Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, August 15, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated August 15, 1861 Page 1
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.__ ** 1 ** rSSSS3B ' -- - ■■- ■ -'— ~- ~~-~ —— —~ .„ .'..''ifc .~l—.-~. DEVOTED TO LITEBATUHE. NEWS. AGMCUMTOE AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. "VOL. XVII. IftWT MARY’S BEACON ■ 0 mum IYIIT THURSDAY IT < A9.kme. ft Jins s. Downs. i— ■■ ■ |sf TinpßMw Smeupno*.—slso per an tom, to b paid* within six months. No I dtefaftn will he received for a shorter m*k4 wH ■£ months, sod no paper be i •gmutinftfd nntil all arrearages are paid, f Wfifelt of the publishers Tsana or Advkrtisino.—Sl per squarel tor the fin* insertion, and 25 cts. for j every subsequent insertion. Twelve lines tv Was constitute a square If the number f insertions be not marked on the adver tisement, it will be published until forbid, I and charged accordingly. A liberal de duction made to those who advertise by , the year. ’ EpcrcL of Got Jackaor, of Missouri- | On Thursday evening last a large crowd , assembled in front of theSpotswood House j to get a look at Governor Jackson, and, * if possible, to hear from his lips sn account. of affairs in Missouri. ,In response to loud aud repeated calls for him, the Gov- ' •roor appeared in front of the bote), and was introduced to the assemblage by a gr utlemeu whose name we were unable to learn. After the cheers which greeted the 'Governor had somewhat subsided, be ad dressed the assembly as follows: Mv rKiaans or Virginia and or Tim THKk.N ('onskukkacy, who have assem bled here to-night. 1 greet you with the warmth of an overflowing heart. Had not similar scenes on my way to this place, in demonstration of the interest of the Southern people in the cause in which I am engaged, accustomed me to fhem. (his kind reception might have taken me by surprise. 1 take it, however, as no ( compliment to myself personally. I think 1 understand very well tbia demonstration and aU other welcomes that have greeted *meon my way hither. It is but the ex prcasiiHß f the profound earnestness of Southern men in the glorious cause in to whto JU- p iso geo, ana in which nn mstnne and honor are forever enlisted. Ivedßt not you want to Hear something (Voices, “Yea; tell us about her!”] The troubles you have bad here, the difficulties you have surmounted. Mis souri has aud encountered to a far greater extent. The people of Missouri are more divided than the people of Vir ginia. The insidious influences of the enemy have for years been brought vo boar on her in the effort to surround the Hoifth with a * wall of fire,” occupying as she does the position on the left flank of the Southern States. On account of the Recfpgphical situation of Virginia and lltlfouri. it is appn rent to the minds of | ad that these States must be the great battle fields npon which this war is to be waged, if Hr. Liucon shall think proper to continue it. I bad hoped, however, and l still have some h<me, that after the terrible defeat and dreadful slaughter which bit minions met with at Manassa the other day. be will look at the thing properly and be governed by reason in stead of fanaticism, and cease this war before the sun goes down to-morrow night. If he has been laboring under the delusion thpt he could conquer the Southern people, the battle which was fought the other day a> Manama Junction ought to be satis fiictory evidence to him that such a thing if utterly impossible. He ought to know that history presents no case where such a people as the Southern States ceutain.j with such resources to back them, with •ueh interests at stake, with such courage to nerve their arms, and such principles to inspire their hearts, ever were cou all who, like Lincoln, at tempt the hazardous experiment, will leacn from the book of bloody disaster that they •wr can be conquered. (Con finned cheerirg, and cries of “Never! never r> I symjAiithiae deeply with the people! of Virginia, as Well as you do with the people of Missouri. As 1 before remark- Ao geographical position of the two! iiitofri- took vs them the battle grounds by ; ymmmf aonaequcnce. We are placed is (fee oogt ranks; we occupy the out ptolto 1/toons nns taken it cannot be ex pected toe eitoAd will long bold out. Htotot, I haw swrrabere, from the to* A ewUnad toe flfcWU* of Arkansas until A Mebed torn plane, fewafcul my follow ftfiW— to toHy to toe nweue; if they' • tow net want to aec their omu homes in -fttoMfl, their earn firesides daasfoted, they jtoff sawh forthwith, either to Virginia nr jHifaanri, meet the invader foee to face, pwd dftoe him from the soil, or die in ; Mm aoto endeavor. {Cheers.]