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VOLUME 29, NO 1. CADIZ, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 18G2. "Confession of a Ilcpnblican. I vdted for Lincoln. That's so. . Ij carried a lamp sixteen nights, and wore out as many as two capes. You see I am , about to confess all, and make a clean breast. I voted for Lin coin, because I was told that his elec tion would put an end to the slavery agitation, and quiet the country. The 'Tribune' said bo; - a large committee of, New York Republicans vouched for it; and all the ; Republican leaders of the country "confirmed it 1 don't pre tend to know much myself; but I sup posed our leaders knew, and I belie-. ved thcm.: ::; ; ,:; ;1 :" : " .' - I voted for Lincoln to make times good. The leaders told us that times would be better than ever, if Lincoln was elected. That six dollars was on ly a Locofoco price for pork, and that I might better have the Lincoln price, which would be eight. ,i I am not a rich man; I was not able to give land to my sons; but I wanted each of them to have a farm. The leaders told me that my boys should each have 160 acres when Lincoln was elected. Poor lads! One of them sleeps in a trench at Fort Donclson, and the other in the hospital at Mound City.- ' ' - ,; - After Lincoln was elected, and the fuss fairly begun, I wanted the Crit tenden compromise adopted; but the leaders persuaded ' me out of that. They asked me 'if I wanted to sacri fice my manhood,' and break up the 'Great Republican party?' I didn't know what to reply. Then they told me that the South was only 'gassing,' and that we could not kick her out of the Union, if we should try. .That, all the secession there was only .paper secession,' and would come to nothing.' That if the South should secede, we would be bet ter without her;, and that if we wanted her back, it would only be the job of half a day to thrash her into submis sion... That the whole world, and es pecially England and France, would immediately take sides with the North. All this, and much more of the same sort,, our leaders told me. ' Thus I was deceived,' and led from one terrible mistake into another. And all this time; and upon each and all of these matters, the Democracy told me the truth. Things have turned out just as they said. It would have been much better. for me and for the country if I, and all of ushad been Democrats. ---Logan Gazette, Mr.ZiiiB-Tux:itioii--'Mie Negroes Mr. Zinn made a speech in the House of Representatives, during the discus sion on the bill prescribing the rates of taxation for State and local purpo ses, strongly favoring an amendment t6 reduce the school X&x. In the course of his remarks, he censured the news papers for giving their readers infor mation as to the extent and progress of the various measures for taxing the people of. Ohio. lie insisted, that it was giving aid and comfort to the South," to talk and write about high taxes. He manifested a keen appre ciation of the great redaction now in progress; and those who heard him were convinced that he saw "tho hand writing on the. wall!" . Mr., Zinn is the author of the major ity report of tho committee on Feder al Relations, on negro immigration in to Ohio. He reported against the prayer of thousands of the white men ot the state, ana ret used to tavor a law to prevent the rapid influx of lazy worthless negroes and mulattoes. , Our people are in favor of saving the mon ey that it will require to keep a large proportion of these people in our poor houses, and expending it in the educa tion of our white children; and the gen tleman will find that his constituents are in favor of the same thing.; The next election in Hamilton county will how. Statesman , Jt There: is .one fact to be observed in the passage of the bill emancipating slaves in the District of Columbia, and that is this: The Abolitionists who vo td for it in 1 Congress, have by; that atit repudiated the cornerstone of their fath, viz: that "man cannot hold prop erty in man," and by voting $300 a piece for each slave to the owner thereof, they admit that they have preached and urged as a matter of. cpn science upon others, that which they did hot believe! We hopo after this exhibition by these followers of Wen dell Phillips, to hear no more stuff and nonsense from rabid Abolition politi cians' and ministers ' about the ' sin , )t slaverf. .They have Voted the master pajH for ' bW!;Tt'f..ncl vKenpe should dry up. Slavery as Seen aa Described by an Ohio Republican Colonel. We have heretofore stated the fact, that WL II. Gibson, the Republican ex-Treasurer of State, is Colonel of a regiment (49th) of Ohio volunteers. His was the first regiment which en tered Kentucky from Ohio. This was in September last.. At the battle of Pittsburg Landing, he was placed at the head of a brigade, and the State Journal announces that he reached Co lumbus a few days ago . suffering from a bayonet wound which he received