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l-'j'tt'e have now in order to judge liow
the Spirit is likely to net towards us. only
to ask ourselves what would the Satinr
,y to mc bow would he (oi'.-on me how
would ho fre.it mo. wyre ho to meet me hy
tho wav whilst 1 am out in the world or to
lit 1 am out iu the world or to
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or to visit mo when I am nick, or to track
me between theclosct nnds.wtua.y ? Wo
see, at a glance how .10111 U
-,,, -, , .. ... . ... ,UM,,encl. chords
oan suppose. ourselves i n , to 1 ! ,0 - I,.,,, pavclVitl, stars; and tho angel's etho
Minctivclv. liow coti'luct, una maniiei, - .. , . ' . , ...
and a,recV. would he- ,eKula.cd in every ' " '"rrusg .!o down no,s,lcssly, nnd with
itiMan'o, bv our coneral character and how heudsand folded wing. liHteniug to
.niritattlioti.no. Wo can at thi, moment. i"'tirl 1'8 '0"1 '" sleeping
ttUti.:iiat(and toll, almot.1 to a word, what
Christ would sav to us wero he to take us
asiuo an, ain icu uswimi. u u, ;
.mi ntui in 1 a u' 1 i. 1 n 1 111HK 1 T i
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us veil an what he feels for us.
I w ill iot '
fi.llrtw out bid hint for you. You can do
that for yourself. And when you do so,
you will, I am hiire, sny of your S.ivior, "lie
speaks ppaco to bis poople, but only in
roimcction with the solemn charge, let
them not return unto folly ?"' Thu us the
Jon said of himself, "lie that liaili seen
nie hath seen tho Father, nlso ;" so we
way sty of tho Spirit, ho that hath eeii
the Savior hath seen the Comforter p.Uo ;
seen how he comforts, ;hoin he cotnlorts,
and nhy he comforts.
6.-i'"Tlie Savior always took care to con
j lo the assertion, 'ye tnust bo born again"
with souio Aini assurance, which make the
ma. e of the T'pint appear as free as it is
necessary. Kven to the woman of Sama
ria, he fnid,- "If thou hast knoivu the
gift ofio'l, and who it is that naith unto
thee, give me to UnnK
mkeil of him, and ho
thou wouldst have
would havtt given I
thro livinz water." Ilnishe wooed her at
tention to the work of the Spirit. In like
a manner, he preached to N ico demons all
"the fullnfis of theblossirg ol tho gospel,'
in connection with tho doctrine of regener
ation. Neither the ignorance nor the ca
vil of Sicodemous, prevented the Sa
viour from throwing tho loycof God and
the glory of tho atonemf nt.Mikea rain-bn-,-,
around the work of Ihe Spirit. -'God
,0 lovf-il the world, as to give liis only be
gotten Son, tlat -rbofoevtr LiTieveth in
him, uightnot perish, but have ovorlat
,llg life,'' was the "s!i!l xn,.iU yoke" which
followed tho thunder "Kxcept a man be
i.nn again he cannot enter the kingdom
of God." Tho wan was told, at the samo
time, and as often, tho evei lasting life was
iri'ato all who would believe on Christ for
t--Sr. much as we have of the Spirit, s.
t : : -h ii.ivo we of heaven in present enjoy
rncr. . and so aiuch evider.co ol its futii'-e
fulnei-.s. Hois in all respeot completely
an tnine.-t. For tbata tiling be an earnest
it is required thnt it be apart of the whole,
of t l-o came kind and nature as the whole ;
and, that it be a confirmation ot a pro.
nii'O am! appointment : first, the whole
is promised ; then, tho earnest is given for
tho good and true performance of that
prom is f. God gives us the proviso of e-t.-rual
life. To confirm this, ho giveth to
us the Spirit, which is as the fir.t part ol
the promiso, to tecure us of the whole. It
ntlio Spirit himself penonalfy considered,
thai is tail! to bo earnest. It is b; over
looking this simple fact, that so many of
the timid and tempted are afraid to look
it ho.ivon, as thoir home. It is not tho
Spirit himself, but "strong consohtion,"
which tliov reckon the ertieot ; whereas,
hn himself is o, whether comforting or
humbling, whether cheering or checking
The rent HeART. Tlio spiings or even
li.stinir lifn r within. These are clear
streams gushing up from the depths cf
soul, and flow out to enliven the sphere of
o.itward existence. But 1 ke the waters
of Siloam, "they go swiftly" Y'ou
must listen to catch the f ilvery tones of
the little rill as it glides from its nionnluin
luirue ; you way net witness its silent
rr.arch through the green vale, but i:s
eouro w ill bo seen in tho fresh verdure
and ihe opening flowers ; its presence will
bo known by tho forms of lifo ai.d bejuty
which gather around it. It is ever thus
with the pure. You may not hear the
-still small voic," or heed tho silent as
piration, but there is a moral influence
and holy power which you will feel. The
wildernets is mado to .-mile, flowers of new
liTo and beauty spring up and flourish,
whilo an invisible presence breathes im
mortal frigrancc through theatmosph ere.
