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. TATE, EDITOR?
"TO HOLD AND TIUM TIIH TOROII 01? TRUTH AND W YVE IT O'KR Tni3 DARKENED GARTn."
TERMS: $2 00 IN ADVANCE.
VOL. 18. NO. 15.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PENN'A., SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1864.
BSXTGd!bY LEVI I.. TATE, TKOFHtETOn.
" Our Constitution Ettard It ever !
Onrjgloiion. Union hold It dear !
OarJ8tarrjr Flag forsake It never I
TbVproutl Gaucasslan our only peer I
Saturday Morning,June 11,1864.
8gy- Tho Now York World says ar
rangements havo been mado for largo im
portations of foreign papor, which will
soon bring down tlio prico in spito of all
i.lio efforts of speculators to keep it up.
B.tlt is said that tho negro wenches
are to havo a National Convontion to in
fist.on .having Fred Douglass put on tho
Ropuhlioan ticket for Vico President..
Ilurrah for Anna E. Dickinson, Onrda
Do Bois, "Polemon John," and Mies 0
Gr. Nation 1 Vive la Africa.
Newspaper Gii vnok.
published as a
weekly, by the Messrs. Sanderson, is about
to paiajnlo tho hands of a firm under the
stylo" of Cooper, Sanderson & Co., and
will, after tho first day of July next, ho
issued as tho Daily and Wickly Inelli
gencery Wo congratulate the Democracy
of Lancaster upon the prospect of having
a daily Democratic journal published in
their midst, especially ono of tho oharac
tor which our triends ( ooper and San
derson will give to tho public.
NOBODY IS HURT.
T1j world Is fair find njr to lit.
As now no Journey on,
And .1111 'tin in. I to think 'twill hi
Tlie samo when wo are Rons.
Gome few, perchance, may mourn form,
Hut soon the transient gloom,
I.lko shadows of n summer tloud,
Shall lenvo our narrow tomli.
Tor men itrp like the wavoi that roll
Aim; the mighty deep,
That llfi their cret awhile anil frown,
Ami then are lulled to sleep ;
While rllicr bltlntvs swelling eomo
Amid the foam and apraj,
And, an wo view thoir furrnwy track,
Hink down- and where are they I
An.l ever thus the wave shall roll.
Like those lhat now ro pa.t.
The nflsprlni; of the depth koneath,
Tho clilldrru ot the lilcst.
And ever thus shall man oriio,
And be like those that be,
And man no inoro is missed or land,
Than wave upon the sea.
Demoralization of Religion.
Tn what we shall sav on this noint wo
wish it understood that wo do not include i tion8 ning Treason, and seemed
certain, sooner or lator, to carry ovory
thing heforo it.
This fact was abundantly illustrated
before tho breaking out of tho War.
Wherever tho Anti-masonio fever ragod,
there it invaded tho sermons and prayers
of tho groat bulk of tho denominational
pulpits. When tho Teetotal Tomperanco
Reformation was tho fashion of tho day,
the samo result was experienced to a still
greater degree And a9 tho Anti-slaves
aijitation has spread more and more, sim
ilar triumphs have waited upon its stops.
All theso woro controversies of Peace
times, however, and foil immeasurably
I short of tho evil whon tho nation had onco
tasted tho maddening excitement of blood
shod. Tho war has swept through till
these Denominations like a tornado, with
sudden and irrcsistablo violcnoo. Hardly
evun tho semblance of an opposition to
tho lorapest was anywhere apparent. Tho
Old School Presbyterian General Assem
blythe most conservative of them all
plunged at onco into a scries of Rcsolu-
infant, but all to whom he appliod refused, I Chancing to meet ono of tho ofiiacre of
with this excuso, that as nil his relations ' Gcn.Dix'a staff.cbargcd with iho execution
were killml.it. ,.,.,! lm hoi.or tn vfc ' r this order, wc procccucu in uis compa
him in tho head I Futher application bo
fancy itself called on to perform tho duty
of Courts and Congress. Tho New School
Presbyterians went further than tho Old.
