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Worthless and pernicious articles are so often bolstered
VP in the advertising columns Of the press by fabricated
letters, that the proprietc rs of HOSTETTER’S BITTERS
rarely give quotations from their business correspondence,
lest the GENUINE OPINIONS of those who use and ap
preciate a GENUINE ARTICLE should be confounded by
the unthinking with the FULSOME RIGMAROLE put
into the mouths of MEN OF STRAW by unscrupulous em
pirics and charlatans, whose double object is to sell both
their trash and the PUBLIC.
Believing, however, that FACTS IMPORTANT TO THE
can be VERIFIED AT ANY MOMENT by addressing the
parties who vouch for them, ought not to be hid under a
bushel, the undersignedjmblkh below a few commuta
tions of recent date, to which they invite tkc attention of
the people, and at tlic same time ESPECIALLY RE
QUEST all readers who may feel interested in the subject
ascertain the correctness of the particulars.
It may be thought, perhaps, that a preparation like
been a STANDARD TONIC throughout the WESTERN
HEMISPHERE, and is rapidly becoming a staple of trade
at the Antipodes, speaks for itself in stronger tones than
private eulogium can speak of it. This is true ; but the
phases of disease are almost innumerable, and every day
new instances of the success of the Bitters, cither as a
PREVENTIVE or a CURE, come to the knowledge of the
proprietors through the mails. Somet»f these are of im
mense interest to thousands placed in precisely the same
circumstances as the parties who have been PROTECTED
Or RELIEVED, and therefore it seems almost an act of
duty to put them on record.
For example, seven eighths of the multitude who go to
SCa suffer more or less from SEA SICKNESS. They dread
this terrible affliction than the fury of the elements,
and it must be unspeakable satisfaction to them to learn
that it can be averted by the use of HOSTETTER’S BIT
3,'ERS. It is only within the last twelve mourns tnut iiu*
GREAT F CT IN MEDICATION has been established,
and hence it is not universally known. Those who have
tested this newly developed property of the preparation,
and e caped sea sickness by its aid, are naturally anxious
to 8. read the glad tidings among all who “go down to the
sea in ships and do business on the great waters.” The
Witness on this point whose testimony is appended, not
©n’y gives his own experience, but corroborates it with
emphatic evidence from other sources. If there be any
Who are skeptical on the subject, they are hereby referred
directly to him and to the gentleman who shared with
him the beneficial effects of the antidote.
The immense increase in the sale of HOSTETTER’S
BITTERS, both at home and abroad, during the past year,
proves that the world, while it obeys the Scriptural in
junction to “try ail things,” only “HOLD FAST to that
Which is GOOD.” Spurious preparations, like poisonous
fungi, are continually springing up, but their character is
Soon discovered, and they are “flung like worthless weeds
away.” On the other hand, a great antidote, that per
forms all it promises, and even more than its proprietors
c airned for it on its introduction, is “not for a day, butfor
all time.”
Every dose administered of a useless or deleterious nos
trum helps to disabuse the public mind of the impressions
it may have received from the flourish of trumpets with
Which the deceptions article was announced ; while, on
the contrary, every bottle sold of a really valuable medi
cine secures the permanent custom of the purchaser, and
makes him an ADVERTISER OF ITS MERITS among his
friends. It is thus that HOSTETTER'S BITTERS have
obtained their unparalleled popularity. The Press, indeed,
has made the GREAT STOMACHIC widely known, but it
is the uniformly successful results of PERSONAL EXPER"
IMENT that have renderedit a HOUSEHOLD MEDICINE
throughout the length and breadth of the land, and the
main reliance of the TRAVELER, the VOYAGER, the
During the Summer months, a pure, wholesome Tonic,
in which are also incorporated the properties of an anti
bilious and mild aperient agent, is essentially needed.
Such a preparatiou is HOSTETTER’S STOMACH BIT
TERS—the surest preventive and cure of dyspepsia, bil
iousness, constipation and nervous debility ever placed
pithin the reach of the community.
Against the depressing and sickening tendency of heat
and miasma it is a potent safeguard, and upon persons of
feeble constitution and uncertain health, its renovating
effects are most extraordinary :
St. Nicholas Hotel, New York, March 2, 1863.
Dr. Hostetter—Dear NVr.- Bqing of a bilious tempera
ment, and having suffered much from seasickness here
tofore. I determined, when leaving New Orleans for New
York, in Junclasr, to try your celebrated Stomach Bitters.
Having made the trip in the propellor Trade Wind with
* out the least inconvenience, owing to their preventive effi
cacy, I'procurcd, on the 2cth of July, a box of your Bitters
for the use of myself and a few friends, on our content
plated voyage to Europe, in the Great Eastern. After
getting to sea, I opened tlie box. an< together with about
len of my fellow passengers, partook or the Bitters. On
the second day some of the ladies on board felt sea-sick,
hut by taking half a wine glassful three times a day, they
Soon recovered. Dr. Goldsboro w, the ship’s physician,
and Capt. Paton, the commander, together with a large
portion of the passengers, subsequently experimented
with the Bitters, and uniformly witli entire success. They
Will certify to the fact that during the whole trip not one
Serson on beard was sea sick after the second day. Dr.
having appropriated the last remaining bottle, as an in
fallible specific. I had none of the article on mv return
voyage- and suffered more than I can describe ni conse
quence. I have orders for two boxes from two of my late
fellow-passengers now in Liverpool, and shall send them
out by the next steamer. Vou ought to have a depot in
Liverpool. Advising all persons venturing for the first
time (or indeed at any time) to sea to obtain, if possible, a
supply of your Bitters before leaving port, and thereby
secure themselves against sea-sickness,
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
Chelsea, Mich., July 10, 1863.
Messrs. Hostetter & Smith, Pittsburg, Pa.—G’enttemen .-
Please send us some of your Bitters, one oottle of last con
signment being left; we have an increased sale for them,
seeing Mr. Hatch of our firm had been sick during the
whole of last Winter, and was cured by the use of three
bottles. He had Liver Complaint, accomoanied by a
cough, tried all the physicians here, sent 60 miles for a
celebrated doctor, and thought he would die. The first bot
tle stopped the cough, two more cured him. Yours truly,
Rensselaervillr, July 7, 1863.
Messrs. Hostetter & Smith.— Gentlemen: Please send
jne some of your Bitters at .your earliest convenience, as
I have at present an extensive sale for them. I have no
medicine of which I am selling as much as your Bitters.
I have kept them during two pears last past. They have
now begun to sell: they have performed some remarkable
cures in Dyspepsia, which have been of long standing,
and from which they have acquired a reputation won by
no other medicine in our market. lean send you certifi
cates surpassing anything you have ever published, if of
any value to you, being anxious such a medicine will be
introduced in every place. If persons were as well ac
quainted with it as I, they would not be without it.
Respectfully yours,
W. P. SWEET, Druggist,
Rensselaerville, Albany County, N. Y.
Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks, (
Dec. 30,1862. 5
Messrs Hostetter Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Gentlemen: About four years since my attention was
called to your celebrated Stomach Bitters, I being at the
time a perfect martyr to dyspepsia, in all of its terrific
forms; indeed, I had not known for six years an uninter
rupted night's sleep. I commenced the use of your Bit
ters, taking them according to your directions, except that
the dose was reduced one-half, and found myself much,
very much, benefitted by the first bottle; the second re
lieved me entirely ; but I have ever since taken a dose in
the morning, immediately on rising, finding it to act as a
tonic and appe izer of the most agreeable character.
