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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, -TENN., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1862.
- YtiL. XV---NO. 733
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The Last Chance.
The undersigned are authorised by Maj. Gen.
John P. McCown to raise a Regiment of Infantry
for the Confederate service, for three years or
during the war. This will be the last ehanoe to
avoid consoription, and enter tbe service volunta
rily. Enrolling officers have alroady been ap
pointed, and those in authority have determined
to bring tbe entire available force of the Govorn
mont into the field as soon as possible. The
sooner we all shoulder our muskets and enter the
contest the sooner we will be permitted to return
to our homes in peace. The officers of the Regi
mont will all be elected by the men, and each
volunteer will reoelve a bounty of Fifty Dollars
when mustered In and organised. We aro assay
ed that the Regiment will receive good arms and
Persons engaged in raising Companies, and do
siring to join this Regiment, will address either
of the undersigned, as Indicated below.
WILLIE LOWRY, Charleston, Tenn.
A. CALDWELL, Athens, Tenn.
NATT. ATKINSON, Charleston, Tenn.
Sept. 19, 1862 5t
To the People of MoMinn, Monroe,
Rhea and Meigs :
J. II. Hals, of Athens, has been appointed
Government Agent to purchase Jeans, Llnseys
nnd Socks, tor the use of the army, and the peo
ple of the above named countios are hereby noti
ced not to sell to other pdrties than an authorised
agont. Tho soldiers must bo furnishod with com
fortable Clothing, and the people are urged to
manufacture as fast as possible.
By order of Maj. Jaxrs Glover, Q. M.
D. J. DI&MUKE8, Agent
Mr. Hale, will visit Monroe, Meigs, and Rhea
counties in a few days, and will make arrago
ments as to places at which Goods can be deliver
ed ami paid for of which due notice will be giv-
General Orders No. 9.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1862.
T. Major John L. Hopkins is appointed special
aid to the Governor, and is instructed to see that
tbo enrolling officers of the Reserved Military
Corps In tho Eastern Division of tho State pro
Mnl to enroll all tbosa subtest to the Drovlsions
of an act of Congress approved April If, 1863,
entitled "An act to further provide lor the public
defence." Tbe enrollment of conscripts under
said act of Congress will be made in conformity
to the General Orders- of the War Department,
tinder the superintendence of Col. E. D. Blake,
C. S. A., who has boon detailed for that service in
II. Tbe Judges or Chairmen of County Courts
in tbe Easturn Division of the State will immedi
ately appoint competent persons in each Civil
District, Ward and Town of their respective coun
ties, to take and make an enrollment of all who
aro subject to the provisions nf.said act of Con
grciis, the roport of whom will be immediately
made upntn completion to Col. E. D. Blake, at
III. Said enrolling officers will also enroll all
nersons who are over thirty-five and under forty-
five years of age, and all those who are over
fortv-five and under fifty-five Sears of age, and
forward a report of them, with a duplicate list of
the consoripts, to tne Adjutant uenerai oi me
State. By command or
ISHAM G. HARRIS, Gov'r, Ao.
W. C. Wbittiiorue, Adj't Gen'L
In compliance with Order No. 9, T. have pro
ceeded to app6int the following named persons
enrolling officers for the county ot rolK, vu :
1st District, John O. Mayfield.
2d " M. H. H'ancock.
3d " J. B. Coxoy.
4th " B. F. Greenlee. .
Mb " A. McKissock.
ftth " Isaao Smith.
7th " J. B. Kimaey.
8th E. M. Killpatrick, Jr.
9th " B. F. Cloud.
10th " Ira Gasaoay.
Chairman of the County Court.
Sept 16, 1862.
I am authorised to recruit and raise a Company
of Infantry for the Confederate service, for three
years or during the war. All persons between
the ages of eighteen and forty five now have the
opportunity of volunteering and be mustered Into
to servlco, and receive the usual bounty.
