Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, September 12, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated September 12, 1861 Page 1
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• 4 jfo B • .* r ■ ■ #* v ’ ■ S r>EVOTEr> TO UTEKATUHE. NEWS. AOBlcmbUE AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. -w we* l ■ - - ’ •? <€*r T 1 "■ • ■■ ■■ > "I m YOU XVH. mrnmi—mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm MKT HMPSKAMM mwmni iv nr mmi it i.i.xan. * ana ■. Down, i I - .ffi.T • r Tuns oo&wcsimoN —|l.&Oper mn- Imi. to be pH within ax mouths. Me swheetintionwill be received |r shorter Simtfinei T? 4 '**P er or AwntftnsiMO. - II per square I At the ftnt insertion. and 25 eta. for 1 Ifotj subsequent insertion. Twelve Hoes f to less constitute a square If the number of insertions be not marked on the stiver-| tieneDt, it will be published until forbid. I sid charged accordingly A liberal de- j d iction made to those who advertise by | the veer. f\(m the London Timet, August 19 th. THE WAR LOAM. The armies of Xerxes and the wealth of: Solomon would hardly fUNtsin a com pari- 1 sou with the hosts of men and mountain* I of money which—-at any rate upon psper i ■—are placed at the command of President' Lincoln for the suppression of the Southern i t’oufoderacy. Wr may venture, perhaps, j to pass without too rigorous a scrutiny the bold, though somewhat gasconading, vt:* by whish the intelligence of the defeat at Manassas was received in (Viagrees. The millions so precipitately offer.id represent • •d, probably, the patriotic resolution of the North to spend the last dollar in the preservation of the Union ; but, without pressing these loom* figures to their literal; import, we are really astounded at the con-j elusions which are forced upon us by rc- ■ i** nt reports. It used to be thought that j this country haul attained sn unhappy, hut! unapproachable, eminence in national in- ■ d< btedness. Half our entire expenditure i in ordinary years goes still to pay the in-1 Urest of borrowed money, and when we I were told to look at America, and observe how under the Democratic institutions a country as populous as our own could U governed at a quarter of the expense, we tdiTnot but*feel the force cf the contrast. Ws knew, indeed, that America bad all her temptations to come, and it was oc casionally remarked in these columns that the tendency to extravagance on the uthtr side of ike Atlantic was rapidly increas ing. but the comparison still remained a • rikiug one. N**w, however, a critical lest has been applied. America, is iu vuled in war, and the rate at which she is raising men and money will, if carefully examined, appear almost too extraordinary for belief The exact position of American finan ces must be to a great extent a matter of <ati*ate even hi the country itself; bat it has been calculated, on good au thority, that the actual expenditure of the Federal Government at the present moment is at the rate of £75,000,000 per annum. This, it is true, is less by £9,000,000 than the amount of our own expenditure—£B4,ooo,ooo--in the bea ' ieft year of the Crimean War; but one t trd of that charge was absorbed in pro viding for the interest of the National i Debt, and the whole sum only showed j an excess of some £35 (KK3.006 over our * ordinary peace expenditure. In 1858. 1 we spent £51,000.000; in 1854, £60.-) 000,000; and H was not until we found I ourselves in the very agony of the strug- I |h that we added some 60 per cent. | to our usual outlay. We may say. in short, that the war cost us for the twelve mrnths when H was most expensive about £30,000,000. of money, whereas the j civil war is costing the Americans at j Its very outset at least twice that sum. j An expenditure of £75.000.000 repre sents sn excess of about £60,000.000 hi the ordinary outlay of the Federal j Government, and this is incurred when the first campaign has but just opened, •lid before the real proportions of the war can be supposed to he developed. This, however, though a moat ominous laet, eunstitntse by no means the most Striking footare of the case before us. Whan we, in this country, were spend-1 ing them tons of millions upon the war in hand, we were also taxiag ourselves J in ptoportioa. We met an outlay of X84.1NW.000 by taxes to the amount of £68,000,000 net, actually paid into the Exchequer after the costs of onllsctioo had bm* deducted. In the following year we provided no lam than £68.060.000 to loom an aamplh charge of £78,000.000 so that iu -tnd two years together we ad ded €o)p some £80.000,000 to the nation- , sl debt. In last, the whole war, sangui nary and exhausting as It proved, only tugnsnt-d thu pnhlie debt by the sum of £38,783>0G0. Im os now contrast these madmim wllh.She eseouuta motived front America, The ordinary FidtrJ revenue amounts to about £16,000.000. so that the axtraotrdmgry charge of the war, to be ms| either Vw taxation or loan. is., as we haTs jM* snout £60,606,000 But bow do thn^tqeimtmepropose to raise this? Whai proportion will they barrow, and what fisnartisn will they levy by taxa tion! As for ae we cau collect from the |gnrs transmitted, they design to borrow —■ mmk ■ TF— “T‘ ——> mu - - j f , IJX)NAKD TOWN. AID.. THURSDAY iflblNG. SHTEMBER 12. 1861. MMlMiMiMßßglgßa< — the whole. They have votod fresh taxes undoubtedly ; but these taxes, we imagine, will do little more than provide for the mere interest of the debts contracted, or, a it is phrased, serve as “a basts for loans.” We arrive •< tW onochbuon fen), be aMlmdml dentation, and partj V fmn iplUMNMnis conveyed by the Anaiian flWnds. We are told distinctly that, though Congress was ready to authorise any amount of loans, it hesitated when 1 asked for supplies on which to base them ; | and we observe that, though the beat af | footed of the New York bankers ; did at j suggest that provision should be made < for meeting part of the principal, they j presently admitted that this arrangement j might tow dispensed with. Moreover, it j seems pretty evident that the produce of. | the new taxes will not suffice for much ( more than the liquidation of the enormous interest, which, as we shall presently re mark, will be incessantly accruing. Un til we get tbo estimates of the Government placed Dofore us, we can do little more j than approximate to the truth by coojec j ture and computation ; but, if the Federal . revenue were to be doubled by the pro ceeds of fresh taxation, the increase of in come would be almost all absorbed in pay j ***K the interest of the debt which will pro -1 hahly be contracted by this time twelve month. In other words, the Americans are uaw creating a national debt at the rale of £00,000,00U a year. We entreat the reader to observe fur a , moment what ibis implies. Such a course throws all our borrowing into the shade. In all the nine years of the American War, from 1774 to 17H3, we only borrowed i £104,000,000. In the twenty-two years iof the great lievnlutionary War, wc aver i aged less than £30,000,000 a year, ami jin the tremendous year 1818-14 the loan ; was but £80,000,000. Hut this h only I half the battle. The burden of a loan de i ponds not so much on the amount, of priu • uipal as on the rate of We bor ; rowed our money, even in 1813. at a little above 4} per cent., nnd in 1856 at a little above 3 p*r cent. The Americans, how ever, began by an offer of 7 per cent., and are st this moment compelled to pay 10 or 12 per cent. We find, therefore, that while £60,000,000 annually would be added to their national debt, £6.000, -•* 000 annually would lie added to the charge of that debt, so that four years and three quarters of their present expenditure would saddle them with a burden equal to that which we have incurred in a century and a half. Mr Gladstone has to provide some £28,000,000 to satisfy the public creditors of Great Britain. In the year 1866, if the American War should be pro tracted so long, Mr. Chase’s successor will have to provide rather more than that sum for the creditors of the Union. It is obvious to remark that the war may not be carried on so long, or contin ued at so heavy a cost; and indeed, the exorbitant propositions of Congress were probably based upon the assumption that the way to make short work wa to go to work unsparingly at first. But the history of the campaign up to the present point contains little to suggest a speedy termination of the struggle. The South | enters are not likely to succumb, nor the • Northerners to retire. Neither is it at all |in accordance with experience in tbc.