There is a peculiarity in the effect of your Bitters on me,
which it may be well to state : Ir from any cause I shall
be suffering ‘o acutely with the headache, a dose of your
Bitters relieves me in fifteen minutes. In conclusion, I
sav. with all sincerity and truth, I would not be returned
to the state of health in which your Bitters found me,
and from which they have unquestionably relieved me,
EOr all the money in the world.
I am, with great respect, your ob’t servant,
JOHN W. BRONAUGH, Chief Clerk.
New Convalescent Camp. /
Near Alexandria, Ya., May 24, 1863. \
Messrs. Hostetter Sl Smith—Dear Sirs:—Will you do
• tne the favor to forward by express one half dozen Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters, with bill for which I will remit
you on receipt of the same, as I am unable to procure
your medicine here rand if I had a quantity, it could be
sold readily, as it is known to be the best preparation in
use for diseases having their origin with a disease of the
stomach. I have used and sold hundreds of preparations,
but your Bitter are superior to anything of the kind I am
cognizant with. Indeed, no soldier should be without it.
Should he be ever so robust and healthy ; for it is not only
a Restorative, but a Preventive for almost all diseases a
Foldkr is subject to. I have been afflicted with Chronic
Indigestion, and no medicine has afforded mf. the Relief
tours has, and I trust you will lose no time in sending the
Bitters ordeied.
Yours, very respectfully,
SAMUEL BTERS, Hospital Steward.
Proprietory, Pittsburg, Pa.
New York Office, No. 428 Broadway.
The sale of the Plantation Bitters is without precedent
.in the history of the world. There is no secret in the mat
ter. They are at once the most speedy, strengthening
health restorer ever discovered. It requires but a single
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They arc especially recommended to clergymen, public
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life, who require free digestion, a relish for food, and
clear mental faculties.
Delicate females and weak persons are certain to find
in these Bitters what they have so long looked for.
They petrify, strengthen and invigorate.
They create a healthy appetite.
They are an antidote to change of water and diet.
They overcome effects of dissipation and late hours.
They strengthen the system and enliven the mind.
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers.
They purify the breath and acidity of the stomach.
They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation.
They cure Diarrhea, Cholera and Cholera Morbus,
They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Headache.
They arc the best Bitters in the world. They make
the weak man strong, and are exhausted nature's great
The following startling and emphatic statements can be
seen at our office.
Letter of Rev. E. F. Crane, Chaplain of the 107th New
York Regiment:
Near Acquia Creek, March 4th, 1863.
Owing to the great exposure and terrible decomposition,
after the battle of Antietam, I was utterly prostrated and
very sick. My stomach would not retain medicine. An
article called Plantation Bitters, prepared by Dr. Drake,
of New York, was prescribed to give me strength and an
appetite. To my great surprise they gave me immediate
relief. Two bottles almost allowed me to join my regi'
ment. * * * * i have since seen them used in many
cases, and am free to say, for hospital or private purposes
I know of nothing like them,
Rev. E. F. Crane, Chaplain.
Letter from the Rov. N. E. Gilds, St. Clairsvillo, Pa.:
Gentlemen: —You were kind enough, on a former oc
casion to send me a half dozen bottles of Plantation Bit
ters for $3 50. My wife having derived so much benefit
from the use of these Bitters, I desire her to continue
them, and you will please send us six bottles more for the
money inclosed.
I am, very truly, yours,
N. E. Gilds, Pastor Ger. Ref. Church. :
Soldiers’ Home, Superintendent’s Office, ;
Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 15th, 1863. 1
******* *
I have given your Plantation Bitters to hundreds of our
noble soldiers who stop here, more or less disabled from
various causes, and the effect is marvelous and gratifying.
Such a preparation as this is I heartily wish in every
family, in every hospital, and at hand on every battle
G. W. D. Andrews, Superintendent.
Dr. W. A. Childs, Surgeon of the Tenth Vermont Regi
ment, writes:—“l wish every soldier had a bottle of
Planttaion Bitters. They are the most effective, perfect
and harmless tonic I ever used.”
Willard’s Hotel, )
Washington, D. C. May 22d, 1863. <
Gentlemen—We require another supply of your Planta
tion Bitters, the popularity of which daily increases with
the guests of our house. Respectfully,
Sykes, Chadwick & Co.
&c. &c. &c. &c. &c. &c.
Be sure that every bottle bears the fac-simile of our sig
nature on a steel plate label, with our private stamp over
the cork.
P. H. DRAKE & CO.,
No. 202 SKVADnA., xr. -X-.
Sold by all respectable Druggists, Physicians, Grocers,
Hotels, and country dealers.
I have purchased the above goods at auction, and will
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S. W. 11. WARD, No. 387 Broadway.
A Letter from the Empress of
Monsieur Gray, )
301 Broadway, New York. 5
Sir—A friend of mine has recommended your Hair
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steamer and oblige. Yours truly,
Paris, June 15th, 1863.
Children taken for Adoption anil
Adopted out to good homes. One beautiful little girl, five
months old. to be given out. Ladies about to require
nursing will receive good care and medical attendance
during confinement at Madame Gxindle’s, No. 6 Amity
A Delicious Luxury.—The Electro-
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“ States Eights Associations” are
being started in this city. The object of these
organizations is to forcibly resist the draft. We
are assured that they have applied to the Gov
ernor for arms, and the friends of this, revolu
tionary movement pretend that Gov. Seymour
has consented to grant their request for mus
kets. We do not believe this. Gov. Seymour
has too much at stake to say nothing of his oath
of office, to allow himself to be used as an in
strument to inaugurate civil war in the State of
New York, the terrible consequences of which
must be self-evident. Au armed conflict between
the State and General governments could not
fail to drench our streets in blood, and bring
ruin and destruction on all classes of our people.
While we believe there are men among us who
are anxious to precipitate such a struggle, we
have too much faith in the patriotism and good
sense of Gov. Seymour to believe for one mo
ment that he will in any way countenance the
designs of these conspirators.
scription Law is to be tested in the Courts.
That is right. If the act is unconstitutional, the
Government will not attempt to enforce it. If,
on the other hand, the Courts declare it to be
Constitutional, it must be enforced* Of course
those who sympathize with the rebels, will find
fault with the law in any event, but they will have
to put their objections on some other ground.
No one doubts for a moment, that the great Riot
of week before last was fomented and controlled
by the rebel spies among us. They will, as a
matter of course, continue to do all they can to
embarrass the Government in its efforts to break
down the revolutionary government in whose
cause they are actively laboring. Still, we have
faith that the patriotism of our people will not only
thwart their schemes here, but that they will
also promptly reinforce the armies of the Union
so as to enable our Government to strike the
finif&ing blow to the rebellion at an early day.
Making Rapid Headway.—The or
ganization of Loyal Law Abiding Citizens we
are told is going ahead more rapidly than its
most sanguine friends anticipated at the start.
Over ten thousand members have been initiated
in this City alone during the past week. Many
names of the most prominent Tammany Demo
crats are on the rolls. This looks like work. If
the lawless element of our citizens ever ventures
on another experiment in the way of house
breaking and robbery, they will be very apt to
encounter an armed Police force where they
little expect to find it.
