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LOUD 8TA1UBY OW AMEBICA Among the rising »t;i(csmeii of Kng- laud noiic holds a better position tlinn Lord Ktanl'v. In a recent address- to his eonHtituruM in* consider* the American u'le^tioii ut sonic, length. He fully justi- Me« the eom >e of our (ioverinuetit, anil inv: \ 1 do not think it is reasonable to l»lt«tu«< the Federal (iovrrnmcut for not having done that which HH truptecH for the neopie they hardlv could do, and h Government Hinee the world be- h which n gan ever vet ha** <|one—for not giving up one halt of their territory without striking a blow in iU defence.\ This sentiment met with warm applause. As to the final result, f*ord Stanley inclines to the opinion which he *avs Lfeuerally prevails in Eng« hind, that the Southern Confederacy will >>c acknowledged. He has no doubt of the power of the North to subjugate, the South, but he thinks the hitter cannot be retained afterward without more trouble than nlie IN worth. He think* it not un- like the cane of a hu.-lmnd instituting legal proceedings in order to bring back his wife to live with him. He may succeed, ho may obtain hw ohject; but the ques- tion is, when he hns obtained it, whether he ha** doll': much t>> contribute to his own domestic happi'H ..-.. In any cveut he believes the XMIII will constitute a gloat anil inlhieutirl power* Lord Stan- ly then lectures hi* countrymen as follows , u F repeat, we .uv bound to IHC great caution in jndglng the nfiitii.-* of any for- eign country ; .utd there U no country with reg-ird u> whose iilKalvn that caution \H more necessary thati in the case, of tho United State*. There are two cainu* which iiMvitrthiv lead to Mas our judg- ment in ittKurd to thum. There are many cl.Mse-; in this countrv, who, by their habits, l>y their education, by their social mid political position, und one may even *»ay by the personal interests which spring out of that political and «ocial position, are naturally predisposed to judge in nn unfavorable manner whatever affects tlie ureat republic power of the world. Then, ii^am, there is another fettling quit** as natur.'il and more justifiable. There are many person-* who have watched with imejmine^. and even with anxiety, ili|C .;ro\vtlt of a power whose increase in wealth and population has been more •upid than t!mt of any European Slute, u ho at t!i< present time, or be I ore the be ginning of thin late war, were almost in pom! of population the equals of the I ut(< I Kingdom, and who certainly have T0L - X * THE KAPOLTONIC TOUCH. ?4 X — S ^ ^18W~\~NoT4l? tlie 21st of February, 1814, as follows: \ What! Six hours after receiving the first troops from Spam you are not in tin field. Six hours oi'rest is quite enougl for them. I conquered at Natngin with tfic brigade of dragoons coming from Spain, who from Bayonne had not drawn rein. Do you nay that the nix battalions from DUnmcg want clothes and equipage, and are untnstmeted i Augerau, what miserable excuses! I have destroyed HfV.OOU enemies with battalions of eon- si^ipt^ scarcely clothed and without car- tridge boxes. The National Guards arc pitiful! I have here 4,000 from Angers and Bfotagnc in round hats, without enr- trkigei boxes, but with good weapons; und I Uuve made them tell. There is do money, do you say i JJut where do you expect to get money, but from the pottfcetR of the enemy i You have no teuma I Beize them. You have no nmga- ziue t Tut! tut! this is too ridiculous! [ order you to put yourself in the field twelve hours after you receive this,letter. yu receive this,letter. If yon art *HII the Augerc.au of Castigli- one kep d If one, keep your t ommand. If your sixty years are too much for you, relinquish it to tho oldest of your general officers. The country is menaced and in danger. It CUM only IHJ wived by daring aud alac- rity, and not by vain delays. You must a nucleus of (>,000 hav picked troopsi? nave destroved THE FEAE OF Tlie Philadelphia Inquirer of a late date, publishes extracts from a private letter, written by a lady in Charleston (dated the 3.'id ult.) to a lady in Phila- delphia, in which allusion is made to tfie subject of 8lavc insurrections. We take a single extract from their coluiurw: \ You know the negroes are far nuj>eri- or in number to the whites, and now that so many arc absent in the Army, their majority in greatly increased. If they rise we arc in their power. Do you know what that means { Remember the histo- ry of all servile insurrcctionR, and recall the horrors enacted by the race whom op- piv-ssion has helped to brutaliw.