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' Cann , NEAP. BELLE PLAINN Ts. I,
April 23d, 1863.
LIEUT. GARDNEV. ::—Dear Sir—This far,
the present week has been one of unusual
activity with us. -The . get ting ready
and transfer of the sick in the • ree
neent to different hospitals north, occupi
eds-the time ,of many of us from Sunday
morning until a, in. on Monday, when
farewells between the leaving, dying, and
the remaining' living were ~exebanged,
, with marry an out-gush of true soldierly
emotion. There were about 80 sent from
the regiment—the most of them: I fear
never to return. Susq'a furnished-her full
quota. We regret their'loss, and mourn
:_their departure; yet, as " every cloud has
its silver lining," so may we hope that
living'or dying, admonished by the stern
disease and death, we should be
prepared for our exit,' mid act according
• . The departure of the last ambulance
was the signal for us to appear at head
quarters and receive 2 months pa* - - This'
would haxe answered very well for r lining
,if there had been more - silver in it; but,
even:in its present shape it afforded quite
a relief to many an overburdened heart,
capricious stomach, and voracious appe
tite for something out . - Of. the ordinary
range of camp cuisine. .A peep at the sut,
lira tent would convince the-most skepti
cal of the fact; and. th , f , sight of apar
master the 'regiment i4reportioned en
relish and avidity to. the , Character and
quantity of the sutler's .stock on hand.—
These are the spend-ails, Then again "we
have the lean, lank, hungry - cormorants,
sometimes apparelled in officers' clothes,
and at other, times in'citizens dress, pray
ing to, and thanking God that they "are
not li ke
. other men ;" who have le ft their
homes (a blessing to the community,) and
come into the army (a curse to the coun
try,) with mot one patriotic ' impulse to
warm up or quicken into life their mercen
ary natures, with no sentiment but that
of gain, and no honor save that which al
lies itself to a freebooter, or to a Roman
when in Rome—a terror to defenceless
women and children who are left by the
vicissitudes of,war-outiide the lines—abo
litionists in politics, and tyrants by na-'
tare. They are the grab-ails.
I witnessed the reception of the green
backs by malty of our under , officers, who
are subject. about every six weeks to fits
of peevishness, pettishness, and a mental
deranerement leading to silly exhibitions
'of authority, with a steady current of dis
agreeableness permeating the whole sys
tem,_and the effect was marvelous. It is
a producer of . that social fellow-feeling.
"which makes us wondrous kind," and
=any ba chanalianly inclined. The latter
is an infirmity to which all armies in mod
ern times have been subject, if we except
Bavelock's musts in India.
You must pardon me, Lieut., but I have
not yet said a word in regard to - what I
proposed to write. By 12 m., then, on
Monday, the last company had been paid,
and in less than thirty minutes after their
• return to camp the order was given fnr
every man to be ready to march in .one
hour's time, with 3 days provisions in
haversacks, and an oil-cloth for bedding
and protection; and then, of course,*
' "Ails a btrrrylng aand fro, •
' And cheeks . . . which but an boar ago .'
Blushed with a new-born patriotic glow,'
were marshalled in a long and majestic
column, consisting of 7 regiments, form
ing two=brigides and one diviSion, corn
minded by Maj." Gen. Doubleday. We
were headed direct for Fredericsburg, but
an hour's time convinced us that if that
place was our destination, our route was
quite circumlocutory. Following the
course of the Rappahannock until dark,
conjecture ceased, and we gave ourselves
to the task of picking our way through
almost impenetrable w oods, swamps, and
Morasses, and wheal; forced into the roads,
through mud on an average above the
knees of a six fOoter. Small streams on'
which a common 'Mississippi flat-boat
could sail, offered no inniediment.• -It was
. or die." Some would wade,
others swim for relaxation across the
creeks, carrying their guns between their
teeth, while the shortest straddled the
drums and paddled, across. There was no
delaying when the Colonel's shrill clarion
voice gave the command, "Forward," to
this regiment. At 2 in the morning we
stacked arms in front - of King George C.
