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PLATTSMOUTII. X. T.3 WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, -I6G5.
IS Pl'liLIslIKD LVEIlY
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BY : TELEGRAPH
TC:T.HE DAILY HERALD-
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Pjirlkulars of the TCapture.
"lioo-s' Ietrays the Sex.
"Doirt provoke the President."
Interesting from ail parts.
Macon. d':i 1' I.iont. ('!. Harding
ii!iiin!ii'mr tin; l-'irtt Wisconsin !::
i.-t arrived from Jrwiinvilie. He
truck the- trail of D.ivis at JXiblm,
I.:iwrcii'je county, the evening of the
7'h., folfjuiiif hi.:i closely tiiht anJ
J;iy through fine V"i!Jt-niess to Alii
riruor Creek sin.! (ireen tu:imp, via.
At the laitf.r iilac he met Colonel
; l't-i-.. 'hard with -2,01)0 picked men.
Harding was marching directly South
while IVitcJian), wh.j had freah liorses,
j u-I.ed down Ocwolgce towards Hope-
I w.I, thence by IIoue cree k to luwins-
; vi',!-, arriving there at midnight the
ihU. J triivi3 had been there, but
; irj-m ci izen.- we learned taev were en
cimped "J miles from town. I'ritchard
imuiediat-.-'ly made proper disposition of
Lis men before daylight.
Scot i tig around vicinity same eve
ning encamped -within 7 miles of Da
vis camp with oi:t knowing it. Three
c.i'cii 1:1 me morning i;e
11 1 .
wiic-u Ins advance were drove ni
; p.-.rt vi
loi'ili Michigan cavalry
t; 'In ensued I nil parties exhibiting j Steamer Columbia, as she pusaed I lor
gi t at det.-rmin r.ion, liaeen minutes ; ida coast, signal (ires were seen along
lirmg in tnta s.vt'iiui-h was liist warn-
nig to Davis and comrades. Captors
rej ort that he hastily put on his wifes '
dress, aiid started for the woods, close- !
i iy followed br our men who at lirat
i thought him a woman, but seeing his
! oots wU'.le running, surmised his sex
! lt.ue was short. Rebel soon brou "ht
! lo laJ'- ile brndished a bowia knife
and made signs of battle, but yielded
l.! nnrilfiliiii cM.m 1 . if .... i ! i .. 1 .'
t.."..ioiuu auuu, urn in. iiiuiua-
tion at energy with which he was
! puraued saying he had believed our
j government too magnanimous 10 hunt
j down women and children. Mrs.
j Davis remarked to Col. Harding, after
j the excitement was over that the men
better not provoke President he might
hurt some of them. Regan behaved
with dignity and resignation.
1 hey were evidently making- for
; t!i ' coast.
j :g:ietf, - WILSON Maj. Gen.
! :Ov. i:J. The
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sa j a. iaii;e oeuy o; cavairy .'ias gjne
o: cavairy lias
; to I.'nchburg, where it said, dia-turbau
cos h ive c.curred between the blacks
j and whiles. There are various ru
! mors concerning the origin of the out
j Lreak, some say tliat the whites are the
I aggressors, others that the blacks com
i meticod hostilities with arms picked up
i by lli jai oa th-j late battle-held.
j New York 17, Military commis
l ion for trial of conspirators visited
! Fords Theater yesterday, it was found
i the assassin ran, after falling on stage,
I to gel out of the luiidirg, the distance
j ninety fee passage was entirely un-
vas entirely un-
oktruo ted and is en level with ground.
1,-ai UJ --o a,saam nau no ,
step to ascend or decc-nJ, there is a ;
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narrow hail leading from stage on
south s;d of Theator on lUth street on
which bui!ding front-. It was at front
door of this ha!i that Bjotli sprang. He
ana anot.ier man whose name noi yet j
m evidence were engaged in mister-!
Ul f'.'IL'l. JOse 1.1 ill, .
! i; e as uet u; t.v him in testimony vc- !
