GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
OLD SERIES---VOL. XVI, NO. 155
NEW SERIES---VOL. I, NO. 36
Saturday morning, March 26, 1864
Page 2 Col. #2 PEN AND SCISSORS --"A soldier writes that the most useful article that can be sent men in the field is a bunch of woolen yarn and a darning needle to mend their socks." --"The auction sale of the damaged goods of the Bohemian at Portland, on Wednesday, netted about twenty thousand dollars." --"The journeymen bricklayers of Washington City have struck for higher wages. They now demand four dollars per day." --"Among the novelties of the day in England are Quakers with mustaches." A SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT-- "At the close of the Patent Office fair on Friday night, President Lincoln, in answer to loud and continuous calls, made the following remarks: 'LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear to say buy a word. This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people, buy the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at state, and often yields it up in his country's cause. The highest merit, then, is due to the soldier. (Cheers) In this extraordinary war extraordinary developments have manifested themselves, such as have not been seen in former wars, and among these manifestations nothing has been more remarkable than these fairs for the relief of suffering soldiers and their families. And the chief agents in these fairs are the women of America. (Cheers) I am not accustomed to the use of language of eulogy; I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women, buy I must say, that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. I will close by saying God bless the women of America.' (Cheers) --"George Augustus Sala writes to the London Telegraph that Americans beat the world in hospitality, and says:--'In France, you know, you get little sugar and water out of your friends, in Germany nothing by smoke, and in Italy there are some grand houses where you can only obtain supper by paying for it. In Spain you can procure nothing to ear, because beyond eggs and chocolate, and garlic, there is nothing to ear. But in the United States you may ruin your digestive organs for nothing in a fortnight. If the oysters and the canvass back ducks don't give you dispepsia, the eternal ice creams and candied sweetmeats will; and when you fall sick you will find plenty of kind friends to press Hostetter's and Drake's Plantation Bitters as curatives on your acceptance. All this is done in sheer _ounteous generosity and kindness of heart." Page 2 Col. #3 AN EXPERIMENT AND ITS RESULT "When, on the 1st of January, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, and before that event, it was feared that in case such a measure were of any practical effect, the whole of the Northern states would be overrun by negroes from the South. As a first step in the prevention of this calamity, the last Congress appropriated six hundred thousand dollars to carry our free negroes to the West Indies or to any other place, so that it was beyond the boundaries of this country. About a year ago, the first ship load of some four hundred, sailed from Fortress Monroe to Hayti, and after a twelve month's trial of that locality, with its fervid climate, fertile soil and negro government, they arrived in this country again last Sunday morning, and landed a short distance from the spot at which they ahd embarked--the expense of the voyage both ways having been borne by the Government. As might have been expected, they had suffered much hardship, and misery during their stay in Hayti, and were glad of the opportunity to return to this country. The people of the North are not as much afraid now, as formerly they were, of being overrun by the emancipated negroes of the South. Neither from Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, nor the Carolinas, we see any such swarms rushing in the direction of Ohio, Massachusetts and New York as we were threatened with. They stay, in the main, where they were 'born and raised," whether it be within the Confederate or Union lines. This is something of which formerly people would not be convinced, but now they see it. Nay, from the far South, from those parts of it within our lines, we hear the same cry as ever for more negroes. Down there they are as eagerly sought after as they were in former days when the fire-eaters wished to reopen the African Slavetrade, so as to replenish their already heavy negro stock. A recent military order, dated at New Orleans, not only peremptorily negatives all 'applications for the privilege of transporting negro families to other countries,' but adds that 'application has been made to other departments for surplus negro families for service in the Department of the Gulf.'---N.Y. TIMES Page 3 Col. #2 COMING HOME " The steamer Edward Walsh, which arrived at Cairo, from Vicksburg, on Tuesday, brought up the Lead Mine Regiment. The regiment is under command of major John O. DUER, and numbers 224 men and 22 officers." MAJ. L. H. COWEN "The remains of this gallant officer have been brought to Warren, where, it is understood, they are to be buried next Sunday. The fallen hero met his death in one of the assaults on the fortifications of Vicksburg, where so many others of the Lead Mine Regiment met their end--martyrs to the cause of their country. When the 45th left here, the deceased was Captain of Company B, but by meritorious conduct, and by the death of Maj. SMITH he was appointed Major to fill the vacant place, but he soon followed to another world--as brave a solder as ever left it. Appropriate honors will no doubt be paid to his memory." PROSPECTIVE "At last Dame nature has seen fit to visit us with a few Spring days. The change is pleasant and the effect charming. The muddy and heretofore impassable streets are rapidly changing into smooth and dusty thoroughfares and the farm lands are nearly ready to receive the Spring time seed. The new Spring is really welcome and as King Winter has been unusually severe on his subjects during his last reign, we need not be called ungrateful if we feel no misgivings at his supersedure. With the new Monarch come new life and vigor as is demonstrated by the business like aspect which our city has worn for the past few days. The pedestrians on the streets are increasing daily, and the warmth of the atmosphere seems to have penetrated their hearts as they all wear a smiling countenance. Would that all ill feelings and animosities which may have arisen under the reign of the displaced old king and his predecessors might be buried out of sight and under the new sovereign 'man to man allegiance swear.' Page 3 Col. #3 NEWSPAPER REPORTER'S ANNUAL REPORT "At the various insurance companies, savings banks, State officials and missionary societies are making their annual reports and publishing long columns of figures, which are intensely interesting to the public in general, the local reporter of one our exchanges gives his for the year 1863: REPORT TIMES Been asked to drink 11,393 Drank 11,392 Requested to retract 416 Didn't retract 416 Invited to parties, receptions, presentations, &c., &c., by people fishing for puffs 3,333 Took the hint 33 Didn't take the hint 3,300 Threatened to be whipped 174 Been whipped 0 Whipped the other fellow 4 Didn't come to time 170 Been promised bottles of champagne, whiskey, gin, bitters, boxes of cigars, &c., if we would go after them 3650 Been after them 0 Going again 0 Been asked, 'What's the news?' 300,003 Told 10 Didn't know 200,000 Lied about it 99,993 Been to church 2 Changed politics 33 Expected to change still 33 Cash on hand $00 Gave for charity $5 Gave for terrier dog $23 Sworn off bad habits 722 Shall swear off this year 723 Number of bad habits 0 Page 3 Col. #4 --"Lt. General Grant was loudly cheered at different stations as he passed on to the front. At Brandy Station he was met by Major General Meade who accompanied him to Culpepper. On arriving there Gen. Grant was met by a brilliant array of military men. The station was crowded with troops encamped in the vicinity, who displayed unusual anxiety to catch a glimpse of the distinguished hero. He was received by Major General Newton, attended by Gens. Butler, Baxter, and Kirby, division commanders and General Merritt, commanding the 1st cavalry division. The party rode to Gen. Newton's headquarters, whence grant, accompanied by Gen. Meade, proceeded immediately to the headquarters selected for the General-in-Chief. General Grant's arrival was entirely unostentatious."