FL, remained until day-light, and resumed
our march. Remaining with the Surgeon
of our regiment in the rear, I came across
a "culled' ppsson". who informed me that
his former master owned the plantation
' on - which we camped—about 4,500 acres
in a body—of as pretty land as the sun ev
er shone upon; that he had two sons in
in the rebel army; that since the procla-'
-effect Ids people,. over one
hundred in number; had gone away, and
that the old man had gone dead about - a
week before. He expressed a desire• to
'come North, but I soon set him right on
that subject. About 12 m. we came in
sight of Port Royal, - about one mile, dis
tant; remained until about 4 p. tn., when
the pontoons haVing arrived, _together
with the artillery, (the latter consisting of
six yellow-pine field pieces, mounted,) we
marched to the river, and under cover of
the litter, the former were made ready
for service. The .151st led the van, and
they did it in a Style =which reflected cred
upon themselves and their commanding
officer. And this leads me to remark, that
its is to the unceasing
_attention and re
gard paid to the habits and cleanliness of
the mon by Col. Allen, that they were en
ablid to make their first march with such
rapidity and precision as to astonish the
veteran regiments in the division. He has
proven himself " the right man in the
right place," and whatever future honors
may await him, rest assured, that he will
prove himielf competent to their dis
charge.. His reliance upon his troops is
perfect, and, their confidence;in him un
bounded. Yon may therefore look for a 1
goOd record of them when plaCed in the
held . , •
It is= a be autiful. country
George C. 11. to Port Conway: In regard
to sire find population, neither place is of
any account. There are a few dwellings
in the latter that furnish evidences of
wealth and refinement, and the
ance resemble fisherman's tents. The
owner oftheimansions was at home, and
toward duskl Surgeon Underwood and
myselficalled ',upon him soliciting the priv
ilege of cooking a supp . er, over his fire.—
He referred us to "Dinah," who in con
sideration of,a shin Plaster, gave us a spe
cimen off 'Virginia hospitality under the
present regime. Two. or'three compan
ies were plabed in front 'of house with or- -
ders to da no'harin to4ierson or property.
The Colonel also called upon him. He.es
pressed no 'uneasiness in regard -to our
visit, but seemed to understand our busin
ess as well, if not better, than most of us.
Altogether he is specimen of a fine old
Virginia - bachelor. , Port Royal opposite
was vacated long before dark, and our
mission having been accomplished, innu—
merable bonfires werc.built,i by the light
of which we were 'enabled to trace our
way back.to the cC. H. we left in the morn-
Reached there at 2 a. m., and started
for camp at early daylight.
camp some two or three'hours'sooner than
the other regiments, and thus has ended
our " reconnoisance in force" to Port Con
It as rained very hard here all day.—
Remember me to the. Major.
'Yours',Truly, P: HAYWARD.
Letter From Oapt. E. W Rogers.
H'd Q'ra, Co. 11. 177 Pa. ' 4 Reg.
Camp Mansfield Va. Api. 28. 1
To , the Editor of the -Montrose Democrat ,
Sir=--Your issue' of the 7th hist, was
handed Mme yesterday by a friend, and
a ' communication, dated . David's Mills,
Camp Mansfield, written by " M", shown
me t As that communication, concerns
my reputation, not only as an officer, but
as a man, I take this opportunity to reply.
