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SHOT AND SHELL EXPENDED DURING THE BOMBARD-| compound. That process is now in our midst. Does WENT OF FORT SUMTER. From the statistical report any man suppose we are to be fused in just such of the batteries engaged during the bombardment of party shape again? Differ we shall—but the gold Fort Sumter, published in yesterday's Mercury, we has been tried, and the great fact established, that compile the following, which will prove interesting those dwelling in the Northern States have that deto many readers. The number of shot and shell votion to the country at whose call the mother gives thrown by each battery is here given, making a grand her son to the battle, the capitalist bis treasure to the total of 2,361 shot and 980 shell.

cause, and men blend as a Nation. Were we ever a

Nation before ? Stevens' Battery, Morris Island....

All lineages--the Mayflower man is in the front Trapier's Battery, Morris Island,

rank only to be met in line by those who look back Cumming's Point Battery, Morris Island... 336 Rifle Cannon, Morris Island...

to Delft Haven. I have found the warmest thought Battery No. 1, Sullivan's Island..

185 and act in those who but a month since were doubtBattery No. 2, (Mortar,) Sullivan's Island..

89 ful of the patriotism of those of us who could not Sumter Battery, Sullivan's Island.. Oblique Battery, Sullivan's Island.

see the merit of “compromise." The voice of EdEnfilade Battery, Sullivan's Island.

ward Everett rings out its call to arms—the men Dahlgren Battery, Sullivan's Island,

61 who have risked to offend the North by their ultra Floating Battery, Sullivan's Island. Mount Pleasant Battery....

51 Southern views, have thrown all aside as the call for Lower Battery, James Island..

Union for the country's honor reached them.-N. Y. Upper Battery, James Island.

Courier & Enquirer, May 2.

2,361 -Charleston Mercury, May 3.

ADVENTURE OF COMMISSARY PATTON.-On Sunday night, the 21st of April, Commissary Patton, of the

New York Seventh Regiment, with important deThe New Nation. We have all witnessed the spatches from Lieut.-Gen. Scott to Brigadier-General sudden transformation of the scene-painter's art-a Butler, left Washington for Annapolis in company whistle, a creak of a wheel, and in place of a cot- with Major Welsh, Col. Lander, and Mr. Van Valkentage, a palace !-a sighing maiden is followed by an burgh. They took separate seats in the cars, and exultant conqueror; and seeing these delusions of held no communication with each other. They the canvas, we have accustomed ourselves to look arrived safely at the Junction, but had no sooner upon it as a trick of the drama, and never in our ex- stepped upon the platform, than some merchant, with perience to be paralleled by the actual. We are to whom Mr. Patton had done business, stepped up and see all strange things in the 19th century, and of said, “Hallo, Patton, what are you, à National the very strangest is the sudden change of a North-Guard, doing here? Mr. Patton endeavored to ern people from a race of quiet, patient, much- silence him, but not until too late, as a spy, who had enduring, calm, “consistent members of the Peace followed the party, overheard the salutation.

Mr. Society," willing to compromise to the last possible Patton walked over the fields to the Annapolis train, interpolation of the Constitution, to a gathering of but, being unable to ascertain when the train would armed men, backing up courage by cash, and coming leave, he went to the hotel, in front of which a militogether with a union of the purse and the sword, tia company was drilling. In a few moments therewhich is to be one of the most remarkable chapters after, he saw, to his astonishment, the traiu start off that history ever wrote.