-c matters that the cost of a war should be ; diminished as it goes on. The scale of j of operations, indeed, as far as resolutions j go. has been actually extended. The last ! mail tells us that the Volunteer Bills pas sed by Congress empowered the President to call 1,000,000 men into the field, and lit was supposed that half those numbers i would be actually raised. Napoleon had I not a larger army when he crossed the I Nicmen with the most prodigious host | ever seen iu modern days. We can de i tect no sign, therefore, of any curtailment in the dimensions of this extraordinary war, though we may well doubt whether tb Americans will find themselves able to borrow quite so fast as they desire. They have evidently the will to rival the most reckless of States io this ruinous race, but they may not have the power. Tbeir credit is already but indifferent, and the terms of the market are sure to become less and less favorable as loan follows ban. This, however, is the only difficulty likely to operate as a check to their career. ■■ ' ■ ■ - The Conaeriptioß Advocated ( This morning’s Ledger contains an edi-! torial uu the urgent necessities of the He-1 public, from which we extract as follows. 1 It will he seen that the Ledger advocates an immediate resort to the conscription : Public opinion is now fast settling to the conviction that the measures thus for relied upon for procuring troops are too! tardy and inefficient for the magnitude of the present crisis; it is to be hoped shat the Government will respond at ones to this popular demand, as it baa to the nre vious own. That the armies of the Re public should be composed exclusively of 1 volunteers would be very desirable, as a great moral example, and In any ordinary ’ struggle, our experience thus for ebowa im that the voluntary system ean be mfe- j ly relied on. To meet toe pressing necessities of the rcU-Niuu, however, the number* i i requited are too graft lor the ■liinlni w : of time allowed, and we ran the risk or being everywhere outnumbered, afopg a I base line of over one thousand mflrr The Vast inferiority £ the Confederates, sallowed them long since that the moot active means were requisite fo of conspirator! whose heads were at stake, i {they have done all that desperate and i; unscrupulous men could do. The im pressment at New Orleans; the iniquit ous actioo cf vigilance committees eve i.rjwhere; and the levy, en matte, in •; irgiuia, show how they have succeed jed in making up their deficiencies; and ; j thus, at the critical moment, we find ; ourselves the weaker, dbspite our im -i menaely greater resources io every tiling i, which constitutes military strength. > i This mu?! be remedied at once, and | to do so requires other means than ! heretofore relied on. A few days since : | our New York correspondent mentioned -1 that of 25,000 men called for by Gov- I ernor Morgan five weeks since only 1-7,500 have been supplied. No one 1 knows how many have gone forward I from Pennsylvania, but this uumber is | evidently far below what the Keystone | Stale should send to defend the Capital of ' the nation. Ohio ought uot to have i j allowed the gallant lioscucranz to run > j tho risk of being overpowered iu Wes j tern Virginia; nor should Indiana and i * Illinois have permitted Missouri to be overrun with the hordes of Indians, | half-breeds, and border ruffians who have ‘ flocked to plunder under the banner of i j McCulloch. With this pressing need of > men everywhere, we have a new theatre j of war opening in Kentucky, whose loy- II al citizens will soon appeal to us for ' help against their own traitors and the ’ J gathering bands from Teuuessce. Ac j tion, immediate action, is necessary, for • the republic, and the tardy process of rol ittitury enlistment must if ahaiuLmcd. The I half miliiun of men colrd by (Jowjrrtt mutt be. raise*l at once, and (o Jo this the pnxttt of drafting should be resorted to without a day's delay, _ la U.yiag this r--Urs voice to the popular demand which we hear uu all sides. lndee*l , so thoroughly are the peojde persuaded that a draft is 4 necessary, that the conviction of its immi nence interferes seriously with the progress of recruiting, many who arc willing to serve waiting in order to secure Ute sum which they ejcpect to be tffered for s ib. i t let IVe hope, the ref we, to tee, in a few ilays a fwrrmptttry requisition for 