I. G. BARKSDALE.
Sept 19, 1862
I wilt address the people of McMInn county,
at tbe following times and places. All persons
over 18 and under 45 years of age are invited to
ML Harmony, Monday, Sept 22
John Jack's, . Tuesday, " 23
Allou Haley's, Wednesday, 21
Rioevillc, Thursday, " 25
Voting around 8th DLL, Friday, " 29
Thomas Frigmore'a, Saturday, 27
Athens, Monday, " 29
I. G. BARKSDALK.
Athens, Sept 17, 1862.
Powell's River, Tennessee,
Sept. 13, 1862.
Editor roil i Sir We, the undersigned, desire
vou to give notice through your oolumns that we
will receive some twenty-five or thirty reeruits
into our Company, each recruit furnishing him
self with a good horse and reporting at these
R. 8. Vah Dyke, Captain.
J. A. Turlt, 1st Lieut
A. J. Thompson, 2d Lieut
W. T. Miller, 3d Lieut .
Gen. Sterenson'a Escort Company.
I am authorised to raise and muster into the
Confederate lerviee recruit! for Ool. Jas. W. Gil
lespie's (43d) Regiment Tennessee Volunteers
Tbe Coasoript Law is now in force, and oounty
enrolling offioers have boon appointed. All per
sons wishing to recruit in this Regiment will have
the right to choose the Company they attach
themselves to. Volunteers will reeeive Fifty.
Dollars Boanty. Consoripts will not receive any
Bounty. Coute forward at onee be mustered
into sorvlcs as volunteers and avoid tht oonsorlpt
After yon an eousoriptad yon will have do ohanoo
' to changa your Condition. -
W. L. LAFPBRTT. Cant.
... , C?PyH'WR'tTeB.Vol..
Sept 19, 1862. .
Athena Friday, October IO, 1802.
Chattanooga, Oct.' 2. A company of
partisans yesterday drove the Yankee
pickets at Flat Rock back to Nashville.
The Nashville Dispatch of the 30th
ult. says the steamer "Forlorn Hope" was
captured a few miles below there on Sun
day by the rebels.
The impression in Nashville is, that
Bragg has taken Louisville. Specula
tors have cleared out all the goods and
stores between here and Nashville, and
no more need come.
There is no doubt about the starving
condition of Nashville..' "...
' MoaiLg, Qct. 2. Special to the Adver
tiserFrom Tupelo the 2d. Sixty Yan
kee cavalry scouts yesterday penetrated
to the'railroad two miles South of Bald
win, and cut the telegraph wire. They
were attacked by 25 men all of the
Tennessee cavalry routed and driven 08
with a loss of seven killed and two pris
oners. Our loss two killed nnd none
From Now Orleans.
Mobile, Oct. 3. A special dispatch to
tho Advertiser and Register, dated Jack
son, Miss., 2d inst'., says Butler has issued
Order No. 70, requiring all persons in
New Orleans, male and female, eighteen
years of age and upwards, who sympa
thize with the Confederates to report
themselves by ' the 1st of October with
descriptive lists of their property, real
and personal. If they renew their alle
giance they are to be recommended for
pardon; if not, they will ha fined and
imprisoned, and their property confisca
ted. The policemen of the city are
charged with the duty of seeing that
every householder enrolls his property in
their respective districts.
We make the following extract from a
letter dated October 1st, received by. us
"I was within five miles of the "City of
Rocks" lost- evening, and saw a gentle
man from tbe city. He thinks the im
pression in Nashville is that Louisville
has fallen into the hands of the rebels.
Our pickets sleep at night within bear
ing of the town bolls. The Yankees' aro
evidently much straightened for supplies.
Starvation and want is staring them in
. h , . -
Tanker Opinion of Jackson.
TAeeurnwd. OfUHWira aay-thw Yankee
hold Jackson in greater terror than any
other of our Generals. Our informant
says he heard two Yankees in Alexan
dria disputing over Jackson's merits: at
last the Jackson man, as if to clinch the
matter, exclaimed; "I tell you, Jackson
is tbe greatest man in this or any other
country. As for our fighting against
him, it's useless. He h.ade all the moun
tains around here, knows everything
about everything in this country, and he
is bound to whip us."
