The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, September 08, 1866, Image 2

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Convention emanating spontaneously
Jrom Uio grout nines of tlio people. I
trust iiml hoio that my futuro fiction
may bo such that younnil thoConventlon
yon represent may not regret tho assur
ance of conlUluucu you havo expressed.
Before separating, my friends, ono ntul
all, commlttco and strangers, please ac
cept my sincere thanks for the klml
manifestations of regard anil respect
you Imvo exhibited on this occasion. I
repeat tlmt I Blmll always continue to
bo guided by a conscientious conviction
of duty, nnd that always gives me cour
age, under tho Constitution, which I
have inndo my guide.
At tho conclusion of tho President's
remarks, threq enthusiastic cheers were
given for Andrew Johnson, and thrco
more for General Grant. Tho Prcsldont
and General Grant then retired arm-in-arm,
Hnd were immediately followed
by the committee and andiencc.
Ii;.00I8UUltO, RATUKDAY, HV.1T. 8, lsoa.
Tun Republican of this placo finds It
Impossible to control or curb Its disposi
tion to slander. Even General Grant
cannot cscapo ita venom. In an nrticle
in this week's issue it is falsely asserted
that General Grant, is a Radical. But
what is If posslblo still worso and more
Uisultlug to the General and thocountry
Is the assertion by tle Republican that
"Grant owes everything to Wash
burne," a Radical member of Congress
from Illinois. The Republican, so far
as' wo are informed, Is the first paper in
the North which' has attempted to de
cry and disparage tho merits of our most
illustrious general. The public are in
formed by this patriotic stay-at-home
editor that Grant is tho creature of a
politician. They are told that nothing
Is due to his pure patriotism, his unri
valled strategy, and indomitable valor.
Such languago Is most becoming and
appropriate from tills editor, if what
wo liavo heard bo true. Refusing to
bear arms himself, refusing to permit
young men In his employ to enlist, and
further, refusing to contribute money
to pay a bounty to volunteers until a
raid was made upon his olllce by ids
subscribers for tho purpose of discon
tinuing Ids puper, wo can well con
ceive tho gusto with which ho embraces
every opportunity to malign nnd abuse
General Grant. Let tho soldiers 'who
fought under our gallant and distin
guished hero remember that tho Colum
bia County Republican has thus assailed
the reputation and character of their
favorite general.
At n meeting of tho Conferees of the
Counties of Bradford, Columbia, Mon
tour, Sullivan, and Wyoming, compos
ing tho Thirteenth Congressional Dis
trict of Pennsylvania, held at the Ex
change Hotel, in this place, on tho sixtli
instant, there were pre-out
RradordC. S. Russell, Edward
Hcrrick, Jr.
Columbia Hon. J. M'Rcynolds, E.
Montour 3. W. Miles, J. C. Ammcr
man. Sullivan G. D. Jackson, J. S. Dee
gun. Wyoming R. R. Little, C. D. Gcnr-hart-.
Hon. John M'Rcynolds was called to
tho chair, and 0. S. Russell was chosen
On motion of Mr. Miles tho Hon,
William El well was unanimously nomi
nated a scandldatc for Congress.
On motion of Mr. Jackson a commit
tee of two was appointed to wait upon
judge Jewell nnd inform him of hi;
. t it . .. ...
iiuiiuuuiiuii, mm request jus acceptance
of tho snmo. Messrs. Jackson and Am
merman were appointed such commit
On motion of Mr. Hcrrick tho Con
ferenco unanimously adopted tho reso
lutions and address of tho National
Union Convention hen. at Philadelphia
on tho fourteenth of August last.
The committee appointed to wait upon
Judgo Elwell then returned with that
gentleman, who in a few brief and per
tinent remarks accepted tlio nomina
On motion it was resolved that the
next Congressional Conference meet at
Dauville, 011 tho Thursday following
tho first Monday in September, 1808.
On motion tho proceedings were or
dercd to bo published in tho Democratlt
aud Conservative papers of tlio District
(Signed) J. M'Rv.ynoi.ds,
C. S. Russuu,,
Pursuant to tho call of tho chair.
man of tlio Republican Standing Com
niitteo, tlio Convention assembled at tho
Court House, In Bloomsburg, on Wed
nesday, tho tlftli of September, 18CC. at
ono o'clock l'.M.
, On motion Jonas Hnynian, of Green
wood Township, was nominated as
President of the Convention.
On motion Captain C. G. Jneksou, of
Berwick, and Captain M. M. Brobst,of
Catawlssa, wcro appointed aud elected
On motion tho following named per
Bons, wero admitted as delegates, to wit ;
B!oomftnfhony Wltmnn, Pith-moil
John,; Borough Berwick, Captain 0. G.
Jackson, John M'Anall; Briar Creek,
Rceso M. Eck, Gideon M. Hosslcr; Bea
ver, Isaac Davis, TlllmiinRlftcnhouso;
Benton, E. M. Kline, Furmnn S. Smith ;
Borough Centralla, William M. Houg
land, Stephen Thomas ; Catawlssa, Cap
taliiM.M. Brobst, J. S. Eck; Fishing
t Creek, William B. Kcster, Jonas Doty ;
jmm; Jackson, John llimtz, T. W.
