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IVc note among the. items bf news
brought by the last foreign steamer, that
the Confederate loan for three million
poondsistobc introduced in Paris and
London immediately. Knowing, as finan
ciers do on this side of the water, tlic un
doubted solvency and growing national
resources of the Confederacy, tlicy cannot
but congratulate the capitalists abroad on
this most eligible and every way desirable
opportunity for investing their funds.
There may be some doubts, perhaps, in
certain contingencies, as to the French
funds, and British consols may, in sea
sons of great national calamity, run
down, as they have been known
to do, to, distressingly low prices,
but. as to the punctual payment, in
„gold, of the interest on this Confederate*
Loan, and the sure liquidation of the prin
cipal when due, business men of the best
judgment and well informed, as to the re
sources of the Confederacy, and theproved
commercial integrity of Jeff. Davis, have
not a shadow of doubt. The record of the
marvellous honesty, and extraordinary
punctuality with which the President of
the Confederacy, once discharged the obli
gations of the State of Mississippi, and
taking up all her bonds at once, gave the
impudent creditors of that chivalrxc State,
not, it is true, exactly what they claimed,
but a great deal more, of a different sort,
but still most current and sterling circu
lating medium for the payment of debts in
Dixie, is a pledge and a prophecy of tho
ultimateTcdemption of this loan, that can
not be lost on financiers in Europe. Then
again, the collaterals by which this loan is
secured arc qt the most - undoubted value
Four millions of blacks, and all they can
create of cotton, rice, and tobacco for
years to come, furnish such security as the
world rarely sees. If the creditors have to
look to their securities to make their ad
vances good, how perfectly sure they arc
of payment in full—who can estimate the
wealth and worth of four millions of hu
man beings? Four millions of men,
women, and children, ought to be, and are
abundant security, not only for this, but
for any number of millions ot pounds.
And these blacks arc worth more to-day
than ever before. They hare gained
through the war, and a certain Proclama
tion, a sense of their own importance, dig
nity, and manhood that has at least trebled
their value, and any creditor who
has to take the lot now in payment of a
bad debt, will get the likeliest darkies the
country has ever produced. "We are aware
that some of the slaycs have got a new no
tion of owning themselves; that the title
to not a few is in the nature of a running
claim; that there is a dispute as to whose
property many of the blacks are, and great
difficulty in locating boundaries, and pos
session, but taken all in all, weighing the
full value of what a man must' be worth
even if he is black, remembering there arc
four millions of such men put up as collat
eral to this loan; and knowing* also how
sure the Southern Confederacy is to be
established, and how mighty, prosperous,
and rich it must be; never forgetting the
high commercial honor of its President,
and the great regard all its citizens have
ever shown for the sanctity of an oath, and
the punctual fulfillment of every obliga
tion, we cannot but congratulate Paris and
London that they have a chance to invest
in this Loan. We advise them by all
means to get all the Southern paper they
can, buy all the Confederate bonds possi
ble, and take all the stocks offered by Davis
Co. They can’t do more than lose their
money, and what are a few millions of
pounds compared with the triumph of
. Davis, and the perpetual establishment of
slavery 1 But they can’t lose it if slavery
is only perpetuated, and must get prompt
and steady dividends, paid by human
sweat, and blood, and tears. They have
Hie sure guarantee of rebellion and slavery.
Let them 'walk up and subscribe freely, if
human bondage won’t pay, wliat will pay?
If treason and pcijuiy are not sure to re
deem tbeir promises, and take up their
little outstanding bonds and notes, who or
what can be trusted.
tbeason and whiskt.
• The villages and cities are the nesting
places of the Copperheads in all the north
ern parts of Illinois and Indiana, and even
in them the holes most generally filled
with the reptiles, the places in which they
herd and suck in their venom—are the
Tnm-boles. Poor whisky and worse Cop
perheadism are not necessarily concomi
tants ; but the frequency with which they
arc found in the same person or circles, is
proof that they have affiliations which arc
. equal in their effects to kinship, possibly to
brotherhood.. We lack the philosophy
which can explain these facts; but the
facts,nevertheless, remain. Even in South
ern Illinois, where there are no cities, and
. where villages are like facts in Jeft Davis’
messages, few and far between, it is said
that the divorce of whisky and secession,
whenever it can be effected, is almost sure
to cause Ike conversion of the man who is
afflicted with both, to the doctrines that
..loyalmen preach, and the practices that
they observe. We despair of ever being
able to make men quit the use of “ the ar
dent,” but if some chemist, as Ingenious as
the mechanic who devised the machine for
taking the bones out of fish, could but in
vent or discover some plan by which tho
love of slavery and tbe impulsion of trea
son could he taken out of the national bev
erage, he would prove himself a benefac
tor,meriting as much of national gratitude
as is lusterred upon the builder and contri
. ver of the Monitor, The time was when the
free use of the bottle was supposed to
exalt and intensify the expression of gen
erous and ennobling sentiments, and when
a patriot drunk was thrice as bold as a
patriot sober. But in these years of strych
nine and other poisons, the maxims of the
Toyelering fellows of other days arc all be
lied ; and a glowing look and carbuncled
nose anv presumptive evidence that one
.. would not have to thrust the lancet veiy
far under the skin to find a vein of seces'
slon blood.. In view of these things, how
mistaken the policy of the South in shut
ting up the distilleries, upon the pretence
that they cause an unnecessary .waste of
food by which the rebel soldiers are sus-
tained! We take it that it can be proved
by actual experiment in this city even, that
. one barrel of modem whisky contains
. more treason, malignity and blood, thir
stlncss than a whole cargo of corn; and
that the shutting up of the places in winch
it is made will cause the rebellion to col
lapse. As a supply from this quarter is
cut offby the trade regulations, some sym
pathizer ought to represent the facts as they
are, and have all Southern Maine-Latv
legislation at once repealed.
the wages question
The essence of slavery —the vital princi
pie for which it is valued, and without
which It would be discarded as an abom
ination—-is in the power ot the master to
make his bondman work without pay.
Hence it is a question of wages; and no
man who lives by 4he sweat of his brow
<*n afford to concede tbe establishment of
. the principle that a day’s work is not, at
all times and everywhere, to be followed
by a day’s pay. That principle, developed
c : in our civilization, is Its salt and preserva
tive. Without it, society could not hold
together; and in the anarchy that would
follow its dissolution, barbarism would
surely reappear.
In view of truths like these, the wicked
ness of the great struggle forced upon the
country by the advocates of slavery,
' stands out clear and distinct, hardly need
ing the further illustration found in the in-
disputable fact that, if every man in the
Republic would now agree, that, for every
7 day’* work done for him, he would give a
i day’swagcs.thc warwould end to-morrow.
■ ']a cheap, easy and perfectly feasible
jL.clhcd of stopping the effusion of blood—
cr.e to which .ill tlic States of the North
would subscribe—hut distasteful to the
Snub only because the assumed right to
v.'oik men without ply, and to extend the
system under which that is done all oyer
the Republic, is that about which the war
began. CanHeavenormanhindhayeany
st mpalhy for a war waged for the mainte
nance of such a heresy?
Advices from Rosccrans and his gallant
army arc of the most encouraging charac
ter. The Information that we have is
through private correspondence, and we
arc not at liberty to print it; but wc may
say that, though the rebels may evacuate
Tickshurg before Grant and Porter invest
it, as is probable, and unite their forces
with Bragg's army in front of Rosccrans,
the latter will not be found unprepared for
•their combined assault, no matter what
the force in which they come. Since the
weather permitted operations of any sort,
no body of men has been more actively
employed than that body of wliich he is
the bead; and the nation knows “Old
Rcsey” well enough to believe that not a
“lick has been struck amiss.” His troops
are in fine health and spirits, well fed, well
cared forand gloriouslycommanded. The
regiments ore small, but all bone and mus
cle; “and,” says our informant, “when
the struggle comes, if the enemy will only
stand up, there will be fighting that was
never surpassed.” Wc believe it, because
we know the material of which that army
is made up! .
Voice ol’ ft State,
The Ohio Legislature has adopted the fol
lowing resolution, offered by Mr. Flag, a
Union Democrat, as a response to some peti
tions for an armistice and peace, sent in by
“ Jtewired by the General AtiemUy of (hi Slate
of Ohio, Tliatwc will have no dissolution of tho
Union; thatwc will have no armistice; that we
can light as long as rebels and traitors can; that
the war shall go onuntil law is restored; and we
will never despair of the Republic.”
This resolution was adopted by a decided
majority in both branches. It is explicit. It
seta forth n principle and a purpose that no
man can mistake. It has the sterling ring.
The country sees at once there Is nothing
spurious in that loyalty. There arc no qualifi
cations, no disclaimers, no protests. It is
whole-souled. It bespeaks a Slate that is in
dead earnest—a Slate that is steadfast in its
convictions, unfaltering in its devotion, in
domitable in its spirit. That resolution In
this crisis of the struggle, is agrand thing for
Ohio. It will hereafter be the proudest of all
her titles to honor. It ought to stand in
golden letters, on the front of her noble cap
xtol, an imperishable memento of her fidel
The election for municipal officers takes
place in Cincinnati on 3londay. Col. Lcn.
Harris is the Union candidate for Mayor, and
Judge Joseph Torrence, the Peace or Copper
head candidate—the infamous rowdy, Capt.
Hatch, who Ims disgraced the city, as its
Mayor, for-thc past two years, having been
left out in the cold. Both candidates have
great personal strength, which will lend addi
tional interest to the contest. Judge Tor
rence has hitherto been regarded as a War
Democrat, and has been placed on the ticket
—the Convention being controlled by theVal
landlghamers—as a bait to catch gnlls. If
successful, he will be claimed as “ one of
them.” To cany out this trick, the venom
ous Eiiquinr roars it as mildly as a sucking
dove, and is in for a vigorous prosecution of
the war —until after election. We look for the
result with deep interest, not without a fear
that the tricks of the Copperheads may end
in success.
West Virginia,
An election was held in West Virginia on
Thursday of last week, upon the ratification
or rejection of Mr. Willey’s anti-slavery
amendment to the new Constitution. As we
have already stated, the city of Wheeling gave
3,375 votes for the amendment, and three
against it. The Wheeling Intdligcucer has re- ;
turns from several other points. So lar as
beard from, the soldiers’ vote stands, for the ;
amendment, 2,4G0; against the amendment,
20. In the district east of the Blue Ridge, 553
for and 9 against; west of the Allegheny
mountains and north of the valley of the Big
Kanawha, 1,878 for and 20 against. It U sup
posed that the army vote will be about 6,000
for and 70 or 80 against the new State. No
voles , except of (hose who were, when cn
listedpresidenls of the territory included in
the new State, have been received.
HcrioiiM Acclclcut.
