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BY S. J. BOW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1863.
VOL. 9.-NO. 44.
Tb pure, the bright, the beautiful,
That stirred our hearts In youth.
The impulse to worldless prayer,
The dreams of love and truth ;
The longings after something lost.
The spirit's yearning cry.
The strivings after better hopes
These things can never die.
Tbctimid hand stretched forth to aid
A brother in his need.
The kindly w.ord in griefs dark hour
That proves a friend indeed.
Tbe pl-'a for mercy softly breathed,
When Justice threatens high,
The sorrow of a contrite heart
These things shall never die.
The memory of a clapping hand.
The pressure of f kiss,
And ail the trifles, sweet and frail,
That mike np love's first bliss;
If with a firm, unchanging faith,
And holy trust and high.
Those hands have clasped, those lips have met,
These things shall never die.
The cruel and the bitter word, '
That wounded as it fell;
The chilling want of sympathy,
We feel but never tell.
Tbe hard xepulse th.tt chills the heart
Whoee hopes were bounding high,
In an unfading record kept
These things shall never die.
Let nothing pass, for every hand
Moat find some work to do;
Lose not a chance to waken love
i! firm, and just, and true.
So shall a lijrht that cannot fade
Benin on thee from on high,
And angel voices say to thee
TLese things shall never die.
"THE LITTLE EEGI3TEUT."
During the struggle for Independence, Gen
eral Greene sent ont Genera Morgan with one
thousand men, to cut off the tories infesting
iUk western portion of Sonth Carolina.
Scarcely had Morgan with his band taken
r.( their march, ere Comwallis dispatched the
lUxi-thirsty Col. Tarleton in pursuit. The
imirlatigable Morgan soon learned ot this, and
accordingly halted and prepared for battle.
Among the militia were seven persons, a
father and six sons whom Gen. Morgan espe
cially complimented. These seven patriot
soldiers were nicknamed by their comrades,
'The Little Regiment." -
John Hillior, Sr., some fifty-five years of
ite, stood six feet fire and a half inches, was
of fine proportions, and weighed over three
hundred pounds, whilst tbe youngest, John
Hillier, Jr., aged twenty-two, measured six
feet three inches, and weighed two huncred
and fifty pounds. The tive others varied in
s;ie and weight between these two. In addi
tion to these gigantic proportionate Hilliers
i re possessed ot enorniona physical strength
and the most dauntless conrage. Though of
ten before engaged in skirmishes,thii vu the
f.rt time that they were to Uke part in a uat
tV, an.I of course the rest ol the army were
anxious to know how they would behave.
'John," said Gen. Morgan to the elder Hil
lier, who with his sons, was eating a hasty and
tnigal meal Irom off a fallen tree, "I suppose
Jon and your brave boys would rather fight
together than to be separated."
"Yes, General, ' said the patriot, "I think
e would be oHnuch more service to you and
i:r noble c;use when united tahn .when par
ted." "Well, John," rejoined Gen. Morgan,"we'll
lwe some warm work in the morning, and I
am going to give you and your lads here the
'"wt dangerous position in the battle. To
morrow you shall bear the first standard into
fight, and I know that the glorious banner of
onrcountry can not be placed in better handn."
"Thank you, General, thank yon for the
compliment, and I and my lads will promise
this, that while. we can stand and fight, or
M-eei and fight, you'll see them Stars aud
"Then, as the time is pressing, move up to
front," answen-d Morgan, gathering up
'is reins and slowly riding away; "and re
nitmber." he continued, as his steed pranced
wng, impatient of the curb, "I shall keep my
.Tn'The Little Regiment !' Good night."
"Good niglit?Goneral,"and thus they parted.
The still hours of the night passed slowly,
oli-ronly on. Presently, as the sun came ful
ly above the horizon, and streamed his glow
sn? beams over the icy hillocks, and along the
fii-ld, the trumpet's shrill note sounded the
tmy's advance, and tbe patriot band pre
Hred lor the onset.
