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(Eljiccigu tribune.
The defeat of the bill in Congress to en
large tbc Illinois and Michigan and the
Erie Canals, has fixed the attention of the
entire West upon the necessity of greatly
Increased facilities to transport her rapidly:
increasing products to the ocean. The
meeting to be held to-night is in no
sense, as charged by some Eastern papers,
a political movement It is simply a con
tinuation of the efforts inaugurated in 1855
by the Boards of Chicago, Toronto, and
pther cities upon the Lakes and the St
Lawrence, to call attention to the growth
of the West, and to induce the opening of
new and enlarged channels of transit to
the ocean. Our commercial readers have
Dot foigottep that a convention of delegates
was held in Toronto on the 13th of Sep
tember, 1855, from Oswego, Chicago,
(Geo. Steele, and Wm. Bross, Esqs., dele
gates,) Toronto, Barre, the county of
Simcoe, and otherplaces,thc result of which
was a survey of the route between the
Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario, by Kivas
Tully, Esq., and Col. Mason of this city,
showing the entire feasibility of that route
for a ship canal for vessels of a thousand
tons burthen. The commercial crash of
1857-8 mid the depression that followed,
stopped the discussion of this and similar
projects; but in the meantime the produc
tion of the West has gdne on increasing,
till the produce seeking transit to the ocean
has completely clogged up all our avenues?
and freights have become so enormous
that little or no profit is left to the pro
ducing classes. To make this enormous
increase the more evident, we present the
following statistics taken from our commer
cial tables heretofore published:
Total receipts of Grain (flour into wheat) for foot
• Bushels.
1659. ••...80,003,223
1860 8*5.504,772
1661 64.093,219
1862 53,619,191
Total shipments of Grain (flour into wheat) for
four years:
_ Bushels.
1859 10,753,795
1660 31,256,097
1961 49.363.331
1662 „ 66,720,100
Total receipts of Hogs (Live and Dressed) from
Oct. Ist to Feb. 21st, for three years:
Season 38G0-C1 324,770
**• 1861-62 720.130
“ 1602-68 ; 1,193,924
, The total packing of hogs this season will foot
up oj-er 800,000. *
‘ The total receipts of Beef Cattle from Oct. Ist to
Feb. Slst for two years:
Season 1861-62 62.626
“ 1862-66... „ . 87,923
The claims of the West having been
ignored by Congress, all that we <hn do is
to famish the facts and the figures to Can
ada, and through her, if she choose to for
ward them, to the parent Government,
showing the extent of the present and
protective resources of the West, and the'
legitimate effect to be hoped from this
movement is the enlargement of the Wel
land Canal, or the construction of the
Georgian Bay or the Ottawa Ship Canal,
in accordance with the best interests
of all parties on both sides of the
Atlantic. Should these great commercial
arteries or either of them be opened, New
York would have no more right to com
plain and to demand that our vast products
should pass through 'her hands than she
had to ask that the cotton of the great val
ley of the continent should be shipped
from lief docks instead of those of New
Orleans. What the West needs is direct
trade with Europe, and both England and
Canada will find it vastly to their advan
tage to remove all obstacles from one of
the great natural water courses of the con
.linent, and give the vast commerce of the
West the lafgest liberty of transit to the
CReaiL So far as Canada is concerned, the
mere statement of the proposition carries
with it the mos < convincing argument.
The statesmen of England are beginning
rightly to appreciate tbe importance of the
agricultural riches of the West to their
own people. Statistics recently received,
show that in round numbers England im-‘
ported from other countries daring the last
year of cereals, one hundred and eighty
millions of bushels. Of this amount, about
one third was received from this country,*
and Mr. Cobdcn in a recent speech
at Rochdale, stated that had not
this been received from America, all the
gold in - Lombard street could not have
bought it, for all the nations of the old
world had not the surplus to sell them.
Hence it is that to England the food is
vastly more important than the cotton
question. The freight to Liverpool now
takes seven-eighths of the value of the
com shipped; that is, of eight bushels ot
com starting from Illinois,-it takes seven
of them .to lay the eighth down in Liver
pool. Reduce the freight twenty
. per cent, and England will
buy a hundred and twenty instead of
sixty millions of grain, from the West.
And besides, if the Canadian canals be en
larged, cattle by.the tens of thousands can
be shipped alive to the Liverpool market
The amount of pork, provisions and other
products that would seek an European
market by the Canadian canals, were they
sufficiently enlarged tobring down freights
• to a proper figure, is practically without
limit The ,rapid increase of Western
products, as shown by the above tables,
win continue to the astonishment of the
commercial world, if these products can
only find a remunerative market. Vast as
they now are, the West has but just begun
to pour her exhaustless treasures into the
store houses of the world.
But* the. mev opportunity to buy our
products in ten-fold greater quantities, and
at greatly reduced rales,*is by no means
all the advantage that England and Cana
da would reap from the enlargement pf her
St Lawrence canals. The West wants,
and is able to ■ pay for immense quantities
of the manufactures of England, and their
consumption would be limited only by the
capacity of English and labor to
supply the. demand. Goods will corneas
return freight, and to pay for produce, and
thus the channels of commerce would be
always full.
These fects, and euch as these, presented
% to the Canadian and Imperial Govern
inents, sure, in the end, to produce
the desired result. All men who study the
subject will come to the same conclu
sion enunciated by one of the Chicago del
egates at the Toronto meeting in 1855. "We
reproduce the paragraph, albeit some of
the figures are now sadly “behind the
If tlie products of the West, gathered from
only 50,000 square miles,Jiave built up a city
of 83,000 people in the short space of eighteen
years—for it is only a few months more thin
that since it was Incorporated—who dares to
cstiznatewhMt the next twenty years.wlll.ac
complish? I once heard Capt. Hugnnin, a
veteran sailor of onr city, who commenced
his eventful career on Lake Ontario in 1812,
alter referring to the growth and the endless
productivb value of the products of tbe West,
say, that “ the great God, when he made fhe
mighty West, made also the lakes and the
mighty St. Lawrence to float its commerce to<
to the oceanand I might add. as well at
tempt to lead the boiling current of Niagara
to the eca in hose pipe, as to ship the pro
ducts of these 700.000 square miles to the
iv 6 ** Erieand Welland Canals, and all
« now or hereafter to be con
strutted. The West needs tbe Georgian Bay
wid °thcr avenue to the ocean
that can possibly be opened. •
that ‘‘nigger worshipper.*’
The policy of Napoleon in the employ
meat of black soldiers in bis tvar with
Mexico, has not only astonished- but con
founded the Copperheads. Thathe of allthc
rulere in Christendom—he who is’ using all
his diplomatic efforts to secure from the
principal European powers a recognition of
the Confederacy, and, to that extent, aiding
' and comforting the Northern sympathizers
who are laboring to indirectly attain the
same result—should not only theoretically
but practically endorse all that the most
advanced of the Union men of the
North contend for in relation to ’ the
black race, is a rebuff /or which his
allies here have only curses to give in re
turn. And their wrath is exaggerated by
tbe fact that tho men.whom he has
taken Into his service are in all
respects the inferiors of the Amer-.
lean slave. They are semi-baibariaas,
to whom our civilization and our religion
arc hateful, and who, on the battle-field,
will not he sustained in their bloody work
by any code save that which gives such a
sanguhltiy character to all contests in
which savages engage. Such of them as
are not Mahometans are heathens or idol
aters, and all alike are scarce one degrde
removed from the moral and social status
of the subjects of His Majesty, the other
Emperor or King—he of Dahomey. Let
loose in a Mexican town, no possible re
straints could prevent them from enacting,
with new forms of diabolism, all the hor
rors that barbarism and ferocity, quickened
by the shrieks of women and children and
the blood of men, have ever been able to
TJesc arc the allies that the friend of the
Confederates has called to his aid. And
the usages of warfare-and the enlightened
opinion of all Europe will justify their em
ployment Only in this country have we
the maudlin sentimentality that sniffles
over the,., enlistment of Christian men
because they fiappen to be black.
In another column wo print at length
the proceedings of many regimental meet
ings of the soldiers in the field, from
which, as they are so reliable an index of
the temper of the whole army, the Copper
heads who have been begging for an in
famous peace at the cost of the Union and
the national honor, may leam what fate
awaits them when our brave boys, more
than one hundred thousand strong, and
almost every man an Abolitionist and a
voter, returns flushed with the glory of vic
tory. "We trust that not one of our read
ers will lay down this paper until he secs
what the gallant fellows in front of the
enemy have to say.
Our readers will find interesting the fol
lowing brief summary of the two Finance
measures respectively originating io» the
House and Senate, upon which a Commit
tee of Conference from both Houses is now
in session.
• nones bill.
1. $900,000,000 of twenty years bonds, bearing
not over C per cent. Interest, to be sold at the mar
8. $400,000,000 of three years Treasury notes,
hearing not over G per cent. Interest, payable in
coin ; the notes to be always exchangeable for Uni
ted States notes. *
8. $300,009,006 legal tender notes'.
