Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, October 31, 1863, Image 1

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VOL. 17. NO, 35.
Stonewall Jacksou a Sentinel
TlicRr-v. Ur.'Mnnm. of Itlchmond. in n aorinnn on
tip iiiiu h lril nml lam Mud Htokewall Jackbus,
natnte thu following litciitent : J
' I'ri'Uona In tho firtt battle of Manassca, warn the
troops unilcr Htonuunll Jarkanii tmel mado a forced
inarch, on hnltlny at night they full un thu Brouml n.
huiisto.l nnil fa In I. Tlio hour nrrived fur anting t lio
tvatch for tin night. The otllrcr of the ilay went tit
tha (irniral's tent ami aalil. " Uencral, till men ar
a 1 weurii'il, uml there is not onu'liil in nulecp. Slinll
I awnku llicni I" " n," s r I il hc nolilu Jarkaon, "let
thani fli-ep, nnil I will watch the camp to-night." Ami
nil night Ion); he rode rnuml that timely camp, the lonu
remind for that brave, but weary ami silent boily of
Virginia hemes Ami when the glorious morning
brok.-, the soldiers auoko friah anil ready for action
all unconsrlona of the noble vigils kept over their
peaceable alumbcra.
'Tuna in tho d)ing of the day,
'ihu iltirknrsiigrrw so still
Thedrnua pipj of oveuiuu birds
IUii liiialiuii upon llu hill ;
Athnnrt the shadows of tlio vale,
rMinnbured tho men ot might
Ami one Inns reulrypaced Iih rounds,
To Hutch the tamp thai Might.
A pravo and solemn man was he,
With deepunJ sotubre brow;
The ilreiimlul i yi'j a,:cnieil hoarding up
Home iiiiaccoinplMieil vow.
'Jlw wistful uhinio peered o'er the plains,
litiuutt. the starry light
And with the miiruureii name of God,
lie untitled the tump that night.
The future opened nnto him
It's era i id uml awful sindl ;
Manasrns and the Valley march
L'oiiio heaving o'er his soul -ltichiiioud
and sh.irpubjri: thundered by
With that triineiiiioua light,
Which cave iiiui to tin angel hosts,
Who watcliud thu luuipthat uium.
Wc mourn for him who died for '!,
With that rmit-tloM moan !
While up the valley of the Lord,
lie marches to ihu I lirono I
He kept the faith ofiuen ami mints,
sjub.l.iiu and pure ami bright,
lie sleep: - and all is well w nil him.
Who watched the camp that night.
Profilers ' the midnight of the Cause
I a shrouded In our fate ;
Tin1 ili-uiou Goths polute our halls
With fire, and lust, and hate.
Via strong b'Wiliant be n-nuri'd
Strike home for Heaven uud Itight I
1 he loiil ol Jai kmn f talks abroad,
And guards the catup at night I "
cry ono was bewildered. VVo weru fired
oil Irom tliroo eidos, tlio only nvcnuo of
escape being in the direction of Richmond !
Tbo Corps was 'completely surrounded,
and ad cummuuioatiou cut off with otbur
lighll'iil ((iiiiKiiim of ilic iilncks ni
icksutirg Abolition Hiilauiliioiiy
Sad l'iciurt uf Death and Horror.
wbetber siok or well who wore not in some
'employment. Ono morning I went out to
inform a certain Lieut. W , who
with an inadequate forco was executing
tbo order, that ono of them in tho Baptist
church was dead, and that another, a wo- By the President oj the Unittd Slates of
America .
