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BY S. J. BOW.
CLEARFIELD. PA., "WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 18G2.
VOL. 8.--NO: 28.
WHY CAN'T I HAVE A BEAU !
0 dear ! 0 dear ! there's just one thing
I'd truly love to know-- .
Why can t I have like other girls,
A young and handsome beau ?
There's SalKe Jones, and Nattie Smith
And frecH Susie Grow,
A trio like the Ciorgon Maids,
Yet each one has a beau !
f?ut here's poor me, a.s fair a flower
As ever chanced to blow
My winning voice and sweet beguiles
All fail to catch a beau !
I dress as neat and smile as sweet
. As any girl I know.
Yet. as I live, I do believe
, I'll never get a beau !
I'm always found in best attire,
Wherever gents may go.
Yet not one chap in all the lot
Asks we to be my beau !
Confound such men. such silly dolfs
How very dull and low.
To stand and look, to grin and squint
Afraid to be a beau !
Just list to me, ye gawky clowns.
, Now don't you fully know.
That you should be. each one of you,
Some fair young lady's beau ?
Then brush your teeth, and oil your hair,
And let your 'staehios grow,
And turn to be a civil man
A gay and gallant beau !
TJP IN THE AIE.
Some few months back I was called in I am
a surgeon by profession to attend a Senor
Tornados, who, despite his name, was as true
an Englishman, by birth and parentage, as the
parish of Lambeth ever bred and reared. I
t.nind him suffering from extreme debility
and nervousness, brought on by the over
strained tension of the muscles and sinews.
He told me that he was a rope dancer, slack
and tight; a tumbler, stiff and loose; and
many other things which have escaped my
His family consisted of his wife a pale,
sickly woman, somewhat older than himself
and a very handsome little girl. Accustomed
as I was to witness the devotion of women by
a sick bedside, and the irritability of male
patients, the self-sacrifice of Madame Torna
dos, and tho demonstrative gratitude of her
husband for each act ot attention, surprised
me. He was under my care for some months,
and as he recovered, grew talkative and fa
miliar. One evening, as he sat in an easy
chair, propped up by pillows, he favored me
with tho following narrative. I purposely
suppress any professional technicalities and
acrobatic argo, which would be unintelligible
to the orninary reader.
"You see, sir," he began, "my father was a
hawker over in Lambeth. I never knew my
mother, because she died when I was quite
young. 1 don't know how it was I learned
tumbling. The Grst thing I can remember
wis standing on my head by Westminister
Bridge, and a gentleman going by gave me a
.shilling. Now my boy,' the gentleman said,
do that again,' which I did. 'Now,' said he,
spring ." which I did, and came on my feet
again. That gentleman, sir, was the great
Mr. Ducrow. Well, sir, of course, after such
encouragement from such a man, a tumbler I
became. I spared neither pains nor trouble,
and practised till 1 became master of ray art,
and head ot my profession.
About seven years ago I was just twenty
three I first met James Ranford, who was al
so in my line and proposed that we should
work together. I consented, and we tiaelled
about and exhibited at town halls and assem
bly rooms, and large rooms at inns; but we
!id very badly. Kanford had a wife and child,
mj it fell harder on him. I was forced to lend
turn what little I could spare, for I could not
ste a young woman and a little baby go with
out chile I had it, could 1
Well, sir, things got Irom bad to worse and
n.y partner, being a man Of violent temper,
Cook to drink he was always given to that
way and, I am sorry to say, he I'sed to beat
thia.v.-rfe- Sometimes my blood lias boiled,
and I hs-v-i walked away for fear that I should
interlere. However, I used to cheer up the
uissus as well as I could, and nurse the little
girl, and they both grew to like me very much.
One night at a place called Feddlethorpe,
we had no audience at all. We were without
money, and were asking each other what we
should do, when the squire's son and a lot ot
yonng gentlemen came in and asked us to
perform for them, which we did ; and they
gave us a couple of sovereigns, and more than
that asked us to supper at the hotel. After
supper the squire looked at one of our bills
of tne day, and said, 'Hollo !' why I see you
call yourself Messrs. J. Kanford and W. Keer.
No wonder you get no audiences. I suppose
these are your real names ?' We answered
that they were.
