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From the Philadelphia Inquirer Jane 14.
-The last time I ever nw Anthony
Sherman was on the Fourth of July,
1859, in Independence Square. He
was then ninety-one, and becoming very
fetble; but though so old. his dimming
ejes rekindled a he looked at Inde
endence Hall, which, he said, lie had
come to gate upon once more before
he was gathered home
What Ume is it?" said he, raising
uis treaibiing eres to the clock in the
eteeple, and endeavoring to shade the
former with a shaking baud, "what
time ii it ? I can't see so well as I
Used to."
"Half-past three."
"Come, then," he continued "let us
go into the Hall; I want to tell you an
incident of Washington's life one
which no one alive knows except my
self, and if vou lire, you will, before
long, see it verified. Mark me, I am
not stfperstiuovs, but you will see it
Reaching the visitors' room.in which
ttte sacred relics of our early days are
preserved.we sat down upon one of the
old wooden benches, and my vencrnble
friend related to me the following singu
lar narrative which, from the peculiari
ty of our national affairs at the present
tixse.I have been induced to give to the
world. I give it, as ncirly as possible,
jn his own words:
"When tlie bold action of our Con
gress, in asserting the independence of
our colonies, became known in the
world, we were laughed and scoffed at
.as silly, presnmptuous rebels, whom
British grenadiers would soon tame into
submission; but undauntedly, we pre
pared to make good what we had said.
The keen encounter came, and the
world knows the result. It is easy and
pleasant for those of the present gener
alion to talk and write of the days of
Seventy-six. but they little know
neither can they imngine the trials
and sufferings of those fearful days
And there is one thing tii-it 1 mint feur,
aBTtliHi i-., that the American people
do not propeily appreci-.ie the boon of
freedom. Party spirit is yeaily be-
cioming stronger and s'rongeryand, tin
less it is checked, will, at nu distant
day. undermine an ( nimble into ruins
the noble stiuc mi ji the Itt-publfc.
But let me hasten to my narrative.
-'From the opening of the llevolu
tione experienced all phases of fortune
bow good and now ill, at one time
lictorious and at another conquered.
The darkest period we had, however,
was, I think, when Washington, after
several reverses, retieated to Valley
Forge, where he resolved to pas the
winter of '77. Ab ! I have often seen
the tears coursing down our dear old
cottmaoder'a care-worn cheeks as he
woald be conversing with a confidential
eficer about the condition A his poor
soldiers. You have doubtless heard
lb story of Washington goisg to the
Uucket to pray. Well, it is boI only
trae,bat he used often to pray in secret
for aid aod comfort from that God, the
fcterpMitios uf whose Divine Provi
eaeeakmost brought us safely through
tktitt dark dayTof tribulation.
"Oie day I remember it well
the chilly wind whistled and howled
through the leafless treee, though the
J was cloudless and the sun shining
glily be remained io bis quarters
rly the whole of the aftemoou,alone.
he ho csme out I noticed that his
was a shade paler than usual, and
"tuiere seemed to be something on
ed of more than ordinary impor
?. Returning just after dusk, he
VttBed an orderly to the quarters
oficer mentioned, who was pre
Ij HtattcBdaace. After a prelim
7 eeeversatioB, wWli lasted some
Nf m bear, Washing, gaxing upon his
2aJo,, iln luat trange look of
t11! which he alone could command,
""4 o the latter:
;'d not know whether it was
t toil anxiety of mind, or what,
' efternoon, as I was sitting at
Tffrir'lkU i ... .. ..
y "ic.cugngeu in preparing
sometbing. in the apartment
to disturb me. Looking up, I
beheld, standing exactly opposite me.a
singularly beautiful female. So aston
ished was I for I had civen strict
orders not to be disturbed that it was
some moments before I found language
to inquire the cause of her presence.
A second, third and even a fourth time
did I repeat the question, but received
no answer from my mysterious visitor
other than a slight raising of the eyes.
"By this time I felt a strange senna
lion spreading through me. I would,
have risen, but the riveted gaze of the
being before me rendered volition im
possible. I essayed once more toad-
dress her, but my tongue had become
paralyxed. A new influence, mysteri
ous, potent, irresist:ble,took possession
of me. All I could da w tn r..
