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VOLUME 29, NO 30.
Weighed in the balance and found
wanting, is the verdict returned bj
the people against this present Admin
istration. History furnishes no par
allel to the remarkable political revo
- lution of the present year. There are
causes for all this.
The administration refused an hon
orable compromise designed to save
the country and avert the calamities of
civil war.
Weak, incompetent and dishonest
men are appointed to positions, both
civil and military, because of their
shrewdness in political knavery.
The Chicago Platform ia placed a
bove the Constitution and laws of the
Public plunder is winked at by those
whose sworn duty it is to protect the
purity of the government.
The financial department of the
government is weakly managed.
Abolition incendiaryism raged like
a consuming fire in our halls of legis
lation, widening the breach between
the North and South and rendering a
re-union of the States almost next to
Theater! rights of personal liber
ty and the enjoyment of private prop
erty arc disregarded.
For the first time in six hundred
years the right to tho writ of habeas
corpus is denied in the face of open
courts and unobstructed laws.
For the first time in a free govern
ment, men are clandestinely taken
from their homes and carried to dis
tant and unknown bastilcs without the
privilege of a trial by a jury of their
The rights of a free ballot have been
interfered with by taking men immc
diately before the election to camp,
ibecau.se they were Democrats, and
leaving ethers at home to vote because
they were Republicans.
Tho people's hurd earned money
lias been appropriated to buying up
flhvea and setting them nt liberty.
The loial institutions of tho States,
which have been held sacred by all
preceding administrations, have been
interfered with by our negro-loving
President and Congress.
The Constitution of our Fathers,
the bond of Union between the States
Tias become as a rope of sand in their
The President has issued proclama
tions which no sane man will claim
have precedent or constitutional au
thority to back them, but on the con
trary, are in direct violation of both.
Yet these are but a few of the counts
in the indictment.
The Democratic party denounced
these wrongs and appealed to the coun
try for justification. Their appeal
has been responded to in such thunder
tones, as wakes despots, corruption
ists and disunionists tremble as did
lielshazzar when he beheld the hand
writing won the wall. That the ex
tent of tie great political revolution
may be fully appreciated we givo the
Democratic gains in the several States
which have recently held elections:
Xaw York
New Jersey
Minnesota -
. 19,000
-. - 7,000
The change; in the Congressional
delegation has been still more marked
and emphatic. In the present Con
gress the Democrats were almost with
out a representation, but in the lower
hranch of the next will have a good
working majority, notwithstanding the
Abolition legislatures most infamously
jerrymandered the States. , As nearly
as can be ascertained at present the
next House of Representatives will
stand as follows:
New York' ' ''
Pennsylvania '''
India" 1 '
Illinois !
New Jrrsey
Maine -MaaMchuteiU
Rhode Island
Oregon ' '' '
California ' J
New Hampshire " v
Minnesota ,
Wisconsin . V, , .
Maryland ,-.
Kentucky ' '
Westera Virginia
Wc(b4 In lk 11 I a nee
Fesss4 Wanting.
17 14
12 12
14 - 5
7 " 4
10 4
4 1
1 4
1 10
" 2
1 6
1 ; "i-'r
: s , , ..
. ..I:- f
1 --?- 2
8 ,,
A mjorftyvf,2) ior .tb eonserv-
tives and border State men, who
will vote with them on all national
questions.-Holmes County Farmer.
The Nrirectn hii la I Became
f Them, asiel lite Fee pie
sire Payl hr lhem. -
We publish elsewhere an article
from the Newburyport (Mass.) Her
ald, (Rep.) in reference to the negroes,
whom the Abolitionists are so'anxious
to set free. It is an article of thought,
and will beget "reflection. If the Abo
litionists, by 8tirringup sectional strife,
and inaugurating the "irrepressible
conflict," have brought the calamities
of civil war upon us, what further miss
chief will they not inflict by the eman
cipation of four millions of blacks?
The few that are already emancipated
cause great annoyance to the army and
to the people of the free States. Ap
peals are made constantly for the re
lief of these runaway blacks. The
Government feeds them, but can not
well clothe them. We have already
published appeals from Cairo, Corinth,
Hilton Head and Washington for do
nations of clothing for women and
children to keep them from perishing.
On Thursday last tho New York Tri
bune had a card from the agents of a
society to take care of the runaway
blacks and demonstrate that they are
capable of becoming valuable citizens,
which says:
"There are about a thousand in Hampton,
Quartered in lonls, and a Mill larger number
at Norfolk 780 at Norfolk, and 380 qur-
lered in a large storehouse and in barracks.