Oh, that'll never do," he said. You must
have an alias; you njusn't let the public sup
pose that you are EDglismen. It is contrary
to the rules of professional etiquette. You
nuistmake out that you are foreigners."
Well, at that, all the gentlemen began to
laugh ; but it was settled before we broke up
that night that, lor the future, we were to call
ourselves "The two Foscari the spineless
Siamese of Syria I"
Well, sir, from that moment Kanford and I
began to do well; but I am sorry to say that
our good luck only caused my partner to drink
the harder, and in consequence, to behave
more badly to his wife. His child he certainly
was very loud or, partly, I think, becauso he
had only known her for a short time, for Ran
ford was one of those men who liked, new fa
ces. As soon as he met a stranger he was all
life and spirit, and he would do anything or
anywhere to oblige him ; but when he had
known a man for some time, he didn't care for
him, bat grew cross and contradictory.
At last we got an engagement at a garden
tar London, where there was a grand gala
r,'gU every week, on which a balloon ascended.
I scraped acquaintance with tne aeronaut, and
0De evening I went up with him. The sen
sation was singular. I cannot describe it ; but
liked it very much. The aeronaut showed
"Ee how he managed to steer threugh the air,
WQen to throw out the Band, and how to de
fend. As we were sailing over London, he
id to me :
"You couldn't do the slack rope up hero,
'ojcarl, could you?"
"Why not?" I said ; and as I spoke the
idea flashed upon me what a splendid feature
'o the programme it would be ; "Perilous per
'rmaace of the two Foscari Brothers, who
will go through with their inimitable evolu
tions on a slack wire suspended from a balloon
thousands of yards above the surface of the
earth !" A balloon, I thought, could bear the
weight of two men outside of it. The wire
could be fastened to the sides of the car, and
when at a sufficient height, we could get out
As soon as I reached the ground I went to
Kanford, who first laughed at the notion and
then agreed to it. The proprietor of the gar
den asked us to name our terms. We did so.
He tried to beat us down, but at length con
sented, and we weot up and did it."
I interrupted him by asking if the danger
was not extreme.
"Not a bit," replied my patient. "If I fall
from a wire fifty feet from the ground, the
chances are that I should break my neck ; if I
fell from a height of fifty miles I could do no
more. Then if our feet miss, we have our
hands to hold on by. However, we went up,
and when we had risen a certain distance we
got out of the car and commenced the perfor
mance. It seemed add to me at first, tumbling
and swinging in the air, with the gardens and
me audience, and the houses and the trees
such a depth beneath us; but what struck me
as most curious was when we hung head down
wards, and looked up at the clouds. I used
to feel that the earth could not bo sofardis
taut, for high as we had risen, the sky seemed
as far off from us a ever.
Our performances gave great satisfaction.
and were favorably noticed in the daily and
weekly papers. We were told that the act that
thrilled the audience most, was the one we
performed last before descending. Kanford,
who was a Heavier man than J, hung head
downward, then taking hold of both his hands
with both of mine, I swung by their support
and then by way of climax, I let go my left
hand and hung only by my right. 1 never felt
the least fear. " We knew each other's grip
aud it was ail right.
At first the jvronaut went up with us, hut
after a few times he were able to manage for
ourselves so well that had an accident happened
to one, the other could have gone safely down.
V e were earning a great deal of money but
I noticed that Mrs. Kanford lookod paler and
more careworn every day, and I knew how her
husband was conducting himself by that. She
oiien ioki me mat sne wisneu they were poor
again, as he had been much kinder in those
One night I shall never forget it I was re
tun ing home from the gardens, and as I passed
the door of Ranford's lodgings, little Evelina's
nurse ran out to me and said :
"For heaven's sake, sir, go in. Master and
missus have had a dreadful quarrei, and missus
is a going to kill herself."
I ran into the house. I found the parlor
door open. .Mrs. Kanford was in the room
alone ; her back was towards me, but I could
see her face in the large mirror that stood
over the chimney piece. She had a razor in
her hand, and was about to use it on herself
when she caught the reflection of my face in
the glass. She stopped, turned round, nnd
fell upon the floor in a Gt. I picked up the
razor, put it in my pocket.and placed the poor
woman on a" sofa. Kanford came into the room
half drunk, half mad, and scowled at me like
I expostulated, and tried to reason with
him ; but he only made me jeering replies,
such as, Oh, I understand better than you
think for ;' I'm not a fool ." I have got eyes
and can see !' and so on, and I left the house
with a heavy heart.