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sieaauy, vacantly, at my unknowa visi
tant. Gradually the surrounding at
mosphere seemed as though becoming
filled witli sensations, and grew lumin
ous. Everything about me appeared
to ratify, the mysteriois visitor herself
becoming more airy .and yet eves more
distinct to my sight '.ban before. I
now bogan to feel as one dying.or rath
er to experience the sensations which I
have sometimes imagined accompany
dissolution. I did not think, I did not
reason, I did not move; all were alike
impossible. I was only conscious of
gaxing, fixedly, vacantly at my com
'Presently I heard a voice, saying.
Son of the Republic, look and learn !'
while, at the same time, my visitor ex
tended her arm and forefinger eastward -ly.
I now beheld a heavy white vapor
at some distance, i icing fold upon fold.
This gradually dissipated, and I looked
upon a strange scene. Before me lay
stretched out in on vast plain all the
countries of the world Europe, Asia,
Africa and America. I saw rolling
and tossing between Europe and Ame
rica the billows of the Atlantic, and be
tween Asia and America lay the Paci
fic. 'Son of the Republic said the
same mysterious voice as before, 'look
and learn I'
"At that moment I beheld a dark,
shadowy being like an angel, standing,
or rather floating, in taid-air between
Eutope and America. Dipping water
out of the ocean in the hollow of each
lutnil, he sprinkled some upon Ameri
ca with liu right hand, while he cast
upon Europe some with his left. Im
mediately a dark cloud arose from each
of these countries, and joined in mid
ocean. For awhile it remained station
ary, and then moved slowly westward,
until it enveloped America in its murky
fold. Sharp flashes of lightning now
gleamed throughout it at intervals, and
U heard the smothered groans and cries
of the American people.
"A second time the angel dipped
from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as
before. The dark cloud was then
drawn back to the ocean. A third
time I heard the mysterious voice,
saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and
learn I'
"1 cast my eyea upon America, and
beheld villages.towns, and cities spring
ing up, one after another, until the
whole land, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, was dotted with them. Again
I heard the mysterious voice say, 'Son
of the Republic, the end of n century
cometh look and learn.'
"At this the dark, shadowy nngel
turned his face sonthward nad from
Africa I saw an ill omened spectre
approaching our land. It flitted slowly
and heavily over eveiy viIlage.town,nnd
city of the latter, the inhabitants of
which presently set themselves in bat
lie array, one against the other. As I
continued looking.I saw a bright angel,
on whose brow rested a crown of light,
on which was traced the word Union,
bearing .the American flag,, which was
placed between the divided nations.and
baid Remember, ye are brethren I
"Instantly, the inhabitants, easting
fm.H i hem their weapons, became
friends once more, and united aronnd
iL national atandard. And swain I
heard the mysterioma veiee, eaying,
'Son of the Republic, the second peril
has passed look and learn."
"And I beheld the villages, towns,
and cities of America increase inn iie
and numbers till at last they covered
all the land from the Atlantic to the
pacific, and ihtir inhabitants became.es
coujiiless ae the stars in Heaven, or as
the aand on tlie sea-shore. And
terious voice, saying,
'Son of the Republic, the end of a
century cometh look and learn.'
"At this, the dark, shadowy angel
placed a trumpet to his mouth, and
blew three distinct blasts, and taking
water from the ocean, sprinkled it out
upon Europe, Asia and Africa.
"Then my eyes looked upon a fear
ful scene. From each of those coun
tries arose thick, black clouds, which
soon joined into one; and throughout
this mass gleamed a dark-red light, by
which I saw hordes of armed men, who
moving with the cloud marched by
land and sailed by sea to America,
which country was presently enveloped
in the volume of the cloud. And I
dimly saw these vast armies devaste
the whol country, and pillage and
burn villages, cities and towns, that I
had beheld springing up.
As my ears listened to the thunder
ing of caunoa, clashing of swords,and
shouts and cries of the millions in
mortal combat, I again heard the mys
terious voice saying, "Son of the Re
public, look and learn."