As the ux>-coach of Burbank's line was cross
ing the Mississippi river, at Hastings, Minne
sota, at three o’clock on the morning *of tbe
S7th, tbe impetus of tbe coach in; going on
the ferry-boat pushed the boat from tbe shore,
and the coach body and hind wheels tipped
over backwards into the river. There was six
passengers in the coach, two of whom were
drowned —Mr. Peter Black, supposed from
papers found on his person, to he from Mon
treal, C. E.; and a Mr. McLain, bound from
St. Louis, Mo., and believed to be a resident
of Stillwater, Minnesota. The water where
the coach went in was twenty feet’deep.
threats made by Jeff. Davis, by
Proclamation, against all Union officers who
should be captured after the Issuance of Pres
ident Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation,
seem to have come to naught, as we felt sure
they would. Jeff got frightened, especially
after a large batch of rebel officers had been
captured—referred the matter to the Confcd
ciate Congress, which, through Mr. Yancey,
suggested strong doubts ns to the right
and expediency of hanging captured enemies.
What the final result of Congressional delib
erations were, we know not, but tho fact that
large numbers of Federal officers were recent
ly exchanged at Fortress Monroe, suggests
the result.
St. Loms.—The Copperheads of St. Louis
held a Convention to nominate municipal offi
cers, on Saturday last, and nominated Joseph
O’Neil for Mayor. Tho Jitpublkan, the Dem
ocratic organ, pokes fun at this Contention.
It heads the proceedings—“ Goblins in Coun
cil”—“A Skeleton Ticket”—“Ghostly Pro
ceedings.” “A numherof choice spirits from
tho ‘vasty deep’ of politics, convened In
Druid's Ball, and galvanized a ticket for the
coming city election. Tbe hall Inwhich the.
’ meeting look place seemed peculiarly adapted
for the purpose—the walls and ceiling being
decorated with all sorts of fantastic figures,
calculated to impress the beholder with mys-,
terious awe, and sufficient light shone in'
; through the curtained windows to give a
ghastly pallor to the countenances of the as
sembled goblins. Previous to calling the
gathering to order a large number of uneasy
goblins were observed flitting about in a mys
terious and authoritative manner, prominent
among whom were Chris. Pullis, an ex-exile,
Bill Rose, the vendor of spirituous beverages
that;rcally produced tho hegira of Claib Jack
ecu's Legislature, and others whose ghostly
forms Lave faded from the reporter’s vision.”
Coppcrhcadism is’evidently running in very
low and muddy water in St. Louis.
EjJ-The vote on the New State Constitu
tion of West Virginia was taken on Friday
last, with the result very generally antici
pated. In Wheeling there were 1,875; votes
for ratification, and only three The
Willey amendment, as it is called, which is
by this vote ratified and made apart of the
Constitution, declares that “the’ children of
slaves born within the limits of this State
after the 4th day of July, 1863, shall be free;
and all slaves within the said State who shall
at the time aforesaid be under the age of ten
years, shall be free when they arrive at tho
age of twenty-one years; and all slaves, over
ten and under the age ol twenty-one years
shall be free when they arive at the ago ol
twenty-five years, and no slave shall be per
mitted to come into the State for permanent
residence therein.” \
Tbe Rebels Jxxow Them.—Ths rebels
seem to know the Northern traitors like a
book,'in witness of which fact we publish the
following extract from a Richmond corres
pondence of the Mobile Aditrtiter: j
- “ Deserters from the Federal army come in
almost daily, all bringing tbe same story—
their unwillingness to fight under the Eman
cipation Proclamation. Cowardice, 1 believe, is
gemroUy at the bottom of their conscientious
• scruples ' ,
I3jr A new paper has just been started at
Terre Haute, Indiana, under the title of Ijn io;i
Democrat. It is “for the Union, and will op
pose to the hitter end oil tnen and aU partus,
Korlhand. South, who seek to destroy it.”
The editors, are Democrats, bnt of that class
TfhofcelicTe In prosecuting this war iutll
every rebel lays down his arms, and submits
readily to the authority of the Government.
Some men wonder Connecticut, a
should bo recollected that Connecticut Iwi*
the birth-place and home of Benedict Arnold
and tolerated the Hartford Convention within
i»s borders. *" ’ - • 1
(.ottern of tTTnruur—How the Cabinet
MHiidH-Foreltrn minlMler*’ Irrational
for Sit'd
r T o, e rc * , . dcJ *t on I'remont-Sal-
Icck’n Word,
[From Our Own Correspondent.!
Washington*, March 27,16 W.
TbO question of granting letters of marque
is still open. The Cabinet still discusses—tho
President. remains undecided. Seward, tho
strongest advocate of tho policy, counts Chase
and Stanton as auxiliaries. Blair, on the
other hand, is with Senator Sumner,
who continues to labor against the execution
ef the law, the passage ot which Uc fought so
strenuously. Welles, also, lam told, is now
disinclined to privateering, preferring to have
his navy increased.
The foreign Ministers are in travaU with
this question, from an affirmative decision of
which some of them predict that a
war will be bom. “What does Mr.
gewardmean?” said the French Minister to
to • a sympathizing Senator, yesterday,
“France is comparatively out of the
ring in which his privateers are likely to
sail: but what docs he mean? To plunge the
"United States Into a foreign war or to scare
other nations with the apprehension that this
is his purpose V' This questioner and others
of the diplomatic corps, profess to think that
privateering against Southern pirates and
Anglo-rebel blockade runners will surely in
volve us in hostilities with some European
nation, with whose commerce a bold Yankee
buccaneer may lutcjferc. But no such outcry
was raised when Mr. Jefferson Davis issued
hia proclamation concerning letters of marque,
and sent forth his plundering and burning
cruiser?. On the contrary, the Southern Con
federacy was forthwith recognized as a bellig
ent, and the proposition of our Government
for the abolition of privateering—made, it
will be remembered, by this same inscrutable
Secretary of State, who is now so eager to
haveletters-of-marque granted—was rejected
by every European power, cither directly
or by Indirection. Kor have we heard
from those peace-loving lips serious
complaint of the course of Great Brit
ain in giving aid and comfort to the
rebels, of tho armed vessels fitted out
in her home ports, or of the establishment of
for contraband traffic on her West
Indian Islands. What, if that our Government
t-hould not succeed in purchasing—as it has
been advised to do—the “ Chinese ” fleet now
building and arming in Scotch and English
rivers; what, if the law officers of the crown
shall be “taken sick ” again,as they were when
the Alabama sailed, before these' vessels set
forth on their errand of destruction to Ameri
can commerce ! Xet we do not hear that the
French Minister to the Court of St, James
asks Lord Palmerston whether he desires a
war with the United States; though it would
seem that if, either as a measure 01 precaution
against this horde of'pirates, or as a means
of driving them from the seas, after their
departure from Great Britain, we should fit
out privateers, it is regarded as clear evidence,
if not of hostile intent, at least of criminal
indifference to the probable danger of becom
ing embroiled in a war, by the inconsiderate
ness of the privateersmen.
hooker's corps of division* badges.
It is to lie hoped that the system, initiated
by Gen. Kearney, and about to be applied
throughout bis whole army by Gen. Hooker,
of distinguishing the soldiers of each division
by a special badge, will be adopted m every
military department. A badge for each corps
of a certain figure, and for each division of a
certain color, would serve as an easy meaus
of recognizing the soldier who straggles, de
serts, is cowardly or brave, that he may be
punished or rewarded, according to his de
serts. How many poltroons have escaped
the brand of disgrace, and how many heroes
have been deprived of just praise by the in
ability of their officers to discover their
names in the confusion of a battle. If the
badges could be made sufficiently diverse to
sene to distinguish each regiment, their
utility to the service would be greatly en
The Secretary of War has been urged to as
sign GencralSlgel to the command of the De
partment ofthe Missouri, and, tailing that, to
the command of the reserves of the Army of
the Potomac. The former position would
seem to be out of the question, both because
of General Hallcck’s opposition, which would
naturally Lave especial weight with regard to
the Department of which he was himself for
merly in charge, and because ofthe disposi
tion of the Administration to consult the
wishes of the loyal Legislature of Missouri
which has requested the retention of General
There would seem to bo fewer obstacles in
the way of glvingSigel the command of the
reserves of Gen. Hooker’s army, which might
then consist of his old corps, now under Gen.
Schurz, and of another corps, as did the grand
division of reserve which Sigel commanded
under Burnside. Probably he would accept
such a proposition, considering it adequate to
his rank and position, and knowing that every
soldier in Gen. Hooker’s army will have au
opportunity to distinguish himself. His rare
organizing quality would find here a fair field,
and his troops might be at oucc animpenctra
blewall to stragglers from the iront, a deci
sive makeweight when thrown into tiie scales
of battle, and a bloodhound in pursuit of the
Vanquished. It is possible that tins command
may be given to Sigel, whom Gen. Hooker
professes to hold in high esteem as a soldier,
but possible only.
The friends of Gen. Fremont arc still push
ing his claims, but the prospect that he will
be set to work is very small. The President
told one of his most devoted aud inllucntial
supporters, a day or two since, that there
seemed to be an almost insurmountable diffi
culty in the case. Fremont being the second
General in rank, could not well be assigned to
a subordinate position, especially as, he bad,
by his request to be relieved from a command
under Gen. Pope, last year, apparently preclu
ded himself from accepting one. But what
tirst class place remains? The rebellion is
surrounded by a cordon of troops, commanded
in chief by officers, in whom the people,
for the most part, place confidence,
and who, moreover have been in the field con
tinuously from the beginning, as Fremont by
his own fault, had not been.“
Hie vacancy, left by the rejection by the
Senate of Gen. Wright, might possibly have
been filled by Fremont's appointment,. had
not Gen. Halleck’s opposition been so pro
nounced. But, after all, had uol Burnside
superior claims upon the Administration?
Such was the general tenor of the Presi
dent's remarks on the Pathfinder’s case.
Through another trustworthy channel,.a re
mark of Gen. Halleck reaches mo, which
shows tbe depth of his hostility. “I would
rather,” he said, as if Indicating the lowest
deep from which to fetch a General, “ put
McClellan in command of the Department of
the Ohio than Fremont.”
Tho Indian Delegation at tho White
Hon so—internal Revenue Decision—
[Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, March 23,1863.
The delegation of Indian Chiefs from the
Western plains, under the charge ot Commis
sioner Dole, were introduced to the President
at the White House, yesterday. The Chey
ennes were represented by Lean Bear, War
Bonnet, and Standing Water; the Eionas by
Yellow Bnfialo, Lone Wolf, Yellow
White Bull, and Little Heart; thcArapahocs
by Spotted Wolf and Nevah; tbe Camanchcs
by Pricked Forehead and Tan Bears; the
Apaches by Poor Bear, and the Caddoes by
Jacob. As the interpreter called out their
names, they each successively advanced, and
gave the President a hearty shake of the hand.
This through, the President informed them
that if they had any thing to say, he would be
pleased to hear them. Lean Bear, the chief
orator, then essayed to make a speech, but
uol being able to bear the unaccustomed sight
of majesty, he was compelled to Uan on a
chair for support to his trembling knees. He
made loud protestations of friendship for the
whites, after be got to going, in true Indian
style, and delicately reminded tho “ Great
.Cbiif of the white people,” that being very
rich and Indian very poor, he would be able
to do something handsome for them, and
especially to send them back home as
soon as possible. Others followed In
the same strain. The President then
replied, “You have all spoken of the
strange sights you see here among vour pale
faced brethren ; the great number o’f the peo
ple you see; the big wigwams; the difference
between ourpeople and your own. But you
have seen only a small part of tbe palc-fliccd
people. There arc those herewho have come
m m countries a great deal further off than
you have come. We think this world is a
great round ball, and we have people here
who have come from almost the other side of
it to hold council as you have done.”
