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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1803. EFFECT OF AX ABUTISTICE* The Copperheads are everywhere clam oring for an armistice with the rebels., Stop fighting, they say, recall the army home, send the fleet bark to Northern seaports and call a convention to settle the terms of peace. This is saying, in different words, withdraw the army and grant the independ ence of the rebels; give up to them all South of Mason and Dixon, and seal the death warrant of the Union. An armistice is exactly what the rebels most want, as it secures to them the complete triumph of their secession and the downfall of the Union. A con vention such as the Copperheads propose, could effect nothing more than to sign arti cles of agreement acknowledging the in dependence ot the traitors, and covenent ing the dismemberment of the Union on the line between the free and slave Slates. That would be the boundary un der the auspice* of a Copperhead ar mistice. The war cannot be renewed on tbc part of the Federal Government after a cessation of hostilities is declared for three or six months. Our soldiers would all go home, either by ftirlough or French leave, and could never be collected again unless to repel an actual invasion of the free Stales. Once a truce is made,the rebels can dictate their own terms,and exact them. Of course the blockade would be raised at the moment an armistice is signed. Be fore six months the rebels would sell four hundred million dollars worth of cotton, sugar and tobacco to Europe, and take in exchange clothing, groceries, gunpowder, artillery, arms and equipments of every description, besides purchasing a navy of iron-dads to break any subsequent blockade, and to prey on our commerce. At the end of the truce, they would so far have rested and recuperated, and bo so completely equipped and prepared for a renewal of the war that it would be regarded by all classes as madness to recom mence the struggle and the effusion of blood. Let it then be understood that every man who favors an armistice is advocating a dismemberment of the Union, and con ceding the independence of the rebels. An armistice is the triumph of the rebellion. COLORED SOLDIERS. ilr. George H. Moore, librarian of the York Historical Society, has done the country great service by the publication of a little historical hroclurc, in relation to the employment of negro soldiers in the armies of the Revolution of 1776. Wc referred 16 his labors when his vol ume first appeared; but public sentiment was not then rii>e for entertaining the pro position to organize negro regiments, for completing the work that the Revolution commenced. Since, however, Congress has passed a law, the effect of which will be to put a large number of colored sol diers into the field, it is well, for satisfying the people who are afraid of innovation in a matter of such delicacy and importance, to glance at a few of the historical prece dents that Mr. Moore furnishes; and for that purpose, we make, to-day, a somewhat lengthy quotation from his book, inviting for it the attention of our readers, who will assuredly have profound respect for what our fathers did. Mr. Moore is unquestion ed authority in whatever concerns the his tory of the period to which he refers; and his facts must be accepted as conclusive. TEE SECESSION PRESS OF TEE NORTH. The secession press throughout thccoun tiy is howling like a whipped cur, over the restraints which the Government has at tempted to impose upon Us treasonous ful minalions. To hear Us pitiful winnings, one would suppose it to he the subject of ibr» most arbitrary and malicious tyranny— that its voice was the only patriotic voice in the country—and that for this reason, and thin alone, it has been wronged, robbed and pcrsecutcd,asil professes to have been. A vigorousandsimultaneousattempt has been made nearly everywhere in these Korihcrn States, to pile up political capital and sympathy out of this lachrymose con dition of the Sctesh affairs; but wc much douht whether any intelligent per.-vm, even among the extremist Democrats, has been cheated by the special pleading of tills crocodile press. It ia unquestionably* a great inconven ience to traitors whose columns are open only to the defense of the icbellion, and to abuse of the President and the Administra tion, to have their papers, and office plant .confiscated, and their precious persons taken care of, in some one orolhcr of Uncle Sam’s Limbos; but further than this, wc see no great harm in the mailer, hut on the contrary, a great good done to the State. *We brain rabid doga, and kill rattle-snakes, and hang murderers by the neck until they* are dead; and wc do this in self-protection; —why not, therefore,'in obedience to the same law, imprison and make powerless and bankrupt, the miserable traitors who forswear themselves like a perjured Jew upon the Koran, and arc ready to sell the best interests of mankind to the rebels who are in anus against us? Wc think imprisonment a very small pun ishment for such sucakiug and despicable renegades. For a tithe of the treasons wherewith the writers of secession news papers have made their columns infamous, Charles the First of England was sent to the block; and these sneaking poltroons who claim the protection of the Govern ment aud the laws, whilst their whole en ergies arc spent in systematic attacks upon both, may yet meet with as swift and terri ble a retribution. It would be extremely ludicrous, if it were not so grave and hypocritical an of fense against the Government, and the common sense of mankind, to listen to the blustering claims which these much abused secessionists put forth on behalf of their right to unbridled lil>crty of speech. No matter what treasons they utter, or what encouragement they give to the enemy by their base advocacy of the Southern cause, they hold themselves excused of all respon sibility, and boldly proclaim the fact, and practice the treason, in the very face of loyal citizens and the constituted authori ties. These traitors, however, should be taught to remember tint wherever freedom of speech has run into licentiousness, and the betrayal of Government, by the disaffected Arabs of society, the power of the rope and Ibe 'scaffold has invariably accompa nied it It is tbe policy of these miscreants to bully the Republican party, ami call them “ nigger-worshippers,” fanatical dema gogues of freedom, and various other ex pressive and slang names, hoping thereby to create prejudice against them in the minds of the people, and so influence the voting at elections; but no one is really hurt by such harmless blackguardism. They profess, also, to have a great contempt for the mighty constituency which placed President Lincoln at tic head of affaire; and they denounce Republicans because they possess theveiy qualities and principles which constitute n free, great and progressive people. 'With, them, the idea of liberty is a * foolish bog-fire—a Will-o'-the-wisp— having no basis, substance or reality, pat riotism is the veriest blarney that ever cheated a fool into the belief of it; integ rity is ft crime, and <3od there is none 1 Copperhead gocsin for the devil, if wemay use so popular a figure, and builds up bis altars to lying, treachery, ‘hypocrisy and treason. Is It not curious, all this ? Curious, and also very sorrowful! Copperhead is per haps to be pitied, but not the less to be despised and cursed. He is deformed, dis eased, and is the lowest type of humans that have ever belonged to the rolton guild of politics. W* could swear to#a Copperhead any where, long before he opened his mouth. His physique is that of a bully, or a j prize-figl t't. lie lias a thick, bull’s reck, and a carcase of tal-ow, and he wallows in his grease, and swcirs in his grease, and sweats grease whilst he spawns his traitor lies for the benefit of secession. Or, otherwise, he is a cadaverous look ing curr, with sinister eyes, lank jaws, wire heir, and lips full of unspeakable treachciy and brutality—a man who, like Archdeacon Paley, cannot afford to keep a conscience—who is bankrupt in everything hut evil, and the talent of doing evil. Let any unprejudiced intelligent person if such there be alive among us—consider who are the Copperheaded persons that make up the hulk of secc>rion Democracy, and he will find that they are the lowest, most ignorant, and most degraded classes of the community—prize fighters, as we said, gamblers, saloon keepers, cock fight ers, dog fighters, and people who never think, and never had a great and noble emotion. The Republican “nigger worshipper” compares rather favorably with the secesh Copperhead; and it is notorious that all the high, generous, humane and progres sive ideas and measures which have bene fited and ennobled these States and the world, in modem times, have had their origin in the heads and hearts of Repub licans. Secession advocates maybe sure that the party which cleaves strongest to truth, to public and private morality’, to noble thoughts and progressive ideas, is sure to come off more than conqueror, and to live a beneficent existence when the bones of its blasphemers shall have rolled. An liuportaut Keform, We congratulate the country on the prob ability of at least one needed reform in the Army of the Potomac. The Washington cor respondence of one of the New York journals, states that General Hooker is determined to end the regime of “half-loyal, half-hearted, heavy and slow Generals,” and that •• those whose spirit, Bpechand Influence tend to produce ) insubordination and demoralization among the troops arc doomed. The efficient offi