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Junction City, Kansas, BATURDAY, SEPT. 2L, 1S64. FOR PRESIDENT, Abraham Lincoln. Of Illinois. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, Andrew Johnson, Of Tennessee, Presidential Electors: E. CHESEBROUGH, of Atchison, R. McBRATNEY, of Davis. W. F. CLOUD, of Lyon. For Governor, S. T. CRATWT?OTlI. Of Bourbon. For Lieutenant -Governor, JAMES MoGREW, Of Wyandotl. For Secretary of Stat, It. A. BARKER, Of Atchison. For State Treasurer, "WIILI AM SPRIGGS, Of Anderson. For Auditor, jroKor r. S-WA3L.XOTV; Of Lyon. Fcr Attorney General, J. D. BrtXJJMBATJGrH, Of Marshal. For Supt. Public Instruction, ISAAC T. GOODNCW, Of Itiley. JVr Associate Justice, JACOJB SAEFORD, Of Shawnee. or Conyreitman, BTUXSrerST CLARKE, Of Douglas. br State Senator, '10th District, WILLIAM K. BARTLETT, Of Davis County. For Hefrescntalive, ANSON W. CALLEN. For Probate Judge, NATIIAN S. GILBERT. For District Clerk, G. F. GORDON. For Sujs't Iibhc Instruction, LORENZO GATES. TO THE VOTERS OF THE THIHD JUDICIAL DISTRICT. Outsido of the mysteries, plans, or intrigues of partisan politics. I announce myself as an Independent Candidate, at the ensuing elec tion, for the oiifee of Judge of the Third Ju dicial District Court. S. B. WHITE. A CARD. With the present issue our connection with The Smokt Hill and Republican Union censes. We established the paptr time years ago, during "the hsrd times," not alter of choice, but through necessity. TJ i ..r four different news papers had been projected, und discontinued for want of sufficient patronage. Feeling the want of a reliable local paper wo were induced to undertake the enterprise. Through the aid of liberal public our efforts have been successful Under the management of our enterprising young friends, Wjr. S.Blaklly and Geokgi: W.Mabtin, it has attained a imputation second to none in the StAte. To them in a gr-::i measure we are indebted for its success IIrt:g accomplished our object the establishment of a good home paper we sever our connection with thn Union. For the pressfut, as heietofore. it will be under th management of Blakely & Mabtin. All unsettled accounts due the office will be settled with us. and we invite all who know themselves to be indebted to call and settle i mmediatcly. W. K. BARTLETT, S. M. STK1CKLER. COUNTY NOMINATIONS. Our ticket is now complete, from President down to Tob:ttr Judge. We take pleasure in placing it at he head of our column, and asking fur it the Mipport of every loyal and good citi zir Oallen, Gilbert, Gordon, and Gates, are o th best men in the County, and their qualifica-ti-ns and devotion to local interests entitle them to an election. UNION VICTORIES. This is a poor time for peace Democrats. The South echoes to the North, and the North echoes to the South. Atlanta and Vermont Maine and Winchester. Union victories fill the air with thanksgiving and rejoicing, and cause a depression in Copperhead peace stocks. The State election in Miine indicates an in creased Union vote, and also a gain of one Con gressman. These elections will do much to increase the loyal vote all oyer the North. Last year we carried every State except New Jersey, and we will not only do as well this yar, but the iudicatious are that we will do hitter. ft la a few weeks, Pennsylvania will vote, and at she gave seventeen thousand majority last year there is room for hope that she will place herself on the side of the Administration. The victory of Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley ass weakened Lee materially. This, and other victories of which it is but the precursor, will unite the people of the North in support of War u the way to Peace. All looks bright for there-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the consequent re-etablisbaient of "rte and Free Government ! FOR STATE SENATOR. -Two District Conventions met last Wednesday, and each nominated a candidate for State Sena tor. The Union Republican Conveatioa placed in nomination William K.Baetlett, of this place; the other Convention, representing mainly a Copperhead constituency, nominated Robert S. J Milleb. Two sets of delegates came from n precinct. The call emanated from the regular Republican Committee, and of course was designed to include only these of that part-, and such others as favored the election of Lincoln and Johnson. A review of the precinct caucuses justifies the conclusion