The Greene County Republican. (Waynesburg, Pa.) 185?-1867, June 26, 1867, Image 1

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NO. 3.
D. Bosun, Rrcs't. .T. C Fi.knnikkn, Cashier.
May lOtiG.-iy. .
DEALER IN Books Stationery, Wall Paper,
Window Paper. &o. Sunday School
Hooks of all Ulmls constantly on hand, room
In Mrs Hush's buihiinir. formerly occupied
by Cotterell to Taylor, Waynesimrg, ra.
May u. 'u.-iy
Carriage Manufaelurer
ESPECTFUEUY tfves nntlco Hint lie ims
Y Willed in
nWaynesuorg, im ""-
tends to manufacture
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. n.,v. 1, a pynprience in
In style, finish and durability, will tire
sanction. IltaWminBKC2SS
Uie best material In market, ana employ none
but competent workmen. , . nnp .-
erAll new work warranted for one year..
Wnvnesbunr. Fell. 21. IBCO t J
ml select assortment of watches and
Jewel Kepai.'lnS (lone at the lowest rates.
npi, 'y
"shehmah" HOUSE,"
TH053. BrcicUoT'
IJOSITIVELY the most complete Hotel in
our town, Everything combined to fur
nish the liest accommodation ever yet offered
to the public,
Meals furnished at nil hours, table provid
ed with the best of Iho season.
Travellers and llinsc desirous of refreshment
will do well to call, "Tom" sllll retains his old
reputation of an accommodating KenUenian,
am', hospitable landlord. House, the one for
merly occupied bvtho "Messenger" Oillce.
May !,'(i(J.-ly.
(In Wilson's Bimi.dino, Main St.)
Saddles, Riltlles, Harness kept on hand and
made to order. Work done In tho bust style,
and at reasonable rates.
3-Hupairlnn a speciality on short notice
Farmer friends go look at his stock.
(Jewells old stand, upper end of town )
milE publle are roRpcctfiilly Informed that
J. 8ummersi;ill & Bro. have just received a
Lirgo btock of nil kinds of
Such as Gravo Stones, Monuments. Mantle
Work, &c. We are prepared to furnish work
at reasonable terms on short notice. Call
and examine our slock, styles, uuJ prl 'cs be
fore purchasing elsewhere. 5;S-lf
John IIuoiiks. Thomas Lucas.
Forwarding and Commission Merchants.
AND dealers In Groceries, Ilardwaro,
Leather, Shoo Findings, Iron, Nails Salt,
Fish, &c. Also, agents for Aubrey, Cromlow
& Coon's Window Sash. Asupply kept con
stantly on hands. Rice's Lauding, Pa., above
tllO JtttN. Gifi-tf.
IV'o. 77, Exchange Place,
.Tas. 1J. Lazkaii,
Vn, L. Lazkau.
LK'nEH'J testamentary on the estate ol
Alford Oregg, of Cumberland town
ship, Greene county, Pa., dee d , having been
granted to the undersigned, notice Is hereby
given to nil persons indebted to said CBt'tto to
make Immediate payment, and tlioso having
claims against tho sumo to present them lin
: modlately, properly authenticated for settle
Cjl5-0W. Cumberland tp., Executor.
H3, 3VE. savers,
lniuMllliiii In other bimlnrM will ntti'nit to Toll rae
In Itiiiikriiiti-v Unit limy be I'litrnnted to hi ouru. Olllw,
0iuiiIIii Drills Store of U. W. lloberU i Co.
quors and every thing pertaining to a Hist
class Drug Storo. Proscriptions carolully com
pounded. "Crcigh's Old Htund," Waynes
urg, Pa. May 80, 'fin.-ly,
Dealer In Rooks and Stationery, Magazines,
Dally Papers Funcy Articles, &c., Way
jisburg, I'a pl,'C0-1y
FFICE In Jewell's building, West end of
iiiain uvreoi, waynoBUurg, a,i,-tr
ton INVALID eoi.niLiis.
Tnror)orntcil by Act of Assembly of the Common wtulth
oi I'cutiBVivtiulti, Murcli otim7.
