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THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION.
"WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OE THE UNION.'
By G-. TV". Kingsbury.
JxnsrcTioN, dvts co., kajstsas, TirtmsixY, oct. 24, 1861,
Vol. I.-jSTo. 6
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In accordance with the provisions of the
Constitution and laws of the State, an elec
tion will be held on the FIFTH day of
NOVEMBER nest, for the election of the
following officers, to-wit:
Bepresentatives to the state legislature.
1st District, Doniphan County, four mem
bers. 2d District, Atchison and Brown Counties,
3d District, Nemaha, "Washington aud
Marshal Counties, two uiembeis.
4th District, Claj, Riley and Pottawatto
uiie Counties, four members.
5th Distiict, Dickinson, David and Wa
baunsee Counties, three members.
Gth District, Shawnee, Jackson and Jeffer
son Counties, eight mcmbeis.
7th District, Luienworth County, nine
8th District, Douglas, Johnson and Wyan
dot t Counties, thirteen members.
9th Ditiict, Miami, Linn aud Bourbon
Counties, nine member?.
lUth District, Allen, Anderson and Frank
lin Countic, six member.-..
11th Distiict, Woodaou and Madison Coun
ties, two members.
12th District, Coffey, Osage aud Brccken
ridgo Counties, mx members.
loth District, Morris, Chase and But'cr
Comities, two members.
1-lth District, A rinpjhoe, Godfrey, Hunter,
Greenwood, Wilson, Dorn aud AlcGee
Counties, one member.
TO TILL VACANCIES IN THE SENATE,
2d District, two Senators, in place of II. II
Dutton, appointed treasurer, and J. A.
JUurlin, appointed to office under the Fed
4th Di-iricf, one Senator, in place of S. D.
Houston, appointed to office by the Pres
ident of thv Tnited States.
Gth Distiict, one Senator, in place of II. W.
Farnswoith. appointed to ollico.
Sth District, one Senator, in place of Josiah
Miller, appointed to ollice.
t)th District, one Senator, in place of J. C.
Burnett, appointed to office.
10th Distiict, oiip Senator, in place of P, P.
Elder, appointed to office.
State Treasurer, in place of Win. Tholen,
who failed to qualify.
Attorney General, in place of B. F.
Fifth District. Osage, Coffe', Woodson,
Greenwood, Madison, B reck en ridge, Morris,
Chase, Butler and Hunter Counties, a
District Judge, in place of O. E. Learnard,
absent from the State.
A District Attorney will be elected for
each Judicial District in the State, who
shall hold his office for two 3'cars.
There will be elected, in each county,
one Sheriff, one Coroner, three County
Commissioners, one County Clerk, one
County Treasurer, one Register of Deeds,
one County Surveyor and one County As
sessor. STATE CAPITAL.
An election for the permanent location of
the State Capital, will be held at the same
timo and places.
Sec. 2. The voting at said election shall
be by ballot, and on each ballot shall be
written or minted the words, "For State
Cajntal,"' aud the name of the place voted
Sec. o. The judges of election, at each
precinct, shall keep a separate tally list for
the votes cast for the situation of a perma
nent Capital, and the election herein provi
ded for shall be conducted in accordance
with the general elcciion laws of the Suite,
in force at the time of holding said election
respectively, as far as the same shall not be
inconsistent with the provisions of this act
AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION.
A vote will be taken for or against the
proposed amendment to Section seven, Arti
cle thirteen, of the Constitution, as publish
ed by the Secretary of State, The election
to be governed, and returns made, in all re
spects, in accordance with the laws pertain
ing to election of Representatives. iFhe
ballots used shall be written or printed, as
follows : " For amendment of Section sev
en, Article thirteen" or, "Against amend
ment of Section seven. Article thirteen," as
the case may be.
At the same time and places, a vote will
bo taken for or against the Banking Liw,
as published by the Secretary of State. The
ballots used shall be written or printed, ns
follows: "For Banking Laic," or,
"Against Banking Laic," as the case may
be ; and the returns shall be made in ac
cordance wi'h the election law of this State.
The Election Laic provides :
Sec. 5. That it shall be the duty of the
Sheriff, and he is hereby required, fifteen
days at least before the holding of any gen
eral election, or ten days before the holding
of any special election, to give public notice
by proclamation throughout his county, of
the time of holding such elections, and the
officers at that time to be chosen, one copv
of which shall be posted up at each of the
places where the elections are appointed to
be held, and inserted in some newspaper
published in the county, if any be published
Sec. G. That at all elections held under
this act, the polls shall be opened between
the hours of eight o'clock in the morninc.
and closed at six in the evening of the same
Given under my hand and the great seal
of the State, at Topeka, this 30th day of
September, A. D. 1861.
