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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 OF THE UNION."
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HON. GEORGE A. CRAWFORD,
AT LEAVENWORTH, OCTOBER 19.
From the Conservative.
Fellow Citizens : The position which
I occupy heforc you to night is not one of
my own choosing. By representatives of
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THE QUAXDARY OF THE KCD
The declaration of a Richmond journal
that the war is henceforth to be one of boun
daries, attracts great attention. It would
have passed uuheeded except for the pecu
liar circumstances now environing the rebel
cause. The Confederates began the cam
paign with unlimited confidence, and the
proudest boasts of a prowess which was at
ouce to capture Washington, " redeem Ma
ryland," occupy Philadelphia and New
York, and float the " stars and bars " from
the spiro on Bunker Hill. The season is
closing; winter is hastening ; their best ef
forts have been put forth; the largest army
they can hope to raise is wasting atvaj' in
inglorious inaction ; pinching want has in
vaded alike their towns and camps ; sick
ness, devastation, dissatisfaction and bitter
disappointment arc demoralizing their ranks;
their coast defenses are, one by one, being
captured ; their efforts to retake them have
failed ; repeated and increasingly formida
ble naval expeditions are menacing their
principal ports ; their foreign trade is ut
terly cut off: their grand hope of French
and English interference is farther than
ever from being realized ; in Virginia they
dare not attack, but are forced to retire be
fore the- provokingly cautious and suic ad
vance of the Fcdual lines; in Maryland
they are completely paralyzed; their forces
are being driven from Alissouri; in Ken
tucky the pet pie fail to Hock to the rebel
standard, but arc crowding to that of the
Union ; the Federal victories disclose a
prevalence of Union sentiment in large dist
ricts of North Carolina ; and there only re
mains to the rebels their immense martial
"elephant," with which they can effect
nothing at present, but for which they are
compelled to look anxiously about for em
ployment or winter quarters.
While the Confederate journals are an
giily discussing the question ' What shall
be done with the army for the Winter?"' one
of them urges that it be sent into Kentucky,
to conquer that State to the Ohio line as a
boundary for the already established South
ern Coufederac. Thus the failure to effect
a single one of the objects for which their
Lost3 have avowedly been marshalled, it
now, since it makes an inglorious movement
necessary, coolly declared quite a sufficient
success. Washington and Maryland Lave
suddenly becomo "sour grapes" to the
rebels to say nothing of the once desider
ated occupancy of the Northern cities.
There is, however, wisdom in the course
prescribed by our rebel cotemporary, but
lor quite another reason than that the war
is reduced to n question of boundaries.
This would be a strange argument for the
abandonment of Virginia to the Federal
arms. It has become a matter of stark ne
cessity for the enemy to look after the safe
ty of his extensive and defenceless coasts,
and the best mode of effecting this will bo
to achieve a position from which he could
at pleasure invade the loyal States by laud.
Once master of Kentucky, he could retali
ate upon Ohio for every raid upon his sea
board, and hope thus to avert the speedy
defeat now threatening him in Missouri and
elsewhere. Besides, the conquest of Ken
tucky is itself an object of the first import
ance to the rebels' success in the Mississippi
Valley and in Western Virginia. So im
portant has it been deemed that they have
most persistently and often declared that
Kentucky must be theirs, at any sacrifice
and at all hazards. That unhappy State is,
in truth, we fear, soon to realize the predic
tion lately made by a Confederate army of
ficer at Bowling Green, that she has been
selected as the main theatre for the tear.
This scheme of the traitors is doubtless
well understood, and adequate preparations
will be made to meet it. Kentucky must
at once be made incontcstably safe for the
Union. The sending there of a really pow
erful force, at the earliest moment, would
cause an uprising of almost her entire pop
ulation on the federal side, and settle tor
over the doom of rebellion in that State
the grand hope of the rebels and in the
BA Memphis paper complains of a
systematic attempt of certain Kentucky pa
pers to rob Gen, Polk of his reputation.