I challenge the world, not from where
I might throw down tho gauntlet 01 aen
uc; from the sunny summits and tho
shady muni'.ions of the Mount of Commu
nion, nor from the Bethels, Pisgnhs, and
Olivets, hich form tho "borders of Eman
uel's Und ;" but from the valley of Achor
and Baca, wlwe the trouble and weeping
abound j and even there, the universal
"Wore I potsesior nf earth,
And oolleii tho jl&rs my own,
Without Thy gracos in 4 Ihyseif,
I wer a wretch undone"
CiOl.The cmront maxim that ' wo have
enough to do to tako cure of ourselves,
vs.ihout attendinc to tho case of others,"
both false, and fearfully true. They
Wo enough to ilo, and not a little to uf
lr- who live only tor tnemsoives, nowoy
er circumspectly thpy live ; for even cir
cutrsprction will not -.ccure the joy of the
Holy Ghost, without feytcpathy nd iea! of
All Christiscs indeed, do the
same w or:-. :n the woria or ine tmurcu ,
hut nil wn show the same to both in some
8 ir earliest Chrii-tianity for the
...ait .ifut "r nin years of our life, is fath-
uid mother, brother adJ sister, uncle
It ts tho6 that livewiluus,
...at tBWa brtl.l ...win t.s. nnd that iixorees
upon us our first conception of what u
TliH CIIORP UF SYMPATHY.
"Who lit J tint Ionia friend !"
Our friends havo been flitting ny
from earth to the echoh-ss shore, and each
bore "h. thread" of tin. golden chord of
sympathy that coils around her heart
,mf. s J, l,ul
d with tliem down near
l"" "'iiung surge w
mining siogc- mm. sleeps musou. u
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i , ,,0!e t!m,u o"-leyond tho shore,
l""p- ,ll71n' V . n'1 nnd wl'.t"
; .i, corner of tho horizon, "at nudit's
n with dewy finzer parts i
And w lieu inori
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111 llK0 " nowing sireair., men me biarsare
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un 1 mc .nielli iniiiKi in.i luiw iii.iv
to the view, but still remain, and tho gol-
den cl.ordoUynnathy remains outstretch I
ed between us iu.d heaven. To angel eyes
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IlieV ..... iaiitu,n 1. 1 . 1 lliu utu h,.....; ....
I kv cloak wra. s tin earth, and when storms
mi.. fn the skv. 'I'hcv could trace them
I-.i.i!,pw ,;t ,vl nn,. .l.o Utrnnnofl
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I v..t t .vino on earth, but rn.mv
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SOUND ADVICE. I
Let us not bo over-curious nbout the
failings of others, but take account tf our j(,onf(1,s U,at we would piefer the despot
own ; let at bear in mind the excellen Nm pf ft ,jriuw ,() lhul of a mob. j, .
cos of other men while wo reckon up our Mr Wa,Jo s dl)i;tl.ilie u sounUi we have no ,
own faults for then shal we be well-pleas. I overnim,r-t bl 0, tll(, Ulllll wll0
ingiowou. i or no wiioiooksui i.
0r o'.bers. and at his
own e.Ncei.enc c.,
i,,jui.pd in two wavs
ny me laiier ue i s
carried ii)i to Hi-rog inee, through the for
mer ho hills into lisiles.snesa. For when
In1 ierceives that such an one hath sinned
very easily he will sin himsell when ho
perceives that he hath in aught excelled,
very easily he becoineth arrogant. He
who consigns to oblivion lies own excells
enee.s, ai.d looks at its failings only, whilst
ho is curious inquirer it. to theexcellences,
nut the sins of others, is profitable in ma
ny way. And how ? I wdl tell you. When
he sees that sui.'.i a one hulh done excell
ently, he is raised to emulate the fame ;
when ho sees that he himself hath untied,
he is rendered humble and mod.M. If
wo net Ihiis- -if we thus regulate our-flve?
te shall bo able to obtain the good
things which we arc promised, and in all
our ways wo will acknowledge (jod. &t,
A W (i.,lsii 'I'aic Kir, To heai Ocnii-,.
tall tho drugger story is worth n qua; tet
any time. 1 he storv is a capital one, but
il takes ihe man to tell it.
in some such words as those
lie you tho druggcr
W..H 1 .'nn-asn I sp drill's '
'Wall' hev yeugot eny uv this .ere seen-
tin ns tho e ils nut on their hankercheersT.