Whereas, Tbo term of service of a
part of the volunteer forces of tho United
Thu Rev. Win. D. Butler, an agent of
tho CbrUtain Commission, sends frnin
Corps and Gun, Aluado. By an effort wc Vioksburg a most deplorable account of
scattered the force in our I'rout, aud only the sufferings of theucgrocs who have been
established our communication with tho induced to abondou tbo plantations aud
rest of the army when near tJutlelt's Sta- C01uc hito tbo American camp, He says
lion. I may here stale, that it was Kick- j "After Pemberton marched out with bis
etts'Pa Hattcry which scuttered tlic'eno- army, Vieksburg was looked upon by tbo
my ; ho others on-MU fire.. Wo marched negroes as the very gate of heaven, and
with heavy columns ol flankers, and five they caimi trooping to it as pigeons to their
Brigades composed tho rear guard, in ad- roost at . ight. When Gen. Sherman re
union to our Cavalry. turned from the puisuit of Johnson, crowds the dead, and that sotno (lavs ho found as
On Hearing Biistoo Station wo beard 0( them followed his army across tbo Rig many as twenty ; that in one house he
firing in our Iront, which proved to bo tbo Block, 'and f-pread themselves over the fouud six dead bodies, with living ones sit
enemy firing at tho rear of the column of country bctweeu it and tbo Mississippi at . ting and lying around theiu.apparchtiy un
the fifth Corp?. Why Gen. Sykes aban-1 Vieksburg. Wbuii visiting tho Missouri concious of there situation. Holes wore dug
doned us to tho unequal contest with A. ! troop in Ucneral Sherman's corps, I saw on tho rivers bank and the dead buried.
l , mil s corps, is a mystery yot unrav- large numbers of tbo c negroes, grouped Tho searching out and removal of these
in camps or compauirrs, in a most wretched negroes consumed about fiftcon or twenty
and pitiable condition. Their only sbel- days. About 3,000 were thus removed
tor was biush, pieces of old tents, quilts, to the low grounds opposito Vieksburg,
and whatever else would afford them any aud there lift in tho weeds, without any
protection. They lived upon such food as shelter, under the care ol a man who was
they could obtain in camps by working appointed to orgauizo them into .a camp,
lor the other soldiers or in other ways and separate small pox cases from the
gratifyiug them. After tho departure of rest in general to do what he could for
Pemberton s army on the 15th of July, their relict, lie soon fell sick, and a cor-
thousands of these miserable creatures tain Captain was appointed to
filled the vacant houses, churches, sheds take charge of all tho contrabands in and
and eaves. Hero they crowded together around Vieksburg. The Captain was soon
sometimes twenty or more in a single prostrated, but was at work again wheu I
The First Fmlls of (lir tin's Election.
300,000 m: c.illkd foil
elled ; but certain it is he ha.Mened on,
leaving the gallant si cowl Corps to fight
its way alone. Ono Battery aud a portion
of Webb's Division bad crossed Broad
Run when the enemy opened heavily on
us. Tho railroad was between u, and
tbo main object on both sides was to oh
tain it so as to use its cmbaukments as
Drcasi-worus. lucKctir uattery was or
dered into position at a gallop, but was
obliged to -crosa a plain one-quarter of a
mile wide, fully exposed to their firo, as
wc galloped between ;tbc two contending
forces. About this timo the enemy alto
opcucd on our line with artillery. Iletb's
Division of tho rebel army then advanced
in Hue of battle towards the railrail, and
Gen. ll.iys, to counteract the movemeut,
charged with his entire Division from the
column in march, aud seized the road be
fore ihe enemy reached it llii'ketis' Bat
tery opened on their right with shrapncll
and canister, and soon 'compelled il to
mass on theceutro. Wc paid ao attention
to their artil ery, thouoh their shell were
in liking wild music in our midst. For a
man lying behind a I'ut'cc dynig Ho told
me that ho bad detailed, for tbo purposo
of removing tho negroes, twenty army
wagous.; that ho hauled thorn, well, siok
and dead, with all their traps, to the river , States will expire during the coming year,
where ho had a steamer to convoy them and whereas, in addition to the men raised
across to a point opposite the lower part of by tho present draft it is deemed cxpedi-
the city ; that he had ono wagon to haul j cut to call out three hundred thousand
volunteers to oeryc for three years :
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln,
Pre.-idcnt of the United States, aud Commander-in-Chief
of tho Army and Navy
thereof, and of ibo Militia of tho several
States whon called into active service, do
issuo this, my Proclamation, calling upon
tho Governors of the different Stales to
raiie and liavo euli.Metl in the United
States service, for the various companies
and regiments iu the field, from their re
spective States, their quotas of three hun
dred thousand men.
