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A STRANGE INCONSISTENCY.
"It's nil in my eye, sir. says Larry."
0, What a'strunge story is this!
A tearing poor. Lincoln to pieces
By such as "ilicnar and Cnsa."
A tearing the poor man to fl itters,
llocause in his Message of lute
lie shed not a tear for the "critters,"
f o piekle the poor soldier's fate.
Itwinse that he w-nt not to Congress,
With tears in both eyes, for to pray
Tor help for the n i iows uud orphans
Ol heioes iviu fell in the fray.
O, Mns-'s ! ut' T .h ! and Muthuselaf
Ci'i Judas is;ariol be dead t
Jjin.v' men can beg tears for the orphnns,
Who grtult' them a crest of bread! I
Vho would da n up onr fountains of pity,
.Tnd "d.im" nM their funds of relief,
And furnVi them naught for Ihetr hunger
but a sine of the l'rei lent'. grief !
A Touching Story.
A ESCAPED SbAVK "Til-liI-EMS II IS RELATIVES
erie of tetters wh'rli nrinc.tr in the London
iitnl Dniii Xcws (The Timet does not pub-
J i,h such l isnii i its,) tell a ton :iu ig st iry ut me
r.s-c u of a w d lit wo ii im t i l h sr two quadroon
children from sl.tV'-ry itiGuoig'u. Nine months
H!o, J. S.-iiii Martin, slave who had escaped
1'iMni his tii isti-r and became a minister in M iss
iirlni-vlts live years before, found hi way lo
K.i !an t. where he told the history of his sutler
iivrs, uud enlisted sympathy of the most snbstati- j
tial character to five his sister ,-tinl her children i
by tiiii'i-h ic. Tim subscriptions generously to li
ft deled by English people, who were unlike the j
riien of the Times, nnd neither worship the. Smith i
nor upheld s'avery, .tinou'ited to upwards of v'2
O00. With tiiis'suni tnrnrd into gold, Martin
returned to this country, mid tit once communi
cated with the rebel who o-.vned his sister and
This man's name is John Dorson Tie m a
clergyman in Columbus, G,i., and his 'unmarried
Hon hud seized upon Cirolinu (Mr. Martin's sis
ter.) us liis mistress. She bore him twochildren,
a boy and a girl b. th of whom are handsome
quadroons. The girl is no sixteen years uld
and the boy nine.
The Rev". Dorson agreed to accept t'2,000 "in
gold" for the " lot," and Mr Martin jo) fully
closed with this iilf r. The diffi u!ty was. how
ever, to get possession of the valuable bits of
property, in order to close the transaction, lint
this was finally got over by the ingenious and
i TV. ....... I., I, m f..eiil
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in eirneilients as lie is tenacious of the price ol i
flVsli. I le found two Kentucky slave dealers in
Columbus, where he lived, with whom he made
a bargain, for a certain percentage, for the trans
fer of Caroline and her childred to their new
owner. These fellow w hose names are G Hilt
and Ketthum, sent to Mr. Martin the following
business note :
" While in Columbus. Ga., th Rev. John
Dorson informed us that vou had made him an
i 1 ii - i l- i, i j :.. 1
idler for certain slaves in his pos-ession-inunel ,
Caroline and her children, a girl and a boy.
He further Mated that von h id the gol.J in pav
hi price id redemption. I'pou the strength of
hi recoiiimendatDii we bought the slaves. W
could ea-iiy realize for the girl who is about six
teen, almost a much .i we shall ak you lor all;
but, as we promised Mr. Dorson to let you
know that we hive them, we write to you to
redeem our promise."
The rest of the story is told hv Mr. Martin
hin. self, in a letter addressed to Mr. John Cur
wen, of 1'laUtow, (S-eretary ol the E'iglih
" Caroline Martin F.ind," ) who communicates it
f.r publication to the London papers. Mr.
M rt'n s.tv :
" My Very Dear Friand : I got back last
Friday from C.ncinn.iti, after a most successful
trip of eight days. I had w ritten to J. T. Martin.
E-q., bo w.is one of my earnest and most faith
fil friends, asking him to act as my agent in
buying my sister and her children, he had
promised "to take them into his employ, and he
very kindly consented to do so. I w rote to him.
also, should he gel to Cincinnati before tne, to
! over lo Coyinaton, place opposite tanein,
i.ati. on the K'lituekv hi le of the rn i-r, to whrr'"l
the traders brought my relatives, nnd get their
inn broty pes, so that 1 should in.t be the ited in
buying others than my sister and her children.
