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GEO. V7. HILL & CO,,
A jrertiier Block, Main S't Between 1st & 2d,
Cc r-rsare (tea li-cs tt Ujs) ca i&-3
Kata a-'.-LUuil insert,., a .
Miaes earli, aixllaesor liJ, c -e 7 :
Oce cwissna, cce year,
. One half column, one year.
One fourth coinn, cne yer,
Otis f -'.ta c.oJann, cr.e rti-', - ' -Oae
fwianin sit va-;r:t .
Oca halt etacia six moats.
One Xour 1 1 colocca i BioatK ; -One
eisMh eolorna sit moult ' "
Ooe coloma tiree m jr.-.r; -
One halfco'iuma tS:s rr. ,s:.s
One forth clima t:,re mouthi
Oae eijhib colucsa V.,r?e i--'. hi
Anuoofccln? emaj te; r cUl:o
St.ru n. t.ct t?M tea!)
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30 C J
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Stray siei cbjrjc I ai t? ancient aJTerUiir.j
All trsrrient aJvertUer.:cct snat te Fil ,a
raace. Te:!y aJTerUscaeati qajrteriy U aarauct.
All tnda ot3o, EooXanJ Card rriotinx, dout U
tto test atyte ca bort tctice a&t rfasoa-tla term.
..fW.ofleyear,tn advance, - $2 60
Subscription, must invariably, be paid n Advance
Ji Bt Work, anl Plain and Fancy Job Work
"T-tht best style, and on abort notice.
LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE- NOW AND FOREVER.
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY; JULY, 26, 1866
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i: CHARLES 1 HELLMEUi
al 4tttl te
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t 2 doors reior nronTuie i-touse.
j.,,n hHud a pufrior stock r Boots andSbcts
j- j tbe lest material and ali'ty for doing
' . IT J f
Repairing ('one icun neatness ana aispaicn
OPPOSITE DEUSER'S TIN-SHOP,
WAGONS,' BUGGIES, PLOWS.CULTI
VITO ttS. cc, Rel)Kite'' on ,,rjort notice, at low rates,
nd rrrniedUeiveisaiUiactiu. x-13-fn nn
"OP. STBWRT..M. D.
SoUTb. East corner of Main and First Street?
CFricK IIorRS 7 to 9 a. v. and 1 to 2 and b to
UrownriVe, NeLrasVa, May 5tb, 1865 No 34, ly.
I L Ail
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
t SOLICITOR iFciIANCERY,
CXlc corner of Main an1 Flrnt Street.
Millinery. & Fancy Goods
'Sialn Street one door west of tbe Post Office
A iuparicr itcCk of Fall ann Wiatcr Uoydf
iustreceired. Everything in the Millinery hnr
. keptennstantly on band. Dress-Making, lionnet
, Uleacbine and Trimming dono to order.
OCCtSS0RS TO MAB.SII Ci Z00K
(Sacral News Agents and Staiioners,
Post Office Building,
Do have on hand and are constantly rcceivinj;
" fresh lupplics of Books, I'eriodioals, Stationary.
Tkotograi-h Albums, School Hooks; also Confec
. tionary. Cigars, Toba?co, and a choice sulecti'n of
.Fauoy Groceric generally, to which they invite th.
attrcttoD of tbe citizens of Nemaha county, art?
. . tfeybopeby strict attention to business, and fail
deaiinr.to meritaebaro of the public patronage.
A.l). MARSH. uI5-ly J.W.BLl!a.
; BR0W1IVILLE HOUSE,
- COR. MAIN AND 2ND STS,
. ; Urowmillc. Nebraska.
'II. W. PEEICORD, Fropxictor
ThisHtfusehcs been refurnished and newly fi tted
' p aiid refurri?bed under its present cnterprisinj
: proprietor, ho gusrrantees satisfaction to all wbi
xnay ptroniie hia House. ' x-5-ly
' G ft A NT'S
CAEAP CASn STORE.
Wain Street between First and Second.
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
vri have In itor a large and we! I selected stock of
' Boots and Shoes,
Thi- Qnlity of Spring Stock,
WH1CU nE OFFERS FOR SALE
' CHEAP FOB CASH
Groceries of Every Kind,
, . Candles.
, &c.,&.c, Sec.
All of which bo offers at the lowert prices, deter
caloed not to be undersold.