In front of, and a little apart from the van
Morgan's lorce were John Hillier and his
s' giant sons, the father hires! bearing aloft
i .efl.ig, while the latter ranged themselves
"irte on each side of him, as a guard.
Well done, Little Regiment," exclaimed
,he General, as he rode down the line, en
couraging his men to stand firm belore the
fo wl 0 re at this time rapidly approaching
On came Tarleton and his merciless bntch
er ith tint steady coolness and veteran de
clination which always have such a fatal ef
f'npon militia. Anxiously Morgan glanced
nt'on his undisciplined force, which he nolic
' already beginning to sway from side
0 "de and back and forth. But even at this
foment he was unable to repress the thrill of
Wb'ch Pas8ed through him as he beheld
e nilliers, at a word from their father cool-
r ai"l deliberately draw their long, heavy
ttonld to God that I had a hundred such
egiments,"he said.between his closed
ttb; "I would"
sentence was unfinished, for at this in
stant, at a given signal.Tarleton's troops, clap
ping spurs to their steeds, charged with fear
For a moment or so tbe militia tottered and
surged and struggled, and then breaking, fled
in wild confusion, thus leaving the devoted
Hilliers unsupported. Morgan expected to
see the latter swept to the eartb and ridden
down like reeds before the tempest ; but even
ke did not know the Little Regiment. In a
voice that was clearly beard above the din of
battle, the elder Hillier, as he raised himself
to his full height, shouted :
"Close up, lads, close np ! Our flag ! Our
flag forever !"
Instantly he was encircled by his sons, the
herotilan exertions of whom actually kept the
whole force of the enemy at bay. Determin
ed, however, to take tbe rebel standard, Tar
leton's men raged wildly about their intended
victims. Men and horse sank to earth, till at
last their bodiei formed a rampart behind
which the little regiment, wounded and bleed
ing, (ought like lions. Seeing at last that
sabers were useless, a British dragoon now
drew a pistol, and leveling it at young John
Hillier, shot him through the heart.
"Close np, lads, close up ! Onr flag ! onr
flag forever !" again thundered the father,and
the fearful circle was onco wore serried and
By this time Morgan bad succeeded in bring
ing up bis regulars, and heading tbem himself,
he rushed to the reacrte of the noble Hilliers.
But alas! too late! A second of tbe Little
Regiment fell, then a third, and a fourth, and
"Back to back, Ned ! Our flag forever!"
hoarsely commanded the elder Hillier, as he
saw bis fifth son sink at his feet.
For a while Morgan's fiercest assault attract
ed Tarleton's men. Like tigers did the pa
triotic commander and his handful of men
strive to cut their way to the two environed
heroes, and save them ; but fate had ordered
it otherwise, and tbe last sod falling,the fath
er was left alone in the midst of his relentless
Stilf.however, the flag floated proudly above
the doomed hero, and still that glorious sword
swept before its folds, and still, as frenzy took
the place of reason, Hillier shouted in wild,
hoarse tones, "Close up, lads, close up ! Our
Hag ! our flag forever !"
For a moment the giant patriot raised him
self to his fnll height, whirled his sword aloft,
and delivered his last, vengeful stroke among
bU enemies, one of whom he clove nearly to
tbe saddle. Such was the force of the blow
that the blade snapped asunder, leaving only
the IiUt in the hero's hand, who casting this
from him, sprang up, seized the starry banner
that he had so long and bravely defended, and
convulsively wrapping it about him, sunk be
neath a shower of blows, Reclaiming, with a
dying voice :
"Close up, lads, close up! Our flag! our
flag forever !"
Unable to tear the flag from about the fal
len man, the British now turned their full at
tention to Gen. Morgan, who after a desper
ate resistance was forced to fly. In tbe course
of the pursuit, however, the enemy fell into
irretrievable disorder, and ever on tbe alert,
Mogan taking advantage of this, rallied bis
broken force, and charging the foe, touted
them., thus rewinning tbe victory whichjhe had
so 'signally lost.
nis first thoughts after the defeat of the en
emy turned upon the brave, but fated Millers.
