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Saturday oct. sn, tsr>9.
We are requested to Mate that a
protracifd meeting of the M. ft. Church
will commence at Rocky Marsh School
House, on Saluiday next, 5ih of Novem
ber. .
Arrest ofvCapt. Cook.
Oapt. J. E. Cooki wad arrested at the
Mount Alto Furnace! near Chamber^bur*,
Pa., on Tuesday, by\two gcntiemen nam
ed Lojran and Fitzbugli, under u hose
custody, in company with several other
gentlemen, he passed through this place for
Charlestown, on Thursday night, about
9 o'clock. Cook weili to the Furnace
\ under the pretence of tourchaising bacon,
when he was identified \nd apprehended,
plunger had driven him to the Furnace. as
lw had not eaten bul six tipples for sixty
hours.
A n ested.
We learn from the Charlestown correspon
dent of the Baltimore Sun, of the 24th inst.,
that James Lynch, alias William J. Stabough,
( the same man whom some of our citizens at
tempted to ride on a rail a few weeks since.),
supposed to be one of the insurgents, was j
brought in a prisoner to-day and lodged in Jail
He was captured some days ago by Mr. M. E. i
Price, the U. S. Mail agent on the Baltimore ;
& Ohio railroad cats, at a place called Sir i
John's Run, and kept in Romney jail till to
day. He is quite undersized, of a simple and j
foolish appearance and had been for several
weeks loitering about this and the adjoining
counties, begging and borrowing money. lie
registered himself here some days ago. before
the outbreak, as Jane* I.ynch, Cincinnati,
Ohio, but at the time of his arrest, gave the
name of William J. Stabough, of Louisa,
Lawrence Co., Kentucky. On Kridav night,
tlie 14th in*t., lie called Mr. Barbour, the Su
perintendent of the Aruory, at Harper's Ker
ry, out of his house, insisting upon a private
interview on the lawn, which was refused. ?
Then tie asked the ioan of a dollar and then
left. Since his arrest, he has sai<l, if Barbour
had granted him an intei view, he would have
revealed the whole plot. Both at //arpei's
Kerry and here, an excited crowd followed
the prisoner, as he passed, manacled through the
streets, in the charge *of officers. 11 is com- 1
mitment on suspicion of aiding and abetting
John Brown &. Co., was issued by Justice Li
cholberger
Big Gun !
We saw in t\c possession of //on. A. R.
Botel&r, oii Monday last, a gun belonging to
"old" BrownV talaen from his rendezvous on
the mountain, ?Vhich weighed 34 pounds and
was worked by means of a pivot, attached to}
the barrel, and wa\ made for thi purpose of
shooting slugs. Mr >Boteler also\ud in pos- '
session one of the piktVbelonging to the hand.
The blade of which is somewhat like that of a
bowie knife 01 the end of sNiloman sword, very
heavy, on the end of a six loot ash stafl". It
is a very formidable weapor,fSuth to cut and
thrust. Cook's private corre?poS^jtnce is like
wise in the hands of Mr. B., the most impor
tant of which, we suppose, will be published.
The Excitement still prevails.
The utmost excitement still prevails in this
region, caused from a telegraphic dispatch, re
ceived from New Yoik, by Mr. Barbour of //ar
jer's Ferry, stating that a band of armed men ,
will comc from that State, to Chariestown, and !
attempt to liberate the prisoners, either during
their trial or on the day of execution ; for the
security of the prisoners, armed men ate pos
ted at Chariestown and along the line of the
Potomac river, also at /harper's Kerry, by
t'apt. Sinn's company, of Frederick, \ld., and
a large body of citizens.
The testimony in the case of Brown, wjS
concluded on jesterday. Bolts and Green for
the prisoner, Harding and Andrew //unter
for the Commonwealth. Brown desired counsel
from Ohio, but the Court refused to defer the
trial.
Capt. Brown, Aaron I). Stevens, Capt. Cook,
?d win Coppie, Shields Green (color'd) John
Copeland, (color \1) are now in jail, on trial, I
and liaJette will be brought from Carlisle,
Pa., in a day or iwo; for trial. The prisoners
will be tried septiatcly. The lolloping are
the jurors in Brow n's ca?e :
Isaac Dust, Joseph flyers J ?*ob J.
Miller, Hicharti 1 Tunbarlake, John C.