during the battle'. ", Frank Sessions, in his letter to that paper, states that Gen. McCook says Gibson's and Dick ey's regiments "covered themselves all over with glory, on Monday, in the fight." With these remarks by way of .introduction, and reminding the reader that Gibson has been one of the most eloquent and impassioned anti slavery stumpers in Ohio, we now wish to call attention to the following ex tracts from a letter which . he wrote home shortly before the battle at Pitts burg and which was published on the 4th of April in the Republican organ printed at Tiffin.' Gibson says: Ip this region every one owns one ot more slaves. Here as elsewhere, where I have been, the slaves are well treated and well provided for. They appear happier and certainly live and dress better than the poor whites or the free negro of Ohio or the Nonh. I hey all supposed we were about to liberate them. This lie had been trum peted in the South, and hundreds of honest people, aside from slaves, believed it. , But the negro here instinctively dreads the North. 2 hey love the South, and are devntcd to (heir masters! , "I have witnessed some touching scenes between exiled masters, returned to their homes. ' j It is strange iou feio try to escape or runaway, l doubt it twenty nave come to the army with which I have been connected, since last September. , "About the farm bouses and in the citv. the white children and black, play together like brothers and sisters. It is my deliberate opinion, that in their present state of igno rance, the slave rather fe9rs than desires eman cipation. They only regard their appetites and comforts. Tbey are well housed, well dre-sed and well fed. They appear to want no more. These facts constitute no excuse for slavery, but I mention them as tending to show that statesmen had better let the nigger alone at present, and address themselves to suppressing this great rebellion. "The President's late resolution and mes sage, as to aiding emancipation, is regarded here as unworthy of his position. It con tains propositions which are not only unten able, but weak in tbe extreme."; ,, Here is the unasked testimony of a man whose whole political existence has rested on the success of the anti- slaVery agitation. It is the testimony, NOT of a predjudiced witness, but of a man who has taken his life in his hand in defence of the Union. He speaks no longer as a political stumper anxious to inflame the minds of his hearers gainst the hated "Southern Oligar chy" His testimony is that of one who has come to see that his belief as to the condition of the slaves was gross er erroneous, and that the interests of a bleeding country demand that she actual truth should be known by the people of the North; Let all good citizens of every party, ponder the statements which he makes. Let us all keep especially in remembrance the fact which he states, that the slaves for whom we have been so deeply sympa thising, appear "happier" and "cer tainly live and dress better" than thou sands of our own white neighbors in the advancement of whoso welfare we spend so little thought and manifest such cold and constant indifference. No wark Advocate. ' r, Under the caption of "A New Financial Scheme," which would be more properly entitled "A New Swin dling Scheme," the Ashtabula Senti nel states that a petition is in circula tion in that county asking "Congress to dispense with taxes, and instead, is sue Treasury notes to the amount of our indebtedness, and make them a legal tender."'i Ji - . - These Abolitionists on the Reserve are willing to see the war into one for the benefit of the negro and protracted for years no matter at what cost of blood and treasure. But they don't like heavy taxation even for the sake of the negro, They prefer to saddle tne country wjtn an irredeemable pa per currency that shall jjjake white laborers slaves and . beasts of , burden, while the free negroes are rioting upon the fat of the land. These Abolition ists are a set of curious philanthropists. 13It will cost the people at least twenty millions Of dollars per annum to collect the taxes Under the new law. The whole sum paid by the loyal States to support the. Federal Government, under Democratic rule, hardly exceed ed what they will have to pay for the bare collection, of the tax which is now upon theirj tosay nothing of the tax . -' -1 1 "W - t v ii i i f w i (fc5"The lw should clench its flats when ttJud J9a!8s.!lipjpi.og though itaitosr. Northern Disnnlonista and Agl , . tators. -The Louisville Democrat thinks it is a pity that, the Southern fools' and knaves started so soon. In a few years more Greeley, Julian & Co. would have got up a rebellion for the sake of free dom, humanity and other good things; really for the sake of office, nothing else. They, would have precipitated simpletons enough to join them. Then the South would have been very loyal and for coercion. We should haye whipped back a few States. The