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I STAR OF THE NORTH
. fCBLISUBO ETKST WEDNBSDATBI
jOfnca-pn Bain St., Sril Sparc below Kar&ct,
K . TEKMS: Two Dollars pr annum if puul
withi j six mouths Iroin liia time of subncri
binjjr two dollars and lifiy cents jf not paid
'- wiiLia thfe year." ' No 8ubscripiioa taken, for
a Ias period than six mojuhs; no discon
. tinurlce periniued until all arrearages are
- paid, unless at the option of the editor.
IKaierm, of adve'tiing will be as follows :
X)ae square, twelvia lines, three times, ; f l 00
' Krery subsequent ir.ertidn, . 25
One square, three moniha, . . . . . . 3 00
'One year, . . v .- . ....... . . 8 oo
: VIZ LIST aiJI'AT DElOu'RTt
Tia.lhe lst njn ar Deuafort,
Left siuin alooe, ... i
" All his valient companions . r
. Had uvam6osad",and gone
No-seceslt of bis kindred t
, To comfort is nigh, ' '
"Attd tis liquor's eipebded . s
The totile is dry i -
f,Ue?Il not leave thee, thou lone one,
-Or harshly condemn
" ' Since your friend have all "1111160',"
r - You can't ;. p with them ;
And itJe no joking' matter - " '
" , To sleep .with the dead,
So we'll lake you back with na
"Jim, lift up your head !
' lie mattered 80fnevord ' "
. . , As they bore him awayr
And the breeze thus repeated
: ' The worda hertiid say : . "
.. ."When the liquor's ail out, "
' And your friends they hare flown,
t Oh ! who would inhabit -This
Beautort alone ? 1
.OUR AR31Y COUUESPOX&EXCE.
. ; Xamp Pivponl, Va,J)ec. 21, 1S61.
' Mr. Ecrroat Yesterday we had a spirited
engagement of three hours Early in the
morning this Brigade the third the first
-Pen a a. Regiment, and Captain Ea?lon's Bat
tery,-started on a foraging expedition. The
- wagons, numbering one hundred, were in
.advance 'of the Brigade. In this order we
'marched along, nothing worthy of note
transpiring until we reached the vicinity of
Drainsville. Here a portion of the first
! Regiment who we're doPloyed as skirmish
ers bn cur extreme left, were fired on and
driven in. At this juncture the enemy, nn -.masked
a battery that was concealed in a
wood touih of o. : They opened fire on our
artillery men wbo were busiiy engaqed in
.planting their pieces on a ri.in? ' piece of
"ground. "During this time thts infantry were
forming in line of battle 'on the pike. But
one ; shot done execution, that passing
"ihrocgh'tbe ninth rejiment, killing two men.
Their tiring waa trikl and irregular, their
shell burning high in the air. By tins time
our battery commenced" "barking'' at a fear-
Tul ra'te.. The gunners were cool and delib
erate, aing thsir gnns with precision, and
-cent their shot and shell-crashing through
"the enerav. The escond and third shots j-
:de8troyed , their aiagj.zine, -and" the ninth
atid tenth ilaned their guns. The infantry,
fier giving three cheers, marched forward i
nd'soon reached tie wood. We had ad-
anced but a short distance when thsy sa- !
loted us vith a voMey of mcsketry, killing j
"but few'aa they bot too high.. Tbe oalute ;
war promptly returned. - It was a warm
.one,butto all appearances-was received;
with " much dissatisfaction. They limned i -
'atefy decided '"discretion the better part of ;
Talar,r.,and turned their backs to the frre. !
They were persoed by our brave boys, and
few of fha' panie- tfficken 'seeesh joined
their -.- t,-'T ' - ' "
. Again they rall'red, and volley after cl!ey '
was fired at our ranks. T'he bullets ; fle.v J
thick and fast, reminding one of the "on-
certainty of life" and making muiic that j
fw can appreciate. Again tLey wre re- (
; "pulsed with great loss, when. they, hitched '
to thejr candbu and comraenced a jrecipi- .
lated i retieat,; towards Centrevi'Ie.1 Some
parf9t)f the ba:tl9 ground were literacy cov-:
ered with dead- rebel. I counted as high f
as twelra together. , : !
There uniform, or rather-clothe, for !