Smith; Locust, Mark Williams, George
Mnrt7,j Main, Wllllnm II. Ult, David
Yetterj Mifflin, Aaron H. Andrews,
Georgo A. Bowman ; Montour, Jacob
F.rwinc, Henry Buss ; Mount Pleas
ant, J. II. Vandorsltco, Isaac Culp 5
Orange, Wesly Bowman, Mlchnol C.
Vanco ; Pine, Richard W. Lyoti3, .Sam
uel Scattergood ; Roaring Creek, David
It. I lower, William M. Meyers; Sugar
loaf, Kara Stephens, James Roberts ;
Scott, William Chrlstman, Lott Parker.
On motion of A. Wltmnn, George II.
Wllllts, of Montour Township, M. M.
Whltmoyer, P.John, and J). A. Beckloy,
Bloom Township, were appointed Con
gressional Conferees, to meet similar
Conferees of tills district, and that they
be Instructed to support Hon. Ulysses
At this Juncture John Ilartman and
H. M. Wardln, delegated from Hem
lock, and Samuel Iloagland and Daniel
Howcr, Jr., from Franklin, claimed
seats from their respective townships.
On motion of Captain C. G. Jackson,
of Berwick, it was resolved that Jacob
Mellck, of Scott Township, and John
Ilartman, of Hemlock Township, lie
appointed Senatorial Confeiees, to meet
similar Conferees at Danville on Wed
nesday, the twelfth instant.
On motion of Samuel Scattergood, of
Pine Township, it was resolved that Dr.
Jacob Schuyler, of Bloom Township,
J. II. Ikeler, of Greenwood Township,
bo appointed Representative Conferees,
to meet similar Conferees at tho Ex
change- Hotel, In Bloomsburg, on Wed
day, tho twelfth Instant.
On motion of P. John, of Bloom
Township, It was resolved that Colonel
Samuel Knorr, of Bloom ; M. C. M'Col-
lum, of Scott; Captain C. G. Jackson,
of Berwick; EllshaIIayman,of Green
wood; Richard W. Lyons, of Pino; N.
P. John,; and Hamilton
Clark, of Franklin, bo tho Republican
Standing Committee for this county for
tho ensuing year.
Tho delegates from Roaring Creek
Township otrered the following resolu
tion :
Resolved, That n full county ticket be
mado by tins convention.
Upon which resolution P. John made
some remarks to the effect that It would
bo unwise to form a county ticket at
this time, several persons speaking in
favor of ncn'iiating a full ticket. P.
John observed to Mr. Scattergood that
to make a county ticket would jeopor
dize their chances for Congress. On a
vote being taken on tho question as to
"county ticket" or " no county ticket"
the Convention resolved that it was in
expedient to make county ticket.
On motion of John Ilartman tho Con
vention adjourned.
The resoiutio'hs, which were offered
by P. John, we will publish next week.
Tin: Democratic Conferees represent
ing tho several counties of the Fifteenth
Senatorial District met at the Forks Ho
tel, in Bloomsburg, on Tuesday, Sep
tember fourth, lSiifi. They wero as fol
lows :
Columbia Peter Billmeycr, Richard
Montour Moore, Samuel
Northumberland David B. Mont
gomery, J. Woods Brown.
Sullivan James Deegan, Michael
Upon proceeding to vote Messrs. Bill-
meyer, Fruit, nnd Montgomery voted
for Levi L. Tate, of Columbia.
Messrs. Moore, Oukes,atnd Brown vot
ed for William A. Dean, of Montour.
Messrs. Deegan and Mcylert voted for
George 1). Jackson, of Sullivan.
Successive votes were taken, and sev
eral adjournments without a result, the
vote standing as nbove, or scattered dif
ferently among the candidates, without
a majority of the whole number being
given to either.
Finally, after taking tho ono hun-
drcth vote, tho Conference adjourned
until eight o'clock in the morning of the
following day.
On Wednesday the Conferenco again
met and voted several times. At this
session Colonel Tate obtained tlio four
votes from Columbia and Northumber
land, Montour, however, voting for
ueau, ami Hinnvun for Jackson, no
nomination was ell'cctcd.
The Conferenco then ngaiu took a re
cess, and upon reassembling a uomlmi
tlonwas made by tho following vote;
lir Jackson Messrs. Moore, Oakes,
Montgomery, Deegan, nnd Mcylert 5.
J'or 'lute Messrs. Billmeycr and
rrult -.
For Dean Mr. Brown 1.
This was tho ono hundred and twenty'
flrst vote, and thereupon Georgo I)
Jackson, of Sullivan, was declared to
bo tho Democratic candidate for the
Fifteenth Senatorial District.
The Philadelphia parti-colored Con
vention commenced work on Monday.
A grand procession was formed In the
morning to escort tho Southern delega
tions to tho Union League House. It was
composed of tho "Boys in Blue," tltc
Mitlonai Union Cluh, tho lire compnu
Ies, tlio Loyal German Club, Generals
Butler, Burnsido, Governor Sprngue,
and other organizations and Individuals.
