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ST. CUA.TrvnVIT,LE,ttIOvOCT. 10, 1802
Vol. 2, No. or.
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Attorney at Law,
MARTIN'S FURRY, BEL. CO. O.
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D. D. T. COWEN,
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THE BATTLES of CORINTH
The Enemy in Superior Force.
Vigorous Attack on our Lines.
Splendid Conduct of our Troops.
Splendid Conduct of our Troops. The Battles of Friday and Saturday
[Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette.]
CORINTH. MISS, Oct. 4—11 P. M.
1 tuku a lute minuU'S t'lom nloop to f(ive
your rttutiurn i'uw of llio ilolails of iho two
dtty'a Battlo of Corintli, whieli has JtiHt clon
ed by a rupulso of tho retola with greut
Ions. , .
In po-fttcript to my Inst, yoHterday mnrn
iitR, winch will reach ynawi h this, 1 ntulcd
that the rebulri woro advancing in force, and
that we where ortlured out. 1 now learn
that- lTioe, with Villipigue, Van Worn and
Hreckinrnliro., wore coininff in UDon us It7
way of Ripely and the Momphis & Charles
ton Railroad; that in, from the West instead
ot tho uontliwcnt, as I had intimated. On
tho morning of tho 2d thoy reached the rail
road, botween this and Jackson, just alter
the froisht train nassed down. Thin wu
about oiht miles north, of Corinth... They
aostroyca tno railroad, and tno passenger
train came down to tho break, and returned
to Jackson, In the meantime, their main
force took position on both sides of the
Memphis and Charleston Railroad, the
most of them on the north side of the road.
THE FIRST FIGHT
Occurred on the south side of the railrnsA
on the morning of the 3d, about two 'or two
and a half miles west nf Corinth. . Th
Sixth Division, Gen. MoArthur, was posted
there, and hotly contested the nosifion until
eleven or twelve o'clock, when it was obliged
by overpowering number- to yield short
uisiaitce. ,i . . i
THE FIRST FIGHT GEN. DAVIES' DIVISION ENGAGED.
About sunrise Gon.Davich' Divixion march.
ed in splondid style tVom their camps,
in tho direction of Corinth. A tltr Innrnn.
eu, me ariitiery oi uen. McArthur was
I . L .til t
plainly beard, nnlonly served to quicken
their pace. Passine through fWinth. this
uirituon passca out on tne noitn side ot the
Memphis & Chnrloston Hitilroad, and ad
vanced along it until within about three
quarters of a mile of Gen. MoArlhur's posi
tion on tho left. Hore the division Was
placed in position behind the breastworks
which the rebels had built no-ninst m
The extreme left was held by the Slst Ohio,
wxt to which was the 12th Illinois, and on
ine ngnc or uie i-tn the Uth Illinois. As
the left was going into position, the robels
were discovered filing along the otttor edge
Of the abattis. a few imnrlrnrl vntvla .liutntit
1 bey knew txtctly whore to stop, for they
quietly took up position opposite the angle
of the breastworks.vhcre we had two piecos
of artillery; 60 the lnlWwKioh wwthe ttlet
Ohio. The angle was nearly a right sngle,
and thoir battery was postod so as to rake
tho trenches on the left of our cannon. At
the same time they extended thoir lines a
Uttle turthor to our Tight. While this was
going on, thero was a slight' crackling of
skirmishing shots, as a rebel would-oocasion-ally
show himself. ..
FIERY MARCH OF A REBEL BRIGADE.
While this wa.i beintr done, there antmnr-
ed away to the left ot us, and nearly in
front, a whole rebel brigade, with three or
four flags flying, marching across a field of
several hundred yards width. They ap
peared to have been ineo'umn by regiment,
and to have moved by left flank,- still in
three lines. As soon as our men had sntit
fied their auriosity by this unlooked-for dis
play ot force, they opened fire, although it
was almost certainly ttoyond range. At the
saino time our two gum were directed to
ward them with sholl. The very first shell
burst at the feet of a color-bearer, ' and
brought the emblem ' to the ground. 1m
modiately they took the double-aiiiok in
groat confusion, in the direction of the
woods, which, boing gained, they wore 00inL
parutivcly safe. ' - '' '
FIRE IN EARNEST.
It was not lone until thev worn readv. and
their hated banners wore to be seen in the
edge of the woods. Their , artillery mow
opened, but fortunately tor the highty-first
Ohio, which was exposed to a raking fire
from it, they missed our range, the ouunis-
tcr ana rouuu snot passing a taw teet m toe
rear. U'jr whole line was now hotly ert-
. It soon bocatuo evident that they
were pressing most upon the right of Gen.
Ugleaby brigade, where the 9th and 12th
Illinois were engaged. .. Their line of battle
being V-shaped, concentrated thoir fire up
on mat part, ine aruuory was greatly ex
posed ; yet while most of the homes were
killed, the men continued to fire. ..niowint
aown tne reoei ranks. . steadily through
all this the enemy came right on. Gen.