40,000 or 50,0011 men from Pennsylvania, 50.000 or 60,000 from New York, and of pro pur donate numbers frum other States. Not only is this indispensable for the successful prosecution of the campaign, but on other accounts its influence would be most salutary. The rebels would see the spirit and determination of the ' Administration; foreign powers would learn the strength of our Government, ■ and that it did not hesitate to make full 1 use of the resources at its command; and the prospect of so energetic a pree • ecutiun of the war, promising a success ful termination, wuuld encourage our citizens to contribute to the National loan, and thus enable the banks to take ' the second and third instalments. Un ' every account, therefore, let our ser ■ vants respond to the wi>hcs of the peo ' pic. and raise at once whatever number ' of mem tuay be required to drive the enemy back along the whole line, and carry the war to (he homes of thoae who have so iniquitously provoked it. ■ ■■■ From the Ltmiscille Courier, “Well Paid, Well Served.” —Gcu. Roscerans, now at Clarksburg. Va., re cently wanted 100 tons of hay for bis j army. A Southern Union man in the I neighborhood proposed to furnish the hay, delivered at eatnp at $9 50 per ton. But i the contract was giveu to an Ohio Aboli-' tiuuist at SBO per ton, delivered at a rail- i road station some miles distant from the, camp where needed. Thus $3,000 are paid to s Northern Abolitionist for what | $950 would have purchased from a South- ! era Union man. A difference $2,050 in a small contract in favor of Northern Ab olitionism against Southern Unionism, j : *‘That’s the way the money goes” which I the people of Kentucky must raise by ; ■ grinding taxation. Many Northern pa | pers boldly assert that this war is proee ! cuted by the war party as a financial spec- , | ulation on the part of the Northern war ' men. This looks very much like it. X3T A New York paper thinks the j llatteras prisoners ought to be exchanged : immediately for those at Richmond, mao J | for man, rank for rank. As the rebels ! have no officer of ours ranking so high a# a Commodore, we will have to keep Bar ron ; and as we have caught no member of Congress to give iu exchange for Ely, it thinks we must let him remain where he is. The gallant men of the Sixty-ninth , t and of the other regiments, prisoners al i Richmond, are certainly better soldiers than those captured at Hatteras, whose

' fighting did not reflect much credit upon | | the Southern flag Give os our own again. I I They are of more value to us than the t Southrons. Boston Cost. ■ißmtcn for the Beacon.) J-J **—. J ", 'f J oib#0 ib# f °w ! MHMf *W#t eyss, Lady, . - • j Vtmmm fokwc mountain. Would thy heart shed no pitying gleam From ivmpalhy*< pure fountain / For that deep love** eonraming fire. Which fondly burns fur l*iee; Which know* no case from pain most dire, Whilst thou alas ! an free! The winds that weave their anthems dim, The (lowers where e’er 1 rove; j The moonbeams from their shining run Bear witness how I love; For not a gentle zephyr fans i ; I My brow but that ’lie I idea j With thoughts of thee that come in bar.ds j I Prom memory’s cell, U maiden ! , | And (lowers that is the sunlight smile. And m<H>nbem falling round. But in my heart for thee the while [ | Wake us deep love profound. . j Oh ! ere I close my eyes. Lady, , i Upou my couch at night, 1. often think I am. Lady, j From love and light and life l! Shut out, by thy chill ruthlcsa power, , As in the grave I’m sleeping, pi While on thy brow no gloom shall lower ( To turn thy joy to weeping ' | For him, whose greatest fault in life i Was loving thee too well. May’st thou ne’er know that painful strife Caused by love’s magic spell. Sometimes f vaguely dream. Lady, My hopes will not prove vain. And then again meibinks. Lady, That some more favored swain Hath won thy heart, with all its love, Of youthful warm emotion. While I am left alone to rove In ray misplaced devotion. Then, Lady mine, 0! bid depart Those gloomy doubt j from me And rive me ail thy trusting heart Who lives and loves fur thee. Burying the Dead at Mamma. THRILLING DKBCKIPTION. A correspondent of the Savannah Re- j puli lea* thus describes a second vial to j ft>c Stic battle of Manassas on the J Wednesday following the struggle, and wluit he saw (here : / (hi Monday our dead wore buried or I boxed up, and sent home for interment. j and many of the enemy's wounded were : brought in and attended to. All day j Tuesday was devoted to burying the dead on the other side, and yet the work had not beeif half finished when I arrived on ■ the field Wednesday morning. So into!