- ' GRANT. -
: TwnTllle, Neb.. 1-J9.6m.7,60
A. ROBINS N, .
IB si m MM,
; Between 1st & Sd Street
Takes this method of informing the public that
lie has on band a splendid assortnant of Gent's and
i-adie'i Misses' and Chlldrens's
BOOTS AND SHOES.
DCnston work done with neatness tad dispatch .2
. Repairing dons on short notice. 10-50 fnun
.An Invention or Rare ZScrit!
. Crows' fttcnt
ft METAL TOP
3 LAMP CHIMNEY.
THAT V5TILL K3T EEZAX
Burns up all pas and sraoke,
never breaks by putting oa a
eaaao; aaort, aua not top
ceavy; is easily cleaned by
removing top; ia fact, tho
raoat perfect ciiimaey known
and is fast Bupcrsedinf? ali
ethers where it La3 bcea in
troduced. Ho dealer can fclTbrd to bo
NEW LAfiT CHIMNEY CO.,
T3 "Warrtn St., If. Y.
nonsc-SIgn & Ornamental
Glazier, Gilder, Gralner,
PApER HANGER etc. '
All woik done ia a workman
like manner, and on Btrickly
cxk uooa wtsx or Baowsvau bosi
RICIIAUD T. BARRET,
SEHEML LIS IGE1T,
AKD DEALER IX
LAND WARRANTS & LAND SCRIPT,
Perional attention given to maling Location. '
Office in J. L. Carson's Banking House.
. x-H ly fr-na
Has just received aDd will constantly keep on
Land a large and well selected stock of genuino ar
iclcs in i lino.
One Door west of Grant's Store, Brown-',
Of Clocks; Watches and Jewelry Cone on tbe short
Brovnville, Neb.. March 16tli. 1866. 10-25 ly
The undersigned keep on hand a large assortment t
SATTIMET &CASSiriERE SUITS
For Men and Bo'y'a wear. Also, a large stock cf
HATS AND CAPS
mum 9. mmm ennwj
mm 61 W UUlifltt i)UlUI3 ,
BOOTS AND SHOES
Uabftc r Cots, Legglns & Blankets.
Xxru.xxlx.0 and Valisoa;
UMBRELLAS AND CARPET BAGS
Of all kinds which wc will sc'.l
C II K A P F O II C A S II
Ve purchased our goods since the dt
line in the Markets nnd will sell at lov
figures. ATKINSON Si CO.
AjKl 15th,lSG5, t)-30-ly
MERC II A jST T
r. , f- .t;
JAIN STREET, BROWNVILLE, NEBRAShi,
lias just received tbe largest supply of
SPRING A!SI SOI31ER
. Ever brought to this market, and is prepared to
make them up in
THE VER Y LA TEST STYLES
WorK Warranted & Terms Casli!
January IstlSCSp'd to Oct. 16th ISC5.
Wholesale & Retail Dealer in Choice
Liquors, Wines, Ale, Bear,
IIACIIIAC, KCw VORIL SELF Ilt-
KIXG RH4PER. (IUAKER310W-
CR ana BUCK KYD CCJLTITA-
IIain Street, Drownville
May, 1711333 lo-3t ly fr.nn .
lectins" or School ExamlncrF.
Notice is hereby given that tbe Doard of Schoo
examiners of Nemaha County, Nebraska, will hold
meetings for the Examination of Teachers for
said County, at Lbe-offioe cf E. tV. Thomas,
in Brownville.on tbe let Saturday is erery month,
I between tbe hours of one and 3 I'. M, Applicants
for certificates are required to be present at one
o'clock, precisely, or they will not be examined.
No person seed apply at any olher time
iir order of tne Hoard,
E. W. THOMAS, Clerk.
April 1st, -yly
" STRAY NOTICE.
Taken op by the undersigned, lirirg In the Mis
souri Valley 3 miles aboAO Peru, in Jtemaha Coun
ty Nebrasks, on the Hth cay rf ay lbtP, when
in the ciirc, one Ixrge brown JIare, blind in tbe
!ft eye, small spot in the forehead, cap cl knee
i aliped, 10 years old. - '
i ilay 14 l55., S5-5 Taoxis "WACGrsoB.
L D. ROBlHSOHi PBOPRIETOIL
Front Street, between Main and Water,
May, 30th 1S06. 10 3Gly
CABIN ETn- Til AKER
Comer 2nd and Main Streets,
BROWN vii, c;e. If. t.
