Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, December 23, 1863, Image 1
! ' "'II , A t 1). W. MOORE. ) VAitnr, Q. B. GOODLANDER, PRINCIPLES, not MEN. TERMS-ll 25 per Annum, if paid in sdvano VOL. XXXIV. WHOLE NO. 1787. CLEAKFIELI), PA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2.3, 18G3. NEW SEU1ES VOL. IV. NO. 23. fry y ror ri II II 1 ! , vi k ma J.tlisttlbntous. An Old Lawks Advick to hkr Bos. "Now, John, listen to me I'm older tli an 3-011, or I could'nt lie 3-our mother. ic-cr do 3-011 many a ' younx woman, before 3-011 liavo con trived to happen to bo around four or five limes before breakfast. You should know how late she lies in bed in tho mornii;. You should tako no-, the& hapless creatures perish as if swept lice whether her complextion is tho off by pestilence. Wru. D. Itutler, a dele samo in the morning 11s in the even-'gate of the U. S. Christian Commission, lug, or whether the wash and towsl wri,e9 t0 1ev, )r- w. G. Eliot as follows, have robbed her of her evening bloom, -ejecting tho negroes who came into You8houldtakcoa.etoburpr.se bcr , Vi,,kal,urg after the surrender by Gen. bo tbat you may sec her in bor morn-, , , . . ing dreHs, and observe bow her hair. looks when she is not expecting 3-011. 1 JI' possible, you should be w here vou "'"" oecamo a.armeu jest a pesti can hear t'ho morninir conversation , Iunce shoul(1 fcreik out among them and 1 11 .1 . - If J . uetween ner nnu ner inoincr. 11 sncl ls ill-natured and snappish to her j mother, so she will be to you, depend on it. But if 3'ou find her up and dressed neatly 111 tho morning, with vno aame B.H..CS, urn nciim '- hair, tho samo ready and pleasant answers to her mother, which cl.arac-, teri.od her deportment in tho even ing, and particular- if sho is lending a hand to got tho breakfast in good Reason, M10 is a prize, John, and tho sooner you tho belter. eecuro bur to yourself ... BrThc Springfield Republican is one of tbe few Administration papers' 1 . . 11.. 1 ...:it. r ...... ;c ,fi common sense, as witness tbe follow ing, which contains moro than will be found in tho K. wisdom Y. Trib- une for a wholo 3car: Kx "Thero is n irciicral iubilation in the Kcpublican papers over tho assumou . death of tho Democratic parti. They bad better not tako that for granted, A part3' that lias just thrown more ' votes than ever before in every State , .tcept Massachusetts. and has been-beaten only by the most ex traordinary efforts, can hardly be con sidered quite dead. The moral of tho political situation of tho Ik-publican leaders is that they have no puch excess of strength as to make it safe for them to be reckless or de fiant as to means and measures; that they arc still on trial before tho Amer ican people as to their abilit3 and in tegrity in the conduct 01 mo govern ment, and that they can only hopo to ' obtain a renewed Icaso ot power by , ucmousirau.ig uii 1 auj nun iu lino It iur inu m'lunat iHiimu, muivi than for private and partir.au ends. SroNEWAi.i, Jackson's Admission into Heaven. 1 was much amused at tho rebel prisoner's account of worestillsufleringuntoldwantandwrctch Stoncwall Jackson's admission into edness; tbat nearly 400 had died since Heaven. They- were strong ndmirers cf (Jon. Jackson, and especially of the HUCCC9S of bis Hank movements. "Tho day after his death," said they, "two Rtigcls came down from Jlcaven to carrv (ten. Jackson back .vith them. They searched all through tho camp, but could not find him. They went to the prayer meeting, to tho hospital, and to every other placo where tlicy thought themselves likely to find him, but in vain. Finally they were forc ed to return without him. What was their surprise to find that ho hud just executed a splendid flank movement, mil -'it into heaven before them." How it Works. A widow in Wcst rru New York, whoso husband was killed in the war, had loll her by turn a noto for about tivo thousand dollars secured bv mortirasre. At tho mime timo she owed in Canada n debt of less than $4,000. Under tho logal ten tier law she is obliged to tako green Lacks for what is duo her m Now York, whilo she is obliged to pay spc cio or its equivalent for tho sum sho owes in Canada. Tho fivo thousand dollars is not of course, sufficient to pa3 this debt. Tho widow don't clearly understand it, and has lost faith in "Old Abo'b" proposition that it is eas ier to pay a largo debt than a larger one. "Misfortunes Xevkii Comb Sincs tY." A soldier of tho lOt li roguhu-g, A native or rhuaueiphia, at tho bat tbj of Cbickamanga was struck with 4 oivo of shell in tho right eye, cut- . ting out the entire