* I know yom desire to bear comething i epefiailjf about Misaonn. Well, we have' toad aetoe little Ainwhing there; we 1 haveem tote for standing off aud look- j lag .an, nod when w .get dose to the eaornp, we aee hound to make him smell our powder. We had a little skirmish st Mognevityr, Where I bad but six huu- Hfto M**f mi bffif Uiem unequipped j LEONARD TOWN. UP.. THURSDAY MORNING. AUGUST 15, 1861. —the enemy having twenty-seven bun dred well-drilled soldiers. 'Although it was unwise to make any stand against such overwhelming odds, my men could nut resist the opportunity of taking a shot or two before retreating. We lost three men and they lost nine. We con-' tinned on the retreat ten days or two weeks with enemies all around me, with forces sent to intercept my road, commit- ! mentions with friends cut off. and rein- 1 force men I* could not reach itt* for targe bodies; my friends came to me in squads of fives, lens, fifties aud hundreds. 1 knew they would come, and 1 awaited them. At length I had sufficient force; to make a stand. On the s(h of July the ’ enemy appeared, numbering twenty-five hundred men, under command of Col Siegel. \Ve routed them, drove them fourteen miles, and from every position they took, and the last we heard of lhen= j they were still running. [Laughter and ; i cheers.] It was done exclusively by Mus i souri troops. i Another battle we had a day or two! afterwards, and 1 think it is the greatest tight of the war, although upon a sm all. j scale. Col. Cook had raised a regiment of 800 men, mostly Dutch. These he quartered in two large barns. Two of my i Captains. Hull and Slone, with their com panies, consisting of ISO men. went to lln-ae barns before daylight and slangli-! lered the enemy like bogs, killing 22t of. them, putting the rest to flight, and get- ■ ting every gun the scamps Imd. [Cheers.] There has been some little skirmishing on i the noth side of the Missouri river, of' which, however, 1 can give no account, ; having aeeu nothing but telegraphic re- | i poiitj from that rgito. The day after j the sth of July battle, I was met by the gallant McCulloch—Hen McCulloch—you 1 all know him. {t’beers ] That gallant soldier had marched for two days and ! nights. He knew the enemy was after i me. He was fifteen hours too late, but , it was not his fault. I have been morti- > tied, my fellow-citixens, of Virginia, to see it published in your papers that that gallant officer aud myself had a difficulty ' after the battle. My friends, if I had the j (tower, aud desired to make a man who J should stand as the representative of man- > Hood, amt combine within himself alt that! is excellent in human character, I know | not the model 1 would sooner take than the gallant, noble, brave McCulloch. S [Cheers.] With eight thousand men he I came to our assistance, with troops from • Texas. Arkansas and Louisiana. One) regiment from this latter State was the > first and best I ever saw. They came all the way on foot—they came to fight and not to retreat. In addition to this j force he brought to my aid his high mil itary genius, his r Witless energy and brave aud fearless heart. [Cheers ] Gen. j Polk lias ordered to my as>i>tancc thir teen thousand men, aud they are now on their way to the battle-field. [Cheers ] I shall return as soon as the cars Can take me to the State of Missouri. 1 shall go to the field, and there I shall re- ■ main until the invader is driven from our soil or we are conquered. [Cheers.] 1 do not expect the latter to take place, j Bueh men as we have can never be con quered. [cheers.] because they are fight- i ing for llct which is dearer than life it-; self—their lights. [Cheers. 