Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, January 23, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated January 23, 1862 Page 1
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ca..l-' r ' - - A t* , "** DEVOTED TO LITERATURE* NEWS. AXO INTELLIGENCE. VOL. XVJII. SAINT MARY’S BEACON I(i PI7DLISIIRD EVERY THURSDAY IT 1 J.F. KUO. * JAMES A DOVH , Tbrms of Pubscriptiom.—§l.soper m- , mini, to b paid within six month*. No mibecription will be received for a dbortor ■ period than six months, and mo pep* he aiarctwiDed until aR arrearages aat |MBI, j except at the option of the publisher*. Terms or Advertising.—§l per square f>r the first insertion. and 25 eta. for every subsequent insertion. Twelve lines of less constitute a square If the number ! Or insertions In; not marked on the adver tisement. it will be published until forbid, iiml charged accordingly. A liberal de-1 d iction made 10 tnose who advertise by ! the year - - - J CORRUPT PUAirnCK IN ARMY , MATTERS. SPEECH OF MR. DAWKS, or MASSACIH iRTTS, IX THE lIOLSE OF UEPnKsk.N TATI VMS, JANUARY lotli. f Mr. Dawes, (K< publican. of'Massachu n lu,) In ns ilih Committee of Inveatiga- ! ti<m on (iov< mini til Contracts, in resum ing his r< marks, commenced on Friday last, mi il—Hr ; 1 In;v- not failed to notice, { end I believe the committee of which I am ; a member have not failed to notice, in common with the whole country, that, fort some niiamo.iitibb* reason, the charges! upon tin* National Treasury, at this time* of war, have been such us to reach nearly ' to* tmii-'in of tiie public chest. During; lue investigation, .startling facts have come! before the notice of this coisiniUec, and to . the notice of the whole country, touching | toe mode ami manner of the expenditure • f tlie public money. Some of these items ] propose to call public attention to, and ' l ten to i.-k g. mleiLcu the plain question, j v lien they propose to meet litis question.! if at all, ami it so, how, when, and where’ The v* ry first contract entered into by tills Government. after the troops had left i Itieir homes to cone h re, iu April last. o defend the Capital, by which they were j to be fed, was a contract entered into fur j -tile. It was not made with a man t Imse business if wis to supply cuttlo to 1 the mark* t, not ui.h a man who knew the, price of beef in tin* markets of the conn- f try, but was entered into by the Govern-] latent here with a man well known iu this, ; ami in the other branch ->f Congrcs*, fer tile lasi Idi years, as an old stipendiary— j (~.e of the class of men who, iu limes past, i made tn> ir muuey by such operations as buying the certificates of members fori books at a discount, and then charging full amount. This contract wan made so that the first twenty-two hundred head of cattle fur i ished was charged at a rate which ena bled their original contractor to sub let it ( in 24 hours after to a man in New York 1 v. ho did imt know thii price of beef, so that he pul into his pockets, without Stir ling fnuu his chair, SB-2 ,000, ami the > men who actually furnished the cattle iu question put into their pocket §20,000 more, s': that the contract under which these 2 2l>o head of cattle were furnished i • the army wax ho nude that the profit of £.58, OtHJ was r-alized over the fair mar-1 ket price. It take* a longer time for a thousand head of cattle to reach this city from the States where they are purchased than it takes the army to consume them. ] ask the Hour*, at this rate, to consider i b\v long the most ample provisions of tlie Treasury would be able to meet the rimple demands for the subsistence of the 1 : rmy. Sir, poorly as the army is shod i 10-ilay. 1 a million of shoes have already been worn out, and a million more arc ■ being manufactured, and yet upon every one of these shoes there has been a waste i of ©cuts. Three-quarters ofi a# million of dollars have been already worn out,*end another three-quarters ofi ai million of dollars upon shoes is now 1 being hinnii Fact ured. In that department; ofthe-Government, contracts hare been! r> pleyty that Government officials have gone about the streets with their pockets' liHtirt with, them, and of which they made | preat uts to the clergymen of their parish- * cs, and'with which were healed old po- i b ical sores and cured political feuds, j Even the telegraph has announced that high public functionaries bare graced the ; love-feasts which were got up to eele- 1 brute these political reconciliations, thus* brought übi*ut while the hatchet of politi- 1 cal animosity was buried imthe grave of. political confidence, and ■ the national credit was crucified among malefactors. We have reported to us the first fruits of these eonlruvU. . A ngi.ment of cavalry lately rtachid Louisvilhs, 1,000 strong, j and the lio..rd of Army Officers there, appointed for the purpose, have condemn ed 485 out of the 1,000 hoi see us utterly 1 worth!