eye, then passing under tbe bridge of the noso and do alroying the sight of tho left eye, and bo it now perfectly Hind, tiough in tho prime of life. In the came action in which ho lost hia eyesight, he Iiatl a father ami threo brothers killed, leaving out of ft whole family only himself and his agca inoinor. tfirWhat is the difference between R milkmaid and a swallow; Ono skims tho milk and tke other kirus th water. ' Subserib for this prr no'- Shocking; Scenes on the Confiscated Plantations. There appears to have been no exagger ation in the accounts ul toady given in re gard to the condition of the negroes at the various contraband camps in llie Mis sissippi Valley. Congregated at these de pos, without employment, deprived of the tood to which they liave been accustomed, and ofien without shelter or medical care, ,, . , "About the first of August tho military 'avlanjl In iIia a.h.u !n.n.nlA.i. n.L.r " ,u ,uii" were issued to at once remove across the river all negroes, of every age and sex, whether sick or well, who wore not in some employment. One mornine I went out ' to inform a certain Lieut. W , who, Li(h Bn ina(e(lunto force, was executing Ua t,mt oue of fhem . the B .,t Church was dead, and that another, a wo- man, was lying behind a knee, dying. lle toM mo that 110 liau detailed, for the rurpose of removing the negroes, -ju army wagons; thai he bad hauled them, well, sick, and dead, with all their traps to the river, where be had a steamer to convey lhe , Hcr0M t0 a poitt opp08ite tbe lower 1 part of the city ; that ho had one wagon to ' haul the dead, and that some days he ; iollowmg correspondence, us throw found as many as twenty; that in one ing Borne light, upon the subject. Tho house bo found six dead bodies, with liv-1 correspondence was forwarded tofJcn. ing ones sitting and lying around them, rprenuy unconscious m men- situation, Holes were dug on tho river's bank and 1 the dead buried. The searching out and removal of these negroes consumed about fifteen or twenty days. About three bun- dred were thus removed to the low grounds opposite Vicksburg, and there left in tho weeds without any shelter, under the care ofamanwhowas appointed to organizo them into a camp, and separate small (ox cases from the rest in general to do what he could for their relief. He was soon ta- ken sick, and a certain Captain was appointed to take charge of all the contra- bands in and around Vicksburg. The retain was soon ..rostrate,! bv disease, ,, conveyed across the river in a kj) whenc0 he mnJo i,is way l0 a house ft ,. lhat of lhe Uni(e(l StRte9 c,)ri9 . . . tian Commission. Here he was invited to our bouso, whore he was still remaining when I left the city. The chaplain told me that there negroes had suffered and he had'taken charge of them ; that from! 10 to 20 die daily. Sometimes they would ,inu-;nt tl, n-..e,l .ml fi:,. wl.e.o their bodies would bo found only by tho . , .... r ,,, , That there was no white men with them but a nephew of his; that rations rcre fur- nished them by the government, but some- times ho had diflieulty in getting them river- ,hnt thev were five days without receiving any food, and the negroes in their despair threatened to kill him, thinking the fault was his. He also stated that they had no shelter or tent, except brush, to shield them from thesun, or storm, or dews of night. Capt, A stated that (hero were in this carr.p 2,000;' at Young's Point, 8,551 ; on Papaw Island, wheio bo purposed gathering most of them, 2.800; and on Black plantation,! on tho Yazoo, 2, 400 -in all over IG.fKlO. Ono morning 1 went among tbe wretched mafses where they were hauled to the bank of the river, preparatory to being sent across. I tried in vain to find eomo j women who were able to work, as we wish-' d their labor at our house. All were eith-' er sick or taking care of tho sick. I saw nothing but ono sad sceno of misery. I hope you may be able to do moro for those sufleriog, ignorant beings tuan is in my power to devise, and that God may bless your effort." rAIM'RE 07 TOE rBKK LABOR COTTON 1'I.ANTA TION8. CorreponiUnr Cincinnati Couimerciul, Rop. Goonmcn's Landinc, Sept. 24, 103. "A ride over the adjoining plantations baa satisfied me that cotton-planting by Northern speculator! is a failure; not a failure, probably, on the part of tho spec ulators, considering tho high price ofcot toti, but, so far as tho development of the country under the operation of free labor is concerned, an utter failure. Several plantations will prove an exception to the general rule. Mr. flrochon, on Dr. Car son's plantation, immediately