By the Governor,
J. W. ROBINSON, Sec'y of Stale,
The cry for peace, therefore, is one for
the recognition of the Southern Confedera
cy. This in the present posture of affairs,
would be indentical with the destruction of
the American government. Nor would it
bring any but the most hollow and tempo
rary peace. What would be done with the
national capital ? What with the immense
number of loyal citizens in Virginia and
other States ? What with Missouri, whose
people have inaugurated a loyal State gov
ernment, and against which the Confeder
ates are waging war f How of the ques
tions to settle which, ostensibly, the cotton
States seceded? flow of the numberless
new questions of boundary, territory, pro
perty, debt, &c., which would be continu
ally arising ?
fools there will be as long as the world
stands. How an honest Union man, any
where, can now be prating of peace, we
caunot now explain to the credit of his
A CASTLE" OP THE . G. C.
ASSAULTED Bl THE UNITED
THE WIllAfE FOIt PEACE.
Peace is a sweet sound. It falls eupho
niously upon the ear, associated with all
that is gentle, lovely,Juxurious. What a
pity that the blissful security of Eden was
ever distui bed, that heaven itself was once
maned with impious rebellion and war,
and that the universe is not one perfect
piece of beauty, aud music and rapture !
But " there was war in heaven j" paradise
was lost; and all nature commingles grace
aud ugliness, melody and discord, bliss and
woe. Yet are the grander lines of creation
those of loveliness, music, joy ? Good ever
comes of evil. The crushed rebellion of
the intrrnte angels guaranteed the eternal
peace of heaven. A. happier paradise is
pledged to replace tuc lost. AH the strifes,
convulsions, storms, end other infelicities of
nature, result iu brighter skies, purer airs,
richer harvests, fresh worlds of rejoicin
life. Human progicsg is born of experi
ment, trial, suffering, strife, revolution and
war. In their onward march, nations must
now and then descend into the vale of ad
versity, in order to reach and scale the
loftier heights of prosperity beyond. Evil
may not be necessary, but it is certain, and
certain to fructuate in blessings. The very
charms of peace, the luxuries amid which
we nestle so ioudly,ind which iuduce in
us such an aversion to war, are the fruits
of bloody battles. The consecutive stages
of civilization are maiked by wars. Each
new and more gloiious epoch comes in with
a baptism of blood.
The present war is a renewal of the red
q;iestiou of '76. Are the people capable of
self government? Shall the people of the
countrj' rule the country? Or shall a mi
nority, an aristocracy of wealth, success
fully appeal from the decision of the people
to the arbitrament ot arms I 11 is the
question of human liberty in its mtensest
form. Shall our g-orornment be based upon
the principle of freedom or of slavery ?
Shall we continue a republic, in which ail
differences are to abide a settlement by
argument and at the ballot-box ? Shall
we, indeed, continue to have any national
existence at all, or shall we sink info a
frangible conglomerate of frangible com
mumties, and go back into a state of bar
barous anarchy ?
There arc bad and weak men who make
it their criminal business to be perpetually
mouthing of their love for the Union and
the American flag, and asking for imme
diate peace peace at any cost and at what
The most of these men are palpably the
allies aud emissaries of the traitors. Many
of them arc evidently hired and paid for
their iuiquitous services. There are doubt
less some who are traitors upon principle
and from conviction, but who yet lack the
brains or honesty to own that they are not
Union men. With these enemies there is
but one sensible or efficient course to pur
sue. They are foes. They belong not to
the side of the Stars and Stripes. It is
their special vocation to barm the Union
cause aud benefit that of the rebellion to
the utmost extent in their power. They
therefore are of and with the armed traitors
aud rebels, and should be treated like them.
To those, however, who mistakenly are
still talking of compromise, and ask for
peace with the rebels on any terns, we
submit the following considerations:
There can be no compromise, for the
reason that the Confederates long since
emphatically and flatly refused to engage
in one, and are now in no position in which
one can be made with them. .At present,
none can be even proposed. A prior ques
tion, on which compromise is inconceivable,
and is in the nature of things utterly im
possible, must be settled before there can
be peace. They are in anted rebellion.