Gen. J. C. Vaughn.
It affords us infiuite pleasure to state
that we have telegraphic information
from Richmond, that that gallant East
Tennesseean, John C. Vaughn, now Col
onel of the "Bloody Third" regiment, has
been unanimously confirmed by the Sen
ate,, as a Brigadier-General. This is de
served promotion of as good a man and
oravo an oracer as is to be found in the
ranks of Southern patriots; and reflects
credit upon tbe judgment both of the
President who nominated and the Senate
who confirmed him. Knoxville Register.
"Hermes," the correspondent of the
Charleston "Mercury" communicates tho
Not long ago, an original character of
the name of Dixon was arrested and car
ried betore McClellan. "You are from
Virginia?" said McC. "Yes I am from
Fauquier: and your fellows have been be
haved dd badly down there." "What
is the' news from Jackson?" inquired
McC, evading Dixon's allusion to bis sol
diers. "Wheu 1 last heard from him,"
replied Dixon, "he had iust received a
dispatch from the devil, asking him to
send no more Yankees down there. The
place was full of them; they bad been
robbing hen-roosts and pig pens right
and lelV until there wasen't a pullet or a
shoat jn h 11." McClellan laughed acd
out uiui duck nome.
Howard For Counterfeiters.
Mr. H.!B. Plant, President of the Ex
press Company, has Issued a circular to
the agents and employees of the corona
ny, giving a description of the counter
feit Confederate Treasury Notes,' and of
fering a reward of f 1,000 to any agent or
employee of tha company wjao shall
detect any one passing the said counter
feits. The following are the concluding
It is believed that there are persons
traveling through our country putting
theso counterfeits into circulation and
you are instructed to exeroise great vigi
lance, aud if possible, to have those that
are knowingly attempting, to pass this
base issue upon the publio brought to
justice, and you will immediatly report
all suspicious parties to proper officers.
This company will pay any of its emi
ployees a reward of One Thousand Dol
lars for the first person that shall bo de
tected and oonvioted on-evidence, fur
nished by him of knowingly and wilfully
parsing lipon any of its agents either of
the counterfeits described above. - .
H. B. Plast, Prest.
Augusta, Sept. 1, 1862. ,
V3" When is a sweet potato vine like
a hop? When it begins to root. . When
is it like a Confederate soldier? When
it begins to shoot. When like a Federal?
When it begins to run. - ; .
Another Proclamation From Lin
Lincoln has issued the following procla
mation suspending the writ of habeas cor
pus in the cose of all State prisoners, and
warning all persons from interfering with
enlistments and resisting the draft t
Whereas, It has become necessary to
call into service not only volunteers but
also portions of the militia of the State,
by draft, in order to suppress the insur
rection existing in the United States:
and disloyal persons-are not inadequate
ly restrained by the ordinary processes of
the law from hindering this measure
and from giving aid and comfort in vari
ous ways to the insurrection.
Now therefore be it ordered
First That during the existing insur
rection, and as a necessary measure for
suppressing the same, all rebels and in
surgents, their aiders and abettors within
the United States, and all persons dis
couraging volunteer enlistment, resisting
militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyai
practice, affording aid and comfort to the
rebels against the authority of the Uni
ted States, shall be subject to martial law;
and liable to trial and punishment by
court martials or millitary commission.
Second That the writ of habeas corpus is
suspended in respect to all persons arres
ted, or who are now or hereafter, during
the rebellion, shall be imprisoned in any
tort, camp, arsenal, military prison or
other place of confinement, by any mill
tary authority or by the sentence of any
court martial or military commission.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand, and caused the seal of the Uni
ted Stutes to be affirmed.
Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-fourth day of September, in the
year ot our fordone thousand eight hun
dred and sixty-two, and of th indepen
dence of the United States the eighty-seventh.
By the President:
William H. Seward. Seo'y of State.
