Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, August 18, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated August 18, 1864 Page 1
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e W SERIES' VOL », NO* ur.XORRIS,Proprietor ®ljf (S)ttumlua (Courier. IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY I* POST OFFICE BUILDINOs CORNER OF SECOND AND MARKET STREETS, )TTUMWA, WAPELLO'CO., IOWA 4. W. NORMS, EDITM. ,vi tw E S NVAKIABLY One copy,peryear ... Four copies" Ten men May 12, 18tU. NOTIONS, Ac.,4c. ectlv opposite th« Ottumwa House rontStreet, OttuaiWS., IoW»« ug. xu, 1—it 14-j J. T. HACKWORTH, TTORNEY AT LAW IND NOTARY PUBLIC. All professional business entrusted to him will O i e at o u o u a e i n riKli* ~T~ fc IN ADVANCE »1,T6 T,00. 115,00. 80,00. ,4 Twenty" ersons wishing**) subscribe fork less time than ycar.candoso by remiulngthe amount they wish v so appropriated. In no cai«e will we enter new unless they areaccompanled with tbr "«mc( —over Temple's Clothing Store., £tslaence—At Mrs. Mndge's, Front Strifit* cash. J. W. NORRIB. f)R. S. R. MITCHEL, OTTFMWA, IOWA, /i 7. CHARLES HOTEL. BY JOHN N.SIMONS. Corner of Court and Second Bta., OTTUMWA, I0W A Good eating, ciean beds, good company aod rea dable charges. "House refltted and tarnished newly through out. 18W-8 IS. »OOT AND SHOE MAKER. N. WACHTLER, Main street, one door east of the Express Office. Keeps constantly on hand a good assortment of eather, and Is always ready to accommodate cus Dmera with good work In his line. FWRepairlng done on short nolle*. aprl 18M. KRANER & MILLER, Dealers In FTOVES, TIN, COPPER, JAPAN '•AND SHEET-IKON WAKE, Corner of Front sod Market Streets, "TimWA, IOWA. gMarch 10, 18«4-tT JTTUMWA MALE AND FE 'malk seminar it. J. M. McKLRQY, I H. L. McGINiriK, Principal*, •s M. 1IALLOWAY, I SI. E. WILSON, Assistants. 7th, 1,463,at the Presbyterian Church •upiu admitted at any time, o riling can be obtained at prleestosuit thetime oiif admitted forlest thai) half a term- u e particulars call op or address either Principals. 186*. I N SMITH SH01\ ...Attention of Hunters and Target shooters is called Mthe rtrm of the undersigned who Is prepared to (MBufacture and repair all kinds ofrifles, revolvers, Stotfuiis and pistols, etc. etc., iu the fceht style and 3annr and on short pptlce. 'All wort done by we will be warranted. My shop la pp t'ruut Street, one door east of Otlumwa llouse. 'f l6-ta. LEWIS HUGO MASHEK. & J. S. WALKER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in IRVCOODS, GROCERIES, Harduare, Queenkwarc, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, GUM GOODS, FORS, be aptly at tended to. eclal attention will be given to collections,ca tion of Titles and conveyancing. Ottuiuwa, Iowa. •Ottuinwa, Iowa, Oct. 29th, 1H63. 82-15y. B. 0. BOULTON. I'.AKBli AND CONFECTIONER komt roL-a doobb kamt or tbb wttii bocss OTTIIMWA, IOWA. achlse Crackers and Confectionery of every varle at Wholesale and Retail. PartletandBallMttpplladoB tbeshortM -totlB*. M-ll—eh.8-12. EDWARD II. STILES, tttraey & Counselor at Law And Solicitor in Chancery. Ofllce over Walker's st*re opposite the OUaawa louse, Oitumwa, Iowa. fg" u now well prepared to procure the |100 louuty and back pay of soldiers, and all just claims kunnst the Government. Charges moderate, and tothing unless claiu^p art allowed. fl. I.ITIUI Aas.yo.W*. H. B. 6ISSON. DENTIST, iTTiTIIO JJgMANENTI,? JWOCATEfi If THIS *£1 city, o?«r» his services to tfce sitiseps oftAJtn and jTlcinity. Allwwrk war rated. Ladles waited on at heir residences, if (Jeslred. jg Teetliinsertedfrouion«t«o anentireiett, eltbar by Mm-mm of hp rings or atmospheric pressure. jH 0nriCK,at his rej|4*B«e,ef M»rk«tstr«*t. F«te.0, ia«l. T7 F. W. SMITH, A N i A I O (First door east or OWuisiwa Hoas*,, FRONT STREET, .... OTTUMWA gj I. kindsof •orkdoo/sio*' tyle, nd at theshoi tesiaotlee. Cutting doneto order. Bor?l,'4d-F CLOCKt WAVCV A JEWfiLPV E A I E undsrsjgqed.having located in Ottumwa, wi|)oarryon ihefolloviogbuslness.aadsollclts i^Bliberalihare ofthe public patronage: impairingalUnjdsofWatches,CJock»,J«»»lryBBd ^SKuslcal Instrument*. =,1 tUo—Uold llinasmadetDorder.leHBrlBf anden ^'gravliig dons. 11 elias a tine assortment o #AWILLIAM9 QJocks,Oatches .Jewel ly, Miis!eiil(i^Btri)ii)0Oii| GoldUfCiit Pioi,E»r*ringi Viag er-rl nf •, Lockets, ObAioi lK«jr»lllldo«, of oolloni for Please Place of buainest one dip or fMt ti NuNA i Aug 4Lh,'59-«l-ll*em HAMILTON, TOKNJSYB AT A W OTTUMWA.IOWA. tt-Orn« ever B. W. BetU' O cUiBfttere. THE Pf.ACE TO BUY •VHIBER, SHINOLEti Ac., 18 AT LVnRGR YARDS I C^nriin^tcH ,Mt. PUa*aiU ,rairfi*ld ^y**cysind O U W A WHERE willbefound thelargeststocksvero feredl n thewest,and which wil Ibesoldlower fes i at any point onthe Mississippi. AUothoseA khi iglesofourinanufactwre.fullcount ,ever8hln Jleifect g.D. RAN1 A CO. fpO .l *7 '85^n8S-lltf AMOS LL O U K—E. H. BOOTH, Proprietor. f, (KDDYVILLK, "1 IOWA. Having rcnA*«4INa Mi* DmbniIs Ui«akove Nlouse, and refltted It UirottgtiOBt In the beat BIBB the proprietor ran promise superior a^conmo 4nSations to all who may favor bin vitfc their custom |#.fKvilI* »l. lhth Il«f)4 '!m THE RUNAWAY -HATCH H»w the HchoolmaiMf rletf A.Fortune. MAJOR JOS. JOtfBS, OF PINBVILbl. It's about ten years ago sense the inci dent what I'm gwine to tell tuck place. It caused great sensation in Pineville at the monstrous cartful how tiey runaway with (teople's daughters witfeoqt their consent ever sense. Ebeneser Doolittle was the bominahlest man after rich galls that ever was. He hadn't been keepin sohool in Pineville morn'n six months, before he had found out every gal in the settlement whose fath er had twenty niggers, and had courted all "of 'eiu within a day's ride. He was rather ®ld to be popular with the gals, and some how they didn't like his ways, an the way they did bluff him off was enough to dis courage anybody but a Yankee schoolmas ter what wanted to git married, and hadn't many years of grace left. But it didn't seem to make no sort of difference to him. He undertook 'em by the job. He was jbound to bare a rich wife oat of some of 'era. *nd if he failed in one case, it only made him more perseveriu in the next.— His motto was—"Never say die?" Betty Darling, they used to call her ald Mr. Darling'8 daughter, what used to Ijiveout on the Runs—was about the torn downset misctiief of a gall in all Georgia. Betty was rich and handsome and smart, and had more admirers than she could shake a stick at, but she was sich a tor. mentin little coquet that the boys was all afraid to court her in down earnest. When Mr. Doo'ittle found her out he went rite at -her like a housefire. She was jest the gal for him, and he was determined to hsre her at the risk of his life. S, MM TIE laswell, Teacher ofMnalc fcouse ty and night, and when he couldn't i* Sixth year commences on Monday, SEPVBM- -utrance. No reaction, however, will be f»r occasional absence, unlessby specialagrep- o i 11 case of sickness. Well, he laid siege to old Mr. Darling's and rooma leave his Sohool to go and See her, he rit ^pour terms often weekseachin the year. letters to her that was enuff to throw any ®ulUonfroni^$9io qbut Rdtty Dirling into A Rt of thfl lracuuiesotrered to persons wishingto q»aj- highstericks to read 'em. Jest as every "themselves for teaching. and charged from body expected, after enoourageing him jest u" Things went on in this way for a while, til biemby old Mr. Darling begun to git so uneasy about it, that he told Mr. Doolictle one day. that he musn't come to his house no more and that if he ketched him send in any more love-letters anil kiss verses to his daughter by his nigger gals, he'd make one of his boys give hitn a alfired cowhidin But Mr. Doolittle didn't care for that -neither. He could see Miss Betty when jshe come a shopin in stores in town, and there was more'n one way to git a letter to her. What did he care for thai old Darl ing? His daughter was hed and hart in love with him, and w*s jest the gall to run away with him too, if she was opposed by her parents. And as for the property, he was certain to that when once he married the gall. On 6aiurdaf, when ther was no sohool, Mr. Doolittle went to old Squire Rogers, and told him he must be ready to marry a couple that night, at exactly ten o'clock. "Mum," ses he, "you musn't say a word to nobody, Squire. The license is all ready, and the p*rtjr wants to be Tery private. Squire Rogers was one of the most ac comodate old fellers in the world on such occasions. Mrs. Rogers was a monstrous cranky cross old lady, and nothing done the old Squire so mueh good as to marry other .people, it didn't nuke no odds who they {was. Besides, Mr. Doolittle was a injured n and a gre*t scholar, in hi* opinion, and .belonged to his church. Mr. Doolittle had arranged the whole business in first rate order. Miss Betty was to meet her at the end of her father's lane, disguised in a ridin dress borrowed for the occasion, when he was to take her io a dloM one horse barouche and "fty with her on the wings of lore," as he sed he would, to the Squire's ofllce, whar they was to te united in bands of wedlock before anybody in the Tillage know'd anything about it. lie had made arrangements at (he Hotel for a room, which he seed fixed up himself for the auspicious occasion, and tie had writ a letter to a friend of his down Augvsty to be thar the next week, to take charge of his school, as he thought it mought be fteoeaaapy fer him to keep oat of the way of old Darling for a few weeks, til the old feller could -have time to come to. time, and had the effect to make fellers trembling in every jint for fear she mought 3 'en„ff t0 jDRije the feller believe he had the thing ded, she kicked him fist. But shaw! lie was perfectly used to that, and he was too much of a filosofer to be discouraged by Rich a rebuff, When game was worth pursuin. He didn't lose a minit's time, but jest brushed up and went rite at her again.