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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNEK.
Oh ! say, can yon see bv tho dawn's early light,
What so proudlv we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through tho peril
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming
Amid the rocket's red glare, the homo's bursting m the air,
Gave proof through the uight that our Hag was still there?
Oh ! say, does thut star spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the laud of the free, and the home ot the brave ?
On the shore dimly seen, thro' the mist of the deep,
Where the foe's haughtv host iu dreud silence reposes,
What is that which the 'breeze, o'er the towering steep,
' As it titfully blows, half conceals, half discloses.
'ow it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
Its full glory reflected now shines on the stream?
"Tib the star spangled banner ! oh, long may it wave
O'er the laud of the free, and tho home of the brave !
And where is the band who so Tauntingly swore,
'Mid the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country they'd leave us no more '
Their blood has washed out their foul footstep s pollution '.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave.
And the star spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the laud of the free, and the home of the brave !
Oh I thus he it ever when freemen shall stand,
lletween their lov'd homo and war's desolation,
Hlctt wilh viet'ry and peace, may the heaven rescued band
I'ruise the power that has niado and preserved us auution !
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just !
And this be our motto, 44 In Cod is our trust."
And the star spangled banner iu triumph shall wave
O'er the land of tlio free and the home of the bravo !
Chips aud Porridge by the Spoouful.
AH diseases speak to us solemnly and elo-
tjucntly, except tho dumb ague.
The rebel troops generally are not sound on
the bayonet question. They won't come to the
When you see a drunken rebel black with
mud, you may conclude that ho has dyed iu the
Tho Confederate coat-tails at this time belong
to tho order of tho " Straight outs."
Tho rebel generals are groat in strategy, but
in learning their strategic movements, they must
have gone to school to a crab.
Tho rebels likened the Monitor to a cheese
box. It proved itself, however, to bo more like
some cheese strong and mitey. As might be
supposed, therefore, its modo of warfare is an
If some politicians were burned, they might
possibly rise, like the Phusnix, from their own
ashes ; at any rate, it would do no harm to try
" Dost thou clean my furniture, fair handmaid
en 1" asked N., of tho pretty servant who was
" I dust," replied the hand maiden.
A giddy student having got his skull tracturcd,
was told by the doctor that the brain was visi
ble ; on which ho remarked, ' Do write and tell
lather, lor he always said I had none."
An Irishman on going with a friend to dino at
the house of an acquaintance, on a muddy day,
in order to save time, said, " scrape for me while
I knock for both of us."
Young America must be a very pious young
fallow ; ho makes every day a fast day.
The only blusterer frcm whom tho brave man
will take a blow, is the wind.
Why are fixed stars like wicked old men t Bo
cause they scintillate (sin till late.)
Probably the reason why so little was written
in the Dark Ages, was that people couldn't sec
There is a Gealic proverb " If tho best man's
faults were written on his forehead, it would
rnake him pull his hat over his eyes."
M Mr. D , if you get my coat done by next
Saturday, I shall be lorever indebted to you."j
It won't be done, upon such terms," said the
Every portion of the hog is put in use now in
Cincinnati. They have finally succeeded in turn
ing the squeal to account by using it in operas.
The rebels like to fight on the tops of hills and
mountains, for then they can easily slope.
Let our soldiers, if they would hit our ene
mies in the weakest part, shoot at their knees.
Everything is dear in the rebel Confederacy
except the rebels themselves ; they feel mighty
Commodore Foote has made his ten strike.
Prentice .ays there is not a braver soul on earth
than the soul of our Foote.
There comes up a fierce hissing from the South
like the hisses of myriads of adders. It is not
strange that the Union victories falling like
Niagara of cold water upon a million of hot and
blazing fire eaters, should produce a terrible hiss
I say, Sambo, can you answer this conundrum :
Spose I give you a bottle of whisky corked, shut
wid a cork, how would you get the whisky out
without pullin' de cork or breakin' do bottle 1
" Why, push de cork in, stupid niggah."
