VOL. XXIII, NO. 12.
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: The enrollment under the conscript law in New
York city exhibits either pro -4 partisaa corrup
tion or inexcusable official carelesne?s. Tbe
report of the Judge Advocate General to Gor.
ScTMocr., to which we have heretofore referred,
demonstrate the outragei which hare been com
mitred in the Democratic districts in that State
most concln?irely. Here are few facts which
it wilt be well for the people of the country to
consider and reconsider, for they illustrate tbe
manner which the party in power u atterupV
log to enforce that odious enactment:
la the Second Ward in New York city the
whole population it lfc'6f) wis 2.607; males 20 to
49847. The enrollment of the first clae in
this ward is 1,646! The full vote of the ward is
only 450. ..
Nineteen districts which gare a rote of 457557
with Republican majorities, are to furnish 39,626
conscripts, while nine districts which gare Demo
cratic majorities, on a rote of only 151,243, are
required to fumUh 33.729 soldiers!
Twelre tlistricta which gave SxTK.ra majori
ties on. a rote of 1S6.255, are to furnish 49,237
conscripts, while sixteen districts, which gare
Wadswobth majorities, on nearly double the
rote of the other twelve, to-wit: 253, 621, are to
furnish fewer conscripts, namely, 33,068.
Seven districts in. New York and Brooklyn
are to furnish two-fi fibs of the whole draft,
while twenty one other districts only furnish
- The Adtninistratisn has shown favoritism in
other repects ia the enforcement cf the draft.
The authorities at Washington gave the State of
New Jersey the opportunity to fill her quota by
enlistments when tbe same privilege was denied
to New York. Tbe New York Herald, in com
menting upon this action of tbe Administration,
' The mult is that volunteers : hire presented
themselves in Urge u umher, with every prospect
that the entire quota of New Jersey will be made
up before the expiration of tbe time granted
them. .The Urge bounties offered hare also at
tracted the attention of meu in this city, and w
are asstfeed that a Urge number bare gne over
td New Jersey and enlisted, preferring to rolun
teer and obtain the large bounty to running the
risk of the draft at home.
Now. if President Lineola suspends the draft
in one Sute and gives the people an opportunity
to fill their quota by volunteering, what is there
to prevent his persuing the same course here?
What cUim has New Jersey over the Stale of
New York? Why should she be treated leniently
whilst New York, which has furnished tbe meint
to carry ob the . war, is forced into
bloody scene.? Certainly our citizens are
none the lea patriotic. The books at Washing
ton show that ehe has answered every demand
made on her for men and money. It is true that we
hare had riot, which the fanatics bare labored
In vaia to prove was an insurrection to benefit the
South.' But President Lincoln must bear in mind
thai in bo other city hve the people been goaded
aa thev hare is New York by the journals that
pretended to represent his riews. The Tribune,
Times and Post hare been for months insulting
portion of our people by their diatribes and
isms ol all kinds, no einer city oas na any
thine in eomoarison to it. No time or opportu
nity baa beets loot by those journal in driving oe
portion of our citizens into oppostuou to me Aa
ministration. -.In this condition an attempt was
Made ta enforce the draft. The result u too di
graceful to repeat. - New Jersey at that time was
giren the apportunity to resort to enlistments,
aad Äew lork refwsed that boon.
D ies not this, alter all. look as tho eh the
Administration was -backing np the radicals in
taew eetenniwa'ioa to brtnz bloodshed and de
traction apon this city? But Mr. Lincoln says
"time" is important If time is important for
few York why is it aot for New Jerser? Ut
York is ahead on all former calls, whilst New
Jersey is behind. Will Mr. Lincoln explain?
Tb Administration officials commenced . some
four weeks ago to draft in this city, but they hare
not oouunea one conscript from tbis city ret
New it ia well known thatoo the Friday and
Saturoay previous to tbe riots sit hundred an en
enlisted ia this city .It is stated by antboriu
tire sources that one thousand enlisted in this
city last week, and wer taken to tbe camp on
Staten Island. . Bf which system is the most men
obtained? Hew mach better it ) bare been
alt concerted If, instead of the President and
be Goftrnor spending tbe time sine, 9 r ju
wrangling over the enrollment and the quota,
the President had at once announced that the
draft would be suspended lor thirty or sixty days,
and the State giren an opportunity to fill its
quota by enlistments, the same as in New
Jersey. Accompanying that statemeut should
hare been the announcement that the draft would
be enforced at the expiration of. that period for
all delinquencies. Tbe people would then have
taken hold of the matter and offered large lioun
ties. If one thousand can be enlisted in this
city in one week, under the present circumstances,
what is to prevent five times that number beinz
obtained, with increased bounties and a universal
effort to obtain recruit? Tbe claims for dam
ages agaiiift the citr ftr the destruction of prop
erty amount to nearly one and a half millions.
Suppose tbe city had appropriated that amount
be lot e the draft commenced, in bounties; is there
any person who doubts that with an additional f um
to the State and United States I ounties the quota
of this city could hare been obtained? Would it
not hare been far belter for the reputation of all
concerned? Had we not belter spend a like
amount in bounties than another such sum for
The Militait Tolict or the Administration
Its I.NJtDiciois and Unwise Fa atl ats Th i
Strength or thk Armies to be Frittered
Awat The Armt or the Potomac to be
Kept Ixactiti The Fruits ok thk Policy
Special Correspondence of the Chicago Times.
Washington, August 11.
The militarr policy of the Administration for
the summer tnd fall campaigns i? now definitely
a e reed upon. So far as it relates to the Army of
the Potomac, it is o distasteful to General Meade
(because it is o uiiwi that that gullant and
able officer has asked to be reliered of his com
mtnrl. That policv is as follows: To keep the
500.000 or 600,000 men comprising the Union ar
mies scattered at di?lnnt points, orennged in a
number of disconnected little eiptdiüons, ech
one of them having no relittioii to any jenen I
plan; to send all the veteran troops in the Eist
th-4t can be spared to Charleston, in order to e
cure the reduction of that city ; to fill up the deci
mated and depleted regimrnts of the Army ol
the Potomac with conscript, but to act on the
defensive with that army until the cool weather
of the fall; or, if Uen. Meade assumes the offen
sire at all, to compel him to cross the Rappa
hannock, to coutinne the pursuit of Lee's army,
and to force the latter to fipht somewhere be
tween th ;t stream and Ric!.mo: I.