truth is, the North first started the idea of rebellion and secession in this country, and ought to havo taken the responsi bility of carrying it out. The South only needed to wait a few years more, and they could have enjoyed whipping a Northern rebellion out. The tables are turned by their own folly and they will be whipped out themselves. Who Fight the Battles of the Country. The Cairo correspondent of the Cin cinnati Gazette says: ''"Sam Buckmaster is here blowing the new Constitution. The value of his services in securing votes for the enormity may be in ferred from the fact that in ten regiments he secured the entire vote in its favor, with the exception of less than a hundred." ' The adoption of the new State Con stitution is made a party test in Illinois, the Democrats supporting and the Re publican's opposing it. . The fact that the ten Illinois regiments at Cairo have voted, under the law submitting it to the people, almost unanimously for it, shows how strong the Democratic pre ponderance is in the army. ' Ccn. McClellaii. The testimony which comes from all quarters of the popularity of this offi cer with his army is gratifying to all save the professional fault-finders and diseased. fanatics. The editor of the Cleveland Leader, writing from the camp in the vicinity of Yorktown, says of the men composing the Army of the Potomac: "They believe Geo. B. Mc- Clellan is just the man to lead them to victory." ' Our own correspondent, "W, D. B,," says there is no mistake about it, "McClellan is the pet Mf the armyi" and that the confiaerice' felt in him by the soldiers is unbounded. This testimony is thoroughly reliable. And while the army confides in the General, recognizing in him tho man who has converted the mass of the raw civilians mustered at Washington last Fall into disciplined and seasoned soldjers, wo'd it not be well for the politicians at Washington and the Censor Generals of the Press to suspend proceedings a gainst Gen. McClellan for a while? Cincin nati Commercial, Republican paper, April 30th. ' - ; A War with the mormons Prob , able. The House of Representatives at Washington have passed a bill prohi biting polygamy in Utah, and punish ing it as a penal offense against the United States. Changes have been made in the organic law of the Terri tory, which, it is thought, will render it practicable to carry this law into ef fect. The Mormons will undoubtedly resist, and we shall probably have a war with them on the question a war that will be attended with no little trouble and expense. The bill was originally introduced by Morrill, of Vermont, the author of our present odious and abominable Tariff. Abolition Vipers Hissing at Par son Brown low. As Parson Brownlow progresses to the East he is being honored with the abuse of the Abolitionists of that sec tion. The Boston Liberator, Garrison's paper, thus denounces him: "A more coarse minded, vulgar, abusive pugilistio disputant it would be difficult to find. It is something; to his credit, under such trying circumstances, tbat he refused to play the traitor; but this makes him nei ther a gentleman nor a Christian." - Garrison is one of the men whom the Parson, in connection with a Southern Disunionist, would like to hang, as being instrumental in producing our present troubles, Marion county, in this :. State, whose Republicanism is forever infa mous in consequence of its Golden Circle persecutions and perjuries of the last summer is completely revolu tionized, and again Democratic. ii ii i nsMpjtj m ,J "aW ii i Li i - , l8SL.lt is estimated that there will be at least twenty-six fall regiments of tax collectors under the new law., The1 whole standing army, under Democratic rule, did not amount to so many as seven or eight thousand men. .!-, The tax bill, licked into hape, has at last' passed the House, Wd it, is .lUI BQpn pass .IhoenatC. John Sherman Speaking ?ut. Our readers are well' aware of the great cry of "no-party made ly the Opposition during th past twelve months, and they have also had plenty of evidence that this cry was insincere merely a ruse to carry the election, and secure the "spoils office." As further proof in this direction, we quote from the speech of Horl , John Sher man, one of the Republican U. S. Sen ators from Ohio, made os the 2d ult., while the negro was up for discussion in the Senate. Said Mi. S.: "I say, then, Mr. Preaidoft, that it Is im portant that the party controlling tbe action of this Government should: have a definite policy, We cannot avoid tbe responsibility, and we ought not to do so if we could.- We are in the majority in this body, We are in the majority in the ether Eoustx We have a Pe publican Administration. Jf Ire not show the people of tbe United StatesAbat we have-a definite policv. and have manhood to stand by it, and intelligence enough to administer it, we ought to be overthrown. 