Surrounded by their victims, lay the seven
gigantic Hilliers, about the eldest of whom
was still closely wrapped the colors which Had
been committed to his care in the morning,
now riddled and torn with bullets, and soaked
with the blood of its champions.
As Morgan gazed upon the silent forms at
his feet, tears gathered in his eyes, and with
the words, "Bury them side by side, and a
bove all, don't remove the flag from about
John ; it is a heroes shroud and a hero is in
it." he was about to turn away, when one
of bis aids exclaimed :
"He lives ! he lives !"
The group therefore continued around the
dying man, who revived so far as to raise him
self on his elbow, and exclaim :
"Closf up, lads, close up? Our flag I our
flag forever !"
This was his last effort, and spasmodically
drawing'his spangled and blood stained shroud
closely around him, he sank to the earth a
A lady, upon being told a friend wished to
see her, desired . her little daughter, about
eight or nine years of age, to say that she was
not in ; upon this, the friend being anxious to
have an interview, asked the child when her
mother would be likely to return. Tbe little
thing very innocently said, calling up stairs,
"Mamma,, the lady wishes to know when you
will be in !"
Nothing teaches patienee like a garden.
You may watch tbe opening bud from day to
day, but you cannot urge it on. All tbe best
results of a garden, like those of life, are slow
ly but regularly progressing.
What is the difference between a mischiev
ous mouse and a beautiful young lady ? One
barms the cheese, and tbe other charms tbe
AIT ANCIENT HIKE.
An Ancient Copper Pit has recently been
opened at the Portage Mines, Lake Superior
which, in some respects, Is most remarkable
of those relics of an unknown race of miners,
who worked the copper lodes of that region,
centuries ago, which has yet been discovered.
Tbe Lake Superior Mining Gazette, says :
"The ancient miners have worked down "on
tbe hanging wall side, about teti feet below
tbe aurfaco of the rock where further progress
was prevented by an almost continuous floor
of copper. The copper in this floor is ex
ceedingly pure and massive, and most singu
lar of all, many of the lately exposed faces
bear evidence of having been cut with some
small sharp instrument ! These marks are
distinctly visible in several places, the marks
and impressions being as clear and sharp as
if made within the past year. This, we be
lieve, is the first instance where it was appa
rent that any of tbe ancieut miners had tools
of sufficient hardness to cut copper.even after
considerably softened by the action of fire. It
is quite evident that, as in almost every old
pit which has been opened in the country, fire
bas been the agent used to soften tbe metal
before it was cut off, as the rocks bear evi
dence of calcination. Several stone hammers
have also been taken out of the waste rock
and earth, which has been piled up in the pit,
and pieces of birch bark and burnt wood have
been found intermixed. As yet tbe pit is on
ly partly cleaned out, and we may expect to
see other curiosities and peculiarities when
the debris is all removed. Another interesting
feature is tbe fact that the bottom of the trench
Is nearly one continuous bed of copper.'
Feosperous Mechanics. If we look around
within the circle of our acquaintance, we
shall find that many of our most respectable
citizens have learned mechanical trades.
Some of the first merchants of our large cit
ies were once mechanics; and many of our
professional men, when in their yonth belong
ed to the same honorable fraternity. How
did they achieve success ? It was by the cul -tiration
of their minds in knowledge by a
proper feeling of self respect which led them
to form habits of industry and frugality, and
thus they have secured the respect and con
fidence ot their employers and risen to aflu
ence and high social positions. Tbe same
path of honor and usefulness is open to every
mechanic in our republic, and we hope these
examples will stimulate them to strive to be
respected for their own worth and usefulness.
A vast Musiosart Fi-ld. New York city
is a missionary field. It contains a resident
population ot about 900,000, and transient one
of 50,000, comprising over 30 nationalities.
