4 Aralık 1861 Tarihli The Weekly Ottumwa Courier Gazetesi Sayfa 1

4 Aralık 1861 tarihli The Weekly Ottumwa Courier Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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*r 4 '4&0* 1 mt NEW 8ERIE8, VOL. 6 NO* *•.* *. W. MORRIS,Proprietor. &|}t (Dttumtoa (Conrifr. 13 PUBLISHED BVKRT WEDNE8DAY IN aPXTMEtOTT'S BLOCK, (Tin an H)r^flmw lihlqittoi^Hiarlb«f«r*teatt1nirth»rnne re»r *n doso by remlttlngthe amountthey wlftlito he in appropriated. Tnno case will we enternew anctmlesethey areaccompanled wltli money. Still to labor give our hand. Then the tale the wild winds murmur, Blessings of the poor shall be And the Master's sweet approTi^ "Thou hast done it unto me.n CLAT, NOV., 1861- Heroism in Hnmble Life. ST ASM IB SAWYER DOWNS. "Then I said, mine own heart To the time her proud pulse beat— •Life hath yet Its regal natures, True,tender,brave, and sweet.'" A June sun Rhone .,. :»Y A FI.OOB) QTTUXWA, WAPELLO CO.,IOWA, :Mj J- w. & «. P. NORBII, E N S ISVA K1A BIjY IN ADVANCE One copy, pcryaar Foareople*" R,AO. Ten .. i 18,00. Twenty" 41 84,00. 9rom the Washington Pren. HELP TIIF. NOLDIEB. Rnthlng wildly o'er the prairie*, Sweep* the cold November blMt, Sad and dlrge-llkc arelts walllagt. Like a memory of the pint Laden with a tale of sorrow, From the distant camp It comes, Where our noble ion* and brother* Comba'* for onr fire* and ha Now the fell miasma settle* By the camp-flre* undlspelloil, Captive, by the fever demon, Is It* vanquished victim hoM. Torn with shot and pierced with HraeM, Maimed and bleeding from the field, They have borne our brave young soldi Let n* every solace yield. m-. They are lying, sad and lonely In the death-thronged hospifeil— Less appeal those to our pity Who upon the field shall fall. Oh the unavailing bloodshed 1 Who shall answer for that day, When ouj ^rslrle boys were marshalled, And to slaughter led away Since the frantricidal crimson Stained the era of thy birth, Thou hast soon no deed more cruel— Hide not thou their blood, O Earth Dark, mysterious Mississippi, Tell It to thy waves again Kve: murmurous of the story— Wa*.t not thou away the stall! Let as hasten, friends, to aid tfceo 5 Let the sick man's heavy eys* Gladden, as he sees love's offering. Fragrant with home memories I Though no sister bend above him. Loving wife or mother dear, The kind gifts our hands have ffcshlonot, Shall in fancy bring them near. Net as Indolent spectators, Mu we In the conflict staflj4 But, while rise our prayers to fcetvet), hot and glaring on a low brown house, that stood very near a sandy road, in one of the farming districts cr New Hampshire. Not a tree nearer than »he next field, which, by way of compliment, was called "the orchard," but a few strag gling morning-glories, and one or two puny astors (known to the mistress of the house as 'China oysters,') a bo* under the win dow, told that even here, were some dim, ill understood yearnings after beautiful objects. Near the broad, flat door-stone, three yellow haired, chubby children were making dirt pies, not one of them old enough to walk the two miles that lay between them and the district school-house. Inside the house ft sickly, discouraged looking woman was trying to coax an obstinate baby of half a year old to go to sleep. 'Poor Mrs. Plum mer as the neighbors called her, with no hands but her own to do a chore,—was it any wonder that the flies were helping them selves to the remains of the breakfast that the milk things still remained where her husband left them before sunrise that the ftttempt she had made at washing only amounted to a most confusing litter of tubs ftnd soiled garments, and that in the midst of it all, obliged to sit down by the scream ing child, she had only heart enough to darn, disconsolately, the heel of an old stocking that ought to hare gone to the rags months ago Frances Plummerand John, her husband, had been married six years, and even body agreed that4hey 'had had a hard road to hoe.' To be sure, his father had left him the old house, the rocky, sandy soil but even this was not all paid for, and if it had been, it wouldn't have been worth much, for as John •aid, 'There wasn't an acre of pasturing on It,* and his poor cow had to pick up her pcanty living most Anywhere. But they married young and full of hope, they thou't the work of building up i modest fortune would not be too hard for them. Somehow or other they did not get along they had had seasons the farmers cut down the wages of their hired men, and when the children began to come so fast, the wife grew weak and ailing, and John found as the years went by, they only made out to get a poor living. The spring of 1881, had, however, looked a little better for them, for John had secured a small farm, two or three mi)es from home, to carry on at the halves ftnd he hoped by autumn to have something in his pocket wherewith to help to