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AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER.
LEVI L, TATE, EDITOll.
"TO HOLD AND TItIM TUB TORCH OF TllUTII AND WAVI5 IT O'HU TUB DAUKKNHD EA11T1I."
TERMS: 82 00 IN AD VANG E
VOL. 18. NO. 40.
, Tho Alicntovn Democrat publishos the I
kiln.,,., i i.,i ,i .. .. ,, i
bf that borough. Tho production is as '
birtineuit to n olaw of blood and thunder ,
julpil bawlcra in Hlootiisburg, as it is to
hc"loyulcloW'of Allentown, ami wo '
!. .i.ii.i, ! i : i..
i c-.juuii.-u it, iuuviui; uui ivuucri iu uiuku
the application :
ricvun dablmtha I Un n tpunt,
Ptvon HuifK tu church I went.
To dcvrn sirnmtitf I Imvn Irnt
A lUtPiiiitt ear, with thu jutiMii
Tit hear thu miuUUr liferent
The truths of the Nuw rcntimient,
Mid uMiii those truths coiumutit;
And I uuvv, will) your cuiuvitt,
Tho ubtaticu ol'liia argument.
'I'Jiu firm w.i hut n vuln iittcmpt
To jUftlity tho rrenhli'iit
In issuing u lioLiiiaciit
CutuJiUuii t,f a settloni-iit,
U hull t'XL Ut atttonUhmrnt
An well hh hot tow Hthl Ct'IltPllIpl
Tue 1'lln.T nix wen- cniirie'iunit,
I pon ilm irt, aiitl plainly iniMut
To Ihii-ter up tho (joi'Lriiuieut
An i 11 ijri.as iniiotiuaaciiuut ;
rl In? I" iu wua ciUrnt,
,r m my uiuriiicruil tla'ir dlsicut,
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rl liat llfuvuii ever tshouM lime edit
Upon (hi p ireful continent,
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Ho uli t'y nit, iinp':t:iit
Ami n m . to iJuy 1 niu contLilt
To rti ;it liuiiit' at hi th"re l.ui''iit
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LDITliD LI.VI L. TATE i I'KUPIULTOK
"' ur ',ci1liutKin-.titM it rver
Our , Uiuou Ji ion liMtl it dear !
Our M.tny Fi. lurt'itkc it iivtr
Hiu prouu Oaucdbbidiidur only puer!
Saturday Kcrnhig, Dec. 3, ICG-1.
'J lie Approaching Dnil':.
, 'i It t t i
Thet'iuii'j Ciiiiin.is iouers (if Coluw)
b u couu'y liava itcivcd ordr from the
liovcriioi of l'fiiu-j 1 aijjiij to muku au I
imuiudiatu LiiroluiLtit of all while males
between the uges oi t uiity-oue aud lortv-
livi, preparatory to a draft about the 1st
ol .1 .niiiary, lt'OO, for three years fur tlate
ternce. Thu a.jotsors iu thu difnrcnt
t'nv;i-hij) are now making the curnlnunt, '
tOi; tlicr thu iissrssiuuiit of real and
piiriuuul last s. Under thu militia law
psjtd laat winter thu County Comiuis
bioueio euiK-titute thu board to make a
dr.U't. The draft will uko place iu
IWun-burg. The men will bor.quircd
to un.lo.ui tl.eu.sulves, and dull regularly,
uud hold ilmnselves , rcat.inc to march
011 ouler from the Governor.
We publish below, for tho information
of our readers, thu most important ex
tracts of thu law iu relatiun 10 said draft
SccTlo.v 1. Be U enacted b;i the Senate
and Home 0 ijiicscutative.1 0 tlie C'un-
manweakk of I'mttujeuttiu ui Genual
Ameinblii met, ami U is heribij enacted
by thetatkont;, cj the 6me, th.t every
AHI.B iiolieI) white malu citueu, resideut
within this state, of the age of twenty-one
jeain, and under tho ago of foity five
jears, excpiing persons eulisteil into vol-
uuteor coii.pauies.persons oxcuipted by the
iu loivn it sec 10 us. iuioi-. lunatics, con-
men d.ut.kards, vagabands, paupers, and
persons convicted of any infamous oiime,
bht.ll bo eurolled in the militia ; persons
... 1 . I. 1 . 1 ... 1 1 I ... 1 .
