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VOL. XXXIII. WIIOLt NO 17cfi
CLKAHKIKI.D, i'A WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, IP.G3
NKWSF.HIKS VOJJII. NO 41.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO
Investigate the Alletred Charge of
Fituirtiu Iho Election of United
Dr. Boyer Statement Substantiated.
The. Committee appointed by t!io House
of !eproieutat'.ves. ul IIrrilur, to iu
vestigate t!i' charges made against Simon
Caiuerni:, of (i audulent means made use
of by Imn to secure bis election to (lie
United Stains Senate Diade report en ilie
Tlie Lepmt incl-iding the evidence
Jill n tiatui hlet of 72 iniiics ten thousand
copies of whKl. were ordered lo be prins
We can only make room at present
fur the le narks of tho majority of tlie
f'oiiiinitteo in submitting tlieiv report .
it To llti: HutlSf. lit ,',y-.)VS,.?.l II IS o' tic Com
I 'l l.o commit tee appointed under
the resolution of the 'Jl'th Janunsy lust, to
inquire whether unlawful means were
t employed lo secure the election of a Unis
i led State Senatoi-, with authority to send
5 lor pei'noim and papers, bej; leave to oiler
I the following report :
Your coin in it ten met for the first time
i on the 2ll day of January, and appointed
Jj Jackson Crans. Ksq., a clerk. Siuco
thai t nao they have held 4 ' sessions, and
J Imve tMimiuetl .11) mitnesses, unu some of
! i hem at gri'iit length. A censideinble
portion of the tesliiiioney thus obtained
I lias no direct bearing upon the main que-
j null which was before the committed ; but
' ihev have thought it best, herewith .o sub-
iii i i. I w In
' it, that it may (.peak lor
itKeir. It vat, the constat, t purpose, of tlio
eommitlee to conduct the inveaiijiation in
sin h a manner, as that no injustice should
be done to any one; and they aro pursuit
cVd that the persons examinee' will, in all
cast', atvaid lo them entire lairness.
The Mfsi witnetia examined was IV. T,
.It lletsoil I'.oyer, a member of the. House
(J Kopieceiitiiivcs from (.'leai l eld county,
ivhtKe stateineiit is substanl ialiy U8 fob
In the early part of ll:e session he met
Mr U lUiain I'.robst, of Lowi.sburg, at the
i'ennsy lvnni.i llou.se, in this ci'y ; and :t I"-,
trr severn! liieetiiijis, .it the request of Mr.
bnibst, he grante I bim n private inter
view in liit own loom. During this inter
vinv Mr, l'robst made known to I)r. I'.oy
er bis aideni desiro for the eleclitm ol
'teiieiiit Litineion lo tlio ttftmtn of tlie
I niied Si ntfB : asuriiig bim that he was
authorised by Hen. Cameron to enter into
preliminary arrangements nitli any mem
I'tToflhb l.egis.!alurt to si-i:ui 0 his vote,
iind to otlt r tiv e thousand dollar.- to liny
oi.e who uoultl agree to ab;onl hi in clfn
the day of the election. Mr, lVobst i'l
formed lr. l'myer '.hat (ienoial Cameron
desired to see him ; ami arrangements
were nct'oi tiiiifrlv tmid! by I hem lo po 10
leu. Cameion'i house, but were not car
i iod out.
Afterward Mr. I'rohsl loJd I).l',iiyer
thai lien. Canieroh wantetl lo sefl bim nt
(he State Capitol ltank and on 1 V. Hoys
rr's ct'Bseniing to ihe inttrv irw, be was
cuinhiclf i.' tif Mr. r.robst to a backroom
in a:ia Lank, where he found den. Cam
eron. 'I he (ieneral then shut Ihe tloor,
put duwn the bind, and bad a private in
lemeiv wi'.h Ir. I'.oyer. Ho asketl the
ot tor what be would think of ten thous
and t'.o.lais IV.r a vole, lo ho paid when
i lie work was done? and remarked, that
he regarded this mini nnly as a first install
inent. lie f poko of two pay masterships
in the army, hich were life appoint
ments, at three thousand dollars a year,
one ol which ho could secure for I V. Hoys
er. lie alsorciiuesied the loctor tontine
stunt; one w ho should arrange mat tors be
iweeii them in the future; am! at the
suggestion of licit. Cameron they agreed
on .1 im l'.ui ns.
