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VOLMIE XV.- - 111q1)1BER 11
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M. W. ificAlarney, Proprietor.
• $1.50 Pa itslit, IsvAal:43lotitX -ADVANCE.
* * *Devoted to the caure Republierinism,
the interests of Agrictlltnre, the advancement
of Education, and the best good of Potter
sount3 - . Owning no, guide except that of
Principle, it will endeaver-to aid in the work
of more fully Freedomizing Our Country.
ADVEIVISINENTS inserted at the following
rates, except where special bargains are made.
1 Squaie [lO lines] 1 insertion, -- - • . -15'6
i i. o . ,i - 3 IL .. .. $1 130
Each subsequent inse;•tion less than 13, 25
I,`l3ituire.three months, -..... i --- - - .2 59
i " six " ; . 400
1 " nine ", 550
1 " one year,
~ , • 6 00
'1 Column six months, 20 00
/4 /4 " ~. ... .. .. 700
1 ".. per-year. - - ,- 7 , -
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Administrator's ,a . Executor's Notice, 200
Business Cards, 81ines orlless. per year 5 00
Special and Editorial Notices, Ise. tine, • to
* * *All transient advertisements must be
paid hi advance, and no notice will . be taken
of advertisements fromm distance, unless they
are accompanied by the money or satisfactory
* * *Blanks, and Sob Rork of all Rinds, at
tended to promptly and flitlifnlly.
EULALIA LODGE. No. 342. e
STATED Meetings ou the 2tid and 4th Wednes
days of each month. Also Masonic gathc4-
ings on every Wednesday Evening, for work
and practice, at their Han in Coudersport.
TIMOTHY IVES, W.M.
JOHN S. 311N).i,
ATTORNEY' ASI) COUN:SIiILLOR AT LAW.
Coudersport, Pa„ will attend the several
- :Courts in P'otzer and 31'Kean Counties. All
busiit: as entrated to his care will receive
prompt attention. Unice corner of Wisi
and Third streets.
• ARTHUR , G. OLMSTED
ATTORNEY k COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Coudersport, l'a., will attend to ail business
entrusted to his care. with la-Q.111)111es and
tidt. ity. (Mice nu Soth-we .1 comer ur ma:Ai
add Fourth streets. '
ISAAC ;31: `:7o\
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Co:: L.r.ipo,t;
attend to ail nu sines, to.i im. with
care and promptness. Oniiie Sz• oidst .
near the Alle.heny
ATTORNEY A 2 LAW. Coudersport: Pa., will
regularly attend the •Courts in Potter and
the adjoining Counties.
O. T. EI,LISON
PRA.CTICINti Cowl tspurl, Pa..
Te - ,pectruily informs citizens of th
‘.-icinity that hr will pronti , ly re
spond to all calls for nrofc , .;io•tal services.
Office on Main et., in b ulding fornnrls oc
cupied h C. %V. E:lk.
0. S & ii \ JpSES
DEALT RS EN DRUGS. ME )I PAINTS
Oils, Fancy Article-i.Sationerv, Dry. (iood:
Groceries. kc.. Alain st.. Coudersport. Pa.
P. N. OLMSTED
DRALER, IS DRY GOODS, READY-YEADE
Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, .te. 2 rain st.,!
DEALER in Dry Goods.Groccries.Provisions.ll
ilaidware, queenswarc, Cut!cry. and ally
Goods usuallv !bond in a country Store.--i ,
Coudersport, - Nov. 27, 1361.
D. F. GLASSAIIRE. Proprietor, Corner o-
Main and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot
ter Co., Pa.
A Livery Stable is also kept in connect
lion with this Hotel.
lq ARK' GI LLON,
TAll:OR—nearly fip l ito:ite the Court House---
will make all clut,iv , --intrusted to him an
the litte.st and best styles —Prices to suit:
the times.—GiVe him a call. 13.41
ANDREW S A.NI3ERG- & RRO'S.
TANNERS AND CURRlERS.—ffides tanned
oa the shares, in the best manner. Tan-!
very on the east side of Alle t , rany riven!