Tho Hoard of Supervisor uppoiutoil hy tho nhnve Cor
poration to enrry out thw object it of tint act of liinirnru
tIoi,,rMK'ctiHlly ntinnimce to tlif puMic that tlm I'kihIii
turn of Kim) ivutilii Iihh HiillinriKctl tin rainliiK of I'umU
fur tho vrtt'tinti, .'ftnltlUhineiit, uinl iiiaiiilonutict'tt of au
Asylum for Invalid Sultlic-i of tlio Into wur, to be built oil
the Hal tic Kh-M of tldtlynlmiK, uml .mud huloucmi'iit to
TMtCrioiii: tltiKi'HH to coHliiliiHt) to this nciinvolcnt oljcct,
liiivw im no witrpil tint (,'ornonitlon to tllnlributo Hiiiuiiii"t
tin tttilixrri fjiTH Hiirh artfclcM of viilitu ami inturcNt, from
wile jut ion vj tli the Into wur, or tiny inimyH(ftri!ctit, projt
iTty.orcotiito, rial or purional, whatovcr, in tliUHtatoor
iMMuwiurt, nt sui'ii tiiim or upon nti:h tcriiiH, ami in flucn
way Htnl manru r wh.iUo'Vi; to th-mlmll sei'in tit. any
luwuof the Commouweulth to thu contrary uutwitlutuntl-
Tim cntM-prlup ti cordially rccoincndcd hy tho following
iiiuiit'o aim wen Known K'!niii-iw-n :
Major General GEO. G. MEADE,
Ex-Governor A. G. CURTIN.
Jl.iji'ruenural li. m. liltiaiOKY,
Major General JO'IN R. HH( )OKH,
Major General CIIAHLES H. T. COLLIS,
Major Geno nl II'Y J MADILL,
M J r General J S L. SELFJUDGK
Bn.MidiiT General JAMES A HEAVER,
I'ritradier General JOSEPH F. KN'lPE,
lirgadier General WM. J BOLTON,
Hrinadior General S M'L M. ZULICK,
BHu'adier General JOHN K MURPHY,
HrigadierOun'TnlJOllN F. BAI.LIElt,
Hriitailler General T. F MoCOY,
Brigadier G.'iieral 1 E WINSLOW,
Brigadier G-neral liEN'UY PLEAS A. NTS,
Brigadier General J P. S GOHIV.
Hrigmlier Giuioial J M. OAMPBELI
Brigadier Genera'TIIOS. M WALKER,
Brigadier General VM. COOPKK FARLEY,
iingnuier uenerai a. m. unwu,
Colonel F. S. S'l UMIiAUOH,
TIiomIIc lor tin. iTirttituti'in (thirty ncroa) linn ulrpiuly
bi't'ii iul'rliii4t-il, iiimI it in liojuril that tliu guuil work Duty
tfill,hfrh')tl(,HH will lin mei'lvi'il at tlio nflli'O of thn AkmO'
rhitfoii, Nn. ll-Jll CliiiHtimt Hinift. lMilladt'liihia, on anil al'trr
jumiiiiy, tun utn Hayut M iy, m7.
Fur 1'ilt'li fliilHi'riitlin nl' llvn ilollavn n rorlinratn will In)
Ihmiii-i), whleli Mill ciitltlii thi'hnhlur tu HUiiuirtii'lu of vnlim
iih may ho awanU-il to ItH ntimla-r.
Thi tli'HtillHtrihittiou of awiinlH will lin niailo Initnill-
flti'ly inioll tln rori-inl of KiilisriiiitioiiH atf'uarh.
Tho ilUti'iliutlon will lo public, unit nnuYr tho ilim't
BniiiTvinion of tint ('oriorutorri.
htTsoiis al it illMtanoo iirn ri'qni'Htoil to remit tlii'lr full-
HiTiprioiiN (whou iiriiftii-abio) tiy font nllliru inoiiuy orui-r,
or ('(ilsti'i'i-il h'tti-r, tu hami'i) jii'oni)it ili'llvi'ry.
inri'ot an icucm to .i. it. i n 1 1-1 a ,
llux MUl.l'.O., l'llihulellilihl.