The Mayor has offered a reward of
SSOO for the arrest and conviction of any one
who was guilty of murder or arson during the
late riots. We hope this will bring some of the
rascals to justice.
NEV/ YORK, JULY 26, 1863. .
The week has been very calm. For the mo
ment, gvim-visaged war has put off his 1 i wrinkled
front,” and given us a foretaste of that happy
period when every man shall, as of yore, sit
under his own vine and fig tree, and none shall
make him afraid. 4
Of the present position of the Army of the Po
tomac we are not positively informed, but it is
believed that its several corps are admirably
posted, and when the proper time arrives wilt
offer battle to the rebel cohorts of Lee, now in
the Valley of the Shenandoah, resting between
Winchester and Port Royal.
The latest accounts from Tennessee places the
Army of the Cumberland somewhere in the
neighborhood of Tulahoma, preparing for some
grand combination movement in conjunction
with the forces under Grand—a movement that
will speedily relieve the States of Mississippi
and Alabama from rebel control.
General Banks is pushing through the Tache
country, and it is anticipated, will soon clear
that section of Louisiana of its guerillas and
Texan invaders. While Banks is marching
southwards into Texas, we may set it down as a
fixed fact that the army under Grant will be
facing eastward with the avowed purpose of
seizing on Mobile.
The attack on Charleston does not as yet
seem to have resulted in that success which the
loyal people of the North have been anticipating.
According to a dispatch from Beauregard, our
troops attacked the rebel works on the 18th,
and were repulsed. The Richmond Whig of the
22d, says the attack was renewed by Gilmore on
the preceding day, but the result is not known.
General Gilmore will reduce not only Fort Wag
ner, but Charleston ; but it will be a work of per
sistence and time. The story of the Whig of
our losses in the battle of the 18th, which it as
sures us amounts to two thousand killed,
wounded, and prisoners—eight hundred being
buried under a flag of truce—may be taken cw/l
grano salts.
The dispatch from Admiral Porter assures us
that that active officer is determined to harass
+La rabels and make them feel th a oe
the government in a manner they will not soon
An important cavalry raid has been made to
Wytheville, Va. The rebels stationed there were
defeated, and the Virginia and Tennessee Rail
road, which passes through the town, was par
tially destroyed. Wytheville, now no more, was
a flourishing village (228 miles southwest of
Richmond), with a population of about one
thousand persons. It comtained two newspaper
offices and a bank with a capital of $130,000.
The raid in North Carolina is known to have
resulted in a decided advantage to our arms. The
rebel newspaper published at Petersburg, re
gret the success of the expedition, and says it
has cut off communication with the South for
some weeks. General Foster is active in the
good work.
Many thinking men are coming to the conclu
sion that the Press of the loyal States, as now
conducted, is the real cause of all our domestic
troubles. With few exceptions the editors of our
newspapers devote their columns to unprofitable
wrangling over mere party questions. The 11 >
publican papers lose no opportunity of denounc
ing the Democrats as disloyal, while the Demo
cratic editors retort by assailing- the Republi
cans as having no other object in prosecuting
the war than the destruction of slavery. One
class of papers yield a blind support to the men*
of their par.y who are in power, while their op
ponents lose no, opportunity to assail and revile
them. By this means the public are kept in a
continual wrangle at the expense of the best in
terests of the country. Incalculable mischief
has already resulted from this unwise action on
the part of those who have control of our public
journals. Take the daily press of this city as an
example. During the exciting scenes through
which we have just passed, these journals in
stead of endeavoring to allay the -excitement,
have day by day done everything in their power
to add fuel to the flame. It sometimes seems to
us as though these men were bent on the de
struction of the nation. If they were paid for
the work, theycou d not more effectually labor
to indirectly bring about that result, by creating
and keeping up a bitter dissension among the
people. What we want now is union and har
mony between the people of all classes and the
chosen rulers to whose hands the destiny of the
nation is confided. One united push would put
an end to the war in the next ninety days. It is
already tottering. The only thing that gives
the rebels hope to persevere in their wickedness
is the unwise and unpatriotic dissensions kept
up by the press in the Northern States. Is there
no way in which these men can be induced to
forego their folly till the country is out of dan
It is difficult to calculate the cost of the riot
ous proceedings of week before last. There are
some few items, however, that can be enumera
ted :
1. The property burned, stolen and destroyed,
will foot up about two millions of dollars ! Tliis
must be paid by the people of this county in the
shape of taxes, increased rents, etc.
2. The English and French Government will
have a demand for special damages for injuries
and loss of property of subjects of these nations,
which may figure up a million more.
3. The families of the negroes who were killed
by the Rioters, will have a claim on the county
for damages, which will in the aggregate
amount to no insignificant sum.
4. A large.amount of capital now invested in
business here will be withdrawn to be invested
in some more secure place. It is estimated that
at least ten millions will at once be withdrawn
from this city. This will of course,, lead to the
breaking up of many establishments where a
large number of laborers are employed.
5. Many of the public improvements of the
City will have to be stopped in order to enable
the tax payers to meet the expenses growing out
of damages done during the Riot. This must
also throw a great many men out of work.
The above are only a few of the items. The
loss will by no means stop here. Workingmen
can judge for themselves the ?iet benefi f s that
grow out of Riots, by these figures. We are
told that we are to li<ws another Riot {when the
Draft commences, thaiWsill throw the last in the
shade. If so, those who own property can fig
ure up for themselves the result.
Nearly every house in this City is
now an embryo arsenal. Since the late Riot,
every citizen has felt the necessity of providing
the means of defending himself and family. In
case of another outbreak, New York will give a
different account of herself. Lawless ruffian
ism will not again be allowed to run riot for
three or four days.
The American Institute, we per
ceive, has dropped the squash and cabbage busi
ness and gone into the war line. The next exhi
bition is to come eff at the Academy of Music,
and is to consist of all sorts of war inventions,
Wonder these old fogies ain’t afraid of blowing
themselves up.
Notwithstanding the li Conquest of Mexico’’ by
the Fiench General Forey, his master, Louis Na
poleon, is forwarding large bodies of troops to
Vera Cruz ; biit for what purpose is not clear to
the more timid of our countrymen.
It is believed by many’that he has designs on
Texas, and would not even object to the mastery
of Louisiana and Arkansas ; while, by others, it*’
is insisted that his programme in America is the
disruption of Mexico and the forcible annexation
of the Northern States of our late, sister Republic
to Texas, and the erection of these into a sort Of
vice-monarchy, which shall be as a wall of' ada
mant against the further extension southward
of the United States. Others again assert that
he is secretly acting in conjunction with Jeff
Davis, and that he, with the consent or on the
direct invitation of the last named potentate,
will throw a large army into Texas and Louis
iana and again close the Mississippi to the com
merce of the Federal government, the considera
tion for these good offices being the monopoly
Of the cotton trade by Frenchmen.
These suggestions are certainly interesting,
and, we doubt not, Napoleon would cany out
either of them, if he could.
