Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, May 12, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated May 12, 1864 Page 1
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fc# fs| E W SERIES VOL ?, NO IT X. W.* OUttlS,Pr»#rl«t/W tJLlI Jl'll.t ®(jt S)ttumlua (fottritt, IS PITBMSDEP EVBHT TfltTRSP AT lit POST OF'FICki #UILDIN1. CORNER Or SECOND ANBt MAJIK^ET STREETS, VTTlTJfWA, WA PI'JLLO CO., IOWA J. W. N0KR1S, EDITOR. •1j K. E «|NVAHIABI,Y IN ADVANCE One copy,per/eat ,v. '. tM* Four copies .................. ',0®. Ten no, 8-^ •-S H. 33. 81SSOK, k»UNTIS)l', TTAVIXO PEItMANKNTLV LOCATED IN THIS iiv .,qr«i»ui» serv ice, to the citiiens oltown and Trinity All "s»» j7s. WALKEU, \j' "^Wh^leaah nnd Retail Dealer trt Y O O O E I E S CleliiinKi Hnnlware. QueriisWHrc, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, OUM GOODS, FVUS, NOTIONS, *c.,4c. directly opposite the Olturow* Hons,® FrontSt'eet, Otlllinlrat I#W». 18S2—25 W-J ,Vrr. J. T. HACKWOItTl^ attorney at law AID SOTAIlf PimL,lC. am professional business entrusted to him will be '&romp*ly attended to. Iff daedal attention will be g",yco to cottectl^M, M laminalton of Titles ati.l onveyaneing. igronice at Court Hnus e ,in OUeiowa. »owa. Ottuitiwa, Iowa, Oct. D9iA, ItMW. J6t-l»y. 8. 4. BOULTON. I!AKI'll AND COJSFKX'TlONrft ^e#ir«TaBrr, rota oooae «a*tor work warratcd. Ladles waited (in ai lhcir roaidencea, II deslrt-d. Teeth i uscrte.l from one to an entlrnett. e»ft*r me411» of tpriujfs or atu.o*pheric pressure. A OntfiOK,*! hii'i'ejid.cfite.ou t. i»ii. '.«» i VILL!AMS fit, HAMILTON^#. !,A OHKK VS A 14 A yt, fr* OTTl'MWA.IOWA. V,' H- Orric* ov«r K. W. Ueiu iUn«ftorttf* n*-* A 1 K NflMtaj «Ii Z.IKZZJ M»?/: i TB* rent* fOVsa ... OTTIIMWA, IOW |rfachlne Crackers and Confeotlo ner jr of every varte ^ly at Wholesale and Hetal). *jj partiehand lliillmupplledon tbeshortea aottee. ch.»-:B. $ VV AltD tt STILES, j/Mtorney & Counselcr at law A ml Solicitor in Chancery. Office over Walker's store, opposite the Oltumwa Mouse, OntMWi, IUWA. f*- i„ now well prepared to procure the »101» lloVuty aud baclt pay of »uldier», and all juki claims against the tfevtorntneBl. Charge# moderate and toothing unless claiiui1 4rr alloyed oiwj1*-'! TH£ SO^Dl 15'00- Twenty" ....*.... 80,OA. Person* wi«ht n g« *ttfc3ertte for t*i* time than lane year,ca n do so hy remitting e amount they wish to he «o appropriated. a ug case will we enter new names unless they are accompanied the cash. J. W. N0K RIB. KRANER & MILLER, Dealers 1^, STOVES, TIM, COPPER, JAPAN AND SHKET IHQN \VA.Kli, .« Comer of ProiA:M« Market BtreeH, I^PTTl'JIWA, -a W** rn March ISM-tJ li BtIL»9 1 v F. W. SMITH.: E II A. N \j O R, (First door e^atofthe Ottuqiwa House, JfRONT STKBBT, OTTyVV'A Ali l.kludsot work dooein" j«^»ua»ii»onaola tvle. ml at theshoi eat notice C'attiiiM *loneto order. Nov*2, TUKPIiACETO BUV" Mvriitrii,shim.i.i s. ., is A'i- Ac JMND'S un»i:R VAHI^ iB*rU*ifto\, ,Ht. /»/*«#(*«,rpintfld,Ag* O TTI w A. mmrilKRK willbe founa 11 arKests^oc V e vei o feredi n thew«8t,aud which w 11 Ibenold lower ha i *t »4nv poiut on the Alsothot«eA (iii iclesofour manufa{ture,fullcoui.t .eveijj"hingle %«if«cl', f.D.ttAKD*,ft? Zt it.l' »8S nS8-ll If MARSH A KfTQHAM {WW I Jislllleis, Rectifiers & whole- JUIV U9AIEUS JKFOMiJfQy 42!p pOMESTIG LIQUORS. 1 A (•TTUMWA, IOWA.' OLObki WA'l 'll A JEUEI.MI E A I E 111 l-:uuUriifned,»l**lPg *0C}tp(l In OUumwa, _L wlllcarry ou tn« tollowlngiiusrneM.aod iolicltr Lliberatihare ofthe public patronage: RepairingalUind-of batches,Clocks,Jewelrjand ^lusk'al ln!truii\eiiU. Also—GoldKiu^aiua.«t* tor»c|er,lflVtjrlp« anden JiraTing iloue. Ifelias»a:ie tssortraen» of Clocks,Oatclies.Jewel \Y, ulcal Indtramenta, Ooldltreavt Pins, Ear-rings .((igci-rings,Locketj.. Clialns,Keys.SJIili-'s, Pepf ^n-1 variety of notiouslL.» aale. Fl^ase c^llaudsee. Place o us I ness one door west of Ol umwn House H.N UNA AK&U Augtth,'&9 31-ll-6n» if\TTlT.VIWA MALE ANp FE 9HMINART. jp*v. J. M. McEI.ROV.I JMr. II. L.. McO IN IT) E,( Principal!. Miss M. C. 1IAI- LOW AY, •UUi M. E. WJL80N, Aoslataata. HlssMATTIE LAHWRI.L, Teacher of Muslr. 'T'he 31 *th vear commences on Monday, 81PTEM LICK Tth, ljfl^.atth," UreabyterlanChurcb and rooms Attached. Fourtertna often weokfearhln the year. Tultlonfrom fRto t6,accordlngto hranchesrttl^le* I'lano, Melodeon or Guitar, #S per Term. special faci lit lei o Ifered o persons wlshlngto qual Jfy tbemaelvea foi J.«acbiog. I'upils Hlmltteii fct any time, and charged (rem jiale of entrance. No reduction, however, will ht bade for occasional at,* nee, unleas by apecialagree Jiieut or In case of sickness. I Board log can be obtained at price*! o suit thetime No o n e admitted forlesK than lialfatcr® Knr .idrllier partlcuj|tfj» lof U^e PrlncipaU. Au*. 6. 18M. CITY MEAT MAHKKT. HAVING purchaaed the building and business f:).