Nextday the nurse-gii! told me that Kanford
was jealous, and that he and his wife had quar
reled about me. We ascended that night.
IIo never spoke to nie nor I to him. We
both twirled and tumbled up in the air, with
out exchanging a word !
When we got down I felt inclined to give
him a good thrashing for his unjust suspicions ;
but I kept my temper for the sake of the poor
woman, and so we went on for eight or ten
Our next ascent took place on the gala night
of the United Order of Ancient Toxopholites.
It was a still summer night, without a breath
of wind. We ascended till the gardens, and
the etreets, and the churches lcoited like
Dutch toys, and then got out upon the rope
As I took my seat behind Ranford, I noticed
that be had been drinking more than usual.
He had lately taken to an old way of knitting his
eyes, and smiling with his lips tight pressed
together, and what with knit brows, white
tights, spangled trunks, and the bit of ribbon
round his head, with apaste star in the centre,
he looked as he sat swinging backward afid
forward in the air, more like an evil being
than a man.
We went through our performance, all but
the last trick. As I was swinging from his
two hands, the thought came into my head, if
he should Dot hold on !
As I let go with my left hand, and swung
only by my right, I heard his voice above me.
"Keer," he said, "are-you guilty or not ?"
"I asked what he meant."
"You know," he answered. "Confess that
you have wronged me; speak the truth?
They are your last words ! I have but to loose
my grip, and down you go !"
I tried to seize the disengaged arm, but he
held it above my reach, and put his other in
such a position that I could not catch at it, but
swung entirely at his mercy.
I leaped to reach the rope with my feet, and
so hang. by my heels, but I failed. I shut my
eyes and prayed Heaven to forgive tne. Every
act of rny past life rushed through my brain ;
at the same time 1 was perfectly conscious of
everything about me the blue sky, the quiet
eveuing, the rope, the bottom of the car, and
Ranford's head inverted over me. I thought
what time I should be falling. I knew how
slowly the sand sank from the car, and what a
long time I should be dying ere I reached th
I found strength to speak.
"Ranford," I said, "you are mistaken."
"rou lie!" he answered.
"If you let go my hand you are a murderer.
There will be an inquest."
"I don't care."
"It is known that there was ill-blood be
tween us," I continued. "You may be hanged.
Your wifo will say you were jealous ?"
".f wife cannot give evidence against her hus
band!" I knew the next moment I should be falling
through the air. A spasm shot to my heart.
I fancied I saw the bottom of the car rising
from me. I felt the grasp of bis fingers loosen !
With the strength of desperation, I leaped
np and ctvnht hi wrist with. rny disengaged
hand. I climbed up his body. I knew not
how fill I reached the perch, and thence into
the car, where I lay panting for breath, and
trembling like a hare.
He soon followed me.
"I frightened you.didn't I ?" he said. "You
don't suppose I meant it, do you V
"I made no answer, but prepared for the de
scent. While arranging the cordage our
hands met. 1 could not bear his touch. I
struck him, and knocked him into the bottom
of the car, where he lay growling and swear
ing till we came to the ground.
Next morning I called on the proprietor of
the gardens, and told him all. To my intense
astonishment, he flatly refused to cancel our
engagement, and said our quarrels were
nothing to him ; that an engagement was an
agreement, and business was business; that
the performance drew crowds of visitors, and
he insisted on its continuance. 1 told him
that I would not risk my life again, and he
threatened me with an action for breach of
contract. Shortly after I got an engagement
at Glasgow and left London without either
seeing Kanford or his unfortunate wife and
Two years passed away, during which I
heard but little of my partner. While I was
performing at Manchester, I heard of an old
friend of mine, of the name of Coobie, being
at a circus in a neighboring town. I took the
train and went over to ste him. We dined,
and at seven oVlock we went together to the
circus. Lounging i:ear the entrance I saw
Kanford. He was considerably altered thin
ner, and if possible, more evil-eyed than ever
"1 know that man," I said to Coobie.
"I know you do," my friend replied. "He
calls himself the excelsior, or champion soni
ersauft thrower of the world. He is in the
bills for a somersault to-night."