4. $50,000,000 fractional currency.
6. Coupons on bonds and notes to he receivable
for duties.
* 6. Bank circulation to be taxed 1 percent, ac
cording to a sliding scale.
7. The Secretary to keep accounts in solvent
banks. *
1. $900,000,00Q,0f bonds, which may runforly
years, with interest at C per cent.; to be sold at
market price.,
2. $400,000,000 of three years Treasury notes,
bearing not over 0 per cent, interest payable in
current money / said notes to be a legal tender for
their fact.
8. Only $50,000,000 more of legal tender notes In
addition to the $109,000,000, authorized Jan. 17, to
pay the army. ,
4. Fractional currency unlimited.
5. Coupons not to be receivable for duties.
6. Bank circulation to he taxed 2 per cent; 1 per
cent, payable every six months.
7. The Secretary to keep accounts exclusively In
the Sub-Treasury.
The worst opponent of a reduction
of the duty on paper, of the Committee of
Ways and Means, is Hon. Justin Morrill of
Vermont. The reason of his fixed hostil
ity is now explained: he is said to be a
share-holder in a paper miU.
Twenty millions of people are interested
in having the paper duties reduced, and a.
, score or two of Eastern paper manufactur
ers are interested in retaining the high pro
hibitoiy,tarifl on the article, that they may
be able to overcharge publishers and estab
lish a grinding and oppressive monopoly.
Morrill goes for the interests of the few
against the many, and cares nothing for
great masses provided a few Eastern mo
nopolists are protected. Is such a man fit
for a member of the Committee of Ways
and Means?
CST* The struggle for the nomination'for
Mayor of this city, at the hands of the
Democratic party* is Kkely to develop a
schism that no diplomacy can heal. The
War Democrats are so alarmed and in
censed hy the undisguised treason of the
Time*, that they have resolved to give their
suffrages to no man who reflects the tem
per and policy of that sccesh concern;
while the veritable Copperheads, compris
ing nearly all the emigrants from the slave
Slates, are equally deUnuincd that no man
who believes in shooting the rebels for the
sake of preserving the Union, shall suc
ceed. The fight is a pretty one as it
stands. * .
How tlie Kebcls Oct the Hews.
It is undeniably the fact that while Seward
was carefully concealing from the loyal people
of these States, the destination of the Banks
expedition, the secret ofJts course and termi
nation was in the possession of Jeff Davis,
and the rebels of the Crescent City. Much
curiosity has been expressed to know how
this strange result may be brought about, and
now we answer it as follows: Seward, in an
swer to the remonstrances of the French Min
ister, against the administration of General
Butler, told Mercier that the Government in
tended to supplant him will General Banks.
Mercier wrote this matter to the French Con
sul at New Orleans; the latter communicated
it to the French Consul at Richmond, and the
latter of course turned the Information to Jett
Davis. Would it not be better hereafter, if
Consuls who arc accredited to this Govern
ment are to be allowed to exercise their cxe
quators in -Confederate cities, that Mr. Seward
should send his news to Jeff. Davis direct. By
the bye is not this matter of the residence ot
of Foreign Consuls in Confederate porta with
their sealed mails from Washington, a proper
inquiry for the Congress ?
Arc lUe freed Marcs an Expense
to the Country?
• The Copperheads have wasted much breath
in circulating the falsehood that the freed
slaves cmplbyed by the Government at Port
Boyal arc a vast expense to the
country—that white men arc taxed .to sup
port lazy niggers, &c. Official foilormatlon
having been called for by Congress, the Secre
tary of the Treasury replies that there lias
been expended for agricultural implements,
$77,051; for the purchase of the schooner
Flora, $31,350; for white labor, $83,748; for
colored labor, $34,527. Total expenses, $225,-
705. From this expenditure has been realized
$720,984. Deducting the above expenses,
there remains On, hand from tids fund $501,-
279. The Secretary says that no expenditure
whatever has been made from the Treasury on
account of the cultivation of the plantations
or the collection of cotton, or the Vocational
or benevolent care of the laborers. The ra
tions furnished by the War Department were
: paid for ty the use of the Flora. More than
half a million of dollars was saved by these
operations, and is in the hands of the Assist
ant Treasurer at New York.
Our Relations With France.
. We trust the House of Representatives will
lose no time in completing tbe bill just passed
by the Senate, authorizing the issue of letters
of marque and reprisal. We hope that Con
gress will not adjourn without having made
full provision for strengthening our navy and
for putting our seaport towns In a condition
for defence. In a word, we expeot them to
make preparations, for a foreign tear, —such
preparations as shall at once befit onr dignity
and consult onr safety.
We Irfre come with great reluctance to the
conclusion, which the entreat of events has
nevertheless forced upon us, that the French
Emperor is seriously contemplating the Idea
of breaking onr blockade of the rebel ports,
between now and tbe first of April, and that
he will welcome rather than deprecate war as
the consequence of that act, if events can be
so shapedns to give him the prospective con
trol of a cotton growing district on the bord
ers of the Gulf of Mexico. It is well known
that very large purchases of cotton on French
,llaTe keen made, in the Southern
kavc already been distinctly
cotton mußl bf Ifuvc^ 0 nf *** ‘“*f
his special nnd taJXt '“gm.ge of
the declarations or the
La Xation, the tenor of the tbl!m ’
cral tone of tho Ministerial jonrali,’ d g '“'
recently changed language of the Übe«w ß ,
combine to show that this Is tho policy which
the French Emperor has resolved to carry
out. “There remains nothing for ns to do/’
says a recent number of Tm Kalian, “ but .to
present ourselves to the people of the South
to buy the cotton which they only consent to
-deliver into ourhands, and with the certitude
that it will not tall into those of the Federate.
To present ourselves iclth money and cannon ;
the money to pay, and the cannon to force our
t cay, if ang one should pretend to bar the passage
—that is the solution.” We have no doubt,
whatever, that our people will, without dis
tinction of party, meet that hostile out
rage upon our .Independence and our
honor by the most resolute defiance; and wo
trust Congress will put the country in a 'po
sition to make that resistance effectual.
the Copperhead Retreat in XII,
The New York Trihunt says it is reported
upon apparently trustworthy authority that
the Copperhead Legislature of Illinois, which
adjourned on Monday without ‘passing the
hills by which it was hoped to wrest the mili
tary power of the State from the hands of its
Governor and to send Commissioners in the
name of the State to treat for peace with Jett
Davis, received the Instructions, under which
it finally acted, from Gov. Seymour of New
York. It is said he sent a message to Spring
field to the general effect, that the Copper
heads there were ruining the prospects of the
party for the next election, and that in order
to insure future triumphs it was necessary to
be more cautious now.
A Letter from Gen. Scott called for.
There is & significance, not at first apparent,
in Mr. ■ Wijmot’s resolution, which was
adqpted in the Senate, calling on the Secre
tary of War for a copy of a letter written to
him by Gen: Scott, Oct. 4, 1801. This letter
will show that Gen. McClellan treated Gen.
Scott with personal disrespect while the lat
ter was Commander-In-Chief—to such on ex
tent that a court martial would have been de-«
manded, but for fear of injury which the
consequent revulsions would do the caus| in
showing insubordination in an officer of such
rank. It also shows Gen. Scott’s determina
tion to resign his position as soop as Gen.
Hallcck should have arrived from California!
to aid the Government with his counsels and
Court Hlartial of Con. Franklin
Another Court Martial is looming np at Wash
ington, and the object of it, in this case, is to
be Gen. 4 Franklin, one of the McClellan clan. It
will embrace his failure to reinforce Pope*at*
Centerville, during the Fitz John treason; it
will further embrace his remarkable refusal
to march to the relief of Harper’s Ferry,
though at seven miles distance for twenty
four hours, with positive orders in his pocket;
and it will likewise embrace bis still more in
explicable conduct at Fredericksburg—and
after it At Fredericksburg, Franklin was en
trusted with the main movement on the left.
He had forty thousand of his own men and
Burnside gave him, in addition, the two best
divisions which had belonged to Hooker. His
orders were to attack wi'h his whole force
and be sure to penetrate the enemy’s lines
and fall upon his rear, and this diversion
would have enabled Samner to surely break
bis center, instead of following out
these orders, Franklin made the at
tack with two - slim divisions,
under Meade, aud when the latter had gal
lantly driven the enemy for a mile and a half,
Franklin—in the true ifcClellan and Fitz John
Torter line ol tactics—refused* tb send him
reinforcements. The result was, Sumner
failed to penetrate the centre, and thousands
of our brave youth were uselessly slaughtered
in endeavoring to break through the massed
forces of the enemy. We arc Informed that
General Burnside, than whom a more hon
orable man never lived, attributes the loss
‘of this bitter battle, entirely to Frank
lin’s .wilful disobedience of orders.”
Another of the complaints which Burnside
makes against Franklin is, that when he had
his next battle planned. Gen. Franklin sent
• Generals Newton and John Cochrane, up to
Washington, to denounce its method, and
have it countermanded by the President.