Could ihe benevolent look upon these pitia
ble objects of charitv. taitered and shoeless,
destitulo of decent clothing, and compelled
to sleep on hard board, bucks or ground,
without a pallet or scarcely a rag under
ihcm, their hearts would bleed, 'and ejes
unused to weep o'eiflow with Icars.' "
What is to become of these poor
creatures? The free States are 'deny
in them a shelter and home. Even
such Abolition Governors ns Andrew,
of Massachusetts, says the Enquirer,
denies them adrr ission into that State
rf philanthropy and negro equality.
The only future emancipation premises
ti'Cin is utter extinction. Indeed, one
of the Abolition papers has done as
much to influence the public mind as
any other against the South the New
York Evening Post declares in a re
cent article that "as the Indians were
crowded westward and out of our
bounds by tho irresistible advance of
the white man, so will the blacks be
whenever the powerful protective sys
tem with which the slaveholders have
guarded them is removd. It
is the slaveholders who have preserved
the negro race from decline among us."
So the whole result of the ogitation
of slavery by these New England mor
al and political pests is to be the ex
tinction of the black race among us,
at the cxpenso of hundreds of thous
sands of lives of white mon, and loss
of health of hundreds of thousands of
other white men, a taxation that will
oppress the living and their posterity,
an alienated people, and, it may be, a
broken Union, and on its ruins a mon-
archial government. We ask the peo
ple, where is to bo the compensation
for all that?
What Do Von l'runose to Dot
When the result of the elections in
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, be
came known, one of tho Republican
dailies asked: "Now, Messrs. Demo
crats, you have obtained a victory,
what do you propose to do with it.'"
The cuo was taken; and before even
ing of the same day upon which the
paper referred to was printed, we could
hear, in 'damnable iteration,' (from
party parrots; who mouth and splutter
incohorently what they are imperfect'
ly taught, and don't at all comprehend)
the question, 'What are you going to
do?' Tliere is, by the way, nothing
more trying to one's patience, than
the insolence and impertinence of ig
norance and stupidity. It is hard to
endure the follow who 'takes the Tri
bune,' or the Cincinnati - Gazette, and
assumes, without other resource, to
discuss the affairs of the option. ; He
is unbearable ; His realing simply in
tensifies his ignorance, and heightens
his impudence. He ought to be kick
ed and sent to hia work. !
"What do you propose to do?" en
quires the Cincinnati Commercial.
If this question were asked by an
incendiary, of men who by superhu
man effort had arrested ft conflagra
tion, and quenched the flames, when a
city was half destroyed, tho obvious
reply would be: "We propose to save
what is left, and as soon as practica
ble restore what is lost." We have
pondered that reply, and think it a
specially fit one to make to the Com
mercial. Vij..u' 'it:.,t , . , . .. : :'
If. ever p7i linoe the first ia
stitution of parties, defined its cred
and purpose so clearly as to leave no
shadow of doubt in any rational mind
as to either, that party Is the Demo-.
cratio party of 1862. "The Consti
tution as it is, and the Union as it was'
is the sum and substance of our creed
and endeavor. And by the blessing of
God this Democratio idea shall prevail
over the whole land, or those interest
ed may prepare to meet the alterna
tive. So wills a power still more po
tent than Presidents, Congresses or
Governors; it is the behest of the Ma
jority. That majority cannot be
murdered by a frenzied assassin on
the street; nor imprisoned in a Bastile;
nor made mute by a Presidential edict,
Let those interested take notice.
But the Question recurs: 'What do
you propose to do?'.
We propose to destroy the Republi
can nartv, utterly and forever. Until
that accursed rule is broken, Constitu
tional Liberty and Constitutional
Union can have no existence; for Re
publicanism is the implacable foe of
both, and the destruction of both seems
to have been its special and only mis
sion. We must extirpate that mon
strous delusion, that horrible fanati
cism, consigning it to present obloquy
and future infamy.
We propose to vindicate the Consti
tutional liberty of American citizens.
We design to restore and maintain the
writ of Habeas Corpus, thereby doing
away with arbitrary arrests and Gov
ernment Bastiles. We intend that the
press shall be emancipated from its
present thraldom, and that the gag
shall be taken from the lips of the cit
izen. We propose to restore the Union of
the States, and to that end we will re
verse the Legislation of tho existing
Republican Congress, just as speedily
as it is possible to do so in conformity
with the Constitution and laws. Re
peal Revocation of every net,
Legislative or Executive, which is tinc
tured with that most accursed of all
abominations the Chicago Platform
is to be the resolute endeavor of the
If yoit would know more- Of what it
is proposed to do with our victory, have
the goodness to wait and in due time
you will see. Logan Gazette.
mm mm afm " -
An Example ol lMiilantliropy.
