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AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER,
LEVI L, TATE, EDITOR
"TO HOLD AND TIIIM TUB TOUCH OF TltUTII AND WAVE IT O'EIt THE DARKENED EAltTII."
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VOL. 17. NO, 34.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PENN'A,, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1863,
Tho Baltic Field.
Vss I n battle' a t cry "Ice thing Iic yoii'ro llshtlng.
These sn:ne upi nrnl downs ntc so very exciting.
Hut n sombre sight's n lialtlo fleld
To Hie sad survivor's sorrowing eye,
Wli'sn those tOio scornoil to fly or yield,
In one promlsctiom enrnnge He;
When the.cnunnn's roar
Is heard no more,
And tho thick dun Bmoko lias roll'd nway,
And tho victor comes for the last survey
Of tho well fought field of ycitcrday.l
No triumphs flush Ihr.t haughty brow,
No proud oxulting look Is there !
Ills eagle glance is humbled now,
As, earthward, in anxious euro
It seeks tho form whoso stalwart prldo
Uut yesterday morn was by his side I
And there it lies on yonder bank
Of csurscs which them-elves had blcalh
Hut yrstor-morn lion cold and dark,
Willi other dews lino those of death I
I'owerless as It had UuVr been bom,
The hand that clasped his jester-morn I
i And there widows wandering there,
That roam tho blood-bosprlnkled plain,
And listen in llrir dumb despair
Tor sounds they ne'er may hear again I
'One word, liiwiver faint or low,
Aye, e'en a groan -Jere music now I
And this is glory l-I'.imcl
for the Columlla Dtmotral
Mrrj.vii.iiK, Pa., Oct. 10, ISO'J
Mr. Editor . Permit me through the
columns of your paper to say to Dr. John
and his deluded readers, that I did say at
tho Light Street meeting that I was a
'Southern Sympathizer," but not in wick
ed rebellion against the best Government
that ever existed not in the great guilt
and crime of resisting tho bu'wark of our
national liberty ; our glorious Constitution
not in a Southern minority denying a
national majority the right to rule. L'ut
becauso Mr. Lincoln aud his Abo'itiou
advisers have by their ppocchos and their
acts furnished the loaders of BcboHion
witli facts to prove to their deluded fol
lowers that this war in which wc arc en
gaged is waged for their subjugation or
extermination ; because the conduct of the
war is in defiance of tho Constitution ol
the United States, and in violation of the
saercd rights which the States enjoyed be
fore the Constitution existed, Because the
Union men of the South (now the rank and
file of tho rebel army; liavo been driven
away from this stand point by the di-un-ioni-ts
of the North. Because Jeff D.tyis
and his supporters kept up the flames of
rebellion, by holding up to the Union men
of the South, extracts from tho Yd I:
Tribune, JScw Yurie 'limes, I'luladclplt'ia
Press. Philadelphia, Inquirer and other
Abolition sheets of tha Noith, whose edi
tors aro virtually co-operating with Jeff
Davis and his crow of "confederates," and
t o aro barking "secessionist," ''traitor,"
and ''copperhead," at tho heels of Demo
crats and other defenders of tho Union
aud the Constitution. ISccausc Union
men of the South aro falling victims to
bullets, and to disease contracted in tho
army, while Grrcloy, Baecher, Harding,
Forney & Co., actual aiders nnd abetters
of treason, and who if living in any other
country than that of tho United States
would have been hung as high as Hainan.
Three- years aro permitted to dictate and
r-pit out their vile vituperation upon the
life long defenders of the Union, North as
well as South.
From April 18G1 to September! 802 in
my humble capacity I was (as Dr. John
and many of his readers well know) a firm
(supporter of Mr. Lincoln's administration.
Yet I was told that this was an Abolition
war, and taunted with being an aider aud
abetter of Abolitionism, because 1 advoca
ted a vigorous prosecution of tho war, but
I always denied the truth of these asser
tions. But after tho 22nd of September,
1802, when rrcswont Lincoln issucu his
. . .