An Irishman attendiug a Quaker meeting heard
a young Friend make the following announce
ment : " Brethren and sisters, I am going to mar
ry a daughter of the Lord."
" Oeh, 'n yo are, faith and bejabers, and it'll
be a long time before ye'll see yer father-in-law,"
An Ecmpsk. Tho Confederate Almanac for
1802, published by Rev. Dr. Summers, at tho
Southern Methodist Publishing House, announces
" an eclipse of tho sun, visible over tho Confed
erato States !"
Heading which, the Philadelphia Express ex
claims : " And now, oh ! gifted prognosticator of
celestial mysteries, vouchsafe to announce that
there will be a total eclipse of the Confederate
States shortly, visiblo all over, creation."
A correspondent of tho Philadelphia Enquirer
relates that a skull was found iu tho late camp
of a Mississippi regiment at Manassas, upon
which were curved the words, " All that is left
ot a 1 ire Zouave.
Jeff Davis has been threatening to " take the
field," for a good while. It appears, however,
that McClellau has been permitted to take the
field, while Jen Davis " took the road."
Though the rebels are said to be poor, they are
ui luck, lhey have not succcoded in getting an
advance upon their cotton, but almost every day
they are favored with important advances upon
their towns and cities.
" May I be married, ma 1" said a lovely girl
of fifteen to her mother the other morning.
" Married," exclaimed tho astonished matron,
" what put such an idea into your head 1" " Lit
tle Emma has never seen a wedding, and I'd like
to amuse tho child," replied the obliging sister,
with fascinating simplicity.
It seems singular that the fierce flame in the
bosoms of some of our charming rebel women
does not sot their cotton on fire.
Prentice says, " It is thought a dangerous
thing to board a man-of war ; but we have known
fifty sailors, each a man of war, boarded by a
simile landlord but he was a host."
" Miss Julia, allow mo to closo thoso blinds ;
tho glare of tho sun must be oppressive."
" You are very kind, sir, but 1 would rather
have a little son than no heir at all."
An Inch rope for a halter and a wire for a nose
piece, will make a mule as docile as a lamb.
The very article that Uncle Sam is about try
ing on some of his incorrigible children down
Caleb Whitford, ot punning notoriety, once
observed a young lady earnestly at work knot
ting fringe for a prtticoat, asked her what she
" Knotting, sir," replied she. " Pray, Mr.
Whitford, can you knot 1"
" I can-not, uiadame," answered he.
A man who had a cause in court said, " that if
ho lost in the common pleas, ho would appeal to
the supreme court, and from thence to heaven."
"And there," replied tho gentleman, "you
will be sure to lose, for you will not be present
to answer for yourself, and no attorney is ever
A music teacher once wrote that " the art of
playing tho violin required tho nicest perception
and tho most sensibility of any art in the known
world." Upon which an editor comments in the
following manner : " The art of publishing a
country newspaper, and making it pay, and at
tne same time have it pleaso everybody, beats
the art of fiddling higher than a kite."
It was wittily, but somewhat ungallantly, said
that a woman is the very reverse of her mirror,
the one reflects without talking, the other talks
A western editor wishes to know whether the
law recently enacted against tho carrying of
deadly weapons, applied to doctors, who carry
pills in their pockets ?
A military officer, one day, while reviewing
his company, happened to be thrown from his
horse, and as he lay sprawling on the ground,
said to a friend who ran to his assistance, " I
thnurrht. I hnrl Imnrnvprl in hnrftpmnnshin Vint. I
find I have fallen off."
" Mrs. Jenkius ," said a little red headed girl,
with a pug nose and bare feet, " mother says
you will obligo her by lending her a stick of fire
wood Idling this cruet with vinegar putting a
little soft soap in this pan and pleaso don't let
your turkey gobblers roost on our fence."
Lord Campbell said he himself heard a Judge
at Stafford thus sentence a prisoner to death lor
forgery : " And 1 trust, through the merits and
mediation of our blessed Redeemer, you may
experience that mercy in another world which a
due regard to the credit of paper currency of tho
country forbids you to hopo for here."
