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    Eke Cobc.
Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 26, 1862.
Our Flag Forever
" kno2o of no mode in which a loyal citi
zen may so well demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag, the
Constitution and the U 721021, under all circum
A. Doucdas
The news has not been reliable for
several days past. We have bad ru
mor upon rumor, until we almost doubt
what has been published as truth. It
is certain though, that the armies of
Pope, McClellan and Burnside have
united, and are on the Rappahannock,
where there has been some heavy skir
mishing with small losses. Gen. Sigel
is said to have taken near two thous
and prisoners. One thing is very cer
tain, there must be a heavy battle be
fore a week, or a heavy retreat of the
enemy. Our whole army is represent
ed to be in fine fighting condition.
Brigadier General Bohlen, of Phila
delphia, and Col. Richard Coulter, of
Westmoreland, have been killed in re
cent skirmishes on the Rappahannock.
No Politital Parties in this time of
National Peril,
Both political parties have met and
made their party nominations. What
ever may be said either by the resolu
tions of the Conventions or by the ad
vocates of the tickets nominated by
them, the fact is too palpable that they
are both strictly PARTY tickets. The
wishes and the hopes of the people
were disregarded and disappointed by
this action. They want no party tick
ets, and no political strife at this time.
They feel that whatever they may
have called each other in the past, they
can recognize all loyal men as patriots
and brethren now, and feeling thus
they do not wish t) be arrayed in ap
parent hostility. The Country needs
the united strength of its people both
in council and in the field, to put down
Treason. Every man who now as
sumes the duties of office, should do so
:untrammelled by obligations arising
from party nomination and election.—
He should feel that he has been called
by the whole people to act for them,
and against their enemies; and not for
a part of them, against the other part.
To accomplish this, the people must
act for themselves, and disregard the
bidding of party leaders and partisans
of every name.
We think this is the desire of the
people of this county. Every man who
has a son or brother in the army thinks
more of standing by him, strengthen
ing his hands, than of the success of
We, therefore; citizens of the coun
ty, (not because we are dissatisfied
with the men nominated by parties, but
because we are against party strife at
all,) in the exercise of our rights as
citizens, and discarding all party dis
tinctions, unite in a call for a CON
VENTAIN to be held in Huntingdon,
Tuesday, the 9th of September, 1862,
at 2 o'clock, P.M., to nominate candi
dates to be supported by all loyal citi
zens, who wish to ignore party, and to
unite in cordial earnest support of the
Government and the War. We sug
gest that the citizens in the various
boroughs and townships select, from
each, FOUR DELEGATES on the
fixed for meeting of the Convention.—
The election for delegates to be held at
the usual places of holding township
and general elections.
The above call is being signed by
hundreds of true men in every borough
and township in the county. At the
time of going to press we have receiv
ed a large number of names, but will
defer publishing any until our next is
sue, by which time we expect to hear
from every district- It is the first
grand movement made by the people,
since we have been in the county, to
crush out the partisan trickster and of-
Ike seeker, and we have no doubt of
the triumphant success of the patriot
ic movement. Every man opposed to
partisan nominations at this time,
should take bold ground and resist as
becomes a man the efforts of party mem
to control the will of the majority. A
strong pull, a long pull, and a pull al
together, is all that will be necessary
over all opposition by a crushing ma
A Platform upon which all Loya
Men can stand.
We think our platform is broad
enough, long enough, high enough, and
strong enough, for all loyal men to
stand upon. President Lincoln is with
us—Secretary Seward is with us—and
Gen. Corcoran and every other high
and low officer and private in ourgreat
army is with us. Our platform is—
" No political parties—No partisan con
tests—No party tichets, until our enemies
are defeated, peace restored, and we have
Seward, Corcoran, and Dr, H, Orlady.