Jmaueipaiioii rrociamation, wuat couiu
bo my reply to these men ? Did he (Mr.
Linoolu) not furnish them with tho proof'
of their assertions? Did ho not furnish tho
Southern secessionists with just the urgu-
mcnt they most desired I Did ho uot dc-
ecivo aud iusult tho loyal conservative
men oi the North and South, who though
politically opposed to him, had heartily
bustainod him in his efforts to put down
tu.s rebellion, uau no as uicir iuiu.u fl of ono Qf om. flwt nnJ ovcm03t
Bupport, after having thus poudcred to tho i ,CIUBerS aud as an assooiato, robbed of a
Abolitionists whom they regard as traitors frjcnd endeared to us by many pleasing
to the Constitution and tho country ? But remembrances.
further and to the point. Resolved, That as a token of respect
T . . 1 for tho deceased, wo wear tho usual badge
Doctor, I also said at that meeting that Qf ,nournjus or ,i,0 spaoo of ten days,
if six feet and two inches of ill-shaped ; Tiat tiieso Bcolutions be
bones and badly compacted flcah with a published in tho several Journals of
small particlo of very changcablo mind is Hloomsburg, Williamsport, and tha Month
Government, then am I opposed to it. If ly Stur of Miratuic, aud that the be
Mr. TJ1 J nJrLtnt. then it vod family bo furnished a copy of tho
nail better bo employed to split rails in tno
wilds of Illinois, than bo engaged in a war
for Mm Pninn. Dnn'i vnn think so Dr. T
Answer thcso questions, nnd next tirao
plcaso invito your Light Street informant
to tell you tho whole truth.
Ton run Colcmdi Democrat.
Tho Back Townships.
Dear Sir : Much has been said about
tho "back townships," that they aro ''too
radical," ''opposed to tho war," "tho fruit-'
ful soil of Ooppcrhoadism" &o,, and, thoi
reason asiguod for it is, "tho pcoplo arc
ignorant," "don't take the papers, can't
read them," &c. Now, while it is conced
ed that, tho pcoplo of the central town
'ships have had groatcr literary advantages
than wo, and that,bccausu tho public busi
ness is done at the County scat and large
towns, talent and intelligence naturally
concentraio thero, wo deny that tho mass
of the people have any mnro good sense
or native talent than those of the bai'k
townships, and we venture to say, that a
good propoition of tho best talalctif at the
centre, was first developed in tho back
townships. That they take tho papers,
and arc something of a reading pcoplo, is
evidenced by the stuffed mail hags that aro
carried through, aud distributed in thcso
townships, nnd that they read and under
stand the issues involved in the politics of
the country, is proved by their consistant,
political action, from year to year, you
find them resting upon tho same founda-
tion, contending for the same truthful
principles, and voting for tho same liberal j
measures. They cannot be terrified by ,
threats ror bought with Money. If they ;
cannot biing so much learning into their
investigations, they exercise common sense. J
lhey aro able, to distinguish between good-j
and bad government, between liberty and :
dopotifm. If they are radical, it is be- ,
cause they' believe that, tho slightest cn-
croachmcnls upon liberty, opcu the door
for further violations of tho people's rights, j
that, a strict adberauce to constitutional ,
law, is the only safe-guard of
hence their opposition to the war policy ;
they believe it originated in interference i crablc dist, uco between me and the spot, (luiol. ;imI firnijami j. braced my nerves cause every Hep a mau takes tends to im
with constitutional rights, has been car-j and encamped on a wide prairie, bounded for a steady aim with a strong effort of part motion to his bowls ; a proper amount
ricd on iu violation of constitutional law, on the cast by the Cross Timbers. Not tUo wji. I looked through tho double of exercise keeps- them acting oucj in cv-
and mu-t terminate disastrously to the
country. J hoy took tins ground at the
commencement, that the war was not lor
the Union and the Constitution, that this
was but a pretense in order to accomplish
a sectional purpose, while cithers were
deceived by the sham, and carried away
with the excitement, the back townships
strenuously contented, that the cry of
"Union" was a humbug, aud to be ' Loy
al" was to support the Administration
right or wrong. Men addressed them,
aud cave them iood pecehes, but failed
to satisfv tin m upon the points, to them,
the most important and tho ever returning
questions were : What is tho object of the
war? And will war accomplish tho end ?