He did so, and w hen 1 got Ilium, fiiidinr by the
likenesses that those were the ones, lln ro was
nothing Kit ine to do but count him down two
thousand dollars in gold, mid lie went over to
Covin.ton and uiado ih.i puivha-e. The day bo
fore w hen he was over ho H ied to get them tor
less, but he found that it was impossilile te do so,
and so he was compelled to pay about ll'i for
them, lie was gone about timr hour the time
seemed an age to me. A thousand suspicions
ciept into my mind, and 1 was depressed tt'ilh
a thousand fears. But had I calculated the time
i: would t ike to nmke out the papers and get
rearly to send my sister to the boat, i need not
have lived an age of anxiety in lour hours.
When the boat was about three rods from the
ferry landing oil this side, Caroline recognized
me in the crowd, and came forward on the boat
and waved her handkerchief. 1 soon reeogniz-d
her and suppose 1 behaved myself rather child
ishly, judging from the description which my
friends g-ive me ol my actions and utterances.
In a fuw moments 111 ro my sister was in mv
arms. Oa ! it was a glorious meeting. Mi
first feeling of joy in gaining my freedom was
l ot half so ecUitiu. These feelings must be
made known to you by degrees, 1 should seem
looh-.li under the weight of tihss, and you would
"ct tired ol the infliction diJ 1 recall all those
feelings ut once to describe them to you. When
I had lime to converse, I was glad to learu from
h.r lh.it her lot as a slave had not been a very
hard one, though she had spent most of it in
dread and fear alio it the freedom ol her clt and
children. Still G d had sustained her with hnpe
when she ceased to hear from me. She was
looking but little oUler than when I saw her,
thoiigu somewhat careworn. 1 seud vou h-;r
photograph, w iih those of her children, which I
had copied here in Boston from the nmbrotypes
which were taken out there. 1 spent about six
hours wiih her, and the children, who had not
yet re I zed what they had gained.
They are now at D iwagiae, Mich., with Mr.
Martin, who will give my sister two dollars, or
about 8i. 41. per week. 11 will clothe Ada
and Charlie, for what Ada can do about tin
house between school hours, both ol the children
having the advantage of a free school in the place.
Hewa very much pleased with their personal
appearance, and from what he told me, 1 know
he lee Is very much interested in them, not only
on my account, but on their own. lie is the
treasurer of the State Convention of the Baptists
ol Michigan, and u man of great social uud po
Mr. Martin goes on to say that, he intends to
bring them to Boston as soon us he can make
proper arrangements for their support, und adds:
" My it jr brought homo some of llio oil from
my mother's grave, and a pieca of the rude
board that marks her resting place. Tlie board
is very much decayed, hut I shall cherish it with
a sacred atHclio i till 1 am permitted to stand
near it and hear tie; song ol the slaves e.iiauci
patiou sung as the jubilee of the race."
Copies of die portrait relerrel lo in Mr. Mar
tin's letter wvro forwarded to his friends in 12 ig
laud, accompanied by the bill of sale, which
transfers "oue muiatto slave worn m, named
Caroline, w.th dark straight, luir, dark eyes, five
feet live inches high, weighs one hundred and
thirty four pounds, a id is thirty lour years Id ;
also oiid slave girl, n imed Ada, q i i lr on, d irk
curly hair, h.z.d eyes, four feet eight inches
high, weighs one hundred and nine pounds, and
is sixteen years old ; also lie slave boy named
Churl, s, quadroon, four feet two inches hi h,
weighs cig ity lwo pounds is nine years old,
dark straight hair, and dark eyes," to J. Sclia
Martin, "tor his own proper use, benefit, and
The most s. eke ling part of this business is yet
to come, ltisc litaiued in the following canting
epistle from the liev. Dorson, addressed to Mr.
Martin, and. dated Colu nbus, Georgia, June 5.
" 1 received your letter, bearing date Boston.
April 9, but did not reply, because I saw no
way of responding to your proposal without
bringing ihem to St. Louis or intrusting t'.e
business to Ull ligcllt. 1 could Hot do the first
because such niadu en as you and Wendell Phil
bp had pluneed ihe counlrv into civil war, and
. .. r .