1 would not weep over the Brave of patty that will not stand by its friends and stani by its princi ples, and stand by its position. 1 would not belong; to a party that had nit the manhood to proclaim all that it intends to do, all that it seeks to accomplish, and f use its power to accomplish that purpose. Parties can on ly be justified when, they arf used as instru ments to accomplish some valuable and great purpose, and unless we use purs to accom plish some valuable and great purpose, the SepiMican party will melt away like a storm of snow on a bright April day. We ought to adopt a policy, and adhere to it." Here, then, we have the distinct avowal of Mr. Sherman that HE does not consider the Republican party dis banded, even during these war times. That he claims for the Republicans, a majority in the Senate, in the House, and a Republican Administration. He desired to have "the Republican party not the people or the so-called Union party adopt "a definite policy" in regard to the negro question. And right well has the Republican majority in Congress and the Republican Ad ministration complied with his request. "A definite policy" relative to the ne gro, has been adopted. The old Abo lition doctrine has been proclaimed as the policy. The slaves in the District have been emancipated. , A committee has been appointed in the . House of Representatives to report a plan ."at as early a day as possible" to emanci pate the slaves in thnS5'uthffrn States. Ohio's Senator may congratulate him self that his voice has been heard, and his appeal anwered. "The Republican party" has adopted "a definite policy" a policy which the people can fully understand, but whether they will en dorse it, remains to be seen. We im agine when they give their verdict, it will be found that "the Republican party has melted way like a storm of snow on a bright April day." And so may it be. , , The Clncinntiti Darkles on the District Abolition Act. .. The Cincinrati Commercial states that on Sunday afternoon, April 20, the "colored people" assembled at the Baker street Church, to express their sentiments in regard to the act lately passed by Congress abolish ing slavery in the District of Columbia. The following resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That we, as loyal American citi zens, hail with joy Ite passage of the act abolishing slavery in the District of Colum bia, regarding it as a return to the original principles of the Uovernment, which have uniformly been that freedom is national, and that slavery being sectional, is merely recog nized, and neither sanctioned nor approved by the General Government. . Jiewved, That we rejoice in the emanci pation act as a victory of peace, and as a means of reconstruction which does not re quire "the baptism of b'.ood." Unsolved, That to Messrs. morrin, aum ner, Wilson, and others, of the Senate, to Messrs. Bingham, Stevens, Odell, Haight, Brown, English, and others, of the House, and to Abraham Lincoln, of the people, the thanks of all lovers ot freedom are due for their noble action in this matter. Resolved, That we recommend the adop tion of the day on which this act takes effect as an anniversary day of the colored people of the United State. Resolved, That we recommend that thanks to God for the blessing be offered in our churches throught the land, and pray that He may hasten the glorious time which shall "proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inh-bitants thereof." ' ' The first of these resolutions will be read ily recognized as a sterotvped article in the creed ol the old Abolitionists, (he late Be publicans and the present Fusionists. Its author is generally believed to be Secretary Uhase. As to the Abolition act being "a victory of peace," it is a fruit of division and war; and instead of being a means oi recon Construction' it has a direct tendency to widen the breach already made, and redden all our land with a more terrible "baptism of mood. Statesman." Feeding the N-if roes. ! The United States Government ia feeding at least twenty-five thousand negroes daily, at a cost of about ten thousand dollars per day. -Letters from Hilton Head. At that rate ft would cost over one million and a half of dollars a day to feed the- four million of slaves ia tbe United States, after they are Set free. This is equal to half the daily expenses of the war. It is a delight full prospect for the farmers, mechanics and business men of the North to contemplate such humanity. Uncle Sam is truly a cener ous old fellow, when be under takes to feed and support all the persons who Hook to him with black faces, and does it so munificently and well! But after setting them free, of course he could not look on tnd see them Starve. ' As their masters are sot allowed te take care of -them, and they cannot take care of themtelvea.the bid Mdtleman consid era it id be his tluty to be t heir guardian, and to look after their food and raiment and he urgently invites us of the Nonh to ceatri buta to thai