*. Of course their masters would fight desper- ately ; but how could the small numl>crof mule* white** defend their helpless wives and daughters against u tenfold force of maddened slaves, whose strength and fe- rocity are well known. \ Do not think our apprehension is ex- pressed. When the difficulties began we looked daily forborne uprising among the slaves. No general insurrection has tuki-n !i«'\\ n iitiue disposition to use their power in mi urn..'pint and in a hostile spirit. \Yhate\et judgment u di> form upon ihe-.e American uinti r-, ! think we are '\•uii'l t<> IN' special c»uv that in forniing it w>- d«» not allow ourselves to be biased • if her by class feelings or bv national i<ul<>u\*v. AM to tho duty of the Govern Mient, tii\t is obvious, and 1 d o not sup- |M. . ilnii (heiewill beany departure tVom 11 u hiK-ver. The duly of our Government is to ol>- vr ,i strict neutrality in word and deed, 1 nv in iat ion at casual annoyance**, 'i the eoiirse of smli a .struggle • mu-t iiu'vitablv c vpect ; to dc- ri'hts of ours that may beat- temperately wild firmly, giving my angry pa>siou tocvuporute; I'll, i! HIM .ill, to lake no advantage, and i\ H<<MII totuke no ndvantage, of tlie torn l> i uv Meakness of the American power (•• »lit i i. any object which that power nn lit it^urd as an encroachment upon if . li-lif•• >f t i\i DICKINSON'S BOSTON. SPEECH IN , , ,. \'.. : \' \\. ' \ ' 1 ' 1 \ 111 - [ lies on both wide* of the Mississippi river, several ladu-.most ot them wives ol Amcr- ! i ,i..... ., .<. . .... **.-..• ienn officer.-, were, in the parlor of the St. are ,n,de up fully to crush » Cil ; lr ! { -\ U °? '•• sWim -' * ll( ' 0M / l<1|1 .»'\ 1 \» (1 1 • * watching the movements on the river. ing from inindM of I he (o! low ing are extracts from the M' li of the Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson; I]-H<1 n Boston on Monday evening In d I < vury Age of the world, and with people, a traitor has been execrated, i vid despised by honorable men. k< itr'mt betrayed the Saviour for v, and his name has been a synonym •MMMinsrf for nineteen centuries, ,h lii. pel tidy was ttiuunJir.ed by the ijiiiuii of fallen man. Hut he show- I,•( i-nt regard for public opinion, inimhed an evainple which nil tmi- M-* iiHiid copy with alacrity, for he < >i' Mf a'ul hanged himself. M\fln'lo^y informs us, that when Mi- •IVH wim born, it rained gold in tfie laud of KliodcR, and South Carolina Hilitle^- believed that upon the nativity Se< t s ion, if it tlid not rain sovereign*, would Jiring showers of genuine guineas to <;harl<*«t.on, not from any mint, but the image and superscript ion of land of Dahomey and Ashantee, nine; in their origiual lustre, inc.reas * without investment, and sometimes »wing yeMow with recoinago. When the ferocious monsters who con- red for the destruction of tfie Union, 0 planned this rebellion and urged it ward, shall stand l>efore the people in ir nuked and henious deformity—not l're*identfl, Judges, Senators, (lenerals, 1 Mini tern of State, but as conspira- *, perjurers, robbers, pirates, thieves, I cut throats - no ambulatory conspi- V i Rovernment on oaatore—an ad- ust ml ion on horseback, like the pro- ory hands of the pampas and the K'H of the Andes when they shall thenmelve* as they will be seen by the ses of their own deluded State*, they call upon the rooks and mountain* liile (hem from the faces of those they e Let rayed and defrauded, and be- ed, and left homeless. in. reltel Commissioner from North •>lina, J. I*. Peyton, has addressed a •i to the Time*, denying the existence iy Union feeling in that State. 1 huve not HO many, yet I have destroyed three armies, captured 4(1,000 prisoner*, taken two hundred pieces of artillery, and thrice saved the i apital. Tin 1 enemy are in full flight uponTroycs! He before, them. Act no longer us of late. Resume the method and spirit of '!U». When Frenchmen see your plume waving in the van, and you llrst of all exposed to flu* enemy's fire, you will do wi*n them what ever you will.' L00XIR0 TOWARDS EMANCIPATION. The proposition before- Congress, look- ing towards directing f\ blow at the \ |>e- enliar Institution,\ for tfie purpose of crippling the Uchcllk»ii is the theme of the hour. The popular heart M'cms to greet it with avidity. This U not u mat- ter of wonder. Slavery is the cruise of our present national wee*. Intelligent people think thai to strike the cause out of existetire, the troubles ari that cause wouid <-c^.se. The loyal peopk the Uebeiiion. liny are after the --/\-i without any vi i \ tender consideration of the mum*. Show that they they can dt> it by abolishing Slavery, and they are ready to make the effort. Hut It is said that such a measure would bo ttncou*titution<d! is it right that Rebels should trample on the provis- ions of the Constitution, and then claim its protection? If your neighbor meets you with the intention of taking your life, are you required to speculate about the best means of preserving it, even though you should be compelled to take his life in self-defense i The adage is a* true an if it had never been uttered, tJuit \ Self-Preservation fs the first law of na- ture.