The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, September 07, 1864, Image 1

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l'iom our Hutdred Days' Boys.
Mommy,,Artg, 29, 1864.
THE 195TH P. 3i
tbnis. th,ong::---After another inter
vid'• ott7o prepare to
giyi your readers a brief summary of
events that, have occurred since. my:
last 7 the fink, place, however; be
it known to '&11.-whother to the con
cerned or unconcerned, to the. anxious
or indifferenithai,* notwithstanding
our. close proximity to the, field of
etrife, no engagement of whatever
magnitude h.s been participated in
by. us, add nothing of any exciting
moment has transpired to mar the usu
al monotony, of camp life. No doubt,
wild and -distraetingrumors have rea
ched your citliens: c of the fancied ac
of, this regiment in some, fancied
hattle T —that, following the belief of
the self-wise with respect to raw re•
crofts, we broke and fled, or else were
surprised by'the enemy, and out to pie
ces ;'but allOw me to inform - you, in
this as Perhaps'you. have been inform
ed,bY'others, that the regiment, as a
body, ts still in existence, having; Su&
fared no decimation or annihilation
from 'rebel 'bullets . nor' . demoralized
from rebel 'sdrprise. We can still
,our originsl strength and
numbers to cope with the rebel foe;
and as to "flying" before the enemy,
I trust—yea, I feel confident—l shall
never record such an event. Other
from our Commonwealth
which embraced no veterans, have en
tered and participated in the mortal
fray at a much earlier period after en
listment than wii,can now do, and yet
they have.come out having accom
plished mighty deeds of valor which
redoundedAo the honor of both State
and Nation. It is reasonable to sup-.
pose that this regiment from the same
Common Wealth, composed of veterans
and others who have-seen and-f
i elt,ser-
Nice, wl talso r when-tho time iarrivol ,
for a displayy. of its proiVeSs,- give full
and s t atisfactOrY proof of the . ,saine. I
am. n o t eiotistic,,and Lam confident I
do not exaggerate the truth.. I have
been led to write thus from the fact
that many are possessed with the be
lid that We' cannot stand fire nor
smell gunpowder.
On Sunday the 14th inst., a terrific
tbnnder shower visited us, and almost
inimediately torrents of water were
coursing over the camp. ground, and,
passing underneath the shelters of our
boys, perpetrated damages to a con
siderable extent upon things valuable
and invaluable, .Since then black
clouds and, heavy rains have been with
low exceptions the alternate order of
the days j'Aiid as. I write I am sur
roonded;with ths disagreeable eviden
.ce's eta perfect night storm. We have
all experienced what it is to sleep un
der shelters in a thunder-storm, and
all agreel in saying, notwithstanding
the subject for fun that it sometimes
affords", it, is not very pleasant.
Qn Monday morning the 150 inst,
it was -doerpLed, advisable, on{ account
4af the swamping•of tents, by the rain,
•of the day previous,lliat we motto to
the. north-western side of the railread,
lliCre the gronnd iknOt so low, being
•on„a bill. This was accordingly done;
•and hero we have since remained.
A subject of some importance and
%ono:which _received serious attention
from some of the `boys' ''was broached
in camp on Saturday, the 20th inst.
In. the morning cf this day and •while
assembled forbattallion drill, the Col
-onel,addredied his men on the policy
•of enlisting for the one year period.
Headvised all to, enlist, signified his
willingness to give all information and
•counsel with respect to the same, but
stated that no transforments could
take , place until the expiration of ,40
-days after muster. ''hese forty days
having aS yet unexpired, no transfer.
men'te have occurred, Judging from
the . tone cifthe remarks of the • boys
at pre , sent,.many will go for one Year
and, thereby, escape the draft, receive
a reasonable bounty, and take advan
tage Of a abort furlough. It is the
COlbnel's expressed desire, to credit
OR' pep to, gistricts where the largest
bounties aro. offer,ed.