We have heard of an unfortunate man who
came very near being robbed of a hundred
chickens nothing prevented except that he
hadn't the chickens.
the Republican and Democratic parties. I
have been asked to make a canvass on the
basis of a union of parties for the sake of
the Union. Democrats offered me the
nomination on a distinctive party platform,
and I declined it. I told them that, until
the war was ended, I could take no party
position. Republicans said that one who
had been a Democrat would better harmon
ize the conflicting elements in the State;
that to nominate one of their own party
would only be to perpetuate the old war
between General Lane and Governor Rob
inson. 1 appear before you to-night to
harmonize, not to disturb. Not that the
next Administration of your State shall be
Democratic or Republican ; that was not
asked of me and would not have been
granted by me. They took me upon char
acter; took me as I am. A Democrat here
tofore, I deem it my duty to discourage
party organizations. If I had encouraged
a .ueinocrauc organization in your State
there would have been men found who were
on the alert to find fault with President
Lincoln's Administration ; men who would
have arrayed public sentiment against the
President when he was spending sleepless
days and nights in prosecuting this war.
I know but one party the party of the
friends of this Government, irrespective of
Republicans, in a fair fight on the Presi
dential question, won the day. They are
in power in the General Government, and
in every Northern State, and in such a time
it is magnanimous iu them to recognize
those Democrats who arc true to the Con
stitution and the Uuion. And it is not
less magnanimous in Democrats to turn out
by thousands upon thousands to defend an
Administration to which they were politi
cally opposed. Democrats who go to the
neld and fight side by side with Republi
cans are anxious that their friends at home
should woik together as brothers. The cit
izens of New York, Ohio and other Nor
thern States, have pledged themselves to
forget past differences in support of the
Stars and Stripes. To those of our friends
in the cast, at our old homes, who have
known our foimer enmities, to them it will
seem strange that we of Kansas have at last
harmonized in one combination. But when
they remember that on the field of battle
our soldiers stood shoulder to shoulder; that
at Springfield made immortal by Kansas
valor Republicans and Democrats fought
and fell together, they will not besuipriscd
that we at home hae come together as have
our brothers on the glorious field of battle.
When Col. Dcitzler lay bleeding on the
field who asked whether he was Republican
or Democrat? When Col, Mitchell, ex
hausted from loss of blood, was tearfully
resigning the comciand of the gallant Sec
ond to Col. Blair, with the injunction that
ho shculd "see that they sustain the honor
of Kansas," who thinks of tarnishing the
glory of the soldier by any halting inquiry
into his political antecedents ? Or when
Col. Blair, all through the long storm of
bullets, peiilled his life the better to shield
his heroic boys from death or when the
gallaut Major Cloud made himself present
wherever dangers came thickest who hes
itatcs to honor them, never once knowing
or caring whether they arc Democrats or
Republicans. "When Major Halderman was
told by General Sturgis to dismount or he
would bo killed, and he replied that " a
man might as well die for his country on
horseback as on foot" we all admire the
gallant soldiers spirit of self-sacrifice and
nobody, I hope, is base enough to turn the
heroic deeds of Springfield to party account.
No, gentlemen, these questions are not
asked in the presence of the foe.
I recollect having read an account of two
soldiers, Union and Secession, who, having
fought a desperate hand-to-haud encounter,
lay expiring on the field ; in that dying
moment the Secessionist said : " We have
been enemies; let us die friends," and they
clasped hands and died together. My
friends, it is the nature of danger to har
monize enemies. At such a time as this,
when the rebels have dug a deep grave into
which they aro trying to drag you and me
and our common country, at such a perilous
moment, it is natural that men who love
their country should act as one man.
If I am elevated to the position of Gov
ernor of Kansas, I shall not be a partisan
Governor. 1 shall recognize men of abil
ity and integrity whatever has been their
past antecedents. I shall stand upon the
Union platform on which I wa3 nominated.
I do not think it necessary that we should
quarrel upon old issues. The Republicans
said, Slavery must be voted out of the Ter
ritories by Congress, the Democrats said,
let the people therein decide it for them
selves. Now, my friends, who of us knows
that when this war is ended there will be a
single slave left to legislate over. It is the
arrogance of slavery that has built up the
conspiracy which seeks to overthrow the
best government ever framed. And the
people are determined that this Govern
ment shall be preserve evon if the last
shackle is struck from the last slave.