Ogleaby, at last seeing that we were out
numbered, ordoied ua to fall back. One of
tho two cuus was hauled awav bv hand
the other bad to be left, as well as the cais
sons, there being do horses to haul them
away. J. he order to tail back was not heard
by the left regiment,, and they continued
their firo until they found themselves do-
sorted entirely on the right, and even then
tbey left the trenches a company at a time,
from right to left. When the left coqipany
started backward, tne rebels bad got over
i ne works on tne,ngnt, put tucy were too
badly cut ud to pursue their temnorarv sua-
ooiis. J he brigade retiree) halt a mile, and
U.. .-.1 - 1- I f J . . .
UUIU.-U tuw uiiuuLBs to lorto aua rest, j
., - OUR WUOL MNS KAJ.LS BACK. ,
' About the same time our whole division
full back, aud took position anew ou a com
manding rklgo. Hut tho rebels who esouied
determined to gain our right flank, went on
toward tho right, only stopping to give ua a
severe shelling for an bosr. Our batteries
replied with olluut, and UuaUy.auoooe'ded in
nlobeiutf theirs. a. ', n tm .t-.v, i ,.!,) ,
THE LAST FIGHTS OF THE DAY—REBEL REPULSE.
i .. . TOjSaEn..t . ,
As thoy still ..wore, .moving toward our
right, we changed ponuiou luicordingly , and
formed line of battlo with tne' right renting
nearly on the Mobile aud Ohio' railroad.
When all was ready the infantry opened fire
with tremendous effuot Sharper and sharp
er the fire beoaina until the new lines wore
nearly together, lion, ilaokelman,' com
maoding tho 1st brigade, Gun. Davie' di
vision, here fell, lie had boon ridpa up
hd down his linos', and was shoUtliig out a
command wheu a bull entered bis aeok, and
bo fell mortally wntisded. Ho died about
ten o'clock at night.
GRAND CHARCE OF THE WHOLE LINE—GEN.
. Gen. Puvios now ordered a charge of the
whole hue. At once, wilb gleaming bayi
n, ts and Hying banners, the Hue advanced.
No sooner did thu rebels sue usooming tlvan
their Hue began to waver. Then, such a
cheer ai'oso from our bruvo boys as terrified
tbu tee, a.id we huw their backs turned to
wurd us. Wildly wu yelled us we pressed
upon mum, nriiig as wo advanced. ; Uen.
Oulesbv vnA wild tvit.lt ilnliuht. Hrt oa.1.
loped along tho line cheering the men, and
laughing in the greatest oostacy at the
splendid work ot his brigade.
Poor man, ho was checked sadly. A
Jtliuio bull passed through his left side, in
flicting a wound that was feared would
prove mortal. Ho- is bettor to-day, and
thpre are strong hopes of his recovery.
The fight wus now endad. Tba infantry
wi's withdiawn, and as the rebels attempted
w ioiiow, iney were checked by our artil
lery. From this there was no more fight
ing. lioth armies were worn out. Time
was wanted to chungo position and rest for
lo-morrow. , , , ,. ,
I tnuH bo very brief with this, as 'my
tune is limited. It opened by tho rebels,
jrtst before daylight, attempting to shell the
town. Thoy threw several shells with great
accuracy, put they killed but one man and
injured slightly the Corinth and Tishomin
go Hospital. We replied with siege guns,
but the credit of silencing thoir battery ef
fectually, 1 e'ongs to the sharp-shooters.
1 hey actually killed all their horses, cap
tured the battery of six guns, with the Cap
tain, and hauled thoin by hand to our lines.
END OF THE ATTACK ON CORINTH—
About ten o'clock the rebels suddenly re
appeared iu great force, this tiiuo on the
east side of the Mobile and Ohio, and with
in a Quarter of a mile llfCnrinth in iilein
viow of the town. It was a most rash un
dertaking vet thoy marched up to a re
doubt of ours, Bpiked one of the guns, and
tried to hold their position, but it was im
possible. Our banners advanced, and they
were driven buck with loss. Ae-ain thv
attempted, and again were driven back, al
though they came within a few feet of Gen
eral ltosocraus' boudquartors. At the same
time they attacked strongly the redoubt on
the west side of the railroad and took it,
but only for a moment. Gen. Stanley's
tine brigade 27th, 39th, 43d and 03d Obio
Regiments in this their flint anonirnninnt
of importance, covered themselves with
lory, advanced upon them and drove them
ack. TIlodlT W:u nnw lnuf. 'Tho, -ullu
fled leaving us their killed and wounded.
have written this last dav'a fiuhr an in.
completely, that I must write it again in
Buuiu tuiure letter.