to eouvietca, uuui luiuiiiiuui, buuu loitu
with hi dis-cnrolled ; and in all cases of
doubt, respecting the aga of a person cu
rolled, the burden of proof shall be upon
Suction 2. Fust. Assessors shall an
nually, aud nt tho same time they art) ou
gaged in taking the assessment, or-vnlua-tiou
df ronl and peisoua! property, iu their
respective cities, wards, boroughs,or town
Hups, muku a list uf persons living withiu
their respective limits, liable to eurolimut,
auu p.uou accitineu copy, m mo omoe ot
the couniy commissioners, of each county,
Secant. ' As soon as tho roll is comple-
ted, the assessors shall, forthwith, causo
notices thereof to be put up, 111 threo ol
iuu uiuai jiuuuu ii.iui;a iu iuu di'j, vuiu,
borough, or towuship, which notices shall
let forth, that tho assessors have mado
their roll of all persons liablo to enrolment,
(ocording to law , and that a copy thereof
bus been Iclt, for record, in tho office of tho
uounty commissioners. where tho same may
be seen, or examined, by any person in
terested thoieiu, uutil somo day and place,
i.. .. 1.1 : n ..1 ! .1. . -.1
to bu specified iu suoh notioo, whon, and
where, tho Bid assessors, and commission
, eis, of thcoouuty will meet to rovicw such
, enrolment. i
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Tl.t.l A-.. -!..!.. .i . .
.,'." 7 "" .I"1""" '""ui"g mat ins is
uot lu',lu to military duty, on uccouutof,
so.no physical dulcet, or bodilv infirmitv.
or 1 . Lo 13 cxc,,,l't from the performance ,
of "lllitflfy duty- by uny law of this statu,1
.r ol. "1U Umtud ktutos, may, on or before '
") J PiUoa lo huoh ni.t.co, and not I
alter, deliver to said a.m,snr nn nfll.
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davit, Haling, such facts, on which l0 "
! claiuis to hu cscuint. or not liable to do I
military duty j such affidavit may bu madoi
uuioro uuy pcr.on aiitnonziU to aaministur
oatlu j and thu asrossora shall cause all
such affidavits to bo filed iu the offiea of
the county commissioners nnd il ouv per
son shall swear falsely ,iu such afiidavit,hu
shall be guilty of perjury.
Seventh. When ihu assessors shall have
I completed their asseesmeut roll, they shall
s'gu inu samo.auu sliuii uttacli thereto, au
affidavit, substautially as lollows : "The
uudeisij'tied. assessor, or assessors, of tho
I city, borough, ward, t.r town-hip, of
iu niu L-uumy ui , oeiMg sworn, or
uffinuod, say, tlut they iiayo madu strict
aud diligent inquiry to ascertain the names
of all poisoui rujuired to bo enrolled, as
lublo to military duty, by th'' provisious
ot tins act ruMduig in thu" district ; that
the nil!, hereto annexed, is, as near as thu
deponent, or depnneuli, can aueitain, a
cuneut roll of all per-ons re.-idiUg iu bald
(ii.-inet, who are hahlu io he enroihd.''
The .-aid affidavit shall bu taken before
any nllieer, authorized by law to lako alii
davits, wliosu duty it. sh ill be, lit tako the
same, without fee, or ruwaid. 4
Sihtijn ;j, Keepeis of lavern-. or hoard
mg boii.-u.-, a.i i ui.tMurt an. I ini-t es.-es of
dwelling Imusch, hall, upon app'icatiou of
the artiir.j:;-, Within who-o i.uuuds their
houit.8 aie filu 4.il, or of per-ons aeting
uiid.'r tlieni. giv''1 inforuntinii ul tliu uames
ot peisnij- u.-.d-iui; in tin it- ho.i'i's, liubli!
io iinclho nt, or in do luiiii.iiy duly, and
t'ei) uetJ piiton f hull, up 'ii nl.e applira
i.oti, ive lii ii me and ; ai.d it' 'ueh
Leejiei iiia-tor, tuiat ro -ss , ir pi rum, tcfutCf
to ivu cu' h iuiurinat.oii, oi ivt-U'sa m
loi iiiaiioii , tlioh keeper ma t r, r o i tress,
.-lull lortiii aud p.iy twuity iloli.irs, and
Mich pi rson Bliall iiilV;t aid pay twuivj
.lo'.t.iifi, 10 ho recovered on complaint ol
citiier of the a-i-o-sors.
