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Come sing the piaiso
Of the good old days
Of our brave grandsires before us,
Who bore to the wars
Our flag of Stars,
With a good o'd rousing chorus!
Through thick and thin,
i T)did battle's din,
King George's rage defying,
They marched to the field,
And would not yield,
But kept the old flag flying.
CHORUS.— Then here's throe cheers,
For the volunteers !
With traitors no communion!
For the flag of the brave,
Shall ever wave,
For Liberty and Union !
To the souni of the drum,
They come, come, come,
From every hill and valley,
Like the waves of the sea,
For the land of the free,
With hear.s of fire they rally !
On ! on to the fight,
Thro' the day, thro' the night;
There'll soon be stormy weather
By the girls we love
We'll heroes prove,
Or stand and fall together !
CHORUS. — Then here's three cheers, ic
Here's the green mountain men,
From the wood and glen,
And from the craggy highland,
And iho Jtr ey Blue,
With his rifle true,
And the stout boys of Bhode Island !
The Empire State,
Who cannot wait,
Crowds on from her furthest regions,
And the mighty West,
I roiu her teeming breast.
Pours down her couquering legions !
CHORUS.— Then here's three cheers Ac.
We'll hang Jeff. Davis
On a tree,
j Upon his own plantation !
And his reward
And charge it to the N..tion !
And we'll bring from the wars
The stripes aud stars,
When all our toils are over,
With a song to the praise
Of the good old days,
And live and die in clover.
Cno2.cs.—Then here's three cheers, Ac.
A New Version of an Old Song.
DEDICATED TO THE LONDON TIMES.
God save Coiton, our King!
God save our noble King !
God save the King!
■ Send him the sway he craves,
Britons his willing slaves !
■•Rule," Cottou "Kule the waves,"
GOd save the King!
Outweighing truth and fame,
Cotton shall cloak our shame,
Freedom an empty name.
God save the King !
Careless of good or ill,
Cotton is sovereign still,
Voile we our empty pockets fill.
God save the King !
Slowly we bind the knee,
To his autocracy ;
Cotton rule the free !
God save the King !
ARTEHTJS WARD IH THE SOUTH
IIIS TRIALS AND ADVENTURES.
I had a narrer escape from the sonny
South. "The swings and arrers of outrajus
fortin," alluded to by Uamlick, warn't no
thin in comparison to my troubles. I came
pesky near swearin some profane oaths,
more'n onct, but I hope 1 didn't do it, for
I've promist she whose name shall be name
less (except that her initials is Betsey J.)
that I'll jine the Meetin House at Baldins
villejestas soon as I can scrape money
cnuft together so as I can 'ford to be pius in
gtod stile, like my welthy naburs. But if
I'm confisticated agin I'm afraid I shall con
tinner in my present benited state for sum
I figgered conspicyusly in maDy thrilling
r.eenes in my tower from Montgomery to my
.mrasted, and on several occasions I thought
"the grate comic paper" wouldn't never be
inriched no more with my lubrications. Ar
ler bidden adoo to Jefferson D. I started for
the depot. I saw a nigger sittin on a fence ■
a playin on a banjo. "My Afrikin Brother,"
sed I, cotin from a Track I onct red, " you
beloDg to a very interestin race. Your mas
ters is goin to war excloosively on your ac
'•Yees boss," he replied, "an I wish 'em
honorable graves !" and he went on playin
the banjo, larfio all over and openiu his
mouth wide enuff to drive in an old fashion
ed 2 wheeled ohaist.
The train of cars in which I was to Irust
my wallerable life was the scaliest, rickyt
iest lookin lot of consarns that I ever saw
on wheels afore. " What time does this
ptirringof second hand coffins leave ? I in
quired of the depot master.
He sed direckly, and I went in & sot
down. . I hadn't more'n fairly squatted afore
a dark lookin man with a swinister expres
sion onto his countenance entered the cars,
and lookin very sharp at me, he axed what
was my principles.
" Secesh !" I answered. "I'm a Disso
lutor. I'm in favor of Jeff. Davis, Boure
gard, Pickens, Capt Kidd, Bloobeard, Muuro
;3dards, the devil, Mrs. Cunningham and all
the rest of 'em."
"You're in favor of the war ?"