McClurf, Win. litftitie, Wiii. A. Mar
tin, The raas WaiAin, Jr.f i liouias Os
tumm. UfO. W. 'Ip>bb, (Jto. lV. Boyei,
John C. Wiltshire!
Hay ward ShepherdAthe free negro
who was shot hy the instVrectioiiists at
Harper's Ferry because he would not join
them, was buried at Winchfstrr with the
honors of war by the milit
y companies
of tlie tow n, accompanied/by tlie mayor
and other ci izens.
A T< legraphic dispatch from Bos
ton to the Baltiiiioie Clipper, date i 24iii
inst., states thai a proportion was then
before the Abolitionists of Worcester,
M ass., to rai?e money, by conliibution.for
the purpose of obuining counsel for 0?a
wwia nie Biown at his con ing trial, lie v.
W. Htjfginson acted as treasurer.
H3* ^Ve lc?rD that on Tuesday night la?t,
the Ulack-smith shop, of Mr. John N. Si ell,
jr., ntar town, was entered through a window,
and bullets were moulded within bv the person
or pe.bons entering.
Jt. .a ?
It is staled that Gov. WUe wil
u??ke a req i-ition upon Gov. Morgan o
New Yoik for the surrender of lion. Ger
(II Smith.
1 1 is staled tint the arms recently
furnished to a colored volunteer company
in Philadelphia, have been tak-n away bv
the Adjutant General of IVmm- v!v >ni i, in
( consequence of the Harper's Ferry allV.r.
. li is understood that the contract
I for constructing the Armory dam at Har
per's Ferry is awarded by the Govern
ment to H igh L. Gallal?er, formerly ol
ih is low n.
We understand that the barn of Mr.
George Fulk, of Berkeley county* contain
ing ahoat 1 000 bushels of grain, and a
large quantity of hay, and other articles,
was entirely consumed by fire on Monday
morning last. It is supposed to have
been the work of an incendiary. Loss
estimated at $2,500.
For the Reg ister.
Mr. Zitile ? There seems to be consid
erable talk and gossip through some parts
of this community, about the conduct of
the Hamtramck Guards, ai Harper's Fer
ry during the insurrection there. Being
an eye- witness to the \vh< le a(T;iir, after
the arrival of the abote company, I
deem it but my duly to make a statement
through the columns of your paper, of
facts concerning the affair, which must
exonerate the Guards from the malicious
accusations enviously heaped upon them. !
The Ilamtramck Guards, crmmmded by
('apt. Butier, goi to the Ferry about 4 o'
clock < > ii Monday, entering through Boli
var, by direction of Gol. Baylor, While
they were marching down the hill, enter
ing Harper's Ferry, there were shouts
ahead for them to "come on." Capt.
Butler ordered the company to march by
"double q iick time," and at the command
they inarched forward until they were
commanded to 4 hall" near the front of
the Armory buildings, to await further or
ders from the Col.
The next order Was for Capt. Butler to I
tak'j his men into a building rear by, lo
tire down upon the insurgents, which he
did, leaving a portion in the street. A
few guns were tired from the house ?
when they were ordered to cease firing ?
fearing the safety of prisoners ; by that
lire, however, one of the insurgents was i
killed in the engine house.
The Company was aL'ain taken into
ihe street, where Capt. Butler waited for
further orders, but such was the slate ol
excitement, that he could get none from
the Ofiicer in command.
All the commands given during the!
evening, were from a sell of drunken fel
low s , w hooping anil bellowing like a park
of maddened bulls, evidently loo drunk,
many of them, to hold their guns.
During this excitement, i he Martins
burg party, drunken and maddened, made
an attack upon a building, where, there
were inanv prisoners, (but no insurgents)
and released the prisoners, w ho could
have done it themselves, had they not
been too cowardly ; and while this party
were getting away from the building some
of their own party opened a lire upon
the in , and this accounts for the killed and
wounded from IVlartinshurg.
Late in the evening, Col. Baylor railed !
lor twenty Volunteers to storm the engine,
liouse, (l>ut wanted some other person to
command them, however) but could not
jet a sinyle man, from ?// the brave and
bold from Mailinsburg, Harper's Ferry,
md Charlestown. Dining all this time
Uapt. Butler, of the *lumtram<*]; Guards,
was calm, rollected and unmoved, as were
>11 his men, who were ai their posts, ready
or any order from their Captain, but
heeding not the hue and cry of the pre
'ended brave ones outside.