pay off the mortgage. But in spite of this good for tune, Frances, as she sat rocking the cradle, thought her husband had seemed* anxious §nd silent for the last few weeks, and her mind, always forboding, grew troubled wj|h a sense of some new grief to befall them. The stocking dropped from her fin gers, and it was some minutes before she and although the noisy children trooped in one after the other, woke the baby, and un did a great pnrt of her wot k. still, by noon, which brought dinner and her husband, things did look a little civilized. Noon certainly did not bring a large amount of dinner that day, but, looking across the flat, she saw John's manly form, and a glow passed over her thin, shallow face, for in spite of their unromantic surroundings, these two people loved each other as do not many husbands and wives who live in stately dwellings. She took up the salt pork and potatoes, lifted the baby into a high chair, and when John, escorted by the three dirty pie tkers, came into the kitchen, he looked as if he thought she had done aboqt as well as a woman could do who had nothing to do with. But still she noticed the cloud on his face, noticed his careless answers to the children, and once or twice detected a Ipngj, hard breath, as if he were making up some desperate resolve. She tried to speak of it two or thftc times, but something sealed her lips, and he saved her the effort. 'Fanny, our company, the Stark Riffles are going to the war,' She saw it all fo ft moment—the picture her husband as she had seen him years ago, before they had ever thought of being mar ried, above his fellows on the muster field 'n height, yet stooping low his proud head in acknowledgment of her timid bow. And then another scene took its place—that tall fi|jure( the old familiar uniform, lying stained with dust and blood, on a far off battle ground. She looked ready to faint, but still he went on with his story. 'I knew it a week ago, Frances— knew it when the Governor called out the regiment to which vfc belonged, bitf I dared no: tell you.' No word from the pale woman by his side —only one wild thought in her brain. Could she not hold, keep back this man, her one earthly hope, from what seemed her certain death. 'We go to Concord Saturday/ (ftnd to-day is Thursday, thought the stricken woman.) 'At first I determined I wouldn't go, couldn't go, but when I went to the company meeting last night, and the squire read the President's call for help, my blood boiled, and my hand went up with the rest. God knows, Fanny, how hard it is to leave you and the children, but I dare not be a coward. Why, Fanny, I could not ever show grandsire's old qneen's-arm to the boys again, if I turned my back to my country now.' discovered that her child had at last worried into a restless slumber. She got up weariedly, I Plummer. #nd attempted to bring some order out of handed with two Georgia Zouaves, while he chaos that reigned around her. Perhaps you think she and her husband were rather W*ftk sort of bodies, but if you ever tried to get your daily bread off from eighty-two acres of New Hampshire rocks, with a house ftnd four babes for capital, you will have a JjH'® charity for that species of weakness, jioqrby hour the morning won away, His great voice trembled, and the won dering baby caught a tear on its grimmy little hand, but there wasn't a line that look ed like faltering in that stern face. The wife's tears fell like summer rain, but the words of her husband thrilled her, for the true blood of the true old state was in her yqns, and it shamed her now that even for a second she had thought of holding back her dearest and best, if liberty oalled. Had she not listened when he read how the Mas sachusetts troops were massacred in Balti more, how Ellsworth was shot down like a dog, and didn't she know that this war would dccidc whether it w^s to bq freedom or slavery for her children He was all she had of strength in this world but for his sake she would not hold him back. She did not need many words wherein to ex press her consent but wben he saw her white lids stiffen into sternness, he knew he had no weak complaining of hers to struggle with. There is not much time, counting by hours, between Thursday and Saturday, but there was much done in that poor household, for a new life possessed Frances Plummer. She did not grow young again she never did that this side of the gr^ve hut she grew strong, for hers was the baptism of fire. She listened while John told her how she could get along in his absence, how this and that one would assist her, how he should give every cent of his pay for her and the children and 'without any shrinking she told him in clear, full tones that comforted him, even amid the groans and din of Buil Run, that he was to deny himself no com fort his pay could procure, for she could work as well as he. Onee only she broke down, when together they