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FREMONT DAILY JOURNAL.
Vol.1. MONDAY M()RM(i, MY 13, 1801. Xo. 1
Letter From Hannibal, Missouri.
HANNIBAL, Mo., May 4, 1861.
Kiwrom Jot'RKAi.f Thinking perhnpstha Union-loving
people of Northern Ohio would like
to know what is transpiring in Missouri, I take
the liberty of dropping them a line through
your valuable journal.
Don't have too much confidence in the loyal
ty of her people. The leader of this Secession
movement are men of no email influence; how
ever, North East Missouri is all right for the
"Stars and Stripes, come what may. Ex- Con
gressman Thos. L. Anderson, tire "War Horse,"
of North-east Missouri, was defeated in running
on the Secession ticket for a seat in the Legisla
ture by a very large maj ority . But few woeks
since this ez-Hoiiorable gentleman addressed a
Hannibal audience, in which he raid that he had
come home from the councils of this nation with
the avowed purpose to precipitate Missouri out
of this eccutrea Union, and if she did not go he
would. He has now departed for Bait river.
Whether he calls that out of the Union or not I
ean't aay. So sanguine was thia Ex-honorable
enueman 01 ms election, that he started for
efferson eitv to attend an extra session of the
Legislature; and requested a friend of his to
forward his certificate of election to him as soon
as the returns come in. H. S. Lipscomb, an
uncompromising Union man, was elected over
The Secessionists have struck another lead,
and that is "armed neutrality," which is a hum
bug, for they that are not for us are against us.
The Legislature convened on the iid of May for
the purpose of putting Missouri on a war foot
ing, organize the Militia and procure arms. The
State ia rather destitute of arms, except what
they stole from the Arsenal at Fort Liberty a
few weeks ago, and it ia to be hoped that these
"armed neutrals," or Secessionists will meet with
but little sympathy in the procuring of arms at
the North; for their leaders publicly say that
Missouri aiust never attempt to secede till she
is armed and prepared to defend herself against
an unholy crusade waged against the South by
Northern fanatics. This is just what these "arm
ed neutrals" are going to do, and their action
ought to be nipped in the bud.
T. D. McGILLICUDDY.
A Voioxt from thb Mountains. The
Lexington (Ky.) Statesman, accession pa
per, of the 26th has heard from the moun
tains, and says :
We refer especially to the counties of
Rockcastle, Laurel, Whitley, and adjoining
portions of others. The question of seces
sion has there resolved itself into the issue
of ilavery and freedom. The Southern
Right men are strengthened by large ac
cessions, bnt the Unionist have thrown off
the mask, and openly sustain the Adminis
tration, avow themselves coersionists, con
demn Gov. Magoffin severely because of
his refusal of troops to Lincoln, and admit
themselves to be friends of freedom.
The sanie paper also says:
The condition of Kentucky is deplorable.
There is a division of her people in some
localities which may lead to serious collis
ions..!. The old emancipation party is reviv
ed, and will ere long become the nucleus of
a formidable organization. Already men
have avowed themselves the champions of
freedom, and the movemont is on foot to
lead them large accessions of volunteers
now being rsllid under the neutrality flag.
John C. Heonan, the Benicia Boy, ar
rived in the city this morning, by the
Louisville mail boat. He has been down
south. . It is said the traitors were exceed
ingly anxious to procure the services of the
"Boy," but he politely informed them that
his muscle could only be used in defense of
those colors under which be walloped the
Champion 'of England. The "Boy" is
wanted in New York. He ought to be
Captain of Wilson's regiment of "bruisers,"
First SpecieThen Shinplasters-Then
to a Philadelphia!
from a friend in Charleston, dated April
We are getting to bo in a bad way for
food. Our fighting men seem to Iinvo over
looked the fact that nearly all we cat hns
heretofore been received from tho North.
Butter, cheese, lard, bacon, ham, fish, dried
fruits, potatoes, fcc., &c The war has slop
pod our supply. The troops will gobble up
what little is on hand, and what then t It
is no joke. Butter retails at sixty cents n
pound, and is neither plenty nor good.
Fresh ments are from twenty-five to thirty
five cents a pound all sorts, from the ten
der calf to the venerable bull. Short crops
will follow the war fever. While Massa
loafs about the city or plays soldier on tho
Island, Sambo don't go to work of bis own
accord on the plantation. Look for real
distress here next winter.
The screws being applied to the banks, a
considerable portion of the loan "was freely
taken." Hurrah! The first instalmentwill
about use up the specie on hand, and the
second will have to be paid in shinplasters;
the third in niggers, probably, and so forth.