cers in tlie army trill now Burley come up, and thorough discipline forboth officers and men will as snrciy be enforced—discipline that shall reqalre unquestionable obedience to orders, and abstin ence from criticism and prophecy of disaster." Wo trust that General Hooker ■will not deem it necessary to go to Washington for “consultation” with the authorities there upon the coses which may arise for discipline under the very just and proper rule he has adopted. If any officer, whether he be com mander of a grand division, of a brigade or a single regiment, secs lit to set an example of disloyalty and mutiny to those under him, by needless false and unmliltary criticisms of the kind referred to, we hope General Hooker will instantly dismiss 7dm from (Tie as unlit to draw a sword in so good a cause—and that, too, without waiting to consult the Pres ident, the Secretary of War, or any other offi cer outside Ills army lines. The llankrnpt Still. Next to the bill for providing ways and means for the necessities of the Government, no bill before Congress has been of more im portance to business men than the Bankrupt Bill. Its passage has been urged upon Con gress time and again with all the many argu ments in its favor, hut there has been a singu lar and fatal opposition manifested to it. On the 3d lust., the bill was laid on the (able in the House, probably to lie there through the remainder of this short session. In thus dis posing of a measure so vital to thousands of our must honc&t aud valuable business men, the House has done a great wrong to the business interests of the country. Such a measure was needed to give renewed life and activity to trade and to restore to active life many men who arc now struggling in the chains of hopeless indebtedness. So short a term remains before the adjournment of this Congress, and fo much Is (o be dune in that lime, that ihere Is hut little hope of this bill being again taken up. Slave Catching? In tlie Kentucky Army. It is said that the delivering up of fugi tives, which has been so common in the army in Kentucky, is not the only method of “waging Avar upon the negroes which our camps afford. The Louisville Journal says that a ucav traffic has sprung up in the camps in the neighborhood of that city, by which the slave-hunter outside the Hues, (no matter if i he is not the real master, so long as he will swear to the ownership of the negro,) is in collusion with a slave thief inside, the latter catching the negro victim and then selling him fora trifle to the former, Avho personates the owner and decamps Avith his price to some distant market, t*. to hardly possible that **njMxeii schemes should be carried out under the eye of a vigilant officer; it is but natural to suppose that the officers are in league with the perpetrators. Such being the case, it is clearly the duty of the Govern ment to make an inquiry to learn in whose e:.mps these things are done, that the offend ers may be brought to justice. The heaviest penalties should be visited upon them for their slave-hunting, in direct violation of the icquiruncnts ot the National Legislature. Let ns have the names and dates aud then the dishonorable dismissals Treason in rongpos. Henry May. who represents the city of Bal timore in the Federal Congress, when his p-ropcr place i> in the rebel Congress, made a speech in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, which Is more treasonable In its character than any yet delivered, going bc ycr.d even Sanlshuryand Powell. He declared that “ the rebellion uoav flood justified before God and man as a revolution against the most dinful opjuess-lon.” The house seemed to receive this avowal of treason without excite ment. It is the first time since the rebellion broke out that any man, in or out of Con gress. has dared fully to justify Hie war of the traitors against the Government. Pow ell, of Kentucky, said the oilier day In the Senate that the rebels “had done wrong.” Henry May says iu the House of Representa tives that God and man justify the conduct of the rebels! There Is no longer si questiou In the ease of Henry May. He claims for him self the name of rebel and traitor, by defend ing the rebellion on the floor of the House; aud the House should Immediately rid itself of his presence. Aimulut Sl!ii>ols Pioneer Clone. John Russell, one'of the earliest pionvers of Illinois, died at his residence in Biuffdale, Green connly, on the 22d ult, He edited the I>o‘-h'oodHh<w, one of the first newspapers published la Illinois, and became widely known as a forcible and vigorous writer. Ob serving the effects of intoxicating liquors upon *he settlers around him, he wrote and published In his paper that remarkable pro duction catbird “The ■Worm,” whose pnbli cation in the school books has made it familiar to all school children throughout the coun \ iy. It has been recited at school exhibitions during the last forty years. lie was also the author of many other pieces that have found a place in the permanent literature of the country. Strictly tcmpcratciu his habits, he lived to an extreme old age, and was to the last a useful and highly esteemed member of society. J3gT“ A few weeks sgo a Union and-Anti* Slavery Journal was started in Xew Orleans, In the French language, called V Union* Its sac cess lias been marked, and another one. La JbpxMiqttc, has been established. That its po sition Is on the light side, the paragraphs we quote will show. The quotation also exhibits the gratifying progress which must liavc been made in the great slave mart, when such anti slavery doctrines can be promulgated there: “It Is impossible to conceal any longer the fact that shivery is the cause of the war. “ If our loyal and palrioticeitizcns compre hend thatthis war has been undertaken for the purpose of defending, the Union against the aggressions of the slave power, under the form and name of the Southern Confederacy, whv not avow it ? “‘What benefit can he derived from not de fining the nature of this war? “ This great people cannot shrink back from the great mission ft has to perform—to estab lish-the reign of liberty in this part of the globe.” ST* A brother of Sam Sunset Cox, the Cop perhead' Congressman from Ohio, has just been removed from a clerkship iu the Interi or Department, at Washington, for disloyal practices. His removal was asked for by a petition signed by a majority of Republican Congressmen; but i n Bp Ue of this his friends . I °f )^ v ° S® 4 W®* a pi aco again—this lime in the War Department. It may be worth while r 0M >«*«- now to pro- Tide him-With Government 1 Tlic IStli lUlnotuTrac to the Union, A statement has been published In certain papers that a large proportion of the isth regiment Illinois Volunteers, at Jackson Tennessee, had deserted. The report doubt less originated from the statements which have been made In reference to desertion from the 116 th, (Col. Whiting’s regiment) at Shaw nectown. The folhwl.g dhpa'.ch troai Cal. hauler, of llic IStb, sets the matter at rest, as far as that regiment is concerned. Cob Lawler's regi ment has been in the service almost from the beginning of the war, and has won imperisha ble honor at Fort UoncUon, PitUburg Land ing, Tallahatchie, and elsewhere. Those who expect them to disgrace themselves and the service by desertion, arc doomed to disap pointment. Col Lawler’s dispatch intimates very clearly that the President’s Proclamation has caused no dissatisfaction in its ranks: Jackpos, Term., Feb. 4, 1863. To the KdVorfOf the Illinois !Sla*e Journal: The lEth regiment Ilunoit* Volunteer Infnutry arc fta tiom-d here. None have deserted formonlhs. The regiment is in Oahtlnc trim, and all mounted. M. K. Lxwi.ru, Col. Commanding. Tiic Dlslrv«Kod Operatives of France. While England and America arc joining hands for tbc relief of the suffering operatives in Lancashire, there is an outcry of Indigna tion against the utter indifference shown to the sufferings of the cotton districts in France. A great part of this indifference arises from the ignorance of the provincial press, and the Paris journals, although placed nearer to the sources of official information, are either fearful or careless of telling the truth. M. Ronsf elle, a member of the Paris bar, how ever, has boldly uttered some plain truths in relation to this matter. He says that “ France, at least the country districts, is in utter igno rance of the horrible distress of the operatives. Will you believe it (he adds) that In the com munes of the department of the Oise—in a department conterminous to that of the Seine Infericurc—l was obliged a few days ago to explain the unfortunate condition of the Rouen workmen, about which the inhabitants had not yet heard a single word? The commune of Bllconet, which is bat four leagues to the north of Beauvais, and not less than twenty leagues from Rouen, did not know, up to the sth of January last, of the existence of any distress to relievo but that of St. Peter; and nearly the whole of the communes of the Oise arc in the same ignorance,” The number of French operatives employed In the cotton manufacture Is over 500,000. Two-thirds of these people are out of employ ment, and are reduced to a state of suffering very similar to that which prevails in Lanca shire. Thus far, but limited efforts have been made for their relief. Among the notable in stances of the charity which has been extend ed to these unfortunate persons is that of the proprietors of the Skdc and the persons in the employ of that journal, all of whom gave a day’s income to the relief fund. From if. Havin, rcuac-tcur-en-fhef, down to the door porters, *eaeh man in tbc whole number of 270 gave a day's pay—the aggregate contribu tions amounting to 1,000 francs. A similar movement has been commenced among the officers and soldiers of the third regiment of Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard. Neverthe less, the suffering grows greater day by day. IWihsaurl Senator. The Senatorial difficulties In the Missouri Legislature have not yet been arranged. We were misled in our issue of Saturday, by the St. Louis Union. The twentieth ballot was takcai on the sth inst. with the following re sult : James O. Broadhcad *. 