l be no secession for long.
North will cut off supply of ice, Southerners will have none to make mint juleps; whole South in a state of Ancient Mariner, have to cave in, and there will be an end of this escapade.
Once more eagle will soar above prostrate body of defeated anarchy; lion will lie down with lamb; everything O. K.*
Talking of customs of country, I wish you would publish accompanying portrait of Col. Bronze, gentlemanly proprietor of Pavilion Hotel.
Also, portraits of Jim Snookenback, gentlemanly barkeeper, and Mr. Kelly, gentlemanly porter of hotel.
These little attentions quite usual, I assure you — custom of country.
Hope you will not allow yourself to be influenced by any absurd, preconceived prejudices against pulling; if so, it will seriously embarrass private arrangements of Yours, Gorilla. [We have received 1,376 applications from gentlemen residing in America, each applicant offering to become our war correspondent. We will see about it; but at the same