A speech welcoming the delegation was
mado by the chairman of tho commit
tee. "Jack" Hamilton answered on
behalf of tlio visitors, and then the
Convention was called to order, the
speaker using tho identical gavel used
In tho South Carolina Convention when
tho ordinance- of secession was passed.
There wore only two or tiireo colored
delegates on tlm floor, but tho hall was
formerly an establishment for negro
minstrel performances. Thomas J. Du
rant, of Louisiana, was elected chairman.
A con'iuiitteo on permanent orguiza
tlou was- appointed, and tho Conven
tion adjourned until morning. A meet
ing of tlio Northern Kadlcnls was held
simultaneously with tlio Southorn meet
tig, at tho Union Leaguo House. Gov
ernor Curtiu was elected chairman, and
a number of Stato Governors wero made
Vico-Pmldcuts. Fred Douglasi was.
proposed as one of tho Secretaries, but
ho declined in favor of Theodore Tllton.
Speeches were delivered In tho even
ing by Henry Wilson, Horaces Maynard,
Colonel Stokes, nnd others. Mr. Wil
son was Indulging in his usual abuse of
tho President when a man announcing
himself as an American soldier, declar
ed that lie would not hear the President
ovlled. Ho was promptly elected, nnd
the meeting after that was harmonious
and undemonstrative.
hi'.co.vd day's i'Koci:i:i)ix(iH.
The Southern branch of tho parti-
coled Convention of Radicals continued
their performances ot tho Negro Min
strel Hall In Philadelphia on Tuesday.
The permanent organization was com
pleted by announcing Ex-Attorney Gen
eral Speed, of Kentucky, as President,
sixteen Individuals as Vice-Presidents,
and the same number us Secretaries. A
delegation of strong-minded females,
under command of Miss Anna E. Dick
inson, entered the hall and distributed
themselves among the Vice-Presidents
on the plattnrm or the delegates on the
floor. Mr. Speed delivered a somewhat
lengthy address on taking the chair.
Committees on resolutions and on the
address of the Convention were appoint
ed. A resolution demanding tho publi
cation by President Johnson of the pro
ceedings of tho Military Commission
Investigating tho New Orleans riots,
was referred. A resolution, favoring
negro suffrage raited a storm, which did
not subside until tho President com
manded order with the secession gavel,
and the resolution was referred to the
committee for a fair hearing. Other
resolutions were ollered accepting the
Constitutional amendment, forgiving
but not rewarding secessionists, and de
claring that suffrage should be conferred
on none but tho loyal and Intelligent.
A dispatch was received saying that
General Grant and Admiral Fnrrngut
had left the Presidential party, Vhieh
was received with tho loudest applause.
Tho Convention then adjourned.
To the Snldlcra nnd Sndnrti who served In the Army
tint! A'my of thv Unittd .States during the late
J.'ebcllion .'
In pursuance of a resolution of a meet
ing of soldiers, now or lately in tho
army, held in tlds city last evening, wo
invite those of you who approve the res
toration policy of tlio President, and
the principles announced by the Nation
al Union Convention ot Philadelphia,
to assemble at Cleveland, on the seven
teenth day of September, for consulta
tion 011 tho momentous Issues now con
vulsing our country.
Wo need not argue at length the im
portance of these issues, nor your duty
to take part in their settlement, after
fivo years of fierce and destructive war
in whhjh our arms wero gloriously tri
umphant. Tho Union for which we
fought is still practically unrestored.
Why Is tills? We struggled to maintain
tlio rightful supremacy or tho general
government to conquer all who in
inns disputed Its authority, anil to
make every rebellious citizen yield to Its
laws, we hem throughout tho war
that tho Union is indissoluble and its
powers as expounded by its courts su
prcme; that 110 State can of its own
motion withdraw, or, at tlio will of its
sister States, bo excluded, and that the
duty of each State to maintain tho Un
ion nnd its right to take part in tho Gov
eminent, are alike absolute. Every ob
ject 01 tne war ever recognized uv or
known to the army or navy has been
thoroughly achieved.
Tlio Southern people, decimated, im
poverished.and subdued, have for more
than a year past abandoned the Rebel
lion, and now only ask that tho Union
for which wo fought may bo recognized
as oxistiug, and that they may bo dealt
witli as tlio Constitution and laws pre
scribe. In their anxiety to restore tlio
Union and bring harmony to its coun
cils they have gone beyond ameresilent
submission to its laws. Through their
delegates at the National Union Con
vention they solemnly renounced the
doctrines of nullification and secession
from which the war arose; repudiated
tho Rebel debt, and declared of sacred
obligation the national debt; proclaim
ed the nation pledged to the continuance
of bounties and pensions to loyal sol
diers and sailors and their families ; de
clared slavery forever abolished, and tlio
freednien entitled to equal protection
of law in person and property with
their former masters. Their platform
is not only ono of emphatic loyalty, but
it is moreover most liberal In spirit 011
all tho great Issues growing out of the
Tho character of tho men who repre
sented tho Southern States iu that Con
vention precludes us from believing this
enunciation of principles to bo Insincere.