I further proclaim that all volunteers
thus called out and duly eulisted, shall
receive advauce pay, premiums and boun
ty, as heretofore communioatctl to the Gov
ernors of tbo States by the War Depart
ment, through the Provost Marshal Gen
cral's office, by special letters.
.1 further pioclaitu that all volunteers,
reccivod under this call, as well as all
Ono of Many Cases of Oruolty.
From the ttanjor (Mains) Democrat.
Joseph II. Crommctt, of Enfield, in this
county, ged 28 years, was drafted in tbii
district last August. lie was a poor lab
oring man with a wife and two little child-1
. t.r. i i...r it.. t.i
Add) ess of Hon. v. L. VnliaudiguaB,
To (lie Democracy of Ohio.
Democrats of Oiiio i You b-avo been
beaten by what means it is idle now to
inquire It is enough that while tens of
thousands of soldiers wcro sent or kept
rcn. He appeared beforo tho Examing ! wlbin ynur State, or held inactive in
camp elsewiiero to vote against, you, tna
Confederate enemy were marching upon
the capital of your country:
You wero beaten ; but a nobler batlla
for Constitutional liberty and freo popular
government never was loug t by any peo
ple. And your unconquerable firmness
For. tiis UauMuiA I'sv.orniT.
Letter from tho Potomac Army.
Cam? os Hull Rcn DTTLC-Grinen Va.. (
October 17. 1-M, '
Alt Dear Sir : The -p-ist week has
been an eventful ono to tho Array of tbo
Potomac. On Saturday last, Oct. 10th , '"w tuomeuts our position was critical as
it was ascertained that Gen. Lee's army we -had gallopud away from our infmtry
was in motion, and moving rouud to our supporters, and 'the rebel left was closing
right flank. Our Corps, the second, went on us each moment. Our canUtor alone
a short di.-tanco from Culpepper on the saved us. Soon the other Batteries came
Luray road, aud finding tbo enemy in into position, and under the fierce s-torm
force, wo commenced intrenching to rosUt of hell aud bullets the rebel lino gave way,
an attack bout midnight the entire aud tied in confuiion to the woods. Sev-
army commenced falling back, and by oral hundred remained, and gladly sur
Suuday evening wo were all safely acro' rendered themselves prUoners. We uow
the Rappahannock. On Monday the en-' turned our attention to ono of the two
eir.y commenced niasfiug bis forces near rebel Hatters playing on us, and in short
Brandy Sution, and (Jen. Meade prompt- order silenced it. Our sktrmiMiers ad-
ly met the movement by massing his troops vanced and brought off five pieces, the
at Rappahannock Station. Never wero sixth beiug demounted by our fire. All
Corps more skillfully handled, and inrfead were 3-ineh rifled gnus, four oftbein bear-
of retreating further we advanced towards i"g the stamp "U. S." aud t e other beiug
Brandy Nation in different lines of battle, of Conl'ederato origin. They were much
readv aud willing to meet the enemy ou cut up by our fire, but had not the impress
1 vcl ground. But it was not his inteution of a singlo bullet, proving conclusively
to :i'ht tin re. At 11 o'clock, Monday that the capture was duo entirely to tbo
tiL'ht, wo re crossed tho Rappahannock, , artillory.
