The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, December 17, 1862, Image 1

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M. Dicillarsteb Proprietor
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*Devoted. to the datiaeofnelitiblii:iiiiiin,
Atefests of Agriculture, the advancement
of Education,. and. they beat good. of _Potter
toakoly:' Olvning no-guide 'except . that of
Prineiplecit - Will'endeayer to aid in the work
of more fuliz?Fseedcaplzipg:oßr-.qourttry•
DYERTISEMENTS inserted at the following
rotes, eidelit
.11311MIre110 insertion, - - 50
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X4elksubsequent insettionlessthan 13; ."-"- '25
•I - Scus:re threeinonths, -- - - 250
I " six - " 400
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" one :.year, 6 00
Golamn -- -'.20 00
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•-4 ,, -4 , - -*-mac- - - 20 00
Administrator's -or Executor's Notice,- . - -2 00
-.l4isiness-Caidi, - Blines or - less:per - year 3 00
:liiiett&l and Editorial Notices; pei line, 10
* * *All transient,advertisements, ninst.:be
Judd - in idvance, and no notice will be taken
of advertise'ments from a distance, unless they
Flaccomitinied by the money or satisfactoiy
• * * *Blanks, 'arid- Job : Work of all -kinds,at
I,,e.iylvd. to. protn Ely and fiitlifnlly. "-
BUSINESS CAI-11,115;.--'-'1
E UL A lAA
ISTAWDAleetins on the 2nd and 4th Wed nes
days of each month: — Also Rasonic anther
lugs 4iireverY Wednesday Evening, for worm
•:'and practice,_ at their , Hall in Coudersport.
TIHOTHY IVES, W. 3L _
Bmuum. 'Sec'y.
TOHN s.' MANN,
VTORNEY 'AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Pa.iu will attend the several
Coiirts in Potl - er and M'Kean Counties. -All
i.Saiiness entrusted in his care *will receii - re
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• prompt attention.. Office corner of West
and Thir '
d.streets. I -
' -. .ART - filift' G. 'OLMSTED,
ATTORNEY & -tbENSELLOR
tide r - spott; Pa'., will attend to all business
ontruated to. his ,eo.re, „with prorpptues _anti
, ftdt'ity. „Office on Soth-west cornerof Main
aid Fourth streets:
ISAAC BENSON
ATTORNEY - AT LAW, Couddrsporti Pa., will
attend to all•bnsiaess entrusted to him, with
. care and prOmiTtess. OtTie on Second st. - ,
near the Allegheny Bridge.
F. W. KNOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
regularly•atteutl the Courts in Potter and
...the adjoining. Counties.
ELLISON,
1 7P.A.C.T MING - PHYSICIAN, Coudersport, Pa..
r•snectfully informs the-citizens of the
vil
.. Ind vicinity - that he will promldy re.
to all calls for professional services.
Office on Maio st., in building formerly oe.
cnpied:by . C. W. Ellis; Esq.
C. S. E. A. JONES,
DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS
Oils, Pitney Articles, Stationery, Dry Good:,
Groceries, kc., CoLiders'pOrt; Ps,: .
• '' -D. E. OLMSTED,
DEALER INj DRY GOADS, READY-MADE
..'-Clothing, .criacifery, Groceries, Sc., Main st.,
• t'euderspoit, - Pa. - ...,.
, . -. SMITH,
, _ COLLINS,
DEALER in ,pry Goods,Groceries, Provisions,
Hardware, iQueensware, Cutlery, and -all
Goods usu;;lry': found in r. country Store.—
Conderspor, Nov. 27, 18il.
W. MANN,
DIALER LEI BOOKS & STATIONERY, MAG..
AZINES anti 3lusie,_. W. corner of Mair.
•ad Third sts., coudersport, Pa.
- COUDERSPORT HOTEL,
D_. F. .G.L.tSUIRE, Proprietor, Corner o
' lilarriand Sehond Streets, Coudersport, Pot=
ter Co.; '
A Livery Stable is also kept in conned
Olen with this hotel.