Tho Methodists havo concluded to extend
themselves South onoo more, but will not
I admit to Communion any "slaveholders,"
I tiAM ntilf an1,A Kn ((!..!. .1 ? t . ft
try, do indeed affect all in tho same way, j Ulu '","um u lrcason '
to a certain point. In all, tho salaries of . and ihl av mado tho 01t,, of a,lo6iaDce
olergymen-gencrally so near tho starva- B f,,hc,.r ""V of Ordination,
tion point to begin with-have hern really H? that " dono m other lands only
diminishing in value with the gradual rise '"hen there ,s a Union of Church and
In .ho nrinn f r-old and the necessaries of . Sut0' BaPt,at3 CngrcgatiOBalists, and
, i. i . ,!.., Unitarians
unless perchance to a very modcrato ex
tent either our own Church in this land,
or tho Church of Rome Wo rcservo them
for separate ronsid oration in anothor con
nnctioni Tho evils resulting from the un
settling of tho whole business of tho coun-
'life: oud now are worth but little morQ
nave it possible gone even
llAvtAdrl t1...t 1..' if 1 M.,
than what they wero when tho war P-('"""cn. ion
i r 1 now ana glorious Goi-pel of War has in
hroan; and while all clergymen havo suf- b ' .
pcoplo I fercd severely from this cause, tho number . - i'' -u 7"'H- -
n m .t rr-:.. r..- n i . ,
lot oases in iviuun uic i.ui-v u.ivu u.muu uj , - -
I , . it I tamo and rather troasouab c o d Gospe of
il.n .1 flVrnnrn is an PMPPflinrr KninM nor. I w
" ' - n r
tion of the whole. This gradual pressure
1 of "tarvation has thrown vacant a much
The Somiieus' Vote Tho
fthould remember that the Abolitionists aro
tho very men who objected to thofoldicrs'
vote. ' A Democratic sheriff was elected
in Philadelphia by tho soldiers' vote, and
tho Abolitionist olijectod to it, and carried .largor proportion of parishes than usual,
it to the Supremo Court. Judgo Wnod-M and . much larger number of clergymen
ivard decided it according to the Coustitu- have been sent adrift, to hunt for now par
tionjnrid in acoordanco with'tho wishes of if hen, or for some sphere of labor however
tho Abolitionists. Tho docisio-i threw a humble, which may keep soul and body
Democrat out of offiee, but now the aboli
to mako cap
'oral rule; and tho increase
Peace, that paradoxical as it may seem
there was no peace for any man who
did not go in for tho war as tho only ro-
hablo test of his religion. Pulpits seemed
turned into drums. Meeting-houses wcro
tho most efficient recruiting stations.
Preachers flocked to the war thomselves.
J " J Tint no ntiinlninc! 1m. t - C. 1. .
1 together. Vacant parishes und wandering , u-A,,ur wuu
outofihcir e'ergy are not helps to devotion as a gen- "uu """ ' u.uur or wun
in the number """""" -"""""""'P' was
1 nvrAllnrl na I . ! . 1 11 ... r
'of both ha had and is having an unfavor- . ,""'7 lu , l"'u'oafc uuu "0DlL8t 01
the Democbatio . ... , nl nn rni;;nn nf i,n nnrtinn, tl,oso ' eood works ' wl,iol re the fruit of
Votb.-Two dollars .pent in securing tho ()ftho c(,untr gomo fcwWOuld that !allhi and to tear tho unhesitating prom
circulation of r sound, nntriotio newna- ,l n it,nnn n ni,nni.;ns fnnmi lses of ueavon to thoso
r .,r, ' IIIUJ Mllli HI"!, t unt.ii., u. ivi.ut.