He, however, knows that the mere possession
of the capitol of Mexico and a safe road to Vera
Cruz are not to be controlled by a small force—
that, in fact, it wifi require at least one hundred
thousand men to “pacify” and keep cc pacified”
the conquered territory. To march an army
into Texas would be impolitic at this time, while,
on the other hand, such an act would be a dec
laration of war against the United States, which
while it might benefit his ally at Richmond, would
arouse in the people of the South apprehensions
that any temporary triumph an invasion might
give their chieftain would be followed by inevi
table disaster to themselves, unless indeed they
prefer to be made vassals to the French throne
rather than maintain the independence of Amer
s Indeed ,Jwe should not be surprised, remem
bering Jeff Davis’ remarks at Richmond, that
the people of the South would rather associate
with “hyenas” than reunite with those of the
North in the event of their failure to carry out
their of revolution, if he should offer the South
to France or to England. A fleet of French ships
of war is now supposed to be on its way to New
Orleans ostensibly to protect the French creole
population, but really to be permanently anchor
ed there and held as a threat against the United
States. The presence of this fleet may work the
government into a broil, and force it into a war
with France much sooner than is desirable, to
the evident gratification of Napoleon, who would
not be slow co take every advantage that in the
turmoil might be opened to him in the ports of
the Gulf Coast, with the hope of eventually con
trolling their commerce.
These speculations are afloat on both sides of
the Atlantic, but we apprehend, if our recent
victories are rapidly followed up, we shall not
meet with trouble or interference at the hands
of either Napoleon or Palmerston.
The Blind shall See and the Deai*
shall Hear!- Wo are not among those who
endorse every quack who offers himself to the
public as a professor of impossible cures. There
is a limit to everything, and what cannot be ac
complished through the best aids of science, is
out of the realm of the possible. A man born
without optic nerves cannot be made to see,
neither can one without enstachion tuoes be made
to hear; but, we believe, those with the neces
sary physical developements, who have, by dis
ease or accident, been deprived of the blessings
of sight or sound, under the manipulations of
Dr. Von Eisenberg can be made to enjoy both.
The Doctor is a scientific occulist and aurist.
In these departments of medical and surgical
knowledge his experience is without parallel—his
success commensurate with his experience. We
have heard of many instances, in this city, in
which he has made cu.es or procured positive
relief for sufferers where every other resource has
absolutely failed. Many call these results “won
derful,” “ miraculous,” and in an age when sci
ence was less cultivated than it now is, they would
truly be so regarded ; but the Doctor works by
sure means, and the results correspond with his
confidence and ability. We could mention many
cases wherein he has been eminently successful,
among others that of restoring perfect sight to
the almost blind editor of the Christian Times,
but we refrain from so doing, simply because we
desire those who have “ eyes to see and ears to
to hear,” but who from causes are deprived
of their use to visit him personally and assure
themselves of his capabilities.
North Carolina.—The Raleigh Stand
ard favors a return of the States to the Union,
but the State Journal and Wilmington Journal
stick to their idol secession, and denounce Gov
ernor Vancefor calling the Legislature together,
ostensibly, as they say, to consider the question
of Confederate currency, but really for a widely
different purpose. They charge their Governor
with being in the hands of the “ reconstruction
ists,” who are seeking to use the Legislature to
bring about their ends. The Raleigh State Jour
nal alleges the discovery of a secret political or
ganization, whose purposes are “most infamous
and treasonable, which has doubtless ramifica
tions throughout the State,” and says that de
velopments may swiftly be made which will
startle the most apathetic.
Gen. Daniel E. Sickles is at his res.
idence in the upper part of the city. We are
glad to hear that he is rapidly improving. The
loyal people of this city are anxious to have an
opportunity of extending to this brave and gal
lant soldier such a welcome as his services de
mand at their hands. He has* not only won
honor for himself in battling for the Union, but
has honored the city of his birth, and our citi
zens long for the opportunity of giving him an
evidence of their appreciation of his patriotism.
We trust Gen. Sickles may soon be able to give
us the opportunity of paying our respects to
We understand that a strong effort
is being made to- induce Gov. Seymour to remove
the Police Commissioners. Such a step will not
be in accordance with the wishes of the great
majority of the law-abiding citizens of this me
tropolis. Our citizens feel that to the energy
and determination. of these men we owe the
safety of the city, and they do not wish to see
the peace of the city trifled with for mere parti
zan purposes.
The Atlas complains that respectable
people show a disposition to hold-Irishmen re
sponsible for the fearful crimes committed during
the terrible scenes of week before last. Will the
editor be good enough to tell who were the guil
ty parties? If the public judgment is wrong he
ought to give us light.
Gov. Seymour has published an offi
cial order, thanking the State Militia for their
patriotism in responding to the call of the-Presi
dent to repel the invasion of Pennsylvania.. He
also gives them credit for their services in sup
pressing the riot on their return home. The
thanks are well deserved.
Peter Cooper has contributed SI,OOO
to the Police Fund, as his estimate of the obli
gations under which our citizens, have been placed
to the police for their services, during the late
riot. Peter has a practical way of showing his
appreciation of the courage and fidelity of the
The Government has made a mistake
in shelving Gen. Brown. His conduct during
the riots in this city ought to have prevented
this action, or at least should promptly secure
his restoratien. The country cannot afford, at
this time, io lose the services of its most valuable
,We are assured that many of our
most wealthy citizens are making preparations
to dispose of their property in order to leave the
city. Tliis is one of the effects of the late riot.
A general exodus of that class of people, must
have an injurious effect on business, and will se
riously interfere with the value of real estate.
It is supposed that next year’s taxes will run up
to from five to six per cent.
It is pleasant to road, upon the heels of the
dreadful combats which have raged for upward
of two years in the great valley of the Mississ
ippi, of the sieges, battles, and victories which
have marked its river banks, that it is open to
navigation—that commerce has resumed her
sway over its rolling waters, constituting it once
more the mighty highway of the continent,
under the banner of the Republic, never again,
we trust, to be closed by fratricidal hands.
The pioneer boat ,in the work of peace and
brotherly love, is the Imperial. Her arrival at
New Orleans direct from SbJLouis on the 16th
inst., fully demonstrated to those who would
not be persuaded that Port Hudson had fallen,
or Vicksburg, the Gibralter of the traitors, had
capitulated, the re-opening of the Mississippi.
The steamer is now on her way up the river.
She will soon be followed by others, and before
another six months have elapsed, the story of
the closure of the river against commerce for so
many long months will be all but forgotten in
the rich tide of trade which is about to set in
and make New Orleans, as of old, the grand
entrepot arid depotf of the South-west and West.
We have in this city quite a large number of
people who preach the doctrine of ‘‘State
Rights,” as against the General Government.
This is the heresy which led the Southern States
into rebellion; and while we know that some of
those who uphold this vagary here are loyal
men, we cannot for the life of us distinguish be
tween the practical carrying out of this doctrine
in New York, and its enforcement in the rebel
lious States. If we are not greatly mistaken,
this “ State Rights” dodge is the invention of
the Southern sympathizers who find an asylnni
in our midst. If New York is a sovereign State,
owing no allegiance to the General Government
except what may suit her Government, she may
at any time recall her troops,, and thus paralyze
the National Government, and compel a surren
der to the traitors in arms against our national
existence. The absurdity of this position is so
self-evident that we fancy but few honest citi
zens will be led astray by it. The enemies of
the country will no doubt support this or any
other heresy that will aid in breaking down the
Government. But we submit that it is the duty
of every loyal citizen to put the seal of condemna
tion on this wicked invention.
