A Privileged character.
--One of the thousand chickens sent to the invalid soldiers by the (dis) Uniontown
ladies, made his escape from the coop upon his arrival here, and has taken up his quarters in front of our office.
He is quite a military looking rooster and appears to take no little interest in the ordnance department, overlooking the removal of shot, shell, guns, &c, and whenever we publish news of a battle he holds his head higher, crows louder, and struts more extensively than ordinarily.
Speaking of crowing, by the way, we have got a good joke on his roostership.
A few nights since the moon shining very bright, he woke up about eleven o'clock, and supposing it was daylight, made the declaration.
The statement was not credited at first in chickendom, but upon his repeating it, the fowl
misrepresentation was circulated from yard to yard through the entire city.
In this instance as in all others, the story was circulated by the sterner sex, the females (the hens, we mean,) never once opening their mouths.--Pensacola (Fla.) Observer,