The broad Bars of the Confederacy.
--We protest against the words ‘"stripes,"’ as applied to the broad bars
of the flag of our Confederacy.
The word is quite appropriate as applied to the Yankee
ensign or a barber's pole; but it does not correctly describe the red
divisions of the flag of the Confederate States
The word is bars
--we have removed from under the stripes.
As we speak of the flag, we may mention that the Committee
on Flags caused the Secretary
of Congress to order one from Mobile
, for the Capitol
, which will probably arrive to-day.
It is 28 feet long, by 18 in width; and, as the Congress
has adjourned till May, will probably be turned over temporarily to the War Department.--Montgomery Mail.