* ss.. The tuun who examined those horses detlaFcd. up*'ti bis oath, that there j was not one of them that was worth §20., They were blind, spavined, ringboned, afflicted with the heaves, with the glan ders ami with every disease that horse f/>h is heir to. These 405 hums cost 1 the Government, bolore they were mux-: LEONARD W&JL: MD., THURSDAY SrNIKG. .JANUARY 23. 1862. tered into the service. §58.200. besides more than an additional §I.OOO to trans port them from Peonsy)vania to Jjouis- they were eoademned and Mr. Mallory (Un. t Ky.) t asked what those horses belonged to, and who furnished them. If**. Dawes—TWy belonged to Col. shtcsr'.csatfte which £ Rate they were forwarded to Lou isville. where they were condemned. There are 83 regiments of cavalry to-day, I,OQO strong. It takes §250,000 to put one of these regiments on f*ot before it moves. Twenty millions of dollars had , thus been expended on these cavalry regiments before they left the eneauip ! inent where th-y were mustered into 1 service, and hundreds of these horses i have been coj detuned and sent hack to Elmira, and to Annapolis, and to this city, to spend the wittier. Any day : hundreds, of them can he seen round | this city, chained to trees, where they were left to starve to death. Gangs of i two hundred horses, in various places, 1 have been thus left to die and rot, till the I Committee on the Dls’.riet of Columbia have called for a measure of legislation * to protect the city from the danger to be apprehended from these horse Golgothas. An ex-Goveruor of one State offered to an cx-Judge of another State §5,000 to gel him permission to raise one of these regiments of cavalry, and when tke cx -1 Judge brought back the commission, the ex-Guvernur lakes it fo his room at the 1 hotel, while another plunderer sits at the ( keyhole watching like a mastiff while he I inside counts up §40,000 profit on the j horses, ami calculates §20,000 more upon I the accoutrements, and on the other de tails of furnishing these regiments. In addition to the arms in the hands of the 000,000 soldiers in the field, there are numerous outstanding contracts, made i with private individuals—n<*t made upon advertisement, not made with the knowl edge of the public, hut made by cx-moiu hcr of Congress, who knew no more of the difference between one class of arms ami another than does a Methodist minis ter. Th ere are outstanding contracts for the manufacture of Springfield muskets, the first one of which cannot he delivered in six months from this day. There is a contract for the supply of one million and J ninety thousand muskets, at twenty-eight dollars apiece, when the same quality of : muskets are manufactured at Springfield j for tiiirteeu-aiid-a-half apiece; ami an ex | member of Congress is now iu Massachu | setts, trying to get machinery made by ( which ho will be sblc to manufacture in some six months hence, at twenty-one dol lars apiece, those rifled muskets manufac tured to-day in that uiinory for thirteen dollars and a-half. Providence, before six months, will dispose of this war, or He will dispose of us. Not one of those 1 musket*, thus contracted for, will Ikj of . the slightest service in this emergency, 1 or before the Providence of God. whether for good or evil, will dispose of it. I a-k my friends from the N )rth ami North est how they expect fo benefit by an armory at Chicago, at Rock Island] ami at Quincy, when 1,992,000 muskets will, according to this contract, he thrown upon i the country, and that after the war is over and lat such an enormous price, in addition to other outstanding contracts for the manu facture, some time hence, of 272.000 Knficld rifles? Resides, there are 75,- 543 sets of harness, to be