inspected her little stoftk of potatoes, 'there was enough to Ust until those on the east knoll were ripe, and then, please God, he would be with her again if he was with her at all.' Their eyes met, spite of their resolutely- turning away from each other, and the hitter tears filled them. Saturday came, and he went, and she took up her summer's work alone, not with out the hope and courage that come from self-renunciation. When she was most weary she remembered her husband, toiling in the trenches beneath a southern sun, and no groan or complaint passed her lips. Her little family lived decently, thanks to her untiring industry, and even the nearest neighbor, who remarked the wonderful growth of the potatoes and corn on the east knoll, did not dream that hours before she awoke that woman was hoing and weeding them. Once in a while she called the little ones to her, and read what she told them was a letter from their father but she was a poor reader of writing, and what with that and her sobs they did not always get the full sense of the precious epistle. Just at sunset, on a July day, the heart of the great North almost stopped its heating, and a darkness like that of midnight settled upon us as we told the much exaggerated story of Bull Run. Many men never ran from that fatal field, and among them was John —mug vf»«r*«j» MM 1 r» liflNft Tfr* .•- vJ* -.«*" i He would rather have died so titan to run. aml.l would rat|ief he would.' In the years to come, if Freedom and Truth want them, there will be two sons of John Plummer, who will leap $5 exultantly to their call, and die as gladly at their bidding, as did their father,—thifnks to their mother's teachings. Brown low's Farewell—Closing •«t of the Knoxville Whig. I From the Knoxville Whig, Oct. 26th.] This issue of the Whig must necessarily be the last for some time to come—I am un able to say how long. The Confederate au thorities have determined upon my arrest, and I am to be indicted before the Grand Jury of the Confederate Court, which com menced its session in Nashville on Monday last. I would have awaited the indictment and arrest, before announcing ihe remarka ble event to the world, but as I only publish a weekly paper, my hurried removal to Nash ville would deprive me of the privilege of saying to my subscribers, what is alike due to myself and them. have the fact of my indictment and consequent arrest, having been agreed upon, for this week, from dis tinguished citizens, legislators, and lawyers, at Nashville of both parties. Gentlemen of high positions, and members of the Seces sion party say that the indictment will be made because of "some treasonable articles in late numbers of the Whig." I have re produced those two "treasonable articles" on the first page of this issue, that the un biased pcoplp of this country may "read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest" the trea son. They relate to the culpable remissness of these Knoxville leaders, in failing to vol unteer in the cause of the Confederacy. According to the usages of the Court, as heretofore established, I presume I could go free, by taking the Oftth these authorities arc administering to other Union men, but by settled purpose is not to do any such thing. I can doubtless be allowed my personal lib erty, by entering into bonds to keep the peace, and to demean myself towards the leaders of Secession in Knoxville, who have been seeking to have tnc assassinated all summer and fall, as they desire me to do, for this is really the import of the thing, and one of the leading objects sought to be at tained. Although I could give a bond for my good behavior, for one hundred thousand dollars, signed by fifty as good men as the county affords, shall obstinately refuse to do even that. and if such a bond is drawn up and signed by others, I will render null and void by refusing to sign it. In default of both, I expcct to go to jail, and I am ready to start upon one moments warning. Not only so, but there I am prepared to lis, in solitary confinement, until I waste away be cause of imprisonment, or die from old age. Stimulated by a consciousness of innocent uprightness, I will submit to imprisonment for life, or die at the end of a rope, before I will make any humiliating concession, to ftny power on earth 1 I have committed no oftense—I hftve not shouldered arms against the Confederate Government, or the State, or enoouraged others to do so—I have discouraged rebel lion, publioly and privately—I have not as sumed a hostile attitude toward the civil or military authorities of this new Government. But I have committed grave, and I really fear unpardonable offenses. I have refused to make war upon the government of the United States I have refused to publish to the world false and exaggerated accounts of the sever&l engagements had between the contending armies I have refused to write out and publish false versions