MARK GILLON, TAILOR—DearIy opposite the Court House—
:trill nartke,c4l -clothes intrusted to him in
thelMqs,t,.spd bust styles - 7 -Prices to suit
the him a call. _ 13.41
.;kN,I3.R.E W. SAN B E ItG .41 BRUS;
TANNERS:AND ; CURRIERS.—Hides tanned
'on thgstigs, in the—befit manner. Tan.
nerY„,99 : the? east, side - of Allegany, river.
Caufferspo - rt,P'otter county; Pa.. H -y 17;61
, a 9I 4 IO_TED _KELLY, - •
DEALER IN STOVES, Tlti & SHEFT IRON
' WARE, Main st„ nearly opposite the. Cgiqi
House, Condetsport; Pa: Till' and - Sheet
Irori Ware made to-order, in good style, on
.
Ulysses ~A ca.demy
Miff letiii ns as Principal; Mr.E.II.CAMPBELL,
PreeeptreSv_Afrs.-NETTLEJONES_ GRIDLEY ; As.
iistat4;:Mks - 4'. E °Alum KLL. The expenses
per Tirt . n'a'rei"Tuitlon, from $5 to $ 6;
fivia - $1.58i651 . :75, - per Niedk;:ltocans for"Self
boarding from $2 to $4. Each term Ccirnmelices
*pan 'Wednesday and continues Fourteen
weeks: Fall Wintertefr
Dee-191k 1892,.;.' an d_ „ipring term, March 25th,
-0: R. , BASSETT; President.
tRIDL EY, Sect'y.
Lexisyille r .lpiy 8, .1 ; 862. -;
UNION, HOTEL,
pouIqYi:P.ENN.,
• A. S., ARC ISTRONG
lIAVING refitted an d
,' netvly. furniibpd the
house on Main Street, recently 'occupied
by is .prepared to abconnnodate the
relibg pablicians good style as can be had
?otitiiag,,tblit can
.ba„any ,way in
etiiiie the iioniferte'of: the linests will be ne
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EZIEZZI
THE
trsi Intliiiiig; tlirti topic i. uscuMed with
a good sense, wit, and pra. aloes, which
leave little to be desired.
• The authoress conced e : at ,
.. ee , Fuld
, gracefully that Men •hav in tie race "Ot
I life, the advantage in p. t of irength. I
land that it is far better t et - ti in have
the hard knocks., (which '; teb
, y , must,
take in this world,) and 7, thtisowingd
Plowing, reaping, hammet.., tluilding,
Jawing, fighting and the rid: OceteraS
of il.turld's rough work.
.' le 41 argu-'
meat that woman has, ev4theless,
.
capacity fon .• great aciii'dit ojliii the
u k
rough and dusty places Iv re lien toil,
is summarily disposed of: 1 1
,"Now don't Overwhelm - 1 . -re .4 - .1461.-
rent of platitudes about tiro al oppor:
(unities fOr self-sacrifice, m allieroisui;
silent iufluence,• might of ytiand alt
that cut:liitil.dried woman' Spire-ism ;
pray. don't:: Lkuowall tibu it. Tcouldi
write an octave
„volume
,o tho übject„
with dediutiou,-iiatroccet . , p . ace and'
appendix; but.just go to w . ow the
next rainy day, and nodee fi woman
who passes, - See how ,is reed to
i
concentrate all "the encr s. of' 'tad and .
bddy on - herself and h Otifie . ; One,
delidate hand.:elings dpeiutel to the
unwieldy !Unibrella,;. t. 'ooer s,cease•
lessly str,uggliag t'olre
ytn• li d of the
toultitedinuus draperiA ' and'' f book,
basket, or, bundle cla O.•Sliait3 ..f lei
_ 3
attention, 1 her *ease - itiabll indeed.