They sent tolt their foremost statesmen,
who, llko Rives, Graham, Orr, Parsons,
Sharkey, Houston, Brockenboro', Hunt,
Manning, and Stephens, wero known
throughout tlio hind before the war as
men of tho highest character and Influ
ence. Among the fivo hundred delegates
from tho South there was not a voico
or vote dissenting from tlio resolutions
adopted by tho Convention. If tho best
of Southern peoploaro over to bo believ
ed wo must accept theso declarations us
sincere. Wo do accept them as conclu
sive evidence that a great majority of
tho Southern people, sick or war and
anarchy, and longing Air a restoration
of freo government, are ready to bear
truo allegiance to tho Constitution and
laws of tho Union.
Wo are therefore unwilling to Hce the
Southern people held longer in vassalage.
They are our countrymen, citizens of
tlio United States, who liavo Incurred
penalties, but who have rights. Those
who wilfully participated In tho Rebel
lion, and are unpardoned, are subject to
tho penalties prescribed for treason ; but
though Individuals may be tried, con
victed, and punished, communities can
not, nor can tho Stales and their people,
without a plain violation of thu Consti
tution, lio denied tlio right of represen
tation, through men personally quali
fied, in tho councils of (lie uatlou,
Tho intention of Congress seems to be
to deprive them or representation Just
as long as It suits the purposes or the
Radical party. Many assort that It will
concede tho right whenever tho Consti
tutional amendments shall have been
adopted, and each prescribed Stato shall
have ratified It; but It Is quite certain
that the amendment will not bo ratified
by three fuurtlp or the States, and there
fore that It will not bo adopted. Some,
perhaps many of thuNorthcrn Slates will
reject It, and wo cannot expect Its legal
ratification bynny of the lately Insur
rectionary States. If there wero 110
other reason why tho Southorn States
will reject It, It Is enough that It propos
es to disfranchise nearly all the men in
the South who have Influence over the
masses of tho people, if mino wero to
1)0 disfranchised except olllcers of the
Rebel nrmy, wo still would not expect
the South to adopt It, for a largo majori
ty of men In tho lately Insurrectionary
States, through compulsion or choice,
served hi tho Rebel nrmy, and their
votes alone would overwhelmingly de
feat It.
Would Union soldiers, to recover po
litical privileges, disfranchise their lead
ers, whom they love and revere for their
heroic virtues? How then can wo ex
pect Southern soldiers to disfranchise
aud degrade their old commanders? As
there Is no probability that tho amend
nient will bo ratified by three fourths
of tho States, the plan or restoration
which Congress appears to havo deter
mined on is at tiie best impracticable.
That proposed by the President and ap
proved by the National Union Conven
tion is feasible, and wo believe safe.
Wo have no fear that tho South can ever
overthrow thu Federal Government, or
ever disturb Its career of power and
glory. They will be the last of tho
States to rebel; and if they shall again
rise in insurrection the loyal people can
and will subdue, and, if need be, destroy
them. Thu Government has asserted
its power for self-preservation, and the
devastation and misery of the South
proclaim to this generation, at least, tho
crimes and terrible penalties of treason
Beholding their woes, and Contrasting
meir weakness nnd our strength we
could afford to show the confidence and
courage of magnanimity.
u might well let our vanquished op
ponents arise, and like James Fitz James
of Colluntogle Ford, staunch their
wounds and forgive their treason. But
wo are notnsked tobomagnaiiimous,but
only consistent and Just. Thiswucannot
refuse to be without a violation of tho
Constitution of our country, and a risk
ol' hs utter overthrow. Wo seek aud
will have no association in political ac
tion with men North and South who
are not avowedly, and, In our opinion,
sincerely faithful to the Constitution
and the principles for which wo fought
but if men who have taught or practised
treason now openly renounce their er
rors and maintain with us tlio true prill
eiples or our Government, wo shall not
reject their co-operation. When tho
restoration of the Union and the preser
vatlon of our form of government are
in issue, however much wo regret to
sever cherished political associations
nnd to co-operate with former enemies,
wo must prefer to act with those who
havo been wrong and are now right
rather than with those who were right
and now are wrong.
Believing that our Government I
again in peril, we appeal to you who
have fought to save it, and who hold it
dearer and more sacred than all party
ties, to come to tho rescue. Let tho sol
diers and sailors agreeing with us in
sentiment, but who cannot In person
attend, send delegates through the ac
tion of their secretary or of local con
ventions. Let us meet in force at Cleve
land, on tho .seventeenth or September,
the anniversary or tho day when tho
Constitution was proclaimed by our
forefathers, and let us aid in restoring
the Union it created and tho liberties it
was ordained to secure.
G. A. CrsT.vit, MnJ.-Gen.,
A. D. M'Cook, Maj.-Gen.,
L. H. Rossjiaix, Maj.-Gen.,
G 1:01101: Cnooic, Maj.-Gen.,
S. MKiiiMiiTHlreVjMaj.-Gen.,
Tito's. Ewixo, Jit., Brev.Maj.-Geu.,
Committeo on Address.