thea-'heard and ' sa w' Bohhi" 'toehm'o
thri'r orWnaiaconctionrVnd tlmyffcfy
appeal to tho history of the past two years
and a half, that these convictions wcro
Lot these men who snerringly speak of
UH. iiaou to lump, .t-mu.-ui.. t.uu . U
township in somo way, is working for tho
feood of the county, and they all help to
mako it the "Star of the North," though
thero may not be so much learning in, yet
much of their bread and
from the back townships
Ton the Coi.r.MoiA. Democrat.
Death of C E. Stadon.
THinUTB TO THE DEAD.
At .VTuccting of tho B. L. U. Society,
of Villiamport Dickinson Seminary, on
the 1st iust., the followiug Preamble and
llesolutions wcro unanimously adopted.
Whi:ue,S, God in tho exercise of His
inscrutible wisdom, has sccn fit to removu
, ou) our m;dst) Qur ciicrishm frioua a.ul
brother jmucs t.oiicrs, iwr. u. r.. oi.tuipi,
brinniiiir fresh to our minds tho fact that
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'there is nut a sicp ueiween uuuuu uumu,
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T . irjn.l Tlt.tf trltdn Kt CW in lift til .
bio submission to the stern decree of Him
I who ordercth all thincs well, wo sincerely
j l,r OlSIL t ,uu ,, ,,w ... .......
j amcnt Itis BUiltlon tU'ath, and deeply sym-
pathizo with tho bereaved family in their
, deep and pungent aflliotioti.
! Resolved, That in tho death of f''-
, -y t Hammond
tee. A. MoDoweu,
1 M, C. BRITTAIN
A TEXAN UAN'HUK'S M'.ST SHOT,
Wilson and Camciou stood apart from
their companion. With folded arms and
thoughtful faces, thoy watched ttho shad
ow's of night stealing over Lako Chap
peral. "An hour like this cast3 a spell upon
my spirit," said Oameron. "I love to see
the glare of day fade, aud givo place to
the dim placid twilight."
''I hnvo similar feelings," replied Wil-
,son, "but I like night best when advanced
toward tho small hours, and the moon aud
the stars brightly beaming.
Cameron niado no reply, and tho par
tics remained silent.- Wilson was tho first
"That's a heavy rifle of yours," he said
glancing at the weapon upon which Cam
eron was leaning. "I dare say it has
been of service to you in its timo?"
"No money could induco me to part
Willi it, because I have piovcd its metal on
vaiious occasions. Did I ever tell you of
an adventure I once had upon tho Bed
"You never did ; I should like to hear
it, saw n nson.
"Several years ago, resumed Cameron,
'I was hunting near Cross Timbers, not
far from the Bed Bivor, tho Indians were
then troublesome and frequently commit-
ted iheir depredation on tho frontier settle-
men's; but I was fond of hunting, and
eared little for them, willing to trust to
my own ingenuity and courage in any
emergency that might occur. 1 carricu
this same rifle, and was called one of the
best shots in tho country.
"Many pcoplo said that tuc pieco was
too Heavy tor common uso ; hut 1 was uuit
t0 i' a)d H did nt loci butdensome to mo
and when 1 fired it was surt to do the
right thing, for what animal could carry
u ounce and a half of lead skillfully sped
on its errand I Having discovered Indian
j signs ouc day, I thought it best to change
'my hunting ground, and so put a contid-
my hunting ground, anu so put a contid-
lng attei mis event l was sitting on the
uaiiu oi .t small scream, resting my weary
nmos .titer a long intiuoing hunt, wncu i
was fired upon, aud slightly wounded.