"When the voice had ceased, the
dark.thadowy angel placed his trumpet
to his mouth and blew a long, fearful
"Instantly a light, as from a thous
and suns, shone down from above me,
and pierced and broke into fragments
the dark cloud which enveloped Ameri
ca. At the same moment I saw the
angel upon whose forehead still shone
the word Usioh, and who bore our
national flag in one hand and a sword
in the other. -descend from Heaven,
attended by legions of bright spirits.
These immediately joined the inhabi
tants of America, who, I perceived,
were well nigh overcome, but who,
immediately taking courage again clos
ed up their broken ranks and renewed
the battle. Again, amid the fearful
noise of the conflict, I heard! the mys
terious voice saying. 'Son of the Re
public, look and learn.'
"As the voice ceased, the shadowy
angel, for the but Ume, dipped water
from the ocean and, sprinkled it upon
America. Instantly the dark cloud
rolled back, together with the armies
To the Dailj CiutnraUra and Daily Times.
it had brought, leaving the inhabitants
of the land victorious. Then once
more I beheld the villages, towns nmi
cities springing up where they had
been before, while the bright angel,
planting the azure standard he had
brought, in the midst of them, cried in
a loud voico to the inhabitants: 'While
the stars remain, and the heavens send
down dews upon the earth, so long
shall the Republic last !"
"And taking from his brow the
crown, on which still blazed the word
Uniow, he placed it upon the standard,
while all the people, kneeling down,
said, 'Amen !'
"The scene instantly began to fade
and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing
bat the rising, catling white vapor I
had first beheld. This also disappear
ing, I found myself once more gazing
upon my mysterious visitor, who, in
that same mysterious voice I had heard
before, faid: ' 'Son of the Republic,
what you have seen is thus interpreted:
three perils will come upon the Repub
lic. The most fearful is the second,
passing which, the whole world united
shnll never be able to prevail against
her. Let every child of the Republic
learn to live for his God, his Land and
Union 1'
"With these words the figure vanish
ed. I started from my seat, and felt
that I had been sbowu the birth, pro
gress, and destiny of the Republic of
the United States. In Union she will
have her stiengtb.in Disunion her des
"Such, my friend." concluded the
venerable narrator, "were the words
I heard from Washington's own lips.
and America will-do well to profit by
tbem. Let her remember that in Un
ion she has strength, in Disunion her
A SuooMTion. The New York
Times snakes the suggestion that every
voter who cast a ballot for Douglas
should hand or send to the Postmaster
of the roter'a preeipet a single three
eent postage stamp, with directions to
forward to the proper committee ai
Chicago. According to its figures, if.
this suggeslioa were carried out,, it
would raise nearly 40,JOO, besides
I allowing all to participate in tlie aceom
f, ' plivhment of the object hadin view.
The Bull's Bui firat Tka Selml
force 5D.000 A Drawn Battle An
otutr Victory im Western Virginia.
Specist t'j Uia Cincinnati Uouiraen:ii-l
Wasbihoton. July 10.
Information has been received at the
War Department that the rebel batterv
at Bull s run had been taken by our
troops. Particulars not yet transpired.
(Special to the Krft.J
A disputed received here from Rich
mond slates that Gov. Letcher has cal
led out nearly all the militia of Virginia
in order to giro battle to the Federal
News of tlio defeat of Lieut. Col.
Pegramby Gen. McClelhin had reach
ed Richmond.
Papers from North Carolina report
that a Federal war vessel carrying lour
guns, had' made an attack upon Fort
liatteras but with no effective result.
Vice President Hamlin left the citv
this morning accompanied by the Cali
fornia delegation who brought a flag
for the 1st Main regiment.
The presentation will be made at
Potter and other members of Con
gress left the city for Manassas.
Col. Richardson, representative from
Illinois, arrived h.-re at two o'clock
this morning. There had been no
general ngln since yesterday, at six
o'clock. There were occasional shots
by (skirmishers on both sides.
Gen. McDowell informed Col. Rich-
ardbou thai he should first examine the
location of the enemies batteries before
again engaging them. Col. Richard
sou says Gen. McDowell thinks 4 J will
cover the number killed xml wounded,
and of tde&e 3 were killed, 29 wound
ed, aud the rest missing.