"lou know sir, that a treble somersault
means standing on a spring board, throwing
your heels up, and turning completely roum
three times in the air before you light upon
your feet. I need not say that it is a verv
difiicult thing to do."
1 said to Coobie ; "it s odd that a man who
drinks so hard should be capal lo ot such a
"His engagement depends on it," was
reply ; "we're full in every other line."
"1 he governor told him that he'd sign arti
cles with him for that, but not lor anything
cise. rn . lie sees you."
1 turned around and saw Ranford walking
quickly irom us. 1 entered the circus; and
was accommodated with a seat in the orches
tra. I could not help thinking of my old
partner, and had a strange nervousness upon
me as if something was about to happen ; but
the feeling wore oil' when Kanford came into
the ring. The audience app lauded loudly, for
ne had thrown a treble somersault twice be
fore, and was a favorite in consequence
"I saw that he was not sober, and 1 noticed
that he had' the same little star upon his fore
head tuat he wore the last time we made an
ascent together. While the crrooms were
altering the position of the spring-board, he
walked up to the orchestra, and, with the old
deviisii smile upon his face, said to me :
"1 ou can't keep away, then, can you ? You
will come !"
Kanford," I whiswered, "you're not vour
self to-night ; take my advice don't throw
the treble !"
"He swore an oath, and then burst into a
lou i laush."
"You wau't me to fail, do you ?" he said
"Fail when you're here ! Hi youp la !"
"He ran up on the spring-board, bowed, and
kissed his hands. The music began. Ho
threw several single somersaults, the a double
one ; then he stopped, and crossed his arms
and looked at me. The audience was very
enthusiustic, and he again repeated the per
formance and stopped again. There was more
plause. J. ben he turned towards mc, smiling
as it he said, Jow and went to work a third
time. He got the spring and over he went
once, twice. My heart rose in mv month, for
saw that he had no room to turn a third time.
His bead came down with a horrible thud a
mong the tan and saw-dust ; and he lay in the
ring, doubled up and dead !"
A surgeon came out of the boxes, who said
that his neck was broken, and that death must
have been instantaneous. I fainted. When
cams to, I saw his body being carried out of
"Well, s:r, 1 was pitched upon to be the
bearer of the sad news to the widow. I'll pass
over that. I was surprised to find that in spite
of his cruel usage, she was still very fond of
him. I kissed the child, who had crown a
fine little girl, and returned to Manchester the
next day, I attended the funeral, of course.
Ranford hardly left a pound behind him. I
gave the widow an address that would al vays
find me, and told her to whenever when if
she wanted that is, whenever she required
'First the poor thing tried to set up a school
for children, but that failed, and knowing that
she must sometimes be pressed I often sent to
her. I don't know how it came about, but,
after a long correspondence and a courtship, I
married her ; and here she comeswith my beef
tea and here comes Evelina , for that's the
very woman, sir,
and that's the very little
girl and a real beauty she is !'
A Large ArrLE. The biggest apple on
record is said by the Stockton (Cai.) drgus,
to have been grown last year near Vancouver,
Clark connty, Washington Territory. It was
of the "Gloria Mundi" spices, measured nine
teen and a half inches in its largest circumfer
ence, and weighed forty five and a half ounces,
or two pounds thirteen and a half ounces.
Sixteen of these apples would make the stand
ard weight of a bushel, forty-five pounds, and
not more than twelve of them would really
go within a bushel measure at once. This is
one of the most extraordinary fruit-growths
yet discovered on the western coast, where
the turnips singly fill a peck measure, and the
pumpkins need to be cut in two before they
can be put into a cart.
AJnew bank is to be started at Mount Joy,
Lancaster co'unty, Pa., under the provisions
of the Free Banking Law of the State. It is
to be called the "Farmers' Bank of Mount
Joy," and to start with a capital of $100,000,
with the privilege of increasing ttfie same to
any amount not exceeding $300,000.
Writing is a good recipe for melancholy. Lu
ther drove the devil awa7 by throwing his ink
stand at him, and an inkstand rujy put the
blue devils to Sight.
AN EVENTFUL YEAR.