This programme U the most unwise and inju
dicious that the wit of man could have conceived,
except in regard to a single point. If it is per
sisted in, it will result in failure and di.-ater at
II points except that one. That one is in re
gard to Charleston. Gen. Gilimore has been re
inforced aud is s'ill being reinforced, in a manner
and to an extentth.it no other Union General
has ever been favored. He baa command before
Char'eston, or will hare in a few days, of an
army exceeding in numbers either the army with
Inch ten. Orntit reduced V ichstuir, or with
hich Geu. McCielUn made his Peninsula cam
pain; and it is composed, too, of the bestdU
ciDlined troops in the service, with all the ap
pliances that are needed for the work. It is.
indeed, the firft time that Charleston has been
approached with a lorce at all adequate to its
reduction, or in the marjner indicated in n.j
letter of April 21. If Charleston can be taken j
at all, it must be in this manner And, nn
less the Confederates have concentrated there
at legist 75,000 troops, there is a probability,
at least, that the city will fall.
The present relative positions or the armies of
Gen Meade and Gen. Lee are such that it would
he mndncss in the former to attempt to reich
Ii elimond by the overland route, or even to cross
the Rappahtnnock and seek to bring on an en
gagement with the latter. Tbe whole countrv.
North and South, knows wbt the strength of
Geu. Meade's army w?s at the time Gen. Lee
eluded him and crossed the Potomac into. Yir
giuia, at Williamport, on the 13th ult. After
the fe.irfu! losses it had suffered at Gettysburg,
ml after being rein force I, on the HUhorllth,
by the troops recently in the Peninsuln, it did not
number orer ba.OUU or IHIU . men. It has not
been reinforced since, and, except bv sending con
scripts to it, the Administration will not further
reinforce it. It is idle to tilk about the 30,000
troor under Gen. Heintzleroan at this city, and
the 27 ,0t0 or 30,000 now uuder Geo. Morris at
Baltimore, who, in the absence of Sclienck, lias
been placed by the War Department in the com-
m md of the Middle Department. Those 60,000
troops will remain just where they are Neither
Lincoln, nor Stanton, nor Halleck could sleep
quietly at night if one of Heintrlemati' soldiers
should be sent away from here; while the safety
of the Baltimore .nd Ohio railroad, which was
opened to-day for the first time, for the through
trarel along its whole extent, from here to Par
kersburg, will require everr man of Gen. Morris'
30,000 troops, and 2),000 more besides. It were
well indeed for that roac, and for the country,
if Schenck would stay away altogether, for then
Gen Morris, who is a soldier, would take a sol
dier's method to protect the former.
Gen. Meade, then is to be reinforced by con
script tour readers can judge what kind of
soldiers they will make. After they have been
forced from their homes, they are put into a large
well lighted room, stripped naked, aud examined
all orer. by the agents of the Government, in
order to see if they are defective in any respect.
Alter this inhuman outrage, winch a man of any
delicacy would rather die th in submit to, they
are marched off to the cousenpt camps under a
strong guard, and thence immediately ser.t to the
army. On the way, it requires all the vigilance
of the guards to prevent their escape, and dozens
of them have already e-caped Eight or ten
cases hare occurred where the guards hare fired
upon conscripts thus endeavoring to escape, and
four men li;tve beeu killed in this way four men
who, a month ago, were free American citizens,
and who were torn from their fa m lies and forced
to fight in a war which they abhorred, because
they believed it to be unjust. Such men will not
make the best of soldiers
The regiments of the Armr of the Potomac
originally numbered 1,000 men each. There is
not one ngimeut thtt now numbers over 300
men. If thev are filled up to their maximum
strength, therefore, the army will be composed of
one third good soldiers, and one third raw recruits
and discontented men Call it half and half, how
ever, and say the army is raised in this manner to
laU,0tU men. C tn such an armr be depended
on? Tbe Administration thinks evidently not,
and therefore Gen. Me de is to spend tbe summer
and e fly part of the fall in holding the line of
the Rappahannock and in drilling his new re
emits. This does not Fuit Gen Me ide. He knows
very well that whatever passes in his camp is
known to Gen Lee in twenty four hours. He
knows that, when Gen Lee is convinced that the
Union army will not move, the rebel army will
move, and get in bis rear if possible; at all events,
will make it necessary for him to retreat to Wash
ington. So while Gen. Meade has not been rein
forced, Gen. Lee has been He came back from
Pennsylvania and re occupied the line of the
Rappahminock with 75,000 troops, and with 12,
000 fresh horses taken from the Pennsylvania
farmers. He has since bfn reinforced by 50,
tHX) troops from the West, making his present
strength not far from 150,000 men. Included in
this is a body of 25,1100 carxlry; 12.000 of them
Stuart's veterans, tbe rest new recruits.
Rather than pass the summer in this manner.
and be compelled to retreat to Washington and
r'uk the defe.it of his armr, and cut the capital
in peril; rather than do this. Gen. Meade would,
I believe, prefer to assume the offensive even
now, and Adrance across the Rtppabannock and
try to make Le Hirnt. 1 rue, this would be es
aclly what Gen Lee wishes him to do, and
what he is maneuvering to induce him to do
And if Ge. Meade, with 90.000 troops ia com
pelled or allowed to cross the Rsppahannock and
to fight Lee's 125,000 or 150,1X10 troops, the
country w'u! bold the Administration responsible
Tor the result.
The true policy ot the Government is to insti
tute and organize icsUntly a Peninsular cam
paign against Richmond, composed of 200,000
veteran troops, supported oy a suiiaote narai
force, and to make the James River the line of
operations. That force is available. It would
only require the 60,000 troops indicated abore to
be added to Gen. Meade s present lorce. and ail.
COO more to be drawn from the West. While the
campaign was in progress, Washington could be
defended br jrolunteers Irom new xork end
Philadelphia, 50,000 of whom would ruah here
for that purpose. And the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad might safely be left to the protection of
Gov. Cnrtin, who. for the sake of the safety of
h's own Sute, would see that it was not mol'et-t
ed. ' X.