- Imerly oocnpled *pd conduct «d »\v 4. W. Itrowp', I ilesire I Indira Jthe olll*«u* of Ottuinwa and vicinity, thai .all tontlnue to keep an aMortmtnt of JPKKSU M&ATd, POULTRY, SAUSAUIS, LARD ,*c. In abort, erery article nsually kept In an eftftbllfh Jnent ofthe kind, and at price* to suit the times. THE HIGHEST VB(0S9p»il for STOCK, PoMltr/ ratae,.Butter, A«. If. McKAHJJN. 4cl8 Jo I, i,' 60 i MEWS. *t wtsTito make It known to the public that Wltf* Vdfiaged the services of an accomplished eastjelii •Photographei, who will t.,ke the or rnoTooRAPns. which arero mach admired. I -all upon all thosa hat wish to have their 1'hotograptilo Albums orua aeated with floe Photographs, to ive us a call. I alse wish to announce to tiie people, and eq«e-' of tw.o Itours to tbe nearest poatin J»Uj to K/6Wi«-u»lo*»«rf, tiittt I Ji«v« dispensed «rHh amijkotv vi: nusiNKisy s^Prut wyswf, and to Uojus^li'e to all •OS «. r. tead on, my orphan hoy !, thy home is not so desolale to thee And the low shiver in the linden treQ, May hrirg to thee a joy Btrt oh how dark Is the bright hQro«tC TJ^her who with a Joyous spirit bor# thee (J tendon fqr thy art now -T God hath apol^e^ ttld«g for th My sole feniniiilri'g help And thestroni: heart I leaned upon Is brokefi And 1 have seen his brow, Tbe forehead of m.v upright one and juat, X^ol by the bpef of battle to the «fa*V is nothing to be found on jne but empty pookcta." "Indeed,?- repiiol Mallaquet. "you surely forget the fifteen thousand francos which yon have with vcu. "Ob that was all nonsense," cried tine. Fac: "u.y vvtirdg on tbi« pqint were ihe merest w»nd cf poupe n 4 hio wlah kaila on me fur |'.»lurc. Don't f'TL'et I ho plaoe, at H, XLXAMAHLIt Y TpKE v^ lf«W iwH-^rr r?«m rr i.1. ut l( WJif fb't ny vlne-cJaf! homls't" That It should ever be so dark to me, With Its bright threshhcM and Its wblap4f^p£tr,M That I should ever come, Fearing the echo of a lonely Hire Beneath he roof-tree of mjr glorloi 1 *5 He wilUnot meet thee t)iera I Wllo blessed thee at the event Me.'njjr eon |k I Ao4 when tbe 3liMd6ws of ihe iiijiUt steal He ill not call to prayer, The Hps that trembled, giving theti to Goaf 1. Are in the icy keeping of the sod Ay. aiy own boy .' the sire wltli tlte sleeper* of the valtey And Ihe protnl glory of my life hatn pai With his hi^h glance of fire .M passed Woe that the lidden and the vine should bloom Apd pur best lov'd be gathered to the tomkl 4##= The Two Traveler*. Some years ago two gentk-mnn arul al ndy had taken their places ihp diligence from Parisi to Havre. One of the gentleman, M. Mallaquet, a merchant of the capital, as in dolent i^, mind as hody, slept prot»»u.ndly from the commencement the olher \f% IiURf=ac, a commercial traveler, a person of a very animated character, did not allow' his tongurf to rest a aingle ihtiafhf Among other lMng« \yhich he mentioned., he let it cscape that he had on hi:n fifto«n thousand frances in bsnk hilK*, and that the greater part of tSie sum was intended for the por ches of mktnial jroduoUnnn, and the rest as a present for his wife. M. Mallaqilct, cm th(j fl^p|Lr»t^, dprinp ^be rare interval** when he was sufBcinritly awake »o sjteak, Ra4 aimply that he was going to Havre. The d^ligenee arrived at Pontoise, the horses wi?re changed: As the from that point ascends, the condoclor pro posed to the travek rs that they should walk up the hill. Lussac embraced the proposal with pleasure^ *r»d \fi|lhq«et, from politeness, affected to be no less de lighted, though, in fact, Ike had no desire to o i s e y s i n n w e e n i 1 hey hot started up the hHT, ttfrl), |b(l the diligence followed them. Soon darkness rarne on. Hut tile trav elers continued to hear the diligence rolling behind them. At thfe' end of some time they both remarked that they had wan dered from the right road. They wished to return thereto, but the sound of the wheels no longer reached them. T-he in dolent Mallnquet grew afraid. Muttering a few onths, he k??an to march at a more rapid w»te, and this sudden uhnnge gave biith in the soul of Lussac to a sombre presentiment.' Ddmeinbering his In pru dent avowal about tho fifteen thousand fnnces which he had with him, the most hi' iibrious ideas agitated his mind. He a*ked himself in terror whether Om sus pected companion tyitj not plotted with the conductor to rob him in sony* solitary pUcg rhap«, he also thought, another norom plice might be lurking in some snot near, tendy to pounce on him. In truth, Lussac deemed himself a lost man he de termined therefore, to be on h?» guard. Thrilling 001 mw With regard to Mallaquet, when he Lussac became suddenly silent, he at once conceived similar stispiciotw to tho«» of hi« comj-anion. He had not, it Is true, like Lussac been guilty of any indiscretion en: dangering his own interests, but his pockets were filled with important paper*, and tbe avowal of hi* companion appeared to hi n now only an adroit trick to inspire him with confidence Keeping at as great a dis tance as possible from each other, the two travelers watched each other's movements. At