The President, evidently desirious of Im
proving the occasion, by “diffusing knowl
edge among men,” then liad a globe brought
in, and alluding to Prof. Henry, of the Smith
sonian Instittrc, told the chiefs “that one of
our learned men would now give them an ex
planation of our ideas of this great boll we
live on.” Prof. Henry then proceeded to de
velop the doctriuc of the spheres, and sun
diy geographical points, no doubt to tlie edi
fication of the unclothed representatives of
the Rocky Mountains, who listened with be
coming gravity. After a few further remarks
from the President, tbe interview terminated.
There was, as usual, an indefatigable photo
grapher present, who, cornering the chiefs
and a number of visitors in the while House
conservatory, “ took their mugs.”
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has
decided that the members of the Executive
Committee of a ‘‘Grand Gift Concert,” in
aid of a Sanitary Society at McGregor, lowa,
at which a hundred prizes of the aggregate
value of sl*ooo were to be distributed, arc
liable to a fine of SI,OOO each, as lottery man
agers, for selling tickets by which prizes may
be drawn.
All payees to the army of the Potomac hare
been cut off within the hat two days. The
women have oil been ordered out of the lines.
The sick and vronnded arc all being* brought
to Washington from the army hospitals. The
baggage lb being sent to the rear—and the
loadfl arc. drying up. Readers con draw such
conclusions as suit them.
Around Lake Providence— 1 Tl»o “Iron
4'lad”ln Strange Wutcm—A Leading
Rebel*’ Plantation-Spanl*U ITlosh
Blackman Kutale—llayou Uaxteraiid
Buyou TcnNa»-Tho Future Bayou
jTlocon—One oftlio F, |f. iv»—South
ern Society and Southern ITloral*
Gen. Logau-Capt. Dexter, a Hcmlu-
Ijbcoiicc—XheCrcvawse, etc.
[From Our Own Correspondent]
Lake Providence, March 18,1803.
Yesterday afternoon, with Gen. McArthur
and the recently confirmed Generals, Dictzler
and Crocker, I made the circuit of Lake
The little canal boat “Rawlins,” formerly
the Leila, —the “iron clad” whose advent into
the Lake a few days since, was recorded at the
North with such a flourish of telegraphic
trumpets, was especially devoted to our serv
ice. Imagine an open canal boat with a loco
motive engine in the stem, working a screw
propeller of limited dimensions, a raised cabin
on cither end, a few loose boards laid across
the deck amidships, a plank settee, a pilot and
a deck hand, and you have the crew and ap
pearance of the famous “iron clad” Rawlins,
Lake Providence is a fine sheet of water*
possessed of that rare, quiet, pastoral beauty,
which is the peculiar feature of some of our
Northern Lakes. In this respect It resembles
Lake Geneva, in Wisconsin, except that the
shores are less lofty and less umbrageous. It
is not surprising that wealthy planters have
selected its banks as the site of their dwell
ings, Here, surrounded by magnolias and ev
ergreens, and attended by dusky-faced men!"
als, the purse proud aristocrat dreams away
the hours in splendid Idleness.
The first plantation we visited is owned by
Gen. Sparrow, now a member of the Confede
rate Congress. Gen. Crocker has his
headquarters here. We were met at
the landing by one of his aids,
and politely escorted over the grounds.
The house is a large wooden structure,
with lofty two-storied verandahs extending
across the front and either ends; not preten
tious in style but very pleasant. The lawn
in front contains a dozen acres thickly stud
ded with shrubbery and glistening with arbor
titaes and magnificent broad-leafed magnolias.
Nicely graveled winding pathways lead from
the mansion to the lake, where a light canoe
sits, like a waterfowl, on the water, moored
to the rude wlmrf.
The garden Is a marvel of beauty, and, even
now, neglected as It is, its sacred precincts
invaded by nnballowed feet and profaned by
unhallowed hands, trees, shrubs and creeping
vines, are covered with flowers, rivalling the
rainbow in their infinite variety of shade and
color. The beautiful flowers, the smooth
shaved lawn, the broad-leafed magnolia, the
soldiers within white tents glistening in the
sunshine, and above all, the silver lake calm
tmdunruflledas a mirror, until we ploughed
with our ungainly waft the virgin waters,
formed a picture whose setting should be a
wreath of diamonds.
Of course Gen. Sparrow is absent, hut he
has left behind him, as overseer, and to look
nfter his estate, a citizen of lowa, who emi
grated from the North several years since,
and by this time is supposed to be thoroughly
indoctrinated. At any rate, he swears by
Saint Jefferson.
Mrs. Sparrow occupied the place when the
Federale took possession, and naturally re
sented the invasion. She U now glad to draw
rations for herself and niggers from the over
flowing abundance of her despised and hated
Uncle Samuel. She was obstinate for several
weeks, living upon corn meal and refuse food,
but at last hunger got the better of her con
tumacy, and, with iter negroes, she yielded.
Leaving Sparrow’s plantation, wc swung
out into the stream, and for several miles
si coined along the borders of the lake, here
•fringed with cypress trees clothed from top to
base wi 1 h wierd and dismal Spanish moss. The
effect of this drooping parasite pendant In
long waving folds from the trunk and branch
es, is depressing to the last degree. It is sug
gestive of death and weeping willows. It
is the embodiment ot vegetable woe. No
patty, however joyous, can approach it, that
a mysterious influence does not appear to
emanate from its ghastly folds, which throws
a damp upon their spirits and compels their
silence until the unsightly object is passed.
Those who hare seen no mosses more preten
tious than the green fungi growing on trees
and rocks in Northern exposures, can form
no adequate idea of the wonderful exhuberant
growth of the Tlssaudria. Consumption is
not more fatal to the life ot man, titan this
parasite to the life of trees. Once let it fix
its iron grasp upon Its stem and branches,
and the proudest monarch of the forest be
comes a dead aud worthless trunk. The grey
hair-likc fibre bangs In folds three feet long
from every twig, tnc stouter end uppermost,
Tcsvmblißg for all the world, an aggregation,
of dishevelled locks. The wind sighs and
moans through the pendants with that pecu
liar mournful sound one hears from a tele
graph wires during a gale of wind.
The eastern shore of the lake is bordered by
plantations now deserted, and of course we
did not visit them. Just as we rounded to,
to coast the western slope, on the curve of
the beautiful sheet, with an out view of its
entire length and breadth, lies the plantation
of “widow” Blackman. As the steamer
with its shrill scream and angry puff, gave
•warning of our approach, awakening strange
echoes in those placid waters, the occupants
of this plantation, white and black, came out
upon the shore to gaze at us. Now and then
a grinning darkey would wave a single wipe
which, but for its suspicious color, might be
taken for a white handkerchief, the tOKcnof
peace and amity; hut from the scarcely
whiter, but more honored race, wc received
no sign of welcome. Mrs. B. and family are
intensely secession in their sentiments, and
naturally hate us most cordially. This does
not prevent them from receiving two hun
dred rations for thirty-shc persons from the
authorities, once a week, under the plea of
“extremedestitution.” It has occurred to
me that this plan of feeding rebels is radically
wrong. We have an immense army of our
own to feed, and as we cannot he entirely obli
vions to the claims of common humanity, and
must keep women and children from starving
so long as they are with us, it seems to me
to avoid this enormous expense they should
be taken, under a flag of truce, outside the
lines. The United States, great as arc Its re
sources, cannot feed all the genteel paupers
of the Southern Confederacy.
On the Western shore of the lake is abavou
or narrow channel called Bayou Baxter, bor
dered with cypress trees, leading by a circui
tous route to Bayou Macon, and a little far
ther South, another leading to Bayou Tensas.
The latter is the source of Tensas River, the
former with Bayou Macon and Lake Provi
dence arc thesourccs of Black River. It has
been deemed important for the success of the
expedition from this point that Bayou Macon
should be accessible. Both the other bayous
have been explored and insurmountable phy
sical obstacles discovered. Within a day or
two, however, another route Ims been men
tioned which 1b being looked after. If found
feasible the projected expeditions in other di
rections may be postponed.
I am not able to speak geographically or to
pographically of this bayou except that it lies
somewhere in theintcrlor, thatitis “several”
miles long, bordered by a magnificent plant
ing country-, traversed occasionally by rebel
steamers, fortified in Its angles by forts of
cotton, supporting a country rich iu horses,
cotton and negroes, and defended by rebel
cavalry. An exploring expedition was pro
jected this morning, but for some reason
abandoned, and! could notavailmyselfof the
invitation kindly extended by General Me
Phcrson and others to visit the Urrra incognita.
From a break In the levee at Grand Lake, the
’steamer Sam Young has floated over planta
tions and through forests until sho has reach
ed the entrance to Bayou Macon. Wo intend
ed to join her by another route, and together
seek out new worlds to conquer.
At» meeting of the officers and soldiers of
the 102 d Illinois volunteers, well known as
the regiment of the ‘‘Old Democratic War
Horse/’ on the 17th of March, ISC3, the fol
lowing resolutions were read and unani
mously adopted by the entire regiment, with
out one dissenting voice, as expressive of
their trne feelings In regard to the war, Its
condnct,-and the acts of the Government to
carry it out: i
We, the officers and soldiers of the 103 d DUnois
volunteers, assembled in onr camp in Gallatin
Tenn., on this 17lh day of March, 1863, to our
loyal brethren in arms throughout our country
and tooar friends at home,greeting: ’
Jietclred, That wo are fully determined. In our
!nmo»-t heart of hearts, that the Government of
oor fathers and the Union of onr States must and
shall be triumphantly sustained and perpetuated
to our children.
Jiuolrtd, That while we have a large share of
sympathy and kindly feeling towards many brave
men at the South, who are the dupesoflying
demagogues and misled by traitors; whom ambi
tion hath made mad—still we most meet'them
with the only arguments they will regard,- the im
plements of war
Jletolnd. That the thought of their succeeding
in their nefarious schemes, no true patriot will cm
Urtaln even fora moment—that to prevent it,no
sacrifice of property or blood will be too great—
that to yield to them while there is any one left to
fight, would entitle ns justly to the scorn of man
kind, would bean insultto the memory of our fa
thers, and a mockery of onr dead brothers who
hare already fallen.
Ketdttd, That any call for peace, for armistice,
or compromise with armed men, who sneer at any
terms except the destruction of our Government,
ie to ensnare, to beguile and to cheat—that we un
derstand the character and purposes of those who
do it—that compared with them—Christ would
bare taken Judas into Paradise, and Benedict
Arnold becomes a Saint.
lit edited, That we ate not politicians, but citi
zen soldiers, fighting for the best interests of the
bnman race and against those—who, upon the de
struction ol onr free Government, would establish
a tyrannical oligarchy, depending xepon force tor its
maintenance, and fatal to aK human/re#dcwi.inde
pendent oi color or race.
• The person whose euphonious patronym
. forms the caption to this paragraph owns a
plantation south of the mouth of Bayou Ten
sas. ‘When your correspondent discovers a
first class villain, whether standing brusque
faced in nil his naked deformity, or clothed in
fine linen, oradorned wUhshoulderstraps, he
It Inclined to lash.. him. v Now, whether, Mr.
