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NO NORTH, NO SOUTH. UN DEI! THE CONSTITUTION, BUT A SACKED MAINTENANCE OF THAT INSTRUMENT AND THE UNION.
VOL. 13.
M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO. OCTOBER, 6, 1864.
NO 8.
liiJIy iWWy
Sp 5 Arthur gemouot.
rcuaasn .ykry THCRBt,Ar by
E. A. BRATTON,
0 F FICE:
la Bnitton' Bailumic, East of Coart
lioure, Ua Mtaiia.
V TERM 8, CASH.
Tb Dta.im will be intone yar for On
DolUr; nd Fifty cant, Six Month, for &:vn-
tv-flv Cant; Four Month, for Fifty CenU.
ffAll ppra will b dtKontlnuad at tu
axpirallon of tna time paid for.
TKUM FOR AUVEPriSirC.
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Kch dJilional iusertloo, .J
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advartW. , .
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tafAII pymoo imuit be made to lb Pro
rijlor, a w ha it iiu gent.
The Democrat J oh Office.
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Jixiiatch and ' tr' ' da,f ""'"pelitiou,
all kind of Job Wvrk, iuuIi an
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PROGRAMMES
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theretal liihniKift i n ihiaetlo-nfoo in try
7Tp r ELb.
1V1I1M.TII HOUSE
I-OL1F MOUTH, OHIO
."BY
CHARLES HIGGINS.
This House Ironls on the tsieam Boat
Lnd.iiir' and near ill Railroad Depot.
will bespjrod for the accomiidailoii
CLINTON HOUSE.
SCOTT & POLLARD.
PROPRIETORS,
'J
om.ri.iv or h'iihk ho cert. '
MARRIETTA AND CINCINNA
MARRIETTA AND CINCINNA RAILROAD.
ON and afttr Monday, January 11 186, and
until! further notice, tram will ruu a lol
'low: MAIL (I01NQ EA8T,
Leave. Cincinnati at Sj A. M.: IB'"
eho.tcr airO:tf A. I.: Ieawa ' J
18-11 I'. M-i arrive at OliiUicollio at 1:15 l.M
EaveaChil llcotl.e tl:SJlM.; leave Uam
n Junnou P. Im t
4:81 K. M.: ArrivesM Marietta at 6:55 I. M.,
arrive at Bclpre ParkorlnrK at 7:10 l.M.
MAIL GOING WEST..
LoV Belpre &e., at 7:80 A. M.; leave.! M,r
lotta at V.6 A.M.; leave Atlieu. at 10:05 A.
u ieve Hamd on Junction at 11.88 A.M.
?r'rive at Ohillieotho at 12:55 P.M.: leave
Chillioheat : P. M.; "UoeMaUr jl
8-56 P. M.; leave LoveUnd at 4:50 1 . M., ar
,iveatClncinnatti al 6:6Jl'.M.
The Accommodation Train Leave Chlllicothe
at 5-20 A.M.; arrive, at Cincinnati at 10:S5 A.
M ieve Conelnnatl at 3:30 I. M.; arrive at
.Villiootbe at 8:50 P. M.
Convection are made at Loyeland wi'h
Trian to ud from Colurabu; and at Hamden
jane,-,,, whb '-;s;DnufANV;o8?Prth
January U, 1864-1 y
MARRIETTA AND CINCINNA RAILROAD. MARIETTE AND CINCINNATI
RAILROAD.
PORTSMOUTH BRANCH.
ON aTid aftar Thuradny, Fobrnry t5, 1364,
regular Passenger Train will run in con
nection with the Train on main line between
Portimouth and Cincinnati, a follow :
Leave Portsmouth at 8:1 A. M., arrive at
Pioneer, at 9:6iA.M.J arrive at Portland at
10:06 A.M.; arrive ta Jackaon at 10:57a. M.;
arrive at Hamden at U:GO A.M.J viva at Cin
cinnati al 5:55 P.M.; ....
Leave Cincinnati at 8:30 A.M.; leave Ham
den at 3:00 P.M.; arriv at Jackiton at 8:84 P.
M.; arrive at Portland at 4:21 P.M.; arrive it
Pioneor at 4:50 P.M.; arrive at Portamoutb at
6:10 P.M.
t Accommodation Train depart from Tort,
mouth at 1:45 P.M.; arrive at Pioaeer at 4:45
and de9arteat4:5o; arrive at Jackaon at6:68;
and llamda. hi 7:80. Depart6:40 A.M ; ar
rives)at Jacknon at 7:36; arrive, at Pioneer at
9:3.1; and arrive at Portaraoulhat 11:46.
