The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, January 07, 1863, Image 1

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Friday, January 2, 1863,
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We have not the time nor the incli
pation, to dun personally, a large num
ber of persons who have unsettled ac
counts upon our books of several years
standing. We shall, therefore, from
clay to day, without respect to persons,
place into the hands of a Justice for
collection, all accounts of over two
years standing. All those who wish
to save expense, will do well to give
us_ a call. •-•
January Ist, 1833
Anothea year has sped :may,
:nice last I sang my Ness Yeal . en lay;
A year of blood, a 3 eau of p tin ;
I never is iSh its lake again;
A 3 ear, that boasts the solthei'm deeds,
Whose chaplets ale the st adtm's need?,
Comnanaglasl as ills the gm lanai's gal),
The Uartiot 5110 V in glot.
The woild's a tliedit e, ai ill pit,
Parquet to and galled lee, ti Late bit
tructittots, heating meiy hue,
I rum white to black, knout to Lew
The gi cutout di tutu. an;rstagu
Has user chow it in. au} age.
Ulm i-tage is large4o °even, Live
Its dill - co:zit dtwc, m ilk aiigty tense;
It., menu Min, gland ins ade the ;
]to lotel) 6uoLcspe, plea, the c u re;
I itch I het, Rout Ito moult tat. 1111 tig,
To umtliet 0CC.1i1,1,1114 11.11.1 ,ill 6
And tuv,:as mad n101111(3111, lidab and
A e. cello for Cl Cl y ,11,1111 l
Whet.: away thou,tull pl.t3 cr. act
Their pill to it It b 1 a rimio and tact
ou eN CI 3 Jul tom of the attige,
A 0.11.1 tNuttawat -0,.111 to rage.
When fir et the cut tain ro•e, the' %food
Cri,t ilittltitulles j iu gill Alta
.t.• , :t and load. and pailor.
With to,ct 1.0,11 to vitly high,
That moo)
11110 tnllccd in roues , that rout (al f 0 ,4
F:oinetitnes inthlige. ere dealing Mon
The comp. u •r, that filled •ln• b 1,11.•,
\Vele Anglo.:txon , . fat at 4 1
And click and hagg.nil—fhir and brmrn—
As Lulls had •110,eitAl down
Their tau-31.11.13h Droll flit Lug•:
Or shads houetc had wort (lICA
collie were dte.,,,1 ill I.ln vie flno
And j.•utle,l hum tlo!coii.i . :,
Allll trot a autholitaLve 11111211,
As ocr nod o'er th paced the ccene,
hulks hanging - en tlnn
Ailayecl to villa and lug charm ,
Unbolted to the ttogic tole,
Uhat untied the fountains. of the soul ;
A huger number scouted to be
Attired to btufil• of loss degree
Of pride or taste—;or r. hat you plea.
To name all ehon rig sin as the-a; i
Mot many of the Olt cog,
S Ju rags and squalor hole along
A mealy hre, that ...nee mould pay
Its pas,age to eternity.
Atoll these motley nooses, wire found
your million negroes, moving tumid,
With hat in haul ai undo to in,
:wt Lai ing for the dire :Amin,
That tilled the heal is ut men oho own,
hodi mints of gold to cool amid bone
Theft pearly teeth and wool) hair
And coal.pit faces—all wets. there—
Awl uith that evulanting
That lights the face Rent brow to chin.
Upon the stage this ob. race
Woo largely in a special place
And beeined to be, in ever ) may,
Engrossing subjvet of the play.
Upon thenir Atch-nugels trod
And thitind spoke the solos of God,
Denouncing t)I ants, oho slwuld plan
Imatquii2 of the rights ufnnw ;
Mule fiends, that rushed ttlk hots I and bail:,
Iron, de( p peiddloliz dungeon, dm
IV, le tlu , ie a Ith which told,
bat et htll uele ~llcmolled,
4,0,4 v ui 11 and iilru 13 aught
1 . 110, the COll,,Atlllll
11. e -Lae-pcnattar .1 . 1.1.1, ,hut,
rhe 1111.41 . 1
(115 Alll, new,1.54.5.
n ge.s I an el to 05.3 .
'155 000 that 5, e,13 sl tie lie claim.,
Is re -tines, enter in Ili, Lhains.
Tile of Wm awl unnghkt too,
Of dad: and leonn. and 35 5 11 en
:sew gnaw!. in .5 trued,
As Wad: on tlin..toning tbuinlen cloud;
11 into nouns] thEnn Luca cling I tee.
Pater race ti g h ten Cling,
Deter mined the) r‘hall not c.dray
In freedorte., vle, polluted ma),
When scourge and marl tele con hold
Inannortal souls, in Malt:l'3's fold.
