Rousing parade of the Militia.
--The ‘"melish"’ seems to be an unpopular institution.
We don't know why this should be so, unless because it lacks the attractions of brass coats and blue buttons, which, as a general rule, with certain variations of color, distinguish the regular from the militia service.--The 179th Regiment was called out last Friday for inspection, and it was hoped that the neighborhood of Wesley Chanel would have witnessed such a gathering of active patriots as the palmy days of corn-stalk musters never beheld.
It is, therefore, with no little mortification we announce that, while the officers were promptly at their posts, not a private appeared upon the ground.
It was, in short, a dead failure.
We do not speak of this flippantly, because it is really a serious matter; and we fear that such a disposition to be ‘"backward in coming forward"’ may lead to measures of compulsion.
As the militia system is conducted here, it is little better than an arrant humbug.