A Knotty Question. -The
Baltimore American in a long edito
rial in regard to Southern affairs, says:
And now the Question arises! How
long will the people of the United States
the .people of both sections stand their
present sufferings in conflict, with each
other? Unless something is done soon to
retrieve our cause is there notdanger that
the patience of all may give way, and that
out of want of success may come anarohy
and "reconstruction" such as that fore
shadowed so long ago in the Rebel de
bates at Montgomery, and now once more
in this programme which turns ud at
Charleston? Out of such a oondition of
things as is threatened here however re
motely did not tbe world see France
emerge in the grasp of a military Dicta-
luiBinpi ami, alter wool nas occurred
within the past eighteen months, should
we be too greatly surprised at anything?
Do we not know that there is in the loy
al States a faction which would exult at
any new rovdlution which would restore
thorn to (power on something. like the.
old basis? and is it not thp duty of tlx
Government to consider the possible
dancer of permitting longer delays, such
as have already redounded to the advan
tages ot traitors both within and without
its lines? Having lost tbe Union partv
of the South, is not the Union party of
the worth also in clanger; is the question
which should come home with power to
From The Potomac.
The quid nuncs must be content with m
hils until our army has rested, and tbe
rank re' filled by the arrival at camp of
the lust stragglers, the convalescents, and,
new recruits. This will occupy but a few
days, and then the army thus strength
ened will again recive "marching orders."
We can't have a viotory every day.
McClellan's army was knocked into a
disorganized massatSharpsburg, and will
not 'essay an aggressive movement for
some time. Passengers by the Central
train last evening, brought no news from
the Potomac Today we will probablv
have Boroo late Northern news by flag of
iruce, via varma. Jttcnmona juxammer.
General Beacreqahd. The discovery of
Gen. Beauregard's whereabouts, which
has so long puzzled the military editors
of Yankeedoodledom, seems to have
awakened their apprehension. The New
York Times, In an article on our Generals,
The appointment just announced in
tbe Richmond papers of so conspicuous
an oincer as lien. Beauregard to tho com
mand of the Department of South Curoli
na and Georgia, indicates, we may re
mark, the presence in that department
of no inoonsiderable force, and may either
prognosticate a serious attempt to eject
us nom our positions at uutons Head
Beaufort, or show that the rebels antici
pate a vigorous effort at the reduction of
Charleston and savannah. It sets at rest
all tbe foolish stories which have been
current of Gen. Beauregard's withdrawal
from the Southern servioe. Tbe truth in
regard to him we blieve to be that he has
simply been at the Springs in Alabama
recruiting his strength, Impaired by that
memorable Western campaign in which
Gen. Halleck did not capture him nor
destroy nis army.
Desperate Affair in Greenville.
John Mason was shot in Greenville,
Tenn., on Friday morning, by Charles
Gwin, both citizens of that town. It will
be remembered by our readers that the
- I .-,1 1 . .
miuer oi vuanes uwin about a year ago,
was found brulallv
Vllle. Thaourrnnfc nnininn Iss Ah.
Gwin suspected Mason of being in some
wav concerned in hia fatkAMT. j,u
- r " ihviidi s uortvii s
He shot Mason with a double-barrel shot
sun. loaded with hall. rin. k.n i.
effect in the upper part of the bowels, one
in mo joj uu Mm, ine wound in the
bowers, it is thought will prove fatal.
Gwin. immediatalv a.frjr ah
mounted his horse and made bis escape:
From a report presented in the
Confederate Senate, Monday, it appears
that tbe whole number of patients (sol
diers) admitted Into the various hospit
als, in and around Richmond, from tbe
date of tboir organisation to tha present
time, is 99,605, of whom 9,774 have been
furloughed, and 7,803 have died. The
feet, it is presumed, bavs recovered and
been discharged, except those remaining
iq the hospitals.
To the Poople of East Tennessee.