Auditor a voice m °dainty to all
Who till the stage, both meat and small•
Por these deal ol.jects of our eau',
Ton caunon's rot. dhtut be the air;
hot right to them to their toil,
We'll (11.01 in blood ours irgiu ;
Ming on u Carr!hal of hate;
Ten thousand homes maim desolate;
With glut-41y death, stall: hand to hand,
And muse with ear, a peaceful land.
To arms—ye men mho live upon
The blood and sweat of Altican ;
Destroy the eat uctut a pats hut, bull; ;
And paint the so orditom point to hilt,
With ctimson Item t h e lido of lite,
Its blade nil elicit iu the sulfa
Allotbet part of thin gloat ctago
bat pastaug notice tottA engage:
For 111.1) miriou people Itrma
Astonished at the bold command;
Who scarce can dank that cannons tear
A summons makes at ttecdouib door.
Visa a taper white ns .51101 e,
That nit:l a in beauty to and flu
Amongst atttudant one, as fine,
Yet tinted with the golden chine,
That 'mining lends the fleecy cloud,
That spreads through air so light and pi wol,
When on the mountains ,iiny Fide
its wandering shadue.s tduml3, glide;
There stands a form of giant height,
Whose outlines shadou to the .fight
At if thf**r gale to the eta
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WILLIAM LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor
dent out the azure of the sky.
his robe is n Is lc, as vapory arch,
That beats him on L 6 tiampless match ;
The carmine tinge upon hi cheek
()tastes the hue the maiden Seel.
1110111 ;II ollilni her throws
The fiesliness of not of al glows.
Ilentrolence. in en cry draw,
15 messaged front Ink 'Liming face—
Mit not iniminglel a ith the shade nateliftil care upon it made—
While fit mucs,. hintinefo, seem to shed
A blended radiance 10111111 lik bead.
The ciltee ti unmet to his lip,
its mitts, e'en hill and alley skip,
To ,iminon to Ilk pn eEscnce.
The fth•tal., of ti nth, w in° hear the call.
B 3 tells, by handled, thou-anti., strong,
The pat, 1.4 s came, with shout and song;
And n,k, when in this angel's ten
'• What n nit thou hare this an my do ?"
The figure blending 41 Pin the skies
And radiant It ith hope, replies:
youi tumor, mind 3 our steel,
Defend onr nation's common weal I
'T, not alone dist iiption's end
These t ebtl plop: nations lend:
The pupa., is to battle back
Enlightening progtl ss ill tine tt .101 C,
That science, litenat me and at!
Have opened ill the homan heal t.
Your guoet ninent, the Inglie4 %%ninth
Of 11111 , tints, Illnnntl UK , rm tln;
And ill it is tine eliatin contained,
lie which the woad shall lie teg,ained
To lone, to hbrt ty and In 11th;
To glom 1.1 in i minion tail youth."
The tragedy at once 11,11111e3
PI tpertiotet grand. with 3,, ing plumes—
And clattering .4,1 and honcnten g ty—
And the—t..l in ears at ray—
And Equathons at bottling into line—
Whet t. death and glory Inlet init.
But 1 ml,l ceatat In) Inunble cong a
And ttait tot tame to 11111th along
Het grand Anent,. tie I cm lay
The we tt coneltt,on in your may.
Kind pa la 0n ,, , did 3 on ever know.
Huee linht. in all her youthful glow,
ri.l found the an, in ; her MCC began;
lletraer her steps. as on ohs van,
To spread her heav,. Mph e o'er
The peopled eat 111. hem chore to chore?
Then coinage take. and hold, as one,
The, guts I,t p.opie 'math the ;
Thought death Mall` ; anal it ehould
That chains shall hie& and slurs be free.
By the President of the Confederate States
WitEarAs, A communication was ad
dressed on the Eri \Ali day of .fnly last,
1862, by General Robert E. Lee, acting
under the instruction of the Secretary
of War of the Confederate States of
America, to General H. W. Halleck,
Connnander-in-Chief of the United
Stitesarmy, informing the latter that
it report had readied this Government
that Wm. B. Muinford, a citizen or the
Confederate States, had been executed
by the United States authorities at
New Orleans for having palled down
the United States flag in that city be
fore its occupation by the United States
forces, and calling for a statement of
the facts, with a view of retaliation. if
such an outrage had been committed
under the tianction of the authorities of
the United States.
And. Ivhereas, (No answer having
been received to said letter,) another
was, on the 2d of August last, (1892,)
addressed by General Lee, under my I
instructions, to General Hailed:, re-
newing the inquiries in relation to
the'execution of the said :Slumlord, with ,
the information that in the event of '
not receiving a reply within fifteen
days, it would be assumed that the fact
was true, and sanctioned by the Gov- '
eminent of-the United States;
And whereas, An answer dated on
the 7th of August last, (18620 was ad
dressed to General Lee by General 11.