— Everybody was perfectly surprised to see hitn gwine hank to old Mr. Darling's after the way he had been treated by Betty: but they w»8 a good deal more surprised, and the boys was terribly alarmed In about a month, at the headway he seemed to be makin in his suit All at once, Miss Ret ty's conduct seemed to change towards him, and though her father and mother was terribly opposed to the match, anybody could see that she was begir.nin to like the pohoolmastei very well. All day Mr. Doolittle was bustin about as from bis taller colored faoe in a way to let everybody know something extraordinary was gwine to happen. Jest after dark he moijght been seen driving ought by himself in a barouche towards old Mr. Darling's. Everybody 'spccted something, and all hands was on the look out. It was plain to see Squire Roger's importance was swelled up con siderable with something, but nobody could'nt git ajaron} out of him. Mr, Doolittle didn't sp*re the laah sfter he got out of sight of town, «nd with sireio- if he wasn't certain which end he sh»d on, Buchanan, at Mew York. Tucker defraud while the runshine of his heait beamed ed the government out of $80,000, i' eyes snd palpi Satin hart, he soon reached iiikJjt God's proteclon. "5-v^ i- the place appinted to moet the object of his {Gen. consumin affections. Was she thar? NoV Ifcsl ii& Tot, thar she is!—the dear creater. The skirt of her nankeen ridin dress, what sets close to her angelic form, flutterin in the breeze.— She stands timidly crouchin In the fence, holding her vale close over her kve1y face, be discovered and tore away from the arms of her devoted Ebeneser. "Dearest angel!" ses Im^ hi a low *ofc». ''Oh, Ebeneser!" and she kind o* Ml! fa to his arms. "Compose yourself, lfy lovely v ^f i a e s o u I V "Don't fear, dearest creature. Iffy arm shall protect yon again the world." And he wss just gwine to pull aw^ her vale to kiss her—-— s uOhP' *v sm "didn't I tear aomebody comin?" 'Eh?' sea he. looking roond. LeCV%it in, my dear.' And with that he helped her into the bsroache, ami oontented himself with im print in a burnin kiss that almost singed the kid glove oo her dear little ha nd, as he closed the door. Then jumpin on the front seat, be drove as fast as he coald to town, en couragin her all the way, and swearing to her how he would love her and make her happy, and telling her how her fether and mother would forgive her and think jest as much of her ever. Poor gall! ahe was so terribly agitated that she couldn't do nothing hut sob and ory.^whioh made Mr. Doolittle lose her m^re and sware the harder. When they got to the Squire's office, and the boys that was on watch seen him help her out of the barouche, everybody knoir'd her at once, in spite of her disguise, and sich another exoitemant was neyer seen in Pineville. Sum of the fellers was half out of ther senses, and it was necessary to hur ry the oeremony over as quick as possible, for fear of being interrupted by the row that was evidently bruin. •Be quick. Squire,' sesl)oo!fttte hanriln out the license, and shakin Tike he had ager, 'for Miss Darling is very much agitated. The Squire hardly waited to wipe his spectacles, and didn't take time to enjoy himself in readin the ceremony slow. And puttin the dimi-semi quivers In his voice like he always did. The noise was getting louder and louder out of docks,-' sAd tea body was knockin to git in. 'Oh!' se8 Betty, leanin on Mr. DooKttle'B arm for support. •Go on,' says Doolittle, pressin her to his side, his eyes on the Squire, and his tace as wtilici as a Mtieei. 'Open the door, Regan/: sea a hoarse voice outside. But the Squire didn't hear nothing till he pronounced the last words of the ceremony, and Ebeneser Doolittle and Elizabeth Dar ling was pronounoed man and wife. Jest then the door opened. In rushed old Mr. Darling and Bill, and San) Darling, followed by a whole heap of fellers. The bride »cre%o)ed, and foil into the arms of the triumphant Doolittle. 'Take hold of her!' says old Darling, flourishen his cane overhead. 'Take hold of the huzsyP Stand ofifl' ses Doolittle throwin him self in a real stage attitude, and supportin his faintin bride on one arm. 'Staud off, old man! She is my lawful wife, and I claim the protection of the law.' Knock him down!—take hoM ofhlm!' ses half a dozen »nd Bill Darling grabbed the bridegroom by the neck, while Squire Rogers jumped upon the table and hollered oat: 'I command the peace! I command the peace in the name of th6 State of Georgia!' •She's my wife!