Pity us; we are in a bad way. Do not
believe what our papers say, for they have
long since ceased to tell the truth.
The Norfolk Herald says the blockade
of that harbor includes every conceivable
avenue of approach to it from the broad
bosomed Cbeaspeakeand its noble rivers to
the creeks and coves which form their trib
utaries. The Baltimore and James river
boats have been stopped, and no steamer is
permitted to run between Norfolk and
Hampton. The Herald is very desirous
that some plan be adopted to waylay and
sink the blockading squadron.
The patriotic contributions of the people
for the war during the last three weeks
amount to the immense sum of $23,277,
000. Pennsylvania leads the column with
a free gift of $3,500,000. New York and
Ohio have each given $3,000,000; Con
necticut and Illinois each 2,000,000; Maine
$1,300,000 ; Vermont and New Jersey eacb,
$1,000,000; Wisconsin and Rhode Island
each $500,000; Iowa, $100,000. The
contributions of the principal cities are:
New York, $2,1 73,000 ; Philadelphia, $330
000; Boston $186,000; Brooklyn, $75,
000; Buffalo, $110,000; Cincinnati, $280,
000 ; Detroit, $50,000 ; Hartford, $64,000.
A Kentucky correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial replies to the question
as to how the National Airs should be di
vided in the present crisis, by suggesting
that the North keep the "Star Spangled
Banner" and let the Border States take
"Yankee Doodlo," and give the South
Queen Victoria has given five hundred
pounds, and Prince Albert two hundred, to
a fund now raising in London, in behalf of
the sufferers by the famine in India. The
fund, at latest advices, bad exceeded twenty
five thousand pounds.
Envy is the most inexcusable of all pas
sions. Every other sin has some pleasure
annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse;
envy alone wants both. Other sins last bnt
for a while; the appetite may be satisfied:
anger remits; hatred has an end; but envy
Strikk Hard! Strike Quch! Th
! Delnwnru Stale Journal and Gazette, in
I speaking of the Union, says:
"Let the blow, as it must Le terrible, be
therefore quick, hnrd, decisive. Let ihero
lo no baiting at thu Capital; no halting nt
Richmond; no halting at Charleston; no
halting at Montgomery longer than to hang
the traitors who hnvo plotted treason there;
and no halting even at the extremestsoulh
era coast of the Union, until freedom's
troops shall have planted freedom's slurry
flng upon every battlement and every fort
in the robel domain. They have invited
war, and war let il be. Let the (.tuverti
menl show them that having sown th
wind, they must of necessity reap the whirl
wind. Let them learn how terrible is tho
Avenging spirit of Liberty, outraged and in
sulted as it has been by traitors."
To thb Point. At the late session of
tho Wyoming (N. Y.) Conferenco, the fol
lowing substitute was offered and passed, in
stead of a resolution to adopt the report of
last year on slavery :
Whereas, Divine providence has taken
the work of emancipation into its own hands,
Resolved, That we stand still and see tho
salvation of God.
Traitor Refugees in Canada. The
Philadelphia Press says: We have been
informed that a number of aristocratic
Southern families, imitating the example
of fugitive slaves, have recently emigrated
to Canada, and located themselves in Que
bec and Montreal, from which cities they
will probably send dispatches designed to
produce erroneous impressions in regard to
the sentiments of our neighbors, and to in
jure' the National cause as much as possible.
This game has already been commenced ou
a small scale, and future canards from that
quarter may be looked for as a matter of
Highly Important News from Tennessee
Highly Important News from Tennessee-She has Seceded.
We are informed on good authority
that of s gentleman just from Nashville,
Tennessee that the Legislature of that
State passed an Ordinance of Secession, in
secret session, on Thursday last Tho or
dinance is to be submitted to the people,
but no efforts will be spared to precipitate
the State into disunion and war before the
people vote upon it. Cin. Eng., 5th.
Monday morning, Rev. Mr. Ward, pastor
of the Congregational Church in this place,
walked up to the recruiting office, and with
thia remark: "I have prayed for freedom,
preached for freedom, spent money for
freedom, and now I strike for freedom,''
down went his name on the roll of volun
teer! ! That metal has the true ring.
Prentice, of the Louisville Journal, writes
to his brother iu Washington, expressing
the opinion that Kentucky will go out of
the Union, and asserts bis determination to
die in his tracks before he will surrender his
position at a Union roan or desert his bus
iness. A Quixt Cobner. The most quiet
Ci I know, said Zekiel, ia Wood ville, in
iasippi. There's no quarrel, or rowdy
ism, or fighting in the streets. If a gentle
man insults another, he's quietly shot down
and that's the last of it