As regards my. being a " backslider or
otherwise, I am thankful' that I am not
accountable to a poor, miserable, sneak
ing lowlived wretch, who goes behind a
curtain "M", and then unseen stabs a
man to the heart; nor accountable to a
cowardly, pusilanimous pussy cat, 'ailing
himself a soldiel, bht as great a. dastard
as to chuckle over the idea that his Regi
ment has never, seen a battle, and prob
ably never will be called upon to do any
duty other than "guard dutz,” and "ty
ing niggers," which, by the .by, is evi
dently all, the duty he is fit for, or has the
courage to . perform ;.but only to my Mak
er, who knoweth the heart and judgeth us
' aright. Nor do I deem it akTikys judi
cious to "cast pearls. before` swine.". As
regards my being- popular or otherwise
in my Company, I have only to say that
a a man, and a citizen, I never sought
popularity, but only to do right_; that as
an bfiicer, T seek'more the faithfUl ' perfor
mance of duty, than popularity, more to
obey the orders of my superior officers,
than to manutacture:rorders for my own
',gratification and, the accomplishment of
my own nigardly desires,
_:1 received shot of luix-uries and cloth
ing from the benevolent ladies of Mont
rose, designed expressly - for the sick of
this regiment. It was a splendid selec
tion of things, and - does' great credit to
the fair donors; in fine VaS just such a
box of things as one might expect from
the noble hearted and patriotic ladies of
Montrose, and.for their kindness and lib
erality in thus ministering to the wants
of our poor sick soldiers, they not only
merit but receive the warm and hearty
thanks'of all in' the regiment, save the
poor Merciless canker worm who styles
himself "M" and doubly thanked by all
who have worn the garments, or been
covered by the soft blankets, or whose
aching heads have rested on the' downy
pillows and had their palates tickeled by
the dainties sent. Thwthings were many
of them eatiled,.,to the sick of the. differ
ent Companies and given to them in their]
quarters. Some of them were -given to
officers who called at my - quarters for
them, not for their own use bat for their
sick but brave boys,
and those. that were
not thus distributed were given in Owe
to the surge Ons of the Regimental Hosp.
tal to use to the best possible adVantage,
and it was faithfully done. And now,
Mr. Editor, as you have seen fit to pub
lish the infamous foul-mouthed lies of my
assailant, I ask of you - a publication of
this statement in self defense. I am, sir,
with respect, your obedient servant.
Capt. E. W. ROG4RS.
FOP THE toZMOCRAT.
Barking Dogs never Bite!-
EDITOR see the Republican is
having a great deal of trcuble in reference
to the farmers holding so-called " copper
head" meetings in the various School
houses through the county. It seems to
know nothipg aboiat Them, but conjec
tures-. they are plotting designs to help
Jeff Davis overthrow the government.—
It wants its friends to send - the names of
the head men of the dreaded -"copper
head" meetings; and the resolutions they
pass. :Why- _don't the ignorant editor
attend some of those meetings ? Is. he,a
fraid he will be converted to the old Con
stitution,or is his time too precious to spare
&few moments in helping to preserve the
Qthstitution as it is, and , the,glorious old
Union as it was? But he would rather
sit in hit dark corner, and slander his
neighbors by misrepresentation of pro
ceedings he seems to know nothing: about.
I presume if we should bend him-ihelun
dreds ofnames of Republicans and others
who, belong . tc our society in this county,
Who are trying to stustam and uphold the
old Constitution given to us by our fore
fathers, probably, it would stop he nig
girdly Clack against our most. kyai . biti _ 1
7ens. It had better beeareful or it may
get eauglitin the trap,it is laying for. oth
ers. • •
. I have read its columns for many year*,
but never knew it to
. issue such} Wild and
hellish falsehoods about its neighbors,- But.
for the last few weeks it seems to be per
fectly insane on all questions. It seems to
know nothing about self-goveMment ;. it
thinks we must he governed by despots
and tyrants, - and let the old Constitution
slide. I tell-you, Mr. _Editor, ve,farners_
can't submit to that. The good 'old rock
of '76 must stand. It has-stoOd the winds:
1 and waves of nearly a hundred years; it
shall be.. for the benefit of our
children—we care not 'at what cost - of.
money—and if that cannot save our
lives must. . We can leave our:plows,. as
did. Putnam, and as did - Gen:. Greetrthe
forge. - Those old. patriots stood the test
of '76, and there are just as good ones at
the present day' Three cheers for the
May 6th, 18Q3.
NOR THE DEMOCRAT :
Frazier's "193" Falsehoods.
