Waifs from Washington VII. Typ-orthography In this column, Umos touches on several topics, including his troubles with spelling and Classic languages and his inability to understand certain elements of women's dress. Umos's remarks on women's dress lead him to a discussion of the worries in Virginia about obtaining clothing caused by the tensions between North and South. Umos reprints some of the advice to women that appeared in the Richmond Whig. Umos ends his column by reprinting an letter from "Malakoff" that appeared in the New York Times about an American citizen who was imprisoned for refusing to be drafted into French military service. Umos offers his personal commentary on the situation.