Patriotism and philanthropy are the
two great particular virtues which tho
party of the Administration do most
affect. The one is best exemplified,
probably, in the army contractors; the
other in the negro-worshipers. Patri
otism puts millions in its, pockets; phi
lanthropy crushes those whom it folds
in its embrace. We have heretofore
called attention to tho fact that our
negto philanthropy destroys whatever
it patronizes, and the following is a
good exemplification. It is taken
from tho Washington correspondence
of the New York Journal of Commerce:
"It is officially announced that lor some
lime past the poor freed negroes brought
from Virginia, who are now virtually owned
by the General Government, have been dy
ing at their quarters at the rate of six per
d v: and it has been found necessary to have
the vouncrer children of these contrabands
apprenticed, the duty of depriving them of
tiieit liberty Having lauen upon uenerai v acts
In freeing these negroes the Gov
ernment has deprived them of the pro
tection of those who were interested
in protecting them. It tired of them
as soon as it gained possession; and
now neglects them until they die, or
turns them over to a new slavery to
those whose interest it will be to wear
them out before the day of their liber
ty arrives. Negro hatred may be very
cruel; but God protect the African
when ho falls into the hands of his
friends. Cin. Enq.
XCS-Puck mules will be used to a
great extent this winter to carry sub
sistence. The cavalry will be sup
plied at once.
.pecks itf Fwrcitfu Ti'onble.
It is now generally conceded that Lord
Lyons' instructions are not so friendly an
was at nrst given oat. inougn noming naa
yet been officially dUclosed respecting the
communications ne nas made 10 our uovern
mont, it has leaked out that he carries with
him proptsnls lioin the combined buropeao
powers, which seriously affect our national
honor and dignity.
The increasing distress in Europe, and the
necessity of procuring cottoo to set the idle
opera) ives at work, seem to be the chief
ground lor the toint action ol ine European
Governments, in which Buesia U said to eon.
cur. 15 ut each nation baa its private griefs.
Franee complains of the wrongs alleged to
have been commit led on French subjects ia
New Orleans, by General Butler, bpain da
mauds apology and restitutio lor the de
struction ol the venaels oft Cuba by our cru
isers, and England has many pretexts of the
same kind. H is clew the grounds ol quar
rel are plenty enough, and it will require all
Mr. Stewart's sagacity to dispel the foreign
clouds that are gathering on the horizon, but
the lairnei and honesty of the President, it
is hoped, will bo' h-fflcient to do to. Jf, . T.
Sun, UthM. '
From the New York Eipresa, November 10,
ax Kiaar astkh.
Leat Bandar, ae 1 waa enjoying my otlum cum
IovtlsTed 1 wae by the eon of Noi, the father
of popiea,
In through the galea of hie shanty there came a
dream so exprewive,
That 1 nun relate it, lhat ia, if I jet the
1 thought -hit 1 waa confined in a room with
Uncolii and Seward,
And "Abe" was talking to "Bill" in a manner
Ihst MToreti ol scolding,
And what Abe" waa asying) to' BlU.if jou'U
I'll try and recite it:
"Hand me down the Constitution,
Secretary, II yoa plsase;
Dut it ff, its Tsry dusty,
And place it bsre upon my knees;
There it ia opou the shell,
C'pnde down, if I'm not wrong:
1 lisrdljr know i when lsee it,
1 havs'nl read in it so long.
"The people Bay I have broke
The Constitution tin by iins;
This is doubt! u I, but I'm certain
Politics have ruined mine.
Gut that is neither here nor there,
I'll do my work and got my wages
Lock ihe door and bring the book,
We'll both consult its pregnant pagea.
"First of all. had 1 the right
To make arrests to arbitrary!
Here it eays that 1 was wrong,
What said Mr. Secretary I
You advised-the 'higher law,
Snsered uperMhe CotistiiuiiOB)
Ah! 1 fear such work as Una . .
Will reap a rxelui retribution.
' i . . ;.
"Surely 1 was not to blame;
I'd treat my iwople more like brothers.
1 knew 'twas wrong what could 1 do,
Led 1 was by vou and othere.
Why, I'm nut fiesideut at 1U
i don't know hnrdly wh is, really.
You all wou Id like to be, 1 ksjow;
It lies, 1 guess, 'tween you and Urceloy.
"And that emancipation joke, '
Seward, Seward, how 1 rue it;
it's right against this book yoa see,
You know 1 did not want to do it.
I promh-cd L'ouglss lure he died,
I'd istue no souli proclamation;
Cnly iee how I Save tied
(Jiuo h.iu and to Hie nation
"Many a man mistook his trade,
Butcher, carpenter or bnker, ; .
And I should ne'er hive uaiertojk
To bo n Cabinet maker .
Ch. sly Emancipation 'Bill,'
The people are gelling tired Of ns,
1 he; fear and hate us while they fear,
t ar better il they did bi t love us. -
"Twice one hundred thousand lives
A holocaust of blood and treasure
1 1t C- nstitution underfoot.