Satire and ridicule are the weapons al
ways used to combat unanswerable argu
ments and incontrovertible facts: Thus
the editor, of the Republican, instead of
disprovino , the 'evidence of his own (fed
eral) party statesmen to' the unconstitn
tionality cif the conscription act, which I
• had no motive in bringing to their view,.
g lint. to, dissuade if -possible the cinel per
secutions of the poor men who stand in
the same dread of the draft as did the
New England men 1812, threw derision
over the whole article, every word of
Which is a historical truth. My wander
ing style is easily, accounted for,, and in
time may be laid, aside. In tracing the
history of the party:to which you belotig,
I have had to wander in such a deVions
track, and thread so many dait and .fear
ful labyrinths in following it oat, that'it is
no IfOndor my style is roving—thal, the
facts lof history, to these who. did not
know them before, appear to be thepro
ductions of a disordered mind, and mast I
be . fancies instead of facts. Would that
they were!: Would that the part you
share in the- history of this mition•wai but
a fiction of the brain, and I was laboring
under a delusion,lns you assert.' Thei'i
might the people laugh with you in find
ing that history but a comedy instead of
a tragedy.. But the advent to;Poiver in
our Republic of-men whose principles are
in direct- autagonisin to the principles
which .have ruled the governinent
whose reign we have been so long 'a free
and, happy people, is an eventdoo,serious
for mirth ; and their acts, Iblkowing im
mediately upon their advent to'possession
of power,__ are_ sufficiently' alarming to
bring the most thoughtless •to "cool re
flection" upon the perils surrounding
them. I make no pretensions to "politi
cal tact," but nature has endowedme with
capacity to dilicerri good from evil,: and
the sagacity to discofer 'and to predict
the moral eircota Inesplt t -,
'opposing causes; and I here affirm; wtrtwx
will prove to be a truth, that, as thereare•
but those two principles, in-the , moral
world; one called Good and the other
so there are but two principles in our po
litical world, one called Democracy and
the other Federalism, andfrom these two
principlea flow the good and evil to
the people under their sway. Democracy
is the fountain from which - has flowed all
the ple s sinis of civil and religious liberty
which this nation has enjoyed for the six
ty years' receding the events of the last
two, so disastrous to the.'country. -
Federalism is the -fountain of intoler—
ance; aristoCracy and tyranny—and'what
ever'name it.may assume, the same prin-
Ciples lie hidden at the fountain .head.—
The prefix of the adjective to the name of
tinder which these principles
have long been 'concealed, is so significant
that it would seem to .have been there af
fixed by the invisible band of fate 'to' warn
the people that, during its lowg and4ppa
rently dormant state, it, had been gather
ing to itself all, the dark elements' of evil,
ready to hurl them, as from a cloud of
blackness and 'darkness upon the heads of
this devoted: people.. Yes, federalism fbr
thirty years had been attracting to itself.
and combining withits own evil nature
,spirit of abolition, and, they have
_brought round again that dark night in
history, called the night of Egyptiandailt
ness, wherein no man knew his' brother.'
Brothers are' now embruing their 'hands
in brother's blood, _and before the day s he
gins to dawn upon the land,, •the signs
foretell that every neighbor will 'be.seek
ing the blood of neighbor!
1 ',The Sim of Democracy rose when Thos.
Jeffertion, in 1801, was inaugurated Pres.
'ident of theSe United States, And just six-,!
ty years from that date it went down in
the dark night offederalism, and.'" woe to
the inhabitants of this land," it it rises not
again ! Continued next week. •,-
Sabbath School Convention;
The Susquehanna Cotinty Sabbath
School Association will , hold its second
annual nieeting, at the 13oropgh of Susq'a
Depot; on Wednesday and Thursday, the
3d and 4th days of Jupe neat. . Comfaen
raencing on Wednesday at 11 a. In. eDel
ecratis from Schools, and all fr ads
of the'canse, throughout the county; are
earnestly invited to attend and give their
influence in prOnioting the object.- '
S. B. CHASE, Preside.nt.
A. CHAMBERLIN, Rec.. Sec.
May 9th, 1863. _ - -
Mite Society wifl.ineet
at Dr. Blackman's, May 12th, and it Mrs.
