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go on undisturbed in their usual labors.  In the North, the case is different; the men who join the army of subjugation are the laborers, the producers, and the factory operatives.  Nearly every man from that section, especially those from the rural districts, leaves some branch of industry to suffer during his absence.  The institution of slavery in the South alone enables her to place in the field a force much larger in proportion to her white population than the North, or indeed any country which is dependent entirely on free labor.  The institution is a tower of strength to the South, particularly at the present crisis, and our enemies will be likely to find that the “moral cancer,” about which their orators are so fond of prating, is really one of the most effective weapons employed against the Union by the South.  Whatever number of men may be needed for this war, we are confident our people stand ready to furnish.  We are all enlisted for the war, and there must be no holding back until the independence of the South is fully acknowledged.—­Montgomery (Ala.) Adv.


A procession of several hundred stout negro men, members of the “domestic institution,” marched through our streets yesterday in military order, under the command of Confederate officers.  They were well armed and equipped with shovels, axes, blankets, &c.  A merrier set never were seen.  They were brimful of patriotism, shouting for Jeff.  Davis and singing war songs, and each looked as if he only wanted the privilege of shooting an Abolitionist.

An Abolitionist could not have looked upon this body of colored recruits for the Southern army without strongly suspecting that his intense sympathy for the “poor slave” was not appreciated, that it was wasted on an ungrateful subject.

The arms of these colored warriors were rather mysterious.  Could it be that those gleaming axes were intended to drive into the thick skulls of the Abolitionists the truth, to which they are wilfully blind, that their interference in behalf of Southern slaves is neither appreciated nor desired; or that those shovels were intended to dig trenches for the interment of their carcasses?  It may be that the shovels are to be used in digging ditches, throwing up breastworks, or the construction of masked batteries, those abominations to every abolition Paul Pry who is so unlucky as to stumble upon them.—­Memphis Avalanche, Sept. 3.

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