"I was fortunate enough to discover the 1
marksman, who proved to be an Indian,
of what tribe I do not remember. I in
stantly shot him dead, and then perceived
that he was not alone for one of his breth
ren was with him, who made his escape.
Time passed on, and I was undisturbed in
my amusements for a long time.
Ullc ua J i "ot Iecmig very well 1 return-
cd to my camp sooner than usual, 1 laid
down to sleep, but could not, felt uneay
sml Iim'0U3 anJ so arose aml wollt 011
t,lc Prail'c. The grass was not very tall,
and the hot sun of the season had dried it
until it was crispy, aud rattled as I walked
it, ascendeu a
oolitic swell and looked
Tho scene was a grand one.
Q h j th Qr0Si Tmm dimly
sceiuii the distance resembling a dense
wall of wood built by human hands while 1
in every direction the prairie stretched
away until lost in the distance. Tho sun
was gettiug low, aud looked like a sun set
ou tho sea. As my eyes wandered from
point to point they were suddenly fixed
upon a solitary figure several hundred
yards distant, at the foot of a long swell
or toll upon which I was standing.
"He stood in au open place ; and I at
first wondered how that could be, as the
grass was so high iu every other place ;
but the affair soon cxplained.itsulf More
careful examination showed that the soli
tary object was an Indian, and his mani
fest object in packing up thu grass was to
set Or to thu prairie 1 It was doubtless
that had escaped at the
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i tuno I had fired o.i
his companion. Ho
i . . . , .
I to revenge himself in a singular mannor
I "The wind was fresh towards mc, aud
j jf t,0 grass h, d been set on fire, no power
ou canh couja hay0 oaycd lu0) for ,,ja
flcctt3st 101.so could not run fast enough to
escape from its devouring flames, A ter
riblo dread of that kind of death came
over mc. I stood liko one fascinated, aud
gazed at tho preparations ol tho savage.
He stood in tho iniddlo of the open spaco
ho had mado with a blazing torch in his
baud. Innumerable thoughts rushed to
my mind in an instant of time. I was
never so completely paralyzed and stupi
ficd iu mv life Tho power of thought
socmcd to bo tho only power left mo, and
that was stimulated to an unnatural do
gree. Tho past, tho present and future,
were reviewed and speculated upon iu that
brief and broken fragment of time in '
which the savage stood waiting for the j
brand to burn moro brightly, before he
thrust it into tho grass. Yes, my destiny
was to bo burned I Sonio hunter or trav
eler would find my body charred or black
ened ; aud others, after a time, would pass
my bones bleaching in the sun.
" You must remember that all these
ideas ran through my mind in the shortest
I'ppreoiablo spare of timo ; fir you must
know that tho sudden prospect-" of great
danger, from whioh thero is no apparent
mcdo of escape, imparts to tho brain a
1 . : 1 . 1 e. 1... -r .t t.i -r .t.!i. .1 .
....mum i-u..j in luuuBiit, 01 ulu i ;
mind at rest can form no posnble concep-,
Hon, I closed my eyes in prayer and
commended my soul to God. But it was
impossible for me to close my eyes again-t ,
the one great absorbing idea in my head -
that of being burnt up like the vile reptile !
that crawls in tho woods,
"My lids unclosed, and as they did so, !
my eyes tested on my trusty rifle, it was
the first timo I had thought of it, for the
distance was great between mo and tho
enemy ; but now it looked like an old
fiiend tho only one that had
tho power 1
to savo 111c
-i emuraccu me uiougui mat tuc signt
of the rifle called up a species of joy
which was nearly ovcipowcrcd by an .igo-
nizing fueling. One chanco remained ; a
small chance, it is true, but still a chance j
and despair cannot paralyze and subdue
the heait while one faint hopo remains.
