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((El)kago tribune.
The quick, prompt, neccssaiy and emi
nently praiseworthy action of Gen. Burn-
Side, in suppressing manifestations of trea
son in bis important Department, is a suf
ficient guaranty that tho war is entering
upon a new phase, and that the earnest
ness with which it is waged will take cog
nizance of blatant and mischievous ene
mies at home as well as of armed enemies
5u the field.. The new order of things is
not inaugurated a moment too soon. The
impunity with which disloyalty has talked
and written, has taught it that it may aa
safdy act; and the affair in Union county,
an our own State, that outbreak in Indiana,
the plotting in Kentucky and Missouri,
and the bold attempts to foment discord
and opposition everywhere, are the
first fruits of the teaching. Trea
son has gone from words to
deeds; and the Government has now
Ho option—it must crush or be crushed.
Good men, not accustomed to wait the
tardy motions of the authorities, began to
fear that the resolution to defend itself
Would not be formed until too late, that
the Government would be wrecked, and
that anarchy would ensue. They believed,
f}B we and cveiy other man of sense and
reading believes, that the authority was
Hot lacking; that the Constitutional war
rant for action was sufficient, that the mili
jaiy power was ample, and that tho neces
sity was imminent; but beholding what
the traitors cared not to conceal, they
tumbled lest the golden moment should
fie let slip, and prompt and energetic
measures deferred until & resort to them
would be nothing but the precursor of
blood. Happily they are relieved. Tho
just policy has been adopted at last; and
jjow if only followed up by a series of
energetic blows which will not only alarm
but hurt those against whom they are
directed, the victory will becomplete; and
loyal men and patriots may go on with
their work of putting this infamous re
bellion down, without the fear that what
they do to-day will he undone
by treason to-morrow; that their appeals
for unity, that their country and freedom
maybe saved, will be silenced by the clam
or of their neighbors for discord, that re
bellion and slavery may triumph; and that
the sacrifices—the money, the tears and the
blood—that war brings in its train, may go
for naught, because a few are disloyal, and
the government hesitating and timid.
"We arc coming back to the ground from
which the Administration ought never to
have been driven; and wo be unto our
rulers, if, having dared to exercise the
power which the Constitution and the un
written hut universally acknowledged rules
of war repose in their hands, they look
back or turn aside in the path upon which
they have entered- Their way is now on
ward, over every obstacle, except those
that the Constitution has set up in their
way. Their field is not only in the Border
States, but everywhere that treason has
made a lodgment, and the subjects of their
justice are not only the carriers of rebel
mails, the spies jesident among ns who
make these mails up, and the recruiting
sergeants whose labor it is to swell the
rebel ranks, but that whole tribe of scoun
drels, who, garnishing their conversation
and their deeds with empty professions of
loyalty, make treason and its success the
objects of their incessant labor. There is
hardly a village in Illinois in which sub
jects for Burnside may not be found. That
he will, while showing a bold front to the
enemy before him, have an eye upon the
meaner and more cowardly foe that keeps
tip the fire in the rear, is a necessity, atten
tion to which he cannot forego I
Ibis no unwarranted use of language
when we say that the man who charges
that there is any evidence of a design on
the part of the Government to abridge the
liberties of this people, or to impair the
institutions under which we live, is a ma
lignant who lacks either the courage or the
opportunity to become an assassin of the
country that he assumes to defend. Tills
Jact is so notorious that it may be set down
«s a certainty that he who makes such a
Charge is in the daily practice of what he
knows is treasonable, or has a record that is
blotched all over with disloyalty. The
rule never has failed, and until the Govern
ment changes its policy and plays the ty
rant’s part, it never will fail!
The mistaken zeal with which a leading
faction of the Copperheads in this State
and in Indiana are pushing their hostility
to the Government, can have but one re
sult: It will inaugurate civil war in the
North. And when we go over the names
Of the most prominent and influential ot
the plotters who are earning infamy by
their acts; when we see how many of them
BTC of Southern birth, living North only to
find the bread which the slave Slates de
fied them; how many of them are men of
broken and desperate fortunes, to whom
any change would be for the better, and
bow many are nothing hut politicians out
Of place, hence out of bread; and when we
Sec the malignity, the unscrupulous false
hood, and the diabolical hate which they
use as weapons of attack, we
are not sure that war, which
yfrnJl arm friend against friend, neighbor
against neighbor, and set father and son to
Clutching wildly at each other’s throats, is
®ot just what they intend. Nay, if we take
the words of one of them—one of the most
malignant and treasonable of them all—
Who, at Springfield, just at the opening of
Ihe session of the Legislature, exclaimed in
B paroxysm of drunken triumph, “The
14 revolution is inaugurated, and nothing
** can stop it, by !” as an index of what
his associates mean, we shall have proof
positive that they do not intend to stay
their hands until the boast made long ago,
•* that an attempt to coerce the South with
“ an Abolition army from the North, would
“cause the streets of Chicago to run red
“with blood,” is realized, and until the
Whole West, like Kentucky, Missouri and
parts of Tennessee, is made the theater of
fierce and relentless strife,
Men of Illinois! do you ask such a re
sult ? Is peace at home, with its blessings
Of security, prosperity and perpetual ad
vancement, worth nothing ? Arc the pre
tended rights of less than four hundred
thousand dealers in flesh and blood so dear
to you that your farms shall ho turned to
waste, your hearth-stones wet with, gore,
your houses given to the flames, and the
sources of your prosperity, security and
happiness dried up, to the end that man
gelling may prosper, and that a few ruf
fians who have nothing to lose, and a
handful of politicians who have everything
to gain, may have their way, though the
country die? We do not believe it; yet
to just this consummation arc the Copper
heads driving. Can we suppose that they
tncon anything else when they threaten re
sistance—resistance with arms—to the Con
scription Act, to the Tax Law, to the
return of deserters, and to the arrest and
punishment of domestic traitors? They
cannot believe that the Government will
recede, or that the majority of the people
Will he turned from their purpose. Then
why these appeals that come with such
frequency, to set Government and people,
at defiance? -Why, but to provoke in the
North thatdesolation that is overspreading
And ruining the South ?
We exhort our readers, especially such
Of them as arc attached by old association,
Or by present misrepresentation, to the
falsely called Democratic party, to watch
those who have assumed the leadership of
that party; to fathom, if possible, their
bidden, purposes; to weigh the measures
that they have adopted; and to see where
paid what is the outcome of their endeav
ors. - Few men among ns desire a new civil
War, or an the one which is.
now raging, into the principal rpgions .of
the North. Unquestionably the masses of
the people of all parties whatever their views
of the origin) or the necessity of the present
conflict, loyally hope and would willing
ly work for the subjugation of the South
But the loyal many, trusting themselves
to theguidanco of tho disloyal few, may
bo betrayed. In the Democratic party
they are betrayed. The leaders are un
sound, and treacherous; and despite their
pretences of good faith and pure patriotism,
their cries for peace arc only the evidences
of their mania for more war; and their as
sumed horror of blood is nothing but the
falsehood which covers their raging thirst
for still other streams of blood to flow.
They mean to inaugurate the conflict right
here in the North. Treason like theirs can
have no other purpose. Shall they be grat
ified ? Men of the Northwest, it is for you
, to answer I
The Copperheads arc trying to make
capital for their party out of the reported
seizure and handcuffing of certain Detroit
conscripts who resisted the authorities
after they were fairly drafted. These
hypocritical traitors pretend to have tho
prefoundest sympathy with the cowardly
conscripts, who claim to be Americans,
and are so eager to get all they can out of
the Republic, and so unwilling to do any
thing for her in return, and think it so
hard that they should be called upon to
strike a blow, even, for her defence. It is
all of a-picce with the villainy of the Cop
perhead proceedings, from the first out
break of the war, and In accordance with
what awhile ago was their open and avow
ed hostility to the Conscription Act, which
they hate as hard as ever, although the
Government has stopped their blowing
against it, and choked them off its own
throat by the iron grip of the law.
Finding that they can no longer tear .the
Government with their ferocious teeth, nor
oppose the operation of the Conscript Act
with impunity, they rub their eyes with
onions and weep crocodile tears over the
hapless fate of those who are compelled by
the draft to leave their homes and go to
the war in order that they may save their
homes! For if the rebels are victorious
over the Union arms there will he no homes
left on this continent for loyal men. This
is apart of tho picture which the Cqppcr
heads don’t care to present to the poor con
scripts. All they care,about is to embar
rass tbe Government, that the rebels may
be victorious, and as for the conscripts and
their homes, they may rot together or
apart, as the fates may determine, fur any
thing they mean or ever intended, to do to
prevent the mischiefl
In the meanwhile they want votes for
their party, and think they can he pretty
sure of getting them if they make lachry
mose faces, and a show of sympathetic
blubbering over the hard lot of the men
drafted for the war. But they may carry
even this game too far, and find the law
which they have so long ridiculed, as im
potent, quite strong enough to checkmate
and punish them.
The resistance which the Detroit con
scripts made to the Federal officers was
instigated by them, and they have tried to
foment a similar rebellion in various other
parts of the Union, although they have
been compelled to feel their way and crawl
clandestinely on their bellies to get their
dirty work accomplished. Let them take
heed, however ; for the Provost Marshals
willsurelybe foul of them before long; and
we would advise the next batch of dastards
who may be inclined to resist the law at
their bidding, to pause awliile, and try to
measure the length of “ Old Abe's” arm.
