PERRlfSBTJRG-, O. FRIDAY, , KBBUAEY 15, 1867.
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The space occupied by ten lines, or less, of this
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advertisements handed in or authorized by them,
and for the publication of all Sheriff's Sale notices,
tke writs fur which they order out.
We are preparedto execute all kinds of Job
Work, such as Posters. 8sle Bills. Programmes,
tnritations. Cards, Labels, Pamphlets.all kinds of
IftianKS, XO, 1 n .uo moai aaiiuiiicviry manner
The following are the rates for Sheet Bills
y. Sheet Bills, per 15.
Orders will be filled at short notice, andupon
the most reasonableterms.
taP 1'rintins- of every kind, whether lob work
or advertising, which is done for any association,
ocietv, pnblie meeting or political party, will
Charged to the person or persons ordering the
ante, who will be held responsible for payment.
OOLIKGER tc T15IJIOMS,
Publishers and Proprietors.
J. H. RHEINFRANK, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
OFFICE Over the New Drug-Store of Iusclio
A Champaey, on Louisiana Arenue.
IT" At night, will be found in Room Q, at Nor
ton's Exchange Hotel. 10"
JOHN A. SHANNON,
Attorney and Counscllor-at-Law,
OFFICE OVKR KHErS' STORE,
J3JAttcntion given to the collection of Soldiers'
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW,
Perrysburg, Wood County, 0.
Office in Sheriffs Room at the Court House.
Particular attention given to Collecting, Convey
tncingand Snariul business. 3zs
j?E RUY3BU ItG MEATSTORE.
joux g. iiorrMAi
HAS removed Ma Moat Store to the building re
cently occupied by the Hardware Store, on
Louisiana Avenue. An excellent quality of ileal
!s at ways kept on Inincl.ti which he unites the at
tention of all lovers of a juiey Roast, or atonder
"orrysburg, November 6, 18fi5. 3xx
OEOKOK WKDIIKLI.. W. B. SBKHLY
WEUDELL sV EHEULY,
GENERAL LAND AGENTS,
Ferryabnre;, Wood County Ohio.
Will buy and sell Lands, examine titles, pay
taxes, redeem Lands sold for taxes, 4lc, Sin.
l-if Office in the Court-house. 87x
j. li. he id.
Attorney - at - Law,
HAS resumed the practice of his profession, at
Pjrryaburg, Ohio, where he will give prompt
Attention to all legal business entrusted to his eare.
Office in the Bank building, 7zi
WILLIAM II. JONKS. JOHN A. SHANNON
JONES V SHANNON,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
OFFICE OVER KREPS' STORE,
46zx Perrysburf, Ohio.
J. K.. Hobd, Fremont. J. M. Hobo, Porrysburg.
J. K. & J. M. HOBD,
Office iu Baird House. Zitt
. GCOUOG STUAIN,
ATT0RSEY-AT-L4.W, Pirstssuro, 0.,
WILL attend to all business oootJed tobia oar
in the several Courts of Ohio. Military
Claims will receive particular attention.
Also Insurance takem at reasonable rates.
Olfioe New Hardware Building, up stairs, cor
ner ( Louisiana Avenue and Front street. In
F. A D. It. 1IO LI. UN BECK,
Perrysburs, Wood County, O.
Notaries Public ;
Collecting Agents -, .
Real Eatuve Agents having large quantities of
wild lauds, and many improved farms, for sale t
Agents to Pay Taxes, and redeem land sold for
taxes Also, to purohase lands aud investigate
War Claim Agent,
To procure the back-pay and bouutr due to rel
atives of deceased soldiers ;
To procure pensions for those entitled to them ;
To procure for soldiers liberated from prison,
commutation of rations while they were cooSned,
r. S. Sit VIM. . CEO. M. r ARSONS'
8 LEY IN Ac PAIISON8,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, and
General Land Ageits.
Land bought and aold taxes paid i titles exam
ined, &.O. Extra bounty, local bonntv, back
pay, pension, etc, promptly collected and
tyOflios tn the Auditor's room, at the Court,
house, Perrvaburg, Ohio. IXss
ROSS & COOK,
agists roa tot
METROPOLITAN INSURANCE CO.
. ,Of Mew Voik City.
IUUm as low as anv good, first-elaas Company.
Business solicited. Office, corner of Front-unset
and Loi'islana-avenne, Perrysburg. it
J. F. s. n. PRICE,
' PerrysbBrs;, Wood Coaaty, O.
WE have large quantities of Real Estate for
sale attend to Tax-paying ; also, procure
lioucties and Pensions for Soldiers.
All business promptly attended to. . 1A
INSURE! INSURE 1
INSURE WITH TIIE
FIREMEN'S INSURANCE COMPANY,
of u ay run, oiiiu.
rpHIS Company has fairly earned the right to
L solicit the patmnage of the citiiens of this
county, haviog paid $5,700 in Losses in the county
within the last year. - Kites as low as any reliable
Company. Losses equitably adjusted and prompt.
. . J. .A. SHANNON, Perrysburg, 0.,
it ' Ucneu! Agent fur Northwesters Ohio.
REAL ESTATE AGENCIES.
WOOD CO. TIMBER LANDS FOR SALE
AT A BARGAIN!
rt I ( ACRES In Section , Jatksnn Township,
TV ailloloing the track or the I). &. M. Kail
road, nearly thrre-fnurtbs of a mile, and nclmling
Pnrnhnra'a Nlation. There is on the place a
Side Track, a Log House, a Log Barn, andaa Ar
tesian Well.. .Price, 913 60 per acre.
