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BY S. J. WW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1863. :
From tbe pine-tree's topmost bough,
Hark ! the robin' early song,
Telling one and all that now
Merry spring-time hastes along,' "'
Welcome tidings thou dost bring.
Little harbinger of Spring! i
Of the winter we aT weary,
Weary of its frost and snow.
Longing for the Minshine cheery ;
And the brooklet's gargling flow.
ifladly then wo hcai thee sing
The reveille of the Spring.
King it oat o'er hill and plain,
Throigh the garden's lonely bowers,
Till the green leaves dance again,.
Till the air is. sweet with flowera :
Wake Ihe cowslip by the rill,
AVake ttje yellow daffodil.
Therr, as1 thou wert wont of yore, .
lioild thy nest and rear thy young.
In the pine-tree's branching bough,
In the woodbine leaves among.
Hurt or harm thou need'st not fear,
Nothing rude shall venture near.
TH-E CONDUCT OF THE "WAR.
mistakes that were made, and tbns tracing the.
causes of its (the Preinsular campaigns) fail
ure to their true source," is as follow:
CAUSES OF M'CLELLAN'a FAILURE.
On leaving Williamsbure we should Lave
crossed the Chickahominy, and connected
with the navy in the James Kiver. We should
then have had a united army, and the coouer-
"One of the prominent among the causes of ation of the navy, and probably, would have
Report of the Joint Committee.
The army remained at Harrison's B.ir dur
ing the month, of July and a part of August.
It engaged in no activo. operations whatever,
and was almost entirely unmolested by the en
emy. The subject of the future operations
i, J the army was a matter of much delibera
tion on the part of the Government.. General
McClellan claimed that' the James River was
1 lie true line of approach to Kichmond, aud
that he should be re-enforced in order to re
new the campaign against that place. The
President visited the army about the 8th ol
July, but nothing was then decided upon.
TUB ABUT ENERVATED.
On the 25th of July, Gen. Hallcck visited
the army at Harrison's Bar, accompanied by
Gerj. Burnside, who had come from NTorth
Carolina, with the greater portion o his force
to Fortress Monroe. Tbe general officers were
culled together, and the question of withdraw,
ing the army was submitted to them. The
council was of rather an informal character.
The majority of the officers expressed them
selves in favor of a wilbdra tal of the arriir.
ultimate failure was tle inaction of eight
mouths, from August, 1SG1, to April, 1802.
More than any other wars, ' rebellion demands
rapid measures! In November, 1861, the Ar
my of the Potomac, if not fully supplied with
all the 'material,' was yet about as complete
in numbers, discipline, and organization as it
ever became. For four months, the great
marine avenue to The cajiital of the nation wai
blockaded, and that capital kept in a partial
stare 01 siege oy a greatly interior enemy, in
face of a movable array if 150.000 men.
"In the Winter of 18G1 and 1KR2, Norfolk
could and should have been taken. The Na
vy demanded it, the country demanded it, and
the mean were ample. By its capture the
career ol the Merriraac, Which proved so dis
astrous to our subsequent operations, would
have been prevented. The preparation of this
vessel was known, and f be Navy Department
was not without foreboditigs of the mischief
it would do.
"Though delay might mature more compre
hensive plans, and prom inn creator rnsnlts it
is not the first case in which it lias been shown
that successful war involves something more
than abstract military principles. The true
question was to seize the first practicable mo
ment to satisfy the, perh:tp nnreasouable but
natural longing of an ambitious nation for re
sults to justify its lavish confidence, and to
take advantage of an undivided command and
uniiamuiolcd liberty of action while they
"When the army did move, a plan was a
dopted perfectly certain to invite, nay, com
pel, interference, and when the army was to
go by Annapolis to the lower Chesapeake, I
felt confident that one-half would scarcely
nave linen embarked -before the other half
would have been ordered back to Washington.
The enemy was then at Manassas, and a feint,
cen u not in reanty,oi an attack upon Wash
ington was so obvious, so certain to create a
panic, which no Executive could resist, that
interference with the removal of the rest of
the army was certain.
When the enemy fell back behind the Rap
pahanoock, and. destroyed the railroad bridg
es, the circumstances were.greatly changed,
and there Were strong arguments lor the line
adopted. Yet, results have proved how manv
. . - . . i .-
i.iin nnrriuina r..oi ti . r. ,1,,,. ft... . i i .