MJ'iiuN U. Iu addition to tlii persons,
ab 'Oluiel) exempted Irmn enr In i lit iu the
uiliitia. h the laws of the United Suites.
tin 1j.Ii. wing per.-otH .-hall be exuuiptd
iioui n.iiiury duty, liuiiidy : Thu muni
beis oi the lejji-lKturc, ali'l the oftieeis
tiititol.lhe seci 1 1 iry oi thu eoie m on wealth ,
altoiiu'v gt.ui.ra I, siato tieusurer, i-ur.
vej or ein i .il,iutl tor geutial, statu lihrar
uu, : ui) rum tjiluut ul common schools
.Uul a. I lliu judges nf the "fVci'il uourts of
tli couiuionwo.'lth, sheiiiT, recorder of
duds, register of will, prothonotary. dis
iriet aiti.ruev. and clerk of tho oouits of
Hvery nou coiuuiis-ioncd ofi'iecr, muaic
lan.ai.d private, ul evt ry uniform1 d troop
miccd, vt ho ban, or shall I'e.eal'ter uni
funu l.liiHtif, aeeording to the piovisiuus
of any law ul this stale, and who shall
have perfoi uied servie iu meh company,
or troop, for tho space ol'juveu ot-usceutivo
j ear.-, or threo jears, iu active service,
t i'o in the time of his enrolment therein,
rh.tll ho exempt from military duty, ck
ci pt in ca:o of war, iiu-umoiioii, or in
F.ctruit from sulion 8. Zvppkmenl of
Auxin'. V-l, . It shall
be Thu duty of the governor to appoint one
ouiuptteut citizeu.iu each couuty,who shall 1
bo :. physieian, who, ,n coumct.ou wi.h ,
J" sl'TcoSuIe aboTrd thl"" !
of w ' pl)yj,-cja) being oncj fUM '
1 U)ako a ( uorolUi witu powcr t0 detcruiino
who 111 e exempt from enrolmeiit.under this
ict, aud thu act to which this is a supple
.rnl it ..I, oil I,,, llin ill, lv nf lli.j .ill
-mi;.,.', niii, , ;.-n ,mii,... j.l nnhii-'
0:111011" in a newspaper of the ctimiiv, of tho
times at which tueh application shall bo
hiard, aud to notify said board when they
will b rcnuired tu hear suoh opplications;
lUntM otl.tr duties, in rcferelieo to tll0'
enrolineut, shall bo paiformed as directed
in tho act to which this is a ouppletuent.
It U n ba,Q frauu in t10 abolition
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,ats 10 3ay thi,t ""7 ar0 l,,r ,, "'0n'
I hey aro not tor thu Union, ihey aro
not for the old aud blessed Union or uuy
... . . .. . ,
Uuiuu that tho nation hai ever hearu or
seen. They profess to be fur some new-
fangled thiug, that they chooso to call 'the
Uuion as it ought to be.' Thoy repudialo
the Union given to us by our fathors, and
would substitute a devico of their own.
Tho word Uuiou should burn their vilo
tongues liko a cole of fire.
Imi'oiitant to Coustuy Stouekeei-
, i:tts. Tho Baltiiuoro Uounty (.uu.; jkivo-
W says that lion. J. L. Lewis, Com -
f ' il,,ucr " Iutornul Uvc,,u has
dod tual a ''ounlry store keeper who
, taKca prouueo iu irauo lur goous, is not
rcnuired to tako a pedlar's liceufo to r-na- 1
blu him to occasional take such produce
0 market for salo, llis dealer's liccmo
will cover the wholo buiincss."
rcy President Linooln shrewdly likonrd
Secretary Stanton to tho iloh easy to
take awful to to have, plaguey hard to
gat rid ol.
The Army Correspondent!
11 Y A tlErUUNCU COItllESl'ONDENT.
oi:ttino the news.
1 1,0 manncr 1U wIjlcu "ay intolligc
18 "'mishcd so early nnd minutely ls.with
good reason, a souroo of surpriso and cur-
iosity to thu reading public. The tele-
crar)ll ,c,.s of Hl.ti. ,l l.f ,Hntv
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four ""U" roll rouud wo have full partio-
ulurei ol tl10 actum who opened the corn-
bat, who displayed good generalship, and
who did not; when the battlo waxed hot
test, and whero was the turuingpoint ;
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nuai was ganicu anu wnat was tost, togeth
er with list of tho killed, wounded, aud
Tho descriptions of the Crimean war.
furnished to the London Times by Mr J
Uussel, escited universal adiuiratiou ; and
when he camu to this country at the open-
ing of the rebellion in tho capacity of a
rn.nniLi ii ri, .i ..