THE 71NiF0n.31.8
Could I foretell events, or had I
thought of the same, most assuredly
- would' your readers have been inform
od,at the first of the . textureOf our uni
forms; facts disclose to a cu
rious gaze that the cloth which com
poses them is exceedingly poor, mean
frail; or-whatever term you may yap
ply. Before we were in 'the service
2 do. 3 do.
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WILLIAM LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor.
one third our time the pantaloons of
some of the boys were unfit, to wear,
outrivalling in "rips" and "tears"
those. of the first three month's men.
We know not whom to censure for the
distribution of such articles of apparel,
but we, do think that the Inspector
examined them blindfolded. Luckily,
however, steps have been taken to
have these condemnable concerns re
moved from sight,; the boys have had
the libeity to draw now clothing, and
the "dark" will soon be substituted by
the light blues. Then, it is to be ho
ped, cause for uncomfort and grumb
ling will be displaced.
I stated above that we were in close
proximity to the field of strife. Such
is the fact, if our ears and eyes do not
betray int. Ever and anon the rumb
ling of artillery is hoard it the distance
and volumes of misty smoke ascend
to the clouds; beyond the western
hills, to disclose the fact that beneath
a bloody strife is raging. As this
scene presents itself and, us the roar
continues various thoughts possess
the boys; Sonic dread a defeat, others
rejoice in victory; and speculation is
rapid and changeable :LB to what will
be done with us; some thinking from
the nearness of the conflict, that a re
bel force might be detached to sur
prise and capture us, while others, of
a more composed temperament, judge
that we are safe, and, if we see them
at all, we
will be led against them. Of
course, it is interesting to listen to
such opinions from our comrades, who
each knows as much as his brother
what movements are taking place;
and the conversation occasi%s a plea
sant, if not instructive, pastime. All
have confidence in the leader of the
Union army •in the Shenandoah valley
and believe that everything will re ,
suit favorably to the success of our
On Friday evening last, the 26th
inst., ti now and beautiful flag, given
us by the Government, was brought
mi.dress parade for the first : time. No,-
thirig,wae said-on-the-occasion in the
way of speeches and nothing was done'
in the way of presentation, but the
emblem was unfurled to the breeze
and each man felt that. was his to de
fend and preserve, and that under it,
if need be, be would die.
Immediately after inspection on yes
terday (Sunday) morning, the boys
were•thrown into a considerable state
of excitement by the manufactured
reports of the advance of rebel caval
ry and the driving in of our pickets,
together with other canards which
have a tendency to excite and arouse
if not to surprise. A train of armed
Union soldiers was standing on the
rnilroad bridge, at the time, and
from them repeated firing could , be
heard, occasioned by some of the more
impatient, boisterous and unruly. It
was,the reports of the guns belonging
to these men that produced the re
ports of the rebel advance, and caus
ed the issuing of tho order to "fall in."
Immediately the companies fell in,
with minimum numbers, (some of the
boys having unintentionally strayed)
and were in line, when the Colonel or-'
dewed the right flank to move forward,
upon thO railroad, a few rods distant.
This was done, and the flank halted a
few feet from the same. The loft
flank crossed the railroad and halted
a few feet on the other side, and faced
toward the railroad. This may seem
a mysterious movement to an advan
cing enemy, but one which resulted
most favorably.
While these movements were taking
place, the train which contained the
soldiers was backed to a position op
posite the right flank of our regiment,
and there stopped. Here were the
promoters of the disturbance already
in our hands, and taken without the
,firing of a gum. The carbines of the
cavalrymen (for they were Union ca
valrymen going to join their regiments
under Sheridan, but not rebels) were
then examined• by orders of Gen. Ty
ler, who was then at this , post, and
I those who had discharged their pieces
were placed under arrest. There were
about throe hundred of them on the
train. The train moved on, and we
are ordered to our quarters. This was
glory enough for ono day.