Washington, August W, lsdii.
Wo cordially approve the call for the
Convention, and recommend the hold
ing of local conventions to co-operate in
tho movement.
Signed by Generals Dix, Steodmnn,
Blair, Slocuni, Sickles, Granger, Couch,
Franklin, and nearly ono hundred other
Tin: "Red Republicans" are Intensely
annoyed by tlio position of General
Grant, aud arc Industriously endeavor
ing to explain away his presence at tlio
reception of the committeo appointed
by tlio Philadelphia Convention to wait
upon tho President and present him an
ofuclul copy of tho proceedings. Some
of them allego that tho General was
there by accident, nnd others thnt ho
was sent for on official business. Neither
of tlic-o statements is true, although It
Is not doubted that tho General was in
vited to attend.
The editor of tho A'eies was presont as
a member of the committee, and knows
tho fact that General Grant took part In
tho proceedings from choice. This was
manifest from his wholo conduct. Ho
entered tho East Boom after the com
mittee, and after tho President had taken
his position, and was careful to mako his
way through tho crowd nnd take his
placo by tho shin of tho President, grasp
ing his hand cordially as ho did so, It
Is Idle for tho revolutionists to count on
Grant ns being with them. Ho has
never voted with them, and nover will,
nnd when t lie Impending struggle conies
ho will bo found as over at tlio head or
tho Army or tho Union. Daily News.
Tin-: Memphis Avalanche attacks
General Wood, commanding Missis
slppl, becauso im threatened a county
whero the negroes wero being driven off
with tho presenco of a garrison to pro
toct thorn.
jTrom Washington.
Tin: new Internal Revenue Act went
into operation on Saturday. Under It
the Commissioner lias discretionary
power In certain cases, nnd 1ms accord
ingly decided not to require distillers of
coal-oil and of apples to comply with
tho requirements of tho new law in re
lation to spirits, nnd they will be allow
ed to proceed In accordance with tho
provisions of tho old law. The enforce
ment of tho law requiring payment of
the tax on beer to be made by afllxlng
n stamp to the barrel has been suspend
ed until tho department Is enabled to
furnish stamps to all the districts, which
will 1)0 in about two weeks. Until that
time the tax will be collected as hereto
iir.i'nnT of Tin: I'ttii.Anri.i'iiM conviintion.
Mr. Sutton, elder or the official corps
of the Senate, has Issued a pamphlet,
comprising four numbers or the Re-
porter, a weekly publication managed
by himself aud the brothers Murphy,
of tho Senate corps, a verbatim report
of tho Philadelphia Union Convention,
with iiccompanylngdocimients and com
pleto list or the delegntos, which will bo
or great value for reference.
A petition Is circulating among the
citizens or thu lower counties or Mary
land, and being generally signed, fiir
the pardon of Dr. Mudd, convicted by
tho military commission of complicity
in tho assassination or President Lin
coln. It is understood that it will bo
presented to tlio President on his return
from Chicago.
An order Just issued from tho War
Department provides that discharged
soldiers or tho United States who have
been disabled In service, as well as those
not yet discharged, who are tp Jpo pro
vided with artificial limbs n't thu ex
pense of the Government, will bo fur
nished with transportation by tho Quar
termaster's Department to and from
their homes nnd the place where they
may bo required to go to obtain the ur
tlflclal limb. Tho Medical Director, or
other officer designated by the Surgeon-
General for that duty, shall, In addition
to each order for an artificial limb, give
n requisition on tlio Quartermaster's De
partment for transportation, stating tho
points to and from which tlio transpor
tutlon is to be furnished; and such re-
quisitlnii shall be the evidence upon
which the Quartermaster will furnish
the transportation.
The following regulation has just
been issued from the Land Ofllco:
" Where a party makes u selection of a
tract of land under the Homestead Law
and thereafter desires to change the
same mr other land, ho cannot be per
mitted todo so, as tho 'law makes no
provlslon'for .change of homestead en
tries. When, howover, a homestead
party is actually settled on one tract and
by an error in the description in his ap
plication a certiflcato of entry is given
to him for another and different tract
from that covered by his actual settle
nient, the error is treated merely as a
clerical ono in tho papers, ami will be
corrected so ns to award him inceptive
evidence or the title for tlio tract em
bracing ills actual settlement."
Advices received from Georgia at the
Freedmen's Bureau, on September tho
third, state that the cotton crop in that
Slate looks well, but is menaced bv tho
caterpillar, which has already begun to
hatch In largo numbers.