I. deem it our duty to perpetuate this
Government, though every fetter shall be
broken, and the head of every rebel shall
fall upon the block of the executioner. I
think with Judge Douglas, that this is the
most causeless rebellion, the most wicked
conspiracy in the tide of time. Common
thievery it is not, common robbery it is
not, common murder it is not, but it is all
these combined. It is more. It is whole
sale robbery and murder. It strikes at the
life of a nation, knowing that in all history
a nation once dead has not lived again.
My friends, what harm had this Govern
ment done lp any man ? It protected, it
sheltered. Our courts were open to the
humblest as well as the highest. We gave
postal facilities to every man who now
sinves to strike us down. Their very
strength in war proves the benificence of
the Government under which they were
Within the lifetime of a single man we
have grown from three millions to thirty
mmions. ueginning witnout a navy we
now float more vessels than any other nation
on earth. You have all over the country
the greatest evidence of prosperity, and the
largest individual happiness, that has been
presented sinco the world began. So pros
perous had our country become that our
nation began to attract the attention of the
whole world. Hither did they come from
the Rhineland, from old Ireland, from all
Europe, that they might rear their families
in comfort and in opulence, and enjoy that
protection which the strong arm of one of
the first powers of the earth is able to
throw around the cottages of the poor and
the palaces of the rich.
Why, a few years ago, in the Turkish
waters, the Austrian Government seized an
adopted citizen of this country. The
American officer numbered the minutes by
his watch within which Austria should give
up the prisoner, and prepared his guns to
give them a broadside if the demand were
not complied with. The world soon re
sounded with the shout " Martin Kozta is
free." The Austrians knew our Dower.
and Kozta realized that to be an American
citizen is a surer passport in every distant
port and island of the sea than Rome ever
And yst here a conspiracy springs up
simply because a political party succeeded
in obtaining power in a fair and open con
test by an appeal to the ballot box. They
broke up the Democratic party in order to
have the Republican elected, and thus the
easier break up the Government.
Now they confiscate the Government pro
perty, they have taken your forts, your
arsenals, your dockyards, your mints. Nay,
they have gone further and warned everv
man who is true to the Government to
leave their States. They have stolen the
property of every man that is domiciled in
the North. And shall this Government
hesitate to confiscate the property, the ne
groes, all of the property of the rebels ?
I would enact, were I in the Legislature,
the confiscation of all the rebel property,
and if I could not touch their sympathies
or their hearts, I would touch their pockets.
The deaths, the distresses of battle are as
much of the luxury of war as we should
share with them, I propose that the rebels
foot the bill.
Fellow citizens, I deem it important that
the State of Kansas should be a unit upon
the war question, for a vigorous prosecution
of the war will save the effusion of blood,
save taxes, fields, firesides, country !
When tho enemy is at our doors it ill
becomes us to be wrangling among our
selves. As a citizen of Kansas I shall not
consent to any terms of peace until Mis
souri is like unto us.
There is a broad strip of country that
lies between us and out- old homes and the
graves of our fathers, and I do not propose
that it shall be an enemy's country. As
General Lane aptly said, " A single enemy
in a single night can destroy your telegraph
and your railroad communication, and cut
you off from your Government." I do not
propose that this war shall end until Mis
souri is secure, and if you elect me Gover
nor, I shall act with Governor Gamble
the Union Governor of Missouri in driv
ing every rebel from her borders. I would
visit, if necessary, the Governor of Illinois,
of Wisconsin, of Iowa; I would combine
the influences of the great Northwest so
that no proposition of peace should reach
the ear of the President until Missouri was
secure, I don't propose to have your wives
and children shot down on the Hannibal
and St. Joe railroad, nor little news-boys
waylaid as they stand on the platform of
the cars I don't propose to have men
like Lieutenant Shaw, who made himself.
and nelpea mane Kansas, immortal at
Springfield, mashed up in cars and killed
at Platte River bridges.
Let us have a new Western Department,
for Missouri has proved to be as much as
one man can attend to. Let us appeal to
the loyal States till we have twenty thou
sand men here, and it wont be long till
every rebel is banished into Dixie,
I have indicated to you briefly, because
this thing has been unexpected to me, my
views upon some of the questions" which
agitate the country. If I am elected Gov
ernor, I shall expect to co-operate with the
President in every scheme for the perpe
tuity of this Government. I shall feel it to
be my duty, representing the most military
State in the Union, to impress upon the
National Administration the policy which
Kansas, in her long experience and more
exposed condition, does and may judge it
best for Government to pursue in this war.