adjoining Goodrich's, hat 1,000 in cotton and 200 in corn. But for the Vavsgos of tho army worms (which are pretty general on all the plantations) he would have raised over bale to tbe acre. I have heard of other plantations but have seen nono equal to his, and I think the ground planted will not averago one-half a halo to tho acre. Tho scheme itself, so far as it is intend ed to he carried out by inexperincod parties at the North, is a failure ; and it is not on ly a failure; but according to tho theory of its friends, it is eminently unjust to (he poor negroes. It proves nothing. If it was intended to show that the negro is as profitable working for hire as work ing by compulsion it fails ; because he works by compulsion bore. If it was in tended to show that the 'esourees of the country can be developed by free labor it fails ; because those who have tho matter in hand have not lids object in view. If the object was, as I supposed it to have been, to show that the negro is a self-sup porting institution, it fails ; becauiio he . ...... ... iias neen deprived 01 me important de ment of 'free will,' and has been made a tool for Northern speculators. lf the African is incapable or doing rmvihinir f,,r himirif l t,n,i.i ii,n nn. lroi all(j direction of the Anglo Saxon-we i,.,t better l..v bin, !,, we r.n,! i,;,. mt j( hc .f e of e ue should certainly nor be used as a mere money-making machine by tho be lievers in cotton." OUR PRISONERS AT RICHMOND. So much has been said about tho treatmont of our prisjricrs in Uich- n J wo aro induced to givo the Meredith, tho Federal Commissioner, by Mr. Ould, the rebel Commissioner, QriiiTKiwASTHR's Omen, C. S. Military 1'iiisons, Piciimond, Va Doc. 3d, 803 C0L0.NEt, : Having heard a complaint fron, headquarters that the provisions received from your government were not -maed to tho Federal officers confined in this prison, and that your fellow prisoners Yi'aU you have ouflcn-o In consequence thereof, you will please Btate the facts of ' this case and at what time the provisions arrived, when they were received by you, and whether issued in proper quantities , au0 request Colonel Boyd to state at what time he saw tha t.rovisiont issued at Belle Isle. 1 have the honor to be Colonel, '. Your most obedient servant, (Signed) J. Thomas, Capt. and A. A, lj. M. Lieutenant Colonel, . I. M. Sanderson, prisoner of War, Richmond, Va., C. S. Military Prison. Liniiv, Dec. 3d, 1803. CmiM:-In answer to your note of ' UBle ' wou,u s,ul l"nk uvnl 1 o recollect, j ou personally offered, on Sund,iy Nov- "d 10 list, il'ute 10 officers in this prison 27 barrels, containme pork, salt, beef, flour and corn meal sent by the Baltimore American relief fund; -ut having no convenience Tor issuing it, 1 declined receiving it. On the following day, however, I inspected, in company witn ollier ofliccrs- nnd ll,recled Mr' I!ur"- bam, your assistant, to issue it in rations of half a pound per man to the two oncers noting commissioners for the purpose, nd I can cheerfully state that tho in- structions thus far have been faithfully complied with, and these provisions have been issued in addition to the regular ra- turns allowed us :y tuo auinoriue. ueie. Very respectfully yours, J - M Sanderson, Lt. Col. U. S. A. Lr IW, U.cmmond, ) Dec. 4th, 18f3. ( Capt. C. McTtae. Selph, A. A. Gen: Sir : In answer to yonr communication 0f this dale refer! ing to atatements that .. ..en m(a ;n Pn..nrd to the distribu- tion 0, ci0thing and rations sent to Kich- mond by the United States (Jovernment ror federal prisoners of war, the commit- tcc ; charg,3 0f the distribution of cloth ing, desire to submit tho following state ment : When the committeo entered on their duties, Nov. 10, only a small supply of clothing had been received at Richmond To secure an equitable distribution of this to those who were most needy, and to ascertain what future consignments would be required for their comtort, it was deem ed advisabe to make an inspection of all the priionors. A careful inspection was thereforo made of all the prisoners of war on Belle Island and in Richmond, and a record mBde of the condition of each arli clo of their clothing. While this was in progress, issues of blankets and such clothing tbat had been received, were made to the most needy. Since tbe am val of the last lot, Nov. 22d, two members of th committee have been constantly engaged in tbe distribution, which is now almost complete. Tho committee is una- bio to prepare a statomcnt of tho amount I From the Buffalo Courier. of clothing issued in time for this commu- THE END OF ANOTHER VIRGINIA