Through Ticket ta Cincinnati can be obtain
ad at PorUmonth, Portland, and Jackaon, at
th following rate:
Portamoutb. to CincinnaM, 4.00
Portland " do -4 $.400
Jackion " do 4,00
ROUND TRIP TICKETS. -
From Pertamonth to Cincinnati and return
6.0A Ticketafrmi PorUmonth to Mariat'a
and Parkerabarg, $3,00.
JOHWDOBaND.Sup't
. H, W. QUAPE, Aaalat Sop't
Fb.lvh 184lyr.
WILLIAM A- JOHlfSTON'U ESTATE.
aTOTICK U liarab cured that the uberi
lN be, ha bean appointed aad qualifleda,
vmlni.l..tnr. of th Estata.Of W'lliam A
J ohnatoa, lata of Vinton County, OhU, do-
July 14-44- w, BAMTJXL C. CABI,
The National Democratic.
Platform.
Tb C invention Assembled at 4
oICfP. M. Mr. Onthrle tated that
the k in mi t tee on Resolutions had
agreed, and was now ready to report.
The resolutions were then read and
are as f Jlows:
Rttohtd, That in the future in the pat
we will adhere with uncwerring fidelity to
ihf Union under the Constitution at the
only solid foundation for our itrenghth, M
curiiy and happine a people, and ai
frame-work of Government equality, rondu
(ive to the reform and prosperity of all the
State, both Northern and Southern.
Risolvtd, That this Convention doe, ex
plicitly declare ai the sens of the Admeri-
ca n people that after four yeara of failure
to restore the Union by the experiment of
var, during which, under the pretense of t
military net-easily or war power greater
than the Constitution, the Constitution it
se,f ha been diaiegared in every point, ami
public liberty and private right alike trod
den down, and the material prosperity of
the country essentially Impaired, juscW
humanity, liberty, and the puMie we I tare
demand that immediate efforts be made fur
a cessation of hostilities with a view to an
ulliinaii convention of all the States, or
othrr ieaceable means to the end, that st
'.he earliest possible moment, peace may be
restored on the basis of the Federal Union of
the Sta'ea.
Resolved, Thnt the direct interference of
Ihe military authority of the untied States
in the recent elections held in Kentucky,
Maryland. Missouri and Pennsylvania, was
a shameful violation of the Constitution,
and a repetition of such acts in the ap
proaching election "ill be held as revolu
tionary, snd be resisted with all the means
and power under our control.
Rewind, That the aim and object of the
Democratic party is to preserve the Federal
Union, and the rights ol the Stales unim
pared, and thev hereby declare that they
consider administrative usurpation of extra
ordinary and dungerous powers not granted
by the Constitution.
The suppression of the civil by military
law in Stales real inamity. The arbitrary
arrest, imprisonment, trial ai.J w..Mence of
American citizen in Stales where civil law
i in lull force. The suppression ol freedom
of sperch and of the press, the denial of the
right of asylum, the 0eii and avowed uis-rr-grd
of State rights, the employment of uu-
Utiwl teat oaths, and interference with and
dealing of the rights of the people to bear
arms, as calculated to prevent a restoration
at the Union and perpetuation of Govern
ment deriving its just powers from the con
sent of the governed.
It ii said that (lie hameful disregard ol
theadministralion tn do its duty in regard to
uur fellow citizens who now are, and long
have been prisoners of war in a suffering
condition, deserve the severest reprobation
on the score alike of the public and coin
moil humanity.
Hetolvtd, That the sympathy of the Dem
ccracy is lieariiy aim earnestly extended
to the soldiery ol our army, who are, and
have been on the held under the flng ol our
country, snd in the event of our a. turning
uower. bv us will leceive all care, protee-
tion and kindness, that brave soldiers of
the Republic have so nobly earned
WATCHWORD FOR PATRIOTS.
FROM McCLELLAN'S RECORD.
In the arrangement and conduct of
campaigns, the directions should be
loft to professional soldiers. General
McClellan'a Report.
Rv Dorsums the rolitical course I
j i r
hare alwavs advised, it ii possible
to briti); about a permanent restora
tion of the Union a re union oy
which the rights of both sections shall
nrcserved. and bv which both par
ties shall preserve their self-respect
and ri'9pect eacu otner. lueuera
McClellan's Report.!