At this time the President is often obliged
to call into council the Governors of States,
and if I am called upon, I shall see to it
that Kansas has a voice at Washington.
I shall put forth every exertion to give aid
and comfort to our brothers who have gone
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to the field of battle, and see to it that they time and places,
receive proper attention in the way of Sec. 2. The v
clothing, arms, pay, and promotion,
Why, my friends, have you observed it ?
Of all those brave men who gave Kansas
undying honor at Springfield, I don't know
one who has been promoted. Three Cap
tains of the regular army have been made
Colonels, one Major, and one Captain of the
regular army who was not in the fight,
but remained to guard the town of Spring
field have been made Brigadier Generals,
lneso promotions were undoubtedly mer
ited but why have our Kansas braves been
overlooked? Not because the President
does not appreciate their scrvitw. 1 ;a
because wo have not done our duty at
home ; it is because we have been quarrel
ling at home. If we had given the matter
as much attention as we have our personal
difficulties, the thing would not have hap
pened. Every private who is fit should
have been made a corporal or sergeant, and
corporals, sergeants, lieutenants, captains,
majors, lieutenant-colonels, and colonels,
should have been promoted according to
merit. If we do our duty here, every
brave and true soldier, private or nfiWr
will be rewarded for his valor.
The men of the First Kansas Regiment,
of the Second Kansas regiment, of the
Home Guard and Lane Brigade, your fight
ing men, with whom I have snent mnst nf
my time since the war began, trying to
make myself useful, will be satisfied, I
trust, with my nomination. They can feel
and trust that when they go forth to battle
I will claim appropriate laurels of recogni
tion in tho shape of promotions for every
act of heroism they display.
I shall take great pleasure in co-operating
with every good man in the State to see
that the honor of Kansas is maintained,
that our homes aro protected from invasion,
aud that the Government is handed down
to posterity as our fathers gave it to us.
If, fellow citizens, I am unable to visit
you again during this canvass, I have only
to say that the verdict of the people, what
ever it may be, will be acceptable to myself.
Commissioners, one County Clerk, one
County Treasurer, one Register of DcSds,
one County Surveyor and one County As
An election for the permanent location of
the State Capital, will be held at the same
In accordance with the provisions of the
Constitution and :1a us of the State, an elec
tion will be held on the FIFTH day of
NOVEMBER next, for the election f the
following officers, to-wit:
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE STATE LEGIS
1st District, Doniphan County four mem
bers. 2d District, Atchison and Brown Counties,
3d District, Nemaha, Washington and
Marshal Counties, two members.
4th District, Clay, Riley and Pottawatto-
mie Counties, four members.
5th District, Dickinson. Davis and Wa-
baunsee Counties, three members.
6th District, Shawnee, Jackson and Jeffer
son Counties, eight members.
7th District, Leavenworth County, nine
Sth District, Douglas, Johnson and Wyan-
, uou uounues, unrreen memDcrs.
9th District, Miami, Linn and Bourbon
Counties, nine members.
10th District, Allen, Anderson and Frank
lin Counties, six members.
11th District, Woodson and Madison Coun
ties, two members.
12th District, Coffey, Osngo and Brccken
ridge Counties, six members.
13th District, Morris, Chase and Butler
Connties, two members.
14th District, Arrapahoe, Godfrey, Hunter,
Greenwood, Wilson, Dorn and McGec
Counties, one member.
TO FILL VACANCIES IN THE SENATE,
2d District, two Senators, in place of II. R.
Dutton, appointed treasurer, and J. A.
Martin, appointed to officeunderthe Fed
4th District, one Senator, in place of S. D.
Houston, appointed to office by the Pres
ident of the United States.
Cth District, one Senator, in place of H. W.
Farnsworth, appointed to office.
8th District, one Senator, in place of Josiah
Miller, appointed to office.
9th District, one Senator, in place of J. C.
Burnett, appointed to office.