An official dispatch to the war de
partment received to-day, announces
that the advance of Gen. McDowell
had not moved on Manassas to-day.
An official received at the war depart
ment at 7 o'clock A. M., gives the par
ticulars of the loss of the Federal forces
at the engagement at Bull's Run yes
terday. It slates that our loss is only 12 kill
ed and 40 wounded. The contending
aimies were in bight of each other.
At a late hour there had been no tight-
and Hoard of New York.
It is Col. McCIernand's belief from
what he ascertained while at the seat
of war, that die Confedeiates had yes
terday, upwards of 50,000 men at the
Junction, or who coald soon be con
centrated there.
An official dispatch has been receiv
ed from Gen. McCIellan. dated Bever
ly, 19ih, saying one of Col. Cox's regi
ments (the 2d Ky.) defeated and drove
600 of Wise's men from Barberville.in
Cabell County, oa the 16th.
ing Miice yesterday. The Federal
tutucs me rccotj (loitering the enemy's
It is ascertained that abut30 of our
troops were killed and wounded during
yeslerday'a engagement at Bull's Run.
The rebels are still in possession of tlie
batteiics and it is expected that they
wili make a stand at that point.
Col. Wilcox's brigade arrived at
Ceniesville from Fairfax station last
night. The Federal forces lie over to
day to reconnoit r. It is expected they
win aiutca i no naileries to-morrow.
A negro from the secesh camp reports
bis master. Col. Foutain.of Warreuton,
as killed, together with a large number
of rebels. This statement is corrobo
rated by a member of the 1st Massa
chusetts regimentwlio was jn' the en
gagement. The hst of our lulled and
wounded has not yet been made out.
On the earnest representation of
Senator Latham, the Steamer Keystone
State will leave New York to-morrow
to convey the Northern Light from
Aspiuwall. with over 2.000.000 in trea
sure. This Jtuy perlonaed the vessel
is to cruise for the privateer Sumter till
she finds and captures her.
Col. McClernand of the House of
Representatives left headquarters at
Centre villa at nine o'clock a.m. He
bring the official report of the battle
at Bull's Run. He arrived this after
Last night after the firing. Gen.
Schenck's brigade proceeded up the
Jamesvllle road to flink the position
of the three most prominent batteries
which had opened on oar troops.
The Confederates who fought the
Federals at the Rao, are, it is said,
those who were drawn back from
various places between Fairfax Court
House and Cenlreville in addition to a
reinforcement of five regiments who
were brought up from Uunassas during
tho actidn which continued five hours
In spite of the various rumors, the
condition of affairs at the close of yes
terday may be characterized as a
drawn batttle, there being no decided
result and the Confederates nowhere
showing themselves during the battle
they being altogether concealed by the
woods.ravines and entrenchments from
which they direoted their fires.
The members of the House who wit
nessed the fight, were Messrs. McCler
nand, Richardson and Lovejoy and Lo
gan of Ul.rNooUof Mo!1pjinnonnd
Maj. Vaa Hera's Coamaaa Vieterieus
FomrUea labels aiUti.
Kaksas Cm, Jul? 20.
By special messenger just arrived,
we learn the following: At 2 o'clock; on
the 17th, Maj. Van Horn's command
of U. S. Reserve Home Guards of this
place, numbering 17C men, was attack
ed by 500 rebels under Capt. Duncan,
three miles north of Harrisonville. The
fight lasted four hoars, during which
time a continual firing was kept up on
both sides.
At twenty minutes past six the rebels
withdrew, leaving, the United States
troops victorious. Tho loss of the
rebels was fourteen killed, including
two officers.and several wounded, while
thit of the U. S. forces was only one
killed. At twelve o'clock the same
night the U. S. troops continued their
mnrch, crossing Gnnd River twice, but
were compelled to leave three of their
baggage wagons on the bank of the
river, in consequence of high water.