'Wall, our Sal s gwino to bo marneil,
and she gin mo nine-pence, and .old me
to invest the hull 'mount in soer.ti.i Mull',
ao's to make her tweet, ef I could find
sumlhiii to suit : so el you're a wind I'll
just smell around.'
Tho Yankee smellod around without
being suited, un'il tho 'drugger, got tired 'party or prejudice, and ignoring utterly
of hi in and taking down a bjtilo of harts- all schemes of President making or un
born avs I making, while the energies ot mind and
Tve got sentin stuff that will buit you. ' the material resources of the country are
A sintle drop on a" hankerehiof will stay summoned to tho single purpose of resto
for weeks, and you cannot wash it out. ring the Union to tho basis ot the Cousti-
but to get the worth of it you must take a tution.
. . r i If Senator W ade s theory becomes tho
0 ,t.,t .t. ,;.iAfi W..H iist hold on
a minute till 1 get breath, and when I say-
i. Iimni'i m (... . . -
now, you put it uuuVr my smeller.
The hartshorn, of course, knocked tho
Ytiikae down, as liquor has many a man-
Do you suppose he got up ami smelt again
as the drunkard does? not he, but rolling
up his fists, he said ; 1
'You made me sinen mai larimi c.cn
lastinii stuiT. mister, and I'll mako you
smell brimstone '.'
Vinrtivuvs Srs'TENCRIi to l)V. at it -Hen-
ry Kuhl and Hamilton W. Windon, two '
cituens of Western Virginia, have bo., n
tried before a court martial for killing a
United States soldier, and convicted, and
sentenced to be hung at Suttensville,
Braxton county, on ihe 9th of May. Moji
or General Fremont has approved the sen
tence. Conrnd Kuhl, convicted of par
ticipating in the him murder, was sen
tenced to bo taken to Camp Chaso, near
Columbus, Ohio, and put at hard labor,
with ball and chain attached to the lelt tailed to illustrate and deprecate anytti
leg, during the war. ( vetgence from those principles and that
: I line of policy upon which, in our convic-
IFJfc-A Yankee said that his father was tiorift, the sanity of lLo nation depends. As
so very spry that hecouio Daiancc a tony-
foot ladder on one end, run up one
of it, over tho top and down the other bo- i ci,0sen by Abolitionists ; as Democrats, wo
fore it would fall. "I havo seen my fat h-j gtantl by tho- President just where Aboli
er," said his opponent, "many a timetakel tjonists desert him. Whether that is
a forty-ladder, run to the top oi u, caicu
it t.v thrt ton round, whirl it up another
length, and go over it in the same way, be
fore it would fall."
Paid. The St. Lou is h'veninj Xews learns
that tho loan of the Exchange Bank of
St. Louis, of $2.10.000, made to Fremont
last summer, has. lifter much delay snd
trouble, caused by (ten. rremontswant
of authority to negotiate such a loan, been
finally paid, with interest.
fii .Tamos Buchanan, a lawyer in Pitts-
I burg, Pa., denies that be has been in the
I t orn -aerate army, as stated in a paper ol
lion ivevcrav Jotinston bus written n
i Udtor denying the constitutionality of the
I act emancipating slaves in the District of
: fciTJudgo matron neia a preliminary
session oMbe Lnited States court at
Nashville, Tenn-,ou tb 21st tnutaut.
THE CONSTITUTION EEPEALED.
In tho Senato of tho United Slates, l.wt
week, when Iho arrest and imprisonment
of General Stono wero under discussion,
.Senator Wade's reply to tho argument
tlint Gen. Stone's rights, under tlio con
stitution, tho common law and military
law of the country, had been violated, was,
that tho government, in thin great exigeii'
ey, i bound to protect itse-lt, and tliat me
constitution is virtually repealed until the
government has hepo.no able, to restore it
authoiily in the rebellious Slate.
We find this in tho report of tho do
bates in Congress: it has Veen before the
public for a weuk or more without contra
diction: we copv il to fasten the eves of
tlui nation unoii it, in the lustiest avowal
'.nl of a doctrino t hat is working a
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tinment. and rapidly tin ns form in 2 :t in-
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""V1'0; 'f lh? . "'inctly ,
? fort.!ll,y 'l".10!' ,U a'1"' n,ul ".,lM
i been with equal boldness avowed bv Sen.