Judge McCunn emphatically denies
ever having made the remark attributed to him
in the last issue of the Dispatch —“ that he was
with the rioters.” He assures us that during
the riot he used every effort in his power to quell
the disturbance, and on several occasions at the
risk of his life stood between the rioters and the
soldiers, endeavoring to persuade the former to
disperse. He refers to Gen. Sanford to state
what his conduct was in the vicinity of the State
Over two thousand Rebel prisoners
have arrived here during the past few days.
Most of them are wounded and were captured at
The character of the anti-draft riot
era is shown in the fact that in Troy they opened
the jail and let loose nearly one hundred crimi
nals. These vagabonds are still at large.
To the Editor of the Sunday Dispatch :
Sir— As I find, during a short absence in the
East, that the object of my recent visit to Wash
ington has been erroneously represented in pa
pers, both of the South and North, may I beg
permission to explain it through the medium of
your far-spreading columns ?
Though broken in constitution by the brutal
imprisonment which I have so long sustained in
England, I, some weeks ago, arrived in this city
for the purpose of suggesting an honorable and
equitable mode of terminating the suicidal
struggle in which the Republic is engaged. I
did so, not only on my own account as an Ameri
can citizen, but as representing the opinions of
men who in Europe have sacrificed all for the
sake of freedom. I did so, because we are of
opinion that, when the American Republic falls,
liberty itself will perish.
The project which I had to submit to you was
that, as Slavery is the origin of your present
conflict, you should terminate it by getting rid
of the evil; and I suggest that this should be
done under three or four forms :
I. That all slaves should be valued now, and
their owner receive the full value in ten annual
instalments; or
11. Half their value now, and the remainder
in five years, provided he consents to liberate
them at the end of five years, as in the other
instance he would have done in Ten ; or
111. Two-thirds of their present value, in like
manner paid, if he agreed to manumit them at
the end of three years ; or
IV. The whole of these present value, in like
manner paid, provided he consented to liberate
them now on condition that they entered into a
bond to serve him for two years at fair wages.
Total and immediate liberation, I may add, we
should not propose, either in justice to the
planter or the slave himself. Even the bright
boon of liberty must be gradually bestowed—
gradually as the eagle teaches his offspring to
gaze undazzled on the sun.
The funds for the purpose I would suggest
should be raised by national loans and voluntary
contributions. The former would not amount to
Rnore than two-thirds of your present expendi
tures, and the other would give you an opportu
nity of testing the sincerity of DnoHoooca
of Sutherland and other European aristocrats
who so long taunted you on the question of
slavery, ar d turned round so soon as you took
the first step to abolish or arrest it.
But with or without slavery, we are of opinion
you must maintain your Union. Like all Eu
ropeans, I like not the institution, for I think
you would be better without it, and I hold that
man has no right to property in man. I ad
mit that the majority of European workmen
labor under hardships greater far than the Amer
ican negro; but still we never will consent that
six millions of whites should be exterminated
for the imaginary rights of three millions of
blacks, and 1 believe that, for a bugbear which
exists chiefly in name, the world never will agree
that the glorious constitution *of the United
States should be broken up.
Such, sir, were the views’which I endeavored to
impress on the authorities at Washington ; but,
I regret to say, in vain. They talk of making it
a “ thirty years war,” and of being contented
with nothing save the abject submission or utter
extermination of the south. We can support no
such homicidal policy. We look upon Jefferson
Davis as a great, though, perhaps, misguided
man. Nine-tenths of Englishmep r and three
fouiths of Europe, at present support him ; and
I hesitate not to say they will unanimously range
themselves on his side if your administration at
tempts to- cover him with such degradation.
I have the honor to be, sir, your very obedient
servant,. D. Wemyss Jobson,
Author of History of tire Irish Revolution.
FrenoL’s Hotel, New York, July 21, 1863.
Captain Sawyer, under sentence of
death by the retaliatory order of the rebel au
thorities .of Richmond," is a citizen of Cape May
county,. New Jersey, where his wife and children
reside. He is a time soldier, ever at the post of
duty,, and some severe wounds he has received
attest His gallantry in action. From an humble
position he has risen to the rank of Captain, an
office he most worthily filled until the hard
fought action at Beverly Ford, when he was
taken prisoner and carried to Richmond. The
recent prompt action of our government in or
dering General Fitzhugh Lee to be executed in
ease Captain Sawyer should be, will doubtless
have the-effect to insure the life of the gallant
Patriotism of Mr. Everett’s Sons.—
Both the sons of th©- Hon. Edward Everett—one
of whom has just graduated at Cambridge, En
gland have been drafted in Boston. Both have
made up their minds to serve in person, instead
of procuring a substitute, or paying the S3OO.
Mr. Everett himself declares that if he is drafted,
he will follow their example.
The bark Zingarella, at: this port,
reports the capture of the American relief ship George
Griswold. Capt .Petttngall, who, it wilj be remembered,
took out for tne starving English operatives a cargo worth
about $21)0.000, free of freightage. The- George Griswold is
a splendid ship, of 1,280 tuns register, »wned by N. L. & G.
Griswold of this city. Leaving this j>ort in the middle of
last winter, she made a very rapid passage to England,
and her arrival was greeted with r»any manifestadons of
delight and. appreciation. After discharging her valuable
cargo, she was sent to Cardiff ami loaded for Callao, and
on her passage was captured by rhe privateer Georgia,
and Ix-ii’ded fur SIOO,OOO. The ship Jabez Snow was cap
tured by. the Alabama on the 29th May.
A heavy rain storm up the Genessee
Valley resulted in a large freshet on Monday afternoon,
which caused great destruction of property. The banks
of all the streams overflowed, and at Mt Morris, a breach
vf three, hundred feet occurred in the canal, through
which the water poured forth on the flats, destroying
grain, and carrying away three boats which were
wrecked on the land be low. One cJ' the boats was laden
with wood, another with staves, tvad the third with m r
chandlze. Another breach took place near the Shaker
Settlement, four miles above Mt Morris, and caused con
siderable damage. At last accounts, the Genessee River
was rising so rapidly, as to threaten to flood the city of
Rochester. Navigation cannot be resumed lor a month at
In Chicago, recently, a young man
was passing a corner, near to which a bundle of fire
crackers was exploding, when one of these missies en
tered iiis mouth, cutting his tongue in two,
only a day or two.
While we have not been among those who
doubt the loyalty of the Governor of this State,
we confess that the following circumstantial
charge wears an ugly look to us when taken in
connection with what we know to be the designs
of some of the friends of his Excellency in this
citv. We copy from the Buffalo Express:
The commissioned officers of the 66th Regi
ment, N. G. S. N. Y., residing in the lid Assem
bly District of Niagara county, have published
an address to the citizens of that District, which
contains a statement of facts calculated to star
tle, not only the community to whom it is ad
dressed, but the loyal people of the entire State.
The narrative of these officers may be briefly
On receiving the general order issued by the
Adjutant-General of this State, on the 19ch of
June, directing the organization of a regiment of
the New York National Guard in each Assembly
District, the officers of the 66th appointed a meet
ing to be held at Wilson for the purpose of tak
ing the proper steps in execution of the order.