Coudersport, Porter county, Pa.—Jy 17;611
Ir. J. WAIVED. . ... . .S. D. sEr.Lr
OL3ISTb'D & KELLY,
jEA.i.ER,IN STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON
WARE, Main st., nearly opposite the Court!!
;I House, Coudersport, Pd. Tin -and Sheep
iron Ware made to order. in good style, ori:
Still retains as PrinciPaI;M:\E.R.CAMPBELL,
Flreceptress, Mrs. NaTTIE, JONES GRIDLEY ; As
sistant, Miss A. E CAMPBELL The expenses
per Term are : Tuition, froin $5 to $6 ; Board,
from $1 50 to $1.75, per
_week; Rooms for self
ls'parding from $ . 2 to $4. Each term commences
*pen 'Wednesday and continues Fourteen
vttsks. Fall term,Aug.27th.lB62;Winter term,
Dec.tOth, 1862 ; and Spring term. March 25th,
- Q. R, BASSETT, President. •
, • - '`iV. W:.GRIDLEY, Sect'y
July 9, 1862.
A, MiNH TTAN HOTEL.
NE W YORK.
PHIS Popular Hotel - is situated near the
11 corner of Murray Street and Broad
'ay opposite the Park within one block
of the Hudson Riier Rail Road and near the
Erie Rail Road Depot. It is one of the, most
pleasant and convenient locations in the city.
Board S. Rooms $1.50 per day.
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THE POISONED CUP.
Th Thl._ silken arras._ of. King: 31eory's
apartment was suddenly thrust aside.
The monarch started, and placed his
hand upon his :sword, for his life had
been attempted 'more thatiOnte. !- But he
stalled at this Causeless fear, as his eyes
fell upon -the slight form of the intruder,
with its - sWeet,.youthful faCl:: ; -
The young girl advanced with a timid
stit graceful step, and sank down upon
.knee. 7 -.•
"What do you Seek, my child 7" said
the: king, looking with paternal kindness
upon the rface, which, with all its soft
ness and delieacy bf 'contour, had a high
and daring look.
crave no boon, sire," returned the
maiden, obeying the motions Of his hand,
and rising to her feet—"at least, not now
I have come to warn you of a plot against
your - • •
"Ha! what mean you ?" exclaimed
Henry, in alarm, his countenance dark
ening with the suspicions that were ever
ready to spring up in his heart:
"I Will tell you. But first swear by
the cross upon your sword,
_that it' you
find my words true you will give me the
life I s hall ask of you."
_ "I swear," said the king, hurriedly,
raising the jewelled hilt of
,his sword to
his lips us - he spoke. "Now, go - unl"
"You dine in state to-morrow, with the
Duke of Bedford r"
"That was our intmtion. • But Purely
his grace, our good uncle, has not turned
traitor to his kinv.;?".
"Not to my knowledge, sire, yet it is
there that death lies in , wait you! List
en to tue s . .aud mail my words well. In
the banquet-hell you will observe among
tile servitors. a man, tall, broad-chested,
and strong of limb, and with look and
bearing ill-betitting his garb and station.
Unless weary of life, drink not of the cup
he will present you ! Neither forget the
promise you wade to her, who has risked
more than life in saving yours."
And before the king could recover
his astonishment, she was gone.
The entertainment given by the Duke
of Bedford to his royal nephew was pre
pared with all the- spleuricir and wapiti
exoce due to his uwn rank :aud theiehar
aeter of his illustrous guest. A tourni
to.,nt. and various of the fautastic, man
tinerades—mtioh in vogue 'it the :time,
were prodheed expresly fur the kiug'N
At their close the &ors of the ban
quet hall were thrown open, and, to the
strains of music, King floury
elltered.liuwed by the dulce,'sotne oth.
ors of the reyal nullity, and a lung retinue
The table ran nearly.the whole length
of the wine and lofty hall, and was cov
ered with every variety of the substantial
dishes of the time and age
With all the deatonstrations of respect
paid to ro,alty, the king was escorted to
his seat, which was on a slight elevation.