Down goes one fold
. ri th m mwepfing• i l
stone, detected only p omouS`flap.
pity , e' agaiost•the'nel en the garment
hasbecome saturated ooseped •tiold oe .
the umbrella ; of whit?akesi advantage,
and ; irutuediately ayrit inmainerit. sever.
the gutter—a convu aiid,..raodom
clutch at the peak() •
righted, n suddeit
to bearit away, and; ,
sufficienti to detain it
tailly comes to,the're
draperies down on • th
another: clutch, - itnot
forward:l imarch,!• and
tiragglekend. •-• •
"Stalll 7 —•ptalk-r 7 stal
man behind 'tier." St
passed.
of. slE.thi
block. ,
"Of course •1
lightly poiiitig liisxvfin
overcoat . : 40iosu ; butt°
tight' fi tti rrouseis
mous india rubber _bo
storm to him ?
"Is' this: a small'' er ?," Beloved
friend; smaller matters these: hiiVe
swayed the world ;itri thchisandeueli
small matters markthsldhoOd,
and maturity of twies.'boueand small
mediand . ,s
9/tin itiligtroOg. , -; . -dididngs. g mid:
. donIC mind it. They open dnoratitt
NI
t— c.• 't::-'"+ [Ficitlijitie: ire
I "OLD S
"Hung be the heav
- yr.y r
! •
His mighty life was b
By Carolina's fiery s
The p'ustilence that waii .
Smpte him before hi;
The Constellations of
The Pleiades, the S.
Looked sadly down to
To sae a natiOn,!Ne.u.
111.
..'i.SeruLlum_ to. us...the.s
- - - 14 YOn'416..nntleel his
Your petty great men a
The measure of his e
IV.
"Send him to us. Thif
"Not mid your puny:
You sucrifieed him . in
OCenvies, Strifeiinad)
"His eye could rpierce
Ilis,gar could hear or ,
Could follow all our
"Send Lim to us 1, no mt,
No hero slain in righitit
-.No minuted saint-Conk*
A holier welcome fbott
VIP
Take pip, yo stars., 415'4
To your . vtist rmiltnlotl
But once helurned frciu
Ilis'name on martialsc,
I
That once was when his.' , llr4ry's call
Said danger to her fig vas nig i
j
i
And then her banner's •, s dinna d all
The radiant. lights wis4sgemtne the sky
Take birn, loved orbs I his country's life,
Freedom for all—foi lie be wars ;..,
For these lie welcome; ~r xiodi strffe;'
And followed in thJilike I •
•
.14"91n0n PiscOss
The New York Ale c 7
.
ha,s9 read opt q. fP I I.
.' rig WI'S 6 . t .. kornaiii' ill
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neither witty nor wise n
others, we have beret. ,
iteraaon of these elaluz.
nuisance. In the voio
essays styled Cottniry L,
The umbrella
wit:MOH - tens
brind not- boine
other- involum.
sli.eep:gb
. 8 verneUf." then
• • .8
adjnstiiient--
to the dreary
•
owes up the
builds
lk—lie- id'ont
-ried• d eiueld
hatid
a rizaterproof ,
to the Ain,'
ed into• etior-
What is the
Ilebotea fo tfie iTiociples of li.qo Qcf - ooeilo9, of
CIOUDERSFORT,USTTERMOTINTY, pA., IFOIVESDAY,DEEETER 7 1 ; 1136ie
'Ost]
Its.,,
the dampest weather. They can unstrap
trunks,..Witpput, .a. : M . l3otiVessel,
tuft - Ile - pi in 's moment
which women
lost their temper and lamed their fitigerli
over for half an hour, look down Treei
pioactinditiolliecoliti3.ldialy;ktuxt- tri iixe4
other prostrate and not be stunned! You
may strike them with all.your might on
the cli,Rtizattcljtitigm'Orltrytilepa in the
least,(T mean if.you are a.woman.) They
never grow nervous and cry. They go
up ; !iptiatt-,tbr i esat i a time. ;_lbpy,rkumne
hand - 44 - fi l fatirtrarefate fri I e,dflitAtith
out touching. In short, they do every
thing easily. which women try to do and
cannot. ;•••..:1 O. ;2
"Moreover, men arts in 'easy to get
along with.' They are good-natured, and
anveniiatlyibli - 341apd)pece . volent.—
Women criticise you, not unjustly, per
haps, but relentlessly. They judge you
in detail, men onty_ip Oa whole. If your
dress is treet;*illtirttiVeind'well-toned,
naerrwill not notice it, except a few man
milliners, and a few others who ought to
be, and tikwlibtli -- tipibiton.i - wirpay 110 re
gard. If you will only sit .still, 'hold rip
your head, and speak when you are spoken
to, you cans-bp;:vgry7oinfortable. ;I do
not mean that men do not and cannot ap
preciate female brillincy; but if yon are
la good listener, and in'tbe right r eceptive
aiooii, yeti eah;spe r trit'itailfeili- very''plea's
an tly without it. , But. a woman finds
out in the first three minutes that the
fringl,oifyour dress if not a, taatcli,' l - ,:kii
four, she has discovered that the silk of
your sleeve is frayed at the edge. In five,
that the binding tetlilt-heel ar'your boot
is worn out. By the sixth, she has sat
' isfactfaly_iis'e,ettititi."(d i iviitOlie)S - afpected
the first moment she 'set her eyes ou you,'
that yon trimmed your bonnet yourself.
