There is a petticoat at Washington
, taken from a she secesh, that weighs fifty pounds. The garment is apparently a quilted one, but instead of the usual filling, it is thickly wadded with the finest quality of sewing silk of assorted colors, the skeins being carefully arranged in layers.
It is provided with straps by which the weight may be supported by the shoulders.
Sewing silk is one of the articles most needed, next to quinine, in the South
This is the second attempt at smuggling the article into Dixie by women that has been discovered.--Cincinnati Gazette, Dec