We beg pardon of Mr. Seward and
Geu. Corcoran, for the combination of
names at the head of this article, and
hope we will be excused when we shall
have made the contrast for which we
introduce them. Mr. Seward has been
watching the course of our enemies at
home and abroad from his position in
the State Department, a position we
suppose quite as favorable for acquiring
knowledge, and for correct observa-
tion as Petersburg on the duniata.—
Gen. Corcoran took his 49th New York
Regiment into battle, saw their blood
flow, and fought like a hero against the
Rebels, was captured, and has been
seeing the inside of rebellion as a pris
oner for more than a year. His know
ledge is surely as reliable as any that
could be obtained by blood-letting at
home, and his counsel as good as any
that could come from a partisan who
was in one party two years ago, and
was a candidate for office in the oppo
site party this year. Mr. Seward is a
leading Republican, Gen. Corcoran a
leading Democrat, and an Irishman.—
With this introduction, we propose leav
the people to their own comments
upon the following sentiments. Mr.
Seward in his letter to F. W. Hughes,
says :
"I am not to dictate a course fur
others to pursue in this crisis. But 1
must say for myself, that neither as a
public officer nor as a citizen, can I
know with favor or disfavor, parties
among the supporters of the United
States any more than I can make a
distinction between factions which
unites in aiding the Rebellion "
General Corcoran is reported in his
speech at Baltimore, thus :
" He appealed to them as their sol
emn duty to banish all thoughts of se
cession, forsake all political parties,
forget Democracy, Know Nothingistn,
Republicanism, and every other parti
sanism, and unite in one paramount
purpose, with a determination to sus
tain our Goverhment. This done, and
feeling safe in the enjoyment of liber
ty, they could take time to - find out
the political party that would best per
petuate the Union, and unite with
According to the report of the pro
ceedings of one of the late party Con
ventions, Dr. 11. °rind . ) , controlled its
proceedings, and their temper will be
known by the following extract which
we take from the Journal d: American's
account of them :
"At this stage of the proceedings
Mr. T. W. Mattern moved to obtain
the sense of the Convention on the
question that the body adjourn with
out making further nominations, in or
der to give Democrats a share of the
county offices. Theo. H. Cromer and
others advocated such a course, and
Dr. Henry Orlady opposed it in a pow
erful, eloquent and convincing speech,
which was frequently internpted by
marks of applause, after which the
question was taken, and the motion re
jected by an overwhelming vote."
We have no anxiety that Democrats
shall have a share of the county offices,
but we do wish to banish the names of
every political party, past, present and
future, from our elections, until the
country is safe from its enemies. We
aro with Seward and Corcoran, and
against Dr. Orlady and his party tick
et, or any other party ticket. Time
will show whether the people will fall
in with the Patriot Statesman, and
the Patriot Soldier: or the Partisan
Office Seeker.
As to the other party Convention,
we are waiting until its proceedings see
the light, when we will attend to
Party Conventions.
On the opposite page we give the
proceedings of what was intended to
be a no-party Convention; but the
reader will discover by the comments
of the editors of the Journal cfl Ameri
can, and by the ticket placed in nomi
nation, that the action of the majority
of the Convention was as violent parti
san as could be desired by the most
unscrupulous politicians. Admitting
that there was a strong feeling in the
Convention against party nominations,
it must also be admitted that that feel
ing, urged by the best men in the Con
vention, was treated with contempt by
a class of men who never look beyond
their party and the spoils of office.—
We verily believe that such men would
rather our army should be defeated be
fore Richmond than that their party
should be defeated either in making
nominations or at the elections.—
Should such men, but few in number,
be permitted to control the will of a
large majority of the people ? Should
they be permitted to fasten upon the
Republican or People's party of this
county a party elmracter, a vast ma
jority will repudiate if left to their own
honest convictions.
The so-called, Democratic Conven
tion was also controlled by mere par
tisans to satisfy the demands of a few
office-hunters and a few men who have
publicly declared their sympathy for
the Rebels. Such men, together with
their ticket, will be repudiated by the
true and loyal Democracy.
The proceedings of the so-called De
mocratic Convention, we will publish
when received.
THE Republican Senatorial Confer
ence for this district met in Bedford
on Tuesday of last week, and nomi
nated Alex. Stutzman, of Somerset.
J. Sewell Stewart, Esq., had received
the nomination in this county, for the
unexpired term of Col. Wharton, but
the claims of this county had to be set
aside to satisfy the demands of Som
Will Somebody Explain ?
