Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, September 06, 1861, Image 1

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A. N. RMEEM, Proprietor.
AVIn. M. PORTER, Editor.
The CA 11 I r llltLD Is published weekly on a large
sheet contilning twenty eight columns, and f irnishod
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year. No subs , riptlons received fur a less period than
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sent to subscribers living out of Cumberland county
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ty. Those terms will be rigidly adhered to In all
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subsequent insertion. All advertisements otiose than
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orts of Pad or individual interest will be charged
5 cants per lino. 'the Proprietor will, not bo resumes!.
ble In tituvegos for errors in advertisements, Obituary
notlem nr Ilarrimges not eicepding Dye lines, will be
resorted without charge.
The fludislefiereld JOB PRINTINfI OFFTer: le the
I arreot and mAist enmplete establishment in the county.
Poor good Pres:es and a general variety of material
suito I fnr plain-And Fancy work of every kind. enables
us to do .101. Printing at the shortest notice and on the.
molt relsonahle terms. Perrone In went of Bills.
Rl3llkg nr anything in the Jobbing Mi.', will find It to
rihn interest to give no a rail.
Zustness Ear Os.
J. w. FO UTAK, Attorney at LEIN,
lA. Office with .1. R. Smith, Esq., in Glean' Row, In
roar of Frst Presbyterian Church. All Business en
trusted to him will be promptly attended to.
A. ()ARD.-DR. JNO. K. SMITH, re
sportfully announces to his old frl.nde and
former piteous, that he has returned from hie south
western tour. with his health greatly improved, and
boo resumed his practice in Carlisle.
OF ICE on Main ?treat. one door westortheßailrnad
Depot, whore he can be found at all hours, day and
niAllt, when not dirt professionally.
Carlisle, Oct. 26, 1859-tf
- ` — Oifice 3n SuutTAThnoYor Hi - Feet, y
by Dr. Smith.
TAR. S. B. KIEFFER Office in North
Hanover street two doors from Arnold & Son's
tore. Office hours. more particularly from 7 to 9 o'clock
A. M.. nd'from 5 to 7 o'clock, P. M.
'II4"-"maa".• o Liam DENTIST, from the Bel.
• - ad timer° College of Dental Surgery.
at the residence of his mother,East Louthet
street, three doors below Bedford.
March 19, 1856--tf.
lilt. J. C. N EFF respect
% fully informs the ladles and gentlemen
66 e10 of Carlisle and vicinity, that hehas re
sumed the practice of Dentistry, and Is prepared to pet.
form all operations on the teeth and gums, belonging
to his profession. Ile will insert full sets of teeth nti
gold or sliver, 14 Ith single gum teeth, or blocks, as they
may preter. Terms moderate to suit the times
South Hanover street,
next door to the Poet
Into Demonstrator otOper at iVEI Dentistry to the
Baltimore College of
Dental Surgery.
Office at his residence,
oprosite Berton Bait, West Main street, Carlisle, Penh
Nov. 11. 1857.
North Hanover Street, Carlisle.
Physician's prescriptions carefully compounded
A full supply of (cosh drugs and chemicals.
M. BIDDLE, Attorney at Law.
Mike, South Hanover Street with A. El
Sharpe F7F , 1 . Nov. 16, 1860.
t. removed his office to his New Muse, opposite
less' Hotel. [March 28.1804-tf,
EMO VAL.—The Hat and Cap store
herotofn, known as" KELLERS," has been re
moved directly opposite the old stand. two doors from
Arnold's clothing store. The buslurss will be conduct•
ed as heretofore. and all the goods, both home made and
city manurarture, warranted to give satisfaction ex re
commended. A full patronage is respectfully solicited
as every effort will be made to keep the assortment, of
ms and boys hats and caps complete, with priers to
suit the times. KELLER.
VI-Spring styles of silk hats now ready.
March la. UAL
h.s resumed the practice of the Law. Office In
Centre Square, west side, near the First Presbyterian
April 8, 1857.
P. EtUMILICH, Attorney at Law.
C o —OfTlee on North Hanover street; n few doors
south of Glass' lintel. All business entrusted to him
will be promptly attended to. [April lb.
J M. P1 , 7171t091: hall removed his °Mee In rear n
the Court Holum, whore be will promptly attend to all
business entrusted to him.
August 19, 1817.
Office with Wm H. Miller, Esq., South linnover Street,
opp .vile the VolUnteer Office.
Carlinle, Sep. 8, 1859,
000 & 008 Market St., above sixth,
JAMES W. POWER, Proprietor,
TERSIB:—II 25 per day. )030'55.
Hinneapolie, .ilipnesota.
IVILL give special attention to collections through
I'V out the State, make investments, buy and sell
Itcal•Mstate and securities. Negotiate loans, pay taxa
locate land warrants. its., kc. Refer to the members o
the Cumberland County Bar, and to all prominent sill•
liens of Carlisle, Pa.