...vu. , . l0
see he person who could "wntu up a bat-1
tie - to grapuicany ami iu so short a time,
Tho ach.oven.ents of this able writer have
been rivalled by thu ho.nu talent which
has been developed during the progress of
the war. j
With the exception
oi a lew journals
in somu of the other cities, the New York i
dailies are tho oulv ones iu this
that maintain a wide and varied army
correspondence. When wu say thu New
York dailies, we refer to tho Timis, 'liih
line Ucmld, and World, IJaeh one of
these establishments has a branch office
connected with it at Washington, to which
all ui'ullijjonoj from tho Army of the Po
tomac is sent aud ihenee forwarded.
The army correspondent, a-j tho first
ate,) iu his vocation, 'procures a pass from
tho provost-uiarthal of thu army; armed
with this ho comes and goes at will,ridiii.r
to the front, reeonnoitering "the enemy's
position, visiting head quarters, circula
ting aaiou;; ihu camps, conversing with
officer?, often iuditing communications
Iroui ihu pouiu.i.1 of his saddle or the
stump of a trio. Bound by no military
regulations, tied down to uu encampment.
welcomed by all he moves liom poiut to
point, icady lo chrunicle aDythiijg of n o-
mout which may occur, lie is uttracttd
iu one dncetiou by tho report of oanuou,
in aunther by firoiug on tho picket luo ;
uow ho halts to listen to the story of a
d 6orter or Contraband, now reins up his
horse to witness a review or participate
in a barbicue. Constantly on tho alert,
hu uot uiilrequently knows more of the
disno.-itions aod designs of tho enemy
than the commanding general learns from
u's tpics. It was an appreciation of this
fact which led Gen.'
when he was
iu eouunaud of the Army of thu Potomac,
to offer a correspondent fivo thous-iud
dollars if hu would pcuutratu tho mystery
suncuudiug Gin. Loo's position and
Moviug thus about from place to place,
with a roviug oommissioii,lio learns every-
thiug of mtuiea, and soon becomes a
,, ,i, ,. .,,., ....nvi-lnnprlin. If ;i new
c0lue0r ou3 ho knot;H it. if a
"'giweut is transferred from one command
t0 unothtT it is duly chronicled in his nolo
book. It a ucw piece ol ordnance arrives
jjU awaro for what battery it is designed.
If a sentinel is shot down at his
Krebaek winged, a deserter caught,
, coward drummed out ol the ranks, tho
' army correspondent Jiaa noted the fact,
auj aj juc.jdcnts linked together go
, ... , , ,,
, to make up a letter, lhcso letters are sent
, to the ashingtou office .by couriers or
piivato baud, and thou forwarded'to New
Captain Noycs in his recent admirable
work. The Bivouac and the Uattle Field
! "' of him . "The army correspondent
jfl jocidodiy au institution. Thoroughly
! . (tj us t the latest news at homo and at
n 1111 ti 1 n 1 1 (innrfnrc am t': 1 1 1 i I i 11 1 tnl n f inns
j Ul lii J UVUU vi v W)w u imiiiiiiui wikawivt
1 with gcucral and staff officers of the high
cst grades, the experienced corrosponent
1 cau slJ0Ut out au intend move with almost
Uuerriug cutaiuty." This statement is
, remarkably true, for wo do uot believe
' ti,at a move has yet takeu place in our
J armies which has uot been known of hours
or days before by tho correspondent, how
ever careful tho coiumaudiiiL' general may
, bav(, been to insuio teertey. For some
1 me bclorL. tho tho dcUounoo.onf at
, Yotktowu, Mr. llay.nond, who was then
iu t,0 ccd, and other representatives of
' lb(j prp8jltl,cw 0f the projected movement
and programme to bo pursued by Gcu
McClellan, Tbo samo was true ol the
Seven Hays' I'droot and tho sanguinary
cngag. ment3 nt South Mountain, Autie
turn, I''redcricksburg,and Chanoellorsvillc.
When it becomes evidont that a move
mcut is to bo made, tho correspondent of
COUNTY, PENN' A,,
aoh of iho papers meet at somo designa
ted placo, and a plan ol operations is do
rided upon, which assigns oro to the cav
alry, a second to tho right wing of tho
army, a third to the centre, a fourth to
tho left, and so on, while tho mot culti
vated writer ol the number is allotted the
duty ol'reeiviug thu varous accounts aud
uniting them into one. ArraugmenU com- I
plcted, they depart liko so many officers
from a council of war. At the close of tho '
days' fighting they again ajjclnblc, and ,
each writing a rough sketch ot what bo
saw, it is handed to ouo of their number
previously designated, who starts iinino
diately for Jv'ew York.