This we know from independent evidence to
have been the fact, knd we also know, that
these parties first called on Seward,
laid before him their information
and intentions, and through him, on
this showing, obtained access -to the
President. Burnside insists that If he had not
been Interfered with by the counter orders of
the President, which were thus obtained, he
would have made himself master of the Con
federate camp. We think that the action of
Seward and Franklin in the premises,iss’rong
evidence in favor ol that probability. It is
thought that there can be but one result to
this court-martial of Franklin. After that we
shall hope to see atrial of McClellan.— Wilke's
Copperhead Fizzle at Dubuque.
The Copperheads of Dubuque, lowa, un
dertook to get up a treasonable manifestation
in that city that would be a “ terror to the
tyrants at Washington not to the rebels In
the South —hut the whole thing was a com
plete fizzle. The only speaker that appeared
was lltnry Clay Dean, better known as the
“lowa pole-cat,” and he howled treason for
three hours. Hc**e arc some “elegant ex
tracts” from his effort:
The Union commencedwliha Government; It
has ended as det-potlem—and such a diepotlsm
never, newr, [a howl], never [a shriek], NEVER,
la squall, before cursed the earth I
There Is scarcely a right ofmanklnd that has not
been violated by this Administration.
The great armies of tbe Union are fighting fora
The liberty of the Press has been overthrown
[alluding to ihe-destrnction of the Keokuk Con*ti
tution oflice by a mob of soldiers] and ‘civil war
ha* con.menctdin laical
The niggers of the South are freer to-day than
the white men of the North.
The secret purpose of all Mr. Lincoln’s tyranny
is to make the negro the equal of the white man.
Sugar Growers’ Convention.—A conven
tion of sorghum sugar growers is called to
meet in tbe city of Madison, Wisconsin, on
the 4th and sth of March next. This will
afford the sugar growers of this State an op
portunity to exhibit samples of sugar, and to
compare notes with prodneers from other sec
tions of the country. Much may be learned
in this way, relative to the' influence of soil,
manner of culture, and process of manufac
ture. There should be a convention of sugar
and cotton growers in this State. Who will
set the ball in motion, if it has not already
been done?
What Daniel Webster Thought.—Dan
iel Webster, in a speech delivered in. Wash
ington just thirteen years ago, gave it as his
opinion, that “If tbe infernal fanatics and ab
olitionists ever get, the power into their
hands, they will override tbe Constitution,
set the Supreme Court at defiance, change and
make laws to suit themselves, lay violent
hands on those who differ from them In their
opinions or dare question their infallibility,
and finally bankrupt the country, and deluge
it with blood.-"
The above extract is going the rounds of the
Copperhead journals. A more infernal lie
and forger}'was never started. DaniA Web
ster never said anything of the kind in a
speech at Washington, or any other place.
We defy the Copperheads to produce the
'Newspaper Change.—The Quincy Herald
announces that Mr. Cadogan, one of the pro
prietors of that paper, has sold out his inter
est to Gen. J. W. Singleton, and the Herald
will hereafter be conducted by Singleton &
Brooks. The Herald has been heretofore in
tensely Copperhead, while Gen. Singleton Is
known as a determined War Democra*. This
looks as if a change of policy had been agreed
upoq by the proprietors of the HeraJd t and
that the maliguants were to be pushed over
HT’ "While every schooner cap'ured by the*
Confederate pirates offers occasion for a small
panic in the newspapers, we arc apt to forget
that something has been done and is being
done on the other side. * An official report
just made reveals tho fact that already 118
prize cases have been decided, the amount of
sales footing up over $2,003,000, of which
about 80 per cent, is to be divided. There
have been in all over SCO vessels taken: S5
steamships, 6 ships, 13 brigs, 224 schooners,
22 sloops, 15 barks and 53 smaller boats.
Twelve counties of New York State,
electing 188 Supervisors, held their elections
last week, resulting In the choice of 10S Re
publican Unionists, and SO Democrats, an in
crease to the latter over last spring of just 17.
This increase Isover the vote of last spring]
and not that of last fall. Instead of the indi
cation* being toward a largely increased Dem
ocratic majority over last fall, they give rea
son to "hope that that majority will be reduced,
If not entirely overcome.
An Unmitigated Snob.—An Englishman,
who writes himself “ Marquis of Huntington,”
has been stopping in New York a short time.
*A few days since he appeared at a private
party in that city decorated .with a sccesh in
signia in his button-hole, bat on the 'alterna
tive of being put out of the house, he took it
out. This fellow is one of the house of Cav
endish, and has been feted and made much of
by the citizens of New York. The Toombs Is
the proper place for him.
The Hhadquaktebs. —lt is a mistake to
suppose that there exists a regulation of the
# War Department, requiring general officers to
occupy the finest furnished houses they can
find in towns and cities, While their troops
are quartered jn fents. Suchis notthe case.
The erroneous impression that there Is such
' a regulation, originated and obtained currency
solely from the usage of some of our conferva -
(it* Generals.
A Dangekocs Phecedent,— Tho New York
VoumaJ <f Commerce, Pccksnlffian Copper
head, thinks the action of our Western sol
diers, in regard to traitors at home, forms a
“ dangerous precedent.” We think it is dan
gerous to the Copperheads.
laS£" Hon. Roger Sherman Baldwin, former
ly Governor of Connecticut, United States
Senator, Ac., and a grandson of Roger Sbor
man, the Revolutionary patriot, died at hi*
home in New Haven, on the 19th, *
The Soldiers open their Batteries
on the Copperheads.
The Copperheads Fired Into with
Shells, Shot, Canister, Grape
and Musketry.
Jackson, Team, Feb. 18,1863.
Editors Chicago Tribune:
Ton will confer a favor upon the public, and
also upon the soldiers of this command, by
publishing the following resolutions. Wc
wish to let onr friends at home know what
our real sentiments are, as soldiers, and cor
rect a false impression put forth by dema
Whereas, The Government of the United States
is engaged In a Just and.righteous war, to crush
armeu rebellion and restore honorable peace and
unity to our country; and,
Whereas, A few demagogues, who have ob
tained place and-power, under false pretenses, in
some of the Northern States, are openly exhibiting
theirsympathy with traitors, and doing all they can
to trammel, discourage and defeat the Government
ofthe United States; and, >.
Whereas, It has been claimed by some of these
demagogues, that they Lave the sympathy and co
operation of the soldiers in the field, thereby dis
heartening the friends and encouraging the ene
mies ofthe Union: therefore, be it
Rescind, That the Government which was be
queathed to us by the patriots of '7B, to establish
which they pledged “their lives, their fortunes
and their sacred honors,” is fully worthy of the
same pledge and sacrifice on our part, for its main
tenance and preservation.
Retolred, That while we deplore the consequence
of civil war, we, nevertheless, wage it ir a spirit of
ardent patriotism, and a reverence fortSc memory
and blood of onr fathers, and proclaim the earnest
ness of our pnrpose, our conviction of the justice
of onr cause, ana our determination not to laydown
onr arms until the integrity of the Government
and the supremacy of the Constitution are fully
and unequivocally recognized.
Resolved. Thai we are unalterably opposed to
anyannietice or cessation ofhostlli ties, until those
in rebellion against the Government of the United
States shall desist from their rebellion, and mani
fest an honorable desire to return to their allegi
ance to that Government - .
Jtuolted, That we denounce, !n the strongest
terms, those who, by their disloyal speeches,
writings and acts, are giving encouragement to the
Tebels we are lighting, and endeavoring to create
dissatisfaction In onrown ranks, and, trusting to
the patriotism of the people of the Northwest, wo
appeal to them to denounce and put down the
demagogues thus engaged.
54th Illinois Volunteers,
Headquarters 64th Ills. Vol. Ineantbt, I
Jackson, Tcnn., Feb. ICtb, 1563. • f
Capt. 0; H. Reed— Sir: The above resolu
tions were adopted unanimously, with, the
exception of the onfc opposing uu armistice to
which there were ten djssenting voices.
The following additional one was unani
mously adopted:
• Jiticlttd . That « c,ib citizen soldiers of Illinois,
sent forth to sustain the Government and laws of
the United States, under which our beloved State
basso lapidly adanced In population, wealth and
intelligence, unanimously declare our confidence
in ability, honesty and patriotism of oar Gov
ernor, Hon. Richard Yates, and pledge him our
cordial support, against all Who shalfattempt to
mislead the State from her allegiance to the
Union, or slain her fair fame, with the crime of
treason. G. M. Mitchell,
Col. frith HI. Vol. Infantry.
Headquarters 18th Ills. Vol. Inpantrt I
Jackson, Teun., Feb. 16th, 1868. f
Capt. Reed— Sir: I presented the resolu
lionffto the officers and soldiers of the 18th
Illinois volunteers this evening, and it gives
me pleasure to say they were adopted with
but three dissenting votes.