Is prepared to do all kinds of work in his line on
tort notice and reasonable terms. 1-fim
Photograph Gallery. For good
pictures. Photographs cr Ambrotypes.
call at A. &, M. Stafford's Rooms above
the Post Office. We are prepared to do
the best cf work in the shortest possible
time, and on as reasonable terms as any
inth6'West. Give us a call. Examine
our work. We insure satisfaction.
We taVe all sorts of pictures,
vt every ffjloof face?.
Both Photographs and Ambrotypes
In plain or fancv cases.
A. & M. STAFFORD,
tJs method of informing the publio thatbe
has just opened, on Main 6treet, between 1st and 2nd,
a Restaurant and Oyster Saloon.
Also, Confectionaries, (Janned Fruit, Dried
Fruit, Spices of all kinds. Tea, 'Coffee, Sugar
Tobacco, Potatoes, sweet Potatoes and everything
usnally kept in a retain grocery store.
' ta7AIEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS.J
J. B. WELLS
Peru, IVcmalia County, EebrasKa
lias just received a largo and well selected Stock
of DRUGS, MEDICINES , PAINTS, OILS, VAR
NISH, DYE STUFF, BRUSHES,
SPONGES, FANCY AND
And everything commonly kept in a
First Class Drns store.
Customers will fird his Stock ccmplete.wbich he
(Ters for CASH at the very lowest market pricts
rhysicunB i nscriptions Compounded with the
tmof t caro at nil hours.
June 2lft 1858 39
30 Varieties, with Patent Basso Tenuto or
S3School Organs and MelOUeons.
Elegant Rcscifootl, Walnut or
No Charge for Boxing or Shipping.
55,000 XoF la lTsc.2
AN ILTiUSTlt ATED CATAIiOQTJE, cm-
taium;; a-ful I description of style, and testimonials of
ihe most o uinetit Musicians, as to the superior excel
lence of ur iDbtrumcnts can be sceu at this OiCcc
GEO. W HILL &CO
TilE MODEL SEWIXG MACHINE.
(From ihe Jfew-Tirt Herald)'
Prominent amona the mechanical tilumvhs of this
mAt in-pninn co. common honest v coninela na to no-
tice the Empire sewing Machine, ci.miiwiKied as jntiy
strley periection ltbeir cserui aa oare teen tae va-
rious eewinn machinea. from time to time preenteJ
. Ik. nnhlift AlfillAllA Ai thl hl t0f1 rf1r41 Vlth
aonio radio U'efect, which "detracts from general utit-l
nr. Warhei by tbe experience of his predecessors.!
the inventor of the Erie Machine has produced an m-
strument, combining all tbe atiTantaea for which
othera are Taunted, and hviatiPR every defect which
can be attributed U them by the most fastidious critic.
The Empire Machine i a marvelous combination of
eimphcily , econemr and perfect worksbip, beir.jc dui-a-
tie. tree from lul.ility to get out oi order. noisle8
and easy of operation. It mechanical contrivance U
t och as to secure stability, freedom from accident,and
accuracy as to workmanship. By the use of the pat
ented shuttle and straight needle it makes a stitcp.
which can neither rip nor ravel while, at Use same
time, it can operate perfectly upon eveiy species of
material from leather to cambric, Ith threaps ot cot-
material irotn. leaiuer 10 camoricK,wiin tnrcaps or cot-
ton, linen or siik from the finest ti the coarsest nam
As the tii'pire Jlachlne Is gradually supplanting Its
more antique rivals, no one iu want of userei instru
ment of this description, be he or the tailor, ccacb ma
ke, dressmaker or aeamtre6s, can do otherwisi than
secure ore of these econoiical and inimitable maohis
uited alike for family and manufacturing purposes
The office f the Empire Jlenuf.cturing Co. is at Ko.
635 BroaJwoy, Xew York Cisy, where they are now
supplying these Empire Machines at prices far boiow
tbe real varae of the instruments. Jew yurlt lieraia.
Feb. 6th lcs5 10 19 A&C
SALE OF APPRAISED STOCK.
On Friday A03 17th 1830 at 11 ..'elock A. M. I
will offer for sale to the hibest bidder for cash in
hand, on the premises of Cinjamin Y White livirg
in Neutaca City, ivemsha Uoonfy Ivebra?ka, cne
libt bay Clley Tory small Siie t?tar in forchend
white spot on nose right hind foot white, three
Jenrsold. Appraised at Twenty-five dollars by
S Hiniek and J B Hoover ;
.', .42-51 . K.v.nucnEs.ji?.
j -- '.oS'-Z.. mi fes
A Rebel nistorlans Account or tne
Fall of Bleb mond.