last, a marsh coming in the wav, forced them into immecJiatQ contact on a narrow path. The alarm and distrust went op in creasing. Mallquct raised hia hand -to wipe his brow, bathed with perspiration. Lus sac then stopped, thinking that he saw in his companion's hand a.n instrument of mnr V. However, to brace his courage Jlif tie, he likewise raised his hand to take a pinch of snuff Mallaquet, seeing this, stoop ed down to the muddyyo^n tb ^^oape the expected pistol shot. Alter sometime passed in_ (he^ anpiih of thfgp mutual suspicion*, Luswao Ste mmed to give utteranoe to his dread In words. I I '-MPttiD:' "We must." sa'd he, he thomu^bTy on our guard here. It Is Ihe demon himself who has thrown jif on «tbe high -f,iad in the m'ddte of th$ night. Fortupaiely tf( we meet with any misfortune or attack, there waii only o k i n This speech Uid.flpt fti.^ iQjcrei^.,.he terfop of MaHa(|iH^. "Well, whatever iw»pper»*,' he said, after a lew moments' hesilhtion, I am deter jpined not to yield li 1 I have ftred tyy p'w tol as orten ap I can." "Pistol!" exclaimed Lussac "but do you not*know $?tt it ftffurbidd^ 'Ip^oanjr arms "Fotbidden, do yoii say P** continued Madaqet, assnmmg an air oi great courage: there aie reswluto fellows, i^owpvfr, w)iq do not much regard—who, in fact, laugh at —sj#Ah prohibition!," This conversation was interrupted by the trot o/ a ho/M thp rider was a postillion, who told aur travelers that thay iiad ^oiut astray, and that they had, at least, a walk station i and bftve reiiuo3*d th# more sLirmcd tuftn &oQ^t)C rc!|cf Vo in furious oaths. Pitmently a carriage passu^ J^lallaquet, and Lu-aac rushed tQwar^a iM, I-iiiSftQi n\ji,JkQ9 -.yvv MUM mm*? rtfi aw Utttli 11 »T'{ I wanted to get up behind, but tbe oqcliin tn struck him so fiercely with hi* whip, that he was forced to let go bis hold. Behld our travelers, then, dragginq their weary limbs anew along the highroad. A »ij ht gleamed in the distance. OLiy tarayelem, drowned in perspiratiirv and CrtisbcnV hy falijrujs. m-trohod towards the •pot wtwtre the H^ht was ghirung. It wah a village everybody imd gone to bed but they at last succeeded in discovering an ,n' Fresh mishap! AU the rocimi were oc cupied but the laodlotdy yielding after awhile to their passionate requests, gpve them the room which he had n-sorved for and Lussac prepared ^ith their exhausted ftnnoes to tnsle the swoets of repo«' die, he placed himself as cosily in the bed a4 he could, but kept his eves fix*d in the durknesw. on ^ht? corner of the room where |t|o*"he^ himself. Hungry and weary, however, the h*d been six months fortifvin? th'jre, two compaions felt the irresistible njsed for a some food. The delay caused by tfio re. in barbette orvo and.a h^lf mjkw past was marked by an absolute sijence 'on.rT* This was hidden by a b^lt of t:nheis and in nearly the same sitsnoe \fallaquet a ••The moment 1 am hi hed^' thought »"certain6d their portion exactly, extend •Mal'nqtiet, shall pretend to be aslepp. 4 I shall even snore with tdherabjc emphasis if. w»iJ.l have cut them to pieces by an wteded but I shaM keep myself'alert for en'Ta lin fire, hid not Did Price, who, com whatever mav occur." mandfd the rebels in nerson^ ec«it up and the brigand was. Two hours passad away, nai%«d ffy he most cimpMe immobility on both,. P°Jt- glancing at the map vou will The first feeble.ligbt of dawn wtsb^gJ-nWig to neep through, when Lussac perceiv ed h's noiihbir rising with precaution, and approaching his own bed on tip toe. Mal laquet then stooped down over M. Luosac's face. M. Lussac*!* heart beat like a steam eustne. Fortunately, however, he had his knife opered and ready under the bed ITe asked h?tri*elf whPttler he onght tint to be beforcbatid With' fhfr'as'sntsffi. "Rut 'a lit-tle cowardice, and the excess of his emo tion, forced him to wait, without stirring. again gathered so ma a'ssuranoe from the air of tranquility which he, who deemed himself a victim, simulated. He went bank to bed wilh contented heart. And the rftsutt was, that neither. cf ha thc development of events. M. Mallaqnet ('nStnr, suddenly turned and p«iabed for Oam'len. Price saw his error and gtirt for Oamdon ^Iso. Titen opmmenoed a race for ihe position. Warmiduke ^ot in front .and Dockgrv in tho rear, endeavoring to delay, 1 traveW.s having slept, but neither of them also hav ing suffere any greater harm than a go«id fright, they set out in the course of tho morning arm in-arrn for »uen, became intimate friends, and ended by forming a vrarner*iaT partnership The house of Ma' la.Viet fc Co. still prospers at Par's, nnd each of the partners amuses himself with telling the singular Hreimr«tinces wlrch led to their business relations. Tt is newer, without ."mot:on thit M. MaMaqnef heirs W. T.noeac speaking of tbe morfient when the knife was ke^t ready under thb hpd clihes for a fatnl stab. the part of a ladv. which w*« n^rformed last montt in the Indian cnuntrv. About the 15th of March, a telegrsnvic dispatrh was published ip the nafpers, t.