nd. AHMY COBUEsPONDEKCE. PlTTSBCBO LASDISO, TESH.,) April 1V, 1862. Friend Allen: The great battle of mod am times is over. The most bloody and most glorious victory ever achieved on this continent. On Sunday, the 6th inst., while on the march from Waynesboro' to Savanna, the loud and distinct peals of cannon could be distinctly heard; all was excitement, and as we neared the river the firing could be more distinctly heard. When We arrived at the river, which was a little after dark, the town was thronged with soldiers helping their comrades who bad been wotinded dur ing the day, to the various publie buildings which were speedily converted into hospitals Soon we were on the boats steaming up the Tennessee to the bloody field of carnage. Arriving at the landing at about 11 P. M., we found thousands of soldiers who bad ta ken cover from the enemy's guns, lying a long the bank of the river. Some were frightened, others said whole regiments had been cut to pieces, and in fact everything S:emed as if a panic pervaded Gen. Grant's army. From the boats we were marched upon the river bank and formed into a line of oattie, when we stood until daylight, in a drenching rain. After eating our breakfast we were marched to tbe battle field and formed in the centre. Soon the enemy's guns were throwing shell and grape over us and we were ordered to lie down; we remain ed in this position for near one hour, when Breckinridge reinforced the enemy, and they came on towards us, shouting "Bull's Run" at the top of thoir voices. They advanced within thirty paces, when the order was giv en, "rise up," "forward," which we done while every voice from one end of the divis ion (Crittenden's) to the other, raised such a shout and poured such deadly volleys of mus ketry into their ranks that they could not stand 'up to us; we drove them back near a mile, killing some four hundred of them in a single charge, while our loss was not yet fif ty. We were then ordered to charge on their battery whioh we did, but were unable to hold it, as they had Succeeded in almost outflanking us, we were then ordered to re treat, which was done in goad order. Again we ordered to charge on their battery, which we did, but with like success. By this time the battle was raging from the centre to the circumference of the battle field, and some had thrown down their guns, and were fight ing a hand to hand fight with bowie knives. Tbe dead and wounded were strewn around us in every direction, yet such was the con test for victory that our feelings cannot de scnoea in any otner way tnen victory or death. By this time three steel rifled twelve pounders were brought to our support, and again we charged '; upon the rebel batteries; and this time we succeeded in holding them and from the terrific fire Which we poured into there already broken ranks, both from musketry and cannon, they beat a hasty re treat, and loft us in possession of many of their best guns, and thousands of their dead and wounded. We mourn the loss of three of Go. H., Godfrey Eilber ol Columbus, Ohio, was the first to fall. Wm. Carrick of Cadiz, O., was shot through the head and fell early in the day. R. E. Miller,.oj!Jew Athens, was also shot through the head, and after he ley in the repose of death, he still held his musket firmly grasped in his right hand. He was a brave young man a good soldier and a true patriot.' Several others were wounded bat are not considered dangerous. Harrison county may well be proud of Co. H. , A braver company cannot be found in the service. Hard march es and exposures of all kind has been their luck, yet they are willing to risk their lives and their fortunes for the honor of the "Stars and Stripes." Truly yours, . . W SI..II. HOST, , Co. H., 13th Regiment. O. V. t P. S. John Auld deserted us at Savanna, before the fight. . W. H. H. Walc Must Fi;thr. .. " In the House yesterday Vallandighara de nounced Wade as "a liar, a scoundrel, and a coward," tot alluding to him, in a speech made in Washington a short time ago, as a man who never had any syraptahy with the Republic, but whose every breath is devoted to itsdestruction just asfar as his heart dare permit him to go. Will the bold and Iion-harted Wade allow Yallandigham to escape chastisement for such language? ' Wade, on one occasion, shook his fist beneath the nose of Calhoun. True, Calhoun was a man much inferior to Wade physically, and he in turn shook his fist be- Lneath Wade's proboscis; but Ben. has enjoy- ea a wonderim reputation lor courage -ever since. ; 11a impared it a little at Bull Run. where he made the fastest time recorded. He ran toward Washington against a crazy bullock that had broken loose from a herd. and beat the bullock by several hides. If be don't thrash Vallandigbam. now, Ben. will lose bis reputation for bravery entirely. tie has an adversary whose fighting qualities are of a high order, and the job may give aim considerable trouble, but it must be