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    Union Organization in 3f. Y*
We clip from the New York Trtfotnr,
of last Monday, the annexed report of a
meeting of the Unconditional Union Cen
tral Committee of that city, on Saturday
evening last. It was, we believe, its first
public meeting:
There was a meeting of the Uncondi
tional Union Central Committee, corner of
Broadway and Thirteenth street, on Satur
day evening. A. C. Kllis, Esq., Chair
man of the Committee, called the meeting
to order. Aftertheminutes of the organ
ization were read. Mr. Horace Greeley,
who was enthusiastically received, spoke in
substance cs follows :
FELLOW CITIZENS : I greet you as
among the mostjigorously patriotic of all
our loyal citizens. The time has conic
when, in the words of Daniel Webster, j
Union and Liberty are one and insepara
ble. And the time has come when the j
loyal North has become one and insepara
ble in its determination that Liberty shall
prevail in the present struggle. * * The !
rebellion is tottering to its final defeat. 1
do not fear so much the arms of the Re- !
bellion as Ido its principles. Both our
defeats and our victories have contributed
tothc victory of thejustcausc. Six months
ago we were struggling with the rebels for
Missouri, but no rebel force now for a long |
time has dared to show itself in the State, j
In like manner the rebels claim Tennes- .
see, but for a long time have not dared 1
show themselves there. The whole ter- I
ritory which we hold now we hold on the 1
principles of freedom. Even if the Rebels
should recover the territory of these two
State.?, they would not, be able to re-estab- \
lish slavery there. Six months ago we !
asked them to take pay for slavery and give J
it up. They refused. They would not i
take the money, but now both ot those I
States are themselves getting rid of sla- j
very without our paying a cent for it.— I
They might of had 820,000,000 each for j
doing this. Nor do any of the Copper- j
heads now find fault wit!) the employment I
of slaves as soldiers. We have learned a
costly lesson about the real spirit of sla- j
very and of its allies. Of this lesson we
bad a special instance in the riots in New
York last July, when innocent people,
against whom no crime whatever was even
alleged, were hunted down merely because
they were not in favor of the Jeff. Davis
Government. * * One word about can
didates : I have no candidate for any of
fice. But wc ought to have six candidates
put up for Congress in this city, to whom !
all the world will look up with the tho't ;
that these men arc the greatest six men ]
on the western continent. * * The peo
ple have at least made up their minds to j
this : that an election is an election ; and
the beaten party must submit trttil next j
lime. The people mean that this rebel
lion shall be put squarely down. And il l
this principle i*mte««<trtMished, I believe ;
we are to have a hundred years of such
prosperity as the world has never known.
When we only learn this lesson properly,
that treason, insurrection and violations of I
law are not the modes of healing political j
•disappointments, we shall be peaceful and
Jiappj'. and shall be faithful to ourselves,
our children, our principles, and our God.
After Mr. Greeley, who spoke with much
force and animation, and who. was fre
quently applauded, had closed, Mr. Milli
ken offered the following preamble and res
olutions :
WHEREAS, Human Slavery for a long
series of years has endeavored to subvert
and to a great extent lias perverted the
pure doctrines of liberty, upon which our
Government was founded, has demoralized
our statesmen and corrupted our political
organizations, has for ninny years engross
ed the public attention to the exclusion of
the many questions essential to the welfare
of the nation ; and
WHEREAS, Atlastgrown to the dimen
sions of a gigantic monster, it has insolcnt-
Jy attempted to overthrow the institutions
of fcatdom and thcGovernmciitof a migh
ty nation; and with all the cruelties of
•civil WOT has desolated our land, has mur
■dcrcd fihe lathers and sons of a generous
fmt jilffit people, and has exposed us to in
sult and contempt from the despotic rul
ers among the nations of the world ; and
WHEREAS, It is the only pretext for dis
loyalty at the North, the only strength of
our enemies at the South, and thesyinpa
lhizersof treason to humanity everywhere.