-lh'n. rhe s+onr, to tbe effect that the Overland Mail stage coach bad been .'attacked bv Indiana n»ar Canon Station, and tbe driy* killed On tbe 25'h. a ladv named Mra. John fl Gerriab, with her cb'ld. anr'Vf 1rt 8in Ftanc'soo fr-tm the East, tI«» the flverlamV Ronte, and put up at the Occidental Hotel. S'*.e was the only passenger, beside her little mw. in thb very name «o«r,b ot^ 'be box of wbioh the driver was shot by the Toombs.- The rtispatch, therefore, »waK true, but the whole truth wa| nQt told. The details of the affkir, aa nar rated by this lady, are most thrilling, and herself tbe princinal actor in them. Instan taneously with the sfyootirjg of the driver, Mrs. Oerrish leaped out of tho stage, leav. ingher child within. At the same moment four or five shots more were fired by the Iji. dians. one of whiclj strqefe l^orsc in the head, and he fell. Sljp instantly cut him loose, mounted the box, and seiz'ne the reins applied, the whip.vigorously. Tl^e driver, on being shot, fell back into the boot behind th" seat. Th? ibree horses woro ptit to the top of their speod. and qoqtianed runniijj tr about two miles, wjhen lo?kilv they en Sauntered another staga from the opposite direction. In this wts a numhqr o£cVii«ra. who instantly came to the aid of the herQ ine wlion she and her. child were released from their perilous position. Mrs. Oerrish is roung woman and of delicate ohvsi jne but her conduct during this frightful adven ture exhibited courage and presence of mind A. WAwn's Cawiy«i|i'.ir an aft iliat account of his coar ship with ^Botsy J|tie|" Artemas Ward says: "There was many af foot in' ties which made me baokor after Bet sy Jatje. IJer father's farm jined oqrn their cows and ourn squenched thoir thirst at the same spring, our,old mares loth i»a* sjtars on their brreads the measles broke aut in both the*famillea-at yearly the same periods, our parent* (Betsey's and mine) slept regu larly .gvegr gunday in the sanp# meetin' house, and the nabers uqed to ob«ei^re, *How the Waitisand Peasley'saie?' It was a sub lime sight in the spring of the y^ar to sve our several mothers (Betsey's and mine) with theingdWn* pinned up sg they coifidn't sile'em. offecshunitiy bilin'sftap together and aboosin' their naters. "Anything ptte -you darff1'.imfaiaad'flne l)utt)htpan of another, wtirte engaged In ang ling- "NTo. not'ing at all.'4 moVf OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 1£, 1864* Important From Arkantai. QBM. ST3K1.E riOHTS A V I WflJPS I'llICE, AH|. occrptES c**rffv. Correspondence Little Rock Dlemocral, i CAyoqw, April 17 —Our forces orotrfockthe. Little Missouri at Elkin's Perry, where the rebels had a line, of breaUworka on thj hi)I commanding the bottom. After a sharp skirmish we drove the rebels off, who ffclj bick to Pntirie IVAnit. W« waited here to. bb joined by Thavfir. rtiavy rains set in, so lh*t the nv&r hnd to be bridge 1, and the, bottoms Irtdt to bp VvxfdiJr^ysd-to get the rec lnforcem»nts across. Our a^mv 'then t)^ ceedndi to meet the ene-ny at thiir chosi»at ajnd finrtiflcd. positfonf at Prairie IVAnn.—, "ne of rifl5 pits and epaulm.^nta cr^'k, an^com'n tndel th^ Wash- MV'»tor\ and. Oamden road and other ap pro»ches. Gen. Steele felt ofLthern,o*'»Mo'is- 1 as to fl^ink th"ir fortifications, ttT As for \f L'issac. after havln?jKrppd W« Awards W-ts tin-ton. Tha R^Stin^ Saturday in the, month. They portfolio ind(Thi-» pillow, wished his eom« f*5** awhile was brisk, b^it wSei| .the rebels panirtn pod nijrht, and blown ou.t the. can- *%w thp}r 6rn** P^,kion Wfiov.etedi, they, in- continentlv sitedad HedL Arkadelpht\ Wnshington'iinA Camden. «n«t the m:litary road unon which we travelled wa« on the line to Wash ington, and- froto th^ace :4.irftC^ ^to SHreve- that we were forty miles west of Ca ndon. nn^ wjthir^ hs^ is strongly fortified, having nine forts, on commanding heights, well laid oat and built. The wood is cut for miles aroi^nd, Wl f«.V ajJr »ches to the place capable of bens well defended. P#ce simpis^ I that General _SJeele was goin- directly to Shreve port, by wav' of W-tsbin»ton, and movwl hjs ar-nv from Camden to Wa.«b:n*ton. Af ter tbe fight at Pj-airie D'.\nn General Steele pursued the rebels a few. tnilcst toward Wish- NOD impede i\s. OT\ ro !,,i- bHshwhaoked. on]tlie Adv.\ntnre Pinlm*. *Mr9Hn Fhi»icfWc" nriot rela^ cfri^iin stances of a mo hemic, aod inr*ehl^'ficf. on rarely equalled, and never surpassed, wounded. Colontil Manter enjoyed the sterner sex. Sl)» »s native of Iowa, and fiad been on a visit to her Atlantic frian Is Sho went to ti^ her husband. *yho is at present in Oreg-m. Veil," returned the tt^her, ^rtolflt^f, pile tho mid He and north rotMls, until Price with hk command oou'd rea^h the f.r':fi.