delivered by and-by, at the cost of §1,978.440. I have not lime to enumerate all these con tracts. When wc appropriated at the 1 last session of Congress, for this purpose, §20,000,000, thirty seven million*- and some thousand dollars had been already ; pledged to contractors —not for the pur chase of anus tor the men in fi4d, not Ito protect them in fighting their conn > try's battles iu this great emergency and ! peril, but for some future use, for some ! future occasion, or to meet some present 1 neid of tke contractors, I don’t know which at this moment. And not only the appropriation of last session has I ecu | exhausted, hut §17,000.000 put upon it. The riot of the 19th of April, in Ilalti ! more, opened this hall, am) on the 21st of April, in the city of New York, there was orgauixed a corps of plunderers of the Treasury. Two millions of dollars were intrusted to a poor, unfortunate, honest, i but entirely incompetent editor of a paper l in New York, to dispense )t in the best * manner he could. Straightway this geu -1 tleman begun to purchase linen panta ! loons, straw bats, London porter, dried herrings, and such like provisions for 1 the army, till he expended in this way §300,000 of the money, and then ho got seared and quit. [Laughter.] There is an appropriation, also, for the supply of wood to the army. This con tractor is pledged tlie payment of §7 a cord for alt the wood delivered to the dif ferent commands—wood collected after the labor of the soldiers themselves had ( cut down the trees to clear the ground fr (heir batteries; and then this contractor employs the at uiy wagons to draw it to the several camps, and he has no further trouble than to draw his §7 for a coni, leaving the Government tu dm* the wood. [Laughter ] It ouU two mUHons of dol lars every day to support the army iu ths field. A hundred millions of dollars have, thus been expended since we met on the 22d dty of December, and aft that tlnwr the army baa been Iu wepoae. What the expenditure will inewio to when theft ;great day shall arrive when oar eyeDubaMij: be gladdened with > riuht of tbe an* in Lotion. I do uot luo#. Aaodfe Htmdfe* millions #fflr gh'wfth I!Tc bun-' drods more I have enumerated. Another hundred millions may be added to these ! before the 4th of March. What it may •••si to put down the rebellion I care very • little, provided, always, that it be put down effectually. Hut, sir, faith without. works is dead, and I am free to confess that my faith sometimes fails me—l mean, • my faith in men, not my faith iu the cause. ! When the history of these time* shall be > written, it will be a question upon whom t the guilt will rest moat heavily—upon him 1 who has conspired to destroy, or upon him I who has proved incompetent to preserve, 1 • the institutions bequeathed to ns by our f fathers. It is no wonder that the Treasury trem • | bles and staggers like a strong man with i, too great a burden upon him. A strong , man in an air-exhausted receiver is not i j more helpless to-day than is the Treasury ;of this Government beneath the exhaust i ing process to which it is subjected. The mighty monarch of the forest himself may hold at bay the fiercest, mightiest of his - foes, while the vile cur, coming up behind : him and opening his fangs, give him a , fatal wound, and although he nmy- strug gle on boldly and valiantly, life-blood >; is silently trk-kliag from his heart, and he i! ia at last forced to loosen his grasp, and i he grows faint, and falters and dies. The ■ t Treasury notes issued in the face of these j immense outlays, without a revenue from Custom-House, from land sales, from any i source whatever, are begining to fall in i i the market. Already have they begun; .tu sell at six per cent, discount at the ta- ; I hies of the money-changers; and at the | very lime, too, that wc here exhibit the singular spectacle of fraud, and of a strug gle with the Committee of Ways and ! Means itself, in an endeavor to lift up aud I I sustain (he Government of the country. 1 Already the sutler—that curse of the camp —is following the paymaster, as the shark fallows the ship, buying up for four | dollars every five dollars of the wages of the soldiers, pai<] to them in Treasury notes. 