pe-r, wncrc none circulatetl notoro, is wortn
ten time's that amount of money rpent in
tho month before an election. If each of our
prefcnt'siibecribers will seo to it that some
doubtful voter in thoir ditrirt roads the
Democrat for a year, he will be sure to
voto'rigbt next fall. Two dollars will pay
for more good political reading than can
bo hVd'for ton dollars, in tho heat of a
IKottp oq nlmnlnin (nun. "a " V" IUO0 WHO SUOUIU 1411 in
' :.. it .1
their way into the Army : but the misera- ! u""l Huurcu cau wouiu inn-
hly int Cicient organization of tho Chap- ; c' tllat lho preachers wero imaums of tho
lainny departmcnt.necesfariiy arising from ! Mu88ulm' per.uBsion.nntT it Boomed hard
the (art that there can bo no organic con- V odax that tho sermon should not
nection between Church and State with us, ond with tbt! ProPor formula for that kind
has jrouo far to ucutntlizo the benefit of ol Gospel, "God is God, and Mohammed
having Chaplains, except in a few choice 18 luu 1 roPet 01 uou ;
elr'Tlie rebels firt-d on Fort Sumpter,
and this the aliolitionitts offer as an excuso
why 'they should wage a war of mhj liga
tion and extermination, to do away with
Btato rights and to frco the negroes
tho abolitionUts bad nevcr fired upon tho
Constitution, tho rebels wo presume, would
never hav fired on Sumpter. Tho abnli
tion'ists'bavo beon firing upon tho Consti
tution of our father for tho past twenty
years, and th?y havo'gnt it well nigh bat
tero'd down. Fort ff'nitc Timet.
And while it may be true, as the Church
Journal sayp, that the clergy of theEpk
Hut tho greatest and most significant
ehango has taken plane in the general oopal ohurch "os a body' have taken the
tono and temper of tho preachings and 1 correct view of theao ''questions of tho
prayings among the great bulk of Protcs- ' Day ;" thero are various and sundry intli
tant Denominations. Heing merely human 1 vidual cases which arc, to our certain
societies, liviug, moving, and having their 1 knowledge among the very worst we know
Tr being only by tho will of man, nothav- of. Sormons which some ol tho congrega-
t-t, , ... I. .!,. , .....
ing beon organizes; ny our JUura Jesus ' on ucBirea to cneer, nro ot tue kinu wo
Christ and His Apofiles, and having no refer to. Nor did the Oioccsan conveu
promise of perpcluity, no guaranty of tho vention at Pittsburg show its dovotion to
.prcfcnco of Christ with them, and no : principle, to churohman'-hip and to their
pledge that tho gates jol hell shall not pre- 'holy calling, in endorsing in any manner
i vail against them, what can they do the fanaticism of Yankee Goodwin with his
when they eucounter storms and tempests 'blood and thunder prcamblo and resolu
tn tho Questions of the Day ? J ho Sect '.tons. "As a body," wo think tho con-
organization is merely of man. It does
j not claim any higher origin. Tho qucs-
Tho Chicago Post, alluding to tho pas- lions of tho day arc of man alto. No
eago.of Mrs. Lincoln's sister, with con- stream can rise higher than its fountain
trabandgoods, through our lines ondorscs J head, Tho Question of the Day is always
ng in vain, ho took tho littlo orphan un
der his immcdiato protection, and aftor tho
campaign, brought him homo, introduced
him into his family, and oduoutcd him."
The Forged Proclamation.
Tho oriminal fraud just practiced on tho
Now York press by tho fabrication of tho
spurious Presidential proclamation doos
not risn to the dignity ol tho famous "moou
hoax" of Mr. Locko, but is about as in
gcnioui a tho pretended annual message
of President Von Huron to Congress in
1837, though not as innocent as was that
amusing invention. This fraud of Wed
nesday morning on tho press of New York
caused a great sensation in that cxcitablo
city until the. deception was discovered,
and then the trick itself was the great top
ic of tho day. It has not been traced to
its authors, although it would seem t have
originated in New York, and iho. detect
ives havo been on the alert.