\ This is tho position in which the (iovdrn11ient is placed. Its lite U threat- ened. Sell-Preservation is its law and itH constitution. It can have none other. It would be derelict in duty, if it paused long in reference to the means to be used. Consequences, especially to the Rebels, are trivial, com pared to the g«*oat end to by achieved. If we. arc to liave Slavery without H Government, or a Government without Slavery, then let Slavery sink into the pit which the Slave-masters are digging for their idol.— Watertotcn (N. Y.) Journal. general insurrection has taken place, though several revolts have l>een attempted: two cj^uite recently, and in the#c cases whole families were murdered before the slaves were subdued. Then •ame retaliation of the most tearful char- acter. At any time where servants assail or murder white persons, speedy and se- vere punishment is administered; but now they do not wait for the action of the law; lynch law prevails. In those, revolts, which occurred in the interior of j the State, most of the servants who par- ticipated were either shot in the conflict or as soon as captured, aud two of them were burned to death.\ WOULD NOT KISS A REBEL, , A Cairo conv^podent of the Missouri ; ihuuM-ritt relates the following incident. ' On Sunday afternoon, December I. i three rebel gunboats came in sight of i Cairo, tiring info Fort Holt, and amusing . the forces lit Cairo, into active prepara- tions for an attack. The Lexington went down to meet them, and shots were tired from Fort Cairo, when they down the river. During the highest oi the HOW BOMB SHELLS ABE MADE. The manufacture of bomb shells is very interesting. The shell is first filled with old-fashioned round leaden bullets; melt- ed sulphur is then poured in to fill up the interstices and bind the bullets in one sol io! mass; the shell is then put into a kind of lathe, and a cylindrical hole of the exact size of the orifice of the shell in bored through the bullets und.sulphur; this cavity is filled with powder even with the interior of the orifice, a six inch shell ofthe kind here described holding about half a pound. The fuse fitted into the orifice isa recent Belginn invention, made of pewter, and resembles the screw-cap used for the patent fruit cans. An cxamj {nation of thispewter cap shows, however, that it is made of two hollow discs of metal screwed together, and filled with meal powder. A number of fine holes are drilled in the lower disc while the. outer disc is entire and marked with figures In a circle, 1, 2, 8,4. In this state shell is water proof. When taken for use, the gunner, by means of a small steel instru- ment, scoops out a portion of the outer metal Kurfacc,&lays bare the charge of com- position powder below it. If the shell is kvired to explode in one second after caving the gun the scooping ia made on the figure 1; if in two seconds, on tho figure 2, and so on ; the idea being that the shell of this description shall first strike tho object aimed at. and do execu- tion as a ball, and then explode, sending the bullets- forward us if from another cannon located at the point where the Ilight ofthe shell is greeted. Large shells [Correfpondcnco of Hit* Advance. J TWO DATS AMONG THE ST. LAWRENCE G TH B0TS. It may b«', Mr. Editor, that you and your readers hear quite often ihmi the 00th regiment, und on that account what we may say will not be of sufficient in- tercut to warrant iu publication. We can not, however, forbear offering you the benelit of our visit. \Y'e left New York city on the evening of .November 2Uth, bound for the Capi- tal ; but remembering that one of our home regiments wan engaged doing guard duty on the railroad between Bal- timore and Washington, we determined to give them a call. We readied the city in which the gJiflaut Massachusetts Gth spilled the first patriot blood of the present war, about 4 r. >i. Alter a few hours' rest and a good breakfast, we be- gan to inquire for the precise localities of the different places between there and Washington. If we huve\ been correctly informed, the liaitimoreans claim the honor—if such it can \m called—of hav- ing originated the Know-Nothing party. If so, tliat may account for the fact that they seem to know so little now. We in- quired the distance and direction to sev- of j cral places which we knew to In* not over .. . .-—-••\•-•'» «-n r\^T *\ vim \ from live U> ten miles distant, but could of eight or ten inches are filled with pow- der only, and, bursting, do execution by . \nd no person who knew there means of thier fragments. These larirc largi s*ln ds »re gencrly fixed by means of a f'Uf-c of meal powder, extending through a lun.