One year ago, on the 4th ot March, Abraham
Lincoln entered upon the duties of the
Presidential office, and the dread inheritance.
icn uy james uucnanan, of a Government
almost destroyed, an army and navy filled with
traitors, a treasury nearly bankrupt and a
rebellion fully ripened. The year has been
eventful and exciting beyond any other in our
history. The rebellion has swollen to enormous
proportions, has appeared to threaten the total
destruction of the nation, had its victories, on
which it grew more blatant and pompons, has
reached its culmination, and now, happily, on
the first anniversary of the new Administration,
is shrinking away, chastised and cowed, before
the triumphant advance of t he Federal arois.
Even its chosen chieftain, humbled by the
defeats of his forces, is constrained to confess
that he and his associates have undertaken
more than they can accomplish.
The first year of a rebellion, in a nation that
has so long exulted in its domestic peace and
prosperity, is necessarily a year of immense
trial. The first blows of the civil war were
almost stunning. The monstrous idea of
a rising against a Government like ours was
appalling to the loyal. The first guns fired
upon the honored flag of our nation shocked
every honest heart. The preparations for
resistance, tempered as they had-to be with a
certain forbearance, as towards erring children
who would see their error, were leeble. The
magnitude of the movement against the Union
was not at first comprehended. The fall of
Fort Sumter was needed to stir tip loyal hearts
of the nation, and to open all eyes to the
mighty work that hud to be done. Then came
the hurried call to arms, the hasty organization
of an army, the impatient clamor of the
ignorant for an advance, the precipitate battle
of Bull Run, with its dismal sequel of
rout, panic and disgrace, suffered at the verv
moment of victory. This was the lowest point
to which the American people were ever sunk.
The days of shame and sonow that succeeded
that unaccountable calamity can never be
From that dark period, the cause of the Union
has been rising. A new and a mightier army
nas oeen created an army mightier than any
other on earth. A uavy ha's been created, also,
far surpassing any we have ever had before.
These great arms of defence have begun their
work, and the victories of Hatteras, Fort
Royal, Koanoke.Fort Henry and FortDonelson,
attest the gallantry with which they are
perfuming it. Thanks to them, we are able to
refer to the first anniversary of Mr. Lincoln's
installation with buoyant spirits, confidently
looking forward to the early suppression f
the rebellion and to the restoration of the
Union in greater strength and glory than ever.
Two States w hich the rebel President claims
as belonging to the Southern Confederacy
Missouri and Kentucky are as completely
and securely in the Union as is Pennsylvania.
Tennessee is nearly brought back into tho
fold ; local elections have taken place in some
cf her towns, at which avowedly Union
candidates have been chosen ; the stars and
stripes have been raised at numerous points,
and people havt shouted and wept for joy at
the sight of their glorious folds once more
waving over them. Tennessee may bo regarded
as once more safe for the Union. Arkansas,
Louisiana.Texas, Mississippi, Florida.Virgi nia
and North Carolina, are destined to be brought
back in the same way before a very long time,
and the rebellion, brought to bay at last in
Georgia, Alabama or South Carolina, will
there receive its death wound.
j. u nave iosi so mucn and yet recover so
much in one year, is something for President
Lincoln and his friends to exult over. They
may also exult at the prospect of recovering
all the rebel States before the second anniver
sary of his inauguration arrives. The year of
greatest trial is over. We have had the last
of our serious reverses, and henceforward we
are dustined to have a succession of victories.
We have accustomed ourselves to the idea
that the Union is to bo saved by fighting, and
we await, with less of awful dread than former
ly, the shock of armies meeting. We have
grown inured, also, to tho idea that this war
is to bo paid for at a heavy price : we contem
plate a great national debt as no great national
affliction, and we clamor for Congress to hurry
and tax us, so that we, who are not in the
field, may at least contribute our share of the
expenses ot the war for the Union.