nication. Statements in detail will ho CAMPAIGN McCLELIAN. prepared, however, as soon as possible, of j tho amount of clothing received and is- Richmond is sale for another winter, sued, and to whom issued, and the amount j Sixteen months ago the army of tho To required to fully supply tho wants of the ' toln"' 00'0()0 strong, lay within twenty prisoners of war now here, a copy of which I miles of the rebel citadel, while 200,000 we respectfully request may be forwarded men nearly the whole strength or the by ling of truce to the proper United ( Confederacy wore gathered in front to re Sutes military authorities. A shipment ha its advance. Tho Peninsula was aban- of clothing is now being mado to liauville sufficient to supply the wants of the pi is- oners of war t that place. Tho commit- tee take pleasure in stating that every facility for tho inspection of the prisoners and the distribution of tho clothing lias been afforded them by tho rebel military authorities. The duties of the committee wero lim ited by the order putting them on duty exclusively to tho distribution of clothing. The fact thai rations forwarded by the United States Government and societies in the North were being issued to prison ers of war on Belle Isle, and in the pris ons in Richmond, has, however, frequent ly come under the observation of members of the committeo, while in tho discharge of tho duty assigned them. Very respectfully, your obedient serv'ls., A. Van Sciiroeder, Lieut. Col., A. I. G., 14lh A.C. 11. B. Hi-NTtR, Lt. Col., 123d 0. I. V. J. F. Bovu, Lt. Col. and Q. M. Ja M. Sanderson', Lt. Col. and C. S. V. A.C. THE KEBKI.S REFUSE TO RECEIVE FURTHER SUTTLIES FOR UNION 80LMKRS. Bai.tisiork, I'cc. 13. Tho following dispatch was received at an early hour this morning: Fortress Monrob, Dec 12. C, C. Fulton, Baltimore American : Tlease give notice that the rebel author ities declir.e receiving any more packages or provisions for tho Union prisoners, so Jht parties interested may refrain for warding any more j;uuas to 11ns point. B F. BUTLER, Gen. Commanding. Rev. Mr. Torrance, who went to City Point with Dr. Clement C. Barclay, re- . 1T .... . I '"" , " vew with Capl. lUtch, who was sent from Richmond to meet him. He informed him of tho abovo decision of tho rebel government, and gave as a reason there for, what they alleged to bo an imputa tion on their honor by the press and gov ernment authorities that they were not delivering tho goods forwarded in good faith to prisoners, and asserted of his own knowledge tho officers in Libby Prison, fl0ra the immense supplies they had re- 1 ce,VRtl' comu 8" " uu,, ,ro"' u" " Bl"rH', in l,Hnd equal to any hotel in tho United -States. He admitted that there had been some irregularities in the supplies at one t.me, but that the ofl.ccrs who had bean guilty of neglectmg prisoner, had been promptly removed ana punished. As tc the bad condition of tho prisoners return ed to Annapolis, ho said they were ex tremo cases of consumption, and that it was a grave error on the part of the au thorities to have allowed such prisoners to return. For the present nothing would be received but letter and inclokures of money, and Southern money had better be eent. SiccKssrti. Blockade Runxiso. A letter from Newborn, (N. C.,) dated on the 5th inst., Bays Tho Wilmington papers aro full of advertisements o tiering tor sale goods by the cargo that havo run the blockade. Sugar is selling Ht three cents per pound, and other goods in proportion. Owing to the imtoense inland trallic, all the rail roads from Wilniini'ton nte at work niidil and day. to the exolusion of all other bus - iness. conveying supplies to tho rebel army, and goods into the interior. , Over 200 steamers and vessels belonging, to a.iierent lines are engaged in running tho blockade into this oue port. Gover nor Vance says in hit recent mesago that ne ctaio 01 norm Carolina, wn.cu largely engaged hi this business, has re- ceigvedy clStLg enough through this channel to clothe her troops to January, I'J. TROor or MarriaoV. ft not unfre- ,1 . n v .1 ft .1' I- quently happens that clergymen in mar- rin . ,f,u n.ii in iv a cM-uncate of the marriage, or to make any registra ja - r-, " : . 'iane or to make any registra- n.VU ;,i, i. rendered tion CM II. nUull CTItlOHCU 19 1UUUI.ICU un- pecially important just now, as in the caseofthedcathofafoldier, the widow must navo a ceriuicate 01 marriage neiore she can receive a pension. A New Jersey paper, in speak ing of this subject, as it res- pects tbat State, says: Upon searching tuo recorus wutiin ttie past year lor marriage, nearly uau me un ..uT"..""V ;.Vu. "tr'": :i,i lUIUiillg kilo bvivuiuiij it.a .iw t : II, .o.mnn.r l.oa no i:iutiea w comply with the law" -s:t,-v: it.: . 