1 fi ACRES, being the JE. W of Section T
1 JJ Town 3, N. of Range 9 E., lying less thsn
i ef a mile from the track, and ii a mile from
rarnbam's Station. Price, 10 per acre.
1 aflfi ACRES.bclngthe NW. if or Section 1,
1 Jr Town S. Ni of Ranne 8 K... lvinir W mile
from the track, and a mile Irom Farhhani's Sta
tion. Terms. Vi cash balance In 'ne and two
years, with Interest. A rare chance for a Saw
mill or stave Factory.
F. A 0. K. HOt.LENBECK.
8 Perrysburg, Ohio.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY
rpHE nndereiraed havinr established a Real
J. Estate Agencr, at Perrysburg, have for sale
a large number of improved: Farms and timbered
Lands in Wood county, Ohio, among which are the
iuiiun ring i
85 acres, S miles east of Portage, In Portage
Township, on the pike leading from Portage to
west Hillgrove, about 35 acres improved, balance
wen timDerea ana tn one mile or saw-mill.
80 acres. -8 miles west of Portage, in Liberty
Township, on good road, all under cultivation but
7 acres, orchard of 300 large trees, frame barn, log
BOW acres. nesrP. Avenue Road. S milra rrom
Perrysburg, in Lake Township, 4 aores fenced, 1 in
apple and 3 in peach orchard.
801 acres, on road from New Rochester to
West Millgrove, Montgomery Township, ne nw
and s pt ne end n pt ne, well improved and good
1 10 ncres, 8 miles south of Portage, In Portage
Township, on Perrysburg and Findlay Pike, 60
acres improved, new house, fine peach and apple
orchard, good well, shop, fee. Unimproved part
well timbered and handy to saw-mill.
88 acres, on corner of county and town mad. 1
miles nw from Van Huron, il4 from McComb j w
J.sw i sec 81, town 8, range 10, Henry Town
ship) 23 acres under cultivation, 40 acres fenced,
good young orchard, new framo house, log barn.
40 seres, 4 miles east of Portage on creek bank,
sa nw Portage Township, 7 acres improved,
balance well timbeied and near saw-mill.
40 acres, "S miles nw of West Millgrove, oo road
leading thunce to Fostoria, nw ne aeo 30, Portage
Township, all under cultivation, large fine orchard.
good frame bouse, log barn, splendid well.
80 acres, n nw . sec SO, and sw t sw i sec
10, Portage Township, 3 acres improved, good log
house, 3 miles south of Portage, on Perrysburg and
80 acres, in Milton Township, i mile from Mil
ton Center, well timbered and )i mile from saw
mill. ISO acres, timbered land, in Perrysburg Town
ship, near liist Oregon Road, 6 miles from Toledo.
80 acres, timbered, 4 miles cast of Portage, in
Portuge Township, sw sw aud nw' sir. '
Tlio undersigned are respectfully soliciting the
Agency of.Lands upon the easy terms of no fee
where there is no sale.
WEDDELL & EBERLY.
Perrysburg, January 1, 1807. 38
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
THE undersigned having established a Real Es
tate Agency in Perrysburg, offer for sale the
following Roal Estate, situated in Wood County
A Farm of 120 acres, in section 10, of Plain
Township, under pood cultivation, with S00 fruit
trees, good buildings, and well drained. Two
miles from Tontognny.
An Improved Farm of 100 Acres, in sec
tion 34, Plain Township ; 00 acres undor cultiva
tion, and nearly all under fence; a large orchard,
and good well, together with a good frame house
A Farm containing; 08 Acres, in same
section, all under fence mostly improved ; orchard,
gona onrn ana large Douse, witu good name house
in course of construction.
The NE. i of the NE. i of section 28, town 4,
nortn oi range iu east, uooa House and Orchard
All under fence.
80 Acres, in section 4, Col tar Township, well
timoerea wttn DiacK walnut, white wnon, sc.
80 Acres, iu section 18, Liberty Township,
40 Acres, in sectiou 16, Hilton Township
Lot No. 8.
80 Acres, in section 12, Hpnry Township
BOO Acres in section ll,Portago Township;
Twelvoor fifteen choice TOWN LOTS, in Per
tST The above Real Estate will be offered
low rates, on terms to suit tbe purchaser.
4 Real Estate Agents, Perrysburg, O.
PECK & MILLER,
Ton togany, Wood Count r O., ,
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS,,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS AND CArS,
YANKEE NOTIONS, AC.
FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS
Farmer! of Wnhigtnn Tomjiip and Vicinity:
We pay th
Highest Market Trice in CASH
FOR GRAIN AND PRODUCE,
We have ample storage for any quantity of Grain;
CORN IN T II E EAR!
Being at all times ready to take your surplusgraia.
We say to one and all
BRING IT ALONG.
Toktoo ANT, Sept. 10, 1806.
SCHOOL EXAMINERS' NOTICE. The Board
will hold their next regular session for ths
S lamination of Teachers, at
Perryabursr, Friday, March I, 18S7. . .
Free port, Friday, April S, 1S67.
Applicants ed Sot apply for Special Exami
nation, but ar requested to atUad tbe elates
meetings of th Board.
Alloorreapondan with th Eaamlners ahonld
b directed to th undersigned, at Weston, O.
US D. A AVERY, Clerk.
ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE. Th undersigned bas
been duly appointed and qualified as the
asigne of D.J. Campbell ,of Milton Center, Wood
Couutv, Ohio, The creditors of th said 1). J.