If they don’t want to be sent over to the
rebels, and have their homes confiscated to
the State, they had better tell “Father
Abraham” that they’re coming straight
along, and mind that they' keep their word.
[cctlngr <>r flic Union Men or
The Union Leagues throughout the loyal
States have called a National Convention of
the League, to be held In Cleveland, Ohio, on
the 20th of May next. The Convention will
consist of delegates from every Congressional
district, who will be selected from the most
prominent and influential ol the Union men.
The object of the convention i* to take mea
sures to perfect and harmonize the organiza
tion of the League; and to strengthen and aid
the Government in suppressing the slavehold
ers’ rebellion.
The Cleveland leader announces that ifc lias
been decided to call a grand gathering of the
Union men of the Northwestern States, to
be held in that city at the same time with the
above convention, for the purpose of de
nouncing, in the most emphatic manner, by
an imposing demonstration, the charges of
the home traitors, that the great Northwest
sympathizes in the slightest degree with the
rebels in their efforts to dissolve the Union;
and also for the purpose of assuring the world
of the unalterable determination of the peo
ple of tho West that no foreign power shall
control great outlet, the Mississippi
Invitations have "been extended to Major
Gen. Bntler, Major General Fremont, Daniel
8. Dickinson, Secretary Chase, Postmaster
General Blair, Governor Tates, Jndge Trum
bull, Governor Morton, B. F. Wade, John A.
Bingham, John Van Baren, E. B. Wash
burn, John Sherman, Charles Sumner,
James M. Ashley, Owen Lovejoy, Henry C.
Doming, James T- Brady, Schuyler Colfax,
Henry Ward Beecher, and other eminent
speakers, to he present.
The Aemy Rkcbuitisq Itself.— The Cin
cinnati Times says that the effective force of
the sth Ohio Infantry has been Increased by
the return of prisoners, sick and stragglers,
until it now numbers 500 men, its strength
having been as low at one time as 100. The
Commercial hearsfrom otherveterau regiments
tbe same sort of good news. Many of them
muster more men now than they did a year
ago. And the regiments raised last summer
have also been rapidly strengthened within
the past two or three months, the men be
coming used to camp life, healthyand in good
spirits. Regiments that last winter had but
three or four hundred men fit for service,
have now twice that number. These are facts
that arc in the highest degree important and
Feobablt Akotbsu Mabine Disaster,—
The packet ship Manhattan lift Liverpool for
New York on the 22d of December last, and
has not since been heard from. There is
hardly a doubt hut that she is lost, with all
on board. Bhc had on hoard about ISO pass
engers, 60 of whom were females.
Tbe Governor has ordered a special
election In the Representative District com
posed of Will and Grundy counties, to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. J.
Newport. The election is to take place on
Saturday, the ICth of May.
A. 8. Beckwith, Esq., of Hartford, died a
few days since. He commenced life a poor
friendless hoy, hut accumulated a fortune
which Is now*estimated at $250,000. A short
time previous to his death he consulted with
Gov. Buckingham, and had prepared the nec
essary papers for a donation of $50,006 to the
■ Connecticut soldiers, hut was too weak to
I sign them. His heirs have indicated their in-
I ttnliun to carry out the known wishes of the
—Mr. Everett’s assertion In his last Union
speech, that the Crittenden compromise of
IfcCl was a humbug and would not have pre
vented the rebellion, disturbs all the Copper
heads, big and little, from Boston rio Wash,
ington, to Clncinnatiand Chicago. They don’t
think so much of Everett as they did.
—CoL Hopkins L. Turney, Gen. Washing
ton Barrow, and Cob AndrcwEwing, are sug
gested by the rebel journals as candidates for
the Govcrnship of Tennessee. There are
neither honors nor profits attached to the of
fice—in fact not even a local habitation.
i Among Provost Marshals appointed In the
1 city of Kew York Is Hon. B.F. Manlcrrc, bro
-1 iher of Hon. George Mauicrre of this city, for
I the Eighth Congressional District,
j —Gen. Smith taken command at St.
I Paul during the absence ol Gen. Sibley on the
I Indian expedition, Gen. Smith was formerly
I on Gen. Pope’s staff, ranking at that time as
I Lieutenant Colonel.
j —A Kew York lady Is said to figure promi
-1 nenlly in the D’TJtassy court martial as an
1 adviser of the Colonel In bis rascally opera
-1 lions.
—Colonel Zarvona, “ the French lady,” so
long kept in solitary confinement at Fort La
fayette, haa been exchanged,, nod with other
prisoners is now on his way South.
fSpoclal Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.]
Washington, April 53,1863.
In the recent reconnolssance by Gen. SUne
man, at Kclly’p Ford, the advance, led by
Lieut. Payne, of the Ist Maine cavalry, was
captured. Being anxious to gut the prisoners
out of the way of our advancing forces, the
rebels hurried them to the rear. ‘While cross
ing a deep and rapid stream, swollen by the
recent rains, the rebel officer, Lieut. Henry,
was swept from his horse. Noneofhla own
men seemed to pay any attention to his cries
for help. Lieut. Payne leaped from his
horse, and by great exertions succeeded in
saving the life of his captor.
Gen, Lee, hearing of the truly chivalrous
act, wrote to Gen. Winder, Provost Marshal
at Richmond, and upon Lieut. Payne’s arrival
there, ho was at once released without parole,
promise or condition of any kind. He arrived
here on Saturday, and, strange to tell, ho
learned that during his trip to Dixie, Lieut.
Henry, whoso life he had saved, had been
taken prisoner, and was at the old Capitol
The heavy coinage of “nickels” still con
tinues, the number last week made at the
mint in Philadelphia being 63,000. When tho
people who are hoarding them discover that
they have no intrinsic value over thirty-seven
or forty cents a pound, and that they are a
legal tender for amounts less than fifty cents
only, they will let the coppers loose in such
loads as to make them a nuisance.
Victor A. Pepin,Esq., has recently been ap
pointed a special agent at large for tho Post
Office Department. Mr. Pepin was formerly
connected with a banking institution at New
Albany, Indiana.
The following officers are notified that they
will stand dismissed the service, unless they
appear before the Ist day of May and make sat
isfactory defence to the charges against them:
Capt. S. B. Vrooman, 7th Michigan; Capt.
C. W. Harris, do; Lieut. H. M. Locker, do;
Major Thos. H. Hunt, do; Lient. R. C. Mash,
sth Michigan; Lieut. Lovett, 3d Virginia cav
alry. Lieut. Mash is charged with desertion
and cowardice, and Lovett with conduct un
becoming a gentleman; the others, with “ ab
sence without leave.”
The following officers, having made satis
factory defence, are exempt from dismissal
under orders No. 53:
Chaplain F. A Whiltich, 27th Indiana;
Lieut. C. W. Kellogg, 29th Ohio; Lieut. B. F.
Adams, 7thlndiana; Capt. G. W. Fuller, 10th
Michigan; Surgeon J. H, Hassenplug, 109 th
Pennsylvania; Lient. G. N. FUkc, 21st Illi
nois ; Lieut. G. F. Wygrim, Cist Ohio.
Gen, Tureliin Among the Soldier*.
Camp neaii Murfreesboro, Tcnn., J
April 25tb, 186 J. J
Editors Chicago Tribune:
A few days ago Gen. Turchin and staff visit
ed the late battle grounds of Stone Blver, and
as we reached the spot where the soldiers of
the Union battled eo nobly against the rebel
hosts, feelings of a character, such as! am un
able to describe well nigh choked my utter
ance. The battle field of Stone River is to me
a sacred, as well as a terrible spot, and while
gazing over the broad field, what horrid real
ities are brought to mind! Here the sinew of
this fair republic met itsarmcdfoes,andmany
of our sons, brothers, and sires freely yielded
up their lives that this, our Government and
its principles, mightbeperpetuated. To-day,
where but a few short weeks ago thelifeblood
of the hero martyrs dyed the sod, the grass
is green and the wild flowers of Sx>ring
are in blossom. As far as the
eye can reach over this vast battle ground you
can see here and there the graves of the hero
dead; the killed of each regiment being bur
ied, as far as it was found possible, together,
near some large tree; a headboard, with the
name of ihe deceased upon it, was placed at
ea< h gmve, thesideof the tree was then hewed
off, and the inscription engraved upon it:
“ Here sleep the brave of the regiment.”
These grave yards can be found for miles
around the battle field. Here upon our right
is where the rebel horde forced back
onr devoted troop? I Here is where the glo
rious stars and stripes seemed trailing in the
dust when the God ol nations bidlt nsa. It
arose! It stood; it advanced; it was saved.
God be praised. Many brave hearts will be
stilled in death, but their memory will be ever
• green, aud their sacrifices will bo recorded in
history. It is now the opinion of some of our
best generals, (Gen. Turchin among the num
ber,) that had our line of battle been as short
on the first day of the battle as it was on the
last, the enemy would have been sooner de
■ feated. , . ,
Gen. Turchin things the ground occuplci
by ibe ctjcmy admirable, they having formed
their line of battle mid dense thickets of cedar,
nnd having erected numerous Held works on
com lauding positions, while our meu had to,
in some instances, light in the open field. The
Gei.cral also remarked that "when General
McCook was driven back on the
right by the enemy, that could they
have taken advantage of their success,
properly, they would, id his opinion, have bad
the nin'y of the uumberlaud at their mercy.