Albert Chamberlin'i, May 19th.
- K. E. SEARLE, &fey.
A BIG ONE.-A large Calf, owned by
Shepard Carpenter of Rarford, when six
hours Old, weighe d' 118 lbs."• Can.anybo=
dy beat that ? • : •
issoictlei-isi , .ALla -45 cpaier.v.
ilkiritACTS frtim a letter iro`m the Chairman of the
Executive Committee of the Women's Peitn'a Blanch
U, S. San. Commission, to the Ladies' Aid of Mont.'
Theutddiers are crying ot t, for pickles,' particularly
home-made ones,- which - are much more whoiesotne . as
well as palatable than those put np at pickling establish
ments. I wish you would suggest to your contributors
the expediency of planting a few extra hills ofencumbers
for the soldiens„ so that the poor fellows can have plenty
of pickles for tittxt winter.. And onions—if thete is any
-1 thing in the shape of a vegetable these poor Convales
cents seem particularly to love,' it is onions;' and . pick
ledonions are in great demand, at least this is my. expc.
Hence in army hospitals. Perhaps the. farmers in your
neighborhood would plant some onions and eablitgea
expressly for the soldiers. We send Onions down when
°ler we can get them. Indeed there is" scarcely anything
in the way of food and clothing that cannot be brought
into use, among the sick and convalescent soldiers.—
Please reject nothing that is offered you for them."
The Ladies of the ]Montrose Aid Society make a special,
request for pickles, cucumbers, onions or any other kind
of vegetable; for neat week's package to the Sanitary
Commission, Contributions should be at the roosts of
the Society on Thursday, the 14th inst. The skirts of
ladles' dresses, half-worn or faded, aro Solicited as lin.
logs to double-gowns for convalescent soldiCrs. Any
material, too, which can tie converted Into slippers for
them, will be gratefully received.
May , By order oT the Society.
Of the Ladies' Mite Society. The following is the ain't
received into the Trdasury of the Ladies' Mite Society__
for the benefit of the 'soldiers' litanies, since its organ!.
zation in January untinfay, 1863,.;
Feb January $34 a
March b 89
• " - April 11 23
Total $53 65
Arnonnl. expended by the Society frera_Jairtary to May
, rebrnii ry
Amount on hand, May Ist, $l9 68
• A. J. GERRITSON, - - Editor.
- • ,
TAE UNION UNION AS IT WAS; 1
Before abolition; secessron, etc.; disturbed its harmony , .
THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS;
Enforted,and respected in all sections of the country.
Dreadfully in Earnest. .
judging by an article in the last week's
...unlit inn. ems" t ho "06..... a
fu4 in earnest," or. was suffering under a
painful attack of the- colic Occasioned by
an unusual amount of political spleen. If
his blustering statements are to be cred
ited, he knows (by being a member of one,
or otherwise), that organized bands - of
Traitors exist in this coUnty,who,intend to
"aid Jelf Davis in the overthrow - of our
Government." He styles thein " - K.G.C.
Copperheads,!' and 'names towns where
he knows them to be "infull operation"—
Bridgewater, Franklin, Liberty, F. 'Lake,
Silver, Lake.. We do not believe that any
such society exists ; but that the- whole
statement similar one printed by
other abolition sheets—a false and mali
cious electioneering trick, resorted to by;
the managers of the Union League to 'save
their - abolition party from utte , .‘cdefeat by'
the' people.- Failing to buy Or cheat any`
respectable number of Democrats,—not
enough to ,balance ‘the changes against
them—into joining their party, they resort
to the bold dodge of searing then in. We
believe that the men Who cirulate these
infamous, rebel-encouraging tales, either
labor under a grievous load of Satanic
wickedness, or are the victims of gullibil
ity or prejudice. , Indeed, , we have good
reason to believe that those writers who.
peu.s'uch base charges against their fellow
citizens and neighbors; Liz, WiLrume,
when they assert that they know that ;
traitorous organizations exist in our midst.