S. E. Cur. 11th i t Market Sta.,
Jan. 4,1860
N. H.A NTCH, _
'Oppbeite-the Rail , Road Office.
ler Fall and Wint e r AStylOt; of Clothi,
p assitneres and Valings made to order.
' May 2,1880. ' ' .
ON and after this date will be sold by
ISAAC LIVINGSTON, at the North LSon'over
At greatly reduced prlcee: our , largo and sulizaton
Fine Cloth finite of every Style.
" Bilk &Caseintere "
" Pano y "
Itali .n Cloth " " '
" C.
" 'Tweeds and Woolen Mixed, do,
Also, a largs assortmout of overy style 41Uneno, In
Tory large rarlatios dud optimal assortment of Cotton'
Goods, .which we will make do order, or mill by the yard
or piece, at astonishingly lots prices, •
Do. You Want to Save ,
Then be sure to call at, the :North Hanover Street
...Nothing Somorium opposite the American. Mine,
where you can buy goods of prima to suit the Ones. •
Heavy and solemn, a cloudy column,
Through the green plain they martl 1 eg mime!
Measureless spread like a table dread,
For the wild grim dice of the iron game.
Looks aro bent on the shaking ground,
Hearts beat loud eith a knelling sound:
Swiftly by the breasts that must bear the burnt,
Gallops the major along the front;—.
. Halt I"
And fettered they stand at the stark command,
And the warriors silent, halt I
Proud In the bluish of morning glowing,
What on the hill-top shines In flowing
"See you the ihemanln banner waving?"
“We FOc the foeman's banner waving I"
"Clod be with \ou, children and wife I"
Hark tothe movie—the trump and the fife --
flow they ring through the ranks, which they route to
tho strife!
Thrilling they , sound, with their glorious tone—
Thrilling they go through the marrow/Ind bone:
Brothers. God grant, when this life la o'er,
In the world to c Imo that we meetonce morel
Bee the smoke how the lightning iselealing assunder
Hark I the guns. peal and peal how they boom In the!
thunder I
From host to hoot with kindling nound,
The shouting eignal eirelesround;
Ay. shout it forth to life or death—
Freer already breatheetho breath;
The war in waging, slaughter raging.
And heavy through the reeking pall
The Iron deeth•dice fell!
Nearer they clone—lien upon foes!—
'!Ready I"—from square to square it goes
They kneel as ono man, from flank to flank,
And the fire comes sharp from the foremost rank,
Many a soldier to earth is sent,
Many a gap by the ball is rent,
O'er the corpse before springs the binder man,
That the line may not fall to the fearless van. ,
To the right, to the left, and around and around;
Beath whirls In Its dance on the bloody ground, %,
God's sunlight is quenched In the fiery fight,
Over the host falls a brooding night!
Brothers, Gud grant, when this life is o'er,
In the life to come that we meet once morel
The dead men Ilit.bathed In the welterir g blood,
And the living are blent In the slippery flood,
And the fear, es they reeling end sliding go,
Stumble still on the corpses thaealeep below,
"What! Francis I " " Give Charlotte my last farewell
As the dying - man murmurs, the thunders swell.
give-0 God are their guns so near?
Hol comrades—yon volley I—look sharp to the rear?
I'll give to thy Charlotte thy lest fnrewell—
Sleep soft? where death thickest descendeth In rain,
The friend thou forsakent thy side may regain I"
Ilitherward, thitherward reels the tight;
Darkly and more darkly gloomy Into night,
Brotherp God grant, when thin life is n'er,
In the life to come that we meet once morel
Hark to the hoofs that galloping go,
The adjutant', flying—
The horseman prose hard on the panting foe,
Their thunder booms in (IN ,
Victory I
Terror bee seined on the dataarda alit
And their colors fall!
Aug. 1, '59
Cloned lathe burnt of the glorious right!
And the day like a conqueror, borate on the night,
Trumpet and fife nwelling choral along,
The trumph already sweeps marching in song.
Farewell, fallen brothers, though thin life be o'er,
There's another, in which we shall meet you once
[From the ‘.KNICERRIIOtMett "3
Of all humbugs there are none greater
than so•called Unanswerable Arguments.
Whenever you bear a man allude to such
logical fortresses, reader, as being under
his command, depend upon it that they
have never been attacked by a vigorous
foe, and that. they have been occupied by
a very vain and vapory garrison. No old
campaigner in the wars of Truth believes
in the existence of Unanswerable Argu
ments• •
Our Southern foes have always been
celebrated for unanswerable arguments,
and we have, like good natured ninnies
generally conceded all and every thing to
them. For instance, we say, Yes; oh
certainly,' when told that slavery
exist down South,' because only the ne•
gro can work there. Only the negro can
endure the climate, you know ' Now
treat this specimen of the Unanswerable
with a vigorous denial and see how it
comes out. Th• experience of the whole
world shows it to be a flat lie. You can
not point me out any thing within the
whole range of human efforts which a ne
gro can do but that a white man can do
it better. Cotton can be better cultivated
by white men than slaves ; if a black only
lives till thirty on a rice plantation, a white
can labor there till thirty five; or if ludo-
Germanic lives to be too expensive, •the
Cooley, who is a white manonayserve at
a pinch. - Rut this everlasting pestilential
rice field business has nothing'to do with
the question. It is not Rice but Cotton
for which Cuffy is kept; and cotton is
just as susceptible of small farm culture
as any other plant; witness the German
cotton-farms of Texas. As for the intoler
able heat, it is briefly an intolerable hum
bug. There are very few points in the
South where there is as much snffering
during the summer months from heat as
in Philadelphia, or where the nights are.