Our right being driven back in confusion by
overwhelming numbers exposed the right
iiunkof the centre, which was, at the same
time, bui-y in the front. Had the rebel Gen*
mils seized the opportunity, ceased their pur
suing McCook, hurled their forces upou the
. rigid fiank of the centre before McCook could
re-orgnnizc, and made a desperate effort in
front, the army of the Cumberland must have
been defeated and mined.
The blunder or inability of the enemy in
I not taking advantage of their partial success,
the genius of the commanding General, and
' the indomitable perseverance of our troops
under difficulties, saved ns from destruction.
Our visit to the battle-field will not soon be
, forgotten by us.
tipon the morning and afternoon of April
23d there was held a grand review of Gen.
Ncgley’s division. Major Generals Rosccrans,
Thomas, Rossean, and BrigadiersTurchin and
Garfield were present. The review passed off
admirably, and the condition in which the
commanding General found the meu pleased
him very much. Gen. Neeley has reasons
to he proud of his division. It was
ever among the bravest at Stono River,
and it is freely acknowledged by all
military men to be one of the best drilled and
best disciplined divisions in the Department of
the Cumberland. In his division is the gallant
39th Illinois and 18th Ohio, who were in the
famous Bth brigade, led by Col. Turchin
through a portion of Alabama. On the re
view, Gen. Rosecrans complimented the 19th
very highly, and did them tho honor of
using their banner for tho review
colors. The precision of their movements
was generally remarked by military men.
The ammunition train was under the com
mand of Capt. Jag. R. Hayden, of Chicago,
ordnance officer on Gen Neglev s staff
Chicago has reason to be proud of hersous!
Gen. Turchin has been assigned to a com
mand of cavalry. In tho absence of Major
General T. a. Stanley, Gen. Turchin assumes
the responsibilities of Chief of Cavalry, De
partment of the Cumberland.
It is not understood whether this command
is to be permanent or not. The army is
glad that Gen. Turchin has been placed in
command of cavalry, because his blows can
now be quick and unexpected by the enemy.
It Is currently reported that the forces sent
on an expedition to McMinnville have been
successful, they having captured tho
place, destroyed two trains ol cars,
and taken 'considerable army stores.
Whether this is only a rumor I cannot
sav. The army has received the news of the
election of a great portion of the Copperhead
ticket in Chicago. It has struck a chill to
our hearts. While we are enduring the trials
and privations ol a soldier’s life, risking our
all for this Government, unarmed traitors at
| home arc aiding the enemy by whom we suf
! ftr, in their nefarious schemes. How long
i shall it last? 0 ! how long?
1 am, gcullemeu, yours truly, N. T. G.
Correction* and Additions by oao \tho
15tb Abut Cows, Yocxo'b Poixt, La.
April 31th, 1863.
Editors Chicago Tribnae:
I see by your paper of the 4th instwhat
purports to be a map (which, by the way, U a
Tcry correct one) and history of what is
termed by your correspondent, “ The Steele’s
B.iyou Expedition,” which, however, was in
an expedition to “Rolling Fork,” under
the general superintendence, as well as per
sonal inspection, of that brave, efficient and
far seeing General, W. T. Sherman, wbo as a
military man few equals, and whoever is
his superior has a broad page of history la
store for him —aided and assisted byßrigadier
General David Stuart, ever active, brave and
efficient, always on hand, and ready whenever
duty calls.
But In that history I see no proper mention
made of the part the 113 th Illinois Volunteers
and the 13th United States Infantry took in
tills expedition; and while Ido not propose
to write the history of the same, or detract
from any officer, whether it is Lieut. Colonel
Rice “or any other man,” I shall take the
liberty ol stating in brief that the 113 th Illi
nois Vols. and the 13th United States Infan
try arrived at Hill's Plantation about
nine o’clock p. m., March 21st,
the gallant and onr ever bravo and Indefatiga
ble acting Brigadier Gen. Giles A. Smith, hav
ing preceded us two days with the Bth Mo.
Vols. and having the day after been joined
by the Bth Mo., commanded by Major ——,
a mod and bravo man, and also the noth 111.
Vols Cob Tapper, fabraver or better man Is
hard to tind.) We, the 113 th and IStb, were
b“ (icn. Sherman (who was then on the
nronndl brigaded, and Cob George B. Horn,
onr Reliant yonng Colonel (but °M enough
for hU enemies any and: every whore)
pointed acting Brigadier Gcneral. and In that
capacity led the brigade on a march "Ay?
gunboat*, some twenty mUes up .Doer Creek,
and after thatjnarch, made as rapidly as ever
such a march was performed. formed his com
mand in lino of battle, three several times, In
the woods nud amongst sloughs and ponds,
deployed skirmishers simi attacked the enemy
(who In the meantime had got in the rear of
Gen. Smith,) and drove them from the field.
All the fighting done on the 22d was done by
the command of acting Brier. Gen. George B.
Hoge, CoL of the 113 th 111. Vols. I write this
as one to the men of a brave regiment, and in
vindication of a gallant young officer, who, il
spared, will ere long (if this war continues)
be hailed as one of that gallant phalanx of he
roes who arc destined to plant the stars and
stripes on every foot of territory from which
they have beeu'so ruthlessly tom, and who
will leave a name and history for gallant con
duct worthy the imitation of those who come
after ns. Yours, Veritas.
Sloro of tlio Committee’s Report—
Row the Soldier* Carrythclr Whisky
—The Rebels have New* of Gen. But
ler’s Removal.
Wasihxqtov, April 37,1863.
’ Advance copies ot the three volumes of tho
report and evidence taken before the Com
mittee on the Conduct of tho War, have just
been famished to the various correspondents
of the Press.
These volumes make In the aggregate, 1,933
Urge octavo pages.
QTho first volume, bound, will be delivered
to the House to-day, and the remaining vol-
nmes in a short time.
, Over fifteen working days have elapsed
since tho copy was famished to the Superin
tendent of tbe Public Printing. This added
to the immense current work executed for all
the Departments, meantime, will give some
idea of the facility with which work is per-
formed In the Government Printing Office.
The third volume embraces testimony taken
upon tho following subjects: Hatteras Inlet
Expedition, Port Royal Expedition, Burnside
Expedition, Fort Donelson, etc., Capture of
New Orleans, Invasion of New Mexico, Acco
mac Expedition, Battle of Winchester, March
23d, 1863, Monitor and Mcrrimac, Protecting
Rebel Property, Rebel Barbarities, Wonnded
from Front Royal, Va.; Convalescent Camp,
Alexandria, Ta.; Trade in Military Districts,
Communicating Countersigns, Returning
Slaves, etc.
Capt. Williams, Brigade Commissary in Gen.
Blonkeris division, said, In answer to the
question as regards sobriety, &c;
“I think there must be in that division not
less than 15, and probably a» many as 25 estab
lishments ■where they sell liquor, lager beer
especially; and they all have whisky that they
sell privately at the same stands. Bat lager
beer is the principal article they deal lu; that
they deal out in great abundance. It is all
over the division. 1 do not think there is a
tent in the division bat what has more or less
of it. All the sutlers keep it, and all the
stands are crowded all the while.
I think it safe to say that yon can go there
any day in the week and find, on an average,
500 men in that division who you would say
were unfit for duty-drunk enough to put the
whole division to 'flight on the field of battle.
1 know of no remedy in the world that yon
can devise, except to cut off liquor from offi
cers and all; or to break up the division,
separate the brigades, and put them in other
divisions with good commanders.
If you were to separate them and put them
la other divisions with good commanders—
good sober officers—l think they would make
rood soldiers. The soldiers are all Germans.
;' do not think there are one hundred Ameri-
cans in the whole division.”
The above are two of the most remarkable
cases of excessive drinking, but it would bo
unfair to Judge, by them, the morals of the
army. Since the testimony was taken, more
than a year ago, the liquor supplies have to a
very considerable extent been abridged.
It appears by the testimony of Major Gen.
Benjamin F. Butler, (Feb. 2,1803,) that eleven
days before Major Gen. N. P. Banks left New
York, it was known in New Orleans that the
former was to be superseded by him', and a
bet of “one hundred to ten dollars” was
made in a “ Secesli Club Boom ” that within
twenty days Gen, Butler would be relieved by
Gen. Banks.
Gen. Wcitzel’s scouts brought in the same
news from the Tcche, and a ‘‘drunken
broker,” whom Gen. Bailor had put on Ship
Island for “ three months,” and who had
served otil his time there, came to Geo. Ship
ley, as early as that day, and boasted of the
fact of “Gen. Butler being superseded by
Gen. Banks.”
Question by the Committee to Gen. Butler
—Have you any means of knowing the cause
of your removal?
A. —I have no knowledge; I have asked
everybody I have seen in Washington what I
was removed for, and nobody has been able to
tell me.
Lieut. Col. Frank S. [Fiskc, of the 2d New
Hampshire regiment, testified that he was in
formed bv a staff officer, about the Bth of
February, 18G2, that the enemy had cried out
i he countersign across the Pofomac River be
fore our pickets hud received it. The coun
tersign was “Chippeway.” This was the
ray when the Pensecola was expected down.