I lilted the instrument upon which hung
niy de.tiny. As my glanco ran over the
intervening uistaucc, 1 lelt how desperate,
iutleed, was my prospect of life, for a hun-
dred 0f good marksmen might try their
skill in vaiu in aiming at an object so far
0fr, 'ihCn 1 remembered that my weapon
Was of an uncommon calibre and weight,
aud would throw a ball further than any.
I had loaded it every day with uncommon
Carc and for a long shot.
IIio Indian moved the torch, and was
aij0Ut t0 appiv ;t l0 the combustible mate- '
riaSi Tmj riti0 came to , shoulder'
rjajs xlie title came to mv shoulder
gJglts alid tlic muni,, covered the Indians
he.u jij i,uart seemed to stop beating,
, , ., rasn 0f that terrible suspencc.
It was but an instant then the rifle sent
an ounce and a half of lead on its mission
with a crack that was unusually loud and
sharp, and a recoil that had scut me back
a few paces.
"1 ho moko culled away, but I dared
not look. 1 passed my baud slowly across
my forehead, for my brain was throbbing
painfully. Every moment I expected to
bo greeted by the dense smoke ot the bum-
jg prairie, and to hear the hissing of the
' btiruiii" flame ; but nothing ol that kind
, occured, atid 1 ventured to look toward
j thu Sp0t whore tho savage had stood with
llig l0icl . 1 took courage, reloaded my
' -n and hastily walked to tho place. I
reached it the Indian was lying upon
his back, the brand, half extinguished,
lay beside him, and an ounce and a half
of loud through his liead. I sank down,
overpowered with gratitude and t ho var
ious emotions which such an incident was
calculated to inspire.
"This was the greatest shot 1 ever made
aud probably shall never equal it again.
"Cau you wonder that I am so attach
ed to this rifle ?"
''Not at all !" said the Captain, earn
estly. "I should never part with it if it
was mine 1"
African AauicuiruitE. Dr. Living
stone, the great African traveler, says, ou
thu western coast of Aftiea. in the valley
of tho Lucilla, the soil is very fertile
Fruit trees and grape-vines yield their
fruit twice a year, and graiui and vegeta
bles do the same if sown. By taking ad
vantage of the mist of winter thrco crops
of pulse aro raisad. Tho grass '13 so tall
that in ono part it was two feet higher
than his head when standing ou tho hack
of an os, and was as largo around as a
gooso quill. Produce is vojy cheap, and
tho roads aro very poor. Thoy have two
breeds of cattle ; ouo is of diminutive size
with short horns' and the other has large
legs noarly six feet in leugth, with largo
horns. Tho Africans arc found of cattle
and spend much time in ornamenting them
Thoy shavo their horn3 in order to carve
thoin into fantastic shapes, and brand the
skiu with a hot knife, so as to mako a dis
coloration of tho hair in linos liko a zebra,
Tho straugcr tho marks tho handsomcs
tho animal. Tho grcator tho value. Ilo
saw tobacco eight feot high each plant hav
ing thirty-six leaves. Tho leaves wsro
eighteen inches long by six or eight broad.
thilosopby ol' Exorcise
iii . .,t i i i. .
All know that the less wo exercise the
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less health we have, aud the more certain
. vi. t
wo arc to die heforo our time. But com- ,
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tinrntivalv few nM'sona arc able to uxnlam
i i i .
ntn linnlfli Until 1
b, It 1 ii C 1 ,
east and bird, in a state of nature, aro
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nsnmiit frnin disease, rxcent in rarn cases.
It is because t o mappcasablc ns met o
them to ceaseless activity. Childrcn,whcn
left to themselves, cat a great deal and
have excellent health, because they will bo
doing something all the time, until they
become so tired they fall asleep; aud as
gQon a3 1, wak b in
,o fun about in Umg theJr whoo
Uteui;0 u Bpcnl . altcrnatQ cating and
(1 j amI CMrcisc, which is interesting
.iml ,oasur!lblc, Tho lleallh of child.
