uired by them — the man most ready, most willing to suffer as a sacrifice, if it would avail aught!
The press leveled its shafts at President Davis. One of the most rabid of the fire-eating journals in the South used this language, which is given as a sample:
Shall the cause fail because Mr. Davis is incompetent?
The people of the Confederacy must answer this plain question at once, or they are lost.
Tennessee, under Sidney Johnston, is likely to be lost.
Mr. Davis retains him. Van Dorn writes that Missouri must be abandoned unless the claimed of Price are recognized. Mr. Davis will not send in his nomination.
A change in the cabinet is demanded instantly, to restore public confidence.
Mr. Davis is motionless as a clod.
Buell's proclamation to the people of Nashville has disposed the young men, already dissatisfied with Johnston, to lay down their arms, and paved the way to the campaign of invasion in the Mississippi Valley. Mr. Davis remains as cold as ice. The people