THE KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE 43
OHIO AT CORINTH.
The following is a'ist of killed and wound
in the 43d Ohio Regiment at Corinth, so
far as received: ' 1
'"Col. J. L.' Kirby Smith, severely wound
ed in the face; Adjutant Ch is. K. Hoylo,
killed; Capt. J ,oob M. Spangler, of Bell
aire, this county, mortally wounded; Capt
Samuel Swilhouse,, woundod; Liout Mc
Laren, wounded; Liout. A. Ilorn, woundod.
Letter from Orpheus C. Kerr.
VENERABLE GAMMON ON THE WAR.
Editor T. T. : Sotno enthusiasm was
excited here in tho early part of the week,
my boy, by the return of the Venerable
Gammon from a visit to his aged family at
iuiigvniB, wuttner ne goes regularly onoe a
month for tho benefit of the gAcaoinilitnhanfi.
of the.press. A great blessing is the Ven
erable Gammon, to the palladium of liber
ties, my boy ; for no sooner dooa our army
cnase to change its baso ot operations,- and
do other things calculated to make the wal
interesting and lengthy, than he pulls out
his ruffles, sighs frequently, and melts away
to Mugvillo. ' Then all the sagaoious press
ohaps rush to tho telegraph office and flash
feverish paragraphs in the intelligent morn
ing journals: "Highly important Sudden
departure of the Venerable Guminon for
Mugville to attend the deathbed of a rela
tive liulioved in military circles that this
indicates a ohango in the Cabinet Border
States delegation has again waited on the
President More vigorous policy needed."
. Whorcupou the editors of all the intelli
gent morning journals ecstatically print the
paragraphs, afhxing to them : "Note by tho
Editor. Washington is a town in thu to.
called District of Columbia situated on tbe
rotors ao. ,,; We infer from , our 'correspon
dent's dispatch that it baa not yot been
taken by the rebels." , , - , j . ,
Amerioan journalism, my boy, in present
ing a vast amount of matter daily, is emi
nently calculated to imprest the youthful
brain with, a keen sense of what a wide dis
tinction there is between Miud and Matter.
Immediately on the return of, the Vener
able Gammon he commenced saying things
which made all the rest of mankind seem
like withered children in pompariaon with
him. j He was beaming genially on Uie
throng at Willurd's, and rays I to him :
"It would appear," niy beloved iiifer
Ittritt, that military matters are not quite
as interesting as a woman with a headaohe
Tho Venerable Gunmon pitied my youth,
and waved his hand fatly bv way ot a silent
blessing to all the world. "Military atlairs,
says he, elTulgontly, "like metaphysics.
Military affairs," Bays the Venerable Gam
'mon, bonignuntly, "are like that whtoh we
do not understand thoy duty onr eompro-
tllenibinn and Mltnnrnbnnd nur rfoftflnmt. M '
Then all the Congressmen looked at each
other, as much as to say the Union is saved
at last ; and I felt like a babe in the presence
or tne great norioinotn oi tne Boriprures.
How the Venerable Gammon', has oAn.
thing a' all to do with this war, I can't find
out, my boy : but when the . affcotionnte
Dopulaue learned that the Yenorab'
iuou had returned from ' Mui: villa.
swarmed around his carriage, and entreated
mm euuer to spit upon mem or save tnom
from stow decav bv a sneoob. It waa then iha
Venorablo man raised his hand iu soothing
bcnediptiia, And, Sayl ho : : .
"My fi lends, you arc young yet, and nave
mil un to loara couboruing war. I, can oul
- I. . . J I
say to you, my friend, that
all goes well
with Mr. MuClulrnn ; and if you will only
hasten to fill up old regiments, rates a few
new ones, and go yodrsolvas, the advance
iion Hichtnond may ooininonce at our
The most enthusiastic cheering followed
this comforting speech of the Venerable
G.iinm n, and six ecstatic chaps immediate
ly offered to volunteer as Major GoncriiK
. Shall w presume to talk of drafting, my
boyr when thero is such readiness no the
part of the poople to lead the troops? I
think not, my oy, I think not , Let the
draft bo protested-.
Ou Wednesday I ksain took a trip to Paris
aocompaoiod by my francoqd dog Bologna,
and found upon reaching that city that the
MaAerel Brigade bad built itself a theatre,
after the manner of Drury Lane, and was
about to partake jof the rich intellectual
drama. This chattel tcarple might possibly
bo taken for a oow shed, my boy, by those
who are not conversant with architecture in
one story. It occupies a spot whiuh has
been risinc rrmunil nvAr atnne the. MuckcroU
commenced to (lit- treaohos around it. and
the front door is so spacious that you have
to go all around the building to und where
it stops opening. The scats are similar to
those which are suposcd to hare been so
popular with the Count de Grasse, and the
is exquisitely extemporized from sever-
al flour barrels, with a curtain created from
flannol petticoats recently belonging to
wife of the Southern Confuduiaey.