IJSSDQCARTIRS, DEPARTMENT E. TNN.,
. Knoxvillo, Sept. 30th, 1802. J
The undersigned has bdon ordered to
the command of this Department. He
enters upon the duties with the earnest
desire and firm purpose so to administer
the trust so confided to him, that no det
riment sliull result to our couritry within
his Department. He will rigidly enforce
Military discipline, and require of all un
der his command, a scrupulous regard
for the rights of persons and property of
It has come to bit knowledge, that per
sons anting withoutauthority of law, have
seized the property of citiiens under the
alleged pretext, that it was needed for
tha publio service, or that the owners
were disloyal citizens, or alien enemies.
No such pretext will avail In future to
shield tie offender from punishment.
The law of the land prescribes the mode
of dfrjig with the property of alien en
emies, and the law most be obeyed. The
exigencies of the service may sometimes
demand that private property be taken
for publio use. In all such cases, the au
thority to impress muste manate from
these headquarters; and, just and reason
able payment be made.
The right of the citizen, to the protec
tion of the Government, is conditional on
loyalty and obedience to that Govern
ment. However much, manv people in
this section of country may regret the sep
aration f Tennessee from the old Union,
that separation is a fixed fact, and so
long as they remain within the limits of
the State, they must yield obedience to
Many persons have permitted their at-
lacnmeat to the old Uovcrnment and
their adherence to party leaders to blind
them to the true objeot and purpose of
tbe war 'which our enemies are making
on us. i oey nave Doasteu that the "war
is waged to restore "the Constitution as
it is, and the Union as it was." Presi
dent Lincoln's Government seems to have
exercised its ingenuity to dispel any such
delusioa. Its acts demonstrate clearly
that ill purposo is to subjugate us, con
fiscate our property, and emancipate our
slaves. To attain this end the plainest
provisions of the Constitution have been
disregarded. In truth, the Constitution
is a dead letter, and the old form of gov
ernment has ceased to exist. It has been
superseded by tbe most odious despotism.
If doubt can have lingered in the mind of
any on this point, ltr must be removed by
President Lincoln's proclamation of the
22d inst, He not only declares his pur
pose to tniancipate our slaves, but com
mands his officers, civil, military and na
val, to recognize and maintain their free
dom. Heretofore his army and navy have in
vaded and laid waste our country; rob
bed and burned our houses; stolen and
carried off our property, and one at least
of his general officers has authorized and
invited bis soldiers to the commission of
Buch acts of brutal violence, on helpless
womon, as to expose him to the contempt
and detestation of tbe civilised world.
H e sj rfr-conwssands bis armv sndjunitto.
rad't to -other wicked and savage work,
the crime of instigating and aiding in a
servile insurrection. Against all aiders
and abettors in that 'wicked purpose, the
law of the land provides a penalty. If
there are those within 'this Department
who even contemplate any disloyal or
treasonable combination against the Gov
ernment of the Con federate Stutes, or the
giving of secret aid and comfort to the
enemies of our country, they are emphat
ically warned to desist from their treason
able purposes whilst it is yet time. It . ib
to be hoped that no such persons will be
found within this Department, but that
East Tennesseeans will now array them
selves hoartly on the side of tbe Govern
ment. Now that President Lincoln's govern
ment has thrown off the mask, and open
ly 'declared its purpose, the people of
Kentucky are no longer in doubt as to
what it behooves them' to do, to secure
their Constitutional rights and indepen
dence. They are flocking by thousands
to our standard. Let East Tennessceans
no longer hesitate, but spring to arms,
rally to our standard, and emulate, on
future battle fields, the noble example of
our gallant and heroio soldiers at Manas
sas and Miiiloh, Chickahominy and Mal
vern Hill, aharpsburg and Harper s Fer
ryand many other fields, on which
Southern soldiers have exhibited to tbe
world what Southern men can do when
battling for their independence. When
sucn work is to be done, and such exam'
pies set, the descendants of the heroes of
King s Mountain should not be absent.
Sam. Jones, Major General.
Athens Post, Greenville Banner and
Jonesboro'rps4, please copy one week
ana send bins nero. uctziw.