, there -was' no ti'njforrnity about their dress
were of diFerent color, ami .'texture. The
majority wore ''liusey. woolsey". or ''but-j
teraut brown" as the boys call it." In their1
reTreat tbey threw away overcoats, car! ridge
boxes,' ' canteens, haversacks, filled with
good biscuits, (for I tasted them,) muskets,
&C, in fact every thing that -would lighten
lheir load. The road leading to Cenirevil'.e
was for a short distance blocked, up w'nh
gun carriages, men and dead horse. .They
left all their aramunit'on beairjd. ;
The enemy bad at least - five thcusvid
engaged. Their Brigade of Infantry was
composed of South Carofinia, Georgia, and
"Kentucky troop , Our number actually en
gaged was but three thousand. -
Uurloss is as follows First Regiment,
three killed nd twelve wounded; Ninth,
two killed and twenty woundedjSixib, three
killed and twelre wounded. ; The enemy
had at; least seventy-five killed and a great
many wounded, many of which (the wound
ed) were left behind.
Among the killed in the Sixth; Regiment
wasSamaelC. Walter, a member of t?ar
Company, the "Iroa - Guards.". The ball
' catered his chin end came out' at -the tack
cf his neck., He (ell at the.head of bis com
pany a brave and true soldier. We miss
7. r - - - : :?'!:"; ' '.-
Oar gallaat llule Captain "is the -'right
raaa in the right place." He is composed
in time 61 danger und equal to the laek.
- Hilicscfall kinds are plenty in Camp,
gome are'.jsromecading" around .camp "with
' 'ecceah" overcoats. I was fortunate enough
4. . Tii.
C. S. IIiFt -3.
Camp Pierpont, Va. Dec. 22, 1861.
Mh Editor: Yours of the 5ih came to
hand on Monday evening, the 16th infet,;
emce then I have not had time to answer
your letter nor acknowledge the recepil of
those boots. They are good ones and fit
Well, Sir. Editor, we have at last receiv
ed what we. the boys of the sixth, have to
long been wishing for.i. e to smellsecesh"
gunpowder. We smelt it too pretty icaimlu
for nearly two hours, after which the rebels
were completely, routed with a pretty heavy
loss of life on their side.
( On Friday mornin? last, just before day
light, our Brigade was. ordered to advance
in the direction of Drainevil!e, for the pur
pose of obtaining a lot of forage known to
be in the hands of the secessionists in tht
section. This Brigade consisted of the Sixth,
Ninth, Tenth and'Twelfth Penna. Reserve
Regiments, besides the "Bucktail Rifle"
Regiment and Easton's Battery, composed
of four gun?. 'After marching some six or
eight miles from our Camp, in the direction
of the above place, the Sixth and Tenth Re
giments threw out a line of skirmishers con
sisling of two companies from eah Regi
ment, which proceeded the advancing col
umn. In onr Reg't , (the Sixth) Companies
A and K. were detailed as skirmishers, as
we are the two flanking Companies; and
just before arriving at Drainsville, we were
fired upon by the rebels and driven in when
we reported fiat a large number of the ene
my were in the woods, in the direction of
Leesburg. Our Regiments formed a line of
bat'.le in short order for the purpose of en
gaging them, but the enemy fell bsck in
another position as we advanced, and open
ed fire on us with their battery of six pieces
in the woods, protected by six Regiments
of Infantry, (two South Carolina, two Ken
tucky, and two Alabama Regiments.)
Ihe only :nd.cations we had ol their pres.
ence were the rattling of shell around our
heads. There was some time ensued be-
for? our pieces were stationed in the right
portion, and the enemy s whereabouts cor-
rect.y ascertained. As soon as the first
k""' 'e or, mem, our men sent
up t'ree as henrty cheers as ever came lrorn
the throats of that many men. Socn after,
ihe 'Bucktails" and the Ninth made a
charge in the woods in the diraction of the
enemy The "Bucktails" did t'ood execu-
uc 4ru. iiic cixin toiiowed up
the charge, (having uo command at all) as
far asths woods, wheu the Ninth fird a
volley aid retreated in our rear ordering us
lo retreat We did nor obey their command,
but komeof the "Iron Gnards'Wued round
and repeaed "Bull Run ! ' at them, after
Ilnil III Ka 'II C"!.i 1 II I
uicu vniaue a cnarge on the rebels and
compelledihem to retreat
in dvuUe quick
After therott'crr.Ty Ninth rallied behind
us, we werein advance during the whoie of
the battle, aid' in several occasions vere
mini wired or lour rods ot tne enemy,
giving them hoi and kas'y pursuit. The
Sixth and "Bicktails" did the principal part
of the fightingbut it yet remains to be seen
... . . L. 7 a ! - C
whether we wl receive the proper credit.
We are justly aid kowrubly entitled to the !