And impositions without measure,
I'ave changed the people's heads and hearts;
'I here is no need of deep reflection,
1 he betl proof in the world, dear 'Bill,'
Is tho result oi this election."
Here Seward wouM have replied , but a bell
with an ominous jingle.
Announced (as 1 thought in my dream) the
arrival of some delegation.
But no, it was nothing at all, but too sound so
sweet and familiar.
The dinner bell ringing as clear as if naught
were wrong in the nation
And thus my dream was dispelled. Who'll say
tliere is nothing in visions!
From tbo Pittsburg Post.
Iicleased Political Prisoners.
A number of gentlemen from the West
passed through our oity yesterday, on their
way home, bavmg recently teen released
from the Old Capitol Prison, Washington
City, where they have boen confined for near
ly three months as State prisoners. Their
names are uon. Andrew uuu, oi uenion,
111, Judge of the Cn cuit Court in his Dis
trict, arrestfd while boldina; Lourt: Uon.
John 11, Mulkey. of Cairo, 111., Judge of the
Court of Common 1 leas; l)r ilarcus l.
Koss. of Tatuarao, Ill.i I). A. Mahoney, Lsq.,
of Dubuque, Iowa, editor of the Dubuque
HeiaUl, and U. BDewsrd, xwq., oi rauneiu,
Iowa, editor of a weekly paper there.' The
two gentlemen last named have been kept in
the Old Capital prison since the 21st ol Au
gust and Ihe others since the Oth of Septem
ber, previous to which they had been kept
for some time at Cairo.
They were arrested on warrants signed
by the Secretary of War, hut in which no'
charge was set forth. During the whole
term of their imprisonment they vainly cn
deavored to learn of what they were accu
sed but not only did the Assistant Judie
Advocate General, the Assistant Secretary of
War and Secretary Stanton himself deny
their very reasonable request, but actually
desired them to make statements in their
own vindication without a knowledge of their
alleged offense. Furthermore, their coun
sels were not permitted to see the papers iu
their case and the accusations against them
if such documents existed. They were
twice taken before the Judgo Advocate for
hearing, but remained without any light
thrown on the cause of their mysterious in
carceralion, or being heard in their own de
fense. When, at length, they were dischar
ged "honorably," as the ceitiQcate signed
by some suboidinate officer, read, they were
required not only to take tho oath ol a'.legi
ance, but also to iwear that thry would not in
stitult or cause to be instituted any tuits againtl
any authirities of the Uutled Stuiet or of any
loyal State for their imprisonm'nt. The fact
that some parties in the west had brought
suits lor lalse impiisonmeat delayed their
discharge lor some time, as the Judge Ad
vocate said nothing could be done umii tho
Secretary of War was consulted. The re
suit of the consultation was, apparently, the
incorporation oi the above clause ia the
oath. ,
When asked to sign thia document some
of the prisoners grew very indignant and
refused to take such ad oath, but as some
were in 'ailing hea'lb, and did not know how
long i hey might be kept in durance,- finally
by advice of tbeir counsel, complied and
were released but are yet ignorant of the
charges upon which they were arrested, if
any there were.
The r treatment in prison Was not bad,
but they Were obliged to furnish their own
pi o visions and were not permitted to hold
private converse with those visiting them
to officer always being present. Their cor
respondence was watched and it waa only by
strategem that tbey could communicate with
their friends at borne, as tbeir letters were,
after being read, destroyed, returned or eon.
flcatd. On of the guards was imprisoned
for allowing the prisoners some trifling liber
ty. The lives of the prisoners were con
stantly endangered by the carelessness of
the guards in the barrack below, several
balls bavin, oome up into the prisoners'
apartment, discharged front muskets below.
Mr. Mahoney exhibited to us his shawl, per
forated by twelve bullet holes, and a ball
which bad passed through it while used by
him as a pillow, and lodged ia the ceiling
above. ' lie charges do intentional firing, but
gross carelessness, from which the prisoners
might at any- moment lose their lives.
Tbey suffered other serious inconvenience
and the health ol all was more or less im
paired by their close confinement
These gentlemen inform us that since the
elections all the political prisoners in the
Old Capitol prison have been discharged.
Horrible Execution The Itlc.leil
From the Palmyra Mo.) Courier.