; o.,ur0 ..., B, ue unu.ersT.oo-a reasons mere were to be considered, beside
Irom the tflicers there, the army was not in a the purely military om-s.whicb opposed theni-
..id conditiou.sickness was increasing, many selves to the adoption of such a line.
of the regimei is were without shilter and "The facts connected with the withholding
ot McDowell's corps have been so completely
exhibited in-tbe proceedings of the McDow
ell Court of Inquiry, that every one who
wishes can form bis own judgment. Whether
it was wise, or unwise,, it was one of those
tilings resulting from the taking of a line of
operations wnicu did not then ver Wash-
cooking utensils, and many of the men were
without arms. I he general opinion expres--f
by the leading officers was that the men
ad become very much enervated. One of
the leading officers said, that bis command
could not, in his opinion, march three miles
nd tight a battle. This condition of the
trogps was one of the reasons assigned for the ins-ton.
fl-ul withdrawal of the army from the peninsula
H CLBLtit 8 DS..ND FOB RE-EypoRCEVeXTS.
General McClellan applied for 50.00C re-enforcements
to enable him to resume active
aerations. General Halleck.when he visited
tiiesrmy, infoinied Gen. McClellan that the
n veniment could furnish him only 20,000
additional troop,. General McClellan con
noted to renew operations with that number
v! re enforcements, and General Ilalleck left
mi inai iimierstanrling. But the dav that he
Ml General .McClellan wrote to hiiii. asking
r-r 15,000 or 20,000 troops from the Western
n:y, in addition to those promised to him,
"t!iiig very strongly that they should be'
l-mticht here temporarily, to be returned to
' ' est after Richmond should have been
'. As this could'not be done, the order
- (riven ior the withdrawal of the army as
ftxiiy as possible, in order to co-operate
Hie forces under God. Pope, then in the
1'ieseuce of a superior force of the enemy.
In f2arJ to the re-enforcement of the ar-
i Harrison s Landi
"At the time the Armv of the Potomac
landed on the Peninsula the Rebel array was
.. 4 r a 1 . m . "
"s lowesi eoo. its armies were demoral
Izod by the defeats ofPort Royal.Mill Spring.
Fort Henry, Fort Donelsoo. Roanoke IslanL
and Pea Uidge; and reduced by sickness.Ioss
in uauie, ei iiraiions Ol rteriiitti nl uri
&c; wiiile the Conscription law was not yet
even passed, it seemed as if it needed but one
vigorous gripe to end forever this rebellion,
so nearly throttled. How.jhen. happened it
that the day of the initiation of the campaign
of this magnificent Army of the Potomac was
the day- of the resuscitation of the Rebel
cause, which seemed to grow pari passu with
the slow progress of its operations?
"However I may be committed to any ex
pression of 'professional opinion to the con
trary (I certainly did suggest it), my opinion
now ik that the lines of Vorktown should have
been assaulted. There is reason to believe
that they were not held in strong force when
our army appeared before them ; and we know
that they were tar from complete. Tbe nres-
. - . . . .
uge oi power, ttie morale,
Wert nn mir ci.lu
linrr lha t . i ; . . r I 1 . . .
t.eii Mnr,:..n..n .-- r it .-..ttj i h.juuc iu uurseie 10 connrm ana sustain
- o ivjiotvs :
"Qusstii.n. How uiany available men did
?m estimate that yon had at Harrison's Bar,
been in Richmond in two weeks. The fact
that we did not know the character of the
CIrickah6miny as an obstacle (as it lay across
our direct road to Richmond), that our trans
ports were on the York River, and that, the
railroad furnished a good means of supply to
the army, that we wished to connect with Mc
Dowell'coiuiug from Fredericksburg, &c,
determined our route.. Iu taking it wo lost
essentially all that was worth going so far to
gain, viz : the James River approach and the
cooperation ot the navy.
"The route hosen, two weeks should not
have been spent iu traversing the forty nfSles
from Williamsburg to Bottom's and New
Bridges; and the barrier of the Chickahom
iny being lett unguarded at Bottom's Bridge,
no time should have been lo3t in making use
of the circumstance to turn and sieze the pas
sage of New Bridge, which might have been
done by the 28tb of May, and even earlier, had
J measures Been pressed and prepared for it.