5S B. Gratz Brown 45 John S. Philips 4fi Yoorhiea 1 Further balloting was adjourned till the following day. The Mokhis House at Indianapolis— Avoid it.— Directly*opposite the depot at Indianapolis Is a hotel called the Morris House. A few days since, a soldier named Stephen Bnshard, of Noble county, Indiana, arrived in Indianapolis from Nashville, Ten nessee. He was a soldier of the 30th Indiana, and, being sick with typhoid fever, was on his way home. He was found In the Union Depot by the provost guards of the city aud convey ed to the Morris House for lodging, which was uHt-rhj wfuml. Through the kindness of the provost guards he was taken to the Spen cer House, where he was cheerfully received. A landlord who would refuse to receive a sick soldier in his house, should be avoided by every loyal man. Badly Taken in. —The Democrats of New York have been badly eold In electing M. T. Brennan, Comptroller of New York. They thought the keys of the city treasury were in their possession, end they could step in and lake what they wished. The Common Coun cil passed a bill to issue §3,000,000 city shin plasters. The Comptroller refuses to carry the ordinance into effect. They next passed an ordinance to purchase the celebrated Gauervocrt property, thereby putting several hundred thousand dollars into th» pockets of some New York Demorwts? but the Comp •trollcr declines <• beatify these speculators, and (h.*;*-t-aine is blocked. A G JIATIFYIXfi LXClL\NOE.—CalvarjChulvh, New York, was recently under the rectorship of Rev. Francis L. Hawks, D. D., a rebel sym pathizer of the extreme kind. His place be coming uucomfot table, he sent in his resig nation, which, to his astonishment and indig nation, was at once accepted. His place lias been filled by the Rev. Arthur Cleveland Coxc, D. D., recently of Grace Church, Balti more, a gentleman of imdcviatlng loyalty. George Sanderson, Democrat, was re elected Mayor of Lancaster, *Pa., on the 3d InM., l*y L't>s majority. This shows a large Republican gain. Lancaster usually gives 5W to I.COO Democratic majority. Kore than flicy Bargained For. Gen. Mitchell, commanding the post of Nashville, lias issued the following order: Ui:Ai>qr.&im:i:s L’. S. Pones?. i ilij:. Team., February 1.1563. \ • OJIDEKy. The General commanding at this post desires to express hit* admiration of the real evinced by cer tain fcccfilon fr.n.lies in administering to the wants and alleviating the rUiVerings of. the Coufod crate wounded brought to this rUy. Great praise should be aw arded to them for their devotion to the fuCeriug soldiers of that cause to which they are so onthngiartK'ally allied. 1)« siring to give th'*m still greater facilities for the oeroiec of that devotion which to-day led 11k m through tiie tuudof the public street? of this city, urnvndfrl of the inclemency cf I he weather, 'anddesiring further to obviate tlte necessity of that public at d daunting display, which must be repugnant to thereliilng dispositions of tbo softer tes, the General commanding directs as follows; Surgeon Thurston, Medical Director, will select fujty-flvc of the wounded and sick Confederate sol diers. this day brought trr.m the front, to be quar ttrcdaefollow^: Fifties at thohourrcofMrs.MeCall, flftcon.attlie house of Dr. Fnehaiian, and tlfteen at the house of Mr. Sandy Carter, all on Cherry street, Immediate ly below Church street. A* it ip desirable that the sick and wounded should not be agitated by thepre~cnccof too many parpens, no one will ho admitted into the rooms in which the wounded arc, except their Surgeons, without payees from Surgeon Thtustoii. Each family above named will he held responsi ble for the safe delivery or the Confederate soldiers thus Bpsiiniod. w hen culled for by the proper mlli tirr authority, nuder penalty, in failure of such delivery, of forfeiture to the United States of their property aud personal libel ty. By order of llor.r. B. MrrcnEix, MajorGcncrafCommantiiii" Post, JOUN PnATT» A. A. G. Xlic Bciuooraflc lioaguo. [From the X. T. Times.] There is an association in this city com posed of prominent members of the 'Demo cratic party, who are making a bold stand acamst the demoralizing influence of the peace advocates, and who arc doing all la their power to infuse the right spirit among many lukewarm people here at the North. They maintain that this rebellion had its origin exclusively in a long contemplated project of perpetuating Slavery by abrogating a Govern ment of majorities at the South, thus pros* tratingthc democratic principle In Southern politics. Among the Exccniivc Committee are Tbos. Ewbank, Henry O’Rcily, Charles P. Kltklasd and Lorenzo "Sherwood, for many years a resident of Texas, whose speech, de livered at Champlain, in this State. last Octo ber, was a thorough exposition of the motives which inaugurated onr present troubles, and cowing from one so long associated with Southern people aud politics, gives assnrances of the existence of a class there who are Civor ably disposed toward the maintenance of the Union. Jnst I.llcc ISoMccrans. Mr. J. W. Gunn Iras handed us a letter from his brother, a Chaplain in the army of the Cumberland, who gave this interesting anec dote of Gen. Kosccrans: “On Wednesday, while we were stationed as guard to the ford, Gen. Rosecrans came up to Col. Price, commanding the brigade, and said: “Tou're Col. Price, commanding the 23d brigade, sire yon?’’ ‘*Tcs, sir.” ‘‘■Well, Colonel, will yon hold this ford?*’ “\Vcil, General. I will if I can.” “That won't do, sir," said Rosccran: TVIII yon liold tills ford.?” “ I’ll die In the attempt," responded the cant lons Colonel. “ That won't do, sir. TTjft you hold this fordi" “I will,” said the Colonel, flrmly, and Gen. Eofccrans rode off without another word, ami left the Colonel to fultill his promise."— £ipn’fig/hW(O.) Xtirs. Bad Bcbarior of Draftetl Men In Action. A correspondent of the New York TVi&jw, rrjvmc ?n account of the fight between the forces under Corcoran and I'ryor, near Black ■\vjncr, says: Shame to record it, the 107 th Pennsylvania militia—drafted men—was not equal to the emergency. Like the varlest cravens that ever curse da n<«ble cause, nearly every man of this regiment skulked, and were as deaf to all the eallsof their commanding General as they ■were insensible to the demands of patriotism tJic ordinary dictates of manhood. <1 -Mg® delay occasioned by the supinencas of the Pcnnajivania regiment lost na the golden opportunity to capture n large portion of the «u my e c«mon and many prisoners. Time was afforded the enemy to resume his rc’ro grr.dc moYcmcnt and take tip a new position. OUR SPRINGFIELD LETTER. [From Our Own Correspondent.] Si'no.oriKU), Feb. 6, ISM. THE LOBBY CIIAKOEB FRAUD. A great cry of fraud! fraud! was raised among the lobby members to-day, and the utmost Indignation was manifested. Parties gathered In groups discussing affairs, and in these little mass meetings of four or fire, or half a dozen, very lively conversation took place. You might Lear, In answer to an ex cited speaker, who cried fraud! fraud! such cxclania' ions as, “is It possible?” “horrible,” “what rascality,” “give ’em h—l,” Ac., &c. It appears that the lobby hoe for some time been anxiously awaiting tho appearance of certain bills for charters, bills for old claims, &c., which have been referred to various committees to report upon. Day after day passed, however, and no bills have as yet been reported upon. It has been “like calling spirits from the vasty deep,” with the poor lobby fellows—they do not come. Such a fluttering you never saw; charges and counter charges, criminations and re criminations. Horse railroads and other charters are mixed up in the matter. Attor neys have been here from Chicago and other places, keeping open rooms—regular gro ceries; bottles of all colors and sizes grace their tables, filled with choice liquors—whisky predominating. But this Is not all. Money has been spent like water. Chairmen and members of committees are charged with bribery in keeping back the bills, and some members are even charged with offering to tell their votes for a cool thousand apiece. If oil the lobby says is true, such a corrupt Legislature never sat In Springfield. Thou sands must have been spent in Drilling mem bers of committees to burke bills, while other thousands must have gone to force bills through. Chicago horse railroads are the principal bone oi contention in these affaire, and it Is thought there is more money inthem than In almost anything else before the Legis lature. Let us have the matter ventilated by all means. If there is fraud, let it be laid bare. The Legislature should at once appoint a com mittee of Investigation, with power to send for persons and papers. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. ALMOST A BOW. A bill to incorporate the Douglas Monu ment Association, passed. Also a bill granting a lease of Penitentiary to James Pitnam of Quincy. An act incorporating the Cook County Sav ings Bank was virtually killed by making all stockholders personally liable for all transac tions of the corporation. The speeches on this bill gate evidence that no banking charter will pass the Senate with out an amendment of a similar character. All tbu Democrats and several Republicans de ciding themselves in very strong terms in favor of the amendment. This bill was one of Melville W. Fuller’s ar rangements. • Mr. Richardson of‘Whiteside introduced a resolution calling for the appointment of a joint committee to prepare a law extending to our soldiers in the Hold the privilege of voting. The Democrats reluctantly consented to the suspension of the rules, and the resolu tion vt as adopted. From the indications pre senting themselves, I have no idea that a bill of that description will ever be passed. The resolutions offered by Underwood of St. Clair, in rrtation to the proposed recess of the General Assembly, came up for discussion. Speeches hi favor of its passage were made by Underwood, Green and Lindsay, and against its adoption by Ward, Rodgers and Mack. The speech of Mr. Mack, it is generally ad mitted, was the boldest, ablest and most bril- limit one made during the session. He de nounced the Democratic resolutions from the Committee on Federal Re lations, as treasonable, and showed that they were exactly similar in sentiment and almost in language to those lutrudacedln' the ConfcdcrateCongress by UangmanFootc. He showed that the men who drew them must have been in consultation with men who were in some way connected with the Confederate Government. He said this resolution of ad journment was to give the committee to the Peace Congress an opportunity to report. He was taunted by a member with not being at the head ot his regiment. He said he was where danger was the most imminent, because there was the most traitors. (Here the gal lery broke out into the mpst enthusiastic ap plause, which the Speaker could not supprc&s for some seconds.) Mr. Muck might also have said that these men were bent on dissolving theUnhm, for in the Committee on Federal Relations a resolu- tion, offered by Mr. 'Ward, in favor of retain ing New England, or ratber against separat ion from her, was voted down, lie also said he was ready, then and there, to shoulder his musket and fight traitors at home. Mr. Mack offered an amendment to the reso lution, providing that the members and ofll tcis of the General Assembly shall not during the recess receive any pay. From the remarks made by the Democrats’, It appeared evident that I was-correct in my yesterday's letter, that it was the intention of the Democracy to draw theirpay during the recess. A great deal of llllibusterir.g took place, ponding which Republicans leu the Hall to leave the Senate without u quorum. The doors were then ordered locked, and the Ser gcr.nt-at -arms sent after the absentees; cigars were lighted by several members, general con fusion prevailed and King Mob Was in full reign. The Scrgcant-atarma succeeded in biingimfta sufficient number of unsophistica ted Republicans to make a quorum, ami the amendment cud resolution were adopted un der the gag of the previous question. All Democrats, with the exception of Rodgers, who took a noble stand with the opposition, voting for the original resolution. Much excitement prevails among the Sena tors, and the prediction is freely made that there will be no quorum to-morrow. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. The Superior Court Bill of Chicago passed the House to day by 40 to 2S voles. Mr. Gin thcrofCook, spoke against it and defended tbe Judges from tbe gross insults heaped upon them by Fuller a few days ago, and showed the injustice of saddling the County with the expenses of the trialed criminals belonging to the which amounts to about sls'ooo per year, including dieting prisoners, which is never paid by tire city. Tire Democrats did not think it prudent to make any answer to these charges. A bill was also passed to change the time of Town meetings in Cook County, 5S tod voles being cast entire third reading of the bill. This will remedy the confusion which result ed at lire last general election, and places the town meetings in April where they properly and constitutionally belong. A large number of private bills were then run through tire mill, when the bouse ad journed. SENATE. WILL TREKS BE A. QUORUM TOOTORUOW? This question is asked on all hands. Ido not myself think there will be, ns things now look. * The Democrats might as well give the thing up, ns send such traitors as some of the men named in the Democratic resolutions from the Committee on Federal Relations have proved themselves to be. Besides, the resolutions themselves areJ.reasonable. They admit the right of secession, and mistify, and look to a union of the. Northwest with the Southern Confederacy. This is their obvious intent and meaning. Wc are on the cvc of grave events, and tiro turning point in the hiftory of the Northwest as connected with this war. Zbta. WHAT WAR DEMOCRATS THirVK. Letter From Col. 'Wllftblrcof'tlic 120 th XU. Volunteers, to N, Belcher. The following is-an extract from a letter ‘dated Humbolt, Tekn., Jan. 21) th, ISO 3, writ ten to his old Democratic friend, N. Belcher of Port By ran, DL, by W. W. Wiltshire, now Major of the 120 th 111. volunteers. Major Wilshirc Is one of the most active and Influ ential Democrats in that part of the State. After writing about matters pertaining to the reghneut, he thus addresses his friend Belch er. Let those “ fire-in the-rcar” Copperheads, who arc howling about disaffection In the army, “peace conventions,” “an armistice*’ &c., read and ponder; Belebcr, wbat is the matter with the Democrats at homey It would seem that patriotism has been sunk in the partisan, and that the ascendency of the Democracy in Illi nois is about to blast the bright hope that flushed the check of every brave soldier from our noble State. The Illinois soldiers who proudly boarted of the glorious victories won bv them in many a hard fought battle-field, and whose care-worn faces had become radi ant with the hope, and their hearts buoyant with the confidence that our arms would achieve a final and complete victory over this wicked rebellion, now feel—l won't say dis couraged, but tnaduenid at the course taken by many of the leading, and whom wc once thought, loyal and patriotic Democrats of our State. They feel that the lives and success of our soldiers are uselessly jeopardized by the constant opposition to our success coming from the North; the unceasing denunciation of the Administration and our Generals; and the “fire in the rear’* so much talked of by Jeff. Davis & Co., and which would seem, from the bombast of some of those rebel sym pathizers and newspapers, is approximating a reality. But a word with the soldiers dis perses all such fears—for I tell yon, frieud Belcher, that the soldiers arc a unit in favor of the Union, and determined to sustain It, let traitors North do what they like. All wc ask cf you at home is, to take care of those Northern traitors fora short time, while we give their friends h—l at Vicksburg. It is a united feeling, that we, who arc en during hardships and dangers in the field, have the most unshaken confidence in our j-clves, our Generals and in the honesty, integ rity and patriotism of the President, and are determined to sustain him in putting down and forever crushing out this rebellion, and rebellious persons wherever found. Wc also feel that the day is not lar distant when a just retribution will fall with crushing weight up on the Leads of those who are opposing us at home, and who are daily aiding the rebels mid their cause, by their real sympathy for them, and their pretended sympathy for us. Wc soldiers don't all expect to be killed dur ing tbe war; some of us expect to return to Illinois, and to be restored to citizenship, if we have lost it by leaving oar homes ond our families, to light’ the battles of our country, as the members of that august body (the Illi nois Legislature) would seem to indicate by their opposition to the soldiers voting. We say, shame on such pretended patriotism— shame on yon, my Democratic friends, that ycru should deny to the poor soldier, who has voluntarily taken his life in his hand and gone foilii to sustain our common country, the right to exercise the elec live , franchise, tho right of every free rhnn in a free country, simply because we'are absentffbm our homes doing our duty as patriots. Do you think the dominant party in Illinois are afraid to grant to tho Illinois soldiers the rigbttovote? Or do yon, and our Demo cratic friends at home, think It Is wrong for ns “Lincoln hirelings,” (as the Copperhead Democracy of Illinois see fit to call us) to be permitted to vote for important State officers? “We don’t see it in that light.” •I say to such men beware—your time of trouble will surely come. To the ladles of the Soldiers’Aid Society, we say all honor and praise are due. God bless them in their mission of mercy, and bountifully reward them for the great good they have duue and are doing to relieve the wants and administer comfort to thousands of our sick and wounded soldiers. Acts that will not only he remembered by the grateful and thankful soldier, but by a greatful and rewarding people. Ton cannot realize the amount of relief that the Indies’ aid societies have afforded our suffering soldiers unices you could visit some of our"hospitals on the field, and there witness the thankful smile of a sick or wounded soldier on the reception of some article of comfort which alone comes through such sources. The innumerable acts of kindness and mercy of thos*i benevolent societies will be emblazoned upon the pages of this war’s history and handed do wnj to fat ure generations as an evidence of the sterling worth and true virtue of the kind hearted and patriotic ladles of the present day. The soldiers say again, God bless them. FROM KENTUCKY, The Position of “Kentucky Union ists” on Slaves In the Army—An Outrage. Uea'd’qk? Dif*. Western Kbktuckt, I Louipvtlle, January 20, 1f63. f [Copy of telegram to Capt. A. Semple.] You will order Gen. C. C. Gilbert to cause all slaves to be turned out of camp and from the transports, and that he will allow no slave to goon any transport unless the slave has heon pur chased, or is taken on contract with the owner. Any officer disobeying will be placed In arrest, and kept nuder guard at the military barracks, or elsewhere, and charges preferred. Gen. Wright says the slaves shall not he carried off on the V-aosporta. (Signed) J. T. Borne, Brig. Gen. [Official.! A. C. Semple, I Ase’t Adi’t General, f [.Endorsed on the back.] COPT. CcrciNKATi, Ohio, Jan. f 9:b, U63. Boyle J. T., Brig. Gen.: Order by Telegram— Tha!flaws shall nofbe carried off on any transport*— General Wright wishes no slaves ca/ninri qff on any ttaiuportf. Headquarters Textu Division'— On transport L. &N.R. R.