Saturday lat, witnessed the performance
ol a tragedy in the once quiet and beautiful
city of Palmyra, which, in ordinary peare
ful time, would have created a profound sen
sat ion throughout the entire country, but
which now scarcely produces a distinct rip
ple upon tbe surface of our turbuUnt social
It will be remembered by our readers lhat
on the occasion of Porter's descent upon Pal
myra, he captured, among other persona, an
old ani highly respscted resident of this
city, by name Andrew Allsman. This per.
eon formerly belonged to the Third Missouri
Cavalry, though too old to endure U tbe
hardships of very active duty. lie was,
therefore, detailed as a kind of extra or spe
cial Provost Marshal's Guard, or cicerone
making himself generally useful in a variety
of ways to the military of the place. Being
an old resident and widely acquainted with
tbe people of the place and vicinity, he was
frequently called upon for information touch
ing tbe loyally of men, which he always
gave to the extent of his ability, though
acting, we believe, ia all such cases, with
great candor, and actuated solely by a con
icientiou desire to discharge his whole duty
to his Government. His knowledge of the
surrounding country was the reason of his
being Irequenily called upon toact as a guide
to scouting parties seut out to arrest disloyal
persons. So efficiently and successfully uid
he act in these various capacities that he won
tho bitter hatred of all tbe rebels in the city
and vicinity, and they only awaited the com-1
ing of a la vol able opportunity to gratliy their
desire for revenge. Tbe opportunity came at
lust, when Porter took Palmyra. That the
villiann, with Porter's assent, satiated their
thirst lor his blood by the deliberate and pre
determined murder ol their helpless victim,
no true loyal man doubts. V hen tbey kill
ed hiui, or how, or where, are items of the
act not yet revealed to the public. Whether
he was stabbed at midnight by the dagger
of the assassin, or shot at midday by the
rilla ol the guerrilla; whether he was hung,
sn'i his body hidden beneath the scanty soil
of some oaken thicket, or left for bogs to
latten upon, or whether, like the ill laied
Wheal, bis throat was severed from ear to
ear, and his body sunk beneath the wave, we
know not. Hut that be was foully, cause
lessly murdered, it is useless to attempt to
hen General MciSeil returned to Palmy
ra, after that event, and ascertained the cir
cumstances under which Allsman hud been
atducted, he caused to be issued, alter due
deliberation, the following notice:
'Palmvua, Mo., Oct. i, 18U2.
"Joseph C. Poi ter:
"bia Andrew Allsman, an seed citizen
of Palmyra, and a noo combatant, having
been carried Irom bis home by a boni ol
persons unlawfully arrayed against the peace
and good order ol tbe State ol Missouri, and
which band was under your control, this is
to notify you that unles said Andrew Alls
man is returned unharmed to bis family
within ten days from date, ten men who have
belonged to your band, and unlawfully sworn
by you to carry arms against the Government
of the United States, and who are now in
custody, will bo shot as a meet reward for
tbeir crimes, among which is tbe illegal re
straining of said Allsman of his liberty; and,
if not returned, presumptively aiding in bis
"Your prompt attention lo this will save
much sulleiing. Yours, &c,
"W. ft. 8TKACHAX,
"Provost Marshal General of Northeast
"Per ordor of Biigadier General command
ing McNeil's column."
A written duplicate of this notice he
caused to be placed in the bands of the wife
of Joseph C. Porter, at ber residence in Lew
is county, who, it was well known, was in
Irequont communication with her husband.
The notice was published widely, and as
Porter was in North east Missouri dining the
whole of the ten days subsequent to the date
of this notice, it is impossible lhat, with all
bib varied channels ol information, he re
mained unapprised oi Gen. McNeil's deter
mination in the premises.
Many rebels believed the whole thing was
simply intended as a scare declaring that
McNeil did not dare (!) to carry out the
Tbe ten days clasped, and no tidings came
of the murdered Allsman. It is not our in
tention to dwell at length upon the details
of this transaction. The tenth day expired
with last Friday. On that day ten Kebel
prisouern, already in custody, were selected
lo pay with tbeir lives the penally demand
ed. The names of the men so selected were
as followes:
Willis Baker, Thomas Ilemston,. Morgan
Bixler, John Y. McPheoters, of Lewi Conn
ty; Herbert Hudson, John M. Wade, Marion
Lair, of Kails County; Captain Thomas A.
Snider, Monroe County; Eleazer Luke, Scot
land County; Hiram Smith, Knox County.
These parties weie informed on Friday
evening, thut unlese Mr. Allsman was return
ed to lit family by one o'clock on the follow
ing day, they would alt bo shot ' at tii-l
hour. 11 1
Most of them received the announcement
with cotnposeure and indifference. The Ktv.
James 8. Green, of this city, remained with
them during that night, as their spiritual
adviser, endeavoring, to p-epare tbe in for
their sudden entiance into the presence ol
their Mnltnr.
