Pennsylvania telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1864-1864, August 15, 1864, Image 1

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Ms fixity TELEGRAPH is serval to subscribers in the
city at 12 cents per week. Yearly subscribers will be
charged 16 00 in advance: Those persotin who neglectto
pay in advance will be charged $7 OD.
Tn TYceosarafe also publbthed weekly, and is furnished
subscribers at the following cash rates
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THE SE Bitters have performed more cures;
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timony; have more respectable people to vouch for them
titan any other aitide in the market.
We defy any one to contradict this assertion, and will
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lished by us that is not genuine. Hofland's German Bit
ters, will cure every case of Chronic or Nervous Debility,
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Remember that this Bitters is not alcoholic, contains no
rum or whisky, and can't make drunkards, but Is the
beet Tonic in the world.
From the Bev. Levi G. Beck, Pastor of the Baptist
Church, Pomberton i •N. J., formerly of the North Baptist
Church, Philadelphia.
I have known Hoofiand's German Bitters favorably for
a number of years. I have used them in my own family , '
and have been so pleased with their effects that I was In.
duced to recommend them to many others, and know that
they have operated in a strikingly beneficial manner. I
take great pleasure in thus publicly proclaiming this
fact, and calling the attention of those afflicted - with the
diseases for which they are recommended to these Bit
ten, knowing from experience that my recommendation
will be sustained. I do this more cheerfully as Hoof
land's Bitters is intended to benefit the afflicted, and Is
"not a rum drink." Yours truly,
From Rev. J. Newton Brown, D. D. Editor of the Eli cyclopedia of Religious Knowledge and Christian Chroni
cle, Philahelphia.
Although not disposed to favor or recommend Patent
Mehieines in general, through distrust of their ingredients
and effects, I yet know of uo sufficient reasons why' a
man may not testify to the benefits he believes himself to
have received from any simple preparation, in (he hope
that he may thus contribute to the benefit of others.
I do this the more readily in regard to Hooiland's Ger
man Bitters, prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, of this city
because I was prejudiced against them fur many years,
under the impression that they were chiefly an alcoholic
mixture. lem Indebted to my friend, Robert Shoema
ker, Esq., for the removal of this prejudice by proper
tests, and for encouragement to try theta when suffering
from great and long continued debility. The use of
three bottles of these Bitters at the beginning of the
present year, was followed by evident relief and restora
tion to a degree of bodily and mental vigor which I had
not for six mouths before, and had almost despaired of
regaining. I therefore thank God and my friend for di
recting me to the use of them.
From Rev. Warren Randolph, Pastor of Baptist
Church, Germantown, Penn.
Dr. C. Al. Jackson:—Dear Sir:—Personal experience
enables me to say that I regard the German Bitters, pre
pared by yon, as a must excellent medicine. In cases of
severe cold and general debility I nave been greatly bew
ailed by the use oL the Bitters. and doubt not they will
produce amilar erects on others.
Germantown, Pa.
From Rev. J. R. Turner, Pastor of Redding M. E
Church, Philadelphia.
DcC. M. Jackson:—Dear Sin—Having need your Ger
man Bitters in my family frequently I am prepared 10 say
that %has been of great service. I believe that in most
cases of general debility of the system it is the safest and
molt valuable remedy of which I have any knowledge.
Tours, reapeattally J. EL TURNER,
No. 726 N. 'Nineteenth stmt.
11From the Rev. J. N. Lyons, formerly Pastor of the
Columbus (N. J.) and killestown (Pa.) Baptist Churchet.
New Rocusu.s, N. Y.
Dr. C. Al. 3ackson:—Dear feel it a pleasure thus,
of my own accord, to bear testimony to the excellence of
the Gorman Bitters. Some years since being much of
Rioted with Dyspepsia, I Aced them with very beneficial
residua I. have often recommended them to persons en,
Ambled by that tormenting disease, and have heard from
them the most nattering testimoulata as to their great
value. Dt cases of general debility, I believe it to, be, a'
tonic; that cannot be surpassed. J . X. LYON&
From the Rev Thomas Winter, Pastor of Roxborough
Baptist Church.