1 have no desire to hasten the , , movements of the army, or to criticise the conduct of its leaders, but in view of the j stupendous drafts upon the Treasury, I must say that 1 long fur the day of strik ing the blow which will bring this rebel lion to an end. Sixty days longer of this state of things i will bring about a result one way or : another. It is impossible that the Trea • sury of the United States can meet, and; •; continue to meet, this state of things six- : f ty days longer; and an ignominious peace must he submitted to unless we sec to it - that the credit of the country is sustained, i ; and sustained, too, by the conviction go- 1 i ing forth from this hull to the people of! i the country, that wc will treat as traitors t not only those that are bold and manly; enough to meet us face to the field ; **f strife, but all tlmse. also, who elandcs- , I finely and stealthily suck the life-blood I i , from os in this mighty struggle. What- 1 •' ever measures may emanate from the I Committee on Ways and Means to meet j and retrieve this state of things, they will hut fall like a dead pall upon the public, unless they give this assuiance, (hat these extraordinary and extreme measures to i. resuscitate, revive and replenUh tlie Trea sury, are not made to fill further and longer the already gorged pockets of the public plunderers. How, then, are we: to contribute in this matter to revive pub- ; lie confidence iu our public meu here, if, it be not when these appropriations come up that we probe them, that we asccr : tain whether there is anything in them : , • that at *his moment can he spared ? Our pressing duty now U to protect and save ’ the Treasury from further wholesale or other system of plundering. In conclu sion, he argued against paying for print ing the Tieasury notes, on the ground that the contract was improperly obtained. , ——-a.- ; TIIK PRESENT SECRETARY OF j WAR. The-special Washington correspondent of the New Yorit Herald telegraphs as . follows : The retirement of General Camcrom from the Caki net, although suddenly an nounced, ha* long been contemplated.— The proasure against him wax daily ac ; cummulating, and he was quite as anxious to retire as those who importuned the Pres i' ident for his removal were desirous of a ! change. The request of Cat-sins M day, • Minister to Russia, to be allowed to re turn to the United States, and take an active position iu tlte field, afforded an op |M*r? unity for the transfer of General Cam

eron to that position, and enabled him to leave the Cabinet with becoming grace and diga ity. lion. E, M. Stan ton. the newly-appoint ed Secretary of War, U a man ofaeknowl tvd aud proved ability. Whcuiuthc dark * ie ***^®****BHSss!sßSssP**Sß******sE l * ei ** Attonwjr Gttnerlu ) S&W. rt4.rr.JJ;: of War. ft*d they determined that the j , should eAeee to the Cotnrtiiu- tioii or adbn ieycwhweot. lie has the I confideea* f President aim! rf Clou.! ( The, appointment is bailed oeorW ec et iJfft -tHt 'wt’ earnest Hwire far the maintenance of the integrity, the honor and the welfare of the republic. ; General Cameron will immediately pro ceed to St. Pcserxburg to relieve Cassius ; M. Clay, who will be offered the vacant Major-Generalship in the United States an “J* Our present relations with Europe are deemed highly important and interesting, i and as Russia seems to boa strong friend ly Power, the President was anxious that . some one should act as Minister to the Court of St. Petersburg in whom he has ■entire confidence, and can ably and fairly represent his views and aid our cause in Europe. General Camerom accepted the ; office of Secretary of War with great re luctance, preferring to retain his scat in the Senate, and has always declared his j intentions to vacate the place when the in- 1 terefrts of the country should allow and he could have a proper successor. The gentleman selected, Edwin M. [ ' Stanton, is a warm personal friend of Gen eral Cameron, is from his own State, and has accepted the position at the latter’s so licitation. Mr Stanton, it will be rccol -1 lectcd, was Attorney-General toward the conclusion of the Buchanan Ad ministry - j tion. In taking the arduous position he j sacrifices an immense private business to serve the Government. Th.