Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, September 5, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated September 5, 1861 Page 1
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VOL. XVII. MINT MARTS BEACON a musaigft imv rscMSii nr J.V.XOm. 41 JAMMM ft. DOWNS. Tnm 09 Subscription— per aa- IKi. to bn paid within six moths. Ho mhmywi will he reecired for s shiktor Ness"®**** s*i'i aisspfi ah the optom of the pnhlWh rs. • Tmwm Awwiiium.—ftl per sfun 0m the fisut famOw. and zSeto. for avary snhsnanent insertion. Twelve lines er hie esnsutute a square If the number of hmratiuM'he nal nmrfced on the adver tisement, H wt he jpuUished until forbid, and shargH accordingly.. A liberal de duction nude to those who advertise by the year. Am (to A ? f OrledMS Smotirng Mta. Mm is tikii Trims* sad Bern Dis* War Is s big thing; and I have a good right to say It. For haves'! I hem fe the war? Didn't I light. Meed, sad have the sarrativw of my coat vio lently, ruthlessly and murderously ab breviated by the sanguinary sw<wd-bay osrtT of a bloody New Turk Fite Zou ave t Wasn’t I takes prisoner by the ■asm Zouave “at Bull Run," and un earemusitMMy ushered in the presence of the McDowell? War is a big thiag, and 1 desire to stand to the assertion. It matters now bow Klubs and I chanced to he at the battle of Bull Run. We were there on business of my uncle Davy—and ibatV sufficient. . Wlbilst Klubs and 1 were seated in a true, and indulging in loud huzzas of gist mi glorification at the defeat of the Federalists and the triumph of our arms, vc were surprised by the appearance <>f half a dosen villainous looking Federal i Zouaves, of the “pel Uuibs" style who presented their pieces, and gave us; ckoiea of “euouiug it" down the tree, 1 Sr haring our descent to term fir nut ae uslevstod by the nitlif jiimgil We coasted it down, and it wun im that I lo*4 the appendage to my coat, which the Zouave* kept as a trophy. Klubs was ferociously and cruelly sep arated from me. and taken—l know nut where. In utter defiance of all military rule, I, Am Harts, was forced to step thirty-nine niches at each stride, for a distance of four miles, until, with my cantors, f reached the quarters of the nnisaant McDowell, who backed the Federal troops in their attack and led them i their retreat. - The McDowell asked we who I was. Told him I was Asa Karts. He dis missed nr captors, and told me he would be compelled to send me on to Wash ington, as he had been niatruotod to se cure am. dead or alive, and at the hat ard oC has entire division. In view of the east importance of the afiair, I kind ly advised atm to rip ahead. I war immediately sent to Washing ton. under mid of fiiurteeo Zouaves and Iwu homes of brandy, was ushered into the presenes of Gen. Scott, who happened to he taking the oath of alle giance at the lime. The old General was delighted to see two (-he is • sew of Malta), and imme diately informed dm Lincolns of my oaptare. They loaf no time in coming to Scott's headquarter?—Old Aha. Mrs. L. tod the veritable Boh (all sous of Malta). My status in tha order gave mo a passport direct to thoir hast fort- Mgs. and 1 was pul only allowed to go a* large* hut nap invited by General ScuMjo ha the first rebel, not in to hoar of the defeat And old P A F woo aafi smart to think f didn’t know something, with the plena rtaouhfion, **oh tog uauntry P* he immsdisisly pro. ooadod to toko the oath of nUcgiaaoe • I life the General, and took a stroll With Boh. Boh talked firmly about the national trouble* and arena d up by td ling mo ko didn’t earn a hum thiags want as long as tha old wo man. had the run of the old man’s rim** and if M. Davie wonted to take pus asmion of Washington, all ha asked was that tha fondly be permitted to leal ant holms the Confederates got in. Thus I was aliened to go where 1 ploasod'until Sunday morning, the Slot of July, when 1 was summoned to the presence of General Seetl. “Asa," mid ho, with hia foot is a bucket nf in water, “look at that des patch whAoh I ham just n oeived from our brave General McDowell. Don't yon think now JoP Dario ( here a hor rible pain sm-nted to strike the old man.) and your Bsunwgard, and your John soaw hnd hotter snuwer dgwti ? Du you think they can stand before oar wave tjo.ooor | didn't hove better than | DEVOTED}TO LITERATURE, NEWS. AO IJONAItD TOWN. MD.. THU USD. to tell old F. A P. I tlroofkt they ould. I read the despatch, kovwv, vUiMto as follows: } - Jmt TIMS Sxm or Stone Rtrist, 8 A. M. To Gemerai Scott :—Wo an moving •hmf slowly aad sandy; taking masked butteries wherever wo eaa pick Va op. Wo aspect to nodi Rtehuitmd—loo lallos—due afternoon, is time to adjourn the Osu federate Oowgrrss. 