JUHI is the only obstacle to the final settle
ment of oil questions arising out of the
HelifTlion, and tine ultimate and complete
restoration of sectional harmony, fraternal
concord, and national unity ; therefore,
Jirrolved, That while realziing that the
armies of the Rebellion must be put down
by the soldiers of the Republic, it is the
•duty of the Union party solemnly for us
4o declare that it will henceforward strug
gle for the total, absolute, and permanent
overthrow of human Slavery in the United
States, by the exertion of every power at
the disposal of the State and Federal Gov
ernments and citizens under the Constitu
tion, thereby securing the emancipation of
every human slave and the protection of
the personal liberty of every human be
ing, untainted with crime, in the United
States and every State and Territory there
of, and by nominating only such candi
dates as are zealous in the prosecution of
these great ends.
Alderman Dayton supported the reso
lutions. Ilowsaid slavery would uever ex
ist again as an institution. He argued
agaiust compromise and in favor of com
plete emancipation.
Councilman Orson followed. lie hoped
that tiic meeting would express itself op
posed to the expediency of adopting any
partioular candidate at present. The res
olutions were then unanimously adopted,
and directed to be publisued in the daily
Mr. Stedman submitted a resolution
©mbodyiug the point called for by Mr. Or
son, which was adopted, with others, as fol
lows :
WIIEREAR, The Rebels in anns against
enr Government are exhausting all their
resonroes in a last desperate effort to mar
shal their whole power for a final struggle:
and the Union armies, if properly rein
forced, will be enabled at one blow to se
cure the triumph of the Republic, the
termination of the war, and the speedy
restoration of peace ; therefore,
Resolved, That we deprecate the pcr
mature discussion of the merits and claims
of candidates for the Presideacy, and all
other subjects calculated to distract the at :
tention of loyal men from their preseat
paramount duty, and earnestly invite our
fellow-citizens, without distinction of par
ty, to unite with us in vigorous ami con
stant efforts to reoruit the armies of the
Union, until their strength fihall place our
victory beyond peradventure.— Pittsburgh
WHAT IS FA'KTON?—The Buffalo
Repuplic is "one of the papers," and
doesn't yield to any with which wc are
acquainted in that important partic
ular. Hear its philosopher:
"What is fashion? Dinner at mid
night, and headache in the morning.
What is idleness? Working yellow
mountains on a pink sub soil l —or a
blue-tailed dog in sky-colored convul
sions. What is joy! To count y r our
money and find it over-run a hundred
dollars. What is knowledge? To be
away from home when people come to
borrow books and umbrellas. What
is contentment? To sit in the house
and see other people stuck in the mud.
In other words, to be better off than
our neighbors
SACKS VS. BAGS.—Mr. Lover tells
a good anecdote of an Irishman giv
ing the password on the evening be
fore the battle of Fontenoy, at the
time the great Marshal Saxe was com
"The password is Saxe—now don't
forget it, Pat," said the Colonel to
his Irish servant, "see now you don't
forget it—Saxe."
"Sacks?" quoth Paddy "faith nil
I'll not. Wasn'tmm r father a miller,
"Who goes there?" cried the sen
tinel as Pat approached the post.
Pat looked as grave as an owl, and
in a sort of whispered howl, replied—
"Bags, your honor."
A CABIN boy, on board a ship, the
captain of which was a religious man,
was called up to be whipped for some
misdemeanor. Lit-tle Jack went cry
ing and trembling, and said to the cap
" Pleas, sir, will you wait untill I
say my prayers?"
"Yes," was the stern reply.
" Well, then," replied Jack look
ing up and smiling triumphantly,
" I'll say them when I get ashore?"
New Orleans correspondent of the
New York Times says it is every day
becoming more apparent that a grad
ual change is taking place in the feel
ings and political views of a great
part of the resilient population of the
former city. Active, demonstrative
hatred of the North has in many in
stances given away, if not to an en
tirely opposite feeling, at least to a
passiveness which promises better
things, and bespeaks an openness to
conviction and discussion. Many ac
commodate themselves to the new
order of affairs, as the prospects of
the Confederacy grow uuily darker,
and range themselves on the winning
side. But whatever be the motive,
certain it is that a regeneration is now
going on, which ere many years will
elevate Louisiana to the sphere for
which she is by nature so richly en
dowed. •
JW K noxvillc, is the oldest city
of that State—was named for Gen.
Knox, who was Secretary of War at
the time the city was laid out, in 1793.