Upon his right sat his host; upon his
left the Earl 9f Derby : the rest we , e
seated according to their station, the low
est in rank taking the lowest place.
King Henrv, whose countenance_ had
worn ail the morning a gloomy, disquieted
air, glanced simrply around the hall,
where the, serving -wen were ranged at
regular intervals. He started as his eye
fell upon r tall, stalwart Man, who bore
iM his braWity hands a gilded salver, up
on which was a silver cup.
"Who is that, my lord duke?" he ex
claimed. • '"By'r lady ! but he looks more
. .used to handling the lance than that bit
of - gilded metal !"•
• "I know not; maje“y,"
duke. "He is a stranger, who, for the
day, takes the place of my faithful butler
Hubert, who is sick."
Just at this instant the man approached
them. According to custom, he present
ed the cup lie bore, and which was filled
with a compound of milk, honey, wine
and spices, then held.in much repute, to
the duke, who, gave it with his own hands
to the king. •
Henry- toot the cup, end. keeping his
eyes axed steadily upon the man's coup
tenance raised it sloWly to his lips. On
ly a keen ob-erver could have detected
the gleam of triumph that shot froth be ;
peach the droiping lashes, but it was not
unnoticed by hurt. Removing the cup,
he turned his eyes full upen his host, say : -
"Will it please your grace to receive
this from our hand, as a token of our
gratitude fur the faithful and zealous ser
vice :you- baye • rendered utr -
The duke's face flushed with gratified
pride ; for; to V thus publicly served by
his sovereign, and with such kind and
gracious words, was a hishriliitinotion.-
, •With many thanks - , to , liege." be 'Said,
taking the cup, as he spoke. "God eave
King Henry !"
Unsuspleions of evil, be would have
drained it at a draught, had not the king,
whose counte i nAnce.instantly : clettreddard
lris band upon'hje arut . ".
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COIJDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,1.863.
"Nay, my good node," he said, "your
willingness to oblige us is enough?!
"It is our: royal pleasure," be added,
"that the bearer of this cup shall drink
of it to the confusion of the enemies of
our crown and person I"
As Henry said this, he fixed his eyes
keenly upon the countenance of the ser
vitor, who, during this conversation, had
ben vainly striving to conceal his in
, He turned slightly pale as the king
pushed the cup toward him. Neverthe
less, he said in a clear, steady voice
"I pray your majesty to excue me.
I have made a . vow that no wine shall
pass my lips .until my own wrongs be
"Is that thy reason ?"said the !king,
with a significant smile. "We shall see.
Here,Erric," he added, offering the cup
to a arge greyhound that was crouched
at his feet.
The long, smooth tonaue , of the ;noble
animal had scarcely lapped the last drop,
when, staggering, he fell lifeless ,upon
King Henry sprang to his feet.
• "Treason 1" he shouted,'bringing his
clenched hand down heavily upon the ta
tae,andg,lancing with flashing eyes around
upon the astonished courtiers, who follow
ing his example, arose, and stood loOking
at each• other in terror and dismay.
"I trust that your majesty bear
witness," said the duke, in au agitated
voice, "that I would have drank of the
cup, had you permitted Me."
"I would that the hearts of all present
were as loyal us thine ?" said Henry', lay
ing his hand kindly upon the dUke's
shoulder. "Yet well do I know," he ad
ded, glancing darkly around, "that yori•
der knave has a master at whose bidding
he has done this. Away with him !, If
he reveals the name of his instigator, he
way find mercy at our hands. if he re
fuses he dies at the break of day !"
During this scene, a slight female' fig
ure had ticieu vainly striving to furce
her way through the body of armed Men,
who, fearful of further treachery, shad
gathered around the king.
As soon as Henry observed her, he
bade them stand back, and beckoned, her
With pale cheek and unsteady step the
young girl obeyed, and throwing herself
at hiv feet, clasped his knees.
"Rise, fair maiden," exclaimed Henry;
"this posture til bats. the preserver of
England's king 1"
• ‘ ‘.l will nut rise, sire," returned I the.