And where were the Charlestown
Guaids all this time ? NVhy, scattered in
every direction. Their Capt. could not
gel them in ranks, ami did not the whole
evening ; all that were kept together were
held at their posts by their Officer* ; such
was the braveay of that company. And
for the Harper's Ferry in< n, they have not
^ol a man who wdl stand his ground a
moment, or they would not have permit
ted a negro to hold possession of their
main steet, some six h'Urs ; and at last
a preacher had to shoot him. Upon the
w hole, a'l of those parties pretended a
great deal of bravery , but showed the op
pos 'ite. by theii actions.
The above is a plain, truthful statement,
unbiased by prejudice, hut due to the
Ilamtramck Guards, who are always
ready and willing to take up arms at the
tirst order from their Captain.
The following correspondence, between
Capt. Butler ami Col. Ba\ lor, we clip
from the Baltimore Sun.
AN OBSERVER.
JeflVrson Co. 0> t. 26, 1859.
To toe Editors op the Baltimore Scn :
iiating heard fiom various quarters, even
from as tar as Baltimore city, reports that the
//atiilramck Guards, which 1 command, had
behaved in a cowardly maimer at the late dis
turbance at //arper's Ferry, 1 request that jou
will publish the follow ing correspondence be
tween Col Bobt. W. Baylor, who was in com
mand on that day, and myself. It is necessa
ly, to understand apart of Col. Bailor's an
swer, that J should state that when he speaks
! of Lieut. Lee's company, that Lieut. Lee had
command of my second "platoon after I went up
! tn the house with the fin-t.
V. M. BUTLER,
Captain //amtramck Guards.
Shrpherdstow n, Oct 22nd,
Col. Robt. N. Bayljr ? Sir: ? As there have
been circulated reports prejudicial to the //am
tramck Guards, which 1 ha\e the honor to
command, I wish to disabuse the public mind
I of any such impression; and to sustain the offi
cers and privates of my company from sucli
imputations, will you please answer the fol
i low ing questions categorically ? ?
Did you give any order to me that I did not
report to a company, aud was not said oidci
I promptly executed by the //a.-ntramck Guards?
Did you net order me to take possession of
' the boii'-e a-: 'joining llie Engine 7/ou se, and to
. fire from the windows ot the same upon the
insurgents below ?
Did I not promptly obey said order?
Did you not peremptorily countermand the
ordei of Lieutenant Lee to charge upon the in
surgents ?
Did you in a conversation with Governor
Wise state that much prui-e was due to the
CharicRtown and Martinsburg Compar ies, with
hoidiri ^ any mention of my company, thereby
intimating that they bad not done their duty ?
I iy pro'iiptiy answering the above quesiion->
vou will verv much oblige your ob't serv't,
V. M. BUTIjEH,
Captain //aintramek Guaids.
Wood End, October 25, 1 8.59. i
Capt. V. M. Butler? ?Dear Sir ? ItafTordsme
much pleasure to answer your questions. I
did not give any oider, to my knowledge, which
was not strictly obeyect by your company. If
my recollection serves ihe, I did direct you to j
send a portion of your jmen up stairs in the
house adjoining the engine-house
//avingat that time pressed on myself to the
g jfe I am not eertain whether you went up
stairs or not, hut my impression is that you did i
for when I returned I found Lieut. Lee stand
j ing in front of the engine house with his com
pany, and I reeollcct perfectly of having or
dered him to withdraw further back, in an
iswerto your la.?t que - 1 ion , my ollicial report
w ill be the be*t answer. I reported to Gov.
j Wise the following: During the match the
' insurgents opened a brisk fire on Capt. ??lbur
( tis' company, within the armory yard; the lire
was briskly returned by Capt. Alburtis' com
jpany, who behaved very bravely. The balance
ol the troops being near at hand, rallied to his
rescue. The firing at this time was heuy,
arid the insurgents would not have retained
their position man) moments longer, when
they presented at the door a while flag; the
fuing thereupon ceased. The above is copied
from my official report to Gov. V\ ise, and in
that l speak of all the companies alike, except
the Martinsburg company. I do not recollect
I of having any conversation with Gov. Wise
relative to the charge, or any matters relating
to the details. In hvste, very truly,
ROBERT W. 'iJAY LOR,
Col. Third Regt. Cavalry.