"ine repulse, ot the rebels at Fair O-iks
should have been taken advantage of. It was
one of those occasions which, if not seized,
do not repeat themselves. We now know the
state of disorganization and dismay in which
the rebel army retreated. We now know that
it could have been followed into Richmond.
Had it been so, there would have been no .re
sistance to overcome to bring over our right
wing. Although we did not then know all that
we now do, it was obvious at th;it time
that when the Rebels struck the blow at our
left wing, they did not leave any means in
their hands unused to secure success. It was
obvious enough that they struck ' with their
whole force, and yet we repulsed them in dis
order with three fifths of ours. We should
nave lonowea niern up at the same time that
we brought over the other two fifths.
"After it was known that McDowell was call
ed off to another quarter there no was longer
hope ofan increase of force bv the junction
of his corps. There were no re-enforcements
to look for beyond what we received by the
middle of the month. of June. The rebel force
was known or supposed to be constantly in
creasing b . conscription, by the influx of
troops from other parts, and by the breaking
up of Beauregard's army.
Jit last the moment came when action was
imperative. The enemy assumed the initiative.
'We had warning of when and where he was to
strike. ' Had Porter been withdrawn the night of
the 26,'A of June, our arjiy would have been con
centrated on the right bank of the Chickahominy
River, while thtwo corps, at least of the mom,,'.
force were on the left bank. Whatever course
we men took, whether to strike at Richmond and
me portion of the enemy on the right bank, or
move at once for the James, we would have, had
a concentrated army and a fair chance of a brill
iant result in the first; and in the second, if we
accomplished nothing, we would have been in the
same case on the morning of the '27th as we were
WAITING FOE MAT.
Ah! my heart is weary waiting, ' '
: Waiting for the May .
Waiting for the pleasant rambles,
ufre tbe fraSrant hawthorn brambles,
With the woodbine alternating, ;
Soent the dewy way.
Ah ! my heart is tired wating,
Waiting for the May.
Ah! my heart is Bick with longing
- Longing fur tbe May
Longing to escape from study. .
To tbe fair young face and ruddy.
And tbe tBousand charms belonging.
To tbe summer day :
Ah! my heart is sick with longing,
' Longing for the May.
Ah ! my heart is sore with sighing,
Sighing for the May ,
Sighing for the sure returning.
When the summer beams are burning, .
Hopes and flowers that dead or dying
All the winter lay ;
Ah ! my heart is sore with sighing, 1 '
Sighing for the May.
" Ah ! my heart is pained with throbbing,1
Throbbing for the May
Throbbing for the sea-side billows,
Or the water-wooing willows, ' '
, Where in laughing and in sobbing i
(ilides the stream away :
Ah! my heart, my heart is throbbing,
Throbbing for the May.
Waiting, sad. dejected, weary,'
Waiting for the May ,
Spring goes by with wasted warnings,
Moonlight evenings, sunbright mornings;
bummer comes, yet, dark and dreary,
Lile still ebbs away ;
Man is ever weary, weary, !
Waiting for the May.
A FIGURE AS TRUE AS BEAUTIFUL.
In tbe whole range of literattrffe, we do not
rememoer to have read a more striking and
beautiful comparison tnan in the following,
which we copy from "The Autocrat of (he
BARBARITY OF THE REBELS.
There have Imen many denials on the part
of sympathizers with the rebels that they
hare manifested any unusual barbarity towards
loyal men who have fallen into their bauds
either by arrest or as prisoners: of war.
Unfortunately for the credit of the insurgen-a
these denials have been made in the- face of
the most irrefragable evidence continually
accumulating. Citizens of unquestioned hon
or and veracity have published narratives of
their personal sufferings at tbe hands of South
ern rebels, and no responsible person has ever
contradicted their statement. Thay have been
guilty of atrocities anj bArbarities at which
even savages might revolt, and which have no
parallel in history of civilized nations, and
when the veil . is lifted, as in process of time
it most assuredly will bo, from the horrible
cruelties that have been practiced in Southern
states since the rebellion conimenced.their per
petrators will receive what they pre-eminent-
lyideserve, the bitter scorn and execration of
me wuoie civinzea world. Thetr treatment
of prisoners of war has been infamous', the
latest development on that subject being made
by the prisoners who have lately returned to
Washington, who " were part of the military
expedition despatched last year by the late
Gen. Mitchell to destroy the rebel commiin i
cations on the Georgia State Railroad. These
men were subjected to a thorough examination
bj J udgo Advocate Holt, and the facts disclos
ed by them are enough to make one blush that
their captorsand tormentors were countrymen.