-1 ©ruble was (he stench ariring from (he! dead, and especially from the horses, that; our men had been compelled to suspend j their humane labors. I did hear that ; some of the prisoners we bad taken wore | sent out and smlered to finish the work,! j which they did, though reluctantly, j It was a sad sight, the battle-field that j I day. The enemy’s dead still lay scattered j jin every direction, and the silent vultures’ ! bad begun to circle above them. They i were well clad, and were larger and stouter | [ men than ours. Nearly all of them were ‘ lying upon their backs, some of them with ' i their legs and arms str< tched ont to the I j utmost. Many had their feet drawn up ; somewhat, while their arms, from the cl- i bows, were raised, and the hands ratherl closed, after (be fashion of boxers. It j w as * singular and yet the, prevailing at i titude. Moat of them had sandy or red j : hair, and I have observed that this is the Predominant color among our own soldier*. 1 hone who were not killed instantly bad | almost invariably torn open their shirt. . collars and loofcencd their clothing about j tbe waist. j There was another mark in addition to j this by which w could tell whether their \ death was sudden or lingering. It was the color of the face. If the body had i time to become cool and quiet before! j death, tbe corpse was pale, though not so ' ; much to as those who die from disease. • Thoost who were killed instantly, however. ‘ aitd while heated and excited, were purple I and black iu tbe face In such cases the i blood being in foil circulation, there was I not time for it to return to tbe brart before J the body had ceased all its functions. At i least, 1 suppose such is the explanation ' and a physician confirms me in it. Such of the poor wretches as had been buried were placed in long ditches or; trenches, sometimes twenty or thirty in the same trench. Of course it was im~, possible to procure coffins or boxes for them. They were laid away iu the same • attitude in which they were found, and in which their bodies and limbs had become t stiff anal rigid—one with his anus and legs .stretched out—another bent nearly double! i—• third with his hands raised, as de scribed above. One pour follow had died with bis arms clasped around a sm ill tree, h and others with their hands clasped tightly about their muskets, or such twigs ! or rooks as were iu their reach. One wits found with his Bible opened upon his : breast. Some had tbeir hands crossed, . laud the whole Uaiy composed aftei the ; maunesr of a corpse. A few were found 1 upon whom there was not tbe least wound < ior mark. Whether they died from sub- < stroke, or from exhaustion, or simple' ( fright, it was impossible to eay, though j probably it was from the first cause. *, < ggggJ J..1. ■ Etam rte Syrarme (X F) Courier. Freedem C|be Press to tbe Berth What man, what Constitution, what law, what divinity has conferred upon Mr. lineoln nr his administration the right to dimit the reading of the people, to prs scribe #hetr media of political htformatioo ? Where is the charter of his executive pow- j !er, warranting that he shall practically forbid one thousand or twenty thousand i subscribers in these loyal States from read-; ing the New York Aeirs, the Day Book, ' j the •funmol of Commerce, the Eagle or the j Freeman's Journal f The freedom of the | press includes three things; freedom to i write, freedom to print, freedom to use | any or all the channels of circulation. I And yet the administration so narrows the j circulation of the True American that it is i compelled to suspend its publication. It * seises the press and material of the Chris- I j tiau OUerrer, published at Philadelpba, ' and su.