Conversation with Capt. Brown.
Several ol the Reporters who visited
Harper's Ferry 'ast w[>ek availed them
selves of an oppoitunity to be present ai
an interview whirl. Mf. Senator Mason,
of Virginia, and the lion. .Mr. Faulkner,
also of Virginia, and Mr. Vallandigham,
of Ohio, had with Cajit. Biown and Copt. 1
Stevens, two of the conspirators who were
wounded and taken prisoners. The eon- 1
versation is tims reported :
Mr. Mason. Can yau tell ?s who fur
nished money for your Expedition?
Mr. Urown. 1 furnished most of it <
myself. 1 cannot implicate others. I
could have escaped. I
Mr. Mason. You mean if you had es
caped immediately ?
Mr. Brown. No; I hnd1 th?j means to
make myself secure withiut any e>c*ape,
bul I allowed myself 10 be surrounded by
a force by being too tardy.,
Mr. Mason. If you wcfnld Ml us who;
sent you here ? who provided the means- I
? that would be information of some val
ue.
Mr. Brown. I willannwer freely and j
faithfully about what concerns myself. I
will answer anything 1 c: n - v illi honor,
but not about others.
Mr. V allamii<iha m. T)id
the expedition yourst II
J\I r. Brown. I did.
Mr. Vallandigham.
this document that is'call
M r. Brow n. 1 did.
stitntion and ordinance o
ving and getting tip.
Mr. Vallandi^ham.
you been engaged in thin business ?
Mr. Brown. I*\om tliebieaking out of
the cliflicul ties in Kansas. Four of my
sons had gone there to fettle, ami they in
duced *ii e to ^o I did not l'o il ere to
settle, but because of tile difficulties.
Mr. M aso/i. How many are engaged
with son in this movement ? 1 ask these
question* lor Your owjn safety
f
you get up
Did you get up
?d a eonsiimtion?
Iley are a con
my own contn
How long liave
M r. Brow n. A .iv
honorably an* wer 1 will, not
So lar as 1 am myself]
told everything
word, sir.
Mr. Mason. Howl
acts ?
Brown. I think, m
guilty of a great wrong
humanity. 1 say thai
be offensive. It wou
trutliflully. 1 Volue my
for any one to inierfese with you, so far
as to free those you w
jncsiion!
that 1 ran
oilier wise.
concerned I have
do you justify your
y friend, you are
against God and
wiihout wishing to
d be perfectly right
il full V and wickedly
hold in bondage. 1 djo not say this insult
nigly.
Mr. Mason. I understand that.
Brown. I think I! did right, and that
?
others will do right \4ho interfere with
you at any time, and Tall times. I hold
that the golden rule, do unto others a.*
you would that others <Jo unto you, ap
p'ies to all w ho would Lelp others to gain
their liberty.
Mr. Yallandigham. iWhere did your
men come from ? D|J so.Tie of them
come from Ohio ?
Brown. Some of them.
Mr. V. From the Western Reserve ?
Of course none from Soiithern Ohio T
Brown. Oh yes ! I lielieve one came
from Stubenville, down not far from
Wheeling.
Mr. V. Have you bten in Ohio this
summer ~
Brown.
Mr. V.
Brown.
Yes, sir.
How lately ? \
1 passed throbgh Pittsburgh
on my way in June.
Mr. V. Were
you at any
\
county or
State fair there ?
Brown. 1 was not there since June.
Mr. Mason. Did you consider this a
military organization in this papier? (show
ing a copy of the so-called constitution
and ordinance.) 1 have not read it.
Brown. I did in some measure. 1 wish
you would give that paper your close at
tention.
Mr. M. Y ou consider* d yourself the
commander-in-chief vf this provisional
military force ?
Broiu. I was chosen, agreeably to
ilie ordinance of a reriain document, com
mander-in-chief of that force.
Mr. M. What wages did you offer ?
Brown. None.
Lieut. Stuart. The wages of sin is
death.
Brown. I would not ^have made such
prison*
R'oi> ever in
here.
annoy
you
lived
a rem uk to you if you lit!
er an.! wounded in my Ifendiif.