Their capture was effected by hunting them
down with bloodhounds. When captured, oue
ttreakfast-table," by Dr. O. W. Holmes, ot of them, yet but eighteen years of age, was
Boston. The figure is so natural and perfefet, immediately stripped and flogged to the ex-
fi"iuivu so grapnic, as to render It One tent of more than a hundred lashes, th-
of tbe happiest efforts in the English language.
It is specially applicable to the present time :
. "Did you never, in walking in the fields,
come across a large flat stODe, which bad been,
tnre being employed . to make him bettay
tfTe secrets and objects of the " expedition in
which be was engaged.
Kebel officer robbed the Drisomrs of all
nobody knows how long, just wbere you found their money.and then thrust them into a negro
if., with thn rrrica 4 rrm l.t I : ;t -
it, with the grass forming a little hedge, as it
were, ail around it, close to its edges T and
have yau not, in obedience to a kind of feel
ing that told you it had been lying there long
enough, insinuated your stick; or your foot,
or your fingers, under Its edge, and turned it
over as a housewife turns a cake, when she
says to herself, 'It's done brown enough uy
jail, filthy and loathsome beyond description
ihe prisoners were twenty-two in number.
The only entrance to the place , was a " trap
door, through this spoiled food was lowered
to them in a backet. Part had' to stand while
others" slept, and the heat was so oppressive
that they had to strip themselves naked to
endure it: Here they"" were kept for three
weeks, bound together with chains around ?
compulsory retreat. ' Or had the fortified lines may and scattering among its members pro
2 SI ZZ f ? your turning the old sU.Tie over I
7 - - -t 3 "uns UKKlt. tl-c WO'lHl I ,, , . - a t j . .
moiiow nuny more would v.io have required
u wrfer to undertake a movement aucccsslul-
T ni'on Richmond
toklV!"' f' uink 1 n"i hot 85,000 or
--.-v ,n, hi narrison 's Bar. and would have
0'lertHktn r.. t . .
, movement in advance
llu about 20,000 more r.enf.rmn...
snai tittt . .... . uiiicueciucu uy me excitement ot cotMO
tie G.,vlrn K 7 I". everything that Impaired their morale. We did not carry w
' fcava ZJn m "'V 1 contro,ll ought us from. Xorktowa so good an army as we to
not believe the enemv won hi ir,.,,i,i
a'J!I!gt0n SO loll? 14 W hA . nnu,o.f..l
iB Vlclny oi Richmond, and did not
, "'l l'reheiisions for the safety of Wasb
"S'oo that wore entertained by a ereat manv.
lf , ni fr 5l)'0,)0 f flrst. on
t OLoa tUt I thought the army should be
"We Mn.ni? lit rw..uil.l. ..
f-.-oic ten io ch
it. We should probably have succeeded.
But if wchad failed, it may well be doubted
whether the shock of an unsuccessful assault
would be more demoralizing thaii the labors
of a siege., . - . , .
"Uur troops toiled a month in the trenches,
or lay in the swamps of Warwick. We loM
few men byjhe siege, but disease took a fear
ful bold ol the army, and toil and hardship,
unredeemed, by the excitement of combat.
there. Of the bitterfruits of that month gain
ed by the enemy we have tasted to our hearts
content. ' They are not yet exhausted.
"The siege having been determined upon,
we should have opened our batteries on tbe-4 moreover, as well as our forces elsewhere, sad
place as fast as they were completed. The
effect on the troops would have been inspiring.
It would have lightened the siege and shor-
ance. When Gen. fl !!. t- 1 h:lv h-H ih .,,!,. ..;j.;; ti... ..,.. f. ' ereat success. ITari its niimhri ,nto ...