1 had i
no disposition to do tlie last. I do not
know whether you will receive this letter or not,
but should you, allow me lo remind you, that
there is auot lu-r debt w hieh you owe in tins direc
lion, w hich I think would be more in accord nice
with justice for on to pay than the oue you are
to pay to gel Caroline, und that is what you owe
your master from whom ym ran away. I learu
Ii oiii the papers that you are a preacher. 1 hope
you will take as ihe very first rule of your con.
duel the Apostle's injunction: 'owe no man
"Fioni the beginning I h ive folt mush reluc
tance in parting with Caroline, not only because
she has been a l.iilhful Servant, but I feared to
place her, or allow her lo be placed, where her
soul would be in d inger. The city Boston
fro, ii winch yoi writ', and I suj ; !i,iiv y ;i
live, has always been known as the den of social
iiioiisU-rs and abolition infidels ; and as I know
Caroline to be a Christian, I have f ared tail
God would hold me responsible l.r assisting to
plunge her into moral and social ruin. Miv God
save hel ! He alone can make her freedo ;i
blessing to her."
ll is uch a system nnd such mor th.tt the
subm ssiotiists would have im bow down befori !
The Londi n Sttei, pi.b ishi a 0 e eirrpoiir'
ence, has scathiui editor. al arm! -, based upon
the facts il sets f u-th. We give two ex'racts :
That reTerend gentleman, w are told, 'is
greatly respected in hi neighlxirhood ;' I In. t is,
ly hi fellow slave owners, and we can well be
lieve it. If his sermons are like his letters, hi
lunctioti must be to wrest nnd pervert the pr,n
cq.!.- of our holy r..gt ,nd make it the prop
and st iy of the greatest of social villainies. Such
a man must bi luvalu ihie in slave socictv. B it
tliiiu vivw lii. re.-tsiill U'hl he shimlil I'Vvutpr lii I
sophistications to Boston
" Knowing Caroline to be a Christion, he wants
to keep her in the slavery which h is delved her
w hich made her the mist'esanf his u tea ion
and fears that if he w ere to sell her into freedom
he should be responsible tor her moral uud social
ruin. We wonder wh it constitutes a woman's
ruin down South! However, the reverend geu
tlcman's scruples were not insurmountable, for,
at the siht of the gold, ho was ready to entrust
not only Caroline, but with her ' the slave girl
Ada, a quadroon with haiel eyes, aged sixteen,'
to the tender mercies ol two traveling specula
tive si ive dealers, who could have sold them thi
ll. -xt day to the Irgllest bidder,
"We have not brought forw ir 1 the cue of
this hardened and conscience emed old clergyman
for its singularity ; tor all who know southern
lieruture or southern society, know that his
thoughts ami words are such as, under similar
cir.viiilstances, Would be heard v. herever slaves
iiave long been held. And we see from this case
how helpless the South is to rvf irm itself. Il'lhe
salt h is lost its savor, wherewith shall the mess
be seasoned? Popular religion must either re
form the devotee, or become itself corrupt and
corrupting. We see what has happened here."
We clip the following excellent piece of advice
from the Batuu Iivcsdgulor, an Infidel paper
published in Boston, Mass.:
" We ask men in the mime of reason, to pause
and reflect, before another oath is sullered to
escape- their lips, llow much time, have you
wasted in uttering these expressions? Ilow
many golden moments have passed away, leav
ing so many less behind Ihem tor you to enjov ;
while you have been uttering these words, which,
even lo you, have been worse than useless?
Could y u but see those broken fragments of
time all collected into one continued period ; and
while gazing upon it, ivll at on the good you
in ght have done in the same time the useful
instrue io' you tnihl have conveyed to the igno
runt and to those w ho tire out ot the way the
improvements you might have made in arts and
sciences the valuable articles you might have
written and transmitted to posterity the genera'
good lh.it might have been conferred on the
world in luture generations, by a proper use ol
your time and abilities; would ou not be in
dit eed to ' bridle your totig'ics nnd set a double
guard on your lips ?''
Or would you repel the above snggc-tions by
saying, ' I am but a youth, as "il "were, and con
sequeutly have not wasted many moments in
that manner," nnd ihus seek to escape, the force
of these remarks.