Mr. Vallandigham. ^ ere
Dayon, Ohio ? V
Brown. Yes, 1 have bp*n
Z\I r. Vr. This summer ?
Brown. No. A year or tAvo since.
Mr. Mason. Does litis talking
you at all ?
Brown. Not in the least.
Mr. Vallandigham. llavii
long in Ohio ?
Brown, i went therein 18
in Summit county, which was
bull county. My
State.
Mr. V. Do you recollect
Ohio named Brown, a liotud
er;
Brown. I do. I knot* him from a boy.
His father was Uei.ry LJroun, l?f Irish or
Scotch descent, l'he lamiiy'was very
!o w.
Have vou ever beeh
k
o. 1 lived
hen Tium
natife plac^ is York
>
a man in
ounterfeit*
Mr. V.
age county
Brown.
Mr. V.
I was there in Jnn
YV hen in ( 'levelarjd
attend the Fugitive Slave La\f
tion there ?
Brown. No ! I was there
lime of the sitting of the rot rt
Oberlin rescuers. 1 spoke ther
on that subject. I spoke on thtj
slave law and of my own re
in Port
last,
did you
Conven
[about the
|to try the
publicly
fugitive
cue. Of
Oberlin
>erause I
es from
course so far as I had any preference at
all 1 was disposed to justify the
people l*? ? r rescuing the slave,
have mysell forcibly tajien sla
bond age. I was conren.ed in tatting elev
D i O
en .^l;ivt s from Missouri to Ca iada last
winter. I think that 1 Spoke in Cleve
land before the Convention. L' do not
know that 1 had any Conversation m ith
any of the Oberlin rescufrs. 1 was sick
part ol the time I was in .Ohio. I had the
ague. 1 was part (he rime in Ashtabula
bounty.
Mr. V. Did you see anything of Josh
ua K. Giddings there ? /
i
Brown. 1 did meet him.
Mr. V. Did you consult wj
Brown. 1 did. I would n
id course, anything that would
Mr. Giddings, but 1 certainly
It i m and had a conversation
Mr. V. About that res<
:1111V lilt 1
n wis i hi
cue es -e ?
th him ?
>t tell you,
i m plicate
met with
him.
Brown. Yes, I did. 1 heart him ex
press his opinion upon it very f etly and
fiaukly.
M r. V. Justify ing it ?
Iirown. Yep, sir. 1 do nolj compro
mise hint in say ing that. ;
A bystander. Did yon go otit to Iv :n
sns under the auspices uf the Emigrant,
\id Society '?
Brown. No, sir. I frrnt.'under tlie
auspices u( Oil John Bronn, .<ml nobody
_ ; 1
Mr. V7. Will von answer jtliis ? Did
vou tilk wit'i (iiddings abi-ut ^our expe
n , ? I
dition here ?
Brown. No, sir; I won't lanswer that
because a c!eni:il of it 1 could t not niakf :
and to make affidavit oi it I would he a
g'cat dunce.
Mr. V. II ivo you had any correspon
dence with parlies at the N?>rth on the
subject of this movement ?
Brown. I have had correFj o^dence.
Byst mder. Do you consider tins a re
ligions movement ?
Brown. It is in my opinion the great
est service a man can rendeim hi^ (Jod
Bystander. Upon what | princi j>Ie do
you justify your act ?
Brown. By the golden (rule. I pity
s why I am
personal alit
or vindictive
with the op
the poor in bondage; that
here; it is not to gratify any
mosity or feeling of revengd
spirit. It is my sympathy!
p.cssed and wronged, that j\ie ?s good as
you, and ws precious in t fiej sight of (Jod.
Bystander. Certainly; /but why take
the slaves against their will ?
Brown, (watmh .) I never di'1.
Bystander. You did in/one instance at
least.
Stevens, (to the inquiner, interrupting
Brown.) You are right, sir; in one cuse
I know the negro wanted, to go back. (To
Brown.) Captain the gentleman is right.
Bystander, (to Slovens.) Where did,
you come from ? j
Stevens. 1 lived in ^fshtabula county,
OIj i ?.
Mr. Vallandigham. Ilow recently did
you leave Ashtabula county.
Stevens. Some months ago. I never
resided there any length of time. I have
often been through theHe.
Mr. V. How far d?i you live from Jef
ferson ?