The supposed reason given for it was that It
might have been taken from the telegraph
“ The information was telegraphed down to
our division ‘ that the Pensacola would come
down that night.’ What the rebels cried out
was, ‘The Pensacolaiscomiugdownto-night,
isn't she? D—n her Iwe arc ready for her!
We have got your countersign—Chippeway.’ ”
The witness said he had no o her theory by
which to explain how the enemy obtained the
During the examination as to the engage
ment between the Monitor aud the Mcrrimac,
Capt. G. V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the
Navy, having been asked the question:
Did it ever occur to the Navy or War De
partments before the Merritnac was prepared,
to bee whether it was not well enough to take
Norfolk, shipping and all ? ✓
A.—The matter of taking Norfolk nas been
talked over a great deal. The movement of
Gen. Butler to take Newport News was in ref
erence to the ultimate possession of Norfolk.
The President, at that time, was very much in
favor of it, and it was believed that it could
have been done then without any difficulty. I
think there is a memorandum here from Gen.
Butler, dated some time In the latter part of
May, when he was down there, setting forth
the feasibility of capturing Norfolk.
Q. —How came that to fall through ?
A.—Thatl could not say; the matter was
presented to Lieutenant General Scott; I can
give yonmy impression about it.
Q. —Do so, if yon please?
A. —Mvimpression is that the panic in re
gard to Washington, that occurred after the
battle of Bull Run, blocked this enterprise,
a a it seemed to block every other enterprise
that was proposed elsewhere.
Gen. Butler had at one time got as high as
11,000 men down there, and they were still
sending troops to him until this ‘panic 1 here,
when they were all taken from him except
some 4,000 or 6,0G0 men.
Q.—The ghost of Bull Run was in the way.
A.—Yes, Sir, and it also put off Dupont’s
expedition for two or three months. Wc
could get no soldier* after that for any of our
Deceased Soldiers.
List of deceased soldiers who have died in
hospitals at St. Louis, Mo., April 23d to 2Sth,
1563, furnished by Thos. W. J. Long, oflowa,
State Sanitary Agent, St. Louis, Mo.:
April 23—John W. Stokesbcny, co. 1,16 th Indi
ans, chronic diarrhea; Nelson Herrick, E, 42d
Ohio, chronic diarrhea; Adam GJemlcld, C, let
Missouri, chronic diarrhea.
April 24—Martin Havens, co. 1,261h lowa, chron
ic diarrhea; Thos. Hannicott. D, 11th lowa, chron
ic diarrhea: Chas. Pope, D. 131 st Illinois, chronic
diarrhea; Thomas McDonald, D, 87th lowa, con
sumption; Jae. McAnally, D, 26th Missouri, ty
phoid fever.
April 2£th.—Sami. Westlake, co. 1,37 th lowa, re
mittent fever; A. W. Hobbs, B, 11th lowa, phthis
is ; Jas. B. Arnold, E. 8d lowa cavalry, chronic di
arrhea ; Henry Link. B, 8d Illinois cavalry, chronic
diarrhea; Thos. Kamack. 181 st Illinois, chronic
diarrhea: Robt. Orr, CBothMo., chronicdiarrhca;
Nathan W. Springer, I, 13th Wis., chronic diar
rhea; Roblwork, B, SBd Ohio, chronic diarrhea;
John L. Cunningham, H, 80th lows, chronic diar
rhea ; Jas. H Smith, D, 9th lowa, chronic diar
rhea ; Chae. Hannev. 1), 13th HI., chronic diarrhea;
Nathan Barnett, iSth Mo., pneumonia; Richard
Kelley, let Lieut ,A. ISth HI., pneumonia. John
L. Ciav, co. K, 66th Illinois, Hamelemisls.
April 26.—Joa.McNeal. Co. H, 3d HI. cavalry,
chronic diarrhea: raulDnmond.co. C,ll4thOhio.
do; Moses Barh. Co. A, 78lh Ohio, do; Geo. Mer
rinian, co. K, 29th lowa.do; Scrgt. S. W. Bowel
son. c0.D.82dM0., do; David S. Barger, co. K,
81et Mo., dvsenterv; Henry B«ldt.co. E.3lst Mo.,
phthisis pnlmoualis; Elliot Roaacl, co. E. S3d Ind.,
typhoid fever; Chss. McCaw, co. C, 122 d Illinois,
p*uenmonla. _ ,
April 27.—Morgan Puller, co. B, 251h HI., pneu
monia; Jas. Green, co. H, 291h 111., ccrebritis;
Henry Flick, co. E, 2d lowa cavalry, consumption:
S. H. Montgomery, co. L, 4thlowa cav., chronic di
arrhea; Samuel Moore, co. A, ItGthHl., do.
April 2d.—John Walker, co. H. 30th Mo., chronic
diarrhea; John Archer, co. G, 42dOhio, do; John
Otto co F, 42d Ohio, phthisis pnlmonalis.
Xlic Bctoroin? ••Two Years
[From the Now York Times, Monday.]
Two of the regiments of New York two
vear volunteers were mustered out of General
Hooker’s army on Thursday last, and one of
them (the Bth New York, or Ist German Ri
fles,) will probably arrive in this city tfr-day.
Other of these regiments will continue to ar
rive every few days, until the 17th of June,’
when the last of them will be mustered out of
the service. As is generally known, the first
thirty-eight regiments from this State volun
teered for two years; one of these—the 11th,
or Ist Fire Zouaves—was mustered out of tho
service nearly a year ago; of the remaining
thirty seven, eighteen belong to this city.
Some people are afraid that the return of
these regiments will so weaken Hooker's
army as to make speedy operations impossi
ble* This is not so. We do not suppose that
m the whole of the returning thirty-seven
New York regiments, there arc now more
than between ten and twelve thousand men—
and even these will not all bo taken from
Hooker’s army; and as an official report, pub
lished by authority the other day, magnani
mously informed the rebels andns that Rook
er had a strength of 159,328 men, it will be
seen that the loss of the two years’ regiments
ought not to furnish an excuse for inaction.
Beside the two-year men of this State, there
are also some regiments with tho same term
from Pennsylvania, but their number is small.
gentleman who recently escaped
from East Tennessee says that the rebels are
so enraged at the loyal citizens, that they fre
quently shoot them down while cutting wood
or plowing. Tho approach of rebel cavalry
is the signal for a general flight to the woods.
The Union men -hide by hundreds In caves,
thickets and ravines.— Nashville Union,
. Good Catch.—The Toledo Blade x of Sat
urday. Bays: “ Blxly tons of catfish were
taken from lines in the river near this city,
yesterday. The catch of Thursday and. Fri
day amounted to otcc 100 tons.**
Standby the Gorcrnment,
Hon. Gcrrt Smith recently delivered a
speech before a large audience la Albany on
the necessity of standing by the Government,
and helping it to put down the rebellion. We
mp find space for only the following extracts,
but they will repay perusal. He makes some
strong points:
tub pbesidest’s pboclamatiow justified.
«• I pass to the wrong which those abolition
ists commit, who conSemu the President for
not proclaiming freedom to all the slaves, and
also to the wrong which those Democrats
commit, who condemn him for proclaiming it
to any. Now, the truth on the one band is,
that the President has no right to abolish sla
very, except as Commander-in Chief, and no
right even in that capacity to abelian it any
further or faster than the military necessities
of the country for. The truth on the
other hand Isfthat ho has the right to abolish
any and all slavery, the abolition of which is
called for by such necessities. In Ws “J?. 11
criticised, much condemned and much ridi
culed letter to Horace Greomy. the Prealdciit
laid down the true doctrine In this case. If it
would help ns in the war to call .o our eide
ihe slaves of South Carolina, then the Fresl
dent should call them. If it would not help
ns to call those of North
ehould not call. In nothing of a J this has he
aught to do with the morality of slavery. I
grant that If the slaves will not come, it is
useless to call them; and lam aware that it
is very frequently and confidently asserted
that their love of their masters and mistresses
Is to great to permit them to came. If, how
ever, they will come, then by all means they
should be called—and this too, even if they
should, as it is said they would, prove too
lazy to work where there are no whips to work
under; and even if they should, as it is said
they would, prove too cowardly to fight.
For where they are their toil sustains the re
I claim not to know whether the slaves will
come to our standard—or whether, if 'hey
should come, they will either work or figh*.
Bnt I do claim that, inasmuch as there is a
chance, be it however small, that they will
come, and a chance, be it however small, that
they will work, and a chance, be it however
small That they will fight, the President’s Pro
clamation of Freedom is justified. For what
if it shall turn out that the slaves are able to
'tear themselves away from their dear masters
and mistresses I TVhat an immense advantage :
to our cause iwill that be; and even though
they shall prove unable or unwilling to ren
der us any service after coming to us ? And
what if it shall turn out that they are willing
to work on our side, and to work as faithfully
as did that handful of escaped and deserted
slaves, who, instead ot being, as was all along
alleged, a charge upon the National Treasury,
put into it, over and above wages and expen
ses, between five and six hundred thousand
dollars—then will this immense advantage be
doubled. And then, a still greater advantage
to our cause, if they shall be willing to fight
for it, and our officers and soldiers tu.il! be so
earnestly patriotic as to let them fight for It.