They claimed to know,of these things be
fore the last terra of Court. If
the should have had the leaders - arrested
and tried for treason ; for we have in the
Slate a law providing for the punishment
of those who assist, or, plot to assist the
enemy, .° If the editor knew of
the treason, yet. did not lay-it before the
Grand Jury, he is no better than the rest,.
of them, and liable to fine and imprison
tnent as a traitor. If he now knows of a
hand of traitors in the vicinity, and does
not at once make oath' to the fact and pro
cure from some magistrate a warrant for
the arrest Of at least a part ofthem, he is
a party to , their treason (by confession)
and unfit to Mingle with loyal 'glen. That
he does noCdo - something of this kind
conciiiiive proof that he does not: believe
his own' words, unless he ~is cognizant f
treason and is a party to it. Let him plat .
upon .0E164 record his " evideuee", Ifiat,
"we have Traitors in oar. -very . . midst in
almosrevery'neighborhood," or stand self-,
I confessed a liar pr traitor. reople should
take notice of this Mutter; an editor has
asserted that be Ksows -of the existence
of Traitors. in his own town ; if he shall ex-'
pose their names and acts, his 4:OU loyalty
and.veracity may be further credited ; but
if he ref Uses to . develop the whole. treason
able plot, he can only be thought a mem
• ber of the Ong ; - arid, if the truth of his
own words can be 'proven, he should be
arrested and tried for treason. One item
"The times are -perilous. Every man
should be in earnest- . -dreadfufly in enrnist,
and while the,tattle-ery in lour armies is
"down with the traitors," the watchword of
those-who stay at home should be, "down.
with the Copperheads."
That trieans,L-Lif such crazy emissions:
can .have mean ing—t hattlie - .editor desires
one class of men I ,' Who stay at hotiffi"_ to
commence the work of butcheringithother
class. HoW nice that would-,bc! Then
the duty of' citizens such as those to whom
he appeals, -would be to y Shoot down at
sight those of their 'neighbors whowere
supposed to be " Copperbeads.? -AVltere
the matter would end ifthelCopperheads'
should return the fire and slay the
tion assailants in self-defence, remains to
be seen,. ind probably Was.not thought of
by tife faincii4 paper-wairlor.
If the article we refer to was not so rid-
Wong - s.§flto render it contemptible, it
might be taken as alarming evidence of
what the abolitionists would like to'do if
they had courage; or intend to do when
they can educate their party up .to the
standard of blood. But let the editor
'beware! • Let him refrain from his mad
yet silly effusions, lest some weal: persons,
guided by his hellish words,. should com
mence thol woa: of violence; ~for in such
an event, where would the first blows of
the avengers— s swift and terrible—fall ?
Where but upon the demons -who gave
the "watchword ?" • Let 'those who sow•
the wind, beware of the whirlwindl
er'The clearest exhibition of the hy
pocrisy of the "no-party"' iiatriots - whieh
we haVe ever observed, was made in this•
place last week. ''\ 7 'e refer ID the contest
for County Superintendent. - .lkretefore,
no slie.ll. question as politics was-ever in
truded upon a Convention of Directors.—
But now,.since the Union League Itas.re
solved to ighore party, - its leaders used ev--
ery party dailuenc-e possible, decent and
indecent, to defeat Mr. 'Bullard, because
he is' supp4ed to vote the. ,Democratic
ticket, althOugh, as his lib - ellers'adtnitted,
he hro' taken no part in politics for the
past , thrCe - yeais. fret, she does not join
the i,eague, but is suspected of having
ted against. Oro &P,-.:•14 - nartiz s aa . 'effort
was ' made tca-defeat 'him. Not , content
respectable pa ty i , l4' the
League.leaders - resorted -to -their usual Id:
legations of disloyalty, - and charged Mr.