Ttie Possibility ol Iteslerlng the t'n
lon Hepublican View of the Ques
tion. We copy the following article upon "the possi
bility of restoring the Union," from the Spring
field Republican, the ablest Administration jour
nal in Massachusetts. The riews expressed by
the Republican are eminently worthy of consid
eration, and significant, too, considering the
source from which they emanate: -
William Whiting, solicitor of the War Depart
ment, has written a letter to the Union League
ol Philadelphia, in which be undoubtedly repre
sents the theories prevailing at the war office as
to the proper treatment of the revolted States,
and they are remm kable in being in exict oppo
sition to thofe frequently and distinctly declared
by the President and by Congress. It would
seem as if Secretary Stanton were at tbe head of
a little Government of his own a sort ofimper.
um in imperic and that it is not considered
that his department shall be in htrmony with the
rest of the Administration, either iu theory or
practice. Gov. Johnson, of Tennessee, acting
under authority from the President, has officially
assured the people of tbatSttte that he will issue
writs for the election of a Legislature at the ear
liest practicable moment; ihnt ia, ma soou aa the
rebellion is so thoroughly put down in the State
by the milit try arm that a general and free ballot
will be possible, aud aa the people ahill show a
disposition to tetuin to the Union. We supjose
this declaration indicates the President' policy,
and that Tennesre is not to be treated excep
tionally, tint th-tt the St-ite now occupied by tbe
rebel armies, will be permitted to return to the
Uiiiok in tliesume way whenever they are ready.
But Mr. Solicitor Whiting takes quite another
riew of the tiHtter. He supposes th.-tt after the
power of the rebellion is broken, the people of
the South will hue the Government and the
North as Utterly as ever; that they will still be
traitors at heirt. nnJ seek to" get back into the
Union only i i obt-tiit the power they have failed
to secure by fighting; thai they will make State
laws excluding Northern men mid Iree blacks,
destro; freedom of speech and of the press, and
send back to Congress the conspirators who have
brought civil war upon the country; and, finally,
"the ins.'itiity of State rights doctrines will be
nouiinhed and strengthened by admitting b-tik a
conquered people as our equ ls, aud i:s b meful
iiidtience c.uinot be estimated!" Mr. Whitirg
therefore protests agiinst allowing the Southern
States t ca tne hack into the Union until they
have changed their constitutions and abolished
shivery, nd he nrgue lli.it the rebellion has
given us the right to treat these Sutcs as Teiri
tories aud re admit them only on such conditions
as we may i-Iioom- to im;xse. Mr Whiting sums
up his Klicy of reconstruction btiefly as follows:
"Allow the inhabitants of conquered territory
to form themselves into Stntes, only by adopting
constitutions euch as will forever remove all caue
ol collision with the Uoitet .States, by excluding
shivery therefrom, or continue military gorern-
menlover the conquered district until there sbill
appear therein a snmcieut number ol loyal inhab
itants to form ii republican government which by
guaranteeing freedom to all shall be in accord
ance with the true spirit of the Constitution of
the United States."
We state the two theories without at this time
discussing them. Whether tbe President or his
war Secretary is right, and which ia likely to carry
his point at last, time willswu show. But what
we now question is the corre-U.f a of Solicitor
Whiting's assumption that the hostility of the
Southern people to (he Union will continue after
the iebel:ioti is crushed out. It may prove to
with the leaders, but all pre-ent indications go to
show that the I.ire majority of the Southern
people will take kindly to the Constitution aud
the old fi:ig again; that the wr hits taught them
to respect the Northern people, and has tli-sipa-ted
many of the political fictions by which they
were educated to become rebels. The fraterniza
tion ol Union and Confederate soldiers at Vicka
burg. Pri Hudson and elsewhere, so sincere and
hearty as to cause general surprise. U siginfic-tut
in his direction. The readiness of a large por
tion of the rebel prisoners to take the oath of
allegiance and eveu enlist in the Union rank;
the universal complaints of the lebel papers that
the Southern people sliow m. disposition to give up
their experiment aud Ulk abou'. a ret'irn to the
Union; the splurge of falsehood and bid rhetoric
with which Jeff. Divis attempts to counteract
that tendency these, and ro my like facts, daily
reported and increasing upon u, show the drift
of the Southern mind, and so very far to remove
the fear, or hope, expressed by S lit itor Whiting,
that the S inthern people will settle down into
sullen l;of-tiliiy to the Union after their defeat,
making it necessary eiiber to exterminate
them absolutely or to wait until another genera
tion is born and reared, before the Union can be
The account by the ctrrespondent of the New
York Times of the reception of Geu. Banks am1
staff at Natchez, Mississippi, on their way -to
Vick"burg, is very striking and suggestive:
While at Natchez, it was impossible not to
mark the evident spirit of friendliness which
greeted us, and which is so different from what
we might be led to expect from the teachings of
rebel leaders and their Northern sympathizers.
The fact is that matter luve gone so far now
that the people brderiug the Mississippi river
would become glad to see the old flag waving
undisturbed forever, and commence reuniting the
bonds so rudely torn asunder by designing
knaves and politician. When we came among
the upper classes, where animosity would be ex
pected to be most bitter, we found the feeling
still more remarkable. Not only at every house
they visited, did GetuB nks and his party receive
all that unbounded hospitality for which South
ern character is s respected, bnt in passing
among ihe rariou plantations, ladies on their
pjazzis ac'u tllv waved handkerchiefs at them.
The scenes und incidents now around as are of a
character to warm the heart and nourish the hope
of every true patriot in the land. Tbey are of
the deepest sL'tiificii.ce; and I am glad that
among the p.rtv was a British consul and the
captain 'if a French man of war, who would both
do well to co iiver f iithful impressions of these
things to their respective governments."
To the Mine purport is the testimony of the
Memphis Bulletin, after conversing with leading
men from nearly nil of the seven original rebe
States, when it sas:
"" 'Tis useless to lis.'uise the fact that the peo
ple of ihe South ie e irnc-tly anxious that the
United Si'e should mke some proposal of
peace on the Irakis ol a restoraiiou of the Union.
Nor will they be truh-ed by the opinions, riews or
feelings of those who h ive !el themntray. The
newspapers !onot rep-eent the sentiments of the
massas or the Sou'h. On the contrary, they (.the
newspaprrs) are ignored, and their sentiments
rureed by large proportion of the people. Our
Informant has traveled through Alabama, Geor
gia and western North Carolina, and has come to
the deliberate conclusion th tt the people are ripe
for the restoration of the Union on anything like
an honorable basis."
