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___ G, VA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 9V1862. NUMBER 290. uiend it to preference with those needing Insurance. N. C. ARTHUR. Ag't. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY CAMPBELL & M'DERMOT, IXTEltlCESCER BULL.DINQ8, iV. K. corner Quincy and ilain-SU* TEHMSs Daily, (by malLpaysMe in advance,).? 46,00 By the Week........?^.....i.....;?10 Tri-Weekly, (per year,payable in advance,)......... 8,00 49* Advertising done on reasonable terms. All advertisement* from a distance, or from transient customers, must be paid in advance. INSURANCE. CASH ASb-fciTTS, JUIiY 1,1801, $1,929,703 20. LOSSES PAID, UPWARD OK $14,000,000. The great public service, promptness and reliabili tiirard Fire & Murine Ins. Co. PHILADELPHIA. AL AXD SCRPLDS .$318,723 ? N.O.ARTHUR, Ag't. Pennsylvania Insurance Co. OF PITTSBURGH, PA. Capital 4300,000 'pilK above Companies havingappointed the under L signed tficir Agent for Wheeling, and vicinity, would respectfully solicit the patronage of the public. Said Coinpauies are well known to bo first class offices. All losses promptly adjusted. N.C.ARTHUR, Agt. Jan3 Office over the Bank of Wheeling. TO THuSE WHO WISH TO BE INSURED AGAINST ALI. CONTINGENCIES. '|1IIE|IIOI?IE INSURANCE COMPANY JL of New York. Oabh CAPrrAt^overy dollar paid Id) ............$1,000,000 44 Contingent Fund (over(...... 500,000 The largest Cash Capital for the amount of risk o? ay office iu tho Uuited States. W. P. PETERSON, Agent. 'I111E INSURANCE CO.JOK THE VAL L LEY OP VIRGINIA. OAsn Capital (paid in) $300,000 Much the largest Cash Capital of any office charter ed by this State. 4^*Fireand Inland risks taken ou the most roa ouable terms. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid by W. F. PETERSON, Agt. 'IIIIE CONTINENTAL INSURANCE L COMPANY, of New York. Oisn Capital (paid in) $500,000 Jash Contingent Fund (over) .........876,000 Au this office the assured participate in the profits without iucurring any risk. W. F. rETERSON, Agent. rHE LYNCHBURG IIOSE & FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. Oasu Capital $100,000 W. F.PETERSON,Jr., Agent. 49*0 ver $2,500,000 of Cash Capital represented by bis old and well established Agency, whore every loss n the above office haa been promptly paid in Whoel ng. before it was due by the terms of the policy. W. F. PETERSON, Office next door to the M. k M. B ank, Jy7,'59?ly Main 8 t. "Wheel INSURANCE . The Fire&Marine Insurance Co. OP WHEELING. INCORPORATED IN 1837. rAKRS risks AT THE LOWEST RATES ON Buildings of all kinds, Steamboats, Furnituroand Merchandise, and against all dnngors attondingtbe Transportation of Goods on rivers, seas, lakes, canals nd railroads. R W. Hardiho, Sotfy. Hxkky Crawqlx, Pres't DIRECTOnS. J 0 Acheson John Donlon, Rob't Morrison >1. Cranglo, 8. Brady, 8am'1 Ott. Dan'l Lamb, Rob't Patterson, Applications for Insurance will be promptly at endod to by the President and Secretary. Jan 28,'63 Saddles, Harness,Trunks &c WHOLESALE * RETAIL. JB. SHEPPARD No. 131 Main Street, corner , Union, will coutinne to keep on hand alargeand complete assortment of all articleein his line, consist dig of Ladies* and Gentlemen's Saddles, Fine A Coarse Harness,Trunks, Valices, Oarpet llags, Satchels, Col, lars, names, Whips, Ac. I would respectfully call attention to my stock,and trust by strict attontion and promptneas, to merit continuance of the public patronage All kinds of repairing promptly done, and in a pro permsnner. J. B. 8HEPPARD. sep20 '69 131, Main Street CARBON OJ7 InAVE ESTABLISHED AN Q>. -OYINERY in this city, on Llndsey street, Stow the Gas Works, where I keap constantly hand and for sale a good quality of Illuminating and Lubricating oils. Also a good article of Axle Grease, for waeuns or dray*. Dealors and others in want of any of tlio above articles will find it to their interest to give me a call^efore purchasing elsewhere. aug?3-ly JOHN COOK. Savings Bank of Wheeling, Office, Jfain-SL, between Monroe and Union. Money received on transient deposit Interest paid on 8pedal Deposit*. Collections promptly attended to. Exchange on the Bast bought and Mid. TilOS. U. LIST, PreddenU , 8 AM'I. P HILDRETH, Treasurer. Janl4-'59. OHX LIST. aOAT. MOXRISOS. W. B. LOO AS KUakNSUST. D .DAVSWrORT. LIST, MORRISON & CO., Wholesole Grocer* dc> Prod.nee Dealers Not.10 and 80 Muin-St^ Whctling, Va. W? desire to state to the friends of the lateflrmi nd to the trade generally, that we are in