Campbell are, therefore, hereby notified, to present
their claims against said U.J. Campbell, to the un
dersigned, at uisoftioe,ln th Court-bouse, at 1'cr
rysburg, Ohio, without unnecessary delay j and all
knowing themselves indebted to the said D. ii
Campbell, will immediately call on th under
signed, aud tberebr save themselves roMa.
GEOUGE N. PARSONS,
Asaigueo of D, J. Campbell.
Perrysburg, February i, 1867. sic
Piano lor Salo.
IF you want Condition Powders for Horses, call
at Imscho A CUaiipnkt's, and get St. Johns',
Noma's and Frouefield's, or any thing else in the
bus of Uors Msdiciucs,
Statement of (he Condition
HARTFORD FIRE IN
On the 1st dav of January, 1867, made to the Au
ditor of Ohio, pursuant to the statute
or that State.
Name and Location.
The name of the Comnsnv Is the HARTFORD
FIRE INSURANCE CO. Ml' A XV, and is located
at Hartford, Connecticut.
The s mount of its Capital Stock, all
j.aid up, Is. 1,000,000 00
Cash of the Compant on hand, and in
tlie handa of Agents and iu Hank.. 293,001 93
The Bonds and Stocks owned by the
Company, market Value 1,315,985 00
Debta due tbe Company, secured by
mortgage fof loans 13,844 54
Debts otherwise secured unincum
bered real estate 95,000 09
Accrued Interest, payable January 1,
1897 33,239 3
Total Assets of tbe Company. ...1,788,078 82
Losses unadjusted and Losses in sus
pense, waiting for further proof.
and not due aU9,155 03
TIia BKa(.il Anwimit !tiftulf tn anv
one risk (except in special cases).. fJO.flbO 00
1 lie greatest amount allowed to be in
snred in any one block, varies ac
cording to site snd class of property,
and how built.
The amount of its cspitat or esrnings
deposited in sny other State, as socu .
rity for losses therein Deposits
made in Ohio, Iowa and Tennessee.
STATB Or CoXNKCTICt'T,!
County or Hahtforo, f "
Tim C. Allyn, President, snd Oeorge M. Coit,
necrotary oi me hartfohd rias inlukanci uom
rANY, f Hartford, being severally sworn, depose
and sny that the foregoing is a full, true and cor
rect statement (if the ii flairs of said Company, and
tuat tucy lire tno suove descriova nlnctrs thereof,
TIM C ALLYN, WoVwt.
GEORGE M. COIT, ore(ary.
Subscribed nud sworn before me, this 8th day
January, I mi. v. w.
SEAL. 15-CENT BTAMP. Xutary Puhlic,
Ofpic or me ArDrroB or State,!
Columbus, Ohio, January 15. 1867. (
It is Hereby Certified, That the foregoing Is a
correct copy of the Statement of Condition of the
Hartford Fire Insi'sanci Company, of Hartford,
made to and bled in this onice, for tho year 1867.
Witness niv hand and seal officially.
seal. JAMKS 11. GOD MAN, nW 0 &ife.
liy Jaues Williams, Chirf Clerk.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTnORITT.
(To expire on the 31st day of January, 1808.)
Office of the ArniTOR of State, t
CoLCMiirs, Omn, Jmuixrv la, 1S07.
Wiiereas, The HARTFORD FIRE INSUR
ANCE COMPANi", located at Hartford, iu tho
State of Connecticut, has filed in this office a sworn
statement of its condition, ss required by the first
section of the act "To regulate Insurance Com
panies' not incorporated by tho State of Ohio,"
passed April 8, 1856, and amended February U,
1864 ; and the act " to regulate Forcigu Insurance
Companies," passed April 5, 18(18 ; and, Where
as, suiil Cumpauy has furnished the undersigned
satisfactory evidence that it is possessed of at
least ON 14 HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUS
AND DOLLARS OF ACTUAL CASH CAPI
TAL INVESTED in stocks, or bonds, or in mort
gages of real estate, worth douhlo the amount for
which the same is mortgaged: and, Whereas,
said Company has filed in this office a writteu
instrument uuder its corporate seal, signed by
the President and Secretary thereof, authorizing
any agcut or agents Nof snid Company in this
State to acknowledge service of process, for and
in b.'li.ilf of said Company according to the terms
of said law ;
Now, Thkhrfore, in pursuance of the first sec
tion of the aforesaid act, I, James H. Oodman, Aud
itor of State of Ohio, do hereby ccrtifv that said
Hartford Fire Insurance Company, of Hartford, is
authorized to transact the business of Fire Insur
ance in this State until the thirty -first day of Jan
uary, in tho year one thousand eight hundred and
In W1TNK83 Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed
my name and caused the seal of my of
Seal. fiue to be affixed the day and year above
. written. .- - 1
JA3. U. GODJIAN, Auditor of State.-
Ageut at Perrysburg, Oblo.
A. J. GARDINER,
40c 1 Agent at Gilcad, Ohio.
MICH. SOUTHERN & N. I. R. R.
1 8 i5ogMsW8i G 7
ON and after Sunday, Novemher 18, 18C6, Passenger
Trains i II be run as follows:
LEAVE TOLEDO FOR CHICAGO
StIO A. It. Nlffbt Express, via Sir tins,
except Mond'iyi, itopi at principal stations and ar
rives at Chicago 18:30 P. M.
8:25 A M. Mall and Expre via Main
Line, except Sunday's, stops at all stations and arrivaa
at Chicago 8:06 P. M.
1S80 . W. except Sundays Mall and Express,
rla Air Line, aiopi at principal stations, and arrives
atChlcaso 11:00 P. M.