It is situated on the high bluffs of the
Holston River, below its confluence
with French Broad River. It was
well supplied with handsome store
houses, hotels and private residences;
while among its public edifices, the
State Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb
was especially worthy of note. The
University of East Tennessee, found
ed in 1807, more remarkable for its
beautiful location than architectural
elegance, stood on an eminence which
commands an extensive view in every
A good bon mot of the Grand
Vizier, apropos of the clerical squab
ble about the burial of the late i3ar
outchibaschi, is told by the Levant
Herald. It appears that the defeat
ed "Catholic" party urged their right,
in the last resort, before his Highness,
affirming that they held conclusive
proofs of the deceased functionary
having died a member of their com
munion. "Well, then," said Faud
Pacha, " Since you are thus sure of
his soul, you can, I think, afford to
leave the others his body;" an award
which will bear no indifferent compar
ison with the famous judgment of Sol
McDougal, of California, and
Richardson, of Illinois, are the only
habitual drunkards of the Senate.—
McDougal is harmless in his cups.—
He goes out horseback riding, falls
jiito the gutter, and the small boys
rally round him and have a little fun
at his expense. He seldom troubles
the Senate Chamber with his presence.
Kichardson, however, is disgusting in
his bachanalian revelries—always
obtrudes himself upon the Senate,
when scarcely able to stand erect —
always, unfortunately for himself and
for his State, in his seat to be point
ed at from the galleries, and to have
his name given in reply to the oft-re
peated question, "Who is that drunk
en fellow there?"
The twenty-first Indiana reg
iment, which is at New Orleans, now
numbers thirteen hundred and fifty
men fit for duty. It is perhaps the
strongest regiment in the service.
ONE hundred thousand copies of Sen
ator Sherman's radical speech are to be
printed and circulated.
(The American £iti*cn.
CYRUS E. ANDERSON, j ** aitors -
N i;i)\i;sim.:i i;it. IT. IMII.
" Liberty and Union, Now »nd Forever, One
and •nteparable."—D. Webtter.
Alt It AH A.n LIX(OL\.
first page to-day, will be found the speech
of our able Representative in Congress,
made pending an amendment to the Con
scription Act. Tn point of both learning
and logic, it fully sustains Mr. Williams'
well earned reputation. It will well re
pay a careful perusal.
PENN TOWNSHIP. —Penn township in
this county, lias furnished her full quota
under the call for 500.000 men qji Mon
day last. Other townships are moving—
the work goes bravely on.
©BS" " The Citizen having published the
uncalled for and ungentlemanly attack of
Capt. Lyon upon us. and also a communi
cation from Centre township, reflecting
upon our reputation, we ask as an act of jus
tice fiorn the editors, that they give place
in their next issue to the article entitled
" the Saddle on the Other Horse," and
also the article referring to the Centre
township communication.— Herald."
As to the communication from Centre
township, in reply to the Herald's reflec
tions upon the neighbors of the much af
flicted St. Clair family, we can see no
necessity for following the subject any
farther. We know the citizens of that
neighborhood too well to believe them
capable of so culpable a neglect of moral
duty as charged in the Herald, at the
same time, we don't believe the editor of
the Herald wrote that article maliciously,
—lie was doubtless influenced by rumor.
The public, we feel assured, have no de
sire to see this subject followed any far
ther. we will not therefore reproduce the
article from the Herald.
As to the other article, we have only
to say, that whenever the Ifcrald makes
any new discoveries, worthy of publica
tion, not libelous in their character, we
will willingly lay them before our read
ers. Rut we do not conceive it to be our
duty at this time to reprint mere charges
UDSUStained by any facts lumen to us.—
If this ma'fft' is as the Herald says, of
course it will sec that the guilty are bro't
to justice ; when this is done we will ad
vise the public of it without delay. Till
then, wc think the Herald cannot com
plain of injustice, as, through its own
columns it can reach the public. Capt.
Lyons' letter too, was written in self de
Klioitlri w«» not Avoid llio DriilH.
When the present call for five hundred
thousand men was made, many were hon
estly of the opinion that a draft should be
made for the purpose, if possible, of reach
ing some quarters which had not done
their share of volunteering.