Curran said to Father O'Leary " Reverend
Father, I wish you were St. Peter."
" Why," asked the priest.
" Because, then, having the keys of heaven,
you'd let me in."
" I bad better have the keys of another place,
and then I could let you out."
" My dear boy," said a kind-hearted country
school mistress to an unusually promising schol
ar, whose quarter was about up, "docs your
father design that you should tread the intricate
and thorny path of the professions, the straight
and narrow way of the ministry, or revel amid
the flowry field of literature? "No, marm,"
replied the juvenile prodigy, " daddy says he's
goin' to set me fo work in the tater pitch." I
EUGENE CITY, OREGON,
Sydney Smith writes of a Miss Markham :
" In carving a partridge, I splashed her with gra
vy from head to foot ; and though 1 saw three
distinct brown rills of animal juice trickling
dow n her cheek, the had the complaisance to
swear that not a drop had reached her. Such
circumstances are the triumphs of civilized life."
The Second Illinois cavtlry are pnblishing a
paper at Columbus, Ky. , At its head it has for
a motto :
In Dixie's Land we'll take our stand
And live aud thrive in Dixie.
Old Abe has sometimes a dry way of putting
the question. Par example A clergyman re
cently gave the President his views of conduct
ing the war, and after talking five miuutes, drew
up to hear what tho President had to say. " Per
haps you had better try to run the machine a
week," quietly remarked Old Abo. Another
gentleman after pouring out the vials of his wrath
upon a Government officer, was surprised to hear
tho President quietly remark : " Now you're
just the man I have been looking for ; I want
you to give me your advice and tell me, if you
were in my place, and heard all you've beeu tell
ing, and didn't believe a word ot it, what would
you do V It was a poser.
Tho S. F. Journal says that " recent occurren
ces at Yorktown prove that the secessionists still
keep the run of rebellion. They will soon get
tho hang of it, if they keep on their present
course." Tho Journal probably means that the
rebels are about to suspend. We have always
contended that the fellows would get into a place
where they couldn't " tetch bottom." They
have about reached tho end of t-eir rope, and
the " noose" of their exit will be hailed with joy
by all loyal citizens. Red Bluff Independent.
Tub Ironsides. The New York Tribune of
May 4th, has tho following in regard to this ves
Wednesday next, May 7th, is tho day fixed
for the launch of the Ironsides, at the yard of
Cramp & Son, Philadelphia. Circumstances,
may, however, delay tho event till a few days
later. The first " streak" or band of iron plat
ing is now laid on, and the second one started.
Tliesestreaksare twenty-eight inches broad. They
commence four feet below the water line. On
the bows and stern the plating will be three
streaks or seven feet broad. These are laid on
at the rate of one in fourteen days. The launch
however, will not be delayed for this. The ram
consists of a continuation ot the two lowest
streaks, meeting from the two sides of tho bow,
bolted together and projecting beyond it four
feet ten inches, lhe dimensions are thus : night,
50 inches ; thicknes, S) inches ; length, 4:10 inch
es. There are three hundred and sixty men now
engaged upon her. This vessel, when launched,
will be tho largest aimed Government vessel
afloat. She has a larger tonnage than the ship-
of-the-lme Pennsylvania, fehe will draw fifteen
feet of water, with ten days fuel and her full ar
mament on board. Her beam is much greater
than the usual proportion iu war vessels, While
having the capability of a sea going vessel, sho
is more especially adapted for coast and harbor
defense. One half of the iron plating is being
manufactured in JJnstoI, Pa., and the other halt
in Pittsburg. The aggregate weight of the plates
will be seven hundred and fifty tons.