There are 225' evangelical churches, accom
modating about 200,000 persons. The six
lower wards contain a population of about
180,000 ; in the wholo of these wards there
are but 15 evangelic chnrches, which will ac
commodate" but about 10,000 people. Over
200 newspapers and magizines are published
In the city only about 50 of which profess to
be of a religious character. Seven are Sun
day papers and five others are orgausof Ger
man infidelity. Sixty thousand children nev
er attend school, and 15,000 of that number
are supposed to be thieves or vagrants. Last
but not least, there are 6,000 places where
spirituous liquors are sold.
A celebrated divine in tbe west of Scot
land, tells tbe following story : "While one
day taking his usual walk, be happened to
come across a little boy busily engaged in
forming a minature building of clay. The
doctor, always fond of conversation with chil
dren, at once began his interrogatories as fol
lows ; "Well, my little roan, what's this you're
doing'' "Makin'a boose, sir." " What kind
o' a heose ? "A kirk, sir." "Where's the
door ?" "There it is," replied the boy, point
ing with his finger. "Where's the pulpit 7"
"There it is," said the boy. The doctor, now
thinking he would fix the sharp-eyed boy, a
gain asked. "Aye, but where is the minis
ter ?" The youngster, with a knowing look
to bis querist, and a scratch of tbe bead, a
gain replied, "Ob, I had'na eneucb o' dirt to
Some young ladies feeling themselves ag
grieved by the severity with which some of
their fronds animadverted on their gay plume,
crinolines, scarlet petticoats and flounces,
went to their pastor to learn bis opinion.
- "Do you think," said they, "that there can
be any impropriety in our wearing these
By no means," was tbe prompt reply,
"when the heart is full of ridiculous notions,
it is perfectly proper to bang out a sign.
"I don't know what you mean by not being
an Irishman," said a gentleman who was hir
ing a boy. "You say you were born in Ire
land." "Ocn, your honor, if that'a all," said
the boy, "small blame to that. Suppose your
cat were to have kittens in the oven would
they be loafs ot bread ?"
. "What are you about ?" inquired a luna
tic of a cook, who was industriously stripping
the feathers from a fowl. "Dressing's chick
en," answered the cook. " "I' should call that
CN-dressing," said the crazy chap in reply.
Tbe cook looked reflective.
CAPTURE OF THE ATLANTA, OE FINGAL.
(From tbe Port Royal New South
We take great pleasure in announcing
this week the capture, in Warsaw Sound,' of
tbe celebrated rebel ram Atlanta, better known
to many of our readers as the Fingal, concern
ing which the rebels have been a long time
boasting, and about which some of our people
have had considerable fears. The fingal wjis
an English steamer, and was cut down,, iron
clad and converted into a very formidable ram,
by the rebels, at Savannah, where some two
years were spent in making of her a terror to
the Federal fleets. She was completed last
winter,and has since shown herself many times,
in sight of Fort Pulaski, and elsewhere.
Some of her men had a mania for desertion,
and frequent arrivals to our side, with other
sources of information, have kept us pretty
well posted as to her movements. Rear-Admiral
Dupont has for a long time had bis eye on
her, and bas of late been well informed about
her. Some ten days or twelve days since he
despatched two of our Monitors the Weehaw
ken, Capt John Rogers, and the Nahant, com
mander Downes to Warsaw Sound, to look
out or her. They have been cruising about
On Wednesday morning, the 17th while the
Weehawken was some distance up the Sound,
a picket boat which bad been sent up farther
reported the Atlanta to be steaming down to
Wilmington River, Captain Rodgers immedi
ately proceeded down the River, to decoy
tbe ram on, and to get into deeper water, so
as he could manoeuvre to- advantage. The
Atlanta came on, as if she feared a prize were
escaping her, and soon fired on the Weehaw
ken. When she had got within easy range,
Captain Rodgers himself sighted the Weebaw
ken's 15 inch gun, the shot from which struck
the top of the Atlanta's pilot house, smashing
the iron and woodwork, and wounding both
pilots severely with tbe splinters. Fonr or
five other shots were fired and four in all took
effect. One 15 inch shot struck her about
half way from her gunwale to the top of her
iron plated bouse, completely smashing
through her iron and wood-work, producing a
large jagged bole, killing one and .wounding
twelve. Tbe Atlana fired six or eight shots,
but none of tbem took effect. She finally
run aground and surrendered with 195 prison
ers on board, all told. Tbe Nahant came
up to participate in tbe fight, but through no
fault of her own, did not arrive until tbe At
lanta had surrendered. When the Weehawk
en fired the shot which proved most fatal to
tbe Atlanta ehe was within one hundred yards
of her. The Atlanta was subsequently
towed ofl where she grouuded. She steamed
up here at the rate of six knots an hour, with
a heavy 6ea on,and was found to steer finely.