CAUItVINa TltC NEWS TO NEW YOHK.
Now .,, U.n ImriUt ife. that of ,
outstripping competitors and first reaching !
Nt w York with tho new. So great is,
tho rivalry that every nerve is strained i
and no regard had to expense i in two or I
.. . . ... . ..
tureo in.ianees extra trains consisting ot
a engine and car have been run to Phil-
adelphia. The correspondent of the Trib-
uue, who furnished thu admirable repot t
f ,U hmiln f Ant.i0t,... .mllnmuJ thin.
unle.-., alter the close or the conflict, to tho
ncarsst railway-station. Ho then rode and
wrotc a ;ht auj rGa.cbinr tho citv. fin-
tin int,Pr nun nf dm 'icttor in tlm
office whilo thu first was sot up. The
co' rier who conveyed -tho Sr6t news of
tho battle of Cutynburg to the Times rode
John Gilpin ttylu for sixty miles, leaving
all his competitors lur in tho rear. I
frequently happeus that no preconcerted
plan has been followed ; when this is the
c i two or moro eorre-j ondents ol the
same paper sometime find themselves on
thi r;n ) tu New York with details of iho
Various ere the shifts resorted to for
"getting ahead " On the morning follow
ing the firs-t battle of Fredericksburg, ihc
correspondents arrived at.Acquia Creek
to find that General Hurmido hud given
orders that no member of tho press or
news of uny kind couoeiniug tliu combat
should bo permitted to go to Washington.
Hero, was a dilemma which would have
b.ifllod any ouo but a corru-poiidsut. 13ut
one oi thrm, uot to he out-gcneraled iu
this uiauner, cooly walked on board of a
transpo.t which was soon to leave the
wharf, and assuming an official air got off.
No tooiicr was he on board than his rivals
missed him, und informed tho officials that
ho had taken passage on tho vessel. But
they searched in vain for him, and the
Tribune published the first full recount of
the conflict Tho Times was enalloJ to
publish a lull report oUhc battle ot ijhau-
cellor.-villu a day iu advance of all its con -
tompories, through the enterprise ot its
corresponded in chartering a tug at Aquai
Creek, which conveyed uim to Washing-
tou iu time for the morning thronglitrain.
When Burusido occupied Lrcderick, in
S pteiuber, IS(W, a strong picket line was
posted betweeti that placo aud Baltimoie.
. 1 .... i 11 ... I.I !f T .!.
corlCaP011 ILUt I.01 11,!ral") !I 1 m,s
; take not; succeeded in first getting away
' with the news. He was, howcver.brouKht
lo a halt by the pickets, and acco.-ling, as
hi supposed, the provost marshal, reques-
, tod a pass. The person thus solicited, on
learning his business, replied tliut ho could
: not furnish a pas but would give him a
note to the provost-marshal at K licott'b
Mills, who would do so
lie received the
j sealed Lillet with a low bow, aud
hours afttruaids presented it at Kllicott's
Mills. Imagiuc his surprise on immed
iately being oideiod uudor arrest. The
note was signed by Timothy Jones, and
read somewhat a follows ; "The bearer
represents himself as a reporter. From
certain 6Upieious circumstances, I am
j slrougly ol the opinion that he is nothing
but a Baltimore secessionist and spy. I
think it would be well enough to dutaiu
him until he can satisfactorily identify ' rak, wcro supplied with equipage, eto.,
himself." Hu was detained , aud 'Timothy anJ i,cia strictly accountable for every lino
Joues,' was was a rival correspondent, written.
proceeded on with his despatches to Bal-; ifiioo in authority at the capital, in
timore. Au uttiuhe of the satno papor ' 6toud of pursuing a similar course, have
was4Out-gcueraledby a similar piece of ' mado no pr0TkJ,n whatever Jor corres
strategy on ihe Peniusula. It waa at a 1 noudQllt3 .each ono being left to shift for
time whon Gen. McClellan, anxious to
learn all he could concerning tho enemy,
gavo orders .'or all copios of Southern
papers to be urought to him, Mr. ,
succeeded 1,1 obtaining a copy of tho
"Uiehiuoiid Examiuer, containing valua
ble informal ion, and was riding rapidly
to thu Wliii-i House to forward it to Now
York, when hu was arrested by a squad
of cavalry uid placed uudcr guard. A
competitor had informed Gen. McClellan
of his liavit tho papor.