Tii`e'egVentir assures ilia I.liiit''yoifr dollar
is
,only 'imitation,' and when you part, at
the'end orten ullifiltes;sbe'h'as f alanlited,
(kwith tolerable acapracy.,,tho,cost ef„Yoer
dress, has leveled her mental eyeglass at
all your- innoctinClittle -subterffigeS, and .
kn ows t,pro....t.,tu_ty - :y m u r - past
tory, etieSent diraiiiiat - aillieg; - an fut'tire
prospects. Well, what harm if she does ?
None in particular. It is only being
stretched on the rack a little while. You
have no . . reason_to be ashamed. Your
boots aro only beginning to be shabby,
and we all know the transitory nature of d l
galloon. Your fringe is too dark, but you
ransacked the city and did yOur best,
'angels couldde no more: :..Yoti.trimilied
your bonnet . yourself, and saved two doh
lars, wtidli — wasitsr : Whit you iniended 'to !
do. 'The means were worthy,
; and the
end was won.' your lace is not real, ac
cording tir:the 'ant; rpf t.:lloliPplieepers4,
but is real—real cotton ; real linen, real :
silk, or whatever the material may be,,
and, you . never pretended it . was pouiton
: or 'point lace is - § - efi'arid'ivhite and
fine, and sets off the throat and wrists
prettily, I don't see why it may not-just
.as-: Wel I -Lie tuade.ein Americafor. two' nenri '
a yard, as in Paris for two dollars, or two'
hundred. In fact, this whjle matter of
lace is...som,o,thing,.entireiy peyond by
comprehension. 'Wtiy, I have seen wallet]
who, in the ordinary affairs of life, were
neat to a,fault,.,j,ust now .fall dow,ii and
worship
. a bit. Of 'dingy; 'old 'yellovi . lace,
that looked fit for nothing but the wash
tub; and w h en remonstrated with, excuse
theinkelimi by sayi s ug, .Why;-it.i4.lfty - sir
five hundred years old ;' which may -be a
very lucid explanation, but I cannot say
I faily:understap_d and appreclete,it.„:
•
"But if men, in their strength and
courage and independence, are enviable',
men in their gentle,nesp are . irreaistable.
You expect it in - Ni)eien. It 'is' ibeir at:
with black."
ed away
• by day
°arse seemed run
:skYy
hero Cross,
e him die,
of try
d to know.
his place,
lousies ;
Taco'. J.
cast expanie;
orning songs,
dance,:
riad throngs
yr,'s; sortj,, .
us wars,
i 'crz control :•
the stars 2,'
ira
ndless siiiaoe;
,u try
to trace.
y a Wip.inan
!st says: We
h• Ntris , oot/eft
act, } with wally
yockotled the
of sprightly
ng aoi Court
tribute and characteristic. You
. do ,not
admire its presence so much as you de•
plore or condenimitiabiefici:!!Bnt manly
tenderness has a peculiar charm. It is
the wild ivy shooting overthe battlements
of some old feudal castle, lending grace
to solidity, velliiig'sfibitiffi 7 i'vith beaitty.
And you meet it everywhere—in the
house, and by the wayside, in city and
country, under broadcloth and homespun.!