" Certingly. By all means. I'm in favor
of this war and also of the next war. I've
u-een in fa vol of the next war for the last
sixteen years !"
" War to the knife-!" sed the man.
" Blud, Eargo, biud!" sed I. tho them
Tords isn't origgernal with me. Them
words was rit by Shakspere.who is ded. His
"lantle fell onto the author of " The Seven
% Jfaroilj) |tepptr—-ffibofti) ioJ|oMts, Ctmptrante, literature, Science, ®|e Jjttcjranics, Agriculture, ®|)c Markets, ©mcation, Amusement, Neutral Intelligence, etc.,
Sisters," who's going to hav a spring over
coa made out of it.
We got under way at larst, 'an proceeded
on our journey at about the rate of speed
which is generally observed by properly
conducted funeral processions. A hansum
yung gal, with a red musketer bar on the
back part of her hed, and a sassy little black
hat tipt over her forrerd. sot in the seat with
me. She wore a little Secesh flag pin'd onto
her hat, and she was a goin for to see her
troo love, who had jined the Southern army,
all so bold and gay. So she told me. She
was chilly, and I offered her my blanket.
" Father livin ?" I axed.
" Got any uncles ?"
" A heap. Uncle Thomas is ded, tho."
" Peace to UDcle Thomas' ashes, and suc
cess to him ! 1 will be your Uncle Thomas !
Lean on me. my pretty Secesher, and linger
in blissful repose 1" She slept as secoorly
as in her own house, and didn't disturb the
solium stillness of the night with 'ary a
At the first station a troop of sojers en
tered the cars and inquired if " Old Wax
Works" was on bored. That was the dis
respective stile in which they referred to
me. " Becawz if Old Wax Works is on
bored," sez a man with a face like a double
breasted lobster, " we're going to hang Old
Wax Works !"
'• My illustrious and patriotic Bummers !"
sez I. a gittin up and taken orf my Shappoe,
"if you allude to A. Ward, its my pleasin
dooty to inform you that he's ded. He saw
the error of his ways at 15 minits past 2
yesterday, and stabbed hisself with a stuffed
sledstake, dyin in five beautiful tablees to
slow moosic ! His last words was : *My
perfesshernal career is over ! I jerk no
more !' "
" And who be you ?"
" I'm a stoodent ir. Senator Benjamin's
law offis. I'm goin up North to steal sum
spoons and other things for the Suthern Ar
This was satisfactry, and the intossicated
troopers went orf. At the next station the
pretty little Secesher awoke and sed she
must git out there. I bid her a kind adoo
and giv her some pervisions. "Accept my
blessin and this hunk of gingerbread !" sed
1. She thjmkt me muchly and tript galy
away. There's considerable human nater
in a man, and I'm afraid I shall alters giv
aid and comfort to the enemy if he comes to
me in the shape of a nice young gal.
At the next station I didn-'t get oi l so
easy. I was dragged out of the cars and
rolled in the mud for several minits, for the
pnrpuss of " takin the conseet out of me,"
as a Secesher kindly stated.
I was let tip finally, when a powerful large
Secesher caire up and embraced me, and to
show he had no hard feelings again me, put
his nose into my mouth. I returned the
compliment by placing my stunimick sud
dinly agin his right foot, when he kindly
made a spittoon of his able-bodied face.—
Actooated by a desire to see whether the
Secesher had been vaxinnated, I then fast
ened my teeth onto his left coat-sleeve and
tore- it to the shou'der. We then vilently
butted our heads'together for a few minits,
danced around a little and sot down in a
mud puddle. We riz tq our feet again &
by a suddint and adroic movement T placed
my left eye again the Secesher's fist. We
then rushed into each other's arms, and felt
under a two horse wagon. I was very much
exhausted,, and didn't care about gittin up
again, but the man said he reconed I'd bet
ter, and I concloodcd I would. Ha pulled
me up, but I hadn't been on my feet more
than two seconds afore the gtound flew up
and hit me on the hed. The crowd sed it
was high old sport, but I couldn't 'zactly
see where the lafture come in. 1 riz and
we embraced agin. We careered madly to
a steep bank, when I got the upper hand of
my antagonist and threw him into the ra
veen. He fell about forty feet, striking a
grindstone pretty hard. I understood he
was injured. I haven't heard from the
A man in a cockt hat cum up and sed he
felt as tho a apology was doo me. There
was a mistake. The crowd had taken me
for another man ! I told him not to men
tion it, axed him if his wife and little ones
was so's to be about, and got on bored the
train, which had stopped at that statioh "20
minits for refreshments." I got all I wantid.