HISliS 11U.N 11 V A II MY COHUUSrO.NDE.NTS.
Thoroug'i correspoudentanced nooessa
rily run bu litllo risk, ouriosity and ex
citanirut aiieudiDj uu engagement genor-
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1864.
ally carry them to thu front. They arc
always furo to bo on hand wherever thoro
is any fighting going on. The first sol
dier wounded on ilia left at tho battle af
Fredericksburg was hit by a minic-ball,
fired at a Times correfpondent, who was
far in advance of the lino of battle, study
ing tho topography of the coining fitdd of
strife Among tho very first wounded in
the centro was a Herald attache. A 'Jimrs
man c!argod with Col. Mo Vicar's cavalry
regiment at Ohanccllorsvillc, and shot two
rebels dead with tho borrowed weapon lie
carried. Oua of his atsociates was after-
warils wounded at tho cavalry engage-
mnntnni.r H.uuU tfnr.l .,...1 nnnin U, l.i. !
, ,, .., 1.1r.o.l
horsus head taken completely off at Get-
tysburg by a solid shot. Two correspon
' cn.t9 b ,,"',t ,,f muo'1 excrt,on' .mado
lr ' ""pcrs berry, when it wa,
beIeaUOreJ 0D a11 mJi!S' 0do C5caPed
lhrouSh l,c liD0S at nWnt,nna
couveved to Fredeiick the first intelliDonco
. " , f . . t,,,".,,..!
' Z T' i
"l"'t'1" ui ut.H.ut5 u.aUJ
,rivatc tCCrttary. aud bfing-poroled in
hat capacity. I wo reprc.entalivos of tho
Tiilmne. o.m of tl.,. Ihrall. nnd ouo 0f .
Wo,ld. dntnrminp.d nn rnnnhin Grant's 1
army ai uraua uuit, aticmptcu to run uic ,
Vicksburg battories. Th? vessel was des
troyed and all takeu prisoners. Nutncr
ous other examples might be cited, but
these arc sufficient to prove the falsity of',
tbo statemeut frequently mads, that tho
war chroniclers write their despatches from
COMMAMIIXO 043NEKAI.S ANU THE l'UESj.
General McClelluii gavo but little hea''
to correspondents, as.umiu lhat thoy
Were pos-essed of suffieient di crotion and
patriotism to relraiu Iroui publishing news
of an iijarious character. Thoy were,
however, subject to certain restrictions
from the War Dcpaittncnt. Pope was at
first very friendly to tho press, tendering
to some of its representatives the hospital
ities of his quarters. Hu Irequantly read j
over their dc-patobcs before they were sent
off. But he alterwaids took offense, aud
summarily ordered them all from bis lines,
Hurnsidu treated them with tho utmost cor -
diality,and won their highest regard and
esteem by his manly course. Hooker af
tcr having been promoted to tho supreme j
command more through their influence
than all others combined, at onco turned
J Up0n them. The same was true of his chief
of staff. Between them they rendered thu
position of a correspondent such that ouo
could not very well retain it without corn-
promising his self rcipect. To criticise
either Hooker or Butterlield's opperatious
I wa9 to sign one's pass to tho quartcruias -
; v' department at 3ix mouths' hard labor.
r wa3 for tbis reason that the couutry has'
nevor comprehended how deplorable was!
' thc management and failure at Chan-
! cellorsvillo, and how narrow was the os-
. , , i (i.,st..net;Qn.
I Tue correspondents were hold in lorroroa,1
and diJ not daro to niake known tho faots
I iu lhe casijt Que who had the courage to
' ,,,,1,1; j, M .,.,,..,,. nf ,i, inca
1 , ffni huBlcl, lor j up aD(1 nlho'lo the brilliant ball room bells.was loung-
, arulV( bul fortunatcly for llim,clf could not ing on a sofa. Jenny, in a neat morning
' bo fouuJi V,aM )ursllfcd much tho same 1 dress, with a largo gingham apron, und
C()ursu tou.arj tUcni in tho West that Mc-' hair smoothly brushed into a pretty knot,
(Jlellau did in the E.ut. Sheinian has
followed Pope's examplo,aud Grant Bum
sido's whilo Koscucraas tundJrcd them
every courtesy, frequently making thui
his eompuiiions in tho tent and at the ta
ble. That much harm has been dono by thu
pl.eruatur(, pubicutiou of plans and other
- fjotJ ja uD(lucstiouabiy ,PU0 . but s0 ioug
' ag l(0 Wnsh5n , auturi,ics maintain
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comm t0 bo lbt) oasu. In ,ho Crl.
mean war the correspondents accompany- 1
ing the allied armies had an acknowledged
I himself, to write what ho chooses, and in
' short to do what hu pleases, Tha natural
I rosult has been au irregularity aud irro
! sponsibility iu unity correspondence. The
' people aro entitled to and will have the
news; but they demaud only such as is
j ligiliuiatc,and not detrimental tu the causo
If they aro furnished with more than this
u is because tho War Department permits
it to appear.