-p' uds wholly the publication ofj i that paper. It seizes the Jeffersonian in ' j\\ estchester county, Pennsylvania, and i suppresses its publication. While it does’ | all these without justification, it finds iu ' the presentment of a rabid and fanatical j partisan grand jury in New York possibly 1 packed for that purpose—without trial, without .even an indictment, and without law to warrant it—an excuse for denying j to a half dozen papers in New York their' j equal right to mail transmission and i wrests from their thousand subscribers I their equal rights to mail facilities. It i thus indirectly assumes to prescribe to | every citizen what sentiments he shall read, j what reasonings he shall see. what opiou- i i ions he shall alone form or hold. *o far |at least as reading tends to the f rotation of opinion. Thus this Cabinet assumes not merely to tyiauuizc over the press but over the opinions of; every citizen in the United States. This) administration directs its march of aggres- 1 sion against Democratic Journals and; j against the Ueligious Journals which iu i obedience to tbe commands of their Di* I vine Master, preach peace and good will | among men. Bat establish this precedent , now, and the next usurper may pass by { ■ the Methodist Observer, or the Catholic Freeman's Journal and suppress the Bap- I tist or the Unitarian, the Episcopal or the Presbyterian press. Now it assails j Democratic Journals, a lew years or! months hence a like usurpation may with j equal right directly annihilate the Kepub- I licaU. Til* Position or England.—The cor ; respondent of the New York Tribune writes from Washington on Tuesday as | follows: j Mr, Adams, minister at St. Jame's! ! writes that in the British mind the hide-1 i |eudcnee of the rebels is fully admitted as j l a military and political necessity; that: ) their acknowledgment by England is but! * a question of time and prudent courtesy. ! 1 Thai while Britain is impatient to get | cotton from the South in exchange for , manufacttired goods, she is anxious not to ! lose Nor;ben markets, and is unwilling to part with her hope of breaking down the i Morrill tariff by the same means with ! which she chained the North by the Wal ker tariff; ami that two or three more suc cesses like that of Hull Kun would entitle ; the sluveocrucy to imineiihite recognition, i The Tribune , in an editorial comment: i on the above, remarks : Advices from our Minister in London j * indicate a certain if not speedy recogni-! I tion of tbe "Confederate States” as an in- ! j dependent power by the British govern- 1 , incut. But there is in this nothing to sur j prise or discourage. The tendencies o | the British government have not been a ■ j secret. The success or failure of the Jeff. ' 1 Davis rebellion depends on its power at home, not on tbe favor with which it may j :be regarded abroad. A recognition by ; Great Britain would doubtless give it a certain degree of moral support, but would ; | neither teed nor clothe its armies. Wait! i a little, and we may have news to send ; ! abroad (bat will neutralize the influences of that ou which th,- British Ministry is | now disposed to act . We expect no favor ■ from Europe, and have sought tune. From the. Toronto Globe. This is nut only an exceedingly foolish ' way of proceeding; not only insures its ■ own punishment by encouraging a race of) journalists who will never speak tbe truth except when likely to please, but it does more than almost anything else to lower 1 the American people iu the estimation of ; all civilised nations. We care not what' i the destroyed journals published. If trea- i son aide matter, then the writers ought to < have been punished iu due course of law, j and not by a mob. But if the matter was < i not treasonable, bat only false or vexa- { tiuus. then its* undisturbed publication ought to have been permitted. Its sup pression by violence is a proof that, in i Concord or Bangor at least, freedom of ! opinion d<*es nut exist; and tbe couipiaccn- i ey with which ths act appears to be gen-' < craliy regarded would perhaps justify ui 1 iu believing that other and more widely extended localities arc equally fot lunate < ■ -rr.i -a- 1 ■ ■ ■ ..■T— NO 36 Statistics or British Cities.