"'"- 1" n
ator .Sunmor and other
ilition leadeis, becomes tho policy and
icree.ioi i no country, our government, line
"ttie ba.elw.s labi .o ol aUrcnm is gone
anil only a miserable wreck is left behind.
It lore this theory ol Senator Wado is
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Jiloie th:s theory ot .Nfnnlor Wailo is
Mil bin. t WmI t.v it., wnt. Ill tin wull f o t -v 1 1. A
if.ut.stjf,n iJf.fO-0 the Sujiftiuni (Joint, und
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t tie land, it wiil bo our privilego to choose
between submission to it, and voluntary!
n:i iii 1.. ...... vr.. r,..,,,l. i :
wields the army and navy, regardless of
;,h(? c..n -t it i.tK.n wind, he isseUinu .sworn
, to uphold by these powers,
j Mr. Thomas, of Massachusetts, has ably
,and nobly risen up, in the spirit and with j
t much of ihe power of Webster, to throt
tle this heresy, lie has maintained tho
supremacy of the Constitution and tho
subordination of the governing power to
.that sovereign anil sacred instrument;
.and with equal eloquence nnd truth ho
'significantly points to the authors of this
(new revolutionary doctrine, and declares;
"In seeking to c hange the Constitution by
! force of arms, we become thu rebels we
jure striving to subdue.'1
The Constitution was not made for fair
. weather only. It is good fortune of peace
j unci better still for time of war. There is
little need of law wh-ju men are willing to
obey ; bul when war breaks the peace and
security of society, hen the passions of
men are lashed into rago, and the nation
iu eu'MciiW lunaii into i ha voi'te.X of
civil s.ril'e, thon the lights of communi
ties nnd individuals are in danger, nnd
This ho does the only protectio.i whuh tno loyal citi
zen enjoyj, i in tho Constitution of his
I country. It is a grand mistake, which
even cood men sotm-innes tnaKO, inat ti.e
apparent ncassil; of the hour justifies a
ruler in the usurpation oi niegai power.
This fallacy if the universal apology which
tyrants dead. Py this abu-o of power
the libertine of nations have been blotted
out, and the lives of thousands eaerifieed.
What, we want now in Congress, is a
spirit of devotion to the laws und princi
ples of tho government ; a spii it of pat
riotism rising far nl ovo the behests of
theory of tho war. there a i.l be no more
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constitutional liberty in the Kepubliu ol
tho West. A'. V. Observer.
Soino Logic. Tl.o editor of tho St
Paul (Minncsota).oMi-n;i' a paper worthy,
by its signal ability, to ue tu-3 mosi wniety
circulated of all in the North Western
"Let the people be assured, with a man
'ly honesty, that wc, tho Democracy, al-
thouL'h failini: to elect a President repre
scntutive of our principh-j, have been and
are anxious to open his eyes to Democrat
ic truths, and help him to walk in Dem
ocratic paths; are anxious to suppoit
him in whatever can redound to the glory
of the country, and aid in mending the bro
ken Constitution and Union ; that we
would be false to that Union, false to that
Constitution, lalso to our own political
faith which embraces them both; (also to
even policy, andjfw to the l'reiident, it wa
( Democrats, we aro tor directing tho war
just in the opposite direction from that
properly 'sustaining the war,' or not,
Democrats will hardly submit to the judg
ment of either Abolitionists or time-servers
' CoNTRAUAShs" AT TUB NORTH. TliO
Rochester (N. Y.) Union of Saturday
Just about these days there soeras to bo
quite an influx of strange colored persons
in our city. Each is telling some large
story about his escape from slavery and
his sufferings. These persons ccmo here
expecting to bo taken care of by "white
folks," and, disappointed in that expecta
tion. resort to mean for a living not coun
tenanced in this community. Two or
three ot tho r-pecies wore before the police
magistrate this morning for vagrancy and
coalmining petit larcenies. and were sum
ruari'.y disposed of by sending them to the
peniivutiary. They ar only placed whore
they can earn their living, aud not sponge
it out of white citiicut.
IN TI1S DISTRICT or COLIXIIIA.
The bill abolishing slavery in tho Dis
trict of Columbia has been signed by tho
Presided, and was returned to Congress
accompanied by a special messago in tho
following words .
Fellow citi:ent of Mc Scnatt
and Home cf I!cpresen(alii ts :
The act entitled "An act for the release
of certain pet-sens held to service or labor
in the District of Columbia" has this day
been approved and signed.