The best seat, the'lltiet"staod point, the
warmest corner, i's not only offered, but
i
urged upon
,acworuara,,,, iYcm- may 4ravel
from orias eltd - bf tl4'obil 'icy tiiTli - e" bther,
and meet not only civility ; but the most
cordial and considerate - kindness. You
may be as ugly as it 7 js.possible for virtue
to be. and tired ilia' Crave-stained and
Stupid, and your neighbor of a day will
Show you all the little attentions you
Could claim frotn,a•-fatbef,pea brother.
• ,
He will place hkeffattsq,fpv..tour footstool
and•his shawl for yolr pillow, open or
close your window blind at every turn of
the road, point out every object of interest,
ex PI ai ivtirrth
and - do a thousand things to make your
journey pleasant. The roughest laborer
will step out wide deep in the 'slosh' to
eiv€4iftt lave,
thi;deeettiii id-hood- tin- I
Lured face will, light up with as broad a
smile as if you were doing him the great!
estfever MOP - A QIiIPCIP.'
ter drags the heavy old road gate—which
he has just unhinged to mend—half+a
dozen rodeAoTlMit(WOMMVdqruddle,
ihat a women; to Whom he , never spoke
before and propably never will again, may
piss over dry-shod, it is false to say that
the age of chivalry is gone.lTalk of Sir
' \Vatter Baleighls gallanlry ! .1 Say rather
his shrewdness.'' Surely hiswas_ the most
econoMical.use to.which, cloak was ever
pute, • What
..', wooderfnl,-, politeness, was
the i rean a yislti,..tigHl;fe s i! yardi i -of iliish to
win the smile _ of a ectieieignwhOse smiles
were 'money and Janie and troops of
friends' 7_ ! i#,
,; .
,_ 1 .
-4'.1.: iiit ' :lira r 9 tha t !this universal
.polite4
ness has passed under the. ban of certain
of my sex, who are pleased to consider and
designate it mrdoll-treatment; and resent
it accordingly. ` They ask no favors, des-.
p"ise condescensions.: If I thoug,ht as they
do, I should probably .act its they dm'
Only I 'do not. 1 1
"Even if this Inourtesy were tt kind of
• 1
quid pro grin - 4 superfluity - given for an
essential taking; away—a Rolaind of itind
nest: thrust,uponi us for an Oliver of right; ' l
'fraudtilentlYk'ept baelt—why,T am afraid
I must make-the ignoble confession that
1 ..—:-
-believel. like, , the Rolnd' better
than the 'Oliver—that is; if we cannot
have both•—if rights preclude courtesy.
It is 'pleasanter, or, as linglishinen would
say, .jollier,'. to sit by the flesh-pots of
-Egypt, than -to starve legally ie the prom
ised land. ~ Women would better improve
the rights , they have; a little more, before
going . mad after; others that they know
not of - ,_ 'tee:ems to me that I hae business
enough on iny hands new to oc bupy three
persons at least ; and if men lied/ be so
geed us to do the; law-making, and stock
,lobbing; and bribing and quarreling, and
stump-speaking,- I w:11 be• greatly obliged
to them. _lt
,sill thew eMpleywent,
and take them ' off our hands !for a good
, ,
pit of he, day, which is vary convenient.
~
-As the big man said, When asked why he ,
let his little wife beat him : 'lt amuses 1 . ,
•her and don't hurt mb.'"
. The authoress having:made these frank
atiMisshana,,turns :deftly about' and pro
tests .against the; patronizing air which
women are discussed by the 'stronger sex;
,"From
_the confession (~ f - f aitli.whichl
'haVeniade, it Will ; readily be inferred that
I have no petty spite to gratify, but that
I speak more in sorrow than in anger when
I say that meta do sometimes act like
downright—persons deVoid of sense '
(dic
tionary definition 'of a word which I re
frain from using for eourteous{reasons,)
and it really is necessary to fall back
_on
undisputed proafs'of their common sense
in, other matters, Ito convince iourselves
that this is onlvla , inonostulitia. 1
"I do not blame men for not under-
standing women. ;It is, perhaps not in
;
the nature of things. Two organisms so
delicate, Yet so distinct—so often parallel,
yet so entirely; integral—can ; perhaps
never be thorougly understood objectively.