without a passenger on board. While smoking a The Macaulay of American annals will record that cigar upon the stoop, a lawyer of the place took him in one brief, carnest, intense ten of days, the chain by the arm, and asked him what his business was, at of party melted; the organization of party shivered; the same time telling him that he was suspected of the leaders of opposing opinions were as brethren; being a spy. Mr. Patton replied boldly, "I am no Seward, Douglas, Dix, even Caleb Cushing, wrote a spy, sir, but a messenger from the War Department full acquittance of past political strife, and declared at Washington to the troops at Annapolis.” The that the life of their political doctrine was the pres- | lawyer then gave a signal, upon which the militia ervation of the country's honor. Who shall ever company marched over to the House. The captain despair of a nation after this? If from our quarrels, of the company also demanded to know his business, our pale compromises, our bondage to the Exchange when he replied as before, and further said: “I will and to the warehouse, from all the indolence of pros- not be taken prisoner by any civilian. I am not perity, such a transformation to the camp of a brave aware that this state has seceded; and if you arrest and united soldiery, a close and compact counsel- me, I demand that you hold me as a prisoner of war, the purse inverted over the soldier's needs—the for I am a Government officer.” He further told the struggle who shall quickest forget his party watch-captain that he had better be cautious, and set forth word, and learn that of the line of battle—if this the responsibility of such an act. This set the new life has thus sprung, the philosopher of History doughty captain to thinking, and he went off to conmust learn of us new ideas of the power of a free sult with his comrades. At the termination of the people.

council, the captain told Mr. Patton that he must go The Revolution of -1776 witnessed no such union. back to Washington, and that they would send him More families left New York and her sister colonies, in a wagon. To this he assented in apparent good because they would not show steel to King George, faith, and said he would walk along the road until (and that when New York had population only of the wagon was ready. A short distance from the thousands where it now has hundreds of thousands,) village he stopped to chat with some people at a than have now suggested doubts of our right from farm-house, and was agreeably surprised to find that all the vast numbers of the Northern States. We they were related to one of the captains of his regicannot even yet realize the change these ten days ment. Soon the wagon came up, and conveyed him have wrought. We are like those who bring all their to the outposts at Washington, where he alighted, valuables to the fire of the furnace, and recast the but the vehicle was scarcely out of sight before he