Hood Is all of these or either of them, you can
say who read this veracious letter. Govy
Hood once lived in. Kentucky, where he now
owns a large property, which withwhai he
has in Louisiana xs worth a half million of
dollars. Ido not know what is the standard
of morality hero in Louisiana, bat his neigh
bors speak of It as a not very flagrant offense
against good order that he Urea with a yellow
■woman, whom be owns—a Blare—as bis wife.
By tbii woman be has begotten daughters,
foirto look upon, butwjthtlietalntof serfdom
which ill the water in the Mississippi cannot
eradicate. Here, as in the other Southern
States, the child follows the condition of the
mother. If theynrc,as beautiful os Venus,
and hire the wisdom of Minerva, so they are
tainted with the condition-of bondage, they
arc tlie creatures of a brutal owner’s caprice
and Inst I dare not whisper the apparently
trustworthy reports which reach me of the
nature of the connection said to exist be*
tween himself and daughter, bat in the North
we call it incest; hero it bears a milder name
—commerce with slaves. 'At the North we
coniine such men behind iron gratings; here,
so he Is rich and owns a hundred niggers, he
passes for a gcntlman, and represents the
parish in the Legislature.
At dark we returned, stopping for a mo
ment at Seller’s Plantation, where Gen. Mc-
Pherson has * established his headquarters.
We could forgive the shock to our sensibili
ties occasioned by the sight of a hundred
naked men bathing in the waters of the calm
lake, when we saw their evident enjoyment of
the exercise, and . reflected that it brought
health to them. The flood from the crevasse
is setting back in such volume that a change
oflocatianis deemed necessary, and I learn
that the General moves to town to-morrow.
.The superior Is tho headquarters of Gen.
Logan, one of the best, and oue of the most
abused officers in the service. With Gen.
Logan’s politinal opinions I have nothing to
do, hut that he is a thoroughly loyal and
honest man, and every inch a soldier, I firmly
believe. I wish I could say as much of all
other officers in the army, I hope another
star w UI grace his shoulder speedily.
One word of the steamer, and that for tho
sake of making honorable mention of Capt
Dexter, the master. He is better known in
connection with the Ohio river trade, where
he commanded the steamer Charley Bowen,
running between Evansville and Cairo. When
the rebels were on the rampage at Paducah,
some of the more prominent secessionists
waited upon him, as the Bowen came along
the wharf-boat with the Union flag fluttering
from her fore, and said if he pers : sted in sail
ing under “that rag,” a military company
would tear it down. Capt. Dexter, with an
air all his own, exclaimed, “ Get off my boat,
yon sneaking cusses. I shall float the stare
and stripes so long as I command the Bowen.
If you attempt to tear it down, all I’ve got to
say is, there’ll be a d—d big funeral 1” Next
day the Bowen bore the flag as usual, and it
was not disturbed. The Superior is an excel
lent boat, very superior in her appointments,
and deservedly popular.
There is nothing new relative to the break
In the levee at Providence. The stream is
constantly widening, and the back;country is
fast filling up. Last night, three houses were
lifted from their foundations and floated into
Lake Providence. The damage to the country
must be incalculable. The planters, however,
have mostly rcmovcd'their valuable moveable
property—horses, mules, cattle; negroes d id
onuiegitius —to the higher ground the other
side of Bayou Macon, where the country is
safe from overflow. It may reach them even
there; unless the Mississippi falls quickly. -.
102«1, SOlli. A>!> 56tU IftEGl
Ist Chicago Board of Trade Beg., V
Near Yazoo Pass, March 11,15C3. )
On the 24th ultimo the Field Staff and Line
officers, held a meeting to give expression to
their sentiments relative to this most infam
ous rebellion. On motion of Capt. A. E.
Barns a Committee on Resolutions was ap.
pointed,'consisting of Lieut. Col. 'Wright, as
Chairman, and Capts. Stockton and Barns,
andLieuts. Murry and Whittle. The com
mittee, through their chairman, reported the
following preamble and resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted by the officers of
the regiment, and were this day presented to
ihe whole regiment, formed in square, and
after being distinctly rend without comment,
except to advise every man to vote freely just
as he felt, were adopted with great enthusi
asm, only one dissenting vote. The resolu
tions express the true sentiments of the offi
cers and men under my command—uncom
promising war against traitors North and
South, until they lay down their arms and
submit to the Government.
The resolutions are directed.to be published
in your paper, aud 1 take pleasure iu forward
ing a copy of tlie same.
, Respectfully yourob’t. serv’t.,
F. A. Starring,
Col. 72d 111. InCy. Beg.
■SVnmEAs. The officers and soldiers of the 72d
regiment of Illinois infantry, feel sensible that in
tauing np arms in defence of our country, they
were actuated by motive!* of pure patriotism, the
highest sentiment which inspires the human heart,
ana. .
WnznsAß, Oar regiment, composed of men of
all political parties, have, by common consent,
merged all party and personal preferences, in a
nnited determination to sustain the Government
and protect the flag,which have been handed down
to us in honor from our fathers; and,
IViiEBJtAS, We firmly believe this rebellion to
bo wicked, causeless and unjustifiable, without a
precedent in the history of the world, for the deep
infamy which has characterized its Inception and
prosecution, by the enemies, not of their own
country tdono, but of enlightened liberty every
where, and that God has and will sustain us In the
earnest maintenance of a lust and holy cause,
against an unscrupulous, malignant and desperate
enemy, whose strongest hope of success is based
upon dissensions among the men of the loyal
States; which hope is, with proud assurance,
flaunted in our faces by rebels of both sexes, and
thclrjtosUlone sustained by the disloyal press of
the >ortb, circulated in vast numbers among our
noble, loyal army, and throughout the territory in
rebellion; and.
Whereas, We believe, with united and earnest
action of the loyal men of the loyal States, this re
bellion can.wlth the blessings of Almighty God,
be speedily crushed, and we permitted to return to
our homes, to enjoy the blessings of an honorable
peace, heightened by the recollection of
weary marches, sufferings and privations, and to
mourn over and honor the memory of our beloved
comrades who have fallen victims to theirpatriotic
ardor in defence of their country; while on the
other hand we as firmly believe the enemy wc fight
will resist the Government, even to their own an
nihilation, eoTongas theyshallcontinue to receive
“aid and comfort” from those Northern traitors
and pirates, who scruple at nothing which their
fiendish Inventions can devise, by tongue; pen and
press, to villlfy the Government and strengthen,
aid and encourage traitors in arms;
Therefore, we, as citizen soldiers, in an enemy's
country, about to march against his strongholdat
Vicksbuie, feel called upon to make a full and ex
plicit declaration of our sentiments and solemn
determination, relative to this crisis, in these the
seemingly dark days of the Republic.
Jtesched , That our sentiments in reference to
this war, the causes which brought it about, the
designs with which it is prosecuted by traitors in
arms at the South, aided and abetted by traitors at
the North, are the same this day as when we left
our loved and happy homes. The knowledge wc
have gained of the enemy whom we fight, bias
served only to Intensify onr convictions that there
is no peace for our unhappy country, except in the
triumph ofonrarms. That all efforts from what
soever quarter, to bring about an armistice with
the enemy, or negotiate a peace upon any other
basis than the acknowledgment or the indepen
dence of the rebel Confederates, originate In the
minds of men who are grossly ignorant of the
rebels, or whose hearts and heads arc perverted by
nursing treason. That in this view we believe it
to be the solemn duty of our Government In the
future prosecution of this war, to make the most
energetic and effective use of any and every means
which God and Nature has placed within our con
trol, recognized by enlightened humanity, which
will strengthen our cause or weaken thu traitors
Jletdted, That the officers and soldiers of this
regiment have watched with sincere regret aud
deep Indignation the efforts made by traitors in
thcXegislature of our own State of Illinois, to call
home our soldiers, bring about an armistice with
the rebels, and attempt negotiations with them for
the consummation of peace. That onr confidence
in such efforts would oe sadly shaken, if from no
other causes, from the facta which cannot be dis
guised. that the result of an armistice would-be to
strengthen the bands of the rebels when their
cause is waning, and to demoralize onr loyal ar
mies in the field; while we could have no hopes
for an hcnorable peace, the terms to be settled bv
commissioners, agreed upon and selected on both
sides by traitors to the Government. That we re
joice over the success of the efforts of our patriot
ic Governor, Richard Tates, sn?taincd by loyal
men of all parties, in both branches of the Legis
lature. to defrat those infamous measures, fraught
with such terrible dishonor to our country and our
glorious flog. That we feel constrained to warn
these traitors in Illinois, in and ont of the Legis
lature, should they succeed in the design of calling
home her patriotic soldiers, while the rebels in
arms arc defiantly resisting the Government, wc
shall bring with ns anas, which we hare learned
how to nse, and bodies inured to many hardships,
and though wc would recrct as deeply as any men
could do. the terrible necessity of transferring the
war to the North, we will, while God gives ns
strength, fight traitors, whether in the streets of
Chicago, in the broad prairies of our State, or in
tbc rebel territory of the South.
Jletdted, That we assert what we ©four own
knowledge know to be true, when wo tell our
friends of the loyal States that the strongest prop
of the rebellion at this day, is the circulation of
Northern newspapers, containing treasonable sen
timents, among onr soldiers and the rebels. -We
call upon our friends who have encouraged tus to
leave our homes and our peaceful, profitable avo
cations, to sustain ns by lawfully suppressing the
publication and circulation of disloyal newspa
pers, and punishing their anthers as traitors de
Jieecited* That without regard to party predilec
tions, n e mo.-t heartily approve the patriotic ac
tion of onr Colonel. Fred. A. Starring, m suppress
ing the sale of the Chicago Times in this regiment,
and forbidding any person bringing such paper
into onr camp, with the express avowal that he
had no prejudice against that sheet or its editors,
but that every number of It comes to us reeking
with treason against our Government, with no re
proof for the rebels—and we therefore repudiate
that paper as unfit to he sustained, encouraged or
read by loyal men.
Rctutedy That we appreciate as highly as men
can, the blessings of peace, and look forward with
yearning hope to the day when it shall be restored
to ns with its beneficent aud holy influences; but
it mast be peace based on the triumph of our glo
rious Hag, and the submission of thevebels to the
Constitution and laws of onr Gove'mmcnt. Peace
on any other terms can but be dishonorable to our
' nation and to every soldier who has given his ser
vlets or his life to bis country.
Jtcfdred, That the sentiments contained in the
to’dier-like patrioticaddrees of Maj. Gen. McPher
son. announcing to ns our marching orders for
Vicksburg, finds a warm response In every sol-
heart. We came to this war expecting and
willing to share thcperils and honors of the battle
field, and wc pledge ourselves to the gallant com
mander of the 17th Army Corps, and to Brig. Gen.
Qulmby, commanding this Division, that wc will
sustain them at Vicksburg, or any other field where
they may lead ua, trusting and commending our
selves, and those near to us, to the merciful career
out HeavenTy Father. who “ fioeth all things well."