not cooler from being relieved either by
sea or mountain•breezes. Yet, there is
probably more hard work done in Phila
delphia and the vicinity during the sum
mer than in 'any other city of the same
population at the same time in the world:
So much for-an Unanswerable Argument.
Perhaps there are facts modifying my own
rebutter: Yes, 4 -and perhaps again.'—
But the arjument is not Unanswerable
Another of the preciotis, Impregnable
Positions is-the one so often advanced by
My Secession friends in a modified form
of What will he do with it? • ir,' ex
claims-a secessionist, (it is remarkable by
the way, that secessionists, like all Seuth
erns, are given-to_whaf poor. Winthrop
happily described as wearing black clothes
and saying Sir,) 4 What do you propose to
po with the--South,--even--granting-that--
you can, cunquer her? - Do you expect,
Sir, to' hold her as a conquered province:,
And if not—what then, Sir ?' Juat, at
`presprt, this particular .U,nanewerable' is in
higli`favor • rith the 'Dough faces, Compri) . -
misers,- and all .other. varieties :of that
Moial Mulatto animal, who- - flits bat-like
between the contending armies of the. Bird s.
and Beasts. Suppos,e we comp:ter it, what
shill-we--da-vith-our. -South
Before attacking this fresh Unanswer
able, let us turn it well over. The fact
is, that the WAR, in all its relations, is as
yet far from being understood. It takes
longer to lean a war than to learn a lan
guage. Nay, to fully comprehend one, it is
perhaps necessary to be born in a war and
grow up to it. A war does not seriously
paralyze manufactures, disorganize ex
changes and reverse all the conditions of
business when people are familiar with
and comprehend it. The great wealthy
towns of Europe which flourished along
the old line of Oriental trade—Augsburg,
Nuremberg, Bruges, Ghent and the rest,
grew up in war. The weaver sat sword
girt at his loom, and the Fugger drew his
little bill on London as he did his cross
bow on the enemy. They comprehended
Let us, then, to understand this war of
ours, begin by observing that no people
can be said to realize it, who intuitively
avoid all consideration of extreme meas.
ores of hostility. To win, one must be
prepared to go as far at least as the ad
versary. Moderately if we can, fiercely if
we must, is the rule popuhirly fortnulised
by the exhortation to some dallier of an
cient days by the expression. ' Shoot,
Luke, or give up the gun !' Here the
South -have an advantage over us; they
know their guilt, and knowing 'lore more
than we do. They have consequently
had no scruple in adopting extremely se
vere Measures from the beginning. They
have struck twelve to begin with. The
0.-5..%. had scarcely entered on their
bastard life ere Jefferson Davis promptly
proclaimed the adoption of privateering.
Privateering is in reality very nearly an
anagram flyr a synonym. Call it Pira
tecring, and you have what it amounts to
in_reality_siace -there—waa.--nev_er---yet---a
prize privateered in which some injury
was not inflicted in some way on neutral
parties. We, however, do not endure the
sending of vessels to ' skin' the Southern
coast and plunder the sea side plantations.
We have not got so flu' yet as to retaliate.
Pull retaliation is as yet only a future po 3-
sihility. Stick a pin there, reader, and
remember that from the refusing to abide
by the election in which they had taken i
chances, down to date, the Southrotis have 1
in every instance led in a'ggnission, in im
propriety, in dishonorable and irritating
. I
Since long-time, Northern men have
been frequently hung, robbed, tarred and;
feathered, or forcibly enlisted in the South.
In a few perfectly authentic instances, l
womon —ladies—have been imprisoned
and most infamously treated both by South
ern mobs and Southern magistrates, the
offence in some oases being that of express..
ing Union sentiments, but in ire frequent
ly the mere accident of' Northern birth.
Here with 114 secessionists 11 runt about in
society, act openly as spies, nay, as in
Breckirtridge's case, utter their insolent
treason in Con4ress, and are paid by 11:4
for so doing without the slightbst danger.
Here-also we have not , rot, so for as the
genial and fiery Solid7rons. They are
again in this, decidedly ahead. Obseive,
reader, I find no fault with the North.—
I simply say that we have all these things
as yet, otf our censeiences. We have not
swindled the South—millions of Southern
dolllars lie in New York banks—we might
nip' the foe in a thousand ways, were
we as nippingly inclined as he.