' I We learn that in Middle Tennes
see there is a great misapprehension as
to the law in regard to the formation of
partisan ranger companies and of new reg
iments. We will state what the law is so
that there may hereafter be no misunder
standing, and in order that persons may
not involve themselves in any difficulties.
The Secretary of War has decided that no
more now companies or regiments can be
received at present, and further an order
has been issued from the Wai Depart
ment that Fartizan rangers are not allow
ed, to recruit from persons subject to tbe
consoript law. Tho President may, in
bis discretion, suspend 'the operation of
the consoript law in Tennessee for a lim
ited time and receive segimentsand com
panies under former laws, but until he
does so no more new companies can be
reoeived. We have expressed tha opin
ion that it would be tne .best policy to
suspend the operation of the conscript
law for thirty days in Tennesseo, and al
low volunteering during that time in
either old or new regiments, and if that
were done we believe that the old regi
ments would be filled and many new ones
formed. We are satisfied from reliable
sources that Tennessee could now furnish
more men than the government wants,
and on that acoount we would be glad to
see an opportunity given them to volun
teer.' It could do no barm to make the
IsSr Under reoent instructions to the
commanding offioers of all arsenals snd
armories in tha United States, to admin
Istar ths oath of allegiance to the employ
ees under their oommand, nineteen re:
fused to take tha oath at Springfield Ar
mory Massachusetts, oa ths ground that
they are foreigners. The Secretary of
War save erders for tuslr imaedista dis
New York Denooratio State Con-
The ticket which this body nominated
last week is thus classified: For Gover-"
nor, Horatio Seymour Soft Shell and
Conservative; Lieutenant Governor, Day
vid R. Floyd Jones Soft Shell; for Ca
nal Commissioner, William 7. Skinner-
Soft Shell and a war Democrat; for In
spector of Stale Prison, Gaylord J. Clark
Hard Shell; for Clerk of the Court,
of Appeals, Frederick A. Talmadge Old
Whig, Mosart, Gonservalivs and anti war
The Convention adopted tho following
Resolved, That tbe Democracy nf Net
York, waving the expression of their
views upon questions not rendered im
perative by the imperiled condition of
their country, berebv declare: .
First That they.wl continue to ran.
iuu viuTCTuiuent uwi sincere1 smki
united support in the useof all legitimate
means to suppress the rebellion and to
restore tho Union as it was and maintain
the Constitution as it is. bnlinvino that
sacred instrument founded in wisdom by
our fathers, clothes the constituted au
thorities with full power to accomplish
Second That by tbe following resolu
tions unanimously passed by Congress in
July, 1801; the Government was nledaed
to the policy inculcated therein, which
cannot do departed from without viola
tion of public faith, viz:
t "Resolved, That the present deplorable
uivu war nas oeen lorcea upon the coun
try by the disunionists of the Southern
Mates, now in arms against tbe Constitu
tional Government, and in arms around
tbe capital; that in this national emer
gency, Congress, banishing all feeling of
mere passion or resentment, will recollect
only its duty to tho whole country; that
this war is not waged on their part, in
any spirit of oppression or for anv nur-
pose of overthrowing or interfering with
pose oi conquest ot subjugation, or pur
the rights or established institutions of
those States, but to defend snd maintain
the supremacy of tbe Constitution and to
preserve the Union, with all the dignity,
equality, and rights of the several States
unimpaired, and that as soon as these ob
jects are accomplished the war ought to
Third That we, having confidence in
the loyalty of the citizens of New York,
reiterate the sentiments heretofore ex
pressed by tbe Democratio party that
tbe illegal and unconstitutional arreBtsand
imprisonments of citizens of this State
are without the justification of necessity,
aad we denounce such as usurpation and
a crime, and that tbe freedom of the
press, equally protected by the Constitu
tion, ought to be maintained.