Suppliant, "until you have pardoned that
unhappy man, my wretched', misguided
father, whose wrongs and sutterings , have
Leariy bereft him of season. It is Isis
life that I ask at your hands !"
"What !" exclaimed Henry, with a
frown, "the life of my attempted Murder
er? • Methinks that is a strange request ,
"My liege," said the maiden, implor
ingly, "remember thine oath I Break
nut thy kingly word. Let tile not feel
that in saving my sovereign's life, I h'ave:
become a parricide:" 1 I
"These is some strange mystery here,"
said the king, addressing those :taunts&
him. ‘..Let the wan be brought before
The criminal's brow did hot blench!, as
he stood before the king, who, regarding
him sternly, said :
"What prompted you to this deed of
guilt and wuduess ?"
"The wrongs and insults heaped upon
me by your own hand returned thole.
cused, giving a look as stern and haughty
as his own.
"Now by the holy rood, thou hest,
knave'!" exclaimed • Henry, angrily.
knew not, until now, that there was such
a person as thyself in merrie England."
"Thou 8 houldst have known it. The
son of Sir Philip Percy, who fell at Bos
worth, fighting for his king, should not
nave lingered all those years in poverty
"Sir Philip left no son.- He was nn
imposter who claimed his estate and
"I am that imposter," said the man,
raising his head haughtily, as he spoke.
"And yet, nevertheless, his son and right
"Thy look and bearing show thou
speakut truly," said the king, in a gent
ler tone, for ho still held , in grateful 're
membrance the brave knight who fell!, at
his right baud on the victorious field: of
Bosworth. "But why didst thou not
present the proofs of thy birthright ?"
!!I. did, your majesty, but was unable
to obtain a bearing. I thrice sought a
personal interview, and was thrust from
your gate with indignities that nearly
maddened me. I then went to France, ,
my mother's.birthplace and mine. Col-.
leoting the most conclusive evidence lof
the validity of my claims, I transmitted
it to you by the band of a trusty friend;
brit that evidence was rejected, andi a
price eet,upon my head. I returned 'in
disguiee.tMfind myself an outlaw,in the
land whose peace. my father p s urebased
with his life. The rest you know."
"Who is the trusty friend: of 'whom
thou sneakest ?"
"Sir John Trevit, who is no* , present,
and who will bear witness that what I
say is true."
The ;king turned a dark look upon Sir
John, who stood pale and trembling, the
very picture of guilvand terror.
"Ha, I understand," he *said. '!lt is
upon him that I conferred the Daicy
lands, supposing there to be no heir.—
He has dealt treacherously by us both.
But I• will attend to ,that anon."
"On account of the wrong we have un
wittingly done thee," he, added, turning
to Darcy, '.and 'the
,debt we owe thy
daughter; we not only accord thee a free'
pardon, reinstating, 'thee in thy rightful
inheritance, but Make thee peer of the
realm, an honor which we should .have
conferred upon thy gallant father, had
he lived to receive it,.and which, we trust,
will be worthily borne by his son."
"You have made me more t4in that,"
said the grateful man, kneelin g , at the.
king's feet, as be spoke,- every vestige of
the pride gone that naught bat kindness
could subdue; "you' have made me a
true friend and a loyal subject!"
"Amen I" responded Henry. "Now,
go ; and forget not all thou owest to the
geutle daughter, whose loyalty and filial
devotion have saved thy life and
OLD AND NEW STYLES.—I:t is gener
ally known that Julius Cmsar; about for
ty,five years before:,the Christian era, re
formed the calendar on the basis'of the
year consisting of 335 days and 6 hours.
This was really a verin3arvelotis approach
to accuracy, considering the astronomy . of
the times ; but it was not quite accurate,
as it made the year nearly eleven minutes
to lung. The error was. cUrrected by
.rope Gregory XIII, in 1582,; by which
time the odd minutes had accumulated ,
to ten days. Accordingly Ilia Holiness
ordained that ten days should be deduct
ed, from 1582; by calling what r iaceording
to the old. calendar, would• liave been
called the sth of . October thesth that year.