Dr. Jackson:—Dear Sir :—I felt it due to year excel
lent preparation, Hootland German Bitters., to add my
testimony to the deserved reputation it has obtained. I
have for years, at times, been troubled with great disorder
In my bead and nervous system. I was advised by a
friend to try a bottle of your German Xtitters; did so, and
have experienced great and anexpecte4 - relief; my health
has been very materially benetitted: 'I-cOnfidently recom2
mend the article where I meet with orts similar .to my
own, and have been assured by laxly of Itheir good ef
fects. Respectfully yoUrti,
T. WLNTBR, RoxborouPti Pa.
From Rev. J. S. itermin Rol
Church, Kutztown, Borks county. rat i
Dr. C. M. Jackson:—ltespeeted Sif:—r have been
troubled with Dyspepsia nearly twenty year hod have
never used any medicine that did me as much good as
Boofland'a Bitters lam very much improved in healthy
after having taken five bottles.
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ling account of it by a Rarrisburger.—We have
been permitted to make the following extracts
from a letter written bya gentleman of this
city, a clerk in the Government employ at
City Point, Va., a brief account of which has
been published heretofore. The lettei will
well repay a perusal. The letter is dated
Aug. 9th:
I suppose ere this you have heard of the
frightful explosion here at City Point. But
no pen or paper, or even the imagination can
picture it. None but those that stood and
witnessed and were in it, can have any idea
of the frightful magnitude of the explosion.
Hundreds of shells and solid-shot were flying
through the air, the shells bursting and the
pieces striking everywhere.
There are many ramora and surmises'as to
the cause of it, but no one knows the real
cause, for all those that were in the
barges that blew up were blown to atoms.
/out two minutes before the explosion
took place I was walking down the wharf right
towards the barges, Col. E. E. Kendrick and
Gen. Meade, and had got within about thirty
or forty feet of them when it seemed to me as
if they both raised out of the water, and then
a tongue of flame andsmokeshot, up towards
the heavens, and then a report as though a
thousand cannon had been fired off 'at one
moment. The concussion knocked me on
my knees, but I jumped up and commenced
to run away from it. I hardly knew what di
rection I took, for I could not see anything but
shells, grape and canister, solid shot and
missiles of every discription. The air was
full of them. In the space of time• it took
me to run to Capt. Bloods' Wharf (about one
hundred yards distant from where I was
knocked down,) lam certain that over one
hundred shells bursted above and around me.
Great 20-pound solid shot would come down
all around me, and plough through the wharf
at my feet. Although there were .men struck
down all around me, thank God, I was not
scratched. I:can call it nothing but a miracle.
There was but one white man of •our depart
ment hurt--by name Edwin Wright, a super-'
intendent of laborers, and he, I think, will
recover. While lam writing this I can hear
him cry out every now and them with the
pain his wounds cause him. We have a
small house by the wharf, which we use for an
office; there is only one room in it. When the
explosion took place, there were some six or
eight clerks in it—George Edwards among
them—and, although three or four solid , shot
and as many shell went right through it, tear
ing down the whole of one side of the house,
there was none of them hurt. .
The two boats that were blown lap, the Ken
'thick and Meade, had between nine hundred
thousand and one million rounds of ammuni
tion on board, and it is now supposed by some
that there was a totpedomider the boat.
To give you some kind 'of an idea how it
looked, juskimagine that there was a wharf
running from the water house to the Market
street bridge, and "four ';or five honites right
under the bank, and instead of all houses on
the top of the bank, have a few houses and
about live hundred tents on it, and a long store
house, about forty feet broad, running the'
whole length of the wharf. Then, if you can
imagine all those houses under the bank
'smashed to pieties, the store-house the same,
and the top of the bank and on its sides, and
for a mile or more back, covered with shot,
shell, saddles, boat-timber, cannon wheels,
caissions, hundreds of broken muskets, re
volvers, sabres, dead horses and mules, and
the hands, feet and bodies of mutilated men,
blown from the boats lying alongside of the
wharf, and half of the tents and houses on top
of the bank knocked down--if you can im
agine all this, making it twice as frightful as
I have tried to describe it, then and only then
can you form any idea of this sad catastrophe.