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which Lincoln sai been taken, and
! I lue llag which hung in front box j
i in which Booth's spur cau-ht been re-
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C.ncinnau 17 .-The Commercial's
pec.a sas tne jenmcKy legislature ;
lelt resigned to escape trial. " -
N. Y., 17. The Steamer Columb-a
which arrived at Key West from Ha-
vi:43, reported to our a-ithoritis that
VPs h Ti .1 t in n.i.-niti
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"1'. ... p 7S'".C j ly adored, in all of which expressed
Ucasion is to try Cmef Justice Ballett joV over d0WDfaH of rebellioft-their
! on charge of conspiracy to everthroiv J relurn lo foMs of lhe Un; and
i the GovernmoLt. It is .reported Bal- I ,rtr, f ,Kp nT 1 n,.
the pirate Stonewall" vas receiving
men and ammunition from the-Owl"
and other Confederate steamers and
blockade runners.. Capt. . John M.
Mafllt assumed command of the Stone
wall. The U. S. steamer. Powbattan
went to sea from Key West to recon
noiter the movements of the Stone
wall. : vl;," i . ' - .-
N, Orleani,' 17,-p-The U, S. Consul
at Havana reports ' the rebel Ram
Stone wall left ihat port - oa ihe llth
inst., ostensibly for Galveston. ' - '
- VashM 17 It'is understood that the
President yestesday respited the fen-'
tence of the conspirators 13owlest and
Miligan, from Friday next to the 2nd
of June, and -(bat of.IIarse t3.,; impris
onment for. life... '
Wash. 17 John H Eclchford of
Boston is appointed general Secretary
of.the Sanitary Commission, vice Jenk
ins resigned. ' ' ' '
Ne York ; 17 Haleigh Standard
of ill e- llth says probably steps soon be
taken to call convention ' to construct
loyal State Gov. ; . -
Kev York 17 Testimony taken in
public, sho.vs that conspiracy dates
back to summer of OJ; that Uooth was
then engaged in it. Coiii?piracy con
templated capture of Lincoln, burning
northern cities, creating distraction
among northern people, bringing about
revolution in favor of Confederacy.
Booth was leading agent in matter vis
iting various rarta of country, holding
secret consultations in Canada with G
M. Sanders, Clay, H jlcomb, Thomp
ton and other. Booth authorised with
money found at 11 chmond, was agent
to lure others.
Commercial Special says delegation
of L'O citizens from all parts of N. C.
j jriVited by President to confer with him
j ou reconstruction of loyal stales, have
! arrived, and report great destitution hi
! iie stattf 0 lorgt.s or mules, tools or
j seeds, for plowing crops.
Government been advised that au-
; ioriiies at Nassau, extend costing lac-
ilities to Stonewall, which they refused j t
Testimony before military Commis
sion to-day ? hows whole plan for cap
ture of Booth, nuking it appear we
have best detective system in the world.
Letter from Jeff Davis, found on
Booth's body amply justifies charge of
conspiracy to murder again-t him.
N. Y. 17 Nightengale, Havana
dates I1J1 from Kv west. American
for mile1. On 7th Steamer appeared
off the Morn. She was signalled and
suddenly under all steam ttarted up
northward displaying Fngluh -ngu at
peak, and rebel llag a, the fore-top. It
was enough, sue was pursued.
N. Y. 17 Columbia from Havana
13th reports the pirate Stonewall left
Tenerifl', April 1st, and arrived at Ber
muda on the L'Uth, then proceeded to
Nassau. She was unable to get over
the bar, owing to her drawing over I(J
feet of water. She occupied li days in
her passage to Havana. She was not
saluted at Havana The Spanish Gen
eral under pretense of showing the pi
rate to his daughters paid her a visit.
She was allowed to depart.
New Orleans date of the 1.1th says
a gentleman who recently arrived
in this city from Havana, informs us !
that he met Hx-Senator Gwin. of Cal- I
ifornia, at that place, and was sho.vn
indubitable evidence that Sonora had
been ceded to France by Maximil
lian. Mr. Gwin also showed our in
formant, whose veracity is bevond
question, his patent of nobility as Duke
of the French Province of Sonora, sign
ed by the Emperor of the French
and bearing the seal of France.
It is reported that Ross' brigade of
1 exas Cavalry has been heard from.
