--The Richmond correspondent of the Knoxville Register
perpetrates the following pleasantry at the expense of three of our highest officials:
If the Yankees
knew to what extent famine may be endured, and how very little can sustain human life, if they had all seen our President
and our Secretary of War
, the idea of resorting to famine as an agent of hostility to a people whose leaders are the very impersonations of hard times, would never have been adopted.
is the shadow of a man; Vice-President Stephens
who reached the capital to-day is imponderable, and Mr. Seddon
's bones rattle when he descends the stairways of the Spotswood.
The semi of famine conduct this revolution.