B. with being a -traitor ! .and by the use
of that maliciously false statement ensur
ed his defeat. The_ subject-wilt -receive
further attention, and the :malignant li
bellers be properly exp:
We print-a letter from Capt . . Rog
ers in reply to one from a soldier.publish
ed in this paper
.during. our absence , last
'month.. "-M" made-i&ie allegations; to
which the Captain responds, using-soMe
severe terms. About ; the-matter in dis
pute we know nothing ; but as `°.M" had
a hearing,it is just that we open our col
umns to the other side. . •
• It is announced that Hoir.-W. - W.
Ketcham, of tuzerne county, has been up.
pointed Provost-Marshal - for this Congrei
atonal District;. and M. B. Hehne,
Montrose, has been . ' alipointed Conunis
sioner. Dr. Horne P. .`oody- of Luzerne
Pr Read the able speech of Mayor
Sandersonon first page. l Mr. S., for many
years editor of the Lineaster intelfigen
eer, is a. candidate for Governor, and cur
Convention could not select a better man.
The press might be" proud of : such a rep
resentative in the executive chair.
The Convention of School Direc
tors. Met at the Court-house on the 4th .
it and organized: by selecting . the fol- :
lowing officers ; President, George . T.
Frazier; 'Secretaries, L . F.',FitCh, P. IL
Rafter, It was moved that the salary. of
Cotinty Superintendent be fixed at s7oo'
for ensuing three years, which motion, by
atwo-thirds vote was so amended aS to
make it $6OO. Two ballots were then ta
ken with the appended result :•
First Ballot—A, N. Bullard, 44 ; E. A.
Weston, 31 4 M. L. Rawley, 13 ; W..Pan
rot, 161' R. Cuslunan, 81 .IV. IL Baker, 6 ;
Second 210/01—:Weston,. SU; • BiAllard,
47; iiawley, 11. ‘,
The Pre:sident announced that Mr. Wes
ton; of Brooklyn, was elected. -11r4arr
moved,that the vote be reconsidered, sta.
ting -that - be understood one illegal vote
had been counted, and one Director had
not had the privilege of-voting ,' - and that
With "such correetion the result would be
cbangp. Motion ruled out of order, and
Arrest of Hon. 0. L. Nallandigham
The Beginning of the End I
On -Monday night last, aniilitaiy force •
was sent from Cincinnati to Dayton by
s p ecial train, and- early nett - Morning (2
oclock a. m.,) binke into the house of Mr.'
Ar., and carried him off by.yhalenee._ Tho
people hearing of the affaii;- rang the-fire, -
bell and assembled in force,- but, too late
to rescuatim; but the crowd 4..500 or. -
000 gutted the Jaarna/ office, and - set it on
fire. The fire communicated to +other
buildings and some $30,000 worth - of
property is reported to be .consumed.
More troops were sent, who restored
and 30 of the leaders. *were arrested
withoutsresistan'Ce and put in jail: .- The
Empiie newspaper was suppressed (wb11) '
and the editor carried off by troops. ,
V. was taken before a secret court-mar.
tial at Cincinnati; but refused to ,plead to
the ° charges, anti a secret trial _progressed.
The charges ep'pn which he Was. seized
are said to be as follows: -
That_ he on
. or'about the lst.day of May
1863, at Mt. Vin on, Knox County,,O,
did publicly aliiress a large meeting of
citizens, - Savng in words, or in effect de
daring, that the_ present -war is a cruel,
injurious and utmecessary war—a war not
being waged for . the ,preservation
Union—a war-for the purpose of crushing..
out liberty, and establishing a delspntistu ,
7- a war for the freedom. of tkablacks and
the mislaying of the whiles; `stating that, -
if the adpinkltrationlmt so wislied, the
War: could have been honorably termina
.that peace might- have been honors.'
bly obtained by listening'to the proposed -
intermediation of :France; that, proposi
tions.by which the-Southern States could
be won back, and be guaranteed their
rights imilef the Constitution, were re.
jee,ted.- - the clay before-ilie battle - of Fred.
erics.burg. He finally said that. rder No.