TtlOP.M. Expreaii via Main Line, exeept
ftandayf, steps at principal stations, and arrives at
Catoaga :00 a. M.
LEAVE TOLEDO FOR DETROIT.
T?33 A. 11. Express, arrives at Monro 8:8J
a. js.j veiroit iu:ju a. ai.
Jt:30 P. ! Express, arrives at Monro 4:89
M.; Detra't s:zu r. si.
TM5P. BE. Express, arrives at Mouroe B:tT
p. M.j vetro't iu: r. m.
All dally except Sunday.
LEAVE TOLEDO FOR JACKSON.
Leave Toledo dally, except Sundays, at 9.iS A. M
and! .40 P.M.
' Trainsarrlv at Toledo as follows t
From Chicago 108 a ad 8:40 A. M. and 4:80 snd 4:85
Prom Detroit 4:00 A. M. and 4.80 and 8:80 P. M.
Prom Jack ion 8:40 A. M aud 4:3ft P M.
BLtapiaa Cias oa all Nlgbt Trains between Toledo
snd Chicago. '
Traiua are run by Chicago time, which Is twenty
minutes slower than Toledo time.
CHAS. F. HATCH, General Supt.
JAS. W. BOSS. ASUKR COOX, BLS2RT D. BOSS
HOSS & COOK.
ABSTltAGTS of TITLE.
Corner f.oiilaiaiiu Avenue nn d Front
fciroe-t, perrysburg! Okie.
WE have the bnly act of Abstract nooks
now in Wood County, containing a complete
Index to all Lot snd LnU thsrotn.
tW Certtfioates of Till gives open rsasnaabl
t-rT" Aloo. A vents for purchasing and selling
Real EsUte, getting up Tas Titles, paying Taxes,
Business solicited. STu
IRIENDS and customers, call and see our New
A Uoodg. iiuusiu!'
rPIIE undersigned, bavlbg recently purchased
I the Orocery Store, on Front-street, formerly
occupied by Amon A Sheets, lake this method ol
luforoiinr the citizens ut PerrTsbttrar that ther will
at ail times keep on hand a full supply of almuat
very arucie neeaea uy famines in toe
Oroffery aud 1'roduce Line
which will be disLsed of on terms that shall prov
satisfactory to all. . They are dvUn miued not t b
undersold,-and sre contident that their slock csn
not be surpassed in variety or quality. Give them
s call before purchasing elsewhere, and you may
u cc r u. 1 u ui securing goon nargaina.
JOS. HII.DKHHA.ND St SON.
1 rcrrysburf, January 21, lt7. JVss
The Castalian Fount.
ONLY A TRESS OF GOLDEN HAIR.
BY L. R. GURNEY.
Only a tress of go! don bsir,
(All that remains of on ao fair,)
Only a little shining; rnrl.
Cut from the brow of a fair young girl.
Km tho angels took her away,
leaving a form of llfelesa clay,
Nsvsr again tu smile on nw.
Gone like the sunset from the ml
Rack through tho thronging (id ef year.
Hark through the sunshine and the tears,
Hack to the lime when life teemed fair,
Memory turns with this lock of hair.
Hon are ths hope of year froM by
Hpe that war berisld only to 11. -Gon
ar th day-dreams, vanished in ktr-
Nothing remains but this lock of hair.
Many th years, that have Iowa apaee,
Sine last I gated on that fair young faoa,
Many th sorrowa, doubt and fears,
Mi.ny lb yearnings bitter the tears.
Rut upward I gas, with ager ys.
Ink) the land of cloudless skies,
And see, among th angels there,
On with tresses of geldsn bair.
And I know, on that other shore,
I shall clasp her hand ortoe mors,
I shall part from that snow-wbit brow,
Those golden looks an angel's now
Then, with rapture I'll join th throng,
Harp in hand, with tnusio a id song,
Free forever from stain of earth,
Entered at last oa hatro!y birth.
The Great Conspiracy.
THE SONS OF LIBERTY.
Chapter from Secret History of the
Rebellion—Northern Democrats Seeking
Overthrow of the Government—
Character of the Party that now Seeks
to Control the Government—Testimony
to Control the Government—Testimony of an Officer of the Order.
The following', which we tuko from the
Washington special correspondence of tho
Cincinnati Gazette, under dale of Jatmnry
25, will prove valuable far future history
as it properly belong to the history of the
Rebellion. It ia obtained from official
sources, nud bhowt the character and ex
tent of the great conspiracy at tha North,
by the Bams party that ia now abusing Con
greet, that clamors ao vehemently for tho
unconditional restoration of the South, that
supports and applauds the Traitor in the
Wnite House tint party whose sym
paihies, during the war, wore enlisted with
tho rebels at the South, who for four years
atti-mpled the destruction of the Covern
mint by the force of arms. Let the peo
ple bear this in mind, and they will not be
likoly to give the roins of Oovernm?nt into
tho bauds of those who were not its friends
iu that perilous hour of trial :
The following evidence is selected from
a great mass, now in possession of the Gov
ernment, relating to tho great Northern coi
.t . . .... t-. -i . 1 1. :..
sptiocy in me Aiueruau r.nik:iue ami Kin
dred orders during the war. A portion of
tins appeared in a mntilatod torm at
t me. The cotniilote document will, how-
1 lie cotnplote
ever, be read wttn loterost now. ui me
oliject, aims and the whole organisation ot
tliasa orders (be Government became fully
advhed, through the ectraordtnary ami em
ji en:ly succesBful efforts of the late Colonel
mierson, Provost Marshal Ueneral ol lue
Depui tinent of Missouri.