We find the following resolution pub
lished with the procedings of the Re
publican Convention: It was read by
Mr. Cremer and adopted by the Con
vention :
" Resolved, That the election the ap
proaching fall will not be a contest feu•
the success of political partisan prin
ciples, or for political party men ; but
a demonstration of sentiment and feel
ing in fitvor of the Union, and against
Disunion and Treason."
Why this resolution was adopted af
ter the Convention by a vote denounc
ed its sentiments and declared in,favo•
of making the election a contest for
partisan principles and for party men,
is what ordinary men cannot under
stand. The sentiments of the resolu
tion, though in a different form, were
introduced by Mr. Mattern of Frank
lin, before a ticket was nominated, and
after a " powerful, eloquent and con
vincing speech" by Dr. 11. Orlady,the
question was taken and the sentiments
voted clown. The resolution was cer
tainly drawn up by Mr. Cromer before
the meeting of the Convention, believ
ing, as he did, that the wishes of the
party would be respected. But the
leader spoke—those wanting office
shouted amen ! and the delegates rep
resenting the true feelings of nine
tenths of their party were compelled
to yield to the partisan majority in the
the Convention, " that the election the
approaching fall shall be a contest for
the success of political partisan prin
ciples, and for political party men."—
We shall see whether the partisan lead
ers can whip in men who ought to be
We take pleasure in giving here, a
resolution adopted unanimously at the
delegate election held in Franklin
township, Avhich sent two delegates to
the "People's Union Convention."—
The resolution is as follows :
"Resolved, That the People's Union
Party, regardless of former party dis
tinctions, will cultivate fraternal asso
ciation with all those who cordially
sustain our Administration in its ardu
ous labors to crush out this cruel re
bellion, either by meeting our foe upon
the battle-field, in the council chamber,
by moral aid and comfort, or pecunia
ry support ; and that all such shall be
cordially invited to participate in our
delegate meetings, and our conven
tions—and that there shall be no lon
ger any distinction of party in the dis
tribution of offices of responsibility,
honor or profit, either civil or military."
This resolution speaks the honest
sentiments of the people—the honest
sentiments of nine-tenths of the voters
of this county. Will the people speak
out, and crush out tho partisan politi
cians? Or will they have nothing to
say—and do nothing—and pormitpar
ty to continue its mad career until our
Country is completely destroyed.
ABOLTTIONISTS.—Wo do not know
that there arc any very prominent Ab
olitionists in this county. We have
heard many of the Republicans de
nounced as Abolitionists, but we have
not seen the evidence to convict .thein
as such. The nearest to Wendell Phil
lips Abolitionism we have seen was the
defence he received in the Journal (f:
American some time ago. The next
nearest step in that direction was ta
ken in the so-called Democratic Con
vention by Mr. John Dougherty in a
speech of considerable length. His
speech should be printed in the new
paper, that the Democracy might know
to what kind of a feast they are invi
ted. It won't do for, that knot of
Democrats to denounce conservative
men as Abolitionists after swallowing
the close JLr. Dougherty gave them in
their Convention. Of course Mr.
Doughtery is one of the select—one of
the pure Democracy—and we have no
Tull editors of the Harrisburg Pa
triot and Union were discharged from
prison at Washington on Saturday.—
Had a hearing before Gen. Wadsworth.
They were avrested on the Gtl•.
charged with publishing a handbill
calculated to discourage enlistments,
and on examination, they severally
made oath, save Mr. Jones, of having
no knowledge of the publication or in
tended publication thereof, it having
been printed by two apprentice boys
in the office, and Mr. Jones, the local
editor, made oath that he drafted the
handbill for the boys simply as a
joke, without any intention of discour
aging enlistments, and having several
ly given their parole of honor to do no
act or deed hereafter disloyal to the
Government, they were discharged
from imprisonment.
invite every reader of the Globe to read
carefully the correspondence between
Francis W. Thighs, Chairman of the so
called Democratic State Central Com
mittee, and Secretary Seward. Mr.
Seward's reply cannot be read too of
ten, and we hope it will have the effect
to strengthen the heart and hands of
every loyal man in the country who
is honest and determined in his oppo
sition to party distinctions in this time
of national peril.
