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qual to any of the war thus far. The enemy was four to one--his artillery at least five to one--his confidence high — his officers the best in the Yankee service. But one week before the battle, the Washington Star said, "we are in expectation of hearing that the disunion troops will all drop out of Leesburg and that vicinity, so soon as McClellan may advance any portion of his force a mile further than his present position. Any such advance on McClellan's part will make it necessary for Johnston to evacuate Leesburg in double-quick time." Well the advance was made--more than a mile in front was passed over from one portion of McClellan's position — and our troops did drop out of Leesburg. But it was such a drop as a panther makes when a deer comes under the tree in whose boughs he is crouching. It was a spring upon the enemy, altogether a different kind of dropping from any they had anticipated. We should be glad to know how the Star likes this kind of dropping. The
vil and military, that will be difficult to settle or get along with. If a thirst for office was an entering wedge to the dissolution of the old Government, how much more dangerous is a thirst for double office in the new Government. We are truly sorrow to see such things in the infancy of a Government promising so much good to the people who compose it. Prompt action of the Augusta banks. The Augusta (Ga.) Constitutionalist, of the 19th, contains the following item: W. B. Johnston, Esq., the Agent of the Confederate Government, was in our city yesterday, and called upon the banks to ask them to take a part of a $10,000,000 loan, for immediate use to pay off the volunteers — the Government being unable to get their Treasury notes ready in time. The banks in Charleston have taken $5,000,000 of the loan, and the banks here will take from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000--one bank having taken $500,000, and another $300,000 or $400,000. The others say they will take thei