done, else Benjamin's "lion heart" will fall below the quality of a sheep's pluck. Cleveland If.) 1'taxn Vealer. A Womah madb A Major. Gov, Tate has paid a rather unsual, "but" well-merited complment, to Mrs. Reynolds, wile of Lieut Reynolds, of Company A, 17th Illinois,- and a resident of this city.. Mrs. Reynolds has accompanied oer husband through tbe great er part of the campaign through which the Seventeenth has passed, ' sharing with him the dangers and privations of a soldier's life. She' was present at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, and like a ministering angel, attend ed to the wants of as many cf the wounded and dying soldiers as Bhe could, thus winning tbe gratitude and esteem of the brave fellows by whom she was surrounded. Gov. Yates, hearing of her hcroio and praiseworthy conduct, presented her with a commission as Major in the army, the docu ment conferring the well merited honor be ing made out with all due formality, and having attached the great teal of the State. Probably no lady in Amorica will ever agafa bave tuch a distinguished military honor con ferred upon her. Mrs. Raynolds is bow in this city, and leaves to join her regiment In a day, or twoiWia' transcript. 4 XXXVIITII CO IV GUESS. Washtsotos, April 28. SENATE. The President pro tent, pre sented a communication concerning the num ber, ages of the slaves, etc., in the District of lolunibia. The Secretary said the statistics were com piled some years ago, and were perhaps not available now. The communication was re ferred to the committee on the District of Co lumbia. Messrs. King and Sumner presented peti tions in favor of the emancipation of the slaves. Mr. Davi9 presented petitions from tobacco manufacturers asking for a reduction of tbe proposed tax on tobacco. Mr. Wilson of Massachusetts, from the Mil itary committee, reported back tbe bill for the organization of the signal department, and moved its indefinite postponement. Post poned. ' Mr. Wilson of Massachusetts offered a res olution, that the Secretary of War be re quested to inquire into the condition of the Harper's rerry Armory; what damage has been done to it, what is the value of the prop erty Of tbe United States there now, and what amount is necessary and whother it is expedient to restore the armory and re em ploy tbe workmen. Adopted. Air. fomeroy introduced a bill to prevent the importation of adulterated liquors, by providing a punishment therefor. Un motion of Mr. Wilson ol ..Massachusetts the resolutiens of the Ohio Legislature, in re gard to rebels keeping their slaves at Camp Chase, were taken up. Mr. Sherman had read a letter from a member of tbe Legislature, concerning the rebel prisoners permitted to go about the city of Columbus, lounge at the hotels and abuse the Government with perfect liberty; also, an article in the Cincinnati Commercial to the I same effect; also, another article in the Cin cinnati Gazette, showing that Gov. Tod was taking measures to have the negroes at Camp Chase liberated and the rebel prisoners re moved to proper quarters. The resolutions were referred to the Military committee. Un motion of Mr. 1 rumbull, tbe bill for the more convenient enforcement of laws for security to keep the peace, and for good be havior, was taken up. After some discussion the bill was passed by yeas 55, nays 30. Mr. Wade presented several petitions, ask ing for a uniform system of taxation accord ing to the population ot a State, and protest ing against the passage of the tax bill from the House. The Senate went into executive session. HOUSE. The speaker announced the following special committee on tbe confisca tion of rebel property: Olin of N. Y., Elliott of Mass., Noell of Mo., Hutchins of Ohio, Mallory of Ky., Beaman of Michigan, and Cobb of N . Jersey. Mr. Olin remarked be had heretofore asked to be excused from serving on the committee and he repeated the reasons for the request, which was now complied with. On motion of Mr. McPherson, it was Resolved, Thot the Secretary of War trans-, initio the House copies of reprots of the com manders of regiments, brigades and divisions engaged in the battle ot smlob, Term. On motion of Mr. Gooch, the Senate bill for the recognition of Hayfi and Liberia was referred to the committee on Foreign Affairs.-' - - '-; v '"' " " : On motion of Mr. Colfax, it was Resolved, That tbe Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting for punishing all contractors guilty of defrauding Government, with penalties similar to those in grand larcency. Mr. Spaulding introduced a resolution, which was referred to the committee on Commerce, authorizing the appointment of commissioners to negotiate concerning the reciprocity treaty, and authorizing the Pres ident to give the necessary notice for termi nating the present unfair treaty. Mr. Ashley reported back from the commit tee on Territories, a bill to prevent and pun ish the practices of polygamy, nd to annul certain acts of the Territory of Utah estab lishing the same. ' Mr. Morrill of Vermont said this bill was the same as introduced by him two years a go, with the exception of the omission of its applicability to the District of Columbia.