Mr. ALBERT OWEN, editor of the new
paper, has not yet volunteered to serve
his country. We fear that his desire
to remain at home to vote will completely
crush out his patriotism. There are
two or three other able-bodied young
men associated with Mr. Owen in the
editorial department of the 'lron Rake,'
who are also more deeply interested in
the number of votes a part of their
ticket shall receive than in the success
of our army. Probably they NvotOd
condescend to go into the field as oei
cers, or take a lilt horse or other con
traut,rather than have their patriotism
Important Letter from President
lioraec Circe editor of the New
York Tribune, has been writing a dic
tatorial letter to the President, and
the following is tho admirable
Reply of the President to Greeley,
Washington, August 23, 1862.
Hon. Horace Greeley :
DEAR Silt —1 have just read yours
of the 19th, addressed to myself,
through the New York Tribllne.
If there be in it any statements or
assumptions of fact which I may know
to be erroneous,l do not now and here
controvert them. Ido not now and
here argue against them. If there be
perceptible in it an impatient and dic
tatorial tone, I waive it in deference
to an old friend whose heart I have al
ways supposed to be right.
As to tho policy I" seem to be pur
suing," as you. say, I have not meant
to leave any one in doubt. I would
save the Union. I would save it the
shortest way under the Constitution.
The sooner the National authority can
be restored, the nearer the Union will
be " the Union as it was."
If there be those who would not
save the Union unless they could at
the same time destiny slavery, I do not
agree with them.
My paramount object in this strug
gle is to save the Union, and it is not
either to save or destroy slavery. If
I could save the Union without free
ing any slave, I would do it, and if I
could save it by freeing all the slaves,
I would do it; and if 1 could save it by
freeing seine and leaving others alone,
I would also do that.
What I do about slavery and the
colored race I do because 1 believe it
helps to save this Union, and what I
forbear, I forbear because I do not be
lieve it would help to save the Union.
I shall do less whenever I believe what
I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall
do more whenever I shall believe doing
more will help the cause.
I shall try to correct errors when
shown to be errors, and I shall adopt
new views as soon as they shall appear
to be true views.
1 have here stated my purpose ac
cording to my view of oUtcial duty;
and I intend no modification of my
oft-expressed personal wish that an
men everywhere could be free.
A. Thscor,:v
Gen. Michael Corcoran.
(ien. Corcoran, of New, York who
had been a prisoner for over a year,
and lately released, was handsomely
received at Philadelphia on Thursday
21st. We give the following extracts
from his speech delivered to an im
mense crowd in front of the Continen
tal Hotel :
' I believe, my friends in sustaining
the country, remember there are feuds
that seem to threaten it. My country
men have been among the first victims
of battle. They have fallen. Let no
dissensions now divide us. Let us be
one in sentiment, and respect the men
who stand side by side in the defence
of a Governmeiit so beneficent. Let
us be held together by banded ties,
which cannot be severed. [Cheers.]
I was held and treated as a convicted
felon, but the knowledge of the sa
credness and righteousness of the cause
gave me strength, and I assure you
that at no time would I have exchan
ged places with that arch-fiend, Jef
ferson Davis. [Prolonged Applause.]
I would be less than an American citi
zen—less than a man who loves his
flag—if I did not feel proud of this
Administration. It is not for me to
mark out a course of policy for the
country of your adoption to pursue,
but it is the duty of all to obey its
precepts. You are anxious to hear
my opinion. I will give it briefly. as
a soldier ought to deliver himself.—
Those traitors of the South have de
termined to possess themselves of eve
ry inch of ground in the United States
both North and South. It is for you
to determine that they shall possess
themselves of neither except under
the old flag. I have entered into the
fight for the maintenance of the laws
of the United States, and =going in
to the battle again. I intend to sup
port the duly constituted authorities
in their formed determination to pros
ecute this war with renewed energy
and vigor to restore the laws under
the Constitution. We will make no
infringements upon the Constitution
except those that aro necessarily es
sential to the interests and welfare of
the people of the whole nation.—
[Cheers.] lam in favor of the Presi
dent of these United States for time
time being—he being invested with
the fullest authority; and, if' he en
croach a little, because he sees it is ne
cessary, we, in proper time, can put
the patch back. It would be an insult
to you for me to presume to dictate
the course he ought to pur
sue in this matter. I do not believe
that there is a loyal man in this city
or State who believes that the glorious
institutions which we have so long liv
ed under should be destroyed by a set
of fimatics. The President in his pa
triotic course, will endeavor to hurl
back the wide tide of fanaticism.