that a disgraceful gouging game was pre-arranged for getting -control of the Conven tion. Notorious Copperheads, all ovsr this County and Dickinson, took part in and con trolled Republican caueusses. Men who have in the past, and will in the future, oppose the party which made the call, attempted to dictate a pol icy. Of course, radical Republicans and true Uiiioii men would not recognize such associa tions. II:nce two Conventions one a distinct and radical Union representation, the legitimate spokesman of the party which called it ; the other a bantling of Copperheadism and fraud. Of the nominees, it is useless to draw compari sons as to their claims for this important posi tion. Both are personally good fellows but that is nothing upon which to base claims for a public position of trust and influence. William K. BARTLrrr is not known as a time-server aad policy man. His sentiments are known by every one, and he has never swerved. He is a public-spirited man, and his means and influence have all oeen devoted to the building up of the country. His integrity and honesty have gained for him the sobriquet of "Honest Bill Bartlett." His loyalty is not in doubt, and the respect he lias for Copperheads each and all of them know from his own lips, and it is not very flattering. Plain, blunt, out-spoken, above cunning and deceit, he is just the man to gain the respect and confidence of his associates, and secure that attention which our local interests demand. Every man will know exactly on which side to look for his vote on any measure. Of Robert S. Miller wo dont know what to ay. During the five or six years that we bare lived together in this country we have never heard him express an opinion on any subject, and it iB difficult to find any one that has. We do know, however, that his associations have always been Copperheads. Suoh are his sur roundings to-day, and such will be the influence which will dictate his acts. It is possible that he may be opposed to Jefferson Dayis, but we have never heard of his ever having said so. We doubt very much whether the people will go it blind. We mistake, if the people will confer this responsible position upon one who dare not or will not avow his principles. NOW AND THEN. Capt. J. R. McCIure, in his mongrel cancus of last Saturday evening, composed in the main of McClellan peace men and Fremont soreheads, dwelt eloquently on the part he had taken in this great struggle for the Union. He recounted the time when, four years ago, this town and county were overrun with trai tors and sympathizers with treason, and when, in point of number, that class were in the ascendancy ; how at that time the question cf raising the United States flag came up, and how he, when threats were openly made that to do so would be at the peril of any man's lifr with his own hand flung the starry banner to the breeze. It was a noble act; and to him and that little band of loyal men that stood with and by him and v.. i"nd him protection be all praise for that one noble deed. Well would it be if all his subsequent acts were as -dike deserving of immortality. But not so; his course has been such as'" to wean from him the men that stood ready, with their lives in their hands, to defend him in raising the stars and stripes in Junc tion City, and to bring over to his support the party of traitors and copperheads that then would have struck him down. If J. R. Mc CIure had cast his eye over that meeting of last Saturday night, with a view of discover ing the elements there in antagonism, he would have seen upon the one hand, in his support, the fragments and remfianta of the party that has its leading representatives in the hordes of the rebellion ; on the other, the men that aided and encouraged him in making dominant the Union element of this county, but are now estranged from him by his course. The honors and emoluments of Treasurer of the State of Kansas may pay him for this sac rifice of Union friends. We doubt it. The County Convention. The Republicans of Davis county met in Convention at Junction City, Sept. 21st, and was called to order by the Chairman of the County Central Committee. E. L. Fos ter wad chosen Chairman, aud S. M. Stick ler Secretary. A Committee on Credentials was appointed, who reported the following persons as entitled to seats in the Conven tion : Junction City O. 0. Bridges, John Westover, W. K. Bartlett. W. H. Mactcy. West Point