After the explosion, when the men got over
the scare occasioned by it, they ran the steam
fire wrecking tug Louis to the wharf, and ins
very short space of time had the whole place
deluged with water, which prevented the am
munition that was piled on'the wharf from
taking fire. Although it was a dangerous place
I felt it to bemy duty to lend what aid I could.
So I took one of the branch pipes and climbed
on top of the ruins, and helped put out what
fire there was. In the meantime othertrw.eri
working the rubbish away and getting the
delid and wounded from under the ruins. After
all danger from fire was over, I went up to,
-camp to see what' damage was done them
When I got there Altbund my tent (a large hes-
Intel tent) knocked down by a caisson that
was thrown up, and four or five long shell
lying under it. I. had it set up and the arti
cles of furniture put in their proper places,
and was starting off to take a view of the
plitce, when I met Capt. Pitkin, and he gave
me orders to take a foreman and gang of men,
lucid go around and pick up the bodies and
pieces of the men who were blown up.
After we had gath,ered - them all up, I sup
pose we had about thirteen large grain sacks
full of hands, heads, feet, legs and other parts
of the body.
I found the bodies of two men, each man
blown in halves, lying a mile or three quarters
of a mile from the place of explosion. The
part of them that I found was from about the
waist up. I dont krioiv where the other part
of their bodies were without they were among
the pieces we packed up at other points.
33t) Tereonip4.
From Fortress Monroe.
List of Deaths of Pennsylvania Soldiers.
a. s 3343KAN.
Forriniss Moulton, Aug. 12.
The following is a list of deaths of Penn
sylvania soldiers at the Hampton Hospital
since last report.
Edwin Pfengo, 2d Pa. artillery: Jerome
J.Jeonard, 55th infantry; R. L. Tamen Od
artillery; George D. • Mott, 65th infalatkr;
- Thomas Ware, eiTillian; Wm. Amiob 95th
infantry; F. O. •R. Benjamin, 97.
• The hospital Steamer Monitor has arrived
from the Point of Rocks' on the Appomattox
river. Thirty patients will leave the Hamp
ton hospital to-day to join their regiments at
Old Point on Matt . ..W. l 7 home, their time of
'enlistment haidt't
The Englishtegetemesuenger .ereome here
atitwe o'cloolt thin aft4rwon.
From Washington.
Statement of Affairs in Dixie.
WASHINGTON, August 14.
Six refugees and twenty-one deserters from
the rebel army arrived here to-day from City
Point. The former left Richmond by stealth
on Thursday night, and came into our lines.
The tell a long story, representing that four
trains of twenty cars each arrived in Richmond
bringing a body of troops from Petersburg;
said- to be a division, and they left immediate
ly on the Central railroad to re-inforee Early
in the Valley. A large body of cavalry ar
rived the same day, coming by railroad, and
departed for the same destination.
The deserters from the army have be
longed to different regiments, and have left
their lines at different times—so ,late as Mon
day night last. Moat of them are from
Florida, Alabama and Georgia regiments, and
have not generally served over one year, but
that year has been enough.
Those from the. States named above say
that there is a sort of half mutiny among the
troops of these States who are sick of the war
and anxious to give in. The officers, however,
manage to keep them from deserting by
making them believe that if they come over ,
to. our lines, Gen. Grant will put them in the
front ranks, They state that for a long time
some of them believed this nonsense, and
were deterred from coming over, and they are
satisfied that if the men in Alabama,, Georgia
and Florida regiments knew that they would
be treated well, the desertions would be ex
One of this party worked on Belle Ishuftl,
states that when he left there were but five
Federal prisoners. The others having all been
sent South to Georgia. There are but few
Federal prisoners in Libby. In fact none but
the sick and wounded are kept over a few
days after their reception.
At the time the Danville railroad was cut,
our prisoners were made to walk on foot some
seventy miles before they took the railroad.
These men heard the guards when they re
turned, say that many gave out and died on
the road.
There are no troops in or abinit Richmond,
except in the fortillcatione. Those on the
south side being fully garrisoned, while those
on the north side have birely enough men in
them to keep things in order.