— The now census of Grant Britain was taken last spring, and some statistics of the lead ing cities bare already been published. The total population of KngUnd and Wales is 20,206.504. being increase assrs&nawm the total population of Great Britain w now nearly twenty-three and a half mu'* lions, which with the population of Ire land of six and half millions will give the United Kingdom a population of thirty millions. The emigration from the United Kingdom t different parts of the world during ten years has been 2,249,355. The population of London is now no less than 8.308,034. an increase of 440,- 793 since 1351 ft is the largest city in the werid, and is growing with a rapidity that is perfectly astonishing. Liverpool, which is the chief scat of American trade with Kngland, had a pop ulation of 375.955 in 1851: it bus now 4H0.000 inhabitants. Manchester, the great cotton city of the world, had a population of 317,000 in i 1851; it is now 357,000 —this includes the ! suburbs. i# j Glasgow, the chief engineering city of ; Great Britain, had a population of 860,133 | in 1851; it is now 446,395, including the suburbs, li is the second city in Great Britain. From tin A’. Y. Wufld. A Draft Proposed.— lt is useless ter i disguise the fact, thatMhere is a stro ig i pressure upon the President and Cabinet by men high in military station to resort immediately to drafting, to fill the ranks of our army to the number required to carry on the war successfully. At the I present rate of recruiting to our regular 1 army, the new regiments will not be filled ; up before January, thus keeping out of 1 active service our best regular officers at a time when their services are most requir* ed. Ihe 23,000 increase of the regular army ought to bo in the field before the Ist of October; but how to get the men ! without a draft is the question. If is feared by many persons here that the stop page of all news rrp. ctiug the condition of the army is lulling the North to a fatal i security, and that we are Credited with twice the number of troops on the tine of the Potomac than we really have in camp. If such is the case, let it be known that while we hate plenty of men to guard Washington. we want 60,000 mote troops, to make an effective forward move ment. W ith the complications likely to arise in Kentucky within the Coming month, and with what additional aid General Fremont will require, 200,000 i mote eau tiud enough to do. Spirited Cavalry TToi-.fks.—A writer | who professes to know the points of a good ■‘war hoise, thus speaks of these ulti ma Is: • Dull, sluggi.-h horses ran never !>e trained to the point r-qnisite for an effi cient caValtj h r Almost as much de pends, in a successful charge of cavalry, on the horse as on the man Indeed it may te doubled whether raw recruits mounted on well-dri’l d horses would be more serviceable lima veteran it oops mounted ou clumsy, “low-spirited** ani ; mala. At the battle of fhe Pyramids the ; horses of Muzad Bey s cavalry charged re peatedly in *fpiadrons after their riders [ wen* killed. So did the French horses at Waterloo on the Kngli.Ji, under the same circumsti.nc s. And afu-r the Marquis Romans was Compelled to leave his horses on the shores of Denmark, after the embarkation of the troops for Spain, we all remember how they formed themselves in two hostile ar mies, as the ships of- fh*dr late masters faded iu the distance, and charged upon each other with such fuiy that me catiii shook for miles around, and the terrified inhabitants of the country fled panic stricken to their houses. 8o terrible was the slaughter of these fine Andalusian hor-v sea, that out of a body of, lU.OOU, but w . few hundred remained alive. Where ark the Wipe Awakes?—Th Boston Advert Urr is anxious to know what has become of the 50,000 torch-l*earers of November. The Syracusef N. rif") Cou rier answers the question: -V We can tell the Advertiser where the “fifty thousand” Wide Awakes of last full may be found. They are filling Post Offices, Custom Houses and other “peace** positions, or are begging appointments sc the hands of the Administration, or are making themselves rich out of swindling contracts, or are acting as legalised pick pockets under the name of “sutler,*’ and some few of them probably are still weai-’ ing the epaulettes they were so covetous to secure. *o prompt to disgrace-, and so rady, on the first practical experience of danger, to resign. Some of them maj be found blustering about “treason.** in sulting peaceable Democrats when they cun do so without impunity, sad counsel- . ling mobs, iu the rear of which they’ would be the first to conceal tboanselves, out ut the reach of danger.