- The bill was passed. - Tbe House resumed the consideration o the report on GoverSmertt contracts. The first resolution reported by them Was post poned for two weeks. Tbe next resolution in i do series was men taxen up. it was as follows: That. the Secretary of Treasury be reaueS- ted to adjust the claims of Government for the five thousand Hall's carbines purchased through 3imon Stevens, by General John C. Fremont, on the 16th day of August, 1861, and afterwards delivered to the United Slates Arsenal at the city of St. Louis, on the basis of a Sale to' the government for $12.50 each, rejecting all other demands against the Gov eminent on account of the purohase of such arms. , Mr. Stevens moved the following as a sub stitute lor the above, That nothing has occurred to' lessen our confidence in the honesty, integrity and pat riotism oi iaj. uen. f remont; Mr. Wasburne raised the point of order tbat the substitute was not germain. Mr. atevens maintained that the original resolution imposed censure on Gen. Fremont. Tbe Speaker maintained Mr. Washburne's pnint of order. , Mr. Sitdgwick further contended that the Navy Department conducted its business with energy and credit. Mr. Stevens attacked the report of the committee, and charged that they had pro ceeded on false premises and acted generally untainy. . Washington, April 29. SENATE Mr. Grimes introduced a bill to provide that the school tax collected from the colored people of tbe District of Colum bia, be applied to the education of colored children, Mr. Wade presented two petitions from cit izens of Ohio, for confiscation. Mr. Doolittle introduced a bill for collection of taxes in insurrectionary districts. . On motion of Mr. Hale, a resolution au thorizing the Secretary o I the Navy to dis charge a contractor after fulfilling his contract was, after some discu'ftiba On it, laid over. Mr., Hale explained that under the present faw the Department can call for a large a mottnt of work to be done at the same price. Mr. Wilson, of Mass., introduced a bill to amend the bill of last session confiscating slaves, so as to include the wives , and chil dren of slaves. " On motion of Mr. PoWelh the resolution calling on the Secretary of State for the num ber and names of persons Who have been ar rested in the State of Kentucky and impris oned ia forts, 3tc ol other Statesy was taken up. .', ,:;- -i - Mr. Sumner moved as & substitute, that the President, if not Incompatible, will gWe any information in bis, posessioo, (ouohing the arrest of persons in Kentucky, since the 1st of September, 186L Mr. Powell hoped the substitute would aot be adopted, as he thought it were a dpdga to Tho President scat the Senate a oomiauol' cation avowing his reaponatbility. lor the ar rest oi uen. stone, and stating that tbe Uen. cannot be tried st present, because witnesses' whose presence would be necessary, are ab sent m the neld. The Confiscation bill was taken up, and Mr. Browning made a lengthy speech ia op position to it without taking question. Tbe Senate adjourned. , . HOUSE. Mr Blair, of Virginia, inquired of Mr. Potter on what authority be yester day predicated bis charge of disloyalty a gainst Judge Pitts, of Northampton county , Va. Mr. Potter replied on the address of Judge1 r i iiu w me Virginia iegiaiaiure ai men- J udge Pitts refers to the .action by. the Leg islature to dispose him without givieg him ad opportunity for defense.') The conaattraiat tion of this would1 be manifestly unjust. HI could only plead not guilty of dit loyalty td the South, and doubted not he could trium phantly vindicate himself from every charge) his enemies and prosecutors might bring a gainst him. He protested against being re moved from office by the extra constitutional means. a The House then resumed the consideration" of the report of the Select committee on Gov- . ernment Contracts. Mr. Conkling. in the coarse of his remarks' said he' regarded the committee as one of those ornaments too expensive under the cir cumstances, to be indulged in. Mr. Conkling was severe on the committee; which he thought, ought immediately to be disbanded. i'r. Washburne spiritedly replied. Ha said Mr. Conkling was ao instrument of the robbers, plunderers and thievss, who had. been holding high csrrhtval in Snticip'atfoh Cf iue uvei kiiruwiug ui iue wiuiuuwe. Mr. Hickman vindicated the report 6'f tfi . committee, and relerred to' subjects nerettf fore frequently repeated. ' Mr. Roscoe Conkling said he voted: igainit raising this committee. It seemed that none could be so honest or eminent that it would be suitable to clothe them with the unheard of power asked on that occasion. It seemed . unbt to const i uite an advisory board to su