1 Fifty mem- Iwn #A* United males Congrats an with sir. They pleaded so hard for ■maisrim to see the nholfl ran. that I han aoueloded to Ist dm enjoy that ffivOrn. i (Signed,) lavt* McDowell. Ocneral Scott had just finished earring | General Wool, and taking dir oath of al ; hgiance. when bis luessruger brought him the sreuud dispatch, which was as fol lows: Jtjsr rats Sim or Stone Beidue 9 A. M. Jb Om. Scott: —Just took tontbor mask ed battery ami captured two wheelbarrows. .On this capture I think a series of events | will turn. Scoots report to me that there ,is a large force of Rebels just ahead.— I If this be trot, yu may tell that Rebel. 1 Asa Harts, that he will have the scalp of his General, Beauregard, In Washiug j too at 9 o’clock to-morrow morning. (Signed.) Mr Dow k i.l. | Qen. Scott grinned audibly at this di -1 patch, and took the oath again. He had j not finished before the following dispatches were received : Stonk Bridge 9£ A. M. 7h Cm, Scott :—The scours report is true: we have opeuel fire with our ean -1 non on the Rebels. They have not re ! turned it. I calculate they will surrender. If you have no objuetion, I will stipulate the terms of surreuder. (Signed.) McDowell. I*- S.—ln answer to my demand tosur j render, Beauregard says he will see me l d—d (dead) first. Tliey have opened fire, too, and would you believe it, Gene ■ ral, the rebels actually put halls in their 1 guns—a proceeding on their part to whbh my men seriously object. (>■■* McDowell. 9twm Bntnoß 10|, A. M. fb Gch. Sndt :—A drummer belong ing to the Confederate Zouaves has de serted to our side. says the rebels have a force now against us of about 675,- I 000 ineu. He is quite an acquisition to I our ranks. (Signed.) McDowell. General Scott parsed his lips and asked me if our Zouave drummer had any very general reputation for truth. I told him that not one of them had ever been known to tell a lie. Where did I suppose Davis could have mustered up 075,000 men? I answered that over two million men in the Confederacy had offer ed their services to President Davis, who wouldn't receive thorn, because they had offered to pay their own expenses, and only charge the Government fifteen cents a scalp for every Federalist they killed Scott drank some sherry and proceeded to take the oath again, when the messenger arrived with the following despatch : Stonb Bat doe, I F. M. 7b Grn. Scott : — Senator Wilton is fix ing up a big dinner at Centerville; to which lam invited with ray staff officers. JJe has some twenty-four baskets of cham pagne on hand to wash down the savory viands. Shall I send you a “hasty plate of soup r Expecting to take breakfast and dinner in Rich mood to-morrow, I have had bilb of fere for the meals printed.— The dishes am exclusively French, and will he the best to be found hi this rebel State. (Signed.) McDowbll. . Gen. Scott shed tows when be eame to that sort of the dispatch which gukt of the dinner. But he stiffed his sobs, took the outb again and received the follow ing : Stoss Bubo, 3 F. M. 7b Gem. Scott: —That Zunavodrummer has plaredns a mean trick. The scoun drel had originally deserted from oar side. The Confederates wouldn’t have him, be cause he was filthy. As be hud the sown few's frcA, they gave him eighty-five OHMS to oomo on our side again and give the disease to oar soldiers After mixing with my mou, and giving the itch to two whnle regiments from Connecticut, be managed to pass our lines and oeeaped. As n consequence of this, the regiments above named have taken to the wu>*ds at fall speed, and are scratching and nibbing themselves against the bashes as they run Nor is this all. The iteh has spread throughout my entire force, and the ar my is becoming demoralised; so much so tut I should not be surprised if my en tire force should be taken to the woods be fore night. I regret also to inform you that the rebels gut hungry and captured Senator Wilson's dinner, just as b was about to send for me to help him eai it. (digued), McDowhll. “Orderly! bring me another tub of ice water immediately I” thundered the old General as be threw down the dispatch. “Bring me my ath, tool” he added, and swore again to support the Federal Gov ernment. Bob Lincoln laughed all over. Auvthcr dispatch came in : Jem Outside Alexandria, 7 P. M. lb Gem. Sam. —The enemy h run ning; hut we are before them My dfb Mu is making splendid time and lung trades, with the prints of their beds to wards the rebels. The Zouave drummer has raised the devil with us. I havW gut that inforaal itch myaelf. (Signed.) McOmtoa Weeds eoaaor give an idea uf Quniun d Scott's wrath .. he