Passing over all interroning eveuts, my
boy, let me direct your special attcntiou to j
tho night we celebrated, when I found my-
nun occupying a dox t,previousjy used lor
otackers) in the temple of the Muses, iur-
rounded by uniforms and dazzled by
glitter of the shovels worn bv the tnilitarv
oolebritics prasent, Iu a box (marked
'nerm Candid First quality" j on my j
I noticed a number of distinimishcd
persons, whom I did ndt know, and to the
left were grouped several celebrated visitors
with whom I was not acquainted. The
stage itself realized numerous brilliant foot-
lights in the way of bottles containing gor-
geous tallow dips ; and when tbe orchestra
brought out his key bugle and struck up the
marual strain of "I want to be an Angel,
mure mu a dry eye in tho house.
(Make a note of this last unparallcd fuct,
tuy boy j for you, nor any other mortal man,
ever heard of its occurrence before..
The curtain having been takon down by a
gentleman who had forgotten to wash him-
self when the wash-stand went round last
time, the play oouituuuood ; aad I found it
THE UNION AS IT WAS.
A HIGH MORAL DRAMA, IN ONE ACT.
By Caphiiiy VUltam Brown, Eskrvt're,
llio plot of f Mi amtrable work is very
simple, my boy, and appeals to those senti
ments of the human heart which affect the
liver. Tho scene is laid in Washington.
where it has berp fWoehtly seon, - and the.
Alirehem, rlare the Sssith,
Touch not a .iiiftle .level
. Nor e'en liy word of mnuth
Oilurb the thing we rrnve.
Twne our forefather.- hand
i Tluu Hlavery lieitot t
. There, Alirnhaiii. let it Rtnnd,
Thine Act. thall harm it not.
At the conclusion of this spirited national
anthem, tho border State ohaps who have
boon singing it are invited to have another
interview with the Prosidcnt, who bus only
seen them twice the same morning. As
thoy pass out, the celebrated Miss Columbia
appears, wrapt in doep thought and thu
American flag, and reading the twenty-third
pi nclainntion for the current month. She
asks her heart if eh is indeed divorced if
her once happy Union is indeed.broken; and
as her heart refuses to answer any suchoom
mon question, a doubt is allowed to remain
in the bosom, of the spectator. . In deep
aiony she kneels at the monument of Wash
ington and softly slugs "Hail Columbia,"
wbilo tho Southern Confederacy, who have
Just arrived, prooeeds to plant batteries all
around hor, assisted in the work by reliable
contrabands, 1 After somo moments snout in
prayor for the -repose of Secretary V olios,
Columbia discovers her surroundings, and is
about to make a faint, when the spirit of
Napoleon appears, and he tolls her that she
has nothing to fear, as bets about to change
his base ot operations and tuke Richmond.
Ho tells her that he would have taken it
long before but for the Tribune. This is a
very fine scone very fine. The spirit of
MatJOleon then Drooeeds to Diok un every
thing he can find and throw it over to the
Southern Confederacy, at the same titno
swinging himself around so that bis loft fist
may lie presented to the enemy instead ot
his right, only pausing long enough to drive
back a reliable contraband who has started
to desert to him. Matters are progressing
admirably, and the Confederacy his only
planted twenty-four more batteries around
Columbia, when the conservative chorus
ooraes tearing back to the scene, with the
now that the BseeaAattt haa dote rut load to
Day for all tho smnaway slaves in postage
stamps I This splendid stroke of policy so
completely staggers the Confederacy, that
ne only vreow tuiriy-iwo more uatieries, aou
acknowledges that his back bone is broken.
Strange to say, Columbia still labors under
the delusion thai she is in danger ; but is
finally reassured by the spirit of Napoleon,
who convinces her that all is going well, and
oomuienoes to dig a hole. Columbia csks :
' W beretora tbu digging I lo which the
response ist tr.;:.'
- "Our Uiikm in ft. broken atale '
; . Ie dicord lo Uie eoul i
And therefore we are difrgina here,
l l To make the Union hole I " '
" The digging proceeds until tho spirit of
ixapoicon is sun a aeop into ineeartn, wnon
the Southern Confedefasy deliberately steps
over tha bole and oantures Washington, at
the same time ordering Columbia to black
his boots. Columbia would be utterly bereft
of hope atjthtsturn of affairs bat for the
cheerful oonojuot ofthe Conservative Chorus,
who bid 'her rejoice that the good old times
have come again, Columbia then remembers
thstabe did indeed black the boots of thoOon
federaoy in the good old times, and it sud
denly flashes upon her that the Union is in
truth restored r it tots. A brilliant blue
light is throws oribn the soens, and as the
curtain tails; the Conservative Chorus are
seen in the act of taking all the- credit to
themselves, and indignantly refusing to pay
their war taxes. .:-
This affecting drama of real life was play
ed entirelv bv gifted Mackerels, mv bov.tho
one who acted Columbia boing itossessud of
It-vorse as wusioai as inai wuiuu suiucuuieu.
comes from between the teeth of a new saw.
a When the last round of npplaute had sub-'
and I was leaving the fhealer, I came
ipon ihedrnmati't, Captain Villiain Brown, '
who appeared to be waiting to hear what I
.w raj tiMii inn miri. cayn e vj linn:
en. my versatile r.unpiuc", vour play
resemnies tne bettor dramas ot .
iinniiiuei, as it. is an tfieoa to me.