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"faced about” and started again for Annapolis.thirty hours, in order to accomplish all this.-Cor. Falling in with a countryman, he offered the man $1 N. Y. Tribune, May 4. for a lift, which was accepted. Being worn out with fatigue, he fell asleep in the bottom of the wagon, THE COCKADE BLACK DIAMONDS.—Quite a novel and thus reposed until the man arrived at his desti- spectacle was witnessed in Petersburg, Va., as we are nation. Starting onward again, he overtook a boy informed by a gentleman who arrived from that city. plodding along, and after some conversation engaged One bundred and twenty free negroes, uniformed him as a pilot. Thus they kept on until reaching the with red shirts and dark pants, and bearing a flag of main road, when a drunken fellow, armed to the the Southern Confederacy, which had been presented teeth, ordered Mr. Patton to “hold on.” Mr. Patton | to them by the ladies, marched through the city and said his pame was Moore," and that he was going embarked on the cars for Norfolk. They proceeded to Annapolis to collect some money which was owing upon this excursion of their own free will, in rehim; but the fellow came to the conclusion that he sponse to the request made by Gen. Gwynn for the was a "d-d Yankee spy," and must return to the services of six hundred negroes from any portion of tavern near by. Here were several other rebels the State, to work upon the fortifications around Norarmed to the teeth, and very drunk. They took Mr. folk harbor. They were all in the finest spirits, and Patton inside, and held a “Court Martial,” but were seemed anxious to “ catch Old Linkum one time"diversified in their decision as to how they should a desire which appeared to be foremost in their dispose of him. Some wanted to shoot him, others thoughts. They certainly deserve great credit for to hang him, and others to lock him up. Meantime their disinterestedness, and will find that it is appredrinks were called for, in which all joined. It was ciated.--Charleston Evening News, May 1. finally decided to hang the “God damned spy," and Mr. Patton was marched out to the yard, where he THE OCCUPATION OF CAIRO.—This audacious movesaw a rope dangling from the limb of a tree. Pend- ment has had good effect in developing the purpose ing the preparations for the "execution of the spy," of our enemies to prosecute the war in earnest, and a gentleman on horseback came up, and, ordering in its inspiring influence upon the Tennessee and the men to fall back, took Mr. Patton one side, at the Kentucky wind. It conveys a threat which the peo same time saying, "I know you, sir ; you belong to ple of those States will join their brethren of the the National Guard, and I drank with you in Balti- Confederate States in resenting with promptitude. more.” Some further conversation ensued, when the Geography has made Cairo a strategetical position gentleman, who represented himself as the com of the utmost consequence. It is the key to the mander of that district, said he would release him if upper, as New Orleans and the Lake and the Balize he, Mr. P., would pledge his word and honor to re- are the key to the lower Mississippi. It can blockturn to Washington. This pledge he readily gave, ade St. Louis on the one band, and Louisville on the glad to escape from the hands of a drunken rabble, other; while, if in possession of a considerable force, and forthwith took the road for Washington. About possessing heavy ordnance, and commanding the raila mile away from this scene, he met his boy, who had road leading south of that point, it would menace the watched the proceedings from a distance, and pay city of Memphis, and open the way for an invading ing him handsomely, discharged him. After several army to make that an advanced post of occupation. stoppages upon the road by the rebel patrols, he It is not pleasant to contemplate such a possibility. arrived in Washington, and made report to Gen. But it is good policy to face it fairly, if we would de Scott. Here he found his companions, who had also feat it effectually.- Jackson Mississippian, April 26. been arrested, and sent back. Determining to start again for Annapolis, he disguised himself completely, The First Gun in the present conflict was fired at and in company with a friend, who had a fast team, Fort Sumter on Henry Clay's birthday. The fort set out on the journey-in search of a stolen horse. surrendered on Thomas Jefferson's birthday. The Every person whom they met upon the road was contest began in the streets of Baltimore on the an. asked about a "stray horse," but no one had seen the niversary of the battle of Lexington and Concord. animal. This ruse took well, and they got along Charleston Mercury, May 6. without much interruption. Reaching a tavern at night, they took supper, and apparently went to bed. NEW YORK, May 6.—A four merchant of this Mr. Patton, however, slipped out of the back door, city, who has just returned from Charleston, states and started off on foot. Presently he came to a that he was impressed into the rebel service, and was piece of woods, but had not proceeded far before he in Fort Moultrie during the whole battle. He eon. heard the tramp of horses and the voices of men. firms previous reports of the destructive effect of He had barely time to conceal himself in a heap of Major Anderson's fire, and adds :underbrush, before they came up and halted near The very first shot from Fort Sumter came boomhim. Froin their conversation he learned that the ing into one of the port-holes near which I was staSeventh Regiment had moved toward Washington— tioned, dismounted the gun, and shivered the cara fact which he was most desirous of knowing. The riage into thousands of splinters. These splinters horsemen directly moved away after hunting about were scattered with terrible force throughout the fort, the woods, when Mr. P. left his retreat, and safely killing thirty-three men instantly, and wounding reached his hotel again, where he overheard a con- many more. This was the most destructive single versation relative to the destruction of a bridge, over shot we received, but throughout the entire

cannonwhich the train containing the Seventh had to pass. ading the havoc in Moultrie was terrible. The dead The nuts had been taken off the bolts in the bridge, and dying lay about us in every direction, and were and had the train passed over it, all on board would trampled under foot by the soldiers in their arduous have been killed. Mr. P. and his companions again labors. We had not surgeons enough to attend to got under way, and taking measures to prevent such them all, and the groans of the dying and their piteà calamity, returned to Washington. Mr. Patton ous cries for help were distressing in the extreme. drove eighty miles, and walked thirty miles within When Sumter finally capitulated, without losing a man, thank God, the relatives of our dead and fire, the periodical sensations of the North make a wounded hastened to Moultrie to learn their fate. great flame, but to sink to the ashes and the dust of Mothers came asking for their sons, sisters for broth- indifference as swiftly as they sprang. It is easy, ers, sons for fathers, and all were told that all were and to them amusing, to indulge their tastes of this well—that none were killed, but that confusion pre- sort in bloody talk about invading the South, in mobFailed, and the soldiers could not be seen.