W. Halleek, the said General-in-Chief
of the armies of the United States, al- I
leging sufficient cause for failure to
make early reply to said letter of the
9th July, asserting that " No authentic,
information had been received in re
lation to the execution of Mumford,
but measures will be immedilttely
taken to ascertain the facts of the al
leged execution," and promising that
General Lee should be duly informed
And whereas, On the 28th of Novem
her last, (1862) another letter was ad
dressed, under my instructions, by
Hobert Child, Confederate agent for the I
exchange of prisoners, under the cartel
between the two Governments, to Lt.
Col. W.. 11. Ludlow, agent of the Uni
ted States under said cartel, informing
him that the explanation promised in
the said letter of Gen. Ilalleck, of 7th
of August last, had not lot been re
ceived, and that if' no answer was sent
to the government within fifteen days '
from the delivery of this last commit
pie:Rion, it would be considered that
I an answer is declined;
' And whereas, a letter dated on the
3cl day of the present month of De
cember, the said Lieut. Col. Ludlow
apprized the said Robert Ould that the
above recited communication of the
19th of November had been received
and forwarded to the Secretary of War
of the United States, and whereas this
last delay of fifteen days allowed for
answer has elapsed and no answer has
been received;
And whereas, in addition to the
tacit admission resulting from the
above refusal to answer, I have received
evidence foll - establishing the truth
of the fact that the said William B.
Murnford, a citizen of' the Confederacy,
was actually and publicly executed in
cold blood by hanging, after thexiccu
pation of the City of New Orleans by
the forces under General Benjamin P.
Butler, when said Mumford was an
unresisting and non-combatant captive,
and for no offence even alleged to have
I been committed by him subsequent to
the date of the capture of the said city;
And whereas. The silence of the GOV
eminent of the United States, and its
maintait,inz, of said Butler in high of
fice under its authority for many
months after his commission of an act
that can be viewed in no other light
than as a deliberate murder, as Well
as of numerous other outrages and a
trocities hereafter to be mentioned.
afford evidence too conclusive that the
said government sanctions the conduct
of the said Butler, and is determined
that he shall remain unpunished Jim
these crimes.
Now, therefore. I, Jefferson Davis,
President of the Confederate States of
America, and in their name, do de
nounce and declare the said :Benjamin
F. Butler to be a felon, deserving of
capital punibliment. Ido order that
he shall no longer be considered or
treated simply as a public enemy of
the Confederate States of America, but
an outlaw and common enemy of man
kind, and that, in the event of his cap
ture, the officer in command of the
capturing three do cause him to be im
mediately executed by hanging.
And I do further order that no com
missioned officer of the United Staie , :,
taken captive, Thal( be released on pa
role, before exchange, until the said
Butler shall have met with inc punish
ment for his crimes.
And whereas, The hf,..,4 - wag „.„l
against this Confederacy by the forces
of the United State -1, under the com
mand of said Benjamin F. Butler, have
borne no resemblance to such warlhre
as is alone permissible by the rule of
international law, or the usage of civ
ilization, but have, been characterized
by repeated atrocities and outrages.
among the large number of which the
follovtling may be cited as exatnple:;
Peaceful and aged citizens, n nrc,h,
Ong captives and non-combatant., have
been confined at hard labor, with hard
chains attached to their limbs, and arc
still so hold in dungeons and fortresses.
Others have been submitted to a like
degrading punishment for selling med
icines to the sick soldiers of the Con
The soldiers of the United States
have been invited and encouraged in
general orders to insult and outrage
the wives, the motheis and the sisters
or our citizens. Ihelpless women have
been torn from their homes, and sah
jected to solitary confinement, some in
fortresses and prisons, and done especi
ally on an island of barren sand under
a tropical 'sun ; have been fed with
loathsome ration; that had Leen con
demned as unfit fir soldiars, and have
been exposed to the vilest insults:
Prisoners of war, who sumonlored
to the naval forces of the LTnited
States ou agreement that they should
be released on parole, have been seiz.ed
and kept in close confinement:
Repeated pretexts have been so.n4.t
or invented for plundering the inhabi
tants of the captured city, by tine; le
vied and collected under flirt:at.; of im
prisoning recusants at hard labor with
ball and chain. The entire population
of New Orleans have been forced to
elect between starvation by the confis
cation of all their property, and taking
au oath against conscience to bear al
legiance to the invader of their coan
'try :
Egress from the oily- has been re
fused to those whose finditude with
stood the test, and even to lone. and
aged woolen, and to helpless ehibtren ;
and after being ejected from their
homes, and rubbed of their property,
they have been left, to starve in the
streets or subsist on charity:
The slaves have been driven from
the plantations in the neighborhood
of New Orleans until their owners
would consent to share their crops
with the Commanding General, his
brother, Andrew J. Butler, and other
officers, and when such consent had
been extorted, the slaves lad been re
stored to the plantations, and there
compelled to work under the bayon
ets of the guards of United States sol
diers. Where that partnen,hip \vas
refused, armed expeditions have been
sent to the plantations to volt them of
everything that Was smeeptihie of re
And even slaves, too aged or infirm
for work, have, in. spite of their en
treaties, been forced front the homes
provided by their owners, and driven
to wander helpless on the highway.