of the origin of this war, and the breaking up of the best Government the world ever knew and all this I will continue to do, if it cost me my life. Nay, when I agree to do such things may a righteous God palsy my right arm, ftnd mfty the earth open and close in upon me forever. The real object of my arrest, and contem plated imprisonment, is, to dry up, break down, silence and destroy, the last and only Union paper left in the eleven seceded States, and thereby to keep from the people of East Tennessee the facts which are daily trans piring in the country. After the Hon. Jeff Davis had stated in Richmond, in a conver sation relative to my pftper, that he would not live in a Government that did not toler atf freedom of the Press after the judges, attorneys, jurors, and all others filling posi tions of honor and trust, under the "Perma nent Constitution," which guarantees FBKE- DOM He was seen fighting single had fastened to his belt the colors of his regiment. He fell at last, hut the colors still waved over him. And yet Mr. William Russell says there was no hand to hand fighting at Bull Run. They told the tale tenderly to the woman in the brown house and her heart met its death Wow an they told hot she only s»id: iVjl or THE PRESS and after the entire press of the South had come down in their thun der tones upon the Federal Government for suppressing the Louisville Courier, and the New Tork Day Book, and other secession journals—I did expect the utmost liberty to be allowed to one small sheet, whose errors could be combatted by the entire Southern press It is not enough that my paper has been denied a circulation through the ordin ary channels of conveyance in the country, but it must be discontinued altogether, or its editor must write and select only such arti cles as meet the approval of a pack of scoun drels in Knoxville, when their superiors in all the qualities that adorn human nature are in the Penitentiary of our State And this is the boasted liberty of tho press in the Southern Confederacy. I shall in no degree feel humbled by being oast into prison, whenever it is the will and pleasure of this august Government to put me there but, on the contrary, shall feol proud of my confinement I shftll go to jftil, as John Rogers went to the stake—for my principle1. I shall go because I have failed to recognise the hand of God in the work of breaking up the American Government, and the inauguration of the most wicked, cruel, unnatural and yncallcd-for war ever record ed in history. I go, because I have refused to land to the skies the acts of tyranny, usurpation and oppression inflicted upon the people of East Tennessee, because of their devotion to the Constitution and laws of the Government, handed down to them by their .a. OTTUMWA, IOWA,-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4,1861 latter to bestow I With me, life has tost some of its energy I owe to my numerous list of subscribers the filling out of their respective t( nns for which they have made advance payments, and if circumstances ever place it in my pow er to discharge these obligations, I will do it most certainly. But if I am ^eiiied the lib erty of doing so, they must regard their small losses as so many contributions to the causc in which I have fallen 1 I feel that I can with confidence, rely upon the nananimity and forbearance of my patrons, under this I will only say, in conc'usion—ftlr am not allowed the privilege to write—that the people of this country have been unaccus tomed to such wrongs they can yet scarce ly realize them They are astounded for the time being, with the quick succession of outrages that have come upon them, and they stand horror-stricken, like men expect ing ruin and annihilation. I may not live to see the day, but thousands of my readers will, when the people of this once prosper ous country, will see that they are marching by "double quick time" from freedom to bondage. They will then look those wanton outrages upon right and liberty full in the face, and my prediction is, that they will "stir the stones of Rome to rise in mutiny." Wrongs less wanton and outrageous, pre cipitated the French revolution. Citizens cast into dungeons without charges of crime against them, and without the formalities of a trial by jury, private property confiscated at the back of those in power the Press humbled, muzzled and suppressed, or pros tituted to serve the ends of tyranny The crimes of Louis XVI., fell short of all this, and yet he lost his head The poople of this country, down-trodden and oppressed, still have the resolution of their illustrious forefathers, who asserte their rights at Lex ington and Bunker IJill! Exchanging with proud satisfaction, the