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if, like children, they woold cat only
when they aro hungry, stop when they
are done, take rest in sleep as soon a
thep aro tired, and when not cating or
resting, would spend tho time diligently in
such muscular activities as would be iu
tcrcsting, agreeable and profitable. Ex
ercise without mental elasticity, without
au cl,ijV0UulliIlt of the
feelings and the
mind, is of comparatively little value.
Exercise is health-producing, because it
works off and out of the system its waste,
dead, and effete matters ; these aro all
converted into a liquid form, called, by
some, "humors," which have exit lrom t lie
body through tho "pores" of tho skin, in
e si,;1j)e 0f perspiration, which all have
sccn allj which all know is tho result of
excreiso when tho body is in a state of
health. Thus it is that porson3 who do
uot peispire, who have a dry skin, arc
always either fevciish or chilly, ar.d are
' never well, and never can bo as long a
that condition exists. So exercise, by
, working out of the system its waste, dc
cayed and useless matter, keep the human
clog up, an
machine tree: otherwise it would soon
and tho wheels of life stop forever !
2. Exercise improves the hcallh.be
cry twenty-four houis ; if they havu not
motion enough there is coustipatiou,whioh
brines on very many fatal diicases : hence.
wir ' '
cxerciss, especially that of walking, wards
off innumerable diseascn, when it is kept
up to au rxtcut equal to inducing one ac
tion of the powcls daily.
51. Exercise is healthful, because tho
moro we exercise tho fatter wo breathe.
If we breathe faster we take that much
more air into tho lungs ; but it is tho air
we brcatho which purifies tho blood, and
, tho more air we tai;o in tho more perteotly
is that process performed j the purer the
' blood is, as even body knows, the better
J tho health must be. lleneo, when a pcr-
, son's lungs aro impaired, he does not take
in enough air for tho wants of the system .
' that bring tho case, the air he docs brcatho
should bo the purest possible, which is
out'door air. Hence, the moro a con.
; sumptivc stays in the house, tho more ccr-
tain hud more speedy is his death.
Hull's Journal of Health
The CiETTYsnuna Ciimetky. Tho
whole matter has been arranged in regard
to thu National Cemetery at Gettysburg,
for tho interment of the gallant dead who
fell iu tho terriblo battles at that place.
About fourteen acres of laud fronting on
the Baltimore Turnpiko,betwecn tho Ever
green Ccmetry and Captain Mycr's or
chard, and extending to tho Tancytown
road, embracing tho highest point on the
Cemetery Hill, have been purchased by the
State of Pennsylvania, Other States
havo been iuvited to co-operate in tho re
moval of the soldier dead to these grounds I
Tho arrangements for plotting the grounds
preparatory to the removal of the dead,
aro being as rapidly as possible It will
bo decorated us such a spot should be,nnd
will bo tho point of many a pilgrimage by
the friends of tho gallaut dead, to cast a
flower and shed a tear over their loved
ones. Phil-t. Age.
Women in tiii: Fields. A correspon
dent of tho Cleveland Herald, who has
been traveling in tho West says :
It is a vety common affair to sco a
bright oyed, young woman seated on tho
reaper, driving a four-horso team. But
not only thus arc women utcful, for I have
frequently seen thorn using tho line. But
what i saw a couple ot weelc ago m the
south part of .Madison, Lako couuty, caps
all the scones in this lino within my know
To appoarauces a rain storm was
coming up, and thero was woman in the
hold dextorously raking up tho hay, whilst
tho doublo team was boing driven iuto the
field by two other women. Baker.pitoher
and loader were all women.
, Tho Wealth of Mexico.
In Mexico thero aro ovor ono thousand
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silver mines, yioluinc between t urty-fivo
,, , . , . ..
nnd forty millions of dollars n year. Tho
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value of thcso mines is increased by tho
fact that there aro twcnty-fivo mines cf
III1IVU JiUlU 11 (JIU t tU I1UUU1UU
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and fifty to thrco hundred pounds weight
J 1 o
OMnl'SlltinK It'll 11 It vin M tt l...frwln.l
mines aro generally located either on tho
top or on tho western slopo df tho Cordil
leras, and havo been wrought for ngos.