I havo never doubted the constitution i
al authority of Congress to abolish slavery
in this District, nnd I have ever desired
to see the national capital freed from the
institution in somo satisfactory way.
Hence there l.as never been, in my mind,
any question upon tho subject except the
one of expediency, arising in view of all
the circumstances. If there be matters
within and about this act .vhich might
have taken a course or slmpo more satis
factory to my judgment, I do not at
tempt to specify them. I am gratified
that the two principles of compensation
and colonization are both recognised and
practically applied iu the act.
lit the matter of compensation it is
pro 'ided that claims may bo presented
sithiu ninety days from tho pissano of
the act, "but not thereafter," and there
is no si'ving for minors, femmes-covert,
insane, or absent persons. I presume
this is an omission by mere oversight, and
1 recommend that it be sup). lied by an
ainendatoiy or supplemental act.
April 10, 1S02.
The following are the fiut three sec
tions of the bill, embracing its most im
portant features :
AN ACT for the release of certain por
tions held to servce or labor in the Dis
trict of Columbia.
lie it enacted by the Senate and Houso
of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress as-embled, That all
persons held to service or labor within
the District of Columbia by reason of Af
rican descent are hereby discharged und I
fieed of and from all claim to such ser-.
vice or labor ; and from and after the ins-;
sage of this act nether slavery nor invnl-j
uiil.iry servitude, except for crime, where- ;
of tho p-irty shall be duly convicted, shall
herealier exist n said District. i
Sec. 2. And be it further enactd, Thnt
all persons loyal to tho United States,
holding claims "to service or labor against
persons discharged therefrom by this net,
may, within ninety days from the passage
ll.eieof, but not theieafter, present to the
commissioners hereinul u . un iilioii.ilil. i.
lespeetive statements or petition in wri
ting, verified by oath or ullirniation, set
ting forth the names, ages, and personal
description of such persons, tho manner
in which said petitioners acquired such
claim, and any facts touching the value
thereof, and declaring his allegiance to
tho Government of liio United State.', nnd
that he has not' borne arms against the
United States during tho present rebel t
lion, nor in any way given aid or comfort
thereto; Provided, That the oath of the
tarty to the petition shall not be evidence
of the facts therein stated.
Sec. 'i. And bo it furtherenaotod, That
tho President of the United States, with
the advice und consent of the Senate, shall
appoint three commissioner;., residents of
the District f Colu.nbia.any two of whom
shall have power to act, who shall receive
the petitions above mentioned, and who
shall investigate nnd determine tho ulid
ity And value of tho claims therein pre
sented, as aforesaid, und appraisp and up.
portion, under the proviso hereto annex
ed, the value in money of the several
claims by them found to be valid : Pro"
vided, however, That tho entire sum to
appraised and apportioned bhull not ex
ceed in the aggregate an amount equal to
three hundred dollars for each person
shown to havo been so held by lawful
claim: And provided, further, That no
claim shall be allowed for any slave or
slaves brought into said District after the
passage of this act, nor for any slave claim
ed by uny person who has homo arms
against Iho Government of the United
j Slates in tho present rebellion, or in any
way given aid or comfort thereto.or which
originates in or by virtue of any transfer
; heretofore made, or which shall hereafter
bo made by any person who has in any
manner aided or sustained tho rebellion
against tho Government of Iho United
Sec. 11, appropriates $100,000 "to aid
in tho colonisation and ettlemeut of
such free persons of African descent now
: residing in said District, including those
to be liberated by this act, as may desire
I to emigrate to the Republics of Hayti or
' Liberia, or such other country beyond tho
limits of the United Slates us the Presi
dent may determine.' '
prjuJohn Brown jr. has written a letter
to tho Vine .fr Wi stating that he nnd
his men havo stolen seecntccn hundred ne
groes from their mastets since Lo has
been in Missouri. Exckingc.
A noted character was onco arraigned
before a certain Judge for t'ealwg. When
tho indictment was read, the accused
plead guilty, whereupon tin Judge or.
dered him to be discharged, for tho reason
that as "ihe prisoner was never known to tell
the truth, he could not be belivod now."