E. N. Cburch, Geo. Cbase. Ashland E. L. Foster, Robt. Hudson. Clarke's Creek Chnrlcs Roger. Lyon's Creek James Manbfield. Clay Centre 0. Huntress. Gatesvillc Lorenro Gates. The Couvcntion proceeded to nominate candidates for county offices. The following was the result : For Representative A. W. Calico. For Probafc Judge N. S. Gilbert. For District Clerk G. F. Gordon. For Superintendent of Public Instruction Lorenzo Gates. The Convention appointed the following County Committee : John Boblett, S. R Miller, E. L. Foster, J. B. Morris, S. M. Strickler. Adjourned sine die. . L. FOSTER, Ch'n. S. M. Stricklkr, Secretary. g&, Keep it before the people, that while Sorehead Thacher was trying to swindle Carney into tha Senate last winter, the gallant Colonel Crawford was charging the rebels to tbe teetu in the swamps of Ar kansas. MBGIILOSOUS ITEMS. Snoddy, of Moand City, a Frandite, says that A. L. Lee is a greater scoundrel than Jim Lane. Michael Hoffman, of Leavenworth, L. D. Bailey, of Emporia, and Charles Cbadwiek, of Lawrence, are the Presidential Electors on the Fremont ticket. Nelson Cobb, of Douglas, Thomas Bridgens, of Bourbon, and Andrew 6. Ege, of Doniphan, are Electors on the McClel lan ticket. Colonel Clusere editor of the New Nation,, publishes a card, in which he denounces Fre mont and the National Pathfinder's Associa tion, and claims he haVoeen deceived by Gen. Fremont and made a dupe of; that Gen. Fre mont has a bargain by which the control of the New Nation is to be taken from hhn, Clu seret, and claims that paper belongs to him. Flying squads of rebels continue to hover on the banks of the Mississippi to fire on pass ing steamers, but the indications are, from military movements about being projected by Generals Canby and Reynolds, that this will be soon stopped. The Richmond Enquirer of the 8th has a marked editorial, in which it looks for peace lasting and permanent peace in Calhoun's dectrine, that the executive department of the Federal Government should be reposed in two agents instead of one. The Tribune's Washington special says, Col. Dana, of the 143d Pennsylvania, who has re turned from under fire at Charleston, reports that he was assured by parties who had been out to Fort Sumter, that it was rapidly settling and in a short time it was believed the water would enter the lower tier of embrasures, a fact well known to our engineers, that this fortification was erected upon quite a thin point of land, which strata of land rested up on a soft, pulpy mass of debris. It is a fact which speaks well for the pros perity of the country that the sales of public lands this year are seven times greater than last. The foreign immigration contributes largely to the result, as well as the soldiers who have served out their term of enlistment in the army, and desire to again taste the sweets of private life. It is to the West that we are to look for the absorption of our armies when they shall be discharged by reason of the suppression of the rebellion. The St. Joseph Herald says: "It is gravely talked that the Overland Mail Company are spreading abroad exaggerated reports in re gard to the Indian difficulties, and that the savages were urged on to their work of plun der by parties in the interest of the company. The reasons assigned for this belief are that a new contract has been entered into for the transportation of the mails with other parties than those now employed, and that the latter are endeavoring to frighten off the new con tractors. Sherman's Order Beast Butler Eclipsed. Sherman's order on the 4th inst., com mences thus : Tbe city of Atlanta, being exclusively required for warlike purposes, will at once be vacated by all except tbe armies of the United States, and such civil ians and employees as may be detained by tire proper departments of the Government. Ami concludes thus: In proper time just arrangements will be made for tbe supply to the troops of nil articles they mav need over and ybove tbo clothing, &c, furnished by the Government, and on no pretense whatever, wiJl trader, manufacturers or sUlU be ax.' owed to settle in tbe limits of fortified pieces; and if they man ago to come in spite of this notice, the Quartermaster will seize their stores and appropriate them to tbe use of tbe troops, and deliver the parties, or other unauthor ized citizens, who thus place their individual interests above that of the United States, in the