-ations •J?V»u»h. at Camden bv There was continuous and pewerc sfcirtQi&hing, bti,t that evening our forces marched fifteen miles and the next day tw-ntv.firo, entering Oamden. driving Marmaduka fr*m position to position, until ba fiad good and ave. At»riH£ Dbar Silt: We are h»re and 'wrtli'Titt much loss. General Stipltj took matters cooly, fcnd when he decided on taking anv point or position bo took It. We were PPnrt flank, bt the rebel cavalry wib twe'v^ pieces of artiHar*. vet oov loss. Including the fights at L'ttle Missouri, Pra'Vie aad on the march here, has not been over two hundred. The reh«l los« ba teen much greater, as pirt of the timo we drove thern. (lur rear guard under Rice, had seve,rc sklr m*shing on the Tcre Voir. Ho is a trnmp, and thrashed Cab«j!l betnNPolly. -ras with him at thc engagemeot bn tbp L:ttle Missoui ti, and tb»re he caused Mr. Mumaduke to nil himself and s'id i out. Q»n,»r%l c» had bi4 soalp ploughed nn, ah a piifce carried awAv bv canoister shot. The affair at Prairie IV Aon irW Wie most brilliant diSn'av of military movements I e«er beheld. Imagine a line thre« tn'les fn length on a baautiful prairie, ^*hen the fresh grass was groeripg the cavalry on the flanks, a reserve column of a division the rays of a brilliant sun sr'eaming on thousands of muskets, and flashing from sabres, and yon can form an idn^ of wl\it we s^w- Gen'' Steele extended his fight so as to fl 1 ,*flM :*.tj ink their fortifications ort th? pJ»e of tbe prairie, a mile and a half injepgth, whereupon Fathor Price found tblit he had received an order from Kirbv Sl-nifti to declirje ^ittleljnd |re treat tQ ^revflpar't farm. v' '_jT i.' ^"pw^Aptif 1*. tHe strong fbrtlftcafions of the enemy. w*io has been whipped when he showed fight, and outwitted when he show ed strategy.'' If Price had not been* fooled to evacuate Camden, he coul have kept us %t hav for a long time. There are nine florta herq. and other tqeana fov defense, which wpuld have enableil a ««naU troe t« hold 4t against superior numbers. Prioe lqt it go, t^ing as l|tdly fo^ietL in the intentions al General Steele as ever he was in h:s life. -. Onr friends are all well Rice was slight- thing hugely, and was in his elum^nt. He j®*""1 wan born for war. and was as feoi* as the nights here In th* sunny South. (7a?tniti Wheeler, ^okalalci, and al! theHl ijor Gen pral's staff nff»rd efficient service. This *s a st'linportant point, and we hold it for all timo A fine large boat, the nostner, was at Camden just bef. re our firces took that i plane. ^he got off, but General ^te^le stjot dowh ancl captufovT Wer thirty m!l«s a roe down an'd captuitevT Iter thirty mil«3 beloiir.luv ,S Tha Indians are', troublesome in the extreme Uor)h\veatern cotmtiea of Iowa. The Sioux City ofthflfcid ultiap, says that officers anil titaqy qf the cjti^pns of Sioux county had come for safely to (^at place, "pii^ housea ajt the gountv geat of O'Brien county h»vg been burned by tlip savages, and in Clay and Oliver counties, property has heeu stolen ani] people tiered. Cavalry have bean dlgpatchcd to look'rtfter the marauders. in tbe old temples, oracular reralatiana were received in sleep. A great many peo- K*1'1" to M.t' i the same condition In ourtnxl.arn mud. EDUCATIONAL COLUMN. OnirfrrWiiS SCHIHIL IIOIfSB^c fl r't-i* Ata—L»n» Starry TTcuri. l^fS?, »tst to the school we'll go, boya, And e.irly we'll he in our place) ^1 Wt will itii ly e*ch liour to know, boys, Those truths that the mind will grace. We will linger no.t by the way, boys^? ,-r ,. Hut we'll go with a hearty good wife S{o, up and awav to the school. boys£^- 3» To the school house upo^r the bjll. There's our teacher we all love to Bilttjtayi, In waiting to welcome us there With onr leMons learned and complete^boy!, e'll free turn frum many a care. With our hearts ever light and gar, boya, Let us go wifh a hearty good will ja, tap and away to the school, boy*, Ta the school-house under the hiH. IIIIMfVtf, All com ninications intended, for thjs col, t^nn ^houjd, he addressed to ft. VfcOif iti«f. Official Notice. Persons wishing to sae tho Conn*v Jtatter* int»nd'»nt on bisine»» will find him a» bis office in the roorri above th" Jud ge's office V\ the Oourt House, on the last Saturday in nv preennn 'n'Mnsoives A M. In the absence of the undersigned, Mr. H. L. McGinitie will act as denn'v Eximiner. M. McKLROY, I ill Oountv Shiperftttondeni. ^nlkitiff and Writing* A man never knows what he has read tint ft bet Hasdithar talked: or-written about it. 7»H*ing and "Wriiing are digestive pro cease* which are absolutely essential to the mental constitution .of the man who devours manv books. T\nt it is not av.ery. nvtt^hat readiness on the part of the spesk'r, and next, a sympathetic listener. It is there fore as a digestive process tbe most diffi cult, if it is the most rapid in its operation. Writing Is a different aflfitir: a man may take his time to it, and not require a reader It is an easier, although a more formal, process of digestion, than talking. Tt is in everybody's power, and every body who reads much makes more or less use of it, because, as R-tcon says, if he docs not write, then he ought to have extraordi nary faculties to compensate far such neg e ft is this, vigw* that we are to *kndsrstand the complaint of a w«ll known author that he was ignorant of a certain subject, and the means by which he was to dUpel his ignorance namely, by wriiingop it. Knowl edge Is knowledge, say the philosophers, it is precious f.