Fourth That we are willing to act in
the coming election with any class of
loyal citizens who agree with us in the
nriiioimea nermn nmpABBarf. that .
hereby invite the co-operation of all citi-
rcun hi uiviiik i ae most empnaua . x
premrou -tt ruin u'u li Viy n)ipoi I
ing the ticket-nominated by the Convert,- J
The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle notices a
new counterfeit bill of the green colored
issue of September 2d. The engraving
of the counterfeit is inferior to the genu
ine the portrait of. Mr. Meminger in
the centre being badly done. All tho
genuine are lettered II in two places
the counterfeit has the J once. The
words "For Treasurer," following the
signature in the genuine, are left out of
the counterfeit. The fives in the circles
on the left hand of the genuine are omit
ed in the'spurious, and whenever they ap
pear in the latter are coarser than in the
genuine. The engraver's name does not
appear on ine counteneit. .mere are
many other points of difference, but the
above are sufficient to put the communi
ty on their guard.
The Huntsville Advocate denies that
this gentleman is, or ever has been, un
sound or untrue to the South, or that he
ever tried to make fair weather with tbe
abolition army under Mitchell, while it
was in North Alabama.
Light Wanted-Light Wasted.
There is a great cry for light no oil
no fluid no candles. Now there wss a
great Light made six thousand years ago,
which is still bright and brilliant, but it
seems not to be appreciated by multitudes
of tbe human family in fact, they shut
their eyes against it two or three hours
every morning. Why turn day into night
and night into dayf "Night is tbe time
for sleep." Take poor Richard's advice,
"Early to bed, sVo." - Then few candles '
will suffice. . Boa Short.
fSr-The Brooklyn, New York .four
teenth regiment is reported by the
Washington Republican as numbering
only fifty now, "out of about one thou
sand fine fellows" as the Republican calls
them "on first entering the service."
They were "used up" mostly in the late
fights on Manassas plains.
-Lowoll, of the Atlantio Monthly,
Boston, is of tho opinion that a new par
ty is raising at tbe North, the object of
whioh is to thwart Lincoln and tbe rebel
lion. Men like Wood and Seymour are
said to be tl)e"loaders .of this party,
against whioh Lowell is very savage in the
Put bis rooT in it. The Anomosa
(Iowa) Eureka tells of a man named
Joseph Apt, who enlisted, and went
home and told his wife. While ' be was
asleep, tbe loving spouse took an sxo and
cut his foot .nearly off. Mr Apt will be.
apt to stay at home. . u
0The Cincinnati Enquirer publishes
a letter from Washington upon tbe sub
ject of a military dictatorship, and says;
"If it is a truthful picture of iSairs, the
friends of liberty have everything to
dread from the future."
Comments of th,d Northern Prewi '
- on Lmcdln's Abolition Proclama-
The following are Some of the com
ments of the leading Northern press on
Lincolh proclamation: -
(From the Kew York Tribuos-) . . ,.
It is the beginning of the end of tbe
rebellion; the beginning of the new life
of tbe nation.
God Bless Abraham Lincoln.
(From thaNsw York Timas.) , ,
There has been no mote Important and
far-reaching document ever issued since
the foundation of this Government than
this proclamation of President Lincoln.
The wisdom of the step taken we ( refer
at present to that clause in the docuraeny
which declares frae the slaves bf rebel
States after the first of January is un
questionable; its necessity indisputable.
U bas been declared time and again by
President Lincoln tbet as soon as this
step becvmlt-TJcesalry-h hoold adapt
it Its adoption bow Mnot a confession
that the-military rflekfjs of suppressing
the great rebellion have proved a failure,
but simply that there is a poifit at which
any other legitimate appliance that carl
be called in shall also be availed oi. Sla
very is an element of strength to the
rebels if left untouched; it will assuredly
prove an element of weakness it may
be of destruction to them and their cause,
when we make such use of it and its vic
tims as lies in our power.
From now till the first of January-
the day when this proclamation will take
effect is little over three months.
What may happen between now and
tben, in the progress of the war, it is
hard to say. We earnestly hope, howev
er, that by that time the rebellion will b0'
put down by the military hand, and that
tbe terrible element of slave insurrection
may not be invoked. If by that day the
rebel army be overthrown, and their cap
ital captured, and If th6 slaveholdina
rebels still prove malignant, irrepressible,
and, as in the Southwest, disorganizes
and marauders, then1 let that which
Vice-President Stephens called the cor
ner stone ot the Southern Confederacy
be knocked from under it, and see
whether tbe wh6le fabrio of rebellion
will not necessarily tu'mble to the ground.