manifested on this oaeustou. He ordered me from hie quar to**. and would doubtless have had me confined if Boh had not taken me away speedily. I am still in Washington, and altbongh no one hut Boh will tdk to me. I cam gather a good deal that is going on. Jeff. Davis is expected here every moment. Lincoln has got Lowe's balloon all ready, with that Herring Patent Safe fastened to it The first Confederate bayonet that shows itself in Alexandria will be the signal to cut the ropes, and Old Abe will swing off into space. Mrs. Lincoln has gone to Utah, and Seward hasn't been seen to-day. 1 am informed that some Confederate colporteur got into the ranks of the Federal army and distributed among the soldiers tracts containing the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It must be so, if I may lie allowed to judge by the number of Yankee soldiers who have suddenly dis covered that they ham; fathers, and are willing to return to their homes. Asa Haute. A Gloomy Picture. George Wilkes, of New York, now in Washington, in a lett rto the New York Times thus despomiiugly speaks of the as pect of things at the Capital: I have set down a dozen limes, within the last two days, to write; but I hardly dare to trust the thoughts which agitate me into priut. The pail of Mauuassas still drapes everything in gloom. 1 can not describe the dejection which exists on every side. The timidity and failures of the Government have at last peuetruted the people with alarm and no one can walk about amid this atmosphere without being saturated with a prevailing and undefina ble dread. When I was here before, there was still cheer and audacity in the bearing of soldiers; but since the death of Lyon all coujuience is gone. Civilian and sol dier now exchange looks of apprehension, and ask each other with sudden earnest ness, why* this great Government, with its triple strength, is outnumbe red by an up start power in every battle field? Nay, why is it trembling in its Capital, with victorious rebel legions threatening its gates. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ The fate of the Republic is trembling in the balance, and the young General, whom popular fancy paints as careering through sunshine to a glorious climax, is weighed duwn by frowning responsibilities, which threaten to overwhelm him. It is well that he has talents, for they are pre sently to he severely tested; well that he has prestige, fur a faint reliance upon his fresh fortunes is about all the heart which uur despariug regiments can take into the new battle. Alas! they are most lamen tably low in hope. Indeed, they are net an Army, but a mere crowd of drooping mm, and unless speedily invigorated or stimulated by some evidence of courage from the Government; the Capital wit!jxiss from their hands in less than ten dags. Let the Administration, therefore, in stantly adopt effectual measures to recruit the Army, to arrest traitors and to release our*eaptared soldiers by. exchange. The childish policy of not recognizing as bel ligerent. a power which outnumbers us in arms, is not worthy the tolly of an idiot. Above all let us have a new Cabinet. Not •me that is merely mended and repaired; but a fresh lot from first to last. Speaking of (he feeling among the Bemoeney, he njrt: This is not a period for party lines. -No taxation without representation” has been bloodily cemented as a principle. The Democratic w—rs who stand most largely iu the field, and who are taxed iu blood should have their share of represen tation in the Cabinet; and Connecticut & Pennsylvania can well afford to yield, for a time, to Kentucky and Tennessee. The volunteer rystcui is, to a great extent a failure. Billy Barlow figures 100 largely in the Army, and to have sol diers who are reliable and sound, we must follow tbe practice of the enemy; nay. of all the powers that ever have had a martial host. \Vc must begin to draft at once, and if the order be not issued witbin the present week, I fear oar demoralised mud insufficient forces on the banks of tbe Potomac, or in the valley of the Kanawha, will soon meet with a disas trous reverse. The ftsth llegiuicut. Col. Krcttnor, is composed of Germans, whose effort* to I apeak Kuglih seems tjuile amusing. Tbe fotluwiug u a sample, given iu the broken accent of the sentry : Sentry—“ Who you go? Give tbe counterfeit.” Soldier, outside tbe lines, answered— “ Mounted.” Sentry Van lie I It’s MouUi ey I HE AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. KG. SEPTEMBER ,5 1861. $ . MARYLAND