1 am devoutly izralefu! to Ood that
my last campaign was crowned with
a victory which saved the cation from
thn ureateat Deril it had then under
gone. General McClellan's Report.
At Bucn a ume as mis, ana in sucu
strutfcle. political partisanship
should be raerired in a true and brave
datriotism, which thinks only of the
M .nlu1l on V OTonf
wnuiu wuuur . i tuvvivJiBu w . von
.. . .-1 -
roint uratoini
In prosecuting this war. all private
nroneriv and unarmed persons
ahonld be strictly r-rotected subject to
tuenecesity or military operations.
Letter to the President, July 7, 621
The true issne for which we are
fiohrincr in tlio nreservation of Union
and npnoicinz tuo laws ot ine wen
-O-- n -- - r - , .
eral Government. I instruction to
Qen. Barnside, January 7, 1862.J
You will please constantly to be&r
in mind that precise issue lor wnicn
... lea
we are fighting; that issue isthe pre
iArvition of the Union and the rcsto
ration of the full authorithy of Gen
eral Government over an portions o
onr territory. Instrnctionso Gen.
Bnell, Kor.7, lBt5l.
Wa shall most readily suppress
this rebellion and restore the author-
itw nf the eoverument by reli2ious!y
reepectiog the constitutional rights
of nil. iiOiiruCTiuBi w vreu. duuw.
Noy. 1', ieo .
M'CLELLAN THE BRAVE
Ail "Columbia tSi Utmofth$ ctan."
What means this exciting commotion t
What means all this rally ins; ol meuT
And those shwuts like the roar of old ocean-
Hark ! wa bear them again and again.
Tis an army of freemen uprising
Our birthright from tyrants to save,
An array with banners and torches,
dnd our wader, McClellan the brave.
chorus:
Our leader McCltllan the brave.
Our leader McClellsn tbe brave;
An army with banners and torches;
Aud our leader McClellan the brave.
Shout our war-cry wherever your voices
Can proclaim to the world where wetland
Ami tell that nation rejoices
ihat her nay ol redemption's at hand.
Let the friendaof tue Union nowmuaicr
The lift of the Union to care,
Not a star ahall fide out of the clutter
If we're lei by MclClellau the brave,
CHORDS.
If we're led by McClellan the brave,
If we're led by McClellan the brave.
Nuts a-.ar shall fade out of the cluster
If we're ld by McClellan the brave.
Wa have suffered in silence and sorrow,
Till our patience is quite wornaaray,
And we pray for the light of to-morrow,
The dawn of our victory's day.
From the East and the Wt we are coming
Forever our banner shall wave,
Defiance we bid to our foemen,
At we march with McClellan the brave.
CHOKUt.
At we march with McClellan the brave
At we march with M'Clellan the brave
Detianca we bid to our foemen
As we march with McClellan the brave:
Rise p in yonr might oh, re patriot! t
Fling the banner of faith to the air,
And wherever the fray shall be fiercest,
And success lbs most doubtfvl-be there !
Be firm in the right, and unflinching,
Determined your eeuutry loiave.
Make the world ring with shout for the
Union,
Aud hurrah for MeClellan the brave
CHORUS.
Hurrah fur McCleKiii the brave,
Hurrah lor M:Clellan the brave'
Make the world ring with sh outs for
the Union,
And hurrah for McClelUn the brave.
More Soldiers for Mac.
Mr. VullAndinirham was received
with every demonstration of joy. At
tlio carriage lu which lie ima taken
his seat, pasdod toward Cue town,
reiriiuuut of soldiers filth Michigan)
ra ta
iuHt returniiiLf home to be discharged.
were arawn up, an wuu tueir diusk-
-ii ;.l i i
i t nlune tl,u road side, at the insti
gation cliiuily of one Oodbn, the edit
or of the Abolition paper in oidney
. , i .
mm were ca idU noon dv mm ana
other nbolitiouists to give three groans
tor vaiianaingiiMm. uut to ineir
groat surprise and mortification, fully
one half of the rogimout took of their
caps aud cbeored, and then gave three
ronsinrr cheers for McOIollan. A lit
tle while alUrwards some twenty five
- ... ai. - r: i- c .i
or tuirty oi tuu ijiuuoiu party ui tue
soldiers came down into the town and
begun to threaten a disturbance. The
Democrats at once props red to organ
ici Into conioanied to protect them
selves by aruae,and the leading Re-
,. :c . J .i -i i J
pUDllcans wer nuuuuu mat taoy huu
iliir nnmqrtv would ba held reauon-
"- r r v T
sible lor any trouble that might occur.