-s plug screwed into the mouth of theshell. In both cases the fuse is fired by the ignition of the charges in the such PEACE WITHOUT RE-UNION IMPOSSIBLE. The |{rv. Dr. Breckiniidgc, of Ken- tucky, in u po erful paper for the Dun r'dL { h~>/.) Ittrinr^ thus expounds on this id ••created J .; ( y| ( will e\ritinent. oever will look ;d a mupofthc L'nited States will obser\e that Loui.^iana li b PKKSONAL. The Syracuse (N. Y.) Jwrnal, mnkeft this statement concerning Gen. Fremont: . \On \m supeiHedure and return to St. Louis, he made application to tlie War Department for leave to visit New-York, to attend to private business matters that demanded his immediate attention. Secen times was this request made, but no re- sponse was returned. Finally, General Fremont tolcOTaphed to Oen. McClellan, and promptly received permission to make the journey.\ Jeff. Davis estimates that the property of Northern men situated at the South, aniounU to eight hundred millions of dollars, all of which the Confederate Government intends to confiscate. Doubt- less, a largo part of this consists of debts long since repudiated by the creditors, and reckoned worthless. TUB TRBNT CASK.—Hon. Caleb Cnsli- ing has written a letter to Mayor Wood fully sustaining the act of (\apt. Wilkes, in seizing the rebel Ambassadors, Slide.ll and Maioit, on board the British steamer Trent. He discusses the case in all its aspects, and shows that the act was per- fectly justifiable, according to internation- al law. V rebel named Chappell, bclonp'in^ to .left ! Thompxttt. who had been for three days in i Cairo, eauu* into the parlor, & in conversa- tion with such as would consent to hold intercourse with him, indulged in insult- ing boasts and degradingillutions to our armies, outraging those present by his bold and insulting language. Some left the room, while others freely expressed their indignation and disgust, finally he called the child of an Amer- ican officer, playing at its mother's side, a little girl of three years, and asked her to kjhs him. She hushfully hesitated, when \w urged, \Come won't you kiss a rebel!' ! With the scornful aiv of an indignant quccu, she replied, \No 1 will not.'' ! One of the ladies, unable, to restrain her indignation, cried out, \That Ls right ! that is noble! Never kiss a rebel and a t mi tor to his country.'' ; Several ladies and gentlemen, now at Cairo,havc made a -uksuritiun sufficient to procure a handsome silver < up, to be giv en the child IH a memorial of the scene, where a rebel spy found fn*e access t« our camp, traitors to give him inforuia tiou, and silly women to countenance him, but was foiled by a child of time honest years, whose pure and patriotic instincts rebelled against his foul advan- ces. It is to be inscribed on one side \Julia Bell Diinhip, December 1, 1801.\ On the other * 4 Would not kiss a Rebel. \ DEMOCRATIC EMANCIPATION aKNTlMlMT Hon. E. K. Smart, who was last year the Democratic candidate for Governor of Maine, lias writteu another letter, in which lie says: •'Slaves belonging to Rebels should not only be confiscated, but armed. Con- gress has tlie Constitutional right ' to raise and support armies,' 1 and call upon alL able-bodied *»««, (> * every color or condition, in* this perilous crisis of our ^onntry, to take up arms for its defense; and, to my judgment, provisions should be immediately made for enlisting and organizing regiments of colored men who uro now free, and those who are field in jlavery by rebels in arms, or those who continue to aid aud abet rebels in arms. \Congress should grant to all sucli ulaveswho may enlist, first, their freedom iifter three years' service in tlie army; Second, eight dollars per month while in servico; third, forty acres of land in Texas or some other State or Territory of suitable climate—not to bo alienated so 08 to divest them of their premises dur- ing their natural lives. 11 and that the States of Arkansas and Miv I shsippi lie on the right ane left banks of j this great stream ci^bt hundred miles ' of whose lower course is thu* controlled ' l»y those three States, unitedly inhabited I by hardly as muuy white people as in- j habit the city of Xcw-Vork. Observe then tlie country drained by this river and its aHluents, commencing with Missouri on it* west bank und Kentucky on its cast bunk. There are nine or ten powerful States, large portions of tfiree or four others— several large territories, all in a country as large as Kurope* u» fine 'UH any under the sun, alrcudy holding many more peo- ple than all the revolted States-and destined to be one of the most populous ami powerful regions ofthe earth. Does any one suppose that those powerful States—this great ami energetic popul; tion—will ever make a peace that shall put the lower course of this single and mighty outlet io the sea, in the hands of a foreign government far weaker than themselves? If there is any such person, he knows little of the past history of man kind ; and, will, perhaps, excuse us for reminding him that the people of Kentucky, before they were constituted a State, gave for nml notice to the Federal Government, when Gen. Washington was President that if the United States did not acquire Louisiana, they would themselves conquer it. The mouth of the Mississippi belong- ed, by the gift of God, to the inhabitants of its great valley. Nothing but irresisti- ble force can disinherit them.