Mr. Brotist agiin met I)r. Iloyer, find
made, another nrrnge:ncnt to go with him
to (icii. Cameron's lioiie, but failed to ful
fill bis promise. The next day, being the
Friday prior to the election ol United
States r-i'iiator, Mr. Ili-obst informed lr,
lioyer that (Jon. Cameion desired to see
him nl the State Capitol Hank ; bwt as lr.
lioyt r leluH'd to n eot him there, (ieneral
Cameron, nt tho instance of Mr, l'robst
was conducted to tho room of Ur. lloynr,
in tho 1'cnnsylvania House. At this ins
turvicv (ion. Cameron agreed to pivo Ur.
lioyer fifteen thousand , dollars for his
vote ; and informed him that he was going
mat atierpoon lo fliilailelpljia, on the
Lebanon Valley cars, that Jim Hums was
tick, and (hat John J. JAilterson would
go on the satuo train, and would makeup
raiigenionls in regard to the money.
' ( n the morning ol that day Ur. I'.oyer
IihiI met w ith John J. J'alterson, who told
him that ho had seen (ien. Cameron, and
that ho vas aware of-4 he whole matter,
proposing ntibe same lime to meet Ur.
Boyeral the Lebanon Valley depot. Thev
ccor.imgly met, and took the cars for!
Reatling, Gen. Cameron also being on tho '
In the bappvge apartment of the New which might incline either of them to a
York car, Mr. Patterson arreed with Dr. detial of the truth, In regard to this mon
Boyer that he t-hould have twenty thous- ey tsansaction? The answer is easy. If
Mid dollars if ho would, vote for General this feature of tho statement of Dr. Boyer
Cameron for United States Senator, nib. is true, they have loth been guilty of at
jCrt, however, to the approval of tho Gen tempting to bribe a member of this Leg-
end ; and Mr. Patterson al'erwards infor-' lslaturo, which is, under our laws, a high
med Dr. lioyer that (ieneral Cameron was misdemeanor, subjecting the olfen'der to ft
greed to the price. ' severe penalty. But who does not know,
Arrangements were then made by Mr. that the four of exposure and punishment!
Patterson and IV. Boyer to meet with and of the odium thai must necessarily
Osn. Cameron on Saturday evening, at the result from tho comm'msion of such a
bouse of J. I). Cameron. Accordingly, crime, would bo one ot the strongest niO-
they all met nt the appointed time and lives to impel men lo falsehood i It is
S Int o ; and it was thero agree, upon, Hint not reasonable to expect men to crimi
011. Cameron would givo IV. Boyer tweni nato themselves.
If thousand dollar for his vote. Let us look at this testimony from an-
( On Tuesday morning, the day of Ihe other standpoint. Truth is always con
OU't lion for Ncualoi, Mr. Patlcrsoii tailed fcislent with iUelf. Tho slalouitiit yf Dr.
at the Pennsylvania House immediately
alter breakfast, and ne:onipiinied Dr. Urns
er to bis (Patterson') room, in Ht-rr's Ho
el, w here I hoy fount! (ion. CninctanT The
General told I)r. Buyer thut Dr. fuller
would have an interview with liitn there,
w believer ho was ready It) receive htm,
nut! requested Dr. Boyer to say to Dr. Full
ler that he would vote lor him (Cameron)
for Uniled State. Nenattr- Dr. Fullor
was iiuniodialtly introduced into the
room, and inquired, as the chairman of a
committee appointed !y the Kepublioan
caucus, whether lr. Boyer would vole lor
ien. Cameron ; and receiving from Ur.
Mover an affirmative answer, he retired.
Now, if the statement of Dr. Boy or is
h Iruo narrative) of facts, there can be no
doubt its lo the, employment of unlawful
"'funs lo secure the election ol Gen. Simon
, on to the Senate ol the U. States -
ll(lfo.0 U ' in I0 ' d lo ll0 lrllllsH0tiot.8
relate 1 by IV. Boyer ; and it becomes tie
cessnry, in the lu:ht of tint testimony, to
examine, his chums to ti'ullilullic.-s.
'J hat thero were, within a few days prci
vious to the Senatorial election, rejiealed
interviews between Mr. Brohst and Ur.
I'.oyer, cannot be doubte.l ; because they
not only both testify to this fact, but their
testimony is corroborated by Cupt. Chrilz
man, Ur. Luiley, Michael K. lioyer, and
Mr. Vaughn. Thoy also agree in regard
lo the private interviews, had between Ur.
Hover arid (itneral Cameron, first, at the
Stale Capitol Hank, anil afterwards at Ur.
r.oyei's loom, in the l'ennsylvania House;
and in this they aio sustained by the lesi
timony of Cop!. Chril.man, Ur. lvtrloy und
Mr- Vaughn. Thoy agree, noreover, us
to the arrangement. and preparations
which were made to visit Cell. Cameron at
bis own house, at ll.o request of I'.iobst ;
:'iid as to the fact that such preparations
were made, we have tho testimony of Ur.