I can again repeat that the health
of our regiment is excellent; but ono
death has occurred from sickness.
The boys, notwithstanding their prox
imity to war in earnest, and notwith
standing the rumors of capture, &c..
that you have heard at home, are in
good spirits, and ready to do their du
t ". , "JUNTO."
Its„Many thistles grow upon
Farnassus.—That must be the reason
why so many donkeys brows there.
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Bounty Aot.
A Supplement to an 'act relating to the
payment volunteers, ap
proved the twenty fifth day of March,
one thousand eight hundred and sixty
WHERE" Doubts have arisen as to
the authoyity of township, borough .
and ward v }mthorities, respectively, to
make, or contract, loans, for payment
of bounties to volunteers, or to, levy
and collect taxes, for the payment of
loans made, for paying bounties to vol
unteers, under the provisions of the
act to which this is a sppplemont,
SECTION • I. Be it enacted by the Senate
and .House ,of Representatives of the CQM.
nionivealth of Pennsylvania in General
Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by
the authority of the same, That in all
cases, when by Virtue of the Provisions
of said act, the county commissioners
aro authorized . to contract' loans, for
paying bounties to volunteers, and to
levy taxes for the re-payment of such
loans' but neglect, or refuse so to do,
the respective cities, townships, wards
and boroughs, of such county, by their
authorities, or board of election offi
cers, in said act named, shall have full ,
powerto contract loans, to paY boun
ties to vOlunteers, and to levy taxes
for the re-payment of such loans, as
fully, toall• intents and purposes, as
the said county commissioners Might,
or could, have done, under the provis
ions of • said act; and proceedings ta
ken, or bad, by any township officers,
or authorities, or board of election
officers, as in said act named, for the
purpose of contracting loans, and all
loans contracted by them, to pay boun
ties to volunteers, ar.d all taxes levied
by Ahem to re-pay such loans, under
the provisions of the act to which this
is a supplement, are hereby legalized
and mado valid, as fully, as if said act .
had clearly conferred authority upon,
said offieers for the purpose ; and that
in case commissioners of any county
shall neglect, or refuSe, to raise the full
airmuut of bobrity, , authoriied by ;tip
sixth section of the act to which this is
a suppletheat, then, and in that case,,
it shall and may be lawful for the au
thorities of any city, borough, town
ship, and ward afore-mentioned ; to
borrow such sum, or sums, of money,
and levy and assess taxes for the pay:-
ment thereof, as will be sufficient, when
added to the amount raised by the
said county commissioners, to pay a
bounty, not exceeding three hundred
dollars, to each non-commissioned offi
cer and private soldier, who may havo
volunteered, or may hereafter volun
teer and , enter the service of thu
United• States, for said several sub-dis
tricts, and be zredited to the, respee
tivo quotas thereof, in pursuance of the
existing, or.any futuro requisition of
the : President of the United States,
now of any law of the United States
hereafter to be made.
SEC. 2. That whenever a majority
of.the citizens of any ward, borough,
or•'townsbip, have borrowed, money, to
procure volunteers, under the late req,
uisition of the President of the United
States, with the understanding, or
agreement, that it should be re-payed
by taxes, the constituted authorities,
or board pf election officers thereof, as
the,case may be, are hereby required
to assess such amount of taxes, under
tho provisions of the act, to which this
is a supplement, as will cover the same: ,
Provided, That the sum paid, as a boun
ty to each volunteer, shall not exceed
three hundred dollars.
SEC. 3. If any person liable to draft,
in any ward. township, or district, shall
furnish, and have mustered into tbo
service of the United States, for the
term of ono year, or longer, a...suitable .
substitute, credited to the ward,. town
ship, or district; and if said substitute
has received the full consideration,
agreed to be paid by the person, who
made the contract with him, such per
son, so furnishing the substitute, as
aforesaid, shall ho entitled to receive
the amount of bounty from the coun
ty, city, Ward, township, or district,
to which the substitute may be ac
credited : Provided, That if the amount
offered by such ward, township, or
district, shall exceed the amount paid
by the person thus procuring the sub
stitute,. then, and in that case, the
difference between the sum paid and
the amount of bounty, shall be paid to
said substitute.