Bf5Vhenevei you hear a man indul-"
ging in tirades against slavery, and decla
ring his willingness to see the "institution
wiped out," regardless of Constitutional
barriers, you may set him down us an Ab
olition disunion traitor, who, with all his
professed zeul to have the rebellion put
down, is a total sharper to every impulse
of true patriotism. Such in one is em
phstically a Vnim Slider. Crawford Dem
The Battle of Shiloh Interview bo '
twecn Gen. W. C Prentiss and Oen
The Savannah Republican, of April II,
publishes a letter from its army correspon
dent, giving n description of the battle o)
Shiloh. Wo extract from it tho following
conversation which is alleged to have in
kon place tetween Gen. Beauregard and
Gon. Prentiss, the latter a Federal officer
who was taken prisoner : lUdt, Sun.
I witnessed the arrival and presentation
cf Gen. Prentiss, who was taken by a stall'
officer or otlici rs of Gen. Polk, and con
ducted to tho latter, who sent bin), with
his compliments, immediately to General
Beauregard. Tho following is tho sub
stance of tho conversation that ensued
after they had shaken hands:
1'rentiss. Well, sir, wo havo felt your
jiower to-day, and have had to yield,
Beauregard. That is nuturul, sir. Y'ou
could not expect it to bo otherwise. We
aro lighting for our homes, for our wives
and children, fcr generations to come uf
ter us, and for liberty itsel!. Why does
your government thus war upon us, and
seek us upon our on soil ?
J'rentUs. ur people, have never yet
been able to bring themselves lo consent
lo ee the Union broken up. Such a thing
has not entered into our additions, and
Hoiurrgtird. The Union is already bro
ken, anil tho l ist man, .vomaii and child
in the .South will willing'.)- perish before
it shall be restored. What force have you
had engaged to-day ? I
Prentiss. Six divisions, numbering a
little over 7,000 each tho whole not
amounting to more than -10,000. Generol
Grant commands, assisted by Generals
Sherman, McL'lernnnd, llurlhurt, Wnl.
lace and myself. Gen. Smith is si. k, and
has not been upan the field. My division
was the first lo receive your attack, and
we were not properly supported ; if wo had
been, tho day might have been otherwise.
There h-' s bt'cn mismanagement some
where. Had I b':en supported in time,
wu should havo broken your centre at the
lime wo stopped your advance.
Bcjurejjurd. Soue are mistaken, Gen
eral ; my order of battle whs such that if
you hud even penetrated the centiool oui
front line, it would only have been to en
counter certain destruction ; e would
have cut you to pieces. Has Gen. Buell
arrived, and what of'h!s forces?
J'ihILi; (l.e.ili'.ting.) I do not know
where Gen. Buell .s, nor ll;. number of his
forces. I havo hei.id ho was ut Nashville,
und then ut Columbus, and tibo on the
ic.id. We do not look f,..r him under forty-eight
Hours. 1 teai y Ml will captuic
the greater part of our nrmy on this side
of the river. You have met and overcome
to-day the best troops ive have.
Uutregnrd. am glad to hear it, and
trust that tiie result of the day's work may
bring your government to a fl ume of mind
more favorable to peace.
J'rentUs. That can hardly be, sir. If
your army had pu-hed on alter the biUtlo
of Manassas, it might havo taken Wash
ington and overrun the North, and bio't
us to peace. Wo hnd an insufficient sup
ply of nuns ihen, and wero nut prepared.
The muskets purchased in Belgium hy
Fremont were of but little account ; you
could turn your thumb in the niuzzi6, the
bore was so large. Wo also procured from
England the old arms that have been sto
red awuy us useless in the London Tower
ever since the war with Napoleon in lSlo.
Tfcey are of no value vvln tiver. It is only
within tho last sixty days that wo havo
become thoroughly und efficiently nrmod.
Uur supply is now ample, and we cannot
now bo overcome. Your government has
made two mistakes first, in not uvuiling
itself of the fruits of the battle ol Manas,
nis; and secondly, for waiting until wo
had become well armed und organized.
Wo have now 21l),W0 wen in caiujn ol
instruction, who will bo brought upon tho
field us they may be needed. We do not
doubt the final result.
Beauregard. 'Sot do we. Our causo is
just, and God will yet give us the victory.
J'rentM. We know you have able olli
cers and a spirited nrmy to back them, but
our confidence is firm, nnd permit me to
add, General, that among all tho Confed
erate ofliecrs- no ono is so grent a favorite
with us ns yourself. Such is my own feel
ing, nnd that of our nrmy and people.