It was the heartiest meal I ever et.
I was rid on a rale the next day, a bunch
of blazin firecrackers bein tied to my cote
tales. It was a fine spectycle in a dramatic
pint of view, but I didn't ingoy it. I had
other adventers of a startin kind, but why
continner ? Why lasserate the Public Boo
zum with these hear things? Suffysit to
say I got across Masons & Dixon's line
safe at last. I made tracks for my humsted
but she with whom I'm haraissed for life
failed to recognize, in the einashiated. bein
before her, the gushin youth of forty-six
summers who had left her only a few
months afore. But I went into the pantry,
and brought out a certain black bottle. —
Raisin it to my lips, I sed " Hero's to you
old gal!" I did it so natral that she knew
ed me at once. " Those form! Them
voice! That natral stile of doin things !
<l 'Tis he!" she cried, and rushed into my
arms. It was too much for her & she fell
into a swoon. I cum very near swounding
No more to day from yours for the perpe
tration of the Union, and the bringin of the
Goddess of Liberty out of her present bad
fix. ARTEMUS WARD.
LOOK. WELL AFTER THE MEN. —The N. Y.
Evening Post has some timely "Words to
Volunteer Officers," which should be preser
ved by them for frequent perusal. The fol
lowing paragrepb deserves speeial attention:
But few of the officers in our volunteer
Arm have held the experience of a campaign.
They are learning their duties as they go on,
day by day. Let them remember this, that
in whatever else they fall short, if they will
only look out sharply and unremittingly for
the comlert of their men, they will not fail
to render a good account of themselves in
time of battle. And let them remember, too,
that no other quality, or knowledge, or talent,
will make up for neglect of this point.
|gy* It is said that Ruasel aDd Floyd have
aken the contract of transporting the Con
federate capital from Montgomery to Rich
mood. Baily is their security for its faith
" m STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRIN'CIPLES OP JUSTIDE-NO EARTHLY POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION."
Bellefonte, Centre County, Penna., Thursday Morning, June 20 1861.
I Senator Douglas's Last Hours.
The Chicago Tribune, in a long notice of
Senator Douglas, says:—
" In his last days, be gave those who stood
I near to minister to his wants ; the most con
vincing assurance of the depth and earnest
ness of the lively love of country that fi'led
his heart. In his wakirg pours, asjwel! as in
those moments when the violence of his dis
ease unseated his great intellect, he was busy
with national events, and the conflict that is
now upon us. It was his last wish that the
work which will regenerate the country while
rescuing it from his enemiee should go rap
idly on. To one, in a wandering moment,
I he said, " I station you at the Relay House
I Move on !" Of another he asked, " Why do
we stand still ? let us press on ! Let us to
Alexandria quick I" To still another he said,
| " Telegraph to the President, and let the
column move on !'' And so throughout the
progress of tba disease which struck him
down, he was thinking of his country and
h:r peril. At Washington, in his imagin
! ings, and ic the command for which nature
hid fitted him, and which would have been
bestowed had he lived, he seemed to direct
events and dictate victory. And when the
lucid intervals came, he was, if not so em
phatic, not less sincere. The salvation of the
Republic was uppermost in his thoughts by
day apd by night. Ilis own condition, the
imminent peril of death, his complicated afs>
fairs gave him no concern. Almost his last
coherent words, were an ardent wish for the
honor and prosperity of the Republic, by the
defeat and dispersion of hr enemies. The
Country, regardless of party distinctions,
wherever tne love of the Stars and Stripes is
nut repressed by the terrorism which he
knew and bated, will treasure up bis dying
prayer and make his hopes aud aspirations
iho rule of patriotic endeavor."
In another article the Tribune says:
" It was not until some ten days since that
Senator Douglas's illness assummed an
aiaiming type. From the first he had been
attended by some of our medical talent,
and latterly it was thought aesirable to sum
mon bitber Dr. Miller, of Washington, in
whose care Mr. Douglas has passed through
former severe illnesses. Dr. Miller and the
Washington relatives of Mrs. Douglas reach
ed Chicago on the 25th alt., and since then
l ave been closely in attendance UJOJ him.