Thn follnwhur Ifl ll si'lii'ilulo of I ho iiwiihIn to liolliailo nil-
1 ' 1- tlin Hint illMtrlliiitlon. Thn Iti'in.i of niaiiioniln uml
Ihfi'iu iniiH rttuni-.H wi-ri1 inuvliimi'il tl'oin citii'iw of tin
South ihtl'inif tliowai'.anil their ueniiiiieiieHu 1h ivrtitiei to
hy I i si'rt. llehl.- A4' r the tnoMt extensive ilnimonil lin-
liortern in Die unmilrv, iiinl by J. Uennann, ilianioml nut
ter, New lol'k.
liicorponiU'il by Art of ANni'inbly of the Conimonwoulth
ol I'eniisvlvaiiia, linr!i n, lKii7.
Otllcu 11110 CllliaT.NUT Street, 1'llilailellillla.
Eighty Thousand Subscribers nt Fivo Dollars
1 Piamnnd Necklace, 48
Brilliants, valued nt... $30,000
1 l-Mamoni i i. luster Brooch
uml Ear Rings
Award 10-40 Govern
3 1
ment Bonds
4 1 Diamond Cross, set iu
fi 1 Diamond cluster lirooch
ti 1 Award 10-40 Govern
ment Bonds
7 1 Diamond Single Stone
8 1 Diamond Cluster Brace
a- i
Diamond riinglo Stouo
Scarf Pin 4,000
1 Diamond cluster brooch 4,000
1 Diamond Cluster brace
let 4,000
1 Pair Single Stono Dia
mond Ear Rings 3.500
1 Diamond cluster brooch 3,000
1 Award 10-40 Govern
ment Bonds 3.000
lfi- 1
16- 1
Diamond Single Stone
Pin T.
Diamond Single Stone
Diamond cluster brooch
Diamond Single Stono
10- 1
Diamond and Emerald
Brooch 2,500
Diamond Single Stouo
Ring 2,000
Diamond Cluster Kinir... 1.G00
Long India Camel's Hair
Shawl i.noo
Choice Emerald Stud... l,riU0
eingio siono umniouil
25 to 34 10 Awards of 10-40 Gov
ernment Bonds, each
85 1 Threo-Htono Diamond
nnd Ruby, Lull-hoop
so- 1
87- I
Diamond Single-stone
Ear Knobs
Pair Diamond Cluster
38 1 Diamond Sincle-stoue
Ring, Blur setting fi00
8'J 1 Diamoud Single-stone
40 1 Diamond Cluster Brace
let 41 UiflO 10 Awards of 10-40 Gov
ernment Bonds, each
Lady's Diam'd ct watch
Diamond Single Stone
Diamond and Opal Clus
ter King
Diamoud Hiimle Stone
s;i l
54 1
1 Pair Emerald Scarf Pins
1 Dinmnud Single Stono
Si ml
I Diamond Cluster Pin...
1 Camenand Pearl Brooch
nnd Ear Rings 100
COto 158-100 Awards 10-40 Govern
ment Bonds, each
150 to '(58-100 Awards, Government
Legal Tenders, well...
8,000 AwartU, Government legal
lenuers, each 5
Tlio illHtrllintloti of tlniiiliovo rewnrili will bo mailt) In
1'iilillc n noun im tlio milircrlptlon In lull, of whlrli duo no
tliv will he Klvi'ii tluimiili thu imperii. On uml niter May
Dili the llliiinuliiul will bti on exhibition at tlio ulllcu of tho
Tho public cull rntinilently My on everything lining con
(lili'tcil III ihu mint lninoriihli nml fair liiiiuner. All the
iiwiiiiIh will be luiliileil to certlfleitto llutileni, Immediately
nttor tliciliHtrllmtlou. froeof all rout, ut llm ollli.o uf tho
Colllllllliy, No. 112U UllKHTNUT Street, lMlllltilollihlu.
Wehereliy certify Unit wclinvo exnmlnoil tho Dlamoiul
OiukIb, I'earln, KuieraliU. ItubleR, nnil ntlior I'roclouii
Bl"iie, iu ilimorlboil In the nliovt lilt, and tlml thiini all
1IENLE DUO'S,, Diamond Imnortrrn,
liit.M urjrs Ltxi, tiew York.