The year through which we have passed.
with all its trials and sorrows, developed traits
in the American peoplo that had been lost
sight cf, in our long course of peace and
prosperity. No purer, loftier or more earnest
patriotism was ever witnessed than that of the
loyal citizens; audit has been especially a
cause of rejoicing, that in the outburst of
this patriotism, party spirit has been forgot
ten, and Democrats, who opposed Mr. Lincoln,
have rallied to the flag as enthusiastically as
Republicans who voted for him. It is the
cause of country, and not that of a party.
that all are engaged in. If there have been
cases of disloyalty among us, they have proved
insignificant and harmless. It there have
been instances of peculations in the huge war
business that has been going on in the country,
they are exceptional, and those that committed
them are treated with a scorn that is a suffi
cient warning to others. Tho people, as a
mass, have been as devoted and true as any
people ever were to any cause. Women and
children have been as faithful as men, and tho
deeds done by them for the sake of the coun
try and its defenders, are as honorable as those
done in the field by the brave men who have
taken up arms. The people have resisted and
spurned the clamor ot politicians and intrig
uers. They have not suffered it to weaken
their faith in the noble young general who has
created the army, has planned the campaign
that has already been made illustrious by nu
merous victories, and is now preparing to
strike the greatest and most decisive blows
with his own hand.
It is cheering to be able to reflect on all
these things on this anniversary, and to gather
from. the reflection new hope and confidence.
t is grateful to the heart, also, to bear testi
mony to the purity, honesty, wisdom and
firmness of the man who was one year ago
raised to the Presidency. Mr. Lincoln's
course has fully proved the wisdom of the
people In choosing him as their chief magis
trate. He bas made what bis friends all
promised, an honest,discreet and conservative
President. Not one of bis predecessors ever
bad a hundredth part of the difficulties that
have surrounded him. He bas borne himself
nobly through them all, and we really believe
that if an election were to take place cow, be
would have a majority far gceater.than that by
which he was elected. He can bein now to
see his way clear through the troubles that
beset him, and we hope to able to congratulate
him, before many months, ou being.the Pres
ident of a restored, a peaceful and a happy
AN INCIDENT OF F0ET D0NELS0N. '
Since this war commenced we have had re
peated instances of the fidelity and heroism of
run-away slaves in the Union cause, and of
the black ingratitude with which they have
been treated by men wearing the American
uniform, but who are traitors to every noble
and just sentiment, leaving humanity out of
the question. We have now two instances,
well authenticated, of the great value contra
bands have been to the federal cause, one of
whom, we are happy to say, did not meet with
the astounding treachery so many have expe
rienced. The first case oecured at Port To
bacco, Md. A slave of a man named Cox
came within Gen. Hooker's lines and gave
valuable information, but was afterwards de
livered up to Cox, who whipped the slave to
death on reaching his home an account of
which has heretofore been publisUed. The
second instance in which a slave gave valuable
information is as follows :
"I will narrate one incident of the siege of
Fort Dwnelson, which has heretofore been un
published, but which depends for its verity
upon the statement of an officer high in rank.
On Saturday night, February 15th, it will be
remembered that Floyd and his biigada escap
ed from the Fort by means of a transport. It
was but a brief time after the great, thief's
abrupt departure that a contraband belonging
to oneofFloyd's officers escaped from the rebels
and came within our lines where I.auman's
Brigade was stationed. He brought to Gen.
Grant the news of Floyd's escape, and minute
ly described the manner in which it was ac
complished, and the number of men who had
escaped. His statement was at first doubted,
but subsequent events confirmed the negro's
announcement. The next morning the cr im
son ottered to capitulate, and upon the strength
oi the contraband s announcement, and the
knowledge of its truth. General Grant sent to
General Biickner his demand for an uncondi
tional surrender, and his threat to immediate
ly move upon their works if the demand did
not meet with compliance. The demand was
acknowledged, the garrison, equipments and
stores fell into our hands, and the Stars and
Stripes waved over the shattered walls of
Donelson through the faithfulness of that Af
rican. That negro is now the servant of the
officer who imparted to us the information.
On his way down the river to Cairo, the Roat
struck at a landing to wood up. Several Ten-
nesseeans were at the landing, who recognized
the negro, or pretended to do so, and claimed
him as the property of a Union man. The
captain of the boat was for giving him up, but
tr.e otucer at once assumed the basis that pos
session was nine points of the law, and estab
lished the remaining point by a judicious dis
play of a six shooter, accompanied with an in
vitation to take the contraband. LTnion own
er or no Union owner, by virtue of the valua
ble information imparted to our forces the ne
gro had earned a title to himself apatt from
his inalienable rights, and having won his
spun was justly permitted to wear them. No
one will blame the officer for his action, which
was based upon humanity as well as gratitude.
Indeed the whole matter shows upon what
fortuditious circumstances success depends,
and defines in this case pretty clearly the
point where the flood in the tide of men's
affairs was taken and led on to fortune."