Ste. 4. That the county commission
ers, town council, school directors, sur
pervisors, or board of election officers,
of any county, borough; ward, school
district, or township,,shall not be au
thorized to levy and collect, in any one
year, a greater tax than two per cent.,
on the last adjusted valuation for state
and county purposes, in said counties
respectively for the payment of bona
tio as aforesaid.
SEC. 5. That it eball'be lawful for
the county commissioners, school di
rectors, supervisors or rp ; ta commiss
ioners, city, borough o' ward 'authori
ties, or board of election officers, as
the case may be, to let , and collect a
per capita tax on all made taxible in
habitants in said'eountY; city, borough,
ward or district, respectively, not ex
eoeding-five dollars each in any one
year : Provided, That non-commission
ed officers and privates in the actual
service in the army. and navy of the
United States, from this COMPIOO
- or who were permanently dis ,
shied in such service, and the property
of widows and minor children,' and
widowed mothers, of non-commission
ed officers or privates, who died in
such service, shall be exempted from
taxation, tinder the provisions of this
act: Provided, That the counties of
Westmoreland and Fayette shall be
exempted from the operations
of this section : Provided further, That
the provisions of this act shall not ex
tend to the counties of Butler, Venan.
go, Borks, Bucks, Erie or Tioga.
Speaker House of Representatives,
Speaker of the Senate.
APPROVED—The twenty-fifth day of
August, Anno Domini ono thousand'
eight hundred and sixty-four
The Democratic Principle.
It has all along been maintained by
the friends of the Union that the in
surrection got up at the South was
not alone to protect slavery from agi
tation at the North, or from restric_
tions by Congress upon its universal
extension, but to get rid forever of
the democratic principle that the ma
jority shall rule; that, consequently,
northern democrats, who have most
to lose by the, abandonment of this,
ought to set their faces the most stron
uously against the rebellion. Those
who 'have been uceastomed.r. peruse
southern papers for a number, of years,
will not need to ho mph:clod of the
truth of this position. Dr. Russell, in
his interview with the glum and sul
len Governor Pettus of Mississippi in
1861, learned how the programme of
I disfranchising poor, foreigners, as the
first step toward disfranchising, poor
native whites, had been arranged and
adopted. Jefferson Davis said to Mes
srs. Gilmore and Jaques, in their re
cent interview with him at 'Richmond
"We seceded to get rid of the rule of
the majority; for which reason ho old
not bear to have propositions looking
to the re-establishment of poem and
union submitted to the people. To
the incidental remark that the majori
ty must rule finally, be further re
plied : "I am not so sure .of that."
Neither events nor history shows that
the majority rules or ever did rule.
The contrary, I think. is true. Why,
sir, the man who should go before the
southern people with such a proposi
tion—with any proposition which im
plied that the North was to have a
voice in determining the relations • of
the South—could not live a day. He'
would be hanged to the first tree with-'
out judge or Jury."
It may be thought that these doe:
trines are but the momentary ebulli
tions created in the minds of a few
lenders at the South by the passion
ate r heats of the war, bUt that is not
the case. During the dark ages in
our country's history, while the love,
of liberty was gradually weakening
from a passion to a sentiment, from a
sentiment to an abstraction, and frfn'
an abstraction to a mere "glittering
generality," the master minds, of .se
cession were busily engaged in devi
sing some plan by which, under the
forms of universal suffrage, the will of
the majority could Yet be sot aside.