We can all remember very well the course
pursued by certain leaders of the Demo
cratic party and their papers, when the
draft was ordered last year. The war
faithfully prosecuted for the preservation
of the Union, was denounced as an abo
lition crusade—as a negro war—in short,
every thing that could be said and done
to produce a distaste for the service—to
prevent the young men of the country
from entering it was resorted to. The re
sult was that everything that was likely to
evade service was resorted to by many:
and when everything else failed eommuta
tiorttwas paid, and our armies still left com
paratively weak. Reflecting upon these
things, it is natural for those who had con
fidence in the Government,who felt griev
ed to think that any considerable portion
of our people indulged in efforts to calum
niate and injure the government that was
struggling so faithfully for their protec
tion against armed rebels, it is natural to
feel desirous of witnessing the power of
the government demonstrated in compel
ling this class to enter the service if by no
other means, at least by the power of con
Still when we reflect that this class of
citizens received a severe rebuke all over
the country last fall, since which they have
been behaving much better than formerly,
as also that the majority of their blind fol
lowers arc loyal at heart, and were only led
away from duty by the treachery of their
leaders who told them that they were still
battering for the Constitution and the Un
ion—wc feel as though it were best to let
by gones go, and at this time unite with
all who are willing to assist in avoiding a
draft. This is the view taken of it every
where around us. Lawrence county has
given (through her commissioners) a lo
cal bounty of wc believe 8250 for new re
cruits and 8300 for veterans. Mercer
county gives 8300 bounty also by a county
Recruits are now plenty; an army has
grown up from youth to manhood since
the commencement of this war. Those
who have borne the brunt in the heat of
the day,- convinced that the war cannot
last much longer, have determined to pee
it through ; everything seems propitious.
A clear majority of the people are unques
tionably opposed to a draft, if it is possi
ble to fill up our armies without it. Why
thcn cannot all go in with unanimity and
adopt sucli mode of action as will avoid it
without injustice to any ? In some town
ships a poll tax of ten dollars was agreed
upon ; in others twenty, and in some twen
ty-five ; the balance in all cases to be
raised by assessment on the property, with
proper exonerations where the owner had
paid commutation, had furnished a sub
stitute or was infirm or otherwise unable
to pay the tax.
We feel like entreating all to bury, for
the time being, at least, all differences,
and sustain each other in the patriotic ef
fort so generally being made, to have our
whole county relieved from the draft j and
although some may feel doubtful as to its
policy, all will finally rejoice in its con
summation. Our credit will be bettor
abroad, and when this war for the Union
shall have been prosecuted to its final end
—the Union saved—our old flag not on
ly venerated at home, but respected the
world over, none of us will regret the part
we have taken in filling up the gallant
army through whose endurance, courage
and patriotism, all this has been accom
in theservice, who re-enlisted for three
years, cannot immediately be credited
to any particular sub-district, for the
reason that their muster-in .rolls arc
not accessible; but the matter will be
made all right by and by, when the
returns of all such men shall be return
ed to the headquarters of the respec
tive districts.
Committees of sub-districts which
are paying bounties may safely make
contingent arrangements with the men
now at home on furlough to pay the
local bounties as soon as the proper
returns are received, with their names
credited to such sub-districts. The
acknowledgment of the enlisted man
that he has received a local bounty
from any particular sub-district se
cures his credit to such' sub-district.
Very properly the people of the
sub-districts are anxious to pay local
bounties to their own brave men who
have been battling for the country for
nearly three years, and are willing to
continue to do so; and they can do it,
if they only will have a little patience.
The authorities at Washington are
not to blame for this delay.
The above, from the Pittsburgh Ga
zette, is the first assurance that a credit
can be had to a sub-district for the vete
rans belonging to it, on their receipt of a
local bounty. Indeed up to this date, the
contrary has been the general belief.
In this county there are'quitc a num
ber of veterans from the various depart
ments. The township to which we more
particularly owe allegiance, (Penn), has
eight veterans from the 102 d reg't.,—wo
were anxious to pay them a local bounty
and havtf a credit for them; they too,
were anxious to represent us. Indeed,
most of them declared that they would
not represent any other township. It was
frequently intimated however, that unless
their mustering in papers placed them to
the credit of our township, they could
not avail themselves of our bounty, nor
be a credit to our quota. This wc tho't
was unjust, for, bo the blame, where it
may, we were satisfied it was not with
them. There had been an order read to
their regiment informing them that they
could avail themselves of a local bounty ;
and, relying on the justice and liberality
of their respective townships, they rest
ed easy, believing that they would, as a
matter of course, be a credit to their town
ship and receive whatever bounty its lib
erality allowed. On seeing intimations
from official quarters that this was uncer
tain, inquiry was at once made of the
Provost Marshal, who informed us that as
his instructions then stood he could not
give a credit for veterans —that tliqy
would have to be certified to himxt'om
the Provost Marshal General's oflicc, and
that their mustering-in papers would be
the guide in the mutter of credits—that
unless those papers specified the
to which they belonged, they could only
be a Credit to the county at large. In
other words, that local districts which
had not made their arrangements before
the veterans were mustered in, could not
afterwards avail themselves of them, un
less some order not yet promulgated should
so order it.