bing a few of them hitherto suspected of sympathy That night the bodies of the dead were boxed up with us, in joining volunteer companies, running off and conveyed on shore, where they were buried in to cities like Washington, by way of Annapolis, trenches in the negro burying-ground. One hun where no brickbats are on the road; but in three or dred and sixty bodies were conveyed to the burial- four weeks the superfluous gas will be gone, and place on a small schooner, and the others by various Yankees will be Yankees again.-Richmond Examother conveyances. On the following day, when rela- iner, May 3. tives inquired for those who were dead, they were told that they had been sent away to other points to NEW YORK, May 3.—The mate of the schooner recruit their energies. Every possible means were D. B. Pitts, lately arrived from Charleston, says that resorted to, to keep the truth from being known. I there is no doubt that nearly 200 men were killed in myself counted over two hundred dead bodies in the batteries during the engagement, and that most Moultrie, and know that there were others which I of them were buried on the beach. He says that on did not see. I have no means of knowing the ex- the nights of the 15th, 16th, and 17th instant, the tent of the slaughter at the other fortifications, but steamboat which plied between the city and the batheard, incidentally, that it was serious, although not teries took down an aggregate of about 200 coffins. so great as at Moultrie. I was told that one shot at He was informed also by a gentleman who had a Stevens's Battery dismounted a cannon and killed brother and brother-in-law in the garrison of Fort several persons.—N. Y. Evening Post, May 6. Moultrie, that after writing to them repeatedly with

out obtaining any answer, he finally received a note The furore of war which absorbs the North to that from one of the officers, stating that they had both degree that Yankees have ceased to calculate, will been killed, and that their bodies could be sent for, not, and cannot, be a long-lived sentiment. Inva- which he was about to do. He learned from various sion of the South is simply la mode, the fashion, the sources that the number killed in Fort Moultrie was excitement of the hour. Just as they ran mad after 39, but could not ascertain the number in the other Jenny Lind, the Japanese Tommy, Kossuth, Morus batteries. He is positive as to the shipment of a Multicaulis, Spirit Rappings, and every other new large number of coffins on board the steamboat on bubble, so they now unite in the great delirium of the nights mentioned, having seen them taken on civil war, and intoxicate their brains with thoughts board himself.-N. Y. Tribune, May 3. of blood and plunder. When all the individuals of a nation have been occupied from their birth with WASHINGTON, May 2.—Some two or three months ledgers and cash-books, dollars and cents, the hum- since, seven negroes, who had been slaves, effected drum existence of trade or traffic, a “sensation " be- an escape from their masters, and appeared at Fort comes a necessity to their mental constitution. No Pickens, then commanded by Lieutenant Slemmer. people on earth need temporary excitement like the That officer returned them to the rebel troops, by Yankees, are more eager to get it, or will pay more whom they were given up to their owners, by whom for it. Their newspapers, their books, their theatres, they were mercilessly punished for the attempt to their cities, furnish daily illustrations of their thirst gain their liberty. At the time of their surrender, after excitement. But it never lasts long. The taste Fort Pickens was greatly in need of men to defend is gratified, the want supplied, and Yankees become it, and down to this moment there has been no day Yankees again until the next season. Once used, when these negroes would not have been of great they never take up the cast-off fashion, and that use in the various labors about the fort. Just such which ran them mad with coarse and gregarious en laborers have since been carried thither at a great thusiasm, becomes in a few weeks mere_caput- expense to the Government. Their fidelity was mortuum, stale champagne, -old clothes. Kossuth guarantied by every circumstance, and was beyond coming, was greater than Washington ; Kossuth question. leaving, attracted no more attention than the dust- When General Jackson defended New Orleans, he cart on which all the filth of the newspaper offices pressed every thing that had any fighting quality was emptied. The whole city of New York, men, about it,—Barataria pirates, free negroes, whatever women, and children, the upper ten and the b'hoys, came to hand, into the service. assembled in one dense and shouting multitude, to One of the Secessionists is reported to have said, see an ugly, vulgar, money-loving Swedish opera that if Lieutenant Slemmer had not returned these woman land from a steamboat, to sing to them to the men, a nigger would not have been left in all that tune of half a million of dollars; but three months part of Florida."—N. Y. Evening Post, May 6. later she walked and travelled with as little notice as any other strong-minded woman and unprotected NOVEL CHARGE.—The Newberry Conservatist says: female. As with these trifles, so with mania of a “The secession of Virginia was hailed with great encharacter more serious. The North blazed with rage thusiasm at this place on Friday, by firing off the for war with England in 1812, with Mexico in 1846, cannon, charged with powder and tobacco. Hurrah and after a few weeks no more soldiers could be got- for the Old Dominion State."-Charleston Evening ten out of it for either. The tremendous outburst News, May 3. of ferocity that we witness in the Northern States, is simply the repetition of one of the most common REGIMENTS IN BUCKRAM."- A very funny article traits of their national character. It is the fashion appears under this title in the New Orleans Commerof the day, the humbug of the hour, and it will cease cial Bulletin. That paper pretends to have heard as suddenly as it has commenced. Like straw on the news from Massachusetts, but it evidently is still