. 2teictt*d % That we desire to take this occasion to
reiterate our. thanks to the Board of Trade and
Young Hen's Christian Association of the City of
Chicago, under whose auspices wc entered into'
the contest, for their many acts of kindness, show
ingtheir appreciation of our services.
lluotred, That a copy of theaeresolutions be for
warded. to the Chicago Board of Trade, Young
Hen's Christian Association, His Kncellency Ridh
trd Tales, Maj. Qcn. McPherson, and Brig. Gen
Qulmby; al&o to the Chicago Thidcne for publi
J!eioired, That then; is as ranch good sense in
making the negro help us in our struggle for free
government, in any way which his capacity will
admit of, as there la in the rcbdauslnghim in their
etrugple for d- epotism. and ire will not weaken
our struggle for “American Freedom,*’ from any
squeamish regard to the desires that rebel* may
have, that nebody shall use negroes but them
selves. •
J(e*dred, That though, happily, desertions are
comparatively few, we regard it the duty of oar
friends at the North to discountenance, by all Poe
tical means, all desertions, and to use all available
means to have deserters returned to their respect-
Ivc commands. ‘ '
Mtttlred, That we are here amidst encimeß.wita
our numbers constantly diminishing by the casu
alties of war, and we therefore hear with delight,
the efforts of the Government to fill the decimated
ranks of our army, upon whose efficiency alone the
safety of our Government depends, and we regard
the pat-sago of the late conscription law as emi
nently wise, just and expedient.
Jiefolred, That wo utterly repudiate those pub
lic presses at the North, who persistently vilify our
officers in the field, and by constant carping at the
Government, seek to weaken its hold upon the af
fections of the people, ami thus injure us more
than they could with arms in their hands in open
Metolvedy That for ourselves, “ come weal or
come woe,” we will fight treason to the bitter end:
that by every consideration dear to man, we will
snstain onr country In this struggle for life, or we
will perish with her.
Attest:. Lieut. Conger, Secretary.
Camp 20th lixs. I'T'antov, i
Lake Providence, Mitch 12, is 63. f
and men of the
' i V*iT lljnols lufajl -try, to express their opinion
0 1 t> c cour pnrsued by some of the so-call
ed Democrats alias Copperheads of Illinois,
held on the evening of the 11th last.
The meeting was called to order by Col. E.
Richards, and, on motion, Capt. G. W. Ken
nard was called to the chair, and Adjt. J. R.
Conklin appoin’ed Secretary.
On motion of Col. E. Richards, Captains
Daniel Bradley, and J. F. Cleghorn and Lient,
L. P. Boas, were appointed a committee to
draft resolutions, expressing the'feelings of
the regiment on Copperheadlsm, <fcc. While
the committee were engaged drafting resolu
tions, Chaplain Charles Sutton and Captain
Charles L. Paige made short and very appro
priate speeches. The committee then pre
sented the following resolutions, which were
unanimously adopted:
Wbeheas. Certain papers published in tho State
of Illinois, have not oulyjjlven aid and comfort
to the ntterere of treasonable sentiments through
their columns, but have seen fit to calumniate and
villliy those who were honest enough to express
their sentiments in regard to the war now waged
between the constituted authorities and rebels iu
' arms ; therefore, be it
Itesdeed, That the members of the 20tKHlinols,
enlisted in the service of the United States for the
one and single purpose of crushing out the ene
mies thereof, ami restoring the Government to its
full and absolute supremacy.
Jiefolted. -That we spurn with contempt the
•efforts of those who are now attempting, or who
may hereafter attempt, to sow the seeds of dissen
sion amoDgtboße who arc now In the field, serving
to the best of their ability lu tho cause of their
Country, and that we look upon such persons as
worthy only of less regard, t turn those who meet
us—armed rebels—on the battle field.
Jletdred, That we pledge ourselves as oue man
to staud hy the Government of our fathers; to
protect it against the machinations ot all traitors
•Irom the North or South: or failing In so doing,
to leave our bodies upon the field as evidence of
'the sincerity of our intentions.
• Avert'd, That a copy of these resolutions be sent
to theloyal papers ofChicago, and to papers of that
class pmAUned in comities which furnished com
panies to this regiment as originally constituted.
After the above resolutions were read, Cap
tain J. F. Clcghom sung “ The Battle Cry of
Freedom,” the entire regiment joining in the
On motion of Captain Paige, the meeting
adjourned. G. w. Kennaed, President.
J. K. Conklin, Sec'y-
At a meeting of the 06th Illinois regiment
of volunteers, Captain Sanford Cochran, of
Company B, was called to the chair,and Capt.
P. J. Welsh, and Capt. Ed. Kefler, were ap
pointed Secretaries. Upon motion the Chair
man appointed Col- G. B. Raum Mai J p
Hall, Barj;eon Jas. S. TVlutmire, Capt/Sam’l.
Atwell, Company A, and Lieut. J. M. Fields,
Company B, a committee to draft resolutions
expressive of the opinions and views of the
olliccrs and men of this regiment upon the
war. The meeting was then adjourned bv the
President to await the report of the Com
The Committee having prepared their re
port,the regiment was drawn up at their camp,
three miles below Helena, Ark., on the even
ing of the 14th day of March, 3SCJ, to receive
it. The Committee reported the following
preamble and resolutions, to-wit;
WnEitEAP, An effort is being made by a set of
political demagogues, in Illinois and other North
ern States, to bring about a reaction in the public
mind upon the war, by engendering opposition to
the Administration through the pretended reor
ganization of the Democratic party, upon a peace
tooling, and by treasonable correspondence with
the army to create discontent and desertion from
the ranks. Now, although wc hare left our homes
to risk our lives for our cotmtiy, we claim the
right, as citizens of Illinois, to be heard from in
this momentous crisis; therefore.
J.'fHlced. That we are unalterably attached to
the Federal Government and the American Union,
one and imiivisable. now and forever. In our
opinion, the destruction of either would entail on
the American people irreparable ami untold evils.
JienAttd, That in our opinion, the paramount
law of the State Is tbo preservation of the State,
and that it is legal to exercise all powers which
are necessary to that end. We are In favor of all
means aud measures which will weaken the rebel
lion and strengthen the Federal arms, and opposed
to nil measures and all men tliat have the opposite
tendency or Influence. In the exercise of the
power necessary to preserve the nation, we have
no fears for the liberties of the people; the tradi
tions and instincts of the people favorno encroach
ments upon their rights.
Jfadted, That In our opinion the present Ad
ministration Is not only not accountable for the
war, but made an honest effort to avert it, and Is
now making a like effort to prosecute the war to
the complete overthrow of the rebellion.
JUtcludy That In our opinion there has been no
departure from the original object of the war, to'
wit: the preservation of the Federal Constitution
and Government, and otrr Territorial uuitv. The
war, forced as It was upon an unwilling pe'dplc by
a conspiracy of arrogant and haughty traitors, has
as?-tuned proportions so gigantic and far-reaching
that, not only must preparations of the most stu
pendous character the great American poople are
capable of be made, but the exercise of the most
stringent military powers must be encouraged, and
every ncccssaiy privation aud hardship at home
and In the army endured, that the war may be con
ducted to an honorable peace, resulting In the re
establishment of Federal authority throughout
the land, and the punishment of Its originators,
aiders and abettors
J,'etched, That while the nation is grappling
with this monstrous rebellion, it Is the duty of
every citizen to lay aside all parry creeds, plat
forms and organizations and stand firmly by the
powers that be, and aid in an effort to save the
fetched. That while wc ore all advocates of
freedom of speech and of the press, yet when this
God-given privilege, guaranteed to us by the mag
na cliarta of the American Union is profligated to
the base purposes of treason and the demoraliza
tion of the people, a wholesome amount of restric
tion is absolutely necessary to be placed upon
thorn in order to maintain Intact the forms of Gov
ernment that guarantee them.
Jletdted, That for that motley crew of southern
sympathizers,—grumblers and fault-finders of the
h orth—known in the army by the name of Whang
doodles and Copperheads —wo entertain an unmiti
gated contempt, and would much prefer treating
like gentlemen a southern rebel with arras la his
hands, whom we knew howto handle, than to find
a northern traitor, who. under the garb of loyaltv,
would stab us and ourconntry in the dark. To a’l!
such scoundrels is due the desolatlonlof our homes,
and all the blood and treasure that is now being
spent. •
We hold that the Qoyrnmcnt has a claim upon
thclifeandpropeityoreveiy citizen, to aid In
maintaining Its integrity and perpetuating Its ex
istence. Therefore,
Jletdted, That we view tho Lite Congressional
enactment, known ae the Conecriptioptaw. with
peculiar and unqualified satisfaction, believing
that through its provisions many of these malcon
tents and fault-finders can be reached, and com
pelled to serve their country, who have heretofore
been too cowardly to enter the service, and made a
virtue of grumbling to cover their cowardice and
Jhfohed, That though we much prefer the quiet
pleasure and endearments of home to the priva
tions and hardships incident to a soldler'slife; yet
wc are determined to stand by the Government for
years to come rather than submit to a’dishonora
ble peace And when wc, the soldiers of this
Grand Army, do return to enjoy onr now desolate
but then blissful homes—Wo I wo! wo! be unto
all Whangdoodlcs. Copperheads,'malcontents and
fault-finders who have created disaffection at home
and tried to sow the seeds of discord la ont ranks;
for a terrible retribution awaits them, and noncof
ns wM be found who can stoop so low as to throw
the mantle of charity over them.
Ketdved. That we have implicit confidence in
Governor Richard Yates of Illinois, his honesty,
patriotism and executive ability, and that wc feel
m.dcrlastingobligationg to him for his Zealand
untiring efforts to promote the comfort and welfare
of the Illiuois volunteers in the field. No maa
could have done more.
Jlesched . That these proceedings be published
in the Chicago Tbibcnz and Illinois Slate Jour
nal, and the papers in Southern Illinois are re
quested to copy.
After remarks from several officers and
men of the regiment, on motion, tbc resolu
tions were adopted by an overwhelming vote,
five or six persons only voting in the negative.
Capt. Sanford Cochran. Prea’t.
Capt. P. J. Welsh, ]
Capt. Ed. Keffeii, S' Secretaries.
The undersigned officers of the 56th Illinois
volunteers, participated at the adoption of
the foregoing resolutions and concur in the
opinions and views therein set forth.
Dated the 11th day of March, 18C3, at Camp
of said regiment, near Helena, Arkansas.
Green B. Raunc. Col. EGth Ullnoia Volunteers
John P. Hall, Major.
Jns. S. Whitmire. Surgeon.
Pinckney J. Welsh, Captain Co. C,
Sandford Cochran, Captain Co. B.
Joshua M. Fields, 2d Lieut. Co. B.
Sam'l Atwell, Captain Co. A.
A; E. Walbrfclit, IstLient. Co. A.
Geo.W Rankin. Sd Lieut. Co. A
John C. Lewis, 8d Lieut. Co. C.
Joeiah Joiner, Ist Lieut. Co. E.
Elisha Dillon 2d Lieut. Co. £.
John W. O'Neal. Captain Co. F.
Hiram S. Dunlap. Su Lieut. Co. F.
Edward Keffer. Captain Co. 6.
Thos. S. Campbell, Ist Lieut. Co. G.
