Saturday morning, March 26, 1864

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--"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."


 "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."

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 "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

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 " 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."


 "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."


 "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.'

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 "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

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--"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."