1 there have boon 1,771.000 men called into service by the Federal Government. doned, and with it the opportunity of the army for usefulness and sucecrs. Its ca- rcer since then has been a long struggle with a great mistake- It lias marched, countermarched, advanced, retreated, fought, dug, labored, endured and bled, bimply to demonstrate that themind which directed its movements was possessed by a hugo blunder. Ten times over that demonstration has been made, but tho blunder has added stubborness to stupidi ty, and the army of the Potomac has paid the penalty. In July, 1802, MuClellau on tho James river gave occupation to almost the entire force of the robollion. Since tbat time, with tho army moved to the front of Washington, a third of the re bel force has sufficed to keep it at bay, and twice has been strong enough to drive it north of the Potomac. This result was clearly foreseen by tho best military men in tho country, and we ask attention now to the impressive wolds in which Gen. McCIellan implored Ilalleck to rescind his fatal order, withdrawing tho army from tho James. The following is McClellan's letter ; Berklv, Va., Aug. 4 12 M. Maj. Gen. Ilalleck, Comuiuuder in Chief; Your telegram of last evening is receiv ed. I must confess that it has caused me the greatest pain I ever experienced, for lam convinced that the order to withdraw this army to Ajitia Crctk trill prove disastrous I in the extreme to our cause. I fear tC u ill be a ; fatal How. Sevoral days aro necessary to eomplcte the preparations for so impor tant a movement as this, and whilo they are in rrncress. I beg tbat careful consid eration may be given to my statement. This army is now in excellent discipline and condition. V,'e hold a Uebouche on both banks of the James Hiver, so that wo aro free to act in any direction, and, with tho assistance of the gunboats, 1 consider our communication as secure. We are twrnty-fivo miles from Rich mond, and are not likely to meet tho en emy in torco fullicieni to iigm a uatue until wo have reached fifteen to eighteen miles, which briny us practical; within ten miles of Juchmon'l. Our largest lino of land transportation would bo from this point twenty-five miles, but with the aid of tho gunboats wo can Bupply the army by wa ter, during its advance, certainly to with in twelve miles of Richmond. At Aquia Crock wo would be seventy-five miles from Richmond, with hind transportation all tho way. From hero to Fortress Monroo is a march of seventy miles, for 1 regard it as impracticable to withdraw this army and its material, except by lutid. The re sult of the movement would thus bo to march 145 miles to reach a point now 25 miles distant, and to deprive ourselves en tirely of tho powerful aid of the gunboats and water transportation. Add to the certain demoralization of this army, which would ensue, tho terrible depressing effect upon tho people of the North, and tho strong probability that it would liifluoucc foreign powers to recognize our adversar ies ; and these appear to me suflicont rea sons to make it my imperative duly to urge, on tho strongest terms afforded by our language, that this order bo rescinded, and that so far from recalling this army, it may bo promptly reinforeod, to enable it to resumo the offensive It may be said tbat there are no rein- 1 r,,r .., n;inl In. I noinl to General n i(KlJ f l0 lhose of 0en. popc, npr08K.rv lo maintain a strict defense not necessary to maintain a siria ueiuiso in iroot 01 ivMoinKiun ..u i..r.. . r- ry ; to those portions of tho Army of tno We; t not required for a strict defense. , ; direct!,, in front of this army, Ull God will givo us hearts to pity an J tnero. iarr, niccny in ;rjm ; iu y, , r i , th, heart of 0 Rebellion. Itis hen thatal lour 'eL- the poor, t resource ihould It collected to strike the blmo orrow for the heroic dead that lie will wAteA will determine tie fate rf the nation. All preserve in safety our brave solders in point of secondary importance elsewhere AWiZ, tho field ; lhat lie will soon removo the jfo abandoned , and ever available man Irounht . . . .