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in the dark concerning the achievements of the men a Government for itself, the South, so far from ob of the Bay State in Maryland. We make a choice jecting, would have hailed it as an immeasurable extract:

blessing and relief. They would have said to the “Massachusetts, the telegraph so reports, is all North, “ If you want to go, go in peace, and Heaven alive with the war spirit. Her regiments, according speed you.” When we propose to go, however, it is to this authority, are pouring over the North in such all different. The North wishes to keep us, unwilling vast numbers, as to induce the idea that the descend and reluctant though we be, in a Union which we ants of the men who refused to go out of their own have repudiated, and to compel allegiance and tribute State to fight the battles of the Revolution, were from a people known to be galled and almost madreally a fighting race. But those who know these dened by the association.

Puritan fanatics will never believe that they intend There is no justice in this, no liberty, no humanity, to take the field against Southern men. They may no Christianity, no sense. It is the silliest and most muster into service to garrison posts comparatively ridiculous enterprise ever undertaken by a Governfree from attack, and when they can be sheltered ment professing to be founded on the consent of the within impregnable walls, but the hereafter will have governed. It is not only senseless, but wicked, little to tell of their deeds in the tented field, or the cruel, inhuman, and barbarous.-N. 0. Crescent, imminent deadly breach.'

May 4. “It has been wittily and very truthfully observed, in reference to Massachusetts' share in the Revolu- The members of the Eighth Massachusetts Regition, that she built the 'Bunker Hill Monument, and ment were put to various useful purposes in forcing went on the Pension List.' The history of the com- the passage through Maryland. It seems that the ing struggle will not be quite so brilliant even as Annapolis Railroad was for a time entirely managed that, for the achievement of her arms will win no by members of the Cushing Guard. Lieutenant monuments—except those that commemorate her Hodges, a machinist, after assisting to repair the slain."—Boston Transcript, May 2.

engine, was made superintendent of the road; Jo

seph Batchelder, son of Constable Batchelder, who A PRIVATE correspondent of The Independent, was formerly an employé on the Newburyport road, writing from Washington, gives the following inter- and is standard-bearer of the regiment, was made esting incident:

engineer; and private Joseph Jewett, who will be “A member of a Worcester company was intro- remembered as the lecturer on music, was employed duced to me as a man of pluck. He received orders as fireman. It is believed that he is admirably at 11+ o'clock on Monday night that his company adapted to firing up! The entire road was in the would move for Washington at 4, A. M. At 3 o'clock hands of men from that company. After the war, he called for the young lady to whom he was en- railroad corporations will know where to look for gaged, in a carriage, and they immediately drove to employés. a clergyman's and were married. At 4 o'clock he One exploit by members of the Newburyport com. left with his company. He is a handsome young fel. pany has not found its way into the papers. For two low, of whom his new wife may well be proud.”- days they had nothing to eat but poor pork and a Independent, May 2.