The rebel losswas about 150 killed, with
a large number wounded. On our side 9
were kihed and o wounded. Four
killed in our Regtrie-it and 10 wounded
ine iron ouarui '.ost one man, bamuel i of recording something about the tighty
C Waller. none.vere vvnniuip.l ThU -n !;.... n, u vr ...i .. :n . , .. ..L r
a miracle, as we vere in the hottest of the
engagement. The -Iron Guards" were ton
timiaiiy in the advace, with our brave and
nohle Captain at ourhead, leading us on to
victory at a rapid ra;;.
It was quite langhble for ns to hear the
"secesh" pills buzzir? past our ears They
faug beautiful hymr-, but the meter was
very poor. We had ul one field officer,
the Adjutant, Col. Ric'etts, being unable to
be with us, on accoun of his not havin
fully recovered from th disease with which '
t i m i - . i
he bas been afflicted or several months
past. Ihe several Capons of the Regi- 1
merit led their respectivtcompanies on in
jood order. The Sixth fught bravely, and
ve are anxioas to. go fnt another like en
gagernent. Yours truly,
amp Curtin, llarrhbui. Dec. 8, 1861.
; Fkid Will: We are iill undergoing
the safte monotonous roun of every-d3y
camp dtty, but with a god prospect of
60on setng active service. The weather
thus far been most spladid ; y et we
now havd. change, giving uin taste ol ihe
wintery bKts. The health oihis Carrp is
YesterdayW boys receivedqnite a lit
erary treat ; hejnT nothinir rnv-H nor less
than the delivn of ,ftaforri 'ri:Vfl."i
and clearly de,d-udjre bv Mc.
iwas. "I he Loyon limes
or. the "great
" In his rmarks he
" w . .. . i
ceau some raiuer fc, 0ll Eng,5gh
cousins, but still ms pointed fttlhe Jea.
dersand movers of iLh.!i;n, itir ti
most onmercHuny uw OQt hiSdeT
upon the heads of thosV flhern J
" - "s as mth:for
tbe.Somh.by the.r outcry
they were taking to irJorni rebethat
tUey have sympathisers in 'jA if
they. had actaaUy token up iftfCj
Constitution. .His rernarkserX ,j
and received by the a6sertbled
with thunoers of applause - j ..
At 3 o'clock the drums eat the a.
and our Reiriment was oorr in ruriit
What was about to transpire we kuefT
. - i I K
vet we goon focad that
2d that our destination l
the Capitol, there to receive our regirr ental
colors. The Regiment formed four deep
I in front oi the Capitol: the Governor soon
appeared, bearing in his hand a eplmdiJ
siik flaa with thirty fo
j - e "
thereon, and the thirteen stripe e floating to
the evening breeze. The Governor made
a most telling and patriotic speech to the
officers and men. of the Regiment. He ad
dr2sed the boys in language 'never to be
forgotten. He said : "The Legislatura has
authorized me to present you with this
stand of colors. I nive them to von. thev
t. . , j
are yours, take them and swear thai - you
will etand by them. I need not cautioi you
never to disgrace them, for it is us3less,
knowing the loyal spirit that pervaded anl
animates your hearts. Go forth with them
to battle, and return them to this Cipitol
again, alter peace has spread her white
wings, over this once happy yet now torn
and bleeding country. That banner may
be torn and faded it may be soiled and
marked with blood, yet it will be a Monu
ment of honor" and fame for future fener
ations to gaZe upon, and the names i f the
Eighty-fourth will be hailed with nspect
and delight through the long vista of ti ne."
He :id much more, but the distance I
was from him prevented nie from ca ching
more than now and then a few 6entjnces.
His address to Col. Mukeay was mos: elab
orate. He charged him to look aflur the
comfort of his men with the care of a lar
ther, as he now had a thousand lives 13 look
after, and it were much better that he never
return han to come back with a stigma up
on him. He spoke of the services tbat our
gallant Colonel had already rendered to his
country in the tented field.
The reply of Col Murray I did not hear,
owing to the huzzas of the boys. Bit the
reply of Sergeant Stokes upon receiving the
flag was short, but to the point. He said
! "finv-mor Polo.t an-i nKnar ,K;a fl,
j comes back to Pennsylvania or five feet
eight cf old Stoksey goes under the gr iund."
Afier the flag presentation we mrchtd
j back to Camp, where the Captains of the
j diffierem Companies addressed their men,
and cheer after cheer rent the still ni-ht ail.
We now expect to leave this plr.ee on
Tuesday next. We go to Romney, West
ern Virginia, via Pittsburgh, and from thence
to Winchester, to join Gen. Kelly, who, it is
found, is alnio-t surrounded by the rebels.