—Furnished the communing officer of the 78th HI. vole., for bis guidance. . By order of GenGillbcrt. !G. K. Speed, A. A. General. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 8,1883. Editors Chicago Tribune: I forward you a copy of the order issued by Gen. Boyle, commander of this post, to the troops about to embark for the Cumberland, after having guarded the conditional Union men of Kentucky, until their brethren and friends, who lately menaced the city and all Kentucky with ulstrueth were driven en tirely from the State, am. hero could rest In quiet. >■ These troops who have lately been in the vicinity of Damiile, Ky., were accompanied by a number of negroes who had strayed Into their camps, and were in the employ of offi cers and companies In various capacities, earning the living which had doubtless tailed many of them when their disloyal masters, .on the approach of the Union army, “ went ‘and rim'd away.” That negroes shouldbcwlth onrarmyproved horrible to the lordly chivalry, and conse quently they ordered Gen?Boylc to put a stop to it, which he attempted to do by issuing the order above. For disobeying it. Col. H. Btnneson of the 78th regiment Illinois volun teers, has been placed under arrest. The Col onel had independence enough to feel the order an insult, and flatly assured Gen.' Boyle's Adjutant that he had not come to Kentucky to steal slaves—did not know whether any wore aboard of bis transport or not; that the civil officers of the State might search Ids boat, but he and his men were not to be used for such purpose. The language the Colonel need was perhaps not as elegant as forcible, and it became apparent that some ■ body had run against a stump. The rest of the Held officers express them selves determined to pursue the same course, as do the larger portion of Gen. Granger’s division. Various circumstances have contributed to excite to ebullition the temper of this peo ple. On Saturday hist one of the gang of rascals who pursue the business of picking up all the negroes who accompany our troops, advertise for the owner, and Ctiling to find him, create one, who will run them down South and Sell them—undertook to drag one of these unfortunates out of a regiment as it was parsing 'he street. The negro resisted, and was in turn shot, and has since died. On Sunday, as the trAl Michigan were marching past the Galt llousc, some of this buzzard tribe caught sight of a half-grown negro boy, with one of the companies, and at once sprang into the ranks followed by the chivalrous rab ble, and attempted to ‘drag the boy out. Bayonets crossed right lively—you would have thought Ellsworth’s Zouaves were prac ticing bayonet exercise—round the darkey and blsieecefih friends’beads. The latter found thefneigbborhood decidedly unhealthy, and vamosed. The soldiers justly resitted this proceeding, and while abstaining from injur ing him, gave him and his friends to under stand that that business had not better be prosecuted further. Ail Slain street was speedily In a buzz of righteous indignation, and excited individuals were holding forth, on the desecration ol the sacred soil, on all the street corners and hotel steps, threatening to go down to the bon - in forecand rescue the boy. Muttcrings began to be made by the troops, who had endured enough insult in Kentucky, and were rejoicing over the pros pect of gelling from under the away of such Generals as Boyle and Gilbert, which led our friends to cool off, and I understand they con tented themselves with sending the Sheriff to present his compliments to Gen. Wright, who arrived Sunday night. It will be seen by ref erence to the order, that the Impression sought to be conveyed wins, that it emanated from Gen. Wright. I give him credit for bet-, terjudment. 1 have not yet learned whether any other officers except Col. Bcnncson have been placed under arrest, and think his determination stopped the enforcement ol the order. Col. Bcnncson is a Democrat, or rather was, as of lute a man ceases to be a Democrat when l:c manifests any symptoms of manliness, and will not bow down and ery great is slavery, let all the earth come under her domlnicit. I am informed that Gen. Boyle's neighbors’ indignation boiled over, and*when it was re ported that the little darkey had snapped a pistol at somebody, said, if “ 1 had been there 1 would have shot him dead.” Brave Gen. Boyle, you missed your grilden opportunity to Immortalize yoyrsclf, as you have failed hitherto to meet the enemy face to face it is to be hoped you may some dark night meet some poor abandoned slave, and test yonrcoursrgc with your equal. Our Northwestern boys are all in good spir its, the 7Sih, 72d lH)th and 115 th Illinois regi ments are with this expedition. I would not trouble you with this commu nication, but failing in'finding any represent ative of your press Lore to report these items, and feeling that some of the circumstances should beTiirown, for the credit of our State. 1 report myself. X. TCIE ASSOCIATION Late IHcetlug at ItlUuaulicc. From the Milwaukee correspondence of the ’Wisconsin State Journal, we take tbe fol lowing notes of the meeting of the Wiscon sin Bankers’ Association in the former city a few days since. The following were the members present: W. C. Ritchie, Bank of Beloit. W. E. Smith. Bank of Fox Lake. John 11. Rountree, Bank of Grant County. Vfn.M. Dennis, •• Wisconsin. Simeon Mills. “ Madison. C. D.Nash, •* Milwaukee. Chas.Ray, “ • Prairie rtuChien. E. P. Brockway, •* Ripon. J. B. Doe. Central Dank. John P. McGregor, Columbia Co. Bank. Wb. Bobkirk. Corn Exchange Bank. Timothy Broun.Dune Co. Bank. K. A. Darling, Exchange Back. Geo. Dclklcy. Elkbom Bank. E X). Holton* B. B. Camp, Farmers <t Millers' Dank. Daniel Wells, jr.. Green Bay Bank. Daniel Jones. Jefferson Co. Bank. J. W, Moore, Juneau Bank. J. B. Crosby, Rock Co Bank. L. G. Rockwell. Rockwell & Co.’s Bank. H. A. Tenner. Sank City Bank. T. Thomas, Jsauk Co. Bank. J. O. Thayer. Shawanaw Bank. C, K. IlUlcy. State Bank. T. L. Baker, State Bank of Wisconsin. B. R. Binkley. Summit Bank. Wn. A. Ray, Walworth Co. Bank. A. Miner. WankeshaCo. Bank. A. Mitchell acdD. Forgnsoa, Wis. Marine & Fire Ins. Co. Bank. E.B.Goodrich. Merchant's Bank. J. Armstrong. Milwaukee Co. Bank. M. Belmcr. Wheat Grower’s Bank. I makcthirty-four,rcprescutingsomcthirtv six or more banks. As I sat and watched them, 1 mentally compared them with the Senate of Wisconsin, and must say that thev lore nothing by the comparison. * Whatever else may be said of them, the bankers of Wis consin are not fools; but on the contrary, a fine looking body of men. The committee came in; the President, Mr. Mitchell, took the chair, and the following report was submitted to the committee: REPORT. Wircr.VAs. Allcla«sosof the citizensofWiscon sin, and especially it* responsible bonkers, hare suffered severely in the past from the issue of bank cotes by Irresponsible parties, and Wntm*. The suspension of specie payment, and the stimulus given to all forms of industry and trade by the immense expenditures of the Na tional Government. and the large amount of legal feeder notes it has been necessary to issue, lur nit-hatthepresontlime a strong inducement to those engaged in backing, to issue a larcer circu lation than their actual capital would" justify; while an opportunity is also afforded to parties of little <r no responsibility or capital, to organize banks with scarcolvany oth-r object in view, than to set afloat a currency which, however well itmay keep np for a time, may, on the decline in value of its security, or the resumption of specie payments, eventually become depreciated, thereby causing a recurrence of all those troubles and losses which the business ictcre>tsof our State ao recently ex perienced; and Wbxbeas, The present time is unusually favora ble for the issue of hank notes by persons of doubtful responsibility, wobclicvo such a currency mutt now be discouraged in every legitimate vray, and that it behooves every responsible banker in the State to cooperate with and strengthen the wtclesonjcrcstraints iroposedby law to check this evil and ward off Its deplorable results; wo, there fore, feel impelled by oar duty to the business community and citizens generally, as well as our regard for the character and safety of the banking institutions of our State, to adopt tbo following resolutions: Jtexired, That we, the members of tbe Banker's Astcciation of Wisconsin, will not receive the cotes of any banking institution which may be herwficr established