A letter received from General Kid
doo, Assistant Commissioner for Texas,
states that Texas will yield a larger cot
ton crop than any previous year, not
excepting the immense yield of 18G0,
Tho findings or tho Military Commis
sion, of which Colonel W. W. Wheeler,
of the Twenty-eighth Michigan Jnfan
try, was President, nnd before whom
Major John II. Gee, lato commandant
of the SalNbury Rebel military prison
was tried, liavo just been promulgated
in general orders from headquarters
military command of Nortli Carolina
There wero two charges against Goe
the first, for violating tho laws and cits
toms of war, and the second, murder
In violation of the laws of war. Of
both charges set up that whilo Geo was
in command of tlio prison the prisoners
wero in a condition of extremo want
and suffering, as well as many or them
ill and dying by reason or tho utter nut
continued insufllciency of tho rations
clothing, shelter, and medical atten
dance, and of the cold and exposure to
which they were constantly subjected
and of tho small and narrow limits to
which they wero confined, and that tho
saitl ( Jeo did rail to pro vide or cause to be
provided for said prisoners proper or
sufllcient rations, clothing, fuel, shelter,
water or hospital attendance; that by
reason of such failure tho prisoners
wero never supplied, etc. Tho finding:
proceed, and tlio commission, attaching
no responsibility to tho said John II
Geo than for a weakness In retainln
position when unablo to carry out the
dictates of humanity, and bellovin
that higher authorities of tho Rebel
Government wero fully responsible for
all tho alleged violations of tho laws
and customs or war, tlntl or tho spec!
ileatlon not guilty. And tho commis
sion also find that ho Is not guilty of all
the other specifications, und accordingly
acquit Major Geo.
A somiieh of tho Government, sta
tinned in Michigan, has been convicted
of murder by thu United States Circuit
Court, and sentenced to bo hung. Sev
oral years ago capital punishment was
abolished by theLegUlatureorthatStato
and tho criminal cannot bo hung within
tho State Jurisdiction. To avoid any
conflict with tlio State law, tho murder
er Is to lie executed on tho Fort Grntiot
Hesorvatlon, which Is United States
l.v a very fow days,! have excellent
authority for stating, the press will he
ailed upon to announce the release from
tinllneineiit 'of Jeif. Davis, on puroluor
ball, tout all times rentier hiinsell amen
able to the process or the court, which
It Is expected will dlspo-e ol his cfi:0
next October. As his release on this
condition Is now probable, it sceiiH !
uroner to mlvert, at tlio risk of appear-
lngegotlstleal,totli3U,'c:icy to which tho
coming event nuy bo chlolly ascribed.
In claiming for the Herald, through us
humble correspondent, the credit of ef
fecting this benevolent design on the
part or tho Executive, it is not liiicuuea
to make light of tho zealous efforts of
the devoted wire aud distinguished
counsel or the prisoner; but it may
snfelv be asserted that neither the tears
nor entreaties or Mrs. Davis, nor tlio
arguments or influence or Mr. O'Conor.
wero capable or producing the least ei
fect on tho President so long as there
existed tho slightest grounds for believ
ing that Mr. Davis was accessory to tho
murder or Mr. Lincoln, iiio exposure
by thu Herald of the conspiracy to con-
vtct Davis by suborning witnesses, anu
of tho fradulent proceedings of the Ju
diciary Committee, led the President to
dl'rcet'inqiilry to be privately made into
those subjects, which resulted tii satis
Mug his mind that not only had nn
atrocious conspiracy been concocted by
certain Radicals to hang Davis In order
to complete thu humiliation of those
represented by him during thu Rebel
lion, and continue, or rather revive,
with Increifed intensity, thelraninioslty
to tlio people- or the Nortli, and thus
prevent the perfect restoration of the
Union, but that there really existed no
evldcncu of Davis's complicity in tho
assassination, and no grounds for doubt
ing his entire innocence. I lie exposure
at the same time encouraged renewed
efforts on tho part or Mr. O'Conor, and
Induced tho President to order a medi
cal inquiry into the physical condition
or Davis, the result and report whereof
leave no room to doubt that the health
of the prisoner is rapidly declining.
The following letter nddres-ed by
Snevel, one or the suborned witnesses,
to Sandford Conover, at Washington,
will give the public some idea oT the
maimer in which tho national exchequer
is robbed to further the unholy schemes
of the Radicals and their pet bureaus:
WKsn-iimTKii Ilorsii, 1
Xkw Vokk, NowjiiIht 11, NV.)
Mit. Saxdkoiu) Co.vovnu Dear
Sir. I have been looking for more than
a week for tho five hundred dollar draft
promised me from you or the Judge,
but liavo been disappointed. I don't
think I have been treated exactly on
the square, for Campbell has bail more
by nearly one thousand dollars than I
have, and yet I stretched my conscience
just as much as he did, and my testi
mony, as you anil tho Judge both said,
was just as important as ins, I don't
llko to Hud fault, but I like still less to
beg or to borrow, as I tun obliged to.
from I'amnbell. when I ought to be lust
as well oil' us he. I don't mean to com
plain, for I know you have much to at-
...tut f .mil i,,if ili. ....iittH.ti,. .if mi, .i
11.111. 117, tlllll l.ll. kl!.V.l..J llllll 111 1J1I1.1,,
but as all the rest have been better paid
than myself, I ought not to bo forgot.
Please do not fail to send draft by return
mail, for you know this Is an awful
place to be in without money; and your
petitioner win ever pray.