11 hate left behind me wife, children, homo, eve- . rything that is dear to man. My men ; are in the same condition. We would be worse than cowards if we gave up the ; contest with anything less than life. [Loud cheers.] In the great battle lately fought—the I battle of Davis. Beauregard and Johnston —our men exhibited a foretaste of what Lincoln’s menials may expect in every j contest that is to follow. Auy set of raw • troops who can, with nothing but bowiet knives, charge upon the bayonets of regu lars, as our men did in the late battle, can 11 never be whipped. There is no instance* upon record whore raw recruits were known to make such bold, daring, slash- 1 iug charges right up to the mouths of can-1 non, manned by veterans, and take them, i as did our men on that occasion. Nor i was an army with such equipment* aud 1 appointments, as the enemy possessed, : ever before known to leave all their mu nitions in the bauds of a force so numcri- i eally inferior as ours. Let every man i in the Southern States be of good cheer, i i With all the division# of my people and ; < all the difficulties and embarrassments ■ < that have been thrown around ine by the j combined efforts of traitors and foes, I i hare never for one moment doubted wliat I < is to be the final result. [Applause.] All {< we have to do, my friends of the Southern j J States, is to rise at once aud overpower i the enemy. Their troops have been nine- 1 1 ty days troops; their time is about exjtir- < ing. You may take my word for it, very ! few of those men who have tested the 1 1 strength of Southern steel will be anxious. i to re-enlist. [Hieers.] Then I say, be-11 fore they reorganise their shattered army, ( let us strike, and strike home. [Cheers ] < I claim to have no superior military capa- i city, but to my mind toe quick aud dcci- i siye blow is the one we should make 111 i Virginia aud Missouri, and drive the in- i vadcr from our soil. I advise every man j in the Southern Stales, that can raise an < arm in defence erf his home and rights, to go to Virginia or Missouri. What is life t* me or to the twenty-five thousand ai|-. diers left behind me? Every thing makes life at all valuable, ceases ift" exlsf ““less we can be with tbone near true to us, unless we are able to Auaintofo oar rights, vindicate our honori and establish our independence. “Give he liberty o^ , give me death,” is my mgltfi in thia ■' 1 it. (■• n j WCM ) toUeti % -4m —.... The Distinguished Deed- We find the foliowln^ % jfthresting bio -1 graphical sketches of three distingumhed officers who fell in the battle at Mauassa last Sunday, in Tuesday’s issue of the j Charleston Mercury. CBN. BAWXAKV V.. BKI. t pon the wings of shining victory conies the dark shaft of Death. And with the first impulsive leaping* of the heart in the glad shout of triumph for our arms and our cause, the breath of , Carolinian* is stilled in mourning for our : gallant dead. In lhat they lived, they were ours—in that they are dead it was for us they died. 11 pon each heart in Carolina they have levied a tribute.— The hitter, hitter tear* of those who .loved them dearest in life, the little hands of pleading children, demand of ’ us < even in the rush of life, and the tierce cry of victory, to pause in silence j over their biers, aim to mingle our sor rows with the unutterably grief of hearts ! that cannot le comforted. And to-day • South Carolina, like a Spartan mother, | mourns her lust sons. I’erhapa there was no roan of hi* age i in the Confederate service who had won for himself a fairer fame, both as an t accomplished officer and a high-toned • gentlemen, than the late Gen. Barnard Bee, of this State. I’pon the desperate . fi**ld of buttle, wh< ro more than once , hi* gallant blade had won him tbs ap plause of the army and of hie native . Slate, sword in hand, he perished—an untimely death, j Gcu. Bee, descended from an old Car ; olina family of gentlemen, was about IJS years, of Xffe. mid leaves a widow 1 aud an infant son. lie entered West Point a Cadet in IS4I ; was made Brevet Second Lieu tenant, 3d lufantry, in 1845. During i the Mexican war he served with marked I distinction, winning two brevets before j the close of the war- -that of First Lieutenant, “for gallant aud meritoriou* conduct in the battle of Cerro Gordo, lon the iSth of April, 1*47 in which he was wounded ; and that of Captain, in the storming of Cliapaltepec. on the j 13th of ScpUmbiT, 1*47, “for gallant and meritorious conduct.” Since 1848 he aeu-d as Adjutant, and rose to a full Fir.