" Throughout the latter part of last week,
Mr. Douglas's condition was deemed ex
tremely critical, with the chances against his
recovery. His primary attack was acute
rheumatism, which rapidly assumed a ty
phoid character, and continued from tho first
very unyielding. After some some ten or
twelve days, his malady was complicated by
nn ulcerated sore throat, which soon yielded.
Torpur of the liver and constipation of the
bowels ensued, soon followed by a jaundiced
condition, accompanied by poisoning of the
blood, which prostrated his nervous system
" A wandering; and delirious state accom
panied his illness more or less lrom its in
ception to its fatal close. At such times as
he was rational last-week, he s< emed aware
of the grave fears entertained in his behalf,
and on one occasion said to those about him,
that he knew his constitution so much better
than thej did, he felt confident he should re
cover from the attack. Doubtless his will
and courage, joined to his great physical
powers, had much to do with his so long con
tinuing to resist a malady before which fee
bler men would have rapidly succumbed.
" Throughout Saturday it was feared he
could not survive many hours. As night
fall drew near, without any positive change
having taken place in his disease, he yet
seemed easier, and so passed the night, lie
had only brief intervals of consciousness af
ter this, but lay in a quiet state, gradually
but surely sinking. At times he briefly ral
lied, but it was not to a clear conception of
what was transpiring about him. On one
occasion, indeed, it was evident that memory
and habit of mind wa9 strong in the dying
statesman, and that his thoughts were once
more in the Senate Chamber. One of his
physicians, Dr. Hay, was administering a
blister. " What are you doing?" asked the
patient; " stop, there are twenty against me,
the measure is defeated I"
" At an early hour yesterday morning he
had an interval cf rallying, was rational,
convirsed briefly with those about him, and
then sank gently and quietly until ten min
utes past 9 A. M. when he breathed his last
quietly and without a struggle.
" llis devoted and loving wife remained
with him to the last moment. Madison
Cutts, his brother-in-law, Miss Young of the
Tremont House, B. G. Caulfield and Dr. Hay
were also present."
BgT" The number of letters directed to par
ties in the seceded States is not materially
decreased from the number sent before the
issuance of the Postmaster-General's procla
mation. If persons are fond of writing mis*
sives which find their way only to the dead
letter office, we congratulate them on the op
portunity now presented to carry out their
desires. The stoppage of mail matter to the
rebellions States is complete, aDd will con
tinue so till the rebellion is crushed-
APPROPRIATE. —Artemus Ward, of wax
figure notoriety, styles the rebel government
the " Southern CoulAieveracy
An English Talent.
If the English are remarkable for any one
quality, it is for their facility in makiog
themselves disagieeable an 5 disliked. This
tbey have practiced so unremittingly on the
continent if Europe that they have not a
single sincere friend amongst the Conti
nental Powers, from St- Petersburg to Lis
bon. They were formerly tolerated for the
facility with which tbey spi nt their money :
but now, as oily themselves say, the Ameri
cans have elipeed them in that respect. Their
facility for excising unfriendliness and its re
sults were strikingly displayed after Wel
lington's campaigns in Spain. No sooner
was peace made than the English were as
tonished to find that tbey, tl.e allies of the
Spaniard-i, were less yopular than the French,
who had been devastating the country for
years. So, too, the prints of Napoleon's vic
tories are to be found hangmg everywhere
through the count iea which he conquered,
but who ever saw on the continent a print of
Waterloo, the battle in which England con
sidered that she liberattd Europe!?
Foy many years the Americans have been
more friendly to the English than any other
people. Where could such a spontaneous
ovation be called forth for any member of
the royal family es that received here by the
Prince of Wales? Fiisndsbip sueh as this,
from a free and intelligent people, was cer
tainly worth cherishing ; but where is it
now ? Gone, dispelled, thanks to English
hankering after cotton —shatterd by the rib
aldry of tbe London Times, so extensively re
printed in this country, and by the studious
misrepresentation of kindred journals.
The senseless vituperation of these papers
is laying the foundation of a hostile feeling
towards England which may yet render a
war welcome. She has tried her hand twice
upon us, and we scarcely think the results
were encouraging for future contents.
