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to draft, mark me, the result will be such as to make him and everybody else wonder why the thing was so long delayed." The man who said all this seemed to be honest; he certainly was intelligent, and, so far as I can as certain, from a pretty tree intercourse with the people, I am constrained to say that his judgment is entirely in accord with theirs. The Governor ought to see these things in their right light. The fifteen or twenty self-appointed "committees," which interpose their "Toms," "Dicks," and "Harris," between the recruits and the "bounty," must all be brushed away, and everything must be made to stand on its own bottom. The meeting to organize the much-talked-of "Merchants' Brigade," in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, turned out a failure. Only half a dozen people were present, exclusive of the newspaper reporters. The Chairman said he thought the merchants must all be out of town, and an adjournment was accordingly ordered until such times as it