The following additional resolution was
also adopted: * •
litfdted. That we approve ot each and very
act of the Administration, designated to crush the
reIJKJh, and we furthermore pledge ourselves to
sustain the Commander-in-Chief of the army and
navy of the United States, In any and all efforts ho
may make within the pale of civilized warfare, t»
conquer the rebels, apd certify by this resolve
that we Isnore politics and jurty, and recognize
nothing but ora country. S. B. Marks.
Major Commanding Regiment. *
. Headquarters 14tu Onto Babtert. I .
Jackson, Term., Feb. 14, 1803. ■ f
Cart. Rebd— Sir: Thcforegolngpreamblc
and resolutions arc heartily and unanimously
indorsed by the enlisted men of the 14th Ohio
battery. Homer H. Stull,
Lieut. Commanding Battery.
- Lieut. Hamilton if. Burrows.
Lieut. Seth M. Laird.
Headquarters 14th Indiana Battert }
Jackson, Tonn., Feb. 14,1863. f
Cart. Reed — Sir: The foregoing preamble
and resolutions were adopted with but four
dissenting voices, by the officers and men of
the 14th Indiana battery, at Jackson, Tenn
together with the following additional resolu
itootoJ, That we heartily condemn the actions
of our Slate Legislature In its efforts to embarrass
the Government, and render aid to treason, there
hyprolonginglhe war, and making more bloody
and desperate the struggle for the preservation of
our Government, and that we trust the good peo
ple ofthe Hooeier State, may frown down the late
proceedings of this treasonable conclave, and at
the earliest moment 5. place them with good and
loyal men. P. w. Moobb,
Ist Llent. Commanding Battery.
* Headquarters Urn Illinois Cavalbt, I
Jackson, Tenn., Feb. V, 18C3. f
Capt. Heed— Sir: The above resolutions
were this day read in presence of the regiment,
and ■were cordially approved without a dis
senting voice.
Basil D. Meek, Llent. Col. coni’g reg’t.
Headquarter* 3d Mich. Cavalry, )
Camp near Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 11,1563. f
Capt. Seed—, Sir.* The enclosed resolutions,
together with the one last appended, were
nnanimonsly adopted by the members of the
3d Michigan cavalry.
Additional, resolution adopted by the 3d
Ji€*dt€d. That in oar judgment, the partisan
spirit exhibited at the North at the present time,
is suicidal to the best Interests of onr Government,
and should meet the unqualified disapprobation of
every true patriot, and-thaAwe call uponloyalmen
who love their country, byTho eacrpdtiethat binds
them to liberty, tbc union Ad tbo Constitution,
by tbe veneration due the patriots who have be*
queathed to us this noble inheritance, and the sol
emn duties we owe posterity, to desist from nv
criminations and wrangling among themselves,
and to unite in the sacred cause of liberty, against
the enemies of civilization and humanity, and to
R resent an unbroken front to this wicked rebel
on. Very respectfully,
_ ~ ~ Your obedient servant.
Gi Mover, Lieut. Col., com'g 3d Mich, cavalry.
Headquarters Seventh Wisconsin Battery I
Jackson, Tcnn., Feb. 14,1868. f
Capt. C. H. Reed— Sir: At a meeting of
the officers and members of the ,7th Wiscon
sin battery, the above resolutions were unani
mously adopted. G. E.,Gbeen,
• Jst Lieut., Com’ding Battery.
Office op Chief op Hospitals.)
• Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 12,1863. )
Capt. Reed— Sir: The sense of the patients
in U. S. General Hospitals, having been ob
tained by the different Ward-Masters, is found
to be nearly unanimously in favor of ihcabovc
resolutions—there being but six dissenting
voices out of 389 patients. Respectfully,
Edw. L. Kittoe,
Chief of Hospitals,
Headq’bs So Brigade, Dist. op Jacrsok, I
Cajtt Reed, Feb. 17,1863. )
Capt. Keed— Sir: I have the Dleasurcfosay
that at meetings of the regiments of this bri
gade, consisting of the 50th Indiana, 103 d Illi
nois, and 27th lowa, they have unanimously
adopted the resolutions referred to them.
The 50th Indiana also unanimously adopted
the following resolution:
Hetdttd, That we are for our Government, how
ever administered. Wo will sustain the one now,
and regulate the other when we get home.
Jxo. K. Simpson*,
A, A. A. Geft.
All papers throughout the Northwest, that
are desirous of letting the public know the
true sentiments of the soldiers of this com
mand," age requested tocopythcse resolutions.
Yery respectfully, ' C. H. Reed, .
Cap». Co. E, 18th Regt, 111. Yol. Inftiy.
X Voice From the Old Igtli Illinois.
Edltorof the Chicago Tribanc:
# Jackson*, Tejvn*., Feb. 16,1863.
We bad a little demonstration this evening
in the old IStb, which was very pleasant*and
gratifying, and we hope will be -cheering to
thc-hcarts of our friends at home who have
not bowed the knee to “the image of Baal, 1 ’
and who still possess enough of that old fish,
ioned clement in their composition to be hon
est 'and loyal citizens.
Before going out to dress parade it waa Inti
mated to the commanding officer that Mr.
Spencer Starks, a private of Co. G, had pre
pared a set of resolutions that the “boys 11
wished to be submitted to the regiment for
its approval, and sent home to Illinois as an
admonition to certain gentlemen there, who
profess to represent the Democratic party,
that their course met our most decided con
demnation. Ton will bear in •’mind that the
old 18th was raised In Southern Illinois, and
is largely Democratic, and generally voted for
Mr. Douglas, and yet believe with him that
m this contest there can.be only two parties.
“Patriots and Traitors.”-
TVhcn the regiment was formed, after some
prelimlnaiy remarks, the resolutions, as ap
pended, were read and adopted, with only
three dissenting.
The meeting bad all the freedom of a public
assemblage, was not influenced or controlled
by the presence of its officers, and was utter
ly without military constraint.
Alter the adoption of the resolutions, on
motion the thanks of the regiment* were ten
dered to Col. Frank Rhodes, our old friend of
the 18th Illinois,- lor the handsome flogging
he administered to the scoundrelly Mayor
Prettyman, who had the impudence to assail
and viiiily the soldiers of Illinois.
The old 18th is sound to the core,aU reports
to the contrary notwithstanding, They have
not deserted, orb in no mood to do so, -and
only desire to be led against the enemies of
their country, that they may add fresh laurels
to those already won upon the bloody fields of
Doncl&on and Shiloh. . Muon.
Whereas; Onr Government, In Its struggle to
suppress one or the most wicked rebellions the
world ever knew, and to perpetuate the sacred
rights of American citizens, is fully deferring the
true sympathy and united support of all patriots
and loyal men. and
Whereas; Wo have beheld with regrtt and con
demnation the proceedings of onr present Legis
laluje, and feeling satisfied meanwhile that those
controlling Its action are not representing the
seutimenla and*opinions of the mass of the peo
ple, more especially for the soldiers now io, the
field wfco have so nobly battled for their country's
ransc. we therefore, mem hem ofthe 18th regiment
of Illinois volunteer? ft*cl that it Is our duty as
citizens ofrthc State of Illinois who have had up
voice in the election of said Legislature, to de
nounce the same, and to do wnat we can to
strengthen the hands of the patriots of the State
who are devoted In their efforts to suppress this
unjustified rcofclllon. Therefore).
Resolved, That, having pledged that which we'
deem next to oar Government—our sacred honor
—to the service of onr country In this hour of its
peril, wc beseech our friends and fellow citizens
at home to lay aside all political animosities, and
stand by ns in upholding the national Executive in
the nee of all means within the pale of civilized
warfare for the pnrpose of suppressing the rebel
lion and subjugating tbs rebels, and thus conquer
• a peace that will be honorable to the Government
of the United States, its flag and Its defenders.
Resolved, That in tendering our thanks to Oor.
Tates and pledging him our support In his efforts
to aid in crashing this inhuman rebellion, tee are
sincerely and patriotically in earnest. We have
leltto his care the enforcement of the laws and the
protcctionbf onr women and children, parents,
homes, and all that is near and dear’to ns, and
should the treason and insubordination of certain
men. who seek to wrest from him his rightful au
thority, render it necessary In hla opinion for us to
return and administer chastisement, wo will
promptly obey. We arc for the most rigorous In
fliction of punishment on all traitors, North and
Rewired, That we arc opposed to all proposi
tions for a cessation of hostilities or compromise
with rebels on any terms short of their entire sub
mission to the laws of the land, believing that any
thinglcsß would dishonor the memory of the brave
soldiers who have fallen in this struggle to main
tain the Govcmmen’; and that thojilood of the
truly noble men-of our regiment which has been
shea in Its defense, and which is now crying for
vengeance upon treason, will ever forbid any com
promise other than submission to the authority of
the United States, nndcr the Constitution and laws
framed by our forefathers.