poueuion clthe most ample facilities for the transaction of a Wholesale Grocery and Produce Business. Wo aro determined to execnte all enters entrusted to our care with fidelity and. promptness, and on the most favorable terms. Your ob't servants, LIST, MORRISON * CO. Wheelln g, January 1860. JanT X.W.rXXTOV. JOB* DOXLOM. C. OOLXBAT PAXT0K, DOBTLON & OGLEB AY, Wholesale Grocers, PRODUCE & COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Nos. 53 and 64, Main St., noTl W heeling, Va. T. IT. LOGAN As CO. WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS. WHEELING, V A. 9 XT AVE removed to their NEW WAREROOMS, No XI 47 Main 8treet, and No. 8 Quincy 8treeL Main Street Entrance, next door to Baker . Hoptdaa. Quincy Street entrance near the Bait. It. R. Depot, and wharf. - DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS, M KDIOrVES, VARFISHE8, BRUSHES, WINDOW GL-.8S,l'BRFUMBRIES, WHITE LEAD PATENT MBDIOINES, A?. Offered to the trade, in ctty-iuid country, tow prion andorthe6est<pf<iKty. * Cashand prompt customers aro invited to call. mpl,'59 alvxxd cALitsnax. . axoxas x. botd. CALDWELL & B0Y?, Attorneys at Law, 60 Mj?1 t, BUSINESS CARDS. T. C. KIGER, M. D. Homoeopathic Physician. OFFICE and Residence, Centre Wheeling. (lielow the Creelc.) Main street, west aide, between Serond and Third. Office hour* from 6 to 9 A. M., and 1 to 3 k 7 to 9 ?! __ ' - my 12-1y A. M. ADAMS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ? CLOTHING- STORE, WHERE always may be found SUPERIOR CLO .TUINO; also mokes to order, at the shortest notice, All Garments belonging to Gentlemen No. 36, Water Street, Wheeling, Fa, Agent* for W. Bingham's Shirts nud Stocks of erery description. Also, for A. B. Howe's Excel sior Sowing Machine. aug26'61-ly 8. M'CLELLAN C. D. KNOX. M'CLELLAN & KNOX, DEALERS AT wholesale exclusively, IX BOOTS * SHOES 3STo. 113 Main Street, A few doom aboro M. A M. Bank, West Side, ap9-6m* WHEELING, VA. "kreilly, Wholesale Dealer In GROCERIES, Forflgn and Domestic Wines and Liquors, Noa. 55 A 57 Mais Street, my7?ly WHEELING, VA J A.METGALF, COMMISSION MERCHANT AND MANUFACTURER'S AGENT FOR Til* SAL* OF Nails, Window Glaus, Cincinnati Bo*p Iron, Flint Glassware, Lard OUI, Steel, Green Glansware, Lime. Springs, Printing Paper, Plaster Paris, 1 Axles, Wrapping Paper, Ccairnt, Rosin, Wooden Ware, Starch. Together with many article* of PitUbnrgb j Wheeling manufacturo. No* 00 Paxton'i Row, Main St., norl7 Wheeling, Vfi. J NO. S. 0ARL1LE. JIAXXMAL FORBES. CAIILLLE & FORBES, Attorneys At Law, WHUELINO, VIRGINIA. Practice In all the Courts of Ohio County, and the adjoining counties. Office ox Fourth Street, No 360)4 eepfiN-"?? The Citizen's Deposit Bank OF WHEELING: Bank open from 9 o'clock a. m., until P. M. Discount days?Thursday 10 o'clock A. J?-Monej received on transient deposit. Inter tit paid on special deposits. ay-Collect Ionu mode and proceeds promply remitted DIRECTORS: Jacob Berger, J. N. Vance, Jacob Hornbrook, G. W. Franzbeim, Warren Cooper, J. K.Botsford, Geo. K. Wheat, Chester D. Knox. J. R. Miller, Cashier. Alfred Caldwell, Pros't [feb4-'691y] CLARK L. XAXJ 8. F. MILLER C. L. ZANE & CO. Importer .nd Dealers in fbreign tC Domestic Wines and Liquors, Manufacturers of Pure Catawba Wines, quixct Street, betweex Main A Market Sts. WHEELING, VA KEEP constantly on hand Brandies, Scotch and Irish Whiskies, Jamaica Rums and Cordials, Choice Old Rye and Bourbon Whiskies. sep27?ly C. H. DINGEB, DEALER IN Hats and. Caps, No. 14G Main Street, . mill8-1 y WHEELING, VA. ^-The Highest Price in Cash, paid for all kinds of Fur-Hides, such as Mink, Fox Raccoou, Ac. J. C. HARBOUR. Wholesale rf Retail DevZerin CARPETS RUGS, OIL CLOTHS Wall Papei, Curtain Materials, i And Upholstery Ware of every description 143 MftinStreet. WHEELING, YA. ^GOt and Mahogany Framed Looking Glasses D band and made to order. lepd.'&O THE BEST PIANOS IN THE WORLD! WM. KUABE & CO'S GOLD MEDAL PIAHO FORTES These Instruments are warranted for five years, and the privilege of exchange granted at any time within six month*, if not entirely satisjactory. A-FINK ASSORTMENT on hand aod for sale at' Baltimore factosy price*. JK3SK B. MBLLOR, 139 Main Street, aplO Sole. Agent for Wheeling and vicinity. WM. SHAFFER, PRACTICAL WATCH MAKER JEWELER & ENGRAVER. DSJLLKR I!? Watches, Jewelry,SIlvcr&PI*,ed Ware, FANCY COOD8, &?. No. 33 Monroe St. OPPOSITE U. k. U BANK. R a HILDRETH & BROT S3 Main Street, Wheeling, "V*. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Nail Bod, Window Glasa, Maryland Lima, Bar Iron, Printing Paper, Common Lime, Nails, Wrap. Paper, Floor, Sheet Iron. Plaster Paris, Shanghai Matches Wire, Land Plaster, 8alt, Cast Steel Cement, Wooden Ware, Ac. Agents for Ilowx's Improved Counter and Platform The Highest Market Fric* paid for Sags, flaxseed Qinsmg, Scrap Jro*, *te. JylS JOHN G. CHANDLER, Attorney at Law. E9T"0FFIGB over Bank of Wheeling. docSO-ly Ayer's Sarsaparilla. ). J TERMS OK ADVERTISING. TwzlvkSolid Links or Nonpareil, (or on* inch,)oa Lzsa, 11AU A 8Q0ARK . One Dayr~l sqr. $0 76 Two Days,.. 1 00 Three Day*,.. 1 26 Punr Days, 1 50 Five Day?,..... I 75 One Week^ .... 2 00 Two Weeks,. .7..... 3 50 J?~8pecial Notices Dou Three Weeks, ....$4 50 One Montli, 6 00 Two Months, 8 00 Three Months^. 10 00 Six Months, 15 00 One Year, . 20 00 >le the above rates. *SrYearIy Advertising on reasonable terms, accor ding to the space occupied and the numberof chauges All advertisements from transient persona or Strang ers. to be paid for in advance. Business Cards not exceeding fivo lines, $10 per year, or $0 for six months, but for a shorter period nothiug will be counted less than a square. The privilege of Annual Advertising is limited to the Advertisers' own Immediate business: and all advertisements for the benefit of othorprsona as well as all legal advertisements, and advertisements of auction sales and real estate,sent In by them mut* be paid for at the usual rates. Advertisements not accompanied with writteu directions, will be inserted until forbid,and charged accordingly. Notices for Political Meetings to be charged in all cases at fall rates. Marriages, Notices of Funerals, and annoncements of sermons, 50 cents each. nouvll-'59 An Eastern Virginia View of the Re bellion. We have been favored witb a copy of the Fredericksburg, (Va.) Christian Manner July 2d, one of the very best loyal papers published in Eastern Virginia'. The copy before us is printed on very respectable coarse brown paper, about such as the gro. cer ties up his coffee in. The color, how ever, does not affect its loyalty which is ol the straightest sort. "God and our conn" try, now and forever," is its motto, and a noble one it is, too. Wc make a few clips to show how genuine loyalty talks about the rebellion even in Eastern Virginia: WHAT IS TO UKCOUK OP THE REIIEL LEADERS. The ringleaders in thir secession rebel lion trill, when the tragical scene shall have closed, become a proverb a by-word and a tiieMiig among all the nations of the civil iced world. They shall be scattered to the four corners of the earth, and like the old bard hearted Jews, shall be sold to their eu emies for bond men, and no man shall buy thein. Then it will be seen nud acknowl edged, that the whole plot was conceived in iniquity, conducted by a systematic course of villainy, and ended in irretrieva able infamy. This is what we predicted when (ho rebellion began, and it is what wc have believed ever since. And as cer tainly aa every cause produces its legiti mate effect, so it will come to pass. Union men have nothing to fear in the distant fu ture. History and posterity will do them and their cause justice. Then it will be seen, also, that the Uuion men of the South, were the only true friends of the South. ? ??submission." In proof that the people of Virginia were forced out of the Union by the actions of llie civil and military leaders of secession, needs no stronger evidence, than the sup pression of the publication of the popular rote of Virginia. Who can tell the num ber of voles actually polled by citizens of Virginia for the*ordinance of secession T.-r Tliis is a question of grave importance, which we submit to the lending secession, istsof Virginia. And still the people must submit. This is submission. Nor is this all. SVhen the people of Vir ginia were called upon this spring to go in to a mock-election for a President of the Southern Confederacy they were told, that i*. would be bad policy to have two candi dates in this early stage of ourgovernment, and that war times was no time to be dis cussing politics; and, therefore, all the cit izens, voters of Virginia, ought to go to the polls and vote for Jeff Davis. What was the number of votes polled,? Who can tell ? The people of Virginia ought to know this. We were urged to go to the polls and vote, but we did not. Why should we? Had there been but ten votes cost in the whole State, Jeff Davis would still have remained President of the South' ern Confederacy. Virginians