Concession to them would be possible not
compromise. It would necessarily be;ihe
yielding of every thing, -or there could be no
concession, ine rebels and too govern
ment can find no middle ground on whick
It has long been known that 3 gang of
"Uon federates, called "Knights of the
Golden Circle' has been infesting the
whole country. That thev are working
secretly in Ohio against the war and the
Government has also been known. We
have been iu possession of their oaths, their
grips, their pass-word, and cipher for secret
correspondence for more than a month past.
But knowing that the officers of the gov
ernment were upon their track, we refrained,
by request, from any publication of the
documents that had come into our posses
sion from a perfectly reliable source, 1 he
Marshall of the Northern District has now
made a descent upon them he assaulted
one of their " castles" in Marion yesterday,
and bore off a " Commander" as a prisoner,
to the Cleveland jail. Their records were
ako seized. The excitement in Marion is
intense. Public indignation is aroused.
But remember, fellow citizens, that the
same vicious and treasonable organization
is everywhere amongst us. The man Court
who was arrested, stated that there are nine
hundred of them in Columbus ! Arouse,
friends, and crush this villainous conspiracy
against our country ! Below are found the
sworn statements upon which the Marshall
made the arrest :
I, Samuel Cheney, of Marion county, O.,
of lawful nge, being first duly sworn, depose
and say, that on the evening of October 3d,
1861, I was at Carter's school-house, in
Green Camp township, in said county, and
with others present, being desirous of fer
reting out and exposing a secret association
known and distinguished to the uninitiated
as " Knights of the Golaen Circle," called
on Peter Hopkins, who was present, out of
saiu scuooi House, and alter some prelimi
nary talk, it was arranged that I should be
initiated iu regular form, said Hopkins in-
lormtng me mat uc was a regular member,
whereupon we proceeded to a wagon some
little distance from the school house, and in
said wagon I was duly initiated as a mem
ber of said association, by said Peter Hop
kins, he administering the oaths and civincr
iue pass-worus, signs, grips, a, in good
iaun. ne oam was taken in tbis wise,
said Hopkins first repeating a part of the
same at a time, and myself repeating the
same after him. After said initiation, said
Hopkins informed mo of the names of a
number of said association residing in the
neighborhood, which names I for the pres
ent withhold. The oaths, signs, grips, pass
words, &c, are, to the best of my knowledge
embodied below, and aro as nearly correct
as l can recall tuem from memory. I am
particularly positive that the part in italics
relative to reading in blood up to my knees
to servo Jefferson Davis, as contained in the
oath below, was in the oath, and my memo
ry is particular and distinct on this part of
the subject, also as to the signs, grips, pass
words, &c. luc oatn as given is true in
substance, if not in form, as I have to de
pend entirely on my memory for the same,
and further saith not.
xdential chair, and 1 wilt idade in blood up
to my knees, as soon as Jefferson Davis sees
proper to march tcith his army to take tlie
city of Wasliington and the White House,
to do the same. So help me God, and keep
me steadfast to do the same."
The undersigned under oath state that
we have read the above statement, and say
tbatwe were present and heard the oaths
administered, as stated in the above affi
wtvib, uu mat mo statements merein are
- T. H. DiCKfcttsoy,
J. W. Hood,
Sworn to and subscribed before mc tin
seventh day of October, A. D. 1861.
J, R. Garberson,
mayor or tne incorporated village of
Maeion, Ohio. Ohio Stvte Journal.
THE TJN'ICKN' XOW .A.:NT FOR.
BT CnABLES HEN'BT BKOCK.
Hark ! hark ! 'tis the ekoui of the nation rin9
And the eoul of her song like an ocean is swell
ing; On the dream
Of her night
Brenks a beam
Of the light,
And her weary, wan watchers of morning are
From the aea to the lakes
Erery freeman awakes
To hall the bright morn of her might, as it breaks,
And shout, by the banner that Treason forsakes
" 1 he Umon-ow and Forever !"
Long, long was the night of her T"rong, but the
With the flashing of steel, like a day-spring hath
And its dawn
Shows the van
To a man.
To die in the call which his Country hath spoken ;
For that cull now awakes
All the seas and the lakes,
To catch the bright morn of her might, as it breaks,
And shout by the banner that Treason forsakes
" The Union Aow and Forever!"
Ah ! Time, tell it not, that ose freeman forgot,
For a day, or an hour, the mat's mighty story ;
That a hand
Or a heart '
In the land,
Evershroniled a star in her azure of glory!