Johnß. EMod, Assistant Surgeon.
John J. Scott. Sd Lient. Co. 1L
M. J. Dcmpsvy, Ist Lieut. Co. K.
John L. Hayes, 2d Lieut. Co. K
Jas. C. Tanguary, Ist Lieut. Co. B.
John E. Barken, Ist Lient. Co. C.
James P. Files. Captain Co. IL
M. Michelson. Adjutant.
Sylvester It Cone, Captain Co. D.
A. F. Marsh, Assistant Surgeon.
Wm.B. Bruner, Chaplain.
Wm. E, Webber, Captain Co. E.
and TWO RIVERS.—The upper cabin steamer
Will leave for the above ports on
Wednesday Evening, April Ist,
At 8 o’clock.
Tor freight or passage apply to A. E. GOODRICH.
mhSl.t&Sit 1 * r
"OEMOYAL.—Mrs. D.A. Jackson,
J-li Importer of Fashions. Las removed her Cloak
sad Pattern Rooms
From 104 to 142 Lake Street, (up stairs,)
Booms formerly occupied by Mrs. Lee. where ladles
can find a cood Assortment of RICH MILLINERY,
superintended by MISS BREWER, formerly of H. W.
WethereU's. Also.
For Ladies and Children's Dresses of the latest styles,
Pattern. Dress and Cloak Department superintended
by MISSS. A. GODFREY, formerly of a.T.Tavlor’s
(Don Ton). New York City. mtSibSSfr-a
T OTTERIES.—John A. Morris
ihiSJK dSSZS But ” Lolt ' r3, ,rillb ' an ""“ a
liTcry Wfidnpwla, and Saturday
During the year. Prizes range from. $lO to 530.000. For
Circulars or Ticket#, address , A. J. BACHB.
mh*7-b694-15t 159 Broadway. N. r.
sanction Sale*.
The rapid Increase of onr business repairing greater
faculties, wo have taken the elegant and spacious
103 and 105 Dearborn Street,
Corner of WasblnrtoD.Well known as Portland Block.
The faculties for displaying Furniture and all
kinds of Merchandise, and the locality for the transac
tion of the auction bnslne?* In all Us branches, surpas
ees any stand In the city, where wa shall elve oar per
sonal attention to the sale of all klmlsofjlerchandbo
Particular attention will be Riven to the sale of Beal
Estate, and of Household goods, at dwellings or any
part of the dty.
Regular sales of Furniture, Boots and Shoes. Dry
tro( *kcry. Glassware. Groceries, &c„
week at onr sale rooms.
mneral cash advances made on consignments of aH
kinds of Merchandise. AU sales made for cash, and
Immediate returns made to consignors.
transactions atrictlvconfidential.
JL lot and
Entire Fnrnitnre, Fixtures, &c.,
On Wednesday April Ist, 1863, at 10
o’clock a* m., on tUe Premises*
la consequence of the dissolution of the firm of
Gage Pro. 4 Drake, by limitation, wo shall sell with
out reserve. to the highest bidder. Cor cash, the Hotel
£irJ« ovr 9. to travelers as the Mastasoit House, a
Brick Five Story Building, ami Lot 40x130 leet situate
on the comer of South Water street and Central
avenue, opposite the Great Central Depot. Chicago 111.
Also at the same time, the entire Household Farnl
ture. consisting of Parlor, Drawing-Room. Chamber,
Bed-Room, Dlulnc-Room and KUchcn Furniture;
Beds, Mattresses. Redding.Carpeting. Mirrors, Crock
ery. China. andGiasswatv, Bed and Table linen.Table
Cutlery, SUver-Plated Ware. <tc.—tho whole compris
ing all that Is requisite to carry on a First Class Hotel;
all the pas- and other fixtures, steam-boiler, beating
plres, together with the office and bar-room furniture.
The location of the House Is one of the most central
and desirable in the city, being In the vicinity of the
largest wholesale houses and directly opposite the
Great Central Depot; Is a well built brick building,
covering the entire ground, containing upwards of
two hundred rooms, and doing a lucrative business.
It Uwellfurnlahcdthronghont and heated bv steam.
ThelOUCxiSO lect. Is very valuable and deslrabUaa
business property.
Tin/ House ana Furniture will be sold together or
. separately, os the purchasers may desire.
For further particulars, address Messrs. Gage. Bro.
& Drake or . VVM. A. BUTTERS 4 C 6..
mUICa&tQ-td Auctioneers. Chicago, DL
Dwelling-House Furniture,
Barn. Onthoaw, Horae*. Males, Cattle, llojs, Wasoas.
Farming Utensils. Green-House, upwards of 10,004
Lights of Glass for Hot- Reds, together with everything
on the place, w 111 he sold
On Thursday, April 3d, ISG3,
10# O’CLOCK A. M.^
In conseeuencc of the dissolution of the Arm of Gage, :
Bro.&DraKe.bv limitation, wewitl sellto the hUhot
bidder, without reserve, for Caih, the Form well
known a.« the Tremont Garden, situate two miles south
of the city limits on the HluelslaruiPiankltiUtd,
The Farm contains 50 acre? of the highest crcundaad
most valuable land in the vicinity of Chieaao; no ex-
spared in the drainage and other Im
provements. to brine It under the hlulust cultivation.
The Garden contains a larce nnntber of StrawbVTy
Be«ls—covorinpabotuthrce acres—Beds of Asparaaus,
Ithnbarb.Ciinmibers.Kadishes. Lettuce. 4c. Currant
ami Goosberry Hushes. Apple. Poaoh. Pear and Cherry
Trecsof almost every variety. Lettuce anti Kadbhea
arccowroatlyfor the marker, and other vegetable in
an advanced state of forwarding for the market: under
upwards of it.MK'lights of glass.
The Grcen-4iouse contains everv variety of the exotic
Gmpe In the highest state of cultivation.
The Dwcllluc-Uonse and entire Furniture. Barn,
Hoc-House and outbuilding*.
The Live Slock comprises three Mare? with foal, one
fine team of Horses, two Odts.one spaa large Mutes,
seven cows, four young Cattle, a great varletv of
PoultTv.wlthabouCiOOHoitsof thy Suffolk wul Whlio—
Chester stock.
Farm Wagon*, double am! .single Harness, and all the
FarmlDcrieD<ils,lliewholer>rfstfnliii£:oneof the best
chances eve r offered la the vicinity of Chicago for the
purchase of a Farm tinder the best cultivation, and la
that forward state tliat insures au immediate Income
upon the Investment.
Forfiirtlier particulars address Gage Pro. 4
Drake.or ■»?>!. A. BL'TTEUS A Co-
Iti-iivninO-ui Auctioneers. Chicago. 111,
i-l have removed from 53 Lake-ar. to
Stores 46 and 48 Dearborn Street
opposite lleTremont House, wberewc shall, as hero
tuiore.trocsact a
General Auction Business,
The above stores are the most centratlv located and
octteradapted to an Auction bn-lness than any other ta
the city. We sballcoaUnuc to receive oa consignment
and to sell.
We shall give our personal attention to the
Also, to the Sale of Household Goods,
At the residences of families, or will bare goods re
moved by experienced men loour comtDodioas rooms
for sale Ir desired, TTe shall also continue ottr
KS“Flrst class reference given.
Gilbert & samcsox,
General Auctioneers, 46 4 43 Dearborn-st.
Opposite the Trcmont House.
Regular sole days of Furniture. 4c , TUESDAYS and
FRIDAYS of each w«ek.
New and Second Hand Furniture, Piano,
Carpets and Housekeeping Goods,
Ou TUESDAY, March 31st. at 9.S' o’clecS, wo will
fell, at oar now Salesrooms, <6 and 4S Dearbor.i-st,. a
large assortment of Fnrmtu re. etc., consisting of Par
lor and Chamber Sets, Sofas, Tetoa-fetes. Parlor anil
other Chairs. .Varhlo Top Tables. Dressing Bureaus.
Commode and Bureau Washstands Wardrobes.French
and Coltige Fcdsteads. Tea Pov Stands. Eocklne
Chairs. 'Wbstnots. chamber Stands, Lounges. Spring
Feds. Mirror?. Refrigerators, Brussels and other Car
pets, Mirrors. &c.
One Chlckerlng Plano Forte, in Rosewood case, and
In good order.
mhaa bTCT-tt Auctioneers.
vJI Auctioneers. 46 & 43 Dearborn street.
On TUESD at, March 31. at 3S' o'clock, we will sell
at onr rew salesrooms.-Nos. 16 A ta Dearborn street,
opposite theTremont House.
, 200 R WBurcau Waal stands, lathe white,
iw B W and Ch Dcd-tCiids. Gothic and K C.,la white.
CO H W Pajjcl do.,m tt.« while.
SOBWTtaPoys. with drawers In the while.
Hi B TV and Chi? C Loungtn in the white.
110 R-C Bedsteads, varniaaed.
All the above goods are mad a la the best manner,
and of reasoned wood. Samples can bo seen any time
hefere the pale,
pr Terms cash. Sale without reserve.
mli27-bT3fl-St Auctioteers,
£8 Lake street. Chicago,!!!.. wilt give tbclr personal at
tention to the sale of Beat Estate, la an* part of the
dry. Parties making up tliclr plans to sell by auction
will do well to col] on the subscribers.
JL/AT AUCTION—By S NiCKEnsoN.iM Late street,
corner of Franklin .on Monday, March 30th. Wednes
day. April Ist. Friday. April Sd. at 3tf o'clock
A.M.. will be sold Cloths. Ca-ilmeres. Satinets, a gene
ral stock of Dry Goods and Clothing Yankee Notions.
FornUhlrcGood> and Jewelry. At private sale, Oil
Cloths ard Carpeting.
TOhafr-]>&g-Pt S. NICKERSON. Auctioneer
Gore, Willson & Co.
Every Tuesday and Thursday,
AT 10 A. M.. PROMPT.
And at private sale throughout the week. Wo guar
antce oar stock to bo
Than by any other House.
Our stock being cosslgncdtouaby
To whom we make advances,
For cor tying a LARGE and WELL ASSORTED stock.
Which wc offer to the highest bidder
or at private sole, on
feKaSOS-Sm St Lake ureft. Chicago.
Merit aloae make* a SEWING MACHINE valuable
The people are perceiving that glowing repress eat
Hons are not merit.
That It Is economv sM wisdom to pnr®MS only
SEWING MACHINE of known practical utility.
There are 106,0X1 Machines In use ta this country acd
This Machine Is PROFITABLE and AVAIL A 5 LB A
It Is eqnal to TEN Seamstresses.
AN" ANNUAL DIVIDEND of ICO to 500 per cent, (oa
Its cost) may be obtained In use—by its possessor.
This Is the only SEWING MACHINE la the world
making the LOCK-STITCH with the ROTATING
HOOK, and using the glass FOOT.
General Agent for mmols. Wisconsin, lowa, Northern
' TnfMnwa Minnesota and Kansas
on application or by port
Family Sewing Machine,
With all new improve merit* (Hemmer. nraider.Blnder.