- appointment is popular, as it is generally eon.eded he is i a man of sterling integrity, without any i political affiliations to trammel his action in any case which may cum* under his so-' per vision, while he will prove an able, counsellor in the Cabinet an I a most val- . uable officer in his department. The friends of Gen. Cameron claim that '■ be can well afford to lay aside his exhaust ing labors, having accomplished 80 much in the organization and eqiiiptmcnt of the largest army ever assembled on the Amcr- : iean continent. The appointment of Mr. Stanton as' Secretary of War has given almost uni versal satisfaction here. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate to-day.— |Mr Stanton - was born in Steubenville. Ohio. He is not a relative of tho fam • ily of Stantons who tilled prominent pu | litieal positions from Kentucky. Tennes see and Kansas. He graduated at Ken yon College, Ohio, studied law at Steu benville, and rose rapidly to the high est eminence in tho profession in that , State. lie Was educated a Whig, but commenced his political career as an til- • I tra Democrat, belonging to the school of Hard Democracy of Ohio, which has since become strongly anti-slavery. Al-; | though a decided partisan, he was never an office-seeker, and could not he in | duced to abandon bis profession for po | litieal office. In 1848 he removed to Pittsburg,' ’ where he pursued ike practice of the law, and at once took a lending position . in the profession. His national reputn ■ lion was first won in tho great Who 1- j ing Bridge case, in which he was suc cessful, although by an act of Congress declaring the biidge a post route, the decision of the court was suhsequ nly aunuled In all lito career ho has been remarkable for vigorous and powerful ; intellect, untiring industry, great force r iof character, immoveable firmness and j adberance to his convictions of right, and unimpoochuhlc integrity. With all ' these he has evinced a remarkable uni formity of character and groat adminis trative talent. About'lhc commencement of j Mr. Buebanuu’e Administration, be was selected to represent the Government in ian ini|*ortaut land case in California, which he managed succecssfuliy. On his return he began the practice of law in the Supreme Court of Washington. | Whan the present troubles began to culminate, in the last dav - s of the Ad ministration of James ‘Buchanan. Mr. Stanton was reluctantly induced to take the Attorney Generalship at the moment when the ship, of State seemed about to go to pieces upon the break-rs of the rebellion His course then was that of a staunch Union man, and a true lover f bis country. Clear-headed, and im movably firm, be insisted that the Gov ernment should be brought back to the , constitutional course, ami kept steadily upon it, even by the weak hard; of the obi man of Wheatland. Si-ace bis re moval to Pennsylvania ho has mingled little in politics, and although nominal ly a Democrat, has been identified with no party. He conns into the Cabinet : as Secretary of the most de- i part incut of the Government, with ‘a , strong head, clean hands, -Und a pure < heart, an unblemished reputation for in i tegrlty. and a determination to uo tight, let what will come of it, with ait ref- r- < ruoe to either personal fried Uhips or an tipathies. The nomination of Mr. Cameron to the Russian mission is understood to have tret with some unexpected opposition from the radical faction in the Senate. It is op posed by some of those who are the moat strenuous advocate* of the peculiar view* 1 he has recently expressed. The nomina- | lion has not yet been confirmed. Apropos oflfie ‘Jifcusdiffi on the law for the protection of the privacy of letters,, the A’ienna /Vrx* gives the following pur- 1 ticulars respecting the organization of the Austrian “Blacic Cabin* lOriginally j letters wore to he opened only in those special cases which the cypher cabinet in i the Foreign office notified to the proper * lodgisla,” after permbion granted to that) effect. What are “Ulgists ?” the reader may ask. They are subordinates in the postal service, independent of their suj*c riors, and placed, even without the latter suspecting it. in tho most important post-. offices, by the Minister for Foreign Af-1 fairs, expressly for the purpose of open ing suspected letters. They lake a sjic- j cial oath before the President of the cy pher cabinet, and receive extra pay out of the secret service money. The place to which one or more of these functionaries arc attached is called a “lodge,” and the whole of the lovely institution—a new and . improved edition of the Black Cabinet ns it was in Bach’s time—is copied from the French pattern. In Bach's lime the for eign and home ministries and the polic? 