^r itg own salieT it Ia An end to •Melf. But oa'ure savs the opposite.— Knowledge is not knowledge uptil we use it it is Qot ours u.ntil we have lrought it under the command °f he great social facil'y. speechj we exist for society, and front and knowledge is null until we give it expresi T'Anht sion, and in so doing, maka it over to the social instinct.—BLACKWOOD, Practical QneattONV fy*Ansirers solicited. •-*f Alobbra. 1 can talk. Talking imnlies first of all a I Prominent business n\in in this city was UT- w 14wet »Y 1. What two numbers•»*! difference Is to the greater as 2 to 9, and •he difference of whose squares is 128? 2. Find two numbers in the ratio of -J to f, the sum of whose squares is 23Jj. V .' GRAMMAR. 5 fc(rt.l,+Ciwreet ihd following in all respects. Hull april first 18 hundred and 52 my deer anti sot down to inform you that I am it^ullly well i should admlrA to see yon we was all so glad when yon come to our house last fobuary we wasn't a looking for you but in You come all of a suddent i go to schoo' now and Rtitdy my rethuietie and Grammar book i thi. k i lern my grammar considerable well but the master says how i dout write G^'mm ttical i shall be twelve year old cotno jane i can't write no fbr i haint no rntxre time to ybqr loriaf Hefb fom uel. 2. DurTn^' the same month, a lar^e quantity of public stores were burnt at Dan bury, in Connecticut, by G.'oeral I^yon, tjrith two thousand iqfn, from New ^orI(j, togeth er wjth eighteen dwellings." ftnit^ri the example of the locomotive. He runs HTong,' whtst'es over his work, and yet never takes anything but water when he wants to his whistle." When you are a hammer qtr^e, v^hen vouare apvil bear. r:- Bduoatioa is the apprenticeship of Life. A Firrr Tuous\np Dollar Reward —In •185^, a gentleman, walking on the o^ter end of Meigg's whirf, had his hat blown off his bv sur,!,?0r nd«1,1 t^in? afternoin gust of wint', catch il ¥f«ro 'J fent over­ board, be tripped on the planking a°d turn billhead foremost into the waters of th^ tyiyf Tlie tide w is rqnning str ng Qool at the time, and as he came up the surface, Sjiecjal OifiQer yan Xess, who happened ll» ae oq tbe dock at the titqo, and seeing the man was iu ,'J,iaper Pr drowning—not being a swinuner plunged in after hiiq %nd res cued l.inj from death. This was pot accom plished without great peril to the officer, hut both men succeed in being lanrfcd on the l»ck. The rescued man gave his limine as Charles Bernard Fg^rson, and offered to handsomely reward him. but .\fr. Van Ness refused to accept anything for his humane act. A abort time since Mr. Egcrson died in Liverpool, and left Officer Van !^e.-s a leg acy of $on,(H0.—[Alta baliforuiani, Somebody who knows, says that when two or more woman, aitpr.iaotilng you on a narrow walk, fall behtnd one another to eoa bl« you to pass, you may b^ sure they are ladies of unoommon politeness ami eonstd eration. The usual course pursued by wo- hw oracular rvveUtions in men is to charge all abreast^ sweeping every- mm nn» Accounts from Red liiver- Oeu Strrlr Return* to Little Rock Operation* at Cairo. CAIRO, May 5 —The steamer Carroll, from New Of leans 4311^ ku. arcii^L Nuaw ^fnimportant 1 \l 1% )}?&/()k Cotton market firm. Ailvices from Alexandria to the 20th r» "f^ort Bank'tt army si ill there, but would tywfafibiy «noy? UnpfQjT the Mi^u»sipp| Hv •r. Admiral Porter was up the river some 60 jniks al»)VL' Aloxaodria, whero the East port Was on a sand baj\ Ilcr guns hav« been taken o(T and placed on a ram for the pur pose of lighting her off. If this could not be done Bhe wopjdj be Jblowp, up. Porter was with-mt infantry, siippori and ,yas being harrassed by tbe enemy. I M-ij,jr (general Hunter hadi arrived at, «r.d(ia. A stumer had arrived from Ifeoaphk anfi rcPorts each month. Little Ro k. He was followed by Price'9 At other times. he will usually be found army continually harrassed. At Sa at his residence on Jefferson street, in the u:_„ lvand Steel'cs army has returned to .-i. |, easiprn part of town. hme h»rk the spbels were turned upon and P«ir8ons wishine to be extmined will savo after a severe battle in which the evpen-o bv presenting themselves on the l°ss was about equal on both sides. are also] Jfcirmaduk© w reported on the rnamh to tin Dlscoveriaihave been made ia this crtf which confirm Ihe statement of negotiations be*ween certain parties North and the rebel General Kirby Smifh, wJier^bv the latter wastosreure to the rmer Confederate cot ton west of the Mississippi river and re- c.L''ve Tbe IVew. Territory of Idaho. Idaho is ?