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   Peninsular News And Advertiser (Newspaper) - August 16, 1861, Milford, Delaware                               f VOL. 12. COMMUNICATED. Fur Iho News anil Advertiser. Letter from PhUadelpiiia. PlIllADELFIHA, Atlg. fill, J8C1. ME. EDITOR Having noticed, while look- ing over yonr paper, that you publish no letters from Philadelphia, I thought that you would not deem it amiss if I should, in my Imperfect mauner, attempt to in- form you of the events daily transpiring in this delightful city. I suppose that it would be a work of inpererogatioti for me to say anything about the War, or to write anything that I chance to hear in relation to it, since yon have the same and perhaps greater facilities for obtaining information on this on-absorbing topic than I have. But, just at present there is a woful dearth of news; everything is so and in- sipid that it amounts almost to labor to fix the mind on a paper long enough to matter its contents. And yet the news- paper offices are jast as busy as ever issuing Extra and running on the second, third, and even fourth editions; each one headed with mon- stroas Important News but somehow or other the reader can never find it. I suppose that knowing ones would call this one of the tricks of the trade." Troops are constantly passing through the city, to and from the seat of war.and each Regiment as it arrives, is furnished with breukfusl, dinner or supper, as the cnse may be, at our famous "Volunteer's Refreshment Saloon." It would be well worth their trouble for persons visiting the city to pay a visit to this extensive establishment. It is a building about 80 feet long and as many about 20 feet in height, open at the sides, and strongly suggestive of a mammoth MILFORD, DELAWARE. FRIDAY, AUGUST 16. 1861. Fruin Uic IfaudluK fjnzuttc and Democrat THE BROKEN LILY. A Romance of Real Life. WHOLE NO, 220 It wns a lovely oven ing, in the latter part of the month of June. My home, at that time, was in one of those New England towns, lying dii-rctly oii Long Island Sound, which of liUe'has been so much noted as a place for summer resort. On the one hand, is the Sound, its bine waters stretching southward ns far as the eye can reach with the white sails and tall masts of the ships, lifting up the sky sailing off into the dimjiazy distance, and seeming to glide. and dis- of their slaves. The last year of his en- gagement wns nearly at a close. Full of dreams of iimbitioii, love and happiness, he wrote to Lelia "Coming home, dear- est, wiih money enoujrh to commence business for myself, and with the happy, happy thought at heart, that very soon, I shall clasp you in my arms, aiid fold you to my bosom, as my own, own, pro- eious, dnrling rife. Be ready for me, ready. My heart is with you all the lime would to God wore ac- tually there." And she made ready for his coming, and after dny.mitil the weeks became months. The Spring had open- ed, but she heard no further tidings, and James had not arrived. At last, she wrote to the gentleman at whose house appear in the ether On the Xorth and ,1C' o the wi West, nre high hills, and dark chicken laih and an open space alternately. Long tables are placed up and down the room capable of seating between three and four hundred persons at one time. The arrangement gives great satisfaction to the hungry volun- teers, one of whom gave as his opinion, that the Phiiadelphians knew how to keep a hotel." The Treasurer stated that they had fed during the past week a little more than men a statement that will give you a slight idea of the nnraber that pass through the city, on their way to uphold oar ever-beloved Union and the cherish- ed Star-Spaugled Banner." "Long may it is the prayer that arises from millions of true men men who, re- alizing the value of the Union for which suck sacrifices were made, will not stand idly by and see the fair fabric torn down by the hands of traitors, who, like the snake in the fable, have been warmed into life by its kindness, only to turn and strike at their benefactor. Like ihe snake's be their reward As it was de- stroyed by the indignant farmer, so, may they be swept from the face of the earth, which they pollute by their presence. A mighty effort will be made to save the Union, and our efforts will be success- ful 1 Like gold seven times fried in the furnace, we shall rise from this struggle purified, purged from the evils that like canker-worms have been knowing into the vitals of the Republic. We