—my lawful wifel' shout ed Doolittle 'I call upon the law)' Jest then the bride got over har faintin fit and raised her droopin head,—the vale fell off, and—ob, cruel fate! Mr. Ebeneser Doolittle stood petrified with horror, holdin in his armB not Miss Betty but Miss Betty's waitln-maid, one of the blackest niggers in Georgia, who, at that interestin crisis rolled her eyes upon him like two peeled onions, and throwid her ahns round hi* peck, ex claimed— •Dts is my desr husband W&at )f{** ty gin sse hrr awn aelfl' Sich a about as did follert •Go t»the devil, you bl»clt ses Doolittle, trying to pull away from her. 'Stick to him, StUa.' ses the fellers, 'da's yours accordin to Uw.' Old Squire Rogers looked like he'd mar ried bis last oouple, poor old man, and hadn't a word to say/or himselt The boys and young darlings like to laughed them selves to death, while old Darling, who was mad as a hornet, was gwine to have Doo little arrested for nigger stealiu, right off. Poor Poolittle! He made out, at last, to git lose from his wife, and to find the back door. He hsint never been heatd of jo Pioeyille from that day to Ihis. Tttckar, Sandem and Thompapn, who are included among the Peace Commission ers at Niagara Falls, are all heavy default ers to the Union Government. Sanders is behind some $30,000, as nsvy agent under »ij j-.11: through the Liverpool consulate, given him by Bu chanan. And Thompson, as Buchauan's Secretary of tike lotorior, engineered the great Indian hood fraud of $800,00^.— Now that these worthies are near by, had they not better step over and settle? In Schuyler Oolfax's distriet, Indiana, the Democrats hare nominated David Tur pin for Congress, a violent oopperhsad.— Mr. Colfak has already defeated Turpie a time or two, aod flan do it sgain. He who amendsWs faqlto fell ^inmif i»f »j OTTUMWA IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1864. Belknap's Letter lt flgr* {•cphart. HsADQCAams »d Brio. 4th Dir. 17th} ARJfT Corps, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 2 1894. Mrs. Gbbhart, Ottumwa. lows: Madam:—I take ths earliest occasion in my power to address you on the subject of the sad death of your gallant son, 3d Lieut. E. M. Gephart ofOo. D. 15th Iowa not fbr the purpose of opening afresh your wounded heart, hut to assure yau of the sincere sympathy of his lste commander, On July 22d I, as Cofdnel, Commanded the 15th. On the 21st the Regiment had made a charge on rebel works ?n which attack your son acted with*-conspicuous bravery. On that afternoon we moved to the left and on the22d when the enemy attacked us, the Regiment watf on the extreme left of the 17th Army corps. They tame upon us in such force as to turn our unsupported flsnk and the Regiment with the whole line of our division fell back. We formed soon after however In a cornfield, but our right was again flanked when we retired to the line of breastworks and here received the charge of the enemy and defeated them with great loss on their side. It was while the 15th was {MHtlg back from Ihe cornfield that I hat saw your lamented son. We were together and my attention was attract ed by his heroism and utter want of all idea of danger. I missed him however, when we formed the next line, but I under stand from Sergent Major Safely of the 11th Iowa, that Lieut. O. remained on the right of the line, charged with many others ft body of rebels who had taken possession of a par*: of our works routed them, capt ured several prisoners and while felling back with them was shot in the back of the head and instantly killed. His bravery was the cause of his death. I hardly know what to say, my dear Madam, to lessen the grief that must overwhelm you. Loving your son son as I did and appreciating his soldierly qualities—his energy and his de votion to bis work, I cannot help feeling that his loss Is a great one. You have my condolence and sympathy, and rest assured that I will never forget the manly qualities and gallant deeds of Emanuel M. Gephart. Lieut. Col. Hedrick will shaw you a copy of my report ih Which I refer to your son's conduct. rsifvWith regard and re«peot, By observing these roles there will be less complaint about unanswered letters, and the business of the Department will be greatly facilitated. G. N. N. TVeimtry Department, Suintf Auditor'« Oflee, August 1, J864. The iniMoarl Guerilla Tkera* lOM. The Thornton who figures ao oonspeoa ously just now in the dispatches as a gueril la chief in upper Missouri, is personally known to a good many people in this vicini ty. He gratuated at Bethany College in 1853, and he was then as he is now, a sort offire-eaMng guerilla, or rather gorilla we should say, for be was a gawky, ungainly, long armed and long lqgged affair, a good deal like a gorilla. He is a brotber-in law ofttye noted Col. Doniphan of Missaari, who figured conspicuously in the Chihua bua explditiou during the Mexican war.