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the first battle of Manassas, while Jackson's wound was being dressed, some one said "Here come's the President." He threw aside the surgeons, rose suddenly to his feet, and whirling his old cap around his head, cried, with the fire of battle in his eye, "Hurrah for the President! Give me ten thousand men and I'll be in Washington to-night!" It was the same man who blushed when a child expressed a wish to kiss him. His Recollection of the Stonewall Brigade. During the ride to Guinea's, (after his wounds,) he had maintained his serene and cheerful bearing, and talked much in reference to the battle of Saturday. He spoke of the gallant bearing of Gen. Rodes, and said that his commission as Major-General ought to date from that day, and of the grand charge of the old Stonewall Brigade in the battle of Sunday, which he had heard of. He asked after all his officers, and said: "The men who live through this war will be proud to say, 'I was one of the Stonewall Brigade!
being opened, the quantity should be increased until it was a mere Arug, the producer, being obliged to sell his flour at a loss, would pay the tax and have no means of reimbursing himself. Now, this is exactly the condition of Southern cotton, as the war has proved. Before the war the planter was glad to get twelve cents for it. Now it sells readily in Liverpool and New York for seventy-two cents. We have therefore the entire control of the market, and no competitors. India, Egypt, Southern Africa, and the West Indies have all failed. We can sell our staple always at what price we please, laying on the tax.--Thus it cannot fall on the cotton planter.--The amount of cotton exported before the war was about 4,000,000 bales of 500 pounds each. Say that loss of labor will reduce that amount one million. We have still three million, and a duty of ten cents a pound would bring $150,000,000. This would pay the interest on $2,000,000,000, and leave us $30,000,000. What has been said o
St Helena, Nov. 9, says that the shooting of Gray, the mate of the Saxon, was purely accidental. That affair has caused great excitement here, and the testimony taken I have sent you in a newspaper printed here. Of course the other side of the story will be given in New York when the Saxon arrives there. It is high time that a war vessel should be stationed on this coast to watch the pirates. There is only one vessel at present to protect the whole coast of Brazil and the whole of South Africa and the Indian Ocean; and there is only one vessel east of the Straits of Sunda besides the old James town, which is useless in modern warfare. The "Alabama" in Eastern waters. By the arrival of the Cape mail, we learn that two vessels had arrived in Table Bay, at the end of December, with news of the Alabama. Captain Cato, of the Beautiful Star, reported that in passing the Straits of Sunda, on the 25th of October last, he was informed that the Alabama had passed Angler a day o
d nobler than the war of the revolution. She (Miss Webb) thought when she read Miss Dickenson's lecture that instead of being entitled "delusions of the hour. " Carlyle had said that £20,000,000 paid down for the liberty of the blacks in the West Indies was equivalent to contributing the same amount for the injury and slavery of the whites.--Time and experience have proved the truth of this idea. The worshiping of snakes by the negroes of Hayti is just as common as among the natives of Central Africa, and these are the gods which emancipation has reared up in the West Indies, [applause,] and seek to set up in this country--[Cheers] the lecturer showed that emancipation had ruined the prosperity of the fertile West India Islands. The result of total emancipation in this country would be the same. The negro can only be a happy and useful being when he is subservient to the white race [Applause.] Slavery is the normal condition of the negro. [Cheers.] Negroes are in Africa what
r heads. Take the history of the world in regard to epidemic and epidemic diseases, and it will be found that their predisposing causes are essentially the same. The rigor, nature, causes, violence, and progress of ancient pestilence and of modern differ from each other only as the inevitable change which time effects causes them to differ. The invaluable experience of the past reiterates a lesson of wisdom which the present does not deed. The choirs of India; the coast fevers of West Africa and Central America; the dysenteries of the East Indies; the yellow fever of the South, United States; the intermittent fevers of her many districts and western portions, arise from the same kind of cause. Proper light, proper air, proper water, are the main preventives of all. Have we either of these here in Washington? Nay, does it not seem as though the approach of disease was invited by a perverted ingenuity, that busied itself in not doing what it ought to do? We are the very fart
st clamor about trafficking in human are the Puritans of New England. And what are "the solid men of Boston" doing at this moment ? "Trafficking in human flesh" to an extent, and with a cruelty, unknown to any other people or any other era. The Guinea trade, by which so many of their forefathers accumulated gigantic fortunes, with all the horrors of the "Middle Passage." were mercy and compassion compared to the present traffic. The negro imported from Guinea was expected, to be sure, to workGuinea was expected, to be sure, to work. But he was not treated cruelly. His food was ample, his clothing sufficient, his lodging better than that of any peasantry in the world, and his labor comparatively light. In return for his services as a laborer he was civilized, and became, from an unreclaimed savage, a social and comparatively enlightened human being. He left Africa a benighted heathen, his intellect clouded, and his soul enslaved by the foul and dark superstition in which that wretched land has been involved from the ea
likely to be interminable, costing the country thirty or forty millions of dollars to conquer Billy Bowlegs and contemptible tribe of savages, in the everglades of Florida. The painful conquest of Algeria by France affords a more recent and more striking illustration. It cost France, the first military nation in Europe, at a time when she had no other war on her hands, thirty or forty campaigns, extending through half as many years, to gain complete possession of that petty country in Northern Africa--a country not more impracticable for military operations than is a great part of the South. Even now, according to a statement of M. Thiers, in his great speech on the last French budget, it requires seventy thousand troops to hold that conquest; a number that would be wholly insufficient did the inhabitants not know that, if they should besiege those seventy thousand in their fortresses, France has four hundred thousand more constantly under arms, from which she can detach heavy rein
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