The prisoners were brought up on the Island
City, and were placed on the Vermont. All
except tbe wounded ones are to be sent North
on the James Adger, which leaves this morn
ing. The rebel officers are very much de
pressed. We learn that the officers of the Atlanta
came out with tbe intention of engaging and
capturing the Weehawken. She was follwed
down by two wooden gun-boats filled with
ladies and other excursionists, who were to
witness the fight ; it having been arranged
that one of the gunboats should tow the Wee
hawken up to Savannah ; then the Atlanta was
to go to Ossabaw, capture a gun-boat, take
some batteries, entrap the Forty-seventh New
York, and leave a force there to bold the bat
teries. Next she was going to Charleston, and
co-operate, by signal with some rebel boats In
annihilating the blockade fleet, after which
she was to pay her respects to the Port Royal
squadron. This nice little programme was
very summarily changed.
The Fingal had two months provisions on
board, and ammunition of tbe very best qual
ity. She was commanded by Capt. Webb,
formerly of the United States Navy. She
carried four Brook guns, two six-inch and two
seven-inch, and a bow gun weighing over 15,
000 pounds. She had very choice sextants,
chronometers, &c. She is quite a formidable
looking craft. She has a cut-water in tbe
shape of an immense steel saw, with monster
teeth.; outside of that an iron frame with a
lorpedo attached, for damaging vessels ; and
above an iron boom-like piece, for penetra
ting anything on which she might run. She
draws fifteen feet of water.
Altogether the capture is one of the most
important since the war commenced and re
flects credit on all concerned in it.
In one of Caroline Gilman's romances, this
passage was marked, and much thumbed:
"There is no object so beautiful to me as a
conscientioua young man ; I watch him as I
do a star in heaven." "This is my view exact
ly !" sighed Miss Josephine Hoops aa she
laid down the volume; "In fact I think there's
nothing so beautiful as a young man, even if
he ain't conscientious."
It is certain that the great Tredegar Iron
Works of Richmond were destoyed by Are on
the 17th ult.:-All the fine machinery and six
teen cannon, nearly perfect, were lost.
A Lao in a state of mental absence, gave
three cheers for the stars and stripes during
school hours and perceived bis error when be
got-tbe stripes and saw tbe stars. .
THE NEW POSTAGE BILL.
The new Postal Law, as amended by the
last Congress, will go into effect on-the first
of July next. The following are the most
important of its provisions :
Letter carriers are to receive salaries, and
no charge will be made for the delivery of let
Postage on local or "drop letters" is raised
to two cents, to be invariably paid in advance
and by postal stamps. The postage is two
cents when the weight does not exceed half
an ounce, and an additional rate is to be char
ged for every additional half ounce or frac
tion of an ounce.
The regulations respecting soldiers' letters
remain the same as heretofore.
On all mail matter required by law to be
prepaid and which 'shall reach its destination
unpaid, double the usual rates must be col
lected on delivery and insufficient payment is
to be disregarded.