A little after eleven o'cldck A. M. the next
day three Government wagons drove lo the
iail. One contained lour, and each of the
others three rough, board coffins. Tbo con
demned men were conducted from theprison
and seated in the wagons, one upon each
coffin. A sufficient guard of soldiers accom
panied them, and the cavalcade started for
the fatal grounds, t loceedlng fast to Main
street, the cortege turned and moved slowly
southward as far as Matone's livery stable:
thence turning east entered the Hannibal
road, pursuing it nearly to the residence of
Colonel James Culbertson. There throwing
down the fences tbey turned northward, en
tering tbe fair grounds (half a mile east of
tne town) on toe west aid, ana driving witb
ia the circular smphitheatrica! ring, paused
for the final consummation of the scene.
Tbe ten eolfios were removed from the
wagons and placed ia a row, sis or eight
feet apart, forming a line north end south
about fifteen paces east of the central pagoda
cr music stand, in the eenter ring. Kaob
coffin was placed upon the ground, with i B
foot west and bead east. Thirty soldisrs of
tbe Second M. S. M. were drawn np ia a
single line, extending north and south, - fa
oing the row of coffins. This line of execu
tioners ran immediately at the east base of
pacoda, leaving a space between them and
tbe coffins of twelve or thirteen paces. He
serves were drawn up in line upon either
flank of these executioners, -j . . ... , ;
: : Ths arrangements oorapleated to, doom,
ed men knelt upon the grass between their
M. Rhodes offered up a prayer. At tbe con
clusion of tbiF, each prisoner took bis seat
I upoo tbe foot of bis como, facing toe mus
kets, which, in a few moments, were to
launch them into eternity. Tbey were
.... . . . ,
nexriy an nrra ana unaaunma. i wo or toree
only showed signs of terpidation.
Tbe most noted of the ten was Captain
Thomas A. Snider, of Monroe County, whose
capture at Shelbyville, in the disguiee ol a
woman, we related several weeks since, tie
was now elegantly attired in a suit of black
broadcloth, with white vest. A luxurious
growth or beautilul hair rolled down upon
bis shoulders, which, with his fine personal
appearance, could not but bring to mind tbe
bandsom but vicious Absolom. There was
nothing especially worthy of note in the
appearance of the other. One of them,
Willis Baker, of Lewis County, was proven
to be the man who, last year, shot and kill
ed Mr Fzckiel Pratte, his Union neighbor,
near Willtamstown in that county. All the
others were rebels of lesser note, the partic
ulars of whose crimes we are not familiar
A few minutes after one o'clock, Colonel
Ktrachao, Provost Marshal General, and Rev.
Mr. Rhodes, shook hands with the prisoners.
Two of them accepted bandage's for their
eyes, all the rest refused. A hundred spec
tators had gathered around the amphithea
lor to witness the impr-f-aive scene. The
stillness of death prevaded Hie place.
Ihe officer in command now stepped lor
ward and gave the word of command
'Keady, aim, fire!" The discharges, however,
were not made simulianeous probably
through want of a previous understanding
of the ordeis and of the time at which to
fire. Two ol the rebels fell backward upon
heir coffins and died instantly. Captain
Snider sprang forward and 'ell with his head
toward the soldiers,, his face upward, his
hands clasped upon hi- breast, ana the left leg
drawn hull way up. He did not move again,
but died immediately. He had rf quested
(be soldiers to aim at bis heart, and thev
obeyed but to implicit y. The other seven
were not killed ontrichi; so the reserves were
called in, who dispatched them with tbeir
The lifeless remains were then placed in
Ihe coffins, the lids, upon which the name ol
each men wa-H written, were screwed on,
and the direful procesion returned to town
hy the same route that it pursued in goiog;
but the souls ol ten men '.but went out
came not back.
Friends cams' and took seven of the cnpes.
Three wore buried by military in the public
cemetry. ihe fragedy was over.
It seems heard that ten men should die
for one. ' Under ordinary circumstances it
could hardly be justified. But severe dis
eases demand sevoro remedies. The surety
of the people is the supreme law. It over
rides all other considerations. Ihe madness
of rebellion has become so deep seated that
ordinary methods of caie are inadequate.
To take li'e for life would be a little intim
idation to men seeking the heart's blood of
an obnoxious enemy. I hey could well
afford to make even exchanges under many
circumstances. It is only by striking tbe
deepest terror into them causing them to
thoroughly respect the lives of loyal men
that they can be taught to observe tne obli
gation of humanity and law.
Exctiipt from Urttft.
As near as we ascertain at present, Hie fol
lowing is supposed to be the list which the
War deparment intends to make out, em
bracing all persons who are not subject to
draft. If any class of citizens are om itied in
this list will please give notice immediately.
Those not subject to draft are
All in'ants at the breast,
A 1' females between the ages of 13 and 45.
All females under 18.
All females ovor 45.
All niggers, smoked Yankees and Minis
ters of the Gospel.
- Quadroons and Postmasters.
Oc'aroons and idiots.
All colored females and mail carriers.
Lunatic and Custom House officers.
State and county officers aud nigger ba
Mon with wooden legs.