Feller.Tucker. Corder. Gatherer. &c„ ic.. Ac„' isThe
ct earest. and best, ami mos« l eautifal ol all machines
torlaniUvaealcgand light manufacturing purpose*
The branch Orflces are well supplied with silk twist
thread, needles, oti.de. ofthe very beat quality. *
_Send lor a paxpblxt anti a copy of Sinoiii &
Co’o GAzrrrx." L M, SINGER & CO
453 Broadway, if. Y.
Chicago Office, 50 Clark Street.
Agents wanted la DUaoijandlowa.
s s*S! l: EmpL-rEhotUo
XvJL Madison street, between State and Dearborn.
Doors open at 7 o’clock; perlormancea commence! 7M
Engagement of the talented young actress,
Who will appear daring thewcckln a«erle9 of brilliant
character*, tbe rendition of wLlch hare made her a
nnlrerta) favorite, and gained for ner the praise of the
Preis and labile hr whom she U considered, one of
the most accomplished ladles oathe stage.
"WEDNESDAY EVENING. April Ist, will be pre
sented Knowles' celebrated play of
hOYE; or, The Countess and the Serf.
Grasp Dascr.
To conclade with
IF* Than dar, Ml** Coombs will appear as “PAR
THtNIA, in Ixgomab.
yorNG men’s association
TVm deliver Us popular Oration oa
April SM, 1863, nt 8 O'Cloclr.
Door* open at 7 o’clock. Tickets for sale at Hotels
and Bookstores: and at Higgins’Music Stum.
A portion of the Hall and of tbe Caller? will be «et
apart for RESERVED SEATS-tickets M ceuta- to
other parts of tbe boose. 33 cents.
%W~ Tbe sale of Reserved Seats will close at half-*
past six o’clock oa the evening of the Lecture.
Chairman Lect. Com.
dolph street, between Matleaon A Sherman Houses,
Mo3H>.it Er*3ii3fO. March 30th. and every evening
during the week. First week of the langhaolo Ethio
pian operetta Oh. Bosh, or the Vlrglnny Cupids. In
which tbe whole Company will appear. Also the first
weekot the following plecee-Cottase by the Sea;
Tbe Glpeey Davy. What Can’t be Cared. Grand Comie
Medley, The Vacant Chair. Second week of Leon’s
Highland Straittpey. Tbe Haunted House, The French
DanclngMaater.ErtiaclChonis.Ac. Door* open at I;
Concert commeacss at S o'clock P. M. MATINEE on
Satniday, April 4th. Doors open at IS', commenc
ing at2so’clock.P.M. Admhalon2sceau. Children
under m years, to Matinee, IS cents.
rnhSO-bSOSIw It, S.DINGESS. Agent.
_LT_L Erery Afternoon and Evening,
For One 'VN'eolc Only.
And the favorite Now Eng - and Vocall-t,
The world renowned ** Little Fairy*’ DolMo Dutton
(hy far the itnaUe*t person In the worM. of tier ace.)
eleven years old. twenty-nine Ir.i-'-en tall, and welcMns
only fifteen ponrd.*. ronly one tMrd a- targe as Geu.
Toai Thumb). will give Levees at the above Hall every
afternoon and evening for one week, commencing
MONDAY. March 3Uh. Iu connection with a series of
Grand Concerts by the Distinguished Vocalist,
Mias E. A. MASSH, of Boston,
Sengs, dances and characteristic representations by
LittleDollle, and OpeiatlcSclectlons -’V
apii fiTorite '.;; ioh3 j AJr - costume)'by MLja
Jiaim, at rach cnicrtn’nnictu.
Doors open at 2 and (s)s o’clock; entertainments
cotrnicr.ce at Sand “H.
&T AdmMoaSS cents: Children 15 cents; Children
In the aitcrcoon 10 tents. .
mhavt>:stj(tl3 A Lit EXIT % ORTON*. Manager.
rsDKE tub cinEcrnojf op
Five Thousand Tickets.
One Gift to Every Ticket.
SprciAt.—Owing to the InaMlltvof thooxauilsto s*.
core Tickets to the late Grand Gift Concert, the Mana
gets, by special request, have mads arrangements to
give a Second Grand Gift Concert. Thearraageraenta
ureona more liberal scale, andcitizens who were un
able tiM'Urchase Tickets for the late Concert will now
nave an onrortuolty In this, the Second Grand Gift
Convert. The management will labor to make this
Concert the ablest and best ever given in the West
Tncff* prizes have all been selected with great core ami
are of good manufacture. and warranted genuine The
best of vocal ami Instrumental talent l-« engaged, and
every effort will he made to render the Convert enter
talnlng.and to make italoxe a compensation for the
Tickets for sale at Werbe <fc Co’s ofQce, No iTLar
man Block'TCSouth Clark street; TV. W. Kimball, deal.
erlnPlanoFortes.lo7 Lake streetnpstalrsj A.H. Mil
ler, Jeweler. IS6 Lake street, cumerof Clark: GlUett.
Titus 4r Co.V Fancy Goods and Stationery Wareroonu
No. 137 Lake street; Cudworth ft Loring's. 115 Uaadolnh.
Btreet. and nearlr all public places.
Persons lu the country. wUlxlngTlcket*. by enclosing
the money to Werbe « Co-. Proprietors, Post Oflce
Lock Box 6332. will meet with prompt attention. AU
communications must be addressed to them.
The pnbllc is respectfully invited to examine those
two elegant Pianos at W. W, Kimball’s, dealer in Plano
Fortes.lOTLnkestreet. up stairs: also.those three One
Sewing Machines, at Wheeler ft Wilson’s Agency. 104
Lake street; one of them-ihelr Prize Machlne-fa the
finest and handsomest mannfhctnred. lurtupllvate Is
In the White House. In onr President's fondly; also, in
the Household of the Tycoon of Japan, the Duchess of
Sutherland. England,and the Dachessof Constantine.
RnMa; Fine Silver Ware. Ac., at A. U. Jliller'a. 128
Lake street; Photographic Albums and other Fine
Good?, at Glllett. Titus ft Co.'?. 137 LaSB street: and
oilier Prizes, at Cudworth & Lo ring’s. 115 Randolph
Drawers of Gifts in the country can have them for
warded by sending ihclr address to Werbe 4t Co_
Post oiEce Boxcnni.
The principal Gifts wiiibe on exhibition at Bryan TT*p
On the evening of the Concert.
The numbers drawing the following Prizes will be
Enbllshed la the Dally Papers Immediately after the
.Prize. Value.
- i—i .-Octave Rosewood Plano Forte, large
runnel corners three row* of moulding on
- ca?e, serpentine bottom. Inlaid name
board, carved legs andjncdal 4300.00
2—l 7-Octave Rosewood Plano, largo round
corners 900.00
S—l Magnificent Wheeler ft Wilson Sewing
Machine, richly silver-plated am} ora a.
merited, Inlaid with pearl, rosewood 101 l
case. slde drawers 200 00
4 No. I Wheeler ft Wilson Sewing Machine,
rich mahogany full case, tide drawers, cu
poleanlop U“O9
5 N0.2 Wheeler* Wilson Sewing Machine.
rtfh mahogany half case C7OO
6 Diamond Cluster Gent's Pin 90.00
7 Diamond Cluster Garnet Centre Ring 7t) 00
8— Gent's Gold Watch, hanUngcase S) M
9 Watches, eacR#2SX MOO
13—1 Fine Pearl Inlaid WrltlncDesfe. 3o 00
13— Extra 14 inch Rosewood writing Desk.... ifi 00
14— Silver PlatedLadles’ Dressing case. Tur*
“Key Morocco cover. 23.0*
15— Rosewood Ladies* Jewel and Dressing
Case 15.X
15—1 Oblong Paneled Photograph Album, Ivory
ornamentvd.UVplctures... CO 00
17—1 Oblong Medallion Clasp Album, 100 pie-:
tnres. 25.00
15—1 Oblong Turkey Morocco Album. CO pic- ' -
tores 10 00
19— Quarto Paneled Album, Ivory ornament^
ed. extrarlasps.so pictures ‘ io oo
20— Turkey Morocco Album, extra, 50 pic
tures 6.00-
21— iTr.rkcyMoroccoAlbnm.Mplctures. (TOO
21—lMoroccoAlbnm.rpOpSctures 4.00
S3—l CloihAlboni.SOpicturcs , grip
24 Shakspeare'sComplete Works, Turkey Mo
roccoAntlqce 7AO
£s—l Scott's Complete Works, Turkey Moroc
co Antlqne 7.50
25 1 Byron'o Complete Works.TurkeyMoroc
_ Co Antlqne • 7jo
27—1 Cent's silver Watch, bunting case. 57M
2S-1 silver Plated Coffee Urn....?. ,• 2<55
29—1 *' •• li.e Pitcher 1700
EO—l Xiqht Day Marble Case Clocfc 1509
at—i Idch Chased silver Plated Cote Basket... 1300
Si— l Silver Plated Sugar Basket 7M
S3—l ** ** Castor • 7‘sn
M—i ** •• Card Basket..- &T5
35—2 “ Salt Sellers, good lined, each
__ #2.50 ® • 50a
31—1 Silver Plated Pi<- Knife 4X
»—1 ** •** Spoon Holder. • sAt>
S3—l “ *• Child's Knife. Fork and
Spoon tn case S.7S
40- silver Plated SuaarSlflcr 1.75
41— M *• Tea Knives, each #1.25 15.00
53—31 “ ** Napkin Rings. eacb30e...... 1400
77-0 ** •* Call Dells, each #1.75 J0.50
53—24 Sets Silver Plated Table Spoons, each
*3.50. BJ.CO
107—JlSctsSlUer Plated Tea Spoons, each *I JO ; 30.00
131—74 Sets surer Plated Table Forks, each ■
».75 96.f»
15*-6 surer PlatedFraUKnlres.eachtl.Tl.... 15.50
162—1? SUrer Plated Sugar Spoons,each»Lso... 13.00
lit—G SUrer Plated Knives, Forks and Spoons.
In ca.-e, each 35.00 .... JO CO
ISO—I 2 Silver Plated Goblet*, each *4.o* 4S 00
I!C—l2 SllrcrPlatedCop^,eachs3.oo gsoQ
2M—56 Sets Gold Pin ana Ear Knob*, each $6.00. 210 oo
245—24 Gold Pens, extension case, each *3 J0..... 4S‘oo
SM-ll! Gold Commercial Pens, each *230.. jt>'o§
27*—24 Assorted Gold Lockets, each J3LSO. giioo
I hereby certify that the prices annexed to the abore
articles from nirestabliaomeat, are my regular retail
prices, and that the Pianos are first class Instruments,
faUy warrantedby the makers and myself.
17. 47. KIMBALL.
17e hereby certify thattheabore prices annexed to
the abore list of Guta from oor establishment, are oar
retail prices. A. H. MILLER.
At the conclusion, the Gifts win be drawn In the pres*
snreof the andlence.br a Cammltteeappototed by me
Doors opeaatTo’cloct; Concert to commence at 1*
Tv In Drawing of Starch 14th,
Xo 23.417 drew fICO.OCS; Xo. 11.516 draw $38.C00: So.
7°Vdrew RO.OfS; So. 4.321 dre» «0.O»: rfo. U.UJ
drew $5,000; bc»P the fire capital prises. Thirty per
cent premium paid fbr rrUes. Information furnished.