For the land now awakes,
From her seas to her lakes,
To hail the bright morn ofher might, as it breaks.
And shout, by the banner that Treason forsakes
" The Union Now and Forever!"
O God 1 may that shout of the Nation rin out i
Till the babe in the crudle its chorus shall falter;
'I ill the land
Of brave men
Heart and hand
Shall swell but one hymn, around one common
'Till the hvmn, ns it wakes
All the seas and the lakes,
Shall rise to the dawning of Peace, as it breaks
And breathe, by the banner no brother forsakes,
"The Union Now and Forever!"
DANIEL S. DICKINSON.
"I do trust and solemnly promise and
swear that I will not reveal any word, cither
directly or indirectly, of what lam about to
receive, except it be to some true and faith
ful brother of this order, and not unto him
or them until, after strict examination, I
shall have from him or them as justly en
titled to the same, as I myself am about to
be under the no less penalty of having my
body severed into four parts the first part
cast out at the north gate, the second pan
at the south, the third part at the east, and
the fourth part at the west sate. I further
more promise that I will always hail and
answer all signs and signals that are given
to me by a brother of this order, if in ay
power to do so : and I furthermore nromise
and swear tnat l will protect and defend all
Constitutional Democrats, heir lives, prop
erty and personal liberty, from mob violence,
during this Southern insurrection, so long
as 4key obey the laws of the U. S. A., let
it come from whatever soarco it ay. This
obligation to be binding on me as long at
this war shall last"
"And I farther promise and iwearin the
presence "of Alatighty God, and the Mem
bers of the Golden Circle, that Iviill not
At the Mammoth Ratification Meeting in
New York, Mr. Dickinson made an able
and somewhat lengthy speech, from which
we extract :
The government of Washington is threat
ened with destruction. A great army is in
the field against it, and a mighty Rebellion,
with, all the elements of war, is threatening
its destruction ; and yet right in the midst
of this all, we see scurvy politicians attemp
ting to work this out in their accursed par
ty machinery and partizan corruption. But
an inuignani couuiry win point at tuem tne
finger of scorn, and will scourge them from
the Temple of Liberty with a scourge of
morns, xnis is a time wnen patriotic
nearts must all beat together. They must
rise above the miserable considerations of
party, and act together. He who attempts,
under any name or any designation, or any
pretense whatsoever, to engraft parties npon
it, is an enemy to his country, and little
better than a traitor. This rebellion has
already gained in its proportions from the
aid, comfort and encouragement it has found
in a treacnerous and miscreant Dress. It
has found sympathisers here who attempt
to aia it unaer one name or another. The
President and his Administration stand po
litically opposed to me and I to them, but I
would as soon sunder my right arm as throw
a single obstacle in the way of that Admin
istration in putting down this rebellion.
JNo I If I bad a hundred lives I would throw
them all iuto the scale to help the Admin
istration prosecute this war, and cast down
this rebellion upon the pavements of perdi
tion. What great government, yet in the
history of the world, ever undertook to
nurse and tamper with a rebellion that it
ua we power to crusu : xnis is a ques
tion not Detween governments, but between
a government of 25,000,000 of people, in
thirty-four States, and a few ambitions,
reckless and wicked individuals, tt has
not the poor merit of being a sectional con
troversy. The Southern people curse it in
every lineament the loyal Southern peo-i
pie auu raise meir nanus in supplication
to heaven, and their hearts are now palpi-
taoag wiw tne nope tnat tne wyai states
may pat down this rebellion in tudr midst.
It is not only the duty, bat it is the priv-
ilege of every citixea, of every party, of
every age sad of both sexes, to take bold of
Uns matter and exercise the strongest vigi
oUs ? Didn't we know it before ? But the
rebellion must be put down ell the more-
more readily, more thorougly and more en
ergetically. A menagerie of wild beasts
would be dangerous to let loose in your
city. It would be dangerous to shoot them
but it would be still more dangerous tti let
there run at large. You might do mischief
in shooting the animals; you might injure
some one, but you must not allow them to
go on in their earecr of destruction for all
time. War is a dangerous and terrible
thing, and particularly a civil war, inaugu
rated under such ferocious circumstances as
this. But it must be taken hold of all the
more thoroughly, and he who attempts to
palter with it is doubly guilty, for the very
reason that it is dangerous. It is a rebel
lion that demands the wholo energy of the
American people, and it should have it, in
the name of the government, by the memo
ries of the fathers of the Revolution, by all
the great memories that cluster around our
history, by the hope of a free government
on earth, by the great principles of liberty
which have been achieved for us, and which
have gone on conquering and to conquer
until they have wrung envy and admiration
from the whole civilized world. Timo to
negotiate with a rebellion ? Where was
that infamous and treasonable idea batched ?
lie who tampers with it is ten times more
mischievous than all the armies of Beaure
gard, Davis, the Johnstons and Price, and
all the rebellion put together.