in this Spite, unless said bsnk shall first have been sanctioned by a majority of the Dlt cctors of this Association. If. tfvfd, That no hanking Institution now la oxietci.ci* In this State shall add to its circulation without having first received tho written consent of n majority of tho Directors of this Association, ami in case any bank shall do so without each con cent, we agree not to pay ont Its notes, but pro ceed to wind it up by protest. JJetolted, That when a majority of tho Directors of thu Association decide to sn-laia the establish ment of anew bank; or an increase of the circula tion of the old one, they shall publish a notice to that eficct over their owneignaturea for two weeks in two of the daily newspapers in Milwaukee, and a new bank or the new circulation of an old oco shall not be considered to have received the appro val of a majority of the Directors of the Associ ation until such public notice has been given. Jladted, That the Directors of this Association be Instructed, and are hereby instructed, to care-' fully and impartially scrutinize the character and condition of the existing Banks of this State, and if any of them are found in their Judgment to bo in a condition so unstable and unreliable as to ren der their continuance Incompatible with the pub lic good, and as likely In time of financial trouble to bring logs on the community and injury to the more stable banks of the State, they shall proceed to wind up ail such banka without delay, inasmuch as they can now do so without loss to the public; and tuclr attention is more especially called to those backs who have no office, and are not en gaged in the transaction of a regular local busi ness, but are exclusively banks of circulation. Iteeclted, That whenever the Directors of this Association shall deem it advisable to wind up any bank,an contemplated in the foregoing resolutions, they shall notify the several hanks of this Asso ciation, and upon the receipt of such notice we hereby severally agree to assort and send to onr correspondents In Milwaukee the circulation of etu-h bank. On motion, report accepted and committee discharged. After a brief discussion, the re port was unanimously adopted. REMARKS OF MR. WARD 111 tlic Senate, February 0, 1803, on the Joint Resolution that the Gene ral A*#cmbly take a Heco»« until the first ITonday of June next. Mk. Speaker: After tho patriotic reasons so well given by that true “ War Democrat,” the Senator from Clinton (Mr. Rodgers,) it seems almost useless for me or any one else to say a word. He Las well said that he la opposed to ad journing to that rime because he Is a farmer, because many of the members of this Legis lature arc farmers—the real yeomanry, the “backbone” ofthe country—and at that pe riod he should be engaged in tbc noble duty of raising com and meal with which to sup ply our soldiers in the field battling for our country. Nobly Indeed did lie pledge his ener gies and bis aid to the support of the Govern ment in this Its time of trial. He is a “War Democrat ”of the right kind. He is for war, war to the bitter end upon the armed rebels and conspirators of Jeff. Davis, and not for war against the administration of Abraham Lincoln. I wish there were more like him everywhere, especially do I wish there were more like him upon the floor of this Senate. But I cannot let this resolution pass with out stating some of my objections to, and some of the reasons why I oppose It. The resolution upon its face appears harm less, and were it not a part or the plan by which those in sympathy with this rebellion expect to aid and comfort the enemy, asd em barrass the Administration in the prosecution of this war it would be so. It has been Intimated that something wrong underlies it. I will not dig for its hidden enor mities, enough is uppannt to justify every patriotic man to prevent Us passage by any means in his power. The Senator from St. Ch»ir(Mr. Underwood) has urged as a reason for its adoption that the session is already farspent; tliat many im portant bills are now pending which cannot become a law'; that scarcelyanygeneral legis lation has yet been done; that there has been a feverish elate of excitement existing during the session, which is incompatible with the dispatch of business. Admit this to be so, and I am informed tint but two bills of any general interest have yet become a law. Now, what has been the cause of this “ex citement,” which has delayed and prevented legislation? and arc the minority responsible for it ? or have we any assurance that the ex citement will be less in June ? I will tell the gentlemen the cause, and I will tell them plainly. The majority set on foot the causes of this excitement; when the session began, resolution after resolution, and bill after bill, of the most incendiary char acter, full of unblushing, out-spoken treason, were introduced and urged by a majority of the majority, in the hull across’ this building, and when the loyal minority, in the exercise of their rights, sought to delay and prevent their passage, that majority, by pure brute force, in violation of all precedents, of all right and all law, trampled underfoot the rules which were their protection. In this Senate, almost the first week, the lugro was trotted in, and from day to day he has been thrust upon us in every conceivable shape. Atrocious black laws, repugnant to every true human heart, outrageous to every human sensibility—laws calculated to stir up the deepest indignation and determined op position of every correct mind—of every man who loves God’s creatures and believes In the eternal principle of right, and in the doctrines of our fathers, asexpressediu the Declaration of Independence—have been proposed. In a speech made on this floor, only yester day, of fifteen minutes’ length, as claimed by the Senator himself, he applied to the Sena tors on this side the term ‘‘Abolitionists” thirty-four times; the term “fanatical” four teen limes, and the pronouns standing for these terms seventy-two times, by actual count ; and then, after making such a mild.' conciliatory, gentlemanly speech, without giving an opportunity to reply, a political friend on his side moved the previous ques tion, gagged us down, and passed his resolu tion by his party vole. Can it be expected that men, with hearts to feehor tongues to speak, will sit quietly and be thus trampled upon and abused without e.\ciUmoi;t, without resentment,—especially when llit*x can sec in the Immediate future the culmination ol their infamous plots in their resolutions—made the special order for Tues day nest—reported by the Committee on Fed eral lulations, and which resolutions, know ing what they arc and what I say, I now de nounce before this Senate, in tile presence of Cod. and before their friends and supporters as treason, unmitigated treason against our common country! No, sir. my idea of my duty, my desire to sene the loyal people of this State, and to carry out the wishes of my constituents, will not permit me io til still and see those who arc plotting lor the destruction of our Gov ernment and sympathizing with this rebel lion, perfect their plans and provide for a meeting of this General Assembly, to which those men proposed to be appointed by those resolutions, may report, after they shall have pone in the name ol this great Stale and nego tiate with armed rebellion, with men steep ed in treason, and reeking in the blood of our sons, our brothers, and our friends. I have-partisan feelings ns deep as any one; the principles I advocate 1 love, and my con stituency has os much feeling upon all party questions as the people ot any other district. But I have uot introduced a resolution or a bill of anv party nature. Not a member on this side has introduced any such bill or reso lution. We came here to legislate for this State —uot for a party. Smarting under such epithets as Abolitionists, fanatics, nogro cqualityists, and negro worshipers, which have been so freely poured upon us by the majority, we might, with more propriety and tenfold more truth, have retorted and called you “Copperheads,” “secessionists” and “traitors;” but wo have done no such thing. We bear all this quietly, and wc could still bear, for snch things hurt neither us nor the country—they only show how low men can stoop, how base they can become, in all mat ters of this kind. But when it clearly appears that more is intended, that the destruction of our Govern ment Is the object to be accomplished, through the passage of such resolutions as these bet down for Tuesday—(and of which this under consideration Is a part)—appoint ing snch men as O’Melveny and Goudy—men who have openly approved of the separation ot New England from the West —for one I will not sit still, but I will denounce all such treason and all such traitors in advance, and while I have a votclo cast,a tongue to speak, or feet to carry me, I will use all or any of them to prevent the consummation of this fraud. Mere talk shall not move me; bat when it is solemnly proposed to set in mo tion tbe machincryby which this State is to be bound hand and foot and given over to the traitor* of the South, I will resist! resist it to the last. The people of this Stale do not need legis lation, which yon will give them. You have Jailed to pass the general appropriation bill. You do not care whether this govcmmentgocs on or not; yon will not pass these bjlls. This very dny you have refused to order the Com mittee on Public Accounts and Expenditures to report the usual appropriation bills, and refused to take those bills out of their hands that they might be considered in committee of the whole. What docs it mean? It means revolution, and I am one who, when it must come, would meet revolution by revolution: and if the Senators on this side agreed with me, not another bill of any kind whatever should pass until the ordinary expenses of tins State arc provided for. Thero.is still another reason why I would oppose the passage of this resolution. The Constitution provides for the conve ning of the General Assembly by*the procla mation of the Governor. This is intended as a fling at him. Gentle men on the other side have delighted to sneer at Richard Tates! He is above their reach. He isnot iheirtool, and they,bate him; they dare not openly attack him.