will once more be, what we have ever been, the and on the East, a small, quiet nver.wi'.h weeping-willow trees growing on the banks, and large flocks of white ducks and geese, sitting lazily upon its bosom. The grass every where there, is of an emerald green. From among the rows of tall old poplars, grey-trtinkcd svca- mores, and ancient elms, the neat w'hite cottages, and stately dwellings of tho citizens are seen peeping. The gardens, too, are slocked with roses, lilies, helio- tropes, verbenas, and t-very variety of flowers with marble vases, tiny foun- tains, and small latticed bowers covered with creeping vines and fragrant honey- suckles. There are sights of beauty all around nnd every musical sound of na- ture, from the sea, river, waterfall, trees, winds, birds and insects, while the air is heavy with the aroma of the flowers. I stood at evening, on the day I men- tion, among the white lilies, that were profusely blooming watched the tiny fore evening, as they fluttered their rest- less wings over the lily-bells, drinking in, as the night-dew fell, the nectar lying deep in those sweet chalices. I had watched the honey-bees, as they also ceived a. reply, couched in terms of courteous sympathy, stating Unit James had met with a severe accident, had been dangerously ill, was much better, at the time the letter was written, and would soon start for home and sooc another telling her, that "he had started on his way." As Lily was seated, drooping over her work.one morning, thinking of her absent lover, and hoping soon to welcome him home, she saw a gentleman enter, with a step, a face pale and haggard, and one arm in a a slin.tr. It was James As soon as James was fully recovered, the gentleman, on whose estate he had' been employed, sent (IT him tngo to New Orleans, where he assisted him in estab- lishing a music store. In this business, James succeeded bejond his most san- guine expectations, the second busi- ness year, saw him still increasing in prosperity; and happy io the prospect of his marriage at last, with the devoted girl, who had stood by his side, sustain, ing and cheering him, in those darli hours of osrony and misfortune, by her steadfast affection, and bctctifnl example. Their wedding day was fixed in June. She wrote him, that "she not strong nnd well any more." The Doctor thought a change from the pea air, would benefit her health, "so, dear James, I will go back when you return, with She was indeed drooping. The roses of fever burned in her cheeks, her eves grew large and histriously bright, a'nd the blue veins in her hands and temples seemed to show plainer as she grew weaker. When James nrrvcd, he found Lilv stretched upon her nick-bed, prostrated by a severe hemorrhage of the lungs.and he knew full well that she was fading forever away. Eight weeks she ed, but he never left her side. All clay he sat beside her, fmining her when the fever-was else. net IIL'UU.HIIK. o d love still in Ins eyes-but ing her hair, and of'en holdin- her changed by sorrow and sickness in all an infant to his bosom. At nidit he in an easy chair, seated by her bed- side, never seeming wearied, but pleased at tin thought lhat be could be near her, to cherish and care for her, while she James _ "Yes Lily, I have fell 'from his lips, as she moved to his side, seated him tenderly in a chair, and kissed his pale cheeks and lips. '-Lily, darling, I have he moaned out, "but see I lived. It was a lovely evening in the month of June, when Lilia lav, like the broken of the parted, her voice was i V UlUC VVUS my business, and your support and pro- husky, ihe lids drooped ove- the lovine TPPf ____ i- t _ ft tection, darling, is gojie, and see, I have left to mo but two fingers on my left fair brow, and the death eyes, big drops of sweat stood upon her hand. Would to God that I had died Why did I live How can I live to lilies, and then to honeysuckle flowers and, after gathering pollen from each upon their tiny feet, I saw them wing their way home to the hive. I had seen the sun, that evening, ns he slowly sank behind the Western range of hills, wrapped in a mantle of crimson and the burden of his bitter cry, as he saw Lily's cheek turn pale, and the convul- sive trembling of her white lips. "Poor James 1 sit down by me, and tell me how all this and she drew his head down to her shoulder, clasping him round the neck with one from the L a bridal veil of gaaze and mist, spangled with silver, floating about her and, as she rose, threw back her veil and stepped out