If you are young, then wo urge tl.e above
considerations wiih the greater warmth and tinx
iety upon you. You have cither long life b. fore
you, and of course many days of usefulness to
prepare for; or death and the grave near. Il
long lite is before yon, then it is important that
you bestow your lime and talents to ihe best
advantage, for yourself nnd those around you ;
and if a premature death awaits you, it is ot
vast importance that you regulate your life and
habits, in such a manner as to lead you down
to the grave in peace."
The Influence of Woman.
Deprived of an prpial voice in the government
and councils of nations, and ot the chances to re
veal physical power and heroism on the battle
field, woman has exercised but a partial iulluence
over the fate of mankind. I i savage, barbarous
and semi civilized epochs, she has .-.earecly been
more than a creature to bring f n th progeny, and
bear the burthen of the world. Drudging lid
bow ed dow n in the wigwam of the savage fo
lowing thetraii of armies, to kindle the camp fire
and prepare the food (or the warrior tilling the
Ii 'Ids of her less civilized task master, and, o(
Christianized (?) America ministering from the
aiiee-tnurts lo the passions of man. What has
woman been but n trampled flower, still be.uni
lid even in ruin, plucked and cast aside as soon
as its odor has pro iuced satiety.
Woman is inferior to man only in physical
power. In all the line, heroic sentiments, she is
hi equal if not hi superior, and general ions, in
w hatever sge of light, take their hue and shape
from the impress of of her power. If she be
trampled upon and debased, so will her children
if she be exalted, her children will follow her
in whatever condition her ori'.'nial nature has
never been fully obscured. Gleams of the he
roie and heavenly have shot out from the dark
ness Spartan and Roman mother h ive answer
ed for tin ir si x and evelithii w ilderness has not
wanted noble specimens of the true woman,
among the savage of her race. Givo woman the
(dace of companionship which G d give her, and
the scales of our civilization will never droop ou
the side of humanity.
A newly imported o'd Weleh'nan out in Wis
co isin, was persuaded to go to churh one Sun
day. As soon as the minister, who had a long
beard, beg-in his first prayer, ihe old man wa
seen to weep. He also shed tear during hi
second prayer ; and at the benediction, th old
fellow i s i b uliered out. Oil leaving church,
one of lie- deui ou s lid to him ;
"Frieid GrlTi h, you seemed to be much sf-
T-cted wi'h the iiiiniser s prayer to day !
"Veil, no, tii.lt y. ,n pu mistaken;! no under
stand vol he say much,"
"Why, tJHii, del yoii shed tear?"
"Oh, dear sir, it's because ven he puts up
his face to bnv, ha made me (ink of one bt-auti
ful gont I u-ed to h ive in de old gundree; slid
,du poor rr -mure died and was wor'h dree guin
fy. rv,'x heir, orvi w,,n tink of her." i
Tli! Work lor the Winter.
The Government of the Fniled States lias at
its control now ut least 8l0,000 troops lit for
duty, and with abundant resources to subsist,
clothe and arm them. It has besides, a navy
consisting of ;;.") ') vessels of all sort., including a
powerful 11 ;et of ironclads and gunboats, manned
by from 40,000 to (10,01)0 officers and sailors.
Tuis immense power Ii is been evoked, with the
free consent ot the people of twenty live States,
to cru-h out an tnijiiotili.ildo rebellion in nine
States that e aim to have seceded, and aim to
set up a new government based u stolen prop,
erty, the "right" of secession, und practical tick
now Icdgemeiit of the divinity of slavery. The
preservation of the Union entire is the object d
the war ng dust rebel I ii n, and the destruction of
slavery one of its means and incidents. The
people look to see this obj.ct viriually accomp
lished within the next six or eight months. With
such immense power and resources, and with the
right ontiiely on its side, the Government ought
lo succeed in the time named, and w ill if its
Generals have genius equal to their task. The
prospects and plans for the w inter promise wo I.