Beauregard Y'ou are very kind, sir ; but
we have much better ollicers than 1 aw.
jGen. Sidney Johnson and Gon. Joseph
'Johnson are both my superiors in ability j
' as well in in rank. I have served under
i both of them most cheerfully, ant' know
' them well. I care nothing for mnk ; the
. good of my country is whit I look to
j tuber observations wero wade, but the
foregoing embraces tho chief points of the
intc.view. (Jen. Prentiss was easy and
i pleasant, and not at all depiessed. Ap
I patently, too, he was quite candid ; ami
;yet I thought I detected a disposition to
evade, if not to deceive, in his reply as to
I the forces of Buell. I believe that Buoll
is neur at hand. It is to bo hoped that I
nm mistaken, and that our men, who havo
already fought long hours, may not have
to encounter a fresh f yrc.e to-morrow.
! Gen. McCleuan's Division. Tho I!o.
(better (N. Y .) AdoeriL-.er says: '-When
Gen. McClellun left Washington, General
McDowell's corps hud orders to follow in
J a given time. But after Gen. McClellun had
j riuched Fortress Monroe, two new Depart
' wonts were carved out of that of iho Po
tomac, and Gen. McDowell was assigned
to the command of the ono ho td ready oc
cupied. Gon. McClellan telegraphed the
President for the 'expected un J desired
troops, adding that, deprived of thorn, it
would take him considerably longer to
bleak through the- rebel lino of fortifica
tions. But the Prnsidcnt would not order
them forward. These arr the fs'-!, a'
stated by tho Pres:dent himself."
Tlie City of ?IW 0 --V-v. -Its Cora
ni?rr. Public L-tii..'1r., r
The I'ellowini; sketch ot thu city of New
Orleans is inter.-st ing ut '!. p. -.cnt mo
The city (which In' i i-iii tion . f
171,-ISSby tho last oetu,.", :.u! idlog U.
I7'. slaves,) is t!n eiiio.;n'!i of the Mis
sissippi Valley, and i silmi!0'i o:r the I !''.
bank of the riv"r, a'.o-it orn In nil.'.' '"il-
from its mouth. Th" older .. i,ion ... (be
citv is built on t!. - convex sio. id' r, ' errl
of the river, which here swt1. 'is around in
iioii:.---! .t, i nsl nnd louthcst course .
From thi" location it deri-,-" !; finni' ..i
soubriquet :' the "Of sent v " In ..ho
pnyress of its !rwt up stroa.:.. ti e c i i y
iv-s now so extend. ! i'. elf lti til. Cii.
hollow of a urve in the 'ii.pu-ite dil ."o
tion, si iii..' ti e river front ,-resPids ait
outline somewhat resembling I!.,. ;HtrS.
Il stretch'- nr fglns ulu.) tho bank
of the .tier Minic six seven in. lea, with
an average dei ! ono mile, ir only Lc
ing jio.-sibio to luildot. ... i,: strip
of land F. ii.fi immediately oi. Gieeu' 'd
the river, and ti.oii ...;ii.lly sin'-n,-.' in the
rear until lost in the in'., i iiiiw.t.! "vainr s.
In the rear of New Orleans, a half u mi lo,
pei haps, beyond thos iburbs, is tho Mo
tiirie ridge, a narrow strip of higli land
two or three fee: above !.:gh walor ""..,
of hi. average cf a half inilo in width;
ili.-r. you come H'jain to the swamp, which
continues to tho shores of 'ho lake be
ond, n!uiisl as dj... o ns uny inthisut't
roundina valley, gloomy ni.d pecuii,.- and
uninhabited, except by'iiWigatcrs and Va
lerius. The front, e.f V. O. leans is of e-itjr".!
on the liver, and liorn iho jieculi.ii ity of
the country, ai d tho leveo vhich serves
to protect the city from being overflowed
hy the spring rise, tho Federal fleet, vheti
it reached the city, must Ji.ivc been above,
the ground mi which the city is Guilt, and
coi.lniund.'d it, as from an enii::'.-nc-.(. This
cireuiii.-tatice, H ii the fact t hat l.i -s bt eak -ing
of ih Ifv.-e bv a ! ;t:-r. Lt.t!!, or ;i 'f
minutes' work with the1, spade, would buh
merge the whole place, inakei Not'- Or
leans, with iis d -'en - elcss l .vir, itjt weak
est on. least protected j.ltcj of any com
mercial itupji tarc-c in ihowoild.
Tho most important iilroads ter"rina
ling at Ne .v Oi-ic ms urn the N'.-w Orleans,
Jackson and Great Northern, which, until
lately, united it with the t( .-.: l iiilroud
system:, of the lister:) and r-.-.r.l.-jrn v,'-tci,
und Ir..- New '.' '"nm', Opelous.iu, r.n'l.