A Mbrk Tkifls. Captain Rodman, having
successfully cast a 20 inch gun, and tho test
showing it to be safe and strong as smaller can
non, is now at work on a pocket piece for the
President, the ball of which is to weigh 3,000
pounds, to have a range of six or seven miles,
of two feet and a half diameter, while the gun
itself will weigh somewhere in the neighborhood
of 200 tons. It is supposed if the Warrior or
any other English ship should be struck by one
of the pills from this little joker, it would be
difficult for the future historian to tell the precise
spot where the English vessel was last seen, or
at precisely what instant she disappeared from
mortal view. Captain Rodman is now mushing
six 15 inch toys for the now Monitors, three or
four 20 inch playthings, besides Old Abe's pock
et piece, the 30 inch joker. The story that a
guard is set over this gun every night to keep it
from being picked up and carried off by some
thief, is pronounced a canard. JY. V. lnbune.
Confiscation. The Government is now en
forcing a law confiscating rebel property, and
strange to say, there are individuals claiming to
be Union men, who desire loyal men to repudi
ate that doctrine. Why, the next move will bo
to desire us to repudiate tho idea of couliscating
the life of a traitor in fighting. Unconditional
support of the Government will prevail, and
political demagoges canuuot avert it. The loyal
men are taxed to pay the expenses, their lives
and property subject to destruction by rebels,
and must we, forsooth, protect theirs. No ! the
time is past ; the rebels are foreign to us, until
they acknowledge the supremacy of the Gov
ernment. Yreka Journal.
A piiresolooist stopped at a rustic farmhouse
the proprietor of which was busily engaged in
" Sir, I am a phrenoligist. Would you like
me to examine the heads of your children, I will
do it cheap 1"
M Wal, said the farmer, pausing between the
strokes, " I rather guess they don't need it. The
old woman combs them with a fine tooth comb
onco a week."
The Richmond Examiner says this is " a guilty
war on the part of the United States." " Then
let us proxecule it," replies a New York exchange
Th Richmond Examiner states that tho war
has already cost Virginia some 10,000,000, and
considers the price a heavy one for making itself
the "chopping block of tho North and South
and cock-pit of contending nations the Fland
ers of America."
JUNE 21, 18G2.
Corinth, June 5. Geiu Halleck moved his
headquarters to this point to-day. Tho enemy
are reported to be 80,000 strong between Baldwin
and Okalona. At last accounts Pope's advance
was this side of Twenty Mile creek. Tho en
emy's rear guard was on the other side, still
Washington, June 01. Advices from a roliable
source icport floods in tho upper Potomac and
the Rappahannock, and say that bridges have
been carried away. The loss of theso bridges
is considered serious.
New York, June 0 Tho Key West correspon
dent of tho Express says the frigate Potomac
has arrived from Vera Cruz with information of
tho complete defeat ot the French, and their re
treat to Vera Cruz.
Washington, June 6. Minister Morris has
notified the State Department that tho Turkish
Government has issued au order refusing Confed
erate privateers admission to any of tho ports
of the Ottoman Empire, in accordance with tho
treaty of Paris signed in 1850.
Builiilo, June 0. It is stated that the Hun
dredth New York Regiment was mostly cut to
pieces and captured iu tho battle before Rich
mond. Chicago, June G. The Federal flotilla has
passed Fort Randolph, en route for Memphis.
Fort Wright has beeu occupied by tho Federal
St. Louis, June C. By order of Gen. Halleck
tho State of Missouri, except tho counties ot Pe
nobscott, New Madrid and Mississippi, will con
stitute tho Military Department of Missouri,
under command of Gen. Scofield.
Rolla, Mo., J une 5. Col. White Sawsolling,
of the rebel army, and James Massey, Secretary
of State under Claib Jackson, togothcr with about
twenty ordinary rebels, were captured at Cash
ville a few days since
Advices from Gen Curtis' army in Arkansas
say that scouting parties in tho vicinity of Little
Rock have been vory successful lately in break
ing up rebel camps and running down guerrillas.
Major Bowen, commanding a detachment of
the ihird Iowa cavalry, on luesday fell upon a
rebel camp, fifty miles West of Batesville, scat
tering the rebels in all directions, and capturing
much camp equipage, many prisoners and a large
number ot horses.