The spurious document, it oppearB, was
carried to tho different printing offices in
manifold writing in tho 6emblanoe of tel
egraph news, but at so lato an hour that it
obtained admission in but two or thrco
journals, tho others having gono to press.
livon the proprietors ol thoso papers which
gave currency to tho forgory had left their
offices, and tho employees who inserted it
had no suspicion that it was not genuino
telegraphio news. Tho publication of the
document, however, was followed by se
rious consequence to tho proprietors of
the journals thus imposed upon.
We learn from the New York papers ro
ccived last night that Gen. Dix, by direo'
tion of tho Secretary of War, bad on
Wednesday suppressed tho two newspa
pers which gave publicity to tho spurious
proclamation the Journal of Commerce
and the Woild and ordered tho editor!.
of thoso papers to bo imprisoned in Fort
Lafayelte. (Th latter part of the order
it appears, was subsequently suspended.)
This seems to us, wo must say, a very
harsh proceeding to inflict a sovero pun
ithmcnt on citizens of honor and charac
ter for being tho victims of an infamous
fraud. It was punishment enough, wo
should think, to be mado tho innocent in
struments of a villainous imposition, to
which all men nro liable, without the
penalty of damago to their property
and incarceration of their persons.
Thoy have published, at Now York,
a protest against tho severity of this pro
ceeding, in which tho facts of the case are
fully stated, and which, in justico to them,
we placo beforo our readers. National
ny to tho hoadr.uurtors of tho Dopartmout
of the East, and woro informed by Gen
Dix that tho order for arrest had been sus
pended, but that tho order for tho suppres
sion of tho publication of tho World and
Journal of Oommcroo had not been ro
scindou, and that wo could not bo permit
ted to enter our offices, which continue
under tho charge ol the military guards,
We protest against this proceeding.
Wo protest against tho assumption of our
complicity with this shamolcss forgery im
plied in lho ordor for our arrctt Wo
protest against the suppression of our
journals for tho misfortuno of being de
ceived by a forgery not less ingenious nor
plausible than tho forged report ot the
Confederate Secretary of War mado tho
basis of diplomatic action.
PntMK, Stone, Hale &IIam,ock,
Journal of Commerce.
Manton MAiuiiiE, W'orll.
iNVto York, Mai, 18, 1804.
having in bis poiossion the ovidenco to pooplo would rather break out thin break
establish their truth T And would Pros into it.
idunt Lincoln assign General Blair, to an As a hotel it U not equal to tho Mansion
President's Disloyal Relations.
n strong condemnation of Mr. Lincoln for
his allcgod oourso in tho affair and adds
tho following interesting statoment :
''In tho recent diabolical outbreak of se
cessionists in Coles County, in this State,
two of Mr. Lincoln's own cousins wcro
among the active and loading prrticipators
in tbo attack upon tho soldiers and fortu
nately both of them arc now prisonnrs.
They -.arc W. F. Hanks, af Charleston,
aud'EI? Greenville Hanks, of Big Creek,
Edgaricounty. Tho latter, when arrested,
boasted that he was the man who hilled Sur
To bo sure, tho President ought not to
bo hold responsible for tho doings of his
own or hia wife's relations ; but sinco it io
thofashion with somo extremists to judgo
ft man disloyal becauso bis father, son,
brother or cousin may bo a secessionist
we 'don't seo why tho rule, if it is a good
ono'.'should not havo a universal applica
tion. Btiff, Courier.
"WO" An exohango Eays thero is some.
.tHjiig.inoxpressibly sweet about littlo girli.
Toiwhioh tho Louisvillo Journal adds :
i:Aiu it grows on 'em as thny grow big
newer and fresher, and is bold by greater
multitudes, and with much moro intensity,
than that principle (whatever it may be)
which onco upon a timo formed tho Sect,
and has been, ever since its origin, its life
and strength. Therefore, whenever a
Sect of any importnnco encounters tho
Questions of tho Day, the Question of tho
Day is certain to provo itself tho strong
man, which binds the Seot, and takes pos
session of it and all that belongs to it.
