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NEWPORT, SATURDAY, OCT. 3,…

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NEWPORT, SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 1857. THE retreat of the "Ten Thousand" has fur- nished one of the brightest episodes in the wide world's story. Told in Xenophon's bril- liant words, how many a noble mind has it de- lighted 1 how many a brave heart has it electri- fied ? We have hung over the details in our youth we have recurred to then in our man- hood. We have fancied we heard the ringing oftheshields; that the shouts of the war song had not entirely died avay and the grand spectacle ever remained of the great dominancy of mind of one master spirit thinking for, acting for, and saving the lives of thousands. Amid the Indian horrors there will still be found bright spots, on which the future historian may rest, and give details to future generations, to show what an heroic race can effect, when left to its own sole and indomitable resources. It is true there has been found no Xenophon to lead weak bodies through numerous and savage hordes. There were no retreats" to make, but there wa ground to be held, positions to be maintained and a courage shown that no difficulty or danger could appal. The "great rebellion" came like the fiery bolt from Heaven, without a single black spot to declare the surcharge of the densely settled cloud. Officers, in their sleep, sunk under the assassins' volley-women, in their loneliness, worse than massacred, by fiends in human shape-and far-off imbeciles and worse, charged with the government of an empire which they knew not how to handle and which they allowed to fall from their feeble hands. Nothing remained but self and self- reliance, and proud in all our misery and woe are we to say that ENGLISHMEN have known how to keep their own, amid all the raging billows of Hell, if we may so speak. They have confronted danger, when Hope shrieked and sighed farewell, and wives fell by husbands' hands when a fate worse than death was im- pending over them. Such a people ere made to rule and to think of depriving them of the Eastern sceptre, has, and will be found, nothing .Ea. more than an oriental dream. We have kept much, aud will recover all. The magnificent army that has left our shores, once upon the soil of Hint^staa» will reach every beleaguered station, and, a. s an -example must be made-aye, that even a Tan.. \edane would inflict, and at the mention of which India for centuries to come will stand appalled- Delhi must be razed. and the ploughshare made to pass over where her proud mosques and minarets now stand. This done, order must be sought for out of chaos, and never were the talents of the statesman more wanted, or more loudly called for. The govern- ment of an empire has to be remodelled and re-constructed. The India Company has utterly failed in its mission-it is a thing of other days-an incubus that has pressed heavily on the body politic, and all but crushed vitality out of it. It sought to make India its feeding farm, and its greatest eftorts were to keep the Queen's subjects from the rich fields conquered by their blood. The cause of the mutiny of a whole army must be minutely and narrowly scanned and, above all, it must be made patent to the world whether foreign intrigue had any- thing to do in inciting the Sepoy to revolt. What Karamain, the truth-telling and eloquent Russian historian, has written, should be remem- bered in Downing-street, if heard, only to be forgotten, in Leadenhall-street. The object and character of our military policy," says Ka- ramain, has invariably been to seek to be at peace with everybody, and to make conquests without war always keeping ourselves on the defensive placing no faith on the friendship of those whose interests do not accord with our own and losing no opportunity of injuring them, without OSTENSIBLY breaking our treaties with them."

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