We can meet them upon the battle field.
We can show them that among loyal citi
zens, although their swords may be thou
sands, their bosoms are one. And so it
will be, except for that miscreant peace par
ty. That party that attempted to cry peace,
peace, when there is no peace, and they
know it. That party that stimulates rebel
lion ; that party that apologises for, and en
courages rebellion, and keeps it on foot. -Had
it not been for the treacherous press in
the loyal States; had it not been for treach
erous and treasonable individuals in the loy
al States, this rebellion, in all human prob
ability, would have been put down before
this. But it has been encouraged by the
hope that it was to have aid, comfort and
assistance in the loyal States. It has bad
every reason for supposing eo But when
it sees its aids going down to Fort Lafay
ette and Fort McHcury to take lodging?, it
will then entertain a different kind of jdea.
I know there are some who are opposed to
war, although they do not take sides with
the rebels, and are for maintaining the Un
ion. Indeed, the Peace party in this State
is getting rather into that position just now,
it reminds me of the words of a doggerel
poet, in a fable of the beasts and birds in
terrible conflict. He says :
rest or deep, until Abraham Lincoln, now lance in attempting to put down this rebel-
President f shaft be removed cut of the iTrs-' lion. But we are tow that war w danger-
" The prudent yet joined neither cause,
Among so many teeth and claws,
Until in battle's thickest heat
He thought he saw one side would beat,
And then he joined the strongest part,
And fought with all his might and heart ;
At length.it turned the other way,
And back he flew to win the day."
Now the Peace party are fitoinjj to occunv
just that position: They are going to fly
back and forth. When they think there is
a prospect for this rebellion, then they will
be great big peace men and talk large.
When they see that the rebellion is about
to be crushed, as they will see if they look
on, then they will sing small. Thcv will
tell you that the President has violated the
Constitution. Their President, Mr. Con
federate President Davis, has not, has he ?
Ob, no i Abraham Lincoln has violated the
Constitution in the attempt to dispose of
ana put down tbis internal rebellion. He
has committed, in the eyes of this Peace
party, an unpardonable sin, because he has
not hunted up a musty precedent for every
thing he had done. Those in arms against
the Constitution, who with fire and sword
range through the country, may go on their
errand of destruction, in their perjury, their
arson, their treason, their murder, and there
are no words of condemnation for therrJ ; but
the President of the United States, in at
tempting to defend our citadel, in rallying
around the standard of his country's Coo -stitution,
they tell you has not gone exactly
according to the Constitution. They tell
you he has laid his hand upon the liberty of
the press, and interfered with that, and they
are distressed upon the subject because they
are gentlemen of principle, not to say inter
estthey are distressed that in this great
free government the President of the United
States should not permit an incendiary,
treasonable press to distil its venom through
every channel of society. They tell you
that he suspended the habeas corpus, and
therein he basviolated the great and cardi
nal principle of American liberty, and there
be is condemned. But they never find con
demnation for the treacherous miscreants
who are attempting to destroy the govern
ment I will tell you where President Lin
coln could have done good service not only
in suspending the habeas corpus, not only
in laying his hand upon a traitorous press,
not only in arresting individuals and send
ing them to Fort Lafayette or Fort McHen
ry, but in suspending more of the parties to
this treason. The President has done just
what he had a rieht to do nreciselv : what
x cosmena mm lor and stand by aim tor.
He had a perfect right to do it It was his
duty and if he had not discharged it he
would have deserved impeachment to seize,
every treacherous spy, every wretch spotted
and leprous, who was attempting to sap aid
mine his country's Constitution; aid betray
bis Government. There is a great and im
passable gulf between fidelity and treason
as wide and deep as that which separated
the rich man from Lasarus. The time will
soon coao when there will be no passing
over from one side to the other.
You gentlemen, who are quivering in
your shoes, whoever you are you, peace
meu, fly from the Sodom, and Gomor
rah of treason while yon have a chance.