, it Ums be the case, some hot work is :ut out
I or us. May but few hearts have to bleed
j over the f-ll of a loved one, but may each
and all hav- a glorious reunion ; anJ may
:hoe now away in to just a caue lead a
long, a happy and a prosperous lifs ; and
.may ;heir decendant throngh long ages to
come revere the names of those who have
thus nobly sacrificed their all lor the sake
of their country which every true patriot
delights to claim as his own.
Col. Lewis' Regiment, (one bundled and
tenth) wid toon lollow us, they te.ng full
and the t-econd in the Brigade. What Penn-
syivanian can . look upon the jjigantio
strides his native State is making in en
deavoring to subdue this rebellion loth by
men and. money. Hail, all hail tl ou glo-
rious old Keystone of the Federal A ch
"Sail on. thou mitfhtv shin of n aie.
' r y r '
Sail on thou Union strong and g eat,"
Happy is tha man who cn say, 'I am a
Pennsylvania.?.'' I must now close hoping
that before long I shall have the ideasure
yi.M,. i. niiiv.ii ui uc iinne vi rmy ci
notice than what I have recently written.
The New York Time, gives the fallowing
description of the proposed new cipitol ol
the rebeis :
The city of Nashville to which Jeff, now
proposes to remove himself, his sitellites,
his secretaries, his bureaux, and lis Con
gress, and where he proposes lo let up a
Government, which will probably, last for
soir,e weeKS yet is ttie capitol ol netsiate
of Tennessee, and is situated on ths Cum
berland river, two hundred miles (f illowing
the windings of ihe stream) above ts junc
tion wiih the Ohio. The city is bu It chief
ly on ihe south side of the river, -on the
slopes and at the foot of a hill risir g about
two hundred feet above the watir. The
city bas (had) a population of about 30.0(M).
Among the other inducements for establish
ing the capitol here was doubtless the fact
of its being a great railroad center, as well
as having river navigation generally all the
year round. There are five railroads radia
ting from Nashville the Tennessee and
Alabama, the Louisville and Nashrille, the
Edgefield and Kentucky, the Nashville and
Cnatsriooga, aud the Nashville an I North
Western. Steamboats ascend f.om the
mouth of the Cumberland to Na?hiille, and
the river is navigable by steamboat of 1500
tons for fifty miles above the ciiy; and by
smaller boats , to the falls, five hundred
miles. Unlike Richmond, Nashville is a
remarkably ''healthy city, owing i i part to
the rocky site on which it is built. As Davis
has shaken with the ague nearly half the
time he has been in Richmond, he will
doubtless be giad of the chance to be cured
ot that miserable disease, by "a cl ange ol
climate and location. ' Nishville ii gener
ally well built, and there are'numrotM im
posing public buildings. One of tie finest
of the former is? ihe new Capitol. -situated
on an eminence 1T0 feet above tire river.
and constructed inside and out of i '" beauti-
ful variety of lossiliferoua limestone. It is
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three stories high,: including the basement
--o ...u.ua n,?u
clnnoo hinh 'inAlmimi. K V . .
fliww"-" pwuco oi
f'utht columns, each fonr fppt it 1 mh in
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COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1, 1862..
diameter, and thirty-three leet five inches
high ; and each of the sides has also a por
tico of six columns A tower rises above
the center of the roof to the hight of 20G feet
from the ground. It has a quadrangular rus
ticated babe, forty-two feet high surmointed
by a circular bell thirty seven feel hihand
twenty-six feet eight inches in diameter,
with eight fluted Corinthian columns, des
ignated from the choragic monument c t Ly
sicrates, at Athens. The dimensio.is of
the whole building are 148 and 23S feet,
and it cost over a million of dollars. It is
approached by four avenues, which rise
lrorn terrace to terrace, by broad marble
steps. The edifice is considered the hand
somest State Capitol in the Union. This is
the building in which the Seceasiorf Con
gress will hold its bessions. It was held
out by the citizens of Nashville as one of!
the principal inducements to remove the !
capiiol to their town. There are many oth
er fine public buildingsa court house, a
peniientiary, theatre, hospital, university,
State bank, etc. At secession . time the ne-
riodical press of the city comprised five
daily newspapers, eight weeklies, and eight
m,M Kiino,:. c .r
papers have pe.ished of late; but in' addi-
tion to them, the late . Louisville Couner
(Secession) is now printed there. The
Nashville rress has lent been the mot
spectable in Tennessee, uotad for modera
tion and solid sense.
