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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. \
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
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,
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
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
“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
“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.
[From Our Own Correspondent.]
Si'no.oriKU), Feb. 6, ISM.
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
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.
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
• 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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Position of “Kentucky Union
ists” on Slaves In the Army—An
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
(Signed) J. T. Borne, Brig. Gen.
[Official.! A. C. Semple, I
Ase’t Adi’t General, f
[.Endorsed on the back.]
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
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-,
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.
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'
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:
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
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.
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
[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.
And the most extensive and attractive Stock of
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods
accompanied with money or reference#,
secure our beat attention
72. ?■! and 7G Lake street, Chicago.
TR i B#2 BNG S,
Jet and Steel Ornaments,
The Fullest and Handsomest Stock
in this City.
At less than N. Y. Pdccs.
to JLa&e Street, 7Q
Purchasers of Beddiug for the
Winter, or to re-fumish for Spring,
should call and examine.
Blankets, Comforters,
1E» €fo JLe F'» r SX^G»^ 9 < ,
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
Is now ready to fill orders fbr Book
or Newspaper on short notice, and allowflmrtf. Ad
dress ” I. jfoLBNE 4 CO." feS-zra-lm
to SL6O per bnshel, 84 lbs.
Kyo Mali one Boiler, 4 MOBET
P.0.80x IST3, fspll’Cl-ly] 9 Board of Trado Building
• 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
Velvet and Trimming Ribbons,
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.
34 & 30 Daho street.
Have now la store the largest stock of
Sheep’s CS-roys, Bearers, 3?ilots*
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
Blue Cloths, Blue Flannels,
Blue Casslmeres.
75 South Water street, Chicago,
a well selected stock of
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
©. CKOXKHITK, Aseut,
jalS z!W-?w 6 Clark street. Chicago.
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers la
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
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
and any part of the Western Slates.
■Via “Great Eastern,** Steamsliip,
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.
Corner Clinton and Fulton Streets West Side.
stot, White Lead, Bed Lead sad Litharge,
Order* from the trade solicited. Highest market
price paid for Flax Seed. i*. O. Box 6116.
Pails, Brashes, Mats, Twines, Cord
age, Tubs, Chums, Cradles,
"Wagons, Cliairs, Baskets, &c.
Nos, 15 Fulton and 202 Front Streets,
New York.
dow prepared to handle
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
sndimmmedlatc returns. BATES, STONE & CO.,
rteO-xOWVfrn VlTSonth Water street. Chicago.
G. C. COOK & CO.,
Cash buyers arc Invited to examine
onr Slock. nobly
Landing and embarking passengers at
Liverpool, Hew YorkaadPhiladelphia
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,
* «. 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.
©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.
Wholesale and Retail DruggUta, tUndolnh street.
[ Chicago. dobs x^SViy
Arc now offering
winter cloaks
Comprising all tUc bent styles
in market.
Shawls of every description.
To close the Season.
At less price than they can now be bought for.
a.yd mmsoxs,
500 best styles of Balmoral Skirts
fyilic attention of the tmdeUcaUed to the above
if You want Skates go to
BARNUM BROS, 1-38 Lake St,
and see the
Boston Eocber Skate
Aad all other patterns cow la use.
No. 133 Lake street, between Clark and
lasalle streets.
zn. '
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
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
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
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,
r> w ye n ,
No. M Lake street.
■Wholesale and Detail Agent*, and sold by all DrngsbM
In Chicago. oJiTtOTsMTiy-sowdy
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
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.
General Agent for Blind*, Wisconsin. lowa. Norther*
Indiana. Minnesota and Kansu
ty“Clrculan» maybe had on application or Ly
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
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
Post QtUce BoxilC.
Salesroom, Lake street. aottiCGly
THE oldest sewing ma-
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
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

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