editorial chair and the sweet endearments of home for a cell in the prison, or the lot of an extte, I have the hon»r to be, 1 state of things. They will bear me witness [behind his fortifications to await the coming that I have held out as long as I am allowed to, and that I have yielded to a military des potism that I could not avert the horrors of, or successfully opposo. The corporal was thunderstruck. It was Washington who thus addressed him *go- A V mm. fathers, and the liberties secured to them by a war of seven long years of gloom, poverty and trial I repeat, I am proud of v posi tion, and of my principles, and shall leave think of advnncing on the rebel lines along' detached from any special supervision of them to my children as a legacy, far more Green River, because, with no greater dispo- Iowa troops, it i.s especially gratifying to valuable than a princely fortune, had I the portion thtn 70,000 against 85,000, there the people of this State to know that Gen. How Jfot To Do It. The chivalry of our Generals is their strong point. Gen. Sherman, in Kentuc »y, couldn't —having passed six annual posts on the els useless to resist. Gen. Thomas couldn't, full snd complete justice shall be done t^ern. Western slope of half a ccnturv—something think of letting Schoepff fol'ow up the re- i In no matter has this been wore fully shown of the fire of youth is exhausted—but I stand forthwith the eloquence and energy already badly hurt, and hopping off. n one and Parker, commissioners from this State, of right to sustain and stimulate me, in the maintenance of my principles. I am encoar aged to firmness, when 1 look back to the fate uf Him ''whose power was righteous ness," while the infuriated mob cried out, "crucify him, crucify him!" leg, it would be cruel to abuse him further. Gen. Kelly, at Romney, seeq« to be chival rous towards rebel slave owners, even to the extent of personal disgrace but this is an old and not uncommon species of 'chiv alry' with our army officers. Gen. T. W. of the protectors, that he may gain an ad vance, if at all, by 'honorable conquest.'— Meanwhile, Beaufort is not taken, bccause there is no one to defend it but Gen. Sher man goes up there and sees with horror the desecration worked by the negroes, and holds his handkerchief to his nose over the heaps of filth they have left in their masters' drawing rooms. There is a hint that Beau fort is taken now, because there is said to have been a little scrimmage over it, and eight of our men killed. But Beaufort is worth two or three hundred men, and we are hardly sure whether Gen. Sherman would consent to occupy Hon'this slight provocation. We have many reasons to believe that Port Royal is safe The fortifications ap proach completion. The great wharf of 500 fe^ is getting on finely. The fleet is all in the river. And if the rebels, now rallying in force, shall prove superior to our 'fortifi cations,' why, the wharf and the fleet wilj prove a handy conjunction of circumstances to luring our men away again. We are fur ther gratified to know that there is excellent hunting and fishing among the islands down there, and that reporters and officers are enjoying the visit.—[ Chicago Tribune. :, WLM.LAM G. BBONLOW, Editor of the KnoxviUft-Wmg Oot.34,1861. »T Washington and the Corporal. The following anecdote, which is by no means new, is worth reading again, and some of our recently appointed officers would do well to place it away in their pocket pooks, as a sort of a reminder when they are in danger of becoming too much eleva ted with a sense of their growing importance. A little brief authority sometimes works strange changes in men During the American revolution, it is said, the commander of ft little squad was giving orders to those under him, relative to a log of timber which they were endeavor ing to raise up to the top of som* military works they were repairing. The timber went up with difficulty, and on this account the voice of the little man was often heard in regular vociferations of— 'Heave away there she goes heave ho!' An officer, not in military costume, vrfts passing, and asked the commander why he did not take hold and render a little aid. The latter, astonished, turning round with all the pomp of an emperor, said 'Sir, Iuiicorporal!' 'You are, are you replied the officer. '1 was not aware of that ftnd tftking off his hat and bowing, the officer said, 'I ask your pardon, Mr. Corporal,' and then dismounted, and lifted till the sweat at (tod in drops on his forehead. When the work was finished, turning to the commander, he said: 'Mr. Corporal, when yon another such job, ftnd have not men enough, send for your cominander-in chief, and I will come and help you a second tune.' An English barrister, with a large appe tite, is the subject of this anecdote in the London Court Journal"One of our legal sergeants, Sergeant M. having been touring in SoQtUnd, and forgetting all about his years as he made pedestrian excursions thftt the very mention of would haye alarm ed him if thought of in London, reached the village of Banewie from some other equal ly unreachable place, and being very hungry, ordered breakfast for two. 