in her glory in the sky, with her royal reti- nue of stars and suns, and the fixed stars like sentinels standing to gnard her silver track across the heavens, I saw the roses and lilies of the garden, drop their grace- pride of the world, the country so loved by millions of the oppressed in the years gone by. -Let our people pause before they turn from the Union. It h snid that blessings brighten as they take their aod as they yield to the solicitations of traitors in Delaware, thev will find that the burdens now considered too grevions to be borne, will be light as him, ns a soothes a sick child, until the heart spa__ had passed, and then he told her. "At first, Lily, I had the typhoid fever. I could not write to you, myself, and I did not want to dictate to any ooe else for, I thought that every day I would get better, but instead I zrew worse aiid weaker, until I could neither have written or dictated at all, and the fever had run the ad- upon lip, cheek and brow. hue rested t vice to get better. I was just able to sit up in my chair, and one. day, pot a pencil and paper to write to yon Mv servant, seeing me so much stronger, went out on some errand, leaving me sitting before the wood-fire in the fire-place. I remcm- f i i j iii.. ui'-itm-u ui, an, ana uie lever nac fill heads, as though bowing obeisance its contse. Then, I. be-an under beiore the presence of Her Imperial Ma-( jesty. There was a grandeur, and a beauty pervading all the earth, and hea- vens, too, that night. I gathered some of the lilies in my stepped with them into a neighbor's house, where, like the broken lilies of the garden, a young girl was lying, fading, droopir.g, dyins: here my story commences. Her name was Lelia Addison. I well re- member her, as a quiet, thoughtful a holy light in her "meek, brown placid fore- head, white as snow, with the blue veins clearly showing through the transparent skin, and her mouth, sweet in its repose, but alive, and, quivering under every emotion. She was the eldest of four children, and when in her thirteenth year, her mother sickened aud nicJ. liefore her death, she called Lelia to her bed- "James said she, speaking with dif- ficulty. "Well, darling "I am very cold He shuddered like one in ague. They covered her cold feet; ther. the room was still again. The moonlight lay full and rich upon the carpet, and I held in my hand the broken lilies, whose perfume now filled the room. She looked up at me, nnd then at the them then dropped them upon the pillow be- side her. "James darling I" "I am dying grieve God does a Httle while, with patience, James. You will come soou. shall be (here. Kiss me." across the mocnliglit, between tl For Ihe Hn.l Ailycrllicr. TO JENNIE. BY j. s. Ji. Fair Jennie in the grand imrtijrre Of thought I wander tlicrc to find Some single floweret of Hit mind, To the soul's interpreter. The starworl of the bower slmll b? Tho pymUol of the thought I lirvatlie And pocsie shall round it wreathe Its purple fringed tapestry. About iis golden disc I see The fairest colors, sweetly- blent, As in far-off firmanjcnt The rainbow's tiat-tunj meets the sea. The earth, the" air, the sea, the sky, Combine to give it loveliness; And queenly in its ovrii address, It lifts to heaven a royal eye. Bo round thy heart the varied ch.irms Of youth aud beauty, grace and truth, Will keeplhue in perpetual youth, The while thy life's stern toil disarms. And hope and happiness are given To lead thy thoughts to things above, While winred as the carrier-dove, Faith bears life's promise up to heaven. The shell sings ever of the And so thy varied charms but speak Of yon fair clime we daily seek, And, as we muse, we think of thee. And, as we watch thee, then we say, That where thoii goest thou will take, The fragments of the hearts that break Because of thee, upon the way. LotTsx GKOVE, Aug. 10, ISG'l. African Exploration. A letter from Dr. Livingstone's Afri- A Reign of Terror." I Decision of the Government regard- Certain traitorous scoundrels, who nre I JDg bribed by the Confederate robbers of the The following letter has junt been des- South to go nbotil in our cities and towtis patched to Butler by Ike Secretary undiir the guise of milk-sop iihilniithrop- WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 1861. important question of the proper disposition to be made of fugi- tives from servic-e in Slates in insurrec- ists, nnd tn.leavor to create among the ignorant at the Xorth by prophesying a "military despotism1' and a "reign of terror" ns