Difference between Forts and For
There is but one fortress in the United
States—Fortress Monroe ; all the other for
tified places defending our harbors are call
ed forts. The distinction betwixt these two
terms is very wide. All fortresses are forts
or fortified places ; but all forts are not for
tresses. A fort may be simply an ad
vanced work to protect the extended walls of
a fortress. Generally fortresses are exten
sive encientes for the reception of the garri
s >ns, and luilt for the protection of cities
In the United States no extensive fortified
places, with large garrisons, have been con
structed for the defence of cities. Fortifica
tions in this country have bad reference prin
eipally to harbor defence.
Fortress Monroe, with its capacity for a
garrison, (it includes 75 acres,) was con
structed for tho defence of the important
Navy Yard of Gosport anl Norfolk, now in
possession of Virginia or the Confederate
States. The construction of the extensive
wells of a fortress involves the highest sci
ence of engineering. 'Nt so with the foi-ts.
The former implies polygons, bastions, cur
tains, glacis, covered ways, planks, fcarps
and counter scarps, ravelins, redans, re
doubts, and the whole vocabulary of engin
eering science. Add to this idea a vast en
cienle, or circumvallation, to cor tain a large
garrison of troops, and a fortress rises to its
proportionate majesty. A full garrison for
fortress Monroe is 3 000 men.
Death of Hon. Geo. M. Keim.
On the 10th inst., the Hon Gro. M. Keim
died at his residence, in Reading, after a
short but painful illness. On the sth inst.,
while attending to bis duties as Captain of a
Company if Home Guard, h9 Was attacked
with paralytis, and although every endeavor
was made by skilful physicians, it was found
impossible to resuscitate him.
At an early age General Keim was elected
a member of Congross from Berks county.—
In the year 1843 he was appointed United
States Marshall of the Eastern District of
Pennsylvania. At the last election he was
one if the Brekinridge Electors, and labored
zealously in the cause ho had espoused. He
was a man of generous impulses, cultivated
intellect, and enlarged views of men and af
fairs, and his loss will be keenly felt by a
large circle of personal and political friends.
He leaves a family of three sons and three
Newport News Point.
The Origination of the name* of this Point,
lately made notorious by the advance of Gen,
Butler's force, is thus explained:
" The early colony on James River was at
one time reduced to a straitened condition,
aDd some of its members started down the
James River, with the intention of proceed
ing to England. They reached the bend in
the river, which is at present SD object of in
terest, and paused for some days. When
they wore about to set sail, they saw a ship
coming up the Roads, bearing tbe British
ensign. They delayed till it should arrive.
It proved to be Lord Newport's ship, with
bis Lordship on board, who brought the in.
telligence that the ship which tbeeolcny bad
long before despatched to England for sup
plies, and which was many months overdue,
was near at hand, bringing much needed re
lief. Meantime, bis Lordship distributed
provisions among tbe colonists, who, from
these circumstances, named the plaoe "New
port's News," on account of the good tidings
which bis Lordship brought them."
History teaches the best lesson that man
can learn. When we bring up its records
with the present—when we array its truths
with our own experiences, we are as often
impressed with the faet that we have been
mistaken in cur estimation of men and our
• judgment of their merits, as we have hereto
fore shown our ingratitude for their services.
Gen, Scott, for instance, was as great a man
and as skillful an officer twenty years ago, as
he is now, but how many of the American
; people would admit the fast? He fought
| as well atLundy's Lane as he did from Vera
Cruz to the city of Mexico, but when the
smoke of battle had vanished and the intox
ication of victory had passed away, Gen.