and commenced falling back to this point,! Oiher guns wero silenced, and so aocu
encamping for the night near Auburn. ' rate became our raugo that no guu nor
Our cavalry had several tevcro Ghts, and Hue of infantry could be brought within a
wore severely repulsed near Sulphur mile of us. The enemy about dusk got
Springs. By ski.lful manoeuvrcing the ou our left flank, but a prompt change of
euemy got iu our rear, and at one time, I our front saved us. The shelling after
am informed, cut our commuuieaiion with dark was a grand sight. After tho cn
Washiugton. This caused uo regret on gagement was coucludcd, we saw the gal-
our part, because wo had thirteen days lant I'a. Reserves comiug to our rescue,
room, weary, weak aud tick from their left Vieksburg, August 21st, Captain
long mutch and ab?tiucncc, spiiitless aud appointed a chaplain to take charge of
sad, and many of them longing to be ( nee these had been removed from tbo city, in ! others not heretofore credited, shall be
more on old masa s plantation. On tho place of the man who was first appointed. 1 duly credited on and deducted from the
uioruiu"; of July UO having slept the uigbi He entered upon his labors, but was soon quotas established for tho next draft. I
previous in the Presbyterian church, I prostrated with disease, and was convoyed lurther proclaim that if any State shall
went out catlv to examine the premises. acro,s the river iu a skiff, whence be made fail to raise the quota assigned to it by the
The first object that attracted my aitention bis way to a house, adjoining that of tho War Department under this call, then a
iu the rear ol the church was the tall skel- United States Chiistain Commission. draft for the deficiency in said quota shall
eton of a negro man sitting on the ground Here ho was found alono and very tick, be made on said State, or iu the districts
with his back to a poit. aud bis head bang- Uo was invited to our house, where ho was ol said State for their duo proportion ol
iug down upon his breast, and bis armj still remaining when L left the city. The said quota. And tho said draft ihall com
resting almost powerless at his side. He Chaplain tola me that tlicso negrois had
nvid.-nilv w.i vnrv sink. 1 ruisi-d hi bonrl suffered and wcro still suffering untold
j j - - -
a little and nked what ailed
Sir,' he feebly exclaimed,
him. 'Oh,
I have tlio
diaro:a and the fever.' "Havo you no
friends ?' I asked. Ycs; my mother and
sisters live iu that house, there,' pointing
to a little frame building containing about
a dozen or more inmates, 'and I have come
mence on the fifth day of January, A. D,
And I further proclaim that nothing in
this Proclamation shall interfere with ex
uouru in tuin city, anil tlio t c presented a
certificate from bis .physician , Dr. C. P.
Hubbard, of Burlington, stating that be
was an unsound man and unfit for mili
tary duty. Ho had been siok fur five
years, and during all th"t time had bctn
unable to do a full bard dav'a work. Tha
cxaminiiitf surucon. as we aro inlormed.l and courage, even in tbo midst of armed
tossed the certificate aside with a slutring! miHtary force, secured sou those first of
trecmcn s rights tree speech anu a ireo
ballot. Tho conspiracy of tho fifth of
May fell beforo you. Be not discouraged ;
despair not of the Republic Maintain
your rights ; stand firm to your position i
never yield up principles or your
organization. Listen not to any who
would have you lower your standard in
tho hour of defeat. No mellowing of your
opinions upon any question, even of policy,
will avail anything to conciliate your pol
itical foes. They demand nothing less
than an absolute surrender of your prin
ciples and your organization. Moreover,
if there bo any hopo for tho Constitution
or liberty, it is iu the Democratic party
alone; and you fello -cit i, in little
while longer, will see it. Time itnd' ovents
will force it apon all, except those only
who profit by the calamities of their
I thank you, ono and a 1, for yoursym-
pathies and your suffrages, Bi a-sured
that though in exile for no offence but
my political opinions an i tho free expres
sion of them to joa in p-.-aecuLlo ptti lio
assembly, you will Ut.d me ever staadfast
in those opinions, a id true lo tnc 1 onsti
union and tho State and country of my
birth. C. L. Valla SDionAM.
Windsor, C. W., Oct. 14, 1S03.
want and wretchedness ; that nearly
four hundred had died since ho had
taken charge of them ; that from Dften lo isting orders, or those which may be is
twenty die daily. Sometime they would sued for the present draft in the Statet
crawl off iuto tho weeds aud die, where where it is uow in progress, or where it
their bodies would bo fouud only by the has not yet commenced. The quotas o
steuch which arose lrom their decay. the Slates and districts will be assigned
out here to bf cool.' I passed to the front I hat there was no white man with them by the Department, through the Provost
and on tho stone door sill I found another but a nephew of his; that rations were Marshal General's office, due regard bein
lyin" with a eourd filled with water at his furnished them by tho Government, but had for the men heretofore furnihud
side. As 1 looked at hi dirlv aud wasted sometimes he bad difficulty iu getting them whether by volunteering or drafting, and
form. I thought bis sufferings would be over the river ; that once they were fivo the recruiting will be conducted iu accor
but short. He bad a burning fever, and days witho it receiving any food, aud the dance with such instructions as have beeu
some hind negro had brought him the wa negroes in dispair threatened to kill him, issued by tho Department.