Taylor is encouraging them to demolish j bo taken to Fortress Monroe via. Sa
ull the stations at Quazo, and agreeing ! vannah.
that htJ would carry on guerrilla v:in ! - i- i u i-
jare J "114J- Cairo, 13. The Memphis Argus
fiT- o i it i i has reliable information that the Rebel
Ihe L. b. Marshall has sold the r . i n i . i -i.-p i
..,, , . ' - Tv , f orrest was killed at Parkvihe, A a.,
plantation belonging lo Gen. Dick Tay- , , , f i '
L . i . .i t- on the Idth, by lour of his own men
lor, confiscated lo the L. States, Mtua- .t c f
ted on ,'mriMu l.nni, f r;;n
,,i riv-r wl.h :,n ,v, ;.nnu.n:..,:T"''
... -"w - 1-- -,oi.bu.t
house, mill engines, dwelling &
The land in ail. rmnnrUinc
oUU acres, for SS.OUU. Terms, half
i cash, balance ia lt2 months.
The Steamer Minnehaha was burn-
CJ l0 .
the waters edge at N. Orleans
oa lue morning of the lH h.' No l:
,. Pr l.t 1
hay ou barges was burned, which !
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""u"o" a uumcer were naaiy
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Kew York 11) WorlJs Raleigh
vor. says laim; meeting was he'd m
Raleigh N. C. on the llth, took action
for resloralion civil 0. or'der s
CaU Wls ,na(le Ly ber prominpm
resolutions were unanimous-
tection of the old fla
Citizens express satisfaction at the
termination of slavery, whijh they ad
mitted had always been a drawback on
pccplecf the Srr.c, an-.! the acjui-
escence of the people in the announce
ment of President Johnsoni that - trear
son must be . punished. ;
: The Herald's ; Panama Correspon
dent makes an' important ' announce
ment to that Government that the Col
nmlia was not only gratified L at the
new stipulatioijs with Panama in guar
anteeing that corporation perpetual, but
th Proprietors hare concluded a trea
ty with the agents of our Government,
which grants us, in perpetuity, an ' ex
tensive privilege of transporting Mill '
tary and Naval Stores orer the liu,
and as equivalent to our Government
as to guarantee sovereignty to the Col
umbia over the Isthmus to Panama
and security on the'" transit : route,
against all other foreign powers.'".' ,' '
rN. Y. IS. The ;TribuDe'a' Spacial
says Gov! -Pierpoini ; purposes , to
leave 'Alexandria Wednesday, . accbm
panted by other State oflic'ersrand faai
ily, vuh arclnve6 .cf the , Government
in a tpecml boat, and proceed to lljch
mend as Commons ealth, the Executive
Mansloir'recently "vacated by Billy
Smith being put. in order for his, occu-
pation. Hie loyal, people . or. men
J nor a cordial public welcomed Geii.'
Sheridan has been assigned to aa
portant command in the. Yest. Not
IIi stali" starts for it to-morrow,
cavalry ill remain here to take pan.
in irreat review next week.
AU of the elieets of Mrs. Lincoln
boxed and directed to Chicago. Fam
ily lake departure Monday evening
' fcr same place. S:ated that Ass't
Sec. Uana resigned his position in war
office. Tint Maj. liobert Long, Sopt.
Military Telegraph, named as his suc
cessor. Further understood Pres. John
son's forthcoming proclamation will be
in reality a withdrawal of uncondition
al amnesty, which Mr. Lincoln prolfer-
d and substitution of offer amnesty ou
certain specified conditions to repentant
rebels below rank cf Brig. Gen.
Tprm-j nf nirdi-sii beiiiT mid.i much
more definite, and amnesty narrow in
it.j tcope. 'Tis added all rebels who
ive been in civil service of Jetf Da-
via' Gov't, eitlier at Lome cr abroad,
are to be added to th3 classes exemp-
ted from new amnesty. Uuderatood
there ii considerable Uoversitv oi?ni-
several important uetans m con-
nection wun tins suljcYt. aec. ctan
1 ton is understood to diift r very decidely
with the President and some of his
colem.ues in regard to roper course to
be pursued in restoring rebellious Mates
to their status in Union. There is
reason to suppose the Pres. ii disin
clined to lake the responsibility cf ex
tending suffrage to colored persons,
antil he has had an opportunity of
ascertaining the sentiment oi Congress j
on the subject.
Cincinnati lij Nashville Despatch
says there is prospect conflict between
Judicial and Executive powers of Tenu.
Cov. Brownlow as special agent
Treasury Department acting under
written orders from that Dept., rented
out some abandoned properly belonging
to disloj-al persons who were in the
service uf the Confederacy. Judge
Trigg, at the preceding term of court,
ordered tenant of Treasury Depart
ment to be dispossessed of farm which
he had rented from Brownlow, arid
property be restored to owner. Gen.