1 long contended for the command over this interesting lodge service. If we arc not mistaken, the ministry of police was the victor iu the contest ; more recently, how ever, the lodge has again become one of ibe attributes of the Foreign-office. Of all the lodges, that ot Vienna is, for ob vious reasons, the most important and bus iest of all ; but these of Verona an.l Ven ice also do a good stroke of work, and the names of the lodgbts in the crown lands that enjoy their services arc only known , to the respective governors and directors yf police. JUlfc business of the ludgist is this ; he is to open letters directed to cer ’ tain addresses which are indicated to him, or the letters of certain persons without regard to*the address, and he is cither to 1 copy those letters or deliver the originals to tho governor. The opening of letters without leaving a trace of the operation re quires not only very special implements, but also a very skillful hand. The operation can only he performed in the pn.t-uffice, and it must be done in >ucb a manner that it shall be *ju;te unknown to the other employees, that the delivery of the letters to the persons ad dressed shall suffer no delay, and that they shall not be able to detect any to ken of the letters having been opened. When a governor wants to know the , contents of a letter not previously de nounced, he applies by telegraph to the cypher cabinet in Vienna; and the latter, with the assent of the higher powers, sends him the requisite authority. It is not l>e wondered at if the conduct of this sort of busiuc.s is a good deal marked with caprice, and if badly-opened letters arc. destroyed instead of being sent to their addresses sealed with the official seal. It often happens that a post director, or even the ministry to which the postal service belongs, has no conception of the! nature of the lodges and the function*.-: ries who offer sacrifices in the form ufj opened letters to the secret all-knowiDg ncas of the Government. It has cwo happened to functionaries of this class to be dismissed for purloining letters, be cause they wore prevented by ibe special oath they had taken from clearing them selves of the charge. They do not lose their bread for all that. Care has always been taken that these priasts of the state mysteries shall have a handsome allow ance for life cut of hc secret service money. The well-known prohibition against the nealing of letters with letters marks, which make the opening so difficult, may have been issued, upon financial, but simply upon 1 gistic grounds. The Union Paht* Platfoum of Ohio Rejected ix the Legislature.—The most noticeable event which has transpir ed in the Legislature since it assembled at Columbus, was the rejection, by tlw House of Representatives, uu Friday, of the Crittenden resolutions, adopted last summer at the extra session of Congress by an almost unanimous vote, and which were made the basis of the “Union parly" platform, in their State Convention ( which nominated Governor Tod and his eolleagjcs on the ticket. It is the more noticeable and singular because the re jection of it was the work of the Union men who were ciecßed to the Legi-la ture because they stood upon it. It was she t.—f. dining the election, by Which a man’s Union, were gauged, and those who .were /opposed to the party that stood upon it wire denounced . enemies of the Government and disloyal citizPUlT— ('tHrirnntifi h'tnf>*irrr. Great men never .swell. It is only the empty and light-headed who pul on airs. True greatness ls ; -always meek and bumble, • •• .* NO* 3lks zWr 1- pf?|S*Ki 111 t A Woman of Good Tasti. —The fol lowing very happy and eqaally trwe sketch is from the London Quarterly Review : • ‘ You era this lady turning a cold eye ito tbs assurances of sbopiuen and the re conn uendations of milliners. Hie cures not liow origin*l a pattern may be. if it I ugly—or how leocnt a shape, if it bo tk ! want. Whatever laws fashion dictates, she follow* a law of her own. and it never, fetched from Paris, or. at least, made by a French milliner, which as often are bought at the nearest town and made up by her own maid. Not that her costume is either rich or new ; on the contruy. she wears many a cheap dress, but it h- al ray* pretty —and many an old ore. b t it • good. She deals in no gaudy (Oufnft'.oii of colors, nor does she affect a studied so briety. but she either refreshes yoo with a spirited contrast, or compote* you w!