have to sub mit to all this, and that in silence, or be threatened with a drawn halter around their necks. This is submission. Seces sionists won't submit to the constituted au thorities of their country, but pompously and arrogantly dictate to others, and unless all others bow in bumble submission to them, they are to be bung, shot, banished from their country. Good Lord deliver us! Ooce more; when the militia were called out this spring, it is well known that they were unwilling to go into service, and gov ernment fearing the consequences. Con gress: passed the act of conscription, by .which they were wWforccd into service, except a few, who so managed their cards, as to elude the clutches of the military bands, that were sent through the country to catch them up "and hurry them into the army.? There was no submission in all this, was there? Yes, submission of the most op pressive and aggravating character! Sub mission, to a military despotism. Submis sion, not to the Constitution of the Feder. al Government, buisabmission to secession.? Is it not strange, that men will croak, and croak about submission, and. the depreda tion of submission, while they themselves are trying to brow-beat, and force all oth ers, to submit to their lordly dictations?? We say that Virginians have submitted long enough to the oppression and tyranny of petty despots,* and if is'now time for men who wish to be free, to rise up and assert and maintain their rights. If the citizens of Virginia were unani mously in favor of secession, why do they go into the army with so much reluctance? If every Southern man is to be left dead on the battlefield, unless the South obtain' her independence, why is it, that so many Southern men had to be forced into service by an act of conscription ? These are questions and facts which should be duly considered by the people of Virginia. And finally, suppose the South should gain her independence?what will become of the poor, old, desolated Dominion?Virginia? Uer sons gone, her territory desolated, and all left in one common wreck and ruin I?-" We would beseech and eutreat our fellow citizens, to think on this terrible black picture before JtH Is . lost, and lost for ever. WHAT THK REBELLION WILL DO FORVIBGIS IJl. The present war-is going to produce a general upheaving, turnirigover, apd com plete revolution Qf.aU things in 'Fredericks burg, and throughout the State of Virgin ia, in institutions, society, politics, morals, literature, science, agriculture, mechanics, manufactures and religion, bo that, at least, within ten years after the conclosion of the I war the whole appearance of things in nlettfr rh! ?. V"* VirginiA wi? ,J0 ?n. pletely changed from what it was when the war began. A new era will dawn npon the ol^r' We not live tcfaeo it. Every reverse which befalls the Federal Army and every success gained bv the Con ederute army reduces Virginia'to a still more ruinous condition. The longer the war IS continued in tbo State, the greater will be the facilities for the escape of the slave population. The more of her territo ry will be laid waste?the more of her cit ies, towns nod villages will be laid in ru ins?the more of her soos will be sacrificed ?the more and more the whole State will become impoverished. Suppose Jeff. Davis should, as he says 'Ln?' P ,Up tUe war 00,1 c-lrry it on should fCT'?Uet'r V'lr?ini?. even if be should be driven out of Richmond, what would ^ irfii^ia be within the space of twenty years? in tenyeurs, or in five years? STAUPBDE Or CONTBABANOS. Early on Friday morning the 27th ulti mo, thirty-three contrabands came into town, and brought with them two yokes of oxen and two carts, and ooe splendid dorse, all of which, was the property of their masters. Later in the morning of the same day a woman with five small children, the youngest nn Infant only four weeks old, as he mother herself told us, came into town, having walked during the previous night and that morning, upwards of twenty-five OHIm' a?"8'"5 in bcr nrm". ber infant 5? h ? ll,Ht 8,10 tt"d ,ler chil dren had walked the whole distance en tlrely unaccompanied by any one. She seemed more determined to make her es eape to the land of freedom than anyone we have yet seen. Truly, secession has produced a negro exodus. On Sunday, Alonday, and Tuesday last we supposo that hundreds came into town seeking the land of freedom. Curiosity induced us to ask noma or tl.em, from what section they came, to whom they be longed, for what cause they