Talhson, on Brownlows application,
enforced the contract, ami J utige
Trigg's order was disrhgarded. On
'r,ia-7i.,w I,,.! Trmn- .?t VnnwMIo !
delivered charge to the Grand Jury sn
which he directed them, in strong lan
guage, to indict Gov. Brownlow for
satisfaction in the premises. Judge
Trigg is understood to bo hostile to
Dispatches from Rewrea, Ga., says
Je:f Davis arrived at Macon on Mon
day, and was sent to Augusta with a
strong guard. From thence he will
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.rado;J' ordered shot by I orrest the day
l,f.r,-,rr fnr rvn fin-r nrcr Ihf. npn-s
Johnston's surrender, which Furies t
did not believe.
N. Orleans 13 Gens. Canby and
0terhaus arrived from Mobile yester
day. Paroled officers and men of Taylor's
. nr lfl
steamers, rebel ram "Nashville" and
hi my are over-running looue. j.
gunou.ii --uarion auiveu ui uooi.e
from Bigbee river, whither they were
taken by rebels on tho avacnatiou of
Mobile. Those with eight other cap
tured steamers, with blockade runner
"Heroine" as ll.;g ship of the officer
in charge, are expected here tonight.
The Mississippi river has forced ihe
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from Red river To Donaldsonville and !
levees, covering au immense area.
the Gulf; varying from L50 to 50 miles
Suffering anJ destruction of proper
ty is beyond description.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewer, cf
ayne county, Kentucky, have twenty.
five Children. This is
the most e.ten-
?ive brewery in the West.
rOItT KE ARNEY COUItESPOX-
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Post Ft. Kearney T.
;. May 11, 1S65. )
Ma. EniTOH i Please 'accept our
thanks for your favoring us by comply
ing' withour 'request in regard to , the
subscriptions for the much esteemed
Heralu. We hope soon to add a few
more names to the list, and if not of
Company' A, they will perhaps be Cass
county nieni at Jtast member's of tlie
Regiment. : i
We are happy to know that the. em
igrants and itrangers have, at last, be
come wise, and have chosen the South
Platte Route, crossing at Plattsmouth,
end followingthe Military. road, which
undoubtedly is, and ha3 been, the best
routeto the Mountains,, See the , ad
advautages possessed by. this route over
others,. as there is no streams to com
pel a man to swim his team, or remain
inactive until the water falb.'
;. -JUL ilik JJiaarTmaiiy-riyrij 9$
Omaha, has to be carried over the riv
er in a Canoe, or Skill', and some days
it does not cross at all.
If we only had a daily or even a tri
weekly Mail Line established from
Plattsmouth to Fort Kearney, we could
indeed boast of our advantage over
Omaha and Nolraoka City, for the la
dies and gentlemen who are fond of
traveling in stage co.1cl.e3, would not be
compelled to go to Omaha or Nebras
ka City for the purro.e cf starting
Let every citizen think cf this mat-
! ter, and work to the interest of the
community at large. L'vcry citizen is
more or less interested in this matter,
; should not wait or pull back because
1 he did or does not live near the road
1 n,nf?;r,o- W.-t. Tt mav ?nid bvpnmn
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i that the mail route or line being so es-
tallishod, would do us no good while
! wo remain here. It is true tr.ere i
good prospects fcr us to get out before
that could be done, but we ar interes
ted at heme, aud in the welfare of cur
: county and friends generaliy
We hope soon to be permitted to re
turn to enjoy the pleasure of a quiet,
flourishing and peaceful home. Un
der existing orders we hope to crush
the red foe. or at least to ' drive them
from nor land
Hereafter when we
are m pursuit of hostile Itidians, we
are to push the hunt to success, even
though rations give out and men have
to cat the horses that give out. There
must be no more turning back without
summarily punishing the half clad, ill
fed and ill mounted Indians, who har
rass travellers on this route. Supe
rior to them in all the requisites of the
soldier, our forces should and must
kill and capture these miserable vaga
bonds Suth are our orders, and who will
not strive lo put an end to this accursed i
Iudiaii war ? Hoping to
be able to
give you some nws of more interest
in our nexf, we remain as ever
Boys in Bi.ve.
r-r""We hereby propose that ihe
authorities of the different States shall
at once declare that the Confederate
uniform be henceforth the garb of all
convicts sentenced to the State Peni
tentiary for crdinary crimes, and that
the uniform worn by Confederate offi
cers be that for criminals of higher
grade, according to degree. Thus:
a cut-throat or murderer should be a i
Lieuteuant General in crime ; arson a j
Mnjor General; pickpockets, thieves,
aud confidence men, might be Briga
diers, etc. Who seconds the proposi
tion?" Chicago Pvcniug Journal.