Again, how proper has been our con
duct as regards the negro ? On this sub•
ject the Southern alarm-clock long since
struck twelve in its loudest and most pro
tentous tones. I have enjoyed the ines
timable advantage of perusing in editorial
sanctums a fair share of such Southern
journals as have of late reached the North,
and can testify that on this subject they
have done their u' most to goad their read-
ers to madness. The main object of the
whole campaign, they say„ is simply to
excite black revolt, and urge them to make
of the South another San cum ngo ! Our
white troops have, they assert, been stim-
ulated by official assurances of unlimited
ravishing and plunder, among the first
families, but the negro is to be the great
aeent in all this hell-work. ' Lying,' ac
cording to Napoleon 1., is a power,' and
it must be conceded that, from this point
of view, our Southern cotemporaries are
wonderfully powerful men. They have
carrixl this tremendous and dangerous
power to the extreme of extravagance.—
Now, how is it here in the North? The
United States Government—very proper
ly, of course—is nervously_juixtous not to
offend any body concerned, by Indorsing
in any way tiegro emancipation. General
Butler is even very generally and popu
larly praised, because he, with .jurispru
dent shrewdness, solves the difficulty by,
pronouncing the negro a contraband. As
a contraband, Cuffy is allowed, ip very
limited numbers, to sweep up the camp,
and is ' returned' to any negro-thief from
over the border, who chooses to swear a
custom-house oath as to the property.—
(3 reat pains are taken to prevent the con-
traband from escaping North with Yankee
regiments; everything is done, in fuet,.to
establish a delicate'regard.for pro-slavery
feeling. Nothing is allowed in this ex
hibition to oflend the feelings of the most
fastidious!' So that it is not teibe much
wandefed at,, that John Bull, who has
ward so much of the d--d
-sts, is amazed that since we - have the
name so thorou - ghly and completely, we
have not, the pluck to secure a little! of
the game. John don't understan&us of
coarse I Meanwhile, our Christian ,for
bearanee is richly rewarded by the most
Cupolidouti,. overwhelming, . crushing and
tearing slander, trod lies 'coneeivable.—
That, is what we get for it.
So far so good. But the WAR is a ter
rible and'stupeodous truth ; whi3h, nipst
come to-a head. Sooner-or later will
;et to extremes. It is a great pity, a very
;refit pity, but extremes is'
_the wordy I
Aur sorry,to say it, .but no Man whO hSs
had his eyes open hero - among nil - since
,the war begun can doubt that tie fever
)r Abolitionism has. advanced with • un
nendeus strides since OM, South:. - hay
plunged into, the headlong career of false
lood, oppression and fury, Which charae
wind her. conduct-in . . the - War.-•: Our
leaders and diplomatists and parlor poli
ticians may proceed as gingerly as they
please, but the MULTITUDE are taking a
short-cut at the difficulty. We may re
gret it, hut there is no foaling With - fads.
The crevasse is cracking., deny it or
not, just as you please ; but unless the
South yields, the days of Slavery are
numbered. And not such a very long
number either!
Now we are .coming to the preliminary
question : What shall we do With our
South ?' If it refuses to conform - to the
Constitution, if it will not live amicably
with us under the mild and easy bond
which is essential-to our very existence,
why, the war must go on. On, on, on, as
I far as you please. The most terrible -de
feat shall not daunt us, and we eari 'bear
far more than our fiery foe. There is no
Waterloo for a Yankee. But every step
as we go on sees all the delicate scruples
of which I have spoken vanish; while ate
the end of' all rises the terrible sceptre of
comple e, unanimous Abolition.
You men of' the South, who have yelled,
gasped, and howled Abolition' for so
many years at every fluttering Northern
rag, do you know what that wolf will
look like when he really comes ? You
cried ' Wolf, wolf!' and the douirh-faces,
ay, and true Northern shepherds, too, have
run time and again to help you, and found
that it was all naught. GOD help you
when he comes, for you will see him like
the wolf Penris of Noithern fable, whose
hell.flatning jaws are to swallow a world.
Keep quiet, there has been no abolitionism
as yet. Ido not think that even in the
tbune office there is even a thorough
out-and-out abolitionist; that is to say,
one of those intermediate links betWecn
Red Jacobin and the Devil. who would
literally—San-D mingo Your_w.hole_coun,
try with blood and fire. But gate le loupl
beware the wolf ! Put fire to gunpowder
and it will explode, though all the holy
ones of earth were worshipping around it.
Awl the gunpowder is all here.
An abolitionized North would be a belt
of ruin to a slave-holding South, though
the latter had ten times its present power.
As I said of the war, nobody has as yet
learned it in all its fullness. When s.
man becomes an out-and-out abolitionist,
he thinks that to free a negro,,and if need
be kill his mister, is to do Got) service.