A Wall slip of paper, sent up from the
War Department to President Davis, as
ha was sealed in2is pew in, St. Paul's
Church, contained the news' of 'the most
momentous event of the war.
,It is a most renarkabls circumstance
that the people officii mood had remain
ed in profound ignorancs of the fighting
whicfrhad been taking place for three
bays on General Lees lines. There
was not a rumor of it in the air. Not a
news paper office in the city had any ink
l'ng of what was going on. Indeed for
the past few days there had been visible
re-assurance in the Confederate capital,
there were rumors that Johnston was
moving to Lee's lines, "and a general
idea that the combined force would take
the offensive against the enemy. But a
day before' Grant had commenced his
heavy movement a curious' excitement
had taken place in Richmond.' The mor
ning train had brought from Petersburg
the wonderful rumor that Gen. 'Lee'had
had made a night attack, in which he
had crushed the enemy along his whole
line. John M. Daniel, the editor of the
Richmond Examiner, died the saaae
day under the delusion that such' a vict
ory had been won;' and John Milchel,
who wrote his obituary in the morning
papers, expressed the regret that the
great Virginian had passed way just as
a decisive victory W3S likely to give the
"turning point to the success of the South
ern Confederacy! This circumstance
shows howjjttle the people of Richmond
were prepared on the bright - Sabbath
morning of the 2d cf April for the news
that fell upon them -like a ithunderclap
from clear skies, and smote the ear of the
community like the knell of death.
The report of a great misfortune trav
erses a city without - the aid of printad
bulletins. But that of the evacuation of
of Richrnond-fdi vfv'n many jncredulous
ears. One could sia the quiet streets
tretchin"1 awav. unmolested bv one sin-
gle sign of war; across : the James the fectly quiet. Weitzel's command had or
landscaps glistened in the sun ; every- er3 t0 mae as great a show as possible.
thing which met the eye spoke of peace,
and made it impossible to picture in im-
as:inotion the scene which was to ensue,
There were but few people in the streets;
no vehicles disturbed the duiet of the
Sabbath; the sound of the church bells
rose in the cloudless sky, and floated on
the blue tide of the. beautiful day. How
was it possible to imagine that in the next
twenty-four hours war, with its train of
horrors, was to enter tr.e scene : that
this peaceful city, a secure position for
four years, was at last to succomb; that
it was to be a prey to a great couflagra-
t:on, ana mat aii me nopes ti me ssoutn-
I I . 1 a - I
ern Confederacy were, to oe consumed m
one day. as a scroll in tbe fire !
As the day wore on, clatter and bustle
in the streets denoted the progress of the
oeen mcreuuious or us reality, ine
streets were thronfred wiih fugitives ma-
king meir . way to the railway depots ;
I Pale women and little shoeless childern
struggled in the crowd ; oaths and bias
I .u nr
(HICUIUU3 ouuuu ;iauiB iuc cur. uajjuns
were being hastily loaded at the Depart
ment with boxes, trunks, etc, and driven
to ine uanviue aepot. in tne anernoon
a special tram carried from It ichmond
rresioent uavis and some or tne uabinet.
At tne jepartmenis an was conrusion;
there was no system, therev-as no ans-
wer to the inquiries ; important officers
were invisible, anchevery one felt like
taking care of himself. Outside the mass
of hurrying fugitives, there were collect
ed here and there mean visaged crowds,
generally around the commissary depots;
thpu wprf nf lhf hrufal and riotous e!f.
ment that revenues itself on all commiir
. , . . r , - ...
I nities in a lime of great' public misfort"
unC' . -: ." -'i : .il .