'Yes, sir,' re plied the waiter, preparing two plates, &c. 'Is the lady ready sir he asked presently. 'There's no lady Tm hungry, and want enough for two.' 'Tea or coffee, sir?* 'Both.' 'In one cup, sir The o!d sergeant again brigadier, forgot his years, and gave vent to some oaths thftt he hftd nearly forgotten, his ju venile swearing days were so very long KKEBABUS Dam.—Th&y have a drum ,, A Fair FigtaC. -We yesterflay met an old acqasint*nee from Western Virginia, who is here upon a parole, he having been captured by the ene my. The manner in which he WJS V* might be bloodshed while,if he waited for an Curtis has a watchful eye upon the brave army of 200,000, it might appear to thercb-! Tows volunteers, and seems determined that treating Zollicoffer, because, as the rebe! was' than in his special order to Cols. Lindley Sherman, at Port Royal, eouldn't think of beaming energy and, what is particularly pushing his army into the heart of a hostile gratifying, have pu^our brave loys in a country, because there were only frightened 1 women, decripit old men and bewildered ne- them that honor and glory which was justly groes there and it ^rould not be generous their own, but which certain unscrupulous or gallant in a powerful commander to treat parties had sought to take away and give the homes of a chrivalrous people so shab-! to others. bily. So he sends to the women a hand some note on gold-edged paper, sweet scent ed with kind words and rose perfume, an nouncing his presence. He then sits down liberated sufficiently illustrated the theory of Col. Duma*, that one likes.a man the better af ter having fought with him. It seems that our volunteer, who, by the way, belonged to Col. Guthrie's regiment, was taken last Sunday week, while out on a little excursion on his own hook by a party of six mounted men, and marched to their encampment, where he was the special object of contem plation of a big hircqtp individual, who con cluded his investigation with the remark that he was a thief, an abolitionist, and a coward," to which he added, "and curse you I can whip you." This was rather to strong a dose for our friend to stomach, who, pris oner as he was, looked at the other with a defiant air, gave him the lie, and expressed the conviction that if allowed a fair fight, ke would convince the other of his mistake. The challenge was aocepted, and they took of their coats ftnd went at it, when after several, science, which was on the side of our man, told, and his antagonist, too, af ter having a tooth knocked under, and shak ing hands, acknowledged that he was wrong in his last proposition, and moreover, that he didn't believe that a man who fought so well, was either a thief or *n abortionist.— he went much further, and his influence so effectually with the rebel commander, that Kentucky was allowed to go upon signing a document not again to take up a. ms agftinst the South. The individual whom he had whipped, furnished him with a coat and pants in lieu of his own, which were some what dilapidated, and then escorted him a part of the way toward the Kanawha, from whence be p^ade his way to the Ohio River, and so on to this city. Cincinnati Enqui- WioVAtL.—Wigfad has btMft made brrgsdier general, and the Richmond Exam iner rejoices* ov^r him, as "a man of energy daring, greftt resources and untiring activi ty"—"one of the usefq] friends we had in the Senate." This praise is not undeserved. Wigfall has all the qualities which are ascri bed to him—but be has, unfortunatelv, no trace of honesty and Ruchofthe Confed ates as still own property should be on their guard against the new brigadier. Iouis T. Wigfall, of Texas, is, perhaps, the worst man the South has He began life as an assassin when he was forced to fly to Texas, he sat up there a law and collecting agency, and cheated the mearchants who employed him. lie embezzled the moneys he collected, till he could no longer got any one to trust him —then began politics, got himself elected to the United Statos Senate, where he was foremost in the conspiracy against the Un ion. Thief, assassin, traitors—he may nev ertheless be good material for a Confederate .V. Y. Pott. in the Iowa 5th regiment, now on duty in Misssouri, which is carried by a boy 'named Banks, of Alamakee county, which his grand- occaston to tell any one that you yoq had no' father beat in the old revolutionary time his wit at all.' father carried it in the Mexican war, aid it A recent philosopher discovered ft moth is now a third time made available during od to avoid being dunned 1 "How how?" one of our great historic epochs. jeve^r bedy ssk*l JT—tr rw» in y xr'.rj—wr—w Ci'ii Curti*' an* of Iowa Troop* Though occupying a high position in the militniy operations of the North west, and to repair, with competent Surgeons, to Cai ro, to look after those wounded in the late Belmont battle also to the proper inter ment of the dead. By the report yesterday, it has been seen that the gentlemen of the commission have discharged the duties with proper light before the people—according to Gen. Curtis Is entitled to the thanks of lowans for this action. It will cnconragc our troops already in the field, as well as those at home. All they ask is simple just ice. They are able and willing to do their duty all the time, and it is simple justice that they should have the proper credit fo their labors.