I ought, perhaps, to explain myself
iu or.c particular. That is, I have al
ways been a lover of liberty. In this
particular, I will now say that I would
not give the Southerners the satisfac
tion of bearing me upon the subject.—
That is, being a lover of liberty, I was
a hater of despotism and the infringe
ment of man's rights. Rad our Gov
ernment interfered with the institutions
guaranteed the South under the Consti
tution, I would have been one of the
first to help them. But I found, and I
know, that they have been plotting for
the last fifty years the treason they
have consummated. The luckiest
thing that could have happened for
the welfare of this country was the
election of Hr. Lincoln.
I will now address myself more es
pecially to my countrymen. Allow no
malice to enter your breast that will
interfere with your obligations to the
flag of your adopted country. Let
those politicians who have been using
us continue in their course. We will
endeavor to manfully stand by our
adoptoci country, and when we return
from war we will have just the kind
of politics we want. 1 have always
been a Democrat, but the lime has come
when every man should discoN
and be known as a lover and support
er of his country. lam still a _Demo
crat,but I will not allow politics to in
terfere with me in the discharge of my
duty. [Cheer upon cheer.] When I
find a man with a musket upon his
shoulder, or sword in hand, battling
alongside of me, I take him by the
hand, no matter whether he is a
Know 'Nothing, Republican, or Aboli
tionist,. I know no man, except he
who discharges the duty he owes to
his flag. We have a great duty to
perform, not only for our own sake,
but for those poor, deluded, misguided
white people of the South who are
ground down by the blackest kind
of despotism that ever controlled man.
We must go to their rescue, and to
posterity we must hand this country
as we found it when we took the oath
of allegiance--." the Uttion now and
forever, ono and inseparable. "
Important Correspondence
The following important correspon
dence between Francis W. Hughes,
Esq., Chairman of the Democratic
State Central Committee, and Secreta
ry Seward, will be read with interest
by the citizens of Pennsylvania:
Letter_ of Mr. Hughes
PHILADELPHIA, August 11, 1862.
Hon. WILLIAM 11. SmrAnn, Secreta
ry of State: Dear Sir :—With some
hesitation I take the liberty of enclos
ing to you three documents, viz : The
Address of the Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, of this State; an Ad
ch•ess this day issued by myself, as
Chairman, and the form of a call for a
great Mass Meeting, about to be held
in this city.
Allow me to say that the address of
the committee has been much assailed
by leading and influential journals,
conducted by those who claim to be
your political friends. The denuncia
tion has been so decided as to pro
nounce it treasonable. Whether or not
it is treasonable, you can best determ
ine if you read it. It is lengthy and
may take up ;too much of your time,
but the address issued by myself this
day, is comparatively short, and as it
states positions sufficiently to determ
ine the character of the former, it will
relieve you of labor, Wyatt will read
the latter.
As the address of the Committee as
well as that by myself; as Chairman,
are both from my own pen, I should
bear the greater part of whatever re
proach should attach to their publica
tion. Still, allow me to assure you
that they contain the sentiments of
no less than throe humlred thousand of
the men of Pennsylvania, and I believe
of over one million of mon in the cen
tral States of New Jersey, Pennsylva
nia, New York, Ohio, Indiana and Illi
nois. I will add, too, that I believe there
is no other million of men in the whole
country of more devoted patriotism
and loyalty.
I will add too, that I believe
this million of men will, amid political
changes, remain patriotic and loyal.—
If you will read one or both of the en
closed addresses, and if in connection
with the facts I have stated in regard
to their supporters, it will stimulate
you or serve you in any degree to pro
mote a policy on the part of' the Ad
ministration of President Lincoln to
put down the demon of Abolitionism,
my sole object in addressing you this
(perhaps presumptuous) note, shall be
more than abundantly obtained. At
all events, rest assured that I address
you with the profound respect due
your high personal and official char.