- . ..,:... J nere. ana. ine nnmary sircvain or me iieoruu-n - crushed- It matter not what partial revets- - ' tee may meet with elsewhere; her i thetrue defense of Washington ; it i here on the banks 0flht jamelt thnt tit faU pftne i;ion , . , . uU be decuhd. ) Clear in my conviction of right, strong in the consciousness that 1 havo ever been, 1 - aild elill am acluatca loiuy by lovo of my country, knowine lhat no ambitions or orl mo from u ujv,...v - !,i . r. 1 i ,1,, nn the commencement of this war, I do now 1 what 1 never did in my bfa before. I entreat that tins order may be rescinded. ' If my counsel does not prevail, I will with a sad heart obey your order to tho utmost of my power, devoting to tho movement, one of tho utmost delicacy and difficulty, w hatever skill I may possess, and may God grant that I am mistaken in my fore bodings. I shall at least have tho inter nal catUfaction that I have written and spoken frankly, and have sought to do the best in my power to arrosi disaster lrom my country. OZO. B. McCLETXAN, Major General. REBEL" WOMEN."" Tho army correspondent of tho Chicago Journal (Abo.,) in one of his letters from Tennesee, says: I shall never be done admiring the pa triotic and undying devotion of the wo men of the land, but I must toll you that the rebel women 0 tho South are worthy in everything but a sacred cause of their Northern sisters. There is nothing they will not surrendor with a smile; the gom niod ling, tho diamond bracelet, the rioh wardrobe. They cut up their rich carpets for soldier's blankets without a sigh; they take the lino linens from their persons for the bandages. When 4000 of Longstrect's men came up to Nashville, prisoners of war, about the roughest, dirtiest and wildest sot of fellows the sun ever shonoon, and a flight of stairs in tho building they occupied foil, killing and wounding a large number of them, you should have seen tho fair young traitorcsses como forth from the old aristo cratic mansions, bearing restoratives and delicacies in their hands, mingling in tho dingy crowd, wiping away tho blood with their whito hankerchiofs, and uttering words of cheer; you should havo seen them doing this, with hundreds of Union B0luitrs a'.l around, and smiling back upon the rough blackguards of rebels as they i0fi. But in all this there was a defiant air, a prido in thoir humanity strange to see. Of a truth they carried it offgrandly. And almost all thoio girls were in mourn ing for dead rebels, brothers, lovers and trlendn, rrliotu tUoe oanio glrla had sneer ed into treason and driven into rebellion, and billowed all tho South with their graves, and tho least they could do was to wear black for them and f.aunt black from tho window blinds. Clothed bo thoir souls in sackcloth! I said thoy were worthy of their sisters in the North in all but a righteous caue, but I said wrong. There is a bitternoss, there are glimpses of tho Pythoness, that makes you shrink from them. But thoy are fearfully in earnest; they are almost grand in their seif-sacrifice. Oh, that ttey wera true and loving daughters of tho dear old flag. So writes an Abolition correspondent. lMd he ever reflect that Abolition proclv mations, confiscation acls, and tho position of the Abolition party that thero shall be no Union except with the final oblitera tion of slavery, havo made those Southern women so bitter and defiant 1Lancatt Intelligencer. a sensibleanT The thanksgiving proclamation of Gov ernor Tarker, of New Jersey, has been much condemned as a model of its kind. In calling tho people to thanksgiving on the last Thursday of Nov., tho Governor talks like a man of sense, as follows : Let us thank God for abundant harvests; Lot hs thank Him for preserving lis from pestilence ; Let us thank Him that order has boon maintained, and the laws respected and obeyed within onr borders ; Let us thank llim Tor victories achieved by the armies of the nation ; Let us thank Him for tho manifold mercies and blessings he has freely be- stowed upon us ; for lifo and health ; for Chnstmn institutions and privileges ; for bis revealed Word ; and especially for . 1 j , . con(inunly muketh iuterees- ! 8j0I, for ug While wo offer thanks, let us also pray r?u m. ur cnasusemom , " " oivo wisdom to those in authority; tnat tf -.1 i. Knrt. nf m-r nim pi. innnm .uuin ,.iu uv.. -- t0 order evenis that peace msy U - . . - . . 1, 'speedily restored, and tho now discordant j sections ofJ,henation t0 again united. Want or Coal at Louisville. The ooal question is agitating tho people of Louis ville, Ky., moro, just now, than the war. The wsr is not at their doors, but the coal fjraine is, and the great question Is, how J0 hyod it' Jt is r,roposed that the eily counoil order tho Mayor to borrow, on tu i credit of the city, an amount sufficient to - tiurchaso 700,0(M) busbeliof coal, to be de- , J urcu can to pyha, at Unnelton, la hin. al pi t0 I I oenU per bushel.-, It is now selling atCOcU. perhmhel.