Great '.Vest cm, extending 've-stwardiy a
short e "iM.uice. into Teas. T.:eg!"iit ave'
nue, li'ioi'.;r, of ! tr -'le & e.j.v.nterca of
the city, i. '.!.. issijipi i:ver. A!.-.:ig
the river fro:. ' the city ti.e ievee, or
artificial e-i.ha-ik-'i-nt to keop tho city
from intin'i.tiio.., is estt nu-.-d by u contin
uous si-i:. of wooden -vu j. A sort of
.--..lan',.lu is i Ik. i formed, .-c. c v.l m-'s
extent, whi'.h, ''-viiif l.c y censoii.
pi-.-serits a scene M' w 'id : : il v.iety -md
all i mat i nil. ut:..i ba!o?,l-M'.ii- l.osheael.
regroes H-.d lnuio-d'" s me u. : ;tt abun
dance. Am"::;j the not..! ' bcih.ingi are
the branch mint of tno Ui.n-l St:". .-
which the! Vin(;(!i..i.aessei.xd .-. .ir !' -'O
the (.'u.-to;:i liot'f e onn 'ho t:.o t mas
sive F'.ruettiic-.j in Ami-iica, L..' yet
com ph. ltd, the ' iir-lt'St I..jui?( and
sixty other churcii'-s, the '. Jinn its H's
tel. wiiicii eo-' '.V.i!i,C"; , t!.e l.-i'.piul,
b ;nks, benev..; nt ins-'it ' .is an i fzut
theatres. On JaeK.ion So .- ir-' , n brotra
equestrian itatue of C nei..'. Jauko-jii, ly
i he population of Ne.v Orleans ha.-' long
boon reinurkablo L:- t1 . : div-ui-sity of iis
elements. Ab ;ut one -halt i( the w.iitc.i
are of foreign birlli nnd i; nong 'l:cso the
French and 8pani ro p; -.- :on. ;:tunt. :
Thoro is olso u largo i.-jin' er of northern
Wu.it w it Soi.dii.u.s E: ''irg. Rev. A
M. Stewart, Chupluin of tho Llth Penna
regiment, in a letter to a I itt. liurgi; pa,
per, from the camp bo.u,r- Yii !ci .v. ii, s.iyf ;
'Si- L: i.i tight as a ;.c.-i. lloineily but apt.
Undiir the line leaves, where -ve enmp, r
whole sec.-ii army of uoodticks. i;as win
tered. Tho Into warm "--ith. : h as -.'.kei!
them into nctivt'y, i...d afti-. '.eir long
fast are ns hungry h vwis. Fc v so !u kv
ns not to tind, each morn h:df a dozer,
oftbeso rebel blood -tickets inking n
his flush. Y'ou seize one with the fint:?r-i
nnd pull, but it don't come. Y'ou seizor,
again wiih u djubie ligl.tnesi, r.ndjerl
with a vigor almost tutinient to tear out
the llesh ; there is u si- ,"ii vet tin
probabilities nre, llio fangs oi ..o uic d
thirsty rascal have been Ml buried undej
the skin. Now, health .res .oers nr.
wont to assert, thut frequent irritation oj
tho skin is n necessity to good Ucrlth in -
warm climate. In this resi.ect, ut lo?ut,
our friends ut IiDtne peed h ive no uiieasi
ness ubout ns here. Tho huie-t fellow m
cainr. muy frequently biise..- ) ?.oratchin-.j
hinwi;' with a vigor and gto, nnd it,
continuance stilhcient, a;.piir:itly--iii
steaJ of nierely irritHtiitg the tkh t .
tttir it oll'iltojiether."
A.N;l.'.CIbI-.NT oi tiie Battli. Z.r .'hiloii.-,
The following incident iu tho Lattice'
Shiloh is related bv an eye and ear wit .
ness: Two Kentucky regiments met fac
to face, nnd lought each ether with terr
ble resolution, and it happened iu.it en-.,
of the Federal soldiers wounded and cul
tured his brother, and after hand::-.,; hm.
back began firing at a man iii'.r a tree,
n hen tho captured brother called to hiw
und said, "Don't .shoot there any mora:
that's Cither "
Bt'i.Gilman of tli-Bath Tiwos, think
thut the hcny excise on intoxicating 1.
quors will have on unfa.'oi abla e fluct i-.tc:
the depth of water in soino of the wctcr.
4T The onna fuaioui Li'awoi'th Zonae
have com" to nn-jght. A l thai were-!
of them, uft. r a s.id unsoluiorly dragg.:.,.
on in quarrelling, inaction and half mu'.i
ny, are, it is Utd, to be disbanded shor: .
ly snd sent home. l'ti.t'hirj likh.