Their district contained four fully organized com
panies of the 66th, but the Colonel of that exist
ing regiment resided elsewhere. In such case,
according to the terms of the order, a Colonel
for the new district organization was to be ap
pointed ; and these officers expected, as a matter
of course, to be consulted in the election of the
same. Before their meeting was held, however,
they received information that one William
McCrea of Cambria, a man unknown to them,
without military experience, and previously un
connected with the militia, had been appointed
Necessarily, the appointment was unsatisfac
tory. They "met, anef found themselves unani
mously desirous of securing the appointment of
Colonel George L. Moote, of Porter. Their
feelings were communicated to Mr. McCrea, and
he expressed himself favorably disposed to an
accommodation of the matter, which should
place Colonel Moote at the head of the regi
ment, himself taking a lower commission. A
meeting was appointed to arrange this
-mcMl', xvtien suudenly Mr. McCrea’s disposition
underwent a change; he repudiated his own
propositions, refused to attend any conference,
and declared his resolution to proceed in the ar
bitrary exercise of the authority conferred on
him b*y the Governor.
And now comes the startling developement to
which these difficulties led. In conversation
with some of the officers, Mr. McCrea gave an
explanation of his conduct, and this explanation
is reported in their address, as below. It is the
statement of Captain Seahlenou, and in intro
ducing it the officers say:—“ This statement was
reduced to writing very soon after the conversa
tion, and Lieutenant Petti declares that Mr.
McCrea told him the same, in substance—in
fact, nearly word for word. Those who know
these gentlemen, place implicit reliance in the
statement, to which they are ready at any time
testify, which is as follows
•‘I saw Col. McCrea, July 7, 1863. He said to
me about noon, “Idid not want the office of
Colonel in t-his District; but as'it was pressed on
me by men that I knew to be right for our Gov
ernor, I accepted. I will say to you, but confi
dentially, the object of this is to get this militia
force into our hands—have proper men appointed
—or, if the Governor wishes to resist the Nation
al Draft, which he intends to do, as he thinks it
unconstitutional, he can do so safely; for he
then will have proper men in office over this
National Guard, so as to control it to his wish,
resist the draft, and the people cannot help
themselves, as they will have no military that
they can control to their wish. I have this from
headquarters, from gentlemen that saw the
Governpr on this subject. It is not only my
own view of this matter, but the Governor's and
our party.”
The gentlemen who bring this statement of
alarming facts before the public are eleven in
number, and by name as follows :
Capt. James M. Newman, Lieut. Alvin Wilson,
Capt. H. Eschbaugh, Lieut. J. Vincent,
Capt. J. W.Eggleston, Lieut. H. Oatwater,
Capt. S. V. Seahlenou, Lieut. B. Miller.
Lieut. Wm. O. Pettit, Lieut. Wm. Pool,:
Quartermaster J. M. McChesney.
They say in their address: “A considerable
portion of* our number are Democrats of long
standing;” and express the “ belief” which is
evidently, so far as the first clause is concerned,
a dubious hope, rather than a “ belief”—that
“ Mr. McCrea grossly misrepresents Gov. Sey
mour and the great majority of the Democratic
A man named George W. L. Bick
ley, supposed to be Gon. Bickley, the originator of the
order ot the K. G. C —Knights ot toe Gulden Circle—wa
arrested in New Albany, Ind., a few days ago. In his
trunk letters were found that seemed to identify him as
the father of the Knights Uis portfolio contains letters
from parties in Memphis, Lynchburg, New York and
other points, directed to Gen. Bickley as “Major-Gene
rar’ ot the Order ; also a copy of the “Degree Book” of
the Order of Knights of the Golden Circle ;• a card on
which is printed an explanation of the signs', grips, Jtc , of
the Ord< r ; another card on which is printed in red and
blue the confederate flag, with the letters “K. G. C.” on
each bar, the name “ Gen George Bickley” being printed
on the top. He has been sent to the military prison in
An important cavalry expedition
against the enemy's communication.*, sent out ly Gen.
Scammon, from Charleston, Western Virginia, returned
last week, having effected its object. The expedition con
sisted of the Thirty-fourth Ohio mourned infantry and the
Second Virginia cavalry Wy theville, on the Virginia and
Tennessee Railroad, was captured after a severe fight, in
which we took one hundred and twenty prisoners, two
pieces of artillery and seven hundred stand of arms. Our
loss in killed and wounded was about sixty-five ; that of
the rebels was seventy-live killed and a large number
wounded. Our troops being fired upon by the citizens
from the houses the town was destroyed.
A fatal blunder occurred at Law
renceburg, Ind., on Tuesday night, the 14th inst. A re
port was started that Morgan's iorces were returning and
approaching the place, whereupon two companies be*
longing to Colonel Shyrock’s Indiana regiment were sent
out about seven o’clock in the evening to reconnoiter in
different directions. When-two miles distant they met,
and each took the other for the enemy and began firing.
The result was, that before they discovered their mis
take, seven men were killed and twenty wounded.
The new Massachusetts colored regi
merit last week arrived in Boston on its way to the seat of
war, and paraded the streets-amid the plaudits ot the peo
ple. They were revie wed ar the State House by Governor
Andrew and staff. Escorted by a white drum corps, the
regiment then embarked for Newbern. Of the $59,003
bounty money paid to the regiment last week, an agent of
the American Express Company received $15,000 to trans
mit to their families in Ohioi Indiana, Wisconsin and
Aboutsoo rebel prisoners, all officers,
arrived in Pittsburgh on Monday; e/i rdwfefor Johnson’s Isl
and. 'I hey will be detained until exchanged. They came
from Fort Delaware, where they arc now nearly 10,000
prisoners confined, and were Ln charge of a detachment
of Young's artillery, under command of Licuts. McCon
nell and Ahl. Among the prisoners were Generals Ar
cher and Jones, both of whom were captured at Gettys
Major-General D. H. Maury, com
manding at Mobile, issued a proclamation to the citizens
of that place on the Sth, warning them that the calamity
at Vicksburg had a peculiar significance for them, that
Mobile might be attacked in a short time, and that our
troops must be immediately armed for protection, and
that able-bodied slaves must be sent to work on the de
fenses immediately.
During the campaign of sixty-four
days, ending with the capture of Vicksburg, the rebels
lost in killed, wounded and prisoners, 43.700 men. About
71,000 stand of arms were taken, including nearly 50,000
English rifles in their original packages, which were in
tended for the rebel army across the Mississippi, and
about 280 pieces of artillery.
A proclamation by Jeff Davis ap
pears in the Richmond papers, calling out, under the Con
federate conscription act, all white men between the ages
of 18 and 45, to serve for three years, under penalty of
being punished for desertion in jase of disobeyiug.the
call.' They are offered the privilege of joining volunteer
organizations before the enrolment.
One of the editors of the Richmond
II hi<j is a denizen of Fort Delaware. One of the prisoners
lately brought to this Fort was a white man. named Wil
liam Preston, from South Carolina, He had upon his per
son $450 in gold. The white man, who had more money
than any one was a slave.
The rebel Gen. Johnston advertises
in the recently, that 4fl of the Fourth Mis-
sissippi cavalry “ have disgraced themselves by basely
and cowardly deserting thrir posts at a time when their
services were most needed.” Among them are eighteen
non commissioned officers and two lieutenants.
At the breaking out of the war, Gen.