There is a vast amount ol evidenos cor
roborating that given bolow, but this pos
sesses additional interest from the fact that
it is the voluntary, sworn evidence, of an
ottk-er of the Urdcr wbese position was pe
culiurly favorablo to a full knowledge of
the whole operations ol these ssoret organ
izations. Upon his first examination, sol
ing in accordance with bis oath to the Ur
dcr, he professed to have no knowledge of
it. This and abundant other evidence
shows that the following were among tho
chief objects of these Orders t "
1. Keviving tue oia uemocratio party
as a means ot restoring uie union as 11
was. 1 .
2. Aiding the Confederate cause iu all
(ionsible ways. -
3. Uniting for armed res stance to tne
4. That a ;eueial rising had been agreed
5. That the assassination of Union offi
cials was to be used as a means of success.
There is also running through the ofheial
papers captured a vague reference to some
blow which the Older would strike, inde
pendent of the proposed rising, and which
all engaged in the investigation were iu-
stuntly convinced relerrea 10 me assassina
tion of Air. Lincoln, the moment they beard
of the act,
It is possible that the evidence prosected
will explain why the Government did not
arrest Mr. Vallandighatn upon bis return
to the United States.
The evidence was taken at Gn. Rose
orans headquarters, August 2, lobs.
Green B. Smith, being duly sworn, doposes
and says :
That be was born and raised in St. Louis
county, Missouri, and is by occupation
clei k, and has been clerking lor Messrs.
Griinsley & Co. since 1850 1 .
Q. When were you arrested T
A. The 28th day of May, 18G4.
Q. Have yon been examined under oath
since your arrest and incarceration T
A. I have.
Q. Were the an 1 were given by you .
dor that examination iu reference to a
oret political organization correct T
A. No sir 5 they were not.
Q. What iuduced yeu to withhold
facts uuder that examination T
A. A solemn oatb and the influence
Other parties implicated with me.
Q. What is the nature of that oath, and
what the influence of other parties t
A. 1 took an oath not to reveal facts con
nected with a certain seoret organization
under penally of death, and the iiJJuence
of members of said organisation has thus
far prevented me from revealing the truth.
Q. Slate iu what mauuer tliat influence
has been exerted.
A, Religiously and morally. I have been
instructed that the oath spoken of was
binding and paramount to every other con
sideration. Q. Who has led you to this belief? .
A. My superior olricers In the organisa
tion of which ( atu about to speak.
O. What is said organization called f
A. "Order of American KhighM"
cently changed to "Sons of Liberty."
0. Wheu were you initiated . into
uiytiteriea of said organization t
A. Sometime iu the spring of 1863;
Q. What is the number ol the council td
which you have and do belong T
A. tt never had a number; but was called
" The George Washjngtmi Temple."
Q. How ireipiently have you attended
said Temple since you were initiated T
A. dn.uii svetitgtj about three times
Q. Were thess meetings held in tho day
time or tbe night I
A. Exclusively at atgbL with but two ex
O. Were these two exceptions special
A. Yes. sir: the one I attended in the
day time was a meeting nf the Grand Couu-
Oil 1 the other was an infornal meeting.
tj. State whnn that Grand Council met.
A. Uti the 20th or January, I HO.
Q. How lung was said Couuc'l in session
at that time t
A. Some three or four days.
Q. Who presided at and over the delib
erations nf tho Council t
A. The Coinmnnder of tho Third Degree
Of the State of Missouri.
O. Is there a Commander of the Third
A. ics. sir ! be is second in oomma:id.
and the Commander of the Third Dsgrse
Cast is ni si in cotumana.
0. Did you before your arrest, or do you
now, hold any official position in this se
oret organisation T
A. Tea sir.
O. What is that ro-ition T
A. Secretary of both the Second snd ths
Q. Under whoe immediate instruction
Secretary of tho Second and Third Degrees
did you set In Council I
A, Under the respective Commander of
Q. State the number and names of all ths
Degrees of this Order.
A. There are five. First, Second, Third,
Fourth or Grand, as it is oalled, and Fifth
Q. What is meant hy Grand, and what
by Supreme Uegreear
A. The Grand or Fourth Degree is the
Council or highest degree of the State. The
Supreme or Filth is tho highest of the
Q. How many of these Degrees havo you
A. First, Second, Third and Fourth or
urand Council. -
The witness then testified regarding the
modes or initiation, ami explained the grips
signs and pass-words of the Order.
ORIGIN OF THE ORDER.
Q. Whet is (he origin of the Order of Amer
ican Knights T -
A. I have heard that it originated in tho
State of Louisana, in 1863, also that it ex
tends back to the Revolution of 1776, hav
ing had a precarious existence up ;o tho
Q. What ia the relation botween this Or
deraiidtue so-called Confederate Govern
inent T '
A!DI) TIIK CONFRDERATR OOVSRNMKNT.
A. At the time Ijitiedl understood that
its object was to aid and assist the Confeder
ate Government and to restore the Union
as it wus prior to the rebellion.
Q.'In what particular was aid and assist
an co to be given to tho Confederate Gov
men 1 1
A. In any and all ways, and at any and
Q. On you know of any aid and assis
tance having been rendered by this Our
dcr during your I'onuoctiou with it iu the
manner above spoken of T
A. 1 know that arms and ammunition
have been purchased by members of this
Order to send to other members in tho
country where they could not be had.
Q. Do you know anything about advices
in reference to this Order having beeu sent
to the rebel army T
A. Of my own know lodge I do not ; but 1
have, throngh members, heard that con
stant communication was kept up. between
St. Louis and the rebel army.