Most of them united with the Dem
ocrats in strenuous efforts to get the
regiment to leave lor me cars, ana in
a little whilo succceeded and the sold
iess were on their way to Toledo. Tbe
fR0ia of tlio regiment for the most
vuivvi v
nrt rliftvrid woll. One of them warn
ed the lwpublicans tuatit any trout)
e sprung up ine result would oe a
fiirLt amoncr the soldiers themselves.
as at least one half of them were tor
McClellan. Mr. Vallandinzham tbns
alluded to the affair iu openinz his
anaftMl.
I tie clad, fellow citizens, that the
efforts of some persons of this place
t.n..kln , 1.i...,hI. Ik. !na(.H
10 UCCBBIOU n uuuio iiuuuu ius iutu u
mnntftlitv of a regiment of soldiers.
casually here, utterlly failed. ' I am
glad for the interference of the proper
nffinora In vine nharca of the soldiers.
o n - , i
for 1 think I may safely say, that who
ahall incite, or Khali tail to sup
press any effort on the part of those
fi.o nnhlic aaaeinblasoB of the people.
of the citizens in the exorcise of their
rights, after the fourth of Jlarcb
nt in eaaa of the election of Gen
McClellan, will have a very brief pe
riod of service in the armies of the
iTnitarl Rt&tfea. I am clad for the sake
of a man whose name is Ogden, who
was the principal instigator in attemp
ted trouble, and 1 take occasion t?
warn him if be should again coward
ly seek to influence men who wear
the uniform of the United States, to
a 14 .
do that wnicn be oars not Dimaeu at
' . . -ii a I t-;l
tempt, no. win sot esoep iuokuj
through onr forbearance. I rejoice
for the sake of the quiet and good or
der of tbe town of Sidney, lor had
any attempt been made to molest this
peaceable assemblage, an assemblage
ujder the Constitution, I tell you it
would have been resisted to the utter
most. "4pplau8e. And the men
are here, ready to make good this de
termination to exercise their rights.
Applause. This is a meeting as-
temsita unaer me constitution, aua
according to law; a peaceablo public
meeting; a political meeting, to can
vass the claims of rival parties and
rival candidates in tlio Presidential
contest, We have a right to be hero
tnd wo mean to be here, and wherev
er else we choose to discuss the great
questions involved in this contest.
Applsus. We havo a right to meet
to remain and depart unmolested,
having exercised our privileges as
I roe moo. You know, and this admin
istration, through its spies knows, if
its spies have told them the truth,
that I have done my utmost to pre
vent i the organised arming of any
bodyjof citisens of this Stales or any
other State, for any purpose, but the
right of the individual citizen to bear
arms cannot be infringed; m right
tolasienible, Ips right to defend him
self being assembled, is one that nev I
ercaa bo surrendered, for the assem
bling of the people together is the
first step toward the exercise of that
great right in Republican Govern
ment the elective Irancliise. With
out free discussion and the unmolest
ed meeting of the people, it is vain
to talk of elections. I say, therefore
that any attempt at interference with
our meetings to day would have mot
with the resistance and the conse
quences which such attoinpts so rich
ly duierve.and upon tbe heads of the
men who instigated it would have fa I
len the responsibility. I acquit the
soldiers themselves trom blame in the
matter. There never has been an iue
stance yet since the war began wlier
of tbeirown accord, not instigatod by
cowards behind them, soldiers havb
over interfered with the rights of citi
sens. I havo mingled in three years
with a hundred thousand of them,
and never but once was an offensive
word or gesture heard, and then it
was st the instigation of those man,
not soldiers. This is due to these
brave men. The brave man is always
a courteous man, always recognizing
ud respecting the rights of others.
TliHst are bravo men, and one tlnng
gratiSed me very much notwilhstan
ding too .organized atid determined
efforts to procure insults through the
instrumentality of the very men 1
have named calling for three groans
for your speaker more than one-half
of these brave boys, not only refused
to join in tho groans but actually took
off their caps and cheered, and after
wards' joined in three hearty cheers
for George 13. McClellan. Applause.
So much by way of introcution per
tinent to the occasion.
A more quiet and orderly meeting
never was held.
Overcoats Lost.
A 'wear your last winter overcoat'
club has been formed in Boston. Six
ty to one outidred dollars is the price
for overcoats in that city this fall.
Exchange.