— He was known at Bethany, as he is now in the newspapers, by the name 'coon' Thorn loo, and was regarded as an eccentrio des perado, his chief delight apparently being to wear tall boot logs outside of his pants, with a bowie knife stuck inside, and to use •WOUl MMM THS SOLICITOR BEFaBTHRKT. v i Your friend truly. 1 H-n -n* WM. W. BELKNAP. Brig. Gen. Yjplf. Claims. To tht Editor of the JVJfto Yorh TWftvnfl. Sir: In order to insure a prompt reply to letters of enqu:ry made to this office, rel ative to the claims of ed soldiers, the following rules should in variably be observed by the writer: 1. All letters should be written in a plain hand. 2. The Company, Regiment, and State to which the soldier belonged should be stated correctly, 8. The date of death or discharge of the soldier should always be given, also the date, as nearly as possible, of making the application. 4. If the soldier was discharged, it should be stated whether it was fbr disabil ity, expiration of terra of service, or for wounds received in battle, under thf act of March 8d, 1868. 5. Those wishing to know the condi tion of a number of claims, or mo e claims than one, should make each inquiry on a separate sheet, unless the soldiers belonged to the same regiment and State. 6. ApR'ioants liwing in cities should be particular in giving the street an the num ber of the residence, the- biggest and oddest words be could glean from the dictionary. He was a tion. quiet, moody, pale-faced fellow, who drank a good deal of whiskey at times sod had very few companions. Ife was a tolerable sort of student and aot without iotetypctual ambi­ There is a boy living at Tresillian, Mass., named I$dvardWeeks, who al' thqugh twelve years ago, stands five feet Ave inches higb^ is very bony measures thirty three inches round the waist, and|is of the astonishing weight of 189 pounds, or about double tnat ot any ordinary youth of the same age. One ofthe Kindergartens in Boston haa adopted the system of graduating the school hours to the age and Ad vancement ofthe pupils, and the re sults have been most favorable. The youngest children oome only fronj 0 to 12 in tho forenoon those next them oome one hour in the after and the o14e*t tiro hoars. A raiKiary definition of altNfW«nkl be a report at headquarters. JMMMINI The Draft, o» Tqa war Wab Department, Solicitor's Ofpiob, Washington, August 1, 1894. The President of the United States is au thorized by the act of July 4,1864, "To call for any number of men as volunteers for the respective terras of one, two or three years, for military service and any such volunteer, or in oase of a draft, as hereinafter provided, any substitute shall be credited to the town, township, ward of a city, precinct, or elec tion district, or of a county not so subdivid ed towards the quota of which he may have volunteered or engaged as a substitute. "In case anv quota or part thereof shaM not be filled within fifty days after such call, the President is required immediately to or der a draft for one year to fill such quota or part thereof which may then be unfilled." Thia act in addition to, and in amend ment of, the prior aots tar "enrolling and oallingoutthe National forces," and nqust be construed in connection therewith. On the 18cb day of July, 1864, the Presi dent called for 500,000 volunteers under the provisions of the above cited act. Volunteers and drafted men are thus to he introdaced into the service for one, two, Of three years whereas, by the prior enroll ment laws of 1863| and 1894, the only period of service provided was for three years or the war and hundreds of thousauds ol sol diers are now in the service a* three years men. Questions having arisen relative to the settlement of quotas of which the one years' men are now to constitute a part, a consid eration ofthe two objects, principles and pro visions of the enrollment laws has become neoessary. The chief objeot of these laws is te bring able-bodied men into the military service, and to distribute as equally as practicable the burden of supplying thetn. In order to equaliao the quotas, the terri tory from which troops are to be drawn is required by law to be divided into districts, etc., and each district is to supply its due proportion of men. But as some districts send more and others less than their respective share of troops, and send some soldiers for a longer and others for a shorter term of service, the law requires the President to equalise the quo tas of the respective districts, by taking into consideration the number of men, and terms of their service, in each distriot. If the number of men were taken into consideranon without