The only convocation," the only scene;
. . .
of council that marked the fall of Rich
, , - -. ,.' " .
mond, toos place in ft dingy room in a
corner of tne upper story of the Capital
building. In this obscure chamber ass-
embled the City Council of Ilichmbnd, to
consult on the emergency,, and to take
1 ..u. e 1
- 1 measures to secure what of order was
mm- mg -
possible in the scenes about to ensue. It
appeared to represent all that was left cf
deliberation in the Confederate capital,
It was a painful contrast to look ia upon
this scene ; to traverse the now almost
silent Capital House, so often vocal with
oratory.and crowded with the busy scene
of legislation ; to hear the echa of the
foot step, and at last to climb to the d is
mal show of councilmen in the remote
rom where half a dozen men sat at a
rude table, and not so many vacant idlers
listened to their proceedings. - At the
head of the board sat an illiterate grocer
of the name cf Saunder?, who was ma
king his last exhibition of Southern spir
it, and twenty-four hours thereafter was
subscribing himself to" some very petty
Fedral officer, "most respectfully, your
most obedient servent." Here and there,
hurrying up with the latest news from
the War Department, was Mayor Mayo,
excited, incoherent, chewing tobacco de
fiantly, but yet full of pluck, having the
mettle of the true Virginia gentleman,
stern -and watchful to the last in fidelity
to the city that his ancestors had assisted
in founding and exhibiting, no matter in
what comical aspects, a courage that no
man ever doubted. VVhen it was finally
anounced by the Mayor that those who
had hopsd for a dispatch from General
Lee'contraryUo'what he had telegraphed
in the morning, .had ceased to indulge
such an expectation, and that the evac
uation of Richmond was a foregone con
clusion, il was proposed to maintain order
in the city by two regiments of militia;
to destroy every drop of liquor in the
warhouses and stores ; and to establish a
patrol through the night. ' But the militia
ran through the fiingers of their officers ;
the patrols could not be found after a cer
tain hour; and in a shor; while the whole
city was plunged into mad confusion and
But the horrors of that night in the
Confederate capital were to be studiously 1
veiled from the eves of the enemy. The
Federal force on the north side of the
James river consisted of three divisions
under the command of General Weitzel ;
while General Ewell covered this ap-
proach tothe capital with a force of about
four thousand strong. The Confederates
were, silently withdrawn from Weitzel's
front their rear-gard traversing the city
before daybreak. Weitzel had been in-
structed to push on whenever satisfied of
his' ability to enter Kichmond. Uanng
the who!, day that Grant had been en-
gaged in front of Petersburgh, the entire
lines north of the James were per-
He fired no gun during the day, but as
darkness came on, he'set all his bands of
music to workTuDon national airs The
Confederates vied with the musical en
tertainment; for many hours the night
was filled with melodious strains. But
about midnight a complete and absolute
silence fell upon the lines. It was a
dead quiet ; a close mask to what was ta-
king place in the doomed city; and not
until the mornin? hours did the direful
blazon in the sky proclaimed to Weitzel
that hia hour had come, and that Rich
mond was at his mercy.
. .There had been but little sleep for the
neonu of Richmond in the niffht which
proceeded their crreat misfortune. It was
an extraordinary night ;-disorder, pil-
lage, shouts, mad reverly of confusion.
seen black masses or people, crowded ar
ound some obiect of excitement, besie?
ing the commissary stores, destroyiug liq
uor, intent perhaps upon pillage, and
swaying to and fro in whatever momen
tary passion possessed taem. lhe gut-
ters ran with a liquor freshet, and the
fumes filled the air. ' Some of the strag-
gling soldiers passing, tnrouga tne ciiy,
easily managed to get hold of quantities
ot the liquor. . uonrusioa, Decane more
contounoea ; tne siaewaiics were encum-
j bered with broken glasses; stores were
entered at pleasure and stripped from
top -to bottom ; yells of drunken men
shouts of roving pillagers, wild cries of
distress filled the air. and nicbt made
hideous . : ;
But a new horror was to appear upon!
the scene and take possession of the com
munity. To the rear-guard of the Con
federate force on the north side of the
James river under. General Ewell had
been left the duty of blowin-r up the iron
clad vessels in the James and destroying
, . . ,
j the bridge acros3 that river. ' I ne Uicn-
mond, Virginnia, and an iron ram were
blown to the winds the little shipping
at the wharves was fireJ, and the three
brioVes that' scanned ; 'the river were
ltJ B I
, . , .