:cater. F. W. truoutls.
Response of Secretary Seward
TON, August 10th, 1862.
To F. W. Hughes, Esq., Head-guar.
tern of the Democratic State Central
Committee of Pennsylvania, Philadel
phia—Dear Sir :—I have had the hon
or of' receiving your letter of the 14th
instant, together with the three papers
to which it refers, two of them being
appeals and written by yourself, and
addressed by the Democratic State
Central Committee " to the Demo
crats and an other friends of the Con
stitution of Pennsylvania," and the
other being a call for a mass meeting
of the citizens of Philadelphia, the ob
ject of which meeting will be "to ex
press a firm purpose to stand by the
maintainance of the 'National Consti
tution with devotion to the American
Union," and further, " to declare hos
tility to the policy and measures of
all who seek to prostitute the country
to Lho purposes of abolitionism, and
formally to express the intentions of
the Democratic party to do as it has
always hitherto done, namely to sup
port the Federal Government in the
exercise 'of its Constitutional power,
and to defend it at whatever peril,
against the insidnous and treasonable
teachings of Abolitionists."
You tell me that some influential
journals conducted by political friends
of mine, censure ono of these papers
as treasonable, and that the others are
conceived in the same spirit with the
one which is so harshly judged You
desire me to read them and weigh
them for myself: You further inti
mate a hope that the perusal of the pa
pers will have the effect of producing
exertions on my part to induce the
President to fitvor a policy to put
clown the demon of Abolitionism.
I have read the documents thus sub
mitted to me, With a high respect for
the authority by which they were is
sued, and with a full confidence in the
sincerity of the devotion to the Union
which, as their author, you have avow
You will allow me to say that this
nation is now engaged, not in a politi
cal canvass between opposing parties,
about questions of civil ad ministration,
but in a civil war, carried on by oppo
sing armies onan issue of national life
or death.
If the resolution prevail there will
be no questions of administration left
to settle. if it fail there will be time
enough to settle all such questions.
I am not to dictate a course for oth
ers to pursue in this crisis. But I
must say for myself, that neither as a
public officer, nor as a citizen, can
know with fitvor or disfavor, parties
among the supporters of the United
States, any more than 1 can make a
distinction between factions which
unite in aiding the rebellion.
A nation, like an individual, can do
only one thing effectually at one time.
It cannot wisely turn aside from the
chase of the fearful demon of Disu
nion, to pursue any inferior demon,
whether imaginary or real.
I think that the wrangles which oc
curred among the Crusaders about
their respective creeds, when they sat
down to the siege of Jerusalem, were
just as rational and just as wise as dis
putes about Abolitionism weed now
he in the army of the Potomac in front
of Richmond. What is unwise in the
camp at such a moment cannot be
wise in the Cabinet or in the as,
semblies of the people.
I am occupied here either in medita
ting between differing parties and jeal
ous sects, or else in watching and coun
teracting fhe intrigues of traitors in
Europe. But I sometimes think that
if, instead of being charged with these
duties, I were at liberty, as you seem
to be, to serve the country in my own
way, I could make an appeal to Dem
ocrats and Republicans, Abolitionists
and slaveholders in behalf of our dis
tracted country that would bring the
whole people at once under arms, and
send treason reeling back into the
den of darkness from whence it sprung.
I do not know how this would be, but
I do know that if I were in your place
I should try.
I am, very respectfully, your obedi
ent servant,
The Right Talk—What is Needed,
lion, Daniel S. Dickison recently
addressed a letter to the citizens of
Eric, which enunciates precisely the
thought and desire of the people in
this crisis of our history. As to the
duty of the Government, Dickison
"In the pursuit of its purpose the
Government must rise to the dignity
of the responsibility, and while it ex
tends the protection of the constitution
to those who acknowledge its obliga
tion, should, in dealing with revolt,
lay its hand with iron rigor upon every
interest which will give it strength or
weaken its lawless adversary, and
should strike hardest where it will
be felt most; should, for the purpose
of conquering an earl • )- peace, in obe
dience to the first instincts of self pres
ervation and the holiest dictates of
humanity, whenever it will contribute
to these results, immediately or re
motely, condemn and confiscate to its
use every Species of property of every
name and kind, whether animate or
inanimate—on two logs or on four.—
This will give an earnest of the reali
ties of war.