He becomes a fanatic of the most terrible
type. Keep on with your pirate priva
teering, your intolerable lies, robberies
and murders, and you will see these fa
natics springing up by millions. You
have heard of the late great military ris
ing in the North. of the men who pour in
to be enlisted, of the rnillionm• subscribed.
Let real aboliti mism go on at the present
rate, and, as the LORD liveth, tee will
be, a rising compared to which the excite.'
tent will as a Inciter m itoh to a pow.'
der-mill explosion. For then your las
active, fearfully active, foe will be the last
living man of the North.
The not very scrupulous multitude will ,
in time wary of in kcisive strife, and be-;
gin to look about for means to effectually:
smash the South. Beware of a man who
has a revolver in h's hand, while his brain
is seeking an argument to let drive at you,
for there is great danger that he will
speedily find one. When the Abolition I
revolver begins to spin, look out. There
will be little dread Aim of what we shall
do with you if conquered. A South with
out negro slaves cannot be imagined as
existing. You can be reduced to terri
tories, or whatever we please. There is,
nothing but the negro in you; he forms
your whole character!
When the North nftcially recognizes
the freedom of the black, the jig will be'
up. How long will it take for the mul
tude to be ready for any thing? There'
are not many widows and orphans and!
brotherless brothers and fathers without
sons as yet. Only here and there I hear
a sad wail. But wait till they are plenty;
wait. till Southern falsehood and cruelty
and treason have hung crape on ten thous
and doors ! God avert that day. But it
is not what I wish or what you wish, but
the inevitable Must with which we have
hero to deal.
When the bereaved multitude clamor
for the recognition of general emancipa
tion there will be very little trouble as to
W hat we Shall Do with Our South.
SECESSION ANECDOTE. —.Iames Jackson. of
North Alabama, well known in New Orleans,
particularly to the turfites. thereabouts, vol
unteered a a private, and joined the Fourth
Alabama 'Regiment, whiorenffered so severely
on the 21st, On the first charge of that gal
lant regiment Jackson was shot through the
lungs, and when the regiment was pressed
back he was left among , the killed and
wounded. Shortly after a Yankee approached
hint and said " Friend, you appear to be
badly wounded ; what can I do for you ?"
Jackson replied. "Soto water, for Gott's
rake!" The Yankee, in giving him the water
noticed - a fine fob akin hooked in his vest,
and said, " Young man,'l see you cannot: sur •
vivo; Ore me your watch sod I will send it
to your mother " Jim looked at him askant,
and said, " Horse, that game is played out,;
I know you will take the watch from me, and
I want to make .a trade with you. If you will
,place me in the shade and fill my canteen with,
water, I will give you the watch." The trade
was atruok in a minute-, and after pleeing him
in the shade and filling his canteen until it
gurgled over, Jim told him to. unhook her and
draw her out; and before he left said to him
that if ever he should make a match ratiti, and I
Wished to know the'speed othitrhorse, to One
him with that watch, for he had given $285
for It at LiVerpool, and' there never was a
better one turned out from the manufactory.
Jim is getting well, having laid until Monday
about ten o'ol-ok before he was found, and
declared that his watch trade was the best he
ever had made since he had arrived at 111813'i
RELAXATION.—That rest of the body which
suceeeds,to hard and industrious toil, is not
to be compared with the repose which Cite
mind under similar -eirelmstanees:—
The - - mind _ cannot.. be slimy*. iletttive- . - the
heart cannot support continual agitation, nnd
both the one and .the other requires time for
Forte.—Hope writes the poetry of a boy
"but" Memory that of a man. looks for
rard with manes, but baokwnrd with sighs.-
Such is the wittoproiridonoo of god. " The cnp
of life ifrarteritest' at the brim; the thiscr ie
impaired as ws drink deeprr t , and the dregs
are made bitter that we may not Strives irhen
It iittiken'froirt our Ups.
It was the most golden and glorious of
September days. The veil of blue hare
hanging like a canopy over the distant
hills seemed absolutely to quiver in the
radiant glow of autumn snnshine, and the
grapes, whose amethystine clusters blush
ed through the trellis of clinging leaves,
grow deeper in color and more gloomy, as
if they had stolen the imperial dye of a
thousand purple sunsets and brilliant
dawnes, as the sun mounted higher in the
cloudless dome of heaven. No frescoed
ceiling, hung with jeweled pendants was
ever more beautiful than this arbor of
grape leaves where the light and shadow
in fitful arabesques with every moving
wind—and so thought Richard Mayfield,
as lie came slowly up‘the garden path that
led to his brother's house.
The mansion itself, however, was far
from presenting the gala aspect that per
vaded all nature, and our hero's counte
nance underwent a ludicrous transforma
tion as he eyed the open windows and
" By all the powers," said he to him
self, "If Isabel ain't cleaning hou'e
again ! Well, women are the most unac
countable beings! Ido believe they de
light in turning things upside down, and
making themselves and the rest - of the
world uncomfortable. What's the use of
choking people with du-t, and deluging
them_ with soap and water twice a year ?