had left their ^n?trfi ?re thC)' purposed going, and " 'hey intended to do. Some had come fioni Caroline, some from Spottsyl vama, others from Louisa counties, ka , &c. Some had bad masters, others wanted to be free, and one woman said she had left her master "to get shct or trouble*' Some were going to the "Norf," and others wanted to get work any where they could And here ihey are strolling through the town and country unprotected, uncared Tor homeless, penniless and friendless, not knowing where to go, what to do, nor what s to become of tbem. Before Virginia seceded and fur some time afterwards the impression seemed to be general umong secessionists, that the negroes would nil prove loyal?that they would tako up arms, and if necessary die for their masters?that the slave popula tion of the South was one great element by which the Southern Confederacy was to prove successful. We never hnd any confidence in the loy nlty of negroes to their masters as a gen eral thing; there may ben few isolated ex ceptions, but in tho winding up of this matter, it will be found that these excep tions are few and far between. We faith folly and constantly-^arned our fellow citizens of the danger anil certaiuty of bringing Canada to our doors, and in our very midst, but they laughed at our adrno nitions and reproached us as one of the crazy ones of the Lincolnite submissiooists, who left their "slime .behind them ns they walk the streets of Fredericksburg." Thev fhU 'm/VU""1, ?f tbe 1,,w of r<=<"liation, that if the Yankees take our negroes, we'll take their horses, cows, hogs," kc. &e. Such were the absurd ideas of oratorical, logical, philosophical secessionists. We went further still, and warned our fellow-citizens, that if matters were carried tj extremes tbe black man would lift his nrm ngainst the white man, und that the time would romo when the further white men could get from tbe negroes tbe safer and better they would feel. Wo warned secessionists of all these and many other evils which wonld necessarily result from their course or action, for all which we re ceived notbiug in return from them but their continual reproaches. And now we warn our fellow-citizens of greater evils i*"" h,aTe yct befallen us, and would mipiore them for their own sakes, and for the sake of helpless women and children, who In many cases, and especially ar? unprotected, to ? !! J1?18 prudence, and dis of "'ll?ch they nre possibly capable. Will they do so, or will they not? Stub bornness. rashness, and madness can effect nothing now, but one common slaughter tacts which occur every hour in our midst convince all of the utter disloyalty of the slave population of our country. Let us therefore, beware as to the future. A word to the wise is sufficient, but fools can never be profited but by the bitterest ex perience. The loss of negroes is nothing in comparison t3 tbe horrible evils that may yet visit our distressed countrymen ileware. Beware! The Celebrated Letter of Geu. liauter About Uii Ileglineut of Contra band*. Washington, July 2. Tbe following correspondence whs laid before the House to>duy, tbe reading of some parts of which caused much merri ment : War Department, Washington, July 2. To Hon. G. IF. Grow, Speaker House of Representative* : Sir: On reference to the answer of this department, of the 14tb ult., to tbe resolu tiou of the House of Representatives, ot the 9th of last month, calling for informa tion respecting the organisation of a reg iment of volunteers by Gen. Hunter, of tbe Department.of South Carolina, for the de fense of the Union, composed of black men (fugitive slaved,) it will be seen that tbe resolution had been referred to that officer, with instructions to make immediate report tbereou. 1 have now the honor to transmit herewith the copy of a communication just received from Geo. Hunter, furnishing the information as to his actioo touchiog the various matcera iudicated in tho resolu tion. I have tbe bonor to be Very respectfully, Edwin 11. Stanton. Headquarters Dhp't op thi Socth, 1 Port Royal, S. 0., June 23. J To Hon. E. J/. Stanton, Scc'y of War : Sir : I have the honor to acknowledge tbe receipt of a commnnUdtion from tbe Adjutant General of the army, dated June 13th, 1862, requesting me to furnish yoa with information necessary to answer cer tain resolutions introduced io to the House of Representatives,' June 9tb, 1^62, oa mo-j J* .wj tion of the Hon. Mr. Wickliffe, of Ken tacky, their substance being: to inqnire: 1st, whether I