C-35T Though much reading and conver
sation may furnish us with many ideai uf
men and things iu tho world, yot it is our
own meditations that must form our judgments
How Godfrey Ohoso His Wife.
'Godfrey, old boy,'1 said Henry Clay
ton, as ho tilted back his chair, and put
his feet on tho mantlc-picoe, "when is the
wedding to be ?"
"Miss Laura Somen, or Jenny, which
''I don't know, I'm sure."
"Now don't be mystcriou3,Godlrey, you
arc a constant visitor, and all our sex is
"'"B "vounuc U.a.uU
jou havo not selected one of the sisters."
' ..... .
I llntr iln vnn l;nrw thnt. riMinr nr Ihoin
will have mo !''
"Uou't bo absurd, old boy. Come, be
frank, which is the favority sister V
"Well, frankly then, I have visited the
family for several months, as you know
but 1 cannot decide. Laura is certainly
tho handsomest with her flashing black
eyes and queenly manner ; but Jenny
seems, although thu youngest, to be thu
i i i .i'i.!.-.
most womamy anu use.ui oi mo iwo-
1 cannot be euro of that. My entrance is
the signal for cordial welcom and Bmilts,
and lot mo call at what hour I will, they
aro always drossed, aud apparently disen
gaged. To be sure, I always in the morn-
Dg bavc t0 wail bcforo Laura is v,;iWo-"
Pop In unexpectedly, and notico the
' internal economy.' '
"How can I V A card at the door wil
, put tho lady ou her guard.or even tho no-
' tico of a getitleuir-n visitor.'
; "Go there in disguise. As a washcr-
! woman for instance."
I "Good 1 I will.
"Go there as a washerwoman I" cried
"Not exactly ; but I will obtain admit
tance to a morning's privacy."
"Well, let mo know the result."
Laura and Jeuuy were tho children of a
' widower, who although in moderate cir-
cumstances. moved in fashionablo society
i At ihe end of my short sketch ho was
1 about to sunnlv the lamented Mrs. Sum-
iicib' place, after nearly ten years' morn
ing, and, although a kind aud indulgent
parent, had no objection to his daughters'
niariiige, a'ud, indeed, h id told them so.
Laura, whoje high spirit resented the
probably supremacy of a step mother, had
alrsady selected Godfrey Horton aa her
husband: and Jenny, who was younger
and gentler in spirits, had tried to con-
, quer a carefully conceived preference for
! tho same person. All his attentions were
1 ascribed -by her as a brotherly regard,
I though every act of kindness and courtesy
touched her lo the very heart.
It was the morning after a large bull,
i and the sisters were in tho breakfast room
together. Laura, her glossy black hair
i brushed nei-liiiuutlv off her face, with tho
louch, tumbled braids of last evenings
coiffure gathered loesley in a oomb, wear-
ing a soiled wrapper, torn stockings, and
1 nresentinn- riithnr an ularmiiw contrast
1 was washing thu breakfast dishes.'
"There is au old man at tho door, with
some artificial flowers," said the servaut, tou:id spcoulatton. One was, ' Why God
opening the diniug room door, "will you fry Horton proposed to Jenny, instead of
fce0 I,!,,, 1 ' , herself!' Tho other, 'I wondei why tho
No,' said Jenny.
"Yes," cried Laura, "send him up."
The servant descended to oboy the latvt
In a few moments the old man oa.no in.
He was poorly clad, with a coarse bluo
e'oak, which was much too largo for him'
UU hair was white, and ho wore a board
. ' ,
aud moustache of tho sauio snowy hue.
Making a low bow, he placed the large
basket upou a table and opened it.
'1 havo a bunch ol blue floweis here,'
aid he.taking them Irom the basket, 'that
will just suit your golden hair, Miss,' and
held them up to Jenuv.
"It was my sister who wished to look at
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your flowers," said she, quietly
'Yes, bring them hero" was Laura's
The old man's eyes followed Jenny, as
sho washed, wiped, aud put away the dish
es, swept tho room and ducted il.aud then
sat down bcsldo Laura, who was still look
ing over the basket.