*t Lieutenantcy in March, 1851. Hi* achievements, since that time, in wars amung.'t the Indians, were such a* to attract toward* him the attention of: hi* State, and in hi* dying hand, on < i the field in which he fell, he grasped ; the sword which South Carolina had taken pride in presenting him. Few men of his age had attracted more attention in hi* profession, and *ueli was his reputation, that President Davis, at once raising him from the j rank of Captain, appointed him a Brig adier General In the FrovUional Army, j It will noc be easy to fill his place in the Confederate service; but BoUth Car olina. more especially, mourn* his less,, for be was a true representative of her race. Mild, modest, amiable of deport- r incut, open, generous, bold and dashing ' in achievement, i.iee of honor aud puoc tilliou* of fame, winning friend* by stcrl- * ing conduct, as fearless of foes as sens!- 1 tlVe of regard, he was all that his State' could ask of a gentleman, a soldier and | patriot. South Carolina will over bend iu honor over the tomb pf syich a sou. COL. riIANCIB% BARTOW. _ In the death of this distinguished gen tleman. Georgia has lost one of her very most gifted tsns, and tmH&mth a patriot who we can never cease to deplore. C*d. Bartow was a young man, we would 1 suppose scarcely over forty years of age. ; Yet he ha* b.*en for several years in the I front rank in the polities and at the forum • of his native State. Hi* was one of the i commanding minds of Li* section ; aud his great talents, and the weight of his ir reproachable private character, doubtless contributed materially to the position so deliberately taken by hi* State ou the! Southern question—a position which her sons are now maintaining with a finunesa 1 and intrepidity worthy of her people and the great cause they have espoused. Col. Bartow left Georgia in command of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, a noble company of voting men,'composed of the flower of the State, having resigned from the Confederate Congress for the purpose j of taking the field, lie was soon promo ted to the Colonelcy of one of the Georgia regiments. He served under General

Johnston, and has served nohlv, conse crating by his blood his devotion to the i great cause of Southern Independence. Georgia will weep few nobler sons. user. col. bexj. j. jonxsox. Lieut Col. Benjamin J. Johnson, the : : second inVowmawd of the Hampton I*-! itpon, iaanative of the town of Beaufort. 8. 0., and u about forty-five year* of ;age of hb death. Ilia broth efn ewoKwttua State—two of whom are Church—one, j Johnson, being th| pferf- tut afterwards studied lav sTuff! Col. DeTreville,and came to ihetdar of < Beaufort, where be practiced a few years, j Baring his residence in Beaufort he com , man Jed the 12th regiment of Infantry, and was highly esteemed as n officer, j In 1838, when barely eligible in years, jhe was elee'ed a member of the House of j Representative from St. Helena Parish, where he serrd many years, until he was I transferred to the Senate by the same con stituency. Col. Johnon served in the Semite for two terms and until his remo val to Christ Church Parish, about three years ago. Immediately upon his remo , val he was elected a member of the House I of Representatives fiom the election dis-1 trict of Christ Church, and continued a member to the time of his death, j Col. Johnson's career in the Legislature 1 ; was marked by attention and intelligence. I ’! He frequently filled the position of Chair- | man of important committees, and was known as a working member. He parti- j cipated fully in the debates of both houses, and was always distinguished by fairness and ability, in his mode of conducting them. He filled a high position in the * polities of the t'late, as evinced by the prominence of his name in the late elec- j tion for Governor' of South Carolina. His heart was always true to the honor of his State, as exhibited throughout his life and illustrated by death. Col, Johnson's influence was largely owiitg to his ] terminal characteristics. A | man of strong will, strong temper, bold, self reliant, imperturbable, energetic, he ,at once impressed upon those with whom |he was thrown in contiet, his thorough manhvutl. He won friends in the closest ties of regard and affection. In his life be sustained the measure of a Carolina gen tleman, and in his death he baa added to it that of the patriot. ■ ■ . —— Fighting for Terms of Peace. Prom the \eic York Day Book. The Washington correspondent of the j SpringfiebJ I! ipithfirnn writes: The Pres ident is very Grin. To all who despair of put tingdown the rebellion he says, “Urnieinber that it is just us necessary to conquer the rebels to dictate dr rent terms of separa ] tion as it is for the purpose of preserving j the Union. If we were to stop fighting now the ref nit would dictate Just such terms a* ■ they shall see fit. There would be HO liv- j ’ ing with them in peace.