—Democrat & Xncn. Taking leave of (he Contra bands. On Monday morning, July 15th, when tho contrabands at Fortress Monroe de pesited their tools in the court house, I re quested them to fctop a moment in the yard. As they gathered in a circle round me, head over head, I spoke to them briefly, thanking them for their cordial work and complimen ting their behavior, remarking that I had heard no profane or vulgar word from them in which they wer§ an example to us.— There was another word that I could not leave without speaking. Never before in our history had a northern man, believing in the divine right of all men to their liber ty. had an opportunity to address an audi ence of sixty-four slaves and say what the spirit moved him to utter,—and I should have been false to all that is true and sacred if I had let it pass. I said to them that ev ery one of them was as much entitled to his freedom as I was to mine, and I hope I they would now all secure it. "Bel'eve you, boss," was the general response, and each one with his rough gravelly hand grasped mine, and with tearful eyes an broken utter ances said, "God bless you!" "May we meet in Heaven "My name is Jack Al len, don't forget me!" "Remember me, Kent Anderson!" and so on. No,—I may forget the play-fellows of ray childhood, my college class-mates, my professional a s sociates, my comrades in arms, but I will re member you and your benedictions until cease to breathe. Farewell, honest hearts, longing to be free! May tha kind Provi dence which forgets not the sparrow shelter and protect you,—£*iuarl L. Pierce. Beautiful Extract. 'itt'l*. Willis in the Home Journal of Nov. 2d, furnishes a finely-wrought pen picture of life in camp, showing the dark side of the subject—and winds up with the following extract of a letter from one of his most bril liant lady-correspondents at the West, show ing the same matter from another pqint of view. She says: "At that date— (cherry-time, I mean, of course I count bj fruice ss other people by months)—we were comparatively calm in our border in significance. The gallant 'IOWA FIBST,' as yet unlaurelled and unthin ned, were drilling in the sun at 'Camp Ells worth,' and receiving bouquets and plaudits from admiring ladies, all unconscious of the bloody finale of (heir pleasant rustication. "Presto change! The 'IOWA FIBST' are heroes, full fledged in a day bravest of the brave at the battle of Springfield, a lesson to their friends, they came home one moonlight midnight, to the roar of cannon and the roll of drums, th« glow of bonfires and the flutter of flags, and the cheerR of thousands of welcoming voices. Every girl among us is wild to be taken to meet and greet them on the levee, and delighted to attain the hon or of walking up again beside her own «spe cial six feet of returned warrior, in hw gray uniform and his glory." The Duke of Wellington was remarkable for the coolness with which he gave his di rections. Even in the heat Yiscouct S. once met M. dft-V., and Sftid state of lM-wiiderment, and imagining him to him 'Is it true, that in a house wli*™ I am thought to be witty, you said that I had no wit at all M. de V. answered: 'My lord there is not a word of truth in all the matter. I never was in a house where you were thought to be witty, and I never had 10 engage­ ment he has been known to give a humorous observation, especially when it seemed to raise the spirits of his men. Thus, when the British were storming Badajos, his grace rode up whilst the ha|ls were falling around, and observing an artiilery-man particulraly active, inquired the man's name. lie was answeied 'Taylar.' 'A very good name, too,' said Wellington. 