Mon with no legs at all.
Criples and Blind im-ii.
Seamen and habitual drunkards.
Telegraph operators and abolition lectures.
Mariners and batcholers over 45.
Married men over 45 whose wives wont
let them go.
News boys under 18.
Boot black boys and railroad ogineers.
Organ Grinders who have not been natu
ralized iucluding their monkeys.
The colored gentleman who vote tho black
Republican ticket.
Young lad'es who scent with musk.
Wet uurses.
Tax collectors and "loyal and intelligent
Tax assessors and Army contractors.
The fjonisville Journal Upon the
Abolition Papers thill Have
Comic Out Apiiiii! .trniirary Ar
rests Siiwc ilic Election.
The Louistille Journal thus scores certain
Abolition papers who, sirce the election
have come out against arbitrary arrests. It
"If ihese papers now spoke the language
of hearty repentence, we should not say one
unkind word ul them; but they steu to throw
up. n Mr. Lincoln the odium of acts wttish
they snd their followers forced hint to adopt.
He was not inclined to pursue a prescriptive
policy toward his poli ical opponents. They
made him do so. They tilled the Un 1 with
the senseless shout of 'treason'. They affir
med that a large party were sympathizers-
They clamored lor Basil le. for spy craft and
terrorism, lie conceded to their requests,
their threats snd tbeir pressure, for a policy
of Austrian severity. They thought such a
policy would insure success at the fall eleo
tiona; but now that defeat has followed, they
blame him and him alone. In this they are
guilty of the meanest political meanness.
They display neither the honesty of Christi
ans, nor the magnanimity of gentleman.
They treat Mr. Lincoln as one from whom
the sceptre has departed, but they are mis
taken. Let him respect the Constitu'ion,
and the nation will respeot him. The next
Congress will be the real war Congress of tbe
rebellion. "
Eoonomiss Toon Paraa. Just at this
time,, a prudent person would not waste a
sheet of saper nor an envelope. - Save ths
fragments of paper, and sell them to be
made over. In Ibis way each one may ef
fect a saving in his or hers pocket, and tbe
same time benefit the world at large by less
ening me soaroity waicn now prevails. It
it in these lull savings that the people ia
this country should learn a lesson of the
people of ether lands. . : '. :r
Qpn Hospitals. -In all the hospitals of
the United States there are now nearly 95
000 sick and wonnded soldiers nearly 12 OK)
at the west, and ovei 17,000 at the CapiUl.
Xhe rest are on the Atlantic and Gulf sea
board, 6,000 being at 5ew Orleans.
Tbe Negro n f.lejr Upem tst A4
ministration , ,
From the Newburyport Herald Republics 4.
The negroes are a clog to snd burden uport'
our armies in the South. This is apparent -by
correspondence between General LHx and
Governor Andrew in relation to sending five
hundred families to this State.. Tbe OQCtra-
bands come within our lines and, ae the ar ,
my moves South, more and more will be bad.
Tbe universal testimony is that tbey are'
worthless to us. A few of them caav be put ,
to work, but many are old and more children ,
and a gieat proportion women, who, front S
state of comparative innocence, are eorruD" .
ted and depraved by communication With tne
soldiers, and soon die, or, what is worse, live -to
spread disease asd corruption. -They ,
have done little taken as a whole, Jo what .
has been done for them. They show ae dls- :
p sition to render themselves useful they
have not the capacity or tbe will to be .
so; and most of tbem look forward to a re- "
turn lo their masters' plan lat ion. With these
ignorant and simple people there is greet at- -tachment
to tbe place where tbey were rear -ed-great
love for those whom they have ser- '
ved, and much more comfort there than tbey
can enjoy elsewhere.
While the contrabands can do nothing for "
the Government, tbey are a big bill of ex- ,
ponfe. They have occupied the houses
while the soldiers have beea without shelter
and in some instances have bad new houses
built for tbem, wbile white men, defending '
the country, wore left out doors without,
tent or blankets. They have drawn rations
at tbe expense of the Government, and are '
maintained as paupers, while the Govern-
m, nt lias never aided whites, as it has not
authority to, and but a few years ago refused "
to distribute wood, for which they had nu
use at Washington a nor.g the poor of the . .
District of Columbia, be. auie there waa ho.
Constitutional right to do so. VV remember "
lhat in ihe election ol 1644, it was rung all
over tbe land lhat Mr. Polk bad no sympa
my lor me pour, uerause ue voieu againw .
disposal of wood. Now. it does not appear
what we shall do with thee people. W e
can't turn the whole Southern country into ;
a "Poor Farm," and have overseers and send
supplies forever. They must be placed some
where to earn their living, and be out of the
way of the army. What can be done witb '
General Dix asks Mjssachusets to take
five huudred families till the Government .
snail be ready tocoloniza them. The Gov
orner says no. There is not a free State in
the Union where ninty nine in every burl-
daed voters would not protest against the in , .
troductlon o (contrabands frdin tbe South and
Governor Andrews but expressed lbs uttani- -
inous will ol Massachusetui when be said;
"No they shall not eoroe."
liut it is only till the Government can col- -onizo,
we are to!;'. How long will that be?