But I do blame them for obstinately per
sisting in i the belief that they do when
, . I
they don't. I
"Do [ flatter myself that whit I may
say will live the slightest tec;dency to
modify the views, ter the .practiect of any
one of my, masculine readers, should I be
so fortunate as to have 'any ?• N'ot in the
least. !Phonic!: I speak with the tongues
of men and of angels, yet of six men who
should do the the honor to read me, half a
dozen, invited to
,' deliver an addrdss at the
anniversary of a female boarding school,
would rise Slow in their places, smile down
a blalad and •benigolint compliment to the
white-robed beauty before them, and glide
gracefully into an oily enlogiuni upon
woilan's' influence, per humaniiing and
elevating mission', promulgating the novel
atid`startling, .theOfy ' that her power is in'
her heart, not'in tier min ; that ate judges
by intuition rather 'than by induction;
that her sphere is not in the rostrum,
but, by the fireside; that she is to rule by
love, not by fear; interspersing some ven
erable fling at Woman's-rights.c . onventions
and their s7troug• Minded; leadels, quoting
with unutterable pathos,/
called hermagel,bnt he called hei wife'—
(Query : What iight. has•iny man to be
calling another man's wife angel ?h=and
winding up gloriously in a metephorie
conclusion."
From this point the kr a,uthoreas pro
ceeds td"idlfctiss, the .health, eddeation,
literary nspirations,- eto4. (if woman,
vig
orously
„ .
31any.young anew yould.pay very little
regard., to the church' bells but lor the
thou - gilt - of:the . church belles.
The guerrillas of Iliisouri dO't like
'Col. Guitar at _all.. They ; are _probably
afraid of getting tfieir necks 'entangled in
his etrings. • .) • 1
- tn'surprised, My dear, that, have
never seen you , The fabt, is;
husband, that Was borti to - bltoih
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A tbtifty "wife wandare why themen
caiii'inhnPie 'to 4 0` 8 ,2)ifething
Night 'they
_eat as wet! amuse themeel7ei
larnoking hams ea. in smoking , eigare
A - cußicf4
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tiever.itti when they are in the
shrouda. . - •
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'I We have been permitted to make
the full Owing extracts from a' private let
er, written l)y W. A. Monroo:
•
Washington D] C., Nov. 3d '62. '
_ ,L—Dear Sir:—The sanitary condition
Of !Myself and Regiment is very good, and
1 ihinlinn the mend at that. The weath
criherelis rather cold. We have had a
flail of three inches of snow, which laid
tine day. There is a peculiarity in this
Ittnate.l The bights' are disproportion
- trily cold. . ,
The great obstaele in the way of rapid
adianemi—forward Movement's arid reso-
Lite continuance in well doing—has been
removed. The career of this little Napo.
preen has been markedby one continued
series of delays. The:administration has
tolerated him much longer than the best
interesta of the country would warrant.
Ii Will not attempt to throw any light up
on his conduct in the Peninsu;a campaign;
for durin g time that I was in another ser
i. but ,
vice; but will only say that I lost faith
hi him when he so king Hayed moving
ulpen Manassas, and finally did move there
to find himself opposed only by basswood
guris—and -not manned at that. ' The
things hoped for are still in the wo r th!) of
theluncertain fuer°, and the things not
seen have not yet made their appeararice.
411 a long time the soldiers were pOrfeetly
iblitided by their devotion—and never . On-.
;tirrifter the battle of Antietam, his great:-
0.4 battle and only victory, did he appear
th front of his. army without being en
thusiastically cheered: Then he rode
aleni the lines in full uniform, and the
soldiers re, mined sullenly silent. A few
officers who attempted to raise a shout
tts n he
ee l eedeci very poorly. Then a g a i n
1 .1 n
reviewed his army near Bakersville Md.
14,r. 1 LinclAn was everywhere - cheered, and
,everywhere the little Napoleon was not.