* The blow they aim at him will recoil and crush themselves. The people elected him and they have confidence in him. He has been their friend, and ever t*nc to their interests. He Is the friend of our soldiers. He is the tried friend of freedom and constitutional liberty every where! If the General Assembly is needed in June, he will convene it. Let liim do so. in accordance with the Con stitution, if it shall be necessary, but do not let this resolution pass that wc may be made the tools of those who rejoice at the defeat of our arms, and the success of our enemies, who in sounding words oppose secession at tb* South, and talk of “reconstruction ” with New England out; every impulse of lovalty and patriotism forbids it. I hope the* res olution canuot pass. Horrible Murder of Three Cbil* dr on, Sckaktok, Penn., Tuesday, Feb. 3. A woman named Sault, residing in the northern part of Columbia county, murdered, on Monday morning, three of her step-chil dren, aged respectively seven, nine and four teen years, by severing their heads from their bodies, and throwing their remains into the fire. She is now in the Columbia county jail. The Chicago Tuibuxe is a paper we Can sincerely commend to every intelligent man in Kansas. It is the ablest and most en terprising jrnper published out of the city of New Tone. All New England, favored as it Is with culture and wealth, does not contain one journal that approaches the Chicago Tribune in ability, life and “power. The great 'West has reason to be prond of it, for ll reflects its energy and fearlessness —all that is best in iU character. The Tribcxb be lieves in Freedom, and the Union-as-U-ought to-be. Its powerful influence Is fully de served. 'Long may it ring out Its rebukes of pro-slavery treason—,V«rrfn;/>or#A Cb.^rj/a- Tlic Way tUe Army la Demoral ized. [Washington Dispatch to the New York Tlmci.J Col. Baker, Chief of the GoTCrumont Detec tive force in this city, yesterday succeeded In unearthing one of the smartest schemes of villainy that has yet been devised to demoral ize the Army of the Potomac since the present war begun. Colonels of regiments, for some time past, have realized that their commands were being reduced fearfully by discharges emanating from this city, but as the descrip tive list of each ouc m turn was formally “ordered,” it was sufficient evidence for them that the discharges were based unon proper documentary evidence of the disability of the applicant, and therefore could not remon strate. But so many have recently been dis charged upon certificates of disability, that now when a man Is placed upon the sick list,it is a common saying among his associates that “he has gone for his discharge pape rs.’ ’ Col. B. has been able to ascertain that many of these pa pers were obtained upon forged Surgeon's certificates, and has arrested, for participating in this business, a Dr. Emerson, and a fallow named Chase. Their office was In the Monu mental Hotel bar-room, near the Kailruad depot. Outside appeared prominently a sign: ‘‘Soldiers' discharge papers obtained here.” This, of course, attracted the attention of soldiers desirous of going home, and for sev eral weeks past the Doctor and his confrerex have carried onaa extensive business. For full papers of disability signed by the said Emerson as an army Surgeon, each soldier was required to pay’ss. Hundreds of these certificates of disability have gone through the regular channel, and the solaiera have ob tained an honorable discharge, entitling them to all the emoluments and benefits to be de rived by any one. The Doctor, when arrested, with the utmost coolness acknowledged his guilt, knowing, it is said, that there is no law under whlchhe can be punished. As a matter of safety, the Doctor and his friend Chasehave been placed in the Capitol prison. jgy* The Government ialakingproperstCps to ascertain the cause of the insult olfcrcd by a Spanish war vessel to one of our mall steam ers, and will demand suitable explanation. gu TIER’S GOODS, WINTER GOODS, DRESS G-OODS, CASSDIERES, HOODS, NUBIAS, SO.VTAGS, And the most extensive and attractive Stock of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods AT WHOLESALE IN CHICAGO. accompanied with money or reference#, secure our beat attention BOWEN BROTHERS, IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS. 72. ?■! and 7G Lake street, Chicago. JyEW ARRIVALS ! BEAD AND BUGLE TR i B#2 BNG S, Jet and Steel Ornaments, COLORED AND COLORED EDGE VELVETS, The Fullest and Handsomest Stock in this City. cm AND SEE THEM. GRATES & nSTOE, feS-ZTM T3 LAKE STREET. PAPER HANGINGS AT WHOLESALE TO THE TRADE, FOR SPRING SALES, At less than N. Y. Pdccs. E. G. E. FAXON, to JLa&e Street, 7Q BEDDING WAREROOMS, 70 LAKE STREET. Purchasers of Beddiug for the Winter, or to re-fumish for Spring, should call and examine. MATTRESSES, Blankets, Comforters, SPREADS, Etc. STEAM CURED FEATHERS. OLD FEATHERS RENOVATED AND 3UXTRESSES HADE OVER, 1E» €fo JLe F'» r SX^G»^ 9 < , A RARE CHANCE TO In vest $1,600. The first of May last I opened a new busloeas not be fore carried on In Chicago, It Is Increasing, and will continue to do so. Capital employed up to October $1,300. then S3OO was added. The net profits oxer pay ing all expenses $1,351.13. as may bo seen on examina tion of the books. It does not require more than one hour each day to conduct It. nor more than an ordi nary business capacity. On account ofUl health I will sell the business for the amount of capital em plovcd. SI,OOO. If applied for soon. Call and examine tie game at lit Randolph street, room <. obbddre** **M. M. MARSH." P. O. Box 4614. Chicago. fe6-z7S>lw HTHE CENTRAL PAPER MILL, INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Is now ready to fill orders fbr Book or Newspaper on short notice, and allowflmrtf. Ad dress ” I. jfoLBNE 4 CO." feS-zra-lm jpRIME MALT BARLEY, to SL6O per bnshel, 84 lbs. Kyo Mali one Boiler, 4 MOBET P.0.80x IST3, fspll’Cl-ly] 9 Board of Trado Building L CORNELL & CO’S SEWING • MACHINES, of all stitches at 135 Lake street. Wilcox * Gibbs* Twisted Loop-Rtltch: Taggsrt A Farr Double-Lock Stitch • Empire Shuttle Leek Stitch. The Simplest. Stillest. Fastest and most perfect to be found. Also, Bamum** " Sxur Smntu " Machine Sup plies. 4c. _ L. COHNEIL & CO.. dcl6-yIS7-6m Box B. Chicago. El. CTORAGE. —Storage for 25,000 barrel* of Flour or ProvijJbr.s. la a convenient location, with low rates ol inaaracea. * tu:o. A. SRAVEI’NR & BRO.. 3 WUct’.Cl'a RuUii:*S. 70 T.ATTE STKEET. —VTc invite • O the attention of tb« trade to our Urge, stock or COSSETS, SKTBTS, HOSIEEY, Velvet and Trimming Ribbons, BUGLE JKD STEEL TBIMMISCS, GUT AKB JETDEESS BUTTONS SILK AND WORSTED Embroidery and Dress Braids, THREADS, See, , &c., AH «5f which we will aWI at lei»* than NEW TORK PRICES for net cash. Close buyers are Invited to call. GRAVES & IRTIIYE, ffrfaTOT 73 LAKE STREET. QLOTH HOUSE. FIELD, BENEDICT & CO., 34 & 30 Daho street. Have now la store the largest stock of COTHS, CASSIMERES, VESTINGS, SATINETS, Sheep’s CS-roys, Bearers, 3?ilots* Heltons, Ami all other goods for MEN'S WEAR, aver exhibited In this market, 3J ekchants are Invited to ex amine our .took of gooda Of all kinds for OFFICER’S UNIFORMS. Blue Cloths, Blue Flannels, Blue Casslmeres. apT-pIQMy Q.EOCEEIES. ETOG, BRIGGS & €O., 75 South Water street, Chicago, Offer for rale AT THE TERT HOTTEST PRICES to CLOSE BUYERS AND PROMPT MEN. a well selected stock of GROCERIES AT WHOLESALE, EMBRACING Sugars, Pish, Teas, Tobacco, Coffees, Rice, Syi'ups, Spices, Molasses, Soaps, I>i*ied. Frnit, WOODEN WARE, and all article* usually Included la their Hue. We bought most of onr goods for cash. and be lieve that vc can make it to the interest of all rmrehaa- Ir.g to thU market to coll and examine our stock before ouylng. EWING. DUIGGS ± CO.. No. 73 South Water street, Chicago. Wn. L. Ewtng. St. LonU, Mo. Thomas Reermans. I Chicago. mylS-rffll-ly THE MUTUAL LIFE nrSHEAHOE COMPANY, OF HEW YORK. FREDERICK S. WCI3TOH, Pres. ACCUMULATED FUND ©9,000,000. ©. CKOXKHITK, Aseut, jalS z!W-?w 6 Clark street. Chicago. JJAWSOX & BARTLETT, Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers la BOOTS AND SHOES, 80 Lake Street, Chicago, HI. We would respectfully call the attention of City aad Country Merchants to our extensive stock of Coot* aad Shoes which we have now to store and are dally re ceiving from our Factary lo Wa»t Bovliteo, Miss., which cooslslsts of a full assortment of those Colebra tcdCustom-Made Patna Klu and Cilf.an J Crala Water- Proof Bools; together with a lull stock of all styles «f FAI.I< AND WINTER GOODS, Of the best quality and mannfkctnre*. which we ara frepared to sell for CASH and prompt paying trade, at :ot-u>n and Now Tork jobbing price*. 77STABLISIIED 1835. Passage Tickets and lUPs Lading between LIVimFPOOL AND IBELAND, and any part of the Western Slates. ■Via “Great Eastern,** Steamsliip, MONTREAL OCEAN STEAMSHIP CO. galling Weekly. Merchant's Line. Old Line.Washington Line and Black Ball Line, of Sailing Vessels. twice a week, fjr Liberal advances made on consignments of Pro duce to Liverpool and Glasgow, sight drain* on Koval Bank of Ireland In ran)!