THE CONTEMPLATED RISING.
Q. When was the revolutionary move
ment contemplated by this Order to have
taken place T
A. At the advent of Mr. Yallaudigham
into tbe United States from exile.
Q. When were the members of this Or
der first instructed to arm and prepare for
Av In ths summer Or fall of 1803.
Q..I0 what manner was tha Confoderats
army to co-oporato with this Order I
A; This Order wss to hold itself in readi
ness to act with lbs Confederate army upon
its advent into the S'ate.
Q. Who was to have command of the
men composing this Order iu Missouri on
that event t
A. The Grand Coromauderof tbe State of
Q. What disposition was to have been
made of the officer commanding this de
partment in that event?
A. Treated as a common StietnV.
Q. This Order is made up exclusively of
disloyal persons, is it not I
A. Yes. sir. All Democrats who are do
airous ol seem ing the independence of the
Confederate States, with a view or restor
ing the Union as it was.
6. What is the number of this Order in
the State of Missouri f
A. From forty to sixty thousand.
Tho witness then identified various cap
tured pamphlets and dncmnsntst with ccr
tain muster rolls, as official papers of the
Order, and. also gave testimony regarding
the general purchase of arms (or the Order,
and the parties implicated in I bo mailer.,
Q. Who first organized the Order of
American Knights iu the Slate of Missouri
A. F. 0. Wright, of New York.
Q. Have you any kuowledge of one Wu.
M. Douglass t
A. I know the man bavo met him four
or five times.
Q Do you know if be list ever been au
thorized by said Order to establish Temple
in Missouri f
A. Of my owu knowledge I do not know,
but my impression) formed by remarks of
members, lesd rite to Ueliev ho Wss;
Q. Wss Do 11 x lues aotive iu organizing
Temples in Missouri I f ; .!
A. 1 lliink hs was, very.
Q. Was he hot tin vsry intimate and con
fidential terms with Charles L. Hunt, of
A. Yes sir, more so tban with any other
person of this cityi
Q. Was tiwe a Secret l'.dice made op of
mem! srs of the Orrtor whose duty it was to
ascertain the names of United State! Delec
lives, and if possible to baffle their efforts
in apprehending rebels aud members of
said Order I .
A. Of ony own knowledge I can t ssy,
but I heard through members that there
wss tu be suoh a police organized, but to
be known only to the officers oi sid Order.
Q, Was the secret asssssiimtion of any
United States officer) soldier, or Govern
ment employee proposed by any mem bur
or members of said Order T
A. I heard it discussed in council, and
(J. State What this Order contemplated in
the event of Price's ariuy invading Missouri
Ibis summer T
CO-OPERATING WITH PRICE.
A. They, or rather it, intended to unite
with Price; drive otlt United States forces
aud Union citizens, snd appropriate every
thing belonging lo the United States Gov
Q. Has this Order been arming and mak
ing preparations for t at purpose ?
A. Y8( Ml-!
Q. Under whose immediate direction has
this been done T
A. Tho Grand Commander of (he State of
Q. Was the Order to co-operate with that
of other Stales, in ttie eveut of au invasion
by Trie t
A. Until recently, yes ; but latterly, Inde
pendent and distinct or rJlher Dislrst
VJ. What was the litlentmu of tbie Order
n reference to the femes here on the
A. To initial captains, pilots, engineers,
audi in the event ol s movement, to take pos.
session ot them ami cross members of the
Order from Illinois and olhor Slates into
Q. Did yon eVer uaVe any Conversation
ttii Charles Dunn or Charles L. Hunt in
reference to making public; under oath, your
connection With the Order of American
A. Tes. sir I with both of them.
Q. State when, where and what that con
A. In June last, at Gratiot mililarv iiria
on, 1 remarked to Mr. Hiint that I had can
eluded to .acknowledge my complicity in
the matter, ami tuy williniiuess to be tried
upon the merits ol the case. Mr. Hunt said
it would not do. I asked him why. He
said, yon have taken a solemn oath never
to revest those matters 1 besides, tliero is
no necessity for such a stop. There are no
specific charges sgainst you, but merely
suspicion. 1 intormeil Air. Hunt that 1
should take car of mysell ; that the Order
hsd lailsd to protect me, and 1 had no one
now but mysell to rely npon. Mr. Dunn
agreed with me in adopting this plan.
Q. Was not Charles L. Hunt's office tho
headquarters of this Order iu Missouri ?
A. To all intents and purposes it was.
(j. Did yon while a member of said Or
uer give uui ami assistance 10 retiei spire,
mail-carriers and emissaries Irom tho rcbe
A, In only ono instance. I gave N'ow
comer, alias Thompson, a small sum o
mnney, knowing him to he a rebol mail
currier. Rebel spies, mail oarriers.atid em
issarics have been c srefnlly protected by
tins Unlur, over since 1 huvo been a mom-
her. Previous lo inv arrest 1 heard by and
through tl'.is Order that the mail to aud from
the rebel army wits very regular with senri
monthly dispatches to tho Grand Com
mander. A man by the 11.11110 of Davis, form
erly, of Jefferson City , is used by this Or
der iu currying mails. He ws here when
I was arrented, on tho 25th of May, last
One of the special objects of this Order
was to place members on steamboats, fcrr
boats, In telegraph nlllcrs, (Upnrlmuiit lies
quarterly 1'iovosi Marshal's offices, and :
fuct 111 every pnsil'on where they could
render valuable service. There are plenty
of them on the river.
Tho witness then lestifi. d regarding the
purpose of members to kill 'any one who
divt.ljod the secrets of the Order.