Brown, (to Stevens;) Be very cau
tious, Stevens, about at answer to that; it
might commit some friend. I would nut
answer it all.
Stevens, (who had Ween groaning con
siderably, as if the exejnon necessary to
conversatton seriously faflected him,) seem
ed content to abide fcv "my captain's"
decision. He tumeiiiover and was silent.
Mr. V., (to Browt'l) Who were your
advisers in this movement ?
Brown. I have humeious sympathi
zers throughout the ^ntire North.
Mr. V. In Northern Ohio T
Brown. No more there than anywhere
else in all the tree autrs.
Mr. V. But voti are not personally
acquainted in Southern Ohio ?
Brown. Not vcryV much.
Mr. V. Weie }*oi^ai the Convention
Ijsi June ?
Brown. I was. [ want you to under
stand, gentlemen, that I respect the rights
uf the poorest ami weakest oi colored peo
ple oppressed by the $!ave system, just as
much as 1 do those of the most wealthy
and powerful. Thai i? the idea that has
moved me, and ihnt alone. We expected
no rewani; we expected tile satisfaction ol
endeavoring to do for them in distress ?
the greatly oppressed ? as we would be
done l>v. The cry of di-tre.-s and of the
distressed is my reason, and the only one,
that impelled me.
Bystander. Why did vou do it secret
Brown. Because I thought it necessa
ry for success, ami for no olher reason.
Bystander. You think that honorable,
do sou ? Ilavc you read Gerritt Smith's
last letter, in which lie says "that it is fol
ly to attempt to ftiike the shackles ?uT the
slave by the force of moral suasion or le
K:'l agnation," and predicts that the next
movement made in the diiection of negro
[emancipation will be fn insurrection in
the South ?
Brown. I have not; but I presume
fiom your remark aboiit the gist of the
letter that 1 should coocur with it. 1 agree
with .Mr. Smith th:U moral suasion is
hopeless. I don't think the people of the
slave Slates will ever consider the subject
of slavery in its true light until some other
argument is resorted to than moral sua
sion.
.Mr. Vallandighara. Did you expect a
general rising of the slaves in case of vour
? O | ?
success ?
Brown. No, sir; noridid I wish it. I
expected to {rather strength from time to J
time; then 1 could have ?et them free.
Mr. V. Did you exrtect to hold pos- '
session here until then f
Brown. Well, probibly I bad quite n
different idea. I do not know that I ought
to reveal my plans. I im here a prisoner
nnd wounded because If foolishly allowed
myself to be so. Ynu overrate your'
strength when you sun/pose 1 could have
been taken if I had nou allowed it. I w as |
too tardy after commencing the open at- 1
lack in delaying my movements through,
.Monday night and upfto the time 1 was'
attacted by the Ciovt/rninent troops. It
v* as all occasioned by my desire to spare
the feelings of my prisoners and their,
families, and I he community at large.
Mr. V. Did you/ not shoot a negro on
the bridge; or did not some of your party?
Brown. 1 knew 'noli ing of the shoot
ing nf the negro, (llaywood )
.Mr. V*. What time d;d you commence
your organization (j*er in Canada ?
Brown. It occilrred about two yeais
ago. 1 1 I rememblr right it was, 1 think,
in 1 8.") 8.
Mr. V. Who wis the Secretary ?
Brown. That Ilvould not tell if I re-,
collected, but I do uAt remember. I think I
the officers were elected in May, 1858
I may answer incorrrictly. but not inten
tionally. My head is a little confused l>v
wounds, and my mrmory of dates and
such like is somewhat confused.
Dr. Biggs. Were you in the party at.
Dr. Kennedy's house ?
Drown. 1 was the head of that party, j
I occupied the house 10 mature my plan*. I
Or. IJ. What wa* the number of men I
at Kennedy's ?
Itrown. I :leclin? to answer that.
Dr. B. Who In need that woman's
Brown. I did. I have sometime
practised in surgery when I thought it a
mutter of humanity or ?>f necessity ? when
there was no one else to do it; but 1 have
not studied surgery. I
Dr. B., (to persons around.) It was
done very well and scientifically. These
men have been very uiever to the neigh
bors, I have been tohlland we had no rea
son to suspect them, cyccept that we could
n??t understand their jiovements. They
were represented aseijht or nine persons
on I'Ytday.
Brown. There weije moie tlian thir
teen.