wrapped m flames as soon a3 the last
troops had' traversed them. The work
of destruction might well have ended
here. But General Ewell. obeying the
I ' - w
letter cf hi3 instructions, had issued or
jders ia fire the four principal tobacco
warehouses of the city; one cf thera
the-Shockoe ware houre situated near
ihe centef of the city, -side by side
with the Gallego flour mills, juit in a po
sition aud; circumstances from wliich'a
conflagration might extend to the whole
business portion of Kicnmond. ' la vain
Mayor Mayo and a eomruittes cf cilixeni
had remonstiated against this reckless
military -order. The warehouses were
fired j the flames saized cn the neighbor
ing buildings and soon iuvolved'a wide
and widening area; the conflagration
passed rapidly beoond control ; and in
this rr.ad fire, this Wild, unnecessary des
truction of their property, the citizens cf
Richmond had a fitticg souvenir.cf the
imprudence and recklessness of the de
parting Administration. t
Mcrnin? broke- on a. scene never to be
forgotten. It. was a strange picture
impossible to describe the smoke and
glare of the fire mingled with the golden
beams of. the rising sun. The great
warehouse on the Basin vas wrapped in
flames; the fire was reachipg to .whole
blocks of buildings ; and as . the smoke
rose majestically above the horizon, it
burnished the fring of smoke with lurid
and golden glory. Curious crowds watch
ed the fire. Its roar sounded in the ears;
it leaped from strest to street; pillagers
were buisy at their avocation, and in the
hot breath of the fire were fingers as of
demons contending for prey . -
The sun was an hour or mora apove
the horizon, when suddenly there ran up
the whole length of Main street the cry
of 'Yankees !n "Yankees!" The up
per part of this street was choked with
crowds of pillagers men provided with
drays, others rolling barrels np the
street, or bending under heavy burdens,
and intermixed with them women and
childern with tubs, buckets, and tin pans.
As the.ycry of 'Yankees" wa3 raised,
this motely cry-crowJ tore up the street,
cursing, screaming, trampling upon each
other, alarmed by an enemy not yet in
sight, and madly seeking to extricate
themselves from imaginary dangers.
Presently, beyond this crowd, fallowing
up the tangled mass cf plunders, but not
pressing or interfering with ihezn, was
seen a small body of. federal cavalry,
riding stead ily-jdocg Forty Masss.hu
6etts troops, dispatched by General Ve
itzel, to investigate the condition of afT-
airs, had ridden without hindrance into
Richmond.. At the corner of Eleventh
street tney prone into a trot ior tne puD-
lie snuare, and ia a few moments their
guidons were planted on the capitol.and
flittered a strange spectac.'e in the early
A few hours thereafter, and Weitzel's
troops were pouring through the streets
of the city. A lady, who witnessed the j
grand Federal entree, and has given a
very graphic account of it, thus describes
a portion of the scene: "Stretchicff
from the Exchange Hotel to the slopes
of Church Hill, down the bill, through
the valley, up the asceat to the hotel,
was the array, with its unbroken line of
blue, fringed wiih bright bayonets.
Strains of martial music, flushed ccun
tenance3, waving of swords, betokened
the victorious army.' As the line turned
at the L.xcnang Hotel into the upper
street the movement was the signal for
a wild burst of cheers from each reri-
menu baouts trora a lew negros were
the only response. Through' throngs of
sullen spectators ; along the line of fire ;
in the midst of the horrors of conflagra
lioQ- increased by the explosion of shells
heft by the retreating army ; through the
vast teriat Buuiiuriuui cunvuiseu wua tue
commotion pi irigniiui sounds, moved
tne garisn procession pi tne grana array,
wuu crave rausic, aau crint canners,
ana wild cheers. A regiraeat of negro
cavalry swept by the hotel. As they
I turned the street corner thay drew their
sabers with savage ahouts, and the blood
mounted even in my women's heart wiih
quick throbs of defiance." .
xvieanwnue, tne ere raged wiin tin
t . Am
checked fury 'The entire business part
of the city was on fire ; stores, warehons
es, manufactories, mills, depots and
bridres all, covering acres ; ihe coa
tinuou3 thunder of exploding shells soun
ded iu the lea of fire; and ia the midst
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army entering to seize it3 prey. All
during the forenoon, flame and -smoke,
ad burning brands, and showers of bla-
zmr sparks filled the cirj spreading
still further the destruction, until it had
swept before it every bank, . every auc
tion store, every insurance ofSce, nearly
every commission house- and most cf the
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fashionable stores. The atmoephere was
choking; men, women end childern crow.
ded into the square of the capitol for a
breath cf pure air ; bat i? was not to be
obtained even there, cilcne traversed
- the green slopes blinded by the. cinders
and struggling for ; breath. Already
piles of furniture- .A been collected
here been dragged frcn the ruins cf
burning houses i aa z ..J.:5uth arrange-
oi if was uio loog, tureaienmg. 110311101,1
cent;, made with broken tables ani tu
reaux, were huddled wcrr.ed and cbiliera,
with no olher home, with vo cth?r res.
place m Heaven's great hclbwcesJ.