A 'correspondent of the Boston Trareler, at
Gen Meade's headquarters, writes:
"Within the last three dtys some twenty de
serters hare come atithln our lines at this place,
including an Orderly Sergeant from a Louisiana
regiment, who says he resides within forty miles
of New Orleans, and is desirous of returning to
his home. He reports that large numbers of
Lonisiiuians are watching for a ftvnrable oppor
tunity to desert, being anxious to return to their
home. . Mr informant also aays that the news of
the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, and tbe
opening of the Mississippi, has greatly disheart
ened tbe Mississippi and Louisiana troops. This
feeling of discontent and despondency, he as
serts, is not confined to particular State regt
ments, but til save the Texatis are discouraged
at the present aspect of aff.iirs In the so called
Conredertcy. Quite a nombet have been placed
nnder arrest and confined in the guard house for
ottering language prejudicial to the Interest and
safety of the South."
... It is possible, notwithstanding the obvious ten
dency of Southern opinion and feeling at this
moment, that solicitor Whiting's diagnosis may
turn eat to be correct. But it clearly it not wise
statesmanship to fix a policy upon tbe mere as
sumption of a fact that may prove to be not a
fact, end to the policy chosen defeat its own
object. . ; '
The commutation moner paid by drifted
men will amount, it it supposed, to tome forty or
fifty millions ot Ooujlm inrougaout tbe country.
The Riot at Washington Cxrr Child.
The following we copy from the Vincennes Sun:
Io our last issue, we referred in brief terms to j
the riot which occurred at Washington, our
neighboring town, last Saturday. Since then, we
have been furnished from jeliable sources with
more of the particulars. j -
It appears that Capt Childs of the 65th Indiana
rofunteers, a. detachment of which is row sta
tioned at Henderson, Ky , uoder command of
Col. John Wi Foster, caused band bills to be
posted all through Dariess county, prior to his
rwitto Washington, for the ostensible purpose of
recruiting, He had with him some twenty of bis
meu mounted infantry. : On llie fth, according
ly a large crowd Supposed to be from 1,000 to
1.500 persons assembled at that place. On the
same dy was held there a Democratic township
convention, also largely attended.
At the recruiting meeting, inflammatory har
rangues were made by the chaplain of the regi
ment, besides a Mr. Donaheyjfrom Petersburg
denouncing Democrats as traitor, copperheads,
and the terms In the vocabulary of Republican
tlang. After the crowd came on the street, it
was addressed by Mr J. W. Burton, who was at
the time under the influence of liquor, in a like
strin denouncing private cifisens by name, &c
Under these circumstances, tbe crowd headed by
some of Capt. Childs' men who were also drr.nk
aud naturally excited, soon after Mr. Burton's
speech ma Je a rush on the law office of Mr. Jas.
T. Pierce who is chairman of the Democratic
central committee, and succeeded in forcibly
dragging from Mr. Pierce'sofficeaMr. McKinney,
another Democrat whom they beat and wounded
with their guns and otherwise.
Soon after the soldiers attacked a Mr. Brown,
of this county, and who is himself a discharged
soldier, and lor no valid cause run him into Mr.
Pieice's offices snapped guns and pistols at him.
tore him out of there, and beat and badly wound
ed him. Whether he will recover or not we are
unable to say. . -
In the attack the soldiers wereheaded by Capt.
Childs himself. He was intoxicated at the tiue,
and even went to tbe length of riding on horse
back into the hall lending to Mr. Pierce'e law
office, with his sword drawn.
In a few minutes after the soldiers made an at
tack on Mr. Joseph Brown, a respectable, sober
and inoffensive citizen of Dariess county. He
ra-.i the soldiers, with Capt Childs, pursued hi in
On horse buck for about two hun li-id and fifty
yards, and there overtook Lim overpowered
hint, got him dowu. and finally stabbed him with
a bayonet, causing bis bowels to protrude, and
p;trti-illy serering one of bis intestines. He now
lies at the point of deuth, wi Jti no hope of bid re
covery. Whi:e hi men were engaged in this last attack,
Capt. Childs urged it on by ordering his men to
kill the d d fellow," "süib him.", shoot bim,
God d n him," or words to that amount.
The effect of these attacks and such out
rageous conduct, was to . create a feverish ex
ci'ement in Washington among the good men
of all p.irtie, none of whom venture to justify
the conduct of C-tpt. Childs and his men.
. We mention these things for tbe purpose of
bringing the f.icis to the knowledge of Gov.
Morton and tho other proper miliiary authori
ties, co aa to secure the return of Captain
Ciitids and dome of Lis men who can be now
identified, a id i.ave t'.tem submitted for trial
bj the civil tribunals of the place of the com
mission f such atrocious outrages. Great iu
digiiiUion still e lists among our triends in Dt
ries county, ud they pitiently and expect
antly awNtt to tee what steps, if any. Gov.
Morton, the military authorities aud tbe lead
ing Republican at Washington will take to
secure the object above i uded to.
We deeply sympathize with our friends in
Daviess county, and hope they mar hereafter
be saved from a repetition of such scenes, by
the exemplary punishment of . the parties en
gaged in Mi.d actively urgiug on the commis
sion cf such crmes under cover of drunken
soldiers and mob law.
Thx DaRLrSGTOX Sarbecck- Tbe old
f:ih;oned Democratic baibccue h!d near Dtr
iinnton, Mon'gomerv county, on Saturday last,
was an imposing nffiir. The number present
was rarously estimnted nt from ten to twenty
tliou-and. and everything went oflT pleasantly and
h irmonio-j-dy. We hav seen nothing to equal
it since the days of '5fi The nnrsbef of beeves,
calve. , sheep, pljis, turkeys, chickeus, aud the
quantity of cakes, pirs, bread, &c, which had
been prep ired for the occ;i;on,and which literal
ly loaded the long lines of tables, were utterly
astonishing. Truly, the Democracy of that re
gion are ns noble hearted and generous ru they
are patriotic, loyal and xealous in the great
cause of civil liberty. Frankfort Crescent.