The rebuts, driven back from their brave and
desperate dash along the line of the free Stales,
expelled from Missouri, Kentucky and a good
portion of Tennessee, shut up in Texas, powerless
in .Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, (or any
operations of magnitude, compelled to concen
trate their energies again iiroiind their capital in
Virginia, beleagured on all their coast by a rigo
rous blocade, their principal ports in possession
of the Unionists, no hope of loreign intervention,
supplies of tood and clothing growing scarcer,
and the emancipation proclamation stirring up
enemies and elements of weakness in tha very
heart of their territory must give way before
the mighty energy that is bearing upon them
with more and more oppressiveness from the
long despised und haled North. The winter's
work to end the rebellion is bri fly : the capture
of Uielunoiid and destruction of the army that
defends it; ihe occupation of Charleston, S.ivau
uah and Mobile ; the reduction ot Vicksburg, and
full occupation of the Al ississippi ; the reclama
tion of Texas. There is almost an absolute cer
tuinty that all of these jobs except the first will
be thoroughly done. As to the Virginian job
I hat depends us much o:i good generalship as any
thing else, and we can only hope there w ill be no
fital lack of that. The auguries are favorable,
Burnsido appears to be, crowding upon the enemy
as if in pursuance of a plan that gives him the
advantage. A battle appears to be impend lig;
and w hile we look with confidence for success in
every other quarter, ihe iuiuimc usity of the in
f crest n t stake in this awaken feelings of painful
suspense. Muryseille Ajipcal.
Tin. Four classes of tin find their way into
our market. These are denominated Banctt,
Strais, JUiiglixh, and Sjianinh.
The first, ' Banca tin," i.' !he best, nnd is the
principal sort w hich we employ. It , is always
sold for about two and thrcs cents more per
pound than any other, because it is a reliable ar
tical, nnd its ipialiiy cm be taken upon trust
"Si raits tin'Menves its name fr.ini vi sscls which
trade with ports in the Indian Archipeh go, and
pass through the straits of Malacca. They col
lect this metal at Singapore, at Borneo, and oth
er places; and, although some of the pigs are as
good as those of Buucii, on the w hole it is not so
reliable, but ranks next in value.
"English tin" is obtained in Cornwall, where
the most productive mines of this metal in the
world lire located. The best qualities of English
tin, it is sdd, never reach our markets; the
"refined English," w hich is esteemed as good as
Banca, and sells for the same price in Loudon,
is nil kept for British manufiicturii g purposes,
'he demand for it being greater than the supply.
Our "Spanish tin" co s from Mexico nnd
South America. Its quality is poor, owing to
the slovenly method employed to smelt the ore.
It could be refined to eipi il any other; but, as
it is, the pigs of il sold in our inaiket are very
Am Eioiitv Dollah Bkkakfast. At TifTin,
Ohio, ou the 15'h ult., the elephant Ham ibal,
belonging to Van Aniburg'.s menagerie, treated
himself to a repast w hich cost over ((80. A can
dy peddler had stocked his wagon with a supply
of delicacies and had gone to the hotel stable (or
his h -rse, when II in liha' broke loose frr.ni his
fi 'e ii.'s, s ii isli ; I ih w g ni (o fi nd rt, and
' g ib de I ' do vii i i a lew m ne its six thous ind
ging Thread i-akes, seventy pound of assorted
candy, and forty pounds of "French kisses."
Tub Pur.siDKNT a Tax Paykr President Lin
colon, although spccialy exempted by law from
having his salary taxed under the Revenue Act,
ha ordered the same ih-duelioii to be made us if
a tax were imposed. By this voluntary n -t the
President pays a tax of $1,23') 'cr year out of
A Fabi.R with a Moual. Once npoi a time
a Southern preacher said to Ids slave, "Peter,
how did you like mv sermon this morning." "Ah,
nma, berry much! You look jc like a lion."
"Lion, Peter T Why, you never saw n lion."
"Oil yes, massa, I seed him. Tom ride him
down to water, by here, ebery day" "Why,
Pi ter, that i a j ick-ass, ami not a lion." " Well,
mas-s, can't help it. Dat'sjestde w.y you look.
A'. 1. Independent.
Is Yankee language what a great improvement
On "a stampede' is it "strategic movement,"
A movement, pell-mell, to the rightabout;
In simple Elig'ish, w hat wo cull a rout.
A child of sit years falling slerp at church
luring it long Su iday evening discourse, waking
before its conclusion, innocently asked: Jlother.l
i. this Sundav nicht or i it next Sunday nicht '"
What Thkv Think or it in; Ei'kopk. The
Paris correspondent of the New York Comnier
cial Advertiser writes in his letter
"From the public wo hear expressions ol stir,
prise and admiration at the power displayed by
the people of the United States, and at the mag
niliceiit spectacle ollered in the late levy of 000,.