Resolved, That we tender onr most sincere tha'nts
to Gov. Yates aud Adjt. Gen. Puller for their un
tiring zeal In organizing, arming and equipping
the army which Illinois has sent forth intotheneld,
also for their timely attention to the wants of the
sick and wounded soldiers at Fort Donelson. Shi
loh, and elsewhere, and wo assure them of our
heartfelt gratitude for their unceasing efforts to
provide for ns and to maintain for Illinois the
proud position she has gained as first among the
foremost In sustaining the Government we love.
The following additional resolution was
submitted by Dr. Davis, and adopted, with
.bnt three dissenting Votes:
Resolved, That we approve of each and every
act of the Administration, designed to crush the
rebellion, and wc forthermore pledge ourselves to
sustain the Commander-In-Chief of the army and
navy of the United States, in any and all efforts he
may make, consistent with civilized warfare, to
conqncr the rebels, and certify by this resolve that
we ignore politic* and ]>arty, and recognize no
thing but our country.
Action of the Bth Illinois Infantry.
Headquarters 4tq Brigade, 1
8d Division. 17th Army Corps, >
Mzapins, Feb. 18,1683.)
Editors Chicago Tribune:
Herewi'h I send the address*of Gen. Logan
to the soldiers of his division, which has In it
the true ring—the sentiments of a noble and
brave soldier—one who has the feelings of an
exalted patriotism. The General is not the
politician, but the real soldier, and he is fast
imbuing his soldiers with the same senti
At a dress parade of the Bth Illinois infantry
this evening, the resolutions of the Illinois
soldiers at.Corinth, Miss., were adopted
by a 110001010118 “ aye.” 1 i the Copperheads
could have heard that shout of those veteran
soldiers, it would have caused them to blush
from shame at their traitorous speeches and
to tremble from fear.
The Colonel, John P. Post, a War Democrat,
then thanked his soldiers for the Hearty ex
pression of the sentiments in the' adoption of
the resolutions, which marked them - as one
amongthe oldest regiments in the service and
veterans in the holy cause of their country.
This regiment has no sympathy for traitors—
more especially those cowardly ones at home.
The soldier has some respect lor a brave and
open enemy, but for the cowardly scoundrel of
a home traitors—none, no never! There is a
day of retribution close at band for those cow
ardly sneaks, when the soldier—the brave
hero of many a well fought field —returns to
his long’abscnted home.
Ton will remember that Col. Post was taken
prisonerat Ft. Donelson,(then Major of the Bth
111. infantry,) andkeptin Southfcrnprisons for
seven months, after which he was paroled.
He has just taken command of his regiment.
Steps are being taken by the Illinois troops
herewbich will lead to the adoption of the
Corinth resolutions, and send their voice home
in the living eloquence of £f true patriotism.
I am at present very busily engaged, but will
in a few days send you a communication.
This is not intended for publication.
Tours truly, Ira A. Battektox,
Sergeant Sth Illinois Infantry,
Clerk at 4th Brigade Headquarters.
Voice of the 103 d 111. Vols.-Resolu
tloos of the Bogimonts'at Jackson,
Tenn.—The 103 d on the Some To
Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 16,1863.
Editors Chicago Tribune:
The indignation of the troops on account
of the conduct ot home traitors, Is universal
and constantly increasing in intensity. A
fearful day of reckoning is coming for the
* cowardly scoundrels who have staid at home
to open a “fire in the rear.” The expulsion
of the Tory Times, from the country we occu
py, meets with the nnqflalified approval o&a
loyal soldiery. It does the boys good to hear
the secesh mourn over it. The Times was the
favorite paper ot rebels here, as well as in the
North. Their lamentations over the “tyran
ny which will not allow free speech and a free
press,” arc infinitely amusing to one who
knows anything of the political and social
history of the slave States.
I see you republish from the Cincinnati
Enquirer eome resolutions passed by a few
Copperheads in Lee township, Fulton Co.,
Illinois. The 108 d regiment, Illinois volun
teers, was made up entirely in Fulton county,
under the last call for troops. To-day the en
tire regiment turned out underarms, and held
an enthusiastic Union meeting. The resolu
tions herewith transmitted were given toeach
of the companies several days ago, so that the
men might have time to examine them and
vote intelligently.
At the meeting to-day these resolutions
were adopted unanimously. Ail the other
regiments in Gen. Sullivan’s division have
Eassed similar resolutions with great unan
nity. The soldiers think that the Rattlesnake
of South Carolina and the Copperhead of the.
Northwest are kindred reptiles,. equally ven
omous, deserving" the same late, and only dif
fering in the fact that the latter is a greater
tntak than the former.
The Tribute is a favorite here among offi
cers and privates. Its plain, outspoken man
ner of dealing •with rebels, North and South,
commend it to that earnest class of men who
fill the ranks of the army. Ton may rest as
sured the army is all right.
W. S. Peterson*,
Chaplain 103 d Reg'tJU. Vol’s.
[The resolutions transmitted are the same as*
those of the first series above.]
119 th and 12Gth Illinois Volunteers.
Editors of thcChlcago Tribanc:
Hvmholdt, Tenk., Feb. IS, 1863.
At a meeting of the soldiers of this camp,
consisting of the 119 th and 126 th Illinois In
fantry, lield in pursuance of a request from
Col. I. Richmond of the 126 th regiment, com
manding the poet of Humboldt, Tenn., on
motion, Col. Richmond was appointed Chair
man of the meeting, and Samuel D. Sawyer
of the 119 th, was appointed Secretary.*
Lieut. Col. Samuel E. Taylor of the 119 th,
stated the object of the meeting In a brief and
concise manner, to’ be for an expression of
opinion of the soldiers in regard to the disaf
fection towards the Government, which seems
to be arising in our State, and which, some
have feared, was extending to the army, but
which he hoped the sentiment of the meeting
would emphatically contradict.
On motion, the Chairman then appointed
Lieut. Col. S. E. Taylor of the 119 th, Lieut.
Col. E. 31. Brardsly of the 126 th, Capt. W. W.
MumfordKHOth), Capt. Martin (12dth), Capt.
Geo. Parker (119 th), and Capt A. N. Smyser
(12Gth), a committee to draft resolutions ex
pressive of the sence of the meeting, with In
structions to report as soon os convenient.
Adj't D. Munn of the 126 th HL, being
addressed the meeting in a clear, forcible and
pungent style, at some length. His speech'
was replete with cutting facts, sallies of wit,
and cutting sarcasm throughout, causing mer
riment and enthusiasm. He said, “I am in
favor of harmony among the friends of the
Union, and he who endeavors to cre
ate a disunion at, and near our
homes, by opposing • the Government
and a farther prosecution of the war for the
restoration of the Union, by discouraging en
listments, advocating opposition to’tne draft,
and encouraging soldiers in the army to de
sert, and various other acts of dislovalty and
treason, deserves not the name of nuin. And
could such men of our State be compelled to
face an equal number of the 119ihandthe
126 th In battle array, as their more honoraUe
allies of the South, they would soon find out
what the soldiers think of them. I would to
God that all party feeling and-partisan strife
were banished utterly and forever into oblivi
on: [Loud and prolonged cheers, and cries of
good, good.] I believe the Union cause
will soon triumph, In spite of the hellish
machinations of tricksters of Legislative
blacklegery.” And in speaking of the *war
measures of the Administration, he said; “I
believe that the Government should make use
of all the means that God-has given us that
can be made available,to put down this mighty
and wicked rebellion. [Applause.] Let us
not listen to the voice of cowardly traitors at
home, but rathsrto the voice of our country
and united as one man. Let ns usealland ev
ery means afforded us to strike the traitor to
the dust and plant the ensign of our national
glory, the banner of the free, upon cveryfort,
in every city, village and hamlet in the entire
land.” [Loudapmauscandcheers.]
After ‘‘Hail Columbia" by the brassbandof
the 119 th, the committee on resolutions re
ported the following resolutions, which were
unanimously adopted:
Whereas; Our Government is engaged in a
straggle involving Its very existence and with it*
theperpetuity of every right dear tons asAmerlcan
citizens, requiring the united effortsof all good,
true and loyal men in its behalf, and
Whereas; We have beheld with deep sorrow
and regret the bitter partisan spirit which larfow
becoming dangerous, mansions and revengeful In
onr own State and elsewhere, calculated to dis
courage soldiers and weaken the army in this its
great efforts to save onr common country from
ruin by the suppression of ttus wicked and cause
less rebellion; therefore,
EesoJeed, That, having pledged onr lives and
every cherished earthly interest, to the service of
onr common country in this the darkest honr of
her peril, wc ask and insist that onr friends and
neighbors At home lay aside all party Jealousies
andpartyanimosities and stand nobly by ns In
upholding the President in every effort to to main
tain the dignity, authority and unity of the Gov
ernment and in unfurling again the glorious cm
bictn pf onrnationaUtyJn every city and town In
rebcldom. and in enforcing strict obedience to the
Constitution and the laws throughout our whole
Jfcwrfd, That yye koflerto GoverawTaka aad
Adjt. Gen. Fuller onr warmest thanks and con
gratulations for their untiring zeal and energy in
raising, organizing aud eqnlpiug the army which
Illinois has sent to the field and for the
timely aid and .attention to our sick
find wounded soldiers, and we assure them
of onr steady and warm support in every eflort to
maintain for Uliiiol? the noble character *of pre
eminent loyalty which she so richly earned and
still occupies.