(then Captain) Meade was stationed at Detroit, in charge
of the Lake Survey. While there, he was requested by a.
self constituted committee to take the oath of allegiance,
but he indignantly refused, and was branded-in conse
quence by these gentry as a•• rebel sympathizer.-”
A letter from Cairo, dated July 17,
states that General Pillow has appeared in the vicinity
of Fort Herman, on the Tennessee River, with quite a
large force, and that the garrison not feeling itself
strong enough to oftcr effective resistance, evacuated tne
post, and fell back to Paducah. An expedition is now
organizing to attend to “ Gideon’s band-”
Barnum’s Hotel, Baltimore, lust
week, was visited by the Provost Guarl, and two packa
ges left there by G. 11. St. Ciair, of Tarrytown, Md., ar
rested two days ago on tlie charge of being a spy, were
found. Four of the employees ui the hotel were arrested
on the charge of disloyalty.
Gov. Yates, of Illinois, made an en
thusiastic speech in Chicago on the occasion of the capture
of Vicksburg, atnd in the exuberance of his feelings said
that “every aspiring patriotic young man, if be would be
successful, he must not only be' in favor of this war, bat
qteo the next cn» '''
The Pittsbug papers say that the
price of substitutes has risen considerably, and now
ranges from s3'Jt) to SSOO caeli; acojrding to the physique of
the party oSGring. finite a number were secured at first
at pricesaianging from $2 Odo $250.
The prize STeamer Lizzy arrived in
Philadelphia on Friday, in charge o-f Acting E> sign.Ra,-
badonand a prize crew. She was captured by the U. S.
steamer Santiago de <Vtfba, off Abaco. This is the third,
steamer- this fortunat-#-vessel has captured within the
last few weeks.
The Bristol County (Mass.) Repubr
; ZA-m/z. states that a drafted mai from Rhode Island has
: called upon the clext of the courts at Taunton for a copy
: of the record of his. conviction of a,felony several years
ago. It will, of course, exempt him.
It has been decided by the Provost
Marshal that nc.colored dmui can bfe accepted as a substi
tute for a white-man Tl>s is prolably a concession to
those who disffke the idoa of the usgroes having any thins
to do with tho war.
The thirty days’- militia who went
from New Jersey far the defence of Pennsylvania, are to
be credited and accounted for in the coming draft on the
basis of three ye-aiy, of service—that is, thirty-six men
count iug as on<\
The Petersburg Express of the 18th,
paps a compliment to the Unite! States Navy, by sayiutr,
among otlu r things, that our ships, in fact, have alone, in
repeated Instances, saved our army from annihilation.
Smith, the razor-stiop man, now in
Iho 140th N. Y. regiment, was badly wounded in the leg at
Gettysburg. But he has “just one more left.”
Sunday Edition. 3uly
Tke Police Commissioners return thanks
to the Men under their Command and
to the Citizens and Soldiers for their
valuable aid in suppressing the late
Central Department, Metropolitan Police. )'
July 24, 1863. \
At a meeting of the Board of Police, held this day, it
Resolved, That the following address to the force be
i adopted, published and read to the men in each precinct:
! To the Metropolitan Police Force
• On the morning of Monday, the 13th instant, the peace
and goed order of the city was broken by a mob collected
in several quarters of the city, for the avowed purpose of
resisting the process of drat ting names to recruit the ar
mies of the Union.
Vast crowds of men collected and tired the offices where
j drafting was in progress, beating and driving the officers
from duty.
From tlie beginning these violent proceedings were ac-
! companiedby arson, robbery and murder.
Private property, ui-official persons of all ages, sexes,
■ colors and conditions were indiscriminately assailed—none
were soared except those who were supposed by the mob
to sympathize wltt their proceedings.
Early in the day the Superintendent was assaulted,
cruelly beaten, robbed and disabled bv the mob which
was engaged in burning the Provost Marshal’s office m
Third avenue, thus in a manner damaging the organiza
, tion at the Central Department, throwing new, u nwonted.
and responsible, duties upon the Board.
At this juncture the telegraph wires of the department
w-ere cut, and the movement of forces by the railroads
1 and stages violently interrupted, interfering seriously
, with our accustomed means of transmitting orders and
I concentrating forces.
i The militia of the city were absent at the scat of war
[ fighting the battles of the nation qgainst treason and se
! cession, and there was no adequate force in the city for
; the first twelve hours to resist at all points the vast and
inf uriated mob. The police force was not strong enough
. in any precinct to make head, unaided, against the over
whelming force. No course was left but to concentrate
the whole force at the Centnal Department, and from
thence send detachments able to encounter and conquer
the rioters. This course was promptly adopted on Mon
day morning. The military were called upon to act in
1 aid of the civil force to subdne the treasonable mob, pro-
I tect life and property and restore public order.
Under such adverse circumstances you were called soon
to encounter a mob of such strength as has never before
been seen in this country. The force of militia under
, General Sandford which were called into service by the
authority of this Board, were concentrated by him at
and held the arsenal in Seventh avenue throughout the
: contest. The military forces in command of Brevet Brig
adier General Harvey Brown reported at the Central De
partment, and there General Brown established his head
quarter-;. and from there expeditions, combined of. police
: ard military forces were sent out that in all cases con
quered. defeated or dispersed the mob force and sub
jected them to severe chastisement. In no instance did
these detachments from the Central Department, whether
of police alone, or police and military combined, meet
with defeat or serious check.
In all cases they achieved prompt and decisive victo
ries. The contest continued through Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and till eleven o'clock Thursday
, night, like a continuous battle, when it ended by a tota’l
■ amt sanguinary rout of the insurgents.
During the whole of those anxious days and nights
Gen. Brown remained at the Central Department, order
I Ing the movements of the military in carefully consid-
I ered combinations with the policeiorce, and throughout
the struggle and until its close, commanded the adinira
; tion and grati tide of the police department and all who
witnessed his firm intelligence and soldierly conduct.
It is understood that he had at no time under his im-
• mediate command more than three hundred troops ; but
i they were of the, highest order, and were commanded by
I officers of courage and ability. They cordially acted
with, supported and were supported by, the police, and
, victory in cverv contest against fearful odds was the re
sult of brave fighting and intel igent command.
In the judgment ot this Board, the escape of the city
from the power of an infuriated mob, is due to the aid
| furnished the Police by General Brown, and the smal,
j military force under his command. No one can doubt!
| who saw him as we did. that during those anxious and
I eventful days and nights General Harvey Brown was
i equal to the situation, and was the right man in the right
We avail ourselves of this occasion to tender to him in
the most earnest and public manner the thanks of the*
i department and our own.
To the soldiers under his command we are grateful as
} to brave men who perilled a Ito save the city from a reign
I of terror. To’Captains Putnam, Franklin and Shelly,
Lieutenant Ryer and Lieutenant Colonel Berens, officers
of corps underihe command of General Brown, we are
specially indebted, and we only discharge a duty when
we ccinmcnd them to their superiors in rank and to the
War Department for their courageous and effective ser
Qf the inspectors, captains and sergeants of police w r ho
led parties in the fearful contest, we, are proud to say that
none faltered or failed. Each was equal to the hour and
the emergency. Not one tailed to face or overcomi the
danger however imminent, or to defeat the enemy how
ever numerous. Especial commendation is due to Drill
Sergeant Copeland for his most valuable aid in command
ing the movements of the larger detachments of police.