In the September number of Ifaryerls
Magazine appears a letter written by
the Rev. Aaron Foster, who was for
Many years pastor of a Presbyterian
church in. South Carolina, in the neigh
boyhoodof Mr. Calhoun's residence,
and who enjoyed a close intimacy with
thatdistinguished man: We • quote;
"I will saggestand I think my pe- .
culiar opportunities for judging must
guide me
,right in the opinion—that
the mind of Mr. Calhoun, during those
years between 1824 and 1835, was la
boring on the certainty that freedom
must out-vote slavery; and that, i
the progress of the race, freedom must
be united against it politically. He
either honestly believed in slavery, or
saw that his lot and political hopes
were cast out of freedom into sla very
Fer many years he labored with. the
problem how Minorities could be macho
to govern majorities. This was the
harden of his conversation with MO
betwe6n ws and the end of 1832,. in
clUding state rights and.. nullification
and the insufficiency of the 'United
States constitution to protest
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[ties.: My opinion is; that. finding no
relief in these theories so long as a ma•
jority of the state votes controlled the
Policy of the nation, he turned, with
hope for the institution of slavery, :to
secession, thinking to live long enough
to be its head and glory."
Thus, a generation ago, the active
ftno:ll,onaciouB - mind : of John C. Cal
houn *as omploying itself for yearEi
succession to work out the •prob
llem of , malcing minorities govern ma-'
joritces under: the constitution. That
failing,.secession• or civil war were to
follow: .Davis is but the outgrowth
of Calhoun's speculations.. South Car
olindforged the bolt;the Mississippi.
an only shot it off.
' in viewof this evidence it is utter
ly abSurd to suppose that any conces
shins granted to slavery and the sou
thern states in the beginning of 1361
would have prevented the outburst of
disunion feeling. That hudacious and
powerful faction, which had arrogated
to itself the title of "the South," was
determined not to be conciliated by
any sacrifice Which the North could
Make, short or utterly and forever '
abandoning the principle that the ma
jority shall rule--of course accepting,
With the honors- and emoluments, the
responsibilities of government. As
lung as this war regarded as funda
mental in tho free states the slavery
oligarchs felt insecure; and indeed,
had they carried this great lino of
Popular defences, they would have
again felt insecure until other and in
ner lines had also been carried ; for it
is of the nature of wrong to be ag
gressive, and after one success to be-
come insane for further conquests,
generations will point to the stand.
Against southern aggression • made by
national men of all parties in 1861 as
ono of the groat glories 'of the age,
the Whole loyal People being more
willing to sacrifice debts, business,
I property, aye, life itself, than give up
`the great majority prinelpio.
This.rule of the majority,:it is true,
may not be ebsolute•perfeetion
Weis. litr. Sohn SteWartMllf' has de
veloped .a plan by tvhiell, ilethinks,
he has 6uccoed64
of minorities with the rule and respon
sibility Ofrnajoliiies.. Wo are not sure
that it is entirely practicable; but in
Case it is ono thing to go forward and
upward from one plane to a higher
and a more equitable ono ;•it is anoth
er and a very different matter to de
scend' from majorities to' professed
minorities—that is, from the whole
people to a mere order, which, if follow
ed up to its legitimate consequences,
would proceed further from an order
to an individual; thus concentrating
all authority in the hands of abso
late monarch, "te Which eoraplexion"
the anti-majority principle, "must come
at last". It is essentially retrograde,
feudal', European ; not American; en
lightonedand progressive. Washing
ton represents the one principle, Rich
mond the other; Abrahani Lincoln is
the standard-bearer of the one, Soifer
'son Davis of the other; the l‘rmies.un
del; Grant rind Sherman aro the armies.
of democracy, those under :Lee and
1 Hood the armies of aristocracy or des
potism. Our whole contest hinges on
these differmices, and until these are
settled, until the glorious truths of free
dom and equal rights are accepted by
the whole nation, there will bo no end
to the war. It involves the essential,
the distinctive, the single principle on
which our political societies aro built;
and if we fail to Maintain . it now, de
mocracy fails L--not only on this conti
nent, but over the world.—N. Y Peg.