Resolved, That wc have watched with disgust
and shame the traitorous conduct of many officers
and citizens In high and humble stations who have
lenttbelrnid to weaken the force and thwart the
ultimate success of ournoble army by acts calcula
ted to discourage enlistment, encourage deser
tions. and by many other schemes give aid and
comfort to the enemy who is nearly exhausted, and
wc would say to them— I "beware of the terrible
rehibutioti" which is falling upon yoor coadjutors
of the South, and as your crime is, to say the least,
no ten than (heirs, remember thaj Justice sleeps
not! but will as surely visit yon as you persist In
yoor wicked and shameless deed of treason.
Resolved, That wc hold in utter detestation, and
will cvcrcxecratc. any mau who offers factious op
position to either State or Federal authorities. In
their efforts for a vigorous prosecution of this war
for the suppression of this detestable and misera
ble rebellion.
Resolved, That we are opposed to any other
terms of peace with the rebclliousStates than that
already offered—return to loyalty and obedience
to the laws, on a level with the other States of the
Union, under the Constitution, as our fathers
made it.
Resolved, That we enlisted not to build up any
political party, but,to save onr country; ana that
we look upon, and shall treat as enemies, all per
sons. white or black, that by word or deed oppose
us. whether In the army in front, or near our fire
sides in the rear; that we wHI nnltedly and deter
minedly oppose any and all political parties built
upon the misfortunes of onr country;'thakthia
is no time to distract the country by discusaiagpo
litical questions, but that every man should put his
shoulder to the wheel and assist In putting an end
to this Godless rebellion.
Resolved, That we entirely disapprove of all po
litical controversies whatever in the army, believ
ing that no good bnt much harm mast necessarily
result from such controversy; and we insist that
all who wish to be considered as good soldiers,
and all who value the Government as of more Im
portance than their own private, or political no
tions, opinions or prejudices, will hereafter refrain
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings be fur
nished to a newspaper in each county represented
in the 119 th and 126 th and also to the St. Lonla
Democrat, the Chicago Tribunk and to the Spring
field Journal, with a reqnestto publish.
Major W. W. Wilabire being unable to at
tend tbc meeting, sends the following com
munication, which was received with hearty
OmcE or nn Provost Marshal, I
Hcbboldt, Tenn., Feb. 13,-1663. f
Col. P. Richmond, Chairman of Soldiers Meeting:
Dear Bm: I very much regret that my
health will not permit me to attend the meet
ing of the soldiers on this occasion, bat will
say to yon, as Chairman of the meeting, that
any resolutions the meeting may adopt, ex
pressive ofthe utter contempt, and disappro
bation of any and all opposition to the Gov
ernment, ancl a vigorous and successful pros
ecution of the war and restoration of the
•Union has my hearty co-operation.
W. W. WiLsrauE, Major.
126 th Reg’t Ill’s Infantry.
After considerable cheering and enthusiasm
the meeting adjourned, exchanging cheers be
tween the regiments.
Col. P. Richmond, Ch*n.
L. D. Sawyer, Sec’y, *
130 th Illinois Volunteers,
The following was adopted unanimously
(except one vote) and enthusiastically by Col.
Niles’ regiment the 180 th Illinois, at Fort
Pickering, Memphis, on the lith February,
Jietvlrtd, That we, soldiers of Illinois, in arms
In the face of the enemy, have nothing now to do
with politics, or political discussions, nor any de
sire to mingle in them: we wish and intend to do
our duty as soldiers. With the policy of the Ad
ministration and its head, Abraham Lincoln, our
Commander-In-Chief,* we bare nothing to do. Oar
oaths bind ns to obey his orders, and the orders of
the officers appointed'oxer ns, and tobeartrno
allegiance te the United States. Onr oaths we will
keep, so help ns God! Bat while we deny ndl the
right and duty of political discussion to those who
have the time and opportunity therefor, wo pro
test, with all the eneigy and vehemence of oar na
tures. and with all the patriotism of our hearts,
we inveigh and protest against surrender or re
treat, ana against any armistice, or truce, orpcace,
or compromise, with traitors In arms; and we
here solemnly resolve that we will hold that man
as a traitor and an eternal enemy to us, to our
children, and to onr country, who shall propose, or
has proposed, any settlement by which the rebel
lion shall be’screened from Just punishment, and
the country tmd her defenders cheated of the
fruits of past victories and present triumph. Onr
labors, blood and treasures shall not be spent in
The Destruction of a Copperhead
[Corrcspondcnccjof the Chicago Tribune.]
Keokuk, lowa, Feb. 19th, 1863.
The Copperhead paper.of this city, known
as the Constitution, was destroyed this after
noon-by the soldiers in the hospitals of this
place. The causes which have led to this re
sult have been operatingfor some time. Prob
ably you arc familiar with the character of the
journal and of the antecedents of its chief
editor; bht, inasmuch as many of your read
ers may not be, I will briefly state that it has
been one of the most unscrupulous* uncom
promising, hitter, ' secession sympathizing
journals in the whole country, so lar as the
editorial ability could makfe it. It has assailed
the Government, the President, the manage
ment of the war, the agents and officers of the
Govorpmont engaged in subduing the rebel
lion; has maligned the soldiers and at onetime
calling them“thedupes of their officers” andas
being “used only as a means of promoting the
selfish interests” of the latter, and at another
as being “insubordinate,” “anxious to close
the war at any price,” and that they were “de
moralized by being compelled to light for the
nigger under the Emancipation.“ Proclamation
of the President;” has basely, and, it is be
lieved, wilfully, time after time,, sought to un
dermine that faith ot the rank and file of the
army in the stability of the Government
and in its power to conquer the traitors; has
seemed to gloat over the occasional disasters!©,
which our arms have been subjected since the
war commenced; has harped unceasingly on
arbitrary arrests, on the jeopardy of our civil
institutions, and the subjugation of a free
people to a military despotism, and has re
sorted to every mean Invention and insinua
tion that wus likely to affect the passions and
prejudices of the unthinking and ignorant,
that the devilish ingenuity of an unprincipled
demagogue could Invent, to thwart the Gov
ernment in sustaining Itself, and maintaining
Us integrity against the assaults oftlie rebels;
has preached peace to armed traitors, and,
seemingly, has done about everything that an
unprincipled partisan journal could do to
make it odious and offensive in the estimation
of all honorable and high-minded men.
But ail of this has keen borne, up to the
present time, by the soldiers in'this vicinity,
without any particular expression, on their
part, other than contempt. A lew weeks ago,,
it is true, while one of the editors was passing
a throng of some fifty or sixty of them,
they gave three groans for the paper,
and a lew expressed the opinion that the con
cern, In mercantile phrase, had “better be
closed out,” but it docs not appear that this
was more than a* slight ebullition of feeling,
on the part of a few, which passed off without
any farther demonstration ofit.
The recent visit of Gov. "Wright of Indiana,
however, unwittingly, on his part; of course,
Has been provocative of stirring up the anger of
the men again, and the Constitution and the
editors have been made the exemplification
of how dangerous it is to play with edged
tools, when in the hands of men whose keen
sense of honor and patriotism are to deter
mine when they shall cut. Ton will under
stand that I make no apology for their acts. I
only state the causes which have led to them.
Ex-Gov. Wright had been invitedto address
the people of this place on the condition of
the country, by several of the most respecta
ble business men, without' partv distinction.
He accepted, and spoke to a large audience In
the Athamenm, night before last, in terms
cot at all gratitVing to traitors or their Cop
perhead sympathisers. It was a bold expres
sion of the feelings of a true patriot.
The next morning the editor of the Consti •
firffcm alludcdto his remarks In a most scur
rillons manner, and In a way well calculated
to touch the pride and sense tif justice of the
soldiers from that State, many ot whom knew
the Governor personally. They were present
and heard his speech, and knew that the at
tack of the editor was base and slanderous in
the extreme. I herewith send yon the article
in full, that it may be judged of as it deserves
The soldiers from Indiana disliked it
very much. In this editorial Thos.
Claggett promised to review the Gov
ernor at another time, and this morning,
to add fuel to the fire he had already cre
ated, he came out with an article quite as
ill-tempered aud In many respects meaner
than the first. This.wasthe hair that broke
the camel’s hack. The soldiers from this
Stale as well as those from all thegreat North
west determined they would tolerate the vi
per no longer. Accordingly about two hun
dred organized themselves very quietly into a
proper military organization, with gome of
their own number for their officers. Armed
with their own revolvers they gathered in
Main street in the central part ol the town
and proceeded in a most orderly manner to
the office of the Constitution, tookjpossesslon
of the street in front ofit, posted tneirguards
and detailed twelve men ttfgo in and destroy
. the press and other contents of the building.