Here we see that Graut's brilliant success
depended wholly upon the information brought
by this poor chattle, and that he was not pun
ished for it, by sending him back to bis master,
was owing to the,manly stand of the officer
whose servant he was ; otherwise he would ere
this hava filled a myrtyr's grave. We have no
doubt tur cause has lost immensely, by the
pitiful prejudices of pro-slavery officers, who
will not employ the most natural and reliable
means in their power to obtain information.
Rebel Atrocities in East Tennessee.
The horrors of rebel supremacy in East Ten
uesse have not yet been told. A member of
the Forty-ninth Indiana regiment, now at
Cumberland Ford, says that threo hundred
refugees, East Tennesseeans, have enlisted
within a week, from whom he gathers tho fol
lowing almost incredible stories of the barbar
ities inflicted on the Union men by their
rebel tyrants : One man sixty-five years old,
attaked by a large force, refused to surrender,
and after being mortally wounded, having
first slain four of his assailants, was propped
up on the road side and sixty balls fired into
his body. Another was hanged without trial,
and his son compelled to sit beneath the gal
lows and witness the agonies of bis dying
father. Two others, unobtrusive quiet citi
zens, were called at midnight from their beds,
and in the presence of their wives and children
brutally shot down, and not content with this
villainy, their homes were striped of every
thing. Even the wearing apparel was taken
from their wives and little ones, and they
turned naked into the stiect. Many equally
brutally instances are related by honest, can
did men, whose testimony none could doubt.
Such are the sufferings of a people whoso only
crime is a refusal to become traitors.
Tit for Tat. Here is a story told by the
Providence Post t "A clergyman, from a town
near Providence, and one of bis elderly par
ishioners were walking home one icy day last
winter, when the old gentleman slipped and
fell flat on his back. The minister, looking
at him a moment and being assured he was
not much hurt, said to him : "Friend, sinners
stand on slippery places." The old gentle
man looked, as if to assure himself of the fact,
and said, I see tbey do, but I can't.'"
The New Indiana Senator. A special dis
patch from Indianapolis says: "Senator Jo.
Wright made a terrific Union speech. His
dissection of the "8th of January" anti-war
platform was soatbing and unmerciful. His
remarks were very patriotic, and altogether
free from partisan feeling. The anti-war fac
tion denounce him bitterly, bnt ninety-nine
men in every hundred in that State, indorse
Wright and "approve the appointment."
Wool is now higher than it has been for
44 years. This is owing to the large demand
for army goods and to the advanced prices of
cotton. It will not soon fall so low sgfh as
it has ben of late yars .
THE WAE INCIDENTS AND NEWS.
Washington, March 4 M. Barreda has pre
sented his credentials to tho President, and
been received as minister resident of there
public of Peru. The latter in his reply, said
that the United States had no enmities or ani
mosities and interests which conflict with the
welfare, safety, rights or interests of any other
nation. Their own prosperity, happiness and
aggrandisement are sought most safely and
advantageously through the preservation not
only of peace on their own part, but peac
among all other nations. But while the
Up i ted States are thus a friend to all other
nations, they do not seek to conceal the fact
that they cherish an especial sentiment ot
friendship tor, and sympathize with those who
like themselves, have founded their institu
tions on the principles of equal rights or men
and of such nations those more prominently
which being neighbors of thfi United States
are co-operating with them in establishing
civilization and culture on the American con
tinent. "Such being the general principles,"
said the President, "that govern the United
States in their foreign relations, be assured,
sir, that this Government will deal jn3tlr,
frankly, and if it be possible, even liberaliv
with Peru whose liberal sentiments toward
the United States you have so kindly express
en." Jt will be recollected that the former
minister from Peru was dismissed by BucbanJ
an, owing to the non-compliance of that Gov
ernment with certain imperative demands of
our own. The address of President Lincoln
contains expressions of friendship, indicative
of the general policy of the administration to
wards all nations.