The whole quota ofPenn township
will be twelve, were putin
some just room for the
eight VCTOTS^ already mentioned, but af
ter exh;utf ting every means to obtain some
aohitigp of the matter favorable to these
soldiers, (for their mustering pa
pers show them to belong to Butler c 0.,)
the committee, on Monday last, finished
her quota by new retruits, a few hours af
ter we find the above in the Gazette. Ma
ny districts cannot now provide for their
veterans, the only order therefore in ref
erence to them, that would enable them
all to get local bounties, would be an or
der giving them leave to amend their
mustering-in papers so as to represent
whatever district would make satisfactory
arrangements with them. This, we tho't
was the intention of the Government at
first—at any rate let the Provost Marshal
General, issue an order at once settling
this whole matter.
BOSTON, Feb. 11.— A large «»mpany
assembled at the United States I Intel last
night, ou invitation of Col. Goodrich, to
meet Col. Taylor, of East Tennessee.—
Speeches were made by Mr. Taylor and
others, including George Thompson.—
The latter thanked God that he had lived
to see the noble position America had ta
ken, and hoped in a few days to speak
more fully on the state of feeling in Eng
land in relation to our great struggle.—
Mr. Thompson made an eloquent allusion
to Washington the founder of American
independence, and to Abraham Lincoln
as the founder of American liberty. His
address was enthusiastically applauded.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10.—A dispatch from
Fort Smith says that a large meeting of
joyal citizens and soldiers was hold there.
last night to welcome Gen. Curtis.
Fears were euterteined for the safety of
the Indian brigade which had been moved
South from Fort Gibson to North Fork
Town, 011 the Canadian river. They were
fighting a largely superior force, under
Glanwaite, at last accounts.
BOSTON, Feb. 13.— The Ural ft Folly
Island correspondent says that the rebels
have tried several times lately to reinforce
the almost worn out garrison at Fort Sum
ter, but have failed. Most of the men in
Fort sumter now are slaves. Twenty or
thirty arc killed daily.
Night before last, it being somewhat
hazy, two of the rebel rams, in company
with a cigar shaped torpedo boat, or infer
nal machine, left Mt. Pleasant and pro
ceeded down the creek in the rear of Sul
livan's Island for the purpose of going out
to make an attempt to destroy the gunboats
Housatonnis and Nipsie, which were do-,
ing guard duty that night in the channel
near Berth Inlet. When the ram and in
fernal machine had got ready to make a
dash out of the Inlet it was found that
the machine was in a sinking condition.
She*was turned back into the Inlet, where
she now lies. She went down, carrying
her crew to the bottom. This put an end
to the attempt to destroy our vessels. This
is the third infernal machine the rebels
have lost.
A few days since, a guard of ten rebel
soldiers, including a sergeant, escaped to
our lines. They say tliat starvation stares
them in the face in Charleston ; that all
civil laws are at an end, and military rules
have full sway over the civil authorities,
that they are bccoiningdesperate, and they
will resort to every means in their power
to force the blockade here. They report
the city badly damaged from the effect of
Gillmore's shells. •
CAIRO, Feb. 12.—Memphis papers to
the 12th contain no- news. The steamer
Platte Valley returned from Sarlatia, Ya
zoo river, where she with other transports
and gunboats were with Porter.
Sherman's expedition were attacked on
the sth by a force of 3,000 'J Pexan troops,
who with artillery and musketry fired into
the transports, wounding six soldiers. A
fight ensued, in which a portion of our in
fantry and gunboats participated, resulting
in the dislodgment and driving of the en
emy, but with what loss is unknown.—
Eight of our men were killed and thirty
wounded. The 11th Illinois, with negro
cavalry and infantry were engaged in the
affair. The enemy were also driven from
Mcehaniesville without loss to us.