hands of the Provost Marshal, to be put to labor on the forts or conscripted into one of the regiments or batteries already in service. The same general principles will apply to all military posts south of Chatta nooga, The Richmond Sentinel, in commenting upon the above, calls it an event un paral lelled in American war, and without an example in modern times. It calls Sherman a chief among savages, a captain among pirates, a leader among highwaymen, the prince among scoundrels and brutes, and the foremost villain in the world. Sherman, it eays, has given war a new feature ; stern as it has been it is henceforth to be sterner; horrible as it has been it is henceforth to be more so. The people are ready ; if tbe President wants us let him call for us. No matter about age now. If this is the kind of warfare we are to resist we will Btrip to fight. Better for halting age or lisping innocence to die in defence of home than to be driven in hordes to languish in exile. The last man and the last boy among us must take his musket sooner than endure such outrages as that at Atlanta. What Sherman Has Dose. The Richmond Examiner, in its mourn ing over tbe loss of Atlanta, says : Tbe moral effect of tho loss of Atlanta, though it may be temporary, will be great. It will render incalculable assistance so the party of Lincoln, and obscure the prospect of peace, late so bright. It will cast gloom over the South. This depression, however, may be speedily relieved, if the Adminis tration has a spark of real sense, or unsel fish patriotism. Tbe reinstatement of Johnston, or appointment of Beauregard, would at once restore the confidence of the country and army. " It will render incalculable assistance to the party of ioauln, and obscure tbe pros pect of peace, late so bright !'' Can any loyal mast doubt where to cast hia vote in order most to discourage the rebellion? Mat That Thaddeus 'Stevens, the cine of Copperheads, should have been renomi nated for Congress frost tbe " Bunt Dis trict" of Pennsylvania is a cheering indica tion that Old Ijaicaiter i true to tbe Uaioa and liberty Cwnwlfofcttum EDITED BT AH ASSOCIATION OF CTTIZEWS OF COUNCIL GROVE. MORBII COUHTY CENTRAL UNION COMMIT TEE FOE 1864. H. "W. JTarnsworth, C. Columbia S. I. Trice, C Gr. Akin A. Reeve, June Baxter S. H. Atkinson. THE COUIfCIL GB0Y5 COLUMJT. It is well known to most of our readers why the arrangement was made to circulate the Union in 3Iorris county, with a column or two that should represent our local in terests. The Council Grove Press at that time was filled with slang and abuse of eyery one who bad tbe courage to denounce that greatest of great frauds on tbe State of Kansas, tbe so-called election of Thomas Carney Uuited States Senator. Every one who dared to say that that election was ; wrong, was an usurpation of tbe franchise of the people, were denounced as Lane men were denounced as enemies of the interests of Council Grove. The Press was alio bitterly denouncing the Administration, allowing no opportuni ty to pass to hold up to scorn and derision tbe policy of our Government. To loyal men it was peculiarly humiliating to hear the peace men using the arguments ready furnished them by the Press against Abra ham Lincoln and his Administration. A number of tbe best citizens of tho county had and were about to discontinue their pa pers, and to furnish them as well as other citizens of tbe county a local paper that gave its undivided support to the Baltimore nominations, and that was right upon our local issues, arrangements were made with the publishers of the Union at Junction City, for the circulation of their paper in this county to the number of 150 copies, until after the eleotion, at the low rate .of fifty cents per copy. Quite a number have paid that amount, a large majority of those who receive tbe paper have agreed to do so, whilst to some it is 6ent without any ar rangements as regards pay. In entering into an arrangement of this kind, and tak ing charge of the Council Grove Column, wo were aware of the howl that the Press would make about tbe circulation of a pa per, that from its locality was opposed to our railroad and other local interests. Be lieving that to bo a frivolous objection; that Council Grove os point for trado pos sesses advantages tbnt no other town in Western Kansas does possess, we had a bet ter opinion of the knowledge and sense of the citizens of Morris couuty