\ NEW ENGLAND MANUFACTURING. IN- .—The Boston Commercial Bulle- tin says: \The woolen mills are all making money rapidly from the army demand for their fabrics. Those of cotton are working a raw material that costs from 13 a 15 cents, but that will now bring 32 a 34 cents in the market. AB manu- factured goods have advanced greatly, tjiough generally les« than the raw mate- rial itself, the six months' profit of a cot- ton mill, running full time, are really enormous. Some of the concerns, also, have made money by the sale of a portion of their raw cotton. Others have large government contracts at prices based on very high figures for cotton. On the other hand, many mills huve been running but one-half to \two-thirds time, and have much raw material yet on hand. Even this clans, however, have earned good dividends from small actunl pro- ducts, while all have simplified accounts and reduced liabiltics, and have thereby greatly improved their financial con- dition.\ were any pluccrt in the State of Maryland ! Therefore we were obliged to start with- out being able to learn whtrv to stop in order to find the boys. We first took the eai'h to the lielay {louse, where VK were informed that we should have stopped at .lueksojfs Bridge. Took the next train back to said bridge, and there learned that we had come three miles loo far to find the company of which we were in search. \Y<\ then concluded to let the cars go, and walk the distance. Between four and Jive hours alter leaving Balti- more, we suceecded in reaching Captain i Klliott's company, a distune** of only *ix ' miles, though to get there we had traveled ' over twenty miles. We found th very fine spirits, and glad to M t who had ever lived in St. county. During the time we were with them, we heard no one express the slight- «j8t regret that he hud enlisted to fight for the Tnion. The headquarters ofthe regi- ment nre about three miles from Balti- more, towards Washington, and on the railroad. Four'companies are stationed there, being'ftuily exercised in th«' manual of arms, company und regimental drill. These I\TV soon to take the place oi' tho.se who iirc now doing guard duty, *o its to give the latfer an opportunity of improv- ing themselves by drilling. Three com panics arc, I believe, stationed iu the city .~..... v ..*......'»-..-..-.-'.» And many others. It really required no very great elfort of the imagination to make it seem like an old-fushioned camp- . meeting. Mortimer St«vens, of Heuvcl- ton, seemed-(o take tlie lead of the sing- ing exercises. It may he gratifying to their friends to know that they positively refused to sing anything but hymns, on Sunday. There is always a tendency among soldiers to become more or lees cureless and negligent in their persons, as well as loose in their morals. This, of course, can, to a considerable extent, be prevented by those in command, espe- cially if they teach by example as Well precept. And we are glad to be able to sny, tluit we believe, from what we saw this particular company,—and tlie i may lx; true of all the other compa- nies,—tlie officers of Company F try to do their duty in this respect. We were with the Ijoys two nights, und left them as we found them—happy and contented. St. Lawrence has already proved to be the banner county, so far as the number of those enlisted is concerned; and unless we very much mistake the nature and disposition of the men, she will prove tha banner county in bravery, when, on the field of buttle, they are permitted to, meet the enemy. N. llultimore. Dec. 4th, 1801. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE WAR. it will be interesting to compare with the official statement, by the Secretary c£ War, of the numbers of the grand army of the Union, some figures showing the number of our troops in previous wars,— from which it will lye seen that the mag- nitude of the scale upon which this war is now being conducted is appalling com- pared with those that have *™«\«\i\' T : * g preceded it. premised that estimates ot dd pare It' should bo ates ot the class appended are almost always overstated, from a confusion and double enumeration in the different levies. Es- peeinlly was this true of the Revolution, liut here are the figures: Win y war. . jfli Kn>j):ui<J. 1M * ol»- \v;ir, 1*1 7 t<> 1* Jlauk war. ls.