'Cheer up, my men, our Taj lor will soon make a pair of breaches— in the walls At this sally the men forgot the danger of their situation, ft burst of laughter broke from them, and the ^*$t charge carried the fortress. OOOD Jom. -A pretty good story is told of Judge Stone, Major of the 8d Regiment, and whilom Judge of the Ath Judicial s trict. In the battle of Blue Mills, a ball from a rebel gun raked the top of his crani um with such effect that he fell with the quickness of a flash, and remained some mo- ments insensible. He regained his feet in a self in the Court Room, he exclaimed "Jfr. Sheriff, ADJOURN KUiter 3 CorBT?" A son of Col. Morledge, Page County, while imprudently snapping a gun which was supposed to be empty, shot his little sister 8 or 4 years of age, killing her in He who U false to preaent duty breaks thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he mav have foreotten its canse. sriafitrwarfiiMfe iwiHwwfcj OLD SERIES, VOL. M, NO. M} Ti:Rnvtl,00,ln Airantt. Wit atid ^liidom. Tt is not in brutes that we find most bra- tality. Man say I inftke my fortune woman I wait mine. Face the devil when yoa i when you may. ivst fly him The pleasure of despising is at aR time* ft dangerous luxury. Every man has his friends if hft only knew where to find them. Every woman's rights are marriage-rites every traitor's rights, funeral-rites. Every witticism i.s an inexact thought that which is perfectly true is imperfectly witty. Superficial men hftTe no abaorbing pat sum there are no whirlpools in a shallow.. It is far better to suffer than to lo«e tbo power of suffering. Obscure writers. Rke *urbW streams, fens deeper than they are. It is often nobler, and mors difficult, (0 conquer a doubt than a redoubt. If a man cannot do his duty in tho situation he is in, he cannot do it any where. None of us ran-afford to torn the privilege of suffering for the sake of those we love. Railroad trains are protected from accident as houses are from lightning—fcy good con* ductors. It is said that the wheel of fortune revolve# for all but many of us are broken on the wheel. A timely death 1»» the great prise of life who can regret when it is won by ft worthy soul? We mver gt a vigorous force to repel evil, until our powers are condensed by suf fering. It is not to much the finding of 1 tfuth, as the honest search for it, that profits us. "Dear Smith, owe you $20 for articles I've bought If now I pay you down the $9, you see I owe you 0." Many Christian flocks are grievously wronged. Their pastors devour the products of their pastures. With every child we lose wej*see deeper into life, as with every added lens pierce fkr ther into the sky. We are prisonorsas often at we bolt our doors, exiles as often as we trayd, ftnd dead as often as we sleep. A green Latin student being requested to render "Mind your eye" in'o the lan» guageff Cteero, wrote Mstsr ego." The bereaved father of Lord Russell said, "I would not give my dead son for any oth er man's living one." A single drop of blood in tho wrong pfec* makes all the difference between the phil* osopher^and the pntniac. If we say that circumstances tb® man" we must also admit that the man often makes and can always modify the circum stances. COCXTBY Orar,.—Volunteer, will yon please take^this ham to my cousin, he belongs to the 21st regiment. You are from the 29th it is quite near. OBLMINO ZOCAV*.—Oh, yep certainly, of course. They have got pig in H&mpahite so thoroughly educated, that he has taken to mus:c. Thcj- regulate his time by twisting his tail—the greater the twist, tfco. higher the note. ...: None are so seldom found aTOne, ind aret so soon tired of their own company, as those coxcombs who are not on the beet termst with themselves. The good man's Hfe, like the mountain top41ooks beautiful because it is near to hoftv en. If a man asks you to go his security, say "No," and run otherwise you may be et saved for life, or your wife and children may spend a weary existence, in want, sick ness and beggary. "I love the silent wafcijt of the night,'* as the thief said when he robbed the jewelry store. A man, when asked, a few days since, what induced him to make a barrister of hui son, replied, "Oh he was always a lying li*? tie fellow, and I thought Fd honor fcfc leading propensity." "And where was the man stabbed asked an excited lawyer to ft physician. "Tho man wa stabbed about an inch and a ha'f to the left of the medium line, and about an inch above the umbilicus,*' was the reply.— "Oh, yes, I understand now but I thought it was near the town hall." Wise men are instructed by reason men of less understanding by experience tho more ignorant by necessity and the boast by nature. ANIMAL FOOD.—It is a well-ostabli^hp| fact that, amongst those classes who get the least animal food, mortality is nearest and disease is most rife, One of t^e most cow mon forms of disease generated by'an exclu sively vegetable diet is scrofula, apd whe|) traceable to this cause the most speedy rtmt edy is the addition of animal food to the di et. There arc also many other forms of disease produced by the want of aninu£ food, which require for their sure a£ abundant supply of the needed material. Senator Mason, the author of the Fugitiv^ Slave Law, is worse off than a slave undcj^ his act. None can prove him as their prop erty and take him away. Among the killed in the Belmont battS* from Mahaska County, were Sergeant Yount W. 11. Jones, Geo. Addy and Uwma a, Gregg. "Papp, hare gum got "No." MHow do they kick, ''With their brecchce." u*-# v-T"1.2 mm. s

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