The patrolmen who were on duty fought through the
numerous and fierce conflicts with the steady courage of
veteran soAliers, and have won, as they deserve, the high
est commendations from the public and from this Board,
In their ranks there was neitner faltering nor straggling.
Devotion to duty and courage in the pcrionnance of it
were universal.
1 he public and the department owe a debt of gratitude
totbc citiz.enß who vniuntsirily became special patrolmen,
some three thousand of whom, for several and nights,
did regular patrolman’s duty with great effect.
In the name of the public and of the department in
which they were volunteers, we thank them.
Mr. Crowley, the Superintendent of the police telegraph,
and the attaches of his department, by untiring and sleep
lets vigilance in transmitting information by telegraph
unceasingly through more than ten days and nights, have
more than sustained the high reputation they have always
poasesst d.
Through all these bloody contests, through all the wear
ing fatigue and wasting labor, you hive demeaned your
selves like worthy members of the Metropolitan Folice.
The public judgment will commend and reward you A
kind Providence has permitted you to escape with less
casualtif s than could have been expected. You have lost
one comrade, whom you have buried with honor. Your
wounded will, it is hoped, all recover, to join you and
share your honors. It is hoped that the scveie, but jast,
chastisement which has been inflicted upon those guilty
of riot, pillage, arson and murder, will deter further at
tempts of that character. But if, arising out of political or
other causes, there should be another attempt to interrupt
public order, we shall call on you again to crush its au
thors, confident that you will respond litce brave men, as
you ever have, to the callsol duty, and in future when
ever the attempt may be made, you will have to aid you
large forces of military, ably commanded, and thus be
enabled to crush in the bud any attempt at riot or revolu
tion .
To General Candy, who, on the morning of Friday, the
17ih inst., took command of the military, relieving Gene
ral Brown, and to General Lix, who succeeded General
Wool, the public are indebted for prompt, vigorous and
willing aid I<> the police force inw.ll the expeditions which
have been called tor since they assumed their commands. ‘
Charged particularly with the protection of the immense
amount of federal property and interests in-the Metropol
itan district, and the police force charged with the main
tenance of public order, the duties of the two iorces are
always coincident
Whatever menaces or disturbs one, equally menaces
and disturbs the other.
We arc happy to know that at all times the several au
thorities have co-operated with that concert an< harmo
ny which is necessary to secure vigor and efficiency in
action. i
.Sergeant Young, of the detective force, aided 1 by Mr.
Newcomb and other special patrolmen, rendered most
effective service in arranging tlie commissary supplies for
the large number of police, military, special patrolmen,
and destitute colored refugees whose .subsistence was
thrown unexpectedly on the department. The duty was
arduous and responsible,'and was performed with vigor
and fidelity. All the clerks of the department, each in lik
sphere, performed a manly share of the heavy duties
growing out of these extraordinary circumstances. The
Central Department became a house of refuge for large
numbers ot poor persecuted colored men, women, and
children, many of whom were wounded and sick. All of
whom were helpless, exposed and poor; Mr. Jbhm 11.
Keyser, with’ his accustomed philanthropy,
and was appointed to superintend these wretched victims
of violence and prejudice, and has devoted unwearied
days to the duty. The pitiable condition of these poor’
people appeals in the strongest terms to the Christian char
ity of the benevolent and humane. The members of the
force will do an acceptable service by calling the attention;
of those who are able and willing to contribute in char
ityjto their relief.
The Gsrinan democratic organ- at
Cleveland has taken the name of Vallandigliam- from its
columns and raised that of John Brough for Governor.
The editonsays, in explanation of his course'. " As will lie
noticed by our readers, we put to-day at the head of our
paper tlie name of Mr. Brough for Governor, This is no
hasty step ; but we have concluded, after mature consid
eration and consultation with many of our democratic
friends, to lay aside for the present party differences, and
by the utmost of our influence to aid to victory the party
that advocates the suppression ot’ the rebellion. Tlie dis
graceful scenes which a few days ago-occurred iu New
York ciiy proves that it requires the united efforts of all
•jood citizens, without regard to party, to sustainithe pub
lic peace and order, and: it is most certainly the duty or*
i every one who cares for the welfare of our country to
put aside party considerations and to support our consti
tutional government.’’
Tuesday, the 4th of August, has
been fixed upon by both houses of the Western- Virginia
legislature as the day upon which they will proceed to
the election of Unit ed States Senator.
Mr. J. S. Morrill was unanimously
renominated for member, of Congress from. the. second
Vermont district.
The last election in Washington ter
ritory is said to have gone •“ strongly democratic. ?
The Republican State Convention of
Wisconsin is to be held’-at Madison, on the- 12th.of. August.
j Up to last advices, affairs at Vicksburg, remained nn
i changed. Nearly every day’s-report increases the num
l her of persons captured there. A late letter states that
I thirty-four thousand had been paroled, and! that there
I were more waiting their turn;.and this-aggregate did not
include the six thousand men still in hospital. Those pa
roled have to a great extent deserted, and are scattered
; over the couniry in every direction. Gcn,.Gi*ant, himself,
I is still at Vicksburg. That officer, gives, the details of
Gen. Herron’s expedition to Yazoo City. Five guns were
captured, many stores, and about three- li-nndred prlson-
| ers. Gen. Ransom's expedition to Naloli<ez was one of’
| much importance, add attended with ttie most gratifying
i results. Among the captures were 5,000 head of Texas’:
cattle, a considerable number of. prisene-as, and a number
. of wagons-loaded with ammunition., intended for Kirby
Deash of Colonel Shaw . of the
i sachusstts Fifty-Fcur.th.-~ A telegraphic dis
patch fxom Fortress- Ytenroe brings the lamwta
, l)le news that the gallant Colonel Roberit, G.
Shaw, of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts regi
ment,. was killed on the 18th near
Charleston. Colonel: Shaw was the son cf, Fran
cis George Shaw,, of Staten Island. He entered
the wax as lieutenant in the famous Second Mas-.
i sachusetts, known as the Fighting Sacond. He
was before the war a. member of cup Seventh
xegiment, which has fnrnished so many excel-.
: lent officers for the army. He served, in the val
i ley of Virginia under General Banc'S and fought
. at the battle of Cedar Mountain, where be was
struck by a- spent ball, but not Irart. Thexe- hisi
' regiment distinguished itself, Ltffd he won. the
' rank of captain. He fought wilder Pope,, andi
afterwards at Antietam, wheo he became major
■ of the regiment. When Governor Arxlrews be»
gan to recruit a colored regiment he looked
i found for an officer to command it> who shoedd.
. have experience, coolness and capacity. H.o se
lected Major Shaw ; and bis choice was approved,
by all who knew him, 'whether va or out Qi tne
aimy. Colonel Shaw formed the regiment, and
drilled it so excellently that its discipline was al
ways counted as among the oest. He embarked
nith it some months ago for Port Royal, where
its arrival created much excitement. He has
since been at work on the Georgia coast, under
the general command of Colonel
and it would appear that his regiment was called
up to take part in the attack on Charleston. By
ms death the country has lost a brave and noble
hearted gentleman, and a skillful soldier. Col
onel Shaw was married only ft i’ ew ’noutlW

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