Can any body look forward to the dny when
the people Will agree lo find homes for tbe
negroes and colonize thorn' abroad? What , (
condition will the country be in, after this
war, to perform such work, if they should
wish to? There are many things to remeni .
ber about this colonising. The United
Stales has no power to do it) it has no with '
to do it; it has no money to do it. Then the
blacks have no desire to leave, snd will not
go; if tbey had, there is no country which
will receive them. Whenever colonization
takes place, it must be a slow process, , in
creasing as tbe blacks succeed where they
are settled, si d as they r se here to Mo au -
vantages of seperation from the whites.
To take the contrabands till the Govern
ment is ready to colonize, is to take them for
one century at Iest; and we repeat nu ,
State will do it. If there was iuiruediais'
danger of an influx of negroes, we should
pass "black laws" like thoe of iho West.
But can any body tell us what emancipation
amoun:s to if the contrabands are to Slop I -South?
We oiten hear it said that never
will a person who gains his freedom now bn . .
made a slave again ;and President Lincoln ban
mode use of such words, If this mount .
to anything, it implies one of Iwo ideas; ei
ther the South by tome process not yet
pointed out, will be in lavor of their freedom, , t
and willing to abate the land with them, '
and live witb free blacks, or the whi'e peo
plo of the South are to be deprived of self
government of the power to make their ,
own laws. Suppose tbe war to close some 4"
day and that, we take it, is a supposable .
case then either the Coniederate States yrill .
be sndepeiidant or returned to the Union;
and by what means are black people' to be'
free whichever way is it? if they .are inde- ..
pendant, will they recogniza the freedom we . '
have given tbeir slaves? 7 ' 1
Every man will reply oo; then slaver' ,4,
will be re established. Very well, V they"
roturn to the Union, will tbey not have the
right to say what shall be the condition of .
their own peopje? Por instance, will not
South Carolina bave the light to say that flee
negroes vlmll not remain within her . limits ' r t
alter a given date; and if they do, that the .
shall be sold? So she said when in tbe Union' " '
before; bow do you propose to prevent it ;-
hereafter? Now every sane man must see
that either thin revolution is to sweep away ' ,,'
all State rights, or there is to be no freedom' '
for blacks in the South after the war, if a . ,.
thousand times tbey should be freed during
ths war. :-
Here is the condition of the contiabanda: i
They can't get out of the South because the . -Government
can not send them abroad, and' '
bo free State will take them; and they caB'f ; "
remain in the South without returning to
slavery, unless this revolution is so complete '
as todistroy the States when We all, blacks ;
and whites together, ft., all become th .
slaves of a mititaay despotism.' This is all'
we can see in tbe future.-' The truth l, the- -
treedoin. of the blacks can not be attained in , 4
war witaout the destruction of whites. . l(
it is ever gnined as it- eertsinly will be "! ' '
it will be thought tbeir masters whea inf , ; i
the "good lime coming" slavery is unprofita
ble, reason rises above passion, justice tri- ' -
Qraphs over love ol dominion, tbe trrovidonce . w
ol Ged opens tbe door for their esospe ofl
the land, and the Christian religion developed
to a more practical charaolerthaa it ; attains i t
where ware prevail and slavery is no. offence . -,
against molality. ,; '
' fcJTlIeory M, Brown, the murderer of,
F. liollymer, was on Thursday, the 13th inst
lakeu from the jail in Dsyton to the Court
House, in, a buggy, for arraiugrDent. Proper ft ..
precautions were taken against escape or res- . .t
cue.: Ol course it was known to but few that
tbe prisoner waa to be brought out, and eV- t !
erytbing like a scene was avoided.. Tbe pris
oner looked a little paler, if possible; tbao"
formerly, and seemed a little confused iu his , ,
new and terrible postiou, but his countenance
betrayed aot the least aign el remorse, or '
even of psnitsace, for tbe great crime tie so
recently perpetrated,
- i a 1 1 'eminii ' i i ' i
- Change of Kane. 1 ' -
The Holmes Coniitf Farmer says that VttU
nut Creek township ia thst oitr gave;
Uanney 190 votes end Backus 1. , We move ...
t ist the name of that township be enauged1
to Butternut Cree. since; stuerdinf jto, the,
Republicans, Butternuts art getting so pop-, ,
lar, and nothing else was raised latitat Wwa - -
ft. ? -i
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