bad organized or eras organ izing a regiment of fugitive slaves in this department; 2d, whether any authority had been given to me from the War Department for such organization, and, 3d, whether 1 had been furnished by order of the War Depnrtment with clothing, uniforms, arms, equipments, &c., for such a force. Only having received the letter covering these inquiries, at a late hour Saturday night, 1 urge forward my answer in time for the steamer sailing to-day (Monday), this haste preventing me from entering as minutely as I could wish upon many points of de tail, such as the paramount importance of the subject calls for. But, in view of the near termination of the present session of Congress, and the wide spread iuterest which must have been awakened by Mr. Wickliffc's resolution, I prefer sending even this imperfect answer to waiting the period necessary for the collection ot fuller and more comprehensive data. To tho first question, therefore, I reply that no regiment of fugitive slaves has been or is being organized in this depart ment. There is, however, a fine regiment of persous whose late masters are fugitive rebels, men who everywhere fly before the appearance of the national flag, leaving their servants behind to shift as best they can for themselves. So far, indeed, are the loyal persons composing this regiment from seeking to avoid the presence of their late owners, that they are now one and all working with remarkable industry to place themselves in a position to join in full and effective pursuit of their ungracious aud traitorous proprietors. To the second question, I have the honor to auswer that the instruction given to Brig. Geo. T.jW. Sherman b}* Hon. Simeon j Cameron, late Secrethry of War, and turu ed over to me. by succession for iny guid ance, do distinctly authorize me to employ all loy-tl persons offering their services iu defense of the Union and for the suppres sion of this rebellion in any manner I might see fit, or that the circumstances might call for. There is uo instruction as to the character or color of the persons to be employed or the nature of the employ ment, whether civil or military, in which their services shall be used. 1 conclnde, therefore, that 1 have been authorized to enlist fugitive slaves as soldiers, could any such be found in the department. No such characters, however, have yet appeared within view of our most advanced pickets. The loyal slaves everywhere remained on their plantations to welcome 'us, aid us. and supply us with food, labor and infor mation. It is the masters who have in every instauce been the fugitives, running away from loyal slaves as well as loyal sol diers, and whom we have been only parti ally able to see, chiefly with their heads over ramparts or rifle in hand dodging be hind trees in the extreme distance. To the third interrogatory, it is my pain ful duty to reply that 1 never have received any specific authority for issues of cloth ing, uniforms, arms, equipments, &c., to the troop3 in questiou; my general instruc tions from Mr. Cameron to employ them in any manner I might fiud necessary, and the military exigencies of the department, and country, being my only, but, in my judgment, sufficient justification. Neither have I had auy specific authority for sup plying those persous with shovels, spades, aud pick-axes, when employed as laborers; nor with boats and oars when using them as lighter men ; but these are not points indicated in Mr. WicklifTe's resolution. To me it seemed that liberty to employ men implied also liberty to supply them with the necessary tools, and acting upou this faith, 1 have clothed, equipped and armed the only loyal regiment government una raised in South Carolina. J mgstsay in vindication of my own conduct, that if it had not been for the many other diver sified and imperative claims on my time and attention, a much more satisfactory re sult might have been hoped for, and that in place of only one. as at preseut, at least five or six well-drilled, brave, and thor oughly acclimated should, by this time, have been added to the loyal forces of the Uniou. The experiment of arming the blacks, so for as I have made it, has been a complete and marvellous success. They are sober, docile, attentive and enthusiastic, display ing great natural capacity for acquiring the duties of the soldier. They are eager, be yond all things, to take the field and be led into action, aud it is the unanimous opin ion of the officers who have bad charge of