J. IIEMMANN, Diamond Setter,
' , M Bkoujik Street, Now York.
IliMikiicnu livluiil contaliilnft twenty cortlficalt',
Allorileri for Cerlllleutet inint he mldreininl to
J. 1). IIOKKMAN, Secretary,
M'Hiii. Box 1-tNl, 1'iwt UfUcv, riitlnilclphia.
From tho Cumberland Presbytoiian
GRESS. There is an apparent relation between
the several departments of God's gov
ernment, and a beautiful analogy in the
application ot tho laws of each. There
is, however a radical difference between
thorn, whioh is clearly exemplified by
ooniparing tho physical department
with the moral ; for tho laws of the
former are inexorable while thosoofthe
latter are free, yet, a knowledge of tho
ono assists-us to understand the other.
A knowledge; of Physics is a very valu
able auxiliary in studying ethics. The
laws of the spiritual world are, in a
great deyree, reyealod in tho material
world. Christ teaches us this by em
ploying natural things to illustrate his
doctrines. N ilure is a iireat teacher.
The earth itself U a great oook on whoso
rocky leaves, by God's own hand, is
recorded iu own history ; Hint is, some
thing about its ago and the character of
its iiihni giants bi'tiiro man came here to
live But this, bonk can only be read
by the earnest student of ecienco
There are. however, other lessons to
bo learned troin this teacher that are not
so dillicult i that aro, indued, so very
easy, so palpable, that the must casual
observer, the most reckless thinker, can
not but gain some knowledge from this
source, though ho do it unwittingly.
Tho sun shines upon tho earth, warms
vegetation into life, and there is physical
development. Tlio Sun of righteous-
ness shines upon the human soul, ani
mates its latent virtues, and thero is
moral development.
It is a geological revelation that the
noble metals, gold, silver, platinum, and
all physical jowels, the diamond, garnet,
emerald Sso, did not origiually exist
upon the surface of the earth, but anter
ior to man's creation woro thrown up
from its depths by an igneou9 or volcan
io aolion. This is a physical phen
omenon. It is a psychological fact that
all moral jewels, brilliant ideas, maxims,
sentences worthy of preservation aud
immortality, do not originally" exist
npon tho surface of tho mind, but are
thrown up from its depths, from the
human understanding, by the agency of
thought. This is au intellectual phen
omenon. Capillarity gives aliment to the plant.
This is thd souroo of physical growth.
Heflection givos vitality to tho idea.
This is tho source of intellectual growth.
Tho wind, the agency ol excitement
among the aerial elements, diives along
our streets, whirls around our dwellings,
dispelling niiasmatio vapor, driving
away tho seeds of pestilence, making the
air healthful and bracing. This is ati
rnospherio enthusiasm. Sensation, the
agency of excitement among the mental
elemouts, permeates ever avenue of tho
person ; excites every passion; arouses
every dormant power of tho mind j calls
into requisition tho esthetic elements of
the sou! j dispels melancholy; drives
away stupidity nnd imparts vigor and
animation to the whole being. This is
psychological enthusiasm.
The dashing rain falls rapidly upon
the frozen grouud, the violent shower
beats voheineutly npon tho parched
earth, ' making excavations hero nnd
there, tearing down fences, washing
away property, turning over houses, and
passes away, leaving the ground harder
than before. This is violence in the
physical world. But the quiet rain
falls all day and falls all night, and con
tinues to fall till tho chains of winter
aro broken or till tho crusts of summer
are melted, and then passes nway leav.
ing all nature rejoicing. This is calm,
ness in the physical world. Thoentl u'
siastio reformer approaches the man of
dissipation and impetuously upbraids
him calls him a fool for pursuing a
course that must inevitrbly end in pain
ful unhappiuess. Rut he only excites
tho parsion of die unfortunate man and
instead of reforming him confirms him
in his ruinous course. This is violence
in tho moral and intellectual world
The dispassionate minister remonstrates
with the inebriate quiotly, reasonably,
yet earnestly. lie excite his reliction.
Tho dissipated man sees the lamentablo
position be oocupioa, luraeuts his reck
lessness, is convinced that his course is
foolish and dangerous and resolves to
reform. This is calmness in the moral
and intellectual world.