** The above comes from a well informed i | scarce, and we have no doubt is substan- : tially true. The iJea of conquering the i , South never could have Wen entertained ; !by any sane, sensible persons, certainly : not by men like President Lincoln and hi> ; I Cabinet, who imi't have more accurate knowledge of southern strength and re -1 sources than the mass of the people. The above confession implies that the war is now conducted for the sole purpose of gaining favorable terms of peace and ad justing “decent terms of separation." This' j exactly corresponds with our ideas of 1 the causes of the commencement of this i war from its very beginning. The ultra ; faction of the Republican party, Greeley, ( Blair, Lovejoy, Wilson A Co.~ were ju.-t as responsible for the inauguration of the war as they were for the urging of the ; “On to Richmond” movement. There never would have been any war had it not been for their machinations and for their terrmHw over the Cabinet. Now, what was®*; ; object T Why. plainly and clear- have preached “ for years thatfnmnion was preferable to the contin uance of so-called Slavery. Mr. Lincoln, at heart, doubtless feels and thinks with them, for be has sard that “this country 1 could not endure half slave and half free." j The argument that these men used amongst themselves, as we Ime reason to know, was this: “We will conquer the South if we can, but if we fail in this, we shall at least get rid of her. we will divide the Union and have a government in which ire can enjoy the offices and emoluments, i , for the South gone, the Democratic party Is broken down, and we can have things in the North onr own way.** Such was the cool and diabolical spirit in which the wltra Republicans contemplated a war.— The conquering of the South they never j really regarded as possible, though they said so, and veiled their plans fur dissolv ing the Union under the most energetic and determined opporition to its over throw. The *' terms of separation,” as Lincoln remarks, they were anxious about. Our information in regard to the plans of these conspirators leads us to believe that they wisb to secure the Potomac as the boundary, with Western Virginia to the Blue Ridge and the States of Kentucky and Missouri. Aud this, we haw lade i i . doubt, is iftw what Uncoin means by “de cent terms of separation.** It is pitiful to think that anv American eitiaen should deliberately plan each s hellish scheme, but we should remember that these men are not Americans at heart. Their mind* arc poisoned with a foreign delusion about j negroes, which, added to their erroneous conception* of government, make them fit [BWa for European monarchists to use to the overthrow of our Republican in i'll||tutions. “The greal designs of Provl poenoe, however, cannot be mist rated, and * these Abolition disnniontsts may plot and counter-plot, but Truth trill come out up : pennost, and the Rights of the People*, though trampled in the dust, will yet be j vindicated, and the Uuiou of these States, at the worst, doubtless, only temporarily prostrated by their infernal conspiracy. One of the Fire Zouaves, who had been in the battle of Bull Run and vamosed very soon thereafter, was recognized near Wadrington Market, in tin* city, a day or | two ago. “What the devil are you doing here V* asked the acquaintance when he ; recognized him. “Got leave of absence?” ■ “No I** thundered the Zouave. “i got the word to ‘fall back’ at Bull Run, and 1 nobody has told me to hall! so I have | kept on retreatin’ ever since, and got away I here I” Who says that Fire Zouave is nut under thorough discipline. Where the War Party is Carrying Us * We make