Resistance may and will bo mado, pre
cisely in proportion as tlio Sect holds in
solution moro or lo b of the Tiuth oricin-
ally confined to the Catholic Church,
But, in spite of this rcsistenco, tho Ques
tion of tho Day is certain to prevail at tho
last. Whon the samo loeislativo power at
ono timo passed ono Act, and at another
timo adopts ono of a precisely contradio
tory tenor, tho lator of the two in point of
time is held to bo "tho law.' Tho earlier
was passed by the same authority, in
deed; but as that authority is frco to
ehango its miud, tho later utteranoo super
sedes tho formers So as tho fundamental
Seot powor is human, and tho Question of
the Day is on the same level, and is tbo
latest expression of tho popular will, it is
Treason in the Cabinet.
Somo time ag-o Gen. Blair, one of tbo
representatives from MUsoari in tho Fed
eral Congress, brought charges of corrup
tion against tho Secretary of tbo Treasury
Salmon P. Cbate, and asked for a com-
mi. too of investigation, whieh, wo bolievo
was not granted.
The attack upon tbo Secretary, how-
over was gulling to himself and his friends,
and they resolved upon retaliation.
Mr. M'Clurg, a colleaguo of Gen. Blair,
accused tho latter with having speculated
in liquors, while in command in tho army,
important command aftor ho bad mado
such charges unlos bo President Lin
coln beliovcd thorn to bo true T
Wo think not,
What then docs this quarrel between
tho wurrng faotionsof the dominant politi
cal party reveal.
Tho astounding fact that, a mcmbor of
tho Cabinet no less a pcrsonago than
Salmon P. Chaso, Secretary of tho Treas
ury the man who oontrola tho financital
operations of the Government, is traitor
ously suppling the rebels with military
supplies that he is corruptly appropria
ting Government funds to political pur
poses, and enriching his relatives, by the
most nofariou moans, at the expence of
And further, the fact still moro astoun
ding , that tho President of tho United
States, with all tho know'edge upon the
subject which Gen. Blnir, possesses re
tains this traitor, speculator and corrup
liouist in his Cabinet !
" Wo aro making hwtory," said Mr.
Lincoln. Truly we arc but suoh a his
tory ! It will be without parallel, wo tru,
as it certainly is without precedent.
After such a rcvalation of treason and
fraud in tho very bosom of tho Adminis
tration, it is euporfluousta inquire-''Whith-er
are wo drifting ! Patriot ff Union.
Howard His Style as a Writer.
We select the following extracts from a
letter in the Brooklyn Eagle of last week,
purporting to have been writton by How
under cover of order for military supplies,; "u. "of tho Times," from Fort Lafayette.
to the amount of 88,000. A coinmi:te9, 1 1,9 lettar s an excellent imitation ot the
at tho request of Gen. Blair was appointed i Bt3l ,n w"lcl1 6"" "Uaaa Boal u,s
to investigate tho charge, and thoy repor
ted on Saturday, 23d April, eniirely ex
oncratiug tho Genorol. They say that the
orignal order, signed by Gen Blair and
eight other officers, was for tbo sum ol
S15I) or 175 only, for liquor and scgam ;
but lhat the order was subsequently al-!
lered by Michaol Powers to call lor 58,-
000 worth for Powors' own speculating,
purroses. The committee say : I
'As a specimen of tho alterations one
may be referred to lhat as to brandy.
The original order was for five gallons.
By insetting tho figure ti before tho figure
6, and adding tho word each to it, it bo
came an order, as nine persons had signed
it, for 225 gallons." j
After the reading of tho report Gen.;
Blair, addressed the House, charging that
the accusations mado against him woro in '
consequence of his hostility to Secretary
Chase's " Trade Regulations," and hia
plan for ''letting the Southern States go."
He more than intimated that the orders
had been altered or forged at tho Treas
ury Department ; tho evidenflo showing
that the forgery was made public by a
Treasury agent, who know its character,
fanciful nom de gurrc, was wont to tickle
tholitora-y palates of tbo readers of the
Ckei. 5,311, Second Tier, )
FortT Lafayette, May 24.