Tho seed of a plant lies inolosed in a
dried or frozou crust ot earth. Loner
neglected by the rain it refuses to grow.
The tompestuous shower sends down its
impetuous drops, j but shielded by the
hard earth it still lingers disconsolately
in the ground. At length a more quiet
and enduring ram comes falling softly
nnd constantly upon the hardened crust.
It mellows it. The seed is reached. It
awakens into lite and gladly goes forth
to meot the sun. Ignorance rests npon
our world like a dark pall. It incloses
humanity ith prrjudico as a manufac
turer ot busts incrusts his subject with
gypsum. Within is entombed a human
soul. Hero is tho great problem to b"
solved by the philanthropist. How can
this crust be broken that the mnn may
be exhumed and mado frcot Persons
thus environed by prejudice reason af
ter this sort: My father worshipped at
Jerusalem, therefore, so must I; my
father was a Presbyterian, therefore I
am: my father believed in immersion,
therefore, I d , our fathers framed the
constitution o the United Stales, it must
in mi case lie changed my father said it
is not the mind, but the color ot the
skin thai make.- ihe.innn, therefore I inn
opposed to negro suffrage; my fuller
cut his grass with a so the and thresh
ed his wheat w th a flail, therefore. I doi
my father was a duniocrut. or a wine
therefore ho am I. Let a rabid fanatic
a proaoh a person of this character with
his new theories and iu his violent way
charge him with beinsr in error ami iu
rist on his changing his course ot doing.
He at onco incurs his displeasure , for
our honest yeoman thinks the good
name of his fuhcr is being villified.
'What do I want with this machine V
lie indignantly inquires, 'my father
never had one.'
'Me vote this ticket t I'll do uo such
thing. Do you think I'll vote a ticket
my fathor nevor did t Away with your
radicalism turning the world up side
down. I'm no turn-coat, I'll have you
understand.' The tffjrt ot our fanatical
reformer has proved entirely futile.
This poor bou! is still in prison. So
he will ever remain unless a mild, con
sistent man approaches him and reasons
with him quietly, earnestly, and convinc
ingly, littlo by little removing his hab
its, gradually breaking in pieces tho
crust ot prejudico that surrounds him,
till his captive spirit is released and joy
fully goes out to meet the light, like tho
growing seed-germ when released from
its cloddy bed by the quiet rain. Poor,
old, unfortunate John Brown, partially
deranged and frantically mad because of
tho injuries ho had received from the
fiendish slave power, rushes fanatically
on the author of his grief to destroy it,
and gives his life for his rashness. A
distinguished radical senator from New
England reoords two votes with the op
position because his own parly did not
quite come up to his standard of right,
and thus prevented the admission into
the Senate of advocates of his own prin
ciples. A brilliant Massachusetts looturcr
denounced the great emancipator in tho
severest terms because ho countermand
ed tho orders of Fremont and Hunter
man minting the slaves in their depart
ments, What then shall we say T That wo
have no need of storms ? That violent
agitators and fanatical reformers are a
curse 1 By no means. But let them
operate in their appropriate spheie.
When the wind blows quietly in uniform
directions there is no rain. Thero must
bo some excite -jeiit to produce this phe
nomonon. There must bo a rushing to.
gether of air-torrents to t'renk up this
monotony in the ntmospliero. This
causes violent ram accompanied with
thun ler nnd lightening, and wo have a
st. no which purifies tho nir and loaves
it. in proper condition to send us those
quiet showers which our fanners so glad
ly welcome, It is but a little since we
witnessed a civil storm. And oh, what
a storm it was I It was terrible. It
mnde great excavations in tho plain ol
humanity and hurried beneath its detri
tus thrown ifp by its blood-torrents ma
ny ot our bravest and best citizens. But
it dispelled from the political atmosphere
that fearful malaria that so fatally dis
eased the nation, and prepared our peo
ple for moral conquests which is but the
quiet, and yet earnest advancement of
truth. Uur fanatics, our radical radioals
arc much needed in carrying on this
great conquest. Not that we expect
them to accomplish anything by being
brought in contact with the prejudiced
class, but we want tliora 4o make the in
telligent think we want thorn in the
front to remove obstructions and cut
away underbrush ; we waut them to con
stitute the pioneer oorps ot, the great ar
my ot human progress. I know they
pronounce bitter invectives and, some'
times, made bold declarations. In Enir
land tho same class has boon throatsned
to usurp tho control of tho government
if Parliament does notratify the suffrage
reform bill. So they talk. But what o
itt They are but performing their work,
Their mission is a sublime ono to be
the leador in tho establishment ot the
great principles of right. Next folio
the more philanthropists teaching the
ignorant and prejudiood. All the time
tho numbers of both are increasing.
