrian on the road, of |
whom he inquired if he had seen a ‘strange |
creature’ with a saddle on.
*‘ Sare an’ I have,” was the reply.
¢* Where 2?
‘Just yondther.”
“ Will you show me where 2’
¢ That T wiil,” said the man, approaching
a small wood of young timber—* and here
he is sure.”
The traveler looking up answers, * I do
not see him.” v
‘Just but come here—"
‘ Hang it,” replied the traveler, ** that’s
a turtle, not a horse.”
‘* A horse !” replied the son of Hiberaia,
with surprise, ‘Sure a horse a 13 no
strange erature, (pointing to 1t) with saddle
on and you may bridle him for I will not.”
IZ McCall's Pensylvania Reserves are in
McDowell's Division.
- r— BG fieerseeerer
15" The Pennsylvania Legislature will
adjonrn sine die on the 11th of April |
* Where did you stop next 2’
‘¢ At the Four Mile house.”
« Did you take a horn there?”
By this time the witness began to smell a
Horh! says he, T want to kvow what a
hora has got to do with this case. I suppose
because you are a drinking kind of a fellow
yourself, you think that every body is
You ought to have heard
that sbook the court room.
did not ask the witness any
the explosion
The ex . Judge
mor: quest-
Dox’ Like A SoLpisn ¥ok a SoN 1x Law
—A few years since, Gen® MoClellan offered.
his hand in marriage to Miss Ellen Marey, a
beautiful and acc-plished daughter of Col.
Marey of the U. 8. A. Col. Mare objected
to the union, on the sole ground tha: he
could not.consent to the marriage of, his
daughter to any gentleman belonging to the
armv. McClellan at once resigned hig come
mission, and accepted the plice of € jf
Engineer upon the Illinois Central Railroad,
at a salary of $8,000 a year and thre, years
since he was married to Miss Mircy,” an2
now, having re entered the army, is General
Commanding in Chief