Respectfully, yours,
Josiu'ii Sxnvni..
Here it will bo seen that this perjurer,
ns far back as November last, had re
ceived from tho government crib,
through tlio Bureau of Military Justice,
a large sum of money, and was then
waiting for fivo hundred dollars more,
which had been promised him, and that
the perjurer Campell had at tho samo
time received still more by nearly one
thousand dollars. It will bo remember
ed thnt it appeared by tlio correspon
dence between the Judge Advucati - Jen and Conover and Campbell, pub
lished In the Herald of the twelfth in
sttmtjthat In March another five hundred
dollars was sent by the Judge Ad vocato-
General to Campbell, and at the same
timo a sum not stated in tho correspon
dence, but probably not less than five
hundred dollars, to Snevel. How much
these parties received between Novem
ber and Marcli they and their patrons
only know; but I am credibly inform
ed thnt they each received not less than
ono thousand dollars more. When It Is
remembered that seven or eight other
witnesses were suborned and paid as
liberally as the parties named (anil
Snevel charges thatthey wero paid more
liberally), and that several agents were
employed nnd had to bo paid forsiiborn
ing aud training them, it is not diillcult
to see that this Radical eonsplracv ha.-
robbed tho Government or an immense
sum or money.
The followingjettcr by another of the
suiiorncd witnesses, a clerk in thoQuar
termaster's Department, is written on
tho back or a quartermaster's order in
blank for transportation from Baltimore
over tho Northern Central Railroad, and
enclosed in an ofllcial eiivelopo marked,
"Official business, Depot Qiiuitei'nia--
ter's Office, Baltimore, Maryland:"
quAKiKiiMAsriiirsOmn:, April 27, jv,
Dl'.AIt CoNOVim. I received vcfoi-
day morning n letter fi-oin ( 'imiiilwill
from New York, threatening to rn iK..
ioro mo .iiidiciary i oiniitittco and ex
po-o an that has Deen devised In the
yavis case, uudiisKiugniotoncconipanv
mm, as no anu tin who will, will get
large sums rroni Jell's friends for doing
so. 1 started Immediately for Washing
ton ami sttw General Holt, and gave
him Campbell's letter. Tho General as
stiretl mo that he hnd known of Camp
bell's defection for somo time, ami
mm .vim nun wniicu mo chairman of
t ho committee iiot to examine him, mid
that lie himself hail arranged to send a
Judgo Advocate to New York that ev
ening to see you, with full instructions,
and that you would no doubt bo able to
get tho scamp In the truces again, or keep
him away, ami let only Mich coino be-
tore uio committee ns can be-relied on.
God grant that you can do so I
In order to bo of soiuo assistance In
tho business, 1 beg leave to introduce
you to Mr. Mason, thu bearer, or whom
you havo heard mo often speak. Ho inn
give you i Komosecrotsnr Campbell's Ilfo,
which, ir known to tlio Distrlct-Attor-"Wi
wmiul get him ten yot years in the
State Prison, and you may tiso them to
frighten tlio traitor into loyalty again.
Mason Is quite a stranger In Now York,
i i I. T0 y,m ,my Kpt Ulllt-' to fhow
him tho elephant. ,
Tf- fj mil vol film.
o'clock, and the (
ul ntlmitiw.i'fMiiji l-i tti.f
r ii'vm imii i-" ,-,i,iv',i:t,1i i"'
vet open, and 1 havo not a sheet In my
ilesk. Write me by Mason, on hi re
turn, all the particulars. .
Truly, as over, CutTim.
Tho following Is from tho Judgo Ad-vowile-General
to Conover,. Introducing
Colonel Turner, sent by hjin on Uuj, bus
Iness referred to In tho preecd,l'iig.l6tter'j
WAK flBt'.lltTMKNT, )
IlniKAi! or Mii.itaiiv tlcnrirc, V
WasiiI.swun, April ai, Ifil. )
Alii S vni'dtiit t'nVdVI'.II Drit
Sir, This will bo presented to .you by
Colonel Turner, Judge Ad vocal?, whrf,
... ...i.i. r. .li.. i. .....
Will coniinuui-'aie wan you tuny in re
gant to the business which takes hliu to
New York. The Judiciary Committed
of tin Ilntiso of Representatives urn
anxious to secure at as early it day a-
possible the attendance or the witnesses
named In n list in Colonel TurnerV
hand", and I write to request that you
will at once ucnll your efforts to secure;
that result. You probably .know tho
whereabouts of most of them, mid
through your personal exertions, allied
by others, may succeed In bringing"
these witnesses, or at least the grtwitcr
tmtt il' i Iwmi . ltnforn 1 lin riiiiiinlttt n. 1
saw Mr. Wilson this morning, Who read
mo your letter, aim it is ai ins in-finnco
that J write you. having no doubt but
that, from the Information you have and
vour past faithfulness, you will be both
. .. .....I ...Mil ... 41. t..l..-.w.t
UDIC aim willing iu uu ju iiul-iqi hi
truth and public, justice what is now re
quired, oi you. very respecuuuy,
Your obedient servant,
J. Holt,
Judge Advocate-General.
