Realities and Fictions.
, in a late communication to the press, says she has given up writing novels for the present; that, ‘"in the presence of so many terrible realities, this is no time for fiction."’ Her Yankee contemporaries of the press seem to be of an entirely different opinion.
From the beginning of the war, they have not told a solitary truth except by accident.
Taking their cue from the Premier, who began by conveying an assurance to the Southern Commissioners
that the Federal
forces would be withdrawn from, Fort Sumter
, they have lied in one unbroken stream, never drawing one truthful, honest breath since the first gun in Charleston harbor
They have lied about their enemies and about their friends; about their numbers and about our own, about their many defeats and few successes, about everything under Heaven connected with the present contest.
If Mrs Stowe
has retired from the field of fiction, it is from sheer jealousy of the superiority of the Northern
newspapers, in her own favorite department.