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War Ended--peace Begun

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a inenn, wno vvas wtn General GnDt imniediately after the capitulation cf Lee, relates to ua a oonversation whioh that brave and modest soldier had with his wife and a staffofficor at City Point " Well, General," said the latter " you will go up to Richmond to-raarrow I suppose?" " No," said Grant, I have a day'a work in Washington, and then 1 want to go on with Mrs. Grant to New Jersey and see the cbildren." " Whal's to be done at Washington ?" was the astoniahod reply ■ ' ono would think you'd like to see the insido of the city you hnvo been poundïnat fur a yoar." Said the General ■ 1 hy, we must stop the draft ; let the siok soldiers that can travel home, and paid off and sent to their Inends, and begin cutting down expenBes. Il there is any more fighting to do we have more than men enougk todo 1 1. The General went to Washington, aa he had planned, making no tnumphal entry into Richmond, stopped tho draft, put the sick soldiers in the way of getting home-nursing, set the War Department at redueing expenses, and then hastened to ]?urlington with Mrs. Grant to " see tho children." Ho had hardly called by tlie news of the asgassination oí the President. His return to Washington froni North Carolina, where Johnston's surrendür to General Sherman makes tho assuranee of peace doub lysure. is signaleed by similar orders, all tending to lift oñ the people the gncvous burdens of war- orders for retrenehing expendí' tures, stopping manufactures of arms, discharging convaleacent soldiors, caDcoling the charters of needless vessek, and whatever else the sacred writer prefigured in that vi?ion of a people beating their swords into ploughahares and their spears iato prun. mg hooks it the dawn of the last days, wben with peace under the vine and fig! tree, natii.ns shall no Jonger lift up tha svvord agaiust nations, and the peopla loara war no mom V ir xvu The Pink Fokksts ov Nobth Carolina.- ïho school boys all know tbat there are vast pine forests in North Carolioa, aad that the (urpontino interests are vory great. Tho tnarch of tho armies into the interior opens tbis field of enterprise. There are many Northern men there already interesied in this business. The pitoh is caught in quart wooden bowls each tree yielding four boxes during the eeason. One barrel of pitoh yiulds about five gallons of turpentine, the residue makes rosin of various gradea. The stilüug costs seventy-five oents a barrel. A good still will distill fifty barreis a day. Bárrele can be bought for one dollar, coopera nnd timber being plenty. The price of turpentine and ■osin varios, but the above figures show, ;o an euterpiising man, how muoh oan 30 inade at tllis husinnaa


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