For I know not why, if they shall be willing
to fight for us, they shall not fight with as
signal bravery and effectiveness as did the ne
groes In both of our wars with Great Britain,
Whether our officers and soldiers will be so
! much in earnest to put dowu the rebellion as
to let the despised negroes help put it down,
i remains to be seen. If entirely in earnest,
• they should welcome the aid not only of the
, negroes and Indians, but of even the devil
r himself.
I repeat that I know not whether the slaves
will come to us, or whether, if they do, they
will work or fight. They are called the most
patient and forgiving of all the races. They
will certainly prove that they are, if they can
forget that monstrous and meanest crime of
Idling the thousands, who toiled on the
Vickfliurg cut off, fall again into the hands of
the vindictive slaveholders; and if they can
also forget the innumerable instances in which
slaves coming to our lines, some with very
valuable news of the designs and movements
of the enemy, and all with hearts and hands
to help us, have with Satanic malignity been
returned to the fate from which they had fled;
and if, in a word, they cau forget our persist
ent ridicule, loathing and murderous hate of
a people who have done not one wrong in re
turn for the mountains of wrong under which
we have buried them. It is true that even
such a people may at last be goaded tore*
vengeful and bloody insurrections. Not, how
ever, if they can bare a way of escape from
their oppressors. The President’s Proclama
tion is the safety-valve. One of my chief rea
sons for welcoming it was that it would prob
ably prevent servile insurrections.
I'spokc of the blacks cumins to our side.
Let me not be misunderstood. "The abolition
of slavery will not send the Southern blacKs
to the North, bnt it will scud the Northern
blacks to the South. A genial climate, and,
still more, masses of their race will attract
them thither.' They, who seek to make the
white laborer of the North jealous of aboli
tion, do so cither very ignorantly or very dis
And there is still another complaint which
I have to make. It is the injustice and insult
to the President of which they are guilty, who
charge him with turning the war into an abo
lition war. He solemnly declares that his
sole end is to put down the rebellion; and
that whatever he does wlh slavery la done
but incidentally and but to that sole end.
What if the President, having taken it into
his head that one of the most effective things
which could be done toward prostrating the
rebellion is to free the cotton from the tena
cious grasp of the Confederate Government,
should be multiplying endeavors to that end 7
Would it bo lair to charge him with pervert
ing'he war into a war to free the cottou ? I
deliberately affirm that it would be quite as
fair as to chaigu him with perverting it into a
war to free the slave. Let ns all be just to
the President. To be unjust to him is not
only to wrong him, but to wrong and per
haps ruin the country. Democrats I there are
some who accuse you of opposing the Presi
dent’s Proclamation because you would per
vert the war Into a war for slavery. Are yon
not indignant at theaccusatlon ? Surely, you
should be. For nothing in all the history of
man could be more revolting than such a per
version of a just war, and such a betrayal of a
righteous cause. Great Is the wickedness of
a slaveholding people who make war for
slavery. But the wanton and unmitigated
wickedness of a non-slareholding people,
who would join them, would be infinitely
1 must bring my speech io a close. Do you
wonder that!, so old and radical an Aboli
tionist, have expressed in it no concern about
slavery ? I could not express what I did not
feel. Since the bombarding of Sumter, I have
felt no concern about slavery—for I could not
doubt that it was the effectual bombarding of
slavery. As the war has advanced, I have
been increasingly confident that the people
would never consent to re-establish the cause
of all this blood and horror and desolation.
As I have seen the plowshare of war pass
through slavery, I have felt more and more
that the time for the abomination to pass
away had come. And now have wc signs that
the very earthquakes of warwill soon be rend
ing this mountain of oppression, and tossing
its parts hither and thither beyond all possi
bility of restoration.
Moreover, civilization is everywhere casting
off slavciy; and there is reason to hope that
even the South will become so far civilized
by this war as no longer to desire slavery. It
is indeed sad to have to number war amongst
the civilizing agents. Nevertheless, so it is,
that whilst the nations are on their present
low plane—a plane in the case of some of
them not above the barbarism of slavcholdlng
—it is hardly extravagant to say of them that,
“ without shedding ot blood there is no ” civ
ilization. War ia emphatically the worst of
all remedies. But the nations are still too
low and barbarous to try only the better
ones. __
Tea, the slave Is soon to go free. Heaven's
time for setting him free is at hand; and
Earth and Hell cannot prevail against Heaven.
He goes free by tbo shedding of blood. Bat it
is the blood of bis comtnon w opprcßsors North
and South, instead of his own. Wondrous
manifestations of the Divine hand! Won
drous retributions of the Divine justice!
The present is no time to talk, and get np
Issues and multiply divisions, about the Con
stitution, the Union, and the country. One
person may wish to have the Constitution
altered, and another may not. For one Ido
not. and never did, wish any alteration in It.
No Democratic stickler for the Constitution
os i r . is, be he living or dead, has over spoken
or written as much as I have for the Constitu
tion as it is. Two years ago the Democratic
party, and no small portion of the Republican
party, were ready for pro-slavery changes of
the Constitution. I opposed them; but I did
not ask for anti-slavery changes. I was entirely
content with the Constitution just as the
Fathers gave it to us. Again, whilst one
person may wish the Union modified, another
like myself, may bo satisfied with its present
terms. And again, whilst one person may
wish to have the country no larger, another
may go as far as I did in Congress, and wish
to have it include Cuba and all Mexico. Oh
no, the present is no time to agitate, or even
to mention, these questions. There Is time
now for nothing else than for all of ns to band
ouredves together, and to determine in the
depths of our souls, that the rebellion shall
go down, even thoughConstitntionandUnion
and country go down with it.
In this connection I would rebuke the fre
quent question, whether we mean to subju
gate the Southern Slates. Until therebellion
is subdued, we mean to do nothing but subdue
it. After that will be soon enough to decide
what to do after that. To decide it now would
be but to embarrass us, and to get up another
issue on which to divide ns. For the present
we arc to see to it that the South do not sub
jugate ns.
This clamor for carrying on the war in only
a constitutional way should cease—for it
springs neither from good sense nor from an
enlightened and enlarged patriotism, and it is
fraught with peril, if not indeed with rain, to
onr cause.
It is not true that we arc bound to carry on
the war Constitutionally, at all hazards. I
know that the rebels, who have kicked aside
the Constitution, say that wc arc. This was
the burden of Breckinridge's speeches in the
Senate just before ho left It to join the rebel
I admit that I see no necessity for violating
the Constitution in carrying on the war. But
if I did, I would not hesitate to have it violat
ed. I totally deny that this nation or any oth
er nation is to regard itself as tied up to a pa
per in the prosecution of the war. Never be
fore was there a nation 'so insane as to main
tain for one moment the idea that in a life and
death struggle it was bound, at whatever risk,
to take those steps, and those only, which I
had been marked out for it in a time of peace
and safety. What the salvation of the nation
calls for is to be done, whether the Constitu
tion does or doeshot provide lor it. The per
son who gays otherwise would be like to
evince more concern to save the hat than the
bead of the drowning man. “All that a man
hath will he give for his life; ” —and all that &
nation hath, Constitution included, should
she be willing to give for her life. The conn
try is more than the Constitution.
X **id that I see no necessity for violating
I the Constitution In carrying on war. That
paper withholds no needed power. It pro
vides that Congress may declae war and enact
all laws “neceesary aud prop St*' to give effect
to the declaration. Congress Is, of course,
lie sole judge as to what laws are “necessary
;■! <! pn->“r ” Snrclv hen* i* power **U"UCh.
duty In Siucu oy oar army—by tuo bravo luen
■who have gone out from among us to suiter
ovorr hardship and to suffer every peril In me
high and holy work of suppressing the moat
ncLra.ua of all conepltades. But the way to
Stand by them is to staud by the government
they serve. To desert the Government is to
dpsf-tt them. Our soldiers bld ns standbj
the Government. They ore affleted that so
many of US do not. They are Indignant at
the divisions by which we encourage the “t-,
and make him abler to drive back ““ d sUufh
ter our friends. Such heartlesaneas towards
then-eelves us well as towards the country is
v.-ry unlike that reward of sympathy, grati
tude and love on which they counted when
«bev -wort forth to fight herbatlles. Our slain
soldiers, could they speak, -would hvdut stand
bv tlie Govcruuitnt. Oar tens of
ot 'broten families, weeping over those who
went to the army, never more to return from
it bid us stand by the Government. The en
lightened friends of freedom and righteous*
nt*s the earth over bid ns stand by the Gov
ment And, loud above all, comes down the
voices of Heaven: “Stand by the Govern
ment. Stand by the Government.”
A Fight near Strashnrg,
[From the Wheeling Intelligencer, 2SUt]
Col. Alexander, -who arrived in the city yes
terd»y from Winchester, informs us that a
considerable fight took place about two miles
this side of Stmsbnrg, on Wednesday last.
Major M’Gcc, of the 8d Virginia cavalry, with
portions of Rowand’s, Utt’s and White’s cav
alry companies, encountered a force of three
or four hundred rebels, at the place indicated.
Major M’Gce’a squadron was the advance of a
more formidable force out upon a reconnoia
sance, and be therefore made a dash upon the
rebels, and after a very brief and brilliant fight
drove them from their position without the
assistance of the main force.