. One of the assistant editors was in the office
aud attempted to dissuade the soldiers from
their purpose,but he was informed respectfully
“ that they had come to take possession of the
establishment and clean it out.” and that it
was a "■military necessity” * About the same
time the military commander of the post ap
peared and while the men were smashing up
ihc press and pieing everything in the office,
attempted to stop further proceeding*. He
too was told, in substance, that they were
there, on their own business and did
not wish to be interfered with. lie
•then sent • for the provost guard,
consisting of only about a dozen men to
enforcehis tommands: hnt*as the guard house
was nearly a half mile distant, they did not
arrive until the work was nearly finished.
Meanwhile, the Sheriff of Lee county came
on the ground, and bv tremendous personal
demonstrations of authority, and louddecla- .
mation, sought to frighten these men, who i
had braved the enemy’s cannon too many
times to he affected by loud noises, from far- "
Thcr action; but it was of no use. He then, in.
'company.with about a dozen of his secession- -
sympathisers, who were terribly wroth at the
destruction of'their trcason-orcedmg con- ,
cera, charged on the State Armory, where i
.there were about a thousand stand of arms,
and burst open the door, with the expectation
of an easy capture. But “disappointment
lurks in many a cop,” some old fellow has
said, and the Sheriff found a Utile draught of
thaikind prepared for him, in the shape of a ,
row of bayonets, (ugly things,) .with some '
stalwart, energetic men behind them, who in
formed him that* he had better “ don’t.” Re*
coiling under his astonishment, he straight
ened up, and-declared, “ByG—d, this looks
like a preconcerted thing, 01 and fell hick to
Ills original position near the Co/ufttutfon
Two loaded drays passing on Main street at
about this time, the soldiers detailed twelve
of their number to take possession of them,
discharge their present loads, and then load,
up the ■fragments of the broken press, pro*
cccd to the river and threw them in.
The military commander again appeared,
with the provost guard, and ordered the
soldiers to disperse; bnt they not obeying his
commands, be brought the guard to “aim.’*
preparatory to tiring. This brought out their
revolvers, to the number of nearly a hundred
and twenty, and the officer, seeing that it was
notprudent to proceed further, and that the
soldiers were disposed to go back to their
quarters, having completed their-work, and
feeling that it was better not to cause unncc
essoYy bloodshed, desisted from any farther
action than that of posting a few sentinels to
protect what was leitwhcn the men retired.
As the soldiers formed in line of buttle
again in the street in front of the office, pre
paratory to marching back to their quarters,
they gave three rousing cheers for the Union,
three equally loud cheers for the President,
and three unearthly groans for the editor and
bis Constitution “as It is.”
The friends of Thos. Cbggett arc feeling
quite sore at this outburst oi indignation of
the soldiers, and to-night have been threaten
ing the Gate City office with a similar Cite. It
is not probable, however, that any thing will
grow out of it. A little reflection must satisfy
them, that, in the presence of 1,500 soldiers,
onehalt of whom can cany a musket if needs
be, it will not be well to push the matter any
further. Not only that; any man wHx the
least grain of common sense, ongbt to know
that the course hpherto pursued by Judge
Claggett, will inevitably lead to such results
In times like these, and that the whole re
sponsibility of the outbreak rests upon his
own head entirely. Loyalty cannot tolerate
treason or the sympathisers with treason, nor
will *patriot!sm stand day after day, and be
traduced without some show of indignation
in the present state of things. Union.
Sad Accident.—George H. Whitmore, a
newsboy on a train of the Galena aqd Chicago
Uninn road, was instantly killed on Wednes
day last, near the station at Sterling. He at
tempted to jump off the train before It bad
stopped, was thrown off the track, and the
cars ran over his body, completely cutting it.
In two.
Kf) CENTS.—Fever and Ague
1/v cored without taking Medicine. By a simple
application to the outside of the body the most stub
born cases are driven from the system. Abundant
testimony given. Sent to any address on receipt of
50 cents. A, H. LOBTON,
feai-agg-St -ISO Broadway, yew York City.
A WONDER.—The celebrated
GIPSEY WOMAN has Just arrived. If yon wish
to know all the secrete of your past and future life,
the knowledge of which wilt save you years of sorrow
and care, don't fall to consult the Palmist. The QLP
SET has also a secret which will gain the affections of
the opposite sex and cause speedy marriages. Charge
extra. Residence, lei Monroe stroll between Clark
and Wells street. South Side. feai-aSIMw
"D EAD THfS.—A chance to make
_lAi money and do good. The subscriber will send
to any address, upon the receipt of |3.00. two valuable
reclpes-one for the enre of Cancers,* and one Tor the
removal of Corns. Bunions. &c. Warranted a certain
enre. Corns. Bunions, &e.. removed In one minute,
without the laast pain. Double the amount refunded
honestly to any who fall to cure Single recipe, $3.00.
AddresaWlLLlAM POWER. Duncan'sFallß.-Miistln-
Cum Connty.Ohlo. feJQ-»26Mm
—The Second Session of tbe enrrenc school year will
open on the2Bth of January. 1863. with the usual Col
legiate and Academic Classes. The highest class of
advantages for thorough Classical, Scientific and.Mili
tary Education are here offered. A full corps of ex
perienced Professors are in charge of the various de
Particular Attention paid to Physical Culture.
The College ha* the finest School Building* In the
West, (cost, with outfit. $110,000,) an ample aud attrac
tive Military Park, a well furnished Armory, a Gymna
sium, and many other advantages which should ci&lm
the attention ofparents. A thoroughly educated o di
cer (Major if. w, Smith, late of the I*. 8 Army.) wilt
In?tmet In all departments of MUltarv Science. Cadets
dress in blue tmliorm. and military discipline and or
der U enforced. Cadets from abroad hoard at the
same table with the Faculty, Terms. SIBO per school
year, payable quarterly In advance. Pupils received
at anv time, and charged from date of entry. For Cir
culars address CoL D. 8. COVERT, President.
Fulton. 111.. January Bth. IKB. fell a3091m
JL I have order* to purchase One Hundred Thou
sand Dollars worth of City Property. One whole
square of unimproved property wanted for snbdlvl-
Blor, Also, pereral residences In good locations,
worth from three to six thousand dollars each. Terms
cash or on short time. Apply at the Real Estate Office
of J. P. OLINGEB, 43 Clark street. Room s.
Is now ready to fill orders for any description of Book
or Newspaper on short notice, and at low Atari's. Ad
dress ** J. MoLENE & CO.” feC-zTTS-lm
gAGINAW SALT.—3,OOO barrels
' For sale by
B. McCIIESNET. corner Sooth Water and Wells ats.
JJX ol *IO.OOO to *30.000,
At Sctch to Eight per cent Int.,
On first-class cUv property. Apply from 9tolo A. il.
to F. B. PEABODY. 4 Portland Block. fc2o aI8«-5t
One 15 by 80 Inches—so horse power,
t One 10% by SO Inches—SS horse power.
Each Engine has b flywheel, heater, force pomp, check
• valve, and counter shaft with pulllcs.
Apply to JAMES WARNER. 2CS State street, or to
ja26-z-H(Mm 101 Washington street.
The great National Song and Chorus,
“The American Flag.”
Dedicated to Gen. L< H. Bqasscaa.
. Author of “ The Drummer Boy of Shiloh.”
Price 25c. I orwarded by mall.
fe2l-a297-9t 51 Clark street, under Sherman House.
Corner Clinton and Fulton Streets West Side.
Shot, White Lead, Bed Lead and Litharge,
Orders from the trade solicited. Highest market
price paid for Han Seed. P. O. UoxflliS.
Cor. of Market and Waablngton*s(s,,
Erie and Briar HIM, of the Bituminous, and Egg.
Range and Nat sizes of the Lackawana Coals, at the
liowest Market Prices.
Particular attention Is called to our Lehigh Coal, of
which we have the Lump for Foundry useTlUnge nod
Nut sizes for the Littlefield stoves. . ft]3-a3-3w
A TTENTION.—The undersigned
XX begs leave to inform all friends of a pure glass
of wine, that they have opened in connection with
their wholesale department, a
at their business place.
opposite the Court House, where they will sell all
kinds of (their own Importation) wines, especially
Rhine. French, Hungarian and Port Wines. Sherry.
Maderiaand Champalgue. In fall and half bottles.
felS-alSOlm TSLasallest.. opp. the Coart House.
5© Lake Street,
Have now la itorc and are In dally receipt of the
Largest and Only Exclusive otock of
And all other Piece Goods, for MEN'S WEAR, ever
exhibited In this market.