However, let the dear enigmas have their
own way. I'm sure I am the last per
son to oppose them.
With these philosophical reflections yet
in his mind, Mr. Mayfield deftly threaded
his way through a colony of white-wash
pails and lime kettles that surrounded the
front door, and entered upon the scene
trf - ircti - mr — lrwa - s — cio:itY — p - talli - Trom the
shout with which the children greeted
his appearance that he was a general fa
" Hallo, Uncle Dick, we're cleaning
house !" cried Master' Henry Augustus
Mayfield, who was mounted astride of a
doublvd up feather bed; castigating it
fearfully with his mother's best silk para
" Ain't it splendid, Uncle Dick ?" ex
claimed Miss Julia who was endeavoring
to pry out the principle of sound from a
thirty dollar music box, by introducing, a
carving knife into its exterior works
while Mrs. Mayfield half distracted by
calls from divers directions was totally
unconcious of the mischief being wrought.
" Dick, I am so puzzled and annoyed,
she said. Here is John called to the city
by a pressing law-suit, and the whole
house upside down I"
" Thought that was what you ladies
liked," cried Dick, perching himself upon
the top of the dining table, and rescuing
a shell basket from the destructive grasp
of the smallest Mayfield of all.
" ANd my cook has gone and the fire
won't burn, and the will whiters haven't
come this morning, and the parlor ceiling
is half unfinished and you know the sew
ing society is to be here torn irrow night
—and Dick what shall I do f"
" Don't fret!" said Richard, soothingly,
" I'll make the fire burn, or know the
reason why; and I'll finish the ceiling
for you"
" You !"
"Yes, me. Didn't I whiten my own
room at college, when we boys smoked it
into the c)lor of an old snuff box 7 Aad
then I'll tack the carpet down and see
about putting those dislocated bedsteads
together." •
" B ut D ick, you must be too tired after
dancing till twelve o'clock at the pio-nio
last night."
"Me tired ? Fiddlestick ! Where's
the refractory stove?"
The very fire was not proof against sun
ny determination. It boke into a cheer
ing blaze the moment he attacked its citi,
del, and Isabel's face brightened simulta
neously. The skill with which he neat
erected a scaffolding and mounted thereon,
with a panoply of white wash pails and
brushes was perfectly astounding, the
more so, as his slender figure, and rather
pale complexion, aristocratically small
feet and hands, conveyed the idea of one
who this adapted only to Broadway pave-
ments and glittering bull rooms
" I suppose the workmen didn't leave
their wardrobe, when they went away last
evening, Bell?" he auked, when he hud
scaled the rather perilous height.
"No,", said his sister in-law
"Then just hand up that old sheet—
and a piece of bed-cord yonder. Now,
don't you admire nay tout ensemble?"
." Uncle Dick looks like a ghost," said
Master Henry Augustus.
" No he don't—he looks like the old
miller down at the pond," stuck in Miss
"Upon my word, I don't know which
is the most complimentary," observed
Richard dryly. "Now, then, clear the
track, every soul of you and give me a
And he worked on, now pausing to sur
vey his achievi3nients, but oftenest of all
relapsing into thoughts of the beautiful
young damsel,at-tho,pio•nio last night who
had been so studiously cold and reserved
towards, him
"'She won't like merthoug,ht he, "and
can't for the life of me tell why. Well
as I said before, women are uuacdounta-
ble concerns."
* * * *
" Atny,"' said 111iss BroVnileigh to her
pretty young-cousin, ".1. - wish you would
jiiitTrun over to Mrs. Mayfield's with this
note. The ,ehildren are, at school and I
have-no one to send•"•
" Oh, no," said, ;Amy, 'while- a fresh
tinge-suffused--her delicate cheek. • "I
Aoki% want_ to_ encounter_ that superfine
"Nonsense, he isn't there—he is 'stay
ing with , 'Jerry Franklin. 4-
" Oh; then 1 will take the note," said
Amy rising,`'and looking round for her
coquettish littlesipSy lat. •
".You are : the ',strangest girt, Amy,"
said her cousin. What can be„the rea
son that you dislike. Richard Mayfield.?