them tbat in the peculiarities of the cli mate and.country they will prove invalua ble auxiliaries, fully equal to the similar rights so long and successfully used in the West India Islands. In conclusion, I must say that it i3 my hope, there appearing no possibility ot oth er reinforcements, owing to the# exigency of the campaign in the Peninsula, to have organized by the end of next fall, and to be able to present the Government with from 48,000 to 50,000 pf these hardy and devot ed soldiers. Trusting this letter rany form part of your answer to-Mr. WickltfTs resolution, I have the honor to be most respeetfnlly,. your obedient servant, David Huntkr, Maj-Gen. Commanding. Another Speech, by Mr. Train England's Neutrality and Gen. But ler'* Proclamation. We find room only for the following extract of one of Mr. Train's recent speeches: Mr. Train?Neutrality signifies weak ness. All small minds hesitate. Lack of decision shows lack of power. Gene rals who win battles are not nentral men. Neutrality on the American rebellion is taking sides in disguise. The man who is soft ofi the American question is soft on all questions. 1 despise soft Ameri cans as well as soft .Englishmen. It is impossible for an honest man tq be neu tral. He wbo is not for me is against me. The Indian Thug is remarkable for his neutrality until his garotte is around your neck. The Camanche chief is a neutral to your face, whde his scalping knife sleeps in his belt. Dumollord, the French murderer, wbs a neutral before he destroyed his victims. ? There is no half-way between a patriot and a traitor. The woman who permits the least fami liarity has already lost the foundation ot her virtue. Let her remain neutral in the presence of the libertine and she is lost. The young . man counting bis employer's money must not be a neutral?if he does not wish to end his life upon tbe gallows. nautSrx . e made fits ?*?ctly the abroad?who6" ?nd Americans before hr,r!" wa,tluS for victories The ?rm ,?S Seces8i<?' <"? Union flags. j^awisSXiR ss ??^swjuate.afag men choose sides-weak men are alwav? neutral; once an idiot, always an id?ot The world is paeked with fools I Hn??1trality u i^beciUty. No man can sane two masters, lie must either love nn on?.aud l?llto the Other, or hate the one and love the other. Our Saviour was "eutr?1- England for three gene rations has been unjust to America. He that is unjust in little is unjust in much. ir,. C0?Bs.'wm an ancient and respectable authority. Unjust in small iust'rho r1" KalfaCentUry' KnK,and was just ripe fur being unjust in great mat ters during our revolution. Neutrality is aisguise ; assassins are neutral before they use the poignurd. The tiger inthe jungle is a neutral before he plunges on h.s victim. When you wiriiVC an enemy you hrst conceal your plan fcrror and injustice iwe neutral before be coming arrogant Sid impudent loTe fault-finding is no proof of Eft??Yo.ur oriticisuis on Ueneral Butler a proclamation aro as just as your pre ended love for Americi is honest! Critics, says Wyoherley, are like thieves, condemned to execution, choose tho busi ness of oxecntioners rather than bo hung. W distortion of the New Orleans pre Uamation is worthy of tho people "hat were abolitionists when jhoy thought by S^r'Un hV ',6 thejr coaW l,reak up our Republic?and pro-slavery advo cates when they believed we should pre h?ivn? r , T"? proclamation you have dishonestly translated. Do you mean to say that you believe ( Jen. Butler issued tho order for immoral purposes? Do you really understand Its wordin to signify that unbridled license wuS given U> the Federal aruiy7 The very idea is contrary to the instincts of our nature, insult",g to the American people and outraging the senses of our race rou give the order a meaning never ir^ ?*?? U ,wa? unfoHunatefy worded, but tho spiriti of the order was a proper one. _ Laities hold the remedy. Let thorn remain indoors, lot them behave like wo men, not like human tigresses. The ter rible slaughter of our soldiers will some y toy heavy upon their consciences wo i nP ?ut of their way t^in.sult ^ officers who have treated them with every courtesy, by pouring hot water out of their windows when tliov pass, or throwing vitrei in their faces on SOJar unse'nS themselves "tnke an officer, ought not to object, when martial law is ordered, to proda! ?nations that onforcc civility where rudo ness was so marked. 