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Wilmer & Smith's European Times, which appears to be one of the few English papers favorable to the Yankees, expresses the opinion that if the North does not conquer the South in the next ninety days, the European Powers will have to step in, and, for the sake of humanity, both in Europe and America, put an end to the present struggle. We place no reliance upon the aid of the European Powers. We can achieve our own independence, and will do it, no thanks to any of them. As to the conquest of the South in ninety days, that is a beautiful idea. If it could be effected, it would also be a conquest of the Yankees themselves, and of everything in America in which Europe is interested.--The great staples will be destroyed before they can pass into the possession of our enemies. We have strength enough, at all events, to accomplish this object, and it will be done.
The Duration of the War. --Wilmer & Smith's European Times, of March 1st, a very influential commercial journal published at Liverpool, concludes an editorial on the American war with the following significant paragraph: The struggle is about to begin in earnest, and must terminate between March and May. We enter this day on the first of three months, and the next few weeks will be the most important in the history of the United States that have occurred since the States wrested their independence from the grasp of George the Third. Washington a great experiment, which has worked such extraordinary results during the last three quarters of a century, will have to pass, in the next ninety days, through the severest ordeal to which it has ever been subjected. If the North cannot subjugate the South in this brief time, which is very unlikely, it is almost certain that the European. Powers will step in and propose terms, and in mercy to all parties — to the famishing operat
ng more than any two other churches in the North to the strength of the Union cause. The same General Convention, whose sessions here were so suspicious of good, meets again in New York, but it is the same only in name; nearly half the States are unrepresented, and lunatics start up in it to recommend the excommunication of the Bishop of Louisiana, whilst Dr. Vinton, who seems likely to obtain more notoriety in the church militant than the church triumphant, reposes that the election of Bishop Wilmer, of Alabama, be pronounced uncanonical, schismatical, and Void. We don't know a more suitable person to move such a resolution than Dr. Vinton, who has devoted much time in endeavoring to fill voids in various Episcopates with his own precious person, but hitherto with little success. It is a matter of surprise that the conservative element of Northern society, which have permitted themselves to be made the tools and instruments of Black Republicanism, do not see that they are them
ng, and four hundred more will be gotten ready for exit this morning. The boat that conveyed away these followers of old Abe brought to City Point 215 Southern citizens, who had been, in the last eight months, seized by the minions of Lincoln in various places, and confined in dungeons. On being brought to Petersburg on Monday they were carried to the Model Farm barracks, and from thence many of them, on yesterday, made their way to this city. It is said that among these prisoners is Rev. Dr. Wilmer, an Episcopalian clergyman, who was taken prisoner while on his way to Europe from the South on a religious mission. Notice was given yesterday evening of the arrival of another flag of-truce boat at City Point containing 164 prisoners, only twenty of whom were citizen prisoners. Eleven Abolition prisoners arrived at the Libby on yesterday--eight from Weldon, N. C., and three from Staunton. The latter belonged to the 8th N. Y. cavalry, and were captured at Dumiries on the 30th Ma
n with the enemy.--I have been informed that two divisions of Ewell's corps came up to New Market quite hurriedly. They were still below Winchester when it was ascertained that the enemy in force were at Front Royal, and therefore had the shorter route to Strasburg. I learn that the committees from Richmond and other places have been very efficient in ministering to our suffering soldiers. They have just passed through here, returning to their homes. Drs. Broaddus, Burrows, Hoge, and Wilmer, have also just passed through, en route from Winchester. Gen. Hood is pleasantly quartered about a mile from town, at Mr. Jeff Kenny's. He is recovering rapidly, and is in fine spirits, and says he hopes to be in the next fight. I rode with a friend, the other day, over the soldiers' grave-yard, situated half a mile west of the town, on a commanding hill. The faithful old sexton, who keeps a careful register, which enables him to identify every grave, told me there had been over
unwieldy packages. Cannot attention be called to this fact by all the papers? It will be doing the soldiers a service. Sunday was a bright, beautiful day, and a large audience turned out at the Episcopal Church at Orange C. H., where Rev. Dr. Wilmer, of Albemarle, preached a most able and excellent sermon. Among his auditors were Gens. R. E. Lee, Hill, Fitz Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, and other leading officers of the army, besides many of the private soldiers. Dr. Wilmer frequently visits icers of the army, besides many of the private soldiers. Dr. Wilmer frequently visits the army, and his sermons are always productive of good. Our captures in prisoners since Meade first began his forward movement will amount to eight hundred, which will in some measure compensate for the losses at Rappahannock bridge. To-day some fifty or sixty boxes of clothing arrived, containing shirts, drawers, socks, pants, and jackets, for the army. There is still a demand for blankets. X.
We have already in our principal cities a considerable German population, and they are among the most thrifty and industrious of our people. A number of German laborers for the Valley of Virginia have arrived in Alexandria. They have been engaged by Colonel John Fairfax, of Loudoun, whose example, it is said, will soon be followed by many of the farmers in the Piedmont district. The result in the lower counties, where the new system has been introduced, is said to be satisfactory; and Messrs. Wilmer and Washington, the agents in Alexandria for German emigration, are receiving frequent orders from the upper and lower counties. We have only to look at what German labor has accomplished in the West to appreciate the value to all the great material interests of a State of such a population. We have, indeed, only to look at German character and history to impress us with the importance of such an acquisition. There is not on the face of the globe a more intelligent and laborious r
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