Glemorcks for news.
The people are beginning to manifest their impatience for startling news in various ways.
The last great excitement, borns hither from the other side of the Atlantic
, has ceased to excite interest and since the willing humiliation of the Yankee Government
changed the aspect of things, it has become weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable.
Not that there is any expecial disappointment, for we are now in no worse condition than we were before, but it is no less annoying than idle to discuss the probabilities of outside assistance when each day a developments render limore doubtful.
In fact, as the South
went into this war with the expectation of having to fight her way out of it, she might as well keep her own strong arm and stone heart nerved for the conflict, hoping for nothing from abroad but the enforcement against the blockade of a principle solemnly affirmed by France
in the treaty of Paris
She can deal with the North
single handed, and in no instance should she permit her anergies to relax through a delusive dream of favors from quarters where she never sought them.
This having come to be the condition of affairs, and the Southern Government
showing no disposition to adopt the offensive, we see no present prospect of relief from the monotony which now prevails in all directions.
The ‘"grand army"’ at Washington
cannot be moved towards the masked batteries and pitfalls of Bull Run
, and every fresh arrival from Manassas
reports that there is no earthly chance of getting the Yankees
out. A vague rumor of an apprehended advance upon Winchester
is revived, but it probably has no real foundation.
Many anxious eyes are turned towards Western Virginia
, where the inroads of the enemy have lately driven valuable and loyal citizens from their homes; and it would be gratifying to hear of prompt measures to prevent further outrage.
The telegraph brings some news from the coast, where, it seems, the South Carolinas have successfully repulsed an advance of the Federal
We hear that Gen. Lee
expresses full confidence in his ability to defend his position, and we earnestly hope that every dog of an invader will yet be driven into the sea. A cannonade is reported at Pensacola
, as will be seen by reference to the telegraph column.
With these slight exceptions, we are becalmed, as it were, in the very height of the tempest.
The public mind, however, is restless, and anxious to be relieved by some decisive action that shall have a positive influence in the progress of the war; but present indications reveal nothing.
Since the foregoing was written we have received a report that a private dispatch was received on yesterday from Centreville
, by a prominent military officer now in Richmond
, in which it was stated that the indications point to a Federal attack, at an early day, on Evansport
, and the probability was that a simultaneous attack would be made on other points on the Potomac