Meanwhile the conservatives are far in
the rear constantly pulling back, pro
testing vociferously and threateningly
against leaving the principles of their
tithers to follow in tho footsteps of the
miserable radicals. But tor all that I hey
come. The army ot human progress
g cs right on. Thus are marching the
great principles ot justiou and right, the
radical radicals in tho front and the con
srmt we conservatives in tho rear, nnd
right manfully they maintain their ro
Bpectivo positions. God grant thnt the
inarch of these principles may be a tri
umphant ono and that their advocates
may u.iimatidy receive a rest as peace
ful a, their labors are utormy I
VV. T. P,
From tho Washington Reporter.
Miissns. EniToits: W lieu Mr. Mont
gomery concluded to assail tho recently
published confession ot Robert Pogler,
if he had chosen to treat it as Fogler's
own production, written by himself,
witnoui dictation or inuunnoo irom any
quarter, and then sought to convince the
public that it wa unworthy ot belief,
futile as I might have considered tho
task, I should certainly never have felt
called on to reply. This, however, he
has not done, but on the other hind, at
the very outset, makes the broad and
sweeping allegation that tho confession,
instead of being the work of tho 'wretch
ed man who purports to be its author,'
was gotten up for him by others. This
bold accusation, it will bo observed, is
made in general tortus. Mr. Montgom
ery no doubt purposely omitted to name
any ono as having been oonccrnod in
concocting tho statement, first, with a
view of affording no one a pretext for
answering him, and secondly, Hint in
case any one did answer, ho might he
enabled to accuse such person with hav
ing 'kicked' without being 'spurred.'
But as I havo stated heretofore, the na
ture aud circumstances ot the case are
such that I cannot afford to let this reck
less chargo pass without demonstrating
its utter falsity and branding it as it de
serves. A simple statcmeut of facts will
show that this much is imperatively de
manded at my hands.
It is fresh in tho recollection of all that
Fogler was triod and convicted at Fob-
ruary term lust, aud that sentence of
death was pronounced on him on the
28th day, of February. Notwithstand
ing his conviction and sentence, ho still
continued for a time to cherish tho hopo
that ho would in Boino way be enabled to
escape tho dread penalty ot the law,
That hopo was seriously shakon on bis
learning that tho Supreme Court had re
fused a writ of error in his case, and I
am satisfied was finally extinguished by
the reading of tho death warrant to him
which took p'.aco on Saturday, tho Gth
of April. Now if this confession was
onnooctcd lor him, as Mr. Montgomery
nllcgos, it must havo bocn done by some
person or persons allowed to hold com
munication with him between this lust
mentioned date aud the day the con ton.
siou was signed, which was on tho 15th
ol April. Tho only persona visiting him
during that time, in addition to myself
and Mr. Kennmly, thu juior, were Ksv.
lr Browiisoii, It v, V 15 Watkins,
Hev. Joseph 1. !; . n W in. Ilornish,
Esq., nnd Dr. 11 .M. Ol.uu, the physician
to the jail, with perhaps a casual cull
Irom two or threo olhets, but oi that 1
am not certain. I can truly affirm, how
ever, that there was no visit mado to
him by any ono during that time without
my being fully acquainted with tho ob
ject. Dr. Clnrk's cnlla were exclusively
in the lino of his professional duty, and
thi others woro mnde solely with a view
of promoting the prisoner's spiritual
wellure, and thus preparing him to meet
his rapidly approaching end.