DOINGS OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL.
Q. What, if any, knowleiljfn have you of
a meeting of the Supreme Council 111 the
city of New York Inst winter T
A, I know that Ilia Supreme Cuunoil me
in Now York City last February, the 22d, 1
believe, to elect n Supreme Commander.
(J. Was Mibsouri represented 111 that
A. Yes, sir, by three delegates, and I
Q. Who was elected Supreme Commander
by that Council r
A. Mr. Yallandigliam.
Q. Was the Order in this State satisfied
with that election T
A. No. sir.
Q. Do yon know Whether or" not a special
meeting was held at Windsor, ' Canada,
last winter, and if so when and by whom
A. Yes : suoh a meeting took plaoe in the
vicinity of Detroit. .
Q. What business was transacted at the
A. A conference with Vallandigbara,
ohaugiug the name of the Order, aud tbe
signs and grips.
Q. Wss Missouri represented in that
A. Yes sir, by the Grand Commander ef
the Slate of Missouri.
; Q. Is not the Order of the American
Knights hostile in every' respect to the
General Government and friendly to tl.h
so culled Confederals Government f '''
A. Yes sir. -'
Q. Where was the meeting of "The
George Washington Tempi s " last held ?
A. At Charles L. Hunt s .offloe, ou Sixth
street, just before my arrest.
The witness then gave lengthy testimony
concerning the purohase of aims and am
munition from tho fleanvais', of St; Louis
and other parties, showing extensive Ope
rations extending over a long period, and
showing the parties engaged in packing
shipping and transporting these arms.
! Hie witness then swore to a long list nf
members of the Order, ki.own to tiilfi its
such in his capacity as Secretary. The
names of unimportant individvals are omit
ted below. . Ilia evidence on this point vUs
as follows :
The following is a list of the members
within my. knowledge of the Order of Amer
ican Knights : (, , , .
Charles L. Hunt,' (Grawd Commander).'
Cnarles E. Dunn (Gruud Secretary), Juines
McDonald, Kiley Whiting. E. J. Rave, Col.
Darrelt (Ex M. C), Buchanan Curr, John
Taylor, George Moore. Cautain Chaniuun
Dr. Wurd. E. II. A. Uabicht. Louis V. Bogg.
uenry u. Uult, James S. t ussett, Christo
pher Shaflncr, J. A. Spare, A. C. Uurnondv,
Lafayette Cruse, Christian Henick. J. M.
driver, William 11. lUberts, 11 It. Richard-
son. William If. Pol bird, U. M. Henick. of
SL Louis j JefTcrHonJnr.es, North Missouri ;
Pr. Farguson, Jefferson City Major Harris,
Cooper county ; Dr. A. 11. Uurbee; Manchester.
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE ORDER.
Q. State what tho prominent members of
the Order have uuiversa!ly suill in your
presence in reference to the objects and
purposes of said Ordor.
A. When I first joined, in the sprinjr of
1863, S. L. Moses, then instructor of the
Order, informed me that it wus a Derrtorrat'c
organization, gotten up for the benefit of
those iu rebellion, and to unite ihe Demo
cratic party proper, with the vikW of co
operating willi flie rebel arltij.
Q. Wheu and where wss said organize
tinn expected to co operate vtith tiia so
culled Confederate army T
A. Iu tha event of tin iuvasiou of the
rebel army into Mixsouri.
Q. Were yon not led to believe, after
joining said Ordor, by conversation with
members thereof; that Its objeots and pur
poses were directly opposite td those of
the General Government, and in direct hos
tility to said Government I
A. Yes Sir:
Q. Wert not ttie members of this Ordor
secretly plotting and conniving at tbe de
slruction of Ihe General Goverura lit and
assisting tliroit -li ths sgsnts of said Order
with a view to establishing Ihe indepen.
dene of the so-eulled Confederate States?
A. Yes sir.
Q. From the knowlodgs you hate of said
organization, do you mil believe it to be
thoroughly disloyal snd inaugurated for
ths purpose of defeating tho olects of the
ffresettt adminislfatioo In suppressing the
resent reoetnon r
A. Yet sir. ' j r
O. Wat it not rsnsrsltr trmWstesd if
Bfenlbers of said Order thai t(eps bald boerf (
tRen to inform the Confederate antboritief
that this Order wss friendly to tho interest.
nd policy of the so-called Confederates ?
A. That was believed ta lie the onleft at '
those wi'10 gav direction to the said Urdfcf; 1
(j. Did not the members of tbit Ordsr;
seoret.y uuu over the reverses of tho
Federal arftty and the successes of tho to
Called Confederates f "'
A. Yet sir. '
O. Were yen Over prMmBt atany Temple
or Council ib this city whsii CongrstnUtory -speeches
were made by meftfbert at tha ,
Success ol th so-called Confederate army!
A. lea sir.
0. riesst ttste when, where, arid by '
whom such speeches wert made. . . . : - !
A. At all times, ia all Councils and TsmM
pies. , , .
Q. now weft stfeb1 tptcohei usually re
A. With genersi satisfsolidii;
ARMING THE ORDER.
Q. Wss It not Ihe universal cnslorn si
those meetings to propose and take1 ftp t
subscription for ' the purpose Of butihg , 1
arms snd smutiitions of ar With whltn td .
arm and equip the members thereof, with
the design of placing it upon a war fooling!
A. Propositions of thtt kind have fr
qusntly been tnade. .