The Washington tnd Orange County ArtU
cultural Society have determined to hold a fair
on tle grounds near Livonia, Wednesday, Thürs
day and Friday, the 23d, 24th aud 25th of Sep
tember next, inclusive. Erery arrangement will
be made to make it an occasion of special inter
est to the people of both counties.
The Cnrydon Union says the small pox has
been quite fatal on Buck creek, Hnrrison county.
The Liwrenceburg Register says that Pro
rost Marsh' R. D. Brown has secured abontone
hundred und eighty horses, which were broken
down and left respectively by Generals Moroax
and Hobs x in their travels through this county.
As it is the intention of the Government to pay
for all property taken or destroyed by either of
these forces, these contraband horses will be told
for whom it may concern."
Ca ps We are glad to see that the corn
crop iu Southern Indiana promises tobe very fine
this season. It is well set, thrifty, large eared,
and an unusually large amount has been planted.
The tobacco crop, which will be nearly twice
at large as last year's, also is luxuriant, promis
ing to the farmers a liberal compensation for
tbeir toil and care Evansrille Journal.
The Terra Haute Express says a man in
England has got a patent for India rubber shirt
collars. Our esteemed friend, Mr. BxRRT K.
ftrLGRori hat got the patent for an India rubber
conscience, and His Excellency hat got tbe right
for another Indianapolis article tbe name of which
we hare forgotten.
BaooivaLK Democrat. Mr. J. B. Bist-
UT. who for eleven years has had charge of that
paper, retires from its management. Mr. B. re
tires from that position with a host of true and
devoted friends. The Democrat will hereafter
be conducted by Mr. N. T- Ca sr. Hit predeces
sor aays of him "that he bat the ability, energy,
and force of character to make the Democratic
organ of Franklin county acceptable to the par
ty." The new editor in hit ' introductory" re
marks: . -
With the olire branch of peace in one hand,
the constitution aud laws in the other, we shall
carrr aloft the start and stripes of our whole
countrr, with erery star in its original glory.
We beliere if those in authority would adopt thia
humane and pattiotic course, the dore of peace
would soon be hovering over the surging waters,
fit harbinger of a new and more auspicious era
for freedom, unity and enduring concord among
MosoAs't Lin or March Throcsh Ixdi
ATTA. The following are the, counties through
wich Morgan passed in making bit raid into Indi
ana: Harrison, Washington, Scott, Jefferson. Jen
nings, Ripley and Dearborn seven in all.
Tbe towns and villages, as they appear'opon
the m p, through which he passed during the
same incursion, are as follows. We italicise the
M ack port, Corjrtfon. Salisburgh, Palmrra, Sa
Irm, Canton, New Philadelphia, Centreville, Vi
enna, LrxingtiR, Uindsville, Paris, (near) Vtr
nam, Dupont. Bryansburch, VtrraiUe$, Pierce
rille, Milan, Weisburgh, Huhber Corner's, New
Alsace, Dover, Logr.n tnd Harrison.
In his line of march be cut and crossed the fol
lowing railroads: , .
New Albany & Salem, JefTersonrille k Indi
anapolis, Madison & Indianapolis, Ohio & Missis
sippi, tnd Indianapolis It Cincinnati. He crowed
those roads at the following points: N A. ft 8 ;
Salem; J. It I.. Vienna; M. ft I., Dupont; O. ft
M., Pierceville; I: & C-, Weisburgh; and the
State line at Harrison.
Morgan was in the State fire days from the
time be landed at Mauckport (July 9th,) until he
crossed the Sute line (July 1 3th.)" The distance
traveled between those points, considering the
route taken, is about 200 miles. He averaged
about forty miles per dayl Grierson's and Mor
gan't raids are without parallels in history.
. The Cannelton Reporter has had the pleas
ure of an interview with Capt. Dzyeese of the
1st Indiana cavalry. It says tbe captain waa
preseut at the fight at Milliken's Bend, where the
abolitionists assert tbe negroes fought with des
peration and won imperishable renown, and he
asserts there is not a word of truth in the story.
The negroes, so far from fighting, were killed
and driven pell melt into the Mississippi. Tbey
did not kill a single rebel. :
The Wayne county Agricultural Fair will be
held in Richmond from September 20th to 26th,
Tbe Morgan Express, the organ of tbe De
mocracy of that county, commenced its regular
publication last Tbufsday. It present a rery
neat mechanical appearance and is edited with
decided ability. Leokard H. Millxr is editor
and jtroprieior. The Democracy, of Morgan
should gire the enterprise an encouraging sup
port. . That's the way to secure papers worthy
tbe cause. . ,
There was a Urge Democratic gathering at
Xenia. Miami county, on tho 8tb inst. From
3,000 to 4,000 people were present. There was
an immense processiou with banners. flags, hickory
bushes and music a free dinner on the ground
and plenty to eat. Hon. Jobs 0. Marshall,
State Senator from Grant county, addressed the
meeting-.' Aio.nzo Atkixsox, agent of the State
Sanitary Commission, müde a tpirUcd adJre3 in
behalf of the soldiers, when $60 was donated ia
cash. - ' -
Decatcr Cocstt. The Democracy of this
County held a nominating convention at tbe
Court-house in Greensburg, Saturday, September
12. at 1 o'clock P. M. The call says:
All men in Decatur county who are the un
conditional friends of civil liberty acJ the Amer
ican Constitution, and who would preserve, pro
tect and defend theiu against all aggressions
whether in pe -.ceor in war, and all men determ
ined to maintain the integrity and permanence of
the American Government as established by the
fathers of the model republic, are earnestly en
joined to pariicionte under tbis call in the selec
tion of delegates iu their respective townships,
and in the common effort of all patriots to gire
practical effect to these cherished principles of
tne democracy. .
Col. L. P MiixiGAjt addressed the Democ
racy of Marshal county at Plymouth, on the bth
inst. Tbe attendance was large.