*h a judicious harmony. j Not a scrap of tinsel or trumpery ap pears upcu her. She puts no faith in vcl i vet bauds, or gilt buttons, or twisted cord ; ing. She is aware, however, that the gai nish is as important as the dress ; all her inner borders and headings arc dclicalu and fresh ; and should anything peep out i which is not intended to be seen, it is quite as much so as that which is. ! After all. there is no great artelther in her fashions or her materials.— The secret simply consists in her knowing the three grand unities of dress—her *ta {lion, her own age, and her own points. And no woman can dress well who does not. After this, we need not say that whoever is attracted by', the costume will ] not be be disappointed in the wearer. Shu 1 will not be handsome, nor accomplished, but wo will answer for her being oven tempered, well informed, thoroughly sen sible, and a complete lady. HrTUCKCIIMKNT IX Tliß GoVKR.NMKXT ! Kxi’KMUTL'kks.—Senator Sherman's bill regulating Ihe pay of officers of the army provides that hereafter, in lieu of the pav proper rations, servants and forage, here tofore received by them, the officer* of the army tdiall rceeiveabc following month ly pay: The Mayor General eoinmanding-iti chief, four hundred dollars ; every other Major General three hundr d dollar*.— Math Brigadier General, two hundred and forty dollars. K ich officer while com manding a department, a detach* d divis ion, army or army corps in flic field, the adjutant general, nn<l quartermaster gen , oral fifty dollars additional. Each colo nel, two hundred dollars. Each lieuten ant colonel, one hundred and eighty dol lars. Kadi major, one hundred ami fifty dollars Each captain, one hundred and twenty dollars. Kich first lieutenant, on>t hundred dollars. Each second lieutenant. ' eighty dollars. The surgeon general ami paymaster general shall be assimilated for pay with colonels; surgeons of ten years standing tmd d | nly paymaster general with lieutenant colonels ; surgeons of less than ten year** standing and paymasters with majors; assistant surgeons of five ' ycarsd standing, military storekeepers of the quartermaster's department and mili tary storekeepers or ordnance, now draw ing the same pay, with captains; nil other j assistant surgeons with first lieutenants; j all other military storekeepers and all ■ ■ chaplains with second lieutenants. Barrauitics is Miswu nr.- The Ft. Louis JfrjmUirau speaks in scvcie term* of General Hunter's mismanagement of (he Kansas depart, ami the license he haa given to marauder* and depredators: I In the Inst three weeks—with a full knowledge that Missouri did not belong to his department, ami that Gen. Ilnl leck has entire control over it—lie' has seen Jec.m*ou, at the head of a Win! of brigands, enter Jackson ami Cass counties, and lay waste the whole coun try in their route. More than seventy far in-houses have been destroyed by llro —women and. children have ticen turned * out in mid-winter, aud refused even a blanket to protect them from the cold— towns have been ’burned, after nibbing the slort'B of everything tbr3' contained, and, worse than nil. fifteen to twenty peaceable citizens have been inurdt red in e.<ld blood—in one case, a buxband lak* n from the side of his wife and shot down before her eyes—and all this by men to iler Jennison’s com maud and acting un der Hunter’s orders. Is this civilized warfare? Can wc •xp ct God to I •*’- kindly upon the cause of the In ion and the Federal arms, when such atroeitica are perpetrated. —— ♦•••* ■ ■ - - “I? anyb<Mly waiting on jnu?" a polite dry gN*ds clerk to a pretty gill from the country * Yes. sir.*’ said the blushing girl, “ihiil** my feller outside. He wiAild’nt conic in.” A clergy man consoling n young widow on tin* death of her husband, n markup tluir *hc could not find his equal. bet I will r remarked the sobbing fui( w 3

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