Tuesday morning ........Jan. 26, 1863
Vol. 16, No. 103

Page 2 col. # 3 PEN AND SCISSORS "Resolutions re-nominating Abraham Lincoln for President, have passed the Kansas Legislature unanimously." SOUTHERN CROPS (From the Richmond Examiner, Jan. 11) " We regret to learn that there is very little prospect of any considerable crops being made this year in several of the fertile counties in Southwestern Virginia. The largest farmers in this portion of the State - Campbell, Roanoke, Charlotte, Bedford, etc. - have pretty generally furnished substitutes and devoted their time to the production of large quantities of meat, bread stuffs, vegetables and forage. In view of the late enactment rendering them again liable to military duty, and the consequent impossibility of attending to their plantation, these men have as a rule, hired out their field hands to railroad or manufacturing companies, or sent them to the cities and towns to be there employed. No corn crop will consequently be made and but comparatively a small extent of land has been put in oats or wheat. What little will be raised this year in these productive regions, will principally be under the superintendence of the few old or disabled men, unfit for military service, and will hardly suffice for home consumption, leaving nothing for the support of the army, which has heretofore drawn abundant supplies of provisions and forage from these counties." HOW SOON WILL THE WAR END " This question is asked, in public and private, a hundred times a day, and but few of the answers are ever based upon any sound reasoning or reliable facts. It is in small, almost insignificant occurrences and expressions that the true condition of the rebellion, and that of the people of the South, is most truly indicated. A Richmond paper of a recent date announces with extreme gratification the arrival of one hundred live fat hogs in the neighboring city of Petersburgh, styles it a "very pleasant kind of invasion," much more agreeable than to be "invaded by a hundred lean, slab-sided Yankee prisoners," coming to eat pork instead of producing it. Another article recommends a plan by which every portion of the cattle and hogs slaughtered for the use of individuals and the army may be made available, and significantly adds that in "many portions of the States the supply of these animals is exhausted." Thus, day after day, these little irrefutable indications of the condition of the rebellion manifest themselves in a plain, unprejudiced manner, and are worthy therefore, of general credence. Let those who study the progress of the war carefully note these certain developments, and they can obtain an idea of how soon the war will end, which will be far more reliable than if based on almost any other reasoning or hypothesis. The people of the South are so despotically ruled, that their demands for peace will be stifled so long as there are bayonets at the command of the rulers. But as the progress of our armies narrows still more closely the country on which they depend for food, actually starvation, now threatened, will become an inevitable fact, unless submission to the rightful Government is promptly accorded. So long as the lines of the armies of the rebellion covered the States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas, the weapon of starvation was one on which we could place no dependence. But the condition of affairs now justifies the public in placing some dependence on the indubitable evidences of a speedy dissolution which appear from time to time in the rebel journals, and which they cannot repress if they would. ....................N.Y. TIMES ---"The cultivation of coffee and tea promises to become an important business in California. One nursery at Sacramento has five thousand coffee plants on trial, and it is believed that there will be no difficulty in bringing up the plant to a standard of hardiness to the weather the mild winter of that climate." B. F. FOWLER, M.D. U. S. Examiner for Pensions, Office--Over the St. Louis Store, corner of Main and Hill Sts., Galena, Ill. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office in Galena January 26, 1864 Persons calling for Letters in the following list, will please say "ADVERTISED," give the date of the list. A charge of ONE CENT is made on advertised letters, which must be paid before the letter can be delivered. Letters advertised every Wednesday morning.
ANGER, Christian
BREEN, Charles
BENNETT, Urlighigh
BAILEY, Emily L.
BLAIDS, Miss Mary A.
BOCK, Mary
BUFORD, Margaret
BALL, Mrs. M BYMER, Henry
BYMER, Henry