A sick negro soldier belonging to Colo
nel Woods, and who strangled from his
regiment, was murdered by the rebels. A
lieutenant and two privates, who commit
ted the deed, were captured and Colonel
Wood,in retaliation had them blindfolded,
anil caused them to kneel upon the dead
body of the negro they murdered, where
they were shot.
Col. Andrews, of the 3d Minnessota cav
alry, at Little Hock, was made a Bigadier
General. His regiment has
atid a portion of them arrived here to-day
en route for home. All is quiet at Little
ltock. Deserters are coming into ourlines
in large numbers, and regiments are form
ing; two of them arc filled. Deserters
from Price's armystate that no knowledge
of the -Amnesty Proclamation existed
among Price's men, and expressed the
opinion that as soon as they know its con
ditions, there will soon be little left of his
ship, Armstrong county, which filled iti
300,000 quota some time ago,
nished its second, or 200,000 quota,
one man over.
Adams township, J3utier county, filled
its full 500,000 cnPtaythis morning, and
two men over. ThesoVoluntcers were all
men of that township.
Thrive are honorable records, and just
such as we like to make.
ST. LOCIS, Feb. 13. —The Memphis
Bulletin publishes a card, signed by three
hundred of the best citizens of that city,
addressed to the people of Tennessee upon
the subject of the re-organization of the
State, and re-establishing their relation
With the national Government. It recom
mends immediate, unconditional emanci
pation as the motive, and calls upon all to
support the same by meeting at Memphis.
CAIRO, Feb. 12. —The steamer Tyeon,
from Memphis to Cincinnati, passed here
to-day with over 1200 bales of cotton.—
The steamer Sultan, from New Orleanson
the sth, brought 100 bales of cotton to
Vieksburg, and a large cargo of sugar for
various points on the Ohio river.
Fifty-two rebel prisoners from Colum
bus. Ky., arrived here to-day.
The ninth Illinois cavalry has re-enlist
BADLY BROKEN. —A well-known
Providenco sporting character tried
his luck in that city the other day,
and found it bad. The bank refused
to discount for him, and his deposits
were exhausted. On turning his back
on the scene of operations, a sympa
thizing friend said to him:
" Tom are you broke ?"
" Yes," said Tom,with a sigh, "and
so dead broke, that if steamboats
were selling at a cent a-piece,l could't
buy a gangway plank."
A STATE Convention of Germans of
New Jersey was held at Norfolk on Wed
nesday. They pronounce for the aholi
tion of slavery, confiscation of rebel lands,
and for Fremont or Butler, or some equal
ly radical man for President.
From tho Pittsburgh Gazette.
Our Soldiers.
Now that this cruel war is nearly over,
and many of our soldiers are returning to
their homes on thirty-day furloughs pre
paratory to entering upon their last cam
paign, it is to be hoped that those for whom
they have periled their lives, spilled their
blood, suffered all manner of privations,
and endured the severest of hardships, will
not forget their services, or fail to do hon
or to their patriotism and heroism. It is
"When the devil was sick, the devil a saint would be;
When the devil got woll, the devil a saint was he."
Let us not imitate him. Let us, who
were so rejoiced to see our boys press back
the tyrant and the invader, not forget t0
be grateful. J'oo many men, when Prov
idence saves their lives, or the fire compa
ny rescues their property from the flames,
forget what good saints they promised to
become if life or property were only spar
ed. As a people, we have all prayed for
the last three years to the God of Battles
to save us from the rebels, and wo have
looked to our soldiers for the answer to our
prayers. How is it now ?
AVe have read of an English army chap
lain, not as reverent perhaps as he ought
to have been, who once gave vent to his
indignation at some real or fancied slight
in the following not very poetical lines:—
"God and a soldier all people adoro
In time of war, but not before; —
lint when tho war's over, and nil thing* are righted,
UCKI is neglected, nnd the soldier slighted."
Is this true of us? If it is, alas ! of
some, let it not be true of you, reader, and
i/ou and yau. While we trust that you will
not forget tho God who "has not dealt so
with any other people," we also trust that
you will remember Manasscs, Shiloh, tho
Peninsula, Antietam. Fredericksburg. Mur
freesboro, Chancellorville, Gettysburg,
Vicksburg, Port Hudson. Charleston, Ft.