Dhak Eaqlh : In the language of tho
"magniOoent'' Vestvali, '! am here."
I think I shall stay hero, at leant till I
Perhaps yon are surprised at my sud
don departure. So was I.
Hut I received a pressing invitation from
Gcoeral Dix to corao down here, which I
didu't feel at liberty to decline, bo did'nt
Bob Murray brought tho invitation.
Bob Murray is United States marshal
and he marshalled inc the way I should go
I so I thought it best to go it.
: Hob is a nico man ; but I would'nt rco
i ommend you to cultivate, his acquaintance
You way havo heard of Fort Lafay
1 etto ; it is a great resort of friends of tho
' administration over tho left.
j THE LOCATION
' of Fort Lafayette is in tlio water between
tho Atlantic ocean and West Point.
j It is a good site for a marine residence
but I hav'nt seen any marines here. It is
He almost flatly charged tho Secretary I iuaccessiblo on all sides, except tbo inside
with treason, alleging that he was in favor j Its oit-accestibility is what I most object
TltK WAY TOU OUT IN
vention disgraoed itself.and that tho Churoh
has liitlo cause to exult over tho Denomi
nations on tho "Questions of tho Daw'"
Meanwhilo, even tho Lord's Day is
losing its saorcdness. Somo of tho most
widely circulated of our daily papers, aro
issued nn Sundays ns well as on othor
days, and few hesitate to road them as
eagerly. Tho preaching and praying about
tho war in so many pulpits has led ono(stop
further, to tbo holding of opon moetings
on Sunday for tho discussion of political
topics, and tho delivery of secular lec
tures and the giving of concerts on that
day, Military funerals aro nlwaye fixed
for a Sunday whero it is at all possible.
Tho ciroluation of exciting Sunday Pa
pers is increasing, and tbo attendance at
tho Houses of public worship is diminish
ing. We are Eteadily drifting towards tho
Sunday of Continental Europe
Humanity of General Jackson.
Protest of the Elitois of the World an-t
and Journal of Commerce.
Will vou oblicro us bv niiblishinrr ?n
. . .. . . -ri...:... t'...i Ci.i.,..:
your columns tlie following statoment of ol leiuus lUu uumuuiu uw.M ... Hcuu,
the proceedings of tho Government this ' was opposed to reinforcing Fort Sumpter I
evening towards the WorM anil Journal , and employing troops to put down the re-1 ;3 curious, and may interest you readers
. wv : . -"b . r , belUon: aua that lie Etui uoias tucso views, i who hav nt been hero. You can't ao by
lamation,. purporting to be ttigned by Pres-1 ''e,'"P "ow eSa3 ' maturing a plan to , rairoad, or steamboat, or horse or buggy
ident Lincoln, appointing n day of" fading J M the Southern States go in peace and tf. 'j-ij0 entrance is effected in a highly mili-
and prsyer, ami calling into the militia Jccl a permanent dissolution oj the. Union, j (ary manner, invented, I behove, by Gon
service tour nuimreu tuousanu men. Farther than this he alleged that under' 0ra! Dix, or somo other man.
nn i i j wriiiu.1 1 tllB Secretary's Trade Regulations," con-
on lho msnifold paper, such as is used for , ' , , '
all the despatches bent to the several newa-' treband 8oods Pa8S cDstautIy beyolld u'
papers of our association, and had every ! Hues, and read letters to show that, ro
extornal appearance and mark to identify ' cently five harrells of percussion caps were
it as a genuino despatch arriving in the I Eent from Memphis to the enemy,
regular course of business. j .,,, , t ,t ,t a . ...
t was delivered at our office lato at Still farther, he charged tho Secretary
night, at the time of the receipt of our; with nsing his official power and influcnco
latest news too late of oourso for edito-' i0r Presidential purposes squaudjring
rial supervision, but, as it happened, not tu0 proceeds of plantaiious abandoned by
beforo our printing offices were closed. , fc , tQ fustaill IWroy's, National
It was delivcd at all or nearly nil of tho . ,, . , . , ,.
newspaper offices, and published in a part Executive Committee, which was working
of the morning editions of tho Journal of in his Chase's interest for tbo PrcMdeu
Commerce and the World, and, as wo ajo jai nomination and to carry on tho war
inlormcct, in a pari or ttie euitions ot ono neraliv -:(t ti10 Admiiiistatiou.