By a recent general order, No. 91.
the %entire property in that part of
Louisiana west, of the Nississippi riv
er, has been sequestrated for conff-ea
tion, and officers have been assigned
to duly with orders to gather up and
collect the personal properly, and
turn over to the proper officers, upon
their receipts. such of said property as
may be required for the use of the
United States army ; to collect togeth
er all the oilier per , onal property :Ind
bring the same to New Orleans, and
cause it to be sold at puhlie auction to
the highest bidders—an -order, which,
if executed. condemns to punishment
by starvation, at least a quarter of a
million of human beings, of all ages,
sexes and conditions, and of which the
execution. although forbidden to mili
tary officers by the orders of President
Lincoln, is in accordance with the
confiscated law of our enemies, which
he has elrected to be enforced through
the agency of civil officials.
And, finally, the African hI eves
have not only been incited- to insur
rection by every license and encour
agement, but numbers of them have
actually been armed for a servile war
—a war in its nature far exceeding
the horrors and most merciless atroci
ties of savages.
And whereas, Thp officers under
command of the said Butler have
been, in many instances, active and
zealous agents in the commission of
these crimes, and no instance is known
of the refusal of any one of them to
participate in the outrages above nar
And whereas, The President of the
United States has, by public and Mil-,
cial declarations, signified not only his
approval of the effort to excite servile
war within the Confederacy, but his
intention to give aid and encour
agement thereto, if these independent
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Slates shall continue to refuse submis
sion to a foreign power after the first
day of January next, and has thus
made known that all appeal to the law
of nations, the dictates of reason, and
the instincts of humanity would be ad
dressed in vain to our enemies, and
that they ran be deterred from the
commission of these crimes only by
the terrors of just re:ribation.
Now, therefore, I , Jefferson Davis,
President of the Confederate States of
America. and acting by their authori
ty-, appealing to the Divine Judge in
at test:ttion that their conduct is not
guided by the passion of revenge, but
that they reluctantly yield to the sol
emn duty of redressing, by necessary ,
severity, crimes of which their citizens
are the victims, do l=aic this my proc
lamation, and virtue of iny authority,
as Cmmnander-in-Chief of the armies
of the Confederate St ate,, do order : •
Fii.t That all commissioned offi—
cers in the commallfl of the: czaid Ben
jamin 1 0 . Butler b declared nut enti
tled to be cohsbleyetlt3,oldiers engag
ed in honordblo warffire, but as rob
bers and criminals dc:-erving death;
and that they, and each of them, be,
xvhenever captured, reserved for exe
S-efm(l. That the private soldiers
and non-conuni, , ;ionQl ollieer6 in the
army of said Butler ha considered as
only the ilutrument,n;ed for the eom
mi,;ion of crimes parpetrated by his
order.-, and not, a; free age it,; that
they. thereliwe, he treated, when cap
tured, as prisoner; of war, with kind
ness and humanity. and be sent home
on the usual parole, that they will in
no manner aid or serve the United
States in any capacity. during the con
tinuance of this war, unless duly ex
Tbir,l. That all negro slaves captor
cd in arms heal once delivered over to
the executive aut hori ties of the respec
tive States to which they belong, to be
dealt A\ ith according to the laws of
said State , .
Verrth. That the like order , ; hi) ex
ecuted in all eases with respect to all
C01111111, , i1011, d officer; or the United
States when found serving in compa
ny with !..aid slaves in insurrection
again,t tho authot.ilie.; of the dirl'erent
Slate, of this
fn to:gini9ny wher, , of L iiav igned
pr,2 , 0:1k and crce l the seal of
Ow lc ate SL.dos Ame::f , a to
th(2roto, t 11.3 city of Rich
mond, An DenomLler,
in thy' y e ,lr ow," thousand
ei . .,;ht, hundred. 014•1
By 114 e Pre-I lent
J. P. Pn-.ljimin. Scot} - . of State
On this iiroylamation the Eft:limo:id
Di-patch I I th rollowink; editorial
Tice pro: hunation 13a ler and
Itio Lusociatos comes up to the full
measure of public cxpvetation. The
deliberation with which the conclusions
or the Executive have been arrived at
;ivies additional sr,l‘minity and dignity
to his purpose. The bruto and his
minions will di'-eover that it does not
follow because sentence against an evil
work is not speedily that it
is forgotten or forgivtn.