Most of the Catholic.nations adopted the'
reforth ; but it was .not till 1752 that the
Gregorian calendar •vias adopt4l in this
country. It was enacted (2- Geo. II.)
that eleven days should be omitted after
the 2d of September, 175'2', id that the,
difference of the styles, which l consisted
of ten, days in 1582, was noweivon clays,
These minutes are. still acc•tmultitiug.;
and to meet their accamutatiod, it is pro
vided that "the years 1800, 1400, 2100,
2200, or any other hundredth ,Year of our
Lord which shall happen in time to come,
except only every funrth hundredth year
of our Lord, whereof the year 200 shall
be the first, shall oat be considered as
leap years."• The, Year 18&.d was nor
considered leap year; and sincelthat tinie
there have been twctve days between the
tild and new styles, in other Niords, the
13th day of January„lB63, , i's the olds
New Year's Day. -
Man has no intrinsic greattless,,He
ii finite, and weak, and poor,i and per-,
ishing,.and can be great only 14 associat-i
in, himself with something thralls divine ;
something that shall lift him ap into a 1
nobler sphere.. Ag o -therefore, he who
knows how to cast himself; ,upon, the
stream of the divine will, that; is.flowing]
through time and the wprld, shall, by the
divine power,partalie-clof eminence,and
glory. He _who appreciates what is the I
divide life, and perceives. that God' is
great by the good that he des, and isl
conscious that he is cooductin, a,provi-1
deuce on earth that aims at his wn great- 1
ness • he whd sees through 'od in his
providence, 'and identifies bin self with
the course of events as it is di inelyervi;
dered, shall take the humiliatons that
be'ong to it now, and also the rewards
which accrue from it- in the ,nd. He
who knows how to identify bin self with
God's great moral Courses in tl IR world,
as revealed in each age, is on the waftO
There is a speck of war in the.-Sout ern
dominions, in quite an uhexpeced place.
A number of people in Northern Georgia
and Southwest North Carolina, have open=
ly revolted against the rebel cilitpirchy,
and have only been partially suppressed
after cofisiderable fighting and b6ood shed
Col. G W. Lee,- of . the rebel army com
manding in thellisaffeeted distiv issued
an,order, which filled the Atlanta Con
federacy Jan. 81, decrying the. insurrec
tionary movements, Warning the malcon
tents of its hopelessness, and ( offering
them a free pardon if they Would lay
down their arms.
A person ITtio . Bp:tinders away his for
tune in rioting and profuseneSsjs
they, just to hithself 6r - others ; .for, by a
conduct of 'thi r s kind, t his suPerfiuittes
flow in' an iiregular ebanbei ; ,and thobe
that are the most unworthy, are the great
est sharers of them; who do not fail to
censure him when' his substanee is ex
hummed. I .
From the Army:
BELLE'PLATN, VA., Feb. 17, '63
3.1 Y DEAR JaunNAL:—A few days ag,d,
one of thelmany numbers of the JoutirrAr.,
sent by kind friends at home, succeeded
in running - the gauntlet of our army mail
officials, and worn and 4ravel stained it
reached my "wandering tent"--la wel
Perhaps I should have written to you
befOre; but when there is anything of
interest to write about the soldier's time
is ginierally occupied. Ho only has the
necessary leisure fer correspondence, in
times .of 1 comparative quiet wheii past
eveats have become stale themes, tied too
soon, of course, to "borrow thunder" froin
the:approaching -storm. ---
Moreover, thy servant enlisted in, a l
regiment of strangers—whose health and
aallant exploits. as ws.ll as the good qual
ities of 'its officers•—are duly set forth
each Week in the papers , of the counties
where it was raised. It is not, expected
that your readers would Ice interested in
a detailed account of our adventures, but
they mai be pleased to- learn that the
regiment; embracinn. as it does much of
the intolligenoe and patriotism of Central
Pennsylvania, is a good one and is ably
We have the honor to belong to Divis-.
ion No. I, commanded — by Gen. Wads
worth, formerly of New York. He was
the defeated 'candidate for Governor there
laitjfall, was at one time Military Gover
nor le the District, and is now one of the
oldd,st t ablest and most patriotic Geuer
als• in the army. He is known here as
one lot the staunchest friends of the Pres
idelit:s Emancipation policy. In'a word
he its oEe of those Generals who know
wbalt they arc fighting for, and whose
"stars" are on the ascendant.
