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We have received New York papers of Wednesday, the 7th instant. Lincoln's message — the rebels must be Subdued. The message of Lincoln was read in Congress on Tuesday. It is rather dull and uninteresting. It opens with intelligence about the state of affairs in China, San Domingo and Chili, and some history of rebellions which have occurred in those countries, which are not very interesting to our people. The only reference to the Florida affair is the following: Nevertheless, unforseen political difficulties have arisen, especially in Brazilian and British ports and on the northern boundary of the United States, which have required, and are likely to continue to require, the practice of constant vigilance and a just and conciliatory spirit on the part of the United States, as well as of the nations concerned, and their Governments. The following shows the Yankee exhibit of their debt: The public debt on the 1st day of July last, as appears by the bo
The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], The inaugural of the Governor of South Carolina. (search)
A Warlike world. --The Opinion Nationale, of a recent date, gives this dismal picture of the present belligerent condition of the world: "If there be a dead calm in politics, as well as business, among us, it is not the same in all parts of the little planet we inhabit. Three-quarters of humanity, in fact, are living in the barbarous state of war. There is war in Poland; war in Algeria, war in Tunis; war in Mexico; war in the United States; war in Peru; war in New Zealand; war in China and Zachgar; war in Japan; war in Afghanistan; war in twenty countries in Africa. This is, unfortunately, enough to discourage the friends of universal peace; and who can say they will not meet with still greater disappointment next year. Italy, Hungary, Poland, Denmark and the Slavonian population of Turkey, are not, it must be confessed, in the most pacific humor, and, to those who study the general situation of our continent, it is quite evident that the general situation, instead of ge
The telegraphic service is now finished from St. Petersburg to the frontiers of China. The total length of the line is 5,438 versts (five-eights of a mile each) The works have all been completed in three years.
Porter's Great torpedo. --The New York World, in an editorial on Porter's torpedo, gives the following excellent hit at the unhappy trick, so "gunpowders and pranky," which failed to blow down Fort Fisher: "Early in the Anglo-Chinese war the English were amused by the Chinese army, which met them with the sound of gongs, the braying of trumpets, and a corps of gymnasts, who performed all sorts of acrobatic feats, dressed in hideous costumes. For a time the object of these remarkable exhibitions was not apparent to the European army, and it was supposed to be a custom of the Celestial observed by them in all their battles — probably in the nature of an invocation to their deities. After the battle, however, they captured the general orders of the mandarin chief, and found that the "Children of the Sun" were ordered to sound their abominable gongs and blow their trumpets when the "barbarians"approached, and were promised that the effect would be so terrifying to the Englis
iations may succeed. We hope, also, that the country will "keep its powder dry."--We hope that no department and no person, whose duty it is to hurry up the reinforcement and equipment of Grant's grand army, will be tempted into an hour's idleness; for if no one else can make peace, General Grant most assuredly can. Passage of the bill abolishing slavery in the United States--Scenes in Congress — cannon firing and Bell ringing in Yankeedom. The Yankees have performed another grand Chinese feat. They have amended the Constitution so that it will do what their armies cannot — abolish slavery.--This is followed by great edicts from the abolition mandarins, and a grand flourish of banners and beating of tom- toms, which is to convince the Confederate States that slavery is abolished forever in their limits, and that the "man and brother" is hereafter to have a box seat. The remarkable and rather laughable scene took place in their House of Representatives on the 31st of Januar
stringent or too sweeping. We look upon it as the manifest hand of Heaven interposed in the very way, and at the very hour, that our condition required. It is a greater boon to us than a grand victory in the field. We echo back the shouts of delight that rang through the House of Representatives. We should like to see gun for gun fired with their frantic population in honor of the event, only that we wish to save our gunpowder and give them shotted salutes on the battle-field. Do these Chinese summer-set-turners and tom-tom-beaters ever-reflect that the Confederate people have never yet fired a salute in honor of any of the magnificent victories we have gained these four years? Do they see the difference between men and children? If we do not now ring all our bells, fire all our cannon, sing Te Deum in all our churches, it is not because there is no music, joy and gratitude in our hearts. Just the right thing, and just the right time. "I thank thee, Roderick, for the wor
up his lawn, trample down his wife's flowers; ask him if he has not got a Government contract, and do not believe him when he says no; inquire if he voted for secession, and does not he wish he had not. Men of all nations abuse him in the language of their various countries, and prove the universal brotherhood of the race by uniting to steal everything they can lay hands on. Irishmen break his crockery, Germans curse him for dissolving the glorious Union, colonels of cavalry take his watch, Chinese catch his Shanghais, Dutchmen eat his cabbage, negroes damn his eyes, and members of Young Men's Christian Associations steal his family Bible. Sidney Smith, on seeing a lump of American ice, said he was glad to see anything in America solvent. If he had lived to witness a Yankee raid, he would have beheld a universal solvent, dissolving not only the ligaments of the Union, but all earthly ties, loosening a man's hold upon all sublunary things, making him realize, as he never did before,
he Cannon Ball islands, and with all his crew was cast into chains and slavery, where he died an ignominious natural death, with his whole crew, leaving not one to tell the tale. Peace to his ashes and their'n. "Sir, the discovery of this continent was the greatest invention in the year 1492. Fernandez island was the stepping-stone to the settlement of this country, the United States, North and South America, Oregon and Asia, Hindoostan and Beloochistan, England and Turkey, France and China, and many others too numerous to mention. Behold these countries, traversed by steamboats, railroads and telegraphs, and ask yourself would these things have been, if it had not been for Columbus; and your reply would certainly be, 'Certainly not, sir.' If it had not been for Columbus, General Washington would not have been a man; but suppose he had, what then? What did Washington ever do that was a great benefit to his country? There is much said about his talents for war. To be sure he
different kind of sauce. The second course was a ragout of snails. At Macao these are white, but at Mingpo they are green, viscous and slippery, by no means easy to pick up with small sticks. Their taste resembles that of the green fat of turtle. The snails were followed by a dish of the flesh covering the skull of sturgeons, which is very costly, as several heads are required to make even a small dish- Next, a dish of sharks' fine, mixed with of pork, and a crab salad; after these, a stew of plume and other fruit, the acidity of which is considered a corrective for the viscous fat of the fish; than mushrooms, pulse, and ducts' tongues, which last are considered the no plus vitra of Chinese cookery; deers' tendons — a royal dish, which the Emperor himself sends as a present to his favorites — and Venus' ears, a kind of unctuous shell-fish; lastly, boiled rice, served in small cups, with acanthi's seeds, preserved in spirits, and other condiments.--Last of all, tea was served
erests will be affected by this great work. It leads from the port of Said, on the south coast of the Mediterranean Sea, to the port of Suez, on the Red Sea. Across the latter there is unrestricted passage to the Straits of Babelmandel, through which entrance is obtained to the great Indian Ocean, which washes the shores of Arabia, Persia, Hindoostan and the Burman Empire, and which furnishes passage by the Straits of Malacca to the Pacific Ocean, and along the whole Eastern coast by Siam, China and Japan, clear up to the Russian possessions. The whole of this immense country has hitherto been accessible to Southern Europeans by passing out of the Mediterranean Sea, through the Straits of Gibraltar, and sailing down the entire western coast of Africa to the Cape of Good Hope, and then northwest to the entrance of the Indian Ocean at the Straits of Babelmandel. England, by its westerly position, had the easiest course to India and Continental Europe, by the natural obstacles to
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