Thu to of our own people, too, who
have been disposed to complain of the
Pre , ,ident's alleged indifference to the
fate or will see that they have
done him great injustice, and that he
has remembered it long:or, than some
of his censors. In this, as in other ca
ses, it would he as well for those of us
who inhabit the vales of private life,
and whose qualitications for conducting
the government of the country Intro
never yet been dkcoveretl by our fel
low-citizens, to be modest and charita
ble in our strictures upon the course of
those whom we have placed in power,
and who from their official and intel
lectual elevation are probably able to
acquire a Wider sweep Of the horiz.on
than those of us Who dwell upon the
plains. We trust that the proclama
tion ag.tinst ilittler and his officers,
should - they fall into our hands, may
be carried out to the very letter. The
black flag is the only answer to the
unheard - of criintn of these enemies to
the human race.
Hoar au Irish Patriot.
" Lr t the politicians who here b 'en tlo
iny 113 Ion!" enough, utny nt 1101:10 r . " they
will. but lit (10 go lcn 1 fight the battles of
Mc nation, and when we come home, a
grate/'al nation will cytold to ttg sufficient
to moot our wants. 1 hare always been
a Democrat. I was !,foilHt to say that I
am still ; . but I will not «11ow any politics
to interfere with the discharge of my du
if he carries the mos Act or sword along
sole of m(? in - this contest. Ido not eare
wheld i-nn 0010(8 trout,
or what ma y
be his shade of polities, hether he is a
REP UR I (''.l X, an A B °LIT_ lON
IST, or something else—it is a perfect
matter (If ind(yereme to me. I only
want to say that I know no man but as
he discharges his duty to that ; and ;
its 1 said in Baltimore, Men were 1101 Cr
COlllOl 11110 n in Ml6' World f 0 pct/'Olll. 80
&I , ;101 a duty as yoa arc, m y countrymen,
not only for your own sake, but for the
whole country with its coming genera
tions of men."—[Speech of Gon oral
Coreoran,at Philada.
Paoromtrit Amiums—nctv and im
proved styles—just received and for
sale at _limy's' Book Storo
11 ,- % Now IS TICE TIME TO inn - Lloyd's
now Map of the State of Virginia.—
Only 2.5 cents. For sale at W. Lewis'
Book Store.
Itt - ,. - Fino Cigars and Tobacco for
sale at Lewis' Book Store.
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Upwards of 6700,000 Swind/cd Out of
Government in "Veto York City—How
Regiments were raised and subsisted—
Operations of Contract Brokers—False
Affidavits awl Forgeries without 37-um
ber—Great Swindling in the Payment
of Bounty to Soldiers.
Commissioners, appointed by the
General Government, have been at
work for several weeks past, in New
York city and elsewhere, investigating
alleged frauds upon the Government
in connection with the raising and sub
sisting of volunteers, organizing of re
giments, and other operations, from
the commencement of the rebellion to
the present-time.
Oleott, the commissioner, ap
pointed for New York city, entered
upon his investigations on the first of
November last, and has already dis
covered frauds to the extent of $700,-
000 perpetrated in that city, and the
pr , ,spect is that they will reach double
that amount before the investigation
is flnbilled. In order to give a clear
idea of the mode, or rather the various
modes, in which the Government has
been swindled, it is necessary to go
hack to the beginning of the war.—
When the rebellion broke out, Congress
was not in se , ,sion, and there was no
appropriation by the General Govern
ment to defray the expenses of recruit
ing regiments of volunteers; conse
quently, the expense connected with
raising regimentsl)‘ad to be paid either
by the colonel and regimental officers,
by subscriptions or private individuals,
or by donations from the Union De
fence Committee. In the lbllowing
August, however, during the extra
session of Congress, 520,000,060 were
appropriated to recruit and - organize
volunteers. and the Adjutant General
of the United States Army was made
the custodian of the fund. Mustering
officers Were established in the differ
ent cities, and at each office an army
officer was appointed to disburse the
moneys that were drawn from the gen
eral fund. The dkbarsing officer ap
pointed foe New York city wns Col.
Sackett, of the regular army. The
first sum received from the Adjutant
General was e 50,000, which was all
disbarsol in three or foot days.