Our Brigade Commander Gen: G. 8..
is a brisk, active little man; and is
gret4t on a review. He averages about
one a week. On these occasions he likes
to see everything in its proper pines, and
all and flies *and - sputters about,
somewhat after the fashion. of an over
- - - i
neat-, houowife on scrubbing day.'
PSine time ago I had the pleasure of,
visit i ngs, Capt. Jones' toys at Falmouth
where they were doing Provostduty.--
Thd bovsjare all well spoken of by,their
' officers and comrades. Capt. Jones, it
said; by those capable of judging, is one
of the 'very best Captains in the Vein
te,erj service ; and Lt. harry Baker, re- 1
sped on account of ill health, bears a 1
, tainlei-.8 reputation as an officer, and takes
I with: loail the best wishes of all who know
i 'lhe first Sunday after our Regiment
camp here, I went with a friend to visit
some acquaintances among the "Re-
Iser4les." 'I was not long -in finding the
quarters of my old friend Mark French,
I for everybody knew him, and could tell
rue jiist where he lived. He figures as
, Captain of Co..R, Ist Pa. Cavalry. When
`ler:rived he was away visiting tl.e "Buck-
trii,.," but he did not keep mein waiting
long. ••Of course we had a good time ex
changing'our latest news from Potter, and
j over old school scenes. The visit
Iwas [wortb'at least one Month in the army
leaving ontilte• "drill." Mark makes a
'good officer. His energy and persever
anec 'make difficulties vanish in•double
qui k. - '-J . He possesses in a rare degree
the acultly . of-attaching men to him, so
indi pensable in him who would cow
man . Since my visit there, I have been
`told that Mark hast:resigned on account 1
;of h s eyesight, which was-in danger of
I bein en4rely ruined should he ';expose
hitnielf as . he must, remaining in the set ,
vicei •- His place in thst Regiment will not,
easilly be filled-. Yet no one can complain,
l%lark basldone his whole duty, dud. has
• fairlkrwOn fur himself an honorable naMe. j
Yesterday the 149th Reg't. P. -Zr. Lt.-'
o°l. NV-. 11wight commanding, •landed-at
thieTaint land - proceeded about a mile and
a 'ha f back from the river to Camp.' In
theranks I recognized many familiar fa
jces, and missed many more. Some I was
told 'waway were at home on furlough, and
other ‘ away at their "long home."--j
Among the latter were some of jthe no.
,blest and best of our Potter boys.' They
drooped, and died, the silent tear, in trib
ute to thpir memory dimmed many. aJ
maniteyel, then the great tide of excite
mend, swept along,nd amid the rushing
andlroaring of gre t events, they were
.fOrgotteri„jbut not fe ever; when this cru
el -war is over, when again men have time
rto iliinkr and , mpditate, then the memory
of ilies - eyiving heroes, and their many
virtget -- will spring up again, in the hearts
of 't,iiir comrades, and be cherished there
among the things that are sacred.
' C6l..DWight, and Capt. Johnson were
looking well. Lt's. Horton, Hoyt and
Reynolds 'were absent from the regiment,
withl leave of course.