H|Sl -ftsrrrsaii’s Aten (o Pwmea.” Amto my hemal Adieu fear Maryland! Pr honor eaAa at now away from the*! NflmMmr days sritnla my aaure land, iSPevet hem the swceiml hoys w me, Wmsm imssols tfcee isnikeAwt, ase forth o fight, has still forth**! Immivay ha aid, I loved lla mountains blur, |a ate -washed ahures, its vales, ms pleasant wCtWUf Aud its t*ir ctUM, sad lh* breve and true, Who bared, unarmed, iksir breois as free deal’s shields; But leaving all, I place in God my trust. Aad go to battle for the right and thee! Mf sword shall ast tagiorioosly rust. Bailed, i swear to die er eel thee lie*! A dies dear hearts ! Ah Mother, Slater, Wife! Oae tear for parting, and ye heartfelt sigh For brothers still in chains, then to die strife. Where frte we conquer, or, still free, we die Hope on then Maryland, Gml still is just: And fault and love end freedom wart for thee! My sword shall not ingloiiuusly rust. Bailed, I swear to die or set the free! The Government Loan. The following is an official statement of the action of the banks on the Government loan : At a meeting of bank officers, held at the American Exchange Bank, on Thurs day, Aug. 15th, 1861, at which 39 hanks of thin city were represented, the following plan for assisting the United States Gov ernment was unanimously adopted, the votes being taken by the call of names: Section 1. An immediate issue to be made by the United States Treasury De partment of Treasu y notes, date**! Aug. 15th, 1861 bearing interest fr<>m that date at 7:30 per cent, to the extent of fifty mil-, lions of dollars. Skc. 2. The batiks of New Yrk, Ros toc and Philadelphia, associated jointly to take this fifty millions at par, with the privilege of taking at par an additional fifty millions Oct. 15, by giving their de cision to the Department Oct 1 ; and also at par fifty millions Dec 15, by giving their dteision Dec. 1, unless said amount shall have keen previously subscribed as a Na tion Loan. It being understooi and 1 agreed that no other Government stocks, | bonds or Treasury Notes (except Treasury Notes payables on demand and the Ore gon War Loan) shall be nogotiated or paid out by the Government until Feb. 1, 1862. should the associates avail of both privi leges, er until Dec. 15, 1861, should they avail of the first only, or until Oct. 15, 1861, should they take but the present fifty millions, except that the Government may negotiate in Europe, or through the subscriptions to a National Loan. Skc. 8. An appeal to the people for subscriptions to the national loan, to b* made by the Government, and as the sub scriptions for the notes progress and the moneys are in, the same shall be paid over to the Government, or deposited with banks selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, with the concurrence of a Committee of the Associates; and so much of the pro ceeds of said loan as shall be required for the purpose shall be applied in reimburse ment of the Associates for subscription, by them paid in and not otherwise reimburs ed. The Treasury notes issued to the As aociatss, so tor as New York banks are concerned, shall be received by the Loan Committee of New York banks st 00 per cent., as a basis for issuing Clearing-House certificates to any bank desiring, under the existing arrangement (which must ne cessarily be continued), and the subscrip tion of the banks shall be in the propor tion of capital—except that the interest and proportion of tap one institution shall exceed one-tenth of the whole fifty mil lions. . Sac. 4. On the Ist of October, should I the Associates for any cause decide not to | avail of the privilege of taking the second 50* millions, then the balance of notes re maining of the 50 millions already taken by them, shall be apportioned ami divided among them (pro rata), and they shall make payment for their respective pro portions. Sac. 5. Of the sums subscribed by the Associates, ten per cent shall be paid forth-I with to the Assistant Treasurer at New i York. Horton or Philadelphia, ami the residue shall be placed to the credit of the : United States on the books of the banks subscribing. Certificates shall be issued to each subscriber, stating the amount so ! paid in and deposited ; and as the deposits shall be withdrawn or paid into the Treas ury (wbieh shall be, as nearly as may be, iu |iroportim of the several subscriptions). 1 Treasury Note* bearing 7.30 interest si.all be issued in equal amounts to the subscri ber* respectively. And when the deposits shall be cutiieiy paid to the United Stat*, Treasury Notes for the ten per cent origi nally paid shall also be issued, and all iimies [•sued to sucb subscribers shall bear even date with the Certificates and carry inter est from such date. Sue. o.