The Marion Journal gives accounts of ser
eral robberies, mobs, and the destruction of nri-
rate property wntouly which hire lately oc
curred in Grant county. These acts of lawless
ness are becoming frequent all over the State,
and they should bt nipped in the bud by tbe most
stringent measures, if need be. Every citizen
has a common interest in maintaining law and
order. The Journal states that iu one case the
tons of several of the most respectable citizens in
the county fine young bojs, were enticed from
home by one Jornr Johnson, who represented
him -ell to be r deserter from tbe rebel army, upon
the plea of having a little fun. and then "forced
them at the point of a revolver to secrtcy, and to
accompany him," in the following robbery:
On Thursday night, the 6th inst., the dwelling
bouses of James Coulter, James Montgomery
and Jesse P. Kyie, were forcibly entered by sev
eral persons and pillaged of two rifle guns and
over one hundred dollars in money, the money
being extracted from the latter named and a rifle
gun Inmi each of the former. Four persons, one
a deserter bum the army, br the tu me of James
Grants. Joel Whitney, Joseph Ricksand Elijah
Stafford, h ire been arrested and charged as par
ticipaots in the robbery, and are now in jail
awaiting tritl. Two other, who, it U charged,
are the principals in the robbery, John Johnson
and Robett Nelson, and two who it is alleged
were participants, have not besn arrested, and a
large reward is offered for tbe apprehension of
the two former.
After ihe robbery the young boys returned
home and reported the facts and circumstances to
their parents, and, fearing arrest, cleared them
selves. Four of tbe party were afterwards ar
rested not far from their home.
Cot. B. F MrLtEN, who has been at home
on furlough for several m nth , in consequence
of ill health, letuins, we understand, to bis regi
ment, the 35th Indiana, this week. It is reported
that there is a battle impending in Eastern Ten
nessee between the armies of Rosecrass and
Bragg su eucagement of a most important
character aud Co!. Mcllkx, notwithstanding
his feeble health, is determined toJead his regi
ment opou that occasion. If General Rorscraxs
is successful in the anticipated movement, it will
be the severest blow that the rebels hare yet re
ceived, and jthe gallant 35th will be placed in a
position to add to tbe ' laurels it has already won.
Lawrence. Washington axd Jackson Cot;
TIX8 The Democracy of these counties will
hold a grand mass meeting at Fort Rimer, on the
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, on Saturday, Au
gust 29th, ltf63. Hon. D. W. Voorhees, Hon.
J. A. Cravi.vs, Hon Horace HirrRKS, Hon. T.
R. Cobb, Hon. J. B. Browx, Judge A. B. Cash
tor and others are expected to address the con
vection. Thx Moroas Raid. Some . Republicans
down in Washington county are. charging every
Democrat whose property was not molested by
Morgan during his raid in Inidana at being se
cession fcjmpathixera. The Washington Demo
crat enquires rery pertinently
, What will tbey say because Morgan placed a
guard over all of Hod. Tboa. Slaughter's properly
at Cory don. He never was a Democrat. What
will they say about Thomas Allen getting hit
horses returned t and he never was a Democrat.
What of Joseph Trueblood, a Quaker, getting a
part of his returned, and everybody knows be was
never a Democrat? Now is there any sense in
the allusions and sneers concerning Democrats;
then they niut with equal force apply to those
Republicans who obtaiued a return of their prop
. Ths Draft. Says the Lafayette Courier:
The draft is delayed lo this Sute by the foef
ficiency of the enrolling officers in two or three
districts. It will probably take place about the
1st of September. .. ,
Halleck aayt he wants 250,000 additional
men for tbe coming fall operations. . If be does
not ges them, he declares that it will take 800,'
000 men next year to do the same work. .
. Thr Cots The late rains hare tared the
corn crop of this region from Impending failure,
but nobody autictpaies more than au average
crop 11 jet te Conner. ....
The Dkmocbact or Bartholomew A
great revival is going on among the anterrified
of old Bartholomew. Meetings welt attended
are being held all all over the county, and from
the rigorous canvass now being made an in
creased majority will add additional lustre to her
always victorious banner at he October elee
On Friday last, the 14th inst., another enthu
siastic meeting ol the Democracv took place at
Wiggs' Station, Henry Wiggs, Esq , presiding
apon the occasion. In a few appropriate re
marks he introduced the first epetker, J. P.
Solomon, Esq., cf New York. Mr Solomon
eloquently portrayed the rapid growth and pros
perity of-ibe country ander Democratic rwle, ex
hibited Ibe unhappy condition of the people co
der the fanatic ruling of the present dynasty, and
urgently besougnt them to be true to the princi
ples of their forefathers, to take warning of the
tyranny practiced br the Administration and to
defend their rights by the ballot at all haxards.
He was followed by John MulUnr,Esq.,a rising
lawyer of Columbus, Indiana, and Prosecuting '
Attorney of the county.
In forcible language he traced the origin of the
Republican party, exhibiting it in its raried as
pects of Federalism. Know-Nothingism and Ab
olitionism. He showed the resemblance of John
Adams' administration to the present party in
power, and read from the writings of Jefferson
appropriate selections touching tbe liberties of the
people in connection with the alien and sedition
laws of that period. After shoain that the ob
ject of the Abolitionists was to raise the nerro to
a social equality with the white man, and to de
grade them, he closed by reviewing the conscript
The meeting was closed by a stirring speech
from W L Bane, Esq., of Ohio, now practicing
law at Columbus, Ind. He showed the origin of
the present war, the capability of the Republican
party and tbe tyranny practiced by the present
Administration, showing that the despotism prac
ticed br the military power in Kentucky at the
late election was a sample of tbe treatment that
the people of Indiana might expect at their elec
tions. A large number of ladies graced the occasion
by their presence, and nothing occurred to mar
the harmony of the meeting, erery body depart
in.? with the fixed determination to perpetuate
their liberties by voting tbe Democratic ticket.
Colcmbl-8. Ixd ; August 15, 1663.
Wamh i Cocxtt Dkmocraejc CoHTamoir.
A roprention of the. Democracy of Warrick
county was Leid at the Court-house in BoonTille,
on Saturday, August 1, to nominate candidates
for tbe different county offices to be filled at tbe
ensuing October election.
- Hon. D. B Kitchen was chosen chairman and
D irid L. Hart and John McCord were appointed
The organisation haring been completed, the
follxwinsr nominations were made:
.For Treasurer, Dr. Josiah Brown; for Clerk,
Robert Tatlor; for Reorder, John M. Mills; for
Commissioner. Felix Haverstraw; for Real Es
täte Appraiser, N. G. Dubois.
On motion, the Chair appointed the following
committee on resolutions:
Divid Hirt, J. It Hurpole. N. Pyeatt, G. W.