000 men. No nation in Europe could carry on
so exhausting a war as that now raging in the
United States for a longer period than from thrcs
to six months, without either making peace or
falling into a state ot anarchy. This war has
been going on eighteen mouths, nnd now Euro
pea us, to their utter confusion, sec at Washing
ton, a man in n plain black coat, without any ot
the surroundrfigs ol power, without any parap
hernalia whiuh, to Ihem, represents authority
and prestige, telling the tuition that he wants
000,000 moil, w ho spring to arms at his call.
These men, moreover, are in a great purl educa
ted men, and do not follow their choice in en
gaging in the buisncss of war; still further, they
arc lighting for a political principle, and Hot
specially lor their firesides. A d while the na
tion is thus engaged it is sending more bread to
E trope than ever before.
"All these things are thus a wonder to Europe
because they are contrary to all the experiences
of the past. To England in particular our pros,
pcrotis finances are a daily astonishment, while
our military resources are a special wonder of
the continental people. The tiict is, that lust
levy ol 000,000 men, even if it stood alone,
would be reason enough to settle the question of
loreign intervention. It has set very many po
litical philosophers to thinking."
English Sk.ntimicnt. A private letter from
an American gentleman in London, received ill
this city, (Boston) speaks of n strong reaction
in British sentiment toward this country. The
writer says :
"Thank God, the people here begin to open
llicir eyes and discover the vile deception that
has been so long practiced upon them, and at
meeting the other day near Birmingham, tihi
resolution to recognize the South was completely
scouted, and a resolution passed to the cll'ect thut
the distress in this country was caused soley by
the people of the South taking up amies nnd re
belling against thn Government of the United
States a hundred to otic majority, and immense
IXKIDULITY THS CaUSB OF TUB War. Th
Boston Investigator, irrepressibly heretical, but
spicy, is responsible for the following :
Tim New York Observer says it is a mistake
that the S nithjs responsible for this war. It is
merely an instrument in the h ind of God, who is
''chastising us for our infidelity." This reminds
us of the exclamation of a Jew, who, traveling in
tho Great Desert and being entirely destitute of
provisions, was at last overpcrsuaded by n Gen
tile companion to taste of some pork. No sooner
had he put it in hi mouth, than A cloud of sand
betokened the dreadful simoon. The hot blast
swept everything before it. men uud eamels
upon w hich the Jew snatched the pork from his
month ami exclaimed : "Juriisulem ,' what a fust
about a little piece of pork "
Anoer, like ihe desolating blast of Sahara
sweeps ruthlessly over the soil, blighting the
beautiful flowers ot love and hope that blossom
in celestial loveliness there destroying the
moral nature, unmanning the man and trans
finning the "image of his God" into a terrible
Tiik Unitarian preacher of Fitchburg Mass.,
not long since prayed for the relvels in this style :,
"O God ! we pray thee to bless the rebels. Bless
their hearts w ith sineer repentance. Bless their
armies with defeat. Bles their social condition
Niout. "Why is it!"s.lid Ilermione, "that
by night only is our memory aroused, but also,
our hopes and our collage ?" "Ilermione" answer,
ed I, "at night the world to come draws nearer
to the solitary breast, unfold itself before us,
a the beauties fo our enrth tire veiled in darkness,,
but the jewe s of the mind still radiate; wears
like that wondrous flower which blooms by
night in the old world, because it is then day in
the new world which is its hour."
Ir you are too fa, nnd would like to full off,
mount a vicious horse.
Satan is a subtle individual, but the army
trader is a sutler.
Ir the rebels get hungry, let tbem est the
mutton of their water rams.
When the rebel fight, they soon get out of
wind. When they talk, their wind is exhuusti
ble. Wnr is it Impossible for n person who lisps
to believe in the existence of young ladies? lis
takes every Miss for it Myth.
A medical journal tells of a man who lived fivs
years with a bull in his head. We have known
ladies to live twice as long with nothing but balls
in their head.
It is said th.tt In some parts of Mississippi the
poor rebels have to subsist on bran. Let them
be sure to get it fresh, and then every meal will
be "bran new."
A tipsy loafer mistook a globe lamp with let
ters on it for the queen of night.
'I'm blessed," said he, "if somebody hsinl
stuck an advertisement on the moon."
TilK rebels have given up Kentucky, given up
Missouri, given up Arkansas, and have given up
Louisiana, and now Plenties thinks it is about
time for them to give up the ghofit.