Scott was rejected by the American people
for the highest office in their gift, and the
| honor conferred on CDe below him in rank in
the Army, and scarcely nis equal as a wise
and sagacious statesmen. The rejection did
not affect the loyalty of the Hero. While
the American people thus preferred another,
Gen. Scott expressed no chagrin at his own
rejection, shewed no bitterness towards those
who were successful, but steadily and stern*
ly devoted himself to his country. lie was
almost forgotten in the midst of the political
revelry and debauchery that filled the coun"
try after the Mexican war—forgotten by all
savo the malevolence and spite of those who
were then in power. It was not enough that
tbe American people should refuse him their
confidence after he had crowned the national
escutcheon with the trophies of his victories,
but it was ieserved for the American Gov
ernment to attempt tbo disgrace of its OWD
veteran cheif, to labor to destroy one who
was bleeding for wounds be receiyed whiffi
struggling in its defence. Had such ingrat
itude occurred when the Caesars wielded
the'r falchions, the hero, backed by bis army
would have demolished the government that
s 'Ught his disgrace. But while all the other
departments were reeking with corruption—
while [lace made men dishonest, and public
servants either became seetet or avowed
traitors, Winfield Scott almost stood alone,
tbe friend of his ungreatful country in ber
darkest peril. lie saw the Army dwindling
away under the influence of treason—he bo°
held its resources destroyed, its supplies
filched, and discipline closed his lips, but be
was still the friend of his country. For four
years he was aware of tbe existence of trea*
son, but was prevented from striking, until
at length cr me and the excesses of traitors
brought the guilt before the country—and
when Winfield Scott stood forth almost the
only support and defender of that countiy.
lie turned a deaf ear to flattery, and remem
bered none of tbe insults and neglects heap
ed upon himself. He refused the appeals
from the State of his birth, scorned their of.
f;red honors and spit upon thsir proffered
praisea. Ilis country was in danger, aDd
tba* demanded and received bis loyalty, his
labor and his services
Honor then, to Gen. Scott. lie may be
engaged in bis last campaign, but tbe last
laurel to decorate his home will never be
wreathed. That will be immortal.
PARSON BROWNLOW'S DAUGHTER.—A gen
tleman just arrived in Chicago from Knox
ville. Tenn.. brings intelligence of affairs in
that city. He says that 2,500 Secession
troops aie stationed there, for the express
purpose of over awing the Union men. It is
a part of their business to engage in quarrels
in saloons, and in street fights, with all who
are not friendly to Secession. Two men
were last week shot for no other offence than
speaking words of loyality to the Federal
Government. The house of the celebrated,
bold-hearted, and out-spoken Parson Brown
low. is the only one in Knoxville over which
the Stars and Stripes are floating. A few ;
days ago, two armed Secessionists went at
six o'clock in the morning, to haul down
the Stars and Stripes. Miss Brownlow, a
brilliant young lady of twenty-three, saw
them on the piazza, and stepted out and
demanded their business. They replied
that they had come to " take down them
d n Stars and Stripes." She instantly
drew a revolver from her side and present
ing it, said : "Goon ! I'm good for one of
you and I think for both !"
" By the looks of that girl's eye she'll
shoot," one remarked. "I thinkwe'dbet
ter not try it; we'll go back and get more
men," said the other. ' " Go and get more
men," said the noble lady ; " get more men
and come and take it down, if you dare."
They returned with a company of ninety
armed men, and demanded that the flag
should be hauled down ; but on discovering
that the house was filled with gallant men,
armed to the teeth, who would rather die
than see their country's flag dishonored, the
The Post Office Department.
WASHINGTON, June 13.— The Postmaster-
General is engaged in determining on a new
style of stamped envelopes, to be ready for
the public use in a few days. The new
stamps will not be furnished until the first
of August. These changes have been ren
dered neceassarv by the large supplies res
tained by the Postmasters in the Seoeded
States, and now used by them without uquiv
alent to the United States Post Office De
partment. About two dozen of these Post
masters have returned balances of stamped
envelopes and stamps in sums ranging from
eighty cents to five dollars, while the Post
master of Mobile recently accounted for
S2COO worth. Although the Postmaster at
Memphis had in his possession such proper
ty amounting to SBOOO, he wroto for an ad
ditional supply of larger value, but this was
refused, his dishonest intentions having been
Elegant Extracts from Southern
From the Vicksburg Whig.
Is the North peopled with Christians, or
with savages? Is the light that shone from
Calvary's bloody summit extinguished, and
are our Northern foes by the
dark at d lurid flame that pilots devils to
their carnival ? Has the Congress of Hell
held its session, and have they commission
ed all the legions of the damned to demonize
our enemies ? Has Lucifer given a furlough
ito all his infernal cohorts? lias he estab
lished his church id every Black Republi
can's heart, and has he ordained Belial and
1 Moloch his High Priests? Are we to have
! a war with devils? These questions must
be answered. Our implacable foes, goaded
! on by a hatred that is remorseless and unre
lenting, because they have insulted and in
jured us, have already answered them. They
| have inaugurated.a war of extermination—a
; war in which no mercy is to be shown or
' quarter given. Let it bs so ! The South
has never asked a favor of her enemies. She
asks none now.