Cairo, June 0. A steamer has just arrived
from the flotilla bringing news of the evacuation
ot Fort Wright and its occupation by the Fedo
rals. From a person who viaitod the Fort we
learn tnat there are still twelve guns there a
numbor of them being spiked. The buildings,
filled with commissary stores, were burned; also
the cotton of which the breastworks of the fort
were constructed. Tho gun carriages, barracks,
and every article of uso were committed to the
flames. One large mortar, recently brought
from the South, is bursted also another ten inch
There is no evidence of tho presence of the
enemy at Fulton works. Tho enemy kept up a
heavy firing on Wednesday night for tho purpose
of covering their retreat. After leaving the
fort the enemy destroyed a fino pontoon bridge
across Hatchee river, which was constructed some
We have reports that the gunboats are steam
ing down the river. No determined resistance
is expected at any point below, If none is en
countered, tho flotilla has by this time arrived at
Chicago, June 0. Lists of the killed and
wounded in tho valley of the Chickahominv. have
not yet been published. It is stated that the
federals had six Colonels killed, two taken
prisoners, and six wounded. Four Lieutenant
Colonels, seven Majors, about thirty Captains
ana a large number ot Lieutenants wounded.
i'ront Royal, June 0. Captain Sanderson.
Chief Commissary, has taken possession of all
tho flour mills iu the valley, together with all the
grain and flour on hand. Safeguards have been
granted by the Commanding General to all lam-
Hies who request them, without respect to loyal
ty or disloyalty. Soldiers violating them do so
under penalty of being shot.
An official dispatch from Cairo to tho Secre
tary of tho Navy, received to-night, says : "The
dispatch boat reports tho occupation of Fort
Wright, by our troops;" and adds that most of
the flotilla had passed below Fort Randolph.
Mount Jackson, Va., June 6. Fremont's
headquarters are here. Further pursuit of
Jackson is impossible to-day, owing to tho sud
den riso of the Shenandoah. A pontoon bridgo
replacing the bridges burned by tho rebels, be
ing completed, part of .Fremont s forces crossed
the river this morning. Tho river rose twelve
feet in four hours to day, bringing down large
quantities of driftwood and heavy timber, which
parted the bridge in the middle. The material
was all saved. Mo accident occurred.
Washington, Juno 0. In tho Senate, Sumner
offered a resolution that tho President be reques
ted to cancel the letter of the Secretary of War
under which Governor bUnly assumes to act.
The resolution, which was laid over, was offered
in consequence of tho Governor course in sur
rendering fugitive slaves, contrary to tho mean
ing of the Act of Congress recently adopted,
and his course iu closing schools for the colored
Sumner also offered a resolution that such au
officer as military Governor is contrary to the
Constitution aud laws, and destructive of tho
spirit of our institutions. Laid over.
Sumner moved to take up tho resolution for
the expulsion of Senator Stark. Rejected 10
The Senate to-day confirmed the nomination
of Allen A. Bradford as Associato Justice of the
Supreme Court of Colorado, aud Kerby Bene
dict as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for
Philadelphia, June 7. Tho gunboat Bienville
arrived last night with three steamers in tow,
which she captured off Charleston while attemp
ting to run the blockade. They are all from
The President's revocation of Gen. Hunter's
proclamation was well received at Port Royal.
Gen. Hunter had organized a brigade of contra,
bands, and was about to assign them to building -fortification
A sharp engagement had occurred with the
rebel batteries at Stouo Inlet. The Union forces
were virtually investing Charleston.
Newark, N. J., J une 7. A correspondent of
the Advertiser, on tho steamer Augusta, off
Charleston, May 29th, says : The news here in
quite important. Our gunboats are now within
four miles of Charleston, by way of Stono Inlet.
We all expect the attack soon to commence
The attacking force will include both tho mili
tary and naval arms of the service, under Gen.
Hunter and Com. Dupont. It is believed that
tho attack will bo successful.
New York, Juno 7.-The Tribune says : wo learn
through a private channel, in which we confide,
that the Unionists of Texas will soon be heard
from. It is understood that tho arrangements
for restoring the State to tho Union have boon
quietly matured, and that ere this they have
thrown the old flag to the breeze under the lead
of Sam Houston.