4Ujed'ltn hi II , ...... . . . . i 'in - '" t-t'c 1 1 1 1 1 t 1 1 inn . ' Ji ' --v. , aj-
Mliatli t h 8 Bar. "y recollection Vorfctown by force of arras, whereas, as it was, f preached to thatattributed to it 200.000 men
.i tf.SMl tnat 0,000 men, or somethine we onlv induced him lo evacuate for nnidt-r.. there is little doubt that a march nnon
this time.' What an od revelation, and what
an unforseeD and unpleasant surprise Jo a their necks, and handcuffed: their leader hav
siiiallcommuuity the ery existence of which ing in the meantime been hung Subseouentlv
on that of the 28A, minus a lost battle and a ',ad not suspected, until the auddeo dis- seven others were bung under ''circumstances
of most revolting barbarity. The sufferings of
tbe remainder through the winterwere terrible.
But the record of their treatment is too re
volt ing for minuter statement. It was but a
repetition, however, of fiendish cruelties and
atrocities to which Union citizens and soldiers
have been subjected inthe rebel States since
the rebellion broke, out. And yet it is towards
men of such natures that tbe hearts of some
Americans and some foreigners yearn with
sympathy. It is with reference to such bar
baric cruelties that Northern sympathizers
with the rebellion can keep unbroken silence,
while they are loud in their denunciations of
the Government if a known tiaitor is tempo
rarily incarcerated in clean and wholesome
quarters, with a supply of all the necessaries
and many of the comforts of life.
A. rebel must not be punished j his property
must not be confiscated and he must be treat
ed .with the most "distinguished considera
tton, or loud are the denunciations against
the 'President and his minions.' But a Union
soldier may be stripped and tortured ; all hi
corarads robbed and then thrust into a jail worse
than the Black Hole of Calcutta notoriety
manacled and chained like runaway horses or
slaves, hung without an hour for prayer or re
nection, ana be the subjects of the grossest
atrocities, but not a word of condemnation
have the Northern sympathizers with the re
bellion for such barbarities. And yet they call
themselves patriotic. Thank Heaven such
patriots in the loyal States are few and far
k ,1 frit i . t k - I. - . . .
w.i, ,,; uiaer sine wun eu.UUU men
instead of 27,000. - Or, finally, had the lines
been abandoned, with our hold on the right bank
of the Chickahominy, we might have fouzht and
crushed the en'emy on the left bank, reopened our
communication, and then returned and taken
"4sit was, the enemu foneht with hit ,nhn
force except enough left before our lines to
Keep up an appearance and ice fought with
27,000 men, losing a battle and 9.000 men. R
this defeat weuem driven from our position, our
aavance tot conquest turned into a retreat for
safety by a force probably not greatly superior to
"In view of the length ot time which our
operations before Richmond coiisUmed, there
is now no auunt tnat the depot at the White
House should have been fortified, as well as
one or two points on the railroad thence to the
Blades of grass flattened dowu, colorless, mat
ted together, as if they had been bleached and
ironed; hideous crawling creatures, coleop
terous or homy-shelled turtle-bugs, one wants
to call them 5 some of them softer,' but cun
ningly spread out, and compressed like Le,
pine watches; black, glossy crickets, with
their long filaments sticking out like the whips
of four horse stage-coaches; motionless, slug
like creatures, young larvse, perhaps more
horrible in tbe pulpy stilluess, than even in
the infernal wriggle of maturity I . ,
"But no sooner is the stone turned and the
wholesome light of day let upon th.s compres
sed and blinded community of creeping things,
than all of them who enjoy the luxury of legs
Chickahominy ; that the tete de pont at Bot-J and some of them have a good many rush
torn s Bridge should have been completed, wildly, butting each other and everything in
and likewise tetes-de-ponl, or strontr positions ....... j - . .
prepared to cover the debouches from our yt ,D a eeDera" impede for un-
bridges to tbe left bank of the Chickahominy . dl,rr0l,,,d retreats, from the region poisoned
With these the army wculd lvo possessed by sunshine. Next year-you will fi-id the
freedo-m of motion to concentrate, on either grass growing tall and green where the stone
Side, and thf- lilaaifrnm hattla 4 OT.u
would scarcely have . occurred. lay ; the ground bird builds her nest where
"When tbe army reached tlie- James River lI,e k4'8 naa ,)is ho' the dandelion and the
it needed no prophet to predict the disasters butter-cup are growing there, and the broad
which have since befallen our country's cause, fans of iuoect-amrels oien and shut n. th;
"SUPERKATUS AL FIRES."