That the bearer of tho above did com
municate with Conover in regard to tho
business which took him to New York,
nnd coiiiinunicato more than it was easy
or prudent to say by letter, there can bo
no doubt ; but nevertheless Campbell, as
the public tire already aware, was push
ed before tho committee nnd retracted
every word or what ho had sworn for
the Bureau of Military Justice.
Tho strategy by which Davis's friends
managed to get Campbell before tho
committee after his avowed defection
and threat to expose the Radical plot
may bo explained in a few words. As
soon as the apostacy of the wily perjur
er was discovered, extensive measures,
as disclo-ed by tho forgoing letters of
" Curler" und the Judge Advocate-General,
wore adoptetl to return him to thu
fold, when tlio reprobate pretended to
repent his treacherous designs, nnd
promised, in consideration of another
largo sum, to repeat before the commit
tee what ho hnd tleposed to tho Bureau
of Military Justice ; but no sooner was
he ushered into thu committee's august
presence than ho forgot his last promiso
to the conspirators and told tho truth,
anil need it bo said actually mado
Jack Rogers laugh. .
Tho following letter from Conover to
John Patten, at Washington, another
of tho perjured witnesses whom ho had
promoted to tho rank of Instructor of
bogus witnesses, will show what ho
thought of Boutwell und Holt, and
some of the other leaders in tho consplr
cy, and what ho expected from Stanton
in case of need:
Kl'IUIATA Mor.NTAIN ll0URK,JllIin8, lSCrt.
My Di:ai; Patti:, Yours of tho
sixth was received this p.m. Your as
surance that Thomas made a faux pas
does not surprise mo in tlio least, and
you give him altogether too much cred
it when you say that he minion dimmed
fool of himseir, for nature dhl that for
him over thirty years ago. But in nil
this I do not seo sufllcient eaiiso for des
pondency, cheer up, nil desperandum.
Make Tabor rehearse a dozen times a
day until he can play his part llko a
Kean, aud with tho two boys 1 havo
here, who are improving charmingly,
we will mora than make up Tor the Ions
of Campbell ami Snevel. Still it is pro
voking to remember what tin ass Bout
well made of himself.
Had he suspended the examination of
Campbell when ho saw that he wtis
damaging the case, or had Wilson been
possessed of wit enough to adjourn
the session, with direotioiiK to the wit
nesses to appear next day, which Camp
bell would not have clone, or had Holt,
after the committee did adjourn, display
his usual sharpness and nrnmess, mid
ordered the damned traitor to bequietly
taken out of sight, all would have been
well. Iu truth, all Is well enough as it
H Campbell don't kcephiiiisclf shady
Secretary Stanton will come down on
on him for his bounty jumping, numer
ous desertions, anil other military. offen
ces, which will enable the Secretary to
placi him where his tongue can do no
harm ami would soon ceae to wag.' Ho
has been notified what to expect If he Is
not quiet, and I am sure wo shall hear
no more from him.
M'GIll is coming down in the morn
ing, und will iK'iir my letter. Ho will
bo able to give you tho news more easily
than I can write it.
Take thoeuclosed letter to Mr. Stevens
us soon as possible, as It Ls Important
that he should have it at once; I think
his number is 27!) South II Street; but
if not you must go to him at the Capitol.
1 wrote the Judge yesterday, should
you bo obliged to coiiiinunicato with
him again before I cemo down do so bv
note, as there is no doubt but Jeff's
friends havo spies around tho Judgo'
ollice, and they might mark you.
Keep uii good courage ami attend to
your pupil, and if wo lose the game it
will bo through the stupidity or our
friends or Irresolution ot our patrons,
and not through any fault of our own.
If wo are driven to tlio " last ditch" and
publicly exposed, wo may derivo somii
consolation from tho fact that several
illustrious heads are as deep in tho mud
as we are in the mire, and wll bo oblig
ed to share tho obloquy with us.
Yon will seo me within a week, nnd
need not wrlto again unless something
transpires rendering it ab.-olutelv ne
cessary that I should hear from voiu
Yours, truly, g. Cono'vkh'.
It will bo seen by tlio abovo letter
that thu conspirators did not riremnlr
making out a strong ease ligalii&t Davis
wr a considerable timo after the. open
treachery or Campbell, ami hml several
sharp witnesses in trainlm.'. In mvn
overwhelming evidence ngalnst him:
but as soon ns tho Herald evinwoii tlio
oompiruoy nnd tho underhand proceed.
nigs oi tho Judiciary Committee-, nnd
gave a report or Campbell's deposition
iiiriuo jiureaunt .Military Justice, and
his contrary testlmonvYi ofhril Dir. Willi.
ml t too, they abandoned tiuir.iinviiisli
enterprise, and thought-only. or saving
themselves froth oxnnsnrn.-' Hid. Hinv
could not-all escape ; s'omo- havo been
driven, and others will
last ditch," so dreaded byv. Conover,
and In tho mud nnd inlro wo nro von
tent to leave them. U'ashhwton Mens.
l-.vetiso trniier.
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