than the Press was willing to concede to them. And if the Union, as it doubtless does, advocates local interests in opposition to ours, we thought that it would be desirable to secure a column or two in that paper to represent our local interests also. And since we have had charge of that depart ment it has always been open to the friends of our place to represent our interests, even if they were in opposition to tho interests and policy of tbe Union. Immediately after tbe Press changed hands, we were glad to see that one objec tion to tbat papers was removed. Mr. Bryan if he cannot agree with a neighbor iB not the man to abuse bim, and trump up false and slanderous charges against bim. And more recently we have reason to feel proud over tho manly position the Press has taken upon our National issues. The names of Lincoln and Johnson are now at the masthead, and we are confident tbo Ad ministration will not receive a lukewarm and halting support. This on tbe part of the Press was not entirely unexpected. Those have heard the opinions of tbe editor as frequently expressed in public aud private since the rebellion eould hardly believe that party affiliations could carry him to support or connive at disloyalty. In this avowal of tbe Press we do not understand tbat it declares for Carney or anti-Carney; but that it simply does what I every true Union man should do. There is but the one issue. The one party favoring a prosecution of the war until the rebels are conquered ; the other in favor of peace first by an armistice, and a negotiation for terms of chat peace to follow. Tbo war party take the position that the rebellion is wrong; that the South bad no just cause for fighting against their Government. Tbe peace party, by proposing to treat with them, tacitly admit they had not only a cause but a right to resist tho lawi of the land. In brief, the one holds the Consti tution inviolable; tbe other, that it may be evaded. If we sustain tbe Government, and a peace u conquered, hereafter there will be no more wars to proscsute. If on the other hand, upon some basis jet undefined, we treat with the rebels with arms in their hands, for a cessation of hostilities until a reconstruction can be patched up, we have at once admitted the right of a State1 or States to rebel and resist by arms the exe cution of the laws. This part of oar task is relieved. The Press it right upon tbe issue, aad rapports j tht Admjtiatrfttioi low, which it did not! lore when it sbaiTcomo boldly out aid denounce the corrupt partisana who engineered the Senatorial election fraud last winter, then onr mission shall have ended. (Ha. Saemaa's Ceagratalatery Order to His Troops. Headqs Mil. Div. of the Mississippi, 1 In the Field, Atlanta, Ga.. Thursday, Sept. 8, 1863. ) Special Field Obdebs No. G8. The officers and soldiers of the Armies of the Cumberland, Ohio and Tennessee have al ready received the thanks of the nation, through its President and Commander-ini-Chief ; and now remains only for him who bas been with you from the beginning, and who intends to stay all tbe time, to thank the officers and men for their intelligence, fidelity and courage displayed in the cam paign of Atlanta. On tbe first of May our armies were ly ing in garrison, seeming quiet, from Knox ville to Huntsville, and our enemy lay be hind bis rocky faced barrier at Dalton, proud, defiant and exulting. He bad had time since Christmas to recover from his discomfiture on tbo Mission ridge, with bis ranks filled, and a new Commander-in-Chief second to nono of the Confederacy in repu tation for skill, sagacity and extreme popu larity. All nt once our armies assumed life and action, and appeared before Dalton ; threatening Rocky Face, we threw our selves upon Resaca, and tbe rebel army only escaped by the rapidity of its retreat, aided by the numerous roads with which he was familiar and which were strange to us. Again be took post in Allatoona, but we gave bim no rest, and by a cricuit to wards Dallas, and subsequent movement to Ackwortb, we gained tbe Allatocna Pass. Then followed the eventful battle about Kenesaw, and tbe escape of tbe enemy across Chattahoochee River. Tbo orossing of tbe Cbattaboochie and breaking of the Augsta Road was most handsomely executed by us, and will be studied as an example in tbe art of war. At this stage of our game, our enemies be came dissatisfied with their old and skillful commander and