— ln part payment of deposits for the first 50 millions dollars the Treas ury Department will receive from the As sociates any past due Treasury Notes. #r 00 days’ Treasury Notes. Should the second amount of 00 millions dollars lie 1 tak< u the Associatethe Department will receive on account of deposits any Treasury Notes outstanding except 7:30 per cent Notes. Sac. 7. The transaction on the part of the Associates may be conducted by a Com mittee la New York, in which the banks of Boston and Philadelphia should he rep resented. which committee should meet daily for the direction of details, and at fopst weekly far deliberation pad consider, a lion of important business. Sac. B.—ln addition to the hanks of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, it would be desirable that other parties should become associates, say trust companies, savings', hanks, insurance companies, and private bankers, who in lieu of pro-rata of capital should designate, when joining the Association, what amount of interest they decide to take. Sec 9. The capital of the banks of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, and the respective proportions under a pro-rata division would be as follows; Pro rato proportion Bank Capital. of millions. New York. $70,000,000 $29,000,000 Boston. 33,000,000 15,500,000 Philadelphia. 12,000.000 5,000,000 It is proposed that the divisions should be, say to. New York. $30,000,000 Boston. 15,000,000 l > hiluddphia. 5*000,000 New York, Aug. 15, 1801. [From the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Crittenden Compromise Indianapolis, July 80, 1801. To the Editor of the Inquirer : I have seen a statement in the A ’nquirer, copied into the Sentiioi, of this city, that the Southern SccosionLts, ns represented by their leaders—Jefferson Davis and Hu bert Toombs—were willing to take the Crittenden Compromise last winter, and save the Union, but the Republican Sen ators refused to adopt that measure, and hi nec iur present troubles and disaster. This statement is vehemently denied by iy Republican friends. They say the Cotton States—headed by Davis and Toombs—would not take that Compro mise, and that no proof can be given that they would. Several of them admit that if they wo ah I hurr taken it. a terrible res ponsibility rests upon the Republicans for refusing it, and they declare they will never support that party hereafter if it can be shown by documentary evidence Can you give me any additional particu lars of the circumstances under which Mr. Douglas bore the testimony which you published tu*the Enquirer a few Jays since in reference to the willingness of the South to take the Ciittcudcu Compro mise ? Democrat. \\ e have before ns the Congressional Globi * and Appendix for the session ot 1800 and 1801. If our correspondent will turn to the (\ my res* tonal Globe of March 11, 1801, he will find in it a de bate in the Senate, uf March *J, upon ! the Corwin Resolution to amend the Con stitution of the United States. lit the course of the debate Senator George E. Pugh said: -The Crittenden proposition has been indorsed by the almost unanimous vote of the Legislature of Kentucky. It bus been indorsed by the Legislature of the noble old Commonwealth of Virginia. It has been petitioned for by a larger nniu her of electors of the United States than | any proposition that was ever before Cou- I gress. 1 believe in my heart, to-day, that l it would carry an overwhelming majority of the people of my State; ay. sir, ami of nearly every other State in the Union. Before the Senator* /com the State if .tfil sissippi left thin chamber, I heard one *f them ic ho wo it assume*, at lead, to be President uf the Southern Confederacy, pntpose to urrejit it and to maintain the Union if that proposition could receive the cote it ought to receive from the other side of this Chamber. Therefore, of all your propositions, of all your amendments knowing as I do, and knowing (bat the historian will write it dutrn , at ung time before the Id of January, a tuo thirds cote for the t' rittendm resolutions in this Chamber noubl hare, sated every State in ' the Union, but South Carolina .” Mr. Pugh said this in the hearing uf ( Seward, of Wade, of Fessenden, of Trum bull, of sll the Republican Senators, and not one denied the truth of his assertion. Mr. Douglas heard it, and confirmed its truth thus. We quote from the GUte report uf the discussion, of March 2. Mr. Douglas said: - The Senator has said that if the Crit tenden Proposition could hace pus*ed early in Ihe Mission, it uouid hare saved all the l States, except South Carolina. 