regard to the time of their service, is clear that the grossest in equality would exist in th« resnective co« uiouttonsof different districts, to tbe aggre gate military service of the country. If district A furnishes 1,000 men for ohe year, it contributes only oqe third as mnch to the military service as distriot B, which furnishes 1,000 men for three years, although fbr the first year the contributions of 4 and are, in mere point of numbers, equal. But during the second and third years of the three years' term, district A is contribu ting nothing, and to equalize those districts A must raise 1,000 men fbr the second year and 1,000 MM? for the third year of that terra. Hence this rule of equalisation requires that the number of men from each district should be multiplied by the number of years of each man's service. The product gives the amount of years' service actually ren dered and it is this product found for each ward, district, etc., which is to form the basis of comparison for equalizing the service re quired from all the districts respectively.— Such is the reauirement of the statute, and it embodies practical good sense and even handed justice. To apply these principles to the present state of facts, and to the draft to be made on the 5th of September next. The amount of service rendered by each •'district," etc., has been already ascertained by multiplying the nqmber of men by their respective periods of service, thus settling the old aocount of such district up to this date, in aooordanoewith the prinoiples %boye stated. A new call is now made for 500,000 men. This number will be distributed among the "districts," etc., as required by law, in strict proportion to the number ot military forces enrolled therein. That distribution having been made each district will ho charged in account with its quota in the first instance. But in some districts troops have already been furnished in excess of all their quotas. Each district must have its separate aocount made up, either by crediting the excess or charging the defect of years divided by three (§psumi»g as the unit of all former quotas one man rendering three years' service). In other words, iu sett'ing and equalizing the old sppounts of tb? different districts, their respective number of years' service will be divided by three, aod the quotient will pre the number of man furnished here tofore by each district, every person being thus reckoned as one three years' man and the exeett of men over former calls will be deducted from, or the defioienoy in fornqer calls will be added to, and constitute part of the respective quotas now to be obtained. AH persons volunteering previously tQ the draft will in like manner be credited. Th» oall is fbr one, two or three years' volunteers the draft wiU. according to law, be for one year only. The question now arises 1. Whether the three years* man wTlf, un der the present eall, be credited in the quota three nAn In considering this qaeetioa, it wiU be ob esrved that one man engaged to serve three jg. n£%b fct'tfli l£ btu vAi.iiiV 1 fi?a Jufcl military service has been equalized in ad ministering the former acts of Congress. It is not material what unit is ta^en the basis of equalization, if th*t unit is uni formly the same. It is on the same assump tion that the mode of calculation heretofore adopted will be continued by the Provost Marsha! General that the present call has been based. The call of the Present is fbr the num bt of individuals actually required, making allowance in the call only for those districts which, under this oall, will be liable to fur nish comparatively few troops, by reason of their having previously placed in the field more than their share under all former re quisitions. Each man furnished under the present call, whether his period of enlistment be longer or shorter, should count only one in the quota now required, and each district should furnish the full number of men which shall finally be determined on and called for its quota. But if one drstrict shall 411 ita quota with one year men, and if another district shall fill its quota with three years* men, the amounts of service of these districts will not be equal. On making up quotas under a new call, one of these districts should be credited with three times the amount of service which should be credited to the other, and the quota of the deficient distriet should be increased, or the quota of the district furnishing the three years' men should be diminished accordingly under 8ueh new call That distriot which, in the present draft, furnishes one year men, cuts up its burden into three parts, and shoulders one part the present year, and leaves the next to be met at the next call. That district which furnishes three years' men now, gains at once in its account with the Provost Marshal General !the same ben efit on the quota of the next draft as though it had furnished three times is many men for one years' service. Those districts which furnish three years' men now will be entitled to the foH benefit thereof on all future calls. We are about to commence the campaign, the greatest in magnitude, strength and im portance since the beginning of the war.