Rat what shall be done with those
who have no last yesr ovorcoats
those who have worn them out! What
are thoy to dot The Lincoln theory
is, go without overcoats tie without
butter do without meat do without
potatoes eo without cotton shirts,
or flann els, but go for Lincoln, who
is produ cicg all these wants that can
not be gratified.
Who Indorses Him.
Congress awarded a vote of thanks
to General McClellan, for his heroic
conduct and brilliant success in bat
tle. .Abraham Lincolo twice tender
ed him thanks for the great victories
he bad achieved. Gen. Ilalleck bore
testimony to his fidelity aud skill as a
commander. JNo withstanding all tuts
there are Republicans base enough to
slander him, and detract from bis
well-earned fame. Empin
False Reports.
Little or no credenoe should be
given to the telegraphic news from
tbe army which is now being receiv
ed. Most of it is false, and design
ed to influence the coming State e
lectione. The story of the capture
of EiRtT and Brbckinridgi and the
.000 prisoners is a fair oas e iu point.
finch reports will be pat in circu
lation every day from now to t be alec
tion. Only silly persona witt be de
ceived by tbem.
False Reports. Slandrous Imputations on the Soldiers
We have nowhere seen, in any pa
per, so grossly insulting and slander
ous an article, as appears in this mor
ning's Journal concerning our gallant
soldieis. It is known that many of
them, perhaps a majority of them,
will vote for their brave leader and
brother soldier, George R. McClellsn.
This excites the anger of the Repub
licans, and hence this article in the
JouhhaL. Let every soldier read fol
lowing, and see the estimate which
the Journal pots on bis integrity,
patriotism and intelligence, -Says the
Journal:
Each soldier is to bo "treated,"
each one to be wheedled and cajoled
out of his vote; each veteran is to be
pursuadod to sell his vote for a glass
of grog, or a mug of boer each is to
bo made to understand that the "Dem
ocrats" are their friends as such vet
erans has' a vole."
Who ever before dared to intimate
that the vote of a soldier could be
bought for a glass of grog, or a mug
of beer) No one. It was left for
the mean and malignant Journal to
utter this attrocious calumny. Dem
ocrats will be proud to receive sold
iers 's votes, and they will receive
many of them. But if any soldiers
chooses to vote otherwise, he will be
allowed to do so, and will not be a-
bused or slandered because be cboo s-
cs to exercise his birthright as an A-
morican citizen. Lie will not be told
to "shut his mouth, or have it brok
en," as Republicans have told him.
He will not be told that he has "old
his vote for a mng of beer, or a glass
of grog. All dirty work like this, Is
Empire.
The Lost Dollar and the Last Mon.
'Provost Marshal Fry, gives the
p-oulo the very consoling assurance.
that where there are excesses they
will be credited on the next draft.
Let the people ponder this official an
nouncement that there is to bo another
draft. R 'member, too, that paying
out is played out, Ihe people have
about llllod the Republican program
me so far as money is concerned.
They have given well nigh tho "lait
dollar." Tho "last man" will have
to go when the next draft is made.
American FkeemanI George B
McClellan and Abraham Lincoln are
candidate for tho Presidential chair.
Twice McClelau was piteouely appeal
ed to by Lincoln to save the Capitol
twice be accomplished the great
work entrusted to him by tho pale and
trembling Executive twice was h
removed from his command Then the
danger was passed and fear left the
craveu hearts or tbe rulers at Wash
ington. Now, the same men who im
plored bim to be!u aud succor them
in their hours of danger, are attempt
ing to impugn his military ability
and are charging him with dislojalty
Which will yott choose! Tho Zero
who won Antietam. or the Jester
who called for a vulgar negro song as
he rode amidst tho bloody graves of
his martyred country men!
fD"The gentlemen nominated fo;
Electors are widely known as men of
sound ability and integrity, and tney
will add strength to tbe Bictc voar
rtnt.
There are a good many "sick unto
death" in the Republican party, who
need strength. Why not try thu
Cherokee Rem:dyl
Because the District is safe, Repub
licans have no right to lie still.- Belle
finKain Eepublican
No. And there is no danger that
they will forget to exercise their right
to still he.
A Villainous Lie.
The following lie is deliberately
told by the Cincinnati Gazette. The
Gazette had a reporter at the meeting
and thtrfore knows that this para-
crich is lie:
"A Democratic meeting at Sydney
Ohio, which was to have been ad
dressed by Yallandingham, was bro
ken up on Saturday by some Michi
gan soldiers. So particulars."