As I stated last week, Mr. Montgom
ery himself acquits the tubsoiibing wit
nesses of all connection with the confes
sion, except the more matter ol appends
ing their, names to It. This of oourse
exonerates Mossrs. Watkins, Horr and
Clark from the charge, whioh is thereby
narrowed down to Dr. Brownson, Esq.,
Hornish, Jailor Kennedy and myself,
who wero tho only other porsons ncous
tomcd to visit Fogler during tho lime
tho confession is alleged to have been
conoocted for him. Having had him in
custody, m I said before, and boincr per
fectly familiar with tho object of every
visit that was mado to him, I can assert
most unhesitatingly that not a single one
of them had aught to do with tho prep
aration ot his confession, and hence that
the charge ot Mr Montgomery that it
was the work of other hauds than Fog.
ler's, is utterly, absolutely, and may 1
not say niacliciously falso. In this assf r.
lion I wiilhefullji Rusta ned hy Me-sr.
Brownsrn, Ilornish and Kennedy, whose
reputation for voracity it would be
downright insult lo compare with that
of tho depraved and abandoned cliaVao-
ters by whose testimony Mr. Montgom
ery seeks lo bolster up his reckless and
foolhardy attack. Tho first suspicion I
had that Fogler was engaged in prepar
ing his statement, was Ins repeated re
quests for paper to bj luniished him
Theso requests were iniido so frequently,
and the qunntity ot paper consumed was
such as led me to ask on one occasion
what it was (or, when I was informed
hy Mr. Kennedy, that Fogler said he
was engaged in writiiLg his confession.
That I had aught to do with getting it
up, or dictated any portion of it whatev
er I most emphatically deny, and I have
tho authority of the other worthy gen
tlemen who visited him, for saying that
they aro equally clear of all connection
with its preparation,
Having thus repelled this wnnton
charge, which though not direotcd at me
by name, was nevertheless from the very
uaturo of tho case, such aa I could not
suffer to pass unheeded, justice alike to
tho living and tho dead doniands that I
should expose the silly attempt of Mr.
Montgomery to east discridit upon the
oontession of a man, convicted felon
though he was, who had no motive in the
world but to stato what was true, and
with whoso dying words was mingled a
re-aflirmation of its entire truthfiilneis
iu every particular, I can mako all al
lowance tor tho anxiety of a father to
shield his son iu tho hour of peril, but
even parental affection itself will not be
justified in an outrage upon truth, justice
and common sense to accomplish its pur
pose in this behalf! Robert Fogler com
mitted a great crime which ho expiated
upon the scaffold ; but prior to his de
parture from earth, he wrote out and
has placed upon record a detailed nar
rative of all the facts and ciroumstances
attending its porpolratton which I ven
ture to say no candid and unprejudiced
mind can hestato to accept as truthful
in every respect. Ihe tone and tomper
in which the confession was written, the
inherent evidence ot trulhlulnoss ap
parent upon its face, as well us numer
ous corroborating toots nnd ciroumstanc
es, all servo to commend it as worthy of
entire credence i and notwithstanding
Mr. Montgomery's skill aud experience
in making thi worse appear the better
cause, it will acquire more learning and
ability than either ho oi' any other living
man possesses, to shake tho wide spread
aud deep seated conviction that every
word of this plain and simple statement
is truo. The R vmw & Examiner may
come to his aid, nnd assert it it chooses,
that tlio confession has been made too
comprehensive to obtain goi.eral cre
dence," and "bears greater evidenco ot
malignity than sincerity ;" it may assert,
too, that the evideuoe adducod by Mr.
Montgomery to ovciturn it is "over
whelming,'' but it will nil be in vain 1
tlio straight forward narrative of Kobcrt
Fogler will stand against it all.
Mr. Montgomery resorts to his old and
favorite cry of 'persecution, and would
fain havo tho public believe that the ob
ject is to hunt him dowu. In utter dis
regard of plain facts hn asserts that tho
confession was concocted by his enemies,
and sanctioned by Fogler, the whole
design being to ruin him and disgraoo
his family. Now so lar Irom this being
true, I am satisfied tho public will bear
mo out in the assertion that a more
general feeling of sympathy was never
exhibitod for any mini than was shown
tor him when the taot was mado known
that a member of his latnily was charg
ed with having been concerned in the
murder ot Mr. Dinsmore. The bitter
resontmenti that bad lasted for years
were forgotten, and the men who Lad
long been estranged from him by the
acrimonious feelings engendered in for
mer controversies did not hesitate
to condole with him in his distress.