One man of Bowand’s company was hilled
and anotherwas wounded. The man who was
killed was James Cashman of this city. The
wounded man was J. Green of Lewis county.
The rebel loss was five killed and nine
wounded, besides twenty-five prisoners and
forty horses. Among the prisoners taken was
Charley Tiers, of West Liberty, in this coun
ty, formerly a member of theShrirer Grays.
Another Shooting: at Anna*
[From the Springfield Journal, 23th,]
Another ehooting affair Is reported to hare
occurred at Anna, in Union county* on Mon*
day of last week. A man named Nash was
availed by one Neeley, who accused the for
mer of giving information to the fiflicers who
recently visited that place for the purpose of
making arrests, threatening his life. Nash
acted on the defensive, shooting his assailant
twice. Both charges entered his breast, pro
ducing severe wounds, but at latest accounts
they had not proved fatal. The Carbondale
Times learns that Nash bad left town, with
forty or fifty citizens in pursuit, who threat
ened to bang him if caught. He was a Union
man, of course, while His assailant was a se
cession sympathizer. A body of lowa sol
diers, under command of Major Newbold, are
now stationed there, which will doubtless
have the effect of producing quiet and order.
The Situation.
[From the St. Louis Republican, 29th.]
Gen. S. Price was at Little Rock, Ark., only
some ten days ago, at the head of 8,000 dis
heartened and hroken-down troops. lie made
a speech to them, promising to conduct them
into Missouri, but it Is said to have fallen
upon indifferent believeiß, and It is added
Lib force was being diminished rather than
increased alter this effort. The lailure of
Matmaduke and Burbridgc in the foray upon
the Southeastern part of the State, where
they expected to capture Commissary’s stores,
clothing, horses, &c., enough to supply the
whole army under Price, must operate to de
stroy all hope of a successful raid into Mis
souri by u Old Pap,” and will go far to pre
serve the peace In every part of the State- All
that is wanting now is to keep a sharp look
out on the border, and this, we are confident,
■will be done.
Barntm's Docs.—The threat showman has
congregated a mass meeting of dogs at the
Mu>eum, and seems to have ransacked the
antipodes for unique specimens of the canine
fraternity. Such a collection of curious curs
is uncqualed. The mastiffs, terriers, pointers,
poodles, setters and hounds, arc on exhibition
at all hours, without extra charge, and are
well worth seeing. In order to accommodate
the rush of visitors, Mr. Barnum has been
obliged to construct an additional entrance to
the second saloon. — X. Y. Timts, 2SfA.
Large Receipts of Coin at the San Fran
cisco Custom House. —The San Francisco
Bulletin of the 2Gth of March says; The receipts
of duties on importations at the Custom House
promise to fool up very large for'the present
month. On Saturday last the receipts were
$27,223; and yesterday $31,7*30. At this rate—
if the orders*of the Secretary of the Treasury
are continued that no coin be paid out on gov
ernment account—the Sub Treasury hear will
soon have a large amount of coin on hand.
jsy A gentleman, who recently escaped
from East Tennessee, says that the rebels are
so enraged at the loyal citizens, they frequent
ly shoot them down while cutting wood or
plowing. The approach of rebel cavalry, is a
signal for a general flight to the woods. The
Union men hidetby hundreds lu caves, thick
ets, and ravines.
jsf“The Knoxville Begisler calls Gen. Rose
crans “ the quondam soap boiler.” The Beg
v4er lias found out that he can lather tin
and certainly It ought not to grumble at tiat,
for a diiller set of doga never befouled the
air.— Xafhville Union.
Flattering Offer. —The New York Tri
luveeays: “We have rea-son to know that
since Mr. Chase has been in the city he has
declined an offer for one hundred millions of
bonds from continental capitalists, payable
in gold.”
An Innovation. —Somebody advertises in
the Enquirer a “ Democratic shirt manufac
tory.” Wo wish success to this effort to in
troduce the article into that party,—Cincin
nati Gazette*
Nickels. —During last week 53.000 nickels
were coined at the United States Mint. This
is at the rate of $27,560 per annum.
©rntral Jfatkfs.
-\ ; rASONIO.—There will be a regu-
It 1 jar communication of Oriental Lodge No S3.
y. and A.M.. at the Masonic Temple, this (t-'RIDAT;
treeing, at 7M o'clock. Work on Third Degree.
tnyl d>S9-ltlg 11. G. CHASE. Secretary.
JLii derelgncdwlllscQ
To the highest bidder, for cash, ont lot or black seren
(7), bccUoh twcnty-scren (2T),to«rn»hlp thirty-nine (S3),
noth range fourteen (II). east of the third (3)
principal meridian. . , . _ w .
Said premises arc iltnate lathe city of Chicago, a
Utile sooth of U e residence of Charles Follausbe.
Ksn., and of Ringgold Place, fronting two hundred
(tw) feet on Wabasa arenno, and two hundred (200)
feet on State st. Said premises to bo offered In loU of
twenty-ore (35) feet front.
The sale to take place
On Friday, the 22d day of Kay, 1863,
At XO o'clock In the forenoon, on the premise*.
Chicago. April 30th. 1563. mp3o d23Md
Twenty-Fire Able-Bodied Intelligent Hen.
This Batteryhasbeenthoroughly re organized.tmder
a new corns of officers. It being under the command
of Lieut.P. H. WHITE, formerly of “Taylor's Bat
tery ."and It offers superior Inducements to those who
desire to enter the service of their country.
The usual Government Bouuty of f too will he paid;
also a premium of *3 to each recruit, or to any person
fUrnlshlngone. Subsistence and pay commence at the
date of enlistment. In addition to the above the Mer
cantllc Association will pay a bounty of *SO to each
recruit enlisted. ... ...
Recruiting Office at the room of the Mercantile As
sociation. corner Lake and State streets, (up-stairs.)
api»di6Mw Ueot.P.S. CONE. Becrnltiog Officer.
T ADIES’ NOTICE.—-Mrs. Smith,
I J Prtminia Embroidery Etamacr. will remove to
118 Sooth Clark street, corner of Adams, on the first of
May. The latest styles of braid and cloak patterns
can be fonnd there. ap3Q<ot33t-ls
TW OTICE.—Mr. A. D. Tits worth.
JL a Tho Journeymen Tailors of Chicago and the
public centrally are hereby notified that Mr. a D.
Tltsworth has failed to live up to his contract with the
members of the Journeymen Tailors* Fraternal U won.
He refuse* to pay the bill of prices which be and they
screed npon on the second dar of October. do
alledficsa* an excuse for not living op to hla agree
ment that the principal part of his customers do not
recnire first-class work. It Is a well established fact
that almost all of his work Is done by machine and
women, with perhaps a few goo-1 hands, and many In
ferior workmen. Ills trade Is made op more oa the
readymade principle than otherwise. In view of
there facts, the Tailors* Fraternal Union have agreed
to release Mr. A. D. Tltaworth from his piedees and
aCT«ment with their Union, and hi* rtore U. from and
after this date excluded from the Society. All mem
bers ot the Tailors* Fraternal Union that will work
for that establishment will have their names erased
from th. toot, of thl. Sodrg. 0F Tm . soa!!Tr
Chicago. April. 1563. a»JS dltt-6t
Wanted by
jr. W, BBEXEI & CO.*,
apg-dS-tt A3 South Clark street.
From selected seed, and screened for
A Limited Quantity
Qbicago Lead and Oil Works.
H-vra behoved to
No. 85 Dearborn Street.
800 Randolph Street,
Is now undergoing thorough repairs, and win be re.
•pc-oed for firvt-rl&Fa boarders on tho first day of May
neii. larCS-dISS-gtj L. F. HILL. Proprietor.
-i-ii tie sold- the undivided one-half ol aBRBWBRY.
situated in the village of Maxomanle. Dane County,
Wisconsin. near the railroad depot, twenty-two miles
from Madison, the Capitol of the Slate. Price *ISOO.
Apply to RDWarp aUQ<3I2fB. Macomaole. Dane
County, Wteopasia. ahU-bW-Tw
\JT newly opened a full lino o t
ttaTR pms, SLEEVE Bullosa.
And a bcautilul assortment of the new
Collarette Neck Ties,
All of which the Ladles are Invited to Inspect.
3Sew Son Umbrellas Received,
H ■ REED & CO.)
Also, deal largely to
Burning Oils, Kerosene,
Manufacturers’ Goods, &c, &c,
TTtlch we offer at prices Carorable to Western Mor
ebaata and Manufacturers,
J. H. USED. t“l Pearl afreet, !L T,
rahlMilSMca H. A. USKLBUT. Chicago,
Carefully selected for the
IsTo- IS Cortlandt street,
‘ ht W " t<,nlH °neV tors.
Comer of State and South Water streets
New York Sugar Refineries,
Which manufacture
60,000,000 lbs. Eavr Sugar a Tear,
Having their Depot In Chicago, with a large stock la
store at all times. Totae dealers, large acd small,
andcocinmersoi the Northwest, the advantage la of
fered of buying Sugar u they want,
with the freight added, thereby dispensing with the
middle men. who seek a profit at the expense of the
“Money Saved Is Money Earned.”
Dealers In the Interior, who have not received any
circulars, will hereafter have them seat IT they wul fur
nifeh me with their address.
j. ii.