The commerce of Nashville has been
yery large, and was carried -on by river .
rail and turnp.ke roads. A great part
of this is, of course, now destroyed
though the fact that it has been made a
auu piuiuD uepoi nas preventea
its falling into as great a dilapidation as
some of the other cities of the State. The
average annual khipments are 30,000 bates
of cotton, 6,000 hogsheads of tobacco, 2,
000,000 bushels Indian corn, 10,000 casks
of bacon, and 25,000 hogs. The neighbor
hood is a famous stock-raising country, and
has a high reputation for blood horses, jack
asses, mutes, rattle, utieep, hogs, and cash-
mere goats. The Southern Methodist Book
Concern, one of the largest book manufac-
lories in the United Su es, here carried on
ns operations, some years ago they got a
large number of "printers from this and oth-
er Northern cities most of whom soon got j other adorned the lid; it also bore the in- ! " liie Kepu'f''can party lrorn what they say
disgusted and returned, and the be.t left j scription. The funeral took place yester- J Uey dfe 'el6 14 Poor estimate. Their priu
before Secession times. The value of tax-j day alternooa, from the boarding eciiool to ' c:e,, what they have leJ lUe country
able property is has been) about 315.000,- which the deceased was attached. The j lu what 'ei' artJ running into them
000. Seven miles from li e ciiy is the Sia'e j only relative present was the Rev. Mr. ' ieIvt''S enough lo satisfy any one. Sun
Lunatic Asylum, where Davis, if he es-j Henon, ot the Bapti-i Church, Broad anJ ltrH democrat.
capes the gallows may y et be glad to find a j Brown Streets, who was not even aw are of I "
refuge under a plea that secession was but the presence of the children of this city! A small foraging party from fr.o Massa-
a ironc oi insanity. Iwelva miles rhhi
from the city, is the "Hermitage," the cel
ebrated residence of Andrew Jackson, which
will constantly remind the Confederate Con
gress of the fact that "The Uuiou must and
shall be preserved."
A letter written from there says : "The
blight of secession has arrested the progress
of Nashville. A walk over the business
portion of the city, a survey of the custom
less appearance of the open and a count of
the closed stores on the public squares in
Market, Cherry, College, Union, and Broad
streets, and of the idle workshops and fac
tories on Water and other streets, reveals
plainly the severity of the blow inflicted
upon the trade and industry of the city by
Ihe severance of the lies that cemented
Tennessee, politically and commercially,
with the North
Nashville will henceforth :
, ' via.-;
burg, or New Orleans or, the road to inevi- j
table ruin,' Among the resident of Nash-
vnle is John Eeil, late Union candidate for
the Presidency of these United States, who
. , ,, ' t
Would (In trnll in raail ewar 1 1 trii l .nli.ii .
would do well to read over to the Con fed
erate Congress some of his speeches ot a
year ago. There was, until lately a largo
Un ion element in the city as in the sur
rounding country, but most of it now ac
quiesce in the existing iifns of political af
fairs. Sneers at 51'CleiIan.
Seward's home organ, the Auburn Ad
vertiser, announces that " the armv of the
Potomac has during ihe last week, made an
advance, of as near as we can 'kuikulate,'
two and a half inches! At this rate of
speed, we have ascertained from very care
ful computation, that it will reach Centre
villesome time in the month of December
in the last y ear of the Millenium." . -
The people must come forward -to the
delence ol M'Cle!lan,Halleck, Sherman.and
other faithful officers to whom is confided
the direction of the army, lest they should
be overcome and be borne down by the
Abolition cohorts who now assail them
with fierce vituperation or charges reflect
ing on their competency. Masked batter
ies are now opened upon them from the
whole gang of editors ia control of ihe radi
cal press. To be sure, the assailants are
now for the most part acting under restraint
very generally doing their work through
the instrumentality of anonymous commu
nications, pamphlets, &c, but if permitted
to pursue their course with impunity, will
soon throw off all disguise and proclaim
openly their revolutionary designs. This
should be stopped peretntonly, unless ' we
are prepared to encounter a worse evil than
has yet come upon us Journal of Com-
There is a man in the west who has mov
ed so often that whenever a covered airon
i! comes near-his., house,- his chickens all
march up and fail on their backs, and cross
their legs ready to be tied add carried to '
the ncx' stopping place. - - ,
A Case of Sympathy.
Some three years since, a gentleman
named Omohundro, a native of Richmond,
Va., cent to this city to be educated two ol
his younger children,' a' brother and sit-ter.
The children were commiiteu to the care
of A. W. Rand, Kq., a friend of the family
who resides in thU city, and who placed
them at hording school under the tutorship
of Miss David, of 15H Poplar f-'.ree;. Here
they remained, and on account of preying
business engagements the father was unable
to visit his olF.-pring. Time wore on, the
breaking out of the Southern rebellion cut
off all communication between parent and
children. Some three weeks cincehe lad,
Silas Omohu'.dro, was taken eeriously ill
with the typhoid fever, and, in spite of the
7 ,- , V- P , '9, ,
f" C, r ? , ?"
of skillful ohvsicians
death was sent to General Wool, at Fortress
Monroe, with the request that ha would
forward it to the father at Richmond.