These men had come and seen and - con
q eiled, and had been cheated of the
I'rt its of their victory by the incapacity
or iqzachery of their commander. The
Small show of victorytctually gaihecl, was
gained by their - personal valor and per
severance against the fearful disadvantage_
'of ib.rientimgement owttre - patt thuir'emu
mhmier; and they were in. no humor to
exult him Las a hero longer. They had
too long h en made to believe that: his
unaccountable maneuvers, were but the
mamfestattone of his consummate ability,
and that his shameful failures were 'only
parte of a 'well digested system of strate-
gy,ltoo choice to be revealed and too'pro
fouod to be understood by othei inen, and
in fact frilly conceived' only in his own
NaPoleonic mind. This jokeLwould go
don no longer, McClellan, worship was
forO , ver at an end, -a change had Come
If •
over the spirit of the dream of every hom
est idtellig6ut soldier in, the army.
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concerning the conduct of this quou
danil two at Antietam, it might not be
amirLfor one who had some opportunity
Of seeing arid hearing to descant somewhat.
Theiplan of that battle was riefly this.
The enemy, was strongi y poste in front
ofSfiarpsburg. We were to attack them
tliere. We formed a line of battle four
d ,
~ ,
nies long with "old fighting Hooker" on
th'o right, B urnside , on the `left, and Fitz
Sohn "Porter's Corps in the center, to act
as'reserves, and also make an artillery
demriristration upon the enemy at that'
point.' The enemy had two avenues of
escape iii-c a se of defeat, I the Shepherds
,
towtr L
road. This plan carried out the.en
, , •
emy pzust have been. ours. On Tuesday
afters on Hooker crossed, the creek; and
by a 's ries rif well planned and promptly
executed movements, unmasked the rebel
frontl; his eagle eye took in everything!
at , a igfance; he at once' took the very !
strongest positirin nearest the enemy -- ; and!
at Oneel proceeded to engage them which '
he continued in a very spirited manner
until 'Ahrk, and then sent word to MeClel
, !
lan that he 'should be.np and - at it again J
at s daYlight, arid wanted Sumner to be on!
the ground promptly at that' time. At
daybreak he begun, be fought with a'
skill end en,urane truly admirable until;
nine 4 hen r 'he was wounded. . Sum-
i rt
ner arr ved at this .time, and took com
tuandi 1 He went in headlong, and Was
whihed in less than an hour. He had
lost all !the ground gained by Hooker and
8,0001 inen in killed and wounded.—
Burnsides attack which any fool might!
know Ought to have been !made simulta
neeustyl witliLHooker's, was now ordered,'
or rather per !hied for the old hero of
Newber i n, wo uld no r longer b-.! restrained
He, lit ki the', otheis, - was I sent unaided
against he enemy" whose ritterition was
not til rted from him in the least, by
.
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any of h r maneuver.' He *Co of course
.'clieek" soon after crossing the bridge.'
about - ; this time Franklin-'—but without
ord i eraHreeonamenced thefight OD the
right, h,ngained back "what Summer hid
!psi.. 'support_ was sent him and be
~ - o Could 4 no more. This miags it down
1;1 1:1
t 0.4 P:lrn.oo general attack or conesntra
tetileffartimdl yet been : made. At , this
time. )31nroside was informed—and be
kilt* it lbsfereL,that *hie 'Was the battle
of:th e eiar anit he must airy the hill at
an
"y, ' -' the sr Franklin to
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TEREES.--SI.OO•PER
whese cprps / then belebued—tive4Order
ed to carry the woods on the riglit,'sntn
ner replied that he could not seippert, hip
,if repulsed (but did not S - ay why) andp
Ihe was ordered to run. no risks.