"Ah I" says Villiam, hastily assuming
the attitude in which 8hakpeare generally
apiears in his pictures, "Do I remind you
forcibly of tho bird of Avon 1"
"Yes," says I kindly, "yon might easily
be taken for Khakspea,- after dark."
As I turned to leave hut;, my boy, I could
not noip thinking how often the world will
call a man a "second" Ho-and ro long More
ho has anything like oommenacd to be the
first oven. yours, doubtingly,
s I to him: j
, rour play
ORPHEUS C. KERR.
What the Wheeling Intelligencer has
to say about the Butternut Gathering
at St. Clairsville.
[From the Intelligencer. of Friday
THE BUTERNUT MEETING AT ST. CLAIRSVILLE.
In company with several nf our citizens
wn went over the rivor on Weltics,hy last,
to St. Cluirsville, to sen and hear the pre
stige occdings of what is Union anions: Union
jlieoplo as a Butternut meeting, or, as such
jiujotings call th?intelves, a Dfinocratic 1
meeting. The Hon. Jhu 8. Curlilo was!,,,l!n
among tho invited r-pcukcr, but was not on
hand, being reluctant'' detained a the'
chairman announced, at hj home. So-i'ed 1
on mo xpcuKcr s stand wis-tno clitor of tne
Wheeling Press and several other distin
the'guished gentlemen. Win. Kunnon was
made Chairman of the nteetinir. lit in-
Ho first introduced the candidate Tor Con
right, 'grew, Mr. White, a lawyer of ('mnl.ri.hro
Itroduoed tbe two speakers of the oceason.
Guernsey county. His intra luction was
short, but as Buttcrnutish asa Butternut
could well desire. Ho alluded to the- lr-
lident of the United Suites contemptuously,
as Lincoln, and the war as an Abolition war,
land sat down without saying a single word
in the slightest dogreo durogatory to Jcffor-
son Davis or his Confederacy.
Mr. White, the candidate, was led for
wurdat the clo.-eof the introduction and put
in position before thu crowd, which num
bered as near as we could calculate nliout
two hundred and fifty people,
and children. iMr. W hito gc
got In insult un
der way by making the remarks upon tho!
state ofthe country common to all seakers
these times. He observed that thecouuirv
was in trouble that a war was raging
that prosperity bad given way to adver
sity which was all true enough .aeid all
well enough known. He ihou piocoedud to
say that he) was a candidate for Congress
remit Job? A. Binhim, aud that he
should tell, the people his principles and
next compare- mem wuu most) ot his odmo
nont. His Wineiplus he said were those of
tho "good OM Ueiuocrallo party the par
ty oi jdiiorsuu tno party mat una so long
an so auvanirtgeou-siy aumiiusiered thu
Eovcrnmcnt. Thev wore conservative nrin.
triples and opposed to all fanaticism aud
radicalism, tie went iu tor "the Constitu
tion as it is and the Union as it was. ' '
If tho roudur undeistands from this what
wore the principles of Mr. White, he en
joys an advantage over the writer of this ar
tide. W e could not hut think of the man's
creed who, wheu uskud what he believed in
tho matter ot religion, said he "behoved
what his church behoved." "And what
docs your church believe?" asked his inter
rogator. "The church believes what I do,"
answered tho man. "And what do and the
church both believe, then?" still asked tho
qunstiouer. "Wo both bcl-evo alike."
Just so it was with .'lr. tv Lite. The
principles of thu Democratic party woro bis
triiiciples, aud bis were the party's aud
10th of them wero the primil of Jeffer
son. Both ho and tho party were opposed
to abolitionists, and bolicvud in "the Con
stitution us it is ami tho Union ns it was."
After l his confession of faith, Mr. While
want into Mr. Bingham. Bingham was 51 n
Abolitionist not a Republican. For lie
publicans -ortho were coiiforvative, Mr.
White had charity. Ho meant to spare
them, but it was such follows as Bingham
ho was after. And so he snoko on tha sub
ject of Bingham for, we should say, about
two hours, in tins tune much w is said
about negro equuli'.y, with here and there
at great intervals a sentence about the war.