It is not known whether the message was
received or not, as no reply has yet been
n " la3
returned. The guardian, Mr. Rand, felt
Pm6,d St 'he death 0t h'outhfu!
warJ'anid everi' Pro?er rneans to
P' 'ute Id the deceased. He
Pro.?"reu "ie SemCeS 01 Ml' " U,e
well known undertaker at the corner of 10th
and German Streets, ' who furnished four
coffins, one of which, containing the bo.ly,
was made nf rpilar linuH iriit. coi'.n iTnn
, . . , ........ iiu CUllll. V I
if, n.t of th- nffir,
, showina the face and brast of ,hhnv
j This was placed in a metallic case coffin,
j also having a glass top similar to the first,
: and which was rendered perfectly air tight
in order that the remains might be preserv
ed, in case the father should at any time
succeed in reaching this city. These two
coffins were enclosed in another made of
mahogany, and handsomely covered with
black cloth, and furnished with ailver moul-
I dings, and handles. Upon the lid was a
beautiful silver breastplate, which bore the
i - -
j following inscription: "Silas Omohundro,
j Jr., died December 4th, if 61, at-ed 12 years
j and 6 month.."' The whole of these were
J agaiu enclosed in a red cedar box, held to
, aether with corner r.aiU ar.t f,.,r,.r h.l
i inas. A Conner bNat.nlat Aimi'-.r t.-.
; r,t;i in i.0...t i ,.r.i i
i uiiiii uv uuiim ui iiic ii';a ii ui i.c iu.
The funeral was very largely attended,
which no c'oubt was caused by the peculiar
circumstances of the case. The Rev. Dr.
Morton, of the Episcopal Church, officiated
at the grave. Those present were much
mnrP.1 hv tl, .!.m;, nrn.A;...
interment took place at Laurel Hill
Cemetry, the body being placed in the
vault of Dr. Lewis, who attended the lad
during his sickness. The father cf the de
is a wealthy merchant, dnin
business in Richmond, where ha owns a
large amount of property. Pkifa Prest.
Where is the sphere of woman 1 Where
should the preside ? It is not at home ?
is nnl lhis ihp, nlai- Jokwi-ioiI hu hor 'itjV.r I
shoilIll 5be be lu ,- e social circle as n
j J . 1 W I I A
liriiliat star in the midnight heaven, ?-
,houM she no. be an af;cle of . ,0 Q,h
ers ,0uUUhe not be" the instructor of
i j i.,,,,, ..... ,
.-. , . , , ,
germ ol true greatness witbin t'.ieir bosom ?
-Should she not, like the mother of Wa-h-
ington, teach her child lo revere ihe truth ?
Yes ! 6ure!y this is her sphere. In the
family circle her influence is great ; she is
the best teacher for her Utile band ; she can
best train their minds and upon for them j
the secret spring's of literature, and -cause I
the crystal waters to now. 5he can
them ihe road to heaven ; she can g
their wandering footsteps, so lhey may
falter not, but press on to the mark of their
i high cailing. Such is ihe powerful and
salutary influence which woman can exert,
and for such will be given her a crown cf
glorious immortality. Through lifa eho
may have born many ills yei wheu she
draws near to the end ot life, she wiil feel
that she endeavored to do her duty, of hav
ing faithfully preformed the word of her
creator, and a good account of her staward
ship. Father and Daughter There is no
prettier pit-tare in life than that of a daugh
ter reading to her aged father. The o'd
man, while listening to her silvery notes,
goes back to other times when another sa:
by his side and whispered words ha will
never bear again ; nor does he wish to ; for
in soft evening light, he sees her image
reflected in her child, and, as one by one
gentle emotions steal over him, he veils his
face, and the daughter, thanking him
asleep, goe6 noiselessly in search of other
employment. -Virgin innocence watching
over the cares and little wants of old age,
is a spectacle fit for angels. It is one of
the links between earth and heaven, and
takes from the face of the necessarily hard
and selfish world many of its harshest fea
We should pardon ' something to men of
genius. A delicate organization renders
them keenly susceptible to pairi and' pleas
ure. . And then they idealize every tbing,and
in the moonlight of fancy,even the deformi
STRIVE FOR THE BEST.
'Tis better to give a kindly word.
Thau ever so hard a blow,
To know we have by kindness stirr'd
The niari who was our foe ;
To feel we have a good intent,
AV ha lever he may feI
That gentleness with us is meant
To make the old wounds heal.