(From ths Now i"ork Herald.)
The gravity of this proclanmtion will
strike every one. It bas been forced up
on the nation by the abolitionists of the
North ana the secessionists or the ibouin.
It inaugurates an overwhelming revolu
tion in the system of labor in a vast and
important agricultural section of the
country, which will, if the rebels persiBt
in their course, suddenly emancipate
three or four millions of human beings;
and throw them, in the fullness of their
helplessness and ignorance, upon their
own resources and the wisdom of tho
white race to properly regulate and oars'
for them in their new condition of life: '
But the importance of this great social
revolution will not be confined to the
section where the black race now forms
Ilia nliiaf Laboring elemeatw.lt will have
an influence on the Tabor of the '5brTB
and West.' It will, to a certain ex ton t,
bring, the black labor of the South in
competition with the white labor on the .
extensive grain farms of the West, unless
the existing stringent laws of some of
the Western States, confining the negro
to his present geographical position, are
adopted in all the other free States.,, ,
it is at this time, with victory in our
bands, ' and enormous preparations for
crushing out all opposition, that the
i resident issues this important manuesio,
and gives tne people oi ine oouin vinis
chance. It is now tno question . wiin
them whether or not they are prepared
for the sake ot tbe few miserable, lead
ers of this wicked rebellion, to submit to
this overwhelming revolution in their so
cial system. There is the document.
There is the time fixed for tbe return of
the rebellious States to tbe allegianoe of
the Federal Government. No event in
the history of the world surpasses the
one now presented by the President, and
which is to be decided in a little over
(From tbo Kew York World.)
President Lincoln is a very Blorldin in
the art of political balancing. When in
hia elevated position a portion of tbe
balancing pole is thrown out on the left
side, he deftly projects an equal weight of
it on the right. Thus he maintains his.,
equilibrium. While he was humoring
the radicals in the process of degrading
Gen. McClellan, he withheld the procla
mation for which they so loudly clamor
ed. When tbe unrelenting necessities
of war compelled him to ,, restore that
General to command, he found it neces
sary to pacify this exacting and meddle
some faction, and be throws a sop to the
barking three-mouthed Cerebus, in tbe
shape of a new proclamation.
Toe newproclamation really amounts
to littlo. The President proclaims, in
substance, that on tbe first of next Jan
uary, he will issue still another proclama
tion, putting in force the main provisions
of the confiscation act. It is unbecom
ing the dignity of a. great Government to
make such menaces as to what it will
hereafter do in territory of which an
armed foe disputes the jurisdiction. If,
on tbe first of next January, tbe war is
substantially ended, there would be some
reason in giving the insurgents their elec
tion oetween submission and civil penal
ties. But they will laugh such otters to
scorn so long as they can confront us
with great armies. That part of tbe
proclamation' wljich relates to slaves
coming within our lines is particularly
weak. The law is the same that it was
several months sgo. If a proclamation
on this point is necessary, why was it so
long delayed? Its issue at this late day
looks like a concession tojtbe radical
Among the returned prisoners
here are some Misourians, who nave an
adventurous, history to recount. They
were taken prisoners while in Price's ar
my, out tne x anKees would not recog
nise them as prisoners of war, and gave
them a trial by court martial. They were
condemned and sentenced to be executed;
their coffins were prepared, the graves
dug, snd the prisoners taken out to be
shot, When, at the last moment, the
Yankees fearing retaliation, concluded to
recognize them as prisoners of war, and
allowed them to be regularly exchanged.
It will not be long until tbtM
ta agsia ia front of ibe batUsy s Jbac..
woe to tbs Ystrtrees.- Vxitbwy, Cm:en,
Sept. 25. 7 - - v ;.;' -. .' ..