the real intent, of our rulers, will do well to stop their trca- sonuble work at once, and seek the s.oci- j tlon tho Federal government, to ety of the armed rebels with whom thev -vou llLIVC direcied my ottcn- sympathize, us soon as )otlcl' of Jlll7 30th, has re- blc. The loyal People are to i most attentive consideration, have their eves opened to the poison i IL (iesirc of the President that these cowardly wretches are distilling. a11 tlie States and if they do not give up tip ir dastard- j -7 n'sl'ccted maintained. The ly business fair warning, they may now> prosecuted on the part of the possibly discover that "ureifTii of is a war for the as far as they are themselves concerned fur l''c preservation of all the is not impracticable. constitutional rights of States, and the Since the war is now an established I t'itizelis uf theS'.atesiu theUnion. Hence nce te war is now an established I au enon. ence fact and an unalterable necessity, all the can arise as to fugitives from cowardly peace petitions ir, the world i ?fcrv'L? wittjin States and territories will not put an end to it until the rebels i authority of the Union is fully of the South are either or exterminated. The infamous conduct of the rebels themselves has fairly forced the ___ i t .1. acknowledged. The ordmnry forms of judicial proceed- ings which be respected by military mighty Xorth to this decision and the cinl will suffice for the loyal people are faithfully offering their i legal claims. But in lives and fortunes for their country, like wholly or partially tinder insurrec- so many Brothers forfeiting their'all of "jjl.lar-v control where lire laws of the earthly goods to avenge' an insulted i liu-t' States are so far opposed and re- in'othtr. We all know" that war is, at i slslcd lllat be effectually en- best, a tcirible evil but by pni-suintr u j !t is oljnotis that the rights de- sensible, prudent, and patriotic course i.'i ll'e execution of those laws unison, we may avoid many of its more mlls.t fail and it is equally severe inflictions. It is every man's in- i the rights de-pendent on the can Expedition, duted at the Comoro prate their insidious terest to do all in his power to preserve j laws Slates within which military a perfect ui.ily of action and sentiment "Ignitions aro conducted must be neces- among the pe'ople of the North, as such -suni? to the military exi- unity will -jive the Adiainistraiion all the j ?eilc-L's created by the insurrection, if not moral aid it requires to curry out. its forfeited, by the treasonable con- great measures unimpeded, and obviate '.llc lianii's owning them, all necessity for its exercise of what may i Tu llliji general rule the rights to ser- be called "arbitrary j VIa's ca" form no exception. The act If, however, rebel mercenaries are per- Congress approved August 6ih, 18GI, di-clures that it persons held to service Islands April rives the fjllawiim- nc allowed to delude the weak minded with l''e 'HlhliL' Mreets if avowc'd truitor3 are A hostility to the U.ii- cbiint of count of the progress of the esplora equivocating peace-peti-ions if the sllil" be s, the rights to their services and such persons shall tocratie gamblers of Wall street are tol- I be therefrom. It follows of "We have np the Rovuma about l erated in their schemes to cripple the no claim can be recojrnized thirty miles in the steamer. The ap- i finances of the Government because they y tllc authorities of the Union pearanct of the bants showed that 'it i cannot swindle it if blasphemous seccs- l? services of such persons wheu fugi- had fallpn rpc.'pnili.- .-.T- i sion rlcrcvmnn nt-o tives. had fallen recently four or five feet; and i sio" clergymen are suffered to vent while cutting wood, on the loth and 16th treason in the very pulpit.and 'hen A more difficult question is presented of March, it fell seven inches iu twenty- hold public ln rwsnr-Pf to r----- four hours. This was rather a serious w'' raaUe e meetings with the purse-proud ln to persons escaping from the .'ho sympathize with them, then service masters. It is quite ap- in an unknown river. We had we s'la" have o 1 ''ar.ent Ulilt l'le 'au's the Stale, under liishop McKenzic and one of his clergy-! terror" before the, war is over; for t'ie services of such fugitives men on board, aud the others were wait- these brands of treason in our midst will ca" ljc must needs be wholly, or ing at Johnston. We began to fear thai so certainly breed disaffection among the wholly, suspended as to the reme- we