little hard bread. In their ranks are two butchers

from this city-Messrs. Merrill and Cilley. They took CHARLESTON, May 3.-A Northern paper informs a tramp into the pastures, and were shortly seen us that "there is hardly a house (in Philadelphia) driving an ox to a part of the railroad where the men from which the triune colors are not floating, and were at work. A sturdy blow upon the head brought woe betide the unfortunate householder whose colors the animal down; the body was strung up to a tree are wanting when called for."

and flayed, and in a little while the whole gang were When the Commonwealth of Rome was subverted, feasting from the best cut of beef-steak. The manthe people were compelled to worship the image of ner in which the men of the Eighth Regiment have the despots whom the brute force of the mercenary turned their hands to all kinds of employment, will soldiery had elevated to brief authority. So it seems render them famous throughout the world, and for the Black Republican mobs of the Northern cities all time. Some of them could even keep a hotel, compel the people to worship striped rags as evi- which every man cannot do.--Neuburyport (Mass.) dence of their obeisance to the Abolition despots Herald, May 4. who now desecrate the seats of power in the Federal city.

New York, May 1.-A party of Congressmen It is also stated, that "every window-shutter is who came up to-day from Annapolis to Perryville, tied with the inevitable red, white, and blue. Canary Md., on a Government steam-tug, bad un amusing cages are trimmed with the national colors, and dogs adventure. While on their trip, a suspicious-looking perambulate the streets wrapped in the star-spangled craft was discovered in the distance. There was a banner."

good revolving howitzer on board the tug, and it was “Oh, what a fall was there, my countrymen !" instantly got ready for action. Twenty-five marines The "star-spangled banner" has gone to the dogs. on board were drawn up, but their services were not “ Babylon the great has fallen, and is become the needed. A shot brought the craft to, when it turned habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit, out to be a schooner deeply laden with provisions. and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." - She was sailing under papers drawn up by General Charleston News, May 3.

Trimble, of Baltimore, who is the commander of the

secession troops in Baltimore. Undoubtedly the proThis attempt to put down the South by fire and visions were intended for the rebels in some part of the sword, is one of the most curious and incompre- the South. The name of the schooner was the hensible things that ever occurred in the history of Lioness. She was brought into Perryville, and her the world. If the case were reversed—if it were the Trimble papers taken from the captain. This GeneNorth which had seceded from the Union, and set up I ral Trimble will soon be taken care of by the Gor

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ernment. It is high time that he was tried for have recently resolved to abandon the contest. Then, treason.-N. Y. Evening Post, May 2.

in Heaven's name ! let us alone-keep the peace on

your side of the river, and we will give treason such ALBANY, N. Y., May 3.-The Northern spirit is a rebuke in Old Kentucky that it will never again illustrated by the following incidents :-A few days dare to raise its hideous head among us. since, a company from Ogdensburgh came without not turn our Governor out of office till his term exorders, the first knowledge of the existence of the pires, and he is the military commander-in-chief of company being their presence at Albany. They were the State ; but we can keep Kentucky in the Union inspected and mustered in. Next day, another com- --if you will let us. pany from the North

Woods came in the same way. “When a beardless boy, I left my father's home Next day, Frank Palmer's company, from Platts- in Kentucky, and marched, with thousands of brave burgh, telegraphed that they were coming, unless companions, to your frontiers, then invaded by hosforbidden. They arrived, 95 men, immediately after. tile civilized and savage foes. I do not boast of what Yesterday the newspapers gave notice of the Depey- I did, but truthful history will tell you that I poured ster company, Capt. Curtis, coming. It arrived to- out my blood freely on your soil, and for nearly day, giving the first notice of its existence to the fifty years I have been incapable of manual labor. Department. This evening, Capt. Bartlett's com- And is Kentucky to be rewarded now by having her pany, from Odgensburgh, came the same way. It soil invaded by the sons whose mothers we prowill be inspected and mustered here. Three hundred tected ? Is my house to be fired, over the heads of and eighty companies are required for the 30,000. my children and grandchildren, by the children of To-day there were 415 companies entered.-N. Y. those for whose sake I staked my life, and suffered Tribune, May 4.