38 of Gen. Hdrnside was a base usurpa.:
tlon of arbitrary authority, and that the
sooner the people informed 114 minibus of
usurpated power. that they 'will , not sub- ,
mit to,;:sueli restrictions, the better. He
declared also his ,purpose,to defeat. an at
tempt to -build up a monarchy upon the
ruins of our freeg•owriiment; that he be.
keyed. the men in 'power were trying to
establish a despotism. , . • -
• Humiliation, and Paler.
In the President's proclamation setting
apart Thursday, the 30th of April;' as a
day of iminiliation and prayer, occurs this
then- , rest huMbly the hope,
authorized by the . Divine teachings that
the united cry of the nation will be. heard
on high, and answered With blessings no
less than the pardon of,our national-sins,
and the restoration of our now divided aia
suffering country to its. former happy con
diiion of unify wad peace." -
To show what the Puritan, friends- of
administrationthe think"of-this proclama
tion; and in what manner they probe-,
bly observed the daY,we iitiote the follow,
ing comments on- the proclamation from -
thel3ueion Commoavedith, a paper started
under . the auspices of Senator • Sumner,
Wendell Phiilips, and others of that class,
#hoseAtan it is.- That paper says :-•
- "Is ir. s not - a coal. assumption, of the
President that theyardon of our national
sins has any kind: of connexion with , the
►estoration of Our • country to its former
happy condition of unity and peace•
Our oWn opinion•is that if God had-resol
ed not to pardo I- -us at ail, He- would
(prove it by. ;allowing the' restoration of
that old unity and peace." That unity
was crime; that peace was worse than
- • •
45 ~31iy the tongue be withered, ere.itils
answered, that -prays for a restoration of
that old state of things from which Ged
-in his mercy seems willing to -rescue us— _
than which his fiercest wrath could fitidno . '
more terrible doom ibr a blind nation lea
.by blind rulers." -
. Yet these .Men, who burn:the Qonstitu- ,
tion at their' . 4tli of July celebrations, and
pray foectirses upon those who beseech -
God_ to restore the Union.and peace, are
" loyal men," " patriots," 7 - forsooth,
while the Democracy of country, who,
tc) A'sman; are true-to the Union and-the
Constitution, - are denounced as ". traitors"
and ~ copperheads," merely because they
ref Use to support the-wicked and treasoa
able measures which Sumner and othera
have forced the administration to accept.
MrsTERED Our.-=-Brigadier Generals
George A. McCall - and Lonts-Blefiker rave
been mustered out of the
of the United States. The hard . ..fought
battles, the wounds, the - sufferings and in
sults Gen: *Call endured while in a rel:K
el prison, and his military education,.pass•
as. nothing 'whir-the • "poWers that be'
he must be sacrificed. And why ? Ife ra
a Democrat. We not be -surprised
to-see every Democrat officer in the array,
who has the courage to sathig 8,0i11.6 his
own; mustered out. of Service..
METAL MiryEni,Snote.—Shois are an,
inipor,tant heal expense of clothing
children, as every parentovill. understand..
They invariably wear ' , Out their shoes at
the toe , fi rat, and not •L'Onfrequently before
'the other parts are aluarter worn. Chit-.
dren's shoes with metal tips never wear.
out at the toe, aril it is safe to say that on
an average one.pak•with thein will more
than out=wear three:pairs without them.
We 'believei all • .the, shoe, dealers keep.
them.--Boston Journal. • 1
We have - oceasionly- seen this kind Of
shoes 'Worn in this vidility, and . , believo,
. would\ be,to the interest of, pap3ata v
buy no other for children. 'They are erne:
monly, known as "Coppertoes," and we"
trust that the abuse of the term . " Copper
head" will deter no one ' from consulting
their own interste in this matter.