'Tis better to give our wealth avay.
Thau let our neighbors want.
To holp them in their needful day,
Whi.e :tmy are weak and gaunt;
A kindly deed brings kindly thought
In hamlet and in city ;
A litt!3 hftlp, we have been taught,
Is worth a world of pity.
'Tis better to work and slave and toil,
Than lie about and rust ;
A. i idle man upon ihe soil
le one ol the very worst.
He cats the bread that others earn,
And lifts his head so high,
As it it was not his concern
How others toiled, or why.
Tis bet er to have an humble heart,'
Living in faith and trust,
To act an ever upward part
Remembering we are dust ;
To let the streams of life run past, .
Beloved and lovingly,
Until we reach in joy at lar
The great eternal gea.
Senator Wilson has introduced a bill for
the abolition of slavery in the District oT Co
lumbia, and nearly every movement of Re
publican memberSjthus iar,iu congress has
tended to abolitionism or emancipation.
The Republican press were in high dudgeon
last spiing, whenever a democrat talked or
intimated that we had in operation an abo
lition Government. They were not aboli
tioniois. Oil no! there was a great differ
ence between the two. Let any man low,
however, read the proceedings of Congress
and he will soon be satisfied that abolition
ism has complete control of everything that
beiongs lo tLe Republican party. It owns
the teated and rolling stock of the whole
concern, and the little country newspaper
gentry that ued to draw such nice dUtinc
tiom without a difference are obliged to
"wigg e into line" and argue that "a nigger
is as good as a white raaa" all "lrorn mili
! lrtr' necessity." He who draw's hlo miiinai.es
chusetts tut, utu!er command cf Lieut
, - - - - . ,
j Candler of company A, recently started out
in que-t of "lo.lder." They were marching
j quietly along when they suddenly came
! tp" a 1Cmn Coa?Ie h nSed in
co"I"on- Tha -diers closed around
lhertl arK- the' wer,J "' pri?oners. Tfie
' man proved to be a young rebel officer,
j who had left his camp to have a ttolen
: interview with his "lady love." The young
lady was terribly frightened, but wassorae
i what consoled by the gallantry of the Lieu-
tenant, who had her immediately forwarued
j to her parent?, while the officer was tem
j to Fort Lafayette.
A hKsm.rrioN was introduced i:: the Ken
tucky llonse ol Representatives, on tha wick:
27th lt, requiring all the able bodied male "In .his deplorable contest, the Ameri
cnien, ol the State, between the ages cf , can prfop,e ,iave ,how an energy and ca
18 nd 45, except miners, U immediately , Paciiy wh ch lhey maJ prouJ oI-aaJ
enroll themselves and form military corn-! if ,;iev would only be content to boast of
pames lor the purpose of expelling ihe -what they have really done, tbey could
Confederate invaJers tram lha Eoil of Ken-j show much lo excite ihe admiration aud
t!!cky- " ihe wonder of the nations. It is very oasy
l0 dufl a. ,ne-jr so;jierSi anj bneer at their
The f.V.lowins remark was maJe by a I crTicers, and ridicule their equipments aud
swell, inspecting through his eye-glass a ! appearance and ' their own idle bragging
very small infant exhibhed to him at the ' a;id vaporing, give tome pretext for the
instance ol its father by its
come, little stwanceaw!
fiueaclivv 0f cawe, A was once a baby :
i mvreit. Uuhtto mikfl w i - Inimhtu
the ideaw cf evi
like a puppy !"'
teen so much
- i -
j done, and then ask yourself wbat other na
My litue bey, riJing home with me one j lion or people ever did as much. Without
evening, brimiul of enthusiasm and fun, ! au army, without arsenals, without military
having evidently "made a good day of it," j experience, ar.d with very few officers de
broke out in this wise, "Oh, Pa! there is ' serving the name, they have brosght into
tuch a nice liitia girl comes to school lit- i the field in a verv few months nearlv h
; tie Kuly D Oil! ch ! she is such
nice little girl ! I tike liille Katy D-
(and looking me full in the face, with a j
slight.'y lowered and an earnest motion of
the head,) I'd marry her pa if 1 knew how."
;i I I , ,, I
A Dutchman relating his troubles fays :
'O io night ven I comes homa I find d e
doors vasht asleep, and all de neighbor's
bunkins was in my hock-patch. I goes
out and takes a hock and breaks it over
every rail's back in te filt, and dey run tur
jur titi! as to de very fence vos alter dem "
If persons who are obliged to take offen
sive medicine, would first take a bit of alum
into the mouth, they could then take the
medicine with as much ease as though it
were so much sugar.