I noticed the then looked remarkably
fresand healthy, though it was evident
they were somewhat tired; as the . alking
was one of, the,best, and the knapsacks
A first the soldier's kpapsac.k is his
gnat trouble; fig it at he will it tcontbe
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right. Almost imperceptibly it fits itself
to him, grows to be apart of him, and•be
will march nearly as easily and= rapidly
with as without it: _ - ,
' this part of the world the soldier
finds it necessary to depend for his coma
fort solely upon himself. He is tetrde
tide whether he willValeep in the mud l
exposed to the fury of the stores, or. , on
a comfortable bunk, by a warm fire, and•
under ihe , ltef; whether be:will wear torn
clothes or mend' them ; • whether he • wilt
do without the things he needs or make
them. In short the more Yankee ingnua
ity he has, the better he will be likely to
fare. I trust. the boys from Potter are
not deficient in that quality. '
The grand snowstorm of the Pettobtl
commenced here last night; the fall was
fait and furious during the entire day;
a great !part molting as soon as it fell.--
The event was celebrated here by a regi•
mental ,snow.ball, in which old and yoting
engaged with an eagerness and zest nor,
thy their schoolboy days. There ban of
course be no movement of the army for
Somewhat free expressions of dingo
tent and general disapprObation of every,
thing, rather too common in the army t
month r ago, are rapidly giving place to
sentiments of a more manly character.—
Judging by what I bare been able tb Bed
and hear, the tone of feeling here, hag
advanced fully twenty per cent within thti
last ten days, and is beyond all doubt
still-on the mend, with considerable room
for further improvement.
I remain very truly thy friend,
P. S. 18th s ;II storming, rain Orel
dominates, snow going off, mud about
waist deep, and o about the consistenej
of tar. Officers and men who were with
Meelellan's.army on the Peninsula, whd
were under the impression that they had
seen mu,d before now say that thily MN
convinced that they never did.
IThey aro Sleephig.
:Yes, they are sleeping, a long, drtem:
less sleep, from which they will nevck
awaken. Sleeping far Eliay from mother'
and home, far from wife and bhildrenk ,
from brother and sister, and the fair gen: -
tle girl whose cheek has faded like the
rose when the chilling blasts of Anti:laid
sweep over it, waiting for the coming of
the loved one.
Perhaps it' has not been long sines they
left home to go forth to battle for Abe
right; yet what a length - of time; what
an endless eternity it seems to the ant;
iou4-hearts at home I How eagerly they
watch the post for the coming letter, abd.
how disappointed they are if it fails ttl
arrive at the expected time. Then comes
the news of a great battle, great hiss .of
life, glorious victory. Eagerly they grasp
the paper, but the words all run together
—there is a mist before their eyes.
"Here, Mary, you read this ; " says a
mother whose son was in the battle; "iny
eyes arelnot as good as they need to be."
But 'tis net her eyes; 'tis the terrible
fear that is knawing at her heart, that
makes her eyesight fail her. Mary reads
the list of tho wounded. He is not there.
A sigh bf relief escapes the mother's
bosom as they look down the list of the
- "He is not there, thank God !" eritis
the mother, bursting into tears - .
But stop ! here is his name, and just
opposite the word "missing!' Missing
Crawled away perhaps to some lonely
spot after being mortally wounded, to es ,
cape the searobing i rays of the sun. He
is left to die alone \ l aud uncared for j - or i
worse still, taken - captive, to languish in
some lonely prison, shut out from the
glad sunlight and life-giving sir that tint
God has so bountifully provided for ali t
to die, perhaps at last !
Sleeping Yes, in the lonely svpunpo i
on the broad prairies, thousands aru
sleeping; some stricken down by diseases
wasting with fever, dying, indeed, mar
tyro to the cause they loved so well, yes
not,withont the consoling thdught that
they have; fallen bravely ma the battle
klialcing the blue Potomac they are
sleeping; by pleasant streams aed grand
old forests, that together chant solemn
dirges around their resting places, whit*
the stars keep mournful watch over thetn
And they will sleep ort,till the last roll
call is sounded—then there will be *
grand atvalteniug.L—a terrible uprising in
judgment against those traitors who, tco
serve' their cwn base, ambitious ends;
hate brought inch desolation and &militia
tion upon our once prosperous and beau.;
Solitude and society are always em;
deavoringi to checkmate each other,' and
never succeed: Men baii seel ud ed -t ham
selves in desert, cave, and eityond cheat.;
ed themsOres into an illttsive.lfriendless;
ness i when 10, they have eilher made
friend of Some entity, or transformetliinct.
a familiaoor themselves a fan El Right!;
or poodle? , • .