There is also a niarkfid ngrecment be
tween tho tes'immiy of Dr. lioyer, and
that of John .1. Patterson. They both
testify that they net in Ilarnsburg on
the Friday immediately preceding the
.Senatorial election; that they went to
Heading in the afternoon of that day on
the Lebanon Valley cars, and that Cel..
Cameron was on the fame trp.in ; that nr-i
ringeinents were there matin between Mr.
Patterson and Ur. lioyer, to meet (!en.
Cameron nt the house of Lis son, J. U.
Cameron, on tho next evening: tha' they
met 'le.oMling to appointment ; and that
on l ho following Tuesday morning, the
day of lhn Senatorial election, Dr. Beyer,
at H e request ol 3lr. 1 atterson, went, to
raiteiM.n's room, in llotr's Hotel, where
be found Gen. Comorcn, and afterwards
met Dr. Fuller. These are onlv a few of
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tween the testimony of ' , ,r Boyer and
thai of Mes.-rs. Brohst ami Patter.on. In .
ui.i ih.iiii.-ii.uj ,i.)u. is in :i.iui;ineiit:e ue-
det-tl, ihei is almost a perfect agreement
between them, except iti regard to the ul--legtd
money transaction. ' '
ll inusi be evident to every one, that in
the various interviews whic i Mr. l'.rol st
and Mr. Patterson had wi)hlr. Boyer,
their only object wits, to influence him,
l v some iiK'i.ns or other, lo vote for Gen.
Cameron for United States Senator. But
by wiui t means did they attempt to ic
complish this object? Here tlie testi
mony of these three witiiet-es involves a
direct contradiction. Dr. Boyer asserts
that Mr. Probst told him lie was authors
i.t:tl by (ien. Cameron lo oiler livo thoiis
sand dollars (or a vote, which Mr. Hrobst
denies; and that Gen. Cameron and Mr.
Patterson positively agreed lo pivo him
twenty thousand dollars, and finally, tw en.
ty-hvo thousand dollars, 111 order to ses
euro his vote for Simon Cameron, which
vote for Simon Cameron, which
is emphatically denied by Mr. Patterson, j
We are, ihereloie, bound to
either that the statements of
Pr. lioyer i
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on he uiift hand, or thoso of Mr. Hrobst ;
and Mr. 1 atterson on the other, in regard ,
to Lis pecuniary consideration, aro downs
right and deliberate lalsehoods.
Men always act from motives. It
always act from motives. It is ;
iiioieinre legitimate to inquire, what mo.
live could havo influenced Dr. Boyer, in
this single else, while all the other lead
ing features of his statement are shown to
bo true, to bear false lostimoily '! It could
not have boon lear ; for surely he had no
more to fear from telling tho truth, than
from a declaration of falsehood. It cotild
not nave neen the hope ol gain, lor it is
impossible for any one to see how he could
have expected any profit, or benefit from
the ulleiance of any ruch false statement.
Nor could he have been actuated hymnal.
evolent or revengeful feeling; for there
is no evidence of iheexister.cs of anyauch
feeling on the part of Dr. Boyer, against
don. Cameron or any id his Irionds. More
over, to suppose tint any man could false
ly and knowingly chargu upon hij fcliow
man, wit hout some strong motive, a crime
which would forever blast the reputation
ol its perpotratoi' in community, and then
call upon God in the mostsolemn manner
in attestation of tho truthfulness of his
charge, would he to ancribe to his: r.; un
accountable dc;;i oo of moral deprav ity.
ilero another question will naturally
arise; can any motive be discovered, on
tho Hart of Messrs. Hrobst und Patterson.
lioyer is a plain, si rail forward, circum-
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-uuiiiui, uuv. iiuviu. j v.
a, ,,yu ... c,r. an ! bears upon the lace
it no annarent discrerancy. It ii corrobr
orated, in nearly all its leading detail, by
tho testimony of- Messrs. II robs t and Pat
terson, and in several particular by that
ot Coplain Chrit.nmn,' IV. Fan ley, Mr,
Vaughn, Michael K. lioyer, and Dr. Ful
ler; idl which mny be seen by a reference
to tho testimony of these gentlomen,
Hut now lot us take a brief survey of the
statements of Messrs. Kro-st ant! Paltcri
son. Mr. Hrobst met Gen. Cameron some
weeks before the meeting of the Legisla
ture, but uo conversation passed between
them in regard to Ihe lection-of a United
States Senator. Subsetiuently, without
uny request fiom any one, and ol his own
accord, he came to llarrisburg, wont the
same evening to teo den
otleretl him his service?,
ask oil to tlo so, to secure his election to
tho Senate of tho United States. He
again retun.ed to llarrisburg. stopped at
Ilerr's Hotel, but Boon removed to the
Pennsylvania House, whero Dr. Boyer
had his room.