A friend residing in this city, nays the De
troit Fret Frist, but who is on a visit to Owos
so, Michigan, informs us of a very lingular
and unaccountable affair that is now transpir
ing in Bush town'p,5 mile n6rth of Owosso. '
A farmer named Stearns, residing in that
town, has an adored daughter by the name of
Freeniar, who is ten.years of age. While thia'
little girl was sweeping the silting room, a
bout a ween since, bhe discovered the carpet
to be on fire, and the inmates having put out
the fire undettook to learn its origin. There
had been no fire in the room that morning;'
no tignt had been carried into the room, nor
could the family in any way account for the
fire. In less than an hour flames were seen
issuing from some rags in anothor room.
The same day the girl's clothes caught fire.
and the next morning a damp towel that Mra.
Steams had used in wiping her face, upon be
ing hung on a nail commenced burning. TbV
last occurrence took pl.ice in the presence of
some twelve persons, some of whom are among
the most respectable cit izens in the place.
Next a straw stack near Mr. Stearns bouse '
was consumed.' At one time, when a number
of persons were in the house, the falling of '
some heavy substance was heard in the cham
ber directly above their heads. Upon going
up stairs, it proved to be a bag fillod with rags
and books, and suspended by a cord to a beam.
The bag was on tire, and the string was also
burning when the parties entered the room.
Mr. Stearns and family became so much a
Iarmed by these movements that they left their
home. When the furniture was being moved.
a trunk, said not to have been opened for mora
than a'year, was discovered to be on fire, and
when opened the flames burst lorth consuming '
its contents. The family are now living in a
bouse some three miles distant from their farm, '
but the mysterious torment, termed by tbe '
doubting a "humbug," by the spiritualists the
"manifestation of the spirits," by tbe Miller
ites the "period of fire and brimstone," and '
by Dr. Tappan "the works of theMevil," is '
bound to stick to them like a brother. : v '
No sooner had fhe 1 girl entered her new '
borne than her clothes took fire in three difTer
ferent places." And now, one 'other"-Tatrjfly;
where she baa visited, "are as badly tormented 1
as is the family of Mr. Stearns. ' '
, In Owosso, as well as in the adioininir vil-"
lage of Corrunna, the excitement is most Id-
tense. People are Mocking from every direc-"
lion to witness this truly wonderful mystery.
Some of the mo.-it profound scholars of tho "
State, among whom are Dr. Tapp.m, Chancel-
lor of the University oL Michigan, President
Fairchild, o Hillsdale College, and others,
have been to "see tho sights," and all agree
that there are hidden my.-terios beyond the
depth of the closest obsei-vers. ' '
One man remarked that "the judgment ol '
God was about to be inflicted upon the beada
f His wicked pei.ple." Another bloated old
Democrat says that the cause in which our ar
my is engaged is unholy, and that this is a
"fire in the roar," soon to belch forth and de
vastate the whole North. We suspect, how. '
ever, that a good practical chemist and a ski!-'
ful detective could soon uravel the mystery.
If the army bad sustained itself noblv it can
not be denied that so much fruitless toiland so
much disaster, had deprived it fiom the elan
which results from success alone. It was.
ly diminished in numbers. On the other hand.
the whole army, from its first low state, had
risen up an army most formidable in numbers,
golden discs, as the rhythmed waves of bliss
ful consciousness pulsate through their glori-
Ued being. "
"Thorf is meaning, in each of those images
me butterfly as well as the others. The
stone is ancieut error. The grass is human
tened our labors; and, besides, we would i escelleut in organization, and inspired by a nature borne down and bleached of all its col-
"Uittliat I ,:,c" vr somewiing we oniy induced him to evacuate lor pruden-
ia, j -, j ' "' emu Be nan, tial reasons.
'iml,er i f W0Ul1 ,ry 11 "gain witn that "Forktown having, fallen, however, as it
ked ,t. .,, n rfco,I,ct"", of having did, it was right to pursue the euemy with
ml,er than oo n3!'ent Per,0fl r a greater our whole force. But the battle of Williams-
') to a raovem t aS nece8!,'uy , yeliruin- burg, fought, as it was, without reconnoiter-
n..; .. ing the position without concert of action a-
ln .I' .. - About haw many men had been uoiiir tbe different corns and diviR?nn mm. ering Washington."
llarrisr.n-.D - -1! Juno UDtiyu reached manders, and almost without orders, was a The report of Gen. Barnard is the only re
'gf niiea, wounded and miss- blunder which ought not to have happened. Port of tua onicers engaged in the campaign
"Answer r k- i Ve knew of this position beforehand, and oftne Peninsula which yonr committee have
O- but I m th ,09S ras bout we kw it was fortified. We might have j obtained. The report by the commanding
iw'kmp t th"" 1 Positlv"y without been sure, if the enemy made a stand there, 1 general has not yet been made, and the reports
'Questi n v--.i ,nat U wou,n strong one, for he would be i ol n, subordinates have not been t.ent by him
hiice f,.. ",u'outate in what your fighting for time to get his trains out ot our i to the Department.