tor. I roused him up a litilo, and be told thinking the fault was his. He also stated In issuing this Proclamation I addres
me that had no medicine, no bread, noth- that they had no tents or shelter escept myself not only to the Governors of th
ing to eat. A soldi r happeutd to pass brush, to shield them from tho sun, or several States, but also to the good aud
just then with soma biscuit under bis arm storm, or dews of night Capt. A sta- loyal people thereof, invoking them to lend
I asked one for the iK-gro, which he read- ted to me that there were in this camp their willing, cheerful and effective aid to
ily gave. I had uo uiediciue. I turned 2,000 ; at Youngs Point, 8.551 ; on Pa- tho measures thus adoptod, with a view to
to enter tho basement, and was met by a paw Island, where ho purposed gathering roiuforco our vietorius armies now iu the
third negro, with swolleu feet, trembling most ihcm 2,b00 ; aud ou Black's planta field, aud bring our needful operations to
from weaknos and want, askine for a lit- tiou ou the aztio 2,400 in all over 10,- a prosperous end, thus closing torcver the
000 s(),ue morning I wmt among tho fouudation of sedition and civil war.
wretched masses where they wero hauled In witness whereof, I bavo hereunto set
to the bank of the river preparatory to my hmd aud caused tho seal ol the Uni
beiug scut across, 1 tried iu vain to find ted States t9 be affixed
tie water. A fourth negro was passing
with a bucket of water and the sick man
was served, aud bis levered lip? cooled.
Such was my morning visit before six
o'clock. All there men told me that they
had been scrvauts ol officer iu the Union
armv, and wheu taken sick wcro driven
held our services I enclose tho following ' women and children, gathered in little
congratulatory order. groups on tho pavement, iu vacant lots,
"The Major General commanding an- and in the yards that surrounded houses
nounces to the army that tho rear guard, ulready filled to overflowing with others of
consisting of the Second Corps, was at- tlc Ham0 coior. The want and wretched
tacked yesterday, win o marching by tho . . c . r ,.
flank. The enemy, after a spi.ited contest no of tuew unfortunates stared us fully
was repulsed, losing a battery of five guns, "I the face. I went iuto a Baptist
two colors, and four hundred and fifty church, where a largo number bad takeu
prisoners. Tho skill and promptitude of quarters. I shall not attempt to describe
Major General Warren, and the gallantry hp grenB t uaU bore I1U ai fiul
and bearing ol the offieeis anu soldier of . , . r i
the SecoudeCorps, r- entitled to the hi!,- pitiable a group of suff--ring humanity t
est commendation. By command of Ma , was ever gathered together I learu
rations, and needed no advice from the but fortunately we had repulsed tho enemy, 1 away. After breakfast I i-ct out with an
Capitol. Doubtless the enemy were try- j saved our trains, and successfully covered other delegate to isit one of tho po-t hos
ing to cut off Meade as they did Pope I st the rear of the Army ol the Potomac. To pitals. A- we passed along thu stieets wc
year, but uuforiunately for them they have j show tho estimation in wliich Gen. Lee ' encountered on every hand negro men,
no Stonewall Jackson now. On Wednes
day, at daylight, our Corps re-commeDccd
its march, briuging up tho rear, tupport
iug the Osvary. The other Corps passed
on to Centrcville without obstruction.
Before speaking further of our move
incuts, allow me to tay a word in relation
to tho second Corps. It has tho best rep
utation in (he army, and boast that it
never lost a gun or alar, though in the
severest battl s in Virginia, By hard
' &yhiiug it has been much reduced in num
bers, aud for some timo has been ibo
oinallest Corps in the army. Its perfect
discipline is not to bo wondered at when
wc consider that it has had as its comman
ders Richardson, Sumuer, Couch, Hun
cock, and is now commanded by General
Wo reached a small place called Au
burn, and received orders to water and
feed our horses and let tho men breakfast.