He there met with Dr. I'.oyer, and had J
roneatod interviews with hinv invited liov.)
i , j
cr to go with him to 'Jeneral Cameron's
house ; provided horses and carriages on
two occasions to convey him there : visited
the general three or four times at his resi-
uciice, in 1110 i net mm o co n i
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cation between bun unu lioyer, and made
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tho arrangements fcr seveial meetings bes
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cost both ol limn and money , and without
any arrangement whatever with (ieneral
Cameron, or anybody rise by which he was
lo be ieirubuiwd. This is yomMc but it is
not at all prolaUc?
Hut again : Mr' Brobsl is positively
implicated, 'by other lest monv than that
of Dr. Buyer, in tho alleged bribery.
Mr. John Hancock testifies that Mr.
Hrobst toltl him he had the authority of
(ieneral Cameron to use money to secure
his election, and that any arrangement ho
might make, within u reasonable amount,
would be immediately complied wi'h by
The testimony oi Michael K. I'.oyer on
this sulject is that Mr. Hrobst told him he
wasnuthorincd to offer li),0i)0. it is also
in evidence llint Mr. Hrobst told Mr. Pots
tciger, it member of the House, that if he
, would voto for General Comeron he could
j make an independent fortune ; that he
1 would guarantee lo him live thousand dol
lars in hand, and a position woi-fb fnrtv
j thousand dollar? ; that i f he w otild name a
1 .lay lie ivouht bring ' General Cameron
down to Berks county to make a final bars
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ea n. ana mat lie lia.l Doner let mr v ro
, io the tlcvil and make his money .
i he testimonv (.f John .1. Patterson, ns
, i ; . .ii rr, v..ic 1.1.111 inn uui uiiuo L'llllS
already nitimaea, corrohofaius that of Dr. ofSumter. At thesamo time the batic
Hover in nearly every point. I hey agree , jes on Cumming's Point niid Sullivan's
? U,:,,'r.,lr,f ! Iteadinsonlho Lebanon I3lim,J oponc.l, and tho iron ships wax tv
Valley hai.road ; their inte. views on the ' jmcU to concentric fire from iv difllrni
cars ; then arrangement to meet General ;J(linu, vnparafUed in 'the. hision, ofwarfce. '
Cameron at the house of his son previous i The lleet found it imnossihle to t,s, ut,
to the Senatorial election
cordms to this arrange ment,
, i . . , , fl
interview between Oenerrd Cameron, Dr.
Ifeycrnndenaior tullcr. in Mr. I. itters
,on s room .u Herr sllotel. Lut Mr Pats
terson denies most emphatically that he
or General Camei on oflered IV, Boyer
money or anything elsons a means of in-'
ducinghimto vote for Camoron. Thu,
whether I rue or false in itself.is what micht
be p.xpccted urdcr tho circumstances, and ,
is, according to the statement of Dr. Boy.
er, w hat Mr. Pnttorfonisnul he would tes-
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I iiij. 11 mo iiiYtrsiigiuiuii rnuum uc lusiuui-
Thero were oth?r statements in the les
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ol consideration. He savs be came to
limnnv nl U l I '.1 1 I .-.for..-, Ihm r, n n.rtl.i,
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Harrisburg at the leqiwst or suggess
lion of no. one. That ho arrived .here '
on the 8th of January. Letween five and
six o'clock in tho afternoon. That after :
sui.ppv he met General Cameron by acci-
dent at the Post office, and was inlormed ! The Ironsides, caught in the tide, was
by him there that he was not a candidate : in great pin t unmanageable. In conso
ler U. S. Senator. On the next day he , quence, Admiral Dupor.t hnd to signal to
sought an interview with Dr. Boyer, in or- the fleet lo disregard tho movements of
tier to ascertain whether he really intends the llagfbip.
ed to vom for Gen. Cameron. That afler , fhe iron clads received each from twen
having some conversation with IV. Boyer, ty to ninety shot. The Keokuk was the
on their way to Beading, ho had no faith j worst used"up, receiving several shots be
in him. ami concluded that he vould aU 1 low and above the water line, The other
vise. General Cameron not to trust him. 1 four 11
that (.cneial Camoron said he would ;
have nothing to do with him.
Otlll. Imwcvcr. as tho leslimnnv nf tmltt
Dr. Hoyer and Mr Patterson shows, they :
son fiiows, iney
?views ith Dr.
his vote for Gen.
e Mr. Patterson
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iioyer, in order lo secure
Cameron. All this service
performed without feor reward from any
one. 1 here u one othei point in Mr, Pat
terson's testiiuony that may be noticed.