SS &36 r.akc Street, Chicago,
And all the tstlou* styles of WOOLKN, COTTON and
LINEN piece good* for
Adapted to the want* of the Wert. Wo shall, a* hem
Wore for the past fourteen years, keen the largest
Mjd best assorted slock ol this class or poods to bt
found In market. An examination la solicited.
Scott’*, Clay’s anti Glcucross’
Reports ofFasbions.
1863.“ I)RY GOODS ’
Staple and Fancy,
(Successors to Harmon, Aiken & Galej
S3 y STREET, Chicago.
We offer to the trade a large and wea-s-jlcotod
stock ot
Yankee Notions, Hoop Skirts, Hosiery,
We ore now largely In stock and are prepared to
offer great inducements to close buyers. Wo solicit
aa examination from all wishing to purchase.
1863 new house. 18GB
37 Lake st and 43 Wabash avenue,
vreoLMAi* MkLzne is
Hats, Caps and Straw Goods,
Umbrellas and Parasols.
Onrstockef new goods for the Sprlcgtrade istxss-
BuaHvfull and desirable, comprising the Urges* ud
most attractive assortment lathe 'West, end having
teen purchased previous to the great advance, we are
satisfied tre have facilities that will enable us to cos
maud the attention Of merchants visiting this market.
■nd particularly
oar Retail Business, we are prepared to show a wen
selected stock for city and country trade, to which
tte attention of wholesale purchasers Is invited, as
suring then that price* shall be AS LOW. IF ROT
LOWER, can be found elsewhere.
Mar be found a SPLENDID ASSORTMENT of the
latest style* of goods, and we take this medium of re
turning onr thanks for the former very liberal patron
age. and would respectfully solicit a continuance of
the same.
IS3 take Street.
■pSTABIISHED 1 7 60.
Snuff and Tobacco Manufacturer,
16 * 18 CHiMBEBSST.
(Formerly 43 Chambers street. Sew YorkJ
Would can the attention of Dealers to the articles ol
tiu mnufacture, viz.:
Macaboy, j>om!gn>«..
Era s\SSa.«.
American Gentleman. Copenhagen.
‘‘“ilfcV To.it DO-Bcotch,
Rich Toast, Fresh Scotch,
or Lundjfoot.
nr Attention is called to the Urge redaction in
pnees of Flnfrcnt Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos,
which will be found of a bupebios quauxt.
lflß , P.A.L., or plain. B. Jago.
CsTccdiahor Sweet. Spanish,
fl9, v 0 9 sweet Scented Oronoco Canaster.
No*. 1 &3mlx- Tin Foil Cavendish, Turkish,
ed Granulated.
0 H._8.-A Circular ot pricarain to
Chartered 1825. Capital, $250,000,
With* Urge surplus.
ap7-4155-lm T.F.KULLIPS, Agent, MLake street.
If I Madleonstreet,betw«euStateand Dearborn.
Doorsopeaat 7 o’clock; penomances toaunencesT-
BENEFIT and last appearance toot one of the popu
l»r artist. e t niVEKPOBT,
■Who *lll nm>ear In hl» crest oraperaonatlrm of
ST* MiBC, The Soldier ot Fortune,
Ajidl f hli* tjnrtvaletl t of
WUT.TAM the SWLOK. !o which he will slap
"Cotmaza. Tns Gmx or *rn«t Ockak." and “A
TaA'gae ship asi» x Tasks* Cur.w,”
sented, foritetUtli time. •li<»b i ‘stitU!ilplay.ln tire acta,
written expmaly for Mr E. L Divenpon, entitled
With a ca*t of characters worthy of special attention
BT.MAKC.ft Soldier of Fartcne. B. L. DAVENPORT.
Tableau 1. THh Happy Uoita asm raa
**la& a mau— cut I’m one wno. like n shit* at sea,
rtSkrsby onoßiar. tnyhonorl” Tablraul. Lov* a;n>
Hoxon. ’’Let him who dares to tear-t tse adder, trem
hie fur tfc*» ►ting,” Tableau t Tna Hcsttovo’s SaciU*
tick. Tableau i Tint Psopetct. 'fablosu 5. Tux
FAirnm. li karts I’iiud.
Grand Darce Bt Mis* Jxrxta Hiam.
To conclude with the croud nautical drama of BLACK
EYED SUSAN—WUIfata. E. L. Darenpart.
-L of the Philharmonic Bocfetv. with their fall
Grand Orchestra. under the direction of Mr. Hans
IfalatSa. atUryan Hall. Saturday.aLernoon, May 3d.
2. POLKa. M Seoilaa.” Lablczky.
8. ANDeNTB.2d Symphony Beethoven,
4, CLARINET SOLO, Theme and Variations.....Sahr.
Mr, Nnmbcrjer.
past it.
5, OVERTURE, **Oberon.”.... Weber.
6, TANTASIK. ** Stradella*’. Dalatka.
7. WALTZ. -Lu»Uch wanner ” Strauss.
8. SCHILLER MaRCH Meyerbeer.
Doors open at S o’clock. To commence at s**
precisely. Tickets twenty-five cents, to be had at the
Music Stores, the Hotels, and at the door.
ap<o-d2is4t B. STICKN3T. See,
Opera House. Randolph street between the Ustteeou
and She’sun Houses.
MONDAY EVENING. April 27th. and every evening
during the week. First week of the great Sthoplaa
tarce. the Black Blunders. First week of Ethqplao
Spectacles, the Fc rty Thieves. First week of tha Twin
Tragedians.the Footers from Foorvlllc. Matrimony. La
Carnival de Venice. Centre Market on Saturday night.
Ac Ac Doors ores at 7: commenaluj at 8 o'clock.
Maiij.ec on SATURDAY. May 3d, commencing at*
o’ckck.P.M. Admission 83 Children under 12
jeaisei age to Matinee only 15 cents.
* aiCfrdS74wto H. W. DINGESS. AgcnU
Settling fflacifmcs.
Merit alone make* a SKWTNG MXCHCfB valuable
Tie people are perccivtog IL*V jlowlo* xapreeeect
aocsare uoi merit.
That It t* economr and wMob to only
StWING MACHINE of known practltal utility.
There are 105.000 Machine* to nse In tills country and
Jt la ennai to TSN Seatcatocaaes.
AN ANNUAL DIVIDEND of 108 to 900 per cent. l«*
Its co*t) may he obtained la use—by tta possessor.
This I* tteonlv SEWING MACHINE Intho wor’.l
making the LO'CK-STITCtf wlu the EOTATMS
HOOK, and uMag the GU*S6 FOOT.
Gaaaral Agent for DUnola. Wbcocjtc, lowa. Nortbcn
TriHtaT-Minnesota and Kanea*
lM Lake street. Chicago.
oc application or hypo**
i24scg|£Afi o,
The Florence Sewing Machine
Hie Lock, Knot, Doable Lock & Doable Knot,
With as much ease and facility as ordinary machine*
make otes stitch, and with as Utils or lets machinery.
Itha.-'tbeiurrKP.gtELErKznjtOTlos. which ennhles
the operator, by simply taming the thumb t*crew. to
have tt.e work ran to the r'git oiled, to #t*y ar.y
part of seam, or fasten tte cads of scan*, wlthou*
It rani LKiniLT, sews Rapidly, and Isalmostxoia*
TiTPB. . _ .
ltde«r*theirsaTisßT orrcTMTwork withc?tialfa
dllty. wlthrmtcbanpe of tension or machinery.
Chancing the length of the Biltch. and Imm oaa kind
of stitch to another, can readily bn done while the ma
chine ls> in motion. . _
It turn* any width of bem: binds, orald*. gatn
ers. tucks. nniltaard gather** and sew s on a rurfle at tiif
s-imc lime. U will not oil the drew of the oj-r.itor
A hnnrrfr all neccavxrr tools, and ’’RARN.Ms
SELF-SEWER," which gmdw txe work Itself ore for
nlthed with each machine.
AGENTS WAFTED.—For terms, samples of sewing
ant circulars, address
Pont Office Box 21£ J. Chicago, DL
Salesroom. 121 Lakn street. »e4 nX-lj
75 South Water street, Chicago,
a well scloctcu stock of
Sugars, Fishj
Coffees, Rice,
Syraps, Spices,
Molasses, Soaps,
Dried. Fruit,
WOODES TTAKS, and all article* ngoally Included In
thefr Use,
We bought most of oar goods for w«a, *ad t>«-
UsTCftLst we caa make It to tie Interest of all nurc-ia*.
jcc a tills market to call and examine onr stock before
Borin- EWDCG. BRIGGS <b CO..
J Ko.lSSoctbWaterrtrcet, Chicago.
Wm. L. Swlcg. St. Loals. Mo.
CUntoa BrtgJt*. i Chicago.
Tbomae Heertnane. J
Mannficturcra and •wholesale dealers In
32 Lake-St., cor. Wabash are.,
We bare In store and arc receiving tie largert stock
of Boots and Shoes la the West. acd are ecnCdeot
that there caa he fcnnd In no market a butter assort
ment of all style* of desirable goods than wo are pro
patedto show. Besides a ervat variety of cheaper
grades, we Lave large Uses of wa.rßxxtzd ocstoj
y.nt wja thick sod Calf Boots, Brogans. 4c., as we«
style* ox Lajles-OiKe.. i .ud
Balmorals suitable for the city trade.
eauhand will offer to cash aad PBOMrTjjaort time
borer?. that gas's or be undersold. Wo c*a ac
cooin'oatwetke trade with eitraslzca.
mLS-a767-am C. M.
iqj'ATS, CAPS, &e.