- Ile is so : handsome mid so talented-"-
" I don't fancy these merely ornamental ever may befall them they will not with
people," said Amy demurely. "My has- honor; these are the moments when the
band must be of some use in the world." absolute coward suffers more than death—
" How do you know but that Mr. May-- when if not certain he would be shot in
field is ?" his tracks he would turn and flee. Fight
" Can't be possible," said Amy, archly ing is very hard work; the man who has
shaking her curls. " His hands are too passed through a two hours' fight has
small for anything but lemon colored kid lived through a great amount of mental
gloves. Lill wager a new bonnet, Alice, ' and physical labor. At the end of a bat
that he never did anything more labori- tle 1 always found that I had perspired so
ous than to carry a box of eigars in his profusely as to wet through all my thick
life !" 'woolen clothing, and when I got cool I
Miss Brownleigh laughed, and Amy was as sore as if I had been beaten all
passed out of the vine-wreathed porch, over with a club.
wonderino• ° within herself whether Mr. When the battle commences the feel-
Richard Mayfield had been very much ings undergo a change. Rea ler, did you
vexed because she had refused to dance ever see your house on fire If so, it was
with him the evening before. I then you rushed into great danger; it was
Mrs. John Mayfield's house was at no I then you went over places, climbed ever
great distance, and as Amy was quite in- walls, lifted heavy loads, which you never
titnate with that lady, understood the do- could have done in your cooler. moments;
mestic saturnalia that was at present you then have exrrienced some of the
transpiring within her domains, she did excitement of a soldier in battle. I al
not think it necessary-to knock, but opened ways knew my danger—that at any mo
the door and walked in without •cerement I was liable to be killed, yet such
mony. was my excitement that I never fully re-
There stood Dick, the apex of a pyre- alized it. All men are not alike; some
midal scaffolding of boards, his fine broad- are cool; some are perfectly wild or crazy;
cloth raiment obscured by a lime-splashed others are so prostrated by fear that they
sheet w:lich was girdled about his waist by are completely unnerved—an awful slak
e ponderous knot of rope, and his black ing and relaxation of all their energies
curls over-shadowed by a coarse old straw takes place, awful to behold—they trem
hat, working' away as if for dear life. ble like an aspen, slink into ditches and
His back was toward the door, and sup- covert places, cry like children, and are
posing the step to be that of his sister-in- totally insensible to shame—dead to every
law, he said gaily, without turning his emotion but the overwhelming fear of
head— stant death. We had a few, and but a
" What! is the carpet ready so soon, few, of such in our army.
Bell? I'm just through hero, and I'll As the two armies were facing each
come and tack it down in just one min- other it was remarkable to see the cool
ute." ness of our men. There they stood, chew-
Notreceiving any answerhe threw down ing bits of biscuit, and talking about the
the brush and turned round. Mexicans—some wondering if they would
hlisv Brow-n - frght - T - etlieruatlif - theY
He had never looked so handsome in and like demons; etc. I kept my eyes on
his life—and that was the first thought the artillery of the enemy, and was look
'that rushed through Amy's mind, in the ing toward their right wing when sud
midst of her embarrassment; for Dick denly a white curl of aruoke sprang up
had the advantage of the young lady in there from one of their guns, and then I
this respect—she was embarrassed and saw the dust fly some distance in front
he was not. ' where the ball struck. Instantly another,
He sprang hastily to the ground, and and then another rich ourl of smoke arose,
threw off his ghostly habiliments. succeeded by a booming sound, and the
" You must think I have a curious taste shot came crashing toward us. The ene.
in customs," he said archly, "but the my fired very rapidly, and their balls
truth is, Isabel has been disappointed in knocked the dust about us in all dire°.
her hired help, and mother is away from tions; some went over our heads, others
home, so lam helping her to clean up the struck the ground in front and bounded
house !" away.
" I did not know—l thought you had Our batteries now went to work and
no taste"—stammered Amy, unconscious- poured in upon them a perfect storm of
ly speaking out her thoughts. iron; Lieut. Churchill and his men began
" You supposed that I was nothing with their eighteen pounders, and when
more than ail ornamental piece of furni- the first was fired it made such a loud re
ture? Ask Isabel about that," said Dick, port that our men gave a spontaneous
half •piqued, half smiling. " But can I shout, which seemed to inspire us with
be of ally- use to you now?" renewed confidence. I could hear every
'6, I had a note from my cousin, for Mrs. word the lieutenant said to his men.
Mayfield," said Amy, still speaking above When the first shot was fired he watched
a Breath. the ball, saying, "Too high, men; try
" She has gone down to the farther or- another!"—" too low, men ; try again--
chard," said Dick. "It is some distance I the third time is the charm !" The third -
and not a very straight path If you will shot was fired, and I saw with my own
wait until I remove a little of this lime I eyes the dreadful effect of that and the
shall be happy to escort you down there." following shots. " That's it, my boys I"
Half an hour ago, Amy would have shouted Churchill, jumping up about two
-haughtily informed him that it was un- feet; "you have them now keep her at
necessary for her to trouble him—now that;"- and so they did, and every shot
she stood and waited. tbre complete lanes through the enemy's
It was a long walk. under the over- lines • but they stood it manfully. The
spread shadow o noble apple trees, bend- full chorus of battle now raged; twenty
ing with their weight of crimson arid rus- three pieces of artillery belched forth
set fruit, and through meadows ankle deep their iron hail.