— God grant that victory may crown our arms that this wicked rebellion may be crushed, our Union preserved, and peace and prosper ity again be restored to our beloved country. My faith and hope and confid :nce are in God alone, and I know that you feel the same. I trust that God may again gracious ly spare my life, as He has in the past, a nd yet one cannot fall too gt|ply, if, lovjqg Christ, he dies for his country. My entire hope is in the cross of my Savior, In this hope I am always happy. We pray here in the army, mother, just the same as at home. The same God who watches over you, also guards me. I always remember you. moth er, in my prayers, and know you never for get me in yours. All that I am, under God, I owe to you my dear mother. Do you rec ollect this passage in the Bible: "Thou aba't keep therefore the statute, that it may go well with thee, and thy children after thee." How true this is In respect to your children, mother. I hope yqu will read the Bible and trust the promises to the last.— There is no book like the Bible for comfort. It is a guide to the steps of the young—a staff to the aged. Wei!, my dear mother, good bye. We are going again to do our duty, to bravely offer up our lives for that of the country, and, "through God we shall do valiently." With much love, and many prayers, that whatever may betide us, we may meet in heaven ft last, I am your affectionate son, At each successive call, all aoooanta of ^et man," said he, 'and t4k* hitq .• in^A mm!.. 99 service preceding that call are made ap, and the call for quotas should be such as shall equalize the amount of service required from each district in proportion to the per sons therein liable to military service. It is the duty of each district to furnish •tr'PP: of everything. Ttye rebels carried the full numher ef designated in its quota these men should be received wheth- stock, removed all his hay and wheat er for one, two or three years service. WILLIAM WHITING. Sa Mel tor ef the War Depart so eat. General Rice to l|is IVotlief. The following is an ex'ract from the last letter written by Gen. Jatqes C. Rice, just before the battles in the Virginia Wilderness, in one of which he lost his life, to his aged mother, who lives jn Worthington, kla«s James. i A shower of puppies is reported to h%ve taken place somewhere out west, which is supposed to have been caueed by their be ing kicked oijt of (he dog-star. The other day, a Jew was quisaing an Irishman, and kept at him until he was some what aggravated, when, turning round, be tartly remarked: "Yes, dom your sowl, if it hadn't been for the likes of yees, the Savi our would bin alive now, and doin' well." "Sambo, whar you get that watch you we*r to qqeetln' last Sunday "How yo« know I had a watch Case I see (he chain hang out in front." "Go way! Suppose yon see halter round my neck, yoq think dar's horse inside of me?" and almost always garnished with required to furnish 900 one year wil), fhe day of our deliverance is at band the requirements of law snd the President's call be satisfied if it should furnish 100 three years' men UTTVI wm% WIV IU»U -WW years has been deemed the unit on whiofa consequently eonld oot rot* The day of four story bonnets fbr our the order, industry and income of the wives and sweethearts ia over, and abort college, and caused a marked improve ment in the behavior and habits of the young men. We are not at 41 sur- men will soon have a ehance to see some thing. The Empress Eugenie, whom every body feminine follows implicitly io dress Vriae fashions, has adopted a bonnet of small, round shape, enciroli lg the oval ot the face ting library in Salt LakeCity thev a of a district the same as three one year either of jet, white beads, or straw, which and an ingenious "saint" has discover men In other words, if district A shah be falls upon the hair. How tbankfi|l we should ®4 an infallible oure for the tapeworm, onn ..0... .tnon, collection apparatus resembled election box' es, on its V»eing handed to hitn, whibptred in the carrier* fur thU he was not r'^rriTO 3Hf O S E I E S V O 1 0 Served flint Bight. A gentleman just arrived from Higera town, yesterday, furnished our reporter WfU» an item going to show the ppirit and temper of the invading rebels. When the rebel horde appeared in front of Hagers town, one of Its principal citizens undertook a measure to whioh he looked for the pres