"We have not now, nor have we
ever had, over about one half men
enough in the field to conquer and
hold so vast an area in rebellion ; and
the - occasion is now presented fin' us
to rectify the error, and to embody a
force which can practically assert the
strength and dignity of the Govern
ment, can crush the venom out of this
pestilent curse, and exhibit to the en
vious, meddlesome monarchies of the
old world the vindication of a free,
self governed people, against the mach
inations of conspiracy and sympathies
of king craft.
"In raising such a force the Presi
dent should understand so fag• as taxa
tion becomes necessary to a vigorous
and successful prosecution of the war,
and so long as its fruits arc faithfully
applied to that purpose, the people will
not hesitate at any amount, for they
mean this rebellion shall be destroyed
and the Constitution sustained, cost
what it will or come what ic,ay, and
in comparison with these results they
will disregard the dangers and blood
shed and expenses of the war.
" Governments are constitutionally
timid, and politiciani arc atways be
hind the people, arid both should un
derstand that the popular demand of
to-day is not only for the raising of
three hundred thousand men atready
ordered, but for a further order for an
equal number, with a recommendation
that every able bodied man between
the ages of eighteen and forty-five,
should prepare to take the field in
ease of necessity. Let this be recom
mended, and so much of it may be ne
essary carried into effect, even to the
whole, and conspiracy will find its re
ward, and rebellion go where it be
longs. Let the people demand this,
and our good President proclaim it,
and little more will be wanted than
an act of amnesty for the leaders, to
restore law and order and peace."
Three Hundred Thousand More.
The news which reached the city
yesterday through the Northern pa
pers that the President has called for
300,000 militia, in addition to the 300,
000 volunteers just called out, is work
ing marvelously on the minds of the
people. The Union men are rejoiced
at the determination of the Govern
ment; and the most violent secession
ists say, " If the people of the north
stand that, the Confederacy is gone
up—the South may as well yield."—
The thing works like magic, and eve
ry rebel in Memphis has dropped his
lower jaw an inch and a half since
Four hundred men, forming one
artillery and three intintry companies,
have already been recruited in Mem
phis, and have gone to Nashville to
report to Gov. Johnson. Two other
companies are recruiting here, and it
would not be surprising if this depop
ulated city sent out a full regiment to
fight for the National Union, whose
protection they have learned to appre
Is not this proof positive that there
is Union sentiment in the South ?
There is not a city, town, village or
hamlet in the entire South whore the
love for the Union has become wholly
extinct. The embers may be buried,
but the first fitvorable breeze will bin
them into living, burning flames.—
Even the traitors know this, and " tis
this they most do fear."—Memphis
correspondence .21'. Y. Tribune.
Tuii Journal and American of this
week, says that in the formation of
the ticket they support, " all the loyal
people of the county, without distinction of
political creed, were incited to aid, and
DID SSIST. Will our neighbors name
one Democrat who was permitted to
occupy a seat in that Convention as a
delegate. We know that Democrats
did offer to assist in the election of
delegates, and we Tenor= too, that they
Were denied the right to participate in
such elections,
Frightful Indian Massacres in Min—
S•r PALL, - MINN., Aug. 22.-1 - tellable
information from Fort Ridgeley con
firms, without a doubt, all the previ
ous reports of the Indian outbreak.
Mr. Wickoff, the Assistant Superin
tendant, on his way to the Upper
Agencies, met a messenger six miles
from Fort Ridgeley, on Monday morn
ing, announcing an outbreak at the
Lower Sioux Agency, and the murder
of all the whites, with a few exceptions.
Captain Marsh set out immediately
with 11)0.y-five men. At a ferry oppo
site the Agency they encountered a
large body of warriors, who opened
fire on them, and after discharging a
few volleys, a large body of Indians,
who were lying In ambush in their
rear, opened upon them, killing a num
ber of the men.
A retreat was attempted by crossing
the river. While they were in the
river, the Indians killed the Captain,
three Sergeants and four Corporals,
and bat seventeen of the band return
ed to the fort.