To Hon. Gideon Welles : Cairo, March C,
13ti2. Lieut, commanding Shirk has this mo
ment arrived from tho Tennessee rjver, and
brings full despatches from Lieut, command
ing Gwin. of the gin. boat Tyler, a synopsis
of which is, that the gunboats proceeded up to
Pittsburg, near the Mississippi line, where a
rebel battery was opened upon them consist
ing of mx guns, one of them being rifled, which
were soon silenced by the gunboats. Nlnty
mounted men landed under cover of the gon-
hoats, and charged upon the enemy, driving
them some-distance, until they were strongly
reinforced, when our party w ithdrew to the
boats. Then throe rebel regiments opened
upon the gunboats, but were repulsed with
great slaughter. The causulties on our side
amounted to five killed and missing and five
wounded. Lieutenants commanding Gwin
and Shirk, w ith their comniands.have behaved
ed with great gallantry and judgment. An
election for town officers has just taken place
in Harding county, Tennessee, which resulted
in two hundred votes tor tho Union and 13
for secession. A. II. Foote, Flag Officer.
Floyd in his Trle Character'. A' promi
nent gentleman of Albany, who enjoyed the
extreme felicity of a tcte a-tcie with Gen. Buck
ner at Congress Hall in that city, on his war
to Fort Warren, furnishes us with an interest
ing incident illustrative of the character of
Floyd, the great thief and "confidenco man"
of the southern confederacy. Gen. Euckncr
said that, after Fort Donalson had become in
vested by onr troops, and all reasonable hope
of escape cut off, Floyd magnanimously pro
posed to his fellow officers to make their en
cape under cover of darkness, and leave the
soldiers under their command to their fate.
This remarkable proposition Gen. Buckner
and his associates indignantly rejected.
Buckner is very bitter against Floyd', and de
nounces him as a poltroon and knave of the
most aggravated type.
BrCKNF.a and TitGH?fAN. V Rochester pa
per, describing the arrival of Gens. Buckner
and Tilghman in that city, on their way to
Fort Warren, says that when they arrived at
the hotel the bookkeeper brought in the reg
ister for the party to sign their names! Gen.
Buckner signed it first, and then passed the
book to Tilghman, saying, "Floyd, he wants
your autograph." Tilghman playfully replied,
"Don't call me Floyd ; I am a better man than
Floyd ever was." Tilghman'a first name is
Lloyd. He writes a bold, heavy hand on th
Cairo, March 3. Columbus has been evac
uated aud burned by the rebels. t The gunboat
Benton, with Gen. Cullura' and Commodore
Foote, went down the river to-day on a recon
noissance, and found that the rebels had fled,
having removed their guns, aud laid the town
in ashes. Everything was destroyed that
could'not be carried away. Tbe rebels re
treated to Fort Randolph. The whole town
of Columbus is nothing but ruins. The gnns
have also been removed from the island below.
Sr. Lons, March 4. Gen. Halleck, in bis
army order, says : "On the recommendation
of the Governor and several Judges of the
State it is directed that all licensed attorneys,
counsellors and procters be required to take
the oath of allegiance prescribed by the 6th
sectton of the ordinance of the State Conven
tion, passed Oct. 16, 1861. Judges of the
State courts will refuse to present any one to
practice within the courts who refuse or neg
lect to take such oath.
Goino Ashore. A Roanoke correspondent
of the Buffalo Courier says ; I have just re
turned from the island. I have been there
two days have seen and talked with genuine
Secesh. They are the greatest set of men I
ever saw. Talk about green Yankees they
can't begin with these men. They are the
most miserable looking set of men I ever saw
They think we are going to take away their
religions rights, and even imagined we were
going to take them to New York and hang
j Charleston, Va., March 3. From 600 to
j 2000 barrels of flour, belonging to the rebels,
have been seized and stored here. A woolen
mill owned by Davis, which has been manufac
turing clothing, was also seized, with a consid
erable stock of goods. Richard Washington,
a brother of the late John A- Washington, is
now confined at Harper's Ferry.
The gallant Second Kansas, that was so
badly cut to pieces at Springfield, has been
transformed into a cavalry regiment, vith full
Rations have been contracted for to feed
the 7,000 rebel prisoners to be confined at
Camp Douglas, near Chicago, at Hi cents per
Mrs. Partington. In illustration ot the pro
verb that "a soft answer tnrneth away wrath,
says that "it is better to speak paragorical of
a person, than to bo all the time flingingepitapha
at bim, for ro good cctaes to nobdy thai
fte-aks n god'of no ne.