He says Unit he as present during the
whole iimool the interview between Sena
tor Fuller, Gen. Cameron and Dr. Boycr.at
his own room in Heir's Hotel. Accor
dingly he relates, in his testimony, the
conversation which took plnco between the
parties cn that occation.
But the testimony of Senator Fuller is
that Mr. Patterson ns not in the room
while he was there. Here, then, is a flat
contradiction between these two witness .
but tho c immiltee havo nodoubt, from the
evidence belore them, and from nil the i
r ninmBl tin fAm nf I 1 . r n l-.niU a it I
circumstances cl the case, thnt tho testi
mony of Senator Fuller is literally true.
It appears from thetestimony before the
Committee that there wero other mem
bers of tho Legislature besides Dr. Boy
er, to whom oilers of money and place
were made to induce them to vote for Si
mon Cameron for United States Senator,
Thoso who would come to an enlightened
judgement in regard to this question, rcay
consult tho testimony of Messrs- Graber,
Wolf, Thomas and linmmar.
Mr. Graber testifies that Mr. If. Thom
as, athis own house, and in a private inter
view between them, urged him. to vote for
(ieneral Cameron for United States Sena
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itir. unu nsiveti iur. urn nar in mnkn uinu n
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Mr limbpr .11,1 i r Vi
Mr' Gra,''er Uld no1 con8pnt t0Rny of "
r,vi .....w Kin. hi his i-nriui-,. nub
Mr. Wolf's tostimony is, that Mr. Hen
ry ihomiis snti to linn, "Go for (ieneral
Cameron, and von .hll iu.n
how much you will take to vote for (Jen -
i. va.. .;ii ". ; . "
era Cameron; put down the figures It
u also in. evidence that Mr. John 1 Ham-
oiwil r "olrntlmt 'CO"''"
again , that he (Mr. Wolf) could make a
n till' s r Ai il
The report concludes with the assertion
that if the testimony of these men is true,
j lllp" Gt'n- Cameron and thoso already im
l'"cuieu are i.uh.ty.
THE FIGHT AT CHARLESTON.
Repulse of the Federal Iron-Clads.
Particular! of the Terrible Conflict.
From tha Corrosioitlnt of tlio N. Y. Timos.
Bai.tisiorb, Sunday April 12, 1803. I
have just reached this point from Charles
ton llutbor, via Fortress Monroe, by tho
gunboat Flambeau, bringing official dis
patches from Admiral Dupont.
J he lronsdad fleet, in its attack on rort
i s:,,,,,i i . , i i .
Sumter, has met with a repulse, but not a
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i vi'sasier. ihe attack was made on the
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nlu'r;"on of luesday, tho , Hi Instant, and
continued for two hour
i and a halt. 1 ha
lleet had got over the bar the day previous,
i and lay at anchor in the main ship chan
i nel along the shoro of Morris Island, at a
i distance of about n mile.
The line of battle was formed in the foK
lowing order ;
I'hn Weiiinuken, Capt. .1. Iiodgers.
Th i'.iss.uc, '.'apt. l'ercivfll Drayton.
The Mon'.auk, Com. J. L. vYorden.
The l'alapsc:), Coin. D. Amnion.
The Ironsides, Com. T. 'I'tirner.
The Katiskill, Com. G. V. Kodgrrs.
The Nantucket, Coin. D. McX. Fair-
8. Tho Nahanf , Com. J. Downs.
9. The Keokuk, Com. A. C. Green,
The Ironsides was Admiral Dupont's
I The ollicial order was to pass the battes
j ries on Morris Island without returning
their fire, and nass inside of Fort Sumter.
and tleyote themselves to bombarding Fort
Sumter at a distance of from six to eight
At 2 o'clock tho head of the line was in
, motion, the rest following. The Latteries
I oh Morris Island did not open on ihe lleet
aian, ana t tie enemy made no fire until
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i'orU 8,er nd MoUtrXn T 3
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a rnccimg ass ! beyond Fort Sumter, and a.,sumo loan
t, o have an i neinted nine.. nn-inniAil.i,Mnin..i ui.
i. -I 1 w t3--'v.o,i.,..i.v.ii3.iii;ii
; oMended across Iho entire channel, fjora
. su,mer lo Moultrie, while above these,
IIonr ,lie miadle groun,i Wt.re tiiree 0,beJ
; rows of piles, and above these three rebel
iron-clads. The fleet was thus compelled
t0 sustain this terrific lire, and nobly it
did so, for thirty minutes. Dnriiv that
timn n ... r, ; ;..?.;.,.