The second draft was fur l",! , 100,000,
which was soon disbursed, and was
the laSt received until the following
November, when another instalment
of about, the same amount Was sent on
fri»n Washington. ThildisLursements
made at this time were principally for
the subsistence and lodging of recruits
after their enlistment, and pending the
time of their going into camp; and it
mey lk staled hei.e that the regula
tions of the United Stales army had
always been that hills for subsistence
and lodging should be certified to by
the recruiting officer, signed by the
eontroctor, and endorsed us npproved
by the colonel commanding the regi
The contractors were of two kinds:
first, general contractors, who took
bids for the subsistence and lodging of
recruits, and who gave sureties; mid,
second, special contractors, who were
generally keepers of lager beer saloons
and cheap boardino , hotnes, and who
boarded and lodged recruits to the
number of half a dozen, more or less,
previous to their going into camp.—
These small contractors were anxious
for the payment of' their bills, and, be
ing' unable to get the money from the
Government, they were driven into
the hands of brokers to get them dis
counted. This class of men—whom
we may call army brokers, and who
figure more extensively than any oth
er class as swindlers of the Govern
ment—commenced business in that
city in December, 1861. They first
did a legitimate business, but they soon
found a way of increasing the size of
their bills by alto' ations in the figures,
and Ibilowed up this fraud by making
fictitious bills which were vouched for
by downright forgery.
On the tith of December, 1861, Col.
Sackett vacated his post as disbursing
officer for that city, and was succeeded
by Lieut. C'ol. Nichols, also of the reg
ular army. Before Col. Sackett left
he was in the habit of requiring affi
davits from the special contractors of
the correctness of their bills, and also
employed as an additional guard a
gainst fraud, detective to tocertain
whether the affidavits were true. Lt.
Col.-Nichols held the post of disbur
sing officer until June, 1862, when he
was relieved by Captain Lamed, who
in turn gave way on the 26th of Au
gust last to Lieut. Col. _deed, who now
holds the position. During the latter
part of Col. Nichols' term, and all
through the term of Capt. Darned, the
bi okers were in full blast, and conduc
ted their business with a recklessness
of villainy that is perfectly astounding.
They employed runners to visit lager
beck. :shops and boarding-houses, and
' any and every place where it could
be ascertained that a recruit had ever
eaten a meal or slept over night, and
induced the keepers of these places,
under various arts and pretences, (of
ten by actual bribery,) to certify and
swear to bills against the Government.
Not satisfied with this, they employed
clerks to manufacture bills on t, of whole
cloth, and forgo signatures to them.—
Mr. Olcott has in his possession over
fbrty forged signatures to bills which
have been verified as forgeries by the
colonels and contractors whose names
were used. Instances have been dis
covered where brokers have purchased
claims of poor Germans for *25 and on
the followin ,, clay have called at his
place aild got him to sign what pur
ported to be a receipt, but which was
in reality a fictitious bill for 82,000.-
1 Their frauds have been perpetrated
mainly through the agency of igno-
TERMS, $1,50 a year in advance
rant German people, who could not
read our language, and who were made
to swear to a bill of a thousand dollars
when they supposed it was only $2O,
or to certify to the correctness of a
large claim when they supposed they
were signing a receipt for a small one.
Some of this class of people, however,
who had no claim against the Govern
ment, large or small, have been in
duced to certify and swear to bills
through the agency of a bribe.
Recruiting officers arc also discover
ed to have played the same game.—
Instances have come to light where re
cruiting officers have induced lager
beer men to sign a bill for $1,500
where the claim was only $25, and the
bills have been sworn to before a no
tary, who, either through negligence,
or because he was privy to the fraud,
asked no questions, and in some cases,
did not even administer the oath.—
Cases have also turned up where the
Union Defence Committee had paid
the regular 40 cents per. ration for re
cruits, and the eon tractor has been
compelled to pay five cents for each
ration to the colonel of the regiment,
and 10 per cent. of his gross receipts
to the quartermaster.
Mr. Olcott commenced his labors by
investigating the frauds of the army
brokers, and after disposing of these,
he was presented by the Secretary of
War with a bill which had been paid
at Washington, and had been sworn
by a Colonel of a New York regiment.
The bill was accompanied by the
names of a large number of sub-vouch
ers for the different items, all of which,
except two, the Commissioner has dis
covered to be forgeries. A further in
vestigation has brought to light the
fact that this same Colonel has swin
dled the Union Defence Committee,
swindled private citizens, swindled
the General Government, and swind
led every one of his subordinate offi
cers and privates, and that the sum
total of his swindling cannot fall short
of MO,OOO. The wholesale frauds
developed in this case have induced
the Government to direct Mr. Olcott
to investigate the transactions ofeach
and every regiment raised in New
York, where the circumstances con
nected with its organization are open
to suspi6ion.
It is thought that nearly a thousand
persons will be shown to htive been
implicated, directly or indirectly, in
the frauds. Many of the men who
have been trumpeted as martyrs to
the system of "illegal and arbitrary
arrests" are met who were sent to Ft.