Gold and tilver vases of great value and
beauty of workmanship were sent back to
Spain by tho first conquerors as spoils -if
war. Iron and copper aro also produced
in grsat abundance. One groat hindrance !
to the realizing of this mineral wealth is
tho difficulty cf transporting it to the sea
board, there being neither railroads nor
navigable rivers in the country, aud tho
only means of transportation being the
backs of mules. The commercial interest
and want of mccanical eutcrpriso of the
people, and the small extent to which the
combination and division of labor aro car-
ried, have also contributed, with tho gen
eral insecurity of property, to prevent the
various natural riches of the country from
their full development.
"Wounded and Killed." It takes
but littlo spaco in the columns of the daily
papers, but oh 1 what long household
stories and bionraphics aro every ono of
these strange names wc read over and
forget 1 Killed and wounded ! Some
eye reads tho name, to whom it is as dear
as life, and sonic heart is struck or broken
hy tho blow made by some name among
tho list. It is our Henry, or our James,
or our John, that lieswitli his poor limbs
at tho hospital, or dead still, and with
ghastly face on the battle field. Alas
for tho eyes that read ! "He was my
pretty boy, that I sung to sleep so many
timrs iu my arms I" Says the poor moth-
r, bowing in anguish that cannot ho ut
tered, "lie was my brave, noble hus
band, the lather of my littio orphan chil
dren !" sobs the stricken wife. "He was
my darling brother, that I was proud of!
murmurs the sister amid tears ; and so tho
terriblo stroke falls on tho homes throught
out the laud. "Wounded and killed I"
Every name in that list is a lightening
stroke to somo heart, and breaks tho thuu-
der over somo homo,and falls a long.black
shadow upon some hearthitonc.
la?" A letter from the Army of tho
Potomac states that in three days, sixty
out of two hundred and ten substitutes iu
ono regiment had deserted, and othors
were leaving almost every hour. Ho sug
gests two remedies ouo catching and
shooting the deserters, and another, as
soon as the substitntcs aro regularly mus
tered into tho United Slates rerviee, to
send them to tho several Stato ponitenta
rics for thrco years or during tho war, as
thoy could bo guarded moro cheaply and
safely there, as tho army will bo likely to
havo as much other hnsiness ou hand as it
can attend to, without tho extra duty of
It is rumored that President Lincoln
was opposed to the declaration of martial
law in Kentucky. When, aftor tho elec
tion, a member of tho Cabinet cited to him
the largo vote that was cast iu the State
as proof that few voters wcro denied tho
privilege of voting, ho retorted that f'the
crime was as groat as if a majority of the
inhabitants, had been excluded from the
polls. Sir," said Mr. Lincoln, with just
indignation ''after the admission by Sarah
the nurse of Jack Easy, that she was a
mother, though unmarried, her plea in
extenuation that 'the baby was a little one
A Good Stomach. A country youth,
having an undo living in town, resolved
to pay him a visit. Ho accordingly start
ed oil' ono morning, and arrived at his
uncle's house just as supper was ready.
Being very hungry from his long walk, ho
no sooner got scatod at the tablo than ho
commenced a furious ousluughtor on tho
eatables, right and left.
"Hold on, sit," said his uncle, who
was a pious man. "wo ay something hero
beforo wc oat."
"Say whatyou'vo a mind to," answered
tho boy, between two
can't turn my stomae !"