innumerable hardships in 1812–’13? The answer is

with Ohio. AMONG the ordinances adopted by the Virginia “We have resisted official coercion in Kentucky; Convention, is the following:

let no power on earth tempt or drive you to bloody Be it ordered by the Convention of the Common- outrage now. wealth of Virginia, that the flag of this Common- “Very truly your old friend, wealth shall hereafter be made of bunting, which

“ LESLIE Coombs.” shall be a deep blue field with a circle of white in -N. Y. Evening Post, May 7. the centre, upon which shall be painted, or embroidered, to show on both sides alike, the coat of arms The Boston Traveller recites the following story, of the State, as described by the Convention of 1776 told by one of the New York Seventh Regiment: for one side of the seal of the State, to wit :

While in Maryland, I wandered off one day, and “Virtus, the genius of the Commonwealth, dressed came to a farm-house, where I saw a party of Rhode like an Amazon, resting on a spear with one hand, Island boys talking with a woman who was greatly and holding a sword in the other, and treading on frightened. They tried in vain to quiet her appreTyranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown hensions. They asked for food, and she cried, "Oh, fallen from his head, a broken chain in his left hand, take all I have, take every thing, but spare my sick and a scourge in his right. In the exergon, the word husband.' 'Oh,' said one of the men, we ain't • Virginia' over the head of Virtus ; and underneath, I going to hurt you ; we want something to eat.' But the words Sic Semper Tyrannis.'"_Boston Tran- | the woman persisted in being frightened in spite of script, May 8.

all efforts to reassure her, and hurried whatever food

she had on the table. When, however, she saw this It was, no doubt, the profound policy of Lincoln company stand about the table with bared heads, and and his faction to throw the operatives of the North a tall, gaunt man raise his hand and invoke God's out of employ, to secure the recruits for the army of blessing on the bounties spread before them, the poor coercion. Starvation produces a certain sort of woman broke down with a fit of sobbing and crying. valor, and a hungry belly may stimulate patriotism She had no longer any fears, but bade them wait, and to a kind of courage which, on a good feed, will risk in a few moments had made hot coffee in abundance. the encounter with a bullet. It appears that the She then emptied their canteens of the muddy water Lincoln recruits from Massachusetts, at Baltimore, they contained, and filled them with coffee. Her were in large proportion cobblers. The Revolution astonishment increased when they insisted upon payseems to have affected their craft more than any ing her."- National Intelligencer, May 9. other, according to some of the accounts; their vocation gave them admirable facilities in the fight, The first inquiry made by the Fire Zouaves on especially in running ; they used their footing expe- landing at Washington, was, with grave-faced earnestditiously, and took a free flight with their soles ness, "Can you tell us where Jeff. Davis is ? we're (souls)not one of them apparently being anxious, lookin' for him." “Yes," said another, “We're under the fire of Baltimore brickbats, to see his last. bound to hang his scalp in the White House before -Charleston Mercury, May 8.

we go back.” Another one, whose massive under

jaw and breadth of neck indicated him “some in a GENERAL LESLIE COOMBS, of Kentucky, writes to a plug muss,” remarked that they had expected to have friend in Cincinnati, under date of April 27, as arrived by the way of Baltimore. " We would have follows:

come through Baltimore like a dose of salts," he “We could not control the Governor and his co- added, with an air of disappointment. One of them conspirators, but we appealed to the people, and on beckoned a citizen, confidentially, to his side, and next Saturday we expect to elect John J. Crittenden, inquired, “ Is there any secession flags about here?” James Guthrie, and others, to a brotherly peace con- He was assured that secession bunting was an article ference-by a majority unparalleled heretofore in that did not prevail there. He nodded, and added, Kentucky. I shall not be surprised at fifty thou- “I only wanted to know.” sand. The destructionists, anticipating their fate, On coming down the Avenue, the Franklin Fire

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