the following extract from the money article of last Tuesday’s Ph ladel i phia Ijedgrr. Let the people reflect upon j contents. They know as well us we : can tell them that thousands of iicoplc I who never made eight hundred dollars a I year at their occupations are now making thousands out of the war. Of course they will not stop to count the cost to the poor ; man, the necessities of whose fnrnily re l quire him to sweat under the heavy bur ’ den for a mere living; j ‘The stock market is depressed and inactive The whole day's business is included in SIO,OOO of bonds and 305 shares; distrust of the future is the great feature of the market. Nobody seems able to see very clearly the end of our political difficulties, while almost all are wilUpg to admit the result is more indefi nite and more remote than even the more cautious were willing to acknowledge a mouth or six weeks ogo. Nothing but the great abundance of nmcmplnyed capi tal cun account for the firmness of the stuck prices. With a rapidly accumula ting national debt, and buMiiess paralized us was never known before, it is surpris . ing that buyers of stock securities cau be • found at existing prices, or indeed at any price, for however low they may seem, i there is much reason to fear that they will ! go >till lower. It is estimated that within ! the present fiscal year the public debt of this nation will le swelled to nearly or j quite five hundred millions of dollars. For j the last two ruoiths it has been increasing j at the rate of about a mil I ion a dollars per ; day. And, as yet not a single cent is rea j lized from the people and paid on account iof this very large sum. The whole of it ; has been raised on well arranged Joans. : plausibly presented by a very industrious ; and ingenious Secretary of the Treasury. Capitalists, who had no use for their mo j ney, under the promptings of patriotism, gladly exchanged it tor Government loans aud Treasury notes, which have been , created at various times and iesued in al most every variety of amount, at high and i low rates of interest, ant] as currency, a B.T; of forced loan, at no interest at all. These have justly found wide favor, but none of them have been paid, and Con gress is even now halting, whether they wili or not authorize a direct tux for the payment only of the interest, at the end I of the 3'ear, on such an amount of debt as as the nation will probably thou owe. If the interest is not promptly paid as it fulls due, and by paying, we mean cash, through the medium of the tax gather, and not by further borrowing, the credit of the Government cannot be maintained. And if maintained by direct taxation, what will be the feelings and expressions of the taxpayers ? There are complaints now that this movement is unwise, that i that was wrong; that something other than was attempted should have been done, just as the thing undertaken resulted, suc cessfully or otherwise; but when to this contrariety of opinion and complaining i< added the failure to pay interest on the public debt, or is coupled with the annoy i ance of the tax collector, we may imagine the effect on the stock list generally. To j us there is little in the future favoring a buoyant st*ck market, and not a few possible contingencies calculated greatly i to depress it.’* Now, any can calculate the cost to each man to pay the $500,000,000 men tioned in the above. But supporing | (bat (he whole sum will have to be paid 1 by the 20.000,000 of people in the North, it will asses* $25 to every man, woman and child. If we take the usual average , of five to each man of family, the assess-1 meat will be $125 to each man. Deduct abtHit one third of these as delinquents, or as not being able to pay. and the true sum which the war policy will extort frwm | every man possessed of the means from NO 32 a rnmmmmmmmmmmmmrnf ! which the motmy can be recovered bjr i procef&of law, will be $166.25. How I many wjap have that much to fpiei | after paying for the labor of gathering > their dbrps ? Two years of such a war * i will mortgage all the property of tho t, laud. '1 1 ; Future Movements ei the Confederates* I I Mr. M. W. Cluskey, correepoodeut of ' 27 th- There is an ominons sifcncc the past few days in Uichmond in respect to mili -1 tary matters. It is ominous, because it ' I precedes and foreshadows important move* t ! meats—the carrying out of the legitimate j military consequences of our great victo ry at Manassas, or rather Stone Bridge— | a few miles west of the J unction. Those . i legitimate ends arc the expulsion of the _ ; enemy from Alexandria and Washington, ( ! and the liberation of Maryland from the ; i thraldom of Yankee oppression and iu ;. tolerable alien insolence. I am well in , formed when I say to your readers that these arc the ends which our victorious army shall, under a kind Providence at tain before they wreathe their brows with j the laurels so nobly won near Manassas on Thursday, the 18th, aud Sunday, 21st July. Gen. Beauregard has issued an order ' prohibiting any person, unless specially . authorised by the Secretary of War, from . | passing beyond his lines towards the lines ,f of the enemy. The reason of this precuu ., tion is obvious and 'suggestive. lu the ; 1 first place, men, or rather scamps, after [ tarrying a few weeks in Richmond, easily , procure a pass to rescue their trcmUirtg ( | families from the Hessians at Washington. r They pass through our lines with iinpurii . jty. and after they have reached Wasning . i ion in safety, and received their “thirty i pieces of silver,” we find out that they I were spies. And, again, t‘. e order evin , ces the caution that important movements > inspire. Gen. Beauregard is now ad ( vancing upon Alexandria, in small col s uni us and short marches, and must con r tinuc to do so until all his entensivo, pre , parations are complete. Hence the abso . lute necessity of deluding strangers from f oi Jimw. I 1— , ■ . mm 1 Tim Pmkm at Bi ll Run.—Some of the i newspaper men had narrow escapes on [jSunday. House, of the Tribune; Stead j 1 man, of the \V>.rbl; and Villard, of the i f/eniM, Were with General Tyler, and , • much exposed. McCoitnick of the Post, . rode on to the field with General Me Dow*- ! ell nod staff, and with them received the j first terrific firs of the enemy. He was ( I with Hunter’s columns moat of the day. !> 1 and leaped from his horse three times to , | avoid shells and rifled cannon shot, which p j otherwise would have crushed him. Mr. , Walker of the New York Kxprct*, did \ goad service for our wounded at the hos pital: and was near being taken prisoner there at the time of the cavalry charge. , Getting sejrarated from his caniage through the stain|>ede of his companions, . , lie Was compelled, like Fulstatf, to lard the i lean earth with his sweat, as he trudged _; sturdily homeward, and, in company with ! the writer and others of the press-gaiij;, ( , brought up the rear and “covered the re— ! j treat'’ of demoralised Congressmen—aol ! diers, we mean—teamsters and Cuugreae- I men. i j . . Onk ok thb Camp Jokks.—lt is said *! that Gen. Magruder, in command at ' York town, is not a member of the temper- j pvranee society, and the boys, who are j sometimes rather dry. have not failed to j discover that fact, and perhaps to 'speak pretty freely of it sometimes. Among these was private Win.-hip Btedman, of this town. On the day after Stedmau ' had performed an act of great gallantry in j the scouting party from Bethel Church, he was confounded at a peremptory order to 1 appear before the general, enforced by a section of soldiers. He was unable to de- I I cide whether he was to be shot or repri ; tuanded, till be reached the general’s tent • ami was sternly addressed thus: “Private jStedman, I understand that you have said | that Old Magruder drinks all the liquor in ’ Yorktown, aud won’t let you have a drop. You shall say so no longer, sir. Walk in and take a drink. I commend ycu fur your Ira very.” —FayetUllU (AT. C.) Ob~ : server. t4T When Voltaire was on his death bed many visitors called-—all of whom were denied entrance to his chamber— j Among-t then was the Abbe Chapeau, who came to offer the consolations of the church. When his name was announced Iby tbe servant. Voltaire said, “I came into the werld bareheaded, aud 1 shall leave it without a chapeau!'* 1 IF A pious paper in Vermont says, “U e hare the ability to conquer the South, and we shall do it.” That is the reason the young man gave for whipping hit ! mother—he meant to do It to shew ha could do it.

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