"See, Jenny, this scarlet buuoh, Will
it not bo lovely, with a lew dark leaves,to
woar with my new silk 1"
"Hut you cannot afford it, just now,"
''Yes I can. Father gavo mo some,
"To pay tho last dry goods bill.''
"Well, I can haTO that carried to tny
"Oh 1 Lauta, I hate to hear you talk bo
of that private account. It seems eo much
liko cheating father."
"Nnnscnso 1 it will stand till I get mar
ried, thon I ban easily saro it out of my
"I shouldu't wish to marry in debt,'
Tho pcdlcr looked at tho sisters.
"You had better tako this bluo lunch,
Miss," said ho to Jenny. "If it alnt con
venient to pay for it now, I will call
"No, I shallnot take them."
"They aro verj becoming JIi. Look
in tho glass."
"I wish my hair was light,"eaid Laura,
"I'd liko to woar blue. Godfrey Hortoti
said last night, that forget-mo nots wcro
his favorite flowers."!
Jenny colored, and placing tha bunolt
agaiu in tho basket, said, "Come, Laura,
decido. You are keeping one waiting, timo
is probably valuable," and,'then passing a
chair, she added, "Bo seated, sir, yon
must bo tired.
"1 am tired, indeed, waa the reply.
"I will take that scarlet bunch, and
thoso red camclias,and this white cluster,1'
''But, sister, you can't afford it."
'Yes I can. Godfrey Horton is rioh.'
Tho old man bit his lip
'Think,' oaid Jenny, in an' undertona,
'if you lovo him , how much it will grieva
hiin, if ho should discover this deceit.'
'Nousonse I Well I'll tell you how tu
remedy it. Lond mo some monoy out of
the housekeeping funds V
'Laura I steal from father.
'There don't preach.'
'Miss Jenny,' said a servant, entering &
that moment,' the dinner has oomo.'
Jenny left the room, and Laura etill
turned over the gay flowers, whilo the old
man -pointed out their variour beauties, ho
in the meantime, was running over tho
disordered hair, shabby dress, and lazy
position, while he mentally contrasted thera
, w'tb Jenney's neat attire.
'Not decided yet V said Jenny, return
ing after a short absenso.
'No. Come hero.'
'I can't. Father has sent horns a calfa
head and I am afraid to trust it with
Margaret ! I must superintend tho dinner,
inako a pudding, and tho parlors must bo
dusted, and thoro is my whito juull to ba
'lieforu Id bo the drudgo that you aro
'Drudgo! nonsense 1 I havo time for
enjoyment, and father cannot havo a cotn
fortablo houso if some one docs not bU-
' periutend ibose things. Whon I marry,
Jou may do ll 8ll laughed merrily.
'As il 1 should not marry first ' said
Laura. -There,! have chosen all I want.'
' 'S1'a'l 1 ca" aBain 'or the change V said
- 1 1 T .1. It I. I .
mo pcuisr. i auau ue nappy to put tho
Mimes Somers on my list of customers.'
'Yes, call again' said Laura.
! So the pedler took up the basket, and
walked homo, threw as.de his wig. beard,
Mguwe and wrote an avowal of his
baD(1 atd l-art to Miss Jenny Soinera,
, which was accepted
. aura isomers had two sources of pro-
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uiu uiuu uuvui uaiivu iu uu pam iur taoso
exquisite flowers V
toy Gen. Grant telegraphed to Old
Abe, congratulating him udou his re
election. We havon't seen old Abo's rc-
'sponso, but we presume it will bo in the
' following stylo j "Mr. Grant, I am very
' "'"'fV r TV JU M",,Mt .ln
my success, but I feel very horry that
, your BUC0U,S lja3 ot beou of uoh a obar
1 actor that I can return the compliment."
j This would, indeed, be a good joke I
", " "
, 1 Waah.ngtou correspondent of
' 10 ays that the War
I Pa"'cnt w.l recommend Congre.a to
" , ","w"
clause allowing drafted men to furnish
substitutes, and also tho ono requiring tha
fifty daya notice of a draft. He says that
so soon us these changes: are effected a
heavy draft is contemplated to open tho
spring campaign with crushing force.
Jvav Puhusued. Mrs. Henry Wood's
Now Copyright Novel, "Oswuld Llray."
We havo no doubt that this work Is ex
cellent ; all of Mrs. Wood's works are,
No ono sur passes her in this oouutry or
Europe Tho work is just being publish
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