O. Was there not a proieot set on foot
by members ot this Order to arm and eou"ijJ
all they could of tbe members thertfof, at t'
Government expense, to be used when oc '
casion required against the Genersi Gov- 1
ernmentand for the benefit of its enemies? ,.,
A. Yes, sir. Such projects Weft set oft
foot st various timet by member! generally
during the past year. Charles L. Hunt, the
Grand Commander, and others, recom
mended that all members of said Order en
roll iu the militia, instead of paying thblt
Commutation, thereby obtaining af (lit hd
equipments; and the benefit of tho mititli
service, which would enhance the Interests
of Ihe Order and materially injure thoss of
the tjeueial Government;
NUMBERS OF THE ORDER.
of this otgatiifat
lion in tho Slate of Illinois? '
A. From reports, from one hundred toon '
hundred snd twenty thousand ?
Q. What in the Slate of Indiuua?
A. About ninety thousand.
Q. What in the State of Ohio ?
A. About eighty tholliand.
PROMINENT POLITICIANS SECRET MEMBERS:
Q What other prominent political rneti
belong to said Order, whose names havsj
not been glveu? .
A. 1 know otnons; that class of men
have been initiated privately, aud there art ,
but one or two members of said Order whd
do kt ow tlieini . . '
0. WHin; of snid drder, represented tlio .
Grand Council ol the Slate of Missouri hi , ,
the Supreme Council held in tlio city of
New York last winter?
A. Charles L. Hunt, of Louis County; '
Jefferson Jonos, of Korlh Missouri, and two
others whose names I do not knoW 1 , ,
Q. Who, of said Order, attended tho .'
special conference held at Vallaudighsai'A
hotei, in Canada, this last Spring ?
A. Charles L. Hunt. ' '
Q. Yon have slated that there , wat tt .'.
general expectation that an attempt would
be imtdt to arrest Vullatidigham; on hi ,
reaching Cliicugo, on the 4tli of Julyj and ;
lo preveut him from making a speech thsrt.'.',
.Was the Government to be resisted in that
effort by tha members of tbt Ordsr tbert
A. There was a gsneral nnderstanrJing .
among the members of ths Order that iu .
csss Valandigham should return within the
rodsial lines, aud an effort was rnede to .
seize or srfest biin( stfch SB effort wss
to be resisted by the united action of tho1
CHARACTER OF THE OATHS.
Q. Is it the general conviction and
Of the members of the Order that the penal' .
ty denounced id tttb paths they (akt will .
be certainly ciecu'tod 00 any member vio'
luting it t
A, Thrtt is the general belief.
Q. ti it considered to be the duty ol '
each menr.ber to etecifle (hid p'entflty opon '
the violuter of the oath, or is there snmo
particular person of sttid Order or fifties'
whose duty it is to enforce the penalty iu '
such case? . . ' ' '
A. It is considered the duty of each
member. There was no particular rnrtds or '
manner understood oy the members, it wat '
to be ddne St any time and st si hazards;
The general vietv nulling rfiembers ia that
the oaths they take as members are para-
moubt iu fbeir obligations to any which llfey '
may be called upon to tal'b; whether It be
in Courts 01 jtisiiue,. before military itU
Initials, or in any other proceedings. .,')
Q. Have yon eVer hnaid among oiembert ,
of the Order that there was any particular w
steamboats Upon the river ilpoii wllicll it
would be safe to ship contraband goods of ,-.
to travel 011 ? . r
A. Yes sir. Tho steamer Graham,
Ruwluml; Captain. ,
RESISTANCE AND ASSASSINATION.
Q. li, or is not the universally ace'epfed
theory f HB members of the Order (His I
Tuat the chosen officers of the Federal
Government have usurped authority, and (
tliul it is not only an inherent right; but ah
imperative duty to resist those Federst ;
functionaries, and, if need be, exptl then ..
from power by force ?
A. That is iny nndersiandingi
Q. Is it not distinctly olaiuisd by did 1
members of this Order, and to atlrioullced
in the ritual, that ,stlch feSistahc it net 1
revolution, but solely the assertion of rights?
A. Yes sir, 1 believe it is. , -i-.
Q. I then understand that the .principle i
of this Order as held by ths members Ihsrt
of, are such, that if one of its, members
ahonld ssFRssinate Mr, Lincoln, Vcuse of
his alleged usurpation of power, such mem
ber's conduct would be justified by tbt tn T
lira order and that it would be the I wort
duly bl all to keep secret tht act, and Uva
hi in Iro.n being Lruugut to krisl ihd hwt
ishment for it t . . - .
A- To, sir. " "' '''' ' '
Q. Is the sarns p'ri'ncipU recohUerj liy '
them aa aprjioable to officers act ins; under '
the authority of th President, and ubeyingi '
his orders) snob sa commanders of tlspartv,
meiitH, armies; 4c.? -i
A. I think it is. It Includes all militsr ,
officers of the Geceral Goveniiuehl. ; ..
Ths witness then identified Various efj
ficial doeitintntS and records of the Orrlef f
exhibited td hiih, and further testified that '
he hsd been examined st bis own request!
that hs had testified without mental reser
vation or equivocation; and that be had '
done il Iu place himself ak far aa poeaibU 1
in lb position af a law-abiding eitisen, anj '
that lit desired lo reurjrthee all connection1 "
with Ihe Oiderand sobSorlbe to tht osttt
ol aMeglaiict to tht United States Qovero-i 1
ment. , ., , . . 4
Thrrr art In Ivon.lon 60,000 luhoefi, Jj.
000 shoemakers. 30 000 porters, 7,000 cr.t
pouters and Joiners, 23,000 tailors, and SJ ,
000 plumbsrij painters and gliizitrti 1
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