Merchants Tlritlng the dty are Invited to can and
examine our selections anti prices before purchasing
elsewhere. A lull, complete and extensive assortment
of Tailor* and Clothiers* Trimmings always on band,
as also CLAY'S & SCOTT’S Fashion Plates and
ports. . . !e3-a3S7-2m
25 Lake Street.
Loir offer for
by the package or dozen, ,
Bats, Caps, Straw Goods,
Palm Leaf Goods, Shaker Hoods, fee,
5 0 «?JJ&e , 4? Unes of "D now styles, making the
h>£ G £ S £ ind Bisr ASSORTED STOCK to be ftnad
°/. ®ea board, most of which was purchased
before the I ate advance In prices, and wllTbeaoldaa
ne?«tiff 0111 be bo °Sbt of the bestboosea In the Allan
«c ciuea. - fe33-aSto-3m
300 Bbls. Linseed Oil
• In store and to arrive. *
150 Bbk No. 11.ARH OIL
OHIO Mint *
*SO IMs. Ker»3«ie 011, (WMte) to arrlvt.
, • “aant'eturew Wbolcalc Ascoti.
o3W.‘, m sjjm, str;;;
rfQ LAKE STREET.—We invite
I O the attention of the trade to our large stock of
Velvet and Trimming Ribbons,
Embroidery and Dress Braids,
THREADS, ic., 4c.,
AH of which we Will sell at less than NEW YORK
PRICES for net cash. Close buyers are Invited to eaii,
75 South Water street, Chicago,
a well selected stock of
Teas, Tobacco,
Coflecs, Dice,
Syxnaps, Spices,
Molasses, Soaps,
Dried Fruit,
WOODEN TVABE. and an articles usually Included la
their Use.
We have bought most of our goods fbr cash, and be
t % t that we can make It to the interest of all purchas
ing -I this market to call and examine onr stock before
No. 13 South Waterstreet, Chicago.
Wm. L. Ewing. St. Lonls. Mo.
Clinton Briggs. )
Thomas Heermans, { CUc4 C°- mylSrSSl ly
C. C. COOK & CO.,
C«»h tnyers are Inrlted to examine
onr Stock, • nol-Iy
34 & 3G Lake street.
Have now In store the largest stock of
Sheep’s Greys, Beavers, Pilots,
And *ll other pood? for SIE2TS WEAR, ever exhibited
In tills market. SfEECiuypsarelQvltedtoei
amlne our stock of goods of all kinds for
Bine Clothk. Bine FlanneU,
Bine Ca»»lmcrc».
At Less than N. Y. Prices.
70 Lake Street, 70
Purchasers of Bedding for the
Winter, or to re-fumish for Spring,
should call and examine.
Blankets, Comforters,
E. G, E. F.MXW.
Pails, Brushes, Mats, Twines, Cord
age, Tubs, Churns, Cradles,
Wagons, Oliairs, Baskets, &c.
lCoff ( 15 Fait on and 202 Front Street*,
Maatdhcturers and Wholesale Dealers la
80 I<ake Street, Chicago, n|. .
We would respectfully call the attention of Cltr anrt
to qur extensive stock of Boob
Shoes which we have now in store and m dScVS2
eelring from our Factory In West Boris tin ***
which consists of a full assortment
tfd Custom-Made Patna Kip and Calf
Proof Bools; together with a full stock of
fail and winter goods
Ofthebest quality end msnufcctun* «,*,.»». *
prepared to sell for CASH and SSmS?«22f ,ch .JS are
Dwoa and New T«kjobbSJ piiS? piJlfls «
Are now offering
Comprising: all tlie best styles
in market.
Shawls of every description.
To close the Season.
At less price than they can now be bought for.
500 best styles of Babnoral Skirts
attention of the trade Is called to the ahora
BARNUM BROS, 138 Lake St,
And other new Goode now being receive^
138, between Clark and Lasalle Sts.
Indented in - I,3ls—Perfected in IS6i.
Signal reward to the great American Inventor—fire
Premiums Vtken by the Howe Sewing Machine at tha
International World's Fair this season In London. Eng
land, where the
Took the Imperial Gold Medal as the first highest Pre
mium for excellency of Machine; also four other Go hi
Medals aa First Premiums for the four different grades
of work; also four Honorable Mentions for good work,
comprising the only Premiums given, cither for extml*
lencror tor work. Tims the Original Howe Sewing
Machine, from which all others derive their vitality
has established Itself by taking five Gold Medals oat oi
•lx. and four Honorable Mentions oat of five at a
World's Fair, where all of the leadlngSewlng
both in this country and Europe, were on trial, as tha
best Sewing Machine In tha world. *
pr Agents wanted in the Western and Northwest
ern States.*
Clraalari. containing (dll descriptions of
an he had on application, or sent by nail.
Address _ J. S. BRYANT,
Western Agent. 63 Lake street. Chicago.
The Long Sought for Dlsmertd at Lsjt.
Cherokee Injection.!
Compounded from Roots. Barks and Lcarea.
the form of a delicious syrup. The
second as a healing, soothing, and emollient Injection,
removing all sjaldlng heat and Improper discharges. *
X-B~ The two medicines combined being complete,
and needing no other msdlalne to care the most ob-tti
nate case of acute or chronic disease, and is especially
.recommended In those cases of Fluor Albas (or Whites
In females) when all the old nauseous preparations
have Called. . •
it" These preparations are not only aa good as otlier
medicines, r.cr uui abzfib BimsTu jr nr* best,
fcr the simple reason that these never tail to cure is
from os* to tiibe« days, while all others do fail la
many cases; *“ ,
They are unlike every other Medicine prescribed
for Actrrn on Chboxio DisnAans, as they contain no
copabla or mineral poison. The ” Cannocnn BnaxDT”
should be taken Internally, in teaspoonful docs. It U
diuretic and alterative in its action. It purifies and
cleanses the niood. causing it to qpw Id all Its original
purity and vigor; thus removlßgTrom the system all •
•Impure and pernicious cinsea which have Induced dis
aw By the use of the "Caxxoann linxnDT**aad
** Cansonnn Isrrcnos,”—the twv combined—all ix
morns dischiugm ana nutovro. and the weakened
organs are soon restored to fall vigor and strength.
XT’ To those who have tried all the various prepara
tions In vain, until they think themselves beyond the
reach of medical aid. we would say; Xrm Dnarazx 1
The “ CnaaoKaa KannsT” and “ Chibokis Ixrro*
Hat* tahjcdl
O'-For full particulars get a Circular, man, from
any Drug Store in the country, orwritetheProprictor,
who will mall man. to any address, a ton treatise.
IT* Pnicn—” Cnzsoxxa R*xkdt.”|2 per bottle, or
three bottles for |3.
X3T Price—" Cnssorxn Injection-.” *2j>er bottle,
or three bott Jes for f3.
XT’ Sent by express to any address ba receipt of
t*~ Soldby all respectable Druggists everywhere.
Dr. W.B.MEBWIN. Sole Proprietor, SSoalh Fourth
street. St. Louis, Mo
MLakestrcet. Wholesale and Retail Agents, and soil
by all Druggists in Chicago. ocis-v urfitwAreowir
Merit alone makes a SEWING MACHINE raloabl*
The people are perceiving that glowing reprcescat
tlons are net merit.
That !t Is economy and wisdom to purchase only
SEWING MACHINE of known practical utility.
There are ICC.OOO Machines la use in this country ard
Europe. ■*
, Thfc Machine b rBOPITA||LETUid AVAILABLE A
LIFIi.TtM ».
It la equal to TEN Seamstresses.
ila&f?2?$ L ?P?DE3tD oflOO to 500 per cent. (om
aay be obtained la ose-by its possessor. K
General Agont for Illinois, Wisconsin. lowa, North ora
Indiana, Minnesota and SAnsia
_ _ _l* . 108 Lake street. CJJcago
may bC ** ad 011 »PPUcatioa «rt,y port
DiTteßrjrr stitches on one and the same Machine.
Thus the loct-docbl* knotand cvcnr
all of which make the seam alike on both sldea of the
fabric. Either or all can be produced while the Ma
chine is In motion.
They hare the BpTxairaw xxxd aonow which ea
soles the operator to hare the work carry either war
or to change the direction and fiutea thffend of seams
whl*. together with making a long and a short am Mi’
Is done sunply done by turning a thumb screw.
A Their motions are all positit*. There are no* snricsv
to get out of order. They are so simple «SattlmS£t
inexperienced can work them perfectly and with
•nerary(oiaixlia. and EU bsiortoj “lun
THEY are the FASTEST SEWERS jn«.„ wr*T?rr»
of Its combined aiAanciTT, btrxnqth andßaacrr
„ • Post oflc« Box SIC.
Ealesroom.lMLakeatreet. sotnaeo-Iy
P 3ax*ou
•'vtOTICE —jUatlam Andrews, In
l\ d, Tf rd«nt riarlToyml.Ootn Boston. SUia, can
iiCO-..OMe-1 ai SS! M*S«n itrnt. trtra; W.Uaajd
v.rt.-t C’tilrvoyaat ettamlaallona 11. hbealaatella
in ra-'t. prcaaat and ftlturo. lenui-00 nata, HiMl*
pui 1». cto3p. m. la») «O»Ua
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