Most of these deserts , s have been stationed
at the front and cannot, they say, form any
correct estimate of the strength of the Con
federate force at Petersburg ; but none of
them believe their entire army , exceeds
exceeds 50,000 men and brigades and di•ki-
Anna are being sent'cince or twice a week to
ether polite. Conscripts ate donstantlyiNding
reported, however, and their army may be-fOr
some time kept up by these accessions.
Front Mob,ile.
Plutieulars Of the Late Fight.
The steamer Creole, from . New Orleans, on
the 7th inst., has arrived! She brings, the
following particulars of the fight in Mobile
Four monitors went in first, followed by the
Brooklyn, Hartford, Mets Comet and others.
The principal fighting was with the ram Ten
nessee, inside the bay.
The Meta Comet in attempting to ram the
Tennessee, struck - the Hartford, and stove in
her aide ti mbers.i She will 'go North for re
The rebel gunboat Selma was sunk by the
Meta Comet, and the Chickasaw and Winne
bago chased the others. The Gaines and
Morgan ram into Navy Cove, where they are
blockaded and cannot escape.
Only ten vaen are known to have escaped in
the destruction of the Tecumseh by the tor
The dispatch boat . Philips was burned at
sea while the fight was in progress.
Admiral Farragut will push right for. Mo
Operations of the Tallahassee. ,
NEw Yowl, - Aughat 14.
The Louis Samson pilot reports that en the
11th inst., twenty-five miles off Montauk
Point saw a Hermaphrodite brig bottom, up;
no doubt the cruise Estelle.
Captain Bardeia, of the Hamburg bark Elb,
on the 12th inst.,-off Montauk,-saw the pirate
Tallahassee. come close aboard with the Hawn
ensign flyi3ag. After passing, she hoisted the
Confederate flag. A man was seen to jump
orerboard from the Tallahassee, but was
picked np by'one of her boats and was taken
a board again. •
On the same day saw the schooner Steams
and a pilot boat name and number tmknoweir;
both burned. Capt. •Schwartz of the Dnaiti
bark Cheribon. reports on the 12th inst., in
1at.,10 25, ton: 7234.; saws large ship on fir&
. The pilot boat Ezra Nye has arrivedand re
ports that on the 12th inst., off Montauk saw
the pilot boat JminemEnnk leave a"ship on fire;
and afterwards a suspicions steamer took the
pilot boat in tow.
. The Nye stood off; but afterward went to.
the burning Ship and found her to lerthel.dr.
nater from London for New 'York. ''Two . for
eign barks were Closely to whiptiitwaa sup
posed. the passengers had been transferred.—=-
The Tallahassee was afterwards seen near a
large ship.
Indian Tronbles in the North-
The Rebels Urging the Indians to Rite.
ST. D ome, August 13.
General Curtis ' has returned floor Fort
The-Indian war iii• teniporasil r quetled7 •. -
information, derived ,fileim. reliable sources,
strongly indicates a concerted action among
the various tribes, arid;the moat extensive In
dian war yet amid.
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White men, believed lobe rebel
have beon among the Izalatis aiAribitting
gold, and urging them to •rise against the
tel teit
whites, them that! th.e Sou th would
rotect them l4 Auc
nti lire the Whole
ti e r, ,it 'Abet if oral olAuld ale
NEW YOBS, August :IL
Further Details of the Disaster.
Latest from the 'roat.
An Artilery Duel Going on Yesterday.
August 11, 1864.
The cause of the explosion at City Point
has not yet been ascertained, and probably
never will be, as the only .persons who could
give any account of the matter were thoso on
the boat at the time', and not one of them is'
believed to have escaped.
There were five or six soldiers on guard in
the vessel, and they, with a nniber of idlers,
were occupied in fishing at the time, and none
of them have since been found. Of the large
crowds of negro laborers,at work in the boat,
there were abont twenty-five dead found, and
allowing for those blosirieverboard and miss
ing, there were at - least 'fifty killed. The
number injured is belie - red telie about one
hundred, many of whcim are scattered in dif
ferent places, andiirhose names cannot be as
certained. '
One man who had been kept a prisoner at
headquarters for six,` or seven months, and
who bad been tried and convicted for some.
offence, but' had not been sent off--to the Dry
Tortugas, as ordered, and his time being up
was on his "way_home. He was visiting a
companion on the liat at the time, and must
have been blown into the river, as his body
was found on the shore three milesbelow City
Point yesterday afternoon. . •
A number of instances of hairbreadth es
capes are related, many of whial seem almost
miraculous, and when the scene is visited and
the large quantity of debris which covered the
ground in the vicinity seen, it is surprising
that thousands instead of hundreds were not
involved in the calamity.