selected one more bold and rash. New tactics were adopted. Hood first boldly and rapidly, on tbe 20th of Ju ly, fell on our right at Peach Tree Creek and lost ; again on tho 22d he struck our extreme left and was severely punished, and finally again on tbe 28th he repeated tbe attempt on our right, and tbat time must have been satisfied, for since that date be has remained on the defensive. We slowly and gradually drew our lines about Atlanta, feeling for tbe railroads which supplied the rebel army and made Atlanta a place of importance. We must concede to our ene my tbat he met these efforts patiently and skillfully, but at last he made the mistake we had waited for so long, and sent bis cavalry to our rear, far beyond tbo reach of recall. Instantly our cavalry was on bis only remaining road and we followed quick ly with our principal army, and Atlanta fell into our possession as the fruit of all concerted measures, backed by a brave and competent army. This completed the graud tusk which had been assigned us by our Government, and your General again re peats his personal and official thanks to all the officers and men, composing this army, for the indomitable courage and perscver ance which alone could give success. We have beaten our enemy on every ground be' has chosen, and have wrested from him bis own gate city, where were located his founderies, arsenals and work shops, deemed secure on account of their distance from our base and the seemingly impregnable obstacles intervening. Noth ing is impossible to an army like this, de termined to vindicate a Government which bas rights wherever our flag bas once float ed, and is resolved to maintain them at any and all costs. In our campaign many, yes, very many, of our noble and gallant comrades have preceded us to our common destination, the grave ; but they have left tbe memory of deeds on wbich a nation can build a proud history. McPherson, Harker, McCook, and others dear to ns all, are now the binding links in our minds that should attach more closely together the living, who have to complete tbe task which still lays before us in the dim future. I ask all to continue as they have so well begun, tbe cultivation of the soldierly virtues that have ennobled our own and other countries. Courage, pa tience, obedience to the laws and constituted authorities of our Government, fidelity to our trusts and good feeling among each other, each trying to excel the other in the practice of those high qualities, and it will thei require no prophet to foretell tbat our country will in time emerge froth this war, purified by tbe fires of war, and worthy its great founder, ' Washington." W. T. Sherman, Official: Major Gen'l Commanding. L. W. DAYTON, Aide-de-Camp. 3T Tbe rag, shag and soreheads have nominated Sorehead O. Tbacber for Gover nor, and Ambitious L. Lee for Congress. The Democrats are so well pleased with it that they don't intend to make any nomi nations at all. Legate and McDowell run the Convention Fremont men, and princi pal managers of the Carney swindle last winter. The Copperheads, Fremont men and Soreheads generally will support this ticket, while the loyal people of Kansas will support Lincoln and Johnson and the " Hero Soldier," CoL S. J- Crawford. Before the rebellion broke out Sen ator Douglas, referring to the Southern State?, said: " If they will remain in the Union, I will go as far a the Conititutiou will warraai me ia securing their rieht; but if they secede, I an iu favor of allowing them just m many tlaves and rust as much slave territory m tuey can ow at tne point or j tne bayonet. do before. There is only one thing Proceeelaga tae Sistriet Ceavaatiea. The Convention was called to order, and O. Huntress chosen temporary Chairman, and John Westover, temporary Secretary. The cbair appointed tbe following Com mittees : On Credentials Robert Hudson, D. M. Johnson, Fred. Staatz. S, R. Miller and a John Lamb. On Permanent Organization Samuel Orr, 0. O. Bridges, and Chas. AfcGee. On Resolutions Samuel Orr, D. M. Johnson, J. C. Kennett. Tbe Committee on Permanent Organisa tion reported tbe present officers. Report. accepted. - An informal ballot was taken, which re sulted as follows: S. M. Strickler, 10; YV. K. Bartlett, 13. Mr. Strickler in a short nod appropriate speech declined being a candidate. When on motion VV. K. Bartlett was de clared to be the nominee for State Senator. The Committee on Resolutions reported the following, wbich were unanimously adopted: Resolved, 1st. Tbat we hereby ratify and confirm tbe platform of principles, and the nomination of Lincoln and Johnson, made at the Baltimore Convention, and we pledge our earnest and untiring support, regarding them, as we do, tbeonly hope and salvation of Free Government. 