. lnr CCC8S would have Iwi-n ffwater. r,.h U'u -......!... ........ i .i j i
'He additi,.n nf on '.rl.Z' " . ' " . -ln th ITartfrmt PoliP P!nnrf h- tK,
. " io iue cum- men, ana we gained nothing. If we had not I 7. V. .
fought.the next day a battle would in all prob- ' ! ca',t!a Pon to V re lat ,ve to a
...ii;... k.... .. r . .: . . violent assault made UDon her husband. The
CKf.n I r . iit invio auiiitjr ua.w uceu uuuecess-irv . Dili II 11 nM'i i j t.i t. ... --,
ir-eem m. - J"63 junct,t itl the rest been necessary, we should have had time to Ca8e iook 80 ,ba tha,f U!e "?mfnB natur!
"-U.PP i , i, ' have mought "P our resources, recomtoitered . .7. . K 7 T ., . ,
ot th; I m UM ba,Te,cun np the the position, and delivered our attack in such B "ult-lbat he had called her husband
m... u,e hattles, which had in.t i.b.n I -t- ,nm- ...... i. a a a . the worst names she could think of. "What
npon the enemy. We had th. ... s - i did you call him ?" demanded t
or by it. The shapes which are found beneath
are tho crafty beings that thrive in darkness,
and the weaker organisms kept helpless by it.
He who turns the stone over is whosoever puts
tbe staff of truth to the old lying incubus, no
.Washington would have speedily followedour
withdrawal to the James '
"From such considerations" as well as those
following from the results -f tli ni
tions, I counseled the immediate withdrawal maiter whether he do it with a serious face, or
from the James to reunite with our forces cov- a laugning one. Tne next year stands for the
coming time. Then shall the nature which
had lain blanched and broken rise in its full
stature and native hues iu the sunshii-e. Then
s.hali God's minstrels build their nests in the
hearts of a newborn humanity. Then shajl
. about Kisses. The girjs never grow
7' hich y
"50D to hli .k.. .u " "" "'6
verv n. T, enemy -s losses bad
portion- rr. lnan "urown and that
"''"i esi . t rmy were very mach lemor.
Hill." r'""J "er me jBatiie of Malvern
,a cj G.E5-' BARITARD'S REPORT.
IU pluf tl!eir rePrt vP"a tl'e campaign
W t ;.fe,""s'a. your Commute., would re
Cbie . lywt ' Gen.JohVG.
"c durin " .1 : lneArmyol the Poto-
"We had everjt, advantage. Franklin's di
vihion landed at West Point'ou the next day,
and Sedgwick's division on the diy following.
Those two divisions,' had tbe enemy waited
another day at Williamsburg, could have cut
his communication, and in that case we would
have been superior in his front and have had
two divisions in his rear. His hasty retreat,
and perhaps his capture, must inevitably have
you call him 7" demanded the Justice.
"I called him a mean copperhead," said the
wife, feeling that she had by this painful-disclosure
triumphantly vindicated her hard
An exchange paper says : "there la nothing
like nature as developed in feminines; for no
sooner does a-female jiivenilu begin to walk
and notice things, than it takes after its moth
er, and wants a baby. It is almost incredible
weary of kissing we beg pardon, we. mean
the subject is ever congenial to their taste.
Bat what an absurd idea it is in a man to ask
a lady to kiss him, just as if he,' the senseless
being, thought the poor trembling little crea
imo i.4.6umg.o ao.ii! rue idea of a man
asking for a thing so easily obtained ! Why,
u is redicnlous-! and a man with the least
particle of brains would hoot at the idea
0k.1J 1 m . '.
out. ii Ha v nn iii nnomiiiav - a n-t w...-. n.Av
I.,. .... . I J u v w ua ova m A1IU IJVUI
ght upon the souls of men as the butterfly, i. nrf.,nm ih. ... u a i
...... J ing nectar from the rosebud mouth, simply
Image or the beautiful spirit,-rising from the h...n. n .. . .