ervation of his property. His barns were full of grain, h«s pastures were datt »d with sheep and cattle, and forty well fed swine were gathered in the rear of his or n cribs. He was emphatically a nqan of plenty and substanoe. When the rebels earn) he walked out to their lines with a danwk linen napkin affixed to his cane. The first rebel soldier he encountered he requested to show him to ttu ora ntiiing offloer. He was passed under guard to the object of bis search. "General," said he, "f am a warm sym pathizer with the South. I heartily wish success to this invasion and to your forces. My object in seeking you out is tq ask yoij and as many of your staff as will aocept the invatation to artke my house your head quarters during your stay here. My house is yonder upin thtt hilt" (pointing (o a fine, old fashioned mansion with modern additions, with a long tow of hay ricka ta| the hack ground.) "You sympathise with the South, did you say?" queried t^e (general. "Very earnestly, sir, and always have done so.w The rebel General' bebinned 'iiTtt^ssss geant who stood near bins, "Bring a mus- into the ranks. The "syatpathizer" opened wide his eyes but stood mute with horror. He "couldn't see it" in that light. Ha statu nered ,ui, last, **OW I didn't mean that, General, don't want to fight. want to entertain you and your staff while you remain here, and to show you that I am y mr friwd." The rebel General contemptuously t| formed hin) that they interpreted sympa thy only in its literal senta. Ha had claimed to sympathize with them, and tjMp intended to avail tho-no|ve$ of his go^i will. A striqg of wagons was at once tr^tt: ed on, driven to the sympathizer's proper ty, snd in the saa)3 afternoon ho was off all his cittle, sh ep, hogs and smallec crop, leaving his barns utterly erqpty.i The cavalry horses were turned into his growing oats, and his corn was cut for fod der fr the stock while on the march. The sympathizer was detained until all was done an 1 was^ then^ released wUJg^Jtly^fcg oy like him in ftfaryland are new reaping the fruity of their sympathy. When men will take the suckers out of their pumps^o prevent Union soldiers from drinking the water, their sympathy with t^e South de serves some such recognition as that given to the friend of the rebel cause above ferred to, who came to grief at Hagerstopp. —Philadelphia North American. The oldest bell in America is in the tittle Oatholio ohapel in the villisg*iQf St. Regis, on the St. Lawrence river The bell in that otwrch, say* the Nor wich Aurora,was taken from DeerfieW the t'me of the French and Iadvap invasion of that place in 1704, and it is said, was suspended on a pole and carried on the shoulders ofthe Indians to the place where it now hangs.' It was originally purchased in Prance by the Church of St. Rec^is and the vessel in which it was being taken to Quebec, was captured by an English cruiser and taken into the port of Sa lem. The bell a^ part ofthe cargo was sold and bought by the church in Deerfield. The invaders of Deerfield were from St. Regis, and took special pride iq reoaptnrjng and returning The military situation oqw, la sim ply this: Richmond forms the right of the rebel ariny Atlana the centre Mobile the left Savanah and Charles ton the reserve. The fall of Mobile places Sherrqan on the left and south of the rebel domain, with that left sundered from its right and unabled to maintain its position. With every thing so hopeful let not the men aad nioney nece^ary to Wpple the Ow federaoy be withheld Jaoob Thompson, rebel Commis sioner at Niagara Falls, in company with CJay and Hplcombe crossed the Detroit river at Gross Isle, several days ago, and is now somewhere in the Western States, according to Ike Detroit Tribijpp. ohaplain of an inquiring mind serving an artillery man in a recent battle keeping perfectly cool and tran quil nnder a heavy fire, asked if he lyaa supported by Divine Providence. He was hoprified by an answer in the negative, with the explanatory assur ance that the battery was supported by the Qth New Jersey. Gi^ls at College.—The e^pen. ment ot admitting girls as students In college has been tried at an institution of Ohio, and fonnd to work admirably, Their presence has added greatly to ed. fringe, ajso raising very fair crops of cotton il mL. e i_i: .4 1 vizi DUtnukin Seed mpftts nniin.lo.l tina An Irishman being in churoh where the make them easily swallowed, and ta, .« a .... i a a IrAn in fna \a mm 1. 1_ .a ken in the morning before breakfast I. ii« -.ir The Moriqona have started otaulm are viz: pumpkin seed meats, pounded fine and mixed vith enough cold water to »vi» vi/iu atur 9 A man that astonishes at first so^n makes people Impatient K he dneraot cMttnoeHu the same elivening key e

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