Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization / Volume IX, Issue 432 / Title Contents
Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization / Volume IX, Issue 432
New York: Harper's Magazine Co, April 8, 1865
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Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1865
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THE WEIGHT OF THE FEDERAL ARMIES.
The armies of the Union are bearing down heavily upon Richmond — the great military centre upon which the revolutionists have drawn back for their last
is the work assigned to Johnston. But it is a work to which his force is inadequate. Indeed how can Lee expect Johnston to defeat Sherman while he must confess himself unable to defeat Grant. As Sherman pushes forward, flanking Johnston out of Raleigh and completing the siege of Richmond, the choice is given to Lee either to fight against terrible odds or to capitulate.
Saturday, April 8, 1865
OUR RELATIONS WITH ENGLAND.
IT is a very instructive recreation to compar
himself within the rebel lines, would not unhesitatingly trust himself to the slaves. The reason of this is plain enough. It is that men love liberty and not slavery. It is that, despite the blissful friendship in which the "kind masters" and "happy slaves" live, a man wishes to own himself, and does not wish another man to sell his wife or his daughter. Therefore, says the Richmond Whig, as the slaves constantly want to run away to freedom, and the vile North will not send them back again, and
GEN. SHERMAN'S ARMY.
We continue in this week's issue our illustrations of General Sherman's march through the Carolinas. Not the least interesting of these will be the portraits which we are able to give of General Barnum and Colonel Poe.
Brigadier-General H. A. Barnum entered the service as a private of the Twelfth New York Regiment. With this regiment, having been promoted to the rank of Captain, he served in the several campaigns of the Army of the Potomac. — After the battle of Malver
of a brigade of the Ninth Corps, which he accompanied to the West in the spring of 1863. In the movement on Knoxville he acted as Chief Engineer of the Twenty-third Corps. He took a prominent part in defense of Knoxville against Longstreet. He it was who constructed Fort Sanders, which was held against the rebel assault of November 29. In all of Sherman's campaigns since the spring of 1864 Colonel Poe has acted as Chief Engineer on his staff. — He is now Brevet Colonel in the Regular Army.
seeking places of safety, some removing goods, and others carrying food to their families."
In Rochester alone the loss is estimated in millions. Very curiously this freshet was predicted by a citizen, Lyman B. Langworthy, in 1850. He said that the Genesee, in consequence of the encroachments upon its right of way to the Lake, would at some time inundate the central and lower portions of the city; and under the corner-stone of the Court-house there was deposited a memorandum of his prediction
Mrs. Dobb was almost crying with vexation.
"James," said she, "how could you sit so quietly and let that horrid man insult you in that way?"
"Why, my dear, it wouldn't have done any good to talk back at him. You don't suppose I could keep up with an Irishman's tongue, do you?"
"Well — he had no business."
"Certainly not; none whatever. But how are we to get back? that's the present question. I'm about tired out."
"Oh, let me row!" cried Mrs. Dobb, brightening up instantly. "Do, James
THE HOMES OF THE POOR.
Oh! the homes we give the poor!
In the alleys damp and grim,
Where all noisome vapors swim,
In the cellar-caves that drink
Poison from the sewer and sink,
Are the homes we give the poor.
See the homes we give the poor:
Filed to weary, dangerous heights,
Toward heaven's cold and pitiless lights,
Chilled above by wind and snow,
While the fire-fiend lurks below —
See the homes we give the poor.
Are they homes we give the poor?
Danger sits by every
Kate observed that she did not think the renowned Timbs was well, or in his usual spirits. "Poor old man!" she added, "I feel sorry for him."
Tulloch seemed uneasy at this. How was it that persons earning their daily bread with uncertainty should look down upon and compassionate a millionaire like Timbs?
Then Kate sat down to the piano, and sang us some Scotch and Irish ballads with simple pathos, and in just the rich sweet voice you might expect from her.
We returned in an omnibus that
THE FLOOD IN ROCHESTER — VIEW OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF BUFFALO STREET. [Photographed by Bacon & Taylor, Rochester.]
FLOOD IN MOUND CITY, ILLINOIS — A STREET SCENE. [Sketched by Adam Rohe.]
"HAPPY HOLLOW," NEAR MOUND CITY, ILLINOIS. [Sketched by Adam Rohe.]
THE FLOOD IN ROCHESTER — VIEW OF ANDREW STREET BRIDGE. [Photographed by J. W. Maser, Rochester.]
LEANDRO GOMEZ'S HEAD-QUARTERS, PAYSANDU.
THE WAR IN SOUTH AMERICA.
Notwithstanding the intensity of interest with which we await the developments of our own
MONTEVIDEO, THE CAPITAL OF URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA.
civil war, we can not be indifferent to the more distant conflict in which Brazil is engaged against the South American Republics of Paraguay and Uruguay. The cause of this will be best understood by a brief retrospect of the last two years. During that time Uruguay, which touch
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THE HYGIENE OF NEW YORK CITY.
Senatorial Investigating Committee (to Mr. T―, the Health Officer). "Do you know, Sir, what Hygiene is?"
Health Officer. "Oh yes! I know Hygiene. It's the effluvia arising from stagnant water, the consequences of which is disease!"
[The Committee look astonished, and the Health Officer, suspicious of a blunder, adds: "Oh, I don't understand Greek!"]
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