* to suit. I*. O. Kos cuts. J. WAIUSAGK, Agent. pIIICAGO LEAD AND OIL KJ WOIIKSJ Corner Clinton and Fulton Streets West Side. LEAD PIPE, BULLETS, DAB & SHEET LEAD, LINSEED OIL, stot, White Lead, Bed Lead sad Litharge, PUMPS AXD HYDRAULIC RAMS. Order* from the trade solicited. Highest market price paid for Flax Seed. i*. O. Box 6116. E. W. BLATCHFORD. JOHN GRAY, DEALER IS WOODEN’ WARE, BROOMS, Pails, Brashes, Mats, Twines, Cord age, Tubs, Chums, Cradles, "Wagons, Cliairs, Baskets, &c. Nos, 15 Fulton and 202 Front Streets, New York. Ji£s-zl»-tm HOGS, HOGS, HOGS.-AVe are dow prepared to handle LITE AND DRESSED ROCS to the heat advantage. Parties In the country will find It to their Interest to ship their pork to us. We will guarantee quick sales at the HIGHEST MARKET PRICES, sndimmmedlatc returns. BATES, STONE & CO., rteO-xOWVfrn VlTSonth Water street. Chicago. Q-EOGEEIES. 1C & 18 STATE STREET. G. C. COOK & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERIES. Cash buyers arc Invited to examine onr Slock. nobly J'O LIVERPOOL. STEA3I WEEKLT”FUO3I NEW TO2K, Landing and embarking passengers at QUEENSTOWN, IRELAND. Liverpool, Hew YorkaadPhiladelphia STEUISHIP CO3PAXT, Will dlfpatch every Saturday one of their foil power Clyde-built Iron steamships. Tons. Tons. Cltr of New York WO I CUyof BilHmoro TJfiT City of Washington. I City of Manchester....Jie3 ./Etna 2215 I Kdingbargb 3107 Kangaroo IST* i Glasgow I?l! Rates of passagaaslow as any other line. Persons wishing to bring out their friends from Eng land or Ireland can bn? tickets In Chicago to great ad vantage, either by steam or s ill. . , . These steamers hare superior accommodations, and carry experienced surgeons. They are built la tight lto?f SECnoKi. and carry patent are aanihUa tots. Forfurtbcr In-orMtion A . c . t> 31* Clark street. Chlesgo. tW Exchange on Europe sold in sums of £1 jsd n wards. mhAJ-nM-ly T> ECEIVER’S SALE.—In pnrsn- XV' arce ot the decree of the Honorable Circuit Cowtot Coot County. I stall sell at public auction. On aronday* Uie XGt2a day of Februay, AT 265 KTNZTE STREET, * «. it.. Rrewerv formerly occupied by Dickinson * cV «“ ?sSot 3 nit .treklo tie city ofClto, «ii Sic rroi*erty heloaclnc to the late firm of Dickin son & Co . consisting of about 600 ihfl barrel* Ale and Porter. coc bushels Malt and Barley. 4 bales lions, 4 Beer Tuns. , 25* half barrel* Singlings. 4 barrels Malt WhUky. 700 barrel *, hall barrel* aad quarters, l Iron Safe, 1 Platform Seale. 46 Ice Boxes. 4 Team lloisc*. 2 sets of Double Harness. 3 Wagons, AI«o.«n the StaifetetoeslnE to; Orst-cIaM Brewery. Also, all the book account* of the late firm of Dick- Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, at street. fdiz'iS'it ». n, GRAY. Receiver. jyjONEY TO LOAN ©n I reproved Inside Property, Worth double the amount loaned. Must be In sums not It->A ti.au SS,CCO. UIUGINSON 4 JAMES. j-.SI rtCC-1-Ji No. 1 Clark street. J7P.ENCK ARTIFICIAL EYES. AXOTUST. LARGE LOT OF FEEEOH ARTIFICIAL EYES, Jastrccclvcdby CALE BROTHERS, Wholesale and Retail DruggUta, tUndolnh street. [ Chicago. dobs x^SViy gTKTKEB & CO., 141 LAKE STREET, Arc now offering TIIEIR ENTIRE STOCK 07 winter cloaks .A.T COST! Comprising all tUc bent styles in market. Shawls of every description. WOOLEN HOODS, SKATING CAPS, SOKTAGS, NUBIAS, SCARFS, COMFOBTEHS, A« t- AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. To close the Season. ¥OOL BED BLAMETS At less price than they can now be bought for. DKESS GOODS, GLOVES, HOSIERY, a.yd mmsoxs, 500 best styles of Balmoral Skirts , AT LOW FIGURES. fyilic attention of the tmdeUcaUed to the above goods. STRTKEU & CO., 11l LASK STRSST. mylD-rtiS-ly gKATING PARKS NOW OPJ^NT FOR THK SEASON. if You want Skates go to BARNUM BROS, 1-38 Lake St, and see the SHELL GROOVE SKATE. NORTHWEST SKATE, Boston Eocber Skate WHITE BUFFALO SKATE, Aad all other patterns cow la use. BARNUM BROS., No. 133 Lake street, between Clark and lasalle streets. 'J'HE GREAT INDIAN MEDICINE, COMPOUNDED FROM zn. ' CHEROKEE CURE. AN UNFAILING CUKE for Woakae.**. Emlwlon. la potency. Lcs* of Power, Pain.* in the Back. Stone In the Bladder. Obitructed and Dltflcnlt Menatrua tloD, sod all Diseases caused by Deviating from the Path of Nature, viz: Weakness of the Back anil Limbs. DimucM of bight. Loss of Memory. Confu sion of Ideas. Depression of Spirits, Evil Forebod ing*. Norvona Irritability. Self distrust Love of Solitude. Dl*pcpsl». Cough.Symptoms ofCouiUmp tlon.Ac. fW~ And a* a general Female Medicine It has no •final. It brings the tounz female lonn to perfection, giving rlchce-s to liie'bh’od and vigor t>> the nerves, causing health and happiness to sparkle tn the down cs.-t and saddened eve. the rosy bloom of health to beautify the faded cheek. fkruy the use of this “CUBE” all Improper dis charges are removed. Either *cx contemplating marriage, should re sect that a sound mir'd aad body are necessary to pro mote connubial happiness. enervated youth, the over-won man of bnslne**.tke victim of nervon* depression, the individual suffering tom general debility. or fron weakness, will *ll And Immediate and permanent re lief from the use of this great INDIAN BE3IEDT. t,!TTo tho*c who have trilled with their constitution, until they think themselvesbeyoud the reach of medi cal aid we would <*y: Never Despair! The “Cherokee Caro” Mill relieve you after nil Quack Doctors have failed !! rF-It deals with disease a* It exist*, not only strik ing at the very seat and removing the cunso upon which It depend*, but It rebuild* the broken constitu tion, rarrvlnc life and health through every vain aal wp'tusin onoix. Tfryiio "CHEROKEE CUBE" I«pntm» Ins highlr concent! atod form—the doeo onlv being from one-hsff to one teaepoonfti!, throe time* per day. One bottle rarely fdl*u> effect a permanent cure, do matter how long thedl«oa*e may have existed. ITTTtI* safe and pleasant in ta*tc, hot Immediate h action! IT CONTAINS NO MINERAL POISON.but U prepared from pure vegetable extract*, la the form Of a delicious sj’nip. gifFor particular*, get a Clrcnlar, FBEE. from ahy Drug Store In the country; or write to the Proprietor, who will rrai! FKEK. a full Treatise in pamphlet fom. firPm^v—j- per r.ott>. or three bottle* for $3, and forwarded by Express to all parti of the world. iJT&o'.d by all respectable Druggists ovary where. Dr. W. E. HEEWIH Sole Proprietor 6 South Fourth Street, SAINT LOUIS. MO. SMITH & r> w ye n , No. M Lake street. ■Wholesale and Detail Agent*, and sold by all DrngsbM In Chicago. oJiTtOTsMTiy-sowdy ISIP® Merit alone make** SEWING MACHINE valuable The peopie are perceiving that glowing repreeaaat lions are not merit. *° purchase only SEWING MACHINE of known practical utility. There arc 106.000 Machines la tx»c ia this country aad Europe. ThL« Machine U PROFITABLE and AVAILABLE A LIFETIME. It L« equal to TEN Seamatreaaes. AN ANNUAL DiviDEND of 100 to SOO percent, (oo m cost) may be obtained In use—by its possessor. TaU Is tlie only SEWING MACUINZ In the world nuking the LOCK STITCH with the UUTATINO BOOK, and uelcz the FOOT. GEORGE B. CHITTENDEN, General Agent for Blind*, Wisconsin. lowa. Norther* Indiana. Minnesota and Kansu ty“Clrculan» maybe had on application or Ly mh3l-nS76-ly mbm The "FLORENCE" SEWING MACHINES raaka POUKPrryuRXST stitche* on onoand the »am« Machine. Thus the lock, norma loci. double knot aad etot. ai! of which make the -esm alike on both sides of the fabric. Hither or all can he produced while the 1U chine Is In modon. Thev hare the extswstbls t*tp motiow which en able* the operator to hare the work carry either way. or to change the direction and fasten the end of teams, whlA. together with making a long and a shortatltcli, is done simply done by turning a thumb screw. Their mStion* are an rojnrri. There are no springe to get out of order. They are to simple that She Inexperienced can work them perfectly and withes**. They are soiacuss, and can be worked where qulatil necassary. THEY are the FASTEST SEWERS lath# WORLD making flvestltchM in coon revolution. Thcroli ao drew**. Thalr STITCH la the wonder ot ail, because oflucombinedKiAancfTT, strength and nrurrr Agents wanted throughout the Western country With a small Investment of capital, a profitable huat can be readily established. For circulars and jam* pie of work, address FIOEENCE SEWIBO MACHETE 00.. Post QtUce BoxilC. Salesroom, Lake street. aottiCGly THE oldest sewing ma- JL CHINK IMHK WORLD. TKE! OE.XG-I3STA.Xj. HOWE SEWING MACHINES. Invented In IS4s—Perfected in isss. Flsnal reward to the great American Inventor— five Premium* taken by the Howe Sewing Machine at the International World's Fair tola season la London. Eng land, where the HOWE MACHINE Took the Imperial Gold Medal as the first highest Pre mium for excellency of Machine; also four other Gold Medals as First Premiums for the four different grades of work; also four Honorable Mentions for good work* comprising ths only Premiums glren. either fbr exeel- Icncj'br for work. Thus the Original Howe Sewiig Bacniae, from which all others derive their vitality, has established lUelf by taking five Gold Medals oat et six. and roar Honorable Mentions out of fire, si a World's Fair, where all of theleadiag Sewing Machine** both In this country and Europe, were on trial, aaton bv*t Sewing Machine In the world. .. .. . gzr Agents wanted In the Western and Northwe**- ei circulars, containing fun descriptions of Machines, can be had on application, or seat by man. Address j.9,oliTa.ii> -General Western Agent. 65 Lake tire*. Chicago myn-d-ly.