How to make Beautiful Homes.
The' greater part of our population
are waiting till they can afford to have
pleasant homes, forgetting, that they
can at no time afford to have any, oth
er. We take the color of our daily
surroundings, and are happier, more
amiable, stronger to labor and firmer
to endure, when those surroundings
aro pleasing and in good, taste. - To
possess these important qualities they
need not be expensive.. Time beauty
is cheaper than we. think.. The first
charm of a home, within and without,
is thorough neatnessond' this • is . the
result of habit, not outlay. It is often
cheaper than filth. - Paint the house if
you can; if not, whitewashTbut in any
case let it be' in thorough,repair . . Let
be no loose shingles or dangling
clapboards or gates banging by a bro
kim hinge. • These hints 'favor thrift
as well as taste. Let the house be
sufficiently shaded. This will pay in
comfort, wear of furniture and lack of
flies. If you cannot • afford green
blinds; you can always afford a green
tree or two, that costs nothing but la
bor and patience, and will shelter you
from the sun in summer aml.the wind
in winter.
tsa, A gentleman walking with two ,
Mice stepped on a hogshead hoop that
flew up and struck him in the face:
"Mercy?" 'said he, "which of you
diropped that?"'
Plant vines, of soma-kind about youri. Subscribe for the Globe.
TERMS, $1,50' a year in advance.
premises; they are indispensable to
grace; they show that nature takes
kindly to Year home and'htts'• thrown
her arm around it. , Yell need 'not re
sort to costly climbers;, woodbine :and'
clematis may bo had for the
brig; and grapes and hop-vinee.marbe
so trained as to :combine -'beauty. , and
profit.. Let your turf be smooth . and
firm as velvet; and enforce the: death
penalty upon weeds with an unspa
ring hand. : No man,:riCh or poor, can
afford to raise Weeds. They choose
the richest spots, , whore flowers; or
fruit, or vegetables Might grow, and
send abroad their seeds as missiona
ries of eVitinto every nook and cor
ner. 111-kept places always have
their vegetable Five Points, where sin
and misery aro mimicked in pig -weed,
burdock and nettles. A very few
flowers will suffice; a monthly rose in
the - window, a morning-glory over the
door-way, a bright border between
your-kitchen garden and the street;
these add,to the picture just those
touches of color that make it pleasant
to the eye. With half a dozen cheap ,
and common kinds, your wife will take'
care that something is always in bloom.
But flowers aro gross feeders, and if
you keep no domestic animals, you
fancy, perhaps,' that you have no
nu me.' , You were never more mists:
ken. Every human 'dwelling; cen
tre of fertilizing agents, mostly was
ted as times go, rich enough to make
the whole plot around it blossom like
the rose. Tell the soil that you have
nothing to give it give it what you
have and it will laugh in your face.
The suds from the, laundry is a store
of liquid wealth. Never waste a drop
of it in drains or sewers. It is a floa
ting currency promising to pay round-.
ly in grass and vegetables • and fruit.
Invest . it in your home bank, which
never, suspends payment. Those gras
sy slopes aro greenbacks whose issue
is:as good as gold. Carpet sweepings
are manure in a concentrated form.
Dug into your flower borders they
weave aricher pattern than the one
from wkioh they were worn. These
old -bones that deform the premises, if
buried beneath the grape vino, will he
"health to, the bones" of all your
friends. Old boots and shoes, those
most unsightly wrecks, are the timer
ite food of the raspberry and all its
palatable kin. Tainted brine, if such
unhappily is yours, .is a treasure for
the plum trees and the asparagus bed;
slacken limo with it, and it will make
a rich dressing for any. garden soil.