25 Lake Street
now cCsr for
by the packs js or dozes,
6,000 CAS ES
Mats, Caps, Straw CJooils,
Palm Leaf Goods, Shaker Hoods, &o,
coanrtrfDtr fall line* of an new maUas the
VTest of the sea board, most of wWch waa pnrcnaaed
before the late adraace ,I°.
cheap as can be bought of the barthouseata the Atlan
tic cities. fe&aStf-Sn
Pails, Brushes, Mats, Twines, Cord
age, Tubs, Chums, Cradles,
Wagons, Chairs, Baskets, dec,
pros. 15 Fulton and 202 Front Streets,
Sew Tori£.
JL quilled.
Trimming Velvets,
Corsets, Hosiery, Gloves,
jgr&ts&sss&s? eTOaUI
CBATES & IB VISE, TS like Street.
Haitian Salta.
Elegant Oak Diningroom Set;
Two Horses, Family Carriage
Buggy and. Harness,
At the residence of Alex. Wlilte, Es<l.
401 Wabash avenue,
We shall ten. without reserve. the entire famjurw
of Mr. Whits, conslsilngof a splendid Rosewood Parlor
Set. latest quality orProcatelle. made by Belter A
Co„ New York; richly carred Hot evood Centro Table,
marble top: Glit Rosewood Parlor Set. in hair cloth;
<>«k Library Set: Oak Din Ins: Sec. consisting of costly
Oak hldebi-ard, 12 feet; Extension Dtains Table aaa
Dlring Chairs: beautiful Rosewood Chamber Suit, with
marble slabs; Mahoganr Crambsr Set. with marble
slabs; Chestnut Chamber Set. with marble slabs;
Black Walnut Chamber Seta, with marble slab*; splen
did Gothic Hall Stands and Chairs solid oak; Black
Walnut and Oak Bedsteads, Bureaus and Chairs; besS
Hair and Excelsior Matrasses: Sprite Beds: Elegant
French Maatel Clocks. In marble; Bronze Mantel Or
naments; rich Wllloa. Velvet and Brussels Carpets,
Three Ply asd super Ingrain Carpets. Mosaic Rug;
rich Stair Carrets.China ami Gla>swaro. Dining Ware.
Kitchen Furniture. Ac.. Ac. Also,one SaperlorOctave
Plano Forte.made by T. Gilbert In rich ttu*owood case,
fall round, ccsl ftSO; Rosewood MnslcStaad and Plano
Stool. Also, the well-known horao -prince.” and
gjoy *• Fanny:” Family Carriage. Bazgy, Sleigh and
amess one fine Ml’cli Cow.
The above furniture can be seen several days
vJousto the sale. WM. A. BUTTHU3 A
ap2» (1200-td Auctioneers.
OUTBID AT. May Ist, at 9H o’clock, at the residence
of Watson Mathews, EM.
2fa, 11 Adama street, between Wabash. aad
Hicbigan Avenues,
We shall sen the entire furniture, consisting of
Parlor, Chamber, Dining Room and Rluben
By order of Wm. W. Stewart, Agent.
ap2o-dlSo3t Wit. A. BUTTERS A CO.. Auct’rg.
Have removed to the elegant and spacious Stores ha
Portland Block,
Corner of Dearborn and Washisgton-ats.
Oa SATCHDAT ilay 2a at 9-,' o’clock, at oar
salesrooms. in Portland Block. 103. irs and 107 Dear
born street, corner of Washington street.
On MONDAY. Mar 4th, at 10 o'clock, the teat
fierce of Geo. Vt. Gsge. Esq., No, HI Wsba<& aventuA
Particulars In due *easoD. v
sW9-cT4a-lfct VM A. BETTERS &C 3„ ApctTm.
By Catalogue of a valuable Lrvw Library,
On FRIDAY. May 1 rt. at 2 S' o'clock, P. M. we shall aeS
at the Office. No iMllaEJi'lpb street, by order Of the
Admsnl-traior of the late t\. A Grove*, by csUlogru*.
the entire Library of voidable
Office Fixture?. Safe. Tables. Chair*. Ac. Sale pod.
live and without reserve. GILBERT & SAMPSON,
ap2i* rttilft-la Auctioneer*.
VJ 46 & 43 DEAKBOIL'f STRBfft
Large sale of new and second hand
Rosewood, Magonany and Oak
Plaao Forte, Carpets. Ptcr Gltsa. Presell China, 4c*
At our salesrooms. -to and *3 Dearborn street, oo
FRIDAY. May Ist. aty* o'clock. we shall sell the iurn
ttnre ol
Removed to our rconu forconvealence of sale, con
shtlngof Rich Rcsaw-ccd and 'Va:ntu Parlor .ia U la
Brocketel’e. Plasnnrd HairC'oth ; de-rent Chamber
Set--* Marble Top Tables. Book r»ie. Pa-lor
Chairs. Whatnot*. Hat Trees. Sideboards, French ami
cottage Bedsteads. Ac.. with a large assortment of
Goods for Parlor. Chamber andDlniag-room. M-'V
ote very supcilorToctava Plan® Forte. la perfect or
der and as food as new. Also. Velvet. CrnancU and
Ir-graJn Carpets and Velvet liars. Also, oao large
French Plate Pter Glass, with ornamented top. Moat
of the above goods are as good as new. having been
well kept. GILBERT * S vMPSoiI.
a?3>a!o-7t Auctioneers.
VJT 4a ii 43 Dearborn street.
Tl»c entire Furniture, Carpet.**, Pluao,
&(., of the Foster Souse, at Auction*
tfe shall sell, on Monday. May 11th. commencing at
9U o’clock A. M .and continue until all Usold. the en
t!rr furniture of the Foster Ilona..*, (on the corner ot
Forth Clark and KlrztestsA consisting oi alt the par-
lor.clfilne-room and bedroom furniture, fine curled
hair mattrasecs. beds and bedding, carpers, mirrors,
rosewood piano 4c„ Ac. Particulars will bo
elves one week before the sale. Sale j-oaltlve and
vltnoot reserve. Each article will be sold sene rate,
and retail together. GILBERT 4 SAMPSON.
apHt-cdP td Auctioneer*.
Furniture at auction.
On Saturday. May ?d, at o’clock. A. If*
wIH be sold the entire tornUure of
Py order of William 11. Chambers, administrator of
Siare Foot, deceased.
apgOoJatSt S. NICKERSON. Auctioneer.
V_y AT AUCTION—By S. Ntcmtsov. 2?4 Lake streak
corner of #ranklln. on Monday. May tth. vruns
day. May fth, Friday, May Bth. at 0 -i o’clock A. U.
wfl be <oldcloUis. cattimeres.satinets whitemuslUr
sMrt*. brown and bleached sheeting. Spanish linen,
black linen thread. A isaeral stock of drygoods. Tan
ke* notions and furnithlagcoods. At private sole Oil
and Carpeting.
myi S. yiCKF.USGN. Auctioneer
_I. J TION—ByS. Kicxxrros’.CCl L»ko street.comer
of Franklin, on Ttodat. Mar sth. at 9k o'clock
A. M., will be sold 131 cosea Mesa, Hoys and load’s
KJp and Calf Hoots. St case* 'Women's Balmoral and
Congress Gaiter* and Tics, 63 casoa Children’* Shoesi
aiM>. Copper Toed do.
myl-dSwt 8. yiCSKKSOy. Auctioneer.
JL 'AT AUCTION.— B7 5. XtCKntaoy. 22t Lake It,
comer of Krarklln.oa JloxdaT. April 37th. Wxd!Tb»»
i>aT. April 20th. F»n>AT. May Ist. at 9W o'clock. A.
will be *oM Clothe. Ca*»lraerea. Sattceta Whits Mn-Ua
SMrts. Brown and Bleached Shectlnz,' Spanish Linen
Black Linen Thread; also, a general stock of Dry
Goco*. Yarkee Notions and > omlitUng Goods. At
private sale. OU Cloths and Cametine.
»pSt-R»7tla 5. NICKBRSON. AnctY.
Gore, Willson & Co.
Every Tuesday and Thursday,
AT 10 A. M.. PROMPT,
AAI u prtrate ule throoghont the week. Wa cur
an tee oar stock to be
Than by any other House.
Cor stock befog coasfened to os by
To whom we make advances,
atvEß ns
Yot carrying a LARGR and w ALL ASSORTED ptadC.
which we offer to the highest bidder
or st prlrste sale, oq
teKtaSOtSm 64 Lake street. Chicago.
JgT e. & w
Goveinmeat Sale
On Thursday, April 23d,
Corner of Fifth and Cair Streets.
Condemned and Captured
BEOOD MAKES, many -with foaL
Tbe Sale will be continued from day
to day, until the whole are disposedof.
By order of Edmund ‘VTaerpel, Captain sod A.Q-^-
prepared tooegodatelo^«togjrejarm«lj
c»ratr luitct Wiails*Wa ia-
COW, Etc.,
E. * W. UOUOA.V.
Government Aacfoaeof*.

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