Beforo wo got into position a sli irp firo of
musketry opened on us from tho lclt, and
almost immediately a rebel Battrry opened
on us at short rango from tho right. We
wheeled into lino, and instead of break
fasting commenced firing, and after unin
100 rouuds completely silenced and drove
off tho enemy's artillory. Wo bad scarcely
done this whan the command ''Firo to the
rt ar," was given, tho ooemy having ad
vanced clofn to us in that direction, J?r-
I some women who were able to work, as
1 we wished their labor at our house. All
I were either sick or taking care of the sick.
I saw nothing but one sad sceno of misery."
'J bus tho poor blacks, who wero to have
thuir condition bsticrcd by being set free,
arc actually starving and dyiug of want,
They cannot livo upon fieedoni alone.
They need bread, aud must be supplied by
the Government of tho United States,
while tho fumilies of the white soldiers and
conscript are left to tho charity of their
neighbors, This is abolition plulanthro-
remark, and Mr. Crommctt was promptly
pronounced an able-bodied man. He ob
tained a furlough lur fiftcm days, and re
turned home, Ho was unable to raise
three hundred dollars or to procure a sub
stituc. The thought of leaving his desti
tute little family dependent on tho cold
charities, of tho world, and the conviction
that the severity of military duty must
soon terminate his life quickened tho dis
ease which was already fastened uno.i
At tho end of bis furlough he reported
himself to the provost marshal hero for
duty, a sick, brokeu-hearted man. He
was sent to Portland two weeks ago last
Wednesday, and thence to tho conscripts'
camp on Mackie's Island. Here ho be
came very sick, and a kind-hearted fellow
conscript, although an entire stranger to
Mr. Crommctt, "ecing that be must die,
procured a telegraphic despatch to bo sent
to B.mgor, and then to Enfield, informing
his friends cf his condition. Immediately
Mr, Freeman Crommett, his brother,took
the wile of the dying man and proceeded
to Portlaud, whero ho arrived Monday
rnt a . s . .
iventng. iney immediately c tiled ou
.Major U biting, ol tho post,
tor a pass lo the island. Major Whiting
I had bvl'ore mo as filthy and
jor General Meade. from themselves that tluy were mostly
S. Williams, A-s'tAdj t General." from beyond Jackson. Thoy were
In considera'ion of our services, this uio.-tly plantation negroes, aud many of
Buttery was allowed to bring tho guus off thuu wero longiug to be bach to their old
the field, and to take them to Genera! homes. Wo passed on to tho hospital.
Meade's Headquarters. Tho toipscup- While the surgeon iu charge was pointing
tured iu addition two colors, 500 prison- 0ut to us tho grounds and stating his plans
a 1 1 1 ! it , I ...
ers, and Killed auu wounueo boo oi mo wu srw a poor neirro who had crawled
tho terraces which sur-
euemy. Our loss was small, aud in our
we srw a poor
hall way up to
Battery numbers only seven men, being round the buildiug, and apparently dying,
oue-fourth our iiuuibor at Gettysburg. Tho Doctor remarked that he would die
We now hold the liue of Bull Uuu, aud t,erc ; tUllt ho had crawled up to got some
expect to advance again, hiving been ro- medicine, and that they wero frequently
iul'orced. The cspiit of the Army never found dead in tho shrubbery and in the
was better, aud fatigue and piivations aro fcuc(j corDora
unflinchingly boruo. There is constant '
, , ,. i "About tho first of August tbo military
skirniiikiuir between the two linos. i . . . . . , ,
.RTIJ 1 151UST authorities became alarmed loost a pesti-
' lenco should break out among them and
t.Mv nRA.t vmt .nore.." said a ladv to cx,el,a t0 tll army- lemptory orders
hor woreer half. "I nose it," was the la wero issued to at once rcniovo aoro.s the
ovnic reply. 'tiw all tb negroes, of every ago and mx
Done at the City of Washington, this
seventeenth day of October, in the year
of our Lord ono thousand eight hundred
and sixty-three, and ol the Independence
of the Unitod Slates the eighty-eight.