Every household should have its com:
post bed, be it only an old packing box
where woolen rags, bits of panel), ap,
plo parings, refuse of vegetables, slops
front the kitchen, chips and saw dust
are storing up the elements of a glori
ous growth. Let not yours be one of
the homes where all these bright pos
sibilities arrive only at . "burning in-
stead of beauty." We • : have named
but a part of the fertilizers of.. every
household. Generally speaking what
ever is offensive to sight or smell is
urging the appeal to our revolted
tastes.---Bury me, and I'll' do you.
4:neighbor, whose "statements are
entitled to implicit confidence," relates
the story of the cunning and inteli
geriee of a rat which is truly remarka
ble. Being plagued with the depreda
tions of the rodent mammels, - ho made
various attempts to .secure the repre
sentative of this small race of quadru
peds. • The trap . used was a' wire one,
and so constructed that on arat entering
and nibbling •at the bait, the trap
would spring and cage the intruder.
Our neighbor when lie went to examine
hiS trap always found it sprung bnt no
rat, and what was the strangest of all;
the bait was gone. So he resolved to
watch the trap. His patience, was
Presently 'rewarded by beholding a
half doyen rats making their appear
ance, and at their head one who appear
ed to be a leader. This rat advanced
slowly and cautiously towards the
trap, and when the others would make
a move as if intending to rash at the
bait, the old fellow would wag his
tail and they would fall behind • him.
After viewing the trap closely;•• the
old fellow approached the back, part
Of it, and getting on it shook the raised
part until the trap gprung,. and then
put a paw through (motor the openings
between the wires, and taking the bit
off, made good his retreat with his
A WORD TO BOYS.— Begin in early
Moto collect libraries . of your own..
Begin with a single book; and when
you find or hear of any first-rate book,
obtain it, if you can. After awhile get
anot4er, as you aro able; and be sure
to read it-Take the beat pare
.of your
books ;and in thili way when you are
men you will have good libraries in
your head as well as on your • shelves.
NO, 11,
A Rat Story.
G.M.;b r Ejh'
the moat complete otf`emy in tNi'Aimtry; - adirpile
seem the most ample fecillftes for Ocialttly fez pttngx;'
the Dee style, every vartety of.Jolirrintlug, such's' g g
TJLANKS, , , •
• • , „ ;;: POSTERS,
CIROUL ' ARS, '• • :-
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Gen. Grait. — The;Onnfidtiiicio of the
An army„ correspondent
since the seizure of the
foad,,speaks , df Gen. 'Grantli feili4S ) l.
It is wonderful to Eleo the celerity
, .
with which Gen. Grant move§„fkom
point to point of the line. He , passes,
here at•all hours of night - and — dar
Surely, ever human lieing:Sietted,
all his energies in any.eause,be is ex-.
erring his 'inthe cause of 14 countg-
The qUalities,thatare daily,develcipidg
themielves demonstiate frilly that, if.
there, is a man on the Axnerican•conti
nont: calculattid to bring-this-wan to •
a successful issue. Gen. Grant is 'that
man. Ho goes about his work in work,
.ing style, devoid that foolish ostenta- /
tion that characterizes many of .the
minor generals, I do - wish that some:
of the croakers and Copperheads of
the North could .but follow him in his
career for one week, and they would ]
forever after hold their peace and hang,,
their heads in. shame. Gen., Grant, ,
has the unsha k en confidence of every,,
soldier, from the •highest in , nffice.:io'
the humblest priyate,
as he justly merits, the wartoi;Cmani- c
gestations of their esteem i vitrArer
goes. Not a single ; seep sof liffrinilitary:
career is ca*atect, to becloud a single •
star in the bright
„diadetn that iB heing •
wreathed ter crown his brow at the,
close of this 3var, when the , States in;
rebellion shall reacknowleige their,
fealty to the Union, and we, from Maine .
to the Gulf, (forgetting the past,) Shalt,
become as united at home move were,,
and shall be respected abroad.
Dreadful Case dlYeriavity.