We do. A fiicnd at cur elbow,
however, objects, saying:
If I had
murdered but owe man, ihe punishment
of that drcs.5 alone would be two se-
vere." .Yorthicesirrn Christian Ad- j
EOThi.s year's emigration from
Great Britain anJ Ireland bids; fair to
be large. The Cork .Canst UuHjii says
lhere aro L5G0 persons awaiting trans-
pcrtation at Queenstown, there being
no room for them on the overcrowded
vessels which had just sailed. The
iron-workers ci w aies are emigrating
in large numbers to the United States, I
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Australia, and even to Patagonia, ;
whore he (.-nillians have founded -a ;
, A contributor ., to the ' ; Gardener's
Monthly gives bis manner of raising
the Nansemond potatoe, as follows: ;;
s , Suit. Select rolling or well drained
land; it is an error to suppose, as many
do that sandy or grvellysoibj only will
do. Any soil that can be made and
kept mellow from May to September,
will do. It is a common error to select
land too rich such as old garden plots.
Such locations produce too much vine.
Side hills, too : poor for a good ; corn
crop,, prove the best of locations. Such
side bills, however, almost inavariably
need manure. It should be well rot
ted, and may be.applied in hill or broadi
cast.:. On heavy lands - use anything
that will loosen the coil, such as ashes
and leaf mold, v. ; , ';
- '..Planting. r Hills.:: or ridges? On
loamy' or clayey soil make bills by all
means. On very light Boils ridges
will do. I prefer hills in all cases. -1st.
You are more certain of a crop.
26rrTitv potaT?ms",'iipon" cartif;r-.-'r3dT
More bushels of large tubers can be
obtained. -Lh. Early in the season
the large potatoes can easily be found
by the bursting of the hills, and grab
bled without injury lo the crop.
The first idea that presents itself in
many who attempt sweet potatoe rais
ing, is a great ridge. In fact the first
attempts of the mass of cultivation of
this much neglected esculent, are of
such a nature as to bring the lenst
possible return. I have often seen
ridges five and six feet from center to
center. I plant acres, and the tips of
the hills only measure two and one
half feet each way, and tend with horse.
This makeshills the proper size. They
should in no case exceed three feet;
and two and one half is better. Make
the hills as high us possible; dry
weather never hurts sweet potatoes.-
The very weight of earth in large hills
and ridges prevents the growth of po
tatoes and accelerates the vices.
hen clanger or lrostis over, we
begin setting out plants, and continue
until Jul-. Put one plantjper hill, and
fifteen inches apart in the rjJges. Set
deep enough to have two or three leaf
buds below the surface ; if cut down by
worms they will grow anew. Never
set when the ground is loo wet to work
put the plants in the celler with
iarth on the roots and wait. Choose
a cloudy day; or afternoon after four
o'clock, or early in the morning es
pecially foggy ones. Do not wait for
rain. Jt is a common error to set
plants in a muddy time. I plant very
fast thus : One to drop plants one to
pour water never omit the tcater and
two or three to set. Make a hole large
enoifgh to bold the roots, insert the
plants at the same time the water is
being poured, fill the hole quickly with
mellow earth without pressing. Do
not use so much water as to have it
run over the top of the hole ; finish oiT
with dry earth. Never water again ;
it is worse than useless. The philo
sophy of setting thus is : the water
performs the triple purpose of floating
the fibers into horizontal position car
rying the fine earth among them, and
putting the water in the only place
Jlfltf Culture. After every rain, as
soon as the land is dry enough to work,
break the crust in close contuct with
the plants. I do this rapidly w ith both
bauds clasping; raising, and pressing
the earth on the tips of the hills. A
smart boy can thus "hoe" 100 plants
per hour. It answers all thi purpose
of a regular hoeing while plants are
young breaking up ant hole3, and
giving life lo the plant. Keep the
surface clear of weeds. Bo careful
not to hoe too deep. Tho Lest pola-
toes lie immediately below the suaface.