From ihe Lexington [Ky.] Statesman.
We rejoice at the death of Ellsworth, and
only regret that every man who followed
him did not share his fate; we lament the
sacrifice of the gallant Virginian. * * We
trust that every Colonel in the Federal ser
vice will meet his Jackson, and that every
Hessian will find his grave upon her soil.
From the New Orleans Delta.
Thus far the Northern horde have lost two
of their most renowned Colonels before they
have encountered any army force of the
South. Ellsworth, an upstart summerset
burner, who carried a strolling company of
so-call Zouaves about the country last Sum
mer, exhibiting their feats of grand and lofty
tumbling at 25 cents admissioc, children
and Degroes half price, has suffered the pen
alty of an act of audacity and insult to the
Confederate States ; and Col. Vosburgh, a
commander of one of the New York regi
ments, died recently from the effect of over
exertion and excitement, at the Relay House.
This is the beginning of the end. There are
a few others of these ruffians whom we oom
mend to the special notice of our sharpshoot
ers. The blear-eyed demagogue of Massa
chusetts, the uxorious Sickles, and shoot-him
down Dix, have a very earnest ambition for
the subjugation, and we hope they will be
allowed a fair chance of earning the laurels
From the Charleston Mercury.
Our telegraphic despatches come laden
with news ofmementous import. The heart
beats high, for war has commenced in Vir
ginia—Alexanliia is lost, Hampton is occu
| cupied, and tbe cause is won. We would
not have had it delayed a day. Let the
march of war be onward, Let tbe tramp re
sound thioughout the land; for the thunder
of his tread proclaims the eternal indepen
dence of the great Conservative, Southern
Slave Republic. Fling high the Cap of Lib
erty, and God speed the Old Dominion !
Regenerate and disenthralled from tbe polit
ical vassalage to the brutal mobocracy under
which she has so long been held, as udder
an opiate drug, again the old State of the
Cavalier blood has roused her in her pride,
to shield her honor with her breast. Let the
blow come, and let it cleare the Continent ot
America as with a cimetar, from the Atlan
tic to the Pacific.
War has commenced —the soil of Virginia
has been invaded and occupied by a ruffian
horde, and, if we mistake not the stuff of
which Southern men are made, that blow
has at last been struck which shall peal, like
the lightning from heaven over the vast for*
est, through the million of burning hearts at
the South. Not so much that Virginia has
been outraged, not that Alaxandrla has been
overrun, not that Hampton is occupied ; but
that one of those deeds ot heroism has been
performed which paint the pages of history
in light, bring back tbe days of noble chival
ry, and spread glory over the escutcheon of
the Mother State. The deed of patriotism
p9iformed by Jackson has stained, for the
first time, the " Stars and Bars" of the don
federate flag with blood—and that blood
worthy of a true Southern heart—the blood
of a martyr and a hero.
Upon his own hearth he fell, arms in hand
dealing death to the insulter of that Sag
one man against a thousand murderers. lie
fell, hewed to peices by the rabble horde.—
But bis spirit will live —upon the storm—and
like the hurricanes of the South, will sweep
from the uttermost shores of the Gulf to the
rugged mountain peak of the North. It will
soar over the fields of bloody battles to come,
andsbriek aloud for vengeance amid carnage.
It shall rush forth in the booming of every
cannon, and shall gleam in the fiashing of
every Southern blade. And it will live, too,
in times to come, when the smoke of battle
shall have passed away, and the memory of
blood shall have almost been forgotten. The
name of Jackson shall be enshrined in the
heart of Virginia, as the name of Jasper in
South Carolina, and recorded upon the
brightest pages of her history. His death is
victory won, and his name shall be inscribed,
in monumental marble, by the side of Vir>
ginia's worthiest sons.
Hark to the Bugle's Call,
BY WM. MARSHALL SWAYNE.
Hark to tbebugle'g call—
The mustering fife and drum,
Treason is up in arms !
Come to the rescue—come !'
Arm for the deadly strife—draw for the fl ig of the
i free !