" Marriage," said an unforlunate husband,
"is the church yard of love." " And you
men," replied the not less unhappy wife..
" are the grave-diggers "
An editor says that when he was in pris
on for libelling a Justice of ihe Peace, he
was requested by the Jailor "to give the
prison a puff."
Morose tnen are undelighled amidst all
delight, joyless amidst all enjoyment, stale-
Two Dollars per Annum.
The Heroes that have Died.
The papers have done their full share
toward handing Gen. Baker down to fame.
It is well that they should do so, he was
worthy, and his name and his fame will be
cherished and remembered in future time.
So has it been with Ellsworth, Winthrop, and
so wiih the noble Gen. Lyon. They : fcava
been the subject of frequent and well deserve-!
panegyric and eulogy. The nation
has felt their loss and mourned over their
death, even though in dying, they became
doubly famous. 'WeJ "would ;not have 'it
otherwiseand would not detract one iota
from the merit, gallantry, or nobleness of
either of them. Would to God they were
living to-dy,to lake part in thgreat strug
gle which must stillgo on though they have
But while remembering and cherishing
the noted ones who have y ielded all upon
the altar of iheir country.and yet bequeath
ed a legacy of honor to their posterity, we
would not forget the nnnoted brave, who
have died and made no sign. Jost as noble
just as brave, in all ihe elements of true
manly nobility and heroic bravery, as Gen.
Bits,-, f-:i out of the ranks of common sol
diers at Ball' Bluff.and died for their coun
try. The blood that thy fched. the hW
that they gava, the sacrifice that they made,
were just as noble, precious and priceless
as his. Yet they are among the uuuoted
and unrecorded brave.
So of Big Bethel, so of Wilson's Creek, eb
of Bull Run, and wherever lives have been
lost and blood has beeu shed. The same
noble purpose, the barhe patriotic sacrifice
was made by the common soldier as by the
famous to whom we have referred. What
tongue bhall tell and what pen record, the
heroism heroism in its highest set.se
which has been displayed in Western Vir
ginia, on weary march, in dismal camp, bh
lonely guard, in battle, or i i hospital, by a
multitude of brave men who left all the
treasures of home aud affeclion.and rounded
their days' by the noble sacrifice of their
dear and precious lives? To ihe world
they are ah unknown cave as so many
"killed," so many. "dead in hospital," oli
many "pickets shot," but not ty the oiaalier
cucies of which they formed a part Fath
er, mother, sisters, brothers, neighbors, will
guard jurl as jealosy ihe relics they have
leil and their memory ,as u nation will thosa
o: Biker and Lyon,
But let them uli be trea-ured by :hs great
popular heart a. ike entnied lo honor aud
fame. L Baker or Lyon were ioiportaui to
the nation, if their loss wa a calamity, to
the country, yet, as far as they were each
concerned, they gave no more lhau each
mau of the rank and file who has died.
They only gave tLeir lives, and could do no
more. So iheir brave men did also, and
had they possessed a Baker's geuius or u
Lyoa's military ability, they would just U4
readily have made the sacrifice. Alike no
ble, alike brave, ulike worthy of a nation's
tears, the humblest soldier in the ranks, as
ihe noblest general ia the land. SandusLy
Irifcnle To Oar SolJien.
The following tribute to our own officer's
and soldiers, is given by a British writer
' in the "St. John Freeman," of New Braus-
sneer- and tauuts of those who envy and
hate ihern : but it never was in the. ivuvnr
of any nation, and it never will be to make
soldiers in a monti:, or to pick up officers
at hazzard. Take these whole American
States together, and see wbat they have
million cf men, for the greater part well
armed and enninnJ. TIipv ham imi
mense cavalry, numbering in all perhaDd
nor itian nn hm.,tr.l i,r,..!,,i
their artillery is admiiediy oa a scale of pos
ltiva magnificence, and having to improvise
a commisseriat as well as everything else,
and having vast distances to traverse, those
immense hosts are so well supplied that as
yet no one man has been known to faint
from hunger, indeed iheir food is generally
abundant and of the best quality. And all
these soldiers are volunteers. No conscrip
tion, no slow and dilatory process was nec
essary to raise such armies. That in many
instances tricks and questionable devices'
were resorted to, may not be doubted, bat
in lhis respect they may well challenge com-
parison with the processes of enlistment for
the British army, and lhey may boast tbat
it cost them les effort to raise all these raeu
than it cost England to gel men for her little
army in the Crimea, for which ehe had to
scour Germany, Itaiy sad the United States
Look Oct! When cold the wind blows,
take care of your nose, that it does'nt get
froze, and wrap op your toes in warm wol-
len hose. Tha above, we suppose, men