The fee for the registration of letters is let
optional with the Postmaster General ; but it
is not to exceed twenty cents per letter.
Unsealed circulars, not exceeding three to
one address, are to be charged with two cents
postage, and in that porpottion for a greater
Newspaper postage will undergo consider
able change. No papers will be permitted to
to go free. in the mails, except in the county
where published, as heretofore.
Weekly papers, five cents per quarter ;
serai-weekly, ten cents ; tri-weekly, 15 cents;
six times per week, thirty five cents. At
these rates the weight must not exceed four
ounces in each cae payable in advance per
quarlerof year, mailing or delivery office.
No extra charge is to be paid for a card
printed or impressed upon a circular or letter
envelope or wrapper. Circulars tc be paid by
Postmasters will not be allowed to exercise
the franking privilege as heretofore.
Postmasters can only frank official letters
to other officials the former license to the
smaller class of offices heretofore enjoyed, of
franking on their own private business, hav
ing been abolished.
All foreign postage is to be paid in coin.
Not long ago a destitute daughter of Erin
walked into a broker's office, and in a very in
sinuating tone begged for a little aid to sup
port her starving family. '
"Why, ray good woman," said the comfort
able gentleman to whom she addressed her
petition, "you ought to take your family and
go to the poorjionse, instead of begging in
"Sure, yer honor," she replied,4 it wouldn't
be aisy to go to a poorer house nor my own."
A Wise Answer. " You must not play with
that little girl, my dear," said an injudicious
"But ma, I like her, she is a good little girl,
and I'm sure she dresses as neat as 1 do, and
has lots of toys."
"1 cannot help that, my dear," responded
the foolish mother, "her father, you know, is
'But I don't play with her father, I play
with her ; she ain't a shoemaker."
A few nights ago, a Mr. Bodkin, who had
been out taking his glass and pipe, ongoing
home late, borrowed an umbrella, and Hah en
his wife's tongue was loosejoed, he set up in
bed and suddenly spread out the parapulie.
" What areyou going to do with that thing?"
"Why, my dear, I expected a very heavy
storm to-night, and so I came prepared."
In less than two minutes, Mrs. Bodkin was'
A good story Is told of a Federal officer's
first appearance in polite society in Arkansas.
The company were engaged in dancing and
the loveliest female present occupied a chair
near the window, without a partner. Step
ping up to tbe lady he exclaimed :
"Will you do me the honor to grac6 me with
your company . for the next set ?'
' " Yes, sir ee ?' she replied, 'for I've sot, and
sot, and sot, till I've bout tuk root'
An Indianapolis editor 'attending church
last sabbath, for the first time for many years,
stopped at the entrance, and after looking in
tain for the bell-pull, deliberately knocked at
tbe door and politely waited nntil somebody
opened it and let him in.
If mathematical truths are, as a German
writer says, among the highest harmonies of
the universe, tbe solution of an algebraic
problem must be a sort of musical achieve
ment performed with symbols.
A man buying furs in Arkansas, asked tbe
seller "if there was any Presbyterians around
bere ?" ne hesitated a little, and said, "be
guessed not, be hadn't killed any since they
bad been there." "
At the queen's birthday celebration In Staf
ford, Canada, May 25th, the Stars and Stripes
were placed with tbe British banner. An at
tempt to raise the "stars and ban" was at
Trntb bears the stamp of no man's name ;
It is God's own coin.
Some Copperheads are pleased to assert,
with unblushing impudence, that Yallandig
ham is a Union man, In View of that con
summately cool asservation, we ask every
Democrat to look at the editorial in the Chat
tanooga Rebel for June 13th. After stating
that "Mississippians, in many instances, derm
Vicksburg lost ;" after deploring such a con.
tingency : after declaring that there seems no
chance of preventing Grant and Banks from
joining their forces, and after declaring that
"in very truth the news from Jackson seems
conflicting and unsatisfactory," the Rebel goes
on to warn its readers to expect that the rebel
forces will be driven from the Mississippi. It.
then says :
"From Memphis and other points, above
and below Vicksburg, Federal troops will ad
vance into the interior. : Johnston's positfon
will be turned, and he must again retreat.