proceeded much further up the er the i'ionecr might be unable to get if river down again before the rainy seas get soil in December nest, which would delay the, missionary party nearly a whole vear i of tiie nation. Treasonable journals will i i j U IH Ull Ji LUC I n, y, VWJ more ignorant, that it will become a mat- dlcs -v lllQ and the military ter of sheer necessity with the necessitated by it; and it is merit to adopt the most stiingent mea- j ecln.ally apparent that the substitution of suresfor its own protection and the pood mllitar.v judicial measures, lor the en- of such claims, must be atten- n.11 fell the Dpith uno-pl his wect voice was So we determined to "return to 'the seo bo piremptorily suppressed, and ihfir j b-v embarrass- at once, take them up the Shire, and editors imprisoned; all suspected, lnellt-santl Under these cireum- thence explore and her cvelids slowly she gasped add all was over. Beautiful had been her life, and beautiful was her denth. _ Amid such a blossoming of the flowers ui me iiuwtrs ber of a strange feeling coming: over me, of Earth, in the glorious effulgence of that I could not hold my pencil, and that the moonlight, through the balmy sum- side, blessing the girl with every blessing, and charging her with the motherly care of the three "little ones and with every everything seemed swimming about me. I remember nothing more for weeks.__ I had fallen forward iu a faint, that day, into the fire my fever returned, and 1 was taken up so badly burned thar my right arm had to be amputated at the shouldei, and I had only the thumb and little fiuger left to my left hand. Oh he moaned, "to come ho.tie so to you.' I had better have died darline." through the balmy, sum- mer nir, upon the angel's bosom, her spirit passed into the "regions of the blessed." James sat like a room was filled with people, bat, with his eyes riv- eted upon the girl's face, he totally unconscious of any presence save the and when her lasi sigh passed, and the silence of the room was broken bv ihe will be the path into the Lake. The na- even, uf disloy.ilty, will be arresied summarily dt-alt with the whole country will virtually be placed under martial lives all say that it comes out of .Vyassa, we shall have tin- scenes of which is a month beyond the highest i Devolution over again. point. A few days farther than the remains with ihs people to decide it seems cpiite clear that the substantial rights of loyal masters will be best protected by receiving such fugitives, the French rrom masters, into the service of the Limed Stares, and employing them Pioneer went, at the town of Dondc, whether the Government shall be forced under such organizations and in such oc- cupations as circumstances may suggest chief of the Alukonda, the river, they say, to this dire necessity. Shall we, by our Of conre a record should be becomes narrow and very deep, flowing between high rocky Somuaffirmed positively that a canoe could go up all the way aud into ZSyassa. "The scenery on the Rovnma much j uncompromising unity and patriotic de- j 'icllt' showing the name and description votioD to our cuumry] insure a short and of fntr'tives, the name and the charac- "j; victorious war, that will leave us with our ler (us Io-val or disloyal) of the master, U fppt fin 1 f _ ,1 .1 and SUoll frlpts'nc on the necks cf our enemas, and the 11, our liberties, atid our credit uniiii- "Xo no God has sna _ I sobs that bust frnm every heart he James don't say turned his eyes, looked at the people in- 1 yonr life for some wise j i-- surpasses that on the lower Zambesi _ paired or shall we permit our ranks to In an hour afler leaving the mangroves demoralized by rebel mercenaries and and such facts'as may be necessary to a correct uudi rstanding of the circutistan- ces of each case, after tranquillity shall ive been restored. Upon the return of we enter a charming country, with a the Administration not only Peru'f. Congress will doubtless properly beautiful range of Hell-wooded hills on compelled to temporize the war for i'rov'de for all thu persons thus received cither side of the river. These ridges j Ullt to guard against the migralei'ul "ilisaf-' tllc service of the Union, and for perhaps 250 feet high near the sea, fec'ion, traitorously rjdiiced, inniig- j :l cjtnpensation to the loyal masters. bccsming lusher as s'retdi inland, .urpose. must not repine, even at j liis head down, close'to the dead "trijl'" heavy misfortunes. Don't talk so any more.' face, giving one low, bitter cry ''Lily respect ana all watcli.uluess over her I "But Lily do voa reiliro fprr' I Lii-v'. -V011 "le'l'" "noor who was fast sinking into 1 blciUsto That I rinnc, T ,'S ln snph i OIL ii is i.u mL A nat 1 cannot work nnv hor'o n3 _ i i-iifii !u il seem, can the duly ami .safety of the government and _ ........