Bay- Attention.. Soldiors ! Protect your
Health ! No sensible man will leavo the
citv without a supply of llolloway's Pills
and Ointment. J'or wounds, bores, to-
vers and Dysentery, theso medicines are
tho best in tho world. Every English and
, French soldier uses them. Prico 25 oects
per box or pot,
The Youno Coi.ort-SEhOEANT. Tho
following is a beautiful picturo of a young
Christian soldier, A proud position his !
as onco a color bcaror in tho army of
King Jesus. Ho was Gon. Kilnatrick's
color - boarer, and a mcro boy. Ilia main
artery ot ono ot his legs hau been cut oil
by a minnio ball. Tho wound had bled
several times while in the hospital, and
Lc wa3 fast B,nk, Ho
who was bending over him s
''Jeus has a home in heaven for jhc."
''How do you know I"
"Bcoanse God loves me, lie Iovcfl his
Son Jesus , and he loves mo, too."
Thcso wcro almost his last words. A
low hours before his death his father came,
truly a broken-hearted man. For be was
the joungest boy. his Benjamin and
how could ho spare him ? "I didn't want
him to go : and how, now shall I go homo
without him ! Oh, 1 am afraid it will bo
too much for his mother."
The boy was laid in hiscofiiin, and tho
ladies and littlo children of Hagcrstown
wcro trimiug the body with flowers
though ho was the brightest flower of all,
very soon to bloom in tho celestial garden.
Incident on the Battee Field, Ono
day not loug since, among tho relics of tho
dreadful fight at Gettysburg, there was
pibked up by a soldier, and presented to a
lady acquaintance, a 6mall paper, which
contained two teparato locks of hair at
tached thereto directed to Mr. Wcllcrford
from Lousiana, by his wife, in beautiful
handwriting. Below one lock was Fanny
Wcllcrford, and below the other Kichard
Wcllcrford, and below both "Our Dar
lings?" These tender mementoes of his
home and children had been sent to cheer
heart in the far distant land to which tho
fortunes of war had brought Him ; and
propably ho woro the tender testimonials
near his heart when the fata) missilo o
death separated him from those he loved
iu his far off Southern home. Strangers
now possess tho tender relic, and ho rcst3
beneath the clods of a Northern valley,
his grave probably unmarked and undis
tinguished from hundreds around him who
met their death on tho bloody field of Get
tysburg, and wife and children look for in
vain the return of tho loved husband and
Hn had him Thkue, A good story is
told of a certain prominent railroad gen
tleman of this city, who is equally re
moved for his ability to mako and take a
joke. A railroad cmplo3-co, whoso homo
is in Avon, came on Saturday night, to
ask for a pass down to visit his family.
"Are you in the omploy of the rail
road t" inquired the gentleman which wo
''You receive your pay regularly ?"
"Well. Now suppose you were work
ing for a farmer iustead of a railroad,
would you expect your employer to hitch
up his team every Saturday night, and
carry you home ?"
This seemed a poser, but it wasn't,
"No," said the man, promptly, "I
wouldu,t expect that ; but if the farmer
had his team hitched up and was going
my way, I should call him a darned mean
cuss if he wouldn't let mo ride."
Mr. Employco came out thrco minutes
afterwards with a pass good for twelvo
ESyln Australia it is summer in Jan
uary and Winter in July. It is noon thero
wlirm it. is niirlnirdir. in "ftm'nnt. Thft
lonGCst day . Decemberi Tho hoat
conies from the north, tho cold from tho
south, and it is hottest nn the mountain-
tops. The swans are black, tho eagles
aro white ; the bees do not sting and tho
birds do not sing. Tho cherries have no
stones ; the trees give no shadow, for thoir
leaves turn edgeways to tho sun, and soma
of its quadrupeds havo a boak and lay
ttfir Tho Botli-ohilds have had a family
meeting at Paris, tho result of which has
been tho suppression of ouo of thoir five
houses, aud tho relaxation of the rule
which has hitherto compelled members of
tho family to marry their first cousins.
Tho houso which is given up is that at
Naples. Tho Frankford, Yionna, Paris
and Loudon establishments aro to be kopt
up, but tho fifth, that at Naples is to be
- - -
CSS Prontico says wo aro likoly to
havo all sorts of ships upon tho wator,but
unfortunaloly, little or no gtatomaunliip on