By tho President,
W.M. H. Sewam), Scc'y. of State.
refused a pa?a that evening. They told
him tho urgency of the case. He told
them to call at his office the next morning
at 8 o clock uud he would give them an
They returned to their lodging3 that
night with heavy and sorrowful hearts,
lor they fe,t an rtppiessivc premonition
hat the spirit of their husband and bro
ttier was last passing away. Long before
the hour named the ufHioU'd liieuds were
at the office door of Major Whiting, the
next moiuing. Eight o'clock came, and
he was not there. Au hour passed and
still he did not com). What to bun was
the grief of the wile and brother of the
dyiug couscript ' He had forgotten bis
promise. They then began to search tho
oity for him, aud succcded in finding him
at eleven o'clock, in a lager-beer saloon.
The major then heartlessly informed them
that be intended using the boat plying be
tween tho city and the camp himself.
At three o'clock that afternoon Mr.
Crommctt fouud an opportunity to send a
letter to the i-laud informiug his brother
that be aud his wife were near him and
striving to reach bis sick bed ; but when
this letter came, the eyes for which it had
been intended bad been closed iu death
for hours I
Such is this brief tale of official cruelty.
In the first instance it deprived innocent
If three months moro of earnest fighting
shall not serve to m ike a serious imprssion
ou the rebels if the end of that term shall
find us no further advanced than its be
ginning if some molight fate has decreed
that the blood and treasure ot tho natiou
shall ever bo squandered in fruitless ol-
lurts let us bow to our itcsunu, ana make
the 'est attainable peace.
The thrco months were up long since,
but thu 'Jribunr still delays gpuiing out for
tbo "best attainable peace." Will H. G.
fulfill bis promiso "Just onco!"
gefr If the great powers of Europe shall
sec fit to interpose, treat them with polite
uess and most distinguished consideration.
Wo oanuot be rcquirod to arrest tho war
until we shall have substantially agreed
Who abe UuspoNsinLE ? Porr bleed
ing Kansas is auio the r o ,iiei t oi tb :
commiseration of Abolitio'ii-m. Abo, ti
ouism has never had but two objects of
co niniseration negroes and Kdnsas.
Had it not commiserated Kansas murder
en wlun .1- bn B own, Jim Lane, Mont
gomery, Jen lis 'n, an I m n of that ilk,
n indurated a rein of terror, Lawrcnco
would not have been burned. The Mas
sachusetts Aid Society lives yet in Kan
sas. Tho Border Riffitiu h a ti, lives ytt
in Missouri. They were created to mako
war upon each other, and have fulfilled
their mission. Jaybawking by Jcnntson
aud Anthony upon a small scale in Mis
souri has been rttaliatcd by Quantrill by
jaybawking on a hirgo scale in Kansas.
When tho count y wns peaceful and
law supposed to be supreme, the Christian
clergyman Beecher taught that"thero was
more of moral foice in one of Sharpe'a
rifles, than in a hundred Bibles." Ex.
U. S. Senator Dave Atchison taunght the
same. Tho desciple.s of these teachers
met on tho borders of Missouri and Kan
say for the enforcement o their doctrines.
They have been 'cbforciDgthem ever since.
When one of Bcecher's followers was"
"wiped out," there went up a wail from
those engaged in the "interests of God and
humanity." When ono of Dave's adhe-
littlc children of their feeble but yet pro
tnnfll n ulllf.lil nrifl In t II of',,m1 i flMllinrl '
to an Vfldotionato wife aud a dear brother . rents fel1, Mwsouri mourned for a son lost
the poor boon of receiving the last tender, ' enforcing the rights of the "Sunny
words, and closing the glazed eyes, of a South." The burning of Lawrence is tho
husband and a brother.
legitimate result of the organization of the
Massachusetts Aid Socictv. and of its
The Election, What's tho Matter. UI)tcrpart, the Blue Lodges of Missouri.