UCrc fimllu the. cum,., mi .umlrrJ ,.J ,;w
lci);i drutiled in a xittglv viinulr. i
At tho end of this time, five of the nine
iron clads were found to bo more or less
disabled, and at four o'clock tho llag slii
signaiie'i 10 reiiro.
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iim ai'ukiik, wiiu spienuiti anaacity,
lnl mn .m in n i.i.;., 1 i.i "1..
..,.v .v.. mi. iv ..lii.iii 11,0 iiuii.iieu viirim
Df the Fori, and near her was tho Kails,
kill. The whole fleet devoted themselves
to Fort Sumter; but, owing to Ihe limited
time the shins were' Hl,lo,l 1.
comnarativolv lew shots tveie firml
ed, were yet lendered tcmporaiily unfit
( for use. They will be speedily repaired
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:ngea tliat she sunk this morning in Ihe
1 position near her original anchorage. She
j will be blown up, to prevent her Tallin"
, into the hands 0! the rebels.
aged that sho sunk this morning in the
Fort Sumter shows some uclv marks on
her eastern front.
The laud lores had been landed on fols
ly Island, near Stono, but dij not cosops
erato in the attack.
Tho attack should really bo regarded in
the light of a reconnoisnnce, and though
it was not sueces-lul. yet it .was not as dis
astrous as it might havo boon. When you
learn the full details you will see that the
result is, on the whole, far from di scour
ngin. The trial was deceive. The ordeal of
the two houie served to prove Hint the
1( fetisive powers of tho iron lleet are suf.
ficient to withstnnd tho terrible force of ;
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the ollensive enginery of Ibe works it hat!
lo assail; wbilo tho limitations of the of
fensive power of the ironsclads took away
all the advantage. The result of the re
connoissance proves the utter intuflieiencv
of the iron-clad fleet to take Charleston j
Iho ;aliarit received thirty wounds
several being bad fractures of deck and
eck and i It
sides, above and below the wnier.lin '
sides, anove ana below tho water-line
Ilie roost at ii.o was by a heavy t.fled
shot which struck the pilot-house and
destroyed several bolts, wouuding all the
I ho 1 ass.uc received twcnly-fivc oi thir-1
i. -ei.. . ...
1 J minnm. i Hum exiraominarv s lOI
.. . . r.. . . .. .. . . .. . . .
iioiu iv-ineu riuen proiecme, w nc i
,lruck , ot :lle lur'0,,Jfcftoopinjl 011t
portion of iron, breaking all of tho
eleven li ates o
. ' .
inch thickness each,
ami ppeuuing IIS IOIC0 Oil 1 10 pi Ct house
. on the Ion of the turret, in which it.
i . i . ....
a crater three inches doep, and raising tho
pilot house three inches,
A nnll.n. Ul. .1.. . IP ..
1 " iurre , inrcing ll.o
V u,e '' 'il inward. I he mrrineo
i ,.r 1 1, n.i..,.i. ..V... , , .
sIl0(.k) wliio u rion ()f h' J
; c,4sinc fl,i i0.iiniJ in lhn rnnvn f '
;; turret and stopping if revolution.
UluU,)0 covor of the port could not be
I . . .
1 1 noi be t Ve '
The oilier monitors received more or
less shots, but was not disabled.
From tlie Curres'iiuinlont of tlio Jf. V. Tribune
On tho morning of tho 7th the fog was
still thick, but by nine o'clock it hnd r.enrs
ly cleared away, and there was no further
causo for delaying the attack. Up to 12
o'clock preparations for tho conflict were
continued on all tho iron-clads. At 1 P.
M. the pilot of the ling, ship declared him
self ready to move. The signal to get un
der way was made, and at 15 minutes bes
fore 2 the whole Hoot was in motion. At
half past 2 the batteries on Morris Island
had been passed by the first four monitors
without drawing the fire of the enemy.
Shortly before 3 o'clock the Ironsides
showed disobedit rice ito her I udder, her
bow swinging to the strong ebb tide, and
threatening to" bring her on the shoals to
her right, fe'he whs. therefore ennir,nl!..il
! to come to nnchor to Slav her cotn-wn
Meantime the lir-t, four monitors had con
tinued on toward the fort. The enemy
allowed the Weehau kon to come within
filH) yards of Fort Moultrie, when two
shot across her bow from this fort opened
Tho Ironsides hat again got under way,
antl approached within 1201) yards of Fort
Sumter, when she once more became tin-
u I ii ii uu inn, .lull U N I . i n nt. mn.i in t .a..
tl 1. ... 1 ... . .