Illiheslprlcopald for Doubloons. American Gold and
Slirer. TAYLOR & CO., Bankers
■PI-wmits 16 Wall street. Sew York.
COTTOH seed:.
A large supply of Cotton Seed just received and for
.Miss JnKxra llioirr.
Benefit of the Soldiers of
the Union.
Both Vocal and Instrumental,
(Postponed from march 28.)
6,000 GIFTS
6,000 TICKETS.
62*5 Splendid Prizes
Net Profits to fie devoted to our Sick
and Suffering Troops.
For the benefit and relief of onr sick and wounded
soldiers of the army before Vicksburg, who are
suffering and dying of disease, contracted in th*
poisonous atmosphere of the swampy camp*. The
f-nffermgeof onr brethren, who have offered th.-ir
lives as a ransom for onr country, can be reliev-d
Inn measure. If not wholly, by administering the
necessaries and comforts of life—abundance of
which we hava In our
Thcma-;- VunjUejrtft* oflcred, (ogethor tvith.
the consolation of relieving our noble and bravo
men. who are dying for ihe want of proper nour
i.-hment, must be a sufficient inducement for V.\*
public to contribute their mite in behalf of a ha
manitarian cause.
The not profits of the Sanitary Gift Concert win
be expended In the purchase of such articles as thi
sick roldiers arc mo?C in need oL
of the Principal Prizes.
1 Lit. SinjrerACo. Sewing Machine, in
laid with pearl, vrita rosewood cabi
net case and foldin'' top. {Machine
extra finish) iISO.CO
1 Aiken s Knitting Machine, containing
ia> needles. and capable of kni ttin'» a
pair ot sorts or stockings in fifteen
mimit''? ...... 7ii>]
1 Lady's Cold Hunting Lever Wat'cli**!! "**
1 *• Silver “ *♦ “ ” 05'ov
o GoMLockvts S'.l)
<* *• Finder with set
** „ **.. ’* T.I 3WM
Ij * FenCUS. v-„v
n S.t Cold Pin and Ear Knobs n[> u
•i '* *' ** “ ’* 44 S’! 10
0 Plated Cake Baskets * 30Vl
1 Silver plated Castor (extra finish) 53 m
a Silver plated Cantors 11.,,
1 Silver plated Colic Tot -i(>m
• 1 Silver plated Tea Pot ]*'’ jjJy
J Silver plated Basket. ..I'. "m
4 Sets silver plated Fork? ***'*'* <<,«
C Seta-ilverplatfiiTeaSpoons....*rr*.**J** t-’iO
‘ 2 SilvcrplatvdCups, goldluied... **" Ci,i
2 Silver plated Ceps
2 Call Bells. plate«f. "**■ ojjj
1 Barrel Coffee Supir A. 200 iba I*!****' rjsas
6 Caddies Gunpowder Tea, 10 2)s each . lo*'eo
16 Packages Bio Coflee. 10 ffis each fi* 00
10 Boxes Pearl Sian h. 35 Ibseaeh..’ ...*** V»IW
10 Cars Cream Tartar. 10 tta each...*. ....** - t \
30 Hsif-barrela Whiteffsh ** 73 0)
2 Caddiesßosehnd Tobacco. 22 lbs each'.!!! film
7 Poses Saleratns. "0 lbs each Tl'O
5 Boxes Erasive Soap. 60 »s each*.’.."" 4625
10 Packages Java Cotfee. 10 tts each 4.VPO
3 Webster's Illustrated Dictionary, 7.110
4 Half-dozen Pails jp yg
1 Appleton's Cyclopedia ofßiOijrapby 7xo
I Barrel X. O. Siignr. 200 lbs
6 Caddies Black Tea. 10 lbs each 70,00
1 Hamilton's Lectures on Metaphysics... 5 ,'0
5 Boxes BL Carb, Soda. 70 Iba each 36 00
1 Dana's Manual of Goology * 5'30
10 Bale* Smoking Tobacco. 10 lbs each saOO
Moore's Poetical Works. Turkey Morocco
Anlmuc ; 700
B Boxes EraslvcSoap. 60 Iba each..-..!..*.!! 46 a
Downing’s Landscape, Gardening and
Bund Architecture. 5 53
30 Packages Rjo Coffee. 10 lbs each 43.3,1
10 Boxes Havana cigars gnod
1 Byron’s Poetical works. Turk. Mo. Ant.V. 7.0 a
% Bo!. Coffee Sugar. B. 100 Jbs ;... 18-00
1 Cyclopedia of Wit and Humor.. B,r>o
3 Caddies Young HvsonTea 55 50
1 Shakspeare’a‘Complete Works, Turkey
Morocco Aniline . 700
5 Kits Mackerel
1 Josephus. Lippincott’a Family Edition.*.* 3.1H1
4 3* Boxes Raisins jgQO
1 American Eloimence. 2 Vols q!oQ
30 Packages Rio coffee, 10 tts each .* d-V'j)
1 Livingston’s Travels and Researches,
Maps and Engravings, in South Africa 5.50
10 Cans Bi-carb. Soda, 15 lbs. each 28 CO
4 M doz. Brooms 10.n0
1 French Revolution, Illustrated 3.73
8 Bales Chewing Tobhycro, 4 lbs each 40 00
1 The Physical Geography of the Sea, by
Maury 355
10# btls White Fish ..." 73.M
1 Napoleon at St. Helena ,*{.’73
2 Bxs Cinnamon (12# lbs each) 10 00
1 Chambers’ Cyclopedia of English Litera
ture (2 vo's.) -00
10 cans Cream Tartar, 10 lbs. each jjiW
1 Dr. Beach’s Family Practice of Medicine 3.00
5 Boxes Erasire Soap. 60 lbs each 4U.25
L Sir Win. Hamilton’s Lectures on
10 Sacks Java Coffee. 10 lbs each- 45.00
1 Daily Commentary by C. L***, Clergy
man of Scotland.. jtM
S Bales Kfllikinfck Tobacco. 10 lbs each .. GOIOO
1 Intellectual System of the Doivorae, 2V. 550
3 Cuddies Black Tea. 10 lbs each 42.00
1 The Knowledge of God, objectively con
sidered 3.00
* 2 Boxes Castile Soap, 13 lbs each 9. 75
1 Arvius* Cyclopedia of Moral and Relig
ions Anecdotes.... 3.50
lOPkga Java Coffee. 10 lbs each 45.00
10 Bales Smoking Tobacco, 10 Iba each 3-.00
5 KitsMackcrel 13.75
13 Boxes Bicarb Soda, 35 Iba each 34.45
1 Nature's Divine Revelations v. 3.30
2 Boxes Black Pepper. 12# lbs each 10.00
1 Greek and English Lexicon of the New
Testament 6.20
5 Bxs Pearl Starch. 35 Ibseach 27-50
1 The Great Harmonia 2.00
lOPkgs Java Coffee. 10 Iba each 45.00
# BtlN. O. Sugar, 100 lbs 16.25
1 The Divine Government, Physical and
Moral 2.W
4# Bxsßaiains 16,00
1 Harbinger of Health 2.00
5 Bxs Erasive Soap, 60 B>a each 48.25
10 Bales Smoking Tobacco, 10 lbs each 50.00
1 Practical Sermons 2.60
4# DoZ. Wash Boards 8.00
1 Answers to Everßecorring Questions... 2.00
3D#Btl2 White Fish 73.00
1 Holy Bible, large size, Morocco ’6.00
2 Bxs'Cloves, 12# lbs each 15/J3
10 Pkus Java Coffee. 10 lbs each 45.00
1 Foot Fails on the Boundaries of another
World, by Robert Dale Owen.
10 Bxs Havana Cigars
1 Ant!hon*s Classical Dictionary 6.00
3 Bxs Saleratne, 70 Tbs each.. 31-50
2 Bxs Allspice. MX lbs each 1U»
13 Cans Bicarb. Sodr. 15 lbs each 31.45
2 Caddies Rose Bud Tobacco, 22 lbs each.. 63.G0
4}% Doz Pails 30.00
2 Caddies Black Tea. 10 Tbs each 2>oo
1 Arnold's CornlmsNepos 2.00
12 Bales Chewing Tobacco, 4 Os each 60.00
Doz Brooms 1000
5-Bxs Salerutus,7o lb*each 5250
10 Pkgs Rio Coffee. 10 Tbs each 47-50
12 Bales Killikiuick Tobacco, 10 o>d each... 90.00
5 Erl:* Herring 60 00
X Erl y. O. Sti"3r. ICOTb 16.25
r Photographic Album, Turkey Morocco,so
pictures - 700
Sboxe* Eraslve Soap. 60 Tbs each 46.26
1 Latin English Lexicon 3-50
7 can* Cream Tartar. 10 Tbs each 57.15
10 pfccsHfo Coffee. 10*9)s each 4T.S)
'U'H brl.H White Fish 73.10
1 keg Golden Symp, 10 galls 5.50
30 bosea Havana Cigars -• 60.00
10 boxes Bi-Carb. Soda, 15 lbs each 26.50
10 bales Smoking Tobacco, 10 lbs each 80.00
5 kits Mackerel . - 15.73
• 2 brla Domestic Salt 7.W
30# brkWhUcFi5h................ .... 73.u0
1 Alder's German and English Dictionary. 6.50
übrl Coffee Sugar, B I<.oo
16 pbgsEioCodce, 10 Ibscach..., 76.00
9 kits3r>ckcrel - 15.15
Beans Mustard.2 lbs each 6.00
3 brls Domestic Salt 10.00
1 Mrs. Leslie’s Cook Book • 1.30
1 new Cooking Stove—Royal Warrior, No.
B— with furniture complete 40 00
And other Gifts, iramherin? In ail up to 6,000*
We hereby certify that the prices annexed to tho
above articles from onr establishments arc onr re
tail prices. W. H. C. MILLER £ CO.,
Tickets for sole at the Sanitary OirtOfflce. Room
No. 6 Metropolitan Block, corner
Lasalle streets, amt at dfessre. 1.3 T. er« Co a
Office. SO Sherman noose: ST H C- M: Her & Co.,
JewclrrStore. No. 35 Sooth Clark street ; also, at
it, A nHndoal Ilotclfl 30(1 BOOfcatOrfi®.
SSSnim* P. 0. Box 6,200, Chicago, DL” who
■wfll forward the tickets by return mail.
The holders of tickets In the country can baro
thelrcins forwarded to tfiem by express or other
wise as they may direct.
The numbers drawing the annexed prizes win be
published in the Chicago daily papers on the day
succeeding the concert:
it tfce‘Conela*ion of the Concert, Prizes wffl
be dnTm la the presence of the Audience, by
a Canxnlticc appointed hy the Audience to su
perintend the Drawing,
J3?~ In congruence of the great Jeogth of tha
aiore Advertisement, it will only appear crery
‘alternate day. ~
P. D. HAMILTON. I Dircctora.
Doom open at T o'clock. Concert to commence
ai IX o'clock.
Tickets, - ° no Dol,ar *
Noricn-The Concert end Drtwino of Priiee,
for reason® stated on soother page of thin peper.
I, postponed until

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