Ring out—ring out the battle shout—death or
See ! where our flag lies torn—
Our country's laws defied ;
Down with the traitor foe—
Scatter his colutns wide—
Charge on the traitor band—3trike for the flag of
the free !
Ring out—ring out the battle shout—death or
Patriots tried and true,
Prompt at your country's call
Sweep from our broad domain
Treason and traitors all ;
| Charge on the rebel bands—follow them where
Ring out—ring out the conq'ring shout, victory !
A glorious camp meeting tbat, at Fortress
Who wants a better " National Hint" than
General Scott t
Major General George McClelland, next
in rank to General Scott, is only thirty-three
years of age,
Dogs are said to speak with their tails. —
Would it be proper to call a short-tailed dog
a stump orator 1
England will send a Beet to the American
coast to protect her commerce against Jeff.
The Connecticut State Prison is the only
institution of the kind in the country which
; is rnn at a profit.
Gen. Bragg has prohibited any letter wri
ting from the C. S. A. army before Pickens
to the newspaper.
Union Clubs are forming all through Cal.
| iforiiia, and the hope of sympathy with the
South is clubbod out forever.
The number of troops which bavo left New
i York for the seat of hostilities is twenty-eix
regiments, or about 25,000 men.
The President has endorsed the action of
the Missouri Brigade by issuing a commies*
ion of Brigadier-Genera! to Capt. Lyon.
There is a firm in Elgin, Illinois, known ss
" Gray and Lunt." Half the letters come to
them are directed to " Lay and Gruni."
In Richmond, Va,, they are issuing shia
plasters for twenty-five and fifty cents, and
others redeemable in payment for taxes.
Horseflesh is regularly quoted in the mar
ket prices current of several towns in Ger
many, not on the hoof, but out up for food.
A new projectile has been invented in
France, weighing 90 pounds, which, falling
in a columns of troops is expected to kill 100
Two men were frozen to death on the first
day of May, at L'lslet, C. E., while return
ing from a sugar bush in the vicinity of that
Jefferson Davis, in his late message, eon*
fesses tbat only eight millions of the fifteen
million dollars Confederate loan were sub
Spurgeon commenced his pulpit career at
the age of 19, in a small barn at Cambrige
shire. His popularity is increasing.
Dr. Livingston, the African traveler,
writes that he passed many large fields of
cotton on the Zambesi, the article hav'ng a
pile an inch and a half long.
The Red Rover of Alabama, Mr Yanoy,
has not been publicly received by the British
Minister, yet he seems to have suooeded ia
getting its private-ear.
Some slanderer asserts that paper makers
are the greatest magicians of the age, inas
much as they transfer beggarb' rags into
sheets for editors to lie on.
A Mexican recently dug the body of an
Indian from his grave, near Mokelunme Ilill
Cal., and took from the mouth of the defunct
three dollars which bad been placed tbere
by his tribe.
Some of the Southern papers are advoca
ting the erection of a monument to Jackson
the murderer of Ellsworth—who has, they
say given new lustre to the historic name.—
Ob, II —icory.
Gen. Scott says that when soldiers go to
battle they carry their stomachs with them.
The rebel soldiers realize this, and thus far,
when attacked, have taken the care to turn
that portion of their body from the assail
The Detroit Tribune states that €. H. O-
Rearden, one of Cardigan's regiment, the
gallant six hundred who rode through that
solid phalanx of Russians at Balakiava, and
sabred the artillery men at their guns, has
enpsted in the Coldwater Light Artillery
Corps of Michigan-
SENTINEL CHALLENGES.—A gentleman late
from the troops at the Relay House says the
sentinels have, in many instances, a pleas*
ant way of making challenges :
A fellow who had been fishing on the ?o
tapsco, and had secured a fine string of fish
was stopped by the usual question, " Who
goes there ?" " Fisherman was the answer.
" Advance, fisherman, and drop two shad,"
said the alert sentinel, looking out for his
The Montgomery Confederation gives the
following from the correspondent:
"On the first night after my arrival, in
passing from one quarter to another, I was
stopped by a sentinel whom I recognized as
private P , (though he did oot recognize
me,) I was asked for the countersign, and
replied, " a friend with a bottle and the
reply was " advance bottle and draw stope
per," which I did, and was suffered to pass
on my way rejoicing."