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The brave 13urnside with the remnant
of 16,000 men, without co-ciperation 4;1
support of any kind,,weiat - willingly, foe.
ward to the decisive movement of. Vie
great battle of the War. ' Mawr,' 'Mimi
aeld,..Suioner.and Franklin on iIM , right
with 70,000 men were' ordered le rennun
quiet, and merely "holci their Op." : Th'e
1 rebel force unoccupied' in the centre end
' on the right, and in full view:of•MeClet
' lan, moved like an avalanche up on Burn.
side, and drove him from the hill.' Ho
fought as bravely as man may fight-44t,
against impossible odds, he . sent word he
could not hold out haf an hourlionger
unless reinforced. Porter's Corp. fresh
and impatient lay inthe hollow. • They
were reserves,. were sorely needed, and
were not sent—but instead ward to "hold
the; ground at any cost, the bridge to the
laift man. If the bridgels lost all isloat."
Blarnside strained every nerve-::- . held 'on
for dear life—for more than life for 'llia
country. He fought till dark; the enetny
was' whipped but not captured. Thetttvo
roads were hot tarried. The soldiers be-
hayed nobly. _Borne of • - the:;'geoerals
showed skill and courage of the first or!.
der,. yet all this valor and ability brought
to bear against inferior numbers did not
succeed—did not gain a victory worth
the .fifteen thousand brave men lost there: r;
It was the great opportunity, such an=
e:her may never occur. Decisive victory
would have sent Rebellion hoWling to the
shades below. •
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Then too on, Thursday Much might
have been redeemed by attacking in force.
The eneniy were reinforced •by 80,0001 .
(whom the bad manag ement at - Harpers
Ferry • had permitted to- cothe np) and
were now 60,000 strong to our 90,000.
These ,figures "don't lie," the fought ail ,
day Wednesday and held t heir ground'
all day. Thursday—by* McClellan's 'trai.' •
torous neglect to make the attack either
_general Fn ." , 314tionlrated 5- acid then "PLO-
urely 'walked off on Thursday night:an&
Friday, and told Weir friend l y they had'
whippcd us. Our ;men Ime they had`•
been poorly handled. The ar y had lost'
their confidence in their 'Gen rat. The •
[stormy winds of Antietam ha lifted the' '
veil. There was 'no More"seei g through
a glass darkly but face to face. Cheer
ing from that hour was played out. Let"'
me say that some of the seini-s'eeesh offi.- -
cars would be glad to get theiriyouog gi - -;
ant back but if the wishes of the great
masses of the army, the privates iu the
ranks are respected,'what has been done •
wilt stay done. ; , -
Well • I was speakin g somewhat of
Washington;4 is _a great p lace, the Smith- -
sonian Institute is My favorite place of
resort. Fearing a detailed description
might include, much that you already
know I will pass. Pennsylvania Avenue •
is the principal street. It is an interest.
ing spectacle to stand somewhere near
the Washington louse and watch the \
great human tide as it, rolls along, ebbing ' I
and flowing through this great channel- -
of life. Perhaps nothing would better
, gtaraeterize this mottled crowd of alt
nationalities, and all characters, than the
one word "seeker." ' Here you see
men seeking honest, livelihoods—bat
they are few. Many alas l are seeking
what they will never and, ambitious men , •
are here seeking \ office, 'officers are here
seeking gloiy, pale faced, almost broken •
hearted wives, sisters 'and mothers, are
seeking their dearest earthly treasures,
among the sick and wounded in the hos
pitals. On, the faces of some of these the
rav of hope beams brightly, and on oth'e'rs
it - has almost faded. God help them I
.___
Silver is never a drug except when
used as the coating of pills'.
Half the iailnres in life arise froin pull
rig in one's horse as he is leaping.
Slander is as mach more accumulative
tan a snow-ball as it is blacker.
"Trust" is a gcod motto for a Chris
an; "trust not" is a good one ..for a tai-
A man cnt off by his baker for non-
pay went of his bill, is' "struck off the
rolls."
, •
Doctors should dearly love our good
mother Earth, fur she kindly hides
° their
evil work.
The ladies - should consider that to kis*
the a swearer is a kind of . profini.
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ty•-:, , -
The, railing of a arose': WOMltrty like flay '
railing of a garden, keeps people at wet's, ..;'-
tance. , .
It is a parades that loose "habits • gener.
al:y stick tighter to al feLaw than any - s .
other kind. _ 1
A patient is untioubtldly in a hdt.Tiiiiy
when his disease is aence and his civet.** '
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