_..............._ Ulis! Ihe '''.-''is "f "11 be fully reconciled and feet. There is an abunda'nce of the I question, and "uct the an- j vuluablc woods, as ebony, the largest we swcr his good sense returns. The Uov- i tlicn-'forc consider yourself qninngiy, then back again, bowina about from the' j thev attain an uhhudt! uf nearly u thotis- nratinj; a ''military Let every loyal nsk degradation by his intemperance. With the resolution and energy belonging to rir.er years, that child gave herself to the difficult task imposed upon her. Alt! more, for I have second mv head un i nu rt iej 11- i pres'sinf n is warm ins m cnfh 0-.. p, That I cannot work any hcr's il t his ?oic" d wN, a Laid llc'lV-T bils Cfrloil'lT j your future action '-J- ronse her ha T WOOd rcscmblil'ff We saw ample of imprudent to trai-ors rCSPeCt ,to ,fuirUlvcs frora service by ronsener nom mat Sflliil sleep. Bnt some fine snecies of thn i it ;be principles herein staterl nnri ,rill fwr, or no hands I cannot cherish a left to step by step she ft-lt herself falling in 'he social scale, she persevered in lur endea- vors husbanding their narrow income, cheerfully performing the household drudgery, and, spending nil her leisure protect, I she was far away, dud fainting :hi wiffl. of his head f, II her face nn.st 1, e a helpless burden upon my _his black hair, faliinx over ani 1 hat I have no right on some fine species of the fustic dvewood. i but os it intibt be 1 A number of cultivate1] patches as ri is lnx now, so to clnsp about yon, for you to lean upon through life Oh! Li'ly, had I not better nave died it is belter as it is. Yon .he white lilies the where she j (luce, except perhaps slaves, ever straws when compared with those which accomplished. be inflicted upon them by the "Con- Her beautiful, devoted moments, in teaching "the children" llieiri must not talk'about it nnv radimental lessons. Finding, at the age conie to me, nnd let of their income, was all spent, and that the entire support of the family was devolving upon her, she set herseff at learning a business, which was so federate States of America. But, I mnst close. nny use of this letter TOD can do so, and permit me to conceal my real name by the fictitious one of "LISLE trncted A number of colored persons i.'s-c rived from fled to oj.rapc tiip llie Tt-rmcKsce nii'h.-.r-itif? of f colored mrn be-twcc-n the of eigh- teen snd fifty-five for liic army, and of oil wonyn who fit fcrricc for camp and Thpy M.cte thnt the irnprowtif-M rmiiep. cfi cn that very few roc-npHJ. ulio rn; here lied In nbn'Kir.n cvcrvi liirijr, come of thptn corridor-able prnprrt'y f hoy   we got away from the coast, but were poor, nnd evidently oppressed bv tin- whore they laul her. he placed a i 'Their lo tli.il of t.ni.a tin- .Man ttrrur. servants 'I pcnci-fnl in the innise or field, o- w il in any way enronrape such leave the lawful service of m w l maste s; nor will yoti.except in cases n- t- c i 'vlicre tlle saftiv may seem to re- c.i CncuKms.-iomcpeo. it, prercm by nature. x re- of with tM wifenf June. aro.l vOiia A'Mis.n .Uiil-dii-d nrs. I-'iery voar i? "T liny wp pet Io sea nil a aonki-v s.'.ouai be iii.'rr r ror.. Mr upon n-; -r; and mt n. except wore duivn wall !e- rcvou giriai c j K'rk. n iin si if rifi He I.r frcshrs! fio-. t'' p ii.'v 11 him, bat, ho Ml it b'ripf: lh.it ?ft her a nmrriciJ. fT) rny (In! lias btcn "-I'- L'''in. nncl o h'T fur v, ;cn our c-ili pnriirs now fnliy retnrnt-ij, nft'.-r thai. fosiTf rs r-f )'-fl to '.v F. M If: 1A.M A7Ir.v-AI, c-sinn-'d. very rospoetifullv, your cut, Sninv CAMERON. tv-< rrt..rv of War. n. P.. F. CU.TI. lin.1 IK'purtmc'M of Vo., I-'orin-ss Monroe. A--; York, Alice arrived failed on for New of Mjp.ir. She on the 25i 11. _ here this 21s! July York, with 210 by Capt. W beinjr inkrn _ find of ilif arc) n pirate pn'. ;ho Mary Alice, with orders i.o" to C I; mips.! or Wilrnincion. -vis n-.-ap'iirf'J hy the S. fri- on Hip the pirate bc-ir.c irai.'ferrfd lolhe tt'abni-h __ prppirinp pnpprs to send tho Alic-.-jn York, nrid with the latter in Itvv Wabnsh captnrtd the n-hich had no hailing port aboot 180 tons, pkinl- carrying three and a iWSPAPERI   

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