Questions were now' put in by almost
every one in the room, as follows :
Q Where did you get arms ?
Brown. 1 bought tliem.
Q. In what State ?
Brown. That 1 w^iuld not tell.
Q. How many gt?ns ?
Brown. Two hundred of Sharp's ri
Acs and two hundred revolvers ? what i*
cal'ed the Massachusetts Arms' Con pa
ny's revolver? ? 3 little under the navy
Mze.
Q. Why did yot i not take that swivel
you left in t!>e house' ?
Brown. I had nq occasion for it. It
was givrn 1o me a yjear or two ago.
Q. In Kansas ? j
Brown. No ! I had nothing given to
me in Kansas.
Q. By whom aril io what State ?
Brown. 1 decline to answer that, ii
is not properly an? vel; it is a very l<rg*
rifle on a pivot. 1'lie ln?ll i* laiger than
a musket ball; it is ii tended lor a slug.
If you do not wintlo converse any
more I w ill rema'k t< > the?e reporting g*n
ilemen that 1 claim to be here in carry
ing out a measure I believe to be per-,
fectly justifiable, and; not to set the part
of an incendiary or ruffian; but, on the
contrary, to aid those suffering under a
great wrong. I wish to say further that
you had better, ail yoa people of the
South, prepare yoursel*ea for a settlement
of this question. It muit come up for
settlement sooner then ytiu are prepared
for it, and the sooner vot j commence that
preparation the better fof yo i. You may
dispose of rue very j-anlt; I am nearly
.disposed of now; b-il th* question is ?tii|
lo be settled ? this tje^roq iesiion.l u.er.n
The end is not yet.
Q. Was your o
negro 7
ily *?l j - c I to free the
Brown. Absolutely onr only object.
Bystander. Bui
Col. Washington's!
Brown. Oh ! yVs, we intended freely
to have appropriateu\he property of slave
holders to carry out our oij**ci. I; was
for that, only that; we had no design lo
enrich ourselves with any plunder what
ever.
Further Development*.
It is staled that lite lion. Alex. 11
Biown's house,
he arri^l ol the
art' in tlit* possesion
Boieier, membt r (?!? et io Con (ire..**
Jtiis district, has collected from filtv
one hunJtei! letter^ Irnni ciuzen* in
neighborhood of
searched it bHure
line"*. The letter
of Andrew Hunk*
? iarge number o
!>:?> t n's house ' v
parties. 1 1 is re<
lenis s ' i ^ I ? not he
tea ol liif pt isoi j
roil ??f the conspir
seven signatures;
:?ee Cireely (or lei
Brown, and nil
Irom Chambcrsbu
(er
M
thl to
t:
'l4
v ny
Ihl
Esq.. who lias also
letters obtained from
the marines atiJ oilier
tested Hull iheir eon- t
?td)!isljed until afl-r the >
rs. A moug them is a
tors. containing forty ,_
s< ? a reruipi Irom llor 0
is. ?fce , received ft i '4
ccura-e'v traced trio, y ?
io l>r<? ? i, $ house;
copies ol letters fr < n Brown Mating that
' the arriv.d of too m mv m^n nt once would
; excite suspicion, lit 'y should arrive ?ing
l\ ; a letter from Merriam slating ihit of
the 20.000 wanted (J. S. was go? d for
one-tilth. Brown fold thorn to l? t tho
women wri'e the lc tcrs, and not the men.
Hiere is a!>o a pill elic letter from Kiiza
beih Leeman to hei brother. Also, a let
ter from J. K. Coo I, staling lhat "the Ma
ryland election is ./bout to come oil*, ti.o
people will becotnd excited, and we will
get some of the candidates that wi'l join
our side." Then/follow* four pages in
cypher. There i j also a letter from Col.
Craig, of the f Ordnance Department,
Washington, answering inquiries as Io
the disposition of/the I nited States troops,
&c. There is apo a colla tion of auto
graphs. Important pap? r- aie also in ihe
possession til t hJ Suite and Uer.eral Uov
ernment. i ?
CAPT. CPOK AKRCSTED.
Ilis Commhtibn in the Insurrection
Band found on his Person ? Phrtt
otlurs of the'. Ilaiul union g the Moun
tain s ? I'urlies in Search of than.