Maj. Van Horn left this place on the
morning of the 17tb, for the purpose of
reinforcinj: Mai. Dean, now holding
West Point,Missouri, with a small force,
having routed a hundred of the rebels
at thai place. Maj. Van Horn's com
mand was attacked while at dinner.
They planted their flag-staff at 2 o'
clock, never giving away an inch nor
removing the flag until after the rebels
The Government is hourly receiving
vucr oi regiments, wuicu are accept
ed. Misfortune has no disheartening
effects.' , r
Eighteen cannon were lost in the re
treat. Capt. Gore, of Hartford, shot an
Alabama Colonel and captured five rebels.
Cauia of ttte Stampede.
New York. July 23J.
A Spectator of the battle of Bull's
Run says the single cause of the panic
was a charge by a large body of Caval
ry among the teamsters and siraielinir
soldiers who were in tb rear of our
main forces.belween the Run and Cen-
When Gen. McDowell found that his
reserve was on retreat, it was too' late
to counteract the mistake; he com
manded the main body to (all back,
which it did quil-kly,aad in good order.
Tlie men who had been fighting all day
without water and food were in a stale
of complete exhaustion.
An Englishman who was present at
all the Crimean battles says their fight
ing was of the most splendid kind:
such charges as the Zouaves and the
69th 'regiment made, he had not seen at
either Inkermaun or the Alma.
St. Locis, July 19.
The following proclamation has just
oeen received irom Brig. lien, r'ope :
St. Charles, Mo., July 19th.
To the People of Xorlt Mittouri:
By virtue of proper authority. I have
assumed command in North Missouri.
I now appear among you with force
strong enough to maintain the author
ity of the Government, and too strong
to bo resisted by any menus in your
possession Usual in warfare. Upon
your owu assurances that you would
respect the law sot the United Slates
aud preserve peace, no troops have
hitherto been sent into your section of
the country, lne occurrences within
the last ten days, however, have plaiulv
exhibited a great lack of either the
power or inclination 'to fulfil your pledg
es, and the Government has tound ii
necessary to occupy North Missouri
with a force powerful enough to com
pel obedience to the laws. So soon as
it is manifest you will tespecl its au
thority, and pat down unlawful com
binations against it, then you will be
relieved of the prescuce of forces under
my command, out not until then. I
therefore warn all persons taking up
arms against Federal authority, who
attempt to commit depredations upon
public or private property, or offending
the peacelul citizens, thai they will be
dealt with in the most summary man
ner, without awaiting civil powers.
Signed Joan Pops,
Brig. Gen. U. S. A., Commanding.
Only 20,000 of our men in the Fight.
Washikotos. July 23 J.
Late accounts show that lha number
of our killed is much Jess tuan sup
posed. Official lists are being prepared as
rapidlv as possible.
Col. Marston of N. H.. member of
Congress, lost an arm. Col. Lawson
was sliifhlly wounded. Gov. 8prague
of R. 1. was in the thickest of the bat
tle, and made a gallant appearance.
The regimen U which have suffered
most aro the Fire Zouaves and f 9;h of
N- Y ; the Conn. 1st, aud Mass. '1st
and 8th.
A great number of members of Con
gress and civilians were on the battle
field, and their flight added to the con
fusion. The number of Our troops
actually engaged in the contest did not
exceed SJ.00Q.
A dispatch to the N. Y. Commercial
says thai Mij. Harris left with fl&g of
truce to day lip recover the body of
Col. Cameron.
The Ass't Surgeon at the Cenlre
ville hospital says that' the kiilod and
wounded will not exceed mx hundred.
Centroville was occupied last uighl
iy the Virginia Cayalry.and the scouts
stretched to Fairfax. They were very
industriously engaged' in picking up
canteens, knspsacLs, Jrc, on the road.
There is no prospect of tho traitors
A Traitar Camp at Katte City.
luiurtaation reacbe aa in inch a manner that
war comptllad to credit it, tbat Flattr C.tj is
a secession raadeavoua. From four to aix hun
dred men are congregated ibera and fur the
avowed purpose of "taking" Leavenworth, Fort
aod City, and thea penetrating into the interior.