Wagner, ('hiekainauga, and the other mem
orable fields upon which thousands of brave
men have offered up their lives for thoir
country. And while you remember the
glorious dead, don't forget tho gallant liv
ing. lie not slow to take the veterans by
the hand to thank them for all that they
have done for you, and to teach your chil
dren to take off theircaps and make their
courtesies when one of them passes your
Don't forget, then, to be grateful to our
veterans. Don't forget to do them honor
whenever you meet them. Don't forget
to bear with their weaknesses. Don't for
get the words of Burns, the anniversary of
whose birth was oidy the other day ;
" For gold tlic merchant plows the main,
The farmer |d<«ws the manor;
Hut Klory is tin- *>dgi>r's limine:
Thi: ttodger'i wealth his honor.
Tli t* bravi\ poor soger despise,
Nor count him as a stranger:
llcmmuher he's IIH country's stay
In theday and hour o' danger.''
—The rebel accounts of (Jen Butler's late
dash at Richmond, as given in the copi
ous extracts from their papers in our spe
cial dispatches, show how nearly success
ful the expedition was. The failure is at
tributed to the treachery of a deserter.—
Indeed, so nearly setV'is the plan to have
accomplished its purpose, the release
of the unfortunate Union prisoners from
that infamous prison-and lazar house of
rebel cruelty,* that, if its failure is to be
attributed to a Judas, his name should be
published, that it might become a syno
nym with miscreant in the language of our
time. But though it wasa failure, as acon
teinporary remarks the effort was credita
ble to Oen. Butler and the troops who un
dertook it.— Pittsburgh Gazette.
issue of Wm. A. Stokes'paporthe Greens
burg Republican , has the following edito
" We see by theKittanning Free Press,
the Sheriff of Armstrong county has
Biucd his proclamation for a special elec
to fill the vacancy caused by the res-
of Harry White. The Republi-
some doubt whether the Sheriff
his proclamation. As this
progresses there is every pros
pect in favor of the Re
This l^^B. first admission we have seen
from a source that the refusal
of the members of the Senate
to permit of that body in
accordance wit«aw and custom,was a 'huge
J'arce.' —PitU/tUjfy Gazette.
" PAPA, what does the editor whip
the Prices Current with?"
" Whip it? he don't whip it, my
" Then he lies, pa."
''Hush, Tom, that's a naughty word.
''Well by golly, this'ere paper says
"Prices Current carefully corrected,"
and I guess when I gets corrected I
gets whipped!"
S)eS' The large iron clad gunboat, Mi
lwaukee was launched at St. Louis on the
4th inst. Tho boat has two turrets, each
mounting two eleven-inch Dahlgren guns,
moved by steam, loaded in the hold of the
vesse' aud raised to be fired. Two other
gunboats, the Chickasaw and Kickapoo,
will be launched in a few days.
GEN. GKANT. —The Cincinnati Comer
cial speaks with much positiveness con
cerning General Grant's relation to the
Presidency. It says: 'We have authen
tic occasion for saying that, under no
circumstances, Vill he be a candidate for
the Presidency, or permit his name to come
before a National Convention for such pur
pose, if his positive declination of the nou
orwill prevent it. So far a.s his opinions
are woll known, he is iu favor of the re
nominatiou and re election of Mr. Lin
The War Problem.
After a lapse of some tiuic, some ouoi'
has been found competent to wet forth the'
problem of the rebel dilemma'. We find'
it in twenty propositions, which are based
upon the leading opinions of the Nortl/
and South, and brought into phalanx bv
an enterprising cotemporarv. Each prop
osition -establishes a quandary ; and tfco'
the rebellion may be a powerful fact, it if*
at least a logical impossibility :
1. If they increase their army they
cannot feed it.
2. Unless they increase their army they
arc whipped.
3. Unless the press speaks out their
liberties are gone.
4. If the press speaks out their GoVeih
ment will be gone.
.5. I'nless they draft the whole popula
tion they must surrender.
0. If they draft the whole population
they must starve.
7. Unless they can recover East Tenn
essee they can get no saltpetre.
8. If they undertake to recover East
Tennessee they will get more saltpetre
than they want.
!». Unless they free the negroes they
have nothing left to fight with.
10. If they free the negroes they have'
nothing left to fight for.