10th District, one Senator, in place of P. P.
Wilder, appointed to office.
State Treasurer, in place of Wm. Tholen,
who failed to qualify.
Attorney General, in place of B. F.
Fifth District, Osage, Coffey, Woodson,
Greenwood, Madison, Breckenridge, Morris,
Chase, Butler and Hunter Counties, a
District Judge, in place of O. J3. Learn ard,
absent from the State.
A District Attorney will be elected for
each Judicial District ia the State, who
shall hold his office for two years.
There will be elected, in each county,
one Sheriff, one Coroner, three County
Sec. 2. Ihe voting at said election shall
be by ballot, and on each ballot shall be
written or printed the words, " For Stale
Capital" and the name of the place voted
Sec. 3. 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 election laws of the State,
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, Ai ti
de thirteen, of the Constitution, as publish
ed by the Secretary of State, The election
rto be governed, and returns made, in all re
spects, in accordance with tho laws pertain
ing to election of Representatives. The
ballots used shall bo written or printed, as
follows : " For amendment of Secinn snn.
en, At tide thirteen," or, (l Againbt amend
ment of Section seven, Article thirteen,'1 as
the case may be.
At the same time nud places, a vote will
bo taken for or against the Banking Law,
as published by the Secretary of State. The
ballots used.shall be written or printed, as
ioliows: " I'or JSanking Laic, or,
"Against Banking Laic" as the case may
be ; and the returns shall be made in ac
cordance with the election law of this State.
The Election Law 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
oral 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 copy
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 morning,
and closed at six in the evening of the same
Given under my hand and the great seal
of the State, at Topcka, this 30th day of
September, A. D. 18G1.
By the Governor,
J. W. ROBINSON, Sec'y of State.
LAlO. MEN HUNTED FROJI
Til El R HOMES.
In his recent speech at Columbus, Ohio,
Andrew Johnson thus describes the horrors
of secession in Tennessee :
" While yet beseeching them to act upon
their own doctrine, and let us alone, the
hoofs of their cavalry were indenting our
plains, and the tramp of their troops were
about our homes ! And yet there are those
who set up the puling cry, ' Let there be
no coercion !" What, a secessionist de
claring against coercion ! Why, God bless
you, frieiids, they never got anything except
by coercion. They coerced Tennessee,
Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia out of the
Union. They attempted it in Maryland
the Government stopped it ; they are now
attempting it in Kentucky, and there the
people will stop it. Their whole career has
been of coercion, of outrage, blasphemy and
crime. Detachments of their myraidions,
who were sent, as they said, ' to protect us
from the despotism of Abe Lincoln, would
pass through our country, in Tennessee, on
"As they went they saw the flag of our
country the glorious old Stars and Stripes,
floating from the gable of an humble school
house, where the little boys had placed it
as an emblem of their pure and dawning
love for the Union. What did these mis
creants do ? They stopped their train, and
with hooting and ribaldry, with menaces
and execrations, and blasphemy, they tore
it from the children and trampled it in the
mire! They would enter private houses,
and under pretence of seeking for ammuni
tion, would rummage drawers and desks,
robbing the family of tho money, and the
females of their jewels and heir looms.
They would order their meals and lodgings
in tones of insolence and in terms ot insult
They would feed their horses with waste
fulness, and scatter the food recklessly on
the ground. And after eating to the fill of
their insatiate appetites, and noting and
rumaging they would mount, and with
oaths and obscenity, would tell the family
to charge it all to Jeff Davis. And this,
my friends, is secession.
"They came into my own county; they
called at my house. Some of their number
came forwarded and demanded of my fam
ily whether I was at borne, saying that if
I was they had come- to take me and bang
me. rieasant intelligence this, for gentle
men to communicate to wife and children !
But my daughter, indignant at their con
duct, said, 'No, my father is not at horsey
he is absent in another county, where Jte is
making a speech for the Union; and this I
presume you knew, or your cowardly crew
would not havo dared to show themselves
at this house." They then sullenly with
drew. As they passed on through tho
neighborhood they came upon the house of
a Union family; the husband was not at
home, but his wife, a stout hearted woman.
had her Uuion flag at the gato post They
insolently commanded her to remove it;
she would not. They attempted to seize it;
thoy struggled for it, hut sho kept her flag.