Chambcrsburg, Pa , Oct. 'Jti. ? Tho
notorious Capji. Cook, of the Insurrec
tionary Band 'of outlaws, under Ossawat
tamie Brown* has at last Wen captured,
beyond a do^ht, and has been fully com
mitted to jail, to au ail the requisition of
the (Joi ernof <>l \ trginii.
He w?s brought <o this town last even
ing. Thcre^is not a doubt of his idemit; ,
;is a captain is commission, u ith pi isonei's
signature and ( Ink's name was found on
his person./ lie came down from the
mountains Io jjet provisions, having, fioui
Ins liaL'uar# appearance, sullVrid gieaily
and expos a re.
ed that three others of Brown's
i the mountains, oil the strength
formation parlies are now out
in pursuit l>f ihe fugitives.
Cook li.il on liis person a parchment
memor.>ndf m, fnrmeily attached to Mr.
from want,
I lc admit
party aie i|
of w Inch i
\Y Hs-luiiiiitilf s person, ?nd eays ilu; i - 1? I
is in hi." v? ise, which he left in the moun
tains. He was fully armed when arres
led. and to make resistance, but
being exhaps'ted, was soon captured, at a
point eight, 'miles from this place.
Al.llEU'f IIAZLKT AKUKSTED.
II arnabiirg, Oct. 26 ? ilszlet waf ar
retted herq the 24ih inst. Governor Pac
ker to day gave orders that Capt. J. K,
Cook, now! confined in Ciiambersbnrg.and
M.izlet l.eijl in custody at Carlisle I'litou,
he botli de
Virginia I'ojr trial.
|ivered up to the authorities of
To John i.
Letter fro^n J. K. ('hiding* to "ohl'*
| llrown.
The following letter (unc of the ninny
from the same source) from the venerable
demagogue fend abolition agitator, Jo* hint
K. (>idding& wan found by Lieutenant
Kerehner, o^ the Greys, among some pa
pers at the house of Old Biown. We
learn that Lifut. Kerehner is in pos?c^sioii
of other irnp< rtant paper* which it is his
intention to forward to Governor Wise,
who, hy the vay, has forwarded a written
request to tl.i* ritv that parties in Haiti
more having n their potsession any docu
mi ills or letli rs belonging to Brown, or
which mightjHervc to throw light upon
his traitorous! project, may forward the
same to him .f 'I* lie following is the note:
j Jefikr*on, Ojiio, >
May 20. 1859. J
My Dear Sir : ? 1 shall he absent du
ring next wiek, hut hope to be at home
during the s limner. Sha 1 he happy to
see you at my house. Very truly,
J. R. (lidding**
Brown. E*q.'
'Jtitrft of U. S. Arm*.
Some 701) Minnie guns and rifle* he.
longing to tie United States, ha** been
rni*?cd from the armory at Harper* I'er
ry, supposed to have been apprnpri ?ted
by the volun'cers who were present du
ring the octMi?rence* ofihe 1 7 1 h mid 18 li
m?t. I^ili'-n lia?i?<; tlinn, irmlff them
selves liable loaciim nal proto etni??u upon
detection.' Lieut. SimjMm of the Inde
pendent ((rev*, made a demand ui; under
stand. fon il e arms raptured by h i 4 corps
in the ol<| school house, but a* a inst'cr of
course it/could not be entertained, the
Greys, at the time of the Miccur*fi>l scorn,
being to' government employ, and in fact
government troops. Col. Lee. command
ing the Expedition at Harp r's Kerry cheer
fully ashen'ed however to the Greys retain
ing su^li of the Sharp's rifles and revolvers
as w?*e taken before the spoils w ere con
signed into the keeping of the autboiiitcs.
/ Noble Conduct of a Lady.
As incident of the occasion is thus re
ferred to by Mr. Throckmorton, of Hat
r> V<txy :
\f h-n Beckham was sl.ot our men br
came almost frantic. They rushed in
ger's hotel, where the prisoner
lompson) was crying "Shoot him !"
had it not be?-n for a lady who was io
room (Miss Christine Pouke, sister of
landlord) he would have been killed
on 'the ? pot. They cocked their gum
and pointed at liim. crowding around, but
file-flood over him, tilling them, "For
God's sake. save him ! don't kill him in
thai way, but let the law take its course !"
She said they had hiui a prisonor, bound
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