Oae MUter, ot IVukvilIe, youthful acd mad
liiob of Um law, ia the chivalric aud oratorical
leader of the traitors. He call his Company
"CacTary," and we Lave a lively apprehension
thai bis aea will be crucified belweea thieves.
His butternuts are, huwerer, doio mere harm
than their rebel beads are worth. They arc in
communication with Claib. Jtekton, and claim
to bo acting uader hk otdera ia their merei!esa
persecution of Union raea. They arc also in
communication with traiton here and know the
condition of afEiira in town and at the Fort the
arms wo have and the means of defense.
In the present coudhiou ot afikirs.with traitors
it hozna and abroad, our eit'fens must rely upon
heir own right anus for protection.
The PUtte City Legion of yesterday says:
"Rebellion Rcvola:ion will follow oppression
andoBtrage. This great Stale must be rraeemed
and re-established in its sovereign rights, and no
dopot can be allowed to deuecnte i s soil. Wo
be to the lories ia this Sute that minister to the
designs ol lb asurper.eiuVr by taking up anus
io hie ciuse or a.Jing hint by the esiab.ia.unt
of a bogus, revolutionary government by tho
ogewy wf thai pari o I Um Convention subservient
to his wilt or bis money 1 Governor Jackson
Mill Ka BttmtainA.! It avs.w .... ......h ...tla.. a.l
hamlet in the State rare bioot, and every tree
is converted iuto a gibbet on which to bang
ead shall be effectually aad permanent
ly accomplished. w .
, Rttolved. That an unconditional sub
mission to the Constitution and laws ot
the United States, by those in arms
agaiBst its authority, cosaptisea tire only
tarnw that SsMah. be offered- to them,
and no word or thought ofcoasproraise
should be breathed or eutertaiued until
the last vestige of armed treason' shall
be annihilated.
Resolved, That it is the first aad last
duty of every AaerieaB citizen.' of
whatever section, creed, or partx, to
contribute his influence to the mainten
ance of the Constitution as it is, and
to rally to the support of the. President
ia uie one execution ot tB Laws.
Reiolved, That if necessary to .effect,
these objects, the sapplies of men and
money should only be limited by tho
power of the people and the general
Government to furnish the same, and
we earnestly urge our Senators .and
Representatives in Congress to vote for
the appropriations called for by the
Resolved, That we have irapUcifiion
fidence in the Present Administration
that we cordially recognise the pro
priety of the course that ii has pursaed
anil the fidelity, ability and 'energy
avian j- neasi nhsiMailAMnA.I ?a ...
nuv.w nw kiiaiiifciciiaeu IIS KeSyOD.
We further express our brarty" appro
val of the late message of the .Presi
dent in substance and in detail in
principle and in policy and we. "con
gratulate our fellow citizens, the peoplo
of the United Slates, that laying aside
the trammels of partisan feeling. rwe
can realize that the Treason which has
originated the preseul ditficjil'.ies lias
found us prepared with the ribt
man in the right place," Jjekson like.
to meet and crush it.
Resolved, That copies of the proceed
ings of this meeting be forwarded ; to
the President of the United State, and
to our Senators and Representative in
Congress and thai the newspapersof
this State ba requested to publish' thft
same. State Record,
Eloquent and patriotic speeches uvro
made on the occasion by Hou. George
S. Hiilyer, Hou. C. K. Holliday, Rev.
J. A. Steele and others.
nai p-
Indorsemeat of toe Pnsidant.
We copy the following extract from
the published proceedings of a recent
meeting held iu Topcka.for the endorse
ment of the President's coarse in the
present straggle for the maintenance
of the Federal Uaion, and of his mes
sage to Congress on the 4tb instant
One of the largest and most enthusi
astic gatherings of the time took place at
the Congregational Lhurch last even
ing. The meeting was almost an im
promptu affair, but very limited notice
haviug been previously given, and wa
a demonstration of the deep seated
patriotism of the people.and their readi
ness to respond, to the call of their
country at a lime of danger.
A. H. Hale, Esq.. called the meeting
to order, and announced the following
organization :
Ve-ritiVaf.- Hoa.iGxo. S. Hilltck.