O -rf o
Still worso than this ho ehargd distinct-
or more of our contemporaries
Early this morning lho fact that the
fared by us lor tho disoovery of tho forger.
Tho Executive Committeo of the Assooia
tod Press also offered a similar reward of
ono thousand dollars, as the fraud liad
been attempted to bo petratcd upon all tho
journals composing nur association.
Wo took pains in tlio aftornoon to ap
prise Gen. Dix of tho facta of the cae,
and gave him such information in regard
to tho circumftaBces of tho forgery as
! might assist him in tho discovery of its
" During tho Greek war, after ono of 'author. Tho Govomment was at oneo
tho battlos, an Indian child was found ; P"' " possession of tho case.
i.. ,t . , f l i i .1 t ' Novenhcless, this ovoning Gon. Dix,
snaking tho breast of us doad mother , " ' , ' .Ar. cm uJ
,, . ... . ! acting under peremptory ordors trom the
lhoecono was truly affecting, and diotatod Government, plaood our offices under a
tho course that ho, who has boen charged 'strong military guard, and issued warrants
by tho tonguo of calumny, as possessing a for tho editors snd proprietors of tho
soul of iron, and a tiger's disposition, 1 Vo.rld and Jfmrnal ommorno, and
Airii i 3. , their imprisonment in Fort Lafayette. A
should pursue. At first, ha endeavored to WM, w u , at one of th(J w'hamg t0
prooure a squaw to relie-ve the wretched onrcy us thither,
despatch had not been sent by tho Agent ly, on tho authority of an eminent citizen,
of tho Associated Press became kuowu to of York, understood to bo Wm II.
us, and its fraudulent charaotor was at' ppinwall, that tbo Secretary has givin his
and a reward of five hundred dollars of- Bon-inlaw, Senator Spraguo, a permit (of
contreband, untlcr tho
You go to Fort Hamilton,
Which is just over the way
A 1,250 pound shell with tho inside out
is provided for the purpose You get in
the shell. It is then put in a 2-40 inch
mortar and rammed down on a barrel
powder. The mortar is touched off and
up you go. You keop going up about fifty
miles. You then come down and land
right in tho middlo of Fort Lafayette.
Tho artillery artist has at'aincd great
House, though tho terms aro moro reason
able. They don't charge any board. The
only char go military , people are given to
is to ulnrgo bayonets.
Tho bill of iaro is wholesome, bat Uoki
variety. Thero is
too mdcii ponK.
The bill of fare, however, is varied.
Wo have pork and oraokers for break
fal. Orackore and pork for dlnnr, and
Pork with crackers for toa.
I think wo shall have a change nixt
weok, as the oommandant ha sout an or
der lo New York for a barrel of pork
When you writo to mo, inclose a bunoh
of radishes in tho letlcf,
of the fort is selcot. Thoy aro mostly peo
ple of Southern eomploxion, who hava.
been recommended hero for the benefit of'
their health. They don't generally see it.
Thero is no female society here.
Nor no Union Leagues.
Nor no Philharmonic conoarts.
Otherwise it's pleasant.
Th? view is onchanting. Lovely water
scapes spread bolbre tho vision on every
side. As I said before, tho situation is
marine ultra niariuo, and gives mo tit
blues as I gaze upon it.
Thero is no post-offioo in the fort, and
correspondence is limited Perhaps you'd
like to know how I sont this letter. A
pigeon flew into tlio fort to-day and I at
tached tho letter to bis tail,
Tho pigeon is a carrier-pigeon, and you
may get him a situation as a letter-carrier
under Postmaster Lincoln.
Somebody may inquiro
wiit i cams ilfcitri.
I'll tell yon confidentially!.