A recent occurrence 0,„ Patterson',
N. J., shows a horrible state 'of MOll4
among a certain neglected ;elass,ofthe ,
community. It seems thxit ,a' girl,
aged thirteen years belonging". to a
vagabond, poverty stricken
picked up from the street alitt4ciiiiht ,
of two years, that had ‘ watiOored . from .
the house of_ its _mother, , -- earrteil; it
home, and lafter`stripPltiklifo.444thes:
front the infant, threw4lnto .
A,younger sister Ot the murdeamsfkitAii
tified that the clothes atrippa4,
from the baby fbr their own ' (Mean-f,
ing the murderess' sister's baby.) That
she (this girl, of nine years) looked in
to the well and saw the babi kicking
in the water, and tan away into thee
house. The heartlessness of the , " two
girls shows either a greater degree of'
natural depraVity thitiC'.usualty be
longs to children, or that they had
boon schooled in vice' and crime
early infancy by brutalparents. Prod;.
the accounts published n., the Patter,,-.;son papers, this last would seam to
have been' tbe case, as whenthe. mur
deress was arrested the - -tabthei "`itV
tempted to rescue her from the offietire:
ofjustice, and fought and.tore the
officers, cursing . and swearing at a •
fearful rate. Themother at that, time,
had to he arrested and sent te jail, on-.
ly coming out yesterday'at 10 'o'oldock',
a few hours befbre her daughter: was
re-arrested for murder. • ' The ,destitu 7 i
Lion of this family may be understood
when our readerslearn that the. chil..
dren have been entirely nakeda
ter part of the day when thisfr
clothine , h was being washed and'driec. , h,
Two of the girls had previously,4f3 , 4ll/.'
arrested for stealing,shoes from ,better,
clad children in the street.
Coporcmci PEftsprTitailificA Mer
chant, in "lending eland" on •beard of
ono of his ships, on sr:windy - day, foam]:
himself, at the end , of an. hour, arida•
half, pretty well exhausted, find' 1130113:
piring freely. lid -sat down to rest:.
The cool wind from the sea -was delight
ful, and, engaging in conversationi,titne
past faster than be was aware of ,
attempting to rise, foal* heWannfra-,
ble to do so withoutafisistanae: '.116
was taken home and put; to bed, *here
he remained for 'two.years,: arid fora
long time sfferwards could only hobble
about with the aid of a crutch. 14ess
exposure than this Ids,'in pinatitiitions;
not so vigorous, resulted in inflahriticiri,
of the lungs ' pneumonia, ending:in
death in less than , a Week ; or causing
tedious rheumatism, source of •
torture fbr life time, At k 4i4t4 l l3, of
lives would bosaveil every y,ea.r,, and.
an inchiculabk amount' of htim'an ,
suffering wouldhe prevented;iflntrents
would begin to, explain to their chil
dren, at the,ago threnor four; years:
the danger Tilicla 'attends ,the, cooling
off too quickly oter exercise, and , the
importance of not standing; still. aftei
exereine, or work or'play, or ofremairf
ing exposeditna:wiad, of sitting at a•
window or, door, orof,pulling off any
garment even the hat, or bonnet, while
in a heat. lit should be remernbered.
by all that 'al cob:11104'8:C comes withont •
ai cause; andithat, in foul , times out •of
five, it in th cv result oDleaving off exer
cise too suddenly, or 011, remairriuesfill
in the wind, or in a cooler•atmosphere•
than that in whiehtthe , aznrcimi, ban
been taken.---Rdinburg Paper.
Seotoh.paper tells the.story
farmer, who, after the buriali a his ,
wife, drove st• hard bargaih with. the'
grave-diggerovho, bringing his band!
down on tlio• shovel, said : "Down'
wi' anither shillingror upelie comes!"'
Tar, Persians, as ancient writers
form us, used to teach their:ions these.
three things: to ride, to , pay their.
I,debts, and to tell the truth,