Never cut off vines.
If they root at
! joints nfi tuein o:i sunny
before frost, and put iu a warm, dry
place to keep.
If the above directions are followed,
sweet potatoes can be raised with profit
anywhere I A the Middle and Western
Gin Cotton-. The gun cotton com
mittee have been trying further exper
iments with highly explosive material,
and there sceni3 to be every hope of
us i;em u-eu insieau or powuer as a
bursting charge for shells, and also as
: . i - . . i: , r
u iiiiiit: in uie i-jr I'euoes aai etner snn-
iIjr VtSseIs, wli;c , arc exKCCletl . , , f.
largely emnluved in anv fnium nn nl
. Important to Travelers.
. Chief Justice Chase has rendered a
decision in reference to the ; response
bility of steamboat owners for baggage,
which may also have- ruling effect
upon the similar responsibility of rail
road companies. It is as follows : ;
A passenger on a steamboat,; who
pays fare or has free passage to a
specified place, is entitled to take with
him the usual quantity of baggage and;
the owners of the vessels are respon"
sible for the safe conveyance and -de-livery
of the, baggage as common car
ries. , But this responsibility aa : com
mon carries for baggage' ends with the
voyage of the passenger, unless con
tinued by a special contract, express pr
implied. If, in the absence of ? such
contract,,the owner ;of the baggage
leaves it on ihe.boat, voluntary or in--tentioiially,
and without the knowledge
of ihe officers, it must beat his .own
risk. He canncl by such actions im
pose the responsibility of common car
Tte njrrr ewBenHstrufc ;JL;
baggage so left, when found to be on
board, must be retained until it can be
landed at some convenient place ; and
it may be that wilful misconduct or
gross negligence in respect to it, of the
officers or servants of the boat, would
subject tho owner to responsibility. I
entertain some doubt on the last point,
but am clear it no such willful miscon
duct or gross negligence be found, the
loss of such baggage must be borne by
Leading rebels are making n stren
uous effort to wash their hands of the
odium of complicity with ihe murder of
President Lincoln. Geo. N. Sanders
and Beverly Tucker have issued a man
ifesto in Canada to that elfectf and ihe
last steamer from Europe represents
that ex-United States Senator Mason,
of Virginia, has, in the name of tho
south, repudiated the deed in England.
But it is difficult D see wherein they
have bettered the matter by their dis
claimers. They cannot deny the crime
of treason, which ltd lothe President's
assassination, and what does it avail to
repudiate the effect, after having pro
duced the cause? Nor is the crime of
rebellion, which they 'admit, a particle
'ess than the . one they deny. They
sought to destroy the Government .jf
which Mr. Lincoln was the head. The
Nation was infinitely greater and more
valuable than the man. Mr. Lincoln
was merely its representative, and
wherein was it less reprehensible tu
stab the principal than the agentt
the master than iho servant ? Jllis
frSA refined secesh lady, who had
arrayed herself in costume adapted for
the transaction of a little -contraband
trade, was overhauled in Memphis, oa
Friday, and ou being taken into a
private apartment was compelled to
take off her under-garments, when lo!
she was found to Lave on what-you-call-'cms,
made of very stout drilling.
with pockets. In one of them were
nine pockets, and in the other six, and
each pocket contained a large-sized can
teen filled with whisky. One' of there
ingencu3 parrnents has been purchased
to be presented as a curiosity to a lite
rary society in Illinois.
U2r"A -good story is told of Jeff
Davis. Some time ago the Rebel au-
torities ordered all horses that could be
foung in the neighboring country to be
impressed. A squad of cavalry enga
ged in the execution of this order met
J off riding in his carriage, and order
ed him to "git out and give up the ani
mals." Jelfj-efused. The corporal
insisted. Finally, lo cut short the par
ley, Jeff inquired. . "Do you know
who I am?'' "No," replied the soldier.
'I am President Davis," said JelT.
"Drive on," said tho corporal. "I
thought you looked like a d .J
old postage Etamp."
That "stamp" ii now cancelled.
"Those face" ins't good fpr postage
now. Alas, for "our Christian Presi
E-SThe discharge of Government
employees in the various cities of the
North still continues. Those who used
to sing '-What will we do when ihe
war breaks the country up?" can now
iing "What shall we do when th
'.?ur.'ir I re a!:-.: ?h? w-u upi"
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