A soldier of the 4th United States regulars
was on sentry out on the boat at the time;_
and some of his comrades seeing the air filled
with missiles told him to rim and hide, but
he refused to leave his post, and fortunately
escaped injury. This man had `been tried
foueyekus ago for an offense, and condemz.ed
to forfeit' all pay except, $1 per month during
the remainder'of his term of service.
- - -
A few days ago he received notice through
the Adjtitant General's Office that the fine had
been remitted for gallant services in front of
the &temp. Thisuct of braxery in remaining
at his post ingixidiess of danger shows how
he deserved .consideration a l t-the hands
of the Governinent. ' •
A large force of laborers are at work clear
ing away:the rubbish at this landing. It is
said that several barrels of human remains
wars taand. scattered , throughout' the ttd e .hg,
none It which could identified,' bsithey ni
merely fragtuent.s.: -
August . l2th; 61. g: The firing between the
pickets yesterday and `, last night' was natio:
sharp* than fol., svVdcal days papt, arid •
daylight this: inortnig a regular duethas been'
going.on in fterit of the 18th and 19th Corps.
Ax' of an.Editpi
• Bur4lA,g,,Ble, Augnat 13.
W. H, Simp,son. editor of the
ifournat, bas been arrested in, this city, and
carried before 14e, Knited 4tatAis District Court,
at Bangor, to answer to an indictment:charg
ing him with giving aid and comfort to the
yebeilion by pubVshing an article on the
dish. - •
He pleaded not guilty and demanded an
immediate , trial. This. was resisted ,by. the
United States Attorney,
..upon,, whose motion
the matter was continued, Ng. simpson's,per
sonal recognizance being taken for his, ap
pearanoy at the neo te t rm,of Court..
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Astoutiiiing Conspiracy In the Vest.
Exposian of the "Knights of the Golden Circle,
Allotted of flip American initial, "Alias
"Sons of Liberty."
.4tte t ssmt.t! Assist the Rebels
Official. Emamination,
'The following official eiamination of Greene
B. Smith, the Grand Secretaty of 0. A. K.,
wi'l better show the character of that secret
organization than any labored effort to place
it before the reader, and is selected from the
mass of evidence now in possession of CoL
Sanderson, because of the high position in the
Order of the *fitness:-
Greene B. Smith, of lawful age, being duly
sworn, desposes and says:
That he was born and raised in St. Louis
county, State of Missouri, and is by occupa
tion a clerk; has been clerking for Messrs.
Griiiisley and Company, 13 inciVlBso.
Q When Were you arrested? A The 28th
day of May, 1864.
Q Have yon been examined under oath since
your arrest and incarceration. A I have.
Q Were the answers by you given undei
that examination, in reference to a secret po
litical organization, correct? A No, sir ; they
were not.
Q What induced, yon . to withhold the facts
under that exantination l A A solemn oath
and the influence'of other parties implicated
with me.
Q What is the nature of that oath, and
what the influence of other parties? A 1 took
an oath not to reveal facts connected with 'a
certain scret organization, under penalty of
death, and the influence of members of said
organization has thus far prevented me f,rom
revealing the truth. •
.Q State in what manntf.that influence has
been exercised ? A Religiously, and morally.
I have been instructed to believe that the oath
spoken of was binding, and paramount to any
other consideration.
Q Who has led you to that belief? A My
stipetior officers in - theorganization of which
I am about to speak
'.Q What is said organization called? A
"Order of the American, Knights," recently
elmnged to . "Sons of Liberty. .
IQ. When wersyon in.itiathd into the mytte
ries-of said organization. Some/111M
spring 0,1863.
Q ,Wliere were you initiated? A Corner of
Fifth and. Market stiesets, over Leiteles drug
sore, the L city of St. , Louie
Qrfklave yOu . been a menibWin•goOd-stand
ing.ever since? A Yesv sir, I think .1 lmve.