We noted tho fnct. that twice in the course
of hit specuh M White used the word in
famous in speaking ot tho rebellion, but it
sounded strangely in connection with the
drift nf his speech. His argument wu-itliat
the Abolitionists such men as Biughaiu
brought on the war: that it wus uut the
Southern poople. Ho gavo what bo culled
a history of the rise and progress of aboli
tionism. Tho progress of it was what had
done tho work. At its door tbe sin of the
war lay. Aud tho abolitionists wore now at
work trying tp level down the white uiuu to
tho crado of the negro.
This was tho burden and refrain of Mr.
White's speech. And this was what made
his allusion to the rubols as "infamous,"
sound stranso. Tho animus of tba siu e.Ji
was all favorable to the rebels. They hadn't
brought nn the war: Abolitionists had.
Tbe abolitionists were lnlumous fordoimrso.
and the rebels wore infamous for protecting
thoir rights. We couldn't see it.
: We noticed this additional fact during
the speech, that not a single allusion at all
derogatory to the rebels in tbe whole course
of it was applaudod by the audience. It
was his denunciations of Bingham and the
Abolitionists that . were applauded. How
could the audionuo applaud anything said
against the rubols wbun the rebels had been
forced into the war tor thoir riphts? In not
applauding wo thought the audience show
ed both a taate and sincerity that ought to
have rebnkod tho speaker.
After Mr.' White was through, the Chair
man introduced Mr. Stambangh, of Tusca
rawas countytu He was introduced asa "re
formed sinner" as 'One who had loft the
Abolitionists and come out on tho right
side. Mr. Stambaugh waslutuly Secretary
ot the Union State Convention, as wo un
derstood the announcement of tho Chair,
but had bcoomo disgusted with the party at
the Convention which uoiuinated Mr. Bing
ham, because, especially, they .nominated
Mr. Bingham. , -.
Union men in St. ClairsviUe told us that
the soorot of his disgust was that be had
been tiyiog to get nominated for souiu of-
lieu uiuieult, buiuiuvusun faKfu pcrifr
jcourso we do not rrefend to report its pro
two 00l,''inK. We only desire to give a speei
tbe of tho spirit that pervaded it. And
,,ie specimen above given is fair, as the
Butternuts themselves will say.' Wo wont
to the mooting as a curiosity. We desired
what is known M s prnreiirn? politician-billed,
that he had bt-on "everything by times and
enfly by. - "They" aW tstr4- that he was
Htambaugh was a much better speaker
than White in point ot readim-. but tho
eubject matter of the feech was low and
vulgor. "Nigger equality" was its begin
)." mng, middle and end. He drew pictures
Ktambaugh was a much better sncaker
msii line- in rnni OI reatliniHIS. but the
"ing, mtuuie ana cni. lie drew pictures
'of what tho aliolitionists were aiming at
and told how tbcirdesign was to have white
women marr ing niggers and "niirgers as
black as the aoe of spades elbowing fair
'ronng girls around to parties." Like
White be took the ground that the war was
all owing to the abolitionists, and the South
era people bad been a down trodden and
Tbe reader may wonder, as we did, be
....... ., I,.., tmi-ij ern in me Onion
i.nnvemions and who had called himodf i
lieiiublican nn to ths siimintrim nf n:.
ham, oould hold "ueh opinions about the
. , 1 l"" uoonomsts were the cause
of the war the cause was made operative
inron?n ine election ot llr. Lincoln, and
oiainiiaiign couia nave been a Ho.
publican puzzles us to imagine. We sap-
i,. ii mw; trim, in wm mtia, mat he is a
professional politician and has a grudge to
We have written at some length concern
ing tins meeting at Ht. Clairsvi e. Of
lor the hit tuna to see a me-finnf
sort. We dusirad to know what it is that
ails these people; what it is tbey propose to
uu hooui ine war. And we have to say, uf-
;.-r iisiemiiif imnentiy ana wcigiung all we
hoard with our best and most impartial
judgment, that weeotild arm luiikln. Km
hindrance, embarrassment and dii-loyalty to
i nn guvernini.-nt in an tuat was said and
done, yve t ilt certain tlmt a man could
nor oenevc tne things set forth at the St.
ClairsviUe meeting and have in his heart a
prayer for the success ot the war. A ml
the speakers and the people ofthe audience
wnn wnun we raiKcfl, deny the impeach
ment of disloyalty. They say that they are
loyal. II they are it is a strange thing.
iney propose nothing about the war. They
give it no help or encouragement in their
stweches. fcvery word said is calculated
only to make a man have a contempt for
?r'B'" and its objects. And after all
ni'-ir umiiiiiK; sou carving anout wriat has
oeeu and is doing hy the Government, they
have nothing to offer by wayof amendment.