Tho New York World is critically ex- It is tho legitimate result of that contempt'
aining the cau-cs of Meade's retreat to the for a law aud lawful rctiaint inculcated
ou tho conditions of peace ; wo cannot bo , Potomac, and thu i sums up tho products by Beccher and Dave Alcbison is dead,
and his victimcs, murdered by Quantrill ,
have presented their accusations to his;
God and his judge. Bjcehcr is alive, and
we present thco accusations against him
to his countrymen. He dare not plead to"
thjin. Lucago Times,
' ' f i 7 Mrillfitcut 1
. Ul lid WtiVf"4
"Question Wbat is the number of Re-
in be faidu as ed Puul'cau soldiers fiulouglied to go homo
Hi tnttwosuion I a"J votu l'lu l,um,3ilva"'a election 7
r.. o.) iuci ' Answer From filtcen to thirty thousand.
Bttia-GE.v. ItonnttT Andeuso.v, in re
sponse to an iuquiry from tho War De
partment, has stated that tho flag which
he hauled down from Sumptcr on tho oc
casion of its surrender to the rebels is still
m his possession, and has never left bis
Ciiichamauoa, as it has generally been
pronounced since the river became histor
ically famous, is harsh and uncouth.
Some writers give it a softer intonation,
and call it Ohiok-a-raay-u-ga,
e.pccted to consider any proposals ot mod
itution until they shall have first been no
eep'ed by tlio rebels ll will thus be May
ot thereabout before ice can
. r.... n.i ioii Answer r mm hltren to thirty
-., souu. OnnstJnn W isthn limiubl.,.,. miliar.
As the first of May his como and gone. ;ty in Pennxylvnuia 7 Answer Twelve
it is not improbable that II. G. has rc- to fifteen thousand Question When
opeded his negotiations with the French were there soldiers withdrawn from Gen.
Minister to bring about a peace. " It may Meado aTmvI Answer-Two or thrco
7, , , T .. , week- ago. Que-tion When did Gen
be, indeed, that Colorado Jouctt, tbo as- efnl M(lu beg.fJ hjs arrallgomtrjls t0 rc.
tuto diplomatist and collaborator of the trGat lrom tho advanced position in tho
Tribuno in tho peaco movement, win is enemy's country which be then occupied 7
now again across the ocean, is charged Auswer Very soon after his army was
with a mission to tbo French Government "kened by this taking away of Repub
., , . . tc . lean soldiers for political duty in Penn
on this very subject. If not premature, K . . 0 W r u.u
will tho Tribune ploase state tbo prospect sullered by the enemy to make this re-
for foreign intervention. Woild, treat unmolested 7 Answer No ; it was
hastened and made compulsory by a vigor-
It is estimated that tho wheat crop in ons udvauco of tbo rebel army, now rcla-
tbn Smith, this venr. will amount in nenrlv lively so stroug that Gen. Meado dared
not imperil what remained of his own
army by staying and giving battle.
Stephen A. Douglas is buried in tbo
out-shirts of Chicago, in a beautiful spot
by the lake shore, 'i'liero is uo monu
ment erected over him, with name or his-
bacco have been planted only to a limited tory ; a simple mouud, with a wooden
extent. Net York Tribune, I feooo around it) telU wbers Douglas lies.
00,000,000 bushels. In 1801 over 31,
OOt',000 bushels wero harvested. This
great iucreased is accounted for by tho
tact that uuusual attoution has beeu paid
since the beginning of tho war, to tho cul
tivation of tbo cereals Cotton and to-
CQr- A young soldier in tho Army f the'1
Potomac, writing to a frieud in Boston,"
modestly requested a uccdlc-book, having
lost his at Gettysburg. Tho article was
forwarded in duo time, aud wrapped in
the folds was a card photograph of Gou.
McClellan. In acknowledging tho gift
tho soldier writes; "Tho pioturo of Mc
Olellau is very fine looks very natural
all that is wantiug is tho smile. It did my
eyes good to see it. It bad to go tbo
rounds of tho regiment, and from the old
members received six harty cheers."
B6f Aitemus Ward says: "I have al
ready givou two comins to tho war, and
Island ready to saorifeo my wife's brother
rathur'n uot see the robclyn krusht. Awi
if wusi comes lo wtus, I'll ?hed overr
drop of blud my able bodied relation baa'
got to prorcroot tha wir."