Q What is the muuber: s of,the Council-to
which you have and doii9 w belong? Alt
never had a number, but was called "The
George Washingtbn Temple.'= S
Q ~Ilow frequently-have you attended said
Teniple ainee you -were initiated? A 04 ,an
average about three times a molith."
Q Were these ineetnigs held:in the daytime
or at night? A Exclusively at night, with but
two exceptions.
Q Were those two .exceptions -.special meet
ings? A Yes, sir. The one "Attended in the
day time was a meeting of the 'Grand Coun
cil, the other was an infornial meeting.
'MEETING OF THE eat.un couxcu...
' Q State when that; G-trid Council, met? 1
The 20th (if January, 64:
Q Was that a meeting of the officers of
Missouri Temple exclusively? Yes, sir.
Q What was the result of the deliberations
of that Council in January last? A An elec
tion of Officers for the Grand Council of the
State Of Itilisouri, or an installation of such
!officers. r
Q How long was said council in session at
that time? 'A. Some three or four days.
Q Were - you a regularly delegated member
of -that council? A Yes, sir.
Q Who presided ab and over the delibera
tions of that council ? A The Commander of
'theThird Degree of the. State of Missouri.
Q Was the Deputy Grand Commander
present on that occasion? A No, sir; there
is no such officer within-Ley knowledge in the
'Missouri Temple. The Commander of the .
Third Degree of the East was there and pre
Q Is there a commander of the 'third de
gree West? A Yes, sir. He is second in
command, and the commander. of the third
,degree East is first in command • '
Q Did - you before your arrest, or do you
now hold any official position in this secret
organiiation ? A Yes, sir.
Q What is that position ? A Secretary of
both second and third degrees.
Q Under whose immediate instructions as
secretary - of the second' and third degrees did
you, act in council'? A Under the respective
commanders of ttiose degress, each degree
having a commander. - • 6- • ;-
Q State the number andna.mes of the de
grees of this Order. Tklere are five--lst,
2d, 3d and 4th, ox Grand; as it is called, and
sth, or Supreme.
Q Vshatis meant by Grand, and what by
Supieme degrees? A The Grand, or 4th de
greeAs-theiNpuricil, or highest degree of the
6 t 4 / 4 4•• The.,Supreme, or sth degree, is th e
highest liithb united States. • ''
Q How many ()Mb& degrees have you tak
en ? A. let, 2d, 3d and 4th, ok•Graini. Octan•
Q What Temple cli4l-014...represent in the
Grand Council which. convened in St. Louis ,
in January 'Mt? A;llici - Geoije Washington
Temple, of'Sta -'
ntni: '
. •
• Q . What Are the initiatory' steps taken upon
entering this Ordef?"lE The-first thing to
be done is to ascertairthirsentiments, and if
in aceordance. with "thoSe enteitibiedby a•
;member,. he. i&huinaclistOrligueited to jo in, .
- ands . b:skep u to the anteroom . of the Temple, or
to s i pamber's room, wkilird the Neophite is
duly ifistinetea senor:flag-to the formulas laid
clown in that portioifortha , rituals to be fotuid
in pamphlet marked WitebV, to order of busi
ness , 'inclusive 'j
Q.What is requisite :in tobtiiv: the secMA
:04gree? A. Simply the recommendation of
fug member of the oocolo dpgroe, with tWiti
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members to vouch for him. The same for
mula is observed in taking the third degree.
To enable him to take the fourth it is neces
sary that he should be elected to the Grand
Council or fourth degree by the members of
the first degree".
Q What is requisite in taking the fifth or
supretne degree ? A. Members of the fourth
degree are elected by the members of that de
gree, are then sent to the Supreme Council,
where they are duly initiated and credited to
the Grand Council or fourth degree.
Q What is the . grip, sign of resognition
and password to the fifth degree! A. The
grip is given by clasping the right hands with
the index or forefinger resting upon the pulse
of each; the sign (the only genuine one) is
made by shading the eyes with the right and
the left head placedupon the right breast, and
the password I am unable to give, because
each county has a distinct one, and is changed
Q What words are used when the sign of
distress cannot be seen ? A Aok-houn I
Q What is the origin of the Order of Amer
ican Knights ? A I have heard that it origi
nated in the State of Louisiana, in 1863 ; also,
that it extends back to the Revolution of 1776,
having had a precarious existence prior to the
present rebellion.