Fly ! The stdrm of popular indignation
is a good deal nearer than you imagiue, and
the fire and brimstone that will be sent apod
you are not far in the distance. They aro
almost up with you. Don't stand thero
faltering. The day of peace propositions
is over. It is treason now. You are mark
ed out as an object of scorn. You can no
longer be in favor of the Union with a dag
ger in your hand aimed at its vitata You
can no longer be in favor of prosecuting the
war and throwingqucrulous objections in the
face of tho Administration, besieged with
every difficulty. If you mean to aid tho
Government, along with you and shoulder
you musket. If you don't, shoulder youf
musket and go into the opposition ranks.
Start off: wo will give you a good riddance
and play you out to the Rogue's March.
l ou can no longer be upon both sides, in
favor of youf Country and against it, in fa
vor of the Union and against it, in favor of
prosecuting the war and against the Ad
ministration in erery demonstration that
they can make. No; the great ball is open
ed; choose your partner, and take your posi
tion on the floor, and we will see whether
you can keep step to the music of the Un
ion or not. ho wunts to make proposals
ofneace? I don'fkuow of anybody but tho
defunct Albauy Regency of this State. I
think these two bodies, the Confederate
Government and the Albany Regency,
ought to come together and hold a free con
ference, and make propositions of pedtfe
to each other. And then, as the Regency
might have the most labor, I think the
balance might be paid in Confederate boudi:
And as two cheats make an even bargain, it
will be well settled. The attention of the
American people is aroused by a great ne
cessity! Tin Administration have seen
that great necessity, and arc acting upon iti
They see that they have been clothed with
war power, and they are exerting thi waf
power. For one, 1 intend to support them
to the best of my ability in the exertion of
that war power to its extreme limit. Make
peace with a rebellion ! What would pri
vate rights, what would private property
what would political rights in an enlarged
sense would be worth, pray tell me ? Let
either this Government be overthrown, or
we attempt to make terms with this rebel
lion by liberal propositions of peace, and
there is an end of free Government ou this
continent, and of free Government through
out the world. Let rebellion once succeed
in dividing us North and South, and it will
continue to succeed, and we shall go on
from one step to another, till this mighty
fabric of wisdom shall crumble State
against State, section against section, neigh
borhood against neighborhood,- man against
man. Robbery, murder, arson, treason.
and every crime known in the cataloguo of
depravity will be as common as household
words, and your most wealthy individual
will hold his property by a teuuro more
feeble than the robber holds his prey. Ev
ry one wuo desires his money will take it
if be is the strongest. Hobbe'rv and criuio
in all its phases will override the land.
All your institutions will be broken down
and stiattered to the four winds of heaven;
foxes will look out of your windows ; and
robbery and riot will run up and down
unrestrained. I have seen this thing frdm "
the beginning ; I have seen this accursed
serpent from tho time it was first hatched.
I have seen it a lisping infant in its cradle,
and I hope' to live to see it crushed into the
very earth. And you who aid it on in any
form, or in any manner, direct, or indirect.
remote or immediate, are as guilty as ho
who is armsagHinst the Govcrnaient. You
are a peace man in a loyal State, and are
encouraging one of the most wicked, one of
the moat causeless, one of the most damna
ble rebellions that ever existed among men.
How the Enemy get Information;.
Colonel Forney writes from Washington to
the Philadelphia Press t "It is the fre
quent boast of the Southern trahdrs that
every movement of our armies is imme
diately made known to them, and that the
free State abound with their spies, who,
under the cloak of loyal profession, obtain
possession of the confidence of the Union
men, which they use and abuse without
hesitation. Washington City is the very
nest of these vermin. They are often
among the loudest to shout hosannas to tho
Union; but let a battle be lost to the
American flag, and tbey cannot restrain
their joy. The female secessionists who
shelter themselves behind the immuaites
and privileges of their sex, delight in every
kind of demonstration against the govern
ment, and are only dangerous when they
irritate their lords and masters by pretend
ing to sympathise with the cause ef the
country. Then they become the cfiaeot
and vigilant auxiliaries of Davis and his
crew, it is believed nere tnat immediately
after the movement upon Maasea's Hill
had been decided apowihy the asilitary
authorities and the Cabinet, iafcemstioa
was conveyed to the rebel army- aeressithe
Potomac, and npon this adssMiticwfciey
retreated without the loss of a s3. 3
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