pervise questions of integrity relating to every man engaged in the administration ol depart mental affairs. It seemed to him a roving" commission to take into' consideration the honesty or fraud of all future contracts to be entered into by any Department of the Gov ernment. It brought with it grave objections and little argumenteould be found in its fa vor. Experience had dertronatrated tnslt eve ry objection there made had been abundant ly sustained by the conduct ol the committee which had done grave and irreparable injus tice, both to individuals and classes. These, as well as the nation, have suffered by th decterations of the committee. As this, corn1 mittee was a pioneer experiment, and turned out badly, they could dispense with it. TW gentleman (Davis) had said there Was indii sputablo evidence of fraud well nigh in a sin gle year as much as the current expenditures' of the government during the Administration which the people had hurled from power be cause of its corruption. . , Now he, Mr. Conkling, remarked that if any man was warrented in making that statement, it would justify the people in re sorting to anything bat revolution to ledrea tbe wrong. . . : ': . - The poisoned' arrows, feathered by thrf franking privilege; were shot far and wide a niong the loyal States of the republic. The committee had proceeded on exparate testimony in seoreet. Parties never We're iflf- r i ., . ,, . t i . J . loruiou mat iney were to oe ineu uiu ran victed, and stigmatized, and hung rip to fes tering infamy, and as a case in point he said the committee had privately and clandestine ly gathered evidence against Gen Fremont, to blast his character as a citizen and Soldier: At the time he was in command of an army, they never informed Gen. Fremont that he was aspersed or gave him the names of the witnesses against him, and they afforded hhtf no opportunity for defense. - What good, Conkling saked, had the' Committee done to offset. He was aware that one single fraud! had besn developed hf .1 . f-l .... ... . a . L . tne committee, wnicn remained unearweact the time they pretended to dig it tip'.' Mr. Jonkimg asKed the speaicer wnn time remained to him. The Speaker replied 18 mirftiteis . Mr. Dawes The time will be extended to thS gentleman. Mr. Washburne object to that. . Mr. Conkling I know that; and do votf i know how I knew it: because the. member' from Illinois is the only mart in this House; soriy e ao ugh to interpose objections in such a case', . , Mr. WaRhbiirne rose to.' renlv. vfh'en Mrj ' Conkling called the member to order. Mr. Washburne (exuitedly) I call the ores--ture to' order. ' The Speaksr demanded the preservation of order. Mr. Conkling The number from Illinois understands the lules of this House, and ' must understand that this ia not the place' for personal altercajiron;' be Knows tne proper place lor that is outi-ide of theSe walls. Mr. Washburne (excitedly) Yea, and I am ready fbf it. ,. .. : ' Mr. Conkling -No individual in (hWHodsa better knows than the member from Illinois, that I stand hy what I say, until convinced that l am in error, ana, tnereiore, iBere is bo necessity for any interruption here'. ,. After considerable debate, Mr. Fen tori ; moved the previous question on the pending , resolutions of the Committee'. Mr. Steven moved to table the whofe subject,' pending which, the House adjourned. rv-f-TliP ftflnwitiiT ia an extract from at " ' O , . late letter Written at Corinth Miss., and pub'-; lished in the New Orleans Delta: tlKOOLW'S BROTHER-IN-1 AW, OF C!lciNXATt, CUfcEK BY JOWL WITH THE REBtM; There is an old acnuaintance here, who has strayed form Lincolndohi, a'nd finds himr self in rather an embarrassing position. 1 refer to1 M. & H. .Kellogg, of Uincmnatr,:, who has the misfortffne to combine two very antagonist itf relations that of brother -"TP law of Lincoln, with strong sympathies for tha 8ouih, and a bitter hosttU'y to tn war. mr. Kellogg comes here on private business, leav ing his family and property to! bmeinnati. He came with the idea mai some oi nw rela tions here were suffering for tm want of many comforts and necessaries 61 life. Ha' is amazed to find bow jdiflWen affairs are. and, having explained bis purposes ana el infeS promptly to tbe military commanders' here, he cheerfully acquiesce fa tbe detec tion during military operation1. ' , -.; , nJTfn"Vnanej County. Pennsylvania, fa a queer fellow by the name of Tom Barton, who drinks and stuttera.-and , atntters and' drinks; He has a toother Jim Who is glib ef tongue', and a' great liar wo hope he has re formed, for he professed W have become a good man, and was baptWad ! th ,a. was a bitter cold day in whim", had to be cut to make a place tor the, cere-, mony. As Jim came oat of the watwy Tone said to him: "Is it e-C '- Oold.Jim?" fco, replied Jim, "not at all." M" again, m-m minister," cried Tom, he 1 1 lr yetf. , Jt ' 'i- t .' I' K " (SUBSCRIBE FOR TUE SENTINEL -,.'.i,'A"