Vice Presidents. Hon. J. W. Robis
son. Hon. W. H. Fitzpatrics. Hon. J.
C. Bartlett, Dr. Sam'l Miluoak, Dr.
Secretaries. Dr. Jas. Fueicbzb, A.
L. Williams, Esq.
Commttse on Resolutions.
E G. Ross. N. P. Cask.
J. T. Mortos. G. W. Saw.
Jcstcs BaocawAT. N. W. Cox.
Upon the above announcement th
Chairman of the Committed took the
stand aud presented the following pre
amble and resolutions :
Whereas, Treason, long and delib
erately planned, has culminated in civil
war, threatening the integrity of the
Constitution and tlie Union, and attack
ing the supremacy of the laws aad
Whereas, under a Republican fores of
Government deriving its powers from
the eonsent of the people and its value
and stability from their patriotism and
loyalty, it is eminently proper that, iu
such a crisis, alLgood. citizens should
extend their aid aad support to the
Constituted authorities'; that a most
vigorous prosecution of the war baa
become necessary for the suppression
of the rebellion and the punishment of
its indigatars, to the end that the Gov
ernment maj be preserved the great
principle) of. tUpablicanUm vindicated.
and the march of- human improvement,
inaugurated with the institution of our
system of Government, maintained and
accelerated. Therefore be it Resolved.
That representing the decided and unan
imous sentiraeut of tlie people of Kan
sas, we declare ourselves in favor of a
vigorous, energetic and decisive
The lawrencs lank.
Inasmuch as the bills of this bunk
are becoming exceedingly common, wo
feel it to be our duty to again allude to
tha concern as an excellent illustration
of the terms "wild-cat" and "stuinu
tail." The business of Illinois and
Wisconsin has recently been utterly
paralyzed, and thouands of simple men
made bankrupts solely on account of' a
bogus currency. Wc do net care- to
see the experiment repeated in Kansas,
and warn our people of their danger in
time. The speculators will squirm,
but the truth must be told.
Our last Legislature passed a bill
allowing persons who held State scrip
to exchange it for State Bonds, and by
that act seventy dollars in scrip buys
hundred dollar bond. State scrip" f
now selling for sixty cents on the dollar,
for Missouri currency, and that cur
rency is worth only ninety cents on
the dollar.
The Lawrence Bank tale 51, COO in
gold and with it buys $1,100 in Mis
souri currency. With ihu, theyVcan
obtain 92.619,04 in State Bonds. On
this sum the Auditor, considering the
Bonds worth seenty cents on the dol
lar, countersigns tho notes of the Bank
to the amount of 91,833 33. That is.
the thousand dollars in gold has ha'cb
ed nearly two thousand dollars in bills.
The bankets .have not lost the extra
thousand, but the people have. This
experiment can bo icpeated and tl;u
thousand dollars can be multiplied to
an endless extent.by buying scrip with
tceir owo onis, irajing scrip tor boucs
and bonds for bauk notes again. It is
just as easy to have a bank with a cap
ital of 9200.000 as for any less impos
ing sum. While, these bills are multi
plying at fearful rates of compound
interest, somebody is all the time losing
money. Is it the Banker or the People?
Bat the fraud reaches its climax
whau you present a bill at the. Counter
and are gravely told that "the Lgula
ture has suspended spocfo payments."
One more fact and we have done.
The act of a Territorial Legislature!!)
incorporating bank is null and void
unless approved by Congress. No
Kansas Bank has ever had such Con
gressional approval.
When you hate read the abovi. t
kind enough to sit down and t(I! n
just how much a bank note of ihi?
description worth. ConseratLxe.
Gen. JohM'n Reported SiUel .
Baltisobx. July 23. '
A gentleman from the Valley of
Virginia, says Gea. Johnston kf: Win
chester on Tuesday moruiug.anil reaoa
ed Minassa during the batUe with
20.000 strong.
It was confidently asried at Win.
Chester. lharGen, Johnston was killed
at Manassas; also rumored,butnol cer
tain, thnt Gen. J;:cL:un wa ki!K-iL
Messengers who weic seal from
Manassas, represent the. army as iu a
starving condition, and all the produce
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