, c .. -'(.-' '" .v. . lies viere 01 r.ngiann motiulacture, tr n
anchor. Ihe mon tors ahead ol her had Icipally Whitworth's s'eel pointetl proies
then reached the converging point of the'tiles 1
fire of tie Cumming's Point battery Fort pjeven huge holes, tl,,pnren.ly running
Sumter. I'orL Mou rie. am -r... .1 u .1 11 ' y '""""
1.-.,., xr...i.; :"' V 7r ,
linriT.ll 1 .'11 ,.11.11111 lu ALU i
antl known a. Bailerv Bee.
iu.A.n I..-.. xr.-.,it; .1 nr..i . ... ..:n
...v..n .. i. , .xv. 11111 iu ai.u iiiuuiirievilie.
A sheet of
Ilamo and volumes of smoke, extending
from Morris to Sullivan's Islands, inaug
urated what has been undoubtedly the
most tenilin cannonade of the whole wnr,
if, indeed, it was ever equalled in the his
tory ol tha woiid. A I.c-lfect torrent of
s!iol and shell was ;ured upon the mon
itors, wrapping them Fometimes nlmnst
entirely in spouts of water thrown up by
the striking projectiles.
The inonitui s continued their play, re
plying vigorously from their batteries to
th" enemy. They passed tho northeast
face of Fort Sumter, but when thev came
near its angle with the northwestern face,
they made out at a short distance three
distinct lines of obstructions, consistingof
floating logs with torpedoes attached, and
net works of cables held perpendicularly
in the water by weights. The Patapco
gM foul or one of them, and could not
make her screw work for soino fifteen
minutes, but finally got clear. A lorpedo
exploded close to Ihe bow of tho Wee
hiwken, without, however, doing any
Tho vesseh all steering very heavily,
the narrow passago through the line of
obstructions could not bo reached. After
several vain attempts the four vessels
turned about and steamed back down the
harbor, all the while sustaining a havy fire,
and responding with their guns as vigors
ouslasthey could, tho Palapsco hail
her 200-pounder Parrott gun disabled by
its own recoil early in tho action. Tin
turret of th Psssaic was lent in, nni
rramped her 11-lnch gun soa9 to prevent
its working, Shortly afterward, her turs
ret stopped revolving, and she lost olfens
si ve power.
Iho ironsides had meantime, vainly
straggled to come closer to Fort Sumter,
'fhe rebel gunners finding her a fixed
mark, plied lit r froely with shot and
shell. Her position was such that Bhe
could not bring her broadsides to boar un
til about 4 o'clock, when she got an oppor
tunity to deliver her fire at Fort Monltrie.
This was the only offensivedemaistrntion
made by her during the action.
When Admiral Dupont found that he
could not rendly move the Ironsidtis. he
signalled lo thoTourironsc.ladsbi hind her
to pass ahead nnd go to the support of the
four vessels already engaged. In trying to
pass by, theKatskilland Nantucket brush
etl the Ironsidesen Ihe port and Ftaibonrd
sides, but after awhile managed to get
away and moved on.
They and theKeokuk nnd Nahnnt came
under do concentric ran
r(A nt't lift fni'l n.,l '
battetifs at nbout the lime tho other lour!
monitors were turning back. 1
They nevertheless advanced, with their
guns nt work briskly, past the northeast
face of Fort Sumter, until their courso was
likewise impeded by obstructions. The
Catskill, iiptuekct and Nnhant reciverl
the united lire of bolh l orti Sumter and
The Keokuk had s'.eered a little more to
the left, and for a while received
tho fire !
of rort Sumter alone. She filed tho eun
in her forward turrot but three timos, when
11 oecnme uisaoieti. Uerattcrgun could',,
not be brought to bear effectively, and was -
under the united fires of all the forts
wius rcnoereci useless. Alter cnnt nuinvi
f all the forts ami 1
hatlenes for ol.M,l
three quarters of
hour, nil tho
.. V. ' . " i
n,.l frnm n,o fl,.i.:
The Ironsides ha-1 alreadv dropped back
some distance out ofrange of Fot Sumter,
At 6 o'clock tho entire fleet was out of
i.u tMV iilii-OU I II,
Tho Frrioson raft, known as the devil.
Ws kl nnlii.il In ll,. Ym r,fil... U'-l ...
. . ' ' ' ' " " ru"
kon. but proved a hindrance inttml nt
llH ' u 1 ',,,, n "
wnv tii k nunT was not mlnewiu.
It was the intention of Ihe at'miral to
rener iho nttnek on the next day, but
when thereporlsof lheco:ntiindersof tha
irou'dads were received, showing that two,
ihaKeokuk and Psaio. were iullv. ami
i three, the Pati,eo Wn'n.Ui m..
hnnl, were partially disabled. th a.lmiral
I dolernniid lo desist from a eoniinnance.
j ,n "'.is l'0'H'"n he was sustained by ih
unanimus opinion of the commumUrs o!
all tho ironclad.