Scrr.2 tarty attempts wore r:,il:i3 ar
rest the co
a Hre c
ill: few ?;
tnedames '.vers rot
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tboir progress- It was late, in thi .even
ing when the fire had turned itself cu!.
It had consumed the most important part
of v Richmond. Commencing at
Shockse . warehouse, the fire radittci
front and rear, and on two wings, bur
ning down Main street, half way be
tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets,
and back to the river,. through Cary and
all intermediate streets. Westward, ca
Main, the fire was stayed at Ninth etreet(
sweeping tack to the river. Oa the
north side of Main, the flames : were
stayed between Thirteenth and four
teenth . streets. . From this point the
flames raged on the north side cf Main
up to Eighth street and back to '.Bank
street. The pencil cf the surveyor could
not have marked cut more distinctly tha
business portion of the city.
The evening breeze had .turned ths
course of the fire ; and as these still con
tinued, heavy mist-clouds hung upon tha
horizon, or streamed upward ia the va
rying current of the winds. As night
came on, there was a painful, reaction
after the day's terrible excitement; a
strange quiet fell upon the blackened city
and its scenes of distruction. . Groups cf
women and - childern crawled under
shelters cf broken furniture ia thecapitel
square; hundreds of"homeles3 persons
laid down to sleep in tbe shadows cf the
ruins of Richmond ; and worn out by ex
citement, cxhansted as. by the "spasm cf a
great battle, men watched fcr the morrow
with the dull sense tba,t the work c!
years had been ruined, and that all that
ihey possessed ca eartii L- tecii. swept
uicnmonu was nuea vivjx nar-
ror and distruciion, and the smoke, cf its
ent scenes xvere taking place .far away
in the cities of the North. ' It was a
strange reverse to tne picture wa nave
been contemplating. With those fervors
and shows characteristic cf the I'orth-
era mind, Washington and New: York
were celebrating' the downfall, cf
Confederate capitol. .bells were
wild and enthusiastic congratulations raa
along the streets, snd vast crowds collect
ed, whos fantastic exhibitions cf joy, not
content with huzzas, cheers, and dancing
in the streets, broke oat in a blasphem
ous singing of hymns cf the cburch. Ia
New York twenty thousand persons in
the open air sang the doxclcgy. : .There
was, of course, an ultiraated display c
flags; and as evidence cf this character
istic exhibition, it is said' that half aa
hour after the news cf tho fall cf Rich
mond was known, not a ssngel large flag
ia the city of New York was left unpur
chased. These symbols cf loyalty net
only floated over hcruses, but ware fasten
ed to carts, stages and wagans.' The
newspapers were mostly occupied with
spread eagles and maps', of. Richmond.
. Vorid expressed the cinioa that
. e-cntoe the ,ja7 'rnorefuli7 vastifled
exui.eraiit reoicin" than, any
achievemeut ia the List
ry cf th
New York Herald tbe
excellence of tbe Yankee - mind went
further and declared that the taking cf
Richmond was "one cf tbj grandest
triumphs that had crowned huaa effort
The principle Italian Generals ara
has described: Gen. La Jlarmora is a
tall, thin man, wiih a hng face - and a-
igiou3 nose. He h.13 a great passica
for his profession, . and i3 aa indexible
Gen. Cialdini ij a gooi
man, below the avtrage higbt,
bushy moustache andamperiaU .
He has keen, rparkliag- eyes.- Th;i
officer is tery popular in Ttaly,- and thl
soldiers have great - ccnSience ia hicTf
Gen. Durando is a fine eld man, wiia a
grand military aspect, and is greatly e
teemed throughout the -continent' Gen.
Delia Posca the King's principal aid-decamp
and intimate friend, is ab?ut fifty
tears old. His bir and moustache are
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quite white, and his gen
13 that cf a dignifisd arial
Gen. Fisk reports that tbe number of
rations issued in his Ditric;(Tennesie3,)
for June was a3 fcllo'-vs : .
..To white person?, 23,000 ; t: fre
men. 5.6SG : total 27.650. Tho
issued durin? tha 'year, en
J .0 J ',
15CG, was to white person?
red persons, C10.SJ1 ;
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