They then went into the woods, cut a
hickory withe, and returning, scourged her
person with it.
"This, my friends, is secession, and these
are the men you aro to compromise with.
Some of these same demons five of them
fiends in human shape, stopped at the houso
of a man named Markham, who, seeing them
approach, and fearing insult and outrago to
himself, if he remained, and thinking that
they would not be so likely to provoke a
quarrel with the family if he were not pres
ent, took his rifle from its resting placo and
retired unobserved by them, into a little
thicket hard by the house, in order to bo at
hand in case they offered any abuse to his
family. He had an amiable wife and two
daughters. The youngest a girl of about
twelve years, and the othex just blooming
into womanhood, about sixtccu, as bcautifnl
as the morning and as pure as the dewdrop.
The secessionists entered and insolently de
manded dinner for themselves and feed for
their horses. The wife told them thcro was
the crib and the fodder, and they would give
them their dinner. They took tho hay and
the corn and scattered it about tho ground.
and ordered the ladies to hasten their
" In due time the meal was prepared and
soon eagerly devoured. After satisfying
their appetites at the table, thoy began to
address rude remarks to the wife and daugh
ters. One attempted to make love to tho
young lady, when her young 6isicr seized
the tin horn or trumpet, which is kept in
almost all rural homesteads to make a sum
mons to dinner or sound an alarm to tho
neighbors in case of an accident, sprang to
tho door and blew a blast. At this the hell
ish demon turned, drew a pistol from his
girdle, fired a bullet through her brain, and
with one wild shriek she fell in agonizing
death at the feet of her screaming mother.
The blast, the shot, tho shriek and scream,
pierced the ear of the waiting father. Ho
sprang from his retreat he stood at tho
door one glance revealed all : and taking
deliberate aim, he sent his rifle's bullet
straight through the villain's heart ! The
other four, alarmed at the trumpet blast and
knowing that the whole neighborhood would
soon be upon them, mounted their horses
and fled. The outraged father finding them
beyond his reach, turning to where the slay
er of his little daughter lay, seized his axo
and cut his brutal body into quarters and
threw them out as only fit for the dogs to
Such, my friends, is secession at home.
It is robbery, rapine and murder; audit is
marching towards you. You must arm for
your own defense. These things occurred
not in a remote country, but right over thcro
in Tennessee. I seem even yet to hear tho
shriek that went up from that yonng and in
nocent heart, as it took leave of life, so wild,
so clear, so agonizing, that even angelic
spirits might come to listen nnd avenge !
Will you not, then, rush to tho support of
your country, from the reign of terror that
has no parallel in the history of civilized
WU.1T DOES IT MEAN f
The Richmond Whig thus comments
upon the situation of things away down in
the C. S, A. It desires to conquer an hon
orable and lasting peace, and says :
" We have never heard of any plan sug
gested for effecting this desirable alteration
short of carrying the war into the enemy's
country. While we stand on the defensivo
and the enemy is entrenched on thi3 side of
the Potomac, it is impossible for us to do
stroy his supremacy at sea, or prevent hi3
predatory incursions on our coast. We aro
subjected to all the disadvantages of a de
fensive war of indefinite duration, or of a
peace dictated by the enemy. Tho possi
bility of our success is not within the rango
of accident To prevent our subjugation or
extermination is all we can hope for.
We have no skill in strategy, and know
nothing of the means at the command of
our Generals ; but if this is all that is left
to us, we had as well be looking out for
terms of submission, and the sooner tho
better. An endless war which affords no
opportunity for either victory or revenge,
is a bootless undertaking.
The Southern people, who have offered
themselves and their all for the prosecution
of this war, and who have reposed implicit
confidence in the men entrusted with its
conduct, have looked for something better.
It is not to be disguised that a sense of un
easiness and distrust is gradually supplant
ing that generous confidence."
3T In the Missouri State Convention, s
memorial was received from the United
States Grand Jury, requesting tho Con
vention to declare all the county offices
vacant which have bee filled by persons
known to be in any manser- disloyal to tho
United States Gbvernei ad wch va
cancies to be filled by appoifttaeatt by th