Not a single harsh or unkind word
was spoken concerning him even
by those who had long been considered
his most implacable enemies. When
his son was arrested and lodged in jail,
instead of putting irons on him as I
might havo done, in dotorence to Mr.
Montgomery's feelings and wishes I re
laxed the rules, and allowed the family
to have free access to hira as far as I
poosibly could consistent with my official
duties and the safe-keeping of the pris
oner. All this kindness he now requites
by asserting that the confession of Fog
ler is nothing but a tissue of falsehoods
to which a dying man's assent has been
fraudulently procured with the solo de
sign of destroying himself and his fami-
Of one thing Mr, Montgomery may
rest ussured, and that is that a great
majority of tlioso who aro conversant
with the history of the caso from begin
ning to end, concur in the opinion that
ho would have shown himself a wiser
man had hn neycr attempted tho task of
assailing Fogler's confession, damaging
as its statements may have been to his
sons. It the reputation of his family ia
dependent upon the success of his effort
iu that lino, they are in a sad situation
indeed. Ho may labor till doomsday,
and pile affidavits mouutain high, but
still tho conviction that the statement
which Robert Fogler, illiterate as ho
may havo been, reaffirmed with his dy
ing breath, is true, will remain unsha
But how does he soek to show that
the confession is unworthy ol boliof t
Tho arguments he attempts to deduce
from Fogler's use ot legal terms is
hardly worth noticing. When it was
suggested by James Montgomery that
the contemplated robbery could be best
accomplished by sotting fire to the out
buildings ol Mr. Dinsmore, Fogler ob
jected to that plan on tho ground that
two indictments could be preferred
against them -one for burglary and one
for arson nnd this is adduoed as evw
donco that the confession was written by
somebody clso. as it ovinces too intimate
an acquaintance with legal terms to ba
tho work of so unlearned a man. Won
derful ! As it ninety-nine men out of
every hundred did't know that breaking
into a house at night was burglary, and
setting fire to buildings was arson! But
again, he told 'Babe' lie supposed the
law would make their offonce 'burglary
with intent to murder.' I am no lawyer,
but legal gentlemen inform me that this
is a term that would hardly be made use
of by one who bad any knowledge of
tho profession, and hence proves just the
opposito ot what Mr. Montgomery in
tends. As regards the 'prolongation' of
Main street, Fogler heard that very ex
pression used during his trial, and'henco
it is not strange that he employed it m
describing the Hickory road running
from the t pper end ol town.
Tho diflorepenoies between the confes
sion and the statement made by Fogler
before the Coroner's jury, and on whioh
Mr. Montgomery lays so much streisr
aro all satisfactorily explained by Fogler
himself, who says that at the request of
James Montgomery he had promised
not to implicate him il arrested. This
effectually disposes ot the fine spun
ni'fiumeut mado on that point, and hence
I need not wnslo time in replying to it
Tho next assault is upon that part of
ot tho confession which speaks of the
breaking oi the window at Miller's, and
horo tho uflldavit of Henry Miller and
wife, (the latter of whom is a sister of
Mrs. Montgomery) is produced to show
that no glass was broken in the window.
Tho affidavit itself states that no such
occurrence ever took place. Now I
have it from the best authority that Mr.
M'Keo, the owner of the house ocoupied
by Miller, called tho attention of tho lat
ter to one ol tho windows which had
evidently been broken by something
being thrown against it, as the indenta
tion of the sash was still to be seen,
whereupon Miller informed him that it
was broken by some person unknown tn
the family. Mr. M'Kee also epoke to
him on tho subject on two other sepaiate
occasions, and each time Miller told him
a different story in regard to the break
ing. In view of these contradictory
statements there u manifestly no reliance
wnaiever to oe placed in tho affidavit of
himself and wife, whioh has been io
triumphantly paraded.
next we have Mrs. Crencraft who u -
relied upon to show the falsity of Fog