^n In'lian word, signifying atmam MlKi i ih^ i"-»i to make a joint attack on little Bock. The Pioneer, a li^ht draught steamer, left here to-day for R-jd River.- It is hoped |foe will sppce^d,il? orAsaing tho falls with supplien return goods, atmnuiiition, &c. A gently solicited by parties of wealth and influence to join them in tbe enterprise.— He declined, but the project has been puc cessfully carried out to sou*e extent. S. £». Cnsrty, of CaseyviUe, Ky., in con nection with "Y^m. But|er, of Springfield, III., late State Treasurer, are rt^mei\ as pro minent agents in accomplishing it, the Trea sury Department having furnished permits to pass it to the rehel army. Portions, how ever, are being stopped at *Jew Orleans by Banks, notwithstanding permits and qgonts of the Treasury FWp^rtmcnit. liThe Gem of thfi ao appropriate name for th^ m.i^uilicent empire which, by the organic act of Congress, (lated March 31, 1803j bears this appellation. Carved out of Washington, Dacotah an^ Nebraska, and l»ounded north bv Hi itish America, east by Dacotah and Nebraska, south by Co orido\nd Utah, and west by Utah, Or egon and Washington, it contains 82t,000 square miles, being 7 times as large as New York, and five times the sizo of New Eng land. The Rocky moun'ains divide it a little west of the central line. It in the fountain head of many of th* great rivers of North .A-nerica, whose waters flow into tlie Gulfs of Mexico and Ctlifbrnia, the'Pa cific Ocean and Hudson Ray. The Mis souri. Yellow Stone, V rth Platte, Samnnn, Colorado. Sackatchewan, and the great trib utaries of the Columbia have there source amid its r^ountaiis. Tfee Yellow Stone a,nd Samon are who'ly withip its limits On the west side if the p^oqutains, and at the junction of the Clearwater and the Snake River, is situated Lewiston, the lar gest town io the territory, and the princi ple capital, up to which point t^e Snake is navigable for steamboats of light draught. »hu« makmg a continuous lin- ofnaviga on from the mo« hoT the Columbia, with the exception of two portages on the lattrjp called the •'Dalles" and the Cascades."— Its newly found gold fields are the richest and most extensive yet developed, and owe their discovery to the reflux of the wave of g. Id seeking lh*t have been rolling for several years from tbe older States toward the Pacific coast. At Soda Springs. rFort Comer) 170 north of Salt Lake, the East ern and. Western currents of emigration meet and pour ipto Idaho in one cKfnnel. From the East by way of Platte vafley, and from California by way of Salt Lake. The marvelous gold regions already discovered have oalied from between* thirty and forty thousand settlers into Idaho The territo ry imperfectly organized, bnsurveyed, and a large portion of it wholly unexplored, but tne yields of the minds already opened, on both sides of the mountains, places Ida ho on a level with Colorado and Califor nia, for the extent and richness of its au riferous at ores. The gold is (bund as in California^ both in eu'che* and ip1 fjoar'z, Th' yield of the gulch, in wh'oh are loca ted Virginia, Nevada and Summit Cities in Eastern Idaho, on the tributaries of the Jefferson fork of the Missouri, since its discovery. In July last, is estima'ed to have been at least half a million'1 dollars a week. Virginia City, built of hewn log*, a few stone buildings excepted, and but of few days growth, contains some S.000 inhabi tanjs, and is connected with Bannock City, seventy tpiles south bv two lines of coaches. Between the latter placf and Salt Lake City, Al^ii't SCO mil*»s distant, a weekly four horfte coach is run—fare, V timo eight davit.' A Government post route be tween these cities "Is V* go1 into operation the coming year, and a line of tefegraph to be constructed. Binnock City has a school, stores, saloons, atyj a qity organization, with courts, al lermen and other officers. It is an interesting fact that upon Grass, hopper Creek, twelve miles northwest of Bannock, mines were found last August in which are abundent evidences of ancient mining. In a mining shaft, a pjne tree one foot diameter Is growing, and near by a couple of timber huts are stW standing, hot bearine mtrks of great age. Territory «i Idaho aflbftfc a gjreft O S E U V O 1 6 N O 8 TClin$"|l,T91iiAivaBCC variety of dim* te. Its extension adross »o many degrees of latitude, and the difference iu latitude of its different sections, contrib utc to this result. The southern portion is mild, particularly on the west side ofthe taountains. as tha' of many of the North ern and Western States. At Ft. Benton, forty.eiyht degrees of North latitude, and two thousand six hundred and sixty-two feet above the Ifcvel of the sea, the Ameri can Fur Company never house or feed^their horses and cattle in winter. The valleys of both slopes afford hundreds of thousand s of acres of as fine farming landji aa can be found anywhere, which yield all cereala and^ vegetables in great abundance. Over one hundred farms were taken up last season at the Three Forks of the Mis Rouri, where (Gallatin Ojty is located and, becoming an important place. It is fifty miles northeast from Virginia City, and, can be reached by light draft steamboats from Fort Benton, up to which point tho Missouri is navigable for steamboats of ord inary capacity. Jteesrs. Wilson A Co. broke thirty acres there last spring. Pp tatoes yielaed two hundred bushels an" acre, and sold at Virginia Ojty for ttrtfct^' five cents a pound. 