« ;i war. 1H#; IO 1S4*.' li , } '*-™ dii*nirhun t h<rok<.i' rm/ntrv. NVw Yitrk frontier 1K33 to lK#i M«-\iral> wur, 1M<; to IMf t'« 1M.V to Ojiart. .31,210 413 4m l.tiil 194 . 101 2* 115 3.131 Mm. 235.811 440,41* 5,4M 4.540 ,W2 z.rm 1.013 7U.189 em in any one Lawrence Compare these with the vast aggregate shown by Secretary Cameron, (000,000,) and how insignificant do all these apj>ear! and the actions in which they were en- gaged were no Jess measured by the same .scale. It is safe to say that not- withstanding the torpor of a large share of otir armv and the taunts that we have thus far been '\playing at war,\ a greater n urn IK T of ii\es have been lost within the past five months than during {he entire - war of XHVV—tJhirttrfo Trifmm. MIUTABY ITEMS. : I,AKK UI;H>NSKS.— Tim Oswego of Friday evening says: \Major O'Brien of the lnrh U. S. Infantry, and Giptain Itobert Dwyer of the Engineer Corps, arrived in this city last night for the purpose oi making an inspection into d f O d (lei: pp making an inspection into the defences of Oswego, and a survey of Fort Ontario. We undtdd h i mate p p will amount to $250,000 or $300,000. e tl i k g, survey of We, understan they esti- mat that the expenditures at this point will amount to $250,000 or $300,000. These gentlemen will also make surveys of other places on the Northern frontier.*' es in • — J of Baltimore, doing guard duty, und tlie other three sire scattered along the roiui between the city and the Ifeluy House. Company F is about three mile** from the hitter place, und has charge of tlie road for that distance. Although their pres- ent duties are anything but pleasant, pociafly at this season of the year, and i stormy weather, yet we heard compara- tively little murmuring and fault-finding except that they expressed a desire to be so situated that they might now and then get a sight, as well as a chance, at a lire rebel. I think they have had some little difficulty about some of their ficld-offi cers, of which you have no doubt been apprised; but, so far as we were able to learn, the Company officers all give very general satisfaction. We spent the Sab- bath in Capt. Elliott's company. Abo^t eighty rods from their camp is a sin Methodist chapel, which all who wish, and arc not for the time on duty, arc per- mitted to attend. And as the inhabit- ants seem pleased to haye, them do so, not a few avail themselves of the oppor- tunity. Surtday evening quite a number of them got together in one of the Ser- geant's tents, and spent the evening ning- iug old familiar hymns, such as,— \AmU Doldter of the Crosu ?\ &c. ; \On Jordso'» stormy banke I tUnd,\ Ac.; frontier.' IitoN-Ci.AD SCKKW FnioATE.—There is now being constructed at the ship-yard of Messrs. Cramp & Bon, Philadelphia, an ironclad t>crew frigate, tor the iwe of the Government. The vessel will be two hundred and thirty feet long, sixty feet beam, twenty-five feet hold, and will have three full decks. When loaded, she will When loaded, she will draw fifteen feet of water, and will carry sixteen t Icvtn-incli gun«. She will have two powerful engines and one large brass wheel, and is to run at the rate of ten knou ]>er hour. The vessel i« to be ready for sea by the l-5th of next July, and wiij carry one hundred and fifty men. The plates are fifteen feet long, twenty-eight and a half and thirty ana a half inches wide, and four inches thick. •n. Morgan's new tent is still attracting the attention of military men. Its advantages are so palpable that neces- sity will compel the Government to adopt it, several prominent officers having ex- pressed a determination to have it in their camps. It is also strongly recommended by members of the National Sanitary Commission. A CLOCKMAKER AUD BOOTMAEEB—At one of our churhes, recently, the clergy man, while proceeding in a very earnest discourse, said that no man could be first rate in two different occupations, adding that \no man can at the mime time be a ffrst rate clock maker and a first rate boot maker.\ Here a man in the congregation, rising swiftly, interrupted him, and asked permission to controvert that sentiment. He maintained stoutly that it was not true, for he himself was tirst rate at both clock making and l>oot making. He could match the best in making u boot and work at u clock with the best man in Worcester. Of course there was a great stir in the congregation, but the clergyman soon induced his critic to yield the floor and atiow him to go through with his discourse, — Wwrttttr Spy.

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