Lafityette for these very frauds; and
when their names come to be known,
they will doubtless turn out to have
been the most noisy &flutters of the
Government, and the swiftest to ac
cuse everybody but themselves of rob
bing the public treasury.
There is another feature to the gen
eral system of swindling to which, it is
said, the State and country have been
subjected almost ever since the offer
of bounties for the enlistment of pri
vate soldiers was made. At first, that
i for a very few weeks—there was at
least a show of honesty in drawing
the exceeding liberal bounties offered
to non to enlist; and, at that time,
when a man enlisted he was taken to
the quarters of the company or regi
ment into which ho had enlisted, and
there kept. That course, however,
was not long generally pursued. • The
men, when enlisted and having receiv
ed their bounties, would ask for a
pass" for a few days, to regulate
their family affairs and to spend the
bounty money for what themselves or
their families needed. This seemed
proper enough at the time, but expe
rience proved that many of the men
thus let go did not return, and were,
in consequence, marked as deserters.
The system was then commenced by
many officers of retaining a large por
tion of the bounty money, on granting
a pass. in order to insure the return of
the enlisted man. Those who bad en
listed with the intention of going to
the war. returned, of course, and
claimed the remainder of their bounty
money. But there were many who
did not; and it is at least remarkable
that of those who did not return very
few have been arrested.' Of the
(about\ six thousand men who receiv
ed thtbountres in the city of Brook
ly.n, and the immensely larger number
who received the bounties in New
York, it is not believed that much
more than one-half are now connected
with the army by reason of their first
It is also stated that there are men
now in New York, in citizen's clothes,
who have been enlisted from two to
six times, under the several bounty
acts, under different names, and who
have never been arrested.
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NO. 80.
a precept to me directed, dated at Huntingdon, the
3th of November, A. D. 1862, under the hands atitrsedig
of the Hon. George Taylor, President of the Court or
Cunt:non Picas, 0) er and Tel miner, and general jail &HY ,
cry of the 24th Judicial Disti ict of Pminsyls aisle,' compd.
sed of Huntingdon, Itlair and Cambria counties; and the
Hons. Benjamin S. Patton and William It. Leas his associ
ates, Judges of the county of Huntingdon, Justices as
signed, appointed to hear, try and determine all and every
indictments made or taken for or concerning all crimes,
which by the laws of the State are made capital, or felon
ies of death, and other offences. crimes and misdemeanors,
which have been or shall hereafter be committed or perpe
trated, for crimes aforesaid—l am commanded to make
public proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick, that
u Court of Oyer and Terminer, of Ceminon Pleas and
Quarter Sessions, will be held at the Court Holies in the
borough of Huntingdon, on the second Holiday (and 12th
day) of January next, and those who will mosecuto the
said prisoners, be then and there to prosecute them as ft
than be Just, and that all Justices of the Peace, Coroner
and Constables within said count), be then and there In
their proper persons, at 10 o'clock, a. tn. of said day, w Ith
their lecoids, inquisitions, examinations and remembran
ces, to do those things e Mel, to their ofikes respectitipl?
Dated tit lEuutingdon, the 13th December. in the year of
our Lord ono thousand eight hundred and slaty-two,
and the Stith year or American Independence.
GEO. W. JOtINSTO.) . , Sheriff.
a precept to me directed by the Judges of the Com.
loon Pleas of the count!. of Huntingdon, bearing test the
15th day of November, 1102, I am commanded to make
Public Proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick than
ti Court of Common Picas Mitt be held at the Court lionse
in the borough of Huntingdon, on the 3rd Monday (and
1311, day) of January, A. 1), 1103, for the trial of all Is
sues in said Court Mitch remain annletermined boron)
the said Judges, us hen and a boreal! piton?, %%Humes, and
andel+, in the trials of nll issues are tcyaircd.
Dated at Ituntingdon the 1311, of December, in the year of
onr Lout 000 thee.and eight hundred and sixty-two,
nod the St:th yet, of American Independence.
OEO. W. JOHNSTON, Sheriff:
Sarah L Keeue SC. vs Philip We,arLr.
J. 0111 am %sae fur usu vs IVllhans ltuthrools.
Gout go Flora vi Janikun. ltou4u, of al
Jucub Cautalau vs flulsolt F. Iloslutt.
W. W. and D. E. Entrekin vs Michael Stone.
Snmo ,vs Same
Eiill4 Simpson and C. vs R. F. Ulmlet.
31e3lurtoo for Linn vs A. Russell of al.
Jam!. Flondug's udm'r. vs Adam Sooner.
S. N. and 11. Swoop° es Joseph 3leDsy.
Ifuntingdou, Nov. 23, 1802.