Thus we shall be compelled to retire from
the river, and then the Federal Government
hopes to re-open trade with New Orleans.
Thus Cincinuatti, St. Louis and Chicago, and
the whole Northwest are to be appeased
Thus the Yallandigham party is to be shorn
of its power. Very truthfully did General
Thomas assert, when he induced Grant to le
tnrn to the assanlt of Vicksburg, that there
were 'political considerations' which made
the capture ol Vicksburg an inevitable ne
cessity." Now here we have a rebel newspaper, rebel
in name as well as thoroughly in nature, de
claring that when Vicksburg is taken, wbefl
trade is reopened between Pittsburg, Chicago,
Cincinnati and New Orleans, the Vallandig
ham party tcill be shorn of Us power ! Could
there be butter evidence of tbe vile treason of
Vallandigham than suh an assertion ? With
the Northwest hungering after the Southwes
tern trade along tbe Mississippi, the hopes of
the Vatlandighammers excited tbe meaner
passions of the Northwestern people, and
thus inducing them to give up tbe contest,
were lively ; but with the Mississippi plough
ing its long course in peace, bearing on its
bosom the commerce of half a continent, those
hopes are dashed. Verily there is not an A.
mcrican citizen so stupid as not to see that
any man or party basing their action on so
nnntterably unpatriotic a principle must be
rotton to the core. It is as if the citizens of
the State of Delaware were to establish a
blockade at New Castle and a Vallandigham
party in Philadelphia were to thrive on tbe
expectation that the people of this city would ,
not fight for the free navigation of the Dels-
ware river, while the Vallandighammers were .
to be in danger of being squelched out when
it became apparent that Philadelphia would
assert her right to the river, at the' cannon's
Mr. Vallandigham may run the blockade
and get safe into Nassau, but he can never
get away from such damning proofs of his
treason as those offered by his friends of tbe
Chattanooga Rebel Phil'a. Bulletin.
A Hit. The private Secretary of Govern
or Cuttin is a wag. The otber day a young
man decidedly inebriated, walked into tbe
executive chamber, and asked for the Gov
"What do yon want with him ?" Inquired
"Oh I want an office with a good salary a
Well" replied the Secretary, "I can tell
yon something better for you than a sinecure
you had better try water curt."
A new idea seemed to strike the young ine
briate and he vamosed.
A chap down in Connecticut, after tbe pas
sage of tbe Conscription act, got married to
evade the draft. He now says, if he can get
a divorce he will enlist, as if he must fight, he
would rather do so for his country. This M
low made a mistake matrimonially.
A Rebel Endorsement. The Chattanooga
Rebel thinks that Vallandigham's chances for
being Governor of Ohio are very fair. "With
such a man for President of the United States,
It says, "we could always have peace."
Hon. J. W. Forney, writing of the contest
at Vicksburg, says "I believe that Jefferson
Davis made a prediction recently to the effect
that the great battle of tbe war would be
fought in the valley of the Yazoo."
It is said there is not a chicken in Missis
sippi. The people down there are so hungry
tor something in the poultry line that they
could eat the weather-cock on a church steep's-
, , ; ;;. .
The editor of the Chattanooga Rebel aaya
that he flings the Confederate flag to the
breeze, ne bad better fling if to the waves
pitch it into tbe first stream he comes
a mmm m ' i
I beleev, ef tbe Copperheads wood behave
tbarselves, an' not drink too much whiskey,
they wood be as good Union men as the reb
els. J ist about. Artemtb Wad.
All of onr people owe allegiance, to tbe Gov
ernment, bnt with some of them it Is like the
otber debts tbey owe they'll never pay it.
Onr veracity is reckoned by what flows' from
tbe month, and onr veracity by the amount w
pat in it. ' :