1 in T,h * ?uniuil";' Iaw permits no disorder " ,, p?"' *?omen breaking it are sent to the Calaboose. That ii the terrible or aer, nothing more?nothing Ibis thai ? o?liSep iJnB'and BDd ProToke3 this debute Lord Palmers ton takes advantage ot it to have another Hing at the Americans, .ad "re m*'1 wi,h delight. self and a1?Jh?Q "U? bt'?gS ?Ut K*rl Kuj sell and all the newspapers clap their ban Js with joy?and jrou, gentlemen, echo the 8e?t'ment of the land. Do you remember a picture in the Illiutratcd Nov during/lie Sepoy revoluiioo? I do?and^hree C! tures were prominent?cannon?English officers, and ?sepoy messengers bearing a ?i?|K ?.fctrDme' The P'ctur3 has another officers consult?the Sepoys are bound on the muzzle of the guns?and w??Meir K?' tmce tied around, they' they came"1 t0W"rd3 tbe can,P fr?f whence Senalrh Se*4rd Ket "?P 'n his place in the oenate Chamber and protest against it in the name of humanity ? The atrocities of your soldiers in India were onlv equalled When a Ne'"1 Sahi'' himself. When a British.officer enters a Sepoy vil lage and gives tbe order to bis regiment to ravish tho Sepoy women, and then level their houses to the earth, humanity ghud. rIIh i"" ?!,''"1' Compared with such fiends General Butler is a scholar, a gen tleman, and a Christian. How forgetful of the rights of civilization for our statesmen to rem-iin silent without recording their in dignation .It such brutal acts ! England must feel proud of those Christian officers and no wonder she is indignant at Butler' ? u, e,y?? forK<>tten tbe siege of Limer ick ? Is it true that Englishmen ravished in* Wh?me? bef?re butchering tbe garrison h^,wUr ,nAJhe'OWn? Do /<"> remem ber the cold-blooded slaughter or the Mac donalds of Glencoe, under the same dy B*ron? V^r'ljr' what * m*n WRa Lord If joa have acted once a generous part. Tli? world, not tha world's ivtiw, wfll dteM** ? And I shall be delighted tolearaSkl ** Sate you and your,, ka** <yiined ai Waterloo/ Davoustin Hamburg?J a not in Lisbon? Malakoff in the Algerian caves?wens guil ty of acta?and Wellington at St. Sebastian ?worthy of Iiaasia in Poland or Hayoau in Austria. Butler's offence is words ? Eng. land's offende was acts.' Was Bailer's mo tive good or bad? It is the motive, not the act, that blackens the crime. England is not the land to give America examples as to the treatment of woman. Amcrica is a country where its yooth are taught not to insult an old man orold'woman, and a we man can go through the entire country, without being/insulted. America is the land where education and religion gives tone to the morals of our people. How careful England is to find fault with our Federal army. Hive you seen any questions on the Par liamentary paper asking if the reports are true regarding atrocities of the Confede rate army? Has the Federal power uo friend at Court to ask theae questions of Lord Palmerston ? I* it true that savages; led on by Confederates, scalped our wouod ed officers at Pea Ridge ? Ie it true thatj Governor Spragne found some of his aids, who were killed at Bull Rao, buried with j their faces downward ? It it true that Fe eral wounded on the-ground at the battle of Winchester werAMjoqfUvl by Confed erate soldiers? it true that the ladies of a certain town in Virginia invited one hun dred Federals to their houses to tea, and their brothers, who were In ambush, rushed in aad put all to the,sword !*a i - Sorely Ameisea ought to have oa# tr^eq^, bold enough in Parliament, when Qregogf TEBM8 0FWEISKLY. One Copy per Year,? $1,00 " Six IConths,?? 60 49^ IariJUAXLT or ASTABCB. The Weekly Intelligencer Will oontala thirty-two columns, mostly fillsd wit docaUiahJectt^iu imaamg It the largpst end b// Dollar Newspaper in this ssetio country. ? , and the Premier are b urling their invectives against America, to inquire if it ia true that the skull of a Federal officer is a bon bon for a Rebel ladj!?that Madame Beau regard, who was treated with so much po liteness by General Butler, wears a cameo cut from the bone of a Federal Oolouel 1? that Rebel ladies wear rings and brooches made out of the skulls of our brave offi cers!?that the proper thing for the rebel gentlemen at Richmond is to have a spit toon made oat of a human head I In con clusion, let me ask if England controls America's action ? If England pays onr Federal officers? If England most first be consulted before we declare martial law? I was not aware that Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the powerful American Republic by the bankrupt monarchies of Europe. 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