The firing on both sides wa pood, and
Ihe thunder of Iho ennonade tri Ho
The striking of thu heavy missiles used by
the rebels, against the sides, decks, ami
lurrels of the manitors ; the revoibeialion
of their own monstrousguns; the plunging
of shot and shell into the surrounding wa
ters ; the dense nmokc, now hiding tho
foi ls and batteries from view, '.hen broken
by tho f hoets of flame ; the uncertainly a
to what new obstacle or infernal machine
might be encountered by tho iron'clads;
the difficulty of properly mano'tivoiing
the vessels; Iho anxious suspense of the
inhabitants of tho iron boats as to whether
victoiy or defeat was to frown thoiretlorts
all this made Ihe scene onoof unparal
leled interest and excitement.
No words can convey an idnaof lha ter
rible tire. The monitors wero hit from
twenty to sixty times each, with ihe ex
ceplion of tho Keokuk, which from her
exposeil position, was struck by not lets
than ninety shots. Her turrets were pen
etrated a number of times, and her hull,
at the water mark, showed nineteen
holes. She was oaly kept nil oat by j)u!!
ging and pumping, until next morning,
when she sunk on the bar in eighteen feet
of water, her colors still Hying, All oa
board were saved, but Ml !d rverv thin
The Ironside; wnshit fiom fifty i n;x..
limes without muteii.il damage. J'b,,
enemy used only shot of the heaviest cal
ibre, 1 he most destructive of their ruisss
- : . r ... i t .
!, ,,uu" e waiis.some 01 wnicli
. . - . '. " 4
I nhnii ll.rA l..l . ,.lrt 1- . .1
j east face of Fort Sumter, showingtk.it our
.-v...v..,, v.vi ,i,.if7 i. vil
tire was not altnether ineffeeiiml. 'fl...
monitors fired altogether about or.e hun
dred and li f ty rounds.
The numerical eiknii-? of the Inn. I feroo
rendered their direct cooperation in lhn
attack impracticable. Upon (ho 1 j.w.i!ik
volvetl the main shure of tho wo; k, mid ',.'
the lighting was done by it alone.
1-3 -j J
7 vie bo iu of nrunr r.rtiireu,..itvf
CloarfiolJ. will meet at the C'iiim,;!if,)m'.rf,i
ollico, nn W'cdnes.hiy nnd Tlmrsitiv, ;1h 'jydi
unil 3Ulli diiys of April, A. It., ISO.!."
Tbo lionrli.r lt.;li..f Imvo tiir.n ted r.at tlie
wilt) of the nt.HiT must :iiiour bo(rit tlio bmnl
nnd pn. lut e l er snuin Mutemor.t it.-tai li iiniim
of ml jler, regiment mid enniiiany,' when unli-lni ;
the number of children, with h;;o nnd sex oren.-h ;'
Iho tnwn.-liip in whirh tlicy r'ocided t eti n t u
nf enlislment, nnd their prssent residence ; nnd
that she i- vvkliont tho menns of snppurt Iur lier-s.-if
and ehildren, ho sre dependent upon hur.
Two witni-cses of credibility, fi,,,a the township
in which nho rcsi ies, imi nlpo bo prcducutl,
whoao rerlifiente, sworn to before the iiunrtl, must
set forth Unit the nj.pli.-snt is the persu sboreo
rascr.ts herself to be ; that the statement of the
number nnd ago of her fiiimiy is tme , thnt she is
in destitntn eireuiu-t,u,e..-, ..ad her lmui!y in ao
tuiil want; and thiit all iho f.irta t furili in her
appli.-iuion uro just nnd true.
Forms containing iln-r rniui.-Iiiui.. cnu lo ob
tained at tho iidice of tlio li-mrtl of lttlief, when
application i made and tlio witnesses appear.
Illness of the applicant, properly proven, will
exciibe porponal atteiebmee.
W.M. E. PRADLKV, ITk.
Aril i, 1G3.
YUTIIS ttr-J HOYS tan U juppliC'l wiib
CLOTHING i FURNISHING GOODS
nt KKlZliNoTEIN BROS. A CO., wheie it it
Bold at prices that will induce ill to Lt
By devoted interest to the CLOTH ISd ESTAH
L1SH.MEXT th universal satisfaction which hoi
been given has induced them to etilnrgo their
BTOCK, which In quality antl selection, if weir
inferior to none
IN PENNSYL VAN1A
Come, and you can kate
All klnrfi and style.
of Clodiiug at
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Clothing flood enoo0-H n nntlht
Or an tither man.
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