1 ou say to ibem, "We grant for tho sake
01 argument, all vou suv about rh e
now whatdo you propose to do? We areiri
tne war, no odds who got us in; we must
conquer or the nation must eo to pieoes.
n naiooyou proposer- Their answer is
evasive and always unmeaning. Elect con
servative men to Ooniresa Mr. Whir m.i.t
srthe elrme oftiisTerwarh: -"-Wcrhhtrrt-wTiatT
i ua, win uie conservative men dor Ham
per the administration we suppose. Refuse
like Vallandigham, and he is the chief ofl
these so called conservatives, to vote a dol
lar to carry jm the war.
We warn tho Doonleover rhe rtvar wnncA
election is so near at hand, that the designs
01 niese people are only miscliiel. lou are
running a fearful risk in lending your sun-
Iirt. to iiiem. xueir success can be only
the success of tha rebels. Ask yourselves
whether, in the nature nf things, it can be
uiiviiinig ei.-e. iou xnow tnut the Uov
ernment is doing all that it can to put down
the rebellion. Vou know that the admin
istration of Mr. Lincoln for the time being
is the government. You cannot say tha.
you are for sustaining the Government nnd
yot for breaking d:wn the Administration.
The Government goes with it. Rest assur
ed of that. The stake is too awful to be
trifled with. You are risking everything.
lour liberties, just as sure as we address
you this warning, are trembling iu the bal
ance. Mon of Ohio, in a spYit only of tbe most
anxious patriotism, we entreat you to be
warned against these men. Read the
speeches ofthe noble refugees from the
South, such men as Brownlow of Tennessee,
Hamilton of Texas, and others known to
you all, and lay their warnings to your
heart. You know that they are not Aboli
tionists. You know that many of them are
slaveholders, and yet they are the ones,
chiefest and above all. who warn yon of
such men as are now getting up these St
A Slaveholder on Slavery.
At Cooper Institute, on Saturday even
ing, the Uev. Mr. Carter, of East Tennes
see, in the cnurso of his remarks, said :
1 ncvor had any hesitation 111 saying, at
home as well as here, that I regard the
Union of these States as of infinitely more
value than ull the negroes in America, aud
Africa, and Europe Therefore I have uni
formly said, that if in the progress of this
war it should become absolutely necessary
(.understand me) 111 order to save tins Uov
erninent that Slavery should die, in the
name of my insulted country, let it uerish.
I say, like a law-abiding citizen, I leave that
to the authorities ot this Iroverninent. .Bet
tor, (ar better, that that Institution and all
our comiiiercu, and all these vast cities ner-
ish in one common ruin, than that the flag
of our country oease to float in triuuinh from
tho lakes to the gulf, nnd from the Atlantic
to the Pacific ocean. Better, far bettor.thut
every nouso iu tne land be nllcd with mourn
ing than that this Government of our fath
ers should die in our day. But though I
am a slaveholder, did you suppose in look
ing at me did you do me-the great injustice
to lie Hove 1 loved a woolly beud more than
a father's hands? Did you suppose when
yonder mother gave hor son a sacrifice to
her country, that I oould not sacrifice the
work of my negroes to save my country?
Why, I had rather give them all away than
to have lost tor fifteen months the blessings
of a wifo's smiles and a child's caresses.
And yet not only have I suffered this for
fifteen long months, not only have I stood
month, after mouth .upon Cumberland
Mieantains, looking toward my natifo hills
iu the distanco, but I am willing to abide
my exile tor live long years, tor I1K1 itself,
rather than bow to treason.
Tin people who supp'irttftt Government
hy denouncing its measures, are those who
.'subduo the robola by sympathy with their
An Audience with the
[From a letter in the Philadelphia Press.]
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 1862.
There is but a small idea abroad of the
real mode of nerformina- rh nr.,;i tw
sines of the Government From a distance,
it seemsth.it the President and heads of
departments are like so many oracles, con- '
stantly surrounded by an almost impassable
u.incr, in, i.iy 10 00 consuitod by a fa
vored few. Lach is imagined to be dressed '
in fine clothes, seated on a throne ol state,
and being approached in tbe most abteot
manner by the half dozen who are admit
ted to his presence, talking to them with the
.me,U j igu LntU wslington it n-
.11,1 mo ttccrciary is visited, such an
impression prevails, but after tha suitor has
had bis mtemew U wallawr tfcinkin
what a nmny ho had been to believe any
thing ofthe sort
Since the rebellion began, the War De
partment has been the Mecca of nearly all
who bow at the shrine of power, and every
day hundreds of visitors enter its aVwrs.1
1 ho great majority stop on the lower floor,
their bnmes being with "the Adjutant
General, or Surgeon General, or Quarter
master General, or Chief Commissary, or
others ofthe subordinates. Very few as
cond the stairs to the holy of holies above
the Secretary s reception room and there
thoy aie again sifted; many ea'ling on the
clerks, or that gin al gentleman of most ar
bitrary authority, Mr. alandford, the Mili
tary Supervisor of Army Intelligence. A
air proportion, however, crossce the thresh
hold of -Mr. Stanton's audience chamber.