II tvward. James Smith. F. Miller, Wm. Bryant,
James Wilson,' John B. Bethel! and Samuel
The committee haring retired, Judge Darid
T Laird addressed the convention. His speech
was admirably suited to the occasion, and was
At the conclusion of Judge Laird' speech,
the committee on resolutions reported tbe
following resolutions, which were unanimously
Reolod, That we will usuin the President
with men and money to put down this wicked re
bellion as prescribed by the Constitution and laws
of the United States, and to this end we here
"pledge our live, our fortunes, -and our sacred
Renohrd, That we will hold on to the Consti
tution, the laws made under it, and tho treaties
mtde with the nations of the world, as tbe su
preme law of the land, and as the nnlr safeguards
of a free peonle.
ResolcfJ, That we will ever protest against
any abridgement of the freedom of speech, or of
the preis, holding erery person responsible for
tbe abuse thereof under the law.
Rftoltfd, That we protest against the power
assumed by President Lincoln that, by reason of
his being the Commander-in-Chief of the army
and nary of the United States, aid of the militia
when called into active service, he can do any
thing which he believes will best put down the re
bellion, a unknown to the Constitution unpre
cedented in the history of our Government, and
tending directly to a military despo'-ism.
Rttolrxd, That we gtand opposed to til arbi
trary arrests, whereby the person accused ia de:
prived of a speedy trial by an impartial jury with
in the judicial die trie t wherein the offense was
aliened to hive been committed.
Resoleed, That we tteliere it to be the duty of
erery trne patriot to submit to the laws and as
sist in the execution of the same, yet we will
ever claim tlte right to labor for tbe repeal of
all lavs which we deem impolitic or unjust.
Resolved, That we havo full confidence in tbe
ralor of our troops in the field; they bare oor
warmest sympathy, and we hold it as the impera
tive duty of those who remnin at home to pro
ride for the wants of the families of said soldiers.
Retailed, That we would iy to all American
citizens everywhere, and especially to our fellow
citizens who are bravely battling for the Consti
tution and the Union, thu thechirge that the
Democratic party of Indiana are sympathizers
with southern secession and traitor to the Fed
eral Government, are base calumnies, aud we here
brand the authors as liars and calumniators of
the darkect hue.
On motion of Mj J. G Blewett, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
Retolctd. That we have implici confidence In
the pttriotism and leal ability of H. G. Bark
well, Eq . ot Rockport, and that he is onr first
choice for Prosecuting Attorney of this Judicial
District; and that we cheerfully recommend him
to the Democrats of the District aa well deterr
ing the position.
' ' The corn crop in Owen county, on account
of the drouth and the frost In July, will prore
almost a total failure '
Dxato of Major Isaac Stiwart. Died, at
Sullivan, on the 13th inst., Majr Isaac Stewart,
in the T2d tear of his age. Major Stiwart was
one of the early settlers of Floyd county, where
he was universally esteemed for bis many noble
qualities. He moved to Sullivan several years
eince, where he engaged iu mercantile pursuits,
and where, aa here, he was much lored. He
leaves a number of children, amomg them Capt.
G. W. Stewart, Mrs. J. B. Withstajcduet. and
Mrs. J. Robert Pa Bi er, of this city.
Number or Men m thk U- 8- Servicx from
the Secoko District The following it a. full
litt of the number of men in the United States
service from each county in the Second Con
gressional District, on tbe 3d day of March, 1Ö63:
Harrison - 1.005
Ortflijfft . . T34
Scott , 425
Hat. There Is considerable excitement just
now in the market for hay. Tbe demand is prin
cipally for Government, and prices range from
$17 to $21 per too.
Tax Draft. We recti red letters from the
Draft Commissioner for the 9th Cong. District,
stating that a committee of both parties woald
be appointed to witness the draft and attest its
fairness, and inriting ut to be present at one of
that committee. Mr. B. says the draft will com
mence with St. Joseph couuty. and be followed
br La Porte, Porter, Lnke, Starke, Marshall,
Fulten, Pulaski, Jasper, Newton, Benton, White,
Cass and Miami. Mr. Del ford tars be has re
ceived no orders to drr.ft, and cannot tell when it
will tike place. He also requests us to give no
tice to tbe people of their duty to send delegates
to witness the drawing.
In reply to these letters we addressed a letter
to Mr. Belford. suggesting that a full and fair
enrollment was an important element lu a fair
draft, and requesting that the original enrollment
books for Cnss couuty may be sent to J. B. El
dride. Provost Marshal for Casn county, so that
copies may be made and sent to the several town
ships in the county for elimination by thepeo'
pie, and atating that such a course would allay
the suspicions of enfairness which exist among
the people Logansport Pharos. '
For; stain Cocntt. The Democratic nomin
atiag convention for tht coucty will take place
at Covington on Saturday th j 23th inst,' instead
of the 25th inst., as the types erroneously made
us to state the other day. ..
Seward and ths Kisqmisation or Lincoln.
The en id in political circles is that Mr. Seward,
in order to checkmate Secretary Chase, will cast
all his infloence for the renominttion of Mr. Lin
cola by hit party for the next Presidency.
ldaqurnt and. True. . Z.
lion. George E. Pi gh the Democratic candU
date for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio is making
a noble canvass. In a recent speech ia Miami
county, he said: - .
They say the Administration it the Gorern
ment. Solomon sys there is nothing new under
the sun. but that doctrine certainly is new. - -
Then if Mr. Lincoln should e.et sick, we
should bare a sick Government.- If Mr. Lincoln
should die, the Government wou'd be dead.
Great applause Vnall not criticise the Tresi
dent, thev stT Why, every one criticises and is
criticised F.ven the ladies criticise each other,
and each otliei's bonnet; and what has Mr. Lia
coin dotie to exempt him from the common lot
ofrn ttiT Wrnt services tus he performed? That
proposition too absurd. We don't intend to
respect it. We will discuss and criticise to acts
of ibe President. We will pay do regard to
threiN. We will do it peaceably, if possible;
but, if tecesry. with arm- in ourbtnd. Con
tinued applause They may take it
for grauted that we - will gire them no.
right to take our liberties from us. Give ut
an unobstructed path to the balUt box, and we
will end your party and power, but I warn you
on tbe peril of your Uvea, gire usau unobstructed
path to the ballot-box. Do not interfere with the
counsels of Democracv, or else make your wills
We bare in Ohio a Constitution defining the
rights of the people. We hare liberty of the press,
trial by an impartial jury, freedom from an-fet
except upon a civil process, or indictment by
grand jury, and defining treason; and yet any
shoulder strapped gentleman can set their rights
at naught, at his pleasure. Mr. Lane, of Kansas,
gave tbe beat illustration of the military.. ,11
said a little boy threw a stone one night at a dog
in Washington, and, missing the dog, knocked
down three Brigadiers. Mr. Lane added, it waa
not a good night for Brigadiers either. -
Who gate them authority to mike our laws!