I`.l What is the relation between this Order
and the so-called Confederate Government?
A At the time I joined I understood that its
object was to aid and assist the Confederate
Government, and endeavor to restore the
Union as it was prior to this rebellion.
'Q In what particular was aid and assistance
to be given to the Confederate Government?
A In any and all ways, and at any and all
Q Do you know of any aid and assistance
having been rendered by this Order during
your. connection with it in the manner above
spoken of? A I know that arms and am
tnunition have been purchased by members
Of the'Order to send to other members in the
country where they could not be had.
Q What kind of arms are mostly furnished
to parties in the country by members of this
Order ? A Revolvers.
"Q Are they purchased or obtained U St.
Louis? A, sir.
Qls the' ammunition also ? A Yes, sir. •
,Q Do you know anything about advices iu
reference to the Order having been sent to the
rebel army.? AOf my own knowledge . Ldo
not, but through members heard that con
stant communication was kept up between
St. Louis and the rebel army.
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Q When was the revolutionary movement
contemplated by this Order to have taken
, place ? A The advent of = Mr. Vallandigluim
into the United States from exile. -
IQ When were the members of this • Order
fist instructed to arm, and prepare for this
illoYement? A In the summer -or fall of
1.563. •,'
what manlier was the Confederate
stray to co-operate , with the Order? A This
Order was to hsld itself in 'readiness to act
with the Cimfederate army upon its advent
into, the Stilts. •
iQ Who was to have command - of men com
posing this Order in Missouri in that event.
A The Grand Commander of the State of
IQ What diapositiou wan to have been made
of the officers , commanding tbia Doepirtmea
in that event ? A Treated as .a ,eoanMen
,Q This Order is exclusively made up of din,.
loyal persons, is it not? A Yes, six o. ,
Democrats who are desirous of seeuriag , the
independence of the Confederate States, wiiik
a 'view of restoring the Union as it was.
Q .Have you ever purchased any arms and
*munition to supply this Order? A I have.
IQ What amount of each? A Very little
aMmunition; perhaps two hundred revolvers
in all.
Q In what manner were they sent away ? A
Some were delivered to the parties themselves,
and some were shipped.
Q Were not those so shipped nearly aid sent
to Northern Missouri ? A Yes, sir, nearly all
of them.
Q Were they purchased on regalia parings,
or clandestinely ? A Clandestinely,
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Q What is the number of this Order in St.
Lords? A From three to fifteen thousand
•Q 'What is the number in the State of Mix
sOn?ri ? A From forty to sixty thousand .
rtrze oitzurs
Q You stated yesterday that the luitintiolx
ii to the first degree of this Order was tau.
cordance with instructions contained :in.
pamphlet marked "W ;" please state whether
you have ever seen a pamphlet similar to
that now exhibited, and when and where?
A. I have just prior to my arrest, (28th May,)
at Charles L. Hunt's store, in the city or St.
Q Is that pamphlet used for any specific
purpose by the officers of the Order of Ameri
can Knights? A Yes ; for the purpose of in
itiating members.
_ _
Q Piave you ever seen it used for such pur
poses ? A I have.
The pamphlet marked "V," being shown
witness, is idenfiied as the groundwork 'Of
this order for initiation into the seconektmd
third degree.
Pamphlet marked "W," shown witness; { is
identified as the basis for initiation into the
first degree, and used by said Order for that
Blank forms marked "" with the follow
ing caption : • 'List of members of Conserve ,
tive Club at—," being shown witness; is
identified as a Temple nityitgr; roll O said
Order, and the Ping tip correct.'
. .
The addtress_ of supreme commander mark
ed "8," being shown witness, is recogtu."Ted
as the.production of P. O. Wright, copies of •
which he has 4een in the office of Charles
limit. There can be no doubt of Wright's
being oe author, from the fact that it was ae.
soak • ore Yallandigham was elected Sti' •
Ottei er of the Order! The
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