2d. That wc regard the platform and nominees of the Chicago Convention as. being essentially treasonable, and designed to aid tbe rebellion in the dissolution of. tha Union, and tbo overthrow and dejtractiou, of free democratic government, and. wui. invoke the aid of all loyal men of Kansas? in the defeat of their ticket and platform at the polls. i 3d. That we heartily approve and en dorse the entire Union Republican Stato ticket, nominated at Topcka, on the 8th of September, and we pledge our loyal breth ren of the State that Western Kansas wilt do her whole duty for the whole ticket at the ballot-box. 4tb. That we regard tho recent fusion and conspiracy entered into at Topeka, be tween Carney frauditesand McClellan peaca sneaks, trickstering and played-out Repub licans and bogus Democrats, woFtby onl? tbe scorn zad contempt of honest, earnest men, and we hereby pledgo the office hunt ing fusionists, the. severest rebuko at the polls ever yet administered even in Kansas. 5th. That iu our nominee for Senator this day, William K. Bartlett, we re cognize an earnest, upright, straightforwnrd Union Republican, whoso loyalty require no Quarter Master's certificates, and wbnsn identification with the material interests of the District affords tho strongest posib! assurance of faithful devotion to the inter ests of his constituents. We pledge to him tbe fall Union Republican vote of the Dis trict. Tho following Distiict Committee aa appointed : Davis County Samuel Orr. Wabaunsee Harvey Loomis. Clay Lorenzo Gates. Dickinson vcd Staatz. Saline Heury Whitley. On motion, tbe Convention adjourned O. HUNTRESS, Cb'u. John Westover, Secretary. m m Who Commenced the War. Those who would throw the guilt of thi. war upon the shoulders of Mr. Lincoln, ar requested to road tbo following catalogue of " remarkable ovents," published in a South em Almanac, all of which occurred during tho Presidency of Mr. Buchanan : December 27, 1860 Capture of Fort Moultro and Castle Pinckney by SyutU. Carolina troops. Captain Costo surrenders, the revenue cutter Aiken. Jan. 3, 1801. Capture of Fori Pulabi by tbe Savannah troops. Jan. 3. The arsenal at Mt. Vernon, Al abama, with 20,000 stand of arms, stizmi by tbe Alabama troops. Jan. 4. Fort Morgan, in Mobile Bay, taken by tbe Alabama troops. Jan. 9. Tbe steamship Star of tbe We si fired into and driven off by the South Caro; Una batteries on Morris Island. Failure o? an attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter, Jan. 10. Forts Jackson, St. Phillip and Pike, near New Orleans, captured by tbo Louisiana troops. Jan. 14. Capture of Pensacola Navy Yard and Forts Barrancas and McRat Major Chase shortly afterwards takes com mand, and tho seige of Fort Pickens com- i meoces. Jan. 13. Surrender of Baton Rouge Arsenal to Louisiana troops. Jan. 31. New Orleans mint aud cubtom, House taken. Feb. 2. Seizure of Little Rock Arsenal by Arkansas troops, Feb. 4. Surrender of tbe revenue cutter Cass to tbe Alabama authorities. Feb. 8. Provisional Constitution adopted Feb. 9. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, and Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, elected President and Vice President. Feb. 16. Gen. Twiggs transfers publio property in Texas to the State authorities. Colonel Waite, U.-S.A., surrenders SanT Antonia to Colonel Ben McCulloch and hia Texan rangers. March 2. Tho revenue cutter Dodga seized by the Texan authorities. In view of the foregoing, a friendly paper in a foreign country tbe Mbntrcal Witness very pertinently remarks as follows : " Now all these were warlike and treason able acts, and all were committed before Mr. Lincoln entered office. It is simply ridiculous to say tbat he commenced ths war. On tbe 12th of April Fort Sumter was bombarded ; on the 13th it was sur rendered, and on the 14th it was evacuated. ' It was sot till the last named date that' Iiacoln issued his first eall for volunteer to put down the rebellion iu 4 he United States. With thesa facts before them, can any one continue to call the present strag gle in the United State? Liocolu's.wax ?" - t