11. Ever since the rebellion begun ne
groes have been fulling.
12. Nevertheless, their greatest fear
now is, lest the negroes should rise.
1!!. Unless Jeff'. Davis repudiates his
present debts he can't borrow from any
14. If ho repudiates, nobody will lend
to him.
15. If he im) rjsses food he turns the
land into a desert.
1(i. Unless ho impresses food he turns
his men into deserters.
17. They can't succeed in the war un
til they have got the means of building
IS. They can't get the means of build
ing railroads.
l!>. If they fight they lose the day.
20. Unless they fight they lose every
liciting recruits should remember, and
they should inform their men of the fact
before they are sworn in, that recruits in
the lst and 2d heavy artillery receive on
ly SIOO Government bounty, and only 825
of it down, while all other branches of
the service receive SBOO beside the extra
nr local bounty. This distinction is made
because these artillery regiments are to be
kopt at borne for garrison duty. The ex
planation ought to be made by the recruit
ing officers before it is too late—to prevent
censure from the recruits.— ('in. Gazcttr.
ILUITFOHO, Feb. s.—Half of the fac
tory r>f Cult's American Arms Company
was destroyed by (ire this morning. In
tlie buildings destroyed, Colt's pistols and
revolving rifles were made; in the build
ing saved the manufacture of U.S. rifles
is carried on,(he company have a large
contract frmn the government for the man
ufacture of these weapons. This portion
ot the works will continue in operation,
giving employment to 800 men. The
stock of pistols and rifles completed, and
in course of manufacture, and which was
destroyed by this fire is valued at 81,000,
000. The machinery destroyed cost more
than 5500.000 and the whole loss is com
puted at $2,000,000, and the total insu
rance on the property is 800,000, of which
about 00 per cent was on the property
destroyed. The fire broke out in the dry
ing room, and spread with groat rapidity.
•The origin of the fire is a mystery. One
man was killed, and another is missing.
Stuj- The Richmond Win)/ is sure (lie
Yankees will experience several Bull Run
stampedes as soon as the spring campaign
opens, owing to the fact that the Union
veterans will be out of the army, and tho
rebels will have veterans to oppose onr
"greenhorns." This all looks very well
on paper ; but as our veterans are mostly
reenlisting, and as their time docs not ex
pire anyway till mid-sutnmer and fall, the
Whig s anticipations will hardly be real
ized. 'A set of resolutions were intro
duced into the rebel Congress, providing
for the appointment of commissioners to
negotiate for recognition, reconstruction,
etc., but they were not acted upon.
®eii"Tn the fifteen months comprised
betweeu September, 1802, and December,
1868, sick, and wounded rebel soldiers,
numbering 293,105 were received into
the rebel hospitals in the Department of
Virginia, according to tho Director's re
port. Of these 127,530, probably be
longing to other States than the Old Do
minion, were transferred to other hospitals
or other States, whilst the rest either died
in the Virginia hospitals or were discharg
ed, furloughcd or returned to duty. Such
an appalling list shows how terribly Vir
giftia has suffered in seekingfor her 'rights.'
Aa?" The National Intelligencer not long
ago said to Rev. Mr. Beecher, "You pro
fess to be very sorry for tho slave. llow
much have you been sorry ? that is, how
many slaves are free to-day because their
emancipation has cost you money ?" To
which 11. YV. 15. replies thus: "We will
answer cheerfully: the number, as nearly
as we can estimate it, is three million
three hundred aiid fifteen thousand, which
we hope shortly to increase to four mil
lions. To this multitude we might hon
estly add a few more, though, for good
reason, we forbear to state how many,'with
whom, in past times, we have shaken hands
on their way to Canada."
ttar- Capt. J. M. Streetman, 55th Geor
gia Regiment, is out iu a card, urging his
fellow-soldiers to desert. His reason for
this is, that " the rebellion must finally
fail; better that it be soon and before the
last poor fellow in the ranks is a sacrifice
to gratify the obstinacy and pride of the
rebel leaders, who intend in the last ex
tremity to save themselves by flying to a
foreign country, which you cannot do, for
the want of the means of living there." "
SOME of the Union men of East Tenn
essee who have been imprisoned by the
rebels have commenced suits for dainagea
against the villainous leaders in the rebel
ranks, I'arson Urownlow's suit is first on
the. docket, and he lays his damages at