1 flatlneaa of Geerge »H- titfle is known respecting tbe nature of the delusions which possessed tbe Kipg's mind, but the following passage from Lord i^Jdon's papers indicates one of them: It was agreed that, if any strong feature of the king's malady appeared during the presence of the council, Sir Henry Hal ford should, on, receiving a signal from me, en-"* deavor to recall hire from his aberrations' and accordingly, when his majesty appear ed to b^ addressing himself to two or three per-ops \yfyon he most favored in hi,s early life, long dead, Sir Henry observed, "Your majesty has, I believe forgotten that and-*-both died to you and the world in general, but not to me. You Sir Henry, are forgetting that I have the power of holding intercourse with those whom you call dead, 'Yes, Sir nenry Ilalford,* continued he, assuming a li^h'er manner, '.it is vain, so far as I am concerned, that you will ki your patients.' Ye«. Dr. Baillie but, feallie, Billie.' pursued he, with resumed" gravity, don't know, tie is an anatomist he dissects his patients and then it would not be a resuscitation merely but ^recrea tion, and that, I think, is beyond my pow er. The following memoranda of bis condi tion (rom 1812 till bis death, Is given by an anonymous writer, but are well authen ticated. I believe, and comprise all that have been able to find respecting this pe riod. 'At intervals he will take a lively in terest in politics. HLs perception was good, though mixed up with a number of errone ous. id«asj his memory was tenacious, but his judgment unsettled and the loss of. royal authority seemed constancy to prey up in his mind. Ili.s malady seemed to in crease than to abate up to the year J814 "whe/i, at the time the allied sovereigns ar rived in England, he evinced indications of returning reason, and was made acq tiajnte| with the astonising events which had recent ly occur»d. The Queen, one day, found the afQict ed monarch engfatfpd In sfngfng a hymn, and accompanying himself on the harpsichord. After he had concluded the hymn he knelt down, prayed for his family and his nation, and earnestly supplicated for the complete restoration of his mental powers. He then burst into tears, and his reason Suddenly left him. But he afterwards had, occasion »lly, lno:d moments. On-* morning bearing a VII toll, ho asked who was dead. 'Pleawd your majesty,' said an attendant, 'Mrs. §.' Mrs S!' rejoined the king, 'she was a linen draper, at the corner of street, and brought op her ftmily jn the fear of God. She has gone to heaven I hope I shall soon follow her.* He now became deaf, imbibed the idea that he was dead, and sahl 'I must have a suit of black, in memory of George III., whom know there is a general mourning.' In 1817 he appeared to have a (bint glimmering of reason again his sense of bearing returned more acute than ever, and he could distinguish persons by their footsteps. He likewise recoljectetj tjiat be had made a memorandum many yeara be fore, and it was fooqd exactly where he in dicated. After 1818 he occupied a long suit of rooms, in whicb were placet) several pianos and harpischords at these he would frequently stop during his walk, play a few notes ffom IJandel, then stroll on. He seemed cheerful, and would sometimes talk aloud, as if addressing some nobleman but bis discourse bore referenco only to past events, for he had no knowledge of reeent circumstances, either political or domestic. Toward the end of 181® his appetite began to faij. In January, 1830, it was found impossible to keep hia: warm his remain ing teeth dropped out, and he was almost reduced to a skeleton. On the 27th, he was confined wholly to hi* bed, an* on the 29th of January, 1820, he died, aeed 83 years.—Anuriean Journal of Imhuiry. A Yankee has invented a new and cheap plan for boarding. One of his boarders mesmerizes the rest, and then eats a hearty meaj—the mesmerized being satisfied from sympathy. "Sir," said a to .a wnaty J*[wag, "your jokes always put me in min4 ball." "Of a ball, madame so, pray "Because they never have a point." "I do not think, madam, that apy m** the least sense would approve yoor eoa duct." said an indigent husband. 1 "Sir," retorted his better half, "how can you judge what any man of the least senaa would do When does the Hou«» of OongrAct prutent hxtfcHtia sfteetidat" •'*& I

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