They have no more right to do it than I. Who
authorized them to arrest our citizens T
Tbey hare no more authority to do it
than jou hire. It ia notb'iug but the
atrone arm of violence, illustrated in the
rirson of one of our bravest and purest citizens
speak not alone for Mr. Vallandighnm, but for
erery citizen of Ohio. What was done to him
will be doue agaia. utiles you ris aad defend
your liberties . ,
Voice -"We'll do that with the bayonet."
Mr. Pogh All to need is fh paper ballot
that goes into the ballot box Our fathers fought
for liberty; e must preserve it at tbe ballot box,
"We will," but oo one must attempt to ob
etruet our path to the ballot box. It were better
for the man 1k attempt it thit he had never
been born. Cheers aud laughter. The fiist
week of the canvass I retd from the Constitu
tion I have quit lb at now-1 find, like Chat
ham, tbe principle written in the heart of every
You know yoar rights. I am persuaded you
intend upholding them. Do it munfully, but be
sot orer confident What are golden fields or
full bares to a nation of slaves ? Make it your
business to take up the Exile, in hose peron
your rights hare been riolated. and elevate 1 :m
to the highest office in the Sum. It would beth
creates: act of iuftice ever done on the American
' Continent, and in after yeirs, remember 1663,
that you were the people who took op the pro
trate form of Clement L. Vallandigbam aud made
him your Governor, and thank God that be has
permitted yon to see thia great crisis, and given
you the courage to fight for the right tide of the
question. - ..
Men may out talk you at the corners, shvMr
contractors, ic.but the heart of tbe people are
in this contest for liberty. Yon know those
shoddy contractors buiU'.ug .fine bouses and
laying up goods for many years. But I do rot
enry them. My eyes have been fixodonUx
broken and outraged dwelling in Dayton, of the
more than widow, and the desolate orphan hose
father has been infamously carried away. I ap
peal to you, ladies, to vindicate the sacredness of
the fire "side Go to the ballot box. Be a com
mittee; expostulate day and nigbt; bring yojf
neighbor to the right faith. Clear the path to
tbe ballot box Regain your liberties, aad too
will hare taken the first step to the restoration of
tbe Union. Tremendous applause.
From tba Hudson (5. TO Gtsttte. -:
Orricx ScKKta's Cariccatsx Class of Ad
ministration office-seekers, stand up.
"Who made you?"
"Abraham Lincoln." ....
"What is the noblest work of God?"
"A negro." . -
Who is the me meat mm in the world?"
"George B.McClellan "
' "Who are tbe traitori?"
- "All who are his friends.' - " . .
"What it the object ot the war"
"In what rest the hope of America? " '
- "Th neero." .
. "What is the duty of the army?" . . . -
"To arrest all who believe in the Constitution.'
"Who is thit war benefiting?"
'Army contractors, rich men. Republican"
Generals, money shavers, cotton speculators and
negroes." - ,
"At whose expense?" ..
"What ia the test of patriotism?"
, "Abuse of Democraul"
"Whr is the negro the equal of the white
"Because God created them both!"
"On that principle, is a jackass the eqnal of a
Brigadier General?" ......
"How shall the policy of this Administration
"By the suppression of speech, the mobbing of
printing offices, and imprisonment of all Demo
crat there Is not rope enough to hang!"
"Is an union of sentiment a feeling of aoij
importance in tbe prosecution of tbe war?" i
"In 'your neighborhood are you considered l
man of sound sense?" !
"Are you capable of tapportiog yourself by
"Nerer tried it don't know!"
"Do yoo hate a Democrat more than yon io
the devil?" ". , .';
"Yes yes yes!" ...
"All right if there Ts no ofSce raeant, a new
one shall be created tcr yon at once!"
Tbe nsrpn Itald Who was raal
in bl Path war.
The Indianapolis Journal and other Republi
can prints are trying to create the impression that
Morcan found "aid and comfort" at tbe hands of
the Democrats (or copperheads and butternut, aa
they call us.) of Indiana during hit sojourn in tbe
Sute. Morgan, however, did not think to.
Captain Cunningham, Morgan's Adjutant Gener
al, made his escape across the ri er in to Virginia
and baa since safely arrived at Richmond. . He
gires the Examiner a long account of the it id,
which the Cincinnati Commercial ' pub
lished at length. Speaking of Morgan's
experience in Indiana, Captain Cusningbja
"After crossing into Indiana the inhabitants
fled in erery direction, women tnd children beg
ging es to spare their lires, and amazingly sur
prised to find we were huwiana. 71 ceaser
and butternuts tern eiceys ia Aeraaf e.pestao
j In Indiana one recruit was
obtained, a boy fourteen years old, who came as
This is certainly a clincher. Thecopperheada
and butternuts were always in the front oppneinr
OS," and that but "one recruit was obtained," and
be a boy only fourteen yeart of age. Therefore
ly could not hare been mach "aid and comfort
iu this. . What doe the Journal think about tbo
matter! Lawrenceburg Register. :
J5"Is it not plain that the Government by a
draft wanted men tnd not monejt Whr, the,
does the Board of Aldermen try to cheat the
Government of its due? New York Indepen
dent. ' ' " ,7
If it was men, not money, the Goremanot
wanted, whr did the law provide for toe or
money, at the option of those drafted? At the
law teadf, we take it that the Government is in
different as to whether the conscription brings it
men or money. For a City Council, or a Board
of County Commipsiouers, to furnish the money
in tbe place of the men, can not be considered at.
fa-ring to cheat the Government of its due when
the Government is willing to take either, at the
option of. the party draUeJ. Cincinnati En
quirer. -1 -
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