A T because you were ignoraruous enough to ask
.,., .roiuiue sue.is mat neia a poor for what you might have taken.
gruu, wmcn wo&a never nave lour a wings
had not the 'stone been lifted. You never
need think you can turn away any old false
hood without a terrible, squirming and scat
tering of. the horrid little population that
dwells under it." ?: -
followed. . aid the ereat obiact of keepinz hnm i,.,k ,.r ,,..,.. ,, -.... i:. ;. ,.,. ..
JlcCleilan8 The X f. inn GeDera' Tmw marked, and fiflally send- f rag bable9 ,nd 8qint-eyed Dutch dolls." '
1U. . "e Conclusion ft! Ins- renorl mir h m 1a IVaul Piinl wnn ,1 hv wnn u..l . .. . ' - -
rmaa retrospect pointing out the comilUhd, : . - ; Better wait oo th cook than the doctor .
"Husband and wife ah oh Id be adapted to
each other's needs," said a gentleman ; when
a wag in company immediately put the follow
ing pose : "Are we then to lufef, sir, that a
woman without arms and a man without legs
would be a fair matcIT V ' ' . " ' ; ' ' -
,. ... . . . a . .
f A man's boots and ahoes get tight by imbib
ing water, but the man doesn't. ..,
ten thousand ways to kiss a gir! without ask
ing the privilege. Direct her attention to
something on tbe table ; ask for a book which
you know to be tbere, and whilst she is there,
go with the affected purpose of helping her to
look for it ; be particular to get at ! her left
side do you need any more telling ? If yon
do, you do not deserve tbe kiss that might be
aogracafully taktf. j ; r. .
A man who'would ask a kiss of a fair maid
en ought to be tarred and feathered aa a craven-hearted
monster. ;DoVt do it s don't tor
goodness sake, ask the girls-to kiss yon.
Kiss them if you want tp, but do it Hke.-ieur
tlemenr Kiss. them. if yoa can, .,. r.,
. WONDERFC L SlOUTS IS WasHI .NOTOS. W
recently spent a day in the city of Washing
ton, D. C, aud wete struck with the extraor
dinary medley of characters which present.
themselves wn the public thoroughfare. , There .
are statesmen (?), foreign n iuisters, attaches,
politicians, civilians, office-holders, office see- ,
kers, admirals, commodores, major generals,
brigadiers, colonels, majors, lieutenants, cap- r
tains surgeons, sutlers, peddlers, many sol
diers iu robust health,- some ou crutches,
some with one arm or one leg or oue eye; a '
fewarmless.legless, aud eyeless; a large sum-
ber bearing marks or severe disease, and just,
crawling out from the dismal hospital to bask .
in the sun ; some borne along by their com
rades to the railroad cars, with visions of hap
py homes dancing through their minds; others
patrolling tbe sentinel, s wesry beat ; others ;
galloping down tbe avenues as if the fate oft
the nation hung upon the fleet ness of each
trooper's steed ; others marching to and fro, :
to take the "post of duty," which is to them
a post of danger. Besidea all these unusual
sights, there are countless male and fecial ;
contrabands," contractors, gamblers, and
mountebanks; horses, moles or shadows
which resemble those animals; then tbeM are
hogs, dogs, goats, army wagons, ambulances.
forges, guns, pistols, sabres, knapsacks, and ,
many other things too numerous to specify ;
indeed it would seem as though the debris of
the universe had been emptied into the
Federal metropolis. Scientific Amtrica.
The ''Democratic" Commissioners "of
Northumberland county would not , grant tbe '
use of their Court house for the formation of
a "Union League." Bui a good one was form- '
cd nevertheless. ' - " ' '
Kansas has a variety of soldiers in the field
namely, a dor en regiments of white men, five
regiments ot Indfans, and two of Negroes. '
A cotemporary boasts thpt he "cao stand '
on his intellectual capital." We suppose ha
means that he can stand on his bead. "
Drnnkeoesa, whick Is called, the. tBettinr
sin of the agp, is more peculiar Tj? the besotting -one.
That'sa factf '. 1 V