The governments making extensions t
its mansion at Fort Hamilton i likewise-
at Fert Biohmond, on Staten Island. They
wanted a reliable person to look after tho
architects, to seo that they did'nt pooket
tho bricks. Fort Lafayette is half way
between, and so situated that you can oeo
both forts at once, and is just tho plaao to
see what is going on.
Amcciingof tbo cabinet was eollod at
tho White House. Secretary Stanton in
troduced the 6ubject.
The Prchidont said it reminded him of
a story ho once heard in Illinois. A man
who lived in Sangamon county, in con
versation with a mcdioal student, said ho
did'nt beliovo in vaccination. Says ho,
"It don't do n child a bit of good. I bad
a child vaccinated once, and in three days
after it fell out of a window and broke it
The cabinet saw tho point nt onco, and
laughed so loud that they woko up Secre
Secretary Seward rang his little boll,
and sent for General Dix.
'General" said William H., "how is
Fort Lafayetto V
''Our flag is there," said the general,
with military promptness.
"Is thero a reliable man to bo found in
the Department of the East ?" said Wil
"If thero is'nt," thundered the General,
"I'll shoot him on the spot."
"Who is ho 1" askod the Secretary.
"His namo is Dead Boat." says the
"Send him to Fort Layfayotts.'
So I citme.
1 am still here.
course to trada in
Treasury " Regulations,") by which he
will realizo two million dollars ; and that
Jay Cooke, the agent and relativo of the
Secretary, had received 6450,000 for nine
moths, services, part of whioh ho used in
buying up newspapers for his rolat.ve and
When wo reflect that these charges were
made upon the floor of Conress,(by a mem
ber poscssing tho full confidence of tho
Presiecnt of tho United States, and who is
also a Major General in tho army, recen
tly assigued to commaud by tho Pretidout,
wo oannot but conider them serious,
Would Major General Blair, hazard bis
reputation by preferring such charges
against a member ef the Cabinet without
precision in the range, and you light ex
actly in the ccntro of a hollow square of
military pooplo drawn up to receive you.
as lho shell goes up is peculiar.
When you havo reached an altitude of
forty-nino miles, eight furlongs, the viow
You have a bird's eye vtow of Bath,
Couoy island and New Jersey.
I made a sketch of it.
I'll send it to you.
Perhaps you think this is a Btrnnne
way ol getting into tho fort, but it is is'nt
a circumstance to
THE WAV OP GETTING OUT,
which I have'nt ditcovercd yet. When I
do I'll let you know,
Tho peoplo who keep tho fort aro oltbe
military persuasion, it is ;hoir forte. They
Dow, Jr., gets of the following on oon
nnbial matters :
"My Brethern, for charity's sake whoso
buisnosa but her owu is it if a young lady
has a beaux, two beaux, twenty beaux, or
no beaux at all I Is a little flirtation, or a
course of systematic courtship, suoh a nov
el and wonderful affair as to excite the
curiosity aud meddling propensities of so
ciety at largo I Why, tho thing has been
dune ever siuoa Noah and his family gavo
up the chip, aud went forth to multiply
and replenish the earth : It is a fair buia
ness transaction betwoen the parties con
cerned and a very pleasant pieoe of busi
ness it is, too, when not interfered with
by calculating parents, or pastoboard re
latives, who fear somo starch will bo taken
out tho of family pride and by outsido
poke-noses in general, who are dcteminod
to tnoddle for tho fun of the thing. Lord I
what an unnecessary amount of fuss thero
mostly wear guns or swords, and do every- is mado when a follow tieads up to a girl
thing in a military way, whioh is not a oi- " f bo meat to put her through a hasty
., ....1,1 -i courtship, and then make her his old wo-
vtl way, though they havo been very o.vil man . Pj,c of lhe deyil lImseU x W0Q.
tlJ mo' i dor if when a gander selects his goose,
Tbo fort is a substantial building, thero there-is saoh gobbling and shaking c-f
is no apprehsnsion of burglars. BenilMe feather among tha flack j"