On Monday night the lights D•oin
burning buildings and grain stacks was
seen in all directions. Citizens who had
escaped came into the fort during tho
night, giving accounts of horrors tog
terrible for the imagination to conk,
ceive. Mothers came in in rags and
bare-footed, telling of how their bus_
bandsand children had been sktugh-,
tcred before their eyes, and of tho
burning of their homes.
The roads in all directions to New
Ulm are lined with the bodies of nun
dered men, women and children.
J. P. Porter, of Markalo, a member
of the, last Minnesota Legislature, ar-,
rived here last evening fur arms. Ito
was one of the committee sent to New
I_3llll to learn the truth of the repor
ted murders.
Ile arrived at New Ulin on Tuesday
morning, and found the people prepar
ed to bury five persons who had been
massacred. The bodies of other vic
tims were being constantly found in a
most horribly mutilated condition.
Four persons were found wounded
in a room, having had their heads and
arms cut with hatchets. A little girl
was cut across the face, breast and
side, and a little boy dreadfully cut
up. Ile saw a child with its head cut
off, and 27 other bodies mutilated.
The people of NOW Ulm are drilling
with what arms they can get, and arc
fully aware of their danger, and deter
mined to defend the town.
Mr. thin left NOW Ulm on Wednes
day, and was overtaken by a man
who reported that the Indians, two
thousand strong, had attached the
town and burned several buildings.—
Several citizens were seen to fall.—
The eitizeir4 had gathered together
and barricaded the streets.
Letters to Governor Ramsey say
that hundreds are known to be killed,
and it is believed thousands have suf
fered the same Tito. lie yesterday
ordered the militia, with horses, to ttAo
Frain General Cuti,s' Army.
Sr. Lours, Aug. 21.—A letter to dm
Republican., d'utoti liclona, Aug, : 14th,
says : " The la net forces here now, ex
clusive or Steele's Division, at Claren,
don ; can tot be less than 30,000. The
forces NN:•hifAi. Gen. Curtis led through
his harassing campaign are 'Tempera,
ted to a great degree. That a move,
meat of thlts army will soon take place
seems to be the general opinion.
" The fitet, that about twenty-five
steamers arc here, and retained im gov
ernment employ, indicates a movement
down the river.
"General Curtis lkas returned, and
his return has iktereased th.e• expecta
tion of active movements soon.
4, There are some ivealtky rebel pro,
pert' holders about. Helena, not least
of whoiu is General Gideon Pillow,
He owned three plaat4ons in the vi
cinity, all of which, including the chat
tels, have been confiscated. He nk
tempted to avoid the law by malting
sham sales, but it did not avail.
" Several yours ago, a Northern man s
11. P. Coolidge, went to Helena, com
paratively poor. When the rebellion
broke out his property was estimatO
at one million of dollars. The rebels,
burnt, 2,000 balesof cotton for him, and
now he loses by confiscation, 300 ne
groes. The fine mansion of General,
Hindman is now occupied as head
quarters by Ceti!. Curtis. The build-,
ing, however, is covered with more
mortgages than Hindman ever could
The sickness on the fleet is exceed
ingly great. On the Cincinnati nine,
ty-three were on the sick list, and take
the fleet through, half their crew&
down. Should this matter not mend,
the gunboats will not be able to co-op,
orate very energetically with the land
forces in the contemplated movement
upon Vicksburg. In the camps back
of the bluffs much sickness prevails,
which is attributed to the use of the
spring water there abounding, said to,
be impregnated with copperas."
A COMMODOItE'S ammo:v.—One of
the noblest of our Commodores is Prod-,
crick Engle. A more loyal man and.
devoted patriot the country does not,
contain. In a private letter from him,
dated Brooklyn, Aug. 15, is the follow,
ing passage, which we take the liberty ,
of printing, on the ground that tho
opinions of such men are the property,
of the nation. lie says : " I shall be,
happy to moot you when this war clo,
scs, which must be soon. My opinion
has been, since the
,first, blow on Sums
ter, that the fight should be for victory :
The means to gain it, the employment
ofeverything within our grasp. What t
choice of weapons with rebels ? White
or black, green or yellow, they must
be conquered ! Then make terms, and
let them be liberal." Germantown
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