Vail. Stated the facts of the above
matter, and said those soldiers were
gentleman, at onr Hamden meeting.
See extract of his Sidney speeoh in
this paper.
How the Brave Boys Vote in Libby
Prison.
A vote was recently taken in Lib
by prison, among tbe brave boys who
languish there because Lincoln insists
that a negro is m good at a white
man. The vote was almost unani
mous for McCIeilan.
How Lincoln Receives A Nigger.
The negro Fted. Dotglas gives the
following raro account of a rvceot vis
it to lint White House. ,
I have been down there, said he, to
see the President, and, as yon were
not there, perhaps yon mav like to
know how the President of tbe U
nited States received a black man at
thu White house. 1 will tell you
how lis received me just as you
have seen oue gentle.nan receive an
other (great applause) with a hand
and a voice well balanced between
kind cordiality and a respectable re
serve. I tell you I felt biz there.
flaughter. Lit me tell you how I
got to him; because every-body can't
a. a - I? w a . . ...
get to uim. tie uas to be a little
guarded in admitting sjvectators. Tho
manner of getting to him gave me
an idea that the cause was rolling on.
The stairway was crowded with ap
plicants. Some of them looked ea
ger; and I have no doubt scmoofthem
had a purpose in being there, and -
wanted to see tho Preaidont for the
good of th) country! They were
white, and as 1 was the only dark spot
among them, 1 expected to have to
wait at least a half a day; I had heard'
of men waiting a week; bnt in two-
minutes alter 1 sent in my card, the
mceenger came out, and respectfully
invited "Mr. Douglas" in. Iconic!
hear in the multitude outside, as they
saw me pressing and elbowiug my
way tlirongh, the remark, 'Yes damn
it, 1 knew they would let the nigger
through," in 'a kind of despairing '
voice a peace Democrnt, 1 suppose.
How Lincoln Receives A Nigger. [From the Buffalo(N. Y.) Courrier]
Hear A Soldier.
E icarapment in the Field, on tho
Weldon Rtilroad, Sept. 13, 1SC1:
"Yon are perhaps anxious to know
how tho army stands in regard to the
Presidential question. I will tell you:
as far as 1 know, tho army is most
decidedly in favor of General McClel
lsn. "If yon want to cure man of nig
gerism just get him to enlist; and if
it don't take the nigger ont of him
quicker than a rain-storm will starch
from a shirt collar, I am much mista
ken; 1 have never known it to fail
yet.
"When 'Abe' Issuod his proclama
tion 'To whom it may concern,' it
changed a vast nuiuder here in the
army, who previously were his ear
nest supporters to ai strong oppos
ers. "Add then, road in tbe pspors of
Republican persuasion about the nig
gers fighting so well, aud making
bitter soldiers than white volunteers
(and I don't know bat what they
would than that class of ncgrowor
sliipers who stay at home and hire ne
gro substitutes.) Those very men
know w'len they are saying it thoy
are uttering that1 which is nntrue; and
it is a libel on our brave white vol
unteers I have seen whereof I speak!
When 1 see uine thousand nigs ran
from- two thousand rebs, it proyos
pretty conclusively to my mind that
there is not much fight in them. And
then, too, two thoasand of our own
boys took the rebel works and the cigs
were put in to hold them and got
driven out. I can't be mistaken io
this as I saw it myself, and was not
twenty rods from them when it wa
done;' I refer to the 30th of July. Tho
nigs eatne running back without gutr
knapsacks, haversacks or any thing
else except their legs, wbfch seemed
to be their best mode of fighting, awl
they made them ierv tbent well 1
tell you.
"In the company in which am
there is not a single soldier who will
vote for Abe. Fighting a battle once
or twice a week is not sach a nice
and comfortable way ol spending;
your time as to make a person stay in
tbe army a great while alter the reb
els are willing to lay dnwu their arms
and snbtnit to be governed by the
Constitution and laws framed in ac
cordance with it. And another thing
our bill of fair, such as hard tack,
salt beef aud pork, and army coffee,
dou't possess allurements enough to
make one banksr after them mocb
when he can got anv-thing else to
eat. Just to think of a peace of your
cheese, or a nice bowl of bread and
milk, U perfectly excruciating; and to.
think of some of your butter and .
biscuit, with berries smothered la.
cream and sngar.is agony."
j
Beta are being mad;d in New York
that Gold will instantly go up to 14
00 if Mnrarnis -afoted. -V

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