Louisville, Juno 7. The Mobile jVeuv of tho
31st May contains strict orders from Beauregard
forbidding newspaper correspondents to cunio
within twenty -five miles of his lines; also, for
bidding officers and soldiers writing about army
matters in their private correspondence!
New York, June 7. A Fort Monroo corres
pondent learns from City Point that on the 5th
our war vessels in the James river had run tho
gauntlet of the batteries at Drury's Bluff, seven
miles below Richmond. It was rumored that
the Monitor had sunk tho rebel gunboats about
Kiehmond. It this be tho caso, tho Monitor is at
Rickctt's. A number of powerful gunboats have
gono up tho river within the past few days The
fleet before Richmond is now very formidable,
consisting of sixty vessels, armed with the best
Chicago, June 7. There is but little doubt
that our flotilla has, by this time, arrived before
Memphis. Olficlal dispatches received last hight
said that tho greater part of the fleet had passed
Fort Randolph. It is believed that between
there and Memphis tho fortifications are not of
such a character as to interpose any obstacles.
So confident are the river men of St. Louis that
the river is open, that boats are advertised to
leave there next Wednesday for Memphis, Vicks
burg and New Orleans.
Cairo, June 7. A dispatch from New Mad
rid, Missouri, says the steamer Platte Valley
had passed there en route for Cairo from Mem
phis direct. Tho city was indisputably in the
possession of our forces,
Washington, June 7. Messages received at
tho War Department at noon to day, from Mc
Clellan's headquarters, state that all was quiet in
Gen. Jo Johnson was seriously wounded in the
thigh by a minnie ball. G. W. Smith takes his
The rebel loss is estimated at ten thousand in
killed, wounded and missing. No material
change has occurred in the enemy's position,
It is concecded that our loss in killed and
wounded at tho battle of Fair Oaks was much
larger than was at first slated. It will probably
reach seven thousand,
St. Louis, June 7. Advices from Now Mex
ico state that the Texan rebels are in scattered
parties, and completely demoralized. They had
reached El Pusso, with the purpose of evacuating
the Territory, Tho remnant of tho Colorado
volunteers and the Third United States Cavalry,
were in tho vicinity of Fort Craig. Tho volun
teers are disbanded except Kit Carson's regiment.
Washington, June 7. Col. George S.Ripley,
who is at present commandant at New Orleans,
has, upon recommendation of General Butler,
been appointed Military Governor of Louisiana.
Washington, June 7. It appears that about a
hundred and seventy prizes have been taken by
our cruisers. Iu consequence of tho delay of
Government officers in condemning tho rebel
vessels and cargoes captured, it is yet impossible
to estimate the value of tho prizes, which must
be enormous. Some idea, however, may be
formed of tho total by tho singlo case of tho
Circassian, which arrived at New York a few
days since. This vessel and cargo are Valued at
a million and a half of dollars. Tho sailors of
the crew that captured her will probably receive
thirteen hundred dollars apiece. It is said there
are somo fifteen vessels equally valuable now
trying to run the blockade. It is stated that the
English speculators in arms have shipped 20,000
Enfield rifles lo Nssau, where they dispose of
them to rebel agents, who reship them with the
expectation of running tho blockade This is
the way England has been acting as a neutral
towards the United States in order to prevent
tho horrors of a civil war.
Washington, Juno 7. Specials to
York papers say : " Tho Tax Bill has
Senate so variously amended that the House will
hardly be able to recognize its own offspring.
It is currently reported that there is but
one member of the Cabinet opposed to the Pres
ident s policy of emancipation with compensa
Washington, June C Tho amendment to the
Tax Bill taxing slaves was rejected by tho Sen
ate to-day 17 to 28. The bill passed with
only one negative vcte.
Captain SchulU arrived yesterday from Eng
land with tho treaty for tho suppression of the
slave trade, signed by the Queen. Ratifications
having been exchanged, the treaty is now the