Samuel Bolinger, farmer, Cromwell.
Washington Buchanan, Huntingdon.
Daniel Baird, farmer, Carbon.
Emanuel Bare, laborer. Dublin.
Moses Burge, farmer, Tell.
Joseph Cadman, farmer, Cass.
John C Davis, farmer, Oneida.
Mordecai Duff, farmer, Jackson.
Samuel Bum, farmer, Springfield.
Joseph Dim - 445, firmer, Carbon.
B L Everhart, teacher, Porter.
Thomas Fagan, plasterer, Carbon.
Joshua Gorsuch, farmer, Henderson.
William Hamer, laborer, Porter.
Samuel Henderson, farmer, Franklin
George M. King, laborer, Shirley.
James Lee, farmer, Penn.
Samuel Marks, carpenter, Franklin.
Enos McMullen, farmer, Cromwell.
George Crum, jr:, farinef,' Barreo.
Henry Peightal, farmer, Walker.
Jesse Snare, mason, Penn.
Miller Wallace, carpenter, Brady.
Lazarus Wheeling, farmer, Franklin.
James Allen, farmer, Porter.
Samuel Beaver, farmer, Penn.
Joshua Booker, farmer, Cromwell.
James Black, farmer, Porter.
David Buck, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Alexander Bens, farmer, Tell.
Able Corbin, farmer, Henderson.
M F Campbell, farmer, Union.
Joseph Douglas, merchant, Walker.
James Dickey, farmer, Barre°.
Samuel Evans, farmer, Cromwell.
John Ebbeeman, farmer, West,
John Figart, farmer, Hopewell.
Andrew Fink, farmer, Union.
James Goodman, farmer, Henderson.
J W Galbraith, farmer, Shirley.
Joshua Greenland, gentleman, Cassville.
Benjamin Gibboney, manufacturer, Jackson
Thomas Graflies, merchant, Morris.
It D heck, farmer, Cromwell.
N G Horton, farmer, Tod.
M S Harrison, tinner, Shirleyshurg.
John IV Hector, farmer, Springfield.
Michael Isenberg, farmer, Morris.
Daniel Hyper, farmer, Oneida.
John Laport, fernier, Franklin.
Benjamin F Myers. farmer, Springfield.
Andrew Martin, wagon-maker, West,
William Moore, farmer, West.
Michael Myers, farmer, Cromwell.
James Moore, farmer, Walker.
Matthew McCall, farmer, Penn.
Samuel McAlevy, farmer. Jackson.
II L McCarthy, farmer, Brady.
Samuel McClain, farmer, Cass.
George W. Price, farmer, Cromwell.
George Robison, farmer, Springfield.
George Rudy, laborer, Jackson.
henry Shultz, farmer, Hopewell.
Peter Shaver, jr., clerk, Shirley.
Elisha Shoemaker, farmer, Oneida.
William Travis, farmer, Franklin.
William Weaver, farmer, Hopewell.
Samuel Work, farmer, Porter.
A B Westbrook, inn-keeper, Huntingdon ;
II S Wharton, agent, Huntingdon.
James White, J. P., Carbon.
Julie Vandevender, J. P., Walker.
Robert Barr, farmer, Jackson.
Owen Boat, coach-maker, Iluutingdon.
Charles Boyles, gentleman, Morris.
Andrew Beers, miller, Franklin.
William Crotsloy, cooper, Cass.
Henry Crane, shoemaker, Franklin.
Robert Cunningham, merchant, Huntingdon
David Douglass, farmer, Shirley.
William Enyert, farmer, Hopewell.
John Eyer, jr., farmer, Warriorsmark.
Michael Fleslier, farmer, Jackson.
Stemirt Gainer, farmer, Carbon.
Thomas Gleason, contractor, Carbon.
Henry Glazier, gentleman, Huntingdon.
William Harman, fence•maker, Porter.
Henry Holtzapple, miller, West.
John Hall, clerk, Porter.
William B. Johnston, farmer; Franklin.
Aaron Kelley, farmer, Henderson.
George Leas, clerk, Shirleysburg.
Deekers_Lock, merchant, Springfield.
James Moore, farmer, Oneida.
Edward J Neff, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Christian Peightal, farmer, Barree.
Wm. M Philips, tanner, Alexandria.
Samuel Peightal, farmer, Henderson.
Samuel II Pheasant, farmer, Union.
John Porter, farmer, Henderson.
Philip Pheasant, farmer, Cdss.
George Price, farmer, Clay.
William Rex, clerk, Union.
James Terry, carpenter, Huntingdon.
David S Umbenour, teacher, Shirley.
Andrew Wise, farmer, Union.
James Watson, farmer, Walker.
Henry Wilson, J. P., Oneida.
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