Wonderful as has been the business trans
acted there, still the room is ofths most or
dinary style. The floor is of plain boards,
the edge rounded, and tho nails shining
from the multitude that have passed over
them. It is a small place, about twenty
feet by sixteen. The walls aw of no descri
bable color, being, however, anything but
ornate. The paint is dingy from ago, and
the ceiling stained by the rain leaking
through from above. On either sido, a
door leads into tiro private rooms of the
Secretary and his clerks, and two unwashed
windows, at tho end, let in the light On
the left, is an old-fashioned grate and man
telpiece, tho former filled with crunched pa
per nnd tobacco quids, and a stone ink-bottle,
doubt loss empty, standing alone on tha
latter. The furniture is about worthy the
character of the room. Ten plain straight
backed chairs, such as can be readily made
for two dollars apiece, and a book-case of
the plainest character, are distributed about
the floor, and over in one corner is a secre
tary, with an arm-chair before it, tbe seat
ofthe chief clerk. A tall desk, in the oerf
tre, u the Secretary's post, and behind one
ot the doors hangs an aged straw hat aad
rusty coat All bears an air of the sever
est economy, and, were it not for four beaa
ttful pictures,' of victories achieved in the
Mexican war, erne might think such to be
W inteatioo. ..,r- .. i,,
Behind his desk Mr. Stanton stands, with
round face and heavy black beard. His
clothes are loose and plain, and his stipes
bear evidence of a walk upon the dostv Av
enue. At his left band stands Mr. Pntrn
the chief clerk, a larua man. with im.4..
des, and moderately-profuse in his mous
tache and whiskers. lie seems to thor
oughly understand the routine of the place,
and speaks kindly to all who consult him.
In f ront of the desk are a crowd, each one
awaiting an audience, and anxiously scan
ning me wnispering suitor who has attained
the privilege, and is telling his store- t rh
Secretary's right hand. 1
To each one Mr. Stanton listens, says a
word sometimes of explanation or approval,
but often of disapproval or rejection, and,
patiently hearing him out. stands resd-r fl.r
the next Thev are from all parts of the
country, many being of the military line,
and not a tow disappointed contractors;
some are dressed in their very best clothes,
whilst others do not seem to have paid the
secretary mat nonor. une man, with the
longest and ugliest pair of boots ever nmn in
Iiolite society, brings out a large bundle of
otters of recommendation, presenting them
to Mr. Stanton, who looks askanne at th,
envelope of one, and hands the whole hack.
Such things are of as much Use as so mauy
pieces of blank paer. A grand looking
personage next introduces to tbe Secretary
a solemn lookinirman whom he calls 'Judge.'
The Judge tells his tale and leaves. An
intellectual man, with a visionarv a-aie.
shows numerous drawings to Mr. Stanton,
who takes a side look at one, quickly re
turning it, and taking another glance at it
in tho owner's hand. The suitor is an in
ventor, and has a scheme which, if adopt
ed, will infallibly bring the war to a success-;
tut close. Uthccrs ourno Colonels and
Generals whisper their story and go, and
thus, hour aftor hour, the current rum un
til the fatigued listeuer retires to the privacy
of the Doxt room.
This is the daily office and communion
with tho world of a man who controls the
expenditures of nearly four hundred mil
lions of dollars, and commands one ofthe
greatest armies in Christendom. The
whole thing denotes the plainnossand sim
plicity at republican: institutions, though
not unmixed, however, with much' necus
wiry baste and seeming neglect In that
chamber have been the most wonderful
men of tho nation. All have gone to that
desk and conversed with tho secretary bo
hind it They were on a perfect equality
with the most unobtrusive individual in the
land. The humblest preceded them, and
the most unknown would follow. They
were all of them parts ot the nation eorn
niuning with its Government, and all left
the place, whether sifojessful or not in' their
mission with a profound respoct for tho po-
nrencss ot its occupant
Union Meeting in St. Clairsville.
A Uuion meeting was bold lir tho" Court
House, iu St ClairsviUe, on Wednesday
evening. Messrs, Crane, Tarr, and K. M.
Norton, of Wheeling, made spooohetfi Onr
spaoe is so largely occupied with an account
of the Butternvt mooting held out on, the
Fair Grounds, in the afternoon, that wo can'
only allude to tho Union meeting. The
speeches uiaJo were all good onus and all
did good, aud eucli one was in happy coo
trust with the spirit aud tone of tha disloyal
Utterances of tho afternoon. The Union
oitiztins of tho town fult built up anl
strengthened to see loyal Virginians f0,t,
dialine tha seiilitiii'iits of their beuiu di'
loyalists. Whculiuq Iut.,. Fiiduy.;. f