in purple and bloom, and nodding plumes We were ordered to lie down in the
of golden red, yet for all that, Amy was grass to avoid the shot; this puzzled the
quite surprised when Mrs. Mayfield came enemy, and they could not bring their
in sight, bearing a basket of rosy checked guns to bear upon us, making our loss
peaches from a pet tree beyond the rest. very small. Many were .the narrow es-
We believe it is one of women's special capes; one- ball came within ,six inches
and incontrovertible privileges to change of my left side. The force of the shot
her mind—therefore nobody was much was tremendous; a horse's body was no
astonished when three months subs!- obstacle at all: a man's leg was a mere
quontly there was a rumor of the engage- pipestem. I watched the shot as it struck
went of Mr. Mayfield and Miss Brown- the roots of the grass, and it was Elston
leigh ! Still, however, Dick always de- ishing how the dust flew. In about an '
clared that it was an insoluble mystery hour the grass caught' on fire, and the
to him that when serenades and schottish- clouds of smoke shut out the opposing ay
es, poetry and perfumes bad all failed to mies from view. We had not as yet lost
gain an entrance to the maiden's heart, a a man from our regiment. In the ob
whitewash brush should have been the scurity the enemy changed their line, and
unromantic weapon which at last brought the eighteen-pounders, supported by our
down the barri'cides ! regiment, took a new position 'on,a little
, .
rise of ground. As we moved on to the
spot a S'ix-pound shot carried away,the
lower jaw of Capt. Page, and then took -
off a man's head on the right as clean as
with a knife The blood- of poor Page
was the first blood I saw; he was knocked
down in the grass, and as he endeavored
to raise himself he presented such a
ghastly spectacle that a sickly, fainting
sensation came over me, and the memory
of that night I shall carry with me to my
dying day. A little later Major Ringgold
was mortally wounded at his battery; I
saw him just after it. The shot had torn
away a portion of the flesh of his thighs;
its force was tremendous, cutting off both
_pistols at the looks, and also the
withers of his horse, a splendid steed,
which was killed to put him out of mis
ery. The enemy tried hard, but without
avail, to hit our eighteen-pounders. The
battle continued till night put mn end to
the scene. We bivouacked where we
were, and laid on our arms ; we slept,
however, btit little, thinking we might-be
attacked in our sleep.
The enemy had been very severely
handled,- owing to the superiority of our
artillery. The gunners went intojt more
like butchers than military men.; each
stripped of his coat, rolled up hie Weevils;
and tied his suspenders around- his waist;
they all wore red flannel shirts, and, there
fore, were in _uniforuu.—To-see-them-lim
bering and unlimbering, firing a few shots,
then dashing through the smoke, and then •
to fire . again with lightning-like - Tapiclity,
partly hid from view by dense clouds of
smoke and dust, with their dark red shirts
.find naked arms, yelling, -at .every shot
they .made, reminded ins of a band of de
mons rather, than of men.
A soldier, in his narration of personal
adventures in the Meiican war, published
in "Howe's Achievements of Americans,"
gives some interesting items on this head
in his description of the battle of Palo
Alto, the opening battle of the war: •
When all was ready, both armies stood
still for about twenty minutes, each wait
ing fbr the other to begin the work of
death, and during this time I did not see
a single man of the enemy move; they
stood like statues.
We remained quiet with two excep
tions : Gen Taylor followed by his staff,
rode from right to loft at a slow pace,
with his leg thrown over like a woman,
and as he passed each regiment ,he spoke
words of encouragement. I know not
what lie said to others, but when he came
up to whore we stood'he loooked steadily
at us; I suppose,' to see what' effect, the
novel circumstances in which we were
placed had upon us, and as he gazed he
said : , " The bayonet, my hardy cocks !
the bayonet,is the thing !" The other
occasion was that of Lieut. Blake, of the
engineers, who volunteered to gallop along
the enemy's line, in front of both, armies,
and count their guns: and so close did he
go that he might have been shot a hun
dred times. One of the officers of en-'
'emy, doubtless thifiking some com
irsounication to make, rode ant to meet him;
Blake, however, paid no attention to him,
but rode or 4 and then, returned and re
ported - to Taylor.
Thus stood these two belligerent armies,,
:face to face. What were the,feelings of
these thousands 1 How many ,c,iloughts
and fears were crowded into those few mo
menta ! Look at our men I calmy
sweat is settled all over faces slightly pale,
Uot from : cowardly fear,
_but from an awful
sense of peril,, combined with a determi
nation nut to flinch from duty. These ,
are, the moments in which true / soldiers re
sign themselves to their fate,,and_ console
themselvel,with.the reflection-that what-
f *1 50 per annum in advance
1 $2 00, if not paid in advance
THE WAY IV WiN L HIM:-A fast girl
fails to catch a lord and- !pager, because
some other girls are rather faster. And
ev'n alast man, fears to take a wife -if
fist, who'll be bound' fast to him for
tar The hypocrite steals the meet,' Ibis the
moot, end• preys the, loudest.. , • .
NO. 41.