1 jirndy Inline .it icould. While the Crittenden 1 Proportion was not iu accordance with my cherished views, 1 avowed my readi ness and eagerness to accept it, iu order to save the L’utuu, if we could unite upon it. No man has labored harder than I have to get it pas>ed. 1 cun conjirm the Senators declaration, that Senator j Jknis hintalf, when on Uie Committee if Thirteen, tru* ready at alt times. to com pr< mts on the C* iUrmlen Proposition. I will go further, tad ray that Mr. Toombs . was also.’* This Makes the matter beyond dispute that the South' would have taken the Crit fendeu Compromise as a final settlement of * all our difficulties. We will go fotbo-, however, and adduce the testimony of Senator Toombs, of Georgia, himself. In his speech In the United mates Senate; on the ftl, of January. 1861 . he raid: ‘ But, although I insist upon this per fect equality, yet wheu it was proposed—as I understand the Senator from Kentucky now proposes—that the line of 36° 30* shall be extended, acknowledging and protecting our property on tec south side of the line, for tue rake of pence, per manent pence, I said te the Committee of Thirteen, and I say here, with oth< r factory provisions, I would accept it.* These declarations forever settle the question, as a point of history, that the adoption of the t Crittenden Compromise would have saved the Union and preserved the public pcaoe. ■■ ■■ #*#• ■ mmmmmmmrn A Prison foe Females. —The impro priety, as well as inconvenience, of placing female prisoners in the counion jail, or iu the prison at the Capitol, was at ouee teen. It was determined, therefore, to secure Nome editable building, appropriate for that purpose. Accordingly, the large bouse at the corner of and Fourteenth streets was selected and rented for this purpose. The premises consist of the mtmsion itself, sufficiently spacious to con laiu comfortably all the ladies arrested, and an extensive lawn and flower garden, in which they will l>e allowed to walk. The uhnle it turrounded Ay a high brick mill, which will at once prevent their es cape, and secure them from the imperti nent observation of the curious. The. th n r (mlie* already arrested tire confined Utrr, ami it it tindemtood that they trill hare the society of three more before, to niyht. The female members of the family of Mayor Berrett and of Mr. Phillips aro all under strict surveillance, military ymtrdt briny stationed in both houses. <♦. mm Torti'o 4., to which point the mutineers of the Rochester regiment have been soul, him) whither the malcontents of the 14th regiment will probably follow to work out the period of their enli.-ttiieiit, is a bleak ami barren sand-key in the Gulf of Mexi co, about one hundred miles southwest troni Cape Sable. It is cheerless and un comfortable, desolated by simoons, peo pled by mu-quitos and venomous reptiles —decidedly one of the most uncomfortable points to which the Government is obliged to send its insubordinate*. The mutineers banished to Tortuga* do not go as soldiers, but as unarmed laborers, and will he com pelled to work upon the fortifications, much as penitentiary convicts do in quar ries and sandbanks JSo says u Northern journal. In conversation with a military friend. Dr. Tyi.g lately repeated the stat m< n( made in his sermon—that the* battle had been lost because it waa fought ou Sunday. “■But.” said Col. , “It waa won by the rebels. Wasn’t it juat aa wrong for them us for us V” “Tim,” said Dr. Tyng, “I didn’t think of that.” ■ Tlic late Karl of Chatham, in one of Ids great speeches in Parliament, said ; “The humblest citizen of Kngland—though liv ing under a lowly, straw-tbatched cot tage, where the swallow mar make her nest, and all the winds ef heaven m;:y whistle through at pleasnre-—yH th-; king of Kngland cannot, he dare not enter.” Rathe* Shari*.—A lady became so much dissatisfied with her lover that she dismissed him. In revenge he threatened to publish her letter* to him. “Very well,” replied the lady, “I have no rea son to he ashamed of any part of my letters except the address.” ■ ■ i - ■■■ A wag whose conduct in the way of joking is mi noturiotihly bad that we aelr i dom quote from him, hays (hat ho la pain ed to hear of th** death *t 4 Jem ral Lyon —be wishes if had been General Lying who was killed. - ■ . A man arrested in Virginia for being engaged at Harper’s Ferry, replied, “Mu did not know Harper, nor where be kept his d—d old ferry.” “Look here, printer,” said an enraged poet, you have not punctuated my poem at all.’ ‘Well, sir, 1 am u* a pointer. Tin a setter,’ replied the printer. ~ e*i Congress has done a big thing-it has white-washed the President and black ened itself. ‘Cromwell did not wait to strike until the iron was hot. Liu nude it hot by Unk *V" NO 35 i 4